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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1954

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1954

Saturday, January 2, 1954

Daniel Joe Walker
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Chili Baptist church for Daniel Joe [WALKER], five-months-old son of Lewis and Gertrude (GEARHART] WALKER. The baby died 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital of pneumonia. He was born July 27, 1953 in Miami county.
Survivors are the parents, of near Akron; a brother, Larry Dean [WALKER], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles GEARHART, Silver Lake; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey WALKER, Macy and the great-grandmother, Mrs. Rose YARIAN of near Akron.
Rev. Clyde GOLDEN officiated and burial was made in the Chili cemetery.

Monday, January 4, 1954

Denise Ann Cessna
Funeral services for Denise Ann [CESSNA], year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William CESSNA of Kewanna, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Paul LAVENGOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The little girl died Saturday evening at the home of her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William GOOCH, Second and Jefferson streets, this city.
Survivors are the parents; a two-year-old sister, Deborah [CESSNA]; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto CESSNA, of near Kewanna, and Mr. and Mrs. William GOOCH.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 5, 1954

Floyd Blackburn
Funeral services for Floyd BLACKBURN, 50, former resident of Akron, who died this morning at his home in Kokomo, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rich funeral home, Kokomo. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
He was born at Akron, the son of John and Rosie BLACKBURN. He was employed for the past several years as a movie-projector operator.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Rosie SHRIVER PRUITT, Kokomo, Ind.; a son, Richard [BLACKBURN], Owosso, Mich., and a brother, Russell BLACKBURN, Kokomo. Mrs. Jack GORDON, of ths city, is an aunt of the deceased.
Eugene Clark
A Richmond soldier, Eugene CLARK, 18, who died Monday from gunshot wounds, the result of playing Russian Roulette, was the son of Jay CLARK of North Clayton street, Rochester.
The youth died at the home of a girl friend in Richmond. Pvt. Clark, who formerly resided in Rochester, was spending the holiday season with his mother.
His father and stepmother have gone to Richmond where funeral rites will be held.

Wednesday, January 6, 1954

Daniel S. Perry
Daniel S. PERRY, 65, former prominent citizen of Rochester, died at 10 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred McCLURE, 109 South Maple street, North Manchester. He had been bedfast since July.
Mr. Perry, who conducted a law office in the Campbell building in the 800 block on Main street, was forced into retirement because of failing eyesight. He had been totally blind for the past two years. Last April 1, he and Mrs. Perry moved to North Manchester where they made their home with their daughter and her husband.
From 1921 to 1930, he was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of this city. As his eyesight began to fail he entered the law business and maintained his offices here until August of the current year. Mr. Perry also served as head of the Fulton County Draft Board throughout World War II.
He was born Oct. 8, 1885, in Cadiz, Ohio, to James and Anna E. NORMAN PERRY. On Sept. 8, 1915, he was married to Leora SHIELDS. He was a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; the McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago; and the Sio Prep School of Ohio. Rev. Perry was ordained in the ministry in 1917 and prior to coming to Rochester held a pastorate at Chalmers, Ind.
Mr. Perry was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge No. 79; The Knights Templars, Plymouth, and the Rochester O.E.S. in which order he was a past patriarch. He was also a member of the Fulton County Bar Association and the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Survivors are his wife and daughter, Mrs. Marjory (GINTHER) McCLURE, both of North Manchester, and a brother, William E. PERRY, Silver Springs, Md.
The body was brought to the Foster funeral home, this city. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

George Surguy
Funeral services for George SURGUY, 66, were held in the Orvin funeral home, South Bend, this afternoon. Mr. Surguy, a former resident of Rochester, died Monday. He was the son of George and Jane SURGUY and was born in Rochester in 1888.
Mr. Surguy moved to South Bend over 40 years ago where he owned and operated a sheet metal shop.
Survivors are his wife, of South Bend; a brother, Harry [SURGUY], Niles, Mich. Two sons and two daughters also survive.

Jane Ann Clary
Jane Ann [CLARY] 7 1/2-month-old daughter of Richard and Patricia HOFFMAN CLARY, 506 West Fifth street, this city, died at 7:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. She became ill Sunday and was removed to the hospital Tuesday.
She was born May 20.
Survivors are the parents and a brother, James Bruce [CLARY], 3, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert HOFFMAN and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey CLARY, of Rochester; two great-grandmothers, Mrs. Bruce LOWE, Peru and Mrs. Harley CARR, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Christian church with the Rev. James E. KIMSEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Thursday, January 7, 1954

Syrillas S. Trump
Syrillis S. TRUMP, 83, retired farmer of the Argos community, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ira KELLEY, R.R. 3, Indiana, Pa. He had made his home with his daughter since 1934.
Mr. Trump was born July 30, 1870, at Canton, Ohio. His parents were Silas and Caroline TRUMP. He had resided in Marshall county since he was a small boy. His wife, Viola HOFFMAN TRUMP, preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1927. Mr. Trump was a member of Church of God.
Survivors are the daugher, Mrs. Thelma KELLEY, Indiana, Pa.; one brother, Myron TRUMP, Knox, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Flora YOUNG, McCabe, Mont., and a grandson, Erden KELLEY, Aurora, Ill.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Daniel S. Perry
Funeral services for Daniel S. PERRY will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester Presbyterian church with the Rev. Donald DECKER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Foster Funeral Home to the church at 12:30 p.m. Saturday to lie in state until the hour of the service. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Eugene Clark
Last rites for Eugene CLARK, 18, former Rochester resident who died Monday, the victim of Russian roulette, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Steagal Funeral Home, Richmond. Burial will be in Erwin cemetery there.
Clark, a soldier home on furlough when he died, is the son of Jay CLARK of North Clayton street, Rochester.
Ollie Bidwell
Fulton county friends have received word of the death of Mrs. Ollie (FOSTER) BIDWELL which occurred Wednesday at the home of her daughter in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she had gone to spend the winter. For a number of years Mrs. Bidwell resided at 913 26th street, South Bend.
Mrs. Bidwell who was born in the Tiosa community was a sister of the late William FOSTER, former trustee of Rochester Township. Her husband, Fred BIDWELL, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Ambrose BUSSARD, Mishawaka, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Hollis funeral home, South Bend and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle Township.

Christopher H. Fred
Christopher H. FRED, 97, retired farmer of Liberty Township died at 5:45 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lola FINDLING, 311 W. Washington street, Tipton. Death, which came suddenly, was caused b a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been residing in Tipton for the past five years.
He was born May 17, 1856, in Belmont County, Ohio, to Joshua and Sarah (HOOVER) FRED. On Feb. 21, 1881, he was married to Isabelle HARRIS, who preceded him in death a few years ago. Mr. Fred was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church and the Masonic Lodge of Fulton.
For many years he engaged in farming in Liberty Township. He had many friends throughout Fulton and Cass counties.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Lola FINDLING, Tipton, Ind., Mrs. Ruby McLAIN and Mrs. Edna THRUSH, both of Indianapolis; two sons, Claude FRED, Fulton, and Cecil FRED, of near KEWANNA; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. Rev. Paul MAST will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, January 8, 1954

Pearl Collins
Mrs. Pearl [BALDWIN] COLLINS, 76, Fulton, died at 2:15 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Elkhart General hospital, where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. Mrs. Collins had been visiting her son, Omar, when she became seirously ill.
She was born Nov. 30, 1877, in Miami county to Verah and Amanda (ENGLISH) BALDWIN. She was married to Newton COLLINS who died July 5, 1942. Mrs. Collins was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Mexico.
Survivors are a son, Omar [COLLINS], Elkhart; a granddaughter, Mrs. Betty STEPHENS, Fort Worth, Texas, and two great-grandchildren. Two children, Crystal and Loren, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fulton E.U.B. church with Rev. Paul MAST officiating. Burial will be in he Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton.

Daniel S. Perry
Final details for the Daniel S. PERRY burial services were announced today by the Foster Funeral Home. The services are to be held in Presbyterian church at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Newton A. PECK, Chicago, and Rev. Donald DECKER, Rochester will officiate.
Active pallbearers will be Charles SHERIDAN, Hugh G. McMAHAN, Lon ZIMMERMAN, Estel BEMENDERFER, Robert R. MILLER and Harvey WAYMIRE. The following will serve as honorary pallbearers: Alf CARTER, Artie MILLER, Dean NEFF, Charles STAHL, John WERNER and Ed FISHBACK.
The Rochester Masons will give their final rites at the graveside in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the church from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, January 9, 1954

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Monday, January 11, 1954

Ernest Green
Ernest GREEN, 82, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at his home three miles northeast of Fulton. He had been seriously ill for the past week. A life resident of the Fulton community, Mr. Green was engaged in farming until his last sickness.
He was born December 18, 1871, in the Mt. Olive community north of Fulton. He was married to Bertha M. THOMPSON Sept. 15, 1896. Mr. Green was a member of the Fulton Baptist church and was a senior deacon of the church for the past several years.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two sons, Charles [GREEN], of near Fulton; Willis [GREEN], of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Esther TANNER, Livingston, Ala.; Mrs. Lois WAGONER, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Annettie KLINE, Crawfordsville; Miss Elsie GREEN, Rochester, Minn.; eighteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Ruth GILBERT, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulton Baptist church. Rev. R. H. TURNER, assisted by Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body was taken from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

Flora Heighway
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. C. W. [Flora] HEIGHWAY, which occurred at her home in Mishawaka Sunday.l Mrs. Heighway was a former resident of this city. Her maiden name was Flora MILLER.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Bubb Chapel, Mishawaka, and burial will be in a Plymouth cemetery.
Mrs. Vern NOYES, Mrs. Leo BEEHLER and Mrs. Richard SHEETZ of this city are nieces of Mrs. Heighway.

John Eckert
John ECKERT, 96, former Argos resident, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the Sherman Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he and his wife had resided for the past four years. Death followed a stroke of paralysis which was suffered a few days ago. Mr. Eckert had resided in Argos since 1942 coming there from Tippecanoe.
He was born March 6, 1857, at Richmond, to Adam and Marie (FLACKENSTEIN) ECKERT. His first marriage was to Lucinda SPURGEON who died in 1938. He was married to Vioma REED in 1942. She survives. Mr. Eckert was a retired farmer. He attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Argos.
Survivors are his wife, Vioma, Plymouth, and several nieces and nephews. Two sons preceded him in death, one at birth and the other at the age of four.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home,Argos. Rev. Harold FRAKER will officiate and brial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 12, 1954

Russell Engle
Akron relatives have received word of the death of Russell ENGLE, near St. John, Ind.
Mr. Engle was born Sept. 30, 1894, in the Beaver Dam community northeast of Akron. His parents were George and Mary ENGLE. On Feb. 11, 1914, he was married to Bertha KESSLER, who preceded him in death. For a number of years he was employed by lumber firms in Akron. In 1922 he moved to Hammond where he worked for Standard Steel Car Co. for several years and later went into bsiness for himself.
He is survived by the son at St. John, and a sister, Mrs. Ola HAMMIL, Peru.

James Willard
Final rites were held Monday afternoon in Chicago for James WILLARD, former Rochester resident, who died in East Chicago Friday. Mr. Willard was a retired engineer of the Fruit Growers Express Co., where he had been employed for over 23 years.
He was born in Rochester March 3, 1877, to Joshua and Elizabeth HECKATHORN WILLARD.
Survivors are the widow, of East Chicago; a son, Kenneth [WILLARD], with the U.S. Army in Germany; a daughter, Mrs. William MOSCO, Hammond; a granddaughter, Wilma MOSCO; one brother, Charles WILLARD, Rochester and several nieces and nephews.
Burial was made in the Elmwood cemetery, Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles WILLARD and son, Dan, of this city, attended the services.

Wednesday, January 13, 1954

George E. Chapin
George E. CHAPIN, 83, a native of Fulton county, died at 5:30 Tuesday evening at the Deer Creek nrsing home, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Chapin, who was a retired barber, previously resided at 823 Maple Street, Logansport.
He was born Dec. 12, 1870 in Fulton county to Charles and Sarah CHAPIN.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Riley YOUNG, RR.1, Logansport, Mrs. Leona CAREY, Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Lucy Zaring
Mrs. Lucy (TRUE) ZARING, 60, former resident of this city, died of a heart attack at 6:35 o'clock Tuesday evening at her home, Woodruff Place, Indianapolis. Mrs. Zaring was an employee of the Gross Income Tax Division, Indianapolis.
She was born in Rochester on Oct. 10, 1893, to Rinaldo "Nobby" and Estella (MITCHELL) TRUE. The Trues' family home for many years was at 1223 South Main street. Following her graduation from R.H.S. in 1911 and from DePauw University in 1915, she taught music in the Fort Wayne schools for several years.
In January of 1926 she was married to E. Cooper ZARING, who died in July, 1952. Mrs. Zaring was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Survivors are a son, Bill ZARING, Indianapolis and one sister, Mrs. Grace BARRETT, this city.
The body is at the Hisey and Titus funeral home, 951 North Delaware street, Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis.

Thursday, January 14, 1954

Charles L. Lockwood
Funeral services for Charles Leroy LOCKWOOD, 71, R.R. 1, Macy, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ebenezer Methodist church, Macy. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery.
He was born Oct. 20, 1882, in Union township, Miami County. He resided in the Deedsville community for 31 years, moving there from near Mexico.
He is survived by a cousin and several nieces and nephews.

Charles H. Millican
Final rites for Charles Hughes MILLICAN, 59, an employee of the Square D. Co. of Peru, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wise funeral home, Peru. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.
Mr. Millican was born in Miami county, March 21, 1894, the son of Daniel and Anna GILBERT MILLICAN. He died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Dukes Hospital following a three months illness.
Among the survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Emma BRADEN, Rochester.

Lucy Zaring
Final rites for Mrs. Lucy (TRUE) ZARING, former resident of Rochesrter, were held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Hisey and Titus funeral home, Indianapolis. Burial was made in Crown Hill cemetery in that city.
Mr. and Mrs. John BARRETT attended the services. Mrs. Barrett is a sister of the deceased.
Friday, January 15, 1954

Hugh M. Sparks
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in Ganges, B.C., Canada, for Hugh M. SPARKS, who died in that city on Jan. 11. Mr. Sparks was a former resident of Kewanna. He was the son of the late Charles J. SPARKS, of Union township.
Survivors are the widow, of Ganges; a sister, Mrs. Mildred TROUT, South Bend; his stepmother, Mrs. Nannie SPARKS; a brother, Justin C. SPARKS, and a sister, Mrs. Fran ENYEART, of Kewanna.
Mr.Sparks moved to Canada over 40 years ago.

Saturday, January 16, 1954

Vena Olmsted
Mrs. Vena OLMSTED, 61, died at 3:45 a.m. today at her home two miles east of Fulton. She had been seriously ill for the past six months. All her life had been spent in the Fulton community with the exception of 17 years residency at Walton, Ind.
The daughter of Enoch H. and Sarah L. (TRESTON) JONES, she was born Sept. 28, 1892, near Twelve Mile. On Nov. 11, 1916, she was married to Charles OLMSTED at Twelve Mile. Mrs. Olmsted was a member of the Walton Methodist Episcopalian church.
Survivors are the husband, at home, one daughter Mrs. Clyde CORNELL, R.R. 6, Rochester; a grandson, Kenneth CORNELL; two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Fulton Baptist church. Rev. R. H. TURNER assisted by Rev. Paul MAST, will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel cemetery at Twelve Mile.
The body was removed from the Ditmire funeral home to the Olmsted residence east of Fulton where friends may call.

Monday, January 18, 1954

Leroy Carr
Leroy CARR, 75, formerly of 1516 Wallace avenue, this city, died at noon Sunday in the Deer Creek Nursing Home where he had been a patient since Nov. 15. He had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.
Mr. Carr had been a resident of Rochester since 1938. He was a bachelor. The son of Ben W. and Cynthia (HILL) CARR, he was born June 2, 1879, at Silver Lake.
Survivors are two brothers, Lester CARR, Mishawaka; Herschel CARR, Spokane, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Hazel KAIRGER, Detroit, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. George CRANE will officiate and burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery, Warsaw.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

William Baldwin
William BALDWIN, retired farmer of the Loyal community died this afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bessie VOORHEES, 600 Fulton avenue, this city. He had been in failing health for the past several months.
A complete obituary and announcement of funeral arrangements will appear in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Clara P. Eley
Mrs. Clara Pearl ELEY, 69, 206 East Plum street, Argos, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at her home in Argos. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mrs. Eley had been in ill health for the past two years.
She was born Sept. 29, 1884 in Illinois to Nathaniel and Martha HELMICK. In 1906 she was married to Charles ELEY at Rochester. Mrs. Eley had been a resident of Argos for 41 years. She was a member of the Congregational Christian church of Argos.
Survivors are her husband, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Geniveve JOHNSON, Denver, Colo.; two grandchildren, Kent and Martha JOHNSON; two brothers, Melvin HELMICK, Pampa, Texas; Gaylord HELMICK, Three Lakes, Wis. and one sister, Mrs. Margaret WYNN, Maxinkuckee.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, after noon Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 19, 1954

William L. Baldwin
Funeral services for William L. BALDWIN, 80, retired farmer of the Burton community, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Burton church. Rev. Dale HAMILTON will officiate and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.
Mr. Baldwin died at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bessie VOORHEES, 600 Fulton avenue, this city. Death resulted from a heart attack. However, he had been in failing health for the past 18 months.
He was born Nov. 4, 1873, in Fulton county to George and Eliza (HOLLOWAY) BALDWIN. On July 27, 1898, he was married to Emma J. WALTERS, who preceded him in death in July, 1953. Mr. Baldwin was a retired farmer.
Survivors are four children: Mrs. Bessie VOORHEES, Mrs. Berniece HENDERSON, both of Rochester; Mrs. Ethel WILLIAMS and William J. BALDWIN, both of South Bend; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Norman [BALDWIN], Rochester; Homer [BALDWIN], Mishawaka; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah HURSH, Mishawaka; Mrs. Ruth KOEHLER, of Michigan; Mrs. Mollie DULMATCH, South Bend and Mrs. Ella KESSELL, Massillon, Ohio. Four children preceded him in death.
The body rests at Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Clara P. Eley
Final rites for Mrs. Clara Pearl ELEY, who died Sunday at Argos, will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Argos Christian church with the Rev. Hubert CLEVENGER officiating. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery.
The body will lie in state from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, January 20, 1954

Jenny E. Brown
Mrs. Jenny E. BROWN, 66, died at 5 a.m. today at the McFarland Nursing Home, this city, where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. Mrs. Brown was a resident of Marshall county.
She was born June 12, 1888, near Poplar Grove to John and Rebecca LANDIS. In 1910 she was married to Levi BROWN who died in 1945.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Bessie MANN, of the state of Washington; two brothers, John LANDIS, Elkhart; Charles LANDIS, Rutland and several cousins.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Edward BOASE will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Delta Pearl Hoffman
Mrs. Delta Pearl HOFFMAN, 65, of Newcastle township died at 8:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been seriously ill for the past week.
She was born Jan. 30, 1888 in Fulton county to B. F. and Delilah SWARTZLANDER BARKMAN. She was married to Charles HOFFMAN on Aug. 27, 1910.
Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the Bethlehem church and the Mothers of World War II.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Lavoy B. [HOFFMAN], Rochester; Rev. Vonald W. [HOFFMAN], Greenfield, Ohio; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Masa NELSON, Mentone and Mrs. Ruth SHERWOOD, Argos. A son preceded in death.
Final rites will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Ericus FOOR will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 21, 1954

Carl O. Morgan
Carl O. MORGAN, 53, prominent businessman and one of the outstanding photographers in northern Indiana died at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada. He had been a patient in the Canadian hospital since Nov. 30.
Mr. Morgan owned and operated the Argos Telephone Exchange. He also maintained a photograpers studio adjacent to his home on North Michigan street, Argos. His photographic work received wide recognition and praise throughout Indiana.
The body is being returned to the Grossman funeral home at Argos. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Meldora Churchill
Mrs. Meldora CHURCHILL, 80, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph PRATT, four miles southwest of Akron. She had been seriously ill for six weeks. Mrs. Churchill had been a resident of Fulton and Miami counties her entire life.
She was born Oct. 1, 1873, in Miami county to John and Elizabeth (HEINELECK) FRIEND. In 1889, she was married to Abner CHURCHILL who died in 1934. Mrs. Churchill was a member of the Omega church and the Omega club.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Beulah PRATT, of near Akron; Mrs. Evelyn NEITZEL, Detroit; two sons, Ruel CHURCHILL, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Orville [CHURCHILL], Garden City, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Lulu MILLS and Mrs. Eva KANNADA, both of Peru; thirteen grandchildren and sixrteen great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Omega church. Rev. Ed YATES and Rev. Ben POWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, until noon Saturday at which time the body will be taken to the church.

Friday, January 22, 1954

Carl O. Morgan
Final rites for Carl O. MORGAN, 53, 540 North Michigan Street, Argos, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, with the Rev. William C. R. SHERIDAN, Plymouth, officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Mr. Morgan died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Victoria Hospital, London, Ont., Canada, where he had been a patient since Nov. 30. He had been in ill health for the past two years.
He was owner of the Argos Telephone Co., and a modern photography studio, was a charter member of the Argos Chamber of Commerce, also belonged to the Izaak Walton League, the United States Independent Telephone Association, the Indiana Telephone Association, the Photographers Association of America, and the Indiana Photographers Association.
Mr. Morgan was born in Argos on Sept. 3, 1900, to Frank and Ella MORGAN. He was married to Bernice SLAYTON in Florida on May 26, 1928. He had resided in Argos for all of his life with the exception of a few years in Chicago and Florida.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one sister, Miss Flo MORGAN, New Castle; two aunts and several cousins.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. this evening.

Claudia Gwinn
Denver, Ind. -- A lily bulb mistaken for an onion caused the death of Mrs. Claudia GWINN, 61, Denver, Wednesday evening at Greenfield, Indiana.
Mrs. Gwinn had placed the bulb in pot of chili. The mixture nauseated her and eight others, all members of her family. Mrs. Gwinn died from strangulation after becoming nauseated.
Her body was brought to the MaCain Funeral Home.

Saturday, January 23, 1954

John B. Stinson
Fulton county relatives have received word of the death of John B. STINSON, 68, which occurred at his home in Orange, Cal. Mr. Stinson was born and reared on a farm near Athens. He went West about 50 years ago. His brother, Scott K. STINSON, of Henry township, left via plane Friday to attend the final rites.

Mamie Hillsamer
Mrs. Adda ODEN today received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Mamie HILLSAMER, which occurred Friday evening at her home in Marion. Mrs. Hillsamer for a fewyeards resided in her own home in the Ferndale Park addition at Lake Manitou.
Mrs. Oden, her son, Harry [ODEN], and daughter, Gladys, went to Marion today where they will remain until the funeral services are held. Arrangements for the rites are incomplete pending word from Mrs. Hillsamer's son, who resides in California.

Judy Lee Johnson
Judy Lee JOHNSON, one-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul JOHNSON of South Bend, formerly of Rochester, died this morning at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Mrs. Johnson, the former Jane TIPPY, is in satisfactory condition at the hospital. Burial will be in South Bend Monday.

Monday, January 25, 1954

Douglas Kindig
Douglas KINDIG, 93, a pioneer resident of this city died at 2:50 a.m. Monday at his home, 925 South Monroe street. He had been in failing health for the past several weeks.
Mr. Kindig had spent his entire life in Rochester with the exception of a few years residency in Florida and California. He was a retired contractor and carpenter. While in California, he built bungalow type residences and upon his return to Rochester built numerous bungalow homes here.
He was born March 19, 1860, on a farm near Akron. His parents were William and Catherine (SWARTZLANDER) KINDIG. He was married to Myrtle ENYART in Miami county. His wife preceded him in death in 1937.
Survivors are two sisteers: Mrs. Cora DEEDS, Rochester; Mrs. Lavina CUNNINGHAM, Peru, and three brothers, Milton [KINDIG], Bunker Hill; John [KINDIG], Noblesville; and Byrd [KINDIG], Peru. Four sisters and seven brothers preceded him in death.
Rev. Charles M. SMITH of the Methodist Church will officiate at the final rites and burial will be in the Perrysburg cemetery. The time of the services will be announced in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel. The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends ma call.

Mary Ann Robeson
Mary Ann ROBESON, 61, died Sunday evening at Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis following a seven-months illness. Mrs. Robeson resided at 206 Pontiac street, Rochester.
The daughter of John and Sara Josephine KEEVER ULERICH, she was born Oct. 13, 1892, in Cass county. She was married on June 18, 1921, at Kokomo to Loyd A. ROBESON, who died May 27, 1936. Mrs. Robeson came here from Akron 25 years ago.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star at Young America and a member of the Christian church in that town.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ruby STETSON, Rochester; two grandchildren, Joe Ray and Mary Faye STETSON; two sisters, Mrs. Frank RIECK, Morris, Ill., and Mrs. George HUBLER, Deer Creek; and one brother, Edd ULERICH, Montesano, Wash. Three brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Trinity Evangelical U.B. church with the Rev. Fremont WILMERT officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The members of the Family Circle class of the Trinity EUB Church will serve as pallbearers.

Emma Fields
Mrs. Emma (NEWTON) FIELDS, 87, former resident of the Burton neighborhood, west of Rochester, died at 5:45 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. L. McCARTY, Whiteland, Ind. She had been in failing health for the past six years and critically ill for three weeks.
Mrs. Fields was born Dec. 9, 1865, in Shelby county, to William and Amilla NEWTON. She was married to John I. FIELDS on Sept. 9, 1883. He preceded her in death in 1936. The family moved to Fulton county in 1907 where Mr. Fields engaged in farming. She attended the Burton Methodist church and was active in the affairs of that community.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W. L. McCARTY, Whiteland; four sons, F. V. FIELDS, Huntington; J. F. FIELDS, Culver; Cecil FIELDS, Kewanna; Leonard FIELDS, Los Angeles, Cal., and a brother. Twenty-three grandchildre and twenty-eight great-grandchildren also survive. Three daughters, three sons and two sisters preceded in death.
The body was removed from the Harrison funeral home Kewanna to the home of her son, Cecil Fields, south of Kewanna. Funeral services are incomplete.

Charles W. Shively
Charles W. SHIVELY, 76, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred HUBBARD, 117 West Second street, this city. He had been seriously ill for three weeks. Mr. Shively, who had been a resident of Rochester for the past several years, came here from Tiosa.
He was born May 27, 1877, in Kosciusko county to William and Mary (HEETER) SHIVELY. His first marriage was to Emma BUMBARGER, who died in 1919. In 1922 he was wed to Glenna SUTTON. She preceded him in death four weeks ago. Mr. Shively was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Nina HUBBARD; Mrs. Nella MIKESELL, Mrs. Sereda DOLL, both of Culver; Mrs. Willodean BECK, Rochester; one son, Clyde SHIVELY, Culver; one sister, Viola SHIVELY, Akron; three brothers, Everett, Noah and Martin [SHIVELY], all of Rochester; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Gilbert MAUS will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery west of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clarence L. Keebler
Clarence L. KEEBLER, 67, 418 Pontiac street, this city, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had been seriously ill for the past 18 months. Practically all of his life had been spent in Fulton county.
He was born July 3, 1886, at Montoursville, Penn. His parents were John and Mary (MOON) KEEBLER. Clarence was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge of Rochester. Prior to his last illness he was employed as a clerk at the Felts Cigar Store.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth FELIX, Rochester; two brothers, C. I. KEEBLER, Miami, Fla., and Edgar G. KEEBLER, this city.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Charles M. SMITH of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home

Tuesday, January 26, 1954

Lavina M. Hill
Mrs. Lavina M. HILL, 71, died at 3 a.m. today at her home three miles northeast of Twelve Mile. She had been seriously ill for the past year.
She was born Dec. 9, 1882, in Cass county, the daughter of Aaron J. and Lucinda (BULL) PLANK. On Dec. 12, 1905, she was married to Lewis W. HILL, who preceded her in death on May 4, 1946. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Corinth Brethren church, Twelve Mile.
Survivors are one daughter, Ruth [HILL], at home; one son, Ralph W. HILL, Peru; three grandchildren, Wayne [HILL], Camden, who was reared in the Hill home; Mrs. Delores GOLDEN and Charles W. HILL, both of Fort Wayne; and sister, Mrs. Laura FORD, R.R. 4, Logansport, and a nices, Mrs. Lucille BUTLER, Denver.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Mexico Church of the Brethren. Rev. Gilbert MAUS will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, to the Hill residence Wednesday morning where friends may call.

Wayne Zartman
Wayne ZARTMAN, 35, well-known farmer residing three miles east of Fulton died at 9 p.m. Monday at his home. Death resulted from a heart attack which he suffered but an hour earlier.
He was born in Fulton county on July 12, 1918, the son of Cloyd and Grace (WHYBREW) ZARTMAN. On June 29, 1940 he was married to Ruth STANLEY. Mr. Zartman was a member of the Fulton Masonic lodge.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Lowell [ZARTMAN], and a daughter, Joann K. [ZARTMAN], all at home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton E.U.B. church. Rev. Paul MAST will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
The body was taken from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

Emma Fields
Final rites for Mrs. Emma FIELDS, former resident of the Burton community will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Burton church with the Rev. Walter KENNEDY, of Kokomo officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery, south of Leiters Ford.
The body was taken from the Harrison funeral home Kewanna to the home of her son, Cecil FIELDS, south of Kewanna where friends may call up until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. It will then be removed to the church where it will lie in state until the services.

Mary Ann Robeson
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann ROBESON, who died Sunday evening in Indianapolis, will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Trinity E.U.B. church, this city, with the Rev. Fremont WILMERT in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.

Susan E. Heyde
Mrs. Susan Elvina HEYDE, 77, a resident of the Hepton community, near Nappanee, died at 11 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for the past two months.
Mrs. Heyde was born Feb. 22, 1876 in Kosciusko county, Indiana. Her parents were John and Anna Marie (BERGER) RINGGENBERG. She was married to Gustave J. HEYDE at Bremen, on Oct. 20, 1897. Mrs. Heyde was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church.
Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Marie HECKAMAN, Silver Lake; Mrs. Alma DRUCKAMILLER, Syracuse, Ind.; four sons, Duey [HEYDE], Logansport; Forrest [HEYDE], Rochester; Claude [HEYDE], Goshen; Alvin [HEYDE], Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Delbert Bon DURANT; twenty-six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. A son preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 27, 1954

Susan Heyde
Funeral services for Mrs. Susan HEYDE, who died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Salem E.U.B. chrch, Bremen. Rev. F. L. WILMERT, assisted by Rev. Frederick KEEBLER, will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery.
A prayer service for the deceased will be held in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 12:45 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 28, 1954

Elizabeth Hess
Mrs. Elizabeth CLINGENPEEL HESS, 84, former resident of Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today at her home in Mishawaka.
She was born March 3, 1868 in Fulton county to Mr. and Mrs. George W. HAYWARD. Her earlier years were spent in Rochester where her father owned and operated a notion and variety store in the north end of the city. Her first husband, William CLINGENPEEL, a farmer, died in 1930.
Survivors are the following children: Leroy CLINGENPEEL, Detroit; A. B. CLINGENPEEL, Charleroi, Pa.; W. M. CLINGENPEEL, Waukegan, Ill.; Lenden and Robert CLINGENPEEL, both of North Liberty; Mrs. Dewey ZOLMAN, Athens, and Mrs. Ethel FIELDS, Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternonn at Mishawaka. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.

Laura Townsend
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura TOWNSEND, 84, of Argos, who died Wednesday morning in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Hubert CLEVENGER will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Her death resulted from complications which followed injuries she suffered in a fall at her home, 206 W. Williamstreet, Argos, Oct. 14, 1953. Practically all of her life was spent in or near Argos.
Laura Townsend was born in Argos on April 24, 1869. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. KERSCHNER. Her husband, John TOWNSEND, died in June, 1933. She was a member of the Argos Christian church and the Philathen society.
Survivors are a sister, Miss Mary KERSCHNER, Logansport, and several great-nieces and nephews.

Friday, January 29, 1954

Homer B. Nichols
Funeral services for Homer B. NICHOLS, farmer, R.R. 1, Kewanna, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sharon Church. Rev. Paul REYNOLDS will officiate and burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. His death occurred Wednesday morning froma heart attack.
Born in East Lynn, Ill., on Dec. 9, 1911, he was the son of James and Effie NICHOLS. He was married to Margaret SNELL in Augus, 1940, at Davenport, Ia.
Surviving children are: Shari, Gloria, Peggy and Clayton [NICHOLS], at home; his mother of Winamac; two brothers, Harry [NICHOLS], Hammond; Carl [NICHOLS], Wheatfield; two sisters, Mrs. Helen BROWN, Hammond and Mae WERTZ, Griffith.

Saturday, January 30, 1954

George R. Myers
George R. MYERS, 74, lifelong resident of the Argos community, died at 12:20 p.m. Friday at his home, 228 North Maple street, Argos. He had been in failing health for the past four years.
The son of John and Christina MYERS, he was born Sept. 7, 1879, on a farm near Argos. On March 19, 1909, he was married to Nona CARPENTER at Plymouth. Mr. Myers engaged in farming until his retirement several years ago. He was a member of the Jordan Baptist church and was superintendent of the Sunday School of that church for many years.
Surviving are his wife, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Eva BURKETT, Mrs. Edna BURKETT, Mrs. Zella McCAY, Mrs. Clara GARNER and Mrs. Ruth GROSSMAN, all of Argos; three sons, Kenneth and Charles MYERS, of Argos, Robert MYERS of Fullterton, Cal.; fourteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Lawrence MYERS, of Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtie BURKETT, of near Rochester, and Mrs. Nora STANER, of Argos, a son, Harry MYERS, preceded him in death in 1938.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Harry REA, Young America, assisted by Rev. Hubert CLEVENGER, Jr., will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home until noon Monday, at which time it will be taken to the church.

Cloice Paulus
Cloice PAULUS, 60, of Mentone, died at Woodlawn Hospital at 10 a.m. today. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage last Friday and failed to rally. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Reed funeral home, Mentone.

Monday, February 1, 1954

Edna F. Cooper
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Florence COOPER, 84, of Argos, who died Saturday morning in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Harold FRAKER will officiate and burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery east of Argos.
Edna Florence [MARTIN], daughter of Stephen K. and Mary A (PARKER) MARTIN, was born Feb. 17, 1869, at Topeka, Kans. She moved with her parents to Ludington, Mich., and later to Bourbon, where in 1887 she was married to Hugh M. COOPER. The couple moved to Argos in 1906, where Mr. Cooper preceded his wife in death in 1922. Mrs. Cooper was a charter member of the Argos Monday club and was active in the affairs of the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church.
Surviving are four nephews and thre nieces, Earl and James MARTIN, both of Argos, Leo MARTIN, Rochester, and Clelland JOHNSTON, Argos; Mrs. Ethel LUDWIG, Miami Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Agnes HEISLER, Rochestr; and Mrs. Elizabeth JONES, Denver, Colo.

Cloice Paulus
Funeral services for Cloice PAULUS, 60, of Mentone, who died at Woodlawn Hospital Saturday, were held at 2 p.m. today at the Reed funeral home, Mentone. Burial was made in the Silver Lake cemetery.
The son of Monroe and Alice (FUNK) PAULUS, he was born at Silver Lake in 1894. He was employed by the Indiana Beverage Division.
Surviving are his wife, Blanche [PAULUS], at home; two sons, Corlyle K. [PAULUS], North Manchester; Bud PAULUS, Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Robert KINSEY, Mentone; one brother, Glen PAULUS, of Glenellyn, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Chet BASHORE, Crete, Ill, and Mrs. Sam LOWMAN, Warsaw. Four grandchildren also survive.

Tuesday, February 2, 1954

Otto Lewis
Otto LEWIS, 47, well-known resident of Macy, dropped dead at 11:30 a.m. today in a field on the Roy HORTON farm, a half mile south of Green Oak.
Mr. Lewis was a crane operator for Sampsel & Son Dredging Co., which was engaged in digging and laying a tile line through the Horton farm.
Mr. Lewis was born and raised in the vicinity of Macy.
The body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Minnie M. King
Miss Minnie M. KING, 60, lifelong resident of Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. today at her home, 1123 Soth Main street. Death was attributd to a heart attack.
She was born May 15, 1893, in Fulton county to Martin N. and Elma J. (GREGORY) KING. Miss King was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the W.C.T.U. and the W.S.C.S.
Surviving are her mother, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas WESTWOOD, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Carey FUNK, Rochester. Two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Methodist church with the Rev. Charles M. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home to the residence at 10 a.m. Wednesday where friends may call.

Elmer Arven
Elmer ARVEN, 1007 Elm street, this city, died at 5:30 a.m. today in the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. Mr. Arven had been a resident of Fulton county his entire life.
He was born Sept. 6, 1885, to Martin and Caroline (BERRY) ARVEN. In 1941, he was married to Agnes CHALK. Mr. Arven was employed as custodian at the Rochester library.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Jud HUDKINS, Rochester; Miss Arlene ARVEN, South Bend; three sons, Victor and Paul [ARVEN], Rochester; Walker [ARVEN], Edwardsburg, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Earl GIBSON (his twin), Rochester; Mrs. Harry WILSON, Buchanan, Mich., and eight grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Bevis HILL will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 3, 1954

Otto Lewis
Funeral services for Otto LEWIS, 49, of Macy, who died of a heart attack on the Ed MATHIAS farm near Green Oak Tuesday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Macy Methodist church. Rev. Darrell TAGGART, assisted by Rev. Jack PAVEY, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body was removed from the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton to the Lewis residence this afternoon where friends may call. It will also lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Lewis was born August 23, 1904, in Starke county. His parents were Charles and Adeline (JACKSON) LEWIS. He was married to Geneva ANDERSON on June 25, 1938. For the past several years he was employed as crane operator by the Sampsel & Son dredging firm, of near Green Oak.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three stepchildren, Mrs. Jack HAYDEN, Rochester; Mrs. Robert ALBRIGHT, Indianapolis; Jack ANDERSON, with the U.S. Navy; five step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel DIELMAN, Macy, Mrs. Opal ROBBINS, Rochester, and one brother, Andrew LEWIS, Three Rivers, Mich.

Thursday, February 4, 1954

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Friday, February 5, 1954

Margarette Schwan
Rev. and Mrs. Paul SCHWAN were called to Chicago this morning by the death of his sister, Miss Margarette SCHWAN, which occurred at 4 a.m. today in the Augustus Lutheran Hospital, Chicago. She had been in failing health for the past three years.
Miss Schwan was employed as an instructor of nursing science at the Augustus Hospital. She was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Theodore SCHWAN.
Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Theodore SCHWAN and two brothers, Rev. SCHWAN of this city and Professor Theodore SCHWAN of Valparaiso University. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

William R. Kubley
William Roundtree KUBLEY, 91, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital from a kidney ailment. He had been in failing health for the past year and was a patient in the local hospital for two weeks.
Mr. Kubley, a bachelor, resided on a farm near Talma and had lived there most of his life. He moved with his parents from Tennessee to this farm in 1885 and had been a resident of Marshall and Fulton counties for more than 68 years.
Mr. Kubley was responsible for the changing of the name of Bloomingsburg to Talma, more than 50 years ago. He was a member of the National Puzzlers' League for the last 50 years and won many worthwhile prizes in all kinds of puzzle contests even though he had little schooling and poor eyesight. Many years ago, he won 12 automobiles and many other prizes during one year of contesting.
William Roundtree Kubley, son of Jacob and Charlotte (BEEHLER) KUBLEY, was born Oct. 22, 1862, at Antioch, Tenn. He was a member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge and had been a Mason for nearly 50 years. He was the last surviving member of the Kubley family of five sisters and three brothers who preceded him in death.
He is survived y several nephews and one niece. Charles ESSIG, Rochester, is a nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Johns Funeral Home in Mentone. Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate and cremation will follow with burial in the Reichter cemetery, near Talma. The body rsts at the Johns Funeral Home, Mentone, where friends may call.

Edward Haley
Funeral services for Edward HALEY, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died Thursday, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the St. Charles Roman Catholic church, Peru. Msgr. Paul A. WELSH will officiate and burial will be in the Roman Catholic cemetery, Peru.
He was born in Peru on Feb. 24, 1882, the son of Edward and Bridget HALEY. Mr. Haley was a retired C. & O. rsailroad conductor.
Survivors are his wife, Armetha [HALEY]; a sister, Mrs. Neil MULCAHY, Peru, and several nieces and nephews.

Saturday, February 6, 1954

F. Marion Fultz
Francis Marion FULTZ, 83, died at 4 p.m. Friday at his home, R.R. 5, Rochester. Death came suddenly in the wake of a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the past several years.
A resident of Fulton county most of his life, he was formerly a school teacher; for a few years was engaged in the restaurant business in Rochester with the late Charles ROBBINS. Mr. Fultz was also postmaster at Akron. Following his retirement from the postmastership he moved to a farm in Newcastle township. He was a member of the Akron Methodist Church.
He was born Feb. 9, 1870, in Newcastle township, the son of Daniel and Indiana (EMMONS) FULTZ. His first marriage was to Gertrude ROBBINS on May 31, 1900. She died in 1915. On August 22, 1920, he was married to Dessa SAYGER at Mentone.
Survivors are his wife; three sons: Herbert R. [FULTZ], Otto B. [FULTZ] and Harry [FULTZ], all of Fort Wayne; eighteen grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Harley FULTZ, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. James Van LUE, Rochester; sixteen nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, assisted by Rev. Paul TROMBAUER, Bourbon, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The Talma schools will be closed Monday on account of Mr. Fultz's funeral as Mrs. Fultz is a teacher in the schools.

Monday, February 8, 1954

Dorwin Heeter
[Dorwin D.] HEETER, 53, well-known mechanic of Rochester and Athens, died of a self-inflicted wound in his right wrist sometime late Sunday at his room in Hertha GRAEBER'S Rooming House, 716 Madison street, this city.
His body was found around 10:30 a.m. this morning. Coroner Dr. D. K. STINSON, pronounced death was caused from a self-inflicted wound, a screw driver being used to puncture an artery in his wrist. Mr. Heeter had been in failing health for the past few months and despondency is believed to have caused him to take his life.
He was born on July 16, 1900, on a farm northeast of Athens to Warren and Mary HEETER. He was married to Edythe CLEVENGER in 1921. For several years Mr. Heeter owned and operated a garage and repair shop in Athens and more recently was employed as a mechanic by the Deeds Equipment Company of this city.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Edythe HEETER, Rochester; five daughters, Mrs. Wayne ATKINSON, Mrs. Robert LANE, Mrs. Marjory HOUSE, Mrs. William SAYGERS, all of Rochester, Mrs. Rex GROVES, of Kentucky; three sons, [Dorwin] HEETER, Jr., Dotham, Ala; Charles and Alan HEETER, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Elva HUTCHINSON, Athens, Mrs. Clarence ADAMSON, Detroit, and Mrs. Ellis RILEY, Athens.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later. The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wilma Alice Ruff
Funeral services for Wilma Alice RUFF, 12, of Akron, who died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, were held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. Rev. Harold CONRAD officiated and burial was in the Nichols cemetery.
Wilma Alice was stricken with polio seven years ago. She had been a patient at the Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, for many months. Paralysis had affected both her arms and legs and most of her body. A few days ago she suffered an attack of pneumonia.
She was born May 18, 1940, in Akron, to Curt and Martha RUFF. Her father preceded her in death in 1948.
Survivors are her mother, two brothers, Alvin and Marvin (RUFF), all of Akron and her grandmother, Mrs. Isabell RUFF, of Wakarusa, Ind.

Tuesday, February 9, 1954

Marjorie A. Ansley
Mrs. John ANSLEY, Jr., 24, the former Marjorie Ann FRIEDRICH, of R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Monday in a Weimar, Texas hospital from injuries received in an auto crash Saturday night.
The former Rochester woman was riding alone in her car when the accident occurred. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. FRIEDRICH of this city, and a brother of Indianapolis left Sunday afternoon for Weimar but failed to arrive before death occurred.
She was born Feb. 2, 1929, at Indianapolis to Winnie W. and Agnes THOMPSON FRIEDRICH. Following her graduation from Kewanna high school, she was employed as a secretary in Indianapolis until her marriage about four years ago.
Her parents reside on a farm west of the Rochester city park. Mr. Friedrich is engaged in both farming and the real estate business.
Survivors are her husband; the parents and the following brothers and sisters, Samuel and James [FRIEDRICH], Indianapolis; Jerome [FRIEDRICH], in the U. S. armed service in Savannah, Ga.; Eileen [FREDRICH] at home; Mrs. Jane GROOVER, this city; Mrs. Regina VISICK, South Bend, Mrs. Mary BARRICKMAN, Cicero, and Mrs. Alice HUBER, Westfield.
The body is being returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Guy B. Miller
Mrs. Vernon STRAYER, of this city, has received word of the death of her uncle, Guy B. MILLER, 75, which occurred Sunday at his home in Detroit.
Mr. Miller, a retired drug salesman, had often visited in Rochester and has many friends here. His wife, the former Myrtle GREEN, of this city, preceded him in death a nmber of years ago. Mr. Miller was a member of the Bluffton Masonic Lodge.
The children survive, a son Charles MILLER of South Carolina, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary LEO, Sutton Bay, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bluffton.

Eleanor D. Musselman
Mrs. Eleanor D. MUSSELMAN, Macy, died at 2:40 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital following a month's illness. She had been a resident of Macy since 1908 and had many friends in both Miami and Fulton counties.
She was born in Keyser, W.Va., on Jan. 20, 1878, to Richard and Mary Ida (DAVIS) SWIFT. On Nov. 25, 1895, she was married at Macy to Samuel H. MUSSELMAN. Mrs. Musselman was a member of the Macy Methodist church, the O.E.S.; the Methodist W.S.C.S. and was acharter member of the Mothers Club of Macy; she was also a past matron of the O.E.S.
Survivors are the husband, at home, and the following children, Mrs. Mary E. BRIGGS and B. Oren MUSSELMAN, both of Macy. She was the last member of a family of seven children.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the macy Methodist church. Rev. Jack PAVEY will officiate and burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the church for an hour before services.

