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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1949

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

   

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The News-Sentinel

1949

Monday, January 3, 1949

Lillie Mackey Beehler
Mrs. Mary HOFFMAN of this city has received word of the death of Mrs. Lillie MACKEY BEEHLER, which occurrd Friday at the home of her daughter in McKeesport, Pa.

Leona Hoffman
Mrs. Leona HOFFMAN, 73, of Argos became St. Joseph county's first traffic fatality of 1949 when she died shortly before noon Saturday in the South Bend Memorial hospital. Death resulted from pneumonia which followed injuries she received in a crash Christmas Eve while riding in an auto with her son, Clarence Cox of South Bend. The accident occured on U. S. Road 31 south of South Bend.
Mrs. Hoffman was born in Argos on Jan. 30, 1875, and her entire life was spent in that community. She was the daughter of Alfred and Anna McGRIFF. She was married to Truman HOFFMAN in 1908 and he preceded her in death in 1944.
Mrs. Hoffman was a lifetime member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Survivors are six children, Mrs. Mary KANOUSE of Argos; Mrs. Helen BONECUTTER of Marion, Ohio; Clarence COX of South Bend; Clarence resided in Rochester several years where he was employed as a pressman by the Van Trump Co; Bessie LANE and James HOFFMAN of South Bend; Ermil HOFFMAN of Valparaiso; a stepdaughter, Agnes SEIDER of Walkerton; twenty-three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will b held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body lies in state at the Grossman funeral home.

William Staley
William "Bid" STALEY, died Saturday afternoon at his home two miles east of Fulton. He had been critically ill for the past three weeks. Mr. Staley was employed as a patrolman by the Indiana Highway Department on State Road 25 between Fulton and Logansport.
He was born in Fulton County June 29, 1880. He was married to Mantie WARNER Dec. 23, 1905. His parents were - - - - and Cora (BURCH) STALEY.
Survivors are a son - - - - of Rochester; two daughters, - - - - of Logansport - - - - FEECE of Sanford, Fla. - - - - children, and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the Fulton E. U. B. church, with the Rev. - - - - officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence - - - -. [parts impossible to read]

Mrs. Frank Mansfield
Mrs. Sadie TULEY was called to Kouts Saturday evening due to the sudden death of her mother, Mrs. Frank MANSFIELD. Mrs. Mansfield's final rites will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Kouts and burial will be in the Winamac cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. James WILLIAMS of this city accompanied Mrs. Tuley to Kouts.

Frank W. Buehrle
Services were held this morning at St. Ann's Catholic church, Monterey, for Frank W. BUEHRLE, 78, retired railway mail clerk, of Monterey, who died Thursday while visiting his daughter in Chicago.
Born at Monterey he was a life resident there and a member of the Holy Name society of St. Ann's church.
Survivors are the wife, Cora [BUEHRLE]; seven children, Catherine BUEHRLE, Mary Jane DYE, Mrs. Ruth BOUTERS, William, Paul, and Edward [BUEHRLE], all of Chicago, Pauline BUEHRLE, Florida; one brother and three sisters, Robert [BUEHRLE], Ohio, Ann MARBOUGH, Frona BORN and Jennie SCHEAN, all of Chicago.

Tuesday, January 4, 1949

William H. Hartman
William H. HARTMAN, 77, died at 8 p.m. Monday at his home west of Argos. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered a week ago. Mr. Hartman had been a resident of Marshall county all of his life and had retired from farming a little over a year ago.
A native of Marshall county, Mr. Hartman was born Feb. 20, 1871 in the vicinity of where he died. he was the son of Louie and Sarah HARTMAN. He was married to Phoebe C. NEIDLINGER on Nov. 19, 1899.
Survivors are his wife Rena [HARTMAN]; six [sic] sons, Lawrence and Robert [HARTMAN] of west of Argos; Clarence [HARTMAN] at home; Reuben [HARTMAN] of Buchanan, Mich.; eight grandchildren. A daughter, Charlotte [HARTMAN] passed away in infancy.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. V. L. GARNER of the Evangelical Reform church of Walkerton will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

John Perschbacher
John PERSCHBACHER, 82, native of Richland township, and for many years a resident of Mishawaka, where he was employed by the Ball Band Corp., died at his home in Upland, Calif., on New Years Day, according to information reaching relatives here. He had lived in California for 15 years after retirement at Mishawaka.
The deceased and Mrs. Perschbacher, only survivor, visited relatives and friends here last summer. Funeral services and burial will be in Upland.

Wednesday, January 5, 1949

Pfc. James Ellis
Rochester relatives have received word that the body of Pfc. James ELLIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles ELLIS of Buchanan, Mich., is being returned to that city Friday from France. Private Ellis was killed in France in the fall of 1944.
He attended school in Rochester for a few years and during the time he resided with his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Emma (REAM) BEAL, on West 13th street.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard WERTZBERGER and family and Mrs. Mel REAM of this city will attend the final rites for Pfc. Ellis which will be held at the Swen funeral home, Buchanan, Mich., Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Albert Jackson
Albert JACKSON, 79, a lifelong resident of this county, died Tuesday evening 6:30 o'clock, at his home west of Rochester, following an illness of four weeks duration.
Born near Kewanna March 19, 1869, he was the son of Andrew and Polly LEDRICK JACKSON. He married Nancy SUTTON on March 4, 1895. A farmer, he was a member of the Olive Branch E. U. B. church and was lifetime resident of Fulton county.
Survivors are the wife and four sons: Luther, Otis and Clarence [JACKSON] of Rochester, Urbin [JACKSON], Fulton; nine grandchildren; one brother, Frank [JACKSON], Huntington; two sisters, Amanda TATMAN, Eau Claire, Mich., Linnie LEWIS, Macy.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 o'clock at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton, with the Rev. E. E. FOOR officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body was taken to the residence this morning where friends may call. It will be returned to the chapel for final rites.

George Franklin Anglin
Following five days illness from pneumonia George Franklin ANGLIN, retired farmer, died in the Kelly hospital, Argos, Tuesday evening 10:30 p.m. Mr. Anglin's residence is at 305 E. Plain street, Argos. He had been a resident of the Argos and Inwood communities throughout his entire life.
George Franklin, son of Joel and Caroline ANGLIN, was born Oct. 7, 1878 on a farm near Inwood. His first marriage was to Mary GIBSON, who died a few years later; he then was wed to Laura STANLEY who also preceded him in death. On March 20, 1917 he was married to Rebecca McCULLOUGH, who survives. Mr. Anglin was a member of Inwood Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife; four children, Mrs. Lois BORTORFF, Plymouth; Mrs. Nia BROCK, Bourbon; Forest ANGLIN, Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs. Hazel CROWELL, Edwardsburg, Mich.; three step-children, Mrs. Gussie POWERS, Argos; Donald McCULLOUGH, Hastings, Nebr.; Carl McCULLOUGH, Minden, Nebr.; a sister, Mrs. Mary CONGER, Plymouth; thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete while awaiting arrival of a son from the West. The body lies in state at the Grossman funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, January 6, 1949

Charles Bickel
Charles BICKEL, 71, died suddenly Wednesday evening 10:45 o'clock at his home in Akron. Death resulted from a heart attack. Mr. Bickel, who was a retired farmer of the Gilead neighborhood, had been in ill health for the past seven years.
A native of Wabash county, he was born July 30, 1877. His parents were John and Sarah (MITCHELL) BICKEL. He was married to Zeana CRAIG on Feb. 25, 1899. He had been a resident of Akron since last October.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Grethel BUNNEL, Indianapolis; two sons, Palmer BICKEL, Roann, and Cye BICKEL, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 1:30 p.m. at the Moyer and Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Arthur TINKLE assisted by the Rev. Ralph HOFFMAN will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

George F. Anglin
Funeral services for George F. ANGLIN, who died Tuesday evening in the Kelly hospital, Argos, will be held Friday 2 p.m., in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

M-M Theodore Myers
The body of Machinists Mate 1/c Theodore W. MYERS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin MYERS, route 4, Rochester, will arrive at Winamac Thursday morning for reburial there, according to information received by the family from the Navy Department.
Machinist Mate Myers met death in action during the Normandy invasion. He is survived by the parents and one brother, Ray [MYERS].
Funeral rites will be held Jan. 9 at 1 o'clock p.m., at the Community church, with the Rev. H. L. BULGER officiating. The Winamac American Legion post will be in charge of military honors at the graveside.

Friday, January 7, 1949

John W. Perschbacher
Funeral services for John Wilkes PERSCHBACHER, Upland citrus rancher, were held Jan. 5, in the J. B. Draper chapel, Ontario, Calif. Entombment was made in Bellevue Mausoleum.
Mr. Perschbacher, 79, died Jan. 2, following a heart attack which he suffered last Friday.
A native of Tiosa, Ind., Mr. Perschbacher moved to Mishawaka and from that city removed to Ontario, Calif., about 20 years ago. He was affiliated with the Knights of Pythias lodge which he had served as chancellor commander. A member of Bethel Congregation church, he served as member of the board of deacons from 1944 to 1947. He is survived by his widow of Ontario and one sister, Mrs. D. M. SWINEHART, of Mishawaka.

M-M 1/c Theodore Myers
Reburial services for M-M 1/c Theodore "Ted" MYERS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin MYERS, route 4, Rochester, will be held from the Community church at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Henry F. BULGER officiating and the Don Moore post, American Legion, Kewanna, assisting. Interment will be in Bruce Lake cemetery.
The deceased was born in Fulton county April 7, 1917. He enlisted in the U. S. naval Service may 14, 1942, and died in an English hospital following a torpedo explosion which struck his ship off the coast of France during the Normandy invasion. He had previously participated in the invasion of Sicily and Italy.
He is survived by the parents; one brother Ray [MYERS], at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lucy MYERS; two uncles and two aunts. The body has been removed from the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, to the home of the parents, where it will remain until the funeral hour.

Cora Ann Hoover
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Ann HOOVER, who died at her home near Denver, 1 p.m. Thursday, will be held Saturday 10 a.m. at the Denver U. B. church. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be made in the Greensford, Ind., cemetery. The body lies in state at the McCain funeral home, Denver.
Mrs. Hoover was born March 4, 1876, at Bloomington, Ill., the daughter of Robert and Nancy (CRUMBAUGH) HAMILTON. On July 7, 1894, she was married to Sydney HOOVER, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Denver U. B. church and the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are the following children: L. R. HOOVER, at home; Mrs. Dewey DAWALD, Macy; Robert N. HOOVER of Denver; Glen C. HOOVER of Deedsville; two grandchildren, and a half-sister, Martha MATHERS, of LeRoy, Ill.

Minnie Townsend
Final rites for Mrs. Minnie TOWNSEND, 59, who suffered a fatal heart attack Wednesday evening at her farm home, five miles southeast of Fulton, will be held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be made in North Union cemetery. The body will be removed from the Dittmire funeral home to the residence on Saturday afternoon.
A member of the Judson Baptist church, Mrs. Townsend was born June 16, 1889, in Irvin township in Howard county. She was the daughter of John and Mary E. (BEAR) LOWE. The deceased was married to George C. TOWNSEND March 31, 1910. She has resided in the Fulton community eight years.
Surviving with the husband are three sons, John, George and Robert [TOWNSEND], all at home; three daughters, Miss Hazel LOWE, Howard county; Mrs. Izy HOAK, Kokomo; and Mrs. Etta BALL, Bluffton; three brothers, John, Rease, and Ralph [LOWE], all of Kokomo, and three grandchildren.

Alma F. Meiser
Death came at 7:45 this morning to Mrs. Alma Fay MEISER, 60, at her home, 701 E. 10th street, following an illness of two years, the last three weeks of which became critical.
A member of the Rochester Grace Methodist church, Mrs. Meiser was born in Fulton county Aug. 10, 1888, the daughter of Mark B. and Mary (HUDKINS) MOORE. She was a resident of this county practically throughout her lifetime.
On July 11, 1909 in Fulton county she became the wife of Eri MEISER who, with four sons, Fremont [MEISER] of Rensselaer, Perry [MEISER] of Richmond, Calif., Earl and Albert [MEISER] at home; two sisters, Mrs. Frank MILLER of Rochester, and Mrs. Claude LOWDEN of Kewanna; and seven grandchildren, survive.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Kewanna Methodist church with the Rev. Henry BULGER, assisted by the Rev. W. C. EVERS, officiating. Burial will be made in the [Kewanna] IOOF cemetery.
The body will rest at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, until 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, at which time it will be removed to the church.

Saturday, January 8, 1949

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Monday, January 10, 1949

Lucy A. Myers
Mrs. Lucy A. MYERS, who made her home with her son Erwin MYERS, route 4, Rochester, died Saturday evening 7 o'clock. She had been critically ill for the past week.
Mrs. Myers was born in Pulaski county, Ind., on March 16, 1864 and had resided in the Kewanna community for over 60 years. Her husband, William E. MYERS, preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Myers was a member of the Lutheran church.
Surviving are two sons, Ervine [sic] [MYERS], route 4, Rochester, Lowell MYERS of Kewanna; a brother, Lynn MASTER of Metea and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, Tuesday, 2 p.m. with the Rev. Henry F. BULGER in charge. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Minnie Martin
Death, following three years illness, this morning called Mrs. Emile F. MARTIN, 73, at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient in critical condition since Jan. 4. Her death was a culmination of complications.
Mrs. Martin--well and affectionately known by a host of friends as Minnie [MARTIN]--was born in Starke county, Indiana on June 4, 1875, the daughter of William H. and Frances (OXLEY) CAPLINGER. While very young she came with her parents to Fulton county, where she has since resided. A member since childhood of the Christian church, she was identified also with the local unit, American Legion Auxiliary.
On Nov. 10, 1894 she was united in marriage with Hiram KINGERY, whose death occurred in 1904. On Sept. 12, 1908 she became the wife of Percy HAWKINS, who preceded her in death in 1940; and on Aug. 12, 1942 she married Emile F. MARTIN.
In 1921, with Mr. Hawkins, she assumed ownership of the Hawkins Cafe at 719 Main street, and during the years following while she engaged actively in the operation of the cafe, she made many friends, and was recognized as a successful manager in the catering profession. Later, when the cafe was sold, she followed the catering profession, operating the dining room at the Rochester Country Club two seasons, and the Colonial Hotel food service one year. Later she again purchased the Hawkins Cafe which she operated several years. Following her marriage to Mr. Martin, she assisted him in operation of Lakeview hotel, Lake Manitou until health failed her and she was forced to retire.
Besides the husband she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edyth (KINGERY) OVERMYER, this city; five sisters, Mary [CAPLINGER], Indianapolis; Ethel [CAPLINGER], Chicago; Retta [CAPLINGER], St. Louis; Bertha [CAPLINGER], California; and Ida [CAPLINGER], Missouri; two brothers, William H. CAPLINGER, Flint Mich.; and Charles CAPLINGER, California; two grandchildren, Mrs. William H. BRINKROEGER, Detroit; and Jack K. OVERMYER, Indianapolis.
Final rites will be held from the Rochester Christian church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in charge of the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will rest at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home until the funeral hour.

Tuesday, January 11, 1949

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Wednesday, January 12, 1949

Pfc. Raymond Gunter
The body of Pfc. Raymond GUNTER will arrive under military escort from Germany Jan. 13, for reburial in the Grass Creek cemetery at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Jan. 15. It will rest at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, until the funeral hour.
Born May 25, 1926, near Grass Creek, he was the son of Cecil and Ruth (FORD) GUNTER. After graduation from Wayne township high school, he entered military service in Sept. 1944 and trained at Fort McClelland, Ala., before his assignment to the Third Armored Division, First U. S. Army, under General Hodges. He saw action in the Cologne area and in the Ruhr Valley campaign, and was killed in the assault on Padgborn Airport, April 1, 1945.
Surviving with the parents are six [sic] brothers, Virgil, George, Ray, Ralph and Richard [GUNTER], all of near Grass Creek; and two sisters, Mrs. Mildred MULLINS, Kewanna, and Mrs. Marjorie EASTERDAY, Logansport.
Services will be held from Grass Creek E. U. B. church at 1 p.m., Saturday Jan. 15, with the Rev. Paul GARNER of Morocco, officiating, and military honors conferred by Post No. 130, The American Legion, Kewanna.

Mary Reber
Miss Mary REBER, 90, of 500 Indiana Avenue, this city, died at 8:45 Tuesday evening at her home following an illness of several weeks.
A resident of this community for more than 40 years, Miss Reber was born in Rockville, Ohio on April 27, 1857, daughter of Ira and Elizabeth REBER.
After several years residence in Richland township, she removed to the Indiana avenue address where she resided with a sister, Miss Cora REBER, who, with another sister, Mrs. Ada MORRIS of this city; a brother, William REBER, Elkhart; and several nephews and nieces, survive.
Private services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. John DAVIDSON officiating. The body will rest at the Foster funeral home until Wednesday evening when it will be removed to the residence. Friends are requested to omit flowers.
Interment will be in the Reichter cemetery.

Thursday, January 13, 1949

Donald M. Pell
Reburial services for Donald M. PELL, Brazil, were to be held there this afternoon, according to announcement received here Wednesday.
Pell, 24, was killed in the Pacific theatre in June 1945. He was the son of Mrs. Lucy (RUH) PELL, formerly of Rochester. He gradated from Brazil high school and Indiana University. He enlisted in the armed service shortly after the outbreak of World War II.
Survivors include the mother, a daughter and a brother, Dr. John PELL, all of Brazil.

Mrs. Richard Frye
Funeral services for Mrs. Richard FRYE, formerly of Delong, who died in the St. Joseph hospital, Mishawaka, Wednesday, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mishawaka.

Charlie F. Black
Charles F. BLACK, well-known farmer residing five miles north of Akron, died Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. at his home. Death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a heart attack. He had been a resident of the Akron community throughout his entire life.
He was born July 6, 1881, the son of John R. and Lucinda BLACK. On October 15, 1920, he was married to Sadie RICKEL.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, George and Bernard [BLACK], of near Akron; a sister, Mrs. Nellie HEIGHWAY of Akron; a grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be held at the Moyer and Haupert funeral home, Akron, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Black home until 9:30 a.m. Friday and then be removed to the funeral home.

Minnie Myers
Mrs. Minnie MYERS, 73, well-known Argos resident, died Wednesday evening at her home there from complications induced by a broken hip which she suffered about nine weeks ago.
Born Feb. 3, 1875, in Center township, Marshall county, she was the daughter of Henry and Sarah ROBERTS. She has been a lifelong resident of Center and Walnut townships. She has been a member of the Methodist church many years.
She was united in marriage at Argos on April 11, 1890, with Marion M. MYERS, who survives, as do three granddaughters, Sally, Suzanne and Edna SWIHART; one brother, Edgar ROBERTS, Argos, and four sisters, Miss Lizzie ROBERTS, and Mrs. Nellie CASLOW of Argos, Mrs. Clara GERARD of Plymoth, and Mrs. Grace LEONARD of Detroit. Two daughters preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be held from the Grossman funeral home, Argos, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN of the Argos Methodist church in charge. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.
The body will rest at the funeral home where friends may call. Please omit flowers.

Friday, January 14, 1949

[no obits]

Saturday, January 15, 1949

Corp. Berlyn McKee
Reburial services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Eller funeral home, Kokomo, for Corporal Berlyn McKEE, 26, son of Frank McKEE, and a former resident of Rochester.
A member of the U. S. Marine Corps., Cpl. McKee was killed on Iwo Jima on March 19, 1945.
Full military honors were given Cpl. McKee by the Kokomo post, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include the father, now of Lafayette; two brothers, George and Frank [McKEE], Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Joe FOSTER of Rochester and Mrs. Jean SMITH of Milwaukee, Wis.; an uncle, George McKEE, of Henry township; an aunt, Mrs. Jack CHAMBERLAIN, Richland township.
Interment was made at Kokomo. Mr. and Mrs. Joe FOSTER and Mrs. Jack CHAMBERLAIN attended the final rites.

Earl G. Gocking
Earl G. GOCKING, 44, formerly of this city, died at 2:00 a.m. Saturday in the Pawating Hospital, Niles, Mich. Death was attributed to complications and followed two months illness.
Mr. Gocking came to Rochester three years ago where he was employed as superintendent of the Barnhart-Van Trump Co. printing plant. He resigned last October to take a similar position with a Cassapolis, Mich. printing firm. The family moved to Cassapolis several weeks ago.
Mr. Gocking was born in Hoopeston, Ill., the son of Thomas and Laura (CRABBS) GOCKING. He was married in Hoopeston to Cecil LAWTON. The former resident was a member of the Hoopeston Masonic Order; Scottish Rite and Royal Arch and the Knights of Pythias lodge, also of Hoopeston. Prior to coming to Rochester Mr. Gocking was a printing instructor in the Masonic Home at Franklin.
Survivors are his wife and three children, Tom [GOCKING] of Rochester; Robert and Patricia [GOCKING], both of Cassapolis and his mother, Mrs. Laura GOCKING, of Hoopeston.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon in the Hamilton Funeral Home, Hoopeston, Ill, and burial will be in a cemetery in that city. The body will be taken to Hoopeston late today.

Monday, January 17, 1949

William H. Rouch
Word has been received here of the sudden death of William H. ROUCH, well known local stock buyer, which occurred early this afternoon. Details of his sudden demise are not available at press time. The body will be taken to the Foster funeral home.

Maude Brown
Death came today at 1:45 p.m. to Mrs. Maude BROWN, widow of the late Dr. Archie BROWN. She had been ill for some time. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's News-Sentinel. The body is at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home.

Schuyler Davis
Funeral services were held Saturday at Petosky, Mich., for Schuyler DAVIS, who died Thursday at his home in that city.
Mr. Davis, who was 85 years of age, was born and reared near Akron and later moved to Michigan.
Survivors are a son, Emmett DAVIS of South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Dick MORRIS of Rochester; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Morris and son Clifford [MORRIS] attended the services.

Tuesday, January 18, 1949

Maude Ellen Brown
Mrs. Maude Ellen BROWN, widow of Dr. Archibald BROWN and a pioneer resident of this city, died at 12:30 Monday afternoon at her home 218 West 8th street. Mrs. Brown had been in ill health for the past six months.
A native of Blountsville, Ind., she was born June 25, 1874, the daugher of David A. and Amanda (OFFTERDINGER) WALLER. She moved to Rochester with her parents 46 years ago. On June 10, 1903 she was united in marriage with Dr. Archibald BROWN, who preceded her in death a few years ago. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Rochester Christian church and was an active worker for that organization.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles E. MULLEN, Poteet, Texas; Mrs. Ernest BONINE, this city; three grandchildren, Charles Brown MULLEN, Poteet, Texas; James D. and Harriett Ellen BONINE, Rochester; one brother, Emerson WALLER, Fowler; two sisters, Mrs. Martha SMITH, of this city and Mrs. Ancil GRAY, Fulton. A daughter, Mrs. Edna BUNN, preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afgternoon in the First Christian church. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will be in charge and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may call in the Bonine residence, 218 West 8th street. The body will be taken to the church at one o'clock Wednesday to lie in state until two o'clock at which time the casket will be closed.
Thacker & Sharpe funeral home is in charge of the services.

William H. Rouch
Funeral services for William H. ROUCH, 88, of 1130 Elm street, who died in a heart attack Monday afternoon, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday at Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Thomas LUKE officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Rouch, a veteran stockman and buyer, and widely known throughout this section of the state, suffered the fatal seizure while driving on the main street of Fulton at about 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. His car carreened into an automobile owned by Miss Marjorie DOUGLASS, 712 High street, Logansport, which was parked in front of the office of Dr. F. C. DIELMAN. Summoned from his office, Dr. Dielham pronounced death, due to coronary embolism, had been instantaneous. Mr. Rouch was an active member of the Rochester Grace Methodist church.
Born Sept. 13, 1860, the son of Aaron and Anna ROUCH of the Fulton neighborhood. Mr. Rouch had been a lifelong resident of Fulton county, where for many years he engaged in buying and selling livestock. His first marriage was to Mary NELLANS, and to this union were born five children, four of whom, with the mother, preceded him in death.
Surviving are the widow, the former Mrs. Laura McCLURE, of Argos; one daughter, Mrs. John DYNES, Indianapolis; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The body will rest at the Foster funeral home, this city, until 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, when it will be removed to Grace Methodist church and will lie there in state until the funeral hour.

Wednesday, January 19, 1949

Edward C. Wagoner
Funeral services for Edward C. WAGONER, 73, who died Tuesday afternoon at the Ewing nursing home, will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Fulton officiating. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF cemetry. The body will rest at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton until 10 o'clock Thursday morning, when it will be brought here.
Mr. Wagoner, a farmer residing five miles south of the city, was well and favorably known among a wide circle of acquaintances throughout the county. He had been ill about a year.
Born in Fulton county June 10, 1875, he was the son of John S. and Matilda HOFFMAN WAGONER. He was married Dec. 21, 1898, to Stella FRY, whose death occurred in August, 1927.
Survivors are two sons, Melvin [WAGONER], Rochester; Omer [WAGONER], Kokomo; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers; Harry and Dell [WAGONER] of Talma and Charles [WAGONER] of Rochester. Two sons preceded him in death.

John Edward Kramer
John Edward KRAMER, 59, former Rochester resident and business man, died at Indianapolis Methodist hospital at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon following an illness of six weeks. The cause of his death was given as complications.
Born in Hunington, Ind., Jan. 23, 1889, he was the son of Henry and Lenora KRAMER, and was one of eight children. About 18 years ago he was united in marriage to Eunice LESTER of Logansport. Mr. Kramer was a member of the Baptist church and the Loyal Order of Moose.
When the Indiana Motor Bus Co. established bus routes out of Indianapolis into Northern Indiana some twenty years ago, Mr. Kramer entered their service, and for many years made regular trips through this city. About five years ago he resigned to enter business here after purchase of the Peoples Cafe. Later he sold his local business and purchased the Chef's Grille at 1515 N. Pennsylvania street, Indianapolis, which place he operated until illness forced his retirement about six weeks ago. He resided at 1405 N. Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, and at his Lake Manitou home here.
Survivors include the widow; a foster son, Willard [KRAMER] of Indianapolis; three brothers, Chester [KRAMER] of Lake Manitou, Henry L. [KRAMER], and Othel [KRAMER] Huntington; four sisters, Mrs. Mary LUSCH, Mrs. Nina GOODRICH and Mrs. Katherine SLUSSER, all of Huntington, and Miss Helen KRAMER, Fort Wayne.
Funeral services at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Bailey funeral home, Huntington. Burial will be made there.

Thursday, January 20, 1949

Maude Brown
Out of town friends or relatives who attended the funeral services of Mrs. Maude BROWN Wednesday afternoon were: Mr. and Mrs. Miles PERSCHBACHER of Plymouth; Emerson WELLER of Fowler; Mrs. Charles E. MULLINS of Poteet, Tex.; Mrs. Ancil GRAY, Mrs. Donald SCOTT, Mr. and Mrs. William GRAY and Miss Mary GRAY, all of Fulton

Friday, January 21, 1949

Eunice L. Pontius
Rochester citizens and those in surrounding community were shocked early Friday morning to learn of the tragic death of Mrs. Roscoe D. [Eunice L.] PONTIUS, which occurred Thursday evening 10:15 o'clock on Road 331 four miles north of Bourbon. Mrs. Pontius received multiple skull fractures when a door of a truck in which she was riding came open and she was hurled to the roadway.
An examination made this morning indicates that the left rear wheel of the truck passed over Mrs. Pontius' head.
The Pontiuses were returning from the home of their daughter, Mrs. Marcia NICHOLSON of Elkhart, after having taken some household goods to the Nicholsons in a light delivery truck belonging to the Rochester Telephone Co.
Mr. Pontius, who was driving, stated the truck struck an icy patch on the highway and began skidding and swinging from one side to another. In some manner the right door of the vehicle came open and Mrs. Pontius was hurled from the seat to the roadway. He stated he didn't know Mrs. Pontius was out of the cab seat for a few seconds as he was so busy attempting to control the swerving machine.
The truck did not upset and Mr. Pontius, who was uninjured rushed to his wife's side only to find that she had met instant death.
Passersby, who arrived at the scene of the accident several minuts later, summoned aid and after a cursory examination was made by William EASTERDAY of Culver, deputy coroner of Marshall county, the body of Mrs. Pontius was brought to Rochester.
Eunice L. [AULT], daughter of Joseph and Eliza (MERRILL) AULT, was born in Fulton county on July 1, 1891. All of her life was spent in Rochester and vicinity. On May 6, 1915 she was united in marriage with Roscoe D. PONTIUS of this city.
Mrs. Pontius was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and the Rochester Woman's Club and was an active worker in both of these organizations.
Suvivors with her husband of 914 Pontiac street, this city: a daughter, Mrs. Marcia NICHOLSON, of Elkhart, Ind.; her mother, Mrs. Eliza AULT of this city; a sister, Mrs. Frank SHERMARHORN of LaGrange, Ind., and two nieces.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, January 22, 1949

Pfc. John Byron Klise
Akron relatives of Pfc. John Byron KLISE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse KLISE of that community, have been advised of the return next Tuesday of the body for reburial, from an American cemetery in Germany.
Pfc. Klise died in Germany from combat wounds, Sept. 11, 1945. He was born and reared in Akron, where he graduated from the Henry township high school in 1941. At the time of death he was 25 years of age.
Funeral services, in charge of the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER, will be held from the family residence in Akron at 2 o'clock p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27. Burial will be made in Akron IOOF cemetery.
Survivors include the widow, Gloria (KING) KLISE with whom the deceased was united in marriage in 1941; a daughter, Claudia Sue [KLISE]; the parents; and a sister, Mrs. Mildred MEREDITH of Mentone.
Klise entered the service on Feb. 18, 1942, and trained at Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Lindley B. Perry
A heart attack suffered at 12:30 a.m. Saturday brought almost instant death to Lindley B. PERRY, 77, at his home 411 North Pontiac street. Mr. Perry, a former R.H.S. manual training instructor was taking tickets at the Whitmer gym for the Zebra-Ft. Wayne basketball contest Friday evening and was apparently enjoying his usual good health. Although he retired as manual training instructor two years ago he still kept in close contact with the high school's activities.
Mr. Perry came to Rochester 38 years ago from Sheridan, Ind. Through his activities in school work he had a legion of friends throughout Fulton county and northern Indiana.
Lindley B. Perry was born October 24, 1871 at Sheridan, Ind., the son of James R. and Ruth (LINDLEY) PERRY. On December 15, 1895 he was married to Minnie FRISTOE. Mr. Perry was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Donald ROSS, of this city and the following grandchildren: John PERRY, of Van Nuys, Calif., John and Richard ROSS and Mrs. Rosanna ILER, all of this city. Two great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the Thacker and Sharpe Funeral Home. Rev. Thomas LUKE, of the Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Monday, January 24, 1949

Mrs. Roscoe Pontius
The funeral of Mrs. Roscoe PONTIUS, held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home on Sunday afternoon, was one of the largest attended here in recent years. Despite cold, rainy weather, the relatives, friends and associates filled the parlors both downstairs and upstairs while others remained on the porch. The beautiful floral tributes filled almost two rooms.
Rev. Harry J. BAILEY preached the funeral sermon in which he paid high tribute to the life and activities of the deceased. Two solos were sung by Mrs. Cecil PATTERSON, accompanied by Mrs. Everett KESSLER. A short service was held at the graveside in the IOOF cemetery.
The pallbearers were William SOWERS, Lowell CANN, Dee FULTZ, Emmett TRANBARGER, Justin HALL and Floyd CHRISTMAN.
Those who attended from out of town were:
Mr. and Mrs. Carl MORGAN, Grover M. SHAFER, William PONTIOUS, Mr. and Mrs. Dale KESSLER, Argos; Mr. and Mrs. Lamarr STOOPS, Don STOOPS, Nappanee; Mr. and Mrs. Joe THOMPSON, Bass Lake; J. R. MEREDITH, Knox; Mrs. Joe ARNOLD, Logansport; Mrs. Charles WHITTENBERGER, Miss Fay PONTIUS, Miss John BRYANT, Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph LUCIER, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. CLINGENPEEL, R. E. DANIEL, G. A. STEELE, Joe MILLER, Warsaw; Leslie E. DYE, L. E. MORIER, Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Mable MILLER, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. GORD, Emmett SWANSON, Carl SNYDER, Fort Wayne.
Orville BROOKS, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert SPOOR, North Judson; Mrs. F. D. ALSPACH, Wabash; Mrs. L. O. BORING, Mrs. Maude BOGGS, Mr. and Mrs. Harley BOGGS, Bourbon; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur J. SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. Furel BURNS, North Manchester; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. ALSPACH, Monticello; Mr. and Mrs. Robert JOHNSON, Mr. and Mrs. T. D. DIAL, Miss Lillian COX, Indianapolis; Mrs. Edith BRUBAKER, South Bend, Mrs. Bessie PENCE, Kokomo; Fred BARLEY, Orland; Mr. and Mrs. Harold T. McCAIG; H. T. McCAIG, Jr., Miss Marjorie HANSON, John HANSON, Jr., William J. PFAENDER, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Henry VANDER DRIESSCHE, Mishawaka; Mr. and Mrs. G. B. NICHOLSON, Miss Mary NICHOLSON, Elkhart; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne TOMBAUGH, Mentone.

James Monroe Nickels
Death came early this morning to James Monroe NICKELS, 88, at his residence three miles southwest of Fulton, and followed an illness of only three days. Cause of death was paralysis.
A member of long standing in the Olive Branch E. U. B. church, Mr. Nickels was born March 19, 1860, in Wayne township, Fulton county, the son of Edward and Elizabeth (SMITH) NICKELS. His entire life was spent in Fulton county where he engaged in farming. He retired several years ago because of advancing age.
He was united in marriage Feb. 24, 1887 with Mary ALBER, and to this union eight children were born. Mrs. Nickels died in April, 1942.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Trella DAGUE, Fulton; Mrs. Grace HARMAN, and Mrs. Goldie SIDDALL, both of Logansport; five sons, Floyd, Harry and James [NICKELS] of Lansing, Mich.; Lora [NICKELS], Fulton; and William [NICKELS], Twelve Mile; thirty-one grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Charles [NICKELS] Kewanna; Walter [NICKELS], Grass Creek, and Joseph [NICKELS], Agos.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Fletchers Lake Methodist church, with the Rev. Mrs. J. S. GLICK officiating. Burial will be at Fletchers Lake.
The body will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, to the residence this evening.

Clara Churchill
Mrs. Clara CHURCHILL, 79, former resident of Akron and Rochester, died Saturday evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank CARPENTER of Niles, Mich. She had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.
A native of Fulton county, Mrs. Churchill was born [Clara HARTMAN] Sept. 2, 1870, the daughter of James and Ellen (CALENTINE) HARTMAN. She was married to Charles CHURCHILL a number of years ago.
Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Frank CARPENTER; two brothers, Lorenzo and J. H. CARPENTER, both of this city; two sons, Clarence and Clifford CHURCHILL of South Bend and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Saints church Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock in Akron. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.

Tuesday, January 25, 1949

Pfc. John B. Klise
The body of Pfc. John B. KLISE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse KLISE of Akron, will arrive in Rochester under military escort tonight, and will be removed to the family residence where it will rest until Thursday morning and be taken hence to the Moyer & Haupert funeral home for final rites on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The service will be in charge of the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and the Adolph R. Merley post, American Legion, will confer military honors. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.
Pfc. Klise was inducted into the service Feb. 18, 1943. He trained at Fort Lewis, Wash., and was later assigned to Co. B. 114th Bn., 2nd Reg. Paratroops, at Fort Benning, Ga. Following an injury sustained in jumping, he was transferred to Field Artillery and sailed for overseas duty in April, 1945. Stationed in England for some time, he later was transferred to the German occupation zone in Nurnberg where he died. He was interred in an American cemetery near Avold in France.
Born Aug. 2, 1923, he attended school in Akron, graduating with the class of 1941, and in July of that year was united in marriage with Gloria Ann KING. In civilian life he followed the occupation of farming.
Surviving are the widow and one daughter, Claudia Sue [KLISE]; the parents; one sister, Mrs. Mildred MEREDITH; one niece; one nephew; and a host of friends.
He was a member of the Modern Woodmen, Akron lodge. Friends may call at the residence until 10 o'clock Thursday morning.

Wednesday, January 26, 1949

Rebecca J. McFarland
Rebecca J. [McFARLAND], infant daughter of Benny and Dorothy (THOMPSON] McFARLAND, four miles southwest of Argos, died in Kelly hospital, Argos, at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday night. Death was due to influenza following an illness of four days. The child was only three weeks old.
Survivors are the parents and one sister, Jacqueline [McFARLAND], at home; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William THOMPSON, Argos.
Rites will be held from the Grossman funeral home, Argos, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. V. L. GARNER of Walkerton will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove cemetery.
The body will be at the residence where friends may call until noon Thursday.

Annie Margret Kiler
Mrs. Annie Margret KILER, 88, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, died at 5:30 Wednesday morning at her home, 403 West Eighth street, Rochester. Death came suddenly to Mrs. Kiler, although she had been in ill health for the past year.
The oldest member of the St. John's Lutheran church, and always active in the work of the Missionary society and Ladies Aid of the church, she was born Aug. 19, 1860, in Newcastle township, the daughter of George and Jane (WRIGHT) PERSCHBACHER. On July 25, 1889, she became the bride of George KILER, and for many years engaged with him in farming. Following his death several years ago, she came to Rochester where she has since resided.
Survivors include a son, Harold [KILER], Mishawaka; a daughter, Mrs. Maleta SNYDER; a grandson, George Willard SNYDER, and two sisters, Mrs. Alma SHOBE and Mrs. Wyle BONINE, all of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held from St. John's Lutheran church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. W. J. SCHROER officiating. Burial will be in Reichter cemetery.
The body will be taken from Thacker & Sharpe funeral home to the residence at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning, where friends may call until the funeral hour.

L. B. Perry
Those from out-of-town who attended the final rites for L. B. PERRY, which were held Monday afternoon at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home, were: Mr. and Mrs. Russell FRISTOE and daughter Susan, Mr. and Mrs. Paul VICKERY and son Donald, of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Elvin PRITCHARD and Mr. and Mrs. W. G. SOUTHARD of Sheridan, Ind.; Mrs. Lon MITCHELL, Mrs. Viola FRISTOE and Mrs. Paul BLACKBURN.

Thursday, January 27, 1949

Annie M. Kiler
A change in arrangements for the funeral services for Mrs. Annie M. KILER, whose death occurred early Wednesday morning, has been announced.
Short family services will be held at the residence, 402 W. Eighth street at 12:40 Friday afternoon. At 1 o'clock the body will be removed to St. John's Lutheran church where it will lie in state until 2 o'clock, when the casket will be closed.
Regular services will be held at 2 o'clock with the Rev. W. J. SCHROER in charge, and burial in Reichter cemetery.

Albert Roscoe King
The death of Albert Roscoe KING, 68, of the Gilead community, which occurred in a Logansport hospital late Tuesday evening, followed an illness of about two months duration.
Deceased, a son of Jacob and Rebecca KING, was born in Oppolo, Ark., Dec. 12, 1880, and removed with his parents to the Gilead vicinity at the age of two years. He was a stone mason by trade, and was employed for several years in Mishawaka. He was unmarried.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Georgiana PAUL, Mrs. Jane KESLING of Gilead, and Mrs. C. A. MEYERS, Chili; one brother, Herbert KING, Gilead; three half-brothers; several nephews and nieces.
Services will be held from Moyer & Haupert funeral home, Akron, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.

Friday, January 28, 1949

Nettie Viola Croy
Death came early this morning to Mrs. Nettie Viola CROY, 72, at her home near Leiters Ford. She had been in ill health several years.
A member of Mt. Hope Methodist church near Leiters Ford, Mrs. Croy was born in Marion county, Ind., July 25, 1876. Following her marriage with Isaiah CROY, who survives, she resided in Madison, Marshall and Starke counties before establishing residence in Aubbeenaubbee township in 1933.
Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Audre ALTHEIDE and Mrs. Martha VOREIS, Culver; Mrs. Dorothy PERSONETTE, Plymouth; and Mrs. Donnie BENNETT, Lakeville; two sons, Russell and John [CROY], both of Culver; three half-brothers, Ocie PERRY, Linwood, Calif., Roscoe, Everett and Merle PERRY, all of Indianapolis; two half-sisters, Mrs. Minnie HARTLE, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Lorraine HILL, Columbus, Ind.
Sevices will beheld at Mt. Hope church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in Culver cemetery. The ody will rest at the Easterday funeral home, Culver.

Benjamin F. Fretz
Benjamin F. FRETZ, 94, retired abstractor, and pioneer citizen of Rochester, died shortly before noon today at his home, 931, Franklin avenue. Mr. Fretz is believed to be the oldest resident in the city. He had been in ill health for the past two years and was bedfast for several weeks.
Other than his wife, his entire family preceded him in death. The body was removed to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. A full obituary and details concerning the funeral arrangements will be published in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Bessie Kiler Hoover
Rochester relatives of Bessie KILER HOOVER, a former local resident, have been notified of her death which occurred in a South Bend hospital Thursday afternoon. She was 61 years of age. She had been critically ill only five days.
Born in this city on May 27, 1887, she resided in this community until 1915 when she moved to South Bend, where she has since resided.

Saturday, January 29, 1949

Benjamin Franklin Fretz
Benjamin Franklin FRETZ, 94, one of Fulton county's oldest citizens and dean of its Bar Association, died shortly before noon Friday following an illness of three years, the last few months of which were critical. He succumbed to complications.
Mr. Fretz, the son of Christian and Esther (SHOWALTER) FRETZ, was born in Waterloo, Indiana on June 22, 1854. In his early life he was a teacher and telegrapher, and later read law and was admitted to the Fulton county bar, where he practiced for many yers. He came to Rochester about 56 years ago, and has since resided here. For the past several years he has held residence at 929 Franklin Ave., where death occurred.
On Aug. 20, 1882, he was united in marriage with Linna CROOKS who preceded him in death, as did their four children, Ray, Ralph, Edna [FRETZ] and Mrs. Mabel DuBOIS. Mr. Fretz second marriage was to Phoebe YOOS on Sept. 8, 1912, who survives.
During his active years Mr. Fretz was widely known as a lawyer and absractor with offices at 725 1/2 Main street in partnership with the late Howard W. DuBOIS, a son-in-law, later at 810 1/2 Main street with his grandson, Ben F. DuBOIS, who lost his life in World War II, and more recently with another grandson, Robert O. DuBOIS, who survives.
Mr. Fretz was actively interested in civic, religious and fraternal affairs. As a deputy treasurer and deputy auditor several terms for Fulton county, he served with credit to the community and to himself. He was for years an active member and officer of the First Christian church of Rochester, and a member of the Masonic order and the Eastern Star chapter of this city.
Other survivors include seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the Rochester Christian church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.
The body will be taken from Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence at 4 o'clock this afternoon, where it will rest until the hour of the funeral. Friends may call.

Lt. Frederick Van Dien
Mrs. Gertrude Van DIEN has been advised by the War Department that the body of her son, Lt. Frederick Van DIEN will arrive here for reburial in about two weeks.
Lieut. Van Dien, was killed in an air force mission during the early stages of the war. The body will be received here by Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.

Monday, January 31, 1949

Mahlan Confer
Mahlan CONFER, 90, died at the Fulton county home Sunday afternoon after an illness of one year.
A lifelong resident of Fulton county, he was born near here July 30, 1858, the son of Michael and Julia ARMSTRONG CONFER.
He is survived by one brother, Elmer [CONFER], Mexico, Ind., and several nephews and nieces. The body was removed to the Foster funeral home here where final rites will be conducted at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning by the Rev. Stephen GUBI. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Joyce Marie Pickens
Joyce Marie PICKENS, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray PICKENS, route 2, South Bend, died late Friday evening at the home of her parents, following an illness of only two days with pneumonia. The child's parents were former residents of this city, and Twelve Mile.
Joyce Marie was born in Peru, Oct. 23, 1942. The family moved to South Bend several years ago where the child was in the first grade at the Woodrow Wilson school. She attended the Monson Chapel church near her home.
Survivors include her parents; three brothers, Harold Ray, Earle Dean and Donald Lee [PICKENS] and a sister, Wilma Jean [PICKENS], all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William PICKENS, Kewanna, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank CRISS of Twelve Mile.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Skinner Christian Chapel near Twelve Mile with the Rev. Darwin D. LAVENGOOD, pastor of the Bruce Lake Community church, in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the Skinner chapel. The body was brought to the Foster funeral home where it will remain until the hour of the last rites.

Beatrice Hilkert Miller
Fulton county reelatives have received word of the death of Mrs. Beatrice HILKERT MILLER, who died in California quite recently. She is the daughter of Frank HILKERT of Leiters Ford. Her daughter, Peggy MILLER of South Bend departed via plane for California Sunday evening.

M/Sgt. Basil C. Thompson
Mrs. Cora M. LAKE, residing west of Argos, has received a telegram from the War Department that the body of her son, M/Sgt. Basil C. THOMPSON is now enroute home from Italy.

Tuesday, February 1, 1949

Oman N. Spencer
Graveside services were held Monday afternoon at Grass Creek for Oman N. SPENCER, 41, who died of a heart attack at his residence, 918 Eastwood avenue, Chicago, last Friday.
Mr. Spencer was born in Fulton county Dec. 7, 1907. For the past five years he had resided in Chicago.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Birdie S. SPENCER, and two sisters, Mrs. Richard L. FRY and Mrs. Arthur R. BURNS, all of South Bend.
Funeral services were held in the Russell chapel, South Bend, Monday morning with Rev. George DICK, pastor of the South Bend First Baptist church, in charge.

Wednesday, February 2, 1949

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Thursday, February 3, 1949

James L. Paxton
James L. PAXTON, 83, retired Henry township farmer died at 10:30 a.m. today at the home of his son, Russell Paxton, two miles north of Akron. He had been in ill health for the past six months.
A native of Henry township, he was born June 4, 1865 on a farm four miles east of Akron. His parents were Johnson and Hannah PAXTON. Mrs. Laura PAXTON, his wife, preceded in death 10 months ago.
Surviving are two sons, Russell [PAXTON] of near Akron, Lloyd [PAXTON] of LaPorte; two daughters, Mrs. Carl SILVEUS and Mrs. Walter DAVIS both of near Silver Lake; fifteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Moyer and Haupert funeral home, Akron. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Pvt. Devon F. Crabb
The body of Pvt. Devon F. CRABB, 22, Kewanna, is enroute to the United States, relatives were informed by the War Department today. Crabb was killed in action near Naples, Italy, May 12, 1944.
He was born May 27, 1921, and lived in the Kewanna vicinity until he entered the service Nov. 9, 1942. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvah A. CRABB, belonged to the First Baptist church, and was an active participant in community activities.
Survivors are his father and stepmother; three sistes, Mrs. Ersa SOMMERS, Mrs. Opal GARNER, a brother, Alpha Albert CRABB, all of Kewanna, and Mrs. Thelma REVEAL of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Friday, February 4, 1949

Blanche Black
Mrs. Blanche BLACK, 70, a former Fulton county resident, died at 6 p.m. yesterday in the McKenzie nursing home in Frankfort, according to Mrs. William LOCKHART of Burton.
Mrs. Black, the former Blanche ZOOK of Leiters Ford, had been ill with paralysis for several months.
Survivors are her husband Gilbert BLACK, three daughters, Mrs. Estil MILLER and Mrs. Lucille ROGERS, both of Frankfort; Mrs. Maude NEHRER of Detroit; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother Albert ZOOK of Detroit, and three sisters, Bertha CARDEN and Sarah REINKE of Detroit and Mabel McCARTER of Brian, Ohio.
Funeral service will be held Saturday 2 p.m. at the Olsen funeral home, Frankfort.

Ella Powell
Mrs. Grace GARBER, Rochester, has received news that her sister, Mrs. Ella POWELL, 72, LaFontain, passed away Thursday afternoon at Anderson hospital after several months illness.
Mrs. Powell resided with her sister here last winter and is survived by five children, two sisters, Mrs. Garber and Mrs. Harry HARRELL, Mentone, and a brother, Omer REYNOLDS, Peru.
The body was taken to a funeral home in LaFontain pending final arrangements.

James L. Paxton
The James L. PAXTON funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Palestine church, four miles north of Beaver Dam. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in adjacent cemetery.

B. F. Fretz
Following is a list of out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral of B. F. FRETZ, Sunday, Jan. 30.
E. E. FORSTEMAN, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Max FRETZ and Mrs. Elmer FRETZ, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Eva FRETZ, North Manchester; Russell FRETZ and Mrs. Ancil HILL, Waterloo, Ind.; Clarence FRETZ and Mrs. Florence WITTIG, Auburn; Mr. and Mrs. Frank LESLIE, Warsaw; Mr. and Mrs. Frank MANN, Roanoke; Mr. and Mrs. Henry YOOS, Markle, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Orville FRETZ of Toledo, Ohio.

Saturday, February 5, 1949

John H. Reed
John H. REED, 80, a former resident of Tippecanoe county, passed away Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. in Worth, Illinois, it was learned today.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Carl CHAPMAN, Argos, and one brother, David L. REED, Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the Umbaugh funeral home tomorrow and the Reverend Ray KUHN will officiate. The burial will be held at Argos Maple Grove cemetery at 2 p.m.

Monday, February 7, 1949

Lula Deborah Zeller
Mrs. Lula Deborah "Lou" ZELLER, a pioneer resident of Rochester and community, died at 12;15 Monday morning at the home of her son, Robert ZELLER, three and a half miles east of this city. Her death came as a shock to her many friends throughout Rochester. Although she had been in failing health for the past few months, her condition had not been regarded as serious.
Lula Deborah [McQUERN], daughter of James and Martha (McGINNIS) McQUERN, was born in Rochester township on July 24, 1865 and had been a resident of Rochester or Rochester township throughout her entire life. In 1886 she was united in marriage with William H. ZELLER, of this city. For many years the Zellers resided in their home on South Madison street, this city. Mr. Zeller operated an insurance agency and later moved to a large farm east of the city.
Mrs. Zeller was a member of the Rebekah lodge and the Pythian Sisters and the First Baptist church. She took an active interest in the affairs of her church and lodges until failing health curtailed such activities.
Survivors are her son, Robert ZELLER and three grandchildren, Robert, Lester and James ZELLER, and two great-grandchildren. Her husband and a daughter Marie [ZELLER], preceded her in death a number of years ago.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at two o'clock at the Thacker and Sharpe funeral home, this city. The Rev. Roy GARNER of Walkerton will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Thomas C. Hall
Funeral services for Thomas C. HALL, 72, formerly of Rochester, were conducted yesterday afternoon at Mt. Sterling, Ky. Hall, a resident of Lexington, Ind., died Friday in a Louisville, Ky., hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Henrietta [HALL]; three sons, Rex [HALL], Lexington, Kenneth [HALL] and Fuller [HALL], Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Lynn DESPARD, Frankfort, Ky., Mrs. Thomas KNOX, Bowen, Ky., and Mrs. Edwin LOCKNE, Mt. Sterling, Ky., and seven grandchildren.
Relatives from Rochester attending the service were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth HALL, Fuller HALL and daughter Betty; Albert SKIDMORE and sons Bill and Forrest, and Robert EWEN.

