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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1956

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1956

Tuesday, January 3, 1956

Iva Mae Fletcher
Final rites for Mrs. Iva Mae FLETCHER, 76, who died at 8:30 a.m. Monday at her home, four miles southeast of Argos, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gospel church, Walnut. The Revs. W. R. SCHMELZER of Kokomo and Richard UMMEL pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Fletcher home until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state for an hour prior to the services.
Mrs. Fletcher, who had resided for over 52 years in the same home where she died, had been in ill health for the past few years from a heart ailment.
The daughter of Alonzo and Susan (MICKEY) COPLEN, she was born Aug. 5, 1879, in Fulton county. On Nov. 10, 1895, she was married to Dallas FLETCHER. Mrs. Fletcher was a member of the Walnut Gospel church.
Survivors are the husband, at home; two daughtrers, Mrs. Gertrude ALDERFER, Argos, and Mrs. Opal LAUGHMAN, Columbia City; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Alta MYERS, Rochester, and a brother, Harry COPLEN, Argos. A son, Lloyd [FLETCHER], died in 1937.
The Grossman funeral home of Argos is in charge of the arrangements.

Myrtle Greer
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle GREER, 73, Loyal, who died at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester Nursing Home, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Dale HAMILTON of Richland Center will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
Mrs. Greer had been in failing health for the past several months. She had been a resident of Rochester and vicinity her entire life and was a member of the Burton Methodist church.
Survivors are a son, William BATCHELOR, Philadelphia, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Don HOLLOWAY, Rochester, and Mrs. Ernest WALTERS, Tiosa; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nephews and nieces.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, January 4, 1956

Judge Robert R. Miller
Robert R. MILLER, 70, well-known local resident, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home, 314 West 11th street, this city. He had been in failing health for the past year and seriously ill during the past month.
Mr. Miller, who had been a resident of Fulton county his entire life, served as Judge of the Fulton circuit court from 1931 to 1943. An active worker in the Democratic party, he also served two terms as clerk of the circuit court.
Following his retirement as judge, Mr. Miller engaged in the real estate business and farming. He owned and operated a large farm four miles south of Rochester on State Road 25 for several ears prior to his residency in Rochester.
A native of Fulton county, he was born Feb. 8, 1885. His parents were John W. and Appeline (EARLY) MILLER. Mr. Miller was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Rochester and served several terms on its board of trustees, of the Rochester Masonic Order and the Fulton County Realtors Board.
His first marriage was to Erma H. TAYLOR, this city, who preceded him in death in 1934. In 1938, he was married to C'Dale CRABBS of Rochester.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one son, Burk B. MILLER, this city; three granddaughters and one foster sister, Mrs. Mae BODGE, Rochester.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. CST Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. Donald DECKER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the fneral home after 7 p.m. today.

Homer J. Hamilton
Homer J. HAMILTON, 50, former Newcastle township resident, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday at his home near Warsaw. He had been in failing health for the past two years. Mr. Hamilton had resided in Kosciusko county for the past year.
While a resident of Newcastle township, he was engaged in farming on the Dr. Anderson farm.
A native of Kosciusko county, he was born Dec. 17, 1905, to Lem and Ada (MAY) HAMILTON. In 1927 he was married to Marjorie SHROCK at Goshen.
Survivors are his wife, at home; his parents, Silver Lake; two daughters, Miss Mary Jean [HAMILTON], Pierceton, and Patsy Ann [HAMILTON], home; three sons, Homer [HAMILTON], Jr., Pierceton; Robert [HAMILTON], Warsaw, and Walter [HAMILTON], with the U. S. Army in France; five granddaughters; four brothers, Ezra and Glen [HAMILTON], Wabash; Delbert [HAMILTON], Silver Lake, and Gerald [HAMILTON], Claypool; five sisters, Mrs. Goldie BOWMAN, Disko; Mrs. Mary CASSIDY, Rochester; Mrs. Hilda DOUB, Mrs. Lilly HERENDEEN and Mrs. Charlotte BUCHER, all of Silver Lake.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Friday at the McHatton funeral home, Warsaw. The Revs. Victor YEAGER of Akron and O. L. JOHNSON of Warsaw will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant View cemetery, near Warsaw.
Friends may call at the McHatton funeral home after 2 p.m. EST Thursday.

Thursday, January 5, 1956

John L. Sunday
A heart attack suffered at the Eagles Lodge, Logansport, at 10 p.m. Wednesday, proved fatal at 12:05 a.m. today to John L. SUNDAY, 54, at his home in Denver. A former resident of Fulton county, he had resided in Denver for 40 years.
The son of Charles J. and Martha Jane (DAILEY) SUNDAY, he was born May 2, 1901, in Fulton county. He was married to Faye HANGER, June 29, 1945. Mr. Sunday was a poultry and turtle dealer. He was a member of the Denver Methodist church and the Eagles Lodge of Logansport.
Survivors are his wife and three [sic] sons, John E., William Lee, James Earl and Charles Leroy [SUNDAY], all of Denver; his mother, also of Denver, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Sunday at the Denver Methodist church. The Revs. C. F. GOLDEN and M. C. MORROW will officiate and burial will be in the Denver West Lawn cemetery.
Friends may call at the McCain funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Devere Eshelman
An Akron man, Devere ESHELMAN, 44, was killed Wednesday afternoon on a farm near Royal Center when a load of sliding logs struck him, resulting in internal injuries and hemorrhages. Death was instant.
Eshelman was working on the farm of Mrs. Laura SEEHASE south of Royal Center when the accident occurred. Deputy Sheriff Lionel DAVIS placed the time of death at about 1:30 o'clock.
The deputy reported that Eshelman was standing on top of the load of logs when the slide occurred. He was not crushed beneath the pile of logs but it was believed he was struck as the logs began to fall.
Eshelman was an employee of the Pike Lumber Company, Akron. He was born Feb. 4, 1914, on a farm near Akron to Adam and Ella (HENDERSON) ESHELMAN. In 1935 he was married to Eva RAGER of Peru. Mr. Eshelman was a member of the Moose lodge of Peru and the Modern Woodmen Order of Akron.
Survivors are his wife and a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou SMITH, both of Akron; two brothers, Charles [ESHELMAN], Bremen; and Alvin [ESHELMAN], Newton Falls, O., and a sister, Mrs. Ruby HYDE, Warsaw. Three brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. CST Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Harold CONRAD, assisted by the Rev. Claude FAWNS, will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, January 6, 1956

Baker Jones
Baker JONES, 85, former Argos rsident, died at 7 a.m. today at the Asbury hospital, Saline, Kan. Mr. Jones sold his farm near Argos last fall and had gone to Salina to reside near his son, Clair JONES.
The body is being returned to the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Milton Kesler
Milton KESLER, 228 West Eighth street, this city, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Wednesday morning. He had been in failing health for 14 months and seriously ill for the past three weeks. Mr. Kesler was a retired farmer, coming to Rochester 14 years ago from Newcastle township.
He was born Sept. 18 1872, in Newcastle township to John and Mary (KESSLER) KESLER. On March 18, 1893, he was married to Linnie Belle FISH in Newcastle township. She preceded him in death Sept. 11, 1950. Mr. Kesler was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church and the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Survivors are a daughter, Bernice KESLER, at home; a grandson, Robert KESLER, Warsaw; a granddaughter, Mrs. Earl (Mary Marjorie) McCOY, Warsaw; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Oliver SEVERNS, Mentone, and Mrs. Robert EMMONS, Warsaw. A son, Lloyd KESLER, preceded him in death in 1947.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Harry SMITH of the Bethlehem Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery in Newcastle township.
Mr. Kesler will rest at the funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, January 7, 1956

Morris G. Nies
Funeral services for Morris G. NIES, 55, Winamac, who died Friday noon of a heart seizure, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Kennedy funeral home. The Rev. Father Alexander LEIKER will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Peter's cemetery, Winamac.
Among the survivors is a sister Mrs. Geneva BOYER, Rochester.

Earl Fouts
Earl FOUTS, Mishawaka, who died last Monday, was buried in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery Thursday. He was the son-in-law of the late Mrs. Myrtle McCAY of this city. Fouts spent several summers here at his lake cottage. A daughter, Mrs. W. J. RUSLER, resides at Bloomington.

Baker Jones
Funeral services for Baker JONES, 85, former Argos farmer who died Friday morning at Salina, Kan., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Edward BOASE will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
He was born May 6, 1870, in Champaign county, O., and came to Argos with his parents when but a child. His parents were Ezra and Harlena (TYRELL) JONES. His first marriage was to Effie EBERSOLE, who died in 1923. The former Belle LOWRY, his second wife preceded him in death in 1949. Mr. Jones was a retired farmer and for several years was an employee of the Slayter hardware of Argos.
Survivors are a son, Clair JONES, Salina, Kan., and two grandsons, David and Robert JONES, also of Salina.
The body will lie in state at the funeral home after noon Monday.

Clarence Conrad
Clarence CONRAD, father of Barry CONRAD of this city, died suddenly at his home in Green Bay, Wis., Thursday evening. He was an employee of the Olson Transport Company.
Barry, a sophomore at Rochester high school who resides at 324 Ohio street, left this morning for Green Bay. Funeral rites will be held Monday morning at Coleman, Wis.

Monday, January 9, 1956

Hovey Low
Percy SMITH, Rochester, has received word of the death of his brother-in-law, Hovey LOW, which occurred Sunday afternoon at his home in Miami Beach, Fla. Death was due to a heart ailment. Mr. Low had been in failing health for the past few weeks.
A former native of Winamac, Mr. Low had resided in New Jersey for a number of years. His wife was the former Genevieve SMITH of this city.
Mr. and Ms. Low had spent their summer vacations in Rochester or at Lake Manitou for a number of years, and he had many friends throughout this locality. He was a cousin of Mrs. C. E. GILGER, this city.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Miami Beach. The body will be cremated and the ashes returned to New Jersey for interment.

Linda Lou Schrader
Linda Lou [SCHRADER], 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred SCHRADER, died Sunday afternoon in Memorial hospital, South Bend. Her mother was the former Florence CARPENTER, this city. Mrs. Walter KEIM, 1131 Franklin avenue, is an aunt.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Eliza Bowman
Mrs. Eliza BOWMAN, 91, died at 9:15 p.m. EST, Satrday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry SMITH, two miles north of Akron. She had been seriously ill for the past week. All her life had been spent in Fulton county.
She was born April 11, 1864, in Henry township to Henry and Lavina (YOUNG) LANDIS. In March, 1882, she was married to David UTTER, who died in 1933. Her second marriage was to Ed BOWMAN in Octover, 1938. Mr. Bowman preceded her in death in 1943. Mrs. Bowman attended the Akron Church of God.
The following children survive: Mrs. Cora EBER and Mrs. Tressie SMITH, near Akron; Clarence and Frank UTTER, near Athens; Arthur UTTER, Huntington; James UTTER, Warsaw; twenty-one grandchildren; fifty-two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. Harold CONRAD, will officiate. 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 for an hour prior to the services.

Allen W. Stephenson
Allen W. STEPHENSON, 63, died early today at his home, 2539 Broadway, Indianapolis. His wife who survives, was the former Lefa WHISMAN, Argos.
Other survivors are two sons, Dr. Robert STEPHENSON, San Francisco, and William [STEPHENSON], at home, and two daughters, Mrs. Ruth CALDWELL, Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. Elizabeth McNAY, Tucson, Ariz.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 10, 1956

Ada Haring
Mrs. Ada HARING, Dorsett, O., died Sunday evening in the General hospital, Ashtabula, O., following several weeks' illness. A former resident of Argos, she had moved to Dorsett eight years ago, where she made her home with her brother, Walter PONTIUS.
She was born April 11, 1886, at Maxinkuckee to Mr. and Mrs. Henry PONTIUS. Her first husband, Drury EDWARDS, died in 1912. Benjamin HARING, to whom she was married March 18, 1918, preceded her in death in 1948.
Survivors are a daughter, Opal EDWARDS, and a son, Henry S. EDWARDS, both of Dorsett, O., and her brother, Walter PONTIUS, also of that city.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Robert WHITEHEAD of the Congregational Christian church will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 11, 1956

Burdette Van Dien
Burdette Van DIEN, 67, former resident of this city, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday at his home, 194 East Yoder street, South Bend. He had been in failing health for the past 10 weeks.
An indoor decorator, Mr. Van Dien had been a resident of South Bend for 15 years.
He was born Oct. 18, 1888, in Rochester to Richard and Mary DUNLAP Van DIEN. On Feb. 14, 1916, he was married to Hazel BURNS in this city. Mr. Van Dien was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a foster son, James [Van DIEN], Ferndale, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Carrie CARTER, Rochester; three brothers, Roscoe [Van DIEN]], South Bend, and Alf and Bert [Van DIEN], Rochester. A sister, Mrs. James A. TERRY, and two brothers, James and Cyrus [Van DIEN], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. Donald DECKER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

John C. Keith
Rochester friends have received word of the death of John C. KEITH, 94, Abington, Mass., who died in that city Dec. 30.
Mr. Keith, a retired master carpenter, bookkeeper and poultry raiser, was the son of the late Judge Sidney KEITH, of Rochester. A niece, Miss Miriam K. CLARK, Amherst, Mass., was the sole survivor.

Thursday, January 12, 1956

Carl Devon Bryant
Carl Devon BRYANT, 44, former resident of Athens, died early today at his home in Elkhart.
He was born near Athens to Fred [D.] and Susie (SWIHART) [BRYANT]. Mr. Bryant was a nephew of Blanche and Mable SWIHART of Athens.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, January 13, 1956

Bertha Clark
Mrs. Bertha Eldora CLARK, 83, Pulaski county, died Wednesday evening at the St. Joseph hospital, Logansport.
The daughter of Samuel and Mary (CRANOR) DECKMAN, she was born Oct. 13, 1872, in Pulaski county. Her first husband, Monroe IRVIN, died in 1900 and Ramson CLARK, who she later married, preceded in det in 1915. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Presbyterian church of Winamac.
Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Elizabeth RHINEHART, Rochester; Frank IRVIN, Winamac; Ms. Opal ENGLE, Gary; Mrs. Olive JORDON, Rensselaer; nineteen grandchildren, and twenty-seven greeat-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ella SCOTT, Flora, and Mrs. George POOR, Winamac, and a brother, John DECKMAN, Bruce Lake.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. CST Saturday at the Fry-Lang funeral home, Winamac. Robert EDGELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery, Winamac.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, January 14, 1956

Stephen K. Dillingham
Bourbon, Ind. -- A 17-year-old Bourbon youth was killed Friday afternoon when he lost control of his station wagon on State Road 331, two miles north of Bourbon, and hit a tree.
Dead is Stephen Keith DILLINGHAM, 17, son of Keith DILLINGHAM. A student at Bourbon high school, he was alone in the auto.

Zida Jones
Mrs. Zida JONES, 92, died at 6 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ronald SPICE of Warsaw. She had been seriously ill for the past two days. Mrs. Jones had resided in Warsaw for 10 years, coming there from Etna Green, where she had made her home for 62 years.
She was born Dec. 5, 1863, in Marrow county, O., to Grover and Esther (CHASE) POOLE. Her husband, Albert JONES, whom she wed Feb. 28, 1884, died in 1941. Mrs. Jones was a member of the Church of Christ of Etna Green and the Dorcas Missionary Socitey.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Spice and Mrs. Roy ADAMS, Akron; a half-sister, Mrs. Martha HENRY, Bakersfield, Cal., and a half-brother, Harvey HUNT, of Urichsville, O. A son, Walter [JONES], preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST, Tuesday at the McHatton funeral home, Warsaw. The Rev. William F. LOWER of Etna Green will officiate. Burial will be in the Etna Green cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday.

Clinton O. Rhoades
Clinton Otis RHOADES, 84, died at 7:10 a.m. today at the Fulton County Home where he had resided since September, 1951. He had been critically ill since Wednesday from a heart ailment. Mr. Rhoades had been a resident of this community for the past 12 years, coming here from Converse.
He was born Feb. 9, 1871, in Howard county. On Nov. 27, 1891, he was married to Anna MAST, who died Marc 6, 1898. His second marriage was to Mary Margaret COOPER, Peru, who preceded him in death Dec. 31, 1937.
Survivors are a son, Russell Otis RHOADES, 1622 North Johnson street, South Bend, and a nephew, Clifton M. RHOADES, 808 Water street, Jonesboro, Ind.
Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Perry Calvin
Perry CALVIN, 73, Kewanna, died Friday at Woodlawn hospital following a long illness.
A native of Kewanna, he was born Aug. 23, 1882. His parents were William and Melissa (TONER) CALVIN. He was married to Carrie CANNON, who preceded him in death.
Survivors are a son, Vincent [CALVIN], of near Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Mable ZELLERS, Winamac; three grandchildren; three brothers, Frank and John [CALVIN], Kewanna, and Arthur [CALVIN], South Bend; and two sisters, Miss Edna and Miss Bertha CALVIN, both of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Monday, January 16, 1956

Carl Chapman
Carl CHAPMAN, 73, Plymouth, died at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital, that city. For many years, Mr. Chapman resided six miles southeast of Argos where he was engaged in farming.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos after 7 p.m. today. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Roy Halterman
Roy HALTERMAN, 315 Pontiac street, Rochester, died at his home this afternoon about 1:15 o'clock. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Tuesday, January 17, 1956

George L. Halterman
George Leroy HALTERMAN, 71, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday at his home, 515 Pontiac street, this city. Death was due to a heart ailment from which he had suffered for the past four years. He had been a resident of this city for four years, coming here from Tiosa.
He was born Oct. 13, 1884, in Richland township, Fulton county, to Harrison and Belle (ORMSBY) HALTERMAN. On Sept. 30, 1905, he was married to Jane E. BECK. Mr. Halteman was a carpenter until ill health forced his retirement.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three sons, Chris [HALTERMAN], South Bend; Harrison and Otis [HALTERMAN], coth of Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Evedean) DEARDORFF, Roann; Mrs. Reardon (Margaret) NEWMAN, rochester; Mrs. Arnie (Mary) FRY, Idaville, Ind., and Mrs. Lewis (Jo) MASON, Indianapolis. Three children, Rex, Irene and Lester [HALTRMAN], and three brothers, Ralph, Ben and Fred [HALTERMAN], preceded him in death.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. F. I. WILLMERT officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Carl Chapman
Funeral services for Carl CHAPMAN, 75, Plymouth, who died Sunday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos. The Rev. HORNICK of Plymouth will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Members of the Spanish-American War and the Argos American Legion Post will conduct rites at the graveside.
Mr. Chapman was born in Argos, Feb. 2, 1880. His parents were Monroe and Lavinah (FISH) CHAPMAN. In 1904, he was married to Della MILLER, who died June 1, 1946. His second mariage, in September, 1947, was to Eva BALL, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Gerald CHAPMAN, Lakeville, and Roy A. CHAPMAN, Toledo, O.; a daughter, Mrs. Bernice STRAUB, South Bend; one step-daughter, Mrs. Robert MOORE, Plymouth; seven gandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
The following brothers and sisters also survive: Earl CHAPMAN, Mentone; Charles CHAPMAN, Brook; M. CHAPMAN, Hinsdale, Ill; Russell CHAPMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Audrey COLE, Goodletsville, Tenn.; Mrs. Jessie CALLIS, Martinsville, and Mrs. Clifford SHOEMAKER and Miss Mable CHAPMAN, both of Rochester.

Effie Dawson
Mrs. Effie DAWSON, 91, widow of the late George V. DAWSON, of this city, died at 3:15 p.m. here Monday. She had been making her home with her granddaughgter, Mrs. Floyd L. TIPMORE R.R. 2, Akron.
Mrs. Dawson, who had been in failing health for the past several years, had been a resident of this city for over 65 years and had many friends through Rochester and vicinity.
Effie [CAMPBELL], daughter of James and Caroline (DENISTON) CAMPBELL, was born Oct. 20, 1864, in Preble county, O. On Oct. 7, 1884, she was married to George V. DAWSON at Dayton, O. Her husband, well known druggist, preceded her in death in 1942. Mrs. Dawson was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an active worker in both of these organizations for many years.
Survivors are two granddaughters, Mrs. Carolyn ENSIGN, South Bend, and Mrs. Joan TIPMORE, of near Akron, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Baptist church. The Rev. James NIVEN of Greenwood and the Rev. Richard MITCHELL, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the church from noon Wednesday until the hour of the services. Prior to that time friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, January 18, 1956

Fred F. Lockridge
Fred Franklin LOCKRIDGE, 63, 1917 North Kennedy street, Kokomo, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, this city. He had been in failing health for several years.
He was born Nov. 16, 1892, at Grant county, Ind., to George and Florence LOCKRIDGE. Mr. Lockridge was a retired painter.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Florence LOCKRIDGE, Sims, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Dan SOMMERS, R.R. 1, Rochester; two sons, Lester and James [LOCKRIDGE], Seneca, Ill.; a brother, Paul [LOCKRIDGE], St. Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Grace LECKRON, Indianapolis; Mrs. Crystal LACHEL, chicago, and Mrs. Faye SPIDEL, Lutz, Fla.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ellers Chapel, Kokomo. Burial will be in the Mast cemetery, Kokomo.

Jessie L. Judd
Mrs. Jessie L. JUDD, 55, died at 4 a.m. today at her home in Akron. She had been in ill health for several years and her condition was critical the past week.
The daughter of Charles and Eva (SMITH) COPLEN, she was born Dec. 15, 1900, on a farm north of Athens. All her life had been spent in Fulton county. Her first marriage was to Ivan CLINKER in July, 1920. He died in 1943. In January, 1945, she was married to John JUDD, who preceded her in death in June, 1954. Mrs. Judd was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the W.S.C.S., the American Legion Auxiliary and the Akron World War II Mothers.
Survivors are a son, Wallace CLINKER of South Bend; two brothers, Gaston COPLEN, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Dick COPLEN, R.R. 2, Akron; four sisters, Mrs. Lucy GOOD, Argos; Mrs. Josephine IRELAN, Kokomo; Mrs. Hope WALDO, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Doris CRAIG, Petersburg. A son, Herbert [CLINKER], two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. Claude FAWNS, will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens Mt. Hope cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Thursday, January 19, 1956

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Friday, January 20, 1956

Nettie Russell
Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie RUSSELL, 62, formerly of Richland Center, who died Thursday morning, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in the Calvin funeral home, Hartford, Mich. Burial will be in the Maple Hill cemetery in that city.
She is survived by her husband, Reuben [RUSSELL]; three daughters, Mrs. Ellen MELLOR of Oakland, Cal.; Mrs. Aileen SMITHWICK of Mt. View, Cal., and Mrs. Elizabeth OSWALD of Allegan, Mich; three sons, Calvin RUSSELL of Manhattan, Ill; Carl RUSSELL and Lee RUSSELL, both of North Lake, Ill.; and ten grandchildren.

Jane Marsh
Mrs. Jane MARSH, 84, 2128 Otto street, Logansport, died at 2:45 a.m. today following a five-week illness.
Mrs. Marsh, daghter of Jacob and Lovina (MILLER) SNYDER, was born Sept. 1, 1871, in Liberty township, Fulton county. In 1889 she was married to Searing E. MARSH, who preceded her in death Feb. 7, 1952. Mrs. Marsh was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Rollie GRANGER of Logansport, with whom she made her home, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. The Rev. M. L. ROBINSON will officiate and burial will be in the Fletcher Lake cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, January 21, 1956

John H. Leinenbach
John H. LEINENBACH, 52, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 10 p.m. Friday at his home from a heart attack. The fatal seizure which came suddenly was a severe shock to his family as he had been enjoying excellent health.
He was born July 30, 1903 at Princeton, Ind. to Henry and Catherine LEINENBACH. On Oct. 17, 1954 he was married to Sylvia JONES STAYTON at Argos. An employee of the Bendix Aviation Corporation of South Bend, Mr. Leinenbach had resided near Argos for the past two years.
Survivors are his wife at home; one son, Daniel LEINENBACH of Osceola, Ind.; a stepson, David STAYTON, and a stepdaughter, Darla STAYTON, at home; his mother, Mrs. Catherine LEINENBACH of Henderson, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes CRIST and Mrs. Elnora VILLINES, both of Henderson, Ky.; and Mrs. Pauline SCOTT of Columbus, O. and three brothers, Joesph [LEINENBACH], of Henderson, Ky.; William [LEINENBACH], of Columbus, O., and Ray [LEINENBACH] of Tacoma, Wsh.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos with the Rev. Edward BOASE officiating. Burial will be in the Jordan cemetery southwest of Argos.
Friends may call at he funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, January 23, 1956

Mabel Whittenberger
Miss Mabel WHITTENBERGER, 77, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage following a week's illness. A former resident of Akron, she had resided in Birmingham for the past 35 years.
She was born Nov. 11, 1878, to Thomas and Ollie (HERENDEEN) WHITTENBERGER at Akron. Miss Whittenberger was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are a sister, Miss Lottie WHITTENBERGER, Goshen, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetry.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Bert LaTurner
Bert LaTURNER, 78, life long resident of Akron, died at his home at 6 a.m. today from a heart ailment. He had been in failing health for the past several years.
The son of John and Nancy LaTURNER, he was born in Argos July 26, 1877. A retired laborer he never had married.
Surviving are a nephew, Francis LaTURNER, Argos; three nieces, Mrs. Velora McCOY and Mrs. Dorothy STRINGFELLOW, both of Goshen; and Mrs. Lois SAUSAMAN, Rochester. A brother, Witham [LaTURNER], died in 1943.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Robert WHITHEAD of the Argos Christian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, January 24, 1956

Paul Kelley
Paul KELLEY, 51, Hornell, N.Y., died Sunday in a hospital at Binghamton, N.Y. He had been in failing health for the past three years. Mr. Kelley was formerly a resident of this city and was employed as a foreman of the Erie Railroad signal maintenance crew.
While a resident of Rochester, he and his wife Frances [KELLEY], resided at 619 Jefferson street. They left here 16 years ago, moving to Youngstown, O., and later to Hornell.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lynch funeral home, Nornell, N.Y.

Wednesday, January 25, 1956

LaMar Anderson
Rochester residents were shocked late Tuesday afternoon to learn of the death of LaMar ANDERSON, 38, which is believed to have occurred early Tuesday morning on the Murle and Fred ZELLERS farm four and a half miles west of Rochester on State Road 14.
Anderson ended his own life by attaching a hose from a vacuum cleaner to the exhaust of his auto and extending it through the back window of his sedan. He had parked his car between a double corncrib on the farm. An employee of the County Highway Department had noticed the car parked there early in the morning and upon his return later in the day notified Murle Zellers, who in the company with Robert SCHEID, investigated and found the body.
Zellers notified the sheriff's office. Deputy Richard DICKSON and Coroner Dr. D, K. STINSON arrived at the scee with the verdict of suicide being rendered.
Anderson had left his home around 10 p.m. Monday, presumably to have his car serviced, and had not been seen since that time.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson and family came to Rochester from Mentone three years ago. He was employed as an appliance salesman. Only recently he and his wife had been awarded a trip to Florida because of his outstanding sales record. The family resided in Plymouth for a number of years.
LaMar Julian [ANDERSON], son of Andrew and Blanche ANDERSON, was born March 22, 1917, at Plymouth. On Dec. 19, 1936, he ws married to Gladys LEWIS of Plymouth. Mr. Andrson ws a member of the Grace Methodist church and the Rochester Country club.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Madelyn and Joyce [ANDERSON]; two sons, Timothy and David [ANDERSON], all at home, 117 West Sixth street, this city; two brothers, Milton ANDERSON, Plymouth, and Earl ANDERSON, Michigan; and his father, Andrew ANDERSON, also of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. David GOSSER officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, January 26, 1956

Mrs. Harry C. Danner
Rochester relatives and friends Wednesday night rceived word of the death of Mrs. Harry C. DANNER, which occurred from a heart attack while she was attendng family night church services near her home in Indianapolis.
Mrs. Jerry D. DANNER, formerly Jane ILER, of this city, is a daughter-in-law of the deceased. Services are pending the arrival of Lieut. Jerry D. DANNER, who is stationed with the Marine Corps in Okinawa.

Ada Martin
Mrs. Ada MARTIN, 74, 1008 1/2 Jefferson street, this city, died at 6:30 a.m. today in the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since Dec. 21. Death resulted from a heart ailment and followed a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of this city for seven years, coming here from Louisville, Ky.
She was born Feb. 13, 1881, in Hardin county, Ky., to William Harrison and Louisa (MONTGOMERY) WOOLDRIDGE. Her husband, Edward W. MARTIN, preceded her in death in 1943. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Louisville Methodist church and the Eastern Star.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Byron BAILEY and Mrs. Marion WALTERS, both of this city; two sisters, Mrs. A. J. LOMBARDO, Bay-St. Louis, Miss., and Mrs. Tom KLINGLESMITH, Elizabethtown, Ky.; two brothers, Claude WOOLDRIDGE, Crissinger, Ind., and Arvil WOOLDRIDGE, Fort Thomas, Ky.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, January 27, 1956

J. C. Chastain
Mrs. Victoria WHITTENBERGER of this city has been called to Greenfield, Ind. by the death of her brother, J. C. CHASTAIN. His death occurred Thursday. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilkinson, Ind.

Fred E. Eagley
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Fred E. EAGLEY, 78, White Pigeon, Mich., which occurred Saturday, Jan. 19, at Vero Beach, Fla., where he and his wife were spending the winter.
His wife is the former Jessie CROSBY, of this city. She was a teacher in Rochester city schools.
Funeral services were conducted in the White Piegon Methodist church, Wednesday and burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery, Sturgis, Mich.

Saturday, January 28, 1956

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Monday, January 30, 1956

R. Joe Baker
R. Joe BAKER, 60, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Saturday morning. Mr. Baker had been seriously ill since Thursday. For the past number of years, he owned and operated a farm adjacent to the southeast shore of Lake Manitou.
He was born March 31, 1895, at Wagoner Station in Miami county, Ind. His parents were Levi and Mattie (WYRICK) BAKER. On June 16, 1917, he was married to Ruth M. SHEETS at Plymouth. Mr. Baker had been a resident of Rochester and vicinity since 1920. He was a member of Rochester Masonic Order.
Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Betty Jane [BAKER], both at home; his mother, Mrs. Mattie BAKER, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Ethel M. CAIN, Indianapolis; a brother, Virgil BAKER, Fulton, and several nieces and nephews.
Fneral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The rites will be in charge of the Masonic Order and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
The family requests the omission of flowers, but anyone so desiring may make donations to the Crippled Childrens Society of the Masonic Home through the Rochester Masonic lodge.
The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call after 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Addie Kepler
Final rites for Mrs. Addie KEPLER, 85, Argos, who died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital here, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN of Hebron will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery, southwest of Argos.
Mrs. Kepler had spent her entire life in Marshall county and for the past five years resided at 307 Apple street, Argos.
She was born April 20, 1870 to Pulaski and Letty (CLIFTON) WICKIZER in the Poplar Grove neighborhood. In 1893, she was married to William KEPLER, who preceded her in death in 1953. Mrs. Kepler was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church.
Survivors are two sons, Lewis KEPLER of Plymouth, and Guy KEPLER of R.R. 3, Argos; a dauhter Mrs. Helen HULLINGER, R.R. 2, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie HIATT, Rochester, and Mrs. Blanche LOWRY, Hibbard, Ind.; a brother Roy WICKIZER, near Culver; eight grandchildren and nineteen gret-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Merrill R. Murphy
Merrill R. MURPHY, infant son of Harold and Laura Belle (WILSON) MURPHY, of Mentone, died at birth at Woodlawn hospital Sunday. Besides the parents, the child is survived by its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George WILSON of near Kewanna.
Final rites were held at 2 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church officiated. Burial was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, January 31, 1956

John Paschall
John PASCHALL, 83, died at 11:15 a.m. today at his home 320 North Pontiac street. He had been critically ill since Sunday and in failing health for the past two years. Mr. Paschall was a retired carpenter. Funeral arrangements and a complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Mary Roberson
Final rites for Mrs. Mary ROBERSON, 87, who died Sunday morning in South Bend, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fry and Lange funeral home, Winamac. Mrs. Roerson was a former resident of Winamac.
She was born Jan. 27, 1869, in Pulaski county to Isaac and Martha SLONAKER. Mrs. Roberson was a member of the Winamac Christian church.
Among the survivors is a brother, Leonard SLONAKER, R.R. 3, Rochester.

Wednesday, February 1, 1956

John W. Paschall
John W. PASCHALL, 83, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at his home, 320 Pontiac street, this city. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered Sunday. He had been in failing health for over two years. His entire life had been spent in Rochester and vicinity.
A native of Fulton county, he was born Sept. 10, 1872, near Talma to Henry and Rachel (SIMCOKE) PASCHALL. On Aug. 6, 1897, he was married to Desse E. CRABBS in Rochester. The couple celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in 1955. Mr. Paschall was a retired carpenter and building contractor. He was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Mr. Paschall was associated for years with the Baldwin and Myers contractng firm and helped construct many of the residences and buildings in this city, including the Methodist and Evangelical churches.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Maleta) McELHENY, Peru; a sister, Mrs. Gladys ALLEN, Culver; four grandchildren, Mrs. Eli (Barbara) WYNN, Mrs. Richard (Nancy) DUZENBERRY and Richard NEWELL, all of Rochester; Richard McELHENY, Peru, and eight great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Manford (Lucille) NEWELL, preceded him in death in 1945.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, February 2, 1956

[no obits]

Friday, February 3, 1956

Fannie L. Anderson
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie L. ANDERSON, 94, who died Monday evening at High Point, N.C., will be held Sunday afternoon at the Foster funeral home, this city. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry. She was the widow of the late George R. ANDERSON.
Mrs. Anderson was born in Plainsville, O., Jan 17, 1862, the daughter of Sardis B. and Roxy D. YORK NYE. She came to High Point in March 1955 from Hawkinsville, Ga. Prior to coming here she lived in Indiana from 1889 to 1927, when she moved to Hawkinsville, Ga., to live with her son, Raymond N. ANDERSON.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Churh, Atlanta, Ga., Conference and was very active in W.C.T.U. for many years.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Georgia DILLON of High Point, N.C.; two sons, Raymond N. ANDERSON, Hawkinsville, Ga., and Joseph R. ANDERSON, Plmouth; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Saturday, February 4, 1956

Manard Zolman
Manard ZOLMAN, 41, Beaver Dam Lake, northeast of Akron, died at11 a.m. today in the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis. Mrs. Zolman was the former Erma MILLER of Atens. The body is being retrned to the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Monday, February 6, 1956

Earl Coplen
Earl COPLEN, 49, Warsaw, died at 11:50 a.m. Sunday in the Murphy Medical Center there where he had been a patient since Dec. 22. Death was attributd to a coronary occlusion. He had been a resident of Warsaw for 11 years, coming there from Burket.
He was born Feb. 22, 1906, at Rochester, the son of Lewis and Gertrude (McCLURE) COPLEN. At Columbia City on May 10, 1932, he was married to Doris KIRKENDALL. He had been an employee of the U. S. Postal Service for over 20 years, nine years as postmaster of Burket. Mr. Coplen was a member of the Warsaw Methodist church, the Elks Lodge and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association.
Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Martha Jo [COPLEN], both at home; two brothers, Don [COPLEN], Mission, Kan., and Kenneth [COPLEN], Tampa, Fla., and asister Mrs. Richard SMITH, Fort Wayne.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday EST at the McHatton funeral home, Warsaw. The Rev. A. F. HABGOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jesse C. Biddinger
Jesse Cleveland "Cleve" BIDDINGER, 71, 309 East 14th street, this city, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Jan. 29. His death resulted from a heart ailment. He had been a resident of this city since 1928.
A native of Fulton county, he was born Feb. 1, 1885, on a farm a mile and a half south of Leiters Ford. His parents were Jesse and Elizabeth (ROBERTSON) BIDDINGER. On Jan. 24, 1906, he was married to Margaret Pearl DURR at Leiters Ford. She preceded him in death April 12, 1950. Mr. Biddinger recently was appointed custodian of the Rochester City Hall. He was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Survivors are three children: Mrs. Eugene (Carol) LECHLER, Rochester; Robert BIDDINGER, Logansport and Kermit BIDDINGER, Rochester; three grandchildren: Frederick LECHLER, Rochester; Sharon and Joyce BIDDINGER, Chicago; three brothers, Carl BIDDINGER, this city; Clyde BIDDINGER, East Chicago, and Don BIDDINGER, San Diego, Cal., and one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Nellie) HINTON of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Harry SMITH of the Bethlehem Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Leitrs Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Maynard D. Zolman
Funeral services for [Maynard D.] ZOLMAN, 40, of Beaver Dam Lake, who died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Paul's E.U.B. church. The Rev. L. S. LONGENBAUGH and the Rev. Bevis HILL will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron,until 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Zolman was born May 10, 1915, at Claypool, to John and Priscilla (PARKER) ZOLMAN. In 1936, he was married to Irma [L.] MILLER. He was employed as a tool and die engineer and was a member of the United Brethren church of Yellow Creek Lake and the Elks Lodge of Warsaw.
Survivors are his wife and three children: Jeanne, Vernon and Jane [ZOLMAN], all at home; his mother, Mrs. Rosella ZOLMAN, Claypool; three sisters, Mrs. Donnabelle DRUDGE, R.R. 2, Claypool; Mrs. Nadeen CUMBERLAND, Bourbon, and Mrs. Ellen PHEBUS, Claypool, and two brothers, Wayne and Bernard ZOLMAN, Claypool. One brother preceded him in death.

Tuesday, February 7, 1956

Clarence A. Werner
Clarence A. WERNER, 60, 312 West Ninth street, this city, died at 6:30 a.m. today at the Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He had been a patient there since Jan. 18. He had been in failing health for over six months.
Mr. Werner retired in August, 1955, after serving 28 years as bulk agent for the Shell American Petroleum Company. His entire life had been lived in Rochester and vicinity.
He was born Sept. 11, 1895, in the Antioch neighborhood southwest of Rochester to James Martin and Anna (KRATHWOHL) WERNER. On Sept. 5, 1918, he was married to Ruth TOWNSEND at Rochester.
Mr. Werner was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
He was most active as a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge and was serving as Trustee and Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of the State of Indiana at the time of his death. He also was a member of the Mt. Horeb Encampment No. 24; Rochester Canton Barnett, No. 36, serving as clerk; the Rochester Masonic Order, where he was a Past Master, and the Rochester Lions Club.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Gene (Helen) THOMPSON, this city; four grandchildren; one brother, Loyd [WERNER], Peru; three sisters, Mrs. Talford (Sylvia) RICHARDSON, Rochestr; Mrs. Russell (Gertrude) OVERMYER and Mrs. Warren (Pearl) ACKENHUSEN, both of Mishawaka. A brother, Charles Frederick WERNER, and a sister, Clara Belle WERNER, preceded him in death.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baptist church. The Rev. Richard MITCHELL and the Rochester I.O.O.F. will have charge of the services. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Infant Hoffman
Infant HOFFMAN died at birth Monday night at Greenfield, Ohio. The baby boy is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vonald W. HOFFMAN, at Greenfield, Ohio and the grandfather, Chas. W. HOFFMAN of near Rochester.
Graveside services will be held 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemeterhy. The body is being returned to the Foster funeral home.

Wednesday, February 8, 1956

[no obits]

Thursday, February 9, 1956

Ida Sherbondy
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida SHERBONDY, 75, who died Tuesday morning in the Dukes hospital, Peru, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Eikenberry chapel in that city. The Rev. E. M. CORNELIUS will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.
For the past few years Mrs. Sherbondy had made her home with her son, Eldon, and his wife, North Judson. For several years she resided in Rochester with her son and daughter-in-law. She was a member of the Peru Christian church.
Survivors are three sons, Eldon [SHERBONDY], North Judson, Louis [SHERBONDY], Arvado, Colo., and Arthur [SHERBONDY], with the U. S. Marines at San Diego, Cal.; three grandchildren and three brothers, Hiram, John and William, all of Peru.

Friday, February 10, 1956

[no obits]

Saturday, February 11, 1956

Mae C. White
Mrs. Mae C. WHITE, 69, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at her home near Kewanna. Death which came suddenly was attributed to a heart attack.
She was born Oct. 1, 1886, at Hoopston, Ill., to James and Maria (ANDERSON) TYRRELL. On May 21, 1914 she was married to Theodore "Ted" WHITE at Logansport. She was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic Church of Kewanna.
Survivors are the husband at home; two sons, James and William [WHITE], of near Kewanna; two brothers, Michael TYRRELL, of Logansport and John TYRRELL, near Rocester; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. The Rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Final rites will be at 9:30 Monday at the Kewanna St. Ann's church with the Rev. Fr. James FITZGERALD officiating.

Monday, February 13, 1956

George M. Kelso
Funeral services for George M. KELSO, 61, Fort Wayne, who died Saturday night at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, were held this afternoon at a funeral home in Fort Wayne with the Rev. J. Luther FENG in charge. Burial was in the Prairie Grove cemetery.
Mr. Kelso was purchasing agent for the Magnavox Radio Corporation of Fort Wayne. He was a member of the St. Luke's Lutheran church of Fort Wayne and was a veteran of World War I.
Among the survivors is a brother, Wilbur KELSO, Jr., Culver.

Susan Darr
Funeral services for Mrs. Susan (DENNIS) DARR, R.R. 2, Rochester who died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Mildred ROBBINS of Plymouth, will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Robbins funeral home, Bourbon. The Rev. J. A. HORNICK of the Plymouth Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Darr, who had been residing with her granddaughter for the past three months, had been seriously ill for three weeks. For over 60 years she resided on the Darr farm two and a half miles northeast of this city.
She was born in Allen county, Feb. 28, 1868, and in 1890 was married to Isaac Newton DARR. Mr. Darr, who was a retired Erie Railroad engineer, died in 1951. Mrs. Darr was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Survivors are two grandchildren, Mrs. Maurice (Mildred) ROBBINS, Plymouth; and Mrs. William (Frances) Van DEREN, Indianapolis, and two great-grandchildren. Three children, Bernice BRUBAKER, Naomi and Vernon DARR, preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Robbins funeral home, Bourbon.

Tuesday, February 14, 1956

Otis W. Fish
Otis W. FISH, 77, died at 12:05 a.m. today at his home on West Broadway street, Argos. He had been in ill health for the past several months. All his life had been spent in Argos.
He was born June 3, 1878, in Argos, to Charles and Alice (CHAPMAN) FISH. In 1899, he was married to Carey May BOGARDUS, who preceded him in death in 1900. His second marriage was in 1903, to Charlotte May LAYMAN at Plymouth. Mr. Fish was a member of the Adventist church. For many years he was employed as a pattern maker for the Plymouth Foundry.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel BERGER, Argos, and Mrs. Vivian ANDREWS, Mesa, Ariz.; four sons, Clifford [FISH], Lakeville; Lloyd [FISH] Tekonsha, Mich.; and Chester and Dale [FISH], both of Rochestr; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Theresa CASLOW, Detroit; a brother, Ernest FISH, Plymouth. A twin daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Weldon McCOY and the Rev. Wayne TIPPY will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Richard Martin
Bourbon, Ind. (INS) --Richard MARTIN, 26, of Bourbon, Ind., was killed Monday night when his car skidded on ice and rolled on top of him after he was thrown to the highway.
The accident occurred near Bremen. Martin's car skidded on the ice, hit a utility pole and overturned.

Wednesday, February 15, 1956

Elizabeth Wilson
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON, 35, who ended her own life by carbon monoxide gas Monday in the family garage, 121 East Roosevelt Road, Center Township, South Bend, will be held at 2 p.m. CST Friday at the Emmaus Lutheran church, South Bend.
St. Joseph county sheriffs deputies said that Mrs. Wilson's body was found in the garage about noon Monday by her 13-year-old son, William, and that the motor of the car was running. The boy telephoned his father, Robert WILSON, who returned home from work and called authorities.
Officers said that a suicide note left by Mrs. Wilson was found in a strong box in the home.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Anchor, Ill., Nov. 27, 1921 and was married in Rochester, June 20, 1940 where Mr. Wilson was manager of the Wilson Coal and Grain Company Elevator at Lakeville. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Emmaus Lutheran church.
Survivors are the husband, one son, William [WILSON], a daughter, Roberta Jamie [WILSON], all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude BEATTY, Logansport and Mrs. Rose WICHMANN, Westville, N. J., and brother, Harold WICHMAN, Logansport.

Dr. George H. Van Kirk
Funeral services of Dr. George H. Van KIRK, who died Tuesday evening in a Lafayette hospital, were held at 2 p.m. today at his home in Kentland, Ind.
Dr. Van Kirk, who was 76 years of age, is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Earl LAWSON of R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Clarence CASTLEMAN, of R.R. 1, Kewanna; his brother-in-law, Charles CAMPBELL and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ulysses LEITER, both of Rochester.

Friday, February 17, 1956

Pearl West
Mrs. Myron BERKHEISER and Mrs. Estil CARTER received word of the death of their aunt, Mrs. Pearl WEST, 200 Highland avenue, Battle Creek, Mich.
She was born in this city May 9, 1890 to Michael and Julia EASTERDAY.
Surviving are her husband, Clarence WEST at home, and a brother, Elmer EASTERDAY of Marion, Ind. Two sisters, Mrs. Nina GIBBONS and Mrs. May CHAMBERLAIN preceded her in death.

