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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

OBITUARIES

 

1955

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The News-Sentinel

1955

Monday, January 3, 1955

Elnora Esther Haines
Miss Elnora Esther HAINES, 57, died at 11:30 a.m. today at her home in Talma. She had resided in Talma for the past 14 years, moving there from Bethlehem neighborhood.
She was born May 26, 1897, in Newcastle township to John and Ida (COX) HAINES. She was a member of the Bethlehem church.
Survivors are two brothers, Herman [HAINES] of Shirley, Ind., and Howard [HAINES] of Mishawaka and two sisters, Mrs. Alva BURKETT of Mishawaka and Alice HAINES of Talma.
The body rests at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Vern Shipley
Vern SHIPLEY, 70, 1420 Main street, this city, died at 11:20 this morning at Woodlawn hospital. The body was removed to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

William J. Adams
Funeral services for William Jackson ADAMS, 83, retired farmer who died at 3 p.m. Sunday at his home in Kewanna, will be held at 1:30 p.m. CST Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. The Rev. Joseph DUX will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetry. He had been a resident of Union township for over 40 years.
The son of Enoch and Nancy (STONE) ADAMS, he was born Dec. 26, 1871, in Estil county, Kentucky. His first marriage ws to Nana Lou BURCH, who died in 1903. On Jan. 31, 1906, he was married to Ida ALDRIDGE, near Winchester, Ky. He was a member of the Ruckerville church, Ruckerville, Ky.
Survivors are his wife, at home; four children, Mrs. Retha BERRYMAN, of Peru; Orville Aldridge [ADAMS] of R.R. 4, Rochester; Arnold ADAMS, and Mrs. Ada HARRIS, both of Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret KERR and Mrs. Millie BURGER, both of Winchester, Ky.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Rufus O. Millow
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today for Rufus O. MILLOW, 71, in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Akron.
Mr. Millow, a retired employee of the Akron Fork and Hoe Company, died at his home at 10 p.m. Friday, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 18, 1881 to William and Matilda (GINN) MILLOW. On July 27, 1947, he was married to Gladys BOWMAN SAUSAMAN. Mr. Millow was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Akron, and the Modern Woodmen's lodge.
Survivors are his wife at home; three step-children, Mrs. Clara SPARKS of Idaville; Thomas BOWMAN with the U. S. Army in Germany; and Jack SAUSAMAN of Akron; a brother, Roy MILLOW, of Tippecanoe; and four grandchildren.

Tuesday, January 4, 1955

Glen F. Berger
Glen F. BERGER, 51, 213 Maple Avenue, Argos, died suddenly at 5:30 p.m. Monday of a heart attack, which he suffered at the Gafill gas station on South Michigan street, Argos. Mr. Berger, a driver of a DX gas truck, had just completed delivery of gasolne at the station and was preparing to depart when the attack came.
He had been a resident of Argos since 1936, coming there from Walkerton. He previously had resided in Wyatt and Woodland, Ind. He was a member of Argos Chapter of the Izaak Walton League.
He was born Jan. 1, 1903, at Wyatt, to Ferdinandf and Hermina BERGER. On Dec. 17, 1925, he was married to Sophia BUPP at Chicago.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three sons, Robert, Glen, Jr., and Kenneth [BERGER], all of Plymouth; a daughter, Shirley [BERGER], at home; his mother, Mrs. Hermina BERGER of Walkerton; four brothers, Griffin, Harley and Howard [BERGER], all of Argos, and Homer [BERGER] of Ardmore, Ind.; five sisters, Mrs. Frances CLARK of South Bend; Mrs. Mabel PERMAN of Culver; Mrs. Evelyn CAVENDER of Lakeville; Mrs. Gladys KEPCHA of Argos, and Mrs. Betty STEPRO of Walkerton, and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Paul STEIN of Plymouth will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Walter Vernon Shipley
Services for Walter Vernon "Vern" SHIPLEY, 71, 1420 Main street, this city, will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Mr. Shipley died at 11:20 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for the past 10 days. He was a retired barber and came to Rochester from Akron a few years ago.
He was born Aug. 21, 1883, to James and Mary (TOWNSEND) SHIPLEY. His wife, the former Faye GRUBE, preceded him in death in 1950.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Ethel GRAHAM of Tippecanoe and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Z. M. McDowell
Z. M. "Curley" McDOWELL, 74, died at midnight Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Virginia MILLER, of Huntington, Ind. His death was attributed to a heart ailment.
Mr. McDowell's wife, formerly Miss Reatha MOORE, of Rochester preceded him in death in 1952. They resided in Rochester for a brief time. He was a Spanish-American War veteran and a retired railroader.
Survivors are three sons, Harry, Richard and Max [McDOWELL], all of Huntington and the daughter above mentioned.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. EST Thursday at the Bailey funeral home in Huntington. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Mrs. Sam Ludy
Mr. and Mrs. Oren REDDICK have returned home from Greenville, Ohio, where on Monday afternoon they attended the funeral services of the latter's aunt, Mrs. Sam LUDY, who died Friday morning, Dec. 31.

Franklin J. Williams
Fulton county relatives have received word of the death of Franklin James WILLIAMS, 92, which occurred Sunday night at his daughter's home, 437 West Clark Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas. He had been ill but one day.
Born May 6, 1863, on a farm near Macy, he was the son of James and Catherine VANKIRK WILLIAMS. His wife, who preceded him in death, was the former Ella SLIFER of Macy. hH was a retired road contractor.
Survivors other than the daughter are two nieces, Mrs. Essie SOUTHERTON and Mrs. Myrtle ENYEART, both of Macy; a nephew, Jesse D. WILLIAMS of Leiters Ford and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Final rites were held this afternoon in Corpus Christi. Burial was made in a cemetery there.

Elmira Esther Haines
Funeral services for Elmira Esther HAINES, who died Monday morning at her home in Talma, will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Bethlehem church northeast of Rochester. The Rev. Harry SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, January 5, 1955

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Thursday, January 6, 1955

Henry Branaman
Henry BRANAMAN, 74, 308 South West street, Argos, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had been a patient there since Dec. 30. Mr. Branaman, a retired carpenter, had resided in Argos since 1946, coming there from South Bend. He also had resided in Rensselaer.
He was born Jan. 13, 1880, at Beck's Grove, Brown county, to Levi and Kathryn BRANAMAN. On Sept. 26, 1903, he was married to Blanche HOLMES at Bourbon. Mr. Branaman was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and was a member of the Claude Fish Encampment of Plymouth and the South Bend Masonic Lodge No. 294. He attended the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Pauline Van ARSDALE of Walkerton, Mrs. Kathryn SAITTA of Wichita Falls, Texas, Mrs. Beverly DICKINSON and Mrs. Betty JONES, both of Argos; five grandchildren; three brothers, Scott, Elmer and George [BRANAMAN], all of Columbus, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Mattie McGEE of Rensselaer and Mrs. Selia COY of Sebring, O.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Edward BOASE officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. The Argos Masons will conduct their rites at the graveside. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Agnes Disher
Rochester friends have just received word of the death of Mrs. Agnes DISHER which occurred Dec. 18, at her home in Indianapolis. She and her family spent many summers at their cottage, "Four Winds," on the east side of Lake Manitou.
Surviving are four sons, Earl, Richard and Gaylord [DISHER], all of Indianapolis, and Kenneth [DISHER], Tucson, Ariz., and nine grandchildren.
Final rites were held in Indianapolis.

Friday, January 7, 1955

Marvin Saxby
Mr. and Mrs. H. Gordon MILLER have returned home from Urbana, O., where they attended the funeral of Marvin SAXBY, who was a cousin of Mr. Miller. Mr. Saxby died at his home in Stratton Island, N.Y Jan. 1. Many people will remember Mr. Saxby as a member of the cast of Don McNeill's "Breakfast Club."

Saturday, January 8, 1955

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Monday, January 10, 1955

Darrell Allen Smith
Darrell Allen [SMITH], two-month-old son of Joseph D. and Dora CASLOW SMITH, 204 1/2 North Heston street, Knox, died at 5 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital. The child had been ill since birth.
He is survived by his parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest CASLOW of Rochester and Mr. and Mrs. John E. SMITH of Elnora, Ind.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Foster funeral home with Elders D. E. and John CASLOW officiating. Burial was made in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of Rochester.

John Henderson
John HENDERSON, 84, 315 Jay street, this city, died at 9 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Henderson suffered a stroke of paralysis Saturday morning at his residence. He had been in failing health for several years.
The son of Seth and Martha BROWN HENDERSON, he was born June 24, 1870, in Huntington county, Indiana. His wife, the former Lillian Mae McPHERRON, died Dec. 19, 1940. He had been a resident of Rochester since 1936, coming here from the Sand Hill community in Richland township. Mr. Henderson was a member of the Church of God of Rochester.
Survivors are a brother, Levi HENDERSON, this city; two sisters, Mrs. William STAYTON and Mrs. Charles McPHERRON, both of Mishawaka, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. L. E. POWELL in charge. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 11, 1954

Carl Wayne Branson
Carl Wayne [BRANSON], 18-month-old son of Carl and Patricia HURLBURT BRANSON, died Monday morning at his home in Bruce Lake.
Born in Fulton county, July 10, 1953, he is survived by his parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lovell HURLBURT of Bruce Lake and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. BRANSON of Hammond.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Final rites are incomplete.

Voy Simpson
Mrs. Sam BOWEN of this city has received word of the death of Mrs. Henry (Voy) SIMPSON, which occurred Sunday at her home in Omak, Wash. Death was caused by a heart seizure.
A former resident of Fulton county, Mrs. Simpson had resided in Washington since 1946. She is survived by her husband and eight children.

Isaac M. Shoemaker
Isaac M. SHOEMAKER, 98, of northeast of Akron, died at 5 p.m. Monday in Peru nursing home. He had been in ill health for the past few years and critical for three days. He had been a resident of Henry township and vicinity his entire life.
The son of Elias and Rebecca SHOEMAKER, he was born Feb. 27, 1856, at Beaver Dam. His wife, the former [Margaret] MILLER, died in 1932. Mr. Shoemaker was a retird farmer. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Peru.
Survivors are seven sons: Ralph [SHOEMAKER], of Glendive, Mont.; Earl, Floyd and Ted [SHOEMAKER], all of Los Angeles, Cal., Russell [SHOEMAKER], Peru; Lester [SHOEMAKER] Seneca Falls, NY., and Glen [SHOEMAKER], Cleveland, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Edna CHAPMAN of Los Angeles, Cal.; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
The body rests at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. EST at the Beaver Dam church with Rev. Charles OBERLIN and Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

Wednesday, January 12, 1955

2nd Lt Bobby Gene Leedy
The Air Force Monday informed Mr. and Mrs. John H. LEEDY of Mexico that their son, Second Lt. Bobby Gene LEEDY, 25, died Sunday in a plane crash at Japan.
Details of the crash were not given in the telegram, sent to the parents by Brig. Gen, B. J. Reeves of the U. S. Air Vorce.
Lt. Leedy had been in the service since Nov. 3, 1947, and served at Hickman Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, during the Korean War. He received his training at Waco, Texas and Las Vegas, Nev.
During the war he served as a flight engineer on a C-97, used to transport wounded back to this country, and he later returned to the U. S. to complete his air cadet training, rceiving his pilot's wings and a commission in February, 1954. The following month Lt. Leedy was sent to Japan.
Lt. Leedy was born Oct. 1, 1929, in Mishawaka to John H. and Mabel Zorah (BALL) LEEDY. He was graduated from the Jefferson township high school at Mexico in 1947 and was a member of the Mexico Baptist church.
Surviving are the parents, two brothers, John LEEDY, Jr., Peru, and Terry Lee [LEEDY] at home.

Thursday, January 13, 1955

[no obits]

Friday, January 14, 1955

Lynn E. Weller
Final rites for Lynn E. WELLER, 59, R.R. 4, Peru, who died Wednesday night at the Bluffton Clinic, will be held at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru. The Rev. A. C. UNDERWOOD and the Rev. Jack ROBBINS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.
Mr. Weller, a veteran of World War I, was a member of the Gilead Methodist church and the DAV of Logansport. He was born June 12, 1895, in Macy to Henry and Geneva (LAMBERT) WELLER. In 1934, he was married to Vernice CULP.
Included among other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Ruth SAMPSEL of Rochester and Mrs. Ines HOPPES of Macy.

Saturday, January 15, 1955 to Tuesday, January 18, 1955

[no obits]

Wednesday, January 19, 1955

Lewis H. Cleland
Lewis Herman "Mike" CLELAND, 69, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday at his home, two-and-a-half miles north of this city on U.S. 31. He had been in ill health for six months and seriously ill during the past week. Practically his entire life was spent in Rochester and vicinity.
He was born June 2, 1885, at Macy to John Wesley and Cynthia (NORMAN) CLELAND. On March 11, 1911, he was married to Readah BALDWIN, who preceded him in death on March 20, 1944. A farmer, Mr. Cleland was a member of the Rochester Eagles Lodge.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Belva LARGE of Culver; Mrs. Virginia TIPPY of Angola, and Mrs. Barbara CLEVENGER of this city; four sons, Joe and Lewis [CLELAND] of Mishawaka; George [CLELAND] of Fulton, and Glenn [CLELAND] of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Mary MORTIMER, of Moline, Ill.; two brothers, Wilshire [CLELAND] of North Bend, Ore., and James [CLELAND] of Detroit; fourteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Friday at the Rochester Christian church. The Rev. John W. DAVIS of Tyner will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Barney A. Butler
Barney A. BUTLER, 82, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at his home 504 1/2 North Main street, this city. He had been in failing health for some time and critically ill for only eight hours. Mr. Butler was a carpenter and had resided in Rochester for practically all of his life.
He was born May 29, 1872, in Miami county, Ind. His parents were William and Catherina (PENCE) BUTLER. His first marriage was to Pearl SAMPSELL in 1896, who preceded in death on March 17, 1907. On Sept. 17, 1910 he was wed to Clarisa LARGE at Athens. She died on June 29, 1949.
Survivors are three sons, Jesse [BUTLER] of Jonesboro, Claude and Ted [BUTLER], both of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Helen HENNING and Mrs. Bell WROBLEWSKI both of South Bend; three brothers, George [BUTLER], of Rochester, Charles [BUTLER] of Gilead, and Milo [BUTLER] of Inwood; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. All of the children were from his first marriage. One son died in infancy.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funera home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, January 20, 1955

Barney Butler
Funeral services for Barney BUTLER, 82, who died Tuesday night at his home on North Main street will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. George CRANE will officiate and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.

Charles N. Spect
Graveside rites for Charles N. SPECT, 86, who died Wednesday at his home in Huntington, W. Va., will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Donald DECKER will officiate.
For many years, Mr. Spect resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou. His wife, the former Ada TUCKER, died in 1947. He was a member of the Rochester Moose lodgte. The body is being returned to the Foster funeral home.

Friday, January 21, 1955

Robert R. Tomlinson
A Kewanna pioneer businessman Thursday morning was crushed to death when a car jack slipped, allowing the vehicle to fall across his chest.
Robert R. TOMLINSON, 64, who had operated the Kewanna garage for 35 years, was found dead beneath the car about 10:30 o'clock with the front end of the car on which he was working across his body. Henry MONTZ, Kewanna service station operator, aided in removing the car from the body.
Fulton County Coroner Dr. Dean STINSON reported that death was caused by a crushed chest and intrnal injuries.
A native of Cedarville, O., he was born Jan. 9, 1891, son of Moses and Elizabeth BAKER TOMLINSON. He was married to Lelia LEASURE on Dec. 26, 1914. From 1908 to 1913 he served in the Navy aboard the USS Louisiana as a mechanic.
Mr. Tomlinson was a past master of the Kewanna Masonic order and a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. CST at the Harrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery with Masonic graveside rites.
Survivors are the widow and four daughters, Mrs. Lois KUMLER, Mrs. Mildred McCOLLEY, Mrs. Ruth ANDERSON and Mrs. Bess REASON, all of Kewanna. Also ten grandchildren. A son died in infancy.

Eva L. Martin
Mrs. Eva L. MARTIN, 74, died Thursday afternoon at the Rochester nursing home after a lingering illness. A former resident of Fulton, she had moved to South Bend where she resided for 40 years.
The daughter of Dr. John and Eunice GRAY RICHARDS, she was born June 19, 1880, in Wabash county. She was married to Arthur MARTIN, who died in 1942. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Baptist church in South Bend. Survivors are a son, George [MARTIN], Minneapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Gail SHORTER, Plymouth; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Eldorado HOLMES and Mrs. Marie HENDERSON, both of Arizone.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Snday at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. R. H. TURNER will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Dan Shobe
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. "Herb" SHOBE of this city have received word of the death of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Dan SHOBE, which occurred Thursday at her home in Hammond. Death followed a stroke suffered some time ago.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Saturday in the Huber funeral home, Hammond. Several relatives from Rochester and vicinity will attend the rites.

Voy Simpson
Mrs. Voy BAILEY SIMPSON, former resident of Fulton county, died Jan. 8, at her home in Omak, Wash. She had been in ill health for several months.
She was born Aug. 21, 1892, at Ortenville, Minn., and on Sept. 20, 1913, was married to Henry D. SIMPSON at Omak. They moved to Indiana in 1921, and lived in this state for 24 years. Mrs. Simpson was a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are her husband; children, Mrs. Shirley BARKMAN of Elkhart; Richard [SIMPSON] of Kodiak, Alaska; Mrs. Betty FAY of Seattle, Wash.; Neil [SIMPSON] of Seattle; Mrs. Barbara DAVIDSON of McCleary, Wash.; Mrs. Leda DYKE of Fayetteville, Ark., and Neida SIMPSON of Seattle.
Funeral services were held Jan. 14 and burial was in the Omak Memorial cemetery.

Saturday, January 22, 1955

Elmore Carpenter
Elmore CARPENTER, 88, of Akron, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday at the home of his son, Lloyd CARPENTER, of Star City. He had been seriously ill for the past few days. Mr. Carpenter, was engaged in farming east of Akron until he retired several years ago.
He was born May 3, 1866, in Fulton county to Benjamin and Eliza (POLLOCK) CARPENTER. His wife, the former Mary Etta HOLMES, died in Nov. 1953. Mr. Carpenter was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are the son, Lloyd CARPENTER of Star City; a grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home of Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William Funk
William FUNK, 80, of 427 Indiana avenue died at 9 p.m. Friday evening at Woodlawn hospital. The body was taken to Foster funeral home. Funeral arrangements and a full obituary report will be carried in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Monday, January 24, 1955

Arthur J. Ward
Arthur J. WARD, 80, of R.R. 1, Macy, died at 10 p.m. Sunday at Dukes hospital, Peru, following four months' illness. He had been a resident of the Macy community practically all his life. He followed the carpentry trade.
The son of James and Susan (NEWTON) WARD, he was born July 30, 1874 in Miami county. In Feb. 1899 he was married to Laura MURPHY, who died in 1914. His second marriage was Sept. 5, 1917 to Goldie CONFER, who survives. Mr. Ward was a member of the Ebenezer church.
Other survivors are the following children: Mrs. Marie BOOKS of Akron; James W. [WARD] of New York city; Mrs. Ruth MILLS of Graybill, Ind.; Robert E. [WARD] of Richmond, Va.; Albert J. [WARD] of Arlington, Cal., and Walter L. [WARD] of Akron; a brother, Albert N. WARD of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Lenora WILDMAN of near Macy; fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Ebenezer church, two miles north of Denver. The Rev. Gary ALBRITTON and the Rev. Walter CROSLEY will officiate and burial will be in the adjacent cemetery.
Friends may call at the McCain funeral home in Denver after 1 p.m. Tuesday until an hour prior to the services, during which time the body will lie in state at the church.

William H. Arnold
William H. ARNOLD, 84, died Saturday at the Langer nursing home, Peru. He had been in ill health for a year. Practically all of his life had been spent in the Macy community.
He was born Sept. 15, 1870, in Miami county to Isaac and Caroline ARNOLD. Mr. Arnold was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Thre nieces survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Jack FAWLEY in charge. Burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton until 1 p.m. Tuesday at which time the body will be taken to the church.

A. Berl Lozier
Funeral services for Alpheus (Berl) LOZIER, 57, R.R. 2, Bourbon, will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday in the Summit Chapel, near Bourbon.
Lozier died of a heart attack which he suffered Saturday afternoon while driving his car. He was stricken while on State Road 331 south of Tippecanoe. His wife and daughter, Merial Ann [LOZIER], 16, who were riding with him, were not injurd when the car left the road.
State officers said the family told them Lozier suddenly slumped over the wheel as he was driving south. The car ran through a guard rail and fence before coming to a stop in a field. Marshall County Coroner Dr. Otis BOWEN pronounced death due to a heart seizure.
Lozier was born in Tippecanod township, Marshall county, Jan. l8, 1898. He married Dorothy F. CRUM of Plymouth Oct. 30, 1922.
Survivors arehis wife and daughter, at home; two other daughters, Mrs. Emmitt CARPENTER, R.R. 5, Rochester and Mrs. Dale BLACKFORD, Tippecanoe; his father, Frank LOZIER, Orlando, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. Paul WHEADON, Rochester; Mrs Roy HARLER, South Bend; Mrs. Ralph WILLIS, Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. Harold BRADBURY, Warsaw, and Mrs. Wendell LONG, Bourbon; four brothers, Harley, Carl, Robert and Charles [LOZIER], all of Bourbon, and six grandchildren.

William Funk
Funeral services for William FUNK, 70, 427 Indiana avenue, this city, who died Friday evening at Woodlawn hospital, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Southern funeral home, St. Louis, Mo. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, St. Louis.
Mr. Funk came to Rochester four years ago following the death of his wife, Dora [FUNK]. For many years he was employed as a street car motorman in St. Louis.
He was born April 18, 1874, at Kalida, O., to Abraham and Mary Jane FUNK.
Survivors are a brother, Sam FUNK, this city; two sisters, Rose F. SALES, Aurora, Ill., and Susan FREDERICK, Des Plaines, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, January 25, 1955

Ed Davis
Mr. and Mrs. William WAGONER, R.R. 6, have received word of the death of Ed DAVIS, which occurred Jan. 13 at his home in Indianapolis. Several years ago Mr. Davis owned and operated a farm northeast of Rochester. For a number of years he owned a rooming and boarding house in Indianapolis.
Final rites were held in Indianapolis Jan. 15. A daughter resides in Gary.

Wednesday, January 26, 1955 to Thursday, January 27, 1955

[no obits]

Friday, January 28, 1955

Emma Olinger
Mrs. Emma OLINGER, well-known resident of this city, died at 12:55 p.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tom WESTWOOD, west of Rochester. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Emma Zeiger
Mrs. Emma ZEIGER, 70, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth. Death was due to a stroke which she had suffered three-and-a-half weeks ago. She had been a resident of Marshall county for the past eight years, moving there from Mishawaka.
A native of Canada, she was born in Ontario, May 31, 1884. Mrs. Zeiger was a member of the St. Michael church, Plymouth.
Survivors are her husband, Louis ZEIGER, at home, and the following children Frances ZEIGER of Chicago; Louis J. [ZEIGER], of Mishawaka; Joseph A. {ZEIGER], of Rochester; Charles [ZEIGER], of Grand Marais, Minn., Henrietta [ZEIGER] of Fort Wayne; Paul [ZEIGER] of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Virginia TRIPPEL of Mishawaka; Richard [ZEIGER] of Bremen, and John [ZEIGER], at home.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Church, Mishawaka, with burial in the St. Joseph cemetery, Mishawaka. Friends may call at the Thallemer funeral home, Mishawaka.

Homer E. Imler
Rochester relatives received word early today of the death of Homer E. "Jack" IMLER, 77, Logansport, which occurred at 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening at his home. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
He was a retired salesman of fire apparatus equipment and was well known throughout northern Indiana. He was born in Ohio Aug. 3, 1877.
His wife, who survives, was formerly Lynne G. GROVE of Talma. Oliver GROVE, Rochester, Lou GROVE, Talma, and Arch GROVE, Logansport, are brothers-in-law of the deceased.

Saturday, January 29, 1955

Elma Olinger
Funeral services for Mrs. Elma J. (GREGORY) OLINGER, 83, who died at 12:55 p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harriet WESTWOOD, R.R. 4, Rochester, will be held at 2:30 p.m. EST Sunday at the St. Paul's EUB church. The Rev. Bevis HILL will officiate and burial will be in the Antioch cemetery.
She was born Nov. 9, 1871, in Fulton county to Richard and Judy (FERGUSON) GREGORY. Her first marriage was to Martin KING and following his death she was wed to Dan OLINGER. Mr. Olinger also preceded her in death. Mrs. Olinger was a member of the St. Paul's EUB church, of this city.
Mrs. Olinger, who resided at 1123 Main street, Rochester, had resided with her daughter during her last illness. She had been in failing health for the past two and a half years.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Harriet WESTWOOD, R.R. 4, and Mrs. Lucile FUNK, R.R. 6, Rochester; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until an hour before the services at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Monday, January 31, 1955

Lewis J. Carter
Lewis J. CARTER, 44, 307 Short street, Argos, died at 3:30 a.m. today in the Osteopathic Hospital, South Bend. Mr. Carter underwent major surgery Friday. He had been in failing health for the past year. He had resided in Argos for 14 years coming there from Culver.
The son of Thomas and Bessie CARTER, he was born July 27, 1908, in Darke county, O. He was married to Mildred MARSH at Plymouth on May 30, 1936. Mr. Carter was an employee of the Bendix Corporation of South Bend. He was a member of the Argos Masonic Lodge.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Richard and Phillip [CARTER], all at home; his mother, Mrs. Bessie EISENMANN, Winchester; a sister, Mrs. Ralph OWENS, Winchester, and two brothers, Raymond CARTER, Anderson, and Ernest CARTER, Winchester.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after noon Tuesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, February 1, 1955

Lester J. Carter
Funeral services for Lester J. CARTER, Argos, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home,Argos. The Rev. Edward BOASE will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. The Argos Masonic Lodge will assist in the rites.

Ivan Miller
Dr. Otis BOWEN, coroner of Marshall county, returned a verdict of suicide late Monday in the death of Ivan MILLER, 56, of near Tippecanoe, who was found dead of a shotgun wound at 9:40 a.m. Monday in his car three miles southeast of Tippecanoe.
Miller, an employee of the Mentone elevator, had left for work at 6 a.m. The coroner stated his death occurred at around 6:30 a.m. The motor of his car was running and the lights were still on when his body was discovered.
He was born March 14, 1898, on a farm near Mentone. On March 3, 1923, he was married to Mary Catherine BRANDENBURG, who died on Aug. 7, 1940. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges.
Survivors are two sons, Franklin [MILLER], Warsaw, and Charles [MILLER], R.R. 2, Rochester; three stepchildren, Ernest WARREN, Cutler; Gladys WALTER, Rockfield; Ray WARREN, Peru; five brothers, John [MILLER], Bourbon; Ed [MILLER], Akron; Joe [MILLER], Tippecanoe; Everett [MILLER], Plymouth, and Melvin [MILLER], Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Lola OVERHAULT, Warsaw; Mrs. Mary MARSHALL, Mentone, and Mrs. Julia DENNY, Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Zion Pentecostal church in Warsaw. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.

Wednesday, February 2, 1955

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Thursday, February 3, 1955

Lt. Bobby Gene Leedy
Peru, Ind.--The body of Lt. Bobby Gene LEEDY arrived in Peru this morning and ws taken to the Drake-Flowers funeral home.
Lt. Leedy, 25, Mexico, was killed in an airplane crash Jan. 9 in Japan.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Mexico Baptist church Friday afrternoon at 4 o'clock and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
Military services will be held at the graveside by airmen from the O'Hare Air Force Base, Chicago.
Lt. Leedy is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. [John H. ] LEEDY; two brothers, John LEEDY, Jr., and Terry Lee LEEDY; a grandmother, Mrs. George BELL of Mexico, and a grandfather, Burchard LEEDY, of Lake Manitou.

Friday, February 4, 1955

Harmon Abshire
Harmon ABSHIRE, 81, retired farmer of Twelve Mile, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday in the Dukes Hospital, Peru, where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. He had been a resident of Cass county his entire life.
The son of Mark and Lorindia (PETERMAN) ABSHIRE, he was born Jan. 19, 1874, in Bethlehem township, Cass county. On Dec. 20, 1904, he was married to Emma CRAWFORD.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two sons, Mark [ABSHIRE], LaCrosse, and John [ABSHIRE], Logansport; one daughter, Mrs. Orell SHAND, Kalamazoo, Mich.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Goldie MORROW, R.R. 5, Logansport.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. CST Sunday at the Bethlehem Methodist church. The Rev. Everett NIXON assisted by the Rev. Charles BIRCHMIER will officiate and burial will be in the Green Lawn cemetery at Mexico.
The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home to the Abshire residence Saturday morning. Friends may call at the residence.

Saturday, February 5, 1955

Bert H. Cole
Bert H. COLE, 78, well-known retired farmer, died at 2 a.m. today at his home, 128 West Seventh street, this city. He had been in failing health for the past five months. He had been a resident of Rochester and vicinity for 57 years coming here from Homer, Ill.
The son of George and Lavina (GIBSON) COLE, he was born Oct. 6, 1876, near Homer, Ill. He was married to Della ROBBINS May 7, 1902 in this city. Mr. Cole was a member of the Grace Methodist church of this city.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Frederick PERSCHBACHER, this city; a son, Harold COLE, Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Marilyn COLE, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Theodore WHITE, Winchester; Mrs. Willard JACKSON, Frankfort; Mrs. Edna KEYES, Peru, and Mrs. Stant THOMPSON, Carmel; a brother, Frank COLE, Indianapolis and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemeter. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, February 7, 1955

Carrie A. Overmyer
Carrie Allen OVERMYER, 59, Mishawaka, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka. He had been seriously ill for the past year. He moved from Fulton county to St. Joseph county 26 years ago.
The son of Henry and Louise OVERMYER, he was born Jan. 31, 1896, at Tiosa. On March 10, 1918 he was married to Etta BECK. Mr. Overmyer for 28 years was employed as a police guard at the Studebaker plant. He was a member of the Brethren church of Tiosa.
Survivors are his wife at home; two daughters, Mrs. Howard SHERK, R.R. 2, Bremen, and Clara Belle OVERMYER, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie BECK, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Sarah BARNHART, Tiosa; two brothers, GEorge and Henry OVERMYER, Mishawaka, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. D. James FITZHUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.
The body will be brought from the Bubb funeral home, Mishawaka, Tuesday afternoon, to the Foster funeral home where it will lie in state after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Charles H. Bain
Charles H. "Bunny" BAIN, 77, of South Mud Lake, died in the St. John's Hospital, Anderson, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage three hours prior to his death.
A retired C. & O. railroad man, he had owned and operated a boat landing at South Mud Lake for the past several years. He came here from Pillsbury, Minn. a number of years ago.
He was born Sept. 29, 1877, to William and Lottie (PERLEY) BAIN. He is survived by his wife, the former Iris ALLIS.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. Avery MILEY in charge. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lavina McMillen
Mrs. Lavina McMILLEN, 70, life-long resident of Henry township, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at her home in Akron. She had been in failing health for several years.
She was born July 21, 1884, the daughter of Erwin and Rebecca (STEELE) SMITH. In 1930 she was married to George McMILLEN. Mrs. McMillen was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband, at home, three daughters, Mrs. Joe BOLLEY of Akron, Mrs. Ray SMITH of Mentone, and Mrs. Edgar IGOE of Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Dennis LeHEW. Mrs. Maude GRANDSTAFF, and Mrs. Scott PHILLIPS, all of Warsaw; three brothers, Vernon SMITH of Peru and Herbert and George SMITH, both of Warsaw. Two grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeralhome, Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, February 8, 1955

Henry P. Berger
Henry P. BERGER, 96, pioneer resident of Perry township, Miami county, died Monday morning at Dukes Hospital, Peru, from coronary thrombosis. He had been critically ill for the past few days. A retired farmer, he resided on R.R. 2, Macy.
He was born Feb. 19, 1858, in Perry township to Henry and Lavina (SWANK) BERGER. On March 6, 1887, he was married to Viola BUTT, who survives. Mr. Berger was a member of the Olive Branch church.
Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ethel CLEMANS, Mrs. Frank WHISLER and Mrs. Fayne FLENNER, all of Macy; ten grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. One son and a brother preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Ebenezer church. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and the Rev. Walter CROSBY will officiate. Burial will be in the Mexico cemetery.
The body was taken from the Sheetz funeral home in Akron to the residence at noon today where friends may call. It will also lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Hugh G. Boruss
William LOCKHART, of the Loyal community, received word this morning of the death of his son-in-law, Hugh G. BORUSS, which occurred earlier today at his home in Kokomo.
Mr. Boruss formerly resided in Fulton and is well known in that section of the county.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Kokomo.

Jesse M. Wolf
Jesse M. WOLF, 94, a lifetime resident of Rochester and vicinity, died at 6 a.m. today at the home of his niece, Mrs. Everett GREATHOUSE, 127 East Fourth street. Mr. Wolf had made his home with the Greathouses for the past month, when he became critically ill.
For many years Mr. Wolf resided on a farm on the southwest shore of Lake Manitou. A part of this property is now Overstreet's resort and boat landing. This section of the lake for the past half century had been known as Wolf's Point. He retired several years ago and moved to Rochester.
Mr. Wolf was born March 17, 1860, in Rochester township. He was maried to Myrtle BALL on Jan. 16, 1887. His wife preceded in death in June, 1945.
Survivors are one brother, Albert WOLF of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

William Emmons
Final rites for William EMMONS, 62, Leiters Ford, who died Sunday evening at the Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne, will be held at 1:30 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.
He was born July 25, 1892, at Talma to Charles and Pearl (NORRIS) EMMONS. Mr. Emmons was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors are his wife, Grace [EMMONS], Leiters Ford; a son, Marvin K. EMMONS of Walkerton; a daughter, Mrs. Medrith SNYDER of South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie LISEY of Kewanna; Mrs. Maude DILLON and Mrs. Annabelle DREW, both of South Bend; four brothers, Carl, Don and Bob [EMMONS], all of South Bend, and Harold [EMMONS] of Detroit, and five grandchildren. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.

Wednesday, February 9, 1955

Elbridge H. Roberts
Several Rochester friends will attend the funeral services for Elbridge H. ROBERTS, at 2 p.m. EST Thursday in DeMoney & Son funeral home, Columbia City.
Mr. Roberts, former resident of this city, died Sunday afternoon at St. Petersburg, Fla. Death resulted from a heart attack. he had been in failing health for the past year.
The former local citizen was owner of the Columbia City Oil Company and also was engaged in the real estate business. During his few years of residency in Rochester, he was in the real estate business with his brother, Pat [ROBERTS]. The Robertses left Rochester about 28 years ago.
Survivors are his wife and one daughter, Catherine [ROBERTS], both of Columbia City; a brother, Pat ROBERTS, South Bend, and other relatives.

Thursday, February 10, 1955

Mary E. Whittenberger
Mrs. Mary E. WHITTENBERGER, 93, died at 7 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home. She had been in failing health for the past 10 years. Mrs. Whittenberger had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Allee GERARD of Warsaw. She and her family resided in Rochester a number of years ago.
She was born Dec. 13, 1861 in Pennsylvania and in June 1886 was married to John W. WHITTENBERGER. He preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1928. Mrs. Whittenberger was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. GERARD of Warsaw; Mrs. Pauline SPARKS, of this city; Mrs. Ruth SHELTON of Hendersonville, N.c.; three grandsons and one great-grandson.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton.

Catherine Smeltzer
Mrs. Catherine SMELTZER, 98, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient for the past nine months. Since the death of her husband in 1937, she had made her home with her three children. Her last residency was with her son, the Rev. John SMELTZER in Akron.
She was born Dec. 2, 1856, in Hamilton county, Ind.,and in 1877 was married to Moses SMELTZER. Her parents were Christian and Barbara HEINY. Mrs. Smeltzer was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are two sons, Harry SMELTZER of Culver; the Rev. John SMELTZER, now of Richmond; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence McCLINTOCK, of Noblesville; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. CST Saturday at the Church of the Brethren of Akron, and the Rev. John FRYER of Arcadia will officiate and burial will be in the Crownland cemetery, Noblesville.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, until 10 a.m. Friday.

Friday, February 11, 1955

Mary E. Whittenberger
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. WHITTENBERGER, 93, Warsaw, who died in the Rochester nursing home Thursday morning, will be held at 1:30 p.m. EST, Monday, at the Foster funeral home.
The Rev. Edward McCANSE of Wrsaw will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the fneral home after noon Sunday.
Ernest Parker
Funeral services for Ernest PARKER, Detroit, former Fulton county resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in that city. Death was caused by carcinoma.
Survivors are his wife,Detroit, and a brother, Ira BAKER [?], R.R. 1, Rochester.

Arthur Pendleton
Arthur PENDLETON, Plymouth, died at 1:15 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital, that city. Mr. Pendleton formerly resided in Rochester and for several years was employed as a driver for the American Express Company. His wife was the former Vera RUSH of this city.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at the Danielson and Van Gilder funeral home, Plymouth. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Emma L. Chalk
Mrs. Emma L. CHALK, 82, died at 9 p.m. Thursday at her home in Fulton. She had been seriously ill for the past month. Mrs. Chalk had been a lifetime resident of Fulton and Liberty township.
Born Sept. 18, 1872, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Michael and Louisa DUNKEL COOPER. On Jan. 21, 1896, she was married to Harry CHALK. He preceded her in death in December, 1953.
Survivors are a son, Albert [CHALK], Macy; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah McCROSKY of Fulton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire funeral home. The Rev. Donald ABBEY will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William R. Teel
William R. TEEL, 69, retired farmer of near Macy, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday. He had been seriously ill for the past two weeks with a heart ailment.
Mr. Teel was born in Cass county, Sept. 9, 1885 to James Robert and Sarah (KINDIG) TEEL. On March 31, 1919 he was married to Jessica Ellen LOCKWOOD. He was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.
Survivors are his wife, at home; the following children: Mrs. Velma Glen DENNING, Indianapolis; Mrs. Mary WIDEMAN, North Grove, Ind.; Glen TEEL, near Macy; Joseph E. TEEL, R.R. 1, Macy; a brother, Jess [TEEL], Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Maude GEE, Alexandria; three half-sisters, Mrs. Lydia JOHNSON, Elwood; Mrs. Mary CRAMER, Atwood and Mrs. Mable HENDERSON, of Tennessee and twelve grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Perrysburg Baptist church with the Rev. Jack YARIAN and the Rev. Ben LOWTHER in charge. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.

Sarah Irene King
Sarah Irene KING, 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey KING, R.R. 2, Rochester, met instant death at 2:15 a.m. today when the auto which she was driving was hit by an eastbound freight train at a grade crossing in Tippecanoe, Marshall county.
Miss King, who was employed at the Bendix Corporation, South Bend, had taken a fellow worker to her home and was enroute home when the accident occurred.
State Patrolman Jack BEAUVOIS and Sheriff Harvey PHILLIPS of Plymouth, who investigated the accident, said there was a slight raise at the crossing. It is believed Miss King may have lost control of her car for an instant and skidded into the fast moving freight on the snow and ice which returned to this area Thursday afternoon and brought five-below zero temperatures.
The daughter of Dewey and Sarah (LONG) KING, she was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Marshall county.
Survivors are the parents; two brothers, Charles [KING] of Bourbon, and Tommy [KING] at home; one sister, Mrs. Isabelle VANDERWEELE, Argos; and her grandmother, Mrs. Ella KING.
Friends may call at the Beigh funeral home, Bourbon, after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Community church in Tippecanoe with the Revs. Gordon REESE of Tippecanoe and Chester DODEN of Mentone officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery, Tippecanoe.
The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the funeral.

Saturday, February 12, 1955

Phill A. Miller
Phill A. MILLER, 61, died at 6:45 a.m. today at his home on R.R. 1, Rochester, near City Pa;rk. He had been critically ill since Jan. 1. All his life had been spent in Rochester and vicinity with the exception of a few years' residency in LaPorte.
He was born May 8, 1893, in the Ebenezer neighborhood southeast of Rochester. On March 24, 1917, he was married to Thelma BLACKETOR. Mr. Miller was employed as a farmer and construction worker.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Audrey [MILLER], and a son Billy [MILLER], all at home; four other sons, Carl, Dick John and Dale [MILLER], all of Rochester; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Herman and L. G. MILLER, both of this city, and several nieces and nephews. A son, Loren MILLER, died in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. M. Richard MITCHELL of the First Baptist church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, February 14, 1955

Phill Miller
Final rites for Phill A. MILLER, 63, were held at 2 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Miller, the son of John M. and Panthier BLACKETOR MILLER, was born May 8, 1891, on a farm in the Ebenezer neighborhood southeast of this city. He was married to Velma HORTON, March 24, 1917.

Lottie Mae Brooks
Mrs. Lottie Mae BROOKS, 84, Disko, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been critically ill for five weeks. Practically all her life had been lived in Disko and vicinity.
She was born May 22, 1870, to John and Sarah (WILLIAMS) HEISLMAN and on Feb. 10, 1892, she was married to Jesse BROOKS. Mrs. Brooks was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include the following children: Mrs. Pearl MENDENHALL of Rich Valley; Mrs. Clara HITTLER of North Manchester; Mrs. Goldie BROWN of Warsaw; Ernest BROOKS of South Bend; Mrs. Daisy FLECK of Marion; Mrs. Birdella DAVENPORT of North Manchester; Jesse BROOKS, Jr., of Kempton, O.; Mrs. Elsie FLOHR of Akron, and Mrs. Wildea PRICE of North Manchester; 102 grandchildren and a brother, Wilfred HEISLMAN of Wabash. Two children preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at the Silver Creek Bethel church with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH in charge.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home up until noon Tuesday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state for an hour prior to the services.

Alice R. Miller
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice R. MILLER, 86, Kewanna, who died Saturday morning at the Rochester nursing home, were held at 1:30 p.m. CST today at the Kewanna Methodist church with the Rev. Frank BRIGGS in charge. Mrs. Miller had been an invalid for the past 10 years.
She was born on June 3, 1868, to Gottlieb and Magdalena (LUST) HUBER at Kewanna. In Aug. 1892, she was married to William S. MILLER, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and Eastern Star.
Surviving are four sons: Robert H. [MILLER], of Kewanna; Elias [MILLER], Rochester; Donald H. [MILLER], Park Forest, Ill., and Hubert C. [MILLER], Hankinson, N.D.; a daughter, Mrs. Rayne SNYDER, South Bend; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a brother, John HUBER, South Bend.

Tuesday, February 15, 1955

Ellen McCann
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen McCANN, 88, former Fulton county resident who died Sunday in a nursing home in Akro, O., will be held Wednesday morning in Akron.
She was born in Grass Creek, the daughter of Robert and Mary McLOCHLIN. Her husband, John McCANN, died several years ago.
Survivors are four children, Mrs. Helen BAKER, Mrs. Alma SMITH and Thomas McCANN, all of Ohio, and Edwin [McCANN], California. Several nieces and nephews reside in Fulton and Cass counties.

Delbert Voreis
Delbert "Bert" [VOREIS], 73, died at 2:45 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth from a cerebral hemorrhage suffered Friday. He resided on a farm seven miles southwest of Argos.
A lifetime farmer in the Poplar Grove community, Mr. Voreis was born July 6, 1881, in Green township, Marshall county, the son of Jonas and Rachel VOREIS. He was married in 1906 to Lucie R. HISSONG, who survives.
He was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church.
Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Grace MOORE of Plymouth, and a brother, Oscar VOREIS, Sycamore, Ill.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at the Poplar Grove Methodist church with the Rev. Edward BOASE of Argos officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery next to the church.
The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where friends may call until noon Thursday. At that time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, February 16, 1955

Ollie Haschel
Mrs. Ollie (DAVIDSON) [OVERMYER] HASCHEL, of Leiters Ford died at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital this city. She had been in failing health for the past seven years.
Mrs. Haschel had been prominent in the business in Aubbeenaubbee township for over two score of years. She operated a general store in the village and was the founder of the Leiters Ford State bank. Ill health forced her retirement a few years ago.
She was born in Fulton county, the daughter of Charles and Sarah Jean (TRIMBLE) DAVIDSON. Her first marriage in 1902 was to Dr. B. F. OVERMYER, who preceded her in death in 1930. In 1935 she was married to Daniel R. HASCHEL who died in 1951.
Mrs. Haschel was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, the Rebekah Lodge and the O.E.S. of Rochester. She attended school at the Valparaiso and Terre Haute Teachers colleges and taught school in Aubbeenaubbee township for several years.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Martha ROUCH of Leiters Ford and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. CST Friday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with Rev. Louis HASKELL officiating. Burial will be in Leiters cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home up until 2 p.m. Thursday at which time the body will be taken to the residence to lie in state.

Robert Graham
Fulton county relatives have received word of the death of Robert GRAHAM, 55, which occurred at his home in Miami, Fla. A brother of Frank GRAHAM of Rochester, he died Saturday of a heart ailment.
He was born in Fulton County Nov. 2, 1898, to Perry and Minnie GRAHAM. He lived in the Fulton community for 21 years, moving to Fort Wayne and later to Miami.
Survivors are his wife, Eva [GRAHAM], a son, Robert [GRAHAM], of Miami; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry GRAHAM of Fulton; two sistrs, Mrs. Wilma ASPY of Kokomo, and Mrs. Blanche SHUPERT of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three brothers, Frank [GRAHAM] of Rochester; Fred [GRAHAM] of Akron, and Elmer [GRAHAM] of Church Falls, Va.
Final rites were held in Miami this afternoon.

