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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1952

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1952

Wednesday, January 2, 1952

Manie E. Gerrich
Mrs. Manie E. GERRICH, 65, died at Woodlawn hospital at 9 o'clock Tuesday evening following an illness of six months due to complications.
She was born [Manie E. MILLER] in Hancock county, Indiana on Nov. 15, 1886, daughter of Oliver and Katherine MILLER, and the last of a family of ten children.
In 1904, at a ceremony performed at Kentland, Ind., she became the bride of Willie GERRICH. She came to the Fulton community from Gilead in 1936, and has resided on a farm near the Cass-Fulton county line, about three miles southeast of Fulton, since that time. She was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors include the husband; four sons, Earl [GERRICH], Peru; Walter [GERRICH], Jackson, Ga.; Harold and Donald [GERRICH], Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Albert BRUBAKER of Laketon and Mrs. Harold GREENE, LaPorte; eighteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-granddaughters.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. Don McGUIRE officiating. Burial in Fulton cemetery. The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence Thursday morning where friends may call.

Laura G. Dryon
Last rites for Laura G. DRYON, 73, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Wilbert SULLIVAN officiating. Interment will be made in Laketon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.
Born [Laura G. CREWS] in Grant county, Ind., Dec. 2, 1878, the daughter of Edgar and Elizabeth (GRESSMAN) CREWS, the deceased spent the major part of her life in the Disko community. She was a memer of the Christian church in Laketon. She passed away at her Disko residence on Monday night following a year's illness of complications.
Survivors include two daughters, Lulu and Martha [DRYON], at home; four sisters, Mrs. Edna MILLER, Astoria, Ohio; Mrs. Florence SMALL, Jonesboro, Ind.; Mrs. Josephine KLINE, Okemos, Mich.; Mrs. Emma GIFT, Long Beach, Calif.; and one brother, Walter CREWS, Logansport.

Addie Mae Wallace
Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:00 for Mrs. Addie Mae WALLACE, 85, a lifelong resident of the Argos community, who passed away at eight o'clock this morning at a Peru Nursing home, after an eight-hear illness with complications.
The daughter of Basil and Hanna BOWELL, she was born in Argos on July 21, 1866. On April 18, 1887, she was united in marriage with John WALLACE who preceded her in 1948.
She was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are three sons, Austin [WALLACE], Argos; Reuben [WALLACE], Placerville, Calif.; Levi [WALLACE], Mishawaka; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a half-brother, James BOWELL, Rochester; and several nephews and nieces.
Final rites will be held at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert COOVERT in charge. Burial in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Mrs. Alva Potts
Mrs. Alva POTTS, of Rensselaer, mother of Mrs. Wade JARRETTE, of this city passed away Monday morning at the Battle Grounds, Ind. sanitarium where she had been a patient for the past several days. She had been critically ill for over a month.
Mrs. Potts is survived by her husband, of Rensselaer, three sons and a daughter, Mrs. Letha JARRETTE, of this city. Mrs. Jarrette is with her father at Rensselaer. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, January 3, 1952

[no obits]

Friday, January 4, 1952

Clement L. Hickle
Funeral rites for Clement L. HICKLE, 79, whose death was reported in Benton Harbor, Mich., Dec. 30, were held in that city wih burial in Crystal Spring cemetery. The IOOF lodge at Benton Harbor was in charge.
The deceased was born in Ross county, Ohio, the son of George and Mary (HINTON) HICKLE in 1872. He was the oldest of eight children born to this union. Although he lived in the Kewanna community for a number of years, he had resided in Michigan since 1924. He was a member of the Christian church and the IOOF lodge, Kewanna.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Retha HICKLE; two sons, Elmer and George [HICKLE], Kewanna; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie AMWILER, Monticello; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Also, two brothers, Raleigh P. [HICKLE] and John C. [HICKLE], Calgary, Alberta, Canada; three sisters, Mrs. Ora ROSS, Calgary; Mrs. Estella ROSS, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Etta RANS, Rochester; two half-sisters Ethel CAHILL of Calgary; Catherine McKINNEY of Seattle; and several nieces and nephews.

Michael Zegafuse
Francis ZEGAFUSE, Route 6, has been informed of the death of his brother, Michael [ZEGAFUSE], which occurred recently in his home city, Spokane, Wash., where funeral services were held.
The deceased formerly resided in this county, and was well known in this community.

Pvt. Jack Owen Walker
Friends in Akron and vicinity were shocked to hear of the death of Jack WALKER in the Korean War.
Jack lived on a farm in southeast part of Henry Township during his school years and he was graduated from Akron high school in the class of 1947.
He died October 7, 1951 in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital 8209 in Korea, at the age of 22 years, 8 months and 3 days, a victim of enemy small arms fire by which he was wounded September 30, 1951 while serving in the line of duty. He was previously wounded August 18 from which he had recovered.
Jack Owen WALKER, Pvt. the 23rd Infantry, 2nd Division was the son of Howard and Mary WALKER, formerly of Akron, now living near French Lick. He was born at Valparaiso April 4, 1929. He was united in marriage to Shirley May ABEL of French Lick Dec. 30, 1950. He was indcted into the U. S. service January 10, 1951.
A daughter, Shirley Diane [WALKER], was born September 30, 1951, the same day that the father received the wounds that proved fatal. The father died seven days later before word could reach him of the birth of his daughter.
He leaves his wife and baby daughter, his mother and father, and one brother, Howe [WALKER].
His body was brought to the home of his parents near French Lick last week. Military services were held Saturday afternoon, December 29, at the American Legion Home in French Lick.
Mrs. Nola KOTTERMAN of Macy, a sister of Mrs. Howard WALKER, spent last week in the Walker home in French Lick and attended the funeral services of her nephew.

Saturday, January 5, 1952

[no obits]

Monday, January 7, 1952

Cora Mullican
Relatives and friends in Rochester have received word of the death, last Friday in California, of Mrs. Cora [HICKS] MULLICAN LANE, widow of the late Dr. [Lorenzo A.] MULLICAN, and mother of the famous LANE SISTERS, nationally known stars of pictures and opera.
Funeral services were held today and burial was made in the Western state.
Dr. Mullican was the brother of Charles MULLICAN and Ben MULLICAN of this city. Mrs. LANE is survived by her five daughters, all in California; two brothers, Earl HICKS, Kokomo, and Rev. George HICKS, a superannuated Christian minister, South Bend.
When her five daughters, Leota, Martha, Lola, Rosemary and Priscilla [LANE] attained fame on state and in pictures, as The Lane Sisters, Mrs. Mullican had her name legally changed to Lane, as a matter of expediency.

Lewis Kolbut
Lewis KOLBUT, 78, a resident of Knox, died this morning at 12:10 at the Rochester Nursing Home where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.
Death was attributed to pneumonia and complications, following a three month illness. Mr. Kolbut was a native of Russia.
The survivors are the wife, of Knox, and several children. He was a member of the Catholic church in Knox, and farmer by occupation.
The body was prepared for burial at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home and then removed to the Pruseiki Funeral Home in Hammond.

Jacob Hoffman
Winamac, Ind., Jan.7. -- Jacob HOFFMAN, 79, of Buffalo, died of a heart attack Saturday evening at the Carneal hospital. He had been taken to the hospital earlier for a check-up.
Born March 4, 1872 in Pulaski county, he was the son of Jacob and Kathryn (WILLIAMS) HOFFMAN. A retired farmer, he had lived his entire life in this county.
He was a trustee of Beaver township for 10 years.

Tuesday, January 8, 1952

Wilbur R. Cunningham
Funeral rites for a one-time Fulton county resident will be held Wednesday in Logansport with burial to be made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Wilbur Raymond CUNNINGHAM, 42, whose home address was route two, Logansport, died early Sunday morning, in the Indiana State Village at New Castle, where he had been a patient for a number of years.
The funeral will be held at the McCloskey-Hamilton Chapel in Logansport, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30, with the Rev. Fr. John CUNNINGHAM officiating.
The deceased was born March 7, 1909, in Marshall county, the son of George and Elsie WAGONER CUNNINGHAM. The family lived in Rochester for several years.
The survivors are the father; two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Victor WILLY, R. 4, Logansport and Mrs. Darl STILWELL, R. 2, Royal Center; two brothers, Claude [CUNNINGHAM], R. 4, Logansport and Burgess [CUNNINGHAM], Lucerne.

Wednesday, January 9, 1952

Florence Wiggam
Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. Florence WIGGAM, of Indianapolis, which occurred in that city Monday morning, following a long illness.
She was a sister of Mrs. William HINDEL, of this city, Mrs. Clarence KOEHN, of Indianapolis and Mrs. Dan KEARNEY, of Denver, Colo. Mr. and Mrs. William HINDEL were in Indianapolis at the time of her death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary, Indianapolis.

Thursday, January 10, 1952

Emma Barkman
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon at Hamlett cemetery in Newcastle township for Mrs. Emma (JONES) BARKMAN, 83, who passed away at the Methodist Memorial Home, Warren, Ind., Jan 7.
She was the widow of the late John BARKMAN, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. She was born and reared in Fulton county, but has resided elsewhere for about 45 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. George L. POTTER, Lafayette, and a brother, Ezra JONES of this city.

Pfc. Robert Becker
Pfc. Robert BECKER, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl BECKER of Spencer, Ind., and a nephew of Miss Alice BECKER of this city, was killed in action in Korea last Sept. 16. His body is expected to reach Spencer today, and funeral rites have been set tentatively for Sunday at Spencer, according to information received by relatives.
He was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., Jan. 26, 1931. He graduated from Spencer high school in the class of 1948, and following graduation entered Purdue University before enlisting in the U. S. Marine Corps in Aug. 1950.
Robert was originally assigned to the 16th Battalion when they left Indianapolis but later was reassigned to the 3rd Battalion, where he saw intensive acrtion. He sailed for overseas duty on April 14, 1951.
Surviving are the parents, who formerly resided in Rochester; one brother, Pvt. Stewart BECKER, now stationed at Ft. Scott, San Francisco; a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sally McNEIL, Sedalia, Mo., and one aunt who resides here.
His paternal grandparents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Cal BECKER, operated the Erie hotel here for many years.

Pvt. Lloyd Alderfer
Information has been forwarded by the War Department to the parents here of the death of Pvt. Lloyd ALDERFER, 21, killed in action in Korea, Dec. 30, last.
Pvt. Alderfer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl ALDERFER of the Mentone community, was born in Marshall county, near Tippecanoe, July 2, 1930. During his school years he lived with his parents on farms in Richland township and attended the Richland Center school.
He was inducted into service by the Fulton County Draft Board on June 14, 1951 and was assigned upon arrival in Korea to the 7th U. S. Infantry. A letter received from him by the parents, sometime ago, mentioned hard fighting near "Heartbreak Ridge." He last visited his parents and other relatives on a ten-day furlough Oct. 31 to Nov. 9, just prior to embarking for overseas duty.
Survivors include the parents, four sisters, Mrs. Ruby THOMPSON, Warsaw; Mrs. Jessie ARMSTRONG, 817 E. 12th St., Rochester; Phyllis and Mary Ruth [ALDERFER] at home; seven brothers, Earl, Ft. Wayne; Merle, Warsaw; Fred, Kewanna, Myron, Rochester, and Clyde, Howard and Wayne [ALDERFER] at home. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clinton ALDERFER, RR. 3.
Pvt. Alderfer is the fifth fatality of record from this county in the Korean conflict.

Friday, January 11, 1952

Charles C. Vermillion
Charles C. VERMILLION, 77, brother of Rev. Albert VERMILLION of Jamestown, Indiana, born and well known in the Argos community, died Thursday morning at Phoenix, Arizona, where he had gone with his daughter, Mrs. Edna MEYER of Lead, South Dakota, to spend the winter.
His wife, Ada REEDER VERMILLION, preceded him in death in 1945. In addition to his brother and daughter, two sisters, Mrs. Minnie PONTIUS of Fontana, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Mary ABAIR of Gary, survive. Funeral services were held Monday at Rockford, Illinois, to which town Mr. Vermillion went when he left his birthplace at Walnut.

Arthur P. Leffel
Death came last night at Woodlawn hospital to Arthur P. LEFFEL, 93, a retired farmer of the Twelve Mile community. He had been ill about two weeks.
He was born in Adams township, Cass county on Sept. 17, 1858, the son of Samuel and Lorendia (PETERS) LEFFEL. His wife, the late Sarah Jane LEFFEL died in 1939.
Survivors include three children, Mrs. O. R. PICKERING, Twelve Mile; Mrs. H. C. HELMS, South Bend; and Paul LEFFEL, this city; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; half-brothers Jacob and Harmon ABSHIRE, and one half-sister, Mrs. Goldie MORROW, all of Twelve Mile.
Mr. Leffel was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church. The body rests at the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru. Funeral services will be announced later.

Saturday, January 12, 1952

Violet B. Smith
Mrs. Violet B. SMITH, 42, died last night at Woodlawn hospital, following a long illness.
She was born in Kewanna Nov. 1, 1909, and resided there most of her lifetime, except for residency in South Bend for a few years.
Her husband, Charles SMITH, survives, as do her mother, Mrs. Charles CORSAUT, Kewanna; two brothers, Robert CORSAUT, South Bend; Delbert [CORSAUT], Kewanna; two sisters, Dorothy CORCAUS [?], South Bend, and Mrs. Elmer HARPER, Kewanna.
The body rests at the Harrison funeral home, where services will be held at 1:30 Sunday afternoon with the Rev. W. R. SALE officiating, and interment in Kewanna IOOF cemetery.

Arthur P. Leffel
Final rites for Arthur P. LEFFEL, 93, who passed away at Woodlawn hospital Thursday evening, will be held at the Bethlehem Methodist church, near Metea, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with the Rev. Howard CRESS officiating. Burial will be made in Bethlehem cemetery.
The body will be moved from the Eikenberry mortuary, Peru, to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. O. R. PICKERING, Twelve Mile, and will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m., until the funeral hour on Sunday. Prior to that time friends may call at the Pickering home.

Simon B. Railsback
Simon B. RAILSBACK, age 98, the oldest resident of Argos, died Friday night at 9:30, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Essie SLATER, 518 N. Michigan St., in Argos.
The aged man's death was due to heart complications. He had been in failing health since October.
Mr. Railsback was a retired farmer and had spent all of his life in the Argos community. he was very active until last fall and was able to provide much of the information needed when plans were being made for the Argos Centennial celebration last summer.
He was born Nov. 14, 1853, in Argos the son of William and Melissa (BROWN) RAILSBACK. He was married to Alice HOOVER.
The survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Slater of Argos; one sister, Mrs. Etta SMITH, of Los Angeles, Calif., and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Mrs. Eva SHENEMAN of Walkerton and her daughter, Mrs. Joyce ZOOK of North Liberty, had resided in the Railsback family home for a number of years.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday forenoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Allen B. RICE II as the officiating minister. Burial will be made in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home where the body rests.

Monday, January 14, 1952

Dr. Ross Franklin Lockridge, Sr.
Fort Wayne, Jan. 14--Dr. Ross Franklin LOCKRIDGE, Sr., 74, writer and lecturer on Indiana and Midwest history, died Saturday night in Bloomington Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Metodist Church of Bloomington. The body will be brought to Fort Wayne for burial with graveside services at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Lindenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Lockridge had been ill with heart disease for about a year, but was taken to the hospital only Saturday. His most recent book was "The Story of Indiana," adopted less than a year ago as an eighth grade textbook in this state.
He also wrote "How Government Functions in Indiana," "George Rogers Clark," "A. Lincoln," "The Hoosier Township Trustee," and "LaSalle," among others.
A native of Miami County, he was born in 1877 and attended Roann High School. He worked his way through Indiana University by teaching, taking his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1900 and the Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1907. One of the first I.U. winner of the Phi Beta Kappa key, he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in 1938 from Lincoln Memorial University of Harrowgate, Tenn.
He was principal of Peru High School in 1903.
In 1907 he opened a law office in Shawnee, Okla., and served as a police judge, county judge and public defender of Oklahoma before returning to Indiana in 1913.
A short time later he became affiliated with Wayne Knitting Mills as employment manager and welfare director.
He had also been an extension lecturer for Indiana University and for a number of years was field extension secretary but was not connected with the institution at the time of his death. He was widely known for his lectures and his "Campfire Talks" in which he dramatized pioneer days for outdoor audiences.
During the depression he was state director of the Federal Writers Project and from 1935 to 1937 was director of the Hoosier Memorial Activities under the Indiana University Foundation.
He also was active in the restoration project at New Harmony, and was known throughout the state for historical "on the spot" lectures.
His son, Ross F. LOCKRIDGE, Jr., won critical praise as a novelist after writing "Raintree County" published in 1948. The young man was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in his garage in March, 1949.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie SHOCKLEY LOCKRIDGE, two children Shockley LOCKRIDGE of Park Forest, Ill., and Lillian Louise LOCKRIDGE of Bloomington and six grandchildren.
Dr. Lockridge had many friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county. For the past several years he gave lectures in both Fulton and Marshall counties on historical events which occurred in these vicinities.
Among his more recent talks here were those on the Chippewanaung site and the Evacuation of the last tribes of Indians during the 1830's from their camp along the Tippecanoe river north of Rochester. Large classes of teachers and students attended these interesting talks given by this well-known Indiana historian.

Ada Clark
Mrs. Ada CLARK, 77, widow of the late Edward W. CLARK, died Sunday evening at her home in Kokomo following a month's illness of complications.
She was born in Preble county, Ohio in 1874, daughter of I. J. and Lucinda (STEVENS) WEAVER. She was well known in this community having been a resident at Lake Manitou for many years. She was a member of the Christian Science church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Walter EDWARDS and Mrs. Shirley IRVINE, Kokomo; and Mrs. Annabelle VanECK, Elwood and one brother, T. E. WEAVER, Route 2, Rochester. Mrs. Nellie BABCOCK is an aunt. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Claude L. Burroughs
Claude L. "Barney" BURROUGHS, 63, died early this morning at the home of his son, Jack, in Anderson, following a long illness due to complications.
He was born in Kokomo, and for many years was established in the automobile business in Akron. For the past eleven years he has been employed and resided in Mishawaka.
He is survived by the widow, the former Lela JENKINS; a son Jack BURROUGHS, Anderson; two daughters, Mrs. Betty HAWLEY, Wabash; and Mrs. Marion GERRICK, Elwood.
The body rests at the Thomas funeral home, Galveston, where services will be held Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made there.

Tuesday, January 15, 1952

Theodore Ness
Funeral services for Theodore NESS, 78, who lived east of Grass Creek, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grass Creek EUB church with the Rev. L. B. McKINLEY officiating. Burial will be made in the Winamac cemetery.
Mr. Ness died Sunday afternoon. The body was taken from the Fry and Lange Funeral Home in Winamac to the home yesterday where it will remain until the funeral hour.
The survivors are three sons and two daughters, Harry, Logansport; Charles, Kewanna; Roy [NESS], Logansport; Mrs. Zella PROUTY, Logansport; Mrs. Margaretaoa SWAMI, Hammond. His wife passed away in 1947l

Boyd E. Katherman
Death came suddenly this morning at 10:00 to Boyd E. KATHERMAN, 63, at the home of a neighbor, Leslie SOWERS, near Macy.
Mr. Katherman had gone early this morning to cut timber on the Angle farm, about a half mile west of Macy, when he became suddenly ill. He reached the Sowers home shortly before he expired.
Born northeast of Rochester on May 8, 1888, son of Isiah and Susan (SMITH) KATHERMAN, he resided most of his lifetime in and around this community, and for the past 20 years lived in Macy.
His wife, the late Ollie TROUT, preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 1951.
Survivors are three step-children, Roscoe HARDING, South Bend; Mrs. Evelyn BUDD, Monterey; and Mrs. William BALLINGER, Rochester.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Wednesday, January 16, 1952

Constance Ann Carr
Infant Constance Ann CARR, 10-month-old daughter of James and Grace (HAWORTH) CARR, RFD 6, died at 5:20 o'clock Tuesday evening at the residence opposite the City Park.
Besides the parents, she is survived by a brother, Michael [CARR], at home; paternal grandfather, Patrick CARR, Attica; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. HAWORTH, Attica.
Final rites will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the residence with the Rev. Fr. Edward HOLLAND of St. Anne's Parish, Kewanna in charge. Interment will be made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the residence until the funeral hour.

Boyd E. Katherman
Final rites for Boyd E. KATHERMAN, 63, who died in a heart seizure Monday morning, near Macy, will be held at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Burial in Plainview cemetery, Macy.

John Yike
John "Link" YIKE, 69, died at 12:45 o'clock this morning in a Logansport hospital, following an illness of several years, due to complications. His condition has been considered serious for the past six months.
The deceased, a lifelong resident of this community, resided on Route 2. His occupation was that of laborer.
He was born May 1, 1882, the son of Isaac and Julia Ann YIKE, both deceased.
On Sept. 14, 1907 he was united in marriage with Orpha C. MUSSELMAN, who preceded him in death in 1924. His second marriage which occurred in April 1929, was with Letha WHITTENBERGER, who survives.
Other survivors are, three daughters, Mrs. Annabelle SMITH, Decatur, Ind.; Martha BABCOCK, South Bend; Carolyn [YIKE], at home; two sons, James [YIKE], at home; John [YIKE], now in school at Terre Haute; a daughter, Mrs. Bessie HATFIELD, preceded him; one sister, Josie HECKATHORN, Peru.
Also surviving, are the following nieces and nephews who made their home with the deceased during childhood: Claude YIKE, Akron; Floyd [YIKE], South Bend; Harold [YIKE], South Bend; and Mrs. Mary KREIG, Plymouth. The body will rest at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home after Thursday afternoon, where friends may call. Funeral services are pending.

Thursday, January 17, 1952

Constance Ann Carr
A number of phone calls to The News-Sentinel indicate that the funeral arrangements for Baby Constance Ann CARR are to be private. We regret the implication in our account of the baby's death indicated a private service. The funeral Friday morning at 10:00 o'clock at the residence, is not private.

John L. Yike
Funeral services for the late John L. YIKE, who passed away early Wednesday morning, will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. The Rev. William E. HUGHES will have charge. Burial in IOOF cemetery.

Friday, January 18, 1952

Emma B. Stipp
Mrs. Emma B. STIPP, of Lake Bruce, passed away 5:50 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairview hospital, LaPorte. She had been a resident of Kewanna and Union township for many years and had a host of friends throughout that section of the county.
The daughter of James and Matilda ROWLES, she was born April 13, 1888, in Fairfield county, Ohio, and was married to Edward B. STIPP, June 1908, at Winamac. She was a member of the Methodist church at LaCrosse. Her husband is the tower operator for the C. & O. railroad in Kewanna.
Survivors include the husband, three daughters, Mrs. Carl BAUMGARTNER and Mrs. George GREEN, Jr., both of LaPorte, and Mrs. George A. RIDGEWAY, of Santa Anna, California; a son, Raymond E. STIPP, of Valparaiso; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, William ROWLES, of Brook, Ind., and Clarence ROWLES, of Moreland, Ind.
Services will be held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Haverstock Chapel at LaPorte, where the body may be viewed from Friday evening until the time of the services. Rev. C. H. LININGER will officiate and burial will be in a Kewanna cemetery.

Jacob Bock
Jacob BOCK, 65, a resident of Chicago, died at Woodlawn hospital at 2:45 this morning from coronary occlusion, after a critical illness of three months. He had been in ill health for about two years. The deceased was born in Austria-Hungary on March 30, 1886, the son of Simon and Magdalena BOCK. He went to Chicago in 1911 where he was engaged as a tool and die maker. He retired from active work several years ago. His wife preceded him in death in 1950.
Mr. Brock was stricken with his last illness on a visit here with his daughter, Mrs. E. M. MATTICE and family. Besides the daughter, he is survived also by one son, Jacob BOCK, Jr., Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph SUSAMI, Chicago; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Magdalena SCHAEFFER, who resides in Europe.
The body will rest tonight at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, and will be removed Saturday morning to the Carlson mortuary, 304 W. 119th St., Chicago. Final rites will be held in Chicago at 2:00 o'clock Monday afternoon, with interment in Cedar Park cemetery there.

Saturday, January 19, 1952

Joanna Ruth Calhoun
Mrs. Joanna Ruth CALHOUN, 32, life-long resident of Fulton county, passed away Friday morning in a Logansport hospital. She had been in ill health for the past five years.
The daughter of Melvidore and Vina BRINEY, she was born [Joanna Ruth BRINEY] in Rochester on April 20, 1919. On April 25, 1942, she was married to Ira CALHOUN in a ceremony held in this city. Mrs. Calhoun was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband; three children, Larry Joe, Carol Joyce and Jimmie [CALHOUN], all at home; three sisters, Mary and Anna [BRINEY] and Mrs. Catherine WESTFALL, all of this city.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, assisted by Rev. H. Gordon HYDE will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Jordon cemetery. The body will rest at the Foster Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Sunday where friends may call.

Monday, January 21, 1952

John L. Yike
Out-of-town friends attending the funeral of the late John L. YIKE were: Mr. and Mrs. Leon BABCOCK and family of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. James L. YIKE of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Byron SMITH and Joyce Ann of Decatur, Indiana; John Frederick HOFFMAN of Chicago, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Lee SOUTHERTON of Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Milton HECKATHORN of Peru; Mrs. William Van DEREN and Mrs. I. N. DARR of Indianapolis, Ind.

Robert Hansberry
Word has been received of the death Saturday afternoon of Robert HANSBERRY, 72, which occurred at St. Joseph's hospital, Logansport, following surgery.
Mr. Hansberry was the father of Mrs. D. C. FAIRFIELD of Kewanna, in whose home he had resided for the past several years.
Surviving also are one son in Indianapolis, and several grandchildren.
The body rests at the Jackson funeral home in Elwood, where final rites will be held.

Nevada Hoover
Mrs. Nevada HOOVER, 75, died early Sunday morning following an illness of one year, due to complications.
She was born [Nevada CRAIG] in Fulton county Aug. 1, 1876, the daughter of George and Minerva CRAIG. She had resided in Fulton county throughout her lifetime.
Mrs. Hoover was first married to Madison CONRAD, and in a second ceremony became the bride of Abraham HOOVER, both husbands preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Floyd CONRAD; four cousings, Mrs. Tola ROGERS, Mrs. Blanche MORRISEY, Mrs. Clara ESHELMAN and Mrs. Tom CLEMENS, all of rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Harley FULTZ, officiating. Interment will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens. The body rests at the funeral home, where friends may call.

Ed East
Rochester friends late Saturday received word of the death of Ed EAST, Bloomington-born radio entertainer and song-writer, which occurred Friday night in New York City.
Mr. East began his professional career in the entertainment field at Lake Manitou where and and his partner Ralph DUMKE, of South Bend were featured singers with the Charley Davis orchestra at the old Fairview Hotel. This team sang at Fairview for four or five seasons and made many friends with Rochester and Fulton county residents.
Prior to Mr. East's engagement at the lake hotel, he visited here on numerous occasions wit the late Hugh FOGLESONG, who at that time was a student friend of Mr. East at Indiana University.
Upon leaving Rochester East and Dumke became one of the best known comedy teams of radio networks with their skit being known as "Sisters of the Skillet." Mr. East collaborated at one time with Ted Lewis in the writing of the song, "The Day will Come," and another of the Hoosier's song hits was "Good-bye Dear."
His more recent engagement was a radio show, "Ladies Be Seated." This was produced on the West Coast, where a few months ago he suffered a heart attack which forced him into semi-retirement. It was a similar heart attack that caused his death last Friday in New York.
The Team of East and Dumke was broken up a few years ago when the latter went into the theatrical field where he was one of the featured stars in "Showboat" and other musical productions.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Pearl "Polly" EAST, New York City; the mother, Mrs. Jimmie EAST, Bloomington; a brother, Judge Q. Austin EAST, also of Bloomington; a daughter, Mrs. Wheeler SIMMONS, Chicago, who is daughter-in-law of the owner of "Who's Who"; a sister, Mrs. Reeves BURKE, Philadelphia, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Manhattan at 2 p.m. today and burial was made in the Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, January 22, 1952

Vera Shewman
Last rites for Mrs. Vera LOVE SHEWMAN, 65, wife of Chas. G. SHEWMAN, will be held at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, officiating, and burial in Akron IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Shewman died at her home in Anola at 2:00 p.m., Monday, following an illness of one and a-half years due to complications.
Survivors include a brother, Herschel LOVE, Macy; and several cousins of the Akron community.
The body will arrive at the funeral home at 11:00 Wednesday morning, and will lie there in state until the funeral hour.

John F. Working
Funeral services for John F. WORKING, 75, retired farmer of the Twelve Mile community, will be held at the Ditmire funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesda, with the Rev. Gilbert MAUS, officiating. Burial will be in Shrock cemetery, Miami county.
Mr. Working was well known in the southeastern section of the county where he had numerous friends.

Malissa Harrison
Mrs. Norman STONER has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Malissa (GRAHAM) HARRISON, which occurred Saturday at her home in Tacoma, Wash. She was the widow of the late James HARRISON.
Mrs. Harrison was born and reared in Kewanna. She is survived by two sons and a foster daughter, all of Tacoma. Final rites and burial were held in that city.

Wednesday, January 23, 1952

A. M. Ball
News of the death in Coffeyville, Kansas of A. M. BALL, former local resident, has been received by his daughter, Mrs. Robert HANNA, West Sixth St.
Mr. Ball was 94 years old. He left here years ago and took residence in Kansas, where he has since live.

Thursday, January 24, 1952

Richard Frye
Relatives here have been advised of the death this morning of Richard FRYE, at the home of his daughter in Mishawaka.
Mr. Frye, a retired farmer of the Culver community, has been an invalid for about 30 years. He has a number of relatives residing in Richland township. A more detailed account will appear tomorrow.

Clara Albright
Mrs. Clara M. (GILLILAND) ALBRIGHT, 70, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack Van Der WELLE, 426 S. Michigan, Argos, when she was stricken with a a heart attack, which culminated an illness of five days.
The deceased was born in Danville, Ill., Dec. 8, 1881. She was united in marriage in 1905 with Charles ALBRIGHT, who preceded her in Dec. 1950. She had resided in Argos for the past 24 years. She was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Van Der WELLE, and Mrs. Ruth PAOLETTI, Argos; one son, Marvin ALBRIGHT, Plymouth; six grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mary EVANS and Mrs. SNYDER, Danville, Ill.; Mrs. Emma SMITH, Clinton, Ind.; Mrs. Margaret VERNELL, Houston, Texas; two brothers, John and Arthur GILLILAND, Danville, Ill.
The body will rest at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until noon Saturday; and will lie in state at the Argos Christian church from one to two o'clock when funeral services will be conducted by the pastor, the Rev. J. Robert COOVERT. Interment will be in Maple Grove cemetery.

James Edwin Carey
James Edwin CAREY, 26, Plymouth, a grandson of Mrs. Nathan ENYART of Fulton, was killed Tuesday night in an auto-truck crash 1 1/2 miles west of Nappanee on US 6. He died of a multiple skull fracture along with other injuries, including arm and foot fractures and internal chest injuries.
Nappanee police who with state police and Elkhart county officers investigated the crash, said that the car driven west by Carey skidded on the slippery pavement into the side of a semi driven by Robert SALTER, Cleveland, O. The car then went out of control for 500 feet and smashed head-on into a second truck driven by John T. WALTERS, also of Clevaland. Both trucks were eastbound.
The car, which was a total loss, careened to the north side of the road and into a ditch. Carey was hurled from the car and landed on the pavement. He was dead when police arrived. Damage to the trucks was estimated at $3,000. The two trucks did not collide.
Carey was born in Plymouth on April 1, 1925. He was graduated from Plymouth high school in 1943. He was a veteran of World War II and was employed by John Meck Industries. Carey was a member of the American Legion Post 27, Plymouth. He was active in aviation circles, holding a commercial pilot's license, and was a licensed aircraft engine mechanic.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thurman CAREY, Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Donald BACHTEL, LaPaz; Mrs. Enyart and other relatives in this county.
Friends may call at the Johnson and Son Funeral Home, Plymouth, after 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday, with burial in New Oak Hill cemetery.

Ross E. Floyd
Ross E. FLOYD, 50, died this morning at 4:30 at his home six miles southwest of Akron in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood. His death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the past 15 years.
The deceased was born Oct. 12, 1901, the son of John W. and Ardella (MURPHY) FLOYD. He was married March 4, 1922 to Mary WARD. By occupatioh, Mr. Floyd was a farmer and a member of the Ebenezer Methodist Church.
The survivors besides the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Carl HOWARD, Rochester; Mrs. Charles LATTA, South Bend and a son, Glen [FLOYD], of Macy. There is also one grandchild. Other survivors are three brothers, Elmer [FLOYD], Urbana, Ind.; Emmet [FLOYD], Delphi; Lester [FLOYD], Macy and a sister, Mrs. Ethel KUHN, Colburn.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at he Pleasant Hill church with the Rev. D. F. TAGGART officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery. Arranements are in charge of the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.

Friday, January 25, 1952

Charles Frye
Charles FRYE, 76, died at the home of his sister in Argos Thursday evening after an illness of over a year, following a stroke of paralysis.
He was the son of David and Emma FRYE. He was born in Richland township Nov. 19, 1875, and spent much of his younger life in and around Richland Center. Later he moved to the Walnut vicinity and for many years operated a threshing machine. He had never married.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Flora BEAGLES, Argos, where he made his home; Mrs. Orpha NEWCOMB, Mishawaka; Mrs. Myrtle BLY, Visalia, Calif; one brother, Earl FRYE, Rochester.
Funeral rites will be held at the Richland Center Methodist church at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, with burial in the church cemetery.
A cousin, Richard FRYE, died Thursday morning in Mishawaka.

Richard Frye
Funeral services for Richard FRYE will be held at Mishawaka Saturday afternoon at two o'clock.
Mr. Frye, a former resident of the Culver community died Thursday morning at the home of his daughter in Mishawaka. He was a retired farmer and for the past 30 years had been in ill health.

Saturday, January 26, 1952

Frank B. Smith
Friends here have learned of the death in the Sincroft Nursing Home at North Manchester Friday evening of Frank B. SMITH, 67, a native of Aubbeenaubbee township, but for a number of years a resident of Laketon.
The deceased was born near Leiters Ford on Feb. 13, 1884, the son of James and Eliza (BUNN) SMITH. He was unmarried and followed the occupation of laborer. Death ws due to complications.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Final rites will be held at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, at 2 p.m., Sunday, with the Rev. C. C. STEELE of Laketon officiating. Burial will be in Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, January 28, 1952

Irs S. Van Pelt
Death called Ira S. Van PELT, 61, of Culver, at 6:30 Sunday evening in Akron, while the deceased was enroute to a physician's office, following a heart seizure. Mr. Van Pelt had been in poor health for about one year.
He and Mrs. Van Pelt were visiting relatives in Akron at the time of the fatal stroke.
The deceased was born in Indianapolis on April 26, 1890, the son of Edward and Dorthula Van PELT, and was united in marriage in Lebanon, Ind., in 1914, with Agnes PERKINS.
For thirty years before retirement, he was employed as an electro plater at the Wright-Patterson U.S. Air Force base at Dayton, Ohio. After his retirement he lived in Culver.
Survivors include the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Helen KORNS, Tataskala, Ohio; Mrs. Ruth STOUT, Dayton, Ohio; six grandchildren; and one brother, Arthur Van PELT, Detroit.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hopewell Presbyterian church, Lebanon, with burial in the Hopewell cemetery. The body will rest at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, until 10 a.m., Wednesday, where friends may call.

Tuesday, January 29, 1952

Addie E. Knicklebine
Last rites for Mrs. Addie E. KNICKLEBINE, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Katherine WOODCOX in Bismark, N.D., will be held at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will be in charge and interment will be in IOOF cemetery.
The deceased was a resident of Rochester many years. She came here from LaPorte with her husband, the late Albert KNICKLEBINE who was the service manager of the old Rochester Gas Co., and later the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. Mr. Knicklebine preceded her in 1949.
She was a member of Rochester Christian church and of the Daughters of Rebekah, and was always active in the Women's Benefit Assn. in this city.
Survivors are, three sons, Howard [KNICKLEBINE], Pueblo, Colo.; Harold [KNICKLEBINE], Pueblo, Colo; Chester [KNICKLEBINE], South Bend; and the daughter, Mrs. William WOODCOX, with whom she had made her home for several months in Bismark, N.D.; a number of grandchildren, and other relatives.
The body will arrive here on the Erie noon train, and will be taken to the funeral home, where friends may call.

Joseph Stewart
Richard J. STEWART of the R. J. Stewart Supply Co., 1116 Madison St., today received word from Battle Creek, Mich., of the death of his father, Joseph STEWART, who succumbed in a sanitarium there after a long illness.
Mr. Stewart left immediately for Battle Creek.

Dorothy Oliver
Rochester relatives at noon today received word of the death of Mrs. C. F. [Dorothy] OLIVER, which occurred at 9 a.m. today in the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been a patient in the hospital for the past three weeks.
Mrs. Oliver and her late hsband were residents of Mitchell Park, Lake Manitou, for over 35 years.
She was born 85 years ago at Macy, Ind., her maiden name being Dorothy FARRAR. Mr. Oliver was postmaster at Macy for a long number of years.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. E. L. JORDON, of Fort Wayne, Mrs. R. J. BLACKWELL, of New Haven, Ind.; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Macy 1:30 Friday afternoon and burial will be in the Macy cemetery. The body will lie in state at Macy from 11 a.m. Friday to the hour of the services.

Hugh E. Campbell
Columbus, Ind., Jan. 29. --Funeral services will be held here at 2 p.m. today for Hugh Edward CAMPBELL, Bartholomew County's oldest resident, who died Sunday night. He was 100 years old.
Mr. Campbell was born March 1, 1851, in Fulton county, and in 1854 accompanied his parents to Iowa, traveling by covered wagon.
Most of the last 50 years he had lived in Bartholomew County. At the time he observed his 100th birthday he related that when he was 30 years old a doctor told him he had only six months to live.
Two daughters, Mrs. Zonz CARMICHAEL and Mrs. Jennie REYNOLDS, both of Columbus, survive.

Wednesday, January 30, 1952

Grover C. Mossman
Funeral services were held today in Huntington for Grover Cleveland MOSSMAN, 67, retired Erie switchman who died at his home in that city at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. He had been ill for two years, critically for one week. Burial was made in Leiters Ford cemetery.
Mr. Mossman was born February 12, 1884, in Fulton county, to Charles D. and Alice BINGERMAN MOSSMAN. His marriage was to Mayme MOSSMAN.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Alice WARKENTIEN, Baltimore, Md., the mother, Mrs. Alice MOSSMAN, Rochester; two step-sons, Claude McCLURG, North Manchester, and Nelson McCLURG, Fort Wayne; four step-children and three step-grandchildren; two brothers, Milo MOSSMAN, Fort Wayne, and Chalmer MOSSMAN, British Columia, Canada, and three sisters, Mrs. Zina ORTH, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Anna SICKAFUS,Waynedale, and Mrs. Ethel WESTWOOD, South Bend.
Mr. Mossman had lived in Huntington since 1912. He was a yard switchman with the Erie R.R. for 37 years before retiring two years ago because of failing health. He was a member of the B. of R. T.

Benjamin F. Greer
Benjamin Franklin GREER, 78, a lifelong resident of Rochester and Fulton county, died at 7 p.m., Tuesday evening at the Yocum Nursing home on Bancroft Ave., where he had been a patient for the past week. Death was caused by complications and followed a two-week illness.
Born March 2, 1873, on a farm in the Bruce Lake Station area, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (KELLEY) GREER. He was married in 1926 to Sadie GREER, who preceded him in 1929. He was a laborer by trade. He has resided for several years at his home, 521 E. Eighth street.
Surviving are one brother, Leo GREER, Lucerne; two sisters, Sophia PHILLIPS, Benzona, Mich.; Cora HENDERSON, Boyne City, Mich; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Friday at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where the body will rest and friends may call.

Thursday, January 31, 1952

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Friday, February 1, 1952

Caroline Amanda Hughes
Mrs. Caroline Amanda HUGHES, 91, who had resided in Fulton and Marshall counties since 1895, and who died after an illness of three years in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, will rest in the Grossman funeral home, Argos until noon Saturday when the body will be removed to the Plymouth EUB church where it will lie in state until the funeral hour at 2:30 p.m. Services will be in charge of the Rev. Ivan WOOD, church pastor, and interment will be made in New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of removal.
The deceased was born Caroline Amanda EHERENMAN in Allen county, Ohio on Feb. 9, 1860, daughter of Isaac and Margaret EHERENMAN. In 1877 she was united in marriage with James HUGHES who preceded her in 1941. She was a member of the EUB church, Plymouth.
Survivors are three sons, Glen and Walter C. HUGHES, Plymouth; Milo D. (HUGHES), Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah GROSSMAN, Argos; Mrs. Sylvia KNOBLOCK, South Bend; twenty grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma McCALL, Los Angeles, Calif.

S/Sgt. Donald Day
S/Sgt. Donald DAY, 35, formerly of Chili, was killed when his auto was struck by a train at Amarillo, Tex., at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday.
Sgt. Day was en route to work at the Amarillo Air Force Base when the accident occurred at a crossing. Further details were not learned.
A veteran of more than 10 years service in the Air Force, Sgt. Day was a prisoner of war in Germany 15 months during World War II.
He was the son of John and Carrie DAY, of Chili. He was married to Ruby BEMENDERFER, of Chili. She survives.
Other survivors are, two sons, Dallas and David [DAY], at home; five brothers, Orville, John, and Kenneth [DAY], of Peru; Nathaniel [DAY], of Wabash, and Monroe [DAY], with the U.S. Coast Guard at Bedford, Mass., and a sister, Mrs. Anna Mary LENNOX, of Elkhart.
The body will be taken to Grandstaff funeral home, Roann. Funeral arrangements and other details will be announced later.

Frances E. Schoonover
The body of Mrs. Frances E. SCHOONOVER, 89, who passed away in an Indianapolis hospital on Dec. 22, 1951, and who had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Hugh RINER, 7021 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, has been taken to the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where last rites will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday with the Rev. J. Robert COOVERT of the Argos Christian church in charge. Burial will be in Maple Grove, Argos. Friends may call after Saturday noon at the funeral home.
Services were postponed until this time due to the serious illness of Mr. Riner at the hour of Mrs. Schoonover's demise.
Deceased was born Nov. 27, 1862 in Zanesville, Indiana, daughter of Dr. Ralph and Rebecca (MURRAY) SCHOONOVER. She came to the Argos community with her husband, Burwell SCHOONOVER about 60 years ago. Her husband preceded her in 1922. She and Mr. Schoonover were married in Zanesville in 1882. She was a member of Argos Chapter OES, and of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors include, the daughter, Mrs. RINER; two grandchildren, Mrs. Willis BURTON, Cleveland; and William A. SCHOONOVER, Columbus, Ohio. Both are children of her son, William Ray SCHOONOVER who died in Dec. 1941. Two great-grandchildren also survive.

Walter D. Swihart
Walter D. SWIHART, 72, a farmer residing seven miles southeast of Argos, died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital of a heart condition from which he suffered about six months.
He was born in Ohio on Oct. 26, 1879, the son of Daniel and Mary Ann SWIHART. He was united in marriage with Joanna ROHRER on Feb. 26, 1905.
Mr. Swihart came from Ohio to the Argos community while still a young man. He had been actively engaged in farming until his last illness. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, southeast of Argos, where funeral rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. C. C. CRIPE of Milford in charge, assisted by the church pastor, Rev. Rhett PETCHER. Burial in the church cemetery. The body will rest at the Grossman fneral home until noon Sunday where friends will call, and will lie in state at the church until the funeral hour.
Survivors include the widow, R. 1, Argos; one daughter, Mrs. Bernice BARKLEY, Plymouth; two sons, Arthur [SWIHART], Rochester, and Robert [SWIHART[, Argos; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Nathan M. [SWIHART[, North Liberty, Ind.; Ford [SWIHART[, Argos; one sister, Mrs. Lettie DANIELS, Claypool.

Opal Swisher
Miss Opal SWISHER, 32, of Medaryville, Ind. who has been a patient here since last August passed away 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester Nursing Home. She had been in ill health for the past two years.
Miss Swisher, who was a stenographer and bookkeeper came here from Salem, Ore. She was the daughter of Nathanial and Ina (HALL) SWISHER and was a member of the Medaryville Methodist church. Several brothers and sisters survive.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, February 2, 1952

Theron Grogg
Theron GROGG, 51, well-known resident of Akron and owner of the Winona restaurant there, died this morning at 6 o'clock at St. Joseph's hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been ill one year. His death was attributed to complications.
The deceased was born Oct. 21, 1900, the son of Mason and Alice GROGG. He was married July 27, 1948 to Faye DAVIS.
The survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Lawrence LANE, Wabash; Mrs. Raymond CRAIG, Rochester; Mrs. Robert NICODEMUS, Akron and Mrs. Robert METZGER, Wabash. There is also one son, Arthur GROGG, who is serving in the Maritime Service and his whereabouts is unknown at this time. One sister, Mrs. Dow LANDIS, Akron and a brother, Forest GROGG, Fulton. His mother, Mrs. Jacob MILLER, North Manchester is also a survivor.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, however burial will be made in the Akron cemetery. The body is at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home where friends may call.

C. Clark Mollenhour
C. Clark MOLLENHOUR, aged 65, of Crystal Lake, died of a heart attack while driving home from work about 5:30 Wednesday afternoon. Evidently the fatal attack came just as he started to turn north at the Bert HOLLOWAY corner east of Mentone, as he was on his way to his home at the north side of Crystal Lake.
He had started the turn, then continued directly ahead, through a gate and into the Abe WHETSTONE field. After going about 20 feet the car came to a stop against a tree. Evidently the car was almost stopped as the only damage to the car was a small dent in the bumpter.
Mr. Mollenhour was born on Nov. 7, 1886 and was married to Cleo LEFFEL.
Mr. Mollenhour formerly lived in Mentone and then moved to Pennville, Ind. in the 20's where he operated a garage. He then moved to Warsaw where he was a machinist at the Power King Tool Co. He spent some time in New York with the Frank Saemann company, and the past few years has been a machinist and engineer at the Saemann plants at Bourbon and Mentone.
Surviving relatives include his wife; two sons, Ralph of Mentone and Lavern [MOLLENHOUR] of Etna Green; two brothers, Kenneth and Donald [MOLLENHOUR], and one sister, Loa HAY, all of Warsaw; two grandsons and one granddaughter.

Monday, February 4, 1952

Oliver M. Powell
Oliver M. POWELL, 86, pioneer race horse breeder, of Green Oak, passed away 1 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past several weeks. He had been in failing health for over two years.
Mr. Powell, who was internationally known as one of the finest breeders of race horses in the Mid-West had reared two pacers on his farm a mile and a half east of Green Oak which were and are holders of world records. These horses were known as Royal Lady and Lady Patch. The veteran turfman retired from the race horse breeding business less than a year ago on account of failing health.
In his earlier days Mr. Powell raced his horses at the old Fulton county fairgrounds and other circuits throughout the midwest. One of his world record pacing marks was established on Rochester's last race track which was located just east of Fansler addition. For the past score or more of years Mr. Powell traveled east every year where he sold his thoroughbred colts at auction in the big horse sales at New York, York, Pa. and Harrisonburg [?], Pa. These animals were trained on a half-mile track which "Farmer Powell" (as he was known to the turfmen) had built for the conditioning of his young pacers.
Oliver Morton, son of William and Sarah (BIDDLE) POWELL was born April 16, 1865 in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood, nine miles southeast of Rochster. On April 20, 1899 he was married to Almeda SMOKER with the ceremony being pronounced by Rev. WILKINSON, at Macy.
Mr. Powell took up the occupation of farming and soon afterward became interested in the breeding and training of race horses. He had resided on his farm, east of Green Oak, for over 61 years.
Survivors are his wife, of near Green Oak; a son Ferman POWELL, of Lake Manitou; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth SMOKER, of near Kewanna; Mrs. Marie PUTNAM, of Akron; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Mr. Powell was the last of a family of twelve children.
Final rites will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Hill church, with Rev. TAGGART of the Macy Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be removed from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron to the Powell residence at 5 p.m. this evening where friends may call.

Alice M. Wolfe
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Kay funeral home in South Bend for Mrs. Alice M. WOLFE, 85, who died at the home of a son, Lon WOLFE, 708 Fellows St., in that city at 1:30 p.m. Friday following a heart seizure. She was a guest at the son's home when the fatal stroke came.
She was born in Rochester on Aprill 22, 1866, and was the widow of the late Frank WOLFE, whom she married in 1888. She had resided at 636 S. 25th St., South Bend for several years. Survving are three sons, Lon and Charles WOLFE, South Bend; Ferdie WOLFE, RFD 2, Rochester; four grandchildren; one great-granchild. Burial was made in Highland cemtery, South Bend.

Carrie Jane Carpenter
Mrs. Carrie Jane CARPENTER, 63, Route 1, Bourbon, passed away 1:30 a.m. today at the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis. Mrs. Carpenter underwent major surgery on January 15 and her condition gradually became worse. She had been a resident of Argos community for a number of years.
She was born Sept. 27, 1888 at Argos, daughter of Isaac and Bertha THOMPSON. She was married to Byron CARPENTER on Decemer 20, 1908. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of the Gilead Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband, of Bourbon; two daughters, Mrs. Willard ROBINSON, of Atwood; Mrs. Frank CHAPMAN, of Clermont, Ind.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel MYERS, Argos; Mrs. Blonda MARTIN, Rochester; Mrs. Ada DUFF, Argos and two brothers, Ernest THOMPSON, Plymouth and Alva THOMPSON, Argos.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. J. P. SLAUGHTER will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, February 5, 1952

Susan Kime
Mrs. Susan KIME, 90, died Monday afternoon at the McFarland Nursing Home in this city where she had been a patient fo the past three weeks. Death was due to complications.
Born in Miami county on Dec. 21, 1861, she had spent a lifetime as a resident of Miami and Fulton counties. Her last address was E. Fourth St. and Indiana Ave. She was twice married; first to John POWELL, and later to Edward KIME. Both preceded her in death. She was a member of the "Three Quarter Century club," and the W. B. A. of this city.
Surviving are her son, Samuel POWELL, and grandson Ronald POWELL; two great-granddaughters, Jaren and Judy POWELL all of Rochester; several nephews and nieces. A daughter, Mrs. Perry JONES and six sixters preceded her.
Funeral services will be held at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 2 p.m., Wednesday with the Rev. Charles SMITH officiating and burial in IOOF cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Carrie Jane Carpenter
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Jane CARPENTER, Route 1, Bourbon, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. J. P. SLAUGHTER officiating. Burial will be made in New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Theron Grogg
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron for Theron GROGG, 51, who died Saturday morning in a Ft. Wayne hospital. He had operated a cafe in Akron several years. Burial was made in the Akron cemetery, with services conducted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH.

Edward Owen Deeds
Death came Monday evening to Edward Owen DEEDS, 85, at his home in Denver, Indiana, following a stroke of paralysis which occurred a week ago.
Mr. Deeds, a retired farmer, had resided in Denver for the past nine years. He was born July 30, 1866 at Deedsville, the son of Jonathan and Mary (DRUM) DEEDS.
He was twice married. First to Lucinda BURKHOLDER in 1886, who preceded him in 1893; and later to Matilda C. BROWN, who survives. He resided for many years on a farm near Deedsville, and in addition to farming, engaged also in the ditch contracting business. He was a member of Deedsville lodge, IOOF, and Ebenezer Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the widow are four daughters, Mrs. Zoa KERSCHNER, Denver; Mrs. Floa BROWN, Denver; Mrs. Lucille PUGH, Roann; Mrs. Opal WEAVER, Roann; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Eva MATHIAS, Logansport; four sons, Dennis [DEEDS], Rochester; Earl [DEEDS], Macy; Russell [DEEDS], Milwaukee, Wis.; and Guy [DEEDS], Macy. Three children and three sisters preceded him in death. Other survivors are one brother, Omer [DEEDS], Indianapolis; thirty-four grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Denver Methodist church with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, officiating. Burial in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
The body will lie in state at the McCain funeral home, Denver, until one hour before the service. Friends may call.

Warren Jay Clouse
Warren Jay [CLOUSE], infant son of John and Mavis E. (FRY) CLOUSE, of this city, passed away 2:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. The little baby was born 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3.
Surviving are the parents, a sister, Beth [CLOUSE[, of 402 Pontiac street, this city, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George M. FRY and Mr. and Mrs. Carl CLOUSE, of Pulaski county.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon at the Indian Creek cemetery, Pulaski county with the Rev. Paul , pastor of the White Oak Methodist church in charge.

Elizabeth Essig
Mrs. Elizabeth (KUBLEY) ESSIG, 77, of 905 Jackson Blvd., this city passed away 10:30 Monday evening at her home, from a heart ailment. She had been in failing health for the past three months. Mrs. Essig had been a resident of this city for eight years and for many years resided at her farm home near Talma. She had a host of friends throughout Fulton and Marshall counties.
Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Charlotte (BEEHLER) KUBLEY was born November 8, 1874 at Pecan Point, Ark. She was married to Edward W. ESSIG who preceded her in death in 1938. Mrs. Essig was a member of the Christian Church, of Talma. She moved with her parents from Tennessee to a farm near Talma in 1885 and had been a resident of Marshall and Fulton counties throughout most of her life.
Survivors are two sons, Charles H. ESSIG, of this city; Emil W. ESSIG, of Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Barbara Jane ESSIG, of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Charles M. WALKER, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Charlotte CRAM, of Argos; a brother, William A. KUBLEY, of Argos and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Talma Christian Church. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, near Talma.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, this city where friends may call.

Wednesday, February 6, 1952

Cecil M. Cain
Funeral services for Cecil M. CAIN, 53, of Indianapolis, and a former manual training teacher at Fulton, will be held Thursday from the Conkle funeral home in Indianapolis. His death occurred Monday at his home after a long illness.
The survivors include the wife, the former Miss Ethel [G.] BAKER of Fulton; a son, Robert R. [CAIN]; the mother, Mrs. Bertha E. CAIN and granddaughter, Karen Sue CAIN; and a brother Donald P. CAIN of Sabreton, W. Va.
Burial will be made in the Washington Park cemetery, Indianapolis.

Thursday, February 7, 1952

Joseph E. Smith
Word has been received of the death of Joseph E. SMITH, 79, retired farmer residing 10 miles east of Akron, which occurred at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the home of a son in Denison, Texas.
Mr. Smith was visiting at the home of his son, Robert [SMITH] in the Texas city when he was stricken with coronary thrombosis. He was born Dec. 29, 1872 east of Akron in the South Pleasant neighborhood and resided there throughout his life. He was married to Ora OLDFATHER, who died in July, 1923.
The survivors are a son Dale [SMITH], with whom he resides; the son in Texas and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the South Pleasant church, three miles south of Silver Lake. He was a member of that church. Burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.
The body will arrive in Rochester this evening by rail at 8:08 and taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron where it will remain until 2 p.m., Friday and then be taken to the home of the son, Dale. It will remain here until the funeral hour. The officiating minister will be Rev. Leonard CUSTER.

Friday, February 8, 1952

Russell E. Sherwood
A heart attack last night proved ftal to Russell E. SHERWOOD, 55, who was found dead this morning at his home, 316 E. Walnut St., in Argos.
The deceased, a painter by trade, moved to Argos from Rochester about nine years ago. He served in the Army of Occupation overseas during World War I, and was a member of James Lowell Corey Post 68, American Legion, at Argos.
Mr. Sherwood was born near Warsaw on June 30, 1896, the son of Ora and Loma SHERWOOD. In a ceremony performed at Rochester on Aug. 7, 1920 he was united in marriage with Mary Ruth BARKMAN. Survivors include the wife; three sons, Bill, Byron and Devane [SHERWOOD]; a brother Paul SHERWOOD, Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Edith RITTENHOUSE, Gary; and Mrs. Catherine CISCO, Franklin, Ind.
The body rests at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, with Rev. Leroy GARNER of Walkerton E.U.B. church in charge. Interment will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos, where military honors will be conducted at graveside by the American Legion.

Searing E. Marsh
Searing E. MARSH, 85, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, died at 12:30 Thursday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rollie GRANGER, Logansport, following an illness of about two years.
The deceased was born in Wayne township on April 9, 1866, the son of Wilson T. and Katherine (METZGER) MARSH. On October 13, 1889 he was united in marriage with Louisa Jane SNYDER, who survives, as does the daughter. He was a member of Eben lodge IOOF, and the Fulton Baptist church.
Final rites will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Don McGUIRE in charge. Burial will be in Fletchers Lake cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home, where the body rests.

Saturday, February 9, 1952

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Monday, February 11, 1952

Delbert McCrosky
Delbert McCROSKY, 67, who resides four and a half miles northwest of Fulton, passed away 11:40 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital. He had been ill a week from a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been a resident of the Salem neighborhood near Fulton throughout his entire life.
Mr. McCrosky was born December 23, 1885 in Fulton county. His parents were Lew and Nancy P. (WILLIAMS) McCROSKY. On February 11, 1911 he was married to Cora E. JONES. He followed the occupation of farming.
Surviving are his wife; a son by a previous marriage, Raymond McCROSKY, of Star City; four granddaughters; four brothers, Clarence, Con and Harley [McCROSKY], all of near Fulton and Cecil [McCROSKY], of Rochester. A son, Donald [McCROSKY] preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton, with the Rev. Don McGUIRE officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Cora R. McKeown
Information of the death of Mrs. Cora R. McKEOWN, 81, at 7:45 p.m., Feb. 7, at her home 719 S. Evergreen Ave., Kankakee, Ill., has been received here.
The deceased was born near Rochester on June 19, 1870, the daughter of Thomas and Lydia PARTRIDGE. She united in marriage with James W. McKEOWN in a ceremony performed at Kankakee, Ill., in 1902. They resided on a farm near Kempton, Ill. until 1919 when they removed to Kankakee. Mr. McKeown preceded her in death in 1940.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Rhea CHANGNON and two grandchildren, all of Kankakee; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel SULLIVAN and Mrs. Leona SULLIVAN; one brother, Earl PARTRIDGE, all of Argos.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hertz funeral home, Kankakee, with burial in West Lawn cemetery, Cullom, Ill.