Franklin E. Carithers
Franklin E. CARITHERS, 71, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Death was from peritonitis, caused by a ruptured appendix. He had been ill since Monday. All his life had been spent in the vicinity of Lake Manitou, where he was engaged in farming.
He was born in 1884, on a farm east of Rochester to Hiram and Melissa Josephine (COLLINS) CARITHERS. On Nov. 3, 1922, he was married to Myrtle DOYLE at Rochester. She preceded him in death June 26, 194. Mr. Carithers was engaged in farming on R.R. 2, and was an active worker in various conservation projects in this vicinity. He was a member of the Rochestr Loyal Order of Moose.
Survivors are a son, Franklin E. CARITHERS, Jr., Indian Orchard, Mass.; a step-son, John N. DOWNS, New York City; three step-daughters, Mrs. Albert McCLOUGHAN, Rochester; Mrs. D. C. MILBURN, Canton, O., and Mrs. Ben VAUGHN, Chicago; nine grandchildren; a brother, Albert CARITHERS, Argos, and a sister, Mrs. Walt BROOKER, Rochester. A sister, Mrs. Fred MOORE, preceded him in death June 7, 1951.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Jessie YOUNG of Rochester will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, February 18, 1956

John M. Medary
Peru, Ind. -- Funeral services for John M. MEDARY, 77, will be at 2 o'clock Monday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home. Burial will be in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Medary died at 7:30 a.m. Friday at his home 218 West Tenth steet, following a five-week illness.
He was born July 1, 1878, in Fulton county to Albert and Susan MEDARY. His first marriage was to Flora Mae WESTWOOD, who preceded in death. In 1947, he married Pauline BUSBEE. Mr. Medary was a member of the Moose lodge and the Literary Aid society.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters and four sons, Mrs. Lynn WILSON, Logansport, Mrs. Leo BROWN, Peru; John [MEDARY], Fulton; Lyman [MEDARY], Peru; Donald [MEDARY], Michigan; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Clarence WINGARD, Mrs. Zelbert PHILLIPS and Mrs. Verlin METTLER, all of Peru; a stepson, Calvin BUSBEE, Rich Valley; twenty-one grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Monday, February 20, 1956

Hattie Shamp
Hattie SHAMP, 64, Warsaw, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the Bradbury nursing home there. She had been in failing health for 15 months. For the past 36 years she had been a resident of Warsaw and also had resided in Rochester for nine years.
She was born in Akron, March 11, 1891. Her husband, Albert EMMONS, to whom she was married in 1911, preceded her in death in 1951.
Surviving are a son, Devon LeRoy EMMONS, Warsaw, and a sister, Mrs. Fred LAMB, Huntington. Five sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at the McHatton funeral home, Warsaw. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Claude Williams
Mrs. Claude WILLIAMS, formerly of the Burton community, died at 8 a.m. today in Memorial hospital, South Bend. Mrs. Bessie VOORHEES, of this city, is a sister of the deceased.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Myrtle M. Outcelt
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle M. OUTCELT, 71, Mentone, were held at 2 p.m. today in the Johns funeral home. The Rev. Irwin OLSON, of the Mentone Baptist church, officiated. Burial was in the Palestine cemetery.
Mrs. Outcelt died Friday afternoon at her home in Mentone following a three-year illness.

Tuesday, February 21, 1956

Ethel T. Williams
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel T. WILLIAMS, 56, South Bend, who died Monday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. CST Thursday in the Hollis funeral home in that city. The Rev. Ralph M. JONES, pastor of River Park Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.
Ethel T., daughter of William and Emma (WALTERS) BALDWIN, was born in Fulton county, July 11, 1899. She was married in Knox in 1927 to Claude WILLIAMS. Mrs. Williams was a member of Mount Hope Metodist church.
Survivors are her husband, at home, 521 South 31st street, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Bernice H. HENDERSON and Mrs. Bessie M. VOORHEES, both of Rochester, and a brother, William J. BALDWIN, South Bend.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, February 22, 1956

Sarah Brugh
Mrs. Sarah BRUGH, died at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy CLEAR, 900 Wheeling street, Muncie. She had been in failing health for two months.
She was born Nov. 7, 1868, in Fulton county to Thomas and Rebecca (MOORE) MONESMITH, and in 1883, was married to Edward BRUGH. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Brugh was a member of the Peru Christian church.
The following children survive: Emory [BRUGH], White Plains, N.Y.; Lou [BRUGH], Indianapolis; Naldo [BRUGH], Kankakee, Ill.; Mrs. William REUSS, Blue Island, Ill.; Mrs. CLEAR and Mrs. P. FOUNTAIN, Peru; twelve grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. A brother, sister and a son preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru. The Rev. Avery MILEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lisbeth Ann Boone
Lisbeth Ann BOONE, nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John BOONE of Anderson, died Feb. 14, at 9:10 a.m. in the St. John's Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday at Baker Brothers Funeral Home in Anderson. Burial was made in Memorial Park cemetery, Anderson.
The child had been ill for the past four months. Last October her arm had been removed at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minn., because of cancer. She recovered temporarily, but was tken to St. John's' hospital 10 days before her death. She was a fourth grade student at Park Place school in Anderson.
The fathe is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl BOONE of Akron, former owners of Rock Lake Rollercade, who have been in Anderson with their son and family for the past three weeks.

Carl F. Pflueger, Sr.
Rochester friends late Tuesday received word of the death of Carl Fred PFLUEGER, Sr., 70, which occurred Tuesday morning at his home, 26 East 14th street, St. Regis Apartments, Indianapolis.
An employee of the Indianapolis Tent and Awning Company, all of his life had been spent in Indianapolis. His wife was the former Hazel Hoover NICODEMUS, daughter of the late Mrs. Agnes NICODEMUS, this city. Mr. Pflueger was a member of the Lutheran church.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one son, Carl Frederick [PFLUEGER], Jr. a brother, William PFLUEGER, both of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Anna LUTZ, Tipton, and two granddaghters.
Final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. EST Friday in the Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek Mortuary, Indianapolis. Burial will be in an Indianapolis cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, February 23, 1956

Mrs. Donald C. Fisher
Rochester relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. Donald C. FISHER, Berrien Springs, Mich., which oiccurred Wednesday at an Ann Arbor, Mich., hospital. Mrs. Fisher is a sister-in-law of Mrs. D. C. ANDERSON and Mrs. Don RENO of this city.

Betty Lou Ousley
Betty Lou OUSLEY, 13, died at 5 a.m. today at her home in the Green Oak community, southeast of this city. The little girl had been in failing health for three years from a heart ailment.
She was born May 14, 1944 at Prestonburg, Ky. to Hiram and Inez OUSLEY. The family moved to Green Oak seven years ago. Betty Lou was a student of the Fulton school.
Surviving are the parents; a sister, Bonnie [OUSLEY], at home; four [sic] brothers, Egal [OUSLEY], R.R. 1, Kewanna; Norman, Eugene, Ralph and Thomas [OUSLEY], all at home; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Whitten REFFETT, Kewanna and Mrs. Ben OUSLEY, at Peru.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fulton Baptist church. The Rev. R. L. TURNER and the Rev. James REFFETT will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. It will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Friday, February 24, 1956

William O. Cox
Funeral services for William Orville "Pop" COX, 79, formerly of Winamac, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at he Wilson Chapel, with burial in the New Crown cemetery. He died Wednesday night at the St. Vincent hospital, Indianapolis.
He was born June 17, 1876, near Kewanna, to Rufus and Mary POTTS COX. For several ears he taught school in Pulaski county and also in Deerfield. Later, he was employed as a carpenter and cabinet maker in Indianapolis. Mr. Cox was a member of the New York Street E.U.B. church and the International Upholsterers Union.
He was first married to Emily BREWER and they were the parents of two daughters, Mrs. Charles KINNEY, Indianapolis, and Mrs. George POTTS, Hobart.
Survivors are his second wife, Minnie COX; the two daughters; a sister, Mrs. Emma SMITH, Winamac; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Oswald C. Zimmerman
Oswald C. ZIMMERMAN, 61, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the home of his daughter, a mile north of Akron, where he had been residing for the past two weeks. He had been in failing health for several years.
Practically all his life had been spent in Hammond, where he owned a hotel.
He was born in Winnipeg, Canada, Jan. 21, 1895. His parents were Jacob and Selma (KANOWSKY) ZIMMERMAN. In Novemer, 1915, he was married to Josephine DURBIN, who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Ola SHOEMAKER, Akron, and Ellen TEACH, Chicago; two sons, Edward [ZIMMERMAN], with the U.S. Air Corps in Pennsylvania, and Wayne [ZIMMERMAN], Chicao; a sister, Mrs. Frank CALL, Hammond, and fifteen grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 25, 1956

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Monday, February 27, 1956

Aaron William Burk
Aaron William BURK, 67, of Kewanna, died Saturday at 3:30 p.m. of injuries sustained last Monday when his pickup truck was hit by a west bound Chesapeake and Ohio railroad freight train, at the north side of Kewanna.
With Burk's death, Fulton county coroner Dr. Dean STINSON, started an investigation into incidents surrounding the fatal crash. Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, today said he had been advised that the train crew violated no law in leaving the accident scene.
The accident occurred at 9:08 a.m. but the sheriff's office was not notified until 10:20 a.m. By that time a work train had cleared the track of wreckage and the train continued on its way.
Burk sustained a fractured skull, fractures to both legs and was reported in a state of shock until his death at Woodlawn hospital on Saturday afternoon. His truck was hurled approximately 70 feet from the point of impact and wreckage was scattered along the right of way for some 200 yards.
A native of Indiana, Burk came to Kewanna from Winamac 25 years ago where he first farmed and then later hired out as a laborer. He is survived by the widow, Addie [BURK].
Other survivors include two daughters, Mary CORRIE, Marseilles, Ill., and Mildred DEMOREST, Cleveland, O., a son, Donald [BURK], Kewanna; a brother, Sam BURK, California; two sisters, Mrs. Mary GATCHELL and Mrs. Ida WORK, both of Colorado, and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac, with the Rev. Robert BELT officiating. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery at Winamac.

Otto Kath
Otto KATH, 67, of the Tiosa community died at 9 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in ill health for three years. He had resided near Tiosa for three years.
He was born Dec. 10, 1888, at Chesterton, Ind., to Charles and Emma KATH. On Sept. 9, 1922, he was married to Carmen PALMER at Tiosa. Mr. Kath was a retired electrician. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church of Chesteerton, Chapter 6 of the D.A.V., South Bend, and the Rochester American Legion.
Survivors are his wife, at home; five sisters, Mrs. Amelia MARCO, Philadelphia; Mrs. Elsie SCOTT, Hammond; Mrs. Clara CISS, Chesterton; Mrs. Mamie DAGSVIK, Chicago and Mrs. Emma BOI, Gary.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Wayne SWIHART of Valparaiso will officiate and burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery. The American Legion post will give its rites at the graveside.

Elliot W. Young
Funeral services for Elliot Warren YOUNG, 71, of South Bend were held Friday afternoon at the Forest G. Hay Funeral Home in that city. Mr. Young, a former resident of Rochester, had resided in South for the past 30 years. He was a retired Studebaker-Packard employee.
Mr. Young was born July 16, 1884 in Yarmouth, Mass. In 1909 he was married to Alice SLUSHER in Rochester.
Surviving besides the widow are a son, Warren [YOUNG], South Bend; three grandsons and two sisters, Mrs. Wilma MAGUIRE, Oxford, Ind., and Mrs. Anna RIGGS, Middleboro, Mass.
Burial was in the Southlawn cemetery, South Bend.

Louise Brugh
Mrs. Louise BRUGH, 60, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at her farm home near Akron. She had been in failing health for three years. Mrs. Brugh had resided in the Argos community for the past 10 years, coming there from South Bend. She had also lived in Logansport for several years.
The daughter of Henry and Anna (SMITH) LIDGARD, she was born May 25, 1895 at Star City. On Jan. 31, 1913 she was married to John BRUGH at Winamac. Mrs. Brugh was a member of the Methodist church, the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid and the W.S.C.S. of Gilead.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie COLE, and Mrs. Bettie HOFFMAN, both of Mishawaka; two sons, Donald [BRUGH], South Bend, and Gale [BRUGH], Logansport; fifteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha JUMP, Kewanna; Mrs. Ruth ZEIDER, Star City and Mrs. Grace HERRICK, Logansport.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, with the Rev. Edward BOASE officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank Neeves
Mrs. Dean NIGHTLINGER has received word of the death of her step-father, Frank NEEVES, which occurred at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harvey PARK, of Hazelcrest, Ill.
Mr. Neeves was a resident of Rochester for 25 years, making his home on the west side of Lake Manitou.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hazelcrest. Burial will be in Chrisman, Ill., 2 p.m. Wednesday with graveside services.
Mr. and Mrs. Nightlinger will attend the rites at Chrisman.

Mrs. R. G. Stucker
Mrs. R. G. STUCKER, 88, former resident of Gilead and North Manchester, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at her home in Bath, N.Y., where she had lived for the past 25 years.
Her husband, Romey C. STUCKER, died in April 1923.
Survivors are two sons, Lorin [STUCKER]. Akron, amd Ernest [STUCKER], Bath, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Jasper WOLF, Holly of the Hills, Fla.; one grandson; a granddaughter; one great-grandchild; two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Loren Stucker residence, Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Lawn cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call at the Lorin Stucker home after noon Tuesday.

Rosa R. Williams
Mrs. Rosa Rosetta WILLIAMS died at 2 a.m. today at her residence 620 Van Buren street, Peru. She had been in failing health for the past year.
She was born March 26, 1876 in Fulton county to J. H. and Sophia HAGEN KRATHWOHL. Her husband, Loren WILLIAMS, to whom she was married in 1901 died in 1953. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Nazarene church.
Surviving are two sons, Ralph and William [WILLIAMS], Peru; a broter, John KRATHWOHL and four grandchildren.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Drake-Flowers [funeral home], Peru. The Rev. Russell SHALLEY will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Weasaw cemetery.

Wilbur H. Landis
Wilbur Henry LANDIS, 62, of Argos, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been critically ill for 10 days from a heart ailment. He had been a resident of Argos for the past year. He had resided in Rochester 10 years and a few years in Akron.
The son of Israel and Laura (HITE) LANDIS, he was born April 21, 1893 on a farm three miles northeast of Akron. In June 1941 he was married to Nerla WALTERS.
He is survived by his wife, and the following children, Howard [LANDIS], Akron; Mrs. Esther SMITH, Akron; Arthur [LANDIS], Leesburg; Willis [LANDIS], East Chicago; Mrs. Vera GRANT, Lexington, Ky.; Mrs. Helen COPLEN, Warsaw; Dick [LANDIS], Warsaw; Bob [LANDIS], Naperville, Ill.; Mrs. Norma JAMISON, Burket; Don [LANDIS], Warsaw; step-children, Mrs. Kathleen LONG, South Bend; Mrs. Maude RAGER, Warsaw; Earl WALTERS, Monticallo; Mrs. Betty LESH, Warsaw; Robert WALTERS, Decatur; Mrs. Donnabelle NEFF, Mishawaka; ten step-grandchildren.
The following brothers and sisters also survive, Dow LANDIS and Ted LANDIS, both of Akron; Mrs. Elsie SIMPSON, Mishawaka; Mrs. Ethel BUCHER, Silver Lake and Mrs. Jessie PAXTON, Akron.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday 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 Moyer-Haupert funeral home after two p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 28, 1956

Daisy M. Locke
Mrs. Daisy M. LOCKE, of Fulton, died at 10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Funeral arrangements will be published in Wednesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Zena E. Hess
Mrs. Zena E. HESS, 69, of 202 North Maple street, Argos, died at 9 p.m. Monday in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient since Sunday morning. Death was attributed to a heart seizure. All of her life had been lived in Akron with exception of three years in Oregon.
Since 1943, Mrs. Hess had been employed as a clerk in the Schoonover store at Argos.
The daughter of Charles A. and Bertha I. (MILLER) BOGGS, she was born May 13, 1886, near Argos. She was married to F. Porter HESS on Sept. 5, 1914. He preceded in death Sept. 18, 1932. Mrs. Hess was a member of Argos Methodist church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Izaak Walton League auxiliary of Argos.
Surviving are two sons, Gerald M. [HESS], Argos, and F. Charles [HESS], Muncie; four grandchildren; two sisters, Zita A. BOGGS, Argos, and Mrs. Helen WICKIZER, Shelbyville, Ind., and her mother, Mrs. Bertha I. BOGGS, Argos.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 7 p.m. today, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Edward BOASE will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Margaret L. Rhodes
Mrs. Margaret Lucille RHODES, 44, wife of Don RHODES of near Metea, died at 8:05 p.m. Monday in the Memorial hospital, Logansport.
She was born Oct. 4, 1914, in Fulton county to Clarence and Nellie BERKSHIRE PHERSON. A graduate of the Metea high school, she was married to Don Rhodes, June 24, 1933. Mrs. Rhodes was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband; a son, Jack [RHODES] with the U. S. Air Force in Germany; a daughter, Sondra [RHODES], at home; her mother, Mrs. Nellie PHERSON, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur YOUNG of Twelve Mile.
The body rests at the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, February 29, 1956

Roscoe Keller
Roscoe KELLER, 62, of 214 Euclid avenue, Peru, died at his home at 2 a.m. today. He had been in failing health for the past three years. Mr. Keller, who had resided in Peru for 56 years, operated the Keller body shop in that city.
He was born Dec. 12, 1893 at Macy, to Charles and Emma (CLINGENPEEL) KELLER. His wife, the former Gathel TEABOLT, whom he married in 1914, survives. He was a member of the St. Paul E.U.B. church, the Eagles and Moose lodges and the Literary Air society, of Peru.
Other survivors are the following children: Mrs. Vivian TILLETT, Mrs. Lyman COVER, both of Peru; Mrs. Bruce NEWMAN, Ferndale, Mich.; a brother, Francis KELLER, Fort Wayne; two sisters,, Mrs. Joseph ARMSTRONG, and Mrs. Cora RHOHER, both of Marion, Ind.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Robert WAGONER, of this city is a granddaughter of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru. The Rev. Chas. G. KRAMER will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Daisy M. Locke
Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy M. LOCKE, of Fulton, who died Tuesday morning at Woodlawn hospital, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton Baptist church. The Rev. R. L. TURNER will officiate and interment will be in the mausoleum at Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo.
A resident of Fulton community for over 40 years, she was born June 1, 1877, near Brownstown, Ill. Her parents were Martin and Louisa (SIDVILL) WORKMAN. On Dec. 28, 1899, she was married to Dr. William H. LICHTENWALTER, who died June 12, 1903. Her second marriage was to William LOCKE, March 16, 1913.
Mrs. Locke was a member of the Fulton Baptist church, the Fulton O.E.S. and the Royal Neighbors of Kokomo.
Survivors are her husband; one son, Myrt LICHTENWALTER, Chicago; two granddaughters, Ruth Janet LUCAS and Myrl Annette [LICHTENWALTER], Chicago; two great-grandchildren and a brother, Frank WORKMAN, Kokomo.
The O.E.S. services will be given at 8 p.m. tonight at the Ditmire chapel, Fulton.

Rose Kiser
Mrs. Rose KISER, 68, of Akron, died at 1:15 a.m. today at the St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago. She had been seriously ill for four months. Mrs. Kiser had been a resident of Akron for 26 years coming there from East Chicago.
She was born March 17, 1887 at Wabash, Ind., to Jacob and Catherine HALL. In 1905 she was married to Homer KISER at Wabash. Mrs. Kiser was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the O.E.S. and the O.E.S. Shrine, the Mothers Study club and the Akron Home Ec club.
Survivors are the husband, at home; a son, Harold KISER, Hammond; two granddaughters; three sisters, Mrs. Freda JACKSON, Klamath Falls, Ore,; Miss Hattie LEE, Hot Springs, rk, and Mrs. Margaret STRAUS, Waterton, Iowa; two brothers, R. J. and Thomas BALL, East Chicago. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Margaret Rhodes
Final rites for Mrs. Margaret RHODES will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Metea Baptist church with the Rev. Harry RAE in charge. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton

Bertha A. Rouch
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha A. ROUCH, 81, will be held at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Kenneth LACKEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Rouch, daughter of George and Mary FRAIN GRAFFIS, was born Sept. 22, 1875, at Star City. Her husband, James E. ROUCH, preceded her in death. Mrs. Rouch was a member of the Kewanna Christian church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Grace MITCHELL, Winamac; two sons, Otto and Errett [ROUCH], Royal Center; two brothers, Earl and Thomas GRAFFIS, Kewanna, and five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Thursday, March 1, 1956

Elmer A. Heltzel
Akron. -- Final rites for Elmer A. HELTZEL, 76, will be at two o'clock Sunday at the Gilead Methodist church of which he was a member.
The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to his residence three miles south of here where friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Wayne ELLER will officiate at rites and burial will be in Akron cemetery.
His death at 7:30 a.m. Thursday occurred at the home of his son, Marvin, five miles northeast of here.
A farmer, and resident of the Akron and Gilead communities most of his life, he was a native of Illinois. He was born there Sept. 25, 1879, the son of Edward and Anna HELTZEL.
His marriage on Feb. 3, 1907 was to the former Lillian DAWSON, who died in Feb. 1953. Surviving children are: Marvin and Gordon [HELTZEL], of here; Col. William HELTZEL, Ft. Monmouth, N.J.; Maj. Lester HELTZEL, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; Dr. Arthur HELTZEL, Hopkinsville, Ky.; Mrs. Amy SISULAK, Riverside, Ill.; Mrs. Ethel MILLER, Logansport; eleven grandchildren; one brother, Melvin [HELTZEL], Corning, Calif.

Friday, March 2, 1956

Corp. Dean R. Crabb
The body of a Fulton county Korean war victim, Corporal Dean R. CRABB, son of Ray R. CRABB, Kewanna, arrived in that town this morning and was taken to the Harrison funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kewanna Baptist church. Burial will be in the Lake Bruce cemetery.
Dean entered the service May 17, 1951, received his training at Camp Chaffee, Ark., and was sent to Korea, Oct. 9, 1951. He was reported missing in action, Feb. 19, 1952, when the C-46 transport in which he was an aerial gunner was shot down in North Korea, in the vicinity of Samdac-ri.
For some time it was believd he might be a prisoner of the Communists, but later was presumed dead. On Jan. 18, this year, his father was notified that his son was officially declared dead and that his body since recovered was being returned to the States. Corporal Crabbs was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.
He was born Dec. 31, 1929, at Kewanna to Ray H. and Ruby CRABB. Dean graduated from Kewanna high school in 1947 and later from the South Bend College of Commerce. He was a member of the Lutheran church of South Bend. On Aug. 19, 1950, he was married to Dolores GLASSFORD at South Bend.
Also surviving is his father, Ray R. CRABB, Kewanna. His mother died Oct. 20, 1954.

Saturday, March 3, 1956

Arthur E. Parkhurst
Arthur E. PARKHURST, 66, R.R. 3, Argos, died suddenly at 3 p.m. Friday at the office of a Bourbon physician, where he had gone for a check-up. Death was caused by a heart seizure which followed a similar attack suffered earlier in the day at his home, two miles southwest of Argos. He had lived in the Argos community all his life.
The son of John and Alice (BAKER) PARKHURST, he was born May 29, 1883, near Argos. On Sept. 19, 1917, he was married to Mary Ruth DENIE at Plymouth. For many years Mr. Parkhurst was employed as a crossing watchman for the Nickel Plate railroad at Plymouth. He was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are his wife, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Alice SHENEFIELD, Argos; a son, Alfred E. PARKHURST, Rochester; three grandchildren, and two brothers, Guy and Ronald PARKHURST, Argos.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Dale HAMILTON of Gilead in charge. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Flora E. Feikert
Mrs. Flora Emma FEIKERT, 84, died at 6 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bess MIDDLETON, Argos. Mrs. Feikert had resided in Argos and vicinity for the past 57 years.
She was born Nov. 6, 1871, in Ohio to Y. O. and Mary (WHALEY) YATES. Her husband, William FEIKERT, to whom she was married Oct. 1, 1889, preceded her in death Oct. 30, 1947. Mrs. Feikert was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bess MIDDLETON and Mrs. Mary CASTLEMAN, both of Argos, and Mrs. Mildred GREENLEE, Plymouth; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Robert WHITEHEAD of the Christian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Charles Miller
Charles M. MILLER, 85, retired farmer, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday at his home, five miles east of Akron. He had been in failing health for over four years. All his life had been spent in the vicinity of Akron.
He was born Jan. 17, 1871, near Akron to Pete and Elizabeth (ARTER) MILLER. In 1894, he was married to Cora PERRY, who died in 1937. His second marriage was to Rosea FLOOR in 1938. Mr. Miller was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one daughter, Doris LUKENS, Peru; three sons, Arthur [MILLER], Goshen; Russell [MILLER], at home, and Frienda [MILLER], Akron; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Charles SMOKER, Akron.
Also surviving are the following step-children: Mrs. Elizabeth REED, North Manchester; Ernest FLOOR, Dowagiac, Mich.; Roy FLOOR, South Bend; Levi FLOOR, Mishawaka; Gail FLOOR, Peru; Ira FLOOR, Milwaukee, Wis., and Delbert FLOOR, Peru; thirty-eight step-grandchildren and forty step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Silver Creek church. The Revs. Levi HILL and Victor YEAGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home to the Miller residence at 5 p.m. today where friends may call. It will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Monday, March 5, 1956

Anne Conrad
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Akron Church of God for Mrs. Anne CONRAD, 30-year-old wife of the church's pastor, the Rev. Harold CONRAD. She died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital here aftera five weeks' illness.
The Rev. John H. KANE of Anderson will officiate at the rites, assisted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron. The body will be taken after the Akron services to the Busch funeral home, 4234 Pearl road, Cleveland, O. Further rites will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Pearl Road Church of God with interment to follow in the Brooklyn cemetery in Cleveland.
Callers may pay their respects at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. The body will be taken to the Church of God at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to lie in state an hour prior to the services.
Mrs. Conrad has resided in Akron for the past 3 1/2 years, when her husband answered a call to the Church of God as assistant. He later became pastor when the Rev. Slaybaugh resigned. Prior to that time, the Conrads lived in Anderson for five years.
Mrs. Conrad was born Nov. 25, 1925, in Detroit, to Samuel and Tatano CHERNOWSKI and was married July 10, 1948, in Cleveland. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Also surviving are three children, Deborah, Loren and Rebecca [CONRAD], all at home; her mother, Cleveland, one sister, Alice SHIELDS, Cleveland, and three brothers, Constantine, Peter and Anthony [CHERNOWSKI], all of Cleveland.

Lillie Chapman
Final rites for Mrs. Lillie CHAPMAN, 66, Monterey, were held at the Methodist church in that city this afternoon. The Rev. Lewis HASKELL officiated and burial was in the Riverbank cemetery, Pulaski county. Mrs. Chapman died Friday after a year's illness.
She was born in Pulaski county on Feb. 15, 1890, to Ulysses and Amanda CAREY. She was married in 1912 to Gilford CHAPMAN. Mrs. Chapman was a member of the Mentone Methodist church and the Fulton County Home Demonstration club.
Surviving are the husband; three sons, Wayne, Lester and Donald [CHAPMAN], all of Winamac; a daughter, Mrs. Robert LOUGH, Anderson, and a brother, Floyd CAREY, Bass Lake.

Nancy Jackson
Mrs. Nancy JACKSON, 79, died at 2:15 a.m. today at the home of her son, Otis JACKSON, 502 Clayton street, this city. She had been ill for the past four months. She had been a resident of Rochester for eight years, moving here from Fulton.
The daughter of Stephen and Eliza Jane SUTTON was born Feb. 22, 1877, near Winamac. On March 4, 1895, she was married to Albert JACKSON, who died Jan. 7, 1949. Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church.
Surviving are four sons, Otis and Luther JACKSON, Rochester; Clarence and Urbin JACKSON, Fulton; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. The Rev. Ericus FOOR will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 6, 1956

Edith Carlson
Rochester friends were shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Gilman T. [Edith] CARLSON, of R.R. 6, Rochester, which occurred at 10 a.m. today in the Wesley Memorial Clinic, 3202 North Meridian street, Indianapolis. Mrs. Carlson underwent surgery on March 1. She had been in failing health for the past year.
She was employed several years as a teacher of music in the schools of this vicinity and was director of the Rochester Christian Church choir. Mrs. Carlson was also active in many other organizations throughout the county. She had been a resident of this commnity for 15 years, coming here from near Graymount, Ill.
She was born Sept. 4, 1904 at Flanagan, Ill. to John and Anna (STRETCH) LINNEMAN, now of 1029 Main street, this city. On Aug. 4, 1929, she was married to Gilman T. CARLSON at Flanagan, Ill. Mrs. Carlson was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Survivors are the husband, at home; three sons, John Gilman and James [CARLSON], at home, and Richard Lynn [CARLSON] in the U. S. Marine Corps, California; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara JONES, Indianapolis; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John LINNEMAN; a sister, Mrs. Martin E. (Mary Louise) NORDBERG, Corning, N.Y., and two nieces and one nephew.
Mrs. Carlson has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where final arrangements are pending.

Wednesday, March 7, 1956

Edith Carlson
Funeral services for Mrs. Gilman T. [Edith] CARLSON, 49, who died Tuesday morning at Indianapolis, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Christian church. The Rev. James KIMSEY, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The name of a surviving brother, John Albert LINNEMAN, Dayton, O., was omitted in the report of her death. Mrs. Carlson was a graduate of Northwestern University.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Thursday, March 8, 1956

Ida Mae Bennett
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Mae BENNETT, 87, of Metea, who died Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith ZIEG of Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Metea church. The Revs. Harry REA and Raymond SKELTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.
She was born Sept. 3, 1868, in Cass county. Her parents were Isaac and Nancy BOWLES. Her husband, Alonzo BENNETT, preceded her in death. Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Fletchers Lake Methodist church but attended the Metea Baptist church for the last 40 years. She was a charter member of the Bethlehem Township Home Demonstration club and the Ladies Missionary Society of the Metea church.
Survivors are two sons and two daughters: Charles BENNETT, R.R. 5, Logansport; Richard BENNETT, Metea; Mrs. C. E. RHODES, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Edith ZIEG, Logansport. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton.

Friday, March 9, 1956

Charlotte Shields
It was learned here today of the passing of Mrs Roy [Charlotte] SHIELDS, 3710 Grovenor, Golden Hill, Indianapolis, at her home Feb. 25. Her husband, who survives, was born and reard in Rochester, coming from a pioneer family. He is 80 years of age and is confined to his home with a heart ailment.
The funeral was held Feb. 28 at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church with burial at Crown Hill in Indianapolis.
She was the former Charlotte PADDOCK and was born in Bay City, Wis., but spent most of her life in the Hoosier capital. She was a newspaper writer for a number of years and attended Herron Art Institute.
The Shields in recent years celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. There were no children.

Gordon Sallee
Gordon SALLEE, 76, died at 3:45 a.m. today at his home in Akron. He had been seriously ill for two weeks. Mr. Sallee moved to Akron seven months ago from Converse. He was a retired painter.
He was born March 16, 1879, to Charles and Margaret (STEEL) SALLEE. In 1903, he was married to Margaret HANCOCK of Waddy, Ky. Mr. Sallee was a member of the Southside Christian church, Kokomo, the Eagles Lodge and the Veterans of the Spanish-American War organization of that city.
Survivors are his wife, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Basil (Florence) ENNIS, Akron; two sons, William [SALLEE], Kokomo, and Charles Dick [SALLEE], New Orleans; three sisters, Mrs. W. R. BUTLER, Mrs. Fred PRESTON and Mrs. Farah CLARK, all of Shelbyville, Ky.; one brother, Charles [SALLEE], Lexington, Ky., and eleven grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Akron Church of God, with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home at Akron to the residence where friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday. It also will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Saturday, March 10, 1956

Sophia Henning
Sophia HENNING, 89, a native of Sweden, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday at her home five miles southeast of Rochester after three-year illness.
Born in Sweden on Oct. 14, 1866, Mrs. Henning came to Fulton county 36 years ago from Benton county. She was married Feb. 14, 1900, in Oxford, Ind., to Charles HENNING, who died in 1951.
Surviving are two children, Rudolph HENNING, South Bend, and Mrs. Alfreda DeWEESE, at home; two grandsons, one great-granddaughter and a half-sister, Miss Amanda ANDERSON, Indianapolis. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Richard DICKSON of the Church of the Nazarene will officiate and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Monday, March 12, 1956 to Tuesday, March 13, 1956

[no obits]

Wednesday, March 14, 1956

Earl H. Leininger
Earl H. LEININGER, well known Akron merchant, died early today at his home in that city. Mr. Leininger was a lifetime resident of Akron.
He was the son of Dan and Angeline (HARTUNG) LEININGER.
Survivors are the wife; a son Bill LEININGER, Chicato; daughter, Mrs. Peggy FERREY, Palo Alto, Cal.; one grandson; three brothers, Willis, Lew and Roy [LEININGER], all of Akron. One brother preceded him in death. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Gertrude D. Blakely
Mrs. Gertrude [D.] BLAKELY, 64, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, where she had been a patient since Nov. 30. She had been in ill health for four years, and in a serious condition for the last four months. Practically all her life had been spent in Rochester and vicinity.
She was born Jan. 6, 1892, in Fulton county. Her parents were Taylor and Clara (KING) [JEFFERIES]. On March 6, 1925, she was married to Albert J. BLAKELY in Chicago. Mrs. Blakely was a member of the Methodist church and the Rochester Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors are the husband, at home; a half-sister, Mrs. Walter SWEET, California, and two nephews, Lavoy MONTGOMERY, Talma, and Barr MONTGOMERY, Rushville. Two half-brothers, Omer MONTGOMERY and Harley MONTGOMERY, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Dr. Claude YOUNG will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Thursday, March 15, 1956

Earl H. Leininger
Funeral services for Earl H. LEININGER, Akron merchant who died early Wednesday at his home, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at his residence. The Revs. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Mr. Leininger was a member of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias lodges of Akron.
The names of two sisters, Mrs. Pearl STONER and Mrs. [Faye L.] SMITH, both of Akron, were omitted in the Wednesday report of Mr. Leininger's death.
Friends may call at the residence.
[NOTE: Earl H. Leininger was a twin of Pearl Stoner. -- WCT]

Pearl F. Irvine
Mrs. Pearl Florence IRVINE, 59, Fairview Heights, Lake Manitou, R.R. 2, died at 4 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Monday. She had been in failing health for several years. Mrs. Irvine had been a resident of Rochester since 1917, coming here from Peru.
She was born at Denver, Ind., June 1, 1896, to Andrew J. and Alvirda (WHITEMAN) BIGGS. She was married to Ernest IRVINE at Peru, April 12, 1917. Mrs. Irvine was a member of the Evergreen Rebekah lodge No. 57 of Rochester.
Survivors are the husband, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Florence) JEFFERIES, Mrs. Clarence (Mildred) WENTZEL, nd Mrs. Benile (Mary) BERRY, all of Rochester; three grandchildren, Edwin and Ernest JEFFERIES, and William WENTZEL, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald DECKER of the Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Col. William E. Gregory
Culver, Ind. -- Col. William Edward GREGORY, 54, superintendent of Culver Military Academy since 1939, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C., while he and his wife were touring the East, attending alumni meetinges.
Col. Gregory was stricken Tuesday night and rushed to a hospital. Death was caused by a heart attack. The body will be returned to Culver from Washington. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The well-known educational leader joined the Culver staff as a mathematics instructor in 1924. He was named dean of the Academy in 1935 and succeeded Gen. L. R. GIGNILLIAT as superintendent in 1939. He was also named to the board of directors of the Culver Educational Foundation the same year.
Col. Gregory graduated with high honors from Miami University, Oxford, O., and held degrees from the University of Michigan and Harvard. Colgate conferred the doctor of letters degree on Col. Gregory in 1940.
A graduate of the artillery school at Fort Sill, Okla.,he was called to active duty in May, 1942, and headed the specialized training division of the Army as executive officer. He served in France as chief of personnel G-1, 12th Army Group and was decorated by the United States, France and Belgium.

George Overmyer
Final rites for George OVERMYER, 78, of near Culver, were held Saturday at the Easterday funeral home, Culver. Mr. Overmyer, who resided alone, died of a heart attack, presumably suffered early last Thursday.
He was born at Burr Oak, Dec. 25, 1877. Practically all his life had been spent in Culver and vicinity. He was past master of Culver Masonic Lodge and was Culver postmaster from 1921 to 1929.
Survivors are a son, Clifford OVERMYER, R.R. 2, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Alice McLANE and Violet OVERMYER, both of Culver; a sister, Mrs. Alice BEATTY, Plymouth; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Dorothy B. Lind
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Blanche LIND, 48, wife of William LIND, R.R. 2, Logansport, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison funeral home, Royal Center. Her death occurred Wednesday morning at the St. Joseph's hospital, Logansport.
She was born Aug. 25, 1907 in Hamilton county. Her parents were James and Sarah DeWITT. On Dec. 18, 1926, she was married to William Lind.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia FRY, Camden, and Ruth [LIND], at home; three grandchildren; five sisters and two brothers. One brother, Harrison DeWITT, is a resident of Kewanna.

Friday, March 16, 1956

Carl Moore
Carl "Dude" MOORE, 60, lifelong resident of Athens, died at his home Thursday at 8 p.m. from a heart ailment following a year's illness.
The son of Franklin A. and Eliza Jane MOORE, he was born April 10, 1895. For several years he was employed at the Athens cider mill. He never married. He was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Edith HATTERY, Mrs. Vera SWARTZ and Mrs. Otis JACKSON, all of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. Lawrence WHITE will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Athens E.U.B. church. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home to the home of Mrs. Otis JACKSON, 502 Clayton street, Rochester, where friends may call until 1 p.m. Sunday.

J. Albert Herbster
J. Albert HERBSTER, 73, well-known lumberman of 115 East 11th street, this city, died at 12:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since March 4. He had been seriously ill since Feb. 1.
Mr. Herbster came to Rochester from Claypool, Ind., 30 years ago. He had been associated with Oren HENDRICKSON in the H. & H. Lumber & Coal Co. here. When this company was sold to the Fulton County Lumber Co., he remained with this firm for several years. At the time of his last illness he was employed by the Rochester Building Service.
He was born Dec. 2, 1882 at Beavertown, Pa., to Jeremiah and Anne (OLDT) HERBSTER, and was married to Anna MATTERN at Troxeville, Pa., Sept. 21, 1911. Mr. Herbster was a member of the Presbyterian church and was serving as a trustee; he also was a member of the Kiwanis Club and the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Survivors are the wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Madelyn) DeGRAW, Jr., Demarest, N.J.; a son, Luther HERBSTER, Glendale, Cal.; a brother, Herbert HERBSTER, Camden, O., and five grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald DECKER of the Presbyterian church will officiate. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Saturday, March 17, 1956

William Maglecic
William MAGLECIC, 69, 414 East Tenth street, this city, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Thursday. Death was caused by a coronary thrombosis. He had been in failing health for two years. Mr. Maglecic had been a resident of Rochester since 1919, coming here from Chicago.
A native of Yugoslavia, he was born May 3, 1886, and in 1912 he was married to Edna MILKENKO at Chicago. She preceded him in death in 1925. Mr. Maglecic was a retired auto painter. He was a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving are three sons and three daughters: John [MAGLECIC], Norwood, O.; Edward and Arthur [MAGLECIC], both at home; Mrs. Ernest (Ann) FORD, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Lester (Margaret) GORDON, and Mrs. Kenneth L. (Helen) MILLER, both of Rochester, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. James KIMSEY will officiate.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Walter P. Davis
Walter P. DAVIS, 64, died at 3 p.m. Friday at his home, five miles northeast of Akron. He had been in failing health for three years and seriously ill for the past two months.
He was born Sept. 25, 1891, in Fulton county to Charles M. and Margaret (PUTMAN) DAVIS. Mr. Davis was a memer of Athens E.U.B. church. He was married to Lula PAXTON, March 7, 1911.
Survivors are the wife, at home; one son, Herbert [DAVIS], Claypool; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a brother, John DAVIS, Akron. A son preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Ivan LONGENBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Linda Cunningham
Linda CUNNINGHAM, 3, who lived with Mr. and Mrs. Ray FLYNN, 1523 Bancroft avenue, Rochester, died at 9:45 a.m. today in the Northern Indiana Children's Hospital at South Bend.
She was taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon by ambulance and her illness diagnosed there as pneumonia. The body will be removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home late this afternoon.

Monday, March 19, 1956

Linda Cunningham
Funeral services for Linda CUNNINGHAM, two-and-a-half year old daughter of William and Betty Jean (FITZ) CUNNINGHAM, who died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Northern Indiana Children's Hospital, South Bend, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Richard MITCHELL will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry. Death was from "Overwhelming meningiococci meningitis."
Linda was born Aug. 30, 1953, at Rochester. The child made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Ray FLYNN, 1523 Bancroft avenue, this city.
Survivors are the father, Rochester; the mother, LaPorte; a brother, William [CUNNINGHAM], and a sister, May Louise [CUNNINGHAM], both of Rochester; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Pauline ANDERSON, LaPorte, and the paternal foster grandmother, Mrs. Luther (Mae) JACKSON, this city.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

C. John Stockman
Funeral services for C. John STOCKMAN, who died Friday afternoon at his home in Delong, were held at the Mt. Pleasant church near Plymouth this afternoon. Burial was made in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Mr. Stockman, who had been ill for the past five years, owned and operated a lumberyard and sawmill at Delong.
He was born April 2, 1885, at Plymouth. In 1915, he was married to Lulu YAZEL at Abion, Ind.
Survivors are the wife, at home; a foster daughter, Mrs. Kenneth LAHMAN of Leiters Ford, and two grandchildren.

Tuesday, March 20, 1956

Lola E. Pyle
Funeral services for Mrs. W. Frank [Lola Edith] PYLE, Indianapolis, who died Sunday evening at her home following a three-year illness, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Shirley Brothers Irving Hill chapel, Indianapolis. Burial will be in an Indianapolis cemetery. Her maiden name was Lola Edith CRIM
Mrs. Pyle was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank CRIM, this city. She was deputy clerk of Fulton county under Clerk Edward MURPHY. Mrs. Pyle possessed an eceptionally beautiful soprano voice and on numerouts occasions sang for audiences in both Indiana and Ohio. She was a member of the Methodist church and the O.E.S.
Survivors are the hsband, at home; a sister, Lafayette; a brother, Henry C. CRIM, Dayton, O., and nieces and nephews.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. PYLE of this cit will attend the services.

Wednesday, March 21, 1956

[no obits]

Thursday, March 22, 1956

Jessie Steininger
Mrs. Jessie STEININGER, 66, of 1507 Jefferson street, this city, died at 4 a.m. today at the Beatty Memorial hospital, Westville, Ind. She had been in failing health for a year.
She was born Dec. 9, 1889, in Fulton county to George and Emma SULT. On Jan. 18, 1910, she was married to Arlie STEININGER in Wexford county, Mich. Mrs. Steininger had resided in Rochester for the past eight years, coming here from the Whippoorwill community. She was a member of the Rochester Trinity E.U.B. church and the W.C.T.U.
Survivors are the husband, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie DILSAVER, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Ila May HUGGY, Oaklawn, Ill., one son, Kenneth [STEININGER], Midlothian, Ill.; four brothers, Bert SULT, Owasso, Mich.; Guy and Otto SULT, Battle Creek, Mich., and Russell SULT, Tucson, Ariz.; and one sister, Mrs. Chloe STIELLE, Battle Creek, Mich. Two sons and a brother preceded her in death.
The body rests at the Foster funeral home where rites are pending.

Eli H. Yoder, Jr. and
Robert Wayne Yoder
Funeral services for twin infants, Eli H., Jr., and Robert Wayne YODER, born Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital to Eli and Frances (THOMAS) YODER of Fulton, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Fulton cemetry. The Rev. Donald ABBEY will officiate.
One of the infants died Wednesday afternoon and the other early today. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton.

Friday, March 23, 1956

Bert W. Duvall
Englewood, Fla. -- Bert W. DUVALL, 75, of 180 Fray, Englewood, Fla., died Tuesday, March 13, at his home there. Mr. Duvall was a resident of that community for eight years, having gone there from Rochester. He was a retired agriculturist.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Grace A. DUVALL; one son, Raymond DUVALL of Englewood; three grandchildren.
Services wereheld at the Rawles Funeral Home Chapel, Venice, with the Rev. Ira. G. HOWARD of the Englewood Community Presbyterian Church officiating. Committal services and interment was in the Englewood Cemetery.

Elson Sprague
Elson SPRAGUE, 86, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Beatty hospital, Westville. He had been seriously ill for two years. For the past 20 years he resided in Rochester and vicinity.
The son of Albert and Elvira SPRAGUE, he was born Nov. 6, 1869, at Zanesville, O. His wife was the former Bertha STONE. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Sprague was employed as a carpenter. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are a son, Guy SPRAGUE, Leiters Ford; a daughter, Mrs. Merial COLE, Columbus, O.; one grandson and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. L. E. POWELL will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jessie Steininger
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie STEININGER will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester Trinity E.U.B. church with the Rev. Fremont WILLMERT officiating. Burial will be in the South Germany cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home up until 1 p.m. Saturday, at which time the body will be taken to the church.
In the list of survivors two granddaughters were omitted.

Emory Prott
Emory PROTT, 56, owner of a fisherman's landing at Bruce Lake, died sddenly at 6 p.m. Thursday at his home.
He is survived by his wife and a son.
The body will be taken to the Linton and McColley funeral home, 43rd and Broadway, in Gary. Funeral services will be held there Monday.
Saturday, March 24, 1956

Peter F. Scheuer
Peter F. SCHEUER, 90, a former citizen of the Monterey community, died this morning at the Bird Nursing Home, Royal Center. He had been seriously ill for the past few months. Mr. Scheuer had resided in Monterey for over 80 years, being engaged in farming.
He was born Jan. 21, 1866, at Blakesiec, O. On Feb. 13, 1883, he was married to Magdeline RICHARDS of Plymouth. She preceded him in death in 1948.
Surviving are five children: Edward SCHEUER and Mrs. Florence HUNNESHAGEN of near Monterey; Brother CLETUS, Rensselaer; Raymond SCHEUER, South Bend; Mrs. Bertha BRIDEGROOM, Grass Creek; one sister, Mrs. Margaret MASTER, Monterey; and two brothers, Frank SCHEUER, East Chicago, and Joseph SCHEUER, Santa Fe, N.M.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Anne's church, Montere, with the Rev. Father Charles REMAKIUS officiating. Burial will be in the St. Anne's cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Kennedy funeral home, Winamac, this afternoon to the home of Edward Scheuer, where friends may call after noon Sunday.

Monday, March 26, 1956

Tony M. Sissel
Tony Melvin SISSEL, 75, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at his home, 1425 Bancroft avenue. Death, which came suddenly, was attributed to a heart seizure. He had been a resident of this city for 16 years, coming here from Charles City, Ia.
He was born Dec. 19, 1880, at Culver to Louis and Elizabeth (RINGLE) SISSEL. On April 2, 1902, he was married to Tina Olive JONES at Culver. Mr. Sissel was a retired farmer.
Survivors are two sons, Mahlon and Rollo SISSEL, both of Austin, Minn.; four daughters, Mrs. Ann BURKETT, Athens; Mrs. Myrtle LUSK, St. Ansgar, Ia.; Mrs. Loretta OELS, Cliffwood, N.J., and Mrs. Ilene GUNTHER, Clarks City, Ia.; a brother, Floyd SISSEL, Carthage, Tenn.; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Paul's E.U.B. church with the Rev. Bevis HILL in charge. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until an hour prior to the services.