Emme Bowen
Mrs. Emma BOWEN, 76, of near Akron, died at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester. She resided about five miles southwest of Akron.
Mrs. Bowen is survived by the husband, Nelson [BOWEN], and several children.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron.

Wednesday, February 10, 1954

Emma Bowen
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma C. BOWEN, 76, who died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Church of God in Akron, the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron until 12:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at which time the body will be taken to the church.
Mrs. Bowen, who had been ill for 10 days, resided five miles southwest of Akron. She was born Sept. 27, 1877, the daughter of Abraham and Mary WARRICK NICODEMUS.
On Nov. 17, 1900, she was married to Nelson BOWEN in Miami County. She was a member of the Church of God of Akron.
Surviving are the husband, three daughters, Misses Ruth and Lois BOWEN, at home, and Mrs. Doris STANLEY of Akron; three sons, Raymond and Albert [BOWEN] of Rochester, and Paul [BOWEN] of Akron; nineteen grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Samuel NICODEMUS of Athens, and several nieces and nephews. A daughter preceded her in death.

Theodore R. Bair
Final rites for Theodore R. BAIR, 52, former resident of Kewanna, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka. The body then will be brought to the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, where brief services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery.
Mr. Bair died Saturday in the Memorial Hospital, South bend. He was the son of Lige and Minnie LEBO BAIR. On Sept. 29, 1923, he was married to Wanda RAVENCROFT, Cassopolis, Mich. For the past 20 years he had been employed by the Bendix Aviation Corp., South Bend.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Jerry L. and John A. [BAIR], at home; three sisters, Mrs. Edna MASON, Winamac; Mrs. Claude WELLER, Kewanna, and Mrs. Bertha FOUST, Aliance, Ohio.

Thursday, February 11, 1954

Rev. Samuel S. Atterberry
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Rev. Samuel S. ATTERBERRY, 71, which occurred Jan. 29 at Urbana, Ill. Rev. Atterberry was a former pastor of the New Testamant church located at Clayton and Fourth streets, this city.

Marjorie A. Friedrich
Funeral services for Miss Marjorie Ann FRIEDRICH, Houston, Texas, will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Charles REMAKLUS, of the St. Ann's Catholic church, Kewanna, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
Miss Friedrich died Monday afternoon in a Weimer, Texas hospital, from injuries received in an auto accident Saturday night.
She was born Feb. 27, 1930 in Indianapolis to Winnie W. and Agnes THOMPSON FRIEDRICH. Her parents reside on a farm two miles west of Rochester. Marjorie Ann was a graduate of Kewanna high school.
Surviving are the parents, R.R. 6, Rochester; three brothers, Samuel and James [FRIEDRICH], Indianapolis; Jerome [FRIEDRICH], with the U.S. Air Vorce, Reno, Nev.; Ilene [FRIEDRICH], at home; Mrs. Jane GROOVER, this city; Mrs. Regina VISICK, South Bend; Mrs. Mary BARRICKMAN, Cicero and Mrs. Alice HUBER, Westfield.
The Rosary will be recited in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, February 12, 1954

Mrs. B. Monroe Leach
Funeral services for Mrs. B. Monroe LEACH were held at Van Buren, Ind., this afternoon. Mrs. Leach was well-known here, having visited on numerous occasions. She died Wednesday night.
She is survived by a son, Forrest HIGGINS, of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Carl McCOMBS, of Fairmont, Ind., and three sisters, Mrs. George C. BAUM, this city, Mrs. A. L. TRESTER, Indianapolis and Hazel Ann DICKENS, Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Baum, Mr. and Mrs. Charles IRELAN of Akron and Mrs. A. L. Trester attended the services.

Martin A. Current
Harry CURRENT today received word of the death of his uncle, Martin A. CURRENT, 84, which occurred Thursday night at his home in Danville, Ill.
Mr. Current at one time owned several farms in and near Fulton county and was well known to many residents in this vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Current plan to attend the funeral in Danville Sunday afternoon.
Saturday, February 13, 1954

Clyde E. Ball
Funeral services for Clyde Edward BALL, 72, who died Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Goldie KOHN, of Kokomo, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster funeral home, this city. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The son of Edward and Margaert (RIDENOUR) BALL he was born in the Tiosa community on DSept. 25, 1881. His first marriage was to Nellie KETLER in 1907. She passed away in 1938. Later he was married to Alta MILLER, who also preceded him in death. For a number of years he was a truck driver for Armour & Co. Mr. Ball was a member of the Evangelical EUB church. He had made his home in Kokomo for the past two and a half years.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. KOHN; seven grandchildren; one step-child and two nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

William O. Baker
Mrs. William H. A. MILLER, of this city, received word of the death of her father, William O. BAKER, which occurred at 11 p.m. Thursday at his home in Omaha, Neb.
Mr. Baker, formerly resided at 824 Franklin Avenue, this city, where he was employed by the Rochester foundry for several years. He left Rochester two years ago.
He is survived by his wife, at home, and the daughter, Mrs. Miller of this city.
Final rites were held in Omaha.

Monday, February 15, 1954

Bertha A. Arven
Mrs. Bertha A. ARVEN, 1007 Elm street, this city, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Stansbury nursing home. She had been seriously ill for the past month. Mrs. Arven had resided in Rochester for 25 years, coming here from Niles, Mich.
She was born June 25, 1878, in Michigan to Winfield and Lavina (COOKE) CHALK. In 1914 she was married to Elmer ARVEN, of this city. She was a member of the New Waverly Methodist church.
Survivors are five step-children: Walker, Paul, Arlene, Victor and Delores HUDKINS; eight step-grandchildren and five cousins, Clyde COOKE, Katherine SHANK, Margaret HARMON and Charles and Libby CHALK.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Bevis HILL will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Judith A. Davidson
Judith A. DAVIDSON three-day-old daughter of Paul and Rosemary (AULT) DAVIDSON, died at 8 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. She was born February 11.
Survivors are the parents, Leiters Ford; a sister, Laura Jane [DAVIDSON] and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph AULT of this city.
Graveside services in charge of Rev. ARCHIBALD were held at 3 p.m. at the Leiters Ford cemetery.
Albert J. Truby
Funeral arrangements for Albert John TRUBY, 83, former resident who died early today in the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, are incomplete. The body is being returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home this city.
Mr. Truby, who was born July 4, 1870, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, had been a resident of Fulton county for 20 years. He had been a patient in the Indianapolis hospital for the past two months.

Tuesday, February 16, 1954

Enos Feece
Enos FEECE, 91, of Culver, died Monday evening in the Elderly Folks Home, Lakeville. He had been in failing health for the past several years.
He was born in Miami county, Ohio, on July 4, 1862 and came to Fulton county with his parents when but four years old. Practically all of his life was lived in the vicinity of Culver. Mr. Feece was a member of he E.U.B. church of Culver.
Survivors are a son, Harry E. FEECE, South Bend, a brother, Lewis FEECE, North Liberty, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Culver E.U.B. church. Rev. Charles L. HANEY will officiate and burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home, Culver.

Charles A. Redinger
Charles Albert REDINGER, 65, 1031 Elm street, died at 11:15 p.m. Monday following several years illness. He had been a resident of Rochester for 36 years, coming here from Marshall county.
He was born April 14, 1888, in Marshall county, to Charles and Mary (RIDENOUR) REDINGER. On November 25, 1910, he was married to Florence MATHEWS. He followed the occupation of carpentry for several years and was later employed at the Bendix Corporation, South Bend.
Survivors are his wife, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Robert THOMAS, Mrs. Guy AULT and Mrs. Merle SHRIVER, all of Rochester; Mrs. William HARE, North Manchester; Mrs. Ralph MEDARY, Peru; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four [sic] brothers, William and Harley [REDINGER], of California, and Mrs. Letha LORD, Fort Wayne. A daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. James KIMSEY, assisted by Rev. Kiah RAYL, officiating. Burial will be in Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Dyke D. Stepp
Dyke D. STEPP, 66, of Logansport, father of Ralph STEPP of this city, died at 10:10 a.m. today in the Cass County Hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday. Mr. Stepp for the past several years had been employed by the Gossard Co. of Logansport.
Other survivors are a son, Edward [STEPP], Logansport, and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Chase-Miller funeral home, Logansport.
Albert J. Truby
Funeral service for Albert John TRUBY, 83, who died in Indianapolis Monday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandview church, northwest of Rochester. Rev. Frank HIGHLEY of Bruce Lake will officiate. Burial will be in the South Germany cemetery.
The body rests at the Zimmerman brothers funeral home where friends may call.

W. Glenmore Clute
Mr. and Mrs. Paul ROCKWELL early today received word of the death of W. Glenmore CLUTE, which occurred at his home in Indianapolis Monday. Mr. Clute recently retired from farming near Carmel.
He had visited Rochester and Lake Manitou on numerous occasions and had many friends throughout this community. He was a veteran of World War I.
Funeral services are to be held Wednesday afternoon at the Flanner-Buchanan funeral home, Indianapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Rockwell will attend the rites.

Wednesday, February 17, 1954

Oden Caslow
Oden CASLOW, 66, farmer residing northeast of Argos, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday following a three-year illness. He had resided in Marshall county practically all his life.
The son of Clinton and Laura CASLOW, he was born June 25, 1887, in Fulton County. In 1906 he was married to Nellie ROBERTS at Plymouth. Mr. Caslow was a member of the Seven Day Adventist church of Plymouth.
Survivors are his wife at home; a sister, Mrs. Gail BALSLEY, Plymouth; a brother, Albert B. CASLOW, Plymouth, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Elder Daniel CASLOW, assisted by Elder HANNA, Knox, will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Charles Redinger
The survivors of the late Charles REDINGER, some of whom were omitted in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel, are hereby listed:
His wife, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Robert THOMAS, Mrs. Guy AULT and Mrs. Merle SHRIVER, all of Rochester; Mrs. William HARE, North Manchester; Mrs. Ralph MEDARY, Peru; four brothers, Harley and William, Warsaw, Frad and Mark [REDINGER], Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Reathel LORD, Ft. Wayne and Daisy ZEHNER, of California; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death.

Kenneth F. Oliver
Kenneth F. OLIVER, 58, died at 7:45 a.m. today at his home a mile and a half northeast of Akron. He had been seriously ill for three weeks. He had been a resident of Henry Township his entire life.
He was born Nov. 2, 1895, in Akron, to Marshall and Rebecca FLICKLER OLIVER. he was married to Mary RAMSEY in 1928. Mr. Oliver was a school teacher. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Dora and Martha, [OLIVER], at home; one sister, Mrs. Ralph NOYER, Muncie, and one brother, Reece [OLIVER], Akron. A son and two brothers preceded him in death. Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Akron Church of God. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH assisted by Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Walter Kamp
Walter KAMP, 46, of this city, died of a heart attack which he suffered at 12:30 a.m. today at his home. He had been a resident of Rochester for 15 years, coming here from Akron.
He was born Oct. 28, 1906, at Akron to Reuben and Alphetta MOORE KAMP. His first wife, the former Lois WRIGHT, preceded him in death in 1935. Later he was married to Glenmore VALENTINE, who survives.
Other survivors are his parents; five children, Frances RUSSEHEON, Washington; Wendell [KAMP], South BEnd; Myron, Lester and Wayne [KAMP], all of Rochester; five brothers, Estil, Guy [KAMP], Akron; Robert [KAMP], Wakarusa; Harvey [KAMP], Fort Wayne; Forest [KAMP], Roann; six [sic] sisters, Mrs. Vern HALDEMAN, Mrs. Fay SMITH, Bremen; Mrs. Kathryn OVERLANDER, Akron; Mrs. Elma WAGONER, Rochester; Miss Irene KAMP, Akron and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Dyke D. Stepp
Final rites for Dyke D. STEPP, Logansport, father of Ralph STEPP, of this city, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Chase-Miller Chapel, Logansport. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport.

Adolphus Stephenson
Adolphus STEPHENSON, 87, Worthington, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Sherman Nursing Home, Plymouth. He had often visited in Argos and vicinity and had many friends throughout the Argos community.
He was born Dec. 17, 1866, in southern Indiana to Madison and Isabelle STEPHENSON. His wife, Mary [STEPHENSON], preceded him in death 30 years ago. He was a graduate of Indiana University, and a member of K. of P. Lodge and the Masonic Order.
Mr. Stephenson was employed as auditor of the Rock Island Railroad. He served 12 years as postmaster at Worthington and was president of the Terre Haute Brewing Co. for a number of years. He is survived by a brother, John C. STEPHENSON, Argos, and a nephew, Madison STEPHENSON, also of Argos.
The body was removed from the Umbaugh funeral home today to Myers funeral home, Worthington, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, February 18, 1954

Jackie Lee Rentschler
Jackie Lee [RENTSCHLER], one-day-old infant son of Adam and Katherine (Van DUYNE) RENTSCHLER, died Wednesday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital.
Survivors are the parents, a sister, Donna [RENTSCHLER]; two brothers, Henry and William [RENTSCHLER], and the Maternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Van DUYNE.
Graveside rites with Rev. Leonard FLETCHER officiating, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Fulton cemetery.

William O. Baker
Final rites for William O. BAKER, 71, were held at his home in Omaha, Neb. Mr. Baker, a former resident of Fulton County, died Feb. 11. He had resided in Omaha for the past two years.
His death resulted from injuries he received in an auto accident on January 15.
Mr. Baker was born in Fulton county in 1882 to George and Sarah Ellen BAKER.
Survivors are his wife, Marie [BAKER], of Omaha, Neb.; one daughter, Mrs. William MILLER; two sisters, Mrs. Clara WASON, of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Lulu DAFFER, of Terre Haute; a half-sister, Ethel STERLING, Wichita, Kan.; a half-brother, Jesse BAKER, of Oklahoma; two step-daughters, Mrs. Vernon STRAYER, Rochester and Mrs. Myrtle WILLIAMSON, Fremont, Ohio; three step-sons, William GREEN, and Don GREEN of Rochester, and Ray GREEN of Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.

William Drudge
William DRUDGE, 93, a resident of Fulton county for over 50 years, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Yocum nursing home, this city.
The body rests at the Foster funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, February 19, 1954

Mayme E. Haunost
Funeral services for Mrs. Mayme E. HAUNOST, who died Monday evening in the St. Mary's and Elizabeth Hospital, Louisville, Ky., were held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the St. Anthony's church, Louisville. Her death was attributed to a heart ailment. Burial was made in Calvary cemetery, that city.
Survivors are two brothers, John HENRIOTT, Rochester; Emil HENRIOTT, Galiena, Ind.; two sisters, Edna HUBLER, Elzabeth, Ind., and Augustine DENNIS, Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Haunost had many friends in and near Rochester where she had visited her brother and faily on numerous occasions.
Mr. and Mrs. HENRIOTT attended the services in Louisville.

William R. Drudge
Final rites for William R. DRUDGE, 93, retired farmer, who died Wednesday night in the Yocum nursing home, this city, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. H. Gordon HYDE, of the Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery, near Silver Lake.
Born July 19, 1860, in Wabash county, he was the son of Levi and Catherine DRUDGE. In 1880 he was married to Mary KING, who died in 1916.
Survivors are a daughter, Elsie PHILLIPS, Three Oaks, Mich.; one brother, Levi [DRUDGE], Milford; twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Two daughters and one son preceded him in death.
The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, February 20, 1954

Olga J. Durkes
Mrs. Olga J. DURKES, 252 West 10th street, Peru, died in the Wesley Memorial Hospital, Chicago, at 7 a.m. today. She had been in ill health for the past two years.
She was born in Peru March 31, 1902 to Louis and Margaret (TROUTMAN) BERKER. On June 10, 1920, she was married to Carl L. DURKES. Mrs. Durkes was a member of the Rochester St. Johns Lutheran church.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Frances M. BAKER; two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Edna GYSIN and Mrs. Emma LUTZ, all of Peru.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Johns Lutheran church, Rochester. Rev. Paul SCHWAN will officiate and burial will be in the Lutheran cemetry, Peru.
Prayer services will be held at the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru, at 10:30 Tuesday morning. The body will lie in state at he Rochester Lutheran church from 1 to 2 p.m Tuesday.

Monday, February 22, 1954

Velma Eckert
Mrs. Velma DIMMITT REED ECKERT, 89, formerly of 416 North Michigan street, Argos, died at 6:10 p.m. Sunday at the Sherman Nursing home, Plymouth. She had been in ill health for the past four years. She and her husband, John ECKERT, had resided in the nursing home since 1950. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1954.
She was born Jan. 19, 1865 to James and Jane DIMMITT on a farm near Argos. Her first marriage ws to Isaac REED in 1882. He died in 1934 and in 1942 she was married to John ECKERT. Mrs. Eckert was a member of the Argos Christian church. She was the last survivor of her family.
Survivors are two granddaghters, Mrs. Helen CULLEY, Washington, Ill.; Miss Suzanne REED, Siera Madre, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, William James and Patty CULLEY, and several nieces and nephews. Two sons and a daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home. Rev. Hubert CLEVENGER of the Argos Christian church will officiate and burial will be at the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Delbert Lucy
Mrs. Charles KEIM of R.R. 1, Rocheser, received word Saturday of the death of Delbert LUCY, Zion, Ill., which occurred Friday in Florida. For the past several years Mr. and Mrs. Lucy have spent their winters in Florida.
Mr. Lucy operates a large furniture and appliance store in Zion. The Lucys have often visited at the Charles KEIM home, Mrs. Keim being a sister of the deceased.
Funeral services are to be held in Zion, Ill, Tuesday. Mrs. Keim will be unable to attend on account of ill health.

Jennie Leininger
Mrs. Jennie (DAINE) LEININGER died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at her home in Akron. She had been in ill health for the past few weeks. However, her condition had not been regarded as critical. She had resided in Akron her entire life.
Mrs. Leininger was the daughter of Adam and Margaret (DAUGHERTY) DAINE. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the W.S.C.S. and the Loyal Workers.
Survivors are the husband, Roy LEININGER, at home; one son, John [LEINNGER], Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Edgar NEUENDORF, Madison, Wis.; three grandchildren; two brothers, Adam and Emory DAINE, both of near Gilead. A son [Harold Leroy LEININGER] who preceded her in death [May 17, 1948]. [Also surviving is a daughter-in-law, Mary Margaret (RITTENHOUSE) LEININGER.]
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron Methodist church. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH assistedby Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
The body was taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to the residence this afternoon where friends may call up until 1 p.m. Tuesday at which time it will be removed to the church to lie in state until the hour of the services.

Tuesday, February 23, 1954

George E. Fiedler
George E. FIEDLER, 78, 421 East Ottawa street, Logansport, died at 9:10 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Hospital, that city.
He is the father of Dan FIEDLER, 1018 Jackson Boulevard, this city.
the body will be removed from the McCloskey-Hamilton funeral home to the Fiedler residence in Logansport where services are to be held Thursday morning.

Wednesday, February 24, 1954

Roy M. Feltus
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Roy M. FELTUS, 77, which occurred Sunday at Bloomington.
During his earlier years, Mr. Feltus was connected with several of the nation's larger circuses and later he managed the Harris and Princess Theatres in Bloomington.
Among the survivors is a daughter, Catherine [FELTUS], who has played in movies under the name of Catherine CRAIG. She is the wife of movie star Robert PRESTON.
Mr. Feltus often visited at the lake home of Mrs. Judson HARRIS BUCHANAN of Lake Manitou.

Thursday, February 25, 1954

Mrs. Donald R. Sisk
Mrs. Donald R. SISK, 53, former resident of Rochester, died Wednesday morning at her home in Warsaw. She underwent major surgery last November and had been seriously ill since that time.
Mrs. Sisk was [Sylvia MILLER] the daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (PUTZEY) MILLER, of this city. She was born Feb. 27, 1900, at Mentone, and moved to Rochester when a child. She was a graduate of R. H. S., class of '18. Mrs. Sisk was a member of the Methodist church, The Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Lodge, all of Warsaw.
Survivors are her husband; seven children, Peggy and Pat [SISK], at home; Jackie [SISK], Burket; Buddie [SISK], Claypool; Don [SISK], Jr., Mrs. Lewis HOWARD and Richard [SISK], all of Warsaw; two brothers, Harold V. [MILLER], Rochester and Raymond MILLER, Frankfort.
A son, Frederick [SISK], was killed in action on Iwo Jima while serving with the Marine Corps in World War II.
Funeral services will be held in the Landis funeral home in Warsaw at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in a Warsaw cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, February 26, 1954

Andrew E. Babcock
Andrew Edward BABCOCK, 84, prominent retired farmer and businessman, died at 6 p.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alida B. LEASE, three miles south of this city on Ind. 25. He had been bedfast since July 2, 1953, and in failing health for the past few years.
Mr. Babcock served as Fulton county clerk for two terms; was cashier and trust officer for the United States Bank & Trust Co., Rochester, and for 10 years was president of the American National Bank of Kewanna. He was also a member of the board of trustees of the Logansport State Hospital for 10 1/2 years and was active in various organizations in Fulton county.
In earlier years he taught school for nine years in Tippecanoe and Gas City. Mr. Babcock was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge for over 59 years.
The son of George H. and Susanna ONSTOTT BABCOCK, he was born April 28, 1869, on a farm near Rochester. On June 1, 1896, he was married to Lillian DuBOIS, near Green Oak. She preceded him in death April 19, 1948.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Herrold J. LEASE, near Rochester; a twin brother, J. R. BABCOCK, Bradenton Beach, Fla.; two grandsons, Howard [LEASE], in the Air Force in England; James [LEASE], at home and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Baptist church. The Rev. Harry J. BAILEY will officiate assisted by Rev. Gordon HYDE. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, February 27, 1954

Eli S. Brubaker
Eli S. BRUBAKER, 98, retired farmer of Fulton and Marshall counties, died at 11 p.m. Friday at the Stansbury Nursing Home, this city. He had been critically ill for the past two weeks.
For the past 7 1/2 years, Mr. Brubaker had made his home with his granddaughter, Mrs. Dale KESLER, R.R. 1, Argos.
He was born Jan. 17, 1856, at Twelve Mile. His parents were Jacob and Sarah Ann BRUBAKER. In 1885 he was married to Elizabeth Isabelle MERRILL. She preceded him in death in 1946. For many years he was engaged in farming in both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Survivors are a brother, Jacob BRUBAKER, this city; one sister, Mrs. Lavina LOWMAN, Rochester; two grandchildren, Mrs. Maleta KESLER, Argos; Robert BRUBAKER, California; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rochester Christian church. Rev. Hubert CLEVENGER, Argos, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 7 p.m. today.

Clarence W. Miller
Clarence William MILLER, 49, former Rochester resident, died Thursday afternoon in a San Diego, Cal., hospital. Death was attributed to pneumonia. Funeral and burial services are to be held in San Diego, Monday.
Mr. Miller lived in Rochester and vicinity for several years where he and his father, Frank MILLER operated a garage on East 7th street prior to moving to California.
Surviving are his widow, Elsie MILLER, (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter HOUSE, this city); two children, Jack MILLER, San Diego; Mrs. Glen VADER, Scio, Ore; three grandchildren; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank MILLER, Porterville, Cal.; two brothers, Erwood MILLER, Pico, Cal.; Everett MILLER, Lowell, Ind.; four sisters, Blanche MILLER, Porterville,Cal.; Mrs. Nenian KESLER, Rochester; Mrs. Henry COX, India, Cal., and Mrs. Joe LESSARD, Keesville, N.Y.

Florence E. Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence E. SMITH, 78, lifelong residen of Akron, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Silver Creek church, five miles east of Akron. Rev. Herman HEDGES assisted by Rev. Victor RAGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.
Mrs. Smith died at 5 a.m. Friday in a hospital at Columbus, Ind., from a heart ailment. She had been ill but a brief time.
She was born July 30, 1875 in Fulton county to Jesse and Sarah Ann BURNS. In 1894 she was married to Burton E. SMITH of Akron. He died in 1938.
Survivors are four sons, William [SMITH], Columbus, Ind.; Roy, Iris and Frank (SMITH), all of Akron; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron up until 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 1, 1954

Mayme Van Vactor
Mrs. Mayme WAGONER Van VACTOR, former resident of Marshall county, died Sunday at her home in Chicao following a lengthy illness. She was the widow of William Tyner Van VACTOR.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Erma HAUGH, Chicago; Mrs. Frances HART, Lincoln, Neb.; one brother, Fred WAGONER, Chicago and a step-daughter, Mrs. Grace DECKER, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Brief services will be held Tuesday evening in the Klaymer Funeral Home, 4717 Broadway, Chicago.
Graveside rites will be conducted in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Umbaugh Funeral Home of Argos will be in charge of these services.

Eli Brubaker
Final rites for Eli BRUBAKER, 98, native of the Twelve Mile community, were held at 2 p.m. this afternoon at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Hubert CLEVENGER officiated ad burial was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, March 2, 1954

Harry Bryant
Rochester friends received word early today of the death of Harry BRYANT, 62, Niles, Mich., which occurred at 10:30 Monday evening in the St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend.
Mr. Bryant was born and reared on a farm near Athens. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Irvin BRYANT.
He is survived by his wife, of Niles, one daughter, of Anderson, and a sister, Ruth BRYANT, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Kiger Funeral Home, Niles, Mich.

Geraldine E. Lowry
Miss Geraldine E. LOWRY, 48, died at 9 a.m. today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harold UTTER, of Mentone, where she had resided for the past several years.
She was born August 28, 1905, at Streator, Ill., to Russell and Mae LOWRY. The Lowrys had resided in the Poplar Grove community southwest of Argos for many years.
Survivors are a brother, Robert R. LOWRY, Argos; five sisters, Mrs. Marjorie AMOS, Mishawaka; Mrs. Grace GOCHENOUR, R.R. 3, Argos; Mrs. Mildred RHODES, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Mary UTTER, Mentone; Mrs. Aleene ADAMS, R.R. 2, Athens and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call.

Wednesday, March 3, 1954

Geraldine E. Lowry
Funeral services for Miss Geraldine E. LOWRY, 48, of Mentone will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. David GOSSER, Mentone, will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery southwes of Argos. Friends may call at he funeral home.

Thursday, March 4, 1954

Frederick G. Spotts
Frederick G. SPOTTS, 88, retired farmer of Union township, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his foster son, William PERKINS, of near Kewanna. He had been in failing health for the past few years.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. George SPOTTS, he was born June 12, 1865, in Indiana. His wife, the former Dora TIMMONS, died 33 years ago.
Surviving are the foster son, William PERKINS, Kewanna and a half-brother, Edward SPOTTS, of Milwaukee, Wis.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Harrison chapel, Kewanna. Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Canna May Wolf
Mrs. Canna May WOLF, 76, of 501 Ohio street, this city, died at 10:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life.
She was born April 7, 1877 in Fulton county to Mr. and Mrs. Frank BIGGS. Mrs. Wolf was a former member of the Rochester Mission church. Survivors are her husband, Albert WOLF; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel WIDEMAN; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. Bevis HILL will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the fneral home Friday afternoon.

Friday, March 5, 1954

John Kindig
John KINDIG, 80, retired building contractor of Noblesville, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph Hospital, Logansport.
He was born Feb. 8, 1874, in Miami county, the son of William and Catherine (SWARTZLANDER) KINDIG. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic Lodge, No. 57 F. and A. M., of Noblesville.
Surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Cora DEEDS, Rochester; Mrs. Lavina CUNNINGHAM, Peru; two brothers, Milton [KINDIG], Bunker Hill and W. E. KINDIG, Peru; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Josephine TOZIER, Noblesville, and Mrs. Ted TINKER, New York City.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kroeger funeral home, Logansport. Burial will be in the Perrysburg Cemetery.

Saturday, March 6, 1954

Pearl Miller
Mrs. Pearl MILLER, 65, died at 6 a.m. today at her home a half mile north of Athens. She had been seriously ill for the past four years. The Millers had resided in the Athens community for many years.
She was born April 30, 1889, in Fulton county to Elmer and Mary BERGER ZIMMERMAN. On Aug. 2, 1908, she was married to Omer MILLER of Rochester. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Bethlehem church.
Survivors are the husband, at home, and the following children: Donald [MILLER], Pendleton; Edward [MILLER], North Manchester; Harold [MILLER], Akron; Gerald [MILLER], Galesburg, Ill.; Leroy [MILLER], Toledo; Mrs. Mary LEININGER, Akron. Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two brothers, Walter ZIMMERMAN, South Bend, and one sister, Mrs. Cora COPLEN, Gilead.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bethlehem church with the Rev. Ericus FOOR officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens. The body will rest at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, until 2 p.m. Sunday when it will be taken to the Miller home. Friends may call at either place.

Ina Stansbury
Mrs. Ina STANSBURY died about 10:30 a.m. today at her home, 1510 Audubon, Rochester. The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Monday, March 8, 1954

Ina Bell Stansbury
Final rites for Mrs. Ina Bell STANSBURY, 65, nursing home operator who died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at her home, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Church of God. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Stansbury's death was attributed to a heart attack.
She was born June 7, 1888, in the Mt. Olive community south of Rochester to John and Sarah [C.] (SEBERN) CARITHERS. She was twice married. [She was married to Elmer N. RICHARDSON, Jan. 3, 1906]. Her second husband [James] Hudson STANSBURY, to whom she was wed on March [10], 1918, died Nov. 29, 1938. For the past few years Mrs. Stansbury operated a nursing home at her residence, 1510 Audubon street, this city. She was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Ralph LIMING, Logansport; Mrs. Mabel MILLER; Mrs. Harvey PACKARD; Mrs. John SLAYBAUGH and Mrs. Virgil WAGONER, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Andrew COOPER, Bradenton, Fla.; three sons, George RICHARDSON, Rochester; John RICHARDSON, with the U. S. Army in Maryland, and Joe STANSBURY, Danville, Ill; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Walter INKS, South Bend and Mrs. Chester ROBBINS, Logansport.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call.

Alvan L. Kelsey
Alvan L. KELSEY, 72, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at his home, 318 Fremont street, Argos. He had been in failing health for the past 10 months. Practically all of his life was spent in Argos and vicinity.
In his earlier years Mr. Kelsey engaged in farming. Later, he owned and operated a livestock trucking business in Argos.
He was born Feb. 19, 1882, in Cass County, near Twelve Mile. His parents were Robert and Ella KELSEY. In 1901 he was married to Elsie GRISWOLD. Mr. Kelsey was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Survivors are his wife, at home, one son, Robert Kyle KELSEY, Fort Wayne; four daughters, Mrs. Eva ZENT, Argos; Mrs. Ella RETTINGER, Argos; Mrs. Marie GROSVENOR, South Bend; Mrs. Ruth KESSLER, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Edna WARD, of near Rochester; Mrs. Alice DENISTON, Walton; nineteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Vivian NELSON, died in October, 1953.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Harley ZUMBAUGH, Chase, Mich., will officiate, assisted by Rev. Hubert CLEVENGER, Argos. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery at Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Michael Allen Nichols
Michael Allen [NICHOLS], three-day old son of Harlan and Anna BUNNELL NICHOLS, died Sunda morning at Hobart.
Survivors other than the parents are two sisters, Carol and Linda [NICHOLS], at home; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John BUNNELL, Rochester.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon HYDE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 9, 1954

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Wednesday, March 10, 1954

George William Parsons
Rev. and Mrs. George R. CRANE have received word of the death of Mrs. Crane's nephew, George William PARSONS, of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.
Mr. Parsons is the son of William PARSONS, Mrs. Crane's brother-in-law, who has made frequent visits to Rochester during the past several years.

Thursday, March 11, 1954

Alma E. Sheridan
Mrs. Alma E. SHERIDAN, 78, lifelong resident of Fulton county, of 117 East 14th street, died at 7:30 Wednesday evening at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been a patient there since Tuesday. Mrs. Sheridan had been in failing health for the past few years and seriously ill for a little over a week.
She was born Feb. 15, 1876, near Leiters Ford. Her parents were Asa and Elizabeth LUCAS BAILEY. On April 4, 1906, she was married to Michael SHERIDAN. Mr. Sheridan, who was a former cashier and director of the First National Bank of this city, died in 1948. Mrs. Sheridan was a member of Rochester Methodist Church.
Survivors are a son, Charles SHERIDAN, of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Helen CRAIG, Paris, Ky., and three grandchildren all of Paris, Ky.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Claude YOUNG of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends ma call at the funeral home.

Alta McGriff
Mrs. Alta McGRIFF, 70, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital. Mrs. McGriff suffered a coronary heart attack Tuesday at her home and her condition gradually became worse. She had been a resident of Marshall county her entire life.
The daughter of William and Melissa GARVER, she was born Feb. 29, 1884, on a farm near Burr Oak. She was married to Benjamin McGRIFF in 1908. He preceded her in death in November, 1936. Following her husband's death she continued to manage their farm. Mrs. McGriff was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Irene WALTERS. R.R. 1, Akron; Mrs. Lois McKEE, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Jeanette LEFFERT, R.R. 2, Argos; one brother, George GARVER, R.R. 3, Argos; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Frienss may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held at the Richland Center Methodist church at 2 p.m. Rev. H. L. ADAMS of Hobart assisted by Rev. John Paul JONES, Winamac, will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.

Vern Clyde Maxon
Vern Clyde MAXON, 61, of near Argos, died early today in the Norman Beatty Memorial Hospital, Westville, Ind. He had been in ill health for over a year and was a patient in the hospital for the past six weeks.
He was born Sept. 5, 1892, in Green Township, mrshall county, to Oren and Katherine MAXON. In 1909, he was married to Laura Esther MORRIS. He had resided in the vicinity of Argos all of his life and prior to his last illness he was employed as a truck driver for the Ely Lumber Co. of Argos.
He is srvived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Lila WHALEY and Mrs. Mildred HOLLOWAY, both of Plymouth; Mrs. Fay STOKES, Logansport; four sons, Akron [sic], Lloyd and Lowell [MAXON], all of Plymouth, Virgil [MAXON], with the U.S. Army in Korea; three brothers, Lloyd [MAXON], Kendallville; Murble [MAXON], Teegarden, Ind.; Russell [MAXON], Bremen; seventeen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Danielson, Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, March 12, 1954

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Saturday, March 13, 1954

Alice Elizabeth Mossman
Mrs. Alice Elizabeth MOSSMAN, 91, of 1015 Elm street this city, died last night in the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., where she had been a patient for some time.
The body was brought to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where rites are pending.

Monday, March 15, 1954

Alice Elizabeth Mossman
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Elizabeth MOSSMAN, 91, of this city, who died in a Fort Wayne hospital Friday night, were held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home this city at 10:30 a.m. today. Rev. Bevis HILL officiated and burial was in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
Mrs. Mossman was born Oct. 11, 1864, in the Burton community northwest of this city to William and Sarah Jane (WARD) BINGERMAN. She had resided in the Burton community practically all her life. Mrs. Mossman was a member of the Burton Methodist church.
In 1878, she was married to Charles D. MOSSMAN, who preceded her in death in 1929.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Zina ORT, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Anna SICKAFUS, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ethel WESTWOOD, Dowagiac, Mich.; two sons, Chalmer [MOSSMAN], New Westminster, British Columtia, and Milo [MOSSMAN], Fort Wayne; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Two daughters and a son preceded her in death.

Bessie Kovacs
Mrs. Bessie KOVACS, who with six members of her family perished when their home at Hibbard burned last week, is survived by a brother and sister of this community.
A brother, Leonard DIXON, resides in the Richland Center community, while a sister, Mrs. William FLYNN, lives north of Rochester. Mrs. Kovacs' father was the late Riley DIXON, a former Rochester resident.
Also surviving are brotrs, Bill and Norman DIXON, Lakeville; Charles DIXON, near Chicago, and another sister, Leone [DIXON], LaPorte.
Seven members out of 12 of the Kovacs family died when a flash fire hit their home in the small community north of Culver.

Mary Mabel Walburn
Mrs. Mary Mabel WALBURN, 71, 1017 Elm street, this city, died at 9 a.m. today in the Rochester Nursing Home where she had been a patient since last August. She had been in failing health for over a year. Practically all of Mrs. Walburn's life had been spent in Rochester and vicinity.
She was born March 11, 1883, in the Sugar Grove community to John and Julia CLIFTON. On September 23, 1906, she was married to Harley D. WALBURN, near Akron. Mrs. Walburn was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Survivors are her husband, at home; two sons, Jean WALBURN, Pensacola, Fla., and Keith WALBURN, this city; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Perry [JEFFERIES], Mrs. Don [BEERY], both of Rochester; Mrs. Ancil [JEFFERIES], Macy; Mrs. Ruth DAVIS, Akron; Mrs. Walter HALDERMAN, Anderson; a half-sister, Belle RANTZ, and a half-brother, Frank CLIFTON, both of Andrew, Ia. A son, Gerald Clifton WALBURN, preceded her in death.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Rev. John McFarlane
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock in Whittier, Cal., for the Rev. John McFARLANE, father of Mrs. Gordon HYDE of this city. The Rev. McFarlane died at his home in Whittier Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Hyde has been inCalifornia during the illness of her father and will return home following the funeral.

Tuesday, March 16, 1954

Dean R. Crabb
Army Pfc. Dean R. CRABB of South Bend, formerly of Kewanna, who was reported missing in action in the Korean theatre of war on Feb. 19, 1952, is now presumed dead by the U.S. Defense Department.
Crabb's name was included in a list of 66 servicemen eleased Monday by defense officials, who stated the men had been missing for more than a year and now are believed to have died in action.
The former Kewanna youth, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray CRABB, entered the army in May, 1951. He completed his basic training at Camp Chaffee, Ark., and in Sept., 1951, was shipped to Korea.
At the time Crabb became missing in action he was classified as an aerial gunner on a C-46 plane. Crabb was on the aircraft as a volunteer, due to a shortage in manpower. The C-46 was carrying a number of Army Counter Intelligence Corps men who were to be dropped behind the enemy lines.
The only news the Crabbs received after this flight was from a soldier who had served with Dean. He reported the wreckage of C-46 had been sighted the next day. He further advised Mrs. Crabb not to have much hope.
Pfc. Crabb, 23, was a graduate of Kewanna High School and the South Bend College of Commerce after which he entered the service.
Surviving the former Fulton county soldier are his wife, Delores [CRABB], 824 East Fox Street, South Bend, and his parents.

Mary Mabel Walburn
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Mabel WALBURN, who died Monday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bethlehem church. Rev. Ericus FOOR, Auburn, will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call up until 1 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, March 17, 1954

[no obits]

Thursday, March 18, 1954

Elga Fidner
Funeral services for Miss Elga FIDNER, 63, of near Kewanna, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fry and Lange funeral home, Winamac. Rev. John Paul JONES will officiate and burial will be in the Star City cemetery. Miss Fidner died at her home at 6:10 Tuesday.
She was born Feb. 14, 1890, in Fulton county to Dan and Ethel FIDNER. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ruby WALSH and a nephew, Richard, both of Kewana.

Friday, March 19, 1954

Joe M. Bartik
Joe M. BARTIK, 67, 129 West 6th street, this city, died at his home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Death was attributed to a heart attack which he suffered Wednesday night. Joe had been a resident of Rochester for 57 years, coming here from Chicago.
He was born November 10, 1886, in Chicago to Charles and Mary (RIZICKA) BARTIK. For the past 15 years he had been employed as custodian at the Rochester First National Bank.
Mr. Bartik was a veteran of World War I, serving overseas in France. He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge and the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Anna CHRISMAN, Anderson; a niece, Mrs. Blanch CUNNINGHAM, also of Anderson, and a nephew, Lester CIKANEK of Richlands, N.C.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. H. Gordon HYDE assisted by the American Legion Post will have charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Andrew Peterson
Andrew PETERSON, 85, retired farmer of Kosciusko county, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in the General Hospital, Mansfield, Ohio, where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. Mr. Peterson had been a resident of Mansfield since last September.
He was born in Sweden, Sept. 2, 1868, the son of Gustal and Anna Sophia (GUSTAFSON) PETERSON. He came to America with his parents in 1871 and the family settled on a farm west of Bourbon. On Jan. 9, 1902, he was married to Carrie BEARSS at Bourbon. She preceded him in death on July 23, 1951.
Mr. Peterson was a member of the E.U.B. church of Bourbon.
Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, one of the latter being Ransford PETERSON, R.R. 5, this city. A brother Charles J. PETERSON, Rochester, preceded him in death a few years ago.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the E.U.B. church, Etna Green. Rev. O. I. UNCAPHER will officiate and burial will be made in the Summit Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the Bilby-McHatton Funeral Home, Warsaw, until noon Saturday.

Saturday, March 20, 1954

Lora E. Nickels
Lora E. NICKELS, 46, farmer residing a mile south of Fulton on State Road 25, died at 3:30 a.am. today in his home as the result of a head wound self-inflicted with a .22-calibre rifle.
Ill health was given as the reason for the taking of his own life.
Born Oct. 12, 1907, in Bethlehem Township, Cass County, Mr. Nickels was the son of Monroe and Mary ALBER NICKELS. He was married Sept. 24, 1939, to Berneice CONRAD, who survives. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Other survivors are a son, Jackie Lee [NICKELS], 11; a daughter, Connie Sue [NICKELS], 6; two sisters, Mrs. Trella DAGUE, Lucerne, and Mrs. Goldie SIDALL, Logansport; and three brothers, William [NICKELS], R.R. 4, Logansport, and Harry and James [NICKELS], both of Lansing, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. R. H. TURNER of the Fulton Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

William H. Hammel
William H. HAMMEL, 62, of Warsaw, Ind., died 10 p.m. Friday in the Murphy Medical Center of that city.
Among the survivors is a son, Hal HAMMEL, of R.R. 3, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, Warsaw. Friends may call at the Bibler funeral home, Warsaw, after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 22, 1954

Phon Earl Geisinger
Phon Earl GEISINGER, 29, boatswain's mate 1/c, U.S. Navy, died at 9:55 a.m. Friday in the Naval Hospital, Corona, Cal. He had been ill for six months.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd GEISINGER, South Bend, former residents of the Leiters Ford Community. Phon Earl was born April 5, 1924, in South Bend. He graduated from John Adams H.S. and enlisted in the Navy, Dec. 27, 1941.
In World War II he served in the Pacific area, most of the time in Pearl Harbor and was with the 19th Naval Fleet until his last illness. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mishawaka.
Surviving with his parents are two sisters, Mrs. Donald ROYTEK, South Bend, and Mrs. Donald BALDRIDGE, Norfolk, Va.; and a grandmother, Mrs. Dessie GUISINGER, South Bend. His mother is a sister of Mrs. Flo MILLER, Daniel HUDKINS and William HUDKINS, all of Rochester.
The body is being returned to the DeVoe Funeral Home, Mishawaka. Military funeral rites will be held but the time has not been decided.

Tuesday, March 23, 1954

Donald Bryant
Donald 'Brook" BRYANT, well-known resident of the Athens community, ended his own life around 6 a.m. today by shooting himself through the roof of the mouth with a .22-caliber rifle. His body was found back of an abandoned cider mill, about a quarter of a mile north of Athens.
Coroner D. K. STINSON, and his deputy, Dr. Dale BERKEBILE, who investigated, ruled that Bryant met death by a self-inflicted wound. Death was believed to have been instantaneous.
Friends said Mr. Bryant had been brooding since the death of his mother early in last summer. He was a bachelor and resided on his own farm six miles northwest of Akron.
He was born Oct. 10, 1906, at Bisbee, N.D., to Jesse and Ida (SHIVELY) BRYANT. Mr. Bryant engaged in farming and was also employed as a gravel truck operator by the Fulton County Highway Department for a number of years.
He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Rochester and the Masonic Order of Akron. Practically all of his life had been spent in the vicinity of Athens where he had many friends.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Olive ROMIG, South Bend; Mrs. Cleo HIGHT, Etna Green; and Mrs. Edith RHODES, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.Thursday at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 24, 1954

Carl Carlson
Carl CARLSON, 80, retired farmer, of Trail's End, Tippecanoe River, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 6 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home, where he had been a patient since March 20. He had been in failing health for the past year. Mr. Carlson moved to Fulton County several years ago from Chicago.
A native of Sweden, he was born May 5, 1873, at Sandvicken, Sweden to Jan and Christenia (LARSDOTER) CARLSON.
Survivors are one brother, Otto CARLSON, of Trail's End and one sister, Mrs. Anna OLANDER, Sandvicken, Sweden.
Final rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, this city. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clara Furey
Rochester relatives have returned from Cincinnati, Ohio where they attended the final rites for Mrs. Clara FUREY, former resident of Rochester.
Mrs. Clara Furey was the daughter of Jonas and Lavina GILBERT. She was born in Rochester in 1879 and spent her childhood in this city. Her husband, Pete FUREY, preceded her in death several years ago.
She is survived by four children, Mrs. Florent SHARKEY and Mrs. Paul WITSCHGER, both of Cincinnati; Leslie FUREY, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Robert FUREY of California.
Mrs. Madge RICHTER and Mr. and Mrs. George MABY returned home today after attending the funeral services. Mrs. Furey was a sister of Mrs. Richter.