Dr. H. W. Markley
Dr. H. W. MARKLEY, 77, died at 11:55 a.m. Saturday in his apartment over the Shore Clothing store this city. Death was attributed to a heart attack which he suffered an hour or so earlier in the evening. He had been in failing health, however, for the past year.
Dr. Markley had been a resident of Rochester for over 25 years, coming here from Redkey, Ind. He had a host of friends throughout the city and county.
A native of Wells county, Indiana, he was born Feb. 6, 1872, the son of Jonathan and Catherine (STURGIS) MARKLEY. His first marriage was to Alma SHEPARD in 1896, at Travisville, Ind. She preceded him in death in 1901. In 1904 he was married to Mary McBRIDE in a ceremony pronounced at Bluffton, Ind., she died in Rochester in 1931. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky Medical School, a member of the Fulton County Medical Society and the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post. During World War I he served as a Lieutenant in the U. S. Medical Corps, at Camp Custer, Mich.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Mary SMITH of Indianapolis; Mrs. Nilah DINTER, of Chicago; Mrs. Helen GREEN, of Muncie; Mrs. Ruth DONOVAN, of Desplaines, Ill.; five grandchildren and three brothers, Lee and Ollie MARKLEY, of Bluffton, Ind. and Wilford MARKLEY, of Oklahoma.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Thomas LUKE, of the Methodist church will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Six Mile cemetery in Wells county. Graveside services will be conducted there at one p.m. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.
Dr. Markley was to have been the honored guest at a birthday dinner which was to have been given here in Rochester Sunday by the above mentioned daughters and their families. All of the daughters and husbands are now here to attend the final rites.

Tuesday, February 8, 1949

Wanda Sue Zumbaugh
Wanda Sue ZUMBAUGH, six weeks old, died at 3:30 a.m. this morning of unknown causes at the home of her parents, Delbert and Irma ZUMBAUGH, five miles northeast of Argos. Born Dec. 24, 1948, in Woodlawn hospital, she had been ill throughout her short life.
She is surived by her parents, a paternal grandfather, Ray ZUMBAUGH, Argos, and a maternal grandfather, Clement NEIDIG, Port St. Joe, Florida.
The body will be returned from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the Zumbaugh residence at 4 p.m. today for visitors and relatives.
Funeral services will be held at Grossman's tomorrow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. P. M. MOORE, of the Bethel Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be held at Maple Grove cemetery.

Lula Zeller
Final rites for Mrs. Lula ZELLER will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Thacker and Sharpe funeral home this city. Services will be in charge of the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY of the Rochester Baptist church and the Rev. Roy GARNER of Walkerton. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Wednesday, February 9, 1949

Walter E. Shivers
Walter E. SHIVERS, 73, well known Argos citizen died 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home 409 South Michigan street. Death which was attributed to a heart attack came suddenly. Mr. Shivers, who was a retired farmer, had many friends throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
He was born February 7th, 1876 at Taylorville, Ill., and came to Argos in 1899 in which town and community he has since resided. On September 5, 1948 he was married to Elizabeth WOOLRIDGE. His first marriage was to Emma C. LOWE, Nov. 18, 1897, she preceded in death on Dec. 27, 1923. On March 26, 1925 he was united in marriage with Jessie M. RITTER, who died April 15, 1946. Mr. Shivers was a member of the Argos Methodist church and the Argos Lions Club.
Survivors are his wife; five children, Mrs. May KLINE, Culver; Mrs. Lucille DAVIS, Argos; Mrs. Arvilla Van GILDER, Mentone; Joe and Merle SHIVERS, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Ida DUNBAR, Taylorville, Ill.; a half-sister, Clarinda MARGRAVES, Reddick, Ill.; a stepson, Robert WOOLRIDGE and a stepdaughter, Velma BUCHER, both of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Argos Methodist church with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Thursday, February 10, 1949

Donald Fansler
Donald FANSLER, 30, formerly of Kewanna, drowned in a North Carolina ditch when the truck he was driving overturned, according to his sister, Mrs. Alvah CRABB, Kewanna. he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen FANSLER, both deceased.
Survivors are five sisters and six brothers. The sisters are Mrs. CRABB, Emma FANSLER and Mrs. Mary CHAMBERS, Logansport; Mrs. Viola CLAWSON, Medaryville, and Mrs. Bertram ZEIDER, Niles, Mich.
Brothers are Arthur and Earl FANSLER, Rochester; William [FANSLER], Peru; Richard [FANSLER], Cold Water, Mich.; Lester E. [FANSLER], Chicago, and Gilbert [FANSLER], Milwaukee, Wis.
Lester Fansler flew to Windsor, North Carolina shortly after he heard the news and will return the body to Kewanna, where the deceased lived until five years ago. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Friday, February 11, 1949

Donald Fansler
Funeral services for Donald FANSLER, who was killed in a truck accident in North Carolina, will be held at the Kewanna Methodist church 1:30 Monday afternoon. The Rev. W. R. SALE, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be in the Lake Bruce cemetery.
The body will arrive at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna Saturday morning and will lie in state there from 3 p.m. Saturday up until the hour of the final rites.

Patricia Ann Eytcheson
Patricia Ann EYTCHESON, infant daugter of Paul and Anna EYTCHESON, 502 E. 9th street, passed away at 3:30 this morning at Woodlawn hospital. She was 55 minutes old.
Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Paul [EYTCHESON], Jr., and Earl Dean [EYTCHESON], three grandparents, Mrs. Katie RUSH and Mr. and Mrs. Bert DAMRON and other relatives, all from Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, with the Rev. H. M. SAGARSEE, of the Rochester Nazarine church officiating. Burial will be held at the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

Saturday, February 12, 1949

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Monday, February 14, 1949

Charles F. Keim
Charles F. KEIM, 58, Akron, committed suicide Saturday by shooting himself with a 12-gauge shotgun. Although no note was left, friends believe his action was caused by ill health.
The shot was heard by Mrs. Keim when she returned from a shopping trip to Akron. Thinking it was a backfire of an automobile at first, she went to the garage. Finding no one there, she went inside her house and found her husband's body sitting in a pantry way leading to the basement.
Mrs. Keim then notified the Reverend Arthur TINKEL, pastor of the Akron Co-Operative Brethren church, who then called Marshal Ernest LANTZ. Lantz, in turn, notified Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, who made the investigation with his secretary, Dr. Dale BERKEBILE. Mrs. Keim said that her husband had been suffering from severe headaches for the past three months.
The deceased, a retired farmer, was born in Miami county, April 23, 1880 and had lived in the Akron community all his life. Besides his wife, Mrs. Myrtle KEIM, survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Howard CRAFT of Roann and Mrs. Cecil HUFFMAN of Wabash; a son, Donald KEIM, Chicago, and several grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. The Rev. Tinkel officiated and burial was made at the Gaerte cemetery near Akron.

Eloise Everman
Eloise EVERMAN, 31, Mentone, cousin of Norman TEEL, 412 W. Fourth street, died in a Warsaw hospital following an automobile accident, Saturday afternoon.
She was the daugher of the late Forest KESLER and is survived by her former husband, Robert EVERMAN, and two sons, four and six years old. Details of funeral serives have not been made.

Clara Myrtle Bevelheimer
Mrs. Clara Myrtle BEVELHEIMER, 66, Route 2, died of paralysis Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for two weeks.
Mrs. Bevelheimer was born March 2, 1882, in Miami county the daughter of David and Emma (BISH) MORTS. Most of her life, however, had been spent in the Fulton and Rochester communities. She married J. R. BEVELHEIMER Oct. 28, 1910, and was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon in the Fulton Baptist church. The Rev. Robert PRINZING will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton.

Luetta Wilhoit
Mrs. Luetta WILHOIT, 66, Akron, passed away at her home Sunday morning after being ill more than one year. She had lived in the community all her life.
A member of the Akron Methodist church, W. S. C. S. and the Omega Community club, she was born May 11, 1882 near Akron. Her parents were Robert and Mary LOWE DAVIS. She was married to Clifford V. WILHOIT April 25, 1903.
Survivors are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. L. A. LYNCH and Mrs. R. M. DEARMIN, both of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; two brothers, Voris and Clyde DAVIS, Akron; and a sister, Mrs. N. C. LaMAR, New York. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Akron Methodist church by the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER.
The body will remain at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home until 1 p.m. when it will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour and a half before services.

Thomas Washington Cumberland
A heart attack took the life of Thomas Washington CUMBERLAND, 67, at 5 a.m. this morning at the home of his son, Raymond, 3 1/2 miles south of Macy. He had been in ill health for the past two years.
Born April 26, 1881 near Chili, Ind., he resided in Fulton and Miami counties his entire life. He had been living with his children since his wife died in 1942.
A member of the Baptist church in Chili, Ind., he was a retired farmer. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donald WILSON, Macy, and Mrs. Howard EISENMAN of Rochester, four sons, Acil and Raymond [CUMBERLAND], Macy, and Orville and Norman [CUMBERLAND] of Rochester, two brothers, John [CUMBERLAND], Denver, and Walter [CUMBERLAND], Claypool. He had fifteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Cumberland will be taken to the home of his son, Orville, 1227 Elm St., tomorrow morning.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral home. The Rev. Charles GOLDEN, Denver, Ind., will officiate and burial will be held at the IOOF cemetery in this city.
Tuesday, February 15, 1949

Omer Kline
Rochester relatives have been apprised of the death of Omer KLINE, 48, of Vallejo, Calif., following a three months illness.
He was the son of Nelson and Mary (POWNALL) KLINE and was born in 1901 on a farm west of Fulton. Mr. Kline was a veteran of World War I and served several months in France.
Survivors are his wife, Eunice [KLINE] and a sister, Mrs. Pearl CLEM, of Santa Rosa, Calif.

Willis H. Ward
Willis H. WARD, 94, passed away at 8:30 this morning at his home two miles south of Athens. He had been ill for two weeks.
He was born, July 6, 1857, in Miami county and farmed near Athens most of his life. He was a member of the Akron Masonic Lodge. Mr. Ward at one time resided in Rochester. He was formerly surveyor of Fulton county.
Survivors include a son, William [WARD], Athens; a grandson; and a sister, Mrs. Rachael CUNNINGHAM, Peru. His wife, Catherine [WARD], died in 1944.
Funeral services will be held at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. Other details are pending until final arrangements can be made.

Hattie Smith
Mrs. Blanche HISEY, of this city has received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Hattie SMITH, of East Liberty, Ohio. Mrs. Smith has visited in Rochester many times and is well known to a number of local residents.

Wednesday, February 16, 1949

Willis H. Ward
Funeral services for Willis H. WARD will be held Thursday afternoon 2 p.m. at the Athens E. U. B. church. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron assisted by the Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body was taken from the Moyer and Haupert funeral home to the residence two miles south of Athens where friends may call. The Akron Masonic order will be in charge of the graveside rites. Mr. Ward was the oldest member of the Akron lodge.

Ella M. Masterson
Mrs. Ella M. MASTERSON, 75, Logansport, died at 11:45 last night after a six-weeks illness. She had lived in the Fulton county community most of her life.
Survivors are her husband, Cassel [MASTERSON], one son, Roy [MASTERSON], Fulton, two grandsons, and one granddaughter. A daughter, Muriel [MASTERSON], preceded her in death several years ago.
The body will be returned to the Logansport residence, 16 Spring street, tomorrow morning. Funeral services will be held at the Ditmire Funeral home in Fulton Friday at 1:30 p.m. and burial will be held at the Fulton cemetery. The Rev. M. HERNER will officiate.

Thursday, February 17, 1949

M/Sgt. Basil C. Thompson
The body of M/Sgt. Basil C. THOMPSON, Argos, is enroute to the United States, relatives learned today. Thompson was killed in action Nov. 6, 1943, in Italy.
Born near Argos, Aug. 15, 1917, he was graduated from Argos high school in 1935 and entered North Manchester College in the fall of 1937. There he was a varsity tackle until he completed college in 1941. He was inducted one month later.
Thompson was married to Eileen FISHER of South Bend in October of the same year and received military training in numerous states. He participated in the Sicilian campaign and in the first invasion of Italy, serving as sergeant-major of the field artillery headquarters of the Fifth Army.
A member of the Argos Congregational Christian church, his survivors include his wife, now Mrs. Frank THORNTON of Inyokern, Calif.; his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Orvin LAKE; a brother, John THOMPSON, Knox; two sisters, Mrs. Donald ARICK and Mrs. Dinavon SICKMILLER, both of South Bend.
Two stepbrothers, Robert L. LAKE, Skiatook, Okla., and James M. LAKE, Argos. His father, Ora THOMPSON, preceded him in death May 6, 1938.

Herman Horstmeyer
Mr. and Mrs. Harry MINTER have been called to Fort Wayne by the sudden death of her brother-in-law, Herman HORSTMEYER.

Donald Thompson
Rochester relatives who attended the funeral services of Donald THOMPSON in Elkhart today were Mrs. Ida KESTNER, Joseph E. THOMPSON, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth THOMPSON, Mr. and Mrs. Roy KESTNER, Mrs. Jack BRUBAKER and Mr. and Mrs. Lee THOMPSON of Akron.
Donald Thompson was a nephew of Joseph E. Thompson and Mrs. Ida Kestner of this city.

Ella Masterson
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella MASTERSON, 75, will be held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at the Third street Evangelical church in Logansport. A former resident of Fulton county, Mrs. Masterson died Tuesday night following a six weeks illness. The body will be returned to her residence, 16 Spring Street, Logansport, tomorrow. Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery, with the Rev. M. HERNER officiating.

Friday, February 18, 1949

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Saturday, February 19, 1949

Bertha Levi
Mrs. Bertha LEVI, 88, a pioneer resident of Rochester, died Saturday, 10:15 at her home 1017 South Pontiac; prior to that time she had been enjoying exceptionally good health.
Mrs. Levi, who resided in Rochester for nearly four score years, had a host of friends throughout the city and county. At the time of her death she was associated in the business of the Levi Dry Goods store which was established by her late husband many, many years ago.
Bertha, daughter of Levi and Yetta (LAUER) HEILBRUN was born in Cincinnati, O., on September 11, 1860 and came to Rochester with her parents when but nine yers of age. She was married to Maier LEVI on June 2, 1881 at Rochester. He preceded her in death on December 30, 1918. Mrs. Levi was the last living charter member of the Order of Eastern Star, of Rochester.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Clyde ENSMINGER, of this city; a sister, Mrs. Julius RICH, of Selma, Ala.; a brother, Samuel HEILBRUN, of Kansas City, Kan. and a granddaughter, Mrs. Charles ESSIG, of this city. A daughter, Florence and an infant son preceded her in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

2nd. Lt. Benjamin DuBois
Word was received today by he Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home that the body of 2nd. Lt. Benjamin DuBOIS will arrive in Rochestr at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday over the Erie Railroad.
The deceased was a brother to Tom and Robert DuBOIS of this city. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Loren Leap
Loren LEAP, well-known farmer residing near Leiters Ford, died Saturday morning at his farm home. He had been in ill health for the past several months. Funeral services will be conducted at the Leap residence 1:30 Monday afternoon. A complete obituary will be published in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Francis McCullough
Francis McCULLOUGH, 44, a former resident of Akron, has been reported as committing suicide in Riverside, Calif. A veteran of World War II, he was a bachelor and was in the real estate business in California.

Monday, February 21, 1949

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Tuesday, February 22, 1949

Henry Milliser
Henry MILLISER, 72, Fulton county resident until several years ago, died yesterday noon at Plymouth. He had been in ill health for a year.
He was born in 1877 near Burton, the son of Silas and Jane MILLISER. Survivors include his wife, Maude [MILLISER]; five children, Henry, Russell, Earl, Lois and Eileen [MILLISER]; four sisters, Mrs. Lester CRABBS, Kewanna, Mrs. Quilla HOLLIDAY, of Oregon, Mary WALES, Rochester, and Mrs. Sam WOODCOX, Fulton county. A brother, Surphes MILLISER, lives on Route 6, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth. Burial will also be in that city.

Wednesday, February 23, 1949

Lt. Benjamin F. DuBois
The body of Lt. Benjamin F. DuBOIS, former county recorder, and an air force navigator during World War II, will arrive in Rochester tonight on the 11:29 Erie Railroad train from Columbus, O., and will be taken to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.
He was shot down on a bombing raid over Leipzig, Germany, Nov. 21, 1944.
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 127th 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 - - - -.
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, 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 grandmother, Mrs. [B. F.] FRETZ.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Christian church. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate assisted by Masons, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and members of the LeRoy Shelton Post of the American Legion. Burial will be at the IOOF cemetery.

Sarah E. Grogg
Sarah E. GROGG, 77, Gilead, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dow BROWN, following a three weeks' illness. Born in Kosciusko county Feb. 1, 1872, she had lived most of her life in the Gilead community. Her husband, Noah Leander GROGG, preceded her in death 12 years ago.
She was the daughter of Eli and Sarah BOONE and was a member of the Baptist church. Besides Mrs. Brown, survivors include a son, Otis [GROGG], Kansas City, Mo., five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held Friday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF cemetry at Roann.

Laura Shannon
Laura SHANNON, 69, sister of Mrs. Porter HAIMBAUGH of Rochester, passed away at her Sheboygan, Wis., home last night at 3:30 p.m. She became ill suddenly and died shortly after her sister was notified.
Born Dec. 16, 1879, in Armstrong Station, Ill., the deceased had lived in Wisconsin for the past 20 years. She was the daughter of Calvin and Isabelle (ARMSTRONG) LAMB. Mrs. Haimbaugh is the only survivor.
Burial will be at the IOOF cemetery here. Time and place of funeral arrangements are pending until Mrs. Haimbaugh returns from Sheboygan. The body will be returned to Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.

Thursday, February 24, 1949

Thelma Louise Johnston
Mrs. Charles [Thelma Louise] JOHNSTON, 43, passed away Feb. 22 at her home in Hammond following a brief illness.
Mrs. Johnston, the former Thelma Louise CAMPBELL, was born at Leiters Ford, April 23, 1905, daughter of James and Amanda (KIESTER) CAMPBELL and had been a resident of Hammond for the past 30 years.
Survivors are the husband, Charles JOHNSTON; a son, Richard [JOHNSTON]; her mother, Mrs. Amanda Campbell. Four sisters and three brothers also survive. They are Mrs. Alma WILSON and Mrs. Edna MANGOLD, both of Hammond; Mrs. Kline SALES, Rochester; Mrs. Jesse WILLIAMS, Leiters Ford; Frank and Fred CAMPBELL, Rochester and Hugh CAMPBELL of Leiters Ford.
Final rites were held this afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Burns funeral home in Hammond. Burial was in the Elmwood cemetery.
Many from this vicinity attended the services.

Friday, February 25, 1949

William B. Wharton
William B. WHARTON, 70, died at 11:30 this morning at his home, 420 Ohio street, Rochester. He had been ill since August.
He was born Nov. 8, 1878 near Talma, the son of Milton and Netti THOMPSON WHARTON, and was married Dec. 30, 1903, to Tina MYERS at Hinkly, Ill. A former resident of the Kewanna community, he moved to Rochester four years ago. He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Harlan [WHARTON], South Bend; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth BULGER and Mrs. Elsie TURNER, Kewanna, and Mrs. Esther LAKE, North Judson; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Roy [WHARTON], Kewanna, Porter and Vernon [WHARTON], Elkhart, and Orville [WHARTON] of New Carlisle; two sisters, Miss Gladys WHARTON, Kewanna and Mrs. Marie BURDETTE, Oakland, Calif.
The body was removed to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where it will remain until 1 p.m. Sunday. It will then be taken to the Church of Christ in Kewanna, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery in Kewanna.

Simon K. Bailey
Simon K. BAILEY, life-long resident of Rochester died 9:45 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Wednesday night. His death was attributed to a heart ailment. He had been in ill health for the past two or three years.
Mr. Bailey for many years was the owner of a sportsmen store in connection with the Bailey Hardware business in this city. Simon, as he was better known to his host of Rochester friends, was also widely known throughout Indiana and his knowledge of both fishing and hunting was continually sought by Lake Manitou visitors. He retired from business a year ago and resided at his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
Simon K., son of Elliott and Caroline (ROTH) BAILEY was born in Rochester on August 12, 1872. He was married to Nonabelle RAGLAND of Rochester, who prceded him in death a few years ago.
Mr. Bailey was a member of the Eagles Lodge, the Loyal Order of Moose and the Izaak Walton club, all of Rochester.
When a young man he worked as a telegrapher in Rochester, Lima, Hepburn and Kenton, Ohio. Later, he was employed in his brother's planing mill. Following, he and George ELLIOTT purchased the "Sport" SPERLING sportsman store, which at that time was located in the building now occupied by Blumenthals.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Harriett PURCELL and several nieces and nephews of this city. Two brothers preceded in death, Stilla P. in 1923 and Charles H. [BAILEY] in 1943.
Funeral services will be held Monday two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD of the Christian church will officiate. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Lt. Frederick L. Van Dien
The body of Lt. Frederick L. Van DIEN will arrive on the 11:39 p.m. train on the Erie Tuesday, March 1st. He will be taken to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements pending.

Laura Shannon
Rites for Mrs. Laura SHANNON, sister of Mrs. Porter HAIMBAUGH, who died Tuesday night in Wisconsin, will be held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.
The Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate and burial willb e in the IOOF cemetery here. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

James F. Wilson
James F. WILSON, 77, died at 6:30 o'clock this morning at the home of his brother, John L. WILSON, north of Kewanna, where he made his home. He had been ill four years.
Born June 10, 1871, he was the son of John F. and Rebecca WILSON, and a member of the Baptist church. He came to Indiana when he was five years old.
In addition to his brother, survivors include a sister, Mrs. George MALTBY of Farmington, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.
The body will remain at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. W. R. SALE, Kewanna Baptist pastor, will officiate and burial will be at the IOOF cemetery in Kewanna.

Saturday, February 26, 1949

Simon K. Bailey
Funeral services for Simon K. BAILEY will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock 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.

M/Sgt. Basil Thompson
Funeral services for Master Sgt Basil THOMPSON will be held Wednesday 2:30 p.m. at the Argos Congregational church. Rev. C. A. NEWCOMB of Knox will officiate, assisted by Rev. Ernest TREBER of Argos.
The body will arrive at Hibbard at12:09 p.m. Tuesday and will be taken to the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos where friends may call up until the hour of the services. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Mrs. Luther Butler
Mrs. Charles BAILEY received news this morning of the death of Mrs. Luther BUTLER, of Smiths Grove, Ky. which occurred early Saturday morning. Mrs. Butler had many friends throughout Rochester and vicinity where she had visited on numerous occasions.

Monday, February 28, 1949

Pvt. Devon Crabb
The body of Pvt. Devon CRABB will arrive in Kewanna tomorrow at the Harrison funeral home. He was killed in action May 12, 1944 near Naples, Italy.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvah A. CRABB, he entered service Nov. 9, 1942. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Kewanna Baptist church. The Rev. W. E. SALE will be in charge.
Don Moore, Legion Post No. 130, Kewanna, will conduct the military service burial at the IOOF cemetery there.

John W. Lisey
John W. LISEY, 61, Kewanna, died of a heart attack at 9 o'clock this morning while working at the C&O railroad. He had been in poor health for the past five years.
Lisey, born Nov. 3, 1887, in Springfield, O., came to Kewanna in his childhood and was married in 1906 to Grace G. WILLIAMS, Kewanna. He was a member of the Kewanna IOOF lodge, Rochester Eagles and a Modern Woodman at Lucerne.
Survivors are his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Mary HURLBURT, Logansport, and Mrs. Josephine EMILY and Miss Helen Jean TRALOR, both of Detroit.
The body is at the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Gideon Philip Mahler
Gideon Philip MAHLER, 76, died Sunday evening at his home in Culver. He had been ill since August.
He was born in Fulton county Sept. 25, 1872, and had spent all of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties. He was a carpenter, following the trade for 35 years. Mr. Mahler had lived at his present home on Plymouth street, Culver, for the past 28 years and was a member of Evangelical Reformed Church.
Survivors, besides his wife Wanda Verne MAHLER: one daughter, Mrs. Ruth SAVAGE of Argos; one son, Lesley Martin MAHLER, Culver; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother Harley MAHLER of Plymouth and a sister, Mrs. Bertha WEIDNER of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Easterday Funeral Home at Culver. The Rev. D. D. WEIDNER will be in charge and burial will be made in the Leiters Ford IOOF cemetery.

Tuesday, March 1, 1949

Charles M. Fisher
Charles M. FISHER, 91, died at 11 a.m. today at the Stansbury nursing home. He had been a Fulton county farmer all his life.
Survivors include four sons, Homer [FISHER], Delong; Fred [FISHER], Kewanna; Oliver [FISHER], Denver, and Ora [FISHER], Rochester. The body is at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. Funeral arrangements are pending.

1st. Lt. Frederick L. Van Dien
The body of First Lt. Frederick L. Van DIEN, killed on his 26th bombing mission over Italy Sept. 23, 1944, will arrive in Rochester tonight at 11:30 p.m. on the Erie Railroad.
Van Dien, a B-25 pilot, was born in Rochester Oct. 19, 1921 and had lived here until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps.
A graduate of Rochester high school, he was attending college in Ventura, Calif., when he joined the service. He was first given a Christian burial at Mallare, Italy and was later transferred to the U. S. military cemetery at Mirandela, Italy.
The son of Albertus and Gertrude Van DIEN, he was a member of the Rochester First Presbyterian church. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Miss Mary Ann Van DIEN, El Paso, Texas, and Mrs. Gwendolyn BETHUNE, Detroit; and one brother, Albertus [Van DIEN], Jr., Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. The Rev. Dale BRUBAKER of the Rochester Presbyterian church and the Rev. E. R. ARMSTRONG of Plymouth Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be at the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will be taken to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home tonight where it will remain for the funeral service.

John W. Lisey
Funeral services for John W. LISEY, 61, Kewanna, who died yesterday after a heart attack, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.
The Rev. Joseph DUX, pastor of the Church of Christ there, will officiate and burial will be at the IOOF cemetery in Kewanna.

Wednesday, March 2, 1949

M/Sgt Basil Thompson
The body of M/Sgt. Basil THOMPSON, killed in action Nov. 6, 1943, in Italy, arrived at 12:09 p.m. at Hibbard Tuesday.
The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home in Argos where funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. today. Thompson was a graduate of Argos high school and North Manchester College.

Lt. Frederick Van Dien
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the LeRoy Shelton Post of the American Legion will assist in the final rites for the late Lt. Frederick Van DIEN which will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Thursday afternoon 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Kay DeanLaRue
Mr. and Mrs. DeVer LaRUE received a telegram from Washington, D.C., today informing of the death of their son, Kay Dean [LaRUE], Feb. 19, in Kikuoka, Japan.
He was stationed in Japan with the Army of Occupation and death was attributed to a heart attack. No further details have been received by the family.

Charles M. Fisher
Funeral services for Charles M. FISHER, 91, who died yesterday at the Stansbury nursing home, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton.
The Rev. R. E. PRINZING will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire chapel.

Thursday, March 3, 1949

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Friday, March 4, 1949

John Francis Vest
John Francis VEST, 85, Argos, was found dead at his home on North Railroad street at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon by a milk man. Dr. MACKEY, coroner, said he had passed away in the morning. Cause was attributed to heart trouble.
Vest was born in Ritchview, Ill., Feb. 17, 1864, spent several years in Canada, but had been an Argos resident for 30 years. His wife, Cora Bell (HULTS) VEST, died in 1918.
A retired laborer, he was a member of the Weslyan Methodist church. Survivors include one son, Marshall [VEST], Manistee, Mich.; one brother, David [VEST], Tuscola, Ill.; two grandchildren, Manistee, Mich.; and cousins, nieces and nephews in Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at the Weslyan Methodist church in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. George RUSSELL, church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at the Poplar Grove cemetery, southwest of Argos. The body will remain at the Grossman funeral home until 1:30 p.m. Saturday, when it will be taken to the church.

Lieut. Frederick Van Dien
Among the out-of-town relatives and friends to attend the final rites of Lieut. Frederick Van DIEN which were held Thursday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, this city, were:
Mr. and Mrs. William BETHUNE, Detroit, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. O. N. COX, Cassopolis, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. G. L. COX, Michigan City, Ind.; Mrs. James TERRY, LaPorte; Mr. and Mrs. Roy COX, Bremen; R. Van DIEN, Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Van DIEN, Marilyn MARTINDALE and Mrs. E. C. MARTINDALE, all of South Bend.
Also the Rev. and Mrs. E. R. ARMSTRONG, Mrs. Floyd E. FISHER, Mrs. Edgar COX, Mrs. C. O. GOODRICH, Mrs. O. E. WARREN, Mrs. Alva HEISER, of Plymouth; Mrs. Harold BOWER and Mr. and Mrs. Roy BOWER of Argos and Dale COX, Plymouth.

Christine Nelson
Word was received early today of the death of Mrs. Christine NELSON, 92, which occurred at 6 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nellie WERNER, of Indianapolis.
Mrs. Nelson, who resides on her farm a mile northeast of Athens, had gone to Indianapolois several days ago for a visit. She had been ill but a few days. More details will be published in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Harry Holmes
Mr. and Mrs. Charles COLLINS, Kewanna, were recently called to Milford, Ill., for the burial of Mrs. Collins' brother, Harry HOLMES. Seventy-six years old, he died Feb. 27.
Burial was held Wednesday at Sugar Creek cemetery at Milford. Survivors include one brother, William [HOLMES], of Hilworth, Minn.; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret COLLINS, Kewanna, Mrs. Louie GERMAN, Fowler, Ind. and Mrs. Lida GERMAN, Milford.
His son, Lloyd [HOLMES], came home from the armed service, but became ill with pneumonia and was unable to attend the funeral.

Saturday, March 5, 1949

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Monday, March 7, 1949

Martin Ellsworth Boots
Martin Ellsworth BOOTS, of Richland township, died at 1:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, following a week's illness. Mr. Boots had been a resident of Richland township for a year, coming there from Monticello, Ill.
He was born December 30, 1875 at Monticello, Ill. and was married to Sadie ABNER, of Monticello in 1900. His parents were George and Mary BOOTS. Mr. Boots was a member of the Monticello Methodist church. His wife preceded him in death in 1931.
Survivors are a son, George [BOOTS], two daughters, Mrs. Ellen DUDGEON and Miss Kitty BOOTS, all of Rochester; three grandsons, one granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Delbert MULLICAN and Mrs. Ida FAUST and a half-brother Homer H. HUDSON, all of Monticello, Ill.
Brief funeral services will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the Foster funeral home. The body will then be taken to the Mackey funeral home, Monticello. Ill where services will be held one o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The body lies in state at the Foster funeral home.

Ellen Alice Case
Mrs. Ellen Alice CASE, 81, died at her home four miles northeast of Rochester, Saturday afternoon following an illness of ten days.
She was born April 1, 1867 and was the daughter of Charles B. and Eliza WAY. On Dec. 17, 1890, she was married to Harry W. CASE. Mrs. Case was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Winifred WAKEMAN, Bremen, and Mrs. Lucille PIERCE, New Paris; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster funeral home. The Rev. CHRISTY of the Talma church will officiate and burial will be in New Paris. Friends may call at the mortuary.

Tuesday, March 8, 1949

Mrs. Arthur Smith and Infant
Mrs. Arthur SMITH, Monterey, died in Woodlawn hospital shortly after 1 o'clock this morning from a rhematic heart. A baby boy born just before her death, died about seven hours later.
The body was taken to the Easterday funeral home in Culver. The deceased's mother, Mrs. Harry SCHULL, Culver, will plan funeral arrangements at 7 o'clock tonight.

Hanna Mary Crowder
Mrs. Hanna Mary CROWDER, 73, died at 8:25 Tuesday morning at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. William CROWDER, six miles east of Argos. Death was attributed to complications which followed a stroke of paralysis which she suffered last September. She had been a resident of Marshall county since 1920, coming there from Middletown, Ohio.
Mrs. Crowder was born Feb. 7, 1876 in Wabash county, Illinois. Her parents were Peter and Mary Ellen POST. On Octoer 4, 1894 she ws married to Samuel CROWDER, who preceded in death in November of 1946. She was a member of Tippecanoe Methodist church.
Survivors are a daughter, Nellie Elizabeth CROWDER, at home and several nephews.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. F. L. PALMER, of Bremen will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 9, 1949

Michael Glackman
Dr. John C. GLACKMAN, Rochester's newest doctor, was notified yesterday afternoon that his son, Michael [GLACKMAN], 12, was killed in Denver, Colorado, when the scooter on which he and another youth were riding was struck by a truck.
Dr. Glackman and his daughter, Jacqueline, left shortly afterwards for Chicago where they caught a plane for Denver. The body may be returned here for burial.
Michael, Mrs. GLACKMAN, and another daughter, Sarah [GLACKMAN], were remaining in Denver until family property could be sold. Following the settlement, they were to move into the former home of James ZIMMERMAN, which Dr. Glackman recently purchased.
Physician and surgeon, Dr. Glackman began practice at 716 1/2 Main street the first of this month. He and Jacqueline were living in the apartment in the rear of the office temporarily.

Mrs. Harriet Smith and
Perry Arthur Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet SMITH, 21, Monterey, who died yesterday morning from a heart condition after giving birth to a baby boy, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Monterey Methodist church.
The baby, named Perry Arthur [SMITH], died approximately seven hours after its birth.
Survivors include a husband, Arthur [SMITH], Mrs. Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry SCHALL, Culver; and three unmarried sisters, Lucille [SCHALL], Chicago, and Rosemary and Marie [SCHALL], Culver.
Mrs. Smith was born September 24, 1927 in Monterey and lived there all her life. She was a graduate of Monterey high school in 1943 and a member of the Methodist church.
The Rev. Stanley HALL will officiate and mother and baby will be buried together in the Monterey cemetery. The bodies will remain at the Easterday funeral home in Culver until Thursday.

Thursday, March 10, 1949

Michael Glackman
Funeral services for Michael GLACKMAN, 12, son of Dr. John C. GLACKMAN, who started practice here March 1, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Horan funeral home in Denver, Colo. Burial will also be in Denver.
Michael was killed Wednesday afternoon when the scooter on which he and another youth were riding was struck by a truck. Dr. Glackman and his daughter, Jacqueline [GLACKMAN], left here the same afternoon for Chicago where they caught a plane for Denver.
Mrs. Glackman, Michael, and another daughter, Sarah [GLACKMAN] were remaining in Denver until family property could be sold. The family plans to move into the former home of James ZIMMERMAN, which they recently purchased. Dr. Glackman and Jacqueline were temporarily living in the apartment in back of his office, 716 1/2 Main street.

Friday, March 11, 1949

Wilbur Harvey
Wilbur HARVEY, 62, Greenfield, brother of Mrs. Jess GLASSLEY, Rochester, died at his home in Greenfield last night. He recently underwent a major operation, and was subject to frequent heart attacks.
Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Glassley, include his wife, Nellie [HARVEY], Greenfield, and one son, Gerald [HARVEY], Indianapolis. Burial will be in Greenfield tomorrow afternoon.

Kitturah Dice
Mrs. Kitturah DICE, 83, well-known Fulton resident, died at 12:45 a.m. today in the Ewing Nursing Home, this city. Death was attributed to complications and followed a five months illness. Mrs. Dice had many friends throughout Fulton and Cass counties.
Mrs. Dice was born in Fountain county, Ind. on November 23, 1865, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd RAY. She was married to James DICE on December 25, 1885. Her husband preceded in death on May 7, 1945. Mrs. Dice was a member of the Olive Branch U.B. church.
Survivors are two sons, Glenn and Chauncey DICE of Fulton; two daughters, Mrs. Marie RENTSCHLER, of Fulton, and Mrs. Cecelia LOWE, of Rochester; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton. Rev. PRINZING will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Fulton IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Henry Clay Krouse
Henry Clay KROUSE, 55, South Bend, brother of Harry and Earl KROUSE, Rochester, died at the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend yesterday. He had been ill several weeks.
A maintenance man at the hospital, Krouse was born in Fulton county Sept. 13, 1893, but had lived in South Bend most of his life. He is survived by a third brother, Archie [KROUSE], who resides in Huron, S. Dakota.
Funeral services will be held at the Hollis chapel, 2528 Mishawaka Avenue Monday at 11 a.m. Father Michael MATHIAS, hospital chaplain, will officiate and burial will be at Fairview cemetery, Mishawaka.

Saturday, March 12, 1949

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Monday, March 14, 1949

Charles Powell
A heart condition was blamed today for the death of Charles L. POWELL, 65, who died at his home in Converse at 1 o'clock this morning. He had been ill two years.
Born Oct. 12, 1883, in Converse, he was an employee at the Walter BRUBAKER garage for several years. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Rochester and the Richland Methodist church in Converse.
Survivors are his wife; one son, The Rev. Wilbur S. POWELL, Bethany, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert MYERS; five granddaughters; and two step-sons, Floyd TEMPLIN, Converse, and Myron TEMPLIN, Tuscon, Ariz. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Lucy Kistler
Mrs. Lucy KISTLER, 91, formerly of Rochester, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the Neal Nursing Home, Logansport where she had resided for the past several years. Death was attributed to complications and followed three weeks serious illness. Mrs. Kistler had a host of friends thoughout both Fulton and Cass counties.
Her husband, the late L. C. "Lou" KISTLER, owned and operated a meat market in Rochester for a long number of years. During this period they resided in their own homes which are now owned by Mrs. Ike KLEIN, corner of Jefferson and 9th streets, and by Mr. and Mrs. D. S. PERRY, 1426 South Main St. Mrs. Kistler left Rochester about 15 years ago to reside in Fulton and later in Logansport.
She was born in Rochester in 1858, the daughter of John L. and Eliza J. KLOUSE. She was married to L. C. KISTLER in a ceremony pronounced at Hoover, Ind. Mrs. Kistler was a member of the Baptist church and was an acive worker in the affairs of the church.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Rose WALKER, of Ashland, Ohio; a brother, C. W. KLOUSE, of Mishawaka and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Mable MILLER, of Fulton, is a niece.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. in the Chase-Miller Mortuary, Logansport. The body will then be brought to the Rochester IOOF cemetery where graveside services will be conducted. It is believed these services will be held around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday morning. The body lies in state at the Chase-Miller Mortuary.

Harriette Schall Smith
Harriett SCHALL SMITH, daughter of Harry and Hazel CALHOUN SCHALL, was born in Monterey, Indiana on September 24, 1927 and passed away at Woodlawn hospital, Rochester, Indiana, on March 8, 1949 at the age of 21 years, 5 months and 14 days. She grew up in the town where she was born, graduated from Monterey high school in 1945, and was a member of the Methodist church. On June 15, 1946 she was united in marriage to Arthur Emeral SMITH. Sorrow entered the home of this young couple on September 21, 1947 when their baby daughter, Gale Lynn [SMITH], passed away after living just four hours. A baby son, Perry Arthur [SMITH], was born on March 8th, [1949], just a few minutes before his mother's death, and joined her in death after living a few hours. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband; her parents; three sisters, Lucille of Chicago, Rosemary and Marie [SCHALL] both at home and many other relatives and friends.

Tuesday, March 15, 1949

Charles Powell
Funeral services for Charles POWELL will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Richland Chapel, Converse, Ind. The Rev. WISNER will officiate and burial will be in the Converse cemetery.

Wednesday, March 16, 1949

Osa V. Foor
Osa V. FOOR, 58, died at 2 a.m. this morning at Billings hospital in Indianapolis. A local resident for 40 years, he suffered frequent heart attacks. A brother, Dennis [FOOR], also lives in Rochester.
He was born in Miami county and lived there until eight years ago. A retired salesman, he was a member of the American Legion.
Other survivors include his wife, Vera [FOOR], and a daughter, Jane Iona [FOOR], Raleigh, N.C. and three other brothers, Feman [FOOR], Pine Bluff, N.C., Jeff [FOOR], South Bend and James [FOOR] Wanatah, Ind.
The body arrived at the Foster funeral home this afternoon. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Harry A. Maudlin
Harry A. MAUDLIN, 50, son of Mrs. Mary HILL, Fulton, died yesterday at the Irene Byron sanitarium at Fort Wayne after an illness of two years. He was a resident of Kokomo.
Born in Fulton county, he was employed as an electrician at the Bunker Hill Navy Base and was a member of the Masonic and Elks lodge.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Gladys [MAUDLIN], Kokomo; one son and grandson by a former marriage, Robert MAUDLIN, Sr. and Robert MAUDLIN, Jr.; two stepsons, Frederick and Donald WILSON, Kokomo; four half-sisters, Martha PLATT, Lucille ARMASTROD, Phoenix, Della LONZO, Tuscon, and Mary GORGES, Jackson, Mich.; and half- brother, John J. HILL, Monterey.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire chapel at Fulton with the Rev. E. O. McSHERRY officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Thursday, March 17, 1949

Ora Moore
Ora MOORE, 69, passed away at 4 a.m. this morning at his home, one mile northeast of Athens. He had been in failing health for two years.
Born Dec. 18, 1879, the son of George and Katherine MOORE, he had been a resident of Fulton county all his life. He was a farmer and a memer of the Rochester Church of God.
In 1899, he married Lora Belle BRYANT, who preceded him in death in 1942. His second marriage, Sept. 14, 1943, was to Mrs. Pearl MIKESELL.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Russell D. and Rex V. MOORE, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Leonard WOODCOX, Rochester and Mrs. O. L. SMITH, Fort Wayne; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, Mrs. Dora ROWE, patient at the McFarland Nursing home, Rochester, and Mrs. Lloyd BRYANT, Athens; three brothers, Frank [MOORE], Athens, Ira [MOORE], Adamsborough, and Omer [MOORE], LaPorte. A son, Robert C. MOORE, died in 1925.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Athens E. U. B. church. The Rev. L. E. POWELL, of the Rochester Church of God, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY, pastor of the Athens E. U. B. church.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Bros., funeral home until Saturday. Burial will be at the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.

Virgil C. Robbins
Funeral services for Virgil C. ROBBINS, 60, a native of Rochester, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. in McAllister, Okla. Mr. Robbins, brother of Mrs. Maude GORDON, Rochester, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in a McAllister hospital. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. B. W. ROBBINS of this city.
A heart attack victim, Robbins had been a resident of Oklahoma for the past 30 years. He was a mining engineer.
Survivors, besides Mrs. Gordon, are his wife, Mae McALLISTER; two nephews, Emerson and Paul GORDON and a niece, Mrs. Chester WILLIAMS, all of the Rochester area.

Osa Foor
Funeral services for Osa FOOR, 58, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Mrs. BRUNER of Richland Center officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Mrs. Arthur Whittenberger
Mrs. Edward "Dutch" McINTIRE, of route 2, received word that her sister-in-law, Mrs. Arthur WHITTENBERGER, died at her home in Columbia City, this morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday 2:30 p.m. in the Delaney-Hollingsworth Funeral Home, Columbia City. Mr. Whittenberger was formerly employed as a linotype operator by The News-Sentinel and has visited here on numerous occasions.

Ransom Deckard
Ransom DECKARD, Elkhart, father of Roy DECKARD, Kewanna, died last night at 9:15 p.m. in a Kalamazoo, Mich., hospital. He suffered a stroke one week ago.
Other survivors include his wife, Mary [DECKARD]; four sons, Roy, Kewanna, Charles, Elkhart, and Claude and Joe, Benton Harbor, Mich., and a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia McDONALD, Cincinnati.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy DECKARD are in Elkhart toda planning funeral arrangements.

Friday, March 18, 1949

Philora E. Muncey
Mrs. Philora E. MUNCEY, 85, died at 7:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Catherine CONRAD, North Breeze cottage, Lake Manitou. Mrs. Muncey, who had resided with her daughter for the past seven years, suffered a heart ailment. She came to Rochester from Kankakee, Ill., seven years ago, following the death of her husband.
She was born Feb. 12, 1864 in the Mt. Zion neighborhood, southeast of Rochester the daughter of Lafayette and Catherine (QUIGG) TRUE. In 1897 she was married to Jesse MUNCEY in a ceremony held in the Arlington Hotel, this city. Mrs. Muncey was a member of the First Methodist church of Kankakee, Ill., and a charter member of the YWCA of that city.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Catherine CONRAD; two grandchildren, Mrs. Robert KERN of Rochester; Walter BEAUDON of Kankakee, Ill., and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services Monday 2 p.m. at the Hertz funeral home, Kankakee, Ill., with the Rev. Morgan WILLIAMS of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Mound Gove cemetery, Kankakee. The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home tonight, and Saturday morning the funeral cortege will leave for Kankakee.

Sgt. Herbert C. Gray
The department of the army announced today that the body of Sgt. Herbert C. GRAY, whose next of kin is Mrs. Gertrude A. GRAY, route 2, Akron, is enroute to the United States for reburial.
Sgt. Gray was Akron's first war dead and the American Legion post there now includes his name.

Robert L. Quinn
Robert L. QUINN, 67, 215 E. Tenth street, passed away at 10:25 this morning at the Irene Byron sanitarium in Fort Wayne. He had been ill for two years.
Born March 9, 1882, at Burrows, Ind., the son of Leonard and Jane QUINN, he was a member of the Order of Railroad Trainmen and a Modern Woodman. He spent 43 years as a telegraph operator on the Erie railroad.
Survivors include his wife, Moneta HARDING QUINN; two children by a former marriage, Miss Fern QUINN and Claude QUINN, both of Rochester; two grandchildren, Agness and Donna Joyce [QUINN]; one sister, Mrs. Harry TRIGGER, Peoria, Ill.; three brothers, Grover [QUINN], Crown Point, Homer [QUINN], Pontiac, Mich., and Charles [QUINN], Garrett, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. George CRANE will officiate and burial will be at Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, March 19, 1949

Richard Linn
Funeral services for Richard LINN, 19, brother of Earl D. LINN, Rochester, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Brethren church in Nappanee. Linn, a victim of acute lukemia, died in Billings Memorial hospital, Chicago, Thursday night.
Although there is no known cure for acute lukemia, the youth volunteered to undergo radioactive medication in the hope of prolonging his life. First signs of illness appeared last November when he was unable to get relief from a sore throat. He was graduated in 1948 from Nappanee High school, where he had been manager of the first basketball squad and played on the second team.
Besides Earl, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John LINN, Nappanee; another brother, John [LINN], Jr., Nappanee; five sisters, Mrs. Lowell HARTMAN and Mrs. Douglas TOBIAS, Nappanee; Mrs. Kenneth MILLER, Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Marvin HUFFMAN, Warsaw, and Helen LINN, Elkhart.
The Rev. J. Milton BOWMAN, will officiate at funeral services.

Christian Kreiger
Christian "Chris" KREIGER, 81, Argos, died at 10 a.m. this morning in Kelly hospital. He had been ill from a heart condition for two weeks.
A member of the Argos Christian church, he lived many years on a farm one-half mile north of - - - -.
Survivors include a foster son, Kenneth [KREIGER], Argos; three brothers, Frank, Lou, and Edward [KREIGER], all of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Zua [KREIGER], preceded him in death in 1937.
The body is in Grossman's funeral home where friends may call. Funeral arrangements and other details will be printed in Monday's News-Sentinel.

Monday, March 21, 1949

James Arthur Walters
James Arthur WALTERS, of Indianapolis, formerly of the Kewanna community, died Saturday at 1:45 p.m., March 19, after several months of illness.
Mr. Walters was born October 19, 1866, to Matthew and Margaret (CONNER) WALTERS. He was married to Ina JAMES who with a son and daughter are deceased.
Survivors are a daughter, Frances [WALTERS], address unknown, a sister, Mrs. Mary KIPLINGER of Fulton, three nieces, three nephews and other relatives. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and burial in the Shaffer cemetery.

Christian Kreiger
Funeral services for Christian KREIGER, 81, who died Saturday morning in an Argos hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Argos Christian church. The Rev. Ernest TREBER, church pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Born September 16, 1867, in Easton, Pa., Kreiger came to Argos as a young man. He was associated with the Slayter Hardware company for a while before becoming a farmer. He was also known in the community as an expert flower grower. The body is in Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call.

Eddie B. Sutton
Eddie B. SUTTON, 85, died at noon Sunday at his home in Macy. He had been ill four months.
Born in Kosciusko county August 8, 1863, he was the son of Dr. Ebenezer and Laura SUTTON. He was married to Janie BENNETT Sept. 2, 1930. Two previous marriages were to Fannie McELWEE and Lou POWELL, both deceased now.
A retired mechanic, he spent his entire life in the Macy community and served three terms as trustee of Allen township in Miami county. He was a member of the Macy Methodist church, the Macy Masonic lodge and the Eastern Star lodge.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter by a previous marriage, Mrs. Erma FLAGHER, Los Angeles; and one granddaughter, Beatrice PETTIT, Los Angeles.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Macy Methodist church. The Rev. D. F. TAGGERT will officiate and burial will be at Plainview cemetery in Macy. The body will be taken to the residence this afternoon from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Tuesday, March 22, 1949

Robert Chester Neal
Robert Chester NEAL, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ned NEAL, Race street, passed away at 10:45 o'clock this morning at Riley hospital in Indianapolis. A patient there since Feb.5, he had been ill almost three months.
Besides his parents, he is srvived by two brothers, William, 7, and Douglas, 4; three grandparents, Olaf WILLIAMSON, Wilmington, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. C. F. NEAL, Minneapolis.
The body will be returned to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home late tonight and funeral arrangements are pending. Robert was born June 26, 1946, in Woodlawn hospital.

Virgil C. Robbins
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene L. GORDON and sons Emerson and Paul have returned from McAlester, Okla., where they attended the funeral of Virgil C. ROBBINS, brother of Mrs. Gordon, and a former resident of Rochester.
Robbins, 63, was a graduate of Rochester high school and the Colorado School of Mines. He was a mining engineer for the McAlester Fuel and Coal company for 33 years.
Survivors include a wife, Mrs. Gordon, and nieces, nephews and relatives. Floral tributes were received from many states. Robbins was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church in McAlester, where services were held.

Cloyd F. Hand
Funeral services for Cloyd F. HAND former Akron resident who died Monday afternoon at his home in Indianapolis will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
A native of Laketon, Ind., he was born August 26, 1898 the son of Noah and Alice HAND. He moved to Indianapolis from Akron about 12 years ago, where he was employed as a nightwatchman at the Salvation Army home.
He is survived by his parents; a sister, Mrs. Nellie GHOLSON, of Knoxville, Iowa; a brother Lamoine [HAND], Akron; and four children, Clyde, Laurel, Patricia and Evan [HAND], all of Allentown, Pa.

Robert Neal
Funeral services for Robert NEAL, 2, who passed away yesterday at Riley hospital in Indianapolis, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Methodist church.
The Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate and burial will be at Sunset Memorial cemetery in Minneapolis. Friends may call at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home prior to services.

Thursday, March 24, 1949

Willis Meredith
Willis MEREDITH, 77, passed away at the home of his niece, Mrs. Orval FITTON, four miles northeast of Akron, at 10:45 this morning. He had been ill six weeks.
Born June 3, 1871, the son of Simon and Sarah (CATERN) MEREDITH, he was a former employee of the American Fork and Hoe company and had lived with Mrs. Fitton for the past 13 years.
Other survivors are two brothers, Harvey [MEREDITH], Akron, and Harry [MEREDITH], Clapool and several nieces and nephews. His wife, the former Mary EATON, preceded him in death in 1944.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Sgt. Kay Dean LaRue
Funeral services for Sgt. Kay Dean LaRUE, who died of a heart attack Feb. 19, 1949 in Japan, while serving with the M.P.'s in the U. S. Air Corps, will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the Moyer and Haupert Funeral Home, Akron. Interment will be in the Log Bethel cemetery three miles east of Akron.
Sgt. LaRue, who was born in Fulton county Jan. 11, 1922, was the son of Dever and Ruth (DILLMAN) LaRUE who resided four miles east of Akron. Dean attended both the Laketon and Akron public schools and enlisted in the U. S. Marines, Sept. 15, 1942 and was assigned to the 1st Marine Division.
He went overseas in February 1942 to the Pacific Theatre of Operations and was stationed in the New Hebrides. Due to illness Dean was returned to the U.S. and after recuperating from an allness he returned to active duty in August of 1944 and participated in the invasions of the Marshalls, Marianas, Okinawa and he served with the occupation forces in China until he was discharged on Feb. 1, 1946.
In August 1946 Sgt. LaRue re-enlisted in the Air Corps and was sent overseas to Japan in June of 1948.
Survivors are his parents, his grandmother, Mrs. Laura HELSER of Roann and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milo LaRUE, of Akron.

