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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1951

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The News-Sentinel

1951

Tuesday, January 2, 1951

Etta Mae Struck
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, for Mrs. Etta Mae STRUCK, who died Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for some time.
The Rev. W. C. EVERS officiated and interment was scheduled in a Milwaukee mausoleum.
Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, she was the daughter of Harry and Lennie APT. Her marriage in 1910 was to William STRUCK. After his death in 1945, she moved to Kewanna from Chicago to make her home.
She was a member of the Methodist church and the Rebekah lodge.
Since her illness, she had made her home with cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Earl MILLS, of Kewanna. Other surviving relatives include Russell MILLS, South Bend, and Mrs. Nora BLAIR, Culver. Both are cousins.

Wednesday, January 3, 1951

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Thursday, January 4, 1951

Phillip John Kingery
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, for Phillip John KINGERY, 96, who died Tuesday evening at the home of a son near Fletchers Lake.
The Rev. W. R. SALE, pastor of the Kewanna Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Lawn cemetery, Flora.
Born April 10, 1854, in Carroll county, he lived for many years with a daughter, Miss Delilah KINGERY, in Kewanna.
He was the son of Baltzer and Delilah KINGERY and his wife, Rachel [KINGERY], preceded him in death in 1928.
Survivors include two daughters, Miss KINGERY and Mrs. William ALLEN, Rochester; three sons, Arthur [KINGERY], Cutler, Manford [KINGERY], Fletchers Lake and Wildie [KINGERY], Foley, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Barbara KUHN, Bringhurst; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren.

Ida McGee Wolfe
Mrs. Ida McGEE WOLFE, 79, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Myron CONOVER, 430 West Eighth street. Seriously ill for four weeks, she had resided with the daughter over the past three years.
She was born June 19, 1871, at Branford, Ontario, to Alex and Anna KING McGEE. Her 1892 marriage in Valparaiso was to Richard Parson WOLFE, who preceded her in death three years ago.
A member of the Valparaiso Methodist church, she was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star organization of that city.
Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. CONOVER; a stepson, Harold P. WOLFE, of Beaumont, Texas; one granddaughter, Lou Jean GETMAN of Fort Wayne; two brothers and two sisters, Wesley McGEE, Detroit, Alex McGEE, Valparaiso; Mrs. Ethel TUCKER, Valparaiso and Mrs. Gladys BECK of Kalamazoo, Mich.
The body was taken this morning to the Bartholomew funeral home in Valparaiso, where it will remain until Saturday. It will then be taken to the Valparaiso Methodist church, where Rev. Harvey KAISER will perform the final rites at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Maple Wood cemetery there.

Edythe Irene Murden
Mrs. Truman [Edythe Irene] MURDEN, 71, of Twelve Mile, passed away at 11:20 today at the Rochester Nursing Home where she had been confined for eight weeks. She suffered a stroke a year and a half ago and in recent weeks gradually grew worse until the end. Her husband died two months ago on November 1st.
Edythe Irene [BARNHART] was born near Hoover's Station in Cass County on December 5, 1879. She was the daughter of George and Jane OBENCHAIN BARNHART. On Dec. 25, 1901 she was married to Truman MURDEN at Twelve Mile and the couple lived all of their lives in that community.
She is survived by one son, Clare [MURDEN] of Telve Mile; two grandsons, William [MURDEN] of Twelve Mile and Pvt Richard MURDEN, U. S. Air Force, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, a brother Charles A. BARNHART, San Gabriel, Cal. A grandson Robert MURDEN also preceded her in death.
The funeral will be held at Corinth Church, southeast of Twelve Mile at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state at the Clare Murden home until 1:00 p.m. Saturday then at the church. Rev. Everitt NIXON of Kokomo will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.

Elvira Smith
Mrs. Elvira SMITH, 79, of the Burton community, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill two weeks.
Born Aug. 27, 1871, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Erastuse and Martha SHOULTS. William WARREN, her first husband, and Edward SMITH, her second both preceded her in death.
A member of the EUB church, she came here from Elkhart 12 years ago.
Survivors are a son, Fred WARREN, Rochester, by her first marriage; a son, Harold [SMITH], Elkhart, by her second marriage; a stepson, Virgil SMITH, Allegan, Mich.; a brother, Benjamin [SHOULTS], Rochester; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Two children by her first marriage preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER, of Richland Center, will officiate and burial will be in the Roann cemetery at Roann.

August Meinert
August MEINERT, 90, Silver Lake farmer, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital here.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Summe Funeral home, Silver Lake. Burial will also be at Silver Lake.

James McIntee
Funeral services were planned in Mishawaka today for James McINTEE, 82, who died Wednesday at the Rochester Nursing Home.
McIntee had been a patient here for 18 months. Final rites are incomplete.

Friday, January 5, 1951

Mrs. Truman Murden
Rev. Robert WILBURN, of the Methodist Church of Uniondale, Ind., will officiate at the funeral of Mrs. Truman MURDEN at Twelve Mile on Saturday afternoon. The services will be held at the Corinth Church at 2:00 p.m. with burial in the Maple Lawn cemetery at Mexico.

Saturday, January 6, 1951

Frank Glaze
Frank GLAZE, 66, retired electrical worker, was asphyxiated late Friday afternoon at his four-room cottage at the edge of Talma, despite efforts of Rochester Fire Chirf Bud JOHNSON who crawled through three smoke-filled rooms to drag him out of the burning building.
Damage to the one-story structure, on the banks of the Tippecanoe river, was estimated at only $100, however.
Johnson, who said he went to the scene under the impression that the Rochester fire department truck was enroute to Talma, found Glaze face down on the floor a few feet from a chair where he had apparently been sitting.
He said he heard the aged man moaning shortly after he arrived, but was unable to get into the building for several minutes because of smoke. When he did, Glaze was unconscious or dead.
Local officials said the Rochester fire truck was first called, but that a second telephone conversation cancelled it almost immediately. The Mentone department was then called.
Johnson said a hole, about four feet square, was burned in the floor where the chair had been and that remnants of the chair were found in the basement. The blaze may have started from live cigar or cigaret ashes.
He said he believed Glaze had felt the flames and had started to get up from the chair when he collapsed.
A neighbor's fear that another man, later identified as Bill JULOW, might have been in the cottage sent Johnson back into the smoke-filled building without results.
Julow, a Rochester Metal Products employee, reportedly had been helping to take care of Glaze intermittently, but was at work when the fire occurred.
Sheriff Laurence NORRIS and Deputy DeVerl HOLLOWAY were also at the scene.
Glaze, who was born in Fulton county June 17, 1884, was the son of Jesse and Laura GLAZE. He left this community in later years and returned here from Kokomo four years ago.
His wife, the former Clara CLARK, preceded him in death last Christmas Day.
A member of the Moose and Eagles lodges and the electrical union at Kokomo, he is survived by one brother, Sam GLAZE, of South Bend.
The body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home, Rochester, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday.
Short rites will be held at 3 p.m. at the Crown Point Chapel, Kokomo, and burial will be in the cemetery there.

Lt. William Wagoner
Relatives here received word Friday that Lt. William WAGONER, 28, air force pilot shot down in Korea, Nov. 28, was killed in action. He was first reported missing.
A South Bend resident, his widow is the former Jean RINKER, an ex-Rochester resident. Other relatives include Mr. and Mrs. Fred DAY, Leiters Ford.
A native of Ohio, he entered service in 1944 and was attached to the 8th Air Force.

Mrs. J. A. Meranda
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Fenn Mortuary, Kokomo, for Mrs. J. A. (Arthur) MERANDA, annual Lake Manitou visitor, who died Thursday night.
Burial will be in the Albright cemetery there.
Mrs. Meranda, who was in her mid-60's, and her husband resided in the In-Again, Out-Again cottage, near Overstreet's Resort every summer.
Survivors include the husband and two married sons.

Monday, January 8, 1951

Joyce Ann Jefferies
Prayer services were scheduled at 2 p.m. today at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Joyce Ann JEFFERIES, two-weeks-old daughter of Eugene and Doris JEFFERIES, Argos, who died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
The child was born Dec. 23, 1950.
Survivors include the parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emery HAWKINS, Route 2, Culver; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee JEFFERIES, Argos.
Burial was planned in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Emma Hoover
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Athens Omega church for Mrs. Emma FREAR HOOVER, 76, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John J. JEFFERY, in Chicago.
Burial is scheduled in the Athens cemetery.
Mrs. Hoover was born in Fulton county the daughter of Simeon and Catherine (HIGHT) FREAR. She was educated in the Rochester schools and left here more than 40 years ago.
Her husband, John HOOVER, and two daughters preceded her in death.

Charles G. North
Charles G. NORTH, 62, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Saturday in his Mishawaka home following a sudden heart attack.
Born Dec. 2, 1888, in Van Wert, Ohio, he came to Mishawaka from Talma in 1923. His marriage August 22, 1904, was to Mable KESLER, who survives.
A member of the First Methodist church, he was retired from the Ball Band plant of Mishawaka in 1945.
Survivors other than the widow include, Vernon NORTH, a brother, of Kankakee, Ill., and a daughter, Mrs. Walter CRACKEL, of Mishawaka.
Funeral services were held today at 2:30 p.m. in the Hollis funeral chapel, of South Bend, with Rev. Charles B. CROXALL, associate pastor of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial was made in St. Joseph Memorial Park.

Tuesday, January 9, 1951

Edmund R. Vawter
Edmund R. VAWTER, 76, life-long resident of this city, passed away at 11 a.m. today at his home 502 North Jefferson street. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered around noon Sunday.
At the time of his death he was serving as a member of the board of trustees of the Rochester City Waterworks, an office which he had held since 1938. Mr. Vawter had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Rochester and surrounding community.
Edmund Ramsey, son of Benjamin and Sarah VAWTER, was born in Rochester on Aug. 14, 1874. On June 6, 1900, he was married to Minnie D. HOSTEDLER at Chicago. For a long number of years he owned and operated the Rochester Steam Laundry and retired from that business several years ago.
Mr. Vawter was a member of the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church of this city and served as a Sunday school teacher for 45 consecutive years. He was also a trustee and an official of the administrative council of the church. Mr. Vawter was also a member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges of this city.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Irving TARRANT, Hinsdale, Ill., Mrs. Robert FISHER, of this city; four grandchildren, Gordon NORRIS, Alicia, Pamela Lisbeth, and Phoebe TARRANT, and two sisters, Mrs. Harley WOODCOX, of this city, and Mrs. Archie WOODFIELD, of Indianapolis. A daughter, Mrs. Miriam ALEXANDER, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. Stephen GUBI officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be at the Foster funeral home until noon Thursday and will lie in state at the church from noon until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, January 10, 1951

Ora Foster
The many friends of Ora FOSTER were shocked early today when the news of his sudden death became current. Mr. Foster passed away at 1:40 a.m. today at his home, 128 West 6th street. His death which came suddenly was attributed to a heart seizure. He had previously been in ill health but his condition had not been regarded as extremely grave. Mr. Foster who was born and reared in the vicinity of Rochester had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties.
Ora A., son of William O. and Margaret E. (DUDGEON) FOSTER was born in Fulton county on January 4, 1895. He had been a resident of Rochester for a number of years moving here from Richland township. On October 25, 1922 he was married to Eda H. HAYES, at Plymouth, Ind.
Mr. Foster was a member of the Trinity EUB church, of this city, The American Legion, the Lions Club and the Eagles lodge. For the past several years he has owned and operated the Foster Funeral Home, corner of W. 6th and Jefferson street, here.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. James KOCHER, of Muncie and Mary Ellen [FOSTER], also at home; six sisters, Mrs. Margaret KISTLER, Mrs. Kathryn MOORE, Mrs. Ethyl KIRKPATRICK, all of Rochester; Mrs. Jean KENT, of Fulton; Mrs. Ruth BRANSTRATER, of Waukegan, Ill.; Mrs. Mabel DREW, of South America and three brothers, Herb, Louis and George FOSTER, all of Waukegan, Ill. A brother, Charles [FOSTER], and both his parents preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. Stephen GUBI in charge. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Foster Funeral Home to the church at noon Saturday. Friends may call at either the home or the church.

Elmer E. Zimmerman
Elmer E. ZIMMERMAN, 88, died at 4 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Cora COPLEN, Gilead. He had been ill four weeks.
Born June 19, 1862, he was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth ZIMMERMAN, and was formerly married to Mary BERGER. She preceded him in death in 1934.
He was a retired farmer and is survived by the following:
Mrs. COPLEN, Walter ZIMMERMAN, Akron, Charles ZIMMERMAN, South Bend, Mrs. Omer MILLER, Rochester, all children; sixteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren; three brothers, Omer ZIMMERMAN, Portland, Ore., Allen [ZIMMERMAN], Deedsville, and Henry [ZIMMERMAN], Peru; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary PARNS, Peru, and Mrs. Laura WHITMYRE, Anderson.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, in Akron. Final rites are incomplete.

Thursday, January 11, 1951

Elmer E. Zimmerman
Funeral services for Elmer E. ZIMMERMAN, who died early Wednesday at Gilead, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Gilead church.
The Rev. Howard REECE will officiate and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Friday, January 12, 1951

G. Elmer Keesey
G. Elmer KEESEY, 68, passed away at 7:30 a.m. today in his home five miles southwest of Akron. He had been ill six years.
A life-long resident of Fulton county, he was born here Feb. 10, 1882, to Gideon and Margaret (MORTZ) KEESEY. A member of the Akron EUB church and a retired farmer, he was married to Clarisa Mae BOWEN Feb. 23, 1907, in Akron.
Survivors include: his wife; two sons, Don [KEESEY] of Marion and Deloise [KEESEY] of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Odie [KEESEY] of Akron and Walter [KEESEY] of Redfield, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. S. D. DAWSON of Logansport; three granddaughters. Four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Church of God, with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating.
Friends may call at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, January 13, 1951

Anna Elizabeth Calvin
Mrs. Anna Elizabeth CALVIN, 66, of near Argos, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been a patient since Monday.
Born May 14, 1884, at Morgantown, she moved to a location 4 1/2 miles southwest of Argos from Johnson county in 1940. She was the daughter of John and Haretta HALEMAN and on March 18, 1903, she was married to Omer T. CALVIN.
A member of the Argos Methodist church, she is survived by the husband; a son, John [CALVIN], of Hollywood, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Neil MAYFIELD, Grant Pass, Ore., Mrs. Mary Alice HARRIS, and Mrs. Elwood EALY, Phoenix, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.
The body will be taken to the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where friends may call until Monday. It will then be taken to the Methodist church there to lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m., when services will be held.
The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Monday, January 15, 1951

Harley C. Secor
Harley C. SECOR, 57, former Akron postmaster and hardware merchant, died of a heart attack Saturday at his home there.
A lifetime resident of the Akron commnity, he was born Feb. 27, 1893, to Daniel and Sarah (LITTLE) SECOR. A member of the Masonic Lodge and the Modern Woodmen of America, he was postmaster for ten years during the 1920's and operator of a hardware store later, retiring from business when his health began to fail.
His marriage August 19, 1913, was to Lois KARNS, who survives.
Also surviving are:
Two daughters and two sons, Mrs Robert SHEETS, Akron; Mrs. Don UTTER, Remington; Daniel [SECOR], Akron; Edward [SECOR], Hillsboro; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie HATTERY and Mrs. Sylvia SHOWALTER, both of Akron.
The body was taken to the residence Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Moyer-Haupert funersal home. Funeral services were scheduled to be held at 3 p.m. today with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Myrtle F. Howard
Mrs. Myrtle F. HOWARD, 70, Akron, passed away at 12:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted Monday, Jan. 8.
Born April 28, 1880, in Hallsville, Ohio, the daughter of John and Clarissa (HICKLE) RAYMER, she resided in Akron for approximately 35 years. Her marriage on Jan. 16, 1901, was to Harry HOWARD, who preceded her in death in December of 1943.
A member of the Akron Christian church, she also belonged to the Rebekah Lodge and the Royal Neighbors Lodge.
Survivors include:
Four daughters, Mrs. Charles AMBRIDGE of North Manchester; Florence HOWARD and Mrs. Art CRAIG, both of Akron, and Evelyn HOWARD, of Indianapolis; two grandchildren; two brothers, Charles and Edward [RAYMER], both of Akron.
The body will be taken to the residence at 2 p.m. Tuesday, and final rites will be performed Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Interment will follow at the Akron cemetery.

Marietta Austin and
Mrs. John Bartenback

Funeral services were planned in Woodstock, Ill., today for Mrs. Marietta AUSTIN, 57, and her sister, Mrs. John BARTENBACK, 55, who were killed in a car-train collision at Richmond, Ill.
Mrs. Austin is the mother of Mrs. Arch ESTABROOK, of Rochester. Her father, William AUSTIN, who was driving the car, was seriously injured in the mishap.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Austin visited their daughter here early last week.
The trio was reportedly returning from a funeral of a friend when the accident occurred.

Bert A. Rush
Bert A. RUSH, 82, retired farmer of near Mentone, died 7 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, this city. His death was caused by an embolism. He had been in failing health for over five years.
A native of Kosciusko county, he was born near Pierceton, on Dec. 29, 1868. He was married to Elva COOMLER on December 29, 1888. His parents were Moses and Mary (ENGLE) RUSH. Mr. Rush was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are the widow; three sons, Fred and Ray [RUSH] of Mentone, Earl [RUSH], of Detroit; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 1:30 p.m. at the Johns Funeral Home, Mentone. Rev. J. F. JOHNS of Indianapolis, assisted by Rev. Joseph JONES of Mentone, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.

Allen W. Williams
Allen W. WILLIAMS, 89, retired farmer of near Fulton, passed away 10 a.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter Mrs. Mary COSNER, of Saginaw, Mich. He had been seriously ill for the past week from a stroke of paralysis.
Mr. Williams was born April 1, 1861, in Stark county, Ohio. His parents were Joseph and Sarah Ann "Atha" WILLIAMS. He was married to Julia KELLY who preceded him in death in 1936. Mr. Williams was a member of the Fulton E. U. B. church. Following the death of his wife, Mr. Williams had resided with his children.
Surviving are four sons, Willard [WILLIAMS], of Fulton; Clarence [WILLIAMS], of Battle Creek, Mich.; Everett [WILLIAMS], of Saginaw, Mich.; Herman [WILLIAMS], of Wabash; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel S. ELLIS, of Marshall, Mich.; Mrs. Mary COSNER, of Saginaw, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Ida KELLY, Mrs. Sarah POWNALL, Mrs. Emma COOPER, all of Fulton and thirteen grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. M. E. REED will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Tuesday, January 16, 1951

John Frederick Kepler
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday for John Frederick KEPLER, 67, Chicago, who died Sunday evening from a heart attack. He was a native of the Tiosa community.
The body will be returned to the Johns Funeral Home, Mentone, Wednesday and will remain there until noon Thursday. It will then be taken to the Tiosa Brethren church for services.
Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery, Rochester.
Survivors include an uncle, Jess TAYLOR, of Atwood, and several cousins, including Mrs. Harry CLYMER, of Talma.

Harry A. Conrad
Funeral services for Harry A. CONRAD, 65, Twelve Mile, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corinth church. The Rev. Gilbert MAUS will officiate and burial will be in the Corinth cemetery.
The body was taken from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the residence today where friends may call.
Born August 7, 1885, in Bethlehem township, he was the son of Frank P. and Margaret R. CRIPPEN CONRAD. His lifetime was spent in Bethlehem and Adams townships in Cass county. On Sept. 1, 1909, he married Beatrice MOSS. He was a member of the Spring Creek Christian Church.
Survivors are the wife; four sons, Justin H. and Oscar A. [CONRAD] of Twelve Mile; Clifford E. [CONRAD], at home, Robert A. [CONRAD], Peru, route 3; one granddaughter, Diane CONRAD; one brother, John [CONRAD], route 5, Logansport; one sister, Opal SPENCER, route 5, Logansport.

Secondo Zoppe
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph Catholic church here for Secondo ZOPPE, 44, Route 3, well-known Rochester circus man who died of a heart attack in Gainesville, Tex., Sunday.
Father Edward HOLLAND, of Kewanna, will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
The body arrived over the Erie Railroad Monday night and was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Born Sept. 9, 1906 in Terchina, Italy, he married Dianna YAGIALSKI in Czechoslovakia in 1930. He and his family came to Rochester in 1936 from Spain to join the Cole Brothers circus. He was associated withe Zoppe-Zavatta riding act. Feb. 11 he was planning to join the Harold Morton circus at Memphis, Tenn. He had been with all the big-name circuses in this country and in foreign countries.
Surviving are the wife [Diana ZOPPE]; five children, Orasio, Germanna, Enrico, Yolanda, Gilda [ZOPPE], all at home; four brothers, Ralph, Johnny, Francisco, Oglie [ZOPPE], all residing north of Rochester; one sister, Aurelia [Mrs. Mel] HALL, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
A performance by other members of the family which was to have been held in Akron Tuesday evening at an indoor circus has been cancelled.

Wednesday, January 17, 1951

Harley Kochenderfer
Harley KOCHENDERFER, 70, former sheriff of Fulton county and retired farmer, passed away at the Stansbury Nursing Home a 11:00 a.m. today. Death was attributed to complications which followed a lengthy illness. He had been seriously ill for the past year and a half.
Born in Newcastle township Nov. 19, 1880, to Benjamin and Barbara FULTZ [KOCHENDERFER], he was a life-long resident of the county, and was married Jan. 11, 1902 in Rochester to Cora ZOLMAN, who preceded him in death last year. He was a member of the Trinity E. U. B. chuch.
Survivors include:
Three sons, Harold [KOCHENDERFER], of Wichita, Kans.; Kenneth [KOCHENDERFER], of Michigan City, Ind., Charles [KOCHENDERFER], of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Wilma FELTS; three granddaughters.
Final rites will be held Friday, 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. Stephen GUBI officiating. Interment will follow in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body is at Zimmerman Brothers where friends may call Thursday afternoon.

Dan Martin
Funeral services for Dan MARTIN, 89, former Argos and Richland Center resident, will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Rhett PLETCHER, pastor of the Walnut Church of the Brethren will officiate. Mr. Martin passed away 9:20 p.m. Monday at his home in Henryville, Ill.
He was born Dec. 12, 1861 in Miami county. He came to Fulton county when but a boy and was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Jacob ROHRER on a farm southwest of Argos. His first marriage was to Susie BRUBAKER who passed away about 40 years ago. Later he was married to Mrs. Della MARTIN, who survives. Mr. Martin was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.

Elihu Shotts
Elihu SHOTTS, 69, was found dead early today by members of his family in their two-car garage near Fletchers Lake.
Coroner Dean K. STINSON attributed the death to suicide and said it probably occurred somewhere around 8 or 9 o'clock Tuesday night.
Also investigating, in addition to Stinson, were Deputy Coroner, Dr. Dale BERKEBILE and Deputy Sheriff DeVerl HOLLOWAY.
Holloway said Shotts apparently took his own life with a 20-gauge shotgun. A slat used to hold wall plaster was used to pull the trigger, Holloway added. The blast hit him in the upper left part of the body.
No note was found, but authorities said the incident occurred following family difficulties.
The body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton where final rites are incomplete.
Survivors include the wife and a 10-year-old daughter.

William Francis Scull
Funeral services for William Francis "Fritz" SCULL were held last Thursday afternoon at the Lintons Chapel, Crown Point, Ind., according to word received here yesterday by relatives.
Mr. Scull passed away Jan. 9 at his home 511 North West street, Crown Point. He had been in failing health since 1948 in which year he suffered a stroke of paralysis. He had been a resident of Crown Point for over 40 years, where he maintained a shop on Hack Court, where he did excellent and often inventive work as a precision machinist.
He was born in Winamac, Nov. 21, 1881, the son of Prof. and Mrs. James F. SCULL. Later the Scull family moved to Rochester where Prof. Scull was superintendent of the Rochester schools for a number of years. "Fritz's" education included the study of mechanical engineering at Lewis Institute of Technology in Chicago, which he attended while he made his home with a sister, Mrs. E. P. UPHAM.
Mr. Scull and his wife, Blanche (McGRADY) SCULL, who he met and married in Kalamazoo, came to Crown Point from Champaign, Ill. They have two children, David [SCULL], of Gary and Mrs. Mary SCULL BUCKTHAL, of Oswego, N.Y. A sister, Mrs. UPHAM is the only survivor of the James Scull family. Dr. Eleanor SCULL, and Mrs. W. A. SCHEDDEL and twin daughters preceded him in death. Mrs. Emma SCULL of this city is a sister-in-law of the deceased.

Thursday, January 18, 1951

[no obits]

Friday, January 19, 1951

J. Burton Moore
Funeral services for J. Burton MOORE, 63, who passed away 6 p.m. Thursday at his home in Mishawaka will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Babbs Funeral Home, North Main Street, Mishawaka. Burial will be in a Mishawaka cemetery. Mr. Moore had been in failing health for two months and death followed a heart attack.
Mr. Moore was born in Mishawaka and on May 11, 1927, he married Miss Marie BAUERLEIN. About 25 years ago he was a farm resident of the Prairie Grove neighborhood southwest of Rochester. Later he was employed by the city of Mishawaka Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the Mishawaka Society for the Preservation & Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Ind.
Surviving are his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Fred LINDAHL of Mishawaka; two sons, John C. MOORE at home and Clifford W. MOORE of Plymouth and three brothers, Fred, Earl and Ross [MOORE], all of near Rochester.

Saturday, January 20, 1951

K. V. Jones
Rochester and Fulton county citizens were stunned by the news of the death of K. V. [Kenneth Verne] JONES, principal of Columbia School which occurred around 9 a.m. today. His death was attributed to a heart attack suffered while he was working in his cabinet shop at the rear of his residence, 1110 South Jefferson street. His body was not found until 9:50 a.m. and physicians who were summoned pronounced death to have occurred about an hour earlier.
Prior to this fatal seizure Mr. Jones had been enjoying exceptionally good health and members of the family stated he had never been bothered with a heart ailment.
He had been a resident of Rochester for 22 years, all of which time he served as a teacher and later as principal of the Columbia school. He had a legion of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties and took an active interest in all school sport activities and devoted much time to boy and cub scout work.
Mr. Jones was born Feb. 3, 1900, at Paoli, Ind., the son of Charles and Fairy (FLEMING) JONES. He was a graduate of Indiana University and held a master's degree from that university. On Oct. 22, 1921, he was married to Edna HAWKINS, at Louisville, Ky. The Jones' moved to Rochester in 1929 from Bloomington, Ind. Mr. Jones was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and while a resident of Paoli he was a member of the Friends church of that city. He was also a member of the Phi Delta Kappa national honorary educational fraternity.
Survivors are his wife and son, Charles Kenneth [JONES], both of this city, and his father, Charles JONES, of Paoli.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Methodist church with the Rev. Charles SMITH officiating. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after noon Sunday.
Following the services here Tuesday, the body will be taken to the Ellis funeral home, Paoli, where it will lie in state from Tuesday evening until 2 p.m. Wednesday when services will be conducted there. Burial will be in the Paoli cemetery.

Frank Carpenter
Frank CARPENTER, 72, native of near Disko and former Rochester resident, died at 12:30 a.m. today at his home in Niles, Mich. In ill health for some time, he was a retired city employee there.
Survivors include the wife, the former Cora HARTMAN, of Rochester, and two children, both married.
Funeral services are incomplete.

Monday, January 22, 1951

Viola May Bastow
Mrs. Viola May BASTOW, wife of Rochester real estate man Ira A. BASTOW, died at her home, 1303 Madison street, at 5:55 a.m. today from complications following a hip fracture last Dec. 31. She was 80 years old.
Born Oct. 31, 1870. at Bucyrus, Ohio, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth STOGDALE GOTTSCHALK, and came here 70 years ago. She and her husband were married April 7, 1891, at Logansport.
A member of the Baptist church, her survivors include:
The husband, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Ilo AHLSTROM, Rochester, and Mrs. Edna MARSHMAN, Mishawaka; a son, Francis BASTOW, Skokie, Ill.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Noah and William GOTTSCHALK, Rochester, George [GOTTSCHALK], Lagro, Ill., and Edward [GOTTSCHALK], Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Baptist church, with the Rev. H. Gordon HYDE, officiating.
Burial plans are incomplete.

Charles M. Walker
Charles M. WALKER, who resided in Talma during the summer months for the last 15 years, died at his home in Indianapolis Saturday night. Mr. Walker who was 86, broke his hip a second time last May and was a patient in Woodlawn Hospital until November when he was taken to his home in Indianapolis.
Mr. Walker formerly owned the old Paramount Theatre in Rochester. He was a member of Plymouth-Kilwinning Lodge No. 149, F. and A.M., of Plymouth, and received te 50 year Grand Lodge award last summer while he was in Woodlawn Hospital. During his residency in Marshall county, he ws elected Auditor of that county on the Democratic ticket. Upon moving to Indianapolis, he was elected and served two terms as Trustee of Warren Townsip, of Marion County. he is the owner of the Irving Theater, Indianapolis, but retired from the management a few years ago. He is survived by his wife, one son, Lon [WALKER] of Indianapolis, a half-brother, John ECKERT of Argos, two grandchildren and numerous other relatives. The body will be brought to the Johns Funeral Home, Mentone, on Tuesday where friends may call after 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Johns Home Wednesday at 2 o'clock with burial in the cemetery at Tippecanoe.
Tuesday, January 23, 1951

Nathaniel Squires
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Macy Methodist church for Nathaniel SQUIRES, 79, who died Monday at his home in Macy following a two weeks illness.
The Rev. David ROGERS will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.
The body will be taken from the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton, to the church at 12:30 p.m. to lie in state.
Born in Fulton county Jan. 16, 1872, he was the son of Wilbur and Sarah BRYANT SQUIRES. He was a painter and decorator.
Survivors include a brother, Eli [SQUIRES], of Red Lake, Minn.

William I. Keim
William I. KEIM, 79, died at 9:30 a.m. today at the home of his son, Robert, in the Green Oak community. He had been in bad health three years and seriously ill the past three months.
A farmer, he was born Oct. 3, 1871, in Miami county near Chili but lived most of his life in the Green Oak area. His parents were Israel and Elizabeth COOK KEIM and on Dec. 17, 1896, he was married to Nettie NEWELL. She preceded him in death in 1944.
Survivors include the son, Robert KEIM, of Green Oak; a daughter, Mrs. Myra LOWE, Logansport; a brother, Charles [KEIM], of Green Oak; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. One son preceded him in death.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home in Rochester where friends may call. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Wednesday, January 24, 1951

William I. Keim
Funeral services for William I. KEIM will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Chas. SMITH of the Rochester Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery, southeast of Rochester. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, January 25, 1951

Laura E. Brown
Mrs. Laura E. BROWN, 79, Akron, died at 6 a.m. today in the Stansbury Nursing Home in Rochester where she had been a patient for the past week. She had been ill 10 years.
Born April 26, 1871, in Cass county, she moved to Akron four years ago from Miami county. Her parents were Jack and Amanda ANDERSON and on Sept. 13, 1888, in Wabash county, she was married to James BROWN. He preceded her in deth in 1916.
She was a member of the Congregational Christian church, North Manchester.
Survivors include a son, Merle [BROWN], Akron, with whom she made her home; a daughter, Mrs. Josephine BENNER, Des Moines, Ia., a half-brother, Sam ANDERSON, Swayzee; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A son, Corwin [BROWN], preceded her in death in 1913.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 10 a.m. Friday. Final rites will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Arthur TINKLE officiating. Burial will be in Ijamsville, Ind.

Friday, January 26, 1951

Pvt. John M. Cain
Pvt. John M. CAIN, grandson of Otto R. CAIN, Route 1, Denver, has been killed in action in Korea, according to a Department of Defense announcement. He was previously reported missing.

John Wesley Kreamer
John Wesley KREAMER, 82, retired railroad postal clerk and religious director of Henry township, died at 10:25 p.m. Thursday at his home in Akron. He had been ill 10 weeks.
Born near Disko Feb. 3, 1868, he was the son of Andy and Susanna RICHABAUGH [KREAMER], and spent all his life in the Akron community, with the exception of 12 years in Huntington.
His wife, who survives, is the former Edella May BOWMAN, whom he married at Disko Dec. 25, 1897.
He was an honorary member of the WCTU and a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Railroad Mailmen's Association. Earlier in his life he taught school for seven years at Jamesville and Disko, and in 1894 he was employed as railway postal clerk on the Wabash Railroad--a position he held until his retirement in 1932.
Mr. Kreamer was employed for a year at General Tire in Wabash during World War II and helped out at the Akron post office during the Christmas season and during the vacation of employees.
He was active in church work and recording secretary of the Wabash Conference at the Methodist church. He was in charge of the community daily vacation bible school from 1931 until two years ago.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by:
Two daughters, Mrs. Guy GEARHART, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Ray CORNELL, Cleveland, O.; two sons, Wilbur [KREAMER] of Dixon, Ill., and Dean Eldon [KREAMER], of LaPorte; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death.
Also surviving are a brother, Jacob H. [KREAMER], of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. John LAUER, of Fort Wayne.
Friends may call at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron until noon Sunday, when the body will be taken to the Akron Methodist church to lie in state for two hours.
Services will be held at the church at 2 p.m. Sunday. Officiating will be the Rev. J. E. LAWSHE, of Liberty Center, the Rev. Claude FAWNS, and the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAGH.
Burial will be in the Roann IOOF cemetery.

Saturday, January 27, 1951

Merlyn Ray Stockberger
Funeral services for Merlyn Ray [STOCKBERGER], son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth STOCKBERGER, who died at birth Friday afternoon in the Kelly hospital, Argos, were held Saturday afternoon at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. Rev. J. Robert COOVERT officiated and burial was in the Argos Maple [Grove] cemetery.
The infant is survived by his parents, four brothers, Wayne, Carl, Bill and Allen [STOCKBERGER], and three sisters, Ivy, Fern and Judy [STOCKBERGER].

Monday, January 29, 1951

Edward Holycross
Edward HOLYCROSS, 85, died at his home in Argos at 4 p.m. Saturday, following a three weeks illness.
Born Aug. 12, 1865, he had been an Argos resident for the past 13 years. Survivors include two sons, Omar [HOLYCROSS], address unknown, and Marshall [HOLYCROSS], of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos. The Rev. J. Robert COOVERT will officiate and burial will be in the Maple [Grove] cemetery.

Wright Albert Robbins
Wright Albert ROBBINS, 64, former Rochester resident, died suddenly at 3 p.m. Sunday at his home west of Goshen following a heart attack at noon.
He was a representative of the Medison Greely firm of Rockford, Ill., for 30 years and worked out of the woodwork machinery company's Chicago office, covering Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
Born March 3, 1886, at Edwardsburg, Mich., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David ROBBINS and lived eight years in Rochester before moving to Goshen last year. While residents in Rochester the Robbins resided at 716 Pontiac street.
A member of the Masonic lodge, he is survived by his wife, the former Hazel Gale RAVENCROFT, whom he married in 1909, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles MURPHY of Goshen. A son, Lt. Robert A. ROBBINS was killed April 1, 1944 while a pilot in the air force in the Soloman Islands. Another son, John David [ROBBINS], died at the age of nine in 1919. Two grandchildren survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wedesday at the Majestic Temple, Goshen, with full Masonic services. Burial will be in Edwardsburg, Mich.

Tuesday, January 30, 1951

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Wednesday, January 31, 1951

Anna E. Reddinger
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, for Mrs. Anna E. REDDINGER, 79, who died at a Niles, Mich., hospital Tuesday.
Born in Akron, she lived in the Lincoln church neighborhood until 30 years ago when she moved to Michigan. Her husband, George REDDINGER, preceded her in death 29 years ago.
Survivors include eight children: Frances BICKLE, Julia LAGEE, of Oak Park, Ill., Willis [REDDINGER], of California, Walter and Clarence [REDDINGER], of Oregon, Mrs. Mary BAUER, Niles, Mich., Edna TOMISAK, Chicago, and Lucy Ellen JACKSON, of South Bend. Eighteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate at services and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Samuel Lightfoot
Samuel LIGHTFOOT, 76, former resident of Aubbeenaubbee township, passed away 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Nursing Home where he was removed from the Woodlawn hospital on Monday. He had been residing in Hebron, Ind.
The body was taken from the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home here tody to the Phillips Funeral Home, Hebron, Ind., from where the final rites will be conducted Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Hebron cemetery. A niece, who survives, resides in Griffith, Ind.

Maude L. Montgomery
Mrs. Maude L. MONTGOMERY, 69, lifelong resident of Fulton and Cass conties, passed away early today at the home of her son, Everett MONTGOMERY, near Lucerne. She had been in ill health for the past few years.
Mrs. Montgomery was born Octoer 9, 1881 in Darke county, Ohio, the daughter of Harvey and Angeline (WILSON) SAYLOR. She was married to Henry MONTGOMERY July 19, 1900. Her husband preceded her in death on May 25, 1950.
Survivors are two sons, Everett [MONTGOMERY], Edgar [MONTGOMERY], of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Maurice MURTHA, of Fulton; a brother, Lonnie SAYLOR, of Copemish, Mich., ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday with the Rev. M. E. REED officiating at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. The body is at the Ditmire Chapel where friends may call.

Anna Albright
Mrs. Anna ALBRIGHT, 80, former resident of the Argos community, died at 2 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Gladys, in Indianapolis. She had been ill three weeks.
Born Jan. 30, 1870, at Danville, Ill, she was the daughter of Jacob and Anna (EBERSOLE) PEASE and moved 2 1/2 miles southeast of Argos in 1904. She left that community in 1945.
Her husband, Aaron [ALBRIGHT], preceded her in death April 2, 1945. Two children, Clarence and Mary Alice [ALBRIGHT] preceded her in death. Survivors include the daughter, Gladys [ALBRIGHT], at Indianapolis; and two grandchildren, Glenden, of near Argos, and Mrs. Ione WILSON, of Indianapolis. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, after 1 p.m. Thursday. Final rites are incomplete.

Thursday, February 1, 1951

Ida Platz
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ray Funeral Home, South Bend, for Mrs. Ida PLATZ, 87, who died at the Rochester Nursing Home Tuesday afternoon.
Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery there.
Ill four years, she was born in Spencerville Jan. 13, 1864, and lived in South Bend 64 years before coming here.
In 1887, in South Bend, she was married to Harry PLATZ, who preceded her in death Nov. 11, 1931.
Surviving are five nieces, Mrs. Ralph V. METHOD, South Bend; Mrs. Frank WILLIAMS and Mrs. May NICHOLSON, both of Chicago; Mrs. Thelma CATES and Mrs. Mary KATZ, both of Detroit; and three nephews, Robert PLATZ, South Bend, and Albert SIMONS and Ugie SIMONS, both of Detroit.

Frank J. Summers
Frank J. SUMMERS, county home superintendent, died suddenly at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday from a heart attack at the county home. He was 55 years old.
A member of the Gleaner lodge, he served as deputy sheriff here from 1938 to 1942 and as sheriff from 1942 to 1946. He was formerly employed by the City Water Works and the Rochester Metal Products Co.
Born Nov. 29, 1895, in Noble county, Mr. Summers came here 33 years ago from Whitley county and lived in Kewanna until he became deputy sheriff.
He was the son of Elijah and Lusetta SUMMERS and on Dec. 11, 1915, at Columbia City, was married to Marie CRABILL.
Survivors include the wife and two children, Mrs. Helen KOUGH, of Kewanna, and Bonnie [SUMMERS], at home. Also surviving are four sons, Howard, Frank J. and John [SUMMERS], of Rochester, and Chauncey [SUMMERS], of South Bend; a brother, Edward [SUMMERS], of Collins, Ind.; a sister, Stella SUMMEY, of Churubusco, and ten grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until noon, Friday, and then at the home until the hour of services.
Final rites will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity E. U. B. church. The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Anna Albright
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos, for Mrs. Anna ALBRIGHT, former resident who died Wednesday at Indianapolis.
The Rev. J. Robert COOVERT, of the Argos Christian church, will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home Friday morning.

Friday, February 2, 1951

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Saturday, February 3, 1951

William Neese
William NEESE, 62, died suddenly about 10 a.m. today at his home, 609 Indiana Avenue.
Coroner Dean K. STINSON attributed his death to a heart attack. He has been an employee at Armour's since 1942.
The body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home. Final arrangements are incomplete.

Margaret Emma Wildermuth
Mrs. Margaret Emma WILDERMUTH, 92, a pioneer resident of Fulton county was found dead in bed at her home 810 Jefferson street, this city, Saturday morning. Death is believed to have resulted from a heart attack. She had resided with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ray WILDERMUTH for the past several years.
Margaret Emma [NEFF], daughter of David and Mary NEFF, was born March 31, 1858 in Pennsylvania. She was married to Daniel W. WILDERMUTH on March 14, 1880. He passed away in 1936. Mrs. Wildermuth was a member of the Church of God of Akron.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Mike EASH, of Rochester and three grandchildren. A son, Ray [WILDERMUTH], preceded in death during 1949.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Akron Church of God. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. The body will be returned from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to the Wildermuth residence at 4 p.m. Sunday where friends may call.

Monday, February 5, 1951

Tressa Lewis
Mrs. Tressa LEWIS, 76, of Akron, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Myron ELY in Fort Wayne Saturday at 6:30 p.m. She had been ill for the past three weeks and had gone to her daghter's residence.
She was born Dec. 8, 1875, in Akron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie SHAMP.
She was married twice. Both husbands, Kelsey [BANEY] and Sherman LEWIS, preceded her in death.
Surviving are five sons, Ross [BANEY], of Atwood, Verl [BANEY] of Fort Wayne, Walter [BANEY] of Kendallville, Donald [BANEY] of Hudson, and Howard [BANEY] of South Bend; one daugher, Mrs. AnnaBelle ELY of Fort Wayne; one brother, Charles SHAMP of Dowagiac, Mich. and twelve grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in Mentone cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

William Nees
Funeral services for William NEES, 63, who died here Saturday from a heart attack, were held at 2 p.m. today at the Foster funeral home.
Scheduled to officiate was Rev. L. E. POWELL and burial was planned in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
Born in Fulton county, March 21, 1887, he lived here his entire life. The son of Ezra and Julia NEES, he was married to Retha BRYANT Oct. 3, 1943, and was an employee of Armour's for eight years.
Survivors include the wife and the following children: Connie Sue [NEES], Virgil Bryant [NEES], at home; Mrs. Eugene LONG, Michigan City; Cpl. Wilber STEFFEY, with the army in Korea; a foster daughter, Mrs. William DAVIS, Niles, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Joan DAUGHERTY, Rochester.

Ralph A. Fenimore
Ralph A. FENIMORE, 56, former resident of the Macy community passed away at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in his home in Indianapolis. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been a resident of Indianapolis for 38 years, where he was employed by the Bell Telephone Co.
Mr. Fenimore was born Feb. 14, 1895, at Green Oak, Ind. His parents were Edward and Sarah (CLEMANS) FENIMORE. His wife who was Florence ARNOLD preceded him in death. He was a member of the Methodist church in Indianapolis and the Masonic Order.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Howard GORDON, of Mt. Zion neighborhood; three brothers, Fred [FENIMORE], of South Bend; Orville [FENIMORE], of Peru; Ross [FENIMORE], of Plymouth; two sons, James [FENIMORE], of Dallas, Texas, and David [FENIMORE], a student at DePauw, who resides at home in Indianapolis.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Ralph Ellis
Ralph ELLIS, 85, of Argos, died at his home Sunday from a heart attack.
Born April 5, 1865, at Inwood, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah ELLIS. His wife, the former Helen COMPTON, whom he married July 13, 1907, preceded him in death.
Two children, Mrs. Ossie HARDEST and Russell ELLIS, also preceded him in death. Four grandchildren survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos. The Rev. Walter MANDUM, of Plymouth will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Emma J. Sims
Mrs. Emma J. SIMS, 86, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. A. O'MARA, 1108 Hill street, Rochester. She had been ill 10 days.
Born Jan. 16, 1865, at Goodland, she came here nine years ago from Newton and White counties where she spent most of her life. She was the daughter of Chris and Elisa CARSON FEHRLE and on Sept. 30, 1884, was married to Samuel SIMS. He preceded her in death July 5, 1939.
A member of the Baptist church, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. O'Mara, of here, and Mrs. E. B. MONSEMITH, of Fulton; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mattie EVANS, of Brook, and a brother, John FEHRLE, of Lafayette. Two sons preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton. The Rev. Don McGUIRE will officiate and burial will be in the Goodland cemetery.
Friends may call at the chapel in Fulton.

Tuesday, February 6, 1951

Paul Burns, Jr.
Paul BURNS, Jr., 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul BURNS, 105 1/2 E. Ninth Street, was killed in action in Korea Jan. 22, his parents were informed by telegram this afternoon.
He was hospitalized earlier in the Korean war from frozen limbs.

S. E. Windes
S. E. WINDES, retired railroader and father of Mrs. Lyman LANGFORD, Rochester, was killed by a train early today as he went to mail letters in Pacific, Mo.
He was 80 years old.
A native of Missouri, he lived most of his life around Clinton, Mo., and was visiting a sister in Pacific when the incident occurred.
Mr. and Mrs. LANGFORD left this afternoon for Missouri by car to help plan final rites.

Ralph Allen Fenimore
Funeral services for Ralph Allen FENIMORE, who passed away Sunday at Indianapolis, will be held Wednesday morning 10 a.m. at the Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary, Indianapolis. Mr. Fenimore formerly rsided in the vicinity of Macy.

Emma Alice Zook
Mrs. Emma Alice ZOOK, of Denver, Ind., passed away Tuesday morning at the Dukes Hospital, Peru. She had often visited in Rocheser and had many friends throughout both Miami and Fulton Counties.
Emma Alice [DELP], daughter of E. J. and Mary Ann DELP, was born June 18, 1859. On December 16, 1875, she was married to Aaron G. ZOOK by her father, Rev. [E. J. ] DELP, at her home in Denver. Her husband preceded her in death on March 6, 1922. They were the parents of five children, Elbert ZOOK, of Peru; Omar [ZOOK], who passed away May 18, 1935; Mrs. Walter KNISELY, of Kokomo; Floyd and Donald ZOOK, of Denver. She is also survived by a sister, Flo DELP, of this city and a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon by Rev. GOLDEN at the Denver Baptist church.

John E. Chamberlain
John E. "Jack" CHAMBERLAIN, Rochester's first police chief, died at 12:30 p.m. today at his home, 629 E. Ninth street. He was 79 years old.
Death was attributed to a heart attack following complications. He had been ill five months.
Chamberlain, who moved here from Chicago in 1893 to help build the present county jail, was named Rochester's first police chief around 1909 by the late Omar SMITH, the city's first mayor.
He was a Spanish-American war veteran and was in the photography business before moving here.
Survivors include the wife and several children. The body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home where final rites are pending.

Wednesday, February 7, 1951

Gladys May Webb
Mrs. Gladys May WEBB, 69, of near Macy, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill five days.
Born [Gladys May CONRAD] April 6, 1881, in Cass county, she resided with a daughter, Mrs. Ed FINCHER, two miles east of Macy. She was the daughter of Isaac and Mary WARD CONRAD and in 1904 at Wabash was married to Oliver WEBB.
She was a housewife and a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Survivirs, in addition to the husband and the daughter, are: a son, Garl [WEBB], Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Icel HUBBARD, Montavista, Colo., Mrs. Lulu BARTLETT, Jerseyvillle, Ill., Mrs. Nancy MICKEL, North Vernon, Ind.; two brothers, Eeo [CONRAD], Montavista, Colo., and Chas. [CONRAD], of Wabash and four grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, after noon Thursday. The body will be taken to the Macy Methodist church at 12:30 p.m. Friday to lie in state for an hour.
Final rites will be held at the church at 1:30 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Darrel TAGGART officiating. Burial plans are incomplete.

John E. Chamberlain
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster Funeral Home for John E. "Jack" CHAMBERLAIN, Rochester's first police chief, who died Tuesday.
Rev. Ormand ODHNER, of Glenview, Ill., will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.
A resident of this community 55 years, he was born March 8, 1871, in Bourbon, son of Jerome and Sarah CHAMBERLAIN, and lived in Chicago before coming here.
On Sept. 28, 1912, he was married to Alta METZGER, in Rochester. She survives as do the following children: Jerome [CHAMBERLAIN], Peru, Robert [CHAMBERLAIN], Battle Creek, Mich., and Howard [CHAMBERLAIN], who is program chairman for Station WLW, Cincinnati, O. Five grandchildren also survive.

Paul Burns, Jr.
Paul BURNS, Jr., was well liked all of his life and lucky for most of it.
He played intra-mural basketball while a sophomore at Richland Center high school and when he transferred to Rochester in his junior year he joined the Hi-Y, playing intra-mural softball in his senior year.
His 1944 gradating class remembered him for his wit and jokes.
But 1944 was a serious year. The United States was in a full-scale world war.
Paul joined the Merchant Marines and made two perilous journeys through sub-infested waters. He came out unscathed.
The was soon ended, however, and he then joined the armed forces, serving 18 months with signal corps occuation troops in immediate post-war Germany, and holding the rank of sergeant.
In 1947, he was discharged.
But by June of 1950, another world crisis flared up, this time in Korea. In July, he re-enlisted. In rapid order, he was sent to Fort Knox, Ky., then to Seattle, and flown direct to Korea--all in a six weeks period.
Serving with the 17th Regiment Combat team of the Seventh Infantry Division, he was with United Nations troops when they made their first long advance.
Somewhere near Seoul, he was caught in the icy waters of a river. His hands and feet were frozen and his clothes had to be cut from him at a make-shift hospital near Inchon.
But 10 days later he had miraculously recovered and had rejoined his outfit as it continued to carve out gains in North Korea. It was the only UN organization to reach the Manchurian border.
To all outward appearances, the war was about over and there were even hopes that Paul might be on his way home by Christmas.
It was at this point, however, that millions of Red Cinese soldiers entered the conflict.
Helplessly outnumbered, American and other UN troops fought to escape entrapment. Paul was one of them
Surviving many battles, he was evacuated at the Hungnam beachhead with thousands of other troops taken in the South Korean part of Pusan, and put back in combat.
In his last letter home, dated Dec. 20, 1950, he wrote that his unit was "moving" to the front again. His luck was still lasting.
But somehow, some way, on Monday, Jan. 22, of this year--just before his 24th birthday and about the same time many county residents were worrying about gross income taxes--Paul's luck ran out.
The details are not yet known.
But Monday afternoon, Feb. 6, War Department officials notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul BURNS, 105 1/2 E. Ninth street, that Paul had been killed in action on Jan. 22, making him the county's first current war fatality.
The news was a tremendous shock both to his parents, a brother, Robert [BURNS], at Wabash, who is a Navy veteran, and to all of his Fulton county friends that knew and liked him so well.

Thursday, February 8, 1951

John Shoddy
John "Jack" SHODDY, 16-year-old Fulton boxer, died at 9:15 a.m. today in Fort Wayne's St. Joseph Hospital from injuries received in a Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament there Tuesday night and a week ago Tuesday.
Allen County Coroner Edgar MENDENHALL, in a telepone conversation with The News-Sentinel this morning, said the death was accidental and attributed it to a brain hemorrhage.
He said he understood that the Fulton high school freshman had walked away from the ring Tuesday night of this week after losing a one round tchnical knockout bout to Billy CALLAND, of Fort Wayne. Both were entered in the lightweight division.
Shoddy collapsed shortly afterwards and was rushed to the hospital, where he reportedly underwnt surgery. According to reports, he never regained consciousness.
Dr. Mendenhall said the boy's father, L. F. SHODDY, railroad section foreman at Fulton, had told him that Jack had complained of headaches last week after he had bumped heads in a preliminary tournament match Jan. 30 with Bob SABO, of Defiance, Ohio.
Shoddy won the decision, which sent him into competition this week.
Jack, who made good grades in school, was one of several Fulton boxers competing in the Golden Gloves tournament. Finals in the contest are scheduled next week.
Survivors include the parents, an older brother and sister, Dick and Elizabeth [SHODDY], and another sister, Pat [SHODDY], who is a freshman at the Fulton high school.
The body was scheduled to be taken to the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton or a funeral home in Griffin, Ind., where the family formerly lived. Final rites are incomplete.

Friday, February 9, 1951

Sharon Kotterman
Three-year-old Sharon KOTTERMAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry KOTTERMAN, of near Macy and Gilead, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday from cancer of the right eye.
The family, in the past few weeks, had received approximately $180 from friends through the area, many of them unknown personally, to help defray expenses of an anticipated operation.
Survivors include the parents; three sisters, Donna Jean [KOTTERMAN], 16, Harold [KOTTERMAN], 8; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William RUNKLE, of Akron; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William KOTTERMAN, of Macy. A sister, Doris Ann [KOTTERMAN], preceded her in death 10 years ago.
The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, to the residence, two miles west of Gilead, at 2 p.m. Saturday, where friends may call.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Macy Methodist church. The Rev. D. F. TAGGART will officiate and burial will be in the Macy cemetery.

Herbert Clymer
Herbert CLYMER, former student at the Rochester and Talma schools, passed away Thursday night at Whittier, Calif., according to word received here by Dr. M. O. KING.
Mr. Clymer, who is a nephew of Dr. King, was the son of Mrs. Fannie KING CLYMER and attended Wabash College.
Survivors include three grown children, besides his wife, the former Mae SCHAARF, of Crawfordsville.

John Shoddy
Final rites will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, for 16-year-old John "Jack" SHODDY, of Fulton, who died Thursday in a Fort Wayne hospital from injuries received in a boxing tournament at Fort Wayne.
Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton, until noon Saturday, and at the residence in Fulton after that time.
Shoddy, a Fulton high school freshman, was born May 9, 1934, at Griffith, Ind., the son of Lois and Catherine HALSEMA SHODDY, and came to Fulton in 1942.
The young boxer was injured in two fights--last Tuesday and a week ago Tuesday in Golden Gloves competition at Fort Wayne.
An International News Service report today quoted Fred DeBorda, chairman of the Indiana A.A.U. Boxing committee, as saying that the boy's death was the fifth in 20 years of Golden Gloves competition in this state.
The last death in the ring occurred at Lafayette in 1940 when a Purdue University student died of exhaustion.

Ralph Hunnicut
Funeral services will be held at Bluffton, Saturday afternoon, for Ralph HUNNICUT, about 42, who was killed in a freak accident there.
Mr. Hunnicut, who is survived by the widow and two children, is an uncle of Mrs. John McKEE, of Manitou Heights. Mr. and Mrs. McKee will attend the final rites.

Lillie V. Miller
Mrs. Lillie V. MILLER, 87, died early today at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Lois BOOCHER, Route 4.
Born June 17, 1863, near Athens, she was the daughter of Isaac and Amira GROVE COPLEN and spent most of her life in the Athens community. In 1882 she was married to Charles MILLER, who preceded her in death six years ago.
A member of the Athens EUB church, she is survived by three sons, Omer [MILLER], of Athens, Otto [MILLER], of Montpelier, and Robert [MILLER], of Huntington; and a daughter, Mrs. Florence MILLER, of Mishawaka. Another daughter, Mrs. Sarah McINTIRE, died last year.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron. Final rites are pending.

Saturday, February 10, 1951

Mrs. Victor Ahlstrom
Funeral services were planned today for Mrs. Victor AHLSTROM, former Rochester resident, who died in the St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, following a heart attack there.
She and her husband formerly operated a grocery on West Eighth Street in Rochester.
Survivors include a brother-in-law, Con AHLSTROM, of Rochester.

Mrs. George F. Craig
Rochester friends today were apprised of the death of Mrs. George F. CRAIG, which occurred at her home in Grand Rapids, Mich., Friday. Her husband, the Rev. George F. CRAIG, former pastor of the Rochester Methodist church, passed away a year ago. The Craigs resided here from 1921 to 1924.
Funeral services are to be held Monday, Feb. 12 at the Fitzjohn funeral home, Belding, Mich.

Lillie V. Miller
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Athens EUB church for Mrs. Lillie V. MILLER, 87, who died Friday.
The Rev. George CRANE, assisted by the Rev. Mrs. E. L. RISLEY, Akron, will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetry at Athens.
Friends may call at the Omer MILLER, residence, Athens, after 2 p.m. today.

Monday, February 12, 1951

Jessie F. Evans
Mrs. Jessie F. EVANS, 73, died Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Logansport's Memorial Hospital where she had been admitted 12 hours earlier.
Her death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. She resided three miles northeast of Twelve Mile.
Born [Jessie F. SOWERS] in Fulton county Nov. 14, 1877, she was the daughter of Frank and Sarah (FRY) SOWERS. She was married to Elza EVANS on Aug. 20, 1896. He died July 24, 1950. She was a lifetime resident of the community, and was a member of the Twelve Mile E. U. B. church.
Surviving are four sons, Russell and Robert [EVANS], at home, Cecil [EVANS], Chicago; Deo [EVANS], Twelve Mile; four daughters, Mrs. Frances McCONKEY, Nipigon, Ontario; Mrs. Inez REEVES, Venice, Calif.; Mrs. Ora HARNESS, Washington, D. C., Mrs. Gladys JENKINS, Logansport; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Charles [FRY], Wabash, Grover [FRY], Richmond, James [FRY], Wisconsin, Ora [FRY], Chicago; one sister, Josie SOWERS.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Twelve Mile E. U. B. church, and burial will be in the Mt. Carmel cemetery.

Virgil Colwell
Mrs. K. P. RICHARDSON has been called to Knox on account of the death of her half-brother, Virgil COLWELL. He passed away Friday at the Hines Hospital, Hines, Ill. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services are to be held Tuesday afternoon at Round Lake. Burial will be in the Round Lake cemetery, near Knox.

Frank S. Scott
Frank S. SCOTT, 69, owner of the Scott Toggery Shop, Kewanna, died Sunday at 12:15 p.m. after a lengthy illness.
Born April 27, 1881 in Port Jarvis, N.Y., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. SCOTT. He came to Kewanna in 1904 as a surveyor for the C. & O. railroad. Soon after that time he went into the clothing business in Kewanna, and has been in that business for the past 45 years. He was married Dec. 17, 1904 to Georgia MILLS, who died in 1945. Mr. Scott was a member of the Kewanna Masonic lodge.
Surviving are one son, Robert SCOTT, Kewanna, who was associated with him in his business; one sister, Mrs. Adeline EDMOND, Port Jarvis, N.Y.; one grandson, Robert SCOTT, Jr., Kewanna.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home where friends may call.
Final rites will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Henry BULGER will officiate and burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The funeral will be held under Masonic auspices.

Tuesday, February 13, 1951

Fred Monroe Shaffer
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Fred Monroe SHAFFER, 75, who was killed early Monday at the New York Central railroad crossing in Osceola.
An Osceola resident, formerly from Argos, he was found about 8 a.m. Coroner T. C. GORSZWAKI ruled the death accidental and said that Shaffer, a pedestrian, apparently was struck about five hours earlier by a westbound train.
Born July 18, 1875, in Morris, Ill., he resided in Argos 35 years before moving to Osceola.
He was the son of Martin and Emma SHAFFER and is survived by two sons, John V. and W. Ray [SHAFFER], both of Detroit; a brother, Frank [SHAFFER], of Argos; a sister, Mrs. Dollie LINSY, of Mishawaka, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home after Wednesday morning. The Rev. J. Robert COOVERT, of the Congregational Christian Church, at Argos will officiate and burial will be in the Jordan cemetery, Argos.

Wednesday, February 14, 1951

Raymond P. Richardson
Raymond P. RICHARDSON, 51, of 308 East Ohio street South Bend passed away 10:30 Tuesday evening while enroute to the Memorial Hospital, that city. He suffered a heart attack earlier in the evening. Mr. Richardson, a former resident of Rochester, had a wide acquainatnce of friends throughout Fulton county.
He was born in Rochester on January 29, 1900 and moved to South Bend from Plymouth in 1943. He was married to Mrs. Rella B. STEVENS on Janary 22, 1944 at LaPorte. Mr. Richardson was general sales manager of the Beutter-Achton Co. of South Bend. He was a member of the L.O.O.M.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Nellie E. RICHARDSON, of Rochester; two children, Mrs. Carl S. KASA and Miss June A. RICHARDSON, both of South Bend; two stepchildren, William H. STEVENS and Mrs. Robert J. DERANEK, of South Bend, three grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Fred L. RICHARDSON, of Benton harbor, Mich.; Dr. Kline RICHARDSON, of Peoria, Ill.; Clyde H. RICHARDSON, of Ambia, Ind.; Dr. Charles L. RICHARDSON, of this city; Mrs. Mary L. COAN; Adolph E. RICHARDSON, of Granger, Ind; Frank M. RICHARDSON, of Hammond and Mrs. Helen L. COYKENDALL, of South Bend.
Friends may call at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend until the hour of the services, there, 2 p.m. Friday. The Revs. Robert M. SELLE and Lewis A. WILSON, pastors of the St. Pauls Memorial Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Highlands cemetery, South Bend.