Thursday, March 25, 1954

[no obits]

Friday, March 26, 1954

Donald Ruh
Rochester friends early today received word of the death of Donald RUH, former resident, which occurred Thursday at Oklahoma City, Okla. Death, which was sudden, was believed caused by a heart seizure.
Donald was the youngest son of the late Alex and Ida (SPERLING) RUH. He was born in Rochester and was a graduate of RHS. He was a graduate of a horticulturist course and for several years operated a landscaping business in Indianapolis.
A sister, Mrs. Lucy PELL, of Brazil, Ind., is the last survivor of the Ruh family. Two brothers, Dr. Harold RUH and Frederick RUH, preceded Donald in death.
Burial is to be made in the Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis. Details of the final rites were not given.
Ida McLane
Rochester friends have been notified of the death of Mrs. Ira McLANE of Culver.
She is the mother of Frank McLANE, superintendent of the Marshall county schools and mother of Mrs. Byron STUDEBAKER, of Van Nuys, Calif. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Culver.

Saturday, March 27, 1954

John F. McLean
Funeral services for John F. McLEAN, 82, retired traveling salesman, 951 East Normal Street, Springfield, Mo., were held Wednesday in the Herman Lohmeyer Chapel in that city, according to word received by Rochester relatives.
Mr. McLean had resided in Springfield for the past 42 years. He was employed by the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. He was born at Gilead, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry McLEAN.
Ray E. MYERS, Mrs. Anna MacVAY MOW, Mrs. Charles STAHL and Mrs. Essie BAILEY are cousins of the deceased.

Kathlen Kinnaman
Funeral services for Mrs. Kathlen (DAVIS) KINNAMAN, 6222 Frederick Road, Baltimore, Md., were held in Catonsville, Md., and burial was in a Catonsville cemetery.
Mrs. Kinnaman was a member of the Catonsville Methodist Church and the Woman's Club of that city.
Survivors are her husband, Vincent H. KINNAMAN, and two sisters, Mrs. Josephine D. EWALT, of Peoria, Ill., and Mrs. Mary D. SMITH, of Arlington, Va. A daughter, Virginia [KINNAMAN], preceded her in death several years ago as did her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ostinel DAVIS, of this city.

Monday, March 29, 1954

Clyde L. Lackey
Clyde L. LACKEY, 71, R.R. 1, Akron, died in Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw Saturday from injuries he received in a two-car crash southwest of Warsaw on Road 25, at an intersection with a county road.
Mrs. Cora MARTZ LACKEY, who was riding with her husband, was also injured and is reported in a critical condition in the same hospital. She suffered a skull fracture and chest injuries. Mr. Lackey was hurt internally.
The other auto was driven by Richard P. CLARK, 16, Mentone, who was accompanied by five teen-age girls. No one was hurt. Officers who investigated said the Lackey car was hit broadside by the Clark auto.
Mr. Lackey was born in Paulding County, Ohio and was married to the former Miss MARTZ on Oct. 18, 1904. He was a member of the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving with the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Andrew KONKLE and Mrs. Chester HOOVER, R.R. 5, Warsaw, and Mrs. Paul COOK, R.R. 2, Warsaw, and five sons, James [LACKEY], R.R. 1, Claypool; John [LACKEY], R.R. 4, Warsaw; William [LACKEY] of California; Robert [LACKEY], of Claypool and Clarence [LACKEY], of near Akron.

Thomas Harry Grossman
Infant Thomas Harry GROSSMAN was still born at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth. The baby was the son of Wayne, Jr. and Betty Joann COMPTON GROSSMAN, R.R. 2, Argos.
Survivors are the parents; one sister, Dianne [GROSSMAN], one brother, Phillip [GROSSMAN], both at home; grandparents, Mrs. Harry COMPTON, Plymouth and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne GROSSMAN, Sr., of near Bourbon.
Graveside services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Rev. Robert WALL of Inwood officiated.

Tuesday, March 30, 1954

Gordon S. Griffin, Jr.
Mr. Gordon S. GRIFFIN, Jr., 35, son of Mr. and Mre. Gordon S. GRIFFIN, Sr., 514 East Ninth street, died March 22, at his home in Racine, Wis., after a month's illness.
Mr. Griffin, who is survived by his wife and two daughters, ages 7 and four, was account executive for the Western Advertising Agency in Racine. He formerly had been with the National Safety Council and with the Chamber of Commerce in Fort Wayne and Lafayette.
His grandmother, Mrs. India GRIFFIN, resides here at 122 West Seventh street. His parents, who operate The Flagpole on East Ninth street, were called to Racine from Lakeland, Fla., by their son's fatal illness.

Myrtle Eunice McCay
Mrs. Myrtle Eunice McCAY, 70, died at 3 p.m. Monday at her home on R.R. 2, Rochester. She had been in ill health for the past several months. Practically all her life had been spent in Rochester and vicinity.
The daughter of Melvin and Martha (WALTERS) TRUE, she was born Aug. 28, 1883, in Rochester. Her husband, Jasper McCAY, preceded her in death 10 years ago. Mrs. McCay was a member of the Rochester Baptist church, the Spanish-American and the VFW Auxiliaries and the Rebekah lodge.
She is survived by five children, Miss Martha McCAY, this city; Mrs. Earl FOUTS, Mishawaka; James, Carl and Mervin McCAY, all of Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baptist church with Rev. H. Gordon HYDE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. After 7 p.m. today friends may call at the Foster funeral home until 1 p.m. Thursday at which time the body will be taken to the church.

Wednesday, March 31, 1954

[no obits]

Thursday, April 1, 1954

Clyde V. Mendenhall
Clyde V. MENDENHALL, 73, 296 Race street, this city, died at 2 a.m. today at his home. Death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a heart seizure. Previously he had been enjoying his usual good health. He had been a resident of Rochester for 11 years coming here from Wabash.
He was born June 17, 1880, at Franklin, to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse MENDENHALL. On Feb. 8, 1943 he was married to Jennie WIDNER at Indianapolis. For the past several months Mr. Mendenhall had been employed at the Felts cigar store and restaurant. For many years Mr. Mendenhall was a caterer for country clubs and lodges throughout Indiana. He was a member of the Marion Masonic Lodge, the Wabash Methodist church and the Moose Lodge of Rochester.
Survivors are the wife, at home; three stepchildren, Mrs. Leonard GOODMAN, Lafayette; Mrs. Richard GEIGER, and Henry HATHAWAY, both of Rochester; and one grandson, Jack THOMPSON, Indianapolis. A daughter preceded him in death.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The body then will be taken to the Hoover and Miner funeral home, Wabash, where final rites will be conducted. Rev. Claude YOUNG of the Rochester Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Wabash Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, April 2, 1954

Cleotus D. Utter
Dr. Dean K. STINSON, Fulton county coroner, rendered a verdict of suicide by a self-inflicted would in the death of Cleotus D. UTTER, 34, which occurred at 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital. Utter shot himself in the left temple with a .22 calibre revolver around 8:30 a.m. Thursday at his home, 1008 Bancroft avenue, this city.
He had been a resident of Rochester for the past eight years, moving here from Akron. About a month ago he purchased the Shell Filling Station at 516 North Main street from Howard SUMMERS, of this city.
He was born Feb. 9, 1920, to Harley and Gertrude (JOHNSON) UTTER in Henry township. On Sept. 21, 1941, he was married to Helen ELLIOTT.
Mr. Utter, who graduated from Akron H.S. in 1939, was one of the outstanding players on the Akron basketball team. He served in World War II from July, 1942, until November, 1945, with Company F of the 318th U. S. Infantry. In 1944, he was wounded in action in France. Mr. Utter was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Rochester.
Surviving are his wife and two sons, Marvin and Roger [UTTER], at home; his mother, Mrs. Gertrude UTTER, Akron; four brothers, Wilburt and Harold [UTTER], both of Mentone; Dean [UTTER], Athens and George [UTTER], Plymouth; one sister, Mrs. Josephine SANDERS, Rochester and several nieces and nephews. His father and one son preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Flo Zook
Rochester friends today received word of the death of Mrs. John ZOOK, which occurred early this morning at her home in South Bend. Death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a heart seizure.
The Zooks were former residents of this city, Mr. Zook having served as county recorder. They have resided in South Bend for a score of years. Mrs. Zook's maiden name was Flo COOK.
She is survived by her husband and twin daughters. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Sadie A. Cooper
Mrs. Sadie A. COOPER, 78, of three miles west of Fulton, died at 5:15 a.m. today in the Rochester Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the past week. Her entire life had been spent in the vicinity of Fulton.
She was born April 9, 1875, in Wayne township to Isaac and Mary Ann (HOSACK) BARKER. On Sept. 15, 1902, she was married to George COOPER. Mrs. Cooper was a member of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church.
Survivors are the husband, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Orren St. CLAIR; three sisters, Mrs. Ella COLLINS, Mrs. Bertha NELLANS, both of Fulton and Mrs. Melvina MOGLE, Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fulton E.U.B. church with Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home until 1 p.m. Sunday at which time the body will be removed to the church to lie in state until 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 3, 1954

Flo Zook
Funeral services for Mrs. Flo (COOK) ZOOK, who died Friday morning in her home at 742 Portage avenue, South Bend, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Welsheimer funeral home, South Bend. Burial will be in South Bend Southlawn cemetery.
Mrs. Zook, who was born in Fulton, had been a resident of South Bend since 1929, moving there from Rochester. She was a member of the Fulton Evangelical United Brethren church.
Survivors are her husband, John L. ZOOK, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence J. GRAHAM, South Bend, and Mrs. Carl R. NELLARS, Plymouth; two brothers, Ray D. and Robert L. COOK, Detroit; and three sisters, Mrs. Rose EYTCHESON and Mrs. Bertha ABBOTT, South Bend, and Mrs. Lalah D. TerMEER, Detroit.

Ada Haldeman
Mrs. Ada HALDEMAN, 60, died at 3 p.m. Friday at her home in Akron. She had been in ill health for the past 12 years and a resident of Akron her entire life.
The daughter of Reuben and Alfretta KAMP, she was born March 1, 1894. In 1920, she was married to Vern HALDEMAN in Michigan.
Surviving are the husband and her father, both of Akron; five brothers, Estil and Guy [KAMP], Akron; Robert [KAMP], Wakarusa; Harvey [KAMP], Fort Wayne; Forest [KAMP], Roann; five sisters, Mrs. Fay GROGG, Mrs. Katherine OVERLANDER and Irene KAMP, Akron; Mrs. Mable SMITH, Bremen and Mrs. Elma WAGONER, Rochester. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 Monday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in Akron I.O.O.F. Friends may call at he funeral home.

Monday, April 5, 1954

Frank O. Wagoner
Frank O. WAGONER, 90, retired farmer, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at his home three miles northwest of Macy. He had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.
He was born Aug. 15, 1863, in Fulton county to John A. and Sarah (FANCHER) WAGONER. In 1890 he was married to Viola ZARTMAN, who preceded him in death in 1894. Mr. Wagoner had been a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge for 57 years.
Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Albert CHALK, Macy; one brother, James WAGONER, of Macy; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Macy Christian church. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery, southeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton.

Major Dr. J. C. Manning
Rochester relatives were notified Saturday evening of the death of Major Dr. J. C. MANNING, which occurred Saturday afternoon in a hospital at Wichita Falls, Texas. He had been seriously ill since last January after undergoing major surgery.
Major Manning was chief surgeon at the U.S. Tinker Base Hospital, Oklahoma City, Okla., until his last illness.
He is survived by his wife, formerly Helen McDOUGLE, of this city, and two children.
The body is being returned to Indianapolis.

Lillian Migonis
Mrs. Lillian MIGONIS, 43, of three miles east of Fulton, died suddenly of a heart attack at 5 p.m. Saturday evening at her home. She had been a resident of Liberty township for over three years, moving there from Kewanna.
Born in Chicago, August 20, 1910, she was the daughter of John and Sophia JELEN ROUDEN. On Feb. 22, 1935, she was married to Anthony MIGONIS, who survives with one daughter, Alma [MIGONIS], at home.
Other survivors are six sisters, Mrs. Josephine MIGONIS, Leiters Ford, Mrs. Mary ERVIK, Mrs. Angeline DARGAS, Mrs. Catherine POTES, Mrs. Valeria BOEDICKEI, Mrs. Alice JANOVIC, all of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Ann's Catholic church, Kewanna. Father Rev. Charles REMAKIUS will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. The body rests at the Ditmire funeral home.
The Rosary will be read at the Ditmire funeral home at 8 p.m. this evening.

Ida E. Rouch
Mrs. Ida E. ROUCH, 81, 829 Monroe street, died at 6 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital. She had been seriously ill for a month. Mrs. Rouch had resided in this city for eight years, coming here from Wayne township.
The daughter of Richard and Abigail (WILLIAMS) REED, she was born March 11, 1873. In December, 1891, she was married to Ezra ROUCH, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Rouch was a member of the Rochester Trinity EUB church.
Surviving are three sons: Earl ROUCH, superintendent of the Fulton County schools; Loyd ROUCH, of the Rochester Farmers Mutual Insurance Co., both of this city, and Lester [ROUCH], near Kewanna; three daughters, Mrs. Fay RANS, of Kewanna; Mrs. Orpha B. FRY, of Winamac, and Mrs. Gail NICOLL, of Logansport; two brothers, Alfred REED, of Logansport and Elmer REED, of Wilmington, Cal.; twenty-nine grandchildren, and fifty-three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity E.U.B. church with Rev. Fremont WILMERT officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home to the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday to lie in state until the hour of the services.

Dr. Joseph C. Manning
Funeral services for Dr. Joseph C. MANNING, 37, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Flanner & Buchanan Fall Creek Mortuary, Indianapolis. Cremation will follow. Dr. Manning was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Walter McDOUGLE, of this city.
He died Saturday afternoon at Shepard Air Force Base Hospital, Wichita Falls, Tex., after three months of illness. Dr. Manning joined the Air Force in March, 1953, and since April, 1953, he been in charge of surgery at Tinker Air Force Base at Oklahoma City, Okla. He became ill in January and went to Shepard Air Force Base for surgery.
Dr. Manning was born in St. Joseph, Mo., and was graduated from Baldwin University at Baldwin City, Kan. He attended the University of Missouri Medical School for two years and completed his medical studies at the University of Tennessee in 1942. He engaged in general surgery in Indianapolis and served as a resident at the Indiana University Medical Center from 1945 to 1948.
In 1948, he made a substantial contribution to medical science through his work on an artificial kidney used in surgery. The device, invented by a Canadian doctor, was improved by Dr. Manning and Dr. Frederic Taylor of Indianapolis.
Dr. Manning was a member of the Marion County Medical Association, the Indiana State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He was also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Phi Beta Pi medical fraternity, the Sertome Club and the Methodist church. His home was at 3121 Sharon avenue.
Survivors are his wife, Helen (McDOUGLE) MANNING; a son, Joseph [MANNING[ 6; a daughter, Martha [MANNING], 3; one brother, Dr. K. R. MANNING, Indianapolis, and his mother, Cole R. MANNING, of Indianapolis.
Mrs. William DENISTON of this city, who had been with her sister, Mrs. Manning, for the past two weeks at Wichita Falls, Tex., returned home Monday.

Wednesday, April 7, 1954

Joe Condon
Joe CONDON, 56, former resident of this city, died Tuesday morning at his home in Jasper, Ore. Death which came suddenly was from a heart seizure.
He was the son of the late Clark and Martha CONDON. He and his wife, the former Opal ZABST, of Fulton, moved to the northwest over a score of years ago where he was engaged in the real estate business.
Survivors are his wife and two daughters and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Jasper, Ore. Burial will be in a Jasper cemetery.

Mrs. Henry Sanders
Mrs. Henry SANDERS, 79, who resides seven miles northwest of Rochester, died at 11:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.

Ezra T. Jones
Ezra T. JONES, 78, lifelong resident of Rochester and vicinity, died at 6 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home where he had been a patient since March 24. He had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill for the past two weeks.
He was born August 21, 1875 in Marshall county to Isaac N. and Mary Jane JONES. On April 11, 1903, he was married to Clara Belle ANDERSON, of this city. She preceded him in death Nov. 18, 1941. Mr. Jones was a member of the Rochester Grace Methodist church and was a life member of Knights of Pythias Lodge, No. 122.
He taught school for three years after graduating from the Rochester Normal University and was then employed as a rural mail carrier until his retirement in 1943.
Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. John RAVENCROFT, of Skokie, Ill.; one son, Cecil JONES, of South Bend; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Edna SAUSAMAN, of this city.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Claude YOUNG of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, April 8, 1954

Clifford E. Runkle
Clifford E. RUNKLE, 425 Parkview Heights, Knox, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend. He had been a resident of Knox for six years moving there from LaPorte. He was born in Miami County, July 27, 1913. His parents were William and Carrie (GUISE) RUNKLE. He was married to Dorothy DULSKI at Denver, Ind., on August 27, 1932.
Survivors are his wife, of Knox, and five children, William, of Camp Polk, La.; Joan, James, Carol and Roy [RUNKLE], at home; a sister, Mrs. Harry KOTTERMAN, of Macy, and a brother, Gerald RUNKLE, of Akron.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harry Price funeral home, Knox. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, Denver, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be at Crown Hill cemetery, Knox.

Elsie Dell Sanders
Final rites for Mrs. Elsie Dell SANDERS, 79, R.R. 3, Rochester, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Frank HIGHLEY, of the Grandview church, will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Sanders died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient since last Sunday. One week following the death of her husband, Henry F. [SANDERS], last October 9, she fell and broke her hip. Since then she had been hospitalized part of the time, the remainder being spent at the home of her son, Vern SANDERS of this city.
She was born near Argos, March 25, 1875, to John D. and Laura Dell McGRIFF. She was married on April 28, 1874, to Henry F. SANDERS and all of her married life she resided in Fulton county. Mrs. Sanders was a member of the Grandview EUB church and the ladies aid of that church.
Survivors are two daughters and one son: Mrs. Blanche OVERMYER, of near Argos; Mrs. Glenn ZENTZ, of Argos; Vern SANDERS, of this city; two brothers, Edward McGRIFF, Argos, and Albert McGRIFF, Rochester; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

Friday, April 9, 1954

John Bronson
John BRONSON, 67, died at 10 p.m. Thursday at his home 515 North Maple avenue, Argos. He had been in failing health for the past nine years. He came to Argos from Fulton county 14 years ago. For the past several years he was engaged in the used furniture business.
He was born in Fulton county on January 27, 1887. On Sept. 6, 1905, he was married to Ada WALTZ. Mr. Bronson was a member of the Argos Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one son, Vern BRONSON, Indianapolis, and one daughter, Mrs. Irene SOUTH, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. Rev. Harold FRAKER of the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, east of Argos.
Friends may call at the fneral home.

Saturday, April 10, 1954

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Monday, April 12, 1954

John H. Bell
John H. BELL, 90, of this city, died at 4 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for the past two months. Since 1951 when he returned here from Evansveille, he had resided at the Fulton County Home. Mr. Bell was a retired building contractor.
He was born on December 25, 1863, in Fulton county to Mr. and Mrs. Richard BELL. There are no known survivors.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with Rev. Bevis HILL officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

George Gregory
A Terre Haute man, George GREGORY, 33, was found dead at 6 a.m. Sunday along the Erie Railroad tracks about a mile east of Rochester near the state highway 25 crossing.
Dr. Dean K. STINSON, Fulton County coroner, said death was accidental and expressed belief that Gregory suffered a severely crushed skull on a fall from an eastbound freight. His left arm lay across the westbound track and this led to some speculation that a second train may have hit the body later.
The accident, which also was investigated by Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, was believed to have occurred abount 12:10 o'clock Sunday morning at a point on the eastbound track within 100 feet of the highway crossing.
Papers found on the body helped identification. Gregory, a Negro, is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lucille FIELDS and Mrs. Hacel CARSON, both of Terre Haute. The body is at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements.

John Joseph Hattery
The body of a man found Friday in a hog house on the Carl BAKER farm, three miles northwest of Camden, has been identified as that of John Joseph HATTERY, Valparaiso.
Dr. John R. WAGONER, Carroll county coroner, estimated Hattery's age as about 25 years and said the body indicated death had occurred several months ago. There was no evidence of foul play.
Hattery was raised near and attended school at Kewanna. Later he was admitted to the state hospital at Logansport.
James A. STIMSON, supervisor of the men's ward of the Logansport hospital made positive identification of the body and stated that Hattery was one of two men who escaped from the institution last December 26. The other patient, who escaped was picked up a few days later on a farm in the vicinity of Camden.

Gilbert Leroy Corbett
Gilbert Leroy CORBETT, 54, well-known farmer residing on R.R. 4, Rochester, southwest of Leiters Ford, ended his own life at 6:30 a.m. Sunday by shooting himself through the roof of his mouth with a .22 caliber rifle.
County Coroner Dean K. STINSON, who investigated the death, tendered a verdict of suicice.
Mr. Corbett had been in failing health for several months and was in a state of mental depression for the past several days, relatives said.
He was born Sept. 13, 1899, in Pulaski county, to Edward and Rebecca (TREADWAY) CORBETT. He had been engaged in farming in the northwest section of Fulton county for several years. He was a member of Winamac Christian church.
Survivors are his wife, the former Marie LUNSFORD, at home; a son Maurice [CORBETT], of near Leiters Ford; four grandchildren; a brother, Warren CORBETT, South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Herman HONNEDAL, Rush City, Minn.; Miss Martha CORBETT, Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. Dorothy HOWE, Gary, and a half-brother, George DOUGLAS, Huntington.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday a the Sharon church north of Kewanna. Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the [Moon] cemetery. Fridnds may call at the Corbett home.

Jess E. Sutton
Jess E. SUTTON, 73, died at 3 a.m. today at his home four miles southwest of Fulton. He had been in ill health for the past four months. Practically all his life had been spent in Cass county where he was engaged in farming.
The son of Stephen and Susan SUTTON, he was born May 7, 1880, in Pulaski county. On Nov. 3, 1901, he was married to Mary E. KAHLER. Mr. Sutton was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife and six sons: Wayne, Frank, Vernon Dale, Charles [SUTTON], all of Route 1, Lucerne, Ind.; Harvey [SUTTON], of Logansport, and George [SUTTON], of Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Illie NEFF, of Metea; Mrs. Nettie HERD, of Kewanna; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Nancy JACKSON, of this city.
Final rites in charge of Rev. Harry REA will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Metea Baptist church. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton.

Lula Dawald
Mrs. Lula DAWALD, 73, of three miles northeast of Fulton, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital following a four weeks illness. Practically all of her life was spent in the vicinity of Fulton.
She was born Sept. 7, 1880, in Fulton county to Milton and Ruth (BRIGGS) QUICK. On Jan. 10, 1900, she was married to Benjamin F. DAWALD, who survives. Mrs. Dawald was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Other survivors areher husband, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Everett NEWELL, Fulton, and Mrs. Merl DURBIN, South Bend; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three brothers, Earl and Carl QUICK, of Rochester, and Orville QUICK, Hartford, Mich.; and two sisters, Mrs. Esther WILLIAMS, Lorton, Va., and Mrs. Ida DAWALD, Glendale, Cal.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. R. H. TURNER officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Walter E. Jewell
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Walter E. JEWELL, 76, former resident, which occurred Thursday, April 8, at his home, 426 S. Serrano avenue, Los Angeles, Cal.
Mr. Jewell, a resident of California for 35 years, founded the Jewell Steel & Malleable Co. in Buffalo, N.Y., in the early 1900s and served as its presidet until his retirement 30 years ago.
A world traveler, he had participated in several big game hunts in Africa and was a member of the American Adventure Club.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward JEWELL, of this city, and was a graduate of Rochester high school. Mr. Jewell left Rochester over 30 years ago, but visited here on numerous occasions while his parents were still living.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nancy ADAMS, and two sons, Robert and Ward JEWELL, all of Los Angeles. Two sisters, Mrs. Belle FENSTERMAKER and Mrs. Ida DIELMAN, preceded him in death.
Private funeral services were held Saturday in the chapel of the Pierce Brothers Mortuary, Los Angeles, and burial was in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park cemetery.

Tuesday, April 13, 1954

Diane Sue Adams
Diane Sue [ADAMS], two-and-a-half months old daughter of James R. and Laura Jean (SAYGER) ADAMS, of Winona Lake, Ind., died Monday evening in the St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka. The child was born in Rochester on Jan. 28, 1954.
Survivors are the parents; a brother, Larry Joe [ADAMS], at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herschel SAYGER, Athens and Mr. and Mrs. Roy ADAMS of Akron and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Zida JONES, Warsaw.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian church, Warsaw. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery, that city. The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, this city, where friends may call.

Wednesday, April 14, 1954

Nina May Gibbons
Mrs. Nina May GIBBONS, 71, 222 East Sixth street, this city, died at 8:30 a.m. today at her home. She had been seriously ill since last December and in failing health for the past three years. Mrs. Gibons had been a resident of this city for 27 years. She formerly resided on a farm north of Leiters Ford.
The daughter of Michael and Julia (POTTER) EASTERDAY, she was born May 9, 1882, in the Burton community. On Sept. 12, 1902, she was married to Daniel GIBBONS who preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1929. Mrs. Gibbons was a member of the Spanish-American War Auxiliary.
Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Estil "Duke" CARTER, this city; one stepson, Welcome GIBBONS, Elkridge, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary CHAMBERLAIN, this city, and Mrs. Clarence WEST, Battle Creek, Mich.; one brother, Elmer EASTERDAY, Marion; two step-grandchildren; a niece, Mrs. Helen BERKHEISER, this city, and several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home wih Rev. Fremont WILLMERT in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, April 15, 1954

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Friday, April 16, 1954

Martha E. Burns
Mrs. Martha E. BURNS, 87, died Thursday at her home in SAlem, Or. She had been in ill health for the past several years. Mrs. Burns was formerly a resident of Akron.
A daughter, Mrs. Ludd REED, with whom she made her home is the only survivor.
Final rites are to be held Monday in Salem.

Pearl Leffel
Mrs. Pearl LEFFEL, 76, for many years a resident of the Walnut Community, died at 8:30 a.m. today in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth. Death was attributed to a stroke of paralysis which was suffered four days ago.
Mrs. Leffel was born Feb. 2, 1878, on a farm near Walnut. Her parents were Wesley and Jennie LEFFEL. She was the last member of the Leffel family.
The only survivors are several cousins.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Edward BOASE of the Argos Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery, southwest of Argos.
Friends may call at he funeral home.

Saturday, April 17, 1954

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Monday, April 19, 1954

Albert Day
Albert DAY, 75, of this city, died late Saturday evening in Woodlawn Hospital. Mr. Day was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and his death reduced the veterans of Company B, 158th Indiana Volunteers Infantry to 13.
This company, formed around a nucleus of the Rochester National Guard unit, originally had 102 privates, 12 corporals, three sergeants, two lieutenants and a captain. Mr. Day was a former commander of the Major A. H. Skinner Camp, Spanish-American War Veterans. His illness kept him from attending the Camp's muster here last Tuesday.
He was born June 28, 1878, on a farm near Green Oak to Henry and Ann (COPNER) DAY. Practically all of his life was spent in Fulton county. He was a member of the St. Paul's EUB church.
Survivors include two brothers, John DAY of Arcadia and Bliss DAY of Lebanon and a sister, Mrs. Sell COLEMAN of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Paul's EUB church with Rev. Bevis HILL officiating. The Leroy Shelton American Legion Post members will assist with the rites. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Asa R. Minter
Asa R. MINTER, 60, who resided two miles south of Fulton, died at 11:40 a.m. Sunday in the Memorial Hospital, Logansport. He had been seriously ill for three weeks.
Mr. Miller was born Feb. 7, 1894, in Cass county. His parents were Edward and Elzyan (BANTA) MINTER. He was married to Hazel LAYMAN on March 13, 1937. Mr. Minter was a former employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a member of the Metea Baptist church and the Eagles Lodge, Logansport.
Suvivors are his wife, at home; one son, James [MINTER], of Winamac; one step-daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth MUSSELMAN, Logansport; a step-grandson; and a sister, Mrs. George HUBENTHAL, of Lucerne.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Metea Baptist church and burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home chapel.
The body will lie in state for an hour previous to the time of the services.

Esther Bonnie Garrison
Prayer services for Esther Bonnie GARRISON, stillborn infant of James and Willmetta (VANCE) GARRISON, Plymouth, were held at 4 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Burial was in the Maple rove cemetery, Argos.
Mrs. Garrison is a former resident of Argos.
Survivors are the parents; a brother, James [GARRISON], Jr.; two half-brothers and two half-sisters and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen SPENCER, South Bend, and Mr. and Mrs. Clark GARRISON of Plymouth.

Willis E. Nelson
Funeral services for Willis E. NELSON, salesman, residing a mile north of Akron, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, south of Mentone.
Mr. Nelson died at 4:10 p.m. Friday at his home following several week's illness.
He was born April 20, 1885 at Mentone. His parents were John Riley and Emma (SHAW) NELSON. On May 8, 1932, he was married to Mary MEINERT. Mr. Nelson was a member of he Mentone Church of Christ.
Survivors are the wife; six children, Evelyn WICKSTROM and Calvin [NELSON], both of Detroit; Willis E. [NELSON], Jr.; Kent and Linda [NELSON], all at home; Fred [NELSON], Indianapolis; two brothers, Irvin [NELSON], Mentone; Virgil [NELSON], Mishawaka, and one sister, Mrs. Nora TEEL, Mentone.
Friends may call at he Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

Garrett Alber
Garrett ALBER, 57, former Fulton county resident, died at 2 a.m. today at his home, 701 Riverside Drive, South Bend. He had been ill one month from a heart ailment.
He was the son of Daniel and Maggie ALBER. For the past few years Mr. Alber was employed as postmaster at the University of Notre Dame.
Survivors are his wife, the former Adeline MASON; a son and a daughter; four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Maggie Alber of Fulton; three brothers, Calvin [ALBER], Walton, Ind.; Clifford [ALBER], Fulton; Theodore [ALBER], of South Bend; four sisters, Juanita BOWMAN, of Long Beach, Cal.; Winifred ALBER, Almeda, Cal.; Nina ALBER, Santa Monica, Cal., and Mrs. Mary ALLEN, of Simi, Cal.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Orvis funeral home, South Bend.

Tuesday, April 20, 1954

Vance H. Cooper
Vance H. COOPER, 56, 3016 1/2 South Washington street, Marion, was found dead in bed Monday in Knoxville, Tenn., where he had gone to spend his Easter vacation. Mr. Cooper had resided in Marion for the past eight years where he was employed as a die setter.
He was born Sept. 17, 1898, at Twelve Mile. His parents were Hillory and Alice May (BOWLES) COOPER. Mr. Cooper was a member of Moose Lodge of Peru.
He is survived by a son, Kenneth COOPER, Tippecanoe, and three gandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Vida Myers
Mrs. Vida (IZZARD) MYERS, former resident of this city, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday at the home of her son John MYERS, Jr., of Butler, Ohio. Death was attributed to a heart seizure, however, she had been in failing health for several months.
Mrs. Myers was born and reared in Rochester. She was the daughter of Jabez and Margaret (CALLOWAY) IZZARD. On Sept. 24, 1892 she was married to John MYERS, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Butler, O. Evangelical church and the Rebekah Lodge of Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marian O'KEEFE, Williston, S.D., and Mrs. Margaret HUTZELMAN, Mansfield, Ohio; one son, John MYERS, Jr., of Butler, Ohio; eleven grandchildren. Rochester relatives are a niece, Mrs. Moneta QUINN and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Essie BAILEY.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Snyder funeral home, Butler, Ohio. Burial will be in the Mansfield, Ohio cemetery.

Wednesday, April 21, 1954

Arthur J. Kuhn
Arthur J. KUHN, 73, retired farmer, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Akron. He had been in ill health for the past four years. Practically all of his life had been lived in Henry Township.
He was born April 14, 1881, in Akon to Winfield and Kezia (PUTMAN) KUHN. In 1906, he was married to Clara JONES, at Upland. Mr. Kuhn was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau Association.
Survivors are his wife at home; one son, George [KUHN], of Akron; one daughter, Hildred [KUHN], Mishawaka; two grandchildren; a brother, Clyde [KUHN], of Akron and a sister, Mrs. Bessie KRIEG, of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Methodist church. Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home.

Horace E. Reed
Horace O. REED, 59, prominent Argos citizen, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in St. Vincent's hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient since March 7. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage earl in March. His death, however was cased by a heart seizure.
Mr. Reed came to Argos from South Bend nine years ago. For the past 15 years he has been employed as a state bank examiner. Prior to moving to South Bend he was cashier of the Exchange State bank of Brandord, Ill.
He was born May 21, 1894, at Marble Hill, Ind., to Andrew and Laura REED. In May of 1926 he was married to Louise JACOBSEN. Mr. Reed was a veteran of World War I, serving 18 months overseas as second lieutenant in the 88th Infantry Division. He was a member of Argos American Legion Post.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one brother, Morris REED, ad one sister, Mrs. Hattie ROUSE, both of Bradford, Ill.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Johnson fneral home, Sheffield, Ill. The Sheffield American Legion will conduct its rites at the graveside in the Citizens cemetery. Sheffield friends may call at he Grossman funeral home, Argos until 9 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 22, 1954

[no obits]

Friday, April 23, 1954

Maggie Wilhoit
Mrs. Charles E. TOWNE, of this city, received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Maggie WILHOIT, which occurred Wednesday evening at her home in Kankakee, Ill. Funeral services are to be held Saturday morning in Kankakee.
Mrs. Towne also stated that her foster brother-in-law, Dr. Robert BULLARD, San Diego, Cal., had suffered a stroke of apoplexy a few days ago. Dr. BALLARD and his wife have often visited the Townes while on business trips to Chicago.

Saturday, April 24, 1954

Robert L. Thomas
Robert L. THOMAS, 49, R.R. 3, died at 2 p.m. Friday in the Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis. He had been seriously ill for the past two months.
He was born April 5, 1905, in Kokomo to William and Minnie FRITZ THOMAS. On Oct. 28, 1943, he was married to Rosemary WEILAND, Chicago. Mr. Thomas was an employee of the General Tire Company of Wabash.
Survivors are the widow, five children, Ethel, Robert, Patrick, Rosemary and Frances [THOMAS], all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Fred BERGER, of Argos, and Mrs. Charles CLINGER, Pasadena, Cal.; and five brothers, Paul, Floyd, Bill and Omer [THOMAS], all of Rochester and Jim, of Arcadia.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday DST, at the Grandview Evangelical church, northwest of Rochester, with the Rev. Frank HIGHLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight.

Monday, April 26, 1954

Charles T. Rife
Charles T. RIFE, 76, well-known resident of Liberty township, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday at his home four miles southwest of Fulton. He had been in ill health for several months.
Mr. Rife was a member of the Fulton County Alcoholic Beverage Board and was a former member of the Advisory Board of Liberty Township.
He was born Feb. 24, 1880, in Miami county, to alexander and Martha Ann (STOUT) RIFE. On Feb. 7, 1900, he was married to Birdie E. MORRIS. Mr. Rife was a member of the Olive Branch church near Fulton.
Survivors are the wife, at home; three sons, Marvin and Lloyd [RIFE], both of Kewanna, Newell [RIFE] at home; two daughters, Harriett EVANS, Niles, Mich., and Nellie JUSTICE, Logansport; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Cleve [RIFE], Onward, Ind., and Emory C. [RIFE], New Castle.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. DST Wednesday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER, Kewanna, will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at he funeral home.

Elanor McCord
Mrs. Elanor McCORD, former resident of this city, died Sunday at her home in Logansport, following a lengthy illness. The McCords while in Rochester were associated in the lumber business, now known as the Rochester Lumber Company.
She was born in Danville, Ill., on Oct. 14, 1881, to Aaron and Fannie (McKEE) BRAZELTON, and her marriage was to R. S. McCORD, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Duane A. [McCORD], San Gabriel, Cal.; a granddaughter; three brothers, Dan [BRAZELTON], of Buffalo, N.Y., Edwin [BRAZELTON], Chicago, and Donald [BRAZELTON], Los Angeles, Cal.
Mrs. McCord was a member of the Broadway Methodist church, the Tri Kappa associate chapter, and the Toastmistress Club, all of Logansport, and the Eastern Star of Danville, Ill.
Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home, Logansport, where final rites will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. B. F. FRANKLIN will officiate and burial will be at Attica.
The family requests that flowers be omitted, but contributions to the American Cancer Society can be made at the funeral home.

Guy Belding
Guy BELDING, 66, formerly of this city, died April 21, at his home in Geneva, Ohio, following a heart attack.
Mr. Belding, during his several years residency in Rochester, was associated in the grocery business with his father-in-law, the late Frank MARSH. Prior to coming to Rochester Mr. Belding resided in Peru. He is survived by his mother, a daughter, a son and five sisters. Final rites were held in Geneva.

Tuesday, April 27, 1954

Nellie Kerschner
Mrs. Nellie KERSCHNER, 70, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday at her home four miles northeast of Denver. She had been seriously ill for the past month.
She was born March 14, 1884, in Union township, Miami county. Her parents were Frank P. and Mary (FEITNER) DAWALD. In 1901, at Mexico, Ind., she was married to Ephriam KERSCHNER. Mrs. Kerschner was a member of the Denver Baptist church.
Survivors are her husband, at home; Harvey L. and Laurel D. [KERSCHNER], both of Denver; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Linnie RABER, Denver; Mrs. Ida HOOPER, Plymouth and Mrs. Nora MILLER, Denver; one brother, Paul FEITNER, Mexico. A son and three brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. DST at the Denver Baptist church with Rev. C. F. GOLDEN in charge. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the residence after 4 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church for an hour preceding the services.

Wednesday, April 28, 1954

Myrta Luckenbill
Mrs. Myrta (WILLIAMS) LUCKENBILL, 74, died at 2:05 a.m. today at her home in Leiters Ford. She had been in failing health for four years and seriously ill since March 10. Mrs. Luckenbill has been a resident of Leiters Ford for 54 years.
She was born Aug. 22, 1880 in Miami county to Raymond and Mary (SMITH) WILLIAMS. On Oct. 17, 1900, she was married to Lorenzo L. LUCKENBILL, who died in 1943. Mrs. Luckenbill assisted her husband in the mortuary profession until his death. She was a charter member of Cloverleaf Rebekah Lodge No. 638 which was formed in 1902. She was captain of the degree team for 20 years and was past district deputy of District No. 23 of the lodge. Mrs. Luckenbill was a member and an active worker in the Leiters Ford Methodist church and was a member o the New Idea Club.

Charles Soales
Relatives here have received word of the sudden death of Charles SOALES, 45, which occurred Monday night at his home in Chicago.
Mr. Soales, son of Mrs. Frank COFFEE of Chicago, and the late Cy SOALES, spent his summer vacations at Bruce Lake for many years. He was a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi HORN, of Rochester.
Survivors are his widow, Rae SOALES, of Chicago, and son Charles [SOALES]; one daughter, Ruth [SOALES]; two grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.
Final rites and burial will be Wednesday in Chicago.

Thursday, April 29, 1954

Rinaldo Powell
Rinaldo POWELL, 88, died at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for one week. Mr. Powell, whose home was at 209 West Sixth street, this city, had been in failing health since June, 1953. He had been a resident of Rochester since 1920, coming here from Macy.
He was born Feb. 8, 1866, near Macy to Thomas C. and Mary Ann SEIDNER POWELL. On Jan. 1, 1898, he was married to Mary E. ZARTMAN in Macy. For a number of years he was employed as telegrapher at Waddams Grove, Ill. and for the past 30 years was employed at the Rochester Greenhouses.
Mr. Powell was a member of the Gilead Methodist church and in 1920 became a member of the Grace Methodist church here.
Survivors are his wife at home; one son, Harold M. POWELL, Indianapolis; one grand-daughter, Mrs. J. W. WHITTINGTON, Logansport; two great-grandchildren, Lee POWELL, Whittington and Constance Lynn POWELL, Logansport; four nieces and one nephew. A daughter Grace Evelyn [POWELL], died in 1920.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. DST Saturday at the Grace Methodist church with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Charles Soales
Funeral services for Charles SOALES, 45, son of Mrs. Frank COFFEE and the late Cy SOALES were held in Chicago Wednesday. Among the survivors was an aunt, Mrs. Pearl HORN, of this city.

Daniel E. Hudkins
Daniel E. 'Runt' HUDKINS, 71, well known resident of this city, was found dead in bed at his apartment 117 E. 7th steeet at 9:30 a.m. today. Death which is believed to have occurred during his sleep was from a heart seizure.
Mr. Hudkins had been in failing health for the past several months, however, he visited with friends at the Eagles Lodge, Wednesday aftrnoon and was last seen on East Seventh street at 5 p.m yesterday.
In earlier years, Daniel, or "Runt" as he was familiarly known to his friends, was a catcher on the Rochester Citizens ball team. He took an active interest in all forms of sports and was a substantial contributor to the RHS athletic field building fund. For a number of years he was employed by the Erie R.R. and at the time of his death he was a trustee of the Rochester Eagles Lodge.
Daniel E. son of Doc and Hattie (OVERMYER) HUDKINS was born Feb. 21, 1883 at Kewanna. His wife, Ella Jeanette HUDKINS, to whom he was married on Nov. 16, 1930 preceded him in death Sept. 17, 1947.
Survivors are two brothers, William F. [HUDKINS], Rochester; Phoun [HUDKINS], Wabash; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie GUISINGER, South Bend and Mrs. Flo MILLER, Rochester and 12 nieces and nephews.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where final rites are pending.

Myrta Luckenbill
The body of Mrs. Myrta LUCKENBILL was taken from the Foster funeral home to the Luckenbill residence, Leiters Ford, at 4 p.m. today where friends may call until noon Friday. It then will be taken to the Methodist church, to lie in state until 2 p.m., the hour of the final rites. Burial will be in the Leiters cemetery.

Mrs. Willis Roberts
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Mrs. Willis ROBERTS which occurred Wednesday morning at her home in South Bend. She had been ill for the past two months from a heart ailment. The Boberts, who are former residents of this city, left here about 25 years ago to make their home in South Bend.
Mrs. Robers was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben CARR. Her father was a former judge of the Fulton county circuit court.
Survivors are her husband and her mother, Mrs. Reuben CARR, both of South Bend and four children, Peter, David, Myra Ann and Mary [ROBERTS].
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. DST Friday at the Riverside Methodist church on 2rd [sic] street, South Bend.

Friday, April 30, 1954

Ralph N. Rinard
Ralph N. RINARD, for 35 years a resident of the Argos community, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday from a heart ailment.
Mr. Rinard, a retired radio engineer was born in Blackford county. He was a member of the Argos Masonic Lodge No. 399 and the Scottish Rite Valley, of South Bend.
Survivors are his wife, the former Delile ALBRECHT; two sons, Kenneth and Ralph [RINARD], Jr., both of Argos and one five grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Ernest TREBER of Darlington, assistee by the Reverends Hubert CLEVENGER and Edward BOASE will officiate. Masons will conduct their rites at the graveside in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Michael Eugene Bond
Michael Eugene [BOND], three-weeks-old son of Earl R. and Sarah (REFFITT) BOND, north shore of Lake Manitou, died at 7 a.m. today in the General Hospital at Elkhart. The baby had been ill two days from pneumonia.
The child, who was born April 6, at Woodlawn Hospital, is survived by the parents; two brothers, Roger Dak and Kenneth Ray BOND, and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Robert REFFITT.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Richard DICKSON will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body was taken from the Foster funeral home to the Bond residence where friends may call.

Earl C. Moore
Earl Clifford MOORE, 79, for 66 years a resident of the Loyal community, died Thursday afternoon at the Deer Creek Nursing Home, south of Logansport. He had been seriously ill for the past 18 months.
He was born Jan. 1, 1875, at Mishawaka. His parents were William and Catherine ANDERSON MOORE. For a number of years Mr. Moore owned and operated the Loyal Telephone Exchange. He never married.
Surviving are two brothers, Ross and Fred MOORE, both of Rochester and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. D. F. HAMILTON will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Grace Squires
Mrs. Grace (WHEADON) SQUIRES died at 12:30 p.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital from a stroke.
Neighbors who had not seen Mrs. Squires for two or three days investigated late Thursday afernoon and found Mrs. Squires lying unconscious on the floor. A doctor was summoned and she was moved to he hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Daniel E. Hudkins
Funeral services for Daniel E. HUDKINS, who died Thursday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunda at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. James KIMSEY of the Christian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rocheser I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 1, 1954

Grace Squires
Final rites for Mrs. Grace SQUIRES, who died Friday afternoon at Woodlawn Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers fneral home. Rev. H. Gordon HYDE of the Rochester Baptist church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Mrs. Squires had been a resident of Rochester for 48 years.
She was born April 23, 1883, in White county, to Wilbur and Mary L. (HALL) WHEADON. Her husband, Edward SQUIRES, perceded her in death on May 25, 1949. Her residence was at 1230 South Franklin avenue, this city.
Survivors are, one brother, Albert WHEADON, whis city; two sisters, Mrs. Alice RICKEL, Hancock, Wis., and Mrs. Abbey REITER, Fort Wayne, Ind. One son, Ralph Edward [SQUIRES] and one daughter, Mrs. Margaret BIGGS, preceded in death. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Monday, May 3, 1954 to Tuesday, May 4, 1954

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Wednesday, May 5, 1954

Gloria Jean Gagnon
Gloria Jean [GAGNON], 2 1/2-year-old daughter of Robert and Betty HOLLENBACK GAGNON, of Laketon, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Riley Hospital, Indianapolis. The little girl had been seriously ill for the past 10 months. She was born Nov. 21, 1951, at Laketon.
Survivors are the parents; her maternal grandmother, [Mrs.] Joseph HOLLENBACK, and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter GAGNON, all of Laketon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Laketon E.U.B. church, with the Rev. H. R. STEEL, of Washington Center, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, toi the Gagnon residence at 10 a.m. Tursday. Friends may call at the residence.