Julius C. Pontius
Julius C. PONTIUS, 84, died Saturday at his home in Oklahoma City, Okla. He had been in failing health for the past six months from a heart ailment. Mr. Pontius resided in Fulton and Miami counties until 1898, being occupied as a school teacher.
He was born on a farm near Gilead in November, 1871 to Jefferson and Margaret PONTIUS. In later years he was engaged in farming until ill health forced his retirement.
Survivors are the wife, Pearl [PONTIUS], at home; a brother, Rollin PONTIUS, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Alfred RUNKLE, Peru, and Mrs. C. J. ANDREWS, Glendale, Cal. A sister, Mrs. Gus SHOTT, and a brother, Reuben PONTIUS, preceded him in death.
Final rites will be held in Oklahoma City.

Tuesday, March 27, 1956

Rosetta E. Swartzlander
Mrs. Rosetta E. SWARTZLANDER, 82, died at 12:45 a.m. today at her home, three miles northwest of Akron. She had been seriously ill for the past three days with a heart ailment. Mrs. Swartzlander had resided in her present home for over 55 years.
She was born Oct. 11, 1873, in Fulton county to Seth and Maria (RHODES) WARREN and on July 11, 1901, was married to Frank SWARTZLANDER. He died in December, 1953.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Blanche WELLS, Akron; Mrs. Ina HATFIELD, Akron, and Miss Ruth SWARTZLANDER, at home; a sister, Mrs. Martha POWELL, Akron; and three grandchildren. A son, Howard [SWARTZLANDER], two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. CST Thursday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 28, 1956

Frank Glio
Relatives of Frank GLIO have been notified of his death in Fort Worth, Texas. He was ill two months and was the victim of a lung cancer.
Mr. Gilo was the son of John and Tressa MARSHALL GLIO. He was born in the Mount Olive neighborhood south of Rochester, 35 years ago. Following his service in the U. S. Navy, he located in Fort Worth where he was employed as YMCA building superintendent.
He is survived by his wife and a six-month-old son, John Eric [GLIO]. Edgar BAKER, Marinette, Wis., and Lyman BAKER, Rochester, are cousins of the deceased.

Eleanor Jean Kietzman
Eleanor Jean [KIETZMAN], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William KIETZMAN, died on the eve of her 10th birthday, Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital. The Kietzman residence is two miles south of Fulton on State Road 25.
She was born in Rochester, March 28, 1946 to William and Mabel STROH KIETZMAN. Eleeanor Jean was a fourth grade pupil in the Fulton school. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church.
Survivors are the parents; one sister, Catherine [KIETZMAN], all at home; a brother, William [KIETZMAN], Peru; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph STROH, Gibson City, Ill., and one nephew. Also surviving is her great-grandmoter, Mrs. Bertha ACKERT of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Rochester Lutheran church with the Rev. Alfred C. GERNI officiating. Burial will be in Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton.

Thursday, March 29, 1956

[no obits]

Friday, March 30, 1956

Elsie Dague
Mrs. Elsie (TOWNSEND) DAGUE, 70, of 819 Jefferson street, this city, died at 9:30 a.m. today at the home of her son, George DAGUE, Galveston, Ind. She had been in ill health for several weeks. Her husband, Oda W. DAGUE, preceded her in death Jan. 14, 1935.
Mrs. Dague was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Jesse (Helen) BROWN, Rochester; Mrs. Robert C. (Marjorie) MORTON, Warsaw; a son, George W. DAGUE, Galveston; two brothers, William TOWNSEND, Danville, Ill., and Charles TOWNSEND, Gary; one sister, Mrs. Clarence WERNER. Two sisters, Mrs. O. E. NYE and Mrs. John ZANGER, Rochester, and a brother, John [TOWNSEND], preceded in death. Funeral services have been set tentatively for Monday afternoon. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 31, 1956

Elsie Dague
Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie DAGUE, who died Friday morning at the home of her son, George, in Galveston, Ind., will be held 2 p.m. DST Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Claude YOUNG will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Dague was born Sept. 20, 1885, in the Mt. Olive community, to Ancil and Alfreta TOWNSEND. She was married Feb. 2, 1910 at Peru. Mrs. Dague was a member of the Methodist church, the Victoria Reading Circle and the Birthday club. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, April 2, 1956

William Henry Bierwith
William Henry BIERWITH, 84, Mishawaka, died Saturday night at the home of his step-son, William J. POORMAN, Fulton, after an illness of one week.
A retired Dodge Manufacturing Company employee, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Beulah SIMMONS, Mishawaka; the stepson; one granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Sprague mortuary at Mishawaka where funeral arrangements are pending.

Rosanna Zartman
Mrs. Rosanna Elizabeth ZARTMAN, died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday at her home in Mexico. She had been in failing health for the past year. All her life had been spent in Mexico and vicinity.
She was born April 27, 1874, in Jefferson township, Miami county, to John and G. B. BENDER. On Oct. 30, 1890, she was married to William F. ZARTMAN at Mexico. He preceded her in death in 1931. Mrs. Zartman was a member of the Mexico Methodist church, the Van Thi Chapter of O.E.S. and the White Shrine of Logansport.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Cleo STUBER, Gilead; Mrs. Katherine CHURCH, Mexico and Mrs. Helen BEMENDERFER, Walled Lake, Mich; two sons, John F. ZARTMAN, Rochester and George ZARTMAN, Mexico; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Also surviving is a brother, Alonzo BENDER, Santa Clara, Cal.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Brethren, Mexico. The Rev. August LUNDQUIST will officiate and burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery. The O.E.S. rites will be held this evening at 8 o'clock. Friends may call at the home.

Diana Lou Gregory
Logansport, Ind. -- Funeral services for Diana Lou GREGORY, 11-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman GREGORY, 1422 Johnson street, will be held at 1:30 p.m. DST Tuesday at the Fisher funeral home. The Rev. E. W. SNOW will be in charge and interment will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
The child died Saturday afternoon from meningitis, following a day's illness.
She and a twin were born April 7, 1955 to Norman and Marilyn (HOLLAND) GREGORY. Her twin died four days after birth.
Survivors are the parents; two brothers, David and Kim [GREGORY], both at home; a sister, Darla Kay [GREGORY], at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Omer GREGORY, Rochester, and Mrs. and Mrs. William HOLLAND, Logansport.
Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kepler and
Carl Lee Sebring
Three persons died Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock and a fourth is in Woodlawn hospital in "fair" condition this morning as the result of a two-car head-on crash about three miles south of Rochester on State Road 25.
Killed instantly in the crash were Mr. and Mrs. Norman KEPLAR, Logansport, and Carl Lee SEBRING, 24, Silver Lake, formerly of Rochester. The Keplers' two-year-old daughter, Ann Lind [KEPLAR], suffered a broken left leg and severe head lacerations, cuts and bruises. She is in Woodlawn hospital.
Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, who investigated along with Deputy Dick DICKSON and State Troopers Wayne JORDAN and Milford BUCK, said the two cars were traveling at an estimated 60 miles per hour when they met head-on.
Death was attributed to broken necks, crushed chests and internal injuries in the case of each of the three victims.
Deputy Dickson reported that the front of both cars almost disintegrated under the impact of the crash. None of the bodies was thrown clear of the wreckage.
Sheriff Norris surmised that Sebring, driving a 1951 Lincoln, swerved into the path of Keplar's southbound 1953 Buick. An unidentified witness told the Fulton county officer that he had followed the Sebring car from Metea northward and that it had been "swerving all over the road, onto the berm and traveling in both lanes."
Norris reported finding several empty beer cans in the Sebring car plus several unopened cans.
The Keplars were returning to their Logansport home after a visit in South Bend. A daughter, Sue Ellen [KEPLAR], 13, did not accompany her parents on the South Bend trip. A son, Tom [KEPLAR], is in the Navy, stationed at Jacksonville, Fla.
Mrs. Keplar, 48, was employed as a nurse at Logansport Memorial hospital and was a member of the Eastern Star and E.U.B. church. She was born in North Dakota, daughter of Otto and Clara PLANK HINKLE, Twelve Mile.
Survivors, besides the three children, are the parents; four sisters, Mrs. Leona PATTERSON, Walton; Mrs. Geneva GRIEST, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Donna HARVEY, Indianapolis; and Mrs. Nancy KUNKLE, Walton; and four brothers, Harold and Ray [HINKLE], Twelve Mile; Keith [HINKLE], in the Army at Ft. Eustis, Va., and Everett [HINKLE], Logansport.
Keplar, 45, was born in Chicago, the son of John and Gertrude TURNPAUGH KEPLAR. He was employed by the Logansport Machine company and belonged to the Tipton Lodge No. 53, F. and A.M. He also was a member of the Logansort E.U.B. church.
His three children; his parents; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary SCHRADER, Logansport, and Mrs. Jane FEALLOCK, Niles, Mich., survive. The bodies are at the Fisher funeral home, Logansport.
Sebring had been employed as a sorting inspector for R.B.M. company in Logansport and had been rooming in that city for the past few months. He was enroute to the home of his mother, Mrs. Irvin PARKER, Silver Lake, at the time of the crash.
He was born Nov. 29, 1931, in Akron, son of James and Minnie SEBRING. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Church of the Brethren in Akron.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Minnie SEBRING PARKER, and his father, Irvin PARKER, both of Silver Lake, and a sister, Mrs. Charles SMITH, Akron.
Funeral services for Sebring were held at 2 p.m. today at the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH and Ralph MacFADDEN in charge. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, April 3, 1956

Marjorie E. Pugh
George B. PUGH, 19, Peru, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. PUGH, R.R. 1, Rochester, was injured Sunday night and his bride of only a few months, Mrs. Marjorie Edith MELTON PUGH, 18, was killed in an accident on U.S. 421 near the White-Pulaski county line.
Young Pugh is in the St. Elizabeth hospital at Lafayette where his condition is listed as "fair." He is suffering from neck and chest injuries, cuts and bruises and is in a stae of shock.
Mrs. Pugh was thrown from the car, driven by her husband, as it failed to make a turn. Another passenger in the car, Gerald Dean MONNETT, 19, Francesville, also was injured in the accident and is being treated in the St. Elizabeth hospital. His condition is good.
The Pughs had visited Mrs. Pugh's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herb MELTON, in Monon, and were on their way back to Peru when the tragedy occurred. Investigating officers said the Pugh car left the highway about three miles north of Monon, hit a ditch and overturned.
The former Rochester youth is a brick mason on the expansion project of a cheese plant in Peru. He is employed by a construction firm.
Mrs. Pugh was born in Rensselaer on Nov. 17, 1937, and was married on July 21, 1955. Survivors, besides her husband and her parents, are brothers and sisters, Donald Earl MELTON, Rensselaer; Betty Lou , Kenneth Arnold, James Lee, Ruth Arlene, Rosalie Jane, Luther Ray and Linda Susan [MELTON], all of Monon; and the in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. John PUGH, Rochester.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Monon Methodist church with the Stewart funeral home of Monon in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Monon cemetery.

Cynthia Deamer
Mrs. Cynthia DEAMER, 901 Jefferson street, this city, died at 11:15 a.m. today at the home of her daugher, Mrs. H. R. PAGE of Shelbyville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, April 4, 1956

Cynthia Deamer
Mrs. Cynthia N. DEAMER, 79, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy PAGE of Shelbyville, Ind. She had been in failing health for six weeks. She had been a resident of Rochester and vicinity for over 60 years.
The daughter of Leo and Isabelle CREAMER, she was born Nov. 10, 1870 in Belmont county, Ohio. On December 28, 1904, she was married to Mainan DEAMER at Talma; he preceded in death in 1945. Mrs. Deamer was a member of Rochester Methodist church, the W.S.C.S. and the D.A.R.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy PAGE; a son, Daniel DEAMER, Westville, Ohio; seven grandchildren; a sister, Lee FOREMAN, Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Edwin [CREAMER], Jacobsburg, Ohio; William [CREAMER], West Virginia, and Thomas [CREAMER], Jacobsburg, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. DST Friday at the Rochester Methodist church with the Rev. Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Relatives request that flowers be omitted and that contributions may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Detection Center.

Thursday, April 5, 1956

[no obits]

Friday, April 6, 1956

J. Arthur Hershberger
James Arthur "Art" HERSHBERGER, 69, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Tuesday, following a cerebral stroke. A prominent farmer, he had resided in the Argos community for 36 years, coming there from Bourbon. His residence is located 3 1/2 miles southeast of Argos on R.R. 2.
The son of Frank and Frances HERSHBERGER, he was born August 8, 1885, near Nappanee, Ind. On Jan. 9, 1909,he was married to Aurel F. McCUEN at Bourbon. Mr. Hershberger was a member of the Walnut Brethren church and the Gleaners lodge.
Survivors are his wife at home; three daughters, Mrs. Dorotha BINKLY, R.R. 5, Warsaw; Mrs. Rose LEWIS, R.R. 5, Rochester and Mrs. Harriett WINTERROWD at home; two sons, Marvin [HERSHBERGER], LaHabra, Cal., and Carl [HERSHBERGER], Clear Water, Fla.; two broters, Fred [HERSHBERGER], Munster, Ind., and Charles [HERSHBERGER], Bourbon; three sisters, Mrs. Mable KARBACH, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Ortha REICHARD, Bourbon, and Mrs. Goldie BUCK, Bremen, and eight grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos until 10 a.m. Saturday at which time the body will be taken to the rsidence. It will also lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.
Services will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren, with the Reverends. Roy S. RICHEY and Ora LEMERT of Inglewood, Fla., officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut cemetery.

Saturday, April 7, 1956

Thomas Herd
Thomas HERD, 62, died suddenly at his home two and a half miles southeast of Kewanna, Friday evening. Death was attributed to a heart seizure. He had resided in the southwestern section of the county all of his life.
Born July 4, 1893, in Wayne township, to John and Mary (JACKSON) HERD, he was married to Myrtle CURTIS, who survives. Mr. Herd was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife and two sons, Joe [HERD] at home, and John [HERD], Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret DORTON, Hartford City, Ind., and Mrs. Mary BURDETTE, Indianapolis; six grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth NICKELS, Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Friends may call there after 6 p.m. Sunday.

Charlotte B. Reed
Mrs. Charlotte B. REED, 89, died at 6 p.m. Friday at the McFarland nursing home, this city. She had been seriously ill for the past several weeks. Mrs. Reed had been a resident of this city since 1932, coming here rom Van Wert, Ohio.
She was born Aug. 4, 1866 in Van Wert to Philip and Eliza KING. On Aug. 22, 1933 she ws married to Ellis REED of this city. He preceded in death a few years ago. Mrs. Reed was a member of the Assembly of God.
Survivors are a step-son, Fred REED, Huntington, Ind.; three grandchildren and two nieces.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery at Aurora, Ind. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Max D. Bryant
Max D. BRYANT, 56, died at 6 a.m. today at his home in New Castle, Ind. Death was caused by a heart ailment. He had resided in Newcastle for the past 35 years.
The son of Milo and Josephine (HARTMAN) BRYANT, he was born Oct. 8, 1899 in Fulton county. He never married.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Gaston COPLEN, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Walter OLIVER, South Bend, and one brother, Harold BRYANT, Louisville, Ky.
Final rites will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Sunday.
Monday, April 9, 1956

Hazel Buchanan
Pauline Heinzmann and
Thomas Lee Meredith
Three persons were killed and a high school basketball coarch critically injured early Sunday morning in a head-on crash one mile southwest of Talma on State Road 25, the second such accident in Fulton county in the past eight days.
Dead are Mrs. George (Hazel) BUCHANAN, 44, 936 Park street, Rochester, Mrs. Pauline HEINZMANN, 41, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Thomas Lee MEREDITH, 35, R.R. 1, Mentone. All three were killed instantly.
Wilbur Lee MEYER, 32, Tippecanoe high school basketball coach, sustained a fractured skull, a fractured leg, severe lacerations, and numerous cuts and bruises. He was rushed to the Woodlawn hospital here and later taken to the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis. Meyer was listed as in "serious" condition this morning.
Mrs. Buchanan and Meredith were riding in one of the cars and Mrs. Heinzemann and Meyer in the other. Mrs. Buchanan was driving a 1954 Chevrolet and Meyer a 1955 Mercuty. Both cars are a total loss.
Sheriff Laurence NORRIS said the Buchanan car swerved into the path of the Meyer vehicle and the two cars met head-on. The tragedy occurrd about 1 a.m.
Sheriff Noris said the Meyer vehicle left skid marks for about 43 feet from the point of the impact. No estimate of speed was given by the sheriff. The Meyer-operated vehicle was traveling southwest and the Buchanan-driven car was heading northeast.
All three deaths were caused by skull fractures.
The deaths Sunday raised Fulton county's highway toll total to six in eight days. Two Logansport persons and an Akron man were killed March 31 on State Road 25 south of Rochester in an accident almost identical with the one early Sunday morning.
Mrs. Pauline Velma (KINDIG) HEINZMANN had been a resident of Rochester her entire life. She was a memer of the Eastern Star and the Rochester Trinity E.U.B. church and was employed at Kindig's Floor Covering store, this city, opeatd by her brother, Floyd [KINDIG].
She was born Sept 12. 1914 near Tiodsa to Cleve A. and Ethel EASTERDAY KINDIG. In 1939 she was married to Franz HEINZMANN, who was killed in a circus addident in 1950 at Pueblo, Colo.
Survivors include the parents, at home, three sons, Bela, 13, Bondi, 13, and Fritz [HEINZMANN] 6, all at home; two brothers, Virgil [KINDIG], Memphis, Tenn., and Floyd O. [KINDIG], rochester. One brother, Charles [KINDIG], and a son, Errol [HEINZMANN], preceded her in death, Charles in 1928 and Errol in 1941.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Fremont WILLMERT of the Rochester Trinity E.U.B. church, officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.
Hazel Irene McCALLA BUCHANAN was born June 15, 1912, at Wagoner Station in Miami county to Chester and Hulda GILLILAND McCALLA. She had lived in Rochester for the past 27 yeas. She was married at Orleans to George P. BUCHANAN on April 29, 1948. He died in 1952.
Mrs. Buchanan is survived by her parents; the maternal gandmother, Mrs. Charles MUTCHLER, Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Howard (Florence) WOOD; Mrs. Helen HOFFMAN; Mrs. Marjorie MILLER, and Mrs. Barbara CLARK, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Pat RICHARDS, Kokomo; two brothers, Harold and Echo McCALLA, both of Rochester; a nephew, Richard HOFFMAN, who lived with Mrs. Buchanan, and several other nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the Rochester Church of God with the Rev. John CALL, Richmond, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester mausoleum. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 5 o'clock this evening.
Thomas Lee MERDITH was born Feb. 12, 1921, at Akron, to Harry and Dessie MEREDITH. He was married to Juanita JONES MEREDITH, who survives. He was employed at the Northern Indiana Co-op Association service station in Mentone.
Other survivors are: Two daughters, Marinelle and Tona [MEREDITH], both at home; his parents, of near Mentone; three brothers, Richard [MEREDITH], Akron; Vernon [MEREDITH], Burket; and William [MEREDITH] Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Mrs. Jane EVANS, North Manchester, and Mrs. Willodean SNOW, Baltimore, Md.
Friends may call at the Reed funeral home in Mentone today and until noon Wednesday. Services will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Joe BEAR officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Tuesday, April 10, 1956

Georgianna Butt
Mrs. Georgianna [LEAVELL] BUTT, 71, died at 5 p.m. Monday at her home in Deedsville. She had been in failing health for the past year. Mrs. Butt had been a resident of Deedsville for 43 years, coming there from Akron.
The daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Steven LEAVELL, she was born April 28, 1884 in Union township, Miami county. Her first marriage was to Odie HART in 1899. In 1933, she was married to Walter BUTT, who survives. Mrs. Butt was a member of the Deedsville E.U.B. church, the Ladies Aid of that church, the Rebakah lodge of Deedsville and the Union township Home Ec club. Her foster parents were Mr. and Mrs. Ora KARN.
Survivors are the husband, at home; two children, Mrs. Claude KINDIG, Macy, and Niel HART, Deedsville; seven stepchildren, Martha ROSS, Rochester; Lawrence BUTT and Earl BUTT, both of Akron; John BUTT, Peru; Mildred PUGH, South Bend; Dorothy BOGGS, Warsaw; and Lucille FOUTS, Denver; six grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Minnie LINDSAY, Lindon, Kan.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ebenezer church near Deedsville. The Rev. Walter MAYER will officiate and burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery.
The body was removed from the McCain funeral home to the Butt residence at 4 p.m. today where friends may call. It will also lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Vivian Leasure
Funeral services for Mrs. Vivian LEASURE, 52, wife of Harold LEASURE of Kewanna, was held this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery there.
Her death occurred at 5:50 p.m. Sunday at Memorial hospital, Logansport.
Survivors are the husband, a son, Larry Lee [LEASURE], at home, and three daughters, Mrs. Maxine HESSONG, Indianapolis; Mrs. Joan WARNER, Loganspot, and Mrs. Monna Lou BENNETT, Fort Wayne.

Wednesday, April 11, 1956

Martha Jane Norris
Mrs. Martha Jane NORRIS, 83, died at 9:45 a.m. today at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Cary FUNK, R.R. 6, Rochester. She had been in ill health for the past six weeks. Practically all her life had been spent in Fulton county.
She was born Aug. 21, 1873, to William and Matilda (WARD) FUNK in Ross county, O. She was first married to Marion SCOTT in 1894. In 1933, she married W.V.S. NORRIS, who died in 1944. Mrs. Norris was a member of St. Paul's E.U.B. church.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Rose CARROTHRS, Akron, and several nieces and nephews. A son, William SCOTT, died in 1932. Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
The body rests at the Foster funeral home, where rites are pending.

Thursday, April 12, 1956

Clyde F. Kline
Mrs. Larry WILLIAMS, Lake Manitou, received word of the death of her only uncle, Clyde F. KLINE, retired contractor of Valparaiso. Mr. and Mrs. Williams and her aunt, Mrs. Homer TAYLOR of Cincinnati, will attend the funeral servies Friday.

Martha Norris
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Jane NORRIS, 83, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Paul's E.U.B. church, Rochester. The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home at 6 p.m. today to the home of Mrs. Cary FUNK, R.R. 6, Rochester where friends may call until an hour before the services.

Friday, April 13, 1956

[no obits]

Saturday, April 14, 1956

Elva Guise
Mrs. Elva GUISE, 74, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday at her home in Akron. She had been in ill health for a year and seriously ill for the past week. Mrs. Guise had been a resident of Fulton county for nine years, coming here from Hammond.
She was born Oct. 5, 1881, in Perry township, Miami county, to James and Isabelle (OLDS) FITES. In June 1903 she was married to Albert GUISE, who prceded her in death Aug. 14, 1947. Mrs. Guise was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Loyal Workers class.
Survivors are a twin brother, Elmer FITES, R.R. 1, Macy; a fostr daughter, Mrs. Oswald ZIMMERMAN, Akron; four foster grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A sister and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ebenezer church. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Walter CROSBY.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron after 7 p.m. today until noon Monday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the rites.

Monday, April 16, 1956

Clara Della Crossgrove
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Della CROSSGROVE, widow of Samuel CROSSGROVE, were held this afternoon at the E.U.B. church, Culver. She died Saturday morning following six months' illness.
Mrs. Crossgrove, who was born in Kewanna, had been a resident of Culver for 53 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ida ENYART, Culver; Mrs. Ersa ENYART, Kewanna, and Mrs. Mildred TOMLINSON, South Bend; three sons, Justin SPARKS, Kewanna; William and Zenith CROSSGROVE, both of Culver.

Ed Allen
Mrs. Victor TOBEY has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Ed ALLEN, which occurred March 30 at his home in Forest Grove, Ore. He was ill one week from pneumonia. Mr. Allen moved from Indiana to Oregon in 1903, where for a number of years he was principal of the Forest Grove schools. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Silas ALLEN.
In 1901, he was married to Gertrude PORTER at Rochester. She died in 1914. Mr. Allen was remarried in 1924. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic lodge of Forest Grove, Ore.
Survivors are his wife, Marie [ALLEN], at home; six children. Belva MILLER of this city is a cousin of the deceased.

Mary L. Drew
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lucinda DREW, who died Saturday morning at her home, 620 Van Buren street, Hammond, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Christian church with the Rev. Richard THICKIVIS of Whiting officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Mrs. Drew was a former resident of this city.
She was a member of the Rochester Christian church, the Mothers' of World War II, the Woman's Benefit Club, the Neighborly Club and the American Legion Auxiliary, all of Rochester.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Eugene McKEAN, Hammond; four sons, John [DREW), Venezuela, S.A.; Ora [DREW], Pierceton; Edward [DREW], Cedar Lake, and Harley [DREW], Whiting; a brother, Bert FLETCHER, Rochester; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The body will be brought from the Spanburg funeral home, Whiting, Tuesday morning and will lie in state at the Christian church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 17, 1956

[no obits]

Wednesday, April 18, 1956

Clark I. Ferrier
Funeral services for Clark I. FERRIER, 70, well-known Culver businessman who died Tuesday morning at his home in that city, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Easterday funeral home. The Rev. Kendall SANDS will officiate and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.
He was born Jan. 28, 1886, at Flora, to Mr. and Mrs. J. O. FERRIER and came to Culver when a boy. He operated a lumber company at Culver and later was engaged in the lumber business at Rushville. Mr. Ferrier retired in August, 1954 and returned to Culver. He was a member o the Culver Lions club.
Surviving are his wife, Clista [FERRIER], and a son, Charles [FERRIER], both of Culver. [Another son, Oliver W. FERRIER, preceded him in death in 1925. - WCT]

Thursday, April 19, 1956

Charley Enoch
Final rites for Charley ENOCH, 77, who died Wednesda morning at his home, 446 South Sheridan street, South Bend, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Flora.
Mr. Enoch, who died at the home of his daughter, as the result of a stroke, was a brother of the late James ENOCH of this city. He had visited in Rochester on numerous occasions and had many friends here.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. James KINDIG, South Bend.

Friday, April 20, 1956

Edella Kreamer
Funeral services for Mrs. Edella KREAMER, 85, who died Thursday in Dixon, Ill., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Methodist church, with the Rev. Claude FAWNS in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Roann. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Kreamer and her husband, the late John KREAMER, had resided in Akron for many years. She left Akron 18 months ago to make her home with her son, Wilbur, in Dixon. Mr. Kreamer died in 1951.
The deceased, who was born Sept. 7, 1870, was the daughter of Reuben and Lorenda (WINES) BOWMAN.
Survivors aere two daughters, Mrs. Guy GEARHART, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Ray CORNELL, Cleveland, O.; two sons, Wilbur [KREAMER], Dixon, Ill., and Dean [KREAMER], LaPorte; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren and four great-step-grandchildren. A daughter, Lucille [KREAMER], preceded her in death.

Saturday, April 21, 1956

Gordon Martin
Gordon MARTIN, 86, LaPorte, died Friday evening in Memorial hospital, South Bend. He had been in failing health for the past several months. Funeral services will be held in LaPorte at 2 p.m. Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin, former residents of Rochester, resided in the Martin family home at 1228 Michigan street, LaPorte.
While a resident of Rochester, Mr. Martin was manager of the Rochester Gas Company. He was married to Mildred PFEIFFER of this city in 1917.
Mr. Martin ws the founder of the Rochester golf course. The course had but six holes at that time and a spare room at the old Fairbiew Hotel was used as a locker room
After leaving Rochester in the late 1920's, Mr. Martin moved to LaPorte where he was associated in several manufacturing businesses and farming.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Rose WAGONER, Chicago, and a son, John MARTIN, South Bend. Another son, Henry MARTIN, lost his life in World War II when the destroyer on which he was a crew memr was sunk.

Monday, April 23, 1956

Arthur Leroy Deniston
Arthur Leroy "Roy" DENISTON, 73, lifelong resident and civic leader of Rochester, died of a heart attack at 9:45 a.m. today at his home, 1310 Main street. The news of his sudden death came as a shock to his many friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
He had been in failing health for the past three or four years from a heart ailment, but his condition had not been regarded as critical and he was at his office a few hours every day.
Roy, as he was known to his friends, had an active business and political career and through these activities was well-known, not only throughout Indiana, but in oher states in the Mid West area.
In 1914, he entered business with his father, serving as secretary-treasurer of the Rochester Bridge Company from 1914 to 1916. In 1916, he became president of the bridge company, which in its peak years employed over 135 men. During World War I the company did work for the government, making steel plating and structures for ships.
Roy's career in the political field began in 1910 when he became a Democratic member of the first city council of Rochester. A few years later he served as a member of the Rochester City School Board. He was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1914 to 1916 and was Democratic district chairman from 1917 to 1921. He served as State Senator from 1936 to 1940.
Mr. Deniston served several years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Indiana State Prison at Michigan City and also was Superintendent of State Prison Industries in 1944.
In later years, he was head of the Indiana Road Paving Company and retiring from that field he was a co-partner in Deniston and Garber Construction Company of this city. At the time of his death he was a co-owner of the Fulton County Beverage Distributing firm, of this city.
Roy was one of the founders of the Rochestr country club and served as its president for three different terms.
The son of William H. and Maria (HOOVER) DENISTON, he was born Sept. 9, 1882 in Rochester. Following his graduation from Rochester high school, he attended Purdue University where he took a civil engineering course. On June 24, 1903, he was married to Ada R. RANNELLS, of this city. She preceded him in death April 8, 1955.
Mr. Deniston was a member of the Rochester First Presbyterian church; the Eagles and Moose lodges, of this city; the Masonic Order and the Shriners. He recently had been honored by the Masonic lodge, which presented him with a 50-year membership pin.
Surviving are a son, William H. DENISTON, of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) WALL, Lebanon; and Mrs. Park (Barbara) STETSON, Detroit; and seven grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Pearl PAGE, this city, and Mrs. Bertha RANNELLS, Chicago.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Hattie Berg
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie BERG, 76, were held at 8 p.m. Snday at the Easterday funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. John F. DEAL of the Mt. Hope church officiating. The body was taken to Shelbyville where graveside rites were held in the Miller cemetery this morning.
Mrs. Berg died Saturday morning at the MacFarland nursing home, Rochester. She was born Jan. 21, 1880 in Shelby county. Her husband died in 1951. For the past three years, Mrs. Berg made her home with a niece, Mrs. Guy DAVIS, and husband of near Culver.
For a number of years she resided in Whiting and in Florida.
Survivors are three nieces, Mrs. Lucille MATHIAS, Hinsdale, Ill.; Mrs. DAVIS, Culver, and Mrs. Leona SHUMAKER, Indianapolis.

Thursday, April 24, 1956

Rovene Ohrenstein
Funeral services for Mrs. Rovene RINEHART OHRENSTEIN, 55, Winslow, Wash., who died Friday at the Virginia Mason hospital, Seattle, Wash., will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home here. Burial will be in the Rochestr I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Ravene, daughter of Jess W. and Dora RINEHART, was born April 5. 1901, in Fulton county. In 1930 she was married to the Rev. Edward W. OHRENSTEIN. Mrs. Ohrenstein attended Leiters Ford high school and was a graduate of Franklin college. She was formerly a school teacher. While a resident of Winslow, she attended the Congregational church.
Surviving are her husband, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Fredona DAVIS, Culver; Mrs. Lucille MATHIAS, Hinsdale, Ill., and Leona SHUMAKER, Indianapolis, and seven nieces and nephews.
The body will arrive at the funeral home Thursday evening.

A. L. Deniston
Funeral services for A. L. DENISTON, who died at his home here Monday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. DST Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald DECKER of the First Presbyterian church and the Masonic members will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The pallbearers are, Donald ROSS, Ted JONTZ, Carl Van TRUMP, C. E. GILGER, Robert DuBOIS and Floyd LEBO.
Honorary pallbearers are Dennis DEEDS, Charles T. JONES, Charles MacVEAN, Hugh A. BARNHART, Bryce BURTON and Carlton HASKETT.

Donald Keim
Final rites for Donald KEIM, 49, who died of a heart attack Monday morning at his home in Chicago, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Pedersen funeral home, 4338 West Fullerton avenue, Chicago.
Keim who was born and raised in Fulton county, resided in Rochester for several years where he was employed as a mechanic. He and his family moved to Chicago 18 years ago, where he operated a tuck-pointing service.
He is survived by his wife, the former Helen BRAMAN, of this city; a son, Ronald [KEIM], and two grandchildren, all of Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. JONES, Rochester, will attend the services.

Wednesday, April 25, 1956

Robert D. Greer
A Leiters Ford man, Robert Darl GREER, 41, was found dead in his parked car near the Mt. Hope Methodist church, near Richland Center, about 5:30 o'clock this morning. The body was discovered by a passing motories, Doug FELTIS, R.R. 1, Culver.
Deputy Sheriff, Dick DICKSON, who investigted, reported that Greer had run a garden hose from the exhaust of his car through a window ventilator.
Coroner Dean STINSON said Greer had been dead about five hours and pronounced the death as suicide. Greer's wife Monday in Fulton circuit court filed suit for divorce and asked custody of the couple's two minor children.
Robert Darl, son of Leo and Nellie (CARTER) GREER, was born Nov. 1, 1914, at Kewanna. On April 15, 1939, he was married to Violet CRINER at Fort Wayne. He was an employee of the Leiters Ford elevator and a member of the Lutheran Christian church.
Survivors are his wife, two daughters, Trudie, 16, and Judie [GREER], 9, both at home; two children by a previous marriage, Mrs. Marilyn WEBER and Mrs. Patsy REAS, both of Elkhart; his father, Leo GREER, Lucerne, and seven grandchildren.
The body was taken from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Paul Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, where rites are pending.

Lena Schlemmer
Mrs. Lena SCHLEMMER, 59, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital, South Bend, from bronchial pneumonia. Mrs. Schlemmer for the past year had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Glen SALTSGIVER. She previously resided in Wakarusa.
Her husband, Hilbert SCHLEMMER, preceded her in death two years ago. She is survived by Mrs. Selma SALTSGIVER and six other daughters.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. DST Friday at the South Union church, Nappanee. Burial will be in the Wakarusa cemetery.

Thursday, April 26, 1956

Frank Younglove
Frank YOUNGLOVE, 83, died at 2:45 a.m. today at his home in Akron. He had been in ill health for the past three months. Mr. Younglove came to Akron from Badaxe, Mich, 11 years ago.
He was born Nov. 27, 1872, at Badaxe. His first wife, Grace WILCOX, prceded him in death a numer of years ago. His second marriage was to Ida YOUNG at Rochester. He was a member of the Badaxe Baptist church.
Survivore are the wife, at home; a son, Harold [YOUNGLOVE], Dayton, O.; five grandchildren; three sisters, Lucy and Ethel YOUNGLOVE, and Mrs. Rose DENO, all of Detoit, and a brother, Edward [YOUNGLOVE], Brow City, Mich.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

A. L. Deniston
Final rites for A. L. DENISTON were held Wednesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald DECKER officiating. The Rochester Masonic Order gave its rites at the graveside in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Out-of-town friends who attended the services were:
Indianapolis -- Ralph HOWARD, Ed CURRY, Bud WYNN, Capt. Lawrence CROSBY, Horace M. COATS, Gov. George CRAIG's secretary, Charles G. CONSTANTINE, Mrs. Guy MORRISON, Lieut. Governor Harold HANDLEY, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh O'BRIEN.
Logansport -- Fred HANNA, Mr. and Mrs. James O'DONNELL, John MALADY.
South Bend -- Marcel C. Van DeWALLE, Mr. and Mrs. Fred ENSIGN.
Maywood, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. John RANNELLS.
Converse -- Mrs. Bessie GARBER, Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARBER.
Akron -- Judge Fred RAKESTRAW, Mr. and Mrs. Ted JONTZ, Lew LEININGER, William STOUT, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan BOYLAN, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. TIPMORE.
Also, James L. BROOKE, Knox; Mrs. Frank SUTTON and daughter, Lucerne; Mr. and Mrs. D. A. MacINTOSH, Kokomo; D. G. RANNELLS, Fulton; Ruth WYNN, Culver, and Mrs. Glen O. MARSH, Bluffton.
Two honorary pallbearers not previously listed were Floyd "Pete" Van TRUMP and Charles SHERIDAN.

Friday, April 27, 1956 to Saturday, April 28, 1956

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Monday, April 30, 1956

Tincy J. Van Lue
Final rites for Mrs. Tincy J. Van LUE, 75, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died at 4 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Harry SMITH of the Bethlehem church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Her death was attributed to a coronary embolism which she suffered Friday. Mrs. Van Lue had resided in the vicinity of Rochester her entire life.
The daughter of Daniel and Indiana (EMMONS) FULTZ, she was born Aug. 29, 1880, in Newcastle township, Fulton county. On June 5, 1902, she was married to James W. Van LUE at Rochester. Mrs. Van Lue was a member of the Bethlehem church in Newcastle township.
Survivors are the husband, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Anna) VANDEGRIFT, Saum, Minn.; Mrs. Chloris (Kathryn) BARKMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Wiletta) MINGLIN, North Liberty; three sons, Orvan [Van LUE], Rochester; Leonard H. [Van LUE] and Hubert L. [Van LUE], both of Indianapolis; one brother, Harley FULTZ, Rochester; eighteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, May 1, 1956

Clyde Robbins,
Lillie Robbins and
Max Robbins
A trio of former Grass Creek residents are dead in Bakersfield, Cal., as a result of what officers termed a double murder and suicide. Fulton county relatives received news of the tragedy late Saturday.
The dead are Clyde ROBBINS, 67, proprietor of a service station at Bakersfield; his wife, [Lillie ROBBINS] the former Lillie KOESTER, 64, and their son, Max [ROBBINS].
According to Bakersfield authorities, Robbins strangled his wife, shot his son and then shot himself. All three had been in poor health.
Robbins had told neighbors that the family was leaving home for a few days, and officers said the three had been dead at least two days when their bodies were found by a neighbor, who is a policeman.
The family left Grass Creek approximately 35 years ago. Clyde was a brother of Mrs. Glen MURRAY of Washington, Ind. Mrs. Robbins was a sister of Ms. Eyda HIZER of Grass Creek, and Mrs. Emma HARROLD and Walter KOESTER of South Bend.
George MURRAY, husband of Glen, had talked to both Mr. and Mrs. Robbins by phone last Tuesday and they asked Mrs. Murray to come to Bakersfield to visit them. After Mrs. Murray started for Bakersfield by train, Mr. Murray sent them a telegram that she was enroute. The telegram was returned with the notation "deceased."
Murray then called authorities at Bakersfield and learned of the finding of the bodies. He had police meet Mrs. Murray at the train to notify her of the tragedy.
Tentative arrangements are being made to have the bodies returned to Grass Creek for burial.

Earl A. Dennis
Earl A. DENNIS, 69, Wyandotte, Mich., died Monday noon at his home from a heart attack. He was a retired railroad engineer and came to Wyandotte from Fort Wayne.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. DENNIS, he was born in Clyde, O., in 1886. His wife was the former Marie STUDEBAKER of Fulton county.
Surviving are his wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. C. L. ELAM, Trussville, Ala., three grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred [S.] [Mary Hazel] BLACKKETTER, Fulton.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Donald ABBEY officiating. The body will be entombed in the Rochester mausoleum.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Harry D. McMillen
Harry D. McMILLEN, 82, Spokane, Wash., died suddenly Monday morning from a heart seizure. He left Rochester about 60 years ago to make his home in the West.
A native of Fulton county, he was the son of Henry and Maria McMILLEN. His wife was the former Sevilla STINER.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three sons, Fred [McMILLEN], Seattle, Wash; Dale [McMILLEN], Denver, Colo. and William [McMILLEN], Gainesville, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Carrie JONES, Fulton; two brothers, Guy [McMILLEN], Rochester, and George [McMILLEN] Akron.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, May 2, 1956

Russell H. Young
Funeral services for Russell H. YOUNG, 67, who died Tuesday morning at his home a mile northwest of Metea, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Metea Baptist church with the Rev. Harry REA officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.
Born June 9, 1888 in Vermillion county, Ill. He was the son of Norris and Nancy (McCONNELL) YOUNG. On Oct. 1, 1910, he was married to Hazel CARR. He followed the occupation of a telegraph operator until his retirement a few years ago. Mr. Young was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three sons, Jewell [YOUNG], Indianapolis; Wayne and Jack [YOUNG], Minneapolis; eight grandchildren; two brothers and a sister: Andrew [YOUNG], Fort Wayne; Jewell YOUNG, Danville, Ill.; Mrs. Estella BUCKALOO, Danville, Ill.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton and at the church from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday.

Kathryn Miller
Funeral services for Mrs. Kathryn (STIMMEL) MILLER, 37, who died Friday at 2 p.m. at the St. John hospital, Springfield, Ill., of a heart attack, were held Monday afternoon in Springfield.
Mrs. Miller, who was serving as a nurse's aid, suffered the fatal attack while on duty in the hospital. Her home was at 729 E. Carpenter Street, Springfield. She was a former resident of Newcastle township.
Survivors are the husband, Gerald D. MILLER; three sons, Jerry, David and Jack [MILLER], all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia HESS, Jacksonville, Ill., and Mrs. Dorothy KRUTSINGER, Argenta, Ill; a brother, Frank STIMMEL, Alhambra, Cal., and her father of Argenta, Ill.
Burial was made in Springfield cemetery.

Thursday, May 3, 1956

Ronald L. Swindeman
Ronald Lewis SWINDEMAN, 56, 700 Jackson street, Logansport, died at his home at 5:30 a.m. today. He had been in ill health for six months from a heart ailment.
Mr. Swindeman had been a resident of Rochester for over 25 years when he was a justice of the peace and an insurance agent. He came here from Plymouth.
He was born June 7, 1899, at Ligonier. On June 7, 1931, he was married to Marie EWING at Fort Myers, Fla. For the past several years he was employed at the Muelhausen Spring Company at Logansport. Mr. Swindeman was a member of the Eagles lodge of Logansport.
Survivors are his wife, at home; his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis MASON, Etna Green; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Friday, May 4, 1956

Ida L. Ruff
Mrs. Ida Lorena RUFF, 70, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died t 3:45 p.m. Thursday following six months illness. She had lived in the vicinity of Tippecanoe for 25 years, coming there from Mishawaka.
She was born Feb. 1, 1886, at Neodesha, Kan., to Madison and Mary (SHOUP) SANNER. On Dec. 26, 1905, she was married to Simon RUFF at South Bend. Mrs. Ruff was a member of the Walnut Brethren church.
Survivors are her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Beulah) HOOVER, both of Tippecanoe; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Miss Bess ESPICH, South Bend; two brothers, William and Harvey SANNER, both of South Bend.
The body was removed from the Grossman funeral home, Argos, to the residence at 4 p.m. today where friends may call until noon Sunday. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Walnut Church of he Brethren. The Rev. Roy RICHEY, assisted by the Rev. GRATER of Mexico will officiate. Burial will be in the Highland cemetry, South Bend.
The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Saturday, May 5, 1956

Frances Kline
Frances KLINE, 15, Escondido, Cal., died early today at the Snipps Clinic, LaJolla, Cal. She had been ill for a year and a half with leukemia.
She was born March 23, 1941, to Roy and Ruth SPOHN KLINE, former residents of this city.
Survivors are her parents; a brother, Kenneth [KLINE], and a sister, Yvonne [KLINE], and numerous relatives in Fulton county.
Rites will be held in Escondido. Arrangements are incomplete.

Maria C. Sulek
Mrs. Maria C. SULEK, 88, died Friday afternoon at her home in Kewanna.
A native of Czechoslovakia, she was born March 25, 1868, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph KAMBA. Mrs. Sulek was a member of the St. Ann's church and the Rosary Society of Kewanna.
Survivors are four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Marie GRAY, Albie SULEK and Mrs. Julia BECKA, all of Chicago. Mrs. Rose SPENNER, San Pierre, Joseph S. [SULEK], Winamac; John and Frank [SULEK], Kewanna; seventeen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after noon Snday. Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the St. Ann's church. Burial will be in the Resurrection cemetery, Chicago.

Monday, May 7, 1956

Luther S. Stockberger
Luther Sherman STOCKBERGER, 74, of six miles southeast of Argos, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Friday from a heart ailment. He had lived 25 years at Ladysmith, Wis., six years at Canton, O., and nine years on a farm near Argos.
He was born Dec. 30, 1881, in Van Wert County, O., to Alva and Mary STOCKBERGER, and was married to Jennie LOWMAN, May 14, 1908. He retired from farming a few years ago.
Suriving are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Opal WHITTENBERGER, Ladysmith, Wis.; Mrs. Ruth HEIM, Canton, O.; four sons, Charles and Grant [STOCKBERGER], both of Canton; Frank [STOCKBERGER], South Bend, and Lowell [STOCKBERGER], of the U. S. Air Force, stationed in Japan; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl UMBAUGH, South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Edward BOASE officiating. Burial will be in Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Sherman C. Sippy
Sherman C. SIPPY, 87, died at his home in Rockville, Ind., at 5:30 p.m. Saturday from a stroke which he suffered earlier that day. He had been a resident of Rockville for the past 20 years, moving there from Akron. He was born Oct. 29, 1868, at Akron to Adam and Alida (REAM) SIPPY. His wife, Rosetta [SIPPY], died in 1932. Mr. Sippy was a retired farmer.
Survivors are two sons, David [SIPPY], Rockville, and Robert [SIPPY], Meadsville, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Docha SHEWMAN, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Marguerite LaROCCA, South Bend; and eighteen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home until noon Tuesday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state an hour prior to the service.

Charles L. Sowers
Charles Leslie SOWERS, 77, lifelong resident of Macy, died at his home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. He had been seriously ill for five weeks. He was born Jan. 6, 1879, in Allen township, Miami county. He was married Aug. 10, 1939, to Jeanette BOOKWALTER.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three brothers, Verl, Earl and Ross [SOWERS], all of Macy, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Macy Methodist church, with the Rev. Jack PAVEY in charge. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetry. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the services. It will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, to the residence at noon Tuesday, where friends may call.

