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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

OBITUARIES

 

1957

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1957

Wednesday, January 2, 1957

Bessie Dull
Clarence GRAFFIS, R.R. 2, Rochester, has received word of the death Monday night in Whittier, Cal., of his sister, Mrs. Bessie (GRAFFIS) DULL, 63, who had been ill for several years.
Mrs. Dull ws born on June 28, 1893, near Fulton to Levi and Addie (MOORE) GRAFFIS.
Survivors, besides thebrother, are a son, Robert B. DULL, Whittier; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy HOWARD, Detroit, and three grandchildren.
Services will be held in Whittier.

Myrtle B. Smith
Mrs. Myrtle B. SMITH, 78, Nyona Lake, died at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital after being ill several years with cancer. She had lived in the Macy vicinity for the last 35 years.
Mrs. Smith was born on Dec. 25, 1878, in Gilead to Quimby and Emma LOWE. On May 13, 1918, she was married to Ira SMITH, who survives. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Other survivors are a son, Newell C. DAY, Davenport, Ia.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. D. A. CRAWFORD, Peru; two brothers, Gurney LOWE, Peru, and Clarence LOWE, New Waverly; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Jack PAVEY of Macy officiating. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery.
Relatives have asked that flowers be omitted.

Thursday, January 3, 1957

Ida C. Utter
Mrs. Ida C. UTTER, 62, of near Athens, died this morning at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one year.
Mrs. Utter was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church, the Sunshine Circle and the Homemakers Quest club. She had lived all her life in Fulton county.
Born April 9, 1894, to Charles F. and Ellen Barbara BEEHLER, near Rochester, she was married to Frank UTTER in 1918.
Survivors include the husband; a foster daughter, Mrs. Harold SMITH, Mishawaka; three brothers, Alva BEEHLER, Kewanna; Earl and Lee BEEHLER, both of Logansport; a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. A brother and sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Athens E.U.B. church with the Rev. Lawrence WHITE officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until the time of services.

Ethel F. Rans
Final rites were conducted this afternoon at the Kewanna Baptist church for Mrs. Ethel Faye RANS, 62, Kewanna, a life-long resident of Fulton county who died at Woodlawn hospital Monday afternoon following a long illness.
A native of Grass Creek, Mrs. Rans was the widow of Roy RANS. She was born on Jan. 18, 1894, to Ezra and Ida (REED) ROUCH. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Survivors are five daughters, Ethel STITT and Lorene WOOD, Valparaiso; Helen HOOD and Virginia AGNEW, Kewanna, and Lois BELL, Arlington, Va.; eight sons, Larry and Delbert, RANS, Jr., Kewanna; Harold [RANS], Richmond; Hubert [RANS], Crown Point; Raymond [RANS], Valparaiso; Joe [RANS], Fulton; Paul [RANS], Griffith A.F.B. at Rome, N.Y., and Lowell McGUIRE A.F.B. in New Jersey; two brothers, Earl and Lloyd ROUCH, Rochester; two sisters, Gail NICOLL, Logansport, and Orpha FRY, Winamac, and twenty-nine grandchildren.
The Rev. Robert BELL officiated at the services and burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body was removed to the church from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Etta Vance
Funeral services were held today at Spruce Pine, N.C., for Mrs. Etta VANCE, who died suddenly at Nashville, Tenn., following an operation.
Mrs. Vance, of Chicago, was the mother of Glen VANCE, also Chicago. The latter is well-known here, owning farms in Newcastle township, and his mother had visited in Rochester occasionally.

Kathleen Lubbe
Mrs. Kathleen LUBBE, 75, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three weeks.
A Rochester resident for the last five years, Mrs. Lubbe moved here from Huntington, W. Va. She was born on Nov. 12, 1881, in Anderson, to James and Margaret (BEVARD) McNAMARA.
On June 7, 1904 she was married in Ohio to John LUBBE, who died in 1930. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Moose in Chicago.
Survivors are a brother, Frank McNAMARA, R.R. 3, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. E. J. KINDER, Portsmouth, O.; a nephew and an aunt.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Foster funeral home in Rochester. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, January 4, 1957

Almeda Moon
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday for Mrs. Almeda MOON, 80, widow of William MOON, at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church with the Rev. L. K. McKINLEY and the Rev. PELLETT officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
She was born on Aug. 23, 1876, near Leiters Ford, to Phillip and Naomi HIZER ANDERSON. She was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving is a half-sister, Mrs. Myrtle ENYEART, Kewanna.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.

Kathlene Lubbe
Final rites for Mrs. Kathlene LUBBE, 75, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Wednesday evening at Woodlawn hospital, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home.
The Rev. L. E. POWELL will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
A Rochester resident for the last five years, Mrs. Lubbe died after an illness of three weeks.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

W. Robert House
W. Robert HOUSE, 46, a former Rochester resident, died of multiple sclerosis Wednesday night in Hines hospital in Chicago.
Among the survivors are two sons, Raymond and William [HOUSE]; his former wife, Mrs. Marjorie HOUSE, all of R.R. 1, Rocheter, and an uncle, Ronald KLINE, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Final rites will be at the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Marilyn Coleman
Services for Mrs. Donald (Marilyn) COLEMAN, 25, Mentone leukemia victim, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Mentone Methodist church, with the Rev. David GOSSER officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
Mrs. Coleman, who had spent all her life in Mentone, died at 7:24 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three months.
Her death came two weeks after ham radio operators in northern Indiana and relatives and friends had fulfilled her wish for a watermelon.
Mrs. Coleman was the daughter of Dearl and Olive (SMALLEY) TUCKER, of Mentone, and was married to Donald COLEMAN on Oct. 26,1951, in Mentone. She was a 1949 graduate of Mentone high school.
Surviving, besides her husband and parents, are two children, Pam [COLEMAN], 3, and Kim [COLEMAN], 4; a sister, Mrs. Marita BOGGS, of near Palestine; a brother, Terry [TUCKER], at home; and a grandmother, Mrs. Otis DICK, of near Mentone.
Friends may call at the Johns funeral home.

Saturday, January 5, 1957

Otto Carlson
Otto CARLSON, 73, who stayed at the Arlington hotel in Rochester, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning at the Miller Nursing Home. He had been seriously ill for the past three days, entering the nursing home Dec. 12 of last year.
Carlson was born in December of 1884 in Sweden, coming to this country in 1908 at the age of 24. He and his brother, Carl [CARLSON], who preceded him in death two years ago, had lived on a farm on the Tippecanoe River near Leiters for for the past 26 years, with Mr. Carlson moving to the Arlington hotel after his brother's death.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Anna OHLANDER, who lives in Anclviken, Sweden.
The Rev. Donald DECKER of the Rochester Presbyterian church will officiate at the funeral services at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Tuesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery in Rochester.

Maude E. Crabbs
Mrs. Maude E. CRABBS, a patient at the Rochester Nursing Home since Sept. 28, 1956, died at 4 o'clock this morning. She had been bedfast since breaking a hip on March 2, 1956, and was a patient at Woodlawn hospital until being taken to the nursing home.
Mrs. Crabbs was a native of Tiffin, O., where she was born on Nov. 16, 1876, to David and Rose (MILLER) EGELKRAUT.
On Sept. 15, 1898, she was married in Tiffin to Lawrence E. CRABBS, who died on Dec. 28, 1935. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church and the Monday Club in Rochester. She previously lived with her daughter, Mrs. Emerson DOWNS, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. C'Dale MILLER, 314 West 11th street, and Mrs. DOWNS; a son, Lester [CRABBS], 228 West Fifth street; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG, of the Grace Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, January 7, 1957

Theresa Greenwalt
Mrs. Theresa GREENWALT, 78, a native of Hungary, died at 9 a.m. today at the Dick Nursing Home in Talma after an illness of nine months. She resided on R.R. 1, Rochester.
She was born Aug. 19, 1878, in Karlsdorf, Hungary, and was married there to John RITTINGER. After his death, she later was married to Ben GREENWALT in Fon du lac, Wis. She had resided in this community the past three years coming from Fon du lac.
Surviving are a son, Nicholas RITTINGER, Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Frances FRITZ, R.R. 1, Rochester; a half-sister, Margaret TRAINER, Chicago; eight grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home here and will be removed to the Bachmann funeral home in Riverdale, Ill., Tuesday at noon.

William Goss
William GOSS, 96, a native of Rochester, died at 3:34 p.m. Sunday at his home in Bartow, Fla., after an illness of two years.
Born in Rochester on May 23, 1860, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian GOSS. He left here in 1906 to reside in Florida. His wife was the former Dora PYLE, and aunt of Charles and Donald PYLE of this city.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mabel GILES, Haines City, Fla.; a son, Robert [GOSS], Albany, N.Y.; a naphew, Obie GOSS, Plymouth; three nieces, Mrs. Otis HUNTER, Greensburg, and Mrs. Grace APT and Mrs. Minnie IRVINE, both of Rochester; eight grandchildren and several other nieces and nephew.
The body will arrive here via Erie railroad at 8 p.m. Wednesday and friends may call at the Foster funeral home until 10 a.m. Thursday, when graveside rites will be held at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Joseph Kleinhenz
Joseph KLEINHENZ, 74, Argos carpenter, died at 6:30 a.m. today at his home in Argos, 515 North Michigan street, following a three-year illness.
Born Aug. 23, 1882, at Lebanon, he had lived in the Argos community for the past 14 years. Prior to that he had resided in South Bend and Plymouth.
He was married first to Nora COLE, who died in 1938, and in 1943 he was married in Argos to Carrie HOBBS, who survives.
Also surviving are two brothers, John, Arkansas, and Peter [KLEIHENZ], Lima, O., and one sister, Mrs. Lodmilla SCHULTZ, Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wdnesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Orville SCHULTZ of the Burr Oak Church of God officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.

Phoncian Groves
Phoncian "Pete" GROVES, about 65, Wabash, who formerly lived at Lake Manitou and in Akron, died at 4 p.m. Sunday in a Wabash hospital after being ill with cancer for about six months.
Among the survivors are his widow, Ellie [GROVES]; two sons, Rex [GROVES], of Lake Manitou, and Francis [GROVES], Hammond, and two daughters, Pauline [GROVES], Wabash, and Rose Alice [GROVES], Phoenix, Ariz.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Wier funeral home in Wabash.

Max W. McHenry
Anderson, Ind. (INS) -- Max W. McHENRY, 43, of Laketon, died today in St. John's hospital at Anderson following a one-car accident.
State Troopers said McHenry's car went out of control on a curve in Ind. 32, one-half mile northwest of Pendleton and turned over twice.

Tuesday, January 8, 1957

Laura A. Dysert
Mrs. Laura A. DYSERT, 90, formerly of Rochester, died early this morning of a stroke of paralysis at the Harding sanitarium, Woolington, O.
Mrs. Dysert had been ill for the last four years and was taken to the sanitarium about three years ago.
A member of the Rochester Grace Methodist church, the Order of the Eastern Star here and the Rochester Woman's Club, Mrs. Dysert was the widow of Joseph F. DYSERT, who was a Rochester businessman for many years before his death here in 1936.
The Dyserts came to Rochester in 1907 from Celina, O. Mr. Dysert purchased The Racket, men's clothing store, that year and operated it as owner and partner until his death. Charles PYLE, present owner of the store, joined Dysert in the business in 1911.
Mr. Dysert served on the Rochester City Council and was active in local civic affairs during his residence here. Mrs. Dysert for a number of years resided at 118 West Eighth street.
The Dysert Fund, which was set up by Mr. Dysert, still is being used to help pay for the community's annual Christmas decorations.
Mrs. Dysert was born on May 9, 1866 in Wilshire [Willshire, Ohio?[. A brother and two sisters are among the survivors.
The body is at the Ketchem funeral home in Rockford, O. Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in that city.

James O. Smith
Shortly after returning to his home at 529 Clayton street after ice fishing at Lake Manitou Monday evening, James Omer SMITH, 52, died suddenly of a heart attack. The time of death was 6:45 o'clock.
An employee of the Main Street Tavern and Restaurant, Smith had lived here for the last 20 years after moving from Macy.
Smith was born in Miami county on Jan. 2, 1904, to Albert and Ollie (KINGERY) SMITH. He was married to Evelyn YOUNG in Ft. Wayne on Feb. 18, 1928, and was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are the widow at home; a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Mary Louise) CLARK, R.R. 2, Rochester; four sons, Albert "Bud" [SMITH], Ft. Wayne; James and Thomas [SMITH], both at Indiana University in Bloomington, and Donald J. [SMITH], at home, and two grandchildren.
Also, six sisters, Mrs. Edith CUMBERLAND, Rochester; Mrs. Sarah CHAPIN, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Lola COLLINS, Mrs. Gertrude STAHL and Mrs. Luce SEE, all of Macy, and Mrs. Bertha UTTER, Athens; two brothers, Charles [SMITH], R.R. 2, Rochester, and Harold [SMITH], Ft. Wayne, and several nieces and nephews.
One brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Foster funeral home in Rochester.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Wednesday, January 9, 1957

Grace E. Beck
Grace E. BECK, 71, died at 6:15 o'clock this morning at the Rochester Nursing Home after a year's illness. She had been a resident of the Fulton community for 20 years. Prior to that she had resided in Akron.
She was born June 6, 1885, near Newton, Ia., to Robert E. and Mary THOMPSON. Her husband was Elmer BECK, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Beck was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church. There are no immediate survivors.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 o'clock in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Donald ABBEY officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Golda Alvarez
Mrs. Golda ALVAREZ, 66, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at her home on R.R. 1, Akron. Death was caused by carcinoma and came after a nine-month illness.
She had resided in the Akron community the past eight years, coming there from Indianapolis.
Mrs. Alvarez was born in Huntington county on Oct. 12, 1890, to Isaiah and Ida HAINDES RUNKLE. She was married in Tampa, Fla., in 1929 to Antonio ALVAREZ, who survives.
A member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church, she belonged to the W.S.C.S. of that church and also taught the adult Bible class. Before moving to Akron, she had been a missionary and social worker in Tampa, New York City and Missouri.
Other survivors are one brother, Edgar RUNKLE, R.R. 1, Akron and two nephews. One sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Pleasant Hill Methodist church with the Rev. Jack PAVEY of the Macy Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, [Athens] six miles southwest of Akron.
The body is to be removed from the Sheetz funeral home to the home of Edgar Runkle, where friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Edward Gamble
Mrs. Edward GAMBLE, 418 West Sixth street, died at about 1 p.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been at the hospital for the last few days. The body was taken to the Foster funeral home, where funeral arrangements are pending.

James Omer Smith
Funeral services for James Omer SMITH, 52, who died Monday evening, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian church, Rochester, with the Rev. James KIMSEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mud Creek cemetery with the Foster funeral home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, January 10, 1957

Mary Zimmerman and
Clarence Russell Zimmerman
Mrs. Mary ZIMMERMAN, 83, R.R. 2, Macy, died at her home Tuesday evening, three hours after her son, Clarence Russell ZIMMERMAN, 57, died at his Denver home.
Both had been in ill health for the past several years.
Mr. Zimmerman was born in Miami county on April 7, 1899, to Allen A. and Mary BUTT ZIMMERMAN. He was married in 1920 to Mildred WELLER, who survives. A son, Ellis [ZIMMERMAN], and a daughter, Mrs. Naomi EGGE, both of Denver; a grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. Dessie KEIM, Deedsville, also survive.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain funeral home, north of Peru, with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial willb e in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
The Mother was born March 2, 1873, in Miami county, to Richard and Margaret BUTT, and she was married in 1895 to Allen ZIMMERMAN. He is among the survivors.
Also surviving are the daughter, Mrs. KEIM; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Vida BERGER, R.R. 2, Macy, and Mrs. Sadie KEIM, of Chili; and a brother, Ira BUTT, Rochester. Three sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Deedsville E.U.B. church with the Rev. Walter MAYER officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery. The McCain funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Arletha Gamble
Final rites for Mrs. Arletha GAMBLE, 39, 418 West Sixth street, who died at Woodlawn hospital at noon Wednesday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Edward BARLOW, Fort Wayne, officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Gamble, a lifelong resident of Rochester, died after an illness of eight months. She was a member of the Reorganized Latter Day Saints church.
On Oct. 15, 1916, Mrs. Gamble was born in Marshall county to Edward and Dora (PONTIUS) WAGONER. She ws married to Edward GAMBLE on Nov. 25, 1939 in Hammond.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Frederick and John [GAMBLE], both at home; her mother; two sisters, Mrs. Marjory KESTER, Athens, and Mrs. Annabelle NUNNERY, Lake City, Ark., and four brothers, Clair PONTIUS, Roann; Ledger [PONTIUS], Rock Falls, Ill., Richard [PONTIUS], Bay City, Mich., and Harry [PONTIUS], R.R. 4, Rochester. Two sons preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Walter Mason
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for William Walter MASON, 77, who had conducted an abstract business in Rochester for 25 years. Mr. Mason, who resided at 920 Pontiac street, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Dec. 9.
Death was caused by carcinoma of the lungs and came after an 18-month illness, which had become serious last March.
Born March 29, 1879, in Liking county, O., Mr. Mason moved to the Mt. Olive community in Fulton county in 1901 and had resided in Rochester the past 44 years. He came here from Vermillion county, Ill.
His parents were James T. and Lavina MORRISON MASON and he was married June 29, 1929, in South Bend to Grace S. STINGLY, who survives.
Mr. Mason entered the abstract business with his father-in-law, the late Peter J. STINGLY, in 1931. He continued the business after Mr. Stingly's death until last June, when it was sold to George DEAMER of Rochester. The firm had its inception by Mr. Stingly in 1895.
Mr. Mason was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. E. E. (Minnie) CRAWFORD, Danville, Ill; Mrs. Olive DAVIS, Collison, Ill.; and Mrs. John (Mabel) TYRRELL, Rochester; one brother, Henry MASON, Danville, Ill., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Methodist church will officiate at the last rites and burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Friday, January 11, 1957

Tura Merritt
Mrs. Tura MERRITT, 76, who had lived for the last 36 years on R.R. 1, Roann, died suddenly of a heart attack while she was being taken to a South Bend hospital Thursday morning.
Mrs. Merritt was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Daisy WOLF, when she suffered the attack. Death came at 7:30 o'clock.
Born in Wabash county on Oct. 25, 1883, Mrs. Merritt was the daughter of Henry and Melinda (KESLING) KERCHER. Her husband, Horace MERRITT, died in 1949.
Mrs. Merritt was a member of the Brethren Enterprise church, near Gilead, and of the W.S.C.S. She moved to the Roann community from Peru.
Surviving are the daughter; a grandson in Chicago, and a brother, Martin KERCHER, Lafayette. A daughter preceded her in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Ralph HUFFMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, January 12, 1957

Albert Braman
Albert BRAMAN, 77, 607 Clayton street, died this morning in the Rochester Nursing Home of pneumonia. He had been in ill health for the past two years and seriously ill for the past four weeks.
Mr. Braman was born in Arkansas on May 16,1879, to John and Jennetta BURTON BRAMAN and came to Fulton when still a child. He was married to Emma DURBIN in Rochester on Aug. 6, 1898. He was a cabinet maker and upholsterer by trade.
Survivors include the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Irene COUGHLIN, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Mildred COLLINS, Decaur, Ind.; a son, Layman BRAMAN, Lafayette; a sister, Mrs. Elma SQUIRES, Peru, and a foster sister, Mrs. Florence SINGLETON, Peoria, Ill. A brother preceded him in death.
The body is at the Foster funeral home where funeral arrangements are pending.

Monday, January 14, 1957

Andrew Wilaon
Andrew "Jack" WILSON, 64, 608 Jefferson street, died at 7 o'clock this morning at the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne following a long illness.
Custodian of the Rochester Postiffice for 20 years, he retired from those duties last March 31.
Wilson was born on April 1, 1892, in Hebron to Andrew and Elizabeth WILSON. He moved to Rochester from his birth place in 1918. On Sept. 4, 1920, he was married in Crown Point to Edna GOSS, who survives.
He was a member of the local American Legion post, World War I Barracks 479 and the Rochester I.O.O.F.
Surviving, besides the widow, are a daugher, Mrs. Wayne (Jean) DAULTON, 955 East Ninth street; a son, Dick [WILSON], Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Jack, Candy and Jill DAULTON, all of Rochester; a brother, Amos WILSON, Washington, D.C., and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and his parents preceded him in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Donald DECKER, of the Rochester Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with full American Legion rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Ruth Richardson
Mrs. Ruth (TRACY) RICHARDSON, 66, Peoria, Ill., wife of Dr. E. M. RICHARDSON, both of whom formerly lived in Rochester, died at her home at 6:20 a.m. today following an illness of about one year.
Mr. and Mrs. Richardson were married on Oct. 6, 1915 in Rochester and moved from the city to Peoria five years later.
Mrs. Richardson was born in Macy on May 10, 1890, to Frank and Elmanda (POWELL) TRACY. She was a member of the Peoria Methodist church.
Surviving, in addition to the husband, are a daughter, Maryanna Ruth VEHR, Pontiac, Ill.; two sons, Kline T. [RICHARDSON], Evansville, and Dr. Deane E. [RICHARDSON], Los Angeles; six grandchildren and a sister, Miss Flavilla TRACY, South Bend.
Two services will be conducted. The first will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Clugsten Memorial Home, Peoria, with the Rev. Harvey BONINE officiating. The second will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grace Methodist church here with the Rev. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Methodist church here after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Paul Richard
Paul RICHARD, 64, father of Edward RICHARD, 402 West Eighth street, Rochester, died about 11 a.m. Saturday at his home in West Warwick, R.I. Death came from a heart attack and followed a short illness.
Mr. Richard had been employed by the city transit system in Providence, R.I., for the past 30 years. Surviving are the wife and one other son, Arthur [RICHARD], West Warwick. Funeral services will be held Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward RICHARD left Saturday at attend the last rites.

Clarence L. Morris
Clarence L. MORRIS, 48, of Beaver Dam Lake, died suddenly of a coronary occlusion at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in his home.
Born on July 31, 1908, in Montpelier, he was the son of Robert and Stella (LENNON) MORRIS. He had lived at Beaver Dam Lake for the last 11 years, moving there from Marion.
On June 23, 1928, he was married in Marion to Josephine SHARRON, who survives. He was a carpenter by trade.
Other survivors are a brother, Henry D. [MORRIS], Beaver Dam Lake; a sister, Mrs. Mable PARKS, and a stepson, Virgil SHARRON, both of Marion
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz fneral 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.

Albert Braman
Final rites were conducted this afternoon at the Foster funeral home for Albert BRAMAN, 77, 607 Clayton street, who died Saturday morning in the Rochester Nursing Home of pneumonia.
The Rev. F. L. WILLMERT, of the Trinity E.U.B. church officiated and burial was in the Citizens cemetery.
Braman had been in ill health for two years and seriously ill for four weeks prior to his death.
Survivors not mentioned earlier are six granddaughters and nine great-grandchildren.

Frank Korby
Frank KORBY, 79, died Saturday of a heart attack at his home in Kokomo.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charles JONES, Jr., Rochester; a son, Edgar [KORBY], Kokomo; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's church in Kokomo.

Tuesday, January 15, 1957

Martha Williams
Final rites for Mrs. Martha GASKINS WILLIAMS, 62, who maintained homes at R.R. 1, Rochester, and in Indianapolis, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Conkle West 16th street funeral home, Indianapolis.
Mrs. Williams, a cost clerk in Indianapolis for 13 years, died Sunday in her Indianapolis home.
For the last two years, Mrs. Williams and her husband, Wilber E. WILLIAMS, lived during the summer months on their farm at the south edge of Lake Manitou and during the six preceding years they lived at the farm year 'round.
Mrs. Williams was born in Monroe county and was a member of the Riverside Methodist church and the North Park Order of Eastern Star, both in Indianapolis.
Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy LOLLAR, Cincillati; a son Robert E. [WILLIAMS], Ft. Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Maude HOBSEN, Speedway, and six grandchildren.

Wednesday, January 16, 1957

Vernon L. Haldeman
Vernon L. HALDEMAN, 74, died at 6:30 a.m. today at his home in Akron following a short illness. Death was caused by a heart attack.
Born Feb. 27, 1882, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Henry and Sarah LEININGER HALDEMAN. He resided all his life in the Akron community and was married March 20, 1920, to Ada KAMP, who preceded him in deth in 1954.
Mr. Haldeman, a retired farmer, was a member of the Modern Woodmen Lodge.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mary STERLING and Mrs. Loa MORRIS, both of Akron, and Mrs. Edna HUNTER, Fort Wayne; one brother, Lloyd HALDEMAN, Akron, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Akron.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until the hour of the services.

Thursday, January 17, 1957

John Kestle
John Loyd KESTLE, 71, Kewanna, died at 3 o'clock this morning in Woodlawn hospital after being taken suddenly ill. The cause of death is undetrmined. He had lived in the Kewanna community most of his life.
Kestle, a retired farmer, was born in Pulaski county on Jan. 7, 1886 to Joseph and Sarah (CROWDER) KESTLE. He was married in Hersher, Ill., to Inez FARLEY and was a member of the Pulaski Presbyterian church.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Burl [E.] (Dona L.) EBER, Rochester, rural route, and two grandchildren, Lary and Lora EBER. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kewanna Methodist church with the Rev. George WRIGHT officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 2 p.m. Friday. The body lies at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna now.

Friday, January 18, 1957

Charles E. Bacon
Charles E. BACON, 76, native of Rochester and architect of the Rochester high school building, died at his Indianapolis home Wednesday after a week's illness.
Born in Rochester, he opened his own architect office in Indianapolis in 1909 and maintained it until 1935. Besides drawing the plans for the RHS building in 1911, he also was responsible for numerous Indianapolis buildings, including the Third Christian church. He served as Indianapolis building commissioner for 10 years until retiring in 1953.
He began his career at Peru as a foreman for a building contracting firm before going to Indianapolis in 1903.
Surviving are three sons; two brothers; a sister; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild, none from this community. Funeral rites will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Dorsey funeral home on East New York street. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery in Indianapolis.

James T. Cover
James T. COVER, 68, who lived two miles south of Macy, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at the Indiana Pythian Home in Lafayette after an illness of six months. He had been at the home for the last three years.
Mr. Cover was born on July 14, 1870, near Macy to Alfred and Louise (CLYFORD) COVER. He was married to Saloma Jane BEEDS, who died on Jan. 28, 1946. Cover was a farmer and a member of the Macy Christian church.
Several nieces and nephews survive.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Macy Christian church, with the Rev. I. T. ROGERS officiating. Burial will be in the Deedsville cemetery.
The body will lie in state one hour at the church. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Fieldon Carden
Mrs. Estella LOCKHART, R.R. 4, Rochester, has received word of the death of the husband of her cousin, Mrs. Bertha (ZOOK) CARDEN in Detroit, Mich.
The husband, Fieldon CARDEN, died suddenly last week and was buried in his birthplace, Manchester, Tenn., last Monday.
Mrs. Carden was born near Leiters Ford and also is the cousin of Clarence POFFENBARGER, Rochester.
In addition to his widow, Mr. Carden left four children, Robert, Fieldon, Jr., Linda [CARDEN], and Mrs. Don CRAMPTON, all of Detroit.

Saturday, January 19, 1957

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Monday, January 21, 1957

Carrie M. Thommen
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Fulton E.U.B. church for Carrie M. THOMMEN, 78, who died at the Miller Nursing Home in Rochester at 7:45 a.m. Sunday after a three-week illness.
The Rev. Donald ABBEY will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Fulton. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to services.
Mrs. Thommen was born May 12, 1878, in Fulton county to Rudolph and Nellie PLANTZ BUCHLER. She was married to Fred THOMMEN March 4, 1899. He preceded her in death Nov. 15, 1919.
She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church and had resided in Fulton for over 50 years.
Surviving are a son, Lucius T. THOMMEN, 604 Fulton street, Logansport; a daughter, Mrs. Bernice STOOKEY, Peru; three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Martha SHIVELEY, Osceola.

Ralph N. Day
Ralph Newton DAY, 27, a Disko native and former Akron community resident, died Saturday morning in Chicago from a gunshot wound of an unreported nature.
Day was born July 6, 1929, at Disko, to Howard and Ruth GILLAND DAY, and his marriage on Sept. 17, 1953, was to Mona GULLETT in Indianapolis. He was a welder by trade and moved to Chicago 10 months ago from Indianapolis.
Survivors include the widow; two daughters, Christine and Theresa [DAY]; a son, Larry [DAY]; the mother and father, Roann; six sixters, Mrs. Elda HUDSON, Roann; Mrs. Darla EADS, Laketon; and Esta, Phyllis, Peggy and Lolitta [DAY], all at home; three brothers, Bill and Sonny [DAY], both of Roann, and Gene [DAY], North Manchester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ralph DAY, Akron; the maternal grandfather, the Rev. Newton GILLAND, Idaville, Ind. A son and two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 1 p.m. CST Tuesday with the Rev. Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery.

Omer T. Calvin
Burial of Omer T. CALVIN, Greenfield, a former resident of near Argos, will take place at 10:30 p.m. [sic] Tuesday at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Calvin died at his home Saturday of a heart attack.
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in Greenfield.
Calvin leaves his widow, three daughters, a son and several grandchildren.

Tuesday, January 22, 1957

Ralph N. Day
Ralph DAY, 27, a Disko native and formerly of Akron died Saturday of gunshot wounds sustained in a Chicgo tavern argument.
Chicago police are questioning Nathan TREGER, 56, Chicago, manager of a cocktail lounge on Chicago's northside, where the shooting took place, in connection with Day's death.
Day, a welder, resided in Akron until 1953 at which time he moved to Indianapolis. He had lived in Chicago for the past 10 months. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard DAY, reside on R.R. 1, Roann.
Day died in Grant hospital after surgeons removed a bullet from his head. Treger is accused of killing Day during a quarrel and scuffle in the cocktail lounge last Thursday night.
Funeral services for Day were conducted this afternoon at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. Burial was in the Silver Creek cemetery.

Wednesday, January 23, 1957

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Thursday, January 24, 1957

Sherman Swick
Sherman SWICK, 64, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw of a heart ailment after an illness of one week.
A lifelong rsident of Akron, he was born there on June 3, 1892, to Lois and Maggie (WEISSE) SWICK. On July 18, 1913, he was married in Akron to Viola YOUNG, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Claude [SWICK], Burket, Dean [SWICK], Thies River Falls, Minn., and Lowell [SWICK], Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Lois BOGANWRIGHT, Highland, and Mrs. Delta SEELY, Ft. Wayne; twenty-two grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Percy [SWICK], Akron. Three children preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Akron church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home at 5 p.m. today to the rsidence where friends may call until 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The body will then be taken to the church to lie in state until the services.

Mary Elizabeth Cook
Mary Elizabeth COOK, 83, died Wednesday night of a heart ailment in her Green Oak community home. She had been seriously ill for the past 10 days.
Mrs. Cook, a Gold Star Mother, was the last living descendant of a family of 10 children and one of four sets of twins. In each instance the twins were of the opposite sex, the only such occurrance in medical history. Her twin brother, Joe [HIFFLEFINGER], died in Gary in 1949.
Mrs. Cook had lived in Green Oak community since 1910. She was born July 26, 1873, in Logansport to John and Mary MEICHAEL HIFFLEFINGER. Her first marriage was to Winifred Scott McCLURG in 1890 and her second marriage was to William SNYDER, Sr., in 1901. Both preceded her in death. Her third marriage was to Jessie Ray COOK, in 1925. He is among the survivors.
She was a member of the Green Oak Community Club and the Rebekah lodge.
Survivors, besides the husband, are three grandchildren, Samuel BURKETT, Rochester; Mrs. Lola MILLER, Burbank, Cal., and Maynard BURKETT, Chicago; two great-grandchildren, James BURKETT, Rochester, and Roscoe MILLER, Jr., Burbank,Cal; one niece, Emma COTNER, Logansport.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Jessie YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Charles B. Daulton
Charles B. DAULTON, 74, Lake Wawasee, Syracuse, formerly of Rochester, suffered a fatal heart attack at 3 p.m. Wednesday while driving on U.S. 6 about two miles north of Syracuse.
His auto left the road, ran up an embankment and turned on its top.
Mr. Daulton, who lived in Rochester and this vicinity from 1909 to 1931, had been in failing health for several years.
He was born in Danville, Ill., on May 21, 1882, to Joe and Ada (HITCHCOCK) DAULTON. He was first married in 1902 in Rochester to Lucy SHAFFER, who preceded him in death. In 1944, he was married in Fort Wayne to Dora HELM, who also preceded him in death.
Mr. Daulton was a retired farmer and car salesman and was a member of the Roman Catholic church in Fort Wayne.
Surviving are five sons: Ben, Dale, Wayne and Glen [DAULTON], all of Rochester, and Joe [DAULTON], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Goldie SWAIN, South Bend and Mrs. Velma VIGUS, Gardena, Cal., three stepchildren; two sisters; Mrs. William FENSTERMAKER, Anderson, and Mrs. Bessie BROWN, Plymouth; a brother, William [DAULTON], Lancaster, Pa.; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic church in Rochester with Father Claude W. REMAKALUS of St. Ann's church, Monterey, officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after noon Friday. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, January 25, 1957 to Saturday, January 26, 1957

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Monday, January 28, 1957

Infant Reynolds
Brief funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. for the infant daughter of Don and Betty MILLER REYNOLDS, 920 Monroe street, who was stillborn this morning at Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving, besides the parents, are one brother, Dana Eugene [REYNOLDS]; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bloice REYNOLDS and the maternal grandmoher, Mrs. Jake MILLER.
The Rev. Fremont WILLMERT of the Trinity E.U.B. church will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Frank Irvin Morris
Frank Irvin MORRIS, 45, R.R. 2, Silver Lake, who belonged to the Knights of Pythias lodge and the American Legion post in Akron and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Rochester, died at 9:40 a.m. Saturday in the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis.
Morris, who served in the U.S. Army from October, 1942 to March, 1946, including 13 months in the European theater, had been ill for one year.
He was born on June 18, 1911, in Minnesota to Joe and Ella PARKER MORRIS. On Jan. 6, 1950, he was married in South Bend to Mary KELLER, who survives.
A farmer by occuption, Morris lived in the Gilead vicinity until 1951, when he moved to the Silver Lake address.
Surviving besides the widow ar two young children at home, Shelia and Frankie [MORRIS]; three step-sons, George, Don and Larry KELLER, all of Wabash; a step-daughter, Elaine NICCUM, Wabash; five step-grandchildren; his parents, R.R. 1, Roann; a sister, Mrs. John (Marie) KERLIN, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and three brothers, Delson, Merlyn and Alden [MORRIS], all of near Macy.
Services will be at 10 a.m. CST in the Silver Creek church, near Rock Lake, with the Rev. Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the services.

Tuesday, January 29, 1957

Clarence Overmyer
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Groce Methodist church here for Clarence "Pat" OVERMYER, 51, Fulton county highway superintendent, who died suddenly at 2:30 p.m. Monday from a heart attack suffered in a local physician's office.
Mr. Overmyer had been superintendent of the county highway department for the past eight years, having replaced Oscar SCOTT in that post in December, 1948.
A lifelong resident of this community, he was born Dec. 30, 1995, in Fulton county to Ambrose and Nora OVERMYER. He was married May 1, 1926, in Rochester to Edith WALTERS, who survives.
He was a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge, Sand Hill Methodist church and the Manitou post of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Overmyer served one full term, from 1939-42, as trustee of Richland township. While in that office he supervised in 1940 the building of the addition to Richland Center school consisting of a gymnasium and four classrooms. He was reelected as Richland trustee in 1943, but was called to duty with the U.S. Army soon afterward and his wife finished out the term of office.
He served as a military policeman during the North Africa campaign of World War II. Before taking the county highway supervisor's post, Mr. Overmyer had been manager of the Tiosa elevator. At the time of his death he resided on R.R. 5, Rochester, just east of Tiosa.
Also surviving are three brothers, Harry [OVERMYER], Sr., R.R. 3, Rochester; William [OVERMYER], Laketon, and Alpha [OVERMYER[, R.R. 1, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Nellie ANDERSON, 430 West Ninth street, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Howard [OVERMYER], preceded him in death.
The Rev. H. L. ADAMS will officiate at the funeral rites, assisted by the Rev. Russell GOOD. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
The body was removed to the residence this afternoon from the Foster funeral home. Friends may call until noon Thursday. The body also will lie in state at the church one hour before the services.

Byron N. Carpenter
Byron N. CARPENTER, 72, R.R. 1, Bourbon, a lifelong resident of the Bourbon and Argos communities in Marshall county, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday in the Murphy Medical center, Warsaw, after an illness of two weeks. He had been in the hospital one day.
A farmer all his life, Carpenter was born near Argos in Green township on July 5, 1884, to David and Teresa HUTCHINSON CARPENTER. On Dec. 20, 1908, he ws married to Carrie Jane THOMPSON, who died on Feb. 4, 1952.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jessie ROBINSON, Atwood, and Mrs. Mary Evelyn CHAPMAN, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. John ZUMBAUGH, Plymouth; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home inArgos, where final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. J. P. SLAUGHTER, of the Burr Oak E.U.B. church, will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Rose Rice
Mrs. Rose RICE, 82, who resided about seven miles southeast of Argos, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Rice was born in Marshall county on March 1, 1874. She was married to William RICE in 1941. She was a member of the Christian church in Plymouth.
Surviving are the husband; three stepsons, James [RICE], Plymouth; Glen [RICE], Rolling Prairie, and Robert [RICE], Argos, and nine grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren southeast of Argos. The church pastor, the Rev. Ray RICHEY, will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the services.

Suzie Jane Miller
Mrs. Suzie Jane MILLER, 75, a lifelong resident of the Macy and Mt. Zion communities, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday in the Rochester Nursing Home after an illness of three years.
A patient at the nursing home for about two years, Mrs. Miller's home was a mile south of Macy.
Mrs. Miller was born in Miami county on Nov. 3, 1881 to Frederick and Charlotte (ABSHIRE) LONG. On May 17, 1902, she was married to Irvin S. MILLER, who died on May 15, 1953. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel PRATT, Rochester; three sons, Donald [MILLER], Decatur,Ill., Ross [MILLER], Burbank, Cal., and Clark [MILLER], Macy; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Lydia DAINE and Miss Daisy LONG, Peru; Mrs. Lucy ELLIOTT, Kokomo; Mrs. Mary DARRAH and Mrs. Dora FEASTER, Rochester; and two brothers, William [LONG], Kalamazoo, Mich., and Thomas [LONG], Macy.
Final rites will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Macy Christian church with the Rev. I. T. ROGERS officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Wednesday, January 30, 1957

Oliver Perry Bantz
The Rev. Oliver Perry BANZ, 80, died this morning in the Rochester Nursing Home after an illness of seven months. He resided in Chicago.
The Rev. Banta was born May 3, 1876, in Albany, Ind., and had been in the local nursing home for the past seven months. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah BANTZ and is survived by a son, Everett BANTZ, of Evanston, Ill.
Services will be conducted Friday at Albany. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home on Thursday.

Mary Elizabeth Erwin
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth ERWIN, 41, R.R. 1, Star City, a native of Fulton county, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison chapel in Royal Center. The Rev. Russell STRONG will officiate and burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Erwin became Cass county's first traffic fatality of the year Monday evening in the crash of her car and a steel-laden truck on U.S. 35, four miles southwest of Logansport.
State police said that the 1950 sedan of Mrs. Erwin, whose husband, Don [ERWIN], is in St. Joseph hospital in South Bend, following a hernia operation, skidded into the path of the truck on the city highway.
The truck driver, Haywood SMITH, 34, Midlothian, Va., was not hurt.
Mrs. Erwin sustained fractures of the neck skull and left ankle and bruises on her chest and both knees. She died enroute to Memorial hospital, Logansport.
Dr. M. B. STEWART, Cass county coroner, said a public inquest into the fatality will be held at his office Monday morning.
Mrs. Erwin was born in Fulton county on May 23, 1915, to Arthur and Flora Foy St. CLAIR.
Surviving ar the husband; two daughters, Wilma and Betty [ERWIN], at home; four brothers, George, Orin, Edgar and Glen St. CLAIR, all of R.R. 1, Kewanna, and two sisters, Mrs. Doris PERRY, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Nellie HOFFMAN, Monon.
Friends may call at the chapel beginning Thursday afternoon.