Friday, March 25, 1949

Willis Meredith
Funeral services for Willis MEREDITH, 77, who died four miles northeast of Akron yesterday, will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Sgt. John McCloughan
Funeral services for Sgt. John R. McCLOUGHAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCLOUGHAN, Route 2, Rochester, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Palestine.
Sgt. McCloughan, killed in action near Aachen, Germany, during the Battle of the Bulge, Jan. 16, 1945, attended the Beaver Dam school and was a resident of Palestine when he entered the service.
Besides his parents, he is survived by three sister, Mrs. Irene SHAFER, Rochester, Mrs. Minnie ENGLE, Akron, and Elsie May [McCLOUGHAN], Rochester; four brothers, Albert [McCLOUGHAN], Athens, Maynard [McCLOUGHAN], Akron, Ben [McCLOUGHAN], Claypool, and Alva [McCLOUGHAN], Akron; and his wife and son, Jimmie [McCLOUGHAN]. His widow has remarried and is now Mrs. William LOTZ, Silver Lake.
The body arrived at Claypool at 6:33 a.m. this morning and will lie in the Tucker funeral home until 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Mentone Post No. 425, American Legion, will render full funeral honors at the funeral home and at the cemetery.

Helen Irene Mead
Miss Helen Irene MEAD, 38, suffered a fatal heart attack yesterday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Edwin MEREDITH, Mentone, where she was employed as a housekeeper.
Born in Culver April 26, 1910, the daughter of Ernest and Minnie BUMBARGER MEADE she had been a housekeeper for the past 12 years.
Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Minnie ELLINGER,of Plymouth, of the Tippecanoe community, and several uncles and aunts.
Funeral services will be held at the Johns funeral home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. David GOSSER, pastor of the Mentone Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be at Poplar Grove cemetery in Culver.
Friends may call at the Johns funeral home until Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

C. C. Shaffer
Mr. and Mrs. George ROSS attended the funeral services of C. C. SHAFFER which were held in Indianapolis, Thursday afternoon. Mr. Shaffer was well known to many Rochester and Lake Manitou people as he owned and maintained a cottage on the southwest shore of the lake for over 35 years.

Saturday, March 26, 1949

Margaret Eisenman
Mrs. Margaret EISENMAN, 74, formerly of Kewanna, passed away last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Blanche STEELE, St. Lawrence, Ind. She had been ill several months.
Born April 24, 1874 in the Kewanna vicinity, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gileon TALBOTT. She and her husband, Henry EISENMAN, who preceded her in death, were Kewanna farm residents for many years.
Survivors include Mrs. Steele; a sister, Edna FULTON, Waynesberg, Pa.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Kewanna Church of God. The Rev. Henry BULGER will officiate and burial will be made at the [Kewanna] IOOF cemetery. The body will remain at Harrison's funeral home, where friends may call.

Monday, March 28, 1949

Schuyler C. Overmyer
Schuyler C. OVERMYER, 82, Kewanna, died at 10:25 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. WOLFE, near Bruce Lake Station. He had been ill six months.
A native of Fulton county, Mr. Overmyer was born Oct. 18, 1866, the son of Jacob and Susan (JONES) OVERMYER.
A retired farmer, he is also survived by three sons, Hobart [OVERMYER], South Bend, Charles [OVERMYER], Kewanna, and Paul [OVERMYER], Chili; one sister, Mrs. Mary STRUP, Los Angeles; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. The Rev. George CRANE, of the Bruce Lake Community church will officiate and burial will be at the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lily May Gibbons
Mrs. Lily May GIBBONS, 76, route 3, grandmother of Johnny GIBBONS, Kewanna "Blue Baby," passed away at her home ten miles southwest of Argos at 6:45 this morning. A pneumonia victim, she had been ill 11 years.
Born June 20, 1872, in Union township, Marshall county, she had been a resident of the Argos community most of her life. The daughter of Leonard and Ellen WILSON, she was married to Frank GIBBONS Feb.6, 1896. He died Nov. 28, 1945.
A member of the Santa Ana Methodist church, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ruth FREESE, Rochester rural route, and Miss Clara GIBBONS, at home; four sons, L. J. GIBBONS, Rochester, O. C. GIBBONS, Rochester, Everett [GIBBONS], Culver, and Francis [GIBBONS], Kewanna. Three brothers, Delbert WILSON, Culver, Clyde [WILSON], Rock Island, Ill., and Lester [WILSON], Racine, Wis.; fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Prentice DOUGLAS, pastor of the Santa Ana Methocist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery, southwest of Argos, and friends may call at the funeral home until time for services.

Louise Aretta Stevens
Louise Aretta LIGHTY STEVENS, 66, Huntington, passed away Saturday. Ill three days, she was the mother of Mrs. Mary HARTMAN, a former resident of Rochester, who now runs a restaurant in Macy with her husband.
Born April 3, 1882, in Iowa, she was the daughter of David and Elizabeth BROCKERT LIGHTY. She was married to Owen STEVENS Feb. 20, 1907.
Survivors are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Eva STEVENS, LaFountain, Mrs. Mary HARTMAN, Macy, Mrs. Thelma CARTER, Lagro, and Mrs. George LEWIS, Roann; ten grandchildren; three brothers, Charles [LIGHTY], Manchester, Ia., Perry [LIGHTY], Prarieburg, Ia., and Frank [LIGHTY], Buffalo, N.Y.
Services will be held at the Bailey funeral home in Huntington, with the Rev. L. G. JACOBS officiating. Burial will be in Monument cemetery there and the body will remain at the funeral home until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Anthony P. Macukas
Funeral services for Anthony P. MACUKAS, Argos, killed in action at the battle of Leyte May 3, 1945, will be held Saturday, April 2, at 10 a.m. at the Doty funeral home, Chicago.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton MACUKAS, route 3, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice BUKOUTZ, and a brother John [MAKUKAS], both of Chicago.
The body will be returned from the Pacific threater March 31 and will be taken to the funeral home in Chicago, located at 214 E. 115th street. Burial will be at St. Casimes Cemetery, Chicago.

Reuben Oscar Biggs
Reuben Oscar BIGGS, 58, of Culver, died at 10:30 Sunday morning in Woodlawn hospital, this city, where he had been a patient for the past nine days. He had been in ill health for three months. Mr. Biggs resided in Rochester for a number of years before moving to Culver.
A native of Cass county, he was born Octoer 27, 1890. His parents were Frank and Annetta (ALSPACH) BIGGS. He was employed as a trucker up until his last illness.
Survivors are his widow, Myrtle Edith BIGGS; a daughter, Mrs. Martha PICKENS, Logansport; a stepson, Clyde HICKMAN, Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Tess CALHOUN, Monterey, Mrs. Cannie WOLFE, Rochester; five brothers, Earl [BIGGS], Columbus, O.; Dee [BIGGS], Macy; George, Archie and Dewey [BIGGS], Rochester; eight grandchildren, one of whom, James McCLATH, makes his home with his grandparents.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Easterday Funeral Home, Culver. Rev. I. G. ROEBERER will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 29, 1949

Olive Gelbaugh
Mrs. Olive GELBAUGH, 77, a patient at the Rochester Nursing home, passed away at 12:15 p.m. today.
Born May 3, 1871, she is survived by Miss Serena GELBAUGH, a daughter, Mishawaka, and a son, Eugene GELBAUGH, Springfield, O. The body is at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home pending arrangements.

Deeds Infant
A baby girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale DEEDS, macy, died in Woodlawn hospital today. The child was born yesterday.

Wednesday, March 30, 1949

Olive Viola Gelbaugh
Funeral services for Olive Viola GELBAUGH, 77, who died yesterday afternoon at the Rochester Nursing home, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.
The Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate and burial will be at the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
A patient at the nursing home for the past two and a half years, she was a member of the Rebekah lodge of Springfield, Ohio. She had been in failing health for the past five years.
She was born May 3, 1871, in Akron and spent her last 45 years in Rochester. The daughter of Daniel and Maria AUCKERMAN HIDLEY, she was married here in 1889 to Israel GELBAUGH, who passed away in 1921.
Survivors are a daughter, Serena GELBAUGH, of Mishawaka; a son, Eugene [GELBAUGH], Springfield, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth WALLEY, South Bend; and two grandsons, Richard and David [GELBAUGH], both of Springfield, Ohio. A daughter, Elizabeth PROUGH, died in 1947.

Lowell Beck
Funeral services for Paratrooper Lowell BECK, killed overseas in 1946 [?], will be held at Kokomo at 1 p.m. Friday. Beck was the son of Mrs. Edward KRAMER, who formerly operated the People's Cafe here.
Survivors include his mother, who now resides in Indianapolis; a grandfather, Tom LESTER, Logansport; and an uncle, Everett LESTER, Indianapolis.

Elmer E. Hartzler
Elmer E. HARTZLER, 72, passed away at 11:00 a.m. yesterday at his home in Deedsville. A paralysis victim, he had been ill several years.
Born Sept. 5, 1876, in Kosciusko county, he farmed most of his life near Gilead. He was married Dec. 31, 1864, to Margaret DAY and was a member of the Emanuel Evangelical church.
The son of Jonathan and Martha MURPHY HARTZLER, he is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn STALLARD, Mrs. Edith TILDEN, and Mrs. Opal KANT, all of Macy; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Truman [HARTZLER], Gilead, and Bert [HARTZLER], Roann; and one sister, Mrs. Frank MISNER, Warsaw.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Ed SAUSAMAN officiating. Burial will be at the Enterprise cemetery. The body was taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, to the Deedsville residence this afternoon.

Thursday, March 31, 1949

Mrs. James Fenstermacher
Funeral services for Mrs. James FENSTERMACHER, who died at 4 a.m. Wednesday in the Peabody Home, North Manchester, will be held Friday 2 p.m. in the Peabody chapel, that city. Interment will be made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Fenstermacher was a sister-in-law of Mrs. I. N. GOOD of this city and had many friends throughout Fulton county.

Carrie Gould
Mrs. Carrie GOULD, 72, Kewanna, passed away at 2:30 p.m. yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen GROSS, Elmwood Park, Ill. She had been ill several years. Mrs. Gould was the wife of the late Frank P. GOULD, former editor of the Kewanna Herald.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Gross, Mrs. Mary JENNINGS, Miami, Fla., Mrs. Florance BUDLONG and Mrs. Gertrude BUDLONG, both of Ann Arbor, Michigan; one sister, Ella McCOMBS, Hollywood, Florida; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kewanna Methodist church. The Rev. W. C. EVERS will officiate and burial will be at the IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain at the Harrison funeral home where friends may call after Friday morning.

Friday, April 1, 1949

Louis Warren
Louis WARREN, 20, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Harry EMMONS, Rochester, died at 1:30 a.m. this morning at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. Death was attributed to a fractured skull received in an accident Tuesday morning northwest of Plymouth.
Born July 27, 1938, near Argos, Warren was married Sept. 29, 1946, to Jean McAFEE.
Survivors also include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy WARREN, Lanten, Mich.; his wife and one child, also named Jean [WARREN]; three brothers, Robert [WARREN], U. S. Army, William [WARREN], Argos, and Charles [WARREN], at home; two sisters, Lucille and Patricia [WARREN], both at home; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse WARREN, Argos.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. Other details are pending.

Rhoda Alice Mills
Rhoda Alice MILLS, 85, well known resident of Disko, died yesterday in the home of her grandson, Paul MILLS, in Elkhart. Death was due to complications.
Mrs. Mills was born in Grant county Feb. 23, 1864, the daughter of Robert and Rebecca (PRICE) LOYD and was the last of a family of nine children. On Oct. 15, 1881 she was married in Grant county to Curtis MILLS. After their marriage they moved to Kansas where they resided for several years, moving to Disko 48 years ago. Mr. Mills died in 1932 and a son, Albert [MILLS], passed away in 1944.
Surviving are five gandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at one o'clock Saturday aftrnoon in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. MITCHELL will officiate and burial will be made in Marion, Ind. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Maurice Wondra
Mrs. Clyde LYLE, of this city, has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Maurice WONDRA which occurred in the Mercy Hospital, Sn Diego, Calif. yesterday. Mrs. Wondra underwent a major operation last Monday. Her home is at Oceanside, Calif.
Mrs. Wondra, who was born at Rossville, Ind., visited her sister here about four years ago and is well known to many Rochester residents. Funeral arrangements had not been announced.

Maria Carlson
Mrs. Maria CARLSON, former resident of this city, died at 8 a.m. today at the home of her son, Otto CARLSON, 3555 Salem street, Indianapolis. She had been in failing health for the past several years. Mrs. Carlson removed from Rochester to Indianapolis in 1935.
Mrs. Carlson was born June 30, 1863 in Gensungen, Germany and came to Indiana with her parents when she was but 18 years of age. She had been a resident of Rochester from 1875 to the time of her residency in Indianapolis.
She was married to Oscar CARLSON in 1885 at Warsaw, Ind. He preceded her in death many years ago. Her parents were Henry and Marie PFEIFFER.
Survivors are two sons, Otto CARLSON of Indianapolis, and Carl CARLSON, of this city; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The body will be returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home this city. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, April 2, 1949

Ruth Cannon
Miss Ruth CANNON, 33, of Kewanna, died Friday evening in the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis. She had been critically ill for the past two weeks.
Miss Cannon was born August 30, 1916 in Kewanna, the daughter of John and Claudia CANNON. She attended the Kewanna schools and later was graduated from the Rochester high school. For a few years during her residency in Rochester, she was employed at the old Char-Bell theatre. Miss Cannon was a member of the Church of Christ of Kewanna.
Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Claudia WENTZEL, her step-father, Homer WENTZEL, both of Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Esther TRAVIS, St. Louis, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday 1 p.m. at the Church of Christ, Kewanna, with the Rev. Henry BULGER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery. The body will be removed from the Harrison funeral home to the church at noon Monday where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Maria Carlson
Funeral services for Mrs. Maria CARLSON, former Rochester resident who died yesterday in Indianapolis, will be held at 2 p.m.Sunday at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.
The Rev. Dr. Edward KINTNER of North Manchester will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

Austin Elmer Shively
Austin Elmer SHIVELY, 75, Newcastle township farmer, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill four weeks.
Born September 14, 1873 in Fulton county, he had been a resident here all his life. He was the son of William and Mary Ellen SHIVELY and was married to Rosie May MOORE Dec. 19, 1896.
Surviving are two sons, Devon [SHIVELY], Rochester and Raymond [SHIVELY], Mishawaka; one daughter, Mrs. Harry MILLER, Akron; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Charles, Martin and Noah [SHIVELY], all from Rochester, and Everett [SHIVELY], Akron; and two sisters, Mrs. Ida BRYANT, Akron, and Miss Ola SHIVELY, Akron.
His wife, a son, and a daughter preceded him in death.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.

Monday, April 4, 1949

Dewey A. Miller
Dewey A. MILLER, 50, suffered a fatal heart attack at 9 a.m. this morning at his home in Walnut Commons, five miles southeast of Argos. He had been in poor health the past year.
Born September 2, 1889, in New Paris, Indiana, he moved to Walnut Commons 12 years ago from Wakarusa. On Feb. 9, 1921, he was married to Clara MIDDOUGH. A carpenter, he was the son of Isaac and Lucinda MILLER, and a member of the Wakarusa Christian church.
Survivors include his wife; three brothers, Alfred [MILLER], Goshen; Marion [MILLER], North Dakota; and Wildy [MILLER], Fort Wayne; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A World War I veteran, he was also a member of the James Lowell Corey American Legion post in Argos, VFW in Plymouth and the Moose Lodge in Plymouth.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, with the Rev. John HARTMAN of Wakarusa officiating. Friends may call at the home between 10 a.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at the Maple Grove cemetery.

Heber Dunlap
Friends here have received word over the weekend of the death Saturday of Heber DUNLAP, 66, former Rochester resident, at his home in Atlanta, Georgia. No details were given.
For many years Mr. Dunlap was head draftsman for the former Rochester Bridge Company. He had held a similar position with the Austin Bridge Company since moving to Atlanta.
He was married to the former Blanche PAINTER of Rochester. While living here he was active in the Masonic lodge and at one time was a member of the Rochester city council.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Carl JONES, Chattanooga, Tenn., and a son, Douglas [DUNLAP], Jacksonville, Fla.
Funeral services and burial were conducted in Atlanta today.

Minnie Cochburn
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie COCHBURN, 84, aunt of Mrs. R. A. STEWART, Rochester, will be held in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Cochburn, who had been ill for the past year, died Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. STEWART and daughters, Virginia and Mary Ellen, will leave this afternoon to attend services.

Thomas J. Rhodes
Thomas J. RHODES, 82, well known farmer residing two and a half miles northeast of Mexico, Ind., died Sunday evening 7:30 o'clock at his farm home. Death was due to a heart ailment. He had been a resident of that community for over 60 years and had many friends throughout Miami and Fulton counties.
He was born in Fulton county on June 1, 1867. In 1888 he was married to Orpha D. MIKESELL. Mr. Rhodes was engaged in farming and the livestock business.
Surviving besides the wife are three brothers, David E. and O. F. RHODES, Peru; Fred RHODES, Indianapolis; three sisters, Laura SAUSAMAN, Peru; Millrilla MARRETT, Peru, and Froon CALLAWAY, Rochester.
The body lies in state at the Drake funeral home, Peru. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, April 5, 1949

Charles H. Bahney
Charles H. BAHNEY, 65, well-known Akron resident, died at 5:30 last evening in the Irene Byron Sanitarium in Fort Wayne. He had been a patient in the sanitarium since November, 1947.
Mr. Bahney was born in Miami county on Aug. 6, 1883, the son of Samuel and Mary YARIAN BAHNEY. All of his life had been spent in Akron with the exception of a few years in Fort Wayne. He was married to Leah PLATT and his death occurred on their 43rd wedding anniversary. Mr. Bahney was a carpenter.
Surviving are his wife; two brothers, Mose and Urban [BAHNEY], near Gilead; three sisters, Mrs. Rosetta SHROUT, Akron; Mrs. Verna BEMENDERFER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Hazel SCHIPPER, Laketon. A son died in infancy and also a brother, Jesse [BAHNEY], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge and burial will be made in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery. Friends may call in the Funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

William H. Dale
William H. DALE, 82, who has been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Dewey BIGGS, North Pontiac street, died 2:40 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. He had been seriously ill for the past four days. Mr. Dale came here from Michigan City, where he had resided for a number of years.
He was born September 24, 1866 in Cass county, Indiana, the son of Henry and Abigal DALE. His first marriage was to Agnes FLYNN and in latter years he was married to Sadie PLATT. Mr. Dale was a monument salesman.
Surviving are two sons, Herman and Allen [DALE], of Michigan City; two daughters, Mrs. Charles SMITH and Mrs. Dewey BIGGS, of Rochester; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Edith KEEL, of Denver, Ind.; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
The body lies in state at the Foster Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Milo E. Anderson
Milo E. ANDERSON, 61, brother of Oren ANDERSON, Kewanna, suffered a fatal heart attack yesterday at his home in Petabuma, Calif.
Born in Pulaski county, he lived near Culver many years before moving to Los Angeles 29 years ago.
A carpenter, he was also the owner and proprietor of a large chicken farm. His parents were Phillip and Alice ANDERSON.
Survivors include a wife, Lee [ANDERSON]; two daugters, Mrs. Bernice LORIMER, West Los Angeles and Mary [ANDERSON], Santa Monica, Calif.; a brother, Oren ANDERSON, Kewanna; four stepdaughters, five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Mr. and Mrs. Oren Anderson recently returnd from a visit to the deceased in California.

Emma E. Kilmer
Emma E. KILMER, a resident at 607 East Ninth street for the past 37 years, died at 11:30 oclock last night at her home from a heart attack. In ill health for the past two months, she was 76 years old.
Born Feb. 18, 1873, in Fulton county, she came to Rochester in 1912 from a farm east of here. In 1891 she was married to W. O. KILMER, who preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1945. A housewife, she was the daughter of John and Sophia CRAMER McKITRICK and a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are a son, Robert KILMER, South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Irene FYVIE, Oakland, Calif; and sister, Mrs. Della ONETH, Jett, Okla; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A son, Dean [KILMER], died Dec., 16, 1946.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. The Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate and burial will be at the Rochester IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Blyth Myers
Funeral services for Blyth MYERS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arch MYERS, formerly of Leiters Ford, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Monroe, Wisconsin.
Myers, who died Monday from a heart ailment, is survived by a wife, three children, his parents, two brothers, and a sister, all of Monroe. Mr. and Mrs. Bert MYERS, Rochester, will attend services.

Wednesday, April 6, 1949

Rudolph Michael Schwenk
Rudolph Michael SCHWENK, 55, seriously ill for the past five weeks, passed away at 6 a.m. this morning at his home in Richland township, one-half mile east of Tiosa. He had had heart trouble for the past few years.
Born September 19, 1893 in Germantown, Illinois, he came to Richland township eight years ago from Hamlet, Indiana. On September 28, 1916, he was married to Fern SCHERTZ in Knox, Indiana. A farmer, he was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.
Survivors include his wife and a daughter, Gertrude May [SCHWENK], at home, four sons, Gilbert, George and Gene, Rochester, and Glen [SCHWENK], Hamlet; five sisters, Mrs. Freida HAGERMAN, Peoria, Illinois, Mrs. Ametta WHILAND, Mrs. Virginia BOYLE, Knox, Mrs. Josephine HUHNKE and Mrs. Bertha NEVILLE, both of Hamlet. Two brothers, Lee and Othman [SCHWENK], Hamlet, and one granddaughter, Janet Sue, Garland, preceded him in death.
Services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. in the St. Joseph Catholic church here, and the body will be taken to the residence Thursday morning from the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Father Charles SCHOLL will officiate and burial will be at the IOOF cemetery here.

William H. Dale
Funeral services for William H. DALE, 82, who died yesterday at Woodlawn hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McClosky-Hamilton funeral home in Logansport.
Dale had been making his home here with his daughter, Mrs. Dewey BIGGS. Burial will be at Mt. Hope cemetery in Logansport. The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home to Logansport at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, April 8, 1949

Dwight Douglas Powers
Injuries received in a fall while playing on top of an auto, Monday evening, early today proved fatal to Dwight Douglas, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted POWERS of Culver. The little boy died in the Memorial hospital, South Bend.
Dwight was born in Argos on Sept. 16, 1945. He is survived by his parents; a brother Bryce Theodore, and two sisters, Rite Joan and Marjory Elaine [POWERS], all of Culver. Charles "Chuck" POWERS of this city is an uncle.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 pm. at the Culver E. U. B. church with the Rev. I. C. ROEDERER officiating. The body lies in state at Easterday funeral home, Culver.
Saturday, April 9, 1949

William Smith
Funeral services for William SMITH, 68, formerly of Fulton county, will be held at the Hollis funeral home in Mishawaka Monday at 2 p.m. Smith, a resident of Walkerton, Ind., died yesterday after a three-months illness.
Born in Cass county April 21, 1880, he lived at one time on a farm in the Athens community. In 1900 he was married to Minnie MAPPIN. The couple moved from Rochester to Mishawaka in 1926 and just moved to Walkerton within the past week.
Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons, Benzil and Hershel [SMITH], Mishawaka; Melvin [SMITH], Walkerton; Lowell [SMITH], Bremen; and DeVerl [SMITH], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia SPOHN, Argos; and Mrs. Audrey SMITH, Mishawaka. A granddaughter, Mrs. Dean SEVERNS, lives south of Rochester.
Burial will be at the Fairview cemetery in Mishawaka.

Monday, April 11, 1949

Laura Bell Ralston
Mrs. Laura Bell RALSTON, 83, died at 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, four hours after being taken to Kelly hospital in Argos. Death, which was attributed to heart trouble, came after three years of poor health. Mrs. Ralston had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Ethel POORE, Argos.
Born [Laura Bell HEETER] Feb. 14, 1866, near Athens, Mrs. Ralston lived in Fulton and Marshall counties all her life. On September 4, 1881, she was married to Eugene H. RALSTON, who preceded her in death May, 1941.
The daughter of Noah and Susan HEETER, she was a member of the Plymouth Church of Brethren.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Marguerite WOODCOX, Rochester, Mrs. Mary SEROXTON, Plymouth, Mrs. POORE, Mrs. Cora CRAWFORD, Argos, and Mrs. Dorothy DICKEY, Ashland, Oregon; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Kenneth LONG officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home and burial will be in the Hoover cemetery, Athens.

Elmer H. Beatty
Elmer H. BEATTY, Indianapolis, and reportedly a former resident of Rochester, committed suicide yesterday at his home by turning on stove gas.
The verdict was reached today by Deputy Coroner Paul G. DINTAMAN, Indianapolis. Beatty, a resident at 611 N. Delaware street, Indianapolis, was found by other roomers in the building. His landlady said he had come from Rochester two years ago.

Tuesday, April 12, 1949

Louise Wright
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise WRIGHT, 23, granddaughter of Mrs. John HAIMBAUGH, Rochester, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Stockland, Ill.
Mrs. Wright, who had been ill three years, passed away Sunday evening. Other survivors include three uncles, Frank, Russel and Earl SMILEY, all of Rochester.

Wednesday, April 13, 1949

Belle Wilson
Funeral services for Mrs. Belle WILSON, 80, will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist church, with the Rev. Thomas LUKE officiating. Mrs. Wilson passed away yesterday afternoon at her home, 225 E. 14th street.
She had been in failing health the last three years and seriously ill the last ten days.
Born [Belle JOHNSON] Nov. 12, 1868, in Leiters Ford, she was the daughter of William and Elizabeth FOX JOHNSON. She moved to Rochester 47 years ago.
On Oct 9, 1885, she was married to William WILSON, who preceded her in death in 1887. She was a member of the Methodist church, the Rebekahs and the Gleaners.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Alvah WALTERS and Mrs. Ada SMITH, both of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.
A son, Lester [WILSON] preceded her in death in 1947 and a daughter, Mrs. Bertha MERCER, died in 1923.
The last of a family of five, Mrs. Wilson reared Mrs. Robert MATHIAS of Shipshewanna, Ind. The Rev. LUKE will be assisted by the Rochester Rebekah lodge.

Thursday, April 14, 1949

Bertha May Hopper
Mrs. Bertha May HOPPER, 71, passed away at 10:30 this morning at the home of her son, Alfred HOPPER, 418 E. 14th street. She had been ill five weeks.
Born May 11, 1877, in Marshall county, she had lived in Cass county 18 years. On Jan. 24, 1903, she was married to Thomas H. HOPPER in Logansport. She was the daughter of Susan and William ZIMMERMAN and a member of the Church of the Brethren, Logansport.
Besides her son, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John D. LEECE, Alto, Michigan; fourteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Cabool, Mort and Louis, [sic] Logansport; Mrs. Sue NICHOLS, Logansport, and Mrs. Ella RAWLINGS, Fontana, California.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Brethren, 17th and Market streets, Logansport. The Rev. H. A. CLAYBAUGH, Argos, assisted by Rev. Roy RITCHIE, Logansport, will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport.
A short service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the home of her son, Alfred, in Rochester. The body will be returned to this residence this evening from the Foster funeral home.

Dealla Pensinger
Mrs. Dealla PENSINGER, 79, Grass Creek resident for 25 years, passed away yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret ALEXANDER, South Bend.
Born March 1, 1870, in Ireland, she came to the United States when she was three years old. Her husband, Warren PENSINGER, precededher in death in 1937.
Surviving are three children, James [PENSINGER], Mishawaka, Mrs. Helen SCHWIND and Mrs. Margaret ALEXANDER, both of South Bend; two grandchildren; a niece, Mrs. Mae WHITE, Grass Creek; two nephews, Michael TYRREL, Logansport and John TYRREL, Rochester; and other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew's Catholic church, South Bend and burial will be at a South Bend cemetery.

Allen E. Miller
Relatives here have received word of the death of Allen E. MILLER, 89, which occurred April 12 at Fort Wayne. Mr. Miller lived on a farm near Rochester and later on East Race street, this city, for a number of years.
Survivors are five children, Mrs. Ralph LANDON; Dollie, Wayne and Kenneth MILLER, all of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Elsie PACE, Shelbyville, Ind.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday morning and burial will be in the Mt. Etna cemetery.

Friday, April 15, 1949

Arthur G. Smith
Arthur G. SMITH, 45, fire chief for the City of Rochester, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday night at his home on the west shore of Lake Manitou. Death which came suddenly was caused by a coronary embolism.
Mr. Smith had been ill with the intestinal flu for the past two weeks but continued working up until yesterday when he took a brief vacation to enjoy fishing on Lake Manitou. At no time had his condition been regarded as critical and his sudden demise was a severe shock to his many friends throughout the county.
Fire Chief Smith had been connected with the city fire department for the past 16 years most of which time he served as fire chief.
A native of Rochester, Arthur Smith was born Sept. 11, 1903, the son of Fred and Ida (BABCOCK] SMITH. He was a life-long resident of this city. On Feb. 2, 1929 he was married to Belle TALBOTT.
Mr. Smith ws a member of the Masonic Order and the Moose lodge of Rochester.
Survivors include his wife; his father, Fred SMITH; a brother Admiral [SMITH], all of Rochester; two other brothers, Walter and Richard [SMITH], both of Washington, D. C.; a sister, Mrs. Harold YOUNG, of this city and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Harry J. BAILEY of the Baptist church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

C. R. Kemper
C. R. KEMPER, South Main street, former co-owner of the Rowe Coal Company, passed away at 2:10 p.m. this afternoon.
The body will be at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home tomorrow where friends may call. Burial will be at Frankfort, Ind.
Further details will be published in tomorrow's issue of The News-Sentinel. Kemper was the manager of the local Phillips "66" bulk plant.

Saturday, April 16, 1949

Clarence R. Kemper
Final rites for Clarence R. KEMPER, 62, who passed away yesterday afternoon, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Goodwin Bros. funeral home in Frankfort. Burial will be in the Bunnel cemetery there.
Kemper, former co-owner of the Rowe coal company, was manager of the Phillips "66" bulk plant here. He had been in failing health since Feb. 15 and in Woodlawn hospital since last Sunday.
Born near Frankfort May 19, 1896, he was the son of Cora and George (LEWIS) KEMPER. He was married to Jane McKINNEY of LaPorte April 27, 1933. Both moved to Rochester from Frankfort in 1935.
He was a member of the Moose lodge of Rochester and the Methodist church and Masonic lodge of Frankfort.
Surviving are his wife and parents; a sister, Mrs. Rachael HAWK, Frankfort; a nephew and a niece.
The body will lie at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home this aftrnoon and evening where friends may call.

Bertha May Hopper
In the obituary of Mrs. Bertha May HOPPER, the name of a brother, Edwin ZIMMERMAN of Lambert, Ill., was omitted. Mrs. Hopper was born March 11, 1877, in Marshall county, Indiana.

Monday, April 18, 1949

Minnie Ethel Burns
Minnie Ethel BURNS, 57, passed away last night at 7 o'clock at her home, southeast of Grass Creek. She had been critically ill since 8 p.m. Saturday.
Born Sept. 22, 1891, in Pulaski county, she came to the Grass Creek community at the age of three and lived there all her life. Her parents were Isaac and Roda (LITTLE) BURNS.
Survivors include three brothers, James, New Castle, Ind., Arthur and Donald, both of South Bend, and several cousins.
The body will remain at the Harrison fneral home, Kewanna, until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held at the Grass Creek E. U. B. church at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Cecil SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Tuesday, April 19, 1949

[no obits]

Wednesday April 20, 1949

Thomas L. Harrison
Thomas L. HARRISON, 74, retired Kewanna undertaker, passed away at his home at 6 o'clock this morning. He had been ill for some time.
Born Feb. 10, 1875, near Grass Creek, he was the son of Thomas and Susan (BROOK) HARRISON and a member of he Baptist church and IOOF. His wife, Edith PHERSON, preceded him in death in January, 1948. He had been an undertaker for 45 years.
Survivors include a son, Paul [HARRISON], of Royal Center; four sisters, Mrs. Jane ALBRO and Mrs. Daisy SANDERS, Kewanna. Mrs. Nellie HILE, Grand Springs, Mich. and Mrs. Lizzie LONG, Ocala, Florida; two brothers, Dr. Charles HARRISON, Sidney, Australia, and Frank HARRISON, Arlington, California; and four granddaughters.
The body was taken to Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, Rochester and will be returned to the Harrison funeral home Thursday evening.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kewanna Baptist church. The Rev. BULGER will officiate and burial will be in Grass Creek cemetery.

Ermal N. Shine
Ermal N. SHINE, 55, died suddenly at 5:30 p.m. yesterday at his home in Kewanna. A prominent hardware dealer, he had suffered heart ailments for some time.
Born near Kewanna Nov. 9, 1893, he was the son of William and Mollie (SMITH) SHINE. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Kewanna Masonic lodge and the American Legion post there.
Survivors include his wife, Helena, and one sister, Mrs. Amice HOFFMAN, Hammond.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. J. WALSKI, Tipton, and formerly of Kewanna, will officiate and burial will be at the [Kewanna] Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, April 21, 1949

Martha Emerick
Mrs. Martha Tymander EMERICK, 92, a pioneer resident of Rochester township, died 10:30 Wednesday evening at the home of her niece, Mrs. Roy KINDIG. She had been critically ill for the past three weeks and in failing health for several months.
Mrs. Emerick resided at her farm home three miles north of this city for many years and had a host of friends throughout Fulton county. A native of Fulton county, she was born June 22, 1856. Her parents were William H. and Nancy (SCOTT) DAVIDSON. In 1888, she was married to Daniel EMERICK at Wabash, Ind. Her husband preceded in death a number of years ago.
Survivors are a son, Ross EMERICK, Rochester, route 3; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy May LINDERS, Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home with Rev. Henry SAGARSEE officiating. Burial will be in the Citzens cemetery. The body rests at the funaral home. The family requests the omission of flowers.

Sgt. Herbert Clifford Gray
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron for Sgt. Herbert Clifford GRAY, son of Mrs. Gertrude GRAY, of Akron, who was killed in France on Sept. 16, 1944.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge, assisted by the Gray-Merley American Legion post. Burial will be made in the Denver cemetery. The body will arrive in Rochester at 11:39 Friday night and will be taken to the funeral home.
Sgt. Greer was born in Peru on June 21, 1920, the son of Richard M. and Gertrude (SUNDAY) GRAY, and moved to Akron with his parents when a child. At the time of his induction into the service he was employed at the American Fork and Hoe factory in Akron.
He was inducted into the service at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiapolis, on July 5, 1942, and received his training at Camp Forrest, Tenn.; Camp Phillip, Kas., and Lajuna, Ariz. He was sent overseas in April, 1944, with Co. D 318--80th Infantry Division, and served with that organization until his death. Because he was the first Akron service man killed in World War II his name was added to the Adolph Merley American Legion post.
Surviving are his mother; one son, Dennis Dean [GRAY], Rochester; five brothers, John [GRAY] of Rochester, Orville [GRAY] of Plymouth, Edward, Robert and Garland [GRAY], Akron five [sic] sisters, Mrs. Kathryn PANTER of Jefferson, Iowa, Mrs. Mary Ellen WISE of Burket, Mrs. Lois WOOLEY and Vivian GRAY of Akron.

Theodore Rosborg
Theodore ROSBORG, 84, father of Mrs. Raymond M. GOSS, Rochester, and a former resident here, passed away at 5:30 p.m. yesterday at his home in Hoopston, Ill.
Born in Sweden March 6, 1865, Rosborg came to America when he was 20 years old, residing in Illinois. He was a member of the Swedish Lutheran church and the Modern Woodman's lodge, and lived on a farm near Rochester between 1913 and 1919.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Alida SUTHERLAND, New Bethlehem, Mich.; Mrs. Alma GOSS, Rochester; Mrs. Marcella DECKER, Milford, Ill; and Mrs. Isabelle NICHOLS, Hoopston, Ill.
Also surviving are two sons, Harry [ROSBORG], Atlanta, Ga., and Robert [ROSBORG], Hoopston. A daughter, Ellen [ROSBORG], and his wife, Nettie [ROSBORG], preceded him in death.
Funeral services and burial will be at Hoopston.

Friday, April 22, 1949

Lloyd F. Bryant
Lloyd F. BRYANT, well-known interior decorator and carpenter, passed away at 8 o'clock this morning at his home, one mile northeast of Athens. Ill two years, he was 64 years old.
Born July 6, 1885 at his farm residence, he was married to Tempie MOORE, Dec. 6, 1905. He was the son of Nelson and Jennie BRYANT and a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Ernest NICHOLS, Athens, Mrs. Glen BOWELL, South Bend, Mrs. Otis HALTERMAN, Rochester.
Two grandchildren; two brothers, Lester [BRYANT], Chicago, and Charles [BRYANT], Knox; and four sisters, Lena BOWELL, Fern ZIMMERMAN, Blanche BRYANT and Carol GAST, all of Rochester.
Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Akron Church of God. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate, assisted by the Rev. E. L. POWELL, Rochester, and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.
The body will be returned to the residence at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Sheetz funeral home.

John Sayger
John SAYGER, 1209 Elm street, passed away at 1:40 p.m. this afternoon in Woodlawn hospital.

Ethel Clinger Weissenborn
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel CLINGER WEISSENBORN, 61, former Rochesrter resident, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Healy funeral home in Aurora, Ill.
A nurse, Mrs. Weissenborn, who was also a member of the Aurora Christian church, passed away Wednesday in Elgin, Ill, after a two-months illness.
Born near here Nov. 2, 1887, the daughter of Charles W. and Emma (ADAMSON), CLINGER, she was first married to George METSGER, and later to Carl WEISSENBORN.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edna HANSEN, Sumner, Iowa; a son, Herbert METZGER, St. Joseph, Missouri; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Pearl BRINER, Hammond; and a brother, Charles CLINGER, Rochester.
Her husband and three children preceded her in death. Burial will be in Aurora, Ill.

Sgt. Herbert Gray
The body of Sgt. Herbert GRAY, Akron, who was killed in France in 1944, will arrive in Rochester at 11:39 p.m. tonight.
Services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Moyer-Hapert funeral home in Akron.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma ROWLES (now remarried); his mother, Mrs. Gertrude GRAY, Akron; a son, Dennis Dean [GRAY], Rochester; five brothers, John, Rochester, Orville, Plymouth, Edward, Robert and Garland [GRAY], Akron; five [sic] sisters, Mrs. Kathryn PANTER, Jefferson Iowa; Mrs. Mary Ellen WISE, Burket, Mrs. Lois WOLLEY and Vivian GRAY, Akron.

Harry C. Sarber
Harry C. SARBER, 69, died 5:45 p.m. Thursday at his home 122 Garro street, Plymouth. Mr. Sarber, who was a former resident of Leiters Ford, had been in ill health for a number of years.
He was born at Bourbon, Ind., February 3, 1880. On May 4, 1902 he was married to Nellie WISE, who died March 16, 1934. His second mariage was to Elizabeth CARPER. His parents were Perry E. and Eliza J. SARBER. Mr. Sarber was an active member of the Methodist church, of Leiters Ford.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Clinton Lamar SARBER, Quincy, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Clinton GRUBE, Plymouth; a brother, Harley SARBER, Lapaz and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. in the Johnson & Son Funeral Home, Plymouth. Rev. Richmand LAKE will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Addition to Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Saturday, April 23, 1949

John Sayger
Funeral services for John "Jack" SAYGER, 75, who passed away yesterday afternoon in Woodlawn hospital, will be held at 2:30 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Arrangements were first made at 2 p.m.
The Rev. L. E. POWELL will officiate, assisted by the Eagles lodge, and burial will be in the IOOF cemetry.
Sayger, who had been in the hospital three days, had been in ill health since last June. Death was attributed to a kidney ailment.
Born near Athens, July 9, 1873, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William SAYGER. With the exception of 11 years in London, Ind., he had spent his entire life in Fulton county.
A member of the Eagles lodge, he was first married in 1909 to Alice GILBERT, who passed away in 1921. In 1922 he married Edith HAHN, of Indianapolis.
Survivors include his wife; four brothers, Charles and Herschell of Athens, Walter of Elkhart and Perry [SAYGER] of Logansport, and many nephews and nieces.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lloyd F. Bryant
Funeral services for Lloyd F. BRYANT, Athens, who died yesterday, will be held at 1 p.m. (CST) Sunday afternoon at the Akron church of God.
(Akron will be on Central time until May 7).
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate, assisted by Rev. E. L. POWELL.

Monday, April 25, 1949

Samuel Woodcox
Samuel WOODCOX, 67, well-known farmer, died at 8:55 a.m. today at his home eight miles west of Rochester. He had been seriously ill for the past three weeks. Mr. Woodcox had many friends in the western section of Fulton county.
He was born April 18, 1880, in Fulton county. His parents were [Ulrich] and Mary (WALES) WOODCOX. On Jan. 1, 1898, he was married to Lizzie MILLIZER. Mr. Woodcox attended the Sharon Holiness church of Aubbeenaubbee township.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. William HAYES of Rochester, Mrs. Nora OVERMYER of Idaville and Mrs. Mable BELL of Kewanna; a brother, Ray WOODCOX of Rochester; eleven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. (DST). The [Rev.] Mrs. Edith BRUNER, assisted by the Rev. Cecil KLINE, will officiate. Burial will be in the [Moon] cemetery. The body is at the Foster funeral home, this city.

Virginia Mitchell
Graveside rites for Miss Virginia MITCHELL, 19, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock (DST} at the IOOF cemetery with the Rev. Daniel S. PERRY officiating.
Miss Virginia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry MITCHELL of Noblesville, Ind., died in the Indianapolis Methodist hospital at 3 a.m. Saturday, the victim of polio. She was stricken with the disease a little over a year ago. She was a freshman at Butler University.
Mrs. Mitchell was formerly Miss Margaret STACEY of this city.

Benjamin Albert Purcell
The body of Benjamn Albert PURCELL, 82, was found almost erect in eight feet of water at Nyona Lake, near Shaffer's Landing, yesterday afternoon at 4 p.m.
An autopsy performed at Zimmerman Brothers' funeral home proved drowning as the cause of death. Sheriff Laurence NORRIS and Deputy Sheriff Deverl HOLLOWAY, who investigated, said there were no marks on the body, that Purcell had no enemies, and there was no reason to suspect foul play or suicide.
Several hours earlier, Purcell had been seen hunting mushrooms by Mr. and Mrs. Curt CALLOWAY, of the Nyona Lake community. The body was discovered by Bob HELVY. Observers believed that Purcell had suffered one of his frequent heart attacks and had fallen from the bridge that intersects the lake.
Purcell, born Feb. 15, 1867, in Randolph county, moved to the Nyona Lake community five years ago. He had resided intermittently in Kokomo and Peru for 60 years.
The son of Benjamin Albert and Sophia (CROYLE) PURCELL, he is survived by one brother, Adam [PURCELL], Neosha, Mo.; five nieces, and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Tuesday at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. The Rev. Lee JACKSON of the Peru Christian church, will officiate and burial will be at the Rocheser Citizens cemetery.

Tuesday, April 26, 1949

Michael Lynn Cunningham
Michael Lynn CUNNINGHAM died at birth at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving are his parents, Joseph Albert and Helen (OVERMYER) CUNNINGHAM; a sister, Barbara; and four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry OVERMYER and Mrs. and Mrs. Warren CUNNINGHAM.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. (DST) Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Samuel Woodcox
Funeral services for Samuel WOODCOX, 67, who passed away Monday morning, will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (DST) at the Burton church. The body will be taken from Foster's funeral home to the residence this evenine where friends may call.

Mary Alice Tracy
Mrs. Mary Alice TRACY, 82, whose home was east of Gilead, died at ten o'clock Tuesday morning in the home of her son Dallas TRACY near Silver Lake. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several weeks. She had been at her son's home for the past six weeks.
Mrs. Tracy was born May 15, 1867 the daugher of Samuel and Elizabeth BEMENDERFER and all of her life had been spent in the Gilead community. She was maried Oct. 18, 1885 to Grant TRACY who died in 1905 . She was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are thee sons, Dallas , Silver Lake, Gilbert, Huntley, Ill, Harvey [TRACY] Salt Lake City, Utah; one daughter, Mrs. Marie BURNS, Gilead; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Henry HAMMOND, Gilead.
The body is in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Wednesday, April 27, 1949

Mary Tracy
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary TRACY, who passed away Tuesday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. (CST) Frday at the Gilead Methodist churcn.
Mrs. Tracy, who died at the home of her son, Dallas TRACY, near Silver Lake, had been ill several weeks.
The body was moved Wednesday afternoon from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron to the Dallas Tracy residence. The Rev. CRAFT will officiate at the services and burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy.

Thursday, April 28, 1949

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Friday, April 29, 1949

Rex Ridenour
Funeral services for Rex RIDENOUR, who was killed Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada, by a hit and run driver, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Middle St., Methodist church at Wabash.
Survivors include his wife, the former June TIMMONS of Leiters Ford, and a daughter, Pamela Sue [RIDENOUR].
The Rev. G. HARSHBERTER and the Rev. Joseph GIFT will conduct the service and burial will be held in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Roann.

Merritt Coffing
Merritt [Dean] COFFING, 36, Warsaw, son of Mrs. Viola COFFING, Fulton, passed away at 1 a.m. Friday morning at the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis. He had been ill 10 days.
Born in Liberty township, Fulton county, Dec. 31, [1912], he had lived in this community until ten years ago when he moved to Warsaw. His father was Edgar COFFING.
Besides his mother, he is survived by five children, Maxine, Robert, Bennie, Lonnie and Walter [COFFING], all of Warsaw; two brothers, Charles [COFFING], Fulton, and Samuel [COFFING], Onward, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. (DST) Sunday, May 1, at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton. The Rev. R. E. PRINZING will officiate and burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy.
The body is at the Ditmire chapel where friends may call.

Jesse W. Klise
Jesse W. KLISE, 57, well-known Akron resident and auctioneer, died suddenly at 7:30 last night. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Klise was born at Twelve Mile, in Cass county, on Oct. 27, 1891, the son of Byron and Jennie (STRINGER) KLISE, but had resided in Fulton county for many years. On March 27, 1910, he was married to Goldie SHOUP.
Mr. Klise formerly farmed in the Akron community, moving to Akron several years ago where he was a clerk in the William K. MILLER hardware. He also had auctioneered many sales in the Akron community. He was a member of the Christian church, Modern Woodman's lodge and was active in the Akron Lions club.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred MEREDITH of Mentone; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dora BUNN of Leiters Ford. One son, Jack [KLISE], died while serving overseas during World War II.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock (CST) Sunday afternoon in the Moyer-Haupert fneral home in Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge, assisted by Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetry. The body will be moved to the residence at 9 o'clock (CST) Saturday morning and returned to the funeral home at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, April 30, 1949

Merritt Coffing
Final services for Merritt COFFING, 36, native of Fulton, will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (DST) at the Ditmire funeral home. The Rev. R. E. PRINZING will officiate, and burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy.
The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.
His death occurred Friday morning at Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, after a ten-day illness.
Born in Liberty township, Fulton county, Dec 31, 1912, he was the son of Edgar and Viola DEWALD COFFING. He lived in the Fulton community until ten years ago, when he moved to near Warsaw.
Survivors are five children; the mother, of Fulton, and two brothers, Charles of Fulton and Samuel [COFFING], of Onward.

David Douglas Ginther
David Douglas GINTHER, 87, Leiters Ford, died in Woodlawn hospital at 7:15 o'clock Saturday morning from burns which he suffered at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon while burning grass and brush preparatory to making a garden. His entire body with the exception of a portion of his chest and back received second and third degree burns.
Mr. Ginther had raked up some dead grass and brush which was growing inside an old foundation of a barn which had been torn down years ago, where he planned to make a small truck garden. The enclosure was walled up from two to three feet high by the foundation. In some manner his clothing caught afire and as he attempted to climb over the wall he fell back into the flames.
Mrs. Kermit SAGE, a neighbor, who was calling at the Ginther home at the time, heard Mr. Ginther call and she in turn summoned Emerson REICHARD and a youth named WILLARD, who were at work in an adjacent field. They dragged the aged man from the enclosure and finally succeeded in extinguishing the flames which enveloped his clothing. He was taken to Woodlawn hospital in a local ambulance where physicians despaired for his recovery, so severe were his burns.
Mr. Ginther was widely known through Fulton county where a number of years ago he served as superintendent of the county schools. He also taught school at various towns and communities in the county.
David Douglas Ginther was born in Fulton county on Aug. 7, 1861. His parents were Henry and Mary (SHADEL) GINTHER. He had been a resident of Fulton county during his entire life. He was married to Celesti G. SMITH on March 15, 1915, in a ceremony pronounced at St.

Joseph, Mich.
For many years he operated a most successful insurance agency here in Rochester and later engaged in the same business at Leiters Ford. He was an active worker in the Democratic party and various committees of that organization. Mr. Ginther was a charter member of the IOOF lodge of Leiters Ford.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two step-daughters, Mrs. R. B. LOGAN of Logansport and Mrs. Clarence BECK of Albion, Mich. Two children preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock (DST) in the Foster funeral home, this city. Rev. Stanley HALL of Leiters Ford will officiate. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Monday, May 2, 1949

Goldie Beckman
Mrs. Goldie BECKMAN, 52, died at 9:45 Sunday evening at her home in the Marshtown neighborhood, southwest of Rochester. Death was attributed to a heart attack suffered only a few moments before her passing. She had been a resident of that community for many years and had a legion of friends in both Fulton and Cass counties.
Mrs. Beckman was born at Perrysburg, Ind., on Sept. 6, 1896. She was the daughter of Robert and Martha STUBBLEFIELD. Her husband [Fred BECKMAN] prceded her in death a number of years ago.
Surviving are six sons, Glen and John BECKMAN of Logansport, Fritz, Keith, Donald and Paul [BECKMAN], at home; two daughters, Martha and Mary [BECKMAN], also at home; two brothers, Thurman STUBBLEFIELD of Logansport; Robert STUBBLEFIELD of Wabash and six grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body will be removed from the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, to the home late today.

Arvilla Jackson O'Daffer
A fall down the basement stairs proved fatal to Mrs. Arvilla JACKSON O'DAFFER, 89, Saturday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ross HOWELL, Plymouth.
She was born March 17, 1860, in Fulton county. Burial will be in a South Bend cemetery Monday afternoon.

George O. Weidner
George O. WEIDNER, 62, Tiosa farmer, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill 24 hours.
Born Feb. 27, 1887, in North Manchester, he moved to a farm 2 1/2 miles east of Tiosa 11 years ago. He was married to Bertha MAHLER at Rochester April 16, 1908.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three children, Harley [WEIDNER], Rochester, Della Elizabeth PONTIOUS, Tiosa, George [WEIDNER], Jr., Rochester; an unidentified brother in Logansport; and thirteen grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home, Argos, Monday morning, where friends called. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. (DST) at the funeral home. The Rev. Lloyd POWELL, Rochester, will officiate and burial will be in the Masonic cemetery, Culver.

Tuesday, May 3, 1949

Goldie Beckman
Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie BECKMAN, widow of Fred BECKMAN, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Grass Creek EUB Church.
Mrs. Beckman passed away Sunday evening. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery.