Ralph Wilkinson
Ralph WILKINSON, 62, lifelong resident of this city, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at his home, 816 East 12th street. Death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a heart seizure.
He was born March 14, 1892, on a farm near Macy to William and Amanda (SAMPSON) WILKINSON. On March 24, 1920, he was married to Bessie LACHAW of this county. He was employed as a delivery truck driver for a number of years.
Mr. Wilkinson was a disabled veteran of World War I. He attended the Rochester Nazarene church.
Survivors are his wife at home; three daughters, Mrs. Donna MILLER of Denver, Ind.; Marian Frances WILKINSON at home, and Bonnie Jean WILKINSON of this city; two sons, Robert and Kenneth [WILKINSON], both of Rochester; a brother, R. W. WILKINSON of Utah; four grandchildren and several nieces.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Richard J. DICKSON will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Delbert Voreis
Final rites for Delbert VOREIS, farmer residing southwest of Argos, will be held at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at the Poplar Grove Methodist church. The Rev. Edward BOASE of Argos will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Etta May Wylie
Mrs. Etta May WYLIE, 78, died Wednesday morning at her home in Mishawaka following three months' illness.
She was born Feb. 17, 1876 in Fulton county to Henry and Nancy FENIMORE McMILLEN and on Feb. 14, 1899, was married to Robert W. WYLIE at Rochester. He preceded her in death in 1928. Ms. Wylie was a member of the Methodist church of Rochester and the Rebekah Lodge of this city.
Survivors are two daughters: Mrs. Don THOMSON of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Charles KNODERER of San Tome,Venezuela, S.A.; a son, George H. WYLIE of Benton Harbor, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Carrie JONES of Fulton; three brothers, Guy McMILLEN of Rochester; Harry McMILLEN of Spokane,Wash., and George McMILLEN of Mentone; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. EST Friday at the Bent-Sprague Chapel, Mishawaka. Dr. Stanley BUCK of Benton Harbor, Mich., will officiate and burial will be in the Fairview cemetery, Mishawaka. Friends may call at the chapel after noon Thursday.

Thursday, February 17, 1955

Noah Eversole
Noah EVERSOLE, 59, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home two miles south of Tippecanoe. Death, which came suddenly, was caused by a coronary occlusion. He had been in ill health for the past four years.
He was born April 9, 1895, in Marshall county, to Hiram and Elizabeth (LAUDEMAN) EVERSOLE. On Feb. 28, 1928, he was married to Minerva MAHONEY. He was engaged in farming in the vicinity of Tippecanoe his entire life.
Survivors are his wife at home; two sisters, Mrs. Esta LARGE of Tippecanoe; Mrs. Mary RITTENOUR of Plymouth and two brothers, Amos [EVERSOLE] of Chicago and Harry [EVERSOLE] of Colorado.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. EST, Saturday at the Reed funeral home, Mentone. The Rev. Richard McINTOSH will officiate and burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ruben G. Ball
Funeral services for Ruben George BALL, 68, who died Wednesday evening at his home near Logansport, will be held 2 p.m. CST Saturday at the Spring Creek Christian church in Cass county. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Friday, February 18, 1955

Ida Shipley
Mrs. Ida SHIPLEY, 94, died Thursday evening at the home of her son, Donald SHIPLEY of Cicero, Ill. She had been in failing health for the past few years. Mrs. Shipley resided in Akron and vicinity for a number of years and had many friends in that section of the county.
She was born May 28, 1860 in Miami county. Her parents were John and Dolly CRAIG. Her husband, Richard SHIPLEY, preceded her in death a number of years ago.
Survivors are one son, Donald, and a daughter, Mrs. Niles SCHRADER, both of Cicero, Ill.; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 10 a.m. EST Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be the Gaerte cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 19, 1955

Mary E. Lunsford
Mrs. Mary E. LUNSFORD, 90, for many years a resident of Fulton, died Friday afternoon in the Soldiers and Sailors home at Lafayette. She had resided in the home for the past five years.
Mrs. Lunsford was born near Deedsville, Dec. 3, 1864, to Emmar and Mary ROBBINS. In 1895 she was married to Joseph M. LUNSFORD, who died in 1922. She was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist church of Miami county.
Survivors are a son, Leon LUNSFORD, Rochester and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. CST Monday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. The Rev. Jack PAVEY will officiate and burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, February 21, 1955

Forrest Ginther
Forrest GINTHER, 61, well-known farmer of near Leiters Ford, died at 11 p.m. Sunday in a Logansport hospital. He had been in failing health for the past 10 years.
He was born in 1894 in Aubbeenaubbee township to George and Clementine (STEVENS) GINTHER.
Survivors are two brothers, Herman G. [GINTHER], of Leesburg and Ray [GINTHER] of Nappanee, ad a sister, Mrs. Margart KROHNS.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. EST Tuesday at the Foster funeral home, this city. The Rev. Louis HASKELL will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Infant Brown
Graveside services were held Sunday 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 Saturday evening. The Rev. Claude YOUNG conducted the last rites.

Glen (Reed)Baker
Mrs. Dondas MOHLER, 711 East Ninth Street, this city, has received word of the death of her brother, Glen (REED) BAKER, which occurred Sunday morning at his home in Milan, Ill. He had been in ill health for the past several months.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Merritt A. BAKER, he left Rochester about 50 years ago and for a number of years was employed at the U. S. Arsenal at Rock Island, Ill. He was born in Rochester on Jan. 27, 1885.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a sister, Mrs. Dondas (REED) MOHLER, and three brothers, Ed REED of Los Angeles, Cal., Harry REED of Rock Island, Ill., and George A. "Gar" REED of springfield, O.
Final rites will be held in Milan, Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 22, 1955

Charles Henry Field
Charles Henry FIELD, 44, Logansport, who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at the Roll-Arena skating rink Sunday evening, died at 6:23 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.
An employee of the Logan Machine plant, he had worked there for over 20 years in the production department. Mr. Field was a veteran of World War II, a member of Orient Lodge, No. 272, F. and A.M., the VFW and the U. S. Amateur Roller Skating Association. He was born in Logansport, March 30, 1910, to Louis N. and Edith Mae HENRY FIELD.
Survivors are his father, Louis FIELD of Logansport, an uncle and several cousins. The body rests at the Fisher funeral home, Logansport.

Frank Priest
Graveside rites for Frank PRIEST, 83, who died early today at the home of his sister, Mrs. Amy MARSHALL, of Whiting, Ind., will be held at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, 2 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Priest is a former resident of Fulton county.

Wednesday, February 23, 1955

Adolph Kroft
Adolph KROFT, 82, formerly of Akron, died this morning at a Muncie hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. EST from the Akron E.U.B. church. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Friday, at which time friends may call until the hour of the services.

Benjamin Franklin Priest
Graveside services for Benjamin Franklin "Frank" PRIEST, 83, former city resident, who died Tuesday morning at Whiting, will be held at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Lewis WILSON of the Whiting Methodist church will officiate.
Mr. Priest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor PRIEST, was born in Rochester Dec. 16, 1871. He was a member of the I.O.O.F, Eagles and Moose lodges. Mr. Priest left Rochester over 50 years ago.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Amy MARSHALL of Whiting; Mrs. Etta MACKEY of Hobart; Mrs. May HILL of Inwood, and Mrs. Della THRUSH, Milwaukee, Wis.; a brother, Arnold PRIEST of Michigan, and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Ed TETZLAFF, preceded him in death in 1938.

Daniel Nathan Pletcher
Daniel Nathan PLETCHER, two-year-old son of Clarence and Rev. Mrs. Virginia (MURRAY) PLETCHER, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Holy Family Hospital, LaPorte, a short time after arrival there. The youngster had been ill for the past eight months. The Pletchers reside on a farm five miles southwest of Argos. Daniel Nathan was born Aug. 13, 1952, at Plymouth.
Surviving are the parents; a brother David [PLETCHER], 15, a sister, Sharon [PLETCHER], 11, all at home; a grandmother, Mrs. Maude HEAD of Mishawaka, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan PLETCHER, R.R. 3, Argos.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, at the Church of God, Plymouth. The Rev. A. J. MARTIN of Niles, Mich., and the Rev. Mrs. Elizabeth VANATTER will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until noon Thursday at which time the body will be taken to Plymouth to lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Roy S. Wolff
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar COPLEN have received word of the death of their brother-in-law, Roy S. WOLFF, which occurred at his home in Niles, Mich., this morning. He formerly resided in Rochester and Fulton county.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two sons, George A. and John D. [WOLFF]; and a daughter, Mary WALDO, all of Niles; two sisters, Miss Esther WOLFF and Mrs. Anna BLACKETOR, both of Rochester, and a brother John WOLFF of Niles.
Funeral services will be held in Niles, Friday.

Thursday, February 24, 1955

Lewis A. Martin
Lewis A. MARTIN, 55, died at 5:16 p.m. Wednesda at his home in Akron. He had been seriously ill for the past three weeks. He had resided in Akron for 23 years coming there from South Bend.
He was born March 20, 1899, to James and Ella MARTIN. He was married in Rochester on Aug. 2, 1932. For the past several years he was employed in a saw-mill at Peru.
Survivors are his wife, Martha Ellen [MARTIN], at home; six sons, Pvt Robert [MARTIN] of Camp Stewart, Ga.; Ronald, Charles, LeRoy, Donald and Ralph [MARTIN], all of Akron; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia BAKER of Plymouth; Daren and Sue [MARTIN] at home, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Snday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. Rev. William SHEMAN of Peru will officiate and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, February 25, 1955

Charles Richard Carpenter
A former Kewanna resident, missing since Jan. 6, was found Thursday by police who dragged Fall Creek on the north side of Indianapolis at the request of relatives of the man.
The body of Charles Richard CARPENTER, 43, was discovered some 50 minutes after the dragging operation began. The Pulaski county farmer left his Indianapolis hospital room on Jan. 6 clad only in pajamas, a robe and slippers.
Earlier on the day he disappeared Carpenter left the Methodist hospital and walked to the St. Vincent's hospital several blocks away to visit his wife who also was ill. Mrs. Carpenter's physician returned him to his hospital room. He was being treated for a nervous breakdown.
Mr. Carpenter was born Aug. 5, 1911, in Logansport, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Barker CARPENTER. He was a graduate of Logansport high school. A Navy veteran of World War II, he belonged to the Winamac VFW. He was affiliated with the Calvary Presbytrian church.
Survivors include the widow, Velma [CARPENTER], still seriously ill in the family's R.R. 3, Kewanna home; his mother, Mrs. Ethel CARPENTER, R.R. 3, Kewanna; one brother, James [CARPENTER], of Royal Center; and one niece and one nephew.
Funeral services will be condeucted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fisher Funeral Home in Logansport, with the Rev. Harold KING officiating. Burial will be in the Davis cemetery.

Lydia High
Mrs. Harry [Dolly] CURRENT, R.R. 6, Rochester, has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Lydia HIGH, 79, which occurred at noon Thursday at her home in Rettandorf, Ia. Mrs. High suffered a fracture of her hip the forepart of this week and failed to rally from the shock
Mrs. High is survived by two other daughters. She had visited here with the Currents on numerous occasions and has many friends throughout Rochester and vicinity.

Clara Henderson
Mrs. Clara HENDERSON, 68, of the Bruce Lake community, died Thursday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.
Born Oct. 20, 1886, at Winamac, she was the daughter of Henry and Eunice ROSE SMITH. She was married to Bert HENDERSON on Jan. 22, 1906. Mrs. Henderson was a member of the Community church of Lake Bruce.
Survivors are the husband, at home; two daughters and a son, Mrs. Ruby BALDWIN, Mrs. Lenora FRASA, both of Kewanna; Boyd HENDERSON, Rochester; two brothers, Gordon SMITH, Richland Center and Roland SMITH, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Cecil RHODES, Logansport; Mrs. Mabel LEE and Mrs. Ethel BAKER, both of Winamac; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Sunday at the Community church, Bruce Lake Station, and burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. The body will be taken from the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, to the residence where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Julia I. Alspach
Mrs. Julia I. ALSPACH, of Denver, died at 6 a.m. today at the Dukes hospital, Peru. She had been seriously ill for the past several weeks. She had been a resident of Miami county her entire life.
Born Feb. 28, 1876, in Union township, Miami County, she was the daughter of George and Elizabeth (DAGGY) DAWALD. In 1900 she was married to Alfred ALSPACH. He died in 1923.
Survivors are two children, Lawson ALSPACH of Denver, and Mrs. Catherine MOWRER of Hotchkiss, Colo; a brother, Eli DAWALD of Roann; a sister, Mrs. Eliza RABER of Fruita, Colo.
Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. CST Monday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru. Teh Rev. Cedric POPE of Princeton will officiate and burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 26, 1955

[no obits]

Monday, February 28, 1955

John Johnson
Mrs. Marie MILLER, of this city, has received word of the death of her cousin, John "Jack" JOHNSON, 67, which occurred at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at his home in Chicago.
Mr. Johnson ws a former resident of Rochester and his wife was the former Elve HOOVER. Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Cornell, Ill.

Mary True
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary WINTERS TRUE, 84, 501 Indiana avenue, this city, who died Friday night at Crescent City, Fla., will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Fremont WILLMERT will officiate and burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.
Mrs. True died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Russell RICHARDS, with whom she had spent the last several winters. She had been a resident of Rochester since 1920, coming here from near Burket. Mrs. True was born Aug. 24, 1870, in Kosciusko county.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Beulah RICHARDS, Crescent City, Fla.; Mrs. Ruth FELTY, Logansport, and Mrs. Carrie CORRELL, Peru; a son, Paul [TRUE], Rochester; two brothers, Earl and Dave BRUNNER, both of Burket; two sisters, Mrs. Alice FRANKS, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Lulu GRAFF, West Lafayette. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Kate BARTHOLOMEW of Waterloon, Ind., preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 1, 1955

Connie Lynn Winter
Connie Lynn [WINTER], eight-month-old daughter of Lawrence Norbert and Mary Ann (TOWNE) WINTER, R.R 6, Rochester, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital South Bend.
The girl died 30 minutes after being admitted to the hospital. She had been administred oxygen continuously while enroute to South Bend in a Zimmerman ambulance. The Rochester fire department's recusitator also was made available for the trip.
Death was attributed to a sudden attack of pneumonia. The child was born June 27, 1954 at Rochester.
Survivors are her parents; two brothers, Lawrence, Jr. and Jerry Robert [WINTER], and a sister, Sharon Kay [WINTER], all at home; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde TOWNE of Rochester and grandfather, Joseph WINTER of Pulaski.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman brothers funeral home with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Winter home after 1 p.m. today until an hour prior to the services.

Garrett DeWitt
Funeral services for Garrett DeWITT, who died Sunday, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Donald DECKER of the Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Frank McIntire
Final rites for Frank McINTIRE, former Rochester resident, were held Monday afternoon at Niles, Mich.
Mr. McIntire, 81, a retired barber, left Rochester about 30 years ago. He was a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge and the Elks lodge of Peru. Survivors are a son, John [McINTIRE], of Gary, and a married daughter, who resides in Mishawaka.
Burial was made in a Niles cemetery.

Wednesday, March 2, 1955

Alta McClaran
Funeral services for Mrs. Alta McCLARAN of Denver will be held at 2 p.m. EST Thursday from the McCain funeral home, Denver. The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery. Her death occurred Thursday at Dukes hospital, Peru following four months illness.
Survivors are three sons and two daughters, Harry J. [McCLARAN], LaPorte; James W. [McCLARAN], Mexico; Robert L. [McCLARAN], R.R. 3, Peru; Miss Evelyn McCLARAN, Mentone, and Mrs. Helen OGLE, Denver; nineteen grandchildren; one brother and three sisters: Charles [DORLAND], Mrs. Bessie ROBBINS, Mrs. Zoa LINN and Mrs. Lue ROBBINS, all of Mentone.
Friends may call at the McCain funeral home until 1 p.m., Thursday.

Thursday, March 3, 1955

James Mirenda
Mrs. Bessie HANNA, of this city, has received word of th death of her nephew, James MIRENDA, which occurred at his home in Sacramento, Cal. He was the son of the former Coe BALL, of this city.

Friday, March 4, 1955

Mary E. Chamberlain
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth CHAMBERLAIN, 81, lifelong resident of Rochester, died at 9:40 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen BERKHEISER, three miles southeast of this city. Mrs. Chamberlain had been bedfast since Nov. 13. She had been a resident of this city since she was five years of age, coming here with her parents from Wooster, O.
Prior to making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Chamberlain resided in her own home at 1023 Franklin avenue for over 43 years.
She was born Sept. 7, 1873 at Wooster, O., to Michael and Julia EASTERDAY and on Jan. 9, 1892, was married to Albert B. CHAMBERLAIN. He preceded her in death June 8, 1930. Mrs. Chamberlain was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church of this city.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Myron BERKHEISER, R.R. 2, Rochester; a brother, Elmer EASTERDAY of Marion, Ind; a sister, Mrs. Pearl WEST of Battle Creek, Mich.; one granddaughter, Nancy Sue BERKHEISER, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. George KUEBLER of Bremen, assisted by the Rev. Fremont WILLMERT of this city, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 5, 1955

[no obits]

Monday, March 7, 1955

Daisy E. Baker
Mrs. [Daisy] E. BAKER, who for a number of years resided seven miles southeast of Rochester on U.S. 31, died at 4 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Von MIKESELL, of 1150 E. Altgeld avenue, South Bend. She had made her home with her daughter for the past year.
The daughter of Samuel O. and Elizabeth ZARTMAN WAGONER, she was born near Wagoners Station southeast of Rochester on Oct. 30, 1872. Her husband, Phillip BAKER, preceded her in death in 1908. Mrs. Baker was a member of the Mud Lake Chapel of Christ and the Maccabee lodge.
Survivors are two sons, Roy [BAKER] of Macy, and Ray [BAKER], of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Von MIKESELL of South Bend; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Mud Lake Chapel and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy.
The body will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home to her residence where friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 8, 1955

Mahala Corey
Mrs. Mahala COREY, 86, died at 7 p.m. Monday at her home on R.R. 4, Monticello. She had been in ill health for the past two years, suffering a series of strokes. A former resident of Argos, she had lived at her present address for 20 years.
She was born June 2, 1868, near Argos to Fred and Elizabeth SHAFFER. Her husband, M. L. COREY, one of the founders of the National Hardware Bulletin, died in 1918. Mrs. Corey was a member of the Christian church and the Order of Eastern Star of Argos.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Harriet HACKLER of R.R. 4, Monticello; a son, Lawrence [COREY], former purlisher of a Monticello newspaper, R.R. 4, Monticello; two grandchildren, Robert HACKLER of Anderson, and Kent HACKLER of the U. S. Marines; two sisters, Mrs. Ella WALTZ of Argos, and Mrs. Florence WOOLPERT of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Ernest TREBER of Darlington officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Carl Frain
Carl FRAIN, 77, former resident of this city, died Monday morning in the Majestic Hotel, Chicago, where he made his home. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born in Rochester in 1877, he was the son of Daniel and Laura (EMORY) FRAIN. He married Edna HALL of this city, who died in 1939. Mr. Frain, who was retired, formerly was employed by the Pullman Company of Chicago.
Surviving are several cousins, including J. Frank FRAIN of Winamac. Two brothers preceded him in death.
Daniel FRAIN, the father, owned and operated a monument works on North Main street, this city, for nearly 40 years.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. EST Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald DECKER in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 9, 1955

Effie Byanskie
Mrs. Effie BYANSKIE, 51, former resident of Fulton, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph hospital, Fort Wayne. She was in failing health for the past two years. She had been a resident of Fort Wayne for 20 years.
Born June 27, 1903, in Fulton county to Bert and Edna (OLIVER) FRY, she was married to Bernard BYANSKIE, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Gene [BYANSKIE], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Jean BURCHARD, Fort Wayne; seven half-brothers, Glen FRY, South Bend; Harley and Elmer FRY, Logansport; Darrell [FRY] in service in Finland, and Omer,Dean and Earl [FRY], Walkerton; and six half-sisters, Mrs. Arlene HOFFMAN, Winamac, Ms. Wanda CANADA, Logansport, Mrs. Margaret HASTY, Rensselaer, Mrs. Dorothy BLACKFORD, Marathon, Fla., Mrs. Shirley LONG and Mrs. Helen CHAMPER, both of Walkerton.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 EST at the Ditmire Chapel with the Rev. Donald ABBEY officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.

Elmer Widner
Elmer WIDNER, 77, died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at his farm home near Pierceton. He had been seriously ill for six months. For a number of years Mr. Widner resided on a farm north of Talma.
He was born in Kosciusko county on May 11, 1877, to John and Jane WIDNER. On March 15, 1906, he was married to Rosie GRASS. Mr. Widner was a member of the Christian church of Talma.
Surviving are hiw fie at home; a son, Charles [WIDNER], of South Bend; three grandchildren, and a brother, Arthur WIDNER of Michigan.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Breading funeral home, Pierceton. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.

Thursday, March 10, 1955

[no obits]

Friday, March 11, 1955

Walter S. Rager
Walter S. RAGER, 70, R.R. 2, Akron, died in Woodlawn hospital at 2 o'clock this morning as a result of injuries received Thursday afternoon from a dynamite explosion on his farm, 1 1/2 miles north of Akron.
The combined efforts of doctors, state police and the Fulton County Red Cross Chapter failed in a battle to save Mr. Rager's life. The state police and Red Cross came into the picture when doctors issued an urgent call for blood.
Rager was dynamiting stumps on his farm. When a charge failed to go off he investigated, only to have the charge explode in his face. The explosion blew off the victim's left hand, badly mangled his right hand and the left side of his face. The Akron accident victim also lost the sight of both eyes.
A neighbor, Emerson McCOLLEY, witnessed the accident and immediately summoned Mrs. Rager. A Sheetz ambulance rushed Rager to the Woodlawn hospital and the call for blood went out.
State Trooper John HATCH was dispatched to rendezvous with an unidentified trooper from the Fort Wayne post bearing the much-needed blood from the regional Red Cross blood bank in Fort Wayne.
Trooper Hatch met his fellow trooper at the intersection of State Roads 13 and 14. Hatch, at once, attained a speed of 114 miles per hour in the race against time. The life-giving blood arrived at Woodlawn at 4:50 p.m.
The blood which was rushed here from Fort Wayne was part of a supply collected by the Fulton County Red Cross Chapter, James ZIMMERMAN. Fulton county Red Cross blood bank is on hand at Woodlawn hospital at all times except in cases where large supplies of a rare type is needed.
The son of Manias and Rebecca (CLINKER) RAGER, he was born on March 13, 1884, in Kosciusko county. In 1907, he was married to Mary FLENAR at Akron.
He had resided in the vicinity of Akron practically all his life and was engaged in farming.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three sons, Eldon [RAGER], of Warsaw; Kendall and Verl [RAGER], both of Akron; one daghter, Mrs. Deverle ESHELMAN of Akron; eight grandchildren and a nephew, Mearl BUCHER, Pinellas Park, Fla.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at the Akron Church of God. The Revs. Levi HILL and Harold CONRAD will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The casket will remain closed.

Sandra Kay Cole
Funeral services for Sandra Kay COLE, who was stillborn at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday were held at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 2 p.m. today. The Rev. Burton BARTLING officiated and burial was in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The survivors are the parents, Robert and Iva (CUMMINGS) COLE; a sister, Alice Jane [COLE] 8; two brothers, Edward [COLE] 6 and Arthur [COLE] 3, all at home; grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Harry CUMMINGS of Hutsonville, Ill., and her grandmother, Mrs. Hattie COLE of Mechanicsburg, Ill.

Saturday, March 12, 1955

Charles E. Gohn
Charles E. GOHN, 59, died suddenly at 2:30 p.m. Friday from a heart seuzure at the home of his son, Russell, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile. He had been in failing health for the past four years.
He had spent most of his life in Fulton county with the exception of the past year when he made his home with his son.
Charles Ernest [GOHN], son of Charles and Kizie (DRISCOLL) GOHN, was born May 6, 1895, at Fairmont, Ill. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors are three sons, Russell [GOHN], Twelve Mile; Charles [GOHN], Jr., Sun Valley, Cal.; and James [GOHN], in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Walla Walla, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. Ray BEAR, South Bend; six grandchildre, and a sister, Miss Eva GOHN, Alhambra, Cal.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Fremont WILLMERT in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, March 14, 1955

Relta P. Hoffman
Mrs. Relta P. HOFFMAN, 75, lifelong resident of Akron, died at her home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. She had been in failing health for the past four years.
She was born July 20, 1879, to William and Margaret (THOMPSON) BRIGHT. Her husband, Arthur HOFFMAN, died 12 years ago. Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Nora [HOFFMAN], at home, and Mrs. Estella RACSTER of Maywood, Ill.; two sons, William BEMENDERFER of Indianapolis, and Gerald BEMENDERFER of Bass Lake; a stepson, Delbert HOFFMAN of Rochester; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a half-brother, Cliffod BRIGHT of Akron; and a half-sister, Mrs. Harold NORMAN of Gilead.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron Church of God, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and the Rev. Arthur CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home.

Charles F. Bechtold
Charles F. BECHTOLD, brother of Mrs. H. Blaine TILMAN, 921 Jefferson street, died Sunday night at Indianapolis.
A member of the Irvington Methodist church, Irvington, Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite Murat Demple, and Sahara Grotto, Mr. Bechtold was a frequent visitor to Rochester and had planned to make this city his home. He was manager of the east end branch of the Fletcher Trust Company until his retirement last Jan. 1.
Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Tilman; three sons, Fred and Dwight [BECHTOLD], Long Island, N.Y and Brandt [BECHTOLD], San Francisco; two grandsons and two granddaughters.
Funeral rites will be held at the Shirley Brothers funeral home, 5377 East Wshington street, Indianapolis. Arrangements still are not complete.

Maurice C. Barr
Maurice C. BARR, 58, 320 West 11th street, this city, died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday in the St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend, of coronary thrombosis. Mr. Barr was stricken at his office in this city last Tuesday and taken to the South Bend hospital. For the past 10 years he was district manager of the Public Service Company of Indiana, Inc. with offices at 622 Main street.
Mr. Barr, prior to coming to Rochester, had served as manager for the utility company's offices at Bloomfield, Princeton and Lebanon.
The son of William Volle and Rebecca (WILLIS) BARR, he was born June 26, 1896, at Bruceville, Ind. On June 28, 1919, he was married to Peggy WALKER at Bickness. He was a member of the Rochester Christian church, where he was serving as a Deacon at the time of his death; a 32nd Degree Mason (Indianapolis); The Elks lodge of Huntington; the Rochester Kiwanis Club; the Leroy Shelton Post of American Legion; the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Barr served as State Vice Commander of the American Legion and on the National Executive Committee of Indiana; was a past Lieutenant Governor of the Indiana Kiwanis International; past president of the Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis clubs of Rochester. At the time of his death he was serving as Chairman of the Rochester Kiwanis Club's inter-club relations committee.
Survivors are his wife at home; a daughter, Mrs. Duain (Joey) FANNING of Huntington; two grandchildren; a brother, Walter C. BARR, Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle DUGGER, Bicknell; Mrs. Elsie RAGSDALE, Bradenton, Fla.; Mrs. Reba HILBURN, Chicago; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Christian church with the Rev. James KIMSEY, assisted by the American Legion, officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Mausoleum, Huntington.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Grace C. Beecher
Mrs. Grace C. BEECHER, 65, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at her home on R.R. 3, Peru, following three years' illness. She had lived at this residence her entire life.
The daughter of Larkin and Mary Elizabeth (WALLACE) CONDON, she was born in Cass county Sept. 8, 1889. On July 15, 1909, she was married to Clinton E. BEECHER. Mrs. Beecher, who formerly taught school in Fulton, Cass and Miami counties, was a member of the Corinth Brethren church and the W.M.S.
Survivors are her husband, at home and the following children: Mrs. Elaine SHAFER of Royal Center; George E. [BEECHER], of Wanatah; Marion W. [BEECHER], of Royal Center; Mrs. Emma Maxine JOHNSON of Logansport; Carr E. [BEECHER], of Denver; Mrs. Harriett L. MORRIS, of Logansport; Gerald LARKIN, of Rocester, and Mrs. Gene GRABLE, of Twelve Mile. Also surviving are two brothers, Irvin CONDON of Plymouth, and Ralph CONDON of Culver; twenty-two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. CST Tuesday at the Corinth Brethren church with the Reverends C. A. STEWART and John TURLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery.
The body was removed from the McCain funeral home to the Beecher residence where friends may call.

Gaylord Swihart
Gaylord SWIHART, 37, who resided two and a half miles southeast of Gilead, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in a hospital at Wabash. He had been seriously ill for the past two months. Practically all his life had been spent in the vicinity of Akron and Gilead.
He was born June 11, 1917, to Charles and Vesta (SMITH) SWIHART at Akron. On Aug. 8, 1938, he was married to Lulu Belle STEEL at Wabash. Mr. Swihart was employed as a foreman in the General Electric plant at Wabash.
Survivors are his wife, mother and three children, Mary Lou, Jerry Lee and Gaylord [SWIHART], Jr.; all at home; two sisters, Mrs. George SWOPE and Mrs. Herbert BROWN, both of Akron, and two brothers, Donald and Junior [SWIHART], also of Akron. His father preceded him in death eight months ago.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Akron Church of God, with the Rev. Harold CONRAD in charge. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Tuesday, March 15, 1955 to Wednesday, March 16, 1955

[no obits]

Thursday, March 17, 1955

Aleck Long
Final rites for Aleck LONG, 59, R.R. 1, Miami, will be held at 2 p.m. EST Friday at the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru. Burial will be in the Galveston cemetery. He died 5:50 a.m. Wednesday at the Dukes hospital following an illness of over three years. Among the survivors are a sister, Mrs. James [DARRAH], of this city, and a brother, Thomas LONG, of Macy.

Friday, March 18, 1955 to Saturday, March 19, 1955

[no obits]

Monday, March 21, 1955

Bessie E. Bowman
Mrs. Bessie E. BOWMAN, 63, 206 East 6th street, Peru, died at 3:30 a.m. today at the Dukes hospital in that city. She had been seriously ill for the past week. Practically all her life had been lived in Miami county.
She was born Sept. 26, 1891 in Wabash county to Reuben and Dora (MEYERS) BRINDLE. Mrs. Bowman was a member of the Peru Methodist church, the D. of A., The WBA and the Moose Auxiliary.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Isabelle PEARCE of Fulton; a half-sister, Mrs. Victor ROBINSON of Peru, and three half-brothers, Virgil and Orville BRINDLE of Peru, and Edward GRAVES of Wabash. A daughter, Mary [BOWMAN], preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Herbert S. Severns
Herbert S. SEVERNS, 35, 150 Sylvan Glen, South Bend, died at 4 a.m. Sunday in the Memorial hospital, that city.
He was the son of Ralph and Emma (UTTER) SEVERNS and was born in Fulton county in 1920. He graduated from Akron high school in 1939 and was a member of the Akron basketball team.
Mr. Severns was a member of the South Bend police force until ill health forced his retirement a few months ago.
He was married to Maxine BOYER, who with three children survive.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Gospel Center church, South Bend and burial will be in a South Bend cemetery.
Friends may call at the Russell funeral home, 220 West Jefferson street, South Bend.

Tuesday, March 22, 1955

Rosebelle Dawson
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosebelle DAWSON, 69, who died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Truman CARTER, Winamac, will be held at 2 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Winamac Nazarene church. Burial will be in the Round Lake cemetery in Starke county.
A native of Fulton county, she was born Aug. 13, 1885, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles ROBBINS and was married to William DAUGHERTY, who died in 1921. In 1924 she was married to William DAWSON, who died in April of last year. Mrs. Dawson was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors are a son, Oscar DAUGHERTY of Mentone; two daughters, Mrs. CARTER of Winamac, and Mrs. Mable McCOURTNEY of South Bend; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Omer ROBBINS of South Bend, and Melvin [ROBBINS], of El Paso, Ill.

Wednesday, March 23, 1955

Carolyn Graves
Mr. and Mrs. Richard GRAVES, of this city, received word of the death of their granddaughter, Miss Carolyn GRAVES, Fayetteville, N.C. Carolyn, 13, had been a patient in the Fayetteville hospital for several months.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank GRAVES and at one time was a student at the Burton school, west of this city.
Surviving are her parents; three brothers; one sister and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John MAXWELL, of Fayetteville.

Carl L. Russell
Funeral services for Carl L. RUSSELL, 69, who died Monday night at his home in Kewanna, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Harrison funeral home there. The Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Russell, who was retired, at one time owned and operated funeral homes at Monticello and Albuquerque, N.M. He was well known thoughout Fulton county and served some time as head of the Fulton county draft board.
A native of Kewanna, he was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and was past master of the Monticello Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, at home, and two sons, John RUSSELL, Manila, P.I., and James RUSSELL, New York City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

John J. O'Neil
Funeral services for John James O'NEIL, 29, who was killed in an auto crash, two miles west of Rochester Tuesday morning, will be held at 10 a.m. CST Friday at the St. Peter's Church, Winamac. Burial will be in the St. Peter's cemetery near that city.
Knights of Columbus will recite the Rosary at the Kennedy Funeral home at 8 p.m. today and the Holy Name members will meet there for services at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. O'Neil was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name society and the Eagles lodge.

Thursday, March 24, 1955

Russell E. Reahard
Russell E. REAHARD, 67, well-known auctioneer of North Manchester, died at 1 a.m. today in the Wabash hospital. He suffered a stroke early Tuesday. Mr. Reahard resided in Akron for a number of years prior to moving to North Manchester, where he owned and operated the John Deere farm equipment agency. He was a member of the Baptist church of North Manchester.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna (WARD) REAHARD, at home; three children, Rex and Richard [REAHARD], North Manchester, and Mrs. Helen ZEMEN, Fort Wayne, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. EST Sunday at the Bender funeral home, North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, March 25, 1955

Dale Horn
Dale HORN, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles HORN of Newcastle township, died Wednesday afternoon at his home. He had been ill practically all of his life, suffering from muscular dystrophy.
Survving are his parents; four sisters, Annabelle, Jeanette, Doris and Donna Jean [HORN]; a brother Robert [HORN], and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Constant SMITH.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at the Johns funeral home, Mentone. The Rev. Leslie GRANT will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Eva Coplen
Mrs. Eva COPLEN, 80, lifetime resident of Newcastle township, died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the Yocum nursing home, this city. She had been in failing health for several years. Mrs. Coplen was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church.
Surviving are seven children: Gaston [COPLEN], rochester; Mrs. Lucy GOOD, Argos; Mrs. Jessie JUDD, Akron; Mrs. Josephine IRELAN, Kokomo; Mrs Hope WALDO, Indianapolis; Mrs. Doris CRAIG, Petersburg; and Richard [COPLEN], Akron; a sister, Mrs. Dall MIKESELL, Rochester, and two brothers, Foy SMITH, Akron and Thurman SMITH, Plymouth; twenty-two grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Charles [COPLEN], preceded her in death in 1947.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. EST Sunday at the Bethlehem church. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, until noon Sunday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Mrs. Judson Buchanan
Gene BROCKMAN of Lake Manitou has received word of the death of Mrs. Judson BUCHANAN, of Lake Manitou and Bloomington, which occurred at her Miami, Fla., home late Thursday, following a stroke.
The body is being returned to her home in Bloomington where services will be held. Mrs. Buchanan, whose first marriage was to Robert HARRIS, had spent her summers at Lake Manitou for over 30 years. She was an aunt of movie actress Kay (FELTUS) CRAIG.

Joel H. Huddleston
Joel "Joe" Henry HUDDLESTON, 63, R.R. 3, Peru, died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday at Dukes hospital, Peru. He suffered a severe heart attack at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, while doing chores in the barn. He had been in failing health for the past three years.
The son of Henry and Sarah (KINZIE) HUDDLESTON, he was born Feb. 9, 1892, in Howard county. On Feb. 26, 1913, at Hoover, Ind., he was married to Bessie May FRAILING.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a daughter, Gladys WORKING of Fort Wayne; a grandson, and a brother, Ray [HUDDLESTON], of Peru.
Mr. Huddleston for several yeas engaged in farming in the Hoover an Twelve Mile communities. He was a member of the Corinth Brethren church of Cass County and the Eagles lodge of Peru.
funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Sunday at the Corinth church, with the Rev. Gilbert MAUS officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the residence.

Saturday, March 26, 1955

Isaac Leslie Campbell
Isaac Leslie CAMPBELL, 72, a former resident of the Grass Creek community, died Friday night at 11 p.m. in his home east of Star City. He had been ill four weeks after suffering a stroke.
Mr. Campbell formerly operated a sawmill at Grass Creek. He was born Dec. 12, 1882, in southwestern Fulton county to Isaac Bailey and Ella LIMING CAMPBELL. On June 12, 1902 he was married to Maple HAZELBY who survives.
Other survivors are eight children: Hulda EASTERDAY, of near Fulton; Leo and Lloyd [CAMPBELL], both of Winamac ,Geneva WOOD, Martha BALDWIN and Cluster HUMES, all of Logansport; Ethel ENYEAT, Star City, and Crystal Van DYKE, Redwood, O.; a brother, Earl [CAMPBELL], Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Nellie REYNOLDS, Winamac, and twenty grandchildren.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center. Plans for the funeral rites are incomplete but likely will be set for 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Old Presbytrian cemetery northeast of Royal Center.

Monday, March 28, 1955

Lewis Alonzo Starr
Lewis Alonzo STARR, 53, former resident of Kewanna, died suddenly Sunday morning in the Mercy hospital at Gary, following a three-day illness.
Mr. Starr was a former school teacher at Prairie Grove, Burton, Fulton and Nappanee, and for the last 16 years had taught at the Schiller school, located 12 miles from Lowell.
He was born at Winamac on June 18, 1901, to William B. and Pearl C. STARR. On Nov. 12, 1927, he was married to Esther HATHAWAY. Mr. Starr was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, at home; two children, Lewis Dean [STARR], of Lowell and Mrs. Charlotte MISENHIMER of California; two grandchildren; and the following brothers and sisters, Wallace STARR of Culver; George STARR, Alta MILLER, Catherine HUBENY, Mildred MASON and Lorena SHERIDAN, all of Kewanna; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lowell Methodist church, with burial in Lowell. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Lowell.

Tuesday, March 29, 1955

Bernadine A. Friday
Mrs. Bernadine A. FRIDAY, 68, died at 7:40 a.m. today at her home, 614 1/2 Main street, this city. She had been bedfast since Dec. 18 and in failing health for 12 years. She had resided in this city for 31 years, coming here from Chalmers, Ind.
The daughter of William and Caroline (POLLMAN) PETRING she was born Sept. 12, 1886 at Lafayette and on Sept. 1, 1912, was married to Albert W. FRIDAY. He died on July 10, 1938. Mrs. Friday was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church of this city.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Wilma DAVIDSON of Hammond; three sisters, Mrs. Flora MILLER, Mrs. Anna JONES and Mrs. Minnie BUENTE, all of Lafayette; a niece and two nephews.
Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. EST Friday at the Lutheran church with the Rev. Paul SCHWAN officiating. Burial will be in the Knights of Pythias cemetery at Chalmers, Ind. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Belle Beeber
Cynthia Belle BEEBER, 81, 622 Madison street, this city, died at 5:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since March 21. Miss Beeber had resided in Rochester for over 50 years, coming here from Argos.
She was born Sept. 7, 1873, on a farm near Tiosa to George and Ann (SHORE) BEEBER. Miss Beeber was a dressmaker and a seamstress for Rochester clothing establishments.
A few distant relatives survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Grace Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, March 30, 1955

William J. Zehner
Winamac, Ind. -- William J. ZEHNER, 54, of Montrey, died Tuesday afternoon after suffering a heart attack while at work at the Culver Military Academy.
He was married in 1929 to Loretta LANGENBAHN, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, William and Raymond [ZEHNER] of Monterey and Edward [ZEHNER] of South Bend; two brothers, Anthony [ZEHNER] of Monterey and Frank [ZEHNER] of Knox; and five sisters, Mrs. Clara MAHLER and Mrs. Anna FAULSTICH of Monterey; Mrs. Beatrice HARTMAN of Plymouth; Mrs. Madeline KELLER of North Judson and Mrs. Mary SMITH of New Port Richie, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. CST Friday at the St. Ann's church in Monterey and burial will be in the cemetery there.

Dr. Earl L. Waite
Dr. Earl L. WAITE, 75, died of a heart seizure at 7:45 a.m. today at his home in Gilead. With the exception of two years residency in Rochester, all his life had been spent in Gilead and vicinity. He was born Dec. 8, 1879, to Joseph H. and Mary (WRIGHT) WAITE. Dr. Waite graduated from the Cincinnati Medical College in 1911 and practiced in both Miami and Fulton counties. He retired about 10 years ago.
He was a member of the Gilead Methodist church; the Gilead Masonic lodge, the Shrine Order of Evansville, the O.E.S. of Rochester; the Indiana State Medical Association, and the Gray-Merley American Legion Post of Akron. Dr. Waite served with the armed forces during World War I. He never married.
Survivors are a brother, Will [WAITE], Los Angeles; and five sisters, Margaret, Josephine and Carrie [WAITE], all of Gilead; Mrs. Laura PAYNE, New Castle, Ind., and Mrs. Marietta LOCKE, of Hagerstown.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron where friends may call.

Thursday, March 31, 1955

Charles M. Geary
Charles M. GEARY, 81, died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday at his home six miles southwest of Akron. He had been a resident of Henry township for 13 years, coming there from Chicago. Mr. Geary was a retired auto dealer.
He was born Jan. 3, 1874, at Butler, O., to William and Margaret (MYERS) GEARY. He was married on Nov. 27, 1894, to Mina WEBER at Toledo, O. She preceded him in death in 1952. Mr. Geary was a member of the Pleasant Hill church.
Survivors are a daughter, Torys GEARY at home; a son, Albert M. [GEARY], of Westminister, Cal.; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren, and a brother, A. R. GEARY of Crstline, O.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at the Pleasant Hill church with the Rev. Jack PAVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
The body was taken to the Geary residence from the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, at 3:30 p.m. today where friends may call up until 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state at the church for an hour preceding the services.

Dr. Earl L. Waite
Funeral services for Dr. Earl L. WAITE will be held at 2 p.m. EST Friday at his residence in Gilead, Ind. The Rev. Walter CROSBY will officiate and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. The body was taken to the residence at 4 p.m. today from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home.

Friday, April 1, 1955

Milo C. Jones
Mrs. Rufus JONES, of Argos, has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Milo C. JONES, which occurred Thursday evening at his home in Scottsbluff, Neb. Mr. Jones, 83, was born and reared on a farm near Argos. In December, 1954, he and his wife celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Survivors are his wife, at home; two sons; two daughters and several grandchildren. Final rites will be held in Scottsbluff Monday afternoon.

Saturday, April 2, 1955 to Tuesday, April 5, 1955

[no obits]

Wednesday, April 6, 1955

Voras L. Cooper
Voras L. COOPER, former resident of this city, died at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday in the Veterans Hospital, Los Angeles,Cal., following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 30, 1864 at Gilead, Ind. to David and Amy COOPER. Mr. Cooper was a 50-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. EST Monday at the Zimmerman Brothrs funeral home in charge of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home upon arrival the latter part of the week.

Thursday, April 7, 1955

Voras L. Cooper
Funeral services for Voras Lowe COOPER, 90, former resident of Rochester who died Tuesday afternoon at the Veterans Hospital, Los Angeles, Cal., will be held at 2:30 p.m. EST Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Richard MITCHELL will officiate. Mr. Cooper became critically ill April 2.
For many years Voras, who was better known as "Jude," had spent the summer months in Rochester and the winters in California at he Veteran's Home. He was born Nov. 30, 1864, at Gilead to David and Amy LOWE COOPER.
Mr. Cooper was the last member of his family. A sister, Martha [COOPER], who died Sept. 23, 1951, was 92 years old and three brothers, Fremont, Leet and William COOPER, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. and Masonic lodges.
Only two near relatives survive: Raymond C. SHOUP of Reinbeck, Ia., and William L. "Roy" COOPER, Kankakee, Ill.
The body is being flown here from Los Angeles and friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon until the services. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Howard G. Smith
Howard "Guy" SMITH, 83, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesda at his home on R.R. 5, Rochester. He had been in ill health for three years. Mr. Smith had resided in the Tiosa community for the past 35 years, moving there from Mishawaka.
He was born Oct. 18, 1871, at Hunington, to Obediah and Margaret SMITH. His first marriage was to Pearl STRAWDERMAN. She died in 1918 and in 1927 he was wed to Emma PALMER, who survives. Mr. Smith was a carpenter.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Donna HAIGH of Chebanse, Ill.; Mrs. Lois KONOW of South Bend; a son, Roy SMITH, R.R. 1, Argos; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Carmen KATH and Mrs. Doris LONG, both of Tiosa, and Mrs. Mary ZUMBAUGH of Chase, Mich.; two stepsons, Oswald PALMER of Tiosa and Cecil PALMER of Los Angeles; a brother, Otto SMITH, R.R. 5, Rochester; twenty-six grandchildren. A brother, Ed SMITH, and a stepson, James PALMER, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Satrday at the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. Wayne SWIHART in charge. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home up until noon Saturday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Rosetta Budd
Winamac, Ind.--Final rites for Mrs. Rosetta BUDD, 88, Winamac, will be at 2 o'clock Saturday at the Winamac Christian church. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Budd died Tuesday evening at he St. Joseph hospital, Logansport.
The following children survive: Mrs. Minnie HALL, Lisbon, Wis.; Charles [BUDD], Monterey; Mrs. Verna PITTS, Seattle; Ivy RIGSBY, Cicero, Ind.; James, Cecil, Russell and Arthur [BUDD], all of Winamac; Ina DAVIS, Kewanna; Loren [BUDD], Knox; Mrs. Sylvia JAMES, Royal Center, and Mrs. Goldie CARTER, Kewanna.

Friday, April 8, 1955

Ada Leonard
Rochester and Fulton county friends of Miss Ada LEONARD were shocked today to learn of her death, which occurred at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. Miss Leonard suffered a heart seizure at her home earlier Thursday. She resided at 817 Pontiac street.
Miss Leonard served as superintendent of Woodlawn hospital here from 1946 to 1952, inclusive, ending her retirement from that field to assist in the organization of the hospital after its purchase by the county from the estate of Dr. Milton LECKRONE. Her service in this respect was termed "invaluable" today by Ernest BAXTER, hospital board chairman.
She had been a resident of Rochester all her life with the exception of 30 years residency in Middletown, O., where she also was administrator of hospitals.
Upon her graduation from Rochester high school, she completed special courses in nurses training and was employed as superintendent of Woodlawn from 1914-1915. She then went to Middletown, where she became superintendent of the American Rolling Mill hospital in that city, serving until 1920.
In 1921, Miss Leonard took special administrative training at Boston University, Boston, Mass., and returned to Middletown where she was employed as superintendent of the Middletown city hospital for a number of years.
She was born in Middletown, O., to Clem V. and Linda Jane (Van TUYL) LEONARD and came to Rochester when a small child. She was a member and active worker of the Rochester Baptist church; the Order of Eastern Star and was a fellow of the American College of Hospital Administration.
Miss Leonard also served as head of the Fulton County Welfare Department following her retirement from Woodlawn. She was most active in various county clubs and organizations such as the Fulton County Cancer Society, the Fulton County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Rochester Woman's club.
Survivors are three sisters: Mrs. Katherine L. DETAMORE, and Mildred Ann LEONARD, both of South Bend, and Mrs. Helen DeBRULER, of this city, and two nephews, Robert DeBRULER, also of Rochester, and David DETAMORE, now with the U.S. armed services at Myrtle Beach, N.C.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. EST Monday at the First Baptist church with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until noon Monday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the hour of the services.