Clyde C. Easterday
Clyde C. EASTERDAY, 71, died this morning in Westville, Ind., after an illness of four years. He had made his home in Rochester with a sister, Mrs. Cleve (Ethel) KINDIG on R.R. 3, for the past four yers. His residence was in Ingomar, Mont.
Mr. Easterday was born in Rochester on Oct. 23, 1885, to Alex and Caroline McCARTER EASTERDAY and was married to Fanny FOX in Rochester. She preceded him in death.
A brother, Claude EASTERDAY, Ingomar, is the only other survivor besides the sister.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home with the Rev. Fremont WILLMERT of the Trinity E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Thursday.

Thursday, January 31, 1957

Joseph Vandermark
Final rites for Joseph VANDERMARK, 82, Silver Lake, who had lived the last 27 years in or near Burket, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Burket Methodist church. The Rev. Albert RIDER of Wawaka will officiate and burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.
Vandermark, father of Elgie VANDERMARK, R.R. 5, Rochester, died of cancer at 3:45 p.m. Tesday in the Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw. He had been in failing health for the last year.
He leaves two daughters, two sons, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild in addition to Elgie Vandermark.
Friends may call at the Johns funeral home in Mentone.

William G. Jump
Funeral services for William G. JUMP, 85, Kewanna, who died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Prairie Grove church with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetry with the Harrison funeral home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Jump came to Kewanna several years ago from Milmore, O., and had been ill one week. He was born on Nov. 28, 1872, in Milmore, to Ransom and Sara ASHBY JUMP and was later married to Elizabeth TIMMONS who preceded him in death.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Star City Methodist church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. William BELCHER, R.R. 4, Rochester, and two grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 7 p.m. today.

Ida Mae Hahn
Mrs. Ida Mae HAHN, 91, Peru, mother of Mrs. Walter McELHENY, 1315 Main street, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday in Peru after an illness of nine weeks.
Three other daughters survive Mrs. Hahan, who was a native of Miami county. Four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and sixteen great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru with burial in the Santa Fe cemetery near Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, February 1, 1957

Harry T. Huppert
Harry T. HUPPERT, 42, Akron, died at 4:15 p.m. Thursday of a sudden heart attack while at a Mentone physician's office for an examination. He had complained of not feeling well, but was not thought to be seriously ill.
Huppert had lived in Akron since he was eight years old, moving there from Francesville, where he was born on Dec. 9, 1914 to Chris and Grace OWINGS HUPPERT.
A salesman for the Marberger Supply company of Peru, Huppert was an active member of the Akron community and was a member of the Methodist church, Lions club, chamber of commerce and Masonic lodge there. He was master of the Masonic lodge in 1953.
He also was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge here and of the Elks club in Peru.
Huppert was married in Columbia City on May 27, 1939 to Annabelle WEISS, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Robert [HUPPERT], and a daughter, Beverly Ann [HUPPERT], both at home; a sister, Mrs. James RILEY, Warsaw; two brothers, William [HUPPERT] of Akron and Stanley [HUPPERT] of Cleveland, and the mother Mrs. Grace HUPPERT, Akron.
Final rites will be at 1:30 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 after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, February 2, 1957

Samuel H. Arnold
Final rites for Samuel H. ARNOLD, 82, R.R. 5, Rochester, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster funeral home. The Rev. James KIMSEY will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Arnold, a retired farmer, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital after being ill for one year. He had been seriously ill for the past week.
He was born in Fulton county on Oct. 2, 1874 to Joseph and Etta ARNOLD. He lived his entire life in the county. His wife, Alda [GREGSON], died in November, 1954.
Survivors include two sons, Ralph J. [ARNOLD], of Denver, Colo., and Joseph [ARNOLD], of Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Josie ENTSMINGER, Rochester; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, February 4, 1957

Cordelia Ann Carini
Mrs. Cordelia Ann CARINI, 81, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace BROWN, 119 West 12th street, Rochester, after a three-year illness. Mrs. Carini had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.
Born Sept. 4, 1875, in Indianapolis, she had lived in Rochester the past three years. She was married first on Dec. 25, 1895, to George GARNER. Her second marriage was on Feb. 22, 1944, to Louis Joseph CARINI. Both husbands preceded her in death.
Her parents were Samuel H. and Margaret WILSON and she was a member of the Holy Cross church in Indianapolis.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. BROWN and Mrs. Leona DILLON, Kokomo; two sons, George GARNER, Defiance, O., and Thomas GARNER, Kokomo; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret SUMNEY, Kokomo; Mrs. Kate LESLIE, Monticello, and Mrs. Mary JONES, Indianapolis; two brothers, Sam WILSON, Indiapolis, and Walter WILSON, California; and eleven grandchildren, among them Grace Marie BROWN, Mrs. George BIXLER and Kenneth E. BROWN, all of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, of Denver [officiating]. Burial will be in Salem cemetery, Bluff Creek, Ind. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, February 5, 1957

Mrs. William Hanna
Final rites were scheduled for today for Mrs. William HANNA, Michigan City, a former resident of Rochester, who died over the weekend. Several relatives in this area survive.

Wednesday, February 6, 1957

Charles R. Morrow
Charles Ross MORROW, 79, Twelve Mile, died Tuesday morning of a cerebral hemorrhage after an illness of one year.
A retired farmer, Mr. Morrow was born March 18, 1877, in Bethlehem township, Cass county, to Abner and Margaret TEEL MORROW. His marriage on Dec. 29, 1910, was to Adella SCOTT in Logansport.
He is survived by the widow; two [sic] sons, Kirk [MORROW], Dewayne [MORROW] and Leo [MORROW], Rochester; a grandson, Allen Lee MORROW, now in the Navy; a brother, Ellsworth [MORROW], Peru. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bethlehem Methodist church with the Rev. August LUNDQUIST officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery.
Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, at the Junction of roads 21 and 16, after 1 p.m. Thursday.

George P. Lehn
Word was received here today of the death of George [Paul] LEHN, 69, at 1 o'clock this morning at his home in Binghamton, N.Y. He had been ill for the past seven weeks.
Mr. Lehn is survived by his wife, the former Bernice BRACKETT, Rochester, and one brother, Edward [LEHN], Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Mary BOWEN of Rochester is Mrs. Lehn's sister. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas church in Binghamton.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the St. Joseph's church here with Father FITZGERALD, Kewanna, officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body will arrive via Erie railrod at 2:32 p.m. Thursday and friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 5 p.m. Thursday. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, February 7, 1957

[no obits]

Friday, February 8, 1957

Rita Sue Hudson
Rita Sue HUDSON, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth HUDSON, R.R.2, Rochester, died shortly before noon today in Woodlawn hospital after a short illness.
Death came to the Talma first-grader only hours after her father, object of a frantic search by local law enforcement agencies, Thursday, returned from a trip from Idaho where he had delivered a load of automobiles for a South Bend firm.
Efforts of Rochester city police and the Fulton county sheriff's office, however, failed to locate the girl's father, but he returned to the city Thursday afternoon upon completion of the auto delivery. The family was first reported as being from Bourbon, but it was later learned that the Hudsons reside east of Talma on Rochester R.R. 2.
The Hudson girl was rushed to Woodlawn hospital early Wednesday when she suffered a relapse from measles. Inflamation of the brain resulted from the disease.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Mary Hanna
Mr. and Mrs. Otho JERRALD, R.R. 1, Argos, returned home after attending the funeral for her mother, Mrs. Mary HANNA, 87, formerly of Rochester, in Chenoa, Ill.
Mrs. Hanna, who lived in and near Rochester for many years, died Sunday in a Michigan City hospital. Services were conducted in that city Monday and then in Chenoa Tuesday.
Mrs. Hanna moved to Argos from Rochester and then to Michigan City upon the death of her husband.

Saturday, February 9, 1957

Rita Hudson
Funeral services for Rita HUDSON, six-year-old daughter of Kenneth and Barbara HUDSON, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died of encephalitis (sleeping sickness) Friday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Johns funeral home, Mentone.
The Rev. Henry TERRY, of the Rochester Nazarne church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery, northeast of Mentone. Doctors have advised that only adults attend the services.
The girl died at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital here after being admitted Tuesday following a relapse from the measles.
She was born in Rochester on May 18, 1950. Surviving, besides the parents, are two brothers, at home, Robert and Roger [HUDSON]; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard HUDSON, Etna Green, and the meternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter COOK, R.R.1, Rochester.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. James Mandleco
Mrs. James MANDLECO, 78, who lived with her husband in Rochester for about 25 years, died Friday morning in Roachdale, Ind., where the couple moved years ago.
She leaves a son, four grandchildren and a brother.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Finnville church near Roachdale.

Monday, February 11, 1957

Debra Sue Beatty
Debra Sue BEATTY, seven-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loren BEATTY, R.R. 4, Rochester, died suddenly in Woodlawn hospital at 2 a.m. Sunday. The infant apparently died of strangulation caused by a serious cold.
Debra Sue was born in South Bend on July 10, 1956 to Loren and Flossie EASH BEATTY.
Surviving, besides the parents, are two brothers, Dennis and Stephen [BEATTY], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo EASH, R.R. 4, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Louise UNDERWOOD, Fowler; and two great-grandmothers, Mrs. Rose COX, Akron, and Mrs. John EASH, Rochester.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Tuesday, February 12, 1957

Roy D. Hattery
Roy D. HATTERY, 67, South Bend, brother of Ernest HATTERY, Macy, died at 5 a.m. Monday after being ill one year with a heart condition. He had many cousins and other relatives in Rochester.
A retired employee of the Studebaker-Packard corporation, Mr. Hattery had lived near Macy before moving to South Bend about 30 years ago.
He was born on March 3, 1889, to Edward and Alvina (RIGGS) HATTERY. On July 20, 1910, he was married near Macy to Lucy Belle COLLINS, who survives.
Other survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Mildred) WHEELER, Indianapolis, Mrs. Albert (Frances) MERRAMAN, Dowagiac, Mich., Mrs. Floyd (Margaret) WIKE and Mrs. Dexter (Carmen) EDWARDS, both of South Bend; a son, Luther [HATTERY], South Bend; a brother, Clarence [HATTERY], Denver; two sisters, Josie WALTERS, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Ora NYE, of Arizona; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hayes funeral home at South bend. The Rev. Clyde D. RUSH, of the Maple Grove Methodist church, Lakeville, will officiate. Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery, South Bend.

Wednesday, February 13, 1957

[no obits]

Thursday, February 14, 1957

Maribeth Rentschler
Mrs. Maribeth (MILLS) RENTSCHLER, 18, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 7 o'clock this morning in Woodlawh hospital after a short illness.
Mrs. Rentschler, who attended Reiter and Rochester high school, had lived almost her entire life in the Rochester area.
She was born in Pin Village, Ind., on June 24, 1938 to Wayne E. and Mildren (McCAIN) MILLS. On Aug. 12, 1955, she was married to Ned RENTSCHLER, who is stationed in Germany with the U. S. Army. He was expected to arrive home today.
Other survivors are the parents, Williamsport, Ind.; three brothers, Robert MILLS, Mishawaka, David MILLS, stationed in Japan with the armed forces, and John [MILLS] at home; two sisters, Virginia and Debra [MILLS], at home; and the paternal grandmother, Mary F. MILLS, Peru.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Iris Lambert
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth OVERSTREET, owners of Overstreet's Resort at Lake Manitou, are in Ganado, Texas to attend the funeral of Mrs. Overstreet's mother, Mrs. Ida LAMBERT, who died Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Lambert, 83, had been seriously ill for the last three months. She leaves two daughters and a son. She had visited the Overstreet home several times and had many friends in the Rochester area. The Overstreets live on R.R. 1, Noblesville during the winter months.

Friday, February 15, 1957

Frank McNamara
Frank C. McNAMARA, 75, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital after a serious illness of three days.
He had lived in this city for 12 years, following his retirement from a position with the Sinclair Oil Refining company at Hammond in 1945.
Mr. McNamara was born Feb. 3, 1882, in Carlisle, Ky., to James and Margaret McNAMARA. His wife, Alice [McNAMARA], died in 1939.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Ann ALLEN, Griffith, and Mrs. Gladys YOWELL, Clinton; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Emery KINDER, Portsmouth, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. Several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Lloyd POWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lula Marie Rader
Mrs. Charles (Lula Marie) RADER, 75, 1209 Lake Shore Drive, died at 8 o'clock this morning of heart trouble. She had lived in this community for the last eight years.
Mrs. Rader was born May 10, 1881, in Richland Center to Charles and Rosetta (HALTERMAN) MELVIN. She married in Chicago when she was 20 years old, then returned to this area in 1949.
Last Sunday, Mrs. Rader was married in Rocheser to Charles RADER, father of Ralph RADER, joint representative from Fulton and Pulaski counties to the Indiana General Assembly. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband; two sisters, Mrs. Martha FOOR, Macy, and Mrs. Merl WHITTENBERGER, Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating, assisted by the Rev. James KIMSEY. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home after noon Saturday.

Saturday, February 16, 1957

Clyde Marine
Clyde MARINE, 87, Akron, died at about 9 o'clock this morning in the Rochester Nursing Home after an illness of 2 1/2 years. He had been in the nursing home fotr last 18 months. A retired stock buyer, Mr. Marine was a 50-year member of the Gilead Masonic Lodge and a member of the North Manchester Presbyterian church. He moved fromGilead to Akron about five years ago.
Mr. Marine was born in North Manchester on Sept. 2, 1869 to Henry and Laura Ann (WRIGHT) MARINE. He was marride to Rose E. SMITH on June 12, 1818 [sic] in Peru. Mrs. Marine is a patient at Woodlawn hospital, having broken her hip in a fall about two months ago.
Survivors are the widow, a niece and several cousins.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Glendola McLemore
Mrs. Glendola HEATH McLEMORE, 79, Joliet, Ill., who was born in Rochester, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday in Joliet after an illness of four months.
She had lived in Joliet for the last 20 years and was a member of the First Baptist church in Rochester.
Mrs. McLemore was born on June 26, 1877 to Enoch and Hala (TROUTMAN) MYERS. Her first marriage was to Perry HEATH, who died in 1922. Her second husband, Robert L. McLEMORE, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Curtner M. HEATH, and a grandson, both in Joliet.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL, of the Rochester First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Monday, February 18, 1957

Maribeth Rentschler
Final rites for Mrs. Maribeth (MILLS) RENTSCHLER, 18, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Thursday morning in Woodlawn hospital, were conducted this afternoon at the Fulton Baptist church.
The Rev. R. H. TURNER officiated. Burial was in the Fulton cemetery.
Mrs. Rentschler, who attended Reiter school and Rochester high school, died at 7 a.m. Thursday after a short illness. She had lived almost her entire life in the Rochester and Fulton vicinities.

Walter E. Cumberland
Walter Edgar CUMBERLAND, 70, R.R. 1, Claypool, father of Vernon, Elden and George CUMBERLAND, all of Akron, died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of six months.
A resident of the Claypool vicinity for 31 years, Mr. Cumberland was born in Miami county July 29, 1886, to Thomas W. and Elizabeth (LOWE) CUMBERLAND. He was married to Blanch T. HANSON on March 13, 1907, in Peru.
Mr. Cumberland was a farmer by occupation and a member of the Chili Baptist church.
Survivors, besides the widow at home and the three sons from Akron, are five other sons, Fred [CUMBERLAND], R.R. 1, Claypool; Walter G. [CUMBERLAND], Covina, Cal., Frank [CUMBERLAND], Warsaw; Warren [CUMBERLAND], Bourbon, and Lorin [CUMBERLAND], Claypool; one daughter, Mrs. Eldon (Mary) HORN, Warsaw; sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded him in deth.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON of Claypool officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday.

Fred Hornburg
Friends have learned of the death Sunday of Fred HORNBURG, Dowagiac, Mich., whose wife is the former Mrs. Dorothy MARQUARDT of Rochester. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Dowagiac.

Tuesday, February 19, 1957

Minerva Eversole
Mrs. Noah (Minerva) EVERSOLE, 61, who lived one year in Rochester and spent the rest of her life as a resident of Tippecanoe and that vicinity, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage. She had been ill for one year.
Mrs. Eversole was a member of the Tippecanoe Progress club, the Mentone American Legion Auxiliary and the Bethlehem Baptist church, near Talma.
She was born on March 8, 1895, in Marshall county to William and Pearl (SHAFER) MAHONEY. On Feb. 28, 1928, she was married to Noah EVERSOLE, who died on Feb. 16, 1955. Survivors are the mother, of Tippecanoe; a brother, J. B. MAHONEY, Redlands, Cal., and one nephew. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of the brother.

Wednesday, February 20, 1957

Alfred O. Alspach
Alfred O. ALSPACH, 85, died at 7:20 a.m. today at his home in Plymouth after a 10-month illness. A former resident of Rochester, he had lived in Plymouth the past 12 years.
Mr. Alspach was born Feb. 9, 1872, in Fulton county to Ambrose and Samantha ALSPACH. He was married Dec. 31, 1921, to Ruth BROWN, who survives.
A retired carpenter, he followed the Apostolic faith.
Also surviving are two stepsons, Arthur E. BROWN, Rochester; Herbert M. BROWN, Cedar Rapids, Ia.; one brother, Leslie ALSPACH, Sand Point, Ida.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Johnson and Sons funeral home in Plymouth with the Rev. Clyde JOSEPH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Obe Haimbaugh
Funeral services were held in Mentone Monday for Obe HAIMBAUGH, 96, one of Fulton county's oldest residents, who died Saturday morning shortly after his admission to the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He had been in failing health for two years.
Burial was made in the Mentone cemetery.
Born July 17, 1860, he was the son of Henry and Apolina HOLMES HAIMBAUGH and had lived his entire life on farms near Mentone, yet inside the Fulton county line. He was married to Nora PERSCHBACHER, who preceded him in death in 1939. He was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Survivors are three sons, Mead [HAIMBAUGH], South Bend; Dow [HAIMBAUGH], Rochester, Rex [HAIMBAUGH], at home; three daughters, Mrs. Loyd (Lucile) KESLER and Mrs. Herschel (Freda) LEHAMAN, both of Warsaw; and Mrs. Edna CAREY, Mentone; one sister, Mrs. Ocie BLUE, Columbus, O.; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Thursday, February 21, 1957

Bertha L. Leininger
Mrs. Bertha L. LEININGER, 77, R.R. 2, Akron, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, died at her home early this morning after an illness of several years.
Mrs. Leininger ws born in Newcastle township in July, 1879, to Francis and Elenore (RICHTER) DRUDGE. On July 2, 1901, she was married to Elmer LEININGER, who died in October, 1955.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Harold E. MILLER, R.R. 2, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Genevere Shogren
Final rites for Mrs. Genevere GROVE SHOGREN, a native of Rochester, were conducted today in St. Peter, Minn., where she died recently. Word of Mrs. Shogren's death was received Wednesday b Mrs. Faye HOLMAN of Rochester.
Mrs. Shogren was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orange K. GROVE. In 1939 she was married to A. R. SHOGREN, who survives, along with three sisters and a grandson.
Mrs. Shogren was buried in the national cemetery at Fort Snelling, Minn., where the body of her son who was killed during World War Two lies.

Edith Castleman
Mrs. Luedva KUHN, R.R. 3, Rochester, as left for Oneill, Neb., where she will attend the funeral for her mother, Mrs. Edith CASTLEMAN, who died there at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday after an illness of several weeks.
Mrs. Castleman, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter CASTLEMAN of the Loyal community north of Rochester, had numerous relatives and friends in this area.
She leaves two other daughters and twelve grandchildren besides Mrs. Kuhn.

Friday, February 22, 1957

Howard Phebus
Howard PHEBUS, 60, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, father of John PHEBUS, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital after beng admitted one day earlier with a heart ailment. He had been seriously ill for about a month and in failing health for several years.
A farmer, Mr. Phebus had lived his entire life in Marshall county, where he was born on Feb. 15, 1897, to Daniel and Lillie (KALMBAKER) PHEBUS. He was married to Ortha HARLEY in 1917, and his home was about three miles west of Mentone.
Surviving are the widow; two other sons, Max [PHEBUS] of Pierceton and Foster [PHEBUS], of California; a daughter, Mrs. Katherine ELLINGER, Chicago; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth SIMCOE of Fort Wayne, and a brother, Walter [PHEBUS], of Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Reed funeral home in Mentone where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Irwin OLSON, of the Mentone Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.

Charles E. Finney
Charles E. FINNEY, 79, R.R. 1, Kewanna, prominent Fulton county farmer, died suddenly of a heart attack Thursday afternoon while doing chores in his barn on the farm where he was born on March 16, 1877.
A member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. and the Prairie Grove church, Mr. Finney had lived his entire lifetime in Union township. He was the son of George E. and Arresta (BOYER) FINNEY.
Mr. Finney was first married to Ina MARTIN on Feb. 25, 1897. She died on Dec. 10, 1944. On April 6, 1946, he was married to Clara CARITHERS, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. John DENTON, R.R. 1, Kewanna; a son, Curtis [FINNEY], Indianapolis; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-sons, John and Edwin CARITHERS, both of Logansport; and two step-daughters, Mrs. Jess CALVERT, rural route, Rochester, and Mrs. Earl BARKMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, in the Prairie Grove church with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Brial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemeter with graveside services b the lodge.
The body was taken from the Harrison funeral home this aftrnoon to the residence, where friends may call.

Ethel Wolf
Final rites for Mrs. William (Ethel SHETL) WOLF, 71, Indianapolis, formerly of Rochester, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the All Saints Cathedral in Indianapolis. The body lies in the Flanner and Buchanan funeral home on Fall Creek boulevard.
Mrs. Wolf, who moved to Indianapolis from Rochesrer 45 years ago, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday of a sudden heart attack.
She ws the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldrith SHETL and is known b many people in this area.

Saturday, February 23, 1957

Florence Kocher
Mrs. Edith FOSTER, 1228 Hill street, has received word of the death of Mrs. Florence KOCHER, 59, Huntington, the mother of Mrs. Foster's son-in-law, James KOCHER, Mishawaka.
Mrs. Kocher, who is known to many people in Rochester as a frequent visitor in Mrs. Foster's home, died of a heart attack at noon Friday in the Huntington county hospital, Huntington.
Final rites will be Monday in the Bailey funeral home in Huntington.

Monday, February 25, 1957 to Wednesday, February 27, 1957

[no obits]

Thursday, February 28, 1957

William M. Vaser
Funeral services were conducted in Indianapolis Monday for Willim M. VASER, 50, a Lake Manitou cottage owner and part owner of an Indianapolis machinery firm.
Mrs. Vaser, the former Margaret BELT, resided in Rochester for a number of years and was employed by the Chester White Swine Record Association.
Mr. Vaser, native of Indianapolis, was an active Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite, Raper Commandery and Murat Shrine.
Surviving are the widow; his mother, Mrs. Frances M. VASER; his stepmother, Mrs. Blanche VASER; his father, E. M. VASER, all of Indianapolis; and a sister, Mrs. Martha BALLINGER, Louisville, Ky.
Mr. Vaser died Friday in Community hospital and burial was in Crown Hill cemetery.

Friday, March 1, 1957

Goldie Kaplan
Friends here have been advised of the death of Mrs. Phil [Goldie] KAPLAN, former Rochester resident, at the methodist hospital in Indianapolis Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but the body is at the G. H. Hermann funeral home.
Mrs. Kaplan was the former Goldie EPSTEEN and while in Rochester she and her first husband, the late Charles TALBOTT, operated the Talbott hotel on Lake Manitou's north shore, now the Manitou Resort.
Surviving are the husband; two brothers, L. G. and Ralph EPSTEEN, Indianapolis; and three sisters, Mrs. George SADLER, Mrs. Irene SMITH and Mrs. Elma MARRIOTT, all of Indianapolis.

Nellie D. Middleton
Mrs. Nellie D. MIDDLETON, 71, who lived practically all her life in the Akron community, died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry FRYMIRE, in Marion. She had been in ill health with a heart condition since October.
Mrs. Middleton was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the Royal Neighbors and the Sunshine club in Akron. She had lived with her daughter since January.
Born on May 6, 1885, Mrs. Middleton was the daughter of Horace and Cynthia (RALSTON) BARNHART. She was married on June 8, 1901, in Mentone to Ray MIDDLETON, who died in July, 1955.
Surviving, besides the daughter, are a son, Rex [MIDDLETON] of Chicago; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites 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 after 2 p.m. Saturday and until noon Monday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the services.

Saturday, March 2, 1957

John L. Hoesel
John Lewis HOESEL, 76, Culver, lifelong farmer in Pulaski, Fulton and Marshall counties, died Friday morning in Memorial hospital at South Bend after an extended illness.
A resident of Culver for the last 22 years, Mr. Hoesel was born in Monterey May 7, 1880, to John and Suzanne (OVERMYER) HOESEL. He was a member of he Lutheran church.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Cora V. [HOESEL]; a daughter, Mrs. Lucile IRVINE, Culver; a son, Evert [HOESEL], Culver; a brother, Alpha [HOESEL], Monterey; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Easterday funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Charles L. HANEY, of the Culver E.U.B. church, officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Lake Bruce.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, March 4, 1957

Rex B. DuBois
Word has been received here of the death in Gary of Rex B. DuBOIS, 70, former resident of Fulton county.
Mr. DuBois was born in Cass county to the late George W. and Amy (HORTON) DuBOIS on March 11, 1886. Two sisters, Mrs. Lillian BABCOCK and Mrs. Pearl SHOEMAKER, and two brothers, Fred H. and Dr. Dwight [DuBOIS], preceded him in death.
Surviving are a brother, Don L. [DuBOIS], of Roann, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, March 5, 1957

Dr. Byrl R. Kirklin
Services were held this morning at Rochester, Minn., for Dr. Byrl R. KIRKLIN, 68, who died Satrday in that city whre he had been associated with the Mayo Clinic since 1926.
Dr. Kirklin's widow is the former Gladys WEBSTER of Rochester, Ind., who attended school in this city before going to Indianapolis, where she was graduated from Methodist hospital nurses' training.
Dr. Kirklin had served the last three years as executive secretary of the Radiological Society of the United States, of which he was a past president. He also was noted as a medical author and lecturer.
Also surviving are a son and daughter, both of Rochester, Minn.

Alva O. Starkey
Final rites for Alva O. STARKEY, 82, R.R.1, Rochester, were conducted Monday afternoon at the Shirley Brothers Central chapel in Indianapolis.
Mr. Starkey, brother of W. R. STARKEY, owner of Starkey's Dam Landing Hotel at Lake Manitou, died Friday evening at the home of his son, Harold [STARKEY], in Auburn Heights, Mich. He had been ill for the last three months and seriously ill for one week.
Mr. Starkey came to Rochester from Claremont, Ind. in 1943 and had lived with his brother until the time of his illness, when he was taken to Woodlawn hospital and then to his son's home.
Surviving, besides the son and brother, are a daughter, Edith GIBSON, Indianapolis; a brother, Frank [STARKEY], Indianapolis; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, March 6, 1957

Verda B. Peters
Mrs. [Verda] B. [PETERS], 65, Disko, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at her home after being ill several years of a heart ailment. She had spent most of her life in the Disko vicinity.
Mrs. Peters was born on June 23, 1891, to Charles and Belle (WATSON) REAM. She was married June 26, 1909, to Frank [J. PETERS], who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred MILLS, Indianapolis, and several cousins.
Final rites will be held at 12:30 p.m. CST Friday at the Disko Methodist church with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron after 7:30 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Friday and from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the church. All times listed are Central Standard Time.

Ralph W. Hemig
Ralph W. HEMIG, 76, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Chicago while enroute from Rochester to a hospital in Chicago. He had resided for several years with his daughter, Mrs. Harry SCOTT, at 407 East 14th street in Rochester. Death was attributed to a hyperactive thyroid and cardio-vascular renal disease. He had been ill 14 months.
Mr. Hemig was born April 5, 1880, in Freeport, Ill., to William and Della LATSHAW HEMIG. Surviving besides the daugthter, Mrs. SCOTT, are one son, Marshall HEMIG, Mishawaka; one brother, Fred [HEMIG], California; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Beaumont funeral home at 851 Irving Park road in Chicago, where the last rites will be held. Burial will be in the Evergreen cemetery in Chicago.

J. Frank Dickey
J. Frank DICKEY, 83, R.R. 2, Akron, a lifetime resident of the Akron vicinity, died at 2 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one year.
A member of the Franklin Township Farm Bureau, Mr. Dickey was married to Ada ENGLE on Nov. 19, 1898. He was born on Oct. 15, 1873 in Franklin township to William T. and Sarah (RICKEL) DICKEY. He was a farmer by occupation.
Surviving are the widow; a son, Elmer [DICKEY], R.R. 2, Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Waldo (Mabel) ADAMS and Mrs. Willis (Mary) BOWEN, both of R.R. 2, Akron, and a brother, George [DICKEY], R.R. 2, Warsaw. Two brothers, a half-brother and a half-sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, March 7, 1957

Verda B. Peters
Funeral services for Mrs. [Verda] B. PETERS, 65, Disko, will be in the Disko Methodist church at 12:30 p.m. CST Friday with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Mrs. Peters died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at her home after a heart ailment of several years. Mrs. Peters was incorrectly identified as Mrs. Berda B. Petus in Wednesday's News-Sentinel.

Clarence A. Medlock
Final rites for Clarence A. MEDLOCK, 54, Plymouth, who owned the Medlock Sandwich Shop at 614 Main street here, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Danielson and VanGilder funeral home in Plymouth.
The Rev. Wallace E. JONES will officiate and burial will be in the Memorial Gardens cemetery at Plymouth.
Mr. Medlock, who also owned the White House Hamburger Shop in Plymouth, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Norman Beatty Memorial hospital.
A resident of Plymouth for the last 16 years, Mr. Medlock ws a member of Kilwinning Lodge 149, Order of the Eastern Star 28 and the Christian church.
He was born on March 11, 1902, in Larkinsburg, Kan., to William and Effie MEDLOCK. On April 28, 1927, he was married to Velma CRISINGER, who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Ms. Jean MURPHY, Rochester, and Mrs. LaVeta SCOFIELD, Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Iva ANDERSON, Horton, Kan., and two grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, March 8, 1957

Sarah R. Butler
A former Rochester resident, Mrs. Sarah Rebecca BUTLER, 84, died this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ruby THOMAS, in Culver. She had been ill for the past several months.
Mrs. Butler, who was a member of the Culver E.U.B. church, was born in Miami county, near Macy, on July 14, 1872. She later moved to Rochester and had spent the past 32 years in Culver.
She is survived by her husband, Jacob Harlan BUTLER, Culver; two daughters, Mrs. THOMAS, and Mrs. Jessie NICODEMUS, South Bend; four sons, William [BUTLER], Mishawaka; John Leroy [BUTLER], Detroit, Mich.; Jacob Leo and Foster E. [BUTLER], both of Culver; twenty grandchildren and forty-three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Culver E.U.B. church on Sunday at 2 p.m.with the Rev. Charles L. HANEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Easterday funeral home in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at the funeral home in Culver.

Daniel Willard
Final rites for Daniel WILLARD, 59, 325 Ohio street, who was club manager of the local post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for the last six years, will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster funeral home.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Willard died of a heart attack at 2 p.m. Thursday in his home.
He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the VFW, the American Legion and the Moose and Eagles lodges.
Mr. Willard was born in Culver on March 1, 1898, to Charles and Bertha WILLARD. In March, 1924, he was married in St. Joe, Mich., to Ethel EASTWOOD, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, James [WILLARD], Chicago, and Dorsey [WILLARD], Ft. Worth, Texas; two daughters, Wanda and Katherine [WILLARD], at home; his mother, Logansport; a brother, Joshua [WILLARD], and two grandchildren.
A son, William [WILLARD], was killed in World War II in 1944 on the island of Leyte.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Kurt Dee Myers
A son, Kurt Dee [MYERS], was stillborn at Community hospital in Bremen this morning to Mr. and Mrs. Merle MYERS, Bremen. Graveside rites will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.
Mrs. Myers, the former Betty Jean LOUGH, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gresham LOUGH, Rochester. Myers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle R. MYERS, Bremen.
The parents and grandparents are the only survivors.

Saturday, March 9, 1957

Pearl Windbigler
Mrs. Pearl NORRIS WINDBIGLER, 75, who resided about a mile and a half southeast of Talma, died at 7 a.m. Friday at her home after being seriously ill for three days with a heart condition.
A lifelong resident of Newcastle township, Mrs. Windbigler was a member of the Talma Christian church and the Gleaners lodge. She had been in poor health for the last year.
Mrs. Windbigler was born in Newcastle township to Lewis and Harriett (BRADSHAW) NORRIS. Her husband, Levi [WINDBIGLER], died in 1935.
Surviving are a son, Henry [WINDBIGLER], of Newcastle township; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis KELLY, Rochester, and Mrs. Linnie FELDMAN, Mentone; sixteen grandchildren; two brothers, Roy [NORRIS], Mishawaka, and Floyd [NORRIS], and a half-sister, Mrs. Emma MEREDITH, Talma. One son preceded her in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 1 p.m. CST in the Reed Funeral home in Mentone with the Rev. Dale OWEN officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery southwest of Mentone.

George W. Kreig
Funeral services for George W. KREIG, 56, of ner Culver, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Easterday funeral home in Culver with the Rev. John DAVIS of Tyner officiating. Burial will be in the Washington cemetery east of Culver.
Mr. Kreig, who has been ill for the past several months, died Friday at South Bend.

Clark D. Bailey
Clark D. BAILEY, about 68, died Friday in the Osteopathic hospital in South Bend after a long illness. Born near Leiters Ford, he lived in that community for 40 years until moving to South Bend about 15 years ago.
The son of Lewis and Amanda BAILEY, he was a retired Studebaker Corporation employee. He was a vetran of World War I and a member of the Masonic lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude DAVIDSON BAILEY; a daughter, Mrs. Robert RICH, Ann Arbor, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. B. B. CAMPBELL, Porter, Ind., and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Forest G. Hay fneral home in South Bend at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Monday, March 11, 1957

Robert S. Sissel
Richard S. SISSEL, 46, Plymouth, who was born near Richland Center, died at 3 p.m. Saturday three hours after being admitted to the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis. He had been in ill health for the last year.
A carpenter, Mr. Sissel was employed by the Liberty Coach company in Bremen. He also had been a tank wagon driver for the Sinclair Refining company. He was a member of the Methodist church in Plymouth. He had lived for four years in Culver and also several years in Argos before moving to Plymouth.
Mr. Sissel was born on Oct. 13, 1910, to Charles and Gertrude (NEWCOMB) SISSEL. On July 23, 1938, he was married in East Chicago to Mary L. "Bonnie" RICE, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, David [SISSEL], 16, at home, and a brother, Joe [SISSEL], of Rochester. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ralph COLESON of Plymouth will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Lydia Miller
Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia MILLER, 90, will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Emanuel E.U.B. church near Akron with the Rev. Walter MAYER and the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery near the church.
Mrs. Miller died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lloyd HILEMAN, near Akron, after an illness of several years.
She was born on Nov. 3, 1866, in Miami county to Jacob and Mary MORROW SEIDNER. Her first marriage was in 1888 to Jacob SMITH who died in August of 1936. Her second marriage was to Perry MILLER in May of 1940. He died in January of 1950.
Survivors, besides the daughter, include three stepsons, Earl MILLER, Logansport, Glen MILLER, Roanoka, and Delmar MILLER, Huntington; two grandsons and six great-grandchildren. A daughter and two sons preceded her in death. The body will be taken to the Hileman residence where friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 12, 1957

Dennis Bick
Dennis BICK, infant son of Jack an Marcia Sue (KISTLER) BICK, R.R. 6, Rochester, died in Woodlawn hospital at 9 p.m. Monday shortly after birth.
A short prayer service was conducted this afternoon at the Foster and Good funeral home with the Rev. R. L. WILLMERT officiating. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Survving, besides the parents, are a sister, at home, Debra Kay [BICK], the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne KISTLER, R.R. 4, Rochester, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack BICK, Sr., R.R. 6, Rochester.

Randy Robinson
Randy ROBINSON, seven-month-old son of Jack and Norma MILLER ROBINSON, died in his sleep Monday night of an unknown cause at his parents' home in Westville.
Surviving, besides the parents, are the grandmother, Mrs. Agnes MILLER; two aunts, Mrs. Wilma CLARK and Mrs. Martin SHRIVER, all of Rochestr; two brothers and one sister, all at home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Weaver funeral home in Westville.

Louis Ehrn
Louis [EHRN], about 75, a resident of the Fulton County Home for the last 28 years, became the county's first traffic fatality this year at about 4:45 o'clock this morning when he was struck by a two-ton truck while crossing State Road 25.
Ehrn was killed instantly. He received a broken neck, broken right arm and broken right leg.
He was struck by a Starke-Wetzel meat truck driven by Billy D. GOLDEN, 25, Indianapolis. Sheriff Laurence NORRIS estimated Golden's speed at 45 miles an hour. Golden was not held.
Ehrn, who was found in a strawstack by Paul WHITCOMB, 717 East Ninth street, 28 years ago and was taken to the county home, apparently had wandered across the highway and was crossing the road on his way back to the home when he was sruck down.
Coroner Howard ROWE pronounced Ehrn dead at the scene shortly after the accident.
The traffic fatality was the first in the county since Nov. 5, 1955, when Harry KREAMER, R.R. 1, Kewanna, was killed instantly when the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a home on Main street in Kewanna.
The last county person killed in a traffic accident was Mrs. Esther STINGELY, Fulton, who died in a two-car crash on U.S. 24 east of Logansport on Dec. 21.
Final rites for Mr. Ehrn will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE, Rochester, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 13, 1957

H. H. Thousand
H. H. THOUSAND, father of L. D. "Milt" THOUSAND of R.R. 1, Rochester, died suddenly Tuesday morning of a heart attack at his home in Barneveld, Wis.
Mr. Thousand, a retired farmer who also was president of the school board in his home community, is survived by his wife and three other sons. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. THOUSAND now are in Barneveld and will remain until after the funeral rites, scheduled for Thursday.

Thursday, March 14, 1957 to Friday, March 15, 1957

[no obits]

Saturday, March 16, 1957

Fred A. Blackburn
Fred A. BLACKBURN of Burket, trustee of Seward township in Kosciusko county, died at 9 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital from a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been ill one week.
Mr. Blackburn, 77, also served two terms as trustee of Henry township in Fulton county and was principal and teacher in the Akron school for 21 years. He moved to Burket from Akron.
Born Feb. 11, 1880 near Gilead in Miami county, he was the son of Thomas and Matilda BRUGH BLACKBURN. He was married to Blanche SMITH, who survives. Mr. Blackburn attended the Methodist church.
Surviving also are one son, Hanley [BLACKBURN], Indianapolis; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One son, Harold [BLACKBURN], preceded him in death in June, 1956.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Mohyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron from 2 p.m. Sunday until 9 a.m. Monday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state from 10 a.m. until the hour of services.

Charles H. Mullican
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Charles Henry MULLICAN, 76, who died at 6:45 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two weeks. He had been a hospital patient since Thursday.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.
Mr. Mullican, who lived at 215 Jefferson street, was a retired antique buyer and had been employed as custodian at the American Legion Home here for the past five years. He was born near Macy Feb. 11, 1881, the son of Isaac and Catherine DICKMAN MULLICAN. He was married Sept. 6, 1903, to Lunetta Grace CHALK, who survives.
Mr. Mullican moved to Rochester from Macy 25 years ago and was a member of the Church of God.
Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Roy KESTNER, South Bend; Mrs. Merlin FREEMAN, Fort Wayne; The Rev. Nettie K. MULLICAN, Cambridge Springs, Pa.; one brother, Ben MULLICAN, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Ada DARNELL, Clear Lake, Ia.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Monday, March 18, 1957

Raymond E. Overmyer
Raymond E. OVERMYER, 56, died at noon Sunday at his home on R.R. 3, Argos, from pneumonia after a three-day illness.
Born Jan. 25, 1901, in Green township, Marshall county, he was the son of Edward and Alice MILLER OVERMYER. A carpenter and cabinetmaker, he had lived in the Argos community his entire life. His marriage was on Feb. 11, 1922, to Mildred PRICE, who survives.
Mr. Overmyer was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church and the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge No. 373.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn BLOCKER, R.R. 3, Argos; a son, Darold [OVERMYER], at home; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bertha BRANSFORD, North Webster; three brothers, Ralph [OVERMYER], R.R. 3, Rochester; Howard [OVERMYER], Argos, and Eddie [OVERMYER], North Webster.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Edward BOASE officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Phillip L. Fenters
Final rites for Phillip LeRoy FENTERS, 21, a native of Macy, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Newton GILLILAND officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
Mr. Fenters, the son of Myron [P.] and Elsie [M.] DEWALT [FENTERS], South Bend, died at a Fort Wayne hospital at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. He was born near Macy on Sept. 28, 1935.
Surviving, besides the parents, are two brothers, James and Richard [FENTERS], both at home and a grandmother, Zela DEWALT, Peru.