Wednesday, May 4, 1949

Maria Belle Ayers
Maria Belle AYERS, 86, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at her home in Kewanna. She had been critically ill for a week.
Born January 13, 1863 in Douglas county, Illinois, she came to Kewanna 47 years ago. Her parents were James and Susan MACK BOYER. A member of the Kewanna Methodist church and the Rebekah lodge. She was married to William S. AYERS April 26, 1886, in Abiline, Kansas.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Susan Ellen ALLEN, Graybul, Wyoming, and Mrs. Mary Beatrice WILLOUGHBY, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Mildred HOPKINS, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Two daughters preceded her in death.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, where it will remain until services at 2 p.m. (DST) Thursday, at the Methodist church. The Rev. John KIRKPATRICK, Indianapolis, formerly of Kewanna, will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery.

Erdine Jane Burkenpass
Funeral services for Mrs. Erdine Jane MERLEY BURKENPASS, 29, will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) Thursday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron.
Mrs. Burkenpass, formerly of Fulton county, passed away Monday at her home in Dallas, Texas.
Born in Akron May 18, 1919, she was the daughter of Ralph and Fawn MERLEY. She moved to Lafayette with her family as a child and lived there until six months ago when she moved again to Dallas.
Survivors are the husband; a seven-months old daughter, June [BURKENPASS]; her mother, Mrs. Fawn MERLEY, Lafayette; one brother, Gene [MERLEY], Dayton, Ohio. Her father died in 1936.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Otis Winn
Otis WINN, 70, father of Mrs. Georgia MASTERSON, Rochester, passed away at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Soldiers' Home, Lafayette. Ill for the past several years, he had been at the home only since Thursday.
Born Nov. 12, 1878, at Columbus, Ind., he was the son of James and Mary STEINBERGER WINN. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American war.
Other survivors are his wife [?], Georgia; six other daughters and one son: Mrs. Ruth PARSONS, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Blanche McCOMAS, Mrs. Margaret GRUBER, Milwaukee, Mrs. Mary GRACE, Mrs. Phyllis NULF, Mrs. Harriet TYLER, Logansport, and Otis WINN, Jr., Logansport; one brother, C. E. WINN, of Logansport; and fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The body is at the Chase-Miller chapel, Logansport.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 (DST) at the Chase-Miller home. Burial will be made at the Veterans cemetery, Lafayette.

Pvt. Ralph Anderson
Graveside services for Pvt. Ralph ANDERSON, Argos, who was killed June 5, 1942, in Australia, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.
Anderson was born in Peru April 7, 1923, and enlisted in the service in 1941. His parents are Thomas and Ola ANDERSON.
Survivors include 11 brothers and sisters: Mrs. Clara M. SUTTER, Los Angeles, Mrs. Darnit VETTER, Phoenix, Glen [ANDERSON], Phoenix, Thomas ANDERSON, Jr., Santa Fe., N.M., Mrs. Vern BEDNARAKI, Azusa, Calif., Mrs. Velma MOORE, Mrs. Virginia GIBLEY, Mrs. Helen ENSLEY, Mrs. Dorothy BENEDICT and Miss Joyce ANDERSON, all of Peru, and Mrs. Betty SELBIO, Logansport.
The body will arrive in Plymouth Friday afternoon and will be taken from the Umbaugh funeral home Friday evening to the home of his mother at 260 W. 3rd street, Peru, where friends may call.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER, Argos, will officiate at the graveside services, assisted by the Peru American Legion post.

Thursday, May 5, 1949

Fred L. Rouch
Fred L. ROUCH, 67, former school teacher, residing near Mentone, was found dead in his auto on State Road 25 near the Cass-Fulton county line early Thursday morning. His body was found by Carl BROWN and son who reside near where Mr. Rouch stopped his car.
Mr. Rouch, earlier Wednesday had taken his daughter back to her studies at Purdue University and was enroute home when he suffered a heart attack. He had the presence of mind to pull his auto off the heavily traveled highway before he collapsed.
County Coroner Dean K. STINSON pronounced death due to a cerebral hemorrhage. It is believed death occurred early Wednesday night.
The body was removed to Ditmire home and later taken to the Johns Funeral Home, Mentone.
He is survived by his wife and two children. A complete obiturary will appear in Friday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Friday, May 6, 1949

Arthur Max Rouch
Arthur Max ROUCH, 53, a native of Rochester, was found dead in bed at his home in Carnegie, Okla., Thursday morning.
Born here April 6, 1896, he was the son of George and Maryetta ROUCH. He was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include a brother and two sisters, Jerry [ROUCH], Rochester, and Mrs. Mary FUGATE, Rochester; and Mrs. Pearl BLUE, Chicago.
Funeral services and burial will be held in Carnegie.

Fred L. Rouch
Funeral services for Fred L. ROUCH, 67, who was found dead in his car near the Cass-Fulton county line Thursday, will be held at the Mentone Baptist church Sunday at 3 p.m. (DST).
The body is at the Johns funeral home, Mentone, where friends may call until 1:30 p.m. (DST) Sunday. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
Survivors are his wife, Caddye [ROUCH]; one daughter, Lou Ellen [ROUCH], Purdue University; one son, John Henry [ROUCH], Wayne, Michigan; one grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. T. W. DENNIE, Milwaukee.

Saturday, May 7, 1949

Frank Ascencio
Frank ASCENCIO, 44, Route 3, was killed instantly at 4:45 a.m. Saturday when the car in which he was riding collided with a tractor-trailer outfit one mile east of Wanatah, in LaPorte county, on U.S. Highway 30.
Injured were his wife, Ceilia [ASCENCIO], 40, a son Donald Frank [ASCENCIO], 18, a private in the Air Corps, a daughter, Nancy [ASCENCIO], 5, and another son, David [ASCENCIO], 10. A third son, Raymond [ASCENCIO], did not make the trip.
The injured were taken to the Porter Memorial hospital in Valparaiso.
The accident occurred when Donald Frank, who was driving the Ascencio car, lost the center line marker on the road and collided with a tractor-trailer outfit driven by William Joseph REAGAN, 25, Marion. Reagan was uninjured.
Ascencio had announced Thursday that he had just opened a Sinclair service station and three tourist cabins about one-half mile north of Rocester on U. S. 31. He had also planned an 8x10 foot city directory and the construction of three more cabins.
The Ascencio family came to Rochester three years ago from Chicago. Donald Frank was a 1948 graduate of Rochester high school.

Harley Dawson
Harley DAWSON, 64, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Saturday morning at his home, 235 N. Maple Avenue, Argos. Ill ten years, he suffered a heart attack one week ago.
Born in Kosciusko county, Oct. 13, 1884, he lived most of his life in the Argos community, operating a DX service station until five years ago.
He was the son of William and Elsie DAWSON and was married to Clara KROUSE Sept. 21, 1905. He was a member of the Argos Christian church and the Argos Lions club.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Arlene MILLER, Argos; a son, Clifford [DAWSON], in Germany with the Army of Occupation; five grandchildren; two brothers, Merle [DAWSON], Rochester, and Granville [DAWSON], Huntington.
Funeral arrangements will be delayed pending news from the son in Germany. Friends may call at the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos.

Monday, May 9, 1949

Orville Whittenberger
Funeral services for Orville WHITTENBERGER, 68, well-known Akron resident, who died at four o'clock Sunday morning in Woodlawn hospital, will be held at 2:30 (DST) Tuesday afternoon in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge and burial will be made in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home.
Mr. Whittenberger's death was due to complications. He had been in ill health for several years.
The son of Miller and Emma (COLE) WHITTENBERGER, he was born in Huntsville, Alabama, on August 4, 1880. He moved to Akron with his parents when a small child and the remainder of his life was spent in the Akron and Peru communities. His wife, the former Rosella WEIRICK, preceded him in death in October, 1934.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Marie GRAHAM of Augusta, Ga., and nieces and nephews.

David Ascencio
David ASCENCIO, 10, route 3, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday in the Porter Memorial hospital, Valparaiso, from injuries received in a car-truck accident Saturday morning near Wanatah that also took the life of his father, Frank [ASCENCIO].
Mrs. Ceilia ASCENCIO, 40, and a daughter, Nancy [ASCENCIO], 5, previously reported in critical condition at the hospital, were somewhat improved today. Both were believed to be suffering from fractured skulls, internal injuries and lacerations.
Another son, Frank Donald [ASCENCIO], 18, driver of the Ascencio car, was reported suffering from severe shock. Ramon [ASCENCIO], 15, a third son, was in Rochester when the accident occurred.
State Trooper Burt REED said the crash happened one mile east of Wanatah on U.S. road 30. Reed said he believed the youthful driver, an air corps private, fell asleep, allowing the car to veer into the left hand lane and collided with a large truck and trailer deiven by William Joseph REAGAN, 25, Marion.
Reagan, who was traveling east at the time, was uninjured, Reed said.
Witnesses to the crash said the car was completely destroyed by the impact and serious damage resulted to the front of the truck.
The Ascencio family was enroute to Chicago to visit the wife's sister and to take the children to Lincoln Park zoo.
Both bodies were taken to the Foster funeral home here.
Double funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8 a.m. (DST) at the St. Joseph Catholic church, of which they were members. Father Charles SCHOLL will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
Frank was born in Mexico, Oct. 5, 1905, the son of Frank and Anita ASCENCIO, and David, who was a student at Columbia school here, was born in Chicago, Feb. 29, 1939.
The family moved to Rochester from Chicago three years ago. Last week, Mr. Ascencio announced that he had opened a service station and tourist cabins about one-half mile north of Rochester.
Surviving Mr. Ascencio are his wife, a daughter, Nancy [ASCENCIO], and a son, Donald Frank [ASCENCIO], all in the Valparaiso hospital, and a sister, Nanetta, in Mexico.

Harley Dawson
Funeral services for Harley DAWSON, 64, who passed away Saturday at his home in Argos, will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. (DST) at the Argos Christian church. The Rev. Elmer JONES, Lafayette, will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Maj. Clifford DAWSON, a son, will arrive from Germany today to attend final rites.

Ida M. Bradley
Mrs. Ida M. BRADLEY, 91, mother of A. C. BRADLEY of this city, passed away Saturday afternoon at her home in Blue Mound, Kans., following a two-day illness from pneumonia. Funeral services were held at Blue Mound this afternoon. Mr. Bradley attended the services.
Surviving are three other sons, Don BRADLEY, of Denver, Colo.; A. J. and A. F. BRADLEY, of Blue Mound, Kans.; a daughter, Mrs. V. L. DURAND, of Hosington, Kans., twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, John C. BRADLEY, preceded in death in 1932. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley were well known in Rochester and Lake Manitou residents as for two summers they resided at their son's home on the east shore of the Lake.

Barbara Ellen Alberts
Mrs. Barbara Ellen ALBERTS, 74, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at her home in the Prairie Grove community. She had been ill several months.
Born Dec. 13, 1874, in Pulaski county, she had lived most of her life in Fulton county. She was a member of the Baptist church, and was married to Erwin ALBERTS in January, 1943.
Survivors include the husband; two children by a former marriage, Leon DIXON, Mobile, Alabama and Hattie WHITE, Grandledge, Michigan; three brothers, James THOMAS, Lapaz, William THOMAS, Delong, and David THOMAS, Elkhart.
Four sisters, Anna McINTYRE, Garrett, Elizabeth SAVAGE, Charlotte, Michigan, Mary LARMER, Salem, Oregon, and Mrs. Ida KOENIG, Portland, Oregon; a half-brother in Salem, Oregon; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) at the Harrison Funeral home, Kewanna and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery, also in Kewanna.

Mrs. C. F. Easterday
Mrs. Orbra TAYLOR has gone to Vandalia, Ill, where she was called on account of the death of a relative, Mrs. C. F. EASTERDAY. Mr. Easterday was a member of the Illinois state legislature for many years. The Easterdays have many friends in this city where they visited on several occasions.

Mary Dilts
Mrs. Mary DILTS, Monterey, passed away Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Floral WHITE, Detroit. She had been ill for a year.
Born in Knox county, she lived in Monterey until six months ago when she moved to the home of her daughter. She was married three times, first to Alfred HILL, then to Thomas HILL and third to James DILTS. Survivors include the daughter in Detroit and five step-children.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. (DST) Wednesday at the Monterey Methodist church, with the Rev. Stanley HALL officiating. Burial will be in the North Bend cemetery.
The body will be taken to the Foster funeral home here Wednesday morning where it will remain until Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday, May 10, 1949

Mary E. Bolen
Mrs. Mary E. [WILLIAMS] YARLING BOLEN, 90, passed away at 2 a.m. Tuesday at Kelly hospital, Argos. She had been in confinement there since April 30 when she fell and broke her hip.
Born Feb. 10, 1859, in Madison county, she resided in Warsaw until 1919 when she moved to her present rrsidence, three miles east of Argos.
Her first marriage was to Henry YARLING, Feb. 8, 1877. He passed away in 1922. Later she was married to James BOLIN, who also preceded her in death.
She was the daughter of Leroy and Harriett WILLIAMS and a member of the Christian church at New Lancaster. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. John HARTLEY, Noblesville, Mrs. Lois QUEEN, Kansas City, Mrs. Jessie WARNER, Elwood; one brother, Cash WILLIAMS, Kankakee, Illinois; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 (DST) Thursday morning at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Kenneth LONG, of the Walnut Church of Brethren, will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetry there.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Morton Ford
Morton FORD, 85, died at his farm home near Overstreet's Resort on Lake Manitou at 7:30 p.m. Monday. He had been ill since Christmas.
Born Sept. 4, 1863, in Clinton county, he moved to Fulton county 46 years ago and was a resident here since that time.
In 1892 he was married in Rochester to Mittie CRIPE. A retired farmer, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen FORD.
Survivors include his wife; eight children, Charles and King [FORD], at home; Dean [FORD], Kokomo; Ernest [FORD] and Mrs. Herman WAGONER, Rochester; Mrs. Raymond BRYANT, Battle Creek, Michigan; Mrs. William STEPHENSON, Peru; Mrs. Joe SEE, Denver, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. Ella GOFF and Mrs. Eda HUFFER, Forrest, Indiana; a daughter, Mrs. Fred MILLER, died at the age of 23.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, May 11, 1949

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Thursday, May 12, 1949

Elmer Grant MITCHELL, 80, one of the oldest Berkshire breeders in Indiana, passed away at the old Don PYLE farm, two miles west of Rochester, at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
He had suffered a heart attack shortly before his death on the E. L. MITCHELL farm on Road 14, four miles west of here, while working in a well pit.
A farmer, he had exhibited cattle and hogs for 60 years, throughout the nation, including the Internation Stock Show in Chicago.
He was born Oct. 30, 1868, near Shelbyville, Indiana, and came to Fulton county four years ago from Windfall to live with his son, E. L. Mitchell. He was married to Rena THRAWL Dec. 24, 1888, there, and was a member of the Windfall Christian church. His parents were D. A. and Elizabeth PHILLIP MITCHELL.
Survivors include his wife, at home; a son, E. L. MITCHELL, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Sam BROWER, Akron; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. A brother, Jesse [MITCHELL], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. (DST) Saturday at the Rochester Christian church. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, May 13, 1949

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Saturday, May 14, 1949

Grace M. Sanders
Mrs. Grace M. SANDERS, 63, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Friday at her home, eight miles southeast of Rochester. She had been ill one year.
Born May 9, 1886, she was the daughter of Cornelius and [Loretta PENCE LOWE] and a member of the Rochester Methodist church and the Green Oak Community club.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas D. SANDERS; four daughters, Nina KETNER, Greentown, Irene EWER, Columbus, Helen GORDON, Rochester, Betty RENTSCHLER, Fulton; two sisters, Amy BLACKBURN, Golden, Colorado, and Ethel WILSON, Denver, Colorado; one brother, Charles LOWE, Logansport; and eight grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. (DST) at the Fulton Baptist church, with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, assisted by the Rev. Robert PRINZING, officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery, Rochester.

Monday, May 16, 1949

Thomas Allen Hopper
Thomas Allen HOPPER, four-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Garl HOPPER and 1949 "Stork Derby" winner, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Monday.
The child, the first baby born in Rochester in 1949, was seriously ill the past five days. He was born at 2:15 a.m. Janary 1.
Survivors include his parents, Garl and Edna Mae (CHAPIN) HOPPER; a sister, Janet Sue [HOPPER]; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred HOPPER, paternal grandparents; and Mr. and Mrs. Glen CHAPIN, maternal grandparents. All reside in Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will be taken home at 10 a.m. Tuesday and returned to the funeral home Wednesday afternoon.

Cloyd Hoffard Rinard
A Hartford City hitch-hiker was killed instantly Saturday morning on state road 18, near Fiat, when struck by a car driven by Mrs. Marianne TEAGARDEN, Rochester.
The hitch-hiker, Cloyd Hoffard RINARD, 34, was walking in the middle of the road according to Mrs. Teagarden and a companion, Mrs. Sam STEPHEN, also of Rochester. Mrs. Teagarden said she blew her horn before trying to pass, but the man stepped directly in front of the car.
Also in the Teagarden car was Sammy Kaye STEPHEN, 13-month-old son of Mrs. Stephen. None of the three passengers were injured.
Damage to he car was estimated at $100. Mrs. Teagarden was not held.

Norma Kreighbam
Sadness pervaded the Beaver Dam community Sunday afternoon when word was received of the death of Norma KREIGHBAUM, a junior in the Beaver Dam school, who was on a trip to New York with members of the junior and senior classes.
The classes, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Fred HANEY, together with the classes from Atwood high school, left by bus from Richmond Saturday morning, on a nine-day trip through the East and in New York City.
Norma, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed KREIGBAUM of near Beaver Dam, became ill near Pittsburgh, Penn., and was removed to a hospital there. Mrs. Haney, a graduate nurse, stayed with her and the rest of the party went on to New York. She had been ill with the mumps shortly before the trip and she also suffered from a heart ailment. She died Sunday afternoon in the Pittsurgh hospital.
Her parents had left on a vacation trip through Michigan and couldn't be contacted immediately. However, they returned to Mentone around 7 o'clock Sunday evening, where they were apprised of their daughter's death.
Mrs. Haney contacted her husband when the group reached Washington, D.C. early Sunday and he returned to Pittsburgh to assist his wife. The Haneys and body are due to arrive in Warsaw tonight and the body will be removed to the Johns Funeral Home, Mentone.
Norma is survived by her parents and a brother, Larry [KREIGHBAUM], a sophomore of the Beaver Dam high school. A Pittsburgh physician pronounced her death due to a severe congestion of her lungs.
Funeral services are to be held Wednesday 2 p.m. (DST) at the Beaver Dam Church. The body will be at the Kreighbaum home from Tuesday morning until the hour of the services.

Carolyn Lucille Rush
Carolyn Lucille RUSH, daughter of Donald and Dorothy MUSSELMAN RUSH, died at birth Sunday morning in Woodlawn hospital.
A prayer service was conducted at 1 a.m. Monday in the Foster funeral home by the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD. Burial was made in the IOOF cemetery.

Alice Redding
Mrs. Alice REDDING, 89, died at 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of her son, Cecil [REDDING], five miles southwest of Argos. She had been in ill health for the past three years.
Mrs. Redding was born October 4, 1859 in Ohio. Her parents were Joseph and Margaret DARR. Survivors are three sons, E. K. REDDING of Huntington; M. R. REDDING, Orlando, Calif., and Cecil REDDING of near Argos.
The body was removed from the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, to the McGuffey funeral home at Markle where services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 17, 1949

James Martin Burns
James Martin BURNS, 81, former resident of Rochester, died Monday 11:30 p.m. at Detroit, Mich. He had been seriously ill for the past three months.
Mr. Burns spent most of his life in Rochester and served three terms as Fulton county surveyor. He was always interested in the affairs of the Democratic party and was an active member of the Rochester IOOF lodge.
He was born March 24, 1868 in Henry township, his county. His wife preceded him in death a number of years ago. For the past two or three years he had made his home with his children in Detroit and South Bend.
Survivors are two sons, Oral F. BURNS, of South Bend; Paul BURNS, of Rochester; five daughters, Mrs. Burdette Van DIEN, of South Bend; Mrs. Fred LANCE, Mrs. Lewis SLOAN, Mrs. Carl PLATTE and Mrs. Don BUNN, all of Detroit. Ralph BURNS and an infant daughter preceded their father in death.
The body will be returned to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home this evening. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Wednesday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Pearl Shoemaker
Mrs. Pearl SHOEMAKER, 74, wife of Luke M. SHOEMAKER, Kewanna postmaster, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. (DST) at the Methodist church and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body was taken to the Harrison fneral home. Other details are pending.

Wednesday, May 18, 1949

Howard Hartman
Howard HARTMAN, 77, passed away at 2:10 p.m. this afternoon. He had lived in the Rochester area his entire life.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Pearl Shoemaker
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl SHOEMAKER, 74, who passed away Tuesday in the Mt. Mercy Sanitarium in Dyer, will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Thursday at the Kewanna Methodist church.
The Rev. Earl HEIMBERGER, Lafayette, and the Rev. W. C. EVERS, Kewanna, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester cemetery.
Born in Cass county August 8, 1874 in the Spring Creek community, she had been ill one year. She was a resident of Kewanna and the wife of Luther M. SHOEMAKER, postmaster there. Her parents were George and Amy DuBOIS.
A member of the Kewanna Methodist church and the O. E. S., she also belonged to the Rochester D. A. R.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Dr. Albert SHOEMAKER, Mishawaka and Ralph SHOEMAKER, Lafayette; three brothers, Don DuBOIS, Roann; Rex [DuBOIS], Logansport, and Fred [DuBOIS], Oakland, Calif; and four grandchildren.
The body will be taken from the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, to the residence in Kewanna Wednesday afternoon where friends may call. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. to lie in state an hour before services.

Howard Fenstermaker
Funeral services for Howard FENSTRMAKER, 55, born near Rochester, will be held at Hamlet Thursday at 1 p.m.
Fenstrmaker died Monday evening from injuries received in an automobile acident Jne 11. e was ncvonscious for the entire period.
Survivors include his parents, William L. and Janie FENSTRMAKER; an aunt, Sarah L. BLUE; and several cousins and relatives. All are from Rochester.

James Martin Burns
Funeral services for James Martin BURNS, who died at Detroit Monday night will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. DST at the Christian church, this city. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, pasor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The Rochester IOOF lodge members will hold the rites for Mr. Burns at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 9 p.m. DST tonight.
The body will remain at the funeral home up until the hour of the services, Thursday.

Flora A. Stoddard
Rochester friends today received word of the death of Flora Abbott STODDARD, 75, which occurred at her home in New York City, Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at the Forest Hill Chapel, Boston, Mass., Thursday 11 a.m.
Miss Stoddard, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William STODDARD, left Rochester around 1900. Her parents were founders of the old Rochester Shoe Factory. Her uncle, James STODDARD, of this city, died here a nmber of years ago. At the time of her death she was president of the Flora Abbott Interior Decorating Co., of New York.

Thursday, May 19, 1949

P. A. Anderson
Relatives here have received word of the death of P. A. "Gust" ANDERSON, of Three Rivers, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Three Rivers. Mr. Anderdson was a former resident of Rochester.

James Howard Hartman
Funeral services for James Howard HARTMAN, 77, who passed away Wednesday afternoon in Woodlawn hospital, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. (DST) in the Church of God, Akron.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery, also in Akron.
Hartman, who lived in Fulton county his entire life, was a member of the Akron Methodist church. Born here May 8, 1872, he was the son of James and Ellen CALLENTINE HARTMAN. He was married to Ella SHRIVER on Sept. 9, 1893.
Survivors include four sons, Roy [HARTMAN], Macy, Willis [HARTMAN], Plymouth, Robert [HARTMAN], Peru, William [HARTMAN], South Bend; three daughters, Mrs. Earl CARPENTER, Niles, Mich., Mrs. Lottie PERDUE, Plmouth, Mrs. Russell HARTMAN, Culver; a sister, Mrs. Cora CARPENTER, Niles, Mich.; a brother, L. D. HARTMAN, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.
His wife and two children preceded him in death.
The body will be moved from the Foster funeral home, Rochester, to the home of the son, Roy, in Macy, this afternoon.

Friday, May 20, 1949

Pauline Florance Jackson
Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Florance JACKSON, 43, who died Thursday afternoon at her home, 502 Clayton, will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Methodist church.
The Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens' cemetery.
Mrs. Jackson, ill for three weeks, was born here June 23, 1905, the daughter of Howard and Millie COOK, and lived in the city her entire life. She was married to Otis JACKSON Feb. 28, 1935.
Survivors include the husband; four children, Robert E., Carol, Donald, Dicky [JACKSON]; a brother, Robert E. COOK. All are from Rochester.
The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home to the residence this evening where friends may call.

Michael W. Sheridan
Michael W. SHERIDAN, 47, died suddenly at 3 p.m. Thursday in a downtown Kewanna business store. He had been in failing health the past two years.
Born June 15, 1901, north of Kewanna, he was the son of Daniel and Cora (SCHIRM) [SHERIDAN]. A farmer he was married to Lorena STARR May 26, 1935, and was a member of he IOOF there.
Survivors include his wife, one son, Billy [SHERIDAN]; his father, Daniel SHERIDAN; and a sister, Mrs. Mary MILLER. All are from Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. (DST) at the Harrison Funeral home there. The Rev. Henry BULGER will officiate and burial will be in the [Kewanna] IOOF cemetery.
The body will be returned to the Sheridan residence, one mile north of Kewanna, on road 17, this afternoon and taken back to the funeral home at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Saturday, May 21, 1949

Mrs. O. M. Bradway
Funeral services for Mrs. O. M. BRADWAY, formerly of Macy, will be held at 2:30 p.m. (DST) this afternoon in the Congregational Christian church, Straughn, and burial will be in Lewisville.
Mrs. Bradway passed away Wednesday evning at the Ball Memorial hospital, Muncie. Survivors include the husband; six children, Monte [BRADWAY], Richmond; Mrs. Florien WILEY, Chicago; William [BRADWAY], Columbus City [sic]; Mrs. Dorothea N. ALEXANDER, Tuscola, Ill., Robert [BRADWAY], Kokomo; and Norman [BRADWAY], Muncie; and a twin sister, Mrs. Dora HOSSMAN, Straughn.

Monday, May 23, 1949 to Tuesday, May 24, 1949

[no obits]

Wednesday, May 25, 1949

Clifford Guy Sausaman
Clifford Guy SAUSAMAN, 59, 617 Indiana avenue, died suddenly at the Armour creamery. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Sausaman was employed as a fireman at the plant for the last two years. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the American Legion and the Eagles Lodge, both of Rochester.
He was born Sept. 17, 1889, in Akron and moved here from Bruce Lake three years ago. His parents were Thomas Jefferson and Florance HOFFMAN SAUSAMAN.
He was first married to Gladys BOWMAN, Akron, and later to Bessie DeLAND.
Survivor include his wife; two sons, Jack [SAUSAMAN], Akron; and Thomas [SAUSAMAN], with the U. S. Army in Austria; a daughter, Mrs. Katheryn SPARKS, Idaville; a stepson, Darwin DeLAND, Rochester.
A brother, Earl [SAUSAMAN], Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Clifford BRADWAY and Mrs. Virgil HIRE, both of Rochester and Mrs. Ben HERENDEEN, Akron; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, Akron, will officiate, assisted by the Leroy Shelton American Legion post, and burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Edward "Ed" Squires
Edward "Ed" SQUIRES, 64, lifelong resident of Rochester dropped dead at 10:30 a.m. today while at work at the city waterworks station, on East Eighth street. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Previously Mr. Squires had been enjoying his usual good health.
He is the third city employee to have died of a heart seizure within the past six or seven months. Claude ROUCH, retired fire chief of the city of Rochester, died last fall in Florida and Fire Chief Art SMITH suffered a fatal attack only a few weeks ago. Mr. Squires had been employed by the city of Rochester for approximately eight years and had many friends throughout this community.
Miles Edward SQUIRES was born in Rochester on February 23, 1885. His parents were Austin and Mary (MILES) SQUIRES.
Surviving are his wife, Grace [SQUIRES], 1228 South Franklin St., this city; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth BRYANT, of South Bend and a niece Mrs. Leslie GELBAUGH, of this city. A son, Ralph Edward SQUIRES and s step-daughter, Mrs. Margaret BIGGS, preceded him in death.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, May 26, 1949

Rev. Silas M. Hill
The Rev. Silas M. HILL, 78, former pastor at the Twelve Mile church, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Thursday morning at his home in Mentone.
He had been in poor health more than a year and seriously ill for seven weeks.
Born in Kosciusko county April 3, 1871, he was the son of John M. and Lois (CARR) HILL. He was converted when he was 18 years old and received his license in the EUB church in 1896. He retired at Twelve Mile in 1941 after serving 44 years, and moved to Mentone.
He was first married to Cora KAUFFMAN August 6, 1892. She passed away in September, 1909. On September 6, 1910, he was married to Gertrude JOHNSON.
Survivors include the wife; one son, Ellis [HILL], Larwill; four daughters, Chloe WHITMAN, Chicago, Mildred KRIDER, Columbia City, Lois LEMLER and Marjorie KNECHT, Mentone; twenty-one grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Center United Brethren church, one and a half miles north of Silver Lake, Saturday, May 28, at 2:30 p.m. (DST).
The Rev. John JONES, Syracuse, will officiate and burial will be in the Center cemetery. The body will remain at the Reed funeral home, Mentone, until 10 a.m Friday, when it will be taken to the residence.

Miles Edward Squires
Funeral services for Miles Edward SQUIRES, who died suddenly Wednesday, while working at the city water works, will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 10:30 a.m. (DST) Friday.
The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here. Squires was the third City employee to die in the past six months.

John A. Oliver
John A. OLIVER, 21, Logansport, brother of Mrs. Helen HIZER, Grass Creek, was found dead at 6 p.m. Wednesday in his home. Death was attributed to suffocation.
The youth was discovered by his wife laying face down across the bed. The couple was married three weeks ago.
The body is at the Chase-Miller chapel in Logansport. Funeral services are pending.

Friday, May 27, 1949 to Saturday, May 28, 1949

[no obits]

Monday, May 30, 1949

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, May 31, 1949

[no obits]

Wednesday, June 1, 1949

Susie A. Burroughs
Mrs. Susie A. BURROUGHS, 77, a resident of the Argos community for more than 40 years, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home, 113 Water street, Plymouth.
Born Feb. 27, 1872, near Middlebury, she was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth MARKLEY. She was married to David BURROUGHS Jan. 1, 1892, in southern Illinois and was a member of the Church of the Brethren for more than 50 years.
She and her husband had moved to Plymouth nine years ago after retiring from their farm, six miles southeast of Argos.
Survivors include the husband; five sons, Ora and Elgie [BURROUGHS], Plymouth, Ray and Ralph [BURROUGHS], Argos, and Otto [BURROUGHS], Rural route, Plymouth; one sister, Mrs. Ada CHRISTIAN, Plymouth; two brothers, Chauncey MARKLEY, Argos, and Harvey MARKLEY, Plymouth; sixteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The body will be removed to the Grossman funeral home, Argos, Thursday morning where friends may call until time of services.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. (DST) Saturday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren, southeast of Argos.
The Rev. T. G. WEAVER, North Manchester, assisted by the Rev. Cecil REED, will officiate and burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Herman A. Daake
Memorial monument designed by the late Herman A. DAAKE in 1945, was erected by his brother, Paul DAAKE, of this city a few weeks ago in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, here. H. A. Daake, who was Safety Supervisor for the Erie Railroad, died in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 8, 1948 while he was enroute on a series of safety lectures. His safety plaques and other drawings in the promotion of safety for children are in use in practically every school in the U.S. The monument is situated in the northern part of the cemetery facing the Erie Railroad tracks and in plain view of Erie trainmen all of whom were close friends of Mr. Daake. [* * * * Photo of Memorial * * * *]

John P. Swihart
Funeral services for John P. SWIHART, 77, retired farmer, residing five miles southeast of Argos, who died late Tuesday will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. (DST) at the Walnut Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Kennedy LONG will officiate and burial will be in the Walnut cemetery. The body was removed from the Umbaugh funeral home to the residence where friends may call.
Mr. Swihart was born Sept. 10, 1871 in Putnam county, Ohio. His parents were Daniel and Mary Ann [HALABAUGH] SWIHART. He had resided 57 years in the vicinity of Argos and 52 years in his prsent farm home. On April 8, 1894 he was married to Emma ROHRER, who preceded in death three years ago. Mr. Swihart was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Survivors are a son, Clifford SWIHART, Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel SMITH, Pierceton, Ind., Mrs. Mary AULT, Argos; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Letha DANIELS, Claypool; three brothers, Walter and Ford [SWIHART], Argos, and Nathan [SWIHART], of North Liberty, Ind. A son, Charles [SWIHART], also preceded him in death.

Thursday, June 2, 1949

[no obits]

Friday, June 3, 1949

Pvt. Roland Ralph Meyer
The body of Pvt. Roland Ralph MEYER, killed in action in Belgium on Jan. 15, 1945, will arrive here at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday and will be taken to the Foster funeral home.
Meyer, who served with the 30th division of the 120th Infantry, was reported missing just three weeks after he arrived overseas.
He was born Jan. 25, 1921, in Fulton and spent his life there until he entered the army on June 29, 1944. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ollie BREEN, 719 E. 9th. St. His father, Tom MEYER, passed away 21 years ago and his stepfather died three yers ago. Two brothers, Howard and Dean [MEYER], both of Rochester, also survive.
The body will be taken to Mrs. Breen's residence at noon Wednesday and funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of God. The American Legion and the VFW will have charge of arrangements and burial will be in Fulton. The minister will be the Rev. L. E. POWELL.

Annabelle Kohl
Mrs. Annabelle KOHL, 28, Mishawaka, sister of Bob, James, Clifford and Bill RICHARDSON, Rochester, passed away at 10:20 a.m. this morning in an Elkhart hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident May 15.
Her two-year-old daughter, Connie Sue [KOHL], was killed in the accident.
Besides her brothers, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Talfred RICHARDSON, also of Rochester, her hsband, Morris [KOHL], and a daughter, Judith Ann [KOHL], 4, Mishawaka.
The accident occurred when the jeep station wagon, driven by Mr. Kohl got out of control and crashed into a large tree near Elkhart. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Jerry Wayne Leedy
Jerry Wayne LEEDY, 17, Deedsville, drowned about 8:15 o'clock Thursday in Nyona Lake, despite a three-hour battle waged by police and firemen to save his life.
Jerry, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LEEDY, was swimming on a floating raft with Harold SNYDER, 17, Peru, when he went down, apparently suffering from cramps.
Snyder, who was ahead, was unable to answer a call for help in time, and yelled to five other teen-age boys on the shore, including Jerry's brother, Wesley, 16. The youths rowed a boat to the scene, but were unable to find any trace of the boy.
Mrs. Martha Jane FOREMAN, Nyona Lake, and several other persons, dove into the water in an attempt to save the youth. The body was removed about a half an hour after he went under by William HAMMOND, Akron.
The Peru fire department and Fulton county police also assisted in the rescue attempts.
Howard Howard, Nyona Lake resuscitator salesman, Fulton County officials and the Peru fire department supervised first aid attempts for several hours, but in vain. At 11:30 p.m. the youth was pronounced dead by County Coroner Dean STINSON.
Other boys in the swimming party were Charles FOUTS, 16, Denver, Don HECKATHORNE, 17, Peru, Jim SNYDER, 14, Denver. All reported that Jerry was not a good swimmer.
Called to the scene of the accident were State Trooper Estel BEMENDERFER, Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, Deputy Sheriff Deverl HOLLOWAY and Dr. Dale BERKEBILE.
Jerry was a recent graduate of Deedsville high school.
Survivors include his father, Joseph; his mother, the former Ellen CUNNINGHAM; a brother, Roger [LEEDY], Peru; and the following brothers and sisters at home, Wesley, Sharon Sue, Eliza Jane, Rose Ellen, Sara Lou, Steven, Alan, and Thomas [LEEDY].
Paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David LEEDY, Deedsville, and Lawrence CUNNINGHAM, Macy, rural route, maternal grandfather.
Jerry was born August 4, 1931, in Union township, Miami county, and was a member of the Deedsville United Brethren church.
The body was taken to the McCain funeral home in Denver, where friends may call after 7 p.m. tonight.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Deedsville United Brethren church. The Rev. David LIVENGOOD, of South Bend, will officiate, and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Matilda Alspach
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Christian church for Mrs. Matilda ALSPACH, a former Macy resident who died at the home of her granddaughter in Peru.
Burial was in Plainview cemetery.
Pallbearers were Wesley WELLER, Verl FOOR, George WASHINGTON, Charles T. SMITH, Harry OWENS and Lesley SOWERS.
Flower girls were Mattie FOOR, Orpha SOUTHERTON, Dollie WELLER, Daisy ENGLISH, Nellie MUSSELMAN and Edna PALMER.

Saturday, June 4, 1949

Annabelle Kohl
Funeral services for Mrs. Annabelle (RICHARDSON) KOHL, who passed away Friday in an Elkhart hospital from accident injuries, will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Monday at the Maple Grove Meninite church, Topeka, Ind. Burial will also be at Topeka.
Mrs. Kohl was injured May 15 when the station wagon in which she was riding got out of control and crashed into a tree near Elkhart.

Monday, June 6, 1949

S/Sgt Edward A. Troutman
Funeral services for S/Sgt. Edward A. TROUTMAN, reported missing in action May 29, 1944, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.
The body will arrive Tuesday and will be taken to the funeral home. Then it will be taken to the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles TROUTMAN, Kewanna, before being returned to the funeral home for services.
The Rev. Henry BULGER will officiate, assisted by the American Legion, and burial will be in Shaffer cemetery.
Sgt. Troutman was born on June 27, 1914, in Gary, where he was graduated from Horace Mann high school. He was employed at the Tuland Steel company before enlisting April 18, 1942.
Serving as an air crew member on a B-24 bomber, Troutman took off on a mission to Germany on May 29, 1944, and never returned. It was finally learned that his body was interred at Gultz, Germany, and later in a U.S. cemetery in Belgium.
He was 29 at the time of his death and had received a presidential citation, purple heart, and air medal, with oak leaf clusters.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Sam [TROUTMAN], Gary, and Fred [TROUTMAN], Valparaiso; three sister, Opal [TROUTMAN], at home; Mrs. Berdene BLOCK, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Ethel FLOYD, Gary.

Martha Catherine Ginther
Mrs. Martha Catherine GINTHER, a pioneer resident of Rochester, died 2:20 a.m. Sunday at the McFarland nursing home, where she had been a patient since last November. She had been in ill health for the past three years and suffered a severe stroke on May 22. Mrs. Ginther had been a resident of this city throughout her entire life and during World War I she was quite active in Red Cross work.
Martha Catherine, eldest child of the late Valentine and Martha (NEWHART) ZIMMERMAN, was born Aug. 12, 1868 in Rochester. She was educated in the German Lutheran school and was a graduate of the St. Mary's Academy. On May 18, 1888 she was married to David D. GINTHER, who for many years resided in her present home, 124 West 9th street.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Minnie HOOD of Rochester; a brother, Val ZIMMERMAN, of this city and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother Leo and a sister Ida preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m.(DST) at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Dale BRUBAKER of the Rochester Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

John F. Bucks
Funeral services for John F. BUCKS, 56, brother of Joe BUCKS, Kewanna, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center.
Bucks passed away Saturday night at the Memorial hospital, Logansport, where he had been a patient for two weeks. He had been ill for two years.
A resident of the Royal Center area, he was the son of John F. and Melinda FARMER BUCKS, and was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors include his wife, the former Opal STILLWELL; six children, Ethel, Dorothey, Lois and Dale [BUCKS], Royal Center, Mabel [BUCKS], California, and Martha [BUCKS], at home; five brothers, Joe [BUCKS], Kewanna; Ray [BUCKS], Young America, Frank and Ernest [BUCKS], Chicago, Claude [BUCKS], California; and ten grandchildren.
The Rev. Ralph McCORMICK will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Star City.

Dr. Elmer Ekblaw
Dr. Elmer EKBLAW, Grasskin, Mass., brother of Edward EKBLAW, route 1, passed away Sunday, according to word received here.
Funeral services will be held in Massachusetts Tuesday afternoon and the body will be taken to Urbana, Illinois, at the Leonard Brothers funeral home.
Last rites will be held at he First Lutheran church at Paxton, Ill., and burial will be in the Gwinn cemetery there.
Dr. Ekblaw was a professor at Clark University at Worcester, Mass., and often visited Rochester. Survivors include two sons, the wife, a daughter, and three brothers.

Tuesday, June 6, 1949

Sarah Cox
Mrs. Sarah COX, 93, passed away in the Haven Hubbard Home in New Carlisle, Sunday evening. Death was attributed to complications. She lived most of her life in Plymouth.
The deceased was a member of the Presbterian church in Plymouth.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Van DIEN, of Plymouth and formerly of Rochester, Mrs. Bessie HOHAM of Plymouth, and Mrs. Ray SCOTT of El Paso, Texas; three sons, Orville [COX] of South Bend, Glenn [COX] of Michigan City, and Edgar [COX] of Plymouth. She was also the grandmother of Albertus Van DIEN of Rochester. One son and one daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 8, in the Danielson Funeral Home in Plymouth.

Wednesday, June 8, 1949

[no obits]

Thursday, June 9, 1949

Philip Krathwohl
Funeral services for Philip KRATHWOHL, broher of John KRATHWOHL, Fulton, and second cousin of Robert KRATHWOHL, Rochester, were held today at 2 p.m. in South Bend.
The deceased, a farmer and native of Fulton county, passed away Tuesday following a lengthy illness. Burial was made in the Fairview cemetery, Mishawaka.

Friday, June 10, 1949

James Thomas O'Donnell
James Thomas O'DONNELL, 82, passed away at 4:50 a.m. Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter GERALD, 1024 Madison. He had been ill several years.
Born April 23, 1867, in Morgan county, he moved to Rochester two months ago. He was married May 17, 1890, to Lola Belle LYNN. A farmer, his parents were James and Hannah (HAMILTON) O'DONNELL. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors include his wife, the daughter and grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harvey funeral home, Mooresville, and the Rev. DOWNEY will officiate. The body was taken to the Foster funeral home here before removal to the Mooresville funeral home.

John Marshall Smith
Funeral services for John Marshall SMITH, who died at his home, 130 E. 14th street, Thursday night, will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Trinity E. U. B. church.
The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Amboy, Ind. The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until 1 p.m. Sunday, then [be] taken to the church to lie in state one hour before services.
Smith, who was 73 years old, came here from Pulaski county three years ago and was widely known in the real estate business. He was a member of the E. U. B. chuch.
The son of Sylvanis and Elizabeth SMITH, he was born in Madison July 21, 1876. Survivors include his wife, Minnie [SMITH]; a son, Victor [SMITH]; a daughter, Genevieve KUGLER; and a granddaugher, Carol SMITH, all of Rochester. A brother, Henry [SMITH], lives in Lafayette. A daughter, Pauline [SMITH], preceded him in death.

Mrs. Harley Paulin
Mrs. Ada BOWMAN has received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Harley PAULIN, of Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Ballard funeral home there.

Polly Moore
Funeral services for Mrs. Polly MOORE, former Kewanna resident, who passed away Wednesday at South Bend, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Hill E. U. B. church at Bruce Lake.
The Rev. Henry BULGER, Kewanna, will officiate and burial will be in Greenland cemetery by the church. The body is at Harrison's funeral home where friends may call.
Mrs. Moore, who was 77 years old had been ill four months. She was married Jan. 21, 1892, to Charles O. MOORE, who preceded her in death in 1908.
Survivors include three sons, Earl, Lloyd, and Charles [MOORE], all of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. B. E. DILLIE, Argos, Mrs. F. D. HENDRICKSON, Ft. Wayne; fourteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Maude STUBBS, Kewanna; and a half-brother, Leroy GARMAN, Mishawaka.

Saturday, June 11, 1949

[no obits]

Monday, June 13, 1949

Edward WAGONER, 409 S. Liberty St., Plymouth, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Saturday at his home. He was the victim of a heart attack.
Born October 15, 1911 in Rochester, the deceased was married to Christine HUFFER August 8, 1942. He was employed as a dispatcher for the Clemans Truck Line in South Bend at the time of his death.
Surviving him are his wife, two children, Dennis and Barbara [WAGONER] at home; his mother, Mrs. William WAGONER; three brothers, William and Herman of Rochester and Frank [WAGONER] of South Bend. His father, two brothers, and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday aftrnoon at 2 p.m. in the Rochester Christian Church with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD reading the service. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.

Hollas H. Heeter
Hollas H. HEETER, a former Akron resident, died of complications in St. Catherine's Hospital in East Hammond, Sunday morning at 4:10 p.m. He had been ill for four weeks. He was 67.
Born in Akron on April 6, 1882, Hollas Heeter was the son of Warren and Mary HEETER. He was married to Emma G. RICHTER in Rochester, October 17, 1906. A farmer and a member of the Church of God in Akron. He had resided in East Hammond for the last five years.
Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Phillip KREIG, of Athens, and Mrs. Harold UTTER of Lansing, Illinois; three [sic] sisters, Mrs. Clarence ADAMSON of Plymouth, Michigan; one brother, Darwin [HEETER] of Akron; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 in the E. U. B. Church of Athens. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be assisted by the Rev. Mrs. S. A. RISLEY. Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery. The body will remain in the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron until the time of the services.

Harvey Braman
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Harvey BRAMAN, a former Rochester resident in Niles, Michigan 4 a.m. Monday morning. The deceased was a victim of heart ailment.

Elgie L. Crabbs
Elgie L. CRABBS, 68, of 2401 Miner Street, died at 12:50 a.m. Sunday at his home in Logansport. Surviving are his wife, Julia [CRABBS]; five sons, Jacob, Carl, Paul, Austin and Wilber CRABBS, Toledo; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen MYERS and Mrs. Jane TAYLOR, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Wilbur, Cleveland, and Clem [CRABBS], Roanoke; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie MOORE, Mrs. Edward DENNIS and Mrs. John NUSDOPHER, Roanoke; eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandcild.
Friends may call at the D. O. McComb Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. Services will be held there at 9 a.m. Wednesday, with burial in the IOOF Cemetery at Rochester at noon. The Eagles Lodge will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 14, 1949

Albert E. Scott
Albert E. SCOTT, an Akron resident since 1902, passed away at the age of 71 years, from complications at 11 p.m. Monday night after a two-year illness.
Born Sept. 25, 1877 in Edon, Ohio, Albert Scott was the son of Robert and Katheryn SCOTT. He married Effie MATTIX on Nov. 20, 1905. His occupation was a druggist and he was a member of both the K. of P. and Masonic lodges.
The survivors are his wife and one son, Richard [SCOTT] of Elkhart, three grandchildren, Andy, Sally and Susan [SCOTT], and several nieces and nephews. He was the last of eleven children.
The funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The services will be performed by the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetry in Akron.

Eugene Pendleton Nafe
Eugene Pendleton NAFE, 86, passed away at his home in Rochester township at 8:45 a.m. today. He had been ill two months.
Born Feb. 27, 1863, in Fulton county, he was the son of James and Sarah NAFE. A farmer, he was married to Susan MILLER July 4, 1888, in Rochester, and was a member of the Second Adventist church.
Survivors include three sons, Don [NAFE], Ypsilanti, Michigan, Cleon [NAFE], an Indianapolis doctor, and James Emerson [NAFE], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Markham WAKEFIELD, Evansville, Mrs. Loar FERGUSON, Lombard; fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Charles [NAFE], Chicago, and Earl [NAFE], Rochester.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home here. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Harry Braman
Funeral services for Harry BRAMAN will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Elger Funeral Home, Niles, Mich.
Mr. Braman was born August 19, 1894 in Woodson county, Ark., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler BRAMAN. He was employed as a R.R. switchman for the Michigan Central R.R. Co. Mr. Braman was a member of the Moose and Eagles Lodges of Niles.
Survivors are a son, Darwin [BRAMAN], of Niles; the father, Schuyler BRAMAN, of this city; three sisters, Mrs. R. L. RISYER, Rochester; Mrs. Walter McINTIRE and Mrs. Arthur MOORE of Huntington and a number of nieces and nephews. A daughter preceded him in death.

Hollis Heeter
The names of two sisters of the deceased Hollis HEETER, whose obituary appeared in Monday's News-Sentinel, were overlooked. The notice mentioned one of the sisters, Mrs. Clarence ADAMSON of Plymouth, Mich., and the other two were Mrs. Elva HUTCHISON and Mrs. Ellis RILEY, both of Akron. The name of one of his surviving daughters was Mrs. Gerald UTTER, of Lansing, Ill, instead of Mrs. Harold UTTER.

Edward Wagoner
The obituary of Edward WAGONER, who died Saturday in Plymouth, which apeared in Monday's News-Sentinel, neglected to mention that he was the son of William D. and Hulda ANDERSON WAGONER. A sister, Anna WAGONER, of Rochester, was not mentioned also.

Mrs. Homer Pierce
Mrs. Homer PIERCE, 62, a former Rochester resident, was injured fatally in a two-car crash at an intersection near Watseka, Ill., last week.
She died in the Watseka hospital early Tursday morning while her husband is suffering from a crushed chest and other injuries. His condition is described as serious.
Mr. and Mrs. Pierce operated a jewelry store in what is now the back of Stewarts Bakery Shop for several years, until they sold out and moved to Milford, Mich.
They were on a business trip to Brazil, Indiana when the two-car crash occurred. The other party involved Mrs. Lena SIMMONS, 88, of Brookfield, Ill., suffered a broken shoulder. Mr. Pierce was driving his auto at the time of the accident.
The funeral services were held in Woodlawn, Ill., the birthplace of the deceased, Saturday afternoon. She was interred in the Body Cemetery at Woodlawn.

Wednesday, June 15, 1949

Eugene P. Nafe
Funeral services for Eugene P. NAFE, who passed away Tuesday morning, will be held at 11 a.m. (DST) Thursday at his residence in Rochester township.
The Rev. Harlen GUISLEY, Elkhart, will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Emma Sult
Mrs. Emma SULT, 81, mother of Mrs. Jesse STEININGER, Rochester, passed away at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Chloe SPIGLE, Tuesday at Battle Creek, Mich.
Mrs. Sult, widow of George SULT, was born and reared in the northwestern part of Fulton county. Other survivors include a brother, Richard FRY, Mishawaka; five sons, Everett, Bert, Guy, Otto, and Russell [SULT], all of Battle Creek; twenty-three grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Battle Creek.

Scott McKinney
Friends received word today that Scott McKINNEY, 40, Indianapolis, had passed away. McKinney was a former Rochester resident.

Thursday, June 16, 1949

[no obits]

Friday, June 17, 1949

Herman J. Becker
Herman J. BECKER, 75, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital. Death was attributed to pneumonia.
Becker, who resided four and a half miles southeast of Argos, was taken to the hospital Thursday. He retired from farmng two years ago. He was well known in the Argos area.
Born Feb. 10, 1874, in Tiffin, O., he moved here while a small boy. On December 25, 1906, he was married to Nora MANGES in Bremen, Ind. His parents were Peter and Anna BECKER.
A member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, he is survived by his wife, Nora [BECKER], at home; two sons, Paul [BECKER], at home, and Frederick [BECKER], Argos, one daughter, Emma [BECKER], a home; one brother, William BECKER, Argos; one grandson, Ronald BECKER; and several nieces and nephews.
The body was removed to the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call until 4 p.m. Saturday at which time it will be taken to the Becker residence where friends may call until time for the funeral.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren, northeast of Argos.
The Rev. Kenneth LONG, church pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Adelene Meredith
Joe EWING today received word of the death of Miss Adelene MEREDITH from his brother Delbert EWING, Orlando, Fla.
Miss Meredith is a sister of Mrs. Delbert EWING and a former resident of Rochester and Mentone. She had been a resident of Orlando for the past few years, where the Ewings now reside. No details of the death and rites were received in the message.