Hattie E. Sommers
Mrs. Hattie E. SOMMERS, 94, who resided four miles south of Akron, died at noon Saturday at the McFarland nursing home, Rochester. Practically all her life had been spent in the vicinity of Akron.
Final rites were held Monday afternoon at the Gilead Methodist church. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiated and was assisted by the Rev. Walter CROSBY. Burial was made in the Gilead cemetery.
The daughter of John and Eva ENGLEHARDT, she was born May 8, 1861, in Portage county, O. On March 1, 1884, she was married to John Henry SOMMERS at Denver. He died in 1953. Mrs. Sommers was a charter member of the Gilead O.E.S. which was chartered 53 years ago. Survivors are two sons, J. Fred, R.R. 1, Akron, and Charles [SOMMERS], Peru, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Sarah Belle Yelton
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Belle "Dottie" YELTON, 85, Hllland, Mich., who died May 3 at the Mueller nursing home in that city following five months' illness, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. The Rev. Louis HASKEL officiated and burial was made in the Leiters Ford cemetery. She had been in failing health for a year.
She was born Dec. 11, 1870, at the Campbell homestead, a mile south of Leiters Ford to Christopher and Rebecca CAMPBELL. She taught school for many years. In September, 1894, she was married to William YELTON. He preceded her in death a year ago. Mrs. Yelton was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Maurice [YELTON], Holland, Mich.; three brothers, C. C. CAMPBELL, of Rochester; A. A. CAMPBELL, Portland, Ore.; and B. B. CAMPBELL, Porter, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. C. A. LEITER, Rochester, and Mrs. G. W. VANKIRK, Kentland, Ind., and several nieces and nephews.
Those attending the services from Rocester were C. C. Campbell, Mollie LEITER, Levi LEITER, Mrs. Marie SWINDEMAN, Mrs. Helen DeBRULER and Miss Alice BECKER.

Tuesday, May 8, 1956

Mary E. Collins
Mrs. Mary Ellen COLLINS, 94, died at 7 p.m. Monday at her home in Macy. She had been seriously ill for six months. Her entire life had been spent in Miami county.
The daughter of Frederick, and Lucinda (MOHLER) SLISHER, she was born Dec. 29, 1861, in Miami county. Her marriage on Sept. 21, 1880 was to Lawrence COLLINS, who died several years ago. Mrs. Collins was a member of the German Reformed church.
Surviving are three sons and a daughter: Roy [COLLINS], Macy; Francis [COLLINS], Rochester; Fred [COLLINS], Corpus Christi, Texas; Mrs. Luella SLIFER, Macy; fourteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Miss Margaret SLISHER, Marion.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton, with the Rev. C. R. RODGERS officiating. Burial will be inthe Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Floyd Estabrook
Floyd ESTABROOK, 65, 320 Pokagon street, Niles, Mich., died at 10 a.m. today at the Pawating hospital, Niles. He had been in failing health for five years. A retired farmer, he came to Niles five years ago from Dowagiac, Mich.
Mr. Estabrook was born Feb. 18, 1891 at Rochester.
Surviving are his wife, Garnet [ESTABROOK], at home; a son, Byron [ESTABROOK], Niles; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy WEAVER, Rochester; Mrs. Betty TARQUIMO, Worth, Ill.; Mrs. Ilene WHITE, Mishawaka; two brothers, Hamilton [ESTABROOK], Chisholm, Minn.; Warren [ESTABROOK], Minneapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Florence NEEDLES, Fort Crook, Neb.; Mrs. Sadie BAKER, Rochester and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Pifer funeral home, Niles, and burial will be in the Silverbrook cemetery in that city.

Charles L. Sowers
Funeral services for Charles Leslie SOWERS, who died Sunday at his home in Macy, will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Macy Methodist church. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.

Wednesday, May 9, 1956

[no obits]

Thursday, May 10, 1956

Estella L. Clayburn
Funeral services for Mrs. Estella Leotha CLAYBURN, 73, Logansport, who died at 4:45 p.m. Monday at the Galveston nursing home were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Fisher funeral home, Logansport.
A native of Fulton county, she was born July 5, 1882, the daughter of Jesse A. and Mary Elizabeth (MARSH) LEASE. She was a member of the Market Street Methodist church, Logansport.
Survivors are a daughter, Ruby L. CLAYBURN, Logansport, and a brother, Henry O. LEASE, Kewanna.

Friday, May 11, 1956

[no obits]

Saturday, May 12, 1956

Frank X. Bell
Frank X. BELL, 88, Twelve Mile, a retired farmer, died at 12:55 p.m. Friday at Memorial hospital, Logansport, where he had been a patient for the past week.
He was born in Cass county, June 21, 1867, to William H. and Elmira (STEPHENSON) BELL. He was married on Christmas Day in 1888 to Irene STEPHEN. She died March 4, 1938. Mr. Bell was a member of the Twelve Mile E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a son, Tom [BELL], R.R. 5, Logansport; three daughters, Mrs. Nanette KINGERY, Fulton; Rachel BELL, Twelve Mile, and Mrs. Florence COONS, Logansport; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and a sister, Anna BUTTERWORTH, Logansport.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Twelve Mile E.U.B. church with the Rev. Harry REA and the Rev. Clyde ABBOTT officiating. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.
The Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, May 14, 1956

Trude Strong
Mrs. [Gertrude "Trude"] STRONG, 82, a former resident of Akron, died Saturday at the home of her daughter in Topeka, Kan., after a two month illness. She had been a resident of Topeka for the past eight years.
The daughter of William and Louise DOWNEY, she was born [Gertrude DOWNEY] June 10, 1899 at Akron. She was married to [Everett] O. STRONG, who died in 1942. The Strongs formerly operated a grocery store in Akron.
Mrs. Strong was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the O.E.S. which she served as worthy matron in 1918-19 and as district deput.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Wendell GODWIN, Topeka; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lewis HEINTZELMAN, South Bend; and one brother, Dr. D. C. DOWNEY, Dover, O. Two sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetry at Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

J. Adam Reish
John Adam REISH, 88, Leiters Ford, died at 8 p.m. Snday following an illness of 1 1/2 years.
A resident of Leiters Ford for the past 66 years, he was born in Center county, Pa., May 26, 1867, the son of John E. and Catherine WALTERS REISH. He was married Nov. 12, 1890 to Anna SNIDER, who died Dec. 13, 1948. He and his wife came to Leiters Ford from the Poplar Grove community.
Mr. Reish was occupied as a blacksmith until his retirement 11 years ago. He was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Margaret [REISH], Peru; sister, Mrs. Mary REEG, Powell, Wyo.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Mary CHARTRAND, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Marjorie CARPENTER, Elkhart; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A son, Donald [REISH], preceded him in death in 1954.
Funeral rites will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Louis HASKELL officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home here after 5 p.m. today. The body will be taken to the church at noon Tuesday to lie in state.

Tuesday, May 15, 1956

Hazel Ann Dickens
Hazel Ann DICKENS died Monday afternoon at her home in Kansas City, Mo. Death came suddenly from a heart seizure. She had been in failing health since last December.
Miss Dickens had many friends throughout Rochester and Akron, where she had visited on numerous occasions. For many years she was employed in Red Cross Association work both in the U.S. and abroad, and also did special work for the U. S. government.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. George C. BAUM, Rochester, and Mrs. Arthur L. TRESTER, Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at Kansas City. The body will be brought to the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, where brief services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Claude FAWNS of the Akron Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Van Buren, Ind. cemetery. Mrs. Baum and Mrs. Trester left via train for Kansas City, and will return to Akron with the body.

Loey Frank Thomas
Loey Frank THOMAS, 77, resident of Grass Creek and vicinity for many years died Monday at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth. He was born in Pulaski county Sept. 23, 1878.
The following children survive: Mrs. Dorothy SADLER, Crown Point; Arnold THOMAS, Fall Church, Va.; George [THOMAS], Chicago; David [THOMAS], South Bend; Arthur [THOMAS] and Mrs. Bertha PRITSCH, Plymouth. Twenty-one grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church with the Rev. L. H. McKINLEY in charge. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to the time of the rites, Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 16, 1956 to Thursday, May 17, 1956

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Friday, May 18, 1956

Helen M. Long
Mrs. Helen M. LONG, 89, Mentone, died at 2 a.m. today in the McDougle nursing home at Fulton. Mrs. Long had resided in Mentone since 1940, coming there from Newcastle township. She had been bedfast since last August.
The daughter of Stephen Van Ransler and Helen (TAYLOR) COON, she was born in Newcastle township, May 16, 1867. In 1891, she was married to John D. LONG who preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1946. Mrs. Long was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
The following children survive: Truman LONG, Mentone; Sylvan LONG, Plymouth, and Leo LONG, Rochester; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A brother, Clarence COON, Gary, also survives.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mentone Baptist church. The Rev. Irving OLSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township. Friends may call at he Johns funeral home, Mentone.

Alvada B. Robinson
Alvada B. ROBINSON, 74, died at 7:25 p.m. Thursday at her home in Akron following seven months' illness. She had been a resident of Akron and the Silver Lake communities her entire life. She was born Aug 5, 1876, at Silver Lake. Her parents were Jonathan and Effie (HOSMAN) ROBINSON. For the past 30 years she was employed as clerk and cashier for the Dan Leininger and [Sons] store of Akron. Miss Robinson was a member of Akron Methodist church and the W.S.C.S.
Surviving are a brother, Ray ROBINSON, Silver Lake; several cousins and an uncle and aunt. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m.Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Claude FAWNS in charge. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 19, 1956

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Monday, May 21, 1956

Emma R. Waite
Mrs. Emma R. [ARCHEY] WAITE, former resident of this city, died at 3 a.m. Sunday at her home, 603 South 10th street, Lafayette. She had been seriously ill for the past six weeks. Mrs. Waite, who had resided in Rochester for over 40 years, moved to Lafayette two years ago from 1206 Main street.
Mrs. Waite was born in Tippecanoe county in 1868 and in 1912 was married to Dr. O. P. WAITE of this city. He preceded her in death in 1934. Mrs. Waite was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the O.E.S. of Rochester.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald DECKER of the Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be brought to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from the Rogers-Myers funeral home in Lafayette. Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 22, 1956

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Wednesday, May 23, 1956

Con McCrosky
Con McCROSKY, 73, of Liberty township, died at 6:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. he had been a patient there since Monday. Mr. Mcrosky had been in failing health for the past 24 years.
The son of Lewis C. and Nancy P. WILLIAMS McCROSKY, he was born May 21, 1883, in Rochester township. He followed the occupation of farming until recent years.
Survivors are three brothers, Clarence [McCROSKY], Kewanna, Cecil [McCROSKY], Rochester, and Harley [McCROSKY], Fulton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald D. ABBEY of Fulton in charge. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Estella McPherson
Mrs. Estella McPHERSON, of Kewanna, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since May 17. She had been critically ill for the past week.
Mrs. McPherson was a member of the Kewanna Christian church.
Survivors are her husband, Charles [McPHERSON], at home; a son, W. G. BOYD, Chicago; a brother and sister, Thurman HULIETT and Mrs. Buelah TAYLOR, both of Nashville, Tenn. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until 1:30 p.m. Thursday at which time the body will be taken to Nashville, Tenn., where final rites will be held.

Thursday, May 24, 1956

William H. Moon
William H. MOON, 89, retired Pennsylvania railroad foreman, who resides southeast of Fulton, died Wednesday evening at a Rochester nursing home.
The son of Henry and Mary WARE MOON, he was born in Fulton county, Nov. 26, 1866. His marriage was to Ida H. BENNETT, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are three sons, Clarence [MOON], R.R. 6, Rochester, Floyd [MOON], Bellwood, Ill., John [MOON]; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister: Harry [MOON], Crown Point; Charles [MOON], Kewanna; and Mrs. Minnie HARDY, Kewanna.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. The rites will be held there 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Lawrence O. Kamp
Lawrence O. KAMP, 71, died at 4:35 a.m. today at the Memorial Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne. Death was caused by a heart ailment which he suffered 10 days ago. A former resident of Argos, he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Marcelle ROGERS, of Fort Wayne, for the past two years. He also had resided in Erie, Pa., for several years.
He was born May 31, 1884, at Argos, to Emanuel and Caroline KAMP. On Jan. 1, 1905, he was married to Mary BLOUGH at Argos. Mr. Kamp was a retired Nickel Plate R.R. signal maintenance worker. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church and the Moose and Eagles lodges of Plymouth.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. ROGERS; a graqndson, Jack LELAND, Fort Wayne, and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clara HEWITT, Plymouth, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 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 Maple Grove cemetry.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Friday, May 25, 1956

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Saturday, May 26, 1956

Eva May Most
Mrs. Eva May MOST, 70, former Akron resident, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Brethren Home, Mexico, where she had resided for the past three years. Prior to her residency in Akron, she lived in Plymouth for several years. She had been in failing health for four years.
The daughter of James and Sarah Ann POULSON, she was born April 4, 1886, in Marshall county. Her first marriage was to Artice WORTHINGTON, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. In 1929, she married Ernest MOST; he also preceded in death. Mrs. Most was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Florence MARSHALL, LaPorte; two brothers, Charles POULSON, Columbus, Ohio, and Elmer POULSON, San Francisco, Cal.; one niece and a nephew. A daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Claude FAWNS in charge. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, May 28, 1956

Harvey Emerson Miller
Harvey Emerson [MILLER], two-and-a-half months old son of Earl and Arlos (BAUGHMAN) MILLER, died Sunday night at his home 218 West Williams street, Argos. The child had been ill since birth with virus pneumonia. He was born March 23, 1956, at Culver, Ind.
Survivors are the parents and a brother, Roger Eugene [MILLER], 2 1/2 years, at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson BAUGHMAN, Grovertown, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey MILLER, Plymouth.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Claude KEYSER of the Eagle Creek church, Knox, will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetry.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Edith Mae Yarter
Mrs. Edith Mae YARTER, 64, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died at 9 p.m. Sunday in a hospital in that city, following a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of Kalamazoo for 30 years.
The daughter of James and Tressie (BLOOM) WESTWOOD, she was born Feb. 2, 1892, in Fulton county, Ind.
Survivors are her husband, Gordon YARTER, at home; three brothers, Robert WESTWOOD, Fowler, Ind.; Fred WESTWOOD, Rochester; John WESTWOOD, Benton Harbor, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey COLEMAN, and Mrs. Albert WOODS, both of Rochester, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. F. I. WILMERT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Tuesday, May 29, 1956

Benjamin F. Shoults
Benjamin Franklin SHOULTS, 89, of the Burton community, died at 9:45 p.m. Monday at the MacFarland nursing home, this city. He had been seriously ill for the past six weeks. Mr. Shoults, who was a retired farmer, had resided near Burton for 15 years.
He was born Sept. 5, 1866 at Peru, Ind. to Zacharias and Martha SHOULTS. His wife was the former May RHOADS. She preceded him in death in 1945. Mr. Shoults was a member of the Fairview church, Yellow Creek Lake.
Survivors are three nephews and a niece. Mr. and Mrs. Fred WARREN, Burton; Ed AUGHINBAUGH, North Manchester, Gene MARSHALL and Paulin BORTON, both of Mentone.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Dr. YOUNG in charge. Burial will be in the Roann cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 30, 1956

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Thursday, May 31, 1956

Elizabeth Raff
Mrs. Elizabeth RAFF, 73, died at 5 a.m. today at the home of Raymond BRADEN, R.R. 4, Rochester, where she had made her home for the past two and a half years. She had been in ill health for over two years. Mrs. Raff was a former resident of the Burton community, northeast of this city.
She was born June 7, 1883 at St. Joseph, Mich., and on June 24, 1907, was married to Eugene RAFF. Mrs. Raff wsa member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are a brother, Herman SHULTZ, Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home. The body will be cremated and the ashes will be returned to Rochester for commitment. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

William Romig
William ROMIG, husband of the former Dorothy BAKER, of Fulton, passed away after an extended illness at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, in St. Lukes Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon arrival of the body at the Easterday Funeral home in Culver.
William ROMIG, son of William and Dora ROMIG, of Kentland, is survived by his wife, Dorothy BAKER ROMIG, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil BAKER of Fulton; a stepson, James KELLY; a sister, and a nephew.
Mr. and mrs. Romig were residents of Nyona Lake until moving to Arizona two years ago. Mrs. Romig was associated for several years with her mother in Baker's Beauty Shop and now operates a tavern in Phoenix.

Friday, June 1, 1956

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Saturday, June 2, 1956

Harold C. Troutman
Peru, Ind. -- Funeral services for Harold C. TROUTMAN, of Rochester, Ind., a former resident of Macy, will be at two p.m. Monday at the Eikenberry funeral home. Burial will be in the Peru Lutheran cemetery.
Mr. Troutman died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday in the Reid hospital, Richmond. He had been in ill health for the past two years. He was born March 19, 1910 in Miami county to George and Anna PRITZ TROUTMAN. He was employed as a machine operator for the Perfect Circle Company at Richmond. A World War II veteran, he served 20 months in the European theatre. Mr. Troutman was a member of St. John's Lutheran church, Richmond.
Survivors are his mother; two sisters, Mrs. Roy SOUTHERTON, Indianapolis and Mrs. Howard KANKE, Richmond.

Monday, June 4, 1956

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Tuesday, June 5, 1956

Julia Ann McGinnis
Julia Ann McGINNIS, 77, succumbed at 6:30 o'clock Monday evening at the home of her daugher, Mrs. W. H. KING, 511 Fulton avenue, Rochester. Cause of death was listed as a coronary embolism. She had been ill the past three weeks.
Mrs. McGinnis had been visiting in Rochester, coming here from her home at 346 Maple avenue, Van Wert, O.
She was born on April 23, 1879, to Peter and Elizabeth (CRITES) KESLER in Allen County, O. On Nov. 14, 1901, she married Winfield M. McGINNIS, who preceded her in death in 1946.
Mrs. McGinnis was a member of the Van Wert Lutheran Church and the Eastern Star organization in that community. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. KING and Mrs. M. G. PUGH, Fort Wayne; two sons, Bertrand and Robert [McGINNIS], both of Ven Wert; one brother, E. A. KESLER, Van Wert; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The body was removed from Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Cowan and Son funeral home in Van Wert this afternoon, where services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m.. Burial will be in the Ridge cemetery in Van Wert.

Jesse C. Oler
Jesse C. OLER, 70, a native of Argos, died at 9 o'clock this morning at the Bair nursing home in Argos. Mr. Oler suffered a stroke several years ago and had been in failing health since that time.
He was born near Argos on June 8, 1885, to Charles and Eva OLER. His wife, Mary WISELY OLER preceded him in death in 1950.
He is survived by a son, Harold OLER, of Atwood, Ind.; five sisters, Mrs. Dollie MARTIN, Mrs. Mary SICKMILLER, Mrs. Edna SICKMILLER and Irene OLER, all of Argos, and Mrs. Jennie BIGGS of Bremen. Also five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Ed BOASE, of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at he funeral home.

Minnie May Mohler
Mrs. Minnie May MOHLER, 69, of Peru, died Monday afternoon in the Dukes hospital at Peru. She had been ill for the past several years and death was attributed to complications.
Mrs. Mohler went to Peru 56 years ago from Gilead. She was born on Aug. 14, 1886, to Charles and Sarah BERGER in Conway, Ark. She was married on Dec. 11, 1904 to Aaron MOHLER, who is among the survivors.
Other survivors include three sons, Earl [MOHLER], Peru; Carl [MOHLER], Sarasota, Fla.; and Fred [MOHLER], of Monticello; two brothers, S. A. BERGER, Little Rock, Ark., and Fred BERGER, Argos. Three sons and one daughter and thee brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Gilead Methodist church with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN and the Rev. CROSBY officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. The Drake-Flowers funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 o'clock Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, June 6, 1956

Marietta H. Locke
Mrs. Marietta H. LOCKE, 74, Hagerstown, died Tuesday afternoon in the Henry County hospital at Newcastle. Death was caused by a coronary occlusion which she suffered Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Locke was born at Gilead on Sept. 19, 1881, to Joseph and Marietta WAITE. She was preceded in death in 1951 by her husband, Edgar LOCKE.
Survivors include four sisters, Margaret, Carrie and Josephine WAITE, all of Gilead, and Mrs. Laura PAYNE, Newcastle; one brother, Will [WAITE], Los Angeles, Cal.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Waite residence in Gilead with the Rev. Walter CROSBY officiating and the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.
Friends may call at the Waite residence after 7 o'clock tonight.

John F. Raub
John Fredrick RAUB, 52, Leiters Ford, died this morning at 7:15 o'clock at his home. His death came suddenly.
Mr. Raub came to Leiters Ford 14 years ago from Huntington. He was born in London [?] Germany, on June 8, 1904, to Wilhelm and Maria RAUB, and was married to Blanche MILLER in Lake county on Aug. 19, 1929. He was a retired Erie railroad foreman.
He is survived by the widow; two sons, John William [RAUB], Indianapolis, and Donald Gene [RAUB], at home; four daughters, Mrs. Glen SCHWENK, Hamlet; Shirley, Janet and Donna [RAUB], also at home; the father, Wilhelm RAUB, Kiel-Wik, Germany; two sisters, August SCHMIDT, LaGrange, Ill., and Anni MUNDT, Rensburg, Germany; one brother, Willie RAUB, Kiel Wik, and two grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home in Rochester where arrangements are pending.

Thursday, June 7, 1956

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Friday, June 8, 1956

Joanna E. Daugherty
Mrs. Joanna Elizabeth DAUGHERTY, 75, of 500 East Fourth street, this city, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been in failing health for the past several weeks. Mrs. Daugherty had resided in Rochester for 49 years, coming here from Miami county.
The daughter of Ezra and Julia NEES, she was born April 10, 1881, in Miami county. Her first marriage was to James SHRIVER. In 1907 she married William Franklin DAUGHERTY at Rochester.
Survivors are the husband, at home, and the following children: Gertrude ENGBERS, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Charles Edward SHRIVER, Pontiac, Mich.; Martha HUGHES and Herbert DAUGHERTY, both of Fort Wayne; Harry DAUGHERTY, Ethorta, Pa.; Marguerite CARLOCK, Hartford, Mich., and Myrtle CLARK, this city.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Saturday, June 9, 1956

C. C. Ravencroft
C. C. RAVENCROFT, brother of Mrs. Lola SUTHERLAND, 318 West Ninth street, Rochester, died Friday morning in his home at 13225 Stoepel street, Detroit.
Funeral services will be held Monday in Detroit.
Mr. Ravencroft, who at one time was an actor with the Holden company and traveled throughout the country, was an uncle of Edward RAVENCROFT, Rochester, and John RAVENCROFT, Chicago. He was a frequest visitor to Rochester.

Lewis J. Wettschurack
Lewis John WETTSCHURACK, 67, of 920 South Jefferson street, this city, died at 5:40 p.m. Friday in a Michigan City hospital. He had been ill from leukemia since last October. Mr. Wettschurack had been a resident of Rochester for two years, coming here from Pontiac, Mich.
He was born Nov. 3, 1888, at Lafayette, Ind., to John Paul and Mathalda (EBERLE) WETTSCHURACK. On Aug. 12, 1952, at Marshalltown, Mich., he was married to Nellie HENDRICKS of Rochester.
Survivors are his wife, at home; two sons, Charles and Hubert [WETTSCHURACK], Lafayette, a daughter, Mrs. Margaret PLANTANGA, Lafayette; a brother, George [WETTSCHURACK], Montmorenci, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. Carrie BOOHER, also of Montmorenci.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Monday, June 11, 1956

Harry M. Osborn
Harry M. OSBORN, 66, well known farmer of R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 10:25 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital from a heart ailment. He had been seriously ill for the past month.
He was born Oct. 25, 1889, in Fulton county to Robert and Ella (GIBBONS) OSBORN. On Dec. 25, 1912, he was married to Edna MECHLING at Tiosa. He was a member of the Tiosa Church of the Brethren. In addition to farming Mr. Osborn also was engaged in trucking until ill health forced his retirement. All of his life had been lived in Fulton county.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Catherine) LEWIS, Tiosa; two grandsons, James and William LEWIS; a brother, Jay OSBORN, South Bend, and an aunt, Mrs. Carrie OVERMYER, Rochester.
The body will be removed from the Grossman funeral home this evening to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert LEWIS, where friends may call until noon Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held in the Tiosa Church of the Brethren at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Wayne SWIHART and the Rev. Carl RIDDLE, New Paris, Ind., will officiate. Burial will be in Richland Center cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Robert Whidden
Robert WHIDDEN, 62, of Silver Lake, died at 11:55 o'clock Sunday night in the Woodlawn hospital of injuries sustained Saturday night in a two-car accident three miles south and two miles west of Silver Lake, at a county road intersection.
The driver of the other car, Paul ADAMS, 21, of Claypool, suffered multiple abrasions, cuts and bruises, and was taken to Woodlawn for treatment. He was dismissed a short time later.
Whidden suffered a punctured lung, a skull fracture and several ribs were broken. He was also in a state of shock.
State police, who investigated, reported that Whidden was southbound and Adams was traveling west at the time of the accident. Neither driver saw the other as the two cars approached the unmarked intersection, according to the police report. Both cars were estimated as total losses.
The son of Fred and Hannah WHIDDEN, he was born April 14, 1894 at Brattleborough, Vt. In June, 1925, he was married to Marjory E. LONG. Mr. Whidden, who was a cabinetmaker, operated a shop in Silver Lake for several years. He was a member of the Silver Lake Methodist church, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving is his wife, at home. A brother and sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Eddingfield funeral home, Wabash, with the Rev. W. M. BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Falls cemetery, Wabash.
The American Legion will conduct graveside rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Wilmer H. Benner
Wilmer H. BENNER, 88, of Argos, died at 5 a.m. Sunday in the Austin nursing home, Plymouth. He had been in failing health for two years. He was a lifetime resident of Argos.
The son of William M. and Fietta (YEARICK) BENNER, he was born in Argos, May 11, 1868. He was a laborer.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Gilbert (Lottie) SHEELY, R.R. 4, Plymouth; two brothers, Bert BENNER, Mays, Ind.; Harry BENNER, Chicago, and several nieces and nephews and cousins. Final rites will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER, Mooreland, Ind., in charge. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 12, 1956

John E. Conn
Logansport, Ind. -- John Everett CONN, 72, R.R. 2, Royal Center, was found dead in a field on his farm at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Death was due to a heart attack.
Conn was born in Harrison township, April 16, 1884, to John F. and Hannah KISTLER CONN. He was a member of the Indian Creek Christian church of near Lucerne.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine [CONN] at home; a son and three daughters, among whom is Mary MINTHORN of Kewanna. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison funeral home, Royal Center. Burial will be in Indian Creek cemetery.

Wednesday, June 13, 1956

Orville See
Orville SEE, of R.R. 1, Macy, died Tuesday afternoon at his farm home. He had been in ill health for the past three years.
He was born March 10, 1893, in Miami county, Ind. On Dec. 4, 1915, he was married to Clara M. BREITENSTINE, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Willis [SEE], Deedsville; seven [sic] brothers, Fred [SEE], Macy; Albert [SEE], Peru; Oliver [SEE], Chili; Harold [SEE], Akron; Clarence [SEE], Macy, and Ferrol [SEE], Macy; and four sisters, Mrs. Mary WINKELPLECK, Chicago; Mrs. Dessa CENTANNE, Chicago; Mrs. Verna TILLET, Peru; and Mrs. Blanche LECKRON, Fairmont.
Mr. See was a member of th Ebenezer Methodist church.
Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver, after 2 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Ebenezer church with the Rev. Harold CONRAD and the Rev. W. CROSBY officiating.
Burial will be in the Deedsville cemetery.

Harold S. Blackburn
Harold Scott BLACKBURN, 50, farmer of near Akron, died at 7 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for two days. He had been in ill health for three months. All of his life had been lived in Akron and vicinity.
The son of Fred and Blanche (SMITH) BLACKBURN, he was born Nov. 21, 1905, near Akron. He had never married.
Surviving are his parents, who reside five miles northeast of Akron, and a brother, Hanley BLACKBURN, of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Victor YEAGER will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Howard Wendell Bunn
Howard Wendell BUNN, 52, of 700 Fulton avenue, this city, died at 3:15 a.m. today in the Memorial hospital, South Bend, where he had been a patient since last Saturday. Cause of death is undetermined, pending a post mortem. Mr. Bunn has spent practically his entire life in Rochester and vicinity.
He was born Nov. 15, 1903, near Leiters Ford, to Walter and Genevie (MOORE) BUNN. On Oct. 11, 1951, at Angola, he was married to Joann HAGGERTY WADE, of Rochester. Mr. Bunn, who was self-employed, operated a commercial weed spraying business. He was a member of Moose Lodge of Rochester.
Survivors are his wife and four children, Wendy Jo, John T., Linda and Allen [BUNN], all of Rochester; a brother, Robert BUNN, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Mable HARTER, Des Moines, Ia., and Mrs. Mary Jane KOHN, Chicago; a niece and a nephew.
Final rites will be held 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. L. E. POWELL in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 (noon) Thursday.

Amy Hepp
Winamac, Ind. -- Funeral services for Mrs. Amy E. HEPP, 78, of Monticello, will be held Thursday at St. Peter's church. The Rev. Alexander LEIKER will officiate and burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery.
She is survived by her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Jim KISTLER, Leiters Ford Mrs. Bertha HOUSE, Royal Center, and a brother, Charles COLEMAN, Royal Center.
The rosary will be recited tonight at 8 o'clock at the Kennedy funeral home.

Rev. Edwin W. Castle
The Rev. Edwin W. CASTLE, 79, died at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient since February 20. He had been a resident of Rochester, at 508 West Third street, since September, 1955. The Rev. Castle had been in failing health for the past four years.
He was born Jan. 20, 1877, at Gilead, to Thomas and Emeline (ANGLEMYER) CASTLE. His first marriage was Oct. 18, 1904, to Anna KOPITKI. She died Jan. 26, 1948. On April 17, 1949, he married Ora BROWN CASTLE, who survives. he was a minister in South Bend for a number of years and was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Survivors are his wife, at home; three sons, Orville [CASTLE], Niles, Mich.; Wayne [CASTLE], Buchanan, Mich., and Charles [CASTLE], South Bend; three step-daughters, Mrs. Lola ALEXANDER, Mrs. Betty GORDON, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Emeline LOVE, Albuquerque, N.M., a stepson, Alvah FRIDAY, Mishawaka; two brothers, Wilbur [CASTLE], and Cecil CASTLE, South Bend; three sistrs, Mrs. Ethel EMMONS, South Bend; Mrs. Zella BRADBURY, St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Cynthia RALSTON, Michigan City; eight gandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Christian church with the Rev. James KIMSEY officiating. Burial will be in the Highland cemetry, South Bend.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Thursday, June 14, 1956

Fred Grube
Fred GRUBE, 71, well known farmer, died early Wednesday at his home near Kewanna. He had been a resident of Fulton county throughout his entire life.
He was born July 4, 1884, to Adam J. and Mollie (APPLEMAN) GRUBE. On Oct. 29, 1906, he was married to Stella SLICK. Mr. Grube was a Past Master of the Kewanna Masonic lodge and was a member of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a daughter, Mary APPLEMAN, Leiters Ford; a brother, Jennings GRUBE, Kewanna, and a sister, Mrs. Esther GREENWALT, Los Angeles, Cal.
The body rests at the Harrison funeral home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Prairie Grove church at 2 o'clock Friday aftrnoon with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery.

Howard W. Bunn
Howard W. BUNN, 52, 700 Fulton avenue, died of a ruptured heart and not of weed spray poisoning. This was shown by a post mortem conducted at Memorial hospital in South Bend, the family physician reported today.
After Bunn's death at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, rumors were rampant that he had contracted poison while spraying weeds on Lake Manitou and that the lake was unsafe.
It has been learned that Bunn was spraying weeds at the time he became ill, but that the spraying was at a county ditch and not on Lake Manitou. The post-mortem has debunked the rumors that the spraying was the cause of death.

Olive Hoover
Mrs. Olive HOOVER, 56, of R.R. 4, Rochester, died Wednesday in the Bethesda hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. She had been in ill health for several months. Most of her life had been lived in the Monterey community.
She was born Jan. 25, 1900, at Monterey to George and Mary (GORSLINE) GUISE. For several years she taught school at Leiters Ford and Delong.
Survivors are her husband, Paul HOOVER; three step-children, Bonnie HOOVER, Hines, Ill.; Pauline HOOVER, teacher in Maine; Harry HOOVER, U. S. Army, and two brothers, Harley GUISE, Leiters Ford, and Joe GUISE, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The body is being returned to the Easterday funeral home, Culver. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Marion Burkett
Mrs. Effie CARR, Rochester, received word of the death of her father, Marion BURKETT, of Ora, Ind. Death occurred Friday morning in the Memorial hospital, Knox.
Mr. Burkett was 64 years old and had resided in the Ora community all of his life.
Besides Mrs. Carr he leaves two sons, Cecil and Alfred [BURKETT], of Ora; two other daughters, Mrs. Dollie KUHN, Logansport, and Mrs. Edna GREER, LaPorte; twenty-nine grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock in the Ora brick church and burial will be in the Ora cemetery.

Friday, June 15, 1956

Nellie Hinton
Mrs. Nellie Jane HINTON, 68, of R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday at the Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw, where she had been a patient since noon Thursday. Death was caused by a heart ailment. She had been seriously ill for two weeks and in failing health for three years.
Mrs. Hinton had been a resident of Fulton county for 32 years, coming here from Star City, Ind.
She was born Sept. 9, 1887, at Leiters Ford, to Jesse and Elizabeth (ROBINSON) BIDDINGER. On Dec. 22, 1908, she was marrid to Clarence HINTON. Mrs. Hinton was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband at home; three brothers, Carl BIDDINGER, Rochester, Clyde BIDDINGER, Chicago and Don BIDDINGER, San Diego, Cal, and several nieces and nephews.
The body rests at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rites are pending.

Sarah Ellen Dreitzler
Sarah Ellen "Ella" DREITZLER, 81, of 305 North Michigan street, Argos, died at 2:20 a.m. in the Jones nursing home, Bremen. She had been in failing health for the past five years. Practically all of her life had been lived in Argos.
The daughter of Samuel and Phoebe DREITZLER, she was born May 24, 1875 in Hancock county, Ohio. She was a member of the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church.
Surviving are two sistrs, Mrs. John (Maggie) LADD and Mrs. John (Inez) WHITE, both of Argos; a niece, Mrs. Bernetta GOODYEAR, Denver, Colo.; two nephews, Paul Verdean WHITE, Lansing, Mich., and John C. WHITE, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, with the Rev. Wayne TIPPY of Argos officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Paul Hoover
Funeral services for Mrs. Paul (Olive) HOOVER, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died Wednesday in a Cincinnat, O., hospital, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Delong Methodist church, with the Rev. Lewis HASKELL officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Eastrday funeral home of Culver is in charge of arrangements.

Charles E. Yates
Charles E. YATES, 79, Disko, despondent and ill since his wife's death last July, ended his life by shotgun wounds shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday at his home.
Dr. W. M. WALROD, deputy coroner of Wabash county, said that the shots were heard by a next door neighbor who found the body. He listed the death as suicide.
Yates, a retired section foreman for the Erie railroad, had lived his entire life in the Disko area. He was born in Wabash county on Jan. 17, 1877 to William and Elizabeth YATES.
His wife, the former Ida Mae SMITH, preceded him in death last July.
Yates was a member of the Disko Methodist church and of the Modern Woodmen of American lodge. Survivors are a grandson, Carson HAMMOND, Jr., Akron; a sister, Mrs. Albert LEFFEL, R.R. 2, Noth Manchester, and a brother, Lloyd [YATES], Warsaw.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Disko Methodist church with the Rev. Clarence HOFFMAN, Marion, officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron from 2 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church from noon until 1 p.m. Sunday.

John William Cowen
John William COWEN, 82, of Tippecanoe, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth. He was born Dec. 11, 1873, in Richland township, Fulton county.
Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Dottie FIELDS, Culver; Mrs. Bernice ALEXANDER, South Bend; Ira COWEN, South Bend; Mrs. Anabelle MYERS, Niles, Mich.; Lester COWEN, Lynn, Ind.; Mrs. Lucille GENTRY, South Bend; Mrs. Louvena RIPLEY, Lakeville; Mrs. Viola RICHARDS, South Bend; Mrs. Rosetta MORLAND, LaPaz; Willis COWEN, Plymouth; and Lloyd COWAN, Tippecanoe. Also surviving are thirty-five grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tippecanoe Community church. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at Cowen home, Tippecanoe.

Saturday, June 16, 1956

Olive Muriel Hoover
Final rites for Mrs. Olive Muriel HOOVER, R.R. 4, Rochester, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Delong Methodist church. The Rev. Lewis HASKELL will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Mrs. Clarence Hinton
Funeral services for Mrs. Clarence HINTON will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Harry SMITH of the Bethlehem church will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, June 18, 1956

Rev. Henry McMillen
The Rev. Henry McMILLEN, 81, of Stockton, Cal., died of a heart attack June 14, while on a vacation to Reno, Nev. A number of years ago he was pastor of the Poplar Grove church, two miles east of Lake Maxinkuckee. He had resided in California for the past 40 years.
The son of Richard and Amanda (SMITH) McMILLEN, he was born in November, 1874, near Poplar Grove, Marshall county, Ind. He never married.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Julia HEIGHT, Elkhart; Mrs. Erdean MILLER, White Pigeon, Mich., and three brothers, Alva, Richard and Aril McMILLEN, all of Michigan.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Edward BOASE of the Argos Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Mary Etta Whiteside
Mary Etta WHITESIDE, 68, who made her home with Mrs. Augusta FEAR, of Argos, died at noon Saturday in the Anderson nursing home, LaPorte. She had been in failing health for 14 months.
She was born March 18, 1888 in Marshall county to Lewis and Sarah (WARNER) ABAIR.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Augusta FEAR, Argos; two brothers, Marion ABAIR, Gary, and Peter ABAIR, R.R. 3, Argos and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites were held at 2 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Robert ARMSTRONG officiated. Burial was in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Pearl McGee
Mrs. Pearl McGEE, 72, lifelong resident of Athens, died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday at the home of her son, Charles McGEE, of Ossian, Indiana. She had been in ill health for three months.
She was born May 1, 1884, in the Olive Bethel community to John and Mary CHRISTMAS. In 1902 she was married to Edward McGEE, who preceded her in death in 1944. Mrs. McGee was a member of the Athens Sunshine Circle.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Olive SMITH, Fort Myers, Fla., Mrs. Mable LIDGARD, Bremen; six sons, Harley [McGEE], Rochester; Charles [McGEE], Ossian; Dee and Ermal [McGEE], both of Marion; Harold [McGEE], Tippecanoe, and Raymond [McGEE], Bloomington; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Perry CHRISTMAS, Annapolis, Md. Two daughters and a son preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Athens Mt. Hope cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 19, 1956

Emma M. Moesch
Final rites for Mrs. Emma M. MOESCH, 83, formerly of Indianapolis, who died Sunday in the home of her son, Henry W. MOESCH, Jr., near Leiters Ford, will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek Mortuary, Indianapolis.
A former resident of Indianapolis, Mrs. Moesch for the past few months had made her home with her son, who is the only survivor. Moesch is an administrative assistant in the Indiana Department of Conservation. He and his wife have resided in Aubbeenaubbee township for a number of years. Their residence is built on the north bank of the Tippecanoe river about a mile west of Leiters Ford.
Mrs. Moesch was a member of the Zion Evangelical United Brethren church, an honorary member of the Women's Auxiliary of Athenaeium Turners Club and an honorary life member of the Altenheim of Indianapolis. She was born in Indianapolis.

Mark P. Helm
Final rites were held this afternoon for Mark P. HELM, 86, former registrar of the Indiana School of Medicine, in the Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary, Indianapolis. Mr. Helm, a teacher and principal in several schools in Indiana early in his career, died Saturday in his home, 3740 North Pennsylvania street, Indianapolis.
In 1906, he was named manager of the Ball Brothers manufacturing company's Marion plant.
Born at Granville, Ind., he had lived in Indianapolis 39 years. He attended grade and high schools at Muncie and entered I.U. in 1899.
He was the uncle of Richard P. HELM, 320 West fifth street, this city.
Other survivors are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. John H. COX, Nappanee; a brother, Arthur C. HELM, Indianapolis; a grandson and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard HELM attended the services.

Mabel Woods
Mrs. Russell (Mabel) WOODS, the former Mabel BECKER, died early this morning at her home in South Bend. Her mother, Mrs. Henry BECKER, and three brothers,Virgil, Lu and Walter BECKER, all reside in Rochester. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Wednesday, June 20, 1956

Catherine Lavina Anderson
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Lavina "Vina" ANDERSON, who died Monday evening at her home in Fort Wayne, will be held 1 p.m. Thursday in that city. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester.
Her death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage.
A former resident of Fulton county, she had resided in Fort Wayne for 40 years.
She was born March 19, 1875, the daughter of Lawrence and Mary (RIEKLE) DURBAN. On July 25, 1894, she was married to John E. ANDERSON. Mrs. Anderson was a member of the First Baptist church, of Fort Wayne.
Survivors are five sons and four sisters, one of whom is Mrs. Bert BRAMAN of Rochester.

Mabel G. Wood
Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel G. WOOD, 56, who died early Tuesday in South Bend, will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in the Forest G. Hay funeral home, South Bend. Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery, South Bend.
The Rev. Paul CHALFANT of the South Bend Sunnyside Presbyterian church will officiate.

Thursday, June 21, 1956

S. A. Barnes
Mrs. Forest [FENIMORE], of this city, has received word of the death of her uncle, S. A. BARNES, 86, which occurred Tuesday at his home in St. Paul, Ind.
Mr. Barnes was a former rural mail carrier out of the Rochester postofice. His first marriage was to Martha STINSON, who preceded him in death a number of years ago.
Final rites and burial were held at Gary, Ind.

Claude W. Bouck
Claude Willis BOUCK, 70, lifelong resident of Rochester and vicinity, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Westville, Ind. sanitarium, where he had been a patient for the past 18 months.
The son of Charles Reeves and Cora Louise (ROWLEY) BOUCK, he was born in Rochester in 1886. Mr. Bouck was a retired railroader and a member of the Rochester American Legion and veteran of World War I.
Surviving are two cousins, Max MATTICE of this city, and Floyd MATTICE, of Washington, D.C., and a niece, Mrs. William WALKEY [?] of Glouster, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Bothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald DECKER of the Rochester Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Minnie D. Goff
Mrs. Minnie D. [GOFF], 75, died at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence THOMPSON, R.R. 1, Akron, after a five months illness. Practically all of her life had been lived in Akron and vicinity.
She was born July 29, 1880, in Kosciusko county, to Adam and Harriett (ARTER) MILLER. In 1898 she was married to Homer RICHTER in Warsaw. He preceded her in death in 1917. Mrs. Goss was a member of the Church of God of Mishawaka.
Survivors are the daughter; one son, Vernon RICHTER, Hammond; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles MILLER, Kewanna, and a sister, Mrs. Ella RICH, Kalispell, Mont. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A son preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, where final rites will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.

Friday, June 22, 1956

Albert Biddinger
Albert BIDDINGER, 67, former resident of Akron and Rochester, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at his home in Fort Smith Ark. He had been in failing health for two and a half years. While in Rochester Mr. Biddinger resided at 130 Jefferson street; he moved to Akron in September 1955.
The son of Jonas and Dorothy (PLATZ) BIDDINGER, he was born June 7, 1889, near Leiters Ford. His first marriage was to Rosa CURTIS, who died in 1946. His second wife, the former Mae WOODCOX, survives. Mr. Biddinger was a barber.
Survivors are the wife at home, a daughter, Mrs. Freda BARLOW, South Bend and many other relatives.
Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
The body is expected to arrive at 8 p.m. Saturday over the Erie R.R. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Minnie D. Goff
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie D. GOFF, who died Wednesday evening at her home near Akron will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.

Saturday, June 23, 1956

Robert E. Murphy
Friends of Robert E. MURPHY, New York, have received word of his death which occurred June 3, from an embolism. Two weeks previously he had a portion of his lung removed because of a tubercular lesion.
Mr. Murphy was a member of the Overseas Legal Staff since 1943. Previously he was with the Public Relations Department of the Corporation in New York City. He was the son of the late Edward and Clara (MONTGOMERY) MURPHY of this city.
He is survived by an invalid and daughter, who is still in college. [sic]

Robert H. Engle
Robert H. ENGLE, Lago Colony, Aruba Netherlands, West Indies, died at 1:45 a.m. today at the home of his mother, Mrs. Maggie ENGLE of Beaver Dam. Death was caused by a coronary occlusion. He was on a business trip to the States and had been visiting at his mother's home for a few days.
The son of Herschel and Maggie (ERB) ENGLE, he was born Sept. 29, 1907 at Akron. He was married to Mary Margaret KEEFE, who survives. Mr. Engle was chief ac- Company of New Jersey. [sic] He was a member of Aruba Masonic lodge.
He graduated from Akron high school in 1925 and was employed at Hammond for four years. He had been with the Standard Oil Company for 27 years.
Other survivors are a daughter, a student at Bucknell University; a son, John [ENGLE] at home; a sister, Mrs. Bertha BENNETT, Highland, Ind.; one brother, George ENGLE, Gary, and his mother, Mrs. Maggie ENGLE, Beaver Dam.
Final rites are incomplete pending the arrival of Mrs. Engle from Aruba. Friends may call the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, in regard to the time and place of the services.

Monday, June 25, 1956

Charles E. Weaver
Charles E. WEAVER, 81, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at his home three and a half miles west of Laketon, Ind. He had been in ill health for several years.
The son of Abraham and Amanda (IVINS) WEAVER, he was born Aug. 16, 1874 in Wabash county. He was married to Jane GUINNUP, March 20, 1901. He was a retired farmer and at one time owned and operated a grocery store in Wabash county.
Survivors are one son, Ray [WEAVER], at home and a brother, Edwin WEAVER, Silver Lake.
Final rites will be held 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Laketon E.U.B. church with the Rev. Dwight McCLURE officiating. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron from Tuesday noon to Wednesday noon. The body will lie in state at the church for two hours prior to the services.

Cecil Slusser and
Doris Bryant
Two drownings but a few moments apart occurred Sunday afternoon in lakes in this vicinity. The victims were Cecil SLUSSER, 19, of near Logansport and Miss Doris BRYANT, 32, of Indianapolis.
Slusser was drowned in Lake Maxinkuckee when the boat in which he and four friends were riding was upset when it hit the wake made by a high-powered motor boat. A nearby fishing boat was able to rescue all but Slusser.
Miss Bryant's death occurred when the boat in which she and four friends, all clad in bathing suits, capsized in Langenbaum resort lake near Monterey. All but Miss Bryant managed to swim to shore.