Albert Ruff
Albert RUFF, 72, of Argos, passed away Tuesday at Orlando, Fla., where he was spending the winter months. He had been in ill health for the past three years.
Mr. Ruff was born August 10, 1879 at Plymouth, Ind. He had been a resident of that city up until four years ago when he moved to Argos. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors are his wife, formerly Effie BOWELL; a son, William [RUFF], of Gary; two brothers, Charles and Orin [RUFF], and a sister Mrs. Ida MILLER all of Plymouth.
The body will arrive in Argos Friday morning and be taken to the Grossman Funeral home from where services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. J. Robert COVERT assisted by Rev. Mrs. Mildred TREBER, of Bluffton will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Mary F. Rans
Mrs. Mary F. RANS, 76, died at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Fulton following a heart attack about 10 hours earlier.
She was born in Wayne township Aug. 14, 1874, the daughter of Christopher and Nancy TROUTMAN LAMBERT. On March 8, 1893, she was married to James RANS, who preceded her in death December 6, 1950.
A member of the Fulton Baptist church, she is survived by two sons, Charles [RANS], of Fulton, and Fred [RANS], of Delong; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. A sister, Della SNYDER, and a son, George [RANS], preceded her in death.
Friends my call at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, until time for services.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton Baptist church. The Rev. Don McGUIRE will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Charles Rhamy
Charles RHAMY, 81, father of Mrs. Paul WATSON, Rochester, died early today at the Huntington county hospital.
He had been in failing health for some time. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.

Frank Smoker
Frank SMOKER, 87, died at 6 a.m. today at his home six miles southwest of Akron. He had been ill three months.
Born March 14, 1863, in Miami county, he was the son of Christian and Suzanna SMOKER and on Dec. 12, 1889, he was married to Rachael SRIVER.
A farmer, he was a member of the Crescent Hill Methodist church.
Survivors include two foster daughters, Mrs. Howard LANDIS of Akron, and Mrs. Ruby DAWALD, Roann; two brothers, Albert and Charles [SMOKER], both of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Oliver POWELL, Mrs. Emma BURKETT, both of Rochester. His wife preceded him in death in 1945.
The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, to the residence where friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the residence. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Wednesday, February 14, 1951 to Thursday, February 15, 1951

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Friday, February 16, 1951

Charles J. Richard
Charles J. RICHARD, 79, passed away at his home 427 Indiana Ave., this city, at 12:05 today. He had been in failing health since last August. Mr. Richard had resided in Rochester for over 50 years coming here from Francisville, Ind. He was a retired barber.
Charles J., son of John and Leah (CARNEY) RICHARD was born in Francisville on June 13, 1871. His first marriage was to Ella BROWN in 1895. He was then married to Ida JOHNSON in 1910. Mr. Richard was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. and Eagles lodges.
Surviving are his wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Eva BINGLER and Mrs. Pauline RICHHARRT, both of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Olivene MORRIS, of South Bend; five sons, Clifford [RICHARD], of South Bend; Russell [RICHARD], of Warm Springs, Ga., Rex, Robert and John [RICHARD], all of Rochester; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held 3:30 Sunday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Revs. Stephen GUBI and L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Earl Guise
Earl GUISE, 66, former resident of the Bruce Lake community, passed away early this morning at his home 227 North Taylor street, South Bend. His death was attributed to a heart ailment. Mr. Guise had many friends throughout the western sections of Fulton county. He was the son of Henry and Fern GUISE.
Surviving are his wife, of South Bend; a son, Adam GUISE, of Detroit, a daughter, Mrs. Joe THOMPSON, of South Bend; two grandchildren, Richard GUISE, of Detroit; Connie Lee THOMPSON, of South Bend and two sisters, Mrs. Clyde GARNER and Mrs. Charles MOORE, both of Kewanna. Mrs. Eugene BUCKINGHAM, of this city, is a niece.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Bruce Lake. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.

Bert Craig
Bert CRAIG, 82, well-known retired carpenter of the McKinley neighborhood, east of Rochester, passed away 5:55 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lucille DRUDGE. He had been seriously ill since January 9th.
A native of Fulton county, he was born April 16, 1868 at Kewanna. All of his life had been spent in the county with the exception of 20 years residency in Osaage County, Kansas, from 1870 to 1890.
On April 18, 1893 he was married to Leona Z. MILLER at Rochester. She preceded him in death on January 11, 1938.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Amanda COCHRAN, of Plymouth, Mrs. Mildred McINTYRE, of Kewanna; Mrs. Lucille DRUDGE, of this city; Mrs. Opal SPARKS, of Mishawaka; three sonds, Merle [CRAIG], of Rochester; Albert [CRAIG], of Cleveland; Hubert [CRAIG], of Plymouth; a stepson, R. E. KILE, of Chicago; thirty gaandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 Sunday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call after noon Saturday.

Saturday, February 17, 1951

Melissa Jane Taber
Mrs. Melissa Jane TABER, former Argos resident, died at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., Friday, following a lengthy illness. She was 92 years old.
Born [Melissa Jane RAILSBACK] March 7, 1858, at Argos, she moved to the west coast in 1920. She was the daughter of William and Melissa RAILSBACK and was married to Thomas TABER. He preceded her in death several years ago.
A member of the Church of God, she is survived by four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Stella FORD, Mrs. Gladys GIBBS, Mrs. Glenna SLECK, Miss Jessie TABOR, Earl, Charles and William [TABER], all of Los Angeles; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Etta SMITH, Los Angeles; a brother, Simon RAILSBACK, of Argos; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The body will arrived at Plymouth at 7:45 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN, of the Argos Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Monday, February 19, 1951

Della DuBois
Mrs. Della DuBOIS, 67, Fulton, died Sunday at 10:15 a.m. in the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since December 23, 1950.
She previously entered the nursing home last May, but was first dismissed July 1.
Born [Della RESER] in White county July 18, 1883, she was the daughter of Wyatt and Harriet (WHITE) RESER. Most of her life was spent in the Fulton community.
She was married July 18, 1936 to Keort DuBOIS.
Surviving are the husband; one brother, Charley RESER, Logansport; a sister, Susie SHIERLING, of near Fulton.
The body will remain at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m.Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. M. E. REED will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Bruce Richard Flynn
Bruce Richard [FLYNN], five-month-old son of John and Evelyn FLYNN, 430 E. 18th St., this city, passed away 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital.
Survivors are the parents and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mettie RUGGLES, of Huntington, Ind.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m.Tuesday at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. HUGHES of the EUB church will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. The body is at the funeral home.

Laura Dawald
Mrs. Laura DAWALD, Peru, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since Sept. 8, 1950.

Sarah Ann Williams
Mrs. Sarah Ann WILLIAMS died at 3:45 a.m. today at the home of a sister, Mrs. Emma ENYART, Fulton. Eighty-eight years old, she had been ill one week.
She was born [Sarah Ann HOWER] Sept. 29, 1862, in Cass county, and lived most of her life in Cass and Fulton counties. Her parents were Henry and Leah WEAVER HOWER and on March 2, 1891, she was married to Charles WILLIAMS. He preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1923.
A member of the Macy Methodist church, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Effie SOUTHERTON, Macy, and Mrs. Myrtle ENYART, also of Macy; two sisters, Emma, Fulton, and Mrs. Ida DOWNS, Rochester; two brothers, Josiah HOWER, Fulton, and Sam HOWER, of Kewanna.
The body was taken to the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton. Funeral arrangements were scheduled to be made this afternoon.

Tuesday, February 20, 1951

John Sherman Clingaman
Final rites were scheduled at 1:30 p.m. today at the Roann Methodist church for John Sherman CLINGAMAN, 85, Route 1, Macy, who died Saturday.
The Rev. L. M. HILE will officiate and burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Hettie Rebecca Yoder
Peru, Feb. 20. -- Final services for Mrs. Hettie Rebecca YODER, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wise funeral home. The Reverend C. F. GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be in West Lawn cemetery, Denver.
Friends may call at the residence until 10 a.m. Wednesday when the body will be returned to the funeral home.
Her death occurred here Monday morning at 9 o'clock at her home after several year's illness. Born in Union township, June 7, 1876, she was the daughter of Isaac and Julia Ann KEPLER YIKE. On April 20, 1894, in Fulton county she was married to Benjamin F. YODER. She had spent most of her life in Miami county.
Survivors are the husband; ten children: Mrs. Alma LOWE, Nead; Mrs. Dora BUTT, Mrs. Goldie PRIOR, Truman YODER, Peru; Julius, Willard and Chloe [YODER] at home; Omer [YODER], Michigan City; Kenneth and Ellis [YODER], Macy; one sister, Mrs. Joseph W. HECKATHORN of here; one brother, John L. YIKE, Rochester; twenty-one grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death.

Sarah Ann Williams
Final rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Macy Methodist church for Mrs. Sarah Ann WILLIAMS, 88, who died at Fulton Monday.
The Rev. D. L. TAGGART will officiate, assisted by the Rev. M. E. REED, and burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton, although the body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Laura Dawald
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura DAWALD, 71, Peru, who died here Sunday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandstaff Funeral Home, Roann.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
Survivors include the husband, Eli [DAWALD]; five children, Mrs. Waldo STANLEY, Route 2, Peru; Mrs. Bernard SHAW, Route 1, Roann; Victor [DAWALD], Decatur, Ill.; George [DAWALD], Route 1, Macy; and Earl [DAWALD], of Geneva; three brothers, Hamilton MOHLER, Denver; George [MOHLER], Peru, and Lorenzo [MOHLER], of Deedsville; a sister, Mrs. Clara FETROW, Akron; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Alice Noreen Atwood
Mrs. Alice Noreen ATWOOD, 72, who for the past four years has made her home at St. Francis hospital, Peoria, Ill., died there at 7:05 p.m. Sunday.
Daughter of Victor H. and Alice R. RYLAND DANIELS, she was born [Alice Noreen DANIELS] Sept. 7, 1878 in Rochester.
Her marriage was to Paul H. ATWOOD, who died in Los Angeles, Calif., eight years ago.
Surviving are her mother and three sisters, Mrs. Zelia SIMPSON and Mrs. Clark GRIER, both of Peoria and Mrs. H. A. WALDRON of New York City.
Mr. and Mrs. V. H. DANIELS were former residents of Rochester. They left here about 40 years ago. Mrs. Daniels resides at 115 Callender ave., Peoria, Ill.

Wednesday, February 21, 1951

Loma Ann Personett
Mrs. Loma Ann PERSONETT, 77, was found dead in bed at 3 a.m. today at her home in Akron. She had been seriously ill the past four weeks.
Born [Loma Ann MAUL] Jan. 25, 1874, in Akron, she resided in that community her entire life. She was the daughter of Phillip and Phoebe ARTER MAUL and in 1893 she was married to Richard PERSONETT. He preceded her in death June 9, 1936.
A member of the Akron Church of God, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Flossie HARTMAN, Macy; Mrs. Neva KINDIG, Akron, and Mrs. Pauline ADAMS, also of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Ben WILTSHIRE, Macy; three brothers, Ed ARTER, Akron, Will ARTER, South Bend, and Sam ARTER, South Bend; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
A sister and three brothers preceded her in death.
The body will be taken to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Neva KINDIG, in Akron, at 2 p.m. Thursday, where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Akron church of God. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. Claude FAWNS, will officiate, and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, February 22, 1951

Charles Emory Kamp
Charles Emory KAMP, former resident of Argos passed away at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 412 Brady street, Elkhart. He had been in ill health several years suffering from a heart ailment. For the past 30 years he had resided in Elkhart where he was employed by the Martin Band Instrument Co.
He was born in Argos on December 22, 1873, the son of Henry and Melissa KAMP. In 1898 he was married to Eva LAKE, who survives.
Other survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Enid EVANS, Mrs. Rethel OLSON, Mrs. Leathel TRECKELO, Mrs. Evelyn ERNSBERGER, all of Elkhart; Mrs. Mildred MAUDLIN, of Lafayette; a son, Lloyd KAMP, of Elkhart; fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Prayer services will be held 8 p.m. Friday at the Westbrook Funeral Home, Elkhart. The body will then be brought to the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where final rites will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. J. Robert COOVERT will officiate at both services. Interment will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home in Argos Saturday morning up until the hour of the services.

Caroline Miller
A nine-year-old former Burton grade school girl was killed accidentally in England Feb. 2, and her brother narrowly escaped the same fate, according to word received by friends here.
She is Caroline MILLER, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. MILLER.
Mr. Miller was formerly employed at the Long Ranch, Armours, and at Grass Creek. The family, which lived for a while near Burton school, came to this county several years ago, leaving in the spring of 1950 and arriving back in England last November.
The child was killed by a car when she stepped from a school bus at her home in Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire, England, Mrs. Floyd Van METER, of Grass Creek, was informed by letter.
A brother, John [MILLER], about 12, would probably have been hit too, the letter reported, had he not gone back in the bus to retrieve his hat, which had been playfully tossed to the rear of the vehicle by another boy.
Survivors include the parents and four brothers, Allen, John, Timothy and Christopher [MILLER].
Mrs. Miller was reported in a state of collapse and the brother, John, suffered a nervous breakdown following the incident.

Dr. O. R. Chambers
Dr. O. R. CHAMBERS, of Corvallis, Oregon, died suddenly Wednesday from a cerebral hemorrhage.
Survivors include the wife, [Gladys CHAMBERS], the former Gladys DAWSON, of Akron, who at one time taught in Rochester schools.
Lorinda Alice Edwards
Miss Lorinda Alice EDWARDS, 90, was found dead 1 p.m. Wednesday at her home in Argos. It was believed death had occurred around 3 a.m. yesterday from a heart attack. She had been in ill health for several months.
Miss Edwards was born October 6, 1860 and had been a resident of Marshall county throughout her entire life. Her parents were William and Martha EDWARDS. Miss Edwards was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors are a brother, Frank [EDWARDS], of Argos and a nephew who resides in Cambridge, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. The Rev. J. Robert COOVERT will be in charge. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, February 23, 1951

Dora Frances Bright
Mrs. Dora Frances BRIGHT, 88, died Thursday at her home in Akron. She had been ill for a year.
Born [Dora Frances MILES] Jan. 27, 1863, at Syracuse, she was the daughter of Preston and Catherine PROTZMAN MILES and lived in Akron for the past 60 years.
In 1885, at Syracuse, she was married to Alonzo BRIGHT, who preceded her in death in 1912.
A member of the Akron Methodist church, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Pearl PRESSNALL, Beaver Dam Lake; a sister, Mrs. Hattie SMITH, Cromwell; a life companion, Miss Fannie SHIELDS, Akron; two grandchildren, Phillip B. PRESSNALL, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Mary Frances PETERSON, Indianapolis; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Friends may call at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
She was one of eleven children.

Saturday, February 24, 1951

George Ketchmark
Rochester friends today received word of the death of George KETCHMARK, which occurred Thursday in Valparaiso. Funeral services are to be held in that city, Monday morning. Mr. Ketchmakr at one time resided on the Hansen farm northeast of this city.

Monday, February 26, 1951

William T. Allen
William Thomas ALLEN, 76, retired laborer, passed away at 4 a.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth. He had been seriously ill for the past three months and a few weeks ago was removed from his home, 411 W. South street, Argos, to the hospital. He had been a resident of Argos for over 30 years.
Mr. Allen was born April 22, 1874 in Leland, Ill. He was married to Mary THOMPSON in 1901 at Rochester, Ind. His parents were Jerry and Mary ALLEN.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Irene SMITH, Indianapolis; Mrs. Virginia McFARLAND, of Argos; one grandson, Terry McFARLAND, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. J. Robert COOVERT officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, February 27, 1951

[no obits]

Wednesday, February 28, 1951

Herbert Whittenberger
Word has been received here from Milton WHITTENBERGER, former local resident now living in Idaho, that Herbert ELLSWORTH WHITTENBERGER, retired general manager of the Canadian National Railroad, passed away Feb. 21.
The deceased, who was 88 years old, has many relatives in the Rochester and Akron communities, and has made several visits here.
Milton Whittenberger read the news in a Great Falls, Montana, newspaper.

Thursday, March 1, 1951

Jerry Lee Hall
Eleven-months-old Jerry Lee HALL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reeford HALL, died at 10 a.m. today at his home in Athens from pneumonia.
Born March 10, 1950, he is survived by his parents; two sisters, Vivian and June [HALL]; a brother, Frankie [HALL]; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie PHILLIPS, Buckeye, Ariz.; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Basil HALL, of North Manchester.
The body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home in Rochester where final rites are pending.

Friday, March 2, 1951

Minnie Jackson
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Fort Wayne for Mrs. Minnie JACKSON, former Akron resident and mother of ex-U.S. Senator Samuel JACKSON.
Mrs. Jackson, a native of Akron, was the daughter of Isaac WHITTENBERGER. Several Akron residents attended the final rites.

Saturday, March 3, 1951

Jerry Lee Hall
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Friends Church, Phlox, Ind., for eleven-months-old Jerry Lee HALL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reeford HALL, Athens, who died Thursday.
The Rev. Chester MITCHELL will officiate and burial will be in the Phlox cemetery.

Rose E. Willsey
Mrs. Rose E. WILLSEY, 77, passed away at 6:30 this morning at her home 216 N. Michigan street, Argos. She had been in ill health for the past 18 months.
A native of Marshall county, she was born [Rose E. STAFFORD] August 2, 1873 in Argos, where she had resided throughout her entire life. Her parents were William and Lucinda STAFFORD. She was married to Dr. Eugene E. WILLSEY on Nov. 26, 1903. Mrs. Willsey was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Lottie MAINE, of Los Angeles, Calif; a brother Clair [STAFFORD], of Missouri and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Grossman Funeral Home. Rev. Ray KUHN will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. The body is at the funeral home.

Larry Lee Lease
Larry Lee LEASE, 11-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harris LEASE, who reside southeast of Kewanna, died early today in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Feb. 20, he is survived by the parents; a sister, Lavonne Sue [LEASE]; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard HERSHEY, of Elwood; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. LEASE, of Kewanna.
The mother is the former Dorothy HERSHEY.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison chapel, Kewanna. The Rev. Henry F. BULGER will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Fern Florence Trant
Mrs. Fern Florence (SPOHN) TRANT of Atascadero, Calif., passed away Feb. 28, according to word received by relatives here yesterday. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Mrs. Trant was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sidney SPOHN, of this city.
She is survived by a son, Milo ERB, of Paso Robles, Calif.; four grandchildren; three brothers, Vern [SPOHN], of Rochester; Fremont [SPOHN], of Argos; Frank [SPOHN], of Omaha, Neb.; three sisters, Marie ERB, of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Gail ZIMMERMAN, of Bakersfield, Calif.; Mrs. Pearl COURTNEY, of Battle Creek, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

Lottie F. Doub
Mrs. Lottie F. DOUB, 61, of near Akron, was killed instantly about 4:15 p.m. Friday when the car in which she was a passenger collided with another vehicle on State Road 15, just east of Roann.
Her husband, Otto [DOUB], 62, driver of the car, sustained nose and right knee cuts and hip injuries. He was treated at the Wabash county hospital.
Also treated for injuries were Ralph E. BOGUE, 25, Route 1, LaFontaine, who was driving the second car, and Lemoine SILVERS, 25, same address, who was a passenger in the Bogue vehicle.
State police, who investigated, said the Doubs were enroute to the home of a relative when the accident occurred. They said Doub, north-bound, apparently pulled to the right of the road to allow a car to pass and then started a left turn. Midway in the turn, they said, the Akron man's car was struck broadside by the Bogue car, which was south-bound.
The 1946 Ford driven by Doub was knocked approximately 75 feet and partly off the road. it was declared a complete loss as was the Bogue vehicle, a 1947 Buick.
Mrs. Doub, who died from a broken neck, was born Jan. 17, 1890, in Kosciusko county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ephriam DRUDGE. She lived five miles east of Akron and spent most of her life in that community.
In 1905 she was married to Otto DOUB.
A member of the Silver Creek Bethel church, she is survived by the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Ezra LIPPLEY, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Forrest SHROUT, Jonesboro; two sons, Harry DOUB, Akron, and Carl DOUB, of Silver Lake; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Foster HOFFMAN, of near Akron.
A brother preceded her in death.
The body was first taken to a Roann funeral home and then to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the West Manchester church.
The Rev. John JONES, assisted by the Rev. F. A. HANLEY, will officiate and burial will be in the West Manchester cemetery.
The body will be taken to the residence at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 5, 1951

Rev. William S. Aschanhort
The Rev. William S. ASCHANHORT, 56, twice pastor of the Rochester Christian church, died Sunday afternoon at his home in Flora following an extended illness.
He was state evangelist for the Indiana Christian Church for 22 years and was an ardent student of world affairs.
Rev. Aschanhort was pastor of the old Christian church here and also pastor when the present building was erected.
Final rites will be held Wednesday at the Randolph, Ohio Christian church and burial will be in the cemetry there.

Tuesday, March 6, 1951

Royal A. Johnson
Rochester friends late Monday, received news of the death of Royal A. JOHNSON, 82, former Lake Manitou resident, which occurred earlier Monday in a hospital at Franklin, Tenn. Mrs. Johnson suffered a heart attack Sunday night anf failed to rally.
He and his wife were both confined in the Franklin hospital as a result of injuries they received when the auto was wrecked in a ditch south of Franklin about two weeks ago. The Johnsons were enroute to their home at Micca, Fla., where they had planned to make their permanent home. They had been residents of Lake Manitou for over 30 years. Mr. Johnson was a retired carpenter.
His wife, the former Phoebe HARTER, of Miami county, suffered a fractured hip last July and in the auto accident she received a fracture of her other leg. Her condition had been regarded far more serious than that of her husband's.
The body is being returned to the Allen funeral home, Peru, Ind., and is due to arrive Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Mrs. Johnson is to be brought to Indianapolis by train Thursday and from there she'll be taken in an ambulance to a Peru Nursing home. Survivors other than the widow are two brothers-in-law, Leo O. COHEE, of Peru; Arthur COHEE, of Indianapolis, and a sister-in-law, Miss Daisey COHEE, of Decatur, Ill.

Jennie Horton
Mrs. Jennie HORTON, 86, widow of A. E. HORTON, life long resident of Miami county and Macy, died Monday morning at a nursing home in Marion, Ind.
Survivors are three daughters and a son: Ferne PANCAKE, Peru; Nora ROSE, Marion; Harriet CRAWFORD, Sturgis, Mich.; John [HORTON], Niles, Mich; two step-children, Ora HORTON, Peru; Mrs. Verne FRY, Fulton.
The body was returned to the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, Tuesday afternoon where friends may call. Rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Macy Christian church, in charge of Rev. David ROGERS. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy.

Wednesday, March 7, 1951

Delila J. Leech
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, for Mrs. Delila J. LEECH, 81, who died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday.
Ill four years, she resided two miles north of Athens.
She was born [Delila ZOLMAN] Jan. 27, 1870, in Newcastle township, the daughter of Sanford and Mary (RHODES) ZOLMAN, and on June 8, 1889, was married to Ora LEECH, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude BALL and Mrs. Harold Van DORN, both of near Akron; a son, John [LEECH], of McAllen, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Clara HARTER, Akron; a brother, Terry ZOLMAN, Michigan City; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate at final rites and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home.

Deverl David Good
Plymouth, March 7. -- Funeral services for Deverl David GOOD, 17, LaPaz, who died from carbon monoxide Monday will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at LaPaz.
Ssurvivors include a grandmother, Mrs. Ethel WENGER, of Rochester.

Paul Beattie
Paul BEATTIE, 42, former Grass Creek resident, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka.
Born March 31, 1908, at Lucerne, he was the son of William and Belle BEATTIE.
Survivors include the wife, the former Alice QUINN, Michigan City, whom he married Oct. 15, 1934; a son, William [BEATTIE], of Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. George BIXLER, of Michigan City; the mother, Mrs. Belle BEATTIE, Grass Creek.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Blake MARVIN, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Ert CRISSENBERRY, Parma, Mich.; a brother, Charles [BEATTIE], of Star City; a half-sister, Mrs. Hazel POWNALL, Fulton, and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held at the Harrison Chapel, Kewanna, at 1:30 p.m. Friday and burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Lucerne.

Royal A. Johnson
Funeral services for Royal A. JOHNSON, former Lake Manitou resident, who died at Franklin, Tenn., Monday, will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home, Peru, Ind. The Rev. ALBRITTAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.
Friends may call at the funeral home from Thursday evening up until the hour of the services. Mrs. Johnson will take up her residency in the Peru Nursing Home, Thursday morning, it was stated.

Thursday, March 8, 1951

Gilbert L. Scott
Gilbert L. SCOTT, 54, owner and operator of the Akron Canning Co. for the past 10 years, died at his home in Akron at 1 p.m. Wednesday following an extensive illness.
Born Jan. 13, 1897, in Atlanta, Ind., he was formerly in the canning business at Kirklin with his father and later, with Bert OVERDORF, opened a canning firm at Mooresville. He and Overdorf founded the Akron Canning Co., with Overdorf selling his interest about five years ago.
Mr. Scott underwent operations here, in Minnesota and in North Carolina during the past year. In 1950, he was unable to operate the Akron factory, which normally employs approximately 150 persons several months during the year and his son, Gilbert, Jr., started custom canning.
The son of John and Anna SCOTT the deceased was married in June 1927 to Elizabeth SNODGRASS at Nashville, Tenn. He was a member of the Akron Chamber of Commerce, Akron American Legion Post, Sigma Chi Fraternity at DePauw University, the Akron Methodist church and was a 32nd degree Mason.
Survivors include the wife; a son, Gilbert [SCOTT], Jr., now at DePauw; three brothers, Roger [SCOTT], Fort Lauderdale,Fla., and Frederick and Harold [SCOTT], both of Anderson. His father, who also survives, resides in Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Clara King
Mrs. Clara KING, 72, Gilead, died at 6:40 a.m. today at Dukes Hospital, Peru, where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. She had been seriously ill three weeks.
Born [Clara SMITH] Dec. 31, 1878, in Perry township, Miami county, she was the daughter of Mathias and Mary WHITMORE SMITH and spent her entire life in that community.
On April 9, 1899, in Wabash county, she was married to Charles KING, a farmer.
A member of the Gilead Methodist church, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marie EGE, Gilead, and Mrs. Gladys HOPKINS, North Manchester; a grandson; five sisters, Mrs. Emma BICKELL, Roann; Mrs. Effie CARROUTHERS, Wabash; Mrs. Abbie YOUNG, Gilead; Mrs. Nettie GAERTE, Akron, and Mrs. Alice GROGG, Disko; two brothers, Edward SMITH, Silver Lake, and David SMITH, Hibbing, Minn.
A daughter, Lavonne [KING], preceded her in death and her husband died in February, 1946.
Friends may call at the residence beginning Friday evening. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gilead Methodist church.
The Rev. C. W. MONTGOMERY will officiate and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.

Bertha Ross
Mrs. Bertha ROSS, 68, died unexpectedly at 10:30 a.m. today at her home, 701 Monroe Street, Rochester. She had been failing health two years.
Born [Bertha DOWNS] Nov. 20, 1882, in Rochester, she spent her life here and in this community. She was the daughter of Omer Benton and Rosa Emmaline FOSTER DOWNS and on June 23, 1900, in Rochester, was married to Frank ROSS. He preceded her in death in 1938.
A housewife and a member of the Spanish-American Auxiliary, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edward HALEY, Peru, and many other relatives.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home after noon Friday. Final rites will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.

Friday, March 9, 1951

Cyrus Hunter
Cyrus HUNTER, 94, Medaryville, died at 6:45 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home, where he had been a patient for the past three years.
Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born May 22, 1856, at Medaryville, he is survived by a son, George [HUNTER], of Monon; a grandson, Ray [HUNTER], of Logansport, and a nephew, Charles HARTWICK, of Winamac.
Final rites are incomplete.

Donald Barnes
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, for Donald BARNES, 55, who passed away at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday.
Barnes, a farm worker, was born July 26, 1895, at Nashville, Tenn., moving to Akron 12 years ago.

Saturday, March 10, 1951

Emma Ulerick
Mrs. Emma ULERICK, 83, Twelve Mile, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday after a three months' illness.
Born [Emma STUDEBAKER] in Cass county June 20, 1867, she was the daughter of David and Margaret [BLACK] STUDEBAKER. On May 1, 1889, she married Martin ULERICK, who died July 28, 1944.
A member of the Twelve Mile E.U.B. church, Mrs. Ulerick had lived her entire life in the northern part of Cass county.
Survivors include three sons, Harry and Forrest [ULERICK], near Twelve Mile, and Noble [ULERICK], of Greensfork, Ind.; one daughter, Letha BLACKSTEN of Twelve Mile. A son preceded her in death. She also leaves sixteen grandchildren; three brothers, Marion STUDEBAKER, Fulton; Ernest [STUDEBAKER], Mentone; Perry [STUDEBAKER], Twelve Mile; one sister, Rosie DENTON, Grass Creek.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Twelve Mile E.U.B. church and burial will be in the Metea cemetery. The body will be removed this afternoon from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to her home where friends may call.

Burl Becknell
Plymouth, Ind., Mar. 10. (INS) -- Funeral arrangements were made today for Burl BECKNELL, 55, farmer of near Bourbon. Becknell died Friday of injuries suffered Tuesday when he was strck by a truck while walking near his home.

Eva Flora
Mrs. Eva FLORA, 60, of near Twelve Mile, died at 2:15 a.m. today at the Memorial hospital, Logansport.
Survivors include the husband, Howard [FLORA]; a son, Harold [FLORA], of Mexico; three daughters, Mabel ANDERSON, Peru; Dorothy CROCKETT, Galveston; and Mrs. Mary Ann MOON, Logansport; six grandchildren, and two sisters.
The body will be taken from the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton, to the residence, two miles north of Twelve Mile, Sunday noon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the German Baptist church of Hoover and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.

Monday, March 12, 1951

Charles Henning
Charles HENNING, 80, died Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the Rochester nursing home. He had been a patient there since Thursday and had been in failing health for a year. A farmer, he resided on Route 1, Rochester.
He was born in Sweden Nov. 13, 1870, and had lived in Fulton county for 30 years, coming from Benton county. He was married Feb. 14, 1900, to Sophia ANDERSON at Fowler, Ind.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Alfreda DeWEESE, Rochester; one son, Rudolph HENNING, South Bend; two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate, and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Pfc. Obed N. Steininger
Memorial services will be held in Fort Wayne Sunday, March 18, for Pfc. Obed N. "Buddie" STEININGER, native of Fulton county, who was killed in action in Korea July 20, 1950.
Thr rites will be held in the Church of God there, at 2:30 p.m., and the message will be delivered by the Rev. W.W. BREWER, assisted by the Rev. John CALL.
Steininger, who rormerly resided in Richland township, was born here Feb. 6, 1931. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. George STEININGER, reside in Fort Wayne.

Lydia Haimbaugh Lynch
Postmaster Dow HAIMBAUGH has received word of the death of Lydia HAIMBAUGH LYNCH, 90, which occurred March 1, in California.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David HAIMBAUGH and was born four miles northeast of the Chippewanauck community.
She was the sister of the late Frank McCARTER's mother, and lived in Chicago most of her life.

Ella Hinton
Mrs. Ella HINTON, 81, died Saturday at 4:40 p.m. at the Rochester Nursing Home where she had been a patient for two months.
Born Aug. 5, 1869, in Pulaski county near Kewanna, she was the daughter of Isaac and Arretta FERNBAUGH. She was married to Cyrus J. HINTON, Jan. 1, 1891. He died Nov. 16, 1942. For 52 years she and her husband resided on a farm west of Kewanna. After his death she moved to LaPorte to be near her children. She was a member of the First Baptist church in Kewanna.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Essie KIMBLE, Indianapolis; Mrs. May COOK and Mrs. Alma ANDERSON, both of LaPorte; one brother, Henry FERNBAUGH, Leiters Ford; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist church in Kewanna. The Rev. Wyman A. HULL, of Indianapolis and the Rev. W. R. SALE, of Kewanna, will officiate. Burial will be at the Odd Fellows cemetery. The body is at the Cutler Brothers funeral home at LaPorte where short services will be held Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. before the body is returned to Kewanna.

Tuesday, March 13, 1951

Lois Morgan McAllister
Mrs. [James W.] Lois [Helen] MORGAN McALLISTER, 29, Route 2, Culver, was killed instantly about 5:30 p.m. Monday in a two-car collision six miles north and two miles west of Culver on State Road 8.
State Police said Mrs. McAllister, a cashier at the Culver bank, was driving east on highway, alone, when her car and another vehicle driven by Ruby EMBARGER, 44, also of Route 2, Culver, collided. Embarger, who had just come off a county road, escaped serious injury.
Mrs. McAllister was thrown from her car and death is believed to have resulted from internal and body injuries.
Funeral arrangements were being made at the Easterday Funeral Home, Culver, this morning.
Damage to the McAllister car, a 1951 Studebaker, was estimated at $1,000, and damage to the Embarger car, a 1939 Chevrolet, was placed at $250.
State Troopers James YOUNG, of Akron, and Bob WILSON, of Plymouth, investigated.

Wednesday, March 14, 1951

Rev. S. Arthur Stewart
Rochester friends today received word of the death of the Rev. S. Arthur STEWART, which occurred early today in a LaPorte hospital. Rev. Stewart, who had resided in LaPorte for a long number of years, had been critically ill for the past few days.
He was pastor of the Rochester Presbyterian church from December, 1910 to September, 1916. Rev. Stewart served as clerk for the Logansport Presbytery for many years and retired from the LaPorte Presbyterian pastorate a few years ago. He was born and reared in Grove City, Pa.
Survivors are his wife, who is a patient in a Kalamazoo, Mich., hospital, and one son, Glen STEWART, of Kalamazoo.
Funeral services are to be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the LaPorte Presbyterian church. A number of friends from Rochester will attend the services.

Martha Jane Cartwright Hartman
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Wright Funeral Home, Nappanee, for Mrs. Martha Jane CARTWRIGHT HARTMAN, 74, who died in an Elkhart hospital Tuesday.
The Rev. Sam LONGNECKER will officiate and burial will be in the North Liberty cemetery.
Ill six weeks, she [Martha Jane RAKESTRAW] was the daughter of Aaron and Lydia (MOORE) RAKESTRAW. In 1896, she was married to Walter CARTWRIGHT. He preceded her in death in 1924, and in 1926, at Rochester, she was married to Arthur HARTMAN. The family moved from Rochester to Nappanee three years ago.
Survivors include the husband; four children, Clifford [CARTWRIGT], of Niles, Mich., Mrs. Fred CARTWRIGHT, South Bend, Mrs. Lester WILLIAMS, Nappanee, and Kenneth [CARTWRIGHT] South Bend; and two step-children, Russell HARTMAN and Mrs. Ina HASSENPLUG, both of Rochester.

Adali White
Final services for Adali "Bob" WHITE, route 2, Macy, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru. The Reverend Lee JACKSON will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.
His death occurred Monday night at his home after a three year's illness.
A retired C. and O. railroad engineer, he was a member of the United Brethren church, Roann, the American Legion, Peru Moose lodge, 40 & 8 club and the B. of L. E.
Survivors are his wife, the former Mrs. Gwendolyn YATES; a stepson, Paul E. YATES, U. S. Navy; a brother, A. H. WHITE, Greensburg; a sister, Mrs. Louise GRAVING, Mishawaka.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles Opper/Oppenheimer
Officers of the Knights of Pythias lodge, this city, today received word of the death of Charles OPPER, which occurred Marc 5 at the Manhattan General Hospital, New York, N.Y. Funeral services and burial rites were conducted at Englewood, N.J.
Mr. Opper, who was a 50-year member of the local lodge, once operated a clothing business in this ciy. At that time he was known as Charles OPPENHEIMER. Later he changed his name to Opper. His brother, Albert OPPENHEIMER, was an employee of the Arlington Hotel here for a long number of years.

Samuel H. Conger
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wesleyan Methodist church, Peru, for Samuel H. CONGER, 74-year-old native of Rochester who died at his home there Monday.
He was ill three years. Born June 14, 1876 in Rochester, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel CONGER. He married Lola Miralda MYERS, Oct. 15, 1899, and she preceded him in death Nov. 28, 1949.
Friends may call at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru, until 1:15 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, March 15, 1951

J. O. Burdge
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Glenwood Springs, Colo., for J. O. BURDGE, 75, native of Fulton county who died Tuesday evening there.
Born Jan. 15, 1876, he was the son of Anthony and Louisa WARE BURDGE. His wife, the former Bertha KEESEY, of Grass Creek, preceded him in death.
Survivors are two sons, Russell [BURDGE], Riverside, Calif.; Wayne [BURDGE], who was associated with him in business; five daughters, Mrs. Roy MacTAVISH, Mrs. Fred BENEDECK, Mrs. Marion AYRES, Mrs. Floyd SUMMERS, and Mrs. Vaughn ALLEN, all of Glenwood Springs; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer [BURDGE], of Akron, and Roy [BURDGE], of South Bend, and one sister, Mrs. Ruth WILSON, of Rochester.

Edwin Lee Kelly
Edwin Lee [KELLY[, 17-day-old son of Erdean and Ida Jane KELLY, of Argos, passed away in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Death followed a five-day illness from pneumonia.
Survivors are the parents, a sister, Edith Lucille [KELLY], and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira L. KELLY of Indiana, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin OVERMYER, of Monterey.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Gross funeral homa, Argos. Rev. J. Robert COOVERT will officiate and burial will be made in the new Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, March 16, 1951 to Saturday, March 17, 1951

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Monday, March 19, 1951

Leone Cutshall
Mrs. Leone CUTSHALL, 78, Akron, died at 6:50 p.m. Sunday following a one-year illness.
Born Aug. 1, 1872, at Roann, she moved to Henry township four years ago from Claypool. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John APPLEMAN and was married to Milo CUTSHALL.
She was a member of the Methodist church, WSCS, Akron Home Economics club and the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include the husband; a grandson, of Dayton, O., a granddaughter, of Wausau, Wis., two grandchildren and one niece, of Wabash; a daughter-in-law, of Akron.
A son preceded her in death two years ago.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be at Claypool.

Tuesday, March 20, 1951

Charles O. Troutman
Charles O. TROUTMAN, 79, Kewanna, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday at the Rochester Nursing Home where he had been a patient for the past three months. He had been ill for some time.
Born March 25, 1870, at Kewanna, he was the son of Hiram and Mary WARRICK TROUTMAN, and in 1897, he was married to Josephine BARNETT. He was a member of the Kewanna Christian church.
Survivors include the wife, at home; two sons, William F. [TROUTMAN], of Valparaiso and Samuel T. [TROUTMAN], of Gary; a sister, Mrs. Ida MURPHY, Kewanna; a brother, H. P. TROUTMAN, Kewanna; three daughters, Mrs. L. W. BLOCH, Valparaiso, Opal [TROUTMAN], at home, and Mrs. Ralph FLOYD, of Gary; and several grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, after noon Wednesday. Final rites will be in the Shaffer cemetery, east of Kewanna.

Mrs. Arthur Metzger
Word was received here today by friends of the death of Mrs. Arthur METZGER, at her home in Cleveland. She had been ill for several weeks. The Metzgers spent a number of summers at Lake Manitou. They formerly lived at Indianapolis, but in recent years have resided at Cleveland where he is the head of A&P stores in that district.
Surviving are the husband and two daughters, Mary Dale PRICE and Ann HUBERTY. Services will be held at the Flanner and Buchanan funeral home at Indianapolis Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.

Rev. Harley Franklin
Funeral services were planned at Chesterton today for [Rev.] Harley FRANKLIN, former pastor of the Fulton EUB church, who died over the weekend.
Survivors include a daugher, Mrs. Estella [FRANKLIN] CLEMANS, Fulton. Rev. Franklin was pastor at the Fulton church in the early 1930's and was about 70 years old when he passed away.

Wednesday, March 21, 1951

[no obits]

Thursday, March 22, 1951

Harley L. Carr
Harley L. CARR, 69, Route 2, Rochester, died at 4:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. He had been in failing health for four years.
A farmer, he was born Oct. 29, 1881, in the McKinley neighborhood the son of Benjamin F. and Catherine Calista WAGONER CARR, and spent his entire life in Rochester and this vicinity.
He was a member of the Rochester Christian church and the Knights of Pythias Lodge here.
Survivors include the wife, at home; five sons, Robert [CARR], at home; Weldon [CARR], Rochester; Howard [CARR], formerly of Hollywood, Calif., and now of South Bend; Dean [CARR], Kewanna; Byron [CARR], Wautoma, Wisc.; one daughter, Mrs. Bernice HOFFMAN, Rochester; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two brothers, Stanley [CARR], of Montoursville, Pa., and Alonzo [CARR], of Akron.
Two other brothers, Fred and Ray [CARR], preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.

Friday, March 23, 1951

Infant Pruden
Final rites were scheduled at Hartford City's Baxter-Markin Funeral Home this afternoon for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John PRUDEN.
The child, born here last Dec. 20, passed away Wednesday at the Riley Hospital, Indianapolis, following nine operations.
Mr. and Mrs. Pruden reside at 402 Fulton, Rochester. He is math and science instructor for the upper grades of local elementary schools.

Saturday, March 24, 1951

[no obits]

Monday, March 26, 1951

Pfc. Freddie Carson Campbell
Private First Class Freddie Carson CAMPBELL, 21, Leiters Ford, died at Camp Atterbury's army hospital at 11:40 a.m. Saturday. Death was attributed to acute jaundice due to wounds received in the Korean war.
Campbell entered the service Sept. 15, 1949, and received basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. He was sent to Korea with F Company, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Division, on July 8, 1950, and saw his first combat at Kumchon.
He participated in the Pusan perimeter defense and was in the advance from that point to Seoul and across the 38th parallel. He was wounded in the shoulder at Taegu and hospitalized another time in the Seoul area.
Later he returned to combat at Kaeson and was with his unit when it advanced 70 miles north of Pyongyang. A brother, Kenneth [CAMPBELL], who was in the same organization, was wounded in the Pyongyang area and evacuated to Japan. Freddie was again hospitalized about Christmas and then was evacuated to the Tokyo hospital and still later to Camp Atterbury about Jan. 1 of this year.
A holder of the Combat Infantry badge and the Purple Heart, he attended Richland Center school and was graduated in 1948.
Born in Leiters Ford, he was the son of Fred and Mavour CAMPBELL, of Leiters Ford, and was active in sports before entering the service. He was a member of the Mission church at Seattle, Wash.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by 10 brothers and sisters. They are: Mrs. Mildred DAVIS, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Barbara ENDRESS, Elkhart; Pat CAMPBELL, with the army at Ft. Sill, Okla., Mrs. Jane BUCKLES, Houston,Tex.; Mrs. Jean MILLER, Rochester; Tommy Lee, Mike, Ruth, Mary Ann and Jimmy Dale [CAMPBELL], all at home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster Funeral Home here. The Rev. Charles SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
The Rochester American Legion Post will have charge of military rites.
Pfc. Campbell was the second Fulton County man to die as the result of wound received in the Korean war. Cpl. Paul BURNS was the first.

Clyde R. Burch
Clyde R. BURCH, 70, of route 1, died Sunday at 7:35 a.m. at his residence in the Mt.Zion community. Ill for two years, he died of a heart ailment.
He was a lifetime resident of Fulton county, where he was born March 5, 1881. He was married May 6, 1911 to Ida BUNDY. His parents were Jerome and Elizabeth (LOVE) BURCH. He was a carpenter, and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
Surviving are: the wife; one brother, Don BURCH, of near Akron. Two sons preceded him in death. Raymond [BURCH] died in 1914, and Lawrence [BURCH] in 1933. One brother, also, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill church. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until Wednesday morning when the body will be taken to the residence. It will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. to lie in state for an hour preceding the services.

Bertha Wright
Mrs. Bertha WRIGHT, 77, of Wellburn, Ind., passed away 5:00 p.m. Sunday in a Goshen hospital. She became critically ill while visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wright ROBBINS, of Goshen. Mrs. Wright had visited Rochester on numerous occasions and was well known here.
She was born [Bertha RAVENCROFT] December 26, 1873 at Mishawaka, Ind., the daughter of John A. and Harriett Emma (FLECK) RAVENCROFT. In 1896 she was married to Robert WRIGHT at Mishawake.
Survivors are three brothers, C. C. RAVENCROFT, Detroit; J. S. RAVENCROFT, Union Mills, Ind.; George RAVENCROFT, Project City, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. E. H. SUTHERLAND, this city, and Mrs. Wright ROBBINS, Goshen, and several nieces and nephews. The deceased was a sister of the late Ralph RAVENCROFT and Mrs. Harry JACOBS.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. James MacFARLANE of the Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will arrive at the funeral home Tuesday evening where friends may call.

Lawrence M. Bright
Lawrence M. BRIGHT, 65, died Sunday at 6:10 a.m. of complications at his home, 335 Indiana avenue. He had been in failing health for four years and was seriously ill since December.
Born March 11, 1886 in Marshall county, he was the son of William and Louise (McQUISTEN) BRIGHT. He had lived in Rochester for 44 years, coming from Plymouth. In 1907 he was married here to Meade NEWELL.
He was an employee of the Overmyer Produce Co.
Surviving are the wife; one son, Charles [BRIGHT]; one brother, Charles F. BRIGHT, all of this city; one granddaughter, Sharon Lee BRIGHT, of Miami, Fla; one sister, Edith BRIGHT, address unknown.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Rochester Church of God. The Rev. L. E. POWELL will officiate, and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers [Funeral] Home where friends may call.

Harvey W. Gregson
Harvey W. GREGSON, 76, South Bend, died in the St. Joseph Hospital there at 3:45 p.m. Sunday following a six-months' illness.
A carpenter, he was born in Rochester Jan. 23, 1875. In 1897, at Rochester, he was married to Norma DAVIDSON and they moved to South Bend 25, years ago.
Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Vera MILLER, of South Bend; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five sisters, Mrs. Cora ROGERS, Mrs. Sarah EWING, Mrs. Bell COPLEN, Mrs. Anna McCARTER; Mrs. Sam ARNOLD, all of Rochester.
Friends may call at the Hollis Chapel, South Bend, Tuesday evening.
Funeral services will be held at the Hollis Chapel at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Rev. William N. WHEAR, pastor of the Grace Methodist church, South Bend, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Graveside rites will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tuesday, March 27, 1951

Hazel Gearhart
Mrs. Hazel GEARHART, 62, of Disko, passed away 6 p.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth FELLERS, of Akron. Death was attributed to a heart ailment from which she had suffered for the past year. She had been a resident of Disko for 50 years, moving there when a child from Iowa.
Hazel [HOAGLAND], daughter of Walter and Clara (MILLER) HOAGLAND, was born, Feb. 19, 1889, in Kosciusko County, Ind. In 1905 she was married to Adam Earl GEARHART in Wabash county. She was a member of the Church of God of Disko.
Survivors are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth FELLERS, Mrs. Theodore ROBINSON, Akron, Mrs. John GROSHON, Fremont, Ind.; a son, Kenneth GEARHART, South Bend; her mother, Mrs. Clara HOAGLAND, North Manchester; two brothers, Albert HOAGLAND, North Manchester; Clarence HOAGLAND, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth PERRY, Disko; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at the Silver Creek church, five miles east of Akron. Rev. Levi HILL assisted by Rev. Victor YEAGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek church cemetery. The body is at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron where friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday. It will lie in state at the church Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Jerry A. Toner
Final rites were scheduled this afternoon at the Hay funeral home, South Bend, for Jerry A. TONER, 81, a resident there and a native of Kewanna.
Toner died Saturday following a two weeks' illness. Born Oct. 2, 1869, he was married to Armeda ROGERS in 1891.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Lee [TONER]; and daughter, Mrs. Glenn CARLTON, all of South Bend; nine grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery, South Bend.

Willard Lasky
Rochester relatives have been notified of the recent death of Willard LASKY, of Portland, Ore. He is a relative of the late Judge Hugh MILLER, a pioneer citizen of Fulton county.

Elbert E. Brandt
Elbert E. BRANDT, 58, Deedsville postmaster for the past 26 years, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital following a two-weeks illness.
Born Feb. 1, 1892, in Miami county, he spent the last 34 years in Deedsville where he operated a grocery from 1916 to 1940 and also taught school in Washington township.
The son of A. E. BRANDT and the former Amacia HILLYER, he was married in 1914 at St. Joseph, Mich., to Ruth JOHNSON, and was a member of the Onward Christian church.
Survivors include four children: Mrs. Minnie KNAUFF, North Manchester, Kenneth and Robert [BRANDT], Rochester, and Edward [BRANDT], South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel SNYDER and Mrs. Pearl QUINN, both of Onward; and five grandchildren. A brother preceded him in death in 1942.
Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, after noon Wednesday. Final rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Deedsville Brethren church. The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.

V. A. Jamison
V. A. JAMISON, 66, of near Rochester, died at the St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis this morning. He was a former resident of Washburn, Ill.
Survivors include a sister in Chicago.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. L. E. Daniels
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Danielson and Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, for Mrs. L. E. DANIELS, 87, who died at Warsaw Monday.
The Rev. R. Richmond BLAKE will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniels moved to Plymouth in 1921 from Kewanna and they were visiting a son, Earl DANIELS, when her death occurred. Her husband formerly owned the telephone company at Kewanna.
Born in Hillsboro, O., March 31, 1863, she was a member of the Plymouth Methodist church, the D.A.R., a charter member of the War Mothers organization there, and a former [member] of the O.E.S. of Kewanna.
Survivors inlude the husband; the son, Earl; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two daughters preceded her in death.

Ida Ethel Berry
Mrs. Ida Ethel BERRY, 58, passed away at the home of her son, Samuel [BURKETT], 612 West 14th street at 11:30 p.m. Monday. She had been in ill health for the past two years.
The deceased was born in Cass county, Feb. 24, 1893, and was married to Samuel BURKETT in 1912. He preceded her in death in 1931. She married Glen A. BERRY, Dec. 25, 1942. Mrs. Berry had lived in Fulton county most of her life.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Ray COOK, Rochester; the husband, Glen A. BERRY, Rochester; two sons, Samuel [BURKETT], Rochester and Manard [BURKETT], of Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. Lois MILLER, Chicago, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Foster funeral home. The Rev. H. M. SAGARSEE will officiate. Burial will be in the Omega cemetery, near Athens.

Wednesday, March 28, 1951

William Brandt
An almost totally blind Kewanna farmer was killed instantly early today when he walked or ran into a C. & O. train, despite frantic efforts of the engineer to warn him with the train whistle. The accident occurred about 6 a.m.
He was identified as William BRANDT, about 40, who resides two miles west of Kewanna. Coroner Dean K. STINSON, said he died from a fractured skull.
Clifford SETTY, Peru, the engineer, was quoted as saying that he saw Brandt approaching the train and that in addition to braking he tried repeatedly to warn him through use of the whistle.
However, the harder he sounded the warning signal, the faster Brandt approached the train, Setty reportedly said.
Chesapeake & Ohio railroad officials at Peru, who received a full report of the incident, said the train was traveling at a normal speed of between 30 and 35 miles an hour.
Brandt, who is a graduate of the Kewanna high school, has been almost totally blind for the past three years and was slightly hard of hearing, neighbors said.
Friends expressed the belief that he heard the whistle but became confused, actually running towards the train instead of away from it.
The impact knocked him off the tracks, but death was instantaneous.
The body was taken to the Harrison Funeral Homa in Kewanna, where final rites are incomplete. Survivors include an uncle who moved to this country from Switzerland and lived with him, and several cousins in Bloomington, Ill.
Funeral arrangements were delayed since the uncle speaks little English.

Vivian Archibald Jamison
Funeral services for Vivian Archibald JAMISON, route 3, Rochester, who died at the St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Tuesday morning, will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Ricketts undertaking parlors, Washburn, Ill.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home until 10 p.m. tonight and will then be taken to Washburn Thursday morning.
Mr. Jamison, a retired realtor was born January 15, 1885 at Bellmont, Ill., to L. D. and Kate (JURY) JAMISON. On April 8, 1936 he was married to Arilla SANDERSON at Chicago. He was a past master of the South Park Masonic Lodge, of Chicago.
Survivors are the wife, of near Rochester, and a sister, Miss Lenore B. JAMISON, of Chicago.

Thursday, March 29, 1951

William Brandt
Final rites for William BRANDT of Kewanna who was killed by a C. & O. train near his farm home early Wednesday morning, will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. The Rev. H. F. BULGER will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Brandt was born March 10, 1895 on a farm near Winamac. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Arnold BRANDT. He was a member of the Christian church, of Kewanna. He is survived by his uncle Elysse BRANDT, who made his home with him and several cousins.

Ora Pike
Ora PIKE, 79, Stewart Bakery custodian, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 401 E. Sixth street. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage following a stroke Tuesday.
Born Dec. 22, 1872, in Howard county, he was a member of the Christian church and had resided here the past 37 years. The son of William and Cynthia DAVIS PIKE, he was married July 14, 1914 to the former Fairy WOODS.
Survivors include the wife, [Fairy PIKE]; six children, Mrs. Wilma DRAPE, Marilyn YOUNG, Eldon and Fenton [PIKE], all of Warsaw; Forrest [PIKE], of Rochester, and Ilagene [PIKE], at home. A brother, Tom PIKE, Indianapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Emaline PETERSON, of Monon, also survive.
The body is at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.
Final rites will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Alden Whitcomb Goodman
Alden Whitcomb GOODMAN, 55, Route 3, Rochester, was killed about 11 p.m. Wednesday and his wife was critically injured in a near head-on automobile collision on U. S. 31, five miles north of Plymouth.
Goodman, operator of a heating and appliance company 1 1/2 miles northeast of Leiters Ford, and his wife, Marguerite [GOODMAN], 49, were returning from South Bend when the accident occurred.
Mrs. Goodman was taken to Plymouth's Parkview hospital suffering from a possible fractured left leg, lacerations above the temple and chest injuries.
Also injured was Billy SHEARER, 23, of Bourbon, driver of the north-bound car, who sustained multiple cuts on the nose, cheek and leg. His condition was reported as good at the hospital and State Police said drunken driving charges may be filed against him.
State Troopers, Walt EDELL, Bremen, and John HATCH, Rochester, investigated. Edell said both the Goodman car, a late model Chevrolet, and the Shearer vehicle, a 1948 Mercury, were almost demolished.
Goodman was born March 25, 1896, at Tustin, Mich., and was a traveling representative of the Holland Furnace Co. for 30 years. For the past 14 years he operated a heating and appliance company on his farm near Leiters Ford.
Survivors include the wife, Marguerite [GOODMAN]; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley SEESE, of Culver, and Joane [GOODMAN], at home; his mother, Mrs. Lily GOODMAN of Tustin, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Idella OEHMKE, of Detroit, and Mrs. Ellen DAVIS, of Grand Rapids, Mich. A brother, Arthur [GOODMAN], of Tustin, Mich., and three grandchildren also survive.
Friends may call at the Easterday Funeral Home, Culver, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Quentin HAND, of Culver's Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery.
George Grover Beck
George Grover BECK, 65, died at 10:20 o'clock Wednesday night at the Stansbury Nursing Home. He had been in ill health for the past six months.
Born April 16, 1885, in the Sand Hill community, he was the son of John and Anna GLAZE BECK, and lived in that neighborhood all of his life.
A member of the Methodist Church, he is survived by two brothers, Valorous and Thomas BECK, both of Rochester; and four sisters: Mrs. Roy HALTERMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Joe DILLMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Nora BALDWIN, Rochester; and Mrs. Carry OVERMYER of Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be in the Sand Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at Foster Funeral Home where friends may call.

Friday, March 30, 1951

George M. Halpeny
Last rites for George M. HALPENY, 55, of 700 1/2 Main street, who died Wednesday in the Billings hospital at Indianapolis, are being arranged in Canton, Ohio. He was a former resident of the Ohio city before coming here one year ago.
Born Sept. 25, 1895, in Burwood, W. Va., he was the son of James and Loretta HALPENY. His wife, who he married in 1918, was the former Elma Virginia CROW. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges in Canton and a veteran of World War I.
The survivors are the wife, [Elma Virginia HALPENY]; a son, John R. HALPENY, owner of the Rochester Taxi Co.; a daughter, Mrs. Anna Loretta BREWER, Canton; a foster son, Howard McINVAIN, Rochester. One son preceded in death.
The local relatives have gone to Canton to make the funeral arrangements.

Verl Foor
Verl FOOR, age 67, residing two miles northeast of Macy, died this morning at 10:30 at the Woodlawn hospital after a 10-day illness.
Mr. Foor was born Oct. 23, 1883 in Miami county, the son of Franklin and Mary (DOWD) FOOR. He was united in marriage to Martha MELVIN on Dec. 2, 1905.
The survivors are the wife; a foster son, Wilhelmus DuBOIS of Wabash and two brothers, Orville and Samuel [FOOR], both of Macy.
The body will be returned to the residence Saturday morning from the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Mr. Foor was a member of the Macy Christian church.

Saturday, March 31, 1951

Harold G. Lukens
Funeral services for Harold G. LUKENS, 36, shot to death by South Bend police, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, in a shooting fray, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.
Burial for the deceased will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating, assisted by Rev. Norman BOSWORTH, of Roann.
Mr. Lukens was born in Disko Jan. 20, 1915, the son of Lloyd and Mabel (GAERTE) LUKENS, and married Evelyn KAYLOR in Louisville, Ky., in 1948, who survives. The widow, a principal in the shooting affair, is in Memorial hospital in South Bend, where her condition is reported as "fair."
Other survivors are the mother, Gilead; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth May GATES, of Mentone, and Mrs. Mary Louise SILVUS, Gilead; one brother, Donald [LUKENS], Peoria, Ill., and the grandmother, Mrs. Mary E. LUKENS, Disko.
A veteran of three and a half years services in the Army during World War II, Lukens was a member of the Milford American Legion Post and the V.F.W. at Wabash. He had been a barber for two and a half years at Silver Lake before going to South Bend where he had lived for the past six months.
In the shooting, according to South Bend police, Lukens was slain by one of them when his estranged wife went to obtain clothing at their South Bend apartment, under police protection.
The shooting took place in the nearby apartment of a cousin to the slain man. Mrs. Lukens, the widow, was hit by four slugs fired by her husband.

Rev. E. Channing Dunn
Rev. E. Channing DUNN, 78, of 1125 Madison street, died in the Woodlawn hospital at 6:25 Friday night, following a year's illness. He had been seriously ill for the past six weeks.
Rev. Dunn, a retired Methodist minister, came here from Wabash three months ago. During his 54 years as a minister, Rev. Dunn's pastorates included Walton, Logansport, Alexandria, Osgood, Carmel, Oakland City, Russiaville and Santa Fe. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Osgood.
The survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine DAY, Mrs. Mildred HUMPHREY, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Georgia LUDLUN, Indianapolis; one brother, Frank [DUNN], Marion; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The body is at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at First Methodist church, Wabash, Monday aftrnoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery, Marion. The body will lie in state at the church in Wabash from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour, Monday.
The remains will be taken from the Zimmerman Funeral Home late this afternoon to the home at 1125 Madison street, where friends may call.

Charles Slisher
Charles SLISHER, 93, of Macy, passed away at 6:30 o'clock this morning at the Glenrest Nursing Home in Peru.
Slisher, one of Miami county's oldest residents, had been in ill health for the past year.
He was born in Miami county on October 11, 1857. The son of Frederick and Lucinda (MOHLER) SLISHER, he was married to Jennie PACKARD, who preceded him in death. Slisher's wife died in 1938.
A retired farmer, Slisher spent his entire life in the Macy community. He was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are three sisters: Mrs. Mary COLLINS, of Macy; Mrs. Susan BARFIELD, of Logansport; and Miss Margaret SLISHER, of Marion.
The body is at the Ditmire Funeral Home, in Fulton, where the final rites will be held Monday, at 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. David ROGERS, of the Macy Christian church. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, at Macy.

Verl Foor
Final rites for Verl FOOR, Macy farmer who died Friday morning, will be held at the Macy Christian church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Officiating will be the Rev. David ROGERS, pastor of the Macy Christian church. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.
Foor, 67, succumbed ten days after he received serious injuries when crushed against a barn stall.

Monday, April 2, 1951

Elizabeth Eggart Holtz
Mrs. Elizabeth EGGART HOLTZ, resident of Tiosa for the past 15 years, died at the Rochester Nursing Home Saturday at 5 a.m. She had been in ill health for the past three months.
Born in Chicago on May 16, 1868, Mrs. Holtz was a memer of the Tiosa Brethren Church.
Survivors are a niece, Mrs. Louisa CLAKA, Chicago; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Freida EGGART, Tuscon, Ariz.
The body is at the Foster funeral home where friends may call. Rites will be held at 1:30 Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery, Rev. Harry BAILEY officiating.

Mahala Good
Final rites for Mrs. Mahala GOOD, 76, who passed away 11:50 a.m. Saturday at her home 805 E. 12th street this city, were held this afternoon at the Foster funeral home, with Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial was made in the citizens cemetery. Mrs. Good suffered a stroke on Monday March 26 and failed to rally.
Born [Mahala FLYNN] Feb. 25, 1875, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Lemuel and Rebecca (STARNER) FLYNN. She was a life long resident of Leiters Ford and this city.
Her marriage [was] in 1905 to William GOOD who survives. Also surviving are a step-daughter and a step-son, Hazel McKEE, Kokomo, and Elmer GOOD, Goshen; several nieces and nephews.