Ida A. Murphey
Last rites for Mrs. Ida A. MURPHEY, 79, will be held at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call until the funeral hour at 10:30 Tuesday morning. Service will be in charge of the Rev. Joseph DUX of Kewanna Church of Christ, where Mrs. Murphey had long been a member. Interment will be made in Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Murphey had been a patient at Woodlawn for the past six months. She had a host of friends throughout the western section of the county and was always active in the affairs of her church and of the Kewanna community.
The deceased succumbed at Woodlawn hospital, this city, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, where she had been critically ill for ten days. She was born on a farm west of Kewanna on May 11, 1872, the daughter of Hiram N., and Mollie (WEIRICK) TROUTMAN. In a ceremony performed in Rochester July 18, 1895, she was united in marriage with Joseph S. MURPHEY, who preceded her in death. She had been a resident of the Kewanna community most of her lifetime.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert P. MOORE, Rocester; a step-son, Ralph E. MURPHEY, Robbinsdale, Minn.; a brother, H. P. TROUTMAN, Kewanna.

Mark Eugene Sayger
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. today in IOOF cemetery for infant Mark Eugene SAYGER, still-born Sunday morning to Walter and Nancy Lou (BAKER) SAYGER, route 1. The Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNNER officiated.
Besides the parents, survivors are a brother, Paul Allen [SAYGER[, and a sister, Linda Lou [SAYGER[; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Walter BAKER, Plymouth; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. SAYGER, route 5.

Tuesday, February 12, 1952

John Carpenter, Jr.
John CARPENTER, Jr., aged 29, of Dayton, O., son of John CARPENTER, Sr., of Silver Lake, was fatally injured in a highway accident on U. S. 35, southeast of Muncie. He was a passenger in a car driven by James LANE, also of Dayton, that went out of control on a curve and overturned. Lane was injured in the accident.
Carpenter, a factory foreman at Dayton, Ohio, was born in Kentucky, Dec. 21, 1923, the son of John and June (MINNIX) CARPENTER.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, Bertha [CARPENTER]; five brothers, Sgt. Hager CARPENTER, now stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., Homer [CARPENTER], of Michigan City; Lacy [CARPENTER], of Wabash; Carl [CARPENTER], of Leesburg, and Paul Douglas [CARPENTER], of Wabash; and five sisters, Mrs. Fannie MAE, of Lessburg; Mrs. Flossie HANNAH, of Kentucky; Mrs. Josephine EATON, of Silver Lake, and Mrs. Ogalee L. GRINDLE and Miss Bessie CARPENTER, both of Warsaw.

James Drake Savage
James Drake SAVAGE, former resident of Macy, passed away last Friday morning at his home in Fort Benton, Montana. He had been in failing health for the past 16 years. He left Macy about 55 years ago.
In 1898 he was married to Arena SROUFE at Macy. Mr. Savage followed the occupation of a telegraph operator until his retirement a few years ago.
Survivors are his wife of Fort Benton; a daughter Rena Elizabeth [SAVAGE]; a son, Lewis [SAVAGE], of California; a sister, Mrs. Rose ROBBINS, of the Methodist Home, Warren, Ind. and two grandchildren. A son, Ronald [SAVAGE], preceded in death.
The body will arrive Wednesday noon over the Erie, and be taken to Zimmerman Brothers funeral home this city to await funeral arrangements. Burial is to be made in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.

Harley G. Rogers
Harley G. ROGERS, 62, of 1217 Monroe St., city, died Monday evening at 5:10 o'clock in Veteran's Hospital, Ft. Wayne. Death concluded an illness of seven years during which time he was practically an invalid. During his active life he was engaged in the contracting and building business. He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of the American Legion.
Born in Fulton county May 11, 1890, he was the son of Eli and Eliza ROGERS. On Aug. 9, 1935 he united in marriage with Mary REESE, who survives.
Other survivors include four step-children, Francis CALK, Norwood, Ohio; Neal REESE, Laurel, Ind.; Edwin REESE, Angola, Inc.; and Jeanette REESE, Norwood, O.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Clayton ROGERS, Plymouth; and Tola ROGERS, Rochester.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday from the Foster funeral home to Richland Center Methodist church. The Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER will officiate. Military honors will be conferred by the Leroy C. Shelton Post, with burial in Richland Center cemetery.
The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call until the funeral hour.

Wednesday, February 13, 1952

Harley G. Rogers
Funeral services for Harley G. ROGERS will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER officiating. Graveside services in charge of the Leroy Shelton Post of American Legion will be conducted at the Richland Center cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

James Drake Savage
Funeral services for James Drake SAVAGE who died last Friday at Ft. Benton, Montana, will be held at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. ROGERS of the Macy Christian church officiating. Burial in Plainview cemetery, Macy.

Clarence W. Hizer
Indianapolis, Feb. 13 (INS) -- Funeral services for Clarence Wesley HIZER, a native of Fulton county, will be held in Indianapolis Thursday morning. Burial will follow in United Brotherhood cemetery at Grass Creek.
Mr. Hizer, a 65-year-old retired farmer, died Tuesday in Indianapolis General Hospital.
Survivors include four sons, Lloyd and Harold [HIZER] of Logansport; Robert [HIZER] of Indianapolis, and Howard [HIZER] of Fort Knox, Ky., and a sister, Mrs. Elzora BOWERS of Indianapolis, with whom he made his home.

Thursday, February 14, 1952

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Friday, February 15, 1952

Ethel Morrett
Mrs. Ethel MORRETT, 64, passed away 3:30 a.m. Friday at her home 1107 Franklin Ave., this city. Death which came suddenly was attributed to a heart attack. Mrs. Morrett had been in failing health for the past two and a half years. She had been a resident of this county for all of her life with the exception of two and a half years residence in Huntington, Ind.
Ethel [COPLEN], daughter of Alonzo and Ella (MICKEY) COPLEN was born on a farm near Fulton, Ind., march 24, 1887. She was married to Bruce MORRETT on December 21, 1905 at Rochester. Mrs. Morrett was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Surviving are her husband, at home; two daughters, Miss Louise MORRETT, Indianapolis; Mrs. Lulu Mae FIELDS, Kewanna; a son, Darwin [MORRETT], Rochester; seven grandchildren, Shirley, Roger, Sandra, Richard and John FIELDS, Kewanna; Ann Louise and Nancy MORRETT, Rochester; a brother, Harvey W. COPLEN, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Alva FLETCHER, Argos; and Mrs. Alta MYERS, Rochester. A son Carl F. MORRETT and a brother Leslie COPLEN preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Christian church with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Morrett will be taken from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home to the Morrett residence at 5 p.m. today where friends may call.

Eli Michael Brugh
Death came after a stroke of paralysis, at 8:50 o'clock this morning to Eli Michael BRUGH, 87, a pioneer resident of Aubbeenaubbee township. He had been ill for only one week.
He was born in Angola, Ind., Oct. 17, 1865, and in 1909 was united in marriage with Ida BOWERSOX, who survives, as does one step-son, Earl REED, and a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy SNIDER, both of Grand Rapids, Mich; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Charles BRUGH, of Grand Rapids.
Funeral services will be held at the Foster funeral home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. ARCHIBALD of the Leiters Ford Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Leiters Ford cemetery.
The body will rest at the funeral home until the hour of the service. Friends may call.

John Hausen
John HAUSEN, 69, of 115 First street, Argos, died early this morning at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, after an illness of seven months. He was removed from his home to the hospital at 3:30 this morning suffering with acute pneumonia.
The deceased had resided in Argos about six years, moving there from Knox, where he had lived about 15 years. He was a retired truck farmer and a member of the Knox lodge of Moose.
Born April 18, 1882 in Jersey City, N.J., he came west while a young man and settled in Milwaukee, Wis., where he married Genevieve EZELL on Feb. 9, 1917.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, John [HAUSEN], Jr., South Bend and Richard [HAUSEN], Los Angeles, Calif; three daughters, Mrs. Jeannette BERNDT, Hamlet; Mrs. Jacqueline BAGLEY, and Mrs. Patricia SUTLERFIELD, Kokomo; and fourteen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Allen B. RICE II, pastor of the Argos Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery.
The body lies at the funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, February 16, 1952

Willis M. English
Willis M. ENGLISH, 65, died at 7 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital this morning following complications resulting from a hip fracture suffered two weeks ago.
The deceased was born in Hendricks county, Indiana, July 5, 1886, the son of John E. and Florence (TALBOT) ENGLISH. In a ceremony performed at Indianapolis on June 22, 1913, he was united in marriage with Helen D. FOORE. He was a retired RCA-Victor salesman, a member of Rochester Presbyterian church, Macy lodge F. & A.M., and Eastern Star.
He moved to his last residence, one mile west of Macy from Indianapolis in 1932.
Survivors include the wife at home, and a step-son, Garland C. FOORE, Peru; several nieces and nephews.
A Scripture and prayer service will precede the funeral service and will be held at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 12:30 Monday afternoon, at which hour the body will be removed to the Baker funeral home, Danville, Ind., where final rites will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, with the Rev. James K. MacFARLANE of the Rochester Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in South cemetery, Danville.
Friends may call at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home from Sunday noon through the prayer service hour. Please omit flowers.

Monday, February 18, 1952

Robert S. Williamson, Sr.
Funeral services for Robert S. WILLIAMSON, Sr., 69, will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bethlehem Presbyterian church, with the Rev. Howard WESTERN of Huntertown officiating, assisted by the Rev. CAMPBELL. Burial will be in Spring Creek cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour preceding the service. Friends are requested to omit flowers.
Mr. Williamson died Saturday night at 11 o'clock at his home eight miles southeast of Fulton in Cass county. He had been ill six months.
He was born Aug. 31, 1882 on the same farm where he died. His parents were David M. and Harriet (YANTIS) WILLIAMSON. He was a member of the Bethlehem Presbyterian church, where he taught Sunday School classes for 45 years. He belonged to the Tipton Lodge, F. & A.M. and was active in civic and church affairs.
His marriage was on Dec. 28, 1904 to Grace BROWN, who survives.
Also surviving are, one daughter, Esther RUDICEL, Route 1, Twelve Mile; one son, Robert [WILLIAMSON], Jr., Route 4, Logansport; six grandchildren.

Maude P. Berger
Death has called Mrs. Maude P. BERGER, 68, who died at her home near Gilead at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon following a heart attack.
She was born [Maude P. SWANK] in Miami county, April 24, 1883, the daughter of George and Catherine SWANK. Her marriage to Charles BERGER occurred on Nov. 2, 1902. The husband preceded her in death.
Survivors are, three daughters, Mrs. Laura SEE, Macy; Mrs. Cleo SHRADER, New Waverly; Mrs. Vestal KNEPPER, Monon; one son, George [BERGER], at home; eleven grandchildren; one brother, Fred SWANK, Haileyville, Okla.
Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Gilead Methodist church with the Rev. Lyle RASMUSSEN in charge. Interment will be made in Gilead cemetery.
The body rests at the Ditmire funeral chapel, Fulton, where friends may call until Wednesday morning, and will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19, 1952

Jennie E. Sisson
Mrs. Jennie E. SISSON, 88, a pioneer resident of this city passed away 2:25 Monday afternoon at her home, 916 South Jefferson street this city. Death was attributed to complications; she had been seriously ill for the past eight weeks. Mrs. Sisson had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Jennie E. [STERNER], daughter of Daniel and Jane (STEWART) STERNER was born July 9, 1863 at Bristol, Ind., and moved to Fulton county with her parents when a small child. On December 20, 1882 she was united in marriage with Charles D. SISSON in a ceremony pronounced in Rochester. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1922.
Mrs. Sisson joined the Rochester Methodist Church in 1879 and was one of the oldest members of that religious organization. She took an active part in the affairs of her church and also the community's social activities until failing health forced her retirement.
Survivors are a son, Earl SISSON, of this city; a granddaughter, Mrs. William C. THOMPSON; a great-granddaughter, Kathy THOMPSON, all of this city and a nephew Ira L. STERNER, of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Final rites will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, Wednesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Charles Merrill SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Wednesday, February 20, 1952

Pfc. Jack Schindler
The body of another Fulton county hero will arrive in Rochester from a Korean battlefield, Friday morning at 5:45. The arrival is that of Pfc. Jack SCHINDLER, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SCHINDLER, Route 1, Rochester.
Pfc. Schindler, who gave his life last Oct. 9, was a member of Co. G, 8th Regt, 1st Cavalry Div. He died near Chura Dong, in North Korea.
The young soldier was born April 5, 1930 in Fulton county and attended the Woodrow and Rochester High schools. Before entering the service he assisted on the home farm, worked for the McMahan Construction Co., and a Wabash factory.
The survivors besides the parents are one sister, Mrs. Virginia KIRP; three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William GOTTSCHALK, Route 1; Mrs. Ida SCHINDLER, Rochester and one niece, Miss Karen Ann KIRP, Chicago.
The body of the young man will be taken to the Foster Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be made Thursday morning.

S. F. Bowen
Funeral services for S. F. BOWEN, former resident of Fulton, will be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at North Manchester. He died at his home there Tuesday morning.
The Bowen family came to Fulton from Ohio in 1916 where he was in the elevator and lumber business. Later they moved to Wabash county where he resided on a farm near Servia. In 1943 the family moved to North Manchester.
The survivors are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Don SHRUM of Rochester; two grandchildren, Douglas and Crystal [SCHRUM]; two brothers, C. C. BOWEN of Spencerville, Ohio and B. C. BOWEN of Wren, Ohio. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church at North Manchester.
Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery at Rockford, Ohio.

Mina Sharpe
Mrs. Mina SHARPE, 83, of Columbia City, Ind., passed away 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at her home in that city. She is the mother of Lee SHARPE, of this city.
Mrs. Sharpe was born May 14, 1869 in Whitley county, Indiana. She was a member of the United Brethren church, the Rebekahs and the Macabee lodges of Columbia City.
Mrs. Sharpe is survived by her son, Lee, of this city, four other children and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Demony and Hollingworth funeral home, Columbia City with the Rev. Ben SMITH, of Warsaw officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Park cemetery, Columbia City.
Mr. and Mrs. SHARPE left today for Columbia City where they will attend the services.

Thursday, February 21, 1952

Pvt. James O. Palmer and
Pfc. Jack Schindler
Funeral arrangements have been announced for the two Fulton county Korean war heroes, whose bodies will arrive in Rochester, at different times Friday.
Last rites for Pvt. James O. PALMER will be held at the Foster Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, with the Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER, pastor of the Richland Center Methodist church officiating. The deceased will be accorded full military honors by the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center.
The body will remain at the Foster chapel where friends may call after 8:10 p.m. Friday.
Funeral services for Pfc. Jack SCHINDLER will be held at Grace Methodist church Monday at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Charles Merrill SMITH officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, with the Leroy Shelton American Legion post in charge of a military salute.
The body will arrive in Rochester at 5:45 a.m., Friday and be taken to the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call.

George N. Moyer
George N. MOYER, founder of the Laketon Nurseries at Laketon, died this morning at the home of a son there, after an illness of one week with pneumonia and complications. He was 91 years old.
Mr. Moyer founded the Laketon Nursery in 1880 and was the oldest active nurseryman in Indiana. He was a member of the Indiana State Nursery Association.
The deceased was born Dec. 8, 1860 in Wabash county in the Pleasant Hill community, the son of Jesse and Eliza (HOOVER) MOYER. He resided in the same neighborhood throughout his entire life.
The survivors are two sons: Robert MOYER of Gilead and John MOYER of Laketon; four daughters, Mrs. Charles SPEICHER, Evanston, Ill.; Mrs. Noel SCHAULL, Muncie; Mrs. Carl ZIMPLEMAN, North Manchester and Mrs. Walter PIERSON, Laketon. His wife passed away in 1941.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the Laketon E.U.B., where Mr. Moyer was a member. The Rev. Howard STEELE, Washington Center, will be the officiating minister, assisted by Rev. W. K. DICKINSON and Rev. MUMFORD, Laketon. Burial will be made in the Laketon cemetery.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron and will be removed to the late residence of the deceased, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Arthur Wayne Rhoades
Mr. and Mrs. Dolan RITTER of Mishawaka; Mr. and Mrs. S. D. RHOADES and family and Mr. and Mrs. Donald RHOADES all of Ft. Wayne, Ind., former residents of Fulton county, have returned from St. Louis.
The purpose of the visit to St. Louis was to attend the funerals of 123 World War II prisoners that were taken at the fall of Corregidor. Among these were Arthur Wayne RHOADES, the son of Samuel and Lola RHOADES, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Frank RITTER of Richland township.
Burial was made in the National Cemetery at St. Louis on February 14. Burial services for the group lasted two hours and was attended by persons from all over the United States.
Legion officers, World War II Mothers and the Red Cross were present to serve coffee and cookies for the hundreds of persons who attended the mass burials.

Friday, February 22, 1952

Lula Mae Green
Mrs. Lula Mae GREEN, 71, of 2005 W. Sixth St., Mishawaka, died early Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carrie McCOY, 288 1/2 N. Main Street, South Bend. She had been ill for approximately one year.
She was born in Rochester Aug. 30, 1880, and on Oct. 19, 1896 was united in marriage with Sidney Luther GREEN, who preceded her on Dec. 3, 1930.
The deceased had resided in South Bend for about 30 years before moving to Mishawaka, four years ago. She operated a rooming house in South Bend for a number of years.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. McCOY and four other children, Rudy and Charles [GREEN], both of Talma; Mrs. Hazel NOONAN, Independence, Ky.; Mrs. Addie STROBEL, Chicago; twenty grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Grace TEMPLETON, Newport, Ky.
The body will be removed tonight from the Orvis mortuary in South Bend to the Charles Green home in Talma, where it will rest until Sunday noon, then to be taken to Talma Christian church where it will lie in state until the funeral hour at 2:00 Sunday afternoon. Burial will be in Reichter cemetery near Talma.

Saturday, February 23, 1952

Jessie Wertz
Rochester friends have been advised of the death Thursday in South Bend of Mrs. Jessie (SMITH) WERTZ, 72, a former resident of this community, and widow of the late L. I. WERTZ who was employed for a number of years as a printer by The News-Sentinel.
Mrs. Wertz was born in Toronto, Canada on May 31, 1879. Her husband preceded her last Sept. 27. While in Rochester the Wertz family resided at 1002 Franklin Ave.
Survivors include a son, Forrest [WERTZ], Mishawaka; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth BROWN, Westville; Mrs. Olive TAYLOR, Detroit; Mrs. Margaret WAIDNER, Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Phoebe Jane WOODWARD, Culver, and a brother, Charles SMITH, Battle Creek, Mich.
The body has been moved to the Fry & Lange Funeral Home in Winamac and rites will be there at 2 p.m. Sunday in charge of Rev. C. D. BARRINGER of the Christian church. Burial will be in the cemetery at Winamac.

Monday, February 25, 1952

William Ezra Barkman
Final rites for infant William Ezra BARKMAN will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Foster funeral home.
The baby born Jan. 2, was the son of Elton and Marcella KERNS BARKMAN, of near Kewanna, formerly of route 6, Rochester. He died Saturday at 2 p.m.
Surviving are, the parents; two sisters and a brother, Alta, Glena, and Ivan [BARKMAN]; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William KERNS, LaGrange; Mr. and Mrs. Ivan G. BARKMAN, Seymour, Mo., formerly of near here.
The body is at the home of an aunt, Mrs. Albert BOOCHER, route 4, where friends may call.

E. Lee Reed
Local relatives have been informed of the death in San Jose, Calif., of E. Lee REED, a former resident of Rochester, but for many years located in the West.
He was the son of E. T. REED, a former county clerk of Fulton count many years ago. The deceased is survived by two daughters, both of San Jose, and a number of relatives here.
Burial was made in California.

Harry Wagoner
Harry WAGONER, 70, well-known farmer residing about three and a half miles southeast of Talma was found dead in bed around noon today by neighbors. He had been in failing health for the past several weeks and it is believed his death was caused by a heart attack. A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will appear in Tuesday edition of The News-Sentinel.
Tuesday, February 26, 1952

Dora Burckhalter
Mrs. Dora BURCKHALTER, 72, a patient at a local nursing home since last November, died at 5:45 o'clock this morning, a victim of complications.
Mrs. Burckhalter, who has resided in Fulton, is survived by a son, H. E. BURCKHALTER, Robinson, Ill.; and a daughter, Mrs. J. C. SMITH, Indianapolis.
A more complete obituary and funeral announcements will appear in Wednesday's News-Sentinel. The body now rests at the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton.

Rev. Alvin M. Thomas
Argos friends were shocked this morning with the announcement from Anderson, Ind., of the death late Monday night of the Rev. Alvin M. THOMAS, 70, which occurred in an Anderson hospital.
Reverend Thomas served the Argos Congregational Christian church as pastor for a period of five years, and more recently held the pastorate of the Whetstone Christian church at Anderson.
He was born in Cass county on Sept. 25, 1881, the son of William and Emma (PLUMMER) THOMAS. On Feb. 21, 1904, at a ceremony performed in Louisburg, Indiana he was united in marriage with Lottie SHANKS, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Ortho THOMAS, Gary; two daughters, Mrs. Cleo SPARKEY, Logansport; Mrs. Roberta DEVINE, Canton, Ohio; one brother, Olin THOMAS, Kokomo.
Last rites will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, at the Whetstone Christian church in Anderson, with the Rev. Russell SIBERT assisted by the Rev. Simon BENNETT, officiating. Burial will be in the Thomas cemetery at Onward, Ind.
The body will be moved from the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos to the residence in Anderson, where friends may call after Wednesday noon.

Harry Wagoner
Harry WAGONER, 70, well-known farmer of Newcastle township was found dead in bed at noon Monday by neighbors. Mr. Wagoner resided about 3 1/2 miles southeast of Talma. He had been in failing health for the past year and it is believed death resulted from a heart attack.
Born November 10, 1881 in Fulton county, he was the son of John S. and Matilda (HOFFMAN) WAGONER. His wife, Blanche (BLACK) WAGONER preceded in death August 24, 1949. He was a farmer and a member of the Talma Christian Church.
Survivors include one son, Dale [WAGONER] of South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth BERNARD, Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Charles [WAGONER], Rochester, and Dell [WAGONER] of Talma, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Darlington, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Milton M. Krueger
Friends here have been advised of the death of Milton M. KRUEGER, 61, which occurred in Indianapolis General hospital late Friday evening. Mr. Krueger, a brother of Mrs. Ike KLEIN, formerly of this city, but more recently of Chicago, had resided at the Antlers hotel, in Indianapolis for the past 17 years. He was a motion picture film salesman.
Mr. Krueger was born in Chicago. He was an oversea veteran of World War I, and a member of the Masonic lodge. As a frequent visitor to the Klein home here, he made many friends in Rochester.
Survivors other than Mrs. Klein are another sister, Mrs. Pearl WEIL of Chicago and three brothers, Jess KRUEGER, New York, N.Y. and Charles and M. L. KRUEGER both of Chicago.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary, Indianapolis, and at 2 p.m. today at Furth & Co. Funeral Home, Chicago. Burial will be in Chicago.

Wednesday, February 27, 1952

Dora Burckhalter
Last rites for Mrs. Dora BURCKHALTER, will be held at 10:30 Thursday morning at the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton, with the Rev. Don McGUIRE officiating. Burial will be made in Thorntown, Ind.
Mrs. Burckhalter ws born Oct. 28, 1878, in Jennings county, Ind., the daughter of John and Amelia (CANNON) COUCHMAN. Her husband, Howard E. BURCKHALTER, preceded her in Nov. 1950.
Survivors are a son, Emmett [BURCKHALTER], Robinson, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys SMITH, Indianapolis, Ind.; granddaughter, Carolyn BURCKHALTER; and a brother, Walter COUCHMAN, Lebanon.
The body is at the chapel where friends may call.

Harry S. Miller
Harry S. MILLER, 61, a retired bank manager, died at 10:45 last night at his home on route 2, following a long illness. Death ws ascribed to complications.
Mr. Miller was born in Kokomo on April 22, 1890. He served in World War I, and shortly after his return home, entered a Kokomo bank where he was employed in various capacities for a number of years.
In 1935 he came to Rochester where he was associated with the Farmers & Merchants Bank, and later transferred to Kewanna branch of the local bank as manager. He remained in that position until failing health forced his retirement in 1948.
The deceased married Mrs. Marcia EMRICK in April 1932 at Frankfort, Ind. She preceded him in death about five years ago. There were no children.
The deceased was a member of the Masonic order, the PBO Elks and the American Legion.
Survivors are two brothers, Lee and Ors [MILLER], both of Kokomo.
Funeral rites will be held at the Harrison chapel, Kewanna, at 1 p.m., Friday. Burial will be made in Kokomo. The body will rest at the chapel where friends may call.

Birdella McCrosky
Death came suddenly at 5 a.m. today to Mrs. Birdella McCROSKY, 64, at her farm home, route 6, when she was stricken with a heart seizure while helping with the farm chores. She had been in failing health for the past year.
Born near Kewanna on May 15, 1888, she was the daughter of Walter and Ella (GREEN0 MOGLE. She was united in marriage Dec. 24, 1908 in a ceremony performed in Rochester with Harley McCROSKY, who survives. Mrs. McCrosky has resided on a farm during her married life. She was a member of the Eastern Star, and of the Fulton EUB church.
Besides the husband, she is survived also by a son, Gerald [McCROSKY], of near Fulton, two grandchildren, Donald [McCROSKY], Jr., and Julia Rose [McCROSKY]; and a sister, Mrs. Cleo EASH, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home with the Rev. Wm. HUGHES officiating. Interment will be made in IOOF cemetery. The body will lie at the funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, February 28, 1952

[no obits]

Friday, February 29, 1952

Larry Nordman
Mrs. Merritt NORDMAN, a beauty operator at the Manitou Beauty Shop has just received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Larry NORDMAN which occurred early this morning at his home in North Manchester.

Saturday, March 1, 1952

James Hollerman
Mrs. Harry GINTHER, 421 Clayton street has received word of the death of James HOLLERMAN, retired Peru fireman, which occurred at his home in Vanuys, Calif., Thursday evening in a heart seizure.
The deceased left Peru about five years ago for California when ill health forced his retirement from the fire department. He is survived by the wife [Bertha HOLLERMAN], the former Bertha GINTHER of Rochester; four children at home; three sisters and one brother, Peru.
Services will be held in Vanuys Monday afternoon. Several relatives from Peru left by plane this morning to attend the rites.

Monday, March 3, 1952

Theodore "Fred" Crabbs
Death came at 9:45 Saturday night to Theodore "Fred" CRABBS, 64, at his home one and a-half miles west of Richland Center, and followed a heart ailment of about a year's duration.
The deceased was a lifelong resident of Fulton and Marshall counties where he engaged in farming. In younger life he taught school at Burton and Tippecanoe, and during that period was the athletic coach at the Tippecanoe school.
He was born in Richland Township on Sept. 5, 1887, the son of Martin and Helen (THOMPSON) CRABBS, and on July 16, 1917 was united in marriage at Plymouth with Miss Mae SHAFER, who survives.
Mr. Crabbs was a veteran of Overseas service in World War I. He was for many years a member of Burton Methodist church.
Survivors, besides the wife are, three sons, John [CRABBS], Rochester; Paul [CRABBS], South Bend, Leo [CRABBS], Plymouth; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine SCOTT, South Bend; Miss Lois [CRABBS], at home; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, Carl and Don [CRABBS], both of Rochester.
Final rites will be held at the Richland Center Methodist church at 2 p.m., Tuesday with the Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER officiating. The body will rest at the Foster funeral home until 12:30 p.m., Tuesday when removal to the church will be made.

Russell Kamp and
Jackie Lee Kamp
A tragic accident in the early morning hours, Sunday, claimed the lives of Russell KAMP, 41, and his nephew, Jackie Lee KAMP, 16, at the west edge of Akron. Both reside three miles north of Akron. The mother of the boy, Irene KAMP, 37, also in the fast-traveling car which crashed, is in Woodlawn Hospital, where her condition is described as "fair' this morning.
The accident occurred at 1 a.m., Sunday morning, as the trio were returning from a dance at the Rochester V.F.W. Home. According to a reconstruction of happenings, the car, a 1951 Nash, was traveling at a high rate of speed when Mr. Kamp lost control.
The car skidded on the curve at the west edge of Akron, hit retaining posts, where a tire blew out. Zig-zagging back and forth across the road, the car continued 250 feet according to measurements made by Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, jumped the curb again in front of the Abe CALDWELL home and crashed into a large tree at the corner of their property.
Death was instantaneous to the man and boy. The mother, Irene, was thrown from the car and rolled across the pavement. She was brought to Woodlawn hospital and the extent of her injuries determined. Her skull was believed fractured; the right arm and wrist were fractured; the right femur and ankle were broken; there were numerous cuts about her body and many abrasions.
The scene of the crash was diagonal from the Sheets Funeral Home where the bodies of the man and boy were taken. It took about an hour to extricate the bodies from the car which was badly mashed. After hitting the tree the car glanced off into the street and spun around. Mr. Caldwell said this morning that pieces of the car were thrown into shrubbery at his home.
Officials who appeared to investigate the accident were the county coroner Dr. Dean STINSON and deputy, Dr. Dale BERKEBILE; Sheriff NORRIS and State Troopers Wayne JORDAN and John HATCH. A News-Sentinel photographer was notified and went to the scene to photograph the car, after it had been pulled to a service station parking lot.
RUSSELL KAMP
Russell KAMP was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. at Akron. He had spent his entire life, excepting his war service, on the farm home, three miles north of Akron. He was the son of Reuben and Alfretta (MORRIS) KAMP.
Surviving are the father and 12 brothers and sisters, Estel, Guy, Mrs. Faye GROGG, Mrs. Catherine OVERLANDER and Irene, all of Akron; Walter and Mrs. Alma WAGONER, Rochester; Robert of Wakarusa; Mrs. Ada HALDEMAN, Akron, Harvey, Fort Wayne; Forest, Roann; Mrs. Mabel SMITH, Bremen and Irene KAMP at home.
JACKIE LEE KAMP
Jackie Lee KAMP was born Nov. 11, 1935 and had spent his entire life with his mother and grandfather on the home farm, route 2, Akron. He is survived by his mother, grandfather and 11 aunts and uncles. He was a member of the Future Farmers of America, Akron chapter and the Junior class of the Akron high school.
Members of the Junior class will meet at the Sheetz Funeral Home at 10:15, Tuesday, where the bodies rest. The class officers will attend the funeral and members of the class will serve as pall bearers. Double funeral rites for the uncle and nephew will be held at the Sheeta Funeral Home, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Military rites will be held for Russell Kamp by the Akron American Legion Post.

Tuesday, March 4, 1952

Mrs. I. G. Cramer
Mrs. H. L. ANDERSON has received word of the sudden death in Stuart, Iowa, of her sister, Mrs. I. G. CRAMER. Funeral services will be conducted in Stuart at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 5, 1952

Lucy Moore
Mrs. Lucy MOORE, aged 83, of two miles east of Plymouth passed away at the Rochester Nursing Home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Moore was born in Chenoa, Ill. She is survived by the following children, Mrs. Mable FRICK, Mrs. Lottie JONES, Mrs. Ethel CRAMER, Plymouth, Mrs. Lola O'CONNER, Culver, and Mrs. Hattie TAYLOR, South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Anna FARLEY, Pontiac, Ill., and two brothers, Dennis ERHARDT, Chenoa, Ill., and Pete ERHARDT, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Friends may call at the Danielson and Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday with burial in Oak Hill cemetery Plymouth.

Mary Wilson
Mrs. Maurice SADOWSKY has been called to Kentland, Ind., due to the death there early this morning of her aunt, Miss Mary WILSON. She was a sister of the late Harry WILSON, well known Rochester merchants.

Thursday, March 6, 1952

Phillip T. "Theo" Davidson
Word has been received by relatives here of the death of Phillip T. "Theo" DAVIDSON, 75, which occurred this morning at the home of his sister Mrs. Norma GREGSON in South Bend. Death was due to complications from which he had suffered about two years.
Mr. Davidson was well known in Rochester where he was employed in various lines of business for a number of years. He was born in Fulton county July 22, 1876, the son of Frank and Mary DAVIDSON. Both are deceased.
Survivors include a step-mother, Mrs. Julia DAVIDSON; a sister, Mrs. GREGSON, both of South Bend; a brother, Franklin [DAVIDSON], Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche GOOD and Mrs. Bessie TRUXELL, California; two half-brothers, Sam DAVIDSON, South Bend; Robert DAVIDSON, U.S.N. Corpus Christi, Texas; one half-sister, Mrs. Roy KINDIG, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the Hollis funeral home in Mishawaka, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Graveside rites will be oserved here at about 3 p.m., with burial in IOOF cemetery.

E. Lee Reed
Word has been received here of the death of E. Lee REED who died Wednesday afternoon at his home in Wilmington, Calif. Death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a heart attack. He was 58 years old.
Mr. Reed was born in Fulton, Dec. 31, 1894, the son of Richard and Abigail REED. After residing at Fulton for several years, he moved to Rochester where he resided nearly 20 years. He was united in marriage to Vera LOVE of Rochester who is deceased. He later married Inez REED.
The survivors are the wife, at home; a daughter, Ione ZELLERS, Kewanna; two sons, Ted and Richard [REED] of California; one step-daughter; seven grandchildren; one sister, Ida ROUCH, Rochester and two brothers, Alfred [REED] of Logansport and Elmer [REED] of Wilmington, California.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, March 7, 1952

Phillip T. "Theo" Davidson
Funeral rites for Phillip T. "Theo" DAVIDSON will be held at the Hollis funeral home, Mishawaka Saturday at 1 p.m., instead of 1:30, as previously announced, with graveside service here at about 3 p.m. in IOOF cemetery.
The name of a brother, Harry DAVIDSON, Hammond, was inadvertently omitted in Thursday's obituary. Mrs. Julia DAVIDSON is making her home with a daughter, Mrs. Roy KINDIG, here.

Mrs. Cohenour
Mr. and Mrs. Francis D. COHENOUR, 408 Pontiac St., were called to Muskogee, Okla., because of the death of his mother which occurred there Wednesday after an illness of one month. Mrs. Cohenour was 72. Final rites will be held in Muskogee Saturday, with burial there.

Etta Easterday
Funeral services for Mrs. Etta EASTERDAY, 83, who died at Memorial Hospital, Logansport, Thursday night at 7 o'clock, will be held at the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton, Saturday at 2 p.m.
Mrs. Easterday had been a patient at the hospital since October. She had been ill 18 months. Born [Etta COLLINS] in Fulton county Aug.27, 1868, she was the daughter of John and Margaret KELLY COLLINS. Most of her life was spent in Wayne and Liberty townships.
Mr. Easterday died in 1938. Survivors are two sons, Edward [EASTERDAY], Kewanna, route 2; Fred [EASTERDAY], Logansport; seven grandchildren. One daughter, Carrie [EASTERDAY], preceded her in death.
Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. Services will be conducted by Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR.

William L. Knox
Mrs. Forrest HEYDE, 1214 Jefferson street has received word of the death of her father, William L. KNOX, which occurred Thursday morning at the Jay County hospital in Portland, Ind.
Mr. Knox was 69 and a prominent Portland business man. He was for 17 years a traveling representative for the Coppes Bros. Co., Nappanee, and has visited his daughter and family here on many occasions.
Final rites will be held at the Baird funeral home, Portland, on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made there.

Saturday, March 8, 1952

[no obits]

Monday, March 10, 1952

Ernest H. McCall
Relatives here have been advised of the sudden death Sunday morning of Ernest H. McCALL, 55, at his home in Marion, Indiana. A heart seizure is ascribed as the cause of his demise.
Ernie McCall was born near Talma, in 1896, the son of Lewis and Elma MCALL. When World War I was declared he entered service and following discharge entered The News-Sentinel plant as a lineotype operator. He remained here until about 1937 when he secured employment with the Marion Chronicle where he has since been employed.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Typographical Union.
Surivors include the wife, the former Erma WAGONER; one son, Ernest [McCALL], Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Howard SHERBONDY and Mrs. Don STORES, and six grandchildren, all of Marion; one sister, Mrs. Zorah BONNELL, South Bend, Wash.; two brothers, Walter [McCALL] of Rochester; Oliver [McCALL] of Portland, Ore.
Funeral services have been tentatively set for Tuesday aftrnoon at Marion with burial there.

Elma E. Haldeman
Information has reached relatives in Akron of the death in St. Luke's hospital, Chicago, this morning, of Mrs. Elma E. HALDEMAN, 77, which followed an illness of six months, due to complications.
Mrs. Haldeman was born [Elma E. DAY] near Akron on April 18, 1874, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (WEAVER) DAY. She had resided in the Akron vicinity throughout her lifetime. Her husband, Charles HALDEMAN preceded her in 1934. She was a member of Akron Methodist church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. W. KERCHER and three grandchildren, Chicago. A son [Charles H. HALDEMAN] preceded her in 1941.
The body will be returned to Akron and rest at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home. Funeral rites are incomplete.

Tuesday, March 11, 1952

Robert Blane
Robert BLANE, 67, died at the County Home at 2:30 Monday afternoon. He was a native of Arcade, N.Y., where he was born Oct. 6, 1884, the son of Albert and Ella (AllSHAWLIES) BLANE. He settled in the Akron community about five years ago, and has since been a resident of Fulton county. He had been ill for the past eight months. He was a laborer.
No known relatives survive. Funeral services will be held at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be made in Akron cemetery.
The body rests at the funeral home.

Elma E. Haldeman
Funeral services for Mrs. Elma HALDEMAN who died in a Chicago hospital early Monday morning, will be held at Akron Methodist church at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be made in Akron cemetery. The body will rest at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home until noon Wednesday when removal to the church will be made.

David Werner
Funeral services for David WERNER, age 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. William B. WERNER of the Bruce Lake community, will be held at the Kewanna Methodist church, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The officiating ministers will be Rev. Forrest HOWELL, assisted by Rev. Myron KOTTKE. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, Lake Bruce.
Death came o the boy, Sunday night at 8 o'clock in Children's Memorial hospital, Chicago. He had been a patient there since last September for a heart condition.
The survivors are the parents; a brother, William Joseph [WERNER]; maternal grandfather, Harry HUNNESHAGEN, Lake Bruce; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William S. WERNER, Winamac. The boy was born April 6, 1939.
The body is at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, where friends may call this evening. At noon, Wednesday, the body will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour before the rites.

Ernie McCall
Final rites for Ernie McCALL, who died in a heart attack at his home in Marion, Ind., Sunday morning, will be held in Marion at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 12, 1952

Jennie (Clay) Curtis
Jennie (CLAY) CURTIS, 47, died early this morning at the Rochester Nursing Home where she has been a patient since last Feb. 27. She suffered a paralytic stroke in October, 1950 and had been in poor health since that time.
She was born Jan. 30, 1905, the daughter of Mahlon and Minnie (BEALL) CURTIS. Her entire life residence was in Fulton county.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty [CLAY]; two brothers, George [CURTIS] of South Bend, and Ralph CURTIS of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Sam ROBBINS, Rochester and Mrs. Tom HERD, Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Final rites are pending.

Daniel J. Dielman
Death called at 9:25 this morning on Daniel J. DIELMAN, 74, at his home three miles east of Macy after an illness of six months duration due to complications.
Mr. Dielman was a lifelong resident of the Pleasant Hill community where he engaged in farming. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
Born in Perry township, Miami county, Aug. 29, 1877, he was the son of John and Anna (CRAIG) DIELMAN. On Sept. 16, 1899 he was united in marriage with Rose SEIDNER, who survives.
Other survivors include, a son, Earl [DIELMAN], Miami county; two grandsons, Donald DIELMAN, now with the U. S. Airforce, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Robert DIELMAN, at home.
One son, Carl [DIELMAN], perceded him. Also are a brother, Dr. F. C. DIELMAN and a sister, Mrs. Alice SHIPLEY, both of Rochester; a half-brother, Leon DIELMAN, Akron; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Russell MATHIAS, Akron; Mrs. Fred SMITH, South Bend.
The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the Dielman residence Thursday morning. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, March 13, 1952

Jennie (Clay) Curtis
Private funeral rites will be held at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday for Jennie (CLAY) CURTIS who died at the Rochester Nursing Home Wednesday morning following a long illness. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Pvt. Lloyd E. Alderfer
Final rites for Pvt. Lloyd E. ALDERFER, 21, killed in action on "Heartbreak Ridge," Korea last Dec. 26, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16 at the Richland Center Methodist church, with the Rev. Glan RAY of the Walnut church officiating. Burial will be made in the Richland Center church cemetery. Mentone Post No. 224, American Legion, will confer military honors at the graveside.
Pvt. Alderfer was one of 12 children born to Ralph and Ruth (AULT) ALDERFER, July 2, 1930 in Marshall county. He came with his parents to Fulton county while yet a small boy. The family resided on several farms in Richland township during Lloyd's school years, when he was a pupil of the Richland Center and Tippecanoe schools.
He was inducted into service through the Fulton County Selective Service Board on June 14, 1951 and sailed overseas Nov. 9, 1951. Upon arrival in Korea he was assigned to the U. S. 7th Infantry Division. He was the sixth casualty reported from this county.
Survivors include the parents, seven brothers, Fred and Myron [ALSERFER], Rochester; Earl [ALDERFER], Ft. Wayne; Merle [ALDERFER], Kewanna; Clyde, Howard and Wayne [ALDERFER], at home; four sisters, Mrs. Jessie ARMSTRONG, Rochester; Mrs. Ruby THOMPSON, Warsaw; Mary Ruth and Phyllis Jean [ALDERFER], at home; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton ALDERFER, route 3.
The body will rest at the parents' home, R. 1, Mentone until 1 p.m. Sunday, when it will be removed to the church. Friends may call at either place.

Daniel J. Dielman
Final rites for the late Daniel J. DIELMAN will be held at the Pleasant Hill Methodist church at 2 p.m., Friday with the Rev. D. F. TAGGART officiating. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy. The body rests at the residence where friends may call.

Friday, March 14, 1952

Pearl Cormican
Death came at 5 o'clock Thursday evening in Woodlawn hospital to Mrs. Pearl (CRUM) CORMICAN, 59, on the eve of her 60th birthday, when she succumbed to a heart attack after an illness of about seven months.
Mrs. Cormican would have celebrated her 60th birthday today. She was born March 14, 1892, at LaPaz, Ind., and was united in marriage with Ellis CORMICAN on May 9, 1942. She has resided most of her married life on a farm 2 1/2 miles southwest of Tippecanoe, on Argos rural route 1.
Deceased was a member of the Bourbon U. B. church; world War I Mothers, Mentone; Tippecanoe Progress club; Foster Rebekah Lodge, Tippecanoe, and Canton Barnett No. 36, Rochester.
Survivors include the husband; four step-sons, Gerald and Marion CORMICAN, Argos; Arla CORMICAN, Syracuse, Ind.; Wayne CORMICAN, Elkhart; three step-daughters, Mrs. Bertha TAVINER and Mrs. Mildred CASLOW, Argos; Mrs. Igerna HIPSHER, Bristol, Ind.; one brother, Roy CRUM, LaPaz; one sister, Mrs. Buerl LOZIER, Bourbon; one step-brother, Ira BLILEY, Atwood; three step-sisters, Mrs. Roy CRUM, LaPaz; Mrs. Ruth HARDER, South Bend; Mrs. Otis TOWN, Rochester, twenty step-grandchildren.
The body will rest at the Grossman funeral home,Argos, until 10 a.m., Saturday, thence to the residence until noon Sunday, and finally to the Bourbon UB church where services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday with the Rev. J. P. SLAUGHTER, church pastor officiating, assisted by the Rev. Bernard WARD and the Rev. John McGEE, Tippecanoe. Burial will be in the Parks cemetery, Bourbon.

Charles G. Apt
Funeral services for Charles Gerreth "Garry" APT, 72, will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery, Fulton. Rev. Don McGUIRE of the Fulton Baptist church will officiate, assisted by Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD.
Death claimed Mr. Apt at 6:15, Thursday evening, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. C. SEVERNS in the Woodrow community. He had been in failing health for the past year and seriously ill for two months.
Born Jan. 29, 1880, he was the son of John B. and Margaret RIEMENSCHNEIDER APT. He was married March 25, 1900 to Jessica Mildred PARKS, who passed away in 1928. Later he married Grace RAYMER who survives.
Mr. Apt was a farmer and a member of the Fulton Baptist Church; also of the Major A. H. Skinner Spanish-American War Post of which he is a past commander. He spent his entire life in the Mt. Olive community.
The survivors are the wife; one son and five daughters: Dale APT, South Bend; Mrs. Dean DRUDGE, South Bend; Mrs. F. C. SEVERNS, Rochester; Mrs. Carl HERROLD, Grass Creek; Mrs. Lester SHOWLEY, Kewanna; Mrs. Frank HIZER, Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Edella HOWER, Napierville, Ill.; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One daughter, Lola Fay, and one son, John [APT[, preceded in death. Three step-children, Mrs. Howard WERTZBERGER, Rochester, Mrs. Elliot BAILEY, and Chas. RAYMER, Jr., Lafayette; two step-grandsons.
Friends are welcome to call at the funeral home. Military rites will be provided at the funeral by the Leroy C. Shelton American Legion Post, Rochester.

Saturday, March 15, 1952

[no obits]

Monday, March 17, 1952

Cecil F. Jordan
Denver, Ind. -- Cecil Flinn JORDAN, 74, died of heart trouble at his home here Saturday at 8:50 p.m. after an illness of six weeks.
The son of Dr. Loran and Carrie (FLINN) JORDAN, he was born at Bucyrus, Ohio, Feb. 27, 1878. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in 1906 after receiving his Masters degree at Purdue University.
He was an associate of his father at Wabash before living in Peru. He has lived in Denver the last 10 years, coming from Peru. His step-mother was Dr. Minetta JORDAN, of Wabash, who died about four years ago.
He was a member of the Denver Baptist church.

Sennettie E. Perry
Funeral services for Mrs. Sennettie E. PERRY, 90, were held this afternoon at the Silver Creek church, three miles east of Akron.
Death claimed Mrs. Perry, Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of her son, Kenneth [PERRY], in Disko, due to complications. She had been ill two weeks. Her entire life was spent in the vicinity of Akron and Disko.
Mrs. Perry was born [Sennettie E. DRUDGE] in Wabash county, Feb. 15, 1862, the daughter of Levi and Catherine (HARROLD) DRUDGE. In 1882 she was married to Lewis PERRY who died Jan. 31, 1952.
The survivors are ten children: Mrs. Florence KREIS, Silver Lake; Albert [PERRY] of Claypool; Mrs. Oma KUHN, North Manchester; Mrs. Mary BAMMERLIN, Andrews; Mrs. Ivan NELSON, Pierceton; Kenneth [PERRY], Disko; Warden [PERRY], near Akron; Mrs. Mabel ESHELMAN, Logansport; Mrs. June HARTZLER, Macy; Mrs. Katherine HOLLE, Warsaw; two children preceded her in death. There were fifty-three grandchildren; seventy-four great-grandchildren; two brothers, William DRUDGE, Rochester and Levi DRUDGE, Milford.
The officiating minister was Rev. Herman HEDGE, Auburn. Burial was made in the Silver Creek cemetery, adjacent to the church.

Goldie Ambler
Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie AMBLER, 64, who died Sunday afternoon at her home, 229 West Ninth street, will be held at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 2 p.m., Wednesday with the Rev. Charles Merrill SMITH officiating. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The deceased was born in Macy on June 23, 1887, the daughter of Sylvanus and Mary (TROUT) SEE, and in 1920 became the bride of Charles V. AMBLER. She came from Macy to Rochester in 1920, and has since resided at the West Ninth street address.
Mrs. Ambler had been in ill health since last August, and seriously ill for the past eight weeks, suffering from complications. She was an active member of the Methodist church of this city, Woodlawn hospital auxiliary, Eastern Star, and Past Matron's club.
Surviving are: the husband; four daughters, Mrs. Juanita DeLON, Kokomo; Mrs. Nila CARRUTHERS, Middletown, Ohio; Mrs. Mary SHIPLEY, Greenville, Miss.; Mrs. Maxine THOMPSON, Lafayette; one son, James [AMBLER], Kokomo; three brothers, Don and Howard SEE, Macy; Emerson SEE, Plentywood, Mont.; three sistrs, Mrs. Jenny HURST, Mexico; Mrs. Georgia SCHOEN, Macy; Mrs. Sylvia BEECHER, Logansport; nine grandchildren.

Tuesday, March 18, 1952

Goldie Ambler
The Macy Order of Eastern Star will give their ritualistic services for its deceased member Mrs. Charles, [Goldie] AMBLER, at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 8 p.m. this evening. Friends of the Amblers and member of the Rochester O.E.S. are invited to attend the services.

Maggie E. Case
Death came last night to Mrs. Maggie E. CASE, 79, at her home in Akron following an illness of six months, due to complications.
Mrs. Case was born in Wabash county April 6, 1872, the daughter of John and Jennie SCHULER, and in a ceremony performed in Disko in 1891, became the bride of Edward CASE, who survives, as does one niece, Mrs. Harry EARLY, Roann. A daughter, Jeanette preceded her in 1951.
The deceased had been a resident of Akron for the past 43 years, and was a member of the Methodist church there.
The body will rest at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, until 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon when removal will be made to the Methodist church to lie in state until the funeral hour at 2 p.m. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery, Roann.

Carl Pfeil / Pfiel
The lifeless body of Carl PFIEL was found by his wife at their farm home three miles northwest of Walton, Cass county, about 5 p.m., Monday. A heart attack is given as the cause of death. He was 88 years old and a native of Germany.
Mr. PFEIL [sic] came to America as a young man. In 1895 he was united in marriage with Catherine E. PAUL, who survives.
The Pfeil family were well known residents of Rochester for a number of years, during which time they resided in the old LAUER property, [SE corner] at 11th and Jefferson streets, now occupied by Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. While here, Mr. Pfeil engaged in the management of several farms in this vicinity.
Other survivors are a son William [PFEIL], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Erna DOORAN, Anderson; Mrs. Hilda KALB, Logansport; three grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wolf funeral home, Walton, where friends may call. Burial will be made in the Walton IOOF cemetery.
The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Wednesday, March 19, 1952

Emma Wolfe
Final rites for Mrs. Emma WOLFE, 79, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Wm. D. ARCHIBALD officiating. Burial will be in Leiters Ford cemetery. The body will rest at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, until noon Thursday when removal to the church will be made. The body will lie in state at the church until the hour of the service. The deceased, a lifelong resident of the Leiters Ford commnity, died at 6:45 Tuesday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wm. RUNKLE, in Akron. She had suffered several months from complications.
Born in this county, [Emma GUISE], Sept. 26, 1872, she was the daughter of William and Ellen (THOMAS) GUISE. Her husband, Henry WOLFE preceded her in death.
Survivors include the sister at Akron; one brother, Simon GUISE, Denver, Ind.; several nieces and nephews. Seven brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Thursday, March 20, 1952

Frank Biddinger
Frank BIDDINGER, 74, retired farmer of route five, Rochester, died this morning at 10 o'clock at the Rochester Nursing Home where he had been a patient since Jan. 30. Death was attributed to a heart attack and complications.
The immediate survivors are the wife and a son, Thurman [BIDDINGER], of Marion.
Short funeral services will be held at the Foster Funeral Home at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Thereafter the body will be removed to the Schalley Funeral Home in Marion for further services.
Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home this evening and for the services Friday afternoon. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
A more complete obituary will be carried in tomorrow's News-Sentinel.

C. G. Lukenbill
Mr. and Mrs. Lee SHARPE left for Columbia City today where they were called on account of the death of his brother-in-law, C. G. LUKENBILL. The cause of his death was not determined. Mr. Lukenbill has relatives in the vicinity of Leiters Ford, it was stated.

Friday, March 21, 1952

Frank Biddinger
Services for Frank BIDDINGER, 74, retired railroad employee, were held this afternoon at the Foster Funeral Home, at 2:30 with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Death occurred Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Rochester Nursing Home.
The surivors are the wife and one son, Thurman [BIDDINGER], of Marion; an adopted daughter, Miss Wilma BIDDINGER of Indianapolis; two brothers, Harry [BIDDINGER], of Billings, Montana, and Err [BIDDINGER], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie McPHERSON, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Etta KICKERT of Rochester, and two grandchildren.
Mr. Biddinger had lived in Converse and Gas City before moving to his home north of the city on U.S. 31. He was a member of the Gas City Christian Church.
Following the services here this afternoon the body was removed to the Schalley Funeral Home in Marion where final services were scheduled for Monday.

Pauline Austin
Mrs. Pauline AUSTIN, 84, died early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rebecca BURNETT in Akron after a long illness due to complications.
Mrs. Austin, a native of Armstrong, Alabama, came to Akron about six months ago. She was born in Armstrong on June 10, 1867 and had resided in that community practically her entire life. Her husband, George AUSTIN preceded her in death. She was a life-long member of the Armstrong Methodist church.
Survivors include the daughter in Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Lulu BURDGA, Birmingham, Ala; two sons, Roosevelt AUSTIN, Dayton, O., and Clemen AUSTIN, Robo, Ala.; one brother, Nelson AUSTIN, Robo, Ala.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. The body will be shipped to Union Springs, Ala., following the service.

Saturday, March 22, 1952

[no obits]

Monday, March 24, 1952

G. Earl Thurston
Rochester relatives today received word from Mrs. Earl T. THURSTON, (formerly Miss Genevieve KESTNER, of this city), of Tri Lakes, Ind., that her father-in-law, G. Earl THURSTON, Sr., was found dead in bed at his home in Fort Wayne, early today.
The elder Thurston was the father of Mrs. Steven MALJACK, who allegedly was murdered by her husband in their Fort Wayne apartment last August 3rd. The murder trial is now under way at Auburn, Ind., where on Saturday, Dickie, 7-year-old son of the slain woman gave some damaging testimony against his father.
It was stated that Mr. Thurston's death was undoubtedly speeded by his worrying over the tragic death of his daughter. His wife is also said to be critically ill. Mr. Thurston was engaged in the insurance business in Fort Wayne. He was to have been summoned as a witness at the Maljack trial.

Tuesday, March 25, 1952

[no obits]

Wednesday, March 26, 1952

Fredia K. Eggart
Death came at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Rochester Nursing Home to Mrs. Fredia K. EGGART, 78, for many years a resident of the Tiosa community. She had been confined with illness at the home since Feb. 1. Death was due to complications.
Mrs. Eggart was born [Fredia K. BELTZ] in Prussia May 14, 1873, the daughter of Carl and Charlotte (ZIMMERMAN) BELTZ. Her husband, Charles EGGART, preceded her in death on October 17, 1937.
She was a member of the First Brethren church, Tiosa. She is survived by only one relative, a niece Mrs. Pauline HORNECK, Tucson, Ariz.
Services will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Edith BRUNER officiating. Following the service the body will be cremated and the ashes buried at the grave of her husband in Sand Hill cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home.

Walter Lee Overmyer
Walter Lee OVERMYER, 67, passed away 4:15 a.m. today at the home of his son, Nelson OVERMYER, of Talma. He had been in ill health since last November.
For a number of years Mr. Overmyer resided in Richland township where he was engaged in farming. Upon his retirement he moved to Rochester.
He was born Sept. 3, 1884 in Richland township, the son of Harvey and Catherine (WISE) OVERMYER. On Sept. 6, 1906 he was married to Glen LONG. He was a member of the Richland Center IOOF lodge and the Rochester IOOF Mt. Horeb Encampment. Mr. Overmyer attended the Richland Center church.
Surviving are the son Nelson, of Talma; a foster daughter, Mrs. Chester WEIMER, of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Charles MEISER, of Rochester; Miss Nettie OVERMYER, of North Manchester; three half-sisters, Miss Thelma OVERMYER of Cleveland; Mrs. Esther GERHART, of Cincinnati; Miss Mary OVERMYER, of Logansport and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Foster Funeral Home 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER in charge. The Richland Center IOOF lodge will give their services at the graveside. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home.

Leon Rhinesmith
Funeral services for Leon RHINESMITH, 67, who passed away Tuesday at the Norman Beatty Hospital, Westville, Ind., will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster Funeral home, this city. Rev. Steven GUBI will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. The body rests at funeral home where friends may call.
Mr. Rhinesmith was born in Fulton county on Sept. 28, 1884 and for many years resided in Richland township. For the past several years he was employed as janitor at the Rochester Trinity EUB church.
Survivors are a brother, Arthur RHINESMITH, two neces, Mrs. Forest FREDERICK, of Eaton, Ind.; Mrs. Lester EMMONS, of South Bend; two nephews, Everett CLAY, of Dearborn, Mich. and Raymond CLAY, of Winamac.
The body was returned to the Foster Funeral Home today from the Kennedy mortuary in Winamac.

Thursday, March 27, 1952

Billie Ray Towne
Billie Ray TOWNE, infant son of James and Ruby (SUTTON) TOWNE died at birth Tuesday night at the Woodlawn Hospital. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wed. at the Foster Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ericus FOOR officiating. Burial was in the IOOF cemetery.
The little infant is survived by the parents, two sisters, Gloria Jean [TOWNE] and Janice Lee [TOWNE]; a brother, James Duane [TOWNE] and the grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Elmer SUTTON and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde TOWNE.

Melinda E. Hoffman
Miss Melinda E. HOFFMAN, 93 years old, a resident of Argos for nearly all her life, died this morning at 8 o'clock at the home of a niece, Mrs. Edwin RUCH at 1701 S. Twyckengham Dr., South Bend.
The aged lady had been ill for the past year. Death was attributed to her age and complications. She was born Jan. 13, 1859, near Argos, the daughter of Erin and Elizabeth HOFFMAN. She was never married and was the last survivor of her family.
With the exception of the past 15 years, Miss Hoffman had spent her entire life in Argos. She was a clerk in the Hoffman Bros. store.
The survivors are the niece, Mrs. Ruch and several other nieces and nephews. The body is at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where friends may call.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete but will appear in the next issue of The News-Sentinel. It was a request of the deceased that flowers be omitted.

Friday, March 28, 1952

Grant H. Miller
Funeral services were held Thursday in Miami, Florida for Grant H. MILLER, 66, prominent Union township farmer who was stricken in a heart attack Sunday morning at Maderia Beach, Fla., while swimming.
Mr. Miller, owner of a 560-acre farm on the Union-Rochester twp. line, came here about 15 years ago and has since resided and operated the Cornucopie Farm some 10 miles west of this city. For a number of years he has spent the winter months in Florida.
The deceased was the patentee of the carcass stretcher, a device used universally in the meat packing business. He came to Fulton county from Chicago.
He was a member of Woodlawn Park Lodge, F. & A.M., and the Medinah Shrine Temple, Chicago. He was a native of Bloomington, Illinois.
Surviving are the wife, Madlyn MILLER; a daughter, Mrs. Joan ELLISON, Newark, N.J., several brothers and sisters.