Ronald Engle
Funeral services for Ronald ENGLE, 48, who died Saturday morning at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary ENGLE of Beaver Dam, will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday. The body will then be taken to the church to lie in state until the time for the services.
Mr. Engle's body was taken to Highland, Ind. today to lie in state at the Fagan funeral home, until 7 p.m. today. He was a former resident of Highland.

Floyd Van Trump
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon for Floyd "Pete" Van TRUMP, 73, co-publisher of The News-Sentinel, who died of a heart attack at 8 o'clock Saturday night.
Mr. Van Trump had been in failing health the past 10 years but his sudden death came as a severe shock to the community in which he had spent his entire life, the last 56 years as a printer and publisher.
The fatal seizure came at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. B. LICHTENWALTER, 219 West fifth street, where he and his wife, Besse [Van TRUMP], and another daughter, Mrs. William BURR, had stopped for a visit following an evening automobile ride.
The Rev. Donald DECKER, minister of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate at the Tuesday rites, to be held at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
On Dec. 1 of this year Mr. Van Trump would have completed 32 years of partnership with Hugh A. BARNHART in the Barnhart-Van Trump Company Inc., publishers of The News-Sentinel.
This period spans the entire life of this newspaper, for it was on Dec. 1, 1924, that Mr. Van Trump and Mr. Barnhart combined their two publications, The Daily News and The Sentinel, to found The News-Sentinel. Mr. Van Trump had been vice president of The Barnhart-Van Trump Company since that date.
A man who knew the printing business in all its intricacies, Mr. Van Trump's forte was the mechanical side of the newspaper and the commercial or "job" division of the firm. In the latter particularly, he earned a wide reputation for the quality and scope of the typographical work turned out in the past three decades.
Born Dec. 21, 1889 in Rochester, Mr. Van Trump was the son of Jacob and Lavina REED Van TRUMP. He attended Rochester schools and at about the age of 18 took a job as a printer's apprentice on The Sentinel, published by the late Henry A. BARNHART.
This $3-a-week position started Floyd Van Trump on the way to an eminent printing career which carried him through printer, foreman, superintendent and into the publishing of three other newspapers before helping to found The News-Sentinel.
His first venture into the management end of the business came in 1908 when Henry Barnhart was elected to U. S. Congress. The latter, before leaving the city to assume his post in Washington, leased The Sentinel to "Pete" and his brother, Harold [Van TRUMP]. Both had learned their trades in The Sentinel organization.
The Van Trumps operated the paper until 1913, when they left the firm to start their own commercial printing plant.
Neither could stay away from newspaper publication long, however. The same year they founded a weekly, The Fulton County Sun, an independent newspaper. This the Van Trumps published until 1922, when a group of local Republicans purchased the paper and converted it into a daily.
Thus the city had three daily newspapers, The Sentinel, The Republican and The Sun, and it was not long until the strain of supporting such a crowded field was felt. A year afterward, 1923, the Van Trump brothers rebought the Sun and a few months later absorbed The Republican also. The new publication was renamed The Daily News.
The many years of newspaper battles, founded on political bitterness which had left many a scar, was ended on Dec. 1, 1924, when Floyd Van Trump combined The Daily News with The Sentinel of Hugh A. Barnhart. The two men owned all but a few shares of stock at the outset, the remainder being held by local businessmen to assure the political neutrality of the publication. Those later were bought up by the two major owners. Harold Van Trump disposed of his intrest in The Daily News at the time of the consolidation. He died in 1932.
Since that 1924 date, Mr. Van Trump had seen The News-Sentinel's circulation and advertising volume steadily grow and had played a major role in the equally-steady advancement of the firm's commercial printing business.
Mr. Van Trump was married April 25, 1908, to Elizabeth BOWERS and the couple had lived their entire married life at 401 East 14th street. Surviving, besides the wife, are three daughters, Mrs. [Everett R. (Elizabeth)] LICHTENWALTER, Mrs. Charles [Martha] KOCHENDERFER, 1308 Madison street, and Mrs. William [Anne] BURR, LaPorte; one brother, Carl Van TRUMP, 214 West 11th street, former editor and now wire editor of The News-Sentinel; one niece, Mrs. Fred L. RITCHIE, West Lafayette, and two grandsons, Pieter BURR, LaPorte, and Mark KOCHENDERFER, Rochester.
Mr. Van Trump was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city and also was a founder and charter member of the Rochester country club. A top-notch golfer in his younger days, he was at one time a leading member of the city's golf team which competed in an inter-city league throughout northern Indiana. His health had not permitted him to play the game for the past decade, but he maintained a lively interest in the sport and fostered the advancement of many of the club's best players today.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until the hour of the services Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 26, 1956

M. B. Crews
Word has been received here that M. B. CREWS, husband of the former Edith HENDERSON, of Rochester, died Sunday at Dayton, O. Services and burial will be in Dayton on Wednesday.
Mrs. Crews left Rochester about 10 years ago, but she and her husband were frequent visitors to this city. She formerly was associated with the Charles CAMPBELL law office here.

Wednesday, June 27, 1956

Alonzo E. Cooper
Alonzo Edward COOPER, 63, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his home, 801 Sycamore street, Plymouth. He moved to Plymouth from Argos a few months ago. For 41 years he owned and operated a farm near Tippecanoe. He went there from Culver. Mr. Cooper had been in failing health for 15 months.
He was born July 23, 1892, at Hoopeston, Ill. to Alexander and Rebekah COOPER. On July 1, 1916, he was married to Lillie Jane JOHNSON at Plymouth.
Surviving are his wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Otis (Lenna) THACKER, Bourbon; a son, Herman [COOPER], Tippecanot; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lulu PETTY, Kokomo, Mrs. Sadie LONGLON, Salem, Ore.; Mrs. Della TYLER, Plymouth, and three brothers, Newberry [COOPER], Elkhart, Ernest [COOPER], Argos, and William [COOPER], Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH of Argos will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Floyd Van Trump
Among the out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the final rites for Floyd "Pete" Van TRUMP which were held Tuesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home were:
Mr. and Mrs. R. K. CHAPSTICK, Kirklin, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. RITCHIE, West Lafeyette; Hugh TIPTON and Mrs. Floyd SPEAKMAN, Rome City, Ind.; Mrs. Kenneth MacLEAN and son Gary, South Bend; Mrs. Harry BETTEN, North Manchester; Mr. and Mrs. Zane FLETCHER, Mr. and Mrs. James HUDSON, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick ENSIGN and Rich and Carol Ann, all of South Bend.
Mrs. Melvin RINGLE, Mrs. Charles LOWE and Mrs. Agnes COGHILL, all of Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Ivan BOYLAN, Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Glen O. MARSH and Glen, Jr. and Linda, Bluffton Ind.; Mrs Laura HARTER and Russell HARTER, Mexico; Mrs. Mabel RANNELLS MILLER, Fulton; Mrs. Richard WALL, Lebanon; Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. CURLEE, Kokomo; Mrs. Floyd TIPMORE, Akron; Mrs. R. W. KINTIGH, Goshen; Mrs. Glen HEAT McLEMORE, Joliet,Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Mark LOWE, Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. EWING, Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Florance HENDRICKSON, Kewanna.

Thursday, June 28, 1956 to Friday, June 29, 1956

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Saturday, June 30, 1956

Frank E. Swihart
Frank E. SWIHART, 76, Rock Lake, died of complications at 1:20 p.m. Friday at his home after living all but eight years of his life in the Akron vicinity. He had also resided in California and Washington state.
The son of Ananias and Mary SHOEMAKER SWIHART, the deceased was a retired farmer and carpenter. His wife, the former Birdie KLINE, to whom he was married in 1898, in Akron, died in 1947.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Beulah KAMP, Akron; two sons, Charles [SWIHART], Macy, and Russell [SWIHART], Akron; fourteen grandchildren; three brothers, Elias [SWIHART], Lakeland, Fla.; Elvis [SWIHART], Tippecanoe, and Harvey [SWIHART], Elkhart. A daughter and a brother preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Everett P. Lane
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Everett Paul LANE, 56, who died at 3:30 p.m. Friday after two years' illness.
Death came at the home of his son, Alfred LANE, 1317 Monroe street, where he had lived the last 2 1/2 months.
A retired railroad employee he came here from Chicago. He was born Sept. 14, 1899.
Surviving are five sons, Robert LANE, Idaville; Richard LANE, Monticello; Paul LANE, Huntington; Harold LANE, Mason City, Ia.; and Alfred LANE, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Leotta MILLER, Buffalo, Ind.; and Mrs. Imogene WAKELAND, Idaville; one brother, Ernest LANE, Indianapolis; and one sister, Mrs. Bertha DAVIS, Marshtown.
The Rev. Richard J. DICKSON of the Rochester Nazarene church will officiate at the last rites and burial will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body will rest at the funeral home where friens may call.

Monday, July 2, 1956

Mary J. Hauser
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Winamac, for Mrs Mary Jeanette "Nettie", HAUSER, 62, who died at 7 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital following a seven-month illness. Mrs. Hauser was a resident of the Bichland Center community for the past 16 years, coming there from Plymouth.
She was born in Pulaski county on Dec. 31, 1894, the daughter of Andrew and Stella WASHBURN GILL. She was married on Dec. 2, 1913, to Frank HAUSER in Winamac. She was a member of the O.K. church in Pulaski county.
Survivors include the husband and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth STANTZ, Elkhart. Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
The body was taken this morning from the Foster funeral home here to the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac, where friends may call. Burial Tuesday will be in the Crown Hill cemetery in Winamac.

Max Dale Kamp
Max Dale KAMP, month-old-son of Rawland and Lois ALDERFER KAMP, died at 4:52 p.m. Sunday at the Northern Indiana Childrens' Hospital in South Bend, where he had been a patient for the past 25 days.
The Kamp infant had been ill for about a month. Cause of death was listed as congenital heart disease and pneumonia.
Born May 13, 1956, he lived with his parents at 630 East 13th street, Rochester.
Surviving, besides the parents, are one sister, Elaine [KAMP], 18 months; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph ALDERFER, R.R. 4, Rochester; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton ALDERFER, R.R. 3, Rohester, and Mrs. Charles HILAND, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy KAMP, R.R. 1, Akron, and the paternal great-grandfather, Reuben KAMP, R.R. 1, Akron.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Robert ARMSTRONG of the Richland Center Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will rest at the funeral home where friends may call after 5 p.m. today.

Florence Ailer
Mrs. Florence AILER, 81, a resident of the Talma community the past 10 years, died at 7:45 o'clock this morning at the Brethren Home in Flora.
The body is being returned to the Foster funeral home in Rochester. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Nerla A. Royer
Mrs. Nerla A. ROYER, 81, a lifelong resident of the Akron vicinity, died at 2:50 o'clock this morning after being ill for two years.
A member of the Silver Creek Church of God, Mrs. Royer was born July 17, 1874, near Akron to Philip and Mary ARTER HOFFMAN. In 1900, she ws married to Reuben ROYER in Akron. Her husband died in 1851.
Survivors are two sons, Vern [ROYER], Akron, and Robert [ROYER], Bloomington, and four grandchildren. A son and five brothers preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thurday at the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating, assisted by the Rev. Victor YEAGER. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Tuesday until 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the services.

Tuesday, July 3, 1956

Emma Scull
Mrs. Emma MEYER SCULL died Monday at 3:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a five-month illness. She was 85 years of age. Mrs. Scull, who rsided at 715 Jefferson street, had been a hospital patient since June 1.
Born Nov. 17, 1870, in Wabash, she graduated from Rochester high school in 1888 and was one of the school's oldest living graduates. She had resided in Rochester for the past 30 years, returning here from Texas after the death of her husband, Major James A. SCULL, in 1925. Major Scull spent his life as a career officer in the Medical Corps.
Mrs. Scull's parents were Henry and Nancy HETTMANSPERGER MEYER and she was married in 1894 at Rochester. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Rochester where she was once organist, Woman's Club, and Monday Club.
Surviving are a son, H. M. SCULL, Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy OLSEN, Rochester; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Christina CLARK, preceded her in death in 1950.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Rochester. The Rev. Donald DECKER of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will rest at the funeral home where friends may call after 5 p.m. today.

Wednesday, July 5, 1956

[no paper - holiday]

Thursday, July 5, 1956

Pearl D. Cowen
Mrs. Pearl D. COWEN, 75, a lifelong resident of the Burr Oak and Poplar Grove communities in Marshall county, died suddenly of a heart attack at 9:15 o'clock this morning at her home six miles southwest of Argos on State Road 10.
The daughter of James and Elizabeth HOUGHTON, Mrs. Cowen was born May 24, 1881. On Nov. 20, 1899, she was married to George COWEN in Cando N.D.
She was a housewife and attended the Poplar Grove church.
Survivors are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Marie ADDISON, South Bend; one son, Clifford [COWEN], South Bend; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Blonda Martin
Mrs. Blonda MARTIN, 65, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at the lake home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold (Ruth) GROSSMAN, R.R. 2, Rochester, at 5 p.m. Wednesday after an illness of 15 months.
A lifelong resident of Fulton and Marshall counties, Mrs. Martin and her husband, Leo [MARTIN], had lived near Rochester for the last 11 years, coming here from Argos where Mr. Martin had been in business for many years.
She had been a clerk at M. Wile and Sons for several years before her illness.
Mrs. Martin was born Sept. 23, 1890, to Isaac and Bertha WICKIZER THOMPSON in Marshall county. She was married in Marshall county Sept. 18, 1909. She was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors, besides the husband and daughter, are one granddaugter; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel MYERS and Mrs.Ada DUFF, both of R.R. 3, Argos; one brother, Alva THOMPSON, R.R. 3, Argos; and several nieces and nephews. A sister and a brother preceded her in death.
Services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, with the Rev. Ernest TREBER, Mooreland, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
The body will be removed today from the funeral home to the home of the daughter, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today until 10 a.am. Saturday. The body then will be returned to the funeral home where friends may call until 3 p.m. Sunday.

Florence Ailer
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Tiosa Brethren church for Mrs. Florence AILER, 81, who died at 7:15 a.m. Monday from a heart attack at the Brethren Home in Flora, where she had lived the past two years.
Born March 3, 1875, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Henry and Susan WALLACE. She was married Oct. 3, 1897, in Tiosa to Roy AILER, who died in 1954.
Survivors are a son, Russell W. AILER, Michigan Ciity; two daughters, Mrs. John ALBER and Mrs. Frank LEE, both of Rochester; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. One brother and three sisters preceded her in death.
The Rev. Wayne SWIHART officiated at the last rites and burial was made in the Reichter cemetry. The body was taken from the Foster funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday to the church.

Beulah Marie McKee
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothrs funeral home for Mrs. Beulah Marie McKEE, 59, who died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospial, where she had been a patient since June 29.
Mrs. McKee, who resided at 128 East Seventh street, had been ill since June 6. Death was caused from a heart ailment.
Born July 25, 1896, in Akron, she came to Rochester from that town 36 years ago. She was married Aug. 16, 1919, in Rochester to Brant R. McKEE, who survives. Her parents were Alpheus L. and Minerva BRYANT ADAMSON.
She was a housewife and was employed part time at Adler's Dress Shop in Rochester. She was a member of the First Christian church and the Leroy C. Shelton American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving, besides the husband, are a son, Billy A. McKEE, 1111 Wabash avenue, Rochester and two grandchildren.
The Rev. James KIMSEY of the First Christian church will officiate at the last rites, assisted by the Rev. Donald DECKER of the First Presbyteria church. Burial will be at the Nichols cemetery in Kosciusko county. The body rests at the funeral home where friends may call.

Friday, July 6, 1956

Ellen Rauley
Mrs. Ellen DELANIE RAULEY, 78, Terre Haute, mother of Mrs. Andy CARLSON, 116 Wabash avenue, Rochester, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursda in a nursing home in Terre Haute.
Survivors are a son, Clifford [RAULEY], Terre Haute; two daughters, Mrs. Pearl COFER, Terre Haute and Mrs. Carllson, and five grandchildren. Mrs. Carlson is the foster daughter of Mrs. Nellie HENDRICKS 920 Jefferson street.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Gillus funeral home in Terre Haute.

Pearl D. Cowen
Services for Mrs. Pearl D. COWEN, 75, a lifelong resident of Marshall county who died Thursday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Poplar Grove church, southwest of Argos.
The Rev. Ray KUHN, Hebron, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Edward BOASE, Argos.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home until noon Sunday, after which the body will lie in state at the church until the services.
Mrs. Cowen, the wife of George COWEN, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home six miles southwest of Argos on State Road 10.

Saturday, July 7, 1956

Clio Noel
Mrs. Clio NOEL, 76, Lincoln, Ind., a cousin of Miss Doris HOWARD, 318 West Ninth street, died of a heart attack at her home Friday, probably at about 1 p.m.
The body was found by a neighbor boy, who had gone to the home on an errand.
Other survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Alfred WEIGER, Florida, and Mrs. A. B. WARBLER, Detroit, and four other cousins, Mrs. Hugh McCORKLE, Lincoln, Mrs. John MARSHALL, Kokomo, Mrs. John McCLELLAN, Chicago, and Claude NOEL, Galveston.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Wolf funeral home with burial in the Galveston cemetery. Friends may call after 4 o'clock this afternoon at the funeral home.

Emanuel Zegafuse
Emanuel ZEGAFUSE, 93, who lived most of his life in Miami county, died at 6:30 o'clock this morning in the Rochester nursing home after an illness of six months.
A retird farmer who moved to Miami county from Akron,Zegafuse was born Dec. 16, 1862, to Michael and Elizabeth ALT ZEEGAFUSE.
Several nieces and nephews survive.
Serives will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. F. I. WILLMERT of the Rochester Trinity E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery west of Rochester.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Johnny Sales
Graveside rites were held at 2 p.m. today at Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery for Johnny SALES, one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth SALES of Leiters Ford. The infant died at 12:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.
Also surviving are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kline SALES, Leiters Ford, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence EADS, R.R. 3, Rochester.
The body was take from the Foster funeral home here to the cemetery, where the Rev. Louis HASKELL officiated at the last rites.

Monday, July 9, 1956

Wayne D. Newell
Funeral services were held at the Warsaw Church of God Sunday afternoon for Wayne Devon NEWELL, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert NEWELL of Warsaw, who was killed in an automobile crash early Friday morning near Wanatah.
The youth's paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George NEWELL of Rochester and his uncle is Alvin "Shorty" NEWELL of Rochester. He is also survived by two brothers, James [NEWELL] of Dunlap and Mark [NEWELL] of Warsaw, and a sister, Mrs. Donald BAYNE of Warsaw.
The fatal accident occurred at the intrsection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 421 at the east edge of Wanatah. Newell was enroute home with his brother, James, from a Michigan fishing trip when the car deiven by James was hit by one driven by James KUCHNICK, 20, Michigan City. Kuchnick is being held in the LaPorte jail on charges of reckless homicide.
James NEWELL escaped injury but his wife, Wilma Mae [NEWELL], also a passenger, is in the Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso with a broken back and right leg.
Burial of the Newell youth was made in the Nichols cemetery northwest of Akron.

Nellie A. Lamb
Mrs. Noah A. [Nellie A. WISER] LAMB, 69, died Sunday at 2:45 a.m. in St. Joseph hospital at South Bend after a long illness.
She was born June 24, 1887, at Argos, and was married July 31, 1919, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Noah A. LAMB, who survives. She resided in Rochester for 10 years and was a member of the First Baptist church here.
Also surviving are a brother, James Guy WISER, South Bend; one son, Marion E. REITER, South Bend; a daughter-in-law, Jean REITER, and five grandsons, Clarke, Stephen, Thomas, Timothy and Brett.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in South Bend. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry in Rochester. Friends may call at he Hays funeral home in South Bend.

Albert N. Decker
Funeral services for Albert N. DECKER, at Peru, brother of Charles DECKER and Mrs. Stella WENTZEL, both of R.R. 4, Rochester, will be at 9 a.m., Tuesday, in the St. Charles Catholic church in Peru with burial in St. Vincent DePaul cemetry in Logansport.
Decker, who had lived in Peru for 22 years, died suddenly of a heart attack at 11:15 p.m. Friday. He was a line foreman for the Peru light department.
He was born in Monterey Dec. 26, 1891, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John DECKER. On June 10, 1917, he was married to Mary MONAHAN, in Logansport. His wife died in 1954.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Virginia SMALL, and a granddaughter, both of Peru; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth DECKER, Peru, Mrs. Nora ENGLE, Springfield, Mo., and Mrs. Adeline SCHERSCHEL, Prospect City, Cal., and a brother, William DECKER, Monterey.
A sister, Mrs. Ruth MONAHAN, Peru, preceded him in death in 1936.

Jean Thompson
Knox, Ind. -- Jean THOMPSON, 23, Culver, drowned Sunday afternoon in Bass Lake when she stepped into an underwater channel. Her body was recovered in the northeast section of the lake about 4:15 p.m., about an hour after her disappearance.
Coroner Raymond BRAMAN of Starke county said that Mrs. Thompson was a good swimmer. Witnesses said that she came to the surface twice after going under. The body was taken to the Kennedy Braman funeral home in Knox, where rites are pending.

Tuesday, July 10, 1956

R. Cloe Rader
Mrs. R. Cloe RADER, 66, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday from a coronary attack at her home on R.R. 1, Akron.
Born June 3, 1880, in Mentone, she had lived in the Akron community for the past 18 years, coming there from Chicago. She was married on Aug. 20, 1937, to Charles RADER, who survives. Her parents were Charles and Mary TURNER BOGGS.
Mrs. Rader was a member of the Methodist church, Akron home economics club and the American Legion auxiliary.
Othr survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Josephine CARTER, Evansville; four sons, Myron Dean KIZER, California; Ralph RADER, Akron; Rex RADER, Tulsa, Okla.; and Eugene RADER, Indianapolis; one brother, Turner BOGGS, WArsaw; one sister, Mrs. Nora TUCKER, Claypool; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A brother prceded her in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at he Sheetz funeral home in Akron Wednesday morning.
[NOTE: Ralph, Rex and Eugene Rader were her stepsons. --WCT]

Edward Cunningham
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Haverstock funeral home, LaPorte, for Edward CUNNINGHAM, 59, who died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Anthony's hospital, Michigan City.
Mr. Cunningham, born in Fulton county May 13, 1897, had been ill for the past six years. He resided at 611 Park street, LaPorte, where he had resided the past 34 years. For the last 25 years, he was employed at the Beechwood golf course in LaPorte.
His parents were Jacob and Laura CUNNINGHAM, and he was married on Feb. 14, 1927, in LaPorte to Eva PLATT, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Charles [CUNNINGHAM], LaPorte, Carl [CUNNINGHAM], Grand Rapids, Mich.., Deloise [CUNNINGHAM], Rochester; one stepson, Robert HANSON, LaPorte; two daughters, Mrs. Anna PERRY, Adolphus, Ky., and Mrs. Maxine CARPENTER, LaPorte; and six grandsons.

Wednesday, July 11, 1956

Cloe Rader
Services for Mrs. Cloe RADER, 66, who died at 1:30 p.m. Monday from a coronary attack at her home on R.R. 1, Akron, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the services.
Mrs. Rader had lived in the Akron commnity for the last 19 years, moving there from Chicago. She was married on Aug. 20, 1947 to Charles RADER, who survives.

Clay Toughman
Clay TOUGHMAN, 53, former Rochester resident, died suddenly from a heart attack at 6 p.m. Tuesday in his home at Gary.
A graduate of Rochester high school, he was born May 4, 1903, in Delphi to Thomas and Etta DIXON TOUGHMAN. He was married to Lillian ROUCH.
Mr. Toughman had been a member of the Gary police force for the past 2 years. The body rests at the Williams and Burns funeral home in Gary, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Graveside rites will follow at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, where interment will be made.

Thursday, July 12, 1956

Otto H. Boelter
A heart attack at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday proved fatal to Otto H. BOELTER, at his home on Poet's Drive on the north shore of Lake Manitou. The Boelters resided in the Water's Edge cottage. Death came on his 65th birthday.
A retired interior decorator, Mr. Boelter has been in failing health for the past 15 years.
He was born July 11, 1891, at Mendota, Ill., and had lived in the Rochester community since 1929, coming here from Chicago. His parents were A. H. and Mary MARTINSON BOELTER and he was married Sept. 15, 1912, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Meda ZIMMERMAN.
Survivng are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Kathryn CARR, Peru; one son, Dr. Otto H. BOELTER, Jr., a phsician at Forreston, Ill.; two brothers, Rudolph B. BOELTER, Shawano, Wis., and Arthur BOELTER, Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Mary BUCHANAN, Little Rock, Ark.; two grandsons and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will beheld at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers fneral home with the Rev. F. I. WILLMERT of the Trinity E.U.B. church officiating; assisted by the Masonic Order. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Friday, July 13, 1956

Carla Connell
Funeral services for Carla CONNELL, 14-month-old grandniece of Mrs. C. E. GILGER, R.R. 2, Rochester, were set for 2 p.m. today in the Hay funeral home in South Bend. Burial was to be in a South Bend cemetery. The infant granddaghter of Mrs. Gilger's brother, John CONNELL of Winamac, died Tuesday evening shortly after swallowing some heart tablets.

Saturday, July 14, 1956

Martha F. Lindemann
Mrs. Martha Frances [MOONSHOWER] LINDEMANN, 44, died at 10 a.m. Friday at her home at 5747 Sheridan road, Chicago.
A resident of Chicago since 1940, she was born March 6, 1912, at Athens to Lucius and Elizabeth J. HELVIE MOONSHOWER. She was married June 16, 1937, at Ven Wert, O., to Clifford LINDEMANN, who survives. The Lindemanns moved to Chicago from Van Wert.
She was occupied as a stenographer.
Also surviving are her mother, 213 West Third street, Rochester; one stepson, Robert [LINDEMANN]; one stepdaughter, Lorraine [LINDEMANN]; one sister, Mrs. Pauline JONES, Miami Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Marvin [MOONSHOWER], Buffalo, N.Y.; Lee [MOONSHOWER], Indianapolis; Robert [MOONSHOWER], Salt Lake City, Utah, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will rest at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Sunday when friends may call.

Monday, July 16, 1956

Alonzo Milliser
Alonzo "Mike" MILLISER, 49, formerly of Leiters Ford, died at his Celina, O., home at 1:40 a.m. Sunday after an illness of nine months. Death was caused by cancer.
A former professional basketball player and golfer, Milliser had been golf pro to Portland, Ind., and at the Northmoor golf course in Celina in his younger years.
He had lived in Celina for the last 22 years and was a wholesale furniture salesman for the last 15 years.
Milliser was born on March 30, 1907, in Leiters Ford to Jacob and Pearl HORNER MILLISER. He was first married in 1935 to Billie BEARENGER, who died in 1939, and then to Lorretta MURPHY, who survives.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1800 and the Holy Name Society, all in Celina.
Surviving, besides the widow, are a son, Michael [MILLISER], and three daughters, Melody Ann, Terrill and Michele [MILLISER], all at home, and a brother, Roy MILLISER, Constantine, Mich. A sister, Ethel [MILLISER], prceded him in death.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception church in Celina, with the Rev. Marcellus FORTMAN officiating. Burial will be in the North Grove cemetery in Celina. Friends may call at the residence at 327 East Anthony street.

Tuesday, July 17, 1956

Rev. Emil O. Wannagat
The Rev. Emil O. WANNAGAT, 78, who retired from the ministry in 1946 and had lived in Akron since May, 1951, died at his home earlya this morning of a coronary occlusion.
The Rev. Wannagat attended Capitol university in Columbus, O., and was graduated from the seminary there and ordained in 1908. He served in American Lutheran churches in Kentucky, West Virginia, Missouri, Nebraska and Illlinois. He was a member of the Lutheran church in Akron.
From 1924 to 1946 he was pastor of a church in Chicago and he retird from the ministry when he left that pastorate.
He was born on May 28, 1878 in Dayton, O., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher WANNAGAT. In April, 1951, he was married to the former Amanda DAY, Akron, in Bradenton, Fla.
Survivors are the widow at home; a son, Paul [WANNAGAT], Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Minna ARN, Dayton, and several nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. Rites are pending.

William H. Newman
William H. NEWMAN, 73, died at 1 p.m. Monday at his home, 8524 South Oglesby street, Chicago, after a three year illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron. Friends may call at the fneral home.
Mr. Newman came to Chicago in 1912 from England, being born in the city of Manchester on Nov. 17, 1883. His parents were Thomas and Prosella BISHOP NEWMAN. He was married in 1902 in England to Ada HADDOCK, who survives. Mr. Newman was a retired blacksmith.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John H. MILLER, Akron; two sons, Thomas H. and John W. [NEWMAN], both of Chicago; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two sisters, Emily and Louise NEWMAN, Manchester, England.

Ola Runkle
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Macy Christian church for Miss Ola RUNKLE of Macy, who died at the Yocum nursing home here Saturday after a year's illness.
A live resident of the Macy community, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Emma DANIELS, R.R. 1, Peru; a niece, Mrs. Imogene DRAKE, Logansport; two nephews, Walter McELHENY, Logansport, and Harry McELHENY, Monon.
The Rev. William SHEWMAN and the Rev. I. T. ROGERS officiated at the last rites and burial was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Wednesday, July 18, 1956

Blanche I. Hendricks
Mrs. Blanche Irene HENDRICKS, 73, 304 East Race street, died at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for five weeks. She had been ill for the last eight weeks.
A resident of Rochester since 1903, Mrs. Hendricks came here from Laketon, where she was born on Oct. 27, 1882, to George W. and Mary Ann MEESE HUPP.
On March 3, 1903, she was married to John HENDRICKS, who died on Jan. 2, 1941.
Survivors are a foster daughter, Mrs. Garnett SNIDER, South Bend; four grandchildren: Max SNIDER, Fort Wayne; Lester SNIDER, Fort Knox, Ky., Mrs. Shirly ROCKHILL, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Mary Ann SOBIERALSKI, South Bend; two great-grandchildren; a brother, George W. HUPP, Laketon, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. George CRANE, of the Bruce Lake Community church, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5:30 p.m. today.

Thursday, July 19, 1956

Marine Sgt. George Fisher
Rochester relatives have received word of the death of Marine Sergeant George FISHER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald FISHER, formerly of Rochester and now of Berrien Springs, Mich.
Mrs. Opal ANDERSON, 816 Pontiac street, and Mrs. Dorothy RENO, R.R. 5, Rochester, are aunts of the deceased.
Mrs. Anderson said that she was informed that Fisher was killed in a traffic accident early Wednesday morning in Virginia while on his way home from Camp LeJeune, N.C., where he was stationed.
Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. in Berrien Springs.

Irene Barger
Mrs. Irene ODEN BARGER died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two years. Mrs. Barger, who resided with her husband, Guy, in the Me-Ne-Yah-Tah cottage on Lake Manitou, had been a patient in the hospital since April 19.
Born in Hyattsville, Md., she came to Rochester from Washington, D.C., at the age of four, on the first passenger train to come over the Erie railroad here. Her parents were Benjamin Oden and Virginia HELVIN WEST, her father being the first station agent in Rochester. He came here from Washington for that position.
She was married Jan. 16, 1904, in Rochester to Guy E. BARGER and was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Virginia KEEL, Rochester; one son, Oden BARGER, Rochester; and three grandsons. Two brothers, Charles Williams WEST and Hervey Oden WEST, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers fneral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
In line with a previous request of Mrs. Barger's, the casket will not be opened at the services. However, the body will rest at the funeral home where friends may call after 5:30 p.m. today.

Friday, July 20, 1956 to Saturday, July 21, 1956

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Monday, July 23, 1956

Cora Weller
Mrs. Cora J. WELLER, 69, died Saturday evening at her home in Kewanna.
She was born April 26, 1887, in Rochester to William D. and Mary WERNER EVANS, and was married Sept. 6, 1906, to Jesse WELLER.
Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Helen BALDWIN, Kewanna; one son, Raymond WELLER, Kewanna; one brother, Elmer EVANS, Argos; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kewanna Methodist church. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna until 1 p.m.Tuesday, when the body will be removed to the church.

Agnes Bowen Sweeney
A Hammond woman died and seven persons were injured Saturday evening in a broadside collision just south of the Tippecanoe river bridge on U.S. 31, north of Rochester.
Mrs. Agnes BOWEN SWEENEY, 64, a native of Fulton county, died in the crash which investigating officers believed resulted from wet pavement created by what one observer termed a "moderate rain."
Eldon LEEDY, R.R. 3, Rochester, told police that he was following the Dodge being operated by Elmer W. DURHAM, South Bend, which was southbound at about 6:30 p.m. A northbound Buick went into a skid at the crest of a small hill and struck the Durahm vehicle just back of the front fender.
Durham, 46, sustained a broken nose and facial cuts and his wife, Elizabeth [DURHAM], 50, suffered fracturs to both wrists and face cuts. Both were taken to Woodlawn hospital where their conditions this morning were reported as "good."
David C. FRANCIS, 19, Whiting, driver of the northbound Buick in which Mrs. Sweeney was a passenger, suffered a dislocated shoulder, and his wife, Agnes [FRANCIS], 17, sustained a fractured pelvis. He is reported in "good" condition and Mrs. Francis as "fair" in Woodlawn hospital this morning.
Also injured in the crash, and passengers in the Francis vehicle, are Billy Ray FRANCIS, 3, son of Mrs. Alice Francis, Whiting, and his brother, John P. [FRANCIS], 8. Both are in "good" condition this morning in Woodlawn hospital.
Edward J. WRIGHT, 31, also of Whiting and a passenger in the Francis car, sustained a broken neck in the crash. He was treated at Woodlawn hospital and then transferred to the St. Margaret's hospital at Hammond Sunday. His bride of two days, Darlene [WRIGHT], escaped injury.
State police and the Fulton county sheriff's office investigated the crash which raised the county's highway death toll to 14 since last Labor Day. Mrs. Sweeney is the eighth head-on crash victim in the county in recent months.
Authorities are uncertain as to why the Francis vehicle went into a skid. Leedy, in a statement to officers, said that the southbound South Bend car was trveling at a reasonable rate of speed for weather conditions and that it did not appear to him that the Francis-operated Buick "came over the hill too fast."
He said he could not, however, estimate the rate of speed of either of the two vehicles.
Police said the Whiting family had stopped in Akron to pick up Mrs. Sweeney who was visiting her sisters there. They were enroute to Whiting at the time of the crash.
Mrs. Sweeney was born Aug. 11, 1891, in Fulton county to Mark and Angeline BOWEN. She had resided in Hammond for the past five years. Her first marriage was to Raymond SHELLEY, who died; later she was married to William SWEENEY, who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Sweeney was an ordained minister and also was employed as a practical nurse. She was a member of the Pilgrim's Rest Baptist church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Omega church, southeast of Akron. The Rev. TREESDALE will officiate and burial will be in the Omega cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home here until noon Tuesday, when the body will be removed to the church.
Surviving are six children: Mrs. Lillian POTSEL, Sugar Bush, Wis.; Truman SHELLEY, Wisconsin; Leo SHELLEY, Ohkosh, Wis.; Mrs. Esther HUNDLEY, Calumet City Mrs. Dorothy WALLACE, Hammond; Mrs. June MARTINEZ, East Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Mae KEESEY and Mrs. Katy POWELL, both of Akron; seven half-brothers and half-sisters; Mrs. Beulah MULLER, Argonne, Wis.; Mrs. Enid KNORR, Summit Lake, Wis.; Mrs. Gladys FRITSCH, Antigo, Wis.; Aaron BOWEN, Green Bay, Wis.; Mrs. Amy MEAD, Chicago; Orlando BOWEN, Elkhart; and Charles BOWEN, Muncie; her stepmother, Mrs. Fanny BOWEN, Wisconsin; fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, July 24, 1956

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Wednesday, July 25, 1956

Lester Hurlburt
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Harrison chapel in Royal Center for Lester HURLBURT, who drowned Sunday when his boat overturnd in Fletcher's Lake.
Mr. Hurlburt, who lived in the Lease's Corner community in Cass County, is survived by his wife and five children. The Rev. Russell NAGLE officiated at the last rites and burial was in the Bruce Lake cemetery.
Thursday, July 26, 1956

Edgar C. Gray
Edgar Casper GRAY, 59, died Wednesday night at 8:30 o'clock at his home, 1111 Monroe street, after an illness of eight months.
He had lived in Rochester and vicinity since 1926, coming here from Ohio City, O. He was born Sept. 12, 1896, in Byhalia, O., to John and Josephine VANNAUSDLE GRAY and was married Nov. 1, 1915 in Covington Ky., to Frances LOGAN.
Mr. Gray was a retired railroad clerk and was a member of F. and A.M., RAM, Eagles and VFW.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, John [GRAY], of Lowell, and Waldo [GRAY], Huntington; three grandchildren, four brothers, Lonnie and Delmas [GRAY], Mt. Victory, O.; Gano [GRAY], Columbus, O.; and Otis [GRAY], Port Clinton, O.; four sisters, Mrs. Lydia KERNS, Kenton, O.; Mrs. Ola MORTIMORE,West Mansfield, O.; Mrs. Hazel TALLMAN, Marysville, O.; and Mrs. Audrey MOFFETT, Medina, O. One sister, Mrs. Maud SPRING, preceded him in death a year ago.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George R. CRANE officiating, assisted by the local Masonic order. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
The body will rest at the funeral home, where friends may call after 5 p.m. today.

Friday, July 27, 1956

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Saturday, July 28, 1956

Mary C. Miller
Mrs. Mary C. MILLER, 75, a lifetime resident of the Akron community, died at 6:35 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital here after a year's illness. She had been in the hospital for the past 10 weeks.
Born in Fulton county on July 7, 1881, she was the daughter of Empson and Kezia TEEL HEIGHWAY. She was married first in 1924 to David KELLER, who died in 1931. Her second marriage ws in 1935 to Hugh MILLER, who died in 1952.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Church of the Cooperative Brethren, Akron, and of the W.M.S. of that church.
Surviving are two brothers, Orven HEIGHWAY, R.R. 2, Akron, and Leslie HEIGHWAY, Bluffton, O.; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Zere HOWELL, Mishawaka, Mrs. Charles SHIPLEY, Peru; Mrs. Elmer DICKEY, R.R. 2, Akron; and Mrs. Warren LEHMAN, Villa Park, Ill., and one stepson, Ralph MILLER, R.R. 1, Akron.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Church of the Cooperative Brethren with the Rev. Ralph HOFFMAN, Logansport, assisted by the Rev. Ralph McFADDEN, officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron after 10:30 a.m. Sunday until noon Monday. Friends also may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday.

Charles L. Vance
Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Monday for Charles Luther VANCE, 81, of Peru, who died Friday at the Rochester Nursing Home after a three-year illness.
Rites will be held at the Allen Funeral Home in Peru with the Rev. E. M. CORNELIUS officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday.
A retired grocer and shoe salesman, Mr. Vance had lived in Peru 61 years. He was a member of the St. James E.U.B. church in Peru, a charter member and honorary member of the Rotary club and a lifetime member of the Elks. He also had served on the Peru Flood Commission.
Born in Wilmington, O., on Sept. 20, 1874, he was the son of William T. and Matilda Jane VANCE. He was married in 1900 to Mary SIMONS, who died in 1954.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Frank DICE, Sr., Peru; two nephews and three nieces. One daughter died in infancy and three brothers also preceded him in death.

Lois M, Cuffel
Mrs. Lois M. CUFFEL, 63, died at 3:35 a.m. today at her home on R.R. 2, Argos, after a short illness.
Born Oct. 1, 1892, in the same house where she resided at death, she was the daughter of George and Esther ROBERTS TAYLOR. She was married May 11, 1940, to Charles E. CUFFEL, who survives.
Other survivors are an aunt, Mrs. Lura WHITE, Argos, and several cousins.
Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos, where last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. William Van WINKLE officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Monday, July 30, 1956

Mrs. Dr. Arthur J. Kelsey
Funeral services for Mrs. Arthur J. KELSEY, who died Saturday at Phoenix, Ariz., widow of Dr. A. J. KELSEY, Monterey, will be conducted Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Ann's church in Monterey with the Rev. Charles REMAKLUS officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery.
Rosary will be said at the Kroeger funeral home in Monterey at 8 o'clock Tuesday night. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Kelsey was born in Monterey Nov. 28, 1886, and lived in the community most of her life.
Survivors include eight children, Dr. Lawrence KELSEY and Mrs. Catherine MILAND, both of Kewanna; Paul [KELSEY], Huntington, W. Va.; Charles and Edward [KELSEY], both of Monterey; Mrs. Mary RICHTER, Chicago; Mrs. Ruth KLEYKUNT, Ashland, Ky.; Miss Roberta KELSEY, Phoenix; twenty-six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mildred FOWBLE, Hobart; two brothers, Charles KEITZER, Monterey, and Robert KEITZER, Ft. Wayne.

Tuesday, July 31, 1956

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Wednesday, August 1, 1956

Norman R. Stoner
Norman R. STONER, 84, former Fulton county treasurer and Akron bank official, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital here. Mr. Stoner, who suffered from a heart ailment, was admitted to the hospital at 5 p.m. Tuesday. He had been in failing health for the past six months.
He and his wife, the former Etta A. BIDDINGER, resided at 817 Madison street.
Mr. Stoner was elected county treasurer near the turn of the century and was the first to serve his entire term in the newly completed Fulton County Courthouse. He also was associated with the Akron Exchange Bank before coming to Rochester 63 years ago. He had resided in this community since.
Born Oct. 12, 1871, near Akron, he was the son of Fletcher and Mary Etta BLACK STONER. His first marriage was on Oct. 31, 1891, to Alta M. TINKEY, who died Nov. 17, 1905. He then was married on April 28, 1909, to Mahala SEVERNS, who preceded him in death April 25, 1937. His marriage to the former [Mrs.] Biddinger, was held on Nov. 11, 1939.
Mr. Stoner was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Rosella) ROSS, Greencastle; three sons, Capt. Howard F. STONER, U.S.N., Long Beach, Cal., Francis E. STONER, Dayton, O., and Robert S. STONER, Elgin, Ill.; one stepson, Tribbett BIDDINGER, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Lillie HALTERMAN, Akron; one brother, Hubbard STONER, Akron; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. One son, Everett [STONER], preceded him in death in 1928.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, awaiting the arrival of his children.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here, where friends may call.

Thursday, August 2, 1956

Margaretta Cox
Mrs. Margaretta S. COX, 92, Argos, died at her home at 2 o'clock this morning after an illness of 4 1/2 years. She had been bedfast since breaking her hip in a fall 4 1/2 years ago.
Mrs. Cox was born near Salem, O., on May 7, 1864, and moved to Argos in her youth with her parents, Joseph and Beulah MEREDITH BRYAN.
In 1894, she was married to Robert COX, who died in 1928.
Survivors are a daughter at home, Miss Florence COX; two sons, Neal [COX], Kirkwood, Mo., and Lloyd [COX], Argos; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mary BECKNER,Argos, and a brother, Sylvester BRYAN, Bloomington.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert WHITEHEAD, pastor of the Argos Christian church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until time for the services.

Vernie May Kinzie
Vernie May KINZIE, 80, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Dukes hospital in Peru after a two-year illness. A resident of Mexico for the past 35 years, she was born in the Green Oak community on Feb. 15, 1876, the daughter of Marion and Emma HERREL SMITH.
She was married at Green Oak April 29, 1897 to Daniel M. KINZIE, who survives. Mrs. Kinzie was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.
Also surviving are one son, Cory SMITH, Green Oak; and three grandchildren. One foster daughter and a sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Mexico Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Harley FISHER officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
Friends may call at the residence after 4 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church an hour preceding the last rites.

Norman R. Stoner
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Norman R. STONER, 84, who died at Woodlawn hospital late Tuesday night. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate, assisted by Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Entombment will be in the Stoner mausoleum at the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Stoner, former Fulton county treasurer, was a first cousin of the late President Warren G. HARDING. He was a director of the First National Bank of Rochester at the time of his death.

Friday, August 3, 1956

Herman Hendrickson
Herman HENDRICKSON, about 73, who resided on the southside of Nyona Lake, died at 1 p.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of a gunshot wound.
He apparently was alone at the time. He was shot back of the ear on the right side of his head at about 10:35 a.m. today at his home.
Dr. Dean K. STINSON, Fulton county coroner, will investigate. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Bradford Cox
Bradford COX, 72, died at 8:30 a.m. today at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a two-year illness. He resided on R.R. 2, Argos, having lived in that community his entire life.
Born Aug. 21, 1883, in Argos, he was the son of Fernando and Elizabeth COX. He was married to Minta BOGGS on June 26, 1904. He was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are a wife; one son, Dale [COX], Plymouth; one granddaughter, Mrs. Sally Ann DIRRIM, Logansport; one brother, Charles [COX], Pittsburgh, Pa.; one half-brother, Arthur COX, Lafayette.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. David MATSON, Plymouth Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.

Saturday, August 4, 1956

Frank F. Cook
Frank F. COOK, 83, died this morning at 8 o'clock in a LaPorte nursing home after a long illness.
He lived in Fulton county for about 30 years before moving to LaPorte. He was married to Martha "Mattie" MILLER, a native of this city.
Surviving are the wife; a brother, Dan COOK, Aubbeenaubbee township and a sister, Mrs. Anna KALEY, South Bend. A. E. MILLER of Rochester is a brother-in-law.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Herman C. Hendrickson
Funeral services for Herman C. HENDRICKSON, 74, of Nyona Lake, who died at the Woodlawn hospital Friday of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton.
The Rev. Jack PAVEY will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
Hendrickson moved to Nyona Lake from Chicago two years ago and was a retired sales service representative of the American Can Co.
He was born Oct. 10, 1881 in Morgan county to John and Elizabeth TEEGARDEN HENDRICKSON.
Survivors are the widow, Mary Helen CRAWFORD, whom he married in 1921; a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Elizabeth Van HALL, Salt Lake City, two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mark CENTER, Tulsa, Okla.; and Mrs. Amanda BREEDLOVE, Macy, and a brother, James [HENDRICKSON], Carthage, Mo.

Artella Howard
Funeral services for Mrs. Artella HOWARD, about 55, Hammond, formerly of Leiters Ford, were held Thursday morning in Griffith, with burial in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Howard was born in Leiters Ford and had several relatives and friends in that community. She moved from there about 40 years ago.
Among the survivors are a son, Jack [HOWARD], and a daughter, Mary [HOWARD], both of Chicago.