Thursday, May 6, 1954

Miner H. Mollenhour
Miner H. MOLLENHOUR, 76, retired farmer, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home in Mentone. He had been in ill health for the past several years.
He was born August 28, 1877, in Marshall county. Mr. Mollenhour was a member of the Tippecanoe I.O.O.F. lodge. He was engaged in farming in the vicinity of Mentone for a number of years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alta MOLLENHOUR, of Mentone, and the following children: Kenneth MOLLENHOUR and Mrs. Devon EATON, both of near Talma and a step-son, Joe FOSTER, of Rochester. Mr. Mollenhour's first wife [Myrtle B. DAWSON MOLLENHOUR] preceded him in death in 1937.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Johns funeral home, Mentone. Rev. DODEN, of the Mentone Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mattie Stevens
Mrs. Mattie STEVENS, of Lebanon, mother of Kenneth STEVENS of this city, died at her home at noon Wednesday. She had been in failing health for a number of years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lebanon. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth STEVENS, who hae been in Lebanon for the past several days will return to their home here after the services.

Friday, May 7, 1954

Nora Sibert
Funeral services for Mrs. Nora SIBERT, 86, who died Wednesday evening at her home in Laketon, Ind., will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Miller funeral home, South Whitley, Ind.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Vincent TEETER, of Talma; three sons, Floyd [SIBERT], of Colamer, Ind., Cecil and Ed [SIBERT], both of Fort Wayne; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Burial will be made in the South Whitley cemetery.

Saturday, May 8, 1954

James Edward Bales
James Edward BALES, 77 years old, died suddenly Friday at noon in his room at the Ghrist Motel, north of Rochester.
Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Bales, who resided at 714 Garfield street, [Aurora, Ill. ?], was a frequent visitor to Rochester. His brother-in-law, Sam FUNK, lives at 314 Ohio steet.
Bales was a retired vice-presidet of the Lions Metal Company in Chicago.
His body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home here and then removed to the Healy Funeral Home in Aurora, where services will be held Monday.

Infant Mollencupp
Rites were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon for the infant son of Floyd and Alvena O'BLENIS MULLENCUPP, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died at birth this morning in Woodlawn Hospital. The matrnal grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Ray O'BLENIS, Rochester. Rev. DUX of Kewanna officiated ad burial was made in the Rocheser I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Bessie Kindig
Mrs. Bessie KINDIG, 69, formerly of Athens, died at 12:25 p.m. Friday in the Brown Nursing Home, Akron. She had been seriously ill for a week. For the past 17 years Mrs. Kindig had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Bernice FENSTAMACHER, Hammond.
She was born in Fulton county on June 21, 1886, to James and Rebecca (FEECE) CLEMANS. Her husband, Estil KINDIG, preceded her in death in 1921. Mrs. Kindig was a member of the Athens EUB church.
Survivors are three sons, Lawrence and Lester [KINDIG], both of Warsaw, and Leon [KINDIG], of Akron; three daughters, Mrs. Faye FUNK, of Chicago; Mrs. Parentha JOHNSON, of Mentone, and Mrs. Bernice FANSTAMACHER; nineteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Everett CLEMANS, of Akron and one sister Mrs. Rebecca RHOADES, of Athens.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, at Athens.

Monday, May 10, 1954

Finley E. Mow
Rochester relatives were notified today of the death of Finley E. MOW, 86, former resident, who died Friday at his home in West Lebanon, Ind. Mr. Mow was a retired insurance and real estate agent.
He was the son of the late Henry MOW, of this city. His first wife was Ella GOSS, a sister of Ira GOSS, Rochester. She preceded him in death in 1903.
He is survived by a son, Harold MOW, Buffalo, N.Y., and a half-brother, Ray MOW, Indianapolis.

Charles E. Corsaut
Funeral services for Charles E. CORSAUT, 77, who died Saturday noon at Woodlawn Hospital, this city, were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Paul Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Rev. Robert BELT officiated and burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Corsaut was born Oct. 13, 1876, in Iowa, the son of Charles and Jane (McLAUGHLIN) CORSAUT. He had been a resident of Kewanna for many years.
Survivors are his wife, Harriett [CORSAUT]; two sons, Delbert [CURSAUT] of Kewana, and Charles [CORSAUT] of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Mary HARPER of Kewanna and Mrs. Dorothy HENDERSON, of Niles, Mich.; and one brother, David [CORSAUT], of Solomon, Kans.

Frank Mikesell
Frank MIKESELL, 74, 117 West Third street, this city, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday at the home of his nephew, Harold MIKESELL, two miles east of Fulton. His death was attributed to a heart seizure. Mr. Mikesell had been a resident of Rochester for a year, coming here from South Bend.
He was born Sept. 13, 1879, near Talma to Asa and Allie (PERKINS) MIKESELL. On Oct. 14, 1903, he was married to Luversia "Dal" SMITH at Akron. In his earlier years he was engaged in farming and later he was employed for 24 years as an engineer by the South Bend City School Board.
Surviving are his wife, at home; one brother, Harley Phillip MIKESELL, Mishawaka; and several nieces and nephew. Mr. and Mrs. Mikesell also raised three motherless children in their home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. L. E. POWELL will officiate and burial will be in the Hamlet cemetery, near Talma. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 11, 1954

[no obits]

Wednesday, May 12, 1954

Ora Lee
Mrs. Ora LEE died Tuesday morning at her farm home near Kewanna after a short illness.
She was born in Illinois Sept. 1, 1877, to A. A. and Rhoda COX MARX. She had been a resident of Union township for several years. Mrs. Lee was a member of the LaCrosse Methodist church and the Star City chapter of the Royal Neighbors. On Jan. 20, 1897, she was married to Jay A. LEE.
Survvors are her husband, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel CHAPMAN, Walkerton; Mrs. Gladys FIEDLER, Kewanna; and Mrs. Loretta TOWNSLEY, Logansport; three sons, Ralph [LEE], Logansport, Lloyd [LEE] Brookfield, Ill, and Harry [LEE], LaPorte.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Rev. L. W. McKINLEY will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Austin Holmes
Funeral services for Austin HOLMES, 69, who died Tuesday morning at his home in Tucson, Ariz., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. Rev. R. H. TURNER will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
He was born May 10, 1885, to Mr. and Mrs. Simon HOLMES in Fulton county. Mr. Holmes lived in West Lafayette prior to moving to Arizona two years ago.
Survivors are his wife, the former Eldorado RICHARDS; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia KRAMER of Mill Valley, Cal., and two grandchidlren.

Thursday, May 13, 1954

Lester E. Mahler
Fulton county relatives have received word of the death of Lester E. MAHLER, 61, formerly of Aubbeenaubbee township, which occurred Tuesday evening at his home in Napoleon, O.
He is survived by his wife, the former Muriel REISH, Leiters Ford, and one daughter, Vivian [MAHLER], both of Nappanee.
Graveside rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
Friday, May 14, 1954

Alice Keim
Mrs. Alice KEIM, 75, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for the past six weeks. She had been in failing health for two years. Mrs. Keim had been a resident of Rochester and vicinity for 39 years, coming here from Logansport.
She was born in Monticello, Jan 27, 1879. Her first marriage was in 1897 to Edward WILBURN, who preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1932. On October 4, 1941, she was wed to Charles KEIM. Mrs. Keim was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the R. K. K. club, the Home Circle, the Green Oak Community club and the W. B. A.
Survivors are the husband, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Cloyde LEININGER, Akron; two sons, James WILBURN of Elkhart; Major H. KEIM, now in Germany; one sister, Nellie LUCY, Monticello; three granddaughters and three grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Methodist church will be in charge of the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 15, 1954

Herman D. Kindig
Herman D. KINDIG, 41, manager of the Fulton County Farm Bureau bulk plant here, died at 8 a.m. today in the Woodlawn Hospital after a lengthy illness. He had been in bad health the past year, in failing health for the last six years.
He resided with his wife and family in the Pat-ter-Inn cottage on the south shore of Lake Manitou, moving there last October. Previously, he had resided a mile west of Rochester, prior to that on a farm east of Akron, a half-mile south of the Franklin township school.
Born Nov. 23, 1912, in Henry township, he was the son of John and Carrie UTTER KINDIG. He was married in 1933 to Nina RHODES, who survives.
Mr. Kindig was a member of the Church of God in Rochester.
Survivors, besides the wife, are six children: Mrs. Millard KNAPP, Anderson; and Mrs. Douglas POWELL, Charlotte, Nancy, Shirley and Doris [KINDIG], all at home; two brothers, Byron and Gerald [KINDIG]; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline SWICK, Mrs. Nellie BENNETT, LaPorte, and Mrs. Dorothy CHAPMAN, Mt. Zion, and his mother, Mrs. Carrie KINDIG, of Akron.
The body rests at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Church of God, with Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.

Capt. Larry Hofmeister
Rochester relatives and friends were deeply shocked late Friday evening, when a telegram was received here by Mr. and Mrs. John BARRETT of the tragic death of their son-in-law, Capt. Larry HOFMEISTER, of the U.S. Marine Air Corps.
Although meager details were available Saturday morning, it was believed that Capt. Hofmeister was killed around 9:30 p.m. Friday while making a test flight in a U.S. navy jet plane at Cherry Point, N.C. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett left immediately for the home of the Hofmeisters at 916 Curtis Drive, Opalocka, Fla.
Capt. Hofmeister served as a Marine Corps pilot throughout World War II and since that time had enlisted to make his career in the U.S. armed services. He and his wife visited with relatives here about two months ago. Capt. Hofmeister had many friends throughout Rochester and vicinity.
He is survived by his wife, formerly Peggy Lou BARRETT, of this city, and a daughter, Page [HOFMEISTER], aged 7.
Funeral arrangements are not known here but it is believed they will be held in Iowa, the home state of the crash victim.

Monday, May 17, 1954

Ralph J. Potter
Ralph Jay POTTER, 64, summertime resident of Lake Manitou for the past 11 years, died suddenly from a heart attack Sunday at 7 p.m. in his lake cottage. He had suffered a previous heart seizure last August.
The Potters reside in the Ra-Ja-Po cottage on Koffel's Point at the lake
Mr. Potter was a merchandising consultant for the International Cellu-Cotton Products Corporation, makers of Kleenex. The Potters came here from Indianapolis and in recent years spent their summers at Lake Manitou, winters at their home in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Born July 24, 1889, at LaMars, Iowa, he was the son of Frank and Inez COONS POTTER. On January 24, 1916 in Evanston, Ill., he was married to Mary WYNN POTTER, who survives.
He was a member of the United Airlines' 200,000 Mile Club, the Manitou Moose Lodge, numerous business exchange clubs, St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Evanston, Ill., and the Rochester Country Club.
Other survivors are four daughters, Mary Inez EGGERT, Indianapolis; Lois Jane JAGGER, Indianapolis; Isabelle Anne ALLISON, Montgomery, W. Va.; and Patsy Wynn CASTIGLIONE, New Orleans; one son, Dan Hollis POTTER, Chicago; one sister, Inez C. POTTER, Cleveland; and fifteen grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death as did another son, Ralph [POTTER], Jr., who was killed while in the Air Force in the European theatre.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fitzgerald and Karsten Funeral Home, 1573 Maple Avenue, Evanston, Ill. Father FOLSOM of St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Evanston will officiate and burial will be made at the Memorial Park cemetery in Evanston.
The body was removed early this afternoon.

Dellman Bybee
Fulton county friends have received word of the death of Dellman BYBEE, 67, which occurred May 10 at his home in Fort Benton, Mont. Death was caused by a heart attack.
Mr. Bybee was born in Newcastle township, Fulton county, June 13, 1886. When a young man he homesteaded in Montana and later engaged in farming and the farm equipment business at Fort Benton.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one step-daughter, Lillian MacDONALD, Edmonton, Canada, and other relatives. Final rites were held in Fort Benton Thursday.

Elizabeth Rose Mork
Mrs. Elizabeth Rose MORK, 52, Minneapolis, Minn., died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of Winston COFFING, near Macy. Death which came suddenly was attributed to a heart attack.
Mrs. Mork and her husband Carl [MORK], had arrived only early in the day to visit with Rochester and Macy relatives.
Survivors include four brothers, and five sisters, all of Minneapolis; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Hugh MILLER, of this city, and a brother-in-law, Ole MORK, also of this city.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home and Sunday evening was sent to Minneapolis where final rites will be held Wednesday morning at the Catholic church.

Cora W. Miles
Final rites were held Saturday afternoon at the Bibler Funeral Home, Warsaw, for Mrs. Cora W. MILES, 87, widow of the late Dr. O. P. MILES, former pastor of the Rochester Baptist church. Mrs. Miles died Wednesday morning at her home in Chattanooga, Tenn. She had been in ill health since 1951. Dr. and Mrs. Miles, after leaving Rochester, resided at Winona Lake for many years.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charles CORBETT, and a son S. B. MILES, of Chicago; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Capt. Larry Hofmeister
Further details in the death of Capt. Larry HOFMEISTER, 32, of Opalocka, Fla., received by Rochester friends over the week end disclosed that Capt. Berryl D. SESSIONS, 32, of Tulas, Okla., was also killed with Hofmeister.
Their AD-5 Skyraider crashed within sight of control tower at Cherry Point, S.C., Air Base, Friday evening. The U.S. Marine Corps officers were taking off on their return flight to Miami, Fla.
Capt Hofmeister was the husband of the former Peggy Lou BARRETT, of this city.

Russel L. Mikels
Russel L. MIKELS, 51, died at 4:30 a.m. today at Memorial Hospital in South Bend after a two-weeks' illness.
Born in Plymouth on April 18, 1903, he is survived by his wife, Edith [MIKELS]; one son, Mikel [MIKELS], Rochester; three daughters, Claretta [MIKELS], California; Susanne and Janie [MIKELS], Rochester; two stepchildren, Mrs. Francis SMOKER, of Macy, and Gerald SHRIVER of Rochester and twelve grandchildren.
The body is at the Danielson and VanGilder Funeral Home in Plymouth, where services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday. Burial will be made in the Oak Hill cemetry at Plymouth.

Dennis James Stephen
Graveside rites were held at 3 p.m. today at the IOOF cemetery here for Dennis James STEPHEN, son of Sam and Mary K. FOX STEPHEN, who died at birth at 1:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.
Survivors, besides the parents, are a brother, Sammy K. [STEPHEN], the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora STEPHEN, Rochester; maternal grandparets, Mrs. Daisy FOX of Hagerstown and Oscar FOX of Farmland.
The Rev. H. Gordon HYDE officiated at the graveside funeral.

Tuesday, May 18, 1954

Capt. Lawrence J. Hofmeister
Final rites for Capt. Lawrence J. HOFMEISTER, 32, Marine Corps aviator who was killed in a plane crash at Cherry Point, N.C., Friday evening, were held this afternoon in Anita, Ia. Full military honors were given at the graveside by the Marine Corps and the Anita American Legion Post members.
Capt. Hofmeister is survived by his wife, the former Peggy Lou BARRETT, of this city and one daughtr, Page [HOFMEISTER], 7, now residents of Florida; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence HOFMEISTER and a brother, all of Anita, Ia.

Wednesday, May 19, 1954

[no obits]

Thursday, May 20, 1954

Mrs. John Dennison
Rochester relatives were notified of the death of Mrs. John DENNISON, which occurred at 9:30 a.m. today at her home in Kankakee, Ill.
She is survived by her husband at home; one son, Harold BEAUDOIN; one granddaughter, Mrs. Robert KERN, both of Rochester and a grandson, Walter BEAUDOIN, of Kankakee.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Phillips funeral home in Kankakee.

Friday, May 21, 1954

[no obits]

Saturday, May 22, 1954

Minnie Capp
Mrs. Minnie CAPP, 80, died at 4:50 p.m. Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Noah SHIVLEY, 915 Madison street, where she had been residing for the past several weeks. Mrs. Capp had been seriously ill for six weeks. She had been a resident of this city for over 62 years.
Born Oct. 12, 1873, near Etna Green, she was the daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Jane (DONALDSON) MEREDITH. In 1885, she was married to Harry CAPP, who died in 1917. A son, Edward CAPP, preceded her in death in 1942.
Mrs. Capp was a member of the Rochester Baptist church, the Jane Line class; the Reekah Lodge; The Spanish-American War Veterans Auxiliary; the Canton Auxiliary and the Patriotic Club.
Survivors are a niece, Mrs. Glenna HARDACRE, Converse, and several great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Harry BAILEY of Indianapolis will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, May 24, 1954

Charles C. Bowman
Charles C. BOWMAN, 77, died at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at his home 1511 Bancroft avenue, this city. He had been seriously ill for the past several weeks. He had been a resident of this city for eight years.
Born in Kosciusko county, March 16, 1877, he was the son of William and Elizabeth (COOK) BOWMAN. He was married to Almeda FENSTEMAKER on August 12, 1905. She preceded him in death in June, 1953. He was a member of I.O.O.F. lodge of this city and the Masonic lodge of Elkhart.
Survivors are two brothers, Wilda F. BOWMAN, of Wabash county; Samuel BOWMAN, of Portland, Ore. and several nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 25, 1954

Infant Brown
Graveside rites were held Monday afternoon at the I.O.O.F. cemetery for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Van BROWN, 511 Pontiac street, who was stillborn at Woodlawn hospital Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, May 26, 1954

Nettie E. Winegardner
Nettie Ethel WINEGARDNER, 69, died at her home in Denver, Ind., at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday from a cerebral hemhorrage. She had been ill for the past two years.
A resident of Denver the past 12 years, she moved there from Royal Center. She was born Sept. 4, 1884, in Cass County to Charles and Amanda FULTZ GEHR. Her marriage was on July 21, 1902, in Logansport to Samuel N. WINEGARDNER, who survives.
Other survivors are five daughters: Mrs. Amanda HARVEY, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Evelyn SWARTZELL, South Bend; Mrs. Alice MACOTT, R.R. 3, Peru; Mrs. Alma TIGLER, R.R. 1, Denver; Mrs. Florence DEPOY, Kewanna; one son, Wilbur O. WINEGARDNER, Denver; twenty-seven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Bertha SULT, Mishawaka. A brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at the McCain Funeral Home in Denver at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Austin GABLE will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Grace Flenar
Mrs. Grace FLENAR, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the McDonald Hospital, Warsaw. She had been in failing health for the past two years.
She was born in Marshall county, Aug. 25, 1885, to Washington and Martilla HORN. On Jan. 6, 1915, she was married to Merl FLENAR. She was a member of the Jorda Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband, at home, and three aunts, Mrs. Amanda IMES, Tippecanoe; and Mrs. Stella SNYDER and Mrs. Samantha NORRIS, both of Mentone.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. Rev. DODEN, Mentone, will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Cordie Sausaman
Miss [Cordie R.] SAUSAMAN, 62, died at 11 a.m. today in a Fort Wayne hospital, where she had been a patient for several weeks. Mrs. Sausaman resided a mile southwest of Akron.
The daughter of William and Orla (WHITTENBERGER) SAUSAMAN, she was born April 16, 1892, on a farm near Akron.
Surviving are [four] brothers, Ray and Frank SAUSAMAN, Rochester, [Miles SAUSAMAN, South Bend], and Odie SAUSAMAN, Winchester; and a sister, Grace (DENEVE], South Bend.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Moyer and Haupert funeral home, Akron.

Thursday, May 27, 1954

Frederick J. Martin
Frederick J. MARTIN, 64, well-known barber died at 8:45 a.m. today at his home in Akron. He had been in failing health for the past few years. Mr. Martin had resided in Akron 36 years, coming there from Laketon.
He was born March 6, 1890, in Wabash county, to Frederick and Lydia (KREIGHBAUM) MARTIN. On July 14, 1914, he was married to Nellie GERARD. Mr. Martin was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Survivors are the wife, at home; three sons, Arthur [MARTIN], Logansport; Carl [MARTIN], Mishawaka, and Miles [MARTIN], Altoona, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Stewart SLAYBAUGH, Anderson, and Mrs. Al KRISCUNAS, Plmouth; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie FREEMAN, Chicago, and Mrs. Tom TOWNS, Flint, Mich., and one brother, George MARTIN, Peru.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Akron Church of God. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the services and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body rests at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home where friends may call.
Mrs. Fred MARTIN, about 28, of Akron, died very suddenly in that city Wednesday morning as the result of childbirth. She was a well known resident of the city and is survived by her husband and four children.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Akron Cemetery, Henry Twp.: Fred J. MARTIN, 1890-1954; Vera MARTIN, 1895-1922; Harry E. MARTIN, infant (no dates).]
[The Rochester Sentinel, Wednesday, December 6, 1922]

Cordie Sausaman
Funeral services for Miss Cordie SAUSAMAN, 62, of near Akron, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Akron Church ofGod. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Frieds may call at he Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron.
Survivors are four brothers, Ray and Frank [SAUSAMAN], Rochester; Miles [SAUSAMAN], South Bend, and Odie [SAUSAMAN], Winchester; and a sister, Mrs. Grace DENEVE, South Bend.

Friday, May 28, 1954

Franklin N. Hartz
Final rites for Franklin N. HARTZ, 66, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paul Harrison Chapel, Kewana, with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. Burial will be in the Monterey cemetery.
Mr. Hartz died Thursday morning at the home of his brother, Harry [HARTZ], Kewanna. He was born in Delong, Aug. 23, 1887, to Nicholas and Eniva (HEMLINGER) HARTZ. Mr. Hartz was a member of Delong Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the brother, are two sons, Everett MERHLING, Kewanna, and Michael HARTZ, Leiters Ford; five sisters, Mrs. Marie PURCELL, Westfield; Margaret PHILLIPS, South Bend; Nettie REUTER, Dowagiac, Mich.; Lena PEARSON, Mishawaka, and Ethel HARTZ, South Bend.

Frank Tippy
A fall down a basement stairway at 10:30 a.m. Thursday proved fatal to Frank TIPPY, well-known radio repairman of this city. Tippy, who maintains a shop and living quarters in the Barrett building, 117 East Seventh street, had left the trap door to the basement open as he stepped outside the building for a few moments. Upon his return he evidently forgot about the basement-way being open and fell a distance of eight feet to the floor.
Mr. Tippy was taken to Woodlawn Hospital where he died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from a fractured skull. He never regained consciouslness.
Frank Tippy was born in Ohio June 13, 1871, and came to Rochester when but a child. His parents were Edmond and Emma (FIX) TIPPY. He was married to Loretta HARDESTY, who preceded him in death on April 12, 1941. Mr. Tippy was a member of the Eagles and Moose lodges of this city.
Survivors are a brother, Levi TIPPY, Talma; two sisters, Mrs. Ida SCOTT, Lebanon, Mo.; Mrs. Eva FORE, Rochester and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. James KIMSEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 29, 1954

Mary A. Kline
Mrs. Mary A. KLINE, 79, former resident of the Fulton community, died early today at Crawfordsville, Ind. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Rebecca (MARTIN) GREEN.
Survivors are five sons, Dean [KLINE], of Chicago; Homer [KLINE], of Joliet, Ill.,; Lee [KLINE], of Washington, D.C.; Bernard [KLINE], of Madison, Wis., and Bennett [KLINE] of Hammond and one sister, Elsie GREEN, Rochester, Minn. A brother, Ernest GREEN preceded him in death. Funeral rites will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire Chapel at Fulton with the Rev. R. H. TURNER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Omer Lee Poorman
Omer Lee POORMAN, 59, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday at the Veterans Hospital at Lafayette after a five-year illness.
He was born in Fulton on June 4, 1895, the son of James and Lillian (Van BLARICOM) POORMAN. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the VFW at Lafayette.
Survivors are a son, James Lee [POORMAN], a daughter, Marilee [POORMAN], both of Mishawaka; a grandson; one brother, William [POORMAN], of Fulton.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Ditmire chapel, Fulton. Rev. FLETCHER will officiate and burial will be in Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.

Monday, May 31, 1954

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, June 1, 1954

Pearl Krieg
Mrs. Pearl KRIEG, 70, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at her home in Akron. Death was caused by a heart ailment. Mrs. Krieg had been a resident of Akron for 45 years.
She was born April 28, 1884, in Franklin county, Va., to John LANDIS and Amanda SMITH [LANDIS]. In 1909 she was married to Francis KRIEG. Mrs. Krieg was a member of the Akron Church of God.

Rosella Buchanan
Final rites for Mrs. Rosella BUCHANAN, 87, who died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at her home near Fletchers Lake will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church. Rev. L. K. McKINLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mrs. Buchanan died in the home where she was born on Jan. 26, 1867. Her parents were Orlando and Savina BARBER HILL. On Oct. 5, 1892 she was married to Charles F. BUCHANAN, who died in 1927. Mrs. Buchanan was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dessie RENTSCHLER, Fulton; Mrs. Martha BRADSHAW, Sacramento, Calis., and Mrs. Lela WILLS, Grass Creek; three brothers, Jack HILL, Logansport; Frank HILL, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Lyman HILL, Kewanna; ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Harry Wyman
Harry WYMAN, 60, Argos, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He had been seriously ill for two months. Mr. Wyman had been a resident of Argos for 20 years. He was born in Bourbon, Oct. 19, 1893. His wife, Lula (SHELTON) WYMAN, preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 1939.
The following children survive: Mrs. Lucille SEDAN, Mrs. Alpha DAVIDSON and Claude WYMAN, all of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Shirley WAGONER, South Bend; Jacob WYMAN, Omaha, Neb. and Mrs. Mary HAUSEN, Atlanta, Ga. Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. Rev. Hubert CLEVENGR will officiate and burial will be in Parks cemetery, Bourbon.

Mary Bernero
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Mrs. Mary BERNERO, 62, who died at her home in Argos at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial was in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Mrs. Bernero had been in failing health for nearly three years. She came to America from Italy when she was 20 years of age.
She was born June 30, 1891, at Chiadan, Italy. She was married to Lewis B. BERNERO in Italy in 1910. Her maiden name was Mary BRIZZOLARA. She was a member of St. Michael church. The Berneros resided in Rochester for several years at which time Mr. Bernero was associated in business with Florian DOVICHI.
Survivors are the husband, of Argos; three sons, August [BERNERO], of Hialeah, Fla.; Henry [BERNERO], Argos, and Milo [BERNERO], Akron, Ohio; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. One son, Orville [BERNERO], preceded her in death in 1951.

Charles E. Yarlott
Charles E. YARLOTT, 77, prominent Logansport attorney, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Hospital in that city. A native of Kewanna, Mr. Harlott had practiced law in Logansport for many years.
He was a charter member of the Logansport Kiwanis Club and belonged to the Methodist church of Kewanna. Mr. Yarlott was also a member of the Columbia Club of Indianapolis.
The only known survivor is a cousin, Mrs. Margaret RAABE, Defiance, Ohio.
The body rests at the Chase-Miller funeral home, Logansport. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Burial will be made in the Kewanna cemetery.

Harley D. Walburn
Funeral services for Harley D. WALBURN, 71, who died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at the home of his son, Keith, 221 East Fifth street, this city, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bethlehem church. Rev. Ericus FOOR, Auburn, assistd b Rev. Harry SMITH of the Bethlehem church will officiate. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Mr. Walburn, who had resided in Rochester and vicinity his entire life, had been seriously ill since last Febrary.
He was born Oct. 23, 1882, in Newcastle township Fulton county. His parents were Jacob and Mary Jane (KESSLER) WALBURN. On Sept. 23, 1906 he was married to Mabel CLIFTON, near Akron. She preceded him in death March 15, 1954. Mr. Walburn and his son Keith operated the Walburn Feed Store on North Main street, this city. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist church.
Survivors are two sons, Keith [WALBURN], Rochester and Jean [WALBURN], Pensacola, Fla.; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and one sister, Vida NELSON, Warsaw. Two brothers, Clinton and Willy WALBURN, and one son, Gerald Clifton WALBURN, preceded him in death.

Wednesday, June 2, 1954

Ruth E. Wille
Graveside services for Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth HOFFMAN WILLE, who died at her home in Oshkosh, Wis., Monday, will be held at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery Saturday at 10 a.m. Rev. Donald DUCKER of the Presbyterian church will officiate. Mrs. Wille had been a resident of Oshkosh for 30 years.
She was born Dec. 5, 1905, in Independence, Mo., to Harley Clayton and Mary (MACKEY) HOFFMAN. Her husband, Aaron WILLE, to whom she was wed on April 7, 1926, preceded her in death in 1946. Mrs. Wille owned and operated the Wilco Beauty and Gift Shop in Oshkosh. She was a member of the Oshkosh Presbyterian church.
In her girlhood Mrs. Wille resided in Rochester, where she graduated from Rochester H.S. with the class of 1923.
Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Mary HOFFMAN, of this city; three daughters, Suzanna JENKINS and Mary Martha WILLE, Modesto, Cal., and Mrs. Deloris SWANEY, St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren; one brother, Robert W. HOFFMAN, Laramie, Wyo.; two aunts, Clara HOFFMAN, Bell, Cal., and Charlotte M. PALMER, this city, and two uncles, Dr. C. Gleason MACKEY, Culver, and O. S. MACKEY, Whiting.
Regular funeral services will be held in Oshkosh, Thursday. The body will then be shipped to the Zimmerman Brothers fneral home this city.

Sarah A. Emmons
Mrs. Sarah Ann EMMONS, 93, died at 7 a.m. today. She had resided on a farm near Talma for scores of years and had many friends in the northern section of the country.
She was born July 6, 1860 in Fulton county to Adam and Catherine (KITTER) BRUMM. In 1879, she was married to George EMMONS. He died 30 years ago. Mrs. Emmons was a member of the Christian church of Talma.
Survivors are five sons, Clyde and Grover [EMMONS], Logansport; Ray [EMMONS], South Bend; Verne [EMMONS], Norfolk, Va., and Glen [EMMONS], of near Talma; three daughters, Mrs. Rethel SAYGERS, Logansport; Mrs. Fay LONG, Talma and Mrs. Lefa SHANK, Tyner; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home with Rev. James KIMSEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Charles E. Yarlott
Final rites for Charles E. YARLOTT, Logansport attorney who died Monday morning, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Chase-Miller chapel, Logansport. Rev. Benjamin FRANKLIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Thursday, June 3, 1954

Dorton Manns
A skull fracture which he received at 4 p.m. Thursday when a tractor rolled over on him proved fatal to Dorton MANNS, 51, at 7 p.m. Thursday. The accident occurred on the Manns farm five and a half miles east of Akron while Mr. Manns was driving his tractor through a soggy field.
The accident victim had resided in Henry township for the past three years, coming there from Rochester.
He was born March 11, 1903, in Jackson, Ky., to Jasper and Amanda HOWARD MANNS. In 1927, he was married to Dolly MULLINS at Siderville, Ky. Mr. Manns was a member of Pentacostal Holiness church of Silver Lake.
Survivors are the wife at home; three daughters, Icie and Della [MANNS], at home, and Grace AZBELL, Rochester; six sons, Eugene and Edward [MANNS], Silver Lake; Russell, Ortia and Mitchell [MANNS], at home; Dayton [MANNS], Fort Bragg, N.C.; his mother, Mrs. William SLOANE, of near Silver Lake; two brothers, Tony MANNS, Handshoe, Ky. and Mitchell MANNS, Gypsy, Ky.; a half-brother, Willey BAILEY, North Judson and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at his mother's home, seven and a half miles northeast of Akron. Rev. W. WHITAKER will officiate and burial will be in a North Manchester cemetery. The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home at 10 p.m. Friday to his mother's residence.

Helena E. Moyer
Mrs. Helena Evangeline MOYER, 58, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bonnie GEARHART, 1009 Jackson Boulevard, this city. She had been in failing health for the past year. Mrs. Moyer was a former residet of Laketon.
The daughter of William and Lavina (FULTON) LIKENS, she was born July 2, 1895. Her husband, Walter MOYER, preceded her in death in 1950. Mrs. Moyer was a member of he Laketon E.U.B. church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Doris NEWHART, Griffith, Ind.; Mrs. Marjorie CRIPE, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Bonnie GEARHART, this city; one son, Duane MOYER, Laketon, and twelve grandchildren. One son preceded her in death.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the E.U.B. church at Laketon. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, until noon Friday.

John Helt
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HELT, R.R. 3, Rochester, left this morning for Columbus where they were called on account of the death of the former's father, John HELT.
The older Helt died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday from a heart ailment. He was a retired farmer. Four other children surive besides Ralph Helt. Mrs. Forest BROCK of this city is a niece.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Jean Evans
Rochester friends of Jean EVANS, former resident of this city, have received word that she committed suicide by hanging in her cell at the Los Angeles, Cal., city jail sometime during the night of May 27. Miss Evans was being held in custody on a disorderly conduct charge and her arraignment had been set for June 4. Up until noon Wednesday, her body had been unclaimed.
Miss Evans, who was a sister of Clyde BEATTY's first wife, Harriett BEATTY, deceased, was a member of the Cole Brothers Circus aerialist troupe while that circus had its headquarters in Rochester. Miss Evans was born in Canada; her maiden name being Genoweffa IWICKE.

Friday, June 4, 1954

Mina Zehner
Mrs. Mina ZEHNER died at 1 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at her home four miles west of Argos. She had suffered a stroke 10 days prior to her death.
She was born Oct. 23, 1878 in the Argos commnity. Her parents were Henry and Harriett ZUMBAUGH. In 1900 she was married to Simon ZEHNER. Mrs. Zehner was a member of the Argos Methodist church, the Rutland Circle and the Argos O.E.S.
Survivors are her husband and three sons, Henry and Welland [ZEHNER], all at home, and Milo ZEHNER, Akron, O.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. One son, Orville [ZEHNER], died in 1951.
Funeral services were held Monday 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Edward BOASE of he Argos Methodist church officiated and burial was in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Saturday, June 5, 1954 to Monday, June 7, 1954

[no obits]

Tuesday, June 8, 1954

Harry Rosborg
Mrs. Raymond GOSS left today for Atlanta, Ga., after receiving word of the death of her brother, Harry ROSBORG, at his home there. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon. The Rosborg home address is 2436 Adena Drive, Atlanta, Ga.

Fred Weber
Fred WEBER, 65, an employee of the Indiana Metal Products Company here died at 10 p.m. Monday at his home in Tippecanoe, Ind. He had been in ill health for two years. Mr. Weber came to Tippecanoe from Chicago six years ago.
He was born in Yugoslavia on October 13, 1888, and was married to Elizabeth RAFF on June 18, 1911. Mr. Weber was a member of the Calvary Lutheran church of Plymouth.
Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Harry WINK, and three grandchildren, all of Tippecanoe. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Calvary Lutheran church in Plmouth. Rev. Ernest LAABS will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. The body rests at the Robbins funeral home, Bourbon, where friends may call up until noon Thursday.

Wednesday, June 9, 1954

[no obits]

Thursday, June 10, 1954

Mrs. Fred J. Hermann
Mrs. Fred J. HERMANN, mother of Fred R. HERMANN of 712 Pontiac street, Rochester, died at the age of 84 Wednesday at 2 p.m. in her home at Muskegon, Mich. She had been ill for the past six months.
Surviving are the husband, and four sons and four daughters. A daugher, Mrs. Curtis FOUST, resides in Brookston. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Muskegon and burial will be made there.

Friday, June 11, 1954

Earl Madeford
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Earl MADEFORD, which occurred 4 p.m. Thursday at his home 824 Calvert Street, South Bend. He was a brother of Frank MADEFORD, of Akron.

Linnie Anderson
Mrs. Linnie ANDERSON, 84, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at her home at 4:30 p.m. Thursday following a six-month illness. She had lived in the vicinity of Tiosa practically her entire life.
She was born in Dana, Ill., April 24, 1870, to Ephriam and Elizabeth (BUSENBERG) MESSERSMITH. On Sept. 12, 1891, she was married to Harmon ANDERSON, who died in 1952. Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving are one son, Harvey [ANDERSON], South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Ona HEDRICK, this city; three brothers, Hiram MESSERSMITH, Culver; George MESSERSMITH, Logansport, and Milton MESSERSMITH, Zearing, Iowa; three grandchildren and four great-granddaughters.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. Wayne SWIHART officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body was removed from the Foster funeral home to the Anderson residence where friends may call up until 1 p.m. Sunday, at which time it will be taken to the church to lie in state until the services.

Saturday, June 12, 1954

[no obits]

Monday, June 14, 1954

Milo D. Julian
Milo D. JULIAN, father of City School Superintendent Raymond JULIAN, died at 8 a.m. today at his farm home near Walton. He had been in failing health for the past four years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Walton Methodist church and friends may call at the Evans funeral home in Walton after 2 p.m.Tuesday. Two sons and two daughters survive.

Louise D. Ewing
Mrs. Louise D. EWING, 91, 325 North Main street, this city, died at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Yocum Nursing Home following a five-week illness.
She was born in Chicago, Sept. 27, 1862, but had resided in Rochester for many years. In 1919 she was married to William C. EWING, well-known real estate ad insurance man of this city, who died several years ago. Mrs. Ewing was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are four step-children: Delbert EWING of Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. Bertha KADER of Sanford, Fla.; Mrs. Marie SWINDEMAN of Logansport and Joe EWING of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Minnie PACKER of Portland, Ore., and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. L. E. POWELL in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Louise Skinner
Final rites for Mrs. Louise SKINNER, 62, were held Friday at Wolcottville. She died Wednesday from a heart attack.
Mrs. Skinner was well known to many Rochester residents having visited her sister, Mrs. Frank HAUSER of this cit, on numerous occasions.

Walter W. Weaver
Walter Willis WEAVER, 59, 401 Ohio street, this city, died at 5:30 a.m. today from a heart seizure. He had been a resident of this community practically all of his life.
The son of Izaiah and Lillie (PRATT) WEAVER, he was born Nov. 13, 1894, in Miami county. He was employed at Sealed Power plant of this city. Mr. Weaver, a bachelor, was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Rochester American Legion Post.
He is survived by his mother; a brother, Arthur WEAVER; a nephew, Arthur L. WEAVER, and one niece, Audrey MEISER, all of Rochester.
Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Claude YOUNG, Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday.

James E. Kingery
James Edward KINGERY, 60, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at the Michael Hines Veterans Hospital, Hines, Ill.
He was born Nov. 8, 1893, in Cass county, to James H. and Minnie (HOPKINS) KINGERY. He was married April 20, 1920, to Nanette BELL.
Mr. Kingery was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church, the Fulton Masonic Lodge No. 665, F. and A.M. Logan Chapter No. 2, Council No. 11, St. John Commandery No. 54 and the Rochester American Legion Post.
He served two terms as trustee of Adams township, Cass county, and was also state representative from Cass county in 1938 and 1939.

Charles E. Clary
Charles E. CLARY, 73, of Lucerne, a retired railroad car repair man died at 6 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.
He was born in Lucerne on April 7, 1881, the son of Jacob W. and Eliza E. (RUSH) CLARY.
Surviving are a son, Virgil [CLARY], of near Logansport; one daughter, Mrs. Wilma DUNSIZER of Gary; two brothers, Hanford [CLARY] of Lucerne and Roy [CLARY] of Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. George WOLFORD, of Twelve Mile and Mrs. John CUMMINGS of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chase-Miller funeral home, Logansport. Burial will be in the Indian Creek cemetery.

Roy Ailer
Roy AILER, 78, 509 East 13th street, this city, died at 7 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill for the past two months.
Mr. Ailer was born June 20, 1876, in Ohio to Noah and Martha (BEESON) AILER. On Oct. 3, 1897, he was married to Florence WALLACE. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors are the wife, at home; one son, Russell W. [AILER], of Mishawaka; two daughters, Mrs. John ALBER and Mrs. Frank REED, both of this city; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster Funeral home with Rev. Wayne SWIHART of the Tiosa Brethren church officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, June 15, 1954

Lemuel J. Wagoner
Lemuel J. "Jake" WAGONER, 66, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill for three weeks. Mr. Wagoner had been a resident of Fulton for the past 15 years.
He was born Jan. 28, 1888 in Warren county, to Marion and Elfreida (RIDENOUR) WAGONER. On July 29, 1919, he was married to Cora LONG. Mr. Wagoner was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors are the widow; two sons, J. M. [WAGONER], at home, and Leonard [WAGONER], R.R. 5, Logansport; three daughters, Elpha WAGONER, at home; Mrs. Elvira JAMES of this city and Mrs. Ellen WALSH of Kewanna; two brothers, Alpha [WAGONER] of Pine Village and Earl [WAGONER] of Otterbein; one sister, Mrs. Mabel PEARSON of Attica, and eleven grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton Baptist church. Rev. R. H. TURNER will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, June 16, 1954

Estil K. Hanes
Estil K. HANES, 68, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Dunsee nursing home, Wabash. He had been in ill health for the past several months. Mr. Hanes had numerous friends in Rochester, where he had visited on many occasions.
The son of John and Sadie HANES he was born June 13, 1886, in Indiana. On February 9, 1908, he was married to Lulu METZGER. She preceded him in death last September.
Surviving are three sons, Lawrence [HANES], Indianapolis; Elmer [HANES], Wabash, and John [HANES] and one daughter, Peru. A daughter Mabel [HANES], died in infancy.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru. Friends may call there.

Thursday, June 17, 1954

Mary S. Michael
Mrs. Mary Susan MICHAEL, 84, died Wednesday noon at the home of her son, H. M. MICHAEL, in the Green Oak community. She had been ill for the past six years.
Mrs. Michael was born Feb. 17, 1870, to Samuel and Nancy MINNIX in Howard county. On June 28, 1894, she was married to John MICHAEL, who preceded her in death. Following the death of her first husband, she was married to his brother, Amos [MICHAEL], who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Michael ws a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Survivors are five children by her first marriage: H. M. MICHAEL of Green Oak; Ora [MICHAEL] of Frankfort; Joe [MICHAEL] of Danville, Ind.; Clifford [MICHAEL] of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Goldie HELMOTT of Kokomo; four children by her second marriage: Mrs. Icy STELLAR of Silver Lake and Harvey MICHAEL, Omel [MICHAEL] and Mrs. Alta COX all of North Manchester; twenty-nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Burlington Christian church and burial will be in the Burlington cemetery. Rev. Harley FISHER, assisted by Rev. Don WESTON, of Burlington, will officiate. The body has been removed from the Foster funeral home to the Michael residence where friends may call.

Alonzo A. Schoonover
Alonzo A. SCHOONOVER, 90, prominent pioneer businessman of Argos, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 402 North Michigan street. He had been in failing health for the past several months. A resident of Argos for over three score years, he was engaged in the retail dry goods business there.
Mr. Schoonover, who was most active in business, civic and fraternal affairs of the community, was well known to both Marshall and Fulton county residents.
He was born Nov. 2, 1863, in Wells county, Ind., to William and Nancy SCHOONOVER. In 1869, the Schoonover family moved to Zanesville, Ind., where they resided until 1881. Alonzo entered the Spencerian Business College at Milwaukee, and following his graduation there attended Michigan State Normal College, Ypsilanti.
He then returned to Zanesville, where he taught school for several terms. The family later moved to Argos, where Alonzo and his father were associated in the dry goods business for over 62 years. He retired in 1947.
Mr. Schoonover was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church; the Tri State Retail Merchants Association; Masonic Lodge No. 399, of which he was a past master and former treasurer and the Plymouth Commandery. He also was a charter member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Argos Lions club and was a former member of the Mizpah Shrine Temple of Fort Wayne; the Knights of Pythias and the I.O.O.F. lodges, of Argos.
Survivors are a nephew, Charles A. SCHOONOVER, Argos; two nieces, Mrs. Helen PATE of Argos and Mrs. Lucille RINER of Indianapolis. Two brothers, Charles and Burwell [SCHOONOVER] preceded him in death. He also is survived by a grand-niece, Mrs. Susan BURTON of Drexel Hill, Pa.; and a grand-nephew, William Ray SCHOONOVER, of Columbus, Ohio.
Final rites will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER of Darlington, Ind., will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The Argos Masonic lodge will conduct rites at the graveside.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, June 18, 1954

William H. Nellans
William H. NELLANS, 84, well-known farmer, residing three miles southeast of Fulton, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday after an illness of four years. He had been a resident of Fulton county his entire life.
Mr. Nellans was born Sept. 10, 1869, to Absolem and Mahala NELLANS. His first marriage was on Nov. 25, 1892, to Mary PATTON. She died in 1909. On Nov. 18, 1936 he was married to Adress MARTINDALE, who survives. Mr. Nellans was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness church.
Survivors include the widow; four daughters, Mrs. Berniece WAITE of Greenville, Pa.; Mrs. Louise BOCHANYIN of Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Myra ENGLISH of Mason, Mich. and Mrs. Ruth WEAVER of Rochester; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday from the Ditmire funeral chapel with Rev. Leonard FLETCHER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William Hetzner
Rochester relatives have received word of the death of William HETZNER, 87, which occurred at 5 a.m. today at his home at Morenci, Mich. He was the son of Michael and Rebecca HETZNER.
Mr. Hetzner at one time served as police chief for the city of Rochester. He was a former member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge. His wife, the former Dora ROSS of this city, preceded him in death.
He is srvived by one sister, Mrs. Julia DAVIDSON, of this city and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Roy KINDIG, R.R. 1, is a niece.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Morenci. He will be buried in the Morenci cemetery.

Emile A. Jefferies
Mrs. Clarence CRAIG, of near Talma, has received word of the death of her nephew [Emile A. JEFFERIES], 70, which occurred Thursday in the Veterans Hospital, Marion, Ind.
Mr. Jefferies, former resident of Rochester, was a veteran of World War I. He had been in failing health for the past several years. William BALL, of this city, is an uncle of the deceased.
Graveside rites will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday in the Sycamore cemetery, northeast of Rochester.