Saturday, April 9, 1955

Ada Leonard
Due to a change in arrangements, Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home stated today that the body of Ada LEONARD, who died Thursday night, would lie in state at the Rochester Baptist church from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, the hour of service. It had previously been stated the time would be from noon until 4 p.m. Friends may also call at the funeral home until noon Monday.

Ada R. Deniston
Mrs. A. L. DENISTON, 72, of 1310 Main street, died at 10:45 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital from a heart attack suffered at her home at four o'clock Friday afternoon. She had been in failing health for the past 10 years and was admitted to the hospital at 5:30 p.m. Friday following the heart seuzure.
Ada R. DENISTON, resident of Rochester her entire life, was born Feb. 25, 1883, to [Lycurgus] and Dora [E.] ROBBINS RANNELLS. On June 24, 1903, in Rochester she was married to [Arthur Leroy "Roy"] DENISTON.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and of the First Presbyterian church, where she was a most active member for many years.
Surviving are the husband, at home; one son, William H. DENISTON, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara ATKINSON, Detroit, and Mrs. Dorothy WALL, Lebanon; one stepsister, Mrs. Pearl PAGE, Rochester; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald DECKER of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
The body now is at the funeral home, where friends may call.

Monday, April 11, 1955

Nellie Blanche Nye
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Blanche NYE, 75, who died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at her home five and a half miles northeast of Rochester will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Paul TROMBAUER of Bourbon will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Nye had been seriously ill for the past week and had suffered impaired health for over two years. She had lived at her present home for over 36 years, moving there from Talma.
The daughter of Ancil and Alpharetta (CARTER) TOWNSEND, she was born Oct. 11, 1879, in Fulton county and on Dec. 9, 1908, was married to Otis E. NYE. She was a member of the Talma Methodist church and the Gleaners lodge of Talma.
Survivors are the husband, at home; two brothers, W. H. TOWNSEND of Danville, Ill., and Charles TOWNSEND of Gary; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie DAGUE and Mrs. Clarence WERNER, both of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.

Irvin Rogers
Logansport, Ind. -- Irvin ROGERS, of this city, died Thursday evening at Ft. Benning, Ga., where he was stationed with the Army. His death resulted from an auto accident. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond ROGERS and was taking his training at Ft. Benning.
Among the survivors is a sister, Mrs. Beatrice EYEMAN, Fulton.

William W. Haworth
William Wallace HAWORTH, 75, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at his home in Attica following a three months' illness.
Mr. Haworth operated the Rochester Lumber Company with his son, Max [HAWORTH]. His daughter, Mrs. James CARR, also resides in Rochester.
Born Feb. 2, 1880, in Parke county, he was the son of William P. and Eliza LaPREESE HAWORTH. On Dec. 2, 1908, he was married to Lessie SMITH, who survives.
Mr. Haworth had been a contractor in the Attica and Lafayette communities his entire life. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Attica, the Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite, Attica Methodist church and was a past director of the Central National Bank and Trust Company of Attica and of the Attica Building and Loan Association.
Other survivors besides his wife, son and daughter are two brothers, Frank [HAWORTH] of Rockville and Roscoe [HAWORTH] of Tacoma, Wash., and seven grandchildren.
The body will be taken today from the Merryman funeral home to the Haworth residence, 605 East Jackson street, where last rites will be held at 2 p.m. CST Tuesday. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery, Attica.

Tuesday, April 12, 1955

Ben Halterman
Ben HALTERMAN, 75, died at his home in Athens at 9:40 p.m. Monday following a-four-year illness. His entire life had been spent in Fulton county, where he followed the occupation of carpenter.
Mr. Halterman was a member of the Rochester Church of God. He was married to Mary Alice BEAN on Feb. 4, 1950.
Surviving are his wife, at home; eight children and four step-children. Daughters are Edith Van LUE, Indianapolis; Helen THOMPSON, Harvey, Ill.; Ethel CARROTHERS, Macy; Loise OAKEY and Edna DEITCHLEY, both of Mishawaka. Sons are Dale [HALTERMAN], Osceola; Alton [HALTERMAN], Edwardsburg, Mich., and Harold [HALTERMAN], Mishawaka. Stepchildren, are Velora McCOY and Dorothy STRINGFELLOW, both of Goshen; Lola SAUSAMAN, Rochester, and F. E. LaTOURNER, Argos. Also surviving are sisteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Athens E.U.B. Church. The Rev. WHITEHEAD and Rev. Paul GILMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the services.

William E. Harmon
William Edgar HARMON, 70, of near Tippecanoe, died at 5 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he was taken Monday afternoon following a heart attack. He had suffered a heart ailment for the past five months. All his life had been lived in the Tippecanoe community.
The son of Benjamin and Jemima HARMON, he was born Feb. 7, 1885, near Tipecanoe. On Feb. 11, 1905, he was married to Blanche WADDLE. Mr. Harmon was a stone and brick mason.
Survivors are his wife, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Ingle BLODGETT, Kendallville; Mrs. Edna HENTZLER, Bourbon; Mrs. Lucille STRON and Mrs. Lottie FISHER, both of Plymouth, and Mrs. Lottie FISHER [sic], Tippecanoe; three sons, Ralph [HARMON], Argos; Kenneth [HARMON], Pomoma, Cal., and Harold [HARMON], Grabill, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Jennie MARKS, Fort Wayne eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the Walnut Brethren church. The Rev. Gordon ROOZE, of Tippecanoe, and the Rev. Roy RICHEY of the Walnut church, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until noon Thursday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Wednesday, April 13, 1955 to Thursday, April 14, 1955

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Friday, April 15, 1955

Daisy A. Whittenberger
Daisy A. WHITTENBERGER, 79, who resided three miles southeast of Akron, died at 12:10 a.m. today at the home of her son, Ralph, also residing southwest of Akron. She suffered a stroke a week ago and failed to rally.
Mrs. Whittenberger had been a resident of Henry township since she was seven years of age. She was born Feb. 1, 1876 in Pottsdam, O. Her parents were Matthew and Evelyn (WAGONER) PEARSON.
On Nov. 30, 1895, she was married to Samuel WHITTENBERGER. Mrs. Whittenberger was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors are her husband, at home; one son, Ralph [WHITTENBERGER], five miles southwest of Akron; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Goldie TURNELL and Mrs. Willa HARTER, both of Akron. A son preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at the Ralph Whittenberger residence. The Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Harold CONRAD will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
The body was removed from the Sheetz funeral home at 4:30 p.m. today to the son's home where friends may call.

Ocie May Campbell
Mrs. William R. [Ocie May] CAMPBELL, 56, died at 4 p.m. Thursday at her home, 329 East Ninth street, this city. She had been ill since January, 1954, and was cricically ill the past two weeks. She had been a resident of Rochester for 20 years, coming here from Nyona Lake.
Ocie May, daughter of James and Margaret (JACKSON) SLENTZ, was born Oct. 15, 1898, in Gaston, Ind. She was married in Muncie on Feb. 25, 1925, to William R. CAMPBELL. Mrs. Campbell for a number of years operated the Du-Drop-In Cafe on East Ninth street. She was a member of the Christian church of Eaton, Ind.
Survivors are the husband, at home; a brother, Ora SLENTZ of this city, and five nieces, Mrs. Wanita MANN of Muncie; Mrs. Sue SMITH of Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Ruby SMITH of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Leota JENNINGS and Mrs. Cleo MERRILL, both of Galveston.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. EST Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Union cemetery, Eaton, Ind.
Pallbearers will be great-nephews of the deceased and the flower girls will be Mrs. Anna SMITH, Mrs. Bonnie FOX, Mrs. Verla ROUCH, Mrs Evelyn SHIVELY, Mrs. Marjorie SUTTON and Mildred BAILLIEUL.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, April 16, 1955

A. Elizabeth Bryant
Mrs. [A.] Elizabeth BRYANT, 82, for many yers a resident of Athens, died at 7:40 p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tressa WALTZ, R.R. 9, Huntington. She had made her home there since she became ill four years ago.
She was born Aug. 16, 1872, near Angola, the daughter of Oscar and Mary Ann (MILLS) SQUIRES. On June 1, 1890, she was married to Daniel BRYANT, who died in 1939. Mrs. Bryant was a member of the Church of God at Athens.
Surviving are four daughters and one son: Mrs. Ethel HUNGATE, Maumee, O.; Mrs. Trssa WALTZ, Huntington; Mrs. Beulah WOODS, Osceola; Mrs. Eldora CLARK, Wyatt, Ind.; Guy BRYANT, this city; thirty-three grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren. A son and two daughters preceded her in death.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will be held at 2:30 p.m. EST Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, April 18, 1955

Harley R. Garner
Harley Ray GARNER, 67, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at his home, 300 East Walnut street, Argos. Death was due to a heart seizure which followed a stroke suffered a week ago. All his married life had been lived in Argos, Mr. Garner coming there from the Burton community.
He was born June 7, 1887, near Athens to William and Adella GARNER. On Feb. 21, 1906, he was married to Ocie SWIHART at Plymouth. For the past 25 years he operated truck-tank line in Marshall county. Mr. Garner was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Walnut and also attended the Assembly of God Church of Plymouth. He was a member of the Lions Club of Argos.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel IRWIN, R.R. 3, Argos and Mrs. Hazel WINTERROWD, R.R. 2, Rochester; two sons, Merrit [GARNER], Argos, and Jack [GARNER], Lapaz; sixteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Gertie KENNELL, and Mrs. Gladys CASTLEMAN, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Goldie ZANHIZER, Oceanside, Cal., and a brother, Clyde [GARNER], Kewanna.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Revs. William VanWINKLE of Plymouth and Roy RICHEY of Walnut will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

J. Bryan Walters
J. Bryan WALTERS, 58, former Rochester resident, died Sunday morning at McAlester, Okla., from a heart seizure. He had suffered a coronary thrombosies attack while in Texas two weeks previous and was enroute to his home at 7130 Forrest avenue, Hammond. Mr. Walters had been in Texas for the past several weeks where he had become interested in a business project in that state.
For the past several years he was a prominent attorney in Hammond. Mr. Walters left Rochester 22 years ago.
The son of L. B. and Inez WALTERS, he was born in Rochester on Aug. 5, 1896. He was married to Leona TAYLOR. Bryan graduated from Rochester high school and received an appointment to the U. S. naval Academy. He served with the Marine Corps during World War I.
He was a graduate of Purdue University with an electrical engineering degree and also graduated from Notre Dame University in 1925 with a law degree. He was admitted to the bar in 1925.
Mr. Walters was a member of the Masonic Order, the Shrine, the Jesters and the Indiana Bar Association.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a sister, Mrs. Martha L. VERNON, a brother, C. Robert WALTERS, both of this city, and two nieces, Judy Lyn and Vicki K. VERNON of this city.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Graveside services will be held in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Jesse Rule
Mrs. Jesse RULE, former Argos resident, died at 3 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gerald MARTIN of Indianapolis. She had lived with her children following the death of her husband, Joe RULE, in 1944.
Surviving are five daughers: Mrs. Albert HOFFMAN, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Miss Lillie RULE, Mrs. Elma SLOSENGIER, Mrs. Myrtle CARRIER and Mrs. MARTIN, all of Indianapolis; two sons, Donald RULE of Batavia, Ill., and Lawrence RULE of Lincoln, Neb. A daughter, Mrs. June SHAW, preceded her in death.
The body rests at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, April 19, 1955

J. Bryan Walters
Funeral services for J. Bryan WALTERS, who died Sunday at McAlester, Okla., will be held at 10 a.m. CST Thursday at the Neidows funeral home in Hammond.
Graveside rites will be conducted in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 3 p.m. EST Thursday, with the Rev. M. Richard MITCHELL of the Rochester Baptist church officiating.

Harry Maroney
Harry E. MARONEY, 72, retired farmer of R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 9:15 o'clock Monday evening at Memorial hospital, Logansport, where he had been a patient for the past week.
Born Sept. 17, 1882, in Fulton county, he was the son of John W. and Mary CARROLL MARONEY. Mr. Maroney was a member of the St. Ann's church of Kewanna. His wife, the former Anna WALSH, preceded him in death.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Alberta HENDERSON, Logansport. A son, Jack [MARONEY], Richmond; three sisters and a brother, Agnes MARONEY, Logansport, Margaret and Gertrude MARONEY, Kewanna, and Frank [MARONEY], Kewanna. Six grandchildren also survive.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Nellie Meisner
Final rites will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Nellie MEISNER, 74, who died Monday morning at her home at Lake Bruce after a year's illness. The body will be taken from the Harrison funeral home to the residence this evening. Prayer services will be held there at noon Wednesday. Afternoon rites and burial will be in LaFontaine, Ind.
She was born June 1, 1880 at Lake Bruce, the daughter of Benjamin and Mary (MOON) BRUCE. Her first husband, Thomas LOGAN, died in 1918 and in 1921 she married Joseph MEISNER. He died in 1947. Mrs. Meisner was a member of the Trinity Baptist church at LaFontaine.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte BOWMAN, Lake Bruce; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, April 20, 1955

[no obits]

Thursday, April 21, 1955

Elizabeth Jones
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth JONES, 94, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mamie SHAFER of this city, will be held at 1:30 p.m. CST Friday at the Harrison chapel in Royal Center. The body then will be shipped to Los Angeles for burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Jones was born in Fulton county on May 22, 1860 to Peter and Susan (SAUNDERS) UHL. Her husband, William E. JONES, died nearly 20 years ago. For a number of years Mrs. Jones resided at Royal Center.
Survivors include four sons, Orville [JONES], Royal Center; Howard [JONES], Logansport; Russell [JONES] West Palm Beach, Fla., and Leonard [JONES], Jackson, Miss.; two daughters, Mrs. SHAFER, Rochester and Mrs. Fannie LEASURE, Long Beach, Cal., sixteen grandchildren and forty great-grandchildren.

Isa May Harman
Miss Isa May [HARMAN], 68, died at 2 a.m. today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles GROGG of Akron. Death was caused by a heart attack. Miss Harman, who had been in failing health for some time, had resided with her sister the past six years.
She was born May 2, 1886, in Miami county to Jacob J. and Emma Jane (STOFFER) HARMAN. Miss Harman was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors are the sister and three brothers, Ray HARMAN of Elkhart; Russell HARMAN of Grabill, Ind., and George and Fred HARMAN of Roann. A sister and brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. EST Saturday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Charles GROGG residence until 1 p.m. Saturday, at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Friday, April 22, 1955

Mary L. Vickers
Mrs. Mary L. VICKERS, 91, former resident of the Argos community, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at the home of her grandson, Glen E. STERNBERG of Oakland, Cal. She had been seriously ill for three weeks.
The daughter of Jarad and Nancy ROCKWELL, she was born March 1, 1864, at Oskaloosa, Ia. In January, 1887, she was married to Jesse VICKERS, who preceded her in death in 1924. Mrs. Vickers was a member of Englewood Methodist church of Chicago. The Vickers family resided in Chicago for many years.
Survivors are a son, William T. VICKERS, Hawthorne, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Lorna STERNBERG, R.R. 2, Argos, and Mrs. Lurena WRIGHT, Seattle, Wash.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Emma FITZGERALD, Hawthorne, Cal., and a brother, Charles ROCKWELL, Los Angeles, Cal.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Edward BOASE will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Harry S. Griffith
Funeral services for Harry S. GRIFFITH, 78, of Pipe Creek Falls community in Cass county, who died Wednesday, will be held at the Wolf funeral home, Walton, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Deer Creek cemetery west of Onward.
He is survived by five children, one of whom is Mrs. Charles HARRIS, of Rochester.

Saturday, April 23, 1955

Otis Keel
Rochester friends received word of the death of Otis KEEL, 68, which occurred Thursday morning at his home in Janesville, Wis. Mr. Keel left Rochester over 20 years ago to make his home in Janesville.
While in this city he was employed for some time by the Dovichi fruit and cigar store and later managed the Arlington Hotel dining room.
Funeral services were held in Janesville this afternoon.

Monday, April 25, 1955

A. L. Baxter
Funeral services for A. L. BAXTER, 80, who died Satrday night in the Jay County Hospital, Portland, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Oetting Funeral Home, Harlan. Burial will be in the Venedocia, O. cemetery. Mr. Baxter resided on R.R. 2, Grabill, Ind.
Mr. Baxter, a retired farmer, had been ill for the past eight weeks. He was born in Van Wert county, Ohio, but had lived in Allen county since 1927.
Survivors are the widow, Elizabeth [BAXTER]; three sons, Ernest BAXTER, Rochester; Roy BAXTER, Columbia City and Earl BAXTER, Grabill, Ind; fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, April 26, 1955

Jeffery Allen Town
Infant Jeffery Allen TOWN died at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, 16 hours after birth. He was the son of Jackie Allen and Martha Fay (KISTLER) TOWN.
Other survivors are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne KISTLER, R.R. 3, Rochester and Mr. and Mrs. Demoine TOWN, R.R. 2, Argos.
Services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Dale HAMILTON of the Richland Center Methodist church in charge. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Margaret A. Leininger
Mrs. Margaret A. LEININGER, 68, died at 4:20 p.m. Monday at her home in Akron. She had been seriously ill since last December. All her life had been lived in the Akron community.
The daughter of Empson and Kezia (TEEL) HEIGHWAY, she was born July 7, 1886, in Fulton county. In 1907 she was married to Sidney LEININGER, who died in June 1954. Mrs. Leininger was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Imo TUCKER and Mrs. Joanna Van SCOY, both of Akron; two brothers, Orvin HEIGHWAY of near Akron, and Leslie HEIGHWAY of Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Mary MILLER of Akron and a grandson, Tommy TUCKER of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Leininger residence until 1 p.m. Wednesday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Donald F. Washburn
Mrs. Kenneth CASTLEMAN, R.R. 3, Rochester, has received word of the death of her brother, Donald Frederick WASHBURN, 41, which occurred early today from injuries received in a crash of a private airplane Sunday at Burbank Cal. He had resided in California for the past 19 years.
He was born March 11, 1914, at Delong, to Mr. and Mrs. B. F. WASHBURN. His wife was the former Joanne EAGLEBARGER of Bourbon. Mr. Washburn was engaged in the contracting business.
Survivors are his wife and three children, Jodie Yvonne [WASHBURN], 7; Kent Frederick [WASHBURN], 6, and Rhonda Kay [WASHBURN], 4, all of Burbank, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor CASTLEMAN R.R. 3, Rochester and Alice GERRARD, and two brothers, Raymond [WASHBURN] and Jamy R. [WASHBURN], all of Plymouth, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. WASHBURN of Plymouth.
The body will be returned to Plymouth for burial.

Wednesday, April 27, 1955

Arthur Harrold
Arthur HARROLD, 78, life long resident of Fulton county, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Akron. He had been in failing health for the past six years.
He was born Oct. 9, 1876 in the Olive Bethel community, southwest of Akron. In 1903, he was married to Maggie YOUNG. His parents were Francis and Elizabeth (GOOD) HARROLD. Mr. Harrold was a retired salvage dealer. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors are his wife, at home, six nephews and seven nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the residence. The Rev. Herman HEDGES of Auburn will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to the residence this evening. Friends may call after 7 p.m.

Dove Alice Freeman
Mrs. Dove Alice FREEMAN, 72, died at 11 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Glen MOODY, R.R. 6, Rochester. A complete obituary will apper in Thursday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, April 28, 1955

Dove Alice Freeman
Final rites for Mrs. Dove Alice FREEMAN, 72, who died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at her home on R.R. 6, Rochester, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Evans funeral home, Dugger. Burial will be in the Dugger cemetery.
She was born March 21, 1883, at Dugger to Virgil and Sarah Alice (JOHNSON) ANDERSON. On march 7, 1910, she was married to Ben FREEMAN at Sullivan. Mrs. Freeman was a member of the Methodist church at Dugger.
Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Glenn MOODY, R.R. 6, Rochester with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Floyd DICKEY of South Bend; two sons, William FREEMAN of LaPeer, Mich., and Stephen FREEMAN, of New Carlisle, Ind.; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Moody residence.

Donald F. Washburn
Funeral services for Donald F. WASHBURN, 37, formerly of Delong, who died Tuesday from injuries received in a plane crtash at Burbank, Cal., will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Danielson and Van Gilder funeral home, Plymouth. Burial will be in the Memorial Park addition of the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. The Rev. Milton PETZOLD will officiate.
Washburn, a brother of Mrs. Eleanor CASTLEMAN, R.R. 3, Rochester, was riding with a flying instructor when the fatal accident occurred.
Friends may call at the funeral home from Saturday afternoon until the hour of the services.

Friday, April 29, 1955

Edwin Bobisuthi
Edwin BOBISUTHI, 68, retired farmer, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at his home on R.R. 1, Rochester. He resided in Aubbenaubbee township for a number of years.
He was born in Chicago Sept. 24, 1886.
Survivors are a brother, George [BOBISUTHI], Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Helen POLANEK, Brookfield, Ill.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, April 30, 1955

Mary Elizabeth Vandegrift
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth VANDEGRIFT, 94, a pioneer resident of Fulton county, residing about four miles northeast of Rochester, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Rochester nursing home where she had been admitted about seven hours previously. Mrs. Vandegrift had been in failing health for the past seven years.
The daughter of Job and Catherine (McDANIEL) BREECES, she was born June 19, 1860 in Defiance county, Ohio. On October 15, 1884 at Macy, she was married to Cory VANDEGRIFT. Mr. Vandegrift died in 1947. Most of her life was spent in Fulton county.
Surviving are one son, Quincy VANDEGRIFT, route 5, Rochester; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Paul SCHWAN of the Lutheran churc will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Alden Sensibaugh
Funeral services for Alden SENSIBAUGH, 83, who died Friday evening in the St. Joseph's hospital at Mishawaka, are tentatively set for 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos.
The retired farmer was born in Kosciusko county on July 23, 1871. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha INKS SENSIBAUGH in 1946.
He is survived by two children, Lester [SENSIBAUGH] of Argos, and Mrs. Eva OVERMYER of Mishawaka; two children reared by the family, Mrs. Alice BANKS of Culver and Dale SENSIBAUGH of Warsaw; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Other arrangements are pending.

Edwin Bobisuthi
Funeral services for Edwin BOBISUTHI, 68, have been changed from 2 p.m. today to 2 p.m. Sunday. Services will be conducted at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Nora Blackburn
Miss Nora BLACKBURN, 80, of Leiters Ford died at 2:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Miss Blackburn suffered a hip fracture last Tuesday and death resulted from complications which followed. She had been a resident of Leiters Ford for over 30 years, coming there from Akron.
She was born July 12, 1874 in Fulton county. Her parents were Thomas and Tillie (BRUGH) BLACKBURN. Miss Blackburn followed the occupation of a dressmaker until her retirement a few years ago.
Survivors are one brother, Fred BLACKBURN of Burket and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, this city. The Rev. Louis E. HASKELL will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.
The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Monday, May 2, 1955

William Biddinger
William "Err" BIDDINGER, 68, life-long resident of Fulton county, died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday at his farm home five miles northwest of Rochester. He had been seriously ill for the past four months.
The son of William and Lydia (LEITER) BIDDINGER, he was born on a farm northwest of Rochester on Sept. 27, 1886. His first marriage was to Minnie McGRIFF in 1911. She died during that year. In 1918, he was wed to Estella WALTER at South Bend.
Mr. Biddinger was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice CRABBS of Rochester; Mrs. Betty ROUCH and Mrs. Willodean HOESEL, both of R.R. 2, Kewanna; a son, William [BIDDINGER], R.R. 2, Akron; a brother, H. E. BIDDINGER, Billings, Mont., and ten grandchildren. A brother, Frank BIDDINGER and a sister, Mrs. Etta KIRKERET, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Dale HAMILTON will officiate.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos up until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 3, 1955

Edna Lewis
Mrs. Edna LEWIS, 69, died suddenly Monday afternoon at her home west of Leiters Ford.
The daughter of John and Margaret SCHALL, she was born Oct. 16, 1885, at South Whitley, and moved to Fulton county when quite young. On Dec. 25, 1904, she was married to Omer LEWIS. Mrs. Lewis was a member of the Zion Methodist church near Leiters Ford.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Florence ROHLFINT, Mrs. Retha SUNDY, Mrs. Mary MILLER and Mrs. Irene SNYDER, all of Logansport, and Mrs. Hazel ANDERSON of South Bend; a son, Ermil LEWIS of Culver; a brother, Will [SCHALL] of Culver; sixteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
The body rests at the Harrison fneral home in Kewanna where friends may call up until 1 p.m. Thursday. Fnal rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zion Methodist church with the Rev. John DEAL officiating.

William Biddinger
Funeral services for William "Err" BIDDINGER will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Richland Center church. The Rev. Dale HAMILTON will officiate. The name of a sister, Mrs. Minnie McPHERSON of Tippecanoe, was omitted in Monday's obituary.

Wednesday, May 4, 1955

Iva Inez Nordman
Mrs. Iva Inez NORDMAN, 50, Disko, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Wabash hospital. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born Feb. 24, 1905, at Laketon, Ind., she was the daughter of Lamon and Emma (HENDRICKS) BOLLINGER. On Feb. 23. 1928, at North Manchester, she was married to Adolph Johnson NORDMAN. Mrs. Nordman was a member of the Twin Lake Lutheran church.
Surviving are eight children, Lois May PETERS, Rochester; Adolph [NORDMAN] Jr., R.R. 2, Peru; Truman [NORDMAN], North Manchester; Novella [NORDMAN], Fort Wayne; Wayne, Frank, Paul and Johnson [NORDMAN] of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel NORDMAN, Wabash, and Mrs. Alva HARMES, both of North Manchester; five brothers, Vernon [BOLLINGER], Wabash; Ralph [BOLLINGER], Anderson; Paul [BOLLINGER], Peru; Donald [BOLLINGER], Wabash, and Howard [BOLLINGER] of Arizona; six grandchildren and her mother, Mrs. Emma PAULING, Urbana, Ind.
The body rests at the Nordman home in Disko. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Nellie Fear
Mrs. Nellie FEAR, 74, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday at her home in Argos. She had been in ill health for eight years.
The daughter of John and Sarah (THOMPSON) WARREN, she was born Nov. 28, 1880 in Jasper county, Ind. On Nov. 1. 1902, she was married to Orville FEAR. She had been a resident of Argos for over 30 years. Mrs. Fear was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are her husband, at home, and the following children: Mrs. Louise HOOKER, Argos; Sam FEAR, Plymouth; Mrs. Marie McCLURE, Mishawaka; Mrs. Edna WEDELING, Plmouth; Mrs. Violet ELLIOT, Plymouth, and Wayne FEAR, Argos; four sisters, Mrs. Grace MAHLER, Rochester, Mrs. Almeda HUDSON, Argos; Mrs. Prudence GIBBS, Crews, Va., and Mrs. Estella HAMMOND, Mishawaka; three brothers, Frank WARREN, chicago, and George and Arthur WARREN both of Argos; twenty-two grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Ernest TREBER of Darlington will officiate and burial will be in the Fairmont cemetry, north of Plmouth.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, May 5, 1955

Mary E. Lukens
Mrs. Mary E. LUKENS, 87, of Disko, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Lukens had been a resident of the Disko and Roann communities her entire life.
She was born Sept. 13, 1867, at Urbana to Jobe and Eliza (DROWD) TILLMAN. She was married to Abraham LUKENS on Sept. 8, 1885. Mrs. Lukens was a member of Baptist church, the Order of Eastern Star of Akron and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Marie HUNTER of Roann; two sons, Ralph [LUKENS] of Rochester and Frank [LUKENS] of Disko; twelve grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren; two brothers, James TILLMAN of Kokomo, and Marshall TILLMAN of Cincinnati. Two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Niconza Baptist church with the Rev. George BOATWRIGHT in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 1 p.m. Friday, at which time the body will be taken to the church.

Emery V. Large
Emery Vernice LARGE, 75, life-long resident of the Leiters Ford community, died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Nursing Home where he had been a patient for a day. He had been critically ill since last Friday.
He was born Dec. 27, 1880, in Delong to John and Mary Jane LARGE. His wife, the former Clovie STAYTON, died in 1950. Mr. Large was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist chuch, the I.O.O.F. lodge there, and the Masonic lodge of Rochester.
Surviving are eight children: Juanita [LARGE], Fort Wayne; Chester [LARGE], San Antonio, Texas; Alfred [LARGE], Culver; Orville [LARGE], Monterey; Delbert [LARGE], Leiters Ford; Helen Jane [LARGE],Argos; Susan [LARGE] of Pennsylvania, and Lester [LARGE], LaPorte. Also surviving are five sisters and a brother: Mrs. Vada SMITH, Argos; Mrs. Nellie ADAIR, Argos; Mrs. Ludie REESE and Miss Ruth LARGE, both of South Bend; Mrs. Eva STAYTON, and Ralph LARGE, both of Culver.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Lewis HASKELL officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. The Rochester Masons will conduct rites at the graveside.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home after noon Friday until 3 p.m. Saturday when the body will be taken to the residence at Leiters Ford.

Iva Inez Nordman
Final rites for Mrs. Iva Inez NORDMAN, 50, Disko, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Disko Methodist church. The Rev. E. O. KRUG and Rev. Wesley BULLIS will officiate and burial will be in the Fairview cemetery north of Servia.
The eight surviving children are: Mrs. Lois May TEETER, of Rochester; Frank, Paul, Wayne and Johnson [NORDMAN], all at home; Adolph [NORDMAN], Jr., of Peru, Truman [NORDMAN] of North Manchester and Norvella [NORDMAN] of Fort Wayne.

Friday, May 6, 1955 to Saturday, May 7, 1955

[no obits]

Monday, May 9, 1955

Mrs. Carl Jefvert
Final rites were held this afternoon for Mrs. Carl JEFVERT, 54, who died Friday at her home in Fowler of a heart seizure. She was a cousin of Mrs. Freida DeWEESE, R.R. 2, Rochester.

Blanche Zent
Mrs. Blanche ZENT, 70, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at her home four miles west of Mentone. Death was caused by carcinoma, following a two-year illness. Her entire life had been spent in the vicinity of Mentone and Warsaw.
The daughter of William and Sophia AMES, she was born May 23, 1884, west of Warsaw. She was married to Lloyd ZENT on Dec. 17, 1904. Mrs. Zent was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Survivors are her husband, at home, two sons, Earl ZENT of near Mentons, and Orton ZENT, Rochester; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mentone Baptist church with the Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH of Argos officiating. Friends may call at the Johns funeral home, Mentone, until 2 p.m. Tuesday at which time the body will be taken to the Zent home.

Willis B. Poor
Funeral services for Willis B. POOR, 33, who died Saturday morning at his home near Kewanna, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist church in Winamac. The Rev. John Paul JONES will officiate.
He was born Nov. 29, 1923, in Winamac to Charles and May CRAMER POOR. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Marie [POOR]; two children, Gail Marie and William Joseph [POOR], both at home; his mother, Winamac; five brothers and a sister, George and Harry [POOR] of Winamac, Charles [POOR] of South Bend; Richard [POOR] of Argos, Joe [POOR] of Rolling Prairie and Mrs. Sylvia NITZSCHKE of Winamac.
Friends may call at the Mrs. May Poor home in Winamac.

Tuesday, May 10, 1955

[no obits]

Wednesday, May 11, 1955

Enos E. Wilfert
Enos E. WILFERT, 64, farmer residing three and a half miles southeast of Culver, died early this morning at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for the past three days. He had been a resident of Marshall county since 1921, coming there from Illinois. His wife, Anna Mae AULT WILFERT, died in 1948.
Mr. Wilfert was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist church.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Edna FISHER of Rochester and Mrs. Clara STOUGH of Plymouth; three brothers, Clyde E. [WILFERT] of Edwardsburg, Mich.; Lloyd Earl [WILFERT] of Burlington, Wis., and Roy H. [WILFERT] of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Hope Methodist church with the Rev. John F. DEAL in charge. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery. Friends may call at the Easteday funeral home in Culver.

David Albert Booth
David Albert BOOTH, 7, 1012 Franklin avenue, this city, died at 8:30 a.m. today in the Bobs Roberts hospital, Chicago. The youngster had been critically ill for the past three weeks from lukemia.
He was born March 23, 1948, in Rochester to Marvin and Lorraine (BERNHARDT) BOOTH.
Surviving are his parents and a brother, James [BOOTH], at home, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert BOOTH of Chicago.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. M. Richard MITCHELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, May 12, 1955

[no obits]

Friday, May 13, 1955

Mrs. W. E. Hosman
Mrs. W. E. HOSMAN, 89, former resident of Akron, died about 9 a.m. today at the Whitley County Hospital, Columbia City, from injuries suffered in a fall Tuesday morning in which she suffered a broken hip. Her late husband was a physician in Akron for many years.
The body is being returned to the Moyer Haupert funeral home in Akron. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

William Burkett
William BURKETT, 85, a resident of the Richland Center community for the past 60 years, died at his home a mile southeast of Richland Center at 1:30 a.m. EST today following a year's serious illness.
A retired farmer, Mr. Burkett was born Aug. 26, 1869, at Burr Oak, Ind., to Ephrim and Amanda OVERMYER BURKETT. He was married Oct. 28, 1893, to Martha DUDGEON who preceded him in death four years ago.
He was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leo MOW, R.R. 5, Rochester; a son, Walter BURKETT, R.R. 3, Rochester; seven grandchildren. Five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. EST at the Richland Center Methodist church with the Rev. Dale HAMILTON officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center.
The body was removed to the Burkett residence from the Foster funeral home at 4 p.m. today. Friends may call at the home until an hour before the last rites, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Saturday, May 14, 1955

George I. Harper
Mr. and Mrs. Dean ARVEN have returned from Corydon, Ind., where they attended the funeral of George Irvin HARPER. Mr. Harper was killed Tuesday afternoon while unloading a bulldozer. He is survived by his wife and four small children. The Harpers have visited at the home of the Arvens several times.

Ida M. Hosman
Mrs. Ida M. HOSMAN, 89, of Akron, died at 9 a.m. Friday in the Memorial hospital, Columbia City, following a hip fracture suffered a few days ago. For the past three years, Mrs. Hosman resided in a South Whitley nursing home. Practically all her life had been spent in Akron.
She was born March 28, 1866, at Warsaw. Her parents were David and Nancy (BARR) BAKER. In 1891 she was married to Dr. [Willis] E. HOSMAN, who died in [1935]. Mrs. Hosman was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are a daughter, VivVille HOSMAN of Brookline, Mass., two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Dewitt HOSMAN, died in 1946.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Revs. Claude FAWNS and Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, May 16, 1955

Charles W. Safford
Charles W. SAFFORD, 72, R.R. 2, Rochester died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at his home in the Bethlehem neighborhood northeast of this city. Death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a heart seizure. He had been in failing health for the past year.
Mr. Safford had resided at his present address for the past 35 years, moving there from the Sand Hill community. Prior to that time he resided in Rochester and Muncie. He had been a resident of Indiana for 46 years. For a score of years he contributed to The News-Sentinel's "This and That" columin under the pseudonym of the "Old Sage of Newcastle Township."
He was born in Lackawanna Conty, Pa., on July 14, 1882, to Landis and Catherine (COLE) SAFFORD. He was married to Louise FELLOWS on Nov. 24, 1909, at Detroit. Mr. Safford followed the occupation of draftsman until his retirement in 1948. He was a member of the Methodist church at Greensburg, N.C. and the Rochester Methodist church. Mr. Safford was also active in the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Surviving are his wife, at home, and five children: Walter [SAFFORD], Akron; Mrs. Earl BAILEY, Rochester; Donald [SAFFORD], Dyer; Albert [SAFFORD], at home and Mrs. Robert DOKE, Elkhart; two brothers, George [SAFFORD], Lockwood, N.Y., and Fred [SAFFORD], Clyde, N.C., and one sister, Mrs. C. W. KEENEY, of Meshoppen, Pa. A daughter preceded him in death in 1913.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethlehem Baptist church with the Rev. Harry SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Harry Overman
Harry OVERMAN, Westfield, died Sunday evening. He was the father of Vic OVERMAN, former football coach at Rochester high school now living in Franklin. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at Westfield. Vic Overman recently accepted a position as head football coach at Michigan City high school.

Tuesday, May 17, 1955

Ralph Johnson
Ralph JOHNSON, 52, former Argos resident died 1 p.m. Monday at Denver, Colo. He had been in failing health for the past three years. He is survived by his wife, the former Genieve ELEY of Argos; a son and a daugter.
The body will be returned to the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos on Thursday. Final rites are pending.
Ralph B. Hittle
Ralph B. HITTLE, 56, well-known farmer of the Richland Center community, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday of a heart attack which he suffered in the office of a local physician. Mr. Hittle had been ill from a heart ailment for the past six months. He had resided in Fulton and Marshall counties his entire life.
Born May 1, 1899, in Green township, Marshall county, he was the son of William and Alice HENDRICKS HITTLE. On Feb. 10, 1921, he was married to Nellie WHITTAKER. He was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Alta ROCK and Mrs. Alice SHOTTS, both of Rochester; five sons, Gerald, Wayne, John and James [HITTLE], all of Rochester, and Raymond [HITTLE], R.R. 2, Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Gladis PERSONETT of Argos, and Mrs. Iva MURPHY, R.R. 3, Rochester. Fourteen grandchildren also survive.
The body will be taken from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the residence where friends may call after 5 p.m. today.
There will be a prayer service at the home at1:30 p.m. Thursday and final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Richland Center church with the Rev. Dale HAMILTON in charge. Burial will be in the adjacent cemetery.

Wednesday, May 18, 1955

Ralph Johnson
Prayer services for Ralph JOHNSON, 52, who died Monday at his home in Denver, Colo., will be held at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Edward BOASE officiating. The Argos Masonic lodge will conduct its rites at the Maple Grove cemetery.
Mr. Johnson, who was born at Wolcott, is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Marda WALDVOGLE of Lagoona Beach, Cal., and a son, Kent JOHNSON, Denver, Colo.
Friends may call at the fneral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Alfred N. Piper
Alfred N. PIPER, native of Rochester, died in his home at 602 East Monroe street, Peru, Tuesday morning following a two-week illness. He was 62 years of age.
He was born March 21, 1893, in Rochester to Sylvester and Elma BRAMAN PIPER. His first marriage was in 1918 to Goldie RITTER; his second marriage to Gertie PARTLOU in 1953. He resided in Flton and Miami counties his entire life.
Survivors are three sons, Norman [PIPER] of Marion, Charles [PIPER] of Logansport and Harold [PIPER] of Fort Wane, and sister, Mrs. Nellie TROYER, Peru, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Drake-Flowers funeral home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Orlie BLACK officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.

Thursday, May 19, 1955

Mervin J. Hammel
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. today in the Flanner & Buchanan funeral home, Indianapolis, for Mervin J. HAMMEL, 71, Indianapolis. Mr. Hammel died Tuesday at his home in Indianapolis.
About 50 years ago Mr. Hammel resided in Rochester and was employed by the Feder-Silverberg general store for a few years. His first wife was the former Emma KING, of this city. She preceded him in death a number of years ago.
Mr. Hammel was president of the Rytex Paper Printing Company of Indianapolis; a member of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia Club. He also was active in the Indiana Society of Chicago.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Kathryn HAMMEL, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Helen EDELSON of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Blanche EDELSON of Ironton, O. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. M. O. KING and Jack C. IRWIN of this city.
Burial ws in the Crown Hill Mausoleum, Indianapolis.

Phyllis Feidler
Mrs. Phyllis FEIDLER, 47, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died Wednesday at her home after a brief illness.
The daughter of Loney and Pennie (DAVIS) McKILLOP, she was born May 2, 1908 in Ashville, N.C. On Aug. 14, 1934, she was married to Harley FEIDLER at Peru.
Surviving are her hsband, at home; a son, Robert [FEIDLER] of Logansport; her mother, Mrs. Pennie McKILLOP of Lucerne, and four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth SMITH at Ashville, N.C.; Mrs. Marie GREER of Logansport; Mrs. Mae GRIFFITH of South Bend, and Mrs. Ethel FEIDLER of Pontiac, Mich.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Friday, May 20, 1955

Philip Doyle Pavey
Philip Doyle [PAVEY], six-months-old son of the Rev. Doyle E. and Shirley T. (HULL) PAVEY of Macy, died Thursday in the Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis. The child was born Nov. 1, 1954, at Woodlawn hospital, this city.
Survivors ar the parents, of Macy, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. HULL of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur PAVEY, Bloomington, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Macy Methodist church. Dr. George D. GREER, sperintendent of the Wabash district of Methodist churches of Hntington, will officiate. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.
Friends may call at the McCain funeral home in Denver from 2 p.m. Saturday until 12:30 p.m. Sunday at which time the body will lie in state at the church.
The family requests that remembrances or contributions be sent to the Children Research Department of the Riley Hospital instead of flowers.

Saturday, May 21, 1955

[no obits]

Monday, May 23, 1955

Arley P. Morris
Arley P. MORRIS, 69, dean of Rochester grocers, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital from a rifle bullet wound which Coroner Dr. Dean K. STINSON stated was self-inflicted. The injured man was found in his home around 11:30 a.m. Sunday when his wife returned from attending church services.
Mr. Morris had been in failing health for the past two years. He came to Rochester 36 years ago from West Liberty, Ia., and soon entered the grocery business. He observed the 34th anniversary of the Morris grocery store April of this year.
The son of Delos and Orinda Mae (WHISLER) MORRIS, he was born April 2, 1886, at West Liberty, Ia. On May 17, 1918 he was married to Gertrude ALLEN, who died Feb. 20, 1943. His second marriage was to Mary TIPPY on Jan. 4, 1946.
Survivors are his wife, at home, 523 Fulton avenue; a son, Dr. Robert A. MORRIS, Anderson; two stepsons, Gene TIPPY of Rochester, and Jack TIPPY of Angola; one sister, Lurline MORRIS of Goshen; one brother, Roger MORRIS of Tucson, Ariz.; two step-grandchildren and one nephew.
Private funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. Donald DECKER of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the services.

Eugene Wright
Eugene WRIGHT, brother of Mrs. Ernest STEFFY of this city, died Sunday morning in the Porter Memorial hospital at Valparaiso. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Valparaiso.

Tuesday, May 24, 1955

Mrs. Rose Dielman
Mrs. Rose DIELMAN, 75, Akron, died at 3:25 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. She had been critically ill for the past two days. Mrs. Dielman had resided in Akron and vicinity her entire life.
She was born Sept. 16,1879, eight miles southwest of Akron, to Alvin and Alice (TRACY) [SEIDNER]. In 1899, she was married to Daniel J. DIELMAN at Macy. He preceded her in death in 1952. Mrs. Dielman was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church of Macy.
Survivors are a son, Earl [DIELMAN], Macy; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Jessie BARNHISEL of Akron. A son, Willis [DIELMAN] preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Hill chuch with the Rev. Jack [PAVEY] of Macy and the Rev. Harold CONRAD of Akron officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Wednesday, May 25, 1955

Mrs. H. N. Blair
Mrs. H. N. BLAIR, 86, lifelong resident of Culver, died Tuesday noon at her home in that city.
Mrs. Blair was [Frances J. SPANGLER] the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter SPANGLER and a sister of Mrs. Laura Ellen BABCOCK of this city, who prceded her in death in 1947.
She is survived by her husband, [Hollis N. BLAIR] at home; two daughters, Mrs. Edward SHADEL of Kewanna and Mrs. Merl GALBREATH of Winamac; three grandchildren, Richard Noland GALBREATH, Mrs. Jeanne NEER, both of Winamac, and Miss Audrey SHADEL of Lakeville, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Easterday funeral home in Culver. Burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery.

Thursday, May 26, 1955

A/1c Edward L. Harper
A young airman from Akron and six other persons were killed Wednesday morning when two cars collided on U.S. 81, four miles south of New Brauniels, Texas.
A/1c Edward L. HARPER, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. George HARPER, Akron, and brother of Merle and George [HARPER], Jr., of Rochester, died about an hour after the fatal crash which also claimed the lives of six of seven persons riding in one car.
The family was notified of the death by telegram and expressed a belief that their son, a 1951 grduate of Akron high school, may have been returning from a visit in Oklahoma City, where his wife lives.
Harper enlisted in the Air Force shortly after finishing school. He was due to be discharged next September.
Survivors are besides the parents, the widow, Mrs. Lois PEARSON HARPER, Oklahoma City; four brothers, Merle and George, Jr., both of Rochester; Paul and Arthur [HARPER], both of Akron; and two sisters, Mrs. Jolane RINGLE, of Marion, and Mrs. William SHEAR, of Bourbon; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence SHRIVER, Rochester, and his grandmother, Mrs. Cora HARPER of Rochester.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, May 27, 1955

Harry G. Johnson
Harry G. JOHNSON, 77, Athens, died at noon Thursday in the Yocum nursing home this city. He had been seriously ill for the past six weeks. Practically all his life had been spent in the Athens community with the exception of 15 years' residency at Peru.
He was born Dec. 1, 1877, on a farm near Millark. His parents were Israel and Almeda (ZARTMAN) JOHNSON. In 1899, he was married to Orpha MASTELLER. Mr. Johnson was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Peru.
Survivors are his wife, at home, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

A/1c Edward L. Harper
Funeral services for A/1c Edward L. HARPER, who was killed in an auto accident in Texas, Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Church of God at Akron, with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday until 12:30 p.m. Monday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Saturday, May 28, 1955

Edward M. Hill
Edward M. HILL, 76, former local resident, died Friday night at his home in Inwood, Ind, following a lengthy illness. A former employee of the Spiegel Mail Order House of Chicago, he had resided in Inwood for the past six years.
He was born Nov. 22, 1878, in Rochester to Marshall and Sarah (CARTER) HILL. On Dec. 25, 1898, he married Ella May PRIEST of this city. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
During his youth he was employed as a tailor and for 20 years was employed by the Portland Cement Company at Buffington.
Surviving are his wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred SPARKS, Whiting; Loreen HILL, at home; Mrs. Jenette BAKER, Valparaiso; a brother, Mel HILL, this city; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Homer F. Powell
Homer F. POWELL, 72, former resident of Cass county, died Friday evening at his home in South Bend.
Born April 8, 1883, he was the son of Virgil and Mary (BERKSHIRE) POWELL.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Martha RYAN, Walkerton; Mrs. Pauline FELTY and Mrs. Nellie CARPENTER, Bremen; Mrs. Doris REILLY, Elgin, Ill.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Glenn HILL, Rochester and Mrs. Elizabeth STARKEY, Logansport.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.