Monday, August 6, 1956

Edith Bucher
Mrs. Edith BUCHER, 53, a lifelong resident of the Athens and Akron vicinities, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at her home three miles east of Akron after an illness of one year.
Mrs. Bucher was born near Athens on Aug. 19, 1902, to Phillip and Dora WARREN MIKESELL.
In 1923 she was married to Emmett ESHELMAN, who died in September, 1939. Last year, Mrs. Bucher was married to Rolla BUCHER, who survives.
The deceased was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Survivors, besides the husband, are a son, Garland ESHELMAN, Logansport; a stepson, Frank BUCHER, of near Akron; one granddaughter; three step-grandchildren and the stepmother, Mrs. Pearl MOORE, Athens.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. Charles GOLDEN, Denver, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Claude FAWNS of Akron. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and at the church from 1 to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, August 7, 1956

Brent P. Castleman
Brent P. CASTLEMAN, 22-month-old son of Rayford and Elizabeth Betty COWEN CASTLEMAN, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday while he was being taken from a hospital in Noblesville to the South Bend Children's hospital.
He had been ill for the last eight months.
Brent was born on Oct. 19, 1954, in Woodlawn hospital in Rochester and was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church in Argos.
Survivors, besides the parents, are a sister, Jo Ellen [CASTLEMAN], 3 years old, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank COWEN, R.R. 3, Argos; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary CASTLEMAN, R.R. 2, Argos, and several aunts and uncles.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Poplar Grove Methodist church, with the Rev. Edward BOASE, of that church, officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until noon Wednesday. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Anna Belle Fair
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru for Mrs. Anna Belle FAIR, 73, Mexico, who died Sunday in Dukes hospital at Peru after a two-year illness. Burial was in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
Surviving are a daugher, Mrs. Dwight KINZIE, Peru; two brothers, Daniel BRADEN and David BRADEN, Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Mae BELL, Mexico, and Mrs. Martha PRITZ, Macy.
Mrs. Fair was born Nov. 21, 1882, in Ashland, O., to John and Elizabeth BRADEN. She ws married July 22, 1904, to Albert FAIR, who died in 1948.

Wednesday, August 8, 1956

Lyman J. Blackburn
Funeral services for Lyman J. BLACKBURN, 58, formerly of Rochester, will be held Friday at Compton, Cal., following his death at his home there.
Born March 27, 1898, near Rochester, he was the son of Henry O. and Minnie CAMERER BLACKBURN. He attended school in Rochester and went to Compton 25 years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Nell [BLACKBURN]; two stepsons in Compton; his step-mother, Mrs. Jessie BLACKBURN, Fulton; one brother, Carl W. BLACKBURN, Golden,Colo.; one niece, Mrs. Marian PECK, Golden; and a nephew, J. Howard [BLACKBURN], also of Golden.

Thursday, August 9, 1956

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Friday, August 10, 1956

Karl R. Becker
Karl R. BECKER, 60, a native of Rochester, died this morning of a heart attack at his Spencer, Ind., residence. He had been ill for four weeks.
Mr. Becker was born in Rochester and gradated from igh school here. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and Masonic lodge.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. BECKER on Oct. 13, 1895, Mr. Becker was married to Zana McNEIL in Sedalia, Mo., who is among the survivors.
Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Roy BAKER, Macy, and a son, Stewart [BECKER], of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a son Robert [BECKER], was killed in Korea.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, August 11, 1956

Onada Crabbe
Mrs. Onada [INNMAN] SULLIVAN CRABBE, 80, 317 Franklin street, died in Woodlawn hospital at 6:15 a.m. Friday after being confined to bed with broken hip injuries for two days preceding her death.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1876, to Samuel and Chrystie Ann McDERMED INNMAN. In 1900, she was married to William E. SULLIVAN, who preceded her in death. In 1941, she was married to J. V. CRABBE, who also preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Rochester.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Edith WALLS, Rochester; three sons, Harry SULLIVAN, Mentone, and Lloyd SULLIVAN and Ward SULLIVAN, South Bend; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at Johns funeral home in Mentone at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Lesley GRANT officiating. Burial will be at Williams, Ind.
The body is lying in state at the funeral home, where friends may call.

William C. Maubauer
William Charles MAUBAUER, 94, died in the Logansport hospital Friday. He had been in ill health the past 14 years.
Born in Pulaski county, he was the son of Frederick, and Anna MAUBAUER. He was married in Delphi in 1914 to Anna K. COCDON, who survives. A used car dealer, Mr. Maubauer was a member of the Methodist church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Alta SHEAR, Long Beach, Cal.; four sons, Charles [MAUBAUER], LaPorte; Samuel [MAUBAUER], LaPorte; Fredrick [MAUBAUER], R.R. 3, Rochester; John [MAUBAUER], Michigan City; one brother, Ralph [MAUBAUER], Lafayette. One brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster funeral home here with the Rev. Richard DICKSON officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, August 13, 1956

Anna K. Smith
Mrs. Anna Katherine SMITH, 70, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Georgianne THOMAS, R.R. 3, North Manchester. Mrs. Smith, who had been ill several years, resided with her husband, Henry [SMITH], a mile south and a half-mile west of Disko.
Born April 2, 1886, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Silas and Lydia PRICE HOFFMAN. She ws married to Henry SMITH Nov. 4, 1908.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Disko Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. THOMAS and Mrs. Miriam HONEYWELL, Churubusco; one son, Garland SMITH, Chili; four sisters, Mrs. Eva STRONG, Akron; Mrs. Ella LONS, Peru; Mrs. Sadie MILLS, Anderson, and Mrs. Maude KELLINGER, Beaver Dam Lake; and one brother, Charles HOFFMAN, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Wednesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call at the fneral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Jesse E. Warren
Jesse E. "Pa" WARREN, 72, R.R. 1, Akron, died suddenly at 10:25 a.m. Sunday of a heart seizure while preparing to attend a family reunion. He had been in failing health for the last four years.
Warren had lived all his life in Marshall county after being born in Tippecanoe township to James and Minerva Jane EMMONS WARREN on Feb. 11, 1884.
On Feb. 10, 1905, he was married to Xoa Belle MILLER, who survives.
Survivors, besides the widow, are three sons, Ralph and Russell [WARREN], both of R.R. 2, Bourbon, and Leroy [WARREN], Beulah, Mich.; seventeen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Gertie HALLBACK, R.R. 1, Argos, Mrs. Bertha SENOUR, Mrs. Della ILER, South Bend, and Mrs. Fannie CLARK, R.R. 5, Warsaw.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, with the Rev. Russell PLUMMER, Lakeville, officiating. Burial will be in the City cemetry in Mentone. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary E. Rhodes
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Metea Baptist church for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth RHODES, 44, who died at 6 a.m. Saturday at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis. She had been ill a month.
The Rev. Harry REA will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire Funeral home in Fulton.
Ms. Rhodes resides two miles north of Metea in Bethlehem township, Cass county. She was the daughter of Charles and Louise STEINBACH KOCHEL
Surviving are her husband, Beecher [RHODES]; two sons, Harry and Eddie [RHODES], both at home; a daughter, Mrs. Rosemary SWANSON, Twelve Mile; one granddaughter; her mother, Mrs. Louise KOCHEL, Tippecanoe; and a sister, Mrs. Edith RHODES, Tippecanoe.

Beatrice Slaybaugh
Mrs. Beatrice SLAYBAUGH, 66, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the Dick Nursing Home in Talma, where she had been a patient since Aug. 2. She had been ill the past six years.
Born in Rochester Nov. 6, 1889, Mrs. Slaybaugh had lived in this community her entire life. She was the daughter of Joseph and Effie GILBERT HUNTER and on July 2, 1903, was married in Rochester to John E. SLAYBAUGH, who preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1949.
Surviving are three sons, Charles [SLAYBAUGH], South Bend; John and Joe [SLAYBAUGH], Rochester; five daughters, Mrs. Doris BONNEAU, Mrs. Olive STANDIFORD, Mrs. Effie GINTHER and Mrs. Sarah WOODS, all of Rochester, Mrs. Betty REX, Fort Wayne; one brother, Rex HUNTER, Rochester; twenty-seven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body will rest at the funeral home where friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Tuesday, August 14, 1956

Lelah Burrows
Mrs. Lelah BURROWS, formerly of Akron, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Monday in Elwood at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. L. GERIG. She had been ill for the last three years.
Survivors, besides Mrs. Gerig, include another daughter, Mrs. Betty HAWLEY, Wabash, and a son, Jack [BURROWS], Anderson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Thomas funeral home in Galveston.

Wednesday, August 15, 1956

Anna D. Ensign
Mrs. Anna D. ENSIGN, 73, a naive of Rochester, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Nursing Home where she had been a patient the past five months. Mrs. Ensign, who had undergone a lengthy illness, resided with her son, Frederick G. ENSIGN, at 203 South Hawthorne drive, South Bend.
Born in Rochester, May 19, 1883, she was the daughter of Charles K. and Mary BRACKETT PLANK. She was married Nov. 1, 1907, in Rochester to Frank G. ENSIGN, who preceded her in death June 10, 1945. Mrs. Ensign had resided in Boise, Ida. for 40 years before coming to her son's home in South Bend.
She was a member of the First Baptist church of Rochester and of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Surviving are two sons, Frederick, South Bend, and Col. Lewis P. ENSIGN, Ames, Ia.; one sister, Mrs. Charles PYLE, Rochester; one brother, Don C. PLANK, Lake Manitou; five grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew. A daughter, Marjorie Ann [ENSIGN], preceded her in death in 1923.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be at Boise, Ida., in the Morris Hill cemetery.
The family asks that flowers be omitted. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Thursday, August 16, 1956

Ida C. Kestner
Ida Caroline KESTNER, 77, 201 Jefferson street, Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her son, Roy KESTNER, 148 East Paris street, South Bend. She had been bedfast since March 1.
A resident of Rochester and vicinity her entire life, Mrs. Kestner was born June 10, 1879, in Richland township to James and Christine WORKING THOMPSON. She was married April 12, 1897, at Tiosa to Albertus C. KESTNER, who preceded her in death July 9, 1942.
She was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church and the Rochester Rebekah lodge.
Surviving, besides the son, are two sisters, Mrs. Minerva ROGERS and Mrs. Mary ALLEN, both of Argos; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Hubert JOHNSTON of South Bend officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will rest at the funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Edward A. Burman
Edward Adolph BURMAN, Monterey, died this morning at 9 o'clock in the hospital at Winamac. He had been ill for the past two weeks.
Mr. Burman, father of Edward J. BURMAN, R.R. 4, Rochester, moved to Monterey eight years ago from Chicago and was a retired electrician. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Pullman, O., and the Zion Lutheran church of Chicago.
Born to Peter and Mary BUSCH BURMAN in Dusseldorf, Germany, on March 18, 1875, Mr. Burman ws married to Alma REINERS in 1908. She preceded him in death as did a son, Arthur [BURMAN].
Burial will be in the Rochester Citizen's cemetery, following cremation. The body is at the Foster funeral home. Funeral arrangements are not yet completed.

Friday, August 17, 1956

Anna Ditto
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna DITTO, 41, Fulton, who died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday of auto crash injuries, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton.
The Rev. LEHUE, of the Fulton Pilgrim Holiness church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire Chapel Saturday morning.
Mrs. Ditto suffered a skull fracture and crushed thorax in a two-car crash on a county highway near Royal Center Tuesday, but gave normal birth to a six-pound, 14-ounce girl Wednesday morning.
The infant is listed in "fair' condition at Memorial hospital in Logansport.
Mrs. Ditto was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, Goldman [DITTO], when it was in collision with an auto driven by Gordon MILLS, 18, of near Royal Center. Mills has been charged with failure to yield the right of way and is slated to appear in justice court Saturday.
Mrs. Ditto, the mother of 16 children, was born on Jan. 18, 1915, in Missouri to Alonzo and Garnett PERDUE. The father preceded her in death; the mother, now Mrs. Garnett HUSTON, lives in Winamac.
Survivors, besides the husband and mother, include eight children at home, Patricia Ann [DITTO], 15; Virginia Faye, 13, Richard, 12, Ural, 11; Jerry Wayne, 9, Bobby Gene, 7; Joan, 3, and Dean, 16 months and the infant at Memorial hospital.
Other survivors include four brothers and seven sisters: Bill and John [PERDUE], Anderson; Harvey [PERDUE], Memphis, Tenn; Gene [PERDUE], address unknown; Mrs. Delta GRAY, Valley Park, Mo.; Mrs. Frances CUMMINGS, Anderson; Mrs. Wanda BARNES, Chicago; Miss Bertha PERDUE, Winamac; Mrs. Emma Lou CUBB, Chaffee, Mo.; Mrs. Helen POPE, St. Louis, and Mrs. Jessie SELLERS, West Burow, Mass.

Saturday, August 18, 1956

[no obits]

Monday, August 20, 1956

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph Catholic church for Milo Oren IRVINE, 51, 329 West 12th street, who died Saturday afternoon after an illness of two days.
A World War II veteran and an employee at the Studebaker-Packard plant in South Bend for more than 30 years, Irvine was born on April 28, 1905, in Rochester to Martin and Elizabeth BENDER IRVINE.
Survivors include the mother; two brothers, Sylvester [IRVINE], Rochester, and M. W. IRVINE, Del Monte, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Rose SCHELL, Cincinnati.
Father Charles J. SCHOLL will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the residence where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Kennedy funeral home of Winamac is in charge of arrangements.

John W. F. Zartman
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulton Baptist church for John W. F. ZARTMAN, 62, Fulton, who died of a cerebral hemorrhage at a Grand Rapids hospital Thursday during a fishing trip.
The body lies at the residence, three miles northeast of Fulton, where it was taken from the Ditmire Chapel and where friends may call.
Masonic rites and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery near Mexico, with the Rev. R. H. TURNER officiating.
Zartman moved from Mexico to Fulton 15 years ago, after being born on May 13, 1894, to William and Elizabeth BENDER ZARTMAN. He married Marie FLENNER Dec. 22, 1917.
He was a World War I veteran and a member of the Mexico Masonic Lodge, No. 347.
Survivors include the widow; two sons, John R. [ZARTMAN], Peru, and Glen Dean [ZARTMAN], at home; three daughters, Mrs. Rosanna OVERMYER, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Janet COPLEN, South Bend, and Mrs. Carolyn YOUNG, Rochester; seven grandchildren; a brother, George [ZARTMAN], Mexico; three sisters, Mrs. Walter BEMENDERFER, Walled Lake, Mich., Mrs. Clarence STUBER, Gilead and Mrs. Catherine CHURCH, Mexico. His mother and a sister, Esther HARRELL, preceded him in death.

Tuesday, August 21, 1956

Mrs. Leslie Freed
Mrs. Hazel BECKER, Rochester, Monday attended funeral services in Paxton, Ill., for her niece, Mrs. Leslie FREED, 23, who died in an Illinois hospital Saturday shortly after giving birth to a son, Gregory [FREED]. Survivors, besides Mrs. Becker and the infant son, the husband and Stephen [FREED], 14 months.

Anna Lindeman
Miss Anna LINDEMAN, 83, aunt of Frank LINDEMAN, R.R. 4, Rochester, died late Sunday evening in Indianapolis. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Indianapolis.

Wednesday, August 22, 1956

Robert Beauchamp
Robert BEAUCHAMP, 67, Monterey, died of a heart attack in his home at about 11 p.m. Monday shortly after viewing the body of his deceased brother in Monterey.
The brother, Newton BEAUCHAMP, Knox, died Saturday. Robert Beauchamp's body has been taken to the Kennedy Branan funeral home in Monterey, where Robert had paid his last respects to his brother.
Survivors are his widow, Rose [BEAUCHAMP]; five sons, Edward [BEAUCHAMP], Rochestr; Walter [BEAUCHAMP], Winamac; Donald [BEAUCHAMP], Hamlet; George [BEAUCHAMP], Ora, Ind. and Eldon [BEAUCHAMP], Monterey; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby REINHOLT, Rochester, Mrs. Lucy PETERS, Winamac, and Mrs. Audrey HOPPLE, Monterey; and a sister, Mrs. Paul STANFORD, Benton Harbor, Mich.

Rev. William H. Eiler
The Rev. William Henry EILER, 73, Mexico, died Tuesday evening at his home. He had been ill for the past three months and suffered from heart trouble.
The Rev. Eiler was born in Bluffton on Dec. 31, 1883, to Calvin and Cynthia McCONKEY EILER and moved to Mexico from Roann 17 years ago. He was married to Myrtle HAINES on Sept. 5, 1910 in Deering, N.D. He had retired from the ministry and was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include the widow; 5 sons, Paul A. [EILER], Rochestr; James Ora [EILER], Elkhart; David Ralph [EILER], Lincoln, O.; Galen Calvin [EILER], Roann; John Dale [EILER], Denver; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Anna RUFFER, Archibald, O., and Mrs. Ella Mae FEATHER, also of Archibald. A son preceded him in death. Also sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild and two brothers, J. Quinter [EILER], Argos, and Austin [EILER], Weston, Ore; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth MONTEL, Mexico. Also surviving are a half-brother, Emmett [EILER], Walkerton, and half sisters, Mrs. Ina ULLERY, Wabash, and Mrs. Mildred RONSTADT, Portland, Ore. A half-sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Mexico Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Edward STUMP of Osceola officiating and the Rev. Paul WEAVER assisting. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
Friends may call at the McCain funeral home in Denver after 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the services. The family has requested that flowers be omitted.

Thursday, August 23, 1956

Elizabeth Lutz
Mrs. Elizabeth LUTZ, 94, died suddenly at 4:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. P. MUDGETT, 724 1/2 Main street, where she had resided for several years.
Born July 24, 1862, in Wabash, she also is survived by another daughter, Mrs. A. L. GOOD, Bronxville, N.Y.; a son, Richard LUTZ, Hollywood, Fla.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside rites will be held Saturday at Wabash. The body was taken to the Jones Funeral Home in that city.

Friday, August 24, 1956

Mrs. Orlando W. Newcomb
Funeral services for Mrs. Orlando W. NEWCOMB, 69, who was born in Richland Center and who died at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday in South Bend, were held this aftrnoon in the Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle in South Bend.
The Rev. A. W. BLUE, of the Tabernacle, and the Rev. C. S. HOUK, of the Highway Gospel Mission, officiated, with burial in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Newcomb whose brother, Earl W. FRYE, lives at 120 West Third street in Rochester, had lived in Mishawaka since 1924. She was married in South Whitley on Feb. 22, 1910.
Survivors, besides the husband and the brother, include three sons, Dee and Archie NEWCOMB, Mishawaka, and George [NEWCOMB], at home; three daughters, Mrs. Emma BELL, South Bend, Mrs. Elizabeth REESE, Mncie, and Mrs. Elladean WEAVER, Mishawaka; twenty grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a stepson, Roscoe NEWCOMB, Walkerton, and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle BLY, Visalia, Calif.

Saturday, August 25, 1956

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Monday, August 27, 1956

Vern F. Sanders
Vern F. SANDERS, 64, former Rochester resident, died enroute to Pawating Hospital in Niles, Mich., after suffering a heart attack while at work Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Sanders resided at Eagle Lake, Edwardsburg, Mich.
Born in Sidell, Ill., February 6, 1892, he was the son of William and Elizabeth MANNING SANDERS. He was employed by the Bendix Products Division of the Bendix Aviation Corporation and moved from Rochester to Michigan several years ago.
Mr. Sanders was a member of the St. Joseph Lodge 294 F. and A.M., the South Bend Consistory Knights Templar; the Orak Shrine of Hammond, the Niles Shrine Club and Post 303, American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary HUDKINS whom he married in 1925 in Kewanna; two children, Mrs. Jack DEAN and Harold SANDERS of Logansport; four grandchildren; one brother, Marion SANDERS, Miami, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie ZIMMERMAN, Mrs. Guy BRYANT and Mrs. Maude HALL, all of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Hollis Funeral Home on Mishawaka avenue in South Bend at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Henry F. BULGER of the Kewanna Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetery.

Orville L. Moore
Orville L. MOORE, 67, died of a heart attack at 2 a.m. Monday at his home in Akron, where he had lived his entire life.
Born Aug. 24, 1889, he was the son of Eldridge and Marinda ROUCH MOORE. He was married in 1913 at Akron to Fannie ROBBINS, who survives.
A schoolteacher and farmer, he retired three years ago as a rural route mail carrier. He was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge and the Akron Lions club.
Other survivors are two sons, Richard MOORE, Coldwater, Mich.; and Gordon MOORE, Goshen; two grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Lessie MABY, Akron, and several nieces and nephews. One sister preceded him in death.
Last rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS, assisted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Susan Apt
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulton E.U.B. church for Mrs. Susan APT, 86, who died at her home here following a three-month illness. Death came to the lifetime Fulton resident at 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
Born near Fulton Sept. 24, 1869, Mrs. Apt was the daughter of John U. and Magdalena WELCHLEY MATHIAS. She was married Feb. 23, 1893, to Elmer APT, who died June 21, 1943.
She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Donald ABBEY will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. The body will lie in state for an hour at the church and friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Leroy V. Kirkpatrick
Leroy Vernon KIRKPATRICK, 57, died about 3 p.m. Sunday at his home on R.R. 4, Rochester, following a month's illness.
A resident of the Burton community for the past 18 years, he came tere from Bremen. He was born Jan. 12, 1899, to James and Tryphena KIRKPATRICK and was married Jan. 29, 1921 to Ethel FOSTER, who survives.
A member of the Leroy Shelton Post of American Legion, he was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George BARNETT, Griffith; Mrs. James BRIDGE, Royal Ceter; four brothers, Fred and Milo [KIRKPATRICK], Mishawaka; Bill and Isaac [KIRKPATRICK], South Bend; three sistrs, Mrs. Ralph GERARD, Mishawaka, Mrs. Albert ROSS and Miss Edith KIRKPATRICK, South Bend, and three grandchildren. One sister and four brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster Funeral Home here with the Rev. Robert ARMSTRONG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here with military honors. The body is at Foster's funeral home where friends may call after 6 p.m. today.

Tuesday, August 28, 1956

Vernon D. Stubbs
Funeral services for Vernon D. STUBBS, 68, formerly of Kewanna, who was killed in an auto accident in Tampa, Fla., Friday, were held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home.
The Rev. Robert BELT officiated and burial was in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Survivors are his widow, Estella [STUBBS]; a daughter, Mrs. Bernice COCHRAN, Niles, Mich.; two sons, Walter D. [STUBBS], South Bend; and Orville [STUBBS], St. Louis; two sisters, Mrs. W. T. NICHOLSON, Des Moines, and Mrs. Ella OSBORNE, Buchanan, Mich.

J. Carl Jessen
J. Carl JESSEN, 72, former newspaperman of this city, died early Tuesday morning at his home in LaCanada, Calif., following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Jessen and his wife, the former Ruth ELLIOTT of this city, moved to California 35 years ago where he managed one of the national movie magazines for many years.
While a resident of this city he was employed in the editorial department of The Rochester Sentinel, The Rochester Republican and for a few years operated the Kewanna Herald. He also owned one of th city's first motion picture houses which was known as the Kai Gee.
Several interesting articles written by Mr. Jessen appeared in the News-Sentinel's Centennial edition, which was published in June of 1953.
In his earlier years he promoted several home talent minstrel shows in the old Academy of Music building and his talents as an "end man" are well and most favorably remembered by many of the older citizens of the city.
J. Carl, son of Jesse and Doris (JOHNSON) JESSEN was born just north of Rochester on what was then known as the Michigan road. His father owned and operated a woolen mill, one of the first industries in Rochester. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Survivors are his wife, Ruth [JESSEN], at home; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Frances HENDRICKSON, of near Grass Creek, and a brother, Bernard JESSEN, also of California.
Funeral services will be held in Los Angeles, Calif., Thursday. Burial will be in the Forst Lawn cemetery, there.
Mr. and Mrs. Florance HENDRICKSON left by plane this morning to attend the services.

Wednesday, August 29, 1956

William D. Corey
William Douglas COREY, 89, R.R. 5, Argos, died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday in his home after an illness of one and one-half years.
He was born on April 8, 1867 in Hannibal, Mo., the son of William D. and Cynthia CALLEMAN COREY. He had lived most of his life near Argos.
Corey, a retired sheet metal craft worker, was married on Nov. 25, 1890, to Lantie Dell WICKIZER, who died on May 26, 1955.
He worked with his uncle, Lake COREY, in the Corner Hardware store in Argos and owned a metal craft business in Knox.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Ruth MILNER, R.R. 2, Syracuse, Mrs. Helen CHAPPELL, at home; Mrs. Doris SOLLIDAY, Angola, and Mrs. Rose WILSON, Lansing, Mich., four sons, Newt. [COREY], South Bend, Dale [COREY], Knox; Fred [COREY], Plymouth, and Mark [COREY], R.R. 4, Plymouth; thirty-eight grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren.
Also a sister, Mrs. John LELAND, R.R. 3, Argos; a half-sister, Mrs. Luree WILSON, and a step-mother, Mrs. Lydia COREY, both of Athens, Ala. Two sons, Lynn and Paul [COREY], preceded him in death.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert WHITEHEAD, of the Argos Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Carrie A. DeMont
Mrs. Carrie Alta DeMONT, 87, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital after being a patient there for several weeks. She had been in ill health for the past year.
Mrs. DeMont had been a resident of Marshall and Fulton counties for almost her entire life, coming to this area as a small girl after being born in Tiffin, O., on July 5, 1889. Her parents were Carl and Anna SHRIVER JORDAN.
On Dec. 16, 1911, she was married to Earl G. DeMONT in Plymouth. She was a member of the Gilead Methodist church, the W.S.C.S. of that church, the Green township home economics club and the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid club.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie MILLER, Detroit, and Mrs. Mary McCRAKEN, Marion; two sons, George [DeMONT], R.R. 4, Plymouth, and Norman [DeMONT] R.R. 2, Argos; eigh grandchildren; thee sisters, Mrs. Agnes FECHNER, Culver, Mrs. Lillian WALTERS, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Margaret SPENCER, Orlando, Fla., four brothers, Ralph and Elmer JORDAN, South Bend, Harry JORDAN, Mishawaka, and James JORDAN, Muncie. Four children preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert ARMSTRONG, of the Gilead Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, August 30, 1956

Retha Perkins
Mrs. Retha PERKINS, 49, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital here following a two-week illness. Mrs. Perkins resided southwest of Mentone in Newcastle township all her life. Death was due to cerebral embolism.
Born July 22, 1907, she was the daughter of Delbert and Maud BOSENBURG. She was married May 22, 1837, to Paul PERKINS, who survives. Mrs. Perkins was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Other survivors are a stepson, Alfred Lavan PERKINS, South Bend; three brothers, Esco BUSENBURG and Ernest BUSENBURG, both of Elkhart; Everett BUSENBURG, Mentone; four sisters, Mrs. Mary BLUE, Mentone; Mrs. Mabel IGO and Mrs. Opal KUNCE, both of Elkhart; Miss Lois BUSENBURG, Mentone; and three step-grandchildren
Final rites will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Talma Christian church with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery southwest of Mentone. Friends may call at the Johns Funeral Home in Mentone from 7 o'clock tonight until noon Saturday.

John Gordon Gibbons
John Gordon GIBBONS, 8, the former Kewanna blue baby who had to wait seven years for heart surgery, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Children's Memorial hospital in Chicago during the operation.
The son of Francis and Lenora WENNESTRON GIBBONS, who now reside at R.R. 3, Rochester, in Green township, Marshall county. John had to wait until the week before doctors felt his condition would permit the operation.
Friends and neighbors in Kewanna, contributed the money seven years ago that made Wednesday's operation possible. The family moved to the Rochester address in 1950.
Survivors are his parents, two sisters, Frances Ann, 10, and Gale May, 5; a brother, Dale Ray [GIBBONS], 5; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. August E. WENNERSTRON, Culver.
Services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Edward BOASE of the Argos Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.

Friday, August 31, 1956

Mrs. G. W. Travis
Mrs. G. W. TRAVIS, mother of Charles M. TRAVIS, owner of the Travis Implement firm in Rochester, died Wednesday night at her home in Metropolis, Ill.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Travis residence in Metropolis.

John Henry Kesling
John Henry KESLING, 71, who resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital following surgery. He had been ill for three months.
A resident at the lake for the last six years, Kesling was born on Sept. 18, 1884 to Frank and Geneva (ENGLEHARDT) KESLING in Miami county. He moved to the lake from Gilead.
On July 28, 1945, he was married to Blanche WILLIAMS, who survives.
Kesling, a carpenter, was a member of the Gilead Masonic Lodge 354, F. & A.M., the Father's Auxiliary of the Manitou Post 1343 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and local 932 of the carpenters' union in Peru.
Survivors, besides the widow, are a daughter, Audrey SHAFER, Ft. Wayne; two stepdaughters, Mrs. E. J. STANGER, Massena, N.Y. and Mrs. Kenneth LOCKRIDGE, Oneonta, N.Y.; a stepson, James WILLIAMS, Rochester; a grandson; nine step-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery. The Gilead Masonic Lodge will assist with the services.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, September 1, 1956

[no obits]

Monday, September 3, 1956

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 4, 1956

Bertha Showalter
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today for Mrs. Bertha SHOWALTER, 78, Akron, who died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of four months.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and he Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiated at the funeral, with burial in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Sheetz funeral home was in charge.
Mrs. Showalter had lived in Akron for the last five years, moving there from Disko. She was born on Oct. 30, 1877 in Gilead, the daughter of Charles and Mary MORRETT.
She was first married to George M. LUKENS, who died in 1943. In 1946, she was married to William SHOWALTER, who died in 1950.
Survivors are a daughtr, Mrs. Wilbur MORRETT, Akron; three sons, Paul [SHOWALTER], South Bend; William [SHOWALTER], Indian Lake, Mich., and Charles [SHOWALTER], Akron; two stepchildren, Orlie SHOWALTER, Roann, and Mrs. Flossie LAUER, Urbana; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank MORRETT, Huntington, and Bruce MORRETT, Rochester. One brother preceded her in death.

Wednesday, September 5, 1956

Frank C. McReynolds
Frank C. McREYNOLDS, 70, R.R. 1, Rochester, a resident of Fulton county since 1952, died at his home at 8 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of two months.
McReynolds came to the Rochester vicinity in 1952 from Munster, Ind. He was born in Kokomo on Aug. 22, 1886 to James and Rachel McREYNOLDS.
On Nov. 27, 1942, he was married to Marie JOHNSON in Peru. He was a retired deputy collector of internal revenue of the Gary district.
Survivors are the widow; three sisters, Mrs. Edith WEAVER, Russiaville; Mrs. Doris KOHLS and Mrs. Mary FREED, both of Kokomo, and a brother, Wesley [McREYNOLDS], Kokomo. A sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rich funeral home in Kokomo. Burial will be in the Albright cemetery in Kokomo.
The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home in Rochester to the Kokomo funeral home this afternoon. Friends may call in Kokomo.

Thursday, September 6, 1956 to Saturday, September 8, 1956

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Monday, September 10, 1956

Hugh V. Norris
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Baptist church for Hugh V. NORRIS, 63, father of Sheriff Laurence NORRIS. The elder Norris died at 6 p.m. Sunday at his home, two miles north of Fulton on State Road 25, following a year's illness.
The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate at the last rites, assisted by the Rev. R. H. TURNER. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton until the hour of the services.
A resident of the Fulton community for the past 48 years, Mr. Norris was born Jan. 18, 1893, near Kewanna, to W.V.S. and Cecilia HEDGES NORRIS. He was married on Dec. 27, 1912, to Blanche STONE, who died Feb. 20, 1944. Mr. Norris was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
An active worker for the county Republican party, he served many years as precinct committeeman. A farmer in his early years, he had a long tenure as fourth district spervisor of the Fulton County Highway Department.
Surviving are three sons, Arnold [NORRIS], Gary; Laurence [NORRIS], Rochester; Donald [NORRIS], Indianapolis; six grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer [NORRIS], Indianapolis; Dewey [NORRIS], Phoenix, Ariz; and two sisters, Mrs. Cleo FORD, Claypool, and Mrs. Lola EWER, Indianapolis.

William F. Lightfoot
William Franklin LIGHTFOOT, 64, died unexpectedly at 3:30 a.m. today at his home, 711 East 12th street, from a heart ailment. He had been in failing health the last two years.
Born May 26, 1892, in Kokomo, he had lived in Rochester and viciniy practically his entire life. His parents were Frank and Martha Alice SMITH LIGHTFOOT. He was married Nov. 9, 1916, to Ida FLYNN, who preceded him in death Jan. 11, 1946. His second marriage was on Sept. 12, 1951, to Daisy FENSTERMAKER, who survives.
Mr. Lightfoot was employed as assistant to the custodian at the Fulton County Courthouse. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Rochester.
Also surviving are one sister, Miss Eva LIGHTFOOT, Logansport; one stepson, Milo CARR, Marion, and several step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body will rest at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today, when friends may call.

Tuesday, September 11, 1956

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Wednesday, September 12, 1956

Fred C. Clemens
Fred C. CLEMENS, 67, Kokomo, who for 30 years had owned a cottage on the east shore of Lake Manitou, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph's hospital in Kokomo after an illness of three weeks.
Clemens was born on Sept. 4, 1889 in Kokomo and was married in 1906 to Flossie BAKER of Flora. His parents were Joseph and Ella CLEMENS.
He had worked for an express company in Kokomo and for the Kokomo Rubber company and also had operated a tire business in that city.
He was a member of the Masonic, Elks and Moose lodges and of the Grace Methodist church in Kokomo.
Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Mrs. John McCLEARY, Peru; a grandson, John McCLEARY, Kokomo; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Jacobs funeral home in Kokomo with the Rev. Donald E. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery at Kokomo. Masonic graveside services will be conducted.
Friends may call at he funeral home.

D. Edgar Chapin
D. Edgar CHAPIN, 66, who lived almost all of his life in the Macy area, died at 2 a.m. today in his Macy home after a serious illness of one month.
Born Feb. 16, 1890 in Nebraska to Frank and Emma (COON) CHAPIN, he was married on March 11, 1916 to Hazel Marie HOOPER.
Chapin was a retired employee of the Central Safety Signal Divsion in Mexico and a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are the widow; a son, Clayton [CHAPIN], R.R. 1, Macy; a daughter, Mrs. Gail SWOVERLAND, Deedsville; three brothers, Charles [CHAPIN], South Bend; Scott [CHAPIN], Cousten, Ind., and Glenn [CHAPIN], R.R. 2, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Belle ZARTMAN, Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Macy Christian church with the Rev. I. T. ROGERS officiating, assisted by the Rev. William SHEWMAN. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetry at Macy.
The body will be removed from the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton to the Macy residence at 10 a.m. Thursday. Friends may call at the residence.

Alfred Halterman
Alfred "Allie" HALTERMAN, 75, died at 2:50 p.m. Monday in a Fort Wayne hospital.
Born May 4, 1881, in Richland township, Fulton county, he was the son of Harrison and [Emma] Belle ORMSBY HALTERMAN. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Dell (Dora) SMITH, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. Four brothers, Leroy, Benjamin, Fred and Ralph HALTERMAN, preceded him in death.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sand Hill cemetery with the Rev. F. I. WILLMERT officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery in Richland township. The body will rest at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home ntil 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 13, 1956

Ernest W. Theobald
Final rites for Ernest W. THEOBALD, 80, Peru, who died at the Rochester Nursing Home at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, were conducted in Peru this morning.
Theobald operated the Standard Cabinet company in Peru for many years, along with his late brother. The business was founded by their father and his brothers took it over after his death in 1916.
A resident of Peru for his entire lifetime, Theobald left two daughters; a son, five grandchildren and two sisters. He had several relatives in Peru.

Wilbur Fenton Pike
Wilbur Fenton PIKE, 33, died this morning at his home at 401 East Sixth street. Heart trouble was listed as the cause of death. He had been ill for several years.
Mr. Pike was born in Rochester on July 10, 1923, to Ora and Fairy PIKE. He was formerly employed by the Kimble Grass company and was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Christian church.
He is survived by his mother; two sisters, Mrs. Wilma DRAPER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Gene SEIDER, Rochestr; two brothers, Forrest [PIKE], Rochester, and Elden [PIKE], Warsaw. A sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. James KIMSEY officiating. Burial will be in Citizens cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Friday, September 14, 1956

Harry E. Moon
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Harry E. MOON, 83, former resident of Kewanna who died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kathryn NORRIS, Crown Point.
Born in Cass county June 24, 1873, he was the son of Henry and Mary WARE MOON. He had resided in Kewanna until his fatal illness. Mr. Moon was a member of the Baptist church and I.O.O.F. lodge of Kewanna.
Surviving are the daughter; a sister, Mrs. Minnie HARDY, Kewanna; and a brother, Charles [MOON], Kewanna.
Burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, September 15, 1956

Linnie Davis
Mrs. Linnie ROGERS DAVIS, 78, died at 6:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital after a year's illness. Mrs. Davis, who resided at 625 East 14th street, had been seriously ill the past six months.
Born in Newcastle township May 3, 1878, to Conrad and Susan KING HAIMBAUGH, she had lived in this community her entire life. She was first married Oct. 7, 1897, in Rochester to Leonidas ROGERS, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was on June 29, 1954, in Rochester to Oliver DAVIS, who survives.
She was a member of the Church of Christ of Mentone.
Also surviving are four sons, Lester ROGERS, Rochester; Hugh ROGERS, Howard ROGERS and Donald ROGERS, all of San Diego, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. John (Louise) GRIMES, San Diego; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard DICKSON officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Luetta Smith
Mrs. Luetta SMITH, 82, a lifelong resident of the Akron vicinity, died at the Akron home of her son, Cleotus [SMITH], at 6:15 p.m. Friday. She had been an invalid for several years.
Born in Henry township Feb. 19, 1874, to Abraham and Mary GRINDLE, she was married to Charles SMITH in 1891 in Akron. The husband died in 1942.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors are the son, Cleotus; a foster daughter, Mrs. Nettie DICKERHOFF, Akron; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mildred [SMITH], died n 1919.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Andrew Wilson
Andrew WILSON, 57, former Rochester resident who lived near Culver, died in a Chicago hospital this morning after a short illness.
The body is being returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. Last rites are incomplete.
Mr. Wilson had no immediate relatives in the Rochester area.

Fred A. Reinholt
Final rites for Fred A. REINHOLT, 75, Winamac, brother of Lewis REINHOLT of Leiters Ford, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fry and Lange chapel in Winamac. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery.
Reinholt, a retired farmer, died at 3:20 a.m. Friday at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Tippecanoe township on Aug. 24, 1881, the son of John and Mary (OVERMYER) REINHOLT.
Other survivors are the widow, the former Anna PETERS; five sons, Theodore, Monterey, George, New Canaan, Conn.; Earl and Thomas, Winamac, and Orville [REINHOLT], Hamlet; a daughter, Mrs. Rudy DAVIS, Star City; thirty grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two other brothers, Charles and John [REINHOLT], Winamac; five sisters, Mrs. Anna TRAPP, Mrs. Dalla MORRISON and Mrs. Tina HASCHEL, Winamac; Mrs. Rose CRUMP, Hibbard, Ind., and Mrs. Irma HETTINGER, Star City.

Monday, September 17, 1956

Linnie Davis
The names of three step-children of Mrs. Linnie ROGERS DAVIS, 78, who died Saturday at Woodlawn hospital, were omitted from the obituary in Saturday's edition. They are Mrs. Earl SARBER, Claypool, Mrs. Oscar LUDDERS, Hammond, and Oliver D. DAVIS, South Haven, Mich.
Mrs. Davis, thrice married, was wed the second time to William VERNETT in 1931. The couple lived near Mentone and Mr. Vernett died in 1952.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Andrew Wilson
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Andrew F. WILSON, R.R. 1, Culver, who died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday from a cerebral hemorrhage at a Chicago hospital.
Born Dec. 16, 1898, in Grinnell, Ia., he was a farmer by occupation. He was married March 4, 1945, in Chicago to Bernice YOUNG BROWN. Mrs. Wilson is employed at the Boston Store in Rochester.
Survivng, besides the wife, are one son, LaVern [WILSON], Decatur; five stepchildren, Tyne BROWN, Chicago; Mrs. Delores HANDLEY, maryland; Mrs. Vera WILKINS and Mrs. Harriet CUSAMONA, both of Lockport, Ill.; Ella BROWN, at home; two brothers, Harry [WILSON], Joliet, Ill., and Charles [WILSON], Wilmington, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Nellie FOSTER, Wheatland, Wyo., and one granddaughter.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, September 18, 1956

Lenora Herron
Final rites for Lenora HERRON, 75, Monticello, a sister of Walter FOLEY, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller funeral home in Monticello. The Rev. Gilbert PIKER will officiate and burial will be in the Riverview cemetery.
Mrs. Herron died at the White County Memorial hospital at 4:10 p.m. Sunday.
Other survivors are a son, John HERRON, Logansport; two daughters Hazel HERRON, Lafayette, and Mrs. Daniel HUFFMAN, Dayton, O.; five grandchildre. A twin sister, Laura STONER, died in 1932.

Viola Snowberger
Warsaw, Ind. -- An 85-year-old Akron native, Mrs. Viola SNOWBERGER, of Warsaw, died Monday night at the Murphy Medical Center here of injuries sustained Sunday morning in a fall down the Methodist church steps.
It was believed that Mrs. Snowberger fell on the church steps as the result of a stroke. Coroner Dr. Orvill RICHER said death was caused by a skull fracture resulting from the fall.
Mrs. Snowberger was born in Akron on Sept. 14, 1871, to Henry and Rebecca CALLAHAN AUKERMAN and had lived 45 years at Silver Lake, where she was a member of the Methodist church, and the past two years she resided in Warsaw.
She was married in 1899 to Ira SNOWBERGER in Plymouth. He died in 1941.
Survivors include three nieces, Mrs. Dessie MORRIS, Mrs. Winona RIDDLE, both of South Bend, and Mrs. Evelyn JOHNSON, of Chicago.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev. A. E. HABGOOD officiating at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, September 19, 1956

Lula Tucker
Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Reed funeral home at Mentone for Mrs. Lula E. TUCKER, 77, Mentone, who died at her home there Sunday evening after four months' illness.
A native of Fulton county, she was a member of the Mentone Baptist church. Her husband, Albert [TUCKER], died in 1939.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lena IGO, Claypool; two sons, Dearl and Rex [TUCKER], both of Mentone; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie GROSS, Mentone, Mrs. Echo DARR, Rochester, and Mrs. Celia NELSON, Logansport; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Burial was made in the Palestine cemetery southwest of Warsaw.

Thursday, September 20, 1956

Jesse R. Charters
Jesse R. CHARTERS, 77, 531 Fulton street, a resident of Rochester for the last 11 years, died at Woodlawn hospital Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. after an illness of five weeks.
Charters was born in Miami county on Jan. 20, 1879, to James and Alice CHARTERS. On March 13, 1912, he was married in Rochester to Minnie D. TIMMONS.
He was a farmer and a member of the Prairie Grove church.
Surviving are the widow; a brother, James [CHARTERS], Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Prairie Grove church with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call this evening at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Friday, September 21, 1956

Thomson Lawrence
Thomson LAWRENCE, 54, South Bend, formerly of Rochester, died of heart trouble at 9:15 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital after an illness of three months. His widow, Shirley (OLIVER) LAWRENCE, survives.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hays funeral home in South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Joan O'Kane
Funeral services were held this morning at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Joan O'KANE, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John O'KANE of Lake Manitou. The child was stillborn at 3:45 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital.
The O'Kanes have three other children.
Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Saturday, September 22, 1956

Leora Kathleen Smith
Leora Kathleen SMITH, 69, R.R 1, Silver Lake, a resident of the Disko community fo the last 35 years, died at Woodlawn hospital at 5:50 p.m. Friday after fracturing her hip two weeks ago.
Mrs. Smith was born in Walton, Ind., on Sept. 4, 1887 to Horace and Eleanor (HELVEY) STOUGHTON. On Nov. 27, 1907, she was married to Ed SMITH, who survives. She was a member of the Niconza Baptist church.
Survivors, besides the husband, are a son, Arthur [SMITH], Grand Rapids, Mich; four daughrters: Onolee RHODES, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Jessie YOUNG, R.R. 1, Akron; Dorothy SMITH, Ft. Wayne, and Mrs. Geneva MILLER, St. Joe, Ind; fifteen grandchildren; a brother, Arthur STOUGHTON, Vancouver, Wash., and a step-sister, Mrs. Nellie NEISWANGER, Greenville, Ohio.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Disko Methodist church with the Rev. Norman BOSWORTH, Portland, officiating. Burial will be in the Roann cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron to the residence Sunday morning, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Willa Chapman
Miss Willa CHAPMAN, Bass Lake, sister of Mrs. E. C. SPARKS, 822 1/2 Main street, died at Holy Family hospital in LaPorte at 7 o'clock this morning.
Miss Chapman was a practical nurse in Rochester for many years.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Hattie Thomas
Mrs. Hattie THOMAS, 77, of near Claypool, died Friday afternoon at her residence. She had been ill for the past nine weeks.
Born in Wabash county on April 21, 1879, to James and Mary HARMER SPIECE, Mrs. Thomas came to Claypool 58 years ago when she married J. Lincoln THOMAS, on Sept. 6, 1898, at Wabash. He is deceased.
She was a member of the E.U.B. church of Packerton.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Martha FANCIL, Rochester, and Mrs. Carrie LANDIS, Claypool; two sons, James [THOMAS], Peoria, Ill., and Paul [THOMAS], Silver Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Richard RAY, Chicago, and Mrs. Mary STEWART, Peru; a brother, Walter SPIECE, Roann, and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the E.U.B. church in Packerton with the Rev. Keith W. BURCH officiating. Burial will be in the Claypool cemetery with the Tucker funeral home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, September 24, 1956

Elnora Elvina Lowe
Elnora Elvina LOWE, 81, a resident of Rochester and vicinity her entire life, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Dukes hospital at Peru where she had been a patient the past 19 days. She had been residing prior to that with her daughter, Mrs. Orla (Oneita) BARTHOLOMEW, 316 Washington street, Peru.
Mrs. Lowe, who had been in failing health the past three years, was born Aug. 25, 1875, near Tiosa, the daughter of John W. and Mary TAYLOR BLACK. She was married March 20, 1892, in Rochester, to James Bruce LOWE, who died Nov. 27, 1944.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Rochester and the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bartholomew and Mrs. Harvey (Elva) CLARY, Rochester; one son, Ben LOWE, South Bend; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One son and one daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Donald DECKER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will rest at the funeral home, where friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight.