William W. Shafer
Funeral services for William W. SHAFER, 83, retired farmer, residing one mile north of Gilead, will be Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron. Death claimed Mr. Shafer at 4 p.m., Thursday after a four weeks illness of complications.
The deceased was born Feb. 13, 1869, in the Gilead community, the son of Joseph and Frances (SECRIST) SHAFER, and had resided in the same place all his life. He was married to Elvira PONTIOUS in 1890.
The survivors are the wife; two sons, Hyram [SHAFER] at home; Chester [SHAFER], Gilead; six daughters, Mrs. Ethel HOFFMAN, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mrs. Elesta CREEK, Edgerton, Ohio; Mrs. Edna BENNER, Erie, Ind.; Mrs. Susan EATON, South Whitley; Mrs. Clara SMITH, Markle, Ind.; Mrs. Mary NIXON, North Manchester. There are twenty-one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death.
The officiating minister at the funeral will be Rev. Ralph HOFFMAN. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. this evening.

Melinda E. Hoffman
Funeral services for Melinda [E.] HOFFMAN, 93, who died Thursday morning in South Bend, will be held at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 2 p.m., Sunday with the Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Church of the Brethren cemetery at Walnut.
The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call. It is the expressed wish of the deceased that flowers be omitted.

John Larson
Death came early this morning to John LARSON, 93, a patient at the Rochester Nursing Home for the past two years where he suffered with complications due to advanced age.
Mr. Larson was a native of Denmark. He came to America as a young man and for a number of years has resided in Bunker Hill, Ind.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Millie LARSON, and a daughter, Mrs. Edwin SELLERS, Bunker Hill.
The body rests at the Wise funeral home, Peru. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, March 29, 1952

Bessie Pufhal
Funeral services for Miss Bessie PUFHAL, 51, of Royal Center, will be held at the Royal Center Methodist church, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. C. R. HEATH and burial will be made in the Royal Center cemetery.
Miss Pufhal is a sister of Mrs. Russell OATESS of Rochester. Her death occurred Friday evening at Memorial hospital where she had been a patient four days. She was a member of the Royal Center Methodist church.
Survivors besides Mrs. Oatess are the mother, Mrs. Bertha PUFHAL, five brothers and five sisters: William F. and Howard E. PUFHAL, Logansport; Clarence, Irvin and Arthur PUFHAL, Royal Center; Mrs. Jesse SCHMALTZ, Royal Center; Mrs. Leota BLESSING, Windfall; Mrs. Louise BROWN, Kokomo; Mrs. Thelma DeWITT, Walton, and Mrs. Vivian KNARR, Joliet, Ill.; twenty nieces and nephews and ten great-nieces. The body will remain at the Harrison Funeral Home until the funeral hour.

Grace Thompson
Mrs. Grace MERCER THOMPSON, 75, passed away 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Nursing Home 1118 South Main street, where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. Prior to her removal to the nursing home Mrs. Thompson had made her residence with her daughter, Mrs. Ralph LUKENS, route 2, Rochester.
Mrs. Thompson had been a resident of Rochester and community throughout her entire life and had many friends throughout the county.
She was born June 7, 1876 in Rochester, the daughter of Levi and Amanda (RANNELLS) MERCER. She was married to Dr. Harlan B. THOMPSON on June 19, 1901, in this city. He preceded in death in 1926. Mrs. Mercer was a member and an active worker in the Rochester Methodist church. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred LUKENS, route 2; and two nieces, Edith and Edna BITTERS, of this city.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles M. SMITH of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Monday, March 31, 1952

Charles A. Greer
Death came at 11:30 Sunday morning to Charles Alfred GREER, 77, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred MILLER, of Talma, following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered about five days ago.
Mr. Greer, a retired Erie R. R. employee, was born in Pennsylvania, Feb. 18, 1875, the son of William and Julia (TONISMITH) GREER. He has been a resident of the Loyal and Rochester communities most of his adult lifetime. His wife, Mandy KILE, preceded him in death in 1930.
Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Laura May WRIGHT, Goshen; Mrs. Carrie MILLER, Talma (both by a previous marriage); Mrs. Louise COLEMAN, Rochester; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, John F. GREER, Loyal. Two sisters preceded him.
Services will be held at Foster funeral home at 2 p.m., Tuesday, with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial in Moon cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Emily Studebaker
Funeral services for Mrs. Emily STUDEBAKER will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton. Rev. M. E. REED, pastor of the Fulton U. B. Church will officiate and he will be assisted by the Rev. Charles M. SMITH of the Rochester Methodist church. Mrs. Studebaker was a member of the Fulton U. B. church.
The body rests at the Ditmire Funeral Home where friends may call after noon Tuesday. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Emily STUDEBAKER, 96, passed away Thursday 11:45 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harley SHIELDS of Wilder, Idaho. She had been ill for the past several years. Born in Fairfield, Co., Ohio, Sept. 24, 1855, the daughter of Joshua and Hannah (HILLARD) McDOUGLE. Most of her lifetime was spent in Cass and Fulton Counties. Her marriage was to Thomas F. STUDEBAKER, who preceded her in death Feb. 7, 1926.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Harley SHIELDS of Wilder, Idaho; one son C. M. STUDEBAKER of Rochester, seven grandchildren. One son, Ira [STUDEBAKER], preceded in death.

Jess D. Bevelheimer
Jess D. BEVELHEIMER, 301 Van Buren Street, Peru, Ind., passed away at 3 a.m. Sunday at the Railroad Hospital in that city. He had been in failing health for the past 17 months. Mr. Bevelheimer had been a resident of Indiana throughout his entire life. He was a car inspector for the Wabash R.R. until his retirement a few years ago.
Jess D., son of Joseph and Kathryn (TOLSEN) BEVELHEIMER was born August 31, 1894, in Clinton county, Indiana. His first marriage was to Carrie McVEY and his second marriage in 1941 was to Dorothy CRIPPEN, who survives.
He was a member of the Fulton Baptist church, the Eagles and Moose lodges, of Peru, and the Carmen's Union.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jack WARD, of Phoenix, Arizona; Mrs. Alvi DOCKERY, of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two brothers, Reuben BEVELHEIMER, of Rochester; Ray BEVELHEIMER of Tipton, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth LAIRD, Mrs. Roy KOFFEL, both of Logansport; Mrs. Henry MASON, of Danville, Illinois, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. Roy REECE, officiating. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Moose lodge at the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, April 1, 1952

[no obits]

Wednesday, April 2, 1952

Pvt. Jesse Gagnon
The Department of Defense has announced the seventh Fulton county Korean war casualty in a telegram Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. O'Neil GAGNON, route 2, Akron, notifying them of the death of their son, Pvt. Jesse GAGNON.
The official notice, which will be followed by more details in a letter, stated that death was due to the collapse of a bunker.
Pvt. Gagnon was born in Fulton county and graduated from the Akron high school. He was inducted into service by the Fulton County Selective Service Board about a year ago, received basic training at Camp Rucker, Ala., and sailed for overseas duty last December.
Survivors include the parents, who reside northeast of Akron; two brothers and one sister. His father and an uncle, Arthur GAGNON, are employed at the Rochester Metal Products Co.

Carl C. Teeter
Following a two-weeks illness from a heart ailment Carl C. TEETER, 66, passed away 9:05 this morning at his home 200 North Pontiac street, this city. He had been a resident of this city for the past 34 years where he had a host of friends.
He came here from North Judson and for many years was employed as a telegrapher for the Erie R.R. Mr. Teeter was retired on November 1, 1950 after 48 years of service as a telegraph operator.
Carl C., son of Daniel and Mary (GROGG) TEETER was born October 31, 1885 in Miami county, Indiana. He was married to Grace FOLK on December 14, 1904 at Huntington, Ind. Mr. Teeter was a member of the Methodist church for 48 years; the W.C.T.U.; the Erie Veterans Association; the O. R. T. and was caretaker of the Rochester Methodist church during the past winter.
Surviving are his wife, of this city; a son Max T. TEETER, of Hammond; a grandson, David TEETER, of Hammond, and a half-brother, Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron. A son, Wilbur [TEETER] preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 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 rests at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call after the noon hour, Thursday.

Catherine Snell
Death came to 92-year-old Mrs. Catherine SNELL at a Logansport hospital at 4:15 Tuesday afternoon, and followed a heart attack which culminated an illness of about ten years.
A resident of Argos for about 45 years, Mrs. Snell was a native of the Bourbon community. She was born [Catherine DILLON] May 17, 1859, near Bourbon, the daughter of William and Letha DILLON. She was a member of the Bourbon Methodist church. Her husband preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons: Edgar L. SNELL, Bourbon; Archie SNELL, Argos; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call. Final rites will be held there at 2:30 Friday afternoon with the Rev. Allen B. RICE, II, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.

Thursday, April 3, 1952

Raymond T. Greer
Funeral services for Raymond T. GREER, 61, will be held Friday afternoon at the Foster Funeral Home. Ill for the past three years, his death occurred Wednesday evening at 6:30.
Burial will be made in the Moon cemetery with the American Legion conducting graveside services.
Born in Nebraska, May 3, 1890, to John and Nancy SELLS GREER, Mr. Greer had lived in the Rochester community for the last 40 years. He was a farmer and a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and the VFW.
He enlisted in the U. S. Cavalry in January 1915 and served with the Pershing expedition on the Mexican border. After the border skirmishes he was transferred to the Field Artillery and sent to France where he remained for the duration of World War I. He then re-enlisted in the Army of Occupation and served with the Military Police until 1920.
The survivors are four brothers, Bert [GREER], of Rochester; James [GREER], Osceola; Ralph [GREER], Goshen; and Alfred [GREER], Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Nettie SHERRILL, Plymouth and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home where the body rests.

Susan Shierling
A heart attack at 6:30 this morning proved fatal to Mrs. Susan SHIERLING, 73, at the Rochester Nursing Home, where she and her husband, Lee [SHIERLING], were both patients.
Mrs. Shierling had been in ill health for quite some time. She was born [Susan RESER] in Cass codunty Dec. 18, 1878, the daughter of Wyatt and Harriet (WHITE) RESER. She had spent most of her life in Fulton county, and for many years resided on a farm two miles east of Fulton.
Survivors include the husband; one step-son, Louis MACE, Union City, Ind.; one brother, Charles RESER, Logansport.
The body rests at the Ditmire chapel, Fulton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, April 4, 1952

Susan Shierling
Funeral services for Mrs. Susan SHIERLING, well known resident of the Fulton community will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire chapel with the Rev. M. E. REED officiating.
The body rests at the chapel where friends may call.

Saturday, April 5, 1952

A. B. Green
A. B. GREEN, 86, died at Woodlawn hospital at 11:30 Friday night where he had been a patient since March 27. Death was ascribed to complications.
Mr. Green, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, had been in failing health for the past two years. He became seriously ill at his residence, 712 [Pontiac Street], and was removed to the hospital for treatment two weeks ago.
During his active years he was connected with the banking business in this city, but retired several years ago.
The deceased was born [Avenel B. GREEN] in the Prairie Grove neighborhood, southwest of Rochester on Dec. 9, 1865, the son of John and Rachael (MARTIN) GREEN. In 1892 he was united in marriage with Laura [Z.] BUTLER, who preceded him in death in 1945.
He was a lifelong member of Grace Methodist church, and was serving as a trustee of the church at the time of his death. He affiliated many years with the Masonic lodge, Order Eastern Star and Knights of Pythias.
Survivors include a son, Dwight A. GREEN, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Pearl ROUCH, Denver, Ind.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Kathleen BUTLER, Fort Wayne; three great-granddaughters.
Services will be held at Grace Methodist church at 2 p.m., Monday with the Rev. Charles M. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery. The body rests at the Zimmerman funeral home where friends may call.

August A. Zehner
August A. ZEHNER, former trustee of Tippecanoe township and resident of Monterey died in a heart attack at Winamac while at work for the State Highway Department. He was 48.
Rites were held Friday morning at St. Anns Catholic church in Monterey. Burial was made in the Catholic cemetery there.

Monday, April 7, 1952

Daisy Alspach
Rochester relatives early today were apprised of the death of Mrs. Guy [Daisy] ALSPACH, former resident, which occurred at 4:30 a.m. today at the Callaway Hospital, Fulton, Mo.
Mrs. Alspach had been a resident of this city for over two score of years and for many years she and her husband resided at 1009 Main street. Mr. Alspach, who preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1950, for many years owned and operated what was known as The Hub Shoe Store, in this city. The couple moved from Rochester to Fulton, Mo., 18 months ago to be near their daughter. She was born [Daisy BELL] on March 2, 1878, at Lincoln, (Cass county), Ind.
Mrs. Alspach had a legion of friends throughout Fulton county. She was active member of the Rochester Baptist church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon BELL.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane DUNCAN, of Fulton, Mo., and three grandchildren. Mrs. Garry DANIELS, of this city, is a great-niece of the deceased.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home from Tuesday morning until 3:30 p.m. At 4 p.m. Tuesday graveside services will be conducted by Rev. H. Gordon HYDE, at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Emaline May Crannell
Funeral services for Mrs. Emaline May CRANNELL, 60, who passed away at her home on the North Shore Drive, Lake Manitou at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home. Mrs. Crannell's death was attributed to a heart attack, however, she had been in ill health for the past four years.
She had been a resident of Lake Manitou for over 16 years, coming here from Gary, Ind.
Mrs. Crannell was born [Emaline May LAWRENCE] December 28, 1891 at Red River Valley, N.D. Her parents were David and Amanda LAWRENCE.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Calvin RILEY, route 2, Rochester; a grandson, Daniel RILEY; her foster mother, Mrs. Susan CUNNINGHAM; a foster sister and brother, Mrs. Edith HORSWILL, and William SAUNDERS, all of Minneapolis, Minn.
The services will be in charge of J. F. SELLS, Christian Science reader, of Fort Wayne and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Mary B. Hill
Following a six months illness, Mrs. Mary B. HILL, 72, died at 1:25 a.m. today at her home in Fulton. She had been a resident of Fulton for the past 10 years and previously resided in Cass county.
She was born [Mary B. HORN] February 6, 1880 in Cass county. Her parents were John William and Sarah (HAYNES) HORN. On November 7, 1907 she was married to John J. HILL. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Fletchers Lake Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Martha PLATT, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Mary SARGES, of Clark Lake, Mich.; Mrs. Beatrice ARMSTEAD, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Della LONZE, of Tuscon, Ariz.; a son, John J. HILL of South Bend; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. M. E. REED officiating. Interment will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body is at the Ditmire Funeral Home where friends may pay their respects.

Joseph E. Thompson
Joseph E. THOMPSON, 83, retired farmer, passed away 7 a.m. today at the home of his son, Kenneth THOMPSON, route 1, Rochester, where he had been residing during the past three weeks. His death was due to complications and he had been critically ill for two weeks.
Since the death of his wife in 1944, Mr. Thompson has resided with his daughter, Mrs. Ophelia BRUBAKER, 820 Jefferson street, this city. He had a host of friends throughout both Rochester and Fulton county.
Mr. Thompson was born November 17, 1868, in Noble county, Ind.; the son of James and Susan (KYLE) THOMPSON. He was married to Mary Elizabeth OSBORN on Jan. 18, 1893. Practically all of his life was lived in Fulton county where he was engaged in farming until his retirement several years ago. He was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Survivors are three sons, Kenneth [THOMPSON], of near Rochester; Leo [THOMPSON], of Akron; Kyle [THOMPSON], of Van Nuys, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Olive BLANKEN, of Van Nuys, Calif.; Mrs. Ophelia BRUBAKER, this city; a half-brother, John THOMPSON, of Waterman, Ill.; three half-sisters, Mrs. Mary ALLEN, of Argos; Mrs. Minerva ROGERS, of this city; Mrs. Ida KESTNER, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. A son, Bryce THOMPSON, preceded in death in 1936.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Charles M. SMITH will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Methodist church. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call.

Tuesday, April 8, 1952

Mrs. Harry Tatman
Rochester relatives received word today that Mrs. Harry TATMAN of near Warsaw, passed away Monday night at the Murphy Hospital in that city after a week's illness. Death was attributed to a stroke of paralysis. The body was taken to the Reed Funeral Home in Mentone. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, April 9, 1952

Carrie Burnett
Mrs. Carrie BURNETT, former resident of this city, passed away Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jerry WEST, of North Manchester. She had been in ill health for the past five months. Mrs. Burnett had been a resident of North Manchester for 13 years, moving there from Rochester.
She was born May 23, 1885 in Union Township, Tenn., the daughter of Franklin and Nancy (HUNLEY) CLARK. On June 20, 1906 she was married to John F. BURNETT, who died Octoer 21, 1950. Mrs. burnett was a member of the Baptist church.
The following children survive: Mrs. Burtis FORD, Lester and Floyd BURNETT, all of Kokomo; Mrs. Adam ZARTMAN, of Kewanna; Chester BURNETT, of North Manchester; Lloyd BURNETT, of Fort Smith, Ark.; Mrs. Jerry WEST, of North Manchester; sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She also leaves two brothers, Bruce CLARK, of Maynardsville, Tenn.; Dale CLARK, of Fountain City, Tenn. and two sisters, Mrs. Milton SHECKLES and Mrs. J. R. KIDWELL, both of Maynardsville, Tenn.
The body will be taken from the Benders funeral home to the Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Donald DUNCAN in charge. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo.

Samuel V. Wood
Indianapolis, April 9 (INS) -- Funeral services for Samuel V. WOOD, 86, a native of Fulton county, will be Friday in Indianapolis.
Mr. Wood, a retired carpenter and painter, died yesterday in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis. He had lived in the Hoosier capital city for 60 years.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sylvia WOOD; one son, two grandsons, and a great-granddaughter.

Thursday, April 10, 1952

Mrs. Jay R. Gibbons
Mrs. Estil CARTER, of this city, has received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Jay R. GIBBONS which occurred Wednesday morning at her home in Mishawaka.
The funeral will be held Monday 9:00 a.m. at the St. Monica Catholic church of Mishawaka. The body rests at the Bubb Funeral Home, Mishawaka, where friends may call after 7:00 p.m., Friday.

Mack McLean
Mack McLEAN, 44, of the Arlington Hotel, this city, passed away 4 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph Hospital, Logansport, from injuries he received in a truck accident which occurred in Logansport 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Francis TYLER, 46, who was with McLean when the former's truck hit a slab of concrete still remains in a critical condition at the St. Joseph's Hospital. He resides at 118 No. Pontiac street, this city.
Mr. McLean was born April 27, 1908, in Detroit. He was married to Jessie May PICKENS of Rochester, in 1929, and she preceded him in death in 1948. He was a taxi driver in this city for the past year. Prior to the death of his wife he resided in Hammond for a nmber of years. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Logansport.
Survivors are two sons, Derrell [McLEAN], a U. S. Marine, of Quantico, Va.; Lawrence [McLEAN], of the Marine Corps, Camp LeJune, N.C.; three daughters, Rosanna, of Winamac; Janice and Nina [McLEAN], both of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Florence GRABER, of Detroit; Mrs. Josie MILLER, of Lansing, Mich., and a brother, Mose McLEAN, of Detroit.
Funeral services will be held at Bruce Lake Station Community church, Saturday, 2 p.m., with the Rev. George CRANE, officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. The body will rest at the Foster Funeral Home until noon Saturday, where friends may call. It will also lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of the services.

C. L. Packer
Final rites for C. L. PACKER, 80, were held Tuesday afternoon at Maxwell, Iowa. Burial was made in a Nevada, Iowa cemetery.
Mr. Packer was born in Marshall county July 1872, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron PACKER, former residents of this city. He was married to Anna KUHN. The couple resided in or near Rochester for 21 years and then moved to Illinois. Later they took up their residency at Maxwell, Iowa where he died Saturday, April 5 from a heart attack. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Virgil PACKER, of Pasadena, Calif.; a daugter Rethal JENSEN, of Oak Park, Ill.; a sister, Zoa NELLANS, of Cincinnati; a half-brother, Fred PACKER and a half-sister, Mrs. Flo REAM, both of this city.

Friday, April 11, 1952

Mina Phillips
Mrs. Mina (WOOD) PHILLIPS, 63, passed away at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, at her home, 510 Reddick street, Mishawaka, following a seven months illness. Mrs. Phillips had been a resident of Mishawaka for 29 years, moving there from Wabash, Ind.
She was born June 8, 1888, in Marshall county and resided in Marshall county for a number of years. Her parents were Calvin and Mary (MARTIN) WOOD. On March 30, 1907, she was married to David E. PHILLIPS at Plymouth. She was employed for 27 years at the Wilson Bros. Co. of South Bend.
Survivors are her husband; a son, Thomas W. PHILLIPS of South Bend and a sister, Mrs. Maude HUTCHINSON, of near Argos.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. Robert COOVERT will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Mack McLean
The relatives of the late Mack McLEAN have changed the place of funeral service from the Bruce Lake Station Community Church to the Foster Funeral Home. The services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, April 12, 1952

Howard White
Howard WHITE, 52, died at his home three miles east of Fulton at 6:30 Friday evening after a short illness.
A carpenter by trade, Mr. White was born in Wabash county April 1, 1900 to Ace and Lulu OSWALT WHITE. On August 24, 1924 he was married to Gertrude ZARTMAN, who survives.
Also surviving are five daughers, Mrs. Freda ROE, Rochester; Mrs. Phyllis GEHRING, Macy; Anna Jane, Lulu Belle, and Maridean [WHITE], at home; two sons, Virgil [WHITE] in Korea and Gerald [WHITE] at home. Also a sister, Mrs. Mayma CALE, Fort Wane and three brothers, Lloyd [WHITE], Fort Wayne, Elvert [WHITE], Portland, Ore., and Darl [WHITE] of Tampa, Fla.
The body is at the Ditmire funeral home. Final rites are pending.

Annabelle Patsel
Mrs. Annabelle PATSEL, 30 years old, committed suicide this morning about mid-night, at the home of her mother-in-law, in Delong, by slashing her throat with a butcher knife. Although a resident of Culver, the young woman and her husband were spending the night at the Bert HIZER home in Delong.
The act was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. HIZER, who returned from their work at Kingsbury at 2:15 a.m. The body was found in the kitchen of the home. According to a reconstruction of the time, the deed took place sometime after 11:30 when the couple retired upstairs. The husband was not aware of the happening until he heard his mother, Mrs. Hizer, scream. The scream was also heard by a neighbor.
The place of the suicide was at the north edge of Delong near State Road 17 where the Hizers reside.
Sheriff Laurence NORRIS was called there by a neighbor and he was accompanied by Dr. Dean K. STINSON, county coroner and his deputy Dr. Dale BERKEBILE. The family told the officers the young woman had been suffering with a nervous disorder for the past three years.
It was related how last Sunday when the young couple were out for a drive, the young woman opened the car door and threw herself out of the car south of Delong. From this incident she was bruised and scratched. At the Hizer home, a few minutes later, a doctor was called. He advised the family that she was not to be left alone at any time.
The mother-in-law said that yesterday morning, Mrs. Patsel told her, "this is it." It is apparent now that she determined to end her life soon.
Investigators said the young woman was dressed in pajamas and the nine inch butcher knife lay at her side. The job was so thorouth that her head was nearly decapitated in the fury of her self-attack.
Annabelle Virginia PATSEL was born Sept. 11, 1919, at Culver, where she resided throughout her entire life. Her first marriage was to Paul THOMAS, who was killed in action dring World War II. Later she was married to Harry PATSEL. Mrs. Patsel was a member of the Culver Methodist church and the Culver VFW Auxiliary.
Survivors are her husband; two children, Norman and Betty Jane Ann THOMAS; her mother, Mrs. Nellie BAKER; a sister, Mrs. Betty Jane VOREIS, all of Culver; six brothers, Maurice BAKER, of Houston, Texas; Carlton [BAKER], of Kokomo; Donald [BAKER], of Fort Knox, Ky.; Harold W. [BAKER] and Robert [BAKER], both of Culver and Klinedale [BAKER], of Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The mother and sister are currently in California and details concerning the rites must await word from them
Sheriff Norris was notified by Erie railroad police this morning that a train crew approaching Delong yesterday saw the body of a young woman lying across the tracks. Just before reaching the spot she rolled to one side allowing the train to clear. There is belief locally this may have been Mrs. Patsel.
At 11:00 this morning Dr. Dean Stinson, county coroner, said he would not issue a verdict pending receipt of reports from tests which were made in connection with the death.

John Miner
John MINER, 89, former resident of Argos, passed away Friday morning in a hospital at Glendale, Calif. Mr. Miner was a painter and paper hanger for many years and had a wide acquaintance of friends in both Marshall and Fulton counties.
The body will arrive at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Monday evening where friends may call. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Monday, April 14, 1952

John Miner
Funeral services for John MINER, 89, who passed away in Glendale, Calif., Friday morning will be held at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Allen B. RICE, of Argos Christian church will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 8 o'clock tonight until the hour of the services. Mr. Miner had resided in the Argos community for over 50 years where he was engaged in painting and paper-hanging.
He was born August 1, 1862, the son of Joseph and Eliza MINER. In 1887 he was married to Ida MILLER, who preceded him in death in 1942. Mr. Miner was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
He is survived by seven daughters and two sons: Mrs. Hazel LELAND, Dayton, O.; Mrs. Edith GRIMMER, South Bend; Mrs. Ocie BERFIELD, Pierceton, Ind.; Mrs. Eunice GRAHAM, Larwill, Ind.; Mrs. Inez HARDING, Miamisburg, O.; Mrs. Mary LASSIE, Chicago; Mrs. Katheryn STOKES, Glendale,Calif.; Russell MINER, Clarksville, Ind. and Leonard MINER, Larwill. Several grandchildren also survive. Two children, Charles and Ruth [MINER] preceded in death.

Ancil W. Johnson
Ancil W. JOHNSON, age 62, residing six miles west of Warsaw, died at the Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw, Sunday morning at 12:05, just 15 minutes after his admission there. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been ill four months.
The deceased, a retired farmer, is well known here. His first wife was Flossie McVAY to whom he was married in 1907 in Rochester. She died in 1931.
Mr. Johnson was the son of Luther and Alice (HIERS) JOHNSON, and born near Mentone, Feb. 12, 1890. For the past five years he has resided near Warsaw; for 12 years prior he lived in Phoenix, Ariz., and before that at Denver, Colo. His second marriage was to Ruth BROWN.
The survivors are the wife; one son, Max [JOHNSON], Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur BODINE, Phoenix and Mrs. Jean MITCHELL, Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Ford [JOHNSON] of Warsaw and Joe [JOHNSON], West Hartford, Conn.; five grandchildren.
The body is at the Bilby-McHatton Funeral Home, Warsaw, where friends may call after 10 a.m., Tuesday, until the funeral hour.
The funeral will be at the funeral home, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, with the Rev. H. A. CLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

John Wesley Conrad
John Wesley CONRAD, 83, retired farmer, of 930 Pontiac street, died at 7 o'clock Saturday night following a cerebral hemorrhage suffered at 11 o'clock Saturday morning.
A resident of Fulton county 71 years, he had spent most of his life in the Mt. Zion community. He had lived with a grandson, Donald KING, since 1936.
Born in Allen county, Ohio, January 6, 1869, he was the son of Daniel and Adeline HUGHES CONRAD. His marriage on April 11,1891,was to Daisy Dell JOHNSON, who died in 1935. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge for over 40 years and also belonged to the Subordinate Lodge and the Mt. Horeb Encampment. The lodge will give their rites during the services and the members are requested to meet at the hall 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, from where they will go to the church in a body.
Survivors are a son, Roscoe [CONRAD], of here; a daughter, Mrs. Howard KING, of here; a sister, Mrs. Emma WEAVER, Mt. Zion community; four grandsons and two granddaughters: Donald, William and Robert KING, of here; Byron CONRAD, of Mishawaka; Mrs. Lloyd CRAIG of here; Mrs. Devern BRUBAKER, South Bend; nine great-grandchildren. One daughter, Eva Gail [CONRAD], preceded him in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian church. Rev. James K. McFARLANE will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Howard White
Funeral services for [Howard] WHITE, who died Friday evening at his home near Fulton were held this afternoon at the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton. The Rev. Ericus FOOR officiated and burial was made in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.

Thomas A. Whiffin
Thomas A. WHIFFIN, 54, a native of London, England, died at his home at Route 2, Lake Manitou, at the Babcock Landing, where he had resided for the past eight years, Sunday evening at 7:15. Death was due to flu and complications. He had been ill one week.
Mr. Whiffin came here from Chicago in 1944 and was employed at the Rochester Armature Co. He was born in London, Sept. 14, 1897 and married to Ida W. CHARLES, who died in 1924.
He was a member of the Rochester Moose Lodge. During World War I, Mr. Whiffin served with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, four years.
The survivors are a son, Lionel A. [WHIFFIN], of Wisconsin; two nephews, Malcom YOUNG, Rochester and Lionel YOUNG, chicago; and one niece, Mrs. Wayne HITTLE, Rochester.
The body is at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral rites are pending the arrival of the son in Wisconsin.

Lucille Brone
Mrs. Lucille BRONE, 43, passed away Sunday morning at her home in Columbus, Ind., following a lengthy illness. She formerly resided in Akron, Ind. and had moved to the southern city only a year ago.
She was born [Lucille LANDIS] March 3, 1909 in Kosciusko county, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Clara (BRUBAKER) LANDIS. In 1934 she was married to Fred BRONE at Fort Wayne. Mrs. Brone was a member of the Seven Day Adventist church of Seymore, Ind.
Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Shirley and Wanda [BRONE], at home; an infant daughter preceded her in death; her mother, Mrs. Clara STOCKHOVER, Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Alton SHIREMAN, Macy; a brother, Earl LANDIS, Columbus; two half-sisters, Mrs. Ralph HORNBECK; Mrs. Roy WEST, both of Columbus and a half-brother, Irwin STOCKHOVER, Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Silver Creek church with Rev. C. B. BUNKER, Indianapolis, in charge.
Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz Funeral Home until the hour of the services.

Tuesday, April 15, 1952

John Miner
Funeral services for John MINER, 89, who recently passed away in California will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. This is a half hour earlier than the time previously announced. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Anabelle Patsel
Funeral services for Mrs. Anabelle PATSEL, 30, will be held at the Culver Methodist Church, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. Harry CAMPBELL officiating. In a state of despondency for three years, it is believed the young woman took her own life early Saturday morning at the home of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Bert HIZER.

Peter Hansen and
Mrs. Willis Maltby
Mr. and Mrs. Russell BARTHOLOMEW have been called to Illinois by the death of Mrs. Bartholomew's father, Peter HANSEN of Elwood, Illinois, and of Mr. Bartholomew's sister, Mrs. Willis MALTBY in Joliet, Illinois. Each death occurred on April 10.
Final rites for Mr. Hansen were held Easter Sunday, April 13, and services for Mrs. Maltby took place on Saturday, April 12.

Thomas Whiffin
Funeral services for Thomas WHIFFIN, who died Sunday evening at his home at Lake Manitou, will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. The officiating minister will be Rev. James McFARLANE and burial will be at the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Morris Ritchie
Rochester friends yesterday received word of the death of Morris RITCHIE, 90, which occurred early Monday at his home in Lebanon, Ind. Mr. Ritchie had often visited in Rochester during the time his son, Fred L., resided here.
Mr. Ritchie for a long number of years was associated in the kitchen cabinet manufacturing business and banking interests in Lebanon. He retired in 1940. He was also a leader in Boone county and Indiana Republican party activities for many years.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Zora S. RITCHIE; a half-sister, Mrs. Rose A. SIMMS, Lebanon; four sons, H. Russell, Edwin S. and Morris RITCHIE, Jr., all of Lebanon, and Fred L. RITCHIE, Lafayette; five daughters, Mrs. John B. COONS, Mrs. Herbert RANSDELL, Mrs. Homer WRIGHT, Mrs. Leon BARTON and Mrs. Jack MOSSMAN, all of Lebanon. His first wife, Mrs. Gertrude C. RITCHIE, died in 1906.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Russell & Hitch Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon.

Omer R. Becker
Graveside rites were held at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, Monday afternoon for [Omer R.] BECKER, 52, formerly of near Fulton, who passed away last Friday in Beach Grove, Ind. Mr. Becker for the past several years had resided in South Bend. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles BECKER.
Among the survivors are a sister, Mrs. Earl NICHOLS, of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Petty HAMMER and Mrs. Barbara RECORD, both of San Diego, Calif; three grandchildren and his mother, Mrs. Charles BECKER of Beach Grove, Ind. John BECKER, of this city is an uncle of the deceased.

Wednesday, April 16, 1952

Otha A. Kerns
Word has been received here of the death of Otha A. KERNS, a native of the southwest corner of Fulton county, which occurred early Tuesday morning along state road 29, north of Indianapolis. He was 70 years old.
Mr. Kerns was born April 15, 1882, at Marshtown, southwest of Grass Creek, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward KERNS. He was married to Bertha HANDEE, who died 20 years ago. The family resided near Lucerne and then near Royal Center several years ago.
The deceased had been employed at the Logansport State Hospial for 12 years. He was returning from Indianapolis when a heart attack occurred. He was pronounced dead on arrival at an Indianapolis hospital.
The survivors are a son, Garland [KERNS] of Bringhurst; two daughters, Mrs. Violet BERKSHIRE, Royal Center and Mrs. Acelia HOLCOMB, Logansport; a half-sister, Mrs. Goldie SCUSEL, Dowagiac, Mich., fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Harrison Funeral Home, Royal Center, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Cline cemetery.

Annabelle Patsel
County Coroner Dr. Dean K. STINSON announced his verdict, Tuesday afternoon, in the death of Mrs. Annabelle PATSEL, 30, occurring last Saturday morning.
The verdice was suicide. The young woman, in poor health for the past three years, was found by her mother-in-law, Mrs. Bert HIZER, at the Hizer home in Delong, lying on the floor having cut her throat. Funeral services for the young woman were held this afternoon at Culver where she and her husband resided.

Thursday, April 17, 1952

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Friday, April 18, 1952

L. Frank Bellward
Final rites for L. [Frank] BELLWARD, 73, former farmer of the Talma community who passed away on Wednesday afternoon at his home in Tippecanoe, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tippecanoe Methodist church. Rev. John McGEE assisted by Rev. Bernard WARD, will officiate. Burial will be in the Bourbon cemetery. Friends may call at the Bellwrd home.
Mr. Bellward was born Nov. 30, 1879 in Iowa. His parents were Nelson and Priscilla BELLWARD. On Feb. 5, 1904 he was married to Lizzie KOCHEL, who passed away November 28, 1948. Mr. Bellward came to Newcastle township in 1912 where he engaged in farming until about two years ago when he retired and moved to Tippecanoe. He was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Survivors are a foster son, Emmett J. CARPENTER; a sister, Mrs. Sadie COFFIN, of Daytona Beach, Fla. and three grandchildren.

John W. Conrad
A group of out-of-town relatives attended the funeral services for Mr. John W. CONRAD and visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don KING at 930 Pontiac. Atending were Mr. and Mrs. H. O. CONRAD, Mrs. Oris NUSBAUM, Mr. and Mrs. Jim FRANCIS and children, Mr. and Mrs. Russell EVERETT and son, Mr. and Mrs. Frank CONRAD and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jay ALLISON, Mr. and Mrs. Verral CONRAD, Lawrence CONRAD, George CONRAD, and Mr. and Mrs. Arvil OATMAN, all of Lima, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Devern BRUBAKER and Byron CONRAD of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Glen CONRAD and daughter of Logansport; and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. KING and son Alan and Mrs. C. F. DRAY of Ft. Wayne.

Saturday, April 19, 1952

J. Raymond Bell
Joseph Raymond BELL, 63, a lineman for the REMC of this city, suffered a fatal heart attack 9:30 a.m. today, while examining a ground meter at the Otto CAROTHERS farm, route 5, Rochester. Mr. Bell and his wife have resided in Rochester a number of yers. Their home is at 535 E. 9th street.
He is survived by his wife, formerly Zelda MOORE; a son Robert [BELL], of Marion, Ind., a daughter, Mrs. Virginia BROWN, of Mishawaka and other relatives.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Henderson W. Brown
Henderson W. BROWN, 84, succumbed to complications at his home five miles east of Akron at 12:15 p.m. Friday. He had been ill for about four months.
Born March 4, 1868, in the Akron community, he was the son of Casper and Maria BROWN. In 1899 he was united in marriage with Maude BROWN, who preceded him. He engaged in farming throughout his active lifetime.
Surviving are two sons, Orville [BROWN] of Silver Lake, and Foster [BROWN] of North Manchester; four daughters, Mrs. Ralph GEARHART, Silver Lake; Mrs. Clifford ZOBROSKY, South Bend; Mrs. Roy EDER, Detroit, Mich.; and Mrs. Gaylord BAKER, Claypool; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The body lies at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, where final rites will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, with the Rev. Leonard CUSTER of North Manchester, officiating. Burial will be made in Silver Creek cemetery, northeast of Akron.

John E. Simons
Death came at 6:30 Thursday evening in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, to John Elmer SIMONS, 75, a well known baker who worked in this territory for many years. He was removed from his residence at the Goss Home in Plymouth to the hospital about 10 days ago, suffering from complications.
A native of Argos, the deceased was born there on Aug. 10, 1875, the son of John W. and Elizabeth E. SIMONS. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. He retired from active service in the baking industry a year ago, when ill health forced the decision.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mary LEWIS, Argos; two half-sisters, Mrs. Lura THOMAS, Argos, and Mrs. Hazel NISWONGER, South Bend; one step-brother, Howard WALTZ, Argos.
The body rests at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, with the Rev. Allen B. RICE of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.

Monday, April 21, 1952

J. Raymond Bell
Final rites for Ray BELL, 63, who succumbed to a fatal heart stricture Saturday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral home, with the Rev. James McFARLANE officiating. The American Legion will confer military honors. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery.
A native of Kentland, he was born May 27, 1889 to John and Uretta (HOLMES) BELL. He was married at Plymouth Aug. 1, 1922, to Zelda MOORE.
For many years he was employed by the Northern Indiana Public Service Co and served as the local representative at Culver, Kewanna, Grass Creek and Leiters Ford. In January, 1941, he moved here from Akron and had been a lineman for the REMC since then.
He was a veteran of World War I and belonged to the Masonic Blue Lodge and Royal Arch Masonic chapter here and the Scottish Rite in South Bend. He was a past officer and member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post, and was a member of the Methodist church at Culver.
Surviving are: his wife; a son, Robert [BELL], Marion; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia BROWN, Mishawaka; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Milo SLICK, Walkerton; Mrs. Elmer KOONTZ, Edwardsburg, Mich.

Jessitenio Mickey
Death this morning claimed one of Rochester's oldest citizens, Mrs. [Jessitenio] "Tenia" "Aunt Teenie" MICKEY, 91, who succumbed to complications after a week's serious illness at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Mickey ws unusually active for a woman of her years until the last illness. She resided alone in an apartment at 209 W. Sixth street.
A complete obituary will apper in Tuesday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Hattie D. Barlow
Death came suddenly at 8:00 o'clock Saturday evening, following a coronary attack six minutes earlier, to Mrs. Hattie D. BARLOW, 75, prominent church, lodge and community leader in the Argos vicinity for many years.
Mrs. Barlow appeared in usual health until the fatal attack. She was born Jan. 6, 1877, at Fort Wayne, the daughter of John and Frances WITWER, and was united in marriage in Chicago with Isaac BARLOW on August 10, 1916.
An ardent worker, she was very active in a number of religious, fraternal and community activities over the years. She was a devout member of the Argos Christian church and was presently serving as president of the Philathae class in the church school as vice-president of the Ladies' circle.
Other activities included a long and busy affiliation with the Maxinkuckee lodge, No. 844, IOOF, where she served three terms as Past Noble Grand. She served also five years as president of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Izaak Walton League, and during those active years made a legion of fast friends who were shocked by the sudden announcement of her demise.
Survivors include the husband, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Pearl VOLLMANN, Chicago; and one nephew, John BELL, Winnetka, Illinois.
The body will rest at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until noon Tuesday when removal will be made to the Argos Christian church, where it will lie in state until the funeral hour at 2 p.m. The Rev. J. Robert COOVERT, church pastor, will be in charge with Maxinkuckee lodge conferring the degree service. Burial will be in Maple Grove at Argos.

Clifford R. Leaf
Funeral services were held 1:30 this afternoon at the Bilby-McHatton funeral home, Warsaw, for Clifford R. LEAF, 76, who passed away Saturday morning at his home in Mitchell Park, Lake Manitou. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Leaf had been in ill health for the past year.
He was a retired policeman from the Indianapolis police force. Following his retirement in 1932, he served as a special detective for the Pennsylvania Railroad until 1939.
Mr. Leaf was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, on Feb. 27, 1876. He was married to Minnie SLADDER in 1902. She preceded him in death in 1941. His parents were Michael and Elizabeth (MORE) LEAF.
Survivors are two cousins, Mary and Frank LEAF, of Milford, Ohio.
Rev. Alfred A. KAY officiated at the rites and burial was made in the North Webster, Ind., cemetery.

Mrs. Charles Jones
Mrs. C. M. STUDEBAKER, 625 Jefferson, this morning was informed of the death in LaPorte of her cousin, Mrs. Charles JONES, 42, which occurred a few hours earlier at her home there.
Mrs. Jones was the daughter of Erbut and Allie (SHELTON) PEFFERS, former Fulton county residents but now of Peru, where Mr. Peffers is employed by the Wabash R.R.
Survivors include the husband; three daughters, Mrs. J. HENDERSON, Mrs. Fred HOPKINS, and Jackie [PEFFERS], at home; one son, Chuckie [PEFFERS], at home; three grandchildren; a brother, Robert [PEFFERS] and a sister, Carmen [PEFFERS], all of LaPorte; the father of Peru.
Funeral services will be held at the Haverstock funeral home in LaPorte at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in the Patton cemetery there.

John A. Umbaugh
John Allen UMBAUGH, 68, present trustee of Walnut township, Marshall county, died at 3:45 Snday afternoon at his home southeast of Argos, following a short illness due to complications.
Mr. Umbaugh was serving his second term as township trustee when the end came. He was born near Lima, Ohio, on June 25, 1883, son of John and Rachael (SCHOBE) UMBAUGH. He was united in marriage at Rochester on March 16, 1906, with Mae JONES, who survives.
He followed the occupation of farming, and was a member of the Rochester Lutheran church.
Survivors, other than the wife, are the following children: Mrs. Louise DUNLAP, Plymouth; Kenneth [UMBAUGH], Akron, Ohio; Herschel [UMBAUGH], Argos; Rev. Devane UMBAUGH, Gary; Marguerite SOUTH, West Virginia; Glendon [UMBAUGH], Plymouth; Merlyn [UMBAUGH], South Bend; Raymond [UMBAUGH], San Antonio, Texas. A daughter, Ruth [UMBAUGH], died in 1933.
Other survivors are: A brother, Frank [UMBAUGH], Argos, formerly of Rochester; Thornton [UMBAUGH], South Bend; Fred [UMBAUGH], of Harvey, Ill.; sisters, Mrs. Arthur WILKINSON, Peru; Mrs. George DITTMIRE, Ohio; Mrs. Dan BIDDINGER, Argos; Mrs. Harvey GARMAN, Uniontown, Ohio, and Mrs. Udell HARRIMAN of South Bend.
The body rests at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, where it will remain until 10 a.m. Tuesday, remove thence to the resicence, until 10 a.m. Wednesday and thence to the Lutheran church, Rochester, where it will lie in stateuntil the funeral hour when final services will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul SCHWANN, officiating. Burial in Reichter cemetery, near Talma.

Tuesday, April 22, 1952

Jessitenio Mickey
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessitenio MICKEY, age 91, one of Rochester's oldest citizens, will be held at the Baptist church, here, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. H. Gordon HYDE officiating. Burial will be made in the Sycamore cemetery, northeast of Rochester. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the funeral.
Mrs. Mickey died Monday morning at 7:45 following a week's illness of complications. She had resided in Fulton county for 88 years.
The deceased was born on Feb. 10, 1861 in Coshocton, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph and Marilla (MEREDITH) SEVERNS. On Jan. 13, 1881, she was united in marriage to Franklin C. MICKEY. She was a charter member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church; taught a Sunday School class for many years and was a member of the WCTU.
The survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Eva LONG and Mrs. Herb SHOBE, both of Rochester; three brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Although she had no children of her own, Mrs. Mickey reared a nephew and niece in her home, Porter and June MICKEY, who preceded her in death. Other survivors also include a number of nieces and nephews, including great-great-nieces.
Friends are invited to call at the Foster Funeral Home this evening where the body will remain.

John Harvey
Mrs. Dean ARVEN, 1109 Pontiac, has received word of the death early Tuesday morning in Decatur, Ind., of her great-uncle, John HARVEY, 80, well known retired farmer, livestock dealer and realtor in northeastern Indiana.
Mr. Harvey removed to Decatur from his farm near Monroe, Ind., following his retirement several years ago. A nephew, Harold HARVEY, former conservation officer in this area, and father of Mrs. Arven, will be well remembered here.
Surviving is the wife. A twin brother, James HARVEY, preceded him.

Wednesday, April 23, 1952

John A. Umbaugh
The Argos school was closed today to permit students and teachers to attend the final rites of Trustee J. Allen UMBAUGH, who died Monday at his farm home, five miles southeast of Argos in Walnut township. Services were held in the Rochester Lutheran church at 2 p.m., today (Wednesday) with the Rev. Paul SCHWANN officiating. Burial was made in Reichter cemetery, near Talma.

Gail Berfield
Gail BERFIELD, 59, a resident of Argos, and husband of Ocie MINER BERFIELD, died at 10 o'clock this morning at Hines Memorial hospital, Hines, Ill., following a long illness. He was a veteran of World War I.
The body will be returned to Argos and rest at the Grossman funeral home. Complete obituary and funeral arrangements will appear in Thursday's News-Sentinel.

Thursday, April 24, 1952

Samuel Shobe
Death came Wednesday evening at City hospital, Indianapolis to Samuel SHOBE, 74, and followed a stroke of paralysis.
He was born in Fulton county, a son of Samuel and Cinderella (CONRAD) SHOBE. For many years, before leaving this city, he was employed in various clothing stores in this city. Of recent years he has engaged in the sale of custom made clothing.
Survivors are eight children, Fred and Bob SHOBE, Mrs. Jackie MURPHY and Miss Marion SHOBE, all of Glendale,Calif.; Mrs. Gene RUMP, and Mrs. Meriam CLAPP of Gary; Mrs. Rosemary HOLMES of Winamac and Rex SHOBE of Marion, Ind.; three brothers, Herbert [SHOBE] of Rochester, Dan [SHOBE] of Hammond, and John [SHOBE] of Los Angeles, Cal.
The body was removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rites are pending.

Mack McLean
Dr. M. B. STEWART, Cass county coroner, on Wednesday rendered his verdict of accidental death to Mack McLEAN, 44, of Rochester, killed in a truck crash at 26th and Broadway, Logansport, on the night of April 8.
The immediate cause of death was pneumothorax complicated with emphyaena resulting from a crushed right anterior thorax, the coroner stated.
Dr. Stewart was in Rochester Tuesday to obtain the deposition of Francis TYLER, owner of the truck and the other person injured in the crash.
Tyler said, "I have no recollection of the accident as it happened while I was asleep. I was knocked unconscious and remained in that condition for one week.
"On Monday afternoon, April 7, at about 4 p.m. McLean and I left home and went to Winamac, here he bought a new car for his taxi service in Rochester," Tyler testified. "He stated he had some business he would like to take care of in Logansport at the Eagles lodge. We were in Winamac approximately one hour."
Tyler did not explain what the two men were doing from the time they arrived in Logansport until the crash shortly after midnight.

Gail Berfield
Final rites for Gail BERFIELD, 59, of Argos, who died Wednesday morning at the Hines Memorial hospital, Hines, Ill., following a year's illness, will be held at 1:30 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Grossman Funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Allen B. RICE, II, of the Argos Methodist church in charge. Full military rites will conferred at the graveside by Pierceton Post No. 258. Burial in New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. The body will rest at the funeral home where friends may call.
The deceased was a native of Port Allegheney, Pa., where he was born May 1, 1892, the son of George W. and Esther BERFIELD. On July 3, 1926, he was united in marriage with Ocie MINER, who survives. The Berfields moved from Dayton, Ohio, to Argos about five years ago. He was a painter and decorator by occupation.
Mr. Berfield served as an Infantry lieutenant with the Second U. S. division in World War I. He was a member of the Pierceton (Ind.) Post, American Legion.
Survivors include the wife, Pierceton; a foster son, Robert BERFIELD, at home; one sister, Mrs. Grace CRAWFORD, Waukegan, Ill.; several nieces and nephews. Two sisters preceded him in death. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Friday, April 25, 1952

Samuel Shobe
Funeral services for Samuel SHOBE, 74, who died at City hospital, Indianapolis, Wednesday evening following a stroke of paralysis, will be held at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. H. Gordon HYDE will officiate. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery. The body rests at the fneral home.

Mrs. D. C. Parker
Miss Belle BEEBER, 622 Madison, has been informed of the death in Lagro, Fla., of her cousin, Mrs. D. C. PARKER, on April 21. Burial was made in Lagro.

Saturday, April 26, 1952

Charles F. Scholder
Death came at 7:15 Friday evening to claim Charles F. "Chewey" SCHOLDER, 82, at his home, 122 W. Eighth street, after an illness of two years, which culminated in a heart attack which occurred last Tuesday.
The deceased was by occupation a cigar maker, a trade which flourished in Rochester for several years around the turn of the century. In later years he served as custodian of the Rochester Public library until failing health forced his retirement.
Born in Rochester April 23, 1870, he was the son of Adam and Catherine (RUMBOLDT) SCHOLDER. The 60th anniversary of his marriage to Dora SNYDER in this city March 17, 1892, was observed at the Scholder home this spring.
Mr. Scholder was a member of the Rochester Lutheran church. During his active years he held sustained interest in civic, political and fraternal matters in this community.
Surviving is the wife. A son, Harry [SCHOLDER], preceded him.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Frank Gubi
The Rev. Stephen GUBI and Mrs. Gubi, and their daughter Phyllis, have been call to South Bend by the death of his father, Frank GUBI of 127 North Elm street in that city, which occurred at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Gubi had been in ill health for several years. He was a native of Yugoslavia and migrated to South Bend in 1907. For a number of years he had been employed by the Singer Sewing Machine Co.
His wife preceded him last November. Several children survive. The body rests at the Nemeth funeral home, South Bend.

Dullen W. Bowers
Dullen Wilbur BOWERS, 73, died in surgery at Woodlawn hospital at 2 a.m., Saturday morning following an illness of two weeks duration.
The deceased, a lifelong resident of the Athens community, was born there June 20, 1878, the son of Abel and Emaline (PICKENS) BOWERS. On June 12, 1903, he was united in marriage with Harriet LuEdith MILLER, who preceded him in death April 20, 1939. He followed the occupation of farming. He was a member of the Athens UB church.
Survivors include three sons, Frank [BOWERS], Indianapolis; Raymond [BOWERS], Talma, Ralph [BOWERS], New Orleans; two daughters, Mrs. Elnora LOWMASTER, Akron; Mrs. Mabel SHOEMAKER, Warsaw; two step-sons, Ira BAKER, Rochester; Ernest BAKER, Detroit; two step-daughters, Mrs. Marie BOICE, Warsaw; Mrs. Bertha PIERATT, Leiters Ford; ten grandchildren; one brother, Claude BOWERS, Sarnac, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Zena EGGLESTON, McBride, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at the Athens UB church at 2 p.m. (DST) Monday, with the Rev. William HUGHES officiating. Burial in Mr. Hope at Athens.
The body will be removed from Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence, one mile south of Athens on Sunday afternoon.

Dr. David C. Ridenour
Dr. David C. RIDENOUR, 83, one of Peru's oldest physicians, died at the Rochester Nursing Home here Friday morning. Death was due to complications.
Dr. Ridenour retired in 1947 after 55 years active practice in Miami county. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic lodge, Peru, and an honorary member of the Edgar Ridenour camp, Spanish-American War Veterans, Peru.
Funeral services are set for Monday afternoon, 2:00 o'clock at the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. E. E. LAWSHE officiating.

Monday, April 28, 1952

James M. Barnett
James Michael BARNETT, 70, lifelong resident of Kewanna, died at his home there at 11:30 Sunday night following an illness of several months. Death was due to complications.
Deceased was born in Kewanna on April 9, 1882, the son of Michael and Mary (BURDGE) BARNETT. He was a member of the Kewanna Christian church.
Survivors are, three sisters, Miss Alice BARNETT and Mrs. Elizabeth TROUTMAN, Kewanna; Mrs. Claudia WENTZEL, Plymouth; several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna at 2 p.m. (DST) Tuesday, with the Rev. Forrest HOWELL of the Kewanna Methodist church officiating. Burial in Barnett cemetery, southwest of Kewanna.

Lizzie Pearl Boswell
Funeral rites for Mrs. Lizzie Pearl BOSWELL, 71, route 1, Denver, were held at the Roann Methodist church at 2:30 Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Boswell succumbed Saturday at Dukes hospital, Peru, following an illness of six weeks duration.
Survivors included the husband, Thomas BOSWELL, former Miami county commissioner; two sons, Hugh [BOSWELL], route 1, Denver; Joseph [BOSWELL], Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Emily SHAMBARGER, Macy; Mrs. Helen BYRT, at home; seven grandchildren.

Clarence Eckman
Mrs. Marie CLUPPER of 803 E. 10th St., received word this morning of the death of her brother-in-law, Clarence ECKMAN, at 8:00 a.m. Monday in the Wabash Hospital.
Mr. Eckman formerly resided in Akron and had often visited in Rochester. He had recently lived in Wabash.

Mrs. Oscar Hinman
Mr. and Mrs. Zane FLETCHER, 1011 1/2 Madison, were called Sunday to DesMoines, Iowa, by the death of Mrs. Fletcher's mother, Mrs. Oscar HINMAN.
Mr. Fletcher is a representative of the U. S. Soil Conservation office here.

Tuesday, April 29, 1952

Frank Gubi
Final rites for Frank GUBI, father of the Rev. Stephen GUBI, pastor of Trinity EUB church, were held Monday afternoon at the Nemeth funeral home, South Bend, with the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS, of Grace EUB church, officiating. Burial was made in Highland cemetery there.

Dean H. Severns
Death came at 7:25 Tuesday morning to Dean Harold SEVERNS, 30, at Woodlawn hospital following an illness of five weeks. Cause of death was acute nephritis superinduced by influenza.
The deceased, son of Deloise and Mabel "Olive" SEVERNS, was born in the Woodrow neighborhood on Sept. 11, 1921, and had spent his entire life in that community.
In a ceremony performed in Rochester on April 25, 1942, he was united in marriage with LuEdith BAKER, who survives.
Dean was a veteran of World War II, where he served a total of 42 months. He followed the occupation of farming.
Other survivors include two sons, Daniel and Terrance; one daughter, Linda [SEVERNS]; the parents; two brothers, Jack C., and Benjamin [SEVERNS], all of Rochester; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Carrie JONES, Fulton; an aunt, Mrs. William ZIESENHENE; an uncle, French SEVERNS, both of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral home at 2 p.m. (DST) Thursday, with the Rev. Stephen GUBI officiating. Burial in IOOF cemetery.
The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Clarence Eckman
Final rites for Clarence ECKMAN, who died in Wabash Monday morning will be held at the Wire Funeral Home in that city Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Survivors include the wife, Bertha [ECKMAN], of Wabash; several brothers and sisters, including Mrs. Harry SHAFER, route 1, Rochester.

Wednesday, April 30, 1952

Helen Louise Davis
Mrs. Helen Louise DAVIS, route 2, Macy, died at her residence at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday following a six months' illness due to complications.
She was born March 13, 1903, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Charles and Lydia May (TINDALL) SCHAEFER. She was married to William G. DAVIS in 1921. He survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Wilfred MILLER of Macy; a half-brother, William SCHAEFFER and two half-sisters, Mrs. Howard PETERSON and Mrs. Edward HEATH all of Fort Wayne.
Funeral will be held from the Drake-Flowers funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. D. TAGGART and the Rev. Lee JACKSON officiating.
Burial will be in Mout Hope cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Thursday, May 1, 1952

Charles Medbourn
Final rites will be held at the Culver Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. for Charles [E.] MEDBOURN, 70, prominent Culver business man who succumbed Tuesday afternoon following a brief illness.
Mr. Medbourn, a lifelong resident of the Culver community was well known through his interests in the Okay Rubber Welders business, the Medbourn Ice & Coal Co., Maxinkuckee Ice & Coal Co., and as a travelling representative of the Muelhausen Spring Co.
He had long been active in church, fraternal and civic affairs in Culver, and was well known in Fulton county.

Fred Shafer
Mrs. Edna FOY has received word of the death of her brother, Fred SHAFER, 74, at Paulding, Ohio. The wife, Jennie SHAFER, survived.
Mr. and Mrs. Shafer operated the Hawkins Cafe here for several years, and will be remembered by many local persons.
Final rites will be held in Paulding at 2 p.m., Saturday.
Austin Burkett
Death came suddenly at 9:30 this (Thursday) morning at his farm home in Richland township, to Austin BURKETT, 74, when he was stricken by a heart attack.
Mr. Burkett, a lifelong resident of the Richland Center community, was born July 16, 1876 near Burr Oak, the son of Ephriam and Amanda BURKETT. In a ceremony near Argos on Oct. 18, 1903, he was united in marriage with Myrtle MEYERS, who survives.
The deceased was a member of Richland Center Methodist church. He had followed the occupation of farming throughout his active life.
Other survivors are, a daughter, Mrs. Bessie GOOD, Leiters Ford; a son Ralph [BURKETT], Rochester; a brother William [BURKETT], of this city; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Richland Center Methodist church at 3 p.m. (DST) Saturday, with the Rev. Mrs. BRUNER officiating. Interment will be in Richland Center cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Foster Funeral home to the residence, Route 3, at 6 p.m., today. Friends may call.