Lantie Dell Corey
Mrs. Lantie Dell COREY, 82, died at 7:20 p.m. Friday at her farm home, four miles west of Argos. She suffered a hip fracture a year ago and this was a contributing factor to her death. Mrs. Corey had resided in the Argos community her entire life.
She was born Aug. 5, 1872, in Argos to Jacob and Emma WICKIZER. On Nov. 11, 1890, she was married to William D. COREY. Mrs. Corey was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are her husband, at home; four daughtrs and four sons: Mrs. Ruth MILNER of Syracuse; Mrs. Helen CHAPPELL of Argos; Mrs. Doris SOLLIDAY of Angola; Mrs. Rose WILSON of Lansing, Mich; Neal [COREY] of South Bend; Dale [COREY] of Knox; Fred [COREY] of Plymouth and Mark [COREY], of Argos; thirty-eight grandchildren and thirty-five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Nora BOWELL of Rochester is a sister of the deceased. Two sons, Paul and Lynn [COREY], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Robert WHITEHEAD of the Argos Christian church and the Rev. Joseph ROGERS, a grandson of Mrs. Corey, will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

John L. Bybee
John L. BYBEE, 51, former Rochester resident, died Friday evening in Memorial hospital, South Bend. Death resulted from a heart ailment. He had been seriously ill for the past week.
He is survived by his wife, the former Grace COPLEN of Rochester. Milo, Ray and Oscar COPLEN of this city are brothers-in-law of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church of South Bend. Friends may call at the Welsheimer funeral home, South Bend.

A/1c Edward L. Harper
The body of Edward HARPER, who was killed in an auto accident in Texas, will arrive in Akron at 7 p.m. tonight. Friends may call at the home of his parents after 1 p.m. Sunday up until 12:30 p.m. Monday, at which time the body will be taken to the Church of God where services will be held at 2 p.m.

Luversia M. Mikesell
Mrs. Luversia M. MIKESELL, of West Third street, this city, died at 6:30 a.m. today in the St. Joseph hospital, South Bend. She had been seriously ill for the past several weeks.
The daughter of Daniel and Lyndia SMITH, she was born Feb. 9, 1881 in Newcastle township. Her marriage was on Oct. 14, 1903 to Frank MIKESELL at Akron. He preceded her in death a few years ago.
Survivors are two brothers, Foy SMITH of Akron and Thurman SMITH of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Hamlet cemetery near Talma. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 31, 1955

Floyd Thomas Guillaume
Floyd Thomas GUILLAUME, 57, of Mexico, who died Sunday from injuries received in an auto accident at Red Key, Ind., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Brethren at Mexico. The Rev. E. Paul WEAVER will officiate, and burial will be in Mexico Green Lawn cemetery.
He was a member of the Church of the Brethren, the Moose lodge of Peru and the Masonic lodge of Mexico.
Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy E. ROBBINS, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Betty BROWN and Mrs. Marjorie COON; a son, Robert Carl [GUILLAUME], Oklahoma City, Okla; two step-daughters, Eileen and Clarise KRAUSE, both at home; two brothers, William and Walter [GUILLAUME], Peru, and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel SMITH, Peru and Mrs. Pearl NEW, Huntington. Also surviving are six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the McCain funeral home in Denvr after 7 p.m. today. The body also will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Harry John Graeber
Harry John GRAEBER, 66, died at 2:25 a.m. Sunday at his home, 716 Madison street, this city, following a two-year illness. He had been bedfast for the past nine weeks.
He was born Feb. 28, 1889, at Rochester to Fred and Margaret MARSHALL GRAEBER. On Nov. 4, 1922, he was married to Hertha SEVERNS at St. Joseph, Mich. All his life was spent in Rochester with the exception of service in the U.S. Army during World War I. He engaged in carpentry work following the war.
Mr. Graeber was a member of the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, at home; two step-children, Everett D. THOMPSON of Walton, and Marjorie THOMPSON of Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Etta PITT of Detroit and Mrs. Emma LONG of Dallas, Texas, and three brothers, Max [GRAEBER] of Detroit; Floyd [GRAEBER] of South Bend, and Fred [GRAEBER] of Pomona, Cal.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. George CRANE, assisted by the American Legion Post, will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Connie Sue Chapin
Funeral services for Connie Sue CHAPIN, infant daughter of Clayton C. and Treva Mae CHAPEN of Nyona Lake, who died at 7 a.m., Monday soon after birth, were held at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton this afternoon. The Rev. R. H. TURNER officiated and burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Surviving with the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer SHOEMAKER and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar CHAPIN of Macy.

Wednesday, June 1, 1955

Grover C. Manse
Jesse L. TOMBAUGH of this city has received word of the death of Prof. Grover C. MANSE, which occurred May 24 at his home in Rockhill, S.C. Final rites and burial services were held at Hamilton, N.Y.
Prof. Manse will be remembered by the older residents of this city as one of the faculty heads at the Rochester Normal University. He was an instructor in science and athletics. The professor also was one of the star players on a Rochester independent basketball team.
Tombaugh was a student in one of the professor's classes and they had kept in touch throughout the years.

Isaac Sullivan
Isaac SULLIVAN, 93, a retired farm laborer of Twelve Mile, died at 5:35 a.m. today in a Logansport hospital. All his life had been spent at Twelve Mile and Mexico.
The son of Phillip and Roseann (LONG) SULLIVAN, he was born in Miami county on June 16, 1861. He never married.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain funeral home, Denver. The Rev. E. Paul WEAVER will officiate and burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 2, 1955

Emma J. Black
Emma J. BLACK, 81, died at 2:35 a.m. today in the Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru following a nine-months' illness. For the past six years she had made her home in Denver at the home of a sister, Mrs. Grace POTTENGER.
Mrs. Black was born Jan. 22, 1874, in Richland township in Miami county to Charles J. and Sarah HURSEY WARD. She was married Sept. 25, 1895, to Charles H. BLACK, who died in 1949. The couple resided in Mexico, where she was a member of the First Brethren church, the W.M.S. and the Mexico W.C.T.U.
Surviving are a son, Loren T. [BLACK], Long Beach, Cal., a professor at Long Beach City College; a daughter, Frances E. BLACK, teacher in the Kokomo city schools; two sisters, Mrs. Pottengr and Mrs. Ruth Marie ROYER, Logansport; three brothers, Truman WARD, Rochester; Homer WARD, Macy, and Ralph WARD, North Manchester; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the First Brethren church in Mexico at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Wayne SWIHART and the Rev. Austin GABLE officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery.
Friends may call at the McCain funeral home in Denver after 7 p.m. Friday. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 - 2 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, June 3, 1955

James T. Cooke
James T. COOKE, 57, of Chicago, died at 8:35 a.m. Thursday at his home in that city. He had been in ill health for the past four years.
He was the son of Burns B. and Mattie (RAY) COOKE and was born at Red Springs, N.C. On Jan. 31, 1924, he was married to Goldie THOMPSON. He served on the Chicago police force for 28 years. He was a member of the Police Benevolent Association and the Illinois Police Association and the American Legion Post 207.
Survivors are his wife, and a son, James T. [COOKE], Jr., both of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie L. TRACEY of South Bend; four grandchildren and his mother, Mrs. Mattie HESNER of Miami, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Eldora Shafer
Mrs. Eldora SHAFER, widow of the late Charlie SHAFER of Plymouth, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Parkview hospital in that city. She had been seriously ill since Monday.
She was born in 1879 to Robert and Catherine (JOHNSON) WALTERS in Richland township, Fulton county.
Survivors are a son, Gaylord SHAFER of Sturgis, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Tura REGNIER of Plymouth and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Danielson funeral home, Plymouth. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry, Rochester.

Augustus Sickmiller
Augustus "Gus" SICKMILLER, 91, died at 4:45 a.m. today at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following a five-year illness. He resided at his farm home, five miles northeast of Argos. Practically all his life had been spent in the Argos community.
He was born Aug. 28, 1863, in Kosciusko county to Henry and Catherine (MONESMITH) SICKMILLER. Mr. Sickmiller was engaged in farming until a few years ago when he retired.
Surviving are three sons, Marvin [SICKMILLER] of Argos; Leo [SICKMILLER] of Plymouth and Onel [SICKMILLER] of RR. 2, Argos; fifteen grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren. Mr. Sickmiller was the last of a family of fourteen children. A daughter, Mrs. Inez BIGGS, died in 1942.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Edward BOASE of the Argos Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetry, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ruth Gunter
Mrs. Ruth GUNTER, 51, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a heart seizure.
The daughter of William and Lula (FEATHERS) FORD, she was born Dec. 20, 1903, in Advance. Mrs. Gunter was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Survivors are the husband, Cecil [GUNTER], at home; two daughters and six sons, Mildred MULLINS, Fulton; Marjorie EASTERDAY, Lucerne; Russell [GUNTER], Fulton; George Robert, [GUNTER], Cutbank, Mont.; Virgil [GUNTER], Marshtown; Harold Ray [GUNTER], in armed service in Japan; Richard Dale [GUNTER], in armed service in England; Ralph Lee [GUNTER], Camp Leonard Wood, Mo.
Also surviving are a brother, Clyde FORD, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and fourteen grandchildren. One son was killed during World War I.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, June 4, 1955

Winnie Bixler
Funeral services for Mrs. Winnie BIXLER, who died Friday afternoon, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. E. Paul WEAVER officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Bixler, 63, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben WOODCOX, R.R. 5, Rochester, where she had lived the past two months. She had been bedfast for those eight weeks.
Born March 30, 1892, in Knoxville, Tenn., she had lived in this community most of her life. She was married to Sydney Ray BIXLER on May 16, 1909, in Kewanna. Her husband died in 1953.
She was a member of the Mexico Churth of the Brethren.
Surviving are five sons: Maurice [BIXLER], Culver; Floyd [BIXLER], Mentone; George [BIXLER] Athens; Chester [BIXLER] Logansport, and Robert [BIXLER], Niles, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Woodcox and Mrs. Leslie WARD, Valparaiso, and eighteen grandchildren.
The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Leonard Gaumer
Funeral services for Leonard Lawrence GAUMER, 51, who died from a self-inflicted bullet wound Friday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Christian church. The Rev. James KIMSEY of the Christian church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Gaumer left for work at the Sinclair filling station, corner of Main and Fourth streets, at 7:15 a.m. Friday and when he did not arrive his brother, Floyd, and other relatives became alarmed.
His body was found at 2:05 p.m. by Deputy Sheriff Dee HOLLOWAY a quarter of a mile west of the Citizens cemetery on a side road. A bullet fired from a .22 calibre rifle had entered his right temple. Leonard had been in failing health for the past several years. Practically all of his life had been spent in Rochester.
Leonard Lawrence [GAUMER], son of Thomas Jefferson "T.J." and Florence Fannie {MANNING} GAUMER, was born in Sidell, Ill. on April 10, 1904. On June 26, 1934, at Alvin, Ill., he was married to Mable KELLEY, of this city. Mr. Gaumer was a member of the First Christian church and at the time of his death was serving as a trustee. He also was a member of Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
For the past several years he and his partner, Ralph SHELTON, operated the Sinclair service station on Main street.
Survivors are his wife, 530 West Ninth street; one son, John Kelley [GAUMER], and one daughter, Carolyn Jane [GAUMER], both at home; his mother, Mrs. T. J. GAUMER, R.R. 4, this city; one brother, Floyd W. GAUMER, this city; three sisters: Mrs. Helen BYROAD and Mrs. Lois WILSON, both of this city, and Mrs. Madge STEWART, Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

A. E. Dickerhoff
A. E. DICKERHOFF, 75, of Akron, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at a Fort Wayne hospital. He had been seriously ill for six months. A retired farmer, all of his life had been spent in Akron and vicinity.
He was born June 5, 1879 in Akron to John and Katherine (PRICE) DICKERHOFF. In 1900, he was married to Nettie OGDEN. Mr. Dickerhoff was a member of the Cooperative Brethren church of Akron.
Survivors are his wife and a daughter, Edna [DICKERHOFF], both at home; one son, Earl [DICKERHOFF] of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Joe and Fred [DICKERHOFF] of Akron; five sixters, Mrs. Frank COMER, Mrs. Harvey KREIG, Mrs. Emma KROFT, all of Akron; Mrs. Cora HARPER, of Rochester and Mrs. Susie HENDERSON, of Warsaw.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Akron Brethren church with the Rev. Arthur TINKLE in charge. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home up until 1 p.m. Monday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Monday, June 6, 1955

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Tuesday, June 7, 1955

Clyde D. Good
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Clyde D. GOOD, 73, former local resident who died May 26 in the Deaconess hospital, Great Falls, Mont. Mr. Good, who was a retired ranch owner and apartment building operator, resided in Fort Benton, Mont., throughout the warmer months and in the South during the winters.
He was born Feb. 12, 1882, at Rochester, where he spent his early life. On June 25, 1910, he was married to Jennie M. RILEY. The Goods moved West in the spring of 1913. He was a member I.O.O.F. and the Masonic lodges.
Surviving are his wife, at home; a twin brother, Charles D. GOOD, Sr., of Great Falls; a sister, Mrs. Maud MULKINS, Akron, and two nephews.
Funeral services were held at Great Falls and burial was made in the Highland cemetery, that city.

Wednesday, January 8, 1955

Rev. O. A. Cook
The Rev. O. A. COOK, a former pastor of the First Baptist church of this city, died June 2 at his home in Indianapolis. The former pastor, who was 93 years old, resigned from the ministry a number of years ago.
Surviving are two daughters and a son.
Rev. Cook was pastor of the Rochester church from April 18, 1893 to December, 1896.

Thursday June 9, 1955 to Friday, June 10, 1955

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Saturday, June 11, 1955

Henry Kammerer
Funeral services for Henry KAMMERER, 86, prominent retired businessman of Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the McCloskey-Hamilton mortuary in that city. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
Mr. Kammerer was well known in Rochester and visited the K. of P. lodge here on numerous occasions. He was treasurer of the Grand Lodge of Knights of Pythias of Indiana for many years.
Among the survivors is a brother, Frank KAMMERER of this city. The late Mrs. Sanford PAINTER of this city was a sister of the deceased.

Grace Hay
Mrs. Grace HAY, 72, formerly of Monterey, died Friday evening in a Springfield, Ill., nursing home after a lengthy illness. She had resided in Illinois since the death of her husband, Claude E. HAY in 1943.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Florence CURRY, Lucerne; Mrs. Wilma BAIR, Kendallville, and Mrs. Irma CHAPMAN, Monterey; three sons, Frank, Ralph and Everett [HAY], all of Divernon, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle CRABB, Culver; three brothers, Arthur HARTLE, Rochester; Fred HARTLE, Winamac, and Andrew HARTLE, Huntington, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mt. Hope church southeast of Culver. The Rev. John F. DEAL will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home, Culver, after t p.m. Sunday.

Monday, June 13, 1955

Faye Stickney
Mrs. Faye [BRIDEGROOM] STICKNEY died Sunday morning in a hospital at Missoula, Mont. Death resulted from a series of strokes.
She is survived by her husband, Fred STICKNEY, at home; eight children, thirteen grandchildren, tree sisters, two aunts, Mrs. Martha POWELL and Mrs. Rose SWARTZLANDER, bot of Akron, and an ncle, Claude BRIDEGROOM of Denver, Ind.

Isaac L. Barlow
Isaac Lester BARLOW, 73, 305 west Broadway, Argos, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth. Mr. Barlow suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday morning while at work in the Argos power plant.
He had been a resident of Argos since 1897, coming there from Inwood. For the past 11 years he was employed in the Argos power plant and previous to that worked over 21 years for the Nickel Plate Railroad.
The son of Francis and Elizabeth BARLOW, he was born March 14, 1882, at Inwood. He was married to Hattie D. WITMER on Aug. 10, 1916. His wife died in 1952. Mr. Barlow was a member of the Argos Christian church, the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. and Rebekah lodges of Maxinkuckee, and the Canton Order No. 36 of the Rochester I.O.O.F.
Survivors are two brothers, William and Charles [BARLOW], both of Argos; a sister, Mrs. Sarah NEISWONGER of South Bend and several sisters and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Retta VANCE, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Argos Christian church with the Rev. Robert WHITEHEAD in charge. The I.O.O.F. lodge will give its full rites at the services. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home after 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church for an hour preceding the services.

Tuesday, June 14, 1955

Claude W. Weimer
Claude W. WEIMER, 75, Akron, father of Mrs. Frederick RAKESTRAW, Akron, died Monday night at 8:05 o'clock in the Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill for several months.
Mr. Weimer had lived in Wabash until January of this year, at which time he moved to Akron.
The body ws taken to the Hoover-Miner funeral home in Wabash from which funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon. Other arrangements are incomplete.
Survivors, besides Mrs. Rakestraw, are a son, Paul E. WEIMER, Princeton, N.J.,; two brothers, Ellsworth WEIMER, Wabash, and Glenn WEIMER, Clearwater, Fla., also six grandchildren.

L. Keith Hyman
Final rites for L. Keith HYMAN, 41, Walton, who died Sunday were held this afternoon in the Wolf funeral home at Walton.
Mr. Hyman was an employee of the Haynes Stellite Company, Kokomo. He was a member of the Walton Methodist church and the Walton Lodge No. 623, F. and A. M.
Among the survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Fran McNULTY, of this city. She is the wife of the Rochester high school basketball coach, Carl McNULTY.

Wednesday, June 15, 1955

Claude W. Weimer
Funeral services for Claude W. WEIMER, 75, Akron, who died Monday evening will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hoover-Miner funeral home at Wabash.
He was born Sept. 11, 1879, to William and Jane WEIMER in Wabash county. His first wife, Nettie GARST, preceded him in death. On May 17, 1913, he was married to Eva V. KESSLER, who died in 1936.
Survivors are a son, Paul E. WEIMER, Princeton, N.J., a daughter, Mrs. Frederick E. RAKESTRAW, Akron; two brothers, Ellsworth WEIMER, Wabash, and Glenn WEIMER, Clearwater, Fla., and six grandchildren.

Olea M. Overmyer
Mrs. Olea May OVERMYER, 48, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died at 7:10 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill for the past six months. Mrs. Overmyer resided on a farm near Bourbon for eight years, coming there from South Bend, where she had lived for 2 years.
The daughter of John and Carrie DECK, she was born May 11, 1907, at Delong. In May, 1927, she was married to Edward OVERMYER at Leiters Ford. Mrs. Overmyer was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Walnut.
Survivors are her husband and a son, Richard [OVERMYER], both at home; two daughters, Mrs. Doris St. CLAIR of Elwood and Mrs. Martha ROBERTS, R.R. 5, Rochester; three brothers, Floyd and Lawrence [OVERMYER] of Culver, and Bert [OVERMYER] of South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Maude HODGE of South Bend; Mrs. Eva HOUGHTON of Culver, and Mrs. Mabel ROBINSON of Logansport. Eleven grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren
with the pastor, the Rev. Roy RICHEY, officiating. Burial will be in the adjacent cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 8 p.m. today. The body will be removed to the church to lie in state an hour prior to the services.

Edith Freeman
Final rites were held this afternoon in Mishawaka for Mrs. Edith (BRADY) FREEMAN, who died in that city Sunday. Mrs. Freeman was the widow of the late Joe BRADY, Sr., and the mother of Joe BRADY, Jr., both of whom were former mayors of Mishawaka.
Mrs. Freeman, whose maiden name was Edith ANDERSON, was born and reared in Rochester. She was a sister-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Earle A. MILLER and Frank KUMLER, of this city, who attended the funeral services this afternoon.

Thursday, June 16, 1955

Russell McFadden
Funeral services were held this afternoon at New Haven, Ind., for Russell McFADDEN, 62, who was fatally injured in an auto-truck crash last Friday afternoon on a State Road near Fort Wayne. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at New Haven.
Mr. McFadden was the father of Dr. O. L. McFADDEN - - - - of Mentone. Other survivors are his wife, another son and - - - - -.

Friday, June 17, 1955

Mary L. Master
Mrs. Mary Lucy (SHAFFER) DAULTON MASTER, 72, died at 9:20 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient since May 18. She had been bedfast since October, 1954. All of her life had been spent in Rochester and vicinity.
The daughter of John and Clara (FULTZ) SHAFFER, she was born Jan. 2, 1883, in Rochester. Her first marriage was in 1902 to Charles DAULTON. In 1936, she was wed to John MASTER of this city. Mrs. Master was a member of the Christian church, the World War II Mothers, the VFW Auxiliary, and the Townsend Club.
Survivors are the husband, at home, 617 Madison street; two daughters, Mrs. Goldie SWAIN of South Bend and Mrs. Velma VIGUS of Houston, Texas; five sons, Joe [DAULTON] of South Bend; Ben, Dale, Glen and Wayne [DAULTON], all of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Margaret CLAY of South Bend; twelve grandcildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester Christian church with the pastor, the Rev. James KIMSEY, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The World War II Mothers will conduct their services at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 8 p.m. today. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Leora Shobe
Mrs. Leora SHOBE, 79, 1127 Jefferson street, this city, died at 1:10 a.m. today. She had been ill since December 1, critically so the past three weeks. A native of Fulton county, practically all of her life had been spent in Rochester.
She was born Dec. 15, 1875, in Newcastle township to Joseph R. and Elizabeth (MEREDITH) SEVERNS. On Feb. 27, 1895, she was married to James Herbert SHOBE. Mrs. Shobe was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and the Friendship club. She was most active in church work until her last illness.
Survivors are the husband, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Hattie PENNINGTON, of this city, and Mrs. Mattie CHRISTMAN of Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Mrs. Patricia BETTCHER of Phoenix, Ariz., and three great-grandchildren. Two sons, Harry [SHOBE], 18 months, and Everett [SHOBE] 18, preceded her in death.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Rochester Baptist church. The Rev. Richard MITCHELL will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after the noon hour Saturday.

Harry E. Medbourn
Funeral services for Harry E. MEDBOURN, 66, prominent Culver businessman who died Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Culver Methodist church. The Rev. Kendall SANDS will officiate and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.
For many years Mr. Medbourn was associated with his father in the ice and coal business at Culver and Logansort. Later, he was engaged in the elevator and grain business in Culver. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, the Fort Wayne Shrine, the South Bend Scottish Rite and the Culver I.O.O.F. lodge. Survivors are his widow, Faye [MEDBOURN]; two children, Mrs. Helen PHILLIPS and Samuel M. MEDBOURN, both of Culver and four grandchildren.

Saturday, June 18, 1955

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Monday, June 20, 1955

Frances C. Bradfield
Mrs. Frances C. BRADFIELD 64, died at 8 p.m. Sunday from a heart attack at her home three miles west of Argos. Mrs. Bradfield had been in ill health for 12 years. All of her life had [been] spent in the vicinity of Argos with the exception of 17 years in Dowagiac, Mich.
She was born Sept. 9, 1890 in Green township, Marshall county to Solomon and Catherine (LEFFERT) DUNLAP. On Aug. 7, 1909, she was married to Warner BRADFIELD.
Surviving arethe husband at home; three daughters, Mrs. Freda BEHRMAN, Dowagiac; Mrs. Kathryn SHIREMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Dorothy RUFFING, R.R. 3, Argos; four sons, Kenneth [BRADFIELD], Dowagiac and Donald [BRADFIELD], Hialeah, Fla; four brothers, Arthur [DUNLAP], Lance Creek, Wyo.; Frank [DUNLAP], Dowagiac; Eldon [DUNLAP], Rochester and Ford [DUNLAP], Argos; two sisters, Mary and Carrie DUNLAP, both of Argos, and seven grandchildren.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Dale HAMILTON of Gilead will officiate and burial will bee in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, June 21, 1955

Emma Long
Mrs. Emma GRAEBER LONG, 83, of Dallas, Texas, who had been visiting relatives in Detroit, died in that city at 5:30 a.m. today.
She visited her brother Harry "Dutch" GRAEBER of this city three weeks ago during his sickness and death.
Mrs. Long was born Sept. 21, 1871 in Rochester to Fred and Mary (MARSHALL) GRAEBER. While living here she served a few years as deputy postmaster under the late Marion REITER.
Survivors are four children, Mann, Dick, and Charles LONG all of Dallas, Texas, and a daughter, Emma Louise DICKERSON of Brazil, South America.

Ernest Lantz
Ernest LANTZ, 61, died at 8:45 a.m. today at his home in Akron. Death which came suddenly was attributed to a heart seizure. He had been a resident of Akron all of his life and for over 25 years had served as town marshal.
He was born March 31, 1894 to Joe and Ida (MERLEY) LANTZ and on Sept. 28, 1920 was married to Mary HAMMERAL. Mr. Lantz ws a member of the Akron Methodist church. He was a charter member of the Adolph Merley Post 277 of the American Legion of Akron.
Surviving are his wife, at home; a son, Fred [LANTZ], of Elkhart; a daughter, Mrs. Richard DRUDGE of Akron and the following brothers and sisters: Herbert [LANTZ], of Peru; Joe and John [LANTZ] of Akron; Willis [LANTZ] of Fort Wayne; Ira [LANTZ] of Topeka, Kan.; Mrs. Emma GEIGER of Bakersfield, Cal.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home.

Fanny Kyle
Funeral services for Mrs. Fanny (BUGBY) KYLE who died at her home in Chicago will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Talma Christian church. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, near Talma.
Mrs. Kyle was a former resident of the Talma community. She is survived by a brother Loyal BUGBY of Logansport and several nieces and nephews.

Ernest Lantz
Funeral services for Ernest LANTZ, Akron town marshal, who died Tuesday morning will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Thursday, June 23, 1955

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Friday, June 24, 1955

Edgar Rans
Edgar RANS, former resident of Fulton county, died at 5:40 p.m. Thursday at his home in Elkhart. He had been seriously ill for the past two weeks. He was engaged in the insurance business in that city for the 20 years.
The son of Frank and Lucy (MARSH) RANS, he was born in Fulton county on Sept. 5, 1893. On Aug. 6, 1919 he was married to Ruby POWNALL at Fulton. Mr. [Rans] taught school in Fulton county for a few years. He was a member of the Lions Club of Elkhart and was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are his wife, and a daughter Phyllis Jean [RANS] at home; a son, Gerald [RANS] of LaGrange, Ill.; and a niece, Mrs. George St. CLAIR of Kewanna.
Funeral servie will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fulton E.U.B. church. Friends may call at the Westbrook funeral home, Elkhart.

Saturday, June 25, 1955

Roy Rans
Roy RANS, 65, of R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday night at the St. Joseph hospital, Logansport, where he had been admitted Thursday. He is survived by his wife Ethel [RANS]. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.

Monday, June 27, 1955

Carrie Carlton
Mrs. Carrie CARLTON, of Lucerne, died early today in the I.O.O.F. home, Greensburg, Ind. following an illness of six months. Mrs. Carlton resided in Rochester for a number of years and moved with her husband to Lucerne 28 years ago.
She was born in 1872 in Cass county to Mr. and Mrs. Francis MARTIN. In 1895 she was married to C. B. CARLTON at Logansport. The Carltons celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Greensburg last February. Mrs. Carlton was a member of the Lucerne Methodist churchd, and formerly a member of the Rochester Methodist church; the Rebekah lodge, the Order of Eastern Star and the Woman's Club of this city. She was active in both her church and lodge affairs in Lucerne and Rochester.
Survivors are her husband, of the I.O.O.F. Home, Greensburg; three daughters, Mrs. Jules FASTOFF, Long Island, N.Y.; Mrs. Carl B. KEEL, Detroit and Mrs. L. V. LOUDERBACK, Rochester; one son, Francis D. CARLTON of this city; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

L. D. Hartman
L. D. "Ren" HARTMAN, 77, former resident of this city died at 6 a.m. today at the home of his son, Dale [HARTMAN], near Disko. He had been in ill health for two years and in a critical condition for the past week. All of his life had been lived in Fulton county with the exdeption of a few years residence in Niles, Mich.
The son of James and Ellen (CALENTINE) HARTMAN, he was born April 19, 1878 near Millark. He was married to Ida SHRIVER in 1900. His wife died in 1951. Mr. Hartman was a carpenter and also served as custodian of the Rochester city hall for a few years.
Survivors are two sons, Dale [HARTMAN], of Disko; Walter [HARTMAN], of Watervliet, Mich.; one grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Cora CARPENTER of Niles, Mich.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Charles N. Stahl
Charles N. STAHL, 82, life-long resident of this city died at 10:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital shortly after admittance. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. He had been in failing health for the past year.
The son of Levi and Mary (DRUDGE) STAHL, he was born June 19, 1873 on what is known as the Arley MORRIS farm five miles east of Rochester. In 1904 he was married to Mattie CHAMP who died in 1923. His second marriage was to Bertha MYERS of this city in 1924. Mr. Stahl was a retired farmer and stock dealer.
Surviving are his wife at home, 600 Jefferson street, tis city; a foster son, Donald D. STAHL of Yakima, Wash.; a brother C. E. STAHL of San Francisco, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. G. K. WILSON of Oak Park, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Joanna Swihart
Mrs. Joanna SWIHART, 78, of near Walnut, died at 5:30 Saturday evening in a Logansport hospital. She had been in ill health for two years. She had been a resident of Marshall county for practically all of her life.
The daughter of Daniel and Lucinda ROHRER, she was born Feb. 26, 1877 at Bunker Hill. On Feb. 26, 1905, she was married to Walter D. SWIHART, who preceded in death in 1952. Mrs. Swihart was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bernice MARKLEY, Plymouth; two sons, Arthur [SWIHART], Rochester, and Robert [SWIHART] of near Argos; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Lydia BRUBAKER, Mexico; and two brothers, Frank and Harry ROHRER of Argos.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tesday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Roy RICHEY officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home up until noon Tuesday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Mary Richard
Mrs. Mary RICHARD, 78, life-long resident of Akron died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday at the home of her son, Ronnie, near Silver Lake. She had been in ill health for the past several months.
She was born July 6, 1876 on a farm near Disko to Aaron and Sarah (SHIPLEY) LANDIS. In 1894, she was married to James RICHARD at Disko. Mrs. Richard was a member of the Silvr Lake Methodist church and the Silver Creek Mission Circle.
Surviving are a son, Ronnie RICHARD of near Silver Lake; a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice LOTZ of Akron; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Silver Creek church with the Reverends Harold CONRAD and Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Ronnie Richard home six miles northeast of Akron. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Elmer Sullivan
Elmer SULLIVAN, R.R. 1, Argos, suffered a heart seizure while attending services at the St. John Lutheran church Sunday and died at 10:45 a.m. while he was being taken to Woodlawn hospital.
He was born Oct. 30, 1882 near Talma to Michael and Angeline SULLIVAN. On Feb. 16, 1907, he was married to Madge PARTRIDGE at Rochester. Mr. Sullivan served as trustee of Walnut township from 1932 to 1936 and was a member of the REMC board for 10 years. He also taught school in Marshall and Fulton counties for several years. He retired from farming a few years ago.
Mr. Sullivan was a member of the St. John Lutheran church of Rochester and was active in the affairs of his church and community.
Surviving are his wife, at home, and a nephew, Gerald SULLIVAN of Argos. A brother, Walter SULLIVAN, died in 1953.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lutheran church, this city with the Rev. Paul SCHWAN in charge. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until noon Wednesday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the hour of the services.

Ola Dykes
Funeral services for Mrs. Ola DYKES, 65, formerly of Akron who died Friday evening in the Memorial Hospital, Hebron, Ind., were held this afternoon at the Phillips funeral home, Hebron. Rev. W. R. KUHN of the Hebron Methodist church officiated and burial was made in a cemetery in that city.
For the past three and a half years Mrs. Dykes had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Lois McINTIRE of Hebron. She was married to Clace DYKES on May 2, 1890. Mrs. Dykes, whose maiden name was Ola BOYCE, was a member of Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband of Hebron; two daughters, Cedrics HIATTE, Kouts, Ind., and Lois McINTIRE; two sons, Eugene [DYKES], Hebron and Maynard [DYKES], Palmer; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle THOMPSON, Plymouth; two brothers, Harry BOYCE, Plymouth, and Harvey BOYCE, Battle Creek, Mich. and twelve grandchildren.

Elmer D. Eley
Final rites were held this afternoon at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Elmer Dean ELEY, 62, of Argos, who died 6 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill from a heart ailment which he suffered six weeks ago. Mr. Eley had resided in Argos for 41 years, coming there from Lucerne, Ind.
He was born July 10, 1892 at Lucerne to Elmer E. and Alice ELEY and on March 9, 1912 ws married to Myrtle A. HIZER at Rochester. He and his brother, E. E. ELEY were engaged in the sawmill business at Argos. Mr. Eley was a member of the Argos Methodist church, the Lions Club and the Izaak Walton League.
Surviving are his wife, at home, 400 South Michigan street, Argos; two sons, Maurice D. [ELEY], Argos, and Jack R. [ELEY], Bluffton, Ind.; six grandchildren; a brother, O. M. "Cap" ELEY, Argos, and two sisters, Mrs. Cleo HILL, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Millie TUCKER, Gary.

Tuesday, June 28, 1955

William C. Ford
William C. FORD, 61, an uncle of Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, was fatally injured at 1 p.m. Monday when he fell while working on a school construction job at Claypool. He was taken to the Mercy Medical center at Warsaw where he died at 4 p.m. yesterday. He had been a resident of Claypool for 19 years, moving there from Fulton.
Although he fell about five feet from a ladder to scaffolding, he suffered a fractured skull and right arm.
Mr. Ford had owned and operated a feed store in Claypool up until a year or so ago and later had been employed by the Carey Construction Company of that town.
Survivors are his wife at home; a son, Dean [FORD] of Clapool; a daughter, Mrs. Roger RING of R.R. Claypool; five grandchildren and three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Claypool E.U.B. church. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Charles N. Stahl
Final rites for Charles N. STAHL, who died Monday morning at Woodlawn hospital will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. George CRANE will officiate. The body will be laid to rest in the Rochester masoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Truman J. Hartzler
Truman J. HARTZLER, 84, died at 11:50 a.m. Monday in Dukes hospital, Peru, where he had been a patient for three days. Alife-long resident of the Gilead community, he resided on his farm two and a half miles south of Gilead. He retired from farming several years ago.
The son of Jonathan and Martha MURPHY HARTZLER, he was born in Miami county on April 30, 1871. His wife, the former Stella SHOEMAKER, preceded in death in 1923. Mr. Hartzler was a member of the Macy Masonic lodge.
The following children survive: Floyd [HARTZLER], Akron; Mrs. Nettie MILLER, Akron; Lester [HARTZLER] and Mrs. Mable RAMSEY, both of Akron; Mrs. Flossie LANCE, Roann; Russell [HARTZLER], Macy; Mrs. Mildred THOMPSON, Akron, and Mrs. Mary POLK, Muncie; forty-six grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Zina MIESNER, Warsaw.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Olive Branch Church of God, three miles southeast of Gilead. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the [Tombaugh/Enterprise] cemetery adjacent to the church.
The body will be removed from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to the Hartzler residence at 10 a.m. Wednesday, where friends may call up until 1 p.m.Thursday. The body also will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Carrie Carlton
Funeral services for Mrs. C. B. CARLTON, who died Monday morning at Greensburg, Ind., will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Zion church, Lucerne, Ind. with the pastor and Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Rochester Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, July 29, 1955

[no obits]

Thursday, July 30, 1955

Everett Lowe, Jr.
Everett LOWE, Jr., 16, Monterey, was killed instantly Wednesday afternoon when his car overturned in a pasture in Starke county about 1 1/2 miles east of Ora.
Bob KOLISH, 15, Bass Lake, a passenger in the car, suffered shock, but was not believed injured in the wreck.
Lowe's death was due to a basal skull fracture, Coroner Raymond BRAMAN said.
The two youths apparently were on their way to go swimming in a nearby stream, Sheriff Harold WYLAND said, when the car overturned in the pasture. Lowe had his head out the window and was pinned when the car rolled over. reports said.
Braman said he plans to hold an inquiry into the death, but is uncertain when it will be. Lowe's body was taken to the Easterday funeral home in Culver. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Omer Glen Smith
Omer Glen SMITH of R.R. 1, Akron, died at 12:43 p.m. Wednesday in the Dukes hospital, Peru, where he had been a patient for the past six weeks.
He was born June 5, 1890 in Miami county to Franklin and Emma (MYERS) SMITH. In 1911 he was married to Gale ALLEN, who died in 1949. His second marriage was in 1950 to Bersa B. MILLER.
Survivors are his wife at home; one son, Louis SMITH, R.R. 1, Denver; three stepdaughters; two grandchildren, and eight step-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Chili Baptist church with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN in charge. Interment will be in the Chili cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grandstaff funeral home, Roann up until 1 p.m. Friday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Willodean McIntyre
Mrs. Willodean McINTYRE, 34, of Kentland, Ind., died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette. She had been in failing health for the past year.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don SMITH, she was born Oct. 25, 1921 at South Bend and on Sept. 9, 1950 was married in Kewanna to William J. McINTYRE. Mrs. McIntyre was a member of the Kentland Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband and daughter, Carol Ann [McINTYRE], age two months, at home; two brothers, Keith and Eldon SMITH both of Kewanna, and her parents, also of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kantland Christian church with the Rev. GEIB officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, July 1, 1955

Montgomery Joe Grube
Montgomery Joe [GRUBE], four-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Max GRUBE, R.R. 4, died Thursday evening in Woodlawn hospital, shortly after being admitted.
The body had been in the home of the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings GRUBE of Kewanna, when it suddenly became ill.
Surviving besides the parents and paternal grandparents are three brothers, Morgan, Max Wayne and Mark [GRUBE], all at home. The maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John PATTON reside in Wabash.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER of Bruce Lake officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, July 2, 1955

Dora M. Conrad
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora May CONRAD, 82, who died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thelma CRIPPEN, Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bethlehem Methodist church. The Rev. Everett NIXON and the Rev. Paul WINDER will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery.
The daughter of William and Emily BRAY, she was born June 9, 1873. On Sept. 6, 1890, she ws married to George W. CONRAD, who died in 1942.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Thomas CRIPPEN; Mrs. Ida HINE, Logansport; Mrs. Ethel SHEETZ, Fulton, and Mrs. Edna BENSON, Logansport; three sons, Russell [CONRAD], Twelve Mile; Harry [CONRAD], Metea; and Edgar [CONRAD], R.R. 5, Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Fannie KINGERY, Elma, Wash.; and a brother, Melvin BRAY, Niles, Mich. Also surviving are twenty-two grandchildren and thirty-six great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Thelma Crippen, 80 Eel River avenue, Logansport.

Monday, July 4, 1955

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, July 5, 1955

Lena L. Nordloh
Mrs. Lena Leota NORDLOH, 87, died at 10 a.m. Monday at her home in Fulton. She had been in ill health for the past three years. She had resided in Fulton all of her married life.
The daughter of William S. and Sarah Jane (GRIFFITH) GRAY, she was born March 30, 1868, in Ripley county. She was married in Benton county, to Henry NORDLOH.
Surviving are four sisters, Miss Mary E. GRAY, Fulton; Elizabeth GRAY, Mrs. Nettie DOLBEE, both of Union City, Mich., and Edith DOLBEE, Battle Creek, Mich., four brothers, Ancil GRAY, Rochester; George GRAY, Union City, Mich,; Everett GRAY and William GRAY, both of Fulton, and a grandchild.
Final rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. The Rev. R. H. TURNER of the Fulton Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Fowler cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

T/Sgt Rodalfo Cutito
T/Sgt Rodalfo CUTITO, 37, husband of the former Mary BILYEW of this city, died at 5:15 a.m. Monday in the Park Air Force Base hospital, Hayward, Cal. He had been in failing health for the past year.
Sgt. Cutito had been stationed at the Park base for two months, going there from Scott Air Force Base, Ill. He was born Feb. 10, 1918 in New York City.
Survivors are his wife, Hayward, Cal.; his mother; three brothers and a sister, all of New York City.
The body will be shipped to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and final rites probably will be held early next week. Definite arrangements will be announced later.

Homer W. Ward
Homer W. WARD, 67, R.R. 2, Macy, died Monday afternoon at the Rochester Nursing Home. He had been in ill health for 2 1/2 years. Mr. Ward had resided in his present home near Macy for over 42 years.
He was born Nov. 14, 1887, in Richland township, Miami county, to Charles J. and Sarah (HERSEY) WARD. On Feb. 10, 1909, he was married to Jane MURPHY. For a number of years he owned and operated Ward's Home Market on U.S. 31 north of Perrysburg. Mr. Ward was a member of the Brethren church of Denver.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Lois BURKE, Des Plaines, Ill., and Mrs. Doris STRONG, Twelve Mile; two grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Grace POTTENGER, Denver; Truman WARD, Fulton; Mrs. Ruth ROGERS, Logansport, and Ralph WARD, North Manchester.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chili Baptist church with the Revs. Austin GABLE and C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver after 3 p.m. Wednesday. The body also will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Byron E. Steffey
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Byron Earl STEFFEY, 63, who died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday in the Indianapolis General hospital, where he had been a patient since June 28.
Last rites will be conducted at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL of the First Baptist church in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body lies in state at the funeral home, where friends may call.
Mr. Steffey, who resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou, had been seriously ill since June 23. Death was due to a coronary embolism.
A resident of the Rochester community for the past six years, he came here from Hammond. He was born Oct. 23, 1891, in Rochester to Franklin and Almina PIPER STEFFEY. In 1911 he was married to Maurine DOUGLAS. His second marriage was in 1934 to Bessie ROBEY, who survives.
Mr. Steffey was a retires employee of the Northern Indiana Public Service Company at Hammond.
Other survivors are a son, Byron [STEFFEY], Hammond; a daughter, Mrs. Cora MATTINGLY, Los Angeles; one step-son, Earl CORPORON, Des Moines, Ia.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ethel CLARK, Centerville, Ia.; three brothers, Ernest [STEFFEY], Rochester; Ellsworth [STEFFEY], South Bend, and Carol [STEFFEY], Hammond; a sister, Mrs. Elsie WIDOWS, Rochester; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Olive I. Rynearson
Olive Inez RYNEARSON, 35, died in the Indianapolis Methodist hospital at 7:50 a.m. Monday from the results of a heat stroke suffered June 26 while she was serving as a counselor during the Girls State program at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Mrs. Rynearson, who resided at 1203 Franklin avenue, had been particularly active in Girls State activities through her interest in American Legion Auxiliary activities. She had served during Girls State programs for the past several years.
A resident of Rochester and vicinity for the past 19 years, she came here from Argos. She was born Jan. 19, 1920, in Lucas, S.D., to Allen Hilder and Maude Inez FREEVERT EASTLUND. In Plymouth on Sept. 10, 1939, she was married to Woodrow RYNEARSON.
Mrs. Rynearson was employed as a bookkeeper at the Byron SHORE public accounting firm here.
She was a member of the Walnut M.E. church, was secretary of the American Legion Auxiliary here, was starpoint in the Rochester Eastern Star order, an officer in the Rochester White Shrine and a member of the Manitou B. Y. club.
Other survivors are her father, Peru; two brothers, Edward EASTLUND, Nappanee, and Charles EASTLUND, Albert Lea, Minn.; five sisters, Mrs. Gladys KAMP, Rochester; Mrs. Lillian PLUMMER, Indianapolis; Mrs. Lois THOMPSON, Eugene, Ore; Mrs. Dorothy ROBINSON, Richland, Wash.; Mrs. Eunice KINDIG, San Diego, Cal., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian church here with the Rev. James KIMSEY of the church in charge. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body is at the Zimmerman brothers funeral home, where friends may call.
The American Legion Auxiliary will conduct its services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Christ Vassele
A bolt of lightning at the height of Monday afternoon's rainstorm, brought death to Christ VASSELE, 29, of Kokomo, while he was standing near the Tippecanoe river east of Leiters Ford.
Vassele was spending the holiday week end at his cottage in Wagoners Park, which is situated about three miles east of Leiters Ford on the north side of the river.
According to reports from eye-witnesses, Vassele was standing about two feet from the river bank and about 75 feet from a large tree. When the lightning struck the tree, the bolt jumped the intevening distance from the tree and felled Vassele.
The accident occurred about 4:30 p.m.
A Culver physician was summoned but Vassele remained unconscious until his death 2 1/2 hours later.
Born April 16, 1926, at Fort Wayne, Vassele is survived by his wife, Carolyn [VASSELE]; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas VASSELE, Kokomo; a sister in Kokomo and another in Fort Wayne. Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Senn funeral home in Kokomo and burial will follow in the Memorial Park cemetery there.

Della F. Eash
Mrs. Della Florence EASH died at 4 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry PONTIUS, R.R. 4, Rochester. She had been in failing health since February. Practically all her life had been lived in Rochester and vicinity.
Final rites were held this afternoon at the Burton church with the Rev. Dale HAMILTON in charge. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Eash was born Feb. 12, 1873, in Lycoming county, Pa. On Jan. 14, 1894, she was married to Michael EASH, who preceded her in death in 1945. Her parents were David and Mary NEFF. Mrs. Eash was a member of the Burton Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry PONTIUS, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Miss Bernice EASH, at home. A brother, Donald NEFF, preceded her in death.