Jessie L. Meek
Mrs. Jessie L. MEEK, age 78, widow of the late Dr. Loring C. MEEK, of Tiosa, died this morning at 6 o'clock. She had been ill for the past year.
Mrs. Meek, born in Michigan, April 17, 1873, had resided in this area practically all her life. Her husband died a year ago.
The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church at Silver Lake. The survivors are two children, Mrs. Mary KANOUSE, Rochester and J. Harold MEEK, Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. H. HAMMON, Argos and Mrs. J. C. HAY, Silver Lake. There are three grandsons and two great-granddaughters. One of these grandsons, William D. SWIHART, was reared by Dr. and Mrs. Meek. There are a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Foster Funeral Home, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Omer Mikesell
Word was received today from Chicago that Omer MIKESELL, formerly of Talma, son of John W. MIKESELL, died Saturday afternoon at the Hines hospital in Chicago. The deceased is the brother of Clarence MIKESELL and Goldie CUGGINS of Talma.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Brunn Funeral Home at 5200 W. 95th Street, Oaklawn, Ill.

Tuesday, April 3, 1951

Mary Ann Barkman
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann BARKMAN, 86, who passed away at 8:45 Monday evening at her home near Talma, will be held at the Foster Funeral Home, on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Alvin THOMAS of the Antioch Christian church officiating. Burial will be made at the Reichter cemetery.
Mrs. Barkman had been ill for several months with complications and seriously for the past two weeks. She was born [Mary Ann ZOLMAN] Oct. 13, 1864, the daughter of John and Margaret ZOLMAN, in Churubusco but had lived in the Talma vicinity practically all her life. She was married to Alonzo BARKMAN in 1883, who died in 1948.
The survivors are a son, Charles [BARKMAN], of Rochester; a daughter, Iva [BARKMAN], at home; another son, John [BARKMAN], of Elkhart; a daughter Miss Bulah BARKMAN of South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie GROSS, Elkhart; Mrs. Gertrude EASH, Argos; and [sons] Boyd and Lloyd [BARKMAN] of near Rochester. There are also fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. A daughter, Lottie HENDERSON, preceded her in death.
The body will remain at the Foster Funeral Home where the friends may call.

Louie E. Pritz
Funeral services were held today in South Bend for Louie E. PRITZ, of that place, who died Saturday, following a two months illness. He was a native of Macy.
Mr. Pritz had lived in South Bend for the past 20 years where he was employed by the Studebaker Corp. He was born Nov. 14, 1896 and attended the old Rochester College. He was also a veteran of World War I.
The survivors are the widow, one daughter; five brothers and two sisters. Of these are Paul and Fred PRITZ, of Macy, and Mrs. E. VEDDER, of Fulton. Burial was in South Bend.

Wednesday, April 4, 1951

James I. McMahan
Rochester friends were shocked to hear of the sudden death of James I. McMAHAN, of Los Angeles, Calif., which occurred at 4:30 this morning in the Home Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. The former Rochester resident was enroute from Indianapolis to Chicago when he was stricken with a stroke aboard his train. He was removed from the train at Lafayette and taken to the hospital where he failed to regain consciousness and passed away early today.
Mr. McMahan former president of the National Furniture Dealers Association had been on a speaking tour in Virginia and had originally planned to give an address in Washington, D.C. today. A physician who checked his physical condition while in the East advised him to return to his home immediately. At the present time he was chairman of the Board of Directors of National Furniture Association. He and other members of the McMahan family operate a chain of over 70 furniture stores in the West.
James I., son of Mr. and Mrs. John McMAHAN was born March 24, 1896 on a farm south of Rochester. He was a graduate of RHS where he also played on the high school basketball team. He entered Purdue University in 1914 and enlisted in the U. S. Field Artillery in 1917 and was a captain at the time of his retirement. He also served as a major in World War II under General Carter, at Washington, D.C. While a student at Purdue James played on the Varsity football team.
In 1919 he and his brother, John [McMAHAN], who passed away last November, went to California where they launched into the furniture business which soon expanded into one of the largest furniture concerns in the West. In 1921 he was married to Beatrice PEARSON, of Bakersfield, Calif.
Survivors are his wife and son, James A. [McMAHAN], both of Los Angeles, Calif.; four granddaughters; four brothers, Hugh and Otto McMAHAN, of this city; William "Bill" and Tom McMAHAN, of Los Angeles; and a sister, Jessie McMAHAN, also of Los Angeles, Calif.
His son and sister upon being notified of James' critical condition flerw to Lafayette and were with him at the time of his death.
His brother, Otto McMAHAN and wife were enroute to Hot Springs, Ark., and were in Cape Girardeau, Mo., when they were informed of James' illness. They drove to Lafayette immediately, where Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McMAHAN of this city were already at the hospital.
The body will entrain for Los Angeles late this evening and funeral services will be held at Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, Saturday.
James made a brief visit here with his brothers and family just a few weeks ago while he was enroute to the East.

John L. Name
Funeral services for John L. NAME, 68, who was found dead in the court house parking lot at Logansport Monday afternoon, were held in Logansport this morning. Burial was in the St. Ann's cemetery, Grass Creek.
Mr. Name, a mechanic, was working on Cass County Coroner N. B. STEWART's car when he suffered a heart attack and died a few minutes later.
He was born Dec. 16, 1882 in Howard county, Ind., the son of James B. and Sarah NAME. His wife was formerly Catherine GOUGH, of Kewanna. For several years the Names resided on a farm two miles west of Kewanna. His is survived by his wife and several nieces and nephews.

R. P. Calvin
Word has been received at Kewanna of the death of R. P. "Pet" CALVIN, formerly of there, which occurred at Buffalo, N.Y. He died last Saturday morning. Mr. Calvin had been ill for some time.
Funeral services and burial was made in Buffalo. The survivors are his wife, Caroline [CALVIN]; a daughter, Alice [CALVIN] in Buffalo and Jean [CALVIN] of Crown Point; a son, Richard [CALVIN], in Chicago, and six grandchildren. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Don TROUTMAN, North Liberty and Mrs. Bert WASHBURN, Bisbee, Ariz; and several nieces and nephews.
The Calvin family had visited in Kewanna last summer.

Thursday, April 5, 1951

Harold M. Day
Harold Maurice DAY, 50, operator of a grocery and meat market on East Ninth St., this city passed away 12:45 a.m. today at his home, 1125 South Madison street. Death which came suddenly was caused by a heart seizure. Mr. Day had been a resident of this city since 1938, coming here from Wabash, Ind. He had many friends through Rochester and Fulton county.
Harold M. Day, son of Virgil S. and Myrtle (JONES) DAY was born March 1, 1901 at Alexandria, Ind. On March 27, 1921 he was married to Geraldine DUNN at Okmulgee, Okla.
Mr. Day was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the American Legion, the VFW, the 40 and 8 of South Bend, a life member of the U. S. Ambulance Assn., the Rochester Lodge No. 79, F. and A.M.; the Tipton council No. 80, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend Mizpah Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Fort Wayne and the Manitou Shrine Club.
He enlisted on June 18th, 1918 at the Jefferson Barracks, Mo. as a private and served with the A.B.A.A.B. Medical Department of the U.S. Army, receiving his honorable discharge May 13, 1919 at Fort Benjamin Harrison.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Myrtle DAY, of Alexandria; his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Martha WALTON, of this city; Miss Jerry Lee DAY, of Fort Wayne; a grandson, Chris WALTON and a brother, Alpha M. DAY, of Blue Island, Ill. His father-in-law the Rev. E. Channing DUNN passed away just a few days ago.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Rochester Methodist Church. Rev. Charles SMITH assisted by the American Legion and VFW posts will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body will be taken to the Day residence at noon Friday where friends may call. He will lie in state at the Methodist church from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Friday, April 6, 1951

Hiram Coplen
Word has been received here of the death of Hiram COPLEN at Frankford, by his nephew Clyde BEEHLER.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at Frankfort and the body will be brought here for interment in the IOOF cemetery. Graveside services will be held at 3:45 p.m.
Mr. [Coplen] is a native of Fulton county, leaving here 25 years ago. He was married to Susan SCHAFF, deceased, also of Rochester.

Daniel Sheridan
Tragedy again struck in the vicinity of Kewanna for the second time within ten days, yesterday afternoon when Daniel SHERIDAN, 78, received burns which later proved fatal. The other violent death occurred early March 28 when William BRANDT was struck by a C. & O. train near his farm north of Kewanna.
Mr. Sheridan, who resides on a small farm near the juncton of State Roads 17 and 14, north of Kewanna was engaged in burning off grass and stubbles when in some manner he slipped and fell into the flames, which he was seeking to prevent from spreading. The accident which rusulted shortly before two p.m. Thursday was witnessed by a neighbor, Mrs. Raymond URBIN, who summoned help from a filling station at the junction of the highways.
By the time the rescuers reached the aged man his clothing had been almost completely burned from his body. He was immediately taken to Woodlawn hospital, this city, where he passed away at 7 a.m. today.
Mr. Sheridan had been a resident of the Kewanna community for practically his entire life. For the past few years he lived on a farm adjacent to the junction of the two state roads and at one time he owned and operated the filling station at this location.
The Kewanna fire department made a run to the scene and soon brought the grass fire under control before any damage was done to surrounding property.
Mr. Sheridan is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary MILLER; two grandchildren, Billy SHERIDAN and Danny MILLER, all of Kewanna.
The body was removed to the Paul Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, April 7, 1951

Daniel Sheridan
Funeral services for Daniel SHERIDAN, elderly Kewanna farmer who died Friday morning from burns he received the previous day [will be held] Sunday 2 p.m. at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna. The Rev. J. D. LAVENGOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Sheridan, who was 80 years of age, was the son of William and Mary (HOGAN) SHERIDAN. His wife preceded in death a number of years ago. Most of his life had been spent in Fulton county.
The only survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Mary MILLER, of Kewanna; two grandsons Billie SHERIDAN and Danny MILLER. Charles SHERIDAN, cashier of the First National Bank of this city is a nephew of the deceased.

Monday, April 9, 1951

Rose Cannon
Mrs. Rose CANNON, 65, housekeeper in the home of Samuel ZEIDERS, of near Kewanna, was killed late Saturday night in a truck-car headon collision on route 35 south of Star City.
Mr. Zeiders, driver of the car is in the Carneal hospital in Winamac suffering with facial injuries and broken ribs. The right side of the Zeiders car was completely demolished.
Mrs. Cannon was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Her body was taken to the Kennedy funeral home. Funeral services will be held at this funeral home, Wednesday afternoone, at 2 o'clock and burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
The condition of Mr. Zeiders was pronounced satisfactory, this morning.

Myrtle Hoover
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle HOOVER will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Normal Park Presbyterian Church, Chicago. Mrs. Hoover passed away 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. Luke's Hospital after undergoing a major operation a few weeks ago.
Mrs. Hoover is survived by four daughters and two sons and six grandchildren. She also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Harley FULTZ, Mrs. Alvin HOFFMAN, Miss Lucy OGDEN, all of this city and Mrs. Allie DICKERHOFF, of Akron.

Linda Lou Landis
Linda Lou LANDIS, nine months old, died at the home of her parents, Leroy and Gertrude (PELTZ) LANDIS south of Disko, Sunday morning at one o'clock after a short illness.
The survivors besides the parents are her grandmother, Mrs. Romaine PELTZ, Bourbon; three great-grandmothers, Mrs. Agnes TOARK, Elkhart; Mrs. Cora LANDIS, Macy and Mrs. Flora RAGER, Gilead.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Flora Rager, one mile north of Gilead, with the Rev. Lyle RASMUSSEN officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery. The Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home of Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Diane Kay Metzger
Funeral services were held today in Kewanna for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald METZGER of 404 Clay street, Rochester, which died Saturday evening at the home of the parents.
The baby, Diane Kay [METZGER], was born March 6, 1951, being one month and one day old.
The funeral was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The survivors, besides the parents are a sister, Karen Sue [METZGER]; two brothers, Donald Gene and Robert Dale [METZGER] at home; The paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David METZGER; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary LEMON; a paternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Althea WOODS, all of Kewanna and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lucy JOHNS, Elizabeth, Ind.

Tuesday, April 10, 1951

Matilda L. Painter
Funeral services of Mrs. Matilda L. PAINTER, 90, who passed away Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Heber DUNLAP, of Atlanta, Ga., will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, this city on Thursday afternoon two o'clock. The Rev. James MacFARLANE of the Rochester Presbyterian church, will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mrs. Painter, was the widow of Sanford PAINTER, who for many years operated a shoe repair shop in this city. Their residence here was at 503 Pontiac. Mr. and Mrs. Painter moved to Atlanta in April of 1940 and in May of the same year Mr. Painter passed away. Mrs. Painter, whose maiden name was Matilda KAMMERER, was the oldest member of the First Presbyterian church here in years of membership.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Heber DUNLAP and Mrs. Charles S. KINGSBURY, both of Atlanta, Mrs. C. D. McPHERSON, LaPorte; two brothers, Henry KAMMERER, Logansport; Frank KAMMERER, Rochester; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. A son, Paul [PAINTER], preceded her in death.
The body will arrive Wednesday noon and will be taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Rochester, where friends may call.

Wednesday, April 11, 1951

Charles A. Bumbarger
Veteran Charles A. BUMBARGER, 62, retired farmer and painter, died at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday in Billings hospital, Indianapolis. He had been in failing health for three years.
Born April 3, 1889 in Fulton county, son of William and Emma Belle HETZNER BUMBARGER, he lived most of his lifetime in the Burton community. He married Goldie M. DOWNEY, Oct. 28, 1920.
The wife survives and resides at 937 Park street, this city, as does their one daughter, Mrs. Mary Belle CUNNINGHAM. A brother, John [BUMBARGER], also of this city; a sister, Mrs. Dessie HARLOW, Zion, Ill., nieces and nephews, survive.
Bumbarger was a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion post 36 and that post will have charge of his military rites.
Services will be Friday, 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
The body will remain at the Foster home until time of the services.

Vinson Meredith
Vinson MEREDITH, 81, life-long resident of Newcastle township passed away 2:00 a.m. at his farm home. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the past month.
He was born January 8, 1870 in Fulton county. He was married to Emma STRONG. He was the son of Isaac and Mary Ann (COPLEN) MEREDITH.
Survivors are the widow, one son, Herbert [MEREDITH], of Elkhart; three daughters, Mrs. Ester CORMICON, Mrs. Grace CHAPMAN of Elkhart, Mrs. Maud COX of Mentone, and two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Mentone Baptist church. Rev. Milton DOWDEN will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Johns Funeral home, Mentone, to the residence at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Thursday, April 12, 1951

Etta M. Hartzler
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Olive Branch Church of God, for Mrs. Etta M. HARTZLER, 71, residing near Gilead, who died at her home, Wednesday morning. The funeral will be in charge of the Rev. Victor YEAGER and burial will take place in the Enterprise cemetery.
A resident of the Gilead community since 1930, Mrs. Hartzler was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God.
She was born Feb. 14, 1880, near Silver Lake, a daughter of Edwin and Lucinda (TRIDLE) BRADY. She married Elmer HARTZLER Jan 1, 1900, in Miami county.
Surviving are the husband, a daughter, Mrs. Cleo SHAFTER, Akron; a brother, Clinton BRADY, of Akron, and three grandchildren. A son preceded her in death in 1928.
The body is at the Grandstaff funeral home, Roann.

John Flaugh
Mrs. Clyde BEEHLER was called to her home at Fort Wayne by the death of her father, John FLAUGH. Mr. Flaugh passed away Thursday morning at 12:25 at the age of 83. Funeral arrangements are still incomplete.

Josephine E. Anthony
Word was received today from San Carlos, Calif., of the death of Mrs. Josephine E. ANTHONY. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony lived in Rochester for about five years at 401 Pontiac street. They both belonged to the Presbyterian church.
Mr. Anthony preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1945.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Edward HOLST and Mrs. Russel HOAG, both of California.
The body will arrive by train Saturday evening and will be taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. James K. MacFARLANE will officiate and the body will be placed in the Rochester Mausoleum.

Ernest Most
Ernest MOST, age 85, of Akron, died suddenly at his home there yesterday at 3:30 with a heart attack.
Mr. Most was born in Iowa, March 8, 1866, but came to Fulton county about 50 years ago. He was a retired farmer. On May 5, 1939, he was married to Eva Mae POULSON who survives. The other survivors are a sister, Mrs. C. S. ABBOTT, of St. Joseph, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. Arlo NEWELL officiating, assisted by Rev. Claude FAWNS. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.

Ralph D. Trout
Ralph D. TROUT, 71, passed away Monday at his home, 729 N. Wallace street, Indianapolis. Mr. Trout resided in Fulton county a number of years ago.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Jessie TROUT; one son, Gordon [TROUT], of Indianapolis; four daughters, Mrs. Clay McCOUN, Indianapolis; Mrs. Willard SHAFFER, South Bend; Mrs. Ralph NAGLE, Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Boyd KATHERMAN, Macy; two brothers, Wilson TROUT, of this city, and Lyman TROUT, Columbus, Ohio.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, at the Irving Hill Chapel, 5377 E. Washington street. Burial will be at the Washington Park cemetery.
Friends may call at the chapel.

Friday, April 13, 1951

Myrtle Hoover
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin HOFFMAN, Miss Lucy OGDEN, Ruth CLOUD, Lettitia GREER all of Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Tom ENYART and Clifford HUNN and son Fritz of Muskegon, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Charles CULP and family of Elkhart have all returned to their homes after being in Chicago where they attended the funeral of Miss Ogden's and Mrs. Hoffman's sister, Mrs. Myrtle HOOVER, which was held at the Normal Park Presbyterian Church.
Later, they all visited in the George PEAK's home.

J. S. Thomas
Martha FANCIL, route 1 received word early Thursday morning of the death of her father J. S. THOMAS, 90, route 2, Claypool. Other survivors are his wife, formerly Hattie SPICE of Roann, Ind., a daughter, Jessie [THOMAS], at home, two sons James [THOMAS] of Peoria, Ill., Paul [THOMAS], of Silver Lake, Ind.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at the Packerton U. B. Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, afternoon at Claypool.

Ira A. Jones
Ira A. JONES, 74, passed away 10 a.m. today at his home 1323 South Main street, this city. Death was attributed to a heart attack which was suffered a short time earlier. He had been in ill health for the past year.
For the past nine years he was employed as night clerk at the Arlington Hotel. He and Mrs. Jones moved to Rochester 22 years ago from Wabash, Ind. For many years he was employed as a traveling salesman.
Ira A., son of George and Nancy (HAMILTON) JONES, was born July 6, 1876, at Morgantown, Ind. He was married to Hattie EALY at Morgantown, on Nov. 14, 1897. Mr. Jones was a member of the Rochester Baptist church, the Morgantown F. and A. M., and the Modern Woodmen.
Survivors are his wife at home; a daughter, Mrs. Larry WOLEVER, Fort Wayne; a grandson, Donald SNIDER, Kokomo; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. R. N. GROSS, Mrs. Fleeta TURNER, both of Muncie and several nieces.
Brief funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. H. Gordon HYDE officiating. Final rites will be held Sunday afternoon at the Clark funeral home, Morgantown. Rev. Hyde will be assisted by the Masonic Lodge at the services there. Burial will be in the East Hill cemetery, Morgantown.
The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, April 14, 1951

[no obits]

Monday, April 15, 1951

Martha Ellen Burkett
Mrs. Martha Ellen BURKETT, 77, died at her home in Richland township this morning at 7:40, following a seven months illness from complications.
She was born Sept. 30, 1873 in Fulton county and resided here all her life. Her parents were Harrison and Margaret WEIR DUDGEON. On Oct. 28, 1893 she was married to William BURKETT, who survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Esther MOW; one son, Walter [BURKETT], of near Richland Center; seven grandchildren, one of whom is Don BURKETT in the Air Force at Houston, Texas; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Richland Center Methodist church, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. Edith BRUNER officiating. Burial will be made in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home at 6:30 this evening to the residence where it will remain until 1 p.m. Wednesday when it will be taken to the church to lie in state until the hour of the funeral service.

Roy Clay
Roy CLAY, 73, 3800 East 29th, East Gary, died Saturday at his home after a heart attack. A retired farmer, he has been a Gary resident 28 years. He was a member of the volunteer fire department of Camp 138. Mr. Clay formerly resided in Fulton county and has many friends here. Survivors: widow, Margaret [CLAY]; sons, Ray [CLAY] of Winamac and Everett [CLAY] of Dearborn, Mich.; daughter, Mrs. Dessie EMMONS of South Bend; three grandchildren; one brother, Martin [CLAY] of Chicago.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Anton's funeral home, East Gary, with Rev. Harold E. BROWN officiating. Burial was in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.

Rush Clouse
Rush CLOUSE, 76, died this morning at the Russel SHERWOOD home on East Walnut street in Argos, at 9 o'clock. He had been ill for several years and serious with a heart ailment for the past three months.
Born March 31, 1875, in Flatrock, Ill., the son of William and Mary CLOUSE, Mr. Clouse moved with his family to Argos, 30 years ago, from Royal Center.
He was married to Miss Viola CLOUSE who died in 1946. Mr. Clouse was a retired farmer and laborer. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
The survivors are one son, Cecil [CLOUSE], of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Mary SCHAWITSCH and Mrs. Effie JONES, of Logansport; one brother, Rev. William CLOUSE of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Three sons, Cleatus, George and Lester [CLOUSE], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Grossman Funeral home in Argos with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. The body will remain at the Grossman funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, April 17, 1951 to Wednesday, April 18, 1951

[no obits]

Thursday, April 19, 1951

Roy Clinton
Mr. and Mrs. Klise CLINTON, of this city were called to Brook, Ind., Wednesday on the account of the death of Mr. Clinton's brother, Roy [CLINTON]. They will return following the funeral services.

Friday, April 20, 1951

Asa Smith
Asa SMITH, age 72, of Disko, died at the Woodlawn hospital, Thursday afternoon at 1:45 after a two weeks illness with complications.
Mr. Smith was born in Miami county, Nov. 30, 1879, and had lived in the Disko-Roann vicinity all his life. He was a retired farmer. He was the son of John J. and Sarah (BOWMAN) SMITH. Mr. Smith was married to Dora BAKER, of Roann in 1908. He was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge and the IOOF lodge at Roann.
The survivors are the wife; two daughters, Miss Lucille SMITH of Crown Point, and Mrs. James EWING of Nashville, Tenn.; two sons, Albert [SMITH] of Disko and Lester [SMITH], Silver Lake; one brother, George [SMITH], Roann and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. H. R. STEEL of Laketon officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Roann. The Akron Masonic lodge will conduct graveside services.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lida Enstminger
Funeral services for Mrs. Lida [Eliza A.] ENSTMINGER, aged 85, will be held at the Foster Funeral Home, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. Henry SAGARSEE will officiate with burial in the Sycamore cemetery.
Mrs. Enstminger passed away in the Rochester Nursing Home, Thursday afternoon at 3:45. She has been a resident of the home for the past seven years.
She was a native of Fulton county, born April 10, [1866], the daughter of George and Sarah BATZ KESLER. In 1883 she was married to Warren S. ENSTMINGER, who died in 1941. She was a member of the Baptist church. Mrs. Enstminger lived here for the past 18 years coming from Mentone.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Norman TEEL, Rochester; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One son, George [ENSTMINGER], died in 1923. There is also a brother, Harley KESLER, Argos.
Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home after 7 p.m. tonight.

Saturday, April 21, 1951

Charles E. Hendricks
Charles E. HENDRICKS, age 65, well known Rochester resident, died this morning at 4 o'clock, at his home, 1013 Monroe street, following a ten-month illness with complications.
Mr. Hendricks had operated a service station at Sixth and Main streets for a period of 24 years.
The deceased was born in Rochester, Jan. 13, [1886], the son of William and Mary (WHITE) HENDRICKS. He was united in marriage to Miss Nellie SPOHN in 1908.
The survivors are the wife; one daughter, Miss Audrey HENDRICKS, of Rochester. One daughter, Anna Pauline [HENDRICKS], died in infancy in 1910.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Monday, April 23, 1951

Lucinda Kreakbaum
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucinda KREAKBAUM, 79, who died at the home of her son, Ed, near Mentone, Saturday evening at 8:30, will be held at the Johns funeral home, Mentone, Tuesday afternoon, at three o'clock. The minister will be the Rev. David GOSSER and burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.
Mrs. Kreakbaum has been ill with a stroke for the past ten days. She was born [Lucinda BALDWIN] Sept. 19, 1871, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William BALDWIN, in the northeast section of Fulton county and had spent her entire life in that community.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Eva THORNE, Ely, Minn., and Mrs. Mary DUNMIRE, Bristol, Ind.; four sons, George [KREAKBAUM], Warsaw; Ed [KREAKBAUM], of near Mentone; Lester [KREAKBAUM], Mishawaka, and Ronald [KREAKBAUM], Elkhart; three brothers, William and Norman [BALDWIN], of Rochester, and Homer [BALDWIN], of Mishawaka; four sisters, Mrs. Emery DULMATCH, South Bend; Mrs. Frank HIRSCH, Mishawaka; Mrs. Walter KOHLER, Michigan, and Mrs. Fred KESSEL, Ohio; there are twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The husband and two sons preceded her in death.

William Marion Carter
William Marion CARTER, former life-long resident of the Kewanna and Grass Creek community passed away Sunday night at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth. He had been critically ill for the past two days. For the past two years the retired Wayne township farmer had been residing with his daughter, Mrs. Everett HOESEL, of Culver.
A native of Fulton county, Mr. Carter was born October 18, 1873, near Grass Creek. On February 22, 1898, he was married to Mabel NORRIS, who preceded him in death in December of 1918. His parents were William and Evangeline (HIZER) CARTER.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sadie HOESEL, of Culver, and Mrs. Phyllis BURKE, of Bethlehem, Pa.; a son, Frederick CARTER, of Leiters Ford; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Dora LEITER, of Bethlehem, Pa., and Mrs. Isabelle HICKLE, of Roselynn, Alberta, Canada. A son, Ernest [CARTER] preceded in death
Funeral services will be held at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, Wednesday, 2 p.m. The Rev. H. F. BULGER will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body is at the funeral home.

Cpl. Wilbur Emerson Abbott
Word was received in Fulton this morning of the death of Cpl. Wilbur Emerson ABBOTT, about 28 years of age, who was killed in action in Korea, April 4.
The news of the soldier's death was received by his father, William ABBOTT, in a telegram from the Department of Defense. The telegram said a letter would follow giving pertinent facts of his son's death.
The family had recently received a letter writted from Korea, dated April 4 [?], two days before his death in which he described the battle-front conditions.
Cpl. Abbott served for three years in World War II as a cook and was inducted again last October as a reservist. Due to the press of battle conditions he was made a rifleman, which he was serving as, at the time of his death. In his last letter he told of his company preparing to cross Parallel 38.
Another son and brother, Sgt. Eldon ABBOTT, was killed in World War II near Cherbourg, France.
Abbott's death brings to a total of three, the number of Fulton county young men who have given their lives in the Korean war thus far.

Tuesday, April 24, 1951

Following is the last letter which Corporal Wilbur ABBOTT, son of William ABBOTT, of Fulton wrote just before he was killed in action on the North Korean battle fields on April 4th:
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Dear Dad: I will write this letter with the hope that it gets mailed. Thus far I have four pieces of writing paper with no envelopes. I will see if I can trade the paper for envelopes.
At the present time we are sitting a short distance from the 38th Parallel. We pushed 10 miles during the past two walks, meeting little resistance. Walking, and walking, and walking over hill after hill with enough weight on your back to be tortureous. You go until your so tired you could drop and still you keep right on going.
It's amazing what the human body can stand up under. I carry a Browning automatic rifle (20) plus nine clips of ammo. (5 lbs.) a canteen of water, a shovel, a bed roll, often times one or two meals of C-rations, not to mention all the clothes we wear to keep warm at night. I expect the weight which I carry equals a third of my own and that is a large percentage for a man to carry mile after mile over this rough land.
The fear of flying lead is not as great as the pain of walking endless miles with so much weight. It sometimes seems that this is not a war of fighting, but one of walking. It is a young man's war. I no longer am in that category.
Whether or not we will cross the 38th again is a matter of speculation among us. I dread the though of going and although we are the ones who are risking the most, we have the least to say about what will happen.
I am afraid it is a forgone conclusion that we will push on sooner or later. I only wish the persons in whose hands the decision lies could walk along side of us and live as we do for only one week. I could feel more free to go if I knew that the ones in charge knew just what they were asking.
I am well, although I am down to muscle and bone and my right ankle is giving me some trouble. I am tired and thoroughly disgusted and am more ambitious than ever to be home minding my own business. I can hope for the best and then resign myself for the inevitable. Forgive my anger, but I am in no mood for soft-peddling now. M thoughts are with you. I hope you are all well.
As ever yours,
Wilbur.
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Editor's P.S.: Wilbur served three years in World War II and was inducted into the services last October. His brother Pfc Eldon Abbott was killed in action in World War II.

Marvin Clemans
Funeral services for Marvin CLEMANS, 69, of Deedsville, who is well-known in Rochester will be conducted at 2:30 p.m.Wednesday, from the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Darrell TAGGART officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.
The survivors are the widow, the former Jessie MILLER; a son, Dwight [CLEMANS] of Kokomo; and a daughter, Mrs. Marabel SEE, route one, Macy. Mrs. Milo COPLEN of Rochester is a niece.
The body is at the McCain funeral home, Denver, and will be returned to the residence today where friends may call until noon, Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 25, 1951

John C. MENEELY, 58, of route 2, died suddenly at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home on Lake Manitou.
Born August 24, 1892, in Vigo county, son of Andrew and Mary MENEELY, he came here 25 years ago. His marriage on Sept. 16, 1912, was to Mary MOW.
He was a member of the Eagles lodge at Hammond.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Robert GAMBLE, of Rochester; a step-son, Harry FOSSOW, Gary; two grandchildren, Mrs. John BRUBAKER of here and Mrs. Forrest ZIMMERMAN, LaPorte; one great-grandchild; two brothers. Two sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster Funeral home, with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. The body is at the funeral home where the friends may call.
The Eagles lodge will have charge of the graveside services, and burial will be at the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Homer Claire Murden
Homer Claire MURDEN, 47, life-long resident of Twelve Mile, passed away at 7:30 Wednesday morning at his home in that town. He had been seriously ill for the past six months. Mr. Murden had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Cass and Fulton counties.
He was born October 19, 1903 in Adams Township, Cass County. His parents were Truman G. and Edythe I. (BARNHART) MURDEN. In August of 1923 he was married to Geneva ENGLISH at Twelve Mile. Mr. Murden was a member of the Corinth Bethlehem church. He owned and operated a plumbing shop in Twelve Mile for many years.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, William G. [MURDEN], of Twelve Mile and Richard C. [MURDEN], now in the U. S. Air Force in Texas. Another son, Dean [MURDEN], was killed in an accident at the Mexico Ordnance plant in April of 1948.
Funeral services will be held at the Corinth Bethlehem church 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. Robert WILBURN officiating and Rev. G. MAUS will assist in the rites. Burial will be in the Spring Creek cemetery, Clay township.
The body will be taken to the Murden home Thursday afternoon and will also lie in state in the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at either place. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Thursday, April 26, 1951

Leona Grace Ault
Leona Grace AULT, age 70, died at the home of her son, Guy, this morning at 6:15, west of Rochester. Her death was caused by complications. She had been ill for two years and bedfast for the past six weeks.
Mrs. Ault was born April 2, 1881 and had resided in Fulton county her entire life. She was united in marriage to Frederick AULT in 1901, who died in 1943. Mrs. Ault was a member of St. Paul's EUB church.
The survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Ruth ALDERFER, Mentone; three sons, Everett [AULT], South Bend; Guy [AULT], Rochester, and Milo [AULT] of Akron; fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Foster Funeral Home in Rochester.

Friday, April 27, 1951

Leona Ault
Funeral services for Mrs. Leona AULT, who passed away Thursday morning will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. George CRAIN will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Neil Smith
Last rites for Neil SMITH, 81, of Akron, who died Thursday at the Woodlawn hospital, will be Saturday afternoon at 1:30, at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. Mr. Smith had been ill for two weeks.
Born May 12, 1870, in Ohio, he was the son of John and Katherine SMITH. The survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Dora BOWERS and Mrs. Ida FELLERS, Elkhart; one niece and three nephews.
The body will remain at the Sheetz funeral home where friends may call. The officiating minister will be Rev. Claude FAWNS.

Sarah Jane Callahan
Mrs. Sarah Jane CALLAHAN, 86, died Thursday night at the Woodlawn Hospital a few hours after admission with a serious illness. She resided at the home of a son, G. Russell CALLAHAN, at southeast of Kewanna.
The deceased was born [Sarah Jane LEWIS] in Milford, Ill., in 1865, and came with her husband, Charles S. [CALLAHAN], now deceased, to Kewanna in 1913. Her parents were George W. and Margaret (PANCAKE) LEWIS.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Harry L. RUSH, Manhattan, Ill.; two sons, George R. [CALLAHAN], of Rochester and G. Russell [CALLAHAN] of Kewanna; four grandchildren, Mrs. Dorothy SORENSEN, Rockford, Ill.; Captain Robert S. RUSH, Ft. Eustis, Va.; William H. CALLAHAN, Washington, D.C., Joe CALLAHAN, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.; six great-grandchildren. One son, Vance C. [CALLAHAN], is deceased.
The body will remain at the homeof the son, Russell, where friends may call. Saturday evening at 7:30 a service will be held in the Callahan home. The funeral cortege will leave at 11 a.m. Sunday, where funeral services will be held and burial take place.
Mrs. Callahan was a member of the Prairie Grove EUB church.

Saturday, April 28, 1951

Hallevenia Brubaker
Mrs. Hallevenia BRUBAKER, 80, died at 8:25 o'clock Friday evening at her farm home near the Woodrow school on route 1. She had been in ill health for the past nine years and bedfast for three years.
Born [Hallevenia BECRAFT] in Ripley county, Indiana, April 1, 1871, she was the daughter of William and Mary GRAY BECRAFT. Her marriage on Oct. 14, 1890, in Denver, Ind., was to William H. BRUBAKER.
A resident of Rochester and vicinity for the past 55 years, she came here from Ripley county. She was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and the Green Oak Community club.
Survivors are the husband; one daughter, Isabelle [BRUBAKER], a granddaughter, all at home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. H. Gordon HYDE of the Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

William Edgar Neal
William Edgar NEAL, 85, retired farmer of route 1, Kewanna, died at 12:15 o'clock Friday afternoon at Memorial hospital in Logansport of a heart condition.
Born Jan. 27, 1866, at Brooksburg, Ind., he was the son of Humphrey and Sara NEAL. His wife, Mary F. NEAL, died a number of years ago.
Surviving chilcren are: Mrs. Russell CALLAHAN, route 1, Kewanna; Mrs. Cecil SMITH, 1202 John street, Logansport; Claire W. [NEAL], Decatur, Ill.; Paul [NEAL], Brownstown, Ind.; Walter [NEAL], Brazil, Ind.; Lowell and Wesley [NEAL], Indianapolis. Also surviving are six grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters, Jesse [NEAL], Newburg, Ind.; Daniel [NEAL], Farmer City, Ill.; Mrs. Mollie KERNS, Valparaiso, Ind.; Mrs. Stella M. PEAK, Glen Ellyn, Mo.
He was a member of the Methodist church in Lyons, Ind.
The body is at the McCroskey-Hamilton chapel where friends may call. Services will be held there at 8:30 (DST) Sunday evening, with the Rev. Walter HOUSE officiating. The body will be taken to Leroy, Ill., Monday morning to the Ide funeral home for final rites and burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery there.

Monday, April 30, 1951

Keith Farr
Keith FARR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry FARR of Kewanna, was one of the victims of the Fort Wane air crash, Saturday night.
Mr. Farr was on his way from Niagara Falls, N.Y. to visit his folks in Kewanna. They were on the way to meet him at Ft. Wayne when they learned of the tragedy.
Keith Farr was born at near Van Buren, Ind. and was 37 yers old. He was an eignineer for the National Carbon Co. of Niagara Falls. He was married to Larraine CONROY, March 2, 1943 in Benning, Vermont.
Survivors are the wife, and two sons Kreig and Kirby [FARR], the latter being only one week old; two brothers Clair [FARR] of Chicago; Neil [FARR], of Swayzee, Ind.
The body is at Ven Buren, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Methodist church in that city. His parents left today for Van Buren.

Sarah Estella Mow
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 1 o'clock for Mrs. Sarah Estella MOW, 63, of route three, at the Grandview EUB church in Richland township. Mrs. Mow died Saturday noon at her home in that township after a six weeks illness.
The deceased was born [Sarah Estella O'BLENIS] March 26, 1888, in Fulton county and had been a resident of Richland township for may years. Her parents were Frank and Emeline (MILLER) O'BLENIS. She was married to Clayton MOW in 1913.
Surviving are the husband, three daughters, Mrs. Esther Ruth COOK, Mrs. Wilma BURNETT and Mrs. Eloise COOK all of whom reside in Richland township; four sisters: Mrs. Lydia MARSHALL, Rochester; Mrs. Lillie ARMSTRONG, Pleasant Dale, Saskatchewan, Canada; Mrs. Nora WRIGHT, Argos; Mrs. Alice ARMSTRONG, Decatur, Ill.; a brother Charles O'BLENIS, Danville, Ill. A brother William O'BLENIS and a sister, Mrs. Amanda DRAKE, preceded in death as did three brothers who died in infancy.
Burial was made in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery with the Rev. Myron M. KOTTKE in charge.

Treva Swihart
Funeral services for Treva SWIHART, 20, who was killed in the plane crash near Fort Wayne, Saturday evening, about 7:30, will be held at the Walnut Church of the Brethren, Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock (DST). A few years ago the Swiharts resided on North Madison street this city.
Miss Swihart was a student nurse at Memorial hospital in South Bend, but had been in Massillon, Ohio, for the past three months where she, with two other student nurses, had been studying in the Ohio state hospital. The girls boarded the plane at Cleveland for the return trip home on the United Airlines DC-3 transport.
She was the daughter of Ford SWIHART of southeast of Argos, and a graduate of the Argos high school, class of 1948. She entered nurses training in September, 1948, and would have graduated this fall.
The young lady was born May 14, 1930 at Argos. Her mother passed away in 1935. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
The survivors are the father and step-mother, all of route one, Argos; three brothers, Merle [SWIHART], at home; Galen and Lowell [SWIHART], Goshen; one half-brother, Austin SWIHART, Goshen; one half-sister, Chloe FLETCHER, of Argos.
The body was removed from Fort Wayne to the Grossman funeral home in Argos where friends may call. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of the services. The officiating ministers will be Rev. KUNTZ, of the Grace Brethren church, Winona Lake, and assisted by Rev. C. C. CRIPE, of Milford. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Ivan Lynn Louden
Ivan Lynn LOUDEN, 63, passed away Saturday evening at his farm home near Leiters Ford after a three week illness. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
Mr. Louden was born September 3, 1887 east of Culver and was a life-long resident of that community. He was employed by the Culver Military Academy as a carpenter for 33 years.
Survivors are the widow, Lona LOUDEN; three daughters, Mrs. Geraldine REED, LaPorte; Mrs. Lucille PORCHES and Mrs. Bessie SHAW, both of Culver; two sisters, Mrs. Florence WOODRUFF, Culver and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday, (DST) at the Easterday chapel. Dr. Harding SEXTON of Culver Military Academy will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The body is at the Easterday funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, May 1, 1951

Fannie R. Murray
Mrs. Fannie [R. MURRAY], 67, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday at her home seven miles northeast of Rochester on route 5. Mrs. Murray was born April 13, 1884.
Survivors are the husband, Lewis [MURRAY]; one daughter, Mrs. Cleta SCHOCKLEY of route 2, Rochester; two sons Ralph [James MURRAY] of [Rochester] and [Ralph WILLIAMS] of Fort Wayne.
The funeral will be held at the Foster funeral home, Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. (DST) with the Rev. Charles M. SMITH officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, May 2, 1951

Fannie Murray
Final rites for Mrs. Fannie [MURRAY] will be held Friday 2 p.m. (DST) at the Foster Funeral Home and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Survivors are the husband, Lewis [MURRAY]; a daughter, Mrs. Cleta SCHOCKLEY, route 2; a son Ralph James MURRAY, of this city' and another son by a former marriage, Ralph WILLIAMS, of Fort Wayne. Two grandchildren also survive.

Howard M. Zellers
Howard M. ZELLERS, 65, died at his farm home three miles northeast of Kewanna, Tuesday afternoon. He had been in ill health for a long time.
Mr. Zellers was born June 6, 1886, near Kewanna, the son of Rudolph and Lucy (GARMAN) ZELLERS and had resided in that vicinity all his life. He was married to Etta HORNBECK, Oct. 7, 1908, at St. Joseph, Mich.
The survivors are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Izola FOUST, Monticello; Mrs. Helen ORTMAN, Star City; Mrs. Bernice SIMSHAUSER, Winamac; two sons, Arnold and Ardis [ZELLERS], both of Kewanna; fourteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie BENNETT, Mrs. Bessie AGNEW, and a brother, Monroe ZELLERS, all of Kewanna. Mr. Zellers was a member of the Pleasant Hill E.U.B. church and the Gleaner Lodge.
Funeral services will be held at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock (DST). The Rev. Myron KOTTE will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna. Frienda may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, May 3, 1951

Alta G. Whittaker
Mrs. Alta G. WHITTAKER, 74, of Maxinkuckee passed away at 3 a.m. Thursday at the Woodlawn Hospital. She had been staying at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph HITTLE of Rochester for the past seven weeks and was taken to the hospital Sunday, April 29.
Mrs. Whittaker was born [Alta G. BENEDICT] July 6, 1876 in Marshall county and was a life-long resident of that community. She was the daugher of Eugene and Rose BENEDICT, and a charter member of the Methodist church.
She was married to John WHITTAKER August 19, 1914. Mr. Whittaker prceded her in death in 1947.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Jessie ANNIS of Argos; Mrs. Nellie HITTLE of Rochester; Mrs. Mary ZEHNER of St. Paul, Minn.; a sister Mrs. Olive VORIS of Culver; three brothers, Edgar [BENEDICT[ of Washington; Ernest [BENEDICT[ of Culver; Forest [BENEDICT] of Argos; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to Grossman Funeral Home at Argos, where friends ma call until 2 p.m. Friday at which time the body will be moved to her home at Maxinkuckee where it will liein state until the hour of the services.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Satrday, at the Maxinkuckee Methodist Church. Rev. George LOMAS will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Howard Zellers
It was erroneously reported in Wednesday's issue that the funeral service of Howard ZELLERS of Kewanna would be this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna.

Isaac A. Batz
Isaac A. BATZ, 78, former treasurer of Fulton county, passed away 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the South Whitley rest home. He had been in failing health for several months. Mr. Batz, former resident of this city and Newcastle township, had a legion of friends throughout the county.
He was born, July 19, 1872, on a farm near Talma, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry BATZ. All of his life was spent in Fulton county. He was married to Miss Blanche EVANS, and they would have observed their 60th wedding in November of this year.
Mr. Batz served as railway mail clerk for a period of 10 years, and then engaged in farming in Newcastle township. He was treasurer from 1922 to 1926. While in Rochester the Batz family resided in their own property at 912 Main street. Later they returned to their home near Talma. Mr. Batz was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Survivors are his wife, of Newcastle township; a daughter, Mrs. Albert CRAMER, of Angola, Ind.; a son, Carl BATZ, of Chicago, and four grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home this city until 4 p.m. Friday. The body will then be taken to the Batz homestead, near Talma, and funeral services will be held 2 p.m. (DST) in the Talma Christian church. The Rev. A. N. THOMAS, of Frankfort, Ind., will officiate at the services. He is a former pastor of the Talma church. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.

Mina Myers
Mrs. James [Mina] MYERS, 74, a resident of Newcastle township, died at Logansport, Wednesday night at 11 o'clock. She had been ill with pneumonia for the past week.
Mrs. Myers was born [Mina BUSENBURG] August 18, 1876 in Newcastle township, the daughter of David and Eliza Jane BUSENBURG and had resided there all her life. She was united in marriage to James MYERS, March 16, 1895, who passed away February 23, 1948.
The survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Nellie GRASS of Mentone; one brother, Loren BUSENBURG, Palestine, Ill.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Mazie BARNS of Rochester, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Johns Funeral Home in Mentone at 2 o'clock (DST) with the Rev. J. F. JOHNS of Indianapolis officiating. Burial will be made in the Sycamore cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Friday, May 4, 1951

Nannie Miller
Mrs. Nannie MILLER, 61, of Akron, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Friday at the Woodlawn Hospital. She had been in ill healt for the past seven weeks.
Mrs. Miller was born [Nannie HOLBROOK] Jan. 20, 1890 in Gapville, Ky. Her parents were Green HOLBROOK and Isabelle (BLEVENS) HOLBROOK. She was a member of the Baptist church in Prestonburg, Ky.
Survivors are two sons, Lonnie HOPKINS and Taylor Lewis MILLER, both of Akron; five step-sons, Ray, of Warsaw; Ted of Prestonburg, Ky.; Dunt of Dock, Ky.; Linden of West Prestonburg, Ky.; Malcomof West Prestonburg, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Doll BAY of Adrian, Mich.; Mrs. Cousie HALE of Jackson, Ohio; six grandchildren; thirty-five step-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Sheetz Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday. The body will then be removed to Prestonburg, Ky., where services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the United Baptist church.

Bessie Ingerton
Mrs. Effie PEES of Lake Manitou received word that her sister-in-law, Mrs. Bessie INGERTON passed away at her home in St. Petersburg, Fla. Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry INGERTON are former residents of Rochester.

Isaac A. Batz
Funeral services for Isaac A. BATZ, former treasurer of Fulton county will be held Saturday 2 p.m. DST at the Talma Christian church. Rev. A. N. THOMAS, of Frankfort, former pastor of the Talma church will be in charge of the rites.
Interment is to be made in the Reichter cemetery, near Talma.
Saturday, May 5, 1951

Louella Johnson Keel
Mrs. Louella (RICHTER) JOHNSON KEEL, 77, died at the home of her son, Ford JOHNSON, six miles southwest of Akron Saturday morning at two o'clock. Death was attributed to complications. She had been ill for the past four months.
Mrs. Keel was born in Henry township, July 29, 1873, the daughter of Leonard and Almira RICHTER, and had lived all her life there excepting 25 years in Peru. She was married to Arthur JOHNSON, of Akron, in 1892, who died in 1942. She later married Omer KEEL, who passed away last year.
The survivords are three sons: Ford [JOHNSON], of near Akron; Sam and Ferris [JOHNSON], of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie SHAW, of Mississippi and Mrs. Albert PURTEE, Logansport; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Earl RICHTER, Peru, and Vern RICHTER, of Hammond; three sisters, Mrs. Emma HEETER, Rochester; Mrs. Lavina BLACKBURN, Peru, and Mrs. Sylvia MYERS, Hammond.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home in Akron to the home of the son, Ford, near Akron, where friends may call after 7 o'clock Saturday evening.
The funeral will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock (DST). Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.
Fire Chief Bud JOHNSON, of this city, is one of the grandsons of the deceased.

Monday, May 7, 1951

Daniel R. Haschel
Funeral services for Daniel R. HASCHEL, 79, of Leiters Ford, were held this morning at 11 o'clock at the Monterey Methodist church and burial took place in the IOOF cemetery at Monterey.
Mr. Haschel, for many years a lumber dealer in Monterey, died in Woodlawn hospital, Saturday. He was born Jan. 29, 1872 in Pulaski county the son of Frederick and Maria EICHELBURNED HASCHEL. He was married to Amanda REINHOLT in 1892. She passed away in 1934. In 1935, Mr. Haschel was married to Mrs. Olive OVERMYER, who survives.
Also surviving are four dauhters: Mrs. Goldie HICKIN, and Mrs. Flo OVERMYER, Chicago; Mrs. Sylvia KELLER, South Bend; Mrs. Mabel OVERMYER, Lansing, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Alice PRECTHEL, Culver; a brother, William [HASCHEL]; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Clyde Monroe Lough
Clyde Monroe LOUGH, 69, well-known resident of Rochester, died at 5:20 p.m., Sunday, at his residence, 816 W. 8th street of heart trouble. He had been in ill health the past three months.
Mr. Lough was born July 4, 1882 in Fulton county, the son of John and Jane LOUGH. he was a life-long resident of the county. On April 30, 1904, he was married to Ethel Blanche BUNN. The deceased was a clerk at the Arlington hotel and a member of the Trinity Evangelical church.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, Grayson [LOUGH], Richland Center; George [LOUGH] of Logansport; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ruby OVERMYER of Rochester; one half sister, Minnie CANNOR of Kewanna; one half-brother, Harry HUNNESHAGEN of Bruce Lake and several nieces and nephews.
The body will be moved from the Foster funeral home this evening to the home where friends may call.
Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Trinity Evangelical church with the Rev. Stephen GUBI officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 o'clock, Wednesday, where it will lie in state until the funeral hour.

Tuesday, May 8, 1951

Laura Beerwart
Private funeral services for Mrs. Laura [BRUGH] BEERWART, 78, will be held at the Foster funeral home, Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, with the Rev. W. D. ARCHIBALD of the Leiters Ford Methodist church in charge. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Beerwart died at her home one and one-half miles east of Leiters Ford, Monday morning, a victim of cerebral thrombosis. She had been in ill health the past four years.
Mrs. Beerwart was born in Fulton county April 27, 1873, and spent her entire life here. She married John BEERWART October 4, 1894, and he died Dec. 24, 1928. She was the daughter of Joseph and Berlinda (ALLISON) BRUGH. A daughter and son survive, Mrs. Edna of Cincinnati and Robert BEERWART.

Samuel A. Umbaugh
Funeral services for Samuel A. UMBAUGH, 75, former Rochester resident, who died in South Bend, Monday, will be held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran church in North Liberty. Burial will be made in the Sumption Prairie cemetery there.
Mr. Umbaugh died at his home in South Bend after a six monhs illness. He was born in Lima, O., Sept. 23, 1875 and was a retired carpenter. He was married in 1898 to Pearl May STOCKBERGER of Rochester.
Besides the wife the survivors, locally, are a brother, Frank UMBAUGH and a sister, Mrs. May BORDEN. Other survivors are four sons; three other brothers and five other sisters.
Friends may call at the residence, 125 East Paris street, South Bend today and until funeral hour, Wednesday.

Clarence M. Casad
Clarence M. CASAD, 75, of 1309 South Main street, died this morning at four o'clock at the Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient the past eight days. The cause of his death was coronary embolism. He had been ill two weeks.
Mr. Casad was a retired vaudeville actor and interior decorator. The family moved here from South Bend two years ago and had lived at 310 Pontiac street until one month ago.
He was born May 12, 1875 in Canton, Ohio and was married to Mabel FOLLIN, Aug. 16, 1898. His parents were John and Mary (SCHLOSSER) CASAD.
The survivors are the wife; one brother, James CASAD of Urbana, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Earl FOLLIN, Rochester and four nephews and one niece.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. (DST), Thursday, at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral chapel with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD in charge. Burial will be made in the Walkerton cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Elza Thompson
Elza "Tommie" THOMPSON, 74, a resident of Talma, was killed in the middle of the town this morning about 10 o'clock when he was struck by a tractor-trailer outfit, hauling logs.
According to George WINTEROWD route two, Rochester, who saw the accident happen, the elderly man walked into the side of the trailer where he was struck with a log roller attachment and hurled to the pavement. Death was attributed to a crushed chest.
The truck, driven by James D. HOPKINS, 24, residing in the Miller Hotel in Warsaw, was approaching the town from the west, enroute east to the Harmon Sawmill at Mentone. He blew the truck horn, however, Thompson continued across the road.
Hopkins tried to avoid hitting the man by swerving north across the road. Calvin GREEN was a witness to this action. Neighbors said Mr. Thompson was hard of hearing and blind in his right eye.
Other injuries to the deceased was a compound fracture of the left arm and broken left ribs.
Deput Sheriff Deverl HOLLOWAY and Dr. D. K. STINSON, county coroner, were called to the scene to investigate the accident.
Mr. Thompson was born Feb. 10, 1877, near Star City, the son of Samuel and Eliza (YEAZEL) THOMPSON, and came to Talma about 50 years ago. He was a laborer.
The survivors are six [sic] nephews: Everett THOMPSON, Logansport; Max, Floyd and Robert BATZ, all of South Bend, and Ralph THOMPSON, of Churubusco; three nieces, Marjorie THOMPSON, Logansport; Mrs. Russell MOORE, Rochester, and Lorene BATZ, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home and burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 9, 1951

Helen O'Dell Lapekis
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Helen O'DELL LAPEKIS, who passed away at her home in Sepulveda, California, this morning. Her death was the result of complications, following a ten year illness.
Mrs. Lapekis was born Jan. 1, 1921, one of a set of twins. The other twin died at birth. She had lived in California six years.
The survivors are the husband, John [LAPEKIS], and two daughters, Karen and Janis [LAPEKIS], at home; seven brothers, Lester and Donald [O'DELL], Rochester; Frank [O'DELL] of South Bend; Simeon and Ed [O'DELL], of Mishawaka; Ernest [O'DELL], Niles, Mich., and Leonard [O'DELL] of Daggett, Calif. Her mother, Mrs. Mary O'DELL, of Sepulveda, also survives. Other survivors are five, half-brothers and two half-sisters.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

George W. Krom, Sr.
George W. KROM, Sr., 86, well-known retired farmer, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest BRYANT, 325 W. 10th street, this city. He had been in ill health for the past three months and bedfast since March 27. Mr. Krom had made his home with his daughter for the last three months. His home is on route 2, four miles northeast of Rochester, where he engaged in farming for a long number of years.
Mr. Krom was born Dec. 21, 1864, in Ripley county, Indiana, and moved to this county when he was 24 years of age. On March 3, 1892, he was married to Minnie M. BLACKETOR in Fulton county. She preceded in death in 1947. His parents were Heritage and Elizabeth (GRAY) KROM. Mr. Krom was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Norabelle BRYANT and Mary ALLEWELT, both of this city; two sons, A. B. KROM, of La Jolla, Calif.; George W. KROM, Jr., of Rochester; a brother, Oliver KROM, of this city, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call.

Fred Pearson
Fred PEARSON, 74, of Argos, passed away Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. He died of a heart attack in the basement at the Frank RUFFING Sr. fsarm home where he had been employed for the past 40 years. Mr. Pearson had been in ill health for the past nine years.
Fred Pearson was born Sept. 16, 1876 in Kokomo and was the son of Calvin and Keziah PEARSON. He had been a resident of Marshall county for the past 40 years. There is no known survivors.
The body is at the Grossman Funeral Home. Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. (DST) at the Congregational Christian Church, Argos. Rev. J. Robert COVERT will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until services.

Thursday, May 10, 1951

[no obits]

Friday, May 11, 1951

Goldie M. Perkins
Mrs. Goldie M. PERKINS, 62, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert TIMBERS of Plymouth, Ind.
Mrs. Perkins had been in ill health for the past year. She was born in Cass county, April 4, 1889 but lived most of her life in Tiosa. Her parents were Joseph and Lydia GARNER.
Married to Jordon PERKINS, June 17, 1906, she was a member of the Pentecostal church of Kokomo, Ind.
Survivors are the husband Jordon PERKINS of Tiosa; three children Phillip [PERKINS] of South Bend; Benjamin [PERKINS] of Hudson Lake, Ind.; Mrs. Nora TIMBERS of Plymouth. One daughter preceded her in death in 1943. Six sisters Mrs. Elizabeth MEYER, Grovertown, Ind.; Mrs. Lora HEWTINGER, Star City; Mrs. Mary GENTRY, South Bend; Mrs. Blanch HEWTINGER, Benton Haarbor, Mich.; Mrs. Susan GENTRY, Culver and Mrs. Matilda GENTRY also of Culver; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body is at the Foster Funeral Home and funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. (DST). Rev. M. C. JOHNSON will officiate and burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery.
The body is at the funeral home where friends may call until time of services.

Staff Sgt. Thomas E. Hunt
Mrs. Bertha NEIGHBOR has returned from Chicago, having attended a five day National Convention of XPW (American Ex-Prisoners of War) at the Congress Hotel.
While in the Convention, Mrs. Neighbor met the officer in charge of dis-inerment of bodies of prisoners who died in prison camps during World War II and learned that the grave of her son, Staff Sgt. Thomas E. HUNT, formerly of this city, is now in Manila Cemetery, Philippine Islands.

Pamela Kay Pennington
Prayer services were held this afternoon for Pamela Kay PENNINGTON, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence PENNINGTON of North Grove street, Argos. The infant was born at 10:25 a.m. on Thursday, and lived only three hours, in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth.
The survivors are the parents, Clarence and Mary Louise (ANDREWS) PENNINGTON; one brother, Dale Allen [PENNINGTON]; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ANDREWS, route three, Argos and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca PENNINGTON of Keokee, Va.
The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home in Argos where the services were in charge of Rev. George LOMAS of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church. Burial was made in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Helen O'Dell Lapekis
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen O'DELL LAPEKIS, formerly of Fulton county, who died Wednesday morning at her home in Sepulveda, Calif., were held there this afternoon.
A brother, Frank O'DELL and wife, of South Bend, were the only local relatives who were able to attend the services. They went by plane.

Saturday, May 12, 1951

Willard Jess Duclus
Willard Jess "Duke" DUCLUS, 74, well-known resident of Rochester, died this morning at 7 o'clock at the Stansbury Nursing Home, here after a three week illness. He had been in poor health the past four years.
Mr. Duclus was born Nov. 13, 1876 in Dodge county, Wis. Little is known of his life or survivors. He had been employed at the Smoke House as a porter by Harold LOWE and had been a janitor at the Brackett apartment building recently.
Funeral services will be at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 1:30 (DST) Monday, however, other details had not been arranged at press time today.

Elza "Tommie" Thompson
The following people from Talma attended the funeral of Elza "Tommie" THOMPSON which was held Thursday afternoon in the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home: Mr. and Mrs. Aremus MIKESELL, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne MIKESELL, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence MIKESELL, Mr. and Mrs. Fred MILLER, Mr. and Mrs. R. WALTERS, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. MONTGOMERY, Ralph HATFIELD, Mrs. Charles GOOD and son Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Charley GREEN, Mrs. Lou GROVE, Mrs. L. W. HATFIELD, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WENGER and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny HATFIELD and daughter of Chicago, Mr. Verde BROCKEY, Mrs. Phil HARTUNG and Mrs. Robert KALE of Plymouth and Mrs. John MAHONEY and daughter of Tippecanoe.

Monday, May 14, 1951

Charles D. Lockridge
Charles D. LOCKRIDGE, 39, widely known photographer and businessman of Rochester, passed away Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock after four months illness. He died at the St. Alexian Brothers Hospital in St. Louis where he had been a patient for the last five weeks. Since his illness first became apparent he had grown gradually worse and among his wide group of friends his death was not unexpected. He had undergone examination at Mayo's in the early stages of his sickness and also spent several weeks in Florida before going to St. Louis.
"Chuck" as he was familiarly known, came to Rochester from Mishawaka 14 years ago. He purchased the picture studio from James MANDLECO and operated it for a number of years and then branched out into high school student photography. He expanded this phase of his business until it reached large scale proportions and he became one of the largest operators in Indiana. Along with the business expansion he helped develop a high speed camera and also worked out a system that speeded up the picture taking. He employed a large staff and in time established a laboratory in northeast Rochester where the developing was done for several years. He improved the equipment and developing methods at home while his picture-taking work gradually spread to surrounding states.
Mr. Lockridge was a veteran of World War II having entered the service Jan. 14, 1944. He served mostly in Hawaii where he was a technician in the 3925 Signal Photo Service Company. He was discharged Nov. 8, 1945 at Camp Atterbury.
He was born at Mishawaka on March 16, 1912 the son of Clarence and Clara (MORFORD) LOCKRIDGE. On Feb. 12, 1939 he was united in marriage to Miss Georgiana LOBDELL at Huntington. They have two children, Charlanne [LOCKRIDGE], 12, and Dennis [LOCKRIDGE[, 7. A year ago the Lockridges purchased a home on the east side of Lake Manitou where the family now resides.
The deceased was a member of the Rochester Methodist Church. He belonged to the American Legion, Rochester Country Club, Moose Lodge and the Peru chapter of the Elks Lodge.
Surviving in addition to his wife and two children are his mother, Mrs. Clare M. HEINE of Culver; a brother, Kenneth [LOCKRIDGE] of Oneonta, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Hazel POLLOCK of South Bend; a half-brother, Marvin KAYLOR of Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. (DST) at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Thomas J. LUKE of South Bend and Rev. Charles SMITH will officiate assisted by Leroy C. Shelton Post American Legion. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body is expected to arrive in Rochester Tuesday afternoon and friends may call at the funeral home after 5:00 to pay their respects.

Charles L. Gibson
Charles Leroy GIBSON, 35, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the Woodlawn hospital where he had been in ill health for the past two weeks.
Born April 2, 1916, the son of Earl and Ida (ARVEN) GIBSON he was a life long resident of Fulton county and was employed by the Consumers Coal Co.
Mr. Gibson was a member of the St. Paul E. U. B. church. The survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl GIBSON, of route one, Rochester; two brothers, Hershel [GIBSON] of Mishawaka, and Francis [GIBSON] of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Leona HAWK, of this city; a grandmother, Mrs. Mary WIDEMAN, of Akron.
Services will be held Wednesday 2:00 p.m. (DST) at the St. Paul E. U. B. church, this city. The Rev. William HUGHES will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. The body is at the Foster funeral home where friends may call until an hour before services.