John O. Sales
John O. SALES, 75, lifelong resident of Fulton county, died at 3:30 a.m. today at his home in Leiters Ford. Death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a heart seizure. He had been in failing health for several years.
Mr. Sales was born in Fulton county on Nov. 9, 1878. He was married to Maude DURR on Dec.16, 1903. He was a retired reilroader. The deceased was a charter member of the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. lodge which was organized over 50 years ago.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one sister, Mrs. Della POORE of South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the residence with Rev. W. D. ARCHIBALD officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home to the residence Saturday afternoon. Friends may call as the Sales home.

Saturday, June 19, 1954

Sarah M. Heighway
Mrs. Sarah Margaret HEIGHWAY, 81, died at midnight Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clair JONES, eight miles northeast of this city. She had been seriously ill since May 2. Mrs. Heighway had many friends throughout Fulton county, where she had resided all of her life.
She was orn Dec. 1, 1872 to Samuel and Margaret (GREGSON) FULTZ on a farm near Rochester. Her first marriage was on Nov. 21, 1895, to Lou KESSLER, who preceded her in death in 1907. On Sept. 13, 1911, she was married to Henry C. HEIGHWAY. Mrs. Heighway was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband, at home, R.R. 2, Rochester; a son, Everett KESSLER; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret JONES, both of near Rochester; two grandchildren, Ronald and Jeanette JONES and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bethlehem Baptist church northeast of Rochester. Rev. Ericus FOOR of Auburn, assisted by Rev. Harry SMITH, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Earl Mathias
Earl MATHIAS, well-known farmer residing in the Burton neihborhood northwest of Rochester, died at his home at 10:30 a.m. today. The body rests at the Foster funeral home, this city. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Monday, June 21, 1954

A. Earl Mathias
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Burton Methodist church for Albert Earl MATHIAS, who died Saturday morning at his home in the Burton community. Rev. Dale HAMILTON officiatd and burial was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Mathias, who engaged in farming, was a lifelong resident of Fulton county.
He was born Nov. 1, 1893, and in 1919 was married to Goldie May COLLINS. Mr. Mathias was a member of the Burton Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two sons, J. Robert [MATHIAS], track coach at Rochester high school; and M. Joe [MATHIAS], with the U. S. Air Force at Panama City, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Charles GROVE, South English, Iowa, and Muriel [MATHIAS], at home; one brother, Wesley [MATHIAS], Argos, and two sisters, Mrs. Loyd CASTLEMAN and Mrs. Ora CASTLEMAN, both of R.R. 4, Rochester.

Effie R. Mehling
Mrs. Effie R. MEHLING, 65, died at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at her home in the Grandview neighborhood northwest of this city. She had been in ill health for the past several months. Practically all of her life had been spent in Fulton county.
Born in Burr Oak on July 24, 1888 to Jeremiah and Minerva OVERMYER, she was married to Milo MEHLING on Feb. 27, 1910. Mrs. Mehling was a member of the Grandview EUB church. She was a past noble grand of the Naomi Rebekah Lodge of Richland Center.
Survivors are the husband, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma KANOUSE and twin granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. William LAKE of Rutland, Ind., and Mrs. Robert LEESING, R.R. 3, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grandview church with the Rev. Frank HIGHLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until 1 p.m. Tuesday at which time the body will be removed to the church.

Hazel Rowdabaugh
Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel ROWDABAUGH, 60, of Goshen, were held this afternoon at the Syracuse Methodist church. Mrs. Rowdabaugh was killed in an auto accident a mile east of New Paris, Friday evening. She was a sister of Noble ISLEY, of this city.

Tuesday, June 22, 1954

Isaiah Alderfer
Isaiah "Peck" ALDERFER, 73, died at 7 a.m. Monday at his home in LaPorte. Death was caused by a heart attack. Mr. Alderfer, who was born on a farm near Walnut, had been a resident of Laporte 54 years.
Survivors are his wife, Martha (MAXSON) ALDEFER, at home; three sons, Harold [ALDERFER] of Knox; William [ALDERFER] of LaPorte, and Clifford [ALDERFER], of Poskin, Wis., and four daughters, Mary WOOD of LaPorte, Agnes GARDNER of South Bend, Alice CROSS of Vista, Cal, and Violet [ALDERFER], all of Athens.
Fneral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Haverstock funeral home, LaPorte. Burial will be in a cemetery in that city.

Wednesday, June 23, 1954

Frank Echart
Rochester relatives have received word of the death of Frank ECHART, which occurred last week at his home, 719 Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, Cal. Burial was made in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park cemetery, Los Angeles.
Mrs. Echart, the former Grace LEITER, was born and reared in Kewanna, and has many relatives in this vicinity.

Thursday, June 24, 1954

Robert W. Mitchell
Robert W. MITCHELL, 62, R.R. 6, Rocester, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient since June 18. He had been in failing health for the past several months. Mr. Mitchell, a carpenter, had been a resident of Fulton county since December, 1948, coming here from Monticello.
He was born July 18, 1891, in Nebraska to John and Lydia (CARPENTER) MITCHELL. On May 27, 1916, he was married to Minnie SAMPSON at Danville, Ill. Mr. Mitchell was a member of the Monticello Methodist church, the Rochestr VFW Fathers Auxiliary and the A.F. of L. Carpenters Union.
Survivors are the wife; two sons, Howard [MITCHELL] of Rochester and Donald [MITCHELL], at home; one daughter, Mrs. Lonnie EWEN of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Marie WHITE of Gary and Mrs. Clyde PARK of Chesterton; a brother, Roland [MITCHELL] of Gary; two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, June 25, 1954

James Z. Land, Sr.
James Z. LAND, Sr., 70, retired contractor of 115 1/2 East Ninth street, this city, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, following a two-day illness. He had been a resident of Rochester for 10 months, coming here from Ottawa, Ill.
A native of Kokomo, he was born Dec. 23, 1883. In 1912 he was married to Addie EYSTER of Ottawa, Ill., who preceded him in death.
Surviving are three children, Daniel [LAND], this city; James H. [LAND], Peru; Daisy L. LAND, Chicago, and seven grandchildren.
The body was taken from the Foster funeral home, this city, to the Gladfelder funeral home, Ottawa, Ill., this morning. Final rites will be held there at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in an Ottawa cemetery.

Emma Jane Hooker
Mrs. Emma Jane HOOKER, 86, 338 West Walnut street, Argos, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient since the day before.
The daughter of Joseph and Beulah BRYAN, she was born in Argos on July 9, 1867. On March 13, 1888, she was married to Milton HOOKER. Mr. Hooker died in 1931. She was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Effie WISE of Plymouth and Mrs. Faye SCHLUETER of Santa Anna, Cal.; five sons, Ray, Porter, Lester, Fred and Glenn [HOOKER], all of Argos; nineteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Mary BECKNER and Mrs. Margaret COX, both of Argos, and one brother, Sylvester BRYAN of Bloomington.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Argos Congregation Christian church. Rev. Harold FRAKER, assisted by Rev. Hubert CLEVENGER, will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home up until 1 p.m. Sunday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the hour of the service.

Saturday, June 26, 1954

Myrtle Carithers
Mrs. Myrtle CARITHERS, 73, who resides three miles east of Rochester, on State Road 14, died at 6:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert McCLOUGHAN, four miles southeast of this city. Mrs. Carithers had resided with her daughter since becoming seriously ill last December. She had been a resident of Rochester and community since 1912.
The daughter of James and Dulcenia (ORR) DOYLE, she was born Feb. 18, 1881, at Butler, Ky. Her first marriage was to John N. DOWNS on June 1, 1905. He preceded in death in March, 1919. On Nov. 3, 1922 she was married to Franklin E. CARITHERS, of Rochester. Mrs. Carithers was a member of World War II Mothers.
Survivors are her husband, at home; two sons, John N. DOWNS, of New York City, and Franklin E. CARITHERS of Indian Orchard, Mass.; three daughters, Mrs. Albert McCLOUGHAN of near Rochester; Mrs. D. C. MILBURN of Canton, O., and Mrs. Ben VAUGHN of Chicago, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Jessie YOUNG of Rochester will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, June 28, 1954

John J. Jones
John J. JONES, 79, of Macy died in South Whitley, Ind., at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, after an illness of six months.
Mr. Jones, who had lived in Macy for the past 27 years, came from Elwood, Ind. He was born on March 26, 1875 in Johnson County, Ind.
He was the son of James and Eileen McGREAGER JONES. In 1896, he was married to Cora SNODGRASS, who died in 1944.
Mr. Jones was a member of the Macy Christian church.
He is survived by a son, Albert W. [JONES], of Detroit, Mich., and two daughters, Mrs. Mary E. ROCKEY of Twelve Mile, and Mrs. Georgia Anna SROUFE of R.R. 1, Macy. Two sisters, Mrs. Lillie CANE, of Kendallville, Ind.,and Mrs. Lulu WAUGH of Edna, Kansas, and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral took place this afternoon in the Plainfield cemetery at Macy. Rev. William SHEWMAN and Rev. Leland PAUL officiated.

Sidney Leininger
Sidney LEININGER, 69, of Akron, died in his home at 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon after being in failing health for the past three years.
Mr. Leininger lived in Akron all his life. He was born in Fulton County on Jan. 13, 1885 to David and Hester (THOMPSON) LEININGER. He was married in 1907, to Maggie HEIGHWAY, who survives him. Mr. Leininger retired four years ago from the True Temper Corporation where he was employed for 23 years.
Survivors besides his wife include two daughters Mrs. Imo TUCKER, and Mrs. Joanna Van SCOY, both of Akron and one grandson, Tommy TUCKER.
Other survivors are two brothers, Clarence [LEININGER] of Mentone, Oliver [LEININGER] of near Akron and one sister, Mrs. Grace SMITH of Rochester.
Friends may call in his residence in Akron, after 10 a.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the Akron Church of God from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday at which time services will be conducted by Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH.
Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.

Mahala E. Sullivan
Mrs. Mahala E. SULLIVAN, of 305 North Main street, this city, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since last Tuesday. She had been seriously ill for the past week. Mrs. Sullivan had resided in Rochester for 50 years, coming here from Huntington.
The daughgter of Phillip and Mary (SHOEMAKER) BOLLINGER, she was born April 20, 1873 at Bracken, Ind. On Sept. 18, 1897, she was married to James O. SULLIVAN at Bracken, Ind. Mr. Sullivan, who is retired, was formerly the Standard Oil Company's representative for Fulton county.
Mrs. Sullivan was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, a contributor to the Bippus Lutheran church; a member of the Rebekah Lodge, No. 57 and was a past district deputy of this order. She also belonged to several of Rochester's social clubs.
Survivors are the husband and one daughter, Freeda [SULLIVAN], both at home and two nieces and two nephews. Six sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Final rites will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Methodist church with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Funk Cemetery, eight miles east of North Mancheser. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

John Judd
John JUDD, 75, former Akron resident, died Saturday evening in the General Hospital at Elkhart. He was critically ill for the past few days. He had been a resident of Elkhart for the past two years, however, practically all of his life had been spent in Akron and Henry township.
He was born March 6, 1879 near Akron to Thomas and Lucinda (MICKEY) JUDD. Mr. Judd engaged in farming in Henry township until he retired a few years ago. He was a member of the Methodist church of Akron.
Survivors are his wife, Jessie [JUDD], and a son Charles [JUDD], both of Elkhart; one sister, Mrs. Lola BITTERS of Elkhart; a step-son, Wallace CLINKER, South Bend; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son Thomas "Brick" JUDD preceded him in death in December of 1953.
Funeral services 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist church in Akron. Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home up until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Tuesday, June 29, 1954

Charles H. Meredith
Charles H. MEREDITH, 66, died in his home at Lake Manitou Monday at 9:05 p.m., after an illness of three months. Mr. Meredith lived in Akron practically all of his life with the exception for nine years residency in Oregon.
He was born on Feb. 28, 1888, to Henry and Viola (BALL) MEREDITH. In 1916, he married Fay KING, who survives, near Akron.
He was a farmer for the most of his life, although he was employed at the Sealed Power, and also operates the Robertson Landing at Lake Manitou. Mr. Meredith was a member of the United Brethren church at Athens.
Survivors besides his wife, are one daughter, of Indianapolis and a son of Athens; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie BARNES of Wabash, Mrs. Phyllis SHOWALTER of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Opal BOWMAN of Walsenburg, Colo. Two brothers also survive: Donald [MEREDITH[, of San Diego, Cal., and Kenneth [MEREDITH], of Marion.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wed. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. Mrs. John MILLER of Akron will be the Reader. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, June 30, 1954

Jennie C. Heisler
Jennie Catherine HEISLER, 81, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew HALL of Mentone Tuesday noon, of coronary occlusion. Mrs. Heisler has been in failing health for the past 10 years. She was born in Bourbon on May 26, 1873 to David and Sarah (HARTZEL) BELTZ. In 1891, she married George HEISLER, who passed away in 1933. Mrs. Heisler has lived in the Bourbon community all of her life except for the past 20 years, when she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Hall, of Mentone. She was a member of the Bethel Methodist church, of near Bourbon.
Survivors include two daugters, Mrs. HALL, of Mentone, and Mrs. Norris BIGGS of Miami, Fla., and a son, Wayne HEISLER of Rochester. Also surviving are eight gandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. wih Rev. David GOSSER of Mentone officiating, assistd by Rev. Frank H. TICE of Inwood.
Friends may call after 1 a.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday at the Bilby McHatton funeral home in Warsaw. The body will lie in state at the church. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery.
Thursday, July 1, 1954

Cory B. North
Cory B. NORTH, 83, former resident of Marshall county, died Wednesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward SWARTHOUT, of San Antonio, Texas.
The body is being returned to the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Joseph Bauer
Joseph BAUER, 64, of Monterey, died at his home Wednesday afternoon after an illness of several months.
Mr. Bauer was born in Pulaski county on July 9, 1889. On April 21, 1914, he was married to Mary MUKVERIN in Monterey. He was a member of the Holy Name society, Knights of Columbus and of the Monterey Lions.
Surviving besides his wife are five children, Anna Noren BAUER, who is serving with the Army Nurses Corps in Germany; Regis [BAUER] at home; Joseph [BAUER] of Winamac; Francis [BAUER] of Pulaski and Mrs. Mary MONAGHAN of Pennsylvania.
Also surviving are three sisters, Elizabeth HARTMAN and Helen LUCAS, both of South Bend, and Josephine LONG of Oklahoma and two brothers, Fred [BAUER] of Monticello and Victor [BAUER] of Chicago.
The funeral will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the St. Anne church at Monterey. The service will be conducted by the Rev. SCHROEDER. Burial will be in the St. Anne cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Kennedy funeral home Thursday evening. It will lie in state in his residence where the Holy Name Society will hold rites at 8:30 Friday evening.

Friday, July 2, 1954

Cory B. North
Funeral services for Cory B. NORTH, 83, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Hubert CLEVENGER will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. North died at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward SWARTHOUT of San Antonio, Texas. He had been in ill health for the past several years.
He was born Dec. 7, 1870 at Lapel, Ind., and had been a resident of Argos for over 25 years. His wife, the former Grace BROWNLEE preceded him in death in 1941.
Other survivors besides the daughter at San Antonio, are two sons, Paul [NORTH] of Argos and Ralph [NORTH] of Gary; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Saturday, July 3, 1954

[no obits]

Monday, July 5, 1954

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, July 6, 1954

Anna Franklin
Mrs. Anna FRANKLIN, Fulton, died early Tuesday morning at the home of her son in Indianapolis, where she had been visiting for the past several days.
The body is being returned to the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Roy E. Hess
Roy E. HESS, local service station owner and operator, died suddenly at his home here at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Mr. Hess, born at Brook, Ind., Jan. 10, 1884, and later a retail merchant there, came to Rochester in 1930 and had been in business in this city since that time. He was a member of the Rochester Methodist Church.
The deceased leaves, in addition to the widow, Gertrude [HESS], two children, Rosalind HESS of Indianapolis, and Elsworth HESS of Plymouth; one brother, Walter HESS of Brook, and two sisters, Etta HESS of Brook and Mrs. E. A. GAST of Warsaw; three grandchildren, Joan, Janet and Sheryl HESS, as well as several more distant relatives.
The funeral will be at the Hirshman & Weston funeral home in Brook at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in Brook Cemetery.
Rochester friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home afternoon and evening today.

Anna E. Barber
Mrs. Anna E. BARBER, 331 Faurel street, Mishawaka, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday in the Jones Nursing Home, South Bend. She had been in failing health over five years.
Anna E. (KRONEWITTER) BARBER was born Sept. 12, 1890, in Mishawaka. In 1917 she was married to Oscar BARBER at Mishawaka. The Barbers resided in Rochester for over 30 years. Mr. Barber preceded her in death in 1950. Following his death, she returned to Mishawaka where she made her home with her mother, Mrs. Marie KRONEWITTER.
Survivors are her mother; six brothers, Charles F., Herman A., Harold H. and Leo M. [KRONEWITTER], all of Mishawaka; Albert J. [KRONEWITTER], Elkhart, and Francis H. [KRONEWITTER], Niles, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. John MILLER, Mishawaka.
Graveside rites will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
Friends may call at Kronewitter residence, Mishawaka, after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 7, 1954

Anna Franklin
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna FRANKLIN, 75, Fulton, who died in Indianapolis, Tuesday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire fneral home, Fulton. Rev. P. L. MAST will officiate and burial will be in the Mound cemetery in Young America.
Mrs. Franklin was born in Decatur county, Nov. 25, 1878, to Jeff and Leannor (BIDDINGER) RUTHERFORD. In 1913 she was married to Charles FRANKLIN who died in 1937. She had been a resident of Fulton for over 25 years.
Surviving are three sons, Glen [FRANKLIN], Indianapolis, Hiram [FRANKLIN], Omaha, Neb., and Charles [FRANKLIN], of Kokomo; one daughter, Mrs. Glen St. CLAIR, Grass Creek and seven grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, July 8, 1954 to Friday, July 9, 1954

[no obits]

Saturday, July 10, 1954

Della McConkey
Mrs. Della McCONKEY, 82, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday while visiting with her daughter, Mrs. Clyde MESSMORE, 284 East Ninth street, in Peru. She had been seriously ill for only a few days.
She was born March 19, 1872, near Kewanna to John and Amanda (MONESMITH) KLECKNER. On Sept. 14, 1893 [Sept. 22, 1895, per Marriage Records], she was married to [Stanley] A. McCONKEY who died in 1935. Mrs. McConkey was a member of the Methodist church of Leiters Ford.
Survivors are two sons, Carl and Frad [McCONKEY], both of Logansport; two daughters, Mrs. Blanch BRYAN of Hubbard, Ohio, and Mrs. MESSMORE of Peru; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Fanny WELLS, preceded in death in 1925.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. H. L. ADAMS of Hobart, Ind. officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery near Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clyde D. Eytcheson
Funeral services for Clyde D. EYTCHESON, Peru, who died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Irene Byron Hospital, Fort Wayne, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru. Rev. W. C. CORRELL will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Clyde D., son of Charles and Bessie (MANGON) EYTCHESON, was born in Rochester on Oct. 30, 1903. He was married to Eva SIMMONS in 1924, who preceded him in death in 1947. Mr. Eytcheson was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Survivors are four brothers, Walter and Robert [EYTCHESON] of Peru; George [EYTCHESON] of Logansport; Perry [EYTCHESON] of Yakima, Wash.; and one sister, Mrs. Morris CAVENDER of Dowagiac, Mich.

Monday, July 12, 1954

[no obits]

Tuesday, July 13, 1954

Samuel V. Mow
Samuel V. MOW, 56, former resident of Fulton county, died at 12:30 a.m. today at his residence in North Manchester. He had been in ill health for five years. He was born April 14, 1898, near Rochester to Charles and Clara (HARPSTER) MOW. He was a member of the North Manchester Presbyterian church. Mr. Mow was a retired school teacher. His wife, the former Stella WISEMAN, to whom he was married on Sept. 13, 1924, survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Richard REAHARD and Miss Myra Lynn MOW, both of North Manchester; one son, Thomas Allen [MOW], at home; two brothers and three sistes and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bender funeral home, North Manchester. Dr. Orrin MANSFIELD will officiate and burial will be in the Union cemetery at Pierceton. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Edward Overmyer
Edward OVERMYER, 82, retired farmer of Argos, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital. He had been seriously ill for the past year. Practically all his life was spent in the Argos community.
The son of Franklin and Susan OVERMYER, he was born Jan. 5, 1872, at Burr Oak. On April 20, 1893, he was married to Alice MILLER, who preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 1915.
Survivors are one daghter, Mrs. Bertha BRANSFORD of North Webster; four sons, Ralph [OVERMYER], R.R. 3, Rochester; Raymond and Howard [OVERMYER], both of Argos, and Eddie [OVERMER], North Webster; two brothers, George [OVERMYER], Culver, and Guy [OVERMYER], South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Alice BEATTY of Plymouth; twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Mrs. Ola FISH and Miss Ruby OVERMYER, preceded him in death.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman fneral home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be in the Jordan cemetery near Argos.
Friends may call at the fneral home after 7 p.m. today.

Leroy Garman
Final rites for Leroy GARMAN, 91, retired farmer of Kewanna, were held Monday afternoon at the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. Rev. Henry F. BULGER officiated and burial was in the Shaffer cemetery. Mr. Garman died Saurday night at the Miami Nursing Home, Peru.
He was born Aug. 17, 1862, in Ohio to Daniel and Nancy MASTER GARMAN. He was married to Harriet GREEN who died in 1911.
Surviving children are: Mrs. Van Tuyle GILLESPIE of Kewanna; Mrs. Louise DOYLE of Peru; Carrow [GARMAN[ of Mishawaka; Dr. C. P. GARMAN of Goshen; Harry [GARMAN] of Uniontown, O.; Mrs. W. M. FRYE of Pontiac, Mich.; twenty grandchildren and thirty-three great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, July 14, 1954

Lucia Foor
Mrs. Lucia FOOR, 68, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at her home a half mile south of Athens, after an illness of but a week. She had resided in the Athens community throughout her entire life.
She was born Aug. 1, 1885 to Webster and Hattie (GOULD) STINSON in Henry township. On April 19, 1913 she was married to Clark FOOR.
Survivors are the husbad and one son, Amos [FOOR], both of near Athens; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Geneva WILEY of Rochester; Mrs. Homer KOFFEL of Galion, Mich. and Mrs. Berniece GOULD of Pasadena, Cal.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Athens E.U.B. church with Rev. Paul GILLMAN officiating.
The body will be removed from Moyer-Haupert funeral home Akron to the residence at 7:30 p.m. today where friends may call up until 1 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, July 15, 1954

Minnie A. Martindale
Mrs. Minnie A. MARTINDALE, 85, R.R. 3, Peru, died at her home at 3:15 a.m. today following two years' illness. She had been a resident of Jefferson township, Miami county, for over 44 years, moving there from Peru.
She was born in Fulton county on March 1, 1869. Her parents were Cyrus and Katherine (SMALL) ROBBINS. On Dec. 22, 1892, she was married in Rochester to Albert MARTINDALE by Rev. N. L. LORD. Mrs. Martindale was a member of the Methodist chrch.
Survivors are the husband, at home, and the following children: Mrs. Ruth VINCENT, Lakeville; Mrs. Marjory BOCKOVER, Peru; Robert V. [MARTINDALE], South Bend; Mrs. Helen STOUT, Denver; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Della COLE, of this city.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCain funeral home, Denver. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will be in charge of the services and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

William Johnston
William JOHNSTON, 81, a retired farmer of Liberty township, died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport. He had been in failing health for the past two years and had been hospitalized when he suffered a stroke while attending the Burnettsville Centennial a few days ago.
He was born July 13, 1873, in Carroll county to John and Anna Hart LYNCH JOHNSTON. On April 9, 1900, he was married to Flora HERSCHBERGER at Burnettsville. Mr. Johnston engaged in farming in Carroll, Cass and White counties before moving to Fulton county. He was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Harry [JOHNSTON], ASC fieldman in northwestern Indiana, Twelve Mile; H. Ralph [JOHNSTON], Clark of Fulton county, Kewanna; three daughters, Mrs. Stephen DOBLE, Peru; Mrs. Lester ROUCH, Kewanna, Miss Marie JOHNSTON, Ft. Wayne; fourteen grandchildre and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. James FITZPATRICK assisted by Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER, officiating.
Friends may call at he Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, up until an hour before the services.

Friday, July 16, 1954

[no obits]

Saturday, July 17, 1954

Lillian B. Swanson
Mrs. Lillian Belle SWANSON, 67, 1223 Franklin avenue, this city, died at 12:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Thursday night. She had been in ill health for the past two years. Mrs. Swanson and her son moved from Fowler to a farm seven miles east of Rochester in 1920 and for the past four years have resided in the city.
She was born Dec. 16, 1886 at Brookston, to Frank and Rebecca (BOND) MOORE. On Feb. 26, 1908, she was married to Gust SWANSON. Mrs. Swanson was a member of the Rochester St. John's Lutheran church.
Survivors are the husband, at home; five sons, John and Carl [SWANSON[, of this city; Frank [SWANSON] of Chicao; Albert [SWANSON] of Kingsford Heights, Ind., and Pvt. Lynden [SWANSON], of the U.S. Army, Detroit; three daughters, Edna [SWANSON] and Ruby DICKSON and Romona JOHNSON, all of Rochester; and nineteen grandchildren. A son Harold [SWANSON] preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the St. John's Lutheran church, this city. Rev. A. H. GALLMEIER of Peru will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, near Athens.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Monday, July 19, 1954

Claude V. Weller
Claude V. WELLER, 58, died Sunday afternoon at his home in Kewana, following a long illness. Mr. Weller had many friends in he western section of the county.
He was born Nov. 23, 1895, in Kewanna to James E. and Maggie ALLMAN WELLER. Mr. Weller was engaged in the florist and greenhouse business in Kewanna for a number of years.
Survivors are his wife, the former Caroline BAIR, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Alice L. MONTZ of Kewanna, and Mrs. Dellamae RATLIFF of Tempe, Ariz.; one son, Paul A. WELLER, of Fort Campbell, Ky.; four brothrs, Floyd [WELLER] of Colfax, Ind.; Glen, Cecil and Fred [WELLER], all of Kalamazoo, Mich., and three sisters, Mrs. Marie BROWN of Compton, Cal.; Mrs. Jean BUNDY of Colfax, and Mrs. Dorothy YOUNT of Advance, Ind.; and five grandchildren. Three children preceded him in death in infancy.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Kewanna. Rev. Joseph DUX will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry, Kewana.
The body will be removed from the Harrison funeral home to the residence Tuesday morning where friends may call.

Alma Murphy
Mrs. Alma MURPHY, 63, of near Winamac, died in the Carneal Hospital, that city, Saturday night. Mrs. Murphy was a sister of Mrs. C. E. GILGER, of this city, and has visited here on numerous occasions.
Other survivors are two sons, Ralph E. [MURPHY] at home, and Harold [MURPHY], Colmbia City; a brother, John CONN, Winamac, and sisters, Mrs. Edna NIMS and Mrs. Elsie ZELLARS, both at Winamac.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at he Fry and Lange funeral home, Winamac. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery.

Tuesday, July 20, 1954

Ray Foster
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny EASTER of this city were called to Linton, Ind., by the death of their son-in-law, Ray FOSTER, who was killed in an auto accident Sunday morning.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at Linton.

Wednesday, July 21, 1954

Edith Adamson
Mrs. Edith ADAMSON, 62, of Plymouth, Mich., died at her home at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. She had been in ill health since January. She had been a resident of Plymouth and Detroit for most of her life.
The daughter of Warren and Mary Ellen (KUHN) HEETER, she was born April 11, 1892 near Athens, Ind. She was maried to Clarence ADAMSON, formerly of Rochester.
Survivors are the husband at home and two sistes, Mrs. Ellis RILEY and Mrs. Eva HUTCHINSON, both of near Athens.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Cora Edwards
Mrs. Cora (TRACY) EDWARDS, 86, a lifelong resident of the Macy community, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home north of Macy. She had been seriously ill for five days.
She was born Aug. 5, 1867, in Allen township, Miami county, to Samuel Smith and Caroline MONESMITH TRACY. In 1886, she was married to Emerson EDWARDS at Macy. Mrs. Edwards was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Survivors are two sons, Glen and Ward [EDWARDS], both of Macy; five grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was the last member of a family of nine children.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Macy Methodist church with Rev. Jack PAVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy. Friends may call at the MaCain funeral home, Denver, up until noon Thursday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

A. A. Overstreet
A. A. OVERSTREET, 54, brother of Kenneth OVERSTREET of this city, died at his home in Plymouth this morning. He was railway mail clerk and had been employed by the Pennsylvania R.R. for 34 years. His run was from Chicago to Pittsburgh.

Leora F. Perry
Mrs. Leora F. PERRY, 67, former resident of this city, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marjorie McCLURE, North Manchester. Mrs. Perry had been critically ill for three weeks. The Perrys were residents of Rochester for over a score of years. Her husband, the Rev. Daniel S. PERRY, was pastor of the Rochester Presbyterian church for several years.
Mrs. Perry came to Rochester from Adena, Ohio, and had made her home with her daughter at North Manchester during the past year and a half.
The daughter of Davis and Emaline (HAGAN) SHIELDS, she was married Sept. 8, 1915, to Daniel S. PERRY, who died in February of this year.
Survivors are the daughter; three grandchildren, Richard, Elizabeth and Frederick [McCLURE], North Manchester, and one brother, the Rev. R. J. SHIELDS of Uniontown, Pa.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Presbytrian church with Rev. Donald DECKER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services. Friends may also call at the Foster funeral home.

Thursday, July 22, 1954

Rev. George E. Hicks
Funeral services for the Rev. George E. HICKS, 88, who died Tuesday evening in a South Bend nursing home, were held at 3 p.m. today at the Forrest Hay mortuary in South Bend. Burial was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery, southeast of this city.
Rev. Hicks was a former pastor of the Rochester Christian church and will be remembered by many of the older residents of this city.
He was born in Miami county Dec. 7, 1865, and ws married in Fulton county in 1888 to Loral R. CALLAWAY. His wife died in 1950. Rev. Hicks was a graduate of Butler University. For several years he was superintendent of the Indiana Anti Saloon League.
Survivors are two sons, Orlow D. [HICKS], South Bend, and Elmer C. [HICKS], of Nashville, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Loral K. ARNOLD and Mrs. Lois H. HUBB, both of South Bend; four grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, M. E. HICKS, of Kokomo, who is well-known to many Lake Manitou residents. He spends the summers at his cottage on the east shore.

Aaron A. Overstreet
Funeral services for Aaron A. OVERSTREET, who died Wednesday in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Methodist church, Plymouth.
Mr. Overstreet, who was born July 16, 1900, at Pittsboro, Ind., had resided in Plymouth for 25 years. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic Order of that city.
Survivors arehis wife, Halcie [OVERSTREET]; one daugter, Mrs. Irene WEBSTER; two grandchildren, all of Plymouth; one sister, Mrs. Clarice DAVIS of Indianapolis; two brothers, Kenneth R. OVERSTREET, this city, and Charles OVERSTREET of Kirkland and his father, R. Lee OVERSTREET, also of Rochester.

Floyd Campbell
Floyd CAMPBELL, 59, well-known farmer of near Chili, died Wednesday morning in a hospital at Mesa, Ariz., where he had been a patient for the past four weeks. He had been in failing health for five years.
He was born Dec. 2, 1894, at Deer Creek. On Jan. 12, 1921, he was married to Marie BISH of Chili. Mr. Campbell was a member of Masonic lodge of Mexico.
Survivors are his wife, of near Chili, and a brother, John CAMPBELL of Warren. Two infant daughters precededhim in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, Ind. Friends may call there after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, July 23, 1954

Carl Heffelfinger
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Carl HEFFELFINGER at his home in Burbank, Cal. He left Rochester about 30 years ago. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Joe HEFFELFINGER, of this city.

Noble B. Hunt
Noble B. HUNT, 70, retired banker who resided near Macy, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the McFarland Nursing Home, Rochester. He had been seriously ill for a week.
He was born Jnne 10, 1884, in Owen county, Ky., to James Wilson and Mary Frances (DAVIS) HUNT. His wife, the former Myrtle May DUKES, to whom he was married on Sept. 3, 1910, died in 1948. He had been emloyed at the Wabash Valley Trust Co. of Peru ad also the Denver Bank for several years.
Survivors are a son, Marvin R. HUNT, R.R. 2, Macy; three gradchildren; one brother, A. T. HUNT, Walton, Ky., and one sister, Mrs. Irene ALEXANDER, New Liberty, Ky.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Denver Methodist church. Rev. Ben LOWTHER, assisted b Rev. M. C. MORROW, will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetry at Mexico.
Friends may call at the Nunt home after 1 p.m. today.

Saturday, July 24, 1954

Albert Street
Albert STREET, former Lake Manitou resident, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday at the home of Mrs. Lilly ZIRKLE of Huntington. Death was attributed to a heart seizure. He had been in ill health for four years.
Mr. Street resided in Akron for over 20 years, where he was employed by the True Temper Corp. until his retirement a few years ago.
He was born Nov. 11, 1888, in Grant county, Ind., to William and Emma (TILLSON) STREET. In 1949 he was married to Edith LEMONS in Warsaw. His first wife preceded him in death in 1946. Survivors are his wife, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas SHEFFIELD of Marion and Mrs. Eugene McCOLLOUGH of Elkhart.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz fneral home, Akron. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the services and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, July 26, 1954

Ellis Reed
Ellis REED, 90-year-old pioneer Rocheser resident, died this morning at 7 o'clock in Woodlawn Hospital following a year's illness. Mr. Reed for many years was in the furniture business here, prior to that operating a feed store. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Noah M. Gottschalk
Noah M. GOTTSCHALK, 80, well-known farmer residing two miles east of Rochester, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in ill health for a year. Mr. Gottschalk had been a resident of this community for 47 years.
The son of John and Elizabeth (STOCKDALE) GOTTSCHALK, he was born Dec. 26, 1873, in Ohio. He was married to Margaret M. HUGHES on Oct. 4, 1952. His first wife preceded him in death several years ago. Mr. Gottschalk was a member of Eagles Lodge of Rochester.
Surviving are his wife, at home; three sons, Harry [GOTTSCHALK] of Fort Wayne; Walter [GOTTSCHALK] of Manitowoc, Wis., and Ira [GOTTSCHALK] of Lewiston, Ida.; a step-son, Jessie V. MILLER of Rochester; two brothers, Ed [GOTTSCHALK] of Kewanna and George [GOTTSCHALK] of Lagro, and five grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity EUB church with Rev. F. I. WILLMERT in charge. Burial willbe in the IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon Tuesday until the hour of the services.

Ella B. Fear
Mrs. Ella B. FEAR, 35, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Osteopathic Hospital, South Bend. She had undergone major surgery in June. Mrs. Fear had been a resident of the Argos community her entire life.
She was born April 7, 1919, at Argos to Lora ad Lesta MECHLING. On Jan. 3, 1933, she was married to Thurl FEAR at Knox. Mrs. Fear was a member of the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church and was president of the Izaak Walton League Auxiliary of Argos.
Survivors are her husband; two children, Ruth and John [FEAR], all at home; one son, Harold [FEAR], of near Argos; two brothers, Ray MECHLING of Gardenia, Cal., and Wilbur MECHLING of Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel WHEATLEY of Wrightsville, Pa., and Mrs. Louise FISHER of near Plymouth; her mother, Mrs. Lesta ZIMMERMAN of Plymouth; her father, Lora MECHLING of Plymouth; a grandmother, Mrs. Elvia MECHLING of Argos, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Harold FRAKER will officiate ad burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 27, 1954

Harry E. Page
Harry E. PAGE, 75, retired Lake Manitou hotel owner and one of the foremost builders of Manitou as a resort mecca, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday at his home, 1000 Pontiac street, Rochester. Death was caused by a coronary condition and followed a 12-week illness.
Mr. Page came to Rochester with his father over 40 years ago from Champaign, Ill. He took over the management and later became owner of the Fairview Hotel on the east shore of Lake Manitou. Fairview Hotel and Terrace Gardens, under his management, soon became known as the most artistice and popular resort spot in the Midwest.
He operated this hotel until January, 1939, when it was razed by fire. He then purchased the Colonial Hotel which also had been partially destroyed by fire a few months before. He rebuilt this propert into an equally popular entertainment place. Mr. Page retired from active business in 1947 and devoted his time to the management of his farm northeast of Athens.
The former hotel man was a founder and one of the directors of the Midwestern Insuranch Company, Fort Wayne. He also was a director of the Rochester country club, a charter member of the Rochester Kiwanis club; a 33rd Degree Mason, and a member of the Shrine of Fort Wayne.
As a young man Mr. Page served as a medical technician with an X-ray unit aboard a train traveling from coast-to-coast exhibiting the wonders of the then-new X-ray.
Harry E., son of Edward H. and Julia PAGE, was born March 20, 1879, at Lowell, Mass. He was married to Pearl (BARR) MONTGOMERY on Sept. 1, 1928, at Rochester. Mr. Page was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city. He attended the University of Illinois.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a step-son, Barr MONTGOMERY of Rushville; three grandchildren, Page [MONTGOMERY], Mary Barr [MONTGOMERY] and Joel MONTGOMERY, all of Rushville, and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Doris PAGE, preceded him in death Sept. 15, 1935.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. Donald F. DECKER of the Presbyterian church officiating. The Masonic Order will administer its rites.
Burial will be in the family lot at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friands may call at the funeral home.

Charles A. Swihart
Charles A. SWIHART, 69, of Henry township, died at 9 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital. Death was caused by a heart seizure. He had been a resident of Fulton county all his life.
He was born April 8, 1885, at Beaver Dam to Annias and Mary Jane (SHOEMAKER) SWIHART. In 1913, he was married to Vesta SMITH in Warsaw. Mr. Swihart was a carpenter.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three children, Mrs. Willodean SWOPE and Mrs. Geraldine BROWN, both of Akron; Gaylord [SWIHART] of Roann; Don and Junior [SWIHART], both of Akron; four brothers, Elias [SWIHART], of Lakeland,Fla.; Harvey [SWIHART] of Elkhart; Alva [SWIHART] of Tippecanoe and Frank [SWIHART] of Akron and nine grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the services and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary E. Rathfon
Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Mentone Baptist church for Mrs. Mary Effie RATHFON, 70, of near Mentone, who died Saturday evening at Woodlawn hospital. All of her life had been lived in the vicinity of Talma and Mentone.
She was the daughter of John L. and Mary KESSLER. In January of 1903 she was married to Elmer RATHFON. Mrs. Rathfon was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Surviving are her husband, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur BROWN of Mentone; a son, Everett RATHFON, R.R. 2, Rochester; two granddaughters; a brother, Milton KESSLER, of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Dora SEVERNS of Mentone and Mrs. Robert EMMONS of Warsaw.
Burial was made in Sycamore cemetery, near Mentone.

Ellis E. Reed
Final rites for Ellis E. REED, 90, a pioneer resident of this city, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. Rev. A. E. CARPENTER will officiate and interment will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Reed was born May 15, 1864, in Lafayette and came to Rochester from there in 1872. For many years he was engaged in the furniture and feed store business in this city. He retired a number of years ago.
Survivors are his wife, Charlotte [REED], at home, 216 North Main street; a son, Fred H. REED, Huntington; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, July 28, 1954

Wilmer H. Kibiger
Relatives have received word of the death of Wilmer H. KIBIGER, 49, which occurred Tuesday at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had been seriously ill for only a few days.
Mr. Kibiger was married to the former Virginia WILSON of Macy and is a brother-in-law of Mrs. Gerald KNAUFF of this city.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Charles and John [KIBIGER]; a daughter, Janice [KIBIGER], all at home, and two brothers, Harold [KIBIGER] of Fort Wayne and Edward [KIBIGER] of Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Services will be held Friday afternoon at the Chalfant-Perry funeral home in Fort Wayne. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.

Mary A. Boggs
Mrs. Mary A. BOGGS, 67, Mentone, died Tuesday morning at the McDonald hospital, Warsaw, where she had been a patient for several months.
She was born Aug. 9, 1886, near Mentone, the daughter of Oscar A. and Emaline (WEIRICK) HARDING. She had resided in the Mentone community all of her life except for 12 years at Warsaw. Her husband, Stanley A. BOGGS, died in May, 1953.
Mrs. Boggs was a member of the Mentone Methodist church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Delta Delta Delta sorority and an honorary member of the Mentone Reading club.
Survivors include two sons, Stanley [BOGGS] of San Salvador, El Salvadore, and Joseph [BOGGS] of Mentone; and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Buel I. Geyer
Funeral services for Buel I. GEYER, 58, who died in the V.A. hospital, Outwood, Ky., Monday night will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bender funeral home, North Manchester. Mr. Geyer was a former resident of this city.
He was born July 5, 1896 to John L. and Sarah E. GEYER at North Manchester. For many years he was associated with his father and brothers in business promotional advertising.
Mr. Geyer was a former member of the American Legion post of this city.

Thursday, July 29, 1954

[no obits]

Friday, July 30, 1954

Isaac Barnes
Isaac BARNES, 96, retired Fulton county farmer, died Thursday afternoon at the home of his son, Harry [BARNES], 224 West 10th street, Peru. He had been seriously ill for two months.
He was born Nov. 22, 1857, to John and Rebecca BARNES. His first marriage in 1879 was to Emma J. KUHN, who died later. In 1905, he was wed to Mary ROOKSTOOL, who died in 1948. Mr. Barnes was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters Harry and Albert [BARNES], Akron; Friendly [BARNES], LaGrand, Ore.; Mrs. Lucy DAINE, Gilead; Mrs. Cora MILLER, Galesburg, Mich.; two stepchildren, Samuel ROOKSTOOL, South Bend; Mrs. Clara ARMEY, Winona Lake; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Forrest RICHEY officiating. Burial will be in Nichols cemetery.
Friends may call at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru up until noon Saturday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour preceding the funeral.

Dora M. Simpson
Mrs. Dora M. [THOMPSON] SIMPSON, 79, mother of Noel D. SIMPSON, Talma, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of a daughtr in Marshall, Mich.
She was born in Dark County, O., on Jan. 20, 1875. Her husband, John SIMPSON, died in 1960.
Survivors are two daughters and four sons. Larry and Douglas SIMPSON, Talma, are grandsons.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Halverson funeral chapel, Three Riverd, Mich. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery in that city.

Saturday, July 31, 1954

Sylvia Cochran
Mrs. May STENGEL of 416 E. 10th street this city, has received word of the death of her cousin, Mrs. Clyde COCHRAN, 60, which occurred earl today at her home in Niles, Mich. Mrs. Cochran was formerly Sylvia ANDERSON of this city.
Rhoda E. Marsh
Mrs. Rhoda (ELKINS) MARSH, 86, died Friday evening at her home in Fulton. She was the widow of Sherman MARSH.
Mrs. Marsh was born Nov. 13, 1867, in Miami county. She was a member of the Marshtown Baptist church, west of Fulton.
Survivors are a foster sister, Mrs. Orpha MITCHELL of Los Angeles; a foster brother, Ora ENYEART of Indianapolis, and three granddaughters, Mrs. Carol BRUCE of Lucerne, Mrs. John HEMINGER of Gary and Mrs. Lee ANDREWS of Park Ridge, Ill.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fletchers Lake church. Burial will be in the Marshtown cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Monday, August 2, 1954

Rex Floor
Rex FLOOR, 30, formerly of Akron, taxicab driver of Indianapolis, died at 11 a.m. Saturday from a skull fracture which was allegedly received when he was attacked by an angry husband during a swimming party in a gravel pit near Indianapolis Friday afternoon.
Indianapolis police have launched a search for Richard J. McCLAIN, 38, who will be charged with murder of Floor.
Floor is reported to have joined a swimming party composed of Mr. and Mrs. Harold MILES, Mrs. Richard McCLAIN and three McClain children. McClain later appeared on the scene and attacked Floor and then beat up his wife. The injured taxicab driver was taken to an Indianapolis hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Rex Eugene [FLOOR], son of Paul and Rachel (MARTIN) FLOOR, was born in Henry township April 11, 1923. For the past few years he has been employed as a driver for Red Taxicab Company of Indianapolis.
Survivors are three children, Mildred Irene [FLOOR], 11, James [FLOOR] 5 and Elizabeth Jean [FLOOR], 4; his father and mother, of Akron; one brother, Keith FLOOR of Silver Lake; two sisters, Irene ENSTMINGER of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Vincent CLIFF, Morton, Pa.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Log Bethel church near Akron. Rev. Floyd HEDGES will officiate and burial will be in the Log Bethel cemetery. Friends may call at the home of his parents after 6 p.m. today.