Wednesday, July 6, 1955

Franklin J. Bumbarger
Franklin J. BUMBARGER, 65, was killed early this morning by a fast-moving eastbound Erie passenger train as he walked along the tracks between Delong and Leiters Ford.
The body was discovered about 2 o'clock this morning by Erie Section Foreman John RAUB of Leiters Ford following a telephone call from Erie Railroad officials in Huntington.
Bumbarger was a painter and interior decorator by trade and for the past 18 years he had lived with his sister, Mrs. Sam LEACH of R.R. 2, Rochester, and before that resided in Culver. He was born Aug. 9, 1889, in the Burton community to John and Mary BUMBARGER.
The engineer of the Erie passenger train reported upon his arrival in Huntington, seeing a man walking on the westbound tracks as the engine passed him. The engineer did not know that his train had struck anyone, however, until the yard crew discovered a bent step on the express car of the train. The express car was "about two cars deep" in the train.
An investigation was made and indications were found on the express car that "something" had been struck by the train. The call was placed to Raub who found the body and then summoned Fulton County Sheriff Laurence NORRIS.
Officials in Huntington reported that the train, with John KUTZ of Huntington as engineer and Fred SMITH, also of Huntington, as conductor, arrived in the Huntington depot about 1:31 a.m. (10 minutes late) and that the train passed through Leiters Ford at about 12:31 a.m.
A Culver man reported seeing Bumbarger in Culver Tuesday night and it was later reported that the train victim was seen getting out of a car in Leiters Ford.
Sheriff Norris said this morning that the victim's body was badly mangled and partially dismembered. The remains were taken to the Foster funeral home in Rochester.
An Erie spokesman in Huntington this morning said that a "full" investigation into the death of Bumbarger would be made by the reilroad.
Survivors are Mrs. Leach and another sister, Mrs. Lewis ELLINGER of Bourbon.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Thursday, July 7, 1955

E. M. Knaus, Jr.
E. M. KNAUS, Jr., 45, field auditor for the Public Service Commission of Indiana, died of a heart seizure early today at the Colonial Hotel, Lake Manitou, where he had been residing since Tuesday.
Mr. Knaus, whose residence is at 2240 Carrollton avenue, Indianapolis, had been working in Plymouth on that city's water works program for the past several days.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia [KNAUS], and a son, E. Maxwell KNAUS, III, all of Indianapolis.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home later today to the Flanner-Buchanan mortuary, Indianapolis. Final rites will be held there Saturday.

Anna Kaulinas
Mrs. Anna KAULINAS, 62, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. A native of Lithuania, she came to America in 1910. Mrs. Kaulinas had resided in the Poplar Grove community southeast of Argos since 1950, coming there from Chicago.
The daughter of Anton and Alice GRYBAS, she was born July 11, 1892, in Lithuania. On Dec. 31, 1917, she was married to John KAULINAS, who survives. Mrs. Kaulinas was a member of the Lithuanian Alliance of America.
Survivors are the husband, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita SKEBER, and Mrs. Violet VARTIS, bot of Chicago; a granddaughter, Joyce Ann SKEBER and a brother, William GRYBAS of R.R. 3, Argos.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Burton BARTLING will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Franklin J. Bumbarger
Funeral services for Franklin J. BUMBARGER, who was killed by an Erie passenger train west of Leiters Ford Wednesday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home, this city. The Rev. George CRANE will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery west of the Reitr community.

Ruth Elizabeth Proudfoot
Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth PROUDFOOT, 65, native of Gilead, died Tuesday in a Lewistown, Pa., hospital after a three months illness.
She was born Feb. 19, 1890, on a farm near Gilead to James H. and Mary Ellen McKEE SMITH.
Survivors are her husband, Lewistown, Pa., and two sisters, Mrs. Fred BLACKBURN, Akron, and Mrs. John C. SAVAGE, Macy.
Final rites will be held Friday mornng at the Speer funeral home, Lewistown. The body will be brought to Gilead for burial. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Jack PAVEY of Macy in charge.

Friday, July 8, 1955

Julia Morgan
Mrs. Julia (NELSON) MORGAN of Kokomo, formerly of Rochester, died Thursday morning at the Good Samaritan nursing home in Kokomo. She suffered a fractured hip and had been a patient in the home for several weeks.
She was the daughter of Sam and Lavina BLUE of Mentone. Her first marriage was to Frank NELSON, who died in 1931. Her second marriage was to Lee MORGAN, who survives.
Other survivors are a granddaughter, and half-sister and a half-brother, all of Fort Wayne, and a cousin, Mrs. Clarence PETERSON, Rochester. Two sons preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Southside Christian church in Kokomo.

James F. Stevenson
James Frank STEVENSON, 86, died at 10 p.m. Thursday at his home two miles south of Argos on U.S. 31. He had been in failing health for the past several years. A retired farmer and insurance agent, he had lived in the Argos community for 35 years.
Born Sept. 16, 1870, in Wayne county, Ind., he was the son of Allen and Hannah (COOK) STEVENSON. He was married to Betty OLER on April 24, 1894, at Argos. Mr. Stevenson was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur LIDY, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Ray OVERMYER, Argos; one son, Allen [STEVENSON]; five grandchildren and a brother, Charles STEVENSON, Plymouth.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Snday at the Argos Christian church with the Rev. Ernest TREBER of Mooreland in charge. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call [at] the Umbaugh funeral home until 2 p.m. Sunday at which time the body will lie in state at the church.

Saturday, July 9, 1955

Viola Steffey
Funeral services will be held in Logansport, Monday for Mrs. Viola STEFFEY, 76, who died at her home there, 175 West Eighth street, of a heart attack suffered at 7:15 p.m. Friday while sitting on the front porch.
Last rites will be conducted at the Eikenberry funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Steffey was born in Rochester on March 4, 1879, and lived here until moving to Peru 14 years ago. Her parents were Lafayette and Ettie BRICKMAN FENSTERMAKER. Her first marriage was Nov. 5, 1893, to George FUNK, who died in 1935. In 1941 she was married to Wilson STEFFEY, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A. C. ALLWINE, Logansport; and Mrs. Dea FULTZ, Rochester; one brother, Roy FENSTERMAKER, California; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Trinity EUB church.

Monday, July 11, 1955

T/Sgt. Rodalfo Cupito
Funeral services for Tech. Sgt. Rodalfo CUPITO, who died July 4 at Parks Air Force Base, Cal., will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph Catholic church, with the Rev. Father J. SCHOLL officiating. Burial will be in the National cemetery, New Albany.
Pallbearers will be six of his former sergeant "buddies" from Scott Field, Ill. The VFW Post of Rochester will assist in the service.
The body arrived at 8 p.m. Sunday and was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. This morning it was taken to the Joseph BILYEW residence, 1301 Bancroft avenue where friends may call. The Rosary will be given at the Bilyew home at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Rodalfo Cupito was born Feb. 10, 1918 in New York City to Salvatore and Concetta (MATTREZO) CUPITO. He was married March 7, 1946, to Mary B. BILYEW at Mt. Clemens, Mich. Mr. Cupito was in the service of the U.S. Air Force and was in the campaign on Okinawa. He was a member of St. Katherine Legion of Belleville, Ill.
Survivors are his wife, 1301 Bancroft avenue, Rochester; his mother; three brothers and three sisters, all of New York City.

Frank E. Bucher
Frank E. BUCHER, 88, lifelong resident of the Disko and Laketon communities, died at 7 p.m. Sunday at the home of his son, Harmon BUCHER, three miles east of Akron. He had been in failing health for the past three years.
He was born July 7, 1867, near Disko, to John and Matilda (TROUTMAN) BUCHER. Mr. Bucher was thrice married, first in 1889 to Margaret ZELLERS, who died in 1922; second, in 1924 to Effie GOCHENHOUR, who preceded him in death in 1943. His last marriage was to Ollie HOFFMAN, who died in 1948. Mr. Bucher was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Survivors are two sons, Harmon and Rolla [BUCHER], both of ner Akron; ten grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren. A son, John [BUCHER], died in 1949.
Final rits will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Silver Creek church with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday, at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Doc W. Black
Doc W. BLACK, 87, died at 7 a.m. Monday in the Haven Hubbard Home, New Carlisle, following a week's illness. A former resident of Fulton, he moved to New Carlisle in January, 1951.
He was born on Oct. 28, 1867, in Cass county to Andrew W. and Mary (CAFFERT) BLACK. Mr. Black for many yeas was a painter and decorator. He retired several years ago.
Survivors are a broter, Orvee W. BLACK R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Donald ABBEY in charge. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 12, 1955

Dr. Elmer C. Leininger
Funeral services for Elmer C. LEININGER, M.D., Chicago, who died in Woodlawn hospital Monday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Easterday funeral home, Culver. The Rev. Kendall SANDS of the Culver Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
Dr. Leininger, who was born at Etna Green, attended the Northwestern Medical College at Evanston, Ill., graduating in 1911. He had practiced on Chicago's near north side for 44 years and was on the staffs of Henrotin and Grant hospitals for many years.
He was a member of the Methodist church and the American Woodmen of Columbia City.
Survivors are his widow, Myrtle [LEININGER]; two sons, John and William [LEININGER], all of Chicago; one grandchild; a brother, Clarence LEININGER of Columbia City and a sister, Mrs. Irene SCHULTZ of Fox Lake, Ill.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Anna Zoe Shelton
Mrs. Anna Zoe SHELTON, 76, a native of Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Monday at her apartment, 709 1/2 Main street. Death was attributed to a heart seizure. But she had been in ill health for the past few days. She had resided in Rochester most of her life with the exception f 28 years residency in Indianapolis.
The daughter of Lyman M. and Sarah MERRIAM BRACKETT, she was born July 14, 1878, in this city. She attended the Mrs. Sewell School for Girls at Indianapolis and Earlham college in Richmond. Mrs. Shelton was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
On Nov. 27, 1900, she was married to Maurice SHELTON at her home in this city. Mr. Shelton died on Nov. 23, 1950.
Survivors are two sons: Richard SHELTON of Indianapolis and Merriam SHELTON of Palatine, Ill.; two grandchildren, and one brother, Lyman BRACKETT of this city. A son, Brackett [SHELTON], died Dec. 12, 1952.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester Baptist church with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Nathan Davis and
Adam Davis
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon for Nathan DAVIS and his son, Adam [DAVIS], who drowned Saturday while swimming near Medaryville. Mr. Davis is the father of Mrs. Alva HORN of this city.
The 51-year-old father and his nine-year-old son were swimming in a clay pit when the tragedy struck. The bodies were recovered late Saturday night in about 15 feet of water.
Services were held in the Assembly of God church in Medaryville and burial was in Sutton cemetery.

Wednesday, July 13, 1955

[no obits]

Thursday, July 14, 1955

Earl J. Biggs
Earl J. BIGGS, 75, former resident of this city, died at 1:30 a.m. today at his home in Columbus, O. Death was caused by a heart seizure.
He was born Oct. 20, 1879, in Fulton county to Frank and Arminta (ALSPACH) BIGGS.
Survivors are his wife, Ethel [BIGGS[; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret SELKOWSKY and two granddaughters, all of Columbus,O.; a sister, Mrs. Tessie CALHOUN, R.R. 4, Rochester and three brothers, George and Dewey [BIGGS], both of Rochester, and Dee BIGGS, Macy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Columbus, O. Burial will be in a cemetery in that city.

Caroline Shonk
Mrs. Caroline SHONK, 85, died at 9:25 a.m. today at her home, 317 East 14th street, this city. Death resulted from complications which followed several bone fractures. She had been ill for the past three years. Mrs. Shonk had resided in Rochester for 49 years, coming here from Kewanna.
She was born Jan. 6, 1870, southeast of Kewanna. Her parents were Beneville and Mary (MILLER) GUISE. In 1888, at Winamac she was married to William SHONK, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Shonk, who was the last child of a family of 10, was a member of the Rochester Trinity E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn SHONK, this city, and Mrs. Verna LACKEY, Whittier, Cal.; one son, Ralph SHONK, Rochester; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Two sons preceded her in death in infancy.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Friday, July 15, 1955

Caroline Shonk
Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline SHONK, 85, who died Thursday morning at her home in Rochester, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Trinity E.U.B. church with the Rev. Fremont WILMERT officiating.
burial will be in the Kewanna Odd Fellows cemetry.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the residence at 317 East 14th street late this afternoon where friends may call.
Mrs. Shonk had resided in Rochester for 49 years, comine here from Kewanna. She had been ill for the past three years.

William Brockman
John William Rudolph BROCKMAN, 81, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 6 o'clock this morning at Woodlawn hospital of yellow jaundice and complications. He had been ill for eight weeks and had been taken to the hospital Thursday morning.
Brockman had lived in Rochester for 48 years, coming here from St. Louis, Mo., where he was born on Oct. 10, 1873. He was the son of William and Emma (JAMES) BROCKMAN.
Brockman was a retired theatrical master mechanic. In his younger days, he served in this capacity for such plays as "Our New Minister," "Caroline," "Holden's Attractions," and many others.
Surviving are one brother, Gene BROCKMAN, and one sister, Mrs. Arthur WEAVER, Sr., both of this city, and numerous other relatives in St. Louis.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with Father Charles J. SCHOLL officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, July 16, 1955

Clarissa Garner
Clarissa Clara Elizabeth GARNER, 81, died at 2:30 a.m. today at the home of her son, 503 Michigan street, Walkerton, where she made her home part of the time. Mrs. Garner resided in Rochester at 510 Madison street.
Born in Rochester and a resident here practically her entire life, she had been seriously ill about nine weeks. She was born Oct. 18, 1873, near Macy and resided in Miami county until moving to Rochester. Her parents were Stephen and Elinor COLLAR BENNETT.
On Aug. 20, 1892, she was married to Henry Milo GARNER, who preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1931. Her second marriage was Jan.20, 1934, to William GARNER. The latter died April 14, 1942.
Mrs. Garner was a member of the St. Paul E.U.B. church in Rochester.
Survivors are one son, the Rev. V. Leroy GARNER of Walkerton; five grandchildren, The Rev. Paul GARNER of Brimfield, Ind.; Mrs. Marjorie CRABILL, Rochester; Charles GARNER, Syracuse; Gerald GARNER, Chicago; and Mrs. Doris KETCHAN, Walkerton; twelve great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Paul E.U.B. church here with the Rev. Bevis HILL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, July 18, 1955 to Wednesday, July 20, 1955

[no obits]

Thursday, July 21, 1955

Ida May Yates
Mrs. Ida May YATES, 74, Disko, died at 1:30 a.m. today in Wabash county hospital after an illness of five years. She was born in Wabash county on Jan. 23, 1881, and had lived her entire life in Disko and the surrounding area.
Mrs. Yates, daughter of Jacob and Sarah (WHITMIRE) SMITH, was married on July 3, 1901, to Charley YATES. She was a member of the Methodist church at Disko and the Royal Neighbors lodte at Akron.
Survivors are her husband; one foster grandson; one foster granddaughter; six foster great-grandchildre; a brother, Henry SMITH, near Roann; and one sister, Lulu YARIAN, near Macy.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Disko Methodist church, with the Rev. Clarence HUFFMAN, Marion, officiating. The body will be removed from the Moyer Haupert funeral home at Akron to the family residence at 2 p.m. Friday. At 1 p.m. Sunday, the body will be removed to the church where friends may call until the services. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Friday, July 22, 1955 to Saturday, July 23, 1955

[no obits]

Monday, July 25, 1955

Ray Middleton
Ray MIDDLETON, a lifelong resident of Akron and the surrounding area, died at his Akron home Sunday at 5:15 p.m. after an illness of seven months. He was 79 years old.
Middleton was born in Fulton county on May 24, 1876, the son of Charles and Estella (SARBER) MIDDLETON. In June, 1901, he was married to Nellie BARNHART. He was an auto salesman most of his life.
Surviving are his widow; one son, Rex [MIDDLETON], Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. Harry FRYMIRE, Marion; three granddaughrters, two great grandchildren, and one sister, Blanche BARFELL, Warsaw.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating and the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH assisting. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert fneral home in Akron after 5 p.m. today and until noon Wednesday. The body will be at the church Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m., where friends may also call.

Tuesday, July 26, 1955

Ethel Sixbey
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel SIXBEY, Elkhart, former resident of Rochester who died Friday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David CULP, Elkhart, were held Monday afternoon in the Simpson Memorial Methodist church. The Rev. K. SMITH officiated. Burial was in Rice cemetery, Elkhart.
Surviving are two sons, Mark [SIXBEY], Rochester, and Glen [SIXBEY], Logansport; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie MOHLER and Mrs. Max VOLZ, Elkhart; three sisters; one brother; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Those from this area attending the services included Mr. and Mrs. Mark SIXBEY and son Dean; Mr. and Mrs. Robert SIXBEY; Mr. and Mrs. Glen SIXBEY; Mr. and Mrs. Conn FREY; Mr. and Mrs. Paul LEAVELL and daughter, Fulton; Mr. and Mrs. Jake EVANS and daughter, Kewanna; Mr. and Mrs. Richard SIXBEY, Logansport, and Mr. and Mrs. Ted SIXBEY, Lafayette.

Omer C. Rannells
Omer C. RANNELLS, a lifelong resident of Perrysburg, died Monday afternoon in the Memorial hospital in Logansport at the age of 79 years. He had been ill for two months.
Rannells was the son of Jacob and Jennie (AITKEN) RANNELLS. He was married Sept. 10, 1900, to Lillian O'BRIEN, who preceded him in death in 1948.
He was a retired merchant, having had a store in Perrysburg for 36 years. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Wallace G. [RANNELLS], South Bend; a daughter, Miss Irene RANNELLS, Chicago; three grandchildren; a brother, Dio [RANNELLS], Fulton. Two sisters and one brother are deceased.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the McCain Funeral Home in Denver, with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the Perrysburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, July 27, 1955

Albert Hoagland
Albert "Happy" HOAGLAND, 64, R.R. 3, North Manchester, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his brother, Clarence [HOAGLAND], in Fort Wayne. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been critically ill for a week. All his life had been spent in the Akron and Disko communities.
He was born in Kosciusko county July 25, 1891, to Walter and Clara (MILLER) HOAGLAND. He never married. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the American Legion. He was employed as a trucker.
Survivors are his mother and one brother, Clarence [HOAGLAND] of Fort Wayne and a sister, Mrs. Ethel PERRY of Disko. His father died in 1901.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the South Pleasant church with the Rev. Leslie BULLIS of Silver Lake in charge. Interment will be in the South Pleasant cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, until noon Friday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Grace Mahler
Final rites for Mrs. Grace WARREN MAHLER, 76, who died Tuesday evening at six o'clock at her home, 329 Fulton avenue, this city, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of God. The Rev. L. E. POWELL will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
A native of Fulton county, Mrs. Mahler was born April 16, 1879, the daughter of John and Sarah WARREN. On April 16, 1900, she was married to John MAHLER. Mrs. Mahler was a member of the Church of Christ in South Bend.
Survivors include the husband; one son, Albert [MAHLER], of this city; three daughters, Mrs. E. E. DURBIN, Gainesville, Fla.; Mrs. Harvey FOSTER, Summit, N.J.; Mrs. Thelma KLATT, Los Angeles, Cal.; several grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Merton HUDSON, Argos; Mrs. Pearl HAMMAN, Argos; Mrs. Prudence GIBBS, Crew, Va.; George and Frank WARREN, Mishawaka.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home.

Thursday, July 28, 1955

Herbert H. Bowell
Herbert H. BOWELL, 70, prominent Argos citizen, died at 6:03 p.m. Wednesday in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. He had been seriously ill for six weeks. A native of Argos, practically all of his life had been spent in that vicinity.
For the last 25 years he was employed as blockman for the New Idea Farm Equipment Co. and in 1954 his division topped the nation's sales record for his company. He retired July 1 on account of ill health.
In his younger years he taught school in Walnut township and for a few years was employed as American Railway Express agent in Indiana and Ohio. Mr. Bowell was a charter member of the Argos Lions Club and served as president. He served several years as a director of the Marshall county 4-H Fair board; was librarian of the state Lions Club and a member of the Indiana Lions Band, as well as a former member of the old Citizens Band of Argos. In the civic field he served both on the Argos town board and the town school board.
Mr. Bowell was born in Argos, July 21, 1885. His parents were Lewis and Ida (McCLURE) BOWELL. In 1907 he ws married to Eloyse YEARICK who survives and resides in their home at 238 North Maple avenue, Argos.
Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn ZINK, Mrs. Mary RITTER, both of Argos, and Mrs. Nancy HENDERSON, Plymouth; two sons, Harold [BOWELL] of Newark, O., and Herbert "Bud" [BOWELL], Argos; ten grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude WHISMAN and a brother, Floyd [BOWELL], both of Argos. A brother, Earl [BOWELL], preceded him in death.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, with the Revs. Thomas J. LUKE of Lafayette and Edward BOASE of Argos officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ora Perkins
Funeral services for Ora PERKINS, 65, Shelbyville, were held this afternoon in the Carbony funeral home in that city. Perkins was killed Tuesday in an auto-train crash which occurred in the downtown area of Shelbyville.
Among the survivors are two brothers, William R. PERKINS and William A. PERKINS, both of Kewanna. [sic]

Thomas Hart and
Clem Williams
Two former Richland Center high school basketball players died at 1:45 o'clock this morning in a car-truck collision at the north edge of the city on the Erie Railroad crossing.
Thomas HART, 23, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Clem WILLIAMS, 19, R.R. 5, Rochester, who was on leave from Marine duty, rode to their death in a crash into the rear of a semi-trailer while traveling at a speed estimated by State Trooper John HATCH to be between 60 and 70 miles per hour.
The northbound tractor-trailer outfit, driven by Earl Edward KECK, Rossville, Ga., according to Trooper Harch's report, had slowed for the Erie crossing when struck by the northbound 1950 Oldsmobile driven by Williams.
Hard died instantly and Williams died a "few minutes" after arriving at the Woodlawn hospital here. Trooper Hatch reported both victims suffered skull fractures, lacerations and internal injuries. Both had to be pried from the wreckage.
The impact hurtled the truck forward about 30 feet north of the Erie crossing, bumping the back of the driver's head and then his nose. His injuries were minor and required first aid treatment only. State police estimated the point of impact as "about 15 feet south of the south track of the railroad crossing on Main street."
Williams, a marine, was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Cal., and was visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. WILLIAMS, Sr., R.R. 5, Rochester. Hart is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest HART.
Rochester city police were the first to arrive at the scene and Trooper Hatch arrived a short time later. He concluded the investigation.
Williams graduated from Richland Center in 1954 and played on the 1952-53-54 Wildcat basketball teams under Coach Paul ROCKWELL. Hart played under Rockwell in 1949.
State police estimated damage to the trailer, owned by James ELBEM, Knoxville, Tenn., at between $250 and $300. The tractor, owned by Keck, was not damaged. The 1950 Oldsmobile, owned by Williams' brother, Clarence [WILLIAMS], Jr., R.R. 5, Rochester, is a total loss.
Gerald Thomas HART was born May 27, 1932, at Winamac to Ernest and Cecil (DICKINSON) HART. On July 21, 1951, he was married to Mary HOLLAND of this city. Hart was employed by the Burton Plumbing and Heating Company of this city. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church of Rochester.
Survivors are his wife and one son, Donald [HART], 3, Rochester; his parents, R.R. 5; three brothers, Glen [HART], at home; Donald [HART], in the armed service in England and Dale [HART] at home; three sisters, Joann and Janie [HART] at home, and Berniece [HART] in the St. Mary's Convent at South Bend, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic church with the Rev. Father Charles J. SCHOLL officiating. The Rosary rites will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Felix Cleman WILLIAMS, son of Clarence and Allie (GILBERT) WILLIAMS, was born March 10, 1936, at London, Ky. He and his parents moved to Tiosa 18 years ago, where they have since resided. Williams who was a private first class in the U. S. Marine Corps, had arrived home from Camp Pendleton,Cal., Monday on a 20-day leave. He was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Survivors include his parents, two brothers, Clarence [WILLIAMS], Jr. and Ronald Lee [WILLIAMS], and a sister, Janie Lee [WILLIAMS], all of Tiosa, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. WILLIAMS, London, Ky.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Tiosa Brethren church. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Foster Funeral home to the Williams residence where it will lie in state from 10 a.m. Friday until an hour prior to the services.

Friday, July 29, 1955 to Saturday, July 30, 1955

[no obits]

Monday, August 1, 1955

Agnes May Nicodemus
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Agnes May NICODEMUS, 82, who died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 17 hours prior to her son's death, in the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis where she had been a patient for a week. Death was due to uremic poisoning. Her son, Harry [NICODEMUS], died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in South Bend.
Mrs. Nicodemus formerly lived at 1122 Elm street, Rochester, but had been residing with a daughter, Mrs. Hazel PFLUEGER, 26 East 14th street, Apr. 11, Indianapolis, since February.
Born Dec. 28, 1872, near Fulton, Mrs. Nicodemus had lived in Rochester about 60 years. She was married here in 1899 to William NICODEMUS, who died May 30, 1950. Her parents were John A. and Clementine BLACKETOR MILLER.
She was a member of the Rochester Legion Auxiliary and was a Gold Star Mother.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. PFLUEGER; three grandsons, Carl PFLEUGER, Jr., Indianapolis; Eddie and Bill NICODEMUS, South Bend; four great-grandchildren, Nancy and Janet PFLEUGER, Indianapolis; Sandy Lee and Randy NICODEMUS, South Bend; two half-brothers, Byron and Dewey MILLER, Chicago. Three sons, Harold, John and Fred [NICODEMUS], preceded her in death.
Mrs. Sam BOWEN, Christian Science readerof Akron, will be in charge of the funeral services and interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call.

William Harry Nicodemus
William Harry NICODEMUS, formerly of Rochester, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at his home in South Bend, 17 hours after his mother, Agnes May NICODEMUS, died at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He had been ill for 18 months and was 52 years old.
Nicodemus was born in Rochester in 1903 and moved to South Bend 35 years ago. He was proprietor of a large plumbing business in South Bend and was a boat racing enthusiast who competed in and supported for many years races on the St. Joseph river.
He was married in LaPorte in 193 to Jessie BUTLER, who survives him. Other survivors are two sons, James E. and William D. [NICODEMUS], both of South Bend; three grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Hazel PFLEUGER, Indianapolis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wdnesday in the First Brethren Church, South Bend, with the Rev. J. D. HAMEL officiating. Graveside services will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park by the St. Joseph Lodge 45 A. & M. of which Nicodemus was a member. Friends may call at the Forest Hay Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today.

J. Edward Ward
Funeral services for J. Edward WARD, 72, formerly of Rochester, were held Saturday at the Kerlikowske funeral chapel in St. Joseph, Mich. Mr. Ward died last Wednesday at his home, 2140 Ruth street, Euclid Center, Benton Harbor, Mich., following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Rochester on May 3, 1883 and had resided in Berrien county, Mich., for 52 years. His wife, Jessie [WARD], preceded him in death in 1932.
Survivors are four sons, Edward C. [WARD], Milwaukee, Wis., James R. [WARD], St. Joseph, Mich.; Maurice [WARD], Benton Harbor, and Chester [WARD], South Haven, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia HOFFMAN of Benton Harbor, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha SNYDER, Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Ellen PUTTERBAUGH, Benton Harbor.

Tuesday, August 2, 1955

Oran E. Miller
Funeral services of Oran E. MILLER, 76, Etna Green, who died Monday morning, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the E.U.B. church in Etna Green.
Miller was born in Middlebranch, O., Dec. 28, 1878. His wife is the former Agnes ROBINSON of Rochester.
Survivors include his wife, at home; two sons, Ned [MILLER], of Mentone; Herbert D. [MILLER], of Elkhart; a daughter, Mrs. Paul WAGGONER of Etna Green; three brothers and two sisters.

Wednesday, August 3, 1955

Oscar S. Hopkins
Oscar S. HOPKINS, 64, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital from a heart ailment. He had been ill for the past six years and in a serious condition for three weeks. He had engaged in farming in the vicinity of Akron for over 21 years.
He was born March 22, 1891, at Dotson, Ky., to William and Ilant (RICHARDSON) HOPKINS. In 1911 he was married to Samantha CRACE. Mr. Hopkins was a member of the Missionary Baptist church of Ivyton, Ky.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a son, Lonnie [HOPKINS], Akron; four daughters, Mrs. Otto FLETCHER, Chelsea, Mich., Mrs. Maynard McCLOUGHAN, Akron; Mrs. Franklin STONE, Warsaw, and Mrs. Earl BUCHER, North Manchester; his father and step-mother, Mr. and Ms. Wlliam HOPKINS,Akron.
Also surviving are four brothers, Silas HOPKINS, Fredville, Ky.; Hargus HOPKINS, Rensselaer; Willie HOPKINS, Silver Lake, and George HOPKINS, Claypool; nineteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Church of God. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and the Rev. Victor YEAGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home to the residence, 2 1/2 miles northeast of Akron, where friends may call until noon Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Thursday, August 4, 1955

Ray Kenneth Reinhold
Ray Kenneth REINHOLD, 44, Chicago, died Wednesday afternoon in the Cook County Hospital at Chicago. Death resulted from injuries he received when he was struck by a truck.
He was born Aug. 9, 1910 in Starke county to Mr. and Mrs. John REINHOLD, R.R. 1, Culver. Practically all his life had been spent in Starke county.
Surviving are his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Mable REED, Culver, and Mrs. Hattie MARSHALL, South Bend, and a brother, Earl [REINHOLD], near Culver.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home, Culver, after 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Monterey cemetery.

Effie Lou McIntyre
Mrs. Effie Lou McINTYRE, 84, life-long resident of this city, died at 7:35 a.m. today at her residence 1130 Jefferson street. She had been in failing health for the past few years and critically ill the last few weeks.
The daughter of James and Elisa (KAMP) RICHARDSON, she was born Dec. 3, 1870, in Fulton county. In 1886, she was married to Daniel H. McINTYRE in Rochester. He preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1932.
Survivors are a son, J. D. McINTYRE, Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. H. Gordon MILLER, this city, and Mrs. K. O. HOSLER, Indianapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth GETTY of Indianapolis. Also surviving are four grandsons and six great-grandchildren. One daughter and two sons preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. The body will rest in the Rochester mausoleum.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday. The family requests tha flowers be omitted.

Friday, August 5, 1955

Stacy B. Carpenter
Stacy B. CARPENTER, 69, died at 3:15 a.m. today at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a five-week illness. A resident of Argos he had lived in that community his entire life.
Born June 13, 1886, near Argos, he was the son of Byron and Rebecca BURDEN CARPENTER. He was married at Inwood on May 9, 1908, to Ola WILKINS, who survived.
Mr. Carpenter practiced as an attorney for 40 years and also had operated a real estate and insurance business with his son, Gerald [CARPENTER], for the past 10 years. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he taught schools in Center and Walnut townships, Marshall county.
Other survivors besides the wie and son are two sisters, Mrs. Susie MATHIAS and Mrs. Ethel Van LUE, both of Lakeville, and three grandchildren. Another son, Harry [CARPENTER], died in 1933.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 2 p.m Sunday. The Rev. Edward BOASE of the Argos Methodist church, will officiate and interment will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. The Argos Masonic lodge will conduct its services at the cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Grace Davis
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace DAVIS, 67. who died Wednesday in an Elwood hospital following an operation, will beheld at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Clark funeral home, Elwood.
Survivors are the husband, Harvey DAVIS; two children, Mrs. Opal GALBREATH of Greentown and Dor DAVIS of Elwood, and four grandchildren.
Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Thurman C. COOK, near Logansport; Mrs. Clifford BAGGERLY and Mrs. Erma MURDEN, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Edna WERNER and Mrs. Bertha FRALING, Peru, and four brothers, Glenn STANLEY, R.R. 1, Rochester; Russell STANLEY, Fulton, Nathan STANLEY, Anderson, and Victor STANLEY, Falmouth, Ind.

Lulu Fox
Mrs. Lula FOX, 88, 206 South First street, Argos, died at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon following a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of Argos practically all her life.
The daughter of Daniel and Jemimah (WILKINSON) DENISTON, she was born July 19, 1867 in Argos. Her husband, John FOX, whom she wed in 1888, preceded her in death in 1939. Mrs. Fox was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are three sons, Dewey and Orville [FOX] of Argos, and Guy [FOX], Van Wert, O., and a daughter, Mrs. Eva SHERLAND of Argos.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Robert WHITEHEAD will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, August 6, 1955

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Monday, August 8, 1955

Harry D. Witham
Funeral services for Harry D. WITHAM, 27, Mentone, who was killed in an auto accident at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic church of Warsaw. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
Witham receive fatal injuries when he lost control of his auto on the slippery pavement on State Road 19 at a point four and a half miles south of Mentone. His wife, Violet [WITHAM], who was riding with him, suffered minor cuts and bruises.
State Trooper Wayne JORDAN and Algie MARKS reported the auto veered off onto the right berm, then came back across the highway to the left shoulder with the car continuing into a field.
The vehicle struck a stump, throwing Mrs. Witham 25 feet into a cornfield. The auto turned end over end, coming to rest upside down in a drainage ditch, pinning Witham underneath. He suffered a fractured skull and other injuries.
Witham was the son of Arthur and Lillian WITHAM of Mentone. In 1948 he was married to Violet FREISNER. He was employed as a meat cutter in the Shins locker plant at Mentone.
Survivors arehis wife and four children, Lonnie Dean, John, Debra and Victoria Jane [WITHAM], all at home; his parents, Mentone; two brothers, Rex and Ned [WITHAM] of Mentone and four sistrs, Beverley and Sandra [WITHAM], of Mentone, Mrs. Howard STUTZMAN of Atwood and Mrs. Robert BURNETT of Etna Green.
Friends may call at the Johns funeral home Mentone up until an hour prior to the services.

Tuesday, August 9, 1955

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Wednesday, August 10, 1955

Oscar Rockwell
Oscar ROCKWELL, 85, of R.R.1, Rochester, died at 10:22 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health for the past four years and critically ill for three weeks.
Mr. Rockwell had owned and operated Rockwell's Landing on the west bank of Lake Manitou for 11 yearts, and prviously operated a landing near the lake dam for over 24 years. He was well known to sportsmen throughout the county and state and was an expert fisherman and waterfowl hunter. He had resided in Rochester and vicinity since 1919.
The son of Joshua and Martha ROCKWELL, he ws born Oct. 29, 1869 at Seymour, Ind. On March 18, 1892, he was married to Alice FOIST at Seymour. Mr. Rockwell was a member of the Indianapolis Moose and Eagles lodges. He was a retired railroader.
Survivors are his wife at home; two sons, Lawrence [ROCKWELL] at home, and Paul [ROCKWELL], of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Addie ROSBERG of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Jennie JUDY of Indianapolis and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George R. CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Thursday, August 11, 1955

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Friday, August 12, 1955

Frederick H. DuBois
Funeral services for Frederick Horton DuBOIS, 77, were held Wednesday morning at the Harrison mortary in Royal Center. Mr. DuBois, a former resident of Fulton county, died Monday morning at North Manchester. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
He was born in Cass county May 17, 1878, to George W. and Amy (HORTON) DuBOIS. His wife was the former Jessie SLICK. She preceded him in death. Mr. DuBois was a mechanical draftsman.
Surviving are two brothers, Don and Rex [DuBOIS] of Roann. He was a brother of Mrs. A. E. BABCOCK, of Rochester; Mrs.L. M. SHOEMAKER of Kewanna; Dr. Dwight DuBOIS of Roann, and a twin brother, Lefever [DuBOIS] of Rochester, all of whom are deceased.

Saturday, August 13, 1955

Emma K. Hoffman
Mrs. Emma K. HOFFMAN, 88, a pioneer resident of Akron, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at her home. She had been in failing health for the past eight months.
She was born Aug. 16, 1866, in Miami county to Lewis and Elizabeth (DIELMAN] EBER. In 1891, she was married to Joseph HOFFMAN at Rochester. He died in 1932. Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the Rochester Presbterian church; a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sunshine club of Akron.
Surviving are three sons, Carl [HOFFMAN], Seattle, Wash.; Vance [HOFFMAN], Corning, N.Y. and Chalmer [HOFFMAN], Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby DAWSON of Akron and Mrs. Nina LOWDEN, Cherryville, Ind.; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Lois FENTER, South Bend; Mrs. Sarah HANS, Oakland, Cal., and Mrs. Lottie PONTIOUS, Kalkaska, Mich., and a brother, Lewis EBER, Macy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Donald DECKER in charge. Interment will be in Akron cemetry.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m.

Albert H. Smith
Albert H. SMITH, 77, Gilead, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl FLOOR of Akron. He had been a resident of the Gilead community his entire life.
The son of Flemmon and Sarah (BULL) SMITH, he was born near Gilead July 18, 1878. He was twice married: his first wife was Pearl POWELL and his last marriage in 1914 was to Ethel SCHINDLER. Both preceded him in death.
Survivors are a son, William [SMITH], Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Leroy BICK, Rochester, and Mrs. FLOOR; two step-daughters; twenty grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Clyde MARINE, Akron and two step-daughters, Mrs. Homer SANER of Akron, and Mrs. Richard CONRAD of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Walter CROSBY oif Gilead will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, August 15, 1955

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Tuesday, August 16, 1955

Charley Ray Pence
Charley Ray PENCE, 68, Warsaw, former resident of Akron, died at the McDonald hospital in Warsaw at 1 a.m. today from a heart seizure. He had been in failing health for several months. Mr. Pence had resided in Warsaw for nine years.
He was born Feb. 13, 1887, in Miami county, to Samuel L. and Parthenie E. (SEITNER) PENCE. He never married. For 15 years he was employed as a section man by the Winona railroad company. Mr. Pence was a member of the Emanuel E.U.B. church of near Roann.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Minnie FLOOR of Warsaw; Mrs. Bessie COCHRAN of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Grace LUKENBILL of North Manchester; a brother, Walter D. PENCE of Fort Wayne; six nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the South Pleasant church, three miles south of Silver Lake. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate and burial will be in the South Pleasant church cemetery.
Friends may call at the McHatton funeral home, Warsaw, after 2 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Raymond L. Hand
Raymond L. HAND, 75, of near Argos, died at 4 a.m. today in the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis. He had been seriously ill for a year. For over 40 years he was a condutor on the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee railroad. He retired in 1941.
A aative of Argos, he was born Feb. 1, 1880, to Henry N. and Laura (CHAPMAN) HAND. On Sept. 1, 1912, he was married to Rose W. MILLER of Lake Bluff, Ill., at Argos. Mr. Hand was a member of the Argos Lions Club and the Brotherhood of Railroad trainmen, Lodge 826.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two sons, Myron R. [HAND], Argos and Charles L. [HAND], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis ROSE, Indianapolis; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Culver HAND, Chicago, and Russell HAND, Montebello, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Eva SCHNELL, Willows, Cal., and Mrs. Ida DUNKLEBARGER, North Judson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Edward BOASE of the Argos Methodist church will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Charles D. Shock
Charles D. SHOCK, 80, a farmer residing four miles southeast of Talma, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill for the past three weeks. He had been a resident of that community for 40 years.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Izaiah SHOCK, he was born July 18, 1875, in Marshall county and on April 9, 1907, he was married to Della JONES. Mr. Shock was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
He is survived by his wife, at home; a sister, Mrs. Effie MOCK of North Webster and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tursday at the Richland Center church with the Rev. Paul TRAMBAUER in charge. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, August 17, 1955

Victor R. Carrothers
Victor R CARROTHERS, 53, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 2:45 a.m. today at his home. He had been in ill health for a year. Mr. Carrothers had resided in the vicinity of Macy for 24 years, coming there from South Bend.
He was born Oct. 4, 1901, in Perry township, Miami county to Henry and Viola (BIGGS) CARROTHERS. On Nov. 19, 1925, at St. Joseph, Mich., he was married to Ethel HALTERMAN. Mr. Carrothers, a farmer, was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist church of near Denver.
Survivors are his wife, at home; five sons, Robert E. [CARROTHERS] of South Bend; Willis D. [CARROTHES], at home; Elic L. [CARROTHERS], Peru; James L. [CARROTHERS], Roann, and Luther P. [CARROTHERS], Disko; his stepmother, Mrs. Rose CARROTHERS, Akron; six grandchildren and six nieces and a nephew.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. Walter CROSBY, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ebenezer Methodist church and burial will be in an adjacent cemetery.
Friends may call at the Carothers home after 3 p.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Edith A. Upp
Mr. and Ms. Arvil UPP and Roy UPP of this city have been called to Portland, by the death of their mother, Mrs. Edith A. UPP, which occurred Thursday. They will remain in Portland for the final rites which are tentatively set for Friday, pending arrival of a son and daughter who reside in Florida.

Thursday, August 18, 1955

Frank L. Schleiger
Funeral services for Frank L. SCHLEIGER, who died Tuesday evening at Kokomo, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Penn's funeral home in that city. Burial will be in a Kokomo cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, M. G. "Bus" SCHLEIGER of Cleveland and a daughter, Mrs. James NELSON of Denver, Colo. Also surviving are three grandchildren.

Friday, August 19, 1955

Amanda Ginn
Mrs. Amanda GINN, 84, lifelong resident of Henry township, died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday at her home a half mile west of Athens. She had been seriously ill for two months.
She was born Oct. 14, 1870, near Akron to Simon and Lenora (MASTELLAR) MILLER and in 1888 was married to John GINN. He preceded her in death in 1949. Mrs. Ginn was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Estil GINN of Marion and Garrett GINN of Rochester; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a brother, Sam MILLER of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Athens E.U.B. church with the Rev. Lawrence WHITE officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body was removed from the Sheetz funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

David A. Leedy
David A. LEEDY, 95, retired farmer of the Deedsville community, died at 4 a.m. today in the Miami nursing home, Peru. He had been seriously ill for the past four months. All his life had been spent in the vicinity of Deedsville. He retired from farming a number of years ago.
The son of Joseph and Mary A. LEEDY, he was born in Union township, Miami county, Oct. 11, 1859. On March 17, 1888, he was married to Eliza MARBURGER, who died in 1954.
Survivors are five [sic] children: Mrs. Mary Muselene HOUSTON, Denver, Colo; Miss Esther LEEDY, Deedsville; Joseph R. LEEDY, R.R. 1, Macy; Robert D. LEEDY, Danville, Ind; fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The body rests at the McCain fneral home in Denver. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Saturday, August 20, 1955

Eldora Chalk
Mrs. Eldora BRYANT CHALK, 39, died at 2:35 p.m. Friday in the St. Joseph hospital, South Bend.
A former resident of Athens, she was born July 14, 1916 in Henry township to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel BRYANT. She was married to Leo CHALK, Dec. 12, 1935.
Survivors are her husband and two daughters, Shirley and Marcia [CHALK], at home in Milford, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel HUNGATE of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Tresea WALTZ of Huntington, and Mrs. Beulah WOOD of Osceola, and a brother, Guy BRYANT of Rochester.
Relatives and friends may call at the Mischler funeral home in Milford.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in the Milford Methodist church with the Reverends Earl WELLS and Albert SHOCKNEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery, southeast of Rochester.

Monday, August 22, 1955

Maggie E. Thompson
Mrs. Maggie E. THOMPSON, 85, died at 10 p.m. Sunday at the home of Mrs. W. W. FRIEDRICH, R.R. 6, Rochester. She had been in ill health since last Febrary. Mrs. Thompson had been a resident of this community for 11 years, coming here from Boone county.
She was born Feb. 11, 1870 at Martin, Ind., to Patrick and Margaret Ann (SCANNEL) ROACH, and was married Jan. 18, 1892, to James E. THOMPSON, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Thompson ws a member of the Altar Society of St. Malacky's church of Brownsburg.
Three daghters srvive: Mrs. W. W. FRIEDRICH; Mrs. Madonna RICHARDSON of Indianapolis, and Mrs. William FISHER of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Malacky's church in Brownsburg with the Rev. Father BOWERS in charge. Burial will be in the St. Malacky's cemetery.
The body rests at the Foster funeral home where friends may call after 6 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today Tuesday noon the body will be taken to the Jones and Mathew funeral home in Brownsburg.

John Wine
Local relatives of John WINE, 19, Detroit, have received word of his death in an auto accident near Grand Rapids, Mich., Saturday evening. John is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick PERSCHBACHER and the grandson of Mrs. Manford NEWELL of this city.
Wise was enroute to his home in Detroit from Grand Rapids where he was employed during the summer months. He is a sophomore at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His mother is the former Catherine PERSCHBACHER of this city.
Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer WINE, Detroit; a sister, Pat [WINE] and the local relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick PERSCHBACHER and Mr. and Mrs. Manford NEWELL have gone to Detroit to atttend the funeral services.

Rose W. Hand
Mrs. Rose W. HAND, 69, who lived two miles west of Argos, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Rochester Nursing Home. Her death less than a week after that of her husband, Raymond L. HAND, who died last Thursday. Mrs. Hand has been in ill health since last January when she suffered a stroke.
She was born July 20, 1886, at Lake Bluff, Ill., to Newton and Ellen (HENDERSON) MILLER. On Sept. 1, 1912, at Lake Bluff, she was married to Raymond L. HAND. The Hands had resided in the vicinity of Argos since 1932. Mr. Hand was a conductor on the Chicago-Milwaukee railroad. She was a member of the Plus Ultra Calss of the Argos Methodist chrch; the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid and the Auxiliary of the Argos Izaak Walton club.
Survivors are two sons, Myron R. [HAND], Argos; Charles L. [HAND], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis ROSE, Indianapolis; three brothers, Guy MILLER, Grazette, Ark.; Arthur MILLER, Wilmette, Ill., and Raymond MILLER, Waukegan, Ill.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Edward BOASE of the Argos Methodist chuch will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Minnie E. Nickels
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie E. NICKELS, 82, who died Saturday at the home of her son, Hubert M. NICKELS, Beech Grove, Ind., will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulton E.U.B. church. The Rev. Donald ABBEY will officiate and burial will be in the Salem cemetery.
A resident of Wayne township, she was the daughter of Aaron and Roseanna ROUCH. Her husband, Willard E. NICKELS, died in 1934.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home up until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Fred L. Dudgeon
Fred L. DUDGEON, 71, former resident of Rochester, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, in the Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, O., from coronary thrombosis. He had been in failing health for three months. Mr. Dudgeon resided with his sister, Mrs. Georgia PENFIELD, Dayton.
Mr. Dudgeon, who retired a few years ago, was an auditor for a New York industrial firm for over 46 years. He was a member of the Corinthian Lodge No. 241 of F. A.M. of Detroit.
A native of Rochesrter, Mr. Dudgeon left here in 1905. His parents were Orton and Carrie DUDGEON.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Georgia [PENFIELD]; a brother, Nat O. DUDGEON, San Francisco, Cal.; a cousin, Dewey G. DUDGEON of Rochester and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Dayton funeral home, 5555 Piladelphia Drive, with the Rev. Dwayne MYERS officiating. Masonic services by the Riverview Lodge were held at 1 p.m. today. Burial will be in a cemetery at Crafton, Pa., Wednesday aftrnoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey DUDGEON will attend the services.