William J. Wynn
William Jackson WYNN, 54, residing six miles southwest of Argos, died at his home Sunday morning at 6:30, unexpectedly.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 (DST) with the Rev. Ericus FOOR officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery with the American Legion Post of Argos in charge.
A prominent farmer, he spent his entire life in Fulton and Marshall counties. He was born Sept. 11, 1896 in Rochester, the son of William S. and Martha (MILLER) WYNN. He was married Sept. 4, 1926 to Ruth HEKTOR. Mr. Wynn was a veteran of World War I and a member of the James L. Corey American Legion Post of Argos.
Surviving are: the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn HAGAN, Argos; Miss Alice WYNN, at home; one son, Donald [WYNN] at home; two brothers, Lee and Cleo [WYNN], of Culver; three sisters, Mrs. Katherine PERSONETT, Kenniwick, Wash.; Mrs. Blanche BUTLER and Mrs. Fern NEWBY, both of Rochester; two grandchildren.
The body will remain at the Grossman funeral home where friends ma call until the hour of the funeral.

Harry J. Herrell
Last rites for Harry J. HERRELL, 64, a farmer, residing three miles east of Mentone, will be held at the Reed Funeral Home in Mentone, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (DST) and burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery. Death was attributed to a sudden heart attack.
Mr. Herrell was born in Miami county, April 5, 1887, the son of Jefferson and Katheryn HERRELL, and married to Laura REYNOLDS in 1910. He had resided south of Talma 22 years before moving near Mentone where he resided the past seven years.
The deceased was a member of the Bunker Hill Methodist church. The survivors besides the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Lester KINDIG, Warsaw; four grandchildren; one sister and five brothers.
The body will remain at the Reed funeral home where friends may call. The Rev. Lawrence SMITH of Burkett will officiate at the last rites.

Lillie W. Redmond
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie W. REDMOND, 73, of Fulton, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fulton EUB chrch wih the Rev. M. E. REED officiating. Burial will be made in the Monticello I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Redmond died at her home in Fulton, Saturday afternoon, after a two weeks illness. She was born Nov. 2, 1877 in White county, the daughter of Henry and Henrietta GERTZ and married to Willis REDMOND in 1894, who passed away in 1935. Mrs. Redmond was a member of the Fulton EUB church, Order of Eastern Star and Rebekah lodge.
The survivors are one son, Walter I. REDMOND, of Glen Burnie, Md.; two grandsons, George REDMOND, Port Crane, N.Y.; Walter REDMOND, Lockland, O., and four great-grandchildren.
The body will liein state at the church one hour before reites.

Frank Partridge
Last rites for Frank PARTRIDGE, 76, who died Saturday night at the home of a son, Harold, route two, will be at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. H. Gordon HYDE will officiate and burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home.
Mr. Partridge, a resident of Newcastle township, had been bedfast nine months. He was born in Newcastle township and spent nearly all his life there with the exception of a short while in Clinton county. His parents were Thomas J. and Lydia (HISEY) PARTRIDGE. He was married to Lydia Elmira SOMSET, May 1, 1898 in Michigantown, who passed away Dec. 29, 1950. The deceased was a farmer and a member of the Talma Christian church.
Surviving are two sons, Paul and Harold [PARTRIDGE], both of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth KLAMBACHER, Kokomo; Mrs. Clyde WHITE, South Bend and Mrs. Roy HAWK, Argos; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl [PARTRIDGE], of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Cora McKEOWN, Kankakee, Ill; Mrs. Leona SULLIVAN and Mrs. Mabel SULLIVAN, both of Argos.

Tuesday, May 15, 1951

Ethel May Tansey
Mrs. Ethel May TANSEY, 66, died this morning at Woodlawn hospital where she had been seriously ill. She had been in ill health for three years.
She was a resident of route 2, Rochester, living on the North Shore road of Lake Manitou. She and her husband, Royal TANSEY came here from Indianapolis, 27 years ago, and operated a barbecue stand at the old White City resort.
Mrs. Tansey was born Nov. 10, 1884 in Delphos, Ohio, the daughter of P. F. and Amanda BECHTOL SHERRICK and was married to Royal Tansey, Dec. 2, 1902 in Marion.
The survivors are one brother, H. D. SHERRICK, Logansport; one half-brother, Charles P. COLLETTE, Logansport; three half-sisters, Helen BROWN, Waynestown, Ind.; Estella EWERING and Irene TURNPAUGH, both of Logansport; a local nephew is Charles BONNEAU, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, (DST) at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport. The body will remain at the Zimmerman funeral home where friends may call after noon, Wednesday.

Emery S. Ferree
Funeral services for Emery S. FERREE, 92, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock DST at the Akron Church of God with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann.
Mr. Ferree, a retired farmer residing at Akron, died at the Rochester Nursing Home at 10:30 Monday morning, where he had been seriously ill for two weeks. His death was the result of age and complications.
The deceased was born July 18, 1858 in Ashland county, Ohio, the son of John and Amelia SINGER FERREE. The family moved to Roann when he was 12 years old. Mr. Ferree was married to Laura ARMIE in Wabash in 1881, who passed away in 1939. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
The survivors are two daughters: Mrs. Edna SHANK, Wabash; Mrs. Roy GRONINGER, Disko; two sons, Alfred [FERREE] of Akron and John [FERREE] of Kirklin, Wash.; one son and daughter [are] deceased; there are also fifteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 12:30 Wednesday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour.

Wilson Montgomery
Word has been received here of the death of Wilson MONTGOMERY, 69, who passed awa at his home in Chicago, Friday night, of a heart attack. According to known plans the body will be cremated and the ashes returned here for burial in the Rochester IOOF cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Montgomery was born Dec. 12, 1881, the son of Commodore and Alla SHOUP MONTGOMERY, one of a family of seven children. The family home was at the west edge of the city in Third street opposite the fairgrounds.
Surviving are the wife, the former Bell BAKER of Rochester; two daughters, Mary Alice and Jane BAKER, Chicago; and adopted daughter; one brother Guy D. [MONTGOMERY], Los Angeles, Calif.
Mrs. Maude EMMONS and Mrs. Belle MONTGOMERY of here are first cousins of Mr. Montbomery.

Caroline Pontius
Mrs. Caroline PONTIUS, 86, a former resident of Akron, died this morning at 5:45 at the Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for the past week. Death was attributed to complications resulting from a broken hip sustained at the home of her son Howard PONTIUS, where she resided, in Nappanee. She had been in failing health for the past two years.
Mrs. Pontius was born Sept. 26, 1864 and had resided near Akron most of her life. Her husband was the late Warren PONTIUS and her parents' names were Philip and Sarah (KING) KREIG.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Adolph Merley Post of the American Legion of Akron and the EUB church.
The survivors besides the son are a sister, Mrs. George SMITH, Akron; four brothers, Francis [KING], Akron; John [KING], Akron; Harvey [KING] and George F. KING of near Akron.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron where friends may call. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Wednesday, May 16, 1951

Holmes Thomas
Holmes THOMAS passed away early Tuesday morning at a nursing home in Mount Gilead, Ohio. He had been in ill health for the past year.
Mr. Thomas had been a resident of Fulton county from 1917 until about two years ago, when he moved to Ohio. He operated a second-hand furniture store on north Main street here for a number of years and was a member of the Rochester IOOF lodge. His wife preceded him in death in 1949. Survivors are: three sisters, Nona, Nora and Goldie THOMAS, all of Mount Gilead, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Craven Funeral Home in Ohio, and burial will be there. The body will remain at the Craven Funeral Home where friends may call.

John Myers
Funeral services for John MYERS, 80, native of Rochester, was held this afternoon in Butler, Ohio, with burial there. He died at his farm home near the Ohio city, Monday, after a short illness.
Mr. Myers was born in Rochester, April 6, 1871, the son of Jonas and Elizabeth (CLAYTON) MYERS. For a number of years he was associated with his father and later with his brother-in-law, the late Sheriff Stilla BAILEY in the operation of a planing mill in Rochester. He later moved to Miles City, Mont., where he farmed and then returned to Butler.
The deceased was married to Vida IZZARD, who survives. The other survivors are his children, Mrs. William HUTTLEZMAN, Mansfield, O.; Mrs. Marion O'KEEFE, Williston, N.D.; a son, John [MYERS], at home; a sister, Mrs. Essie BAILEY, Rochester and a half-sister, Mrs. Charles BLACKBURN, Seattle, Wash., and a number of nieces and nephews in this vicinity.

Thursday, May 17, 1951

Charles D. Lockridge
Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the final rites for Charles D. LOCKRIDGE, here Wednesday afternoon were:
Mr. and Mrs. EVANS, South Bend; Mrs. Mike RELICKE, Mishawaka; Mr. and Mrs. H. P. McCARTNEY, Mishawaka; Mr. and Mrs. J. William BANNING, South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde B. SMITH, Peru; J. F. GUSS, Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn.; C. B. COSGROVE, Ansco Film Co.; Mrs. D. H. SMITH, Culver; Ada H. CROWLEY, Culver; Mr. and Mrs. Joe POHLMAN, Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. James O'DONNELL, Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford H. FIELDS and Robbie, South Bend; Evelyn WOODS, Agnes FECHENER, Lydia MYERS, Mildred OVERMYER, Trula McKEE, Marie FAULKNER and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. McCHESTER, all of Culver.
George ROGERS, route three, Niles, Mich.; Valentine DICERTO, 509 Lycamone, Niles, Mich.; Milo McCLURE, Beech Rd., Osceola, Ind.; John KRONEWITTEE, 605 N. Main St., South Bend; Merle W. SLABAUGH, 1314 E. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka, Ind.; Charles MEUNINCK,117 S. Mill St., Mishawaka; Joe BRADY, 539 Webster, Mishawaka; Orvel NAPPELL, 116 N. Wenger, Mishawaka, Ind.; Robert GIBBONS, Origan Ave., Osceola, Ind., Gene NICOLINI, 225 W. 10th Street, Mishawaka, Ind.; Tony DELIO, 2830 Cottonwood Lane, South Bend; William KLEIN, 1813 Milburn, Mishawaka.

Friday, May 18, 1951

Lena J. Miller
Funeral services for Mrs. Lena J. MILLER, 76, long-time resident of Fulton county, who died Wednesday in South Bend, will be held there Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. The rites will be held at the Hollis Funeral Home on Mishawaka Ave., South Bend.
Mrs. Miller had been in ill health for the past year and bedfast for several months. Death was attributed to pnemonia. She had been a resident of South Bend for the last 25 years.
The deceased was born in Richland township, Jan. 23, 1875 and married to Alvah MILLER, who died Aug. 27, 1941. She is the last of the family born to Francis and Catherine FIESER, of which John and "Sandy" FIESER, now deceased were members. All were well-known residents of Rochester.
The following daughters and one son survive: Mrs. Clyde MOW, Rochester; Mrs. Jack DAVEYS, Oakland,Calif.; Mrs. Ralph ELLIOTT and Mrs. Nick TESTA, both of Chicato; Mrs. Maurice McGROGAN and Carl MILLER, both of South Bend; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Burial will be made in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery. The body is now at the Hollis funeral chapel where friends may call.

Pfc. Eldon D. Butler
Funeral services for Pfc. Eldon D. BUTLER of Culver have been announced for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Easterday Funeral Home. Pvt. Butler was killed in Korea last October.
He was born in Miami county June 14, 1930 and moved to Culver with his family in 1933. Enlisting in the Army in January, 1948, he served 18 months in Panama and re-enlisted for service in Japan in 1949. He was sent to Korea July 12, 1950 with the First Cavalry Division Artillery.
Surviving Pvt. Butler are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo BUTLER, four sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Eunice LOCKRIDGE and Mrs. Betty B. RICHARDSON both of Culver; Mrs. Joanna FARVER of Lapaz; Mrs. Mary Rose HOWARD, Hammond; Leo [BUTLER], Jr., Lakeville; Oliver, Dale and Kenneth [BUTLER] of Culver. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery.

Bascom Wilson
Bascom WILSON, 91, died at his home in Perrysburg, Thursday evening at 8:15, where he had been ill for the past two years.
Mr. Wilson was born in Henryville, Ind., Clark county, may 31, 1859, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James WILSON. He was a retired farmer. He was married two times, the first to Nancy F. HAMBLEM and then to Marjorie HIXON, who survives. Mr. Wilson had resided at Perrysburg for the past 15 years, coming there from Twelve Mile. He was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.
The survivors besides the wife area son, Joseph F. [WILSON], Macy, route one; daughter, Mrs. Ruth E. MILLS, Peru; Mrs. Kate WARNER, route one, Macy; Mrs. Marie STALLAR, Twelve Mile and a son, Neil B. WILSON, route five, Peru There are also seventeen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Sadie STOUTE, Seymour, Ind., and a brother, George F. WILSON, Rock Island, Ill., are other survivors.
Funeral services will be held at the Perrysburg Baptist church, Sunday afternoon at 2:30, with the Rev. E. E. FOOR officiating. Burial will be made in the Green Lawn cemetery, Mexico.
The body is at the McCain Funeral Home in Denver where friends may call after Saturday noon. The body will lie in state for one hour preceding the funeral.

Saturday, May 19, 1951

[no obits]

Monday, May 21, 1951

Alta Dell Wright
Mrs. Alta Dell WRIGHT, 84, passed away 10:40 a.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George CONOWAY, Michigan City, Ind. She had been in ill health for the past five years. Prior to the last six years she had been a resident of the Tiosa community throughout her entire live.
Mrs. Wright, who was the daughter of Arthur and Louise [EIDSON] was born May 22 1866 in Fulton county. She was married to Delbert E. WRIGHT on April 30, 1887. Mrs. Wright was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church for over 59 years.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel CONAWAY; two grandsons, R. W. CONAWAY, Michigan City and Joseph E. CONAWAY, this city; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Mollie DAVIS of this city is a sister-in-law of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. DST Tuesday at the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. C. C. GRISSO, of Mexico, officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery near Talma.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos up until noon Tuesday.

Alexander Algeo
Royal Center, May 21 -- Alexander ALGEO, 84, retired farmer, died at St. Joseph hospital, Logansport at 10:30 Saturday morning after an illness of several months.
Born in Donegal, Ireland, March 24, 1866, he came to the United States as a youth. He married Clara Mae WATSON of Pontiac, Ill., Sept. 19, 1889. His wife preceded him in death.
He made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Louise CROW, of Route 2, Royal Center.
Surviving are Mrs. CROW; two sisters, Mrs. Cassie PAINE, Duncomb, Iowa, Fannie TUTTLE, Normal, Ill.; eight grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Pontiac, Ill., following services at the Harrison Funeral home, Kewanna at 2 p.m. today.

Anna J. R. Miller
Mrs. Anna J. R. MILLER, 78, of 417 W. Second, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday evening at her home, after a illness of several weeks.
Born Oct. 1, 1872, in Germany, she was the daughter of Robert J. and Amelia DONNER LUTSZY. She had lived in this community 50 years. A member of St. Paul's Evangelical church at LaPorte, the WBA of the Maccabee lodge, she was past chief of the Pythian Sisters of Rochester.
Survivors are the husband,Vincent [MILLER], to whom she was married July 4, 1895; the following children: Raymond F. [MILLER], Frankfort; Silvia [MILLER], Warsaw; Harold V. [MILLER], of here. One son preceded in death. Four sisters, all of LaPorte, also survive, as did eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Five sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Sisters are: Miss Bertha LUTSZE, Freda, Elizabeth, Molly KRAUSE.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. DST Tuesday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Stephen GUBI of the Trinity EUB church will officiate and burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Friends may call at Fosters.

David C. Krathwohl
David C. KRATHWOHL, 81, was found dead at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. O. STURGEON, one and one-half miles west of Richland Center at 7 p.m. Saturday. The family had been away and found that he had died when they returned home. Death was from a heart seizure.
Born in Fulton county, Feb. 22, 1870, he was a life-long resident of this community. His wife, Lily Van DUYNE, who he married in 1897 died in 1938. His parents were John and Sophia (HAGEN) KRATHWOHL. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are: the following children, Mrs. C. O. STURGEON; Mrs. Earl GRAHAM, Rochester; Mrs. Harry TEEMS, Huntington; Mrs. Max BURCH, North Manchester; one sister, Mrs. Loren WILLIAMS, Peru; one brother, John KRATHWOHL, Peru, seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. (DST) Tuesday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Edith BRUNER will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 22, 1951

Delbert Lew Wilson
Delbert Lew WILSON, 67, of near Poplar Grove, east of Lake Maxinkuckee, died suddenly Monday afternoon while at his work at the Culver Military Academy power plant. A heart seizure caused his death. Mr. Wilson had resided in the vicinity of Poplar Grove all throughout his entire life where he was engaged in farming and also an employee of the military academy.
He was born November 20, 1883 in Union township, Marshall county, Indiana. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Maxinkuckee IOOF and the East Side Conservation Club.
Surviving are his wife, Bessie Hazel WILSON, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Lucille F. PRICHARD, of Sellersburg, Ind.; Mrs. Dorthea KERSCHNER, of South Bend; Mrs. Louise BARKMAN and Mrs. Opal NELLANS, both of Mentone; five sons, Orean B. [WILSON] of Wabash; Charles C. [WILSON] of Rochester; Laurie L. [WILSON] of Packerton, Ind.; William O. [WILSON] and Edgar W. [WILSON], both of South Bend and a brother, Clyde O. WILSON, of Rock Island, Ill.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. (DST) Wednesday at the Poplar Grove Methodist church. Rev. Albert VERMILLION, of Jamestown, will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The body is at the Easterday Funeral Home, Culver, where friends may call.

Ray A. Zeller
Graveside funeral services for Ray A. ZELLER, who passed away at Chicago will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at the Athens cemetery. The body will lie in state there prior to the rites.
He was born Nov. 12, 1886 in Henry township, the son of James A. and Mary E. ZELLER. He was a telegraph operator for the Erie R.R. before going to Chicago, where he was yardmaster for the B. & O. for a number of years. He retired some time ago after suffering a back injury.
Suvivors are the wife, the former Glenn MOORE, of Athens, five chilren, Marie, Pauline, Robert, James and Mary Estelle [ZELLER]. Mrs. Charles SAYGER of Athens and Mrs. John KESLING, route 2, Rochester.
Regular funeral services in Chicago will be held at the Greisel chapel.

Anna J. R. Miller
The complete list of survivors of Mrs. Anna J. R. MILLER for whom final rites were held this afternoon follows:
The husband, Vincent MILLER; three children, Raymond F. MILLER, of Frankfort, Ind.; Mrs. Sylvia FISK, of Warsaw and Harold V. MILLER, of Rochester; four sisters, Bertha PUTZY, Freda WEETZ, Elizabeth SELTZER and Molly KRAUSE all of LaPorte. Four sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Wednesday, May 23, 1951

Charles A. Janery
Charles A. JANERY, 72, died at the Woodlawn Hospital at 11 p.m. shortly after being taken there from the Hoosier Pete filling station, north Main Street where he suffered a heart attack a short time before.
Mr. Janery was born August 29, 1878 in Pine Village, Ind., the son of Alfred and Rebecca (ODLE) JANERY. He was united in marriage to Linnie FENSTERMAKER, January 4, 1904 at Hammond, Ind. Mr. Janery has been a resident of Fulton county since 1922. His wife preceded him in death in February 7, 1939.
Mr. Janery had been living with his daughter Mrs. Mildred HELT who lives on route 3, Rochester. He was a retired farmer, and was a member of the Fulton EUB church.
Survivors are a son, Lester [JANERY] of Chicago Heights, Ill.; a daughter Mrs. Mildred HELT of route 3 Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Clara BEEBE of Nyona Lake; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. (DST) at the Fulton EUB church. The Rev. Edith BRUNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
The body is at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, from where it will be moved to the home of Mrs. Mildred HELT after Wednesday where friends may call. The body will then be taken to the Fulton EUB church where it will lie in state one hour before services.

Atta A. McAlexander
Funeral services for Mrs. Atta A. McALEXANDER, 83, former resident of this city were held this afternoon at the Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary, Indianapolis. Burial was in the Crown Hill cemetery in that city. She passed away Sunday evening at the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis on her 60th wedding anniversary.
Mrs. McAlexander, who left Rochester many years ago was most active in the literary clubs of Marion county and vicinity. She was a life member and president for two terms of the Woman's Department of the Seventh District Federation of Clubs; member of the Popylacum, of Daughters of the Union and Marion County Auxiliary, and was one of the oldest (58 years) members of Central Avenue Methodist Church.
Born in Fulton county, Mrs. McAlexander taught school here for about six years until her marriage to Dr. McALEXANDER, Indianapolis physician and surgeon, who preceded her in death in 1945. The couple moved from Rochester to Indianapolis and remained there the rest of their lives.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Russell HUGHES SMITH, Richmond, Va.,; a sister Mrs. Jetta SANGER, Pittsburgh, Pa.; a son-in-law, Peter J. VanGEYT, Indianapolis, and five grandchildren. One of the grandchildren is Dr. Virginia VanGEYT, a member of the Columbia University staff. Mrs. Anna ALEXANDER of this city is a sister-in-law of the deceased.

Anna J. R. Miller
Among the out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the funeral services for Mrs. Vincent MILLER, Tuesday afternoon were:
Mr. and Mrs. Fred KRAUSE and daughter; Mrs. Freda WALTZ; Mrs. Elizabeth SEITZER; Miss Bertha PUTZEY; Mr. and Mrs. Fred KRAUSE, Jr.; of LaPorte; Mr. and Mrs. William CAMPBELL of Union Mills; Mrs Norman PICKFORD of Michigan City; Mrs. Lee JAMES of Knox; Mr. and Mrs. Charles BARON, of Mishawaka; Mr. and Mrs. Jack VORUNSEE, Bloomington; Mr. and Mrs. Dean STOCKTON; Mr. and Mrs. Melton PLUNKETT, Lafayette; Mr. and Mrs. Roy MINCINGER; Mr. and Mrs. Charles THACKER, Frankfort; Mr. and Mrs. John SUSELAND, Culver; Mr. and Mrs. Buddy SESK, Claypool; Mr. and Mrs. Jack SESK, Claypool; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis HOWARD, and Mr. and Mrs. Don SESK, Warsaw.

Thursday, May 24, 1951

[no obits]

Friday, May 25, 1951

Lulu B. Wagner
Funeral services for Mrs. Lulu B. [WAGNER], 83, were held at the Hay funeral home, South Bend 10 a.m. today, with the Rev. James BURROUGHS of the Stull Methodist Church, of that city officiating. Burial was in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Mrs. Wagner passed away Wednesday in the St. Joseph's hospital, Mishawaka.
She was born in Missouri, Nov. 5, 1867 and before moving to South Bend 35 years ago resided in Macy, Leiters Ford, and Rochester. She was the widow of Williem E. WAGNER who died Dec. 15, 1941.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. June KNAPP, Milwaukee, Wis.; a son, James P. [WAGNER], Houston, Tex., a brother Rowe BACON, Perrysburg, and a half-brother, Arthur BACON of Akron.

Saturday, May 26, 1951

Ada R. Beattie
Mrs. Ada R. BEATTIE, 86, died at 7 o'clock Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fern BLACK, three miles west of here, after a year's illness.
Born in Cass county Sept. 9, 1864, she was the daughter of James and Mary THRUSH. A lifetime resident of Fletchers Lake and Fulton communities, she was a member of the Fletchers Lake Methodist church.
Her marriage on July 23, 1889, was to Robert J. BEATTIE who died July 29, 1941.
Surviving children are; Mrs. Fern BLACK, of Fulton; Ivan BEATTIE, Ossian; Arval [BEATTIE], Kewanna; Troy [BEATTIE], Pierceton; one stepdaghter, Mrs. Icel PINKERTON, Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
The body is at the Ditmire funeral home but it will be taken to the Black residence Sunday evening, and final rites, in charge of Revs. M. E. REED and Don McGUIRE, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fletchers Lake church with burial in the Fletchers Lake cemetery.

Willard Boggess
Willard BOGGESS, 60, former resident of this city, passed away 1:25 p.m. Friday at the home of his step-daghter, Mrs. Joe EWING, 913 Monroe street, this city. Mr. Boggess, who resides at Blossvale, N.Y., had been here on a two weeks vacation. His death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the past two years.
Willard, son of William and Rose BOGGESS was born December 20, 1800 in Rochester, where he resided for a number of years. In 1915 he was married to Sophia DOYLE, who survives. Mr. Boggess was a wire-drawer maker and was formerly employed by the Rome Wire Mills, of Rome, N.Y.
Suvivors are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte FEIDLER, of Blossvale, N.Y.; a step-daugter, Mrs. Amelia EWING, of this city; a half-brother, Clarence Dean BOGGESS, of this city; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
A prayer service will be held at 2:30 p.m. DST at the Foster Funeral Home. The services will be conducted by Rev. Harry BAILEY.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until late Sunday afternoon at which time the body will be shipped to Rome, N.Y. for funeral services and burial.

Mrs. George Overmyer
Funeral services for Mrs. George OVERMYER, 73, former resident of Rochester township were held in Mishawaka, Friday, where she had made her home for a number of years. Burial was made in a Bronson, Mich., cemetery. Several relatives and friends from Rochester and Fulton county attended the services.

Monday, May 28, 1951

Foster D. Alspaugh
Foster D. ALSPAUGH, 62, passed away at 10 a.m. Saturday at his residence in Wabash. He had been in ill health from a heart ailment for the past seven years.
Born in Athens February 10, 1889, the son of James and Adline (PONTIUS) ALSPAUGH, he was a farmer and lived in the Athens community for a number of years. He moved to Wabash four years ago.
He was united in marriage to Zillah HEAD, in 1912, at Somers, Iowa. Mr. Alspaugh was a member of the Wabash M. E. church.
Survivors are the wife, one son, Foster [ALSPAUGH], of Wabash; three sisters Mrs. Ida NYE, Akron; Mrs. Effie FRIVER, Mrs. Grace BOWEN both of Athens; two brothers, Willard [ALSPAUGH], Elgin, Ohio; Charles [ALSPAUGH], Upland, Ind. and two grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Services will be held 2 p.m. (DST) Tuesday at the EUB church in Athens. The Rev. Alfred EDDINGFIELD of Wabash will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY. There will be a short service at the Sheetz Funeral Home for the family at 1:30 Tuesday. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. The body will remain at the Sheetz Funeral Home where friends may call.

Stella Rans
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella RANS, 55, of Argos, who passed away Saturday in a Logansport hospital were held this afternoon at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. The Rev. J. Robert COOVERT officiated and burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery, there.
Mrs. Rans was born in Argos on September 6, 1895 and in 1923 was married to Vern RANS. He preceded her in death on August 26, 1946. Her parents were William and Hetty HELSEL. She was a member of the Argos Congregational church.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn GUARD, Mrs. Cledia ELLINGER and Mrs. Hettie BURKETT, all of South Bend; a brother, C. HELSEL, of Riverside, Calif. and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth LEMLER, of South Bend and Mrs. Flora LEWIS, of Bourbon.

John Harvey Drew
John Harvey DREW, 83, lifelong resident of this community passed away in his sleep early today at his home 123 West 4th street, this city. He had been in ill health for the past two years from a heart ailment.
He was born Aug. 24, 1867 in Marshall county and moved to Fulton county when but a boy. His parents were Alphonzo and Cecelia DREW. His first marriage was to Ida McNEELEY who died in 1897. In 1901 he was wed to Mary FLETCHER, who survives. He followed the occupation of farming until he retired a few years ago. Mr. Drew was a member of the Moose Lodge.
Surviving are the widow; the following children, Mrs. Irene McKEAN of E. Chicago; Harley [DREW] of Whiting; Ora and Edward [DREW] of Cedar Lake; John [DREW], of Caritipo, Venezuela, S.A.; a brother, Jacob [DREW] of Whiting; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A son, Charles [DREW], preceded in death.
The body rests at the Foster Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, May 29, 1951

Ernest Lee Montgomery
Ernest Lee MONTGOMERY, 77, of Argos, passed away suddenly at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Sanders Tourists home, 412 South Michigan street, in that city. Death was attributed to a heart seizure. He had been in failing health for the past several years.
Mr. Montgomery was born December 3, 1873 at Elwood, Ind., the son of Alexander and Elizabeth MONTGOMERY. He was married to Ione MONT, who preceded him in death a number of years ago. He owned and operated a cigar store in Argos for several years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thelma MOORE, of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Frank MONTGOMERY, of Kansas; several other relatives whose addresses are unknown at this time.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. R. COOVERT will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Burial will be in the Elwood, Ind. city cemetery.

Wednesday, May 30, 1951

[no paper - holiday]

Thursday, May 31, 1951

Anna M. Spencer
Mrs. Anna M. SPENCER, 82, passed away 10 a.m. Wednesday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Loren ADAMS, 124 Logan street, Argos. She was stricken with a heart attack while preparing to attend the Memorial Day services and died within a few moments.
Mrs. Spencer since the death of her husband in 1926 had been residing with her children and had only recently come to Argos from Dowagiac, Mich. She and her husband were former residents of Argos and had friends throughout Marshall and Fulton counties.
Anna M. (GUNN) SPENCER was born February 24, 1869 in Marshall county, Ind. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Anna MORRIS, of Chicago; two sons, Charles SPENCER of Dowagiac, Mich.; Gerald SPENCER of Norwalk, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Rebecca RAPP, of Nappanee, Ind.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The body rests at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Henry Neff
Henry NEFF, aged 90, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou from complications following a nine weeks illness.
Born May 6, 1861 in Rush county, he had lived here for the past five years, coming from Greenfield. His parents were Daniel and Sarah (HOUSTON) NEFF.
In 1883 he was married to Luella BEVER in Rush county. The deceased was a retired farmer and a member of the Christian church in Greenfield.
Survivors include the wife; a son, Roy NEFF, of Lake Manitou; two daughters, Mrs. Lena COE and Mrs. Ione HUSTON, both of Indianapolis; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A son Claude [NEFF] preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday (DST) at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD of the Christian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenfield cemetery where graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday (DST). Friends may call at the Foster funeral home.

John Drew
Funeral services for John DREW were held 2 p.m. this afternoon at the Foster Funeral home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD of the Christian church officiated and burial was made in the old Richland Center cemetery.

Herbert McHenry
Mrs. Guy BROUYETTE of this city yesterday afternoon received word of the death of her father, Herbert McHENRY, 59, which occurred a short time earlier at his home in Pittsburgh, Pa. Mr. McHenry passed away in his sleep while taking an afternoon nap. He had been in failing health for the past few weeks but his condition had not been regarded as serious.
Mr. and Mrs. McHenry for the past several years have spent their vacations with the Brouyette family during which time they made many friends throughout the community.
He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel BROUYETTE, of this city and Mrs. Eugene ANDERSON, of New York City and several grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Brouyette left this morning for Pittsburgh in a plane flown by Mrs. Helen OUTCELT of the Rochester Air Service. Funeral and burial services will be held Saturday afternoon at Pittsburgh.

Ross D. Emerick
Ross D. EMERICK, 54, passed away 11:45 a.m. Thursday at his residence two and a half miles north of Rochester. He had been in ill health since Dec. 15, 1949 and seriously ill since Nov. 2, 1950. Cause of death was complications.
Mr. Emerick was born Jan 22, 1897 the son of Daniel and Martha (Tye DAVIDSON) EMERICK. He had lived his entire life in this communit with the exception of a brief residency in California. He was engaged in farming and at one time was an employee of the railroad. Mr. Emerick was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. LINDER, of Chicage and several other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. (DST) Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. SAGARSEE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Friday, June 1, 1951

Ralph Lee King
Ralph Lee KING, 59, native of Rochester who grew to manhood here, passed away at Tracy Hospital in Tracy, Cal., Thursday afternoon at 3:30. Death was the result of a heart attack. Word of his passing was receivd here today in a telegram to Howard KING, a relative.
King visited with friends and relatives in Rochester last year and planned to return again. He attended school here and went to California in 1930. He was employed there by the Southern Pacific Railroad. He never married.
He is survived by his father and mother Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. KING. The former was a carpenter in Rochester for many years before they went West. Other survivors are four brothers, Walter, Omer, Lyman, Freddy, and one sister, Edith [KING], all of California.
Burial will probably be at Tracy. Plans for the funeral services were not received here.

Anna M. Spencer
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna M. SPENCER, who passed away Wednesday morning will be held 10:30 a.m. (DST Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. J. Robert COOVERT of Argtos will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Saturday, June 2, 1951

John Drew
The out-of-town relatives and friends attending the funeral of John DREW were Mr. and Mrs. Harley DREW of Whiting, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Ora DREW and family of Cedar Laker, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Gene McKEAN and family of East Chicago, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Edward DREW and family of Cedar Lake; Miss Helen DREW of Whiting; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert DREW and family of Cedar Lake; Jake DREW, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. MILLER, Mr. and Mrs. Leighton OSBORNE and family, Mr. and Mrs. K. K. KESSLER, Mr. and Mrs. Albert KESLER and family, all of Whiting; Mr. and Mrs. William WYNN, of Ferndale, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Dalas FLETCHER, of Argos; Mr. and Mrs. E. L. KESLER of Kewanna; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd KRAUSE of Argos; Mr. and Mrs. John McNEELEY and family of Lapaz; Mrs. Ida BECKNELL of Akron, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne RORHER of Battle Creek, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry ROHER of Argos and Jim HUBS of Cedar Lake.

Monday, June 4, 1951

Harry W. Sternberg
Harry W. STERNBERG, 62, died at 7:30, Sunday, at his home, three miles south of Argos, on U.S. 31 He had been ill for the past four months.
Born Oct. 14, 1888, at Butler, Ind., he was the son of Adam and Maude STERNBERG. Mr. Sternberg owned a farm near Argos for 15 years and moved to Chicago where he lived for 45 years and had just moved back to Argos a week ago.
He was united in marriage to Loma VICKERS, Sept. 30, 1909. He was employed by the Chicago Belt Line railroad for 45 years and was a member of the Western Railway Club and also the Banner Blue Masonic Lodge, No. 924 of Chicago.
Survivors are his wife, Loma [STERNBERG], Argos; one son, Glenn [STERNBERG], Chicago; three grandchildren; one brother, Delbert [STERNBERG] of Haren, Ohio; one half-brother, Ralph [STERNBERG], toledo, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Ella BRINK, Cleveland, Ohio and his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Adam STERNBERG, Santa Monica,Calif.
Services will be held Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. The Rev. J. Robert COOVERT of the Argos Congregational Christian church will officiate and burial will be in the Beverly cemetery at 119 street and Kedzie ave., Chicago. The Banner Blue Masonic Lodge of Chicago will conduct the Masonic graveside services.
Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where the body lies in state.

Maude A. Rouch
Maude A. ROUCH, 76, passed away 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Goldie Van METER of Kewanna. She had been in ill health for the past nine weeks.
Born August 12, 1874 in Miami county, she was the daughter of Thomas J. and Mary (STEELE) BISH. She was married to Nelson ROUCH, Feb. 2, 1893. They lived two miles west of Fulton and resided there many years. Mr. Rouch preceded her in death, Jan.1, 1944.
Mrs. Rouch was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Gladys TEEL, Logansport; Mrs. Goldie Van METER, Kewanna; two grandsons, Benile and Carole BERRY, both of Fulton; two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2:30 p.m. (DST) at the Fulton Baptist Church. Rev. Dan McGUIRE will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery. The body is at the Ditmire Chapel where friends may call. The body will lie at state in the church one hour before services.

Eldon Sissel
Eldon SISSEL, 66, died at 2:20 Monday morning at the Healthwin Hospital in South Bend. He had been ill for the past four years.
Born in Tiosa, August 21, 1884 the son of William and Dora (TOKER) SISSEL he lived in Argos and community all his life. He was married in 1919 to Jessie RUPE, in Plymouth, Ind. Mr. Sissel was a foundry worker and was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church and was a secretary of Sunday school for 25 years. He was also a charter member of the Argos Lions Club of which he was a secretary for 13 years.
Survivors are his wife, Jessie [SISSEL] of Argos; a daghter, Mrs. Martha MARSHALL, Culver; one granddaughter, Jane Ann MARSHALL and a sister, Mrs. Goldie WISEMAN, of Chesterton, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Umbaugh Funeral Home.
Rev. J. Robert COOVERT, assisted by Dr. Meredith STEININGER of Culver will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Mary Catherine Karn
Mrs. Mary Catherine KARN, 87, passed away at 12:30 p.m., Saturday at the Dukes hospital, Peru. She had been ill for the past two years.
Her residence was 473 Brown street, Peru.
Born Aug. 17, 1863, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Samuel and Ellis (KRAIG) ZIMMERMAN and was a life-long resident of that county. She was married to Jacob A. KARN in 1880. He preceded her in death in 1934.
Mrs. Karn was a member of the First Baptist Church, Peru. Survivors are a son, D. E. KARN of Jackson, Mich.; three brothers, Allen ZIMMERMAN, Deedsville; Henry [ZIMMERMAN], Peru; Omer [ZIMMERMAN], Portland, Oregon; one sister, Mrs. Laura WHITMEYER, North Manchester; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. (DST) at the Eikenberry funeral home. Rev. Gary ALBRITTAN will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Deedsville. The body rests at the Eikenberry funeral home where friends may call.

Janice Ann Barker
Funeral services were held Monday morning for Janice Ann [BARKER], the infant daughter of Raymond and Alice BARKER. The child passed away at 11:15 p.m. Saturday at the Woodlawn Hospital.
Survivors are the parents Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Barker; a sister Shirley Ann [BARKER] at home; Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin BARKER, of Rochester.
Services were held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Charles J. A. SCHOLL officiated and burial was in the Citizens Cemetery.

Tuesday, June 5, 1951

Sgt. John J. Miller
The Army is returning from the Korean war the bodies of eight Hoosiers. The Lawrence Victory is expected to arrive at San Francisco today with 374 American war dead. Among the eight Indiana soldiers is Sgt. [John J.] "Johnny" MILLER, Route 2, Argos.
James Lowell Corey, Post 68, American Legion, has completed plans to conduct services with full military honors for the late Sgt. Miller on the arrival of his body at his home.

Harry W. Sternberg
Funeral services for Harry W. STERNBERG, 62, Argos, have been changed to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home. Rev. J. Robert COOVERT of the Argos Congregational Christian Church will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Argos Masonic Lodge 399 will conduct graveside services. Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where the body lies in state.
D. J. Ewert
D. J. EWERT, 83, father of Mrs. L. KRIEGHBAUM of this city, passed away 6:20 a.m. today at his home in Markle, Ind. He had been in failing health for the past three years.
Surviving are his widow; a son, Ross T. EWERT, of Warsaw; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth KRIEGHBAUM, of this city and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday 2 p.m. (DST) at the Ewert residence and burial will be in the Roanoke cemetery.

Corp. Robert L. Helt
Corporal Robert L. HELT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HELT, Route 3, Rochester, was one of four U. S. Air Corps men who were killed last night in the explosion of an Air Force "Flying Boxcar" which occrred near Jackson, Tenn.
The parents of the local youth received word from the U. S. Air Force early today. The body which was recovered by searching crew early today is now enroute to Foster Funeral Home, this city.
According to a report received by the International News Service at noon today there were three members of the C-119 which survived the tragedy with only minor injuries. These men were blown clear of the aircraft and had only to pull the ripcords of their parachutes.
The bodies of the four victims were found in the wreckage scattered over an isolated farm.
The pilot, who was one of the survivors, stated in his report to the press:
"There was some kind of an explosion. I found myself in mid-air and pulled my ripcord."
The survivors who are taken to a Madison county hospital in Jackson said the big plane was flying through rainy weather on a routine flight from the Smyrna, Tenn. base, when one wing dipped suddenly and an explosion followed.
Those who escaped were identified as Capt. Russell D. Brewington of Nashville, Tenn., pilot; Sgt. Joseph W. Biondo of Buffalo, N.Y., crew chief; and Staff Sgt. Elmer Horvath of Toledo, O., radio operator.
Cpl. Robert L., son of Ralph and Mildred HELT was born April 14, 1930 in Jennings county, Ind. He with his parents moved to Rochester township 18 years ago.
Robert was a member of the 1949 graduation class of the Rochester high school and was active in both school and 4-H club work.
He joined the U. S. Airforce some time ago and was stationed at Randolph Airforce Base in Texas. Robert was a member of the Burton Methodist church.
Surviving are his parents, of northwest of this city; three brothers, John, Donald and Charles [HELT], all at home; two sisters, Mrs. John WEILER, of Rochester; Mrs. Joseph RAKICK, of Waterbury, Conn. and his grandfather, John HELT of Scipio, Ind.
Robert visited his parents here only a few weeks ago when he was called home on the account of the death of a relative.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later edition of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, June 6, 1951

[no obits]

Thursday, June 7, 1951

Cpl. Robert Helt
Funeral services for Cpl. Robert HELT, who was killed last Monday evening in a U. S. plane crash near Jackson, Tenn., will be held Sunday 2 p.m. (DST) at the Grace Methodist church. Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Plans are under way to have full military rites by service men from the Baer Field Air Base, Fort Wayne. A telegram of this request has been sent to the commanding general of the U. S. air base at Belleville, Ill., who is in command of the bases in the midwest area.
The telegram received late Wednesday by members of the Helt famly stated the body of their son was being accompanied by T/S Robert Wooley, of the Stewart Field, near Jackson, Tenn.
The body is due to arrive over the Erie R.R. at 8:01 p.m. (DST) Friday evening and will be taken to the home of the parents Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HELT, who reside three miles northwest of Rochester, on what is known as the river road.
Friends may call at the Helt home up until 1 p.m. Sunday at which time the funeral cortege will leave or the Rochester Methodist church.

Adda Belle Moore
Mrs. Fred H. MOORE, life-long resident of this community passed away 2 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen Van DUYNE, route 2, Rochester. She had been residing with Mrs. Van Duyne since April 23. Mrs. Moore was injured in a fall on May 28 and was recovering satisfactorily when her stomach became affected with a virus infection. Her death followed a two-day illness from this infection. Mrs. Moore had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties.
Adda Belle MOORE, was born January 25, 1878 in Rochester, [Adda Belle CARITHERS], the daughter of Hiram and Melissa Josephine (COLLINS) CARITHERS. For many years she and her parents resided on their farm on the north edge of Lake Manitou which now embraces the City airport, the HUNNESHAGEN and the Levi P. MOORE farms.
On December 24, 1903, she was married to Fred H. MOORE, well-known Rochester real estate dealer, who passed away April 26, 1946. All of her life was lived in Rochester and community with the exception of a couple of years residency in Logansport. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and was a most active worker in that religious organization.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Helen Van DUYNE, route 2; a son Frederick Hugh MOORE, Jr., currently a patient in the Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis; two brothers, Albert CARITHERS, of Argos, Franklin E. CARITHERS of east of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Walt BROOKER, of this city and several other relatives. Her son Frederick Hugh, was released from the Veterans Hospital for a brief visit with his mother and was with her during her final illness.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. (DST) Saturday at the Rochester Baptist church with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call.

Lt. Morgan Bullman
Lt. Morgan BULLMAN, a former instructor at Culver Military Academy, has been killed in action in Korea according to word received at the school. Lt. Bullman was on the staff at the academy until last fall when he was reassigned to overseas duty. His wife and a young son live in Chicago.

Jeremiah Easterday
Death claimed Jeremiah EASTERDAY, 88, this afternoon at Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Easterda has lived in Akron since 1941 when he came from North Manchester.
He was the son of George W. and Nancy EASTERDAY, born in Noble county October 20, 1862. He married the former Laura YOUNG, who preceded him in death in 1916.
The aged man suffered a severe fall last Monday which fractured a hip and from which complications leading to his death resulted.
One son, Walter [EASTERDAY], Route 2, Warsaw, survives.
Funeal services will be held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home. Burial will be made in the Sparta cemetery, Noble county. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Friday, June 8, 1951

Florence I. Black
Mrs. Florence I. BLACK, 83, passed away at her home in Fulton Thursday evening. She had been in ill health for the past three months.
Born in Miami county November 10, 1867, she was the daughter of Phillip and Mary E. (SWARTZLANDER) HECKATHORN. Mrs. Black was a life-long resident of Fulton county except for a short time in Miami county and she had hosts of friends throughout the community. She was a member of the Fulton E. U. B. church.
Survivors are four sons, Frank, Albert, Gale, all of Fulton, Eugene [BLACK], Logansport; a daugher, Mrs Sylvia HARDY, Logansport; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Henry HECKATHORN, Macy; Henry [sic] [HECKATHORN], Peru. Mr. Black preceded her in death in May 23, 1935.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2:30 p.m. (DST) at the Fulton E. U. B. church. Rev. Stacey SHAW will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. M. E. REED. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will be taken to the residence Friday noon where friends may call.

Stanley Dewart
It was learned here today that Stanley DEWART of South Bend died suddenly Thursday morning following a heart attack. The Dewarts are well-known in Argos, owning a farm two and one-half miles southeast of town, where they have spent their summers and holidays. Allen DEWART, former chief of the Indiana Petroleum Board, is a son.
At the time of his death, Mr. Dewart was an employee of the Studebaker Corp. and had a short time remaining before retirement. Funeral arrangements are to be announced later.

Saturday, June 9, 1951

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Monday, June 11, 1951

Amos Hickle
Amos HICKLE, 68, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at his home in Kewanna. He had been ill two and one-half years.
A native of Ross county, Ohio, he was born Oct. 19, 1882, and came to Kewanna at the age of 2. He has resided here ever since. His parents were Charles and Alice (NEFF) HICKLE. He followed the trade of a butter maker, and worked 43 years in the Kewanna creamery until his retirement a few years ago.
He was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
He was married in July, 1941 to Florence NICHOLSON, of Kewanna, who survives.
Surviving are the wife; one sister, Mrs. Nettie WRIGHT, Star City; one brother, Simon [HICKLE], Bruce Lake; several nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. DST at the Baptist church. The Rev. W. R. SALE will officiate, and burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Gaylord Rust
Rochester friends late yesterday received word of the death of Gaylord RUST, of Indianapolis, which occurred 3 p.m. Sunday in the St. Vincent's Hospital. Mr. Rust had been in ill health for the past several years.
For over 40 years the Rust family have spent the summer here in their cottage the "Rustika" on the east shore of Lake Manitou. The Rusts had many friends throughout both the lake and city. They have been members of the Rochester Country Club for over a score of years.
Mr. Rust was associated with the Kothels-Wells-Baer wholesale grocery firm, of Indianapolis. He was a member of the Indianapolis Shrine Club and was a charter for the Shrine. For many years he was a member of the Broadway Methodist church choir of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held at the Flanner-Buchanan Funeral Home, Indianapolis 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Several friends from this city and the lake are planning to attend the rites.

Carl Girnus
Friends around Grass Creek and Kewanna received word Sunday of the death of Carl GIRNUS of Chicago, which occurred Saturday. Mr. Girnus resided on a farm near Grass Creek for many years before moving to Chicago.
Mr. Girnus is the father of Edith (GIRNUS) RENOLDS, of Grand Rapids, Mich. Burial will be in Streator, Ill., the former home of the Girnus'. Funeral services were held today.

Cpl. Robert Helt
One of the most impressive military funerals ever conducted in this city was held Sunday afternoon here for Corporal Robert HELT, route 3, who was killed in an U. S. Army plane crash near Jackson, Tenn., last Monday evening.
A contingent of military men from the U. S. Baer Field Air Base, Fort Wayne arrived Sunday morning and proceeded to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HELT where at 12:40 p.m. they formed an "open order" through which the casket bearing the body of Cpl. Helt was carried to the Foster Funeral Home hearse.
Seven auto loads lead by the County Sheriff Laurance NORRIS car and including the military men headed the funeral cortege to the Rochester Methodist church where the military "open order" was formed for both the entrance and the departure from the church.
It was estimated that over 500 people attended these final rites. The tribute to the Helt youth was delivered by the Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER, pastor of the Burton Methodist church. The altar of the church and the choir loft was literally banked with floral pieces from the family, friends and the U. S. services. Representative groups of the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion and the Lions Club attended in a body.
At the I.O.O.F. cemetery a chaplain from Baer Field conducted the final military rites while a group of aviators from the Fort Wayne field held the American flag tightly stretched over the casket. The firing squad then fired a 21-gun salute over the grave and the air field bugler sounded "taps."
The squadron "buddies" of Cpl. Helt, Sgt. John Neuhaus and Sgt. Newton Bridgeman, of the 3511 Maintenance Squadron, Randolph Air Force Base, of San Antonio, Texas attended the final rites as did Sgt. Robert L. Wooley, who accompanied the body home from Stewart Field Air Base, Tenn.
At the conclusion of the services at the cemetery the flag which had draped Cpl. Helt's casket was neatly folded by two of the U. S. Air Force military guards and presented to Mrs. Ralph HELT, mother of Robert.

Joseph Busart
Joseph BUSART, 91, one of the oldest residents of the Culver community and a member of a pioneer family, died Saturday at the family home on the south side of Lake Maxinkuckee. He had been ill a few days. Born at Peru, he came to Culver with his parents when still a small boy. For many years he was employed bythe late Judge Maurice WINFIELD of Logansport, who had a summer home at Lake Maxinkuckee.
Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Mary NEPPER of South Bend; Mrs. Anna MESSERSMITH and Miss Rose BUSART of Culver; three brothers, John, of Memphis, Tenn.; George and Nicholas [BUSART] of Culver.

Pvt. Glen Richard Day
Mr. and Mrs. Howard DAY of Silver Lake received a telegram Saturday from the War Department that their son Pvt. Glen Richard DAY was killed in action in Korea on May 24. Pvt Day was with the 15th Infantry Replacement Co. Day was born March 25, 1931, the son of Howard and Ruth DAY of Silver Lake, Ind.
Glen was a member of the 1950 graduation class at the Burket high school. He joined the U. S. Army last August and was sent overseas April 22nd this year. Surviving are his parents; four brothers; four sisters.
Pvt. Day was engaged to Anna SMITH daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George SMITH of this city.

Tuesday, June 12, 1951

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Wednesday, June 13, 1951

Blanche Batz
Mrs. Isaac BATZ, a life-long resident of Newcastle township, passed away 2:45 Wednesday morning in the Elmhurst Hospital, Angola, Ind., where she had been a patient since last Saturday. For the past few months she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Mildred CRAMER, of Angola.
Mrs. Batz resided in what is known as the Batz homestead place in Newcastle township for many years and had many friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county. Mr. and Mrs. Batz resided in Rochester for several years while the former served as county treasurer.
Blanche EVANS BATZ, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah EVANS was born in Fulton county on Feb. 22, 1876. In October of 1891, she was married to Isaac BATZ who preceded her in death last May 2nd. They would have observed their 60th wedding anniverdsary during this coming October. Mrs. Batz was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Surviving are a son Carl C. BATZ, of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred CRAMER, of Angola; a sister, Mrs. Carl CAMPBELL, of this city and four grandsons.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. (DST) Friday at the Talma Christian church with the Rev. Alvin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Thursday noon to the Batz homestead in Newcastle township. Friends may call there after the noon hour tomorrow.

Thursday, June 14, 1951

Mrs. Judia A. Tracy
Mrs. Judia L. TRACY passed away Wednesday at 2 p.m., at the home of her nephew, Dallas TRACY, four miles northeast of Akron. She had made her home there for the past two years. Mrs. Tracy had been in failing health for the past six or seven months.
She was born April 23, 1874, in Miami county. Her husband, Erwin TRACY preceded her in death in 1946. Mrs. Tracy was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
Survivors are a brother, William CANNADA, of Peru; a sister, Mrs. Alma RIKER, of Charlotte, Mich., and the nephew, of near Akron.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. (DST) Friday at the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron in charge. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. The body rests at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron where friends may call.

Andrew Mays
Andrew MAYS, a negro truck driver of Luxora, Ark., died in the cab of his truck sometime during the night.
Mays had delivered a load of Mexican farm workers to Macy last night and had left the son of the truck owner at the Arlington hotel about 12:30 this morning. The time was fixed by the boy's registration at the hotel. The driver then drove south on Main to 11th street where he parked his vehicle on the east side of Main.
Eldon SHEPHERD, on duty at the Stephen Texaco station, said that when he opened the station that the truck's engine was still running and that it had stopped about 9 o'clock, apparently from lack of fuel.
Officer Ben MURPHY, in making a routine check, discovered the body at 10:30 a.m. today.
In his investigation, Murphy questioned Shepherd who said that he had not given the truck much attention even though the engine had been running; thinking the driver had accidentally neglected to turn off the ignition. The windows and ventilators in the cab were all closed and the heater was still running when the body was found.
City police located the owner of the truck, Joe GENTRY, also of Luxora, Ark., through the registration and immediately notified Gentry's wife through police channels of the incident. Mrs. Gentry said that her husband would make arrangements to send someone to pick up the truck this afternoon and to have the body shipped back to Luxora.
Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, was called and ordered the body removed to Zimmerman Brothers' morgue for an inquest.
The cause of death had not been definitely established at two o'clock this afternoon. However, preliminary examination indicated carbon monoxide poisoning. The theory is that Mays parked his truck and, feeling chilly, had left the engine running in order to keep the cab warm and that he had been overcome in his sleep by carbon monoxide.
Dr. Stinson estimated that the negro had been dead about eight hours when his body was found. Mays was marriedbut had no children.

Friday, June 15, 1951

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Saturday, June 16, 1951

William Dean Cripe
William Dean [CRIPE], aged 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul CRIPE, R.R. 1, Wabash, died of polio at 11:10 p.m. Thursday in the North Indiana Children's hospital at South Bend.
He had been in an iron lung most of the time since he entered the hospital last October 21. He was born in Fulton county near Akron on July 23, 1942. Funeral services were held at Laketon.

Harold B. Davisson
Fulton County Auditor Harold B. DAVISSON, 56, passed away 6:30 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for the past several weeks. He had been in ill health since 1929 and his condition became critical last January at which time he went to the Mayos hospital, Rochester, Minn., for treatment. Mr. Davisson had a legion of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Harold Bell [DAVISSON], son of A. C. and Nettie BELL DAVISSON, was born December 23, 1894 in Lincoln, Ind. He came to Rochester with his parents when 4 years old and was a graduate of the Rochester high school. Mr. Davisson was a member of the Rochester Baptist church, the American Legion, the Masonic Lodge No. 79, and the Delta Tau Delta fraternity of Purdue.
A star basketball player and a graduate of Purdue university, he served in World War I, later was state oil inspector under Gov. Harry G. Leslie. He was in the road construction business with his father. Mr. Davisson served as vice president of the city softball league when it was first organized.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Garry DANIELS; two grandchildren; his father and a maternal aunt, Mrs. Guy ALSPACH, Fulton, Mo.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, assisted by the Masonic Order and the American Legion will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Members of the Masonic order will meet at the hall and from there attend the services in a body. Friends may call at the funeral home.

James M. Lamb
Final rites for James M. LAMB, 73, of the Fletcher's Lake community, will be held at 2:30 Sunday at the Ditmire funeral home. Burial will be made in the Fletcher's Lake cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home.
His death at 9 o'clock, Friday morning occurred after a lingering illness.
Born July 6, 1877, in the Fletcher's Lake community, he was the son of Samuel and Lucinda ROUCH LAMB. He had lived in that vicinity most of his life, except for a short time in Mishawaka. He was a member of the Mishawaka Church of Christ.
Survivors are a brother, John W. [LAMB], Mishawaka; a sister, Mary Jane MILLS of South Bend.

George F. Lyle
Funeral services for George F. LYLE, 83, were held at the McCord Funeral Home, Indianapolis, this afternoon. Mr. Lyle was the father of Coach Clyde LYLE, of Hammond, former coach of the RHS for a number of years. Survivors are the widow, the son and a daughter and three grandchildren. Mr. Lyle resided at 8103 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis. He was engaged in farming for a number of years.

Monday, June 18, 1951

Henry Eytcheson
Henry EYTCHESON, 60, died suddenly Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at his home, 1609 Audubon avenue. He was a laborer.
Born Aug. 29, 1890 in Rochester, he was the son of Kurry and Louisa EYTCHESON. His first marriage was to Lulu SHAMP. He was later married to Mildred CONGER.
Surviving are: one half-sister, Mrs. Grace KNIGHT, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Final services will be Wednesday, 2:30, at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. M. C. JOHNSON of the Assembly of God church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Charles H. Bolin
Charles H. BOLIN, 66, passed away at his residence in Argos at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. He died of coronary heart attack in his sleep.
Born in Argos December 24, 1884, the son of James and Ida BOLIN, he had resided in the Argos and Plymouth community all his life.
Mr. Bolin was married June 8, 1905 to Emma (RADER) BOLIN. At one time he was engaged in farming, but upon retiring Mr. Bolin owned and operated the B&K electric shop for a number of years. He was a member of the Argos Congregation church.
Survivors are the wife, Emma; two children, a daughter, Mrs. Margaret ECHMAN, Culver; a son, James H. BOLIN, Plymouth, ad four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home. Rev. J. Robert COOVERT will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body will remain at the Grossman funeral home where friends may call.

Byrd Reed
Mrs. Byrd REED, 61, a former resident of Fulton, passed away at 2:05 p.m., Sunday at her home in Wilmington, Calif. Cause of death was complications. She had been in ill health for the past several months. She was the daughter of William and Ida (MARTIN) BLACKBURN and was born in Fulton county.
Survivors are the husband, Elmer W. REED; two sons, Carl and Shirley [REED], both of Wilmington; four grandchildren and a brother, Joe BLACKBURN of Peru.
The body will arrive in Rochester, Thursday noon, and be taken to the Ditmire Funeral Home at Fulton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Lewis Swango
Lewis SWANGO, 64, passed away at his residence at 708 East 12th street at 12 p.m. Sunday. He had been in ill health for the past three years.
Born Sept. 9, 1886 in Kewanna, he was the son of Henry and Ellen (ABBOTT) SWANGO. He was married Nov. 19, 1934.
Survivors are the wife, Emma SWANGO; three step-children, Mrs. William SWANGO, Sr.; Mrs. Willie SWANGO, Jr.; William GOOD; one brother, William SWANGO; one half-brother, Edward SWANGO, all of Rochester and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. M. C. JOHNSON will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. The body rests at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, June 19, 1951

Harold B. Davisson
Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the final rites for County Auditor Harold B. DAVISSON, which were held here Sunday afternoon were: Mr. and Mrs. J. F. "Star" BROWN, Mr. and Mrs. Harry CURRY, Mrs. Maudelyn JOHNS, Mr. and Mrs. Merrill M. WALTMAN and daughter, Marilyn, Mrs. Fern E. NORRIS, Mrs. Bernice L. DECIUS, Mrs. Esther C. SAFFORD, Mrs. Josephine MAZER, Mr. and Mrs. John K. WOOD, Mrs. Carl DAVIS, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. KELCH, all of Indianapolis and Owen DAVISSON of Rensselaer.

Wednesday, June 20, 1951

Luretta Fish
Mrs. Luretta FISH, 75, passed away at her home two and one-half miles southwest of Plymouth at 2 p.m. Tuesday. She had been in ill health for the past seven months.
Born June 28, 1875 in Etna Green, she was the daughter of Lezi and Gereta YEAZEL. She lived in the Argos and Plymouth community for the past 40 years and had many friends throughout the county. She was married in 1891 to Ernest FISH, in Plymouth.
Survivors are the husband, Ernest; a daughtr, Mrs. Flossie COX, Plymouth; a grandson, Raymond COX, and two great-grandchildren, Eileen and Jean COX, Plymouth; two brothers, Jack and Milo YEAZEL, both of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Pete MELLANDER of South Bend will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body will remain at the Grossman funeral home until one hour before services where friends may call.

Byrd Reed
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Byrd REED who passed away Sunday at her home in Wilmington, Calif.
The body will arrive in Rochester by train Thursday and funeral services will be held at the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton. Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Thursday, June 21, 1951

Frances Agnes Nixon
Mrs. Frances Agnes NIXON, 64, passed away 11:30 a.m. today at her home 125 East 10th street. Her death was attributed to a heart ailment from which she had suffered for the past four months. She had been a resident of this community throughout her entire life and had many friends in Rochester and the county.
Mrs. Nixon was born Feb. 8, 1887 at Kewanna, Indiana. She was married to William L. NIXON on June 17, 1911 at Rochester. Her parents were James and Etta WILSON. Mrs. Nixon was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband, William L. [NIXON]; two sons, James NIXON, of this city; William Alfred NIXON, of Plymouth; and two daughters, Mrs. Mable DAULTON and Mrs. Mary Helen AULT, both of this city.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen GUBI in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Byrd Reed
Due to a change in arrangements the funeral services for Mrs. Byrd REED have been changed from Thursday afternoon to 3 p.m. Friday. They will be held at the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Friday, June 22, 1951

Frances Agnes Nixon
Funeral services for Mrs. William L. NIXON will be held 2 p.m. (DST) Saturday at the Foster Funeral Home, Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Relatives other than those mentioned in Thursday's News-Sentinel are a sister, Mrs. H. B. KUMLER, of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; a brother, Harry WILSON, of Indianapolis and seven grandchildre.