Ella Smith
Mrs. Ella SMITH, 72, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital here after a two-week illness. She resided two miles southeast of Akron.
The daughter of Carrie and Stella McKEE DAY, Mrs. Smith was born May 10, 1884, in Kosciusko county and had lived there and in Fulton county her entire life. Her husband was Frank SMITH who preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Akron Cooperative Brethren church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. June HARPER, Elkhart; one granddaugter; two brothers, Herschel DAY, San Diego, Cal., and Paul DAY, Kewanna.
Funeral services are incomplete. The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Tuesday, March 19, 1957

Ella Smith
Final rites for Mrs. Ella SMITH, 72, of near Akron, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of the Cooperative Brethren. The Rev. Ralph McFADDEN will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until 11 a.m Wednesday and at the church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Mrs. Smith died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital after a two-week illness. She had lived in Fulton and Kosciusko counties her entire live.

George W. Abbott
George Wheeler ABBOTT, 90, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of his son, one and one-half miles west of Alto.
He was born Aug. 28, 1866, in Miami county, ear Chili, the son of Francis and Martha DRUMM ABBOTT of Miami County. On Dec. 25, 1889, he was married to Myrta Ostila SHARP, the daughter of Samuel and Isabel SHARP.
Mrs. Abbott spent most of his life as a carpenter in Deedsville and Wawpecong. He was one of the pioneers of the Haynes Automobile industry, having worked at the factory until it burned. He spent much of his life at 1135 South Bell street.
Survivors include one son, Robert E. ABBOTT and his wife, Ruby; two half-sisters, Sadie Eleanor ABBOTT and Alice ABBOTT, Fishers; and one half-brother, Willie ABBOTT, all of Fulton county; one step-child, Louise PFLEGER of Peru; three grandchildren, Nina Marie HAWN and Helen ANDERSON, both of Kokomo, and Bypherd ABBOTT of Arusa, Cal., and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a daughter-in-law, Mary GRINER ABBOTT, a former Kokomo girl, now living in Berkley, Cal.
Two children, Francis [ABBOTT], who died in infancy, and Samuel Gale [ABBOTT], died in Berkley, Cal., in 1952. Seven brothers and sisters also preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ellers funeral home. Burial will be in the Galveston cemetery.
Friencs may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 20, 1957

David Sopher
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zion Methodist church, near Kewanna, for David SOPHER, 64, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died Tuesday night at Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Robert ORDWAY will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Mr. Sopher, who died of a cerebral hemorrhage, had been ill for several years and at Woodlawn for the past three days. He was born in Kosciusko county on June 27, 1892, to James and Margaret HATTERY SOPHER and was married on Feb. 4, 1922, in Rochester, to Ruth POWELL. He had been employed at the Studebaker plant in South Bend for 13 years.
Survivors include the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Almeda ENGLE, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Margaret KERR, R.R. 3, Rochester; a son, Charles [SOPHER], now in service; three sisters, Mrs. Leona SHILLING, Mrs. Ellen MALONE and Mrs. Clara MERRITT, all of Peru; two brothers, Ezra and Moses [SOPHER], both of Peru, and three grandchildren.
The Moyer-Haupert funeral home of Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, March 21, 1957 to Friday, March 22, 1957

[no obits]

Saturday, March 23, 1957

Gerald G. Brown
Graveside funeral rites were held at 10 a.m. today at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery for Gerald G. BROWN, three-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleatis G. BROWN. the infant died at 2:30 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born march 19 at the hospital, the boy was the son of Cleatis G. and Betty SOPKO BROWN. The parents live at 328 West Ninth street. Also srviving ar the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald BROWN, Bynumbille, Mo., and Mrs. Elizabeth SOPKO, Gary.
Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Grace Methodist church officiated at the rites and arrangements were by Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Mrs. Lon Leavell
Mrs. Lon LEAVELL, Peru, a native of Fulton county who is known to a number of Rochester and county residents, died at 4 a.m. today after a lengthy illness. She was born south of Rochester and moved to Peru many years ago.
Among the survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Victor WISENBERG, Peru, and Mrs. Charles TRAPP, Frankfort, and a granddaughter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru. Friends may call after noon Sunday.

Monday, March 25, 1957

Eva Jane Gohn
Funeral services were held Friday morning in Alhambra, Cal., for Miss Eva Jane GOHN of Alhambra, a native of Rochester, who died March 18.
Miss Gohn left Rochester 10 years ago for California. She was born in the Reiter community, the daughter of Charles and Kizzie GOHN, attended school her and studied at Rochester Normal University.
She was a member of the San Gabriel Unity church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jean WALLACE, Rochester, and Mrs. William DEWITT, Lafayette; five nephews, Duane GOHN, South Bend, Robert GOHN, Warsaw, Charles GOHN, Jr., Resada, Cal, Russell GOHN, Twelve Mile, and James GOHN, Muncie.
Burial was in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale,Cal.
Three brothers, Lloyd, C. E. and Raymond [GOHN], all of Rochester, preceded her in death.

Tuesday, March 26, 1957

Celia Ann Grove
Mrs. Celia Ann (BRYANT) GROVE, R.R. 5, Rochester, who had lived her entire life in Fulton county, died at her home near Talma at 11 p.m. Monday after an illness of six months.
Mrs. Grove, the daughter of John and Alice (KUHN) BRYANT, was married on June 5, 1917, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Lou GROVE, who survives.
She was a member of the Pleasant Valley club and the THE (home economics) club.
Surviving besides the husband are a sister, Mrs. Drucella VOLLMER, San Diego, Cal., and three brothers, Sam BRYANT, Morocco, Harley BRYANT, Rochester, and Roy BRYANT, California.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster and Good funeral home. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Almeda Berger
Mrs. Henry (Almeda) BERGER, 75, Gilead, who had several relatives in the Rochester, Akron and Macy communities, died at 4:25 o'clock this morning after suffering a stroke. She had been ill for about seven months.
Mrs. Berger was the sister of George DUEY, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Edgar (Mary) RUNKLE and Miss Edith DUEY, Akron, and Mrs. Zella CLEMANS, Macy.
Born in Tiffin, Ohio on May 15, 1881, Mrs. Berger was the daughter of Alfred and Mary (GRELLE) DUEY. Her family moved to Gilead when she was two months old.
In 1905 she was married to William Henry BERGER, who survives. She was a member of the Gilead Methodist church.
Other survivors are a son, Claude [BERGER], Roann; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie NICHOLS, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Anna SMITH, Indianapolis, and a brother, Phillip DUEY, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gilead Methodist church with the Rev. Larry WINEBREMER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The Sheetz funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at the residence after 10 a.m. Wednesday and until 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Wednesday, March 27, 1957

[no obits]

Thursday, March 28, 1957

Effe McPherron
Funeral services were conducted Monday in Mishawaka for Mrs. Charles (Effe) McPHERRON, 73, Culver, who was well known in Rochester.
The former Effe HENDERSON, Mrs. McPherron left her husband and a daughter, Helen [McPHERRON].

Friday, March 29, 1957

Jane Siler
Jane SILER, the seven-year-old Marion girl who died Wednesday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident north of Muncie, was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank WISLEY, 422 East Ninth street, it has been learned.
The little girl was injured when a car driven by her mother, Mrs. Leona SILER of Marion, went out of conrol on a curve on U.S. 32. Mrs. Siler suffered minor injuries. The father, James SILER, who is the son of the Wiseleys, was not injured in the crash.
Services for the girl will be at 1 p.m. CST Saturday in Marion.

William M. Hoffman
William Monroe HOFFMAN, 80, died at 7:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since March 11. He resided at 712 1/2 Main street.
Born Feb. 29, 1876, in Rochester, he had lived here his entire life. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Sam HOFFMAN. His wife the former Retha MASTELLAR, preceded him in death in 1937. He was employed as an interior decorator.
Mr. Hoffman was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge, being a Post Noble Grand of that organization, and was a member of the Trinity E.U.B. church, where he once directed the choir.
There are no immediate survivors. Distant relatives are Clifford SULT of Delong and Horatio AGSTER, Rochester native now residing in Pennsylvania.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Fremont WILLMERT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, where graveside rites will be conducted by the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Cora Reber
Miss Cora REBER, 82, died at 8:30 a.m. today at her home, 500 Indiana avenue, following a 2 1/2 month illness. She had been a Rochester resident the past 30 years, coming here from Richland township.
Born Dec. 29, 1874, in Lockville, O., she was the daugher of Ira and Elizabeth LAUDBAUGH RAVER, having changed the spelling of her name later in life [from Cora RABER]. She was a member of the First Christian church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and two brothers. Among the surviving nieces and nephews are Ernest CASLOW, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Ben VERNON, R.R. 4, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the Foster and Good funeral home here at 2 p.m. Snday with the Rev. Phil WILKINS officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, five miles northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Saturday.

Guy Coplen
Flora, Ind. -- Final rites for Guy COPLEN, 70, a Talma native and Carroll county and second district Democratic leader, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Carter funeral home at Delphi. Burial will be in the Maple Lawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The son of James H. and Nettie Elizabeth (ABBOTT) COPLEN, Mr. Coplen died at 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's hospital in Kokomo where he had been a patient about 10 days.
A retired farmer and woodworker, he lived on Route 1 , Camden.
Mr. Coplen was Carroll county Democratic chairman from 1935 to 1944 and then district chairman until 1952. During the administration of Gov. Henry F. Schricker he was manager of state-owned farms.
He was born in Talma on Oct. 6, 1887 and ws married to Berna V. BERNARD on Aug. 14, 1906.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. LaVaun DUNKIN, Logansport; his stepmother, Mrs. Julia COPLEN, Russiaville; a half-sister, Mrs. Lucille HILL, Kokomo, and five nephews. A daughter, Donna Elizabeth [COPLEN], preceded him in death.

Saturday, March 30, 1957

Dr. Hal P. Bybee
Dr. Hal P. BYBEE, a native of Newcastle township and one of the nation's foremost petroleum geologists, died this morning at 1:30 o'clock at his home in Austin, Texas, after a three year illness that had become serious the past two months. He suffered from diabetes.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at Bloomington where burial also will be made.
Dr. Bybee, who owned a 100-acre farm in Newcastle township which is tenanted by Mr. and Mrs. Clifford KOCH, was born in Newcastle township and graduated from Talma high school in 1906. He attended Rochester Normal University and gained A.B., A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University.
Early this month Dr. Bybee, who was University of Texas geology department chairman at the time of his death, received one of the highest awards for a petroleum geologist. It was honorary membership in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. The honor was to have been officially conferred upon him next month.
The Association membership came in recognition of his "high standards of ethics" in training students who now are petroleum industry leaders and for his efforts in building the University of Texas' permanent endowment fund by developing oil and gas production on university lands.
He joined the university staff in 1914, left to join an oil company in 1925, and returned in 1929.
Surviving are the wife and four children, Wilbur [BYBEE], Bloomington, Robert [BYBEE], New Mexico; Halbert [BYBEE], Texas, and Martha Ellin [BYBEE], Corpus Christi, Texas.

Margaret S. Stansell
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Forest G. Hay chapel in South Bend for Mrs. Margaret STERLING STANSELL, mother of Franklin T. STANSELL, R.R. 5, Rochester.
Mrs. Stansell died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lillian HOFFMAN, in Knox. She and her husband, the late Frank STANSELL, formerly lived in Carroll county but moved to South Bend 15 years ago.
Also surviving are another son, Sterling [STANSELL], Florida, and two other daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth GERLACH, South Bend, and Mrs. Mary MOORE, Pontiac, Mich.

Monday, April 1, 1957

[no obits]

Tuesday, April 2, 1957

Mark Hampton
Mark HAMPTON, infant son of Dr. and Mrs. James N. HAMPTON, 210 North Maple street, Argos, died at 4 p.m. Monday, two hours after birth at Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Peggy Jean [HAMPTON], 15; two brothers, Michael James [HAMPTON], 2 1/2, and Stephen Thornton [HAMPTON], 13 months; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. D. THORNTON, Huntsville, Ala., and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley J. HAMPTON, Van Buren, Ark.
Prayer services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Edward BOASE, of the Argos Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Ross Allen
Ross "Whitie" ALLEN, 57, Peru, a native of Kewanna and former resident of Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today in Dukes hospital at Peru of injuries suffered in a construction accident at the Peru municipal power plant Thursday afternoon.
The son of William and Elva ALLEN, Kewanna, Allen was crushed while working inside a "traveling" water screen machine. He received a four-place fracture below the right knee, a multiple fracture of the pelvis, several lacerations, fracture and dislocation of the right hip, bladder injury, internal hemorrhage and severe shock.
Allen, who moved to Peru 10 years ago from R.R. 1, Rochester, was born 1920. He was married on Aug. 26, 1944 to Marjorie FOUTS and was an ironworker for the Wolf Construction company.
An Air Force veteran of World War Two, he was a member of the American Legion.
Surviving besides his wife and parents are two sons, Kenneth Calvin [ALLEN] and Robert Wayne [ALLEN], both at home, and five sisters, Mrs. May Louise HIATT, Kewanna; Mrs. Hazel SCHEUER, Santa Anna, Cal., Mrs. Marjorie LLOYD, Sacramento, Cal., Mrs. Virginia REES and Mrs. Betty SOWARDS, both of Crown Point.
The body lies at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Clarence W. Huffman
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church for Clarence W. HUFFMAN, 79, retired contractor, who died Monday morning at Memorial hospital in Logansport.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center. The family has asked that flowers be omitted and any memorial gifts be given to the E.U.B. church in Grass Creek. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to services.
Mr. Huffman was born Feb. 23, 1878, in Ross county, O., the son of John and Susan LEASURE HUFFMAN.
Srviving are the wife, Ethel [HUFFMAN]; two sons, Everett [HUFFMAN], Fort Wayne, and Howard [HUFFMAN], Marion; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred FOUTS, Logansport, Mrs. Merle FRANKLIN, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Pauline SCALES, Grass Creek; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Thurman [HUFFMAN], Grass Creek, and Lloyd [HUFFMAN], Pensacola, Fla., and one sister, Mrs. Fannie FAYLOR, Copemish, Mich.

Wednesday, April 3, 1957

Jacob H. Kreamer
Jacob H. KREAMER, 87, of 425 Jefferson street, a native of Fulton county, died at his home at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
A retired farmer, Mr. Kreamer was born on March 2, 1870, to Andrew and Susanna RICABAUGH KREAMER. He was married on Jan. 27, 1904 to Maude SALES, who survives.
Other survivors are two daughtrs, Mrs. Oren ANDERSON and Mrs. Earl MILLS, both of Kewanna; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Emma LAUER, Fort Wayne. A son, Harry [KREAMER], died earlier.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Kewanna Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Ross Allen
Final rites for Ross "Whitie" ALLEN, 37, Peru, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru with the Rev. A. H. GALLMEIER officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
Mr. Allen, a Fulton county native and former resident of a Rochester rural route, died early Tuesday morning from injuries suffered in a construction accident in Peru Thursday afternoon.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. William ALLEN, reside in Kewanna.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, April 4, 1957

Elizabeth E. Darr
Mrs. Elizabeth Echo DARR, longtime resident of the Mckinley community east of Rochester, died at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Barbara STEWART, 1123 Nuttman avenue, Decatur. Death came at 80 years of age after an illness of 8 1/2 months and was attributed to cerebral arterio-sclerosis.
Mrs. Darr was born Nov. 12, 1876, in Fulton county and had lived here her entire life. She was married in Rochester in 1897 to Charles N. DARR, who died April 8, 1946. Her parents were Homer Leroy and Nancy Alphretta ASHTON TIPTON. She was a member of the Trinity E.U.B. church here.
Surviving are two sons, C. H. DARR, Rochester, and Howard [DARR[, Bremen; four daughters, Mrs. STEWART, Decatur; Mrs. Pauline EASTER, Rochester; Mrs. Evelyn HODGE, South Bend; and Mrs. Marjorie BRYANT, South Bend; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie GROSS, Mentone; and Mrs. Celia NELSON, Logansport.
A daughter, Edith [DARR], died in infancy and another daughter, Mrs. Helen FANSLER, preceded her mother in death in 1937.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Banjamin THOMAS of Decatur, former Rochester minister, officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Anna E. Robbins
Funeral services will be held at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend at 10 a.m. Friday for Mrs. Anna E. ROBBINS, 89, former Tiosa resident who died at 6 a.m. Wednesday at her 230 East Indiana avenue home in South Bend following an extended illness.
She was born April 29, 1868, in Miami county and went to South Bend 39 years ago from the Tiosa neighborhood. She was married to Edward V. ROBBINS in Fulton county. He preceded her in death in 1937.
Surviving are a nephew, Miles PERSCHBACHER, Plymouth; a niece, Mrs. A. F. SNYDER, Arlington, Va., and several cousins in the Rochester area.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry in Rochester.

Friday, April 5, 1957

[no obits]

Saturday, April 6, 1957

Louisa Underwood
Mrs. Louisa (COX) [BEATTY] UNDERWOOD, 58, Fowler, a Fulton county native and former Akron resident, died at noon Friday in the St. Elizabeth hospital in Lafayette after an illness of three years. She suffered from heart trouble.
Mrs. Underwood was born on March 10, 1899 to Wilson and Rosa (SHRIVER) COX.
She was first married to Ives BEATTY in 1920 at Warsaw. He died in 1944. In 1946 she married Claude UNDERWOOD, who died in 1951. She had moved to Fowler from Akron in 1946.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis HENADY, Fowler, and Mrs. Bonnie BEHNKE, Goshen; three sons, Loren BEATTY, Rochester, Glen BEATTY, Warsaw, and Bobbie BEATTY, stationed in North Carolina with the U.S. Army; six grandchildren; her mother, of Akron, and four sisters, Mrs. Marie WIDEMAN and Mrs. Annabelle HAMMOND, both of Akron, Mrs. Dorothy PROBASCO, Milford, Ill., and Mrs. Alta CLINGENPEEL, Hywood, Ill.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. CST Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Carrie Carter
Carrie CARTER, 84, 700 Pontiac street, a 50-year member of the Eastern Star No. 70, died Friday afternoon. She had been a patient in the Miller Nursing Home here since March 28, and had been in ill health for the past six months.
Mrs. Carter was born in Rochester on Jan. 14, 1873, to Richard and Mary DUNLAP Van DIEN and her marriage in Rochester in 1893 was to Albert C. CARTER, who died April 5, 1943. She was a member of the Rochester First Presbyterian church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. E. F. SHOCK and Mrs. G. C. KENNEDY, both of South Bend; three brothers, Roscoe Van DIEN, South Bend, and Alf and Bert Van DIEN, both of Rochester; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald DECKER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Alta G. Nickels
Funeral services for Mrs. Alta G. NICKELS, 96, a resident of Kewanna for the last 46 years, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna.
The Rev. Stacey SHAW, Lafayette, will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Nickels died Friday morning at a hospital in Lafayette.
She was born in St. Joseph county on July 18, 1861, to Andrew J. and Ann (TEBBETTS) CHRISTIAN and was married to William NICKELS, who died 40 years ago. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Phila ZUCK, Kewanna, and Mrs. Pearl RIETER, Kalamazoo, Mich., and sixteen grandchildren. Six children preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home.

Monday, April 8, 1957

Lawson L. Leland
Funeral services have been set at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Lawson L. LELAND, 74, R.R. 4, Plymouth, who died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday in the Rochester Nursing Home after a seven-year illness.
A farmer until retiring because of ill health, Mr. Leland was born Dec. 3, 1882 in Green township, Marshall county, and had spent all his life in that community. His parents were John and Marietta LAWSON LELAND. His first marriage was to Nettie IRWIN, who died in 1918 and later he was married to Mary FRECHTEL, who survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Marjorie KENDALL, South Bend; Mrs. Louise VOREIS, Argos; Mrs. Marietta KOSLOFF, Venice, Calif.; Mrs. Daralys YAKIMICHI, Grovertown; two sons, Lester and Lloyd [LELAND], both of R.R. 4, Plymouth; twenty-four grandchildren; two brothers, John [LELAND], R.R. 4, Plymouth, and George [LELAND], Dayton, O.
The Rev. C. L. HANEY of the Culver E.U.B. church will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frederick Felty Cessna
Graveside funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for Frederick Brice "Fritz" FELTY CESSNA, waho died at 8:15 p.m. Friday at his home, 1011 Sherman avenue, South Bend. He was 39 years old.
Mr. Cessna, being known locally by his nickname of "Fritz," had been in failing health for several weeks. He was born June 26, 1917, in Rochester to Frederick and Louise ARMSTRONG FELTY and had lived here until 1939.
Employed as a mechanic, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, was captured by the Nazis and spent three years in a prison camp. He was a member of the American Legion Post here.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Otto CESSNA, R.R.1, Kewanna, and several other distant relatives.
The Rev. Richard MITCHELL, of the First Baptist church officiated at the last rites.

Evelyn V. Clark
Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn V. [BEERY] CLARK, 48, Hartsdale, N.Y., daughter of Otto R. and Carrie TYLER BEERY and sister of Wayne T. BEERY, all of R.R. 4, Rochester, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
The Rev. Louis HASKELL will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Clark, who resided for some time near Leiters Ford, died Saturday afternoon in the White Plains hospital at Hartsdale. She had been ill for one month.
She was born on June 27, 1909, in Logansport and was married to Allen CLARK in Cleveland in 1932. She had lived in Hartsdale for the last 10 years.
Mrs. Clark was a member of the Hartsdale chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving besides the parents and the brother are the husband; a daughter, Susann [CLARK], and a sister, Mrs. Charlotte HALL, Fanwood, N.J.
Eastern Star services will be conducted at 6:45 p.m. today at the Foster and Good funeral home in Rochester where friends may call. The body will be taken to the church at noon Tuesday.

Alice Allman
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning in Indianapolis for Mrs. Alice KOCH ALLMAN, 96, the widow of Sol ALLMAN, one of Rochester's pioneer merchants. Mrs. Allman died at 5 a.m. Sunday in an Indianapolis nursing home after suffering a heart attack Friday night. She had been in apparent good health until then.
Last rites have been scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Aaron-Ruben funeral home in Indianapolis. Entombment will be in the Crown Hill mausoleum, next to the remains of her husband, who died in Long Beach, Cal., in 1936.
Mrs. Allman was born at Cincinnati, O., and would have been 97 years old in August. Her parents were Mrs. and Mrs. Solomon KOCH, who moved to Rochester from Ohio and resided at 1024 Main street.
Her husband, Sol Allman, was born in Germany in 1852 and came to the United States at the age of 15, first joining his brother, Meyer [ALLMAN], in business at Plymouth. He came to Rochester a year later, in 1868, and opened a men's clothing store in the building now occupied by the First National Bank. Later, the store was moved to the north where The Racket now is located. Allman sold his business to J. F.DYSERT in 1918, and moved to Long Beach, Cal. The Allmans for years resided here in the house he built at 1029 Main street.
Mrs. Allman returned to Indianapolis from California in 1945 to live with her niece, Mrs. R. F. GLICK, 3560 Salem street. Mrs. Glick also is a native of Rochester, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph BICCARD. Mrs. Allman had lived in the nursing home in Indianapolis recently.
Surviving are a son, Lester K. ALLMAN, now retired and living in Hollywood, Fla.; the niece, Mrs. GLICK; a granddaughter, Mrs. Joan GREENBURG, Washington, D.D.; and two great-grandchildren, Peter GREENBURG, 18, and Merry GREENBURG, 13.

Tuesday, April 9, 1957

Reece M. Wright
Reece McNeil WRIGHT, 77, died at 10:30 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home in Rochester where he had been a patient the last 14 weeks. A resident of Hebron, he had been ill for six years.
Born Nov. 23, 1879, in Armstrong, Ill., he was the son of William Wallace and Ellen Jane DAVIS WRIGHT. He was married in Vermillion county, Illinois, on Nov. 17, 1897, to Leona DAVIS, who survives.
A retired building contractor in the Hammond area, he was a member of the Hebron Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife, 1219 Lake Shore drive, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Viola) STEFFEY, Rochester; Mrs. Coral (Tressie) STEFFEY, Hammond; Mrs. Fred (Leota) FAHLBERG, Jr., Hammond; one son, Everett M. WRIGHT, Calumet City, Ill.; seven gandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six brothers, Sam [WRIGHT], Bourbon; Owen and Jennings [WRIGHT], both of Potomac, Ill.; Nola and Russell [WRIGHT], Armstrong, Ill.; and Oscar [WRIGHT], Elgin, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Lewis (Mabel) TURNER, Potomac, Ill., and several nieces and nephews. Three sons preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Friends may call there after 7 p.m. today. At 2 p.m. Thursday, services also will be held at the Armstrong (Ill.) Methodist church with burial at the cemetery in Armstrong.

Bert Gorseline
Funeral services for Bert GORSELINE, 79, a lifelong resident of the Kewanna neighborhood, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Henry F. BULGER will officiate and burial will be in the Shaffer cemetery.
Mr. Gorseline died of a heart attack suffered while he shoveled snow at his home Monday morning.
He was the son of John and Susanna RIGGLE GORSELINE and a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are a sister, Lenora HARDING, Kewanna; a brother, Charles E. [GORSELINE], Denver, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

Thursday, April 11, 1957

John W. Herrold and
Pearl Herrold
Two Fulton county persons identified by their auto license plate number as John W. HERROLD, 71, and his wife, Pearl [HERROLD], 68, Grass Creek, were burned beyond recognition this morning near Owensboro, Ky., when an electrical power line came into contact with a house trailer their car was pulling.
The man was electrocuted when he stepped from the car. Mrs. Herrold received only a slight shock when she came to her husband's side, but was consumed by fire when flames suddenly enveloped the car and trailer.
The tragedy occurred on U.S. 231, about nine miles south of Owensboro at 8:45 o'clock.
Reports from scattered souces indicate the Herrolds were returning home after spending the winter in Florida. Officers found remains of grapefruit and tomatoes in the back of the fire- ravaged automobile.
The Harrolds were the parents of Carl HERROLD, Wayne township trustee, and he was the stepfather of Janice HERROLD, a teacher at the Grass Creek school. They had spent the last few winters in Florida, a friend said this morning.
A witness, the Rev. Billy J. COX of Owensboro, said that a power shovel being transported by a tractor-trailer in front of the Herold car snagged the power line. The Herrold car stopped and the line fell onto the house trailer.
When Herrold stepped from the car to investigate, he was electrocuted instantly, the witness said. Mrs. Herrold got out of the auto and came to her husband's aid, where she received a slight electrical shock.
Suddenly the car and trailer became a mass of flames, the witness said, and the bodies of both the Herrolds were burned beyond recognition.
The minister's car was behind the Herrold auto just before the accident. The Rev. Cox said he drove around the Fulton county car, under the electrical line and condinued down the highway.
He looked through the rear view mirror and saw Mr. Herrold begin to get out of his car and so the minister returned to the scene.
The Fulton county sheriff's office, which received first news of the tragedy from Owensboro officers, drove to the Herrold residence this morning. There is no telephone contact between Rochester and Grass Creek because of last week's snow and ice storms.
Funeral arrangements have not been made yet.

Daniel R. Carr
Daniel Ray CARR, 71, died of a heart attack at his home in Delong at noon Wednesday. Death came suddenly to the retired Pennsylvania railroad engineer.
Born in Monterey, he had lived in Logansport for 38 years and moved to Delong 10 years ago. He retired in 1953 after 45 years as a railroad engineer.
Mr. Carr was a member of the Broadway Methodist church at Logansport and of the B. of L.S.E. and B. of L.E. unions.
Surviving are the wife, Daisy MEREDITH, four daughters, Marjorie [CARR], at home; Mrs. James CORKEY, Jr., Logansport; Mrs. Joseph REITENEIER, South Bend; Mrs. Samuel GOODALE, Peoria, Ill.; one brother, Roy [CARR], Mishawaka, and five grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Easterday funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Lewis E. HASKELL of the Delong Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, April 12, 1957

John W. Herrold
and Pearl Herrold
The bodies of John W. HERROLD, 71, and his wife, Pearl [HERROLD], 68, Grass Creek, will be taken to the Harrison Funeral home in Kewanna, which will be in charge of final rites.
The Fulton county couple, returning home from a vacation in Florida, died Thursday morning shortly after a 7,500 volt power line snagged on the vent of a house trailer their car was pulling near Owensboro, Ky.
Mr. Herrold was electrocuted when he stepped from the car. Mrs. Herrold died in a fire which consumed the car seconds later. Both bodies were burned beyond recognition and identification was made through the auto license plate number.
The bodies were taken to the Davis funeral home in Owensboro after the accident.
Officials of Daviess county, Kentucky said a large mechanical shovel being transported on U.S. 231 caught the power line and the line became suspended several feet above the highway.
The Herrold car apparntly passed under the line, but the line caught on the vent pipe of the house trailer, officers said.
Mr. Herrold was electrocted when he got out of the car to investigate and Mrs. Herrold died shortly after reaching her husband's side.
The Herrolds were the parents of Carl HERROLD, Wayne township trustee, and he was the stepfather of James HERROLD, a teacher at the Grass Creek school. Another son, Don [HERROLD], lives in Cheyenne, Wyo. The victims also had four grandchildren.

Jesse T. Swick
Jesse T. SWICK, 80, died at 11 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient the past week. He resided on R.R. 2, Akron.
Born Nov. 17, 1876, in Kosciusko county, he had lived in the Akron community almost his entire life. He was married in 1901 at Burket to Martha BARNES, who survives. His parents were Henry and Elizabeth KELLER SWICK.
Mr. Swick, a retired farmer, was a member of the Olive Bethel church of God.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. I. C. ADAMS of Dalton, Ga., and Mrs. Beulah SMITH, Marion; two sons, Lloyd [SWICK], Rochester, and Merle [SWICK], Akron; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herman and Ray [SWICK], both of Akron. One son, a sister and a brother preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Olive Bethel Church of God with the Rev. Carter CUMMINS officiating, assisted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery north of Akron. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Sunday to lie in state.

Emma Borden
Mrs. Emma BORDEN, 87, 700 Pontiac street, died at Woodlawn hospital at 10:30 a.m. today. She had been admitted to the hospital a week ago.
Born Aug. 23, 1869, in Fulton county, she had resided in the Rochester community her entire life. Her husband, Elmer BORDEN, preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Lutheran church of Rochester.
Surviving are a brother, Delbert LEAVELL, Mentone; two sisters, Mrs. Josie DAWALD and Mrs. Frank UMBAUGH, both residents of the Lutheran Home in Kendallville; and one niece, Mrs. Ethel WHETSTONE, Mentone.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Clarence W. Moon
Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison chapel at Royal Center for Clarence William MOON, 57, who died suddenly at his home southeast of Fulton Wednesday evening from a coronary occlusion.
Employed at the R.B.M. plant in Logansport at the time of his death Mr. Moon was a member of the Tipton lodge of Masons and the Eagles and Elks lodges of Royal Center.
Surviving are his wife, Irene [MOON]; two daughters, Mrs. Rheta TODD, Logansport, and Cheryl Lynn [MOON], at home; one son, John Paul [MOON], Logansport, and one brother, Floyd [MOON], Chicago. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Royal Center.

Saturday, April 13, 1957

Emma Borden
Final rites for Mrs. Emma BORDEN, 87, 700 Pontiac street, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Delmar O. KRUEGER, of St. John's Lutheran church, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochestr I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Borden, a native of Fulton county who had lived in the Rochester community her entire life, died at Woodlawn hospital at 10:30 a.m. Friday after an illness of one week. A brother, two sisters and a niece survive. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Herrold
The Grass Creek E.U.B. church will be the scene of funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. John W. HERROLD, R.R. 2, Grass Creek, at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Rev. John CHAMBERS of Decatur, Ind., former pastor of the Grass Creek church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Herrold were electrocuted in an accident Thursday morning near Owensboro, Ky., as they were enroute home from Florida.
Mr. Herrold, 71, was born on Feb. 6, 1885, in Grass Creek to Henry C. and Sarah JULIAN HERROLD. He was a retired farmer and member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
His wife, the former Pearl F. MILLER, 68, was born in Grass Creek on Aug. 1, 1887, the daughter of Michael and Lydia SNYDER MILLER.
Survivors are two sons, Carl [HERROLD], Wayne township trustee, and Dr. Don W. [HERROLD], Cheyenne, Wyo.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Also surviving Mrs. herrold are a brother, Alva MILLER, Lucerne, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel HUDKINS, Kewanna.
Mr. Herrold also is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Laura SEDAM and Mrs. Anna HIZER, Grass Creek, and Mrs. Pearl WILLIAMS, Kewanna, and a brother, L.O. HERROLD, Salem, Ore.

Monday, April 15, 1957

Clyde E. Miller
Clyde E. MILLER, 72, who resided northeast of Marshtown near Kewanna, died of a heart ailment Sunday evening after an illness of two years. He had lived in the Kewanna vicinity all his life.
A member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and the Kewanna Baptist church, Mr. Miller was born in Kewanna on Aug. 14, 1884. He was the son of Jacob and Mary ROGERS MILLER.
On Feb. 11, 1905, he was married in Logansport to Coda HOWER, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Elmer [MILLER], Tipp City, Ohio; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Earl and Charles [MILLER], Kewanna, and Harley [MILLER], South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Oma EMMERSON, Logansport.
Services will be in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel Tuesday evening.

Martha Mueller
Mrs. Martha MUELLER, Ft. Wayne, mother of Max MUELLER, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Sunday morning in Ft. Wayne. Funeral services will be in Ft. Wayne at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Ora Shoemaker
Ora "Ode" SHOEMAKER, 77, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 1 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw, of a heart ailment. He had been ill for six weeks.
A lifelong resident of the Akron community, Mr. Shoemaker was born in Akron on June 26, 1879 to Joseph and Diana SWICK SHOEMAKER. He was married to Louie BARBER in 1916 in Warsaw.
Mr. Shoemaker was a retired employee of the Bendix Aviation plant in South Bend and a member of the Eel River Brethren church and the Alexandria I.O.O.F.
Surviving are the widow at home; two daughters, Mrs. Betty HAMILTON, Leesburg, and Mrs. Mary GAGNON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bertha SMITH, R.R. 1, Silver Lake and a brother, Elmer [SHOEMAKER], Silver Lake. Three brothers preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1:30 Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Andrew A. Gast
Andrew Almondo GAST, Akron, Fulton county's oldest citizen and only centenarian, died at 8 a.m. Sunday in Warsaw, five months before he was to observe his 102nd birthday anniversary.
A lifelong resident of Akron except when he lived in Rochester while Fulton county sheriff for two terms beginning in 1888, "Double A" died in the Alfran Nursing Home after an illness of three months.
Mr. Gast was born in Akron on Sept. 14, 1855, when the town was called Newark. His parents were a rugged pioneer father, Andrew [GAST], who walked to Newark from Ft. Wayne to settle, and a Swiss-born mother, the former Marie HALBEISEN, who grew the community's first tulips.
Double A is credited with the most firsts in his hometown. He was active in the formation of the first telephone and electric companies in the town, went into business making clay tile and built the Akron Methodist church as well as numerous schools, other churches and roads. He also built the Opera House where Masonic Hall now stands.
A staunch Democrat, Mr. Gast was believed to be the youngest sheriff of the county when he was elected at the ae of 33. He was Akron Postmaster when elected sheriff.
After two terms of two years as sheriff, Mr. Gast embarked on a business career during which he formed the Gast Construction company. The sons--Estel and Robert--still operate the business in Warsaw.
About 25 years ago he was named a member of the State Fair Board, was a 62-year member of the Akron Masonic Lodge and was a member of the Warsaw Commandry of the Knights Templar.
Mr. Gast also was a 42-year member of the Murat Shrine Temple in Indianapolis and a member of the Methodist church, the Knights of Pythias and the Eastern Star in Akron, the Royal Arch in Rochester and the Blue Lodge of Warsaw.
There was a big celebration during the Akron Fair when Double A reached the century mark in September of 1955. Former Governor Henry F. Schricker was on hand to help him cut the cake.
On that day Mr. Gast said he owed his longevity to the good cooking of his wife, the former Etta BITTERS, to whom he was married on Oct. 27, 1886. His first wife was Laura BALL.
Surviving are Mrs. Gast, 92; four sons, Robert and Estel A. GAST, Warsaw, Karl [GAST], Rochester, who operates the Gast Furniture store here, and Whitney H. GAST, Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Marie TALBOT, Los Angeles; sixteen grandchildren. A son, Tom [GAST], preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. CST Tuesday in the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Claude FAWNS. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
The family was to receive friends at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. today and from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday. The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 16, 1957

Lucille D. Riner
Mrs. Lucille D. RINER, 65, Indianapolis, formerly of Argos, died suddenly of a heart seizure at 4 p.m. Monday in her home. She had lived in Indianapolis for the last 30 years.
Born in Argos in 1892, Mrs. Riner was the daughter of Burwell C. and Frances SCHOONOVER. She had lived in Argos until moving to Indianapolis in 1927.
Surviving are the husband, Hugh H. RINER, Indianapolis; a niece; a nephew and two cousins.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, April 17, 1957

W. H. Reish
Funeral services for W. H. REISH, Kent, Ohio, a native of Leiters Ford, were conducted in Kent Tuesday. Mr. Reish died Saturday after an illness of several weeks.
Mr. Reish was reared in Leiters Ford and had several relatives and friends in that community.

Thursday, April 18, 1957

Otto Hood
Funeral services for Otto HOOD, 66, Brook, Ind., brother of Mrs. Chloa RENO of Rochester, will be in Brook Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Brook cemetery.
Mr. Hood died Wednesday of a heart ailment after being ill several years.
The son of Isiah B. and Laura BROWN HOOD, Mr. Hood was born on Oct. 16, 1901. He was married in 1912 [sic] to Lilah FROUHAUF.
Surviving besides Mrs. Reno are the widow, six daughters, four sons, a brother and another sister.

Friday, April 19, 1957

[no obits]

Saturday, April 20, 1957

Harriet Belle Brown
Harriet Belle "Hattie" BROWN, 82, died at 9:15 o'clock this morning in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since April 12. Miss Brown, who resided at 328 West Second street, had been bedfast since fracturing her hip six years ago.
Born Sept. 6, 1874, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Jacob P. and Mary M. SPOHN BROWN. She was a member of the Trinity E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Bessie S. BROWN and Miss Mamie E. BROWN, both residing at 328 West Second street; and one niece, Mrs. Lillian CHRISTENSEN, Big Harbor, Wash.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Fremont WILLMERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, April 22, 1957

Gladys Castleman
Gladys Gay (GARNER) CASTLEMAN, 57, R.R. 4, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Burton Methodist church.
The Rev. Edith BRUNER, of the Lafayette Conger street Methodist church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Harley DAVIS. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Castleman, a life resident of Fulton county and active in club and church affairs in this area, died at her home at 5 a.m. Sunday. She had been ill for six months.
She was a member of the Burton Methodist church and of the W.S.C.S. there and taught the Wedding Ring class of that church.
Mrs. Castleman was chairman for religion in the Fulton County Women's club and a member of the Fulton H.D. club, the Woodlawn hospital auxiliary and sponsor for the Fulton County 4-H organization.
She was born on Jan. 25, 1900, to William and A'Della (PRILL) GARNER. On Feb. 26, 1920, she was married to Vernon "Bill" CASTLEMAN in Rochester.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Frances BAXTER and Mrs. Carolyn HUNTER, R.R. 4, Rochester; two grandchildren, Douglas and LeAnn BAXTER; two sisters; Mrs. William KENNELL, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Ellis ZAHNISER, Oceanside, Cal.; a brother, Clyde GARNER, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews.
Four brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
The body has been taken from the Foster and Good funeral home in Rochester to the residence at Burton, where friends may call. The body will lie in state one hour before services.

Infant Zartman
Graveside rites were held Saturday afternoon for the infant daughter of Tom and Carolyn NEWELL ZARTMAN, who reside four miles east of Fulton. The baby died at birth Friday.
Surviving are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett NEWELL and Mr. and Mrs. Robert ZARTMAN, all of near Fulton. Burial was in the Fulton cemetery.