Tina Sparks
Final rites for Mrs. I. L. (Tina) SPARKS , R.R. 2, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bailey funeral home in Huntington with the Rev. Claude YOUNG, of the Grace Methodist church in Rochester, officiating. Burial will be in the Huntington Mt. Hope cemetery.
Mrs. Sparks died at the home of a son, Eugene BRADING, in Dallas, Texas at 6:45 a.m. Saturday after an illness of six weeks.
She was born on Oct. 6, 1882 in Wabash county to Perry and Sarah Ellen (PRICKETT) GUTHRIE. She moved to the Rochester area in 1940.
Mrs. Sparks was first married to Edward BRADING, who prceded her in death, and later to I. L. SPARKS, who died on Oct. 29, 1954. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Another son, Rome [BRADING], of Memphis, Tenn., survives in addition to Eugene BRADING.

Tuesday, September 25, 1956

George H. Harmon
George H. HARMON, 62, who had farmed nearly all his life in the Roann vicinity, died at 11:20 a.m. Monday in the home of a son, George [HARMON], Jr., R.R. 1, Roann, with whom he had been living in recent years. He had been ill for the last two years.
Harmon was born in Miami county on Nov. 7, 1893, to Jacob and Emma HARMON. On Aug. 27, 1918, he was married to Bessie FLORA HARMON, who died in 1954. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors, besides George [HARMON], Jr., are two daughters: Mrs. Wilma YOCUM and Miss Letha Mae HARMON, both of South Bend; another son, Estil [HARMON], R.R. 2, Wabash; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Charles GROGG, Akron, and three brothers, Ray, Elkhart, Russell, Graybill, Ind., and Fred [HARMON], Roann.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.

Thomas Edward Minnick
Thomas Edward MINNICK, 87, father of Mrs. Maude CROCKETT of Akron, died Monday evening at his home in Walton, Cass county, after an illness of a month. He had resided in the Walton community his entire life.
Other survivors are a son, Lisle MINNICK, Logansport; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Wolf funeral home in Walton at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. H. H. HASHBERGER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Walton.

Fernando Sheetz
Fernando SHEETZ, 84, Twelve Mile, well-known in the Fulton community, died Monday night at Memorial hospital. He had been critically ill since last Saturday.
Mr. Sheetz was born Oct. 28, 1871, in Pennsylvania, and came to Indiana when he was six years old and has lived in the Twelve Mile area since that time.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Florence MOSS, Twelve Mile; a granddaugher, Wilma MOSS, Logansport; a grandson, Errett BOOKWALTER, Twelve Mile.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Everett NIXON officiating, assisted by the Rev. August LUNDQUIST. Burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery.

Wednesday, September 26, 1956 to Saturday, September 29, 1956

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Monday, October 1, 1956

Mildred Irelan
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Mildred BRINGHAM IRELAN, 65, who died Saturday morning at the home of her son, Orval IRELAN, in San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Irelan, who had been living with her son, had been in failing health the past two years.
She was born Feb. 3, 1891, in Lafayette, to John A. and Nora ROBINSON BRINGHAM. She moved to a farm near Kewanna in 1904 with her parents and after her marriage in 1917 to Finley IRELAN spent most of her life in Rochester and vicinity.
She was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Orval [IRELAN], San Antonio, Texas, and Henry [IRELAN], Indianapolis; two daughters, Miss Ella Mae IRELAN, Chicago, and Mrs. Rosanna WHITE, Mishawaka; two brothers, Wilbur BRINGHAM, Rochester, and John BRINGHAM, South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Margaret NELSON, South Bend; two grandsons and several nieces and nephews. One daughter preceded her in death.
Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Grace Methodist church will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body will arrive in Rochester on the 8:17 p.m. Erie train today and will be removed to the funeral home, where friends may call.

Tuesday, October 2, 1956

Mrs. Chester Need
A Gary woman who attended school in Kewanna died Sunday at Mercy hospital in the up-state city after a two-week illness. She was Mrs. Chester NEED, 44, who graduated from Kewanna high school in 1930 and the St. margaret's hospital class of nurses in Hammond in 1933.
She was born March 23, 192, in Logansport to Ernest nd Mary KUHN WILLIAMSON. She was married Oct. 28, 1938.
Surviving are the husband, her mother, Mrs. Mary COSTELLO, Kewanna; two brothers, Edward [WILLIAMSON], Kewanna, and Robert [WILLIAMSON], Logansport; two step-sistrs, Mrs. Harold LEHMAN, Star City, and Mrs. Paul THIEL, Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Holy Angels church in Gary with burial in the Catholic cemetery at Winamac.

Wednesday, October 3, 1956

Dalvetta Powell
Coroner Dr. Dean K. STINSON has ruled suicide in the death of Mrs. [Valvetta] HALL POWELL, 56, wife of Ferman [O.] POWELL, R.R. 1, Rochester, whose body was found floating in Lake Manitou at about 6:40 o'clock this morning.
O. E. HENDERSON, a neighbor, discovered the body floating about 25 feet off shore east of the Farrar cottage, in which the Powells lived. The cottage is just north of the Manitou Moose Lodge.
A note written by Mrs. Powell explaining her action was found in the cottage. The time of death was fixed tentatively at 6:30 a.m.
Mrs. Powell had lived in the Rochester area for the last 24 years. She was born on Feb. 14, 1900 to Mr. and Mrs. John HALL in Milton, Ky.
On June 20, 1932, she was married to Ferman POWELL in Milton.
Survivors, besides wth husband, are a sister, Mrs. Lucille TYLER, Indianapolis, and a brother, Arkley HALL, Carrollton, Ky.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Pleasant Hill church.
Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home in Rochester to the residence at 9 a.m. Thursday, where friends may call until noon Friday. The body then will lie in state at the church.

Thursday, October 4, 1956

William A. Price
William A. PRICE, 82, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Sept. 4. He had been ill the past year.
A resident of Fulton county for the past 16 years, he had made his home with Zephere MARTIN, R.R. 1, Rochester, before his removal to the Rocheter Nursing Home about a year ago.
Born May 22, 1874, in Des Moines, Ia., he formerly had been employed as a teamster with the Cole Brothers and Ringling Brother-Barnum and Bailey circuses. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral rites are to be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Howard H. Anderson
Howard H. ANDERSON, 68, 420 West Ninth street, died at his home at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday of a heart attack after an illness of eight years.
He had lived in Rochester for the last four years after moving here from Richland township.
Anderson was born on March 27, 1888, in Paulding county, Ohio to William and Mary OVERMYER ANDERSON. In 1915, he was married in Richland Center to Nellie OVERMYER.
A retired farmer, Anderson was a member of the Grandview church.
Survivors, besides the widow at home, are two daughters, Mrs. Marcille Nan [ANDERSON], Washington, D.C.; and Mrs. Imogene LEEDY, Hammond; a son, William [ANDERSON], R.R. 1, Rochester; three grandchildren, and two brothers, Delbert [ANDERSON], 1217 Elm Street, and Lewis [ANDERSON], South Bend. A brother, James [ANDERSON], preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. F. I. WILMERT officiating. Friends may call at the fneral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, October 5, 1956

Rudolf D. Johnson
Rudolf D. JOHNSON, 18, West Virginia, was killed in a one-car crash early Thursday afternoon, on State Road 17 a mile north of Delong, as he was returning to the Culver Military academy where he worked as a waiter.
The car, which investigating officers said was traveling at a high rate of speed, left the road for 230 feet, came back to the highway for 100 feet, then went off the road again for another 275 feet. The vehicle rolled over twice and Johnson was thrown out as the car hit a utility pole. Both the car and Johnson landed on the Pennsylvania railroad right of way nearby.
A witness, Roland JONES, Delong, told the Fulton county sheriff's department that he detected a slight movement of the driver after the crash, but Johnson was dead when Sheriff Laurence NORRIS arrived, the Sheriff said.
The car was owned by Leo PRIESTO, who also works in Culver. It was a total loss.
State police assisted in the investigation.

Elizabeth Adams
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Methodist church in Kewanna for Mrs. Elizabeth ADAMS, 84, who died Thursday noon at her home in Kewanna following a long illness. Death came on Mrs. Adams' birth anniversary.
Born Oct. 4, 1872, in Ohio, she was the daughter of Samuel and Martha HOSKINS. She was married to A. D. ADAMS, who died earlier this year. She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Otis B. ADAMS, Milwaukee, Wis.; and one granddaughter, Jerry Jean ADAMS, Milwaukee.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Friday, October 5, 1956

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Saturday, October 6, 1956

Ada Metzler
Mrs. Ada DRUDGE METZLER, 78, 114 East 12th street, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital after a serious illness of one week.
Mrs. Metzler was a native of Fulton county and had lived in Rochester for the last 31 years. She was born on Dec. 12, 1877, the daughter of Jerry and Emeline ZOLMAN DRUDGE, and came to Rochester from Newcastle township.
On March 14, 1909, she was married to Herman METZLER. She was a member of the Talma Methodist church and president of the Womans Society. She transferred her membership to the Grace Methodist church when she moved to Rochester and was an active member of the W.S.C.S.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Emeline SWANSON, Byron, Ill.; a son, Jerry [METZLER], Rochester; a grandson, Lt. Richard SWANSON, Ft. Bliss, Texas; two granddaughters, Miss Linda METZLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Ann JOHNSON, Michigan City; several nieces and nephews. The husband and two brothers, Amos and Charles DRUDGE, preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before the rites.

Monday, October 8, 1956

Grover Smith
Grover SMITH, 65, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 9:15 o'clock this morning of carcinoma after an illness of 10 months.
A 28-year resident of this community, Smith came here from Logansport. He was born on Jan. 11, 1891 in Carroll county, the son of George and Mary Jane (HINKLE) SMITH.
On May 15, 1918, he was married to Chloe BALL in Rochester. He had been an employee of the Erie railroad for 28 years. He was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Marjorie HOUSE, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Marietta GRAYSON, Kokomo; four sons, Hugh [SMITH], R.R. 4, Rochester; Donald [SMITH], Logansport, Francis [SMITH], R.R. 3, Rochester, and Robert [SMITH], South Bend; fifteen grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mary THEMLAR, Logansport. Two daughters, a brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Leiters Ford Methodist church, with the Rev. Louis HASKELL officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday to the residence, where friends may call.

Donald Guy Brugh
Donald Guy BRUGH, 63, R. 1, Monterey, well-known farmer in the Delong area for many years, died at his home at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, two and a half hours after a sudden heart attack.
Brugh was born in Leiters Ford on June 21, 1893 to John and Dora (YELTON) BRUGH and had lived all his life in this area, except for 15 years when he resided in Elgin, Ill.
On Oct. 19, 1912, he was married in St. Joseph, Mich., to Desse WILHELM, who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Donnabelle) BOHLING, Crown Point, and Mrs. Charles (Geraldine) TIMMS, R.R. 3, Argos; two sons, Kenneth [BRUGH], R.R. 1, Argos, and Ernest [BRUGH], R.R. 5, Valparaiso; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. May BRUGH, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Helen OVERMYER, R.R. 5, Rochester; three brothers, Virl [BRUGH], Leiters, Ford, Sidney [BRUGH], Mishawaka, and Dean [BRUGH], New Carlisle.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert ORDWAY of the Santa Anna Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Cecil Castle
Final rites for Cecil CASTLE, 72, South Bend, several of whose relatives live in Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Orvis funeral home in South Bend.
Castle, a former resident of Rochester, died Saturday evening after an illness of two years. Details will appear in the News-[Sentinel later].

Tuesday, October 9, 1956

Lyle Dean Smith
Graveside services were conducted this afternoon at the Mount Hope cemetery in Athens for Lyle Dean SMITH, infant son of Ned and Mildred (TOWNE) SMITH, Akron, who died at 10:30 p.m. Monday. He was born at 6:30 a.m.Sunday at Woodlawn hospital.
The body was taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron to the cemetery, where the Rev. Harry SMITH, of the Bethlehem Baptist church in Athens, officiated.
Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Duane and Lyn [SMITH]; two sisters, Marilyn and Janet [SMITH]; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Foy SMITH, R.R. 2, Akron, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ollie TOWNE, Rochester.

Mrs. Walter Eckman
Mrs. Walter ECKMAN, niece of Mrs. Marie CLUPPER of 803 Tenth street, Rochester, died at 8 o'clock this morning at her home in Holland, Mich., following a two-year illness.
A former resident of Wabash, Mrs. Eckman is survived by her husband and two children. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, October 10, 1956 to Thursday, October 11, 1956

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Friday, October 12, 1956

Kathryn Mathieson
Funeral services were held this week in Daytona Beach, Fla., for Miss Kathryn MATHIESON, 37, sister of Mrs. William DOWNS of Rochester. Miss Mathieson died Friday in Bay Pines Veterans Hospital at St. Petersburg, Fla., of multiple sclerosis after a five-year illness.
A native of Highland, Ind., she had resided in Florida the past five years and been confined to the hospital since July. She served with the Navy as a Wave during World War II. Surviving besides Mrs. Downs are her mother and father, one other sister nd four brothers, all residing in Hammond and Gary. Mr. and Mrs. Downs attended the funeral and Mrs. Downs is remaining in Florida through next week.

Howard Cecil Castle
Funeral services were held Wednesday in South Bend for Howard Cecil CASTLE, 71, who died Sunday afternoon at his home, 2111 Lindon avenue, South Bend, after a 10-month illness.
Mr. Castle was born April 13, 1885, in Gilead and had lived in South bend the past 50 years. He attended school in Rochester and was married April 9, 1914, in South Bend to Amanda JOHNSON, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Paul CASTLE, South Bend; three daughters, Mrs. Marie HELMAN, Mrs. Mailyn CORNEY and Mrs. Donninetta KERN, all of South Bend; one brother, Wilbur CASTLE, South Bend and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel EMMONS, South Bend; Mrs. Cynthia RALSTON, Macy, and Mrs. Zella BRADBURY, St. Louis, Mo.
Burial was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery, South Bend.

Saturday, October 13, 1956

Carrie E. Shelton
Mrs. Carrie E. SHELTON, 80, Denver, died Friday at 2:55 p.m. in Dukes hospital in Peru. Death was attributed to lukemia and occurred after nine days' illness.
Mrs. Shelton was born to Henry and Mary Jane (STANTON) STEELE in Perrysburg, in Miami county, on Feb. 6, 1876. She resided in Denver for the past seven years, moving there from Macy. Mrs. Shelton was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist Church.
Mrs. Shelton is survived by one sister Mrs. Hattie A. JOHNSON of Kokomo. Her husband, three brothrs and two sisters preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home in Denver after 2 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Clyde BLACK officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico.

Carrie Journey
Mrs. Carrie JOURNEY, 87, Portland, Ind., died Friday evening in a Jay county hospital following an illness of 10 days. She is the grandmother of Mrs. Ora STEPHEN, Rochester.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at the Baird funeral home at 2 p.m. in Portland.

Mildred Fawley
Funeral services were held today at the Reed fneral home in Mentone for Mrs. Mildred FAWLEY, 53, of three miles south of Mentone, who died Wednesday afternoon in McDonald hospital at Warsaw.
The wife of Milo FAWLEY, who survives, she was born near Mentone and had spent her entire life in that community.
Also surviving are two sons, Howard [FAWLEY], Mentone, and Jack [FAWLEY], Rochester; two brothers, Walter DUNNUCK, Warsaw, and Lawrence DUNNUCK, Leesburg; and three grandchildren.
Burial was in the Mentone cemetery.

Monday, October 15, 1956

Benjamin F. Wiltshire
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the residence of [Benjamin] F. "Ben" WILTSHIRE, 78, Macy, who died at his home at 9 p.m. Friday after a serious illness of eight weeks.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiated, assisted by Rev. I. T. ROGERS. Burial was in the Plainview cemetery.
Wiltshire was born in Fulton county near Rochester on April 28, 1878 to Horace and Ellen (SMITH) WILTSHIRE. On May 27, 1899, he was married in Rochester to Catherine ARTER.
The couple moved to Macy after the marriage, where Wiltshire was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Harry McCARTER, Fulton; a grandson, Phillip McCARTER, Converse; a granddaughter, Mrs. Jack HESKETT, Hatfield, Pa.; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lydia FRIEND, Huntington, and several nieces and nephews.
The body was taken to the residence from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Tuesday, October 16, 1956

Elsie May Hoffman
Mrs. Elsie May HOFFMAN, 68, South Bend, formerly of Argos and near Tippecanoe in Marshall county, died at her home at 3 o'clock this morning after an illness of three years.
Mrs. Hoffman was born on March 9, 1888 and lived in Marshall county until moving with her husband to South Bend in 1943. She was the daughter of Jeremiah and Emma (SMITH) HARTMAN and a member of the Sunnyside Presbyterian church in South Bend.
Survivors, besides the husband, include a daughter, Mrs. Ella May HOLLOWAY, Mobile, Ala.; a grandson, Alfred [HOLLOWAY], Mobile, Ala., and a half-sister, Mrs. Louis WEISSERT, Bourbon.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Paul E. CHALFANT, of the Sunnyside Presbygterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery, southeast of Argos.

Blanche E. Dixon
Mrs. Blanche E. DIXON, 66, died of carcinoma at the Akron home of her daughter, Mrs. Alma HAUPERT, at 11:35 o'clock this morning after an illness of about six months.
Mrs. Dixon, the daughter of Theodore and Minnie (HIBSCHAN) RILEY, was born near Burket on Sept. 13, 1890. She was married in Rochester on March 15, 1913 to Fred DIXON, who died in May, 1952.
The head cook of the Akron school system for the last five years, Mrs. Dixon was a member of the Akron Methodist church and of the W.S.C.S. of that church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Tom HAUPERT and Mrs. Bob BABER, both of Akron; two grandchildren; two brothers, Ellis RILEY, R.R. 2, Akron, and William RILEY, R.R. 1, Silver Lake.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Claude FAWNS and the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be at the Athens Mt. Hope cemetery with the Grogg Funeral Home of Warren, Indiana in charge of the arrangementss.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 17, 1956

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Thursday, October 18, 1956

Angie Smith
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Mrs. Angie SMITH, 76, who died Wednesday afternoon at her home there.
Born in Winamac Jan. 4, 1880, she was the daugher of George and Mary JAMES. She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband, H. E. SMITH; a daughter, Mrs. Zelda St. JAMES, Bloomington, Ill.; two granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Matt WHITFIELD, Florence, Ky., and Mrs. James HOPKINS, Cincinnati, O.; and two brothers, George and John JAMES, both of Winamac.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home.

Maude Louise Spencer
Mrs. Maude Louise SPENCER, 77, died at 8:05 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thelma DELP, 1110 Monroe street, where she had been living the past eight years. Mrs. Spencer had been bedfast the previous eight months.
Born April 4, 1879, in rochester, she had lived in this community her entire life except for 21, years in Argos. She was first married to Layman DOWNEY in 1899. He preceded her in death in 1917. In 1919, she was married to William SPENCER, who also preceded her in death. Her parents were Shannon and Amanda SHORE MACKEY.
Mrs. Spencer was a retired nurse and a member of the First Christian church of Rochester, Argos Eastern Star and Women's Benefit Association.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. DELP and Mrs. Zora RAPP of Hammond; one brother, Dr. Harry MACKEY, Indianapolis; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James KIMSEY of the First Christian church officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body will rest at the funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, October 19, 1956

John Bielser
Funeral services for John BIELSER, 72, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. Mr. Bielser, a lifelong resident of the Fulton community, died this morning in Fulton after an illness of several years.
The body is now at the funeral home where friends may call. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetey.
Mr. Bielser, born to Arnold and Frederica TETZLAFF BIELSER in Fulton county on Feb. 16, 1884, was never married. He was a retired blacksmith.
He is survived by four cousins, Mrs. Frank GORDON and Mrs. John KLINE, both of Rochester, Oscar GANSKE, Peru, and Victor GANSKE, Orlando, Fla.

Rebecca Ann Bell
Rebecca Ann BELL, daughter of Joseph Robert and Harriet (CARR) BELL, Marion, died six hours after bierth in a Marion hospital Thursday evening.
Survivors, besides the parents, are the maternal grandfather, Walter R. (Reuben) CARR, who resides on Fulton street, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Zelda BELL, of East Ninth street.
Private services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home in Rochester. The Rev. Ross COOK, of St. Paul's E.U.B. church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

[Saturday], October 20, 1956

Mary Etta Longman
Mrs. Mary Etta LONGMAN, 91, died at 10:15 p.m. [?] Thursday [?] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Trella FEIDNER, ner Grass Craak. 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 daugher of George and Anna Catherine EBERTS. Her husband, John B. HALL, preceded her in death in [Sept. 18, 1937].
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.

Monday, October 22, 1956

Arthur E. Doud
Funeral rites for Arthur E. DOUD, 82, who died at his home at Macy Sunday at 3 a.m., will be held at 2 p.m.Wednesday at the Macy Methodist church.
A retired farmer and lifelong resident of Miami couny, Mr. Doud's death was caused by a heart attack. Born March 23, 1874, in Kansas, he was the son of Lucian and Sarah ROBBINS DOUD. He was married Oct. 27, 1898, to Maude FRY, who survives. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of American lodge and the Macy Methodist church.
Also surviving are one son, Gerald DOUD, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice BROWN, Marion; Mrs. Hilda WATSON, Peru, and Mrs. Janet DAILY, Remington; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Alvin [DOUD], Peru. Two daughters, Lorrene MACY and Marion LUNSFORD, preceded him in death.
The Rev. Jack PAVEY will officiate at the last rites. The body was taken to the residence at noon today from the Ditmire funeral home inFulton. Friends may call at the home until an hour before services, when the body will be taken to lie in state at the church. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.

Lawrence D. Bell
Lawrence D. BELL, a native of Mentone and that town's most distinguished native, died Saturday at Buffalo, N.Y., at the age of 82 from a heart ailment which he had suffered since last May.
The founder and board chairman of the Bell Aircraft Corporation, Mr. Bell was considered the dean of the nation's aircraft executives. His firm produced the world's fastest and highest flying airplane -- the X-2.
Mr. Bell entered the Buffalo General hospital eight days ago. He had resigned as president of Bell Aircraft last September after serving since 1935.
Bell Aircraft's X-2, a rocket plane, reportedly flew 2,200 miles an hour (three times the speed of sount) just before it crashed last month. Earlier the X-2 had set an altitude record of 126,000 feet. The company also producted the first plane to break the sound barrier, the first jet plane, the first commercial helicopter and the first jet plane to take off and land vertically.
Born in Mentone April 5, 1894, Mr. Bell had visited his home town frequently and only last year had donated money for a new library there. His first job in aviation was a mechanic for two exhibition pilots when he was 18 years old.

William E. Swango
Funeral services have been scheduled for 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon for William Edward SWANGO, 71, who died at 11 p.m. Saturday at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis after six years' illness.
Mr. Swango, who had resided in Fulton county his entire life, lived at 720 East 12th street in Rochester. He had been seriously ill the past eight weeks.
Born Oct. 24, 1884, near Kewanna, he was the son of Henry and Ellen RICKMAN SWANGO. He was married twice, first to Sara POFFENBERGER. Surviving children from this marriage are Mrs. Marie FLYNN, Willie SWANGO and Mrs. Darlene CARPENTER, all of Rochester. Two children preceded in death.
His second marriage was on Dec. 19, 1925, to Edna Marie GOOD. She survives along with four children, Frederick [SWANGO], Junior Eugene [SWANG], Mrs. Virginia Belle McFARLAND and Evelyn Marie [SWANGO], all of Rochester, and a half-brother, Ed [SWANGO], Rochester. Two children and another brother, Lewis [SWANGO], preceded in death.
Five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Lloyd POWELL officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the Swango residence until 2 p.m. Thursday.

Tuesday, October 23, 1956

Clinton Weller
Clinton WELLER, 72, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital after an eight-day illness. Mr. Weller, who resided a half-mile south of Rochester on State Road 25, had suffered a heart attack one week ago.
A resident of Rochester Township, he was born Oct. 14, 1884, in Miami county, the son of Christian and Catherine TRYAN WELLER. He was married in Rochester on March 24, 1909, to Edith Marie LOWE, who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Belva) YSBERG, Rochester, and Mrs. Donald (Leona) EYTCHESON, Fulton; one brother, Charles WELLER, R.R. 4, Rochester; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. One grandchild preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, assisted by the Rev. R. H. TURNER, will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Wednesday, October 24, 1956

Laurence Fites
Final rites for Laurence "Bud" FITES, 25, Macy, who died Monday at the Cleveland, O. clinic where he had been a patient since Oct. 7, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ebenezer church.
The Rev. Paul HOFFMAN and the Rev. Larry WINEBRANNER will officiate at the services. Place of burial has not yet been determined. The body was taken from the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann to the residence this afternoon and friends may call there.
Fites was the son of Ralph and Beatrice (BAHNEY) FITES and was born on Feb. 5, 1931 in Macy. Surviving are three brothers, Bernard, Ronald and Byron [FITES], at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs Elmer FITES, Macy and Mr. and Mrs. Moss BAHNEY, Roann.

Thursday, October 25, 1956

Josephine Trant
Mrs. Josephine TRANT, 70, a resident of Argos for the last 20 years, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Landis Nursing home in Argos after an illness of several years.
The daughter of Mizhael and Ellen COSTELLO, she was born on June 30, 1886 in Chicago. In 1914, she was married to John T. TRANT, who survives.
Mrs. Trant was a member of the Izaak Walton League auxiliary and of the Hi-Neighbor club, both of Argos.
Survivors besides the husband are a sister and two brothers, all of whom reside in California.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Lessie Maby
Mrs. Lessie MABY, 74, died early this morning ather home one-half mile east of Athens.
She was born to Eldrige and Marinda ROWE MOORE and in 1903 married Selah MABY who died in 1953. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the Omega club and the Sunshine Circle of Athens.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mary CARPENTER, Star City, and Mrs. Thelma DAUGHERTY, Odon, Ind.; two sons, George [MABY], of Rochester, and Ralph [MABY], of New Breman, O.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron. Arrengements are incomplete.

Friday, October 26, 1956

Margaret Hartzler
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret HARTZLER, 76, of near Macy, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Emanuel E.U.B. church, four miles southeast of Akron. The Rev. Ed SAUSAMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery.
Mrs. Hartzler died Friday morning at 1 o'clock at the Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for the past several years and had lived with her children near Macy. Most of her life was spent in the Macy community.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1879, to Michael and Jane ARMANTROUT DAY and in December of 1904 married Elmer HARTZLER who died in March of 1949.
Mrs. Hartzler is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn STALLARD, Macy; Mrs. Edith TILDEN, Macy, and Mrs. Opal KAMP, R.R. 3, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Nora BEMENDERFER, Denver, and Mrs. Dorothy MURPHY, also of Denver; a brother, Dorsey DAY, Peru, and ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron after 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon and until noon Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Carl C. Pershing
Carl C. PERSHING, 49, Argos town marshal, died at 4 a.m. today at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. He resided at 226 North Michigan street in Argos.
Mr. Pershing, who had been ill the past year, was born May 14, 1907, at Bourbon, the son of Ivan and Alice GERRARD PERSHING. He had lived in Argos the past 26 years. He was married Sept. 23, 1930, at Plymouth to Louise BECKER, who survives.
Mr. Pershing formerly had operated a service station in Argos and in early life was a member of the Fairview E.U.B. church of Argos. He also was a member of Masonic lodge No. 399 in Argos, Lions club and Izaak Walton league.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Eileen) SHOEMAKER of Argos and Mrs. Robert (Mary Lou) LUTY, Anniston, Ala.; three grandchildren; four brothers, Arnold [PERSHING], Spencerport, N.Y.; Grant and Harold [PERSHING], both of South Bend, and Keith [PERSHING], Bourbon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert WHITEHEAD, assisted by the Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos and Masonic rites will be conducted at the graveside by the Argos Masonic lodge. Friends may call after noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Josephine Trant
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine TRANT, 70, who died Wednesday evening in Argos after several years' illness, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
Father Stanley OAK of St. Michael's church of Plymouth will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Lessie Maby
Funeral services for Mrs. Lessie MABY, 74, Athens, who died on Thursday, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Akron methodist church with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home until 11 o'clock Saturday morning. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Saturday, October 27, 1956

Carl Staley
Word has been received in Rochester by friends of the Staley family that Carl STALEY died Thursday in Arcadia, Cal. His wife is the former Fern Van BLARICOM.
Mrs. Staley, a former resident of the Rochester community, visited here last June with the Don PYLEs.
Funeral services for Mr. Staley will be conducted Monday and burial will be in the Forest Lawn cemetery in California.
Ida B. Nye
Mrs. Ida B. NYE, 85, who lived her entire lifetime in Fulton county, died at Woodlawn hospital at 8:45 p.m. Friday after being taken suddenly ill at her home, 4 1/2 miles west of Akron.
Born on Aug. 5, 1871, in Fulton county, Mrs. Nye was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James ALSPAUGH. On Nov. 17, 1887, she was married to Gilbert NYE, who died in 1949.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Carmen SPENCER, Indianapolis; a son, Clifford NYE, Detroit; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Grace BOWEN, R.R.1, Akron, and Mrs. Effie SHRIVER, Athens, and a brother, Charles ALSPAUGH, Upland, Ind. Seven children preceded her in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron to learn details of the services.

Mildred S. Whisman
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka for Mrs. Mildred S. WHISMAN, 81, former resident of the Burton community. She died Friday morning in Mishawaka.
Surviving are five sons, Porter [WHISMAN], South Bend; Vonnie [WHISMAN], Mishawaka; Virgil L. [WHISMAN], South Bend; Leonard [WHISMAN], Lexington, Ky.; Clayton [WHISMAN], Maquoketh, Ia.; and two daughters, Mrs. Elsie WARNER, Elkhart, and Mrs. John METZGER, Bremen.
The Rev. Robert ARMSTRONG of the Burton Methodist church will officiate at the last rites and graveside services will be conducted at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Monday, October 29, 1956

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Tuesday, October 30, 1956

William McGriff
William McGRIFF, 84, Argos, died at 11 p.m. Monday at the Marshall County Home in Plymouth after several years illness.
Born in Argos March 8, 1872, the son of Thomas and Sarah McGRIFF, he had spent all his life in Marshall county. He was first married in 1901 to Lila METHENY, who died a year after their marriage. He later wed Artie COMPTON, who also preceded him in death.
Surviving are a brother, Lonzo D. [McGRIFF], Rochester; a half-brother, Parker McGRIFF, Agos; a half-sister, Mrs. Millie FOLTZ, Constantine, Mich.; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. One son, Harry [McGRIFF], died in early life.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Thursday at the Grossman funeral home inArgos with the Rev. Robert WHITHEAD of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, October 31, 1956

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Thursday, November 1, 1956

Mary Francis Reahard
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock for Mary Frencis [REAHARD], 79, Laketon, who died Wednesday night in a Columbia City nursing home. The Rev. Henry BATES will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Laketon cemetery.
Mrs. Reahard was born near Roann on Nov. 20, 1876, to Leonard and Josephine BROWN FLORA and on April 12, 1898, she was married to Daniel F. REAHARD who died in 1952. She was a member of the First Brethren church at North Manchester.
Services will be held at the First Brethren church in North Manchester with the Bender funeral home in charge of arrangements. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.
She is survived by two sons, Everett M. [REAHARD], Bonita, Fla., and Daniel F. [REAHARD], Jr., Seymour, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Roland LUKENS, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Jean F. REAHARD, Ft. Myers, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche O'HARA, Silver Lake; Mrs. Jean KREIDER, North Manchester; a brother, Roscoe FLORA, Shirley, Ind., and seventeen grandchildren and aighteen great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Claude Cole
Kenneth THOMPSON, R.R. 1, Rochester, today was notified of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Claude COLE, 1147 Meade street, South Bend.
A former resident of the Tiosa community in Richland township, Mrs. Cole died at 10:45 o'clock this morning. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, November 2, 1956

Oran George Zimpleman
Funeral services for Oran George ZIMPLEMAN, 44, Logansport, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport with the Rev. Ralph HUFFMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Zimpleman, who died of a heart attack Thursday morning at Indiana Harbor, was employed as a carpenter for the Pennsylvania railroad.
He was born Nov. 10, 1912, in Fulton county, to Jesse and Cora KERSCHINGER ZIMPLEMAN. His marriage on Sept. 21, 1940, was to Elizabeth Jane CLINE, who survives.
Other survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Katherine LAHMAN, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Juanita WILLIAMS, South Bend Mrs. Margaret Ann MILLER, Kokomo; Mrs. Dorothy WILLIAMS, Logansport, and Virginian ZIMPLEMAN, Elkhart; two brothers, James [ZIMPLEMAN], Logansport, and Frank [ZIMPLEMAN], Elkhart.
He was a member of the Tipton Lodge No. 33, F. & A.M., and the Church of the Brethren.

Myrtle Mae Burkett
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 o'clock CST at the Richland Center Methodist church for Mrs. Myrtle Mae BURKETT, 78, who died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital of Leukemia.
A lifelong resident of the Richland Center community, she was born in Argos April 22, 1878, the daughter of John and Christina MYERS. She was married in October, 1903, in Argos to Austin BURKETT. He preceded her in death in 1952.
Mrs. Burkett was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church and the WSCS of that church.
Surviving are a son, Ralph BURKETT, R.R. 3, Rochester, with whom she had made her home since the death of her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Bessie GOOD, Leiters Ford; a sister, Mrs. Nora STANER, Argos; a brother, Lawrence MYERS, Argos; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. One brother preceded her in death.
The Rev. Dale HAMILTON, pastor of the Monon Methodist church, will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until Saturday morning, when the body will be taken to the Ralph Burkett residence.

Daisy L. Cole
Mrs. Daisy L. (OSBORN) COLE, 114 North Meade street, South Bend, died Thursday at her home. She was born near Richland Center April 15, 1880. On Oct. 1, 1902, she was married to Claude COLE and they resided in Fulton county until 1923, when they moved to South Bend.
Surviving are the husband; three nieces, Mildred MILLER of South Bend; Mrs. Stanley PROUTY of the Bahama Islands; and Mrs. Chester BLANKEN, of Van Nuys, Cal.; and three nephews, Leo THOMPSON of Akron; Kenneth THOMPSON, of Rochester and Kyle THOMPSON of Van Nuys, Cal.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. CST at the Welshimer Funeral Home in South bend, with burial at Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, November 3, 1956

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Monday, November 5, 1956

Mary Pinchon
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church for Mrs. Mary Frences PINCHON, 80, who died at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Joesph hospital, South Bend, after an illness of a month.
Born April 5, 1876, in Albion, she had lived in Argos about 10 years. She was married to Henry FREESE, who died in 1935, and then to Albert PINCHON, who died in 1944.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Pearl SAVAGE, Culver; Mrs. Blanche ALDERFER and Mrs. Mabel PRICE, both of South Bend; two sons, Shirley FREESE, Rochester, and Chester FREESE, Mishawaka; fifteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Wayne TIPPEY will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Argos Memorial Gardens cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Tuesday, November 6, 1956

Harry Kreamer
Harry KREAMER, 57, R.R. 1, Kewanna, was killed instantly at about 5:30 p.m. Monday when the pick-up truck he was driving crashed into the home of Alfred LEY on West Main street in Kewanna.
Kreamer was driving the truck, which belongs to his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Phyllis KREAMER, to his home, about two and a half miles northeast of Kewanna. He had been visiting his son, Ralph, who lives about a mile west of Kewanna.
The Fulton county sheriff's department and state police reported that the vehicle ran through two fences and struck the home, stopping about 600 feet from the point it left the street.
The impact cracked plaster in three rooms of the Ley home and knocked the north side of the house about one foot off its foundation. Damage to the house was estimated at $1,500.
The truck, a 1949 model, was a total loss.
Dr. Dean K. STINSON, Fulton county coroner, is invesrigating to determine the exact cause of death.
Funeral services for Mr. Kreamer will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.
Mr. Kreamer was born on Nov. 28, 1898, to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob KREAMER and on Feb. 23, 1918, was married to Artha BAKER. The wife and parents, who reside in Rocheter, are among the survivors. He was a life-long resident of Fulton county and a farmer. He belonged to the Kewanna Saddle club.
Other survivors include a daughter, Doris [KREAMER], Kewanna; a son, Ralph [KREAMER], also of Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Elva MILLS and Mrs. Mary ANDERSON, both of Kewanna, and two grandchildren, Jerry Lee and Bryle Ray KREAMER.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Basil P. Ennis
Basil B. ENNIS, 63, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 11:25 a.m. Monday at the Veterans hospital in Chicago from carsinoma after a nine-month illness.
A resident of the Akron community the past 11 years, he came there from Kokomo. He was born in Miami county on Aug. 8, 1893, the son of Wesley and Lissie CANNINE ENNIS. He was married in Kokomo in 1925 to Florence SALLEE, who survives.
Mr. Ennis was a farmer and truck driver. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one brother, Bert [ENNIS], Kokomo, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body was taken to the home of Mr. Ennis' mother-in-law, Mrs. Gordon SALLEE, in Akron at 4 p.m. today. Friends may call until the hour of the services.

John B. Davis
John B. DAVIS, 74, who resided a mile west of Akron, died at 9:50 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital after a year's illness.
He was born July 27, 1882, in Fulton county and had spent most of his life here. He was married in April, 1935, to Hilda DAVIS, who survives. His parents were Charles W. and Margaret PUTMAN DAVIS.
Mr. Davis was a member of the Akron K. of P. lodge and of the Akron Methodist church.
Also surviving are a son, John [DAVIS], at home; a daughter, Marie DAVIS, Van Wert, O., and several grandchildren.
Funeral services are set for Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock CST at the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron after 3 p.m. Wednesday and until noon Thursday. The body also will lie in state at the church from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, November 7, 1956

Bessie Blaze
Mrs. Bessie BLAZE, 72, who resided eight miles west of Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. today at the Miller Nursing Home, 719 Madison street, from paralysis. She had been ill since May, 1955, seriously the past two weeks.
She was born Oct. 17, 1884, in Manchester, O., to Amos and Sarah Belle LINDSEY HAMER. She came to Fulton county from Chicago, first residing in the Nyona Lake vicinity for three years before moving west of the city eight years ago.
Mrs. Blaze first was married to Marion Francis KRAMER in 1900. He preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Mike BLAZE in 1912, He suvives.s
Also surviving are two sons, Wendell KRAMER, at home, and Sanford KRAMER, Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Sudie DUNKIN, Maple Heights, O.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Robert C. ARMSTRONG of the Burton Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will rest at the funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, November 8, 1956

Airman First Class, Charles Franklin DuBois
Final rites for Airman First Class Charles Franklin DuBOIS, South Bend, who was killed instantly Saturday in an auto accident near his home at Williams Field, Ariz., will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Orvis funeral chapel in South Bend.
Franklin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles DuBOIS, was the nephew of Mrs. Orville J. NICKELS, of near Akron, and was known in this area from his visits to his aunt and uncle.

Rosella Barron
Mrs. Rosella CARTER BARRON, 32, a native of Kewanna, was killed Wednesday morning when the car in which she was riding went out of control and struck a tree two and one-half miles northeast of Logansport on a county road.
The car was being driven by Donald A. SHAFF, 25, of Logansport. Shaff is listed as critical in Logansport Memorial hospital where he is being treated for multiple fractures, severe lacerations and shock.
Cass County Coroner M. B. STEWART reported that Mrs. Barron's death was caused by multiple fractures of the chest and shock. She also sustained a broken ankle and cuts about the arm.
Shaff, a co-owner of a Logansport business where Mrs. Barron was employed, was found in a dazed condition about 5:30 o'clock Wednesday morning by Cass county clerk candidate Don CALLENDER who was on his way home from the courthouse where he had awaited voting returns throughout the night.
Mrs. Barron's body was found on the front seat of the wrecked vehicle and Shaff was reported sitting on the rear bumper of the car. Shaff placed the time of the crash at about 2 o'clock Wednesday morning. A broken leg prevented him from leaving the wreckage to summon help.
The Cass county sheriff's department and state police who investigated reported that Shaff apparently fell asleep at the wheel of the car which traveled about 180 feet before striking the tree.
The coroner reported that he would conduct a public inquest into Mrs. Barron's death at 8 o'clock Monday morning in the Courthouse office.
Mrs. Barron was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Kewanna, to Thomas and Golda BUDD CARTER. She was a member of the Methodist church, and her father, who lives in Kewanna, was associated with the Fansler Lumbr company here until last April.
Survivors, besides the parents, include two children, Sharon and Stewart [BARRON], at home, and a brother Thomas V. CARTER, Del Mar, Cal.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where friends may call.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Kewanna Methodist church with the Rev. George WRIGHT officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, November 9, 1956

Amos T. Sanders
Funeral services for Amos T. SANDERS, 78, R.R. 2, Akron, will be held at the Athens E.U.B. church at 1:30 o'clock Saturday with the Rev. WHITE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Sanders died Thursday afternoon at the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two weeks.
He came to the Akron community 24 years ago from Burton but was born in Marshall county on March 11, 1878, to Thomas and Rebecca SANDERS. On April 15, 1909, he was married to Adda NEFF, who survives, along with a daughter, Mrs. Walter SAFFORD, of Rochester, and a grandson.
Mr. Sanders was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Friends may call at the Sanders home. The Foster funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Merl D. Drudge
Merl D. DRUDGE, 49, R.R. 3, Bremen, brother of Mrs. Ray GOOD, R.R. 2, Akron, died in the Bremen hospital at 10 a.m. Thursday, shortly after suffering a heart attack.
Drudge and his wife, the former Norma MURTEN whom he married on March 31, 1945, had lived near Bremen for the past year, moving there from LaPorte.
The deceased was born in Wabash county on Nov. 23, 1906 to Charles and Bertha (EBER) DRUDGE. He was employed in Bremen at the Liberty Trailer Coach company.
Survivors are the widow at home, four sons, Charles [DRUDGE], San Fernando, Calif., Robert [DRUDGE], stationed with the U. S. Navy in San Diego, Calif., Joe [DRUDGE], stationed with the U. S. Navy in Japan, and Rex [DRUDGE], Charlottesville, Ind.; two grandchildren; the parents, R.R. 2, Claypool; four brothers, Homer [DRUDGE], Mesa, Ariz., Wayne [DRUDGE], R.R. 1, Silver Lake, Harley and Gordon [DRUDGE], both of R.R. 2, Claypool; two sisters, Mrs. GOOD and Mrs. Vera GUNTER, Kendallville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron for details on the services.

Nora B. Nuell
Mrs. Nora B. NUELL, 74, 418 East 10th street, died Thursday evening at 8:15 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital just three hours after she had been admitted to the hospital. She had been suffering with a heart ailment for the past four years.
Mrs. Nuell was born in Rochester on April 19, 1882, to Thomas and Mahala HALL, and her marriage on Jan. 7, 1903, was in Rochester to George NUELL, who survives.
Other survivors are four sons, Albert C. and Floyd K. [NUELL], both of Warsaw; Alvin D. [NUELL], Rochester, and George C. [NUELL], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Glenroe) BUNN, Rochester; a brother, Thomas Devere HALL, Wichita, Kan.; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A daughter, Geraldine [NUELL], died in 1925.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald DECKER officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery near Akron.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Marion C. Weese
Marion C. WEESE, 64, a resident of the Nyona Lake vicinity for the last 12, years, died at 4:45 o'clock this morning at his home after an illness of three weeks.
Born in Illinois on July 19, 1897, he was the son of Theodore W. and Dora (SWISHER) WEESE. He moved to Nyona Lake from Kokomo in 1944.
In 1924, Weese married the former Gladys JOHNSON, who preceded him in death.
A retired employee of the Great Western Pottery Works of Kokomo, Weese was a member of the Moose Lodge number 179 and the V.F.W. post in Kokomo
Survivors are his mother; two brothers, William J. [WEESE], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Theodore T. [WEESE], Kokomo, and a sister, Mrs. Louise SLACK, Kokomo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ellers chapel in Kokomo. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery in Kokomo.

Saturday, November 10, 1956

Merl D. Drudge
Final rites for Merl D. DRUDGE, 49, R.R. 2, Bremen, who died of a heart attack at 10 a.m. Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Monday and at the church from 1 to 2 p.m.
Drudge, brother of Mrs. Ray GOOD, R.R. 2, Akron, and with his wife, Norma [DRUDGE], had lived for the past year in Bremen, moving there from LaPorte. He was employed at the Liberty Trailer Coach company in Bremen.

Monday, November 12, 1956

Tanya Ann Rose
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Rochester First Christian church for Tanya Ann ROSE, four-months-old daughter of [Tom Lee and] Nancy [WHITTENBERGER] ROSE, R.R. 2, Rochester.
The Rev. James KIMSEY officiated and burial was in the Mt. Zion cemetery with the Zimmerman funeral home in charge of arrangements.
The child was born on July 11, 1956 at the Woodlawn hospital and died at the home of her mother on the north shore of Lake Manitou Sunday morning.
Survivors are the mother; the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Byron ZIMMERMAN, Rochester, and Daniel ROSE, Greentown; the great-grandparents, Mrs. Grace Van DUYNE and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. ROSE, all of Rochester.

Paul North
Funeral services for Paul NORTH, 54, Argos, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Mr. North died suddenly this morning in his home of a heart attack after a brief illness.
He was born on July 5, 1902, at Plymouth to Cary and Grace NORTH and his marriage on Aug. 23, 1945, was to Dorothy JOHNSON SHAFER. He was a lineman and a serviceman for the town of Argos, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Survivors besides the widow, include a step-daughter, Mrs. Ralph, Jr. [Iris] SHAFER, at home; a sister, Mrs. Lenah SWARTHOUT, San Antonio, Fla.; a brother, Ralph NORTH, Gary, and one granddaughter. A brother preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home after noon on Tuesday.

Oliver P. Studebaker
Private services were conducted at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton this morning for Oliver P. STUDEBAKER, 83, of Adams township, Cass county, who died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.
He was the brother of Ernest STUDEBAKER, of Mentone. He died in a Logansport hospital after an illness of three weeks.