Saturday, June 23, 1951

George Henry Bright
George Henry BRIGHT, 80, passed away at his residence northwest of Akron at 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Cause of death, complications. Mr. Bright had been in ill health for the past three years and seriously ill for the past three weeks.
Born February 16, 1871 in Henry township, he was the son of George and Rachel (BERNS) BRIGHT. He was married to Elsie THOMPSON November 28, 1896. Mr. Bright was a farmer and was a resident of Henry township most of his life. He was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God.
Survivors are the wife, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Olive Bethel Church of God. Rev. Herbert JOHNSTON will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. Edd SMITH. The body will be moved from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron to the residence Sunday afternoon where friends may call.

Monday, June 25, 1951

James R. Mellinger
James R. MELLINGER, 30, of Macy, died instantly when his car left the road about 6 p.m. Saturday. The accident occurred near New Santa Fe, six miles south of Peru on State Road 21.
Mellinger, driving a car belonging to Edward DAVIS, hit a tree and a culvert abutment. State Trooper Eldon BODIE and Miami County Sheriff BEHLE, who investigated the accident said that the cause could not be determined.
Mellinger's family, who are visiting somewhere in Minnesota, were being hunted through police channels.
The body of the young man was removed to the Drake-Flowers mortuary at Peru.
He was born Jan. 21, 1921 at Peru, the son of James and Susie (TUCKER) MELLINGER. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving are: the parents, who were visiting in Minnesota at the time of the tragedy; one brother, George Daniel MELLINGER of Peru.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. at the Drake-Flowers funeral home. The Rev. M. SIMPSON will be in charge. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 o'clock Monday afternoon.

Esta Greer Kennedy
Esta GREER KENNEDY, 57, of route 5, Rochester passed away at 7:10 p.m. Sunday at the Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for the past two days. He died of a coronary condition.
Mr. Kennedy was born May 18, 1894 in North Manchester. He was united in marriage to Axie May LINES. They moved to Plymouth where Mr. Kennedy was engaged in farming for two years before moving to Rochester three years ago.
Survivors are the wife, two sons, John Albert [KENNEDY], South Bend; Eugene M. [KENNEDY], Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. George CONKLIN, South Bend; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Chris BRACKENHAMMER, Columbia City; Mrs. Frank HOWELL, Plymouth; a brother, Silas KENNEDY, South Whitley.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at DeMony Hollings Worth Funeral Home, at Columbia City. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 Monday evening.

Tuesday, June 26, 1951

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Wednesday, June 27, 1951

Walter W. Sweet
Walter W. SWEET, 71, former resident of Long Beach, Calif., passed away 1:50 a.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Nursing Home, where he had been a patient since August 8, 1950. He had suffered from complications since February, 1950.
Mrs. Sweet was born April 6, 1880 at Lansing, Mich., the son of William and Emma (GOODRICH) SWEET. He came to Rochester from Long Beach, Calif. and prior to 1939 he resided in South Bend for a number of years. He was married to Mayme MONTGOMERY on Feb. 12, 1905 at Bourbon, Ind. He was a salesman for the Max Adler clothing firm, So. Bend, and later was employed by the Studebaker Corp. of that city.
He was a member of the South Bend Methodist church and also the Long Beach, Calif., Methodist church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mayme SWEET, of this city.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 Friday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, June 28, 1951

Sgt. John J. Miller
Military rites were conducted Wed. afternoon at Plymouth for Sgt. John J. "Johnny" MILLER of Argos, who was killed in Korean battle action Sept. 3, 1950. A brother of Mrs. Jacob T. SCHER of Hibbard, Sgt. Miller is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John MILLER of R.R. 2, Argos.

Friday, June 29, 1951

Nora Hedges
Mr. and Mrs. Sam HEDGES late yesterday received word of the death of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Nora HEDGES, which occurred at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at her home, 535 East Lewis street, Fort Wayne. Her husband, Joseph HEDGES preceded her in death in 1926.
She was a member of the Church of the Brethren. A daughter, Mrs. Martha BELL, Los Angeles, survives.
Friends may call at the C. M. Sloan Funeral Home after 7 p.m., today. Services will be held there at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. E. H. LANE officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Mr. and Mrs. Hedges will attend the funeral rites.

Sgt. John J. Miller, Jr.
Sgt. John J. MILLER, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John MILLER, Route 2, Argos, was buried Wednesday with full military honors in Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. The rites were conducted by James L. Corey Post 68, American Legion.
Sgt. Miller was the first Korean War casualty from Marshall County. The Department of the Army announced yesterday that Sgt. Miller had been awarded the nation's second highest decoration, the Distinguished Service Cross.
Bruce VanDerWeele, newly elected post commander of the Argos Legion post, was in charge of the ceremonies, which included a 20-man squad as guard of honor for the Argos hero. Post Chaplain Vance FENSTERMAKER conducted the impressing committal service.
More than 150 persons attended the services at which Rev. J. Robert COOVERT of the Congregational Christian Church officiated.
Basing his eulogy on, "Greater love hath no man this, that a man lay down his life for his friends," Rev. Coovert paid high tribute to the brver and moral and spiritual courage of Sgt. John Miller.
He was born Dec. 17, 1926 and attended schools at Bourbon, Inwood and Plymouth.
Besides the DSC, he was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Japan Occupation ribbon.
Other survivors besides his parents are three sister, Mrs. Jacob SCHER, Hibbard; Mrs. Myrtle CRUM, Argos, and Mrs. Robert BLOCK, South Whitley; four brothers, Edison [MILLER], of the U. S. Army and Robert, Marshall and Orland, of Argos.

Saturday, June 30, 1951

Sgt. John J. Miller
An Argos sergeant who died protecting his comrades' withdrawal has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, it was announced today, by the U. S. Army Department.
The award was given posthumously to Sgt. John J. "Johnny" MILLER, route three, who was killed fighting off a Communist attack almost single-handed near Waegwan last Sept. 3.
Miller was serving with a machine gun section of Company "H" of the 77th Cavalry regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. The section was assigned to protect another company against an enemy attack on a hill.
When the company had to withdraw in the face of superior forces, Miller and two other soldiers volunteered to cover the retreat.
The citation received from Tokyo said:
"He remained in position delivering accurate, withering fire into the ranks of the advancing enemy until his gun emplacement was overrun, then began throwing hand grenades and engaging the enemy in hand-to-hand combat.
"When the company launched a counter attack later in the day and regained the hill, Sgt. Miller was found dead beside his machinegun and the surrounding area was littered with enemy dead.
"The extraordinary heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Sgt. Miller enabled his company to execute the successful withdrawal with minimum casualties."

Monday, July 2, 1951

Bertha Alice Rans
Mrs. Bertha Alice RANS, 61, was found dead Monday morning in her home in Kewanna by her son Edgar who lives with her. She had suffered from a heart ailment for many years.
Mrs. Rans was born Oct. 2, 1890 in Winamac, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Felix and Eliza Stewart (FRAIN) RANS. She had resided in Kewanna for many years. Mrs. Rans was a member of the Baptist church and the Rebekah lodge of Kewanna.
Survivors are three sons, Edgar RANS at home; Ralph BENNETT, Gary, Everett RANS, South Bend; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Donna SMITH, of near Kewanna; two brothers, Thomas and Klyde [RANS], both of Winamac; a sister, Merle STEEL, Winamac and five grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Harrison Funeral Home where the body will remain until early Wednesday when it will be taken to the residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kewanna Baptist church. Rev. W. R. SALE will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna Odd Fellows cemetery.

Rose B. Yelton
Mrs. Rose B. YELTON, 91, the oldest resident at Leiters Ford, died Saturday noon at the home of her niece, Mrs. Fred DAY in Leiters Ford. She had been bedfast for eleven weeks.
She was born in Leiters Ford Oct. 21, 1859, the daughter of George and Nancy (KRAMER) RARRICK, and lived all her life in and around Leiters Ford. She was married in 1872 to David Albert YELTON, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Methodist church and the Rebekah lodge at Leiters Ford.
Surviving are: one brother, Frank RARRICK, Rochester; three nephews, Ralph CARTER, Detroit; Rex and Zern RARRICK, Detroit; one nieces, Mrs. DAY of Leiters Ford.
Final rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. The Rev. W. D. ARCHBALD will officiate assisted by the Rebekah lodge. Burial will be in the [Moon] cemetery.
The body was taken from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the residence of Mrs. Day where friends may call.

Tuesday, July 3, 1951

Jesse Fox
Jesse FOX, 62, passed away at 2 a.m. Tuesday at Limon, Colo. Mr. Fox was a native of Argos and lived a mile and a half east on state road 10. He had left Argos two weeks ago on account of his health for an indefinite stay in Colorado.
Jesse Fox was born Dec. 5, 1888 in Marshall Co., the son of Conrad and Harriet (BRUCE) FOX. He was united in marriage to Artie CARTY, Nov., 1917. Mr. Fox was a farmer.
Survivors are the wife, two daughters, Isabelle and Marge [FOX], both at home; a daughter, Barbara [FOX] preceded him in death in 1939l
The body is at the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

James H. Harrison
Hiram G. MILLER, attorney, has received word of the death of his brother-in-law, James H. HARRISON of Chicago. He passed away in his ofice following a heart attack Monday afternoon. The funeral will be held in the Brynwood Church on the south side of Chicago, Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison visited in Rochester on several occasions.

Wednesday, July 4, 1951

[no paper - holiday]

Thursday, July 5, 1951

Dr. Milo O. King
Although aware of the critical illness of Dr. Milo O. KING, a legion of friends nevertheless were pained when the news of his death was current about the city early Wednesday morning.
Dr. King passed away at Woodlawn Hospital at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday following a three weeks illness from a coronary occlusion. He had been a resident of the county throughout his entire life and all of his adult years were spent in Rochester.
Dean of the Rochester medical profession, Dr. King served two terms as Mayor of the City of Rochester, from 1920 through 1928. He was a member of the Democratic party and an active worker in that organization.
This pioneer physician was a graduate of the Valparaiso University and the Rush Medical College, of Chicago. He served his four years internship in a state hospital at Kankakee, Ill. Dr. King opened his offices in this city in 1900 and for the past several years his office and his living quarters have been maintained in what is known as the Bernetha building 110 1/2 E. Eighth street. In 1950 he was presented a 50-year Service Medal by the Indiana Medical Association. He was eligible for this signal honor in 1946.
Milo O. King, son of John and Suzan (FLOOD) KING was born in Newcastle township, Fulton county on December 10, 1868. He was united in marriage with Blanche DISHER, of Plymouth, on May 15, 1922. Dr. King was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Rochester and served as a trustee and elder as well as teaching a Bible class for many years. He also held memberships in the Masonic Lodge and the Fulton County Medical Association.
Dr. King also served as the president of the Rochester Country Club for several terms and was one of the founders of the club. In his earlier years he was active in the local gun club and was one of the first citizens to discard the horse for the more modern means of travel--the automobile.
Throughout all of his life he was an ardent participant in the various fields of sport such as golfing and bowling, and he kept in constant touch with the activities of his younger friends throughout the city and county.
During his long service in the community he has brought hundreds and hundreds of babies into the world and it was pointed out by a member of the medical association that in this field of his profession he "never lost a mother."
Survivors are his wife, Blanche KING; two sisters, Mrs. Francis CLYMER and Mrs. Estella CROSS, both of Fort Wayne; two nephews, Captain Robert KING, of the U.S. Navy, Palo Alto, Calif. and Dr. Richard KING, head of the U. S. Agricultural program in the country of Siam.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. (DST) Fri. at the Presbyterian church, with the Rev. James K. McFARLANE of this city and Dr. Chesley T. HOWELL, of Cincinnati, officiating.
Burial will be in IOOF cemetery this city.
Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home until noon Friday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the hour of the services.

Mary Esther Keel
Mrs. Mary Esther KEEL, 80, passed away at noon today at her home 807 Monroe street, this city. She had been in ill health since Janary 15th of this year. She had been a resident of Rochester for practically all of her life and had many friends throughout the county.
She was born [Mary Esther BACON] January 27, 1871, near Lake Nyona. Her parents were Isaiah and Ann (PEARSON) BACON. On February 20, 1894 she was married to Charles S. KEEL who preceded her in death on July 20, 1936. Mrs. Keel was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Rebekahs for over 50 years.
Survivors are two sons, Luther KEEL, of this city, Carl B. KEEL, of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. George BAKER of Macy and Mrs. Effie COLLINS, of Rochester; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. A brother, William BACON, preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending. The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.

Ralph Stackwig
According to word received by relatives here today, Ralph STACKWIG, 18, grandson of Mrs. Belle (BAKER) MONTGOMERY, of Chicago, was killed in action in Korea on June 22nd. He had been in service in Korea for a year. Mrs. Montgomery is the widow of Wilson MONTGOMERY, who passed away the forepart of last month. The Montgomeries were former rsidents of this city.

Jesse Fox
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Argos for Jesse FOX, who passed away Tuesday at Limon, Colo. where he left for from Argos two weeks ago on account of his health. He had been ill with asthma for the past two years.
The rites will be held at the Umbaugh Funeral Home. Rev. Bunard GREEN of the Nazarene Church will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The body is at the Umbaugh funeral home where friends may call.

William Coats
Friends have received word of the death of William COATS, 71, Veedersburg, which occurred there from a heart attack which he suffered Sunday evening. He was the father of Mrs. Harry RAY who went to Veedersburg, Monday.
Coats had often visited his daughter. Surviving are the wife, five sons, and the daughter. Mr. RAY is the science teacher in the Rochester high school.

Friday, July 6, 1951

Mary E. Keel
Funeral service arrangements have been announced for the late Mrs. Mary E. KEEL, who died at her home, 807 Monroe street, Thursday.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Charles Merrill SMITH, of the Rochester Methodist church, at 2 p.m. Saturday and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery with committal ritual also conducted by Rev. Smith.
The body will remain, until shortly before the church services, at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, where friends may call.

Raymond E. Garver
Funeral services for Raymond E. GARVER, 37, were held at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos at 2 p.m. today. Burial was made in the Richland Center cemetery.
Mr. Garver passed away 11:45 p.m. Tuesday from a heart attack. He had been a resident of Marshall county throughout his entire life. He was born August 10, 1914 on a farm near Argos. His parents were Albert and Ersa GARVER. His father died in 1938.
Mr. Garver was a farmer and an employee of the Commercial Fertilizer company of Plymouth and belonged to the Richland Center Methodist church.
He is survived by his mother, Ersa; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn REICHARD of route 3, Plymouth; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Flora JOHNSON of Argos.

Saturday, July 7, 1951

Dr. Milo O. King
The seating capacity of the First Presbyterian church was taxed to the utmost Friday afternoon, when the final rites for Dr. Milo O. KING were held in that edifice. There were many beautiful floral tributes which were presented by friends and the various organizations with which Dr. King had long been associated.
The services were in charge of Rev. James MacFARLANE pastor of the church and Dr. Chesley T. HOWELL, former pastor, now of Cincinnati, assisted with a most impressive eulogy on the life of this pioneer physician. Mrs. Wilma (DITMIRE) EMMONS, soloist of the Presbyterian chori sang, "Going Home."
All of the members of the Fulton County Medical Society attended the rites in a group and the were also the honorary pallbearers. The pallbearers were: Everett GREATHOUSE, Vere CALVIN, Clyde NEFF, Charles MacVEAN, J. A. HERBSTER, and Lisle KRIEGHBAUM. Many out-of-town relatives and friends attended the services.
Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, July 9, 1951

Lawrence J. Hittle
Lawrence J. HITTLE, 60, former resident of Marshall county, passed away suddenly 7 p.m. Saturday at his home, route 2, Wheatfield, Ind. Death was attributed to a heart seizure. He had been residing near Wheatfield for the past 12 years where he was engaged in farming.
Born June 11, 1891, near Argos, he was the son of William and Alice HITTLE. He was united in marriage with Cora COX on August 18, 1921 at Plymouth, Ind. Mr. Hittle was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Jordon Baptist church, of Argos.
Survivors are his wife; four sons, Carl [HITTLE] of Rensselaer; Ivan [HITTLE[ of Peoria, Ill; Lawrence [HITTLE], Jr., and William Benny [HITTLE], both at home; five daughters, Mrs. Martha CAVDER, of Rensselaer; Mrs. Eva May WAGONER, of Gary; Miss Ardith HITTLE, of Valparaiso; Misses Mildred and Corabell [HITTLE], both at home; six grandchildren; a brother, Ralph [HITTLE], of route 3, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys PERSONETTE, of Argos; Mrs. Iva MURPHY, of Rochester.
A prayer service will be held at the Hittle home, near Medaryville at noon Tuesday. The body will then be taken to the Jordon Baptist church southwest of Argos by the Grossman funeral car, where regular services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Albert VERMILLION, of Jamestown, Ind., will officiate and burial will be in the Jordon cemetery.

Tuesday, July 10, 1951

Marion Harold Trout
Marion Harold TROUT, 42, farmer, residing in the Mt. Olive neighborhood, south of the city, passed away at 5 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health since January 9, 1951.
He was born June 27, 1909, near Mt. Olive and attended school at Mt. Olive and Fulton. His parents are Wilson and May (GREGORY) TROUT. He was married to Vivian WAGONER on Sept. 16, 1934. Mr. Trout was employed in Chicago, South Bend and Michigan City for several years with the Tucker Freight Lines. He took up farming in the Mt. Olive community in 1946.
Surviving are his parents; his wife and three children, Judith Ann, Sarah Ellen and Phillip Miles [TROUT] and a brother, Muriel TROUT, of Pontiac, Mich. Another brother, Russell [TROUT], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thuesday at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Rev. M. E. REED of the United Brethren Evangelical church of Fulton, will officiate and burial will be made in the Mt. Olive cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends ma call.

Stella Addalene Ketchum
Mrs. Stella Addalene [PARKISON] KETCHUM, 82, passed away early today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pascal PORTER, 1122 Monroe street, this city. Mrs. Ketchum had lived her entire life at Rensselaer with the exception of three years residency in this city at the Meader Apartments.
She was born December 18, 1868 at Rensselaer, Ind., the daughter of Addison and Barbara (KENTON) PARKISON. Her father was a prominent farmer, land owner and banker of Rensselaer. Mrs. Ketchum was a life long worker in the Methodist church, of Rensselaer and was also a member of the Van Rensselaer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Fred FRASER, 1010 Monroe street, this city, is also a daughter of Mrs. Ketchum.
The body has been taken to the Jackson Funeral Chapel at Rensselaer where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12. Burial will be made in the family lot in the Weston cemetery, Rensselaer.

Wednesday, July 11, 1951

Stella Addalene Ketchum
In an article reporting the death of Mrs. Stella Addalene PARKISON KETCHUM which appeared in Tuesday edition of The News-Sentinel it stated Mrs. Ketchum passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pascal PORTER. This was erroneous as Mrs. Porter was taking of Mrs. Ketchum during her illness and was not her daughter.
Funeral services are to be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Jackson Funeral Chapel at Rensselaer. Mrs. Fred FRASER, of this city, is a daughter of Mrs. Ketchum.
Mrs. George M. Brewer
Mrs. George M. BREWER, 79, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Nursing Home where she had been a patient since January 1950. She had been ill for the past seven years. Cause of death was complications.
Mrs. Brewer was born at Delphi, Indiana, Oct. 2, 1872, the daughter of Aaron and Sophia TITLOW. Her husband preceded her in death in 1948.
Survivors are one sisrter, Ida TITLOW, Delphi; several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Patrick Funeral Home in Delphi where funeral arrangements are pending.

Pearl Fenstermaker
Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 5th for Mrs. John [Pearl WOOD] FENSTERMAKER, 69, who passed away at her home a mile north of Mentone, Tuesday, July 3. She had been ill for the past year following an automobile accident in June, 1950.
Mrs. Fenstermaker was born March 4, 1882 in Fulton county, the daughter of William and Anna (BOWER) WOOD. She was united in marriage in 1901 in Rochester to John FENSTERMAKER. She was a member of the Mentone Methodist church and the Royal Neighbors Lodge. She had been a resident of the Mentone Commnity for 45 years.
Survivors are the husband, two sons, Elmer [FENSTERMAKER], of Mentone and Herschel [FENSTERMAKER] of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma HIBSCHMAN, near Mentone; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Rev. David GOSSER officiated and burial was in the Mentone cemetery.

Arch L. Biggs
Arch L. BIGGS, 68, was found dead Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. at his home near Lake Manitou on Route 1. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Ill for some time, his brothers had helped to care for him. Tuesday evening when they went to his home they found the doors locked and the lights still burning. Local officers were called and they found that Mr. Biggs had passed away during Monday night.
He was born April 24, 1882 in Miami county, the son of Frank and Armity BIGGS. Mr. Biggs was a carpenter and was a resident of Fulton county most of his life. He was a member of the Eagles lodge.
Survivors are four brothers, George and Dewey [BIGGS] of Rochester; Dee [BIGGS] of Macy; Earl [BIGGS], of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Albert WOLF, Rochester; Mrs. Delbert CALHOUN, Monterey and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. Charles SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. The body is at the Foster funeral home, where friends may call.

Thursday, July 12, 1951

Julia Burris
Mrs. Frank JUSTUS received word yesterday of the death of her sister, Mrs. Julia BURRIS, aged 79, which occurred at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home, 329 South Eddy street, South Bend. Mrs. burris had been in ill health for the past eight years.
Born in Tipton on January 27, 1871, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R. McCREARY. Her husband, Crawford BURRIS, preceded in death thirteen years ago.
Funeral services and interment will be in South Bend Friday.

Charles Otto Powell
Charles Otto POWELL, 79, passed away six p.m. Wednesday at his home in Macy.
Mr. Powell was born September 23, 1871 near Macy, the son of Isaiah and Susahanna (SEIDNER) POWELL. He had lived in the Macy community for 30 years.
Mr. Powell was a member of the Macy Methodist Church.
Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Alta DONE, Trand Rapids, Mich; Mrs. Mary BERNHARDT, Grawn, Mich. two sons, Russel and Carl [POWELL], both of Grawn, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Wood WRIGHT, Roann, seven grandchildren. Seven brothers and sisters preceded in death. Funeral services will be held at the Macy Methodist Church Saturday 2 p.m. (DST). Rev. D. A. TAGGART of Macy will officiate and burial will be in the Macy Cemetery.
The body is at the Grandstaff Funeral Home, Roann where the friends may call until one hour before services, at which time the body will lie in state at the church.

Jeanette Sowers
Mrs. Jeanette SOWERS, 58, of Bethesda, Md., passed away 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been in ill health for the past eight months. Mrs. Sowers was a former resident of Akron and had many friends throughout the eastern section of the county.
She was born [Jeanette CASE] May 16, 1893 at Roann, Ind. Her parents are Edward and Marguerite CASE, of Akron. In 1922 she was united in marriage with Jack SOWERS, at Akron. Mrs. Sowers was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Mu Gam club, of that city.
Survivors are her husband, of Bethesda, Md., and her parents of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at the Akron Methodist church, 2 p.m. (DST) Saturday with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Roann IOOF cemetery.
The body will rest at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, from 1 p.m. Friday until 1 p.m. Saturday at which time it will be taken to the church. Friends may call at the funeral home or the church.

Marium Kepler
Mrs. Marium KEPLER, 83, passed away at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Baer Nursing Home, Bourbon, where she had been a patient for some time. Mrs. Kepler had been in ill health for the past 15 years and bedfast for the last five years.
Born October 23, 1867 at Talma, she was the daughter of James and Prescilla (HIATT) MATTHEW. She was united in marriage Oct. 6, 1887 to Samuel KEPLER, who preceded her in death in 1945. Mr. Kepler was a member of the Talma Methodist Church.
Survivors are two sons, Harry (KEPLER), Warsaw; Rudolph [KEPLER], Mishawaka; two daughters, Miss Leak KEPLER, Plymouth; Mrs. Irene BUDD, Angola; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER of Bluffton will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body is at the Umbaugh funeral home where friends may call.

Friday, July 13, 1951

John W. Brown
Word has been received by William BROWN of this city of the death of his brother, John W. BROWN, 71, a native of Rochester. He died July 7 at Alhambra, Calif., where he resided for 15 years. Funeral services and burial were held in Alhambra Tuesday.
For a number of years he was associated with his brother in operating a bookstore at Pontiac, Mich. He retired and moved to California 15 years ago.
Surviving are: the wife, Alice [BROWN]; one sister, Mrs. Edna WALLET, Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, William of here; a half-sister, Mrs. Jane SELERS, Alhambra, Calif.; the following nieces at Rochester, Mrs. Ernest BONINE and Mrs. Charles HAVLICK.

Marium Kepler
Funeral services for Mrs. Marium KEPLER, who passed away in a Bourbon Nursing home Wednesday will be held 2:30 p.m. (DST) Saturday at the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Saturday, July 14, 1951

Russel Glassley
Jesse GLASSLEY early today received word of the death of his cousin, Russel GLASSLEY, which occurred Friday at his home in South Whitley.
Funeral services are to be held Monday afternoon. Mr. Glassley, who is pressman at the Barnhart-Van Trump Co. plant, will attend the rites.

William A. Burke
William A. BURKE, 57, grocer at Fletchers Lake and later owner of a boat landing and resort there, died Friday afternoon of a heart attack at his home. He had been in ill health for three years. Death was due to a coronary occlusion, Dr. Dean STINSON, coroner, said.
Born March 19, 1894, in Cass county he was the son of Charles and Sabra ESHELMAN BURKE. He was married Nov. 14, 1925 to Mae BARKER.
Surviving are: the wife, ]Mae BURKE]; one daughter, Mrs. Helen WOOD, Fletchers Lake; a granddaughter; two brothers, George and Lowel [BURKE], Peru; one sister, Mrs. Mary WITEZEL, Peru.
Final services will be Sunday at 2:30 at the Fletchers Lake church. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence where friends may call after noon Saturday.

Monday, July 16, 1951

Mary Janette Hurlburt
Mary Janette HURLBURT, 42, of near Kewanna passed away Sunday evening at the Saint Joseph Hospital, Logansport, where she had been a patient since Thursday. She had been in ill health for several months.
Born [Mary Janette LISEY] August 31, 1909, she was the daughter of John and Grace WILLIAM LISEY. She had lived in the Kewanna vicinity for a number of years. She was united in marriage to John HURLBURT in 1942 at Kokomo, Ind. Mrs. Hurlburt was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Survivors are the husband, the mother, Mrs. Lisey; both of Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Josephine EMILY, Milford, Mich. and a foster sister, Mrs. Helen Joan KUBIK, Detroit, Mich.
The body is at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna where funeral services will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The body is at the Harrison funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, July 17, 1951

Dale Frederick Strasser
Dale Frederick STRASSER, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred STRASSER, of route 1. Twelve Mile, died at 3:37 o'clock Monday afternoon at Memorial Hospital, Logansport, of auto accident injuries.
The youth was injured Sunday when the car which his brother, Roger, was driving, got out of control on a county road one mile north of Twelve Mile. The vehicle hit a high bank, throwing Dale from the car.
Unconscious, he suffered a head injury and was taken to the hospital from Denver.
Robert suffered only a cut on his hand according to State Trooper Robert KELLEY and Gordon EMMERT, who investigated.
According to Roger Strasser he lost control of the car after it hit fresh gravel. It did not overturn, but was totally wrecked. Dale was born in White county July 3, 1936, son of Frederick and Geraldine A. STRASSER.
Survivors are the parents; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry STRASSER, Logansport; two brothers and a sister: Roger, Jimmy and Dixie Carole [STRASSER]; several aunts and uncles. Final arrangements are pending.
Dr. M. B. STEWART, Cass county coroner, has indicated that there will be no public inquest.

Wednesday,July 18, 1951

William G. Caton
William G. CATON, 60, former Grass Creek community resident, died at Detroit, Michigan, Monday evening. He had been ill for some time. A brother, Mainard CATON of Logansport, survives. Final rites will be held in Detroit at 11 o'clock Friday.

Thursday, July 19, 1951

Catherine Grogg
Mrs. Catherine GROGG, 83, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Thursday at the Woodlawn Hospital. She died of complications following a hip fracture of a week ago.
Mrs. Grogg resided eight miles southeast of Akron in Miami county and was a life-long resident of that community, except for six years she lived in Akron.
Born [Catherine KEAFABER] May 27, 1868, she was the daughter of Peter and Christine KEAFABER. She was married to David GROGG, who preceded her in death in 1928. Survivors are one son, George [GROGG], at home; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Roann IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after the noon hour, Friday.

Elmer Leroy Church
Mrs. Faye HOLMAN has received word of the death of her cousin, Elmer Leroy CHURCH of Montclair, N.J., which occurred July 8 at Montclair hospital. Mr. Church, 72, was born in Rochester and moved to Montclair 45 years ago.
Mr. Church was president of Church & Co., manufacturers of specialty oils for 45 years. At the time of World War I, he also was senior partner of Church & Groat, manufacturers of cotton yarn in Augusta, Ga. His parents were Henry and Mary (STETSON) CHURCH of Rochester. While residing in this city, Mr. Church and his brother, Ed CHURCH, owned the first hand laundry in Rochester.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Rosella SWEENEY CHURCH, and two sons, John S. and William H. CHURCH. Private funeral services were held at Montclair.

Friday, July 20, 1951

Albert Johnson
Funeral services for Albert JOHNSON, 74, prominent farmer of the Twelve Mile community, will be Monday at two o'clock at the Bethlehem Methodist church, of which he was a member. The Reverend John OMEROD and the Reverand Howard CRESS will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Twelve Mile.
A resident of the Twelve Mile community since 1918, the prominent farmer died at 11:30 Thursday morning while visiting in the yard of the O. R. PICKERING home, Twelve Mile. Death was due to a heart attack.
Born Feb. 26, 1877, in Loda, Illinois, he was the son of John and Louise JOHNSON. On Oct. 23, 1903, he married the former Rosa GUSTASSON.
He was a member of the Cass county Farm Bureau and served on the advisory board for several years.

Saturday, July 21, 1951

Paul Clemons
Winamac, July 21--Paul CLEMONS, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Squire CLEMONS of Denham, died of a .22 rifle wound fired through his cheek at six o'clock Friday evening.
Details of the tragedy were not available through Sheriff James BRUCE, who was called to investigate.
It was understood that the boy and a playmate were shooting at tin cans at the Katsche farm, one-half mile from Denham.
Mrs. KATSCHE drove the boy at once to his home, but he was dead on arrival.

Monday, July 23, 1951

Fidella Ann Wilfert
Mrs. Fidella Ann WILFERT, 82, passed away Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clara STAUGH in Plymouth. She had been in ill health for the past six months.
Born September 15, 1886, in Marshall, she was a life long resident of that community. She was the widow of Wolfgang WILFERT.
Surviving Mrs. Wilfert are two daughters, Mrs. Nina FISHER, Rochester; Mrs. Clara STAUGH, Plymouth; four sons, Enos [WILFERT], Culver; Clyde [WILFERT], Edwardsburg, Mich.; Lloyd [WILFERT], Burlington, Wis.; Roy [WILFERT[, Ohio; two sisters, Effie [KREIGHBAUM], South Bend; Mrs. Celesta BAIR, Culver; two brothers, Fred KREIGHBAUM, Elburn, Ill; Francis [KREIGHBAUM], Argos; sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Plymouth Brethren Church. Rev. Merline CASSELL pastor of that church will officiate and burial will be in the Culver cemetery.
The body is at the Easterday Funeral Home,Culver, where friends may call up until noon Wednesday at which time it will be removed to the church.

Edgar Puls
Funeral services for Edgar PULS, who passed away Saturday evening at his home, 405 Lake Street, Franklin, Ohio will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Eaton Funeral Home, that city. His death was attributed to a heart attack.
Mr. Puls was a former Fulton county resident. He was married to Martha Ellen ANGLEMYER. He is survived by his wife and three children all of whom are married and residing in or near Franklin.
Mrs. Harold BEAUDOIN, a sister-in-law, left for Franklin today to attend the services.

Mildred J. Fultz
Miss Mildred J. FULTZ, life-long resident of Rochester and vicinity, passed away 9:20 a.m. this morning at her home 921 Jefferson street, this city. Her death was due to a heart seizure, however, she had been in ill health for the past two years and for the past two months her condition had been regarded as serious.
Miss Fultz was a teacher in the public schools here for a number of years and was forced to retire on account of failing health. She had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Mildred J., daughter of Edward S. and Nora L. (HOLMES) FULTZ was born in Rochester township on February 19, 1900. She was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and the Sigma Delta Phi sorority. Miss Fultz's father served as sheriff of Fulton county for two terms a number of years ago. No immediate relatives survive.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call after the noon hour Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 24, 1951

Carrie Bearss Peterson
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie BEARSS PETERSON, 77, will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bilby-McHatton funeral home, Warsaw, with the Rev. O. V. UNCAPHER officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery, northeast of Tippecanoe.
Mrs. Peterson who was the daughter of Charles and Mary (KLINEFELTER) BEARSS was born August 19, 1873 in Marshall county. She had been a resident of Warsaw since 1924 moving there from Marshall county. She was married to Andy PETERSON on Jan. 9, 1902 at Bourbon. Mrs. Peterson was a member of the E.U.B. church at Warsaw.
She is survived by her husband and a number of nieces and nephews several of whom reside in Fulton County.

Wednesday, July 25, 1951

Deborah Dee Hays
Infant Deborah Dee [HAYS], five-day-old daughter of Marvin Dean and Madeline Maxine (THOMPSON) HAYS passed away 3:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. She was born there Saturday evening, July 21st.
Surviving are her parents, 329 Jefferson St., this city; two brothers, Marvin Nicholas and Gary Dean [HAYS]; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas THOMPSON and Mr. and Mrs. Roland HAYS, all of this city.
Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the IOOF cemetery, with the Rev. William HUGHES officiating.

Mildred J. Fultz
Funeral services for Miss Mildred FULTZ were held this afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles SMITH of the Methodist church in charge.
Miss Fultz, former teacher in the local schools is survived by: four cousing, Mrs. John MASTERS, of this city; Mrs. Roy CLAY, of South Bend; Everett KESSLER and Mrs. Clair JONES and an aunt Mrs. Colfax HEIGHWAY, all of Rochester.

Moses Yarian
Moses YARIAN, 81, passed away at 7 p.m. Tuesday at his residence five miles southwest of Akron. He had been in ill health for several months.
Born September 21, 1869 in Miami county, he was the son of Jess and Malinda (FLOOR) YARIAN. Mr. Yarian was a life-long resident of the Pleasant Hill community where he engaged in farming. He was united in marriage to Louisa SMITH March 11, 1893. Mr. Yarian was a member of the Pleasant Hill church.
Survivors are the wife, Louisa [YARIAN]; four daughters, Mrs. Esther GEARHART, Silver Lake; Mrs. Ethel SWIHART, Akron; Misses Grace and Hazel [YARIAN], both at home. On son, Ort [YARIAN] preceded him in death four years ago. Ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Hill Church. Rev. D. F. TAGGART of Macy will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body is at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home and will be taken to the residence three p.m. Wednesday, where friends may call.

Thursday, January 26, 1951

Frances E. Kanouse
Francis E. "Dick" KANOUSE, 71, passed away at 7 a.m. today at his home 236 N. Maple street, Argos. Death was caused by coronary thrombosis which was suffered four hours previously. In his earlier years he engaged in farming and later became a carpenter.
He had been a resident of Marshall and Fulton counties throughout his entire life with the exception of 15 years in Michigan.
Mr. Kanouse was born in Donaldson, Ind., on March 19, 1880. His parents were Alvin and Jennie KANOUSE. His first marriage was to Hattie ROGERS who died in 1930. In 1932 he was wed to Mary STANER. Mr. Kanouse was a member of the Argos Congregationsl church, the Lions club and the Spanish-American Veterans Post of Plymouth.
Survivors are his wife; a son Donald [KANOUSE] of Rochester; two step-children, Dorothy BEALL and Robert STANER, both of South Bend; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ruth BOCK; two brothers, Cyrus and Orville KANOUSE, all of Mishawaka.
Final rites will be held at 3 p.m. (DST) Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. COOVERT, assisted by Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Bluffton, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Friday, July 27, 1951

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Saturday, July 28, 1951

Altha Woods
Mrs. Altha WOODS, 92, died Friday evening at her home in Kewanna. She had been seriously ill three weeks.
Born August 10, 1858, in Atlanta, Ohio, she was the daughter of Samuel and Martha TIRBILL HOSKINS. A resident of Kewanna since 1910, she was a member of the Methodist church.
Her husband, James [WOODS], died 40 years ago. Surviving children are: Mrs. Bertha JENNINGS, Mrs. Pha METZGER, of Kewanna; Mrs. Ethel MUNSON of Kewanna; Samuel [WOODS] of Kewanna; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two sisters, and a brother: Mrs. Charles GEPHART, Deleware, O.; Mrs. A. D. ADAMS of Kewanna; a brother, William HOSKINS, Atlanta, Ohio. Three sons preceded her in death. Wilma WOODS, Don METZGER and Mrs. Robert HARBETT, all of Rochestr, are grandchildren of the deceased.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home where it will remain until one o'clock Sunday afternoon. It will then be taken to the Kewanna Methodist church at one o'clock to lie in state one hour prior to final rites at 2 o'clock. Rev. Forrest W. HOWELL, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery.

Monday, July 30, 1951

Anna Catherine Meloy
Mrs. Anna Catherine MELOY, died 12:35 Sunday at her home in Pittsburgh, Pa. She had been in failing health for the past two years. Mrs. Meloy was a former resident of Argos and has many friends throughout the community.
She was born [Anna Catherine Van VACTOR] January 30, 1901 at Argos and graduated from the Akron H. S. In 1926 she was married to Walter O. MELOY at Argos. She was the daughter of David and Mae Van VACTOR.
Survivors are the husband; a daughter Mrs. Joan KOCH; a son W. D. MELOY, of Puttsburgh; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn McCLAY of Evanston, Ill., and a brother, David Van VACTOR, of Tennessee.
Funeral servides will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Allen RICE officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Lawn cemetery near Argos. The casket will not be opened, it was stated.

James Albert Ream
James Albert REAM, 85, died 1:45 a.m. today at the home of his niece at Huntington, Ind. He had been seriously ill for the past year. He was a retired storekeeper and all of his life had been lived in Denver.
He was born in Miami county on December 25, 1865, the son of William and Katherine REAM. He was married to Sadie DAWALT in 1901. Mr. Ream was a member of the Denver Baptist church.
Survivors are a stepson, John STALLER, of Denver; a sister Mrs. Elizabeth THARP, of Denver; three brothers, John [REAM] of North Manchester; William and Clarence [REAM], both of Denver.
Funeral services will be held 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the MaCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the West Lawn Cemetery, Denver.

Kathy Jo Courts and
Danny Harlan Pugh
Swift tragedy struck at two families near here Sunday when two children, Kathy Jo COURTS, aged 3, of Kokomo, and Danny Harlan PUGH, 9, of Denver, Ind., were drowned.
The Pugh lad, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cameron PUGH, drowned while on a swimming party with several other youngsters at Lake Nyona. The boy was accompanied by his aunt, Mrs. Kenneth SHIPMAN of Peru, and her children.
His absence was noticed first about 5:45 and after a short search, called his home thinking he may have gone there ahead of the rest of the party. When it was discovered that he was not at his home, aid was summoned and crews under the direction of Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, John HATCH and Joe TUCKER, ISP, assisted by deputies Deverl HOLLOWAY and Don NORRIS used grappling hooks to drag for the boy's body.
After an exhausting search lasting for more than two hours the lad's body was found at 8:03 p.m. by Trooper Hatch and Deputy Don Norris in about 10 feet of water 50 feet north of the pier at Schafer's Beach and about 40 feet offshore.
Dan is survived by his parents and six other brothers and sisters. The body was removed to McCain's funeral home at Denver.
Little Kathy Jo Courts, was enjoying a picnic with other members of her family celebrating her father's birthday at Lions Park near Dam Landing. Sometime after the group had finished their meal Kathy wandered off by herself and apparently crossed the walk over the mill race and toppled in. The child was swept back under the walk and held by a mesh screen underneath.
The little girl's body was recovered by Willard STARKEY 45 minutes later, about 5:15, and a rush call went out for the city fire department pulmotor. Sheriff Norris and Trooper Hatch immediately went to the scene with Fire Chief Bud JOHNSON. However, all attempts to resuscitate Kathy failed and she was pronounced dead by County Coroner Dean STINSON.
She was removed to Zimmerman's funeral home and will be sent to Kokomo today. Kathy was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John COURTS, Jr., of Kokomo.

Tuesday, July 31, 1951

[no obits]

Wednesday, August 1, 1951

Grover C. Horn
Rochester relatives late yesteerday received word of the death of Grover C. HORN, 63, of Hammond which occurred Tuesday morning at the Edward Hines Hospital, Chicago. Mr. Horn, a former resident of this city had been in ill health for the past 10 years.
Born March 2, 1888, in Fulton county, he was the son of Samuel M. and Mary Ann (TAYLOR) HORN. He was a veteran of World War I and was a carpenter until ill health forced his retirement.
Survivors aree his wife, Elizabeth [HORN]; a sister, Mrs. Lee BECK, of near Rochester; a niece, Mrs. Howard ANDERSON of this city and two nephews, Harley BECK of Mt. Zion and Donald THARP of Galesburg, Ill.
Final rites will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Burns Funeral Home, Hammond. Burial will be in a Hammond cemetery.

Thursday, August 2, 1951

George Polen, Sr.
George POLEN, Sr., 65, of Knox, former resident of Kewanna, passed away Wednesday evening at the Holy Family Hospital, LaPorte. He suffered a stroke about four weeks ago and failed to rally.
Born in Ohio on June 1, 1886, he came to Fulton county as a youth and rsided in Kewanna for a number of years before going to Winamac and Knox.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Irene WILLIAMS, route 2, Rochester; three sons, Harry [POLEN], of South Bend; James [POLEN], of Knox; George L. [POLEN], Jr. of Gary; two sisters, Mrs. Nannie VANBRIGGLE, of Bedford, Ind.; Mrs. Lucille BRUNK, of Long Beach, Calif and three brothers, Vause [POLEN], of Kewanna; Michael [POLEN], of Indianapolis and William [POLEN], of Leiters Ford.
The body which is now in the Price Funeral Home, Knox will be moved to the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, Saturday where friends may call. Funeral services will be held there Sunday 2 p.m. and burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery.

Boyd Devon Hammel
Ellis REED of this city has received word of the death of his infant great-grandson, Boyd Devon HAMMEL, which occurred Tuesday at the county hospital in Huntington. The child was born last Friday evening.
The infant is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor (Reed) HAMMEL, of Huntington, and a brother and sister. Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. REED of Huntington are the paternal grandparents.
Final rites were held Wednesday afternoon at the Bailey Chapel, Huntington.
Friday, August 3, 1951

Loren H. Baker
Loren H. BAKER, 78, a farmer residing in Harrison Township, Pulaski County, died at his home Wednesday morning after an illness of several years.
Born June 7, 1873, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, he has been a resident of the Harrison Township community for the past 35 years.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas E. BAKER, Rochester, and William F. BAKER, at home, three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ella McDOWELL, of Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Kennedy Funeral Home in Winamac. The Rev. John Paul JONES will officiate and burial will be in the Reed Cemetery near Winamac.
The body lies in state at the Kennedy Funeral Home where friends and relatives may call.

Mary Alice Washburn
Mrs. Kenneth CASTLEMAN, of route 3, Rochester received word this morning of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Alice WASHBURN which occurred early today. Mrs. Washburn who resides at Culver, suffered a fatal heart attack while visiting at the home of her daughter Mrs. Pearl CORDILL, of Indianapolis.
Mrs. Washburn, who was 82 years old had lived practically all of her life in Marshall county. Her parents were Jason and Angeline T. RHODES. Her husband William Isaac [WASHBURN] preceded her in death a number of years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Culver and had many friends throughout Marshall and Fulton counties.
Survivors are two sons, B. F. WASHBURN, of Plymouth; Ed WASHBURN, of Culver; five daughters, Mrs. Mamie DONALDSON, of St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Pearl CORDILL and Mrs. Clara TAYLOR, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Bertha JOHNSON and Mrs. Elsie PARKHOUSE, both of LaPorte; sixteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The body rests at the Easterday Funeral Home, Culver. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Elizabeth Dickerhoff
Mrs. Elizabeth DICKERHOFF, 83, of Elkhart, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Friday at the Tom HERD residence, Kewanna where she had made her home for the past year. She had been in failing health for the past year.
Mrs. Dickerhoff was a member of the Elkhart Methodist Church and of the O.E.S. of that city. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Sunday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna. Burial will be in the Leesburg cemetery.

Saturday, August 4, 1951

[no obits]

Monday, August 6, 1951

Celesta Ellen McCoige
A two-car crash which occurred on U. S. Highway 31 a mile and a half north of this city at 3:30 p.m. Saturday caused the death 12:30 a.m. Sunday of Mrs. Ben McCOIGE, of route 1, Culver. Her husband, who also was injured, is in a critical condition at Woodlawn Hospital.
Herbert BECK, 18, 1323 Franklin Avenue, who was driving a '49 Mercury sedan, was the third person to be hurt in the head-on crash. Beck received several severe cuts and bruises, however, a report received from Woodlawn at noon today stated he was believed to be out of danger.
Sheriff Laurence NORRIS who investigated the accident stated the McCoiges, who had been in Rochester on a shopping trip had stopped at the Tice Fruit stand on the west side of U. S. 31 to make some purchases. The McCoige car a '37 Ford coarch pulled back into the highway heading north when the oncoming southbound Beck auto met it headon with terrific impact.
An ambulande from Huntington, Ind., which was passing along the highway a moment or two later brought Mrs. McCoige to Woodlawn and the other to injured were taken to the hospital in a local ambulance which was called to the scene.
This was the third serious auto accident in Fulton county within the past couple of days. The others were near Akron on the Fort Wayne road and on U. S. 31 a half mile north of the river bridge.
Mrs. Celesta Ellen McCOIGE, 66, passed away 12:30 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital as the result of multiple skull fractures received in an auto accident Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. McCoige was born [Celesta Ellen CLOUSE] June 27, 1885 in Pulaski county. Practically all of her life was spent in Pulaski and Marshall counties. She was the daughter of George and Mary CLOUSE. In 1906 she was united in marriage with Ben McCOIGE at Cleveland, Tenn.
Survivors are the husband, of route 1, Culver; three sons, John [McCOIGE[ of near Plymouth; Chester [McCOIGE] route 1, Culver; Lewis [McCOIGE], of near Elkhart; a sister, Miss Pearl CLOUSE of Culver and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the home of her son, Chester McCoige near the Maxinkuckee church, 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. George LOMAN, of the Maxinkuckee church will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
The body was removed from the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos to the Chester McCoige residence late this afternoon, where friends may call.

Rosa Mae Strong
Mrs. Rosa Mae STRONG, 75, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at her home in Tiosa following an illness of two years. She had been seriously ill ten days.
She was born in Fulton county Oct. 9, 1875, and resided in this county for the past 32 years. Her parents were Lewis and Susan (McMAHAN) WAGONER.
She was married in 1897 to Clinton B. STRONG, who died July 18, 1949. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Surviving are: the following children, Mrs. Alex KNOX, Elkhart, Winifred and Byron [STRONG], Tiosa; Donald [STRONG], Plymouth; one brother, Oliver WAGONER, Tiosa; one grandson.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Milton DOWDEN of the Mentone Baptist church will officiate, and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, August 7, 1951

Sam Horn
Sam HORN, 81 year-old veteran farmer of the Nyona lake community, died at 1:20 Monday afternoon at his residence at Lisle, Ill., a Chicago suburb. Mr. Horn, in failing health for years, was taken there last April.
The deceased was born March 17, 1870, near Logansport, but spent most of his life in Fulton county. For a time he worked for a paper factory near Chicago, but returned to the Nyona Lake farm and continued there. He married Pearl J. MILLER, November 7, 1918. She and one daughter, Mrs. Vivian JEDICKS, Chicago, survive. There are two granddaughters also surviving and a number of nieces and nephews near Logansport.
Mr. Horn was the son of Levi and Isabel (SMITH) HORN.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the EUB church at Fulton.
The body will remain at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call after noon Wednesday.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. (DST) from the funeral home conducted by Rev. M. E. REED of the Fulton EUG church with burial in the IOOF cemetery this city.

Genevieve C. Green
Mrs. Genevieve C. GREEN, 59, passed away 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Fulton (Ind.) Hotel which she operated. Her death was attributed to a heart attack which she suffered six hours prior to her death. Mrs. Green had been a resident of Fulton for five years, from Valparaiso.
She was born [Genevieve C. WIMBER] April 9, 1892 at Jefferson City, Mo., the daughter of Lon and Fannie WICKIZER WIMBER. On July 22, 1912 she was married to William E. GREEN. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church, of Rochester.
Surviving are her husband, of Fulton; a daughter, Mrs. Betty WOODWORTH, of St. Paul, Minn., two sons, William C. GREEN, of Valparaiso; Robert L. GREEN, of Logansport; nine grandchildren and a half-sister, Daisy WIMBER, of California.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, August 8, 1951

Clara E. Charters
Mrs. Clara E. CHARTERS, 70, of Kewanna, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the Stansbury nursing home, this city.
Widow of the late John CHARTERS, who died 10 years ago, she was born [Clara E. RUSH] in Fulton county Octoer 19, 1880 to John and Susan KERSCHNER RUSH. She was a member of the Prairie Grove Evangelical United Brethren church.
Mrs. Charters is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Alice RUSH, Kewanna; and Mrs. Ruth BEGHTEL, Thornhope; two sons, Samuel [CHARTERS], Rochester and Earl [CHARTERS], Sacramento, California; a sister, Mrs. Mary LAMBERT of South Bend; and two brothers, Charles RUSH, Port Angeles, Washington, and Fred RUSH, Lafayette; and fifteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
The body is in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Friends may call Wednesday afternoon and services will be at the Prairie Grove church 2 p.m. Friday with Reverend LePAGE officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
Eliza Rebecca Anglin
Mrs. Eliza Rebecca ANGLIN, 79, passed away at her home in Argos, at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. She had been seriously ill for the past five das.
Born [Eliza Rebecca TOWN] October 15, 1871 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Samuel and Cynthia TOWN. Mrs. Anglin had lived in Fulton and Marshall county all of her life.
She was united in marriage to Dwight A. McCOLLOUGH in 1899, who preceded her in death in 1915. In 1917 she was married to Frank ANGLIN, who passed away in 1949. Mrs. Anglin was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Gussie POWERS, Argos; two sons, Don A. McCOLLOUGH, Omaha, Neb.; Carl E. [McCULLOUGH] of Minden, Neb.; three step-daughters, Mrs. Lois BOTTORSF, Plymouth; Mrs Nina BROOK, Bourbon; Mrs. Hazel CROWELL, Edwardsburg, Mich.; one step-son, Forest ANGLIN, Battle Creek, Mich.; a brother, Charles TOWN, Argos; one sister, Mrs. Mary WALTERS, South Bend; fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. J. Robert COOVERT will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The body is at the Grossman funeral home where friends may call until one hour before services.

Genevieve C. Green
Funeral services for Mrs. Genevieve GREEN will be held 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, this city, with the Rev. Father SCHOLL officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's cemetery, Chicago.

Virginia Smith
Mrs. Virginia SMITH passed away at 5:45 Tuesday at her residence five miles northeast of Akron. Cause of death was complications. Mrs. Smith had been in ill health for the past six years and seriously ill for the past 8 months.
Born in [Virginia MAYNARD] Chicago, the daughter of Everett and Ada MAYNARD she had spent most of her life in Indianapolis and San Marcos, Texas before moving to Akron three years ago. She was united in marriage to Frank SMITH, March 10, 1944.
Survivors are the husband, Frank SMITH; one sister, Mrs. John G. CURTISS of Dickinson, Texas.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron. Rev. Russell DENNISON of Owosso, Mich., will officiate and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery north of Akron. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, August 9, 1951

Ethel Leone Adamson
Mrs. Roy [Ethel Leone) ADAMSON, 67, passed away at 4:55 a.m. today at her home 621 Jefferson street this city. Her death was the result of complications from injuries she suffered in an auto accident seven weeks ago. She had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life and of this city for the past seven years.
Ethel Leone [MEREDITH], daughter of James and Mahala (MONTGOMERY) MEREDITH was born June 6, 1884 in Newcastle township. She was married to Roy ADAMSON on August 27, 1911. Mrs. Adamson was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. George DEAMER, of this city; Mrs. Glen LOW, of Mentone and four grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Joseph E. JONES will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Johns Funeral Home, Mentone. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Adamson residence from Friday morning until noon Saturday.

Friday, August 10, 1951

[no obits]

Saturday, August 11, 1951

Fern Hoss
Mrs. Glen W. [Fern] HOSS, of Kokomo died at her residence at 1714 South Washington Street, at 5 o'clock Friday, August 10th.
Fern [WRIGHT], daughter of William and Amanda (SWINEHART) WRIGHT was born at Tiosa on February 10th, 1891, and was a former teacher in the Rochester Township Schools. She was married to Glen W. HOSS of Kokomo on July 20, 1915, and resided in Kokomo during their married life.
She leaves surviving, besides the husband, two sons and one daughter, Robert HOSS, Helen R. BRIDWELL, both of Indianapolis and John [HOSS], at home; also the following sisters, Faye, Lefa and Rena WRIGHT of Rochester, Mazie SEE of Oakland, Calif. and Ruth W. COPPEDGE of San Francisco, Cal., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral is set tentatively for Monday, at Kokomo.

Henry W. Landis
Henry W. LANDIS, 89, route 5, Rochester, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Nursing Home. He had been in failing health for seven years and since last November has been bedfast. He had resided in the vicinity of Rochester for the past 30 years.
Born December 23, 1861, in Somerset county, Pa., he was the son of Henry and Elizabeth (HECK) LANDIS. On June 2, 1886, he was married to Eliza SAYLOR who died in 1912. Mr. Landis was a retired carpenter. He was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Survivors are; four daughters, Mrs. R. E. COOK, route 5, Rochester; Mrs. V. S. HURLEY, of Farmer City, Ill.; Mrs. Henry GRAF, of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. G. O. MITCHELL, also of Akron, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Gilbert MAUF, of Twelve Mile, will officiate and burial willbe in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester.
Monday, August 13, 1951

Omar G. Wagoner
Omar Glen WAGONER, 61, former resident of this city, of 801 West Adam street, Plymouth, passed away 9:20 a.m. Sunday in the Parkview Hospital, in that city. He had been suffering with a heart ailment since last fall.
He was born in Rochester on Aug. 15, 1889, the son of William and Elizabeth (CALLISON) WAGONER. He was married to Bessie EMMONS on May 19, 1917 at Rochester. Mr. Wagoner was an employee of the NIPSCO and had been a resident of Plymouth for the past 24 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Masonic Lodge, of Plymouth.
Survivors are: his wife; three children, Mrs. Marshall CARPER, of Plymouth; William B. WAGONER, of Anderson, Ind., and Jack N. WAGONER, of Washington, D.c.; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Max P. BAILEY, of this city; Mrs. Guy FIELDS and Mrs. Herbert COHEN, both of South Bend.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Danielson and Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Flora Vandewater
Mrs. Flora VANDEWATER passed away at 2:55 a.m. Monday at her home south of the city. She was [Flora BUSE] the daughter of John and Maria DUNNELY BUSE. Mrs. Vandewater was born June 12, 1865, in Indiana. The husband, Charles VANDEWATER, died in 1938.
Surviving is a brother, Lonzo BUSE, of Huntington, Ind.
Fneral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. William HUGHES will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Mollie Davis
Mrs. Mollie DAVIS, 81, passed away Saturday, 12:30 p.m. at the home of her son James, 2418 South Michigan Street, South Bend. Mrs. Davis had been in ill health for the past eight months and bedfast for four months.
Born [Mollie WRIGHT] in Fulton County June 3, 1870, she was the daughter of James and Elmyra WRIGHT and had lived in the Tiosa community for the past 20 years. She was married to George DAVIS in 1895 who preceded her in death March 6, 1946. Mrs. Davis attended the Sand Hill Church.
Survivors are one son, James [DAVIS], South Bend; two grandchildren, Cpl. James G. DAVIS of USAF Forbes A.F.B. Topeka, Kansas and Mavis DAVIS of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. George LOMAS of Sand Hill Church will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter Cemetery. The body is at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, August 14, 1951

Flora Vandewater
Funeral services for Mrs. Flora VANDEWATER will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
Lottie Morgan
Mrs. Lottie MORGAN passed away shortly before noon today at the home of her son Donald MORGAN, near Tiosa.
Funeral arrangements and a complete obituary will be published in Wednesday edition of The News-Sentinel. The body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home this city.

Wednesday, August 15, 1951

Lottie Morgan
Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie MORGAN, 76, who died 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at Tiosa, will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Tiosa Brethren church. Rev. Edith BRUNER will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body is at the home of her son, Donald MORGAN, of Tiosa, where friends may call up until 1 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Morgan was born [Lottie HOLLOWAY] May 20, 1875 at Sevastapool, Kosciusko county, the daughter of James and Elizabeth HOLLOWAY. She had been a resident of Tiosa for the past 15 years. Her husband is Hiram MORGAN.
Survivors are three sons, Donald [MORGAN], of Tiosa; Charles [MORGAN], of Rochester, Otis H. [MORGAN], of Valparaiso and a daughter, Mrs. J. Edward O'DELL, of Mishawaka.

Anna Ogle
Mr. and Mrs. Harry OGLE of this city were notified of the death of his mother, Mrs. Anna OGLE, which occurred Tuesday evening at her home in Detroit.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at Tipton, Ind.

Dr. O. P. Miles
Funeral services for Dr. O. P. MILES, former minister of the Rochester Baptist church were held at Warsaw Funeral Home this afternoon. Dr. Miles who was pastor here from 1906 to 1912 had been a resident of Winona Lake, since leaving Rochester.
He was born in Texas and for several years held pastorates in Missouri, from which state he came to Rochester.
Survivors are his wife, of Winona Lake; a son Spurgeon [MILES] and a daughter Louise [MILES].
Dr. Miles is the author of several books on treatise of the Bible and during the past thirty or more years he lectured on religious matters throughout Indiana and other midwest states.
A number of Rochester friends of Dr. Miles family attended the final rites in Warsaw today.

Donald Moore
Donald MOORE, 18, of Denver, Ind., was killed instantly Tuesday evening about 7 o'clock at the Nickel Plate R.R. crossing four miles north of Peru.
Miami County Sheriff J. M. BEHLE, who investigated the accident, said that young Moore drove his motorcucle into the side of a fast moving freight diesel unit.
Behle stated the young man either did not see the train, or he was attempting to race it to the crossing, but skid marks on the road measured 126 feet and indicated that at almost the last instant Moore had realized his danger and tried to avert the collision by swerving sharply to the right. His last minute attempt failed and he was caught by the rear truck on the big diesel and was literally cut to pieces.
By a strange quirk of fate, the motorcycle was tossed clear and was almost undamaged except for a broken headlight.
Flagman William STARK, on duty at the crossing, saw the accident and flagged the fast-moving freight to a stop but not before death had claimed a victim.

Thursday, August 16, 1951

William S. JAMES, 77, died at 8:30 Wednesday in his home four miles northwest of Fulton.
Mr. James was born in Clinton county January 27, 1874, the son of Alexander and Hannah OSLER JAMES. He lived in this vicinity more than 40 years.
On August 13, 1896 he was married to Lora HENDRICKSON.
Mr. James is survived by his wife, six sons, Orla and Orville [JAMES], of Crawfordsville; Chester [JAMES], Rochester; Donald [JAMES], North Liberty; and Ernest and Merrill [JAMES] of Logansport; four daughters, Ina KNIGHT, Rochester; Blanche WRIGHT, Forrest; Gladys MEYERS, Kokomo; and Zella FOUTS, Rogers, Arkansas. One brother, Sam [JAMES] Forrest and one sister, Mrs. Mollie DAVIS, Kokomo; thirty-nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fulton Baptist church with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR assisted by Rev. D. McGUIRE, officiating. Burial will be in Union cemetery, Clinton county, Ind.

Thomas E. Fuller
Warsaw, Aug. 16. -- Eleven-year-old Thomas E. FULLER, R.R. 2, Claypool, fell to his death from the top of a load of chicken crates at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday on the County Farm Road four miles south of here.
Fuller and two companions were perched high on the load of crates on a flatbed truck driver by Roy LEITER, R.R. 2, Claypool. When the southbound truck rounded a curve, the crate on which Fuller was resting collapsed and he dropped to the highway under the wheels of a northbound automobile. He died of a crushed chest and internal injuries a few minutes after the accident.
The driver of the northbound automobile was Roy KINSEY, 35, also of R. R. 2, Claypool. The accident was investigated by State Police and the Kosciusko county sheriff's department.
The body of the accident victim was brought to the Bibler Funeral Home here and then removed to the Tucker Funeral Home at Claypool where friends may call after noon today.
A seventh grade student in the Claypool school, the boy is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert FULLER and four sisters.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Center Evangelical United Brethren Church, one mile north of Silver Lake, with the Rev. Kenneth KRAFT officiating.

Friday, August 17, 1951

Lulu V. McGriff
Mrs. Lulu V. McGRIFF, 82, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Parkview Hospital in Plymouth. She had been in ill health for the past two years. The McGriff farm home was located three miles East of Argos where she lived for many years.
Born [Lulu V. McCANCE] Sept. 27, 1868 at Homer, Ill., she was the daughter of Thomas and Rachel McCANCE. She came to Marshall county when she was a small girl. On April 29, 1892 she was married to David J. McGRIFF who preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1942. Mrs. McGriff was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Damie ANDERS, of Sadorus, Ill.; two sons, Earl and Carl [McGRIFF] preceded her in death. Surviving also are seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. J. Robert COOVERT, Argos Christian church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body is at the Grossman funeral home where friends may call.