Saturday, June 18, 1949

Dr. Matthew Wilson
Dr. Matthew WILSON, 85, prominent pioneer citizen of Rochester, died 11:10 Friday night in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient since last Saturday. His death was attributed to a heart ailment which followed three strokes of paralysis, the first of which was suffered four years ago.
He had rallied from the strokes and was able to assist Dr. MITCHELL in his laboratory work up until the past two weeks.
He came to Rochester from Hebron, Ind. in 1894 where he had practiced dentistry for nearly 3 years. Dr. Wilson was active in various forms of sports and at one time was regarded as one of the outstanding trap shooters in the mid-west states. Dr. Wilson was also a charter member of the Rochester Country club and played on the local golfing team which was a member of the Northerin Indiana Golfing League a score or so of years ago.
In his profession he was considered as one of the state's foremost dentists and on numerous occasions presented well-prepared papers before conventions of state dental association.
Matthew Wilson was born at Hebron, Ind. on July 21, 1863, the son of John and Caroline (GREGG) WILSON. He started practice in Hebron in 1891 and came to Rochester in 1894 where he opened his office in the Feiser building. He served as a member of the Democratic Central Committee in Fulton county several times and was a member of the Rochester Masonic Order No. 79.
Survivors are a niece, Mrs. Edith VIANT; two nephews, John BRYANT and L. F. BRYANT, all of Hebron, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Hebron Cemetery.

Monday, June 20, 1949

Clarisa M. Butler
Mrs. Clarisa "Clara" M. BUTLER, 67, route 1, Mt. Zion, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Monday. She had been ill 14 months.
Born June 21, 1881, she lived in the Mt. Zion community her entire life. On Sept. 17, 1910, she was married to Barney BUTLER at Athens. Her parents were James F. and Catherine BATTS LARGE.
A housewife, she is survived by the husband; three step-sons, Jess [BUTLER] of Jonesboro and Claude and Ted [BUTLER] of Rochester; two step-daughters, Mrs. Helen HENNING of South Bend and Mrs. Bell WROBLEWAKI, also of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (DST) at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. The Rev. George CRANE will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Dr. M. Wilson
Those from out of town who attended he funeral services of Dr. M. WILSON, held Sunday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home were: Mr. and Mrs. Zim VIANT; Mr. and Mrs. John BRYANT; Leland BRYANT; Miss Nettie BRYANT and Miss Ora BRYANT, all of Hebron, Ind.

Adeline Meredith
Funeral services for Mrs. Adeline MEREDITH, 69, who passed away Friday in Orlando, Fla., will be held at 2:30 p.m. (DST) Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time for the funeral.
Mrs. Meredith was a sister of Mrs. Delbert EWING, and a former resident of Rochester and Mentone.
Born Sept. 8, 1879, at Atwood, she lived here 16 years before moving to Florida. Her husband, Isaac [MEREDITH], preceded her in death in 1940.
A member of the Orlando Methodist church, she is srvived by two sisters, Mrs. Tilbion EWING, Orlando, and Mrs. C. D. BLUE, Macy, and one brother, W. S. BOGGESS, Laketon.

Tuesday, June 21, 1949

Harlan A. Burkhart
Funeral services for Harlan A. BURKHART, 38, who passed away at 2 p.m. Monday at Billings hospital in Indianapolis, will be held at the First Christian Church, Peru, at 2 p.m. (DST) Thursday.
The Rev. Lee JACKSON and the Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetry. Friends may call at the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru, after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Burkhart, veteran of World War II, resided at 1222 Madison. He had been ill five months. Born Dec. 8, 1910, in Gosport, he had lived in Rochester two years, having spent most of his life in Peru.
The son of B. H. and Iva CRONE BURKHART, he was married to Malee HARDING and was co-owner of the Modern Dairy Bar, 210 E. Ninth street. Before entring the service he was employed by the Cole Brothers and Robbins Brothers ciruses as ticket sales manager.
He was a member of the Peru Elks lodge and American Legion and was a former high school basketball star at Peru.
Survivors include his wife, two children, Curtis and Dixie Diann [BURKHART], Rochester; three brothers, Noyelles [BURKHART], Sarasota, Florida, William and Kenneth [BURKHART], Peru; the father, B. H. BURKHART; and his stepmother, Mrs. D. H. BURKHART.

J. H. Lungren
Keith LUNGREN, owner of the Farm Center Store this city today received word of the death of his father, J. H. LUNGREN, which occurred this morning at Boone, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held Friday afernoon at Gowrie, Iowa and burial will be in Gowrie cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Lungren and family left this evening to attend the services.

Thursday, June 23, 1949

Roy Smith
Etta HENDRY, manager of the Quad Corporation of this city, left this morning for Valdosta, Ga., where she was called on account of the death of her brother, Roy SMITH, 42. He died sddenly Wednesday afternoon from a heart attack.

Friday, June 24, 1949

Harlan A. Burkhart
Rochester friends who attended the fneral services for Harlan A. BURKHART which were held Thursday afternoon in the First Christian church, Peru, were Mr. and Mrs. Myron BERKHEISER, Mr. and Mrs. Charles SHERIDAN, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. BARNHART, Sheriff and Mrs. Laurence NORRIS, Mrs. Kenneth ROOKSTOOL, Mr. and Mrs. Robert TIMBERS and all of the personnel of the Modern Dairy Bar.

Saturday, June 25, 1949

Florence Gayle Smith
Mrs. [Omer Glenn] [Florence Gayle] SMITH, 57, Chili, passed away at 1:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. A summer resident at Lake Manitou, she had been ill several years. She was born [Florence Gayle ALLEN] June 28, 1891, in Miami county, the daughter of George and Ida (CONNER) ALLEN, and was married to Omer Glenn SMITH in North Manchester in 1911. She was a member of the Chili Baptist chuch.
Survivors include the husband; one child, Lewis [SMITH], Denver; two sisters, Mrs. Jesse KEIRN, Peru, and Mrs. Marguerite ENRIGHT, of California; one brother, Lewis ALLEN, Madison, Wis., and two grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann where friends may call after noon Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Monday at the Chili Baptist church.
The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be in the Chili cemetery.

Monday, June 27, 1949

Horace H. Merritt
Horace H. MERRITT, 69, Gilead, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. He had been ill four weeks.
Formerly a grocery store owner, he was a carpenter and farmer. Born in Franklin county, Ohio, in 1879, he was the son of Eugene and Jane MERRITT. In 1899 he was married to Tura KERCHER.
He was a member of the Moose lodge, Peru, and the First Brethren church.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Daisey WOLFE, South Bend; a grandson, Jerry WOLFE, who was reared in the Merritt home, with the Marine Corps in San Diego, California. A daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Tuesday at the Gilead Methodist church. The Rev. Ralph HUFFMAN, assisted by the Rev. John POLSON, will officiate and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. The body will remain at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, until time for the funeral.

Nora May Harpster
Mrs. Nora May HARPSTER, 73, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Leiters Ford. Death was attributed to a recent paralytic stroke.
Mrs. Harpster was born [Nora May JORDON] Feb. 21, 1876, in Seneca county, Ohio, the daughter of Jonathan and Emaline JORDON. The family moved to Leiters Ford 55 years ago. On March 7, 1899, she was married to William HARPSTER in Rochester, who preceded her in death about one year ago.
Survivors include two daughters, C. L. SARBER, Quincey, Michigan and Miss Bess HARPSTER, South Bend; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ernest BEAR, Rochester; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The body will be take from the Foster funeral home this afternoon to the residence where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. (DST) Tuesday. The Rev. George C. VANCE will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
Tuesday, June 28, 1949

Nora Alma Vernon
Mrs. Nora Alma VERNON, 56, passed away at 6 a.m. this morning at her home, 912 Jefferson street. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Ill the past eight months, she was a member of the Grace Methodist church, the Rebekah lodge and the Ladies Auxiliary here and was very active in other communities where she had lived.
Born March 26, 1893 in Benham, Virginia, she was the daughter of James A. and Eliza WRIGHT. She moved to Rochester in 1925 from Eaton, Ohio, having married Ben B. VERNON in Brownsville Nov. 15, 1911.
Survivors include the husband; a son, John [VERNON], Rochester; three daughters, Betty Jo [VERNON] and Mrs. Bob RICHARDS at home, and Mrs. Herbert GRUND, Chicago; a brother, Nelson WRIGHT, Fowler; two grandchildren, Judith Lynn and Vickie Kay [VERNON], Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Thursday at the Grace Methodist church. The Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home Wednesday at 4 p.m. to the residence. At 11 a.m. Thursday it will be taken to the church to lie in state until time for the funeral.

Louise Hiatt
Mrs. Charles HENNING, Kewanna, received word this morning of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Louise HIATT, 94, of Pendleton. Mrs. Hiatt passed away at 3 a.m. today following a stroke six weeks ago.
She was the mother of the late Dr. C. B. HIATT, Kewanna, and well-known in that community.
Born Dec. 24, 1854, at Greensboro, she was married to Branson HIATT, who preceded her in death in 1918.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary STONER, Pendleton; a sister, Mrs. Alice HARVEY, 96, New Castle; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Pendleton EUB church, of which she was a member. Mrs. Effie HIATT, daughter-in-law, of Kewanna, had been caring for her the past six weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Henning and their daughter will attend the funeral.

Bill Sheffler
Mrs. Clyde LYLE today received a telegram announcing the death of her nephew, Bill SHEFFLER, noted auto race driver, which occurred early this morning in a Trenton, N.J. hospital.
Sheffler was critically injured while warmng up his car for a race in Trenton on Jne 19. He suffered skull fracture at that time and never regained consciousness. His parents and wife were at his bedside. Sheffler was known as one of the top auto racers in the nation. His home is in Los Angeles, Calif.

Wednesday, June 29, 1949

Frank J. Schwanz
Frank J. SCHWANZ, 76, of Fort Wayne, passed away there Tuesday evening following a lengthy illness. He was the father of Phil SCHWANZ, president of the Midwestern Life Insurance Co., who resides on the east side of Lake Manitou. Schwanz had often visited his son at his lake home.
The deceased is survived by his wife; son, Phil, and a daughter, Mrs. Ellison Von WORMER of Columbia City. A son, John [SCHWANZ], preceded him in death.
The funeral will be held at St. Patrick's church, Fort Wane, Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock.

Alfretta Kamp
Mrs. Alfretta KAMP, 73, life long resident of Henry township, died last evening in her home two miles north of Akron. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of several years.
Mrs. Kamp was born at Athens on Aug. 3, 1875 the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (SNYDER) MOORE. In October, 1893, she was married to Reuben KAMP.
Surviving are the husband, 13 children: Harvey [KAMP], Fort Wayne, Forrest [KAMP], Roann; Robert, [KAMP] Wakarusa; Guy [KAMP], Mrs. Ada HALDEMAN, Mrs. Katherine OVERLANDER and Mrs. Faye GROGG, all of Akron Walter [KAMP] and Mrs. Elma WAGONER, Rochester; Mrs. Mabel SMITH, Bremen; Estel, Russell and Irene [KAMP], all at home; one sister, Miss Rethel MOORE, Newcastle; three brothers, David MOORE, Fort Wayne, William [MOORE], Plymouth and Clarence [MOORE]; thirty-five grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Argos, with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery. The body will be taken to the residence at nine o'clock Thursday morning and returned to the funeral home Friday morning.

Thursday, June 30, 1949

Anna Jenkins
Mrs. Anna JENKINS, mother of Mrs. Julia HARTMAN, of this city, passed away Tuesday in Maringo, Ind. Death was attributed to complications. Mrs. Jenkins was 78 and had been ill about three months.
Funeral services will be in Maringo Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Maringo cemetery.
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Friday, July 1, 1949

Alta R. Wert
Mrs. Alta R. WERT, 62, passed away at her residence, 120 E. Fifth street, at 5:30 a.m. today. She had been ill two and one-half months.
She was born [Alta R. BIBLER] Sept. 16, 1886, in Rochester and spent her entire life here. In 1903 she was married to Harry WERT. A housewife, she was the daughter of James Henry and Lois HOWARD BIBLER.
She was a member of the Rochester Christian church and her survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth NUTT, Rochester; three sons, Harry [WERT], Los Angeles, Wallace [WERT], South Bend, and Dee [WERT], Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Russell PARKER, Rochester; three brothers, Arthur [BIBLER] and Joseph BIBLER, Plymouth, and Robert [BIBLER], Valparaiso; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ben Vernon
Many out-of-town persons attended the funeral of Mrs. Ben VERNON yesterday afternoon in the Grace Methodist church. These friends included:
Walter KIRK, Waterloo, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Charles KEEKIN, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Gene HEIRS, Connersville, Ind.; Mrs. Robert HONAKER, Middletown, O.; Mr. James HEIRS, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mr. Edward DUNLAP, Plymouth, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy BARTON, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Burl LILLY, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd COX, Mr. and Mrs. Ray COX, Mr. Robert COX, Tipton, Ind; Mr. and Mrs. Church COX, Mrs. Raye SMITH, Pendleton, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. G. W. NICHOLSON, Elkhart, Ind.; Dr. and Mrs. Harold CAWTHORNE, Benton Harbor, Mic.; Mr. and Mrs. E. G. CLEMENS, Mrs. J. J. THEISIN, St. Joseph, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. George DOTY, Milton, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs Orlando VERNON, Mr. and Mrs. Cornie BENHAM, Richmond, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. John BENHAM, Mr. and Mrs. Homer HENSLEY, and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Howley ASHWORTH, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SULLIVAN, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley CAMPBELL, and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry SPAHR, Mr. and Mrs. Earl SHELLEY, Mr. and Mrs. Russell PARKS, Mrs. Will LOWMAN and Carrie, Mrs. Emma GREETING, Carl GREETING, Mrs. James LEDFORD, Mrs. Hazel CHARLES, Mr. and Mrs. Conley HENSLEY and daughter, Eaton, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson WRIGHT, Fowler, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. WALTERS, Mrs. Clayton MARTIN, Hammond, Ind.; Mrs. Dora HENDERSON and Howard, Mrs. Bessie PENCE, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. STRAUGHAN, Kokomo, Ind.; Mr. Fred GORDON, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Mrs. R. C. McCORD, Logansport, ind.; Mrs. Mabel F. MILLER, Fulton, Ind.; Mrs. Cora BRADLEY, Centerville, Ind.

Saturday, July 2, 1949

[no obits]

Monday, July 4, 1949

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, July 5, 1949

Elza Ducker
[Elza D.] DUCKER, 70, life resident of Rochester township, died at 6 a.m. today at the farm home on which he was born, three miles east of Rochester on Road 14. Death resulted from paralysis and a heart ailment. He had been ill for the past 15 months.
He was born March 20, 1879, the son of Aldrich and Mary (BIDDLE) DUCKER. On March 5, 1911, he was married to [Jennie] L. FORD. Mr. Ducker, who was a retired farmer, was a member of the Rochester St. Pauls E. U. B. church. He was a board member of the church.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Freeman [Mary Edna DUCKER] [LIECHTY], of Elkhart, Florence DUCKER, at home; a son, Rev. Paul DUCKER, Gary; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rochester St. Paul's E. U. B. church. Rev. William HUGHES will be in charge of the rites.
Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens. The body will be returned from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Ducker home at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

John Bucher
John BUCHER, 56, Disko, passed away about 11 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. The body ws taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron.

Warren Curtis
Warren "Curly" CURTIS, 42, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Forrest, Illinois, Sanitarium. He had been ill two years with tuberculosis. Born Oct 4, 1906, in Fulton county, he moved to Oak Forrest 18 years ago. He was the son of Mahlon and Minnie CURTIS. His wife, Geraldine BALDER CURTIS, preceded him in death.
An employee of the American Field Mills, Curtis is survived by two children, Warren [CURTIS], Jr., and Robert Eugene [CURTIS], of Baltimore; two brothers, George [CURTIS], South Bend, and Ralph [CURTIS], Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Tom HURD, Kewanna, Mrs. Ed CLAY, Rochester, and Mrs. Sam ROBBINS, also of Rochester.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today at the Foster funeral home, with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial was scheduled in the IOOF cemetery here.

Jessie Virginia Fisher
Mrs. Jessie Virginia FISHER, 78, former resident of the Leiters Ford community, died 8 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret LOWE, St. Louis, Mo. She had been in ill health for the past year.
She was born in Aubbeenaubbee township the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. James McCAULEY. On March 22, 1891 she was married to Clarence C. FISHER at Peru. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist church.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. LOWE of St. Louis; Mrs. Dora JENKINS, St. Louis; Mrs. Lorraine SPEYER, Culver; Mrs. Omer REICHARD, Leiters Ford; two sons, Orville V. [FISHER], of South Bend, Alvie [FISHER], Overland, Mo.; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. George VANCE officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. The body arrived at the Foster funeral home Monday night and was taken to the Omer REICHARD home where friends may call.

Mary Frances Tatman
Mrs. Mary Frances TATMAN, 89, passed away Sunday evening at 6:25 p.m. in the Neal Home, Logansport.
A native of Miami county, she was the daughter of John and Sarah ANTRIM WATKINS. Her husband, Gus TATMAN, who preceded her in death was in the vault business here at one time. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Ort WALTZ, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. (CST) Wednesday at the Enterprise church, south of Gilead. The Rev. Harley FULTZ will officiate and burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery.
The body will remain at the Easterday funeral home, Logansport until time of the services.

Lorena Enyart
Funeral services for Ms. Lorena ENYART, 80, who passed away Saturday afternoon at a daughter's home in Culver, were held Monday at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton. Burial was made at the Mt. Carmel cemetery, Twelve Mile.
Mrs. Enyart, a former resident of Fulton and Burton, was born Feb. 24, 1869, in Wabash county. She was the daughter of Rudolph and Rosina McGUIRE OAKLEY and on Dec. 17, 1887, was married to John W. ENYART, who preceded her in death in 1941.
A member of the Burton Methodist church, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Osa CHAMP, of near Fulton, Mrs. Vedra CONRAD, Culver, Mrs. Aldis SPENCER, Chicago, and Mrs. Elsie RICHARDSON, Jonesboro.
A brother, John OAKLEY, Mishawaka; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle RODA, Monon; eight grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

William Hardacre
William HARDACRE, 76, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Sunday at General Hospital in Marion. He had been ill one week.
Born Sept. 15, 1872, in Mier, he was formerly a Richland township farmer.
Survivors include 12 [sic] children. They are: Asa HARDACRE, Kokomo; Mrs. Dottie WEIGAND, Indianapolis; Mrs. Mary BAILEY, Plainfield; Bill HARDACRE, Marion; Mrs. Gene HOLLOWAY, Mrs. Evelyn FLYNN, Joseph McCLAIN, Rochester, Lamoine, Leo, Joyce and Wayne [HARDACRE], all of Huntington. Two children preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Raven funeral home in Marion at 2 p.m. (DST) Wednesday. Burial will be in the Thrialkill cemetery, near Marion.

Emma Miller
Mrs. Emma MILLER, 79, died at Camden, Ohio, Monday evening at 6 o'clock. She was the widow of the late George MILLER of this city and has many relatives and friends here.
Mrs. Clyde AULT received word last night. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Camden.

Wednesday, July 6, 1949

Sarah M. Marsh
Mrs. Sarah M. MARSH, 81, of Marshtown, passed away Tuesday. Death was attributed to ill health following an automobile accident last December. She had been seriously ill since Thursday.
Born August 22, 1867, in Fulton county, she was the widow of the late Schuyler C. MARSH. Her parents were George W. and Sarah E. BUNTIN NICHOLS, and she had been a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist church since she was a child.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Frank POWNALL, where Mrs. Marsh made her home; a sister, Mrs. Charles FINLEY, Niles, Michigan; a brother, David NICHOLS, Logansport; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. (DST) at the Fletcher's Lake Methodist church and burial will be in the Fletchers Lake Cemetery.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, and will remain there until 1:30 p.m. Friday where friends may call.

John T. Bucher
Funeral services for John T. BUCHER, 55, Disko, who passedf away Tuesday morning in Woodlawn hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Church of God.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Bucher, a member of the Wabash county highway department, was born July 26, 1894, in Wabash county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank BUCHER. He spent his entire life in the Disko community.
In October, 1917, he was married to Hattie McINTIRE. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors include his wife; three children, Dan [BUCHER], Disko, Eugene [BUCHER], Wabash and Mrs. Betty Belle WRIGHT, North Manchester; his father, Frank BUCHER, and two brothers, Herman and Rollo [BUCHER], of near Akron.

Lincoln Overmyer
Lincoln OVERMYER, 87, well known retired farmer passed away at 9:30 Wednesday morning at his home on the north shore of Lake Bruce. He had been critically ill for two weeks. He had been a resident of that community for practically his entire life.
He was born November 3, 1861 in Pulaski county. April 2, 1883 he was married to Lina LUNSFORD. His parents were Daniel and Sarah STAMM OVERMYER. Mr. Overmyer was a member of the Pleasant Hill Evangelical church, Lake Bruce.
Survivors area daughter, Mrs. Mae KLINE, with whom he resided; two grandchildren, Marion KLINE of Monterey and Louis KLINE of Rochester; a half-sister, Mrs. Ed LEWIS, Monterey; a half-brother, Isaac OVERMYER, Winamac and a brother, Schuyler OVERMYER, Rochester. His wife prceded him in death May 14, 1946.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Bill Sheffler
Los Angeles. July 6 (INS) - Funeral services were held yesterday for Bayord Taylor "Bill" SHEFFLER, 31, Los Angeles, racing car driver who died June 28 of injuries suffered at Trenton, N.J., June 19.
Sheffler had been Pacific Coast champion and participated in three Indianapolis speedway classics.
His widow, Patty; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. SHEFFLER of Los Angeles, and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy HALEY of Denver survive.
Mr. Sheffler was a nephew of Mrs. Clyde LYLE of this city and had visited here on several occasions.

Thursday, July 7, 1949

Rex Swihart
Rex SWIHART, 53, Elkhart, and a former Akron rsident, died suddenly Wednesday while in church offering prayer.
Born in Akron Dec. 6, 1896, he moved to Elkhart in 1916 and was married the same year to Josephine DIXON. A New York Central railroad employee, he was a member of the Elkhart Church of God.
Survivors include two children, Mrs. Norma SLYNN, Montana, and Dale SWIHART, Elkhart. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Lincoln Overmyer
Funeral services for Lincoln OVERMYER, 87, who passed away Wednesday, will be held at 1 p.m. (DST) Friday at the Pleasant Hill EUB church, Lake Bruce.
The Rev. Boyd ZOELLER will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.
The body will be removed to the church at 12:30 p.m. from the Harrison funeral home.

James Miller and
Walter Thomas

Culver, July 7. - Two men died yesterday while trying to clean out an old well. Two firemen were overcome in the attempt to rescue them.
James MILLER, about 70, retired grocery and dairy opertor, and Walter THOMAS, 22, a helper, were overcome by fumes in the well and died. Firemen Merlin STAFFORD and Oscar BOOKER collapsed in the rescue attempt. Booker recovered quickly, but Stafford responded only [after] two and one-half hours of artificial respiration.
The well, part of a sewage system for Miller's busines nearby, was 10 feet deep. The opening was four feet square. Miller descended a ladder and collapsed at the bottom. Thomas ran to the store building, asked for help and returned. He went down to help Miller, but was overcome. Eleven volunteer firemen responded. Stafford and Booker wore gas masks in their descent. Both went down with ropes tied on them. Stafford went down first and his rope broke and he fell to the bottom. Booker who followed collapsed and was hauled to the surface.
Stafford recovered with the aid of a mechanical resuscitator, but Miller and Thomas did not respond. Three doctors at the scene, Donald REED and Robert WITHAM of Culver and Earl BAILEY of Logansport, pronounced them dead.

Herbert Leslie Coplen
Herbert Leslie COPLEN, 72, died Wednesday evening in the Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne. Death was caused by cerebral thrombosis. He had been seriously ill since March 30. He was well known throughout the Burket and Argos communities where he had resided for over two score years.
Mr. Coplen was born January 10, 1877 near Walnut. He was married to Gertrude McCLURE on February 21, 1898. His parents were Alonzo and Elma COPLEN. He retired from farming a few years ago. Mr. Coplen was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are four children, Donald COPLEN, Kansas City, Mo.; Earl COPLEN, Waraw; Kenneth COPLEN, with the U. S. Army in Germany; Mrs. Helen SMITH, Ft. Wayne; a brother, Harvey COPLEN, Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Iva FLETCHER, Argos; Mrs. Alta MEYERS, Rochester; Mrs. Ethel MORRET, Rochester and three grandchildren. His wife died in 1947.
Funeral rites will be held Saturday 2 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER will be in charge of the services and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Mary Anderson Ault
Mrs. Mary Anderson AULT, 73, died Tuesday afternoon at her home in Culver. She had been in ill health for nine months. Her entire life had been spent in Fulton and Marshall counties.
Mrs. Ault was born Sept. 13, 1875 on a farm six miles northwest of Rochester. She was the daughter of Thomas and Phoebe GILCHRIST. Mrs. Ault was a member of the Culver E. U. B. church.
Survivors are her husband, John AULT; six sons, Herman and Howard [AULT], of Argos; Clarence [AULT] of Tippecanoe; Ralph and Eldon [AULT], of Plymouth and Harry [AULT] of Chicago; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday 2 p.m. (DST) at the Culver E. U. B. church with the Rev. E. D. MAST, of Urbana, Ind., in charge. Burial was in the Culver cemetery. Call at Ault residence in Culver.

Friday, July 8, 1949

Lewis C. Nutt
Lewis C. NUTT, 68, died from a heart attack at 9 p.m. Thursday at his home, 416 Southwest street, Argos. He had been ill since he suffered a stroke Dec. 6, 1947.
Born June 11, 1881, in Rockford, Ohio, he was the son of William and Hannah NUTT. He moved to the Tippecanoe and Argos communities in 1902 and was married the following year at Plymouth to Alva BUNCH.
A retired Nickel Plate railroad employee, Mr. Nutt was a member of the Argos Masonic Lodge, No. 399, F. and A.M. and the Railroad Maintainance of Way Employees.
Survivors include the wife; two sons, Kenneth and Delbert [NUTT], both of Rochester; a brother, Frank NUTT, Bay City, Michigan, and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery near Talma.
The Argos Masonic lodge No. 399 F. and A.M. will have charge of services at the cemetery.

Rex Swihart
Funeral services for Rex SWIHART, who died Wednesday in Elkhart, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Elkhart Church of God. The Rev. BROOKS will officiate and burial will be in the Rice cemetery there.

Saturday, July 9, 1949

Laura A. Louden
Mrs. Laura A. LOUDEN, 82, of Kewanna, died Friday night at 11:45 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Melba HENRICKS, in Logansport. Death was attributed to old age. She had been ill for two years.
Mrs. Louden was born in Bruce Lake on march 22, 1867. She married Christopher C. LOUDEN who preceded her in deat in 1907. She was the daughter of Hiram and Lydia RARICK.
Surviving her is a son, Claude [LOUDEN], of Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Melba HENRICKS and Mrs. Tracy HENDRICKSON; three grandchildren, Mrs. Leroy LONG of Washington, D.C., A. L. OVERMYER and Charles HENRICKS both of Logansport.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Kewanna Methodist church with the Rev. Henry BULGER assisted by the Rev. W. C. EVERS. Burial will be in the [Kewanna] Odd Fellows cemetery. The body has been removed to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Charlotte Ann Swihart
Charlotte Ann SWIHART, 21-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold SWIHART, Richland township, died Friday evening at Riley hospital, Indianapolis. Death was attributed to Infantile Paralysis. Charlotte fell from a car seat July 1st. Her parents, who noticed that she could not use her limbs properly, notified physicians here who diagnosed the case as polio. Monday she was taken to the Indianapolis hospital.
Born in Rochester Oct. 25, 1947, she is survived by her parents and the following half brothers and sisters: Billy, Nancy, Bessie, Joan, Paul REES, Betty and Richard SWIHART.
Funeral services will be in private at 2 p.m. at the Foster Funeral home. The Rev. William E. HOWARD, of the Talma Christian church, will officiate and burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.

William Harry Mabie
William Harry MABIE, 69, a former resident of Rochester, passed away at his residence in Kokomo at 9:10 a.m. Friday. He had been ill two years. Born Sept. 26, 1881, in North Webster, he moved to Kokomo from here four years ago, to operate a service station there.
The son of John and Anna MABIE, he was a member of the North Nazarene church, Kokomo, and the Modern Woodmen.
Survivors include his wife, Rena [MABIE]; two children, Walter K. and Odetta Lile [MABIE], both of Kokomo; two brothers, Ben [MABIE] of North Webster and Ely [MABIE] of Goshen; two sisters, Della MYERS of Etna and Lizzie HART of Syracuse; ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Monday at the North Nazarene church, Kokomo, with the Rev. TOIL of Mishawaka officiating. Burial will be in Crown Point cemetery there.
Friends may call at the residence, 700 North Main street, Kokomo, aftr 10 a.m. Sunday.

Lula Della Best
Mrs. Lula Della BEST, 72, died Friday morning in the Haven Hubbard Home, New Carlisle where she had resided for the past six years.
She was born Aug. 13, 1876, in Fulton county near Leiters Ford and lived in the community most of her life. On Nov. 14, 1897, she was married to George BEST, who died Nov. 14, 1934.
Surviving are three sons, Russell and Norman [BEST] of South Bend, and Clarence [BEST] of Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Oliver WARNER, Argos; a brother, Albert BIDDINGER, Athens; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Russell Funeral home, New Carlisle, until noon Sunday when the body will be moved to the Methodist church, Leiters Ford, for funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be at Leiters Ford.

Monday, July 11, 1949 to Tuesday, July 12, 1949

[no obits]

Wednesday, July 13, 1949

Elda Edna Erickson
Elda Edna ERICKSON, 53, housekeeper for Merl McMILLAN, Tippecanoe for the past 32 years, passed away at the McDonald hospital, Warsaw, Tuesday. She had been in failing health several years and seriously ill the past two weeks.
The last of her immediate family, she is survived by Mrs. George EVANS, a cousin, at Bourbon, and other distant cousins.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Beigh funeral home, Bourbon, and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.

P. W. Cunningham
P. W. CUNNINGHAM, 75, for many summers a resident of Lake Manitou, died Monday morning at the home of his daughter in Tucson, Arizona. He had been ill for several years.
Well known to lake residents here, the deceased lived in Indianapolis for 60 years. He was a retired sales manager for the Atkins Saw Company there. He was a member of the Christian Church in Indianapolis, the Pentalitha Club, Masonic Lodge, and the Shrine Club.
Survivors include his wife Lora [CUNNINGHAM], of Indianapoolis; a son, Edwin [CUNNINGHAM]; a daughter, Mary Helen [CUNNINGHAM], of Tucson, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Flanner Mortuary in Indianapolis. Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery.

Thursday, July 14, 1949

[no obits]

Friday, July 15, 1949

Henry Thomas Bolinger
Henry Thomas BOLINGER, 82, died at 1:30 p.m. Thusday at the home of his sister, Mrs. James O. SULLIVAN, 315 Main street. Death was due to a heart attack which came most suddenly.
Mr. Bolinger was born April 27, 1867 at Saugatuck, Mich. He came to Huntington county, Ind. from Michigan a number of years ago and later owned and operated a farm near Hibbard, Ind., for several years. His parents were Phillip and Mary BOLINGER. He was married to Viola LASTERER on October 11, 1902. She passed away on July 22, 1944. Since that time he has made his home here with his sister. He was a member of the Bippus Lutheran church and the IOOF Lodge No. 180 of Angola, Ind. and also the Encampment.
Survivors are the sister and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 1:30 DST at the Grossman Funeral Home Argos. Rev. L. E. POWELL of Rochester will officiate and burial will be in the Funk cemetery north of Bippus. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. The casket will be open at the burial rites in the Funk cemetery.

Mary E. Kiplinger
Mrs. Mary E. KIPLINGER, 82, passed away at 4 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she was taken Wednesday evening after being found unconscious in her home. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born Oct. 3, 1866, near Royal Center, she lived most of her life in Fulton county. The daughter of Matthew and Margaret CONNER WALTERS, she was married to Daniel KIPLINGER who preceded her in death 51 years ago.
The last of seven children, she is survived by four nieces and three nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Fulton E. U. B. church, of which she was a member. The Rev. M. E. REED will officiate and burial will be at the Shaffer cemetery near Kewanna. The body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton.

Saturday, July 16, 1949

[no obits]

Monday, July 18, 1949

Clinton Bradshaw Strong
Clinton Bradshaw STRONG, 81, passed away at his home in Tiosa at 10:15 a.m. today. He had been ill three years.
Born Jan. 17, 1868, at Beaver Dam, he moved to Tiosa 25 years ago, where he bought a grocery store. His parents were Louis and Harriet BRADSHAW STRONG. He was married to Rosa Mae WAGONER on May 8, 1897. He owned and operated a grocey store in Tiosa for a number of years and still owns the building. Mr. Strong was a member of Bethlehem church.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Don L. and Byron Lee [STRONG], both of Argos; two daughters, Winifred [STRONG] at home; Mrs. Madge KNOX of Elkhart; a grandson, William STRONG; a sister, Mrs. Vincent MEREDITH, of Rochester; two half-brothers and a half-sister and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster Funeral Home, this city, with Rev. Milo CORMICAN, of Argos in charge. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, July 19, 1949 to Wednesday, July 20, 1949

[no obits]

Thursday, July 21, 1949

Pvt. Albert C. McLochlin
Final rites for Pvt. Albert C. McLOCHLIN, 19, who was lost and killed in action during the invasion of Los Negros in the Admiralty Islands, March 4, 1944, will be held 9 a.m. Saturday in the St. Ann's Catholic church, Kewanna. Rev. Father Edward HOLLAND will officiate and military rites will follow at the St. Ann's cemetery, Grass Creek, by the Don Moore Post No. 130.
The body will arrive at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, Friday noon.
Albert, who entered the service on August 30, 1942, served with the 1st Cavalry Division under General Wainwright.
Survivors are his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Albert McLOCHLIN, of Star City, and several aunts and uncles in the vicinity of Grass Creek and Kewanna.

Monzel Williamson
Mrs. Monzel WILLIAMSON, 36, wife of Clarence E. WILLIAMSON, died at her home four miles southwest of Fulton Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock. Mrs. Williamson had been ill for a year.
Born March 9, 1913, in Cass county, she was the daughter of Melvin and Estella MICHAEL SNAVELY. She was maried June 3, 1934. Mrs. Williamson was a member of the Fletchers Lake M. E. church.
Survivors are the husband, three children, at home; Shirley Lee, Larry Joe and Claren Sue [WILLIAMSON]; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin SNAVELY, who live near Idaville; four sisters, Mrs. Floyd BOOKWALTER, Merrilville, Ind., Mrs. Roy ALMA, Idaville, Mrs. Frances EZRA, Idaville, Mrs. Jack OTTHEIMER, Monticello. One brother preceded her death.
The body will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, to the residence this evening and friends may call there.
Final rites will be at two o'clock Saturday at the Metea Baptist church, with the Rev. Omer FLETCHER officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.

James Newton Clevenger
James Newton CLEVENGER, 85, passed away at his home 5 1/2 miles northwest of Argos at 8 p.m. Wednesday. He had been in failing health for four years.
Born Oct. 9, 1863, in Fulton county, he moved to Marshall county while a youth. He had lived at his farm residence since 1902 and was well-known in that community.
The son of Adrian and Elizabeth CLEVENGER, he was married to Elizabeth ZEHNER in Plymouth Feb. 27, 1887. The couple celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary last Feruary.
A farmer, Clevenger is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Verna SNYDER, Argos, Mrs. Clara RINGER, Route 4, Plymouth, Mrs. Ella MARSH, Route 4, Plymouth; one son, Walter CLEVENGER, route 4, Plymouth; one sister, Mrs. Etta SHAFER, Argos; a brother, Everett CLEVENGER, Plymouth; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Ruth Marie [CLEVENGER], died in infancy.
The body was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. DST, Satruday. The Rev. Ernest TREBER, of the Argos Christian church, will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Friends may call at he funeral home until time for services.

Friday, July 22, 1949

Eunora Robinson
Mrs. Eunora ROBINSON, 88, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at her home, two miles west of Fulton. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorhage.
Born September 18, 1860, in Ohio, she was the daughter of David and Mary WHITNEY. On December 5, 1880, she was married to John ROBINSON, who died in 1931.
Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Fulton EUB church.
Survivors are two daughters, Dessie BUSENBURG, Indianapolis, Lelia RANS, Delong, Indiana; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Ditmire chapel, where friends may call. Services will be held there Sunday at two o'clock with the Rev. M. E. REED officiaing. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Earl Barnhart
Indianapolis, July 22 (INS) - Earl E. BARNHART, 61, Indianapolis, and a native of Rochester, passed away at 10:30 a.m. this morning at his home, 918 S. High School road. He had been ill three years.
Barnhart moved to Indianapolis 40 years ago and was the son of the organizer of the Ben Davis church, where he was also trustee.
A past master of the Bridgeport Masonic lodge, he was a member of he O.E.S. and a former member of the Rochester I.O.O.F.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Florence N. BARNHART; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard JARVIS and his son, John P. BARNHART, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Linnie FOUTTS, Bremen; and a brother, Oliver BARNHART, Spokane, Washington.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Moore Mortuary, Indianapolis, and the Rev. R. O'HAVER will officiate.

Saturday, July 23, 1949

Melvin Banks
Melvin BANKS, 75, passed away at the home of his son, Walter, in Deedsville, at 8:30 a.m. today. He had been ill five months.
Born Dec. 2, 1873, of Lincoln county, Ohio, he lived 50 years in the Macy and Deedsville communities.
The son of Benjamin and Amelia SPARKS BANKS, he was married to Sarah NORMAN at Macy Sept. 19, 1895. She preceded him in death in 1930.
A blacksmith, he is survived by Mrs. Ebert HALL, Macy; Vivian MOWER, Peru; Mrs. Robert WILLIAMSON, Ft. Wayne; a son Walter BANKS, Deedsville; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Roy WIBEL, Macy, and Mrs. William CLIFTON, Peru; and four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at the McCain funeral home, Denver, at 2:30 p.m. DST, Monday. The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be at Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Dorothy R. Volpert
Mrs. Dorothy R. VOLPERT, former resident of this city, passed away Friday at her home 467, Madison street, Peru. She had been ill for four months.
She was born in Marshall couny Feb. 27, 1927, the daughter of Carl and Vada ODEN ZARTMAN. She was married to Everett VOLPERT in 1946. Mrs. Volpert was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Peru.
Surviving are her parents, of Rochester; four sisters, Faye, Irma, Wanda [ZARTMAN], all of Rochester, Mrs. Howard MEYERS, of Tiosa.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. DST at the Drake-Flowers Funeral Home, Peru. Rev. H. L. JOHNSTON will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Cora Lowe
Mrs. Cora LOWE, 69, of Akron, died in the Logansport Memorial hospital 5:30 Friday evening following a five years illness from paralysis. She had been a resident of Akron and Gilead throughout her entire life.
Mrs. Lowe was born in Miami county on February 4, 1880, the daughter of Leroy and Lucy CONNER. On March 25, 1903 she was married to Earl LOWE who preceded in death in June of 1923.
Survivors are two sons, Rexall [LOWE], of Gilead, Walter [LOWE] of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Irma McDONALD, of St. Joseph, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Alice LUCKENBILL, of Akron.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the Gilead Methodist church with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, of Denver, officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. The body is at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral home, Akron where friends may call.

Monday, July 25, 1949

Charles L. Hunley
Prof. Charles L. HUNLEY, 77, former Mathematics instructor at the Rochester Normal College, died last Tuesday at his home in Redkey, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Katherine HUNLEY and several brothers and sisters who reside in Los Angeles.
He first taught at the Rochester college in 1903 and from here went to Los Angeles where he was employed as an instructor in the Harvard Military School. Later he was employed as an engineer for the Los Angeles Pacific Railway and supervised the building of several large railway buildings in the Southwest. He was a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Wesleyan Institute of Missouri. In 1938 Prof. Hunley accepted a position as instructor of Mathematics in the Redkey high school and retired from active duty only a few years ago.
News of the death came through Mr. and Mrs. Henry ROBINSON, of Redkey, Calif., who are now visiting Mr. Robinson's sister, Mrs. Lulu PIPER and other relatives here.

Wheeler J. Irwin
Mr. and Mrs. Jack IRWIN returned Sunday from Ada, Ohio where on Saturday they attended the funeral of the former's brother, Wheeler J. IRWIN, 77. who died Thursday.
Mr. Irwin was a retired livestock judge and farmer. He was born April 17, 1872 in Hardin county, Ohio.
Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Nellie PARKER, Vermillion, Ohio; and a brother, William H. IRWIN of Lima, Ohio.

Tuesday, July 26, 1949

[no obits]

Wednesday, July 27, 1949

Mildred Wentzel Brugh
The infant daughter , [Mildred Wentzel BRUGH] of Joseph and Mildred BRUGH died Tuesday night at Woodlawn hospital.
She is survived by her parents, who reside near Leiters Ford; two small brothers, Joseph Kendall and James Arthur [BRUGH]; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry BRUGH and Mr. and Mrs. John WENTZEL.
The body was taken to Foster's funeral home and graveside services were held at 10 o'clock this morning at the Monterey cemetery. Father SHRADER officiated.

Thursday, July 28, 1949

[no obits]

Friday, July 29, 1949

Robert Hunter
Robert HUNTER, 83, Akron, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of his son, Ernest HUNTER, in Fort Wayne. He had been ill for more than a year.
Born Sept. 7, 1865, near Joliet, Ill., he was the son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth HUNTER. In 1874 the family moved to Newton City and on Feb. 15, 1893, he was married to Laura WILSON.
The couple moved to a farm near Disko in 1906, and then to Akron four years ago. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors include the wife and the son, Ernest; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER, assisted by the Rev. Herman CARSON, Muncie, will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Saturday, July 30, 1949

Delta Kohlstall
Mrs. Delta KOHLSTALL, Cincinnati, a former Rochester resident, passed away in her sleep Thursday night. An invalid for some time, she was 57 years old.
Survivors include her husband, Joe [KOHLSTALL]; her mother; a brother, Dr. Byron J. NELLANS, all of Cincinnati; an aunt, Mrs. Flo REAM, and an uncle, Fred PACKER, both of Rochester.
Mrs. Ream and Mrs. Packer will leave Snda to attend rites in Cincinnati, Monday morning.

Lottie May Benedict
Mrs. Lottie May BENEDICT, 65, Macy, passed away at 1 p.m. Friday. She had been ill 10 months.
Born [Lottie May KLINE] September 19, 1883, in Miami county, she moved to Macy from Deedsville nine years ago. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. KLINE and she was first married to W. S. RABER, who preceded her in death in 1934. She was married to Ray BENEDICT in 1939 at Denver.
A member of the Perrysburg Baptist Church and the Macy Eastern Star, she is survived by her husband; two children, Mrs. Lorren CONNER, Macy Route 2; Mrs. Ernest NORMAN, Macy; and five grandchildren. A sister preceded her in death.
The body will be taken from the McCain Funeral home, Denver, to the residence where friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. DST Sunday at the Perrysburg First Baptist church.
The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, assisted by Rev. D. E. TAGGART, will officiate and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Karen A. Neff
Mrs. Karen A. NEFF, 88, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Friday at the Jones nursing home, Logansport. Ill six months, she resided five miles south of Fulton.
Born Dec. 16, 1860, in Miami county, she was the daughter of John and Mary HARTER and was married to Jesse W. NEFF June 27, 1888. He passed away in 1920.
She was a member of the Bethlehem Presbytrian church and is survived by two sons, Paul and Wayne [NEFF], and a daughter, Mrs. Carl CUNNINGHAM, all of Cass county; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Metea Baptist church and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
The body will lie in state one hour before services. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, until Monday morning.

Monday, August 1, 1949

Inez Adena Chambers
Mrs. Inez Adena CHAMBERS, 206 Monticello Road, this city, passed away 10:45 Monday morning at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been in ill health for the past two years. Mrs. Chambers had a host of friends throughout both Rochester and Akron.
Mrs. Chambers was born in Akron on November 16, 1908 and had been a resident of Rochester for the past 29 years. She was married to Earl CHAMBERS of this city on July 23, 1911.
Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Jesse YEAZEL, a step-father, Fred YEAZEL, both of this city; her husband, Earl Chambers; two daughters, Mrs. Gail FOLEY, Miss Marvella SWANGO; a son, Wulmer SWANGO; two granddaughters, Nancy FOLEY, Marglee SWANGO; an aunt, Mrs. Cynthia FRETZ all of Rochester; her grandmother, Mrs. J. W. DILLSAVER, Akron; three step-sisters and one step-brother.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. DST at the Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. H. M. SAGARSEE in charge. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body was removed from the Foster Funeral home this evening to the Chambers residence where friends may call.

Cora A. McIntire
Relatives received word of the death of Mrs. Walter [Cora A.] McINTIRE, aged 61, which occurred in Huntington, Ind., Sunday a.m. after several months of illness.
She was born [Cora A. BRAMAN] in Little Rock, Ark., April 6, 1888, to Schuyler and Catherine (HARKNESS) BRAMAN. They later moved to Rochester where they lived until the time of her marriage to Walter [N.] McINTIRE of Athens, May 16, 1908, at which time they moved to Huntington where he was an engineer on the Erie.
Besides the husband she is survived by two sons, Harold [McINTIRE] of Cleveland, Ohio, and Eugene [McINTIRE], of Dayton; the father, Schuyler Braman, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur MOORE of Huntington, Mrs. Mabel RUSLER also of this city, and several nieces and nephews. Her mother and three brothers preceded her in death. The funeral will be held in Huntington at the Bailey Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.

Tuesday, August 2, 1949

Donald Ray Deturk
An infant boy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard [Walter] DETURK, Akron, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, just one hour after it was born in Woodlawn hospital.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron. Services were held this morning, and burial was made in the Akron cemetry.
Mrs. Deturk is the former [Rosalene] GUNTER. The child had been named Donald Ray [DETURK].

Ollie Weilert
Mr. and Mrs. Charles SCHOLDER received word Monday evening of the death of the latter's sister, Mrs. Ollie WEILERT, of Elkhart.
Mrs. Weilert suffered an acute heart attack. Mr. and Mrs. Scholder will attend the funeral services which are being held in Elkhart Wednesday 2 p.m.

Wednesday, August 3, 1949

Emma Cline
Mrs. Emma (PARR) CLINE, passed away 8:30 Tuesday evening at her home two miles northeast of Leiters Ford. She had been in ill health for the past 18 months. Mrs. Cline had a host of friends throughout the western sections of the county where she had resided for 29 years.
Emma [PARR], daughter of John and Louise PARR, was born Sept. 24, 1876 in Newton county, Ind. She was married to Jacob W. CLINE on Sept. 9, 1892 in Newton county. Mrs. Cline was a member of the Rochester Christian Church and the Rebekah Lodge of Leiters Ford.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Bruce CORBIN, Mrs. Charles MURFITT, both of Leiters Ford; Mrs. Everett YOUNG of Rochester; Mrs. Cecil SNAPP of Inverness, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday 2:30 p.m. DST at the Leiters Ford Methodist Church with Reverend VANCE officiating. Interment will be in the Leiters cemetery. The body will be removed to the Mrs. Everett Young residence, near Leiters, from the Foster Funeral Home Thursday afternoon.

Haidee Rowena Landers
Mrs. Haidee Rowena LANDERS, 48, Macy, died at 10:35 a.m. today. She had been ill one year.
Born June 20, 1901, in Chanute, Kansas, she was the daughter of Adelbert CONNELL and Ina Mae BRYAN. She was married to Homer W. LANDERS July 27, 1924 at Peru, and moved to Macy 13 years ago from Bunker Hill.
An employee of the Peru auditor's office between 1945 and 1948, she was a past matron of the Macy Eastern Star, a member of the Peru D.A.R., and the Macy Methodist church.
Survivors include the husband; one son, James H. [LANDERS], with the U. S. Navy; and a sister, Mrs. S. E. HELM, Elberton, Georgia.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Friday at the Macy Methodist church, with the Rev. D. F. TAGGART officiating. The burial will be in Dale cemetery, Bunker Hill, and the body will lie in state at the church one hour before Friday services.
The body will be returned to the Macy rsidence from the McCain funeral home, Denver, Thursday evening, where friends may call after 7 p.m. The Macy Eastern Star will hold services at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Thursday, August 4, 1949

Arthur Stevens
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Peru Baptist church for Arthur STEVENS, who died at his home there Tuesday night.
Mr. Stevens was the nephew of Mrs. Nellie BABCOCK, Rochester, and often visited here. Mrs. Babcock attended the services.

Emma Cline
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma CLINE will be held Friday afternoon 2:30 DST at the Leiters Ford Methodist Church with Rev. VANCE in charge. The body was removed to the Mrs. Everett YOUNG home, near Leiters Ford, from the Foster Funeral Home today. Burial will be in the Leiters cemetery.

Friday, August 5, 1949 to Saturday, August 6, 1949

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Monday, August 8, 1949

John Edward Ginn
John Edward GINN, a pioneer resident of Henry township community, passed away 11:30 p.m. Saturday night at his home a half-mile west of Athens. Death was attributed to a heart ailment from which he had suffered for over a year. Mr. Ginn had many friends throughout the eastern section of the county.
Born in Henry county, Indiana Sept. 23, 1863 he moved to Fulton county at the age of 14 years where he followed the occupation of farming up until a few years ago. He was married to Amanda MILLER on February 9, 1888 at Akron. Mr. Ginn was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife and two sons, Estil [GINN] of Mount Summit, Ind., and Garrett [GINN] of Athens; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. DST Tuesday at the Athens United Brethren church. Rev. R. A. RENSTERMACHER, assisted by Rev. F. A. RISLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery, Akron. The body was taken from the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron to the Ginn residence late Monday afternoon, where friends may call.

Leona Liberty
Wilford GUISE, Rochester, has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Leona LIBERTY, 60, of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Liberty, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edwin WEST, Menasha, Wis., was the daughter of Daniel and Etta GUISE, of th Kewanna community.
Other survivors are a second daughter, Mrs. J. B. MOORE, Jr., Newman, Ga.; two other brothers, Hugh, Lowell, Ind., and E. A. GUISE, Tulsa; and four grandchildren.
She was buried in Wisconsin.

Loy Umbaugh
Loy UMBAUGH, 64-year-old Tiosa farmer, passed away at Woodlawn hospital at 5 a.m. today. He had been ill two years.
Born July 25, 1885, in Ohio, was the son of George and Molly (HILL) UMBAUGH. The family moved to a farm residence two miles east of Tiosa when he was a child.
On Nov. 12, 1910, he was married to Ortha DeWALD.
A member of the Rochester Lutheran church, he is survived by the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Esther JARRETT, Richmond; a son, Francis [UMBAUGH], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Nora DEAMER, Rochester, and Mrs. Nora [?] HAHN, Hutchison, Kansas.
The body ws taken to the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Lutheran church and a Lutheran minister will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the church two hours before services.

Tuesday, August 9, 1949

Charles Elgin Danner
Charles Elgin DANNER, 54, brother of Glen DANNER, Lake Manitou, and a resident of Anderson, passed away in a veterans hospital Monday night. In failing health two years, he had been seriously ill the past six months.
He was born in Jefferson county and had lived in Anderson the past 34 years. His wife preceded him in deth in 1935.
A veteran of World War I, he is also suvived by two other brothers, John and Carl [DANNER], of Elwood; and three children, Mary BENEFIELD, Charles Elgin [DANNER], Jr., and Dale Francis [DANNER].
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Danner will leave today for Anderson where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Franklin cemetery.