Walter House
Walter HOUSE, 67, Lake Manitou, was found dead at 9 a.m. today in his automobile which had crashed against the wall of the Baptist church on Main street.
Coroner Dr. Dean STINSON said House died of a heart attack. Mr. House had been in ill health two years. Dr. Stinson estimated that House had been dead an hour or hour and one-half when found.
House's Plymouth coupe was discovered against the wall of the church with the left front fender smashed. The car had evidently been traveling north on Main street when House suffered the heart attack.
Ernie JOHNSTON, 15, 213 West 13th street, and Andy NOFTSGER, 17, News-Sentinel photographer, discovered House lying across the front seat after Johnson spotted the car.
Harold SHAFFER, 15, 1013 Main street, across from the church, said he saw the car on the church lawn at 7 a.m., but other persons who had passed the spot around 7 and 8 a.m. said they had not noticed the auto.
Floyd LEBO, 1016 Wabash, said he thought House's car was ahead of his when he had stopped at an intersection about 8:10 a.m.
No persons reported seeing the car strike the side of the church.
Walter S. [HOUSE], son of Joseph and Sarah (FRY) HOUSE, was born April 6, 1887, on a farm near Fulton. On May 11, 1907, he was married to Goldie MILLER at Rochester. He was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Mr. House, district superintendent of maintenance and operations for the Rochester district of the Public Service Co. of Indiana, formerly the Northern Indiana Power Company, since 1925, retired July 1, 1952. His service in the utility company business in Rochester began March 10, 1907, as a lineman and he became line foreman in 1917 during which time he was employed by the Rochester Light, Heat and Power Co. In 1922, he became manager of the local plant.
Mr. and Mrs. House owned and operated the "We-Like-It" Trailer camp on the northwest shore of Lake Manitou. Mr. House took an active interest in the building of the Rochester airport, the securing of the U. S. Federal Fish Hatcheries and other projects about the lake and city.
Survivors are his wife and a son, Edgar [HOUSE], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Helen OUTCELT, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Elsie MILLER of San Diego, Cal.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a niece, Ellen WAGONER, Anderson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. L. E. POWELL of the Rochester Church of God officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Lloyd Blessing
Funeral services for Lloyd BLESSING, 53, R.R. 4, Rochester, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Foster's Funeral Home. Rev. Dale HAMILTON will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
Mr. Blessing, a bachelor, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Nursing Home. He had been seriously ill for two months.
He was born Dec. 2, 1901, in Logansport to Abraham and Mary (TALLEY) BLESSING and had resided in Rochester practically all his life.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Mary SQUIRES, this city; three sisters, Miss Ada BLESSING of Logansport; Mrs. C. T. CAMP, of Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. H. H. HODSON of Elk Grove, Cal.; and two half-brothers, Arthur SQUIRES of Logansport and Glen SQUIRES, of this city. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, August 3, 1954

Joseph E. Foster
Joseph W. FOSTER, 45, 1231 Franklin avenue, this city, died Monday morning at the Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis. He had been seriously ill for three months. He had been a resident of this city since 1942.
He was born March 27, 1909, at Bourbon, to Leroy and Alda (HOOKER) FOSTER. On Jan. 28, 1939, he was married to Evelyn CHAMBERLAIN. Mr. Foster, who was a machinist, was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion.
Survivors are his wife and three children, Joe Barr, Nikki and Shari [FOSTER], all at home; his mother, Mrs. Alda MOLLENHOUR, this city; his father, Leroy FOSTER, Portland, Ore.; and a half-brother, Robert FOSTER, also of Portland.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Christian church with the Rev. James E. KIMSEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The American Legion will present graveside rites.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until 1 p.m. Thursday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the hour of the services.

Etta Kickert
Mrs. Etta KICKERT, of Argos, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the McFarland nursing home, this city. She had been in failing health for four years.
She was born in Fulton county Sept. 20, 1876. Her parents were William and Lydia BIDDINGER.
Survivors are one son, William [KICKERT], Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Mary BRASCHLER, Chicago; Mrs. Lydia PADTKE, California, and Mrs. Susie SHOEMAKER, Argos; nineteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Err BIDDINGER of Rochester and Harry BIDDINGER of Mentone.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Roy S. RICHEY of the Walnut Brethren church officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, August 4, 1954

Rosa Emmons
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Belle EMMONS, 69, who died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles HOLLOWAY in Burket, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baptist church with Rev. R. MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in he Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
She was born Feb. 8, 1885, in Fulton county. Her parents were Frank and Florence CARR. On Nov. 10, 1913, she was married to Tom EMMONS, who preceded her in death in 1952. Mrs. Emmons was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. HOLLOWAY, Burket; two grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Nellie CARR and Miss Reva CARR, and the following brothers, all of Olympia, Wash.; Floyd, Arthur, Ralph, Robert and Raymond [CARR]; and Orville [CARR], Seattle, Wash.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home up until 2:30 p.m. Thursday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Thursday, August 5, 1954

Zack Terrell
Zack TERRELL, 75, former resident of this city, retired circus owner of Owensboro, Ky., died this morning at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Mr. Terrell had been in failing health for the past two years.
He came to Rochester in 1933 and with his partner, the late Jess ADKINS, formed the COLE BROTHERS CIRCUS which had its winter quarters here until it was destroyed by fire in 1937.
Cole then established winter quarters in Louisville, Ky., and later at Sarasola, Fla. Following the death of his partner, Mr. Adkins, the Cole circus was sold to the Ringling interests.
During the time the circus was located in Rochester, Terrell and Adkins also owned and operated the Robbins Brothers and Clyde BEATTY shows. Ken MAYNARD and Emmett KELLY, noted movie and circus stars, were featured with the Cole shows.
Mr. Terrell, after retiring, resided on his own farm located at the outskirts of Owensboro. His wife, Estralia [TERRELL], who survives, was a former member of the famous NELSON FAMILY, acrobats and equestrians.
Mr. Terrell, who was born at Owensboro, was associated in the circus business his entire life. He was former general manager of the American Circus Corporation and later was manager of the Sells-Floto circus.
Following the sale of the American Circus Corporation holdings to Ringlings, Mr. Terrell formulated and operated a circus at the Worlds Fair in Chicago. It was while there that he and Adkins formulated plans for the founding of the Cole circus.
During the circus' say in Rochester, winter quarters were located in the northeast section of the city on the property which is now owned by the McMahan Construction Company.
The body is being returned to the Terrell farm home at Owensboro, Ky., where funeral services are to be held Monday.

Arthur Weber
Arthur WEBER, 37, Bloomington, died today of a heart attack which he suffered in Anderson. Mr. Weber is a truck driver.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph WEBER, R.R. 6, Rochester.
Survivors are his wife, at home, and his parents, of this city. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Roy Earl Ness
Roy Earl NESS, 47, who resides between Kewanna and Grass Creek, died in Woodlawn Hospital Tuesday evening following a heart attack suffered while riding in an auto.
Mr. Ness, a construction worker, was stricken about 6 p.m. Tuesday.
A lifelong resident of Fulton county, Mr. Ness was the son of the late Theodore and Princess (SMITH) NESS, who formerly resided near Grass Creek. He was united in marriage Sept. 17, 19832, to the former Lillian BUTTON.
Surviving are the widow; a son, Vernal [NESS], stationed with the U.S. Army in the Philippine Islands; the following sons and daughters at home, Lorraine, Irma, Chester, Tommy, Dale, Betty Lou and Wilma Jean [NESS]; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret SWAIM, Hammond, and Zella PROUTY, Logansport; and two brothers, Harry L. NESS, of Logansport, and Charles C. NESS, Kewanna.
Funeral services are pending word from the son, Vernal. Rites will be held at the Fry and Lange chapel in Winamac with the Rev. BARINGER officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the chapel after noon today.

Friday, August 6, 1954

Arthur D. Weber
Funeral services for Arthur Dean WEBER, 37, Bloomington, who died in his truck near Anderson early Thursday, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Fremont WILLMERT will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Weber had been a resident of Bloomington for six years.
He was born June 15, 1917, at Rochester to Ralph and Ruth (NELLANS) WEBER. His wife was the former Dorothy FOLEY. Mr. Weber was a member of the Moose lodge of Bloomington.
Survivors are his wife and three children, Barbara Jean, Joyce Elaine and Lyman Arthur [WEBER], all at home; his parents, Rochester; one brother, Walter [WEBER], and one sister, Mrs. Margaret TOOMIRE, both of Rochester.
The body will arrive at the funeral home late Saturday afternoon where friends may call.

Saturday, August 7, 1954

Zack Terrell
Funeral services for Zack TERRELL, 75, retired circus owner who died in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., Thursday morning, will be held at the Terrell farm home near Owensboro, Ky., Monday morning. Burial will be in an Owensboro cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh BARNHART of this city will attend the rites.

Monday, August 9, 1954

Mrs. Charles White
Funeral services for Mrs. Charles WHITE, 79, 3619 Noth Hoyne avenue, Chicago, were held in the Lain and Sons funeral home, Chicago, Saturday. Burial was in the Rosehill cemetery. Mrs. White died Aug. 2 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rudolph DAHLGREN, Arlington Heights.
She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. W. CAMPBELL and was born in Fulton county in 1874.
Survivors are her husband, Martin WHITE; two daughters, Dorothea DAHLGREN and Elizabeth WHITE; one brother, Dean CAMPBELL, Phoenix, Ariz., and two sisters, Mrs. F. A. STAKEMILLER, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. W. E. KINDIG, Peru.

Jack Metz
Funeral services for Jack M. METZ, 55, formerly of this city, who died Saturday evening in Bisbee, Ariz., will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. The body will arrive here Wednesday night and friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.
Mr. Metz's death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Metz who was a professional golfer, had resided in Bisbee for the past two and a half years.
The son of Orton and Versa (IZZARD) METZ, he was born in Rochester March 11, 1899. He was married in 1937 to Helen LEITER of Rochester who survives. Mr. Metz was a member of the Masonic order. He was a veteran of World War I.
Other survivors are a son, Jack [METZ], Jr., at home; two daughters, Jean BEEMER of Huntington, and Mary Ellen [METZ], at home; a grandchild; a brother, Marvin [METZ], South Bend, and a niece and a nephew.

Tuesday, August 10, 1954

Noah C. Lockwood
Peru, Ind.--A 45-year-old Deedsville man was crushed to death when his tractor fell on him Monday noon. He was Noah C. LOCKWOOD.
Lockwood was loading gravel on the Robert TEMPLE farm, two miles south of Peru on U.S. 31, when the tractor tipped backwards off a 35-foot embankment. Lockwood leaped from the tractor but it fell on him.
Death was caused by a crushed chest and basal skull fracture, Dr. Owen B. JOHNSON, county coroner said.
Willis MARBURGER, Lockwood's partner, was helping load the gravel when the tractor slipped.
A life resident of Deedsville community, he was born Nov. 4, 1908 to William Asher and Martha (DAWALD) LOCKWOOD. In 1935 at St. Joseph, Mich., he was married to Ocie SNYDER, who survives with three children, Nila [LOCKWOOD], 18; Ray [LOCKWOOD], 16; Mary Ann [LOCKWOOD], 13, He was a member of the Miami County Farm Bureau.
His mother, three sisters and one brother also survive: Mrs. Edna GOTTSCHALK, Rochester; Victor [LOCKWOOD], Webster City, Ia., Mrs. Helen HICKS, Lutz, Fla.; Mrs. Betty CARR, Argos.
Funeral services will be held at the Deedsville EUB church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN and Rev. Lawrence WHITE will officiate and burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver, after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, August 11, 1954

Jack Metz
The American Legion will conduct its rites at the graveside for Jack M. METZ, World War I veteran, who died Saturday evening at Bisbee, Ariz.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Bernard H. Melton
Bernard H. MELTON, 65, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital. Mr. Melton suffered a heart attack Monday afternoon while at work in the Indiana Metal Products plant, north of this city. He came to Fulton county in 1943 from McRoberts, Ky.
He was born April 23, 1889, at Charleston, W. Va. On Dec. 23, 1924, he was married to Sylvia SKIDMORE in Rochester. Mr. Melton ws a mechanic and electrician. He served with the Army during World War I and was a member of the VFW of Rochester.
Survivors are his wife, at home; six sons, Curtis, Kenneth and Harold [MELTON] of Rochester; Albert [MELTON] of Los Angeles; Tommy [MELTON] of the USAF, Barksdale, La.; and Gene [MELTON], with the Armed Forces on Okinawa; a daughter, Mrs. Van Detta NICKELL, of Rochedster; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine MARSHALL of Barnsdall, Okla.; Louise [MELTON], of Louisa, Va., and four grandchildren. The funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Satrday at the Rochester Christian church with Rev. James KIMSEY in charge.
The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home to the residence at 4 p.m. Thursday where friends may call.

Thursday, August 12, 1954

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Friday, August 12, 1954

Roscoe C. Baber
Roscoe C. BABER, 54, R.R. 2, Macy, died suddenly at 3:05 p.m. Thursday of a heart seizure. The attack came while he was assisting in putting up hay on he Harold MORRIS farm in Miami county. Mr. Baber, a former resident of Rochester, had been suffering from a heart ailment for two years.
He was born Aug. 17, 1899, at Peru to John and Alma (LOSHER) BABER. In 1919 he was married to Golda HECKATHORN at Fulton. A farmer, he had resided in the Deedsville community for the past eight years, moving there from Rochester. He was a driver of a school bus in Union township, Miami county.
Mr. Baber was a member of the Macy Methodist church, the Lincoln Masonic lodge No. 523 of Macy, the O.E.S. and the Royal Arch Chapter of the Rochester Masonic Order No.90.
Surviving are the widow and two sons, Richard D. [BABER], R.R. 2, Macy, and Ronald L. [BABER], Macy; two daughters, Mrs. Imogene See [BABER] WILSON of Rochester and Betty Jo [BABER], at home; seven grandchildren; a brother, Wilson BABER, and a sister, Mrs. Adelpha WHISLER, both of Peru.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Jack PAVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home in Denver until noon Saturday, at which time the body will be removed to the church to lie in state until the hour of the services.

Lawrence E. Fink
Lawrence E. "Peeney" FINK, 55, well-known basketball official, died at 12:45 a.m. today in a South Bend hospital from a heart ailment. He had been ill for the past two years. His home is at 1311 Lincoln Way East, Mishawaka. Mr. Fink for a number of years resided in Argos, where he was a star player on the old Argos Grays baseball team. He also played semi-pro baseball for several northern Indiana cities a number of years ago.
Funeral arranements are incomplete.

Alfred Runkle
Alfred RUNKLE, 76, farmer residing four miles southwest of Gilead, died at 1:30 a.m. today from a heart attack. He had been a resident of that community practically all his life.
He was born May 2, 1878, to William and Barbara (LANDIS) RUNKLE near Millark. In Nov. 1915, he was married to Lucetta PONTIUS. Mr. Runkle was a member of the Ebenezer E.U.B. church.
Surviving are his wife, at home; a stepson, Harold DAY of Peru; two brothers, Harry [RUNKLE], of Macy, and William [RUNKLE], of Akron; one sister, Mrs. George SHOEMAKER of Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and the Rev. Jack PAVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy. The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haurper funeral home to the residence where frienda may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, August 14, 1954

Lawrence E. Fink
Funeral services for Lawrence E. "Peeney", 58, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Agos. Rev. Harold D. NEAL of Mishawaka will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Mr. Fink, well-known basketball referee, died at 12:45 a.m. Friday in the St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, after suffering a heart seiqure.
He had resided in Mishawaka for 17 years, moving there from Argos. Mr. Fink was district superintendent of the Railway Express Agency offices in South Bend.
He was born in Argos, July 20, 1896, and married an Argos girl, Lucy WARNER, May 5, 1919. Mr. Fink was affiliated with the Argos Masonic Lodge and the South Bend Exchanage club. For several years he played semi-pro baseball and later was a state high school bsketball referee for a score of years.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one daughter, Mrs. James H. KELLER, Bloomington, and a granddaughter, Joan KELLER, also of Bloomington.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Grace Jones
Mrs. Grace JONES, 72, of 1108 Madison street, died at 1:45 a.m. today at the home of her sister, Mrs. John DAWALD of 1117 Madison. She had been in failing health for the past six months from carcinoma. Mrs. Jones had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life.
She was born Sept. 6, 1881, the daughter of John L. and Sarah (BLACKETOR) ROBBINS. Her first marriage was to John W. CHAMBERS on Sept. 30, 1908. He preceded in death on July 26, 1926. On Feb. 28, 1945 she was married to Charles T. JONES of this city. He died Feb. 20, 1950.
Mrs. Jones was a member of the Rochester Baptist church, the Manitou Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; a charter member of the Order of Eastern Star, No. 376 and a member of the Victoria Reading Circle.
Survivors are one sister, Mrs. John DAWALD, Rochester; four stepchildren, Mrs. Marjorie BRYANT, Macy; Mrs. Eva KILLIAN, Baltimore, Md.; Charles T. JONES, this city, and Herman JONES, Orlando, Fla.; three nieces, Helen EIDSON, Peoria, Ill.; Shirley NEWELL, Michigantown, Ind., and Florence MILLER, Mishawaka. Two sons preceded her in death in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rochester Baptist church with Rev. M. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will be taken to the John DAWALD residence from the Ditmire funeral home at 5 p.m. today where friends may call. Mrs. Jones will also lie in state at the church an hour prior to the rites.
The family requests that contributions be made to the Cancer Fund in memory of the deceased.

Monday, August 16, 1954

Rev. S. A. Wells
The Rev. S. A. WELLS, 63, Warsaw, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday from carsinoma following a four-month illness. Mr. Wells, a former resident of Rochester, was pastor of the Trinity Evangelical church here in 1926.
He was born June 24, 1891, at Argos to Benjamin F. and Anna LOHMOUGH WELLS. In 1912, he was married to Elnora LEHR. For the past several years he was pastor of the Warsaw Evangelical United Brethren church.
Surviving are his wife, at home, and one son, John WELLS, Westerville, O.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at th E.U.B. church in Warsaw. Rev. B . F. SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the Riverview cemetery, South Bend.
Friends may call at the Bilby-McHatton funeral home in Warsaw.

Tuesday, August 17, 1954

[no obits]

Wednesday, August 18, 1954

Mayme G. Bailey
Mrs. Mayme G. BAILEY, 74, widow of the late Charles H. BAILEY, died at 3 a.m. today, at her home a quarter mile south of Rochester on Road 25. Death resulted from a coronary embolism following a four-month illness. Mrs. Bailey had been a resident of Rochester and community her entire life.
She was born Feb. 13, 1880, in Rochester to Franklin P. and Edna (CRIPE) DOWNS. On Dec. 2, 1899, she was married to Charles H. BAILEY in this city. Mr. Bailey died Dec. 18, 1943. Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Rochester Christian church, the Idle Hour Club and the Social Club.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Roy FULTZ, Rochester; two granddaughters, Harriett Ann and Carolyn FULTZ at home; one sister, Mrs. Charles E. TARKINGTON of Kokomo, and several nieces and nephews. A twin daughter, Harriett Wilhemena [BAILEY], died in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. James KIMSEY will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Francis P. O'Connor
Funeral services were held in Winamac Sunday for Francis P. O'CONNOR, 35, who died of a heart seizure Aug. 13 at his home in Cicero, Ill. Mr. O'Connor was a veteran of World War II. He was born May 5, 1919, near Winamac.
He is survived by his wife, the former Joan GINTHER, Rochester; one daughter, Kathleen [O'CONNOR]; his father, Ed O'CONNOR, of Winamac; two brothers, Richard and Timothy [O'CONNOR], both of Winamac; three sisters, Nancy O'NEILL of Winamac, Joan RENDER of Schererville and Ellen ESSLING of LaPorte.

Thursday, August 19, 1954

Ervin Van Kirk
Ervin Van KIRK, 65, of near Twelve Mile, died Wednesday morning in the McDonald hospital in Warsaw after an illness of 10 days. Mr. Van Kirk was a retired section foreman of the C. & O. railroad.
He was born Near Delong on Sept. 2, 1888, to William and Arabelle (BRUGH) Van KIRK. On March 15, 1911, he was married to Hazel BLOOMER.
Survivors are his wife at home; one daugher, Mrs. Iris HILLSMAN of Nyona Lake; three sisters, Mrs. May BOESE of Wausaukee, Wis.; Mrs. Mary HAYDEN of Niles, Mich.; and Mrs. Geneva WARFIELD of Kewanna; a brother, Edgar [Van KIRK], of Wausaukee, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. A son, Loren [Van KIRK], was killed in World War II.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery, southeast of Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, August 20, 1954

Valentine Easterday
Valentine EASTERDAY, 78, south of Gilead at 7:40 p.m. Thursday following a five-year illness. He had been a resident of Miami county his entire life, most of which was spent in farming.
The son of Joseph and Eliza (KINDLESPARKER) EASTERDAY he was born Oct. 1, 1875 in Miami county. He was married to Amanda Matilda ORDERS.
Survivors are his wife at home; one son, Alfred EASTERDAY of Macy; five daughters, Nellie DILSAVER and Edith GERRICK, both of Peru; Bertha MOYER of Silver Lake; Jane KINLEY of Marion and Ruth RAYMER of Chicago; three brothers, Amos [EASTERDAY] of Peru; Zack [EASTERDAY] of Rich Valley, and Fred [EASTERDAY] of Wabash; three sisters, Josephine RODABAUGH of Deedsville; Della WEASNER of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Nora SILLS, of Enumclaw, Wash.; twenty-three grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. A son preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Enterprise Church, Miami county. The Rev. Fremont GOLDEN, assisted by the Rev. YEAGER, will officiate, and burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery. Friends may call at the Moyer Haupert funeral home, Akron.

Saturday, August 21, 1954 to Monday, August 23, 1954

[no obits]

Tuesday, August 24, 1954

Keort DuBois
Keort DuBOIS, 66, lifelong resident of Liberty township, Fulton county, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of three weeks.
He was born Jan. 6, 1888, to Thomas J. and Clara Belle (ROSS) DuBOIS. In 1915 he was married to Flossie SMITH, who died Aug. 27, 1927. His second wife, Della BEGHTEL, to whom he was married in 1936, died Feb. 18, 1951. Mr. DuBois was a member of the Mud Lake Church of Christ.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. George DUEY, and a brother, Ross DuBOIS, both of R.R. 1, Rochester. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mud Lake church. Robert DILLINGER and Frank GUYER will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy.
The body rests at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton where friends may call.

Sarah Viola Hatfield
Mrs. Sarah Viola HATFIELD, 93, a pioneer resident of Talma, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital from complications which followed a hip fracture suffered a month ago.
Mrs. Hatfield, who had been a resident of Fulton county her entire life, had many friends throughout the northern section of the county. For many years she owned and operated a general merchandising store in Talma, retiring only a few years ago. She was affectionately known to the residents of Newcastle township as "Grandma" Hatfield.
The daughter of Jonathan W. and Harriett (JONES) ROSS, she was born in Rochester on Jan. 22, 1861. She was married to Loring HATFIELD on Jan. 1, 1885. He died Sept. 6, 1930.
Mrs. Hatfield was a member of the Talma Methodist church and was active in the affairs of the church until her last illness.
Survivors are two sons, Ralph D. and Arthur R. [HATFIELD], both of Talma; a daughter, Mrs. Cleo TEETER of Plymouth; two granddaughters, Mrs. Helen HEINLEY of Columbia City, and Linda HATFIELD of Talma; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Omer T. ROSS, this city, and a number of nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Mrs. Iva CALLINGWOOD, preceded her in death in 1953 and two children, Lena and Henry J. [HATFIELD], died during childhood.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Harold Stafford
Harold STAFFORD, 60, former principal of the Kewana and Galveston schools, died unexpectedly of heart attack Saturday in his home in Fayetteville, Ark.
He taught school in Fulton and Cass counties for several years and was a member of the state educational committee. Mrs. Stafford was a vetera of World War I.
Survivors are the widow, Ethel Lee STAFFORD; two sons, Lloyd and Carl [STAFFORD] at home, and a sister, Mrs. Ellen MOLLENCOPE, Detroit. The body was returned to McCloskey-Hamilton funeral home, Logansport. Rites have not been announced.

Wednesday, August 25, 1954

Mary M. McDougle
Mrs. Mary Winifred McDOUGLE, 65, 1015 Elm street, died at 9 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for five weeks. She had been seriously ill for seven weeks from diabetes.
She was born June 15, 1889, in Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. Charles IZZARD. On Feb. 15, 1911, she was married to James BABCOCK. Her second marriage was to George HAZLETT Feb. 3, 1920. He died March 25, 1950, and on Aug. 17, 1951, she was wed to William McDOUGLE. All of her life had been spent in Rochester and vicinity.
Mrs. McDougle was a member of the Omega church of Henry Township and the W.B.A. of this city.
Survivors are the husband, at home; two stepsons, Jerome HAZLETT of Grovertown, and Dr. Peter HAZLETT of Marion; one granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. A son, Charles BABCOCK, preceded her in death on May 5, 1938.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. Jack CHRISTENSON of Henry Township in charge. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

David E. Rhodes
David E. RHODES, 85, retired Peru attorney died Tuesday afternoon at his home in that city.
Mr. Rhodes was a law partner with his son, Russell R. RHODES. Last December he was honored on his 50th anniversary in the legal profession.
He was born in Fulton county, Aug. 17, 1869. On Dec. 25, 1895, he was married to Mrs. Edith ROONEY. Mr. Rhodes attended the Fulton county schools and later taught school. He moved to Peru following his graduation from a law course at Valparaiso University.
Surviving are his wife, at home; two sons, Russell R. RHODES, Peru, and Dr. Theodore D. RHODES, Indianapolis; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. D. M. SUASAMAN, Peru, and Mrs. H. M. CALLAWAY, Rochester, and a brother Frederick C. RHODES, Indianapolis.
The body is at the Allen funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Carl Edward Husted and
Willard E. Husted
Elkhart, Ind. --Final rites for two young brothers killed in an auto-dump-truck collision Monday will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in the Walley funeral home, here.
The victims were Carl Edward HUSTED, 9, who was killed instantly and Willard E. HUSTED, 7, who died a few hours later in the Elkhart General Hospital. The boys were riding in the back of the truck.
Emerson HUSTED, 42, father of the boys, suffered a concussion and internal injuries.
The driver of the auto, James Patrick WALSH, 23, Mishawaka, is being held in jail pending further investigation. Police said witnesses reported Walsh ran a stop sign. Six cans of cold beer and one empty can were found in the Walsh car.
Mrs. Paul WHITCOMB, of Rochester, is a cousin of the boys mother, Mrs. Emerson HUSTED.

Thursday, August 26, 1954

Marcella M. Rossington
Final rites for Mrs. Marcella Marie ROSSINGTON, who died at her home in Fort Wayne Tuesday, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the McComb & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Msgr. John A. DAPP officiating.
She is survived by her husband, William H. [ROSSINGTON], and four sons, one of whom is Burton "Bert" ROSSINGTON, who rsides on the North Shore of Lake Manitou.

Friday, August 27, 1954

Elizabeth J. Hoover
Mrs. Elizabeth Jane HOOVER, 76, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at her home in Twelve Mile after a lingering illness.
She was born Feb. 22, 1878, in Starke county to Daniel and Rebecca (ELEY) HARBAUGH. On Jan. 28, 1907, she was married to Alvah C. HOOVER. Mrs. Hoover was a member of the Twelve Mile EUB church.
Surviving are the husband, at home; one son, Clayton [HOOVER], South Bend; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Anna MYERS of Plymouth and a brother, William HARBAUGH also of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Clyde ABBOTT officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel cemetery near Twelve Mile.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, August 28, 1954

Blanche May Pickens
Blanche May PICKENS, 61, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 4 a.m. today at her home after a lingering illness.
She was born June 20, 1893, to David and Elizabeth MORRIS. On Aug. 27, 1910, she was married to Frank E. PICKENS. Mrs. Pickens was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Surviving are the husband; four daughters, Mrs. Helen SMITH and Mrs. Esther BOOKS, both of Rochester; Mrs. Edna ANNIS, Logansport, and Mrs. Mabel BURROWS, Walton; seven sons, Herman [PICKENS] Logansport; Ralph and Raymond [PICKENS], Lucerne; Robert [PICKENS], Rochester; Clifford [PICKENS], Lucerne; Clyde [PICKENS], Logansport and Frank [PICKENS], Jr., Lucerne; twenty-five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Metea Baptist church. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Monday, August 30, 1954

Daniel Surface
Daniel SURFACE, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter SURFACE, Logansport, drowned Sunday afternoon in Nyona Lake.
The child was taken to the lake by his grandmother, Mrs. Joe LONER, Logansport.
Mrs. Loner told investigating officers that the child had been missing for 10 minutes when two girls, Pat ROLAND, 19, and Nancy WILLIS, 15, both of Logansport, who were swimming off Shafer's Park at the west edge of the lake, left the water and reported that they thought they had brushed a body while swimming.
Perry GIBSON, to whom the girls reported their suspicions, recovered the child's body near the end of the pier. Attempts to revive the child failed.
The drowning was the first this summer in Nyona Lake.

Gilson R. Norris
Gilson Raymond NORRIS, 65, died at 5:55 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital from a heart attack suffered Saturday night while he and his family were visiting at the home of his brother, Leo NORRIS, R.R. 3, Rochester.
Mr. Norris, who resided in Lawrence, Kan., had been here for the past 10 days and was preparing to return home when fatally stricken.
Born Oct. 13, 1888, in Union township, Marshall county, he had lived in Kansas for many years. His parents were Nelson and Sarah McCROSKEY NORRIS. On June 2, 1928, he was married to Blanche CHRISTENSON, who survives. Mr. Norris was occupied as an insurance agent in Lawrence.

Laura A. Sausaman
Mrs. Laura Ann SASAMAN, 80, Peru, sister of Mrs. Howard M. CALLOWAY, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Sunday morning at Dukes hospital after a one-week illness.
Mrs. Sasaman, widow of Daniel SAUSAMAN, was a lifelong resident of Peru. She was born April 4, 1874, the daughter of Joseph and Alma (HOOVER) RHODES.
Other survivors include a son, Chester E. [SAUSAMAN], Dunedin, Fla.; a brother, Fred [SAUSAMAN], Indianapolis; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. today.

Isaac J. Waltz
Last rites will be held Wednesday afternoon at South Bend for Isaac J. WALTZ, former Rochester resident, who died in St. Joseph hospital in South Bend Sunday morning at 9:25 o'clock.
The Rev. Quinton EVEREST of the Gospel Center church will conduct services at the Hollis funeral home in South Bend at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the cemetery at Fulton.
Mr. Waltz, who resided at 1242 East Belmont avenue in South Bend, had been ill for five months. He was born in Marshall county, Dec. 3, 1887, and moved to South Bend 13 years ago from Rochester. He was in the building contractor business.
In 1933 at Valparaiso, he was married to Florence MOLLENKOPF, who survives.
Other survivors are three children, Mrs. Charlotte SEVERNS, South Bend; Mrs. Virginia THOMPSON, Rochester, and Paul WALTZ, South Bend; five grandchildren; one brother, Ort WALTZ, Rochester; and one sister, Mrs. May DOUD, Peru.

Merlyn Trump
Merlyn TRUMP, 7 1/2-month-old son of Alan and Mary TRUMP who reside five miles east of Argos, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital from a ruptured intestine suffered a day earlier.
Born Jan. 14, 1954, the child also is survived by three brothers, Ronald, Harvey and Marion [TRUMP], all at home, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. TRUMP of Bremen.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church. The Rev. Harold I. FRAKER will be in charge, assisted by the Rev. Wayne TIPPY. Burial will be in Walnut Brethren church cemetery. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos.

Tuesday, August 31, 1954

Daniel Surface
Rites were scheduled at 9 a.m. today for Daniel SURFACE, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter SURFACE, Logansport, who drowned Sunday afternoon at Nyona Lake.
The boy is survived by his parents; three brothers, Michael, Paul and Tony [SURFACE]; four sisters, Mary, Rosella, Christine and Jacinta [SURFACE], all at home; and the grandparents, Mr.and Mrs. William LONER, Logansport.

Francis Kraus
Francis KRAUS, 23, South Bend, died at 1:35 p.m. Monday in Dukes hospital at Peru from injuries suffered when a car in which he was riding went out of control and crashed 2 1/2 miles south of Peru on U.S. 31 Sunday afternoon. The death of Kraus was the second resulting from the accident. The driver of the car, John REICHERT, 31, South Bend, died instantly.
Mr. Kraus was the husband of Virginia AUSTIN KRAUS, former teacher in Rochester high school. She left her position here two years ago, having served as dean of girls and commercial instructor.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Kraus served four years in the armed services.
Other survivors, besides the wife, are his mother, Marie KRAUS of Richmond, and grandmother, Mrs. William KRAUS, South Bend. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, September 1, 1954

John W. Jackson
John W. JACKSON, 77, retired Fulton farmer, died at12:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospial after a three-months' illness.
Mr. Jackson, who was a lifetime resident of the community, was born in Miami county on May 20, 1877, the son of James and Alice (WHEATLEY) JACKSON.
He was married in Fulton county on April 19, 1902, to Margaret Jane KENT.
Surviving are the widow, at home; a son, James [JACKSON], of Rochdester; a daughter, Mrs. Glenn PARMAN, of Fulton; and two grandchildren. One son, Russell [JACKSON], preceded him in death.
The Rev. Leonard FLETCHER will conduct services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton, and burial will be in Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.

Eva G. McGee
Eva Gertrude McGEE, 71, ofAthens, died at 5 a.m. today in the Woodlawn hospital after a five-weeks illness.
A Fulton county resident her entire life, Mrs. McGee was born June 13, 1883, to John and Flora MOORE. She was married in April, 1902, to Francis M. McGEE, who survives.
The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church of Athens.
Other survivors are three sons, Clifford [McGEE], Rochester; Gene Aaron [McGEE], and Floyd [McGEE], Disko; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred MOORE and Mrs. Bertha BEARD, both of Rochester; four brothers, Arthur MOORE, Huntington; Harley MOORE, Winamac; B. F. MOORE, South Bend, and D. M. MOORE, Peru; one sister, Mrs. Jenny RHINEHOLT, Winamac; sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The body rests at the Foster funeral home here. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Francis Kraus
Funeral services will be held Friday morning in the St. Andrews church in Richmond for Francis KRAUS of South Bend, who died in Peru Monday afternoon from injuries received in an auto mishap near that city Sunday.
Friends may call at the Stegall-Berheide-Orr funeral home in Richmond.
Mr. Kaus was the brother of the former Virginia AUSTIN, commercial teacher of Rochester high school until two years ago.

Thursday, September 2, 1954

Eva G. McGee
Funeral services for Eva Gertrude McGEE of Athens, who died early Wednesday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Athens E.U.B. church with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
The body is at the Foster funeral home here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Charles E. Nickles
Charles E. NICKLES, about 86, of Kewanna, died enroute to Woodlawn hospital today following a two-car accident two miles south of Kewanna on State Road 17 at 9:45 a.m.
Injured in the accident were Harold T. HICKLE, 23, and George BEST, 28, both of Kewanna and both employees of the Pennsylvania Railroad yards at Logansport.
Deputy Sheriff Dee HOLLOWAY, who investigated, said that Nickles, driving a 1936 Chevrolet coupe, was going west on the Star City road and pulled onto State Road 17.
Hickle, driving a 1952 Ford sedan, was traveling north on the state highway when the Nickles automobile drove directly into his path.
Deputy Holloway said that Hickle told him he was driving at approximately 60 miles an hour and could not stop. There were skid markes at the scene of the accident.
The Hickle atomobile came to a stop 164 feet 6 inches away from the point of impact after rolling over several times. It was estimatd a total loss.
Nickles' body was 44 feet 6 inches away from the point of impact and 38 feet north of where his automobile stopped.
Nickles was taken into Kewanna to a doctor's office, but the doctor was not there. An ambulance then brought Nickles to Woodlawn hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Hickle and Best, who were returning from their work, did not require hospitalization. Hickle suffered a cut beside his left eye, a bruised back, and a bruised right knee, and Best suffered a cut over his right ear and a bruised back.
Fulton county Coroner Dean K. STINSON fixed the cause of Nickles' death as a crushed chest and a probable franctured skull.

Lavina S. Royer
Mrs. Lavina S. ROYER, 75, died at 10:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth LUCKENBILL, from a heart ailment. She had been seriously ill for the past week.
A resident of the Akron community most of her life, Mrs. Royer was born Aug. 3, 1879, to Alfred and Mary SPERIA LANDIS. She was married in April, 1903, to Jesse ROYER, who died in 1935. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are three children, Mrs. Mary LUCKENBILL, Akron; Frank ROYER, Akron, and James ROYER, El Cagon, Cal.; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ida HELTZEL, and one brother, Chester LANDIS, both of Corning, Cal.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron, where friends may call.

Friday, September 3, 1954

Charles E. Nickles
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Evangelical United Brethren church at Grass Craak for Charles E. NICKLES, 88, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died Thursday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
The Rev. L. K. McKINLEY will officiate.
Nickles was thrown from his automobile when it was struck by a car driven by Harold T. HICKLE, 23, of Kewanna, at the intersection of State Road 17 and the Star City road at 9:45 a.m. Thursday.
Nickles drove into the path of the Hickle automobile, apparently without seeing it coming.
Hickle and a passenger, George BEST, 28, also of Kewanna, were injured in the accident but did not require hospitalization.
Nickles, a farmer, was born Aug. 28, 1866, in Wayne township. He was the son of Edwrd and Elizabeth (SMITH) NICKLES.
He was married Feb. 6, 1895, to Harriett HENDRICKSON, who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Dessie COGHLAN, Ardsley, N.Y., and Bertha [NICKLES], at home; two sons, Fred [NICKLES], Kewanna, and Howard C. [NICKLES] Muncie; a brother, Joseph [NICKLES], Argos, and seven grandchildren.
Brial will be in Grass Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna until one hour before the services.

Nora May Smith
Nora May SMITH, three-day-old daughter of Hugh and Mary Catherine HOFFMAN SMITH, died at an Indianapolis hospital Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.
The infant was born Aug. 31, in Parkview hospital, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Argos Methodist church, the Rev. Edward BOASE officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today.
Other survivors are one brother, Roger Lee [SMITH], 17 months; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover SMITH, Leiters Ford, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur ECKMAN, Culver.

Lavina S. Royer
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday for Mrs. Lavina S. ROYER, 75, who died Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth LUCKENBILL, Akron.
Rites will be conducted at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery, three miles east of Akron.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, September 4, 1954

Etta Blacketor
Etta BLACKETOR, who spent her life in the profession of a practical nurse, died at 8 a.m. today at the home of her sister, Mrs. John McKINNEY, three miles southwest of Rochester. She had been ill two weeks.
Miss Blacketor resided at 1012 Madison street, Rochester.
A resident of the Ebenezer neighborhood southwest of the city most of her life, Miss Blacketor was born in that community. Her parents were Abe and Harriet MILLER BLACKETOR.
She was a member of the Rochester Baptist Church.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Effie NEWCOMB and Mrs. Carrie McKINNEY; two brothers, Kline BLACKETOR and Joshua BLACKETOR, all of Rochester; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Rochester Baptist church with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman brothers funeral home this afternoon to the home of John McKINNEY, where friends may call.

Eva B. Smith
Mrs. Eva B. SMITH, 75, mother of Cranor SMITH of Rochester died Friday night in Peru at the home of her daughter, Mrs. V. G. MYERS. Mrs. Smith had been ill for the past four months.
Also surviving is another son, Harold E. SMITH of Logansport.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Chase funeral home chapel in Logansport. Burial will be made in that city.

Monday, September 6, 1954

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 7, 1954

Peter DeRUITER
Funeral services for Peter DeRUITER, 57, were held at 2 p.m. today at the Richland Center Methodist church. The Rev. Dale HAMILTON officiated and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. DeRuiter, a farmer of the Whippoorwill community northwest of this city, died at his home at 5 p.m. Saturday following six years' illness. He had been a resident of Fulton county for 10 years, coming here from Elwood, Ill.
He was born Dec. 17, 1896, in South Holland, Ill., to Arie and Jane RIETVELD DeRUITER. On June 21, 1922, he was married to Carrie VERNEULEN at Roseland, Ill. Mr. DeRuiter was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. of Richland Center.
Survivors are a son, Orlen Don [DeRUITER], at home; four sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Jane IPPEL, Mrs. Ann HINKLEY, Harvey, Ill.; Mrs. Mary VELD, South Holland, Ill.; Mrs. Hannah TRUMP, Manhattan, Ill.; Harry and Cornelius [DeRUITER], Harvey, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Minnia RIUKAS, preceded him in death.

Ort Waltz
Final rites for Ort WALTZ, 71, 218 West 11th street, this city, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Rochester Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Waltz died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Aug. 31. He had been ill for a year and a half from a heart ailment.
A realtor, he was a member of the Rochester Kiwanis Club and the Fulton County Board of Realtors. Most of his life had been spent in Fulton county and for the past 15 years he had resided in Rochester.
Ort, son of Aaron A. and Ermina (BUSSERT) WALTZ was born April 14, 1883 in Burket. On Feb. 28, 1905, he was married to Edith McDOWELL.
Surviving are his wife, at home; three sons, Robert [WALTZ], Rochester; Merrill [WALTZ], Fulton, and Loren [WALTZ], Bremen; a daughter, Mrs. Harrison HALTERMAN this city; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Alvin DOUD, Peru, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Jay WALTZ, preceded him in death a week ago.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Vida A. Barger
Funeral services for Mrs. Vida A. BARGER, 91, 301 North Fulton avenue, this city, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. A. M. MELLANER of South Bend will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Barger died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at her residence. She had been seriously ill for the past month.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county she was born June 21, 1863, the daughter of Isaac and Rebecca HIATT. She was married to George Frank BARGER on Feb. 18, 1886. He preceded her in death over 50 years ago. Mr. Barger was a funeral director in Kewanna for several years.
Mrs. Barger was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. The only survivors are several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home.

Wednesday, September 8, 1954

George Pollock
Word was received by telegram today of the death of George POLLOCK at his home in Glasgow, Scotland, around noon Tuesday. He had been ill the past three months.
Mr. Pollock's two daughers, Mrs. Robert DeBRULER and Tillie POLLOCK, reside in Rochester. His wife returned to Scotland in July to rejoin her husband after spending three months here visiting her daughters.

Thursday, September 9, 1954

[no obits]

Friday, September 9, 1954

Frank Gordon
Frank GORDON, 78, retired farmer, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at his home, 429 West Fourth street. He had been ill since January 1953, from diabetes. For over two score years he had resided in the Antioch neighborhood southwest of this city.
He was born Sept. 23, 1875, near Fletcher's Lake to S. V. and Diadema (DeWEESE) GORDON. On Feb. 28, 1903, he was married to Sophia TETZLAFF. Mr. Gordon was a member of the Antioch E.U.B. church. He had resided in Rochester since November, 1952.
Surviving besides the widow are four sons: Arthur and Lester [GORDON], Rochester; Carl [GORDON], South Bend; Howard [GORDON], Peru; four daughters, Mrs. Ida SHAFER and Mrs. Josephine WARNER, of this city; Mrs. Mabel UMBAUGH and Mrs. Pauline CRANMER, both of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Pearl KEIM, Fulton; three brothers, Eugene and John [GORDON] this city; Lyman [GORDON], Plymouth; fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Guy R. CHAMPLIN of Hibbard officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

LaVierre C. Wagner
LaVierre Calvin WAGNER, 27, farmer of Mentone and Korean war veteran, committed suicide shortly after noon Thursday at the home of his estranged wife, Iva WAGNER, at Akron.
Wagner shot himself through the heart with a .38 calibre revolver.
Mrs. Wagner had filed for divorce from Wagner in Fulton circuit court Tuesday and Sheriff Carl LATTA of Kosciusko count had served a restrainng order on Wagner less than 24 hours before the tragedy.
Wagner apparently entred his wife's home shortly after she had gone to work Thursday morning as a bookkeeper in an Akron service station.
Mrs. Wagner returned home at noon for lunch. As she entered the house she met Max LECKRONE, a bottled gas salesman, and conversed with him several moments.
Mrs. Wagner heard a noise at the rear of the house and, thinking that Leckrone was returning, went to the back door. Not seeing anyone through the screen, she turned around and came face to face with Wagner.
Mrs. Wagner told Sherif Laurence NORRIS, she investigated, that Wagner looked so wild that he frightened her and she turned and fled through the back door.
She ran across a garden to the home of a neighbor, Mrs. Fred ROE, and called her attorney in Rochester, who in turn called Sheriff Norris. He sped to the Wagner home and found Wagner's body on the living room floor.
Wagner was on his back with his arms outstretched. The suicide weapon, a .38 calibre Smith and Wesson revolver, was near his right hand.
Fulton County Coroner Dean K. STINSON was called, and he returned a verdict of death through a self-inflicted bullet wound.
Wagner was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin E. WAGNER, Mentone. He ws born May 22, 1927, at Bourbon.
The Wagner family later moved to Mentone, where Wagner graduated from high school in 1945.
Wagner was called into sevice on Sept. 8, 1950, shortly after the outbreak of Korean hostilities, and was made a member of the Second Infantry Division.
He served in Korea for 11 months, participating in the battle of Heartbreak Ridge.
Wagner was returned to the United States in February, 1952, and was married to the former Iva Van DORN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Van DORN, R.R. 2, Akron, shortly before his discharge from the Army in June, 1952.
He was a member of the Warsaw Baptist church.
Wagner is survived by the widow and six brothers, among others.
The body was taken to the Johns Funeral Home at Mentone. Funeral services are incomplete.