Dennis Warfield
Dennis WARFIELD, 76, of Pulaski county, died at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon at a Rochester nursing home. He had been in ill health for some time.
A retired Harrison township farmer, he was the son of Louis Z. and Matilda WARFIELD.
Survivors are two brothers and a sister: Harry [WARFIELD], New Jersey; Ned [WARFIELD], Kewanna; Mrs. Mildred BAKER, Culver.
The body is at the Fry and Lange funeral home, Winamac. Rites are pending.

Saturday, August 18, 1951

Jacob H. Klein
Jacob H. KLEIN, 82, passed away 9:45 a.m. Saturday at his home in Gilead. He had been in ill health for the past two years. Mr. Klein had been a resident of that community for over 32 years where he was engaged in farming until his retirement a few years ago.
He was born March 6, 1869 in St. Joseph county, Ind. and in 1894 he was married to Anna HUNSBERGER. His parents were Mathias and Mary KLEIN. Mr. Klein was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors are his wife, two sons, Ellis J. [KLEIN], of Beaver Dam; George H. [KLEIN], of Gilead; a foster daughter, Mrs. Clara FINK, of Wakarusa; two brothers, Ed KLEIN, of Mishawaka; Valentine KLEIN, of Wakarusa; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth HOREIN, of Wakarusa and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Akron Church of God. The Reverends Arlo NEWALL and D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. The body will be taken to George Klein's home, east of Gilead Sunday afternoon from the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. Friends may call at the Klein home.

Luellen McKitrick
Walter BUNN, of 228 North Jefferson has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Luellen McKITRICK which occurred Friday evening at her home in Kiowa, Kansas. Mrs. McKitrick was a former resident of this city.

Monday, August 20, 1951

Benjamin Franklin Calentine
Benjamin Franklin CALENTINE, 67, passed away 10:45 a.m. Monday at his home 500 "B" Ave., this city. He had been in ill health for the past two years. Practically all of his life was spent in Fulton county where he was a carpenter and roofer.
Born Sept. 20, 1883, in Fulton county, he was the son of Samuel and Mary (EWING) CALENTINE. For the past few months Mr. Calentine had been employed at The Colonial Hotel.
Survivors are two sisters: Mrs. Jack SHINDLER, of this city; Mrs. Jack COOKSON, of South Bend; a brother, John [CALENTINE], of South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, August 21, 1951

[no obits]

Wednesday, August 22, 1951

[no paper available]

Thursday, August 23, 1951

Franklin Durkes
Franklin "Frank" DURKES, 81, passed away at midnight Wednesday at his home 510 Madison street this city. He had been ill but four days from a heart ailment. Mr. Durkes had been a resident of Rochester and community throughout his entire life.
He was born December 26, in Fulton county, the son of Henry and Sarah (GUGLE) DURKES. On March 22, 1905, he was married to Minnie GARVERSON, who preceded him in death on June 14, 1943. Mr. Durkes was engaged in farming until his retirement a few years ago. He was a member of the St. Paul's EUB church, of this city.
Survivors are a son, Arthur DURKES, of this city; a step-daughter, Mrs. Emery (Bernice B. FULLER) EDINGTON, of Kewanna; a brother, Henry DURKES, of Battle Creek, Mich.; four grandchildre and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Paul's EUB church, with the Rev. William HUGHES officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be returned to the home from the Foster funeral home this evening, where friends may call.

Friday, August 24, 1951

Samuel J. Flack
Samuel J. FLACK, 59, farmer of near Laketon died suddenly Thursday morning at his farm home. His death resulted from a heart attack. He had been a resident of that community throughout all of his life.
He was born April 16, 1892, near Laketon, the son of William and Maggie (JOHNS) FLACK. In 1915 he was married to Rosa OHMART.
Survivors are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Jessie TRICKLE, Mrs. Arden METZGER, both of Laketon; three sons, Jack [FLACK], of Laketon; Wayne [FLACK], of Wabash; Harlan [FLACK], of North Manchester; seven grandchildren and three brothers, Otto [FLACK] of Detroit; Darl [FLACK], of Lafayette and Ed [FLACK] of Laketon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Laketon E.U.B. Church and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, North Manchester. The body was removed to the Flack home, Friday evening from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.

Saturday, August 25, 1951

Chloe Ramsey
Mrs. Chloe RAMSEY passed away Friday evening at her home in Akron. Death came suddenly from a heart seizure. She had been a resident of Akron throughout her entire life.
Mrs. Ramsey was born [Chloe NELSON] in Henry township on February 26, 1887. She was married to Ivan RAMSEY in 1931 at Mentone. Her parents were Samuel and Elilah NELSON. Mrs. Ramsey was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are the husband; three step-children, Kermit RAMSEY, of Peru; Mrs. Kenneth OLIVER, of Akron; Mrs. Floyd CHRISTMAN, of this city; a sister, Mrs. Arley MORRIS, of Rochester; three brothers, Lee NELSON, of Mishawaka; Naaman NELSON, of Bangor, Mich. and Clarence NELSON, of Spokane, Wash.
Funeral rites will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Mentone Church of Christ. Rev. J. JOHNS, of Indianapolis, assisted by Rev. Claude FAWNS, of Akron, will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz Funeral Home to the family residence 10 a.m. Sunday and will be taken to the church at noon Monday to lie in state until the time of the services. Friends may call at either the residence or the church.

Oscar Crill
Oscar CRILL, 64, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Friday at his home, 302 W. Third street, North Mahchester. Mr. Crill was caretaker at the Peabody Home, in that city, and had many friends throughout Rochester and community.
He was born Feb. 14, 1887, at North Manchester, the son of Henry and Lucinda MARTIN CRILL. On June 13, 1907, he was married to Cora STOCKER.
Surviving are the following children: Lloyd [CRILL], of Rochester; Paul [CRILL], of Leiters Ford; Wayne [CRILL], of Lakeville; Harold [CRILL], of Rochester; Mrs. Mable SULLIVAN, of Twelve Mile and Mrs. Martha EBER, of this city. Seven grandchildren also survive. Funeral services in charge of Rev. REIDENBACH will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Burgess Funeral Home, North Manchester. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, North Manchester.

Fayret Ilo Hessler
Mrs. Fayret Ilo HESSLER, 60, of Argos, died in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, 11:15 p.m. Friday. She had been critically ill for the past two weeks.
Born [Fayret Ilo DIX] une 21, 1891 at Paulding, Ohio, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth DIX. She has been a resident of Argos for 29 years and at the time of her death she was the proprietor of an apartment building in that town.
On September 16, 1913 she was married to William HESSLER at Paulding, Ohio. Her husband passed away March 19, 1947.
Survivors are six children: Mrs. Hazel THOMPSON, Mrs. Virginia STAYTON, John HESSLER, all of Argos; Mrs. Helen BEUER, of Bremen; Paul and William HESSLER, of Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Leona BARNES, of Bryan, Ohio and Mrs. Cloedell STEPHENSON, of Detroit.
Rev. Ernest TREBER will be in charge of the services which will be held at the Argos Christian Church 2:30 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Saturday and at the church from 1 p.m. Monday.

Monday, August 27, 1951

Fremont Spohn
Fremont "Pete" SPOHN, well known painting contractor of Argos, died this morning at 10 o'clock at Memorial hospital, South Bend.
Details of his death are not known as yet.
On August 10, while repairing a roof at the Ross SNYDER farm, seven miles east of Argos, Spohn suffered a fall of several feet when a ladder slipped.
He was taken to Memorial hospital and x-ray studies showed a multiple fracture of the right leg just above the ankle.
It was not indicated in the report of his death whether the accident was a contributing factor.

William H. Bodkin
William H. BODKIN, retired farmer, passed away Saturday night at the home of his son, Ernest BODKIN, four miles southeast of Gilead. He had been critically ill for four weeks.
Mr. Bodkin was born April 28, 1872 at Kalamazoo, Mich., the son of Henry and Mary BODKIN. In 1894, he was married to Amy CARTWRIGHT, at Warsaw, Ind. She passed away in 1949. Mr. Bodkin was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God.
Surviving besides the son, is a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Mae HARMON, of Roann; a brother, Oliver [BODKIN], of Warsaw; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Olive Branch Church of God, six miles southwest of Gilead, with the Rev. Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be made in the Olive Branch cemetery. The body was taken from the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron to the home of his son at 5 p.m. today.

Spearl Edward Bradley
Spearl Edward BRADLEY, 20, of Burton, passed away 7:30 Sunday evening at Woodlawn Hospital following a two-days illness. Edward was a graduate of Class "50 of the RHS and had many friends among the young folks of the city.
He was born June 13, 1931, in Jasper county, Indiana, the son of Erve and Elva BRADLEY. The Bradleys have been residents of this community since 1941 when they moved here from Jasper county.
Suvivors are the parents; four sisters, Mrs. Zola SMITH of Peru; Mrs. Dorothy KRISHER, of Wabash; Sylvia and Marlene [BRADLEY], at home; four brothers, Whitten [BRADLEY], at home; Luther [BRADLEY], in U. S. service, San Diego, Calif.; Henry and Harold [BRADLEY], both of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his parents with Rev. E. SLOAN, of Silver Lake, in charge. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery.
The body will be at the Foster Funeral Home until Wednesday morning when it will be taken to the home of his parents. Friends may call at either place.

Tuesday, August 28, 1951

Fremont Spohn
Funeral services for Fremont SPOHN, of Argos, will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Argos Methodist church, with Rev. Thomas LUKE, South Bend, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Fremont, son of Ulysses and Rosie RAMSEY SPOHN was born August 18, 1905 at Rochester. He had been a resident of Argos for the past 11 years moving there from Plymouth. On July 11, 1925 he was married to Virginia SMITH. He was a painter.
Survivors are his wife; three sons, Alvin [SPOHN], of South Bend; Sidney and Dave [SPOHN] at home; three daughters, Mrs. Lorene COPLEN, of Mentone; Doris and Sandra [SPOHN], both at home; two brothers, Vern [SPOHN], of Rochester; Frank [SPOHN], of Omaha, Neb.; three sisters, Mrs. Gail ZIMMERMAN, of Bakersfield, Calif.; Mrs. Marie ERB, of Ralston, Neb.; Pearl SPOHN, of Battle Creek, Mich. and one grandchild.

Lydia L. Marshall
Mrs. Lydia Lavina MARSHALL, 329 W. 10th st., this city, passed away Tuesday morning at the home of her son, Lee MARSHALL, South Bend. Death came suddenly from a heart seizure. Mrs. Marshall was a lifetime resident of Rochester and Fulton county.
She was born January 17, 1873 in Fulton county, the daughter of Frank and Emaline MILLER O'BLENIS. In 1893 she was married to George W. MARSHALL at Rochester. Mrs. Marshall was a member of the Grandview church.
Three children survive; Frank B. MARSHALL, of Logansport; Mrs. Sarah Louise O'DELL, also of Logansport and Lee W. MARSHALL, of South Bend.
Funeral rites will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at the Grandview church. Rev. Myron KOTTKE will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home up until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, August 29, 1951

Clifford D. Purcell
Clifford D. PURCELL passed away Tuesday evening at his home near Monterey, following a lengthy illness.
Born Nov. 29, 1883 at Osgood, Ind., he was the son of Oliver and Scene (MYERS) PURCELL. Mr. Purcell was a member of the Christian church, Sheldon, Ill.
Survivors are his wife, Mary B. PURCELL; a brother Frank PURCELL and a niece, Mrs. Earl BISHOP, both of Bloomington, Ill.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. Rev. ARCHIBALD will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
Friends may call at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna up until 1 p.m. Thursday.

Axel Nelson
Axel NELSON, 81, of near Argos, died Tuesday afternoon 2:30 in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth. He had suffered a stroke at his home earlier Tuesday and failed to rally. He had been a resident of the Argos community for the past 21 years coming there from Chicago.
He was born in Malmo, Sweden, February 17, 1870 and came to the U.S. when a young man. In 1898 he was married to Beda JACOBSEN. His parents were Nils and Mary (JOHANNSEN) NELSON. For many years he was a painter in Chicago and later owned and operated a farm three miles southwest of Argos.
Mr. Nelson was a member of the Vikings Svithiod Vasa Order of America and the Painters union, of Chicago.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Miss Lillian NELSON, Mrs. Edith BENDER, Mrs. Vivian FERDINA, all of Chicago; a brother and three sisters residents of Sweden and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The body rests at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where friends may call up until 10 a.m. Thursday at which time it will be taken to the Anderson Funeral Home, 4325 West Armitage Ave., Chicago, where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon.

Fremont Spohn
The time of the funeral services for Fremont SPOHN has been changed to 3:30 p.m. Thursday. They will be held at the Argos Methodist church with Rev. Thomas LUKE, of South Bend, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Thursday, August 30, 1951

Samuel Jacob Reiter
Miss Helen REITER was called to Fort Wayne early today on the account of the death of her brother, Samuel Jacob REITER, 64, which occurred Wednesday evening 11 o'clock at his home in that city.
Mr. Reiter had a host of friends throughout Rochester where he had resided for a number of years. During his residency here he was employed as a linotype operator at The Sentinel printing plant.
Approximately 40 years ago he moved to Fort Wayne where he was employed as a linotyper on the newspapers in that city.
He was born in Rochester on the 5th of May, 1887, the son of Henry A. and Nell (KEELEY) REITER. He was married to Abbie WHEADON of this city, who with two sons, a daughter and several grandchildren survive.
Mr. Reiter's death is believed to have been caused by a heart ailment from which he had suffered for several months.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Friday, August 31, 1951

Sam Reiter
Funeral services for Sam REITER, who passed away Wednesday evening at Fort Wayne, will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the O. O. McComb Funeral Home, that city. Rev. Dale STACKHOUSE will officiate and burial will be made in the Lindenwood cemetery, Fort Wayne.
Mr. Reiter is survived by his wife; two sons, Samuel, Jr.; and Ted [REITER], Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth YERICK, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren and a sister, Miss Helen REITER, of this city.

Henrietta Marsh
Mrs. Henrietta MARSH, 89, died at 11 a.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde LEAVELL, one mile southwest of Fulton. She had been critically ill for the past two weeks.
She was born April 20, 1862 in Miami county, the daughter of Anthony MORRIS and Mary Jane (DUNN) MORRIS. Practically all of her life was lived in Liberty township. On April 7, 1881, she was married to James A. MARSH, who died Jan. 18, 1949. Mrs. Marsh was a member of the Fletchers Lake Methodist church.
Survivors are four sons, Clarence [MARSH], Akron; Ora [MARSH], rochester; Floyd [MARSH], home; Marion [MARSH], of Michigan; three daughters, Mrs. Elmer EYTCHESON, Mrs. Clyde LEAVELL, of Fulton; Mrs. Charles WAGONER, Rochester; a brother George MORRIS, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Charles RIFE, Kewanna; Mrs. David WOLFE, Peru; twenty-four grandchildren and forty-five great-grandchildren. One great-great-grandchild and a daughter, Mrs. Jerome HAZLETT preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fulton E. U. B. church with Rev. M. E. REED in charge. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will be returned from the Ditmire Funeral Home to the Leavell residence Saturday morning, where friends may call.

Saturday, September 1, 1951

George Wigmore
It was learned here this morning that George WIGMORE, former resident of this city, died at 4:30 a.m. today after a heart attack at his home in Monticello. He had been in ill health for some time.
Mr. Wigmore's widow [Nona WIGMORE] is the former Nona TRUE, daughter of Mrs. John QUIGG.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon with a graveside service at the Rochester IOOF cemetery at 4 o'clock. Services here will be in charge of Zimmerman Bros.
Mr. Wigmore formerly operated a grocery business for many years in Rochester.

Monday, September 3, 1951
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Tuesday, September 4, 1951

Charles William Jordan, Jr.
A heart attack, superinduced by boxing a few rounds with his sons caused the death of Charles William JORDAN, Jr., 41, at 4 p.m. Sunday. Physicians and the Argos fire department resuscitator were rushed to the Jordan farm home, five miles southwest of Argos but all efforts to revive him were futile. Deputy Coroner Dr. Victor CONNELL pronounced death was due to a coronary [occlusion].
Charles William, son of William and Adeline JORDAN was born in Chicago on February 16, 1910. On January 19, 1937, he was married to Esma SCHACHT at South Bend. He was engaged in a commercial advertising business for the past several years and had been a resident of Marshall county for five years.
Mr. Jordan was a graduate of Culver Militar Academy and also attended the University of Illinois.
Survivors arehis wife; three sons, Charles, Michael and Lee [JORDAN], all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred BAUSHER, of Reading, Pa.; Mrs. Viola MOULTON, of Northfield, Ill.; his father, Charles William JORDAN, Sr., of Sarasota, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Allen B. RICE of the Argos Methodist church will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Reny Mitchell
Mrs. Reny MITCHELL, 80, passed away 8:25 a.m. Monday at the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for the past two years. She was the grandmother of Carol MITCHELL, "Miss Indiana", who is currently in Atlantic City, N.J. where she is competing in the Miss America Beauty Queen contest.
Born [Reny THRAWL] May 5, 1871 in Tipton county, Indiana, she was the daughter of John and Helen (WEAVER) THRAWL. On December 24, 1888 she was married to Grant MITCHELL, who preceded in death on May 11, 1949. Mrs. Mitchell had been a resident of Fulton county for five years coming here from Windfall, Ind. She was a member of the Christian Church, the Windfall Rebekah and Maccabee lodges.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Sam BREWER, of Akron; a son E. L. MITCHELL, of this city; a brother, Bert THRAWL, of Mansfield, O.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. (DST) Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Wednesday, September 5, 1951

Edward W. Tetzlaff
Edward W. TATZLAFF, 65, died of a heart attack at 5 o'clock Tues. evening at his home, 1415 S. Main street.
A resident here five years, he was born in Fulton county on July 10, 1886 in the Antioch neighborhood, son of William and Wilhelmina ZWINGEIZEN TETZLAFF.
Mr. Tetzlaf was a resident of Whiting, Ind. for 20 years where he was employed by the Standard Oil Co.
Upon his retirement he became a part time employee of the Dixie Annes. He was a member of the Rochester Odd Fellows lodge.
His wife [Iona Fern PRIEST TETZLAFF] died in 1938. Surviving are two daughters, Ruth and Alice [TETZLAFF], at home; two sisters, Mrs. John KLINE and Mrs. Frank GORDON, both of here; one half-brother, John FILDER, California; several nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call. Rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. DST with the Reverend Harry BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Oral D. Cox
Oral D. COX, 50, passed away at 6:35 a.m., Wednesday at his residence two miles west of Laketon. Cause of his death was complications. He had been in ill health for a month.
Born April 8, 1901, in Westfield, Indiana, he was the son of Earl and Pearl (PERRY) COX. He came to Laketon from Noblesville where he had lived for the past two years.
He was united in marriage to Susan IRELAN in July, 1944 and was a member of the Moose lodge of North Manchester. He served as fire chief at Noblesville for 10 years before coming to Laketon where he was a carpenter.
Survivors are the wife, two daughters, Suzanne and Sylvia Kay [COX], both at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl COX, of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at Laketon U. B. Church. Rev. Howard STEELE of Washington Center, Indiana, will officiate and burial will be in the Laketon cemetery. The body will be moved from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to the residence at 2 p.m. Thursday where friends may call.

Stella Meier
Mrs. Stella MEIER, 55, of route 2, Macy, passed away 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, this city. She had been in ill health for the past six years and seriously ill for two weeks.
Mrs. Meier had been a resident of the Macy community for 10 years coming there from Matteson, Ill.
She was born [Stella SCHWINGENDORF] October 1, 1895 at Michigan City, Ind., the daughter of John and Theresa (ARNOLD) SCHWINGENDORF. On December 30th, 1920, she was marriedto Paul MEIER, at Chicago.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Pauline [MEIER], at home; a son Wilfred [MEIER], of Matteson, Ill.; two brothers, Arthur [SCHWINGENDORF], of Matteson, Ill., Ronald [SCHWINGENDORF], of Detroit and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. (DST) Friday at the West End Funeral Home, Chicago Heights, Ill. Burial will be in a cemetery at Metteson, Ill. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home to Chicago Heights, Thursday morning.

Emerson Hott
Funeral services for Emerson HOTT, 45, of Plymouth, who was killed Sunday in an auto accident near Chicago, will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Johnson and Son Funeral Home, Plymouth and at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Dayton, Ohio. Rev. Ivan WOODS, of Plymouth will officiate at both services. The casket will not be open.
Mr. Hott resided in the Wynn cottage, Lake Manitou for a few years during which time he gave music lessons in and about this city. At the time of his death he was deputy grand president of the Ohio Eagles' lodge.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio. He had served as secretary of the Plymouth Moose lodge for nine years. Surviving are the widow, Letty [HOTT]; a daughter, Sally Ann [HOTT], at home, and two sons, Don C. [HOTT] at home, and David [HOTT], of the U. S. navy.
Roy ABELL of this city is one of the pallbearers for the final rites.

Thursday, September 6, 1951 to Friday, September 7, 1951

[no obits]

Saturday, September 8, 1951

Thomas D. Scanlon
Funeral services for Thomas D. SCANLON, who passed away Thursday evening at his home in Indianapolis will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Blackwell Funeral Home, 1503 N. Meridian, Indianapolis. Mr. Scanlon's death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past year. He was well-known to Rochester and Lake Manitou residents and had spent many summers here with his daughter, Mrs. A. C. BRADLEY and family. Mr. Scanlon was born in Ireland and came to Indianapolis when still a young man where he was engaged in a marketing business for a number of years. He retired several years ago.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mary BRADLEY, of Lake Manito; Mrs. Frances MILNER, of Dousner, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. Hannah O'CONNOR, of Indianapolis, and five grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death a few years ago. Interment will be in the Holy Cross cemetery, Indianapolis. Several Rochester friends are planning to attend the services.

Monday, September 10, 1951

Ida May Hartman
Mrs. Ida May HARTMAN, 70, died Sunday at 7:15 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital of a stroke of paralysis. She had been ill six days. Her residence was at 614 1/2 Main street.
A lifetime resident of here, she was born Sept. 2, 1881 near Akron. Her parents were Elias and Minerva (GARNER) SHRINER. Her marriage was Jan. 13, 1900 to L. B. HARTMAN.
She was a member of the Trinity E. U. B. church.
Surviving are, the husband; two sons, Walter [HARTMAN], Niles, Mich.; Dale [HARTMAN], Rochester; four brothers, John [SHRINER], Duran, Mich.; Clarence and Jesse [SHRINER], both of Rochester; Chester [SHRINER], near Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Rosie PRUITT, Kokomo; Mrs. Faye GORDON, Rochester; one grandson.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, of Akron will be in charge, assisted b he Rev. Stephen GUBI. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body remains at the funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, September 11, 1951

Nora Etta Mow
Mrs. Nora Etta MOW, former resident of this city, passed away 7:10 a.m. today at her home in Delaware, Ohio, where she had resided for the past eight years. Death resulted from a stroke which she suffered a week ago.
Nora Etta [TOBY] was born June 3, 1873 at Monterey, Indiana. Upon reaching womanoood she was married to Enoch H. MOW, who preceded her in death in 1921. Mr. Mow was an auctioneer and for many years the Mows resided on the northeast corner of Madison and 7th street, this city. Mrs. Mow was a member of the D.A.R., the Rebekah lodge and the Methodist church.
Survivors are a son Eldon [MOW], of Delaware, O.,; a grandson, Edward H. MOW, of Florica; a great-grandson and a sister, Mrs. Jenny SIES, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester Methodist church with the Rev. Charles SMITH, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thomas H. Lathrop
Indianapolis, Sept. 10. -- Funeral services for Thomas H. LATHROP, former Indianapolis resident who died Friday at Sioux City, Ia., will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Jackson Funeral Home at Delphi. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery there.
Mr. Lathrop, 45 years old, was born at Delphi and was graduated from Winchester high school. He attended Wabash College and was employed a number of years in Indianapolis and Kokomo as a newspaper advertising representative.
In 1940 he entered the radio business and moved to Sioux City. He organized the Lathrop Advertising agency there in 1949.
Mr. Lathrop was a member of Phi Gamma Dalta Fraternity, Masonic Lodge and Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Patricia DALTON LATHROP; three sons, Tommy, Larry and Michael LATHROP, Sioux City; a daughter, Mrs. Louise OLSON, Crawfrodsville; a sister, Mrs. Fred RANKIN, Indianapolis, and one grandchild.
Mr. Lathrop was well known to Rochester residents as he often visited with Mr. and Mrs. Fred RANKIN, during their residency in this city.

Wednesday, September 12, 1951

Tyler Stanley Jones
Tyler Stanley JONES, infant son of George and Hazel (PUTMAN) JONES, of this city died late Tuesday afternoon at Woodlawn Hospital. The baby was born at 4:30 a.m. yesterday.
Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Harry Orville, 3, and Dewey George [JONES], 2; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. H. O. JONES, all of 902 Jefferson Street, this city and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Dewey PUTMAN of Langsburg, Mich.
Private services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home, with the Rev. James MacFARLANE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted

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Thursday, September 13, 1951

Schuyler C. Shilling
Schuyler C. SHILLING, 88, long prominent in Indiana banking circles, died this morning about 10:30 following an illness of five months.
Mr. Shilling, a lifelong Hoosier, was born December 20, 1862, near Round Lake in Starke county.
After completing his education and several years of banking experience he purchased the State Exchange Bank at Culver in 1901. He was president of the institution from then until his death today.
The bank under his direction grew to one of the outstanding financial institutions of the country. During the depression years the Culver bank bought the defunct bank at Argos and recently purchased the Farmers Exchange Bank at Lapaz.
Always progressive and forwrd-looking, the banks, under his directon, grew to preeminent positions and were responsible for many inovations in customer service which have made them leaders in the banking world.
Mr. Shilling, always deeply interested in civic and political affairs, served one term as State Representative in 1918-19, and in many ways furthered the welfare of communities within a wide radius of his influence.
The aged financier remained actively interested in his business and community life until failing health several months ago compelled his retirement.
Mr. Shilling is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Carl ADAMS, Mrs. W. O. OSBORN and Mrs. Clara ALLMAN, all of Culver. A son, Oliver [SHILLING], resides at Riverside, Calif. Another daughter, Mrs. Marian JONES, who lived in Fulton county passed away about a year ago. Also remaining are five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral servides will be held on Saturday, but final arrangements have not been completed and will be announced later.

Sarah Haines
Mrs. Sarah (McGRIFF) HAINES, 101, centennarian, of Marshall county, passed away 2:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Millie FOLTZ, of near Constantine, Mich. Death resulted from complications following three months illness. She had been making her home with her daughter for the past few years.
Mrs. Haines for many years resided near Argos, where she and her second husband Thomas McGRIFF owned and operated a farm. Previously she had resided at Wabash, Rochester, Akron, Bourbon and Mexico. Mrs. Haines had enjoyed fairly good health up until the last few years of her life.
Born [Sarah SHIREMAN] January 8, 1950 at Norfolk, Va., she moved to Peru, Ind. with her parents, Solomon and Elizabeth SHIREMAN, when quite a young girl. She was thrice married; first to William HARDING, who died in 1880; secondly to Thomas McGRIFF, who passed away in 1901, and her last husband Charles HAINES, preceded her in death in 1919.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Millie FOLTZ, Constantine, Mich; two sons, Parker McGRIFF, of Argos; Charles HARDING, of Camby, Ore.; two stepsons, William McGRIFF, of Plymouth; Alonzo McGRIFF, of Rochester; a brother, Frank SHIREMAN, of Argos; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
The body has been returned to the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. J. Robert COOVERT will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, September 14, 1951

Schuyler C. Shilling
Funeral arrangements for Schuyler C. SHILLING, prominent Indiana banker, who died at his home in Culver Thursday, Sept. 13, were announced today.
The body is at the Shilling residence, Lake Shore Drive and Lake street, Culver, and will remain there until noon Sunday, when it will be removed to the Culver Methodist church where it will lie in state until the services at 2 o'clock (CDT).
Rev. Harry CAMPBELL, pastor of the Culver Methodist church, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery.

Saturday, September 15, 1951

Nora Etta Mow
Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the funeral services of Mrs. [Nora] Etta MOW were: Mr. and Mrs. Elden MOW, Delaware, O.; Mr. and Mrs. Lee SEIF, of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald TOBEY, of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Bill McHENRY and daughter, of Lawton, Mich.; Hurleigh DORMAN, of Gary; Dr. and Mrs. Robert MATTHEWS, of North Judson; Mrs. Walter SMITH, Mrs. Tom BEASLEY, Mrs. Frank WIELAND, all of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Ray MOW, of Fort Wayne and Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCALL, of Indianapolis.

Bertha Musser
Miss Bertha MUSSER, 72, of 1131 Madison street, a life resident of this city died Friday at 2:15 p.m. at the Rochester Nursing Home. She was found ill Tuesday evening by friends when they arrived at her home for a meeting of the Townsend Club.
She was born August 9, 1879, the daughter of Elias H. and Sarah J. (BIBLER) MUSSER. Miss Musser was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the Rebekah lodge and the Order of Maccabees. She took an active interest in the work of all of these organizations.
Survivors are two brothers, Frank MUSSER, of Oak Park, Ill. and William MUSSER, of Lafayette.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles M. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Oliver P. Warner
A heart attack suffered while he was eating his lunch proved fatal to Oliver Perry WARNER, 82, 1:30 p.m. Friday at his farm home, 4 1/2 miles west of Argos. Mr. Warner, a retired farmer had been a resident of the Argos community throughout his entire life with exception of two years residenc in Vicy, Mo.
He was born February 27, 1869 in Green Township, Marshall county. His first marriage was to Martha D. MORELAND, Feb. 5, 1897. She passed away December 7, 1942 and on November 6, 1943, Mr. Warner wed Mrs. Clara KOFFEL at Mishawaka. His parents were Andrew W. and Charlotte WARNER.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Dewey R. WARNER, of near Argos; a brother, Sam A. WARNER, a half-sister, Mrs. Matilda LINEMAN, both of Vichy, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Pauline SIDDEL, of Mishawaka; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Poplar Grove Methodist church with the Rev. Harold FRAKER in charbe, assisted by Rev. Allen B. RICE, of the Argos Methodist church. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The body is at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where friends may call.

Monday, September 17, 1951

[no obits]

Tuesday, September 18, 1951

Horace W. Marsall
Horace W. MARSHALL, 78, former vice-president of Indiana Central College and retired Dean of the New Mexico Highlands University, passed away at his home at 919 Pontiac street this city at 8:45 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Death was attributed to heart failure.
Dr. Marshall was well-known both in Indiana and New Mexico for his educational work in those states. For several years Dr. Marshall was superintendent of the Broad Ripple City Schools where he supervised the building of what was known as the new building which forms the front of the present high school. In 1915, he was appointed to the superintendency of the Greenwood City Schools. In 1920, he went to Indiana Central College as head of the education department. Within a short time he was promoted to the vice-presidency of the college.
Dr. Marshall accepted an appointment to the New Mexico Highlands University in 1928 as head of the Psychology department. While there, he helped to raise the teacher-qualification standards of New Mexico. He was promoted to Dean of the New Mexico Highlands University.
Dr. Marshall retired to one of his farms at Chili, Indiana, in 1942, but ill health required a limitation of his activities; so he moved to Rochester in 1948.
He is a member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rite, of Santa Fe, New Mexico; a charter member of Phi Beta Kappa; a former member of the Indiana School Master's club, a member of the Las Vegas Presbyterian church, and a honorary life member of Rotary club.
Dr. Marshall was a graduate of the Indiana State Normal School; A.B. from Earlham College; and M.A. and Ph. D from Indiana University; graduate work at Columbia University.
He was born at Moorland, Indiana, August 2, 1873, the son of George and Eunice MARSHALL. He was married to Sarah MATFIELD of Millville.
Surviving are his widow, Sarah MARSHALL, Rochester; a daughter, Mary MARSHALL, Rochester; and two sons, Donald MARSHALL; and Justin MARSHALL, Indianapolis; and a sister, Clara GOODWIN, Mooreland.
Funeral services will be in the Main and Sons Funeral home in Mooreland, Ind., on Sept. 20 at three o'clock. Burial will be in the Mooreland cemetery.

Allen King
Final rites were held in Chicago, Monday afternoon for Allen KING, noted wild animal trainer, who passed away at the Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago, Saturday afternoon. The body will be cremated and returned to Chattanooga, Tenn., where the King's reside.
Mr. King resided in Rochester from 1933 to 1936, coming here from Chicago at the time the Cole Bros. Circus was organized. During the Century of Progress at Chicago, he was featured in a "big Cat" act for the Standard Oil Co. King also had been a star performer for Ringling Brothers and the Barnum and Bailey circuses.
Upon leaving Rochester he was employed at the Ford Co. plant in Detroit and later by the Southern Pacific R.R.
Louis NINIOS, operator of the Berghoff Cafe, this city, was a very close friend of the animal trainer and had a priceless collection of pictures of King and his big "cats" adorning the walls of his cafe until a fire which razed the building housing the Berghoff also ruined the photos.
King is survived by his widow, who resides in Chattanooga.

Mrs. C. F. Kraning
Word has been received here of the sudden death of Mrs. C. F. KRANING, mother of Dr. K. K. KRANING, of Kewanna, and wife of Dr. C. F. KRANING, North Manchester dentist, following a heart attack Sunday afternoon at her home.
Surviving in addition to the husband and son are another son, Max KRANING, of New York, and three grandchildren, Kathleen and Ken KRANING, of Kewanna, and Karen KRANING, of New York.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, in North Manchester.

Wednesday, September 19, 1951 to Thursday, September 20, 1951

[no obits]

Friday, September 21, 1951

Kenneth W. Turnipseed
Kenneth W. TURNIPSEED, 43, of Macy, passed away at 6 a.m. Friday in the St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.
The body was taken to the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mary Louise Garner
The stark hand of tragedy reached into the small family circle of Richard GARNER of Kewanna shortly after midnight to claim the life of his young wife, Mary Louise [GARNER], 20.
Fire of unexplained origin broke out under the floor of the second story of the Garner home about 12:30 this morning and burned its way through the ceiling, dropping into the downstairs hall.
Fed by a number of cotton scatter rugs of the shag type, the fire flashed into the open door of the first floor bedroom where the young woman was sleeping with her two-month-old daughter Karla Rae [GARNER].
Whether Mrs. Garner was ever awakened or able to attempt to help herself will never be known, for the flames quickly engulfed the bed where she slept, burning her so critically that she lost consciousness never to regain it before her death at Woodlawn Hospital at 7:24 this morning.
The young housewife's husband was sleeping on a sofa in the living room at the front of the house and was unaware of approaching disaster until he was awakened by smoke. Rushing from the house for help, he collapsed at the door of the Charles Van METER home next door, from the effects of the smoke.
The fire alarm called Kewanna firemen at 12:30, but it is not known how long the fire may have been burning before it lashed out with lightning speed to take the life of Mrs. Garner. Best conjecture is that the blaze may have started with defective wiring over the ceiling of the first floor.
So fast and freakish was the fire that it followed the rugs through the door of the bedroom where the sleeping woman lay, ignited the bed clothing and completely consumed the mattress and bedding before she could even call for aid. Other than the bedding and the bed itself there was no apparent damage to the room.
Another child, Jenifer Lynn [GARNER], 1 1/2, asleep in her own room was overcome by smoke but was otherwise unhurt.
A wardrobe and the clothing in it, standing in the hall,was completely destroyed.
Young Mrs. Garner was rescued from the blazing bed by firemen and rushed to Woodlawn Hospital here. Her condition was pronounced critical and doctors worked frantically to save her life, but succeeded only in delaying death until 7:24 this morning without regaining consciousness.
Much of the tragic story will remain enshrouded in mystery because the pretty young mother was unable to tell what had happened, and infant Karla Rae, an eye witness to the horrifying sight, is too young to tell what she saw. Neither the husband nor 1 1/2 year-old Jenifer can bear witness to the grim disaster which deprived them of their wife and mother.
Today, the father and the two young children are under the care of a physician at the home of Richard DECKARD, a brother of the young woman who died in the flames.
Mrs. Garner was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy DECKARD, of Kewanna, and was born March 6, 1931, at Elkhart. Her early life was spent in Elkhart and Plymouth where she attended school.
In May, 1947, she married Clyde Richard GARNER and the young couple settled in Kewanna to make their home.
In addition to the husband and two young children she is survived by her parents; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ransome DECKARD and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary GAMES, both of Elkhart. A brother, Richard, makes his home at Kewanna.
Services are planned for two o'clock Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Kewanna Baptist church, where Mrs. Garner had long been an active member. Rev. W. R. SALE will officiate.
Remains are at the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna, where they will be until shortly before the services at the church Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, September 22, 1951

Kenneth W. Turnipseed
Kenneth W. TURNIPSEED, 43, resident of Macy, died at six o'clock Friday morning at St. Vincent's hospital, Indianapolis, after a three weeks illness of heart disease.
Born Oct. 10, 1907, in Miami county he was the son of Ellsworth T. and Emma NIESWANDER TURNIPSEED. He had lived most of his life in and near Macy, and was an employee of the B. Walters Company of Wabash.
Survivors are his wife, the former Vivian SHAFER, and the following children: Kenneth and Dean [TURNIPSEED], at home; Ardith BROOKS, Dorothy STAHL and Virginia STAHL, Macy, Maxine GIBSON, Rochester; Alice and Marilyn [TURNIPSEED] at home. Also surviving are two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Hazel BOOKS, Macy; Mrs. Ruby RHOADES, Bristol, Ind.; Walter [TURNIPSEED], Anderson; Robert [TURNIPSEED], California and six grandchildren.
The body is at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, where friends may call until Sunday afternoon when it will be taken to the Macy Methodist church to lie in state until final rites at 2:30 that afternoon. The Rev. D. F. TAGGART will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery.

Elza P. Karns
Elza P. KARNS, 66, passed away at 5:50 a.m., Saturday at the Healthwin Sanitarium, in South Bend. He had been ill for a number of years. He formerly resided in Akron and has many friends throughout that section of the county.
He was born Sept. 11, 1885, at South Bend, Ind. He was married to Elva O. SHOEMAKER, who preceded him in death 13 years ago. His parents were Joseph and Frances (CRUMPACKER) KARNS. Mr. Karns was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America lodge.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie FLESSING, South Bend; Mrs. Willa ECKHART, Oak Park, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Loa SECOR, Akron.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Beaver Dam church, with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, to the Welshiemer Home at noon Sunday where friends may call until noon Monday.

Monday, September 24, 1951

Elizabeth Wright
Mrs. Elizabeth WRIGHT died 12:30 a.m. Sunday at her home three miles east of Argos. Death was attributed to a stroke which she had suffered eight hours previously.
Mrs. Wright was born March 15, 1891 at Heidelburg, Ky. Her maiden name was Elizabeth KENDRICKS. On March 15, 1910 she was married to Moses WRIGHT at Beattyville, Ky.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Samuel and Charles WRIGHT, both of Argos; three daughters, Mrs. Nannie VIRES, of near Argos; Mrs. Mary McDANIEL, of Foraker, Ky.; Miss Martha WRIGHT, at home; a sister, Mrs. Rachel BRANDENBURG, Cressmont, Ky. and seventeen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nannie Vires, two miles east of Argos. Rev. COLEMAN, of Warsaw will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The body was removed from the Grossman Funeral home to the Vires residence Sunday evening where friends may call.

Pfc. Edison W. Miller
Mars laid a heavy hand on the John MILLER family of Route 2, Argos for the second time in less than a year.
Yesterday it was the duty of Rev. Allen RICE of Argos to deliver word from the Department of Defense that [Pfc] Edison [W.] MILLER, 21, was a victim of the Korean war. The official notification was scant on details of the soldier's death beyond stating that he had died on August 5, 1951 in Korea.
Edison was a younger brother of Sgt. Johnny MILLER, Jr., who was posthumously awarded the nation's second highest military award, the Distinguished Service Cross for conspicuous gallantry in action. Sgt. Johnny was returned to his home June 27 for burial.
The message from Washington made no mention of plans to return Edison's body to this country.
Surviving besides his parents are three sisters, Mrs. Jacob SCHER, Hibbard; Mrs. Myrtle CRUM, Argos, and Mrs. Robert BLOCK of South Whitley; three brothers, Robert, Marshall and Orland [MILLER], all of Argos, also survive.

Dora Heim Daulton
Mrs. Dora HEIM DAULTON, 64, former resident of Lake Bruce passed away Friday evening at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been in ill health for the past year.
Mrs. Daulton, whose maiden name was Dora H. PICKENS was born in the Lake Bruce neighborhood and resided there until 24 years ago. She was a member of the Christian church, of Fort Wayne.
Survivors are her husband, Charles DAULTON, of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Mrs. Harold WALLEN, of Sturgis, Mich.; Mrs. Gale YUNKER; Mrs. David RHODES, both of Fort Wayne; a son, Carl W. HEIM, of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers William PICKENS, of Kewanna; Frank PICKENS, of Lucerne and other relatives in the western section of Fulton county.
Final rites will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Klaehn Funeral Home, Fort Wayne with the Rev. Orlan GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery where graveside services will be held around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 25, 1951

[no obits]

Wednesday, September 26, 1951

Irvin Hull
Miss Opal HULL, art instructor in the city schools, left yesterday for Summitville, Ind., after she rceived word of the death of her father, Irvin HULL. Mr. Hull died about 9 o'clock Tuesday morning following a heart attack.
Until Miss Hull's return next Monday, Mrs. Frances COHENOUR will substitute.

Thursday, September 27, 1951

Mrs. Harry Horn
Mr. and Mrs. Ray CASTERLINE, Route 5, were called to Uhrichsville, Ohio, by the death of Mr. Casterline's sister, Mrs. Harry HORN. Mrs. Horn died Wednesday at her home in Uhrichsville.

Friday, September 28, 1951

Nellie Snider
Miss Nellie SNIDER, of Argos, passed away 2:15 a.m. Friday at the Rest Haven Home, GRand Rapids, Mich. She was employed as a registered nurse.
The body will be returned to the Grossman Funeral Home,Argos, today and more details concerning the funeral rites will be announced in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Otto E. Cloud
Otto E. CLOUD, 69, formerly of Macy and Rochester, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Harper hospital, Detroit, after a week's illness.
For many years he operated a general store in Macy, moving from there about eight years ago. Mr. Cloud and his two sons Richard and Paul [CLOUD] operated a large food market in Rochester for several years.
Survivors are the wife, Mary MILLER CLOUD; two sons and daughter, Paul, Bourbon; Richard, South Bend; Mrs. Virginia ERWIN, Bourbon; his mother, Mrs. Sarah CLOUD, Macy.
Final services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Maney funeral home, Detroit. Graveside services and burial in the Macy cemetery will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Charge of Reverend D. F. TAGGART.

Frank Mansfield
Frank MANSFIELD, father of Mrs. Sadie TULEY, of this city, died at 1:15 Friday morning at his home in Kouts, Ind. He had been in ill health for the past several weeks. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ethel GARRISON, of Kouts; Mrs. Jessie HILTPOLD, of Valparaiso and Mrs. Sadie TULEY, of this city; two sons, David MANSFIELD, of Gary and Laurence MANSFIELD, of Kouts. Funeral services will be held Sunday 1 p.m. at the Kosanke Funeral Home, Kouts. Burial will be in the Hill cemetery, Winamac.

L. I. Wertz
L. I. WERTZ, retired printer of Winamac, died Thursday evening at the Mrs. Frank Yoder nursing home, Eagle Point, Osceola. He had been ill for some time. The body is being returned to the Fry and Lang funeral home, Winamac, where rites are pending.
A former resident of Rochester, he was employed at The News-Sentinel office as foreman some years ago. About six weeks ago both he and his wife were taken to the nursing home at Osceola where she now remains gravely ill.
Survivors are the wife,[Jessie WERTZ], the former Jessie SMITH; one son, Forest [WERTZ], South Bend; four daughters, Mrs. Olive TAYLOR, Detroit; Mrs. Phoebe Jane WOODWARD, Culver; Mrs. Margaret WAIDNER, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Ruth BROWN, Westville, Ind.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother Walter [WERTZ], Anderson.

Saturday, September 29, 1951

Nellie Snider
Funeral services for Miss Nellie SNIDER, 77, route 1 Culver who died Friday morning in Grand Rapids, Mich. will be held 2:30 (CST) Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home Argos. Rev. Allen B. RICE of the Poplar Grove church will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Miss Snider was born April 16, 1874 in Union township, Marshall county, the daughter of George and Caroline SNIDER.
She was a graduate of the Valparaiso University and the Fort Wayne Nurses Training School. Miss Snider also taught school prior to becoming a registered nurse.
Survivors are a brother, Schuyler SNIDER, of Richmond, Ind; and two sisters, Miss Emma SNIDER and Mrs. Georgia CURTIS, both of Culver.

Monday, October 1, 1951

Ota Vernella Hoover
Mrs. Ota Vernella (SOWERS) HOOVER, 65, passed away 6:15 a.m. Sunday at her home 914 Franklin avenue, this city. Death resulted from coronary thrombosis and followed an illness of five weeks duration. Mrs. Hoover had been a resident of Rochester for 33 years, coming here from Macy.
She was born October 8, 1885 in Fulton county, the daughter of Simon Peter and Erma J. [ZARTMAN] SOWERS. On April 10, 1909 she was married to Frank Earl HOOVER at Rochester. Mrs. Hoover was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are the husband and the following children: Mrs. Sylvia FLOHR, of Peru; Victor HOOVER, of Chicago; Glenn HOOVER, of Akron; Doyne HOOVER, of Aurora, Ill.; twelve grandchildren; three brothers, Harry, Roscoe and Lester SOWERS of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Merta BURCH, of Akron and twelve grandchildren. Two children, Paul and Miriam [HOOVER] preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Jennie Greer
Mrs. Jennie GREER, 93, of Plymouth, died at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ralph McFarlin Nursing home, Rochester. She had been in failing health for several years.
She was [Jennie STAFFORD] the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth STAFFORD and was born at Sidney, Ind., June 15, 1853. She lived in Plymouth most of her life.
She was married to John F. GREER in 1876, and he died in April, 1929. Survivors include two sons, Charles S. and James O. [GREER], of Plymouth; and two daughters, Mary I. MOLOTT, Winamac, and Mrs. Clara DOYEN, Gary.
The funeral was held at Johnson and Son Funeral home, Plymouth, at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial was in the Oak Hill cemetery. The Rev. Ivan WOODS officiated.

Tuesday, October 2, 1951

Richard Paul Winters
Richard Paul WINTERS, 33, of route 5, Peru, who was instantly killed Sunday morning when his auto crashed into a tree on U.S. 31 near the Brethren church, Mexico, had many friends throughout this city and the lake area.
He had often spent his vacations at Lake Manitou and visited in Rochester on numerous occasions.
According to Miami county Sheriff J. M. BEHLE and State Trooper Joe TUCKER it was indicated that Winters was traveling at about 80 miles per hour when he lost control of his auto.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Daniel L. WINTERS, and two brothers, Ora M. [WINTERS[ , route 1 and Henry L. [WINTERS], route 5, of Peru.
Rites will be held Wednesday 2:30 p.m. at the Drake Flowers funeral home, Peru.

Wednesday, October 3, 1951 to Thursday, October 4, 1951

[no obits]

Friday, October 5, 1951

Beneville R. Guise
Beneville Randolph GUISE, 76, died 8:40 p.m. Thursday at the home of his son, Clarke, of Denver, Ind. He had been in ill health for a year from a heart ailment. He had been a resident of Denver community for the past 42 years.
He was born in Pulaski county on Nov. 6, 1874, the son of William M. and Ellen (THOMAS) GUISE. He resided in Fulton county for a number of years. His first marriage was in 1899 to Edna MORGAN, of Rochester, who died in 1901. Later he was wed to Ida Louella LEFFLE. She preceded him in death in November of 1950.
Mr. Guise was a retired cement contractor. He was a member of the Zion Methodist church, of Bruce Lake.
Survivors are two sons, Forest [GUISE], of South Bend; Clarke [GUISE], of Denver; a brother, Simon [GUISE], of Denver, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma WOLF, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Carey RUNKLE, of Akron.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home, Denver. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Fred J. Newby
Fred J. NEWBY, 54, well-known cabinetmaker, passed away 3 p.m. Thursday at his home 616 Jay street, this city. He had been in failing health for over 10 months. Practically all of his life was spent in Rochester.
He was born in Miami county on July 10, 1897, the son of Steven and Bessie (McCREE) NEWBY. He was a graduate of RHS. On July 1, 1941, he was married to Alice Fern WYNN, of this city.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Doris MADLEM, of Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Frank MAURSEY, of Midland, Mich.; Mrs. William BUBER, of Detroit, and two grandchildren.
Rites will be held at the Foster funeral home, Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Charles M. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, October 6, 1951

[no obits]

Monday, October 8, 1951

Eliza Merrill Ault
Mrs. Eliza Merrill AULT, 91, died at her home in LaGrange Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. She had been in failing health for three years.
Born in Marshall county, February 12, 1860, she came to this city as a child and was a resident here until 1948.
She was married to Joseph A. AULT in this city November 23, 1885. Mrs. Ault was a member of the Baptist church of Rochester.
Survivors are the husband; one sister, Mrs. Fred FORE, Route 5, Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Hattie SCHERMERHORN, LaGrange; two granddaughters; and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at LaGrange Tuesday morning with the Rev. HYDE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Mausoleum before which a short service will be held at 2 p.m.

Ford Johnson
Virgil "Bud" JOHNSON, fire chief of this city, received word this morning that his father, Ford JOHNSON, passed away at seven a.m. in Traverse City, Michigan, where he had spent the past three or four days.
The late Mr. Johnson is a resident of the community near Athens and is well known around Akron and Rochester. He operated a business for some years in Akron, but had been unable to for some time due to ill health. He also operated Johnson's Dairy in this city for 15 years.
His body will be returned to his home near Athens.

Lloyd E. Williams
Lloyd E. WILLIAMS, 49, died at his home, 3726 Vistula Road, Mishawaka, at 2 o'clock this morning, after being ill 18 months.
Born May 7, 1903, in Royal Center, he lived near Rochester until 15 years ago, when he moved to Mishawaka.
Those surviving are, the wife; two sons, Earl [WILLIAMS], Fulton; Bob [WILLIAMS], Mishawaka; one daughter, Mary [WILLIAMS], of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Reuben HOWELL, Marion; Mrs. Everett KESTLER, Royal Center, and two stepsons, Ray and Jerry HINTON, of Mishawaka.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, October 10, at 2 p.m. in the Budd Chapel at Mishawaka with Rev. WARD of the Mishawaka Baptist church officiating.

Artie Eaton
Artie EATON, 70, 902 Pontiac, retired farmer, died at 8 o'clock Saturday evening of a heart attack. He had been in failing health for several years from a heart ailment.
Born Dec. 16, 1880, near Burkett, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Isaac and Mary Ellen EATON. For more than 40 years he was a farmer in Newcastle township, active in affairs of that community, and was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
His first wife, Launa ANDERSON, preceded him in death. Since his second marriage on Jan 29, 1939, to Mary REITER, he had lived in this city.
Survivors are the wife; a son, Devon [EATON], who lives on a farm in Newcastle township near Talma; three grandchildren; Pvt. Mickey EATON, Shreveport, La; Miss Carol EATON, student nurse in Memorial Hospital, South Bend; Jerry EATON at home of his parents.
The body has been taken to the Reed funeral home in Mentone. Arrangements are incomplete until word is received from the grandson in the army. The Reverend Milton L. DOWDEN, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate.

Pauline Joanna Clark
Pauline Joanna CLARK, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James CLARK, 542 Eighth street, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, after a three-day illness with pneumonia. On October 14, Pauline would have been one year old.
Survivors are the parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank DAUGHERTY of Rochester; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Pauline CLARK of Dayton, Ohio; one twin sister, Paula [CLARK]; one brother, James [CLARK], at home; three stepbrothers, Vernon [CLARK], of Rochester, Paul and Eugene [CLARK] of Dayton, Ohio.
The funeral will be held at the Foster Funeral Home, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD of the First Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery at Rochester.
The body lies in state at the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call.

David Dunbar Bridegroom
David Dunbar BRIDEGROOM, 11, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Hugh BRIDEGROOM of Evanston, Ill., succumbed in the Evanston hospital Sunday evening at 5:30. He had been ill with lukemia for three months.
Born in Evanston May 18, 1940, he had been a resident of that city for 11 years.
He is survived by his parents; one younger brother, Bruce [BRIDEGROOM]; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Jennie BRIDEGROOM, Leiters Ford; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. D. O. DUNBAR of Evanston also.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, October 10, in Chicago and burial will be in a Chicago cemetery.

Tuesday, October 9, 1951

C. M. Long
C. M. LONG, 71 year old nationally known authority on the subject of grass farming and a pioneer in many phases of agriculture, died at his home in Lafayette Monday after an illness of several weeks. He was the father of H. R. LONG, of Rochester, operator of several large farms west of the city. He had visited here on many occasions and has spoken to the Rochester Kiwanis Club and had a number of friends in this community.
Mr. Long was president of the Farm Clinic of the United States, a firm founded by him 12 years ago to furnish consulting services to land owners. He contributed to farm publications and was a leading member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
He was born March 21, 1880 in Boone County, Mo., where he attended school. He worked his way through the University of Missouri and later served two years on the faculty of the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College at Stillwater, then followed farm extension work. He was a dairy association fieldman and following was chief of the farm service of the Blue Valley Creamery Institute of Chicago. In 1925 the Long family moved to Lafayette where he was a member of the extension staff of Purdue University. He managed the Long properties here until his son and daughter-in-law came to Rochester. He was a member of the Lafayette Kiwanis Club.
In addition to his son he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie B. LONG, two daughters, Mrs. Vivian MULLER and Mrs. Marian SCHWEIDLER, of West Lafayette.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roger and Myers Funeral Home at Lafayette.

Jean Hall Jenkins
Mrs. Jean HALL JENKINS, 45, of Elkhart, Indiana, passed away Monday at 1:15 p.m. in the Elkhart General Hospital. She had been ill for some years.
She was the daughter of Mrs. John HALL of this city. Those surviving other than her mother are, the husband, two daughters, Shirley and Beverly [JENKINS], two sisters and a brother.
The funeral will be held at The Evangelical United Brethren Church at Elkhart Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in an Elkhart cemetery.

Leroy Newcomer
Death claimed Leroy NEWCOMER at 9:45, Monday night at the Woodlawn Hospital, after a five year illness of a cardiac ailment. His home was at 1420 College Ave., Rochester. He was 62 years old.
Born March 16, 1889, in Leiters Ford, the deceased was the son of Solomon and Mary NEWCOMER. He had resided in Rochester the past 36 years. Mr. Newcomer was united in marriage to Dessie Fay DURR, Oct. 19, 1910.
The survivors are the wife and sons Carl P., Rolland D., and Harold L. NEWCOMER, all of Rochester. The daughters are Mrs. Robert BUTT, Mrs. Ted MERLEY, both of Rochester and Mrs. Edward THOMPSON, Akron and Mrs Harold WATSON, Logansport. There is also a brother, Charles NEWCOMER of Rochester and thirteen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will be taken to the family home at 1:30 Wednesday and returned to the funeral home Thursday morning for the rites.

Ford Johnson
Ford JOHNSON, aged 58, well known Rochester and Akron restaurant owner and dairy man, was stricken with a heart attack at 7 a.m. Monday while on a fishing trip at Sutton Bay, Mich. Mr. Johnson who had suffered from heart trouble for several years and was unable to continue his business actively, left on this trip Wednesday, Oct. 3, accompanied by his wife, Marie, and cousin, Roscoe BURKETT, of Akron. He had been seriously ill for three months.
The late Mr. Johnson resided on a farm two miles southeast of Athens in the Sugar Grove neighborhood. He was born on this same farm July 12, 1893. His parents were Arthur and Luella (RICHTER) JOHNSON.
He was married to Marie BIBLER in Peru, 1913, who survives. For several years he farmed, after which he owned and operated the Johnson Dairy in Rochester for some 15 years. Several years ago he went to Akron where he operated a confectionery store. At the time of his death he owned the Main Restaurant on West Rochester street in Akron. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Eagles and Moose lodges of Rochester and also the Akron chamber of Commerce.
Those surviving are, the wife, Marie [JOHNSON]; two sons, Virgil "Bud" [JOHNSON], of Rochester; William [JOHNSON], of Ventura, Calif.; two brothers, Ferris and Samuel [JOHNSON], both of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Alberta TURTEE of Logansport, and Mrs. Elsie SHAW of Mosspoint, Miss., and five grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.
The body will be taken to his home near Athens at 6 p.m. today where friends may call until 12 noon Thursday when he will be brought back to the funeral home for services.

Wednesday, October 10, 1951

C. M. Long
Lafayette, Ind., Oct. 10 (INS) -- Funeral services were held in Lafayette today for C. M. LONG, 71, president of the farm clinic of the United States.
A native of Missouri, Mr. Long served many years as a member of the Agricultural extension staff of Purdue University and was active in Farm organizations all over the nation.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Carrie LONG; one sons and two daughters.

Thursday, October 11, 1951

Sophie Garst
Mrs. Sophie (EBERSALE) GARST, 94, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Eri Meiser four miles east of Kewanna near the Prairie Grove Church. Mrs. Garst had been in ill health for the past few weeks.
Born in Springfield, Ohio, December 20, 1857, she lived in Ohio most of her life except for the past few years when she visited with her daughters, Mrs. Eri Meiser of Kewanna and Mrs. Frank Layton of Springfield, Ohio.
Her husband, J. M. GARST and two daughters, Lola May and Irene [GARST], preceded her in death.
Mrs. Garst was a life long member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Springfield.
Survivors are one son, J. A. GARST, Bouciort, Kansas; two daughters, Mrs. Eri MEISER, Kewanna; Mrs. Frank LAYTON, of Springfield, Ohio; three brothers, Willis EBERSALE, Bellham, Wash.; John P. [EBERSALE], New Carlisle, Ohio; Jacob S. [EBERSALE], Shampin, Ill.; twelve grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday in Springfield, and burial will be in the Myers cemetery near North Hampton, Ohio. The body will be taken from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna to Ohio Friday.

Alvah Hugh McCarter
Alvah Hugh McCARTER, 86, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Yokem Nursing Home, Rochester. Mr. McCarter had been in ill health for the past seven weeks because of a fall he received while crossing the Erie railroad tracks on E. Eighth street, and had been bedfast since the accident.
Born December 6, 1865 the son of William and Susan (MILLER) McCARTER he spent his entire life in this community.
He was united in marriage to Henrietta GEORGE, June 6, 1888 where they set up housekeeping in Rochester. Mr. McCarter worked as a printer, clock repairman, telegrapher and a railroader. He was a member of the local Odd Fellows Lodge.
Survivors are his wife; one nephew in California, several cousins and hosts of friends.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. Charles Merrell SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery in charge of the IOOF.
The body is at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Friday, October 12, 1951

Dr. Robert H. Rea
Word has been received here of the death of Dr. Robert H. REA, 73, of Steilacoom, Washington, which occurred Wednesday afternoon. He is survived by a sister, Miss Lucretia REA, 1113 S. Main Street; his wife and a son, Robert [REA], Jr., both of Steilacoom.
Dr. Rea was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. O. A. REA, a native of Culver. He graduated from the Culver Militar Academy and the Rush Medical College, Chicago. After graduation from medical college he was a member of the staff of Dunning Institute in Chicago.
For the past 20 years, Dr. Rea had been on the staff of the state hospital at Steilacoom, until his retirement a year ago.
Funeral arrangements were not contained in the word received here. Miss Rea will be unable to go to Washington.
Dr. Rea was a member of the Lutheran church.

Saturday, October 13, 1951

Mrs. Earl Stimmel
Mrs. Teena MICKEY has received word that her niece, Mrs. Earl STIMMEL, of Decatur, Illinois, passed away Thursday, October 11. She will be buried there Monday following services at 1:30 at the Christian church.

James Sharp
James SHARP, of Peru, died Friday morning in Dukes Hospital according to word received here this morning by Don PRESSEL of the Peru Production Credit Association.
Sharp was well known through Fulton County as a field representative for the Peru firm.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 12:30 at the Christian church in Peru.
Mrs. Sharp has requested that Mr. Pressel act as a pall bearer for her husband.

Isaac Newton Darr
Isaac Newton DARR, 84, Route 2, died this morning at 9:15 following an illness of 13 months. Funeral arrangements will be announced in detail in Monday's News-Sentinel. Friends of the family may call at the Darr home after 8 o'clock this evening.

Mrs. Curtis E. Long
Funeral services will be conducted at the Kewanna Methodist church, Monday at 1 o'clock, for Mrs. Curtis E. LONG, of Kewanna.
Mrs. Long passed away at 10 a.m. at the Woodlawn hospital, Rochester. The body is at the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna.

Michael Dean Tullis
Graveside services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Milo TULLIS of Wabash were conducted at the Akron IOOF cemetery Thursday afternoon. The baby was born at the Wabash hospital, Tues., Oct. 9 and lived but 24 hours. It was named Michael Dean [TULLIS].
The survivors are the parents, one sister, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn TULLIS, of Wabash and the maternal grandfather, Earl SMILEY of Rochester. The mother was formerly Ruth SMILEY.