Wednesday, August 10, 1949

Rev. C. B. Roush
Leiters Ford friends have been informed of the death of the Rev. C. B. ROUSH, which occurred Tuesday evening, August 9, at his home in Stockwell, Ind., from a heart attack. He was pastor of the Leiters Ford Methodist church for a four-year period which started in 1920.
The Rev. Roush often spent his vacation at Leiters Ford and enjoyed annual fishing trips at the river, Lake Maxinkuckee and Lake Manitou. He is survived by his wife and several children.
Funeral services are to be held at Stockwell, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock and burial will be in the Stockwell cemetery.

John Franklin Ecker
John Franklin ECKER, 70, passed away at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Samuel BURKETT, 612 W. 14th street. He had been ill nine months.
Born Sept. 19, 1878, in Marshall county, he moved here three years ago from Bourbon. On May 31, 1904, he was married to Elizabeth BROCK. His parents were Henry and Mindeva ECKER.
A member of the Gleaner lodge and the Mt. Pleasant church, he is survived by his adopted daughter, Mrs. Burkett; a sister, Mrs. Ed THOMAS, Groverton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Thursday at the Mt. Pleasant church near Bourbon. The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery. The body is at the Foster funeral home.

Pvt. William L. Rouch
Re-burial services for Pvt. William L. ROUCH, who lost his life on Christmas Day, 1944, during World War II, have been conducted in the U. S. military cemetery, St. Laurent, France.
Pvt Rouch, son of Mrs. Florence ROUCH, 130 E. Tenth street, and the late Verd L. ROUCH, was born in Tampa, Florida, June 15, 1918, moving to Fulton with his parents when he was nine months old.
He graduatd from Fulton high school with the class of 1937 and was a member of the Fulton EUB church. Entering the service May 20, 1943, he went overseas in November, 1944, after training in several camps. He and 239 other soldiers were killed when a transport was sunk in the English Channel.
His widow is the present Mrs. E. A. SPINA, Neptune, N.H. He also leaves a daughter, Wilda [ROUCH] and a son, Billy [ROUCH]. Other survivors include three sisters, Alice ROUCH, Rochester, Mrs. Raymond BOWEN, Route 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Paul EDWARDS, South Bend; two brothers, Philip [ROUCH] at home, and Kenneth [ROUCH], Muskegon Heights, Mich.

Thursday, August 11, 1949

James M. Downs
James M. DOWNS, 75, life long resident and an active leader in Fulton County died at 12:30 today in his home of myocarditis. Owner of the Downs Saw Mill, Mr. Downs was very prominent in Rochester building and is credited with having constructed many of the business houses here. Also known as one of the county's most successful farmers, the deceased built his home one mile south of Rochester on state road 25 into one of the finest farms in the community. Mr. Downs had a host of friends in the commnity and was well known by a great many of the local citizenry.
Death due to myocardtis came after an illness of six months at his home. It ended a life that saw him marry in Rochester on October 24, 1900 at the age of 27. He was born in Rochester on October 28, 1873, the son of William and Susan DOWNS.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Baptist Chuch of Rochester.
Surviving him are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth RICHARDSON, Mrs. Leah SMILEY, and Mrs. Marjorie FRED all of Rochester; three sons, Clifford [DOWNS] of Mishawaka, Morton [DOWNS] of South Bend, and Warren [DOWNS] of Marion.
Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in the Baptist church. The services will be under the direction of the Rev. S. A. WELLS with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY assisting. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry.
The body will be taken to the home Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. Friends are asked to call.

Russell Wade
Rochester and Akron friends were shocked by the news of the death of Russell "Bud" WADE, which occurred early Thursday morning in the South Bend Memorial hospital. He was employed as assistant manager of the Hooks Drug Store at South Bend. He suffered an acute gall bladder attack last night and failed to rally.
Mr. Wade visited with Rochester and Akron relatives and friends last week while on his annual vacation and had returned to his position at the pharmacy this week. He was manager of the BLUE Drug store here for a brief period and was also employed as a pharmacist when the late Charles DYCHE operated the same store.
He served two years in the army medical corps and was a member of the American Legion.
Mr. Wade was born August 16, 1901 in Akron, Ind., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lew WADE. He was a graduate of the Akron high school, and for the past 25 years he has been engaged in the pharmaceutical profession. He was married on May 12, 1941 to Joan HAGGERTY, of Rochester.
Survivors are his wife; two children, Linda Lou [WADE], 4, Wayne Allen [WADE], 6 weeks, all of South Bend; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lew WADE, of Akron, and two sisters, Mrs. Blanche HESKITT, of LaPorte, and Mrs. Marjory BIBLER, of Valparaiso.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon 2 p.m. (DST) in the Rochester Trinity
Evangelical church with the Rev. Daniel S. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body is at the Moyer-Haupert fneral home, Akron where friends may call.

Friday, August 12, 1949

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Saturday, August 13, 1949

Elizabeth Shaw
Mrs. Elizabeth SHAW, 85, passed away at 4:30 a.m. this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lola SMITH, Waterloo. She had been ill two years.
She was born Nov. 1, 1863, in the Santa Anna community, near Argos, and lived there until two years ago when she moved to the home of her daughter.
Her parents were Isaac and Jane BUTLER, and on April 28, 1889, she was maried to James C. SHAW.
A member of the Santa Anna church, she is survived by five children, Raymond [SHAW], Lyle [SHAW], Jr., Escanaba, Mich., Byrl [SHAW], Monticello, John C. [SHAW], Chicago and Mrs. SMITH, Waterloo; fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Poplar Grove church and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call. It will remain there until time for services.

Marilee Minglin
Marilee MINGLIN, infant daughter of Glen and Margaret WAGONER MINGLIN, 1114 Monroe street, died at birth Friday night at 9:30 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital.
Survivors include her parents; a sister, Carol Ann [MINGLIN]; and a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Fred WAGONER, Sr.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home and a short prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. today. The Rev. L. E. POWELL will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Monday, August 15, 1949

Mrs. Allen Dale
Mrs. Allen DALE, daughter-in-law of Mrs. Agnes BANEY, 129 East 5th Street, this city, passed away Sunday evening at the Clinic Hospital, Michigan City, Ind.
She had been ill for the past four months with cancer of the blood. Funeral servies will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the St. Paul E.U. B. church, Michigan City.

Donnie Myrtle Rockhill
Despondency over the illness of her husband was believed responsible today for the death of Mrs. Donnie Myrtle ROCKHILL, 55, who committed suicide by hanging early Sunday morning in the barn on her farm residence, four miles noth of here on U.S. 31.
The body was found by a daughter, Mrs. Lavern CARNELL, Mishawaka, and her husband who were aroused about 3:30 a.m. when Mrs. Rockhill failed to answer calls from her husband, Evert. Mr. Rockhill has been ill for about a year, following automobile accident injuries.
Mr. and Mrs. Carnell found a note which read "All things must come to an end," and urged the children not to go to the barn. Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, was called and pronounced the death as suicide.
Altough born in Miami county May 2, 1904, Mrs. Rockhill spent most of her life near Argos and was well known in that community.
He parents were Joseph and Minerva MORROW and she was married to Evert ROCKHILL Sept. 7, 1912 at Argos.
An active member of the Methodist church, she is survived by the husband; three daughters, Mrs. CARNELL, Mrs. Dorothy SIPLE, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Kathryn CALVERT, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie STARK, Grabil, Mrs. Maude OVERMAN, Ft. Wayne, and Mrs. Nellie HORNER, Knox; three grandchildren, and one brother, Ralph MORROW, Kokomo.
The body was taken to Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. DST Tuesday. The Rev. A. M. THOMAS, Antioch, will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeal home until time for services.

Sylvia Frances Gault
Sylvia Frances GAULT, 11-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl GAULT, Route 1, Kewanna, drowned in the family bath tub about 8 p.m. Saturday while being bathed by her parents.
Both parents had stepped out of the room for a few minutes to care for the child's brother, Steven [GAULT], 2, when the incident occurred. The child had slipped under water during their absence and efforts to revive her by artificial respiration failed.
Death occurred on the Nelson HIZER farm, about a half mile southwest of Grass Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Hizer, grandparents of the child, were in Kewanna at the time. Coroner Dr. Dean STINSON investigated.
Born Sept. 20, 1948, the baby is also survived by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merit GAULT, Route 1, Kewanna.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Funeral services were scheduled for 3 p.m. (DST), this afternoon, at the E. U. B. church in Grass Creek. The Rev. Cecil SMITH officiated and burial was made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Tuesday, August 16, 1949

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Wednesday, August 17, 1949

Dora Barnett
Mrs. Dora BARNETT, 81, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Keith ANDERSON, in LaPorte. A resident of South Bend, she had been ill 10 months.
Born [Dora FERNBAUGH] near Kewanna Jan. 3, 1868, she was the daughter of Isaac and Annetta FERNBAUGH. She was married to Thomas W. BARNETT Jan 3, 1888, who precedeed her in death several years ago.
She was a member of the South Bend First Methodist church.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ella HINTON, LaPorte; a brother, Henry FERNBAUGH, Leiters Ford; a foster son, Clark BARNETT, Pasadena, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Four sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Methodist Church, LaPorte. The Rev. B. R. LAKE will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. A short service will be held at the grave.

Esta F. Shriver
Esta F. SHRIVER, 57, well known resident of Akron, died at 9:30 Tuesday night in the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of three years.
Mr. Shriver was born on April 5, 1893, the son of David and June (BAER) SHRIVER; and most of his life had been spent in the Akron commnity. He was married on July 12, 1919 in Rochester to Edith KAMP. Mr. Shriver was an employee of the Pike Lumber Co. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Merley-Gray American Legion Post.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Frances SMOKER, Logansport; one son, Gene SHRIVER, Akron; two brothers, Charles [SHRIVER], Rochester and Harley [SHRIVER], Peru; one sister, Mrs. Hazel BUSE, Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home. The Rev. Levi HILL, Silver Lake, will be in charge and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, August 18, 1949

Alva E. McCloughan
Alva E. McCLOUGHAN, 27, of near Akron, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday night in Billings veterans hospital, Indianapolis. The cause of his death has not been determined, although he had been in ill health since the first of June and was taken to the hospital Tuesday.
Mr. McCloughan was born near Burkett on Aug. 29, 1921 the son of Frank and Emma (SECOR) McCLOUGHAN. His boyhood was spent in the Silver Lake community and later his parents moved near Athens. In Benton Harbor, Mich., on April 5, 1947 he was married to Emma MINEY.
He served in the army during World War II from October, 1942 to December 1945 and 2 1/2 years of this time was spent in Australia with the 312th general hospital unit.
Surviving are his wife; three step-children; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCLOUGHAN, of near Athens; three brothers, Albert [McCLOUGHAN], Athens; Maynard [McCLOUGHAN], Akron; Ben [McCLOUGHAN], Burket; three sisters, Mrs. Irene SHAFER, Rochester; Mrs. Minnie ENGLE, Akron, and Miss Elsie [McCLOUGHAN], at home.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Palestine cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home.

Cecil R. Ulerick
Cecil R. ULERICK, 59, passed away at midnight Wednesday night at the Memorial hospital in Logansport. Ill two days, he resided five miles southeast of Fulton, near Twelve Mile.
Born March 29, 1890, in Cass county, he was the son of Martin and Emma STUDEBAKER ULERICK. He was first married March 29, 1911, to Hazel BLACKETOR who died in 1945. On Dec. 25, 1946, he was married to Marie CONRAD.
A member of the Bethlehem Methodist church, he is survived by his second wife; his mother, two sons, Estel [ULERICK], Twelve Mile; Onis [ULERICK], Logansport; a daughter, Zella MOSS, Macy; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three brothers, Harry [ULERICK], Twelve Mile; Forrest [ULERICK], Twelve Mile, and Noble [ULERICK], Hagerstown; one sister, Letha BLORSTEEN, Twelve Mile.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bethlehem Methodist church. The Rev. Robert WILFMAN will officiate and burial will be in the adjacent cemetery.
The body will be returned from the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, to the residence this afternoon where friends may call.

Loy Ross
Loy ROSS, 58, well known Rochester mechanic and one of the former owners of the Ross Foundry Works passed away 1:15 p.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient since last Tuesday. His death was caused by a heart ailment.
Mr. Ross resided at 823 Monroe Street and operated a mechanic's repair shop at the rear of this location.
He is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Myrtle BLACKBURN, of Indianapolis, who is currently on a vacation trip in Wyoming.
Complete obituary reports and funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Friday, August 19, 1949

Herschel E. Goss
A cerebral hemorrhage was blamed today for the death of Herschel E. GOSS, 44, of near Fulton, who died at 8:20 o'clock this morning in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Feb. 27, 1905, in Liberty township, he was the son of Edward and Amelia EASH GOSS and was married Sept. 12, 1938, to Helen MESSINGER.
A 1923 Fulton high school graduate and a member of the Fulton E.U. B. church, he is survived by the wife and three daughters, Louise, Dorothy Ann and Barbara [GOSS], all at home.
The body will be taken from the Ditmire chapel in Fulton to the residence, three miles northwest of Fulton, Saturday at noon. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Bessie Eva Lauterbaugh
Bessie Eva LAUTERBAUGH, 61, died at 10 a.m. today at the home of her niece, Mrs. Dan STULTS, Argos, from a cerebral hemorrhage. She had been in failinghealth several yers.
Born [Bessie Eva MAHASSEY] Sept. 5, 1887, in Walnut, Marshall county, she was the daughter of Edward and Sally MAHASSEY. She was married to Clarence LAUTERBAUGH in 1921 at Bluffton and spent some time in Julopolis, Ill, before moving to Argos.
Survivors include three brothers, Charles MAHASSEY, Oregon; Ernest MAHASSEY, Des Moines, Iowa, and Ora MAHASSEY, Wooster, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1942.
The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Loy Ross
Funeral services for Loy ROSS who passed away Thursday afternoon in Woodlawn Hospital will be held Saturday afternoon two o'clock (DST) at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Ross was born January 6, 1882 in Rochester. His parents, David E. and Sarah (SANDS) ROSS were pioneers of this city and founders of the ROSS Foundry which was located on East 8th street in the building now occupied by the Farm Bureau garage and repair shop. The foundry was operated for a long number of years by the sons of David Ross, and Loy was the last survivor of the family.
He was married to Bertha M. HETZNER on November 3, 1907. His wife preceded in death on Oct. 27, 1927. Following the sale of the Ross Foundry several years ago, Mr. Ross owned and operated a mechanic's repair shop at the rear of his residence on Monroe street. He was regarded as one of the city's best mechanics and welding experts. In his earlier years he was one of the outstanding bicycle racers in the state and made the circuits of the Hoosier fair tracks in such racing events. Mr. Ross was a member of the IOOF lodge.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle BLACKBURN, Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Blackburn and her husband were vacationing in Wyoming when notified of her father's death. They arrived in Rochester Thursday night.

Saturday, August 20, 1949

Bessie Lauterbaugh
Funeral services for Bessie LAUTERBAUGH, who passed away Friday in Argos, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER wil officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery there.

Herschel Goss
Final rites for Herschel GOSS, Fulton, who died Friday morning, will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the residence, three miles northwest of Fulton.
The Rev. M. E. REED will officiate and burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call at the residence.

Evert John Rockhill
Evert John ROCKHILL, 58, whose wife committed suicide last Sunday morning, died at 5 a.m. today at the Parkview hospital in Plmouth.
Ill one year as the result of accident injuries, he was taken to the hospital from his residence four miles north of here shortly after his wife took her own life.
Born Jan. 27, 1891, in Tippecanoe, he was the son of Elmer and Laura ROCKHILL. On Sept. 7, 1912, he was married to Donnie MARROW of Argos.
A farmer, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy SIPLE, Mrs. Laverne CARNELL, both of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Catherine CALVERT, Rochester; his father, Elmer ROCKHILL, Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie BOLINGER, Mrs. Myrtle MILLER, both of Argos, and Mrs. Nellie JOHNSON, Lakeville, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. A. M. THOMAS, Antioch, will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, August 22, 1949

Omer Conger
Omer CONGER, 73, former Rochester blacksmith, committed suicide sometime Saturday night at his residence in the Fromm Building by drinking carbolic acid. He had been in ill health for the past three months.
The body was discoverd by Cloyd MARTIN, North Main street butcher, about 8:15 a.m. Sunday. [Omer] had indicated to Martin Saturday night that he might take his own life, but Martin had tried to discourage him.
Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, invstigaed the death and announced the suicide verdict. The acid was taken from a straw and friends of Conger attributed poverty as the reason for his death.
He was born in Fulton county in 1876, and lived at the residence in the Fromm Building for the past 21 years. There were no near relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. George CRAIG will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Lucy Ellis
Mrs. Lucy ELLIS, 57, died Sunday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ina FIFER. She had been in ill health for the past four years. Prior to coming to Atwood, she resided in Washington and Oregon for a number of years.
Mrs. Ellis was born in Akron, Ind., on Jan. 12, 1892, the daughter of Charles and Laura JOHNSON. Following her marriage to Robert ELLIS, she had resided in the northwest.
Survivors are a son, Dale ELLIS, Spokane, Wash. three daghters, Louise BOSLEY, Seattle, Ore.; Wilma Irene SMITH, Longview, Wash.; Monetias WAITE, San Bernardino, Calif; three brothers, Newton JOHNSON, South Bend; Everett JOHNSON, Yakima, Wash.; Emerson JOHNSON, Athens; six sisters, Mrs. Vida TRACY, Huntly, Ill.; Mrs. Vada MILLER, Sycamore, Ill.; Mrs. Ina FIFER, Atwood; Mrs. Elmer BEATTY, Elkhart; Mrs. Lucille THOMAS, Dowagiac, Mich.; Mrs. Iduma YEATER, Monticello, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Athens E.U.B. church. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.

William Dively
William DIVELY, well known resident of the Grass Creek community died at his home there today. Complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Amelia Robbins
Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia ROBBINS, 72, Mishawaka, and a former Rochester resident, will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Bubb chapel, Mishawaka.
Mrs. Robbins passed away Saturday following a four-month illness. The Rev. Carl BOSSEE will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Fairview cemetery, Mishawaka.

Anna Young
Rochester friends received word of the death of Mrs. Anna YOUNG, which occurred at 12:45 a.m. today at her home in Fort Wayne. She was the widow of the late John YOUNG, manufacturer of Young's Roof Paints, here a score or more years ago.
She is survived by four sons, Harold [YOUNG], of Kokomo; Fred [YOUNG], of Cincinnati; Johnny [YOUNG], of Cleveland, and George YOUNG of Edwardsburg, Mich.

Luther W. Wade
Luther W. WADE, 77, well-known resident of Akron, died at two o'clock Sunday afternoon in his home following a long illness. Death was due to complications.
Mr. Wade was born near Rochester on Oct. 29, 1871, the son of William and Alfretta (CHURCHILL) WADE and all of his life had been spent in Fulton county. On April 27, 1895, he was married to Daisy EMBREE. Mr. Wade for many years was janitor of the Akron grade school. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie BIBLER, Valpraiso; Mrs. Blanche HASKETT, LaPorte; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. A son, Russell "Bud" WADE, preceded in death ten days ago and a daughter, Ruby [WADE], is also deceased.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, August 23, 1949

William F. Dively
Funeral services for William F. DIVELY, 81, farmer living southeast of Grass Creek, will be at 3:30 Wednesday at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
His death Monday at his home followed a two weeks' illness.
Born July 3, 1868, in Ohio, the son of Noah and Catherine PURBAUGH DIVELY, he had lived in Indiana 75 years, 54 of them on his present farm.
Survivors are the wife, Martha HIZER DIVELY, whom he married September 21, 1894; three sons and three daughters: Russell [DIVELY], Grass Creek; George [DIVELY], Great Falls, Montana; Edgar [DIVELY], Rochester, rural route; Mrs. Florence ROUCH, Fulton; Miss Pauline DIVELY, at home; Mrs. Violet SIMPSON, Terre Haute; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. One son, John William DIVELY, died in infancy.
The body is at the residence where friends may call.

John R. Russell
Royal Center, Aug. 23 -- John R. RUSSELL, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence RUSSELL of near Royal Center, was killed instantly at 3:05 p.m. Monday when the motorbike he was riding collided with a truck one mile east of here.
Driver of the truck was Russell M. NETHERCUTT, 49, Lucerne. He told state police who investigated that the youth was looking in another direction and allowed his bike to drift on the wrong side of the road. A check-up substantiated the truck driver's statement.

Wednesday, August 24, 1949

Frank H. Kurtz
Frank H. KURTZ, well-known Fulton county farmer, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Gladys PAUL, in South Bend, following a brief illness.
Born May 12, 1862, in Middle Sandusky, Ohio, he moved to Kewanna in 1894 and later to a farm near Leiters Ford where he resided until recently.
He was married in May, 1888, to Ann R. GARDENER, who preceded him in death.
Other survivors include a son, Darl KIRK, of Waukegan, Ill., Mrs. Rex BARNARD, Culver; Mrs. Marguerite GOODMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Avanelle COWEN, Mishawaka; thirteen grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Owis funeral home, Culver, where a short praer will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. H. J. JOYCE, of the Trinity E.U.B. church will officiate.
The body will be taken to the First Methodist Church, Leiters Ford, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday.
The Rev. ADAMS will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery.

Blanche Viola Wagoner
Mrs. Blanche Viola WAGONER, 64, passed away at her home 11 miles northeast of Rochester, at 4:15 a.m. today. Se had been ill since November.
Born March 17, 1885, in Rochester, she has lived in Fulton county since 1911. On Feb. 9, 1911, she was married to Harry WAGONER in Fostoria, Ohio. Her parents were Frank and Emma ALSPACH BLACK.
A member of the Talma Christian church, she is survived by the husband; a son, Dale WAGONER, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth BENARD, Cleveland; a sister, Ethel SNAPP, Rochester; and five grandchildren.
The body was brought to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Thursday, August 25, 1949

Blanche Viola Wagoner
Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Viola WAGONER, who died Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER, Argos, will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here.

Mary Redinger
Mrs. Mary REDINGER died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rethal LORD in Fort Wayne, this morning at 2:15. Death came to the former Argos resident as the result of a heart ailment. She was 88.
Born in Columbia City July 15, 1861, she lived in Argos all but six years of her life. In 1880 she was married to Charles REDINGER. He preceded her in death in 1927.
A member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, she leaves nine children surviving her. They are: William and Harley [REDINGER] of Warsaw; Fred and Mark [REDINGER] of Argos; Albert [REDINGER] of Rochester, Neil [REDINGER] of Leesburg, Mrs. Olive SWICK of Akron, Mrs. Daisy ZEHNER and Mrs. Rethal LORD of Ft. Wayne. Also surviving are thirty-four grandchildren; forty-seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Harry SLAYBAUGH and the Rev. Kenneth LONG officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body will be taken to the church an hour before the funeral to lie in state. Friends are invited to call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

Gilbert S. Nye
Gilbert S. NYE, 80, retired farmer, committed suicide by hanging about 10:10 a.m. today at his farm residence four miles southwest of Akron. The body was found in the tool shed approximately ten minutes later by an unidentified person.
Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, investigated.
This is the third suicide in Fulton county in less than two weeks. Mrs. Evert ROCKHILL took her own life Aug. 14, and Omer CONGER committed suicide Aug.20.
Born July 1, 1869, in Fulton county, Mr. Nye had lived his entire life in the Akron community. The son of Jonas and Elizabeth (SAMPLE) NYE, he was married to Ida ALSPAUGH Nov. 17, 1887.
A member of the Gleaners lodge, he is survived by the wife; a son, Clifford [NYE], Detroit; a daughter, Mrs. Carmen SPENCER, Indianapolis; thirteen grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Five daughters and two sons preceded him in death.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Infant Miller
An infant son of Harold and Betty ANDERSON MILLER died in Woodlawn hospital at 12:45 a.m. today, shortly after birth.
Survivors include two brothers. The body was taken to the Foster funeral home and graveside services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Richland Center cemetery.

Nellie M. Halterman
Mrs. Nellie M. HALTERMAN, Athens, died Wednesday afternoon at the Lon hospital in Indianapolis, after a nine months illness. She was 63. She was born in Fulton county Jan. 12, 1866, and lived here all her life. Mrs. Halterman was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors are the husband, Ben HALTERMAN; a son and daughter by her first husband, Harold PARKER and Mrs. Fern HAGAR, Indianapolis; three children by her second marriage, Mildred BALL, Tipton, Junior BALL, Kalamazoo, and Glenn BALL, Anderson.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home here. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mary Etta Newcomb
Mrs. Mary Etta NEWCOMB, 79, passed away at 10 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alida GROVE, 535 E. Ninth street, from a heart attack. She had been in ill health several years.
Although born Oct. 7, 1869, in Wabash county, she spent most of her life in Fulton county. She was married to William NEWCOMB, now deceased, in Rochester in 1888.
Her parents were George and Isabelle (ONSTOTT) COOK.
Survivors, bedsides Mrs. Grove, are a son, Dean NEWCOMB; a brother, Avery COOK; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. All are from Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.
Friends may call at the fneral home after noon Friday.

Friday, August 26, 1949

Nellie Halterman
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie HALTERMAN, 63, who died in Indianapolis Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of God.
The Rev. L. E. POWELL will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetry. The body was returned to the residence in Athens at 1 p.m. today from the Foster Funeral home.
Other survivors, not previously listed, include a sister, Mrs. Verdie BROCKEY, and a brother, Ernest BRYANT.

Gilbert S. Nye
Funeral services for Gilbert S. NYE, 80, who committed suicide Thursday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. DST Saturday at the residence, four miles southwest of Akron.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens. The body was moved from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, to the residence this afternoon.
Despondency over ill health was believed to be the cause of the suicide.

Saturday, August 27, 1949

Berniece Pontious
Mrs. Clyde [Berniece] PONTIOUS, 47, passed away 2 a.m. today at her home in Akron. Death resulted from complications following a few days illness. She had been a resident of Akron throughout her entire life.
Berniece M. [SQUIRES], daughter of John and Martha SQUIRES, was born in Akron on May 17, 1902. She was married to Clyde PONTIOUS on November 10, 1920. Mrs. Pontious was a member of the Lincoln Ladies Aid Society.
Surviving are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Glendon HANCOCK, Roann; Mrs. Grace GAGNON, Silver Lake; Miss Gloria [PONTIOUS], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Frank DONKE, South Bend; Mrs. Merie SHOEMAKER, North Liberty; a son, John [PONTIOUS], in the Marine Corps, LaJeume, N.C.; and a brother William SQUIRES, Talma.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Monday, August 29, 1949

Jean Abbott and
Gregory Abbott

A child's blood-stained teddy-bear and a jack-knifed semi-trailer bore mute witness to an accident that took the lives of a mother and son, and critically injured the father Saturday night at 6:20 at the intersetion of State Roads 25 and 31 at the south edge of Rochester.
The dead are Mrs. Jean ABBOTT, 32, and Gregory ABBOTT, her two-year-old son. Randall ABBOTT, 30, driver of the car, is in Woodlawn Hospital after undergoing surgery for internal injuries. At noon today his condition was considered critical.
The driver of the semi, Jesse J. BROWN, 54, was uninjured.
The Abbott car, a 1941 Studebaker, was north bound on 25. It is assumed that Abbott, credit manager of the Palais Royale dress shop in Lafayette, was taking his wife and child on a weekend holiday at the lake. Brown, route 2, Warren, was south bound on 31 going to Peru.
Eyewitnesses said that Abbott apparently did not see the stop sign at the intersection and kept going at about 40 miles an hour. Brown, traveling about 30, attempted to miss the oncoming car, but was unable to swerve and struck the Studebaker at the right front door. Force of the crash threw the car into the driveway of the McMillen Sales and Service, and all three occupants were thrown from the car. Mrs. Abbott and child died of skull fractures.
Brown, an employee of the Highway Dispatch, Inc., for the Marion Trucking Company, was absolved of any blame in the crash. Investigating officers, Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, Deputy Sheriff Deverl HOLLOWAY, State Troopers Estel BEMENDERFER, Elton BODEY, and city patrolmen, Russell MURPHY, Jack KOFRON, and Ben MURPHY, were of the opinion that Brown had done all possible to avoid the accident.
Brown's semi received only minor damage even though he was given credit for jack-knifing the outfit in an attempt to avoid the crash.
Bodies of the two killed in the crash were taken from the Zimmerman funeral home to the Zahn and Schneider Funeral Home in Lafayette.
This was the first fatal accident in Fulton county this year.

Mrs. Cecil R. Smith
Final services for Mrs. Cecil R. SMITH, 60, wife of the Reverend Cecil R. SMITH, pastor of the E..B. church here, will be at the church in Grass Creek at 11 a.m. DST Tuesday and at the Pleasant Chapel EUB church near Roanoke, Ind., at 2:30 CST.
Her death occurred shortly after midnight Friday at her home, after a four year's illness.
Born March 16, 1889, in Paulding county, Ohio, she was the daughter of Reverend Jacob and Lucy KEK, Indianapolis. She was married June 11, 1914.
She spent most of her life in Indiana.
Survivors are the husband; the mother, Mrs. Lucy Kek, Indianapolis; two sons, Cecil R. SMITH, Maywood, Indiana; Herbert W. SMITH, Lafayette; a granddaughter; a brother, Eran R. KEK, business manager of Indiana Central college.
The body is now at the residence where friends may call.

Mrs. Clyde Pontious
Funeral services for Mrs. Clyde PONTIOUS, 47, who died at her home in Akron early Saturday morning, were in the Akron Church of God this afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial was in the Akron cemetery.

Tuesday, August 30, 1949

William H. Thomas
Bluffton, Aug. 30 (INS) - William H. THOMAS, 80 years old, prominent Wells county farmer, died Saturday in Wells County hospital following a long illness. Several weeks ago he underwent an operation for the removal of his right leg.
Born in Fulton county he at one time operated the farms of former Indiana Governor Warren T. McCray near Kentland.
Surviving are ten [sic] children which include Mrs. Maybelle BALLINGER, Indianapolis; Mrs. Ethel KING, Kokomo Albert L. THOMAS and Mrs. Flossie SUMNER of Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Bessie EASTERDAY, Huntington; Mrs. Mildred LAZAEIRE, Churubusco and Gale and Merle [THOMAS], Bluffton.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. today in Toma Funeral Home here with burial in Churubusco.

John Everett Eshelman
Funeral services for John Everett ESHELMAN, 47, a native of Fulton county, who died Friday at Hammond, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral home, Akron.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
A former employee of the Farm Bureau here, Eshelman was born April 28, 1904, in Fulton county, the son of Adam and Ella HENDERSON ESHELMAN. He entered the service in September, 1942, and after being discharged in 1943, moved to Hammond.
Survivors include two brothers, Dever [ESHELMAN], Akron and Charles [ESHELMAN], Bremen; a sister, Mrs. Ruby HYDE, Bremen; and a half-brother, Alvin ESHELMAN, Newton Falls, Ohio.
Friends may call at the fneral home this afternoon.

Wednesday, August 31, 1949

Wayne D. Hadway
Friends have received word of the death of Wayne D. HADWAY, 68, of R.R. 3, Alexandria, which occurrd in St. John's hospital, Anderson, Sunday of injuries suffered in an auto accident Aug. 26. The accident occurred in road 9 four miles north of Anderson.
Hadway, for many years, was a traveling salesman for the Adkis Rogers Company, Indianapolis, lumber dealers. He lived in a home on the north shore of Lake Manitou for ten years. Survivors include two sons.

Thursday, September 1, 1949

Francis Freese
Francis FREESE, who lives two miles southeast of Athens, died in an Indianapolis hospital Wednesday night. The body will be taken to the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

Randall Abbott
A car-trailer accident at the south edge of Rochester Saturday afternoon claimed its third victim at 11:40 a.m. today with the death of Randall ABBOTT, 30, Lafayette.
Abbott's wife, Jean [ABBOTT], 32, and their two-year-old son, Gregory [ABBOTT], were killed instantly when the accident occurred.
Credit manager of the Palais Royale dress shop in Lafayette, Abbott passed away in Woodlawn hospital where he was tkane following the accident.
The family was reportedly enroute to Lake Manitou when the accident occurred.
Driver of the semi, Jesse J. BROWN, 54, an employee of the Highway Dispatch, Inc., for the Marion Trucking Company, was uninjured and exonerated of blame.
Eye witnesses said hat Abbott apparently did not see the stop sign at the intersection of roads 31 and 25, thereby causing the collision.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home and will later be returned to the Schneider funeral home, Lafayette.

Friday, September 2, 1949

Randall M. Abbott
Burial for Randall M. ABBOTT, 30, Lafayette, who died in Woodlawn hospital Thursday from accident injuries, will be made Saturday at St. Patrick's cemetery, Oxford, next to his wife and son.
All three died as the result of a car-truck accident Aug. 24, at the south edge of Rochester. The wife, Regina [ABBOTT], 32, and their son, Gregory [ABBOTT], 2, who were killed instantly, were buried in the Oxford cemetery Wednesday.
Abbott, credit manager for the Palais Royale Dress Shop, Lafayette, was born in Scott county, March 24, 1919. His parents were William and Dora BENNETT ABBOTT.

Genevieve Fern Mueller
An infant daughter of Orto and Cathern MUELLER, of Argos, died at birth Thursday at 1:30 a.m. in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth.
It had been named Genevieve Fern MUELLER. Also surviving the parents, who reside four miles southeast of Argos, are the maternal grandparents, Roy and Fern MILLOW, Argos.
The body was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where short services were held at 2:30 today. The Rev. Ernest TREBER, Argos, officiated, and burial was made in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery, west of Bourbon.

Francis Freese
Funeral services for Francis FREESE, 41, who passed away in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, early Thursday morning, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Athens U. B. Church.
The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, pastor of the Rochester Christian church, will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.
Freese, who resided near Athens, was born in Fulton county on March 20, 1908 the son of Francis (Frank) and Alnora FREESE and all of his life had been spent here.
On Oct. 16, 1937 he was married in South Bend to Miss Irene SAMPSEL, of Rochester. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite in South Bend.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Michael, Phillip and Andrew [FREESE]; seven sisters, Mrs. Hazel WALSH, Mrs. Gladys DAVIS, and Miss Marquise FREESE, all of South Bend; Mrs. Florance BURNS, Rochester; Mrs. Mary Ethel JOCHIM, River Grove, Ill.; Mrs. Annabelle KLINE, Culver and Mrs. Cleo FERNBAUGH, of Munster, Ind.

Edmond A. Beaudette
Edmond A. BEAUDETTE, 67, Baltimore, Md., passed away at 10:15 p.m. Thursday at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Paul MARQUARDT, four miles northeast of here. He had been in bad health for six months and seriously ill since Tuesday.
Born April 17, 1882, in Saginaw, Mich., he was the son of Adolph and Caroline ANTIEL BEAUDETTE. He was married Oct. 14, 1924, to Estel DeLANEY in St. Joseph, Mich.
He was a member of the Nazarene church in Jackson, Mich., and the Elkhart Moose lodge.
Survivors include the wife; a son, Edward R. [BEAUDETTE], Elkhart; a daughter, Monna Jea KEEFER, Baltimore; six step-daughters; one step-son; two sisters, Mrs. Jeannette DeSHOAN and Mrs. Gertrude KEETH, both of Elkhart; and two brothers, Fred [BEAUDETTE], Owosso, Mich., and Henry [BEAUDETTE], of California.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Saturday at the Walley funeral home, Elkhart. The Nazarene minister there will officiate and burial will be at the Prairie Street cemetery, also in Elkhart.
The body will be taken from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to Elkhart Saturday morning.

William A. Oatess
William A. OATESS, 81, died this morning at 6:15 in the Rochester Nursing Home. His death was attributed to complications. He had been ill for several years but his condition had become worse in the last few days. He had been residing in the home of his son, Russell OATESS, of this city, for the past three years.
Born May 20, 1868, he was the son of John A. and Elizabeth Ann SCHOFF OATESS, of Marion. He was married in 1893 at LaFontain to Anna Elizabeth RUDICEL. She preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 1933.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church at Twelve Mile. he came to Rochester from Andrews, Ind., three years ago.
Survivors include his son, Russell; four daughters, Mrs. Esther ABBOTT, of Star City; Mrs. Clara A. WERTZ, of Van Wert, Ohio, Mrs. Nellie STRAUCH, of Logansport, and Mrs. Mary WENDLER, of Rochester; two half-brothers, Roy TALMADGE, of Dayton, Ohio and Abijah COX, of Kent, Ohio.
Funeral services will be a 3 p.m. Monday in the Methodist church at Andrews with the Rev. Thomas LUKE being assisted by the Rev. George MANLY. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Andrews. The body will lie in state at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Previous to that it will be in the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.

Saturday, September 3, 1949

Elmer E. Cook
Final rites for Elmer E. COOK, 64, a native of Fulton county, will be held Monday in South Bend where he passed away Friday morning. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Kewanna.
Cook was principal of Jefferson school in South Bend and was a farmer and a teacher in Fulton county for many years before leaving in 1934.
He was the son of Oliver and Margaret WILSON COOK and was a member of the First Methodist church at South Bend.
Survivors are the wife, the fomer Grace CLIFFORD; a son, Robert [COOK]; a daughter, Mrs. Lois HARDY, South Bend; two brothers and two sisters, Charles [COOK], Madison, Ind., Hugh [COOK], of here; Mrs. Nettie HEIMBURGER, Lafayette; Mrs. Mabel COSTELLO, Michigan City; three grandchildren.

Jerry Ulch
Funeral services for Jerry ULCH, 73, who died in Michigan this week, will be Monday afternoon at 2 in the Fulton United Brethren Church. Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.
The deceased was brought up in Fulton County but moved to Michigan in 1906. His wife was the former Daisy BAILEY ULCH.

Monday, September 5, 1949

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 6, 1949

John E. Slaybaugh
Funeral services for John E. SLAYBAUGH, 64, of 314 Clayton street, this city, were held 2 p.m. todayat the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, half-brother of the former, officiated and burial was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Slaybaugh suffered a cerebral hemorrhage 4:30 a.m. Sunday while on duty as a telegrapher in the C. & O. Railroad tower, English Lake, Ind. He had presence of mind to throw all the switches on "red" before he succumbed. Trainmen found his body a short time later.
The son of Joseph and Sarah Adilade (WHITTENBERGER) SLAYBAUGH, he was born Jan. 24, 1885 in the Mt. Zion neighborhood. He was thrice married, first to Beatrice HUNTER, on July 2, 1902; second to Mary MENEELEY, in 1941, and then to Olive BROWN, on May 9, 1943. Mr. Slaybaugh was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church and the Brotherhood of Railroad Telegraphers.
Surviving are the wife, at home; three sons, Charles [SLAYBAUGH], of South Bend, John and Joseph [SLAYBAUGH] of Rochester; five daughters, Mrs. Doris BENSON, Mrs. Effie GINTHER, Miss Olive SLAYBAUGH, Mrs. Sarah WOODS, all of this city; Mrs. Betty REX of Fort Wayne; a half-brother, The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, twenty-one grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Joseph [SLAYBAUGH] of Akron, and Carl [SLAYBAUGH] of Macy.
Also surviving are the following stepchildren: Hobart WHITE, of Peru; Walter B. WHITE, Camp Campbell, Ky.; Peter A. WHITE, of Winamac; Robert WHITE, Rochester; William BROWN and Jerry BROWN, this city; Mrs. Varda GREEN, of Leiters Ford; Mrs. Clidia ADAMS, South Bend; Mrs. Maxine FLYNN, Rochester; Mrs. Ada Ruth NORRIS, of Walkerton, and Mrs. Betty GINTHER, of this city.

Gordon Duane Kline
Gordon Duane KLINE, infant son of Rev. Cecil and Helen ROYER KLINE of 1213 Elm street, died in Woodlawn hospital Monday morning at 1 a.m. He was born September 2, 1949.
Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Loretta and Glenda [KLINE], at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel ROYER of Frankfort.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 today in the Kline residence. The Rev. Leonard FLETCHER of Fulton will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Frank Stahl
Frank STAHL, 90, a life long resident of Leiters Ford, died in Dukes Hospital in Peru, Saturday morning at 10. Death was attributed to complications after an illness of four months. He was a retired farmer.
Born Dec. 13, 1858 in Fulton County he lived and farmed here all his life. His parents were Samuel and Mary STAHL and he married Sept. 1, 1881. His wife, [Malinda] SALES, preceded him in death.
Survivors include one son, Vern [STAHL] of Huntington; two daughters, Mrs. Bessie TAYLOR of Chicago, and Mrs. Carl HAY of Mexico, Ind.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were this afternoon at the Leiters Ford Methodist Church with the Rev. George CANCE as pastor. Burial was in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Nora L. Fultz
Mr. Nora L. FULTZ, widow of former Sheriff of Fulton county, Edward FULTZ, passed away 2:30 a.m. Monday at her home 921 Jefferson street, this city. She had been ill for over a year and her condition became critical last June. Mrs. Fultz had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
She was born October 1, 1869 in Rochester, the daughter of Andrew J. and Sarah (HAIMBAUGH) HOLMES. All of her life was spent in Rochester and vicinity. On October 23, 1887 she was married to Edward S. FULTZ, at Rochester. Mrs. Fultz was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and the Order of Eastern Star.
A daughter, Mildred [FULTZ], is the sole survivor.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Frank BRIGGS of Delphi will officiate and interment will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will be removed from the Fultz residence to the funeral home Wednesday noon.

Wednesday, September 7, 1949

Madeline Martin Schilling
Final rites for Mrs. Madeline MARTIN SCHILLING, 39, a native of Fulton county, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pleasant View Baptist church, 1 1/2 miles north of Wren, Ohio.
Mrs. Schilling passed away Monday afternoon following a six months illness.
Born Oct. 16, 1909, near Fulton, she was the daughter of George S. and Lizzie MARTIN and was a graduate of the Fulton high school. She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist church, Wren, and was married Feb. 13, 1943, to Arden L. SCHILLING, of Decatur.
Survivors are the husband, one daughter, Carolyn Sue [SCHILLING], and a brother, Zephere MARTIN, Fulton.

Elmer Beck
Elmer BECK, 86, former Justice of the Peace, died at 6 a.m. today at his home in Fulton from a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been ill one week.
Born near Macy March 7, 1863, he was quite active in Republican politics. His parents were John and Celah NICHOLS BECK, and he was married in Rochester in 1937 to Grace ONETH.
A member of the Fulton E.U.B. church, he is survived by the wife and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ditmire chapel, Fulton, and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.

C. J. Albert Knickelbine
Funeral services for C. J. Albert KNICKELBINE, 72, who died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m. DST.
The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, assisted by the IOOF will officiate and burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Knickelbine, who resided at 1212 Franklin Avenue, had been ill for three months. He was a retired gas plumber for the Northern Indiana Power Company and a prominent member of the IOOF lodge here, belonging to the Rochester Encampment, Patriarch's Militant Canton Barnet No. 36 and the Evergreen Rebekahs No. 57. He was also a member of the Christian church.
Born in LaPorte March 12, 1877, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles KNICKELBINE, he was married to Addie E. AMES Sept. 17, 1903, at Door Village.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Howard [KNICKELBINE], West Lafayette; Chester [KNICKELBINE], Lafayette, and Harold [KNICKELBINE], Pueblo, Colo.; one daughter, Mrs. Kathryn WOODCOX, Bismark, N.D., and eleven grandchildren.
Also surviving are a brother, Fred [KNICKELBINE], Niles, Mich.; a half-brother, Carl [KNICKELBINE], Rolling Prairie, Ind., and a half-sister, Marie [KNICKELBINE], Marion, Ind.
Local Odd Fellows will convene at the IOOF Hall at 1:30 p.m. Thursday to make preparations for the funeral services.

Thursday, September 8, 1949

Joseph Martin
Funeral services for Joseph MARTIN, elderly brother of Emile "Pop" MARTIN, owner of the Brass Rail, were this afternoon in Kokomo . Mr. Martin died Tuesday of complications.

Friday, September 9, 1949

Mrs. Arthur Tomson
Rochester friends early today received word that Mrs. Arthur TOMSON, of Wabash, was killed in an auto accident near Noblesville, Thursday night. Her husband is in a Noblesville hospital with serious injuries. They were enroute to their farm home south of Wabash after attending the Indiana State Fair.
Mr. Tomson, who is president of the Chester White Swine Record Association of this city, has visited here on numerous occasions and has many friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county. For many years he served as swine judge at practically alll of the state fairs in the mid-western states.

Dr. Eugene E. Willsey
Dr. Eugene E. WILLSEY, 77, prominent Argos dentist, passed away at 6 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth. Death was attributed to complications from a fractured hip which he sustained in a fall late last year.
Born March 25, 1872, in Carroll County, Illinois, he was graduated from the Sterling high school there in 1891. He taught school three years and then attended the University of Iowa. In 1897 he was graduated from the Northwestern University School of Dentistry and moved to Argos Nov. 1 of the same year to start his practice.
He was married at his residence, 216 N. Michigan street, Argos, Nov. 6, 1903, to Rose E. STAFFORD, and belonged to the following organizations: Argos Masonic Lodge No. 399, F. and A.M., of which he served as master four different years; South Bend Consistory, receiving all 32 degrees; Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine Temple; Marshall County Dental Association; First Baptist church, Sterling, Ill.; the Argos Citizens Band, serving 40 years.
He served several terms as a member of the Argos school board, and taught the Plus Ultra Sunday School class at the Argos Methodist church for the past 37 years.
The son of Ira and Orinda WILLSEY, he is survived by the wife, Rose, and several nieces and nephews.
The body was returned to the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where services will be held at 3 p.m. (DST) Sunday. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN, pastor of the Argos Methodist church, will officiate, and he will be laid to rest in the family mausoleum at the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouh.
The Argos Masonic Lodge No. 399 will conduct services at the cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time for services.

Saturday, September 10, 1949

Edna Dunlap
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in the [Macy] Methodist church for Mrs. Edna DUNLAP, widow of the late Rev. C. E. DUNLAP. She was found Saturday morning by Mrs. Carl CARPENTER, who had gone to Mrs. Dunlap's house on business. Mrs. Dunlap had been in poor health for months.

Monday, September 12, 1949

[no obits]

Tuesday, September 13, 1949

Paul E. Marquardt
Paul E. MARQUARDT, 59, passed away at his home four miles northeast of here at 7:15 a.m. today, following a five months illness. Death was cased by cancer.
He was born in Elkhart Aug. 18, 1890, and lived there until moving to Fulton county in July, 1943. He was the oldest son of William and Caroline (RIEBE) MARQUARDT, both deceased.
During his residency in Elkhart he was employed at various band instrument factories and was last employed in Elkhart in the engineering department of the International Detrola Corp. He was employed at the Rochester Metal products as a pattern worker prior to his illness.
On Sept. 12, 1930, he was married to Mrs. Dorothy GILBERT of Elkhart who survives as do three children of a former marriage. They are Walter E. [MARQUARDT], of Elkhart, Mrs. Glen (Estel) HORN, of Bristol, and Arthur P. [MARQUARDT], of Oak Ridge, Tenn. A stepson, John GILBERT, of Dowagiac, Mich., also survives. There is a sister, Mrs. Garfield (Emma) ESHELMAN, of Fort Wayne and a brother, William [MARQUARDT], of Indianapolis, eight grandchildren, three nieces and two nephews.
His body is at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. (DST), Thursday. The Elkhart Lodge No. 500 of the Loyal Order of Moose will be in charge of the services. Mr. Marquardt was a charter member of this lodge, and he belonged to the Legion of the Moose. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 14, 1949

Charles B. Holloway
Charles B. HOLLOWAY, 77, who resided one-half mile west of Talma, died at 12:30 this morning in his home. He had been ill one week, and death was attributed to complications.
Born Aug. 12, 1872 in Fulton county, his parents were Samuel and Emma HOLLOWAY. He was maried to Rettie May BRYANT in 1901 at Mentone. Mr. Holloway was a thrasher of grain. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving him are his wife, four sons, Omer, Herman and Samuel [HOLLOWAY] of Talma; James [HOLLOWAY] of Mentone; daughters, Mrs. Irene HYDE, of Warsaw, Mrs. Agnes JORDON, of South Bend, Mrs. Berle CLEMENTS, of Fulton, Mrs. Elsie DAY, of Sparta, Mich., Mrs. Edith MILKOVICH, and Mrs. Pauline OGVIRECK, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; twenty one grandchildren and one [great]-grandchild. Two half-sisters and one daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster funeral home. The Rev. William HOWARD will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.

Thursday, September 15, 1949

Charles B. Holloway
Funeral services for Charles B. HOLLOWAY will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Talma Christian church instead of the Foster Funeral Home as previously announced. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery near Talma. The body will be taken from the funeral home to the church at one p.m. Friday. Friends may call at Fosters' until 1 p.m. Friday.

Della L. Emmons
Mrs. Della L. EMMONS, 81, of Talma passed away 9:00 o'clock Thursday morning at Woodlawn hospital. She had been in ill health for over a year. She made her home with her daughter Mrs. Olin WAGONER, who resides nine miles northeast of this city. Mrs. Emmons had a host of friends throughout Newcastle township where she resided for nearly all of her life.
Born March 9, 1868 in Delaware county, Ohio, she was the daughter of Edward and Emma TIPPY. She was married to Jesse W. EMMONS on December 17, 1885 at Talma. Mrs. Emmons was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Survivors are the daugher, Mrs. Wagoner; two sisters, Mrs. Eva FOORE, of Rochester; Mrs. Ida SCOTT, of Lebanon, Mo., two brothers, Frank and Lee TIPPY, of this city; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. A. L. THOMAS, of Antioch, Ind. will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Friday, September 16, 1949

George Warren Hattery
George Warren HATTERY, 93, died at his Akron home at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, following a three-weeks illness. Death was attributed to pneumonia.
Born Aug. 28, 1856, in Auglaize county, Ohio, he had lived in Akron for the past 50 years. He was the son of Daniel and Jane HATTERY and on Feb. 6, 1876, was married to Mary Louise LAMBERT.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Fred KRIEGHBAUM, Elkhart, and Mrs. Rosa Belle COX, Akron; a brother, Frank [HATTERY], of Plymouth; and twenty-four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Omega church, southwest of Akron. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz fneral home, Akron, after 12 noon, Saturday.

Saturday, September 17, 1949

Harold Bechtelhiemer
Colorado State Policeman Harold BECHTELHIEMER, 39, former Akron resident, was shot to death while on duty at Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday morning, according to reports received here today.
Bechtelhiemer, who lived in Akron when he was a youth, is survived by his wife, Helen [BECHTELHIEMER], and their two children, Janet and Mickey [BECHTELHIEMER]; his mother, Itha [BECHTELHIEMER], Roann; two brothers, Vernon [BECHTELHIEMER], Veedersburg, and Roy [BECHTELHIEMER], Roann; and a sister, Treva [BECHTELHIEMER], of Colorado.
The body will be returned to Warsaw Sunday evening and funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. DST, Monday at the Bender funeral home, North Manchester. Burial plans are incomplete. The policeman had many friends in the Akron community.

Alberta Vayett
Miss [Alberta VAYETT], 28, a resident of Macy for the past 16 years, died while enroute to the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, this morning.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Tuesday at the Macy Methodist church. The Rev. Darrell TAGGART will officiate and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico, Ind.