Saturday, September 11, 1954

Amanda Mosher
Mrs. Amanda Belle MOSHER, 69, died at 7:45 a.m. today at her home, 210 North Jefferson street, this city. She suffered a coronary embolism at midnight Friday. Although she had been in failing health for the past few years, her condition had not been regarded as serious. The Moshers had resided in Rochester since 1933, moving here from Leiters Ford.
[Amanda] Belle [HIATT], daughter of John H. and Mary (PTONEY) HIATT, was born Nov. 19, 1884, at Aldine, Ind. She was married to Ora L. MOSHER on Jan. 20, 1904, at Aldine. Mrs. Mosher was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the W.S.C.S. and the W.C.T.U.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Howard [MOSHER] of Chicago and Nelson [MOSHER], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth KOEHLER of Valparaiso and Mrs. Cleo WILLENBERG of Hammond; a brother, Charles R. HIATT of Knox; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A son, Robert [MOSHER], preceded her in death in childhood.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Leitrs Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

LaVierre Wagner
Services have been set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mentone Methodist church for LaVierre Calvin WAGNER, 27, Korean veteran and Mentone farmer who shot himself early Thursday afternoon in Akron.
The Rev. David P. GOSSER will conduct the rites.
Surviving are the widow, Iva WAGNER, Akron; Wagner's parets, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin E. WAGNER, Mentone; five brothers, Ivo [WAGNER], Young America; Ernest [WAGNER], Fort Wayne; Myrl [WAGNER], Burket; and Mervin and Ervin [WAGNER], Mentone; and five sisters, Mrs. Lora VANDERMARK and Mrs. Fred KING, both of Mentone; Mrs. Dorothy JACKS, Michigan City; Mrs. Annabelle BARNHART, New Haven, and Mrs. Ruth WARREN, Elkhart.
The body is at the Johns Funeral home in Mentone where friends may call until 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 13, 1954

Charles H. Eiler
Charles H. EILER, 77, 316 Jefferson street, this city, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday at a Logansport hospital after a lengthy illness. He had been in a critical condition for the past week.
He was born on Dec. 4, 1876, in the Mt. Zion community southeast of Rochester, the son of Jacob and Martha A. (PAXTON) EILER. On Sept. 2, 1905, he was married to Lulu B. HOHRABAUGH.
A pharmacist, he owned and operated a drug store in Flora until 1921. He came to Rochester from Indianapolis in 1929. Mr. Eiler was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church and the Knights of Pythias at Flora.
Survivors are the widow, of this city; one son, Charles B. EILER and a daughter, Mrs. Robert HITTLE, both of Indianapolis, and two grandchildren, Mrs. John YAO of New York City and James HITTLE of Indianapolis. A brother, Ralph [EILER], preceded him in death in 1945.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald DECKER in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles H. Gregory
Charles H. GREGORY, 76, 109 Indiana avenue, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital from a fractured skull suffered Saturday afternoon when he stepped into the side of an automobile at the intersection of Fourth street and Indiana avenue.
The accident occured at 1:40 p.m. Saturday when Mr. Gregory, walking north on Indiana avenue, stepped into the right front fender of a 1941 Plymouth driven by Richard McKEE, 29, R.R. 3, Rochester.
McKee told Police Chief Porter RHODES, who investigated, that he was driving east on Fourth street and had slowed his automobile down to a speed of between 10 and 15 miles an hour to wait on two trucks at the intersection.
Mr. Gregory stepped off the curb, directly into the side of the McKee automobile. He was thrown against the windshield of the vehicle.
Final rites will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. James KIMSEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. Gregory, who spent his entire life in Rochester and the surrounding area, was born here April 26, 1878, the son of Richard and Judy (FERGUSON) GREGORY. He was married in 1901 to the former Charlotte OLDFATHER, who preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 1953.
Surviving are two sons, Omer [GREGORY], with whom Mr. Gregory resided, and Harry [GREGORY], South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Alma OLINGER, Rochester; ten grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Helen Outcelt
Mrs. Helen HOUSE OUTCELT, 40, one of Indiana's most prominent airplane pilots and instructors, died at 5 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Outcelt suffered a hemorrhage at 11 p.m. Sunday and was rushed to the hospital. Coroner Dean K. STINSON said death was due to an embolism of the lung.
Her husband, Wayne OUTCELT, was not informed of her death until around noon today. A commercial pilot, Outcelt had flown Bryce BURTON, local contractor, to northerin Michigan over the week end. Burton was contacted early today and informed of Mrs. Outcelt's death. He was instructed not to tell Wayne the tragic news until they arrived at the Rochester airport.
Mrs. Outcelt was one of the pioneer women pilots in Indiana. She received her instruction from Rudy VANDEVEER, of the South Bend airport, in 1933 and upon getting her license she and her father, the late Walter S. HOUSE, leased the airport from the City of Rochester in 1934. Later the lease was made to Helen and her husband.
The local aviatrix was an officer in the Indiana Civil Air Patrol and was one of the first women in the state to be issued a commercial pilot's license. For the past several years she and her husband conducted a pilot instruction school as well as maintaining a flying service for businessmen and others of northern Indiana.
Helen, daughter of Walter S. and Goldie MILLER HOUSE, was born June 29, 1914, at Rochester. Mrs. Outcelt was a member of the Rochester O.E.S., the C.A.P. and 99'ers of the Women's Pilot Association.
Survivors are her husband; her mother, Mrs. Walter S. HOUSE, and one brother, Edgar HOUSE, all of R.R. 2, Rochester; one sister Mrs. Elsie MILLER of San Diego, Cal.; a niece, Mrs. Glen VADER of Oregon and a nephew, Jack MILLER of San Diego. Her father, Walter House preceded in death on Aug. 2 from a heart attack.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Cecil E. Jones
Paula Jean MILLER, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul MILLER, Macy, and Rutherford F. BRANT, of R.R.1, Camden, today were listed as "critical" at Dukes hospital, Peru, following a two-car head-on collision Sunday night one and one-half miles west of Mexico.
Cecil Everett JONES, 47, R.R. 3, Logansport, driver of one of the automobiles, was killed instantly in the wreck.
Miller, 28, driver of the other car, today was listed as "serious," while Nada MILLER, 28, his wife, was listed as "fair."
The Millers' other daughter, Barbara [MILLER], six, was listed as "good."
Mrs. Geneva JONES, 46, Jones' widow, is reported in fair condition, as is Brant's wife, Mrs. Mary Louise BRANT, 39.

Paul E. Gearhart
Graveside services were held for Paul E. GEARHART, three-day-old son of Harold and Bonnie (MOYER) GEARHART, 1009 Jackson boulevard, at 10 a.m. today at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Dr. Claude YOUNG officiated.
The infant, who was born Wednesday, died at Woodlawn hospital at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Survivors are the parents and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank GEARHART, of Akron.

Tuesday, September 14, 1954

Helen Outcelt
Final rites for Mrs. Helen OUTCELT, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died Monday morning at Woodlawn hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Rochester Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Clarence E. Welty
Funeral services for Clarence E. WELTY, 50, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died at 11 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Leiter funeral home, Flora, the Rev. Jack YARIAN will officiate and the Masonic lodge of Young America, will conduct its rites.
Mr. Welty was born in Howard county on Jan. 3, 1904, to Carry L. and Grace JUSTICE WELTY. His marriage was to Nellie Mae ROBERTS, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Gloria SPENCER, of this city; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lois PALMER, Reseda, Cal., and a sister, Mrs. Margaret LEACH, Kokomo.
He was a member of Methodist church and the Masonic Order of Young America.

Joseph S. Martin
Joseph S. MARTIN, 56, manager of the Presbyterian Camp "Kosciusko" at Winona Lake, died Sunday of a heart seizure at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George FRUSHOUR of Anniston, Ala.
He had been manager of the camp for the past three years. Prior to that time he was engaged in the lumber business in Lucerne and South Bend. Mr. Martin was a member of the Warsaw Presbyterian church, the Royal Center F. & A.M. lodge and the Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne.
Survivors are his wife, of Warsaw; two sons, James M. [MARTIN], of Logansport, and John H. [MARTIN], of LaPorte and three daughters.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Warsaw Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery, Warsaw.
Friends may call at the Bilby-McHatton funeral home, Warsaw.

Wednesday, September 15, 1954

Paula Jane Miller
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today in the PLeasant Hill Methodist church, near Peru, for Paula Jane MILLER, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul MILLER, Macy, who died Monday night of injuries suffered in a head-on collision Sunday. She was the second victim of the crash.
The Rev. Jack PAVEY officiated and burial was in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
Paula Jane was born in Peu Oct. 4, 1949. Surviving are the parents, a sister, Barbara [MILLER], the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer MILLER and Mrs. and Mrs. Leorie WARNER, all of near Macy; and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Margie WILSON, a patient at Dukes hospital, Peru.
Cecil E. JONES, 47, R.R. 3, Logansport, driver of one of the automobiles involved in the fatal accident, was killed instantly. Six others, including Paula Jane's parents and sister, were injured seriosly.
Condition of Rutherford BRANT, 49, Camden, today was listed as "poor" by the special nurse on duty at his bedside in Dukes hospital. He suffered face and head cuts and concussion.
Mrs. Geneva JONES, Jones' widow, and Mrs. Mary Louise BRANT, 39, Brant's wife, were listed as "fairly good."
Mr. and Mrs. Miller also were listed as "fairly good," while Barbara's condition was "good."
The accident occurred at a county road intersection as the Millers were returning from a picnic.

David Damas
Mrs. Fay DAMAS has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, David DAMAS, 69, Algoma, Wis., which occurred Tuesday morning in a Green Bay hospital. He had been in ill health for several months from a heart ailment. The deceased was a brother of the late John DAMAS, this city.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Algoma.

Thursday, September 16, 1954

Iden D. Redman
Iden D. REDMAN, 76, 728 South Fulton street, South Bend, was found dead in his home this morning by neighbors. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past two years. A former resident of Argos, he had resided in South Bend for eight years.
He was born Sept. 7, 1878, at Argos to Joseph and Melissa REDMAN. His wife, the former Mina WOODARD, preceded him in death in 1952. Mr. Redman, a retired farmer, was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are a son, Russell REDMAN, South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Buelah MORGAN of Bourgon and Mrs. Lillian BUCKINGHAM of Ann Arbor, Mich.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Wayne E. TIPPY will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, September 17, 1954 to Saturday, September 18, 1954

[no obits]

Monday, September 20, 1954

Annebell Bassler
Final rites for Miss Annabell BASSLER, 26, who died Saturday afternoon at her home five miles east of Fulton, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Metea Baptist church. The Rev. Harry REA will officiate and burial will be in the Metea cemetery.
She was born on Dec. 19, 1927, near New Waverly to Eddie and Rena (LONG) BASSLER. Annabell attended the New Waverly and Fulton schools.
Survivors are her parents and two sisters, Mrs. Deloris THARP of Rochester and Mrs. Cleo HARTMAN of Ligonier.
The body was removed from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

Tuesday, September 21, 1954 to Thursday, September 23, 1954

[no obits]

Friday, September 24, 1954

Mrs. Louisa E. Jackson
Mrs. Louisa E. JACKSON, 83, died at 4:20 a.m. today at her home west of Richland Center on R.R. 3, Rochester. She suffered a stroke a week ago and failed to rally. Mrs. Jackson had been in failing health for the past five years.
She died in the home where she was born, on April 13, 1871. All of her life had been spent in Richland township with the exception of eight years. Her parents were Jesse L. and Louisa MARTINDALE. On April 13, 1899, she was married to Mark JACKSON.
Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church and for several years taught school in that township.
Surviving are her husband, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Genevieve WEIR, R.R. 3, Rochester, and five nieces. Several brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m CST Sunday at the Richland Center Methodist church with Rev. Dale HAMILTON officiating. Burial will be in the adjacent I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until 3 p.m. Saturday at which time the body will be taken to the residence to lie in state.

Saturday, September 25, 1954

[no obits]

Monday, September 27, 1954

Charles Feece
Charles FEECE, 81, 410 East Bowman street, South Bend, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the Lerch Nursing Home, that city. He had been seriously ill for the past two years. A former resident of Fulton, he had resided in South Bend for three years.
He was born May 6, 1873, at Fulton. His wife, Eve FEECE, preceded him in death 10 years ago. Mr. Feece was a retired carpenter.
Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Ray SEIFER and Leonard FEECE, both of South Bend; Mrs. Martha WALLACE, Lakeville; stepchildren, Mrs. Mae BERRYMAN, South Bend; Leo TROWBRIDGE, Lakeville; one sister, Mrs. Daisy SLONAKER, Rochester; five brothers, Wesley FEECE, Winamac; Wilbur FEECE, Rochester; Roland FEECE, Valparaiso; Ezra FEECE, Plymouth; James FEECE, Aurora, Ill.; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Wednesday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. H. L. ADAMS will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Hollis funeral home, Riverpark section of South Bend, until Wednesday morning.

Charles Leedy
Relatives today received word of the death of Charles LEEDY, former Tiosa farmer, which occurred at his home in Venice, Fla., at 6:30 a.m. today.
The body is due to arrive at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, Thursday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, September 28, 1954

Charles Leedy
The funeral arrangements and obituary for the late Charles LEEDY, of Tiosa, will be announced Wednesday. Mr. Leedy died early Monday at his home in Venice, Fla. The body is en route to the Grossman funeral home, Argos.

Charles Yankee
Charles YANKEE, 81, former farmer of the Fulton and Twelve Mile communities, died at 8:30 a.m. today in a nursing home at Galveston, Ind.
The body rests at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. Funeral arrangements will be carried in Wednesday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, September 29, 1954

Charles Leedy
Funeral services for Charles LEEDY, 80, who died in Memorial Hospital, Venice, Fla., Monday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brethren church in Tiosa. The Rev. Wayne SWIHART will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Leedy, a retired farmer, had been seriously ill for nine months. He moved to Englewood, Fla., two years ago.
He was born Dec. 30, 1873, in Fulton county to Menassa and Margaret LEEDY. On Dec. 5, 1898, he was married to Nora MECHLING who died Feb. 25, 1944. His second wife, Edna KEBERT, to whom he was wed in June, 1946, preceded him in death in 1948. Mr. Leedy was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Survivors are one son, Oran LEEDY, R.R. 5, Rochester; a brother, Bert LEEDY, R.R. 5; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ora LEMMERT, Englewood, Fla.; a stepson, Ted KEBERT, California; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, from noon Thursday until noon Friday at which time it will be taken to the church.

Charles Yankee
Charles YANKEE, 84, a former resident of the Twelve Mile and Fulton communities, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in a nursing home at Galveston.
He was born at Dayton O., June 10, 1870, to Charles and Mary (FUNK) YANKEE and was married Dec. 29, 1892 to Lydia VANATA. She died on April 10, 1937. Mr. Yankee was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are five sons and two daughters: Riley [YANKEE], Osceola; Jesse and Ray [YANKEE], South Bend; Gilbert [YANKEE], Niles, Mich.; Gale [YANKEE], Hawthorne, Cal.; Mrs. Grace MILLER, South Bend; Mrs. Alberta BECKER, Kokomo. Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mollie VANATA, South Bend.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Donald ABBEY will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Carmel cemetery, Twelve Mile.

Eva Lantz
Eva LANTZ, 58, of near Akron died at 11:45 a.m. today after a five years illness. Miss Lantz, who had been blind since she was 19 had resided in Henry township for practically all of her life.
She was born Feb. 3, 1896 in Miami county to Joseph and Ida MERLEY LANTZ. She was a member of the Brethren church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors are six brothers: Ernest [LANTZ], Akron; Ira [LANTZ], of Kansas; John and Joe [LANTZ], of near Akron, for whom she kept house; Willis [LANTZ], Fort Wayne and Herbert [LANTZ], Peru, and one sister, Emma GEIGER, Bakersfield, Cal.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, September 30, 1954

Eva Lantz
Funeral services for Miss Eva LANTZ, who died Wednesday morning at her home near Akron, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home. Rev. Claude FAWNS of the Akron Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at he funeral home.

Friday, October 1, 1954

[no obits]

Saturday, October 2, 1954

John Bumbarger
John BUMBARGER, 70, retired farmer of the Burton community, died at 10 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Nursing Home. He had been seriously ill for the past two months.
He was born March 11, 1884, and had been a resident of Fulton county practically all his life.
A sister, Mrs. Ivan HARLOW, Zion, Ill., and several cousins survive.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Foster funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, October 4, 1954

Florence E. White
Mrs. Florence E. WHITE, 84, died at 2 p.m. Saturday at her home four-and-a-half miles north of Akron. She had been a resident of the Akron community her entire life.
She was born Dec. 26, 1869, to William W. and Delilah (JUDD) BALLENGER. In 1893, she was wed to Charles F. WHITE, who preceded her in death in 1942. Mrs. White was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God.
Surviving are three sons, Andrew W., Fletcher W. and Charles [WHITE], all of near Akron; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. An infant daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Olive Bethel church with Rev. Carter CUMMINS, assisted by Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the Charles White residence, north of Akron, after 3 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of the services.

Daniel M. Hart
Daniel Miller HART, 91, retired farmer, died at 3:10 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Don MERLEY, R.R. 1, Macy. He had been seriously ill for seven weeks. He had been a resident of Miami county since 1936.
Mr. Hart was born Sept. 23, 1863, at Beaver Dam to John and Nancy HART. On March 8, 1884, he was married to Martha WILEY, who died in 1930. He was a member of the United Brethren church of Fulton.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joe HUNNESHAGEN, Woodward, Okla., and Mrs. Don MERLEY, near Macy; two sons, Ned HART, Rochester, and E. R. HART, South Bend; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Two children, Asa HART and Mrs. J. WALTZ preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Donald DECKER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock today.

Mattie E. Crall
Mrs. Mattie Estella CRALL, 79, 213 Pontiac street, died at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Yocum Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the past year. Mrs. Crall had resided in Rochester for six years moving here from Henry township.
She was born Sept. 24, 1875, in Fulton county to Mr. and Mrs. Charles DUNHAM. Her husband, Simon CRALL, preceded her in death in 1946. She was a member of the Olive Bethel church in Henry township.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Emma SHEPHERD of Boise, Ida., and Mrs. Ida RICHMOND of Kansas City, Mo..; a brother, A. L. DUNHAM, Clovis, N.M.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Marie REEK, Rochester, Minn., and a stepson, Estil CRALL, Mentone.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Arthur E. CARPENTER of the First Assembly of God officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 5, 1954

Warren W. Nichols
Funeral services for Warren W. NICHOLS, 59, who died suddenly at Kalamazoo, Mich., Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. The Masonic rites will be administered. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Nichols, who was born in Kewanna July 16, 1895, left there a number of years ago to live in Kentland. Later he moved to Michigan where he was an automobile dealer for several years. He was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic lodge and the O.E.S. of Kentland.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph WENHAM, Kalamazoo; a son, Fred NICHOLS, Indianapolis; his mother, Mrs. Alta NICHOLS, Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl RITTER, Kalamazoo, and Mrs. Jesse ZUCK, Kewanna, and six grandchildren.

Elizabeth Banks
Final rites for Mrs. Elizabeth BANKS, 65, formerly of Kokomo, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Congregational church, Prairiesville, Ind. Mrs. Banks, who is a sister of Mrs. Frank McREYNOLDS of this city, died Saturday at the home of her son, Richard [BANKS], in New Haven, Conn.
A former resident of Kokomo, she was a professional singer and actress known as Betty BANKS. She toured with Chautauqua troups and played minor roles in movies before her retirement in the 1930s. She is survived by the son, three sisters, three brothers, and four grandchildren.

Wednesday, October 6, 1954

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Thursday, October 7, 1954

Flo C. Good
Mrs. Flo C. (WOOD) FENSTERMACHER GOOD, 82, of 229 West South street, this city, died at 12:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for four weeks. She had been in failing health for the past several years. Her entire life was spent in Rochester and community.
The daughter of William H. and Clarissa A. (McQUERN) WOOD, she was born Feb. 2, 1872, on a farm five miles east of Rochester. In 1892, she was married to Al M. FENSTERMACHER. He died in 1934. Her second marriage was to I. N. GOOD in 1938. He preceded her in death in 1946. Mrs. Good was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors are a sister Mrs. Charles DAY, Rochester, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A son, Max FENSTERMACHER, died in 1915. A sister, Mrs. Norene HEIGHWAY, and two brothers, Charles E. [WOOD] and J. A. WOOD, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Her nephew, the Rev. Leroy V. GARNER of Walkerton, and the Rev. Donald DECKER of the Rochester Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock today.

Friday, October 8, 1954

George W. Cragun
Funeral services for George W. CRAGUN, 72, who died Thursday at his home at Lake Bruce, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Community church. The Rev. George CRANE of Rochester will officiate and burial will be in a Kokomo cemetery. Mr. Cragun had been in failing health for several months.
He was born in Logansport on March 11, 1882. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Joshua CRAGUN. Mr. Cragun had resided in the Lake Bruce community since 1948, moving there from Kokomo.
Survivors are his wife, Mary SNYDER CRAGUN, and several nieces and nephews.

Saturday, October 9, 1954

Viola L. Carpenter
Mrs. Viola L. CARPENTER, 77, who resided on Monticello road in northwest Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Friday. She had been seriously ill for the past five months. Mrs. Carpenter and her husband moved to Rochester nine years ago from the Santa Anna community, southwest of Argos.
She was born Nov. 11, 1876, in Illinois and came to Indiana as a child. Her parents were Noah and Eudora STAYTON. She was married to Leslie B. CARPENTER on March 12, 1895.
Survivors are her hsband, of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma SCHALL, Monterey; Mrs. Nellie HUNTER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Trella HARTMAN, Concord, Cal.; three sons, Nicholas [CARPENTER], R.R. 1, Culver; Leslie E. [CARPENTER], R.R. 3, Rochester, and Arthur [CARPENTER], R.R. 3, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie McGRIFF, near Argos, and Mrs. Della ASPER, Mishawaka; three brothers, Irwin [STAYTON], Mishawaka; Harley [STAYTON], South Bend, and Jesse [STAYTON], R.R. 3, Rochester; thirty grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Santa Anna Methodist church, with the Rev. Arthur E. CARPENTER, assisted by the Rev. Thomas J. LUKE, South Bend, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 7 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Sunday when the body will be taken to the Carpenter residence. It will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

James A. Powell
Final rites for James Arthur POWELL, 80, who died Thursday at his home at Nyona Lake will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bilby-McHatton funeral home in Warsaw. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.
Mr. Powell was born Dec. 23, 1873, in Rensselaer to James and Mary (PRICE) POWELL. He resided at Claypool for 18 years and was formerly caretaker of the Yellow Creek Lake Campgrounds. He had resided at Lake Nyona for four years.
In 1902, he was married to Mary POTTS at Rensselaer. He was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors are his wife at home; two sons, the Rev. Lloyd POWELL, of this city, and Wade POWELL of Claypool; three grandchildren; a brother, Fred POWELL of Pierceton and a sister, Mrs. Emma MARKIN of Rensselaer.

Monday, October 11, 1954

Phyllis L. Stone
Mrs. Phyllis L. STONE, 34, Akron, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of her brother, Henry HARTMAN, in that city. Death was caused by a heart seizure. She had been in ill health for several months. Mrs. Stone had been a resident of Akron for a year, moving there from Austin, Ind.
She was born April 3, 1920, at Sugar Grove, Ill., to Calvin and Maple (MOORE) HARTMAN. In January, 1944, she was married to William STONE.
Surviving are her husband; her mother, three brothers, Henry Keller and Gail [HARTMAN], all of Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Harry V. Hill
Harry V. HILL, 67, 525 Madison street, this city, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the Logansport hospital where he had been a patient since last Wednesday. He had been in failing health for the past two years.
Mr. Hill came to Rochester eight years ago from Bethlehem township, Cass county. He was a former employee of the Rochester City Water Department, retiring in 1952.
A native of Cass county, he was born July 15, 1887, in Bethlehem township to Israel and Martha (GORDON) HILL. On Feb. 11, 1908, he was married to Glenn POWELL, also of Bethlehem township. For a number of years Mr. Hill engaged in farming in Cass county. He was a member of the Knighs of Pythias lodge of Fulton.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two sons, Roy and Robert D. HILL, both of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Wilma SNYDER of Logansport; a brother, John HILL of Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Cora BENNETT of Logansport; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and nine nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Metea Baptist cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clyde Emmons
Clyde EMMONS, 74, well-known barber of Logansport, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the St. Joseph Hospital in that city following a lengthy illness.
A native of Fulton county, he was born at Talma on May 26, 1880. His parents were George and Sarah (BRUM) EMMONS. He was a member of the Ninth Street Christian church of Logansport.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine [EMMONS], at home; a son, Paul [EMMONS], Buffalo, N.Y.; four brothers, Glen [EMMONS] of Talma; Grover [EMMONS] of Logansport; Vernie [EMMONS] of Ocean View, Va., and Ray [EMMONS] of New Carlisle, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Faye LONG of Talma; Mrs. Perry SAYGER of Logansport, and Mrs. Letha SHANKS of Tyner and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kroeger funeral home, Logansport. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport.

Tuesday, October 12, 1954

Charles E. Towne
Charles E. TOWNE, 70, well-known farmer of R.R. 5, Rochester, died at Woodlawn hospital at 3 a.m. today. He had been seriously ill for the past five weeks. His entire life was lived in Fulton county.
He was born April 3, 1884, to Cyrus Dade and Elizabeth (PERSONETTE) TOWNE. On March 12, 1910, he was married to Ollie ROGERS. Mr. Towne was a member of the Sand Hill church.
Survivors are his wife, and a son, Otis [TOWNE], both of R.R. 5; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred SMITH of Akron and Mrs. Betty ROSE of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Dora ANDREWS of Tipton and Mrs. Lillie FLETCHER of South Bend; a brother, Fred [TOWNE], Hammond, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. James FITZHUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, October 13, 1954

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Thursday, October 14, 1954

Louise B. Nichols
Mrs. Harry [Louise B.] NICHOLS, 58, died Tuesday of a heart seizure at her home in Karns City, Texas. The Nicholses resided in Rochester from 1942 to 1947 and then moved to Texas. Mrs. Nichols was born Sept. 6, 1896 in Manchester, O.
Survivors are her husband, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ben GALINDO of Macy, and Mrs. Paul HURTIG, R.R. 3, Rochester; a brother, Nielon HAMER, of Chicago; two half-brothers, Fred and Edward HAMER, both of Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.
The body is being returned to the Foster funeral home, this city. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Rosemary Sue Andrews
Prayer services for Rosemary Sue [ANDREWS], stillborn daughter of Thomas and Rosemary ANDREWS of Argos, were held at 3 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Wayne E. TIPPEY officiated.
The infant was born at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kelly clinic at Argos.
Survivors are the parents; a sister, Sheryl [ANDREWS]; three brothers, Michael, James and Thomas [ANDREWS] and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra THOMAS of Hamlet and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ANDREWS, Sr., of Argos.

Edith Eash
Mrs. Edith EASH, 67, of route 5, Rochester, died at Woodlawn hospital at 9 a.m. today. She had been seriously ill for the past week. She had resided in this county throughout her entire life.
She was born Sept. 24, 1887, to Fred and Carolina MILLER and was married to James Edward EASH on July 20, 1907. Mrs. Eash was a member of the Sand Hill church.
Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Edna and Martha [EASH] at home; four brothers, William MILLER of this city; Fred MILLER of Argos; Harvey and Charles MILLER of Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Orval SLIFE of Burket; Mrs. John FENSTERMAKER of Mentone and Mrs. Fred REED of Huntington, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemeter.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, October 15, 1954 to Saturday, October 16, 1954

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Monday, October 18, 1954

Grace Black
Mrs. Grace Cecelia BLACK, 69, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at her home at 12:30 p.m. Sunday following two weeks' illness. She had been a resident of Miami, Fulton and Cass counties practically all her life.
She was born April 8, 1885, at Hoopston, Ill., to Eugene and Julia (MARTIN) LAREAU. She was married thrice, first to David HERBERT in 1904, who died in 1908; her second marriage was to John ENGLISH in 1914 and he preceded her in death in 1937; in 1945 she was wed to Orvee BLACK. Mrs. Black was a member of the Bunker Hill Baptist church.
Surviving are the husband at home; two children, Mrs. Joseph SONAFRANK, Peru, and John ENGLISH, Logansport; a brother, Martin LAREAU of Las Animas, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Joseph GIBBS of Macy; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Brethren church, Mexico. The Rev. Harley FISHER and the Rev. Paul WEAVER will officiate and burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru, until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Minnie A. Eber
Mrs. Minnie A. EBER, 72, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday at the home of her son, Paul EBER, near Fulton. She had been ill for the past two years. Practically all her life was lived in Fulton county.
She was born Oct. 30, 1881, in Miami county. Her parents were Samuel H. DAWALD and Sarah A. (ZARTMAN) DAWALD. On March 24, 1901, she was married to Charles A. EBER, who died March 8, 1952.
Surviving are three sons, John and Paul [EBER], Rochester; and Carl [EBER], Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepson, Vern A. EBER, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; a sister, Viola COFFING, Fulton; three brothers, Benjamin and Lyman DAWALD of Fulton, and John DAWALD of Rochester.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Baptist church. The Rev. R. H. TURNER will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. The body will be taken from the Ditmire chapel to the Paul Eber home Tuesday morning. Friends may call at the residence.

Tuesday, October 19, 1954

Harry C. Nichols
The Foster funeral home was notified today that the body of Harry [C.] NICHOLS, 60, who died at a hospital in Karnes City, Texas, will arrive here Thursday evening.
Mr. Nichols' death followed that of his wife, Louise [B. NICHOLS], only last Tuesday evening. His death was caused by a heart attack.
The Nicholses, former residents of this city, moved to Texas a number of years ago where they operated a motel until their retirement.
Mr. Nichols was a former auto race driver in the mid-west.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. Nichols are incomplete.

Wednesday, October 20, 1954

[no obits]

Thursday, October 21, 1954

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Friday, October 22, 1954

Harry C. Nichols
Funeral services for Harry [C.] NICHOLS, former resident of this city, who died last Sarurday at Karns City, Texas, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. L. E. POWELL will officiate.
Double committal burial services will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. His wife preceded him in death by four days. Original plans were for her burial to be made in Chicago, but since his death burial in the I.O.O.F. was decided upon.

Saturday, October 23, 1954

George C. Davidson
Monticello, Ind.--Funeral services for George C. DAVIDSON, 58, brother of Mrs. Ernest SWANSON of Rochester, will be conducted Sunday at Idaville Church of God. He died Thursday.
The American Legion and FVW will conduct graveside services for the former Idavaille postmaster and feed mill operator.
Survivors include the widow, four sons, five grandchildren, Mrs. Swanson and four stepsisters.

Charles Slifer
Charles SLIFER, 78, a former resident of the Macy and Mt. Zion communities, died Friday morning at his home in Detroit.
His is survived by the wife, Emma [SLIFER]; four sons, Cleo [SLIFER] of Buffalo, Wyo.; Vaughn and Clement [SLIFER], both of California, and Everett [SLIFER] of Detroit; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon.

Vernie Wolf
Final rites for Mrs. John M. [Vernie] WOLF, 69, former Rochester resident, were held Friday afternoon at the Kiger funeral home in Niles, Mich. Mrs. Wolf, who had been a resident of that city for 32 years, died Tuesday afternoon as a result of complications which followed a hip fracture.
The Wolfs formerly resided on the Robbins farm three and a half miles southwest of Rochester.
She was born [Vernie PHEBUS] Sept. 23, 1875 in Fulton county to Sam and Sarah (HAIMBAUGH] PHEBUS. On Nov. 24, 1903, she was married to John M. WOLF, who survives. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last November. Mrs. Wolf was a member of the Niles EUB church and the Yankee Street Neighbors Club of Niles.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ray O'BLENIS, Rochester; Mrs. Joe COFFMAN and Mrs. Kenneth MARTIN, both of Niles, and a son, John D. [WOLF], Niles. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Burial was made in the Silver Brook cemetery, Niles.

Monday, October 25, 1954

Arthur W. Stephenson
Funeral services for Arthur William STEPHENSON, 26, R.R. 2, Argos, who died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday in the Parkview Hospital, Plmouth, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Frank H. KISE of Inwood and the Rev. Edward ROSE of Argos will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Arthur William, son of William J. and Cora STEPHENSON, was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Center Township, Marshall county. He was married to Doris HOLLAND of Lapaz on April 21, 1950, at Lapel. Mr. Stephenson was a member of the Inwood Methodist church and the Indiana National Guard. He graduated from the Argos H.S. in 1946.
For the past few years Mr. Stephenson had been employed at the Bendix Corporation, South Bend, and also operated his farm near Argos.
Surviving are his wife, at home; the mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Oris GROSSMAN, R.R. 4, Plymouth, a sister, Mrs. Beatrice CHAPMAN, and a brother, Paul [STEPHENSON] of R.R. 1, Argos; two step-sisters, Mrs. Juanita PEREGRINE of South Bend and Mrs. Vera UNGER of Indianapolis, and a step-brother, Therald GROSSMAN of Plymouth. His father preceded him in death in 1927
The body rests at the Grossman funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, October 26, 1954

Henry W. Fernbaugh
Henry W. FERNBAUGH, 71, farmer residing a mile northeast of Leiters Ford, died early today at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health for the past two years. Mr. Fernbaugh had been a resident of Fulton county his entire life.
He was born Jan. 8, 1883, to Isaac and Aretta (McCOY) FERNBAUGH. On Feb. 4, 1905, he was married to Elnora MERLEY. Mr. Fernbaugh was a member of the Fulton Baptist church. Survivors are his wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. D. HOFFMAN of Huntington; two grandsons; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
The body will be taken from the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, to the residence Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held there at 1 p.m., Thursday. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

Margaret Hurlburt
Mrs. Margaret HURLBURT, 74, Bruce Lake, died Tuesday evening in Woodlawn hospital.
She was born Feb. 10, 1880, in Ohio to Wesley and Nancy MAHAN. Her husband, Uriah HURLBURT, preceded her in death. Mrs. Hurlburt was a member of the Pleasant Hill church at Bruce Lake.
Survivors aere one daughter, Mrs. Opal BUTTON of Ripley, Ind.; three sons, John [HURLBURT] of Logansport; Lowell [HURLBURT] of Kewanna, and Lewis [HURLBURT] of Lucerne; a sister, Mrs. Jennie DEAR of Columbia City; a half-sister, Mrs. Ella SIRKS of Ohio; twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Russell FAGNER officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, October 28, 1954

Anna Eagan
Mrs. Anna EAGAN, 62, died Wednesday morning at her home south of Culver. She had been in ill health for the past 15 months. Mrs. Eagan had resided in the Culver community for eight years, coming there from Pennsylvania.
She was born in Pennsylvania in 1882 and on March 3, 1928, was married to James G. EAGAN, who preceded her in death Jan. 20, 1943. Mrs. Eagan was a member of the Culver E.U.B. church and the American Legion Auxiliary in Pennsylvania.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ora ROWELL of Culver and Mrs. Gertrude EMRICH of Sidney, O., and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Culver E.U.B. church with the Rev. Charles L. HANEY officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
Friends may call at the L. G. WALKER residence south of Culver until noon Friday.

Friday, October 29, 1954

Isaac L. Sparks
Isaac L. SPARKS, 80, Lake Manitou, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for the past 10 days. He had been in failing health for several weeks. Mr. Sparks had resided at Lake Manitou for 15 years, coming here from Huntington.
He was born July 25, 1874, in Wells County, Ind. His parents were Moses and Hannah (BAIN) SPARKS. He was a retired Erie Railroad engineer and a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs Helen HERKLESS of Charlottsville, Ind.; two grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Frank LENWELL of Fort Wayne; a half-broter, Ollie SNYDER of Sydney, Ind., and two step-sons, Glen BRADING of Dallas, Texas, and Rome BRADING of Memphis, Tenn.
Christian Science services will be held at 2 p.m. Snday at the Bailey Funeral Chapel in Huntington. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Huntington.

Carl J. Emmons
Carl J. EMMONS, 68, 1717 Souh Twychenham Drive, South Bend, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. He had been a resident of South Bend for 48 years, moving there from Fulton county.
He was born July 22, 1888, on a farm near Rochester. He had been an employee of the Standard Oil Company for many years and retired in 1951.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ina EMMONS; two step-sons; a step-daughter and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bubb Chapel, South Bend. The Rev. H. D. JOHNSTON, of the First Church of God will officiate and burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, South Bend.

Saturday, October 30, 1954

Cecil S. Shoemaker
Cedil S. SHOEMAKER, 74, life resident of Akron and the surrounding area, was stricken with a heart attack at 5:05 p.m. Friday and died almost immediately. The seizure came while he was moving some furniture into the new Shoemaker home in Akron. He had been in failing health for the last two years.
He was born Aug. 8, 1880 in Newcastle township to Thomas and Anna JEFFRIES SHOEMAKER. In 1900 he was married to the former Edna BRADWAY, who died in 1937. His second marriage was to the former Viola RHODES on Dec. 23, 1939. Mr. Shoemaker was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Olive Bethel church north of Akron.
Survivors are the widow, at home; two sons, Ralph [SHOEMAKER] of Akron and Ernest [SHOEMAKER] of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. Martin TARNOW of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Harry ELLSASSAR of South Bend; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Olive Bethel chuch with the Rev. Carter CUMMINS in charge. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the residence from noon Sunday until noon Monday.

Monday, November 1, 1954

Dr. Everett C. Conkle
Funeral services for Dr. Everett C. CONKLE, 76, who died Saturday evening at his home, 917 Madison street, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Claude YOUNG will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Frank BRIGGS, Kewanna.
Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Huntington where the Knights Templar will conduct graveside services at 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Conkle, who was a chiropractor, had resided in Rochester for 39 years, coming here from Huntington.
He was born Oct. 6, 1878, in Starke county, Ohio, to Peter and Lenore FISCUS CONKLE. Dr. Conkle was a graduate of the Davenport, Ia. School of Chiropractory, and a member of the Rochester Methodist church, and F. and A. M., the Royal Arch and Knights Templar of the Plymouth Commandery.
Survivors are the widow, Alta [CONKLE]; three daughers, Mrs. Dorothy SHANNON of Greensburg, Ind.; Mrs. Ruth WALTER of Winamac, and Mrs. Elizabeth June TAYLOR of Anderson; a son, Paul E. CONKLE of this city, and seven grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Roy W. Todd
Final rites for Roy W. TODD, 64, who died Saturday evening at his home in Grass Creek, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kewana Church of Christ. The Rev. H. F. BULGER will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Born Dec. 9, 1889, at Elliott, Ill., he was the son of Amos and Lula (JONES) TODD. On June 14, 1911, he was married to Ruth HANSEN at Paxton, Ill. He had been engaged in farming near Grass Creek since 1913. Mr. Todd was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Kewanna.
Survivors are a son, Bruce J. [TODD], Demotte; two grandchildren, and a brother, Louis [TODD], Grass creek. His wife died in 1941.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Tuesday, November 2, 1954

Mary Kerschner
Funeral services for Miss Mary KERSCHNER, 90, 206 West Williams street, Argos, who died in a Logansport hospital Sunday night will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesda at the Grossman funeral home. The Rev. Harry A. CLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Miss Kerschner was born Nov. 29, 1863 in Pennsylvania to George and Sarah KERSCHNER. For many years she taught school in both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Surviving are several great-nieces and great-nephews. A sister, Mrs. Laura TOWNSEND, with whom she resided for many years, died in January 1954.
Friends may call at the fneral home.

Wednesday, November 3, 1954

Mabel A. Maxwell
Mrs. Mabel A. MAXWELL, 71, died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday at her home two miles south of Tippecnoe. She had been seriously ill for several months. She had resided in her present home for 35 years.
She was born near Delphi, Jan. 22, 1883, to Daniel and Ann (SHELBY) PATTERSON. In 1903 she was married to William MAXWELL. Mrs. Maxwell was a member of the Tippecanoe Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband, at home; two half-sisters, Mrs. Cora DANIELS and Mrs. Ella DANIELS, both of Delphi.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Maxwell residence. The Rev. Gordon BOASE will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion, Ind., cemetery. The body will be removed from the Reed funeral home at noon Thursday, where friends may call.

Dott L. Madeford
Mrs. Dott L. MADEFORD, 73, of Gilead died at 3 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill for eight weeks.
She was born March 27, 1861, at Perrysburg, Ind., to Ferdinand and Indiana (CONNER) GRIFFIN. She was married to Charles MADEFORD in November of 1942. Mrs. Madeford was a member of the Chili Baptist church and the W.S.C.S. of Gilead.
Survivors are the husband; three sons by a former marriage, Dr. Kenneth FLORA, Lamoine FLORA and Clifton FLORA, all of Hammond; a brother, Walter GRIFFIN of Detroit; a sister, Mrs. Charlotte HERMSDOFER of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, of Denver, in charge. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, November 4, 1954

Mae Palmer
Mae PALMER, 32, R.R. 5, Rochester, died this morning in Fulton county jail while insanity commitment proceedings were pending against her in circuit court here.
Sheriff Laurence NORRIS discovered the body this morning while making a routine check of the jail. She was last known to be alive about 11:30 o'clock Wednesday night when Norris reported hearing her singing.
County Coroner Dean STINSON, who examined the body this morning, estimated that she had been dead a "few" hours. He gave the cause of death as malntrition.
The Rochester woman had been held in the county jail for "safe keeping" since Sunday afternoon.
An attempt to get her in Westville hospital as an emegency case failed when officials there reported they did not have room for her. Commitment procedings were started Monday.
The body was taken to the Foster Funeral Home but funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of members of her family.

Zora Bonnell
Walter McCALL and Miss Blanche HISEY of this city received word today of the death of Mrs. Zora BONNELL which occurred at her home in South Bend, Wash.
Mrs. Bonnell, who was 73 years of age was born near Talma. She was a sister of Walter McCall of this city and Oliver McCALL of Portland, Ore. Miss Hisey is a cousin.

Ann Reiser
Mrs. John [Anna] REISER, 75, Kewanna, died in St. Joseph's Hospital in Logansport Wednesday night as a result of injuries sustained Wednesday afternoon when the car in which she was riding struck a tree near Kewanna.
Mrs. Gordon HISEY, Logansport, daughter of the accident victim, was also taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries received in the mishap.
Mrs. Hisey lost control of the vehicle and it swerved off the road, striking a tree near the Sheetz farm on State Road 17 about four miles south of Kewanna. She and her mother were reportedly headed for Logansport at the time of the accident.
Mrs. Reiser died at 8:20 Wednesday night. She suffered a head injury, both arms were broken and a broken left leg. Mrs. Hisey was treated for bruises, cuts and shock.
Mrs. Reiser was born Anna KREITZ, Nov. 9, 1878, in Crown Point. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church at Kewanna.
Survivors include the husband [John REISER]; two daughters, Mrs. Hisey and Mrs. Evelyn POWELL, Gary, and two grandchildren, John and David POWELL.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Friday, November 5, 1954

Lois Mae Palmer Cafillas
Funeral service for Lois Mae PALMER CAFILLAS, who died Thursday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. F. I. WILLMERT of the Rochester Trinity E.U.B. officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
Lois Mae, daughter of James and Mary (ROSE) PALMER, was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Fulton county. On Oct. 10, 1940, she was married to William CAFILLAS. Mrs. Cafillas was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving are her husband; a son, James William [CAFILLAS], South Bend; the mother, Mrs. Mary PALMER, Tippecanoe; two sisters, Mrs. Keith RINGLE, Elkhart, and a twin sister, Ms. Fremont LEMLER, South Bend; and a brother, Daniel Harvey PALMER, San Antonio, Texas.
The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Frank E. Landis
Frank E. LANDIS, 65, former resident of Akron, died early Thursday at his home in Marcellus, Mich. He had been in failing health for the past year. Mr. Landis, who was employed as a nightwatchman, left Akron 10 years ago.
He was born June 6, 1889, in Henry township to Israel and Laura (HITE) LANDIS. Mr. Landis ws a member of the Methodist church of Marcellus.
Survivors are a son and daughter; three brothers, Wilbur LANDIS of Rochester; Dow and Ted LANDIS, Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Herman BUCHER and Mrs. Russell PAXTON, near Akron, and Mrs. Clarence SAMPSON, South Bend.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Silver Creek cemetery, three miles east of Akron.
Friends may call at the fneral home.

Eldora Kochenderfer
Mrs. Eldora BATZ KOCHENDERFER, 84, died Thursday at her home at 1825 West Dartmouth street, Flint, Mich., following 10 months' illness. A former resident of Fulton county, she had lived in Flint for 10 years, moving there from Thompsonville, Mich.
She was born June 22, 1870, in Rochester to David L. and Sarah BATZ. She was married to William KOCHENDERFER on Oct. 10, 1891, at Rochester. He preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Kochenderfer was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church of Rochester.
Surviving are three daghters, Mrs. Don HOLLER, Edmore, Mich.; Mrs. Ward PUTNEY and Mrs. Leila GILROY, both of Flint, Mich.; two sons, David Val KOCHENDERFER, Saginaw, Mich.; and Rex A. KOCHENDERFER, East Tawas, Mich.; three grandchildren, Carolyn and Sharon HOLLER, of Edmore, Mich., and Catherine GILROY, Flint, Mich.
Prayer services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gravis and Company chapel, Flint.
Final rites will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Rochester St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. Paul SCHWAN officiating.
The body will arrive at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at noon Sunday, where friends may call.

Saturday, November 6, 1954

Bessie Harmon
Mrs. Bessie (FLORA) HARMON, 65, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She had been in ill health for five years from a heart ailment. Practically of her life had been spent in the vicinity of Roann and Akron.
She was born Dec. 26, 1888, in Kosciusko county to John and Anna FLORA. In 1918 she was married to George HARMON in Warsaw. Mrs. Harmon was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma YOCUM and Miss Letha Mae HARMON, both of South Bend; two sons, Estil and George [HARMON] of Wabash; three sisters, Mrs. Della DILLON of Ohio; Mrs. Marie MEADE of Michigan and Mrs. Elma WATSON of Mishawaka; two brothers, Bernie FLORA of Warsaw and Ray FLORA of Michigan, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Akron Chuch of God with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home up until 1 p.m. Monday at which time the body will be removed to the church.