Tuesday, August 23, 1955

Jacob F. Miller
Jacob F. MILLER, 60, died at 6:05 o'clock Monday evening at his home 920 Monroe street, this city. He had been critically ill since last Thursday when he suffered a stroke. All his life was spent in Rochester and the Athens community.
He was born near Athens, July 26, 1895, to Henry and Sarah Jane (ALSPACH) MILLER. A boiler house operator for Armour and Company, he was a member of the Eagles, the I.O.O.F. lodge, and the American Legion. Mr. Miller was a veteran of World War i.
On April 3, 1917, he ws married to Dollie Letta KALE, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons and three daughters: Jacob [MILLER], Jr.; and James L. [MILLER], both of Rochester; Charles N. [MILLER], Dennison, Tex; Mrs. Margaret Evelyn SHEARER and Mrs. Janet Sue RIFFLE, both of Rochester; Mrs. Betty June REYNOLDS, Peru; a stepson, Major C. E. OVERMYER, of Stutgart, Germany; two brothers, Fred R. [MILLER], Rochester; Roy [MILLER], Akron; one sister, Mrs. Walter BOCKOVER, Peru; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rochestr Trinity E.U.B. church. The Rev. F. I. WILLMERT, assisted by the Leroy Shelton Post No. 36 of the American Legion will officiate and brial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home up until 3 p.m. Wednesday at which time the body will be taken to the Miller residence to lienin state until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, August 24, 1955

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Thursday, August 25, 1955

Joseph C. Sterrett
Joseph C. STERRETT, 57, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home in Delphi, following a month's illness. A life resident of Carroll county, he followed the carpenter's trade. He was a member of Pretty Prairie Methodist church.
Among the survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Nina SANDERSON, of this city.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday atthe Eikenberry funeral home, Delphi. Burial will be in the Pretty Prairie cemetery.

Friday, August 26, 1955

Infant Ferrell
The infant daughter of Howard and Rosebud (DINSMORE) FERRELL, Argos, died 45 minutes after birth at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital.
Survivors are the parents, two sisters, Marta and Deborah [FERRELL]; a brother, Junior [FERRELL], all at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell DINSMORE, Argos, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer FERRELL, Hoopston, Ill.
Prayer services in charge of Rev. Edward BOASE were held at the graveside at 10:30 a.m. today in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The Grossman funeral home assisted in the rites.

Otto Doub
Otto DOUB, 66, farmer residing four miles east of Akron, died at his home at 9 p.m. Thursday following two months' illness. He had been a resident of that community his entire life.
The son of Cyrus and Margaret (HATFIELD) DOUB, he was born in December, 1888, in Kosciusko county. His wife, Lottie DOUB, whom he married in October, 1906, died in 1951. Mr. Doub was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Survivors are two sons, Harry [DOUB] of Akron and Carl [DOUB] of Silver Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Fawn SHROUT, of Jonesboro and Mrs. Gertrude LIPPLEY of North Manchester; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Itha BECHTELHEIMER of near Roann.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the West Manchester Church of the Brethren, three miles west of North Manchester. The Rev. Victor YEAGER and Floyd HEDGES will officiate and burial will be in the West Manchester church cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron at 1 p.m. Saturday to the residence, where friends may call until an hour prior to the services.

Rose Van Tilbury
Friends in the northern section of Fulton county have received news of the death of Mrs. Rose Van TILBURY, 79, Mishawaka, which occurred Wednesday evening in the St. Joseph hospital, South Bend.
Survivors are two sons, Leo Van TILBURY, Mishawaka, and Rex Van TILBURY, Logansport; and two daughters, Mrs. I. O. COVERLY, Sunland, Cal.,and Mrs. Herbert FOSTER, Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Bubb funeral home, Mishawaka.

Saturday, August 27, 1955

William H. Savage
Funeral services for William H. SAVAGE, 51, former Macy resident, who died Friday at his home in Detroit, will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Macy Christian church. The Rev. Jack FAWLEY will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetry west of Macy. The Masons will conduct graveside rites.
He was born in Macy, Feb. 13, 1904, to Thomas and Ella (BABCOCK) SAVAGE. He was married to Ruth CARTER Dec. 29, 1935. Mr. Savage was a member of the Masonic lodge. He had resided in Detroit for the past 30 years.
Survivors are his wife and two daughters, Joanne and Martha [SAVAGE], all at home; a brother, DeWitt [SAVAGE] of Macy, and a sister, Miss Marjorie SAVAGE, Los Angeles Cal.
The Ditmire funeral home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Monday, August 29, 1955

Robert Altman
An Indianapolis visitor to Lake Manitou died at Woodlawn hospital Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock just 2 1/2 hours after he was saved from drowning ner Overstreet's Landing.
Robert ALTMAN, 29, died of brain damage caused by lack of oxygen, termed by Fulton county coroner Dr. Dean K. STINSON as anoxemia.
Altman and his family were attending a picnic held by an Indianapolis church. He was playing on an inner tube about 15 feet from shore and in six feet of water when swimming companions noticed him floating face down.
Francis SHORT, Frank VANN and Irvin STRINGER pulled him to shore and artificial respiration was begun. Russell MURPHY of the Rochester city police and Bud BRAMAN and Omer TORRENCE of the fire department rushed to the scene with the American Legion resuscitator.
Breathing was restored some 45 minutes later and Altman was rushed to Woodlawn in a Zimmerman Brothers ambulance. State police and the sheriff's office also assisted city police and firemen at the scene.
Altman was a purchasing department employee of the Westren Electric plant in Indianapolis, a member of the Brightwood Masonic Lodgte, and a Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by the widow, Leonora [ALTMAN), who was in the party at the time of the tragedy and who said she "believed her husband became exhausted from over exertion;" two sons, Robert [ALTMAN], 3, and James [ALTMAN], eight months and twin to sister Sherri [ALTMAN]; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert ALTMAN, and a sister, Mrs. Leo WAGMAN, all of Indianapolis.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman brothers funeral home an this morning was removed to the J. C. Wilson Chapel of the Chimes in Indianapolis.

Tuesday, August 30, 1955

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Wednesday, August 31, 1955

Gladys Wyland
Rochester friends were stunned early today by the news of the death of Mrs. Charles (Gladys) WYLAND of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., which occurred Tuesday morning in the Fort Myers hospital. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage, following an illness of two days.
years was the director of music four years was director of music in the Fort Myers schools. [sic]
A native of Elkhart, she was the daughter of William and Ann MINARDOW. Prior to moving to Florida in 1951, Mrs. Wyland was director of music in the Leiters Ford school for several years. She also was director of the Rochester Baptist choir.
While residents of Leiters Ford, the Wylands owned and operated the Village hardsare store. Her husband recently was appointed postmastr of Fort Myers Beach.
Survivors are her husband, one daughter, Annell, 10; her father, William MINARDOW, all of Fort Myeers Beach; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Marjory SKERSICK of Kewanna, and three grandchildren. Her mother, Mrs. Ann MINARDOW preceded her in death in November, 1952.
Graveside services will be conducted in the Grecelawn cemetery, Elkhart, at 11 a.m. Saturday with the A. J. Zelle funeral home in charge.

Thursday, September 1, 1955

Gladys Wyland
The body of Mrs. Gladys WYLAND, who died Tuesday at Fort Myers, Fla., is to arrive in Elkhart, Friday afternoon. It will rest in the Zelle funeral home until 11 a.m. Saturday, at which time graveside rites will be conducted in the Gracelawn cemetery.
The husband, Charles WYLAND, is accompanying the body. Several Rochester friends will attend the graveside services.

Friday, September 2, 1955

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Saturday, September 3, 1955

Gayle Hattery
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Perrysburg Baptist church for Mrs. Gayle HATTERY, 51, R.R. 2, Macy, who died at 12:25 p.m. Friday from cancer after a six months' illness.
A resident of the Macy commnity for 25 years, she was born Dec. 24, 1903, in Perry township, Miami county, to William Henry and Sarah BUTT KEIM. On May 10, 1929, at Gilead she was married to Ernest HATTERY, who survives.
She was a member of the Missionary Circle of the Perrysburg Baptist church.
Other survivors are three sons, Granville [HATTERY], of R.R. 1, Macy; Kenneth [HATTERY], now in the Army and stationed at Chicago, and Max [HATTERY], at home; one granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Garnet STEVENSON, Kokomo; and Mrs. Pauline BAHNEY, R.R. 1, Roann; and a brother, Walter KEIM, Rochester.
The Rev. Ericus FOOR and the Rev. Ben LOWTHER will be in charge of the last rites. Interment will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. The body will be returned to the rsidence from the McCain funeral home at Denver this afternoon.

Frank D. Barnes
Frank D. BARNES, 45, a native of Fulton county, died Friday morning at his home in Allegan, Mich., after three days' illness.
Born in his county in February, 1910, he was the son of John and Anna MERLEY BARNES. Surviving are three sons, Jack and Merritt [BARNES], both of Cleveland, O., and Robert [BARNES], Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Moyer-Haupert fneral home in Akron. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate and interment will be made in the Nichols cemetery five miles north of Akron.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, September 5, 1955

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 6, 1955

Thomas G. Westwood
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Trinity E.U.B. church here for Thomas Greer WESTWOOD, 54, who died at his home on R.R. 4, Rochester, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock after an illness of several months.
A resident of Rochester all his life, Mr. Westwood was born Dec. 30, 1900, in Fulton county to James F. and Tressie BLOOM WESTWOOD. He was married Sept. 5, 1919, to Harriett KING, who survives. He was employed by the Fulton County Highway Department, also was a member of the Trinity E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are a son, Carl [WESTWOOD], R.R. 4, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth SCHAUER, R.R. 1, Akron; three brothers, Fred [WESTWOOD] of Rochester, John [WESTWOOD] of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Robert [WESTWOOD] of Fowler; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie COLEMAN and Mrs. Ruth WOODS, both of Rochestr; and Mrs. Edith YARTER of Kalamazoo, Mich. A daughter, two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
The Rev. Fremont WILLMERT will officiate at the last rites and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body will lie in state at the church until an hour before the services. Friends may call at the residence, where the remains were taken by the Foster funeral home.

John Thompson
John THOMPSON, 79, a native of the Tiosa community, died Sunday evening at his home in Waterman, Ill. Funeral services will be held at the Waterman Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Born near Tiosa, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ida KESTERMAN of Rochester; Mrs. Mary ALLEN, of Argos, and Mrs. Minerva ROGERS of Tiosa; his wife, the former Belle McALLISTER; three daughters, Mrs. Carl BOEKENHAUR; Mrs. Don VOSS and Miss Genevieve THOMPSON; and two sons, Leroy THOMPSON of DeKalb, Ill., and Dr. Robert THOMPSON, St. Louis.

Ray Charles Whittenberger,
Arthur Ray Whittenberger,
Joel DeVon Starkweather,
Charlene Starkweather and
Helen Lucille Starkweather
Five South Bend persons died early Sunday morning and two remain in a critical condition at Woodlawn hospital in a one-car crash 2 1/2 miles south of Fulton on State Road 25. It was one of the bloodiest accidents ever to occur on Fulton county highways and was the worst in the nation for the three-day holiday.
Bodies were scattered over a 50-foot area as the Hudson automobile literally exploded into two pieces, hurtling the front section some 54 feet from the back half.
Killed in the nation's worst highway accident were Ray Charles WHITTENBERGER, 60; Arthur Ray WHITTENBERGER, 17, the latter's son; Joel DeVon STARKWEATHER, 16; his sistr, Charleen, 10; and another sister, Helen Lucille, 11, all of South Bend.
Hurt in the same crash was Mrs. Evelyn STARKWEATHER, 35, mother of the children; and Walter Ray STARKWEATHER, a 13-year-old son. Both are in a critical condition at Woodlawn hospital. No noticeable change was reported in their conditions by noon today.
The fatal accident, which occurred about 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning, left a grim scene. One of Joel Starkweather's arms was pinned in the wrecakage, ripped from his body at the shoulder, and his body was found some 40 feet from the twisted steel that only seconds earlier was a whole atomobile. Arthur Whittenberger was partially jammed through the glass on one of the doors and the body and door were hurtled against a utility pole guy wire.
The South Bend vehicle was traveling south at a speed estimated at between 80 and 90 miles per hour. Sheriff Laurence NORRIS said it first swerved off the highway curve to the right berm for about 275 feet, then came back onto the highway for another 120 feet and finally went off on the east berm for 130 feet before striking a utility pole and a cement anchor fence post.
Authorities are not sure who was driving the car at the time of the crash, but Sheriff Norris indicated that he thought the younger Whittenberger youth was behnd the wheel.
Charles STARKWEATHER, father of these in the wreck, who rushed to Rochester upon being notified of the tragedy, told Noris that the elder Whittenberger was driving when the group left South Bend. He said that Whittenberger had never been known to drive more than 50 miles per hour.
A passing motorist from Osceola reported passing the South Bend car while he was driving about 45 miles per hour and that later the car passed him at a speed in excess of 50 miles an hor.
The seven persons were enrote to a family reunion at Clinton when the mishap occurred. In grim mockery, sandwiches were scattered throughout the wreckage and over the area.

Wednesday, September 7, 1955

Walter Ray Starkweather
Walter Ray STARKWEATHER, 15, South Bend, this morning became the sixth victim of the nation's worst holiday week end highway tragecy. The youth died at Woodlawn hospital of injuries received in the accident which claimed the lives of five other members of his family early Sunday morning south of Fulton on State Road 25.
The Starkweather youth, who sustaied a fractured skull and internal injuries in the accident, had been in a critical condition since the accident, about 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning. His mother, Mrs. Charles STARKWEATHER, 35, is still in a critical condition in the hospital here.
The dead include Ray Charles WHITTENBURG, 60; Mrs. Starkweather's father; Arthur Ray WHITTENBURG, 17, his son; and three other STARKWEATHER children, Helen, 11, Charlene, 10, and Joel 16.
The family was enroute to a family reunion at Linton when the car, said by authorities to be traveling south at a speed between 80 and 90 miles per hour, went out of control and struck a utility pole. The impact ripped the car into two sections and hurtled the front half some 54 feet from the point of impact.
Investigation revealed that the elder Whittenburg was driving when the group left South Bend but Sheriff Laurence NORRIS expressed a belief that the younger Whittenburg had assumed the driving dries prior to the crash.
Charles STARKWEATHER, father of the boy who died this morning, had intended to accompany his family but later changed his mind and remained in South Bend to do picket duty at the Bendix Aviation Corp., where he is employed. He has been at the bedside of his wife and son since his arrival in Rochester shortly after the accident.

Rose E. Lunsford
Mrs. Rose Etta LUNSFORD, 80, of Union township, died early today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marie CORBET of the Sharon community, northeast of Kewanna.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John ELMERICK, she was born Oct. 10, 1874, near Winamac. Her husband, William LUNSFORD, died in 1944.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Marie CORBET; a son, Ray LUNSFORD, Logansport; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ruby HAWKINS of Culver, and Mrs. Nellie COOK of Logansport; a brother, Elmer ELMERICK of Chicago, and sixteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Burial will be in the [Moon] cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

David W. Nickels
Final rites for David W. NICKELS, 75, who died Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Harrison Funeral home, Kewanna. The Rev. Henry BULGER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening.
Born Jan. 30, 1880, he was the son of George W. and Sarah BUNTAIN NICKELS. His wife, the former Arabelle RUSH, died in 1934.
Survivors are three sons, Wiley [NICKELS], Logansport; Maurice [NICKELS], Twelve Mile and Fred [NICKELS], Chicago; five [sic] daughters, Mrs. Arabelle TIMMONS, near Logansport; Mrs. George BARKMAN, Austin; Mrs. Janet SMITH, Tucson, Ariz.; and Mrs. Paul WILLS, near Kewanna; twenty grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Thursday, September 8, 1955 to Friday, September 9, 1955

[no obits

Saturday, September 10, 1955

Keith W. Beckman
Keith Wayne BECKMAN, 36, of Marshtown, an employee of the Fulton Elevator, died Friday morning in Woodlawn hospital.
He was born in Cass county, Feb. 1, 1919, to Fred E. and Goldie (STUBBLEFIELD) BECKMAN. Mr. Beckman was a mamber of the Eagles lodge of Logansport.
Survivors are five brothers and two sisters: Glen, Fritz, John and Donald [BECKMAN], all of Logansport; Paul [BECKMAN], Marshtown; Mrs. Mary LEAHY, Logansport, and Mrs. Martha KUHNS, at home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Grass Crek E.U.B. church with the Rev. L. K. McKINNEY in charge. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Monday, September 12, 1955

[no obits]

Tuesday, September 13, 1955

Walter R. McClain
Funeral services for Walter Raymond McCLAIN, 75, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Brethren church, Twelve Mile. The Rev. Gilbert MAUS will officiate and burial will be made in the Twelve Mile cemetery.
Mr. McClain died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. George CONDON, following six months' illness.
Born Oct. 20, 1879, in Adams township, he was the son of Alfred and Audelle LEFFEL McCLAIN. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors are his wife, Caldora [McCLAIN]; two sons and three daughters, Charles [McCLAIN], Indianapolis; Ralph E. [McCLAIN], Syracuse; Mrs. Blarb BENDER, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Ruth LUTZ, Peru; Josephine MOORE, Richmond; two sisters, Daisy and Inez [McCLAIN], both of Macy; three brothers, Robert [McCLAIN], Peru; Ben [McCLAIN], Akron; Daniel [McCLAIN], Macy; thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Jessie M. Riddle
Mrs. Jessie May RIDDLE, 59, 328 West Seventh street, this city, died at 10:45 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Sept. 1. She had been critically ill since Aug. 29, and in failing health for the past few years. Mrs. Riddle had been a resident of Rochester since 1921, coming here from Newcastle township.
She was born July 6, 1886, in Richland township to Alonzo and Mary Etta SEVERNS LONG. On Aug. 24, 1921, she was married to George RIDDLE at Rochester. Mrs. Riddle was a member of the Rochester Baptist church, te Woman's Club ; the F.D.I. club; the Dames Club of Indiana University and the Leroy C. Shelton American Legion Post Auxiliary.
Surviving are the husband at home; three brothers, O. Jay LONG, R.R. 5, Rocester; Orton LONG, Bourbon; Robert LONG, Niles, Mich., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursda at the Rochester Baptist church with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until 1 p.m. Thursday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until 2 p.m.

Ora Burton
Final rites were held this afternoon for Ora BURTON, 80, Lucerne, who died Sunday morning in the St. Joseph hospital, Logansport. Burial was made in the Indian Creek cemetery, near Lucerne.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Nola DOUGLAS of near Kewanna, and Mrs. Maude BRUCE and Mrs. Mary BACKUS, both of Lucerne; two brothers, Elmer BURTON, Lucerne and Floyd BURTON, Royal Center.
Wednesday, September 14, 1955

Rex Bender
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Rex BENDER, 51, which occurred last Friday at his home in Ravenna, O. He was a former resident of this city and Akron. Final rites were held in Ravenna Monday afternoon.
Mr. Bender was born July 17, 1904 in Akron. He had resided in Ohio for the past 29 years.
Surviving are his wife, Helen [BENDER], at home; his mother, Mrs. Louise LEHMAN, Marion; thee half-brothers and a sister.

Thursday, September 15, 1955

Dr. George E. Snearly
Mrs. Orbra TAYLOR has received word of the death of her brother, Dr. George E. SNEARLY of Houston, Texas. He was the son of Jacob E. and Harriet Ann (GAERTE) SNEARLY and was born in Miami county.
A graduate of the Rush Medical College in Chicago, he was a veteran of World War I and had attained considerable eminence in the southwest as a specialist in rectal diseases.
SSurvivors besides Mrs. Taylor are his wife; a brother, Dr. L. C. SNEARLY of San Antonio, Texas; a nephew and two nieces.
Mrs. Taylor left Indianapolis by plane Thursday noon to attend the services.

Friday, September 16, 1955

Goldie E. Whybrew
Mrs. Goldie E. WHYBREW, 70, died Thursday night at her home in Kewanna. She had been in ill health for over 20 years.
The daughter of Samuel and Sarah (SHINDER) ZARTMAN, she was born April 3, 1885, at Macy, Ind. On Oct. 11, 1902, she was married to C. E. WHYBREW at Fulton. Mrs. Whybrew was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are her husband at home; a daughter, Mrs. Edna BUCHANAN, and a son, Roy WHYBREW, both of Kewanna; two brothers, Earl ZARTMAN, Rochester, and Vern ZARTMAN, Fulton; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. H. F. BULGER will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Harrison chapel, Kewanna. Burial will be in te Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the chapel after noon Saturday.

Robert V. Emmons
Final rites for Robert V. EMMONS, 61, who died Tuesday at his home in Warsaw, were held Thursday afternoon at the Landis funeral home in that city.
A native of Fulton county, he was married on March 14, 1896, to Minnie KESLER at Rochester.
Surviving are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur MOORE, of near Pierceton; and Mrs. Paul BELSIGEL, Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Norman EMMONS, Detroit, and a sister, Mrs. Helen BERNHART, South Bend.

Saturday, September 17, 1955

Charles H. Powell
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru for Charles H. POWELL, who died last Saturday night at his home in that city. Burial was made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico, Ind.
Survivors arehis wife, Caldora [POWELL]; two sons and three daughters, Charlees [POWELL], Indianapolis; Ralph E. [POWELL], Syracuse; Mrs. Blanche BENDER, Peru; Mrs. Ruth LUTZ of near Mexico; Mrs. Josephine MOORE, Richmond; two sisters, Daisy and Inez [POWELL], both of Macy; three brothers, Robert [POWELL], Peru; Ben [POWELL], Akron; Daniel [POWELL], Macy; thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Monday, September 19, 1955

John V. Swinehart
John V. SWINEHART, 68, formerly of Rochester, died at his home in Mishawaka at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. He had been seriously ill since February.
The son of Daniel Marion and Carrie (PERSCHBACHER) SWINEHART, he was born Feb. 22, 1887, at Tiosa. He resided in Rochester until 1907 at which time his family moved to Mishawaka. Mr. Swinehart was a traveling salesman an retired about five years ago.
His father, Marion Swinehart, was at one time recorder of Fulton county, and a deceased brother, Ormond E. [SWINEHART], for many years was court reporter for Fulton and Marshall counties.
Survivors are his mother, Carrie SWINEHART; two sisters, Coral HACK and Stella ELLISON; a brother, Fred [SWINEHART], all of Mishawaka; a brother Dean [SWINEHART], Long Beach, Cal., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mishawaka.

Louie Edna Bash
Mrs. Louie Edna BASH, 78, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday at her home. In failing health for the past six months from a heart ailment, she had resided in the vicinity oif Macy for over 37 years.
Mrs. Bash was born June 27, 1877, near Macy to William Joseph and Harriett Ann (McMILLEN) FENIMORE. Her first marriage was Nov. 14, 1894, to Philip H. KINDIG, who died Sept. 12, 1912. On April 14, 1918, she was married to Albert F. BASH, who preceded her in death March 16, 1950. Mrs. Bash was a member of the Macy Christian church and the Macy Eastern Star.
Survivors are a son, William Harold KINDIG, R.R. 1, Macy; a daughter, Mrs. Mary M. HATCH, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Lena WILHELM, Chicago; a brother, Frank FENIMORE, South Bend; two grandchildren, P. Michael HATCH and Mrs. James W. ZIMMERMAN, both of Rochester, and three great-grandchildren, Ricky, Marilou and Kimberly Ann ZIMMERMAN, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. James KIMSEY will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Deedsville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Arthur Smith
Arthur "A.M." SMITH, 72, retired farmer of near Grass Creek, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Memorial hospital, Logansport, following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 9, 1883, in Hamlin, W. Va., to Norman G. and Virginia (RAYHILL) SMITH. On April 29, 1908 he was married to Myrtle SPURLOCK. Mr. Smith was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are his widow, at home; the following children: Ronald [SMITH], Michigan City; Woodrow [SMITH], Logansport; Maurice [SMITH], near Kewanna; Calvin [SMITH], Columbus, O.; Donald [SMITH]. Carson City, Nev.; Mrs. Reita SMITH, Pontiac, Mich.; Mrs. Virginia ARD, Claredon Hills, Ill.; a brother, Grover SMITH, W. Va., and fourteen grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. W. L. ROBINSON of Logansport in charge. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Victor Tobey
Victor C. TOBEY, 75, well-known farmer of Newcastle township, died at 2:40 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, following an illness of two weeks. He had been a resident of Newcastle township for 32 years, coming there from Logansport. Prior to 18 years's residence in Logansport he owned and operated a farm in the Woodrow neighborhood.
The son of Felix and Mary (SMITH) TOBEY, he was born in 1880 at Macy. On Nov. 4, 1905, he was married to Lucy PORTER. Mr. Tobey was an active worker n the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Survivors arehis wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy HORN, and a son, Howard TOBEY, both of Rochester; six grandchildren; two brothers, Stacey and George TOBEY, Rochester, and three sisters, Mrs. Fern IRWIN, Mrs. Lucy BRYANT and Mrs. Minnie RUSH, all of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers fneral home with the Rev. Ericus FOOR of Auburn officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, September 20, 1955

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Wednesday, September 21, 1955

Charles Fred Smith
Charles Fred SMITH, 83, 1520 Main street, this city, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Sept. 11. He suffered a stroke, Sept. 4.
A resident of tis vicinity all his life, he served as Rochester township assessor for over 20 years until this year. He was a member of the Ebenezer church, Odd Fellows, Mt. Horeb Encampment, Rocester Canton Barnett and the Rebekahs. Recently Mr. Smith was honored by the Odd Fellows for being a 50-year member of that organization.
The son of Amos and Theresa (HAGAN) SMITH, he was born four miles southwest of Rochester, Aug. 19, 1872. He was married to Iris Mae BABCOCK, who died Nov. 9, 1928.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Madelyn YOUNG, this city; three sons, Admiral SMITH, Rocester; Walter [SMITH] Arlington, Va., and Richard [SMITH], Washington, D.C.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A son, Arthur [SMITH], died in 1948.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Richard MITCHELL assisted by the I.O.O.F. lodge will officiate. Interment will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Martha Denton
Mrs. Martha DENTON, 44, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 6:45 a.m. today in the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for the past five weeks. Her entire life had been spent in Rochester and vicinity.
She was born Feb. 5, 1911, at Warsaw to Lewis and Clara (GOBLE) POLK. On March 18, 1954, she was married to Herman DENTON at Peru. Mrs. Denton was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara HINTZ, South Bend, and Mrs. Colleen LAWSON, Germany; two sons, Jack GELBAUGH (in the service), Detroit; James GELBAUGH, South Bend; her mother, Mrs. Lewis POLK, Sr., Rochester; four grandsons; six brothers: Charles Lewis POLK, Jr. and Donald POLK, both of Rochester; Cecil P. POLK, Bourbon; William POLK, Muncie, and Robert POLK, New York City, and a sister, Mrs. Mary DAVENPORT, Wabash.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Bevis HILL in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Frank A. Overmyer
Final rites for Frank A. OVERMYER, 62, Monterey, will be held at 2 p.m.Thursday at the Methodist church there. The Rev. Donald HACKETT will officiate and burial will be in the Monterey cemetery. Mr. Overmyer died Sunday from a heart attack.
Surviving are nine [sic] children: Harry [OVERMYER], this city; Elmer [OVERMYER], Talma; Lloyd and Wayne [OVERMYER], at home; Mrs. Dorothy RENTSCHLER, Oakland, Ore.; Miss Martha [OVERMYER], home; Mrs. Della RUSCHAU, Monterey; fourteen grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Anna GRINDLE, Monterey.
Friends may call at the home five miles west of Monterey.

Phillip Leon Dielman
Phillip Leon DIELMAN, 64, well-known farmer of R.R. 1, Akron, died at 7:30 a.m. today in the clinic at Bluffton. He had been critically ill for the past eight weeks.
He was born at his present home, July 25, 1891, to John and Margaret CLELAND DIELMAN and in 1930 was married to Margaret McNOWN at Berrien Springs, Mich. Mr. Dielman was a member of the Akron American Legion Post.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a brother, Dr. F. C. DIELMAN, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte MATHIAS, Akron, and Mrs. Ruth SMITH, South Bend, and several nephews and nieces.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 22, 1955

[no obits]

Friday, September 23, 1955

John E. Dale
John Edwin DALE, 79, Jamestown, N.D., died at 3 a.m. today in Trinity hospital, that city. He had been in ill health for five months. A former resident of the Mt. Olive neighborhood south of Rochester, he had resided in Jamestown since. 1942.
He was born May 3, 1876, in Missouri to William and Clara Ann (SOUTHERLAND) DALE. On March 6, 1907, he was married to Rose KOLAR. Mr. Dale was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Hugh MATHIAS, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; a son, William J. DALE, state of Wasington; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body is being retrned to the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. DST Monday at the residence of Mrs. Hugh MATHIAS, three miles south of Fulton. The Rev. Donald ABBEY will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the church after noon Sunday.

Carl P. Michael
Carl P. MICHAEL, 69, Kewanna, died at 4:30 a.m. today at his home. He had been ill for some time and recently was dismissed from the hospital.
The son of Phillip and Louisa (SHUCK) MICHAEL, he was born March 6, 1886, in Eureka, Ill. His wife was the former Bessie GRAFF. Mr. Michael was a member of the Rochester Lutheran church and the American Legion.
Surviving are his wife at home; one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude McCROSKY, Fulton; two brothers, Walter RIEHL, Kewanna, and Arthur RIEHL, Rutland, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie DAVIS, Secor, Ill., and Mrs. Martha BAUGMAN, El Paso, Ill., and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. DST Sunday at the St. John's Lutheran church, Rochester. The Rev. E. O. KRUG will officiate.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, after noon Saturday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the services.

Saturday, September 24, 1955

[no obits]

Monday, September 26, 1955

Charles G. Carter
Charles G. CARTER, 71, of Etna Green, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the Woodlawn hospital this city. Death was caused by cancer.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Frances CLARK CARTER at home; two sons, Charles A. CARTER, Green Bay, Wis., and J. D. CARTER, Evansville.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Johns funeral home, Mentone. The Rev. Homer PAGE of Shelbyville will officiate.

Clara E. Heeter
Mrs. Clara E. HEETER, 78, life-long resident of the Mentone and Akron communities, died at 1:30 a.m. today at her home five miles northwest of Akron. She had been seriously ill for six weeks.
She was born Oct. 25, 1876, in Kosciusko county to William and Sarah (WHARTON) THOMPSON. In April, 1902, she was married to Oscar HEETER, who survives. Mrs. Heeter was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Other survivors are two sons, Lloyd [HEETER, Culver, and Loren [HEETER], Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Mrs. Grace GALENTINE, Indianapolis; a granddaughter and a sister, Mrs. Bertha GREEN, Fulton.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Revs. Harry SMITH of Goshen and Carter CUMMINS of near Akron officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Maxine McGuffin
Mrs. Maxine McGUFFIN, 45, formerly of the Athens community, died Saturday morning at her home in Elkhart of a heart ailment.
The daughter of Fred and Susie (SWIHART) BRYANT, she was born in Fulton county in 1910. She is survived by a daughter and three grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of God in Elkhart.

Tuesday, September 27, 1955

[no obits]

Wednesday, September 28, 1955

Millie Foley
Mrs. Millie FOLEY, 64, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Nursing home. She had been in failing health for the past three years.
The daughter of Edgar and Sarah FERGUSON, she was born Jan. 24, 1891, in White county, Ind. On Nov. 10, 1916, she was married to Walter FOLEY in Carroll county. The Foleys had been residents of this community for over 15 years.
Survivors are the husband, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma MILLER, Mishawaka; Mrs. Clara HOLLOWAY, Rochester; three sons, Eugene and Gale [FOLEY], both of Rochester; Dale [FOLEY] of Monticello; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the St. Paul E.U.B. church with the Rev. Bevis HILL in charge. Burial will be in the Pleasant Run cemetery, near Delphi. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home.

Kizzie O'Connell
Mrs. Kizzie O'CONNELL, 85, died at 12:45 a.m. today at the home of her son, Charles O'CONNELL, 1934 East Calvert street, South Bend, following two weeks illness. Mrs. O'Connell had been a resident of Rochester and Fulton county her entire life.
She was born Oct. 2, 1869, in Fulton county to Henry and Isabelle COOPER. On Oct. 14, 1888, she was married to John "Jack" O'CONNELL. He died in December, 1946.
Surviving are three sons, Charles [O'CONNELL], South Bend; Clarence [O'CONNELL], Rochester and Carl [O'CONNELL], Fowler; four daughters, Mrs. Ina KUTZ, Huntington; Mrs. Rhoda PRICE, Culver; Mrs. Dollie RUTTMAN, Sacramento, Cal., and Mrs. Pearl DORSETT, Rochester; a brother, Sarce COOPER of North Dakota; a sister, Mrs. Phoebe PETTINGHOUSE, Julian, Cal.; ten grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 10 a.m. The Rev. Donald DECKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Winona J. Hoover
Mrs. Winona Jane HOOVER, 82, 519 Jefferson street, this city, died at 10:15 a.m. today at the Yocum nursing home where she had been a patient since Sunday morning. Mrs. Hoover had resided in Rochester practically all her life. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas BUTLER.
She was the widow of the late John HOOVER, who died in May 1923. Among the survivors are a son, Tom HOOVER, this city; and her sister, Mrs. Mary BLACK, also of Rochester.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Foster funeral home.

Edna McKinney
Mrs. William SNYDER received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Edna McKINNEY of Deer Creek, Ind. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Thursday at the Deer Creek Presbyterian church.

Thursday, September 29, 1955

Winona Jane Hoover
Final rites for Mrs. Winona Jane HOOVER, who died Wednesday morning at the Yocum nursing home, will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home.
Services will be in charge of the Rev. Donald DECKER of the Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Albert W. Wheadon
Albert W. WHEADON, 85, retired farmer, died at 2:40 a.m. today at his home in the Mt. Olive neighborhood, five and a half miles southwest of Rochester. He had been in failing health for three years. Mr. Wheadon had been a resident of the county for 47 years, coming here from Grant county.
He was born Oct. 14, 1869, at Chicago, to Wilbur F. and Mary I. (HALL) WHEADON. On Dec. 25, 1895, he was married to Mellie C. PURVIANCE, who died April 29, 1927. His second marriage was to Lillie A. GREGORY, Sep. 29, 1929. Mr. Wheadon was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Survivors are the wife, at home; two sons, Paul and Volney [WHEADON], both of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Mary TOWNSEND, R.R. 1, macy; nine grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice RICKLE, Arkdale, Wis., and Mrs. Abbie REITER, Delphos, Ohio.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. EST Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Richard MICHELL, assisted by the Rev. R. H. TURNER of Fulton, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Armilda M. Krathwohl
Mrs. Armilda M. KRATWOHL, 86, of Fulton, died Wednesday noon at Woodlawn hospital, this city. She had been seriously ill for five weeks.
The daughter of Cornelius and Eliza (STUDEBAKER) CORNWEhe was married to Frank KRATHWOHL. His death occurred Sept. 17, 1944. Mrs. Krathwohl was a member of the Fulton Pilgrim Holiness church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth SUTTON, Fulton; Mrs. Burness REYBURN, Peru; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One daughter, Esther [KRATHWOHL], preceded her in death.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. CST Friday at the Pilgrim Holiness church, with the Rev. Lincoln LEHUE officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
Friends may call at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth SUTTON in Fulton.

Kizzie O'Connell
Funeral services for Mrs. Kizzie O'CONNELL, 85, who died early Wednesday will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home this city.
The Rev. Donald DECKER of the Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home, where friends may call.

Friday, September 30, 1955

Daisy Merley
Mrs. Daisy MERLEY, 78, died at 6:25 a.m. today at her home two miles west of Akron. She had been a resident of Henry township her entire life and died at the homestead where she was born.
The daughter of William and Sarah (CURTIS) WHITTENBERGER, she was born Jan. 28, 1877. Her husband, Frank MERLEY, to whom she was married in January, 1896, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Omega Home Ec club.
Survivors are two sons, Don [MERLEY], R.R. 2, Macy, and Nyle [MERLEY], Akron; seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. A daughter and two sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert fneral home, Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday. It was Mrs. Merley's request that flowers be omitted.

Bessie O'Daffer
Mrs. Bessie O'DAFFER, 74, Macy, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Sept. 17 as the result of a fractured arm. She suffered the injury in a fall at her home.
Surviving are a daugter, Edith RICE, Waukegan, Ill.; two sons, George HURST, Tucson, Ariz., and John HURST, Indianapolis, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Arnie FISHER, Denver, Ind.
The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, October 1, 1955

Bessie O'Daffer
Mrs. Bessie (DAWSON) HURST O'DAFFER, 74, Macy, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Sept. 17. Practically all her life had been spent in Rochester and Macy with the exception of eight years in Chicago. Mrs. O'Daffer was a sister of the late George V. DAWSON of this city.
Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. tody at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial ws made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
She was born July 25, 1881, in Rochester to Jonathan and Isabelle (WALLACE) DAWSON, and in 1901 she was married to Ira HURST, who died in 1912. In 1936 she married Ray O'DAFFER, who preceded her in death in 1939. Mrs. O'Daffer was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are a daughter, Edith RICE, Waukegan, Ill.; two sons, George HURST, Tucson, Ariz., and Jonathan HURST, Indianapolis; a step-daughter, Mrs. Arnie FISHER, Denver, Ind., and a step-son, Devane O'DAFFER, South Bend.

Haddie A. Selby
Mrs. Haddie Aletha SELBY, 83, died at 3:50 p.m. Friday at the home of her son, Fay RUSSELL, 134 Jefferson street, this city. She had been critically ill since Monday. Mrs. Selby resided in Rochester for many years.
She was born July 16, 1872, at Gilead, to Thomas and Emaline (ANGLEMEYER) CASTLE. She was married three times: to Wallace RUSSELL, Bruce McHENRY and Michael A. SELBY, all of whom preceded her in death.
Survivors are seven sons, Fay RUSSELL, this city; William McHENRY, Lawton, Mich.; Robert L. McHENRY, Mishawaka; Louis and Cecil McHENRY, South Bend; Floyd McHENRY, Honolulu, and Royce McHENRY, Yuma, Ariza.; three daughters, Mrs. C. C. GARDNER, South Bend; Mrs. Harold VICTOR, Zanesville, O., and Mrs. M. W. CHRISTIAN, Seattle, Wash.
Also, three sistes, Mrs. Cynthia RALSTON, Macy; Mrs. Ethel EMMONS, South Bend, and Mrs. Ernest BRADBURY, St. Louis, Mo.; three brothrs, Wilbur and Cecil CASTLE, South Bend, and Edwin CASTLE, Rochester; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James KIMSEY in charge. Burial will be in the Highland cemetery, South Bend. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Monday, October 3, 1955

John Braman
John BRAMAN, 68, R.R. 4, Rochester, well-known farmer and former trustee of Rochester township, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill for the past nine months and in failing health for several years. Mr. Braman came to this county from Arkansas when but three years old.
He was born Aug. 17, 1887, at Little Rock, Ark. His parents were Jeff and Nancy (SCOTT) BRAMAN. In 1906, he was married to Lillie ALLEY. Mr. Braman was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and the Mt. Horeb Encampment. He attended the Rochester Baptist church for many years. He was trustee of Rochester township from 1943 to 1951.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Marjorie [BRAMAN], at home; Mrs. Berniece PARKHURST, Gary, and Mrs. Fern HAMMOND, Rochester; two sons, Calvin [BRAMAN] and Emerson [BRAMAN], both of Rochester; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ray KINDIG, Rochester, and Mrs. Ed GOTTSCHALK, Kewanna, and a brother, Milo [BRAMAN], this city. A brother, Charles [BRAMAN], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Baptist church with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until noon Tuesday.

Mrs. J. H. Haskett
Mrs. J. H. HASKETT, 77, mother of C. H. HASKETT of Rochester, died suddenly Sunday morning at her home in Edenton, N.C., from a cerebral hemorrhage.
Haskett, who returned to Rochester only Sunday from a visit with his mother, left for Edenton this morning by plane from Chicago to attend funeral servies there Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Haskett leaves three sons and two daughters.

William Pontius
William PONTIUS, 79, 321 Fremont street, was found dead in bed at his home shortly before noon today. Neighbors made the discovery when he was not seen in or about his yard this morning. It was believed he had suffered a heart attack during the night.
Harry PONTIUS, R.R. 5, Rochester, is a son. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home.

James E. Anderson
James E. ANDERSON, 65, Willshire, O., a former resident of this city, died Saturday morning from a heart seizure. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Black funeral home, Decatur.
Survivors are his widow, Bessie RANNELLS ANDERSON, at home; a son Edward ANDERSON, Willshire; three daughtrs, Mrs. Henry - - - -, Decatur; Mrs. John - - - -, Columbia City; and Miss - - - - ANDERSON, San Diego, Cal.; and two grandchildren, Jimmy and - - - - ANDERSON.

Tuesday, October 4, 1955

Maude Johnson
Funeral services for Mrs. Maude (REED) JOHNSON, 70, who died Saturday at Rock Island, Ill., will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hollis funeral home, South Bend.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Fulton county, April 21, 1885. She was a resident of South Bend for many years and had resided in Rock Island for the past seven months. Her husband, Elmer [JOHNSON], died in 1950.

William Pontius
Final rites for William PONTIUS, 79, who died from a heart attack at his home in Argos early Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Dale HAMILTON will officiate and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. He had been a resident of the Argos community practically all his life.
The son of Edward and Sophia (SHAFFER) PONTIUS, he was born April 11, 1878, near Akron. His wife, the former Grace M. HORNER, died in 1925. Mr. Pontius was a retired farmer.
Survivors are a son, Harry [PONTIUS], R.R. 5, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice FISH, Marion, and Mrs. Cora Belle BERGER, South Bend; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Ida CRABILL, this city. A son, Kenneth [PONTIUS], lost his life in World War II in Italy. Three other children preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Earl R. Heckathorn
Earl Richard HECKATHORN, Huntington, died of heart attack Monday afternoon while he was working on a lake cottage belonging to Ralph SHEETZ, also of Huntington.
The stricken man was taken to the Woodlawn hospital in the Zimmerman Brothers ambulance. He was dead upon arrival.
The body was taken from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Briggs funeral home in Huntington.

Wednesday, October 5, 1955

[no obits]

Thursday, October 6, 1955

Schuyler Mullins
Peru, Ind. -- Funeral services for Schuyler MULLINS, 75, 369 E. Fifth street, Peru, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Allen funeral home, that city. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
He died Tuesday evening at the home of his son, Merle [MULLINS], in Marion.
Mr. Mullins was born in Fulton county, April 15, 1880 to John and Matilda BUNTAIN MULLINS. His marriage on April 22, 1902 was to Daisy Bell BENNETT, who died March 6, 1941. He was a member of the St. James E.U.B. church and the I.O.O.F. of Peru.
Survivors are the son, Merle; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a brother, Charles MULLINS of Kewanna.

Friday, October 7, 1955

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Saturday, October 8, 1955

Fred Graeber
Mrs. Hertha GRAEBER of this city has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Fred GRAEBER, 85, which occurred Thursday at his home in Cedar Rapids, Cal. Final rites were held in that city today. He was the son of Fred and Margaret (MARSHALL) GRAEBER and was born and raised in this city. He left here about 45 years ago.
Survivors are two brothers, Floyd [GRAEBER] of South Bend and Max [GRAEBER] of Detroit, and a sister, Mrs. Etta PITT, also of Detroit. A brother, Harry GRAEBER of this city, preceded him in death May 29.

Monday, October 10, 1955

Mary E. Powell
Mrs. Mary E. POWELL, 87, 209 West Sixth street, this city, died at 8 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Oct. 1. Death was due to complictions which followed a fall at her home on Oct. 1. Mrs. Powell had resided in Rochester since 1920, coming here from near Macy.
She was born Aug. 3, 1868, on a farm near Macy to John and Sarah Jane (WILKINSON) ZARTMAN. Her husband, Rinaldo F. POWELL, to whom she was married Jan. 1, 1898, preceded her in death April 28, 1954. Mrs. Powell was a retired school teacher. She was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and the Macy Eastern Star Order since 1893.
Survivors are a son, Harold N. POWELL, Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Mrs. J. W. WHITTINGTON, Logansport; two great-grandchildren, Lee POWELL and Constance Lynn WHITTINGTON; four nieces and one nephew. A daughter, Grace E. POWELL died in 1920.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. DST Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG in charge. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles W. Mathias
Charles W. MATHIAS, 83, retired farmer residing one mile north of Fulton, died at 1:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill for two weeks. All his life had been spent in Liberty township.
He was born Dec. 27, 1871, in Liberty township to John U. and Madeline (WELCHLY) MATHIAS. On Dec. 24, 1896, he was wed to Eunice SHELTON, who died Sept. 25, 1928. Mr. Mathias was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Survivng are three sons, Hugh [MATHIAS], R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; Herman [MATHIAS], Fort Wayne, and Ernest [MATHIAS], R.R. 1, Rochester; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Susan APT of Fulton, also survives. One son, Noble [MATHIAS], preceded him in death.
Final rites will be Wed. 2 p.m. CST at the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. Donald ABBEY officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence Tuesday morning where friends may call.

A. Clinton Davisson
Graveside services for A. Clinton DAVISSON, who died Friday at his home in Indianapolis, were held at the Rocheser I.O.O.F. cemetry at 1 p.m. today with members of the Rochester Masonic Order conducting their rites.
Regular services were held in the Shirley Brothers Irving Hill chapel at 10 a.m. today in Indianapolis.
Mr. Davisson, who resided in Rochester for a number of years, was active in Republican party affairs in both the county and at Indianapolis, where he moved some 30 years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Mary J. FUSON DAVISSON, 5128 East Washington street, Indianapolis; a brother, Dr. S. C. DAVISSON, Bloomington; a sister, Mrs. Laura GLEASON, San Anis, Cal.; a granddaugter, Mrs. Zanna DANIELS, this city, and three great-grandchildren, also of this city. A son, Harold "Ducky" DAVISSON of Rochester, former county auditor, preceded him in death.

Mrs. Okala Ousley,
Lois Ousley and
Bonnie Ousley
A sister and two nieces of Whitten REFFET, Rochester, were killed Saturday in a two-car collision on State Road 3, 11 miles south of LaGrange.
Fatally injured in the crash were Mrs. Okala OUSLEY, 45, and her daughters, Lois OUSLEY, 19, and Bonnie OUSLEY, 12, all of Garrett.
Authorities in Garrett notified Sheriff Laurence NORRIS of the deaths and Sheriff Norris notified Reffet.