Monday, October 15, 1951

Frank Rarrick
Frank RARRICK, 72, died Saturday at 6:50 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital less than an hour after he was admitted. Cause of his death was thought to be from gas gangrene.
He had been caring for a farm owned by John LEEDS in the Jubilee neighborhood, eight and one-half miles southwest of here, while Leeds was visiting in Detroit with his daughter.
Rarriakc was found sick by Alfred RANS who lives nearby. Rans took him to the hospital.
Rarrick lived north of the Burton school, which is west of here. He farmed and was a trapper and hunter in addition to rearing and training hunting dogs.
He was born October 2, 1879 on a farm in the Burton neighborhood, northwest of Rochester. His parents were George and Nancy RARRICK.
Survivors are a niece, Mrs. Fred DAY, of Leiters Ford; a great-niece, Evelyn KLINE MacKENZIE, of Iowa and three nephews, Ralph CARTER, of Detroit and Rex and Zern RARRICK, of Toledo, O.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. W. D. ARCHIBALD of the Leiters Methodist church will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford IOOF cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John LEEDS, Clyde E. CASTLEMAN, Boyd HENDERSON, Earl MATHIAS, Ralph ALDERFER and Hubert GOCHENOUR.
The body is at the funeral home where friends may pay their respects.

Isaac Newton Darr
Funeral services for Isaac Newton DARR, 84, who passed away Saturday morning at his farm home Route 2, will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the residence. Rev. Frank BRIGGS, of Delphi, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Darr had a legion of friends throughout Fulton county and along the Erie R.R. route throughout the central West.
He was born Oct. 12, 1867 in Darke County, Ohio. Mr. Darr had been a resident of this community for over 50 years and also maintained a home in Huntington, Ind.
In 1890, in a ceremony pronounced in Allen County, Ohio, he was married to Susian (DENNIS) DARR. He was a retired Erie R.R. engineer. He started service with the Erie when a lad of 13 years of age, serving as a water boy when the tracks were being layed between Huntington and Hammond. Mr. Darr retired in 1937 after 50 years and 10 months of engine service on the Erie line. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive firemen and the Rochester Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, at home; a brother, John DARR, of Jackson, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Margaret MILTENBERGER, of South Bend; two granddaughters, Mrs. [Mildred M.] ROBBINS, of Huntington; Mrs. Frances Van DEREN, of Indianapolis and two great-grandchildren. The following children preceded Mr. Darr in death: Neoma DARR, Vaughn DARR and Mrs. Bernice [DARR] BARKMAN BRUBAKER.
The body rests at the Darr home northeast of this city where friends may call.

Henry W. Moesch
Indianapolis, Oct. 15--Henry W. MOESCH, 83-year-old father of Henry W. MOESCH, Jr., director of special events for the Indiana Department of Conservation, died yesterday in his home, 803 South Meridian Street.
Secretary-treasuere of Krebay Construction Co., Mr. Moesch was born in Germany and lived in Indianapolis since becoming a United States citizen 46 years ago.
He was one of the oldest memers of the Athenaeum Turners and a member of Zion Evangelical Church.
Survivine besides the son, is the widow, Mrs. Emma MOESCH.
Instead of sending floral tributes, friends who plannned to do so, were asked by the family to send eqivalent donations to the cancer research division of the Indiana University Medical Center.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday in Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery.
H. W. MOESCH, Jr., is well known to Fulton county citizens as for several years he has resided at his summer home on the banks of the Tippecanoe, west of Leiters Ford. To his friends here is is better known as "Heinie" MOESCH.

Tuesday, October 16, 1951

Mailen Krauss
Mrs. L. V. LOUDERBACK of this city, late yesterday received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Mailen KRAUSS, who passed away Monday morning in a Warsaw nursing home.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Home Church in Walton, Ind. Her late husband was formerly a minister at the Akron Presbyterian Church.
Among the survivors are a sister Mrs. C. B. CARLTON, of Lucerne, former resident of this city.

Wednesday, October 17, 1951

Larry C. and Barry J. Spear
Twin boys, Larry C. and Barry J. [SPEAR], born to Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Wayne SPEAR at 6:35 Tuesday evening at Woodlawn hospital died shortly after birth.
Brief graveside services were held today at 2:30 at the Bedford Cemetery near Monon.
One of the babies died at 8:30 Tuesday evening and the other lived until 3:30 Wednesday morning.
The parents live at Route 1, Akron. The mother is the former Ruth NEELY.

Edward C. Smith
Edward C. SMITH, 67, farmer residing on route 5, Rochester, passed away at his home 11 a.m. today. He had been in ill health for the past 13 weeks.
Funeral arrangements and a more complete obituary report will be published in Thursday's issue of The News-Sentinel.
Julian A. Powell
Funeral services for Julian A. POWELL, 28, former resident of this city, who passed away 2:35 p.m. Tuesday in a Fort Wayne hospital will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, this city. Rev. Charles M. SMITH assisted by Rev. Thomas J. LUKE, of South Bend will be in charge of the rites.
Mr. Powell had been in failing health since the first of the current year and had been confined in the hospital since August 13.
He was born in Rochester on October 5, 1923, the son of Samuel POWELL and Mrs. Lucille DRUDGE. Practically all of his life was spent in Rochester and vicinity. For the past few years he had been employed as a Greyhound Bus Co. driver with headquarters in Fort Wayne. He served 46 months in the U. S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Naval Reserves.
Mr. Powell also was a member of the Rochester Methodist church the American Legion Post and the Moose Lodge.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Wilson DRUDGE, his father, Samuel POWELL; his stepfather, Wilson DRUDGE, all of Rochester; a step-brother Vivian COLE, of Wake Island and a half-brother, Ronald POWELL, of this city.
The Leroy Shelton American Legion Post will assist in the final rites and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call.

Thursday, October 18, 1951

Pfc. Jack Schindler
Although no official confirmation from the U. S. Department of Defense has as yet been received, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SCHINDLER, route 1, Rochester received word yesterday of the death of their son, [Pfc. Jack SCHINDLER], which reportedly occurred Oct. 9 in the North Korea battle area.
This message was received from a buddy, Pfc. Bob SUGEL.
Pfc. Sugel in his letter said that he and Pfc. Schindler had entered a pact whereby if either was killed in action the survivor would notify the parents of the other. Pfc. Sugel said that Pfc. Schindler was killed about 8 a.m. on Oct. 9 and that he wrote the letter the same day and sent it airmail.
Pfc. Schindler was inducted into the service by the Fulton County Selective Service Board on March 13, 1951. He received his training at Camp Custer, Mich., and Ft. Riley, Kansas. He was attached to Company B, 8th Cavalry Regiment of the First Cavalry Division. He left Seattle, Wash., for the Far East July 19 and has been in battle action since August 16.
The deceased was born on a farm near this city April 5, 1930 and was the son of Ralph and Laura (GOTTSCHALK) SCHINDLER. He was graduated from the Rochester high school in 1948. He was first employed by the McMahan Construction Company and for six months prior to his induction by the General Tire & Rubber Company of Wabash.
Surviving are his parents, a sister, Mrs. Joseph KURT, Chicago, who was the former Virginia SCHINDLER, his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ida SCHINDLER and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William GOTTSCHALK of Rochester.
Mr. and Mrs. Schindler are attempting to obtain confirmation through the Department of Defense as to their son's death.

Arnold M. Rhoads
Final rites for Arnold M. RHOADS, who passed away at St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend at 5:43 p.m. Tues., October 16, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Plymouth Presbyterian church.
He is the son of Fred and Laura POORE of Kewanna, born July 4, 1895 at Logansport.
He has been a resident of Plymouth for five years, and prior to that time lived in Chicago.
He married Dorothy REYNOLDS August 29, 1942. He was employed by the United Telephone Co. of Plymouth.
He was a member of Emerald Ave. Presbyterian church of Chicago.
Survivors besides the wife and his parents of here, one son, Fred [RHOADS] of Chicago, Mary Ellen and Arnold [RHOADS], Jr., of Plymouth, and two grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the Johnson and Son Funeral Home of Plymouth after 7:00 p.m. Thursday until the hour of the service. Interment in New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Julian A. Powell
Changes have been made in the plans for the funeral services for Julian POWELL, according to an announcement made today by members of the family. The rites will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Methodist church with the Rev. Charles SMITH in charge.
Julian attended the Rochester and Talma schools and was a graduate of the St. Joseph, Mich. H.S. class of '41. Vivian COLE, of Wake Island is a brother of the deceased. The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call.

Ada A. Stanley
Mrs. Ada A. STANLEY, 88, resident of the Fulton community for many years, died at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace DAVIS, in Elwood after a two weeks' illness.
Born in Fayette county April 25, 1863, she was married to Franklin STANLEY. The couple came to Liberty township in 1901. His death occurred Dec. 20, 1927 and since that time she had lived with her two sons in Elwood. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are four sons and seven daughters: Victor [STANLEY], Falmouth, Ind.; Glen [STANLEY], Fulton; Russell and Nathan [STANLEY], Elwood; Grace DAVIS, Elwood; Zora BLACKETOR, Rochester; Bertha FRAILING and Edna WERNER, Peru; Gladys CROOK, Logansport; Irma MURDEN and Lucille BAGGERLY, Fulton; eighteen grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four half-brothers and one half-sister John RETHERFORD, Winamac; Cleve and George [RETHERFORD], Hagerstown; Charles [RETHERFORD], Curtisville; Laura MEYERS, Newcastle.
The body was taken from the Ditmire funeral home to the Irma Murden residence three miles north of here at noon today. Friends may call there, and final rites, Friday at 2 p.m. will be at the Murden home. The Rev. John RETHERFORD of Marion will officiate and burial will be in Fulton cemetery.

Edward C. Smith
Funeral services for Edward Clair SMITH, 67, ex-trustee of Richland township, will be held 3 p.m. Friday at the Tiosa Brethren church. The Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER, of the Richland Center Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.
His death followed a 15 weeks illness from a heart ailment. He had been a resident of Richland township throughout his entire life, where he was engaged in farming.
Richard Clair, son of Obed and Margaret SMITH was born October 1, 1884 on a farm near Tiosa. On Agust 31, 1918 he was married to Esther HANAMAKER, of Plymouth. Mr. Smith served as trustee of Richland township from 1947 to 1951.
Besides his wife, he leaves a foster daughter, Mrs. Edith LILLY, of South Bend; two brothers, Howard SMITH, of Tiosa and Otto SMITH, Route 5, Rochester, and an aunt, Mrs. Dora WILSON, of Culver. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The body which now rests at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, will be taken to the Tiosa Brethren church at 1 p.m. Friday where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Melvin Perdue,
Wade Ulmer and
Jack Blue

Indiana's highway death toll soared again today with the killing of three men in a two-car crash a half mile south of Lakeville on U. S. 31 about 1 o'clock this morning.
Four other men were gravely injured.
The St. Joseph County Sheriff's office identified the dead as: Melvin PERDUE, 23, Rochester, Wade ULMER, 20, Etna Green, Jack BLUE, 24, Mentone.
The four injured men were listed as: Glenn HART, 24, Rochester, William BIGGS, 29, Rochester, James BLACKETOR, 30, Fulton, Randall McCROSKY, 36, Fulton.
Sheriff's deputies Frank BERRY and Ed ARDOS, stated that Perdue suffered severe shock, severe head injuries and multiple fractures. He died in Memorial hospital, South Bend, about three hours after the crash after a first aid crew from the sheriff's department futilely attempted to save his life with the administration of oxygen and artificial respiration.
Young Blue, survived until 1:45 this morning with a broken neck.
Ulmer, according to the officers who investigated the accident, died instantly.
The injured men, all from the Rochester area are reported to be in fair to good condition.
Blacketor, suffered hip and leg fractures and is said to be in good condition in Memorial hospital, South Bend. McCrosky had both legs broken and is reported as being in fair condition. Hart sustained a fractured right ankle and left arm, and Biggs received a fractured left leg and arm. Both the Rochester men are reported in good condition.
The scene of the crash was the narrow two-lane concrete stretch of U.S. 31 just south of Lakeville.
According to the reports of the investigating officers, Ulmer, accompanied by Blue, was northbound when he suddenly swerved sharply into the path of the south-bound Perdue car, in which were riding the other four men.
It is not known definitely what caused Ulmer to lose control of his car, but deputies say that possibly he blew out a left front tire, hurling his vehicle across the path of the oncoming car driven by Perdue.
Investigation indicates that neither car was being driven at an excessively high speed.
However, Mr. and Mrs. Ray ALDERFER of Lake Manitou, who had been visiting relatives in South Bend last evening, passed the scene of the crash within minutes after the accident happened. Alderfer, whose car was stopped by State Police, walked to the wrecked cars. According to his opinion the two vehicles must have met with crushing impact, for Ulmer was still pinned behind the wheel of his car and Alderfer was told that he would have to be cut free with a torch. The Perdue car was completely demolished, and both cars were thrown clear off the pavement by the collision and were on the shoulder on the west side of the road.
Alderfer said the wreck happened on the straightaway about a half mile south of the Nickel Plate crossing just south of Lakeville.
Perdue and the four men riding with him were all employed at the Studebaker plant in South Bend, and had just left work with the change of shift at midnight. Blue and Ulmer were both apparently reporting for work at Bendix Aviation where they were employed.
Melvin Leonard PERDUE was born May 22, 1928, at Roanoke, Va., to Mrs. Geiger GILLILAND by a former marriage, and came to Indiana when he was six months old.
He enlisted in the Army in February, 1946, and upon his discharge in 1949 married the former Patricia THOMAS.
Young Perdue was a member of the Leroy Shelton Post American Legion.
Besides his wife and one daughter, Patricia Jane [PERDUE], he is survived by his mother and step-father, Geiger GILLILAND; one sister, Mrs. George CRISSINGER of Rochester; two brothers, Thomas D. [PERDUE] of Rochester and Dean [PERDUE] of Aberdeen, Md., and a step-brother Richard GILLILAND, also of Rochester.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 by the Leroy Shelton Post, American Legion, at the Rochester Methodist church, with Rev. Charles SMITH officiating.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here under the direction of Zimmerman Brothers. The body will remain in state at the Zimmerman funeral home until time for the services at the church.

Friday, October 19, 1951

Reuben Royer
Reuben ROYER died at his home three miles east of Akron at 3:30 a.m. today. He had been in failing health for the past four years. He passed away in the same home where he had resided since his birth on Jan. 18, 1869.
In 1900 he was married to Nerla HOFFMAN. His parents were Benjamin and Sarah (PRICE) ROYER. Mr. Royer followed the occupation of farming up until his retirement a few years ago. He was a member of Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving are his widow; two sons, Vern [ROYER], of Akron; Robert [ROYER], of Bloomington, Ind., and several nieces and nephews. He was the last of a family of eight children.
Funeral services will be held at the Akron Church of God, 3 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Interment will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the residence after 7 p.m. this evening.

Julian Powell
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church for Julian POWELL who passed away Tuesday in a Fort Wayne hospital.
The Leroy Shelton American Legion Post assisted in the final rites and burial was held in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Gertrude Curry
Mrs. Gertrude CURRY, 62, who resides four miles southwest of Akron passed away 5:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been seriously ill for the past two weeks. Mrs. Curry resided in Henry township for practically her entire life and had many friends throughout that section of the county.
She was born August 14, 1889, at Rochester, the daghter of Saul and Jammia GIVLER. She was married to Jack CURRY, of Kokomo, in 1934. Mrs. Curry was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors are the husband; four stepdaughters, Mrs. James EGLESTON, Topeka, Kans.; Mrs. Lester KEKAN, Elgin, Ill.; Mrs. Carl HELLER, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Don PABLO, Detroit, and a stepson, Paul CURRY, Elgin, Ill.
Final rites will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, October 20, 1951

Clifford Crabb
Clifford CRABB, 56, of Indianapolis, former resident of Fulton and Cass counties, died at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon at the Veterans hospital, Indianapolis, shortly after having been admitted.
Born in Fulton county Feb. 25, 1895, he had moved to Indianapolis from Logansport in 1934. His residence in that city was at 1810 Lockwood. He was an employee of the Pennsylvania railroad and a veteran of World War I.
His marriage on Nov. 1, 1923, was to Alta BOWMAN, who survives. Also surviving are his father, Arthur CRABB, Kewanna, a half-sister, Ielda CRABB, Kewanna, a half-brother, Ray CRABB, of Kewanna.
The body is at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton and final rites will be held there at 2:30 Sunday with Rev. E. M. REED officiating. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery.

Chester L. Vanscoyk
Funeral services for Chester L. VANSCOYK were held Friday afternoon in the Presbyterian church, Kentland, Ind. Those from here attending the services were his brother Erle VANSCOYK, route 4; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn VANSCOYK, a nephew and Mr. and Mrs. R. L. RIGHTER, the latter a niece.

Jessie Baldwin
Mrs. Jessie BALDWIN of 205 N. Jefferson street, this city, passed away 11:25 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been seriously ill for over three months.
She was born [Jessie GORSLINE] in Fulton county on January 20, 1881, the daughter of William M. and Olive (GREER) GORSLINE. On April 8, 1913 she was married to Wilbur A. BALDWIN, who preceded her in death.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Bernice ZELLERS, of Kewanna and Mrs. Vera GIBSON, of Mishawaka; three sons, Albert [BALDWIN], of Hammond; Homer C. and Ralph E. [BALDWIN] of South Bend; eighteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at the Grace Methodist church, Rochester, 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Charles SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, Saturday evening and all day Sunday.

Monday, October 22, 1951

Neyl Hoover
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosva Neyl HOOVER, of Macy, will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Darrell TAGGART officiating. Mrs. Hoover passed away 11 p.m. Saturday evening at the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had been residing for the past 18 months.
She was born [Rosva Neyl BUTLER] in Rochester in 1881, the daughter of William and Catherine (PHILLIPS) BUTLER. She was married to Milton HOOVER, at Marve, Montana. He preceded her in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Hoover has been a resident of Macy for over 15 years. She was a 50-year memer of the Macy OES No. 124 and was a past matron of that organization.
Survivors are a brother, Minor BUTLER, of Toledo, O., and two sisters, Mrs. Mary BLACK and Mrs. Mona , both of this city.
[Buried in Plainview cemetery, Macy, Indiana.]

George G. Button
George G. BUTTON, retired blacksmith, died about 4 p.m. Saturday at the home of his son Jesse BUTTON near Fulton, age 79 years.
He was born April 7, 1872, near Royal Center, and later made his home on Winamac, route 3. The body was taken to the Harrison chapel where it will remain until the services there Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Cline cemetery.
Survivors are three sons, Jesse, Clyde [BUTTON] of Logansport; Forrest [BUTTON] of Monon; two daughters, Mrs. Celia BARR of Logansport, Mrs. Leafy STILLHORN of Monon; one brother, Harley [BUTTON] of Francesville; three sisters, Mrs. Nora SUTTON of Royal Center, Mrs. Jess WISLEY of Durand, Mich., Mrs. Clarissa CLICK, of Denver; thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Julian A. Powell
The out-of-town guests who attended the final rites for the late Julian A. POWELL were:
Miss Ruth PARRETT, Toledo, O.; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest PUGH, Antwerp, O.; Albert CRAIG, Jr., Eaton, O.; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley KILE, Mr. and Mrs. Charles KILE, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WHISTLER, Mr. and Mrs. Fred SPARKS, Mr. and Mrs. Leotis COCHRAN and Mrs. Lloyd SNYDER, all of South Bend.
George NOME, of Mishawaka; Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. KILE, Chicago; Ralph HUMPHREYS, Harold COCHRAN, Ben RUPPERT, Tom COKELEY, Dale PARRETT, Oregon LOCHLER and Charles CANFIELD, all of Ft. Wayne.
Mrs. Cleo DEWEISE, Mrs. Irene BURNS, A. A. CLAYTON, Mr. and Mrs. Robert DIELMAN, J. O. EVANS and Glen SMITH, all of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur COCHRAN and daughter Julia Ann; Mrs. Joan ELLINGER and family; Mrs. Chas. BISHOP, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert CRAIG, Mr. and Mrs. Robert CALAHON, all of Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Bert COCHRAN, of Benton Harbor, Mich. and Mr. and Mrs. Ted SCOTT of Bourbon.

Tuesday, October 23, 1951

David E. Moss
David E. MOSS, 69, passed away 4 a.m. today at his farm home, four miles south of Fulton. He had been in ill health for over a year. Mr. Moss had been a resident of Cass county throughout his entire life and had many friends in the southern sections of Fulton county.
He was born November 23, 1881 in Cass county, the son of Abraham and Minerva (WOODHOUSE) MOSS. He was married to May BEAMER on February 14, 1903.
Surviving are his wife and the following children: Mrs. Hazel PIERSON, Marseilles, Ill.; Mrs. Garnet RIMPLER, Twelve Mile; Ellis, Carl, Tom [MOSS], all of Twelve Mile; Raymone and Edwin [MOSS], of Logansport and Leroy [MOSS], of Rochester. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a brother, Grover MOSS, of Twelve Mile and two sisters, Mrs. Clara KENZIE, of Logansport and Mrs. Beatrice CONRAD, of Twelve Mile.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corinth Brethren curch with the Rev. Gilbert MAUS in charge. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery. The body will be returned from the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton to the residence Wednesday noon, where friends may call.

Wednesday, October 24, 1951

Adaline Lewis
Mrs. Adaline LEWIS, 78, resident of Macy, died Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at a Logansport hospital.
Born March 25, 1877, in Fulton county near Kewanna, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew JACKSON. For the past 20 years she had lived in Macy. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Her marriage on July 11, 1901, was to Charles LEWIS, who died in 1921. Survivors are three sons and two daughters: John [LEWIS], Culver; Andrew [LEWIS], Three Rivers, Michigan; Otto [LEWIS], Macy; Mrs. Mabel DIELMAN, Macy; Mrs. Opal ROBINSON, Peu; a sister, Mrs. Amanda TATMAN, Eau Claire, Mich.; seventeen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Macy Methodist church with Rev. D. L. TAGGART officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery, Marshall county. The body will be removed from the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton to the Otto LEWIS residence in Miami county, Thursday noon.

Thursday, October 25, 1951

Adaline Lewis
Funeral services for Mrs. Adaline LEWIS, 78, of Macy, who died in Logansport Tuesday afternoon, will be held Friday at the Macy Methodist church at 1:30 Rev. D. L. TAGGART will be in charge.
Burial will be in the Zion cemetery, Marshall county.
The body was removed from the Ditmire Home, Fulton at noon today to the Otto LEWIS residence in Miami county.

Friday, October 26, 1951

Charles Junior Schmeltz
Charles Junior SCHMELTZ, died at birth 2 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth. His parents are Charles and Marcella SCHMELTZ of 723 W. Harrison st., Plymouth.
Other survivors are two brothers, Dale [SCHMELTZ], 9, and Leroy [SCHMELTZ], 2; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Parker McGRIFF of Argos and Mrs. and Mrs. Fred SCHMELTZ, of LaPorte.
Prayer services were held 3 p.m. today at the Grossman Funeral Home Argos, with Rev. Kenneth DEEN, of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Charles Mathias
Charles MATHIAS, 67, passed away at 11 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles LINDZY, New Paris, Ind. He was the father of Lloyd MATHIAS, of this city.
The body is being returned to the Foster Funeral Home, this city. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, October 27, 1951

Charles Mervin Mathias
Final rites for Charles Mervin MATHIAS will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the St. Paul E.U.B. church, this city, with the Rev. David E. LIVENGOOD in charge. Rev. William HUGHES, pastor of the church will assist in the services. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, here.
Mr. Mathias was born March 31, 1880 in Rochester. In March of 1900 he was married to Mae LISEY who preceded him in death on February 13, 1916. He was the son of John and Suzanna (WALES] MATHIAS. His seond marriage was on June 3, 1919 to Susie CARPENTER. Mr. Mathias was a member of the United Brethren church.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Lloyd Floyd and John [MATHIAS], of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. George PORTER, Lakeville; Mrs. Charles LINDSY, New Paris, Ind; Miss Pauline MATHIAS, Lakeville; two brothers, Wesley and Carl [MATHIAS], both of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Ina MARSH and Mrs. Ruth CASTLEMAN, Rochester and three grandchildren.

Sarah Abbott
Mrs. Sarah ABBOTT, 83, passed away 3:30 a.m. today at the Stansbury Nursing Home, north shore of Lake Manitou. She had been in ill health for the past four months.
She was born April 19, 1868, in Shelby County, Indiana, the daughter of John and Mary (BROWN) FUGATE. Mrs. Abbott came to Fulton county when she was 11 years old and has been a resident in this community ever since. She was married to Frank ABBOTT.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ella TAYLOR, of this city, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mae FUGATE, also of this city.
Funeral services will be held Monday 2:30 p.m. at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. William HUGHES will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, October 29, 1951

Minnie M. Perschbacher
Mrs. Minnie M. PERSCHBACHER, 80, widow of the late Miles W. PERSCHBACHER, passed away late Saturday evening in the Memorial Hospital, South Bend, after an illness of six weeks due to heart trouble and complications.
A resident of Newcastle township for many years, she moved to South Bend following the death of her husband 15 years ago.
Born in Miami county, February 19, 1871, she was married to Miles W. Perschbacher in 1899 and they resided in the Perschbacher homestead seven miles northeast of the city. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church this city.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. F. STRIKER, Arlington, Va.; a son, Miles S. PERSCHBACHER, Plymouth, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. E. Y. ROBBINS, South Bend and three grandchildren. Mrs. Wyle BONINE, of this city, is a sister-in-law of the deceased.
The body rests at the Hay Funeral Home, South Bend where friends may call. Short services will be held from there at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the Lutheran church, this city, from 1 p.m. until the hour of the services, 2 p.m. Tuesday. The services will be in charge of Rev. Paul SCHWAN assisted by Rev. BERGGREN, pastor of the Gloria Del Lutheran Church, of South Bend.
Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester.

Burwell Hammond
Burwell HAMMOND, 76, was found dead in his bed at his home in Akron at 8 a.m. today. His death is believed to have occurred Sunday night from a heart attack. He had been a resident of Akron and commity for over 40 years.
He was born December 19, 1874 near Beaver Dam, the son of John and Margaret (SARBER) HAMMOND. His wife, Elizabeth (WARNER) HAMMOND died in 1944. Mr. Hammond followed the brick-layer occupation throughout his entire life.
Survivors are a son, Robert [HAMMOND], of South Bend; four grandchildren and a brother, Wilbur HAMMOND, of Akron.
Final rites will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Akron Church of God. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body rests at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, where friends may call.

Alice S. Cover
Mrs. Alice S. COVER, of Denver, passed away 5:30 a.m. today in the Dukes Hospital, Peru. She had been in ill health for the past month.
A native of Miami county, she was born May 22, 1868 and had been a resident of Denver for over 60 years. Her parents were William and Katherine (STHROM) GROAT. She was married in 1887 to Perry COVER, at Macy. Mrs. Cover was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are the following children Ralph E. [COVER], of Macy; Henry R. [COVER], of Denver; Mrs. Esther M. BLAIR, of Olden, Mo.; twenty-five grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesda 2 p.m. at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the West Lawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 30, 1951

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Wednesday, October 31, 1951

Paul J. Burns
Mr. and Mrs. Paul BURNS, route 5, Rochester, have received word today that the bod of their son Paul J. BURNS, Jr., 24, who was killed in action north of Taegu, Korea on Jan. 22, 1951 is enroute home for final rites and burial.
Paul was a member of the 7th Division, 17th Regimental Combat Team.
The parents today stated the services would be conducted here in Rochester, however, the exact details are pending. The message was received from the Office of Quartermaster General, Washington, D. C. early today.

Thursday, November 1, 1951

Lt. John W. Collins
Word has been received by Mrs. Mildred LOCKE EDGINGTON and Wilbur LOCKE, both of Route 1, Macy, that the body of their step-brother, Lt. John W. COLLINS, of Manchester, Ohio, has been returned to his home there for burial.
Lt. collins was killed in action in Korea while serving with the 7th Infantry Division. He had been reported missing in action last March. A later report from the Department of Defense stated that he was a prisoner of war and then his family received word that he had been killed in action last February 15.

Friday, November 2, 1951

Bruce Jay Eikenberry
Bruce Jay [EIKENBERRY], 16 month old son of Glen and Vernice EIKENBERRY, route 1, Denver, passed away 2:58 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. The little child had been critically ill with lukemia for the past seven weeks. He was born June 23, 1950.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, Bill [EIKENBERRY], a sister Jean [EIKENBERRY] and the grandparents. Mrs. Van BROWN, of this city, is an aunt.
The body is at the Eikenberry Funeral Home, Peru. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Frank Shireman
Frank SHIREMAN, 88, passed away at the home of his nephew Parker McGRIFF of route 2, Argos, at 4:30 a.m. Friday.
Cause of death was pneumonia. He had been in ill health for the past five weeks.
Born February 12, 1863 in Tyner, he had lived in the Argos community for the past 25 years having moved from Lakeville where he was raised by his foster parents.
Mr. Shireman was a retired teamster and laborer. Survivors are several nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Sarah (McGRIFF) HAINES preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. M. E. CORMICAN of Argos will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The bosy is at the Grossman funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, November 3, 1951

Edgar McVay
Edgar McVAY, 70, passed away 7 p.m. Friday at his home in Peru. He had been critically ill for the past two months. Mr. McVay was retired railroad conductor and had been a resident of Peru for 30 years. Previously he resided on a farm near Kewanna.
He was born June 20, 1881 in Pulaski county, the son of Hiram and Anna (KISSINGER) McVAY.
Surviving arehis wife, the former Nora DUNFEE; a daughter, Mrs. Helen HUDSON, of Peru; two sons, Harold [McVAY] of Marion, Ralph [McVAY], of Peru; a brother, Harry McVAY of this city; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Monday, November 5, 1951

Willard Newcomb
Willard Elza NEWCOMB, 79, prominent retired farmer of the Richland Center community, passed away 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at his home, route 3, Argos. He had been in failing health for the past six years.
Mr. Newcomb came to Fulton county when but 10 years of age, and had resided at the homestead in which he died for over 69 years. He had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Willard Elza, son of Henry and Alice NEWCOMB was born December 15, 1871 in Whitley county, Ind. On Octoer 6, 1894 he was married to Anna ALDERFER in a ceremony pronounced in Rochester. He was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife Anna [NEWCOMB]; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth OVERMYER, route 3, Argos; three grandchildren; two brothers, DeWitt NEWCOMB, of route 2, Argos; Lando NEWCOMB, of Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Iva RUNNELLS, of Peru and Mrs. Ethel McGRIFF, of near Argos.
The body will be taken from the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, to the Newcomb residence at 5 p.m. today where friends may call.
Prayer services will be held at the residence at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and the regular funeral rites will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Richland Center Methodist church. Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.

John Shafer / Shaffer
John SHAFER / SHAFFER, age 65, died at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, November 3rd, 1951 at Woodlawn Hospital, following an illness of one week. His residence was at Nyona Lake.
He was born at Bennett Switch, Ind., October 2nd, 1886, son of John E. and Alice (TURNER) SHAFFER. His marriage was to Bessie Van FOSSEN, who preceded him in death Sept. 11, 1943.
Mr. Shaffer bought land at Nyona Lake 30 years ago, which at that time had only three cottages on the lake. Because of his farsightedness he visualized a splendid pleasure resort which would be enjoyed by many people. When he bought originally one acre of ground it was covered with vines and underbrush, and the only asset to the place was a natural gravel and sand bottom bathing beach.
In those days horse and buggies were quite popular and a long hitching post was built to accommodate those in the nearby territory. As transportation facilities improved and automobiles and paved highways became more numerous he kept in pace with the times and bought land on both sides of the lake, laying it off in lots which were quickly accepted by the public.
Survivors are eight children and grandchildren. A son, Eldorado [SHAFFER], living at Nyona Lake, a daughter Nyona CASBON of Warsaw and a daughter Betty GRABLE of Nyona Lake. One brother, Manford [SHAFFER] at Kokomo and a sister Bessie SHOWALTER living at Kokomo. [He renamed Mud Lake after his daughter Nyona Shaffer, Nyona Lake. -WCT]
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Macy.
Funeral services will be held at Ditmire's Funeral Home in Fulton, Tuesday, November 6th, at 1 p.m. with Rev. D. L. TAGGART in charge. A short service and cremation will follow at Washington Park Crematorium, Indianapolis at 3:30 p.m. The body will remain at the Ditmire Funeral Home and friends may call there.

Tuesday, November 6, 1951

Emma Kirk
Mrs. Emma KIRK, 73, died at 8:10 Monday evening at her home, seven miles northwest of Fulton after a ten weeks' illness.
Born March 21, 1878, in Cass county she was the daughter of Hazel and Catherine SAVAGE WARFIELD. She had resided all of her life in Cass and Fulton counties and was a member of the Christian church at Lucerne.
Her marriage was to Leonard KIRK, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters and a son, Mrs. Blanche PARKINS, Logansport, Mrs. Golda SMITH and Sam KIRK, both of Kewanna; a sister, Minnie INGRAM, Lucerne; ten grandchildren.
The body will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence this evening where friends may call. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fletchers Lake M. E. church, in charge of the Reverend Herbert LePAGE. Burial will be in the Fletchers Lake cemetery.

Roy Robbins
Final rites for Roy ROBBINS, 76, former resident of this city, who was found dead in his home in Miami Friday, were held at 10:30 Monday in the Bubb funeral chapel, Mishawaka. Burial was made there.
Born on a farm southwest of Rochester Feb. 21, 1875, he was the son of Cyrus and Sarah ROBBINS. He was employed as a barber here, later going to Mishawaka. About seven years ago he opened a shop at Clymers and six years ago moved to Miami.
He was married to Minnie HILL of this city, who preceded him in death. Survivors are three children, Rockford [ROBBINS], Kokomo; Mrs. Bernice WYSONG, South Bend; Frances [ROBBINS], Detroit; three grandchildren; one brother and two sisters: Charles ROBBINS and Mrs. Bert COLE, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Minnie MARTINDALE, Peru.

Sgt. 1/c Onis Ulerick
Final services for Sgt. 1/c Onis ULERICK, killed May 23, in Korea, will be held Friday at 1:30 at the Bethlehem Methodist church, near Twelve Mile. The Reverend WILBURN and the Reverend CRESS will officiate and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
The body will arrive in Logansport Wednesday noon and will be taken to the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl MOSS, two miles northwest of Twelve Mile, where friends may call. Also surviving is a brother, Estel ULERICK, Twelve Mile.
Born in Bethlehem township, Cass county, he was the son of Cecil R. and Hazel ULERICK. He attended Metea high school.
The Ditmire funeral home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, November 7, 1951

Charles P. Sayger
Charles P. SAYGER, 73, of Athens, died 5:45 this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. A. DUST, of Chicago. Mr. Sayger suffered a stroke of paralysis seven months ago and gradually became worse. He had many friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county.
He was born June 23, 1878 in Fulton county and all of [his] life was spent in Athens and vicinity. He was married to Ida Mae ZELLERS. Mr. Sayger operated a sawmill also a threshing machine outfit for a long nmber of years.
Survivors are his wife [Ida Mae SAYGER] and the following children: Mrs. Elsie DUST, of Chicago; William SAYGER, of Rochester; Lena ARNOLD, of Los Angeles, Calif., Robert [SAYGER], of Schereville, Ind. and Mary SULLIVAN, of Chicago; three brothers, Perry SAYGER, of Logansport; Walter SAYGER, of Elkhart and Herschel SAYGER, of Rochester.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is being removed to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, this city.

Dr. George Edgar Hoffman
Dr. George Edgar HOFFMAN, a pioneer citizen of this city passed away 1:30 a.m. today at his home 1012 South Madison street. Death which came suddenly was attributed to a coronary embolism. He had been in failing health for the past few years. He was downtown yesterday and voted and last evening he was seen in one of the restaurants where he was eating his supper.
Dr. Hoffman had followed his medical profession here in Rochester for practically all of his adult life with the exception of eight years which he spent as assistant superintendent of the Northern Indiana Hospital, at Logansport. He was one of the founders of the Farmers & Merchants Bank, of this city and for the past several years served as president of that institution.
He was born October 22, 1865 in Miami county, on a farm near Macy. His parents were Frederick and Susanna (ZIMMERMAN) HOFFMAN. He was married to Ethel YODER, of near Macy and she preceded him in death on January 28, 1924.
Dr. Hoffman was a graduate of Ann Arbor (Mich.) and Monmouth (Ill.) medical colleges. He was a member of the Fulton County Medical Association which organization presented him with a 50 year service pin a few years ago. During his long years of practice in this community he served several years as both city and county health officer. He was a keen student of civic, national and world affairs and was one of the leaders of the Rochester Great Books class.
Survivors are a son, John Frederick HOFFMAN, of Chicago; a brother Frederick HOFFMAN, of Long Beach, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Clara RHODES, of this city.
Dr. Hoffman was a member of the Macy Methodist Church.
Dr. Hoffman's funeral services will be held at two p.m. Friday at the Rochester Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles M. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
The body will remain at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call until the hour of services.

Charles F. Rowe
Fulton county relatives today were apprised of the death of Charles F. ROWE, 90, former Athens resident, who passed away Tuesday in a Chicago hospital.
The body is being returned to the Moyer-Haupert Funeral home, Akron. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Thursday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, November 8, 1951

Charles F. Rowe
Funeral services for Charles F. ROWE, 90, who died in Chicago Tuesday, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Athens E.U.B. church with Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. The body has been moved to the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron where friends may call until the hour of the service.
Mr. Rowe was born December 18, 1869 in the Athens community; his entire lifetime was spent there with the exception o the last ten years when he resided in Chicago with his nephew, Mr. and Mrs. William ROWE. He was the son of Charles and Elizabeth (SAMPLE) ROWE.
The deceased was a retired farmer and a member of the Athens E. U. B. church.
Survivors include five half-sisters, Mrs. Meda SCHMIDT and Mrs. Daisy MOONSHOWER, both of Chicago; Mrs. Flora ARTER, Akron; Mrs. Bertha MOONSHOWER, Athens; and Mrs. Cora PAYNE, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.

H. A. COOK, former resident of Akron died suddenly Tuesday afternoon in Elkhart, Ind., from a heart attack.
He was born in Cameron, Mo., July 20, 1892 and was married to Maggie GOLDMAN. Mr. Cook was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Modern Woodmen. The Masonic rites will be given at the services.
Survivors are six children: Mrs. Paul WHITCOMB, of Rochester; Kenneth COOK, of Elkhart; Robert and Kermit COOK, of Florida; Quentin COOK, of Mishawaka; Mrs. Ken ZINGREBE, of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Harrison SANDS, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the White Funeral Home, Elkhart.

Charles P. Sayger
Funeral services for Charles P. SAYGER, 73, will be held Saturday 2 p.m. at the Athens U.B. church. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
The names of two sons were omitted in the obituary report which was published Wednesday. They are Chester SAYGER, of East Chicago and Lester SAYGER of Chicago.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, this city, where friends may call.
Dr. George Edgar Hoffman
EDITORIAL
Final rites for one of Fulton county's pioneer professional men, namely Dr. George Edgar HOFFMAN, will be held in this city, Friday afternoon.
This well-known citizen had practiced medicine in Rochester and Fulton county for well over three score of years and had a legion of friends in the northern districts of the state. In his earlier years Dr. Hoffman had given well-prepared papers before medic groups throughout the central west which were of invaluable service to his profession. He served as a high official in one of the state's hospitals for mental patients for several years and then returned to Rochester for semi-retirement.
His retirement never came about, however, as he was wont to aid many of the community's unfortunates who were in the need of medical attention and in dire cases of this nature his services were always available whether or not there would be any cash benefits for his efforts.
Dr. Hoffman's interests in life were varied. He was well-versed in literature, astronomy, local, state and world affairs and was an avid student of human nature. He possessed a dry sense of humor which often cropped to the surface as he conversed with his old friends.
As a high official of a local banking institution his ideas and recommendations were always held in high esteem by the directorate. Despite his advanced years he made twice daily trips to his office where he enjoyed meeting his numerous friends and conversing on the topics of the day.
A most interesting career has been ended by the passing of Dr. George Edgar Hoffman, but all those who knew him intimately will long cherish his memory.

Friday, November 9, 1951

William Fred Ball
William Fred BALL, 67, former resident of this city, passed away 2:30 a.m. today at his home in Toledo, Ohio. He had been a resident of Toledo since 1945. Mr. and Mrs. Ball previously had resided in this city for over 27 years and had many friends throughout the county.
He was born in Defiance, Ohio in 1884, and on June 30, 1914 he was married to Miss Fay McINTIRE, of this city at Toledo. His parents were William and Abbie BALL. Mr. Ball was a member of the Rochester Moose Lodge.
Survivors are his wife [Fay BALL], of Toledo; a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Francis SEDER, of Los Angeles, Calif. and a grandson, William Frederick, SEDER, of Log Angeles.
The body was taken to the Birkencamp Funeral Home, Toledo, from where it will be brought to the Zimmerman Funeral Home, this city.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Saturday, November 10, 1951

William Fred Ball
Funeral services for Fred BALL, 67, who passed away at his home in Toledo, Friday morning will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, this city at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
The body will arrive at the funeral home here late Sunday evening. Friends may call at the home from Monday up until the hour of services.

George Edgar Hoffman
The following out-of-town relatives and friends attended the funeral services for Dr. George E. HOFFMAN here, Friday afternoon:
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd YIKE and Mrs. Leon BABCOCK and son, David, of South Bend; Mrs. Raymond KREIG of Plymouth; and Jim YIKE of Indianapolis; Glenn SOUTHERTON of Ann Arbor, Michigan where he is attending college; Mr. and Mrs. John Frederick HOFFMAN, of Chicago.
Mrs. Grover TILLETT, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey BUTT, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil PROYER, Willard and Julius YODER, Mr. and Mrs. Lee SOUTHERTON, all of Peru; Ellis and Kenneth YODER and Mr. and Mrs. BUTT and Mrs. Anna WENTZEL of Rich Valley; Harriet Von EHRENSTEIN of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Roy LISTENBERGER of Culver; Mr. and Mrs. Roy YODER, Hammond; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde AULT and Mrs. Miller AULT of Nyona Lake; and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence HENDRICKSON of Fulton.

Monday, November 12, 1951

SK2C Dean Fletcher Carter
Argos relatives late Saturday were notified of the death of Dean Fletcher CARTER, SK2C, which occurred in a naval training base at Switzerland, Fla, earlier in the day. Details of the death were not given in the brief message. He had been a resident of Argos for the past four years coming there from South Bend.
He was born April 27, 1916, at Bringhurst, Ind. His parents were Dr. Emerson and Mary CARTER. He was married Nov. 21, 1942, to Anne CIEMPIL at Chicago.
Prior to his entry into the U. S. Navy he was employed at the Studebaker plant, South Bend. Mr. Carter was also a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church and the American Legion Post No. 68.
Survivors are his wife, and two daughters, Patricia and Bonnie Kay [CARTER], all of Argos; his mother, Mrs. Mary Carter, of Bringhurst, Ind.; a brother, Dana [CARTER], of South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Rose Mary UTTERBACK, of Indianapolis.
The body is being returned to the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Evelyn Quevillon
Mrs. Evelyn QUEVILLON, 72, of near Tiosa, died 9:54 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been critically ill for a week.
Mrs. Quevillon was born November 16, 1878, in Indiana, the daughter of Frank and Anna RICHARDS.
Survivors are her husband, Gilbert QUEVILLON; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn WARNER, of Chicago, and a son, Joesph [QUEVILLON], of Oak Park, Ill.
The body was removed from the Foster Funeral Home Sunday night and taken to the Fruzyna Funeral Home in Chicago. Rites are incomplete.

Emma Jane Hoffman
Mrs. Emma Jane HOFFMAN, 89, passed away 8 a.m. Monday at her home 302 West 4th street, this city. She had been in failing health for the past several months. Her entire married life had been lived in Fulton county where she had a wide acquaintance of friends.
She was born December 12, 1862 in Williamsport, Pa., the daughter of Jonathan and Anna REEDER. Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Trinity E. U. B. of which she was an ardent worker for over 63 years. She was past president of the W.S.C.S. of the church.
Her first marriage was to Ellis FOSNER in 1878 and to this union three children were born: Mrs. Mary IZZARD, of Tulsa, Okla; Mrs. Olive McCOY, of Rochester and Dr. L. E. FOSNER, who passed away in 1947 in Salt Lake City.
Following the death of Mr. Fosner in 1887 she was married to Isaac N. JONES in 1897. he preceded in death in 1915 and in 1918 she was wed to Samuel H. HOFFMAN who died several years ago.
Survivors other than the two children mentioned above are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Emma BARKMAN, of Warren, Ind.; a stepson, Ezra JONES, of this city; two grandchildren, Olive and Emerson FOSNER, of Sale Lake City, Utah and two step-grandchildren, Mrs. Loa RHINER of San Mateo, Calif. and Mrs. Izora COTTER, of Lafeyette, Ind.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Trinity E.U.B. church with the Rev. Stephen GUBI officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home until 10 a.m. Wednesday at which time the body will be taken to the church where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Tuesday, November 13, 1951

Frank Shultz
Clarence SHULTZ early today received word of the death of his father, Frank SHULTZ, which occured at 12:30 this morning at his home in Lorraine, Ohio.
The funeral is to be held at Huntington, Ind., however, final arrangements are incomplete.

Emma Jane Hoffman
Funeral services for Mrs. E. J. HOFFMAN, 89, who died Monday at her home, will be held Wednesday from the Trinity EUB at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until 1 p.m. Wednesday, at which time the body will be removed to the church where it will lie in state until the hour of services.

Thomas Russell Lowry
Thomas Russell LOWRY, retired farmer, passed away 2:25 Monday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jack ADAMS, route 2, Akron. He had been in failing health for a number of years.
Thomas Russell, son of John and Elizabeth LOWRY was born July 21, 1881 in the Poplar Grove neighborhood, southwest of Argos. He had been a resident of that community for practically all of his life. On Octoer 23, 1904 he was married to Lucy Mae PONTIUS, at Sharron, Wis. He was a lifetime member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church and the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge, No. 363.
Survivors are six daughters: Miss Geraldine [LOWRY], at home; Mrs. Marjorie AMOS, of Mishawaksa; Mrs. Grace GOCHENOUR, route 3, Argos; Mrs. Mildred RHODES, of Tippecanoe; Mrs. Mary UTTER, of Mentone; Mrs. Aleene ADAMS, route 2, Akron; a son Robert R. LOWRY, of Argos; a brother, Walter LOWRY, of Argos; fourteen grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Zue ZIMMEL, of LaPorte.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Wednesday, November 14, 1951

Frank Shultz
The body of Frank SHULTZ, 78, who passed away Tuesday morning at Lorain, Ohio, is being returned today to the Bailey Funeral Home, Huntington, Ind., where it will lie in state until noon Friday. It will then be taken to the Bethesda Church ten miles northwest of Huntington where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday.
Interment will be in the South Whitley cemetery.
Mr. Shultz was the father of Clarence SHULTZ, of this city.

Dean F. Carter
Funeral services for Dean F. CARTER, who died at a naval training base, Switzerland, Fla., Saturday will be held at Umbaugh Funeral Home,Argos, 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Rev. Allen RICE, assisted by Rev. Ray KUHN, of Hebron, will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Emma Mae Parker
Mrs. Emma Mae PARKER, former Kewanna resident, passed away 4:30 Wednesday at the home of her son, Hugh PARKER, of Elwood, Ind. She had been in failing health for several months.
Mrs. Parker was born [Emma Mae BENNETT] Sept. 7, 1871 at Kewanna, the daughter of Judson and Emma (HURST) BENNETT. She was the widow of the late John A. PARKER, of Kewanna.
Survivors are the son, Hugh; two sisters, Mrs. A. P. WASHBURN, of Buffalo, Ind.; Mrs. Ida MOON, of Culver; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna. Rev. W. R. SALE, pastor of the Kewanna Baptist church will be in charge and burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Thursday, November 15, 1951

Emma Mae Parker
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Mae PARKER will be held at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, Saturday afternoon, one o'clock. The time of the services were at first planned for 10:30 a.m. Sarurday. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, November 16, 1951

[no obits]

Saturday, November 17, 1951

William H. Arter
William H. ARTER, well-known farmer of Henry township passed away 2 p.m. Friday at his home two miles southwest of Akron. He had been in failing health for several years.
Mr. Arter was born January 11, 1870 on a farm near Akron. His parents were Phillip and Pheby (MAULE) ARTER. On Msy 26, 1894 he was married to Flora NYE.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Dewey MERLEY, of Warsaw; Mrs. George BLACK, of Claypool; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Samuel ARTER of South Bend; Ed ARTER, of Akron and a sister, Mrs. Ben WILTSHIRE, of Macy.
Funeral services will be held Monday 1:30 p.m. at the Arter residence with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron where friends may call up until Saturday evening. It will then be removed to the Arter residence.

Victoria Bokor Gubi
Mrs. Victoria BOKOR GUBI, mother of Rev. Stephen GUBI, of this city passed away 8 a.m. Friday at her home 127 North Elm street, South Bend. Death was attributed to a heart attack. She had been in ill health for the past two years.
Mrs. Gubi was born Feb. 22, 1887 in Padej, Yugoslavia and came to the United States 46 years ago. She was married to Frank GUBI 45 years ago, who survives.
Also surviving are the following children: Julius and Irma [GUBI], both at home; Mrs. Henry STEENBEKE; Mrs. Louis NEMETH, Arnold and David GUBI, all of South Bend; Rev. Stephen GUBI, of this city. She also leaves a brother, Stephen BOKOR, of South Bend and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Nemeth Funeral Home, Washington street, in South Bend. The Reverend Benjamin J. THOMAS will officiate. Burial will be in the Highland cemetery, South Bend.

Mary Joseph Plummer
Mary Joseph [PLUMMER], 2 1/2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph PLUMMER, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday morning at her home in that city.
The little girl is survived by her parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen EASTLUND, Peru; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph PLUMMER, Sr., of Indianapolis. The child's mother was formerly Lillian EASTLUND, of this city.
Final rites and burial will be conducted at Indianapolis.

John Wilson Darr
John Wilson DARR, 88, well-known retired Erie engineer, who for the past 15 years resided in this city, passed away at noon Friday in the Mercy Hospital, Jackson, Mich. Mr. Darr suffered a stroke about a month ago and since that time was making his home with his daughter, Mrs. William McVEIGH, of Jackson, Mich.
During his residency in this city he made his home with his niece, Mrs. William KEYS, 215 E. Ninth street.
He was born, Nov. 9, 1863, in Drake County, Ohio, the son of Reuben and Margaret (WISE) DARR. He moved to the Athens comunity east of this city with his parents when a small boy. Mr. Darr was married to Mayme DARROW on Dec. 24, 1889.
When he was 14 years of age he began work for the Erie railroad as a water boy for a construction gang at Athens. He was employed by the railroad for 44 years, retiring as an engineer 30 years ago, after he lost his eye following an accident while at work.
He then founded the Food Market at 196 N. Main which is now known as Perschbacher's Grocery.
He was a member of the First Christian Church at Huntington and the Erie railroad Veteran Employees Association.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. William McVEIGH, of Jackson, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Margaret MILTENBERGER, of South Bend; two grandsons; eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews in Rochester and vicinity. His brother, Newt DARR, of Rochester, also a retired Erie engineer, passed away but a few months ago.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Robbins Funeral Home, Huntington, Ind. Burial will be in the Huntington Mount Hope cemetery.

J. Forest Brock
In a completely unexpected turn in his condition Forest BROCK, Public Service Company lineman, died Friday night at 10 o'clock at the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, from a coronary embolisn.
An earlier report to The News-Sentinal indicated that his condition was good following surgery Thursday at the Indianapolis hospital and that a satisfactory recovery could be expected.
His wife and daughter, Mrs. Dorothy ABAIR, South Bend, visited him yesterday and were returning home at the time of his death.
Mr. Brock was injured Nov. 1, when he came in contact with a high-voltage line and fell from a pole at Royal Center. He had been working on the lines atop the pole and unfastened his safety belt to shift his position and in moving his hand touched a wire carrying 6700 volts. he was knocked from the pole, falling 35 feet and striking the derrick on the utility's truck.
He was taken to Woodlawn hospital and was removed to Indianapolis two days later, suffering from a compound fracture of his right leg and burns on his left arm and the back of his head.
J. Forest [BROCK], son of John and Ellen MONESMITH BROCK was born November 21, 1897 in Marshall county, Ind. He came to Rochester in 1919 from Inwood, Ind., and for the past several years has resided at his home a mile north of Rochester on U.S. 31.
On December 4, 1918 he was married to Beulah JOYCE, at Plymouth, Ind. Mr. Brock was a member of the Royal Arch and Blue Lodge of the Rocheste Masonic Order.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Marie NIER, of Plymouth; Mrs. Dorothy ABAIR, of South Bend; four grandchildren; three brothers, Curtis and Eli BROCK, of Bourbon; Charles BROCK, of Nappanee and five sisters, Mrs. Frank MARTIN, of Horton, Kas.; Mrs. Dan CAPAZINE and Mrs. Geo. OLESKO, both of Bourbon; Mrs. Alden HORN, of Mendota, Ill., and Mrs. Carl LESK, of Michigan City.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Tuesday 2 p.m. The Rev. George CRANE assisted by the Masoniclodge members will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the fneral home.

Monday, November 19, 1951

Trude B. Madeford
Mrs. Trude B. MADEFORD, 62, passed away at 5:15 today at her home in Akron. She had been in failing health for the past six years. Practically all her life was spent in Akron where she had a wide acquaintance of friends.
She was born [Trude B. TRACY] April 13, 1889, in Miami county, Ind. Her parents were Joseph and Elizabeth (EDWARDS) TRACY. On July 19, 1913, she was married to Frank MADEFORD at Akron.
Mrs. Madeford was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Pollyanna Club.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Lou SHAW, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; a son, Joseph MADEFORD, of Akron; three grandchildren and a brother Warren TRACY, of Peru.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral home, in Akron. Rev. Claude FAWNS assisted by Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Merton Hinesley
Rochester relatives early Sunday received word of the sudden death of Merton HINESLEY, 70, which occurred Saturday while he was on a deer hunting trip in Michigan. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Mr. Hinesley, who for the past four or five years has been a resident of North Webster, Ind., formerly lived in the Woodrow community and owned a farm adjacent to U. S. 31 about four miles southwest of this city. Mr. Hinesley was always active in the affairs of the Democratic party of Fulton county and one time was a candidate for sheriff on that ticket.
He is survived by his widow, a daughter Mrs. Allen BALL, of Warsaw, a son Von HINESLEY, of North Webster and two brothers, Emanuel HINESLEY, of North Manchester and Bent HINESLEY, of Sherican, Ind.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Webster, Ind.

Thelma Feece
Mrs. Thelma FEECE, 44, died at 12:45 a.m. Monday at her home in Leiters Ford. She had been seriously ill for 18 months. Mrs. Feece had been a resident of Leiters Ford throughout her entire life.
She was born [Thelma ROBINSON] Sept. 22, 1907 in Fulton county, the daughter of Letcher and Nora (BECK) ROBINSON. She was married to Gerald FEECE on June 30, 1928. Mrs. Feece was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Gerald [FEECE], Jr. and James Richard [FEECE], at home; her father, Letcher Robinson, three sisters, Mrs. Everett MURHLING, of Kewanna; Mrs. Avinel BROCKWAY and Mrs. Madonna KELLEY, both of South Bend; two brothers, William ROBINSON, of Tippecanoe, Ind.,and Letcher ROBINSON, Jr., of Indianapolis. Her mother and a sister, Olive [ROBINSON], preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of Hobart assisted by Rev. W. D. ARCHIBALD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.
Friends may call at the residence this evening where the body will be until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at which time it will be removed to the church for services.

Alice M. Maus
Mrs. Alice M. MAUS, 84, of Denver, died 1 p.m. Saturday in the Rochester Nursing Home from a heart ailment. She had been in ill health for over six months.
Alice M. [FOUTS], daughter of Isaac and Dinah (HOFF) FOUTS was born March 14, 1869 in Jefferson township, Miami county, Ind. She had been a resident of Denver for the past 31 years. On Novemer 13, 1890 she was married to Augustus MAUS, who passed away in 1946.
Mrs. Maus was a charter member of the Denver Brethren church where she served as a deaconess.
Surviving are two sons, Marvin L. MAUS, of Peru and Carl V. MAUS, of Macy. A son Lyman [MAUS] preceded in death in August of 1950 and her two brothers are also deceased.
Final rites will be hel two p.m. Tuesday at the Denver Brethren church with the Revs. Austin GABLE and Gilbert MAUS in charge. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. The body is at the Kain funeral Home, Denver where friends may call.

Tuesday, November 20, 1951

Olive Ann Collins
Mrs. Olive Ann (HILL) COLLINS died 5:30 p.m. Monday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary REEDER, who resides east of Kewanna. Death was attributed to complications. She had resided in the vicinity of Kewanna throughout her entire life.
She was born August 22, 1866, near Fletchers Lake, the daughter of Stephen and Hannah (CONRAD) HILL. On November 5, 1895, she was married to Nathaniel COLLINS who passed away several years ago. Mrs. Collins was a member of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Howard MUTCHLER, of near Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Mary REEDER, near Kewanna; seven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Prairie Grove church. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. The body is at the Paul Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, where friends may call.

Elaine Imhoff
Mrs. Ray WOODCOX, of this city, late yesterday received word of the death of her daughter, Mrs. Elaine IMHOFF, 50, which occurred Monday morning at a hospital in Camarillo, Calif. Mrs. Imhoff is a former resident of Akron and has many friends throughout that section of the county.
Mrs. Imhoff is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Margaret OVERMYER, of Leesburg, Va., Mrs. Raymond MURPHY, of Peru; two sons, John and Neal IMHOFF, of Los Angeles, California; four step-brothers and sisters, Cecil WOODCOX, of Auburn, Ind.; Elmer WOODCOX, of Bismark, N.D.; Robert WOODCOX, of this city; Mrs. Jennie JOHNSON, of Mishawaka. She also leaves six grandchildren and her step-father, Ray WOODCOX, of Rochester.
The body is being returned to the Foster Funeral Home this city. Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later issue of The News-Sentinel.

Ollie Katherman
Mrs. Ollie KATHERMAN, 74, passed away at nine p.m. Monday at her residence in Macy. She had been in failing health for over a year. Mrs. Katherman had been a resident of the Macy community throughout her entire life and had many friends in both Miami and Fulton counties.
She was born [Ollie TROUT] in Macy on March 11, 1873; her parents were John Wesley and Adelaide (MOYER) TROUT. Mrs. Katherman was a member of the Midway Gospel Tabernacle, Mishawaka.
Survivors are the husband, Boyd [KATHERMAN], at home; two daughters: Mrs. William BALLENGER, Rochester; Mrs. Leroy BUDD, Monterey; one son, Roscoe HARDING, South Bend; a brother, Wilson TROUT, Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Willard SHAFER, South Bend; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Macy Methodist church. Rev. G. B. ROWE, pastor of the Midway Gospel Tabernacle, Mishawaka, will be in charge of the services and Rev. TAGGART of the Macy Methodist church will assist. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call up until 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 21, 1951

Elaine Imhoff
Funeral services for Mrs. Elaine IMHOFF, former Akron resident, who passed away in California will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster Funeral home, this city. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. A Christian Science reader, Mrs. Floyd ANNIS, of Culver, will have charge of the services. In the list of survivors the name of a sister, Mrs. Guy R. KLINE, of Compton, Calif., was inadvertently omitted.

Thursday November 22, 1951

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Friday, November 23, 1951

Edward Lee Allen
Edward Lee ALLEN, 72, died Friday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otis HUNTER, North Main street, this city. His death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Allen was a patient at the Yocum Nursing Home, this city for some time.
He was born October 23, 1879 and came to Rochester from Brooklyn, N.Y. His parents were Charles and Jennie (EWING) ALLEN.
The body rests at the Foster Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Jessie E. Day
Mrs. Jessie E. DAY, 76, died 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Eastern Star Home, Franklin, Ind. Mrs. Day had been in ill health for the past three years. She had a host of friends throughout Akron and vicinity where she had resided for practically all of her life.
Jessie E. [BITTERS], daughter of William and Catherine (KUHN) BITTERS, was born June 15, 1875 at Akron, Ind. Her husband, Frank DAY, preceded in death during 1939. Mrs.Day was a member of the O.E.S. lodge of Rochester.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Sadie B. REID, of Franklin, Ind.; Mrs. A. A. GAST, of Akron; a brother, Chester BITTERS, of Elkhart and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Saturday, November 24, 1951

Pvt. LaMar Troxel
Mr. and Mrs. Otis TROXEL of Bourbon have been notified by the War Department of the death of their son, Pvt. LaMar TROXEL, 21, who was recentl wounded in service. Details are not available at this time. Troxel is survived by his parents and his wife, Mary Lou TROXEL, formerly of Tippecanoe.

Edward C. Allen
Funeral services for Edward C. ALLEN will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster Funeral Home, this city. The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Allen is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edna RICHARDSON, of Detroit; three daughters in New York state and the following cousins: Mrs. Otis HUNTER, Mrs. Minnie ERVIN, both of Rochester; Obe GOSS, of Plymouth; Mrs. Lillian COCHRAN, of Fort Wayne, and Miss Thelma BRYANT, of Morocco, Ind.