Alice S. Shipley
Mrs. Alice S. SHIPLEY, 78, 822 1/2 Main street, this city, died at 7 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital. She had been seriously ill since Oct. 3. Mrs. Shipley had been a resident of Rochester for 50 years, coming here from North Judson.
The daughter of John and Ann (CRAIG) DIELMAN, she was born Jan. 22, 1876, at Gilead. In Jne, 1897 she was married to M. O. SHIPLEY at Akron. Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1933. Mrs. Shipley was a member of the Rochester Methodies church and the O.E.S.
Surviving are three sons, Frank [SHIPLEY], Washington, Ill.; Max [SHIPLEY], Columbia, Mo., and John [SHIPLEY], Greenville, Miss.; a brother, Dr. F. C. DIELMAN, Rochester, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Charlotte MATHIAS, Akron, and Mrs. Ruth SMITH, South Bend.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Vern A. Spohn
Vern Alexander SPOHN, 54, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at noon Sunday in the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, from a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered last Tuesday. He had been a resident of Rochester and community his entire life.
Born May 5, 1900, in Rochester, he was the son of Sidney and Rosie RAMEY SPOHN. He was twice married: In 1920 to Nora HEFFNER and to Lena KIVITT in 1941. Mr. Spohn was a painter and decorator.
Survivng are 10 daughters, Mrs. Phillip LANTZ, Mrs. Hubert, Jr. BRUCE, Mrs. Dean BRUCE, Mrs. Carl STEIMAN, all of Michigan City; Mrs. Raymond HOUGHTON of Culver; Mrs. Lauren BATTY of Akron; Mrs. Lloyd NEWTON, San Luis Obispo, Cal.; Mrs. William BROWN of Long Beach, Cal.; Mrs. Earl STEESE, Villa Park, Ill., and Mrs. Robert PRATT of Wheaton, Ill.; a son, Richard SPOHN of Michigan City; six grandchildren; a brother, Frank [SPOHN], Omaha, Neb.; and three sisters, Mrs. Valentine ZIMMERMAN III of Bakersfield, Cal; Mrs. Pearl DERRICKSON of Battle Creek, Mich., and Mrs. Ed GOINS, Ralston, Neb. A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Alda May Arnold
Mrs. Alda May ARNOLD, 74, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at midnight Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been in ill health for the past two years. All of her life had been lived in Fulton county.
She was born Jan. 4, 1880, in Rochester to George and Catherine GREGSON. On April 3, 1897, she was married to Samuel ARNOLD in Rochester. Mrs. Arnold was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Survivors are her husband, at home; two sons, Joe ARNOLD of Logansport and Ralph ARNOLD of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Cora ROGERS of Rochester; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Sis sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. James E. KIMSEY of the Christian church in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Addie Morris
Funeral services for Mrs. Addie MORRIS, 86, 400 Indiana avenue, this city, who died at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Dick nursing home in Talma, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. James KIMSEY will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Morris had been in failing health for several years and a patient in the nursing home for the past week.
She was born Oct. 15, 1868, in Lockville, O., to Ira and Elizabeth LAUDABAUGH REBER. On Dec. 31, 1896, she was married to William F. MORRIS at Rochester. Mrs. Morris was a member of the Rochester Christian church. She had resided in Rochester for 48 years.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Ben VERNON of this city, and Mrs. Maude WHITNEY of South Bend; a brother, William REBER, Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Cora REBER, this city; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A son, Ralph [MORRIS], died in 1930.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Barbara Jean Cooper
Final services were held at 1:30 p.m. today for Barbara Jean [COOPER], one-day-old daughter of Robert and Beulah (BRADLEY) COOPER. The infant died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.
Survivors are the parents; three sisters, Judy, Linda and Gloria [COOPER]; her grandmother, Mrs. Anna May COOPER, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar BRADLEY, all of Rochester.
The Rev. A. E. CARPENTER officiated at the rites and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Donald C. Reish
Donald C. REISH, 55, of 138 Cleveland avenue, Elkhart, died Saturday in that city of a heart seizure.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters and three grandchildren of Elkhart; his father, Adam REISH and a sister, Margaret REISH, both of Leiters Ford.
Final rites will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Elkhart.

Alice S. Shipley
Funeral services for Mrs. M. O. SHIPLEY, 78, who died Saturday morning at Woodlawn hospital, were held at 2:00 p.m. today in the Methodist church with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial was made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
In the list of survivors a half-brother, Phillip Cleon DIELMAN of Akron, was unintentionally omitted.

Tuesday, November 9, 1954

Eliza Leedy
Mrs. Eliza LEEDY, 85, a resident of Deedsville for the past 80 years, died at 10:35 p.m. Monday in the Dukes Hospital at Peru. She had been ill 10 das following a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born March 26, 1869, in Otta county, Mich., she was the daughter of Elias and Christina (DETROW) MARBURGER. On March 17, 1888, she was married to David A. LEEDY at Mexico, Ind. Mrs. Leedy was a member of the Denver Brethren church.
Survivors are her husband at home and the following children: Mrs. Anna Fay WATERS of Peru; Mrs. Mary Mausalene HOUSTON of Denver, Colo.; Esther LEEDY of Deedsville, Joseph R. LEEDY of Macy and Robert D. LEEDY of Danville, Ind. Also surviving are two brothers, Joseph B. MARBURGER of Peru and Eli MARBURGER of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Zena WYMIRE of near macy; fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Deedsville E.U.B. church with the Reverends Austin GABLE and Lawrence WHITE officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
Friends may call at the McCain funeral home in Denver after 4 p.m. Wednesday. The body will also lie in state at the church an hour prior to the service.

Wednesday, November 10, 1954

Enoch G. Zink
Enoch Gilbert ZINK, 82, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home at 204 Lincoln street, Argos. He had been ill two days with a heart condition. He resided in Argos and vicinity his entire life.
The son of Joseph and Emeline ZINK, he was born Feb. 3, 1872, near Richland Center in Fulton county. On April 6, 1892, he was married to Anna ANDREWS. He engaged in farming in both Fulton and Marshall counties until his retirement 15 years ago. Mr. Zink was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Blanche SIPLE of Argos, and Mrs. Dot EHLERS of Frankfort; six sons, Don, Dale and Rome [ZINK] all of Argos; Joseph [ZINK] Indianapolis; Glen [ZINK], Marion, and Forest [ZINK], Millington, Mich.; eighteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Clair D. SIPLE of Crawfordsville and the Rev. Wallace ZINK of Owensboro, Ky., will officiate. Both ministers are grandsons of the deceased. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, November 11, 1954

R. W. Klare
Rochester friends last Wednesday received word of the death of R. W. KLARE, Wednesday morning at his home in Wabash. Mr. Klare is the husband of the former Beryl MEYER, of this city.
Funeral services will be held in a Wabash funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday.

Joe Lee Cassity
Final rites for Joe Lee CASSITY, 22, Tippecanoe, who was killed in a truck-car crash Tuesday evening south of Marion, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Congregational church at Mentone. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.
Cassity was born in Morehead, Ky., on Dec. 28, 1931, to Matthew and Etta CASSITY. He is survived by his wife, the former Joyce HALL of Tippecanoe; his parents and four brothers anda sister.

Fricay, November 12, 1954

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Saturday, November 13, 1954

Rose Shaw
Funeral services for Mrs. Rose SHAW, 72, who died Thursday evening at her home in Knox will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Knox Methodist church with the Rev. Russell STRONG officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Park cemetery of Knox. Mrs. Shaw was the mother of William SHAW, Democratic chairman of the Second Congressional district.
She was born Oct. 25, 1882, at Allarton, Ia., and in 1904 was married to William SHAW. He preceded her in death in 1927.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Carl STUBBS and Mrs. Ray MANIS, both of Culver; three sons, William, Leslie and Robert [SHAW] of Knox; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arthur Burns
Arthur BURNS, 1109 North O'Brien street, South Bend, died early Friday afternoon from a heart seizure, which he suffered a short time previously.
A former well-known resident of the Prairie Grove community, he moved to South Bend about 15 years ago, where he was engaged in the trucking business.
He was the son of Isaac and Rhoda BURNS of Grass Creek, both of whom preceded him in death.
Survivors are the wife, Rose [BURNS]; two daughters, Mrs. Robert HOFFMAN of South Bend, and Mrs. Richard BEDORE, Niles, Mich., and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend. Friends may call at the home.

Monday, November 15, 1954

William H. Sheetz
William H. SHEETZ, 87, R.R. 5, Rochester died suddenly Saturday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Bertha DOUGLAS of Whiting. Death was attributed to a heart seizure. Mr. Sheetz for many years engaged in farming in Newcastle township. He retired several years ago.
He was born Feb. 27, 1867, in Fulton county to John and Lavina (AULT) SHEETZ. In 1896 he was married to Lula May ESHELMAN. She died in 1944. Mr. Sheetz was a member of the Rochester Trinity E.U.B. church.
Survivors are two sons, Loy [SHEETZ], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Leon [SHEETZ], R.R. 2, Akron; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha DOUGLAS of Whiting and Mrs. Anna STERLING of Hammond; a brother, Charles SHEETZ of California and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster funeral home, this city. The 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 funeral home.

Richard Talbott
Richard TALBOTT, 28, Metamora, Ill., died of a heart seizure Sunday afternoon. Formerly of Kewanna, he had resided in Metamora the past six years.
He was born Feb. 10, 1926, at Kewanna. His parents are Morris and Helen TALBOTT. On Sept. 4, 1948, he was married to Patricia Lou MERLEY of Akron at Rochester.
Survivors are his mother, Kewanna; his father, Rochester; two sisters, Joann RIFFLE of Kewanna and Louise MILLER of Rochester; four brothers, Jerry [TALBOTT], with the U. S. Army in Texas; Jim [TALBOTT], of South Bend, and Doile and Ronnie [TALBOTT], Kewanna.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Emma A. Yates
Mrs. Emma Alice YATES, 78, 615 Short street, Argos, died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient for a week. She had been seriously ill for the past month.
The daughter of John and Lucinda SKINNER, she was born May 7, 1876, in Xenia, O. Her first marriage was to Edward CULTICE, who died in 1923. On Oct. 23, 1930, she was wed to Harry YATES. Mrs. Yates was a member of the Baptist church. She had been a resident of the Argos community for 25 years.
Survivors are her husband, at home; six sons by her first marriage: William [YATES], Waukesha, Wis.; Leon [YATES], Sun Valley, Cal.; Cecil, Emmitt and Gordon [YATES], all of Culver, and Garl [YATES], Indianapolis; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen MYERS of Marion and Mrs. Abbie MONROE of San Francisco, and two brothers, Clarence SKINNER and Otis SKINNER, Marion. A son, Howard [YATES], preceded her in death several years ago.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Burton BARTLING of the Argos Baptist church will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Mary E. Personett
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth PERSONETT, 85, died at 5:25 a.m. today at her home, 322 Fremont street, Argos. She had been seriously ill for but a few days. Mrs. Personett had been a resident of Marshall county since girlhood.
She was born June 20, 1869, in Wabash county to Samuel and Charlotte BICKELL and was wed to Edward PERSONETT Aug. 4, 1888. He died in 1948. Mrs. Personett was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church.
Surviving are four daughers, Mrs. Goldie STAYTON, R.R. 3, Argos; Mrs. Catherine LEMMON, Gary; Mrs. Ethel HUGHES, Plymouth, and Mrs. Florence REIMENSCHNEIDER, Culver; two sons, Norman PERSONETT, Knox, and Homer PERSONETT, Culver; thirty grandchildren; forty-seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ella SNYDER, Richmond.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Burton BARTLING will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Jordon cemetery southwest of Argos. The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, November 16, 1954

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Wednesday, November 17, 1954

Ned B. Tilman
Mr. and Mrs. H. Blaine TILMAN of this city left late Tuesday for Minneapolis, Minn., for the funeral of their son, Ned B. TILMAN, who died Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Tilman, born in Indianapolis in 1911, had been the Minnesota state representative for the Burrows Adding Machine Co. He had been seriously ill for the past two years.
He is survived by his wife, the former Frances MOORE, of this city; two sons, aged 14 and 12, and his parents, 921 Jefferson street, this city.
The final rites will be held at 2 p.m.Friday at the Park Baptist church in Minneapolis. The body rests at the Alvin funeral home, 220 Nicollet street in that city.

Sara E. Poffenberger
Mrs. Sara Elizabeth POFFENBERGER, 69, 101 Fulton avenue, this city, died at her home at 3:30 a.m. today. She had resided in Rochester since 1917.
She was born July 20, 1885, in Shelby county, to William and Harriett SWANGO. On Oct. 29, 1917, she was married to Clarence POFFENBERGER. Mrs. Poffenberger was a member of the Assembly of God.
Surviving are her husband, at home; two daughers, Mrs. Leonard FLYNN of this city and Mrs. Edward CARPENTER, R.R. 3, Rochester; a son, William [POFFENBERGER], and two brothers, Edward and Frank SWANGO, all of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Ida CROWLEY of Indianapolis; Mrs. Henry FINGERLE and Mrs. Emma HIGGINS, both of Rochester; four grandchildren, including Charles and Arthur SWANGO, whom she raised, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Assembly of God church with the Rev. A. E. CARPENTER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be taken to the residence from the Foster funeral home at 4:30 p.m. today where friends may call. It will also lie in state at the church an hour prior to the rites.

Thursday, November 18, 1954

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Friday, November 19, 1954

Russell E. Walters
Russell E. WALTERS, 61, R.R. 1, Mentone, died this morning at 5:20 o'clock in the Woodlawn Hospital of injuries and burns received Thursday morning in a car-tractor accident on State Road 25 near Mentone.
The accident victim suffered third degree burns over most of his body.
Mr. Walters was born in Fulton county on Jan. 8, 1893, to Abraham and Nancy Jane MATHEWS WALTERS and spent his entire life in the Mentone-Talma area. He was a farmer most of his life.
He was married to Arlean NORRIS on Jan. 4, 1913.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock CST from the Talma Methodist chuch with the Rev. TROMBAUER officiating. Interment will be in the Mentone Cemetery with the Johns Funeral Home of Talma in charge of arrangements.
The body will be taken to the Walters home, about three miles southwest of Mentone. Saturday evening and will remain there until Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock CST when it will be removed to the church for last rites.
Suvivors include the widow; two sons, Floyd [WALTERS] of near Claypool, and William [WALTERS] of Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur UTTER, Mentone; two brothers, William and Lon [WALTERS), both of Mentone, and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death.

Saturday, November 20, 1954

Clara Atha
Mrs. Clara LANGE ATHA, 59, of 321 Fremont street, Argos, died at 2:30 a.m. today in the Sherman nursing home, Plymouth, where she had been a patient for the past five months. She had been a resident of Argos for several years moving there from Grovertown, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Atha also had resided near Rochesrter a number of years ago. She was born Nov. 11, 1894 in Heinzendorf, Germany, and came to Indiana when a young girl. In 1938, she was married to Thomas G. ATHA, who preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1950.
Survivors are a step-daughter, Mrs. Drusa FRANCIS of Toledo, O.; two stepsons, Dorsa ATHA of Portland, Ind., and Harold ATHA of Hartford City, Ind.; two brothers, Paul LANGE of Grovertown, Ind., and Awald LANGE of Germany; two sisters, Mrs. Freda DUMKE and Mrs. Martha FOUTSMAN, both of Germany and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home,Argos, with Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Fred McCarter
Funeral services for Fred McCARTER, 68, of Chicago, former Rochester resident, who died in a Chicago hospital Friday, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Johns funeral home, Mentone.
While a resident of Rochester, Mr. McCarter owned and operated a blacksmith shop on East 13th street. H left here over a score of years ago.
Survivors are his wife of Chicago, two daughters residing in Illinois and several cousins residing in Fulton county.

Monday, November 22, 1954

Agnes Railsback
Mrs. Agnes RAILSBACK, 63, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 9 p.m. Saturday in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, within an hour after her admittance. Death resulted from a diabetic condition. All her life had been lived in the Walnut township community.
She was born March 26, 1891, in Walnut township to George and Laura DUNLAP. On June 6, 1909, she was married to Victor C. RAILSBACK, who survives.
Other survivors are six daghters: Mrs. Dorothy HARPER, Mrs. Ruby SMITH, Mrs. Norman STAYTON, Mrs. Virginia WATTS, all of Argos; Mrs. Evelyn OVERMYER of Culver and Ms. Vera ELLERT of Fot Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Tillie ROSENTRETER; a brother, Homer DUNLAP, both of Argos; seventeen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Services will be in charge of the Rev. Thomas J. LUKE of South Bend, the Rev. Edward BOSSE and the Rev. Wayne TIPPY, both of Argos. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the fneral home.

Weldon B. Carr
Weldon B. CARR, 43, 530 Clay street, this city, died at his home at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a heart seizure. He had been a resident of Rochester his entire life.
Weldon B., son of Harley and Clara CARR, was born in Rochester on Feb. 28, 1911. In March, 1950, he was married to Helen SPRY. He was employed by the Peabody Seating Company of North Manchester.
Mr. Carr was a veteran of World War II and served three years in the European war theatre.
Survivors are his wife; a step-son, Richard MARLEY; his mother, Mrs. Harley CARR, all of Rochester; four brothers, Howard [CARR] of South Bend; Byron [CARR] of Argos; Dean [CARR] of Kewanna, and Robert CARR of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Delbert HOFFMAN of this city, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. James KIMSEY of the Christian church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The American Legion will give its rites at the graveside.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 23, 1954

[no obits]

Wednesday, November 24, 1954

Flora May Beagles
Flora May BEAGLES, 76, died at 5 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient for 10 days. She had been ill for the past year with a heart ailment. Mrs. Beagles made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Roscoe SHAFER, of near Argos.
For many years she had been a resident of Fulton county and for a few years resided in California.
The daughter of David and Emma FRY, she ws born Sept. 3, 1878, near Richland Center. In 1902, she was married to Grant DAVIS, who preceded her in death in 1914. Her second marriage was to James BEAGLES in 1922. He died in 1949.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Edna SHAFER of Argos, and Mrs. Ida KIRKMAN of Indianapolis; two sons, Edward DAVIS of Argos, and Lawrence DAVIS of Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle BLY of Vasalia, Cal., and Mrs. Orpha NEWCOMB of Mishawaka; a brother, Earl FRY of Rochester, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Friday at the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church with the Rev. Roy RICHEY of the Walnut church of the Brethren and the Rev. Wayne TIPPY of the Argos church officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the services.

Frank P. Davidson
Frank P. DAVIDSON, 65, former resident of this city, died at 6 a.m. today at his home, 100 Glendale street, Elkhart. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been in ill health since July. Mr. Davidson had resided in Elkhart since 1901, moving there from Rochester.
He was born Sept. 30, 1889, in Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. DAVIDSON, Sr. His first marriage was to Elva ANDERSON, who died in 1925. On Oct. 29, 1934, he was married to Eva ERTZINGER.
Mr. Davidson was an engineer and fireman on the New York Central Railroad for 44 years. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a brother, Harry DAVIDSON of Miami, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Leo TRUXELL of Tujunga, Cal.; Mrs. Charles GOOD of Citrus Heights, Cal., and Mrs. Nora GREGSON of South Bend; a half-sister, Mrs. Roy KINDIG of Rochester, and two half-brothers, Samuel DAVIDSON of Sebasian, Fla., and Robert DAVIDSON of Hammond, Ind., and his stepmother, Mrs. Julia DAVIDSON.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. EST Saturday in the Hartzler funeral home, Elkhart, with the Rev. W. W. KENNELL officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until an hour prior to the services.
Graveside rites will be held at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Thursday, November 25, 1954

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 26, 1954

[no obits]

Saturday, November 27, 1954

John B. Withers
Mrs. A. D. ROBBINS has received word of the death of her brother-in-law John B. WITHERS, which occurred at 9:50 p.m. EST Friday at his home in Columbus, O. Mrs. Withers will be remembred as the former Lena ROTH of Rochester.
Funeral services will be conducted in Columbus Monday. Graveside services will be held in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The time will be announced later.

Monday, November 29, 1954

Ernest L. Richter
Ernest L. RICHTER, 56, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his home in Akron. He had been seriously ill since July 1. All his life had been lived in Akron and Mentone.
He was born Oct. 18, 1898, in Fulton county to Homer and Minnie (MILLER) RICHTER. On June 30, 1951, he was married to Florence HOWARD. Mr. Richter was a member of the Moose Lodge of Wabash. For the past several years he was employed by the Akron Concrete Vault Company.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a sister, Mrs. Clarence THOMPSON of Millark; a brother Vernon RICHTER of Rochester and his mother, Mrs. Minnie GOSS of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The body also will lie in state in the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

William F. Becker
William Frederick BECKER, 73, 203 East Walnut street, Argos, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Since the death of his wife on Feb. 1, 1953, he had been making his home with his children. Mr. Becker, a retired farmer, had resided in Argos and vicinity all his life.
He was born Jan. 3, 1881, in Walnut township to Peter and Anna BECKER. On March 30, 1910, he was married to Lauretta McGRIFF at Plymouth. Mr. Becker for many years was a member of the Lutheran church. He was formerly a member of the Argos Knights of Pythias lodge.
Suvivors are a daughter, Mrs. Louise PERSHING of Argos; three sons, Richard [BECKER] of Bourbon; Robert [BECKER] of Argos, and Gilbert [BECKER], of Plymouth; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH and the Rev. Ernest TREBER, Darlington, Ind., will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

John B. Withers
Graveside services for John B. WITHERS, who died Friday evening at his home in Columbus, O., will be held Tuesday afternoon in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Donald DECKER of the Presbyterian church will officiate.
The graveside services will follow the arrival of the body at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday. Regular services were held in Columbus, O., this afternoon.
Mr. Withers' wife was the former Lena ROTH of Rochester. Mrs. A. D. ROBBINS of this city is a sister-in-law of the deceased.

Tuesday, November 30, 1954

Amanda Tatman
Word has been received of the death of Amanda WOODCOX TATMAN, 87, on Nov. 22 at her home on R.R. 2, Eau Claire, Mich., after a long illness.
Mrs. Tatman was born on July 11, 1867, at Kewanna, and resided in that community for 28 years before moving to Eau Claire. Her first marriage was to Charles WOODCOX of Rochester. Later she was married to Lee TATMAN of Eau Claire.
Survivors are a son, Roy WOODCOX, at home; two daughters, Nellie WOODCOX PRICE, Dowagiac, Mich., and Katie TATMAN, Eau Claire; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and other Fulton county relatives.
Funeral rites were held Nov. 26 at Eau Claire and burial made in Chapel Hill cemetery there.
[NOTE: Charles WOODCOX married Manda JACKSON, July 4, 1888, in Fulton County, Indiana - Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983.]

Wednesday, December 1, 1954

David William Krieghbaum
David William KRIEGHBAUM, 2 1/2-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William KRIEGHBAUM, Juneau, Alaska, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Juneau hospital. Mr. and Mrs. H. Lisle KRIEGHBAUM of Rochester are the paternal grandparents.

Thursday, December 2, 1954

Harry Ott
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Harry OTT, 68, former resident, which occurred several days ago at his home in Sacramento, Cal. His death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a heart seizure.
Mr. Ott was manager of the old Rochester Gas & Fuel Company which was founded here by his father, the late John OTT and Gordon MARTIN of LaPorte.
He is survived by his wife, Lena [OTT]; a son, and a sister, Mrs. Joe VOGLESONG, all of California. Final rites were held in Sacramento.

Friday, December 3, 1954

Albert A. Tabler
The death of Albert A. TABLER, 72, Fulton, was accidental, Cass County Coroner M. B. STEWART ruled Thursday at the conclusion of an investigation by his office.
Dr. Stewart listed the cause of death as from fractured ribs resulting in internal hemorrhages and a brain laceration.
The fatal injuries resulted from an accident Nov. 19 on State Road 25 just north of Logansport and involving Charles Van HORN, Rochester.
Tabler was standing beside his stalled truck when struck by the Van Horn vehicle. Van Horn was unable to see the truck or Tabler in time to avoid the accident, the coroner ruled.

Infant Nickell
An infant son born to Warren Lee and Joan (MULLEN) NICKELL at Woodlawn hospital died at birth at 4:15 a.m. today.
Survivors other than the parents are a brother, Michael Lee [NICKELL], and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence MULLEN and Mr. and Mrs. Warren NICKELL, all of Rochester.
The body was taken from the Foster funeral home to Paxton, Ill., where graveside rites were held this afternoon in the Glen cemetery.

Saturday, December 4, 1954

[no obits]

Monday, December 6, 1954

Mrs. George Porter
Funeral rites were held at 2 p.m. today at St. Paul's E.U.B. church for Mrs. George PORTER, 49, who died at her home in Lakeville Saturday morning. Burial was to follow in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Porter was born in Fulton county Jan. 10, 1905, and resided here until 1940. She had been ill for the past 14 years with a heart ailment and diabetes. Death occurred about 4 a.m. Saturday.
Survivors are the husband, George [PORTER]; stepmother, Susie MATHIAS, South Bend; two brothers, Lloyd and John MATHIAS, Rochester; and two sistes, Mrs. Mary LINDSEY, New Paris, and Mrs. Pauline BERKEY, Lakeville.

Geneva Smith
Final rites for Mrs. Geneva NICHOLS SMITH, 53, who died while at work in Chicago, Friday morning, were held this afternoon, at the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton. Burial was made in the Fulton cemetery.
Born in Fulton county Oct. 12, 1901, she was the daughter of William J. and Ella LOUDERBACK NICHOLS. She was married in Fulton to R. D. SMITH, who survives. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Baptist church of Mishawaka.
Other survivors are two sons, Robert D. [SMITH] of Bloomington, and Jack [SMITH] of Peru, and her mother, Mrs. Ella NICHOLS of Peru.
[NOTE: Roscoe Doyle SMITH married Viola G. NICHOLS, July 14, 1927 - Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages, 1836-1923. also, Genevieve N. SMITH, 1901-1954 - Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F.]

Tuesday, December 7, 1954

[no obits]

Wednesday, December 8, 1954

Albert Reid
Albert REID, former Fulton resident, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Silverton, Ore.
Mr. Reid, who went West 45 years ago, is a brother of Mrs. Joe HOWER of Fulton.
Other survivors are his wife and daughter; a half-broter, Milo MEDARY of Buffalo, N.Y., and a sister, Mrs. Odie COX of Lewistown, Mont.

Thursday, December 9, 1954

Charles E. Hand
Charles E. HAND, 84, well-known resident of Argos, died at 10 a.m. today. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Funeral arrangements will be announced Friday.

Harry Eugene Landis
Funeral services for infant Harry Eugene [LANDIS], son of Leroy and Gertrude (PELTZ) LANDIS, of Akron, who died at birth Wednesday, will be held at 9:30 a.m. EST Friday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The Rev. Claude FAWNS of the Akron Methodist church will officiate.

Friday, December 10, 1954

Charles E. Hand
Funeral services for Charles E. HAND, who died Thursday morning at his home in Argos will be held 2 p.m. EST Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, with the Rev. Dale HAMILTON officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
He was born Sept. 23, 1870 in Green Township near Argos to Henry and Laura HAND. On May 26, 1927 he was married to Eva J. HOUSE, who survives.
Mr. Hand in his earlier years engaged in farming and also operated a dray line. All of his life had been spent in Argos and vicinity with the exception of 26 years residency in Rockford, Ill. He attended the Gilead Methodist church.
Survivors other than the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth MELTON of Kokomo; a son and daughter by a former marriage, Clifford HAND and Mrs. Berniece CARPENTER, both of Rockford, Ill.; three brothers, Raymond [HAND] of Argos, Culver [HAND] of Chicago, and Russell [HAND] of Montebella, Cal.; two sistrs, Mrs. Eva SCHNELL of Willowa, Cal., and Mrs. Ida DUNKELBERGER of North Judson; several grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 11, 1954

[no obits]

Monday, December 13, 1954

Helen R. Harter
Mrs. Helen R. HARTER, 21, Wakarsa, formerly of Akron, was killed Saturday afternoon in a car-truck accident at U.S. 6 and State Road 15, five miles north of Nappanee.
State police said Mrs. Harter was thrown clear of the car, driven by her husband Wayne [HARTER], when it side-swiped a semi-trailer truck. Ice on the highway was blamed for the collision.
The couple had been to Goshen on a shopping trip and had left their two children at the home of Mr. Harter's parents.
James C. WOOD, 38, East Palestine, O., the truck driver, was not hurt.
Mrs. Harter was born Nov. 7, 1933 in Akron. She was married to Harter on June 1, 1951 in Wakarusa. Surviving are the husband; her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn PLETCHER, of near Dunlap; two children, Colleen [HARTER], 2, and Wanda [HARTER], 1; and a brother, Richard PLETCHER, Elkhart. Mrs. Harter, following the death of her mother, was reared by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter PLETCHER, Wakarusa.
Services were conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Olive Mennonite Church with the Rev. Simon GINGERICH officiating. Interment was in the Olive Cemetery. The Lienhart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, December 14, 1954

John C. Voris
John C. VORIS, 56, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at his farm home three miles southeast of Akron. He had been in ill health for the past three years from a heart ailment. Mr. Voris moved to Henry township seven and a half years ago from Roann.
He was born April 6, 1898, in Tipton county to William and Ella (WINES) VORIS. In 1926 at Huntington he was married to Cleo HALE, who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Davis PETTIT of Lagro, and Mrs. Russell WALKER of Peru; a son, Glen VORIS, with the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston, Tex.; two brothers, Andrew [VORIS] of Mt. Etna, and Vern [VORIS] of Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Frank HEDGECOCK of Ohio; Mrs. Lulu REGIEL of Texas; Mrs. Isaac JACOBS of Ohio, and Mrs. Claudia BITZEL of Marion, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. EST Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Howard CRIM of Silvr Lake officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home up until noon Thursday.

Earnest E. Hoover
Final rites for Earnest E. HOOVER, 70, who died Monday at his home near Star City, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Star City Methodist church. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
Mr. Hoover was former co-owner of the Star City Telephone company. He had been a resident of Star City since 1912, coming there from Argos.
He was born in Argos on July 5, 1884, to Joseph and Amanda KNOUSE HOOVER.
Survivors are his wife, the former Effie CORTS, whom he married Nov. 25, 1943; a brother, Roscoe [HOOVER], and a niece, Mrs. Thelma ALBRIGHT, all of Logansport. His brother, Roscoe, was a partner with him in the telephone company.
Friends may call at the Hoover residence until noon Wednesday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, December 15, 1954

Wayne Porter
Mrs. Victor TOBEY, Newcastle township, has received word of the death of her brother, Wayne PORTER, Tuesday at his home in Forest Grove, Ore. His death was attributed to a heart seizure. Mr. Porter, who was 66 years old, left Fulton county 47 years ago.

Thursday, December 16, 1954

[no obits]

Friday, December 17, 1954

Rhonda Kay Rhodes
Brief funeral services for Rhonda Kay [RHODES], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie RHODES, of the Burton community who was stillborn at 6 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, will be held at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron. Burial will be in the Athens Mt. Hope cemetery. The Rev. Lloyd POWELL of Rochester will officiate.
Survivors are the parents; a sister, Kathy [RHODES]; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Porter RHODES, Sr., of Athens and Mr. and Mrs. Morris LINES of Chesterton.

Saturday, December 18, 1954 to Monday, December 20, 1954

[no obits]

Tuesday, December 21, 1954

Carl Perkins
Funeral services for Carl PERKINS, farmer of Boone county, were held Sunday and burial was made in the Hopewell cemetery north of Lebanon. He died Friday morning in the Witham hospital, Lebanon.
Mr. Perkins had many friends in Fulton county. For a brief period he resided in Richland township with his parents. His wife was the former Mabel POWELL, Boone county. Mr. Perkins was a farmer.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Floyd ANDERSON of Thorntown, Mrs. Ora KINCAID and Mrs. Floyd ANDREWS, both of Lebanon; two sons, Byron [PERKINS] of Lebanon and Russell [PERKINS] of Medway, O.; three sistrs, Mrs. Mabel COURTOT, Mrs. Sam BOWEN, both of Akron, and Mrs. Agnes Van PELT of Culver.

Edwin O. Beam
Edwin O. BEAM, 59, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Veterans Hospital at Fort Wayne. He had been in ill health for the past three years from a heart ailment. He had resided in Marshall county since childhood.
He was born Dec. 8, 1895, near Nappanee to James and Nora BEAM. On April 16, 1921 he was married to Mabel HAGENBUSH at Peru. Mr. Beam was a carpenter and farmer. For 15 years he operated a Schlosser Brothers cream station in Argos.
He was a veteran of World War I and served overseas. Mr. Beam was a member of the James Lowell Cory American Legion Post of Argos, the Argos Adventist church, and the Carpenters Local Union of South Bend.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel NUSBAUM R.R. 4, South Bend; Mrs. Betty May HAFLICK, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Marie WILHELM, near Plymouth; two sons, Lawrence [BEAM], Argos, and Thomas [BEAM], R.R. 3, Plymouth; four sisters, Mrs. Millie MOSLER, Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. Cleo PLETCHER, Argos; Mrs. Alice HALDERMAN, Athens, and Mrs. Mollie LUKE, Lakeville; five brothers, James [BEAM], Plymouth; Jasper [BEAM], Ladsmith, Wis.; Charley [BEAM], Baldwin, Wis.; Clarence [BEAM], Winter Haven, Fla., and Willard [BEAM], Flora. Fourteen grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at the First Baptist church in Argos with the Rev. Burton BARTLEY officiating. Burial will be in New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home until noon Thursday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, December 22, 1954

Ida H. Moon
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida H. MOON, 78, will be held at 1:30 p.m. CST Thursday at the Paul Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Her death occurred Tuesday morning at the home of her son, Clarence [MOON], southeast of Fulton.
Survivors are the husband, William H. [MOON]; three sons, John [MOON], of Louisville, Ky.; Clarence [MOON] of near Fulton and Floyd [MOON], address unknown; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth WASHBURN of Buffalo, Ind.
Friends may call at he funeral home.

Thursday, December 23, 1954

Dr. Raymond J. McElwee
Funeral services for Dr. Raymond J. McELWEE, 62, former Rochester resident, were held Monday, Dec. 13, in Indianapolis. Burial was made in the Crown Hill cemetery. Dr. McElwee, who had been ill with a heart ailment, died in a doctor's office at Indianapolis Dec. 9.
A native of Peru, Dr. McElwee was a dentist in Indianapolis for more than 35 years. He also practiced dentistry in Rochester for a few years.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian church, of Indianapolis, Indiana State Dental Society, American Dental Association, Oriental Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Murat Temple of Indianapolis.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Margaret SUMNER McELWEE, former superintendent of the Indiana Girls School; a daughter, Mrs. William James SPARK II of Mattapoisett, Mass.; two step-children, Mrs. Joel E. HARROD of St. Louis, Mo., and Dale Richman SUMNER of Waverly, Iowa; three grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.

Mildred Ethel Conley
Mildred Ethel [CONLEY], four-month-old daughter of Russell and Patricia Ann (SMITH) CONLEY, died at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday at her home, 620 Jefferson street, this city. The little girl was born Aug. 21, 1954.
Surviving are her parents; a brother, Donald Edward [CONLEY]; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William P. SMITH and Mr. and Mrs. Bernie CONLEY, all of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Friday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH oficiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, December 24, 1954

Clara Fetrow
Mrs. Clara FETROW, 83, Akron, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday in the Rochester nursing home. She had been in ill health for the past three years. For the past 11 years she had been a resident of Akron moving there from Denver, Ind.
She was born Oct. 26, 1871, in Miami county to John and Mary Louise MOHLER. In 1890, she was married to Oliver FETROW, who died in 1945.
Survivors are two sons, Carl [FETROW] of Ohio, and Merle [FETROW] of Akron with home she made her home; three brothers, Hamilton and Lorenzo [MOHLER] of Denver, Ind., and George [MOHLER], of Peru; and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 25, 1954

[no paper - holiday]

Monday, December 27, 1954

Iona Ravencroft
Funeral services for Mrs. Iona RAVENCROFT, 217 West Fifth street, this city, will be held at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald DECKER of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Ravencroft died Saturday evening at the home of her son, John [RAVENCROFT], Skokie, Ill., where she had gone to spend the holidays. She suffered a heart attack Wednesday morning and her condition gradually became worse.
Mrs. Ravencroft, in her earlier years, was a partner with her brothers, the late Charles and Harry HOLDEN, in the Holden Stock Company which operated several theatrical troupes prior to the advent of the movies. She and her husband, the late Ralph RAVENCROFT, had many important roles in the company's repertoire. Among the productions which enjoyed long runs at various points throughout the U.S. were: "East Lynn," "Denver Express," "The Scarlet Letter," "Nobody's Claim," "Girl of the Golden West," "Tess of the Storm Country," "The Celebrated Case," "Falstaff," and "Ingomar."
Among the stock company's actors who later became movie stars of the silent picture days were: Elmo LINCOLN, the first Tarzan; Harry HOLDEN, Fritz BOONE, John PRESTON, Clara KIMBLE YOUNG, Jeff MURRAY, James MURRAY, James STORM, Jack WHITE and Berniece HOWARD.
The company established headquarters on the east shore of Lake Manitou where rehearsals were held throughout the summer months. Several of the cottages on the east side of the lake were built by the Holdens or members of their company.
Iona, daughter of William and Nancy (LYON) HOLDEN was born Dec. 6, 1869 at Amanda, O. On June 25, 1891, she was married to Ralph RAVENCROFT in Ohio. He preceded her in death in 1934. Practically all her life was spent at Lake Manitou and Rochester.
Mrs. Ravencroft was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church.
Survivors are two sons, Edward [RAVENCROFT], of this city, with whom she made her home; John [RAVENCROFT], of Skokie, Ill., who is a member of the King's Jesters, of Radio Station WBBM, Chicago, and four grandchildren, Tom and Tim RAVENCROFT, of Rochester, and John and Mrs. Sandra RAVENCROFT CARNELLI, Chicago. A son, Holden [RAVENCROFT], died in 1936.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Cecil C. Cash and
Cameron Pugh
Two persons died and two others were listed as cricical following a two-car crash just south of the Fulton county line on U.S. 31, one mile north of Mexico on Dead Man's Curve.
Dead are Cecil C. CASH, 44, South Bend, and Cameron PUGH, 41, R.R. 1, Denver. Pugh died enroute to the Miami County Hospital and Cash died at the hospital about three hours after the accident, which occurred at 3:10 p.m. EST Friday.
Cash, driving a 1953 Oldsmobile struck a northbound car driven by Herbert CONFER, 29, Peru. Mrs. Cash, 40, suffered severe lacerations over the entire body and internal injuries.
Confer suffered a crushed pelvis and ankle. Pugh died of a crushed chest and skull. Also injured was Thomas O. PUGH, 21, Peru. He sustained several broken ribs. Both were passengers in the Confer car.
State Trooper Joe TUCKER of the Peru post reported that Cash attempted to pull his car back onto the highway after the right front wheel dropped off onto the berm. The car skidded across the highway and struck the Confer late model Packard headon.

Tuesday, December 28, 1954

Harriett Stout
Mrs. Harriett STOUT, 98, native of Cass county, died Monday at the Soldiers home, Lafayette, after a lengthy illness. Among the survivors is a cousin, Belva MILLER, of this city.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chase-Miller mortary in Logansport. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport.

Curtis Nellans
Final rites for Curtis NELLANS, 75, who died Sunday evening at his home in Mentone, will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Mentone Church of Christ. The Rev. Leslie GRANT will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the Johns funeral home.
The son of John and Emma NELLANS, he was born March 13, 1879, on a farm near Tippecanoe. His first wife, Ida L. SEIBERT, died in 1952 and he was married to Anna GREEN in 1954. He retired from farming a few years ago. Mr. Nellans was a member of the Church of Christ of Mentone.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth BERKEBYLE of Bourbon and Mrs. Velma HAAG of Crawford, N.J.; four sons, John [NELLANS] of Hammond, Hugh [NELLANS] of Illinois, Frank and Wayne [NELLANS] of Mentone; a sister, Mrs. M. KEYHOE of Tippecanoe, and two brothers, Earl and Herschel [NELLANS], both of Mendone, and eleven grandchildren.

Lee Nicewaner
Lee NICEWANER, 77. a retired railroader, was found dead this morning at his home, approximately one mile north of the Sheward Bridge on State Road 25, by Sheriff Laurance NORRIS and a neighbor, Ralph JERGENSMEYER.
Mr. Nicewaner's body was found slumped over in a living room rocking chair.
His wife was discovered unconscious in a rear bedroom of the home and rushed to the Woodlawn hospital here. She was immediately placed in an oxygen tent but no report on her condition was released by the hospital other than that she still was alive.
Sheriff Norris said that a coal furnace in the basement of the Nicewaner home had exploded, apparently sometime Sunday afternoon or night.
Cause of death was not immeditely determined, however, Coroner Dean STINSON unofficially ruled out any foul play, leaving carbon monoxide gas or a heart attack as the cause. Dr. Stinson said an autopsy would be performed this afternoon.
Sheriff Norris was summoned to the Nicewaner home about 10:45 o'clock this morning by Jurgensmeer after the mail man on the route told him that the Nicewanters had failed to remove Monday's mail from the box.
Norris and Jurgensmeer gained entrance to the house by prying open a rear kitchen window. The sheriff said fumes were still evident throughout the house.
The couple lived alone in the house and had no children. The only known relative was a sister-in-law of Mr. Nicewaner, Mrs. W. D. HUCKLEBERRY, 116 11th street, Logansport.
Dr. Stinson also ruled out any possibility of suicide. A search of the home revealed a letter addressed to a Rochester automobile firm written by Mr. Nicewaner and inquiring about purchasing a car for the purpose of "getting to town to get groceries." A total of $39 in bills and change was found in the house, which ws locked from the inside. All the sades were drawn.

Arlo Doran
Peru, Ind. -- Arlo "Toney" DORAN, 60, a retired farmer, died Sunday at his home, 366 West Seventh street, this city.
He was born April 26, 1894, in Cass county to D. W. and Frances (PERDUE) DORAN.
Included among the survivors are two daughters in this vicinity: Mrs. Virginia RAY, Rochester, and Mrs. Pauline BABB, Twelve Mile.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tursday at the Chase-Miller chapel, Peru. The Rev. Roy PHELPS will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.

Wednesday, December 29, 1954

Ralph E. Cover
Ralph E. COVER, 60, of Macy, died at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday in the Wabash Railroad Employees hospital, Peru. Mr. Cover was stricken while at work in Denver. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. At the time of his death he was employed as a section foreman for the Nickel Plate Railroad.
He was born Dec. 7, 1894, at Denver, Ind., to Perry and Alice (FLAGG) COVER. On March 21, 1917, he was married to Hilden OGREN a St. Joseph, Mich. Mr. Cover had been a resident of Macy for 20 years moving there from Peru. He was a member of the Denver Baptist church and BARE, an organization of the Railroad Brotherhood.
Surviving are his wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Betty KLAMPE, of Waseca, Minn.; Mrs. Alice HIVELY of Macy and Mrs. Marian GORDON of Rochester; three sons, Harvey A. COVER of Macy; Palmer F. COVER of Rochester and Jack J. COVER of Macy; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Fred O [COVER] and Harry R. COVER of Denver and a sister, Mrs. Esther M. BLAIR of Alden, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Friday at the residence in Macy. The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN of Denver will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy. Friends may call at the residence after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 30, 1954

William Moon
William MOON, 80, farmer residing near Kewanna, died at Woodlawn hospital this morning. He had been in ill health for the past three years.
He was born July 25, 1874, ner Leiters Ford to George and Jennie MOON. He was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church and I.O.O.F. lodge of Kewanna.
Survivors are his wife, the former Almeda ANDERSON; two sisters, Mrs. Ida ROUCH of Fulton and Mrs. Clara YELTON of South Bend; four brothers, Sam [MOON] of South Bend; Frank and Charles [MOON] of Leiters Ford and Jacob [MOON] of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Grass Creek EUB church. The Rev. L. K. McKINLEY will officiate. The body will be removed from the Harrison funeral home Friday morning to the Moon residence where friends may call.

Mrs. Elmer Easterday
Mrs. Mary CHAMBERLAIN of this city, has received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Elmer EASTERDAY, which occurred Wednesday morning ather home in Marion. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Marion.

Friday, December 31, 1954

Kenneth V. Fellers
Kenneth V. FELLERS, 53, Akron, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at his home. Death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a heart seizure. He had been a resident of Akron all his life. He was engaged in the electrical and plumbing business there.
Mr. Fellers was born in Akron on Oct. 10, 1901, and on June 18, 1924, he was married to Lena GEARHART at Rochester. His parents were Eron and Ellen (KERCHER) FELLERS.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two sons, Charles and Donald [FELLERS], both of Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Betty TULLIS and Mrs. Dorothy HARGER, both of Akron; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ada PEARSON of Toledo, O., and Mrs. Pearl LOHER, Akron. A brother preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be held at 3:30 p.m. EST Sunday at the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home until 1 p.m. Sunday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the hour of the services.

Lulu Nicewaner
Final rites were conducted Sunday for Mrs. Lee (Lulu) NICEWANER in Gilboa, O. She died Friday morning in the Woodlawn hospital here.
Mrs. Nicewaner was discovered Tuesday morning unconscious in her home five miles northeast of the city. Mr. Nicewaner was found dead in the living room of the home.
Coroner Dr. Dean STINSON said Mrs. Nicewaner died of pneumonia induced by carbon monoxide poison. A report of the autopsy on Mr. Nicewaner had not been received in his office today.
Sheriff Laurence NORRIS found the retired railroader and his wife Tuesday and reported that a coal furnace in the basement of the home had exploded, probably Sunday.
Only survivor of Mrs. Nicewaner is a sister, Mrs. Lucy NIEMIRE of Gilboa. The body was taken to the Chase-Miller Funeral Home in Logansport and later removed to Gilboa.

Ethel W. Miller
Mrs. Ethel W. MILLER, 70, Akron, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday in the Fairview hospital, LaPorte. She had been ill for the past seven months.
She was born Nov. 17, 1864 at Chicago to Frank and Christian DePFUHL. On Dec. 23, 1903, she was married to Roy MILLER at Kentland. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Methodist church of Mentone and the Order of Eastern Star of Mentone.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Byrd McPHERSON of LaPorte; a son, Roswell MILLER of Wabash; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Hazel SUNDERLAND of Chicago and a brother, Frances DePFUHL of Fort Wayne. Her husband died in 1945. A son also prceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.