Tuesday, October 11, 1955

Lester Rouch
Lester ROUCH, 51, farmer residing five miles west of Fulton, died at 2:30 a.m. today at his home following a three months' illness. He had lived on the farm on which he was born his entire life.
A native of Fulton county, he was born July 12, 1904, to Ezra and Ida (REED) ROUCH. He was married to Irene JOHNSTON Feb. 6, 1924, in Kewanna. Mr. Rouch was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving are his wife, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Janece HERROLD, Mrs. Wilma THOMAS, both of Grass Creek; Marjorie ROUCH, Delaware, O., and Carita ROUCH, at home; one son, Gerald [ROUCH], at home; four grandchildren; two brothers, Earl and Loyd ROUCH, both of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Faye RANS, Kewanna, Mrs. Orpha FRY, Winamac, and Mrs. Gail NICOLL, Logansport.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. L. K. McKINLEY will be held at 2 p.m. CST Thursday at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. The body rests at ehe Ditmire funeral home in Fulton where friends may call.

Bessie E. Whitcomb
Mrs. Bessie E. WHITCOMB, 81, Akron, died at 9 p.m. Monday in the Woodlawn hospital, this city, where she had been a patient since Thursday. Mrs. Whitcomb had resided in Akron and vicinity practically all her life.
She was born March 8, 1874, near Millark, to Jerome and Eliza (SCHINDLER) JOHNSON. Her husband, [Delno M.] WHITCOMB, preceded her in death in 1945. Mrs. Whitcomb was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors are three sons, Paul [WHITCOMB], Rochester, and Dwight and Ross [WHITCOMB], both of Peru; a daugher, Mrs. Pauline VARDENS, Lowell; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. CST Thursday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Rev. E. Frank Highley
Final rites for the Rev. E. Frank HIGHLEY, 73, who died Monday from a heart attack at his home on Bruce Lake, will be held at 1:30 p.m. DST Wednesday at the Pleasant Hill church. The Rev. Leroy GEIGER of South Bend will officiate and burial will be in the Bunnell cemetery, Frankfort. The Rev. Highley was pastor of the Grandview and Pleasant Hill E.U.B. churches in western Fulton county.
The son of David and Violet STAIR HIGHLEY, he was born Sept. 28, 1882, and was married to Bertha JOHNSON July 5, 1927. The Rev. Highley was a member of the Masonic lodge of Jefferson, Ind.
Survivors are a son, Harold [HIGHLEY], Frankfort; a daughter, Mrs. Martha BAILEY, Battleground, and two grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Fry-Lange funeral home in Winamac.

Wednesday, October 12, 1955

Printha E. Feece
Mrs. Printha Ellen FEECE, North Liberty, died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial hospital, South Bend. She had been in failing health for several years.
A native of Fulton county, she was born Oct. 17, 1872. On Oct. 4, 1903, she was married to Lewis Henry FEECE. Mrs. Feece had been a resident of North Liberty for 33 years, moving there from Fulton county.
Survivors are her husband, at home; three sons and a stepson, Archie [FEECE], North Liberty; Clifford [FEECE], South Bend, Russell [FEECE], Plymouth, and Max FEECE, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Glen SEX, North Liberty; Mrs. Fred HAGER, Elkhart, and Mrs. Harvey HINCHY, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Pearl SWIHART, North Liberty; a brother, Charles KINDIG, North Liberty; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. DST Thursday at the McDaniel funeral home chapel, North Liberty. The Rev. George NEIL of the Christian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetry at Athens.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, October 13, 1955

[no obits]

Friday, October 14, 1955

Claude M. Studebaker
Claude M. STUDEBAKER, 71, 625 Jefferson street, this city, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health since April. Most of his life was lived in Fulton county.
He was born Oct. 5, 1884, in Cass conty to Thomas and Emily (McDOUGLE) STUDEBAKER. He was married to Ethel May HICKS on Dec. 24, 1903, near Fulton. He was employed as an auto salesman for the C. R. Barkman agency here. He was a retired groceryman.
Mr. Studebaker was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the F. & A.M. and O.E.S. lodges of Fulton.
Survivors are his wife, at home; the son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Byron STUDEBAKER, and grandson, Richard [STUDEBAKER], California; a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. and Mrs. Harrison CRABILL, and granddaughter, Sally May [CRABILL], of Rochester and one sister, Mrs. H. V. SHIELDS of Idaho.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Methodist curch. Dr. Claude YOUNG will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 8 a.m. Saturday, at which time the body will be taken to the residence.
The body also will lie in state at the church an hour before the services.

Arch S. Myers
Arch S. MYERS, 69, formerly of Leiters Ford, died Thursday at his home in Monroe, Wis.
He is survived by his wife, the former Helen WILKENSON; two sons, one daughter and six grandchildren, all of Wisconsin. Also one brother, Bert MYERS, of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Wanda MAHLER of Culver and Ms. Lida ROSE of Battle Creek, Mich.

Alice M. Rockwell
Alice M. ROCKWELL, 81, died at 6 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Oct. 10 from a heart ailment. She had been in failing health since February. The Rockwells owned and operated the Rockwell Landing on the west shore of Lake Manitou for the past 11 years.
She was born at Seymour, Feb. 25, 1874, to David and Martha Ann (SMITH) FOIST. She had been a resident of Lake Manitou and vicinity for over 24 years. On March 18, 1892, she was married sat Seymour to Oscar ROCKWELL. He preceded her in death Aug.10, 1955.
Survivors are two sons, Lawrence [ROCKWELL], at home; Paul ROCKWELL, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Addie ROSBERG, Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Irene RICHTER and Mrs. Bertha GELLESPIE, both of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Elgie PITTS, Zionsville; and four grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George R. CRANE in charge of the services. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Alice Grogg
Mrs. Alice GROGG, 80, who retired as postmistress of Disko 10 years ago, died at 1 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. She had resided in Disko for a number of years.
The daughter of Mathias and Mary (WHITMYRE) SMITH, she was born June 25, 1875, in Wabash county. Her husband, J. A. GROGG, died in 1951.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. E. C. HARLAND, Disko; Mrs. Ben BRADY, Chicago; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Charles YOUNG, Gilead, Mrs. Ed CARROUTHERS, Laketon; Mrs. Esta GAERTE, Akron, and Mrs. Emma BICKEL, Roann, and two brothers, Ed SMITH, Disko and David SMITH, Hibbing, Minn.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. DST Monday at the Disko Methodist church. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry at Roann.
The body will rest at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, from 3 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday when it will be taken to the residence to lie in state until an hour prior to the services at the church.

Paul Neff
Paul NEFF, 60, Cass county farmer, died at 6 p.m. Thursday at Mayos hospital, Rochester, Minn., where he had gone a week previously for a checkup. His wife and family were notified Wednesday evening that his condition was critical and left immediately for Rochester.
He was born in Bethlehem township, Cass county, Oct. 22, 1894, to Jess and Karen (HARTER) NEFF. He was a lifelong resident of that community.
Surviving are his wife, at home; a brother, Wayne [NEFF] of Metea; a sister, Mrs. Carl CUNNINGHAM, of near Logansport; two step-children; and step-grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews.
The body is being returned to the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Charles M. Horn
Charles M. HORN, 42, of near Mentone, dropped dead from a heart seizure at the Midwest Spring factory, Mentone, at 2:45 p.m. Thursday. He had resided in the vicinity of Mentone his entire life.
He was born June 26, 1913, to Granville and Mary DORLAND HORN. On May 5, 1935, he was married to Velma SMITH, of near Akron. Mr. Horn was employed at the Midwest Spring plant, and also drove a school bus route for the Talma school. He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Robert [HORN]; four daughters, Annabelle, Jeanette, Doris and Donna Jean [HORN], all at home; four brothers, Howard, Donald and Kenneth [HORN], all of Mentone, and Clarence [HORN], of near Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Ford MEREDITH and Mrs. Howard CLIPP, both of Elkhart, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Harvey MOLLENHOUR of South Bend and Mrs. James CRADDOCK of Huntington, W. Va.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. DST Sunday at the Mentone Church of Christ with the Rev. Leslie GRANT in charge. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the Johns funeral home.

William W. Thompson
William W. THOMPSON, 71, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill for the past three years. Mr. Thompson had been a resident of Fulton county his entire life.
The son of William and Laura THOMPSON, he was born Aug. 22, 1884, in Fulton county and on Jan. 15, 1910, he was married to Mary HOLLOWAY.
Surviving are his wife, at home; a son, Charles [THOMPSON], Michigan City; grandchildren; two brothers, John and Jess [THOMPSON], both of Akron; and a sister, Mrs. Granville HOLLOWAY, this city. Five sons and a daughter preceded him in death.
The body rests at the Foster funeral home. Rites are incomplete.

Henry S. Heckathorn
Henry Shelton HECKATHORN, 83, retired farmer of Macy, died at 6:15 a.m. today at his home. He had been seriously ill for three months. He had resided in Macy and vicinity his entire life.
The son of Phillip and Mary (SWARTZLANDER) HECKATHORN, he was born Oct. 22 1871, at Deedfsville. He was wed to Cora Edith HARTMAN March 30, 1893. The couple observed their 62nd wedding anniversary this year. Mr. Heckathorn was a member of the Macy Methodist church and the Miami County Farm Bureau.
Surviving are his wife, at home; and the following children: Mrs. Alta EYTCHESON, Fulton; Mrs. Edna PRATT and Mrs. Goldie BAKER, both of Macy; Kerch [HECKATHORN], Nyona Lake; Lester and Kenneth [HECKATHORN], both of Fulton; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. A brother, Milton [HECKATHORN], of Peru, also survives.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Sunday at the Macy Methodist church. The Rev. Doyle PAVEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.
Friends may call at the residence after 1 p.m. Saturday and at the church an hour prior to the services.

Saturday, October 15, 1955

Mrs. Walter C. Spiece, Sr.
Mrs. Walter C. SPIECE, Sr., 55, of near Roann, died at 8:40 a.m. today in the Wabash hospital. Mrs. Spiece had been a resident of the Roann community for over 40 years.
She was born Jan. 9, 1900, in Fulton county to Theodore and Laura (BOWMAN) WINES. The Wineses resided on a farm north of Athens. On April 27, 1916, she was married to Walter SPIECE at Wabash. Mrs. Spiece was a member of the Roann Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Raymond and Walter [SPIECE], Jr., both of Roann; two daughters, Mrs. Alfred HACKER, Chicago, and Mrs. Richard POWELL, Roann and two sisters, Mrs. Herman BEMER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Ray PRESTON, Wabash.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. DST Monday at the Roann Methodist church with the Revs. SCHRAM of Roann and Cecil SANDERS of Wabash officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grandstaff funeral home, Roann, after 5 p.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church two hours prior to the services.

Paul Neff
Funeral services for Paul NEFF, 60, who died Thursday evening at Rochester, Minn., will be held 2 p.m. CST Monday at the Metea Baptist church. The Rev. Harry REA will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
Friends may call at he Ditmire funeral home after noon Snday. The body will lie in state at the church from noon Monday until the hour of the services.

William W. Thompson
Funeral services for William W. THOMPSON will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. DST Monday at the Foster funeral home. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery, northeast of Rochester.

Monday, October 17, 1955

Darrill C. Fairfield
Darrill C. FAIRFIELD, 45, of Kewanna, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in ill health for the past year and a half, and critically ill during the past ten days. He had been a resident of Kewanna for 10 years, coming there from Frankton, Ind.
He was born April 25, 1910 at Frankton, Ind. to John R. and Lucy (FEAR) FAIRFIELD. His wife was the former Vivian HANSBERRY. Mr. Fairfield was a plumber.
Survivors are his wife and daughter, Sarah [FAIRFIELD], both at home; one son, John R. [FAIRFIELD], with the U. S. Air Force in Japan; a step-daughter, Mrs. John HENNING of Rochester; his mother, Mrs. Lucy FLATTER of Clearwater, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Laurence ODAM of Alexandria, Ind.; Mrs. Naomi LEDWIG of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Harriett KIRBY of Marion, Ind.; and two brothers, Leon FAIRFIELD of Muncie, and Robert FAIRFIELD of Waco, Texas.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. DST Thursday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Oscar H. Master
Oscar Harrison MASTER, 62, of Kewanna, expired at 8 a.m. Saturday at the St. Vincent hospital, Indianapolis.
He was born Feb. 5, 1893, to Jonathan and Emma Jane (PICKENS) MASTER and on Feb. 28, 1918 was married to Fern EWING of St. Joe, Mich. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Master was a member of the Church of Christ of Kewanna and the Don Moore American Legion Post No. 130 of Kewanna.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one daughter, Madlyn FORTH of Indianapolis; a son, Orly E. MASTER of Fort Worth, Tex., four grandsons; three brothers, Lowell [MASTER] of Plymouth; Lester [MASTER], of Seattle, Wash., and Ernest [MASTER], of Los Angeles, Cal., and three sisters, Mrs. Norma WILSON, Mrs. Artella WALKER and Mrs. Dollie BLAKSLEY, all of Los Angeles, Cal.
Final rites will be conducted 2 p.m. DST Tuesday at the Kewanna Christian church with the Rev. Dr. Harry POLL, of the Englewood Christian church, Indianapolis, in charge. Burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home until 1 p.m. Tuesday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.
Members of the Kewanna Legion Post will give their rites at the graveside.

Telford A. Pearson
Telford A. PEARSON, 49, of Disko, died at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial hospital, South Bend. He had been seriously ill from a heart ailment for five weeks. He had resided in Disko for 12 years and was a former postmaster of that town.
The son of Clifford and Golda (BARBER) PEARSON, he was born May 4, 1906 in Henry township, Fulton county. In 1933, he was married to Phyllis GAERTE of Columbia City, Ind. For the past few years he was employed by the Indiana State Highway Department. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors are the wife and two daughters, Evelyn [PEARSON], at home, and Beverley HARTZLER of Disko; one son, Cliff [PEARSON], at home; his mother, Mrs. Golda PEARSON of Akron; one brother, Charles PEARSON of Akron and a sister, Mrs. Vern EIKENBERRY of Peru.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. DST Tuesday at the Disko Methodist church with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. His body was removed from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

William F. Morris
Funeral services for William F. MORRIS, 89, formerly of Rochester, were held 10 a.m. Friday at the Grace Methodist church, South Bend, with the Rev. William N. WHEAR officiating. Burial was in the South Lawn cemetery, that city.
Mr. Morris died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial hospital at Westville, Ind., where he had been a patient for two years.
He was born Sept. 25, 1866 in Fulton county, and had been a resident of South Bend for 30 years. Mr. Morris at one time served as Rochester marshal and also fire chief.
He is survived by his wife, the former Minnie EMMONS, and a daughter, Mrs. Bertha CASPER, both of South Bend; and two daughters by a former marriage, Mrs. Arlene VERNON of Rochester, and Mrs. Maude WHITNEY of South Bend. A son, Ralph [MORRIS], preceded him in death.

Tuesday, October 18, 1955

Fred M. Fellows
Fred M. FELLOWS, 87, route 1, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lulu DILLER, at Mitchell's Park, Lake Manitou. For the past 15 years he had made his home with his daughter, coming here from Indianapolis.
Born July 15, 1868, in Brownsville, Mich., he was a member of the Masonic lodge, Indianapolis. His wife, Susie SMITH FELLOWS, preceded him in death. Mr. Fellows was a retired machinist and for 18 years, a trainer at Butler university.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. DILLER, and Mrs. Blanche SETTLES of Detroit, and one son, J. B. FELLOWS, of Indianapolis.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home today. Wednesday morning the body will be taken to the Irvin Hill chapel, Indianapolis, where rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. DST Thursday. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.

Emmett L. Davis
Emmett L. DAVIS, 59, of Akron, died at 5 p.m. Monday in the Memorial hospital, South Bend. He had been ill for the past several weeks with a heart ailment.
He was born Nov. 26, 1896, near Akron, to Schuyler and Emma (SMOKER) DAVIS. For the past number of years he was employed by the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Laura CROSLAND of Napoleon, O.; a sister, Mrs. Dick MORRIS of Talma, and his mother, Mrs. Emma BURKETT of Macy.
The body rests at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, where rites are pending.

Wednesday, October 19, 1955

Emmett L. Davis
Final rites for Emmett L. DAVIS, who died Monday in the Memorial hospital, South Bend, will be held 2 p.m. DST Thursday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate.
Burial will be in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, October 20, 1955

Mary E. Longman
Mrs. Mary Etta LONGMAN, 91, died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Trella FEIDNER, near Grass Creek. She had been in ill health for several months. A former resident of Lucerne, she and her husband had made their home with their daughter for the past two years.
She was born Sept. 30, 1864, in Pulaski county to George and Elizabeth (BURROUGH) CRITES. On March 4, 1896, she was married to William H. LONGMAN. Mrs. Longman was a member of the Zion Methodist church of Lucerne.
Survivors are her husband and the daughter, Mrs. Feidner, of near Grass Creek, and two grandsons, Bill FEIDNER of Frankfort and Robert "Bob" FEIDNER, of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m.CST Friday at the Harrison chapel, Royal Center. The Rev. L. K. McKINLEY will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Lucerne.

Anna C. Hall
Mrs. Anna Catherine HALL, 81, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday at her home, 228 Pontiac street, this city. Death was caused by coronary embolism. Mrs. Hall had been a resident of this city practically all her life.
Born May 26, 1874, at Oak Park, Benton county, she was the daughter of George and Anna Catherine EBERTS. Her husband John B. HALL preceded her in death in 1938.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen SHUTTE of Akron, O., and Mrs. Pauline STONE of Tampa, Fla.; a son, Ebert HALL, of Macy and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Jean JENKINS, died in 1951.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. DST Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George R. CRANE in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, October 21, 1955

Charles B. Nofstger
Charles B. NOFTSGER, 56, Mishawaka, died at 3 a.m. today in the General hospital, Elkhart. He had been seriously ill for the past several days. Mr. Noftsger was a former resident of this city, and had resided in Mishawaka for a number of years.
He was born Sept. 28, 1899, in Rochester to Benjamin E. and Ida (RANNELLS) NOFTSGER and was a graduate of Rochester high school. For the past several years he was employed by the Bendix Corporation of South Bend. Mr. Noftsger was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the 40 and 8 organization of South Bend.
Survivors are his wife, Bessie [NOFTSGER], at home; a stepson, Lowell LUTZ, Phoenix, Ariz.; two step-grandchildren; his father, B. E. NOFTSGER; two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette GOHN of Rochester and Mrs. Elwood DAULTON of South Bend; a brother, Frank NOFTSGER, this city, and several nieces and nephews.
The body rests at the Bubb funeral home, Mishawaka. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, October 22, 1955

Charles B. Noftsger
Final rites for Charles B. NOFTSGER, who died early Friday in an Elkhart hospital will be held at 2 p.m. DST Sunday in the Bubb funeral home, 202 North Main street, Mishawaka. Burial will be in a Mishawaka cemetery.

Rev. G. R. Champlin
The Rev. G. R. CHAMPLIN, Hibbard, Ind., former pastor of the St. Paul's United Brethren church of this city, died Friday at his home. He was pastor of the Hibbard United Brethren Church.
Servivors are his wife, at home; a son, John CHAMPLIN, of Texas, and a step-brother, Boston, Mass.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. DST Monday at the Wright funeral home, Nappanee. Burial will be in a Goshen cemetery.

Monday, October 24, 1955

Elmer Leininger
Elmer LEININGER, 78, retired farmer residing four miles north of Akron, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at his home. He had been seriously ill for three months.
Born Feb. 3, 1877, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Dan and Angeline (HARTUNG) LEININGER. He was married to Bertha DRUDGE, July 2, 1901.
Survivors are his wife; four brothers, Willis, Lew, Earl and Roy [LEININGER], all of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl STONER and Mrs. Faye SMITH, both of Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Pearl Meyers
Mrs. Goldie GUISE of this city, received word early Sunday of the death of her sister, Mrs. Pearl MEYERS, 60, died Sunday morning at her home in Detroit. Mrs. Meyers, who was born in Fulton county, was the daughter of Mrs. John R. WILSON, of near Kewanna.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene BUCKINGHAM and children and Mrs. Guise returned from Detroit late yesterday after being called there by the death.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. DST Thursday in Detroit. Burial will be in a cemetery in that city.

Tuesday, October 25, 1955

Lulu M. Cox
Mrs. Lulu M. COX, of near Fulton, died at 8 a.m. today in the St. Joseph hospital, Logansport, where she had been a patient for six months. Her death was due to a heart ailment.
The daughter of Finley and Sarah (WALTERS) CLINE, she was born in Liberty township on May 31, 1888. Her first marriage was to Lee POWNALL, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 26, 1942, she was married to Roy COX. Mrs. Cox was a member of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church.
Surviving are three sons, Don POWNALL of Michigan; Dr. Roy POWNALL of Plymouth, and Ray POWNALL of Rochester, and one daughter, Mrs. Helen GAULT of Grass Creek.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Delbert Doud
Delbert DOUD, 53, formerly of Fulton, was killed in an auto accident which occurred Monday evening near his home in Detroit.
He was born in Fulton county to Harvey and Mary (JONES) DOUD.
Survivors are his wife, Marguerite DOUD, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth KIPPLE, of Troy, N.Y.; one son, Harvey [DOUD], of Kansas City, Mo., and a brother, Hubert DOUD of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. CST Friday at the Ditmire buneral home, Fulton. The Rev. B. H. TURNER will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, October 26, 1955

Jerald Mogardo
Mrs. Norman WALTERS, of this city, today received word of the death of her nephew, Jerald MOGARDO, 20, of Fairmouth, Mass. The young man, who riding on a motorcycle was killed when he was hit by an auto.
Funeral services will be held in Falmouth, Thursday morning.

Lulu M. Cox
Final rites for Mrs. Lulu M. COX, who died Tuesday at Logansport will be held 1:30 CST Thursday at the Fulton E.U.B. church. The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence, Thursday morning, where friends may call.

Thursday, October 27, 1955

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Friday, October 28, 1955

Omar J. Brubaker
Omar J. BRUBAKER, 80, former resident of this city, died at 8 a.m. Thursday at his home in Upland, Cal. He had been a resident of that city for the past 10 years, moving there from South Bend.
He was born Dec. 27, 1874, in Fulton county to Joel and Lavanda (DENISTON) BRUBAKER. His first marriage was to Flora GIBSON, who preceded him in death Aug. 19,1948. In 1949, he was married to Mrs. Beulah WILSON, who survives. Mr. Brubaker was a retired South Bend business man.
Survivors are his wife and one son, Omar J. [BRUBAKER], Jr., Upland, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. Seth VANDERBURG, South Bend; four brothers, Arthur and Walter J. [BRUBAKER], both of Rochester; H. E. BRUBAKER, South Bend, and Fred [BRUBAKER], Des Moines, Ia., and two sisters, Mrs. Omer CAMERER and Mrs. Frank DIELMAN, both of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Richard MITCHELL of the Rochester Baptist church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will arrive over the Erie railroad at 11:19 a.m. Monday and will be removed to the funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, October 29, 1955

John A. Shanes
John A. SHANES, 85, died at 1:20 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry COMBES, 2117 Reidmiller avenue, Fort Wayne. Death resulted from a stroke, but he had been in ill health for the past four years. A former resident of the Santa Anna neighborhood in Marshall county, he had resided in Fort Wayne since 1949.
He was born May 18, 1870, at Bremen to Alexander and Eliza SHANES. His wife, to whom he was married in 1899, died May 31, 1950. Mr. Shanes was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Santa Anna Methodist church and the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge for over 50 years.
Survivors are one daugter, Mrs. Margaret COMBES of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Monday at the Poplar Grove church, with the Rev. John DEAL in charge. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. will assist with the services. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 7 p.m. today. The body wlso will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Evelyn McClay
Mrs. Evelyn (Van VACTOR) McCLAY, 51, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at her home in Evanston, Ill. She had been in failing health for several months.
She was born in Argos in 1964 to David and May Van VACTOR and for several years taught school in and near Argos.
Surviving ar the husband, George [McCLAY]; one daughter, Lynne [McCLAY]; one son, John [McCLAY], all at home, and a brother, David Van VACTOR of Knoxville, Tenn.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Edward BOASE will offficiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after - - - p.m. Tuesday.

Kathlyne McCurdy
Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o'clock from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Kathlyne McCURDY, two-day-old daughter of James and Luanne ZIMMERMAN McCURDY of Oak Park, Mich. The child died Wednesday at Mt. Carmel Mercy hospital in Detroit.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a sister, Cynthia [McCURDY], 2; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George S. McCURDY, Scottdale, Pa., and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon ZIMMERMAN, Rochester.
The Rev. Richard MITCHELL of the Baptist church officiated at the last rites and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Charles E. Beattie
Charles Elmer BEATTIE, 43, formerly oif Fulton, was killed instantly Thursday at Goshen. Beattie, a steeplejack, was repairing a 65 foot spire on the Presbyterian church when he fell to his death. He received a skull fracture and other injuries.
Beattie, whose son, Elmer [BEATTIE], was working with him at the time, was adjusting the rope on a swinging chair from which he was working, when it collapsed. He had been a resident of Elkhart for 12 years, moving there from Fulton.
He was born Dec. 19, 1911 in Liberty township, the son of Warren and Ida McMILLAN BEATTIE. He was married to Pearl SUTTON, Aug. 9, 1933, in Rochester.
Survivors are his wife, and son; a daughter, Patsy Jean [BEATTIE], all at home; his mother, Mrs. Ida WOLF and a brother, Russell [BEATTIE], both of Elkhart.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. DST Monday at the Westbrook funeral home, Elkhart. Burial will be in the Victor Chapel cemetery near Royal Center. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, October 31, 1955

Clarence O. McDougle
Clarence O. McDOUGLE, 67, farmer, residing a mile and a half southwest of Mexico, died at his home at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. He had been in failing health for two years. He had resided in Miami county for the past 16 years, moving there from Cass county.
He was born near Fulton, on Jan. 12, 1888, to Joshua and Lillie EWING McDOUGLE and was married to Della LEAVELL, March 14, 1904, who survives.
Other survivors are: three sons, Vernon and Emerson [McDOUGLE], both of Peru; Leon [McDOUGLE], Denver; five daughers, Mable STEININGER, Auburn; Georgia BARNETT, R.R. 4, Peru; Maxine McDANIEL and Ellen JOHNSON, both of Cedar Lake, Ind., and Dolores WARREN, Peru; forty-three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers: William [McDOUGLE], Pittsburgh, Pa.; Frank and Henry [McDOUGLE{, both of Fulton. A daughter, Thelma SHERRILL, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Ditmire chapel, Fulton. The Revs. C. W. MONTGOMERY and R. E. SHALLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will lie in state at the chapel an hour prior to the services. Friends may call at the McDougle residence until noon Wednesday.

Roy H. Miller
Roy H. MILLER, 59, R.R. 3, Walkerton, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at his home. Death, which came suddenly, was from a heart seizure. Mr. Miller had resided near Walkerton since 1941, moving there from Argos. He was employed as a millright carpenter at South Bend for the past 10 years.
The son of Harry R. and Etta (WRIGHT) MILLER, he was born Sept. 24, 1896, at Argos. He was married Dec. 25, 1922, to Mojeska ANDERSON. For several years he was an auto dealer in Argos. Mr. Miller was a member of the Argos Christian church; a past president of the Argos Izaak Walton club and a 25-year member of the Argos Masonic lodge.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Melba Jane KRIEGHBAUM, R.R. 5, Plymouth; one son, Norman [MILLER], South Bend; two grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Mary SNYDER, Argos, and three brothers, Earl [MILLER], Knox; Harold [MILLER], Anderson, and Don [MILLER], Elkhart.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. CST Tuesday at the Argos Congregational church. The Rev. Arthur EDWIN of Mishawaka, assisted by the Rev. Arthur WHITEHEAD of Argos, will officiate. Members of the Argos Masonic lodge will give their rites. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home.

Tuesday, November 1, 1955

Pearl Whittenberger
Mrs. Pearl WHITTENBERGER, 67, died at her home 1 1/2 miles northeast of Akron at 4 p.m. Monday following six weeks' illness. She had been a resident of Henry township her entire life.
The daughter of James and Elizabeth (BRADWAY) HART, she was born July 9, 1888, on a farm near Akron. In Auguts, 1902, she was married to Otis WHITTENBERGER. Mrs. Whittenberger was a member of the Lincoln Methodist church, the Lincoln Ladies Aid and Royal Neighbors club.
Survivors are her husband, at home; three sons, Robert, Donald and Richard [WHITTENBERGER], all of Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Delores YOUNG and Mrs. Pauline KUHN, both of near Clapool, and twelve grandchildren. A son preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Thursday at the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. Joe BAER, will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, until noon Thursday, at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m.

William H. Tomlinson
Final rites for William Henry TOMLINSON, 81, who died at 2:30 a.m. Monday at his home near Star City, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fry-Lange funeral home in Winamac. The Rev. John Paul JONES will officiate.
He is survived by his wife, Carrie [TOMLINSON]; three daughters and four sons; forty grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Harvey TOMLINSON, a son, resides in Rochester.

Wednesday, November 2, 1955

David Burroughs
David BURROUGHS, 85, Plymouth, died at 3 a.m. today in the Austin nursing home, that city. He had been seriously ill for 18 months. For over 40 years he had owned and operated a farm southeast of Argos. He moved to Plymouth 15 years ago.
The son of Edward and Cynthia BURROUGHS, he was born July 30, 1870, in Wayne county, Ill. In his youth he resided in North Dakota for a few years. On Jan. 1, 1891, he was married to Susie MARKET, who died in 1949. Mr. Burroughs was a member of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren.
Survivors are five sons: Ora, Elgie and Otto [BURROUGHS], all of Plymouth, Ralph and Ray [BURROUGHS] of Argos; sixteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Friday at the Church of the Brethren in Plymouth with the Rev. Homer KIRACOFE officiating. Burial will be in the Church of the Brethren cemetery at Walnut.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Friday, at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state for an hour prior to the services.

Thursday, November 3, 1955

Virgil D. Warran
Virgil Dean WARRAN, 42, died at 8:35 a.m. today at his home, 1509 Bancroft avenue, this city, from a heart attack. His death came unexpectedly as he never had suffered from any heart ailment. He had been a resident of Rochester for 12 years, coming here from Plymouth.
The son of Charles and Minerva (LEACH) WARRAN, he was born Dec. 26, 1913, at Peru. On Oct. 6, 1934, he was married to Johanna SLONAKER in this city. For the past nine years he was manager of the service department for the Deeds Equipment Company. Mr. Warran was a member of the Moose lodge of Rochester.
Survivors are his wife and two daughters, Patricia Ann and Wanda Raye [WARRAN], all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ray McCLURE of Crown Point, and Mrs. Mary TRAPP of North Liberty; three brothers, Charles, Marion and Estle WARRAN, Chicago Heights, Ill.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Friday, November 4, 1955

John R. Hays
John R. HAYS, 82, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Thursday afternoon at his home 11 miles northeast of Rochester. He had been in failing health for the past 11 years. A retired farmer, he had been a resident of Fulton county since 1904.
He was born July 31, 1873, to Cook and Emaline MEADE HAYS at Fithian, Ill. On Oct. 29, 1895, he was married to Joanna DECKMAN at Winamac. She preceded him in death in 1944. Mr. Hays ws a member of the Rochester Seventh Day Adventist church.
Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Loy SHEETS, R.R. 5; Mrs. Leo HUTCHINSON of Lima, O., and Mrs. Wallace KINDIG, Loxahatchee, Fla.; three sons, John R. [HAYS], Jr. and Howard [HAYS], Rochester, and Rolland [HAYS], Knox; a brother, David [HAYS] of El Centro, Cal.; a half-sister, Mrs. Edith LONG, Garden City, Kan.; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Edith [HAYS], preceded him in death in 1907.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Florence Hickle
Mrs. Florence HICKLE, 73, died early today at her home in Kewanna.
She was born July 20, 1882, at Sheldon, Ill., to Robert and Phoebe (CUNNINGHAM) COLVIN. Mrs. Hickle was a member of the Kewanna Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are a son, Loren St. JOHN, Bloomington, Ill.; two grandchildren; one brother, Charles COLVIN and a niece, Mrs. Edna VERHOEVE, Dyer.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison fneral home, Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Virgil D. Warran
Final rites for Virgil Dean WARRAN, who died of a heart attack Thursday morning at his home on Bancroft avenue, this city, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Christian church. The Rev. James KIMSEY will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The name of one of the three brothers was omitted in the list of survivors carried in Thursday's edition of The News-Sentinel. The brothers are: Charles [WARRAN] of Marion, Estle [WARRAN] of Chicago Heights, Ill., and Van [WARRAN] of Monterey.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Saturday, November 5, 1955

[no obits]

Monday, November 7, 1955

Leonard Hileman
Wabash, Ind.-- Leonard HILEMAN, 37, a factory worker, died in a fire which swept his home in Roann Saturday. His death was due to suffocation.
Wabash and Roann firemen carrying furniture from the home found the Wabash factory worker lying on the floor at the head of the stairway.
Firemen stated they had been working inside the building for several minutes, unaware anyone was inside until they stumbled across Hileman's body. They tried for over an hour to revive him but failed.
Hileman, a native of Peru, and employee of the General Tire and Rubber Company in Wabash, was alone in the house. His wife is a patient in the Wabash County Hospital and their three children were staying with a grandmother.
The fire, which broke out about 7:45 a.m. gutted the upstairs and badly damaged the first floor of the strcture.
Hileman was a member of the Wabash Lutheran church and a World War II veteran.

Tuesday, November 8, 1955

Barbara M. Rabb
Mrs. Barbara M. RABB, 80, died at 12:01 a.m. today at the home of her niece, Mrs. William CARINI, R.R. 1, Argos. She had madeher home with Mrs. Carini for the past 19 years, coming there from Plymouth following the death of her husband.
She was born May 25, 1875, at Mishawaka, and as Barbara HANDWERGER was married to John RABB. He died in 1935. Mrs. Rabb was a member of the St. Michaels Catholic church of Plymouth.
Survivors are Mrs. Carini and several other nieces and nephews.
High Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the St. Michaels church in Plymouth with the Very Rev. Adrian BRANDEHOFF officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph cemetery, Mishawaka.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, November 9, 1955

Fila Lichtenwalter
Mrs. Fila LICHTENWALTER, well-known resident of this city, died at 1:30 p.m. today at her home, 704 Main street. She had been seriously ill for the past several weeks.
Thursday, November 10, 1955

Fila E. Lichtenwalter
Funeral services for Mrs. Fila Edna LICHTENWALTER, who died at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday at her home 906 South Main street, will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist church. The Rev. Richard MITCHELL will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Lichtenwalter, a resident of this city for 55 years, had been seriously ill for the past five weeks. She came to this city from Mentone, Ind.
The daughter of Clark and Nancy (LEITER) RINER, she was born March 30, 1877 at Sevastapool, Ind. On Sept. 1, 1896, she was married to Dr. Lincoln LICHTENWALTER, who preceded her in death Marc 28, 1933. Mrs. Lichtenwalter was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
Survivors are two daughters, Dale and Ruth, at home; three sons, Everett and Alden of Rochester, and Devon [LICHTENWALTER] of Mooresville, Ind.; a granddaughter, Peggy LICHTENWALTER, a student at Indiana University; one brother, Hugh RINER of Indianapolis; a niece and two nephews. A daughter, Pauline [LICHTENWALTER], died in 1941.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call. The casket will not be opened at the church.

Frank N. Koch
Frank N. KOCH, 84, retired farmer, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home, four and a half miles northeast of this city. He had been in failing health for six months. Mr. Koch resided in Fulton county for the past 50 years.
Born June 28, 1871 in Whitley county, to William and Sarah (YEATER) KOCH, he was married Nov. 24, 1898, in Whitley county, to Margaret E. NICHOLS. Mr. Koch was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three sons, Clifford and Russell [KOCH] of route 2, Rochester, and Eugene [KOCH] of route 3, Logansport; two daughters, Isabella [KOCH] at home, and Mrs. Margaret TAYLOR of route 1; eleven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A daughter, Mildred [KOCH], preceded in death.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. James KIMSEY of the Christian church will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, November 11, 1955

Doris Joan Cox
Graveside rites were held Monday at the Paint Creek cemetery, near Camden, for Doris Joan [COX], infant daughter of James and Claretta COX, Monticello.
The infant was born Sunday, Nov. 6, in a Lafayette hospital and died a few hours later.
Survivors are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Loris EASTERDAY, Fulton, and Mr. and Mrs. James COX, Sr., Logansport.

Ida Mae Shafer
Miss Ida Mae SHAFER, 86, Akron, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at her home. With the exception of 30 years' residency in Chicago, where she was employed as a secretary in a Y.M.C.A. all her life had been spent in Akron.
She was born Feb. 28, 1869, in Akron to William and Julia ANDERSON SHAFER. In her earlier years she was a practical nurse. Miss Shafer was a member of a Christian church in Chicago.
Survivors are one sister, Miss Josephine SHAFER of Akron and a cousin, Mrs. Elsie YOUNG of Oregon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 12, 1955

[no obits]

Monday, November 14, 1955

Rev. Fred W. Yeazel
The Rev. Fred Wilmur YEAZEL, 69, 1120 Bancroft avenue, died at 2 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Nov. 7. He had been in ill health for the past year from a heart ailment.
He was born May 17, 1886, on a farm four miles northeast of Rochester to Joseph and Jessie (MITCHELL) YEAZEL. His first marriage was to Sylvia M. BECHTEL, April 20, 1907. She died in 1926. On Oct. 28, 1926, he was married to Jessie M. MONTGOMERY. The Rev. Yeazel was a laborer and a member of the Christian Cooperative Welfare.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Freda GREEN, of this city; Mrs. Blanche HARTUNG, Plymouth, and Mrs. Marion GRILE, North Webster; one son, Milo [YEAZEL], North Webster; a brother, Clint YEAZEL, of Mishawaka; ten grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Mildred and Fern [YEAZEL], and a sister, Rebecca Jane YEAZEL, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. L. E. POWELL, assisted by the Rev. Richard J. DICKSON, will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Marjorie June Simonin
Final rites were held at 2 p.m. today for Marjorie June SIMONIN, who died Saturday evening at Woodlawn hospital, at the Harrison Chapel, Kewanna. Burial was made in Pleasant Hill cemetry. Marjorie June was born Aug. 25, 1955 to Arthur and Evelyn SIMONIN of Kewanna.
Survivors are the parents, the paternal grandmother, the paternal grandparents and her great-gradmother, Mrs. Catherine HENDRICKS of Kewanna.

Emery Kindig
Emery KINDIG, 52, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday at his home in LaPorte, following a short illness.
He was born March 23, 1903, to Charles and Martha KINDIG in Fulton county. He was married to Alta ARNDT of Kingsbury in September, 1925.
Survivors are his wife at home; eleven children; eight grandchildren; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles KINDIG of North Liberty; five sisters and three brothers.
Friends may call at the Haverstock funeral home, LaPorte, where services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Wednesday.

John L. Wilson
John L. "Bummer" WILSON, 69, lifelong resident of Kewanna, died Saturday night at his home. He had been in failing health for some time.
He was born Oct. 27, 1886, at Kewanna in the same home in which he died. His parents were John F. and Anna (HUMMEL) WILSON. On March 19, 1909, he was married to Amy WILEY, who survives. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and the Masonic lodge.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Darlene LONG of Milan, Mich., and Mrs. Margaret SMITH, Rochester; and one sister, Mrs. George MALTBY, Farmington, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist church, Kewanna. The Revs. H. F. BULGER and Frank R. BRIGGS will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Bertha Layden
West Point, Ind. -- Mrs. Bertha (SWANSON) LAYDEN, 65, who lived on route 1, died at 4:50 p.m. Sunday at St. Elizabeth hospital following an extended illness.
Born in this community, she was married to Edward S. LAYDEN in 1913.
Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis KENNEDY of Stockwell; Mrs. Marjorie HAFFNER of Indianapolis and Mrs. Joyce COTTON of Detroit, Mich.; five sisters, Mrs. Hilda SCHRINER of Indianapolis, Mrs. Elizabeth McMILLIN of Lafayette, R. 8, Mrs. Edith JOHNSON of Lafayette, Mrs. Lillie McCARTHY of Princeton, Ill., and Mrs. Blanche KAISER of Pueblo, Colo. and two brothers, Raymond SWANSON of Lawrenceurg and Phillip SWANSON of Rochester.

Tuesday, November 15, 1955

Marian Lunsford
Mrs. Marian LUNSFORD, 52, died at 4 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, following a six months' illness. For the past five years she resided at her home, two-and-one-half miles northeast of Rochester, coming there from the Macy community.
She was born June 6, 1903, in Miami county to Arthur and Maude (FRY) DOUD. Her first marriage was to Elmer SEWARD, who died in 1942. On Nov. 17, 1948, she was married to Leon LUNSFORD. Mrs. Lunsford was a member of the Macy Methodist church and Maccabee lodge of Rochester.
Survivors are her husband, R.R. 5, Rochester; her father and mother, Macy; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Alice BROWN, Marion; Mrs. Janet DAILY, Remington; and Mrs. Hilda WATSON, Peru, and one brother, Gerald DOUD, R.R. 5, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Jack PAVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetry at Mexico. The body will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence at noon Wednesday where friends may call. It will also lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Phila E. Moon
Mrs. Phila E. MOON, 77, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday at her home on R.R. 6, Rochester. She had been in ill health for 18 months. Her entire life had been spent in Rochester and vicinity.
The daughter of John and Jane LISEY, she was born Nov. 18, 1878 at Rochester. On Feb. 11, 1904, she was married to Jacob MOON, who survives.
Other survivors are a nephew, Dewey DUDGEON of Rochester. Three sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER will officiate and burial will be in the Salem cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Wednesday, November 16, 1955 to Friday, November 18, 1955

[no obits]

Saturday, November 19, 1955

Anna M. Rohrer
Mrs. Anna Maude ROHRER, 76, died at 2 p.m. Friday at her home, 408 West South street, Argos, following a long illness. She had been a resident of Argos for six years, moving there from Tiosa.
The daughter of Albert and Louisa WOOLEY, she was born July 29, 1879 in Miami county. On Oct. 10, 1900, she was married to Frank L. ROHRER. Mrs. Rohrer was a charter member of the Tiosa Brthren church. She joined that church 57 years ago.
Survivors are the husband, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Mable D. LINDENMUTH and Mrs. Mamie R. MARSH, both of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Charlotte M. POMEROY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Vera F. PARTRIDGE, Rochester; a foster son, Richard F. LEWIS, Tiosa; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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 Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home at Argos until noon, Sunday, at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state an hour prior to the services.

Monday, November 21, 1955

Mary E. Goss
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth GOSS, 71, 417 East Ottawa street, Logansport, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Effie BROWN of near Fulton. She had been critically ill for two months.
She was born Dec. 15, 1883, at Frankfort, to Thomas A. and Effie M. (SMOOTH) AUSTIN. Her husband, David GOSS, died in 1941. Mrs. Goss was a member of he Helm Street Church of God of Logansport.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Effie BROWN, R.R. 6, Rochester; two sons, Aaron F. and Terry M. [GOSS], both of Logansport; four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Maud SMITH, Logansport.
Final rites will be held at 10:30 a.m.Wednesday at the Ditmire chapel at Fulton. The Rev. E. L. BLEILER of Logansport will officiate. Burial will be in the Bunnell cemetery in Clinton county.
Friends may call at the chapel. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Christmas Seal drive.

Louisa E. Yarian
Mrs. Louisa E. YARIAN, 79, of the Pleasant Hill community, died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ethel SWIHART of one mile west of Akron. She had been seriously ill for two weeks and in failing health for six months.
She was born Feb. 14, 1876, in Miami county to Jacob and Sarah (WHITMYRE) SMITH. Her husband, Moses YARIAN, died in 1951. Mrs. Yarian was a member of the Pleasant Hill chuch.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ethel SWIHART, Akron; Mrs. Ester GEARHART, near Silver Lake, and Hazel YARIAN, at home; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and a brother, Henry SMITH, R.R. 1, Roann.
Final rites were held at 2 p.m. today at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial was made in the Akron cemetery.

Aliff Gene Carr
Mrs. Aliff Gene CARR, 91, Kewanna, died Sunday afternoon at the Carneal hospital at Winamac. She had been in ill health for several months.
The daughter of Aden and Amy HAWK, she was born Feb. 3, 1864, in Macon county, Ill. James H. CARR, her husband, died May 21, 1935. Mrs. Carr was a member of the Kewanna Christian church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nancy BINCEK, South Bend; five sons, Wilbur and Thomas [CARR], Kewanna; Harve [CARR], Mt. Auburn, Ill.; Charles [CARR], Niantick, Ill., and John E. [CARR], Decatur, Ill.; twenty-one grandchildren and thirty-nine great-grandchildren.
Brief services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Harrison chapel at Kewanna. The body then will be taken to Decatur, Ill., where final services and burial will be conducted Wednesday. Friends may call at the Harrison chapel.

Eldora Linkenhelt
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Eldora LINKENHELT, 96, which occurred last week at the Actors Guild Home in Los Angeles, Cal., following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Linkenhelt, who was the mother of the late Otto LINKENHELT, better known to movie fans as Elmo LINCOLN, the "Original Tarzan," went to California several years ago to make her home with her son. Practically all her life had been spent in Rochester.
Her husband, who preceded her in death, was a veternarian, well known throughout Fulton county.
Friends here believed Mrs. Linkenhelt is survived by two sons, Harry and Don LINKENHELT, both of California. Final rites were held at Los Angeles.

Tuesday, November 22, 1955

[no obits]

Wednesday, November 23, 1955

Nora Baldwin
Mrs. Nora BALDWIN, 68, 330 West 13th street, died at 12:20 p.m. today at the home of her son, John , 517 Fulton avenue. She had been in ill health for the past nine weeks. Practically all her life had been spent in Rochester and vicinity.
She was born May 6, 1887, at Tiosa to John and Anna (GLAZE) BECK. On Feb. 10, 1904, she was married at Rochester to Benjamin Theodore "Dora" BALDWIN, who preceded her in death in 1918. Mrs. Baldwin was a member of the St. Paul's United Brethren church.
Survivors are three sons, Charles [BALDWIN], Kewanna, John and Thomas [BALDWIN], both of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Joe WILLIAMS, Fulton; two brothers, Valorus and Thomas BECK, both of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Roy HALTERMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Joe DILLMAN, Tiosa, and Mrs. Etta OVERMYER, Mishawaka; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A son, Clarence [BALDWIN], preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George R. CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery, north of Rochester.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, November 24, 1955

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 25, 1955

Albert Lee Dilts
Albert Lee DILTS, 430 Dewey street, Michigan City, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday at the White Towers Nursing Home, LaPorte. He had been in ill health for the past five years.
The son of Preston and Susan (WOOD) DILTS, he was born July 21, 1875, at Winamac. On Sept. 8, 1901, he was married to Lulu BYBEE, who preceded him in death. He was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hummer-White mortuary, Michigan City. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery at Michigan City.