Friday, May 2, 1952

Charles Rex
Mr. and Mrs. Charles SANDIFORD, 824 Franklin Ave., have received word of the accidental death last night in an auto collision near Columbia City, of Charles REX, father of Howard REX, a former Rochester resident.
Details of the accident were not available at press time.

Saturday, May 3, 1952

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Monday, May 5, 1952

Olive Swick
Funeral services for Mrs. Olive SWICK, age 52, of near Beaver Dam, will be conducted at the Akron church of God, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (DST) with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Rev. Herman AST, of New Castle, officiating.
Mrs. Swick died at her home at 9:40, Sunday night after a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of the Beaver Dam community for 34 years and was well-known as a church worker.
The deceased was born July 11, 1899, near Argos, the daughter of Charles and Mary (IRTENOUR) REDINGER. She was united in marriage to Percy SWICK, March 14, 1918.
Mrs. Swic, was a member of the Akron Church of God; Beaver Dam Home Ec Club; Akron WCTU and quite active in young people's church work.
The survivors are the husband; one son, Devon [SWICK], Fr. Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Maxine SHARROW of DeKalb, Illinois; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rethel LORD, Ft Wayne and Mrs. Daisy ZICHNOR, San Diego; six brothers, William and Harley, Warsaw, and Fred and Mark of Argos, Albert, Rochester, and Neal [REDINGER], Leesburg.
The remains will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock to the family home where friends are welcome to call.
Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.

Ira M. Blackwood
Reverend and Mrs. Grant BLACKWOOD were called Sunday to Lafayette due to the death of his father, Ira M. BLACKWOOD, 81, who succumbed after a lingering illness of several months at St. Elizabeth hospital there.
For sometime past, Mr. Blackwood had resided at the home of his daughter in Reynolds, Ind. Besides Rev. Blackwood, a brother and four sisters survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Christian church, Wolcott, Ind. Burial will be at Remington.

Oscar William Zechiel
Oscar William ZECHIEL, 66, a prominent farmer and churchman died early today at his home 1 1/2 miles southwest of Culver after an illness of three weeks.
He was born near Culver June 16, 1885 and had resided in the Culver community throughout his entire lifetime, where he engaged in farming. His wife, the former Nellie DUDLESON, preceded him on April 4, 1947.
Mr. Zechiel was well known in religious circles as a devout member of the Culver EUB church where he served as a trustee for 25 years, and many years as the teacher of the adult men's Bible class.
He is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Mildred DITMIRE, Delong; Mrs. Emma HELPER, Plymouth; and Mrs. Marcella WHITE, Culver; two sons, Zina George [ZECHIEL], Monterey; Alvin [ZECHIEL], Culver; seventeen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Jesse ZECHIEL, Culver; one sister, Mrs. Cora MOORE, Rochester.
Funeral servfices will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday at the Culver EUB church with the Rev. R. L. HANEY, church pastor, and the Rev. S. B. WACKNITZ, Peru, officiating. Interment will be in Culver cemetery.
The body will rest at the Easterday funeral home, Culver, until noon Wednesday and removed thence to the residence. Friends may call.

A. E. Koffel
Death came early Sunday morning to claim one of Fulton county's oldest citizens. He was [Alva] E. KOFFEL, 93, who succumbed to complications following an illness of about three months.
Deceased was born near Athens on Oct. 19, 1858, the son of Samuel and Mary Ann (HOOVER) KOFFEL. He had resided on the Koffel homestead four miles northeast of Fulton, where death occurred, for the past 70 years. He had retired from active farming several years ago.
In a ceremony performed at Macy on Nov. 6, 1881, he was united in marriage with Elsena PENCE who preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 1946.
Mr. Koffel had been a member of the Fulton EUB church many years.
Survivors are, two sons, Dr. Roy KOFFEL, Logansport and Dr. Alfred KOFFEL, West Bend, Wis.; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia CONN, Cayhouga Falls, Ohio; Mrs. Edna MILLER, at home. One daughter preceded him.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 (DST) Tuesday afternoon at Fulton EUB church with the Rev. M. E. REED and the Rev. Don McGUIRE in charge. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Ditmire chapel to the residence today, where friends may call.

Tuesday, May 6, 1952

Elizabeth M. Wickizer
The lifeless body of Elizabeth M. WICKIZER, 79, was found slumped in a chair at her home, 338 W. Walnut street, Argos, shortly after noon Monday by her son Maurice who investigated. An examination by Marshall county coroner, Dr. CONNELL, disclosed that she had apparently slept away following a coronary heart attack, which is believed to have occurred shortly before the noon hour.
Mrs. Wickizer was born in Sandusky county, Ohio, on Jan. 7, 1873, daughter of Joseph and Matilda SCHEUREMAN, with whom she came to Marshall county as a small child. She had resided several years in the Washington neighborhood, southeast of Culver, prior to moving to Argos.
She had evidently been in normal health prior to the heart seizure, and had lived alone following the death of her husband John M. WICKIZER, who preceded her in 1940. She and Mr. Wickizer were married on June 26, 1898. An inquiry by the Argos Exchange bank which handled her tax matters, led to her discovery by the son, after attempts to contact her had failed.
Mrs. Wickizer was a charter member of the Argos Monday Club. She affiliated with the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are: Two sons Hillis and Maurice WICKIZER, Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Esther ELICK, South Bend; Mrs. Ada ZIECHIEL, Knox; and Mrs. Estella CASTLEMAN, Marshall, Minn.; two brothers, Maurice SCHEUREMAN, Portland, Ore.; Harvey SCHEUREMAN, Salem, Ore.; two grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, at 2 p.m. (CDT) Thursday, with the Rev. Ernest TREBER, Darlington, Ind., and the Rev. J. Robert COOVERT of the Argos Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends are welcome.

George Waechter
Rochester relatives Monday afternoon were apprised of the death of George WAECHTER, which occurred in downtown Huntington, Ind. at 3:30 p.m. His death which came suddenly was attributed to a heart attack.
Mr. Waechter for many years had been employed as a freight conductor on the Chicago Erie R.R. on its run from Huntington to Chicago. He had a host of friends throughout Fulton county and along the Erie's route to Chicago.
He was born in 1899 at Akron, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben WAECHTER, both deceased.
Surviving are his wife, Thelma WAECHTER; a daughter Margaret [WAECHTER]; a son, Gordon [WAECHTER] all of Huntington; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ruth KEEBLER, of this city and a brother Ralph WAECHTER, of Akron.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Huntington and burial will be made in a Huntington cemetery.

Maurice Carter
Mrs. Henry ALSPACH, of this city, has received word of the death of her nephew, Maurice CARTER which occurred in Los Angeles, Calif., following a heart attack.
He was the son of Kenneth and Hazel (SMITH) CARTER, former residents of Rochester. Burial will be made at Los Angeles.

Hal M. Lytle
Rochester friends have been informed of the death of Hal M. LYTLE, 64, former resident of this city, who passed away Saturday at the St. Frencis Hospital, Chicago, following a heart attack.
Mr. Lytle, who was the son of Rev. J. H. LYTLE, resided in Rochester around the turn of the century. The family home was on the lot now occupied by the Fordson Tractor Implement company South Main. The father was pastor of the Christian church.
The following information is from an obituary which appeared in a Monday's edition of a Chicago newspaper:
After his graduation from the University of Illinois in 1908, Lytle joined the staff of the old Chicago Inter-Ocean where he was a reporter for five years. He worked for the Chicago Record-Herald, the Chicago Tribune for the next five years.
"In 1919 Lytle entered the public utilities field as associate director of the Illinois Committee on Public Utility Information. In 1925 he became vice president of the Chicago Rapid Transit Co. and of the Chicago Aurora & Elgin R.R. and the Chicago South Shore & South Bend R.R.
"Since 1947, when he resigned from the Rapid Transit and North Shore Line Lytle had been with the Commonwealth Edison Co. and the Public Service Co. of Northern Illinois.
"Survivors include his widow, Rena [LYTLE], who lives at 455 Oakdale, two sisters, Mrs. Olive PARMELEE and Mrs. Jessie YOST, and a brother, Ray [LYTLE], of Indianapolis."

Wednesday, May 7, 1952 to Thursday, May 8, 1952

[no obits]

Friday, May 9, 1952

Yola M. Tucker
Mrs. Yola M. TUCKER, 55, of 1409 College Ave., succumbed to illness at Woodlawn hospital at 4:25 Friday morning. She had been in serious condition for about three weeks.
Born near Athens on Feb. 10, 1897, she was the daughter of John and Chloe (GALTRY) TIMBERS. She has been a Rochester resident for the past 28 years, coming here from the Athens community. She was a member of Rochester church of God, the McKinley club and the WCTU.
She was united in marriage in a ceremony at Rochester on April 22, 1920 with Una S. TUCKER, who survives.
Other survivors include, a son Marvin Wade TUCKER, USAF Amarillo, Texas; a daughter Mrs. Helen DRUDGE, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Athel EBY and Mrs. Mary HARSH, Mishawaka; a brother Robert TIMBERS, Mecca, Fla.; five grandchildren.
The body rests at the Foster funeral home where services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Sunday, with the Rev. Lloyd POWELL, assisted by the Rev. George CRANE, officiating. Burial will be in Akron IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m., today.

Martha Saner
Death this morning claimed one of Henry township's pioneer residents, Mrs. Martha SANER, 80, at her residence three miles east of Akron. Death resulted from complications. She had been seriously ill about four weeks.
The deceased was born in the Beaver Dam community on Aut. 27, 1871, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (KELLER] SWICK. With the exception of four years' residency in Wisconsin and Oklahoma, she had spent her entire lifetime in the Beaver Dam and Akron communities. She was a member of the Beaver Dam Methodist church. In a ceremony performed in Warsaw in 1902, she united in marriage with Lloyd F. SANER, who preceded her in 1921.
Survivors include a son Homer [SANER], Akron; three brothers, Herman, Jesse and Ray SWICK, Akron; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Services will be held at the Akron Church of God at 1:30 Sunday afternoon with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in Palestine cemetery, east of Mentone. The body rests at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, where friends are welcome.

Saturday, May 10, 1952

[no obits]

Monday, May 12, 1952

Jane Elizabeth Nixon
Death came Sunday, May 11, to Jane Elizabeth BRYANT NIXON, 81, following a five months illness of complications. Death came to her at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles FOSTER at 1216 College Ave.
Deceased was born [Jane Elizabeth SHELLY] Jan. 16, 1871 in the state of Kansas. She had, however, resided most of her life in this community. Mrs. Nixon was twice married. Her first husband, Thomas BRYANT, died in 1933. She later married Alfred NIXON, who preceded her several years ago. She had been long affiliated with the Rochester Church of God.
Survivors include, four daughters: Mrs. Otto HAGEN, Mrs. Alf VanDIEN, and Mrs. Charles FOSTER, all of Rochester; and Mrs. Esther STEELE, So. Bend; three sons: Glen, Oliver and Ralph BRYANT, all of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. William McINTIRE, Akron; Mrs. Emmett McKEE, Michigan City; Mrs. Ray HOLEMAN, Claypool; sixteen grandcvhildren, and several great-grandchildren. Three children preceded her.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m., (DST) Wednesday, at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Athens cemetery.
The body remains at the funeral home where friends are welcome.

Cassie Overmyer
Mrs. Cassie OVERMYER, of South Bend, passed away Saturday evening at her home in that city. She had been ill for the past few weeks suffering from a heart ailment.
For several years Mrs. Overmyer and her late husband Chauncey [OVERMYER] resided on a farm southeast of Leiters Ford. Mr. Overmyer died in 1941 and a daughter, Mrs. M. JACKSON preceded her mother in death in 1943. A son, Ralph OVERMYER, of Wabash, Ind., survived.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Broadway E.U.B. church, in South Bend. Graveside rites will be conducted 12:45 p.m.Wednesday at the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Tuesday, May 13, 1952

Harrison C. Clymer
Harrison C. "Harry" CLYMER, age 80, a life-long resident of Talma, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lon WALTERS in Mentone as the result of a stroke and complications. He had been ill for two years.
Mr. Clymer was born March 3, 1872, in Talma, the son of Dr. and Mrs. N. J. CLYMER. The father was at one time, many years ago, a physician in Rochester. The deceased was married to Margaret DILLE on January 1, 1893.
The survivors are the wife and daughter, Mrs. Walters; four granddaughters; one step-grandson and eleven great-grandchildren. Two sons and a granddaughter whom he reared, preceded him in death. Mr. Clymer was a member of the Brethren Church of Tioswa.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock DST at the Tiosa church and burial will be made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home until Thursday morning at 8 o'clock; thereafter the body will be removed to the Clymer residence in Talma where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, May 14, 1952

Matilda C. Deeds
Mrs. Matilda C. DEEDS, 76, of Denver, Ind., passed away Tuesday evdening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucille PUGH, of Roann, following a nine months illness. She had been a resident of Denver for the past nine years and had many friends throughout that vicinity.
Mrs. Deeds was the daughter of John and Helen WERNER BROWN and was born at Stockdale in Wabash county, Ind. She was married to Edward O. DEEDS who preceded in death in February, 1952. Mrs. Deeds was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist church.
Survivors are the following children: Guy DEEDS, of Macy; Dennis DEEDS, of Rochester; Mrs. Eva MATHIAS, of Logansport; Mrs. Opal WEAVER, of Roann; Mrs. Lucille PUGH, of Roann and Earl DEEDS of Denver; a brother, Leroy BROWN, route 1, Denver; a sister, Mrs. Viola HULING, of Gary; thirty-four grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by three step-children, Mrs. Zoa KERSCHNER, route 1, Denver; Mrs. Floa BROWN, Denver and Russell DEEDS, of Milwaukee, Wis.
Funeral services in charge of the Revs. C. F. GOLDEN and Lyle RASSMUSSEN will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Denver Methodist church. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. The body rests at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver where friends may call.

Thursday, May 15, 1952

[no obits]

Friday, May 16, 1952

George M. Fry
Mr. and Mrs. John CLOUSE, 402 Pontiac, today attended the funeral of her father, the late George M. FRY, who operated a general store at Headlee for many years, and who succumbed suddenly to a heart attack Tuesday evening.
Services were held at the White Oak Methodist church, White county, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Paul HESSERT of Francesville, officiating.
Mr. Clouse is a member of the editorial staff of The News-Sentinel.

Saturday, May 17, 1952

Edith C. Thompson
Mrs. Edith C. THOMPSON, 55, died of coronary occlusion at the Memorial hospital in South Bend at 11:25 Friday night, following an illness of six weeks, including about two weeks in the hospital.
A resident of the Argos commnity for the past 13 years, she was born in Chicago on Aug. 28, 1896, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. HENSEN. Her marriage to John Stephen THOMPSON took place in a ceremony at Des Moines, Iowa on June 27, 1917. She has long affiliated with the Methodist church and was a member of the Whippoorwill Ladies' Aid. For a number of years the deceased has resided on a farm five miles northwest of Argos, on Plymouth, Route 4.
Surviving are the husband, father, and two sons, Richard and Henry [THOMPSON] at home; two sisters, Mrs. Clarabelle BEIN, chicago; and Mrs. Emma STASTNY of Bensonville, Ill.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman funeral home at 3 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Allen RICE of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
The body rests at the Grossman funeral home, where friends may call.

Monday, May 19, 1952

Guy Robinson
Funeral services for Guy ROBINSON, 65, will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m., at the Kennedy funeral home, Winamac, with the Rev. Stephen GUBI of Rochester EUB church, officiating. Burial will be in Winamac cemetery.
The deceased, who has engaged for several years in farming in the Leiters Ford area, died at Woodlawn hospital here at 5 p.m., Saturday. He had been in failing health several years.
Robinson was a native of Vermillion county, Ill., where he was born on Dec. 15, 1886. His marriage was to Agnes MEEK at Winamac in 1911. She survives.
Other survivors include the following children: Robert [ROBINSON], Lowell, Ind.; Clay [ROBINSON], Culver; Richard [ROBINSON], Burnettsville, Ind.; Jack and Maxine [ROBINSON], Westville; Pauline KENYON, Michigan City; Wilma CLARK, Athens; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha LEBO, Winamac; Stella HEATH, Canton, Miss.; Elsie GOOD, Kalispel, Mont.
The body rests at the Kennedy funeral home, Winamac, where friends are welcome.

Lillie May Brubaker
Death came suddenly at 1:15 Sunday morning to Mrs. Lillie May BRUBAKER, 79, at her residence 413 Jefferson Street, following an illness of only two days.
A resident of the Burton neighborhood for many years, she removed to the Jefferson street addrress in 1940. She was a loyal member of St. Paul EUB church.
Born Sept. 27, 1872, near Fulton, she was the daughter of Henry N. and Lucinda (WILLIAMS) POWNALL.
On Feb. 19, 1896, in a ceremony at Rochester, she was united in marriage with Jacob BRUBAKER, who survives.
Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Orvin LAKE, Plymouth; Mrs. Faye WYSONG, Rochester; Mrs. Belle EWEN and Mrs. Ernest BORUFF, Kokomo; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Charles FINNEY, Kewanna; several nieces and nephews. One grandson was killed in action in World War II.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday (DST) at St. Pauls EUB church with the Rev. William HUGHES officiating. Burial in IOOF cemetery.
The body was removed this afternoon from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence, where friends may call.

Tuesday, May 20, 1952

Mrs. James Houghston
Word has been received of the death in Chicago of Mrs. James HOUGHSTON. She had been confined for some time in a Chicago hospital as the result of a fractured hip.
She and her husband, who spent his boyhood days in Rochester were frequent visitors at the home of the late Dr. Howard SHAFER and family.

Laura Van Doran
Mrs. Laura Van DORAN, 86, died at her home in Warsaw at 7 a.m., this morning, following a stroke of paralysis Saturday evening.
A native, and long time resident of Fulton county, she removed to Warsaw in 1916. She was born on a farm near Rochester on May 30, 1865, the daughter of John and Mary Jane (KESSLER) KESLER. She was united in marriage with James Van DORAN in 1881. He precededher on Feb. 27, 1931. Mrs. Van Doran was a member of the Baptist church at Warsaw.
Surviving are two sons, Logan [Van DORAN], of Warsaw, and Harold [Van DORAN] of Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Zulu RATHBURN, Warsaw, and Mrs. Agnes HAIMBAUGH, Mentone; one brother, Milton KESLER, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Elmer RATHFON, Mrs. Elnora SEVERNS, both of Mentone; Mrs. Robert EMMONS, Warsaw; fifteen grandchildren and thirty-three great-grandchildren.
Final services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Mentone Baptist church with the Rev. R. SHEPLEY of Warsaw and the Rev. DOWDEN of Mentone officiating. The body, now at the Bilby-McHatton funeral home at Warsaw, will be removed to the residence at 1 p.m., Wednesday, thence to the church Thursday noon. Friends are welcome.

Frank Scott
Frank SCOTT, 91, former resident of this county, passed away 6 p.m. Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Opal Wimmer, of Kokomo. He had made his home with Mrs. Wimmer for the past several years. He had been a resident of Kokomo for over two score of years.
Mr. Scott at one time was employed as section foreman for the Nickel Plate R.R. at both Rochester and Tiosa. For eight years he resided with his son, Oscar Scott, of this city. His wife preceded him in death in 1920.
Survivors are three sons, Oscar SCOTT, Vernon SCOTT, both of Rochester; Claude SCOTT, of Kokomo and two daughters, Mrs. Opal WIMMER and Mrs. Myrtle FEWELL, both of Kokomo.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kokomo United Brethren church and burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, Ind.

Mary Baber
Mrs. Mary BABER, 86, pioneer Roann resident, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Raymond GARRITSON, Dayton, Ind., at 9:10 Monday evening. She had been ill with complications for about two weeks.
Born in Allen county, Ohio on Jan. 24, 1866, she was the daughter of Bishop and Magdalena ZUBER. She had been a resident of Roann for the past 50 years.
In a ceremony performed at Lima, Ohio in June 1885, she became the wife of Jacob BABER who preceded her in 1916. She was a member of the Chili Baptist church.
Survivors include a son Ted [BABER] of Silver Lake; a daughter, Mrs. Ray GARRITSON, Dayton, Ind.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded her.
The body, now at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, will be taken to the residence in Roann at 9 a.m. Wednesday, where it will lie in state until 2:30 p.m. Thursday and be moved thence to the Roann Christian church where services will be held at 3:30 p.m. (DST) with Rev. Wilbur SULLIVAN and Rev. J. F. BALDWIN officiating.

Wednesday, May 21, 1952

Clay Gaumer
Mrs. T. J. GAUMER, Route 4, has been notified of the death of Clay GAUMER, 82, at a Danville, Ill. hospital last night. The deceased, a brother of the late T. J. "Jeff" GAUMER, was the last of a family of several brothers and sisters.
The deceased often visited in Rochester, and had many friends here who will remember him well. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at Albion, Illinois. Mrs. Gaumer and other local relatives will attend.

Britton L. Runyan
Word has been received by friends here of the death of Britton L. "Britt" RUNYAN, 89, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Russell JONES, Peru, which occurred Monday morning.
Mr. Runyan, a retired farmer, has many friends here. For a number of years he was a regular visitor at his cottage on Wolf's Point.
Private services were held in Peru at 10 this morning. He had been in ill health about two years.

Pfc. Jesse E. Gagnon
The body of Pfc. Jesse E. GAGNON, 22, who died in Korea, March 22, 1952, will arrive in Akron at 2 p.m., Friday, via train and be taken to the Sheetz Funeral Home for a short while before removal to the home of his parents.
The young man lost his life in the battle zone of Korea when the bunker in which he was sleeping collapsed. He entered the service Feb. 20, 1951, and took his basic training at Camp Rucker, Ala. Later on he took 10 weeks training at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and left the U. S. Dec. 14, 1951. He arrived at Camp Drake, Japan, Dec. 27, where he was shipped to Korea Jan. 2, 1952.
Pfc. Gagnon was the son of O'Neal Fred and Mantie (LINEBRINK) GAGNON, born March 6, 1930, and spent all his life in the Akron vicinity. The family now resides four miles northeast of Akron in Kosciusko county. This is where the remains will be removed at 4 p.m. Friday.
Besides the parents the other survivors are two brothers, David and Virgil [GAGNON]; two sisters, Rose and Linda [GAGNON[, all at home; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse LINEBRINK, Akron.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., DST, Sunday, at the Silver Creek Church, with the Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Victor YEAKER in charge. Burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery with military services by the Akron American Legion Post.Y. T. C.; 4-H Club and a graduate of the class of 1948 of Akron High School. Members of this class will serve as pall bearers.
The body will be taken to the church to lie in state at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, prior to the services.

Thursday, May 22, 1952

Samuel S. Mutchler
Samuel Seuver MUTCHLER, 92, one of Fulton county's oldest citizens, succumbed to complications at 11:45 last night at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Ted TULEY, 917 Franklin Ave. He had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.
He was well known throughout this area as a well driller, a trade he had followed many years. He was a devout member of the First Baptist church in this city, and member of the Kewanna Masonic lodge.
Born in Lake conty, Ind., Dec. 12, 1859, he was the son of Jacob and Matilda (WILMUTH) MUTCHLER. In 1876 he moved to Lucerne, and later resided in Kewanna. He came to Rochester in 1911, and resided at 1201 Bancroft.
In a cerremony performed Feb. 3, 1885, in this city, he was united in marriage with Theresa Frances GOTTSCHALK, who preceded him in August, 1947.
Surviving are a son, Howard [MUTCHLER], Kewanna; a daughter Mrs. M. J. HILAND, Lansing, Ill.; a brother, Charles MUTCHLER, Kewanna; eleven grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. One son died in infancy.
The body is at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where friends are welcome. Final rites are pending.

Leonard Johnson
Relatives here have been informed of the death of Leonard JOHNSON, 24, of Kokomo.
He was married in Nov., 1949 to Miss Joan WAGONER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omer WAGONER, former Rochester residents, who, for several years, operated the filling station at Main and 13th streets, now owned by Forrest HEYDE.
Final rites will be held at Kokomo at 2 p.m., Friday. The body rests at ehe Fenn Mortuary there.

Mary Schaeffer
Death claimed Mrs. Mary SCHAEFFER, age about 75, at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, approximately 9 1/2 hours after the car in which she was riding crashed into a tree, one-fourth mile north of the Woodrow School, on U.S. 31 injuring her fatally.
A resident of Riverdale, Michigan, Mrs. Schaeffer with James MARES, Jr. and Arthur PHILLIPS, were enroute from Luray, Kansas to the Michigan community when the accident occurred. Mr. Mares was the driver of the car involved. His wife is a niece of Mrs. Schaeffer.
Mrs. Schaeffer's body was removed to the Foster Funeral Home and arrangements are pending the arrival of Mrs. Mares from Kansas, expected this afternoon.
Woodlawn hospital reported today noon that Mr. Phillips' condition is "very well." He had accompanied the other two to be a relief driver. It is said his left leg is broken and has head injuries. Mr. Mares spent the night at the hospital and was treated for an injured leg, shoulder injuries and shock. He was released this morning and registered at the Arlington Hotel.
Other "victims" of the accident were five canaries belonging to Mrs. Schaeffer who were unhurt. They are being cared for by Sheriff NORRIS and family at their home. The pet dog, riding in the car, is still unaccounted for.

Thomas W. Simmons
Word has been received here of the death of Thomas W. SIMMONS, 66, at Los Angeles on Tesday. He was known in Rochester. Timmons was a native of Bloomington and was active in the oil business in California for the last 44 years.
He raised thoroughbred horses as a hobby. A sister, Mrs. Robert ROSSOW of Culver survives.

Etta Aurelius
Mrs. Etta Eudella AURELIUS, 76, a life long resident of Fulton county, succumbed to complications at her home, Route 5, at 7:30 this morning. She had been ill for some time.
Born in Fulton county Dec. 5, 1875, she was the daughter of John W. and Anzonetta (COPLEN) IRVINE. She was twice married, first to Charles COONEY, who preceded her in 1922, and later to Joseph AURELIUS, deceased. She was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Survivors include two sons, Charles COONEY of Illinois and William COONEY of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Marion BAER, Pueblo, Colo.; Mrs. Edith Le COQC and Mrs. Agnes CODY, Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Estella SURGUY, Rochester; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The body rests at the Foster funeral home. Rites are pending.

Friday, May 23, 1952

Samuel S. Mutchler
Funeral services for the late Samuel S. MUTCHLER, who succumbed to complications Wednesday night, will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Sunday at First Baptist church with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY and the Rev. J. Gordon HYDE officiating. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home until the hour of service. Friends may call.

Etta Aurelius
Final rites for Mrs. Etta Eudella AURELIUS, 76, who died Thursday morning, will be held at the Talma Christian church at 1:30 p.m. (DST) Sunday with Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating.
The body will rest at the Foster funeral home where friends may call until noon Sunday when removal to the church will be made.
Burial will be in Reichter cemetery.

Mary Schaeffer
According to known arrengement shortly before noon today, the remains of Mrs. Mary SCHAEFFER, who was fatally injured south of the city in a car accident early Wednesday, will be removed to her home near Riverdale, Michigan, Saturday.
A niece, Mrs. James MARES of Luray, Kansas, arrived Thursday night here at 10 o'clock, to assist with the arrangements. It was believed this morning a funeral director from Riverdale will come to the Foster Funeral Home to return the body there.

Saturday, May 24, 1952

Pfc. Obed Nelson Steininger
The body of a former Rochester boy, Pfc. Obed Nelson "Bud" STEININGER, son of Mr. and Mrs. George STEININGER, 2340 Weisser Pkway, Ft. Wayne, will arrive there Tuesday from Korea. Final rites will be held at 2:30 Wednesday at the Church of God, Sherman and Puanam streets Ft. Wayne.
"Bud," as he is better known here, was a student at Lincoln school until 1945 when he removed with his parents to Ft. Wayne.
He entered the service at Ft. Wayne on July 27, 1948, arrived in Japan in Jan. 1949, was assigned to the 24th U.S. Infantry Div. in Korea, and was killed in action on July 20, 1950 in the same offensive in which his commanding general Dean was lost.
Surviving are the parents; two sisters, Mrs. Galen EILER, Roann and Mrs. George STIELMAN, Ft. Wayne, and the following aunt and uncles of Rochester, Mrs. Thurle ALBER, Al CUMMINGS and Herman STEININGER.

Monday, May 26, 1952

Fred H. Meineka
Fred Herman MEINEKA, 81, of W. 18th street, died at his home about noon Saturday, a victim of arterisao schlerosis which followed an illness of about six months.
Mr. Meineka had been a resident of Rochester about 23 years, moving here with his family in 1929. He was a retired farmer.
The deceased was born in Chicago on Nov. 2, 1870, the son of John F., and Minnie (BEAR) MEINEKA who was born in Germany.
His first marriage was to Catherine ISLEY, and his second to Cora L. KANE. Both are deceased. He was a member of St. John Lutheran church.
Survivors include two sons: John [MEINEKA] of Rochester and George [MEINEKA] of Kankakee, Ill.; four daughters: Mrs. Geneva WHELAN, Milwaukee, Wis.; Mrs. Kathryn SAVERY, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Minnie MARTIN and Grace MEINEKA at home; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be conferred Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., at St. John Lutheran church with the Rev. Paul SCHWAN officiating. Burial in Oak Park cemetery, Knox.
The body rests at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where friends may call.

Fred E. Dixon
Death came Saturday afternoon to Fred E. DIXON, 73, well known Henry township citizen following an illness of five months duration, at his home in Akron.
Born in Rockville, Ind., April 19, 1879, he was the son of Zachariah and Sarah (DOAVE) DIXON.
Following his marriage in 1913 to Blanche RILEY, he engaged in farming for a number of years in the Athens community, removing to Akron about eight years ago.
Survivors are, the wife and one daughter, Alma [DIXON], at home; one daughter, Mrs. Irene BABER, Akron; two grandchildren; two brothers, Charles DIXON, Dowagiac, Mich.; Pearley DIXON, Remington, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Estella GATTEN, Lafayette. A son, Harry [DIXON], and two sisters preceded him.
Funeral rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. (DST) at the Methodist church, Akron, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial in Mt. Hope, Athens.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, where friends are welcome.

Samuel S. Mutchler
Among the many out-of-town people who attended the funeral service of the late Samuel S. MUTCHLER Sunday afternoon, were:
Mr. and Mrs. Ray MARSHMAN and James CALLENTINE, South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. George GOTTSCHALK, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman GOTTSCHALK, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester GOTTSCHALK, Lagro, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil GOTTSCHALK, Hoagland, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Omer WAGONER, Mr. and Mrs. Galen WILSON and Miss Avanell WILSON, Kokomo; Mrs. L. V. BROMLEY, Fulton, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Edward GOTTSCHALK, Mr. and Mrs. Vachael WALTERS, Mr. and Mrs. Clurel HUNTER, and Mr. and Mrs. Charley FINNEY, Kewanna; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson HIZER and Walter McCOY, Grass Creek; G. G. GOTTSCHALK and Miss Ruth GOTTSCHALK, Geneva.
Also, Mr. and Mrs. Robert HILAND and family, Girard, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. M. J. HILAND, Lansing, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Russell BLANCHARD and Mrs. C. S. KENNARD, Hammond; Mr. and Mrs. Lester WASHBURN and family, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew SMITH, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence TERRY and Mrs. Andrew SMITH, Sr., Benton Harbor, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Mearl ANSTISS, Berrien Springs, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Don CLARK, Jackson, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Clemet GOTTSCHALK, Berne, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Purl GENTIS, Bluffton Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry GOTTSCHALK, Bunker Hill, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin WHITEHEAD, Mrs. Mae MUTCHLER and Vincent ELVIN, Whatfield, Ind.

James Allen Benner,
Cecelia Benner,
and James, Jr. and Johnny
Two former Rochester residents and their two sons was killed instantly in a car-truck crash about 8:30 Saturday night on State Road 8, four miles east of LaCrosse, Ind., when their car rammed into the rear of a stalled truck loaded with lumber.
They were James Allen BENNER, 37, nephew of Mrs. Della SMITH, route 3; his wife, Cecelia, 38, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. BERNERO, Sr., Argos; their sons, James, Jr., 14, and Johnny, 2. Injured were two daughters, Connie [BENNER], 11, now in Memorial hospital, Knox, and Bonnie K. [BENNER], 9 months, in Valparaiso hospital.
The death car, driven by Benner, enroute from LaCrosse to Argos, struck a light truck driven by Joseph J. MOLSON, 39, East Chicago, Ind., and accompanied by his wife Mary. Both were removed to Knox Memorial hospital for medical care.
The impact of the crash pushed the truck into a car driven by Arthur R. KENNINGER, 28, of East Chicago.
The truck, owned by Kenninger, who was following it in his car was stalled when a transmission rod broke. Kenninger drove his car in front of the truck and was preparing to haul the truck way. Molson had seen the Benner car approaching and attempted to flag the car before the crash.
The lumber pierced the windshield of the Benner car and virtually decapitated the victims.
James Allen Benner, was born in Culver on Dec. 5, 1914. On Sept. 3, 1934, he was united in marriage with Cecelia BERNERO at a ceremony performed at Argos. He was the son of William and Laura BENNER, deceased, and spent a part of his boyhood with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Dorcey SMITH in this community.
James was an auto mechanic by trade. At the time of death he was employed by the Eichstead Chevrolet garage at LaCrosse, where the family have resided for several years. He previously worked for garages in Plymouth and Argos, and was employed for some time at Jennings Motores in this city.
He is survived by his two young daughters; three brothers, Russell [BENNER], South Bend; Harold [BENNER], Culver; Edward [BENNER], Lansing, Ill.; the aunt, Mrs. Della SMITH, Rochester. Two sisters preceded him.
Cecelia E. BENNER, was born in Chicago on Sept. 1, 1913, the daughter of Louis J. and Mary R. BERNERO. She removed with her parents to Argos while yet a small girl, attended and graduated from Argos high school in 1933.
While the family resided here, she was employed for some time at the Evergreen Cafe.
Surviving are the parents, Argos; three brothers, August L. BERNERO, Hialeah, Fla.; Frank, Edwardsville, Ill.; Louis J., Jr., Argos; a sister, Mrs. Marie TREBER, Argos; an aunt, Mrs. Louise DOVICHI, Los Angeles, Calif.
Following the fatal accident the bodies of all four victims were removed to the Kosanke mortuary, Kouts, and later brought to the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Fr. James HAYES of St. Michael's Catholic church, Plymouth, in charge. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
The bodies rest at the funeral home where friends may call. The caskets will not be opened.

Tuesday, May 27, 1952

Lola Dot Norman
Mrs. Roy CZAPANSKY, 1229 Elm street, has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Lola Dot (OWENS) NORMAN, which occurred in LaMont., Okla. on May 24.
The deceased, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. OWENS, was born in Rochester on Dec. 3, 1890. Following the death of her father in 1902, she moved with her mother to Oklahoma, where she has since resided. She married Howard NORMAN in LaMont in 1912. He survives, as does one son, one daughter, a brother, A. D. OWENS of California, the sister, Mrs. Pearl CZAPANSKY of Rochester; two half-sisters and one half-brother; several nephews and nieces.
She was a lifelong member of the Baptist church. Funeral rites were held in Oklahoma.

Wednesday, May 28, 1952

[no obits]

Thursday, May 29, 1952

Lucius Miller
Lucius MILLER, 54, former resident of this city, died suddenly at St. Petersburg, Fla., Wednesday. Word of his death was received late yesterday by his father Archie B. MILLER, 520 W. Ninth St., this city. It is believed Mr. Miller suffered a heart attack. At the time of his death he was employed as a construction engineer for Armour & Co., with offices in St. Petersburg.
Mr. Miller was born in Rochester in 1898, the son of Archie B. and Lydia (FELDER) MILLER. He was a graduate of the R.H.S. He was married to Mary YUVAN.
Survivors are his wife, at home; his father Archie B. Miller, of this city; and two brothers, Arthur MILLER of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Walter [MILLER], of Allegan, Mich.
The body is due to arrive in Rochester Saturday noon and will be taken to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, May 30, 1952

[no paper - holiday]

Saturday, May 31, 1952

Maude Schreyer
Mrs. Maude SCHREYER, 77, well known former resident of Rochester and a native of the Fletcher's Lake community, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred RATHERMAN, Wauconda, Ill., Friday. She had suffered a stroke of paralysis about a week ago.
She was born near Fletcher's Lake, July 22, 1874, daughter of N. B. and Mary Ellen THRUSH. Her husband, John SCHREYER preceded her several years ago.
Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Ratherman; two grandsons, Bill DOWNS, Rochester, and Richard DOWNS, Peru; two great-grandchildren; a brother Ralph THRUSH, Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. Edward PAULUS, Marion, Ohio.
The body will arrive Sunday and will rest at the Foster Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday with the Rev. H. Gordon HYDE and the Rev. Harry BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Eva Waite
Mrs. Eva WAITE, 77, wife of Frank H. WAITE, died at 3 o'clock Thursday at her home, 76 E. Sixth street, Peru. She had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, and had been ill since last Saturday.
Born Feb. 22, 1875, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Rebecca HAMER FARRER. Her marriage in 1898 was to Frank H. WAITE, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Wilson EIKENBERRY, Indianapolis; Mrs. Miriam BROGMIER, Evanston, Ill.; Mrs. Naomi HEILAND, Tulsa, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; a niece, Mrs. [?] Belva MILLER, Rochester; four sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
A lifelong resident of Miami county, she was a member of the First Methodist church and the Order of Eastern Star. She had many friends in Rochester where she often visited.
Friends may call at Eikenberry funeral home and final rites will be held there Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Reverend E. E. LAWSHE officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at macy. It is requested that flowers be omitted.

Monday, June 2, 1952

Minnie Polley
Death came at 1:30 Sunday afternoon to Mrs. Minnie POLLEY, 81, at her home five miles north of the city on US 31, and followed an illness of five years with a heart ailment.
Mrs. Polley was born in Chicago in 1871. In 1935 she was united in marriage with the late Frank POLLEY who preceded her in 1945. She was a member of the Sand Hill Ladies Aid and the What-Not club. The survivors include several nieces.
The body was removed from the Foster funeral home to Chicago, where the body rests at a mortuary at 1716 W. 79th street. Final rites will be held Wednesday. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre cemetery, Chicago.

John Shriver
Mrs. Jack GORDON late yesterday was apprised of the death of her brother John SHRIVER, 74, which occurred earlier in the day at his home in Durand, Mich. Mr. Shriver resided in this community for over 30 years before moving to Michigan. He was employed in construction work for the Grand Trunk R. R. up until failing health forced his retirement.
Mr. Shriver was born on a farm 2 miles southwest of Akron, the son of Elias and Minerva SHRIVER. His wife preceded him in death four years ago.
Survivors are a son, four daughters, several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Gordon, of this city; Mrs. Rosie PRUITT, of Kokomo and three brothers, Clarence and Jesse of Rochester, and Chester [SHRIVER], of Athens. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Durand, Mich. All of his brothers and sisters are planning to attend the final rites.

Allison G. Kurtz
Allison G. KURTZ, 83, former resident of Argos, passed away 6 a.m. Monday at the Memorial Hospital, South Bend. The body is being returned to the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Alonzo Lukenbill
Alonzo LUKENBILL, 80, retired farmer residing two and a half miles southwest of Akron, passed away 2:45 p.m. Sunday at his home. He had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.
He was born Sept. 5, 1871, in Miami county, but his first marriage was in 1891 to Elizabeth FOOR, who passed away in 1908. In 1913 he was wed to Alice CONNOR, in Peru. His parents were Charles and Margaret (JAMISON) LUKENBILL. Mr. Lukenbill was a member of the Gilead Masonic Order.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. L. B. HAN, of Havre, Mont.; Mrs. J. E. GOSS, of Stanwood, Wash.; a son, Kenneth LUKENBILL, of Akron; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron. Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. The Masonic Order will conduct the graveside ritual.

Tuesday, June 3, 1952

Allison G. Kurtz
Funeral services for Allison G. KURTZ, 82, of Burkett, Ind., who died at 6 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Hospital, South Bend, will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. Rev. J. Robert COOVERT will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Lawn cemetery, Argos.
Mr. Kurtz was born in Putnam county, Indiana on September 21, 1869. He was married to Maude HINKLE in 1895. She preceded him in death in 1947. For several years Mr. Kurtz was engaged in farming near Tippecanoe, Ind.
Surviving are a son, Ernest [KURTZ], of Burkett, a sister, Mrs. Jennis BUSH, of Florida; a half-sister, Mrs. Robert McINTIRE, of Danville, Ill.

Wednesday, June 4, 1952 to Thursday, June 5, 1952

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Friday, June 6, 1952

Clarence L. McIntire
Clarence L. McINTIRE, 72, died at 8:50 this morning at his lake home, Route 1, after a three week illness with complications.
He was born in the Athens community July 25, 1879 the son of Daniel and Ella (BARNES) McINTIRE. Several years ago he retired from farming and removed to his property on the west shore of Lake Manitou.
Mr. McIntire was twice married. In 1899 he married Nora RHODES who preceded him in 1946. In 1947 he was united in marriage with May DURLAND, who survives.
For the past few years he was engaged as a custodian of the Veterans of Foreign Wars home. He was a member of that organization.
Other survivors include a son, Lee [McINTIRE], of Fostoria, O.; a daughter, Mrs. D. J. WINEGARDNER, LaGrange, Ind.; two grandchildren; a brother, Oval McINTIRE, Route 3; three sisters: Mrs. Dessie HENDERSON, Akron,; Mrs. Alice DANE, Gilead; Mrs. Hattie BUCHER, Disko. Two daughters, Minnie and Mabel [McINTIRE], preceded him.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Athens EUB church with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Interment will be in the Athens Mt. Hope cemetery.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Friends are welcome.

Clarence W. Marsh
Clarence W. MARSH, 70, well known Henry township farmer died at his home northeast of Athens at 11:15 o'clock this morning. Death followed an illness of three months due to complications.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday at the Athens EUB church with the Rev. Mrs. RISLEY officiating.
The body rests at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday's issue of the News-Sentinel

Thomas N. Walker
Thomas N. WALKER, 80, of Bicknell, Ind., father of Mrs. Maurice BARR, of this city passed away 11 p.m. Thursday at his home in that city. Mrs. Barr, who has been in Bicknell for the past several days, was with her father at the time of his passing.
Other survivo [sic], of San Bernardino, Calif.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Bicknell. Mr. Barr left today for Bicknell and will remain until after the final rites.

Saturday, June 7, 1952

Clarence W. Marsh
Death came shortly after noon Friday to Clarence W. MARSH, 70, at his farm home one-and-a-half miles northeast of Athens, following an illness of three months with complications.
Born march 11, 1882, at Logansport, he was the son of James and Henrietta MARSH. He had lived in the Rochester vicinity most of his life.
His marriage on June 20, 1903, was to Minnie SPURLOCK. The ceremony was performed in the Burton church west of this city in the community where he lived at that time. He was a member of the EUB church at Athens.
Survivors are the wife; two sons and two daughters: Burl [MARSH], Washington, D.C.; Lee [MARSH], Athens; Mrs. Leon SHEETZ and Mrs. Hugh WILDERMUTH, Akron; six grandchildren; the following brothers and sisters: Floyd, Ora, Marion [MARSH], Mrs. Donnie EYTCHESON, Mrs. Cloyd LEAVELL, Mrs. Charles WAGONER.
The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron to the residence at 3:30 today and friends may call there. Services will be at 3:30 Sunday from the EUB church at Athens, in charge of the Reverend Mrs. F. E. RISLEY. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.

Thomas W. Clemens
Thomas Wilbur CLEMENS, 75, died Friday evening at the Rochester nursing home following a long illness.
For many years a resident of the Athens community, he was born Oct. 5, 1877, the son of Harlan and Margaret CLEMENS. During his active years he followed the occupation of farming. He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Dwight CLEMENS of Rochester and a daughter, Mrs. Clara HAND, of this city; one sister, Mrs. Evaline ESHELMAN, of Huntington. One brother and one sister preceded him.
Last rites will be conferred at 1:30 Sunday afternoon at the Foster funeral home, where the body now rests. Burial will be in Athens Mt. Hope cemetery.

Cora Mae Sopher
Cora Mae (YOUNG) SOPHER, 69, a native of Fulton county, died at her home, four miles south of Roann, at 10 p.m., Friday. She suffered from complications for the past three months.
She was born in Henry township on May 7, 1883, the daughter of Melvin and Lana (WAECHTER) YOUNG. In a ceremony performed in 1900, she became the bride of Daniel SOPHER who preceded her in death in 1947.
The deceased resided in Akron about 18 years before removing to the Roann community.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth [SOPHER] at home and Robert [SOPHER], Roann; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth WIDEMAN, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Jennie NEISWANDER, Buchanan, Mich.; three brothers, Everett, Estel and Ralph YOUNG, all of Buchanan; two grandchildren. Two sisters preceded her.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday at the Sheeta funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Interment will be in Akron IOOF cemetery. The body lies at the funeral home where friends may call.

Jessie Hazeltine
Word came Friday from Polson, Montana of the sudden death there of Mrs. Jessie HAZELTINE, 55, daughter of Robert and Ella (FENSTERMAKER) EWING, formerly of Fulton county, but in later years a resident of Polson and Great Falls, Mont.
Surviving are the husband, Arthur HAZELTINE, Polson, Mont.; a sister, Mrs. Elma MILLER, Monarch, Mont.; three brothers, Ralph EWING, Polson; Dean [EWING], Great Falls; Verle [EWING], Vaughan, Mont.; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Polson and burial was made at Great Falls.
Mrs. Hazeltine was a cousin of Herschel FENSTERMAKER of this city.

F. Earl Hoover
Word was received Friday afternoon of the death of Frank Earl HOOVER, 70, which occurred at the home of his son, Doyne HOOVER, in Aurora, Ill., following a heart seizure, about noon.
Known to his many friends as Earl, Mr. Hoover had served as custodian of Columbia school for many years. His residence was at 914 Franklin ave.
Mr. Hoover was born in the Millark community on May 26, 1882, the son of Frank P. and Elizabeth (OSTRANDER) HOOVER. In a ceremony performed in this city on April 10, 1909, he was united in marriage with Ola Vernella SOWERS. She preceded him in 1951.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia FLOHR, Peru; three sons, Victor [HOOVER], Chicago; Glen [HOOVER], Akron, and Doyne [HOOVER] of Aurora, Ill., at whose home he died; three brothers: Donald [HOOVER], Talma, Ernest [HOOVER], South Bend, and John [HOOVER] of this city; and twelve grandchildren. A son, Paul HOOVER, a daughter, Marian [HOOVER], a brother, William HOOVER, and a sister, Mrs. Hugh McMAHAN, preceded in death.
Last rites will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate. Interment will be in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friends may call in the funeral home after 9 a.m. Sunday.

James M. Fry
Funeral services for James M. FRY, 84, a former resident of Fulton were held Sunday at LaFountaine and burial made in the Fulton cemetery.
Mr. Fry died Friday afternoon at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru following an illness of complications. He was born Sept. 24, 1867 in Miami county the son of Samuel and Sarah FRY, but spent his boyhood in Liberty township of Fulton county. Many years ago he operated a store at Fulton and one at Fletchers Lake.
The deceased was married three times, the first two wives preceding him in death. Besides the widow, there is a son, Harold [FRY] of Peru, and five grandchildren. Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle STETSON of Rochester; Mrs. Lenora ARVEN, Fulton and Mrs. Noble GOODNER, Rochester.
Those from here attending the funeral were: Mrs. Stetson, Mrs. Faye HOLMAN; Mr. and Mrs. Dean ARVEN; Mr. and Mrs. Claude ARVEN; Mr. and Mrs. Noble GOODNER and Mrs. Lenora ARVEN.

T. F. Leedy
Tobastian F. LEEDY, age 70, was found dead in his cottage at Adams Park, northwest of the city, on the Tippecanoe river, Sunday noon. It is believed his death occurred sometime Friday, and is attributed to a heart attack by Coroner Dean K. STINSON.
The deceased had resided in this community all his life and was well known as a carpenter and cement contractor. This past winter he resided at the Graeber Boarding House in Rochester and only recently returned to his home at Adams Park where he lived alone. His body was discovered by a small boy who called at the home when he noticed Mr. Leedy was not out and around. The boy's name is not known.
Mr. Leedy was born Dec. 7, 1881, the son of Israel and Rebecca (KANE) LEEDY. He was never married.
The survivors are three sisters: Mrs. Nora RICE, Belleview, Mich.; Mrs. Grace SOUTH, Corpus Christi, Texas; Mrs. Frank BIDDINGER, Rochester, and one brother, J. O. LEEDY of Los Angeles, Calif.
Fneral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, at the Foster Funeral Home, with the Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the funeral.
The casket will remain closed during the service.

Jacob Goodyear
The lifeless body of Jacob GOODYEAR, 65, was found in his apartment at the home of Mrs. Hattie COOK, 517 Jefferson street sometime before noon Saturday.
The body was discovered by Arlon AULT of Argos, Goodyear's helper, who shared the apartment.
Dr. A. E. STINSON, acting coroner and his assistant Dr. Dale BERKEBILE, who investigated, pronounced death due to a heart seizure. Death had occurred, evidently, only a short time before it was discovered.
Mr. Goodyear was well known in this area as an antique and second hand dealer, having operated stores in Rochester and Fulton.
Born in Marshall county near Plymouth, Sept. 1, 1886, he was the son of George and Delphia GOODYEAR. He was a bachelor and served overseas in World War I. For a number of years Goodyear operated an antique shop in the Troutman building at 430 North Main street.
Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: John [GOODYEAR] of Clymer, N.Y.; Clarence and Robert [GOODYEAR], Gladstone, N. M.; Roscoe GOODYEAR and Mrs. Clara EDSON, Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Goldie JAMISON of Santa Ana, Calif.
Final rites will be held at the Foster funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. H. N. WILLIAMS of Logansport officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant cemetery near Plymouth.
The body lies at the funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, June 10, 1952

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Wednesday, June 11, 1952

Mary S. Walters
Rochester relatives recently learned of the death of Mrs. Mary S. WALTERS, of South Bend, which occurred Sunday, June 1, following an eight years illness. Funeral rites were held in that city June 3 and burial was in the Riverside cemetery.
Mrs. Walters was born March 18, 1862 in Fulton county and had been a resident of South Bend since 1900. Her husband to whom she was married in 1882 died in 1927.
Survivors are a daughter, Grace NIMTZ, South Bend; a son, Charles F. [WALTERS], of Baroda, Mich.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Frank Wolverton
Mrs. Ray BABCOCK, Fulton, a sister-in-law, has received word of the death in Huntington Sunday night of Mrs. Frank WOLVERTON. Mrs. Babcock will attend the final rites at Huntington.
Mrs. Wolverton's first husband was the late William C. WAGONER, a native of the Leiters Ford community who met death in an Erie R.R. wreck several years ago. He was a brother of Amos WAGONER also of the Leiters Ford vicinity.
Walter R. Burkett
Walter R. BURKETT, 50, prominent Argos business man, was fatally stricken while enroute to a hospital at Rice Lake, Wis., early this morning after a heart seizure at Birchwood Lake, Wis. at 4 a.m.
The attack came while Mr. Burkett and a party of Argos men were on a fishing trip. His party was composed of Glen BURGER, Claude HOLLAND, Lavon MILLER and Don THOMPSON. They had gone North last Saturday night for a week of angling for muskellunge.
The deceased was a co-owner in the automobile firm of Burkett & Rinard of Argos, and was widely known throughout this entire area. He had suffered from a heart ailment for some time, but the affliction was not considered rstrictive, although it is understood that his physicians had advised caution.
The deceased was born in Culver Aug. 2, 1901, the son of Henry and Catherine BURKETT. He removed from Culver to Argos about 28 years ago, and at the time of his demise, resided at 233 N. Maple Ave.
In a ceremony performed at Argos on April 18, 1923, he was united in marriage with Edna MYERS, who survives.
Mr. Burkett was active in civic, religious and fraternal circles in Argos for a number of years. He was a past master, Argos lodge F & AM, a member of the Argos Christian church, and president of the Beacon class of that church. He took keen interest in the affairs of the Argos Lion's club, and was a member of the Argos fire department.
Survivors, besides the wife, at home, are his mother, Mrs. Catherine BURKETT, Culver; a daughter, Barbara [BURKETT], at home; a brother, Daniel [BURKETT], of Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie SCHALL and Mrs. Clara ALEXANDER, Culver; and Mrs. Vesta MECHLING, Argos; several nephews and nieces.
The body will be removed from Rice Lake to Grossman funeral home at Argos, where friends may call after 7 p.m., Thursday until noon Saturday, when it will be removed to the Argos Christian church to lie in state until 2 p.m. Saturday, the hour of service.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER of Darlington, and the Rev. J. Robert COOVERT, of Argos will officiate, with graveside Masonic rites by the Argos lodge.

Thursday, June 12, 1952

[no obits]

Friday, June 13, 1952

M. Josephine Moyer
Mrs. M. Josephine MOYER, 46, passed away 4:30 p.m. Thursday at her home at the western edge of Akron. She had been in ill health for a long duration. Mrs. Moyer had been a resident of Akron for the past 25 years, coming there from Urbana.
She was born August 28, 1905 in Wabash county, the daughter of Joe and Helena HAUPERT. On August 9, 1926 she was married to Charles M. MOYER at Wabash.
Survivors are the husband; a son, Donald [MOYER], both of Akron; two brothers, Myron HAUPERT, of San Francisco, Calif. and Tom HAUPERT, of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning 10:30 at the Moyer residence, a half-mile west of Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

Saturday, June 14, 1952

Charles E. Robbins
Charles E. ROBBINS, 82, well known farm implement dealer died at 10:30 Saturday morning at his home, 331 W. 11th street, following an illness of two years with coronary thrombosis. He had been bedfast for the past nine months.
Born on a farm in Fulton county April 18, 1870, he was the son of Silas H. and Sarah ROBBINS. He had been a Rochester businessman for fifty years, engaging in the restaurant, auto and implement business during that time. With the exception of six years residence in California, Mr. Robbins had resided in this community throughout his entire life. He was a member of the Rochester IOOF lodge.
Coincidental with Mr. Robbins' demise was the death of his brother, Dee ROBBINS, 13 years ago today.
Survivors include his wife, the former Ollie HART, whom he married April 14, 1934; a son C. Howard ROBBINS, Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Edith PERRY and Mrs. Angeline TURNER, Los Angeles; Mrs. Clara Mae WRIGHT and Mrs. Grace BLIGH, Glendale, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Bert COLE, rochester; Mrs. Minnie MARTINDALE, Mexico, Ind.; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m., at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home with the Rev. Harry BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends are welcome.

Monday, June 16, 1952

Weston Henry Myers
Death came Saturday evening to Weston Henry MYERS, 77, at his Kewanna home, following a serious illness of four weeks duration.
Former editor and publisher of the Kewanna Herald for several years, he later sold his interests there and entered the commercial printing field at Plymouth under the firm name of Myers & Stokes Printing Co., where he was engaged actively until the time of demise. Previous to purchase of the Kewanna Herald, he was employed several years in the composing room of the Barnhart-Van Trump co., and prior to that was the editor and publisher of the Converse Journal, Morocco Courier and Macy Monitor.
Born Oct. 7, 1874 near Xenia, Ohio, he was the son of Daniel P. and Sarah MYERS. A brother John MYERS, preceded him. His marriage at Corydon, Ind., Aug. 9, 1905, was to Mary Agnes DENBO, who survives. Other survivors are a son, Robert H. [MYERS], Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Alice STOKES, Plymouth; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Linda GRIGGS, Pasadena, Calif., Mrs. Belva DeMUTH, Medina, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Elanor [MYERS], died in infancy.
Mr. Myers was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Methodist church, Kewanna; and Knights of Pythias, Plymouth.
Final rites will be at Kewanna Methodist church at 1:30 (DST) Tuesday with the Rev. Joseph DUX and the Rev. H. F. BULGER officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Hope, Peru. The body rests at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, where friends may call.

G. F. Hutchinson
George (Fred) HUTCHINSON, 64, prominent Marshall county farmer suffered a fatal heart attack at his home, six miles east of Argos, on State Rd. 10 about noon Sunday and succumbed at 3 a.m. this morning.
The deceased was born in Green township, west of Argos on June 25, 1888, son of George and Dora HUTCHINSON. With the exception of a few years in Southern Indiana and in western states, he had resided in Marshall county during his lifetime.
In a ceremony performed at the home where death occurred, he was united in marriage in 1913 to Maude WOOD. He had engaged in farming for a number of years.
Survivors are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Mary EBY, RFD Bourbon; a son Frank [HUTCHINSON], at home; two grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Grossman funeral home, Argos at 2 p.m., (DST) Wednesday, with the Rev. J. COOVERT of the Argos Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in Summit Chapel cemetery, east of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home where the body rests.

Edith C. Nickell
Funeral services for Edith Carol NICKELL, 39, will be held at the family home on route three,Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. A second service will be at the Free Methodist at 602 E. Grove St., Mishawaka at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery.
Mrs. Nickell died Saturday afternoon at 2:15 at her home after a three weeks illness. She had resided here for the past six years. The deceased was born June 6, 1913 in Mishawaka the daughter of Ernest and Mary McDONALD. She was married to Warren L. NICKELL, Aug. 29, 1931.
The survivors are the husband; a son, Warren [NICKELL], Jr., in the Navy at San Diego, Calif.; the parents in Mishawaka; five sisters, Mrs. Eva KLINE of Bremen; Mrs. Helen MIDDLETON, Walkerton; Mrs. Perle PAULUS, Mishawaka; Mrs. Ruth CURTIS, Durham, N.C.; Mrs. Pauline CHICUM, Mishawaka; a brother, Leroy McDONALD, Indianapolis.
Friends may call at the residence until the funeral hour and the body will lie in state at the church Tuesday for an hour prior to the service.
Funeral services are in charge of the Foster funeral home.

Tuesday, June 17, 1952

William H. Dunlap
William H. DUNLAP, 72, well known farmer of the Argos community succumbed at his home, three miles southwest of Argos at 2 p.m., Monday, when a heart seizure proved fatal.
A Green township resident throughout his lifetime, the deceased was born in Marshall county Nov. 19, 1879, the son of Alexander and Pricilla DUNLAP. In 1900 he was united in marriage with Rose RUFFING, who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Perle RICHTER, Elkhart; Mrs. Marie BECKETT, Aiken, S.C.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, George and James DUNLAP, South Bend.
Final rites will be held at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 2 p.m., Thursday, with the Rev. Allen B. RICE of Argos Methodist church in charge. Burial will be in Jordan cemetery.
Friends are welcome at the funeral home where the body will rest until the funeral hour.