Tuesday, November 13, 1956

Alfred A. Miller
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock for Alfred A. MILLER, 62, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died early Monday afternoon at his home. Rites will be conducted at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with burial in the Royal Center cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Miller was born Aug. 21, 1894, at Momence, Ill., the son of August and Catherine TIMMERMAN MILLER. He was married Sept. 17, 1914, at Logansport to Ada GRAY. He was a member of the Fletcher's Lake Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Ned [MILLER], Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Jean St. CLAIR, Kewanna and Mrs. Martha WRAY, Harlingen, Texas; four brothers, William [MILLER], Royal Center; Elmer [MILLER], Macy; Theodore [MILLER], Grass Creek, and August [MILLER], Monticello; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son preceded him in death.

Wednesday, November 14, 1956

Clarice Tracy
Mrs. Clarice TRACY, 32, 302 Albert street, Argos, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday at her home after suffering a heart attack last Saturday. She had been a resident of Argos for the last 11 years.
Mrs. Tracy was born in Culver on Jan. 20, 1924, to Floyd and Leona ROSS. On March 16, 1946, she was married to Roy TRACY.
Mrs. Tracy was a member of the Tyner Church of the Brethren and the Argos American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors, besides the husband and the parents, are four daughrters, Lynn [TRACY], 10, Connie [TRACY], 8, Marcia [TRACY], 7, and Karen [TRACY], 6; a son, Roy [TRACY], Jr., 3; five sisters, Mrs. Jenola TAYLOR, Muskegon, Mich.; Mrs. Evelyn ZIETS, Traverse City, Mich., Mrs. Ruth TRUDEAU, of New Mexico state, Mrs. Clara COLE, the deceased's twin sister, and Mrs. Ellen ANDERSON, both of Rensselaer; a brother, Esta ROSS, Plymouth; and the grandmother, Mrs. Velma LINDRY (CQ), Munster.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Clyde JOSEPH, of theTyner E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.

Turner Jones
A 54-year-old Chicago man was crushed to death under a Nickel Plate railroad car at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the railroad's switching yards two miles east of Argos.
He was Turner JONES, a transient, whose body was found at 5:30 p.m. by the brakeman of a passing train.
Dr. Otis R. BOWEN, Marshall county coroner, returned a verdict of accidental death after an investigation.

Thursday, November 15, 1956

Myrtle Zugbaum
Mrs. Myrtle ZUGBAUM, 75, Ft. Wayne, who lived for about 50 years in Argos, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Lutheran hospital in Ft. Wayne after a serious illness of about two weeks.
Mrs. Zugbaum, who was born in Pulaski county on March 26, 1881 to James and Samantha ENGLE, operated with her husband the Bungalow motel in Argos for about 25 years before moving to Ft. Wayne 11 years ago.
Her husband, [Henry ZUGBAUM] to whom she was married in March, 1904, died in [December 10], 1938.
Mrs. Zugbaum was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are a daughter, mrs. Lyman BRUMIT, with whom she lived in Ft. Wayne; two granddaugters and two great-grandsons.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Edward BOASE, pastor of the Argos Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gustav Reschte
Mrs. Ancil BEALL, 1207 Monroe street, will leave for St. Joseph, Mich., Friday to attend the funeral services for her father, Gustav RESCHTE, who died in his St. Joseph home Wednesday night.
Mrs. Beall's husband was to leave for St. Joseph today.

Louisa Hass
Mrs. Louisa HASS, 78, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Dick nursing home in Talma after a serious illness of three weeks. Death came from a heart attack. Mrs. Hass, who resided at 914 Howard street, Fort Wayne, had been confined to the nursing home for the past three years.
She was born in Fort Wayne Aug. 23, 1878.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude HILL, Chicago; three sons, Eugene HILLIE, Logansport; Arthur and Paul HILLIE, both of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body was removed to the McComb funeral home in Fort Wayne. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Roger Allen Brown
Roger Allen BROWN, four-day-old son of Herbert and Geraldine (SWIHART) BROWN, Akron, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in a Michigan City hospital.
Survivors, in addition to the parents, are the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Vesta SWIHART, Akron, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bud McCLOUD, LaPorte.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Mentone cemetery with the Rev. Harold CONRAD, pastor of the Akron Church of God, officiating.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Sheetz funeral home, in Akron.

Friday, November 16, 1956

Mattie W. Krieghbaum
Mrs. Mattie W. KRIEGHBAUM, 60, died this morning at 4:20 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for the past four weeks. She had been ill since August.
Mrs. Krieghbaum, prominent resident of Lake Manitou, lived at the "Timbarlawn" cottage on Country Club drive. A resident of Rochester for the past 35 years, she came here from Leiters Ford, where she was born on Aug. 19, 1896. She was the daughter of C.M. and Mary Nevada JOHNSON WALTERS.
Mrs. Krieghbaum was married May 31, 1916, at North Manchester to Charles F. KRIEGHBAUM, who preceded her in death Jan. 22, 1950. Mr. Krieghbaum for many years was associated in the movie theatre business here.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Marietta) PRUETT, Lafayette, and two grandchildren, Lynda and Krieg [PRUETT], Lafayette.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Sunday at the First Presbyterian church here with the Rev. Donald DECKER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The casket will not be opened at the church.

Jerry Scott
Jerry SCOTT, 57, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of seven months. Death was caused by carcinoma. Mr. Scott, who resided seven miles west of Mentone, had been in the hospital the past three months.
A lifelong resident of the Mentone community, he was born in Marshall county on Nov. 2, 1899, the son of George and Anna EAGLEBARGER SCOTT. He was married Feb. 12, 1927, in Warsaw to Edna BRADBURY, who survives. Mr. Scott was a tool and die maker, employed at the Midwest Spring factory in Mentone.
Other survivors are a son, Richard (SCOTT), at home; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia RICHARDSON, Rochester, and Miss Betty SCOTT, at home; five brothers, John, Ben, Walter and Ed [SCOTT], all of Bourbon, Elmer [SCOTT], Mishawaka; four sisters, Mrs. Clara STEEL, Kokomo, Mrs. Susie HUGGINS, Hannah, Mrs. Nellie SWARM, Etna Green, and Mrs. Sadie STECKLEY, Bourbon, and four grandsons. One daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. EST at the Johns funeral home in Mentone. The Rev. Ray RICHIE of the Walnut Creek Church of Brethren near Tippecanoe will officiate and burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery northwest of Mentone. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Saturday, November 17, 1956

Nettie Lavina Bealer
Mrs. Nettie Lavina BEALER, 61, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday at her home, 430 East 18th street, Rocester, after an illness of three years.
She came here three years ago from Huntington and was born Aug. 21, 1895, in Huntington county to John Allen and Tilitha Elizabeth BURNSWORTH RINEARSON. She was married four times, firt to Cyril FINK, next to William HARDACRE, then to Christopher RUGGLES and finally to Harrison BEALER.
Surviving are her father, John RINEARSON, Huntington; four sons, William HARDACRE, Marion; Lamoine and Edward HARDACRE, both of Huntington, and Wayne HARDACRE, Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. John (Evelyn) FLYNN and Mrs. Harley (Josephine) McCLAIN, Both of Rochester; Mrs. Steve (Imogene) SHEDLOCK, Logansport; Mrs Richard (Joyce) DENTON, Huntington; two stepdaughters; one stepson; four brothers, Homer RINEARSON, South Bend; Elmer RINEARSON, Ohio; Ora RINEARSON, Fort Wayne, and Walter RINEARSON, Muncie; and one half-sister, Mrs. Frank (Mae) BITZEL, New Holland, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Henry TERRY of the Rochester Nazarene church officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. The body will rest at the funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, November 19, 1956

Pearl McCarter
Pearl McCARTER, 73, Logansport, died Sunday night of coronary thrombosis 36 hours after being stricken in her home.
Miss McCarter was born Dec. 6, 1882, in Liberty township, Fulton county, to Edgar and Mary E. QUICK McCARTER. She was never married. She had lived in Logansport for the past three years.
Survivors include, a sister, Mrs. Daisy WASHINGTON, Macy; two brothers, Alvah [McCARTER], of Macy, and Harry [McCARTER], of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Frank [McCARTER], preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Donald ABBEY officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery near Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home chapel after 6 p.m. today.

Delbert Murphy
Delbert [E.] MURPHY, 78, Logansport, formerly of Argos, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vernon CEIG, in Logansport at 4 a.m. Monday.
Born in Fulton county on July 10, 1878, [to Luther and Diana MURPHY, he] was married on Dec. 23, 1899 to [Lynne D. KESLER], who died on Aug. 2, 1955.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Media Baptist church in Logansport.
Survivors are the daughter; a son, Devon MURPHY, Marion; a granddaughter and a half-sister, Mrs. Curtis GABLE, Warsaw.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.

Herman Goheen
Herman GOHEEN, 69, who lived for many years on R.R. 1, Argos, died in the Miller Nursing Home in Rochester at 9 p.m. Sunday.
Born in Kosciusko county on April 16, 1887, he was the son of John and Rachel (ROGERS) GOHEEN. In 1927 he married Mary BODEY, who died in 1941.
Survivors are three step-daughters, Mrs. Herman ALDERFER and Mrs. Allen TRUMP, both of Argos, and Mrs. Leonard LOWE, Covington.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Umbaugh funeral home. Burial will be in the Parks cemetery in Bourbon.

Flo Eiler
Mrs. Flo EILER, 80, of the Beaver Dam community, died this morning at 10:25 o'clock in the Woodlawn hospital of complications following an illness of several months.
Mrs. Eiler was born March 4, 1876, in Wells county to George and Margaret MARKS and her marriage was to Sam EILER who died in 1933. She was a member of the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Paul CUMBERLAND, Beaver Dam; a step-daughter, Mrs. Charles FLENAR, North Manchester; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and a niece, Mrs. Della D. Ella CARTER, Montpelier.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock CST with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON, of Claypool officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery north of Akron.
Fiends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 20, 1956

Onel Sickmiller
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Onel SICKMILLER, 50, who died Tuesday in a Plymouth hospital. The Rev. John HUBBELL will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Mr. Sickmiller, who had been ill for the past three weeks, resided on R.R. 2, Argos. He had lived all his life in Marshall county and was a farmer.
He was born to Augustine and Adaline HEETER SICKMILLER on Nov. 22, 1899, and his marriage was to Mary OLER on June 30, 1920, in Plymouth. She survives.
Mr. Sickmiller was a member of the Moose Lodge at Plymouth and of the Argos chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America.
Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Naomi AUGUSTINE, Bourbon; Mrs. Rachael GORALEZYK, South Bend; and Mrs. Juanita JACOBSON, Culver; two brothers, Leo [SICKMILLER], Plymouth, and Marvin [SICKMILLER], Argos; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Anna Austin
Funeral services were conducted at Forman, North Dakota, on Nov. 14, for Mrs. Anna AUSTIN, mother of Mrs. Florence SINNAMON, Rochester.
Mrs. Austin died in an Oaks, North Dakota hospital on Nov. 11, after suffering a stroke seven days earlier.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Grace HOLMES, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Marjorie JENTZ, Gwinner, North Dakota; thirteen grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren. Her husband and two sons preceded her in death.

Wednesday, November 21, 1956

Peter Campbell
Peter CAMPBELL, 83, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted only 5 1/2 hours previously. Mr. Campbell, who resided at 402 Jay street, had been in failing health the past year.
He was born in Belfast, Ireland, Nov. 25, 1872, the son of John and Mary Ann GARRITTY CAMPBELL. A resident of the Rochester community the past 55 years, he came here from Claypool. Mr. Campbell was married to Grace MILLER, who preceded him in death Oct. 28, 1949.
Retired in recent years, Mr. Campbell was known to countless Rochester school students through his 22 years' service as janitor at Whitmer gymnasium. He later served in the same capacity at Woodlawn hospital. He was a member of the St. Paul's E.U.B. church of Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Lois) OVERMYER and Mrs. Arthur (Laura) SHEETS, both of Rochester; and one son, Edward CAMPBELL, Rochester; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ross COOK of St. Paul's E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ernest F. Vedder
Final rites for Ernest F. VEDDER, 54, who died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Fulton, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.
The Rev. D. O. KRUGER will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.
Vedder had lived almost his entire lifetime in the Fulton vicinity after being born in Logansport on Feb. 24, 1902 to Gustav and Anna (SCHOENRADT) VEDDER. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church in Rochester.
In September, 1923, he was married to the former Clara FRITZ, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Carl [VEDDER], Fort Wayne, and Gene [VEDDER] R.R. 6, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Helen CALVIN and Mrs. Phyllis SUTTON, both of Kewanna; three grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Anna VEDDER, South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy ROGERS, South Bend. A daughter, Evelyn [VEDDER], preceded him in death.

Emma I. Enyart
Funeral services for Emma I. ENYART, 92, Fulton, who died this morning in the Rochester Nursing Home, will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. Donald ABBEY officiating. Burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery.
Mrs. Enyart, who was born Jan. 2, 1864, to Henry and Leah WEAVER HOWER in Cass county, spent most of her life in the Fulton community. Her marriage on Oct. 6, 1883, in Rochester, was to Nathan A. ENYART who died in 1943.
Mrs. Enyart, who was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church, is also survived by two sons, Ben, Claypool, and Earl [ENYART], Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Flossie BAILEY, Fulton, and Mrs. Olive CAREY, Plymouth; two brothers, Joe HOWER, Fulton, and Sam HOWER, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Ida DOWNS, Rochester; thirty-one grandchildren and sixty-seven great-grandchildren. A daughter and two sons preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton after noon on Thursday.

Thursday, November 22, 1956

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 23, 1956

Charles A. Willard
Charles Alfred WILLARD, 81, 1522 Wallace street, a life-long resident of Rochester who ws born here on April 17, 1875, died at his home at 12:45 a.m. today after an illness of two and one-half years.
He was the son of Joshua and Elizabeth WILLARD and was a well-driver by occupation. He was a member of the Eagles lodge and Fathers' Auxilary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In 1896, Willard was married in Michigan to Bertha CARTER, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, William [WILLARD], Minneapolis; Daniel and Joshua [WILLARD], Rochester; fifteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Seven brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Della A. Deck
Mrs. Della Ann DECK, 74, Stockdale, who lived nearly all her life in the Akron and Roann vicinities, died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital after a serious illness of four days.
Born on Dec. 27, 1881, near Akron, to Monroe and Amanda (WHITTENBERGER) MORRIS, she was married in 1905 in Akron to James DECK, who died in 1952. She was a member of the Roann Methodist church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Addison KROM, Stockdale; four grandsons; two granddaughters; seven brothers, Chester MORRIS and Roy "Jack" MORRIS, both of Akron; James MORRIS, Argos; Joe MORRIS, Roann; Walter MORRIS, Lakeville; Fred MORRIS, Indianapolis, and Robert MORRIS, Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Lulu CONNER, Akron; Mrs. Own MALADY, South Bend, and Mrs. Clifford TILLETT, Michigan City. Two daughters preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. CST Sunday in the Roann Methodist church, with church pastor, the Rev. E. COPLEN, officiating.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 1 p.m. Saturday to the residence where friends may call until 1 p.m. Sunday, when the body will be taken to the church.

Howard Craft
Howard CRAFT, 53, R.R. 1, Roann, who shot himself on his farm Saturday while corraling a hog, died at 2:14 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
Craft's left leg was amputated at the knee Monday night in an effort to halt infection that had set in during the three hours between the accident and the time he reached the hospital.
According to reports, Craft's shotgun discharged when he hit a pig with it. He laid on the ground for about two hours before being found by his wife. It was about three hours between the accident and the time he reached the hospital, reports indicated.

John Nims
John NIMS, 20, Winamac, was killed instantly Thursday night in a head-on collision between his car and a truck near Hoopeston, Ill. He was the nephew of Mrs. C. E. GILGER, of Lake Manitou.
In an Indianapolis hospital with a brain concussion and eye injury is Nims' sister, Mrs. Marilyn ALEXANDER, also of Winamac. Other passengers in the car were Maxine FAWLIKE, Knox, hospitalized at Danville, Ill., and Mrs. Alexander's husband, not seriously hurt.

Saturday, November 24, 1956

John S. Downey
John Solomon DOWNEY, 69, 604 1/2 Main street, died of pneumonia in Woodlawn hospital at 1 o'clock this morning, about four months after moving here from Rochester, Minn.
A laborer by occupation, Downey was born on Sept. 18, 1887 in Huntington county to John and Mary DOWNEY.
Survivors are two brothers, Bennett [DOWNEY], Oakland, Calif., and George [DOWNEY], Monticello Road; three sistrs, Mrs. Goldie BUMBARGER and Mrs. Zona KLINE, both of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday morning.

Pauline Wain
Final rites for Mrs. George [Pauline] WAIN, Oberlin, Ohio, the former Pauline DEAMER of Rochester, were conducted Nov. 13, in her hometown. Mrs. Wain, who had several relatives in Rochester, died Nov. 11 of a heart attack.
Mrs. Wain was born in Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur DEAMER. She was married to George WAIN, who survives.

Monday, November 26, 1956

Brian D. Schnitz and
Bruce E. Schnitz
Graveside rites for Brian D. SCHNITZ, infant son of James and Maxine (PARDUE) SCHNITZ, 320 Madison street, who died at 5 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, were conducted this afternoon at the Citizens cemetery in Rochester.
The Rev. Lloyd POWELL, of the Rochester Church of God, officiated.
The infant was preceded in death by his twin brother, Bruce E. [SCHNITZ], who was stillborn in Woodlawn hospital at 1 p.m. Saturday. Graveside services for Bruce were conducted Sunday afternoon.
Survivors of the infants, besides the parents, are a sister, Kathrine [SCHNITZ]; four brothrs, James, Stephen, David and Jeffery [SCHNITZ]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. O. PARDUE, Anderson; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. SCHNITZ, Huntington.
The bodies of the deceased were taken to the cemetery from the Foster funeral home.

Forest Daniels
Final rites for Forest DANIELS, 57, retired farmer of Macy, who died at 8 a.m. Saturday in Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Drake-Flowers chapel in Peru.
Elder Edward A. SCHMIDT will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery.
A member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, Daniels was born Oct. 7, 1899 to Frank and Amanda (MOORE) DANIELS.
Survivors are two brothers, Frank [DANIELS]. Fort Wayne, and Earl [DANIELS], Orleans, Ind. Two sisters preceded him in death.

Tuesday, November 27, 1956

John Shobe
Notice has been received here of the death in Los Angeles, Cal., of John SHOBE, former Rochester resident. Mr. Shobe is the father of Mrs. Cloyce MILLER, R.R. 3, Rochester.
He is also the brother of J. H. (Herb) SHOBE, 1127 Jefferson street and Hattie PENNINGTON, Rochester, is a niece of the deceased former resident.
Burial will be in Los Angeles Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 28, 1956

[no obits]

Thursday, November 29, 1956

Antoinette B. Behringer
Mrs. Antoinette B. BEHRINGER, 77, a native of Germany and an accomplished musician who once appeared on the concert stage in this country, died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. J. HALSTEAD, 608 Fulton avenue.
Mrs. Behringer, whose home was at 502 West Mill street, Bloomington, Ill., had been living with her daughter for the past three months.
She was born in Munich, German, Jan. 22, 1879, and came to the United States at the age of 20. Adept at both the cello and piano she was a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Munich.
Mrs. Behringer lived in Rochester from 1938 until 1951, when she moved to Illinois, and while here conducted kindergarten classes. She moved to Rochester from Chicago.
Her husband was Dr. S. Hamilton BEHRINGER, who preceded her in death in 1923, and she was the daughter of Oscar and Barbara RALLA BIENENFELD. She was a member of the Park Methodist church in Bloomington, Ill.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie HALSTEAD, Rochester, and Mrs. Arthur O. (Beatrice) KATH, Bloomington, Ill.; and one granddaughter, Barbara HALSTEAD, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Grace Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, November 30, 1956 to Saturday, December 1, 1956

[no obits]

Monday, December 3, 1956

John C. Cripe
John Clayton CRIPE, 72, a Rochester resident of 15 years before moving to Lakeville a month ago, died in his home at 10 a.m. Sunday after being ill for a month with a diabetic condition.
Cripe was born in Harbor Springs, Mich., on June 8, 1884, and on Nov. 6, 1906, was married to the former Bessie INEBNIT in Goshen.
He was former grocery man and meat cutter.
Survivors are the widow at home; a son, Clayton [CRIPE], R.R. 5, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Berdine (Margareet) GILBERT, Lakeville, and Mrs. Verna KISTLER, Leiters Ford; a brother, Harvey [CRIPE], Middlebury, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Vera ULLMAN, Walkerton, and Mrs. Emma CULP, Burbank, Calif.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildrens.
Services will be at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday in the Yoder funeral home in Goshen with the Rev. Robert BLUE of Elkhart, officiating. Burial will be in the West Side cemetery, Goshen.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Maurice Murtha
Maurice "Bid" MURTHA, 75, retired auctioneer who was well known in Fulton county, died at 6:05 a.m. Sunday in St. Joseph's hospital at Logansport after a long illness.
Born Sept. 15, 1881, at Kewanna, he was the son of John and Julia FERGUSON MURTHA. Mr. Murtha for many years served as auctioneer at public and private auctions throughout Fulton county.
Surviving are the widow, Dessie [MURTHA], and a son, Lester [MURTHA], Logansport; two brothers, Joseph [MURTHA], Stockton, Cal., and George [MURTHA], Kewanna; a sister, Mary MURTHA, Kewanna; one step-granddaughter and two step-great-granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kroeger chapel in Logansport with the Rev. John NEIS officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery.

Tuesday, December 4, 1956

Alva Hall
Alva HALL, 83, who resided on U.S. 31 one-fourth mile south of Argos, died at his home at 12:30 a.m. Today, three days after returning from two weeks treatment at a Bluffton hospital. He had been in ill health for the last two months.
Born on July 6, 1873 in Walnut township, Marshall county, to Chester and Adaline (McFARLAND) HALL, he lived for 28 years in Nebraska and the rest of his life in Marshall county.
On Jan. 25, 1894, he was married to Olive WALTZ, who survives.
A retired farmer and carpenter, Hall was a member of the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church.
Survivors, besides the widow are four brothers, Orville [HALL], Tippecanoe; Everett [HALL], Bourbon; Andrew [HALL], Mentone and John [HALL], South Bend.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church with the church pastor, the Rev. Wayne TIPPEY, officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery northeast of Argos.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until noon Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the services.

Lucetta Runkle
Lucetta PONTIUS RUNKLE, 78, Peru, sister of Rollin PONTIUS of 428 West Fourth street, died at about 10 p.m. Monday in a Peru nursing home.
Born in Miami county on May 3, 1878, she was first married to Enos DAY in 1897. After his death, she was married to Alfred RUNKLE at Macy, who died in August, 1954.
Survivors, besides her brother, are a son, Harold DAY, Buffalo, Wyo.; a sister, Mrs. C. J. ANDREWS, Glendale, Cal., and several other relatives.
She was a member of the Seven Day Adventist church in Peru.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. E. M. TYSON officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home until 11 a.m. on Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p.m. until time for services.

Ida Mae Brugh
Mrs. Ida Mae BRUGH, 77, a resident of Leiters Ford for 50 years, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two years.
Born July 20, 1879 in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Jefferson and Mary BOWERSOX. She moved to Leiters Ford from Grand Rapids, Mich.
In 1909, she was married to Earl REED and later to Eli BRUGH, who died in 1952.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Alvah SNIDER, Grand Rapids; a step-son, Earl REED, Grand Rapids; a brother, Roy BOWERSOX, R.R. 4, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Martha POORMAN, Rochester.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster chapel in Rochester with the Rev. L. E. POWELL, of the Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home.

Wednesday, December 5, 1956

James W. Tyson
Peru, Ind. -- A 45-year-old Denver farmer, James Wilmont TYSON, was found dead Tuesday beneath his tractor at the bottom of a 20-foot embankment near State Road 16 about 15 miles northeast of Peru. Investigating officers placed the time of Tyson's death at about 9:30 a.m.and listed a crushed chest and fractured skull as the cause of death.
A native of Cass county, he was born Feb. 15, 1911 to Frank and Clara HAMMAN TYSON. He spent most of his life in Miami county.
Survivors include five brothers, Cecil, Wabash; Byron, Wabash, Harold, Peru, and Clifford and Raymond [TYSON], both of Denver; a sister, Rachel [TYSON], of Fort Wayne.
Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann and burial will be in the Chili cemetery.

John O. Calvin
Funeral services for John O. CALVIN, 67, lifelong resident of the Kewanna community, will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.
Mr. Calvin was born Feb. 24, 1889, in Fulton county to Vincent and Melissa TONER CALVIN. He died Tuesday morning at Woodlawn hospital.
Survivors are two brothers, Arthur [CALVIN], South Bend, and Frank [CALVIN], Kewanna; two sisters, Bertha and Edna [CALVIN], both of Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews.

Hugh Clupper
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Eddingfield mortuary in Wabash for Hugh CLUPPER, 69, who died at 8 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital here after a three-week illness from a heart ailment.
Bon in Wabash on Aug. 30, 1887, he had resided in Brown county for 15 years but since last winter had lived with his son, Ralph CLUPPER, 630 West Sixth street. He was married March 13, 1913, to Marie SUTTON, who survives.
Also surviving are another son, Cecil [CLUPPER], Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Louise) MOON, South Bend; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Burial was made in the Falls cemetery in Wabash.

Thursday, December 6, 1956

Cora Morrow
Final rites for Mrs. Cora MORROW, 77, of near Twelve Mile, who was well known in the Fulton community, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bethlehem Methodist church near Twelve Mile. The Rev. Everett NIXON will officiate, assisted by the Rev. August LINDQUIST. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery.
Mrs. Morrow died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport. She had been ill for about two years.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton until 1 p.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before the services.

Friday, December 7, 1956 to Saturday, December 8, 1956

[no obits]

Monday, December 10, 1956

Minnie L. Smith
Mrs. Minnie L. SMITH, 78, a resident of Rochester for the last 10 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Genevieve) KUGLER, 1005 Jackson boulevard, at 2:25 p.m. Sunday after an illness of two and one-half years.
Born on April 10, 1878, in West Sonora, Ohio, Mrs. Smith lived at Bruce Lake before moving to Rochester. Her parents were Lee and Cordelia WERTZ.
On June 21, 1897, she was married in Kokomo to Marsh (CQ) SMITH, who died in 1949.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Trinity E.U.B. church in Rochester and of the W.S.W.S. and Ladies Bible class of that church.
Survivors, besides the daughter, are a son, Victor [SMITH], 426 Jefferson street; a granddaughter, Miss Carol SMITH, Wabash, several nieces and nephews. A daughter, brother and sister preceded Mrs. Smith in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity E.U.B. church, with the Rev. F. I. WILLMERT, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Amboy I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until 11 a.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the services.

Frank A. Ketzer
Frank A. KETZER, 80, a lifelong resident of the Monterey community, died Sunday morning in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three weeks.
Mr. Ketzer, a retired farmer, was born April 27, 1876, and on Nov. 21, 1899, was married to Mary KELLER who preceded him in death. He was a member of the St. Anthony church in Montrey.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles DILTS and Mrs. Anthony ZEHNER, both of Monterey, and Gerald KETZER, a son, of South Bend.
Services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Anthony church with the Rev. Charles RENACKLUS officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ann cemetery at Monterey. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Kennedy funeral home.

Claude Williams
Sisters-in-law, Mrs. Boyd HENDERSON and Mrs. Bessie VOORHEES, both of Rochester, have been informed of the death of Claude WILLIAMS, South Bend, Sunday morning. He died of a heart attack.
Mr. Williams was married to the former Ethel BALDWIN, formerly of Rochester, who preceded him in death last February.
Services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hollis funeral home in South Bend. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Memorial Park cemetery.

Tuesday, December 11, 1956

Emerson L. Haines
Emerson L. HAINES, 69, R.R. 2, Argos, died at his home at 4 p.m. Monday after an illness of 10 months. He had lived in the same house all his life except for one year while it was being remodeled.
Born on May 7, 1887, in the home in which he died, Haines was the son of John L. and Sarah Jane (BOGGS) HAINES. On Aug. 5, 1911, he was married in South Bend to Grace WISELEY who survives. He had been a farmer all his life.
Survivors, besides the widow at home, are a daughter, Mrs. Helen DARR, South Bend; two sons, Emerson Otis [HAINES], Plymouth, and Jokn L. [HAINES], Tyner; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ethel STALEY, R.R. 2, Argos.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, with the Rev. Edward BOASE, of the Argos Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home . Haines requested before his death that flowers be omitted.

William Fishback
William FISHBACK, 88, brother of Edward FISHBACK, R.R. 1, Rochester, died of cancer at 10 p.m. Monday in the Porter Memorial hospital at Valparaiso. The deceased had been a resident of Chesterton for the last 30 years.
The deceased and his wife would have observed their 68th wedding anniversary this year.

O. W. Hoke
Funeral services were held Saturday for O. W. HOKE, 78, former resident of this city, who died at his home at 146 East First street, San Diego, Cal.
His wife, the former Gail BURCH of Rochester, survives.

Wednesday, December 12, 1956

[no obits]

Thursday, December 13, 1956

Harrison Wallace
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral chapel at Winamac for Harrison WALLACE, 64, a farmer who resided near Winamac, who died of a heart attack Tuesday.
Mr. Wallace had gone hunting in the afternoon and when he did not return on schedule, a search was instituted for him. His body was found about 8 p.m. in a field. Death apparently was instantaneous.
A retired railroad employee with the Chesapeake and Ohio road, he is survived by his wife, the former May BURKETT; two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Betty) HUNTER, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Esther) CASBEN, Elkhart, and four sons, Theodore and James [WALLACE], Star City; Leonard [WALLACE], Mishawaka; and William [WALLACE], at home.
Burial will be in the Monterey cemetery.

Elmer Pennington
Elmer PENNINGTON, 68, died at 12:45 a.m. today at his home on the east side of Lake Manitou. Death was caused by lymphosarcoma. He had been in failing health the past five years and was seriously ill the last six weeks.
Born June 22, 1888, in Swayzee, Ind., to Joseph and Cynthia McMAHAN PENNINGTON, he had lived at Lake Manitou the past 25 years, coming here from Fort Wayne. He was married in Rochester June 24, 1931, to Hattie SHOBE, who survives.
Mr. Pennington, a traveling salesman by occupation, was a member of the First Friends church of Fairmount.
Also surviving are a son, E. Louis PENNINGTON of Rensselaer, and a daughter, Mrs. Velma BIRDSALL of Phoenixville, Pa., both by a former marriage; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Esta NEFF, Bluffton, Mrs. Esther MILLER, Marion; Mrs. Ethel MARTIN, Punta Gorda, Fla.; and two brothers, Elbert [PENNINGTON], Datona Beach, Fla., and Elzie [PENNINGTON], Corpus Christi, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Friday, December 14, 1956

William A. McMahan
William A. McMAHAN, 71, a native of Rochester, died at 3 a.m. today at his home in Santa Monica, Cal.; after an illness of two years.
Born May 17, 1885, in Fulton County, he was the son of John and Rebecca GOSS McMAHAN. One of 12 children--seven boys and five girls--he is survived by three brothers, Otto and Hugh McMAHAN of Rochester; Tom McMAHAN, California, and one sister, Jessie McMAHAN, California.
Mr. McMahan taught school for a brief period in Miami county and was in the road construction business here until moving to California 30 years ago. He was associated in the furniture bsiness in California.
He was married first the Bernice WAGONER, who preceded him in death in 1918. His second marriage was to Mildred McKINLEY, Decatur, Ill., who survives.
Also surviving are four children, Mrs. Catherine NORRIS and Richard McMAHAN, both residing in California; and Linda and William [McMAHAN], both at home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but burial is to be made in Forest Lawn cemetery, Los Angeles.

Ella Latshaw
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella LATSHAW, 95, Kewanna, who died at Woodlawn hospital Thursday evening at 6 o'clock, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Latshaw was the widow of David LATSHAW, who expired in October, 1933. Several nieces and nephews survive.

Mary C. Heishman
Mrs. Mary C. HEISHMAN, 46, 100 North Ohio street, a resident of Rochester for the last 11 years, died of carcenoma at her home at 2 a.m. today after an illness of three months.
Born in Louisville, Ohio on Oct. 1, 1910, she was the daughter of Irvin and Georgia TAYLOR. On Aug. 21, 1937, she was married to Howard HEISHMAN in New Albany, Ind.
Mrs. Heishman moved to Rochester from Louisville, where she had been a member of the Fourth and Broadway Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband; a son, Howard Lee [HEISHMAN], 13; her parents in Louisville; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Stella) SCHULTZ, of Louisville; a brother, George TAYLOR, New Albany, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the W. G. Hardy funeral home in Louisville with the Rev. Robert ESTES officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen cemetery in Louisville.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home in Rochester after 7 p.m. today. The body will be taken to the Hardy funeral home Saturday morning where friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Ruth Barr
Ruth BARR, 61, died at Woodlawn hospital this morning at 5 o'clock following a two-week illness. Miss Barr, a registerd nurse who resided in Talma, had been a hospital patient since Dec. 3.
She was born April 26, 1895, at Talma to Burr and Elizabeth KESSLER BARR. She had resided in the Talma community her entire life except for 20 years, when she was employed in Hammond. She was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving are a brother, Fred BARR, Talma; two sisters, the Rev. Mrs. Elmer (Elma) JONES, East Chicago, and Mrs. Olaf (Blanche) FLESLAND, Oitkin, Minn., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothes funeral home with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY of the Talma Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight.

Saturday, December 15, 1956

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Monday, December 17, 1956

Chester R. Vance
Chester R. VANCE, 73, Akron, died suddenly of a heart attack at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. William LYTLE, also of Akron.
Vance ws born April 27, 1883 in Argos, the son of Elias and Artimesia (SCOTT) VANCE. He was married in Argos in 1911 to Retta BARTLOW, who died in 1942.
The deceased worked in a saw mill in Argos before moving to Akron two years ago.
Several nieces and nephews survive in addition to Mrs. Lytle.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home in Akron.

Jennie Bridegroom
Mrs. Jennie BRIDEGROOM, 84, Leiters Ford, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, died at 3 p.m. Sunday after an illness of six months.
The daughter of Harry and Isabelle LOUGH, Mrs. Bridegroom was born in Fulton county on Aug. 11, 1872 and had lived in Leiters Ford since 1894. In 1893 she was married to Thomas J. BRIDEGROOM, who died in 1942.
A former school teacher, Mrs. Bridegroom was a member of the Leiters Ford Christian church and the D.A.R.
Survivors are three sons, Paul [BRIDEGROOM], Leiters Ford, Dr. Hugh [BRIDEGROOM], Kennelworth, Ill., and Bernard [BRIDEGROOM] of California; a sister, Mrs. Harvey NEEL, Detroit, and a brother, [Reid] LOUGH, Rochester. A brother and sister preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Leiters Ford Christian church with the Rev. Louis HASKELL officiating. Burial will be in the [Moon] cemetery near Leiters Ford.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home in Rochester after 7 o'clock this evening.

Tuesday, December 18, 1956

Ollie Flory
Mrs. Ollie FLORY, 77, who had lived in the Argos vicinity all her life, died of a heart ailment at 4 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after an illness of six months. She had been in the hospital for the last three months.
Mrs. Flory was living in Plymouth with a daugher, Mrs. Clarence (Bonnie) SHAFFER, when she became ill.
She had been living with her children since the death of her husband, Henry [FLORY], in 1927. They were married on March 8, 1889.
Mrs. Flory was born on Aug. 1, 1879, southeast of Argos, to Asa and Sarah (MECHLING) FORSYTHE.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. SHAFFER; Mrs. Ruby BAILEY, Three Oaks, Mich., and Mrs. Mabel KLINGERMAN, Bourbon; a son, Harold D. FLORY, Gary; two sisters, Mrs. Annie WHISMAN and Mrs. Grace ZENTZ, both of Argos; two brothers, George FORSYTHE, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Newton FORSYTHE, Fort Wayne; thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A son, Roscoe [FLORY], preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Roy RICHEY, of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery southeast of Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Reid Lough
Reid LOUGH, 77, died this morning at 8 o'clock at the Fulton County Home, where he had resided for the past two years. Ill several weeks, his death was caused by a heart ailment.
A former Rochester barber, he had lived in the Rochester and Plymouth communities his entire life. Born July 25, 1879, at Bruce Lake, he was the son of Harry and Isabelle LOUGH. Mr. Lough never married.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Harvey NEELY, Detroit, and numerous nieces and nephews. Another sister, Mrs. Jennie BRIDEGROOM, Leiters Ford, preceded him in death only two days ago.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Louis HASKELL of the Leiters Ford Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the [Moon] cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 p.m; today at the funeral home.

Jessie Turner
Mrs. Jessie TURNER, 63, a Fulton county native, died Monday in Memorial hospital, Logansport. She was the widow of Ralph C. TURNER.
Born Oct. 26, 1893 to John A. and Myrtle CHALK TATMAN, she was a member of the Fort Wayne Unity church.
Surviving are her mother, three brothers, Leslie [TATMAN], Port Recovery, O., Rome C. [TATMAN], Richmond, and Raymond [TATMAN], Royal Center; a sister, Mrs. Verna FALL, Grass Creek. A brother, Clarence [TATMAN], preceded her in death.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Wednesday, December 19, 1956

Clara Romig
Mrs. Clara ROMIG, 71, prominent resident of the Argos vicinity who lived on R.R. 3, died suddenly of a heart attack at noon Tuesday in her home. She had been ill for only a few minutes.
An active club woman, Mrs. Romig was a member of the Argos Methodist church, the W.S.C.S. of that church, the Argos Monday Club, the Greene Township Home Economics Club and was a trustee of the Marshall County Federated Clubs.
Mrs. Romig was born on Sept. 8, 1885, in the Twin Lakes community of Marshall county to Daniel and Julia GROSSMAN. On June 26, 1909, she was married to John C. ROMIG, who survives.
Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Florence FISHBURN, Argos; Mrs. Mary RICHEY, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Avis HALL, Santa Monica, Cal.; three brothers, Otto and Ira GROSSMAN, both of Argos, and Ray GROSSMAN, Elkhart and several nieces and nephews. A son, Robert [ROMIG], precededher in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Edward BOASE of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Interment will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, December 20, 1956 to Friday, December 21, 1956

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Saturday, December 22, 1956

Gladys F. Bussert
Final rites for Mrs. Gladys Faye (KALE) BUSSERT, 45, 210 East Fifth street, will be at 1:30 Sunday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Claude YOUNG, of the Grace Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery two and one-half miles north of Rochester.
Mrs. Bussert died at 1:15 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital after being seriously ill for six months.
She was born on Jan. 24, 1911, in Richland township to Alva and Harriet (WALTERS) KALE. On March 10, 1935, she was married in Knox to William BUSSERT, who survives. A lifelong resident of this community, Mrs. Bussert was a member of The Rebekah lodge.
Other survivors are three brothers, Walter [KALE], 1329 College avenue, Charles [KALE], South Bend, and Paul [KALE], East Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Dolly MILLER, Mrs. Mary JOHNSON, Mrs. Mildred THOMPSON and Mrs. Mable LONG, all of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents and three sisters preceded her in death.

Esther R. Stingely
A Fulton woman was killed and her husband, a son and a Logansport man were injured Friday afternoon in a two-car crash on U.S. 24 east of Logansport.
Dead is Mrs. Esther R. STINGELY, 49, R.R. 6, Rochester, with a skull fractre and the injured are Verl E. STINGELY, 56, fractures of the left leg and knee and cuts and bruixes; John STINGELY, 9, possible skull fracture; and Henry WOLF, 49, of Logansport, head and spine injuries and broken left arm
Mrs. Stingely was driving a 1948 sedan and Wolf a Mercedes-Benz sports car. Wolf's vehicle spun on a curve about eight miles east of Logansport and skidded into the path of the east-bound Stingely car.
The impact hurled Wolf through thr rear window of his car and the Stingely family was trapped in the wreckage of their vehicle.
The four persons were rushed to the St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport where Mrs. Stingely died 15 minutes after arrival. The other three are listed as serious, but not critical.
Airman Dennis BUSS, of Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul Ill., who was following the Stingely car, told authorities that Mrs. Stingely was driving about 40 or 45 miles per hour at the time of the accident. He said he couldn't judge the speed of the sports car.
The airman said the "sports car spun right up in front of his car ahead of me (the Stingely car) and was struck in the right front and both cars stopped about on the spot of impact."
Mrs. Stingely was born in St. Joseph county on March 19, 1907, to Charles and Elma JONES RICHTER. The family have lived near Fulton for the past several years.
Survivors, besides the husband and son, are a daughter, Ruth [STINGELY]; a brother, Ernest RICHTER, R.R. 6, Rochester; and a half-brother, Elton RICHTER, South Bend.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday aftrnoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Ditmire funeral home of Fulton in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Sunday.

Monday, December 24, 1956

Jennie Feidner
Final rites for Mrs. Jennie FEIDNER, 80, Kewanna, were conducted at the Kewanna Christian church this afternoon with the Rev. Kenneth LUCKEY officiating. Burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mrs. Feidner, the widow of John FEIDNER, died in a Wabash hospital early Saturday morning. She had been a patient there for several weeks.
On Aug. 5, 1876, Mrs. Feidner ws born in Cass county to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas BACKUS. She was a member of the Christian church in Kewanna.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Blanche HENDRY, Wbash, and Miss Gladys FEIDNER, at home; a son, Odin [FEIDNER], R.R. 4, Logansport; eight grandchildren; eleven great-granchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ida MAUDLIN, Logansport.
The body was taken from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna to the church to lie in state one hour before the services.

Mrs. S. H. Thomas
Rochester friends today learned of the death of Mrs. S. H. [Susie WALLACE] THOMAS, which occurred at her home, 4720 North College avenue, Indianapolis at 6:30 a.m. today. She had been in failing health for the past few years.
Former residents of Lake Manitou, the Thomases came to Rochester from Chicago. They built and resided in the large brick home on the southeast shore of the headwarters of Lake Manitou.
Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Methodist church. Her maiden name was Susie WALLACE.
Surviving are her husbnd, Indianapolis; four daughters, Mrs. Janice CORRELL, Detroit; Mrs. Virginia BIRSFIELD, Indianapolis; Mrs. Kathryn HOW, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Betty BULTER, Cleveland, O. She also is survived by twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m Thursday at the Flanner and Buchanan funeral home, North Broadway, Indianapolis. Burial will be in an Indianapolis cemetery.

Tuesday, December 25, 1956

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Wednesday, December 26, 1956

Carrie M. Overmyer
Mrs. Carrie M. OVERMYER, 214 West Fifth street, died suddenly at 9 a.m. today in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Don S. CADOT, in Lakewood, Ohio. She had been visiting her daughter for the last few weeks.

Thursday, December 27, 1956

Carrie M. Overmyer
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie M. OVERMYER, 81, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturay at the Foster funeral home in Rochester with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Mrs. Overmyer, 214 West Fourth street, died Wednesday morning at the Lakewood, O., home of her daughter, Mrs. Bernice KING CADOT. She had been ill for the past six months.
She was born July 23, 1875, in Fulton county to James and Julia CALHOUN GIBBONS. Her marriage on June 22, 1904, was to Harvey OVERMYER who died n 1948.
Survivors inclde four daughters, Mrs. CADOT; Thelma OVERMYER, Lakewood, O.; Mrs. Esther GERHART, Cincinnati, O., and Mary OVERMYER, Logansport; also five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Five brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Fred Lewis
Fred LEWIS, 70, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died suddenly at 9 a.m. Wednesday at his home.
Mr. Lewis, born July 1, 1886, in Iowa, to Joseph and Lillie WHITE LEWIS, moved to Kewanna three years ago from Pulaski county where he had spent most of his life.
Survivors are his wife, Minnie [LEWIS]; two sons, Joseph [LEWIS], Winamac, and Albert [LEWIS], Danville, Ind.; five daughters, Mrs. Betty STREU, Logansport; Mrs. Donna CHIDALEK, Knox; Mrs. Emily MORAN, Marion; Mrs. Ruth LEVERETT, Indianapolis, and Mary LEWIS, Los Angeles; seven grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac. The Rev. George H. WRIGHT, of the Kewanna Methodist church, and the Rev. John Paul JONES, of the Winamac Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery at Winamac.

Friday, December 28, 1956

Ida E. Elston
Final rites for Mrs. Ida E. ELSTON, 76, Kewanna, who died Thursday at Carneal hospital in Winamac after a long illness, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harison funeral home.
The Rev. George WRIGHT will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Elston, widow of Clyde ELSTON who operated a drug store in Kewanna, was born on Oct. 29, 1880 in Star City to Runion and Harriett (HOWARD) COMPTON. She belonged to the Kewanna Methodist church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Harriett STOUDT, Kewanna, and Mrs. Ruth OVERMYER, Logansport; seven grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Bertha ROUCH, Winamac, and a half-brother, Guy COMPTON, Topeka, Kan.

Leonard Kirk
Leonard KIRK, 84, a retired farmer who lived five miles northwest of Fulton, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Miller nursing home after an illness of two weeks.
Kirk was born on Dec. 8, 1872, in Fulton county to Samuel and Delitha (BLACK) KIRK. On Nov. 17, 1906, he was married to Emma WARFIELD,who died on Nov. 5, 1951.
He was a membr of the Lucerne Christian church.
Survivors are a son, Sam [KIRK], R.R. 2, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Blanche PERKINS, Logansport, and Mrs. Goldie SMITH, R.R. 2, Kewanna; a brother, Ben [KIRK], Royal Center; two half-brothers, Russell HENDERSON, Monticello, and Henry HENDERSON, Florida; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fletchers Lake Methodist church, with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial willbe in the Fletchers Lake cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Saturday, December 29, 1956

Alton Tucker
The body of one of the three persons killed Thursday in the crash of a converted two-engine bomber near New Castle, Pa., has been identified as Alton TUCKER, 47, a native of near Mentone.
The plane, piloted by Tucker and belonging to the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co., was on a test flight when it went down in flames on a farm near the Ohio border. The others killed were Witt TILLOTSON, Toledo, the co-pilot, and Al GRAVELLE, a mechanic.
The bodies of Tucker and one of the other victims were found near the plane wreckage, but that of the third is still missing.
Tucker leaves his wife, Katherine [TUCKER], and a son, Tommy [TUCKER], who is married and works at Gary. The parents of the victim are Mr. and Mrs. Ivan TUCKER, who live near Mentone.

Monday, December 31, 1956

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