Tuesday, April 23, 1957

Ethel E. Leonard
Final rites for Mrs. Ethel E. LEONARD, 78, prominent life resident of Macy, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Macy Methodist church, of which she was a member.
The Rev. Jack PAVEY and the Rev. I. T. ROGERS, both of Macy, will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery near Macy.
Mrs. Leonard died at her home at 1:30 p.m. Monday after an illness of two years.
Mrs. Leonard was a member of the W.S.C.S. of the Macy Methodist church, the Macy W.C.T.U. and the Mothers club of Macy, the Daughters of Union Veterans, Peru, and the Amaranth of Peru.
Until her illness two years ago, she was director of the soldiers and sailors department of the Indiana W.C.T.U.
The wife of Ollie LEONARD, Macy hardware dealer, Mrs. Leonard was born in Macy on April 6, 1879, to Onis and Rhoda DUKES CASE. She was married in Macy on Dec. 27, 1899.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Onis M. [LEONARD], Michigan City; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth ROBBINS, a teacher in the Macy school, and Miss Jean LEONARD, South Bend; a granddaugter, Susan ROBBINS, Macy, and a bother, Rollie CASE, Macy.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the residence, where the body will be taken from the McCain fneral home near Denver. The body will lie in state one hour.

Clyde A. Gearhart
Clyde A. GEARHART, 74, a lifelong resident of the Disko community, died at 10:10 a.m. Today at his Disko residence after a year's illness.
A retired foundry worker, Mr. Gearhart was a member of the Disko Methodist church.
He was born on April 15, 1883, in Wabash county to John and Emma HILEMAN GEARHART and was married in November, 1915, to Goldie HOOVER, who survives.
Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Geneva [GEARHART], at home, and Mrs. Elberta MORTS, R.R. 5, Warsaw; five brothers, Frank [GEARHART], Akron; Guy [GEARHART], Portland, Ore., and Charles, Ralph and Earl [GEARHART], rural route Silver Lake; a sister, Mrs. Mertie GOOD, Leiters Ford, and one grandchild.
Two daughters, a son, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. CST Thursday in the Disko Methodist church with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Graceland cemetery at Claypool.
Friends may call at the residence after 2 p.m. Wednesday and until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. All times are Central Standard Time.

Earl A. Sausaman
Earl A. SAUSAMAN, 71, who had lived his entire life in the Akron vicinity, died in his Akron home at 12:30 p.m. Monday of a stroke. He had been ill for 15 months.
A poultry dealer, Mr. Sausaman was a member of the Akron Woodsmens Lodge.
Mr. Sausaman was born in Miami county on Feb. 5, 1886, to Thomas and Florence HOFFMAN SAUSAMAN. On Dec. 1, 1915, he was married to Faye STUDEBAKER who died in 1945.
Surviving are a son, Robert [SAUSAMAN], Akron; a nephew, Jack [SAUSAMAN], Akron; three grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Virgil HIRE and Mrs. Clifford BRADWAY, Rocheter, and Mrs. Ben HERENDEEN, Akron.
Services will be in the Akron Methodist church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating, assisted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 1 p.m. Wednesday, when the body will be taken to the church.

Wednesday, April 24, 1957 to Thursday, April 25, 1957

[no obits]

Friday, April 26, 1957

Floyd Dickey
Mrs. Ray WOODCOX, 613 East Ninth street, has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Floyd DICKEY of Ashland, Ore.
Mrs. DICKEY, who visited in Rochester last summer, is the sister of Mrs. Mary SCROXTON, Mrs. Frank JUSTICE and Mrs. Cora BATHRICK of Florida, and Mrs. WOODCOX.

Saturday, April 27, 1957

Ruth Colfer
Final rites for Mrs. Ruth COLFER, 63, Chicago, a native of Rochester, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Chicago. Mrs. Colfer died of a heart ailment Wednesday in Chicago.
The daughter of Levi and Emma HORN, Mrs. Colfer left Rochester when she was 23 years old. She had been married to Frank COLFER for 32 years at the time of her death. She previously was married to Cy SOALES.
Survivors include five children, a sister and fourteen grandchildren.

Monday, April 29, 1957

Dean Woolington
Final rites for Dean WOOLINGTON, 19, Kewanna, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Kewanna Baptist church with the Rev. Robert BELT officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 7 p.m. today. The body will be taken to the church at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A Purdue university student, home for the weekend, the youth was electrocuted early Sunday evening when a model airplane he had built struck a high tension wire as he was demonstrating the craft to a group of friends.
His father, Harold WOOLINGTON, a building contractor and assistant fire chief at Kewanna, gave artificial respiration at the Kewanna softball field where the tragedy occurred.
He then rushed his son to Woodlawn hospital here, but the youth was declared dead on arrival by Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner.
Woolington, a star hurdler and a basketball player at Kewanna high school before his graduation last year, was an Air Force R.O.T.C. student at Purdue. He was anticipating a career as an Air Force jet pilot.
He was a licensed pilot and often flew a private plane owned by his family. He was scheduled to attend an air base for training this summer as part of his AFROTC class.
Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Donald and Charles [WOOLINGTON]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles MOON, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy WOOLINGTON, all of Kewanna.

Infant Eatmon
Graveside services were conducted this morning at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry for the infant son of Melvin and Alene (GOWER) EATMON, R.R. 1, Rochester.
The infant died at birth at 1 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving are the parents; a brother, Billy Wayne [EATMON], and a sister, Charlotte [EATMON], all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. GOWER, Logansport; and the patrnal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Odie EATMON, Keiser, Ark.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, April 30, 1957 to Wednesday, May 1, 1957

[no obits]

Thursday, May 2, 1957

Lana Brock
A "sex man" confessed killer of women has admitted another murder, that of a former Macy grade school pupil on Sept. 24, 1956 at New Chicago, Ind.
A former mental institution inmate, George Robert BROWN, 25-year-old Gary steelworker, told authorities in Crown Point, Wednesday of the rape-slaying of Lana BROCK, 16, of New Chicago.
The confession came within 24 hours of his admission of the strangulation of a Gary beauty shop operator, Mrs. Mildred GRIGONIS, 30. The murders came only 25 days apart.
School records show the Brock girl attended the fifth grade at Macy during the 1950-51 term while her parents operated a farm in Miami county. The family later moved to New Chicago.
After a day of ceaseless questioning, Brown made an oral confession that he lay in wait for the girl last Sept. 24, assaulted her and choked her, deputies said.
Then threw her body under an overhanging sand dune and stomped tons of sand onto the girl's still-living body. When it was discovered last Oct. 2, the girl's lungs were filled with sand, indicating she died of suffocation.
On Tuesday, Brown admitted attacking and strangling Mrs. Grigonis and burying her in a similar grave in the desolate dunes country, only two miles from the spot the Brock girl was to be interred alived.
The murders were uncovered because Brown could not resist the urge to return constantly to Mrs. Grigonis' grave ad dump garbage on it so "no one could find her."
Neighbors spotted him at the grisly task and when he was arrested on car theft charges three weeks ago, tipped off police.
Brown confessed the first murder and led deputies to the hidden, white clad skeleton. He denied the Brock murder until police got a report that his wife had known of his guilt for some time.

Friday, May 3, 1957

Curtis E. Smith
Curtis E. SMITH, 71, former resident of Rochester, died early today at his home n Dragoon Trail near Mishawaka after a nine-year illness. He had lived 30 years in St. Joseph county but spent his early years in the Rochester community.
Mr. Smith was born in Lincoln, Neb., March 24, 1886, and was married at Richland Center on Jan. 28, 1906, to Etta Faye GORDON of Tiosa. His parents were Albert and Nancy BLUE SMITH. He was a retired carpenter.
Surviving are the widow; one brother, Dell [SMITH], Miami Shores, Fla.; three sons, Gordon [SMITH], Bourbon; Harold [SMITH], South Bend and Paul [SMITH], Edwardsburg, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Ivo PEDDYCORD, North Liberty; Mrs. Forrest CAMPBELL and Mrs. Fred CHAMPAYNE, both of South Bend, and Mrs. Ralph DURHAM, Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka with burial in Memorial Park cemetery in South Bend. Friends may call after noon Saturday.

Ida May Rouch
Ida May ROUCH, 88, died at 1 o'clock this morning at the Rochester Nursing Home following an eight-year illness. Mrs. Rouch had been a resident of the Fulton community her entire life.
Born Dec. 16, 1868, near Leiters Ford, she was the daughter of George and Jennie MILLISER MOON. She was married Sept. 21, 1893, to Schuyler ROUCH, who died March 9, 1947. Mrs. Rouch was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are three brothers, Charles MOON, Rocheser; Sam MOON, South Bend, and Frank MOON, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Clara YELTON, South Bend, and seven nieces and nephews. One daughter, Lela [ROUCH], and three brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Donald ABBEY officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.

Saturday, May 4, 1957

Guy Parkhurst
Guy PARKHURST, 63, a lifelong resident of near Argos, died suddenly at 6:45 p.m. Friday of a heart attack in the rural route three home where he was born.
Mr. Parkhurst died in the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Arthur PARKHURST. His parents, John and Alice PARKHURST, had lived in the home before him. His brother, Arthur [PARKHURST], died last year.
An employee of the Nickel Plate railroad for 38 years before his retirement, Mr. Parkhurst was born on May 26, 1893. He never married. Surviving besides the sister-in-law are a brother, Ronald [PARKHURST], of Argos, a nephew and three nieces.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Edward BOASE, of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery near Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, May 6, 1957

India May Griffin
Final rites for Mrs. India May GRIFFIN, 94, Indianapolis, whose son Gordon [GRIFFIN], lived in Rochester for seven years, were conducted this afternoon in Indianapolis. Burial was in Crown Hill cemetery.
Mr. Griffin, who as a child played tennis with James Whitcomb RILEY, noted Hoosier poet, died early Saturday morning. She had lived in Indianapolis for 60 years. Her husband, Samuel, died in the 1930s.
Her son, Gordon, who rsides in Indianapolis now, lived in Rochester from 1950-1957 and operated the Flag Pole drive-in on East Ninth street.

Perry A. Fisher
Word has been received of the death of Perry A. FISHER, New York, who formerly resided west of Richland Center.
Mr. Fisher leaves a step-mother, Mrs. Edna B. FISHER of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Leo V. KENDALL of Rochester and Mrs. Harry B. CLARK, of Pittsfield, Mass.; two brothers, Russell [FISHER] of Rochester and Raymond [FISHER] of New York; two half-sisters, Mrs. Reena BROWN of Rochester and Mrs. J. R. FISHER of Valparaiso; and two half-brothers, Roy D. [FISHER], of Rochester, and Albert [FISHER], of Utah.

Tuesday, May 7, 1957

John Kutz
John KUTZ, 66, Huntington, husband of the former Ina O'CONNEL of Rochester, died of a heart attack at 7 p.m. Monday after an illness of one month.
A Huntington resident most of his life, he was an engineer on the Erie railroad and a member of the Christian church in Huntington.
Among the survivors besides the widow are a brother-in-law, Clarence O'CONNEL, and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Guy (Rhoda) PRICE and Mrs. Paul (Pearl) DORSETT, all of Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bailey funeral home, Huntington. Burial will be in Huntington.

James P. Wagner
Word has been received of the death of James Phillip WAGNER, 52, Huston, Texas, the son of William and Effa (BACON) WAGNER, and a native of Rochester.
Mr. Wagner was fatally injured in a head-on traffic crash during a severe rainstorm April 28 while driving from his sport shop in Huston to one of his other stores in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Surviving are the widow and a sister, Mrs. K. W. (June) KNOPP. Burial was in Huston.

Edyth Alma Overmyer
Mrs. Charles S. [Edyth Alma] OVERMYER, 61, prominent local clubwoman and church leader, died suddenly at 2:15 o'clock this morning from a heart attack suffered at her home four miles east of Rochester.
Mrs. Overmyer had not been ill and her death came as a shock to her family and friends.
Mrs. Overmyer, nee Edyth Alma KINGERY, was born Aug. 11, 1895, in Rochester and had spent her entire life in the community, graduating from Rochester high school. Her parents were Hiram and Minnie CAPLINGER KINGERY.
She was married in Rochester Oct. 31, 1914, to Charles S. OVERMYER, who survives.
Mrs. Overmyer was a member of the First Christian church where she was active in the Christian Women's Fellowship work as well as other church activities. She also was a charter member of the Child Study club and a member of the Woman's Club and the McKinley home demonstration club. She had served as president of all these organizations. Her clubwork also included active participation in Fulton County Federation of clubs projects.
Surviving, besides the husband are one daughter, Mrs. William (June) BRINKROEGER, Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Jack K. OVERMYER, editor of The News-Sentinel; and four granddaughters, Laura, Elizabeth, Sarah and Jennifer OVERMYER.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. CDT Thursday at the First Christian church with the Rev. James KIMSEY officiating. The Rev. Fremont WILLMERT of the Trinity E.U.B. church will assist. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, May 8, 1957

Nellie Babcock
Final rites for Mrs. Nellie BABCOCK, DDS, a native of Rochester, who once was the city's Mayor, will be a the First Baptist church Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Richard MITCHELL will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Babcock, 89, died Tuesday at the Odd Fellows home in Greensburg where she had been a resident since Marcy 1.
From Oct. 26, 1938 to Jan. 1, 1939 Mrs. Babcock served as Mayor of Rochester after being appointed to the post by the City Council following the death in office of her husband, Dr. James L. BABCOCK. Dr. Babcock was elected in 1935 and died on Oct. 7, 1938.
Mrs. Babcock was the only woman to occupy the Rochester mayor's chair in the 47-year history of the office.
Born in Rochester on Dec. 11, 1868, she had lived her entire life in this city and vicinity until moving to Greensburg. She was the daughter of James and Bethany RADER STEVENS.
Mrs. Babcock was a dentist by occupation, having been graduated from Northwestern university dental school on April 2, 1897. She also had been a member of the First Baptist church for more than 50 years.
She was married to James L. BABCOCK, DDS, on Dec. 30, 1886.
Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, among them Mrs. Charles WILLARD, Rochester, and Mrs. Alva PETTY, Peru, and a great-nephew, Ralph LILLARD, Indianapolis.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Nina France
Funeral services for Mrs. Nina A. PUTMAN FRANCE, 34, of near Akron, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Omega church. The Rev. William TWEEDDALE, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Mrs. France, who lived with her parents west of Akron, died at 4:10 a.m.Wednesday of carcinoma after an illness of one year.
She had been employed at the Deluxe Coil company, Wabash, and was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
A resident of the Akron vicinity all her life except for nine years when she lived in Wabash, Mrs. France was born on July 26, 1922, to Folen and Marie POWELL PUTMAN.
Surviving besides the parents are four children: Alvin, Eugene, Shirley and Tommy [FRANCE]; four sisters: Mrs. Eva WESTWOOD, Rochester, Mrs. Irene REAM and Mrs. Pauline DOLL, Walkerton, and Mrs. Mable RUCKER, Wabash; two brothers, Doyle [PUTMAN] of Argos and Marvin [PUTMAN] of North Manchester, and her grandmother, Mrs. Amanda POWELL of Rochester.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 7 p.m. today to the parents' home west of Akron where friends may call until 1:30 p.m. Friday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Thursday, May 9, 1957

Bertha E. Trickle
Bertha E. TRICKLE, 69, an active Laketon clubwoman, died at her home at 4:45, p.m. Wednesday of a coronary occlusion after an illness of a few hours.
A native of Montreal, Canada, Mrs. Trickle was a past state president of the Spanish American Auxilary, Wabash, a past Worthy Matron of the North Manchester Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Sunset Post of the American Legion Auxiliary at Laketon.
A candlelight service will be conducted at 8 p.m. today by the Ivy chapter of the O.E.S., North Manchester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Laketon E.U.B. church with the Rev. Dwight McCLURE officiating. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetry. The Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron is in charge of services.

Friday, May 10, 1957

[no obits]

Saturday, May 11, 1957

Infant Hackworth
Graveside services were scheduled for 3 p.m. today at the Silver Lake cemetery for the infant son of Vernal and Margie LEE HACKWORTH, Akron, who died shortly after birth in Woodlawn hospital Friday afternoon.
The Rev. Willis WHITTAKER was to officiate at the services. The Sheets fneral home in Akron was in charge.
Surviving besides the parents are three sistes and the grandparents.

Raymond Lee Ramsey
Raymond Lee RAMSEY, infant son of James and Connie Jo (SINGPIEL) RAMSEY, Akron, died at 4:10 p.m. Friday, shortly after birth at Woodlawn hospital.
Graveside services were conducted this morning at the Akron cemetery with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Sheets funeral home in Akron was in charge.
Surviving besides the parents are a sister; two brothers; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Verlin RAMSEY, Akron, and the maternal grandfather, Con SINGPIEL, New Paris.

Mike Zorovich
Mike ZOROVICH, 79, R.R. 2, Rochester, died this morning at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Friday. He was taken to Woodlawn from the Miller Nursing Home where he had been confined since February.
Mr. Zorovich was born Aug. 20, 1877, in Klasmich, Austria. He was a retired baker and a veteran of the Austrian army. He came to this city from Disko, Ind., and his wife, Mildred [ZOROVICH], preceded him in death.
The body will be removed from Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here to Gary and burial will be in a Gary cemetery.

Robert A. Davis
Robert A. DAVIS, 33, native of Winamac, died at 9:40 a.m. Friday in the Veterans hospital in Hines, Ill. He lived at 227 South 25th street, South Bend, and had been ill since March.
Suviving are the wife, Marilyn McKEE WHITEHEAD [DAVIS], the parents, Mr. and Ms. Berne E. DAVIS; two stepsons and one sister.
Graveside services will be held at the Winamac cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday.

Monday, May 13, 1957

Nancy Martin
Mrs. Nancy MARTIN, 76, who lived with her daughter, Mrs. Russell KOCH, Talma, died of carcinoma at 10:40 p.m. Sunday at her daughter's home. She had been in ill health for a year and seriously ill four months.
Mrs. Martin had lived with her children since the death in 1942 of her husband, Orville [MARTIN]. They had been married on Christmas Day, 1903.
Born in Kosciusko county on July 18, 1880, Mrs. Martin was the daughter of Hugh and Alice (LIZENBEE) STACKHOUSE. She was a member of the Mount Tabor Church of God.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Koch and another daughter, Mrs. Joe MILLER, Akron rural route; a son, Ornell [MARTIN], South Bend; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret ARNDT, Stockwell, Ind.; Mrs. Laura LONG, Warsaw, and Mrs. Nora GRIMM, Milford, and two brothers, Ralph STACKHOUSE, Bourbon, and Tom STACKHOUSE, Leesburg.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Reed funeral home in Mentone, with the Rev. Victor YEAGER, Akron, officiating. Burial will be in the Stony Creek cemetery north of Atwood.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Milo Cutshall
Final rites for Milo CUTSHALL, 83, a lifelong resident of Akron and vicinity, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron Methodist church.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Mr. Cutshall, a building contractor, died of tetanus at Woodlawn hospital at 1:15 p.m. Saturday after an illness of one week.
Born on March 24, 1874 near Akron, Mr. Cutshall was the son of Arnold and Sarah (ESHELMAN) CUTSHALL. He was marrid Oct. 17, 1895 to Martha PONTIUS, who died in 1945.
Mr. Cutshall was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic Lodge, the Order of Eastern Star and the Knights of Pythias, all of Akron, and the North Central Contractors Association of Indiana.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Neva) KRETZMEIER, Batesville,and Mrs. Lamoine (Marie) HAND, Akron; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A son, Willis [CUTSHALL] preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 1 p.m. Tuesday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Carrie May Swinehart
Mrs. Carrie May SWINEHART, 93, died early this morning at her home in Mishawaka, where she moved 50 years ago from Rochester.
Her husband, the late Marion SWINEHART, once was Fulton county recorder and a son, Ormond E. [SWINEHART], was court reporter. She is the last member of her immedite family.
Mrs. Swinehart was born in Fulton county, May 11, 1864, to John and Mary Catherine PERSCHBACHER. She was married Aug. 11, 1883, to Daniel Marion SWINEHART. She was a member of the Mishawaka Lutheran church.
Surviving are four children, Mrs. Allen (Coral) HACK, Fred C. SWINEHART and Mrs. Stella ELLISON, all of Mishawaka, and Dean Marion SWINEHART, Long Beach,Cal.
Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran church, Main and Seventh streets in Mishawaka, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mishawaka.

George W. Felder
George W. FELDER, 78, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Beatty Memorial Hospital in Westville, where he had been a patient for 10 days. He resided at 317 Pontiac street in Rochester.
Death, caused by pneumonia, came after a serious illness of only a day.
Mr. Felder was born Nov. 7, 1878, in Rochester. He left the city in 1905 to reside in Detroit, returning here in 1948. His parents were Christian L. and Louise HUCK FELDER and he was married Aug. 20, 1905, in Rochester to Ella BAILEY, who survives.
Mr. Felder was a retired hardware dealer and a member of the Grace Methodist church here. He was a graduate of Rochester Normal University and Michigan State Teachers College.
Other survivors are a son, Howard B. [FELDER], Berrien Springs, Mich.; two grandchildren, Tom and Lynn FELDER, Berrien Springs, and one sister, Mrs. J. C. GORSLINE, Logansport. Four brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The family has requested the omission of flowers.

Mrs. Cecil Day
Fred M. DAY, Loyal, has received word of the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Cecil DAY, Sturgis, Mich.
The Cecil Days both were born in Rochester and moved to Sturgis about 20 years ago.
Services will be in Sturgis, and burial will be in Plymouth.

Mary B. Caple
Mrs. Mary B. CAPLE, 90, Cromwell, a former Argos resident, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Mock Nursing home, Wilmont, Ind., after an illness of four years.
She left Argos about two yeards ago to live with her son, Charles [CAPLE], in Cromwell, Ind.
Mrs. Caple was born on Feb. 11, 1867, in Logansport to Charles and Susan (LEEDY) MORGAN. In 1873 she was married in Argos to Dr. Alfred Z. CAPLE, who died in 1911.
She was a member of the Christian church at Angola.
Surviving besides the son are two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert WRIGHT, Cromwell, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ora Wolf
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today for Ora WOLF, 71, Logansport, who died late Friday night at Memorial hospital in that city after a lingering illness. Burial was in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
He was born April 6, 1886, in Akron, the son of George and Ella JOHNSON WOLF.
Surviving are his wife, Elsie [WOLF], two half-sisters, Mrs. Dessie GREATHOUSE, Rochester, and Mrs. Mary McCARTY, Peru; and an uncle, Albert, Rochester. Two sons preceded him in death.

Ruth D. Sutton
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pilgrim Holiness church in Fulton for Mrs. Ruth D. SUTTON, 64, former Fulton resident,who died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday at the Nyona Lake home of her daughter, Mrs. John SHEETZ. She had been ill seven months.
The Rev. Lloyd LEHUE will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. The body was taken from the Ditmire funeral home this morning to the Sheetz home, a fourth-mile west of Nyona Lake, where friends may call.
Mrs. Sutton, a Cass county native, had been employed 15 years at the R.B.M. plant in Logansport. She was born Nov. 20, 1892, in Twelve Mile, the daughter of Frank and Armilda CORNWELL KRATHWOHL.
She ewas a Fulton high school graduate and a member of the Pilgrim Holiness church. She was married Dec. 20, 1914 to Homer SUTTON.
Surviving are one son, Don [SUTTON], Williamsburg, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Russell MOOREHOUSE, South Bend; Mrs. SHEETZ, Nyona Lake, and Mrs. Joseph MARSH, Coloma, Mich.; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bernice REYBURN, Peru. One daughter preceded her in death.

Tuesday, May 14, 1957

Clara Ellen Houser
Mrs. Clara Ellen HOUSER, 72, died Monday at 1:30 a.m. at her home in Burnettsville. She was the mother of Mrs. Beulah RYNEARSON.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Burtnettsville Baptist church, of which Mrs. Houser was a member. Burial will be in the Davis cemetery.
Also surviving are the husband; two sons; three other daughters; forty-two grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters.

Wednesday, May 15, 1957

Marie E. Gorsline
Mrs. Marie Elizabeth GORSLINE, 81, died at her home in Logansport this morning at 5 o'clock, less than three days after the death of her brother, George FELDER.
The daughter of Christian and Louise HOOK FELDER, she was born in Rochester Aug. 8, 1865. She was married on Dec. 2, 1894, to John C. GORSLINE, who preceded her in deth.
Surviving are six children, Dr. Donald GORSLINE, Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. Louise ZELLERS, Kewanna; Robert GORSLINE, Peru; Mrs. Doris BOOSE, Frankfort; Mrs. Mildred COFFMAN, Lucerne; and Dr. John GORSLINE, Logansport; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Last rites for her brother, George Felder, were held this afternoon.

Thursday, May 16, 1957

Cindy Lou Williams
Prayer services were conducted this afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Cindy Lou WILLIAMS, infant daughter of Arthur and Ilo SULLIVAN WILLIAMS, 427 Railroad street, Argos.
The Rev. Wayne TIPPEY of the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church officiated and burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The infant died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Osteopathic hospital at South Bend, two days after birth.
Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Dianne Lynn [WILLIAMS], at home; four half-brothers, Clyde, Richard and Roland BROWN at home, and Robert BROWN, Argos; a half-sister, Mrs. Barbara HOOKER, Argos, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John SULLIVAN, Plymouth.

Marie Gorsline
Final rites for Mrs. Marie GORSLINE, 82, Logansport, a native of Rochester, will be at 4 p.m. Friday in the Chase-Miller chapel in Logansport.
The Rev. Dale BEATTY will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. The family asks that flowers be omitted.
Mrs. Gorsline died at 4 p.m. Wednesday at her home, three days after the death of her brother, George FELDER.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, May 17, 1957 to Saturday, May 18, 1957

[no obits]

Monday, May 20, 1957

Dr. Loy L. Anderson
Dr. Loy L. ANDERSON, retired Argos veterinarian, died at 11 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ray MILLER, Koontz Lake near Walkerton. He was 75 years old.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was removed to the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Dennis D. Lockwood
Dennis Delbert LOCKWOOD, 70, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital from a ruptured appendix. A resident of Deedsville, he had been ill four days.
Born Dec. 12, 1886, at Deedsville, he was the son of George and Mary CLINGENTELL LOCKWOOD. He was married at Valley Forge, Kan., to Grace FORBES, who preceded him in death. Mr. Lockwood was a retired male nurse.
Surviving are three sons, Delbert Lewis [LOCKWOOD], Great Falls, Mont.; William Howard [LOCKWOOD], Gashland, Mo.; and Glen Albert [LOCKWOOD], Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Verna Maxine CLEVENGER, Elmira, Mo.; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha ADAMS, Mrs. Marie BAKER and Miss Anita LOCKWOOD, all of Grand Junction, Colo., and one brother, Ethert LOCKWOOD, Grand Junction.
Funeral services will be held at the McCain funeral home near Denver at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Deedsville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Hugh L. Jordan
A former Rochester resident, father of eight children, was killed in an automobile accident west of Winamac Saturday during a week-end in which 16 persons died violent deaths on Indiana highways.
He was Hugh L. JORDAN, 38, Logansport, who left Rochester with his family about a year ago. The Jordans, who resided here at 119 East Ninth street, resided in Plymouth for a time and then returned to Logansport, where they had lived before coming to Rochester two years ago. A truck driver, Jordan was employed by the Chicago Express Inc.
Dead with Jordan in the accident which occurred 11 miles west of Winamac on State Road 14, was David HUCKINSON, 35, Chicago, formerly of Thornhope, Ind. Jordan suffered a broken neck and fractures of both legs. Huckinson's body was badly mangled.
Jordan apparently was driving and the two men evidently fell asleep, their car striking a bridge abutment and hurtling into a water-filled ditch below. The car still was on its wheels in the water, which was up to the seat cushion of the car, when a passerby found the wreck seven hours later. Time of the wreck was established at 2 a.m. because Jordan's watch stopped at that time.
The car struck the bridge with such force that it tore the entire front end off the car, including the motor, hood and fenders.
Surviving Jordan are his wife, Virginia [JORDAN], and children, Tom, 19, Mildred, 16, Dale, 15, Sandra, 13, Brenda, 11, Phyllis, 10, Roger, 9, and Floyd 7. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery.

Paul Whitton
Paul WHITTON, 47, died suddenly Sunday at his home in Fort Wayne. He had not been ill. His wife is the former Esther ZEGAFUSE of this city.
Also surviving are three sons, Doyle [WHITTON], in the U. S. Army, and Jerry and Robert [WHITTON], at home. Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McComb funeral home in Fort Wayne with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Emma Smith
Mrs. Emma SMITH, 81, longtime member of the Tiosa community, died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been confined since suffering a stroke at her home Friday.
Born April 6, 1876, in Pulaski county, she had lived most of her life near Tiosa. She was the daughter of Israel and Sarah MYERS OVERMYER and first was married in 1893 to James PALMER, who died in 1908. Her second marriage was to Guy SMITH on May 23, 1927. He died April 8, 1955.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Carmen KATH and Mrs. Doris LONG, both of Tiosa, and Mrs. Mary ZUMBAUGH, Chase, Mich.; two sons, Dewald PALMER, R.R. 5, Rochester; and Cecil [PALMER], Bell Gardens, Cal.; three stepchildren, Mrs. Donna HAIGH, Chebanse, Ill.; Mrs. Lola KONOW, South Bend, and Roy SMITH, R.R. 3, Argos; twenty-three grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Della SMITH, Rochester. One son, James [PALMER], died in 1938.
Funeral services will be held at the Tiosa Brethren church, of which Mrs. Smith was a member, at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Wayne SWIHART, Valparaiso, officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery.
Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Orville LONG, Tiosa, after 1 p.m. today until noon Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the services.

Earl E. Follin
Earl Edward FOLLIN, 65, station agent for the Nickel Plate railroad here the past nine years, died of adenocarcinoma of the lung at 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the home of his son, Earl [FOLLIN], Jr., R.R. 5, Muncie. Mr. Follin, who lived at 1031 Madison street in Rochestr, had been convalescing at his son's home the past month.
He had been in failing health for 14 months, having left his work with the railroad last October. He had been employed by the Nickel Plate for 40 years, serving as agent and telegrapher at various cities in the Indianapolis division before coming to Rochester.
Born March 10, 1892, in Fort Wayne, he was married to Zula Ethel FRYER on Jan. 1, 1916. His parents were David and Matilda NEWPORT FOLLIN,
Surviving are the wife, at home; four sons, Earl [FOLLIN[, Jr., Muncie; Robert [FOLLIN], Michigan City; James and Lee [FOLLIN[, both of Cincinnati, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane BURKHOLDER, Alliance, O.; one sister, Mrs. Mabel CASAD, Rochester, and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. DST Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Victor E. STONER of the Selma Methodist church officiating. Burial will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Walkerton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, May 21, 1957

Albert A. Campbell
Funeral services were held Monday in Portland, Ore., for Albert A. CAMPBELL, 85, a native of Fulton county who died suddenly of a heart attack Friday at his home in Portland.
Born near Leiters Ford, he was the son of Christopher and Rebecca CAMPBELL. He graduated from high school at Leiters Ford and gained a degree from the University of Michigan, teaching school at Leiters and Akron and serving as superintendent of Peru city schools before leaving for Oregon some 45 years ago.
Surviving are six children: two brothers, C. C. CAMPBELL, Rochester, and Barcher CAMPBELL, Gary; and two sisters, Mrs. Clara LEITER, Rochester, and Mrs. Lucretia Van KIRK, Kentland.

Lillie L. Britton
Mrs. Lillie Leona BRITTON, 66, Peru, died of embolism of the lung at 3:55 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Cora KING, 1023 Franklin street.
A resident of Twelve Mile most of her life, Mrs. Britton moved to Peru recently. She was born on Dec. 21, 1890 in Prairie township, Miami county to Franklin and Mary Ann (BARGER) BERKHEISER.
She was married on Nov. 29, 1910 in Custer, Mich., to John Park BRITTON, who died in 1947. She was a member of the Twelve Mile Corinth Brethren church and Missionary Society.
Surviving besides Mrs. King are five other daughters, Mrs. Mary PRESSLER and Mrs. Rosalea MICK of Montpelier, Ohio; Mrs. Orma WILSON of Michigan City; Mrs. Edna BASH of New Waverly and Mrs. Sara MAERZ of New Carlisle; five sons, Park, Charles and John [BRITTON], of LaPorte, Daniel [BRITTON] of Peru and Grover [BRITTON[, of Sacramento, Cal.
Also twenty-one grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Howard BERKHEISER, Miami, Fla., Harvey BERKHEISER, Rochester, and Mrs. Lewis BERKHEISER, Dora MURPHY, Ft. Wayne, and Miss Emma BERKHEISER, Flora. One son, New Haven, Ind.; two sisters; Mrs. Lawrence, preceded her in death in infancy. [sic]
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Gilbert MAUS of Twelve Mile will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Fremont WILLMERT, of Rochester. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Dr. Loy L. Anderson
Final rites for Dr. Loy L. ANDERSON, retired Argos veterinarian, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
The Rev. Robert WHITEHEAD, of the Argos Congregational Christian church, will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The Argos Masonic Lodge will conduct graveside services.
Dr. Anderson, a veterinarian in Argos for 40 years before his retirement in 1945, died of a coronary occlusion Monday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ray MILLER, Koontz Lake near Walkerton.
A native of Fulton county, he was born March 2, 1881 to Ira and Sarah RICE ANDERSON. He was married on Dec. 25, 1901 to Roxy Lucille CLEMENS, who died in 1955. He made his home in Honor, Mich., after his retirement in 1954.
Dr. Anderson was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church, the Argos 399 F. & A.M. for 35 years, and of the Argos Izaak Walton League for many years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Mojeska) MILLER, Walkerton; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Emra G. ANDERSON, Mentone; a half-brother, Wilvin LONG, Mentone. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Sophia Bransford
Mrs. Sophia BRANSFORD, 71, of East Walnut street, Argos, died at 2:15 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alta SMITH, Sweetzer, an illness of several years.
She had lived in the Argos vicinity for 35 years, moving there from Miami, Ind. She was born on Nov. 11, 1885 in Bath county, Ky., to John and Emma HORNSBECK.
Her husband was Oscar BRANSFORD whom she married in 1907 and who died in 1953. She attended the Methodist church at Argos.
Surviving are two sons, Paul O. BRANSFORD, North Webster, and Woodrow B. BRANSFORD, Rochester; one grandson; five sisters, Mrs. Alta SMITH, Sweetzer, Mrs. Dottie, WHITTON, Marion, Mrs. Maude MILLER, Gas City; Mrs. Carrie ROGERS, Flemmysburg, Ky., and Mrs. Del CALVERT, Owingsville, Ky., and a brother, Wesley HORNSBECK, Marion.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home of Argos with the Rev. Edward BOASE, of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Charlotte M. Moore
Funeral services were held this afternoon in Plymouth for Mrs. Charlotte M. MOORE, 61, who died Saturday night at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a two-month illness.
Born Dec. 28, 1895, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Francis and Effie HATTERY. Her marriage was to William MOORE, who died in 1950.
Surviving are eight children, Mrs. Mabel GOOD, Rochester; Emerald GREER, Chicago; Frederick GREER, Plymouth; Robert GREER Chicago; Mrs. Georgia KERN, Rochester; William GREER, Plymouth; Mrs. Margaret CARR, South Bend, and Marvin MOORE, Plymouth; two brothers, Ernest HATTERY, LaPaz, and Ora HATTERY, Farmersburg; one sister, Mrs. Guy BOOKS, Rochester, and nine grandchildren.
Burial was made in the Hoover cemetery, Athens.

Fredrick W. Fromm
Services for Fredrick W. FROMM, 85, South Bend, a former resident of Rochester, were conducted in South Bend Monday afternoon.
The Rev. Delmar KRUEGER of the St. John Lutheran church in Rochester, officiated and burial was in the Riverview cemetery at South Bend.
Mr. Fromm, who had lived in South Bend since 1907, died in Memorial hospital at South Bend Saturday after several months illness.
A native of Rochester, he was born on Dec. 1, 1871. He is survived by his widow, Edna HALL FROMM; a son, Fred [FROMM], Midland, Mich., and two grandchildren.

Wednesday, May 22, 1957

John Ray McGlothin
John Ray McGLOTHIN, infant son of Fred and Rosemary HOLLOWAY McGLOTHIN, died at birth this morning at 6:15 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving besides the parents who reside at 949 Park avenue, are three sisters, Carol Ann, Connie Sue and Dianna Lynn [McGLOTHIN]; one brother, Fred Allen [McGLOTHIN], the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elvin HOLLOWAY; the paternal grandfather, Fred McGLOTHIN; and several aunts and nieces.
Services were held today at 4 p.m. at the Foster and Good funeral home with the Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial will be in Citizens cemetery.

Thursday, May 23, 1957

Charles Pimental
Word has been received by Mrs. Norman WALTERS, 1701 Madison street, of the sudden death of her brother-in-law, Charles PIMENTAL, New Bedford, Mass.
Death came from a heart attack. He was a veteran of World War II and lived in New Bedford with his wife and son, Carlton [PIMENTAL], 12.

Friday, May 24, 1957

Kervin Heltzel
Graveside services were held at 11 o'clock this morning for Kevin [David] HELTZEL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon and Jeannette PENROD HELTZEL. The infant was stillborn this morning at 2:30 o'clock at Woodlawn Hospital.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a brother, Michael [HELTZEL], and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bertha PENROD of Akron.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD officiatd at the services, with burial in the Akron cemetery.

Saturday, May 25, 1957

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Monday, May 27, 1957

Walter Brooker
Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Walter BROOKER, 87, retired Rochester township farmer who died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at his home 7 1/2 miles west of here on the Sixth street road.
Death came from cancer after a two-month illness.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate at the last rites and burial will be made in the Moon cemetery near Leiters Ford.
Mr. Brooker was born May 3, 1870, in Pulaski county but had resided in this county for the past 80 years. His parents were Isaac and Sarah UPDEGROVE BROOKER. His marriage was July 24, 1901, in Rochester to Nellie Edith CARITHERS, who survives.
Mr. Brooker was a 50-year member of the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving, besides the widow, are two daughters, Mrs. Charles TALBOTT and Mrs. Hugh V. HUNNESHAGEN, Sr., both of Rochester; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Rudolph [BROOKER], Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews. A daughter died at birth Oct. 9, 1909.

Solomon J. Shadel
Word has been received of the death in Inglewood, Cal., of Solomon J. SHADEL,77, a native of Leiters Ford who devoted his life to educational work.
Mr. Shadel, oldest son of Henry and Martha SHADEL, died in an Inglewood hospital Thursday and was buried in Trinidad, Colo. He was the brother of Guy SHADEL of Leiters Ford.
A former pupil of Aubbeenaubbee township school and Rochester Normal University, Mr. Shadel also taught in both schools and later was principal at Hanna, Star Ticy and Walkerton before moving to Trinidad.
He was high school principal at Trinidad for several years and then served three terms as Superintendent of Schools for Las Arvinas county in Colorado.
During his superentendency, several new schools were established in the county and he spearheaded the formation of free English classs throughout the county for the large number of foreign born children and adults. He taught many of the classes himself without remuneration.
School bus transportation also was begun while he ws superintendent.
Mr. Shadel later moved to California where he was associated with welfare work until his retirement.
He last visited in Fulton county four years ago and upon his return home was stricken with paralysis.
Mr. Shadel first was married in 1904 to Blanche SIPLE of Argos, who died in Trinidad in 1915. they had four children all of whom survive.
In 1916 he was married to Bessie COSKEY of Trinidad, who preceded him in death. They had two children who also survive.
Also surviving are eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two sisters, Mrs. Mary BALL and Mrs. Nellie ANDERSON of South Bend, and Guy SHADEL.

Floy L. Carr
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bubb funeral home chapel at South Bend for Mrs. Floy L. CARR, 82, a former Rochester resident. Mrs. Carr, who lived in South Bend with a granddaughter, Mrs. Richard SHAWHAN, 942 South 27th street, died Friday evening in St. Joseph's Hospital of a heart attack following a one-day illness.
Born May 18, 1875, in Mexico, Ind., she moved to Akron following her marriage to Reuben R. CARR. The Carrs lived in Rochester after Mr. Carr was elected circuit court judge for Fulton and Marshall counties in the mid-20s. Judge Carr died in 1929 and Mrs. Carr moved to South Bend four years later.
She was a member of the Rochester Eastern Star and Rebekah lodge and the South Bend Women's Relief Corps. Surviving area sister, Miss Jessie WEAVER of Warsaw; a son-in-law, W. H. ROBERTS of South Bend, and three other grandchildren. Two daughters preceded her in death.
The Rev. Ralph M. JONES will officiate at the funeral services, with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.