Mattie A. Gaby
Death came at 10 a.m., Monday to Mattie A. GABY, 70, at Memorial hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, following an illness of six months, due to complications.
A well known resident of Argos the deceased was born at Royal Center on Jan. 14, 1882, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth TOMILSON. On Feb. 22, 1899, she was united in marriage at Logansport with Daniel L. GABY, who preceded her in death in 1947. Mrs. Gaby, who had resided in Argos for many years, was a member of the Christian church, and an active worker in the Ladies' Aid.
Survivors are, two daughters, Mrs. Edna DUNLAP, Rochester; Mrs. Hazel LUCAS, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Ray GABY, Argos; Orville [GABY], Atlanta, Ga.; eight grandchildren' three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lewis DEIBOLT, Logansport; several nieces and nephews.
The body will be returned to the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call after 8 p.m., Wednesday. Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. J. Robert COOVERT of the Argos Christian church officiating. Intermant will be in Richland Center IOOF cemetery.

Sarrah C. Foor
Mrs. Sarrah Catherine FOOR, 85, a lifetime resident of this community succumbed to complications at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Boyd BARKMAN, Route 5, at 5 p.m., Monday. She had been ill for the past four years.
Mrs. Foor was born in Indiana Sept. 16, 1866, the daughter of Isreal and Belinda MARRILL. Her husband ws the late Fred FOOR, who preceded her in 1945. She was for many years a devout member of the Grace Methodist church in this city.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Lena BARKMAN, and a son Harry WENTZEL, both of Rochester; and three grandchildren.
Friends are welcome at the Foster Funeral home where the body will remain until the funeral hour, 2 p.m., (DST), Thursday The Rev. Charles Merrill SMITH will officiate, and interment will be in IOOF cemetery.

Wednesday, June 18, 1952

Elizabeth M. Gast
Final rites will be held at nine o'clock Thursday at the St. Ann church, Monterey, for Miss Elizabeth Mary GAST, 76, who died this morning at 4 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. William KEITZER, Monterey.
The body will be taken from the Kennedy funeral home to the Keitzer home Wednesday afternoon where friends may call. The Rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. that evening.
The Reverend Father Frederick SCHROEDER will officiate at services and burial will be in Lima, Ohio.
A native of Ohio, Miss Gast had lived in Monterey two months. Survivors are three sisters and a brother; Marie METZGER, Spencerville, Ohio; Frances McWILLIAMS, Deerfield, Michigan; Mrs. KEITZER, and a brother, Ed [GAST], Lima, Ohio.

Thursday, June 19, 1952

Blanche E. Armstrong
Mrs. Blanche Effie ARMSTRONG, 81, expired at her home, Route 1, Kewanna, at 6 o'clock this morning following an illness of threeyears with complication. She had been seriously ill for the past five weeks.
She was born near Culver on April 24, 1871, the daughter of Jacob and Clara PATSEL. Her marriage was to B. Frank ARMSTRONG who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Armstrong had been a resident of Fulton county for the past 30 years on farms in both Richland and Rochester township. She was a member of the Culver Methodist church.
Survivors are a son, B. F. ARMSTRONG, Cleveland, Ohio, and a daughter, Mrs. Otto CESSNA, Route 1, Kewanna.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., (DST) Friday at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home with the Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD of Bruce Lake officiating. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, June 20, 1952

Russell C. Rockey
Russell C. "Pat" ROCKEY, 54, Twelve Mile grocer and World War I veteran, died suddenly of a heart attack at 9:10 o'clock Thursday morning in his store. His death followed an illness of six months.
The son of John and Adaline COON ROCKEY, he was born in Macy on Feb. 4, 1898, and was married in 1923 at Rochester to Mary JONES. He was a member of the Twelve Mile Lions club.
Survivors are the wife; three children, Mrs. Carr BECHER, Denver; Mrs. Russell BROWN, Royal Center; John R. [ROCKEY], of the U. S. air force; a stepson, Robert LEATHERS, Elwood; a sister, Mrs. Omer ZARTMAN, Macy; a brother, David [ROCKEY], Peru; and three grandchildren.
He had been a grocer in Twelve Mile for 17 years, moving there from the Macy community. Final rites will be at the residence at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Gilbert MAUS in charge. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy. The body was returned from the McCain funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

Saturday, June 21, 1952

[no obits]

Monday, June 23, 1952

Albert N. Clemens
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., at the Fulton EUB church, for Albert N. CLEMENS, 78. The Rev. M. E. REED will officiate. Interment will be in Salem cemetery.
The deceased, a native of Fulton county, died shortly after noon Sunday, at his home in Fulton, following an illness of several years.
The son of David and Maria (NICHOLS) CLEMENS, he had resided in the Fulton community many years. He served one year as a county commissioner in 1929, and was well and favorably known to a host of friends in all sections of the county. He was a member of the Fulton EUB church.
Survivors are, the widow, Bertha (KOCHENDERFER) CLEMENS, whom he married at Macy on Feb. 11, 1900; two sons, Herschel [CLEMENS], Atlanta, Ga., and Dee [CLEMENS], Rochester; a brother, Sol [CLEMENS], Macy; a sister, Mrs. Gladys COFFING, Macy; five grandchildren.
The body rests at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, where friends may call until the funeral hour.

Minnie E. Weitzel
Mrs. Minnie E. WEITZEL, 78, a lifelong resident of the Laketon community, succumbed Saturday morning to complications from which she had suffered one week.
She was born in Wabash county on Jan. 25, 1874, the daughter of William and Matilda (MOWER) BUSH, and on April 14, 1894, was united in marriage with Orten WEITZEL. She was a member of the Laketon Methodist church.
Survivors include, the husband; three sons, Don [WEITZEL], Wabash; Hugh [WEITZEL], N. Manchester; John [WEITZEL], Laketon; two daughters, Mrs. Mary FLACK, Wabash; Mrs. Esther ZOBROSKY, Rochester; twenty grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded her.
Final rites were held at 2:30 this afternoon at the West Manchester church, with the Rev. Lee HILL of Silver Lake, officiating. Burial was in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
Services were in charge of the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron.

Tuesday, June 24, 1952

[no obits]

Wednesday, June 25, 1952

Andrew Rentschler
Death came late Tuesday afternoon at Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, to claim Andrew RENTSCHLER, 66, prominent Liberty township farmer and stockman, following an illness of six months duration.
A son of the late George and Lettie (LUDWIG) RENTSCHLER, the deceased was born on Dec. 29, 1886; and in a ceremony performed March 8, 1911, was united in marriage with Mattie CONN, who survives.
As one of the most prominent families in Liberty township, Mr. Rentschler operated a large farm and engaged extensively in the production of blooded Angus cattle, hogs and sheep. His rural home is situated about two and a-half miles southeast of Fulton. He was a member of the Fulton EUB church.
Survivors, besides the wife, are: a son, Everett [RENTSCHLER], of near Fulton; three grandchildren; five brothers, Henry, George, Elgy, Clarence, and Robert [RENTSCHLER], all of the Fulton community. A son, Ronald [RENTSCHLER], preceded him.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., (DST) Thursday, at the residence, with the Rev. M. E. REED officiating. Interment will be in Fulton cemetery.
The body has been removed from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence, where friends may call.
The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Thursday, June 26, 1952

Lavina Mae Newman
Mrs. Lavina Mae NEWMAN, 60, of the Zion neighborhood, near Culver, died Thursday morning at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following illness of one week's duration.
Mrs. Newman was well known in the Culver community, where she was active in church, home economics and community affairs.
She was born in Pulaski county Sept. 12, 1891, and on April 27, 1913 became the wife of John A. NEWMAN. Immediately following the marriage she removed with her husband to the Zion neighborhood, where she has since resided. She was a member of the Grace Evangelical Reformed church in Culver.
Survivors include the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Lavina WESSON, Culver; Mrs. Helen SAMUELSON, Donaldson; four sons; Charles G., Jesse D., John A. [NEWMAN], at home; Herbert R. [NEWMAN], Camp Atterbury, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary ROCK, Rochester; Mrs. Martha RENTSCHLER, Buckeye, Ariz.; Mrs. Cora PETERS, Winamac; two brothers, Jesse and John WARMBROD, Kewanna; four grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grace Evangelical Reformed church, Culver, with the Rev. Dr. Meredith SPRUNGER, officiating. Interment will be in Zion cemetery, southwest of Culver.
The body rests at the Easterday funeral home in Culver. Friends are welcome.

Friday, June 27, 1952

Archie Snell
Archie SNELL, 69, died Thursday afternoon at his home in Argos following a critical illness of five weeks due to complications.
He was well known in the Argos community, having engaged in the sheet metal business for 47 years. Previous to that time he was employed at the Slayter hardware.
The deceased was born in Bourbon on March 2, 1883, the son of Hiram and Catherine SNELL. He left Bourbon and established residence in Argos in 1935. Two years later, on May 6, 1907, he was united in marriage with Julia A. THOMAS, who survives.
Mr. Snell was a member and past master of Argos lodge No. 399, F & A. M. He was a member also of the Marshall county Past Masters Assn., Plymouth lodge Royal Arch Masons, Knights of Pythias, and the Argos Methodist church.
Other survivors are a brother, Edgar SNELL, Bourbon; several nieces and nephews.
The body rests at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, with the Rev. Allen B. RICE, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Harry Pass
Mrs. Harry PASS, 503 W. Ninth street, died this morning at the Bluffton (Ind.) Clinic, where she had been confined as a patient for several weeks.
A complete obituary will appear in Saturday's News-Sentinel.
Frank O. Fraley
Word has been received here of the death of Rev. Frank O. FRALEY which occurred at Greencastle, Thursday night. He is remembered locally as having been pastor of Grace Methodist church from 1925 to 1928. He had been in retirement for several years.
Mr. and Mrs. Omer ROSS were advised of Rev. Fraley's passing by their son, Dr. Harold ROSS, who arrived for a visit from Greencastle last night. Funeral services will be at the Greencastle Methodist church Saturday.

Saturday, June 28, 1952

Otto Linkenhelt
(Elmo Lincoln)
Radio reports reaching Rochester Friday evening, announced the sudden death in Hollywood of actor Elmo LINCOLN, 63, in a heart attack.
Details are lacking at press time today, but the announcement came as a shock to the many home town friends of the original Tarzan who made motion picture history back in the silent film days.
Born Otto Elmo LINKENKELT in this community in 1888, he was the son of Lucius and Eldora LINKENHELT. He grew up here, where he attended Rochester schools, and was employed in various jobs about town.
But the lore of the West intrigued him. While still a young man he left Rochester, worked on various railroads, and on arrival in California, was employed as a life guard at Santa Monica beach.
It was there that a scout for David Griffith productions discovered his magnificent physique and engaged him to try bit parts in silent pictures.
He appeared in small bits in a number of short sketches, and when Mr. Griffith decided to produce his Birth of A Nation, Linkenhelt, under the name of Elmo Lincoln, carried a substantial role. His portrayal earned him a chance at the lead in the first Edgar Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes series, which won fame and some fortune.
When sound pictures came along, a few years later, Lincoln joined a group of Hollywood promoters in the development of a silver mile in Utah. He later told this reporter that while the mine was rich in ore, the cost of transporting it to a smelter was too great. The operation was abandoned. He returned to Hollywood and continued work in pictures.
During his career in the picture industry, Lincoln often came to Rochester to visit his mother who resided here. A year or so ago, he moved her to Los Angeles, where she now resides.
A brother, Don [LINKENHELT], and two half-brothers, Harry and Fred LINKENHELT, preceded him in death several years ago.
It is presumed by friends here that burial will be made in California, although details are not now available.

Fannie Pass
Services for Mrs. Fannie PASS, 64, of 503 W. Ninth street, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at First Christian church. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate, and burial will be in IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Pass succumbed at the Bluffton, Ind., clinic Friday morning, after an illness of nine months.
She was born in Medaryville, Ind., Jan. 26, 1888, the daughter of Calvin and Mary McCAY. In a ceremony performed at Winamac June 28, 1916, she was united in marriage with Harry PASS, who survives.
The deceased and husband moved from Hammond to Rochester in 1947, and have since resided here. She was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Other survivors are: three sisters, Mrs. Nora LONG, and Mrs. Nellie STRINGER, Medaryville; Mrs. Clara FRANTZ, Michigan City; one brother Cecil McCAY, Medaryville; several nieces and nephews.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence late this afternoon. Friends are welcome.

Martha A. Dunn
Death came Friday night to claim the life of Martha A. DUNN, 77, at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since June 16. She suffered from a heart ailment.
The deceased was born in Marion, Ind., Nov. 7, 1874, daughter of Michael and Margaret (LOVE) COON. On June 6, 1898, in a ceremony at Marion, she became the bride of Rev. E. Channing DUNN who preceded her on March 30, 1951.
Mrs. Dunn was a devout member of the Marion Methodist church and held membership in the Osgood, Ind., Order of the Eastern Star. She removed here from Wabash in April 1951, and has since resided in this city.
Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Harold DAY, and Mrs. George HUMPHREY, both of Rochester; three granddaughters; one grandson, now with the U. S. Airforce in Japan; two sisters, Mrs. William O'DELL and Mrs. George DENTON, both of Redlands, Calif.
Final rites will be held at the Wabash Methodist church at 9:30 a.m., Monday, with the Rev. Charles Merrill SMITH officiating. The body will lie in state at the Wabash church Monday morning from 8:30 until the funeral hour. It will be removed from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence late this afternoon.

James Alvah Harvey
Funeral services will be held at Decatur, Ind., at 2:30 Sunday afternoon for James Alvah HARVEY, 28, who succumbed Wednesday evening to a heart attack at the farm home of his father, Harold HARVEY, two miles north of Decatur.
The deceased will be remembered here as a resident during the time his father served as the county conservation officer.
He was aiding his father in baling hay when the fatal attack came. He died before medical aid could be summoned.
Born in Washington township, Adams county, Aug. 10, 1923, he was the son of Harold and Francile (BERGER) HARVEY. His wife was the former Virginia TAYLOR, whom he married Feb. 6, 1944.
Surviving are: the wife and parents; one daughter, Gloria [HARVEY], at home; maternal grandfather, Alva BERGER, Decatur; two brothers, Donald HARVEY, Decatur, and Gary HARVEY, at home; two sisters, Jane HARVEY at home; Mrs. Dean ARVEN, Rochester. One brother preceded him.

Monday, June 30, 1952

John Osborn
Services for John OSBORN, 93, well known Culver business man, and father of William O. OSBORN, Culver bank president, were held at 2:30 this (Monday) afternoon at the Easterday funeral home with the Rev. Harry CAMPBELL, pastor of the Culver Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in Culver cemetery.
Death came to Mr. Osborn at Starke County Memorial Hospital Saturday morning. He had been in failing health for eight months, and a patient at the hospital about one week.
A native of Starke county, Mr. Osborn was active in the construction and development of several Culver business buildings. In 1907 he erected the Culver hotel, and for several years operated a theater and grocery market in Culver. He formerly had extensive farm interests near Bad Axe, Mich.
He was married in 1883 to Miss Ora L. MORRIS, who died in 1902. Children by this marriage were William O. OSBORN, of Culver, president of the State Exchange bank of Culver and Argos, and president of the Farmers State bank of Lapaz; Mrs. Pearl ROCKHILL, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and one son who died in infancy. In 1925 Mr. Osborn married Miss Helen ROOT. Besides the widow, son and daughter, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Della OVERMYER, of Culver.

G. M. Sommers
Final rites will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grass Creek EUB church for [George] M. SOMMERS, 72, prominent Wayne township farmer, who succumbed Sunday morning after an illness of four years.
Mr. Sommers was born Feb. 17, 1880, the son of Adam and Martha (DeMOSS) SOMMERS. In the June of 1902 he was married to Maude MURRAY; she died in 1932. In 1934 he was married to Mary D. CLINE, who survives.
He was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church and the Kewanna Masonic lodge.
Surviving relatives include the wife; three sons, Adam [SOMMERS[ of Grass Creek, Harold [SOMMERS], of route 2, Kewanna, and Lee [SOMMERS] of Rural route, Star City; two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe CORDER and Mrs. Molly BACKUS of Lucerne; one half-sister, Mrs. Vere CALVIN of Rochester; two half-brothers, Otto EMERY of Kansas, and Will [EMERY] of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The body will be taken from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna to the home in Grass Creek where friends may call after Monday afternoon.

Elmer A. Geiger
Elmer A. GEIGER, 67, a native of Tippecanoe, but for 30 years a resident of Richmond, Ind., died at 7:30 Sunday evening in a Richmond hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been ill several months.
He was born at Silver Lake, Ind., Dec. 16, 1884, the son of Leander and Barbara GEIGER, but removed to the Tippecanoe community while still a young boy. A bachelor, he followed the trade of tool repairing. He was a member of the Home Mission church in Richmond.
A brother, Paul [GEIGER], of RFD 1, Tippecanoe, and a sister, Mrs. Florence ECKHART, RFD 4, Elkhart, survive.
The body has been returned to the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call until 1 p.m., Wednesday, when it will be removed to the Congregational Christian church, Tippecanoe, to lie in state until the funeral hour, 2 p.m. The Rev. Bernard WARD, church pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.

Otto Linkenhelt
(Elmo Lincoln)
Funeral services for Otto E. LINKENHELT (Elmo LINCOLN) will be held in the Hollywood Cemetery Chapel tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1 p.m., according to announcement received from Hollywood today. Burial will be in Hollywood cemetery.
A correction should be noted in the survivors in Saturday's account of the screen actor's death. A daughter, Marsha [LINKENHELT], should be included, together with tao half-brothers, erroneously reported deceased. They are Fred LINKENHELT, Los Angeles, and Harry LINKENHELT, San Diego.
The last picture in which Lincoln appeared was Joan of Arc, one of the big pictures of a year or so ago.

Charles A. Belt
Charles Albert BELT, 62, a native of Macy, but for many years a retired member of the Pittsburgh weather bureau, died at his home in the Pennsylvania city on Friday morning, June 27. Services were held there this (Monday) afternoon.
The deceased was born in Macy on Nov. 3, 1889, the son of Frank and Mary E. (ARNOLD) BELT. He attended Macy schools and later studied at Rochester college. He was forced to retire from the weather bureau at an early age due to failing eyesight.
Survivors include the widow; two daughters; two brothers; and two sisters.

Tuesday, July 1, 1952

Clara Hudkins
Death came late Monday afternoon to Clara (MARTINDALE) HUDKINS, 73, at the Ruff nursing home, Knox, following a lingering illness.
The deceased and her late husband, John HUDKINS, were well known in business circles in Knox, where they engaged in the restaurant business for many years. Mr. Hudkins preceded her about two years ago. She was a member of the Knox Christian church.
Survivors are: a daughter, Mrs. Mary SANDERS, Knox; four sons, Waldron and Dale [HUDKINS], Knox; Byron [HUDKINS], Hammond; Walter [HUDKINS], Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. William NELLANS, Rochester; Mrs. E. O. RAYMER, Peru; two brothers, Albert MARTINDALE, Peru; Byron MARTINDALE, Grand Rapids, Mich.
The body will rest at the Kennedy & Braman funeral home, Knox, until 6 p.m., Wednesday, thence to the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, where services will be held at 2 p.m. , Thursday, with the Rev. Henry BULGER, officiating. Burial will be in Kewanna IOOF cemetery.

Lola Terry
Rochester relatives have been notified of the death at LaPorte of Mrs. Lola TERRY, 81, which occurred Monday.
The deceased was born in this city April 14, 1871, the daughter of Richard and Mary Van DIEN. Her husband, the late James TERRY was engaged in the newspaper publishing business in Rochester and Laporte for many years. He served also as postmaster at LaPorte, and was for a long number of years the secretary of the LaPorte county fair.
Surviving are two sons, Van Dien and James TERRY, LaPorte; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret MARMONDUKE, and Miss Mary TERRY, also of LaPorte; four brothers, Alf and Bert Van DIEN, Rochester; Roscoe and Burdette Van DIEN, South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Carrie CARTER, Rochester. Two brothers, Cyrus and James [Van DIEN], preceded her.
Services will be held at LaPorte at 2 p.m., Wednesday. Burial will be made there.

Wednesday, July 2, 1952

Susan Barfield
Mrs. Susan BARFIELD, 92, a native of Perry county, Ohio, who spent much of her younger life in the Macy community, and later resided in Hammond and Macy, died Monday evening in a Logansport hospital.
She was born March 27, 1860, the daughter of Frederick and Lucinda (MOHLER) SLISHER. Her husband, John BARFIELD, preceded her in 1936. She was a member of the Dutch Reformed church.
Survivors are: Three daughters, Mrs. Pearl HARTMAN, of San Bernardino, Calif. Mrs. Zadie PETIT, of Independence, Kansas, and Lucinda KAHL, of Hammond; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary COLLINS, of Macy, and Mrs. Margaret SLISHER, of Gas City. One son preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery.
The body is at the Ditmire funeral home, where friends may call.

Isaac A. Thompson
Death followed a lingering illness for Isaac A. THOMPSON, 59, at his home, 1 1/2 miles northeast of Rochester early this morning. He had been in failing health for the past six years, and was seriously ill for 30 days.
Mr. Thompson was well known in building circles in this community where he followed the carpenter trade for 29 years, but was forced by reasons of health to retire in 1946. He was a member of the Eagles lodge.
He was born near Akron, Sept. 12, 1892, the son of William and Laura (BIGGS) THOMPSON. On Feb. 7, 1938, at a ceremony performed in Rochester, he was united in marriavge with Marie BURGE, who survives.
Surviving also, are a son, Harley THOMPSON, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Alfred LIMING, Rochester, and Mrs. Verle ZIMMERMAN, Walkerton, all by a previous marriage; one sister, Mrs. Maude HOLLOWAY, Rochester; three brothers, William [THOMPSON], Rochester, John and Jesse [THOMPSON], Akron; two step-sons, Cecil SHEETZ, South Bend, Herbert SHEETZ, Ft. Wayne; five grandchildren.
Last rites will be performed at 2 p.m., (DST) Friday at the First Baptist church with the Rev. H. Gordon HYDE, officiating. Burial will be in Rochester Citizens cemetery.
The body will be removed to the residence from Zimmerman Bros. funeral home Thursday afternoon. Friends are welcome.

Chester A. Fenters
Macy relatives have received information of the death in Atlanta, Georgia of Chester A. FENTERS, a former Macy resident.
Mrs. Robert BAKER is a niece.

Jonas McClain
Jonas McCLAIN, 86, a patient at the Rochester Nursing Home for the past several months, died at 6:10 this morning, following a heart seizure.
He was born in Miami county April 5, 1866. Two sons, Paul [McCLAIN] of Peru, and Roy [McCLAIN] of Macy survive.
The body was removed to the Allen mortuary, Peru, this morning. Funeral arrangements sare incomplete.

Thursday, July 3, 1952

Jonas McClain
Funeral services for Jonas McCLAIN, 84, who died at the Rochester Nursing Home early Wednesday morning, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at the Allen funeral home in Peru. The Rev. F. C. WACHNITZ will officiate.
Burial will be made in Springdale cemetery, near Bunker Hill.

Friday, July 4, 1952

[no paper - holiday]

Saturday, July 5, 1952

Charles E. Geier
Charles E. GEIER, 66, retired farmer and truck operator, died at his farm home on RFD 3, northwest of Rochester on Monticello Rd., at 11:45 Friday forenoon from a coronary embolism. He had been in failing health for the past three years.
Although ill, he had operated his truck, stopping it in the drive of his home just before the fatal attack came. His lifeless body was discovered sometime later by members of the family.
The deceased, a lifelong resident of the county, was born near Grass Creek Nov. 3, 1885, a son of Andrew and Elizabeth (RANS) GEIER. He was united in marriage at a ceremony performed in this city on March 5, 1910, with Ethel MILLER. The family have resided in this community for the past 20 years, coming here from Fulton.
Surviving are the wife; one son, Estil [GEIER], Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Lora HOYT, Santa Monica, Calif.; three brothers, Oliver [GEIER], Rochester, Edward [GEIER], Royal Center, Roy [GEIER], Grass Creek; two grandsons. Two brothers and a sister preceded him.
Final rites will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., DST, at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, with the Rev. William HUGHES officiating. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery.
The body will be taken to the residence this (Saturday) afternoon, where friends may call.

Bonnie Lou Purdue
Little Bonnie PURDUE, 9, lies dead in Zimmerman Bros. mortuary; her father, Jesse PURDUE, her mother, Dorothy PURDUE, a brother Stanley, 8, and a sister, Beverly, 5, all of Walton, Ind., are in Memorial hospital, Logansport; and Arthur LANGE, 28, Rochester, is in Woodlawn hospital here, with cuts and bruises, all the result of an auto accident near the intersection of highwasy 14 and 17, west of this city about 4:45 p.m. Thursday.
Bonnie Purdue succumbed to a skull concussion; her father is suffering internal injuries; Mrs. Purdue sustained head and face lacerations, and the brother and sister were badly shaken and shocked. The father's condition is still considered serious. Others are reported improving satisfactorily.
According to Wayne JORDAN, both the Purdue and Long cars were headed west on Highway 14. In some manner the Long car, a 1950 Nash, rammed the rear of the Purdue auto, a 1951 Chevrolet, with both cars going into a spin following the impact; the Purdue car careened into the ditch on the south side of the road, while the Long auto sloughed to the north side. Both vehicles were demolished.
Coroner M. B. STEWART of Cass county was one of the first persons at the scene of the accident. He administered first aid and pronounced both Ronnie and Stanley Purdue unconscious.
Zimmerman Bros. ambulance and the Harrison ambulance from Kewanna responded to the call for help, and removed the injured persons to the hospitals. The little Purdue girl expired at 11:50, seven hours after the accident.
Funeral services for Bonnie Purdue are incomplete at press time today. The body rests at the funeral home.

Monday, July 7, 1952

Ralph C. Day
Death came at 11:25 Saturday night at Woodlawn hospital to Ralph C. DAY, 66, following a year's illness with complications. He had been seriously ill for a week, at the hospital.
Born near Akron on June 21, 1886 he was the son of William and Bell (BAILEY) DAY. He resided in Henry township throughout his entire life, and engaged in farming. He was united in marriage in 1903 with Esta ENGLE, who survives. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Other survivors are three sons, Howard [DAY], Roann; Bower "Sie" [DAY], Macy; John [DAY], at home; three daughters, Mrs. Joanna STOUT, Hammond; Mrs. Phillip HIPP, Highland; Mis VeVille [DAY], at home; fifteen grandchildren and four great-brandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Services will be held at the Sheetz funeral home,Akron, at 1:30 (DST) Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in Akron IOOF cemetery.
The body will rest at the funeral home where friends are welcome.

Bonnie Lou Purdue
Funeral services for Bonnie Lou PURDUE, nine, who died at Woodlawn hospital late Thursday night following an auto accident west of Rochester Thursday afternoon, will be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Wolfe funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. Fred J. DEXTER of West Lafayette officiating. Burial will be in Camden (Ind) cemetery.
The child was born in Baldwin, Wis., July 20, 1942, daughter of Jesse and Dorothy (KEYES) PURDUE, both of whom are confined to Memorial hospital, Logansport and suffering from injuries sustained in the wreck. A brothers, Stanley [PURDUE], eight, is also a patient at the hospital. A sister, Beverly [PURDUE], five has been released.
Arthur LANGE, 28, driver of the other car, is at Woodlawn hospital here, with condition reported satisfactory. He is reported to have sustained a fractured skull.
Both involved cards were demolished.

Tuesday, July 8, 1952 to Thursday, July 10, 1952

[no obits]

Friday, July 11, 1952

Ella Funk
Mrs. Ella (DILLMAN) FUNK, 75, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, died at her home in Akron at 6 a.m., today, following a week's illness with complications.
The deceased was born near Rochester on June 29, 1877, the daughter of Jesse and Lucinda (CARR) DILLMAN. She was united in marriage in a ceremony performed in Rochester in 1900, to the late John FUNK, who preceded her in Dec. 1951.
Surviving are three sons, Frank [FUNK], Chicago; Ralph and Walter [FUNK], Akron; one brother, Joseph DILLMAN, Tiosa; one sister, Mrs. Clara WEHRLY of Mentone; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
The body rests at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, where services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens. Friends are welcome at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Calvin Smith
Friends and relatives of the Akron community have been informed of the death in National City, Calif. of a former Akronite, Calvin SMITH, which occurred Tuesday.
Mr. Smith removed to California about 33 years ago. Survivors include the widow, the former Abia SNOKE of Akron, two children, Garford SMITH and Mrs. Ettie SHARMEN, both of National City; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Louisa YARIAN, Akron, and Mrs. Charles YATES, Disko; and a brother, Henry SMITH, Roann.

Saturday, July 12, 1952

Clara C. Phillips
Clara (CROOKE) PHILLIPS, 89, mother of L. V. PHILLIPS, former Rochester high school mentor and for a number of years commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Commission, died at her daughter's home in Bloomfirld, Ind., Friday.
Mrs. Phillips, a native of Scotland, in Greene County, was the widow of Edmund H. PHILLIPS, who died in 1944.
She is survived by three sons and a daughter. They are Commissioner PHILLIPS, Everett R. PHILLIPS of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; and Edward Wendell PHILLIPS of Kokomo. The daughter is Mrs. George ENDRES of Bloomfield.
Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Burial will be in the Scotland Cemetery.

Robert L. Kilmer
Robert L. KILMER, 39, succumbed at 6:40 this morning in a heart attack at his residence, 2209 Park View, South Bend. He had been in good health prior to the seizure, which came as a shock to his many friends.
Mr. Kilmer moved to South Bend from this city about 10 years ago. For several years he had been employed as a dispatcher at the Drewry Brewing Co. plant in that city.
He was born in Rochester June 14, 1913, attended local schools and later engaged in the trucking business here. His father, the late Dean KILMER, preceded him. His mother, Mrs. Irene FYVIE, resides in Oakland, Calif.
He was united in marriage in a ceremony here, with Ruth DRUDGE, who with one daughter, Mrs. Marcel GEIRNAERT and two grandchildren and the mother, survive.
Funeral rites are tentatively set for Tuesday afternoon, but will be predicated upon the arrival of the mother from California. The body is at the Hickey funeral home in South Bend.

E. Cooper Zaring
The death of E. Cooper ZARING, 61, has been reported from St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis, where he had been seriously ill since Thursday evening, when stricken while watching television. Death came at about 5 p.m., Friday. He had been in failing health for some time.
A well known realtor in Indianapolis for a number of years, the deceased had a host of friends in Rochester, where his wife, the former Lucy TRUE and their son Billy [ZARING], resides at 117 1/2 E. Seventh street.
Mr. Zaring was born in Evansville, Ind., July 9, 1891, the son of William and Ella (KING) ZARING. He was prominent in Indiana real estate circles, having opened subdivisions at Indianapolis and at Lake Manitou.
In addition to the wife and son here, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Alice [ZARING], by a previous marriage; a brother, Clarence ZARING, Greencastle; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen WERNER, Lafayette, and Mrs. Ann FROELICK, Indianapolis.
Funeral rites are tentatively set for Monday. The body rests at an Indianapolis mortuary.

Monday, July 14, 1952

E. Cooper Zaring
Funeral services for E. Cooper ZARING were held this afternoon at the Hisey and Titus mortuary, Indianapolis, at 2 p.m., with burial in Crown Hill cemetery, there.

Perry Walters
Perry WALTERS, 73, prominent lifelong resident of Richland township, died at 12:;10 p.m., today at Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Walters had suffered for several months with complications. The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home to his residence Tuesday morning, where friends may call.
A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel

Tuesday, July 15, 1952

Sylvia A. Rannells
Funeral services for Mrs. Sylvia A. RANNELLS, 95, widow of Ira RANNELLS, were held today at the Easterday funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Charles L. HANEY officiating. Burial was made in the Culver cemetery.
Mrs. Rannells died Saturday night in the Haven Hubbard Memorial Home at New Carlisle, Ind. She was born in Marshall county and lived for many years on a farm near Richland Center before moving to Culver. In 1922 she and Mr. Rannells went to the Hubbard home. He died in 1933.
The deceased was a member of the Culver Evangelical United Brethren church. The survivors are several nieces and nephews.

Perry Walters
Perry E. WALTERS, 78, one of Richland township's best known farmers, died at 12:10 Monday noon at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health for a year, suffering from complications.
He was born in Richland township, Fulton county, August 24, 1873, a son of Robert and Catherine (JOHNSON) WALTERS. He followed the occupation of farming throughout his adult life. His wife, the former Bessie May NEFF, preceded him in 1944.
Mr. Walters was always active in Republican politics, and served in various official township assignments. He was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church and the Richland Center IOOF lodge.
Surviving are two sons, Robert [WALTERS] of Richland Center, and Russell [WALTERS] of Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Dora SHAEFFER, and a brother, Irvin WALTERS, both of Plymouth; and four grandchildren. A daughter, Catherine [WALTERS], preceded him.
Funeral services will be held at the Richland Center Methodist church at 2 p.m, (DST), Wednesday, with the Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER officiating, and graveside services by the Richland Center IOOF lodge. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body was removed this morning from the Foster funeral home to the residence, where friends are welcome.

Merle Galvin
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. DEEDS are in Toulon, Ill., today attending the funeral for the latter's father, Merle GALVIN, who died Sunday afternoon aftr a long illness.
Mr. Galvin had been ill for several years. The funeral was at the Kidd Funeral Home at Toulon. Mr. and Mrs. Deeds went there Monday morning.

Daisy Edith Day
Death came early this morning to Mrs. Daisy Edith DAY, 70, at the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Home, Lafayette, where she had been a patient since last April, suffering from a coronary disturbance.
Mrs. Day, a resident of 1419 Bancroft, City, was born in Rochester June 21, 1882, the daughter of Martin and Carmine (BERRY) ARVEN. She had been a resident of this community throughout her entire lifetime.
In a ceremony performed here on April 11, 1908, she became the wife of Albet L. DAY, who survives. She was a member of St. Paul's EUB church and the Spanish-American War Veterans auxiliary.
Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Earl GIBSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Harry WILSON, Buchanan, Mich.; a brother, Elmer ARVEN, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held 2:30 p.m. (DST) Thursday with the Rev. William HUGHES officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
The body was removed today from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

Wednesday, July 16, 1952

Glenda Roberts
The death of infant Glenda ROBERTS in Parkview hospital, Plymouth at 3:15 Tuesday afternoon, came just 50 minutes after birth at 2:25 p.m.
She was the infant daughter of Glen and Martha (OVERMYER) ROBERTS, of Route 5, Rochester.
Survivors include the parents; a sister, Linda [ROBERTS], at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward OVERMYER, Route 2, Bourbon; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George ROBERTS, Route 1, Argos.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., this morning at Bethel cemetery, with the Rev. Rhett PETCHER of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, officiating.

Vernon L. Gelbaugh
A heart attack at 8:30 last night claimed the life of Vernon E. GELBAUGH, 44, at his home in Tiosa. He had been in ill health for about one year.
A lifelong resident of the Tiosa community, he was born there on March 25, 1908, a son of Roy and Annabelle GELBAUGH. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge.
In a ceremony at South Bend on Aug. 24, 1929, he was united in marriage with Elnora CAUFFMAN, who survives, as does a son, Richard [GELBAUGH], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Annabelle HART, Tiosa; a grandson; two brothers, Harold [GELBAUGH], of Leiters Ford, and Gresham LOUGH, Richland Center.
The body has been removed from the Foster funeral home to the residence where it will rest until 1 p.m., Friday, thence to the Tiosa Brethren church until the funeral hour at 2 p.m., when the Rev. Ora LEMERT, will officiate. Graveside services at Richland Center cemetery will be in charge of the Odd Fellows lodge.
Friends are welcome at the residence and church.

Robert L. Kilmer
The News-Sentinel has been asked to make a correction on information furnished in connection with the obituary of the late Robert L. KILMER, wherein it was stated that he was the son of Dean KILMER. This should have read: the adopted son of the late W. O. KILMER.
Funeral services for Robert L. Kilmer, were held at the First Brethren church, South Bend, Tuesday, July 15. Burial was in Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Thursday, July 17, 1952

Theron E. Weaver
Theron Emmett "Tommy" WEAVER, 74, a resident of "DanDvue" cottage on the north shore of Lake Manitou, died at 3:45 this morning at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for the past three weeks with complications.
A retired railroader and lake resident for several years, he was born March 10, 1878, the son of Isaac and Lucinda WEAVER. He was united in marriage on Jan. 15, 1923 at Adrain, Mich, with Sabra IMHOFF, who survives.
He was a member of the Kokomo Christian church, Masonic lodge, and Brotherhood of R.R. Trainmen.
Other survivors include an aunt, Mrs. Nellie BABCOCK, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Sunday afternoon at the Foster funeral home with Floyd ANNIS, Christian Science reader of Culver in charge. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.
The body lies at the funeral home where friends may call.

Friday, July 18, 1952

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Saturday, July 19, 1952

Flossie Hartman
Mrs. Flossie HARTMAN, 58, route 1, Macy passed away at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been critically ill but a day, however, she had been in failing health for the past several years.
She was born September 8, 1893 at Akron, the daughter of Richard and Loma PERSONETT. In 1911 she was married to Irvin HARTMAN at Rochester. Mrs. Hartman was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband, two sons, Richard [HARTMAN], of Indianapolis and Harold [HARTMAN], of Ligonier; two sisters, Mrs. Neva KINDIG, of Akron and Mrs. Pauline ADAMS, of Akron and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Akron Church of God. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body rests at the Sheetz Funeral Home where friends may call.

Mildred Mary Green
Death came at a Logansport hospital Thursday night to Mildred Mary GREEN, 23, wife of Samuel GREEN, Route 4, Rochester, and daughter of Charles FEAR, Knox, and Mrs. Mary MARTIN, Rochester, who survive.
The deceased came to this community from Knox in 1942. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran church of this city.
Other survivors are a daughter, Zula GREEN, Corydon, Ind.; a sister, Mary Mae HAZEN, Knox; one brother, Charles FEAR, Jr., Kewanna. A brother, Delbert Ray FEAR, was killed in World War I.
Services will be held at the St. John Lutheran church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Paul SCHWAN, officiating. Burial will be in Rochester Citizens cemetery.
The body rests at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where friends may call.

Monday, July 21, 1952

Gus Goltz
Mr. and Mrs. Ancil BEALL were called Sunday to Benton Harbor, Mich., due to the death of her uncle, Gus GOLTZ, who died Saturday at his home, 144 Western Ave., in that city.
The body rested at the Kerlikowske funeral home, St. Joseph, Mich. Funeral services were this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Clay Street Baptist church, there.

Crews V. Warnacut
Information concerning the death of Crews V. WARNACUT, 52, well known artist of the Argos community, has been received by friends here.
Death came in a heart attack last Friday evening at the Warnacut home, about four miles northeast of Argos. Prior to the fatal seizure he had enjoyed fairly good health.
Mr. Warnacut was a graduate of the Inwood high school. He later studied and graduated from the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, and the National Academy of Design, New York. He had exhibited work in shows at South Bend, Indianapolis, Chicago and New York, and had taught art classes in Marshall county.
Services were held at the Inwood Methodist church at 2 p.m. today. Burial was in the New Oakwood cemetery at Plymouth.

Tuesday, July 22, 1952

Charles F. Easterday
Charles Franklin "Jack" EASTERDAY, 67, died early this morning following a two-year illness. He had been in critical condiion for the past four or five days.
A lifelong resident of Rochester, he was born here on Jan. 19, 1885, the son of Michael and Julia EASTERDAY. He was associated with the Val Zimmerman mortuary and furniture store for a half century.
The deceased was twice married, first to Bertha SHIREMAN, who preceded him in death, and in 1918 to Luella JOHNSON, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Walter [EASTERDAY], Marshall, Mich., and Chloris [EASTERDAY], Westby, Wis.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary CHAMBERLAIN and Mrs. Nina GIBBONS, both of Rochester; and Mrs. Clarence WEST, Battle Creek, Mich.; one brother, Elmer EASTERDAY, Marion; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 2 p.m., Thursday. The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery.
The body rests at the funeral home, where friends are welcome.

Wednesday, July 23, 1952

Charles V. Ambler
Charles V. AMBLER, former city councilman and one time mayor pro tem of Rochester, died suddenly last night from a heart attack at his home at 229 West Ninth Street.
Although Mr. Ambler had been in failing health for the past year, his condition had not been considered critical.
He was born in Star City on June 14, 1886, the son of Fletcher and Nancy AMBLER, and came to Rochester from Macy in 1920. During his residency in Macy, he engaged in the hotel and barber business.
He had been employed in various barber shops in Rochester. Ill health caused his retirement several months ago. His wife, Goldie [A. SEE] AMBLER, whom he married Feb. 12, 1907, preceded him in death last [March 16th].
Mr. Ambler was long identified with Republican politics in this city, was an active member of the Grace Methodist churchy and the Rochester Lions club.
In 1928 he was elected a Republican member of the city council during the administration of Mayor O. I. MINTER. During that time he acted as mayor pro tem for several months. He was reelected to the council again in 1942 and served through the administration of Mayor Clarence F. HILL.
He also served on several important council committees, and as chairman of the city park committee, during which time many improvements were made in the recreational system of the city.
Surviving are four daghters, Mrs. Juanita DeLONG, Kokomo, Mrs. Nila CARRUTHERS, Middletown, O., Mrs. Maxine THOMPSON, Lafayette, Mrs. Max SHIPLEY, Greenville,Miss; one son, James AMBLER, Kokomo; two brothers, Peter [AMBLER], Macy and Frank [AMBLER], Hammond, and Eva [AMBLER], Red Key, plus several grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 10 a.m., Friday with the Rev. Charles Merrill SMITH, officiating. Interment will be in Plainview cemetery, macy. The body will rest at the funeral home,where friends may call.

Levi N. Calhoun
Levi N. CALHOUN, 52, a resident of Lake Manitou, died at 5:30 Tuesday evening at Woodlawn hospital where he had been hospitalized since Monday noon. Death was due to complications from which he had suffered for the past five years. He was taken seriously ill last Sunday.
He was a retired tavern owner who came here from Monterey in 1941 to reside in the Wolf Point area on the south shore. He was born in Marshall county Sept. 1, 1899, a son of Frank and Edith CALHOUN. His marriage to Esther E. MILLER was solemnized in St. Joseph, Mich., Dec. 18, 1922.
Survivors are his wife; his mother of Monterey; a daughter, Mrs. Jean RUSSELL, Lakeville, Ind.; two grandchildren; two brothers and four [sic] sisters, James William CALHOUN of here, Loy Franklin CALHOUN, Delong; Mrs. Hazel SCHALL and Mrs. Wilma ZEHNER, Knox; Mrs. Frances MASTERS, Monterey; a number of nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call and where final rites will be held at 2 p.m. DST Friday with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS of Hobart, officiating. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Thursday, July 24, 1952

William Irvin Dawalt
William Irvin DAWALT, 70, of route 2, Macy, took his own life at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday morning by shooting himself through the heart with a double-barrelled shotgun. The body was found in the yard beside the house by Mr. Dawalt's son, William.
He was born in Richland township, Miami county, on June 30, 1882, the son of Levi and Anna ZARTMAN DAWALT. His first marriage in 1901 was to Grace KIRSCHMER, who passed away in 1933. His second wife, Mattie CONN, died in 1947.
A retired farmer, he resided in the community for 38 years and was a member of the Ebenezer M. E. Church.
Survivors are: two sons, Earl [DAWALT], of Denver and William D. [DAWALT], of Macy, route 1; a daughter, Mrs. Edna DERCK, of Wabash; a sister, Mrs. Clara TIMMER, of Michigan; three brothers, Charles [DAWALT], of Peru; Albert [DAWALT], Tippecanoe; and Samuel [DAWALT] of Urbana.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ebenezer M. E. church with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating, assisted by the Rev. Roscoe PHENEGER. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver.

Elmer Monesmith
Funeral services for Elmer MONESMITH, 78, who was killed early Wednesday on state road 25, will be held at the Ditmire Funeral Home, Friday morning at 10 o'clock.
The Rev. Don A. McGUIRE, pastor of the Fulton Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the the Funeral Home where the body will remain.

George Pugh
Funeral services for George PUGH, Pulaski county surveyor, will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Tippecanoe church, southwest of Winamac. Burial will be in an adjacent cemetery.
The deceased, father of John PUGH, local contractor, succumbed Wednesday morning to complications after a long illness.
He served the first term as surveyor from 1900 to 1906; the second from 1932 until 1938; and was re-elected for a third term in 1951 and served in that capacity until his death. The deceased was also a former school teacher in Pulaski county.
He was born on Oct. 5, 1873, in Iowa, and moved to Pulaski county when he was 10 years old. Pugh was married on Nov. 29, 1900 to Maude UTTERBACK, who is among the surviving relatives.
Survivors also include: five children, Claude [PUGH], Beaver township, Pulaski Co.; Mrs. Annese HAMMOND, Chicago; Agnes EDERTON, Albany N.Y.; John [PUGH], Rochester; Georgia Maud BYRD, Francesville, and ten grandchildren.
The body will be taken to the residence today.

Friday, July 25, 1952

Olive Foreman
Mrs. Olive (BOGGS) FOREMAN, 74, succumbed to a heart attack at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Murphy Medical Clinic, Warsaw, where she had been a patient since June 22.
The deceased was born in Kosciusko county Dec. 10, 1877, the daughter of James S. and Minerva (CHARLES] BOGGS. She was united in marriage with Joseph FOREMAN in a ceremony performed at Warsaw on Dec. 27, 1924.
During her married life Mrs. Foreman had resided in Warsaw, Beaver Dam, Akron and Rochester. She was a member of the Warsaw Church of Christ and the Christian Womens Fellowship Circle.
Survivors are the husband; two brothers, Allen W. BOGGS, Warsaw; Encil C. BOGGS, Ft. Wayne. A brother, Wm. BOGGS preceded her in death in 1940.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m., on Sunday at the Warsaw Church of Christ with the Rev. Carroll O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.
The body will rest at the Bilby-McHatton funeral home, Warsaw, from 2 p.m., Saturday, until 12:30 Sunday, thence to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour.

Gus Metzger
Gus METZGER, 415 W. Ninth street, died last night at Woodlawn hospital following critical illness of a week's duration. The body was removed to a Chicago mortuary, where services will be held.
Vital statistics necessary for an obituary of Mr. Metzger's life and antecedents, were not available at press time.

Saturday, July 26, 1952

Vernon I. Swihart
Vernon I. SWIHART, 66, prominent citizen of the Argos community, died at 5 a.m. today in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth. Thursday while transacting business in Plymouth he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage from which he failed to rally.
He was born October 23, 1885 at Argos, the son of Jacob and Sally SWIHART. He was married to Kathryn GARVER on July 21, 1917 at Plymouth. For 27 years he was employed as salesman for the Colgate-Palmolive Pete Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mr. Swihart was retired in 1941 at which time he returned to Argos and resided on a farm seven miles southeast of that town. He was a veteran of World War I, having served as a lieutenant in Quartrmaster Dept. in France. Mr. Swihart was a member of the James Lowell Cory American Legion Post No. 68, Argos, the Argos Masonic Lodge, the Consistory, of South Bend, and was a past president of the Argos Lions Club.
Surviving are the wife, Kathryn [SWIHART]; a son Dr. John SWIHART of Detroit; a sister, Mrs. Lorena TREECE, of Volberg, Mont; six brothers, Ernest [SWIHART], of Richey, Mont.; Dale, of Miles City, Mont.; Russell of Fairbanks, Alaska; Harvey, of Roosevelt, Minn., Ralph, of Kansas City, Mo. and Sam, of Argos.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. The Rev. Thomas J. LUKE, of South Bend will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the New Oakhill cemetery, Plymouth. The body is at the funeral home where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Laura Ellen Fitterling
Final rites for Mrs. Laura Ellen FITTERLING, of Culver, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Evangelical U. B. church in that city, with the Pastor, Rev. Charles L. HANEY, officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut church, southeast of Argos.
Mrs. Fitterling passed away Friday morning at the home of her son, Harold, of Culver. She had suffered a stroke of paralysis two days previously.
She was born March 11, 1884 in Argos. On Sept. 11, 1904 she was married to Samuel A. KENT and resided at Ballonia, Ind., for a few years. Following the death of her husband, her second marriage was to Silas M. FITTERLING on Nov. 8, 1911, at Fulton, Ind. The Fitterlings resided in or near Argos for several years and moved to Culver in 1938. Mr. Fitterling preceded her in death on May 16, 1940.
Survivors are the son, Harold [FITTERLING], of Culver; two daughters, Mrs. Harold BLACKWOOD, of South Bend and Mrs. Lola GRUBB, of Shelbyville, Ind.; a brother, Omer HOFFMAN, of Maywood, Ill., a step-brothers, Albert HOFFMAN, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The body rests at the Easterday Funeral Home where friends may call.

Monday, July 28, 1952

John G. O'Dell
A serious illness of six months duration ended in death at noon Saturday at Woodlawn hospital for John G. O'DELL, 67, of RFD 3, Argos, where he had resided for a number of years.s
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday at Grandview church in Richland township, with the Rev. Myron M. KOTTKE, officiating. Burial will be in South Germany cemetery.
The deceased, a veteran of World War I, had engaged in farming until about two years ago, when he found employment at the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant until failing health forced his retirement. He was a member of the Leroy C. Shelton Post, American Legion.
Born July 29, 1894, in Kentucky, he was the son of W. F. and Virginia PHELPS O'DELL. His marriage was in 1919 to Sarah MARSHALL who survives.
Also surviving are two sons: Robert Arthur [O'DELL] and Gilbert Leroy [O'DELL] of here; five brothers and four sisters: Lacy [O'DELL], Nowata, Okla.; Samuel H. [O'DELL], Springfield, Ohio; Thomas L. [O'DELL], Plymouth; Isaac M. [O'DELL], Nowata; Hubert [O'DELL], Sidney, Ind.; Mrs. Russell WARREN, Nowata; Mrs. Virgil GILCHRIST, Jeffersonville, Ind.; Mrs. Lester HUTSON, South Bend; Mrs. Walter WILLIAMS, Plymouth.
The body rests at the Foster funeral home, to be removed to the church for the services Tuesday.

Robert Vincent Bennett
Robert Vincent "Beezer" BENNETT, 27-year-old master sergeant in the Air Force and a graduate of Rochester high school, was killed Saturday night as the result of a free-for-all fight in St. Louis, Mo.
Bennett, who was serving as news editor of an air training magazine published in St. Louis, died yesterday in St. Lukes Hospital in St. Louis.
Police today were continuing their investigation into the melee. Eleven men have been arrested so far and others are being sought.
John R. MYERS, Jr., St. Louis salesman, said that he met some friends in a tavern Saturday night and brought them to his home for a "little party." Word of the party must have spread, Myers said, because many uninvited guests appeared.
Myers further told police that a fight broke out early yesterday morning between him and one of the uninvited guests, Wayne W. ZUBIENA. Others joined the fracas, he said, the lineup of forces being the "invited" against the "uninvited."
Bettett was found unconscious on the kitchen floor by ambulance attendants, summoned to the scene by police. He suffered fractures of the skull and facial bones, lacerations and abrasions and died nine hours later in the hospital.
It was not definitely known whether Bennett was among the "invited" or "uninvited" guests.
"Beezer," as he was known to Rochester friends graduated from the RHS in 1942 and enlisted in the U. S. Air Corps that spring. He served as a tail-gunner aboard B-25s in the Pacific area throughout World War II.
After receiving his discharge from the service, he returned to this city, where he was employed as city editor of The News-Sentinel for nearly two years. He then moved to Florida with his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. BENNETT and soon afterward re-enlisted in the Air Force.
He was stationed at air bases in Florida and then was transferred to the R.O.T.C. at Tulane University in New Orleans. Later he was named managing editor of the base newspaper at Keesler Field, Biloxi, Miss. While in the South he was twice married to southern girls.
Sgt. Bennett was transferred from the Keesler base to St. Louis early this year.
While a resident of Rochester, Sgt. Bennett resided with his foster parents at their home on East 4th street. Mr. Bennett was a retired C. & O. engineer.
Funeral arrangements were not announced but it is believed they will be held at Travoris, Fla.

Tuesday, July 29, 1952

Mina M. Redman
Mrs. Mina M. REDMAN, 69, former Argos resident, died early this morning at Memorial hospital, South Bend, following a three-weeks illness from complications. She had been hospitalized in critical condition about three weeks.
Born in Stuben county, Indiana, on March 29, 1883, she was the daughter of Alvin and Anna WOODARD. She ws united in marriage at Montgomery,Mich., to Iden REDMAN in 1899. She resided in the Argos community from 1895 to 1944, moving at that time to South Bend, where she has since been a resident at 728 S. Fellow Street. She was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are the husband; a son Russell [REDMAN], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Lilliam BUCKINGHAM, Ann Arbor, Mich., Mrs. Buehla MORIAN, Argos; one sister, Mrs. Hattie BOLLSTROM, Jackson, Mich.; one brother, Montie WOODARD, Mason, Mich.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The body rests at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. J. Robert COOVERT, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Friends are welcome at the funeral home.

Joseph L. Shaw
An unusual accident this morning about 10 o'clock claimed the life of Joseph L. SHAW, 58, while he was at work at the Rochester Iron and Metal Company yards at 188 Jay Street.
Mr. Shaw was engaged in operating a metal cutting machine when in some manner the piece of metal he was cutting chipped and a 1 1/2 inch fragment hit his chest. It is believed to have entered his left chest cavity.
Death occurred about 10 minutes later, just after he entered Woodlawn Hospital. At 1:15 o'clock this afternoon, the metal piece had not been located yet.
Shaw had been operating the shearing machine this morning and at the time of the accident was cutting a short strip of steel. Earl CLARK, another employee, observed that Shaw halted abruptly and grabbed at his chest.
Clark ran to the office to smmon the assistance of Barry PASS, yard manager. Shaw was able to walk to the Pass car and be taken to the hospital. The death announcement was made by Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, who was at the hospital on another accident cvase.
Arteries leading from the heart to the lung were severed, causing the death.
Mr. Pass said the fatally injured man had worked for many years in salvage yard business, had used the shearing machine often and was fully familiar with its operations. The accident was attributed to a flaw in the particular piece of metal being cut which caused it to chip and spring into Shaw's chest.
Shaw lived alone at 506 1/2 North Main street. The only known survivors are a half-brother and two sisters, the latter both residing in Michigan.

Wednesday, July 30, 1952

John Krathwohl
Funeral services for John KRATHWOHL, 87, will be held at the Ditmire funeral chapel, Fulton, at 2 p.m., Saturday, with burial in Fulton cemetery. The body will arrive at the funeral home Friday noon, after which time friends are welcome.
Mr. Krathwohl died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martha WILSON, of Detroit, following a brief illness. In his active years he followed the carpenter's trade.
Born April 6, 1865, in Fulton county, he was married to Elizabeth WHITMYRE. She preceded him in death.
His eleven surviving children are, Frank [KRATHWOHL], Logansport; Joe and Bob [KRATHWOHL], Detroit; Mrs. Emma NIPPLE, Burrows; Mrs. Cora PATTY, Camden, Mrs. Belva WISE, Delphi; Mrs. Lola PFOHL, Indianapolis; Mrs. Daisy KREIS, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Martha WILSON, Mrs. Eva SHOCK and Mrs. Grace WOGAN of Detroit. Also surviving are a brother, Omar [KRATHWOHL], Bremen; a sister, Pearl [KRATHWOHL], in Ohio.

James H. Deck
James H. DECK, 68, for many years owner and operator of the Roann Roller Mills, died at Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, Wednesday following an illness of three days.
With the exception of 11 years residency at Lansing, Mich., Mr. Deck had resided in Stockdale, near Roann, where he was born May 21, 1884, the son of James M. and Alice (HURST) DECK. He was united in marriage at Akron in 1905 with Della MORRIS, who survives.
Mr. Deck, always active in church and civic affairs in his home community, was a member of the Roann methodist church, Roann Masonic lodge, Mystic Workers of the World, and Roann Lions club.
Survivors, besides the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Addison KROM, Laketon; four grandchildren and one granddaughter; one half-broter Gordon DECK, Roann. Two daughters are deceased.
The body will be removed at 4 p.m. today from the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, to the residence at Stockdale, where friends may call. Final rites will be held at Roann Methodist church at 2 p.m. DST Friday, with the Reverends C. W. MONTGOMERY, William A. DUNKIN, and J. F. BALDWIN, officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF cemetery, Roann.

Robert Bennett
Robert "Beezer' BENNETT was buried this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the national cemetery at Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis, Mo.
Bennett, a master sergeant in the Air Force and a former Rochester resident, was killed in a St. Louis free-for-all fight Saturday night.
The Air Force conducted military rites for Bennett, who had often expressed the wish that he be buried in a national cemetery. There were graveside funeral services only, the body having laid in state at the Gaerdner Funeral Home in Belleville, Ill., until tody.
Meanwhile, little information concerning apprehension, or dispositonn, of Bennett's assailant has leaked through the Air Force, which has taken over investigation of the incident.
Bennett was killed when a free-for-all broke out in the home of John R. MYERS, Jr., St. Louise salesman, between invited guests and others who had "crashed" the party. Bennett, a former city editor of The News-Sentinel and a 1942 R.H.S. graduate, was found unconscious on the kitchen floor when police broke up the scramble.
He died nine hours later in St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis.
Bennett's wife, Mrs. Josephine BENNETT of Jackson, Miss., informed friends here today that the Air Force conducted a preliminary inquest into the killing yesterday morning. The Air Force further told her that two men, neither identified, have been booked on suspicion of homicide. Both now are out on bond.
Evidently St. Louis police still are searching for more participants in the "party." Monday it was reported that 11 men had been arrested.
The two men under homicide charges, plus any others yet to be charged, are to be taken before the grand jury, the Rir Force told Mrs. Bennett.
Bennett was serving as news editor of an air training magazine in St. Louis. He served as a tail-gunner aboard B-25 bombers in the Pacific area during World War II.