Monday, September 19, 1949

Florence Eveline Engel
Mrs. Florence Eveline ENGEL, 74, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James CALDWELL at Lake Bruce. She had been ill five weeks.
Born March 7, 1875, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of F. M. and Carolyn FINLEY BRUCE. Her husband, Frank [ENGEL], preceded her in death eight years ago.
Surviving are the following children:
Oscar [ENGEL], California; George Edward, Arthur, Chester E., James, Cecil [ENGEL], Mrs. Frances HURLBERT, and Mrs. Caldwell, all of Kewanna, Mrs. C. W. JENKINS, Benton Harbor, Mich., Mrs. Stella KISSINGER, Flint, Mich.
Two brothers, Minst BRUCE, Rensselaer, and Don [BRUCE], Culver, and two sisters, Mrs. Della GARDNER, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Mary BIXLER, Culver, also survive. There are twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren, surviving also.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, and burial will be at the Greenland cemetery, Lake Bruce. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Alberta Vayett
Funeral services for Mrs. [Alberta VAYETT], 28, Macy, who died Saturday enroute to an Indianapolis hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Tuesday at the Macy Methodist church.
Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver. The Rev. Darrell TAGGART will officiate and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. The body will lie in state at the church at 10 a.m. Tuesday until time for services.
Born in Richmond, May 9, 1921, she was the daughter of Warren and Ella OWEN VAYETT and had resided in Macy for the past 16 years. She was an employee of the Bryan Manufacturing Company, Peru.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Albert HOLLAND, Macy; the mother, Mrs. Warren VAYETT, and a brother, Ralph VAYETT.

Mrs. Daniel Barkey
Mrs. Daniel BARKEY, 74, former resident of Kewanna, died suddenly Saturday at her home in North Judson, where she moved several years ago.
Survivors include the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Sophia BAUMAN, Kewanna; three sons, Robert [BARKEY], Calumet City, Herman [BARKEY], St. Louis, and John [BARKEY], Indianapolis; two brothers, James HUBENY, Sr., Kewanna, and John HUBER [?], North Judson; and one sister, Mrs. Sophia KREJCI, Cleveland.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Catholic church in San Pierre and burial will be in the North Judson cemetery. Friends may call at the Barkey residence.

Tuesday, September 20, 1949

Rose Van Meter
Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Van METER, 76, who died at her home in Kewanna Monday afternoon, will be held at the Harrison Funeral Home there at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Henry BULGER, Kewanna, will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
A native of Ross county, Ohio, she was born Oct. 8, 1872, the daughter of Alfred and Mary BARKLEY DOWNS. Most of her life had been spent in the Kewanna community. Her husband, Hugh Van METER, preceded her in death.
She was a Gold Star mother, one son, Frank [Van METER], having died in World War I. Two other children died in infancy.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter, Charles and George [Van METER], Kewanna, Mrs. Gladys LOUDERBACK, Fulton; two grandchildren, Sue and Charles Van METER, Kewanna; one brother and two sisters, Clifford DOWNS, Hammond;; Mrs. Carrie BURNS and Miss Grace DOWNS, Grass Creek.

Wednesday, September 21, 1949

Frank E. Peterson
Frank E. PETERSON, 63, Long Beach, Calif., died Tuesday morning following a major operation. He entered the California hospital ten days ago.
His father, Charles J. PETERSON, and brothers Clarence, Ransford and Boyd [PETERSON] flew to the west coast this morning to attend the funeral.
Born April 24, 1886, in Fulton county, he attended school near Marshtown, but spent most of his earlier life in Newcastle township. He attended high school at Talma.
The son of Charles J. and Katie PETESON, he is suvived by his wife, Dola MILLER PETERSON, and one son, Deverle [PETERSON], of California; one granddaughter; his father, Charles; and five brothers, Clarence, Ransford, Boyd, Joe and Walter [PETERSON]; and two sisters, Mrs. Jay LONG and Mrs. Raymond ROGERS, all of Rochester.
His mother preceded him in death in 1937.
The deceased and Mrs. Peterson lived on a farm in Henry township from 1908 until 1922, when they moved to California. The have made several trips back to Indiana, the last one this year. Burial will be made in California.

Frank R. McCarter
Frank R. McCARTER, prominent citizen, passed away 5:30 Tuesday evening at his home 325 West 7th street, this city. His death was attributed to a heart attack suffered a short time previously. Mr. McCarter had recently undergone major surgery at Woodlawn Hospital, and was believed to be improving when he suffered the fatal seizure.
He was a director and vice-president of The First National Bank, this city, and had a host of friends throughout Fulton and surrounding counties.
A life resident of Fulton county he was born February 16, 1872, son of William and Catherine HAIMBAUGH McCARTER. On October 5, 1893 he was married to Annie GREGSON, in this city. Mr. McCarter was active in the banking business in Rochester until his retirement in January of 1946. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge; Masons, Odd Fellows Lodge No. 47, Mt. Horeb Encampment, No. 24 and the Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Burdell LEITER, of this city; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY assisted by the Rochester IOOF Lodge No. 47 will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.
Members of the IOOF lodge are requested to meet at the hall at 1:30 p.m. to attend the final rites in a body.

Thursday, September 22, 1949

[no obits]

Friday, September 23, 1949

Noah Harvey Wagoner
Funeral services for Noah Harvey WAGONER, 68, who died at his home southwest of Culver Thursday evening, will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) Sunday at the Easterday funeral home, Culver.
The Rev. Hardrige SEXTON will officiate and burial will be in the Culver cemetery.
A native of Fulton county, Wagoner was born near Leiters Ford in 1881 and lived there until he moved to Marshall county 30 years ago.
Survivors include the wife, Nettie [WAGONER]; a son, William [WAGONER], Culver; two daughters, Mrs. Erma SPURLOCK, Goodland, and Mrs. Myra GEISELMAN, Culver; a sister, Hettie STURGEON, Logansport, and ten grandchildren.

Saturday, September 24, 1949

Sherman Reed
Funeral services for Sherman REED, 62, who died at his home three miles west of Fulton, Friday night, will be held at the residence at 2 p.m. Monday.
The Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. The body was taken to the Ditmire chapel, Fulton.
He was born in Liberty county April 1, 1887, the son of Samuel and Agnes DAY REED. Sept. 14, 1907, he married Bessie EYTCHESON.
Surviving are the wife, four daughters, Mrs. Esther CONLEY, Mrs. Mildred DICE, Mrs. Ruby WILDERMUTH and Mrs. Betty KERBY, all of Fulton; a son, Don [REED], at home; one brother, Calvin [REED], Culver; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arwesta Sheward
Mrs. Arwesta SHEWARD, 90, a pioneer resident of this community, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Van TRUMP, 214 West 11th street, where she had resided for the past nine years. She had been in ill health for two years and bedfast for the last six months.
Through her activities in church and club work, Mrs. Sheward had made a host of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties.
She was born Aug. 17, 1859, on a farm near Knox, Ind., and had resided in Rochester since 1896, coming here from Culver. Her parents were David and Susannah (PEEPLES) HAY. She was twice married, first to Frank M. HULSE to which union two children were born, and second to Benjamin Franklin SHEWARD.
Mrs. Sheward was the oldest member of the Rochester Christian church, and also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; the Rochester O. E. S. and the W. B. A. She was honored with a gold pin in the latter organization in 1948 for 50 years of membership.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Fay Van TRUMP, this city; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lucille SHEWARD FUNSETT, of Deerfield, Wis.; a foster daughter, Mrs. Hilda TIDMAN, of San Diego, Calif; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lillian WITCHERS, of Las Vegas, Nev. A son, Earl W. HULSE, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Christian church with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be returned from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home this evening to the Van Trump residence, where friends may call.

Monday, September 26, 1949

[no obits]

Tuesday, September 27, 1949

Arwesta Sheward
Out of town relatives who attended the final rites for Mrs. Arwesta SHEWARD, Monday were Mrs. Herbert FUNSETT, Deerfield, Wis.; Miss Arwesta Ruth FUNSETT, Milwaukee; Mrs. Helen RHODES and Mrs. Harry SPEYER, both of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Harry HISSONG, LaPorte and Mr. and Mrs. Howard COCHRAN, Detroit.

Mrs. Phillip P. Parker
Mrs. Phillip P. PARKER, 52, a native of Rochester, passed away in Columbus, Ohio, Friday. Death was de to ptomaine poisoning.
Mrs. MILLER [sic], daughter of the late Dr. W. F. and Sarah Ellen KIRKENDALL, was a graduate of Rochester high school.
Survivors include the husband; a son, George Robert CARLSON, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. W. W. FREE, Cleveland; two brothers, Raymond [KIRKENDALL], Cincinnati, and Hugh KIRKENDALL, Rochester.

Wednesday, September 28, 1949

[no obits]

Thursday, September 29, 1949

John P. Sanders
John P. SANDERS, 53-year-old resident of Kewanna, died at his home this morning. He had been ill 2 1/2 years.
Born in Highland County, O., on Dec. 3, 1895, he came here from Hammond. Married to Jannett WHITTAKER in Indiana on Sept. 4, 1915, Sanders was a retired plumber. His parents were R. Albert and Anna TEMPLE SANDERS. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Surviving him are three children, Virginia GRANT of Logansport, John T. SANDERS of Chicago and Patricia [SANDERS] at home. Also surviving are his parents of Kokomo; two brothers, Joe and Glen [SANDERS] of Kokomo, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary ORR and Mrs. Ruth BREWSTER also of Kokomo.
Funeral services will be in the Harrison Funeral Home Chapel at Kewanna Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. The Rev. W. R. SALE will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery. It will be a Masonic service.

Friday, September 30, 1949 to Saturday, October 1, 1949

[no obits]

Monday, October 3, 1949

Ross O. Norman
Ross O. NORMAN, 60, a former resident of Rochester died Sunday at his home in Kokomo, following a two years illness from a heart ailment. Mr. Norman is a brother of Mrs. William ZIMMERMAN, of this city, and had many friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
He was born on a farm in the Mt. Zion neighborhood, the son of Miles O. and Martha E. NORMAN. He was married to Elsie SMITH, who preceded him in death, and later he was married while residing in Kokomo. Mr. Norman learned the barbers trade in Rochester and moved to Kokomo in 1916. He was forced to retire in 1947 on account of ill health.
He is survived by a son, Lieut. Col. Roscoe L. NORMAN, of the U. S. Army, who is currently taking a course at the University of Pittsburgh for service in the Intelligence Department of the U. S. Army.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Ellers chapel, Kokomo. Burial will be in Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo. Mr. and Mrs. William ZIMMERMAN and other relatives from Rochester and vicinity will attend the final rites.

Pearl Enyart
Miss Pearl ENYART, 59, committed suicide some time Saturday or early Sunday at her home in the 1600 block on Wallace St.
The body was found by City patrolman Porter RHODES about 4 p.m. Sunday after a sister, Mrs. Edna ZEIDER, of the Kewanna community, became suspicious. Mrs. Zeider had been at the home on Wallace street earlier in the morning, but found no one home.
It is believed that Miss Enyart took poison, but the reason for her death could not be explained by neighbors.
Born Oct. 15, 1890, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of John and Mary Jane ENYART. She moved to Rochester eighteen years ago from Metea.
Other survivors, besides Mrs. Zeider, include another sister, Mrs. O. E. FITCH, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. H. M. SAGARSEE will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
This is the fourth suicide in Fulton county in the past few months.

Tuesday, October 4, 1949 to Thursday, October 6, 1949

[no obits]

Friday, October 7, 1949

Geneva Wakley
Mrs. Geneva WAKLEY, 82, a former resident of Akron, died at 9 a.m. Thursday at an Angola nurses home. She had been ill several years.
Born Nov. 15, 1866, in Lebanon, she was the daughter of Tilman H. and Synthia (TROUT) BROCK and was married to Manford WAKLEY July 29, 1892. He passed away in 1931.
Survivors include two daugthers, Mrs. Florence LINENDILL, Orland, Mrs. Zazel MISHLER, Culver; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; four children preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call after this evening at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.

David C. Swihart
David C. SWIHART, prominent retired farmer of Newcastle township, passed away 10:30 Friday morning at Woodlawn hospital. He underwent a major operation Wednesday and failed to rally. Mr. Swihart had been in failing health for the past several months.
During 1942 to 1948 he was a member of the Fulton county board of commissioners. Mr. Swihart had a host of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties and always took an active interest in the religious and civic affairs of this community.
Born April 23, 1872 in Putnam County, Ohio, he was the son of Eli and Laura (CULVER) SWIHART. He came to Indiana in 1882 and for many years has been a resident of the Talma community. His first marriage was to Molly DREW in 1896, she preceding in death in 1935. In 1937 he was married to Fay EMMONS. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement a few years ago.
Mr. Swihart was a member of the Brethren church of Tiosa.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Melvin SWIHART, superintendent of the Kokomo city schools; two daughters, Mrs. Velma KROUSE, Argos; Mrs. Ruth BAILEY, Rochester; a brother, Mel SWIHART, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Della MARKLEY, Argos; Mrs. Ida HODGES, South Bend; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday 2 p.m. at the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. Loren LEMMERT officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut cemetery. The body will be removed from the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd KROUSE, five miles southeast of Argos, where friends may call after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, October 8, 1949

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Monday, October 10, 1949

Effie Robinson
Mrs. Effie ROBINSON, 86, passed away Sunday 11:15 a.m. at her home in Akron. She had been critically ill for three days. Mrs. Robinson had been a resident of Akron for the past 30 years and has many friends throughout the eastern sections of the county.
Born April 15, 1863 in Kosciusko county, the daughter of Charles and Sarah (ADAMS) HOSMAN, she resided for many years in the vicinity of Yellow Creek Lake. She was married to John ROBINSON who preceded her in death in 1920. Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors are a daughter, Miss Alvada [ROBINSON] at home; a son, Ray [ROBINSON], of Silver Lake; a brother, Charles HOSMAN, of Myrtle Point, Ore.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Addie PATTERSON, of Amarillo, Texas and Mrs. Rose WRIGHT of Seattle Wash.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron. Rev. Ira FENSTERMACHER will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body will be removed from the residence to the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Her friends may call at either place.

Rezina Ann Carpenter
Funeral services for Mrs. Rezina Ann CARPENTER, 80, Akron, who passed away Friday night, were scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at the residence.
The Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER officiated and burial was made in the Akron cemetery.
Death was due to complications and followed an illness of three weeks.
Mrs. Carpenter was born Feb. 5, 1869, in Miami county, the daughter of Dr. Henry and Elizabeth CLYMER. She was married to George CARPENTER Oct. 27, 1892.
Survivors include the husband; a son, Walter [CARPENTER], South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl BUSHONG, Los Angeles; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, October 11, 1949

Thomas O. Downey
Thomas O. DOWNEY, 63, Rochester, died this morning at the Veterans hospital in Marion. He had been ill for approximately 20 years.
A World War I veteran, he was the son of John and Mary DOWNEY.
Suvivors include the following brothers and sisters: George DOWNEY, Zena KLISE, Goldie BUMBARGER, of Rochester, John [DOWNEY], California, Benjamin [DOWNEY], California, J. D. DOWNEY, Gary, and Mary DANIELS, South Bend.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home here pending funeral arrangements.

Wednesday, October 12, 1949

Thomas O. Downey
Funeral services for Thomas O. DOWNEY, who died Tuesday in Marion, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral Home.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Aubra M. Emmons
Aubra M. EMMONS, 54, of 316 West 5th street, this city, passed away at 6:10 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. He had been a patient at the hospital since Monday evening. Death was attributed to a heart ailment from which he had suffered for the past six years. His condition became serious about six weeks ago and gradually grew worse.
Mr. Emmons had been a resident of this community throughout his entire life and had a legion of friends in both Fulton and adjacent counties. For the past 31 years he has been employed as a clothing salesman at the Racket Clothing store, this city.
Born June 11, 1895 in Richland township, he was the son of Orlando and Harriett (HAYS) EMMONS. He was a graduate of the Richland Center H. S. and the Rochester Normal University and later attended the Valparaiso College. On November 29, 1922, he was married to Verla GRANDSTAFF at South Bend.
Mr. Emmons was a member of the Rochester Methodist Church and the American Legion Post. He was quite active in the affairs of the Legion until failing health forced his retirement from active offices in that organization. He served with the U. S. armed forces during World War I with five months of overseas service.
Surviving are his wife: a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence BROWN; a granddaughter, Susan BROWN, all of this city; a brother Harley EMMONS, Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Naomi TRIMBLE, of Plymouth, Mich., and Mrs. George HALDY, of this city. A brother, Charles E. EMMONS, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday 3 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Thomas LUKE will be in charge of the services and members of the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion will assist in the rites. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.
The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, October 13, 1949 to Saturday, October 15, 1949

[no obits]

Monday, October 17, 1949

Max D. Kuhn
Funeral services for Max D. KUHN, 50, who committed suicide Saturday at his father's farm near Akron, were scheduled at 1:30 p.m. today in the Akron Methodist church.
The Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER officiated and burial was made in the Akron cemetery.
Kuhn was found about noon on Saturday by his wife who went looking for him when he was late returning to his farm, a short distance from his father's farm.
Reason for the suicide was attributed to despondency over all health by Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner.
Born in the Akron community Jan. 25, 1890, he was the son of Henry Alvin and Ida KUHN. On March 26, 1920, he was married in Detroit to Etta VICKERY. He was a member of the Akron Methodist church and has been active in AAA affairs in Fulton County.
Survivors include the wife; the father, Henry A. KUHN; a son, Neil [KUHN], Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Norma Jean BURNS, Akron; two brothers, Cecil [KUHN], South Bend and Arthur H. [KUHN], Akron; a sister, Mrs. Ethel McHATTAN, Winchester; four grandchildren. His mother was killed in an automobile accident two years ago.

Edna M. Herrell
Mrs. Edna M. [JEFFRIES] PHEBUS [HERRELL], 41, died at 3:25 a.m. Sunday at her home, 114 Logan Street, Argos. She had been ill two years.
Born Dec. 18, 1887, near Talma, she spent her entire life in Marshall and Fulton counties. The daughter of William and Cymanthia JEFFRIES, she first married Arthur PHEBUS who died in 1921. In 1924, she was married to George A. HERRELL.
A member of the Argos Church of God, she is survived by the husband; a daughter, by her first marriage, Mrs. Edith HITE; two grandchildren, Joanna and Shirley HITE, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Cora ADAMS, Argos; two brothers, several nieces and nephews and three children preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. William MANGUN, Plymouth, will officiate and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
The body was removed from the funeral home to the residence Sunday evening where friends may call until 10 a.m. Tuesday. At that time it will be returned to the funeral home for services in the afternoon.

Ida Faylor
Mrs. Ida FAYLOR, who lived to be one hundred years old and was still able to talk about it died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday in the Rochester Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the past four years. Born May 21, 1849, in New York state, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George ROCKWELL. The family moved to Starke county when she was still young and she spent much of her life there.
A teacher as well as an artist, she married George FAYLOR, a prosperous farmer and teacher, at San Pierre when she was 46. He passed away in 1919.
She had remarkably good health throughout most of her life, but had been ill with influenza for several days.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home Tuesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dale BRUBAKER will officiate and burial will be made in the San Pierre cemetery.
Local survivors include Mrs. Robert P. BABCOCK, Rochester, and Mrs. William MADARY, Peru, both grand-nieces, and several other relatives in San Pierre.
It is believed that she was the oldest resident in Fulton county.

Anna M. Hilgemeier
Several Rochester friends were in Indianapolis today where they attended the funeral services for Mrs. Anna M. HILGEMEIER, who passed away at her home in Indianapolis Friday evening.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Chester HUCKABY, two sons, George and Edward HILGEMEIER and nine grandchildren.
The Hilgemeiers spent their summers at Lake Manitou where they have a year around home on the southeast shore of the lake.
The funeral services were held at the Flanner and Buchanan funeral home at 1 p.m. and entombment was in the Crown Hill Mausoleum.

Tuesday, October 18, 1949

Harry A. Dillon
Harry A. DILLON, 68, pominent farmer residing five miles southwest of Argos, dropped dead at 11:30 a.m. Monday while he was installing a metal corn crib on the farm of his neighbor, Fred KING. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Dillon, who had been a resident of the Culver commnity for over 40 years, had a host of friends throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
He was born in Culver on Sept. 24, 1881 the son of L. C. and Mary DILLON. He was a graduate of the Culver H. S. and Purdue University. He was married to Edna Blanch PEEPLES on January 1, 1907. His wife preceded him in death in 1936. He followed the occupation of farming.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Edna Pearl HANNA, of Lakeville; a half-brother, Louis DILLON; his step-mother, Ida DILLON, both of Culver; and four grandchildren. Mr. Dillon was a nephew of the late A. J. DILLON, of this city.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday 2 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN, of the Argos Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery east of Maxinkucke. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Wednesday, October 19, 1949

Michael Weller
Michael WELLER, 71, died last night in Elburn, Ill., after an illness of nine months. Death was attributed to complications.
A retired farmer, and former resident of near Leiters Ford, Weller lived in Elburn for four years before his death.
He was born May 4, 1878 in Miami county the son of Christian and Catherine WELLER. On April 24, 1901, he married Sarah BOWEN in Fulton county. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill church of Macy.
Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Warren KINNEY, of St. Charles, Ill.; one son, Lawrence [WELLER], of St. Charles; two brothers, Charles and Clinton [WELLER], of Rochester, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be in Elburn tomorrow at 1:30 after which the body will be brought to the Foster funeral home where a second service will be read Friday at 1:30 p.m. by the Rev. William HUGHES. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Foster funeral home after its return from Elburn.

Sheila Marie Sweet
Sheila Marie [SWEET], 5 months old daughter of Charles and Margaret REIZE SWEET, died at 4:30 Wednesday morning in Woodlawn hospital. The little child had been ill with pneumonia since Monday. She was born in Rochester on May 10, 1949.
Besides the parents she is survived by a grandmother, Mrs. Soto REIZE, of Texas, and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. H. M. SAGARSEE officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home at noon Thursday where friends may call.

Thursday, October 20, 1949 to Friday, October 21, 1949

[no obits]

Saturday, October 22, 1949

Goldie O'Connell
Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie O'CONNELL, 56, a former resident of Rochester, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at South Bend where she has resided for the past 25 years.
Mrs. O'Connell passed away on Thursday night.
Survivors include two sons; three sistes and a brother. Services will be held in the Hollis Funeral Chapel there. The Rev. O. T. SPARROW, pastor of the River Park Church of Christ, of which she was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery, South Bend.

Monday, October 24, 1949

Leone Savage
Mrs. Leone SAVAGE, 75, long active in local church, school, and civic circles, died Saturday at 11:15 p.m. at her home in Macy after an illness of five weeks.
A native of Fulton county, she was [Leone McCLUNG] the daughter of Newton A. and Elinor DAVIDSON McCLUNG, born Aug. 28, 1874, near Mt. Zion. On April 8, 1892, she was married to Lucien SAVAGE who died Aug. 24, 1935.
Mrs. Savage attended Rochester schools and was graduated from the Indiana State Teachers college at Terre Haute. For several years before her marriage she taught school in Fulton county. She was a member of the Macy Christian church and the Eastern Star lodge.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lucia LINDSTEAD, Chicago; a son, Kenneth [SAVAGE], Macy; two brothers, Ralph [McCLUNG], address unknown; and Paul [McCLUNG], Macy; and four grandchildren.
The body will be returned to the residence from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton Monday at noon. Final rites are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Macy Christian church with burial to follow at the Plainview cemetery there.

Herman F. Martens
Herman F. MARTENS, 71, a retired railroader of Monterey, passed away Saturday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for three weeks.
Born in Germany Dec. 30, 1878, he was the son of William and Caroline THIEL MARTENS.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Emma DONAHUE and one brother, Julius MARTENS, both of Hammond.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here and removed Sunday to the Neidow Funeral Home in Hammond, where rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be made in the Elmwood cemetery there.

Sadie E. Severns
Mrs. Sadie E. SEVERNS, 80, lifelong resident of Fulton county, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at her farm home three and a half miles northeast of Rochester of a heart ailment. She had been in failing health for five years but her condition became serious two weeks ago after a fall.
Born near Fulton, Jan. 21, 1869, she was the daugher of William and Ellen HERROLD RUSSELL. On June 20, 1904, she was married to Francis SEVERNS who passed away Aug. 1, 1921. Mrs. Severns had lived in her farm home 41years moving there from Rochester. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical U. B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hertha GRAEBER and Mrs. Eva KINDIG, Rochester; two sons, Marion [SEVERNS], at home; and Orville [SEVERNS], at South Bend; a brother, John H. RUSSELL, Rochester; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Trinity church with the Rev. Stephen GUBI in charge. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The body was removed from Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the residence Sunday afternoon.

Thomas D. Sanders
Thomas D. SANDERS, 66, committed suicide at 7 a.m. today by shooting himself in the head with a shot gun. He was found in the bath room of his farm home, five miles southeast of Rochester, near Green Oak about 20 minutes later by his daughter, Mrs. Betty RENTSCHLER, Fulton.
According to reports, Sanders called Mrs. Rentschler earlier in the morning saying that he wanted "to talk to her." The suicide was attributed to despondency.
Born Oct. 20, 1883 in Miami county, he resided in the Green Oak community his entire life. On Dec. 2, 1906, he was married to Grace LOWE, who preceded him in death early this year.
A farmer, he was the son of Josephus and Lucy COFFING SANDERS.
Survivors, besides Mrs. Rentschler, include three other daughters, Nina KEPNER, Greentown, Irene EWER, Columbus, Helen GORDON, Rochester; a brother, Albert [SANDERS], Fulton; and eight grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Ditmire chapel in Fulton. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Tuesday, October 25, 1949

Aaron S. Berger
Aaron S. BERGER, prominent Akron businessman and farmer, died at 7 p.m. Monday. He was 69 years old.
Although a native of Miami county, Mr. Berger lived in the Akron community most of his life. He was a retired banker, operated an insurance agency there and owned several farms in that community.
The son of Abraham and Mary LANDIS BERGER, he was married to Zena Mae MOON at Argos on Dec. 11, 1907. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the IOOF at Peru.
Survivors include the wife; three sons, Harold BERGER, Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Merril BERGER, Denver, Colorado, and Robert [BERGER], at home; a daughter, Ruth FERGUSON, Denver, Colorado; a brother, W. H. BERGER, Gilead; a sister, Lavina BERGER, Gilead; and three grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, October 26, 1949

Aaron Berger
Funeral services for Aaron BERGER will be Thursday 1:30 p.m. at the Akron Methodist church. Rev. F. GOLDEN, of Denver, assisted by Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER will officiate and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be at the Sheetz funeral home until 9 a.m. Thursday and will then be taken to the Berger residence. I will also lie in state at the church from noon until the time of the services.

George Smalley
George SMALLEY, Chicago, and son-in-law of Samuel KESLING who resides east of Rocheser, died at the St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, Tuesday as the result of a week-end accident injury there.
His wife, the former Irene KESLING of Akron, who was also in the accident, was reported in serious condition at the hospital.
The couple was enroute home after visiting Mrs. Smalley's sister, Mrs. Lawrence CLAYTON, of the Burton community. According to reports, the Smalley car was hit by a drunken driver.

Thursday, October 27, 1949 to Friday, October 28, 1949

[no obits]

Saturday, October 29, 1949

George Frank Rowe
George Frank ROWE, 90, a pioneer citizen of the Athens community, passed away at 9:33 p.m., Friday at Woodlawn hospital, where during the forepart of the week he underwent a major operation. The retired farmer had been bedfast for the past seven weeks.
Mr. Rowe, who resided on his farm two miles south of Athens, had a host of friends throughout Fulton county.
He was born in Fulton county, Dec. 6, 1858, on the farm which he resided throughout his life. His parents were Frederick and Elizabeth (SAMPLE) ROWE. he was married November 18, 1882 to Dora MOORE in a ceremony held in Rochester. During his early years he operated a sawmill at Athens and did various kinds of contracting work. One of his contracting jobs was managing a group of laborers who worked on the installation of the Erie railroad in the eastern section of the county. Mr. Rowe then engaged in farming until failing health forced his retirement. He was a member of the United Brethren church of Athens.
Surviving are his wife; four children, Fred ROWE, of this city; William ROWE, of Chicago; Mrs. Orpha BURKETT, of near Akron; Mrs. Bessie CLEMANS, of Logansport; a brother, Charles F. ROWE of Chicago; nineteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Athens United Brethren church with the Rev. Mrs. RISLEY officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens. The body is at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, where friends may call.

Grace Campbell
Mrs. Grace [MILLER] CAMPBELL, 63, 402 Jay street, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for five weeks.
Born in Cass county, she was the daughter of Edward and Anna CRIPE MILLER. She spent most of her life in Rochester and this vicinity and was a member of the St. Paul's E. U. B. church. She was married to Peter CAMPBELL April 8, 1908, in Rochester.
Survivors include the husband; three children, Mrs. Lois OVERMYER, Mrs. Arthur SHEETS, and Edward CAMPBELL, Rochester; five brothers, and three sisters, Jesse MILLER, Winfield, Kansas, Hanford MILLER, Matawan, N. J., Dennis MILLER, Los Angeles, Calif., Howard MILLER, Lima, Ohio; Robert MILLER, Rochester, Mrs. Priscilla ARENSMAN, Los Angeles, Mrs. Asher WILSON, Logansport, Mrs. Oliver EDGING, Burrows; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the St. Paul's E. U. B. church. The Rev. William HUGHES will officiate and burial will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Monday, October 31, 1949

Louis Wittmauck
Funeral services for Louis WITTMAUCK, Argos, were held at 2 p.m. today at the Grossman Funeral Home there. Wittmauch died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at his home, 507 N. Maple Street, following a four-year illness with heart trouble. He was 69 years old.
The Rev. J. COOVERT, of the Argos Congregational Christian church officiated, and burial was made in Buck's Memorial Park addition to the old Oak Hill cemetery in Plmouth.
Born may 19, 1880, in Valparaiso, he moved to Argos in 1942. His first wife, Dolly IKE, whom he married in 1924, passed away in 1936. Later, he was married to Nora COMPTON PEARSON, of Argos.
A cigar maker, he was a member of the Eagles and Masonic lodges in Plymouth and the Lutheran church in Valparaiso.
Survivors include the wife, Nora [WITTMAUCK]; a sister Maggie QUINN, of Nebraska, and nine nieces and nephews.

George Frank Rowe
The names of the following half-sisters of the late George Frank ROWE were unintentionally omitted from the obituary which appeared in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel: Mrs. Cora PAYNE, Mrs. Daisy MOONSHOWER, both of Rochester; Mrs. Bertha MOONSHOWER, Athens; Mrs. Flora ARTER, Akron, and Mrs. Meda SCHMIDT, Chicago. Two children, Mrs. Grace STREICH, of Chicago, and Ralph ROWE, of near Athens, preceded their father in death.

Ellen Finney
Mrs. Ellen FINNEY, 77, Route 5, died at 9 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill two weeks.
Born in Grant County June 8, 1872, she was the daughter of John H. and Jemima RENBARGER BROWN. She was married to Lee JAMESON, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage ws to J. D. FINNEY, who passed away in May, 1947.
She was a member of the Argos Christian church, Talma Christian church and the Sand Hill church.
Survivors include a son, Claude JAMESON, Route 5; two step-children, Alvin FINNEY, Route 2, and Helen [FINNEY], of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two brothers, Phillip BROWN of North Webster; Frank BROWN, Ft. Wayne, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucker Funeral Home, Claypool and burial will be in the Greenland cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 1, 1949

Joseph H. Wilhoit
Joseph H. WILHOIT, 53, well known auto salesman of this city died suddenly at 11:30 p.m. Monday at his home 528 East 9th street. Death was attributed to a heart seizure. He had suffered a heart attack several years ago and rceived treatment in the Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis, however during the past few years he had been enjoying fairly good health.
He was about his duties at the Kepler Auto Sales Agency on East 9th street yesterday and up until the time he went home he was in his usual state of health. His death was a severe shock to his friends and business associates.
Joseph H., son of William A. and Anna (HOFFMAN) WILHOIT, was born May 16, 1896 in Akron, Ind. He resided in Akron up until 1934, when he moved to Rochester. He was married to Grace McGEE on Oct. 5, 1921 at Rochester. She preceded in death in December 1947. Mr. Wilhoit owned and operated an auto sales agency in both Akron and Rochester for several years and at the time of his death he was sales manager for the Kepler Oldsmobile Agency, this city.
He served with the U. S. Armed Forces during World War I and was a member of the American Legion Post and the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors are a son, William WILHOIT, of Peru; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret KLINE, of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Edna KUHN and Mrs. Fern MURPHY, both of South Bend; two brothers, Julius [WILHOIT], of Jackson, Mich., and Gerald [WILHOIT], of Logansport, and a grandchild of this city.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Hugh "Pat" Emmons
Hugh "Pat" EMMONS, 67, a former Rochester tavern operator, died Saturday in St. Louis where he has resided for the past ten years.
Born in Richland township, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Finley EMMONS. Survivors include two daughters, Guenivere EMMONS, South Bend, and Mrs. Richard WINDSOR, Elkhart; a son, Alton [EMMONS]; and two grandchildren.
Emmons was also reportedly connected with the Ku Klux Klan and later was an evangelist. During this time he resided in Mishawaka. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, November 2, 1949

Lille E. Lloyd
Mrs. Lille E. LLOYD, 73, a former resident of Kewanna, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Logansport. She had been seriously ill the past two years and blind the past year.
Born April 3, 1876, in Logansport, she was married to Jessie N. LLOYD who died Oct. 21, 1945. Her parents were Daniel and Elizabeth PEYTON DOHNHAM.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Pearl NORRIS, Logansport; three sons, Dale [LLOYD], Monticello, Edward [LLOYD], Argos, and Arlie [LLOYD], at home; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a half-sister, Debora FOX, Pontiac, Ill.; two half-brothers, John CRANFORD, Ft. Wayne, and Walter CRANFORD, Denham, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the Chase-Miller chapel, Logansport. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo.

Archie Aikens
Archie AIKENS, 76, died at 6 a.m. today at his home one-half mile north of Rochester. He had been ill one month.
Born March 17, 1873, in Fulton county, he lived here his entire life. A laborer, he is survived by one son, whereabouts unknown.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry SAGARSEE will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Everett R. Snider
Word was received in Macy today that Everett R. SNIDER, a former resident of Akron had died at his home in Waukegan, Ill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Survivors include Mr. and Mrs. O. O. SNIDER, Akron; a brother, Owen SNIDER, South Bend; and the wife and four children in Waukegan. The deceased was a victim of cancer.
Ella Hendricks
Mrs. Ella HENDRICKS, 88, former resident of this city died this afternoon at the home of her son Dr. Jess HENDRICKS, of Chicago.
Ora Foster left late this afternoon to return the body to his funeral home in this city. Funeral arrangements and a complete obituary will appear in Thursday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, November 3, 1949

Archie Aikens
Funeral services for Archie AIKENS will be held Friday afternoon one o'clock instead of 1:30 as previously announced. Services will be held in the Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry SAGARSEE in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

Ella Hendricks
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella HENDRICKS, pioneer resident of this city, who passed away Wednesday at the home of her son, Dr. Jess HENDRICKS, Chicago, will be held 2:30 p.m.Friday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Stephen GUBI of the E. U. B. church will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
Mrs. Hendricks was born June 22, 1861 in Fulton county and practically all of her life was spent in Rochester. She was the daughter of R. B. and Elizabeth EVANS. She was married to Findley HENDRICKS on June 2, 1879. He preceded her in death many years ago. Mrs. Hendricks was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church, the Rebekah lodge, the W.C.T.U. and the Women's Relief Corps.
Survivors are a son, Dr. Jess HENDRICKS, of Chicago; two grandchildren, Mrs. Lester ALTMAN, of Detroit, and Harold HENDRICKS, of Chicago. A son Frederick HENDRICKS, passed away a number of years ago.
The body is at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Sarah Elizabeth Zechiel
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth ZECHIEL, 86, who died here Tuesday at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. Cora MOORE, were held today at the Culver Evangelical U. B. Church. Burial was made in the Culver cemetery.
Born in Ohio, Feb. 16, 1863, she went to Fulton county when a girl, but had lived in the Culver community for 50 years. Other survivors include two step-sons, Jesse and Oscar ZECHIEL, Culver, and a brother, Henry WEBB, Monterey.

Ida Mae Noftsger
Mrs. Ida Mae NOFTSGER, 67, 507 W. Fifth Street, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital. She had been ill for 10 days.
Born Nov. 7, 1881, in Knox, she was the daughter of Frank and Susan RANNELLS, living here most of her life. On April 19, 1899, she married to Bennie E. NOFTSGER. The couple marked their golden wedding anniversary last spring
She was a member of the Spanish American Auxiliary, the Past Presidents club of that group, and a member of the Womans Relief Corps.
Survivors include the husband; two sons, Charles [NOFTSGER], Mishawaka, and Frank [NOFTSGER], Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Jeanette GOHN, Rochester, and Mrs. Elwood DALTON, South Bend; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three half-sisters and three half-brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday aftrnoon at two o'clock at the Methodist Chursh. The Rev. Thomas LUKE, assisted by the Rev. William HUGHES, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body is at the Foster Funeral home where friends may call.

Friday, November 4, 1949

Belle Jones
Mrs. Belle JONES, 80, who resides 2 1/2 miles southwest of Argos, died Thursday evening at 9:30 in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth. She had been in failing health for the past three years.
She was born April 29, 1869 in Green Township, Marshall county, and had been a resident of the Argos community for over 25 years. Her parents were John A. and Elizabeth LOWRY. On December 14, 1898 she was married to Thomas B. SMITH, who preceded her in death on March 1, 1900. Her second marriage was to Ensley B. JONES on February 23, 1926. Mrs. Jones was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband; a stepson, Clair JONES, Salina, Kans., two brothers, Walter and Russell LOWRY, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Zuella KIMMEL, LaPorte; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2:30 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Albert VERMILLION, of Jamestown, will officiate. Burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery southwest of Argos.
The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, November 5, 1949

John A. Parker
John A. PARKER, 80, a pioneer resident of Kewanna, passed away today at his home following a two weeks' illness. He had been a resident of Kewanna over 45 years moving there from Rochester. Mr. Parker had a host of friends all throughout both Fulton and Pulaski counties.
He was born on a farm near Rochester October 24, 1869, son of Delphos and Mary (WEAVER) PARKER. He was married to Emma BENNETT in 1902 at Rochester. He followed the occupation of painter and interior decorator for a long number of years and retired from this vocation only a few years ago. Mr. Parker was a member of the Kewanna IOOF and the Canton Branch of Rochester IOOF.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Hugh PARKER, Elwood, Ind.; a half-brother, Vern GOODRICH, Detroit; eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Mr. Parker was a brother of the late William PARKER, of this city.
Funeral services will be held in the Harrison Funeral Home Chapel, 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. W. R. FALE, pastor of the Baptist church of Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Monday, November 7, 1949

Arlena Thompson
Mrs. Arlena THOMPSON, a former Rochester resident, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Golda EMLEY, in Culver. She was 82 years old, and had been ill for seven years.
Born Oct. 29, 1867, in Jennings County, she was married to Fred THOMPSON who, at one time, was in business here. He died in 1947. The couple also resided at Maxinkuckee and Poplar Grove, Marshall County, before moving to Rochester.
A member of the Methodist chuch, she is also survived by another daughter, Lillian ANDERSON, Culver, and a grandson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Poplar Grove Methodist Church. The Reverend Albert VERMILLION of Jamestown, assisted by the Rev. Quinton HAND, Culver, officiated and burial was made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Mary C. Chapman
Mrs. Mary C. CHAPMAN, a life resident of Monterey, died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. Seventy-one years old, she had been in failing health five years and seriously ill one week.
Born Dec. 19, 1877, in Monterey, she was the daughter of Celestine and Mary BROOKER. In Rochester, 1896, she was married to Thomas CHAPMAN. She was a member of the St. Anne church and the Rosary society there.
Servivors include the husband, four sisters, Mrs. Alma ZEDECK, Ft. Wayne, Miss Joseph [?] BROOKER, Kankakee, Ill., Mrs. Alvina RADABAUGH, South Bend, Mrs. Jennette ROBIN, Ft. Wayne; two brothers, Charles and Clarendine [BROOKER], both of Monterey; and several nieces and nephews.
The body will be returned to the residence in Monterey Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Foster Funeral Home. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Anne church. Father SCHRAEDER will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Mary Catherine Skinner
Mary Catherine [SKINNER], widow of Frank SKINNER, passed away at her home in Macy at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. She had been ill three months.
Born in Miami county, April 20, 1863, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary PALMER. Her marriage to Mr. Skinner was Jan. 8, 1884. He died in 1940 and one daughter, Susan [SKINNER], also preceded her in death.
The body was returned there from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton Monday afternoon. Friends may call at the Skinner residence.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. D. F. TAGGART in charge. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Mary Emma Shafer
Mrs. Mary Emma SHAFER, prominent resident of Lake Manitou and Rochester for practically her entire life, passed away at 6:05 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been ill from a heart ailment for the past six weeks. The first severe heart attack was suffered a few weeks ago in the Coplen-Erdman drug store and she had been under constant care of her physician since that time, however, her condition gradually became worse.
Mrs. Shafer was most active in the religious and social affairs of Rochester and during the past several years had made trips to Europe and South America countries and in '36-'37 made a lengthy tour around the world.
Mrs. Shafer, whose maiden name was Mary Emma STANTON, was born December 5, 1879 on the Winnebago Indian Reservation, near Omaha, Neb. Her parents were Elwood C. and Mary Jane (SEFFENS) STANTON. Her father, at the time of her birth was employed by the Government to instruct the Winnebago Indians in methods of farming and U. S. Government regulations. She moved to Rochester with her parents when but three years of age.
On October 26, 1904 in a ceremony pronounced in the Rochester Baptist Church she was married to Howard O. SHAFER, M.D. The Shafers resided in Chicago for 12 years and upon their return to Rochester Dr. Shafer owned and operated the Woodlawn hospital for several years. He preceded her in death in 1931. Mrs. Shafer was a teacher in the primary grades at the Lincoln School prior to her marriage.
She was a member of the Rochester Baptist Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fulton County Medical Ass'n. Auxiliary, The Parent-Teacers Ass'n., the Needlework Guild, and the Library Board.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Betty STRAUSS, Pasadena, Calif., two sons, John SHAFER, Chicago and David SHAFER, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Frank STERNER, this city; a grandson, Peter Stanton SHAFER, this city and other relatives. A brother, Harry STANTON, of LaPorte preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of Mrs. Strauss.
The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.

Inez Estella Waltz
Funeral services for Miss Inez Estella WALTZ, 60, who died Saturday night at her home nine miles northeast of Rochester, were held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Foster funeral home.
The Rev. Ericus FOOR officiated and burial was made in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery in Marshall county.
Born Nov. 23, 1889, in Marshall county, she was the daugher of George R. and Myrta WALTZ. She had been ill one year andseriously ill two days.
Survivors include the mother, two brothers, Omer F. [WALTZ], Huntington,, and Truman [WALTZ], South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Miss Waltz was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.

Don Ray Carothers
Don Ray CAROTHERS, 59, died at nine a.m. today at the home of his sister-in-law, Miss Elsie ROBBINS, of Akron. He had been ill from a heart ailment for the past year and a half and had resided in Akron for only a couple of months.
Mr. Carothers was born May 25, 1890 in Mill Creek, Pa., the son of William and Felicia (NATTER) CAROTHERS. He was married to Gertha ROBBINS on June 5, 1924. He resided eight years in Walkerton and 12 years in Elkhart where he was employed as a steam fitter. Mr. Carothers was a member of the American Legion Post and the Lions Club of Walkerton.
He is srvived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. E. E. STEVENSON, Walkerton; two brothers, Harry CAROTHERS, Harrisburg, Pa.; Charlie CAROTHERS, Johnstown, Pa.; two sisters, Miss Grace CAROTHERS, of the Pittsburgh Bible Institute, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Dolly STAHL, East Liberty, Pa., and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron. Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER will officiate and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. The American Legion will assist with the services. The body is at the funeral home where relatives and friends may call.

Harry M. Kirtland
Harry M. KIRTLAND, of Twelve Mile community, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Nursing Home where he had been a patient for the past three months. His entire life was spent in the vicinity of Twelve Mile where he owned and operated a farm.
Harry M., son of James and Eliza (CONKLING) KIRTLAND was born January 12, 1871 in Bethlehem township, Cass county. On Augyst 24, 1893 he was married to Billie BOOKWALTER. Mr. Kirtland was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife; a foster daughter, Mrs. Claude CORNELL, of Muncie; a granddaughter, Shirley; a brother Walter KIRTLAND, of Twelve Mile and two nieces.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethlehem Methodist church with Rev. Robert WILBURN in charge. Burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery. The body was returned to the Kirtland residence from the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton at noon today. Friends may call at the residence up until the hour of the services.

Tuesday, November 8, 1949

Mary S. Shafer
Graveside services for Mrs. Mary S. SHAFER will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, pastor of the First Baptist church, this city, will officiate. The procession will leave from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 1:45 p.m. The casket will remain closed.

Wednesday, November 9, 1949

Jacob Mason
Mrs. John TYMELL and Walter MASON received word today that their brother, Jacob MASON, who was at one time a resident of Kewanna, died suddenly Tuesday morning at his home in Spencer, Iowa.
Other survivors are two sisters, Minnie CRAWFORD and Olive DAVIS, and one brother, Henry MASON, all of Illinois.

Mary Jane Whitehead
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane WHITEHEAD, who died Monday at her home in Logansport will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent's church there. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Irene WHITEHEAD, Cass county court reporter and former court reporter in Fulton county under Judges Reuben CARR and Robert MILLER.

Thursday, November 10, 1949

[no obits]

Friday, November 11, 1949

Laura Gertrude Horn
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Congregational Christian church in Tippecanoe for Mrs. Laura Gertrude HORN, 83, who was found dead in bed Monday in her home north of Athens. Burial was made in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.
Mrs. Horn was born on June 4, 1866 in Tippecanoe, Ind., and was married on November 28, 1886 to Emanuel HORN. She had lived in the Athens community for the past eight years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Zolah LONG, of Bourbon; two sons, Ivan [HORN], Plymouth and Alden [HORN], Mendota, Ill., two brothers and two sisters.

Saturday, November 12, 1949

Anna Elizabeth Arter
Mrs. Anna Elizabeth ARTER, well known Akron resident died 5:15 p.m. Friday at her home following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Arter had a host of friends throughout the eastern sections of the county.
Born [Anna Elizabeth SMITH] December 5, 1870 in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of David and Mary SMITH. She was married to John ARTER on September 13, 1892 and all of her married life was spent in Akron. Her husband passed away May 27, 1940. Mrs. Arter was a member of the Evangelical church.
Surviving are four children, Earl ARTER, Akron; Mrs. Ethel LARUE, Urbana, Ind., Ralph ARTER, Indianapolis; Mrs. Marie JUDD, Elkhart; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Ada SHANK, Barberton, Ohio and Mrs. Mary FLETCHER, Bucyrus, Ohio. A son, Harvey [ARTER], preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Arter home with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body will be removed from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home to the residence on Sunday morning.

Monday, November 14, 1949

Rev. William J. Schroer
Rev. William J. SCHROER, retired minister, passed away in his sleep at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at his residence 1217 South Monroe street, this city. Death came on his 50th birthday anniversary.
He had been in ill health for the past year sffering from lateral sclerosis, or paralysis of the muscles of his throat. He resigned as pasor of the St. Johns Lutheran church of this city, September 1, of the current year and had moved to his Monroe street home from the Lutheran parsonage last Saturday.
William Jennings SCHROER was born November 13, 1899 at Seymour, Ind. On June 24, 1926 he was married to Regina Clara SCHEIDT at Columbus, Ind.
He attended Concordia College at Fort Wayne and the Concordia Theological Seminary at St. Louis for three years, graduating in 1925. Rev. Schroer's first charge was at Cape Girardeau, Mo., where he served for five years as assistant pastor and taught the Lutheran parochial school. He accepted the call to Rochester in 1930 and served here faithfully until illness forced him to retire.
During his 19 years as pastor the Lutheran congregation grew from a small mission charge to a self-supporting organization. In 1941 he directed the building of the beautiful, new Lutheran church corner of Jefferson and 4th streets. Rev. Schroer was most active in civic affairs and charitable work during his residency in Rochester.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, William, Louis and Robert SCHROER, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Mel HICKEY, of South Bend; a step-sister, Miss Yulala MEYERS, of Seymour, Ind., and a legion of friends throughout the state.
Funeral services will be held in the St. Johns Lutheran church 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Paul SCHWAN, of this city will conduct the services. Assisting Rev. Schwan will be Rev. GALLEMEIR, of Peru, Rev. AHLBRAND of Kokomo, and Rev. SCHUMACHER, of Logansport. The pallbearers will be the ministers from other congregations in the circuit. The honorary pallbearers will be of the church council.
The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home to the Schroer residence this evening where it will remain until Wednesday morning. On Wednesday morning the body will lie in state until the hour of the rites. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, November 15, 1949

[no obits]

Wednesday, November 16, 1949

Mrs. A. T. Randlett
Mrs. Edward RAVENCROFT, who left Sunday to be at the bedside of her mother, Mrs. A. T. RANDLETT, of Pittsfield, Me., early today informerd her husband here that Mrs. Randlett passed away 7:15 Tuesday evening in a Pittsfield hospital.
Other survivors besides the daughter are a son, Harry RANDLETT, of Pittsfield, a sister, Mrs. Elsie THOMPSON, of Yonkers, N.Y.
Mrs. Randlett was well known to several Rochester people as she visited her daughter and family on several occasions. Mrs. Ravencroft will stay in the East to attend the funeral services. The Ravencrofts reside at 217 West 5th street.

Thursday, November 17, 1949

Rev. William J. Schroer
On Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. funeral services for the Rev. William Jennings SCHROER, retired pastor of St. John's Lutheran church, this city, were held in the St. John's Lutheran church. A service in the family's new home, conducted by the Rev. GALLEMEIR, of Peru, preceded the rites in the church.
The church services, attended by approximately 300 people consisting of relatives, friends, fellow pastors, and members of the ministerial association, was conducted by the Rev. B. F. SCHUMACHER, of Logansport, the resident pastor Paul SCHWAN, delivering the funeral sermon, the Rev. HARTMAN, of Muncie, speaking a few words on bealf of the deceased's fellow pastors and Dean KUMNICK on behalf of Valparaiso University, concluded by a reading of condolence from the district president of the church.
The committal service at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery was conducted by a former classmate of the deceased, the Rev. AHLBRAND, of Kokomo. The hosts of beautiful flowers and memorial wreathes were deeply appreciated by the family.

Mary Jane Taylor
Mrs. Mary Jane TAYLOR, 79, passed away at Woodlaw hospital at 10 a.m. today following a three-day illness. She had been living with her son, Ben TAYLOR, two miles northeast of Talma in Newcastle township.
Born Dec. 31, 1869, in Henry county, she was the daughter of Henry and Julia STAFFORD. She was married to Charles A. TAYLOR, now deceased, on Jan. 19, 1888, and moved here 22 years ago from Walton.
A member of the Universal Church at Walton, she is surived by the son, Ben; three brothers, Samuel [STAFFORD], Kokomo, Harry [STAFFORD], Kalamazoo, Mich., and James [STAFFORD], Galveston; two sisters, Mrs. Walter WINSLOW, Galveston, and Mrs. William BAKER, Chesterfield; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A son and the husband preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster funeral home and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Walton. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, November 18, 1949

[no obits]

Saturday, November 19, 1949

Ezra Floor
Ezra FLOOR, 85, of the Silver Lake area, died at 8 p.m. Friday night at the North Manchester Nursing Home. He was the last of 17 children.
Born Feb. 16, 1864, in Ohio, he was the son of Daniel and Sophia FLOOR. In 1890 he was married to Maggie FLICKINGER, who preceded him in death 15 years ago.
He was a farmer and a member of the Silver Lake Bethel Church.
Survivors include six sons, Ralph, Jonas, Paul [FLOOR], of near Silver Lake, Orvan [FLOOR], Akron, Dale [FLOOR], Silver Lake, and Leo [FLOOR], of Akron; five daughters, Ora [FLOOR], of Corregoreo, Ill., Ina SIPPY, Neaville, Pa., Edna BRANDENBURG, Silver Lake, Beulah MABIE, Kokomo, and May McKIBBIN, Leesburg.
Funeral services will be held at the Silver Lake church at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Victor YEAGER will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friiends may call at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, after 7 p.m. tonight.