Nellie M. Geller
Mrs. Nellie M. GELLER, route 5, Rochester, passed away Friday afternoon at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been a resident of Fulton county for 15 years coming here from Marshall county. The Gellers' residence is located five miles north of Rochester on U. S. 31.
She was born Novemer 24, 1890 and in 1923 she was married to William T. GELLER.
Survivors include the husband, and two sons, David [GELLER], Rochester and Homer D. [GELLER] who is stationed at the Francies E. Warren airbase at Cheyenne, Wyo., and one grandchild. A son Robert [GELLER] preceded in death January 10, 1935.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sandhill church with Rev. Chas. SMITH of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until 3 p.m. Sunday when the body will be moved to the residence where it will remain until the hour of the service.

Monday, November 26, 1951

Perry O. Minter
Perry O. MINTER, 73, formerly of Fulton county, died in Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1951.
He was born in Mahoning county, (near Youngstown) Ohio, Nov. 5, 1878, and the son of William L. and Sarah Ann MINTER.
In 1885 the Minter family, consisting of parents and four children, came to Indiana and for a short time lived in Rochester, and later in Macy, while buildings were being erected on their farm, now known as the Smith farm, on the east side of Lake Nyona.
He was married to Miss Emma WARNER, who died in 1923. They had four children. He engaged in farming on the second farm east of Lake Nyona on the Nyona Road. After the death of his wife he went to Cleveland, Ohio, where for many years he was associated with the Yoder Mfg. Co. There he married Miss Ella ZINZER, who survives.
Of the Minter family coming to Fulton Co. in 1885, the parents are deceased, also three of their children: U. S. MINTER, Peru; Mrs. Eli ZARTMAN, Akron; and now, Perry O. MINTER. One member of the family, Capt. O. I. MINTER, of Rochester, survives.
Also surviving are four children of Mr. Minters first marriage: Mrs. Vera BEARD, Fulton; Wm. L. MINTER, Peru; Russel MINTER and Ella TEETS of Illinois; and a number of grandchildren.
The funeral is being held in Cleveland, Ohio today, after which the body will be brought to Fulton for burial at Macy.
The funeral here will be held at the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton, Wednesday 2 p.m., with burial in Plainview cemetery, Macy. Rev. M. E. REED, Fulton, will be in charge of services.

Chauncey Goodman
Funeral services were held in Mentone Saturday afternoon for Chauncey GOODMAN, who resided on a farm near that town.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred (BYBEE) GOODMAN; four children; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth BENNETT of Atwood; Mrs. Lisa BROWN, of Mentone; two brothers, Kenneth [GOODMAN], of Mentone and Charles GOODMAN, of Muncie. Mr. Goodman was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.

Amanda True
Graveside services for Amanda (BROCK) TRUE, 87, were held this afternoon in I.O.O.F. cemetery with Rev. Charles Merrill SMITH of Grace Methodist church officiating.
The deceased, a former resident of this city, died Saturday in Washington, D.C., where she had resided many years. Her husband, who preceded her several years ago, was the late Lloyd TRUE, a member of the National Capitol Guard in Washington. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret SCHWAB, of Washington, a son Wallace TRUE, who resides in South America, and several cousins and other relatives in this locality.
She was a life-long member of the Methodist church, and will be remembered by many of the older residents of the community.

Corp. Wilber E. Abbott
The body of Corporal Wilber E. ABBOTT, killed in action in Korea April 4, 1951 will arrive in Rochester Wednesday 5:45 a.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday 2:30 p.m. from the Fulton E.U.B. Church, Rev. M. E. REED officiating. Full military rites in charge of Leroy Shelton Post American legion and burial in the Fulton Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire Funeral Home inFulton until the hour of the service.
Wilbur E. ABBOTT, the son of William J. and Verna (NEWTON) ABBOTT was born in Fulton June 9, 1923. His early life was spent in Fulton where he graduated from the Fulton High school in 1942.
On Feb. 10, 1943 he went in service during World War II and served as a cook in North Africa and Italy. He was discharged as a reservist on Dec. 12, 1945, coming to Fulton where he operated a cafe. Later he entered North Manchester college and while there he was called from the rserve Oct. 27, 1950 and was soon sent to Korea as a cook but was taken from this outfit and put in the infantry with a reconnisance company as a B.A.R. rifle man, and soon after was killed in action near the 38th parallel on April 4, 1951.
A brother, Sgt. Eldon W. ABBOTT was killed in action during World War II in France June 23, 1944.
He is survived by his father and step-mother Mr. and Mrs. William J. ABBOTT of Fulton; the following brothers and sisters:
Oscar ABBOTT, Mrs. Opal CUTLER and Mrs. Floyd OVERMYER of Warsaw; Mrs. Wilma MELLICK, Mansfield, Ohio; Alvin ABBOTT, Kansas City, Kansas; Bill, Jim, Norma and Donnie [ABBOTT], at home.
Two step-brothers and two step-sisters also survive: Lawrence CRAIN, Milford, Ill.; Mrs. Betty LEEDY, Rochester; Marjorie CRAIN, Terre Hautes; and Robert CRAIN, U.S.N., Virginia Beach, Va.

Nellie B. Eisenlohr
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Mrs. Nellie B. EISENLOHR, which occurred Saturday night at her home 3117 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis. She was the widow of William T. EISENLOHR, manufacturer of Cinco cigars.
Mrs. Eisenlohr had often visited with Rochester and Lake Manitou friends and was well known to many of the older residents of this community.
A lifelong Indianapolis resident, Mrs. Eisenlohr was a member of the Sunnyside Guild and Tabernacle Presbyterian Church.
She married Mr. Eisenlohr in 1903. Until his death in 1919 he owned and operated the Cinco Cigar Company.
Services will be held in Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William H. WEMMER, widow of the 1948 Republican nominee for mayor; a son, O. W. EISENLOHR, both of Indianapolis, and five grandchildren.

Tom Emmons
Tom EMMONS, well known carpenter and contractor of this city, passed away at 12:55 p.m. today at Woodlawh Hospital.
Mr. Emmons for several years was a superintendent of the Federal Fish Hatchery here and is widely known throughout Fulton and adjacent counties. He has been in failing health for the past several months.
A full obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Tueasay's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Corp. Paul J. Burns, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. BURNS of Route 5, received word Sunday from the War Department that the body of their son, Corporal Paul J. BURNS, Jr., will arrive in Rochester at 5:45 a.m., Wednesday. Paul J., Jr., was born in Rochester, March 4, 1927, son of Paul J. and Florence (FREESE) BURNS.
Paul attended Rochester and Richland Center schools and graduarted from Rochester High School in 1944. Immediately after graduating he entered the Merchant Marine and made three trips across the Atlantic in the most dangerous period of World War II. When the war ended in Europe he enlisted in the Army and spent one year in Berlin with the Signal Corps. He was discharged in 1947.
In July of 1950 Paul enlisted in the Army. He spent three weeks at Ft. Knox, Ky. After a short leave at home, he reported to Ft. Lawton, Washington, from there was flown to Japan. Six weeks from the time he enlisted he was on the front in Korea.
Paul served with the 17th Regimental Combat team of the 7th Division. He was with the first outfit to reach the Manchurian border. On this trek north in 20 derees below zero temperature, he was caught in the waters of a river near Kapsan. His hands and feet were frozen and his clothes had to be cut from him in a makeshift hospital. Ten days later he rejoined his outfit. It was at this time that the Chinese came across the Manchurian border and they immediately had to make their way back south. They made a miraculous escape from being entrapped and made their way to Hamhung in time to be evacuated with the thousands of other troops.
They were taken to the south Korean port of Pusan and again went inland to Taegu. His last letter home was dated Dec. 30, 1950 stating they were pushing north again. On Feb. 6th, the War Department sent word to his parents that he had been killed on Jan. 22nd, making Paul the county's first war fatality.
Paul was a member of the local post No. 50 of the American Legion, V.F.W., and St. Joseph No. 45 Masonic Lodge of South Bend.
He is survived by his parents and one brother Robert [BURNS] of Wabash, one niece and two nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the Baptist Church, Rochester, with Rev. HYDE officiating assisted by the Leroy C. Shelton Post of the American Legion. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.
The body will be taken to the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Wednesday, and will remain there until the hour of the services.

Eunice Edna Hanks
Mrs. Eunice Edna HANKS, 83, died Sunday at 5:50 a.m. at her home four miles west of this city. Ill for ten years, she has been seriously ill for two months. Death was due to complications.
Born Nov. 27, 1887 in Chenoa, Ill., she was the daughter of Samuel and Martha DARRAH. Her marriage was March 1, 1908 in Bloomington, Ill., to William HANKS. They lived in the Burton community for 30 years.
Surviving are: the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Von HINESLEY, of North Wbster, and four grandchildren. One son preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. George CRANE will officiate, and burial will be in Chenoa, Ill., where graveside rites will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Edward Jones
Edward JONES, 79, of Lucas street, north Rochester, passed away 5:15 Sunday evening at the Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne. His death resulted from complications. Mr. Jones had been a resident of this city for practically all of his life.
Edward Jones was born in 1872 in Marshall County, Ind., and came to Rochester with his parents, William J. and Matilda JONES when but a boy. He was married to Dora HARTMAN, Sept. 6, 1903, in Rochester. Mr. Jones served in the Spanish-American War and was a member of the Spanish-American War Veterans Post of this city. He was also a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Survivors are his wife of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ellen MIKESELL, of Harvey, Ill.; a son Robert JONES, of this city; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, Raymond JONES was killed in action during World War II. A twin brother, Fred JONES, of this city also survives.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron, will be in charge. Military rites will also be held by the SAWV Post. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body rests at the Foster Funeral home where friends may call.

Alonzo Dailey
Alonzo DAILEY, 78, life-long resident of this city passed away 6:30 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Dailey suffered a hip fracture and his death resulted from complications which followed.
Alonzo, son of William and Josephine DAILEY was born in Rochester on July 12, 1873. He followed the occupation of a ditch contractor until failing health forced his retirement.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Charles SUNDAY, of Denver, Ind., and two nephews, Howard and Dale DAILEY, both of this city.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 10 a.m. at the Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body is at the funeral home.
Pfc. Jack Schindler
Formal notifications of the death of two more Fulton county youths was received from the U. S. War Department over the weekend by parents of two service men who were killed in action. These latest casualties bring Fulton county's Korean War death toll up to five.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SCHINDLER, RFD 1, have received War Department information of the death of their son, Pfc. Jack SCHINDLER, 21, which occurred recently in Korea.
He was born in Fulton county April 13, 1930, and was inducted into service through the local Selective Service Board on March 13, 1951.
A report of Schindler's death was made by a service buddy, several weeks ago to parents here. In explanation, his soldier comrade stated that he and Jack and entered into an agreement that in the event of the death of either of them, the survivors promised to notify relatives.
It was not until today, however, that Schindler's death was officially announced. Details of the official account are not yet available.

Pvt. James O. Palmer
Mr. and Mrs Oswald "Ocie" PALMER of the Tiosa neighborhood on Saturday afternoon received notice of the death of their son, Pvt. James O. PALMER, killed in Korean action Nov. 13.
A member of Co. M., 1st Cavalry Division, Palmer was inducted into servie here on Feb. 20, 1951; trained at Camp Rucker, Ala., and sailed for overseas duty on Sept. 3, 1951.
Born in Richland township, January 3, 1930, he attended Richland township school, played on the high school basketball squad, and graduated with the class of 1947. After graduation he was employed at an Elkhart trailer coach factory until his induction.
Pvt. Palmer is survived by his parents; a brother, Capt. Norman PALMER, U. S. Army; a brother, Floyd [PALMER], at home, and three sisters: Mrs. Robert BURNS, Wabash; Mrs. Thomas. BILLISTZ, South Bend, and Mrs. Dale WALSH, Rochester. His father is a veteran of World War I.

Tuesday, November 27, 1951

Clarence R. Emmons
Funeral services for Clarence R. "Tom" EMMONS, who passed away 12:55 Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. H. Gordon HYDE will officiate and members of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 47 will attend in a body and give their formal rites.
Mr. Emmons, who had been a resident of this community throughout his entire life was engaged in the carpentry and contracting business. He also assisted in the construction of the Federal Fish Hatcheries and was employed at the hatcheries for a few years.
Clarence Ray [EMMONS], son of Charles Henry and Lydia WAGONER EMMONS was born in Fulton county on April 1, 1888. On November 8, 1913 he was married to Rosie CARR, of this city. Mr. Emmons was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters.
The survivors are [Rosie EMMONS] his wife; a daughter Mrs. Charles HOLLOWAY, of Burket; two brothers, Carl [EMMONS] of South Bend; Albert [EMMONS] of Rochester and a sister, Mrs. Milton BARKMAN of Elkhart and two grandchildren.
The body rests at the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call. Interment will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Pfc. Jack Schindler
The report made Monday in The News-Sentinel, announcing the death in Korea of Pfc. Jack SCHINDLER, RFD 1, was in error, according to Mr. Schindler, who stated that telegraphic notice received Monday afternoon announced that the young Fulton county soldier is officially listed as "missing in action."

Wednesday, November 28, 1951

Frank Wise
Word was received here today of the death of Frank WISE which occurred at Miami, Fla., yesterday. The body is being returned to his home in Kokomo where final rites will be held.
Mr. Wise is well known to many Rochester friends as he visited here with his nephew C. D. KIRK and family o numerous occasions.

Alvin Raymond Hoffman
Funeral services for Alvin Raymond HOFFMAN, 73, who passed away 11:55 a.m.Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the St. Paul's E.U.B. church. Rev. William HUGHES assisted by Rev. George CRANE, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Hoffman, well known farmer residing west of Rochester had been in ill health for the past six months. He had been a resident of this community for over 51 years.
Alvin Raymond, son of Silas and Lydia HOFFMAN was born March 27, 1878 in Akron. He was married to Dora OGDEN on May 10, 1900 at Rochester. He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge, the Gleaners and the St. Paul's E.U.B. church for 50 years. He served as superintendent of the church for a period of 20 years.
Survivors are [Dora HOFFMAN] his wife, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Bernice HUNN of Muskegon, Mich.; Mrs. Letitia GREER, of this city; Mrs. Lucille PEAK, of Chicago; Mrs. Marjory ENYART, of Macy; a son, Milo HOFFMAN, of Chicago; five sisters, Mrs. Ella LONG, of Peru; Mrs. Maude KILLINGER, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. Anna SMITH, of Roann; Mrs. Sadie MILLS, of Anderson; Mrs. Eva STRONG, of "Akron; two brothers, William HOFFMAN, of Warsaw, Charles HOFFMAN, of Rochester and fourteen grandchildren. A son, Raymond [HOFFMAN], preceded him in death.
The body rests at the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call.

Thursday, November 29, 1951

Tommy Williams
The sudden death of an eight-months old infant at Kewanna last evening, was the subject for a post mortem examination by Coroner Dean K. STINSON, who pronounced the cause as virus pneumonia.
The child, Tommy WILLIAMS, one of twin sons born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis WILLIAMS, RFD 2, Kewanna, was apparently in good health as his mother prepared to tuck the little youngsters in their bed about 9 o'clock. But siddenly Tommy started gasping for breath. Death followed almost immediately.
Friday, November 30, 1951

Charles Wesley Town
Charles Wesley TOWN, 75, passed away Thursday afternoon at the Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Town a retired farmer who resides four miles south of Argos on U.S. 31 underwent major surgery five weeks ago. He had many friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.
He was born at his present home on Sept. 19, 1876 and had resided there throughout his entire life. His parents were Samuel and Cynthia TOWN. In 1903, he was married to Cora Etta COLE who preceded in death in 1924. Later he was married to Bertha BOWERS who passed away in 1939 and in 1943 he was wed to Mrs. Cora ALDERFER, who survives. Mr. town was a member of Gleaners Lodge.
Surviving are his wife [Cora TOWN] at home; three sons, Guilford TOWN, of Mishawaka; Ronald TOWN, of New York City; Demoine TOWN, route 4, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Mary WALTERS, of South Bend and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Snday at the Richland Center Methodist church with the Rev. Edith BRUNER in charge. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, until 2 p.m. Saturday at which time the body will be removed to the Town residence.

Dr. George E. Hoffman
"Never let your possessions possess you!"
That old adage crops to the fore in a most impressive manner as the two administrators of the estate of the late Dr. George Edgar Hoffman continue their Herculean task of salvaging scores of the more worthwhile arricles to be found in Dr. Hoffman's residence on South Madison and South Franklin Ave., this city.
The Madison street home, a two-and-a-half brick structure, which the writer, (who has been a friend of the late Doctor), believes was remodeled around 1922 or near that date, was one of the town's modern homes for a span of four or five years.
The residence had a mitre laid, hardwood floors, panelled woodwork, a circular staircase, leading to the Doctor's observatory where he studied the mysteries of the heavens through a powerful telescopic lens; a large tile front fireplace and an office furnished in mission furniture made by Dr. Hoffman.
Soon after the brick home was remodeled, the old barn at the rear was torn down and to the north of the residence a large two-car brick garage, with tile roof matching that of his home was erected.
While for several years the outward appearance of the Madison street home was kept in a fair state of repair, the Doctor gradually became more lax in its upkeep. When he became a widower he lost incentive in both the interior and exterior appearances of his home and premises.
Gradually as the building up of the sands of a delta, Dr. Hoffman's home began filling up with his valuable personal belongings and hobby paraphenalia. Inasmuch as his interests were varied just so were they reflected in his home by a thousand and one articles.
Being a student of literature, medics, science, photography, music, astronomy, psychology, politics, state, national and world affairs and mechanics it may readily be understood why his place gradually became a storage house.
In fact, this process of constant accumulation of various and sundry items in a few years began to tax the capacity of his spacious Madison street home. Nooks and corners, crannies and closets, tables and furniture soon began to load up with the Doctor's personal belongings.
The physician's office room which was an annex to the residence proper, likewise was used as a storage space for medical books, journals, papers, along with pieces of antique furniture, electrical appliances, photographic supplies and thus its original intent became practically obliterated with its conglomeration of contents.
No doubt, Dr. Hoffman, at some time or other had planned to go through his maze of possessions and arrange them in proper order, but for some reason that time never came. In lieu of this, he purchased a brick home at the corner of Franklin Ave. and E. 12th street and resided there where the same process as to "accumulation" taking place was experienced as at the Madison St. home.
Dr. Hoffman resided in the smaller residence in the southeast section of the city until two or three years ago, when he returned to the larger house which mayhap offered him a bit more space in which to live. Despite these hampered and restricted living conditions the Doctor kept on purchasing new devices, new books, new electric appliances, scores of antiques. The interior of this story and a half home became bulging with its contents and the elderly doctor again took up his residency in the cramped quarters of his Madison street dwelling, where he spent his remaining days.
Among the possessions which closed in so tightly about this highly-esteemed citizen were:
A dozen or so violins, some in various articles of furniture which were piled atop them; cameras of various sizes from the tiny vest-pocket size to the large professional type of cameras. Many of these were equipped with the finest of German and Eastman-made lenses; tripods, developing equipment, frames, photographers bath trays and countless films and slides, both used and unused. In one of the rooms was found a large photograph enlarging apparatus. This was encased in its original wrappings and as the administrators of the estate unwraped the machine it was noted that the selling price was marked at $175. This collection also contains one of the original Speed Graphics with a variable back.
In and near some of the photographic paraphenalia was found innumerable rolls of films and film slides, many of which were never used and of course throughout the years have deteriorated until they have no value. Books and magazines on camera and photographic work were also unearthed in various parts of the home.
One of the collections which is believed to have considerable value was that of his rifles and pistols. These number approximately two score and the type ranges from muzzle-loading rifles up to the modern high-powered and high-priced guns of the present era. The major portion of the guns was found in a small closet which was off the entrance hall in the east end of the Madison street home.
The cache of contents of the unique household also contained all sorts of radios from the head-set type of the early '20's up to the large short-wave and FM models some of which were strong enough to bring in signals from all over the world. Nearby some of the radios were Victrolas, large cabinet design and hundreds and hundreds of records, many of these were in portfolios and others poked away in nooks or shelving.
One of the show places of the Dr. Hoffman home of over a score of yers ago was his glass-encased observatory which he had erected atop his two story residence. A 40-powered telescope was installed from where the Doctor studied the larger planets of the heavens.
A spiral stairway lead from what was once the dining room of the residence to the high perched observatory and along its entire length were built-in bookcases which were filled to capacity plus, with books and works by the eminent astronomers. Practically all of this once invaluable material has given away to the ravages of time and perhaps indifference.
But in all of the rooms were found complete works of medical and scientific nature as well as ancient and more up-to-date classics, thousands of magazines, motion picture books, mail order catalogues and hundreds of trinkets and labor-saving devices have also been uncovered by the two administrators who are currently on what appears to be an endless task of sifting out the more worthwhile belongings of one of the county's literary and medical geniuses of whom it may truly be said, "his possessions possessed him."

Saturday, December 1, 1951

Sgt. John Miller
Mr. and Mrs. John MILLER, of Argos, who lost two sons in the Korean fighting, will accept a distinguished service cross awarded posthumously to one of their boys at a ceremony Dec. 5, at Indianapolis.
The award is for their son, John [MILLER], a sergeant killed in a battle in the vicinity of Waegwan, Korea, September 3, 1950. It is for "extraordinary heroism and selfless devotion to duty."
Young Miller and two companions manned machine guns against an enemy advance and protected the withdrawal of their company, the award said. When Miller's position was overrun, he began throwing hand grenades and engaging the enemy in hand to hand combat.
"When the company launched a counterattack later . . . and regained the hill, Miller was found dead beside his machine gun and the surrounding area was littered with enemy dead," the citation read.
The Millers' second son, Edison Wayne [MILLER], 21, was reported killed in Korea August 8.

Monday, December 3, 1951

Albert L. Emmons
Albert L. EMMONS, 60, passed away 10:15 p.m. Sunday at his home a mile southeast of Rochester on the Wabash road. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. He had been in failing health for the past 15 years.
He was born November 17, 1891 in Newcastle township, the son of Charles Henry and Lydia (WAGONER) EMMONS. Mr. Emmons had been a resident of Fulton county for practically his entire life; he had resided in Warsaw a number of years ago for a few years. He was a laborer.
Survivors are a son, Devon [EMMONS], of Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Newton BARKMAN, of Elkhart; a brother, Carl [EMMONS], of South Bend and several nieces and nephews. He was a brother of the late Tom EMMONS, of this city.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Baptist church with Rev. HYDE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will be at the Foster Funeral Home until Tuesday morning and will then be taken to the Emmons residence. Friends may call at either of these places.

Tuesday, December 4, 1951

T. J. "Jeff" Gaumer
T. J. "Jeff" GAUMER, prominent farmer residing two miles northwest of this city on the Burton Road passed away 2 p.m. this afternoon at the Rochester Nursing Home. He had been in failing health for the past several months.
Funeral arrangements and a complete obituary report will be carried in Wednesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Kenneth Leroy Harmon
Funeral services were held at 2:00 this afternoon from the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron, for infant Kenneth Leroy [HARMON], stillborn son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold HARMON, Roann. Death was announced at 7:00 p.m., Monday evening at Woodlawn hospital.
The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Earl HARMON, Roann. Maternal grandfather is Ellson REED, Argos. Services were in charge of the Rev. Victor YEAGER.

Wednesday, December 5, 1951

Anna B. Waechter
Mrs. Anna B. WAECHTER, 79, well-known resident of Akron, passed away 12:15 a.m. Wednesday at her home in that city. Mrs. Waechter had been in failing health for the past four years and was critically ill for the past two weeks. Her death was attributed to a heart ailment and complications. She had a legion of friends throughout both Akron and Rochester.
Anna B., daughter of David and Ann STEPHEY, was born October 28th, 1872 on what is known as the Hoover farm situated near the southeast headwaters of Lake Manitou. She had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life.
On July 9th, 1893 in a ceremony pronounced in Rochester, she was wed to Reuben WAECHTER. He preceded her in death in 1946. Mrs. Waechter was a member and an active worker in the Akron Brethren Church and also the Rebekah Lodge, of that city.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth KEEBLER, of this city; two sons, George WAECHTER, of Huntington, Ind.; Ralph WAECHTER, of Akron; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Five brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Akron Brethren church. Rev. William OVERHOLSER, of Warsaw, will be in charge of rites. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will remain at the Sheetz Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Friday at which time it will be taken to the church. Friends may call at either of these places.

Charles Cooper Jr.
Charles COOPER, Jr., 38, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles COOPER, Sr., 112 E. 10th st., died at a Washington D.C. Veterans hospital Monday evening, according to word received here.
A wounded veteran of World War II, the deceased had been employed in the War Department at Washington. He was born in Chicago, but removed with his parents to Argos, where he was reared and educated.
Prior to induction into the Service he was employed in Chicago by the F. W. Woolworth Co., as a store manager.
Survivors include, besides the parents, his wife Helen [COOPER]; two sons, Charles [COOPER] III, and John Lewis [COOPER]. A brother Lewis [COOPER] and a sister Emma [COOPER] preceded him in death.
Final rites will be held Friday in Washington, with full military honors. Burial will be made in Arlington National Cemetery.

T. J. "Jeff" Gaumer
Funeral services for T. J. "Jeff" GAUMER, who passed away at the Rochester Nursing Home Tuesday afternoon will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Gaumer had been a resident of this community for over 46 years and had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county. He owned and operated a farm, two miles northwest of this city, where he resided for many years. Mr. Gaumer served 24 years as a member of the Rochester-Fulton County Library Board.
He was born February 16,1876 in Howard, Ohio. His parents were Jerome and Caroline FREEMAN GAUMER. He was married to Fannie MANNING on December 15, 1897 at Sidell, Ill. Mr. Gaumer was a member of the Sidell, Ill. Christian church.
Survivors are [Fannie GAUMER] his wife, at home; three daughters and two sons, all of this city; Mrs. Helen BYROAD, Mrs. Lois WILSON, Mrs. Madge STEWART, Leonard and Floyd [GAUMER]. On daughter, Grace [GAUMER], died in 1902. Also surviving are two sisters and a brother< Mrs. Hattie DUDGEON, Mrs. Susie ROSS, Gambler, Ohio; Rev. Clay F. GAUMER, Alvin, Ill.; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call.

Thursday, December 6, 1951

Albert L. Emmons
The out-of-town relatives and friends who attended Albert L. EMMONS' rites on Wednesda afternoon were: Mr. and Mrs. Devon EMMONS of Warsaw, Mr. and Mrs. I. N. BARKMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BARKMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Herman BARKMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur COX, Mrs. Don BARKMAN, and Mrs. Ellsworth HOUSOUR of Elkhart. The former Mary BARKMAN and husband of near Lafayette, Mr. and Mrs. Carl EMMONS, Mrs. Gertrude EMMONS and family and Mr. and Mrs. Glen MELBOURNE of South Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Charles HOLLOWAY and son Tommy of Burket, Mrs. Hattie THOMAS and daugher Jessie of Claypool and Mr. and Mrs. Richard RAY of Chicago, Ill.

Friday, December 7, 1951

[no obits]

Saturday, December 8, 1951

George Buchtol
A belated report was received from friends toda of the death and funeral services of George BUCHTOL, 66, former resident of Talma, who died at the Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis, last Monday.
Mr. Buchtol for the past 20 years had been a resident of Mentone, where he was employed as a metal worker and carpenter. He was a veteran of World War I.
He is survived by two brothers, of Akron, O., and a sister, of Michigan. Rites were held in Mentone Thursday and burial was made in the Mentone cemetery.

Burnell Carey and
Jack Rise

A two-car wreck on Indiana 19, about a mile and a-half north of Chili, about 10 o'clock last night, caused the death of two youths.
Dead are Burnell CAREY, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey CAREY. The father is principal of the Chili school.
Jack RISE, 21, route 3, Peru. He died in the MaCain ambulance from Denver en route to the Dukes hospital at Peru.
Robert Hugh ROSWELL, 26, of Denver route 1, driver of the car, escaped with minor injuries but a fourth man in the car, Marion HOPPES, Wabash, is in Dukes hospital, reported serious but exact condition unknown. Three of the four were thrown out by the impact with the tree.
The Boswell [sic] car and one driven by William John BERT, of route 2, Denver, were involved in the accident. Both were going south. As Bert turned into a county road, Boswell was trying to pass on the left side. The fender of the Bert car was hooked, and the Boswell car went down the road about 100 yards. There it hit a tree in the yard of the Miss Edith MUSSELMAN home, swung around and turned on its side.
In the Bert car also were Marguerite FOUTS, 29, Judy FOUTS, 6, and Billie FOUTS, 10. No one in this car ws hurt.
Sheriff Jake BEHLE, Troopers Joe TUCKER and John HATCH investigated at the scene.

Monday, December 10, 1951

Lovina Paul
Last rites for Mrs. Lovina PAUL, 75, a supervisor at the Indiana State School for Deaf in Indianapolis, were held Sunday afternoon at the Emanuel Evangelical United Brethren church, near Akron. Burial was made in the Gaerte cemetery nearby.
Mrs. Paul died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everett BAUM in Indianapolis. She went to the Deaf School nine years ago, where she was a supervisor in the dormitories.
The deceased was born in Miami county and went to Indianapolis 18 years ago. Besides the daughter, a sister, Mrs. Alsadie MADLEM, also survives.

Allie Hildred Powell
Funeral services for Miss Allie Hildred POWELL, age 48, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Church of God in Warsaw. Her death occurred Saturday morning at 5 a.m. in Fort Wayne where she had resided for the past seven months.
Miss Powell was a sister of Rev. Lloyd POWELL, pastor of the Church of God of Rochester. Her death was attributed to arthritis and complications. She had been ill three weeks.
The deceased was born in Jasper county, near Rensselaer, July 11, 1903, the daughter of James A. and Mary (POTTS) POWELL.
Prior to going to Fort Wayne a few weeks ago, Miss Powell resided with her parents at Winona Lake. The survivors besides the parents are two brothers, Rev. Powell of Rochester and Wade POWELL of Claypool, Ind. She was a member of the Church of God at Warsaw.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. O. L. JOHNSON of the Warsaw Church of God and burial will be made in Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw.
Friends may call at the Bilby-McHatton Funeral Home in Warsaw until the time of the funeral.

Charles C. Lotz
Charles C. LOTZ, 67, a retired Erie R.R. worker, died Saturday evening at 8:10 o'clock at his home in Akron, after an extended illness, due to complictions.
Final rites were held at 1:30 this afternoon from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron, with the Rev. Levi HILL officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery adjacent to Silver Creek Bethel church.
The deceased, a resident of Akron since his retirement, seven years ago, had been employed by the Railroad Co. for 28 years. He was born in Wanatah, Indiana, Jan. 9, 1884, the son of William and Louise (DUCHOW) LOTZ. He was united in marriage in 1935 with Mrs. Beatrice BAHNEY, who with six step-children and several nephews and nieces, survive.
He was a member of the Akron K. of P. lodge.

Tuesday, December 11, 1951

[no obits]

Wednesday, December 12, 1951

Pfc. Edison W. Miller
Final rites for a Korean war casualty, Pfc. Edison W. MILLER, 21, of Argos, will be held at the Johnson and Son Funeral Home in Plymouth, Sunday, Dec. 16. The body will arrive in Plymouth, Thursday morning.
The Argos American Legion Post will have charge of the military servies at the cemetery.
Miller, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John MILLER of Argos, was killed in action in Korea on Aug. 5, 1951. He was the second member of the Miller family to give his life in Korea. A brother, John [MILLER] was killed a year ago.
Besides the parents are three brothers and three sisters, listed as survivors.

Thursday, December 13, 1951

Benjamin F. Ewer and
Emma Jane Barker

Tragedy struck twice in a well known Liberty township family last night, and called a prominent retired Fulton merchant and his aged mother-in-law in death.
Benjamin F. EWER, 65, a coal and feed merchant in Fulton, retired, was found dead of a heart seizure by his wife, Bessie BARKER EWER, upon her return home this morning after sitting at the death bed of her mother, Emma Jane BARKER, 83, who died last night at the Nellans Nursing home in Fulton.
BENJAMIN F. EWER
Benjamin F. EWER, son of Thomas G. and Elizabeth (BURKETT) EWER, was born in Miami county, Jan. 28, 1885. He removed to the Fulton community about 40 years ago and entered the grain and coal business, from which he retired because of ill health. He had been restrained from much activity because of heart trouble for the past two months.
He was united in marriage in 1919 with Miss Dora RICHARDSON, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 23, 1950, he married Bessie BARKER BURNS, who survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Henry HOWER, Detroit; a granddaugter, Caralee [HOWER], at home; four step-children; three brothers, William [EWER], Argos; T. J. [EWER], South Bend; H. M. [EWER], Milroy; three sistrs, Mrs. Hannah GUYER, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Iona STRAUSS, Mishawaka; and Mrs. Nine MUSSELMAN, Twelve Mile.
EMMA JANE BARKER
Emma Jane [BEATTIE] BARKER, daughter of John and Elizabeth (GRAUEL) BEATTIE, was born in Wayne township, Fulton county on June 27, 1867.
A resident of Wayne and Liberty townsips all of her 83 years, she was well and favorably known through the southern end of the county.
On Aug. 18, 1887 she became the bride of the late John Edwin BARKER, who died in 1946.
A devout member of the Baptist church, she was always active in its affairs.
Two daughters survive, Mrs. Bessie EWER and Mrs. Anna CLABAUGH, Fulton, as do one sister, Mrs. Cora HOOVER, Warsaw; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral arrangements for both Mr. Ewer and Mrs. Barker are incomplete. Both bodies rest at the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton.

Friday, December 14, 1951

Lillie Jane Ehlinger
Death came at 1:30 this morning to Mrs. Lillie Jane EHLINGER, 78, following a cerebral hemorrhage at her residence, 504 1/2 Main street.
She had been in ill health for the past year, but became seriously afflicted with a stroke of paralysis on Dec. 10.
Born in Allen county, Ind., Dec. 5, 1873, she was the daughter of Thomas and Minerva NEWLAND. On June 18, 1889 she united in marriage with Peter EHLINGER, who preceded her in death. She was active in religious circles throughout her life, and was for many years a member of the Macy EUB church.
Survivors include six grandchildren: Mrs. Leona YORK, Peru; Mrs. Dorothy HAIMBAUGH, Rochester; Mrs. Waunita MOHLER, Akron; Mrs. Mary REINHALT, Culver; Bud MOORE, Athens, and one granddaughter, whereabouts unknown; ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Three children, Mrs. Effie [Anna] MOORE, Thomas B. [EHLINGER], and Leona EHLINGER preceded her.
Funeral services will be held at the Foster Funeral Home in this city at 2:00 Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Mrs. RISLEY officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope, Athens.
The body will rest at the funeral home until the hour of the service. Friends may call.

Benjamin F. Ewer and
Emma Jane Barker
Final rites for Mrs. Emma Jane BARKER who died Wednesday morning at a Fulton nursing home will be held at 2:00 Saturday afternoon at the Fulton Baptist church, with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Interment will be made in Fulton cemetery.
Funeral services for Benjamin EWER, son-in-law of Mrs. Barker, whose demise occurred early Wednesday morning, will be held at 1:30 Sunday afternoon at Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. Don McGUIRE in charge. Burial will be made in Skinner cemetery

Saturday, December 15, 1951

Wesley M. Bowen
Wesley M. BOWEN, 77, well known Henry township farmer, died at 6:45 Friday evening at his home six miles southwest of Akron, following an eight-weeks illness due to complications.
Born in Fulton county Feb. 14, 1874, the son of John and Jane BOWEN, the deceased has been a resident of this community throughout his entire lifetime which was spent in farming.
On July 26, 1896, he was united in marriage with Miss Bertha DUKES, who survives. They were the parents of two sons and five daughters. Mr. Bowen was a member of Akron Lodge, Knights of Pythias.
Surviving children are: Oscar [BOWEN], Claypool; Walter [BOWEN], Rochester; Mrs. Avery BROWER, Deedsville; Mrs. Fred KINLEY, Kewanna; Mrs. George PARKER, Claypool; Mrs. Bernart HURST, Macy; Mrs. Daniel SECOR, Akron; twenty-five grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Nelson, Joseph and Sam [BOWEN], Akron; Clem [BOWEN], Plymouth; Vernie [BOWEN], Leiters Ford; Ray [BOWEN], Missouri; Mrs. Elva MACHLIN, Argos; Mrs. Chas. KINDIG, LaPorte; Mrs. Sarah WELLER, Illinois (address unknown); Mrs. Leo NORRIS, Richland Center; Mrs. Lee HATCH, Macy. A brother, George [BOWEN] preceded him.
Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 Monday afternoon at the Akron Church of god, the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Interment in the Akron cemetery.
The body rests at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. Friends may call until the funeral hour.

Monday, December 17, 1951

Daniel Arthur Dennison
Daniel Arthur DENNISON, 81, passed away 10:30 a.m. Sunday at his home in Argos. Mr. Dennison, who resided alone was found by the Argos town marshal at 1 p.m. Sunday. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past nine years.
Mr. Dennison was born in Argos on August 5, 1870. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Daniel DENNISON. He was employed in railroad work until ill health forced his retirement. He had been a resident of that community throughout his lifetime.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. John FOX, of Argos and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Umbaugh Funeral Home. Rev. J. Robert COOVERT will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Gove cemetery, Argos.
Nellie Jane Murray
Mrs. Nellie Jane MURRAY, 84, a lifelong resident of Pulaski county died early Sunday morning at the home of a step-son, Oral [MURRAY], of near Rochester, following a stroke which she suffered about seven weeks ago, and from which she was unable to recover.
Born Oct. 2, 1867 near Winamac, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William CONNER. She lived most of her life in Pulaski county. Her husband, J. H. MURRAY, died nine years ago.
Surviving are, one son, Gilford CHAPMAN, Monterey; two step-children, Oral, of near Rochester; Mrs. Ada MUMMERT, of near Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. William CONN, Winamac; Mrs. Nana HOOVER, Keystone, Ind.
The body was taken to the Fry and Lange funeral home, Winamac. Rites are pending.

Tuesday, December 18, 1951

Ota Fields
Ota FIELDS, 68, native of Tippecanoe, but for many years a resident of Ft. Wayne, died in a hospital there early this morning. He was stricken while driving his car and removed to a Ft. Wayne hospital where death occurred.
A retired city mail carrier in Ft. Wayne for 30 years, Mr. Fields was well and favorably known there, where he was active in the affairs of the IOOF lodge and other fraternal orders.
He was married to Linnie (TIPPY) FIELDS of the Talma community, who preceded him in 1933. Later he was united in marriage with Mrs. Dessia BLACKBURN of Huntington, who survives.
Funeral services will be held Thursday forenoon at Ft. Wayne, with interment there.

Minnie D. Mikesell
Death came Monday evening to Mrs. Minnie D. MIKESELL, 76, at her home, 609 Indiana Ave., after a three-day illness with pneumonia.
Daughter of George and Ellen BAKER, she was born near Leiters Ford, Dec. 4, 1875. She was united in marriage in November, 1893 with George W. MIKESELL who preceded her in death two years ago.
Mrs. Mikesell was for many years a member of the Bethlehem church.
Survivors are five children: Lester [MIKESELL], Rochester; Leonard [MIKESELL], Harvey, Ill.; Mrs. William NEESE, Mrs. Lee HOLLOWAY and Mrs. Harry KROUSE, all of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; several nephews and niecess.
Funeral services will be Thursday, December 20, at 2:00 p.m. at Foster's Funeral Home, with Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The body remains in the Foster Funeral Home for the entire time.

Lemuel L. Buck
Funeral services were held today at Deedsville U.B. church for Lemuel L. BUCK, 80, long time resident of the Deedsville community, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of his son, Robert, Gas City. Burial was made in the Deedsville cemetery.
Mr. Buck had made his home with his son for the last eight years, moving there from Deedsville. He was a member of the Deedsville IOOF lodge.
Surviving are three sons, Cecil, Peru; Robert, Gas City; Marion [BUCK] Rochester; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur BUCK, Detroit.

Wednesday, December 19, 1951

Charles Webster
Charles WEBSTER, 67, of near Twelve Mile, is dead and his companion Dudley DALZELL, is in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, suffering cuts, bruises, fractures and shock, as a result of a train-truck accident Tuesday afternoon. Daltzell's condition is reported as fair, today.
Webster, a tenant on the Daltzell farm, one mile south of Twelve Mile, attempted to drive across the C. & O. R.R. tracks near the farm, when his truck was struck by a switch engine. A heavy snow storm is believed responsible for the accident, as vision was, at the time, practically zero.
Coroner Owen JOHNSON, Miami county, pronounced death due to internal hemorrhage which followed severe chest injuries.

John W. Funk
John W. FUNK, 74, well known Akron resident, died at Woodlawn hospital in this city Tuesday evening at 6:45 o'clock, a victim of complications. He has been in ill health for the past seven years.
Mr. Funk was born June 9, 1877 in Pike county, Ohio. He came to Fulton county at the age of eight and has since resided in this town where he practiced farming, and from which he retired several years ago.
The deceased was the son of William and Matilda (WARD) FUNK. He was united in marriage in 1900 with Miss Ella DILLMAN, who, with three sons, Frank, Chicago, and Ralph and Walter [FUNK], of Akron, survive.
Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Rose CARRUTHERS, Akron; and Mrs. Martha NORRIS, Nyona Lake; one brother, Carey FUNK, Rochester; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One son, a brother and one sister preceded him.
Final rites will be held at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, at one o'clock Friday afternoon, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Rev. Claude FAWNS, officiating. Burial in Mt. Hope cemetery, [Athens].
The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Clyde Richard Garner
The Kewanna community was rocked once again by tragedy this morning when the lifeless body of Clyde Richard GARNER, 22, was discovered in his parked automobile on a country road two miles north of the Union township hub.
Investigation by Sheriff Laurence NORRIS and Dr. Dean K. STINSON, Fulton county coroner, disclosed that death was due to asphyxia, and occurred several hours before the tragedy was discovered.
Although the opinion is only a matter of supposition it is believed by friends of the deceased that the act had been premeditated for some time, and was the aftermath of another tragic incident which struck the Garner home on the night of Sept. 20, last, when fire destroyed the house and claimed the life of Garner's young wife, Mary Louise (DECKARD) GARNER, the 20-year-old mother of their two small daughters, Jennifer Lynn [GARNER], one and one-half years, and Karla Rae [GARNER], five months.
Small doubt is entertained for the cause and execution of Mr. Garner's death. He had attached a garden hose to the exhaust pipe of his car and piped the full charge of monoxide gas into the cab. Grief and despair were unquestionably the factors which motivated the act, in the opinion of friends and acquaintances.
Mr. Garner had just recently entered partnership with George Van METER, and Elmer SIDELL, in the purchase of the Standard Elevator at Kewanna, and assumed duties of general manager of the concern, which is now known as Kewanna Grain Co.
Clyde Richard Garner, affectionately known throughout the west section of the county ad Dick, was born near Bruce Lake Station, Sept. 4, 1929, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARNER. He was one of a family of four children, three of whom survive; along with the parents, and two daughters. They are, Leonard [GARNER], St. James, Mo.; Burdette [GARNER], Kewanna; and a sister, Mrs. Leslie HOUSE, Kewanna.
The body was found this morning by George JOHNSTONE, a highway employee, who reported the tragedy. Mr. Garner has been living with his children at teh home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy DECKARD, Lake Bruce, since the death of his wife.
Funeral rites will be private Friday afternoon at the Harrison Chapel, Kewanna. The Rev. W. R. SALE of the Kewanna Baptist church will officiate. Burial in Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the chapel Thursday, and until Friday noon.

Thursday, December 20, 1951

Minnie D. Mikesell
Inadvertently omitted in the obituary of Mrs. Minnie D. MIKESELL, who died Monday evening, were the names of a brother, William O. BAKER, Fremont, Ohio; two sister, Lulu DAFFER, West Terre Haute, Ind.; Clara WASSON, Omaha, Neb.
Mrs. Mikesell's husband passed away three years ago, instead of two as previously stated.

Friday, December 21, 1951

Joseph E. Kirk
Information has been received here of the death this morning of Joseph E. KIRK. He suffered a heart attack shortly after midnight at his home in Kokomo and failed to rally.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gladys KIRK, Kokomo; a son, C. D. "Deb" KIRK, 146 Jefferson street, Rochester, and a daughter, Josephine ALBRIGHT, Kokomo.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, December 22, 1951

Carol Ellen Vaughn
Last rites will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Zimmerman Funeral Home for Carol Ellen, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. VAUGHN, who died at the home of her parents in Silver Springs, Maryland on Friday morning from pneumonia.
The child was born June 30, 1951. Her father is a chief pett officer, U. S. Navy. Surviving are the parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. ANDERSON, 416 W. 3rd St., Rochester; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Logan GRAVES, West Frankfort, Ill.
Services will be in charge of Rev. James K. MacFARLANE. Burial in IOOF cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home.

Leona M. Stayton
Death called Leona M. STAYTON, 37, at Woodlawn hospital Friday afternoon following an illness of two weeks.
Daughter of Wilson and Oma FLYNN, she was born in Fulton county May 19, 1914. She was united in marriage with Vernon STAYTON on Sept.28, 1936, and since that time has resided on RFD 3, Rochester.
Survivors include the husband; one sister, Mrs. Sylvia HINES, Valparaiso; and three brothers, William, David and John FLYNN, Rochester.
Final rites at 1:30 Monday afternoon at Foster Funeral Home, with the Rev. William HUGHES officiating. Burial in Jordan cemetery.
The body lies at the funeral home where friends may call.

Monday, December 24, 1951

Frances E. Schoonover
Mrs. Frances E. SCHOONOVER, 90, long a resident of Argos and widely known in northern Indiana died at her home in Indianapolis Saturday. She lived in the capital city for the last ten years. She was the widow of Burwell C. SCHOONOVER, owner of the Argos Telephone Company before his death thirty years ago.
She was a member of the Argos Christian Church and of the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. H. H. RINER, Indianapolis, and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were not available.

Tuesday, December 25, 1951

[no paper - holiday]

Wednesday, December 26, 1951

Lloyd L. Wysong
Funeral rites will be held at 2:00 Friday afternoon at the Church of God for Lloyd L. WYSONG, 54, of 411 Jefferson street, who died Christmas Day in Veterans' hospital, Danville, Ill., with the Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating, and Leroy C. Shelton Post, American Legion, in charge. Interment in IOOF cemetery.
The deceased was born Dec. 6, 1895 in Monticello, Ind., son of Josiah and Carrie (McKINNEY) WYSONG. He came to Rochester from Twelve Mile in 1933, and was by trade a baker. He served in World War I, and for the past several years has been a patient in Veteran hospitals. His last critical illness developed while he was home on furlough, from which he was returned to the Veterans' institution last Sunday.
Survivors include, the wife, Faye (BRUBAKER) WYSONG, whom he married at Fulton on May 14, 1922; two sons, Merle E. [WYSONG], at home and Lloyd [WYSONG], Mr., South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert CRABB, Plymouth; three brothers, George, Robert and Howard WYSONG, Logansport; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel MICHAELS, Mrs. Carl ROSS, Logansport; Mrs. Geo. HOPKINS, Wabash; Mrs. Ellis WILSON, Macy; and three grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
The body, now resting in the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, will be taken to the residence Thursday morning, where friends may call.

Lola B. Ballenger
The last rites for Lola B. BALLINGER, 66, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 3:45 Tuesday afternoon, will be held at Olive-Bethel church, near Akron, at 1:30 Friday afternoon, with the Rev. Milton DOWDEN officiating. Interment will be made in Athens Mt. Hope cemetery. Death followed an illness of two weeks due to complications.
Lola B. [WHITE], daughter of Lewis and Minnie (COWELL) WHITE, was born in Fulton county on Sept. 15, 1885. She was united in marriage with Harvey BALLINGER in a ceremony performed July 3, 1908.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Gerald [BALLINGER], Mentone and Chester [BALLINGER], Claypool; one daughter, Mrs. Robert W. WHITTENBERGER, Akron; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Lester WHITE, Talma and Walter WHITE, Plymouth.
The body will be removed from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to the residence, five miles northwest of Akron, at 10 o'clock Thursday. Friends may call.

Levi Williams
Services were held this afternoon at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos for Levi WILLIAMS, 79, who died in Woodlawn hospital here at 12:45 Monday afternoon, following a six-weeks' illness. The service was in charge of the Rev. Ernest TREBER, former pastor of the Argos Christian church. Burial was in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Born in Iroquois county, Ill., Sept. 20, 1872, the deceased resided on a farm south of Tippecanoe for 29 years prior to establishing residence in South Bend about three years ago. During his active years he engaged in farming.
He was united in marriage on Sept. 27, 1899 with Miss Grace WINGARD, who preceded him on Sept. 25, 1948.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Jesse ALBRIGHT, Watseka, Ill.; Mrs. Dessie BROCKEY, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Edna SHAFFER, Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Letha COWEN, Roanoke, Ind.; Mrs. Beatrice SEDER, Stockland, Ill.; one brother, A. L. WILLIAMS, also of Stockland.

Amanda Campbell
Information received here concerns the death on Christmas Eve., of Mrs. Amanda (KEISTER) CAMPBELL, 80, which occurred at the home of her daughter in Hammond.
Mrs. Campbell, a resident for many years of the Leiters Ford community, where she was born and reared, was the wife of the late James T. CAMPBELL, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Alma WILSON and Mrs. Edna MANGOLD, both of Hammond; five step-children, Frank and Hugh CAMPBELL, Mrs. K. W. SALES, and Mrs. James WILLIAMS, all of Leiters Ford; and several grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held Thursday afternoon in Hammond, with graveside service later Thursday in Leiters Ford cemetery.

Ray Myers, Jr.
A hunting accident at 8:30 Monday morning brought a tragic Christmas to the home of a young resident of the Culver community and to the home of his parents of Argos.
Victim of a shotgun blast was Ray MYERS, Jr., 30, of RFD 2, Culver, when he attempted to remove a loaded weapon from the rear of his car in preparation for a day of hunting. The full charge of the 12-gauge gun entered Myers' chest and pierced through his back.
Coroner Paul CONNELL, of Plymouth returned a verdict of accidental death by shooting.
Myers' brother-in-law, Fred A. COATS, 240 North Sheridan ave., South Bend, witnessed the shooting.
Myers had gone to the home of his father, Ray MYERS, seven miles south of Plymouth on the Muckshaw road, to meet Coats and go hunting. Coats' car stalled so Myers got a small pickup truck from the rear of his fathers home and pushed him. Coats parked the car and the two took the truck back to its place at the rear of the home.
When Myers reached inside to pick up the .12 gauge shotgun, the gun went off. Surviving Myers are his widow, Viola [MYERS], and two children, in addition to the parents and brothers and sisters.

Thursday, December 27, 1951

Lulu Umbaugh
Services will be held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran church for Mrs. Lulu UMBAUGH, 76, with the Rev. Paul SCHWANN officiating and interment in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.
The deceased died at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital following a short illness. She has resided at 330 W. Eleventh street in this city, for the past seven years.
Born July 31, 1875 in Denver, Ind., she was the daughter of Luther and Diana (EIKENBERRY) MURPHY. On Jan. 13, 1895, she was united in marriage to Elias Frank UMBAUGH at Tiosa and resided in the Argos community for more than 60 years. She was for many years an active member of the Lutheran church.
Surviving are the husband; three sons, Cecil, Edwin and Harold [UMBAUGH], all of Argos; one brother, Delbert MURPHY, Logansport; a half-sister, Mrs. Curtis GABLE, Warsaw; seven grandchildren. One son Fred [UMBAUGH] and one daughter Edith [UMBAUGH] preceded her.
The body will rest at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, until 11 a.m. Saturday, where friends may call, and will lie in state at the church from noon until the funeral hour.

Annie May McCarter
Death came this morning at 6:15 o'clock to Mrs. Annie May McCARTER, 78, at her home 325 W. Seventh street, following an illness of four years, due to complications. She had been bedfast since last March 10th.
A lifelong resident of this community, the deceased was born near Rochester on July 11, 1873, the daughter of George and Catherine (SHAFFER) GREGSON.
In a ceremony performed in this city on Oct. 5, 1893, she became the bride of Frank R. McCARTER whose death occurred on Sept. 20, 1949. Throughout her active years, Mrs. McCarter was an active member of the First Baptist church. Socially she held membership in the McKinley Club and the Friendship Club.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Burdell LEITER; two granddaughters; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah E. EWING, Mrs. Mary Beth COPLEN, Mrs. Cora ROGERS, and Mrs. Alda M. ARNOLD, all of the Rochester community and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Final rites will be held at 2:00 Saturday afternoon at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, where the body rests, and friends may call. The Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate, and burial will be in IOOF cemetery.

Friday, December 28, 1951

Cleo Ritchie
Mrs. Cleo (SMITH) RITCHIE, 40, died at South Bend Thursday, victim of a heart seizure.
She was born near Rochester April 10, 1911, daughter of Melvin and Della (OVERMYER) SMITH. Her husband, Roy RITCHIE, was killed in France during World War II.
Survivors are her mother of this city; four brothers, Charles and Richard [SMITH], Rochester; Israel and Donald [SMITH], South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Goldie KOFRON, Rochester.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial in IOOF cemetery.

Saturday, December 29, 1951

Ora H. Keller
Rochester friends early today received word of the death of Ora H. KELLER, 75, which occurred 4:30 Friday afternoon at his home in Winamac. Mr. Keller, who was a lumber yard owner and one of the leading businessmen of Winamac, had often visited in this city and several times was on Kiwanis club programs here.
He was president of the board of Indiana State School for the Deaf and was chairman of the board of directors of the First Union Bank and Trust Co. of Winamac.
Mr. Keller was born in North Judson, May 30, 1876 and had resided in Winamac for over three score of years. He and his wife, the former Cora WEAVER observed their golden wedding anniversary last June.
Survivors are the wife; three children; Miriam HAMAN, Vincennes; Helen Louise HICKMAN, Lafayette; John R. KELLER, South Bend; four grandchildren.
Final rites will be held Monday at ten o'clock at St. Peter's church, with the Reverend Leo LANDOLL officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery.

Pearl Brower
Mrs. Pearl BROWER, widow of the late Dr. George BROWER, passed away Friday evening at her home in Chicago. Her death was attributed to a heart ailment. She had been critically ill for the past three weeks.
Mrs. Brower moved to Chicago soon after the death of her husband which occurred here in 1936. During their residency in this city the Browers lived in their home on the northwest corner of Fulton Ave. and Third street.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. John RADCLIFF and Miss Olive CHASE, and a brother, Chapman CHASE, all of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held at the Nelson Funeral Chapel, Ashland at Foster St., Chicago, 10 a.m. Monday.
Graveside services will be conducted at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery Monday afternoon between 1:30 and 2:00.

Monday, December 31, 1951

Joseph S. Keim
Funeral services for Joseph S. KEIM, 80, who died at 11:45 Saturday night at his home, five miles northeast of Peru, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the Chili Baptist church. The officiating ministers will be Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, assisted by Rev. Harry RICHER. Burial will be made in the Chili cemetery.
Mr. Keim has been ill with complications for the past three years. He was born Aug. 26, 1871, in Miami county and had spent his lifetime as a carpenter, actually 53 years, in his home commnity. His parents were Samuel and Catherine (WINBAUGH) KEIM. He was married to Daisy KREIG on Sept. 18, 1918.
The suvivors are the wife; one son, Bernard [KEIM], Peru; daughter, Mrs. Roy FLORA, Per; one step-daughter, Mrs. W. L. TAYLOR, Belleville, Ohio; three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Dora CLEVENGER of Peru.
The body rests at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron where friends may call until Tuesday noon. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church at Chili.

J. A. Grogg
J. A. "Cy" GROGG, retired postmaster and merchant of Disko, died this morning at his home in Disko at 8:30, after an illness of five days. He was 79 years old.
Mr. Grogg was born April 22, 1872 near Gilead, the son of John and Mary (WOLFORD) GROGG and spent his entire life in the Gilead and Disko communities. He was married to Alice SMITH, May 2, 1895, who survives.
The survivors besides the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Lois BRADY, Chicago, and Mrs. Blanche HARLAN, Disko; three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Emma ISENBERGER, Marion.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron. The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Harlan M. Harrold
Harlan M. HARROLD, 77, retired farmer residing 2 1/2 miles northeast of Akron, died this morning at 3:25, at the Woodlawn hospital. Death was attributed to complications following a two weeks illness.
The deceased was born Dec. 1, 1874 in Kosciusko county but had spent nearly all his life in Fulton county. He was the son of Francis and Catherine (GOOD) HARROLD. His wife, the late Viola CARPENTER, died 19 years ago.
The survivors are three sons, Gail [HARROLD] of Mentone; Ernest [HARROLD], Claypool; Willis [HARROLD], Mishawaka; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Arthur [HARROLD], Akron.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron and will be returned to the Harrold residence at 3 p.m., Wednesday.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Omer Richard Shoemaker and
Ruth Leona Golden
SHOEMAKER

Funeral services for Omer Richard SHOEMAKER, 24, of near Akron, the principal in a murder-suicide tragedy in Bourbon, Sunday night have been set.
The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron, with the Rev. Lloyd POWELL of the Rochester Church of God officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.
The body will be taken to the family home at 9 a.m., Tuesday and returned to the funeral chapel from the home, Wednesday noon.
Omer Richard Shoemaker was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Fulton county, the son of Ralph and Treva (Van LUE) SHOEMAKER. He had lived his entire life in Fulton county excepting for a short time when the family moved to St. Joseph county. He was a graduate of the Green Twp. high school of that county.
The survivors, besides the parents are a sister, Mrs. Mary Louise PETERSON of Mishawaka; two brothers, Paul and Larry [SHOEMAKER] at home, a grandmother and grandfather.
GOLDEN
Last rites for Ruth Leona GOLDEN, 16, the victim of a tragic event in Bourbon, Sunday evening, will be held in Bourbon Wednesday afternoon in the same church where she lost her life, when a young Fulton county soldier went berserk with a gun.
Ruth Leona Golden was born in Kosciusko county, Jan. 9, 1935, the daughter of Arthur M. and Erma (JONES) GOLDEN. The family had lived in their present home between Mentone and Beaver Dam for the past seven years. Prior to that time they resided 13 years, northeast of Bourbon.
Miss Golden was a member of the junior class of the Beaver Dam high school and the Apostolic Faith Assembly church in Bourbon, where the tragedy occurred.
The survivors, besides the parents, are four brothers at home, Paul, Samuel, Russell and Donald [GOLDEN]; one sister, Mary [GOLDEN], at home, a sister, Mrs. Leslie KONKLE, Warsaw and two sisters, Dorothy and Joy [GOLDEN], of Fort Wayne. There is also the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Leander JONES of rural route, Etna Green.
The funeral will be Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 2, at the Apostolic church in Bourbon with the Rev. H. C. SCHEARER officiating. Burial will be made in the Bourbon-Parks cemetery.
The body will rest at the Beigh Funeral Home in Bourbon until Tuesday noon, when it will be removed to the family home to remain until Wednesday noon when it will be returned to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour.
AKRON YOUTH KILLS GIRL AND SELF
A 16-year-old was shot and killed last night in a crowded Bourbon, Ind., church while a Christmas religious program was in progress and her slayer fatally shot himself a few minutes later.
Marshall County Sheriff Harvey PHILLIPS said the girl, Ruth GOLDEN, was the daughter of a farm family living near Mentone.
He said her slayer, Omer SHOEMAKER, 24, killed himself ouside the church a few minutes after the first shooting.
Phillips said Shoemaker had tried unsuccessfully to make a date with Miss Golden when he arrived at his parents' home a few days ago on a Christmas furlough from army service. He had never dated the girl.
Shoemaker fired five shots inside the Apostolic church according to spectators who said he used a German type revolver. Two of the bullets struck Miss Golden in the back and a third wounded Judy FALKNER, 13, who was sitting with her parents near the Golden family.
The Falkner girl was reported in good condition at a hospital in nearby Plymouth.
The sheriff said Shoemaker fired two bullets into his own body before he left the church.
The wounds failed to incapacitate Shoemaker and he ran from the church, flourising the gun.
He jumped into his car and drove away. The auto struck a snowbank nearby and Shoemaker sprang from the stalled auto and shot himself in the head.
The sheriff estimated that more than 300 persons were in the church when the shooting began.
Young Shoemaker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SHOEMAKER, Route 5, Rochestr, who reside on a farm about five miles northwest of Akron. He is one of four children.
He was inducted into the U. S. Army last Oct. 16, from Fulton county and sent to the Quartrmaster Corps Schools at Ft. Lee, Va. He was home on furlough at the time of the tragedy.
The motive for the murder-suicide is said to have stemmed from the fact that Shoemaker had made several attempts to date Miss Golden, but had been repulsed.
Following the shooting in the Bourbon church, the alarm to apprehend Shoemaker was sounded throughout the state. The call was picked up here by Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, who went immediately to the home of the parents to await the expected arrival of the young man.
While at the home the word was flashed from Marshall county Sheriff Harvey PHILLIPS that the youth's body had been found in Bourbon. It then became the duty of Sheriff Norris to give the word to the distraught parents of the young man who were standing near the sheriff's radio equipped car. The parents were thrown into a state of collapse.