Joseph L. Shaw
Final rites for [Joseph] L. SHAW, 54, fatally injured in a local metal yard accident here Tuesday, will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 2 p.m. DST Thursday. The Rev. Mrs. James H. MURPHY of the Assembly of God,will officiate. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery.
Shaw, an employee of the Rochester Iron & Metal Co. on North Jay street, met death when a metal splinter flying from a piece of steel being sheared by an electric cutting machine, struck him in the chest, severing an artery between the heart and lung.
He was born in Logansport Dec. 25, 1897, the son of Charles M. and Anna (PRICE) SHAW. He has been a resident of this city for the past 40 years. He was a member of both the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in this city. He served in both World Wars I and II.
Surviving are three sisters, The Misses Florence SHAW, or Kalamazoo, and Sadie SHAW, of Jackson, Mich., and Mrs. Jenetta Ellen WILLIAMS, of Romulus, Mich.; a half-brother, Charles Frederick HANCOCK, Rochester; two nephews, Charles and Arthur SWANGO of this city.
Military rites will be conferred at the graveside by members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Rochester Iron and Metal Co. will close at noon Thursday, July 31, to attend funeral services for J. L. Shaw.

Thursday, July 31, 1952

Hattie Swinehart
Death came at Woodlawn hospital at 8:30 this morning to Mrs. Hattie SWINEHART, 67. She had been hospitalized since last April, a victim of complications.
Mrs. Swinehart was a resident of 108 Oak Hill Ave., Plymouth. The body rests at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but will be announced Friday with a complete obituary.

Dave Wedmore
Friends here have received word of the death at Indianapolis Veterans Hospital of Dave WEDMORE, 59, of Muncie, Indiana, who succumbed to complications.
Mr. Wedmore's death will be of particular interest to friends of his wife, the former Emma Louise KILLEN, who was reared and attended school in this city.
Surviving are the wife of Muncie; one sone Kenneth [WEDMORE], Newcastle; the mother, Mrs. Ann WEDMORE, Muncie; a sister, Mrs. Cora BETZ, South Bend; six brothers, John, Jake, William D., Robert and Jeff [WEDMORE], all of Muncie; Arthur of Chicago.
The body rests at the Pietho funeral home in Muncie where final rites will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., and where friends are welcome after 2 p.m., Friday.

Friday, August 1, 1952

Myrtle Louise Carter
Death came late Thursday afternoon to Myrtle Louise CARTER, 69, wife of the Fulton county assessor, at Woodlawn hospital, following a lingering illness of seven months.
Mrs. Carter was a lifelong resident of this community. She was born here on Dec. 22, 1882, daughter of Andrew and Elvira (SLICK) GELBAUGH. For a long number of years she had resided at 713 Pontiac street.
In a ceremony here on Jan. 4, 1904, she was unitd in marriage with Alf CARTER, and for a number of years was affiliated with him in the operation of a book store in this city. She was an active member of Trinity EUB church, Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine and Rebekah lodges.
Surviving are the husband; a brother, Arthur BIBLER, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Millie ROBINSON, South Bend; several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Trinity EUB church with the Rev. Stephen GUBI officiating. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery.
The body will rest at the Foster funeral home until 2 p.m. DST, to be moved thence to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour. Friends are welcome.

Hattie Swinehart
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie SWINEHART, of Plymouth, who passed away 8:05 Thursday morning at Woodlawn Hospital, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Weaver Funeral Home, at Lowell, Ind.
Christian Science rites will be conducted by Helen NULL of Hammond and burial will be in the Lowell cemetery.
Mrs. Swinehart was born Jan. 24, 1885 in ates Center, Kan., the daughter of Jay and Martha AULT. Her first marriage was in 1902 to William BLOCKER, who preceded in death in 195. In 1949 she was wed to Harlow SWINEHART. She resided in Hammond and Lowell communities and also lived in Warsaw for 20 years. The Swineharts moved to Plymouth in 1950. She was a member of the Warsaw Christian Science church.
Survivors are the husband, three sons, Harry BLOCKER, of Plymouth, Howard BLOCKER, of Hammond, and Herbert BLOCKER, of Argos; a brother Vern AULT, of Nolland, Mich., and eight grandchildren.
The bod rests at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. At 9:30 a.m. Saturday it will be removed to Lowell, Ind.

Saturday, August 2, 1952

Dave Wedmore
Committal services for Dave WEDMORE, Muncie, who died in an Indianapolis VA hospital several days ago, were held at IOOF cemetery late this afternoon.
Mrs. Wedmore, the former Miss Emma Louise KILLEN, is a native of Rochester. The deceased was a veteran of World War I.

Monday, August 4, 1952

Marie E. Nichols
Services were held this (Monday) afternoon at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, for Mrs. Marie E. NICHOLS, 56, who died Friday night at a Kalamazoo (Mich.) hospital. Burial was made in Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
The deceased, a former Kewanna resident, had resided in Plainwell, Mich. She was a member of the Order Eastern Star, and the Kentland (Ind.) Methodist church.
Survivors are, the husband Warren W. NICHOLS; a son Frederick [NICHOLS]; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia LIGHT; four grandchildren, all of Plainwell; two sisters Mrs. Daisy SCHOLLEY, Cleveland, O., Mrs. Lydia SETTLES, Bristol, Ind.

Harvey Meredith
Funeral services for Harvey MEREDITH, 76, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., DST, at Palestine church with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
The deceased, a retired employee of the True Temper Co. at Akron, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carol FITTON, Beaver Dam, at 9:45 Saturday night, following an illness with complications of five months duration.
He was born in Fulton county March 26, 1876, the son of Simeon and Sarah (CATTERN) MEREDITH. His wife preceded him in death several years ago.
Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Fitton; a daughter Mrs. C. C. TULLIS, both of Beaver Dam; two sons, Donald [MEREDITH] of Beaver Dam and Alonzo [MEREDITH] of Akron; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death.
The body rests at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. Friends are welcome.

Janice Louise Riddle
Infant Janice Louise RIDDLE, daughter of Charles Lee and Lola Frances (PIERCE) RIDDLE, route 3, Argos, died at birth in Woodlawn hospital at 9 a.m. today.
Surviving are the parents and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James PIERCE, route 1, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles RIDDLE, route 3, Argos; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred PIERCE, Peru. Funeral services will be held at the Foster funeral home at 10 a.m., Tuesday. Burial in IOOF cemetery. The Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate.

Tuesday, August 5, 1952

Vernon Goodrich
Rochester relatives and friends of Vernon GOODRICH have been notified of his death in a Detroit hospital, and his funeral service and burial today in that city.
The deceased was born and reared in this community, but settled in Detroit a number of years ago. He has since owned and operated an auto transport service serving the various automobile manufacturers in the Detroit area with new car delivery service to all sections of the United States.
He is survived by his wife, a native of Detroit.

Wednesday, August 6, 1952

Mae Wilson
Relatives and friends have been advised of the death at Daytona Beach, Fla., of Mrs. Roy WILSON, a former Kewanna and Rochester resident who will be remembered as Miss Mae BLOSSER.
Further details are not available at press time.

Archie B. Miller
Death ended a long illness at 5 o'clock this morning for Archie B. MILLER, 82, at the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient since July 28th last. He had been ill with complications since Feb. 1951, and bedfast for a year.
Born Archie Bushman MILLER in a log cabin in the Antioch neighborhood south of Rochester Oct. 18, 1869, he was the son of Samuel and Mary Jane (WAKEFIELD) MILLER. His entire life, with the exception of two years in South Bend, was spent in Fulton county. His last address was sat 520 W. Ninth.
In a ceremony at South Bend on Oct. 27, 1891, he was united in marriage with Lydia Ann EBER who preceded him in death Dec. 4, 1948.
Mr. Miller was identified with public life for a long number of years. From 1891 to 1894 he was associated with his father in outdoor advertising service. From 1894 through 1895, he served under his father as deputy county treasurer. In 1897 he was elected town clerk, a position held for several years. He entered US postal service here April 1, 1906, retiring as deputy postmaster in the Rochester office on Oct. 31, 1934.
Throughout his active years, Mr. Miller was active in church and fraternal affairs. He served most of the lay offices in the First Presbyterian church, and as a trustee of the IOOF cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Arthur [MILLER] of Pittsburgh, and Walter [MILLER] of Allegan, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Dot HAYES, Flint, Mich. A son, Lucius MILLER preceded him in death last May 28. A sister, Millie Estelle MILLER, died in 1932.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., DST, Friday at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where the body will rest, and friends are welcome. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery.

Chester Bitters
Committal services were held today at Akron for Chester BITTERS, who died at Elkhart Monday. Burial was made in Akron cemetery.
The deceased was a native of Fulton county, a brother of Mrs. A. A. GAST, Akron; the late C. K. BITTERS and Mark BITTERS. He had resided in Elkhart for a number of years. His wife, Lola [BITTERS], survives.

Thursday, August 7, 1952

Infant Zimpleman twins
Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Fulton cemetery for twin sons, born dead, to William and Bonnie ZIMPLEMAN Tuesday at Memorial hospital, Logansport.
Surviving are the parents; a brother Gene [ZIMPLEMAN], at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen ZIMPLEMAN, Logansport; and maternal grandfather, Ralph EYTCHESON, Fulton.

Charles Hawkins
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton, for Charles HAWKINS, 86, who died at the Yocum nursing home here. The deceased had been in failing yealth for almost a year.
A native of Peru, the deceased was born there on March 4, 1866. About 15 years ago, he moved to the Fulton community. He leaves no immediate relatives. The body rests at the funeral chapel where friends may call. The funeral service will be in charge of the Rev. M. E. REED.

Elta Mae Berkheiser
Death came at 10:15 this morning to Elta Mae BERKHEISER, 73, following a stroke of paralysis which she suffered about one month ago.
She was born in Fulton county March 13, 1879, daughter of Emanuel and Mary Elizabeth WAGONER. With the exception of five years residency in Marshall county, she has lived in this community her entire lifetime. She was united in marriage on Jan. 30, 1906, with Meritt E. BERKHEISER who preceded in death in 1948.
Mrs. Berkheiser was a devout member of Trinity EUB church where she was active until failing health befell her.
Surviving are two sons, Myron [BERKHEISER], Rochester; and Herschel [BERKHEISER], Redwood City, Calif.; two grandsons; one granddaughter. Two brothers preceded her. The body rests at the Foster funeral home until 12 noon Sunday, when it will be moved to Trinity EUB church to lie in state until the funeral hour, 1 p.m., DST. The Rev. Stephen GUBI will officiate. Friends are welcome at the funeral home.

Friday, August 8, 1952

Robert Vincent Bennett
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 8 -- A coroner's verdict of homicide by unknown persons was returned yesterday at an inquest into the death of Master Sgt. Robert Vincent BENNETT, news editor of an Air Force magazine, who was beaten to death at a party at 5912 Cates avenue.
Assistant Circuit Attorney Joseph WALSH said he would present the case to the grand jury.
Joseph Russell MYERS, Jr., who gave the party at his home, told police more than 50 men were present. He said a "free-for-all" developed. Bennett was found unconscious on the kitchen floor. He had suffered fractures of the skull and facial bones, lacerations and abrasions, and died at St. Luke's Hospital.

Saturday, August 9, 1952

Harmon L. Anderson
Harmon L. ANDERSON, 83, died at his home, RFD 5, at 3:15 Friday afternoon, following a week's illness with complications. A livelong resident of Fulton county, he retired 17 years ago from farming operations when his eyesight failed.
Mr. Anderson was born in Fulton county on April 5, 1869, the son of William and Isabelle ANDERSON. On Sept. 12, 1891, he was united in marriage with Malinda MESSERSMITH, who survives. He was a member of the Mentone church of Christ.
Other survivors are a son, Harley R. ANDERSON, South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Ona HEDRICK, RFD 5, formerly of North Manchester; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at the Tiosa Brethren church, with the Rev. Ova LEMMERT officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery.
The body has been removed from the Foster funeral home to the residence where it will rest until 1 p.m., Monday, thence to the church. Friends may call.

Clifford L. Lowe
Rochester relatives late last night received word of the death of Clifford Lamoine LOWE, which occurred 11 p.m. Friday at his home 261 W. Hill street, Wabash. Death was attributed to a heart attack, previous to which he had been enjoying his usual good health.
Mr. Lowe was employed as supervisor in one of the foundries in Wabash. For several years he was a foreman at the Rochester Metal Products Co. The Lowes left this city three or four years ago.
He was born July 19, 1912 in Perry township, Miami county. His parents were Francis Gurney and Eura (MUSSELMAN) LOWE. In 1934 he was married to Pauline MARKS at Fort Wayne, Ind. Mr. Lowe was a member of the Macy Methodist church and the Moose Lodge, of Rochester. Survivors are his wife, and daughter Marjory K. [LOWE], both of Wabash; two brothers, Harold [LOWE], of this city; Robert G. [LOWE], of Macy; and the following sisters, Mrs. Mable PLOTHOW, of Vicksburg, Mich.; Lois L. LOWE, of Kalamazoo, Mich. and Mrs. Frances THARP of Route 1, Denver.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Chili Methodist church with the Revs. GOLDEN and MORROW officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery.
The body will rest at the Mrs. Frances Tharp home, near Denver, from noon Sunday until the hour of the services.
Monday

, August 11, 1952

DeEtte Cohenour
Word was received here Saturday afternoon of the death of DeEtte COHENOUR, the small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis D. COHENOUR, of Sullivan, Ill., who was stricken with Bulbar type poliomylitis. The little girl died in a Decatur, Ill., hospital Saturday morning at 7 o'clock after being stricken on Tuesday previously. Her condition had not been thought serious until Friday when she was taken to the hospital.
The family had lived here from September, 1949 until last March 26 when they moved to Sullivan. Mr. Cohenour was a chemist and a bacteriologist for Armour and Co. They came here from Woodward, Okla., and had made a wide circle of friends while here.
The little girl, affectionately known as "Dee-Dee" was born Dec. 21, 1945, at Muskogee, Okla., is survived by her parents and a 3 1/2 year old brother, Dale [COHENOUR]; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Cecil G. STEWARD of Tulsa, and several uncles. The younger Cohenour child is now in quarantine but is understood to have no symptoms of the dreaded polio.
Funeral services for DeEtte will be held in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday at the Moore Funeral Home. The body was taken there by train from Sullivan. Burial will be made at Tulsa.
As evidence of the high esteem held by the neighborhood for the family a number of floral tribures were sent from Rochester friends Saturday and Sunday to Tulsa and Sullivan.

Aaron D. Jones
Aaron D. JONES, 49, a resident of Plymouth and native of the Talma community, died Friday at Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, following a major brain operation several days ago.
The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. JONES, Sr., and a brother of Charles T. [JONES], Jr., and Herman JONES, Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary BRYANT, Macy; and Mrs. Eva KILLION, Baltimore, Md.
He was born near Talma, and attended school there, moving to Plymouth about 25 years ago. He was an electrician by trade, and for some time past, was employed in the maintenance department of the Studebaker Corp., South Bend.
His wife, who survives, was the former Helen TABER. Other survivors are, a daughter, Mrs. Rosemary LISTENBERGER, Plymouth; three sons, Donald [JONES], South Bend; Larry [JONES], Plymouth; and Robert [JONES], Honolulu, T.H.
Final rites were held at the Danielson & Van Gilder funeral home, Plymouth, at 2 p.m. today, with the Rev. C. R. SHERIDAN, officiating, and Masonic rites at the graveside in Oak Hill cemetery, there.

Adah R. Fugate
Mrs. Adah [RONEY] FUGATE, 82, mother of Mrs. Max HARDIN, of this city, died 10 p.m. Sunday at the O'Breum Nursing Home, Beaver Dam. She had been bedfast for the past two weeks. Mrs. Fugate had made her home with her daughter, 1212 South Madison street, this city for over three years.
She was born in Indianapolis on Sept. 18, 1869, where she resided for a number of years. Mrs. Fugate also resided in Florida for many years. Her parents were Henry and Addie RONEY. In 1889, she was married to Willis FUGATE. She was an accomplished artist and did china painting for several years.
Mrs. Fugate was a member of the Third Christian Church, of Indianapolis, and the Ceramics Club of Indianapolis.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Mary HARDIN, this city; a son H. C. FUGATE, West Palm Beach, Fla., a grandson and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. DST Wednesda at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. William HUGHES will officiate. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Alyce Pretchel
Mrs. Alyce [HASCHEL] PRETCHEL, 75, of Plymouth, passed away 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester Nursing home. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage. For the past few months she had been residing with her daughter, Mrs. Lawson LELAND, of Plymouth. She also made her home part time with her granddaughter, Mrs. R. E. KLINE of near Culver.
She was born December 21, 1876 at Winamac. In 1896 she was married to Lewis PRETCHEL, who preceded in death in 1918. She was the daughter of Frederick and Maria HASCHEL. Mrs. Pretchel attended the Poplar Grove Methodist church.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Mary LELAND, Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Nellie ZUMBAUGH, Plymouth; a brother, William HASCHEL, Winamac; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, up until noon today. Rites were held at the Poplar Grove church with the Rev. C. L. HANEY of the Culver E.U.B. officiated. Burial was made in the Reed cemetery, Winamac.

Tuesday, August 12, 1952

Michael Lynn Geller
Death claimed Michael Lynn GELLER, the 19-month-old son of David and Ruth GELLER, residing on the east shore of Lake Manitou, this morning at 12:30 o'clock at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Death was attributed to a virus infection, the nature of which is not certain. He had been under the care of a Rochester physican and two specialists following an accident on Aug. 6 when the baby accidentally got hold of poison at the home of his grandfather.
The parents, with the baby, had been visiting at the home of the paternal grandfather, W. T. GELLER on Glaze Hill on U. S. 31 last Wednesday, when in some manner the little fellow got hold of poisoned wheat intended for pests. After complete treatment, medical authorities said there was no ill effects from the poison.
The baby was born Jan. 12, 1951 and passed away the day he was 19 months old. The survivors, besides the parents and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester BUNCH of Leithers Ford, and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at the Foster Funeral Home, Thursday at 2 p.m. and burial made in the Leiters Ford cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.
Officiating at the funeral services will be the Rev. Joseph DUX, of Kewanna.

Harry Foglesong
Mrs. Howard CALLOWAY, route 1, this city early today received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Harry FOGLESONG, 53, which occurred at 2 a.m. today in Detroit. Death was attributed to a heart attack. However, Mr. Foglesong had been ill for he past several months from a heart ailment.
For the past few years Mr. Foglesong managed a hotel in Detroit. He moved there from Owosso, Mich., following a fire which destroyed a hotel which he managed in that city.
The former Rochester citizen upon leaving here about 25 years ago owned and operated the Frain Hotel of Winamac. He and his father operated a cafe in this city for several years.
Harry, son of Henry and Marcia (WHITTENBERGER) FOGLESONG was born in Plymouth, Ind., in 1899. He was a graduate of the Rochester High School and active in the sports activities of RHS throughout his school years. He was married to Alice BABCOCK, of this city.
Mr. Foglesong was the last member of the family. His parents, two brothers, Hugh and Fred [FOGLESONG] and a sister, Mrs. Marcia (Earl) KARN, all preceded in death.
Survivors are his wife, of Detroit; a son, a daughter and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral Home, this city. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Ida Jane Schindler
Mrs. Ida Jane SCHINDLER, 78, former resident of this city, died 10:30 p.m. Monday at the home of her son Ralph SCHINDLER, route 1, Rochester. She had been in failing health for four months.
Mrs. Schindler was born September 20, 1874 in Fulton county and had resided here throughout her entire life. Her husband was Andrew SCHINDLER who died in 1939. For a number of years Mr. Schindler operated a drayline in this city. She was a member of the Christian church, the Rebekah lodge, the Green Oak club and the Home Circle club.
Survivors are the son, Ralph; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter and a sister, Mrs. Jack COOKSON, of South Bend.
Final rites in charge of Rev. Harry J. BAILEY will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home.

Vernon Goodrich
Funeral services for Vernon GOODRICH, of Detroit, former Rochester citizen, were held Tuesday, August 5 in the William R. Hamilton Chapel, 3975 Cass street, Detroit. He was buried in Woodlawn cemetery, in that city.
Mr. Goodrich, who retired as owner of the Reliable Drivers Corp., of Detroit, in 1942, passed away in the Harper Hospital, Detroit, on Saturday, Aug. 2.
He was born in Rochester on January 6, 1883, and left this city about 40 years ago. While in Rochester he was employed in a supervisory capacity at the old Rochestr Shoe Factory.
On August 24, 1927 he was married to Grace REYNOLDS in Toledo, Ohio.
He is survived by his widow, who lived at 25 E. Palmer St., Detroit, Mich.

Wednesday, August 13, 1952

Frances Walk
Mrs. Frances WALK, 78, residing four miles west of Rochester, died this morning at a Macy nursing home, where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. She had been ill one year and her death was attributed to carcinoma.
The deceased had resided near Mentone until four months ago, when she came to reside west of Rochester. She was born June 15, 1874, at Forrest City, Ark., and was married to John WALK, who preceded her in death.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Alice WORDEN, Chicago, and an adopted son, Eugene WALK, Mentone.
The funeral arrangements, incomplete, will be carried in tomorrow's issue of The News-Sentinel. The body rests at the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton.

Harry Foglesong
Funeral services for Harry FOGLESONG, have been changed to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Foster Funeral Home, this city. Burial is to be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Previously it was announced that the rites would be held Friday.

Thursday, August 14, 1952

Bessie Reed
Funeral services were held today for Mrs. Bessie (ENGLE) REED, 72, a native of Akron, who died at her home in Culver Tuesday, following an illness of five years. Burial was made in Nichols cemetery, north of Akron.
She was born in Akron, April 30, 1880 and spent her entire life there before moving to Culver 31 years ago.
Mrs. Reed attended the Methodist church and was a charter member of the Order of Eastern Star in Akron and a member of the Pythian Sisters and Mothers of World War II.
Surviving are her husband, N. E. REED; two daughters, Mrs. Lena SPEYER and Mrs. Mary REES, both of South Bend; a son, Charles [REED], of South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Frank DICKEY, of Akron.

Jack Williams
Death last night of Jack WILLIAMS, 23, R. 1, Etna Green, at Parkview hospital, in Plymouth, adds a second fatality in the explosion and fire at the Elcar Coach Co. plant in Bourbon, early Wednesday morning when a drum of sealer compound exploded.
Rex Leroy ZEHNER, 27, 212 1/2 Charles street, Plymouth, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Plymouth hospital. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray ZEHNER of Plymouth, formerly of Argos, where Rex was born in 19--.
He is survived by his wife, Betty [WILLIAMS], his parents; two brothers and two sisters.
Suffering second and third degree burns at the hospital, Thomas BOOTHE, 38, of Argos, is rported as resting as easy as may be expected. A fourth victim, Don SURFACE, 31, of Silver Lake, was treated for burns on his arm and face and later released.
Surface stated that the first intimation he had of something wrong came with a "whooshing" sound. He looked up and saw the entire front of the 50x200 foot concrete building aflame. He rushed out through a side door saving himself from more serious injuries.
Workers outside the building said that when the explosion came, flames burst through the windows and doors. Workmen in the rear of the building escaped without injury. Williams, who was working near the exploding drum, ran out through a side door, his clothing in flames. He threw himself into a mud puddle in an efort to save himself from critical burns. Zehner had to be carried from the building. Elcar officials place the damage to building and equipment at $25,000.

Friday, August 15, 1952

[no obits]

Saturday, August 16, 1952

Eugene A. Preston
Akron relatives of Eugene A. PRESTON have been informed of his death in a Fort Wayne hospital following third degree burns sustained in a truck accident last July 31, when a tire blowout sent the vehicle out of control.
Prior to moving to Fort Wayne, Preston had resided with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore WINES of Akron. He had been employed as a truck driver for a Ft. Wayne firm for some time. A wife and four small children survive.

Eldred Benton Boothe
The death of Eldred Benton "Tommy" BOOTHE, 27, at 4 p.m. Friday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, brought to three the number of fatalities in the explosion and fire in the Elcar Coach factory in Bourbon early Wednesday morning.
Suffering from second and third degree burns, Boothe, along with Rex Leroy ZEHNER, Plymouth, and Jack WILLIAMS, Etna Green, was rushed to the hospital. Zehner was dead upon arrival at Plymouth; Williams succumbed several hours later.
Boothe, who resided 1 1/2 miles west of Argos on Ind 10 had been given a fair chance to recover until a relapse came Friday which snuffed out his life.
He was born at Bremen, May 11, 1915, the son of Eldred L. and Julia BOOTHE. He was united in marriage at Plymouth on Oct. 5, 1945 with Grace STAYTON, who survives. He had been a resident of Argos since 1937.
Mr. Boothe followed the profession of finisher in the ill-fated paint shop at the Elcar factory.
Other survivors are his father, Eldred L. BOOTHE, and several nephews and nieces. His mother and one sister, Hilda Jane [BOOTHE], preceded in death.
The body rests at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. It will be moved at noon Monday to the Argos Wesleyan church where it will lie in state until 2 p.m., when services will be held.
The Reverends D. James FITZHUGH of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church and Harold FRAKER of the Argos Wesleyan church will officiate. Burial will be in the new Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Edward Downs
Rochester relatives have been informed of the death at Washington, Mo., of Edward DOWNS, 68, a native of Rochester whose demise followed a lingering illness. Final rites were held in Washington today.
Mr. Downs left Rochester a number of years ago. As a young man he was employed at the old Rochester shoe factory and later at other similar concerns in various parts of the country. At the time of his death Thursday, he was operating a cafe in the Missouri city.
Surviving are his wife, Gussie [DOWNS]; and a son, Charles [DOWNS], both of Washington; a sister, Mrs. Grace CLAY, Peru; and the following nieces and naphews: Everett DAVIS and Mrs. Major ZIMMERMAN, Rochester; Don DAVIS, Winamac; Mrs. Mary HARTLE, Leiters Ford.

Monday, August 18, 1952

Allie Coplen
Funeral services for Allie COPLEN, 73, of Etna Green, formerly of Talma, were held 2 p.m. today at the Etna Green United Brethren church. Burial was made in the Etna Green cemetery.
The former Newcastle township man passed away Saturday 9:30 a.m. at his home. During his residency in Fulton county he was employed on a railroad section crew for a number of years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Warsaw. On April 15, 1933 in a second marriage, he was wed to his wife Fredia [COPLEN], who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn BRIGHT, of Plymouth; a son, Milo [COPLEN], of Willard, Ohio; a brother, Grover COPLEN, of Des Moines, Iowa; a half-sister, Mrs. Mertie WALTZ, of Talma; a half-brother, Charles PREMIER, of Williamsport, Ind.; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Chrispie Ann Noftsger
Graveside rites were held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens, for infant Chrispie Ann NOFTSGER, stillborn to Mr. and Mrs. Frank NOFTSGER, West Sixth St., Saturday night at 9:15 o'clock.
Surviving are the parents; three brothers, Benny, Jack and Andy [NOFTSGER], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merr STRONG, R.R. 3; and the paternal grandfather, Ben E. NOFTSGER, West Fifth street.
The Rev. Stephen GUBI was in charge of the service.

Tuesday, August 19, 1952

Carrie Burns
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, for Mrs. Carrie BURNS, who died at her home in Grass Creek Sunday evening. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
The deceased was born in Chillicothe, O., the daughter of Alfred and Mary (BARCLAY) DOWNS. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, South Bend.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Edith BRIGGS, Grass Creek; Mrs. Helen SATTLER and Mrs. Gertrude SEDAM, South Bend; a son, Emmett [BURNS] of Fulton; a sister, Miss Grace DOWNS, Grass Creek; one brother, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, August 20, 1952

Charles Gilbert
Charles GILBERT, 82, of 314 Clayton street, a life long resident of this community, died at 11:20 this morning at Woodlawn hospital, a victim of complications. He had been in ill health for several years; critically ill two days.
A retired railroad employee, the deceased was born in Fulton county Sept. 12, 1869, the son of Jonas and Lavina (CRAMER) GILBERT. He never married.
Surviving are three sisters: Mrs. Leslie RICHTER, Rochester; Mrs. Alpha WARE, Maderia,Calif.; Mrs. Clara FUREY, Cincinnati, Ohio and several other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where the body rests, and where friends may call after Thursday noon. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate at the last rites. Burial will be in Citizens cemetery.

Thursday, August 21, 1952

John H. Barmes
Death claimed one of Fulton county's oldest citizens at 6 p.m. Wednesday when John Henry BARMES, 91, succumbed at Rochester nursing home No. 1 on Madison street, where he had been a patient since April 4, 1950.
The deceased was born in Indiana on July 26, 1861, the son of John and Mary (PATTERSON) BARMES. His wife, the former Anna EEVEROAD, preceded him in death several years ago.
Mr. Barmes came to Rochester some years ago to reside with his son Amos Ray BARMES, a former News-Sentinel pressman, who died in 1950.
Survivors are four daghters, Dessie KANOUSE, Hope, Ind.; Clara WILSON, Indianapolis; Carrie WHITE, Hartsville, Ind.; Margaret O'BRIEN, New York City, and one son, Edward BARMES, St. Louis, Mo.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home this afternoon to the Norman fneral home, Hope, Ind., where services will be held Saturday, with burial in the Moravian cemetery.

Eva Edith Ellis
Mrs. Eva Edith ELLIS, 59, died early this morning at her farm home five miles southeast of Culver following an illness of one month.
She was born March 11, 1893 in North Bend township, Starke county, the daughter of Siegel and Emma (WAMSLEY) SHOEMAKER. She was a member of the Latter Day Saints church.
Survivors are the husband, Robert T. ELLIS; a sister, Mrs. Lela CASPER, Monterey; two brothers, Joseph SHOEMAKER, Plymouth; Russell SHOEMAKER, South Bend; a step-son, Corp. Dale E. ELLIS; three step-daughters, Wilma, Monetais and Louise [ELLIS].
Services will be held at the Easterday funeral home, Culver, at 2 p.m., Sunday, with the Rev. Dr. Meredith SPRUNGER officiating. Burial will be in North Bend cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ida Bryant
Mrs. Ida BRYANT, 67, a well-known resident of the Athens community, died at 5:20 o'clock this morning at her farm home six miles northwest of Akron. She had been ill a year.
Mrs. Bryant was born in Fulton county in January, 1885, daughter of William and Ellen (HEETER) SHIVELY. Her husband, the late Jesse BRYANT, preceded her in death in 1915. She was a member of the Athens EUB church and the Athens Sunshine club.
Survivors include a son, Donald [BRYANT], at home; three daughters, Mrs. Edith RHODES, route 2, Rochester; Mrs. Olive ROMIG, South Bend; Mrs. ------ HIGHT, Etna Green; four brothers, Everett, Noah and Charles [SHIVELY], all of Rochester; Martin [SHIVELY], Mishawaka; one sister, Viola SHIVELY, Rochester. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Final rites will be held at the Athens EUB church at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.
The body will rest at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, until 10 a.m., Friday, thence to the residence. Friends are welcome.

Oscar Honig
Deputy Fire Chief Willis GREEN and Patrolman Earl GRAHAM made a fast run about 10 p.m. Thursday to Nyona Lake with the city resuscitator in an effort to revive Oscar HONIG, 43 who suffered a fatal heart attack.
Honig, a resident of Chicago, was enjoying a vacation at Nyona Lake cottage when the fatal seizure came. Dr. SENNETT of Macy, who came after the resuscitator was in operation, stated that death occurred before their arrival.

Saturday, August 23, 1952

Cpl. Arnold G. Gagnon
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. GAGNON, of R.R. 1, Silver Lake, have received notice from the War Department that their son, Cpl. Arnold G. GAGNON, 21, was killed in action in Korea, Aug. 14.
Cpl Gagnon, a machinegunner with the 15th Regiment, Third U.S. Division, entered the Army Sept. 14, 1951. He sailed from the United States last March, served in Japan about April 1, and proceeded a little later to Korea, where he saw continuous action.
He was born in Miami county, moving later to Kosciusko county where he resided with his parents on a farm three miles west and one-half mile north of Silver Lake, where he attended school, and affiliated with the Church of God and Modern Woodmen of America.
The telegram, dated Aug. 21, from Washington, and signed by Maj. Gen. William E. Bergin, Adjutant General, USA, said:
"The Secretary of the Army has asked me to express his deep regret that your son, Corporal Gagnon, Arnold G., was killed in action in Korea on Aug. 14, 1952."
Surviving are the parents, brother Ronnie [GAGNON] and sister, Clara Belle [GAGNON], and the grandparents.
The body will be returned to the United States for burial.

Oscar C. Honig
Final rites for Oscar C. HONIG, 43, Chicago, who succumbed Thursday night to a heart attack at a Nyona Lake cottage, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
The deceased, a native of New York, was born there Nov. 30, 1908, the son of Nathan and Dora HONIG. He was united in marriage in 1944 with Rosanna DOUGLASS of Mexico, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Martin [HONIG], of Los Angeles; two brothers, his twin Joseph [HONIG], Chicago, and Mack [HONIG], New York City; two sisters, Mrs. Florence PRETSKI, New ork; Mrs. Ann WISSMAN, Chicago; and the parents, New York City.

Monday, August 25, 1952

Myrtle Mae Thomas
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Mae THOMAS, 71, were held this afternoon in the McLaughlin funeral home, Dowagiac, Mich. with the Rev. John Paul JONES officiating. Burial was made in the Franklin Chapel cemetery in that cirty.
Mrs. Thomas, former resident of this city passed away at 2:20 p.m. Saturday in the Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac. She had been in ill health for the past several weeks.
She was born in Fulton county on December 27, 1880, the daughter of Henry and Sarah MEHRLEY. With the exception of 12 years residency in Dowagiac she had spent her entire life in Fulton county. Mrs. Merhley was member of the Baptist church and the Rebekah lodge.
Survivors are four sons, Harry [THOMAS], of Culver; Harold and Hubert [THOMAS], of Dowagiac and Robert [THOMAS], of Rochester; twenty grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mary LOW, of Mesick, Mich. and two brothers, Floyd MEHRLEY, of Mesick, Mich. and Lester MEHRLEY, of Tenville, Mich. Her husband and two sons preceded her in death.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert THOMAS and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald MEHRLEY of Rochester attended the final rites.

Eron D. Fellers
Eron D. FELLERS, 79, a retired farmer of the Akron community, died at 6:40 p.m., Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tom LOHER. Death followed an illness of eight years.
Mr. Fellers was born at Mt. Corey, O., on Feb. 6, 1873, the son of Daniel and Charetia (SAMPSEL) FELLERS, with whom he came to Fulton county at the age of 16. His wife, the former Ella DICKERHOFF, preceded him in death two years ago.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ada PEARSON, Toledo, O.; Mrs. Waneta Pearl LOHER, Akron; a son Kenneth [FELLERS], Akron; one brother, Daniel FELLERS, Alpine, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Rosie SUTTER, Ft. Wayne; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.
The body rests at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, where friends may call, and where final rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Interment will be in IOOF cemetery at Akron.

Michael B. Shaffer
Infant Michael B. SHAFFER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor SHAFFER, of the Argos community, died at 4 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, 11 hours after birth.
The parents, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. SHAFFER, of Argos; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. PISLEY of Argos survive.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Harry SHEETZ of Burr Oak officiated. Burial was in IOOF cemetery, Rochester.

Tuesday, August 26, 1952

Claude Ellis Haring
Claude Ellis HARING, 66, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at his home west of Lakeville at 8 p.m., Monday. He had been ill for three years, although his demise was sudden and unexpected.
Born in Marshall county April 5, 1886, he was the son of Charles and Anna HARING. In 1909 he was united in marriage at Keokuk, Iowa, with Luella CHAMBERLAIN, who survives.
Mr. Haring, a retired dairy farmer, was well known in the Argos and Bourbon communities where he resided many years.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, Richard [HARING] of Gary, and Carl [HARING] of Argos; a sister, Mrs. Golda CRUM, South Bend; a granddaughter, Arlene Ann [HARING], Argos; several nieces.
Services will be held at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 2 p.m., Thursday, with the Rev. Martin OYGARD of North Liberty, officiating. Burial will be in the new Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
The body rests at the funeral home where friends are welcome.

Wednesday, August 27, 1952

Paul Spice
Sydney SPICE, northeast of Akron, whose mail address is R. R. 1, Silver Lake, has been informed by the War Department of the death recently in Korea of his son, Paul [SPICE]. It was not stated how Paul met death, whether in action or by accident. Further details are awaited by letter.
Paul was a graduate of the Akron high school. He was inducted into the army in 1951, received training in Hawaii and had served several months in Korea.
He is the fourth fatality from the Akron community while serving in the Korean conflict.

Thursday, August 28, 1952

Cpl. Arnold (Gene) Gagnon
Mortar fire from Red batteries on Aug. 14 caused he death of Cpl. Arnold (Gene) GAGNON, 21, according to a letter received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur GAGNON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, from Gene's buddy, Pfc. Fred G. LANE. Gene was a graduate of Akron high school.
The letter relates a familiar pattern in the Korean conflict of desparate hand-to-hand fighting night and day on the bleak hills and ridges where American and Communist troops battle for position.
Gagnon and his buddy were with the second platoon, Co. K, 15th Infantry regiment of the U. S. Third division. The platoon had established position on the ridge Aug. 13 after bitter conflict. On the 14th, the enemy counterattacked the American position with enfilading mortar fire which drove the Americans back, and left Cpl. Gagnon a casualty.
The letter states: "We moved out in the morning and were ready to begin the assault by noon. Gene and I set up our machine guns about 700 yards from the enemy trenches, and pinned them down with rapid bursts of fire while two rifle squads moved up the hill to the ridge line. We ceased fire as the assault squads swept over the crown of the hill and moved to the top of the objective to give the riflemen closer support. We had actually taken the hill when the Chinese turned the tables on us, retaliating with a tremendous volley of mortar barrages. We had to withdraw--to remain was utter suicide."
Pvt Lane described the difficulty of the Americans as they moved back with the wounded. he was walking in front of Cpl. Gagnon when a mortar blast hit them, wounding Gene in the head and chest. His body shielded Pvt. Lane from the full force although shrapnel did tear Lane's leg.
The letter continues, "Gene died a moment or two later. Three of us, plus a medical aid man, picked up his body and started off the hill as the Chinese counterattacked. The whole scene was confused and disordered. The medic was hit then and ordered us to leave the body and get out fast before we were all killed. Gene was dead when we left him."
Pvt. Lane said a later attempt to recover the body was prevented by Chinese small arms fire. He closed his letter to the grieving parents with this statement. "I still cannot believe he is dead, although I saw him with my own eyes. In my heart I shall always remember him tall and strong, with the most pleasant disposition of any person I have ever known, quiet, reserved, uncomplaining and profoundly generous toward others. Gene was a man in every sense of the word."

Friday, August 29, 1952

John H. Parcel
John H. PARCEL, 98, died at his home in Kewanna Thursday morning. He had been ill for some time and was in critical condition for the past few weeks.
Born in Star City in Oct. 1853, he was the son of John N. and Esther (CLEMENTS) PARCEL. With the exception of the last 10 years, while a resident of Kewanna, he had lived in Pualski county all his life. He was a retired farmer, and a charter member of the Modern Woodmen of America at Star City lodge. His wife, Hannah [PARCEL], preceded him in death in 1929.
Surviving are, a son Cecil [PARCEL], Star City; three daughters, Mrs. Polly FOGLESONG, Kewanna; Mrs. Blonn LAWSON, Boone, Ia.; Mrs. Ada GLENN, Stockbridge, Mich.; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren.
Final services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. DST at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. F. BULGER officiating. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery, Kewanna.

Saturday, August 30, 1952

[no obits]

Monday, August 31, 1952

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 2, 1952

Dora Smith
Mrs. Dora BAKER SMITH, 70, succumbed at 10:20 p.m. Sunday at her home in Lafayette following a three-month illness.
The deceased was born in Miami county Dec. 23, 1881, daughter of Simon and Sarah BAKER. She was united in marriage in 1908 in a ceremony performed at Roann with Asa SMITH, who preceded her in death in 1951.
Mrs. Baker had been associated with the H. E. cafeteria at Purdue University for several years. She was a member of the Roann Brethren church. She was a resident of the Disko community many years.
Surviving are, two daughters, Miss Lucille SMITH, home demonstration agent at Crown Point; Mrs. James EWING, Nashville, Tenn.; two sons, Albert [SMITH], Disko, and Lester [SMITH], Silver Lake; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mina LEFFEL, Roann; Mrs. Ed BICKERHOFF, Silver Lake; one brother, Elva BAKER, Roann.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Brethren church, Roann, with the Rev. H. R. FEEL officiating. Burial will be in Roann.
The body will rest at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, until 1 p.m., when it will be removed to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour.

Rev. George A. Hill
Rochester friends were surprised to learn Monday of the death in LaSalle, Mich., of the Rev. George A. HILL at 7:55 p.m. Sunday.
Rev. Hill, former pastor of the First Presbyterian church in this city, was the husband of the former Effie SHELTON of Rochester, who preceded him in death several years ago.
He celebrated his 50th year in the Christian ministry at LaSalle, Mich., on June 1, 1950. During the half century of service he held charges at Minot and Mouse River, N.D., Chicago, Crawfordsville, Ind., Detroit, Mich., Erie, Mich., LaSalle, Mich., and Rochester. He was a graduate of Alma college, Alma, Mich., and McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago.
Born Nov. 20, 1870, he was the fifth of nine children born to Francis and Sarah (POWELL) HILL. His boyhood was spent in Allenton, Mich., and on a homestead in North Dakote.
Surviving is the wife, Mrs. Mildred HILL, whom he married in Pontiac, Mich., in 1932; a son, George Chapman HILL, Richmond, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth WINKELMAN, Middletown, Ohio, and Mrs. James LEMON, Peoria, Ill.; four grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at the Rochester Presbyterian church at 2 p.m., Thursday, with the Rev. James K. McFARLANE, officiating. The body will lie in state at the church Thursday until the funeral hour. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery.

Amanda Fites
Death called at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Nursing Home to claim Mrs. Amanda FITES, 80, lifelong resident of Gilead who suffered an illness of three months.
The deceased was born in Miami county June 26, 1872, the daughter of Henry and Sarah (TOLAND) GAERTE. Her husband, the late Frank FITES, died in 1925.
Mrs. Fites was a well known antique collector and a member of the Gilead Methodist church.
Survivors are two sons, Oscar FITES, Akron, and Jewell FITES of near Gilead; one daughter, Mrs. Walter HALL, Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Oren KRIEG, Roann; four grandchildren.
Final rites at the Gilead Methodist church at 2 p.m., Thursday, with the Rev. C. W. MONTGOMERY, officiating. Burial in the Gaerte family cemetery near Gilead.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, where friends may call.

Mary Frances Young
Death came at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital to Mrs. Mary Frances YOUNG, 26, of Plymouth, formerly of Warsaw. She had been ill only a short time, and collapsed in a heart seizure.
She was born Aug. 2, 1926, daughter of Ora and Fairy PIKE. On Oct. 26, [1946] in Warsaw, she became the wife of Daniel L. YOUNG, who survives. She was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Other survivors include three children; the mother; two sisters, Mrs. Wilma DRAPER, Warsaw, Miss Ida Jean PIKE, Rochester; three brothers, Forrest and Fenton, Rochester; Eldon [PIKE], Warsaw.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
Friends are welcome at the funeral home until the funeral hour.

Wednesday, September 3, 1952

James Richard Myers
A pair of small kittens crossing the road were the cause of a tragic accident at 3:20 o'clock Tuesday afternoon that brought death to James Richard "Bud" MYERS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray MYERS, 118 W. 10th st., and the father of a small daughter.
Death came in a rear-end collision in which two empty stock trucks owned by Lawrence "Red" HOLLAND of this city, were involved about seven miles south of South Whitley and east of North Manchester on Ind. 114.
The big semi truck-trailers were driven by Myers and Jennings GROGG, of Akron, and were returning empty after delivering hogs to a stock yard in Huntington.
Grogg was in the lead with Myers following. In an effort to avoid hitting two stray kittens, Grogg made a quick stop. Myers, obviously close behind him, was unable to stop. The crash came with a terrible impact, which threw Myers through the windshield where he suffered the concussion which is believed to have caused instant death.
The two trucks were so tightly locked in the collision as to require a wrecker to pull them apart. The Myers vehicle's engine and cab were driven back into the body of the trailer and is said to be a total loss. The lead truck was also badly damaged.
Myers, a veteran of World War 2, was born in this city June 3, 1922, the son of Ray and Arlene (LOWMAN) MYERS. He was reared in Rochester where he attended school. He was married Oct. 25, 1947 to Donna YOUNG of Akron. They are the parents of a daughter, Linda Kay [MYERS]. Both wife and daughter survive.
The deceased was a member of Leroy C. Shelton post, American Legion and the Loyal Order of Moose. He attended Trinity EUB church.
Other survivors include the parents; a brother John William "Bill" MYERS; a sister, Mrs. Otto BLACKETOR, Allen Park, Mich.; and the maternal grandfather, Frank LOWMAN, South Bend.
The Blacketor family had spent the week-end with her parents here and had taken Mrs. Myers home with them for a week's vacation only yesterday.
The body will rest at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where final rites will be held Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Stephen GUBI of Trinity EUB church will officiate, assisted by the American Legion.
Friends are welcome at the funeral home.

William Williams
William WILLIAMS, 72, a retired farmer on R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died Tuesday evening at St. Joseph hospital, Logansport.
The deceased was born in White county Aug. 23, 1880, the son of John and Eva HICKMAN WILLIAMS. He is survived by four sons, John [WILLIAMS], Richard [WILLIAMS], Twelve Mile; Harry [WILLIAMS], Fulton; James [WILLIAMS], Logansport; three sisters and two brothers.
The body rests at the Fisher funeral home Logansport, where friends may call. Funeral rites are pending.

Thursday, September 4, 1952

James Richard Myers
A correction is due in the funeral announcement for James "Bud" MYERS, made Wednesday. Final rites will be held Friday at 2 p.m., at Trinity EUB church instead of at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where the body will rest until the funeral hour.
Myers was killed in a gtruck accident Tuesday afternoon.

Friday, September 5, 1952

Rose Ezell
Miss Rose EZELL, 75, died late Wednesday night at a hospital in Westville, Ind., following an illness of three years. She had resided for a number of years with her sister, Mrs. John HAUSEN in Argos. She had never married.
The deceased was born in Austin, Texas, daughter of John and Mary EZELL. Before coming to Argos she resided in Chicago, where for 35 years she was an attendant at the Cook County hospital. She was a member of the Catholic church at Knox, Ind. She is survived by the sister, Mrs. Hausen, several nieces and nephews.
High requiem mass will be said Saturday at 10:45 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. James HAYES of St. Michaels church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, where the body rests.

Pearl Kesling Ulerich
Mrs. Blanche CLAYTON left Wednesday by plane for Aberdeen, Wash., called there by the death early Wednesday morning of Mrs. Pearl KESLING ULERICH.
Mrs. Ulerich was a former resident of Akron, where she taught school and served as librarian at the Akron public library. Her husband, Edward ULERICH, formerly of Logansport, a daughter Mrs. Sarah BELLES and a grandson David [BELLES] of Aberdeen, survive.
Other survivors include her father, Samuel KESLING, and sister, Mrs. Clayton of Rochester; two other sisters, Mrs. Irene SMALLEY, Chicago; Mrs. Marguerite SMITH, San Francisco. Funeral services and burial will be in Aberdeen at 3 p.m.. Friday.

Saturday, September 6, 1952

Julia Ann Phebus
Mrs. Julia Ann PHEBUS, 32, who resides a half mile north of the city on U.S. 31, passed away early today at Woodlawn hospital, following an appendectomy. She had been ill for the past three weeks.
Mrs. Phebus who came here from Huntington eight years ago had many friends throughout the county. For a few years she was employed as society editor for The News-Sentinel.
She was born November 27, 1919 in Rochester, the daughter of Warren and Martha (WALLER) SMITH. On June 30, 1946 she was married to John D. PHEBUS. Mrs. Phebus was a member of the Rochester Christian church and the Rekamemoh club.
Survivors are the husband, a daughter, Sue Ann [PHEBUS], and her mother, Mrs. Martha A. SMITH, all of Rochester. Her father prceded in death in 1944.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Monday, September 8, 1952

[no obits]

Tuesday, September 9, 1952

Miriam Bunnell
Injuries sustained in an automobile acident near Beaver Dam lake last Wednesday proved fatal to Mrs. Miriam BUNNELL, 29, of near Yellow Creek lake at 3 p.m., Monday in a Warsaw hospital.
The deceased was born near Roann on March 10, 1923, the daughter of Ralph and Tressie (HEETER) HOFFMAN. She was a graduate of Gilead high school and North Manchester college, after which she taught school two years. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Roann.
On Dec. 20, 1943, she was united in marriage with Delmer BUNNELL, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Janet [BUNNELL]; the parents; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth BAKER, Wabash; two brothers, Paul [HOFFMAN] at Manchester colleg, John [HOFFMAN], at home; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary HEETER, Roann.
Services will be held at the Church of the Brethren, Roann, at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Reverends Leonard CUSTER and William EBERLE officiating. Burial will be in Akron cemetery.
The body will rest at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until the funeral hour. Friends are welcome.

Wednesday, September 10, 1952

Mrs. Robert Nyland and
Peggy Sue Knight
Mrs. Dee BERRIER was in Indianapolis Tuesday to attend funeral services for Mrs. Robert NYLAND and Peggy Sue KNIGHT, both polio victime.
Mrs. Robert Nyland was the sister-in-law of John R. NYLAND whose wife, Georgia [NYLAND], is the daghter of Mr. and Mrs. Dee BERRIER.
Peggy Sue Knight was a niece of John R. Nyland.

Roy W. Morris
Death came at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday evening to Roy W. MORRIS, 49, at his home, 1018 Main street, following an illness of about two years.
Mr. Morris, who came here from Chicago about four years ago, owned and operated the Rochester Armature and Ignition Co. at 510 Main street until failing health forced him to retire.
He was born in Killeen, Texas June 28, 1893, the son of Albert E. and Zella (GENTRY) MORRIS. He was united in marriage June 21, 1930 with Jeanette Victoria POLACEK of Chicago.
He was an inventor and an electronics engineer. He was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Surviving are, the wife; a son, Peyton [MORRIS] of this city and the following brothers and sisters: Marion [MORRIS], Houston, Texas; Willard [MORRIS], Hart, Texas; Mrs. Ruby MILLER, Canyon, Texas; Mrs. Euna CORDER, Amarillo, Texas; and Mrs. Inez TOMLINSON, Clarendon, Texas.
The funeral services will be held at the Rochester Christian church Friday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where friends may call.

Pearl Shaughnessey
Mr. and Mrs. Charles MacVEAN left Tuesday for Rochester, N. Y., called there by the death of his sister, Mrs. Pearl [MacVEAN] SHAUGHNESSEY, which occurred Monday of this week.
Mrs. Shaughnessey has many friends in this city, where she often visited at the MacVean home. Survivors include several other brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held in her home city Thursday.

Thursday, September 11, 1952

[no obits]

Friday, September 12, 1952

Clyde Mow
Clyde MOW, 64, died suddenly at 4 a.m. today at the Fort Wayne Veterans hospital, where he had been a patient for one week.
The deceased was born in Richland township Feb. 8, 1888, the son of Marion and Eva MOW. He has resided on a farm on R.R. 3, practically all of his life.
He is survived by the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Robert KINDIG, Elkhart; Mrs. George KOONS, Montpelier, Ind.; a step-son, Leon LEFFERT; several brothers, nieces and nephews.

Wallace A. Shaffer
Several Fulton county friends Thursday attended the funeral of Wallace A. SHAFFER, 72, at Bourbon.
Shaffer was killed Tuesday when a utility pole fell, striking him on the head. He had resided in Bourbon 66 years, 35 of which were spent in the operation of a coal and implement business there.

Saturday, September 13, 1952

Truman Knauff
Truman KNAUFF, 69, succumbed last night at Woodlawn hospital to injuries received earlier in the week when a frightened cow trampled him at an auction sale near Twelve Mile. His condition had been considered critical for the past three days.
Knauff was a bystander at the sale ring while the animal was being sold. Frightened by the strange proceedings, the cow bolted through the crowd, knocking Knauff down and trampling him. Hospital examination disclosed a broken leg, two fractured ribs, one of which had punctured the lung, and shock.
The deceased was born in Marshall county Aug. 19, 1883, son of Conrad and Ivy (DEEDS) KNAUFF. He was married in Macy in 1905 to Cora BROWN, who survives.
A farmer, Mr. Knauff had resided on R.R. 1, a mile south of this city for the past four years, coming here from Miami county. He was a deacon in the Perrysburg Baptist church.
Other survivors are the following children: Orpha ADKINS, R.R. 3, Peru; Gerald and Glen KNAUFF, Rochester; Myron [KNAUFF], Twelve Mile; Orma June RICH, Decatur; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Millicent CARROLL, Macy. Another sister, Mrs. Nellie McCLURE preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday at the Perrysburg Baptist church. The Reverends Jack YARIAN, Flora, and Ericus FOOR, Rochester, will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn cemetery, Mexico.
The body rests at the residence where a short preliminary service will be held at 1:45 o'clock Monday afternoon. Friends may call.

Clyde Mow
Funeral services for Charles Clyde MOW, 64, will be held at 2:30 p.m. DST Sunday at the Richland Center church. The Rev. Edith BRUNER will officiate. Burial will be in Richland Center cemetery.
The deceased died suddenly early Friday morning at the Veterans Administration hospital in Ft. Wayne. He had been ill eight months, suffering from complications.
Born on a farm in Richland township, Feb. 8, 1888, he was the son of Marion and Eva MOW. He was united in marriage Nov. 5, 1921 with Leona LEFFERT, who survives. Mr. Mow was a life long resident of the Whippoorwill neighborhood where he was interested in farming.
He was a veteran of World War I and served with Co. B, 103rd Engineer regiment in France.
Other survivors are two daughters, Josephine KINDIG, Elkhart; Geraldine KOONS, Montpelier; a stepson, Leon LEFFERT, Argos; three brothers, Leo, Dean and Clayton MOW, all of Rochester.
The body was removed at noon today from the Foster funeral home to the residence, R.R. 3, where friends may call.

Monday, September 15, 1952

Omar Charles Montgomery
Omar Charles MONTGOMERY, 76, well-known resident of Talma, passed away 5:30 o'clock Sunday morning from a heart attack. Mr. Montgomery had been in ill health for the past year. He had many friends throughout Fulton county and resided in Newcastle township throughout his life.
He was born November 5, 1876, in Newcastle township. His parents were William and Clara (KING) MONTGOMERY. He followed the occupation of farming until retirement several years ago.
Mr. Montgomery was thrice married, first to Noreen GROVES on Sept. 1, 1898, who died on July 25, 1914. He was married to Verda WOODS on November 23, 1915, and she preceded him in death on December 28, 1949. His third marriage was to Maude KINSEY on March 30, 1951, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, LaVoy MONTGOMERY, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Walter SWEET, of Long Beach, Cal., and Mrs. A. J. BLAKELY of Rochester. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Paul TRAMBAUER, of Bourbon officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ed Stahl
Mrs. Ed STAHL, 66, a former resident of Rochester, died Saturday in Hammond. Mrs. Stahl was visiting a friend when she fell on the steps and died of a brain concussion two hours later.
Mrs. Stahl lived in the Millark community for many years before moving to Hammond. Funeral services will be held in the Osborne Funeral home at Culver at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Oscar L. Bransford
Final rites for Oscar L. BRANSFORD, 67, who passed away 2 a.m. Sunday at his home in Argos, will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER, Darlington, Ind., will be in charge. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Mr. Bransford was born August 29, 1885, in Scott county, Ky. He had been a residet of Argos for 22 years, coming there from Miami county. In 1904 he was married to Sophia HORNBACK at Marion.
He was a retired section foreman of the Nickel Plate Railroad and was a member of the American Railroad Employees Association. He also was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving arehis wife, Sophia [BRANSFORD]; two sons, Paul [BRANSFORD], North Webster; Woodrow [BRANSFORD], Argos; two brothers, Carl [BRANSFORD], North Judson; Lawrence [BRANSFORD], Scottsburg, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie KUPP, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Edna WOODARD, Indianapolis; Mrs. Gertrude MOON, Indianapolis; a grandson, Jimmie Lee BRANSFORD, now in the U. S. Navy.
The body rests at the funeral home.

James William Dicus
James William DICUS, 73, farmer residing on R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, was found dead on his farm Sunday afternoon. Gunshot wounds in his head were pronounced as self-inflicted by Marshall County Sheriff Harvey PHILLIPS and Coroner Dr. CONNELL. Mr. Dicus had been in ill health for some time.
He was born March 4, 1879 in Ohio and had been a resident of the Tippecanoe community for 22 years.
He was married to Bertha TYSON on August 19, 1905, who preceded him in death on January 12, 1923. Mr. Dicus was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Survivors are six daughters, Miss Mamie DICUS, at home; Miss Margaret DICUS of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Dorothy WINGER of Mishawaka; Mrs. Goldie WALTERS of Tippecanoe; Mrs. Ola WISLEY of Argos; Mrs. Jane BAILEY of Argos; two sons, Harry [DICUS] of Allanson, Mich.; Arthur [DICUS] of Lakeville; three sisters, Mrs. Nora RIDDLE of Conaway, Mich., Mrs. Cora HOWARD of Jackson, Mich,; Mrs. Jennie IRWIN of Bremen and fifteen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Walnut Church of the Brethren 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. C. C. CRIPE of Bremen will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home.

Tuesday, September 16, 1952

Dr. James R. King
Despondency over ill health is believed to be the cause of Dr. James R. KING's suicide at Silver Lake Monday evening.
The 83-year-old pysician died at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw at 6:32 o'clock Monday evening following his stabbing of himself at 5:30 p.m. at his office in Silver Lake.
Alva SUMME, a residet of Silver Lake, witnessed the deed. Summe was making a visit to the doctor's office and upon knocking, heard nothing more than a mumble. Upon entering he saw the doctor seated in a chair with a surgical knife poised above his heart. Seeing Summe, the aged physician plumged the instrument into his heart before Summe could reach him.
Summe immediately called his brother to bring an ambulance. The doctor was rushed to the medical center but was pronounced dead a short time later.
Deputy Coroner George PULLMAN said that death was caused by internal bleeding due to a perforation of the cardiac muscle, and also named a dose of some unknown drug as a contributing factor.
Dr. King had been in ill health for the past two years. He had been a practicing physician for 59 years, the past 10 in Silver Lake. He came here from Macy.
He is survived by the wife, Dora [KING]; one son, Paul S. KING of Ft. Wayne; three brothers, Dr. W. F. KING of Indianapolis, Dee KING of Pennsboro, W. Va., and Dr. George M. KING of Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle MYERS and Mrs. Gertrude PAINTER both Columbus, O., and Mrs. Ida McFARLAND Mt. Pleasant, O., five grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Summe Funeral Home at Silver Lake. Services will be held at E.U.B. Silver Lake church at 1:30 o'clock thursday afternoon with Rev. SWANSON officiating. Burial will be in the Linderwood cemetery at Fort Wayne.