Mary B. Pfeifer
Miss Mary Bernice PFEIFER, 36, of ner Argos, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday at the Van Nuys hospital, New Castle. Death rsulted from pneumonia following a three weeks' illness. Practically all her life had been spent in he Argos community.
She was born Oct. 11, 1919, to Charles and Gertrude (OLINGER) PFEIFER, R.R. 1, Argos. When a small girl, she was christened in the Lutheran church.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Gertrude PFEIFER, R.R. 1, Argos; four sisters, Mrs. Fern HARLEY, Mrs. Frances MATTIX, Mrs. Lois THOMPSON, all of Argos, and Mrs. Norma WARSTLER of Tippecanoe, and several nieces and nephews. Her father died in 1953 and a sister, Mrs. Edna SEITENRIGHT, died in 1952.
Final rites will be held a 2 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Chuch of the Brethren, with the Rev. Roy RICHEY in charge. Burial will be in the New Oak [Hill] cemetery at Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until noon Sunday at which time the body will be taken to the church where it will lie in state an hour prior to the services.

Bertha M. Shoemaker
Mrs. Bertha M. SHOEMAKER, 80, R.R. 3, Plymouth, died Wednesday at the Osteopathic hospital of South Bend. She had been ill for the past two months.
She was born Feb. 9, 1895, at Farmer City, Ill., and came with her parents to Starke county, Ind., when a small girl. She was married to Joseph SHOEMAKER Sept. 10, 1914.
Survivors are the husband, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Van DUYNE, Kewanna, and Mrs. Fern CANTERBURY, at home; two sons, Maxwell [SHOEMAKER], New Castle, Wayne [SHOEMAKER], San Antonio, Texas; two sistrs and seven brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hibbard E.U.B. church with the Rev. John DAVIS officviating. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterdy funeral home at Culver.

George Ream
George "Buck" REAM, 79, 124 West Ninth street, died suddenly about 2 o'clock this afternoon at Chamberlain's tavern, 128 East Eighth street. Ream, a lfelong resident of the city, was once a standout semi-pro baseball pitcher.

Jacob Moon
Final rites for Jacob MOON, 76, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at his home, were held this afternoon at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiated and burial was made in the Salem cemetery.
Mr. Moon, a retired farmer, had been in ill health for several years.
The son of George and Jennie (MILLISER) MOON, he was born Dec. 11, 1878, in Fulton county. He was married to Phila LISEY on Feb.11, 1904. She preceded him in death nine years ago.
Survivors are three brothers, Charles and Frank [MOON], Kewanna; and Samuel [MOON], South Bend; and two sisters, Mrs. Ida ROUCH, Rochester, and Mrs. Clara YELTON, South Bend.

Saturday, November 26, 1955

George E. Ream
George E. "Buck" REAM, 78, well-known Rochester resident, died suddenly Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chamberlain tavern on East Eighth street. Death was due to a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past several years.
"Buck" was an ardent sportsman his entire life. In his youngr years he was a pitcher for the Rochester Red Fellows baseball team. A few years later he pitched professional ball in several of the Hoosier state's larger cities and was on a South Bend pro team for a number of seasons.
Prior to his retirement a few years ago, he was employed as a clerk at Chamberlain's.
A native of Fulton county, he was born Jan. 30, 1877, to William and Leah (PLUNK) REAM. On Sept. 21, 1918, he was married to Hazel RUTAN, in Fort Wayne. Mr. Ream was a member of he Eagles Lodge of Rochester.
Survivors are his wife, at home, 124 West Ninth stret, this city; two sons, George [REAM], Tracy, Cal; and Arthur [REAM], Massillon, O.; one daughter, Kathrine YOUNG, Medway, O.; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mel WERTZBERGER of this city, and several nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. James KIMSEY of the Christian 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.

Paul H. Pritz
Paul Henry PRITZ, 67, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 4:50 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, following a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered Friday. His entire life had been spent in the Macy community.
The son of Julius and Augusta (BROWN) PRITZ, he was born Jan. 10, 1888, at Macy. On March 15, 1911, he was married to Martha BRADEN. Mr. Pritz was employed as a grader operator for the Miami County Highway Department.
Surviving are his wife, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Anna TROUTMAN, Richmond, and Mrs. Clara VETTER, R.R. 2, Kewanna; four brothers, Carl [PRITZ], Decatur, Ill; Rudolph [PRITZ], South Bend; Fred [PRITZ], Fort Wayne, and Albert [PRITZ], near Peru.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the St. John's Lutheran church of Peru. The Rev. A. H. GALLMEIER will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetry, Mexico. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver, after 2 p.m. Sunday. The body also will lie in state at the church an hour before the services.

David Hawkins and
Laura Mabel Suthard
Two persons were killed in a two-car crash at the intersection of State Roads 10 and 331, three miles north of Tippecanoe, at 4:00 p.m. Friday. Victims were David HAWKINS, 16, Bourbon, and Mrs. Laura Mabel SUTHARD, 56, Benton Harbor, Mich.
Mrs. Suthard's eight-year-old son is in Parkview hospital at Plymouth with a deep laceration on his head. His condition today was reorted as good. Richard SCOTT, Bremen, who was riding in the Hawkins car, is in the MacDonald hospital at Warsaw with a crushed left leg and head injuries.
Mrs. Suthard was enroute to visit her sister, Mrs. Paul QUINN, R.R. 2, Bourbon.
State Police who investigated the crash stated that evidence showed Mrs. Suthard disregarded a stop sign and crashed into the northbound Hawkins auto. Both vehicles were completely demolished.

Monday, November 28, 1955

Charles A. Hiland
Charles A. HILAND, 74, 1209 Franklin avenue, died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at the Rochester nursing home. Mr. Hiland had been critically ill for the past week. He had been a resident of Fulton county practically his entire life.
Born Dec. 14, 1880, at Winamac, he was the son of Nelson and Millie (Van DUYNE) HILAND. On Sept. 30, 1939, he was married to Bertha B. POLLEY. Mr. Hiland was a retired farmer and a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are his wife, at home; two sons, Ralph [HILAND], Bellflower, Cal., and Burl [HILAND], Compson, Cal; two daughters, Mrs. Wade GREEN, South Bend, and Mrs. Robert HAMILTON, Meadville, Pa.; one brother, Frank HILAND, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Nettie HASCHALL, Winamac; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; seven step-children and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. L. E. POWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Reed cemetery near Winamac. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Ira Wert
Ira "Cy" WERT, 75, formerly of Rochester, died Nov. 22, at his home in Creston, B. C., Canada. He had been in ill health for the past several months.
While a resident of Rochester, Mr. Wert was engaged n operating a shoe store with his father.
Survivors are his wife, the former Gail ELLIOTT, of this city, at home; a step-daughter, Elizabeth [WERT], Creston; a son Hal [WERT], Indianapolis, and four grandsons.

Arthur A. Brubaker
Arthur A. "Doc" BRUBAKER, 84, 1115 Monroe street, died at 4:15 p.m.Sunday at the home of his brother, J. Walter BRUBAKER, 1023 Monroe street. Death was attributed to coronary thrombosis. Practically all his life had been spent in Rochester and vicinity.
He was born July 7, 1871, near Green Oak to Joel and Lavanda (DENISTON) BRUBAKER. On Feb. 23, 1891, he was married to Della ALSPACH, who preceded him in death in 1933. Mr. Brubaker was a retired templet maker. He was a memer of the First Baptist church, the I.O.O.F. and Masonic lodges of this city.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Ethel SNAPP, 1115 Monroe street, this city, three brothers, J. W. [BRUBAKER], this city; Fred [BRUBAKER], DesMoines, Ia., and Eugene [BRUBAKER], South Bend, and two sisters, Mrs. Omer CAMERER and Mrs. F. C. DIELMAN, both of Rochester. A brother, Omar J. BRUBAKER, preceded him in death Oct. 27, 1955. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Richard MITCHELL will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

John R. Davis
John R. "Jack" DAVIS, 65, who resided on the northeast shore of Lake Manitou, died at 12:05 p.m. Saturday at his home. Death which came suddenly, was due to a heart seizure. He had been in failing health for the past four years. Mr. Davis had been a resident of this city since 1934 with the exception of five years' residency in Wisconsin.
A native of Canada, he was born April 21, 1890, to George and Priscilla (HAWKINS) DAVIS. He was married to Jennie INGERTON, Aug. 16, 1925, at Indianapolis. He was superintendent of the Rochester Metal Products plant from 1934 to 1949, when he retired.
Mr. Davis was a member of the LeRoy Shelton Post 36 of the America Legion, and the Loyal Order of Moose for which he had served as governor a few years ago. He was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors are his wife, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Frances FERGUSON, Indianapolis; Mrs. Arlene MOSS and Mrs. Caroll THOMAS, Atlanta, Mich., and Mrs. Helen MARTIN, Chicago; one broher, Jack DAVIS, Bay City, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Ida WHALIN, Flint, Mich.; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL, assisted b Legion Post, officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 29, 1955

Bessie Felty
Mrs. Bessie FELTY, former resident of this city, died Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. THORENSON of near Walkerton. She had been seriously ill for the past several months. Mrs. Felty madeher home in Mishawaka with her son, Keith FELTY.
She was the widow of the late Leo FELTY, who owned and operated a barber shop in this city for several years.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bubb funeral home at Mishawaka. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Oliver C. Wagoner
Oliver Clarence WAGONER, 85, Tiosa, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Tiosa home of his nephew, Byron STRONG. He had made his home with his nephew for the past eight years, coming there from Chili.
He was born May 5, 1870, in the McKinley neighborhood, four miles northeast of Rochester. His parents Louis and Susan (McMAHAN) STRONG WAGONER. He followed the occupation of farming until his retirement several years ago.
Survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Alex KNOX, Elkhart, and Miss Winifred STRONG, Tiosa; two nephews, Byron STRONG, Tiosa, and Donald STRONG, Culver; and a great-nephew, William STRONG, Plymouth. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN of Denver will officiate. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Wednesday, November 30, 1955

Hermine S. Hubeny
Final rites for Mrs. Hermine S. HUBENY, 45, who died Tuesday at her home in Kewanna, will be held Thursday morning at the St. Aneline church, Chicago. Burial will be in that ciy.
She was born in Czechoslavakia, April 9, 1910 to Mr. and Mrs. William MAYTON. Mrs. Hubeny was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church, Kewanna.
Survivors are her husband, Emil [HUBENY], and a daughter, Dorothy [HUBENY], at home; a sister, Mrs. Mary STUMP; two brothers, Joseph and William MAYTON, and her parens, all of Chicago.

Thursday, December 1, 1955

Orton J. Weitzel
Orton J. WEITZEL, 86, retired farmer of Laketon, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his son, John WEITZEL, south of Silver Lake. Death resulted from a heart seizure.
Mr. Weitzel was born in Miami county, Dec. 7, 1868. His wife, Minnie BUSH WEITZEL, died in June, 1952. He was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church of Laketon.
Surviving ar four children: Mrs. Mary FLACK, Wabash; Hugh [WEITZEL], R.R. 2, North Manchester; Mrs. Esther ZOBROSKY, Rochester, and John [WEITZEL], Silver Lake. Also surviving are nineteen grandchildren. Two children preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at the West Manchester Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Levi HILL of Silver Lake in charge. Burial will be in the West Manchester cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron to the Weitzel residence in Laketon, where friends may call after noon Friday.

Friday, December 2, 1955

Paul E. Crawford
Paul E. [CRAWFORD], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth CRAWFORD, 3530 Curtis Drive, South Bend, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago. Death was caused by a lung disorder. The child was born May 22, 1955.
Survivors are the parents and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Devon EATON of Rochester and Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. CRAWFORD of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Welsheimer funeral home, South Bend. The Rev. Milton DOWDEN of the First Baptist church of Plymouth will officiate and burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetery.

Goldie E. Turnell
Mrs. Goldie E. TURNELL, 69, Akron, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for the past week. She had been seriously ill for six weeks. Mrs. Turnell had been a resident of Akron for two years, coming there from Chicago.
She was born Aug. 2, 1886, in Fulton county to Mathias and Emaline (WAGONER) PEARSON. Her husband, Frank TURNELL, was a member of Epworth Methodist church of Chicago.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Willa HARTER of Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. CST Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. Claude FAWNS, will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Saturday, December 3, 1955

Harold Berger
Harold BERGER, 47, formerly of Akron, died at 7 p.m. Thursday at his home in North Miami, Fla. He had been seriously ill only a few days. Mr. Berger had been a resident of North Miami for the past four years.
He was born in Miami county, Ind., to Aaron and Zona (MOON) BERGER.
Surviving are one daughter; his mother, Mrs. Zona BERGER of Akron; two brothers, Merrill [BERGER], his twin brother, Denver, Colo., and Robert [BERGER], with the U. S. Army Air Corps in Florida, and one sister, Mrs. Ruth FERGUSON, Denver, Colo.
The body will arrive at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron late Monday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday. Details of the services are incomplete.

Ethel J. Miller
Mrs. Ethel Jean MILLER, 70, 928 Jefferson street, this city, died at 8:55 a.m. today at her home. She had been in ill health for the past 13 months. Mrs. Miller had been a resident of Rochester since 1942.
The daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (HARLICKER) RASSWEILER, she was born Feb. 19, 1885. On Aug. 3, 1922, at Chautauqua, N.Y., she was married to O. M. MILLER. She was a retired school teacher. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband, at home; one daughter, Alida Rae MILLER, Oklahoma City, Okla.; three sons; Allen [MILLER], Pullman, Wash.; James R. [MILLER], Chicago, and Donald E. [MILLER] St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, G. F. RASSWEILER, Beloit, Wis., and two sisters, Mrs. Edith L. PIPER, Naperville, Ill., and Mrs. Katherine RIFE, Rochester, N.Y. A daughter, Elizabeth Jean [MILLER], preceded in death in 1926.
Fneral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grace methodist church with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The family suggests that instead of flowers their friends may contribute to a fund for the establishment of a Cancer Detection Center at Woodlawn hospital. All contributions will be used for persons in Fulton county, wihout any deduction for overhead. This fund will be a memorial to Mrs. Miller, who was a victim of the dread disease. Contributions may be given or mailed to the Cancer Detection Center, care of Earl Burgett, chairman of the Fulton County Cancer Society.

Monday, December 5, 1955

Conn O. Blue
Conn O. BLUE, of the Gilead community, died at 7 a.m. Saturday in the Bluffton hospital from a lung ailment. Mr. Blue had spent the major portion of his life farming near Mentone.
The son of Benjamin and Almyra Jane (SHATTO) BLUE, he was born at Mentone, Oct. 29, 1878. He was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Survivors are his wife, Eva [BLUE], at home; four grandchildren; a step-son; three step-grandchildren and one great-step-grandchild; a sister, Lucinda JONES of Elkhart, and a brother, Homer BLUE of Mentone. A son, William [BLUE], and a daughter, Thelma [BLUE], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Tuesday at the Reed funeral home at Mentone. The Rev. Walter CROSBY of Gilead will officiate and burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery.

Sarah C. Pontious
Mrs. Sarah C. PONTIOUS, 75, Argos, died at 9 p.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where she had been a patient for the past two months. Mrs. Pontious had resided in Argos over 40 years.
She was born Aug. 3, 1880, at Greenup, Ky., to Thomas and Nannie (ROGERS) LAWSON. Her husband, Ira PONTIOUS, died in 1942.
Survivors are a foster son, Robert THOMAS, Batavia, Ill.; two half-brothers, John T. LAWSON and Delver LAWSON, and her step-mother, Mrs. Florence FAWNE, all of San Bernardino, Cal., and seven grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert WHITEHEAD officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 6, 1955

Retha Moore
Miss Retha MOORE, 69, formerly of Athens, died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday at her home in New Castle, following a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of New Castle for 28 years, moving there from Athens.
The daughter of Isaac and Sarah (SNYDER) MOORE, she was born Feb. 1, 1886, at Athens. Miss Moore is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 10 a.m. CST Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Arvesta Calaway
Mrs. Arvesta CALAWAY, 84, Macy, died at 8 p.m. Monday. Death, which was attributed to a heart attack, came after a day's illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester CARVEY of Macy. Mrs. Calaway had been a resident of Macy for 14 years, coming there from South Bend. She was born April 4, 1871, in Marshall county to Owen and Mary (FOWLER) LOVETT. Her husband, James L. (Lincoln) CALAWAY, died in 1912. Mrs. Calaway was a memer of the Macy Christian church, the Allen Township WCTU and the Home Demonstration club of Allen Township.
Survivors are one son, Clarence CALAWAY of South Bend; the daughter, Mrs. Madge CARVEY of Macy; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A son preceded her in death.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Macy Christian church. The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.
Friends may call at the MaCain funeral home, Denver, after 2 p.m. Thursday. The body will also lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Mrs. William Morris
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today in South Bend for Mrs. William MORRIS, who died in that city Sunday morning.
Mrs. Morris, who was born March 21, 1891, was the daughter of Cyrus and Harriet (CONFER) BELT.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Bertha CASPER, a brother, Charles BELT, both of South Bend, two sisters, Mrs. Mildred FIELDS, Rochester, and Miss Louise BELT, Wellston, Mo.; a half-sister, Mrs. Nora ERB, Lafayette, and a nephew, Charles BELT, Jr., New York City.

Perry A. Kinny
Perry A. KINNY, 76, retired farmer, died at 7 a.m. Monday at the home of his son, Howard KINNY, of near Silver Lake. He had been seriously ill for the past few weeks.
He was born July 7, 1879, at Milford, to Isaiah and Tressie KINNY. In 1898 he was married to Libby LATHROP.
Survivors are six sons, Howard R. [KINNY], R.R. 1, Silver Lake; Delbert [KINNY], Walkerton; Kenneth [KINNY], Peru; Art and Charles [KINNY], Fort Wayne, and Paul [KINNY], Pierceton; twenty-eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Silver Creek church with the Rev. Victor YEAGER in charge. Burial will be in the Leesburg cemetery. The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to the Silver Creek church.

Roy F. James
Final rites for Roy Frank JAMES, a merchant of Winamac, were held this afternoon at the Winamac Methodist church.
He was born in Pulaski county Nov. 6, 1891, to George and Nancy WILHELM JAMES.
Survivors are his wife; one son; two daughters; two brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Angie SMITH of Kewanna is one of the sisters.

Gladys Chalk
An automobile crash Monday near Springerville, Ariz., claimed the life of Mrs. Gladys CHALK, 63, of near Macy. Albert CHALK, her husband, was seriously hurt in the wreck but a daughter, Mary Jo [CHALK], escaped injury.
The family had been visiting in Arizona since Nov. 6 with the couple's two daughters and was enroute home when the accident occurred.
Mrs. Chalk was born in Miami county, spent her entire life in the Macy community and was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors include the husband, three daughters, Mary Joe; Mrs. Wanda OSBORNE and Mrs. Bessie CARTWRIGHT, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sons, Robert [CHALK], Macy; Marvin [CHALK], South Bend; Leo [CHALK], Milford, and sisteen grandchildren.
The body is being brought to the Ditmire Funeral home in Fulton.

Wednesday, December 7, 1955

Gladys Chalk
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys CHALK, of Macy, who was killed Monday in an auto crash in Arizona, will be held 2 p.m. CST Sunday at the Macy Christian church. The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery, southeast of Rochester.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton after noon Saturday.

Dr. Clarence R. Barron
Mrs. Thomas SNYDER, of route 2, Rochester, has received word of the death of her brother, Dr. Clarence R. BARRON, which occurred Tuesday evening at his home in Detroit, Mich.

Thomas A. Runnells
Thomas Albertus "Bert" RUNNELLS, 74, died at 8:30 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home. He had been in ill health for the past several weeks. He was born April 4, 1881 in Richland township to James and Elizabeth RUNNELLS. In 1910, he was married to Maude RHINESMITH, who died in 1942. Mr. Runnells ewas a retired farmer. He had resided in Richland township practically all of his life.
Survivors are a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law, Arthur RHINESMITH and Mrs. Iva RUNNELLS, both of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Dale HAMILTON will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 8, 1955

Bert Runnells
The time of the funeral of Bert RUNNELLS, formerly announced as 1:30 p.m. Saturday, will be held at 2 p.m.. The services will be held at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Dale HAMILTON in charge.

James Truelove
Funeral services for James TRUELOVE, 58, Huntington, who was found dead at his home Tuesday, will be held at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at the Hite funeral home, Kendallville. Mr. Truelove, step-father of Walter MILLER, 428 West Sixth street, this city, resided at Lake Manitou a few years ago.

Mary O'Dell
Mrs. Mary O'DELL, 76, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at her home, 216 West Broadway street, Mishawaka. She had been in failing health for the past five years. Mrs. O'Dell had resided in Mishawaka for five years, moving there from Fulton county.
The daugher of P. L. and Lora JOHNSON, she was born June 8, 1879, in Longnau, Ky. Her husband, John Henry O'DELL, to whom she was married Nov. 8, 1898, preceded her in death in 1927. Mrs. O'Dell was a member of the First Church of the Nazarine.
Survivors are seven sons, Frank J. and P. E. O'DELL, South Bend; David L. [O'DELL], Rochester; John E. and Simeon V. [O'DELL], near Mishawaka; Leonard W. [O'DELL], Doggett, Cal, and Donald L. [O'DELL], Argos; two step-sons, William and Benjamin [O'DELL], Crawfordsville; two step-daughters, Minnie WYATT, Lida, Ky., and Mrs. Lydia JONES, Delong; a brother, Benjamin JOHNSON, and a sister, Mrs. Martha TIPTON, Richmond, Ky. Also surviving are twenty grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Brethren of Tiosa with the Rev. Henry HACKETT officiating. Burial will be in the South Germany cemetery. Friends may call at the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka. The body will be taken from the funeral home at 9 a.m. Saturday to lie in state at the Tiosa church from 11 a.m. until the hour of services.

Friday, December 9, 1955

Lester Snell
Lester SNELL, about 42, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died this morning of apparently self-inflicted bullet wounds in the head at Fletcher Lake, southeast of Kewanna, according to a report from Sheriff Laurence NORRIS.
Norris said that it appeared as if Snell, an employee of the Longcliff hospital in Logansport, had placed the barrels of a 4.10 shotgun and a .22 rifle against his head and triggered both at the same time.
Snell has lived in a house trailer on property owned by Carl LEMON, R.R. 2, Kewanna, since last summer. It was not immediately learned where he lived before coming to Fulton county.
Sheriff Norris said that before discharging the guns, Snell apparently also set fire to his car and the trailer. Two containers, with gasoline in each, were found on a bed in the trailer.
An unidentified girl noticed flames shooting from the car and rushed to the Fletcher Lake store nearby to summon help. Only minor damage resulted from fire.
The body was taken to the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton, pending a search for relatives and further investigation.

Audra J. Putman
Audra J. PUTMAN, 70, lieflong resident of the Athens community, died at his home, one-half mile west of Athens, at 8:25 p.m. Thursday. He had been in ill health for the past year.
A native of Fulton county, he was born Sept. 3, 1885, to David and Melissa J. (GINN) PUTMAN. He was married to Dollie SMITH in 1907. She died in 1924. In 1940, he married Evelyn JOHN, who survives. He was engaged in farming in the vicinity of Athens for many years.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three daughters: Mrs. Helen BACON of Akron, Mrs. Mary FRIDDLE of Wilkinson, Ind., and Mrs. Marjory HAROLD of Anderson; one son, David [PUTMAN] of Mexico; two stepchildren, Robert John [PUTMAN] of West Virginia, and Mrs. Betty SNOWBERGER of Monticello; five grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Folen PUTMAN of Akron and a sister, Mrs. Velda PENROD, of South Whitley.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Sunday at the Athens EUB church with the Rev. Lawrence WHITE officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, until noon Sunday, at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m.

Mrs. Harry F. Miller
Rochester friends have received word of he death of Mrs. Harry F. MILLER, which occurred Wednesday evening at her home in Elkhart. Funeral services will be held in Elkhart Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller resided in Rochester for a few years, during which time Mr. Miller was principal of Rochester High School.
Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband and three married daughters.

Mrs. Roxey L. Anderson
Mrs. Roxey L. ANDERSON of Honor, Mich., died at 10:45 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy MILLER, route 2, Walkerton, Ind. She was the wife of Dr. L. L. ANDERSON, formerly of Argos.
The body rests at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, December 10, 1955

Roxie L. Anderson
Funeral services for Mrs. Roxie L. [R. Lucille] ANDERSON, 69, who died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy MILLER of Walkerton, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Argos Congregational Christian church. The Rev. Robert WHITEHEAD will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Mrs. Anderson had been in ill health for the past three years.
She was born Sept. 30, 1886, in Fulton county to Jesse and Emaline (EDWARDS) CLEMANS. On Dec. 25, 1901, she was married to Dr. Loy L. ANDERSON at Akron. Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Congretational Christian church of Honor, Mich.; the Eden club and Snshine Circle of that church, and the O.E.S. Chapter 265 of Argos.
The Andersons resided in Argos for over 40 years before moving to Honor, Mich., where Dr. Anderson owns and operates a sportsman's camp.
Survivors are her husband, Honor, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Mojeska MILLER, Walkerton; a sistr, Mrs. Lennie BECKER, Rochester; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until 12:30 p.m. Sunday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m.

Lester D. Snell
Funeral services are still pending for Lester D. SNELL, 43, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who ended his life Friday morning by discharging shots from two guns into his head after setting fire to his car and trailer home.
Snell, an employee of the Logansport State hospital for the past nine years, was born June 13, 1912, in Stanley, Wis., to John H. and Bessie WINKLER SNELL.
He is survived by his mother, now in Springfield, O.; a brother, John [SNELL], of Osceola; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby SMELTZER, Dunlap; Mrs. Marie HOSTETLER, Shipshewanna, and Mrs. Della HUDSON, Osceola.

Kay Louise Wynkoop
Kay Louise WYNKOOP, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert WYNKOOP of Brookston, died Friday afternoon in the St. Elizabeth's hospital, Lafayette, where she had undergone major surgery.
Mr. Wynkoop owned and operated a drug store at Kewanna before moving to Brookston.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Federated church at Brookston. Burial will be in the Brookston cemetery.

Monday, December 12, 1955

Clark W. Foor
Clark W. FOOR, 66, who resides a half mile south of Athens, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in ill health for the past six months. His entire life had been spent in the vicinity of Athens, where he engaged in farming.
He was born Jan. 10, 1889, on the farm where he resided at death, to Alfred and Jennie (OLDFATHER) FOOR. His wife, the former Lucia STINSON, to whom he was wed April 19, 1913, preceded him in death in 1953. Mr. Foor was a member of the Gleaners Lodge.
Surviving are a son, Amos [FOOR], near Athens; two grandchildren; and a sister, Grace FOOR, Logansport. A brother, Earl [FOOR], preceded him in death.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Athens E.U.B. church. The Rev. Lawrence WHITE will officiate and burial will be n the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to the residence at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the home up until noon Wednesday and at the church from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Harley Emmons
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Bubb funeral home at Mishawaka for Harley EMMONS, 72, who died Friday night at his home in that city. Death was attributed to a heart seizure. Mr. Emmons was born in Richland township, Fulton county.
He is survived by his wife, at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Naomi TRIMBLE of Detroit and Mrs. Etta HADLY of Princeton, Ind. Two brothers, Charles and Aubra EMMONS of this city, preceded him in death.

Broda Clark
Mrs. Broda CLARK, 88, of near Mentone, died at 9 p.m. Sunday at the Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since October. She had been in failing health for the past several years.
She was born Jan. 10, 1867 in Belmont county, O. Her parents were George and Isabelle (FULTON) CREAMER. On Ma 30, 1896, she was married to William CLARK. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frances CARTER of near Mentone, with whom she made her home; a son, George [CLARK] of Mentone; two grandsons, Bill [CLARK] of the U.S. Army and Dick [CLARK]; two sisters, Mrs. M. F. DEAMER of Rochester and Mrs. George FORMAN of Columbus, O.; three brothrs, Thomas, William and Edwin [CREAMER], all of Jacobs, O. Her husband and a daughter, Winifred [CLARK], died in 1930. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Reed funeral home at Mentone. The Revs. PERSONS and David GOSSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Eva Meloy
Mrs. Eva MELOY, 79, R.R. 1, Creston street, Mishawaka, died at 11:59 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Hospital at South Bend. She had been seriously ill for the past several weeks. Her husband, the late Walter A. MELOY, owned and operated the Meloy elevator at Argos for a number of years. Following his death in 1948 she moved to Mishawaka where she made her home with her son, Theodore.
She was born at Lexington, Ind., March 10, 1876. Her maiden name was Eva TOOMBS. Mrs. Meloy was a member of the Baptist church at Scottsburg.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Irene KEPLER, Mishawaka; four sons, Thurston [MELOY], Jeffersonville; Walter O. [MELOY], Pittsburgh, Pa.; Watson [MELOY], Plymouth, and Theodore [MELOY], Mishawaka; three sisters, Mrs. C. S. MELOY, Noblesville; Miss Mildred TOOMBS, also of Noblesville, and Mrs. J. M. STEVENSON, Kent, O., and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Edward BOSSE will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lawrence N. Bunch
Lawrence Newton BUNCH, 72, farmer residing eight miles southeast of Argos, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Caylor Nichols hospital, Bluffton, where he had been a patient for the past week. He had lived all his life in the Argos commnity, with the exception of 20 years in South Bend.
He was born Sept. 23, 1883, in Walnut township, on the farm where he resided at death. His parents were Joshua J. and Catherine BUNCH. On Feb. 25, 1911, he was married to Ollie G. ALDERFER. She died in 1931.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Ruth CAMPBELL, Hoagland, Ind., with whom he resided during his illness; two grandchildren; two brothers, Joshua [BUNCH], Fort Wayne, and Clarence [BUNCH], Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Elva NUTT and Miss Katherine BUNCH, both of Argos.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Roy RICHEY in charge. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lester Snell
Funeral services for Lester SNELL, who committed suicide at Fletcher Lake Friday, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton. The Rev. R. H. TURNER will be in charge of the rites.

Tuesday, Dedember 13, 1955

Amos T. Durbin
Amos T. DURBIN, 87, 1317 Monroe street, this city, died at 5:30 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry SHERRARD of the Green Oak neighborhood. He had been in failing health for the past five months.
Mr. Durbin was born Dec. 30, 1867, at Farmers City, Ill. On Feb. 25, 1897, he was married to Anna B. DONLEY at Rantoul, Ill. His wife died Dec. 8, 1934. Mr. Durbin was a farmer, jeweler and later operated a hardware store at Fulton.
Survivors are six children: Mrs. Opal SHERRARD, R.R. 1, Rochester; Merl DURBN, Faye DURBIN, Mrs. Annabell KNEPP, all of South Bend; Cyrus DURBIN of Gainesville, Fla., and Thomas DURBIN of Columbus, Ind.; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Clara STOUDT, Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Chase-Miller funeral home at Logansport. Burial will be in the Logansport Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Nellie C. Barkman
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Catherine BARKMAN, who died Saturday at Elkhart, were held at 1:30 p.m. today at the White funeral home in that city. Burial was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
She was born Nov. 6, 1876, in Fulton county to Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. EMMONS. On Sept. 5, 1896, she was married to Isaac Newton BARKMAN. The Barkmans moved to Elkhart in 1943. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist church, near Rochester.
Suvivors are the husband at home; three sons, Clyde L., Donald N. and Herman E. [BARKMAN], all of Elkhart; three daughters, Mrs. Faye COX, Mrs. Chloe HOUSOUR, both of Elkhart, and Mrs. Mary ENGLER, Dayton, Ind.

Fred Allen
Fred ALLEN, 75, former resident of the Macy community, died at his home in Jackson, Mich. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Macy Christian church. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery southeast of Rochester.

Frank W. Hoehne
Final services for Frank William HOEHNE, 60, LaPorte, former school teacher in Cass county, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fisher funeral home at Logansport. Mr. Hoehne died Sunday morning at the Holy Family Hospital at LaPorte.
Among the survivors is a brother, Paul HOEHNE, this city.
Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.

Wednesday, December 14, 1955

Fern Ethel Schwenk
Mrs. Fern Ethel SCHWENK, 61, who resides on a farm near Tiosa, died Tuesday evening in a Chicago hospital. Mrs. Schwenk had gone to Chicago with a group of Farm Bureau ladies to attend a convention in that city and suffered a heart seizure while there.
The body is being returned to the Foster funeral home, this city. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, December 15, 1955

Frederick A. Berlin
Frederick A. BERLIN, 75, was found dead in the yard of the Charles BARLOW resdence on North Maple ave., Argos at 10:40 a.m. today by Mr. Barlow. Mr. Berlin, who lives at 521 Michigan street, Argos, had visited with Mr. Barlow earlier today and left for his home at 8:30 a.m. It is believed he suffered a heart attack and died soon afterward. He had been in failing health for the past several months.
Mr. Berlin, a retired government employee, had resided in Chicago and Washington, D.C. for a number of years and moved back to Argos in 1949.
A native of Argos, he was born Feb. 10, 1890 to Abner and Elizabeth BERLIN. On Oct. 15, 1947, he was married to Elizabeth FINK at Washington, D.C. Mr. Berlin was a member of the Bourbon Masonic lodge and the O.E.S. Chapter of Argos.
Surviving are his wife, at home and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral sevices will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at he Grossman funeral home at Argos, with Paul SWERINGEN of the Christian Science church of Plymouth officiating. Burial will be in the Argos cemetery. The Masonic order will give its rites at the graveside.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Friday.

Friday, December 16, 1955

Mary Cuffel
Mrs. Mary CUFFEL, 87, former resident of the Akron community, died at 11:30 a.m. today at the home of her niece, Mrs. Lois CUFFEL of route 2, Argos. She had made her home there for the past four years.
She was born Dec. 23, 1867 on a farm near Argos to Israel and Nancy ROBERT. Her husband, William H. CUFFEL to whom she was wed on Nov. 9, 1905, died in 1942. Mrs. Cuffel was a member of the Antioch church, near Argos.
Survivors are the above named niece, and two step-sons, Charles CUFFEL and Roy CUFFEL of Los Angeles, Cal.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Milo CORMICAN will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetry at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Stella Coleman
Mrs. Stella COLEMAN, 82, former resident of Fulton, died at noon Thursday at the home of her son, C. P. COLEMAN, 626 East Wenger street, South Bend. She had made her home with her son for the past nine years.
She was born Dec. 28, 1872, in Liberty township, Fulton county, to Henry and Ann (COTNER) DAY. Her husband, William COLEMAN, preceded her in death. Mrs. Coleman was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Survivors are three sons, C. P., South Bend, Harvey [COLEMAN], Rochester, and Everett [COLEMAN[, Kalamazoo, Mich.; seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; two brothers, John DAY, arcadia, and Bliss DAY, Lebanon.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. The Rev. Donald ABBEY will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 17, 1955

Oscar Wiles
Oscar WILES, 56, former resident of this city, died Friday morning in the Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne. Mr. Wiles suffered a stroke on Nov. 26.
He had been a resident of Fort Wayne since last Easter. A talented musician, he was in the employ of the Fort Wayne Church of God.
Mr. Wiles had been a rsident of Rochester since 1921. Most of this time he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Russell MOORE, 1102 Madison street.
He was a graduate of the Marion and Indianapolis Schools for the Blind. His earlier years were spent in an orphanage at Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. EST Monday in the Fort Wayne Church of God. Burial will be in a Fort Wayne cemetery.

Monday, December 19, 1955

Russell Krouse
Funeral services for Russell KROUSE, 61, former Argos resident who died Friday at his home in LaPorte, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Haverstock funeral home in that city. Burial will be in the Knox cemetry.
Russell, a native of Argos, was born Dec. 1, 1894, to Peter and Stella KROUSE. He was employed as a railroad telegrapher until his retirement a few years ago.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Allen [KROUSE], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Orphy Jean SCHOOF, LaPorte, and his mother, Mrs. Stella KROUSE BOWELL, Argos.

Tuesday, December 20, 1955

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Wednesday, December 21, 1955

Estel Rowles
Estel ROWLES, 51, for many years clerk at the Rochester Post Office, died at 8 a.m. today in the Hines hospital, Hines, Ill., where he had been a patient for the past two months.
Mr. Rowles retired from his duties at the post office about a year ago on account of ill health. He is survived by a son, Robert [ROWLES], of Hamlet, Ind.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Rebecca Thrush
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca THRUSH, of Camden, who died Tuesday morning will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Carter funeral home in that city. Burial will be in the Fletcher's Lake cemetery.
A native of Fulton county, she was married to Winfield S. THRUSH, who died Oct. 5, 1933. Mrs. Thrush was a member of the Fletcher's Lake Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, P. S. THRUSH of Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Price PEEL, with whom she made her home; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Perry GRAHAM of Fulton and Mrs. Millie FOSTER of Kokomo.

Mary C. Champ
Mrs. Mary C. CHAMP, 89, a lifelong resident of Cass county, died Tuesday morning at the Huffman nursing home in Logansport. Practically all her life had been spent in the vicinity of Twelve Mile.
She was born Feb. 25, 1866, to Thomas and Belinda CRIPPEN and was married to Melvin CHAMP, who preceded her in death in 1934. Mrs. Champ was a member of the Bethlehem church.
Survivors are four sons, Clyde [CHAMP]., Fulton; Hubert [CHAMP], Twelve Mile; Carl and Gerald [CHAMP], near Twelve Mile; four daughters, Mrs. Lois GRIEST, and Mrs. Thurza HINKLE, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Arta MICHAEL, South Bend, and Mrs. Lena ARBELL of Lancaster, O.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bethlehem church with the Rev. August LINDQUIST officiating. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home up until noon Thursday at which time the body will be taken to the chuch to lie in state.

Thursday, December 22, 1955

Estel C. Rowles
Funeral services for Estel Casius ROWLES, 51, who died Wednesday morning in the Hines Hospital in Chicago, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian church in Rochester.
Mr. Rowles, a lifelong resident of this community, was born in Winamac, Jan. 1, 1904, to Frank and Isabel NYE ROWLES. In 1928, he was married to Mildred BECK.
Mr. Rowles was a retired employee of the Rochester Post Office. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge, American Legion and First Christian church.
Survivors include a son, Robert [ROWLES], Hamlet; two sisters, Milda BOLTER, Chicago, and Mrs. Janet NICKELS, Michigan City; and two grandchildren, Debra and Robert ROWLES.
The Rev. James KIMSEY of the First Christian church will officiate at the last rites and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Saturday where it will lie in state until the hour of the services. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home here after 6 p.m. tonight.

Earnest Keys
Mexico, Ind. (INS) -- Earnest KEYS, 54, of near Mexico, was choked to death on his farm today.
He was operating a drill press and his jacket collar apparently became entangled in the machinery. His wife discovered his body.

Friday, December 23, 1955

Infant Rudd
Brief funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Foster funeral home for the infant daughter of Hurndon and Fernetta BAILEY RUDD, R.R. 2, Rochester. The child died at birth in Woodlawn hospital at 9 p.m. Thursday.
Other survivors are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah RUDD, Mr. and Mrs. John BAILEY, all of Kentucky; three sisters, Noretta, Karen Lynn and Kathy Ann [RUDD], and two brothers, Bobby Ray and Jackie [RUDD], all at home.
Burial was made in the Athens cemetery.

Amanda Hand
Mrs. Amanda HAND, 82, longtime resident of Akron, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter in Knoxville, Ia., after a year's illness.
Born July 11, 1873, in Laketon, Mrs. Hand had lived in Akron since 1912. She moved there from Griffith. Her parents were Abijah and Mary HICKS and she was married in 1892 at Wabash to Noah HAND, who died in 1953.
She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nellie GHOLSON, Knoxville, Ia.; a son, Lamoine HAND, Akron; eighteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. Five children preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. CST Monday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Akron. The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. Monday to lie in state. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, December 24, 1955

John W. Costello
A Grass Creek native, John W. COSTELLO, 65, died Friday in Wilmette, Ill, following a heart attack on Tuesday. Mrs. Michael HINES, Kewanna, is a sister.
Mr. Costello was born near Grass Creek Oct. 31, 1890, and was a graduate of Notre Dame law school and a Navy veteran of World War I. He practiced law in Chicago more than 40 years.
Survivors besides the sister are: the widow; four sons; two other sistrs, Mrs. Henry HIRSEL, Logansport, and Mrs. Ada MEYER, South Bend; two brothers, Edward [COSTELLO], Michigan City, and Dr. Joseph [COSTELLO], St. Louis; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at St. Francis Xavier Catholic church in Wilmette.

Charlotte L. Griffith
Mrs. Charlotte L. GRIFFITH, 50, died at 8 p.m. Friday in her home, 431 East 13th street, following an illness of several months.
She was born March 8, 1905, to Frank and Alice FARLEY THOMAS and came to Rochester from Prospect, O., two years ago. Her marriage on Sept. 30, 1924, at LaGrange was to Loren C. GRIFFITH who survives. She was a member of the Auburn Methodist church.
Survivors, besides the husband, are a son, Thomas L. GRIFFITH at home; her mother, Mrs. Frank THOMAS, Peru; a brother, Ainsworth THOMAS, Peru.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at the Dilgard and Kline funeral home in Auburn. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until Tuesday morning.

Monday, December 26, 1955

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Tuesday, December 27, 1955

Harry J. Grogg
Harry J. GROGG, 61, a resident of Akron for the past three years after moving from Toledo, O., died at his home at 4:30 p.m. Monday of heart trouble. He had been ill for five months.
Grogg was born in Kentucky June 1, 1894, and was married to Lura MORRETT in 1952. He was a retired insurance salesman.
Survivors are his widow; a step-daughter, Mrs. Thomas FEAR, Akron; a brother, Ralph [GROGG], Jackson, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Lillian WOODS, Toledo.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.

Earl Partridge
Earl PARTRIDGE, 69, R.R. 5, Rochester, a resident of Newcastle township for the last 35 years, died about 10 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of several months.
Partridge was born in Forrest, Ind., July 7, 1886, the son of Thomas J. and Lydia HISEY PARTRIDGE. On Nov. 17, 1910, he was married to the former Faye WYNN in Rochester.
The deceased was a farmer and a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving are the widow, at home; three sons, Levoy [PARTRIDGE], Logansport; Eli [PARTRIDGE], Kewanna and Harrison [PARTRIDGE], 1620 Monroe street, Rochester; seven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Mable SULLIVAN and Mrs. Leona SULLIVAN, both of Argos.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. Gilbert MAUS officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home to the R.R. 5 residence at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Norma Hudkins
Final rites for Mrs. Norma B. HUDKINS, 79, Kewanna, who died at Woodlawn hospital Sunday morning, were held at 1 p.m. today at he Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. The Rev. Frank C. BRIGGS officiated and burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
She was born Feb. 5, 1876, to Samuel and Josephine (MOORE) SMITH, and was married July 25, 1897, to Frank HUDKINS.
Survivors are her husband, at home, and two brothers, Bert and Oliver SMITH, both of Kewanna. A brother, Omer [SMITH], preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hudkins was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.

Charles Wylie
Funeral services for Charles WYLIE, 83, who died at 11:45 a.m. Monday at his home, 928 Franklin avenue, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Fremont WILLMERT will officiate. Following cremation, the ashes will be interred in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Wylie had been in ill health since Nov. 1.
A life resident of this city and vicinity, he was a retired farmer. For the past eight years he was city school patrolman at the corner of Main and 12th streets.
He was born May 18, 1872, on the Wylie farm three miles northwest of Rochester to George W. and Hannah (SPANGLER) WYLIE. On April 25, 1906, he was married to Geneva STINSON.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Mary BOWEN, Mrs. Helen REESE and Mrs. Mildred EASTBURG, all of this city, and seven grandchildren. One son, Ward K. WYLIE, died March 12, 1933.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, December 28, 1955

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Thursday, December 29, 1955

Harry V. Casper
Harry V. CASPER, 75, 716 Madison street, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Wednesday morning. He had been in failing health for the past month.
Casper had been a resident of Rochester for 30 years, coming here from Peru. He was born in Miami county on Dec. 5,1880, the son of Jacob and Caroline (HOSTETLER) CASPER.
The deceased was first married to Roxy STONER, who died in 1918, and later was married to Anna McKITRICK, who died in 1939. He served as Rochester clerk-treasurer from 1935 to 1939 and was a member of the Methodist church of Prospect, O.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Robert KRATHWOHL, Rochester, and Mrs. Sterling RETTERER, Richwood, O.; a son, Robert [CASPER], who died in infancy; three grandsons; three granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Curtis CASPER, Bourbon, and Walker CASPER, Fulton; and four sisters, Mrs. Ora RICHTER, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. May HOLMES, Peru; Mrs. Iris BOSWELL, Peru, and Mrs. Vera GROVES, Webster City, Ia.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. James KIMSEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, December 30, 1955

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Friday, December 31, 1955

Mary E. Shafer
Mrs. Mary E. SHAFER, 86, who lived in and near Argos all her life, died at 7 p.m. Friday at the Sherman Nursing Home in Plymouth, where she was taken about a month ago after a fall which fractured a hip.
Mrs. Shafer, was born in Green Township, Marshall county, Oct. 22, 1869. In 1887, she was married to Harvey SHAFER, who died in 1935. She attended the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are a son, Grover [SHAFER], Argos; a daughter, Mrs. Lulu DEACON, Plymouth; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Argos Christian church, with the Rev. Robert COOVERT Portland, officiating. Burial will be at the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. The body lies now at the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos.

Verl V. Pontius
Funeral services for Verl V. PONTIUS, 60, Silver Lake, who died Friday at 3:15 p.m. at the Woodlawn hospital, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating.
Poneius, was born in Fulton county on Jan. 2, 1895, the son of Ambrose and Ann (STARR) PONTIUS. He was a factory worker, and had been ill for a week.
The deceased had lived his entire life in Fulton county and nearby Silver Lake. In 1919, he was married to the former Ruth LILIAN in Warsaw.
Survivors are the widow, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Luther STEELE, Wabash, and Mrs. Harvey KUHN, LaPorte; seven sons, Lawrence [PONTIUS], Silver [Lake]; Homer [PONTIUS], Wabash; and Richard, Frank, Robert, Paul and Russell [PONTIUS], all at home; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Russell and Clyde [PONTIUS], Akron; and two sisters, Mrs. Ed SIGFORD, Roann, and Mrs. Edith GEIGER, Chicago.
Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be at the Sheetza Funeral Home in Akron until 12:30 p.m. Monday, when it will be taken to the Church of God to lie in state.