Monday, November 21, 1949

Henry Miller
Mrs. Henry WALTERS, of South Bend, a former resident of Rochester, informs local friends that funeral services for her brother, Henry MILLER, 84, were held Saturday at his home in Bellevue, Ohio.
Maggie May Armentrout
Mrs. William L. ARMENTROUT, 67, passed away Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Velma McCARTY of Alsip, Ill. She had been ill for two months from coronary thrombosis. Her home is located five miles southwest of Argos.
Maggie May "Manna" ARMENTROUT was born February 9, 1882 at Beecher City, Ill. She moved to Green township, Marshall county from Starke county about five years ago. She was married to William L. ARMENTROUT, July 5, 1909. Mrs. Armentrout was a member of the Beecher City Christian church.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. McCARTY of Alsip, Ill.; a son Daniel ARMENTROUT, of Calumet City, Ill., and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held two p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos, with the Rev. Jack Van HEEST, of the Alsip Reformed Church in charge. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Myrtle Reckner
Funeral rites for Mrs. Myrtle (HORN) RECKNER, who passed away at Lakeland, Fla., Friday, [are] to be held today. Mrs. Reckner was a former resident of Rochester and a sister of Sam HORN, of this city.

Tuesday, November 22, 1949

Nellie Day
Funeral services for Miss Nellie DAY, 62, a resident of the Miami county home for several years, will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Macy Methodist church. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy.
Miss Day died at the county home Monday morning.
The daughter of William and Judith SUTTON DAY, she was born July 17, 1887, in Macy. Surviving are two brothers, Harvey DAY, route 1, Macy, and Floyd DAY, Florida.

Wednesday, November 23, 1949

Josiah Gosby Hizer
Funeral services for Josiah Gosby HIZER, 83, Grass Creek, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grass Creek EUB church. Burial will be in he Grass Creek cemetery.
Mr. Hizer, prominent merchant in Wayne township for 50 years, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Van Der WEELE, at Argos, following a brief illness.
Born Sept. 27, 1866, at Grass Creek, he was the son of Alfred and Lucinda McCUMBER [HIZER]. He retired from business several years ago.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Van Der WEELE and Mrs. Myrtle ELEY, Argos; two sons, Carl [HIZER] of Frankfort, and Joe [HIZER], Chicago; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, Nate [HIZER], North Dakota and John [HIZER], Logansport.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna,until 11 a.m. Thursday. The body will be taken to the church at that time where it will lie in state until the services.

Michael J. Van DALSEN
Funeral services for Michael J. [Van DALSEN], who died less than 24 hours after his birth at Woodlawn hospital Tuesday, were held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Foster funeral home.
The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiated and burial was made in the Macy cemetery.
Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Van [DALSEN]; two brothers, Richie and Allen [Van DALSEN]; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley ZOLMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Della Van [DALSEN], and Russell Van [DALSEN] of Macy.

Thursday, November 24, 1949

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 25, 1949

Ada Agnes Bowman
Mrs. Ada Agnes BOWMAN, Talma, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday at the Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne following a two-weeks illness. She was 66 years old.
Born Aug. 28, 1883, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Eli and Elizabeth PAULIN. Her husband, Albert L. BOWMAN, preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Talma Christian Church, the O. E. S., Rochester, and the White Shrine, Ft. Wayne.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Claude E. McKENNEY, Ft. Wayne, who she had been visiting for the winter.
The body will be returned to the residence in Talma from the Foster Funeral home Saturday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Talma Christian Church. The Rev. TREBER, formerly of Argos and now of Bluffton, will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.

Rev. Lee L. Cole
Funeral services were held two o'clock this afternoon in the Midway Gospel Tabernacle in South Bend for Rev. Lee L. COLE, 71, brother of Bert COLE, of Rochester, who died Wednesday in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend of a heart ailment.
Rev. G. R. ROWE, assisted by Rev. Ray JONES, will be in charge and burial will be made in the Southlawn cemetery in South Bend.
Rev. Cole was born in Homer, Ill., on Sept. 26, 1878 and in Rochester 46 years ago was married to Miss Maude Ellen IZZARD. Rev. Cole had been a resident of South Bend for 30 years, moving there from Montana. He attended Wheaton College where he was ordained to the ministry. After his ordination he was affiliated with the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. He served as pastor of several churches and also formerly operated the former South Bend barber shop.
Surviving are his wife; three children, Theodore Lee [COLE], South Bend; Mrs. George MAROHN, Chicago and George N. [COLE], Gary; three brothers, Albert [COLE], Greentown, Ind., Bert [COLE[, Rochester, and Frank [COLE], Indianapolis; four sisters, Mrs. Theodore WHITE, Winchester; Mrs. Stanton THOMPSON, Carmel; Mrs. Edna KEYES, Peru, and Mrs. Willard JACKSON, Frankfort.

Saturday, November 26, 1949

[no obits]

Monday, November 28, 1949

Schuyler Fenimore
Schuyler FENIMORE, 82, former resident of this city, passed away late Sunday night at his home in Plymouth. He had been a resident of Plymouth for the past 10 years moving there from Ft. Wayne.
During his residency in Rochester he operated a restaurant for a number of years. A son, Lon FENIMORE, of Valparaiso, survives. Funeral arrangements and a more complete obituary will be published in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Tuesday, November 29, 1949

Robert Hood
Robert HOOD, 69, retired farmer, died at noon Monday at his home near Bruce Lake. He had been seriously ill two weeks.
Born August 4, 1880, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. HOOD.
Survivors are the wife, the former Elva CRANE; two daughters, Mrs. Arlo BAIR, Monterey, Mrs. Ethel LARKE, LaPorte; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters and two brothers: William HOOD and Mrs. Ada RICHARDSON, Winamac, Carl HOOD, Kewanna, Mrs. Charles CORDS, Chicago.
Friends may call at the Fry and Lange funeral home. Arrangements for the rites are incomplete.

John Michael Stevens
John Michael STEVENS, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe and Josephine STEVENS of the Maxinkuckee neighborhood, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, about four hours after his birth.
Survivors include the parents and other relatives.
The body was removed to the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and graveside services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Poplar Grove cemetery. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN, Argos, officiated.

Schuyler C. Fenimore
Funeral services for Schuyler C. FENIMORE, 82, a former resident of Rochester who died in Plymouth Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Danielson and Van Gilder funeral home there. The Rev. R. Richmond BLAKE will officiate and burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery in Rochester.
Fenimore was born in Macy Oct. 22, 1867, and in 1891 was married to Eva NORRIS. He was a retired railway express agent and was employed by the former Beyer Bros. Co., Rochester for a number of years. He also operated a cafe here at one time.
Survivors included his widow; one son, Lonnie [FENIMORE], Valparaiso; two sisters, Mrs. Mary POWELL, Macy, and Mrs. Rena SLUSSER, Mexico. He was an uncle of Mrs. Lee SHARPE, Mrs. Merle CRAIG, Mrs. Clarence CULP and Don ROSS, Rochester.

Lizzie Dellward
Mrs. Frank DELLWARD, 73, passed away Monday morning at her farm home a mile east of Talma. She had suffered from a heart ailment since last July. She had been a resident of Newcastle township for 31 years moving there from Manhattan, Ill.
Lizzie DELLWARD was born August 11, 1876 at Peatone, Ill., the daugher of Isaac and Mary [KOCHEL]. She was married to Frank DELLWARD on December 5, 1904. Mrs. Dellward was a member of the Talma Methodist church and taught in the Sunday School for 11 years. She was also a member of the Mothers of World War II organization.
Survivors are her husband; a foster son, Emmett J. CARPENTER, Tippecanoe; a sister, Rosabell KRUTSCH, Tippecanoe; two brothers, Charles [KOCHEL], Tippecanoe, George [KOCHEL], Frankfort, Ill, and three foster grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Talma Methodist church. Rev. CHRISTIE, of Bourbon, will officiate and burial will be in the Bourbon cemetery. The body was removed from the Johns Funeral Home, Mentone to the Dellward residence today where friends may call.

Evelyn C. Stonehill
Mrs. Evelyn C. STONEHILL, 45, of 4814 South Wayne Avenue, Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away Saturday morning at 10:41 a.m. at her residence. She was born in Rochester and moved to Fort Wayne in 1926.
She taught at the Hamilton school for seven years and was very active in the Parent-Teachers club at Harrison Hill school, of which she was a past president.
She was a member of the College club, Yarnelle Study club No. 2, and on the Board of Directors of College Club Day Nursery. She is survived by her husband, Cyrus STONEHILL, two children, David Lynn [STONEHILL] and Judith Ann [STONEHILL] at home, and her mother, Mrs. Mary CLIFTON, Rochester.
Services will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. at the Klaehn funeral home, Fort Wayne, Dr. Elmer E. VOELKEL officiating and burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 30, 1949

[no obits]

Thursday, December 1, 1949

Peter Genswain
Peter GENSWAIN, 51, Aubbeenaubbee township farmer, died at 8:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital from injuries received Wednesday afternoon when he was pulled into the rollers of a moving corn picker.
Genswain, who was rushed to the hospital in a Culver ambulance after the accident, resided with his brother, Andrew [GENSWAIN], on the Sam MYERS homestead, northeast of Delong.
He was using a tractor and a corn picker when the mishap occurred. Going from the picker to the tractor to shut off the power, he fainted, and was drawn into the picker.
His brother, working in the same field, heard a cry and shut off the power. However, Genswain was drawn into the machine so far that he could not be freed immediately. About 10 rescue workers from Leiters Ford were able to cut him loose from the corn picker by using acetylene torches 30 minutes after they arrived.
Physicians said today that had he lived both arms would have had to be amputated.
The two brothers, both bachelors reportedly had only been living on the farm since last spring. Native of Chicago, the nody was scheduled to be returned there for services and burial.

Infant Paxton
The infant daughter of Edward and Jeanie (LAUREAU) PAXTON, 1200 College avenue, died at birth about 3 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Survivors include the parents and a sister.
A short prayer service was held at 3:30 p.m. today, with the Rev. H. M. SAGARSEE officiating. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Friday, December 2, 1949

Frank E. Bryant
The citizens of Rochester were shocked this mornng by the news of the sudden death of one of the city's pioneer citizens, Frank E. BRYANT. Death came suddenly from a heart seizure, suffered at 8 a.m. today at his home 1128 South Main street. Mr. Bryant had been in failing health since 1941. He had a host of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties.
For a number of years he was president of the old UNITED STATES BANK & TRUST Co., and more recently was engged in law and auditing business here in Rochester. He was most active in the civic and religious affairs of the community and despite his failing health he continued to carry on his work.
Frank E., son of John and Hannah (BYBEE) BRYANT was born January 19, 1874 on a farm in Newcastle township. He came to Rochester with his parents in 1895. On April 2, 1905 he was united in marriage with Edith COWGILL, of this city.
He was first employed in the law offices of HOLMAN and STEPHENSON and later became a member of this firm. He then became associated with the BEYER BROS. firm and was employed by them in mangerial position from 1900 to 1908 at which time he was selected as president of the United States Bank & Trust Co.
Mr. Bryant was a member of the First Baptist church of Rochester and was most active in affairs of the church. He was also secretary and treasurer of the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two daughers, Mrs. Francis BASTOW, of Skokie, Ill., Mrs. Francis CARLTON, of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren, Peter Lynn CARLTON, a student at Grinnell College, Iowa; Jane Edith and Susan Elizabeth BASTOW, of Skokie.
The body was removed to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where friends may call. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Floyd Wolf
Floyd WOLF, 44, of Granger, son of David WOLF and brother of Ms. Harry COOK, Rochester, was killed about 2:30 p.m. Thursday when a tree fell on him near the Indiana-Michigan state line.
He was demonstrating a power saw when the accident happened.
Other survivors include the wife and son, 14, of Granger.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at he Welshime funeral home, 521 N. Williams St., South Bend, and burial will be made in the Silverbrook cemetery, Niles, Mich.

Saturday, December 3, 1949

Elba May Hall
Mrs. Elba May HALL, 63, died suddenly at 9:30 p.m. Friday at her residence, 319 S. Main Street. A retired school teacher she had been in failing health since Jan. 18, this year.
Born Feb. 4, 1886, near Chili, she was the daughter of Alpheus and Clara (RALSTON) MURPHY and came here in 1941 from Lansing, Michigan. On Aug. 7, 1912, she was married to Marion E. HALL in Chesaning, Michigan.
Survivors include the husband; four brothers, Jesse, Ben and Russell, Rochester, and Byron [MURPHY], South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Carl BECK, Rochester, Mrs. Chas. BRYANT, Knox, and Mrs. Walter ZIMMERMAN, Akron; and 11 nieces and nephews.
A brother, Raymond [MURPHY], preceded her in death during World War I. A sister, Pearl WELCH, also preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. William HUGHES will officiate and burial will be in IOOF cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank E. Bryant
Funeral services for Frank E. BRYANT, Rochester pioneer citizen who died suddenly Friday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Harry BAILEY, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wyle Bonine
Wyle BONINE, retired hotel operator, died at 5 a.m. today at his home 331 1/2 West 11th street, this city. He had been in failing health for the past three years, however his condition did not become critical until a few days ago. Mr. Bonine had been a resident of this city since 1900 and had many friends throughout Rochester and Northern Indiana.
Wyle, son of Jonathan and Ida (CHAPMAN) BONINE, was born in Vandalia, Mich., June 6, 1869. He was married to Harriett E. PERSCHBACHER on June 6, 1901 in this city.
He and his father owned and operated the Arlington Hotel here from 1909 to 1929.
The Bonines also owned and operated hotels in Chicagp, Constantine, Mich., Three Rivers, Mich., Omega, Mich., and Middlesborough, Ky. He retired in 1929.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Ernest D. BONINE, of this city, Wyle G. BONINE, of Detroit; two grandchildren, James D. and Harriett BONINE, of Rochester.

Ray Heck
Ray HECK, farmer, residing two miles west of Tippecanoe, passed away 6:30 Friday evening at his home. He had been ill for the past three months.
Mr. Heck was born June 11, 1892 and had been a resident of the Tippecanoe community all throughout his entire life. His parents were Fred and Lydia HECK. On September 9, 1916 he was married to Dorothy HUMBARGER at Plymouth.
Survving are his wife and one son, William [HECK] at home; four sisters, Misses Mae and Edith HECK, of Argos; Mrs. Zona NEWCOMB and Mrs. Chloe FLETCHER, all of near Argos.
Funeral services will be held two p.m. Monday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos until 2 p.m. Sunday, when the body will be returned to the Heck residence where friends may also call to pay their respects.

Monday, December 5, 1949

William H. Roberts
William H. ROBERTS, 84, Star City, and brother of Mrs. Olive EDDINGTON, Kewanna, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Earl FANSLER, route 2, Rochester.
A lifelong resident of Pulaski county, he was born March 27, 1865, the son of Frederick and Elizabeth ROBERTS.
Other survivors include Mrs. Charles CRAMER, Winamac, and Mrs. O. H. SHERILL, Oklahoma, both sisters; and two brothers, Arthur, Winamac and John [ROBERTS], Lafayette.
The body will remain at the Kennedy funeral home, Winamac, where rites will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Myron McKITRICK, pastor of the Star City Christian church. Burial will be in the Star City IOOF cemetery.

Arthur Edward Taylor
Arthur Edward TAYLOR, 77, passed away Saturday noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wilbur KELSO, north of Leiters Ford. He had made his home with Mrs. Kelso for the past seven years coming there from Chicago.
Mr. Taylor was born Nov. 28, 1872, in Brighton, Sussex, England. He moved to Canada with his parents when three years of age. Most of his life was spent in Chicago where he was employed as a street car conductor for 48 years. He was a member of the St. Bartholomews Episcopal church; Park Manor Masonic lodge and the Chicago Transit Association, Division 211.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Kelso, of near Culver; Mrs. Hazel McCONNELL, of Markham, Ill., a sister, Mrs. Anna WALLACE, of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 1 p.m. at the Lain & Son funeral home, Chicago. Burial will be in the Fairmount cemetery at Willow Springs, Ill. The body has been removed from the Easterday funeral home, Culver to Chicago.

Frank E. Bryant
Among the many people who attended the funeral of Frank BRYANT were the following from out-of-town:
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer RATHFON, of Mentone; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh COOK and son, of Kewanna; George LEONARD, of Akron, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh HOLMAN and son, of Fort Wayne; Fred ROBBINS, of LaPorte; Mr. and Mrs. Harold HENDRICKSON, of Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph DOTY and son, of Fort Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. C. B. CARLTON, Lucerne, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl ZENT and children, of Mentone.
From Michigan City, Mr. and Mrs. William DELANEY and son, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry LONG; Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey GOODMAN, of Mentone; Mr. and Mrs. Russel NORRIS and Mr. and Mrs. John RAVENCROFT, of Skokie, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Ray MARSHMAN, of Mishawaka, Mary Elizabeth CLEMAN and Warren BELGER, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Charles SMELSER and Miss Evelyn BRYANT, of South Bend.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter DOUGLAS, Logansport; Mrs. Freda PACKARD, of Logansport; Devane BYBEE, of Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. P. O. SERBER, of Hammond; Mr. and Mrs. Adam EHERENMAN, of LaPorte; Mr. and Mrs. William SCHULTZ, of Wabash; Mr. and Mrs. Allen DAVENPORT, of Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd EHERNMAN, of Plymouth; Mrs. Maude KUEHN and Mr. and Mrs. Sam ARTER, of South Bend and Dr. Mark PIPER, of Gary.

Mrs. John Holman
Mrs. John HOLMAN, 87, died at 12:30 p.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home where she was a patient.
Born Oct. 24, 1862 in Fulton county, she lived here her entire life. The daughter of Isaac and Susan ONSTOTT, she was married to John D. HOLMAN, Nov. 30 (Thanksgiving Day), 1882. Her husband for many years owned and operated a shoe and dry goods store in this city.
She was a member of the Baptist church and for a number of years was actively engaged in the primary department of the Sunday School there.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews and cousins. A son, Harry [HOLMAN], was killed in an accident some time ago and her husband also preceded her in death.
The body ws taken to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home. Arrangements are pending. By request of the deceased no flowers should be sent.

Gerald Hauck
South Bend, Dec. 5 -- Gerald L. "Bud" HAUCK, age 57, of 914 Sherman avenue, personnel manager for the Singer Manufacturing company, died suddenly at 10 p.m. Saturday in the home of friends, Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. COFFIELD. Mr. Hauck had spent the evenng attending an industrial forum in the Y.M.C.A. building and had gone to the Coffield residence to join Mrs. Hauck who was spending the evening there. He collapsed on entering the house, suffering a sudden heart attack.
Mr. Hauck was born in South Bend Oct. 14, 1892, and lived all his life here. In 1919 he was married here to Mildred P. LEITER, formerly of Rochester, who survives. He leaves also a daughter, Mrs. George F. HASLANGER, South Bend; a granddaughter; a brother, Eugene HAUCK, and a nephew, Arthur F. HAUCK, all of South Bend.
He was a member of the St. James Episcopal church, St. Joseph lodge No. 45, F. & A.M. and South Bend lodge No. 235, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks. He served in the United States Navy during World War I.

Tuesday, December 6, 1949

Mrs. John Holman
Funeral services for Mrs. John HOLMAN, 87, who died Monday at the Rochester Nursing home, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Harry BAILEY, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.
Mrs. Holman was the daughter of Isaac and Susan Joan (BABCOCK) ONSTOTT. She was the last member of a family of six. Three brothers preceded her in death, Isaac, Frank and James ONSTOTT. The two sisters who are deceased were, Mrs. Emma WILSON and Mrs. Ida CASTLEMAN.

Diania Bunnell
Mrs. Diania BUNNELL, 80, passed away at 9 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John BUNNELL, 1130 Monroe street, this city. She had been ill for the past five weeks with a heart ailment. She had been a resident of Rochester for 13 years making her home with the daughter, Mrs. Bunnell.
Mrs. Bunnell was born Sept. 12, 1869 in Miami county and for several years resided in Cass county. Her first marriage was to a Mr. WORKING. The second marriage to Ora BUNNELL was on Jan. 29, 1908. She was the daughter of Joseph and Elias DAY. Mrs. Bunnell was a member of the Miami Baptist church, of Cass county.
Survivors are the daughter; a son, John WORKING, of Wabash; twenty-two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward DAY, of Logansport and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. The body is at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Wednesday, December 7, 1949

Thelma Pauline Brown
Mrs. Thelma Pauline BROWN, 40, died at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Charles EMMONS, two miles west of Kewanna. She had been ill for several years.
She was born Aug. 13, 1909, near Talma, but spent all of her early life and school days in Kewanna. In 1945, she was married to Jack BROWN, currently employed in Pontiac, Mich. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. EMMONS.
Survivors include the husband; the mother; two daughters, Mrs. Marguerite SKARVEY and Mrs. Medrith SKARVEY, both of Glen Willow, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs Nellie LISEY, Kewanna, Mrs. Maude DILLER and Mrs. Anna Belle DREW, both of South Bend; William [EMMONS], Leiters Ford, and Chester [EMMONS], Kewanna; and two granddaughters.
Her father preceded her in death.
The body was taken to the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, where friends may call this afternoon.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, December 8, 1949

Thelma Pauline Brown
Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Pauline BROWN will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna. Rev. Henry BULGER will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. John D. Holman
Among the out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the funeral of the late Mrs. John D. HOLMAN were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. BABCOCK, Indianapolis; Dr. O. P. MILES, Winona Lake; Mr.a nd Mrs. Russell B. SMITH, Warsaw; Mrs. Bertha BAILEY, South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Parke BAXTER, West Lafayette; Mrs. Ronald BECK, Chicago.

J. Elmer Landis
Funeral services for J. Elmer LANDIS, 79, who died Tuesday evening at the Rochester Nursing Home, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gilead Methodist Church.
The Rev. C. W. MONTGOMERY, Mexico, will officiate and burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery. The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, and will be moved to the residence, two miles west of Gilead, at 6 p.m. today.
Mr. Landis, a retired school teacher, was born in Perry township, Miami county, March 16, 1870. Death was due to Lukemia and followed a year's illness.
He was the son of Henry M. and Sarah (SHANK) LANDIS and all of his life had been spent in the same community. On Christmas Eve, 1897, he was married to Cora WASHINGTON.
For 31 years Mr. Landis was a public school teacher and for 3 years taught in the Rochester College. He retired in 1927. He was a member of the Baptist church and a charter member of the Perry Township Farm Bureau.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth BEHUNIN, Pedernal, New Mexico; Mrs. Madge CAPEL, Nacogdoches, Texas; Mrs. June CASTLE, Morgan, Utah; two sons, Lynn [LANDIS], South Bend and Max [LANDIS], near Gilead; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Friday, December 9, 1949

Doris E. Sriver
Doris E. SRIVER, eight-year-old daughter of Merl and Hilda (REDDINGER) SRIVER, died suddenly at 6:30 a.m. today at her home, 1517 Bancroft Street. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Relatives said the child had been kept out of school all week with a light cold. She became seriously ill about 45 minutes before her death.
In addition to her parnts, she is survived by two brothers, Loy and Merl Edward [SRIVER], and Mr. and Mrs. Albert REDDINGER, Rochester, maternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren Church. The Rev. William HUGHES will officiate, and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home.

Clinton L. Walburn
Clinton L. WALBURN, retired carpenter, passed away 10:25 p.m. Thursday night at his home two miles northeast of Macy. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in ill health for the past five years.
Mr. Walburn was born August 25, 1873 at Yellow Creek, in Kosciusko county. He had been a resident of the Macy community for the past 13 years moving there from Newcastle township. His parents were Jacob and Mary (KESSLER) WALBURN. On July 15th, 1898 he was married to Addie May JEFFERIES, at Rochester. Mr. Walburn was a member of the Talma Christian church for 50 years, the Tippecanoe, Ind. IOOF lodge and of the Mt. Horab Encampment of Rochester for over 30 years.
Mr. Walburn served as trustee of Newcastle township and also as the assessor for that township several years ago.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a brother, Harley WALBURN route 2, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Vida NELSON, of Warsaw and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Macy Christian church, with the Rev. ROGERS in charge. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery in Newcastle township. The body will be removed to the Walburn residence from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Saturday afternoon. Friends may call at the residence.

Ernest David Fanning
Ernest David FANNING, 68, prominent farmer, died suddenly at midnight at his home eight miles southeast of Argos. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born April 1, 1881, in North Manchester, he came to the Walnut Brethren community in 1912. He was the son of David and Elizabeth FANNING and in 1901 was married to Clara MILLER at North Manchester, had 13 years experience in the bakery business in that town.
A member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, he retired from farming several years ago.
Survivors include the wife, Clara [FANNING]; two sons and two daughters, Harold, Herman FANNING, Mrs. Ella MORIARTY, all of Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Esther SHOEMAKER, Mentone; two brothers, Charles and Ran FANNING, North Manchester; twelve grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren. The Rev. T. G. WEAVER, of Columbia City, will officiate and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home until 10 a.m. Saturday at which time the body will be returned to the home where friends may call.

Saturday, December 10, 1949

Maude Banta
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Ms. Will [Maude] BANTA, formerly Miss Maude GRAHAM, of Peru, who at one time taught in the Rochester public schools. Her husband was an employee of the old United States Bank and Trust Co. of this city.

Monday, December 12, 1949

Rev. F. A. Hayward
Funeral services for the Rev. F. A. HAYWARD, Indianapolis, father of Mrs. T. J. CRONIN, Lake Manitou, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dorsey Funeral Home, 3925 E. New York St., Indianapolis. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery.
Rev. Hayward died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Everett La POINTE. Another daughter, two sons and nine grandchildren also survive.
A former Lake Manitou resident, Rev. Hayward was formerly executive secretary of the Baptist churches in Indianapolis. He was a member of the church and a 32nd degree Mason.

Charles F. Emmons
Charles F. EMMONS, 47, well-known garage man of Talma, died suddenly Sunday 5 p.m. at his home in Talma from a heart attack. His death came as a severe shock to his family and friends. He had been a resident of Talma for the past five years.
Charles F., son of Henry and Margaret EMMONS, was born in Fulton county on March 4, 1902. On Sept. 10, 1927 he was maried to Helen MARTENSEN at South Bend. He resided in South Bend from 1922 to 1944, the remainder of his life was spent in Fulton county. Mr. Emmons was a member of the Lutheran church.
Survivors are his wife, two daughters, Charlotte and Serita [EMMONS] at home; his mother, Mrs. Roy CLAY, of Gary; a brother, Lester [EMMONS], of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Lester SMITH, of South Bend; two step-brothers, Raymond CLAY, of Winamac, Everett CLAY, of Detroit, and a step-sister, Dessie EMMONS of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Talma Methodist church. Rev. CHRISTIE will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. The body will be removed from the Johns funeral home, Mentone, to the home of Mrs. Fay EMMONS this evening. Friends may call at the home up until the time of the services.

James McFeely
James McFEELY, age 80, died Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fern PALMER, in Los Angeles, Calif., after an illness of one year. He was born in Fulton County, Indiana, and lived most of his life in Marshall County near Culver.
He was employed for several years at the Culver Military Academy, retiring 21 years ago because of poor health. At the time of his retirement he went to California to live with his daughter. He was a member of the Methodist chuch and of the Maxinkuckee IOOF lodge.
Surviving with his daughter are one son, Irvin [McFEELY], Los Angeles; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth CONNERS, New Castle, Pa.; Mrs. Layde ALGRIN, LaPorte, Ind., and Mrs. Emma CARY, Sepulpa, Okla.; three brothers, Edward and Harvey, both of Culver and John [McFEELY], LaPorte.
Mr. McFeely's body will arrive at the Easterday Fneral Home in Culver Tuesday where funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Quentin HAND officiating. Burial will be at the Poplar Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home.

Tuesday, December 13, 1949

Mrs. Leonard Adams
Mrs. Leonard ADAMS, of Middletown, Ohio, died at her home in that city, Monday. Mrs. Adams formerly resided on a farm southwest of Rochester. She is the mother of Mrs. William P. EWEN. Funeral services are to be held in Middletown, Friday 2 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14, 1949

[no obits]

Thursday, December 15, 1949

Grace E. Adams
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace E. [STAMPER] ADAMS, 57, will be held at the First Methodist church, Middletown, O., Friday, 2:30 p.m.
Mrs. Adams passed away Tuesday following a lengthy illness. A native of Walton, Ind., she had been a resident of Middletown for six years.
Surviving besides her husband, Leonard J. [ADAMS]: seven daughters, Mrs. William EWEN of Rochester; Mrs. Norman LITTLE of Walton, Ind,; Mrs. Charles GRIMM of Dayton; Mrs. Alfred DeLISE of Long Island, N.Y.; Anita ADAMS and Wilma ADAMS, both of Middletown, and Mrs. Ray RUSH of Logansport, Ind.; three sons, Robert, Leonard, Jr. and Roderick [ADAMS], all of Middletown, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Herman PARTT [sic] of South Bend, Ind., and Mrs. A. B. RUSSELL of Louisville, Ky.; three brothers, C. C. STAMPER of West Alxandria, Clay STAMPER of Campton, Ky., and Carl STAMPER of Lexington, Ky., and eight grandchildren.

Friday, December 16, 1949

[no obits]

Saturday, December 17, 1949

Elma Kyle
Mr. and Mrs. Merr STRONG were called to Dagota, N.J. today because of the sudden death of his sister, Mrs. Elma KYLE. She died Thursday from a heart disease. The funeral will be Sunday at Dagota.
qMrs. Kyle, who was in her early fifties, was the first child to die in a family of ten. She is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Figle STRONG, of Akron.
Brothers and sisters are Bill [STRONG], Eugene, Ore; Claude [STRONG] and Mrs. Max JENKINS, Elkhart; Allen [STRONG], Fort Wayne; Franz [STRONG]; Mrs. Al ROE, and Mrs. John JOHNSON, Cleveland, O.; Dow [STRONG], New York City, and Merr [STRONG], of this city.

Monday, December 19, 1949

Fred B. Dudgeon
Mr. and Mrs. Bert DUDGEON, of Route 3, received word Sunday evening that their nephew, Fred B. DUDGEON, Plainfield, N.J., had died. Arrangements are pending.

Claude Wells
The Rev. and Mrs. Harry J. BAILEY were called to Lyons, today to attend the funeral of Mrs. Bailey's brother, Claude WELLS.

Daniel Peter Bussert
Daniel Peter BUSSERT, 81, a pioneer resident of this city, passed away 2 a.m. at his home 430 West 8th street. He had been in ill health for over a year. Mr. Bussert had been a resident of Rochester for 75 years and had a host of friends throughout the county.
He was born in Lima, Ohio in 1868, the son of Amos and Emaline BUSSERT. On November 11, 1901 he was married to Lona P. PALMER at Rochester. For a number of years he was a stock buyer and during the past ten years he was employed at the Bussert Garage. Mr. Bussert was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife; a son, William C. BUSSERT, this city; two granddaughters, Norma and Marilyn BUSSERT, this city; a brother, Ambrose BUSSERT, of South Bend; and several nephews and nieces. A son, Palmer BUSSERT, preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist church, with the Rev. Thos. LUKE officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Hill church cemetery. The body will be removed from the Foster Funeral Home to the Bussert residence this evening.

Tuesday, December 20, 1949

George Allen
Final rites for George ALLEN, 59, Winamac, were held at 2 p.m. in the Pulaski Presbyterian church today. The Rev. O. P. MANKER officiated and burial was made in the Pulaski cemetery.
His death occurred Sunday morning at his home five miles southwest of Winamac. He had been suffering from a heart ailment for some time.
Born June 12, 1900, he was the son of Frank and Mattie MARKLEY ALLEN. On Jan. 1, 1947 [sic], he was married to Myrtle CLARK, who died in 1941. His second marriage on March 1, 1944, was to Anna METZGER, of Kewanna, who survives.
Also surviving are two children: Clarence ALLEN, Winamac; Mrs. Oliver CARSON of near Winamac; four grandchildren; his grandmother, Mrs. Julia MARKLEY, Francesville; his father and step-[mother], Mr. and Mrs. Frank ALLEN.

Mrs. Fred Dudgeon
Burial for Mrs. Fred DUDGEON, who recently died at her home, 1141 Martine Ave., Plainfield, N.Y., will be in Pittsburgh, her home town, Wednesday.
Previous reports that her husband, Fred, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Bert DUDGEON, Route 3, and former Rochester resident, had died were reported false.

Wednesday, December 21, 1949

Mrs. R. C. Beall
Ancil BEALL received word today that his step-mother, Mrs. R. C. BEALL, Gulfport, Miss., died at 11 p.m. Tuesday night.
A former Rochester resident, she will be returned to Walkerton for burial.
Other survivors include two sons by a former marriage. They are H. A. FORD, Warsaw, and K. L. FORD, Rensselaer.
Georgia Esther Moore
Mrs. James [Georgia Esther] MOORE, former resident of this city, passed away 11 p.m. Tuesday at her home, 121 East North Broadway, Columbus, Ohio. She had been in ill health for over two months and quite recently underwent a major operation in a Columbus hospital. Mrs. Moore had a large acquaintance of friends throughout Rochester and community.
Georgia Esther [ONSTOTT], daughter of Frank Y. and Viola (MILLER) ONSTOTT, was born April 8, 1889 in Rochester. On September 15, 1910 she was united in marriage with James R. MOORE, of this city. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Rochester Baptist church during her residency in Rochester. She was Vice-president of Women's Missionary Society of the North Baptist church of Columbus.
The Moores left this city in 1924, moving to Indianapolis where they resided for 12 years and then to Ohio, where they have made their home for the past 13 years. Mr. Moore is an official in the Farm Burea Insurance Co. of Ohio with offices in Columbus.
Survivors are her husband; a son, Ralph MOORE, of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Frances TILLMAN, of San Antonio, Tex.; Mrs. Joann E. HULBERT, of Coshocton, O., and three grandsons.
Chapel rites will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rutheford Funeral Home, Columbus, Ohio. Graveside rites will be conducted at the IOOF cemetery, here Friday 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY of the Rochester Baptist church officiating.

Thursday, December 22, 1949

D. A. Ralston
D. A. RALSTON, 78, Peru, father of Mrs. Herman WEIR, Rochester, died this morning in Peru. He had lived around Rochester for several years.
Other survivors include the wife, Daisey NAFE [RALSTON], four sons, Guy, Floyd and Everett, of Peru, and Morris [RALSTON], of Jacksonville, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Allen Funeral Home, Peru.

Friday, December 23, 1949

Enos SHAFFER, 86, 201 Lincoln St., Argos, died at 3 p.m. Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient for three weeks.
A native of Marshall county, he had lived in and around the Argos community his entire life. He was born Oct. 27, 1863, and was married Jan. 29, 1928, to Effie SHIPLEY. He had been a carpenter for the Santa Fe Railroad for 35 years.
Survivors include the wife, three sisters, Mrs. Hala COREY, Monticello, Mrs. Ella WELTZ, Argos, and Mrs. Flora WOOLBERT, Plymouth; two step-children, J. O. SHIPLEY, Plymouth, and Hal SHIPLEY, Los Angeles; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos. The Rev. Robert COOVERT, pastor of the Argos Christian Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Maple [Grove] cemetery.

Saturday, December 24, 1949

Benjamin Ray Carr
Marshall County Commissioner Benjamin Ray CARR, 61, a native of Fulton county, died suddenly Friday morning at Miami, Fla.
Prominent in Marshall county circles, Carr, his wife and family left their home, three and one-half miles southwest of Argos, Dec. 16, for one of their regular Florida trips. They arrived Dec. 21 and were scheduled to stay there until March 1.
Carr, who left Fulton county 28 years ago, was Green township trustee from 1932 to 1936 and one of the first directors of the Marshall County REMC. He also served one term as county councilman there, and was completing his second term as commissioner when his death occurred.
He was active in Farm Bureau and Red Cross work, and was former superintendent of the Jordan Baptist Sunday school.
Born June 13, 1888, in Fulton county, he was the son of Benjamin and Colista CARR. On April 11, 1911, he was married to Ruth DAWSON at Akron. A semi-retired farmer, he was associated with his son, Harry, in that capacity.
Survivors include the wife, Ruth [CARR]; three sons and two daughters, Walter, Miami, Fla., Samuel, Plymouth, Harry [CARR], Argos, Mrs. Irene MYERS, Argos, Miss Helen CARR, a student at Franklin College.
Three brothers survive. They are Harley CARR, Rochester, Lon CARR, Akron and Stanley CARR, Montoursville, Pa. Thirteen grandchildren also survive. A daughter, Mary [CARR], died while an infant.
The body will not be brought back to Argos until the first of next week. It will be taken to the Grossman funeral home. Arrangements are incomplete.

John William Harrell
John William HARRELL, Argos, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, after a two-week illness. He was taken to the hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 20, after suffering a heart attack.
Age 74, he was born Sept. 20, 1875, in Decatur county, Indiana. His parents were Phillip and Lucetta HARRELL. He moved to Argos when still a small boy and had lived most of his life there. Never married, he was a retired laborer. For many years he was a member of the Argos Citizens band, and he was a former member of the Knights of Pythias and the Masonic lodges.
Surviving him are two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Minnie SCHOFF of Cassopolis, Mich., Mrs. Clara HOSABAUM of Culver and George and Jessie HARRELL of Argos. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at the Grossman funeral home on Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be at the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call to see him at the Grossman funeral home.

Monday, December 26, 1949

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, December 27, 1949

Jacob J. Harman
Jacob J. HARMAN, 88, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday at his home in Akron. He had been ill nine years and seriously ill one week.
Born Feb. 27, 1861, in Miami county. He lived in the Akron community his entire life, formerly operating a farm serven miles east of Akron.
The son of Jacob and Sarah (SEITNER) HARMAN, he was married to Emma J. STOFFER in Miami county in 1883. She preceded him in death in July, 1944.
Survivors include two daughters, Miss Ina HARMAN, Akron, Mrs. Maude GROGG, Akron; four sons, Ray, Elkhart, George, Roann, Russell, Graybill and Fred [HARMAN], Roann; twenty-one grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of God in Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home.

Phillip Nelson
Monday evening Mrs. Lee INGRAM, of Kewanna, received word of the sudden death of her brother, Phillip NELSON, 49, which occurred 4 p.m. Monday at Bakersfield, Calif. Death was caused by a heart attack and was believed to have occurred while Mr. Nelson was being taken to a hospital.
He had been failing health for the past two years and had moved from Kewanna about two years ago to the West in hopes of benefitting his health.
Mr. Nelson was born in Winamac on July 6, 1900, the son of R. Woodson and Catherine (BARNETT) NELSON. He was married to Grace FLOYD of Winamac. For several years Mr. Nelson was engaged in the meat market and cold storage business with his father at Kewanna. At Bakersfield he was engaged in this same line of business with his son-in-law, Elwood HUSKY. Mr. Nelson was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors ar his wife; two children, Mrs. Elwood HUSKY and Robert NELSON, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; two grandchildren; his father, Woodson NELSON, of Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Lillian INGRAM, also of Kewanna and several other relatives in the vicinity of Kewanna.
The body will be returned to Kewanna for servies and burial. Announcement of the rites will be made in The News-Sentinel.

Ray B. Carr
Final rites for Ray B. CARR, 56, prominent farmer of near Argos who died Friday enroute to Key West, Fla., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Argos Christian church by the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, pastor of the local Baptist church. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 1 p.m. Thursday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour.

Henrietta Bryant
Mrs. Henrietta BRYANT, 39, wife of Ralph W. BRYANT, northwest of Rochester, died at 1:15 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage and followed an illness of only four hours.
Mrs. Bryant was born in Fulton county April 21, 1910, the daughter of Elijah and Lillian McINTYRE and all of her life had been spent in this community. She was married to Mr. Bryant in Plymouth on Dec. 15, 1925.
Surviving are the husband; two children, Mrs. Betty SWEANEY and Robert W. BRYANT, Rochester; two grandchildren; four brothers, Conde, Devon, Elliott and Adolph McINTYRE, Tippecanoe; two sisters, Mrs. Opal OLDFATHER, Rochester; Mrs. Bruce WARD, Niles, Mich; her mother, Mrs. Lillian McINTYRE, Tippecanoe.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Foster funeral home. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will be in charge. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home.

William L. Linebaugh
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. today in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, for William L. LINEBAUGH, 83, who died at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve.
The Rev. Arthur TINKLE officiated and burial was made in the Gilead cemetery.
Linebaugh was born in Stark county, Ohio, on March 22, 1866, the son of Henry and Araminta (BUTCHER) LINEBAUGH. On Dec. 22, 1888, he was married to Almira PONTIOUS who preceded in death in June, 1944. For sixty years Mr. Linebaugh lived on a farm three miles south of Akron, and when he retired five years ago he moved to Akron.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marie CRUM, Gilead, and Mrs. Anna BELLARIS, Flint, Mich.; one son, Austin [LINEBAUGH], Mishawaka. A daughter, Lottie GROSS, preceded in death. There are also four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, December 28, 1949

Harry T. Greer
Harry T. GREER, 63, East Fourth street, died at 7:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital from a self-inflicted rifle wound Tuesday morning.
He had been ill six months and was suffering from a physical condition that would have eventually proved fatal.
Born April 7, 1886, in Platte County, Nebraska, the son of John and Nancy GREER, he came to Rochester 50 years ago.
Survivors include four [sic] brothers, Bert and Ray, Rochester, Ralph Goshen, Alfred, Kokomo, and James [McGRIFF] Osceola; and a sister, Mrs. Metta SHERILL, Plymouth.
Close friends and relatives will attend funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. L. E. POWELL will officiate and burial will be in the [Moon] cemetery near Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary A. Heslin
Mrs. Mary A. HESLIN, 69, of 701 North St., Logansport, suffered a heart attack Tuesday evening at 10 o'clock while attending a party held by the Daughters of Isabella in the Logansport K. of C. hall. She was removed to her home where she passed away a short time afterward.
Mrs. Heslin was formerly Miss Mary MARONEY, of Kewanna, and has many friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties.
Mrs. Heslin was born March 27, 1879 in Fulton county, the daughter of John W. and Mary L. (CARROLL) MARONEY. She was a member of the St. Joseph church and the Rosary society of that church, the St. Joseph Hospital Sewing Circle, of Logansport, and the N.C.C.W.
Survivors are her husband; three sisters, Agnes, Margaret, and Gertrude, and two brothers, Harry E. and John F. MARONEY.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Oliver Shane
Oliver SHANE, 62, of Indianapolis, half-brother of Oliver and George KROM, of Rochester, died Tuesday in General hospital, Indianapolis, of injuries suffered Dec. 3, when he was beaten in a liquor store where he worked, by an intruder who fled with $49 in cash.
Shane had two skull fractures, badly mangled hands, apparently hurt when he tried to ward off blows.
Police are holding Robert Mc. MORRIS, 62, of 1314 N. Missouri street, Indianapolis, in connection with Shane's death.
It was thought Shane had been struck with a bottle as he bent over his cash box.

Effie Sutton
Elmer SUTTON, Rochester, today received word that his sister, Effie SUTTON WINSLOW, had died at her home in Flint, Ontario, Canada. She was 67 years old.
A former resident of Fulton county, she will be buried in Canada Friday.

Vallie A. Maudlin
Final rites for Mrs. Vallie A. MAUDLIN, 65, a native of Grass Creek who died Monday in Tucson, Ariz., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Grass Creek EUB church, of which she was a member.
The body, which is expected to arrive Thursday night, will be taken to the home of a sister, Mrs. Sadie WADDUPS, Grass Creek.
In ill health for two years, Mrs. Maudlin had gone to Tucson six weeks ago. She had been visiting her son, Merrill, in Silver City, N.M.
Born [Vallie A. MURRAY] in Grass Creek March 23, 1884, she was the daughter of Olin and Mary MURRAY. On June 9, 1912, she was married to Ray MAUDLIN who died in 1921.
Survivors are two sons, Merrill [MAUDLIN], N.M., Murray [MAUDLIN[, Monticello; three grandchildren, and the sister, Mrs. Waddups, Grass Creek.
Harrison funeral home will be in charge. Burial will be in Fletchers Lake cemetery.

Orema D. Friend
Mrs. Orema D. FRIEND, 79, former resident of this city, passed away 5:35 Wednesday morning at her home 829 North Michigan St., Plymouth. She had been ill for nearly six years from paralysis. The Friends had been residents of Plymouth for the past 18 months.
Mrs. Friend was born October 21, 1870 in Marshall county. Her parents were Elijah and Mary (HORN) COPLEN. On July 10, 1920 she was married to Samuel M. FRIEND at Denver, Ind. She was a member of the Rochester United Brethren church.
Survivors are the husband, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Estelle WILSON, Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Marion POSS, Pasadena, Calif.; a brother, Hiram COPLEN, Frankfort, Ind.; two grandsons, Robert and William WILSON, Plymouth and a great-grandson, James WILSON, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. While residents of this city Mr. and Mrs. Friend resided in their own home 307 North Main street.

Amy Lillian Bodkin
Mrs. Amy Lillian (CARTWRIGHT) [BODKIN], 76, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday at her home four miles southeast of Gilead, following hip injuries received in an accident nine months ago.
A native of Starke county, she was born Feb. 11, 1873, the daughter of Alfred and Mary CARTWRIGHT. She was married Sept. 29, 1894, at Warsaw to William H. [BODKIN], and moved here 45 years ago.
A housewife, she was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God.
Survivors include the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche May HARMON, Roann; a son, Ernest [BODKIN], Roann; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Olive Branch Church of God. The Rev. Victor YEAGER will officiate and burial will be in the [Tombaugh] cemetery.

Thursday, December 29, 1949

Viola Montgomery
Mrs. Viola MONTGOMERY, 67, wife of Omar C. MONTGOMERY, passed away at her home in Talma at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from a coronary embolism. She had been in failing health for two years but her death was entirely unexpected. Mrs. Montgomery had a host of friends throughout Fulton county.
The deceased was born in Ashland, Ohio, July 2, 1882. Her parents were the late Col. Loren WOOD and Dora (WAGONER) WOOD. Her marriage took place in Nov. 23, 1915.
Mrs. Montgomery was a member of the Pleasant Valley Evangelical church. Surviving are her husband and a son, Lavoy MONTGOMERY, at home and numerous other relatives.
The services will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Mrs. Sam Friend
Funeral services for Mrs. Sam FRIEND will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Friday 2 p.m. Rev. William HUGHES, pastor of the St. Paul's E.U.B. church will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Phillip Nelson
The body of Phillip NELSON, 48, former Kewanna resident who died in California, will arrive at the Harrison Funeral home Friday. Rites, arranged by the American Legion, are pending.

Mary Ann Stockberger
Mrs. Mary Ann STOCKBERGER, 88, died at 9:30 a.m. today at her home six miles southeast of Argos. She had been ill two years.
Born April 5, 1861, in Van Wert, Ohio, she moved to the Argos community when a small girl. The daughter of George and Mariah THORNBURG, she was married to Alva STOCKBERGER in 1879. He preceded her in death in 1948.
She was a housewife and a member of the Walnut Methodist church.
Survivors include a son, Luther [STOCKBERGER], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl UMBAUGH, South Bend; three sisters, Ola MILLER, Etta WALTZ and Jenny HOMSHER, all of California; a brother, Amos THORNBURG, Plymouth, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. The Rev. Wray KUHN, pastor of the Argos Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetry, near Talma.

Florence Chamberlain
Florence CHAMBERLAIN, 36, formerly of Rochester, died in a hospital at Miami, Fla., at 5 p.m. Wednesday while caring for children in the home of her niece Mrs. James KENNEY.
Daughter of the late William and Florance CHAMBERLAIN, she was born in Tampa, Fla., Dec. 13, 1913. Her parents died during a flu epidemic when she was three years old and she came to Rochester to make her home with her aunt, Mrs. Oliver KROM.
She was a graduate of Rochester high school and a member of the First Baptist church. She lived with her aunt until her marriage, Oct. 13, 1934 to Floyd GEYER.
For several years she spent the summers here, going to Florida in the winter. The past summer she was employed at the Hawkins cafe and left here about theee months ago.
Survivors include four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Dorothy GOLDFARB, Mrs. Josephine SCOTTON, Miami; Mrs. Marjorie KELLY, Tampa; Mrs. Margaret BOWER, Mishawaka; Chester [CHAMBERLAIN] Brooklyn, N.Y., and Robert [CHAMBERLAIN], Kokomo.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Van Ora Dell Funeral home, Miami, and burial will be in the family plot at Tampa.

Friday, December 30, 1949

Mary Dale Kumler
Mrs. Frank [Mary Dale] KUMLER, well-known resident of this city, passed away 9:15 Thursday evening at her home, 317 West 8th street. She had been in failing health for the past 10 months and her condition became most critical about two weeks ago. Mrs. Kumler had been a resident of this city for over 50 years and had many friends throughout Rochester and vicinity.
Mary Dale, daughter of Thomas J. and Emma BRADY was born in Kosciusko county, June 28, 1877. She was married to Frank KUMLER on October 2, 1898. Mrs. Kumler was a member of the Rochester Trinity U. B. Church.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Donald, at home, Alden [KUMLER], of Detroit; a daughter, Mrs. Ollivene REYNOLDS, of Illinois; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Earle A. MILLER, of this city.
The body will be returned to the residence Saturday and funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Trinity EUB Church. The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in Grass Creek cemetery.

Saturday, December 31, 1949

Ella Beardsley
Herschel FENSTERMAKER has received word of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Ella BEARDSLEY, of Polson, Montana.
Mrs. Beardsley was the former Ella FENSTERMAKER, moving to Montana almost 4 years ago.
She died Christmas Day, leaving two daughters and three sons, in addition to her husband.
Survivors include Mrs. Jessie HAZELTINE, Mrs. Elma MILLER, Dean EWING, Verle EWING, Ralph EWING, all of Montana, and two brothers, John FENSTERMAKER, Montana, and William FENSTERMAKER, Hammond.
One sister, Mrs. Della GAMBLE, River Forest, Ill., two half-sisters, Mrs. Lorie ANDREWS, Danville, Ill., and Mrs. Hannah SCHOEF, South Whitley; and one half-brother, Clyde BRUGER, Mentone.

Faye Shipley
Mrs. Faye SHIPLEY, 63, died about 9 a.m. today while enroute to Woodlawn hospital from Kewanna. She had been in failing health for some time but became seriously ill this morning.
The daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Adam GRUBE, she resided with her husband, Vern SHIPLEY, six miles southeast of Kewanna. She lived most of her life in Fulton county.
Survivors include the husband; two brothers, Jennings and Ferd GRUBE, Kewanna; and a sister, Mrs. Esther GRENWALD, Los Angeles, Calif.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

John W. Jordan
Friends here were advised today of the death of John W. JORDAN, Indianapolis, which occurred Friday afternoon. He had been ill for some time.
The deceased had visited in Rochester often and had many friends here.
He was a partner in the stock brokerage firm of Thompson & McKinnon. He was a flyer in World War I and was decorated for bravery. He also served in World War II as a major.
The funeral will be held at Indianapolis Sunday at 3:30 p.m.