Tuesday, May 28, 1957

Ethel Wenger
Mrs. Ethel SPURLOCK WENGER, 77, died at 4 p.m. Monday at the Miller nursing home here after a six-month illness. She resided at 109 Jefferson street.
Mrs. Wenger is survived by 130 descendants who include 11 children 45 grandchildren and 74 great-grandchildren.
She was born Oct. 15, 1879 in Kewanee, W. Va., the daughter of Thomas and Mary SPURLOCK. She had resided in this community almost her entire life.
Her first marriage was in 1898 to Eli WOODCOX who preceded her in death. She was married in 1942 to Samuel WENGER who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Wenger was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are 11 children, Mrs. Susie Mae BIDDINGER, stepdaughter, Arkansas; Mrs. Mertie PLETCHER, Argos; Marion WOODCOX, South Bend; Mrs. Bessie GOOD, LaPaz; Paul WOODCOX, South Bend; Mrs. Ida Belle STEININGER, Rochester; Miss Carrie WOODCOX, at home; Jonas WOODCOX, Arizona; Mrs. Berth GUARD, Bremen; Leonard WOODCOX, Rochester; two brothers, Calvin SPURLOCK, R.R. 4, Rochester; a sister, Carrie CRABILL, Wabash; and several nieces. One daughter and two sons preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Church of God with the Rev. Lloyd POWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster and Good funeral home after 6 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the funeral.

David Schmitt
Robert HAVENS, 19, a University of Notre Dame student from Indianapolis who was injured in a crash that killed his companion on U.S. 31 near here Monday night is expected to be dismissed from Woodlawn hospital today.
Havens received numerous skin burns and a bruised left ankle, but was not hurt seriously his doctor said. He was listed in "apparently good" condition at the hospital this morning.
Killed in the 8:55 p.m. one-car crash, two miles south of Rochester, was David SCHMITT, 19, Indianapolis, also a Notre Dame student. He suffered a basal skull fracture.
Schmitt was the third fatality of 1957 on Fulton county highways.
The youths were northbound in a 1953 Ford convertible when the driver, thought to have been Havens, apparently lost control.
The car veered to the right berm for 280 feet, crossed the highway for 90 feet, went along the left berm for 185 feet, turned over once, recrossed the road for another 125 feet, turned over again, and went another 13 feet, on the right berm before coming to a halt on its wheels.
Both companions were thrown out of the car and cuts on their ankles led investigating officers to believe they were thrown through the canvas top of the auto.
The accident occurred near the Harold CARRUTHERS home and it apparently was Carruthers who called the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office summoned an ambulance before leaving for the scene of the crash.
Dance music still was coming through the car radio when the sheriff's men arrved. State police also helped with the investigation.
Dr. Howard ROWE Fulton county coroner pronounced Schmitt dead of a basal skull fracture at about 9:30 p.m.
The car was completely demolished. Books and papers listing Notre Dame addresses led to the belief the youths were University students.
The body of Schmitt was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here and was to be removed to the La---k funeral home in Indianapolis this morning.
Word was received that Schmitt's mother had died only about three weeks ago.

Wednesday, May 29, 1957

[no obits]

Thursday, May 30, 1957

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, May 31, 1957

Final rites for James E. KEIM, 82, R.R. 1, Macy, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron, with the Rev. Ralph HUFFMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery northeast of Gilead.
Mr. Eaton died in a Logansport hospital of uremic poisoning at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday after an illness of five months.
A resident of near Macy for 10 years, Mr. Keim was born in Wabash county on Aug. 28, 1874, to Nathaniel and Eleanor FOWLER KEIM.
He was married in Denver on Nov. 18, 1902 to Lucy WHITMYER, who died in 1938.
Mr. Keim was a retired farmer and a member of the North Manchester Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Geraldine KEIM, Indianapolis; a son, Gene [KEIM], R.R. 1, Macy; two grandchildren and a brother, Arthur [KEIM], Peru. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Carrie N. Hoffman
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie N. HOFFMAN, 80, Akron, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Claude FAWNS. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Mrs. Hoffman died at Woodlawn hospital at 3:15 a.m. Thursday of a coronary occlusion after an illness of one day.
A resident of the Akron vicinity her entire life, Mrs. Hoffman was born in Fulton county on Feb. 2, 1877, to Nathaniel and Katherine DICKERHOFF CAMP.
Her marriage was on Nov. 4, 1893, to Charles HOFFMAN, who died in 1932.
She was a memer of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Ralph and Walter [HOFFMAN], Huntington; nine grandchildren; sixten great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Reuben and James CAMP, Akron. A son, Dewey [HOFFMAN], two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

William Schmicker
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter's church in Winamac for William SCHMICKER, 63, who died Thursday afternoon at Methodist hospital in Indianapolis where he had undergone surgery Tuesday.
Among the survivors are the wife and six children, including a daughter, Mrs. Alvin FOX, Grass Creek, and twelve grandchildren. Mr. Schmicker had lived in Winamac 40 years.
Friends may call at the Kennedy funeral home after 4 p.m. today. Burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery.

Saturday, June 1, 1957

Elizabeth E. Lesley
Mrs. Elizabeth Ellen LESLEY, 81, native of Macy, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the Dukes hospital at Peru. Mrs. Lesley resided at 259 East Canal street in Peru.
She was born Oct. 17, 1875, at Macy. Her first marriage was in 1895 to Bert WHITNEY and in 1928 she was married to James LESLEY, who preceded her in death. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph NORMAN.
Surviving are six children, Leo WHITNEY, Peru; Glen WHITNEY, South Bend; Mrs. Frank DeBOLD, Calumet City, Ill.; Mrs. Lessel DOCK, Peru; Delmar WHITNEY, Peru; Mrs. Porter COPLEN, Peru; one brother, Milo NORMAN, Macy; a sister, Mrs. Wilbur CASTLE, South Bend; seventeen grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren. Two daughters, four brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. A. C. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

O. F. Burns
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Oral F. "Zeke" BURNS, 50, Rochester native, who died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend.
Mr. Burns had been a patient at the hospital since Tuesday and had been in failing health for several years. He resided at 116 East Ohio street in South Bend, where he had lived for the past 18 years.
Born Nov. 13, 1906, in Rochester, he was the son of James M. and Nancy Ellen HALTERMAN BURNS. A painter by occupation, he moved from Rochester to South Bend.
Survivors are one son, Jack [BURNS], with the Marine Corps now stationed in Maryland; one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis BENCE, Kokomo; one brother, Paul BURNS, Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Burdette Van DIEN, South Bend; Mrs. Fred LANCE, Mrs. Lewis SLOAN, Mrs. Carl PLATTE and Mrs. Don BUNN, all of Detroit; and one grandchild.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, June 3, 1957

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Tuesday, June 4, 1957

Mrs. Elba L. Smith
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Mrs. Elba L. SMITH, 75, who died Sunday afternoon at her Kewanna home.
The Rev. George WRIGHT officiated at the last rites and burial was made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
A native of Pulaski county, she was born Jan. 12, 1882, to Oliver and Martha LAMBORN. She was married to Arthur SMITH Feb. 4, 1902. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Reformed church, Rebekah lodge and a charter member of the Order of Eastern Star lodge at Kewanna.
Surviving are her husband, a son, Carl [SMITH]; a grandson; one sister, Mrs. Carrie SMITH, South Bend. Two brothers preceded her in death.

Wednesday, June 5, 1957

Luella Easterday
Mrs. Luella EASTERDAY, 88, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had resided the past year.
A resident of the Rochester community her entire life, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John JOHNSON. Her marriage was on Nov. 11, 1918, to Frank "Jack" EASTERDAY, who died in 1952.
Surviving are two stepsons, Walter EASTERDAY, Marshall, Mich., and Chloris EASTERDAY, LaCrosse, Wis., and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. F. I. WILLMERT of the Trinity E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Julia E. Davidson
Final rites for Mrs. Julia Etta DAVIDSON, 83, Poenix, Ariz., a native of Fulton county who moved to Phoenix last year, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home in Rochester.
Mrs. Davidson died at 11 p.m. May 30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy KINDIG, in Phoeix after an illness of 10 days.

Deborah Sue McKee
Deborah Sue McKEE, six-year-old daughter of John and Betty GROVER McKEE of Bluffton, died at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Caylor-Nickel clinic hospital in Bluffton. Death came from meningitis after a two-day illness. The child's father is a native of Rochester, leaving here five years ago.
Surviving, besides the parents, are two brothers, Michael and Mark [McKEE]; one sister, Sally Elaine [McKEE]; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. William REECE, Liberty Center; maternal great-grandfather, Gideon GERBER, Bluffton, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. George (Sarah) McKEE, South Bend.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the John Goodwin and Reed funeral home in Bluffton. Burial will be in the Elm Grove cemetery there.

Thursday, June 6, 1957

Grace E. Leedy
Mrs. Grace Elizabeth LEEDY, 61, Peru, mother of Mrs. Walter KEIM of Rochester, died in Dukes hospital at Peru Wednesday at 3:47 p.m. after an illness of six years. She had been seriously ill for the last five days.
Mrs. Leedy was a member of the First Christian church, the Grandmothers club, the Rebekah Lodge and the Pythian Sisters, all in Peru.
She was born in Mishawaka July 8, 1895, to Roney and Rachel (SMITH) BOOKER. Her first marriage was to Arthur CARPENTER in 1911 and her second was to Lloyd LEEDY in 1938. She had lived most of her life in Peru and the vicinity.
Surviving besides Mr. Leedy and Mrs. Keim, are two daughters, Mrs. Fred SCHRAEDER of LaPorte and Mrs. Charles KOCZAN, Jr., South Bend; two brothers, William BOOKER, Ludington, Mich; and Caleb BOOKER, Mishawaka, and five grandchildren. A son, a sister and a grandchild preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Drake-Flowers chapel in Peru with the Rev. Avery W. MILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Julia E. Davidson
Mrs. Julia Etta DAVIDSON, 83, Phoenix, Ariz., for whom final rites were conducted here this afternoon had lived in Fulton county 82 years before moving to Phoenix last year.
She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy KINDIG, at 11 p.m. May 30 after being ill 10 days.
Born in Fulton county on Sept. 23, 1873, Mrs. Davidson was the daughter of Michael and Roberta HETZNER. In 1899 she was married to Franklin DAVIDSON, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of the First Christian church here.
Surviving besides Mrs. Kindig are three sons, Robert L. [DAVIDSON], of Hammond, Samuel A. [DAVIDSON], of East Chicago and William SCHROEDER of Peru; three step-daughters, Mrs. Blanche GOOD of Citrus Heights, Cal., Mrs. Bessie TRUXELL of Tajunga, Cal., and Mrs. Harvey GREGSON of South Bend; fifteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James E. KIMSEY of the First Christian church officiating. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, June 7, 1957

Alan Wayne Newhouse
Final rites for Alan Wayne NEWHOUSE, 5, of Middletown, R.I., formerly of Silver Lake, will be at 2 p.m Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron.
The Rev. Levi HILL will officiate and burial will be in the South Pleasant church cemetery south of Pleasant Lake. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The son of Charles and Helen (LYNCH) NEWHOUSE, Alan died in a Newport, R.I. hospital at1 p.nm. Wednesday offulminating pneumonia. He was ill two days.
Alan was born in Woodlawn hospital here on Dec. 15, 1951 and moved with his parents to Middletown from Silver Lake three years ago.
Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Cathy [NEWHOUSE], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse LYNCH, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George NEWHOUSE, all of Silver Lake.

Saturday, June 8, 1957

Airman 3-C Joseph E. Strycker
Airman 3-C Joseph Eldon STRYCKER, 19, Delong, who died Thursday of injuries sustained in a car-truck crash, still are incomplete.
Styrcker died at 7:30 p.m. in the Witheville, Va., hospital after receiving spinal injuries in a crash May 11 near Wytheville. He was paralyzed from the shoulders down. An airman companion, Larry K. GAVIN, suffered a broken back.
Both were stationed with the United States Air Force at Charleston, S.C., and were returning home on leave.
Strycker's body will be taken to the Danielson and Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth.
Born on May 14, 1938, he had lived for a number of years in Plymouth before moving to Delong.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ida LEHMAN, Delong; his grandmother, Mrs. Effie ALTHEIDE, Plymouth; his father, Walter STRYCKER, Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. Sally RHOAD, Cedar Lake, and Linda STRYCKER, at home, and two brothers, James [STRYCKER], Plymouth, and John [STRYCKER], with the armed forces.

Sylvia Hudkins
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna for Mrs. Sylvia HUDKINS, 75, who died Friday morning at the Winamac hospital following a long illness.
The Rev. Robert BELT will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Hudkins was born Nov. 18, 1881, the daughter of Harvey and Alice LIMING BROWN. She was married to David HUDKINS May 6, 1908. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are the husband and two brothers, Frank and Clayton BROWN, both of Kewanna. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Harrison chapel after noon today.

Grace Leedy
Last rites were held today at Peru for Mrs. Grace LEEDY, 61, Peru, who died Wednesday in Dukes hospital there. Burial was in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Mrs. Leedy was the mother of Mrs. Walter KEIM, Rochester.
Also surviving are her husband and two other daughters, Mrs. Fred SCHRADER, LaPorte, and Mrs. Charles KOCZAN, Jr., South Bend; two brothers; one sister and five grandchildren.

Frank Utter
Frank UTTER, who lived near Athens on R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Athens E.U.B. church with the Rev. Lawrence WHITE officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after noon Sunday until 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Monday, June 10, 1957

Airman 3-C Joseph E. Strycker
Funeral services have been set for 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Delong Methodist church for Airman 3-C Joseph Eldon STRYCKER, 19, Delong, who died Thursday of injuries sustained in a car-truck accident near Wytheville, Va., May 11.
The Rev. Louis HASKELL will officiate and graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 399 of Monterey. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey. The body arrived from Virginia Sunday night and friends may call at the Danielson and Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth until an hour before the rites when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Mrs. Edward Aughinbaugh
Mrs. Edward AUGHINBAUGH, 64, a former resident of Akron who moved to North Manchester five years ago, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at her home of heart trouble. She had been ill six and a half years.
Born in Kosciusko county on Feb. 16, 1893, she was the daughteer of Abram and Suzanne CARNS PRIZER. In 1917 she was married to Edward AUGHINBAUGH in Warsaw. She was a member of the North Manchester Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are the husband and a sister, Mrs. Sylvia DIELMAN, Akron. Four sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Glen SMOUSE officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank Utter
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Athens E.U.B. church for Frank UTTER, 70, who died of a heart attack at 10 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. Ill two weeks, he had been in the hospital the past seven days.
Mr. Utter, who lived east of the city near Athens was born Nov. 23, 1886 in Kosciusko county. He was married in Rochester in 1918 to Ida BEEHLER. His wife had died on Jan. 3 of this year. Mr. Utter's parents were David and Eliza LANDIS UTTER.
He was a member of the American Legion Post of Rochester.
Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Harold (Virginia) SMITH, Mishawaka; three brothers, Clarence UTTER and Arthur UTTER both of Athens; James UTTER, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Cora EBER, Silver Lake and Mrs. Tressie SMITH, Akron.
The Rev. Lawrence WHITE officiated at the last rites and burial was made in the Akron cemetery.

Tuesday, June 11, 1957

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Wednesday, June 12, 1957

Stella Whittenberger
Six persons were injured, one fatally, in the crash of two cars, one pulling a house trailer, at U.S. 31 and State Road 110 north of Rochester at 8:45 o'clock this morning.
Dead is Mrs. Stella WHITTENBERGER, 74, Carpenteria, Cal. She suffered a skull fracture and possible broken right arm and left leg. She died at about 11 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Injured are:
William R. ISOM, Sr., 25, injured right knee and chester. Lacerations on right leg, facial abrasions.
Mrs. Mildred M. ISOM, 24, Isom's wife, dislocated left hip, injured left ankle, facial lacerations.
William R. ISOM, Jr., 1 1/2, Isom's son, concussion.
Don E. ISOM, 19, Isom's brother, multiple bruises.
Mrs. Viola M. LEONARD, 27, Mrs. Isom's sister, injured left ankle, and right finger.
Not hurt were Jacquelyn Sue ISOM, the Isom's three-year-old daughter, and Mrs. Whittenberger's husband.

Elra Hogan
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday for Elra HOGAN, 71, who died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Kewanna.
He was born July 21, 1885, the son of William and Donna COLLINS HOGAN and was married June 25, 1912, to Ida DAHLKE. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the American Legion, both of which will conduct graveside rites.
Srviving are the wife, at home; two sons, Roy E. HOGAN, South Carolina, and Jack HOGAN, Kewanna; two daughters Melda REED, Hammond and Mrs. Connie SHAW, LaPorte; one brother, Ernest [HOGAN], Kewanna, and eleven grandchildren.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home.

Mrs. Clyde T. King
Mrs. Clyde T. [Mable] KING, 61, Akron, died at 8:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after being ill 12 years.
Born in Kosciusko county on Nov. 10, 1895, she was the daughter of Clarence and Orpha (HART) MORRETT. She was married in Warsaw in 1917 to Clyde KING, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Gloria GEARHART of Akron; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Anna MORRETT of Logansport, Mrs. Lura CRAGG of Akron and Mrs. Frienda (Tola) MILLER of Akron, and two brothers, Carl MORRETT of Toledo and Wilbur MORRETT of Akron.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Harold CONRAD. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home about noon Thursday.

May Felix
Funeral services will be Thursday at the Colburn Lutheran church in Winamac for Mrs May CHAPMAN FELIX, 79, who died at her Winamac home Monday night.
Among the survivors are her husband, William [FELIX]; five sons, two brothers and two sisters, including Mrs. Maude IMLER, Rochester.
Burial will be in the Colburn Lutheran cemetery.

Thursday, June 13, 1957

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Friday, June 14, 1957

George Koenig
George KOENIG, 84, Gilead, died at 3:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital from complications arising from a broken hip suffered six days ago.
He was born in Otway, O., April 24, 1873, to William and Lena KOENIG. He was married in Otway in 1894 to Rachel NEWMAN, who died in 1921.
Mr. Koenig, a retired farmer, had lived in the Gilead community 18 years, moving there from Kewanna. He was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and was the last member of an original family of 16 children
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ella HOFFMAN, Gilead; Mrs. Irvin VAWTER, South Bend; Mrs. Martin LEACENBY, Flora; Mrs. Earl SATTERFIELD, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Harold PINDER, Kewanna; two sons, Floyd [KOENIG], Macy, and Roy [KOENIG], Logansport; twenty-three grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren. Three daughters preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Hill church, Macy, with the Rev. Jack PAVEY officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 1:30 p.m. Sunday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Saturday, June 15, 1957

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Monday, June 16, 1957

Anna M. Olmsted
Mrs. Anna M. OLMSTED, 81, died at 2:15 today at the home of her son, Charles [OLMSTED], two and one-half miles east of Fulton. She had been ill the past four days.
The daughter of Mahlon and Mary Lee LIENTZ, she was born Dec. 6, 1875, in Switzerland county near Vevay. Her early childhood had been spent in Illinois and she came to the Fulton community 60 years ago from Champaign, Ill. She was married Dec. 13, 1893, to Elza [C.] OLMSTED, who died March 23, 1947.
Mrs. Olmsted was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are the son, Charles; one daughter, Mrs. Beatrice HENDERSHOT, Chicago; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bess MILLS, Urbana, Ill.; one brother, Ed LIENTZ, Kankakee, Ill. One son, Lee [OLMSTED], two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. William KEITH officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today.

Danny R. Allen
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hollis funeral home in South Bend for Danny R. ALLEN, 4, who died Sunday after several month's illness. Death came to the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert ALLEN, former residents of Kewanna in Roberts hospital at Chicago.
Surviving besides the parents are a brother, Kevin Michael [ALLEN], at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur SORENSON, Winamac, and Mr. and Mrs. Hiram ALLEN, Kewanna. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery in South Bend.

Carson Ackert
Final rites for Carson ACKERT, 41, a deputy sheriff of Fort Myers, Fla., who formerly lived in Kewanna were conducted Monday at Fort Myers. Mr. Ackert died of a heart attack Friday.
About a month ago, Mr. Ackert was shot by a Negro and it was thought that he had not fully recovered when he returned to his work.
Among the survivors are his mother, Mrs. Anna ACKERT; a sister, Mrs. Delores HAMILTON, and a son, Richard [ACKERT], all of Fort Myers.
Mr. Ackert was a nephew of Whit HEMINGER, 1213 Monroe street.

Ancil C. Gray
Ancil Clark GRAY, 86, died at 4:30 a.m. today at his home, 706 Fulton avenue, after a year's illness. He had been seriously sick since Sept. 1, 1956.
Born Sept. 30, 1870, in Osgood, he was the son of William S. and Sarah Jane GRIFFITH GRAY. A retired farmer he had lived in the city the past eight years. Prior to that he had resided near Fulton for over 40 years. Before coming to Fulton county, Mr. Gray lived in Benson county, Ind.
He was married Dec. 18, 1901 in Fowler, to Lola WALKER. Mr. Gray was a member of the former St. Paul E.U.B. church here.
Surviving are the wife, at home; one son, Howard B. GRAY, Vicksburg, Miss; one daughter, Mrs. Fern SCOTT, Detroit; two grandchildren; three brothers, Everett and William [GRAY], both of Fulton; and George [GRAY], Union City; four sisters, Miss Mary GRAY, now a patient at Woodlawn hospital here; Mrs. Nettie DOLBEE and Mrs. Lizzie GRAY, both of Union City. Mrs. Edith DOLBEE, Battle Creek, Mich., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Two sisters, Mrs. Henry RENTSCHLER, and Mrs. Henry NORDLOH, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. DST Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. Melvin LIVENGOOD of Bremen officiating, assisted by the Rev. George CRANE of Rochester. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 19, 1957

Claude H. Walton
Claude H. WALTON, a lifetime resident of Albion and father of Mrs. Seymour ELIN, Oakwood Apartments, and James WALTON, 1003 East Ninth street, died suddenly at 1 a.m. Tuesday of a heart attack.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Albion.

Ira A. Bastow
Ira A. BASTOW, longtime Rochester resident and prominent local realtor, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since May 8. He was 87 years of age.
Mr. Bastow, who resided at 1303 Madison street, had been ill the past eight months.
A resident of the Rochester community for the past 70 years, Mr. Bastow in recent years had operated his own realty business. Prior to that, he had a long career as a prominent auctioneer in this area. He also operated a farm in the Reiter neighborhood for many years after his arrival here from Virginia.
Ira Albert [BASTOW], son of John and Arabelle BASTOW, was born in Oakton, Va., on Jan. 20, 1870. He was married April 7, 1891, to Viola M. GOTTSCHALK, who preceded him in death Jan. 22, 1951. On March 18, 1952, he was married to Marie EWEN, who survives.
Mr. Bastow was a member of the First Baptist church of Rochester and of the Rochester Lions club.
Also surviving are one son, Francis [BASTOW], Skokie, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Edna MARSHMAN, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Ilo AHLSTROM, Rochester; four grandchildren, Richard MARSHMAN, Mrs. May TOWNSEND, Mrs. Jane TRAUSCH and Mrs. Susan BACH; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles BASTOW, Erie, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Hattie BELL Oakton, Va. Three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday 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.

Tenia Kindig
Mrs. Tenia KINDIG, 66, Mishawaka, a former Rochesrter resident, died of diabetes in Osteopathis hospital in South Bend at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of two years.
She was born in Marshall county on Aug. 24, 1890 and had lived in Mishawaka for 20 years. Her husband, Irvin KINDIG, died in 1922.
Surviving are two sons, Henry D. [KINDIG], Mishawaka, and Irvin L. [KINDIG], Niles, Mich.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a brother, C. O. STAUFFER, Mishawaka.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the First Church of God at Mishawaka with the Rev. Marvin BAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the Hollis chapel in South Bend after 1 p.m. today.

Mary A. Holem
Miss Mary A. HOLEM, 85, Plymouth, a former Rochester resident, died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after being in failing health the past year.
A member of the Trinity E.U.B. church near Plymouth, Miss Holem was born in Marshall county on June 25, 1871 to John and Hannah (GRUBE) HOLEM.
Surviving are a brother, Ira J. HOLEM, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Etta BEEHLER and Mrs. Esther BEATTY, both of Plymouth, and a foster daughter, Miss Arlavine PETERSON, Plymouth.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Trinity church with the Rev. Darrell KRAFT officiating. Burial will be in the McElrath cemetery southwest of Plymouth. Friends may call at the Johnson and Sons funeral home in Plymouth after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, June 20, 1957

Virgil E. Fisher
Virgil E. FISHER, 50, of Centre township in St. Joseph county, died Tuesday afternoon in South Bend after an 18-month illness. He was the brother of Mrs. Gertrude REICHARD, Rochester, and a former city resident.
Born in Colfax, Wash., March 10, 1907, he went to South Bend 33 years ago from Rochester. He married Lucille KISER at South Bend in 1952.
Mr. Fisher was employed by the Studebaker Corporation 13 years.
Also surviving are his wife; one daughter; two stepsons; five grandchildren; two other sisters and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Hay funeral home in South Bend. Burial will be in Southlawn cemetery.

Friday, June 21, 1957

Myrtle Garvin
Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Donald PYLE, R.R. 3, Rochester, of the death in Indianapolis of Mrs. Myrtle GARVIN, Indianapolis, mother of George GARVIN, Ligonier, who formerly lived in Rochester with his family. Mrs. Garvin, who made her home with the Garvins in Ligonier, often visited in the Pyle home and had many friends in this vicinity.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hoover funeral home in Wabash. Burial will be in a Wabash cemetery.

Lucretia Rea
Miss Lucretia REA, well-known pinao teacher of Rochester, died at 7:10 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted only 10 hours previously.
Miss Rea, who had been ill since March 12, resided at 1113 Main street. She was 75 years of age.
A graduate of DePauw University, she was born Feb. 15, 1882, at Culver, the daughter of Dr. O. A. and Sylvia REA. She had resided in Rochester since 1910. Miss Rea was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are one nephew, Robert REA, Stellacoom, Wash., and several other distant relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, June 22, 1957

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Monday, June 24, 1957

Louis S. Murray
Louis Samuel MURRAY, 87, 600 Indiana avenue, died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital of complications resulting from a broken hip he suffered last week. He had been ill one year prior to breaking his hip.
A retired farmer from Newcastle township, Mr. Murray was born in Osgood, Ind., on Aug. 23, 1869 to the late Mark and Tressa MURRAY. He had lived all his life in this vicinity except for a few years in Mishawaka. His first marriage was to Minnie ROSS, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 31, 1919 he was married to Fannie MEANS in Rochester. She died in 1951.
Mr. Muray was a 65-year member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Mishawaka.
Surviving are a son, James [MURRAY], at home; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert (Cleta) SHOCKLEY, R.R. 2, Rochester; a step-son, Ralph WILLIAMS, Fort Wayne; two sisters; Mrs. Minnie TRUE, Indianapolis; and Mrs. Flora SWITZER, Franklin; two brothers, Everett MURRAY, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Frank MURRAY, Osgood, and three granddaughters. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Good funeral home here with The Rev. F. I. WILLMERT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochesrter I.O.O.F. cemetery. The I.O.O.F. will be in charge of graveside services. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank Mowiser
Services for Frank MOWISER, 86, an Argos resident for 53 years, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Roy RICHEY officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church. Mr. Mowiser died of heart trouble at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at his home at 400 West South street in Argos. He had been ill for 10 weeks.
Born on July 12, 1870 in Wooster, O., Mr. Mowiser was the son of Mathias and Eva (BOOR) MOWISER. He was married in Bremen on Oct., 18, 1894 to Clara Anna OTT, who survives.
A retired farmer, Mr. Mowiser was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Ora (Helen) BURROUGHS, Plymouth; three sons, Ralph [MOWISER], Osceola; John [MOWISER], R.R. 1, Argos, and Ernest [MOWISER], R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Two daughters and a son preceded him in death.
Friends may call until noon Tuedsday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The body will lie in state one hour before services.

Tuesday, June 25, 1957 to Wednesday, June 26, 1957

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Thursday, June 27, 1957

Marianne Marie Spaid
Graveside services for Marianne Marie SPAID, infant daughter of Earl and Barbara SPAID, R.R. 5, Rochester, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Rice cemetery in Elkhart.
The infant, born at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, died there at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Other survivors are a brother, Danny Lee [SPAID], at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Arthur WOOLEY, Plymouth, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul SMITH, Elkhart. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here after 7 p.m. today.

William W. Barlow
William Warren BARLOW, 83, passed away at 7:30 this morning at the home of his son, Harold BARLOW, north of Argos on U.S. 31. A lifelong resident of Marshall county, he lived at 209 North street in Argos.
Death was attributed to a heart seizure and followed a year's illness.
Born on July 21, 1873, in Inwood, Ind., to Marion and Elizabeth CHURCH BARLOW, he was married to Emma Jane BAUMAN, who preceded him in death in 1947.
Mr. Barlow had been a railroad worker, logger and fence builder before his illness.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ruth LEE of Vallajo, Cal., and Mrs. Anna BRIGHT, of Hammond; two sons, Harold of Argos and Joseph [BARLOW] of Oakland, Cal.; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a brother, Charles [BARLOW], of Argos. A daughter, a brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, with the Rev. Mrs. Elizabeth VANATTER of the Plymouth Church of God officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home after 7 p.m. this evening.

Friday, June 28, 1957

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Saturday, June 29, 1957

Mrs. George Fiedler
Mrs. George FIEDLER, Logansport, mother of Dan FIEDLER, 1018 Jackson street, died at her home this morning after a lengthy illness.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Russell Manns
Russell MANNS, 27, R.R. 2, Silver Lake, drowned early this morning when the car he was driving went off State Road 15 and plunged into Bull Lake at State Roads 14 and 15 north of Akron.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Pentacostal church at Silvr Lake with the Rev. Aaron STANLEY officiating. Burial will be in the West Manchester cemetery at North Manchester. The body will be taken from the Sheetz fneral home at Akron to the residence at the south edge of Silver Lake where friends may call after 1:30 p.m. today.

Ruby L. Beattie
Mrs. Ruby L. BEATTIE, 41, died at 12 p.m. Friday of an overdose of sleeping pills in her home at 1507 East Bowman street in South Bend.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Hayes funeral home in South Bend, with the Rev. Ralph STEELE of the South Bend Grace Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.

Monday, July 1, 1957

Russell Manns
Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. today in North Manchester for Russell MANNS, 27, Silver Lake, who drowned early Saturday morning when the car he was driving left State Road 15 and plunged into Bull Lake north of Akron.
The auto skideed 190 feet near the inersection of State Roads 14 and 15 officers said.
Mr. Manns was born in Salyers, Ky., on Jan. 18, 1930 to Dorton and Dolly (MULLINS) MANNS and in 1953 was married at Silver Lake to Eva SHEPHERD.
He was a member of the Wabash post of the American Legion and was employed at the General Tire and Rubber company in Wabash.
Surviving are the widow and a daugher, Debra Sue [MANNS], at home; his mother; three sisters; Mrs. Merrill AZBELL, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; five brothers, Eugene and Dayton [MANNS], R.R. 2, Silver Lake; Ortia and Mitchell [MANNS]. R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and Edward [MANNS], Rochester, and the grandmother, Mrs. Amanda SHOBE, Fulton.

Wade Fishburn
Wade FISHBURN, 88, 112 West William street, Argos, died this morning at 1 o'clock.
He was born Feb. 22, 1869, in Mifflan, O., and moved to Marshall county when he was six years old. He was a farmer in the Twin Lakes area of Marshall county for 67 years, moving to his home in Argos 15 years ago.
The son of Samuel and Margaret McCLURE FISHBURN, he married Florence GROSSMAN in Argos on April 21, 1897. He was a member of the Twin Lakes Reform church.
Surviving with the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Maurine MURPHY of Plymouth; three sons, Donald, Dwight and Doyle [FISHBURN], all of Argos; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Cora NEWCOMB of Fulton, N.Y., and two brothers, Samuel [FISHBURN], of Argos, and Arthur [FISHBURN] of Culver.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home in Argos, with the Rev. Ernest J. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church officiating. He will be assisted b the Rev. Edward BOASE, South Bend.
Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home after 1 p.m. today.

Mrs. George Fiedler
Final rites for Mrs. George FIEDLER, Logansport, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the McCroskey and Hamilton funeral home at 16th and Broadway in Logansport. The Rev. Delmar O. KRUEGER, of the St. John's Lutheran church here will officiate.
Mrs. Fiedler, mother of Dan FIEDLER, 1018 Jackson street, died at her home Saturday morning after a lengthy illness.

Ruby L. Beattie
Final rites were conducted this morning at the Hayes funeral home in South Bend for Mrs. Ruby L. BEATTIE, 41, who died in her home at South Bend Friday of an overdose of sleeping pills. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Beattie was born on Feb. 14, 1916 in Columbus, Ga., to Lewis and Mary Louise (McKENZIE) RANDALL and was married in 1934 to Donald M. BEATTIE.
She was a member of the Rose Croix number 575, Order of Eastern Star.
Suviving bedsides the husband are a brother, Robert [BEATTIE], and a sister, Miss Mary RANDALL, both of Columbus, and the mother-in-law, Mrs. Eva BEATTIE, Rochester.

Susan Rogers
Mrs. Susan ROGERS, 100, died Thursday night at the home of her son, Dr. Hobart ROGERS, in Oakland, Cal.

Tuesday, July 2, 1957

David E. Fisher
Funeral services for David E. FISHER, 80, former resident of Mexico, will be held at Anderson, Ind., Wednesday. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico about 4:15 p.m. Wednedsday.
The deceased had been a resident of Mexico for over 45 years. He moved to Anderson six years ago. Mr. Fisher was a member of the Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his widow, a son, Ernest [FISHER], and four brothers.

Wednesday, July 3, 1957

Infant Shepler
Graveside services were held at 3:00 this afternoon in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. SHEPLER of Laflayette, Ind. The mother is the former Susan LANDGRAVE and the great-mother [sic] is Mrs. Fern NORRIS of Rochester.
The Reverend Claude YOUNG officiated.
Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of the services.
The infant died Tuesday evening at St. Elizabeth hospital in Lafayette shortly after birth.

Thursday, July 4, 1957

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, July 5, 1957

Ida M. Faulstich
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida May (MAXWELL) VANDERGRIFT FAULSTICH, who died Wednesday at a hospital in Berrien Springs, Mich., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. James KIMSEY of the First Christian church will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
Mrs. Faulstich, a former resident of this city, had been residing with her son, Albert VANDERGRIFT of Galien, Mich., since 1949.
She died at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday in a Berrien Springs hospital, where she had been a patient since October, 1956, following a hip fracture sustained last August 31.
Born Sept. 2, 1871 in the Green Oak community, she was the daughter of Elias and Sarah SQUIRES MAXWELL. Her first marriage on Aug. 15, 1895, was to John VANDERGRIFT, who died Nov. 7, 1915. On May 10, 1924 she was married to Albert FAULSTICH. He died June 16, 1931. Mrs. Faulstich was a member of the First Christian church here.
Survivors are two sons, and a daughter; Albert VANDERGRIFT, Galien, Mich., Harold VANDERGRIFT, Gilbert, Minn., and Mrs. James E CALLOWAY of Davidson, Saskatchewan, Canada; eleven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a half-brother, Jesse CHURCH of this city; a half sister, Mrs. Minnie SQUIRES, Fergus Falls, Minn., and numerous step-children and other relatives.

Minnie P. Stailey
Mrs. Minnie Pearl STAILEY, 67, of Monterey, died at 5 a.m. Thursday at the Carneal hospital, Winamac, after several weeks illness.
A resident of Monterey for the past three years, she moved there from Hammond.
The daughter of Elwood and Mary TAYLOR COPELAND, she was born Oct. 25, 1889 in Bellview, Ohio.
Surviving are seven sisters and one brother, Mrs. Iva VINSON, Knox; Mrs. Amanda WENTZEL, Kewanna; Mrs. Grace WRIGHT, Glendale, Cal.; Mrs. Emma NORMAN, Monterey; Mrs. Rose SHEANE, Chicago; Mrs. Angy RASMUSSEN, Indianapolis; and Shirley COPELAND, Winamac. Her husband died in 1955.
Friends may call at the Kennedy funeral home at Winamac where final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Forrest Albert
Culver, Ind. -- Forrest ALBERT, 58, music instructor at Pikeville, Ky., College, committed suicide Thursday by slashing his wrists at the home of his sister here.
Albert had been spending his summer vacation at the home of the sister, Mrs. A. R. McKESSON.
Born and reared at Culver, he had been at Pikeville for many years and had indicated he planned to return there for the fall semester.
Other survivors are another sister, Mrs. Russell LICHTENBERGR, South Bend, and two brothers, Homer and Howard ALBERT, Culver.

Saturday, July 6, 1957

Milo E. Cormican
Milo E. CORMICAN, 65, of East Fremont street, Argos, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth. He had been ill for the past six months.
In his earlier years he was ordained as a Methodist minister. He also taught school at Tippecanoe for several years. Mr. Cormican also was a licensed chiropractor but never actively engaged in that profession.
He was born Sept. 6, 1891 at Tippecanoe,Ind., to Theodore and Emmarella (STROSNYDER) CORMICAN. In 1913, he was married to Lottie NEWTON, who survives. For the past two years he was a distributor for the Raleigh Products company.
Surviving are his widow of Upland, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Alton RIDGEWAY, Lapel, Ind., and Mrs. Eloise SHIELDS, Dallas, Texas; two sons, Clair and Paul [CORMICAL], Upland; eight grandchildren, and two brothers, Ellis [CORMICAN], Plymouth and A. B. CORMICAN, Elkhart.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Wayne TIPPY will officiate and burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.

Donald C. Reason
Funeral services for Donald C. REASON, 35, of Kewanna, were held at 2 p.m. today at the Kewanna Methodist church. Burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
His death from a heart attack occurred Wednesday afternoon as he was en route in his truck from Winamac to his home. His four-year-old son, Donnie [REASON], was with him when he was stricken.
A veteran of World War two, he served in the Army in Africa, Sicily, Italy, Germany and France. He was bulk agent for the Mobile Gas and Oil company.
The son of Claude and Flossie CLEMENTS REASON, he was born Nov. 14, 1921, near Kewanna. His marriage on Sept. 4, 1948, was to Beth TOMLISON. Mr. Reason was a member of the American Legion.
Surviving are his wife; three children, Beth Ann [REASON], 8; Donnie [REASON], 4; and Linda [REASON], four and one-half months; the parents, of Logansport, and two brothers and six sisters.

Monday, July 8, 1957

Merle E. Tucker
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Merl E. TUCKER, 69, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis from a coronary occlusion. He had been ill 10 years.
Born May 15, 1888, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Hollis and Nettie ALEXANDER TUCKER. He was married April 23, 1910, to Elma THOMAS.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Josephine BLESSING, Elkhart, and Mrs. Anna Marie HOEGER, Baldwin Lake, Mich.; one son, Thomas [TUCKER], Michigan Center, Mich.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles [TUCKER], Silver Lake, and Horace [TUCKER], Huntertown; and one sister, Mrs. Erma SMITH, R.R. 2, Akron.
Rites will be held at the Beavr Dam E.U.B. church with the Rev. Joe BAER and the Rev. C. E. McSHERRY officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Sarah Pownall
Final rites for Mrs. Sarah (WILLIAMS) AUSMUN POWNALL, 91, a resident of the Fulton community almost all her life, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fulton E.U.B. church, of which she was a member.
The Rev. Donald ABBEY will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Mrs. Pownall, a native of Cass county, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at the home of her daugher, Mrs. Carl EMERY of Fulton. She had been ill for three years.
Born on Jan. 15, 1866, she was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (ATHA) WILLIAMS. She was first married on march 1, 1885, to Benjamin F. AUSMUN, who died on June 19, 1931. Her second marriage was to Vachael J. POWNALL, who died on Sept. 21, 1941.
Surviving besides Mrs. EMERY are five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emma COOPER and Mrs. Ida KELLEY, both of Fulton; and two step-daughters, Mrs. S. Earl ROUCH, Rochester, and Mrs. Vern ROUCH, South Bend. Two sons preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Emery residence. The body will lie in state one hour before services. The Ditmire funeral home in Fulton is in charge of arrangements.