Carl Beck
Carl BECK, 69, lifelong resident of Rochester and vicinity dropped dead 10:45 a.m. today at the Chamberlain cigar store, E. 8th street. Dr. A. E. STINSON and Dr. John GLACKMAN, who were called, pronounced death due to a coronary occlusion. Mr. Beck had been suffering from heart ailment for the past year or more.
He was born April 3, 1883, on a farm in the McKinley neighborhood northeast of Rochester. His parents were James and Sarah (CARR) BECK. On November 5, 1904 he was married to Gertrude MURPHY. Mr. Beck was a retired farmer.
Surviving are his wife [Gertrude BECK], at home (1323 South Franklin Ave.); three sons, Lester and Herbert of Rochester; Earl [BECK] of Smith Valley, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred LARAMORE of Hamlet; Mrs. Esther HOPKINS of this city; a brother, Lee BECK of Rochester; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandson. A daughter, Mrs. Ruth DEITERTT, preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, September 17, 1952

O. C. Montgomery
Relatives of the late O. C. MONTGOMERY of Talma desire that the names of several step-children be published. These are:
Mrs. Agnes KRAMER, Mrs. Ruth RITTER, both of Plymouth; Mrs. Esther MATHEWS of Rochester and Charles and John MILLER of Talma. There are also ten step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Cpl Richard W. Boer, Jr.
Funeral services for Cpl. Richard W. BOER, Jr., R.r. 1, Culver, who was killed in action in Korea July 3, will be held at the Easterday Funeral Home, Culver, Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. H. J. THOMSON, officiating.
Military services will be held at the Culver academy with the Culver American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in charge. The body is scheduled to arrive Wednesday afternoon and will be taken to the Easterday Funeral Home.
Cpl Boer was born in Chicago July 21, 1933, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard BOER, Sr. He spent most of his life there, coming to the Culver community to spend the summer months at the Boer farm.

Carl Beck
Funeral services for Carl BECK will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. William HUGHES will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Dr. James R. King
Last rites will be held Thursday at the E.U.B. Silver Lake Church for Dr. James R. KING, 83-year-old physician, of Silver Lake, who committed suicide by perforating the cardiac muscle with a surgical knife.
The suicide was witnessed by Alva SUMME, who summoned an ambulance, but the physician died of internal bleeding, according to deputy coroner George PULLMAN, who also listed an unknown drug as a contributing factor.

Thursday, September 18, 1952

Tessa Judy
Mrs. Tessa JUDY, of North Manchester, passed away at her home in that city Wednesday evening. She had been critically ill for the past two weeks.
Mrs. Judy, the sister of Mrs. Mattie KRIEGHBAUM of Lake Manitou, is survived by a son and daughter.
Funeral services are to be held 2 p.m. Saturday in North Manchester. The relatives request that no flowers be sent.

Marion Milton Myers
Marion Milton MYERS, who resided on East Walnut street, Argos, died at noon Wednesday at McDonald Hospital, Warsaw. He had been ill several years.
Myers, aged 76, was born April 10, 1876 in Miami county. He lived in the Plymouth-Argos community all his life. He was a retired frmer.
He was marrid on April 11, 1899, to Minnie ROBERTS, who died in 1949.
He was a member of the Argos Methodist Church, and for many years a member of K. of P. ad Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are three granddaughters, Sally, Suzanne and Mary SWIHART, of Argos; one sister, Mrs. Cora GROSSMAN, Plymouth; one brother, Calvin MYERS, Bloomington, Mich., one daughter, Mrs. Edna SWIHART, died in 1945. Another son died in infancy.
Friends may call in the Grossman Funeral Home, where services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, with Rev. Ray W. KUHN of Hebron officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Flowers are asked to be omitted.

Mary Louise Pressel
Mrs. Mary Louise PRESSEL, 26, and her unborn infant son died at 12:15 a.m. today as a result of a heart attack.
Her death came unexpectedly although she had been ill for the past 12 days. The pressels came here from Peru two and a half years ago.
She was born December 14, 1925 in Decatur county, Indiana, the daughter of Thomas J. and Elizabeth Ellen (MOORE) KITCHIN. She was married on March 10, 1946 to Donald R. PRESSEL at the Spring Hill United Presbyterian church, near Greensburg. Mrs. Pressel graduated as a registered nurse from the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, in 1946. She was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian chuch and the Twelvette Club, of this city.
Survivors are the husband, two sons, Richard Wayne and Roderick William [PRESSEL] at home; her parents of Clarksburg; two brothers, John KITCHIN of Greensburg and Frank KITCHIN of Campbellsville, Ky., a sister, Mrs. Martha RUSS of Indianapolis. A daughter preceded her in death in 1948.
Brief services in charge of Rev. James K. MacFARLANE will be conducted 9 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The body will then be taken to the Spring Hill United Presbyterian church where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Spring Hill cemetery, near Greensburg.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Fred Kinsey
Friends here have received word of the death of Fred KINSEY, 76, which occurred Wednesday evening at his home, 2443 North Pennsylvania street, Indianapolis.
He had been a resident of Wolf's Point, Lake Manitou, for 40 years. For many years he operated the large "Pastime" pleasure launch on the lake and also operated a boat rental landing adjacent to his home on the southwest shore of Manitou.
Mr. Kinsey came here from Peru around 1912 and for several years operated a news and lunchstand in the inter-urban station in that city. He had been in ill health for the past year. However, he spent most of this summer at his lake home before returning to Indianapolis.
He was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge and is survived by his widow.
Final rites will be held Saturday afternoon at Short's funeral home at Mt. Vernon, Ind.

Mary Blanch Tucker
Mrs. Charles H. TUCKER, 68, residing near Burkett, died at 9:15 o'clock Tuesday evening at Woodlawn hospital, after an illness of five months.
She was born Mary Blanch FLENAR, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alice [sic] MIDDLETON FLENAR on February 18, 1884, near Beaver Dam. She lived in the beaver Dam and Burket communities all her life and was married on August 24, 1902, to Charles H. TUCKER.
Besides the husband, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Harry HERENDEEN, Silver Lake; Mrs. Chester CHRISTION, Bourbon; Mrs. Homer HOLLOWAY, Warsaw and Mrs. Henry HARTMAN of Akron; one son, Harold TUCKER of Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Walter ROGERS, Akron; Mrs. Cloyce BAUM, Mentone and Mrs. George KIEFER of Marion, O., and two brothers, Merl FLENAR, Rochester, and Charles [FLENAR], Warsaw.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron, where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. Leo HILL, Silver Lake, officiating. Burial will be in Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Milo Bowen
Milo BOWEN, 91, living five miles southwest of Akron, died at 3:35 o'clock Wednesday morning at his residence following an illness of two months.
He was born August 31, 1861, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel BOWEN, and lived his entire life in the Akron community. A retired farmer, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Omega church, four miles southwest of Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the cemetery adjacent to the church. The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to the residence at 4 o'clock this afternoon.

Friday, September 19, 1952

Abraham L. Whitmer
Abraham L. WHITMER, 83, former superintendent of the Rochester City school, died at 5:30 a.m. this morning at his home, 1119 North Michigan street, South Bend.
Mr. Whitmer suffered a stroke a few years ago and had been in failing health since that time. He and his wife moved to South Bend in 1938 after he retired as superintendent of the Rochester schools.
During his 31-year tenure in office here, he was instrumental in the building of the new high school building and the gymnasium, which was named in his honor. He became superintendent of the city schools in 1907.
Mr. Whitmer was born in Greene township, St. Joesph county, on April 1, 1869. He was maried to Maude L. FULLMER at Mishawaka in 1898. While in Rochester he was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and upon moving to South Bend his membership was transferred to the South Bend Methodist church.
Professor Whitmer received his A.B. and A.M. degrees at Indiana University. He also attended Harvard for a year and did post graduate work at the University of Wisconsin.
Surviving with the widow are a son, Orville F. WHITMER of Tippecanoe City, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. John J. EAST of Sheridan; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Welsheimer funeral home, South bend. Rev. William E. CLARK of the South Bend Methodist church will officiate.
The body rests at the funeral home.

Claire Margot Conkle
Claire Morgot CONKLE, 6 1/2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul CONKLE of this city, died at 2:10 a.m. today in the Northern Indiana Childrens' Hospital, South Bend, after making a gallant fight for her life, during which she was given 12 blood transfusions.
Her death was attributed to anemia caused by the drug chloromycetin, according to attending physicians. The first two or three transfusions were given from supplies of the Fulton County Blood Bank and later they were made direct by Rochester citizens. The child had been critically ill for three and a half months.
She was born November 19, 1945, at Sidney, N.Y., and came to Rochester with her parents when but six months of age. The Conkles reside at 1302 South Madison street.
Claire Margot was the daughter of Paul and Ruby (COCHRAN) CONKLE. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city.
Survivors are the parents; three sisters, Paula, Cindy and Lynn [CONKLE] at home; her paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. E. C. CONKLE of Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. P. B. MUNSON of Danville, Va.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Arthur G. Richards
Following an illness of four months' duration, Arthur Guy RICHARDS of Argos died at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth. For the past year Mr. Richards, who was a bachelor, had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar BRANSFORD, of Argos.
He was born in Argos on June 27, 1880, the son of Moses and Eliza RICHARDS. Mr. Richards attended the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Adelaide GUNDERSON of Chicago, and nephew, Floyd RESLER also of Chicago.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Allen B. RICE, II, of Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakhill cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, September 20, 1952

Claire Margot Conkle
Final rites for little Claire Margot CONKLE who passed away at South Bend, Friday, will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. James K. MacFARLANE of the Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Huntington, Ind. cemetery.

Monday, September 22, 1952

Floyd Zook
Floyd ZOOK, former resident of the Denver, Ind., community passed away Sunday at his home in Peru, where he had resided for the past few years.
He was born on what is known as the Aaron ZOOK farm near Denver where he resided for most of his life. Mr. Zook was an active member of the Denver Baptist church and served in various offices of that edifice. He attended the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago where he studied for the ministry. His parents were Aaron G. and Emma (DELP) ZOOK, who preceded in death as did his brother, Omar [ZOOK], on May 18, 1935.
Survivors are his wife, Vesta HARPER ZOOK; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry MULLEN, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., and Mrs. William LOWRY, Indianapolis; a son Grant ZOOK, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Walter KNISLEY, Kokomo, and a number of nieces and nephews. Miss Flo DELP of this city is an aunt of Mr. Zook.
Brief funeral services will be held at the funeral home in Peru, 11 a.m. Tuesday and the final rites will be at the Denver Baptist church 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be in the Mexico cemetery. Miss Delp plans to attend the services.

Nettie Bowen
Mrs. Nettie Elnora BOWEN, 70, was found dead in bed 3 p.m. Sunday at the home of her brother Roy MILLER, southeast of Akron. Death was believed caused by a heart attack.
She was born December 9, 1881, near Millark, daughter of Henry and Sarah (ALSPACH) MILLER. She was married to George BOWEN who preceded in death in 1947. Mrs. Bowen was a member of the Laketon Christian church.
Surviving are three sons, Norris [BOWEN], Huntington; Ralph [BOWEN], Kokomo, and Clarence [BOWEN], Washington, D.c.; two daughters, Mrs. Leonard DRUDGE, Claypool and Mrs. Chester FIGERT, Payne, Ohio; three brothers, Roy MILLER near Akron; Jake MILLER, Rochester, and Fred MILLER, Talma; two sisters, Mrs. Walter BOCKOVER and Mrs. William KERN, both of Peru and seventeen grandchildren. A brother, Vern MILLER preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron Church of God. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Omega cemetery, southwest of Akron.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron.

Bonnie Marie Ault
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton for the two-day-old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miller AULT, route 1, Rochester. Rev. Don McGUIRE was in charge of the rites.
The little baby had been named Bonnie Marie AULT. Her death occurred at Woodlawn hospital, Saturday 8:30 a.m.
Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Margaret Kay and Dana Ruth [AULT], at home.

Tuesday, September 23, 1952

William R. Stapley
William R. STAPLEY, 82, retired farmer of Walnut, was found dead at 4 p.m. Monday by his wife. Death was caused by a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past several months. The deceased had many friends throuhout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
He was born February 19, 1870, in Lincoln, Neb., and came to Argos from Illinois a number of years ago. He was the son of Fredrick and Martha STAPLEY. On March 4, 1897, he was married to Clara BENSYL at Lincoln, Ill.
Surviving are his wife, Clara [STAPLEY], at home; a brother Henry STAPLEY, Rock Island, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Lida WILLIAMSON, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Milo CORMICAN, of Argos will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, September 24, 1952

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Thursday, September 25, 1952

Hugh W. Miller
Hugh W. MILLER, 76, farmer residing two miles southeast of Akron died at 12:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. He had been in ill health for the past eight months. He had many friends throughout the eastern section of the county where he had resided throughout his life.
Mr. Miller was born March 22, 1876, at Akron. His parents were Simon and Lenora (MASTELLAR) MILLER. His first marriage was to Alwilda PONTIUS in 1897; she died in 1916. In 1935 he was wed to Mary KELLER.
He was a member o the Cooperative Brethren church, of Akron.
Surviving are the widow; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer DICKEY, Akron; Mrs. Vera HOUGH, Mishawaka; Mrs. Charles SHIPLEY, Peru and Mrs. Warren LEHMAN, Villa Park, Ill.; a son, Ralph [MILLER], Akron; a brother, Sam [MILLER], Indianapolis; sister, Ms. Amanda GINN, Akron; sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two daughters and a son preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Akron Brethren church. Rev. Ralph HUFFMAN and John SMELTZER will officiate and burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery, south of Akron.
Friends may call at the Miller home until 12:30 p.m. Saturday at which time the body will be taken to the church by the Sheetz Funeral Home attendants.

Infant Hanna
Funeral services for infant Hanna, born to Charles W. and Edna Pearl (DILLON) HANNA, route 3, Argos, were held at 11 o'clock this morning at the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos. Prayer services were given by Rev. Allen B. RICE, II of the Argos Methodist Church, with burial in Poplar Grove cemetery. Death came at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
The child is survived by two sisters, Sharron and Louise and one brother, Charles Harry [HANNA], Jr.

Friday, September 26, 1952

Phillip W. Jones
Robert J. WAGONER, R. R. 1, has just received word of the death of Mrs. Wagoners father, Phillip W. JONES, 42, which occurred at the home of the deceased in Indianapolis late Tuesday night in a heart seizure.
Mrs. Wagoner is a patient at Healthwin hospital, South Bend, where she has been under treatment since last May 3rd. She is the mother of two children.

Saturday, September 27, 1952

Mildred Joan Thompson
Bulbar poliomyelitis early Friday evening claimed the life of Mildred Joan (NORRIS) THOMPSON, 28, of Argos, while a patient at Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis.
Mrs. Thompson, mother of four daughters and a son, was rushed to the Indianapolis hospital last Monday when diagnosis revealed her illness due to polio.
Born March 31, 1924 in Union township, Marshall county, she was the daughter of Everett and Eva NORRIS. With the exception of a short residency in Southern Illinois, she had resided in Marshall county her entire life.
She was married Jan. 5, 1946 to Lee THOMPSON and with him established a home on North Maple ave., Argos, where she has since resided. She was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church, at Argos.
Surviving are the husband; daughters, Sharon, Kathryn, Mary and Barbara [THOMPSON]; a son, John [THOMPSON]; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett NORRIS, Culver; a brother, David NORRIS, Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Phyllis SCHOONOVER, Indianapolis; and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna NORRIS, Culver.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. CST at Poplar Grove Methodist church with the Reverends FORAKER and Allen B. RICE officiating. Burial will be in the adjacent church cemetery.
The body will rest at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m., when removal will be made to the church.

Regina Slusser
Mrs. [Regina] SLUSSER, 79, a lifelong resident of the Macy and Twelve Mile communities, died at 11:15 Friday night at Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru. Death followed an illness of two months with complications.
The deceased was born in Cass county, near Twelve Mile, on Dec. 29, 1873, the daughter of Joseph and Regina (STOUT) FENIMORE. She was united in marriage on March 15, 1897 with Jacob Benton SLUSSER who preceded her in death in 1937. Her last residence was a farm three miles southwest of Twelve Mile.
Mrs. Slusser was a member of the Macy Methodist church, and of the Maccabee lodge, Peru.
Surviving are, two sons, Jesse [SLUSSER] at home; Leroy [SLUSSER], Evansville; three daughters, Mrs. Edna RABER, Mrs. Wilma STROMINGER, both of Peru; Retha [SLUSSER], at home; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mary POWELL, Macy.
Final rites will be held at the Macy Methodist church Monday at 2 p.m. CST. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy.
The body will be removed Sunday morning from the Ditmire chapel, Fulton, to the residence, where friends may call.

Monday, September 29, 1952

Ralph E. Garber
Ralph E. "Hack" GARBER, 56, junior member of the contracting firm of Deniston & Garber of Rochester, was killed instantly at 7:30 Sunday morning at a railroad crossing on a counry road one-half mile west of Converse, Ind.
Garber's car, a 1954 coach, was carried 120 feet and his lifeless body thrown 150 feet after he had driven into the path of a Pennsylvania train. Vision at the crossing was obstrcted by trees and shrubbery, investigating officers said.
The deceased was well known in Rochester where he made a host of friends. He has been associated with A. L. DENISTON of this city in the road and bridge construction business for several years. His home was in the Converse vicinity, where he spent his entire life.
He was born in Converse Aug. 30, 1896, the son of Harry and Estella GARBER. His wife, who survives, was the former Bessie LOY.
Other survivors are four sons, Hubert C. [GARBER], Rochester; Franklin, Donald and Burt [GARBER] of Converse; one daughter Mrs. Charles HAYNES, also of Converse; several grandchildren.
Private services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Larrison funeral home in Converse. The Rev. R. S. GRUBB will officiate. Burial will be in Converse IOOF cemetery.
Friends may meet the family at the funeral home.

Tuesday, September 30, 1952

[no obits]

Wednesday, October 1, 1952

George P. Buchanan
George P. BUCHANAN, 55, well known Rochester attorney, passed away 9:30 a.m. today in the New Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for the past ten days. Mr. Buchanan spent the last week end here with his wife and returned to the hospital Monday.
An unconfirmed report received here around noon today stated Mr. Buchanan had undergone an operation late yesterday, for the removal of a brain tumor. He had been in failing health for the past several weeks.
For several years Mr. Buchanan has been engaged in the law and real estate business in Rochester with offices located over The Boston Store. He served as Prosecuting Attorney from 1933 to 1934. Mr. Buchanan was a graduate of Indiana University and was an accomplished musician having played several years with the I. U. Band. He also was a member of the old Rochester Citizens Band.
Mr. Buchanan was born in Rochester the son of the late Peter M. and Margaret BUCHANAN. He was married a few years ago to Miss Hazel McCALLA, who survives. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Letion and the Moose Lodge of this city.
Survivors are the wife, at 936 Park St., this city and a brother, Harry BUCHANAN, of South Bend. A brother, Blythe BUCHANAN preceded him in death.
The body was returned to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home late this afternoon. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. Ralph Bohn
Mrs. Ralph BOHN, 47, sister of Mrs. Russell BARTHOLOMEW of Rochester, died Tuesday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock in the Mother Cabrini Hospital in Chicago.
Funeral services will be held in Chicago Friday morning at 9 o'clock.
Mrs. Bohn was a frequent visitor at her sister's home here.

Thursday, October 2, 1952

Hester Walmer
Plymouth, Oct. 2. -- Mrs. Hester [METCALF] WALMER, 101, long time resident of Bourbon, passed away at the Haven Hubbard Home in New Carlisle Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m. She had been seriously ill for about six weeks.
Mrs. Walmer was born in Fulton county Sept. 19, 1851. She was married May 24, 1876 to John WALMER, a Civil War veteran, who is deceased. She had been a resident of Bourbon from the time of her marriage until entering the home in 1948 and was well known throughout the community.

George P. Buchanan
Final rites for George P. BUCHANAN will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Charles M. SMITH officiating. The Leroy Shelton Legion Post will accord full military honors and interment will be in the Rochester mausoleum.
Mr. Buchanan died 9:05 a.m. Wednesday in the new Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis, following an operation for the removal of a brain tumor.
He was born in Rochester June 21, 1898, the son of Peter M. and Margaret J. (RICHESON) BUCHANAN. He was married to Hazel McCALLA, April 29, 1948, at Orleans, Indiana.
A member of the Rochester Grace Methodist chuch, he belonged to the Moose and Masonic lodges, the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post, the Fulton County Bar Association and the Elks lodge at Peru.
He is survived by his wife, this city, and a brother, Harry BUCHANAN, Kalamazoo, Mich. A brother, Blythe [BUCHANAN] preceded him in death in 1944.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, October 3, 1952

[no obits]

Saturday, October 4, 1952

Elva G. Shewman
Mrs. Elva G. SHEWMAN, 72, of Akron, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Saturday in the Dukes Hospital, Peru, following a two months illness. She had been a resident of Akron for many years and had a large acquaintance of friends throughout the eastern section of the county.
Elva G. [JONTZ], daughter of Thomas and Melissa JONTZ was born April 23, 1880 at Silver Lake, Ind. In 1897 she was married to Worthy B. SHEWMAN. Mrs. Shewman was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Georgia JENKINS, Peru; three sons, Merl SHEWMAN, Peru, Dever SHEWMAN, Mishawaka and Ed SHEWMAN, Akron; a sister, Mrs. Ethel LOCH, Valparaiso; three brothers, Chester and Russell JONTZ, Etna Green and Everett JONTZ, Columbia City; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Two sons and a daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Akron Methodist church with Rev. Claude FAWNS and Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

Mabel North
Mrs. Mabel NORTH, of route 2, Mishawaka, died Thursday morning at her home following a year's illness. She was a former resident of Talma, having left that community 29 years ago.
She was born February 29, 1888, at Talma. Her maiden name was Mabel KESLER. She was married to Chris NORTH on August 22, 1904. He died in 1951.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Walter CRACKEL, Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Lester MILNE, Valparaiso and Mrs. Earl DICK, Claypool, and two brothers, Russell KESLER, Dell, Cal., and Estes KESLER, Vandalia, Mich.
Funeral servides were held at 2:30 p.m. today in the Hollis funeral home, South Bend. Rev. Howard D. NEEL, pastor of the South Bend First Methodist church, officiated. Burial was made in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial park cemetery.

Monday, October 6, 1952

Edward M. Hetzner
Edward M. HETZNER, 77, former resident of this city, passed away Saturday in Burbank, Calif. Mr. Hetzner had been a resident of Burbank only a few weeks, going there from Fort Wayne, where he had resided for the past 40 years. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis. During his residency in Rochester a number of years ago, Mr. Hetzner was employed as a baker.
He was born in Rochester, the son of Michael and Rebecca (BAILEY) HETZNER. He was married to Bessie CHESTNUT, who preceded in death.
Survivors are a son, Robert Kenneth HETZNER, Burbank, Calif.; a daughter, Gretrude CULLEN, Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; a brother, William HETZNER, Morenzi, Mich. and a sister, Mrs. Julia DAVIDSON, of this city.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will arrive Wednesday evening on the Erie train and will be taken to the funeral home where friends may call.

John C. Smith
John Calvin "Jack" SMITH, 83, of Argos, died Saturday noon in he Lakewood Hospital, Lakewood, O., where he had gone for a check-up a little over a week ago. Mr. Smith had been a resident of Argos since 1944, coming there from Indianapolis.
He retired a few years ago after 35 years of service with the Nickel Plate Railroad as superintendent of locomotives and cars.
He was born March 4, 1869 at Middletown, Ind. In 1895 he was married to Laura HELSEL. Mr. Smith was a member of the board of directors of the Argos Lions club and also the Izaak Walton Club.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma GREEN, Cleveland, O., and Miss Myrtle SMITH, Indianapolis; three grandchildren; two brothers, David [SMITH], Middletown, Ind., and Melvin [SMITH], Michigan City; and two sisters, Mrs. Nancy COOPER, Anderson, and Mrs. Elizabeth COOPER, Middletown.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with Rev. Allen B. RICE, II, of Argos, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 7, 1952

Rev. H. M. Riggle
Rev. H. M. RIGGLE, 416 W. 5th street, this city, passed away 4 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home No. 1, where he had been a patient since Sunday. Rev. Riggle suffered a stroke of paralysis last Friday evening and failed to rally. He had been in ill health for over six months.
He moved here 14 years ago and served as pastor of the Church of God for two years. Mr. Riggle then accepted a call from an Anderson church and later was pastor of a Defiance, O. church. He returned to Rochesteer six years ago.
For 23 years he was president of the Gospel Trumpet, a religious magazine published at Anderson. He and his wife also served in the foreign missionary fields for several years.
Rev. Riggle was born Feb. 18, 1872, at Mateer, Pa., the son of George and Mary (ASHBAUGH) RIGGLE. He was married to Minnie M. SHELLHAMER on Jan. 12, 1893. Rev. Riggle was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are his wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. M. R. BALLENGER, Rochester; Mrs. Charles WHITE, Akron and Mrs. George PONTIOUS, Huntington; two sons, Herbert A. [RIGGLE], Huntington and George W. RIGGLE, Jacksonville, Fla.; nineteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. A daughter, Naomi [RIGGLE] preceded in death.
Funeral services in charge of Dr. A. T. ROWE of Anderson will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Church of God. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.

Lottie M. Fisher
Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie M. FISHER, 84, former resident of Mexico, who died Friday in Santa Monica, Calif., will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
She was born in Pennsylvania, Sept. 24, 1868, the daughter of Edwin and Margaret KLINE. She was married to Edward FISHER, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Mexico Baptist church.
Survivors are a son, Victor [FISHER], Santa Monica, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Olive COLEMAN, South Bend; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Wednesday, October 8, 1952

Herman C. Engle
Herman C. ENGLE, 50, a Wabash railroad engineer, residing on route 2, Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday following a coronary embolism. He had been ill only three hours. Mr. Engle resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou near the FVW home.
Mr. Engle came here from Danville, Ill., a year ago. He was born Dec. 19, 1901 in Miami county, Ind., the son of Henry and Parlee (LEES) ENGLE. He was married to Kathryn GRUNDEN on March 17, 1923, at Covington, Ky. Mr. Engle had been employed as an engineer for the Wabash Railroad for 29 years.
He was a member of the Manitou FVW Post, this city and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Surviving are the wife, son, James ENGLE, Rochester, N.Y., two daughters Mrs. Elizabeth Ann ARNOLD, Macy, and Mrs. Harriet BOSSARD, Ft. Wane, a brother, Walter ENGLE, Peru, two sisters, Mrs. Jess WELCH and Mrs. Clarence PIER, Peru, and six grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until 9 a.m. Thursday at which time the body will be taken to the Brookman funeral home, Peru where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral, Friday 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.

Louie Dell McVay
Following a two-and-a-half months illness, Mrs. Louie Dell McVAY, 75, 316 W. Second street, this city passed away 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been a patient in the hospital for the past month.
Mrs. McVay was born Sept. 27, 1877, in Goshen. Her parents were John and Nancy (MOORE) BRYANT. She was wed to Luther James McVAY in 1909. He preceded in death in 1942. Mrs. McVay was a member of the Rochester EUB church and the Women's Benefit Association.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Owen DAVISSON, Rensselaer; two sisters, Mrs. Otto SMITH and Mrs. Bertha SMITH both of Rochester; two grandsons, David and Terry DAVISSON, Rensselaer.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home with the Rev. William HUGHES officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, October 9, 1952

Henry Stauffer
Final rites for Henry STAUFFER, 95, who passed away Wednesday morning at the home of his son Neal STAUFFER of South Bend, will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Richland Center church. Burial will be in an adjacent cemetery.
Mr. Stauffer was a former resident of Walnut, where he was engaged in the carpet and rug weaving business for many years.
Besides the son, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Tenia KINDIG, New Carlisle, nine grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Edward M. Hetzner
Funeral services for Edward M. "Ed" HETZNER, former resident, will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, pastor of the Christian church will officiate. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Hetzner passed away last Friday in Burbank, Calif.

Friday, October 10, 1952

Adolph Skersick
Glen SKERSICK, of the Farmers & Merchants Bank, returned yesterday from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he attended the funeral of his father, Adolph SKERSICK, who died last Saturday following an operation.

David H. Benedict
Funeral services for David H. BENEDICT, 80, who died 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul, Ind., will be held in that city, Sunday. Graveside services will be conducted at the cemetery in Elwood, Ind.
Mr. Benedict was born July 4, 1852, at Elwood, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin BENEDICT. He served as chief of police of Alexandria for a number of years. Mr. Benedict was a member of the Elks Lodge.
Survivors are his wife, Minnie [BENEDICT]; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth REED, California; a son, Paul [BENEDICT], Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Benjamin [BENEDICT], Jr., Wireton, Pa., and George [BENEDICT], Elwood; three sisters, Nettie DOUGLAS, Warsaw; Mrs. Bertha KARCH, Elwood and Mrs. George POLLOCK, Rochester.

Julia Ellen Clark
Mrs. Julia Ellen CLARK, 87, passed away 10:30 a.m. today at her home 308 Jefferson street, this city. She had been seriously ill for the past 11 weeks. Mrs. Clark had been a resident of this city over 30 years.
She was born Sept. 4, 1865 in Miami county, Indiana, the daughter of Joseph and Ellen (Van KIRK) HARDING. On February 27, 1888 she was married to Milton POFFENBARGER, who died March 26, 1923.
Her second marriage was to Calvin CLARK Sept. 17, 1925. He preceded in death Feb. 28, 1942. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Church of God and taught Sunday school there for a number of years.
Survivors are a foster daughter, Mrs. Fred KING, of this city; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two nieces, Mrs. Minnie SEABRING and Mrs. Estella LOCKHARD, both of Rochester, a nephew, Clarence POFFENBARGER, this city and several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester church of God. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the home Saturday and Sunday until the hour of the services.
Nettie Fegelman
Atty. E. B. De VAULT of Kewanna, has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Nettie FEGELMAN, which occurred on Sept. 30, in Los Angeles, Calif., where she has lived for over 40 years. Her husband died about 20 years ago. She was past 72 years of age and was a member of the Christian Science church.

Saturday, October 11, 1952

Jerry Pratt
Funeral services for Jerry PRATT, 45, former resident of Rochester and Akron were held Friday in Detroit, Mich. Those attending from this vicinity were Ralph PRATT, Mrs. Gloria BOWEN and Mr. and Mrs. Roland PRATT.
Mr. Pratt passed away October 7, in the Herman Kiefer Hospital, Detroit, following a major operation on a lung.
He was born in the Sugar Grove community, southeast of Rochester on Sept. 7., 1907, the son of J. W. and Nettie (MILLER) PRATT. He was married to Ellen BOTHROYD in December of 1933.
Survivors are the wife and a son, Edward [PRATT], both of Detroit; two brothers, Ralph PRATT of near Akron and E. L. PRATT, of California; a niece and nephew; an aunt, Mrs. Lillie WEAVER, of Rochester and an uncle, Irvin MILLER, of Macy.
Burial was made in a Detroit cemetery.

Monday, October 13, 1952

Marjorie Petty
Mrs. Marjorie PETTY, 42, 210 East Sixth street, was killed instantly at 7:59 o'clock Saturday night when the 1950 Chevrolet whe was driving was struck by a speeding Erie passenger train at the Ginther crossing, west of the city.
Riding alone, Mrs. Petty is believed by investigating officers to have stalled her car on the tracks and was unable to get it started before the crash.
A verdict of accidental death in the crash was returned by Coroner Dean K. STINSON today.
The crash occurred on the eastbound main track of the Erie system and the force of the impact caused the car to roll 136 feet before finally coming to a stop. Following the initial impact, the car was carried some 50 feet before being thrown clear. It then bounced off a signal control box and continued rolling until it came to rest on the west bound main track.
The body of Mrs. Petty was found by Deputy Sheriff Dee HOLLOWAY 78 beet from the scene of the crash, lying in the grass 17 feet north of the westbound main track.
The 14-car pullman train was eastbound from Chicago and was due to arrive in Rochester at 8:09 p.m.
According to Engineer John KUTZ of Huntington, the car was spotted on the tracks but the train was unable to stop before the crash. Following the collision the train continued several hundred yards before it could be brought to a safe stop. The train was damaged, as a result of the crash, between the fourth and fifth car. The Diesel locomotive was unable to continue and another engine replaced it.
The crossing is unguarded, although it gives drivers a clear view for northbound traffic. Investigating officers believe that due to the roughness of the crossing, Mrs. Petty had shifted gears while on the track when the car stalled.
The accident was investigated by State Trooper Wayne JORDAN, Deputy Sheriff HOLLOWAY, Chief of Police Porter RHODES and Patrolman Earl GRAHAM.
Eulalie Marjorie [HATCH], daughter of Leland "Lee" and Nina (CARVEY) HATCH,was born December 15, 1909, near Macy. Several years ago she was married to Darwin PETTY.
Mrs. Petty, for the past seven months, had been employed at the Kingsbury Ordnance plant. Previously she was a receptionist in the offices of Dr. E. V. HERENDEEN for several years and also served as bookkeeper for the M. Wile Sons store. She was a member of the Eastern Star lodge of this city and of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are her father and stepmother of near Macy; two brothers, Myron HATCH, Lakeville and State Patrolman John HATCH, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Mary REYONE, Griffith, Ind.; two step-brothers, Dr. Virgil MILLER, Akron and Donald MILLER, Columbia City; a step-sister, Mrs. Annabell NIXON, Plymouth, and several nieces and nephews. Her mother preceded her in death in 1932.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. Gordon HYDE, assisted by Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. The Rochester O.E.S. will conduct their services at the church.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home from Monday evening until the hour of the services.

Laura Beeber
Rochester relatives and friends have been advised of the death of Mrs. Laura (CLEMENS) BEEBER, 91, which occurred in Sawtelle, Cal., Oct. 8 with burial there Oct. 11.
The deceased was the wife of the late Sam BEEBER. She was born and reared in Fulton county, moving to California some 25 years ago. The Beebers' last address here was on West Ninth street. Mrs. Beeber was a relative of Samuel CLEMENS (Mark TWAIN), noted author and humorist. She leaves several relatives in Fulton county.

Roy S. Hanna
Roy S. HANNA, 91, who passed away in St. Petersburg, Fla., last Thursday, was born in Rochester in 1861 according to a lengthy article which appeared in the Friday edition of the St. Petersburg Times.
Mr. Hanna, who had been blind for the past several years, was the founder of the first open-air post office in the U.S. He received nation-wide publicity concerning the acceptance of his plans for the St. Petersburg building and served as postmaster of that city from 1900 to 1927.
Mr. Hanna's father, during his residency in Rochester, owned and operated a woolen mill which was located a few blocks north and west of the Otis HAGAN property, north of the city on U.S. 31. Soon after the Civil War the Hannas moved to Kankakee, Ill., and established a mill there. Later they moved to Marysville, Tenn., where they engaged in the same business.
In his earlier years, Mr. Hanna taught school at Williamsport, Ind.; then engaged in the law business at Knoxville, Tenn., and upon moving to Florida owned and operated newspapers in the vicinity of St. Petersburg until he entered government service.

Tuesday, October 14, 1952

John M. Quinn
John M. QUINN, 42, Culver, injured Aug. 29, in an auto accident southwest of Plymouth, died Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital. He had remained unconscious in the hospital where he was taken immediately after the accident.
Surviving are the wife, Helen [QUINN], and a daughter, Eileen [QUINN] of Culver; his mother, two sisters and one brother, all of Newark, N.J.
Services were held this morning at St. Mary's Catholic church in Plymouth, with burial in Culver cemetery.

Harley G. Robbins
Funeral services will be held at the Fletchers Lake Methodist church at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon for Harley G. ROBBINS, 62, retired railroad telegrapher.
Mr. Robbins died at his farm home near Fletchers Lake at 10 o'clock Monday morning.
Born July 25, 1889 at Plymouth he was the son of John and Anna (HOBBS) ROBBINS. He was a member of the Fletchers Lake Methodist church, past master of the Kewanna Masonic lodge; past patron of the O.E.S.
Survivors are the wife, Effie [ROBBINS]; a daughter, Mrs. Lois STOUT, Indianapolis; one stepson, Commander DeVon HIZER, Coronado, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
The body was taken from the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center this morning to the residence where friends may call. Friends are asked to omit flowers.

John W. Baggerly
John William BAGGERLY, 79, retired farmer of the Fulton community, died shortly before noon Monday at Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis.
A native of Illinois, he was born in Edgar county, that state, Dec. 28, 1878. He had been a resident of Liberty township for the past 25 years, moving there from Benton county, Ind. His wife, Ida May [BAGGERLY], passed away in March 1931. Surviving are a brother, Charles BAGGERLY, Fulton; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie LAVERY and Miss Ida BAGGERLY, both of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held at the Ditmire chapel, Fulton, at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday with the Rev. Leonard FLETCHER, officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery, Alexandria, Ind. The body rests at the Ditmire funeral home where friends are welcome.

Wednesday, October 15, 1952 to Friday, October 17, 1952

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Saturday, October 18, 1952

Pvt. Paul E. Spice
The body of Pvt. Paul E. SPICE, 21, who drowned in a flash flood while on duty in Korea last Aughsst 18, has arrived in San Francisco on the transport Beaver Victory.
The body is expected to arrive in Akron in the near future and will rest at the Sheetz funeral home, according to arrangements made yesterday by the family.
Pvt. Spice entered the service Oct. 16, 1951 and was attached to the US 45th Division at the time of his death. He is survived by the father, Sidney SPICE of near Disko; two brothers, Clyde [SPICE] of Rochester and Don [SPICE] of Akron.

Monday, October 20, 1952

Mrs. Charles Bevon
Mrs. Charles BEVON, 69, passed away 9:30 o'clock Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold V. MILLER, 404 West Ninth street, this city.
She is survived by her husband, Charles C. BEVON, this city; another daughter, Mrs. Jack MUNSEE, Bloomington, and three sisters and four brothers.
The bevons recently came to Rochester from Mishawaka, where Mr. Bevon was employed by the City of Mishawaka for several years.

Tuesday, October 21, 1952

Bessie G. Shaffer
Mrs. Bessie G. SHAFFER, 60, of Tippecanoe, passed away 3:35 a.m. today at her home. She had been ill for the past two years. Mrs. Shaffer had resided in Tippecanoe practically all of her life, with the exception of a few years in Huntington and Athens.
She was born July 18, 1892, at Tippecanoe, the daughter of George and Eliza MARKS. In 1911 she was married to Ossa E. SHAFFER.
Survivors are the husband; four sons, Harold [SHAFFER], South Bend; Burdette [SHAFFER] of Homewood, Ill.; Roscoe "Jim" [SHAFFER] of Argos and George [SHAFFER] of Tippecanoe; three daughters, Mrs. Arlene JEFFERIES of Tippecanoe; Mrs. Donna M. BOTICK of South Bend and Mrs. Betty STULTS of South Bend three sisters Mrs. Elsie ENLOW of Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Sylvia SOBIKI of South Bend and Mrs. Mary HORN of Warsaw; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and four brothers, George, William, Ernest and Walter MARKS, all of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Tippecanoe Christian church. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home Argos until 10 a.m. Wednesday at which time the body will be removed to the Shaffer home in Tippecanoe.

Wednesday, October 22, 1952

Stella Jones
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella JONES, former Fulton county resident who died Monday night at her home in Detroit, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday at the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.
Mrs. Jones was born in Cass county, April 21, 1873. Her husband, Clement JONES, preceded her in death in 1925.
Survivors are four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Inez JONES, Detroit; Mrs. Doren DeVINNEY and Mrs. Betty HOFFMAN, both of Mt. Clemens, Mich., and Mrs. Hazel ROCKENBAUGH, Peru; Paul JONES, Detroit; Howard JONES, Denver, and Celevoe JONES, Royal Oak, Mich.

Oliver F. DeHaven
Oliver Fayett DeHAVEN passed away at 8:45 a.m. today, his 66th birthday anniversary, at his home eight miles southwest of Akron. He had been in ill health for the past two years. All his life had been spent in the vicinity of Akron and Macy with the exception of 11 years residency in New Mexico.
A native of Miami county, he was born Octoer 22, 1887, the son of Oliver and Christinia (WANLEY) DeHAVEN. He was married to Fara N. CUTTERBAUGH on February 12,1903. Mr. DeHaven followed the occupation of farming. He was a member of the Brethren church of Center Chapel.
Surviving are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth POWELL, Akron, and Mrs. Mae DAWALT, Macy; two sons, Ambrose DeHAVEN and Oliver DeHAVEN, both of Indianapolis, and twelve grandchildren.
Announcement of funeral arrangements will be made Thursday by the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. The family requests friends and relatives to omit flowers.

Ora O. Leech
Ora O. LEECH, 85, retired farmer residing two-and-a-half miles north of Athens, passed away 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. His death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been a resident of the Athens community throughout his entire life.
He was born September 10, 1867, to John and Elma (RICKEL) LEECH. His wife, Delilah LEECH, passed away in March of 1951.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude BALL, at home and Mrs. Harold Van DOREN, Akron; a son, John LEECH, of near Rochester, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Moyer and Haupert funeral home, Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, October 23, 1952

Oliver F. DeHaven
Funeral services for Oliver F. DeHAVEN, who died Wednesday morning at his home near Macy, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ebenezer church. Services will be in charge of Rev. Austin GABLE, south of Peru, and Rev. Roscoe PHENGER, Gilead. Burial will be in the Paw Paw cemetery, four miles southeast of Roann. The body rests at the DeHaven residence.

Elbie V. Conley
Graveside services were held this afternoon for Elbie V. CONLEY, four-month-old son of William and Dorothy (PUCKETT) CONLEY, route 4, Rochester. Burial was in the IOOF cemetery.
Survivors are the parents and two sisters, Brenda K. and Wilma Jean and one brother, William [CONLEY], all at home. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bernie CONLEY of route 4, Rochester and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James PUCKETT of Salyersville, Ky.
The baby passed away at the home of his parents four miles west of Rochester Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. and had been ill one month. He was born June 14, 1952.

Mrs. Stephen Krizak
Word was received here at noon today of the death of Mrs. Stephen KRIZAK, of Phillips, Wis. Mrs. Krizak is the mother of Mrs. James WALSH, of this city. Mrs. Walsh had been at her mother's bedside for the past week. Her husband, James WALSH, is employed at the U. S. fish hatcheries, this city.
Mrs. Krizak is survived by her husband, five sons, five daughters and nine grandchildren.

Friday, October 24, 1952

John Cool
John COOL, 74, farmer residing two miles southwest of Argos, passed away Thursday morning at his home from a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the past few years.
Mr. Cool was born January 24, 1878 in Miami county and had been a resident of Marshall county since 1905. He was married to Elva MOON in 1900 at Argos.
The deceased was a member of the Argos Christian church, the Masonic Lodge and served as a trustee of the church for many years. He also was a trustee of Walnut township and served one term on the Marshall county board of commissioners.
Surviving are the wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Cecil UMBAUGH, Argos; a brother, Harry COOL, Enterprise, Ore., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Argos Christian church, with the Rev. J. Robert COOVERT in charge. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos.

Alice Middleton
Mrs. Alice MIDDLETON, 91, died at 4:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nellie KELLY, Argos. Mrs. Middleton had been a resident of Argos for 25 years, coming there from Warsaw.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George THORNBURG, she was born April 7, 1861 at Warsaw. In 1912 she was married to Jesse B. MIDDLETON. Mrs. Middleton was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Nellie KELLY; Mrs. Dorothy PETERSON and Mrs. Gladys HUDSON, Traverse City, Mich.; three sons, Dr. William MIDDLETON, Argos, Gerald MIDDLETON, Omaha, Nebr., and Glen MIDDLETON, California; a sister, Mrs. Jennie THOMAS, Mentone; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. Rev. James R. COOVERT will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Eva Louella Kamp
Argos friends have received word of the death of Mrs. Eva Louella (LAKE) KAMP, which occurred Thursday at her home in Elkhart.
Mrs. Kamp, who was a former resident of Argos, had resided in Elkhart for the past 32 years. She is survived by six children. A son, Emery [KAMP], veteran of World War I, was drowned in the St. Joseph river in 1920, soon after his return from Europe.

Ora Ross
Mrs. Etta RANS, of this city, today received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Ora (RANS) ROSS, 77, Youngstown, Canada. Mrs. Ross died Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, of Elmwood Park, Ill.
Mrs. Ross who was born August 4, 1875, is survived by her husband, Jack ROSS, a son and daughter; two sisters; three brothers; two half-sisters and several grandchildren.

Saturday, October 25, 1952

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Monday, October 27, 1952

Thomas J. Van Doren
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, for Thomas J. [Van DOREN], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Van DOREN, who died Saturday evening at Woodlawn Hospital. Rev. Dale KRIEDERMAN, of Winona Lake, officiated and burial was in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The infant is survived by his parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Van DOREN, of near Akron, and Mr. and Mrs. Lofton JOHNSON, Akron. Mrs. Van Doren formerly was Miss Doris JOHNSON.

Ada Elizabeth Christian
Mrs. Ada Elizabeth CHRISTIAN, 76, former resident of the Walnut community, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Sunday at the Brethren Home in Mexico, Ind. Mrs. Christian was removed to the Mexico Home two months ago from her residence at 210 Water street, Plymouth.
She was born February 4, 1876, at Tyner, Ind., the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth MARKLEY. In 1910, she was married to John CHRISTIAN, who preceded her in death in 1941. The Christians resided in Walnut for many years and moved to Plymouth in 1936. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Walnut.
Surviving are a brother, Chancey MARKLEY, Argos, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren. Rev. Roy RICHEY, pastor of the church and Rev. Merlin CASSEL of Plymouth will officiate.
The body rests at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call until noon Tuesday. It will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, October 28, 1952

Sue Lowe
Rochester friends early today were apprised of the death of Mrs. Bennett LOWE, 74, of Brook, Ind., which occurred Monday afternoon on a train while she was enroute to her daughter's home in Washington,D.C.
Mrs. Lowe's maiden name was Sue SCHAAF. She was born on a farm three miles north of Rochester near the Tippecanoe River bridge. In her earlier years she was a teacher in the Rochester schools.
Mrs. Lowe is survived by two daughters and a twin brother, Mark SCHAAF, Lansing, Mich.

Grace Nusbaum
Mrs. Grace NUSBAUM, 73, a former resident of Rochester, passed away Monday afternoon at her home on Little Chapman Lake, near Warsaw. She had been ill for the past six months. Mrs. Nusbaum had resided near Warsaw since 1937. She also had formerly resided in Goshen and Indianapolis.
Her parents were Cyrus and Mary MORNINGSTAR of this city. Mrs. Nusbaum was a member of the Warsaw Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband; a sister, Mrs. Mae BASSETT, Monticello.
Rites will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Charles M. SMITH of the Rochester Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, October 29, 1952

Moore Infant
Funeral services for an infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hugh MOORE, 905 Jackson Boulevard, were held 3 p.m. today at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial was made in the Moore family lot in the Citizens cemetery.
The infant died at birth 5:02 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving are the parents, Frederick Hugh and Mary (PYLE) MOORE, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. PYLE, of this city.

Jesse M. Ball
Jesse M. BALL, formerly of the Burton community, passed away at 3:30 a.m. today at his home, 1818 South Carol street, South Bend. He is survived by his wife Mary (SHADEL) BALL.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Friday in the Hays funeral home, South Bend.

Pvt. Paul F. Spice
Funeral services for Pvt. Paul F. SPICE, 21, who was killed in action in Korea on August 18, 1952, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Silver Creek church, with the Rev. Victor YEAGER in charge of the rites. The Akron American Legion Post will conduct graveside services.
The body arrived in Akron over the Erie R.R. at 2:45 p.m. today and was taken to the Sheetz funeral home where friends may call after Thursday noon. It will be taken to the church at 12:30 Sunday.
Paul F., son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney SPICE, was born October 12, 1930 at Silver Lake. His mother preceded him in death in 1950. Prior to his entry into the services on October 16, 1951, he was employed by the General Tire Co., Wabsh. Paul graduated from the Akron H.S. with the class of 1949.
He received his training at Fort Custer, Michigan and in Hawaii. Paul was sent overseas last June and had served with the 45th Division of the U.S. Army just a month before he was fatally wounded in action.
Survivors are his father; two brothers, Clyde [SPICE] of Rochester and Don [SPICE], route 1, Silver Lake. he was engagted to Patsy DICK, of Akron.

Thursday, October 30, 1952

Brig. Gen. Leigh R. Gignilliat
Culver, Ind., Oct. 30. (INS) -- Word was received in Culver today of the death of Brig. Gen. Leigh R. GIGNILLIAT, former Commander of the Indiana American Legion department and former Culver Military Academy superintendent, in a hsopital in Maywood, Ill., last night.
Gen Gignilliat, who was 77 years old, was born in Savannah, Ga., and held degrees from Emerson Institute, Trinity College and Kenyon College. He was Legion Commander in 1920-21.

Friday, October 31, 1952

Hugh Martin
Hugh MARTIN, 41, 1856 College, South Bend, was fatally injured about 5:30 p.m. Thursday when the car he was driving glanced off a bridge guard post and overturned in a ditch.
The acident occurred about six and one-half miles south of the city on U.S. Highway 31.
Martin, former manager of the Colfax theatre in South Bend, was employed as district manager for Balaban & Katz theatre chain. He was killed instantly in the crash, from a broken neck and crushed chest.
According to witnesses, Martin was believed to be traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred. He was driving north on U.S. 31 and passed a car deiven by S. D. LIVINGSTON, South Bend. After passing the Livingston car, Martin is said to have been traveling too fast to avoid a rear-end collision with a car driven by Louis N. RUGGE, also of South Bend. Rugge, is was learned, knew the accident victim.
Another car, driven south by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence MILLER of Wabash, was approaching the bridge at the time of the mishap, making it impossible for Martin to also pass the Rugge auto.
Martin apparently swerved to avoid colliding with either the Rugge or Miller car and slid 225 feet down the berm adjacent to the highway. He then turned his 1952 Buick convertible to avoid hitting the bridge abutment. In doing so, the car glanced off one of the bridge guard posts, leaped across a ditch about 30 feet wide and plowed into the side of the embankment some five feet from the top of the 16-foot deep ditch. There the car slid down into the bank, rear end first, with its front resting in mid-air.
The force of the impact against the side of the ditch is believed to have snapped Martin's neck.
An ambulance was rushed to the scene of the accident, but Martin was pronounced dead upon arrival at Woodlawn Hospital.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman funeral home and later removed to the Hickey Funeral Home in South Bend.
The accident was investigated bg State Trooper John HATCH, Fulton County Sheriff Laurence NORRIS and Coroner Dean K. STINSON.

Saturday, November 1, 1952

Brig. Gen. Leigh R. Gignilliat
Final rites for Brigadier General Leigh R. GIGNILLIAT, 77, former head of the Culver Military Academy, were held in Academy's Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. today.
Gen Gignilliat passed away Thursday in the Hines Veterans Hospital, Hines, Ill. Burial was made in the Culver Masonic cemetery.

Monday, November 3, 1952

Chloe B. Shaffer
Mrs. Chloe B. SHAFFER, 70, of Argos, was fatally injured at 8 p.m. Sunday when she was struck by an auto driven by Richard TROWBRIDGE, 29, 117 1/2 Towle Street, Mishawaka.
The accident occured on U. S. 31, two and a half miles south of Plymouth. The injured woman was rushed to the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, but was pronounced dead upon arrival. Death was attributed to multiple fractures and internal injuries.
Mrs. Shaffer, who was accompanied in her car by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Carl SHAFFER, South Bend, had drawn off on the side of the highway when she discovered the car had a flat tire. The women had sent to the Carl ZEHNER farm home nearby for assistance.
After waiting for a few moments Mrs. Shaffer started across the road, presumably in an effort to help contact the Zehners, when she was hit by Trowbridge's northbound auto.
Mr. Troubridge stated he did not see the Argos woman and after giving a complete report of the accident was released by Marshall county officers and state patrolmen who investigated.
Mrs. Shaffer, daughter of Henry and Adeline QUALLS, was born at Argos on June 14, 1882, and had been a resident of that community all her life with the exception of a year in South Bend. She was married to Frank SHAFFER, December 13, 1899. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are her husband, Frank, 406 Maple street, Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Madaline TOWN, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Leora ABBOTT, Argos; a son, Carl SHAFFER, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Iva THOMAS and a brother, William F. QUALLS, both of South Bend; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with Rev. Ernest TREBER of Darlington, officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple [Grove] cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Dan F. Reahard
Funeral services for Dan F. REAHARD, 76, who died at Roann Saturday, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Brethren church, North Manchester. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery. Mr. Reahard had been a teacher in Indiana schools and Manchester College for over 50 years and was well known throughout the northern sections of the state.
He was born Jan. 21, 1876, near North Manchester. His parents were Frank and Ellen REAHARD and was married to Frances FLORA at Roann on April 9, 1898. He was a graduate of Manchester College and also attended Tri-State University and the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Reahard was a member of the First Brethren church of North Manchester.
Surviving are three sons, M. Everett REAHARD, Bonita Springs, Fla.; Jean F. REAHARD, Fort Myers, Fla. and Dan F. REAHARD, Jr., Wabash, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Roland LUKENS, route 2, Rochester; sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Elga Gordon
Mrs. Elizabeth Elga GORDON, 85, of this city passed away at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at the Stansbury Nursing Home following an illness of four years' duration. She had been a resident of Rochester and vicinity for over 45 years.
Mrs. Gordon was born June 4, 1867 at Kokomo, Ind., the daughter of Eli and Nancy HITHCOTE. Her husband, R. M. GORDON, died in 1948. Mrs. Gordon was a member of the Quaker church, of Kokomo.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Eva HIATT, Greentown, Ind.; four sons, H. N. GORDON, Farmville, Va.; Charles A. GORDON, Fayetteville, Ark.; Bill GORDON, South Bend and Jack GORDON, Rochester; a foster son, J. O. KAUFMAN, Peru; a foster daughter, Mrs. Ira BAKER, Frankfort; fifteen grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home, this city with the Rev. George CRANE in charge. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo, where burial will be made. Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home.

George Krieg
George KRIEG, 80, retired farmer, passed away at 10:25 a.m. Sunday at his home in Akron. He has been in failing health for the past year and a half. Prior to his retirement a few years ago, Mr. Krieg had resided on his farm four miles southeast of Akron for over 53 years.
He was born in Henry Township on June 28, 1872, the son of Phil and Sarah (KING) KRIEG. He was married to Bessie KUHN of Akron in 1899. Mr. Krieg was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors are the wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. John FREE, Fall City, Wash. and Mrs. Joe KROFT, Akron; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. George SMITH, of Roann and three brothers, Marvin, Harvey and John KRIEG, all of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron Church of God. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends ma call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at which time the body will be moved to the church to lie in state.

Tuesday, November 4, 1952

Elizabeth Elga Gordon
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Elga GORDON, 85, of Rochester, who died Sunday afternoon, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster Funeral Home. Graveside rites will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., instead of 2:30 p.m. as stated in Monday's paper.

Wednesday, November 5, 1952

Lucy Justus
Mrs. Lucy JUSTUS, 73, 116 West 12th street, this city, passed away 4 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient since October 4. Her condition had been critical for the last 15 days. Mrs. Justus had been a resident of this city for 22 years, coming here from Kokomo.
She was born in Tipton county, Indiana, on October 30, 1879, the daughter of Alfred and Hannah (SMITH) McCREARY. She was married to Frank JUSTUS on November 23, 1922. Mrs. Justus was a member of the Spanish American Ausiliary.
Surviving are her husband; two sons by a previous marriage, Robert M. KIRKMAN, Grovertown, Ind., and Eugene L. KIRKMAN, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Fred TAYLOR, Wheaton, Ill.; two grandsons, Richard and James KIRKMAN, Indianapolis and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Stephen GUBI will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, November 6, 1952

Charles Wright
Funeral services for Charles WRIGHT, 43, who died in a Logansport hospital Wednesday afternoon will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, this city. Rev. Fred YEAZEL will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
Mr. Wright was born Feb. 9, 1909 at Warsaw, the son of Norman and Katherine THOMAS WRIGHT. He was a member of the Rochester Church of god.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Katherine RUSH, this city; two sisters, Helen [WRIGHT], of California, and Mrs. E. J. MIKESELL, of Wheaton, Ill.; a brother, Harry WRIGHT, of this city; a half-brother, Paul EYTCHESON and a half-sister, Mrs. Russell SHUMAN, both of Rochester.

Evaline M. Cover
Mrs. Evaline M. COVER, route 1, Macy passed away 2 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home. She had been in ill health for two years. Mrs. Cover had been a resident of the Macy community for over 44 years.
Evaline M. [MILLER], daughter of Gabriel and Caroline (ESHELMAN) MILLER was born in Perry township, Miami county, on May 5, 1878. She was married to Jonathan COVER at Rochester in 1908. He died in 1948. Mrs. Cover was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Jessie CLEMANS, of Deedsville; a brother, Reuben MILLER, of Akron; three nieces, Mrs. R. J. CONNER, Mrs. Jack SEE, both of Macy, and Mrs. Milo COPLEN, of Rochester; and a nephew, Russell SAYGER, Waco, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Darrel F. TAGGART officiating. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
Josephine Tompkinson
Mrs. Josephine TOMPKINSON, who resides a quarter of a mile north of Rochester on U. S. 31, passed away Wednesday evening at 5:15 o'clock of a heart seizure. She had been in failing health for the past year and was seriously ill for the last three weeks.
Mrs. Tompkinson had been a resident of Lake Manitou and Rochester for 20 years.
Surviving are the husband, Albert [TOMPKINSON] and a son. Donald [TOMPKINSON], both of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. C. WEBER, Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Blanch ROLLING, Danville, Ill.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Foster funeral home.