Laura Belle Miller
Mrs. Laura Belle MILLER, 69, died at 11:15 a.m. today at the Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since July 2. Mrs. Miller, who resided at 1029 Jefferson street, had been in failing health since Aug. 15, 1956, and in serious condition since June 1.
She was the widow of Hiram G. MILLER, local attorney and onetime circuit court judge. He preceded her in death Dec. 30, 1952.
Born Sept. 11, 1887, in Atwood, Ill., Mrs. Miller was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah M. HATCH WRIGHTSMAN. She was married at Atwood on June 14, 1910.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the First Baptist church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are one son, Edward MILLER, Tuscola, Ill.; three grandchildren, Laura Anne, Karen Sue and Barbara Jean [MILLER], all of Tuscola; one brother, Edward WRIGHTSMAN, Chicago; and three sisters, Mrs. Marguerite FLORA, South Haven, Mich.; Mrs. Edith READ, Tuscola, Ill., and Mrs. Olive GOTT, New Orleans. One son, Hiram [MILLER], Jr., and a daughter, Marjorie Ann [MILLER], preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. H. G. HYDE of Bedford, former pastor of the First Baptist church here, will officiate at the last rites.

Lovell G. Miller
[Lovell] G. "Peck" MILLER, 72, a resident of the Rochester community his entire life, died in Wabash county hospital at Wabash at 10:10 p.m. Sunday after an illness of four weeks.
Born on Oct. 3, 1884, in the old Ebenezer neighborhood near Rochester, he was the son of John M. and Panthier (BLACKETOR) MILLER. On March 30, 1904, he was married at Nyona Lake to Gertrude COLLINS.
Mr. Miller was a farmer by occupation and a member of the local Moose Lodge.
Surviving besides the widow at home are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy MOORE; a son Fred E. [MILLER]; a granddaughter, Patricia HOOKER, and a brother, Herman [MILLER], all of Rochester, and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother, Phill A. MILLER, died on Feb. 2, 1955.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. F. I. WILLMERT of the Rochester E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Nevada Jane Bragunier
Mrs. Nevada Jane (RUNKLE) BRAGUNIER, 85, a resident of the Argos community 50 years, died at 3:15 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William WHITE, R.R. 3, Argos. She had been ill the last 14 months.
Born on Nov. 4, 1871, in Lafayette, Mrs. Bragunier was the daughter of James and Sarah (MARKER) RUNKLE. She was married on Feb. 19, 1895, to William BRAGUNIER, who died in March, 1941. Upon the death of her husband, Mrs. Bragunier moved from her home on the Kennilworth road, southwest of Argos, to Argos.
Surviving besides Mrs. WHITE are another daughter, Mrs. Anna Van LUE, Plymouth; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; one nephew and several cousins. Four children preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Argos Methodist church, of which she was a member. The Rev. V. L. GARNER of Walkerton will officiate, assisted by the Rev. E. J. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 7 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Tuesday and at Mrs. White's home after that. The family has requested that flowers be omitted.

Mary Della Steinheiser
Miss Mary Della STEINHEISER, 81, R.R. 4, Rochester, died this morning of a heart ailment after being ill for the last three years.
Born in Rochester on May 16, 1876, she had lived her entire life in the Leiters Ford commnity. She was the daughter of Christian and Harrietta STEINHEISER.
Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Ira OVERMYER, Kewanna, and several other nieces. Seven sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster -Good funeral home here. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the fneral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, July 9, 1957

Hanry M. Smith
Henry M. SMITH, 71, Disko, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Georgianna THOMAS, R.R. 3, Manchester. Death was due to a stroke and came after a year's illnes.
Born May 4, 1886, in Miami county, he had spent his entire life in the Disko community. He was the son of Jacob B. and Sarah WHITMYRE SMITH, and was married at Rochester on Nov. 4, 1908, to Anna E. HOFFMAN. She preceded him in death in August, 1956.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. THOMAS and Mrs. Miriam HONEYWELL, Churubusco; one son, Garland [SMITH], Chili, and nine grandchildren. Mr. Smith is the last member of a family of six children.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Ralph HOFFMAN of the Brethren church at Logansport officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of the funeral.

Martin Burns
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the St. Ann's church in Kewanna for Martin BURNS, 81, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died at 11:40 a.m. Monday in the Good Samaritan hospital at Kokomo.
Mr. Burns, a retired farmer, was born Sept. 11, 1875, in Fulton county, the son of Martin and Bridget BURNS. He was a member of the St. Ann's church. His wife, Mary [BURNS], preceded him in death in 1937.
Surviving are a son, Joseph [BURNS], R.R. 2, Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret KIRK, Peru; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Father James M. FITZGERALD will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home.

Myrtle Helton
Warsaw, Ind. (INS) -- Funeral arrangements were made today for Mrs. Myrtle HELTON, 45, of Silver Lake, who met death when an automobile in which she was riding was struck by another care at the intersection of Road 14 and a Kosciusko County road near Silver Lake.

Wednesday, July 10, 1957 to Thursday, July 11, 1957

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Friday, July 12, 1957

Opal E. Day
Mrs. Opal Esther DAY, 63, died at 7:10 o'clock this morning at her home near Leiters Ford. Death, caused by cancer, came after a year's illness.
Born June 25, 1894, near Leiters Ford, she was the daughter of George and Nellie McKEE RARRICK. She had lived in this community the past eight years, moving here from South Bend. On Feb. 19, 1921, in Peru she was married to Fred M. DAY, who survives.
She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church and of the W.S.C.S. of that church, also of the Leiters Ford Rebekah lodge.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clayton (Joan) SKOOG, Mishawaka; two sons, Harold and Thurl [DAY], both of South Bend; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Thurl COUGHENOUR, South Bend; two sistrs, Mrs. J. E. (Hazel) BALL, Michigan City, and Mrs. Doria BYER, Mishawaka, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services have been set for Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Foster and Good funeral home here with the Rev. Paul JUMP of the Leiters Ford Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery in South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Charles H. Leininger
Charles H. LEININGER, 69, R.R. 2, Akron, died at about 9:10 a.m. today following a farm tractor-panel truck accident at the intersection of two county roads northeast of Akron. The other deiver involved, Ledford HENSLEY, 24, R.R. 4, Warsaw, received head and face cuts and was treated by an Akron physician.
The accident occurred at 9 a.m. at the junction of the Fulton-Kosciusko county line road and the Beaver Dam Road, a mile north of Lowman's corner and near the Beaver Dam school.
State police said that Leininger was driving the tractor east on the Beaver Dam road and Hensley was driving the truck, owned by Schrader's Auto Parts of Warsaw, north on the county line road when the vehicles crashed.
Traffic on the Beaver Dam road is supposed to stop for traffic on the county line road.
The impact of the crash threw Leininger under the truck at the northeast corner of the intersection and it wasn't until a wrecker had lifted the truck from the ground that Leininger was removed.
State police estimated that Leinnger died about 10 minutes after the accident.
Leininter, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elias LEININGER, was the father-in-law of Ronnie MALLOT, former Talma school principal. He now is Beaver Dam school principal and co-owner of the Dog 'N Suds drive-in at Lake Manitou.
He is survived by his widow, the former Bernice BLUE; four daughters, Mrs. MALLOT, Beaver Dam; Mrs. Ida THOMPSON, Warsaw, and Mrs. Beulah COOK and Mrs. Louise BUCHER, both of Akron; a son, Kermit [LEININGER], Fort Wayne; a brother, Daniel [LEININGER], Leesburg, and a sister, Mrs. Mabel GAST, Lake Manitou.
The Sheetz funeral home at Akron is in charge of funeral arrangements, which are incomplete.

Ella Angel
Mrs. Ella ANGEL, 83, mother of Mrs. Granville DEATON of Akron, died at 4:40 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw from the effects of burns received May 24 while she was burning trash at her home in North Webster.
The lifelong resident of the North Webster community, Mrs. Angel also is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Robert STAUFFER of North Manchester, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was taken to the Troxel funeral home in North Webster.

Saturday, July 13, 1957

Charles H. Leininger
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Berver Dam E.U.B. church for Charles H. LEININGER, 69, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at 9:10 o'clock Friday morning from injuries received when his farm tractor and a panel truck collided on a county road northeast of Akron.
The Rev. Joe BAER and Rev. E. McSHERRY will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetry.
Mr. Leininger, whose death was due to a skull fracture, was born Nov. 30, 1887, in Kosciusko county, the son of Elias and Amanda KISTLER LEININGER. He was married Aug. 20, 1913, to Bernice BLUE, who survives.
He was a farmer and a former school teacher and a member of the Beaver Dam church and the Akron Masonic lodge.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louise BUCHER and Mrs. Eleanor MALOTT, both of Akron; one son, Kermit [LEININGER], Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Karl [Mabel) GAST, Rochester; Mrs. Beulah COOK, Akron, and Mrs. Ida THOMPSON, Warsaw; one brother, Dan [LEININGER], Leesburg, and eight grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron and will be removed to the residence today. Friends may call after 3 o'clock this afternoon.

Ella Angel
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Troxel funeral home at North Webster for Mrs. Ella ANGEL, 83, mother of Mrs. Granville DEATON of Akron. Mrs. Angel died at 4:40 a.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
A member of he North Webster Church of the Brethren, she also is survived by another daughter, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Gus PIERSON and the Rev. Robert Emerald JONES will officiate and burial will be in the North Webster cemetery.

Monday, July 15, 1957

Frederick W. Mohler
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Smith and Aufenberg funeral home at Monticello for Frederick W. MOHLER, 45, Monticello, who formerly lived in the Athens community.
Mr. Mohler died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Administration hospital in Indianapolis, where he had undergone brain surgery June 3.
[A native of Miami county, he was born there Sept. 29, 1911, and was the son of Aaron and Minnie (BERGER) MOHLER. His mother died June 4, 1956. In 1938 he was married to Wuanita MOORE, who survives.]
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 90, R.A.M., and of No. 79, F.A.M.
Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Marcia CAIN, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Ruth Ann CRUTCHFIELD, Oceanside, Cal., and Mary Elaine [MOHLER], at home; one son, James Thomas [MOHLER], at home; two brothers [Earl MOHLER, Sr. of Peru and Carl MOHLER, of Sarasota, Fla.; also three grandchildren], and his father. [Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death].
[Masonic services were held at the Smith and Aufenberg Funeral Home Monday night at 8 o'clock and funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The Rev. Robert MODOSKI, pastor of the First Brethren Church at Peru, will officiate and burial will be made in Mr. Hope cemetery at Athens, Ind.]

Harvey A. Leonard
Harvey A. LEONARD, 76, died at 11: 40 p.m. Saturday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw from a heart condition. He had been in the hospital the past week.
Mr. Leonard, who resided at 405 Albert street Argos was born Nov. 2, 1880, in Council Bluffs, Ia., the son of Daniel and Lydia OTIS LEONARD. He had lived in the Argos area 22 years, moving there from Chicago. He was married in 1905 at Chicago to Bernice L. BROWN, who survives.
He also is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Berniece STRANG, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER of Mooreland officiating. Burial will be in the Parks cemetery at Bourbon.

Tuesday, July 16, 1957

[no obits]

Wednesday, July 17, 1957

Etruria Hess
Mrs. Etruria (HILL) HESS, 36, Muncie, formerly of Argos, died at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday in the Ball Memorial hospital at Muncie after an extended illness.
Mrs. Hess, known as Trudy [HESS], was the wife of Charles HESS of Argos. They were married on Aug. 10, 1951 and moved to Muncie five years ago.
Born on Dec. 20, 1920 in St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Hess was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noel B. HILL. She was a member of the Muncie Church of God.
Surviving besides the husband are four children at home; Noel Daniel, Stanley E., Kimberly and Robin [HESS]; the father, of New York City; and a brother, Noel HILL, Toledo, O.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Meeks Mortuary in Muncie with the Rev. H. R. SHOCK of Muncie officiating. Graveside rites will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Grover Gerald
Grover GERALD, father of Walter GERALD, 1201 Wabash avenue, died Tuesday night about 10 o'clock in the Rockville (Ind.) Sanitarium following a long illness.
Mr. Gerald whose home was in Ladoga, leaves several children. The body has been taken to the Cox funeral home in Ladoga. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
His son, Walter, received the news of his father's death only minutes following the outbreak of the fire at the County Highway Department garage. Gerald is supervisor of the garage.

Thursday, July 18, 1957

Julius Grau, Sr.
Julius GRAU, Sr., father of Mrs. Vernon L. JENKINS of 1024 Main street, Rochester, died this morning from a heart attack at his home in Milwaukee, Wis. Mrs. Jenkins left for Milwaukee today to attend the funeral.

Friday, July 19, 1957

Ida Slusher
Mrs. Ida SLUSHER, 84, Goshen, a resident at 169 North Pontiac street for many years, died at 4:15 a.m. today at the Austin convalescent home in Goshen after being seriously ill for six weeks.
Mrs. Slusher had been living with a daughter, Mrs. Hazel McKEE, in Goshen, where she had moved from Rochester.
Born on Feb. 26, 1873 in Peru, Mrs. Slusher was the daughter of Jonas and Mary Elizabeth (SWINT) HUEY. On Dec. 25, 1888 she was married in Peru to William SLUSHER, who died on Nov. 25, 1937. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving besides Mrs. McKEE, are two other daughters, Mrs. Alice YOUNG, South Bend, and Mrs. Pearl HITZMAN, Sturgis, Mich. ; a son, Marvin [SLUSHER], Sturgis; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and a brother Frank HUEY, of near Lake Bruce.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Saturday, July 20, 1957

Dora J. Werner
Mrs. Dora J. WERNER, 86, for 50 years a resident of the Fulton community, died at 2:15 p.m. at the Miller nursing home in Rochester after a five-year illness.
She resided three miles southeast of Fulton and was born in Jasper county Dec. 15, 1870, to John and Esther MILLER MAY. She was married Nov. 29, 1898, to Levi WERNER, who died Oct. 5, 1943. Mrs. Werner was a member of the Zion Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Charles [WERNER], Clarkswood, Pa.; four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Stella STILLMAN, Goodland.
Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. William KEITH will officiate and burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary Bell Kimble
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster and good funeral home for Mrs. Mary Bell KIMBLE, 75, a local resident the past year. She died at 5:36 p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest FRANK of Leiters Ford.
The Rev. Paul JUMP will officiate at the rites and cremation will follow.
Mrs. Kimble had been ill two months. She was born Nov. 18, 1882, in Cincinnati, the daughter of George and Frances MEYERS. Her marriage was to Frank KIMBLE. Mrs. Kimble had moved here from Gary a year ago.
Surviving are the daugher and two granddaughters, Marilyn and Roberta [FRANK].

Monday, July 22, 1957

Mary W. Barnes
Mrs. Mary Wilhelmina BARNES, 87, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since April 15. Mrs. Barnes was taken to the hospital when she became seriously ill with a heart condition.
She resided with her daughter, Mrs. C. L. (Alice) FORTNA, west of City Park.
Mrs. Barnes was born in Brooke, Ontario, Canada, on Nov. 17, 1869, the daughter of Mathew and Elizabeth BELL WOOD. She came here from LaPorte in 1944 and resided at Oak Park, Ill, from 1919-38. Her marriage was in Michigan in 1879 to Mortimer Grant BARNES, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Barnes was a member of the Order of the British Empire at Oak Park.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fortna and Mrs. Florence B. STROM, Wilmington, Del.; one son, James M. BARNES, Neptune Beach, Fla., and six grandchildren.
The body was taken from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here to the Herse funeral home in Albion, Neb., where final rites will be held Tuesday.

Yevka Rankovich
Mrs. Yevka RANKOVICH, 58, a native of Yugoslavia who was living with her sister, Mrs. George GREGG, R.R. 1, Roann, died at her sister's home at 3 a.m. Sunday after an illness of two years.
She was born on Feb. 2, 1899, to Tanasko and Nasta (STASICH) YOVANAVICH and was married in 1921 to Ilia RANKOVICH. She was a member of the Orthodox church in Yugoslavia.
Surviving besides Mrs. Grogg and the husband and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Edward BLINK of the Niconza Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services.

Tuesday, July 23, 1957

John Schoeff
Funeral services were conducted at Huntington Monday for John SCHOEFF, 88, husband of the former Hannah FENSTERMAKER of Rochester.
Among the other survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Hazel BUCKINGHAM and Mrs. Bert REYNOLDS; two nephews, Albert and Cecil FENSTERMAKER, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma FENSTERMAKER, all of Rochester.

Harry Brown
Funeral rites were held this morning at Star City for Harry BROWN, 76, a retired carpenter and brother of Mrs. Margaret PATTON, Fulton.
Mr. Brown died Saturday at his home near the Cass-Pulaski county line. Surviving are his wife, two sons and two daughters; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one brother besides Mrs. Patton.
Burial was in the Star City cemetery.

Robert I. Rannells
Robert I. RANNELLS, 56, Glendale, Cal., a Rochester high school graduate and former resident of this city as well as Fulton, died at 7 p.m. Monday in his Glendale home of a heart attack.
At one time owner and operator of the Fulton Leader, Mr. Rannells later was a linotype operator for the Logansport Pharos-Tribune. Three years ago he moved with his sister, Mrs. Lucille KARN, to Glendale, where both worked as linotpe operators for the Los Angeles Herald.
Mr. Rannells was born in Fulton on Jan. 9, 1901, to E.A. and Mabel (SEECE) RANNELLS. He was a member of the Logansport Elks lodge.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Karn, are another sister, Mrs. Francis (Kathleen) CARITHERS, Fulton; two nieces and a nephew.
The body will be returned to the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. Funeral services are incomplete.

Wednesday, July 24, 1957

George B. Savage
George B. SAVAGE, 63, former Macy resident, died Monday evening at his home in Orlando, Fla., following a long illness. He left Macy about 1925 and lived in Indianapolis and Zanesville, O., before moving to Florida.
Surviving are his wife, the former Maude SKINNER; four sons, Noble [SAVAGE], Orlando, Fla.; and Winston, Richard and Malcolm [SAVAGE], all of Indianapolis; six grandchildren; two brothers, Scott SAVAGE, Rochester; and John SAVAGE, Macy; and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret AGLE, Macy, and Mrs. John ALSPACH, Peru.
Funeral services will be held at the Shirley Brothers funeral home on North Illinois street in Indianapolis at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Indianapolis.

Gertrude Zartman
Mrs. Gertrude ZARTMAN, 64, died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at her home, 812 1/2 Main street following a year of heart disease. She had been seriously sick only one day, however.
Mrs. Zartman was born at Wilkes Barre, Pa., on Oct. 3, 1892, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth CARPENTER TUCKER. She had lived in the Rochester community 36 years. In 1921, she was married at Buchanan, Mich., to Ernest ZARTMAN, who died in 1931.
Surviving are four sons, Paul and Kenneth [ZARTMAN], both of Rochester; Dean [ZARTMAN], Plymouth, and Wayne [ZARTMAN], Huntington Park, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Alice MAXWELL and Mrs. Mary Van CURREN, both of Akron; one brother, Charles TUCKER, Wilkes Barre, Pa.; and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth WILLIAMS, Orange, N.J., and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Claude FAWNS of Akron officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Robert Rannells
Final rites for Robert RANNELLS, 56, Glendale, Cal., former owner and operator of the Fulton Leader newspaper, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton.
The Rev. William KEITH will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.
Mr. Rannells, a former resident of Rochester and Fulton, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday evening at his Glendale home.
He was a llinotype operator for the Los Angeles Herald and formerly was a linotypist for The Logansport Pharos-Tribune and president of the International Tpographical union in Logansport.

Thursday, July 25, 1957

Burson L. Horn
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Metea Church for Burson L. HORN, 63, Cass county farmer and a member of the Masonic lodge and Eastern Star at Fulton.
The Rev. Barry CAMPBELL, will officiate and burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
Mr. Horn died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial hospital in Logansport, where he had been a patient for seven days.

Friday, July 26, 1957

Ruth E. O'Conner
Mrs. Ruth Ellen O'CONNER of Culver, 57, mother of a Leiters Ford man, was killed Wednesday afternoon in a two-car crash at the city limits of Fort Dodge, Ia. Her husband, John O'CONNER, 61, was critically injured. He suffered extensive injuries to the head and body and is in "good" condition at the Fort Dodge hospital.
The accident occurred, as Mrs. O'Conner, driver of the car which was pulling a house trailer, was turning into the driveway of a florist shop. Another car, driven by Patrick McGUIRE of Bode, Ia., struck the O'Conner auto broadside. Mrs. O'Conner died approximately four hours after the crash as the result of internal injuries.
Surviving are two sons, John [O'CONNER], Leiters Ford, and James [O'CONNER], Culver; and her father and setpmother, Mr. and Mrs. Ellery SPENCER, Tippecanoe. The O'Conners operated the Culver Greenhouse and were on a combined business-vacation trip to California.
Mrs. O'Conner's body arrived at noon today at Culver, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Easterday funeral home. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery.

Saturday, July 27, 1957

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Monday, July 29, 1957

Mrs. John Epler
Mrs. John EPLER, 86, grandmoter of Ralph STEPP, 1214 Wabash avenue, Rochester, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Winamac after a long illness. She leaves two sons, two daugters, two brothrs, and two sisters. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Celesta M. Bair
Mrs. Celesta M. BAIR, 71, died at 2 a.m. Sunday in the Monticello nursing home after an eight month illness. Mrs. Bair, who had lived with her daughter in Monticello the past four years, had spent most of her life in the Poplar Grove community in Marshall county.
She was born June 2, 1896, in Union township, Marshall county, to Edwin and Mary SINGER KREIGHBAUM. She was married in 1910 to Clarence E. BAIR. The couple had lived 10 years in Detroit. Mrs. Bair was a member of the Poplar Grove church, of the W.S.C.S there and the Emily Jane chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Kathryn TYLER, Monticello; one son, Clarence E. BAIR, Jr., Culver; one foster son, Stephen FISK, Palos Heights, Ill; five grandchildren; two brothers, Frances KREIGHBAUM, R.R. 3, Argos; and Fred KREIGHBAUM, Hinckley, Ill., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Kendall SANDS of the Culver Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frances Carlson
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Frances CARLSON, 67, former Rochester resident, who died Sunday at 4:30 a.m. in the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis from multiple carcinoma.
Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Grace methodist church will be in charge of the last rites ands burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.
Mrs. Carlson, who resided at 3555 Salem street in Indianapolis, had been a patient in the hospital since April 12 and in ill health since October. She was born near Tiosa in Richland township Oct. 20, 1889, the daughter of Cyrus and Alma PERSCHBACHER SHOBE. On July 13, 1912, she was married to Otto CARLSON, who survives.
The Carlsons moved from Rochester to Indianapolis in 1935. Mrs. Carlson had been a member of the Methodist W.S.C.S. for 25 years and was a member of the North Methodist church in Indianapolis.
Surviving besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Christina KINTNER and Mrs. Florence CASADY, both of Port Angeles, Wash.; two sons, Donald CARLSON, news editor of The Niles (Mich.) Star, and Francis CARLSON, Heyworth, Ill., and eleven grandchildren.

First Lt. Francis B. Gould
First Lt. Francis B. GOULD, USA (Ret.), a native of Rochester and 33-year veteran of U.S. Army service, died Saturday afternoon in Columbus, O., where he had made his home since retiring from Army life in 1940.
Lt. Gould, 72 years old, had been in ill health for the last few years.
The son of Willard and Alice GOULD, Lt. Gould was reared in Rochester and attended school in this city. On Nov. 14, 1907, he enlisted in the Army at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.
His overseas service included a tour in the Philippine Islands, where he commanded a machine gun company of the Philippine infantry after being commissioned an officer.
Survivors include the widow at home; a sister, Mary GOULD, Rochester, and a brother, George [GOULD], Anderson.
Services and burial will be in Columbus, Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 30, 1957

Arthur C. Helm
Arthur Calvin HELM, 84-year-old father of Richard P. HELM of Rochester, died at 9 p.m. Monday at the Miller nursing home here following a two-month illness. Mr. Helm, who lived at 2320 Coyner avenue in Indianapolis, had been suffering from a heart condition.
Mr. Helm became ill in May while attending a convention in South Bend and later was taken to the Woodlawn hospital.
He was born June 28, 1873, near Muncie, the son of John Henry and Naomi POWERS HELM. He was married June 16, 1903, at Muncie to Jessie Pearl PERKINS, who preceded him in death in 1948. The Helms moved from Muncie to Indianapolis, where Mr. Helm had lived 32 years.
A retired employee of the Indianapolis city engineer's office, he was a 55-year member of the Brookside Masonic Order and a Past Grand Counselor of the United Commercial Travelers. During World War II he was active in Civil Defense work in Indianapolis.
Survivors are two sons, Richard P. HELM, 320 West Fifth street; Arthur HELM WALKER, Mexico City; one daughter, Mrs. William (Hannah) BORUFF, Miami, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek mortuary in Indianapolis with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL of the First Baptist church of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis. The Brookside Masonic Order will conduct grveside rites.
Friends may call at the Flanner and Buchanan mortuary after noon Wednesday. The body was taken to Indianapolis late today from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.

Wednesday, July 31, 1957

Mary Wales
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Mary WALES, 77, 1002 Elm street, who died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient there since Thursday, when she suffered a stroke while working at the home of Mrs. Clem MILLER 1104 Main street.
Born April 22, 1880, in Aubbeenaubbee township, she was the daughter of Silas and Jane BISHER MILLISER. She was married Dec. 26, 1897, to Frank WALES, who died in 1938. Mrs. Wales, a member of the Burton E.U.B. church, had lived in Rochester for the past 13 years.
Surviving are two sons, Ora [WALES], St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ernest [WALES], Elkhart; three daughters, Mrs. Clyde WOLF, Frankfort; Mrs. Mark SIXBEY and Mrs. Truman NEHER, both of near Leiters Ford; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Surphes MILLISER, Rochester; and four sisters, Mrs. Esther WOLF, Peru; Mrs. Ruth CRABILL, Rochester; Mrs. Elizabeth WOODCOX, Rochester, and Mrs. Equilla HOLIDAY, Ontario, Ore. Two brothers and one sister prceded her in death.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Guy S. Tuley
Guy S. TULEY, 69, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's hospital in Winamac. Mr. Tuley, a county highway department employee for 20 years, was the brother of Theodore TULEY of Rochester.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac. Burial will be in the Reed cemetery.
Also surviving are two sisters and two other brothers.

Thursday, August 1, 1957

Amanda A. Kendall
Mrs. Amanda Alice KENDALL, 90-year-old mother of Mrs. Dolly WELLER of Macy, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Webster nursing home in Logansport after two weeks' illness.
Also surviving are two sons; four daughters; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport after 7 o'clock tonight.

Lawrence N. Clayton
Lawrence N. CLAYTON, 57, San Francisco, Cal., died of a heart attack at his home Wednesday morning.
Mr. Clayton was born Oct. 16, 1899, in Roann, to Lewis and Lucinda ACKERMAN CLAYTON. He was grocer in Roann until he moved to California five years ago for his health.
His wife, the former Blanche KESLING, a Fulton county native, survives along with a daughter, Miss Jane CLAYTON. Both live in San Francisco.
Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Scott POWERS of Fort Wayne and Mrs. W. S. ROBERTS of Detroit, and a brother, Hugh A. CLAYTON, Qincy, Mich.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Wilbert SULLIVAN officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Arla F. Weddle
Arla F. WEDDLE, 57, Greenwood, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Indianapolis from a heart attack. He was the father of Mrs. Robert (Martha) BRIDGE of Rochester.
A salesman for the Socony Mobil Oil company for 30 years, Mr. Weddle was a member of the American Legion Post of Rochester. Surviving besides his daughter are the wife, Margaret [WEDDLE]; three grandchildren, Steven, Nancy and John BRIDGE; two brothers, Chester WEDDLE, Bargersville, and Homer WEDDLE, Franklin, and one sister, Mrs. Mecie GILLETT, Whiteland.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Christian church.

Wilbur Cooper
Wilbur COOPER, 79, died of a heart attack at 2 p.m. Wednesday at his home in the Burton community west of Rochester. He had resided there six years, moving from Akron. He also formerly lived in the Fulton area.
Born April 12, 1878, in Wabash county, he was the son of Daniel and Mariah COOPER. He was married March 4, 1902, to Bertha UNGER.
Surviving are the wife; three sons, Oral [COOPER], Lansing, Mich.; Paul [COOPER], South Bend, and Charles [COOPER], R.R. 1, Rochester; six grandchildren and daughter preceded him in death in 1940.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire chapel at Fulton with the Rev. William KEITH, of the Fulton Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport.
Friends may call at the chapel.

Bertha A. Smith
Mrs. Bertha A. SMITH, 74, died at 4 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Sunday. Mrs. Smith, who resided at 303 West Third street, had been in failing health the past four years.
She was born Aug. 25, 1882, near Athens, the daughter of John N. and Nancy Jane MOORE BRYANT. Her entire life had been spent in Fulton county, most of the time in Richland township. She had resided in Rochester the past 10 years.
She was married Dec. 26, 1906, in Talma to Ernest A. "Jake" SMITH, who died Feb. 17, 1947. Mrs. Smith, a retired school teacher, was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church and a charter member of the F.D.I. club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis SHEETZ, Rochester, and Mrs. Nellie Mae HOOKER, Indianapolis; two sons, James SMITH, Elkhart attorney; and Joe SMITH, St. Joe, Ind.; ten grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nellie SMITH, Rochester, and one niece, Mrs. Aletha DAVISSON, Rensselaer.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Lloyd MENEREY of Richland Center Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Friday, August 2, 1957

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Saturday, August 3, 1957

Howard Zumbaugh
Howard ZUMBAUGH, 84, died at 1:45 a.m. today at his home, 209 North Michigan street, Argos, from a sudden heart attack.
He was born Jan. 6, 1873, in the Poplar Grove community and had lived in the Argos area his entire life except for three years at Bremen, during which time he taught school. He was married to Mollie M. DAVIS, April 21, 1897. His parents were Jacob and Ann PONTIOUS ZUMBAUGH and he was the last survivor of seven children.
Mr. Zumbagh was a retired printer and a member of the Argos Methodist church. Surviving are the wife and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. E. J. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetry southwest of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, August 5, 1957

Sophia Boggess
Mrs. Sophia Mary BOGGESS, 75, died at 12:40 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital after a six-months illness. Death was due to a coronary occlusion.
Mrs. Boggess, a former Rochester resident, returned here about six months ago to make her home with a daughter, Mrs. Amelia DOYLE EWING, at 913 Monroe street.
She was born in Rome, N.Y., Oct. 5, 1881, the daughter of Jacob and Mary EHMANN ZIMMERMAN. She was married first to Francis DOYLE and after his death was married in 1914 to Willard BOGGESS, who prceded her in death in 1951.
Mrs. Boggess was a member of the Verona, N.Y. Lutheran church, and spent most of her life in Rome, N.Y.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Amelia DOYLE EWING, Rochester, and Mrs. Charlotte BOGGESS FIEDLER, Glossvale, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; one sister and two brothers of Rome, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. One son, Francis DOYLE, Jr., preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Griffith and Aldrich chapel in Rome, N.Y., where the body has been removed from the Foster and Good funeral home here. Burial will be in Rome.

Ivan Pownall
Ivan POWNALL, 59, a native of Fulton county, died Sunday night at City Hospital in Indianapolis following a long illness.
He was born in Wayne township, the son of William and Margaret POWNALL and was married to Oneta BOGGS, who survives. Also surviving are his father, William, in Florida; one daughter, Mrs. Estin SWANSON, Markleville; two sons, Ermal O. [POWNALL], Wabash, and Edgar L. [POWNALL], Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar RANS, Elkhart, and Mrs. Loyd ROUCH, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton at 2 p.m. Wednesday with burial in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

James M. Ware
James M. WARE, 69, a lifelong resident of the Kewanna community, died Saturday morning at Woodlawn hospital.
He was the son of Henry and Ann PINDER WARE and was born June 15, 1888 on the farm where he resided at the time of his death, four miles southeast of Kewanna.
He was a 1913 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and was married Oct. 20, 1920, to Mary WALSH. They were the first couple married in the St. Ann's church at Kewanna.
Mr. Ware was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion post of Rochester and president of the Holy Name Society of the St. Ann's church.
Surviving are his wife; one son, James H. WARE, Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Mary DAWSON, in Germany; and Mrs. Margaret ANGELL, Ukiah, Cal.; nine grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Agnes LARKIN, South Bend.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Ann's church with the Rev. James FITZGERALD officiating. The rosary will be repeated at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home. The Leroy Shelton [American] Legion Post will conduct military rites at the St. Ann's cemetry in Grass Creek, where burial will be made.

Russell G. Callahan
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Russell G. CALLAHAN, 61, who died at his home southeast of Kewanna Saturday morning.
Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.
Mr. Callahan was a native of Milford, Ill., being born there Oct. 4, 1895, the son of Charles and Sarah LEWIS CALLAHAN.
Surviving are the wife, Bertha [CALLAHAN]; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy SORENSEN, Rockford, Ill.,; one brother, George CALLAHAN, R.R. 6, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Ruby RUSH, Mahnattan, Kan. ,and one granddaughter.

John Davis
John DAVIS, 22, Mentone, Sunday morning became the sixth traffic fatality in Fulton county this year when he died in Woodlawn hospital about three hours after a three-vehicle accident on State Road 14, 1.7 miles north of Akron.
Parquale LOMBARDI, 26, Logansport, suffered a fractured left arm, broken left leg and possible fractured pelvis in the accident and is reported in serious condition at St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport.
Three other persons, Richard P. CLARK, 19, Mentone; Harold Rae DOUGLAS, 30, Logansport, and Floyd A. COX, R.R. 2,, Akron, escaped injury.
Davis was a passenger in a car driven by Clark which struck a pickup truck parked on the highway at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday, state police said.
Officers said that Lombardi and Douglas were en route home from Warsaw, where Douglas had raced n a stock car event. Douglas was driving the 1939 moden pickup truck, pulling the stock car on a trailer, when the truck eveloped motor trouble.
Douglas had gotten out of the truck when the Clark auto crashed into the trailer, jaming it against the truck and mashing the truck cab, pinning Lombardi inside.
The tuck and trailer were shoved 60 feet down the highway and onto the berm, a state trooper said.
The Clark car apparently flipped over the truck, landing on its top 156 feet down the highway from the point of impact. It was then hit by an auto driven by Cox, who was not hurt.
Lombardi was freed from the truck cab by Douglas, who later was chraged by state police with parking on the traveled portion of the highway.
The Clark car was demolished in the wreck and the pickup truck was listed as a total loss. The stock car also was badly damaged.
The fatality was the first to occur on State Road 14 in Fulton county this year. Three persons have died from accidents on U.S. 31, and from a mishap on State Road 25 and another from an accident at the intrsection of two county roads north of Akron.

Tuesday, August 6, 1957

James Jacknewitz
James JACNEWITZ, infant grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard SLONAKER, R.R. 3, Rocester, died 10 hours after birth Monday at Memorial hospital in South Bend of congenital atelactasis.
e was the son of Stanley and Esther (SLONAKER] JACKNEWITZ, South Bend, and the nephew of Mrs. Laurence NORRIS and Miss Doris SLONAKER, both of Rochester.
Also surviving is the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Barbara JACKNEWITZ, East St. Louis, Ill.
Graveside services were conducted at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery this afternoon with the Rev. Lloyd MONEREY, of the Richland Center Methodist church officiating.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.

Melvin Hay
Friends of Melvin HAY, 80, who died in Bakersfield, Cal., July 5, have received memorials of the former Fulton county and Rochester man who will be remembered by many of the older residents of the county. Mr. Hay had been confined to his bed for almost six years, as the result of a stroke. Burial was at Bakersfield.
He was born and reared in the Leiters Ford community where he was a farmer and school teacher. Always an active Democrat, he entered politics and was elected Fulton county surveyor. He left here about 35 years ago to join an older brother in Bakersfield.
Mr. Hay married Miss Jocie McMAHAN, a sister of Otto and Hugh McMAHAN, of Rochester. She passed away some years ago. They had one daugher, Mrs. Marjorie McCASLIN, Ontario, Cal., who survives as does a sister, Mrs. Vern WALTERS.

Wednesday, August 7, 1957

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Thursday, August 8, 1957

Virgil J. McKee
Virgil J. McKEE, 97, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Plymouth Parkview hospital.
Mr. McKee, a retired sawmill operator, was born in Rochester on Jan. 17, 1860, spending most of his life in the Bruce Lake community before moving to Plymouth 30 years ago.
He was married May 13, 1881, in Rochester, to Lydia COSGROVE, who preceded him in death Nov. 16, 1919. He was a member of the Bruce Lake E.U.B. church.
Survivors are his daughter, Mrs. Arretta PAXTON of Plymouth, with whom he made his home; three sons, Sam McKEE of Argos; Reed McKEE of Plymouth and Harvey McKEE of Hammond; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Community church in Bruce Lake. Friends may call at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth after 7 p.m. tonight.

Arthur C. Woolington
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Burr Oak E.U.B. church for Arthur C. WOOLINGTON, 73, who died at his home on R.R. 3, Plymouth, Tuesday morning.
He was born in Fulton county Feb. 22, 1884, and spent most of his life in West township, Marshall county. In 1904 he was married to Maggie M. ANDERSON.
Survivors include his wife; his stepmother, Mrs. Jessie WOOLINGTON, Rochester; five daughters, Mrs. Helen CRAMER and Mrs. Jean BISHOP, of Burr Oak, Mrs. Frances SIDDALL and Mrs. Mary BRODBELT of Plymouth and Mrs. Florence ELLINGER of Walkerton; a son, Arthur WOOLINGTON, Jr., of Burr Oak; a brother, Lloyd WOOLINGTON of Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth HOUSER of Winamac and Mrs. Goldie HAMMOND of Kewanna; fifteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Ross COOK will officiate at the services with burial in the Bur Oak cemetery.

Zella Williams
Funeral services for Mrs. Zella DURR WILLIAMS, Toledo, O., a former resident of Leiters Ford, were conducted in Toledo Wednesday. Mrs. Williams died in a Toledo hospital Saturday morning.
Among the survivors are the husband, Ray WILLIAMS; a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor WHITEHEAD; two grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Maude SALES and Mrs. Dessie NEWCOMER, both of Rochester; a brother, Guy DURR, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews from Fulton county.

Friday, August 9, 1957

Theodore Faulstich
Winamac, Ind. -- Theodore FAULSTICH, 30, R.R. 1, Monterey, died at the Carneal hospital in Winamac at 2 p.m. Thursday, from injuries sustained when his car and a farm trailer collided with a pickup truck at a Pulaski county road intersection earlier in the day.
Faulstich, father of three small children, died of internal injuries. In "good" condition at the hospital is Dennis SWARTZ, R.R. 1, Winamac. Young Swartz, an unlicensed driver, suffered a broken left wrist and cuts and bruises.
Faulstich was en route home with a ton of farm feed on the trailer. Swartz was on his way to Monterey on an errand for his parents. The vehicles collided head-on at the intersection three miles west and a mile south of Monterey. Both the car and truck landed in a beanfield 60 feet from point of impact.
Deputy Sheriff Wayne KOEPKE estimated the speed of both vehicles at 45 miles per hour. A neighbor heard the crash and investigated. Charges are to be filed later against Swartz.
Faulstich leaves his wife and three sons, Leon [FAULSTICH], 6, Neal [FAULSTICH], 4, and Kent [FAULSTICH], 3. Funeral rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Ann's church in Monterey with burial in the church cemetry.

Saturday, August 10, 1957

[no obits]

Monday, August 12, 1957

Henry W. Blesch
Henry W. BLESCH, 81, Akron, a resident of the Akron and Beaver Dam vicinities for the last 47 years, died in his sleep at home at 3 a.m. Sunday.
A retired farmer, Mr. Blesch was born on May 24, 1876, in Palos, Ill., to Peter and Anna (COCH) BLESCH. He was married to Flora CRISLER in 1907 at Goodings Grove, Ill. He was a member of the German Lutheran church in Lemont, Ill.
Surviving besides the widow at home are two daughters, Miss Grace BLESCH, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Roy (Evelyn) MEREDITH, Akron; two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Matilda BODENSCHATZ, Lemond, and Mrs. Frances MASKE, Glendale, Cal. A son, Ralph [BLESCH], two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Clyde Vigar
Clyde "Jake" VIGAR, Wabash, father of Orville and Harleyglen VIGAR, both of Rochester, died suddenly at his home about 4 a.m. Sunday. He would have been 67 years of age this month.
Born Aug. 23, 1890, in Pomeroy, O., Mr. Vigar was the son of John H. and Carrie Kay VIGAR. In 1911 he was married to Elizabeth FRAKER, who preceded him in death. He was a retired woodworker.
Surviving besides Orville and Harleyglen Vigar are three daughters, Mrs. Walter ORPURT, Mexico, Mrs. Albert SMITH, Peru, and Mrs. Leonard TOWNSEND, Wabash; two sons, Harry VIGAR, Niles, Mich., and Russell VIGAR, Wabash; five brothers, Charles [VIGAR], Peru; Howard and Frank [VIGAR], New Albany; and Edward and Homer [VIGAR], Delaware, O.; a sister, Mrs. Maude MYERS, Tanmpa, Fla.; twenty-eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Four brothers and a half-sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru with the Rev. Russell SHALLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Edith Arter
Mrs. Edith ARTER, 80, who resided with her daughter, Mrs. Fred BARR, in Talma, died at 8 o'clock this morning of carcinoma of the stomach at her daughter's home. She had been in failing health for the past year.
The daughter of Benjamin F. and Eliza Jane (BURNS) HOLLOWAY, Mrs. Arter was born in Fulton county on Oct. 7, 1876. She was married in 1894 to Frank J. ARTER, who died in 1948.
A practical nurse for the last seven years, Mrs. Arter was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. BARR and Mrs. Roy HUBBARD of near Tiosa; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald V. HOLLOWAY of Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. A. C. TEETER of Winona Lake, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Talma Methodist church. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday and until 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 13, 1957

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Wednesday, August 14, 1957

Daniel T. Rose
Daniel T. ROSE, 68, prominent Fulton county farmer who lived five miles north of Rochester on U.S. 31, died at 10:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of cardiovascular-renal disease and complications. He had been in failing health for the last 10 years and had been critically ill for three weeks.
Born on Dec. 2, 1888 near Windsor, Ill., Mr. Rose was the son of Tobias Vincent and Virginia (WRIGHT) ROSE. He was married on Jan. 20, 1912 to Rita WRIGHT in Findley, Ill., and came to Fulton county from Shelby county, Ill., 27 years ago.
He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving besides the widow at home are three sons, Daniel Vincent [ROSE], of Kokomo; D. Murphy [ROSE] of Rochester and Marvin E. [ROSE], of Boston; a daughter, Miss Virginia D. ROSE, of LaPorte; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and five sisters, Mrs. Elsie OLSON of Windsor; Mrs. Don MOBERELY of Gays, Ill., Mrs. Roy POGUE of Findley, Mrs. Ron RUNKLE of North Manchester and Mrs. G. C. BARNHART of Gates, Ore.
A son, Capt. Robert ROSE, died in 1944 during World War Two and two brothers and two sisters also preceded Mr. Rose in death.
The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where rites are pending.

Thursday, August 15, 1957

Daniel T. Rose
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Daniel T. ROSE, 68, well-known Fulton county farmer who died at Woodlawn hospital Wednesday morning.
The Rev. Ralph BURRIS of the Rochester Church of Christ will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Friday. The body will then be taken to the Rose farm home, five miles north of the city on U.S. 31, to be returned to the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Laura Oxley
Mrs. Laura OXLEY, 85, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at the McDougle nursing home in Fulton following a long illness. She had resided in Fulton since the death of her husband, Wilson [OXLEY], February 23, 1943. Prior to that, the Oxleys lived in Adams township, Cass county.
She was born May 1, 1872, in Adams township, the daughter of Joseph and Nancy Jane GEHMAN. Her marriage was on Feb. 20, 1907. Mrs. Oxley was a member of the Skinner Christian church at Twelve Mile. The only survivors are nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire chapel at Fulton with the Rev. Lincoln LEHUE officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the chapel.

Earl Sanner
Earl SANNER, 72, 308 East Walnut street, Argos, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at the Beatty Memorial hospital in Westville. He had been ill three years.
Mr. Sanner was born Nov. 13, 1884, in Tippecanoe to Empurtis and Sarah GRAHAM SANNER. He spent all his life in Tippecanoe until 1940, when he moved to Argos.
He was first married on July 21, 1906, to Glendolen DIPERT, who preceded him in death on Sept. 26, 1937. He was married again on March 3, 1940, to Ella BERRY, who survives. He was a retired farmer and laborer.
Survivors besides the wife include four daughters, Mrs. Vera RICHTER, Mishawaka; Mrs. Helen COPLEN, Talma; Mrs. Eileen ABEL, Elkhart; and Mrs. Marjorie LEWALLEN, Tippecanoe; three sons, Harold K. SANNER, Chicago; and B. SANNER, both of South Bend; [sic] a sister, Mrs. Ethel JACKSON, Elkhart; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 o'clock this evening. Funeral services will be there at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Robert WHITEHEAD of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.

Friday, August 16, 1957

Blanche A. Miller
Miss Blanche Alma MILLER, 50, died this morning at 9 o'clock at the home of her parents, 520 East Eighth street, following a two-year illness. She had been in serious condition the past week.
Born Oct. 24, 1906, at Thompsonville, Mich., she was the daughter of Frank E. and Jennie MOORE MILLER. Miss Miller moved to Rochester with her parents at the age of six years and had lived here the remainder of her life.
She was a member of the Grandview E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the parents, three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Dorothy) COX, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. N. E. (Esther) KESLER, R.R. 3, Rochester; and Mrs. Joseph (Edna) LEONARD, Tampa, Fla; two brothers, Everett MILLER, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Edward MILLER, Riviera, Cal.; and several nieces and nephews. One brother preceded her in death.
Funeral rites are pending. Friends may call at the Foster and Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Daniel Fouts
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Deedsville E.U.B. church for Daniel FOUTS, 15, Deedsville, who died Wednesday afternoon at the Riley hospital in Indianapolis from a kidney infection. He had been ill a week.
The boy would have been a sophomore in the Deedsville high school this fall.
He was the son of Herbert and Geneva LONG FOUTS and is survived by three brothers and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don FOUTS, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle LONG, all of R.R. 2, Macy.

Carl E. Anderson
Carl Edward ANDERSON, 78, 3119 180th street, Lansing, Ill.; died Thursday at 6:30 p.m. He had been living in Lansing with his daughter, Mrs. Norma BECKER, but was for many years a resident of the Rutland community on R.R. 4, Plymouth. Mr. Anderson, a retired farmer, had been ill four months, but his health had been failing the past 10 years.
He was born June 18, 1879, to Nels and Johanna ANDERSON, in Sweden. He came to the United States at the age of 10, settling in Kankakee, Ill., until early manhood, when he moved to Rutland.
He was married on Sept. 30, 1908, to Eva Ann GROVER. His wife preceded him in death June 30, 1946.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Velma SOUTH, Plymouth; Mrs. Orpha LEE, Whiting; Mrs. Elsie JOHNSON, Hammond; and Mrs. Norma BECKER, Lansing, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Amanda BURRILL, Kankakee, Ill.; and Mrs. Jennie POOR, Plymouth; a brother, Emile ANDERSON, South Bend; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 1 p.m. today, where funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Wayne A. CHILD will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery southwest of Argos.

Maude M. Kreamer
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kewanna Church of Christ for Maude May KREAMER, 78, a former Rochester resident. Mrs. Kreamer was the widow of the late J. H. KREAMER, and had lived at 427 Jefferson street in Rochester.
She was born to George and Nancy STAHL SALES on July 17, 1879, in Leiters Ford. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Earl SEE; and a brother Kline SALES, both of Leiters Ford; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mary ANDERSON and Mrs. Naomi MILLS, both of Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews.
The services will be conducted by Rev. Henry F. BULGER, assisted by the Rev. Kenneth LUCKY. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the services Sunday.

Saturday, August 17, 1957

Blanche A. Miller
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster and Good funeral home in Rochester for Miss Blanche Alma MILLER, 50, who died Friday morning.
The Rev. James THOMAS of the Grandview E.U.B. church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochestr I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, August 19, 1957

Charles H. Kercher
Charles H. KERCHER, 83, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at his home a mile east of Gilead following an eight month illness, serious the past two months.
He was born Nov. 20, 1873, in Miami county and was married Nov. 23, 1899, to Minnie HARMON. His parents were Frederick and Rochelle GRIMES KERCHER.
Mr. Kercher was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Marie and Marjorie [KERCHER], both at home, and Mrs. Opal HILL, Rochester; two sons, Ralph [KERCHER], R.R. 2, Macy, and Lamoine [KERCHER], at home; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth FAUROTE, R.R. 1, Macy.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. Harold CONRAD, officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron to the residence at 7 p.m. today. Friends may call until noon Wednesday. The body then will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Guy M. Price
Guy M. PRICE, 66, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Nursing Home following a long illness. Mr. Price, who resided at 917 Franklin avenue, had been seriously ill for four years.
He was born Aug. 30, 1891, in Fulton county and lived in this community his entire life. He was married Feb. 14, 1912, to Rhoda May O'CONNELL, who survives. His parents were Wallace and Theodosia WARREN PRICE.
Also surviving are three sons, Harold and Roy [PRICE], both of Culver, and John [PRICE], Rochester; five grandchildren, and several cousins. One brother and one foster sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster and Good funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery, three miles east of Culver on State Road 10. Friends may call at the funeral home.

George W. Musselman
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today in the Denver Methodist church for Dr. George W. MUSSELMAN of Denver, who died there Saturday, following a three-year illness. He was 78.
Burial was in the Chili cemetery.
Born in Richland township, Miami county, Sept. 12, 1878, he had lived in the Denver community since 1911. He was married June 26, 1902, at Logansport, to Jessie SKINNER. A veterinarian at Denver for the past 44 years, Dr. Musselman was a member of the American Veterinarian Association and the Indiana Veterinarian Association.
Surviving are a son, Donald [MUSSELMAN], Denver; a daughter, Maxine [MUSSELMAN], at home, and one grandson. He was the last surviving member of a family of 11 children.

Tuesday, August 20, 1957

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Wednesday, August 21, 1957

Anna M. Barter
Mrs. Anna Marie BARTER, 71, died at 4:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted Tuesday. Mrs. Barter, who resided a mile southeast of the city, had been in failing health for four years. Her condition had been serious the last six weeks.
Born Sept. 2, 1885, in Richmond, Va.; she came here about 28 years ago from Fort Wayne. She was married Oct. 15, 1909, in Memphis, Tenn., to Harry H. BARTER. The Barters own and operate the Lakeview Orchard.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two sons, Harry [BARTER], Jr., at home, and Gale [BARTER], Logansport; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Gloria) FELLERS, Akron, and one grandson, Stephen FELLERS, Akron.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Frday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Harold CONRAD of the Akron Church of God officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Edgar M. Fenimore
Edgar M. FENIMORE, 70, died at 6 a.m. today at his home a mile northeast of Culver following an illness of several months.
Born in Ross City, O., Nov. 20, 1886, he moved with his parents to Fulton county as a child. Following his marriage here to Fern ROBINSON, who survives, the couple returned to Ohio and in 1936 came back to reside near Culver.
He was a member of the Culver Bible church.
Surviving besides the wife are two sons, Donovan [FENIMORE], Mishawaka; Gerald [FENIMORE], Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Ira BUTT, Rochester; three brothers, Forrest, Rochester; Oscar, Peru, and Roy [FENIMORE], Oakland, Cal., and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Culver E.U.B. church with the Rev. Maynard TUTTLE officiating. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver.

Thursday, August 22, 1957

Floyd F. Boldry
Floyd F. BOLDRY, 69, died at 12:05 a.m. today at his home three miles northeast of Fulton in Liberty township from carcinoma after a three-year illness.
Born March 1, 1886, in Ripley county, he had lived in the Fulton community eight years, coming there from Twelve mIle. He was married Aug. 24, 1909, to Elizabeth HANKS, who survives. His parents were Frank and Marie HELTKAMP BOLDRY.
Mr. Boldry was a member of the E.U.B. church.
Surviving besides the wife, are one son, Ralph [BOLDRY], R.R. 2, Kewanna; one daughter, Mrs. Louise BUZBEE, R.R. 1, Logansport; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Everett [BOLDRY], R.R. 2, Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Lois THOMPSON, El Cajo, Cal., and Mrs. Elsie SHEETS, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; and several nieces and nephews. One daughter preceded him in death.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. James REFFER officiating, assisted by the Rev. William KEITH. Burial will be at Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, August 23, 1957

[no obits]

Saturday, August 24, 1957

Ellsworth Wagoner
Ellsworth M. WAGONER, 68, died at 6:30 a.m. today at his home on the Tippecanoe river in Newcastle township. The Wagoner residence is located in Camp SHOHOLA, which Mr. Wagoner originated.
Death, which came after a two-year illness, was caused from an asthmatic and heart condition.
Born Nov. 25, 1888, in Crestline, O., Mr. Wagoner was the son of Milo and Etta EDWARDS WAGONER. He was married in Rochester May 16, 1913, to Zella Vivian ESSICK, who survives.
A retired template maker for steel structures, Mr. Wagoner worked at the former Rochester Bridge Factory and also at Gary and in Bellefontaine, O. He returned to Rochester to reside in 1946 from Gary.
He was a member of the Grace Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Vivian TROUT, Rochester; three grandchildren, Mrs. Herschel (Judith Ann) RIGNEY; Sarah Ellen and Philip Miles TROUT, all of Rochester; one great-granddaugter, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles BEISEL, Elkhart, and Mrs. I. W. MARTIN, North Webster.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.
The family has rquested that flowers be omitted and memorial gifts made to the charitable organization preferred.

Monday, August 26, 1957

Ellsworth Snyder
Ellsworth SNYDER, 71, R.R. 1, Argos, died suddenly of a heart attack at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at his home.
He was born on Nov. 18, 1885, at the place where he died to Henry and Caroline HUFF SNYDER. A farmer, he had been a member of the Argos Christian church for the past 45 years.
He was married on May 6, 1914, to Velma CLEVENGER, who survives with two daughters at his home. The daughters are Miss Marjorie E. SNYDER and Miss Mary Ruth SNYDER.
Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lester (Minnie) ZEHNER, R.R. 4, Plymouth, four brothers, George and Benjamin [SNYDER], of Argos, R.R. 1, Russell [SNYDER], of Holtville, Cal., and Silas Drew SNYDER of Corpus Christi, Texas. A daughter, Vera [SNYDER], died in 1946.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Mooreland, Ind., will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

William A. Thomas
William Albert THOMAS, 46, died at 2 p.m. Sunday at his home at 723 East Ninth street in Rochester of a heart condition. He had been ill for the past two years.
He was born May 20, 1911, in Howard county, but mored to Rochester shortly thereafter and spent the rest of his life in this city. His parents were William and Minerva FRITZ THOMAS.
He was married June 28, 1930, to Mae WOLFORD. He was a co-owner of the Thomas Brothers garage at 266 Race street in Rochester for the past 12 years.
He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Eagles and Moose Lodges, the Izaak Walton League and the Rochester volunteer fire department.
Surviving with the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Arlen (Joan) HAMMOND of Mishawaka; two sons, Dale [THOMAS] of Rochester and Billy [THOMAS] at home and three granddaughters. Other members of his family are four brothers, Omer [THOMAS], of Fort Wayne, James [THOMAS], of Monrovia, Cal., and Floyd and Paul [THOMAS], of Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Reathel) CLINGER, of Flora, and Mrs. Eugene (Millie) BERGER of Argos. A daughter and three brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster and Good funeral home in Rochester, with the Rev. L. E. POWELL of the Rochester Church of God officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion post and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, August 27, 1957 to Wednesday, August 28, 1957

[no obits]

Thursday, August 29, 1957

Cleo B. Pattee
Cleo Bernice PATTEE, 44, R.R. 2, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Pattee died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, six hours after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while at a local hairdresser's.
The daughter of Edward and Cora (COFFEL) FLOYD, she was born in Rensselaer on Jan. 26, 1913.
She was married on Aug. 2, 1936 at Lake Village to Herman J. PATTEE and they came to Fulton county from Gary 15 years ago. They had lived in the Fairview Heights addition at Lake Manitou for the last 11 years.
Surviving besides the husband are three sons, Richard [PATTEE], stationed with the U.S. Navy in Morocco, West Africa; Larry and David [PATTEE] at home; two brothers, Glen FLOYD, Winamac, and William FLOYD, Gary, and a sister, Mrs. Grace NELSON, Bakersfield, Cal.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Emmett G. Floyd
Funeral services for Emmett Glenn FLOYD, 56, Delphi, a former resident of Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Jackson funeral home in Delphi.
The Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate and burial will be in the Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today.
Mr. Floyd, a native of Macy, died of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon in his car near Traverse City, Mich., where he was visiting relatives.
He was born in Macy on Jan. 13, 1899, to John and Elda (MURPHY) FLOYD. He was married on Aug. 18, 1936, to Fanny CRUEA, who survives.
Other survivors are four children by a former marriage, Ernest FLOYD, 1317 Elm street, Rochester; Edward [FLOYD], Delphi; Mrs. Edna STEWART, Cassopolis, Mich.; and Mrs. Virginia WINNER, Buchanan, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Ethel KUHNS, Colburn, and two brothers, Lester [FLOYD], Macy, and Elmer [FLOYD], Wabash.

Friday, August 30, 1957

Elbe H. Hassenplug
Elbe Henry HASSENPLUG, 77, died at 2:30 o'clock this morning at the Bair Nursing Home in Bourbon, after suffering ill health since 1952.
He was born near Leiters Ford to Henry and Ellen HARTMAN HASSENPLUG on March 24, 1880. He lived in Fulton county all his life, residing near the Gandview community in Richland township at the time of his death.
On Sept. 8, 1904, he was married to Estella BEEHLER, who preceded him in death in 1932. Mr. Hassenplug worked as a farmer and was employed for 10 years by Armour's Creameries. He was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Mabel) BROWN of Plymouth and Mrs. LaVerne (Aleta Ruth) BEACH, Sioux Falls, S.D.; a son, Obed [HASSENPLUG], Orangedale, Cal.; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One brother and three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Rochester Church of God, with the Rev. POWELL officiating. Burial will be in the South Germany cemetery near Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the Foster and Good funeral home in Rochester after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, August 31, 1957

Milo J. Norman
Milo J. NORMAN, 93, died during the night Friday at his home in Macy, where he had lived his entire life. Mr. Norman, who had not been ill, died during his sleep and was discovered this morning.
He leaves eight children, his wife having died in 1944.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Tuesday, September 3, 1957

Roscoe D. Clay
Roscoe Dennison CLAY, 50, a resident of R.R. 2, Rochester, died of a heart attack at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Greybull, Wyo.
Mr. Clay had been taken ill three weeks ago while he and his wife were on a vacation trip through the West. He had been hospitalized since that time.
He was born Sept. 12, 1906, in Rochester, and had spent his entire life in this county. He was married in January, 1926, at Rochester to Mildred HORN, who survives. His parents were Ed and Verna DENNISON CLAY, both having preceded him in death.
Mr. Clay, a farmer, was a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge and of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) ALBER, Rochester; and Mrs. Richard (Margaret) BURKETT, Rochester; one son, Max [CLAY], Rochester; six grandchildren; two brothers, Homer [CLAY], Rochester, and Howard [CLAY], Montpelier, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Maurice (Mildred) NEWMAN, Rochester; and Mrs. John (Pauline) SNYDER, South Bend. One brother preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is being returned to the Foster and Good funeral home, where friends may call after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Milo Norman
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Macy Methodist church for Milo J. NORMAN, 93, lifelong resident of Macy, who died of a heart condition at his Macy home [about 9 p.m.] Friday.
He was born in Miami county, Jan. 21, 1864, and was married in 1886 to Sarah Anetta POWELL. She died in 1944. Mr. Norman, for many years operated a threshing ring in Miami county. He was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
[His parents were Josephus and Sarah RANK NORMAN.. Surviving are eight children, Jesse [NORMAN], R.R. 2, Macy; Perry [NORMAN], Dodson, Mont; Mrs. Ora GLASSFORD, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Louise DAYWALD, Urbana; Mrs. Alta LEEDY, Deedsville; John [NORMAN], R.R. 2, North Manchester; Harold [NORMAN], R.R. 2, Macy; and Mrs. Elma RABER, R.R. 1, Macy; one sister, Mrs. Rosa CASTLE, South Bend; twenty gandchildren; sixty-nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
[Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating, and Rev. Jack PAVEY assisting. Burial will take place in Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Monday. The body will lie in state for an hour prior to the services at the church.]

Myrth Proctor
Myrth PROCTOR, 23, South Bend, husband of a former Rochester woman, died in the hospital at Woodsfield, O., Saturday from injuries sustained when he crash-landed his private plane on the Main street of the city Friday night.
Proctor's wife is the fomer Sally Van LUE, 22, who lived with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Van LUE, on a farm east of the city. She is reported in "fair" condition at the hospital. Two other passengrs, Paul WILLIAMS and Russell ANDERSON, both of South Bend, were treated for minor injuries.
State police said Proctor's private plane ran out of gas and that he landed at Woodsfield, O. under the impression he was at Wheeling, W. Va. The four were en route from South Bend to Morgantown,W. Va.

Wednesday, September 4, 1957

Myrtle A. Pratt
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Kewanna Church of Christ for Mrs. Myrtle Alice PRATT, 81, who died Sunday at the Miller nursing home here after a long illness.
Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.
Mrs. Pratt was born May 14, 1876, in Wabash county and was the daughter of William and Elizabeth STONE CLAYBOURNE. She was married to George PRATT, who died in 1932.
Surviving are a son, Russell [PRATT], Rochester; and three daughters, Mrs. Roxie HOTT, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Freda FRIEDRICH, Star City; and Mrs. Neda HOOVER, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Jennie CLAY, Rochester; three brothers, Otto, Fred and Edward [CLAYBOURNE], all of Rochester; eleven grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Roscoe D. Clay
Final rites for Roscoe Dennison CLAY, 50, R.R. 2, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL, of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Clay died of a heart attack at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Greybull, Wyo., after becoming ill three weeks ago while on a vacation trip through the West.
A farmer, he was a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge and of the Manitou Moose lodge.

Billy Barnett
Billy BARNETT, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William BARNETT, was killed instantly at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when crossing the street in front of his home at 521 Anchorage drive, North Palm Beach Village, Fla.
Billy is survived by one sister, Debbie [BARNETT]. His mother is the former Mary Jo SOWERS, of this city. His father is formerly of Frankfort. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William SOWERS of Rochester and his paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William BARNETT of Frankfort.
Services will be held in North Palm Beach Friday and burial will be in that city. Mr.and Mrs. William Sowers have left for North Palm Beach.

Thursday, September 5, 1957

Mrs. Owen Metsger
Mrs. Owen METSGER, Anderson, sister of Mrs. Ethel FINGERLE and aunt of Mrs. Robert CAUFFMAN and Mrs. John PRICE, all of Rochester, died at her home Wednesday afternoon after a long illness.
Services will be Saturday at the Beech Grove Baptist church in Pendleton.

Friday, September 6, 1957

Clinton Bryant
Final rites for Clinton BRYANT, 68, Gary, a former resident of Rochester, will be at 10 a.m. in the Gary Church of God, of which he was a member. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens, with graveside services at 2 p.m. Monday.
Mr. Bryant, a retired railroad employee, died in a hospital at Woodstock, Ill., Thursday evening after an illness of several weeks.
The son of John F. and Lulu (LARRIMORE) BRYANT, he was born on Jan. 10, 1889.
Among the survivors are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Omer HAIMBAUGH and Mrs. Robert STONER; two brothers, Wesley [BRYANT], of LaPaz and Teddy [BRYANT] of Arcola, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Rudy KAISER, Rome City, Ind.; several grandchildren, nieces and nephers and cousins.
Three brothers, Howard, Perry and John R. [BRYANT], and two sisters, Mrs. Eunice STOFFER and Mrs. Ora MOORE, preceded him in death.

Saturday, September 7, 1957

Charles L. Frobish
Charles LeRoy FROBISH, 65, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 7:55 p.m. Friday at his home on R.R. 1, Macy, following a five-year illness.
He was born to John and Alice DUTOIT FROBISH on Feb. 29, 1892, in Livingston county, Ill. In 1920 [?] he was married in Champaign, Ill. to Daisy WIRTH, who survives.
He lived near Macy for 26 years, owning the Macy pickle plant from 1929 to 1953, when he retired. He was a member of the Macy Methodist church, Lincoln masonic lodgte 523 of Macy, Peru Commandery Post 60, Rochestr Chapter 90 of the Royal Arch Masons, the Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne and Peru Council 58 of the RNSM. He was a past commander of the Peru Commandery, a past high priest of the Rochester Masons and a past master of the Macy lodge.
Survivors besides the wife include two sons, LeRoy FROBISH, Ontario, Ill.; and John FROBISH, Macy; two daughters, Mrs. Edith HUNTLEY, Kankakee, Ill., and Mrs. Elaine ROBERTS, Macy; a brother, Birt [FROBISH], Blue Island, Ill., and eight grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home at the junction of U.S. 31 and State Road 16. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Macy Methodist church, with the Rev. Jack PAVEY officiating. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the services.
Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy, with graveside rites conducted by the Masonic lodge.

Monday, September 9, 1957

Charles C. Stauffer
Charles C. STAUFFER, 81, died Sunday noon in the Beatty Memorial hospital in Westville after a long illness. He resided on R.R. 2, Argos.
Born Dec. 10, 1875, near Nappanee, he spent most of his life as a farmer in the Argos community. He was married April 2, 1899, to Myrta BOGGS, who survives. His parents were Henry and Orpha STAUFFER.
Mr. Stauffer was a member of the Plymouth Church of God.
Also surviving are two sons, Chester [STAUFFER], at home, and Charles [STAUFFER], Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Violet NELSON, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Pansy SLAUTTERBACK, Elkhart, and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home inArgos with the Rev. Burton BARTLING of the Argos Baptist church officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Clarence E. Ellis
The trustee of Allen township, Miami county--Clarence E. ELLIS-- died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, shortly after he was admitted to Dukes hospital in Peru. A resident of R.R. 2, Macy, he was 57 years of age.
A resident of Miami county for 49 years, he was born in Indianola, Ill., on April 7, 1900, the son of J. Edward and Serona Dee HEDGES ELLIS. He was married Aug. 13, 1922, to Mary HEETER at St. Joseph, Mich.
Mr. Ellis was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Robert [ELLIS], South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Martha HARDACRE, Bellflower, Cal.; three grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Macy Christian church, with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Nellie R. Hawk
Mrs. Nellie R. HAWK, 72, died Sunday morning at 7:55 o'clock at her home a half-mile north of Rochester on U.S. 31.
She was born Oct. 2, 1884, the daughter of William and Sada BECK ROGERS. On March 7, 1904, she was married to Rosco HAWK, who survives. The Hawks had lived for many years on a farm southeast of Argos and moved three years ago to their home north of Rochester.
Mrs. Hawk lived all her live in Fulton and Marshall counties.
She was a member of the Tiosa Christian church.
Also surviving are one son, Roy M. [HAWK], R.R. 1, Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Dollie) TOWN, Rochester; Mrs. Otis (Ethel) NELLANS, R.R. 3, Argos, and Mrs. Dean (Grethel) MOW, R.R. 3, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. E. J. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Interment will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday.

Odessa M. Murray
Mrs. Odessa Maude MURRAY, 85, Grass Creek, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital here where she had been a patient for three weeks.
Born Feb. 23, 1872, near Grass Creek, she was the daugher of J. J. and Almedia URBIN KUMLER. She was married Sept. 21, 1892, to A. J. MURRAY, who died July 4, 1941.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Blanche BABER, Royal Center, and Mrs. Flossie BEHLEFELDT, Beverly Hills, Cal.; three sons, George R. [MURRAY], Washington; Rex E. [MURRAY], Grass Creek; Cloyd A. [MURRAY], Indianapolis; three brothers, Roy KUMLER, Grass Creek; Frank KUMLER, Rochester; nine grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Two children died in infancy.
Mrs. Murray, a lifelong resident of Wayne township, was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church, and for many years served as its financial secretary.
Friends may call at the Harrison fneralhome in Royal Center after 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church with the Rev. D. H. PELLET officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Tuesday, September 10, 1957

Joseph Paul Marshall
Joseph Paul MARSHALL, 51, a telephone worker being employed in this vicinity, died suddenly from a coronary occlusion at 10:10 p.m. Monday in his apartment at 111 1/2 West Eighth street.
A native of Chester, Pa., Mr. Marshall came to Rochester about two months ago and had been employed as a line foreman for a construction firm erecting lines for the General Telephone Company in the Macy and Fulton areas. He had not been ill; in fact, worked a full day Monday.
Born Oct. 18, 1905, in Media, Pa., he was the son of Patrick and Margaret MARSHALL. He was married at Elkton, Md., in 1938 to Mary Lou PORTER, who survives.
Mr. Marshall was a member of the St. Michael's Roman Catholic church in Chester, Pa., and of the Federation of Telephone Workers of America. He had spent 30 years as an employee of the Bell Telephone Company.
' Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Patricia A. JENSON, York, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Barton NESENTHALER, Lansdale, Pa., and Mrs. Walter McMAHAN, Media, Pa. One sister and five brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services and burial will be in Chester, Pa., Thursday. The body is being returned to the White funeral home in Chester from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home this afternoon.

Wednesday, September 11, 1957

Fannie Lowman
Mrs. Maurice LOWMAN, 72, a native of Fulton, died at the St. Joseph hospital in Pontiac, Mich., Monday morning after a three-years illness. Mrs. Lowman resided at 191 Worth street, Birmingham, Mich.
Born in Fulton on Feb. 4, 1885, she was the daughter of William and Emma CATON and was married to Maurice LOWMAN at Fulton on June 17, 1908. Mrs. Lowman was an aunt of Mrs. Paul EASTERDAY of Fulton.
Surviving are the husband; a son, James [LOWMAN], Birmingham; a daughgter, Mrs. Lucille CHAMBERLIN, Los Angeles, and six grandchildren.
Mrs. Lowman was a graduate of Rochester Normal University and a member of the Birmingham Methodist church. She formerly taught school in this county.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Manley Bailey funeral home in Birmingham with burial in Acacia Park cemetery there.
[NOTE: Maurice LOWMAN married Fannie WALTERS, June 17, 1908 - Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983]

Thursday, September 12, 1957

Lowe Rynearson
Lowe RYNEARSON, 77, 1114 Franklin avenue, died in Woodlawn hospital at 12:15 a.m. today of paralysis. He had been ill since May 19, 1950, and a patient at the hospital one week.
A retired farmer, Mr. Rynearson was born in Lycoming county, Pa., Oct. 27, 1879 to Ellis and Sarah (FAGUE) RYNEARSON. On Aug. 31, 1905, he was married in Farragut, Pa., to Bernice O. HALL, who survives.
Mr. Rynearson had lived on Franklin avenue since April 1, 1951, moving there from the Levi MOORE farm on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
Surviving besides the widow at home are five sons, Reuben, Ellis, Woodrow and Joseph [RYNEARSON], all of Rochester, and Earl [RYNEARSON], Hughesville, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Sarah) COPLEN, Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. James (Marjorie) COX, Tyler, Texas; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Mathias [RYNEARSON] Moorehead, Minn., and Francis [RYNEARSON], Muncy, Pa.
A daughter, Helen [RYNEARSON], a granddaughter and three brothers preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with Dr. Claude YOUNG, of the Grace Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

John E. Leland, Sr.
John E. LELAND, Sr., a resident of Marshall county almost all his life, died at his home four miles west of Argos at 7 a.m. today after an illness of one year. He was 79 years old.
Born in Green township, Marshall county, Jan. 9, 1878, he was the son of John and Marietta LELAND. He was married to Iva COREY at Argos on July 2, 1899.
A farmer and member of the Methodist church, Mr. Leland had lived one year in Converse.
Surviving are the widow at home; three daughers, Mrs. Marcile MILLER and Mrs. Frances MELOY, both of Plymouth, and Mrs. Lola LOHT, Golden, Cal.; three sons, Keith [LELAND], Plymouth; Mark [LELAND], Brookville, O., and John [LELAND], Jr., R.R. 3, Argos; a brother, George [LELAND], Dayton, O.; eighteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. A daughter, Merriam [LELAND], died in 1928.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Albert VERMILLION of Darlington officiating, assisted by Rev. J. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, September 13, 1957 to Saturday, September 14, 1957

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Monday, September 16, 1957

Herschel W. Mow
Funeral services for Capt. Herschel W. MOW, 46, former Fulton county resident and a state policeman since 1942, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Grace Methodist church here following services in Indianapolis Tuesday morning.
Dr. Claude YOUNG will officiate at rites here and burial will be in Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery, where graveside ceremonies will be conducted by the I.O.O.F.
Capt. Mow, who had been in charge of the State Police records division since July of this year, died after a heart attack Saturday night.
Born in Thompsonville, Mich., he was the son of Clarence and Edna (BEEHLER) MOW. He was a graduate of Richland Center high school and had lived in Rochester.
He spent several years as a lineman and electrician for the Rural Electrification Membership Corporation before joining the state police.
His first assignment was at Jasper. Then he was named first sergeant at the Charlestown post. In July, 1947, he was promoted to lieutenant and became commanding officer at the Lafayette post later.
He was a member of the Washington, Ind., Masonic lodge.
Survivors include the widow, Bernice L. MOW; a son, Randall Lee [MOW], at home; a brother, Charles [MOW], Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Paul BARTS, Lawrence; two step-sisters, Mrs. Wesley McMURRAY, Rochester, and Mrs. Joe HENDRICKSON, Indianspolis, and a step-brother, Ralph BUNN, R.R. 3, Rochester.
Friends may call at the Foster and Good funeral home here after 3 p.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Tuesday, September 17, 1957

Fred F. Kirby
Fred F. KIRBY, 78, a resident of Akron for 19 years, died at his home at 6:10 p.m. Monday of a heart ailment. He had been ill for two years and in critical condition for four months.
Born in Alliance, O., April 13, 1878, he was the son of Charles and Mary (COHLER) KIRBY. He was married in Canton, O., in 1901 to Nellie RHODES, who survives.
Mr. Kirby was a retired chief inspector for the American Fork and Hoe company and was a member of the St. Lois I.O.O.F. He moved to Akron from Woolbridge, N.J.
Surviving besides the widow are two daughters, Mrs. J. T. JONES and Mrs. Leonard COMPOLIETO, both of Canton; two sons, Edgar L. [KIRBY], Canton, and Frank E. [KIRBY], Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A son and a daughter preceded him in death.
Services will be in Canton with the Rev. E. R. BARKER of the Canton Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the Northlawn cemetery with I.O.O.F. rites. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron this evening, after which the body will be taken to Canton.

Wednesday, September 18, 1957

Mary Ettie Dawald
Mary Ettie DAWALD, 80, who lived with her daughter, Mrs. Margaret YARIAN, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 6 a.m. today in Dukes hospital, Peru, after an illness of one year.
Born in Perry township, Miami county, on Sept. 16, 1877, she was the daughter of Agustus and Margaret (DEEDS) FITES. On June 4, 1900, she was married in Denver, Ind., to Henry E. DAWALD, who died in 1953. Mrs. Dawald was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist church near Macy and of the W.S.C.S. of the Denver Methodist church. She moved to her daughter's home from Denver four years ago.
Surviving besides Mrs. YARIAN are another daughter, Mrs. Marie McDOWELL, and a granddaughter, both of Green Bay, Wis. A brother and two sisters preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Denver Methodist church with the Rev. Roscoe PHENEGER officiating, assisted by the Rev. C. STARKWEATHER. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
Friends may call at the Yarian home, north of the junction of State Roads 16 and 19, after 3 p.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Thursday, September 19, 1957

[no obits]

Friday, September 20, 1957

Alfred A. Singer
Alfred A. SINGER, 55, 301 East Walnut street, Argos, died at 6 p.m. Thursday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where he was taken after becoming ill while working at the Bendix Aviation plant in South Bend, Wednesday. He died of a coronary occlusion.
Born on June 14, 1902, in Plymouth, he was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (GURTHET) RINGER. [sic] He was married to Goldie STICKLER in Plymouth Nov. 8, 1924.
He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church in Plymouth and moved to Argos four years ago from the Rutland community at Tippecanoe.
Surviving are the widow and one son, Eugene [SINGER], at home; two other sons, Lloyd and Rollo [SINGER], Plymouth; a daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Lenora) BANN, Argos; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Ira and Roy [SINGER], Plymoth, and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel MORLOCK, Mrs. Orpha HARTMAN and Mrs. Irene KRIEGHBAUM, all of Plymouth.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Elder Melvin JOHNSON, of the Seventh Day Adventist church in Plymouth will officiate and burial will be in the Plymouth Oak Hill cemetery.

Margaret C. Dielman
Mrs. Margaret C. DIELMAN, 64, R.R. 1, Akron, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home Thursday at 9:30 p.m. She had been in ill health for about three years.
Mrs. Dielman was a member of the Sunshine club, the W.S.C.S. of the Akron Methodist church, the Akron Mothers club and the Akron American Legion auxiliary.
The daughter of William and Corabell (HATCLIFF) McNOWN, she was born on March 9, 1893. She was married in Berrien Springs, Mich., Aug. 26, 1930, to Leon DIELMAN, who died in 1955. Mrs. Dielman moved to Akron from Fowler 26 years ago.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary BUPP, Akron, and a nephew, George BUPP Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron, with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER of the Akron Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, September 21, 1957

[no obits]

Monday, September 23, 1957

Ernest M. Fish
Final rites for Ernest M. FISH, 82, who lived with his daughter, Mrs. Earl COX, R.R. 4, Plymouth, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
The Rev. Elmer GOSS, of the Plymouth Jehovah's Witnesses church, will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
A native of Argos, Mr. Fish died suddenly of a coronary occlusion at 5:30 p.m. Saturday while doing chores in the barn at his daughter's residence.
For many years he was a harness maker at the Irvin and Walters harness and bicycle shop in Plymouth. He attended the Jehovah's Witnesses church in Plymouth.
Mr. Fish was born on Nov. 24, 1874 in Argos to Charles and Phebe (CHAPMAN) FISH. On April 15, 1891, he was married to Luretta YEAZEL, who died in June of 1951.
Surviving besides Mrs. Cox are a grandson; two granddaughters and a sister, Mrs. Theresa CASLOW, Argos. A son, Glen [FISH], died in infancy.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank M. Lowden
Frank Morland LOWDEN, 84, one of Rochester's first city mail carriers, died Sunday at 2:20 p.m. at his home, 1417 Madison street, following a long illness. He had been bedfast for three years.
Mr. Lowden joined the local Post Office staff as a carrier in the early years of the century. He also was a rural route carrier before his retirement on July 31, 1938.
He was born Sept. 11, 1873, in Shelby county, the son of Dr. John and Margaret SHOWALTER LOWDEN. He was married Feb. 2, 1898, near Rochester to Ollie DICE, who survives.
Mr. Lowden had lived in the city 57 years, coming here from Monticello. He was a member of the First Christian church and would have been a 50-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge this October.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Dr. Deo M. LOWDEN, O.D., Schererville; three granddaughters, Mrs. Gretta THORNTON, Jackson, Mich.; Mrs. Beverly GRAVES, Dyer; and Mrs. Patricia THEIMER, Los Altos, Cal.; eleven great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, Carl and Samuel LOWDEN, Shelby county; one half-sister, Mrs. Nannie SLEETH, Shelbyville, and one niece.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating, assisted by the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Oliver J. Clyde
Oliver J. CLYDE, 29, Kewanna, took his own life with a shotgun at his home about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Dr. Carson McGUIRE, deputy coroner of Fulton county, returned a verdict of suicide after investigation. Mr. Clyde, who had been in ill health for some time, was a meat cutter at the Kewanna locker plant.
He was born in Illinois on Sept. 18, 1928, to John and Carrie (HANSEL) CLYDE. On May 30, 1950, he was married to Violet MURHLING, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons at home, Robert Allen and Michael Lawrence [CLYDE]; two daughters at home, Gwendolyn Sue and Nancy Ann [CLYDE]; the parents, R.R. 4, Rochester; four brothers, Donald and Robert [CLYDE], Joliet, Ill.; William [CLYDE], Plymouth, and Earl [CLYDE], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley MOKOZITCH, Joliet, and Carol [CLYDE], at home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kewanna Methodist church, with the Rev. Frank R. CHRUST officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna.