Nora A. Wickizer
Mrs. Nora A. WICKIZER, 85, formerly of Argos, passed away at 12:15 Wednesday in the Major Hospital, Shelbyville, following six weeks' illness. For the past several years Mrs. Wickizer had made her home with her son, Donald WICKIZER, of Shelbyville, and her daughter, Mrs. Frances DOUGLAS, of Denver, Colo.
She was born January 7, 1867, in Walnut township, Marshall county, Ind. Her parents were Jacob and Margaret WARNER. In Novemer of 1891 she was married to Frank M. WICKIZER, who died in 1934. He was formerly the editor and publisher of the Argos Reflector. Mrs. Wickizer was a member of the Methodist church of Argos and the Maccabee lodge.
Surviving are six children: Donald [WICKIZER], Shelbyville; Miss Delsay WICKIZER, Pasadena, Cal.; Mrs. Frances DOUGLAS, Denver, Colo.; Russell R. WICKIZER, San Bernardino, Cal.; Miss Anita WICKIZER and Harold W. WICKIZER, both of San Francisco, Cal.; a twin sister, Mrs. William MYERS, Argos; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Roscoe WOOLINGTON, of Shelbyville and Rev. Allen B. RICE, of Argos will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday, November 7, 1952

Clarence E. Moore
Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Summe funeral home, Silver Lake, for Clarence E. MOORE, 62, who was found dead in bed at his home in that town, Tuesday morning.
Surviving are his wife, formerly Teressa KROFT, and seven children.

James M. Finney
James M. FINNEY, 72, lifelong resident of Argos, passed away early today in the St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend. He had been seriously ill for seven months. For the past five months he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Velia BRUGGEMA, of South Bend.
A native of Argos, he was born June 16, 1880, the son of Ezra and Mary E. FINNEY. He was married to Mable WARNER in 1906. Mr. Finney was employed as a railroader until his retirement a few years ago. Surviving are the widow, [Mable FINNEY]; a son, Leo [FINNEY], of Buchanan, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Velia BRUGGEMA and Mrs. Ardith GEYER, both of South Bend; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos with the Rev. J. Robert COOVERT officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Friends may call at funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, November 8, 1952

Alexander Melvin Parman
Alexander Melvin PARMAN, 67, of Burrows, Ind., died at 4:35 p.m. Friday in the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis. He had been seriously ill for months. Mr. Parman was formerly a resident of the Tiosa and Richland Center communities.
He was born Decemer 7, 1885, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (O'DELL) PARMAN. His wife, the former Ordelia McCOY, passed away in 1930. Mr. Parman was a carpenter.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Earl SMITH, Mrs. Raymond BRINEY, both of Rochester; Mrs. Samuel SMITH, of Walton and Mrs. Charles WALKER, of Burrows; three sons, Melvin [PARMAN], of Fulton; Hobart [PARMAN], of Fulton, Mo. and Vernon [PARMAN], of Burrows; thirty-seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rochester Church of the Nazarene with Rev. F. C. SAVAGE in charge. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home.

Monday, November 10, 1952

Harry Wilbur Hanna
A heart attack is believed responsible for a two-car, head-on collision near Fulton Sunday that claimed the life of an aged Plymouth resident and seriously injured a young soldier. The crash occurred six miles south of Rochester on State Road 25 about 5:20 p.m. Sunday.
Harry Wilbur HANNA, 85, 618 Pearl Street, Plymouth, was the victim of the crash. The injured soldier is A 3-c William R. ARNDT, 19, of Allegon, Mich., who was returning to his base at Chanute Field, Ill.
Hanna apparently suffered a heart seizure while driving his 1940 model coupe north along the highway. It is believed that he was either dead or unconscious at the time of the crash. His car was traveling on the wrong side of the highway at the time of the impact.
Both cars were demolished in the crash.
An ambulance was called from Fulton and both men were removed to the Woodlawn hospital, where Hanna wads pronounced dead upon arrival. Arndt was suffering from bad cuts about both knees, a broken right ankle. His upper front teeth also were broken off from the force of the crash.
Hanna was returning from Lafayette where he had been visiting his brother, Luther, who is confined to a Veteran's hospital there.
Hanna lived three miles southwest of Argos, coming there originally from Chicago.
He is survived by two brothers, Luther and W. L. HANNA, St. Louis. The body was removed to the Umbaugh Funeral Home at Argos where friends may call until Tuesday evening. At that time the body will be taken to the Leiter funeral home in Flora, where funeral services and burial will be held.

Opal Irene Oldfather
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Irene OLDFATHER, 37, R.R. 4, Rochester, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home. Rev. Charles M. SMITH, of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Oldfather died in Woodlawn Hospital at 6 p.m. Saturday from a heart ailment. She had been in failing health for four years.
She was born May 5, 1915, the daughter of Elijah and Lillian NEWELL McINTYRE. On December 31, 1934 she was married to Arthur OLDFATHER.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Linda Lou OLDFATHER; four brothers, Elliott, Adolph, Condia and Lawrence [McINTYRE), all of Tippecanoe; her mother, Mrs. Lillian McINTYRE, of Tippecanoe and a sister, Mrs. Bruce WARD, of Niles, Mich. Another sister, Mrs. Henrietta BRYANT, preceded her in death.

Ora Ross
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. John [Ora RANS] ROSS of Chicago, former resident of Kewanna, which occurred October 23, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert HARP, of Elmwood Park, Chicago. Burial was made in the Hinckley, Ill., cemetery.
Mrs. Ross is survived by her husband, [John "Jack" ROSS]; a daughter; a son, George RANS, of Hinckley; four sisters, Mrs. Etta RANS, of Rochester; Mrs. Kathryn McKENZIE and Mrs. Estelle ROSS, of Seattle; Mrs. J. W. CAHILL, Calgary, Canada, formerly of Kewanna, and two brothers, R. P. HICKLE, of Calgary, and J. S. HICKLE, of Rose Lynn, Alta.

Forest Arthur Calvert
The lifeless body of Forest Arthur CALVERT, 60 years old, was found about 5:30 o'clock this morning in the Tippecanoe River by two of his sons, Lovelle and Bill [CALVERT], who had searched all night for the missing man.
The body was located in about three feet of water, lying face down, a short distance from the bank. Death was attributed to a heart attack, according to Coroner Dean K. STINSON, who said no water was found in the dead man's lungs.
Calvert left his home at 931 Park street around noon Sunday announcing he was going fishing. When he failed to return home at supper time, members of the family went in search of him.
Around 8 p.m. they asked for aid from the local sheriff's office but the search was abandoned about 10 p.m. due to the darkness.
About day break this morning the boys resumed their search around the river bottoms. They came upon their father's car parked near the river on the property of Beaman SUDDITH, about six miles northeast of Rochester. The boys then made their way to the river bank where they soon came upon their father's fishing tackle box. A trout line was found, and about 50 feet downstream they came upon the body.
The local sheriff's office was notified, and Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, Deputy Dee HOLLOWAY and Coroner Dean K. STINSON rushed to the secne, where the man was pronounced dead.
It is believed Calvert slipped into the river, tried to crawl back up an embankment about four feet high, but due to the bank's muddy condition slipped back into the cold river, perhaps causing a heart attack.
Calvers had lived in Rochester nearly all his life and was employed by the city street department.
He was born April 20, 1892, in Fulton county, the son of Robert H. and Nora Ann BLACKETOR CALVERT. He first was married to Susie WALTZ on Feb. 18, 1912. She died in 1919. He married Edna HARRIS on April 18, 1931.
Besides the wife, he is survived by five sons: Lovelle M., Robert A., Ralph and Bill, all of Rochester, and Jimmy [CALVERT], at home; five daughters: Mrs. Mary ROCK of Rochester; Clara, Carol, Helen and Barbara [CALVERT], all at home. One daughter, Coda A. [CALVERT], preceded him in death. Also surviving are one brother, John [CALVERT], of Brooklyn; one sister, Delfin GARCIA, Los Angeles; three grandsons and one granddaughter. One brother, Joseph [CALVERT], preceded him in death.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home from where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Harold SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, November 11, 1952

Cora B. Wickizer
Mrs. Cora B. WICKIZER, 79, of 300 South Michigan street, Argos, passed away 6:30 p.m. Monday. She had been in ill health for two years.
Mrs. Wickizer was born in Walnut Township, Marshall county on June 12, 1873. Her parents were James and Martha DAVIS. She was married to John M. WICKIZER on Dec. 24, 1893. He died on April 13, 1931. Mrs. Wickizer was a member of Argos Christian church and taught Sunday School for several years. She was also a member of the Argos Monday club.
Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Umbaugh funeral home. Rev. Robert COOVERT will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Frank James Buckingham
Frank James BUCKINGHAM, 68, Fulton County circuit court bailiff, dropped dead at 4:05 p.m. Monday at his home at 516 Indiana avenue. He had just returned from his duties at the Court House when the fatal attack seized him. Death was instantaneous.
Mr. Buckingham had countless friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties. He and Mrs. Buckingham had been residents of Rochester for seven years, coming here from Fulton.
A native of Fulton county, he was born October 25, 1884. His parents were Virgil and Annabelle (STUDEBAKER) BUCKINGHAM. He was married to Hazel EASTERDAY on December 4, 1912.
Mr. Buckingham formerly was marshal of the town of Fulton and also was a member of the Fulton fire department. He also was a member of a Fulton county quartet which made numerous appearances throughout northern Indiana and also over radio station WLS in Chicago.
The survivors are his wife; two daughters and a son, Mrs. Annabell LITTLE, of Kokomo; Mrs. Pauline JONES, and Eugene BUCKINGHAM, both of this city; two granddaughters, Donna Jean BUCKINGHAM and Terry Sue JONES; two sisters, Mrs. Ada TEEL and Mrs. Ethel HARDING, both of Peru. A brother, Leonard [BUCKINGHAM], and a sister, Mrs. Iva EVANS, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. George CRANE, of this city, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 12, 1952 to Thursday, November 13, 1952

[no obits]

Friday, November 14, 1952

William Foglesong
Mrs. Michael HINES of Kewanna received word Tuesday that her cousin, William FOGLESONG, of Barstow, California, has died. Burial took place in Barstow. he will be remembered as the son of Mrs. Mary MARONEY-FOGLESONG.

Saturday, November 15, 1952

Francis Collins
Francis "Frank" COLLINS, 77, lifelong resident of Fulton county, passed away 7:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. Death resulted from a stroke which he suffered Friday. Mr. Collins had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. John ALBER, 1323 Main street, this city, for 22 years.
A native of Fulton county he was born March 3, 1875. He was married to Zella COPLEN on Jan. 8, 1902. She passed away in 1929. Mr. Collins was a retired farmer.
Survivors are several nieces and nephews and one granddaughter. I daughter preceded him in death in 1928.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster funeral home and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, near Talma. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, November 17, 1952

Annie Meoma Farry
Mrs. Annie Meoma FARRY, 83, 817 Jefferson street this city, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been seriously ill since November 5 and in failing health for several years. All of her married life had been spent in Talma and Rochester.
Annie Meoma [CREAMER], daughter of George D. and Isabelle (FULTON) CREAMER, was born February 1, 1869 in Belmont county, O. She was married to Otis FARRY on June 15, 1893. He preceded her in death in 1922.
Mrs. Farry was a charter member of the Talma Methodist church and was also a member of the Manitou Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Harold FENSTERMACHER, Steger, Ill.; two sons, Charles [FARRY], Mansfield, O., and Creamer [FARRY], at home; three brothers, Edwin and Thomas CREAMER, both of Belmont, O., and William CREAMER, West Virginia; three sisters, Mrs. Cynthia DEAMER, this city; Mrs. George FOREMAN, Columbus, O., and Mrs. Broda CLARK, Mentone and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Stephen GUBI, assisted by Rev. Charles Merrill SMITH, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester cemetery. Friends may call at the fneral home.
It was Mrs. Farry's wish that donations be made to the Heart, Polio or Cancer Funds instead of sending floral offerings.

Tuesday, November 18, 1952

[no obits]

Wednesday, November 19, 1952

Sterling M. Harvey
Mrs. J. H. GLASSLEY has received word of the death of her brother, Sterling M. HARVEY, which occurred during his sleep at Indianapolis, Tuesday morning.
Mr. Harvey had been employed in the Indianapolis post office for over 30 years. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Irvington American Legion Post.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, a brother, and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Shirley Brothers funeral home, in Irvington.

Benjamin Brandenberg
Benjamin "Ben" BRANDENBERG, 74, instructor in piano for over a half century in this city, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital. He had been a patient there since November 7 suffering from a heart ailment and diabetes. Mr. Brandenberg maintained his studio and residence at 714 1/2 Main street.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis "Frank" BRANDENBERG, he was born February 11, 1878, at Pittwood, Ill. He moved to Rochester with his parents in 1900. His father for a number of years owned and operated a lumber yard near the Erie Railroad corssing on North Main street.
Mr. Brandenberg was a member of the Rochester Christian church and was long-time organist there. He was also a talented musical director and presented numerous musicals during his residency here. Surviving are a nephew, Dr. Frank BRANDENBERG, Chicago; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Maude BRANDENBERG also of Chicago. Two brothers, Otto and Frank A. BRANDENBERG, preceded him in death.
Final rites will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, pastor of the Christian church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Watseka, Ill. The body rests at the funeral home, where friends may call.

Thursday, November 20, 1952

Vincent Miller
Vincent MILLER, 77, passed away 7:30 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home No. 1 following a few days illness. Mr. Miller became critically ill at his home 417 W. Second street, this city last Thursday. he had been a resident of this city since 1919.
A native of Fulton county, he was born March 14, 1875 to Silas and Anna (REAM) MILLER. He was married to Anna PUTZEY on July 4, 1895. She preceded in death in 1951. Mr. Miller was a retired Erie R.R. employee. He was a member of the Eagles, the Knights of Pythias and Maccabee lodges. He attended the Rochester Trinity Evangelical church.
Survivors are two sons, Harold V. [MILLER], of this city; Raymond F. [MILLER], of Frankford, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia SISK, of Warsaw; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a brother, A. E. MILLER, of Canton, Ohio. A son preceded him in death in infancy. Funeral services in charge of Rev. Stephen GUBI will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Anna Katherine Minardow
Mrs. William MINARDOW, Leiters Ford, passed away at 10:30 Wednesday evening at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been critically ill for the past two weeks and had been a patient in the hospital since November 8. Her death was attributed to uremia.
Mrs. Minardow had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Elkhart counties. She had been a resident of Leiters Ford for 16 years, moving there from Elkhart, where her husband had been engaged in the bakery business for a number of years.
Anna Katherine [SCHEER], daughter of Gustav and Katherine SCHEER, was born November 28, 1880 at Chicago. She was married to William MINARDOW on October 25, 1900, at Chicago. Mrs. Minardow was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church and Elkhart Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Gladys) WYLAND, a granddaughter, Annell WYLAND, both of Fort Myers, Fla. and a brother, Gustav SCHEER, Elkhart.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home, with the Rev. W. D. ARCHIBALD, Leiters Ford, officiating. The body then will be taken to Grace Lawn cemetery, Elkhart, where graveside rites will be conducted by Rev. Archibald. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home.

Friday, November 21, 1952 to Saturday, November 22, 1952

[no obits]

Monday, November 24, 1952

Thomas Harper
Thomas HARPER, farmer residing a mile north of Tiosa, died at 10:15 a.m. today from a heart attack. The body was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home Argos from where services will be conducted. Complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be carried in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Charles W. Hughes
Charles Walter HUGHES, 62, route 1, Plymouth, passed away at 7:30 a.m. today in Parkview Hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill one week from a heart ailment.
A former resident of Argos, he had resided in Plymouth for the past 25 years, where he was employed by the Plymouth Canning Co.
Born December 17, 1889 in Allen county, Ohio to James and Caroline HUGHES, he was married to Ethel PERSONETT on March 21, 1914 at Culver. Previous to his employment in Plymouth he was engaged in farming.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, James [HUGHES], Plymouth and Leroy [HUGHES] at home; two daughters, Mrs. Mary BOTTORFF, route 3, Plymouth and Helen [HUGHES], at home; two brothers, Glen [HUGHES], Plymouth and Milo [HUGHES], Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia KNOBLOCK, South Bend and Mrs. Sarah GROSSMAN, Argos.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson and Son Funeral Home, Plymouth. Rev. William Van WINKLE will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, until 5 p.m. Tuesday at which time the body will be taken to the Plymouth funeral home, where it will lie in state after 7 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of the services.

Plake Slonaker
Plake SLONAKER, 73, died Monday morning at his home in Plymouth after being seriously ill for the past month. Mr. Slonaker had resided in Plymouth for 11 years, where he was employed by the Marshall County Farm Bureau.
A native of Pulaski county, he was born October 7, 1879, to Isaac and Martha (MAHLER) SLONAKER. On April 23, 1912, he was married to Effie May WENTZEL.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Isaac [SLONAKER], Rochester; four daughers, Mrs. Howard GOSS, Plymouth; Mrs. Virgil WARRAN, Rochester; Mrs. William GOODMAN, Gary, and Mrs. Howard SEVEREID, Indianapolis; three brothers, Len [SLONAKER], Rochester; Bent [SLONAKER], Monterey, and Pete [SLONAKER], South Whitley; two sisters, Mrs. Mae HADDIE, South Bend, and Mrs. Mary ROBINSON, Winamac, and eleven grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson and Son Funeral Home, Plymouth. Rev. R. Richmond BLAKE will officiate. Burial will be in Bruce Lake cemetery.

Eldon H. Mow
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Delaware, O., for Eldon H. MOW, 58, who died at a Fort Wayne hotel from a heart attack early Thursday morning.
The deceased was born in Rochester, the son of Col. E. H. and Etta (TOBEY) MOW. He attended Rochester schools but left this city several years ago. He was employed as a traveling salesman and was making his route when the fatal attack came. The deceased and wife, Hazel [MOW], have resided in Delaware several years. They have spent the past several summers at Lake Manitou at their cottage on the North Shore.
Surviving besides the wife, are a son, Edward [MOW], and a grandson, both of Delaware.
Attending the last rites from Rochester were Mr. and Mrs. Donald PYLE and Mr. and Mrs. John PYLE, who returned home from the Ohio city Sunday evening.

Tuesday, November 25, 1952

Thomas Harper
Solemn High Requiem Mass will be said in the St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Chicago, Friday at 10 a.m. for Dring Thomas HARPER, R.R. 5, Rochester. Mr. Harper died suddenly Monday morning at his home from a heart seizure.
He had been a resident of the Tiosa community for the past seven years, coming there from Ober, Ind.
Born Feb. 12, 1881, in Chicago to William and Catherine HARPER, he was employed in that city for a number of years as a stationary engineer. He was married to Mary RADTKE on Aug. 11, 1909. Mr. Harper was a member of the St. Margaret's Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters of Chicago.
Survivors are his wife, route 5, Rochester; three sons, Edwin, Milton and William [HARPER], all of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Mable CRANDALL, who resides in Florida, and three grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until 10 p.m. today. The body then will be taken to the Walsh funeral home, 9900 South Throop Ave., Chicago, where it will lie in state until the hour of the services. Burial will be in the St. Mary's cemetery, Chicago.

Penelope Lynn Rigney
Penelope Lynn [RIGNEY], infant son of William H. and Patricia Joan (ESHELMAN) RIGNEY, 430 1/2 Main street, died at birth 9 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital. Funeral rites conducted by Rev. Mrs. RISLEY, were held at 11 a.m. today at the Athens cemetery. The services were in charge of the Foster funeral home, this city.

Wednesday, November 26, 1952

Madelene Greek Gault
Rochester friends have learned of the death of Mrs. Madelene Greek GAULT, wich occurred at 1:30 a.m. today at her home in Indianapolis. Her death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. For several years Mrs. Gault, nee Madelene LAMB, was employed as an assistant in Dr. C. E. GILGER's dental office.
She was born May 8, 1900, and during her residency in Rochester resided with her grandmother, the late Mrs. Anna FOGLE. The deceased had been a resident of Indianapolis for the past 10 years.
Surviving are a sister, two brothers and a niece and nephew, all of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the York funeral home, Elwood.

Thursday, November 27, 1952

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 28, 1952

Hiram Shadel
Following a month's illness, Hiram SHADEL, 86, passed away at 7:40 a.m. today at his son's home in Macy. A retired farmer, he had lived practically all of his life in the vicinity of Macy.
He was born July 9, 1866 in Williams county, Ohio, the son of Henry and Arvilla (BATES) SHADEL. He was married to Hanna E. WAGONER, who preceded him in death. Mr. Shadel was a member of Macy Christian church and the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Survivors are two sons, John and Joe SHADEL, both of Macy; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a brother, Stephen SHADEL, Alvordton, O. Four children preceded in death.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Macy Christian church, with the Rev. Leland PAUL in charge. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. The body will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home, Saturday morning to the John Shadel residence where friends may call.

Mina E. Geary
Mrs. [Mina] E. GEARY, 73, passed away at 2 a.m. today at her farm home six miles southwest of Akron. She had been in ill health for the past 10 years. Mrs. Geary had resided in Henry township for 10 years, moving there from Chicago.
Daughter of Jake and Ella (HEIDT) WEBER, [Mina E. WEBER] was born March 25, 1879 in Wooster, O. She was married to Charles M. GEARY in 1904, at Toledo, O.
Surviving are the husband and daughter, Lorys [GEARY], at home; a son, Albert [GEARY], Westminister, Cal.; a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. sunday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. W. K. ALNOR, Macy, in charge. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
Friends may call at the farm residence after 10 a.m. Saturday until noon Sunday, at which time the body will be taken to the funeral home to lie in state until the hour of the services.

Pearl Starr
Pearl STARR, widow of the late W. B. STARR, died at her residence in Kewanna at 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Mrs. Starr suffered stroke 12 years ago, and never fully recovered. She was 76 years of age.
She was born the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis N. COOK, at Ridgeville, Ind., June 6, 1876, but spent most of her life in the Kewanna district.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Alta MILLER, Mrs. Lorena SHERIDAN, Mrs. Catherine HUBENY and Mrs. Mildrede MASON, all of Kewanna; four sons, Wallace [STARR], of Culver, Lewis [STARR], of Lowell and George [STARR] of Kewanna, eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna at 10 a.m. Saturday morning with the Rev. H. F. BULGER officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery at Kokomo.

Donna Rodawald
Word was received here today of the death of Donna RODAWALD, 16, niece of Mrs. Carl ZARTMAN, R.R. 3, Rochester, in a Tucumcari, N.M. hospital Tuesday night, as a result of injuries received in an auto crash.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. RICE, formerly of Rochester and lived in Tucumcari. Details of the accident are lacking, but it is understood that seven persons were in the fatal car, at the time of the accident.

Dan. L. Kelley
Dan L. KELLEY, 77, well-known retired farmer, passed away 6:15 p.m. Wednesday evening at his home, 436 West Ninth street. He had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.
Mr. Kelley had been active in Farm Bureau work and many civic projects in Rochesrter and community.
He was born January 6, 1875, in Vermillion County, Illinois, to John and Catherine (MULLEN) KELLEY. He was married to Mary MAURY on October 3, 1900, at Rossville, Ill. For the past eiht years the Kelleys have resided in Rochester, moving here from their farm two miles west of the city.
Surviving are his wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Harold CARRUTHERS and Mrs. Leonard GAUMER, this city, and Mrs. Walter ROCKEY, Chicago; a son, Eugene KELLEY, this city; a brother Henry KELLEY, Kankakee, Ill., and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, assisted by Rev. Daniel S. PERRY, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Kelley home up until the hour of the services.

Saturday, November 29, 1952

Louis A. Mizgalski
Funeral services for Louis A. MIZGALSKI, 45, of near Akron, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Catholic church, this city, with the Rev. Charles SCHOLL officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Cross cemetery, Calumet City, Ill.
The Rosary will be recited at the Moyer and Haupert funeral home, Akron, at 8 p.m., Sunday. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Mizgalski died Thursday evening in the V.A. Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born Jan. 21, 1907 in Warsaw, Poland, and came to America when four months old with his parents, Miciyzslaw and Caroline (PERKOWSKI) MIZGALSKI. The family settled in Chicago where Louis was employed as a steel worker until three years ago. He was married to Anna Francis KENNEDY on June 22, 1929 at Chicago.
Mr. Mizgalski was a member of the Merley Legion Post, Akron; the St. Joseph church, Rochester; P.R.C.U. No. 336; Z.N.P., No. 887 and Holy Name Society, all of Chicago. He entered the Navy March 14, 1944 and was stationed at the San Diego, (Cal) Naval Base. He received his discharge Jan. 28, 1946 at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Ill.
Survivors are his wife, Anna [MIZGALSKI]; two brothers, Ted and Joe [MIZGALSKI], Chicago and a sister, Mrs. Regina REYMOLDS, Chicago.

Laura Smith
Mrs. Laura SMITH, 86, died at 10:35 a.m. Friday at her home in Macy after an illness of five months. She had resided in Macy for 45 years.
Mrs. Smith was born on a farm near Peru, October 3, 1866, the daughter of James and Louisa (YORK) YOST. In 1885 she was married to C. F. SMITH, who preceded her in death on April 8, 1931. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Macy Christian church and the O.E.S.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Emma SAUNDERS and Mrs. Bessie EDWARDS, both of R.R. 1, Macy, and a son, H. F. SMITH, also of Macy; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and two half-sisters, Mrs. Myrtle BACON, Akron and Mrs. Lela ALSPACH, Rochester.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton,with Rev. Leland PAUL officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at funeral home.

Fred Williams
Mrs. Edith BRYANT late Friday received word of the death of her cousin, Fred WILLIAMS, 73, which occurred Friday morning at his home in Lincoln, Neb. Mr. Williams was associated with the University of Nebraska for a number of years.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Roseann WHEATON of Mont Claire, N.Y., and two sisters, Miss Marjorie WILLIAMS and Mrs. Edith B. RUH, both of Hollywood, Cal.
Funeral services will be held in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday.

Donald E. Reinholt
Final rites for Donald E. "Don" REINHOLT, 42, route 4, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. Rev. W. D. ARCHIBALD, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be in the Monterey cemetery.
Mr. Reinholt passed away Thursday at 6:10 p.m. in the Starke Memorial hospital, Knox. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward REINHOLT, he was born on a farm near Monterey. His farm home was in Aubbeenaubbee township, near Leiters Ford.
Surviving are his wife, Ruby [REINHOLT], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara SANDERS, Culver; four sons, Ronald, Donald, Stanley and Jack [REINHOLT], all at home; his parents, Monterey, and a sister, Mrs. Roland JONES, Delong.
Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home, Culver.

Monday, December 1, 1952

Otis Milton Hunter
Otis Milton HUNTER, 81, passed away at 3 a.m. Sunday at his home, 212 North Main street, this city. He had been seriously ill for four weeks.
A native of DeKalb county, he was born March 7, 1871, to Jefferson and Emma HUNTER. He was married to Delilah GOSS on Decemver 25, 1892 and would have observed his 60th wedding anniversary this year.
Mr. Hunter ws a retired farmer and railroad employee. He was a member of the Rochester Trinity E.U.B. church and he Royal Neighbor lodge of Columbia City.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a niece, Mrs. E. GILLILAND, whom the Hunters raised; a brother, Cassius [HUNTER], Edwardsburg, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Mae NORRIS, Elkhart and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity E.U.B. church with Rev. Stephen GUBI in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until noon Tuesday after which time the body will lie in state at the church.

Theodore Allen
Rochester friends have just received word of the death of Theodore ALLEN, former resident, which occurred November 21st at his home in San Diego, Calif. Mr. Allen suffered a stroke six months ago from which he failed to rally.
During his residency in Rochester he was employed as a civil engineer at the Rochester Bridge Factory.
Mrs. William POLK, of Muncie, a relative of the deceased, flew to San Diego to be with Mrs. Allen for some time.

Hannah J. O'Connor
Rochester relatives early Sunday received word of the death of Mrs. Hannah J. O'CONNOR, which occurred Saturday night at her home in Indianapolis.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas J. and Martin P. [O'CONNOR], both of Indianapolis. Mrs. A. C. BRADLEY, of this city, is a nieces of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. from the Blackwell Funeral Home, 1503 North Meridian street, Indianapolis, and Requiem Mass will be held at the St. Philip Neri Church at 9 a.m. A. C. BRADLEY and son Robert, of this city, will attend the rites.

Tuesday, December 2, 1952 to Thursday, December 4, 1952

[no obits]

Friday, December 5, 1952

Edna Mae Burns
A coroner's verdict in the death of Mrs. Edna Mae BURNS, 29, who was fatally wounded about 3:10 p.m. Thusrday at her home two miles west and one mile north of Akron, by a bullet from a .22 calibre revolver, was delayed by further investigation today.
Coroner Dean K. STINSON said that no verdict would be rendered until tests had been made of the gun and fingerprints taken by Indiana State Police Laboratory technicians. This is expected to take two or three days.
According to the report of her husband, Ivan BURNS, Jr., as given to Sheriff Laurence NORRIS and Deputy Deverl HOLLOWAY, he had just returned from a hunting trip and had placed the bone-handled revolver, encased in a holster, on the kitchen table. He then went outside the house to clean some rabbits.
While at work in the back yard, he heard the report of the shot and rushed to the house, where his wife met him at the door holding her left side.
"Oh, the gun went off. Call a doctor. It hurts right here," she is reported to have said, before collapsing.
Placing her in the family car, Burns rushed to Dr. Virgil MILLER's office in Akron for aid. The doctor went outside the office to the car, noticed she was breathing faintly and started to administer a stimulant when she died.
No charges have been filed against her husband in the case.
It is believed that Mrs. Burns had started to pick up the gun and holster and move it to a safer place, when it dropped out, striking the arm of a rocking chair. A small knick was found in the arm of the chair, which would have caused it to discharge. The bullet entered the body just below the left breast.
Upon arrival at the scene, investigating oficers found the gun lying partly underneath the table, which was situarted on the north side of the room. The holster was found behind the rocking chair, a short distance away, near the west wall of the house.
Mrs. Burns was born Feb. 7, 1923 at Wabash, to Charles and Mary (THOMPSON) COON. She was married to Ivan R. BURNS, Jr., at Rochester in 1944. Mrs. Burns was a member of the Omega church, southwest of Akron.
Her mother passed away a number of years ago and in 1938 she was adopted by her aunt Mrs. Hugh NORRIS, of Rochester. Edna Mae attended grade school at Athens and was a student in the Rochester H. S. for two years.
She is survived by her husband and a nine-year old daughter, Judy Elzora [BURNS], who was in school at the time of the accident; the father C. C. COON of Leesburg; her aunt, Mrs. Norris; a grandmother, Mrs. Emma THOMPSON, Rochester; and several step-brothers and step-sisters.
Also surviving are three foster sisters, Ruby [NORRIS], Mary Louise WOLF and Irene [NORRIS], all of Rochester, and three foster brothers, Charles, Frank and Ralph [NORRIS], of Rochester; a half-sister Annette COON, two half-brothers Anthony and Lester COON all of Clinton, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Omega church. Rev. Harley FULTZ, of Rochester and Rev. Ben POWELL, of Akron will officiate. Burial will be in the Omega cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron until 12:30 p.m. Sunday at which time it will be taken to the church.
The accident also was investigated by Deputy Coroner Dale BERKEBILE.

Fred Sullivan, Sr.
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Fred SULLIVAN, Sr., of Moorland, Ia. Mr. Sullivan, a veteran of World War I, passed away Nov. 28 in the Veterans hospital at Des Moines, where he had been a patient since July 1.
He is survived by his wife; six children, Mrs. Richard STACY, Moorland; Pfc. Robert SULLIVAN, now serving in Korea; John, Rosemary, Fred and Shirley [SULLIVAN], at home; two grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters:
John, Roy and Cecil [SULLIVAN], Plymouth; Elmer [SULLIVAN], Buchanan, Mich.; Mrs. Ben SNYDER, Argos; Mrs. Chas. TOMB, Fulton; Mrs. Bert BOTTORFF, Plymouth and Mrs. Clark UNGER, South Bend.
Mr. Sullivan was born Aug. 16, 1891, at Plymouth. He moved to Iowa in 1907 and on Sept. 24, 1929, was married to Margaret HALLIGAN at Moorland. He was a millsmith and was employed by various construction firms throughout his residency in Iowa.
Final rites were held at the home in Moorland Tuesday.

Mildred May Little
Mrs. Mildred [May] LITTLE, 76, of near Grass Creek, passed away at 7 a.m. today in Niles, Mich., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold BRITTON. More details concerning her death will be in the Saturday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Lawrence R. Nye
Mrs. H. F. SMITH has received word that final rites for her father, L. R. NYE, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Nye home, 32 N. Carol Ave., Michigan City.
Mr. Nye, a former resident of Akron, passed away at noon Thursday. Further details were not given.
Word was received here yesterday of the death of Lawrence R. NYE, 72, a former resident of Athens, at his home in Michigan City. He passed away at 2:35 a.m. Thursday.
A retired motorman for the South Shore line, he has lived in Michigan City since 1928.
He was born Nov. 30, 1880, near Athens. He married Bertha ALEXANDER of Logansport on Dec. 23, 1907.
He is survived by the wife, Bertha; one son, George [NYE], of Lansing, Ill., one daughter, Mrs. Harvey [SMITH] of Macy and one brother, Arthur [NYE] of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Haas funeral home at Michigan City, with the Rev. Coleman SPARROW officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Caroline E. Smith
Mrs. Caroline E. "Callie" SMITH, 70, of Argos, was found dead in her home on Indiana Ave., Argos, at noon Thursday. Death, which was attributed to a heart attack, is believed to have occurred early Wednesday afternoon. Practically all of her life was spent in Argos and vicinity with the exception of a short residency in Wheeling.
Caroline Ellen, daughter of Stephen and Mary Jane WHITED, was born March 26, 1882 in Argos. She was married to Tom SMITH who preceded her in death. Mrs. Smith at one time was a member of the Argos Rebekah lodge.
Survivors are a brother, Earl WHITED, Esondido, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Effie Bell SHAFFER, Argos and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services, in charge of Rev. A. B. RICE, will be held at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 6, 1952

Mildred May Little
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred May LITTLE, 79, former Kewanna resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Prairie Grove church in Union township. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before the services.
Mrs. Little died at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold BRITTON, Niles, Mich.
The daughter of John and Caroline TUTTLE, she was born in Watseka, Ill, Feb. 16, 1879. Her husband, Vincent LITTLE, preceded her in death in 1944. Mrs. Little was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Watseka and the Ladies Aid of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church of near Kewanna.
She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Bertha GRUBE, Kewanna; Mrs. Minnie BRITTON, Elkhart; Mrs. Hazel STROUP, Varna, Ill; Mrs. Caroline MELLOT, of Oregon and Mrs. Harold BRITTON; three sons, Fred and William [LITTLE] of Valparaiso; James [LITTLE], of Rochester; four brothers, a sister, twenty-six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Bernice Severns
Mrs. Bernice SEVERNS, about 55, died at 10:45 a.m. today at the Woodlawn hospital, following a brief illness.
The wife of French SEVERNS, she resided two miles south of Rochester on U.S. highway 31. She was the daughter of he late Gary APT of Rochester and had lived all of her life in Rochester and Liberty townships.
The body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton, pending completion of funeral arrangements, which will be carried in detail in Monday's News-Sentinel.

Monday, December 8, 1952

Bernice Severns
Final rites for Mrs. Bernice SEVERNS, 44, who passed away at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulton Baptist church. Rev. Robert E. PRINZING and Rev. Don McGUIRE will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Bernice, daughter of Gary and Jessica APT, was born December 15, 1907, in Liberty township. She was married to French SEVERNS on October 16, 1928. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist church and was active in the affairs of the Fulton community for a number of years.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Dennis [SEVERNS], Fort Campbell, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. John ARMSTRONG, Monticello, and Mrs. Earl GUYER, Indianapolis; a brother, Dale APT, South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret SHOWLEY, Kewanna; Mrs. Olive HERROLD, Grass Creek; Mrs. Naomi HIZER, Macy and Mrs. Irma DRUDGE, South Bend.
Friends may call at the Severns home two miles south of Rochester on U.S. road 31.

Tuesday, December 9, 1952

Vida A. Dilsaver
Mrs. Vida A. DILSAVER, 85, well-known resident of Akron passed away at 12:15 p.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Urbin BAHNEY, six miles southwest of Akron. She had been in ill health for two and a half years.
She was born February 12, 1867, in Miami county, the daughter of Nathaniel and Katherine (DICKERHOFF) KAMP. Her first marriage was to Daniel RHODES and the second to Joseph DILSAVER. Both of her husbands are deceased; the latter passing away in 1947. Mrs. Dilsaver was a member of the Progressive Brethren Church, Claypool.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Fred YEAZEL and Mrs. Cynthia FRITZ, both of Rochester; Mrs. Nellie BAHNEY; three sons, Ralph RHODES, Roann; Charles DILSAVER, Peru; Theodore DILSAVER, Mishawaka; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Luella FALL, Greenville, Mich., and Mrs. Carrie HOFFMAN, Akron, and two brothers, Reuben KAMP and James KAMP both of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron. Rev. F. W. SAVAGE of Rochester will officiate and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, December 10, 1952

Homer G. Knight
Homer G. KNIGHT, 77, Indianapolis, former superintendent of the Akron school, passed away at his home Tuesday.
Before his retirement in 1945 he had been a teacher for 48 years in Indiana and was principal of Indianapolis School 34 for 17 years. Mr. Knight was a graduate of the Indiana State Teachers College and held an advanced degree from Indiana University.
Among other Hoosier schools where he served as superintendent were those at Odell, Charlestown, Scottsburg and Brownstown.
He is survived by his widow, a brother and a sister.

Thursday, December 11, 1952

[no obits]

Friday, December 12, 1952

Joan Lisey
A tragic accident involving a three-car collision at an intersection near Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Sunday, claimed the lives of two persons and seriously injured several others according to reports current here.
Fatally injured were Mrs. Joan LISEY, wife of John LISEY, Jr., Kewanna and the driver of the second car, whose name is not available.
Seriously injjured and confined in a Mt.Clemens hospital are John LISEY, the husband, Mrs. MURPHY, mother of Joan, and several others who were riding in the other cars involved. The extent of injuries could not be learned.
According to reports the second car involved ran a red light and crashed into the Lisey car. The third was a car following the Lisey's which plowed into the wreckage.
Mr. and Mrs. John LISEY, Sr., left Monday to be at the bedside of their son.
The small daughter o the Lisey's was not with them when the wreck occurred.

Saturday, December 13, 1952

Mittie M. Ford
Death came at 5:15 p.m. Friday to Mrs. Mittie M. FORD, 79, at her home one mile south of Lake Manitou. In failing health for several years, she was stricken Thursday noon.
Mrs. Ford was born in Fulton county, Sept. 19, 1873, daughter of Hiland and Hannah CRIPE. On Sept. 29, 1892 she became the bride of Morton FORD who preceded her in death in 1949. Her entire life was spent as a resident of Fulton county. She was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Surviving are four daughters and four sons: Mrs. Ada BRYANT, Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs. Gail LUCAS, Peru; Mrs. Mildred SEE, Denver; Mrs. Alice WAGONER, Rochester; Dean, Kokomo; Ernest, Charles and King FORD, all of this community; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mae [FORD], preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home, where friends are welcome.

Lyman Brackett Shelton
Relatives here have been advised of the sudden death of Lyman Brackett SHELTON, 50, which occurred at 11:30 o'clock Friday night at his home in Warrick, Va.
The deceased, a customs inspector for several years at Newport News and Warrick, was born in Rochester in 1902, the son of Maurice and Zoa (BRACKETT) SHELTON. He attended schools here and in Indianapolis and later served with the Marine Corps before entering the customs service. He was a member of the Warrick Baptist church.
Surviving are the wife, Mary L. SHELTON of Warrick; the mother, Mrs. Zoa SHELTON of Rochester; two brothers, Richard, Indianapolis and Maurice M. SHELTON, Chicago.
The body will reach Rochester Monday afternoon and rest at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until the funeral hour, 2 p.m., Tuesday. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Verle Hamilton
A former Laketon man, Verle HAMILTON, 51, was killed instantly Thursday morning while cutting timber in a woods near Berrien Springs, Mich., according to reports received in Laketon community.
The victim sustained a fractured skull when a large limb struck him. Hamilton made his home for several years at the Henry REIKEN residence in the Laketon community.
The body has been taken to the Wire funeral home in Wabash. Final rites are incomplete.

Monday, December 15, 1952

Elizabeth Haines
Mrs. Elizabeth HAINES, 73, who resided five miles north of Wabash, died at her home Saturday at 9:45 p.m. She had been a resident of Miami and Wabash counties throughout most of her life. Death was attributed to a heart ailment from which she had suffered for three years.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen JAMISON, she was born August 25, 1879 in Miami county. In 1948 she was married to Arthur HAINES. Mrs. Haines was a member of the Enterprise Church of Wabash county.
She is survived by her husband; a sister, Mrs. Marie PYLE, Wabash; three brothers, George JAMISON of California; Henry [JAMISON] of Florida and Ed [JAMISON] of Wabash.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron.

Francis E. Partridge
Francis E. PARTRIDGE, 77, well-known Newcastle township farmer passed away at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at his home. Death followed a stroke of paralysis which he suffered on November 30. He had been a resident of the Talma community for practically all of his life.
He was born November 9, 1876, in Fulton county, the son of Clinton and Martha (EIDSON) PARTRIDGE. He never married.
Survivors are four sisters, Misses Olive and Mina PARTRIDGE, at home; Mrs. Florence ARCHER, Toledo, O., and Miss Mae PARTRIDGE, Washington, D.c.; two brothers, Lee [PARTRIDGE], of Illinois and Merrit [PARTRIDGE], of California.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 16, 1952

Cloyd B. Zartman
Cloyd B. ZARTMAN, 63, farmer, residing three miles east of Fulton, passed away 8:10 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. He had been ill for three months from a heart ailment. His entire life was spent in Fulton county.
He was born May 8, 1889, in Fulton county to Charles and Mary (BAKER) ZARTMAN. He was married to Grace M. WHYBREW on Octoer 26, 1912. His wife preceded him in death.
Survivors are a son, Wayne [ZARTMAN], of near Fulton; two grandchildren, Joan Kay and Lowell Mark ZARTMAN; a brother, Voris ZARTMAN, of near Fulton; and two sisters, Mrs. Mabel CLEVENGER and Mrs. Trudie ZABST, of Fulton.
Final rites will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton E.U.B. church. Rev. Paul MAST and Rev. M. E. REED will officiate and burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.
The body was taken from the Ditmire funeral home to the Zartman residence where friends may call.

Wednesday, December 17, 1952

Rebecca Burnett
Following a six weeks' illness, Mrs. Rebecca BURNETT, 48, passed away at 8 a.m. Tuesday at her home in Akron. She had been a resident of Akron for the past 25 years, coming there from Florida.
The daughter of George and Polly AUSTIN, she was born March 5, 1904, in Union Springs, Ala. She was married to Arthur BURNETT in 1923, in Alabama. Mrs. Burnett was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors are the husband, at home; a sister, Mrs. Lula BURGESS, Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Clinton AUSTIN, Robo, Ala.; Roosevelt AUSTIN, Dayton, O., and a nephew, Arthur JAMES, who lived with the Burnetts.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Akron church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home until 12:30 p.m. Friday at which time the body will be removed to the church to lie in state.

Elmer E. McCoy
Elmer E. McCOY, 84, former farmer of the Macy community, died in the Methodist Memorial Home, Warren, Ind., at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. He had been seriously ill for two months following a fracture of his left hip. Mr. McCoy had been confined to the Memorial Home for the past few years.
A native of Tippecanoe county, Indiana, he was born November 21, 1868. His parents were Calvin B. and Amanda (FORTNER) McCOY. His wife, Eskie G. McCOY, passed away in 1945. Mr. McCoy was a member of Pleasant Hill Methodist church, near Macy.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Methodist Memorial Home, Warren. The body will then be brought to the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery where graveside rites will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. R. C. PLANK and Rev. D. C. SOUDER will officiate at both services.

Thursday, December 18, 1952

Nellie Krouse
Mrs. Nellie KROUSE, former Argos resident, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hollis Funeral Home, South Bend and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery, southwest of Argos.
Mrs. Krouse was born in Marshall county on Sept. 10, 1866. Her husband, Bradley KROUSE, preceded her in death.
Survivors are a son, Otis Palmer KROUSE, South Bend; a sister, Bertha HAYES, Culver; five grandchidren and eight great-grandchildren.

Theron T. Cross
Theron T. CROSS, 53, R.r. 2, Argos, passed away at 6:30 a.m. today in the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient since Wednesday night. His death, attributed to tetanus infection, followed two weeks' illness.
A cabinetmaker, he had spent most of his life in Hammond and Wabash. For the past few years he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Helen PEREGRINE, R.R. 2, Argos.
He was born March 10, 1889, at Lincolnville, Ind., to Frank and Mattie CROSS. On May 1, 1918, he was married to Ada ROYE, who survives.
Other survivors ar the daughter, Mrs. PEREGRINE; three brothers, Dorrance CROSS, Andrews, Ind.; Jack CROSS, Crown Point; Frank CROSS, Los Angeles; three sisters, one a twin, Mrs. Theresa FOX, South Bend; Mrs. Vera MYERS, Wabash; and Lucille [CROSS], Toledo, O. Three grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Allen B. RICE, Argos Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple [Grove] cemetery, Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Friday.

Friday, December 19, 1952

Blaine Dickman
Blaine DICKMAN, former resident of Macy, passed away Thursday morning in Bay Minette, Ala. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
Mr. Dickman was born in 1883, in Defiance, O. He was the son of Jacob and Susan DICKMAN. He was married to Grace BURKETT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. BURKETT, of the Green Oak community. Mr. Dickman was employed as a traveling salesman.
Survivors are hiw wife; a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor DAUSE, Stockton, Ala.; a son, Byron DICKMAN, Montgomery, Ala.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His eldest daughter, Virginia [DICKMAN], preceded him in death.

Saturday, December 20, 1952

Nan C. Melton
Death came at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon to Nan C. MELTON, 75, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carl JACOBS, in Akron.
Born Nov. 26, 1877 at Lake City, Tenn., the deceased, a retired farmer, resided there until four years ago when he came to this county. His wife preceded him in death in 1918.
Surviving are the daughter in Akron; two sons, Bruce [MELTON] of Whiting; Albert [MELTON], Andersonville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. A. G. TYLES, also of Andersonville.
The body will be removed from the Moyer & Haupert funeral home in Akron to Lake City, Tenn., for burial.

Beatrice Seligman
Mrs. [Beatrice] "Bessie" E. SELIGMAN, 66, died Suddenly at 2:15 a.m. today at her home 1420 South Main street, this city. Death was caused by a heart seizure. She had been in failing health for the past few years but at no time had her condition been regarded as serious.
Mrs. Seligman, who had been a resident of this city since 1938, was a former resident of Akron, where she owned and operated a hotel.
A native of Fulton county, she was born August 27, 1886, in the Mt. Zion neighborhood. Her parents were Joseph Robert and Belle (BRUMFIELD) BABCOCK. Mrs. Seligman was a member of the Rochester Baptist Church.
An aunt, Mrs. Nellie BABCOCK, of this city, is the sole survivor.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. H. Gordon HYDE will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at he Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call the funeral home.

Monday, December 22, 1952

Frank H. Waite
Frank H. WAITE, 76, East 6th street Peru, died at 5:3 a.m. Sunday in Dukes Hospital, Peru. Mr. Waite, a resident of Rochester for many years, was a salesman for the Bostwick-Baun Co. of Toledo, O. During his residency in Rochester he was engaged in the hardware business.
Mr. Waite was born in 1871 in Gilead. He was married to Everisal "Eve" FARRAR, who preceded him in death May 29, 1952. He was a member of the Peru Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, the United Commercial Travelers Association and the I.O.O.F. of Peru.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. John DRAGOMIER, Evanston, Ill., Mrs. H. Wilson EIKENBERRY, Indianapolis, and Mrs. N. D. HELLAND, Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Dr. E. L. WAITE, Gilead and Will S. WAITE, Los Angeles; five sisters, Josephine, Carrie and Margaret [WAITE]all of Gilead, Mrs. Marietta LOCKE, Hagerstown and Mrs. Laura PAYNE, New Castle, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Eikenberry Funeral Home, Peru. Rev. LAUSHE of the Peru Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Daisy Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy SMITH, 78, who died Friday evening at the Logansport Hospital, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Niconza Baptist Church. Rev. Gerald THIPPS will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann.
The body was removed from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home Akron this afternoon to the home of her son, Alen SMITH, two miles south of Disko.
Mrs. Smith was born Dec. 31, 1873 at Disko and had lived her entire life in that community. Her husband, Homer SMITH, preceded in death in 1940. She was a member of the Niconza Baptist Church, Disko.
Survivors are a son, Alen SMITH, near Disko; two daughters, Mrs. Donald SHEAH, North Manchester; Mrs. Isom ROBINSON, Mesa, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, December 23, 1952

Frank Hildebrandt
Word was received late last night of the death of Frank HILDEBRANDT, a former Rochester resident.
Death came at 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Hospital in Marion, where he had been in ill health for the past ten years. A veteran of World War I, he entered the Hospital nearly 15 years ago.
He is survived by the mother; the wife Zinda (DAY) of South Bend; one son, Jack [HILDEBRANDT] of South Bend and two daughters, Sandra [HILDEBRANDT], South Bend and Mrs. Betty LENARAND also of South Bend, three sisters and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Winamac with burial in Citizens cemetery at Rochester.

Forrest Stretch
Forrest STRETCH, 65, 1009 Jefferson street, died at 1:30 p.m. today at his home following a brief illness. Stretch had been a member of the City Police Department for the past year and a half.
Stretch became ill about two weeks ago following a light heart attack, but was up and around making his tour of duty within two or three days.
Monday morning he suffered another attack and had been confined to his bed since.
A complete obituary will appear in the Wednesday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, December 24, 1952

Jesse H. Glassley
Funeral services for Jesse H. GLASSLEY, 73, who died at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Nursing Home No. 1, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Mr. Glassley had been a patient at the nursing home since October 10.
The Rev. Charles Merrill SMITH, Grace Methodist church, will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the South Whitley cemetery.
Mr. Glassley had been a resident of Rochester for 16 years, coming here from Bloomington. He was employed 15 years as a pressman at The Barnhart-Van Trump plant up until his retirement about a year ago. While in Bloomington he worked as a pressman in the Indiana University printing plant.
He was born September 3, 1879 at South Whitley. His parents were William W. and Emma (FORST) GLASSLEY. he was married to Myrtle HARVEY on May 7, 1919 at South Whitley. Mr. Glassley was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge of this city.
Survivors are his wife, 418 E. 9th street, this city; two sons, Firmer GLASSLEY, of Ventura, Calif. and Robert B. GLASSLEY, of LaPorte; a daughter, Mrs. Billie J. DAVIS, of this city; a brother, Amos W. GLASSLEY and a sister, Mrs. Glen KELLER, both of Fort Wayne. Five grandchildren also survive.
The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Forrest C. Stretch
Final rites for Forrest Clyde STRETCH, 65, who passed away at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence, 1009 South Jefferson street, this city, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Baptist church.
Rev. H. Gordon HYDE, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Stretch had been ill for about three weeks, but his condition did not become critical until last Monday. His death was attributed to a heart seizure. For the past year and a half he had been employed on the Rochester city police force.
Throughout his years of residency in Rochester Stretch had made countless friends throughout the city and county. Prior to his employment on the police force he followed the trade as a carpenter.
He was born August 21, 1887, in Linton, Mo., the son of Louis and Emma (WIEGANDS) STRETCH. On Novemer 15, 1916, he was married to Clara BOWERS at Odell, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Stretch and family moved to Rochester township in 1929, coming here from Graymont, Ill. The family took up its residency in Rochester in 1943.
Survivors are his wife, at home; his mother, Mrs. Emma Stretch, 1029 Main street, this city; five daughters, Mrs. Lavonne BAILEY; Mrs. Willa WAGONER, Mrs. Martha CARLSON, Mrs. Bonnie TOWNSEND, all of Rochester, and Miss Marilyn STRETCH, athome; a son, Louis [STRETCH], Cambridge City; a sister, Mrs. John LINNEMAN, this city, and eleven grandchildren.
The body was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home to the Stretch home at 4 p.m. today, where friends may call.

Thursday, December 25, 1952

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, December 26, 1952

Thomas Milo Davidson
Final rites for Thomas Milo DAVIDSON, 82, who passed away at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at his home in Leiters Ford, will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the home. Rev. W. D. ARCHIBALD of Leiters Ford Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery there.
Mr. Davidson had been in failing health for the past three years and his condition became critical about three weeks ago. He had been a resident of Fulton county his entire life.
Mr. Davidson was born Sept. 24, 1870, in Fulton county. His parents were Charles and Sarah Jane (TRIMBLE) DAVIDSON. He was married to Laura McINTIRE, who preceded him in death October 20, 1946.
Survivors are nine [sic] children: Mrs. Gertrude PONTIUS, Brookville, O.; Mrs. Margaret DIVILBISS, Dayton, O.; Mrs. Maude BAILEY, South Bend; Mrs. Francis WOODFORD, Belington, W. Va.; Mrs. Lucille FOLTZ, Dayton, O.; Frank DAVIDSON, Terre Haute; John DAVIDSON, Paducah, Ky.; Paul DAVIDSON, Leiters Ford; two sisters, Mrs. Olive HASCHEL and Mrs. Martha ROUCH, both of Leiters Ford; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, Jack [DAVIDSON], died in France during World War II in 1944.
The body will be returned from the Foster Funeral Home to the Davidson residence, Saturday morning, where friends may call.

Saturday, December 27, 1952

[no obits]

Monday, December 29, 1952

William Vernette
Funeral services for William VERNETTE, 78, who died in Woodlawn Hospital, Friday night, were held at 2 p.m. today at the Johns Funeral Home, Mentone. Rev. JOHNS officiated and burial was in the Mentone cemetery.
Mr. Vernette, a retired farmer who had lived in Mentone and vicinity his entire life, had many friends throughout both Fulton and [Kosciusko] counties. He had been critically ill since Thanksgiving Day.
Survivors are his wife, of Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Earl SARBER, of Burket; five step-children, Lester ROGERS, this city; Donald, Hugh, Howard ROGERS and Mrs. Louise GRIMES, all of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Peter Hammes
Final rites for Peter HAMMES, 66, Winamac, who died Saturday night in the St. Joseph Hospital, Logansport, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Peters church, Winamac. Rosary services will be recited at 8 p.m. tonight at the Kennedy Funeral Home.
Mr. Hammes was born and reared in Monterey and moved to Winamac five years ago. He was born Sept. 26, 1886 at Monterey. On Sept. 16, 1913, he was married to Anna SCHMICKER, who survives.
Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Raymond REUTEBACH, LaPorte; Mrs. Edward EFFINGER, Rensselaer; Mrs. Carl HOUIN, Plymouth; Mrs. Clarence GIRTEN, Knox; three brothers, Father Theodore [HAMMES], Elwood; Father Joseph [HAMMES], Crown Point and Edward HAMMES, Milwaukee; six sisters, Anna MORING, Fort Wayne; Rose SCHMIDT, Monterey; Sister HUBERTA, New York; Sister BENIGNA and Sister THEODINE, Pennsylvania and Sister NICOLA, Kansas.

Tuesday, December 30, 1952

Hiram Gillette Miller
Hiram Gillette MILLER, 62, prominent Rochester attorney and former mayor and circuit court judge, passed away at 11:35 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. His death, which followed an illness of eight days, was caused by a coronary thrombosis.
During the past several days Mr. Miller's condition had improved and his sudden death came as a severe shock to his many friends throughout Rochester and vicinity.
Attorney Miller served as judge of the Fulton County Circuit Court from 1929 through 1930 following the death of Judge Reuben CARR. He was elected mayor of Rochester for the term of 1918 to 1922. Following the death of Mayor J. L. BABCOCK in 1935, who was succeeded by Mrs. Babcock for a brief period, he completed Mrs. Babcock's term, which expired in 1938.
He also was city attorney from 1929 to 1942. For the past several years he has been employed as an attorney for the Chicago & Erie Railroad.
Mr. Miller came to Rochester in 1910 from Valparaiso, and was employed several years as auditor for the Rochester Bridge Factory. Later he opened law offices in the city and since has conducted his legal business from a suite at 112 E. 8th street.
He was born June 10, 1889, at Valparaiso, the son of Elmer and Minnie (GILLETTE) MILLER. On June 14, 1910, he was married to Lora Belle WRIGHTSMAN at Atwood, Ill. Mr. Miller was a member of the Fulton County Bar Association and the Masonic Order.
Survivors are his wife, at home, 1029 South Jefferson Street; a son, Edward MILLER, Enid, Okla.; a granddaughter, Lora Anna [MILLER], also of Enid; two sisters, Mrs. James H. HARRISON, Chicago and Mrs. Ruel ROBERTS, Oak Park, Ill. A son, Hiram G. [MILLER], Jr., and a daughter, Marjorie Ann [MILLER] preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Rochester Baptist church. Rev. Gordon HYDE will officiate and the Masonic members will assist with the rites. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call up until noon Thursday. At that tiem, the body will lie in state at the Baptist church from noon until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, December 31, 1952

Hiram G. Miller
FRONT PAGE EDITORIAL

The news of the death of Hiram G. MILLER, which occurred Tuesday after a few days' illness, was received with deepest of regret by his countless friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Mr. Miller, who had been a resident of Rochester for over two-score years, had taken an active interest in civic affairs of the city and county. His judgment on matters of various projects and movements for municipal benefit was held in highest esteem
Of a conservative nature "Hi," as he was known to his intimate friends, exercised economical wisdon which saved the city considerable money during his service as mayor and city attorney. Likewise, while serving as Judge of the circuit court and on various public boards, Mr. Miller's record for unerring judgment and advice was most enviable.
Throughout his years of service in legal channels and with his affiliation with the affairs of the Republican party in city, county and state work his efforts were aligned with those things which make for the more worthwhile things of life.
To all those who knew "Hi" Miller, he will long be remembered as a most sincere friend, and outstanding citizen and a conscientious official who always gave his best for his community.

Andrew J. Sewell
Funeral services for Andrew J. SEWELL, 75, former local resident who died at Keokuk, Iowa, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Charles SMITH of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Moon cemetery, south of Leiters Ford.
Survivors are two daughters: Mrs. Sylvia TAFT, Berea, Ohio; Mrs. Grace COOPER, South Bend; a stepson, Ernest A. FIELDS, South Bend and a half-brother, Francis SPOHN, of this city.