Franklin Dillman
Franklin DILLMAN, 77, the father of Mrs. Archie McKEE of Rochester, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the Dunfee nursing home in Wabash after an illness of two years. He resided on R.R. 1, Peru.
Mr. Dillman had spent most of his life in Miami and Fulton counties and was a retired farmer and schoolteacher. He taught at Akron school at one time. He was born in Miami county on Dec. 26, 1879, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris DILLMAN.
Also surviving are a son, Aubey [DILLMAN], North Manchester; one brother, Henry [DILLMAN], Mexico, and one grandchild. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Rites will be held at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. W. C. CORRELL officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

William L. Hope
William L. HOPE, 50, Logansport Ford dealer who moved to that city from Kewanna in 1946, died Sunday morning in a Logansport hospital after suffering a heart attack.
President of Hope-Lexom Company, Inc., he was a past president of both the Logansport Chamber of Commerce and United Fund. He became ill at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and died 30 minutes after his admission to the hospital at 1 a.m.
Surviving are two sons, his mother and two brothers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kroeger chapel in Logansport and burial will be in the St. Anne cemetery in Grass Creek.

Ruth E. Junkin
Ruth E. JUNKIN, seven-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. JUNKIN of Akron, died at 3 a.m. today in a Hammond hospital.
She was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. JUNKIN, Akron, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred HOPPER, 419 East 14th street.
Mrs. Junkin, the former Barbara HOPPER, and her husband formerly lived in Rochester.

Tuesday, September 24, 1957

[no obits]

Wednesday, September 25, 1957

George J. Southerton
George J. SOUTHERTON, 83, Macy, whose marriage was the first performance in the present court house at Rochester, died at 1 a.m. today at his home after a serious illness of two weeks. He had been in ill health for two years.
Mr. Southerton was married to Mary Eva HARTMAN on Nov. 11, 1896 and they were the first couple ever married in the Rochester Courthouse.
A retired farmer, Mr. Southerton was born on Aug. 1, 1874, near Gilead to Henry and Lucy M. (LONG) SOUTHERTON. He had lived most of his life near Macy.
Surviving are the widow, at home; three sons, Clifford [SOUTHERTON], Macy, R. R. 1, Akron; three daughters, Mrs. Ray (Elzie) ZARTMAN, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Cecil FROBISH, Onarga, Ill., and Mrs. Carrie JENKINS, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and a brother, Charley SOUTHERTON, Macy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Jack PAVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
The body will be taken Thursday morning to the residence, where friends may call.

Thursday, September 26, 1957

Myrtle E. Rogers
Mrs. Myrtle E. ROGERS, 81, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at her home, five miles southwest of Mentone, from a heart ailment. She had been ill for 11 years, the past four months seriously.
Born Jan. 28, 1876, a Churubusco, she was the daughter of Frank and Clara BUGBY. She had lived in the Mentone and Talma communities since she was three years old. Mrs. Rogers was married in 1885 at Talma to Manderville ROGERS, who died in 1937.
She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Surviving are three sons, Lester [ROGERS], Claypool; Bernard and Maurice [ROGERS], both R.R. 2, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Georgia) SMITH, South Bend,and Mrs. Kyle (Bernice) GIBSON, Warsaw; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Grace BUPP, South Bend; and one brother, Loyal BUGBY, Grass Creek.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist church southwest of Mentone. The Rev. Harry SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, four miles southwest of Mentone. Friends may call at the funeral home.

John C. Eisert
John C. EISERT, 72, Logansport, died of a heart attack Wednesday afternoon while cutting grass at his home. He was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Joseph's hospital.
He was the uncle of Faye EISERT, Rochester.
A retired Logansport Machine Company employee, Mr. Eisert is survived by his wife, three sons, seven grandchildren and a brother. Funeral rites are pending.

Cora Mae Stamm
Mrs. Cora Mae STAMM, 78, died early this morning at her home near Bruce Lake after a long illness.
She was born Sept. 14, 1879, near Leiters Ford, the daughter of George and Ann SHADLE WRIGHT. She was married in 1899 to Jesse STAMM, who survives, and had lived all her life in the Bruce Lake community.
She was a member of the Pleasant Hill church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two sons, Charles H. [STAMM], Fort Wayne, and Hugh A. [STAMM], Monterey; six grandchildren; one great-gandchild; and one brother, Frank WRIGHT, Plymouth.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. church [sic] with burial in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Bruce Lake. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1 p.m. today.

Friday, September 27, 1957

Myrtle E. Rogers
The body of Mrs. Myrtle E. ROGERS, who died Wednesday of a heart ailment, has been removed from the Reed funeral home at Mentone to the residence, nine miles northeast of Rochester, where friends may call.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bethlehem Baptist church southwest of Mentone. The Rev. Harry SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, four miles southwest of Mentone.

Saturday, September 28, 1957

Vivian Strong
Vivian STRONG, 74, died at 5:30 a.m. today at his home a half-mile north of Akron from a coronary occlusion. He had been ill the past 10 months.
Born in Akron, Feb. 17, 1883, he was the son of Ely and Minerva DAY STRONG. A lifetime resident of the Akron community, he was married in that town Feb. 10, 1904, to Lulu DOLLMATCH, who survives.
Mr. Strong was a member of the Modern Woodman of America lodge at Akron.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hazel MIDDLETON, Chicago; Mrs. Mary MATHIAS, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Irene IZARD, Stockton, Cal.; one son, John [STRONG], Chicago; one sister, Miss Norah STRONG, Akron, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Elmira Shafer
Mrs. Elmira SHAFER, who lived a mile north of Gilead, died late this morning at the Caylor-Nickel clinic in Bluffton, where she had been a patient for two weeks. The body is at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron, where rites are pending.

Mary C. Shore
Mrs. Mary Caroline SHORE, 88, a former resident of Rochester, died at her home in Oakland, Cal, Sept. 18, friends here have been advised. She was the widow of Kline W. SHORE, former local grocer and one time Fulton county auditor.
She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Lora AUGHINBAUGH, Oakland; one grandson and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral rites were held Sept. 20 at Oakland with burial in the Mountain View cemetery there.

Monday, September 30, 1957

Sam Miller
Sam MILLER, 77, Marion, a former resident of Akron, died Sunday night at the home of a nephew, Estil GINN, Marion.
The body is to be taken to the Sheetz funeral home at Akron, where rites are pending.

Elvira Shafer
Mrs. Elvira SHAFER, 84, died at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Caylor-Nickel Clinic at Bluffton after a five-month illness. Mrs. Shafer, who had been at the clinic for the past two weeks, resided a mile north of Gilead.
She was born in Miami county, June 13, 1873, the daughter of Andrew and Lydia SMITH PONTIOUS. She was married to William SHAFER, who died in 1952, and had resided in the Gilead community her entire life.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Ethel HOFFMAN, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mrs. Celesta CREEK, Fort Wayne; Ms. Edna BENNER, Peru; Mrs. Susan EATON, South Whitley; Mrs. Clara SMITH, Markel, and Mrs. Mary NIXON, North Manchester; two sons, Hiram and Chester [SHAFER], both of Gilead; twenty-two grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held today at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Ralph HUFFMAN of Logansport officiating. Burial was in the Gilead cemetery.

Alice Fleck
Mrs. Alice FLECK of Akron died at 12:30 p.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.
The Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron is in charge of the funeral arrangements, which as yet are incomplete.

Tuesday, October 1, 1957

Milton Hiland
Milton HILAND, 75, former resident of Union township, died Monday at his home in Lansing, Ill. The Schroeder funeral home in Lansing is in charge of the services.
Tentative local rites are planned for 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with burial at the Kewanna cemetery.

Sam S. Miller
Final rites for Sam S. MILLER, 76, Marion, a former Akron resident, will be at 2 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Mr. Miller died suddenly in his sleep of a heart ailment at a rest home in Marion Sunday at 11 p.m.
Born in Akron on April 23, 1881, Mr. Miller was the son of Simon and Elnora (MASTELLER) MILLER. He had lived in Akron for 37 years before moving to Marion.
He was married in Fulton county to Emma LANDIS, who died in 1910.
Mr. Miller was engaged in the masonry business in Akron and after moving to Indianapolis was an employee of the Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical company. Later he was a male nurse.
Among the survivors are four nephews, Byron and James GINN, Rochester; Garrett GINN, Athens, and Ralph MILLER, Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Blanche DICKEY, Akron. Three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.

Alice M. Fleck
Mrs. Alice Mae FLECK,73, Akron, owner of grocery stores in Akron, Disko and Mentone for many years, died of a stroke at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill since Sept. 21.
Born in Fulton county on March 3, 1884, Mrs. Fleck was married to Christian F. FLECK, who died in 1952.
She and her husband had owned grocery stores in Disko and Mentone for 40 years and a store in Akron for the last 30 years. She was a member of the Gleaners lodge and Royal Neighbors club in Akron and of the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving aare a son, Edward [FLECK], Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Bessie) HALDERMAN, Warsaw; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A son, Russell [FLECK], died in 1946.
Services will be at 2 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. M. G. PERSONS, of the Mentone Methodist church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Maurice KESSLER, of the Akron Methodist church. Burial will be in Mentone cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services.

Wednesday, October 2, 1957

Ora D. Taylor
Ora D. TAYLOR, 82, R.R. 2, Logansport, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial hospital in that city after a year's illness. He was the father of Robert TAYLOR, R.R.1, Macy.
A retired state hospital employee, Mr. Taylor was married to Gertrude GROSS, who died in 1938.
Also surviving are another son and two daughters. Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the McCloskey-Hamilton chapel and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Milton J. Hiland
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Milton J. HILAND, a native of Kewanna who died of a heart attack Monday at 11 a.m. in the office of the Hammond Lumber Company. He was 75 years of age.
Mr. Hiland, who had been ill several years with a heart condition, has resided at 3107 Ridge road, Lansing, Ill., for 30 years. He moved to Lansing from Kewanna, where he had owned the Kewanna Lumber Company. At the time of his death he was employed at the Hammond Lumber Company. He was an expert cabinet-maker.
Born March 28, 1882, in Kewanna, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton HILAND, Sr. He was married Feb. 17, 1910, in Chicago, to Viona Pearl MUTCHLER, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Barbara) O'NEIL, Pendleton, Ore., and Mrs. Howard (Mary) PETRE, San Diego, Cal.; two sons, Robert [HILAND], Follington, Kan., and Arthur [HILAND], Panama Canal Zone; two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Ethel) KENNARD and Mrs. Anna ALEXANDER, both of Munster, and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Hiland is a niece of Charles MUTCHLER of Rochester and a sister of Howard MUTCHLER of Kewanna.
The Rev. Earl HEIMBERGER of Lafayette will officiate at the local rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here instead of at Kewanna as previously announced. Brief rites will be held at the Schroeder funeral home in Lansing at 9 a.m. CST Thursday and the funeral cortege will depart for Rochester immediately following the Lansing service.

Myrtle L. Myers
Mrs. Myrtle L. MYERS, 45, died at 2:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital from carcinoma. She had been ill since Dec. 22, 1956.
Mrs. Myers, who resided at 1201 Monroe street, was born near Kewanna on Dec. 28, 1911, the daughter of Charles and Emma SWANGO HIGGINS. She had spent her entire life in the county. She was married Sept. 14, 1940, at Rochester to Glen O. MYERS, who survives.
Mrs. Myers was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Rochester.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Shirley Jean) WILKINSON, Rochester; two sons, Richard and Leroy [MYERS], both at home; the mother, Mrs. Emma HIGGINS, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Devon (Cecil) PFEIFFER, Rochester, and two grandchildren, Gary and Ronnie WILKINSON.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Henry M. TERRY of the Rochester Nazarene church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, October 3, 1957

[no obits]

Friday, October 4, 1957

Bert Servaas
Funeral rites were held Thursday afternoon in Indianapolis for Bert H. SERVAAS, longtime summer resident of Lake Manitou, who died suddenly of a heart attack Monday.
Mr. Servaas and his wife were returnining to their home at 4515 Carleton avenue, Indianapolis, after spending a weekend at their cottage here. He stopped in Broad Ripple and was fatally stricken while entring a drug store.
The Servaases had spent their summers at Manitou for the past 24 years, residing in the old White City addition on the northeast shore. Mr. Servass had been in failing health, but seemed improved lately. He was a retired Sinclair oil company executive.
Surviving beasides the wife are two sons, Bert [SERVAAS], Jr., and William [SERVAAS], both of Indianapolis, and one daughter, Mrs. Leta Jo WILLIAMS, Rockford, Ill. Burial was in Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis.

Saturday, October 5, 1957

Clarence Stuber
Clarence STUBER, 64, Gilead, died suddenly at 10:45 o'clock this morning of a heart attack in downtown Akron.
The body was taken to the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Monday, October 7, 1957

Clarence Stuber
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Olive Banch Church of God near Gilead for Clarence STUBER, 66, R.R. 2, Macy, who died suddenly in Akron of a heart attack in his car at 10:45 a.m. Saturday. He had been in ill health a year.
The Rev. Victor YEAGER and the Rev. Gerald STUBER, a brother of Clarence, will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
Friends may call at te Stuber residence until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
A retired Miami county farmer, Mr. Stuber had been employed by the State Highway Department the past five years. He was a Republican precinct committeeman 30 years and janitor of the Gilead school 12 years. He had spent his entire life in the Gilead community.
Born in Miami county, Jan 18, 1891, he was the son of J. W. and Flora CUNNINGHAM STUBER. He was married Jan. 23, 1909 at Denver to Cleo B. ZARTMAN, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Vada KERSCHNER, Denver; one son, Paul [STUBER], R.R. 1, Roann; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. Gerald STUBER, Pulaski, Tenn.,and eight sisters, Mrs. Cleo BURROUS, Peru; Flossie BECKER, Defiance, O.; Fay GRISWOLD, Plymouth; Sylvia MOORE, Calumet, Ohio; Daisy READ, Plymouth; Lillian BABCOCK, Lowell, O.; Mabel GODFREY, Denver; Lillian DAVIS, Dearborn, Mich. Two daughters and three brothers preceded him in death.

Guy Urbin
Guy URBIN, 65, who had been a Chevrolet auto dealer in Kewanna for 30 years, died Saturday night at Woodlawn hospital after a long illness.
He was born July 2, 1892, in Fulton county, the son of Joseph and Harriet LOUER URBIN. On Oct. 15, 1913, he was married to Jessie LISEY, who survives.
Mr. Urbin was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church, the Masonic lodge and Order of Eastern Star.
Also surviving are one son, John [URBIN], Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Ann COOK, Kewanna, and Mrs. Clara Jane KUMLER, Birmingham, Mich.; eleven grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. George BOOKS, Marion.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Kewanna Methodist church with the Rev. Frank B. CHRUST officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery where the Masonic Lodge 546 will conduct rites. Friends may call at the Harison funeral home.

Tuesday, October 8, 1957

Jacob Crabill
Jacob CRABILL, former Fulton county resident and brother of Mrs. Milo STEININGER, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Monday morning at the home of a sister in Knox, where he was living.
Services will be in Hamlet Wednesday afternoon, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry at about 2:30 p.m.

Josephine DeWald
Mrs. Josephine DeWALD, 92, a native of Fulton county, died Monday at the Lutheran Old People's Home in Kendallville, where she had resided since January, 1952.
Mrs. DeWald, who formerly resided in Richland township, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Orpha UMBAUGH, Tiosa, and Mrs. Eva PENCE, Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Mrs. Eva UMBAUGH, also at the Lutheran Home in Kendallville; one brother, Delbert LEAVELL, Mentone, and two nephews and two nieces.
Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. John's Lutheran church here, where the body will lie in state from noon until the hour of the services. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, Talma.

Wednesday, October 9, 1957

[no obits]

Thursday, October 10, 1957

Martha Eash
Martha EASH, former Rochester resident, died Wednesday morning at the Sylvester Nursing Home in Muncie at the age of 92 years. She had lived in Muncie the past 50 years.
Wife of the late Charles EASH, she was a member of the High Street Methodist church in Muncie.
Surviving are three sons, Clarence D. [EASH], Jackson, Mich.; Ralph D. [EASH], Holland, Mich., and John T. [EASH], Westfield, N.J.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Grace Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday. The Meeks funeral home in Muncie also will conduct rites at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Friday, October 11, 1957

Charles C. Russell
Charles C. RUSSELL, 83, Mentone, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital after a long illness.
A native of Kosciusko county Mr. Russell was born on July 17, 1874 to Zane and Ellen (TULLIS) RUSSELL. He was one of 11 children. On Jan. 7, 1899, he was married to Dora R. TAYLOR, Newcastle township, who survives. He spent most of his life in Detroit, Mich., and was a member of the Church of Christ at Sycamore, near Mentone.
Surviving besides the widow are two sons; Herschel [RUSSELL], Clearwater, Fla., and Taylor [RUSSELL], Detroit; four grandsons; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Beulah) PETERSON, Rochester; a brother, Fred F. RUSSELL, Washington Courthouse, O.; several nieces and nephews. A son, Harry [RUSSELL], and a daughter, Mary [RUSSELL], preceded Mr. Russell in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. CST Sunday at the Vance Johns funeral home in Mentone with the Rev. Ralph BURRIS, pastor of the Mentone Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be at the Sycamore cemetery four miles southwest of Mentone.

Saturday, October 12, 1957

[no obits]

Monday, October 14, 1957

Roy Hill
Roy HILL, 44, R.R. 4, Rochester, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in South Bend's St. Joseph hospital at about 8:45 a.m. today. He was taken there from Woodlawn hospital following a fall in the Fulton county jail Sunday night. Hill, a barber, lived a mile west of the city on State Road. 14.
The cause of the cerebral hemorrhage was not immeditely detrmined, according to the doctor at St. Joseph hospital who was assigned to the case. Hill was picked up by city police about 12:45 a.m. Sunday at the south edge of Rochester and taken to the county jail on a preliminary charge of drunken driving.
Sheriff Laurence NORRIS said that when he took breakfast to the prisoners at 5 a.m., Sunday, Hill apparently was in sober condition. Hill also appeared to be in good condition at the noon meal, said Norris.
At about 3 p.m., Norris said, other prisoners called for Deputy Sheriff Richard DICKSON and City Policeman Robert TERRY, who discovered that Hill had had a seizure. They called a local physician, who attended him at that time.
During supper, a loud noise was heard in the sheriff's office and officers were told by the prisoners that Hill had fallen and struck his head. Norris called an ambulance, which took Hill to Woodlawn hospital. At about midnight, Hill was admitted to St. Joseph hospital in South Bend. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, October 15, 1957

Roy E. Hill
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Roy E. HILL, 44, Rochester barber who died at 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph hospital in South Bend of a cerebral hemorrhage.
The Rev. Richard MITCHELL of the First Baptist church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Hill, who lived on R.R. 4, a half-mile west of Rochester on State Road 14, was born May 6, 1913, a mile south of the Fulton county line on State Road 25 in Cass county, the son of Harry and Glenn POWELL HILL. He had resided in the Rochester community 16 years, coming here from Fulton.
He was married July 14, 1932, in Royal Center to Lucille REDD, who suvives. Also surviving are two sons, Robert J. [HILL], Mentone, and Jack [HILL], at home; one daughter, Linda [HILL], at home; one sister, Mrs. John (Wilma) SNYDER, Metea; one brother, Robert [HILL], Rochester; his mother Mrs. Glenn HILL, Metea; one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
He was a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges and of the Izaak Walton League of America.

Tony Miller
Tony MILLER, 85, died at noon today in the Landis Nursing home at Argos. He was employed as custodian of the State Exchange Bank in Argos for many years. The Grossman funeral home is in charge of the funeral arrangements which are incomplete.

Fred Herbert McKee
Fred Herbert McKEE, 75, retired farmer and livestock broker, died Monday at 4 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital where he had been confined since Oct. 5. Death was attributed to injuries sustained in a fall at his home a half mile west of here Oct. 4, altough he had been in ill health the past six years.
He was the son of Jesse and Luvina Alice BALDWIN McKEE and was born March 14, 1882, near Kewanna. On April 20, 1910, in Rochester, he was married to Hattie Mae SHOWLEY, who survives.
Mr. McKee had spent most of his life in the Rochester commnity.
Also surviving are three brothers, Lewis [McKEE], Royal Center; Jesse [McKEE], Piper City, Ill.; and Clarence [McKEE], Earl Park; and two sisters, Mrs. Edna ZELLERS and Mrs. Nita GILLESPIE, both of Kewanna. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George R. CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, October 16, 1957

Tony Miller
Tony MILLER, 85, custodian of the Argos State Excange Bank since 1918, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Landis Nursing Home at Argos.
Born Oct. 29, 1871, in Chicago, he came to Argos in 1918 from Bremen. His parents were Daniel and Anna MILLER and he was a member of the Argos Izaak Walton League.
There are no immediate survivors. His brother, Julius [MILLER], Bremen, died in 1930. Mr. Miller lived to realize his fondest wish, that of seeing the completion of the Argos bank's remodeling program.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST Thursday at the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER of Mooreland officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Raymond F. Kirkendall
Raymond F. KIRKENDALL, 64, Cincinnati, O., a member of one of Rochester high school's first basketball teams, died Tuesday morning at Cincinnati from a heart attack. He had been in failing health several months.
Born Feb. 2, 1893, in Rochester, he was graduated from RHS in 1913 after playing in the first state basketball torney in 1911. He had been in the business of pressure refining of precious metals in Cincinnati. In February of this year, Mr. Kirkendall returned to Rochester for the golden anniversary observance of RHS basketball.
His parents were William F. and Sarah Ellen TILBERRY KIRKENDALL and his wife was the former Adline SEIFREID, who survives. He was active in civic and chrch circles in Cincinnati.
Surviving, besides the widow, are one son, Raymond Frederick [KIRKENDALL], Jr., and one daughter, Mrs. Louis ( Ruth Anne) SCHNEIDER, Jr., both of Cincinnati; one brother, Hugh [KIRKENDALL], Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Walter (Kathrine) FREE, Cleveland, O., and a nephew, Robert CARLSON, Indianapolis.
Prayer services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in Cincinnati and Shrine services will be conducted at 8 p.m. at the ShrineTemple. Burial will be in Cincinnati. The Hugh KIRKENDALLs will attend the services.

J. Frank Kumler
J. Frank KUMLER, 83, 915 Jefferson street, a native of Fulton county, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital after a serious illness of one month.
Born in Grass Creek on Feb. 22, 1874, Mr. Kumler was the son of John and Almeda (URBIN) KUMLER. On Oct. 2, 1898, he was married to Mary Dale BRADY, who died in 1949.
Mr. Kumler was employed for 18 years by the former United States Bank and Trust company here and also had worked for the General Insurance company and the Blue Products company, the latter for 10 years.
In 1896 he moved with his parents from Grass Creek to Rochester, where he was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two sons, Alden D. [KUMLER], Detroit, and Don [KUMLER[, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Henry J. [Ollivene) REYNOLDS, Morgan Hill, Cal; two granddaughters, Mrs. Keith (Nancy) SHAFER and Mrs. John (Anne) STEWART, both of Rochester; a grandson, Jeff REYNOLDS, California; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy [KUMLER], Grass Creek and H. T. KUMLER, Mount Pleasant, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Carrie PULLEN, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
One son, three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Rochester E.U.B. church with the Rev. F. I. WILLMERT officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. Thursday at the Foster and Good funeral home here. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Thursday, October 17, 1957

Ivan Boylan
Ivan BOYLAN, 56, prominent Akron insurance agent, died at 1:05 a.m. today here in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been confined the past nine days. He had been in ill health two months, his condition being serious the past two weeks.
Manager of the Schultz Brothers Co. variety store here for 11 years, Boylan moved to Akron nine years ago to open his insurance agency. He was active in the Rochester country club, having served as its secretary-treasurer the past three years.
He was born Nov. 16, 1900, in Calamus, Ia., the son of Dennis and Laura SHAW BOYLAN, and came to Rochester from Calamus. He was married Sept. 2, 1934, at Nassau, Ia., to Mildred DISSELBRET, who survives.
Mr. Boylan was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the Akron Chamber of Commerce, Akron Masonic lodge, Order of Eastern Star, Royal Arch lodge of Rochester and the Akron Lions club.
Surviving are the wife; two sisters, Mrs. Mary ANDERSON, Calamus, Ia., and Mrs. Millicent HOFFMAN, West Branch, Ia.; and two brothers, Clifford [BOYLAN], Charles City, Ia., and Glen [BOYLAN], Haddon Heights, N.J. A half-brother preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS and the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Zella Mae Clemans
Mrs. Zella Mae CLEMANS, 79, died at 1:10 a.m. today at her home a mile southwest of Macy following a four-year illness.
She was born Oct. 16, 1878, at Tiffin, O., and had lived in the Macy community since she was two years old. She was married Dec. 3, 1898, in Peru, to Sollie CLEMANS, who survives. Her parents were Alfred B. and Mary Ellen GRELLE DUEY. Mrs. Clemans was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Also surviving are one son, Meritt D. [CLEMANS], R.R. 6, Rochester; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, George DUEY, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Phillip DUEY, Ann Arbor, Mich.; four sisters, Miss Edith DUEY, R.R. 1, Akron; Mrs. Anna SMITH, Indianapolis; Mrs. Mary RUNKLE, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. Hattie NICOL, Portland, Ore. One daughter, one brother and one sister preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Macy Christian church with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating, assisted by the Rev. I. T. ROGERS. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home in Macy Friday noon to the residence where friends may call. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before services.

Friday, October 18, 1957

Walter D. Leininger
Walter D. LEININGER, 54, lifetime resident of Akron, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent's hospital after a 3 1/2 month illness.
Born in Akron July 3, 1903, he was the son of Willis and Anna KING LEININGER. His marriage was on Sept. 2, 1924, in Chicago, to Barbara BLUM, who survives. Mr. Leininger was employed at the Leininger Department Store in Akron. He served with the Marine Corps from 1921-1924.
He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge, Rochester.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Beryl) SECOR, Knox; two sons, Dean [LEININGER], South Bend, and Don [LEININGER], in the Air Force at Donaldson AFB, Greenville, S.C.; six grandchildren; his parents, of Akron, and one brother, Ralph [LEININGER], Akron.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harold CONRAD. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday until the hour of the services.

Saturday, October 19, 1957

[no obits]

Monday, October 21, 1957

Oliver Smith
Oliver SMITH, 78, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital after a lingering illness.
A resident of Kewanna, Mr. Smith was born Jan. 28, 1879, in Union township and had lived in that community his entire life. He was married Nov. 29, 1902, in Kewanna, to Ruth BARNETT, who survives. His parents were Samuel and Josephine MOORE SMITH.
Mr. Smith was a retired farmer and a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Helen ANDERSON, Kewanna; three grandchildren; one brother, Bert SMITH, Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison funeral home with the Rev. Frank R. CHRUST officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Dorothy Reno
Donald RENO, 47, R.R. 5, Rochester, confessed orally to Sheriff Laurence NORRIS Sunday night that he shot and killed his wife, fired at his 16-year-old son and then shot himself Sunday afternoon at the family residence in Richland township, about five miles northeast of Rochester.
Dead is Mrs. Dorothy RENO, 43, who was shot seven times by a .22 caliber pistol of Italian make. The son, John [RENO], was not hurt.
Norris said he will seek a charge of first degree murder, pending grand jury action, against Reno, who is listed in "serious" condition today at Woodlawn hospital with a bullet in his left lung just above the diaphragm.
The attending physician said Reno is expected to live.
Pieced together from Reno's confession and accounts given by neighbor, Don Cohagen, and investigating officers was the following description of the episode.
Mrs. Reno had visited her husband at the Norman M. Beatty hospital at Westville, where Reno had voluntarily committed himself for treatment of alcoholism, Sunday afternoon. She brought him to their residence northesast of Rochester. Reno told Norris he had received a pass to be absent from the hospital for the afternoon.
At about 4 p.m. Mrs. Reno prepared to take Reno back to the hospital but he decided he didn't wish to return. As he got into the family car in the garage adjoining the house, he and Mrs. Reno who was sitting in the right front seat, began arguing about his return to the hospital.
Reno told Norris in his confession that his wife had the .22 caliber pistol and that he grabbed it from her and shot her seven times. Four of the bullets became imbedded in the pelvis area, one in the right shoulder, one went through the neck and another through the right arm.
The son, John, rushed out of the house with a .22 caliber rifle. Reno shot wildly at his son and John fired over his father's head. Reno then shot himself in the right side at his chest. The bullet went into the left lung above the diaphragm.
Reno then went to the home of neighbor Cohagen, who made him lie down on the ground. Cohagen went to the Reno home, calmed John and sent him into the Cohagen home. Cohagen called the sheriff's office.
On July 25, 1954, in Rochester city court, Reno was convicted of drunken driving following his arrest by state police.
On Aug. 26, 1957, Reno was charged in Fulton circuit court with assault and battery and public intoxication. The assault affidavit was filed by Mrs. Reno.
The public intoxication charge later was dropped, but Reno was convicted of assault and battery upon his wife and was given a six-month penal farm term. The sentence then was suspended upon the condition that Reno voluntarily commit himself to the Beatty hospital for treatment of alcoholism. Reno did this.
Dorothy S. FISHER RENO, was born on March 9, 1914 in Richland township to Frank J. and Ellen I. CLEMENS FISHER and had been employed since Aug. 8, 1948, at the Indiana Metal Products plant north of Rochester. She was one of the firm's first local employees.
She was married in Peru on Sept. 12, 1930.
Surviving besides the husband and son, John, are another son, Gene [RENO], who is stationed at Cherry Point, N.C., with the U.S. Marine Corps; two granddsons; six brothers, Forrest, Alvah and Everett J. [FISHER], all of Benton harbor, Mich.; Fred [FISHER], Watervliet, Mich.; Loy [FISHER], Hartford, Mich., and Donald C. [FISHER], Berrien Springs, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. D. C. (Opal) ANDERSON, 816 Pontiac street, and Mrs. Jack (Treva) MARION, Los Angeles, Cal.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Donald DECKER of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 22, 1957

[no obits]

Wednesday, October 23, 1957

Joseph T. Grindle
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. CST Thursday at the St. Ann's church in Monterey for Joseph T. GRINDLE, 73, who died at 7 p.m. Monday in Carneal hospital at Winamac after a long illness.
A lifelong resident of the Monterey community, Mr. Grindle was born July 4, 1884, and was married Nov. 17, 1914, to Attia OVERMYER, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clara BAILEY, LaGrange; Mrs. Mildred WINTER, Monterey, and Mrs. Margaret BAIR, Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry BRAUN, Winamac, and Mrs. Frank BENDER, South Bend.
Father Charles REMAKLUS will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetry. Friends may call at the residence, two miles west of Monterey.

Sarah E. Grogg
Sarah Ethel GROGG, 74, who resided with her niece, Mrs. Margaret ROCKEY, at 410 West Third street, Peru, died at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Armstrong nursing home in that city after a six-year illness.
Born March 31, 1883, in Miami county, she moved to Peru 14 years ago from Gilead. She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Anna MORRIS GROGG. Miss Grogg was a member of the First Baptist church in Peru.
Surviving are one brother, Clarence [GROGG], R.R. 1, Roann; one sister, Mrs. Harry MALOTT, Seattle; and eight nieces and nephews. A sister preceded her in death.
Rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, October 24, 1957

Rex D. Shobe
Rex DeMoine SHOBE, 59, a native of Rochester, died at 6:10 a.m. today in the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis after a six-month illness. Death was caused by Hodgkins' disease.
He was born March 22, 1898, in Rochester and had lived here most of his life. He was married in Rochester in 1923 to Goldie HODGE. His parents were Sam and Josephine ARNOLD SHOBE. Recently, Mr. Shobe had been employed at the Veterans' hospital at Marion.
He was a veteran of World War I, having served with the Second Division in France. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Henry ENTSMINGER, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara JONES, East Chicago, and Mrs. Betty BARKLEY, Newark, O.; three grandchildren; and several half-sisters. One son, Rex Michael [SHOBE], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster and Good funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Grace Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the American Legion will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Harley E. Zolman
Funeral services have been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Harley E. ZOLMAN, 63, who died in Woodlawn hospital at 4 p.m. Wednesday following a heart attack.
Mr. Zolman, who had been in failing health for the last six years, suffered his attack about 1:30 p.m. while working as a clerk at the Rochester postoffice. A postoffice employee since 1921, he had only recently returned to work there from several months' sick leave.
Born March 25, 1894, in Newcastle township, he was the son of John and Nancy Adeline (ZOLMAN] ZOLMAN. He was a lifelong resident of this community. He was married on Aug. 18, 1923, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Bernice A. HORN, who survives.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian church, American Legion and Odd Fellows lodge. A veteran of World War I, he served in several major European battles. Zolman was a graduate of Rochester high school, where as an athlete he played on the school's first baseball team in 1915. He continued his baseball career as a top-notch pitcher on local independent teams.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Anne) Van DALSEN, Macy; and Mrs. Donn (Donna Jo) NICHOLS, Jr., Fort Wayne, ad four grandchildren.
The Rev. Donald DECKER of the First Presbyterian church will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Leroy Shelton American Legion Post will hold graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Edward F. Erlenbaugh
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Charles church at Peru for Edward F. ERLENBAUGH, 85, retired Wabash railroad engineer from Macy, who died at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Wabash Employee hospital after a two-month illness.
Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery and friends may call at the Brookman funeral home in Peru.
Mr. Erlenbaugh was born in Huntington on July 29, 1872, the son of John and Mary BARBER ERLENBAUGH. He was married in 1899 to Nellie EDSON, who died in 1947. He was a member of the St. Joseph church of Rochester, and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Surviving are three sons, Paul [ERLENBAUGH], Peru; Herman [ERLENBAUGH], South Bend, and Edward [ERLENBAUGH], Macy; two daughters, Mrs. Verna KEELEY, Cromwell, and Mrs. Helen DANCEY, Peru; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and one brother, Charles [ERLENBAUGH], Chicago.

Friday, October 25, 1957

Judy Lou Fred
Judy Lou FRED, 12-year-old daughter of Cecil and Edith REED FRED, who live four miles southwest of Fulton, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital after being ill two days. Cause of death was not immediately determined.
Born at Woodlawn hospital Feb. 2, 1945, Judy was a seventh grade pupil at Grass Creek school and a member of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church. She had attended first grade at the Fulton school. Surviving besides the parents and two brothers, Howard [FRED], Rochester, and Bobby [FRED], at home; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Catherine) STANER, South Bend, and Mrs. Raymond (Betty) GOTSHALL and Mrs. Arthur (Barbara) WADDUPS, both of Logansport.
Services will be at 2 p.ml Monday at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Saturday, October 26, 1957

Ralph M. Newton
Ralph M. NEWTON, 57, Fulton, died at his home today at 8:30 a.m. after an illness of four years. He was the son of Peter and Charlotte RILEY NEWTON, and was a barber by profession.
The body lies at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton, where funeral arrangemens are incomplete. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Monday, October 28, 1957

Carol Hawk
Carol HAWK, 18-year-old daughter of Ed and Leona HAWK, Tiosa, died at 6 a.m. today at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis, several days after her admittance there.
No other information was available this morning.
The body is to be taken to the Foster & Good funeral home here, where funeral arrangements are pending.

Theodore Combs
Theodore "Ted" COMBS, 54, Chicago, a native of Leiters Ford who moved to Chicago 15 years ago, died Saturday evening in Chicago after an illness of six years.
Formerly associated with his mother, Mrs. Ruby OVERMYER, Rochester, in the Overmyer poultry business here, Mr. Combs was born on July 2, 1903, to Clyde and Ruby COMBS. His wife, Ethel MILLISER, died several years ago.
Surviving besides the mother, are a daughter, Mrs. Gene TIPPY, Rochester; three half-sisters, Mrs. Jack (Henrietta) GARVEY, South Bend, Mrs. Lloyd (Florence) BEEHLER, Argos, and Mrs. Herschel (Harriet) ROBERTS, Anaheim, Cal.; two half-brothers, Robert OVERMYER, Rochester, and James OVERMYER, Indianapolis, and two aunts, Mrs. Minnie CANNON, Kewanna, and Mrs. Clyde LOUGH, Rochester.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. F. I. WILLMERT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ralph M. Newton
Final rites for Ralph M. NEWTON, 57, Fulton barber, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton. The Rev. William KEITH will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Mr. Newton, who had lived in Fulton for 12 years, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at his home after an illness of four years.
Born in Dubois county on Jan. 19, 1900, he was the son of Peter and Charlotte RILEY NEWTON. He was married on Aug. 6, 1922, to Dessie BYERLE at Corydon.
Surviving are the widow, at home; two sons, Pete [NEWTON], stationed with the U. S. Air Force at Norton AFB, Highland, Cal., and Gerald [NEWTON], stationed with the Air Force at West Palm Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) BAIRD and Mrs. Ronnie (Lois) GUNDRUM, both of Fulton. Also eight grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Charlotte NEWTON, Eckerty, Ind.; a sister, mrs. Ollie BROWN, Eckerty; three brothers, Oscar [NEWTON], Eckerty; Otis [NEWTON], Indianapolis; and James [NEWTON], McNaughton, Wis. A daughter preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home

William R. Hentzler
William R. HENTZLER, 31, Bourbon, who belonged to the Rochestr Eagles lodge, was killed instantly at 8 p.m. Saturday when his car failed to make a curve on a road northeast of New Haven in Allen county. The auto struck a utility pole. Hentzler's death being due to a skull fracture.
He was born Nov. 10, 1926, in Fort Wayne and had lived in Bourbon the past 18 months. He was married July 8, 1954 in Los Angeles, to Joanne MILLER, who survives, along with one son, Allen [HENTZLER]; his parents, Arthur and Edna HENTZLER, Bourbon, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. William HARMON, Tippecanoe.
Mr. Hentzler, a carpenter, was employed at the Elcar Coach company. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Eldon EVANS of the Walnut Church of the Brethren officiating. Burial will be at the Walnut cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 29, 1957

Carol Beth Hawk
Funeral services for Carol Beth HAWK, 18, R.R. 5, Rochester, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. Wayne SWIHART officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
The daughter of Ed and Leona GIBSON HAWK, Miss Hawk died of encephalitis at 6:30 a.m. Monday at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis. She had been ill one week.
Born Oct. 12, 1939 in Fulton county, she was a member of the Mount Hope Methodist church.
Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Robert [HAWK], Rochester, and Donald [HAWK], Warsaw; one sister, Terry [HAWK], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl GIBSON, Rochester; the great-grandmother, Mrs. Mary WIDEMAN, Akron; several aunts and uncles; one niece and one nephew. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here until noon Wednesday, when the body will be taken to the church.

Wednesday, October 30, 1957

Earl Wicks
Earl WICKS, 86, South Bend, husband of the former Maude [H. ODAFFER] of Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday at a South Bend nursing home after an illness of several months.
Born in Luscola, Ill., on July 21, 1871, he moved to South Bend from Logansport six months ago.
Surviving besides the widow are three daughters, Miss Lola WICKS, Anchorage, Alaska; Mrs. Charles SHIRLEY, Newark, N.J., and Mrs. Ila Jean LEWELLEN, Huntington, and one grandson.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Forrest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend with the Rev. Donald TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, October 31, 1957

Clarence M. Hisey
Clarence M. HISEY, 60, died at 6:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after a five-year illness. He resided on R.R. 1, Winamac.
Born May 18,1897, in Richland township, he was the son of Clayton and Augusta BECK HISEY. He was married first to Gladys COX, who preceded him in death, and in 1944 was wed at Hammond to Julia BRUST, who survives. The Hiseys moved to Winamac community six months ago from Tucson, Ariz.
Formerly engaged in farming, Mr. Hisey had been employed at the Standard Oil company refinery in Whiting.
He was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Mae LANTZ, Bakersfield, Cal.; two sons, Ralph [HISEY], Hobart, and Ernest [HISEY], Bakersfield, Cal; seven grandchildren; one brother, Wilford HISEY, R.R. 5, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. E. L. (Rosa) KESSLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Jennie WILTSHIRE, Bartow, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Brian JOHNSON of Star City officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery. Friends may call after noon Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, November 1, 1957 to Saturday, November 2, 1957

[no obits]

Mnday, November 4, 1957

Lewis Truax
Lewis TRUAX, formerly of Rochester, died Sunday morning at his home in Evansville, it was learnd today. Mr. Truax moved from this city about 10 years ago.
Among the survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Norma Jean) HUDKINS, also a former Rochester resident.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Evansville.

Ole C. Mork
Ole Cornelius MORK, 60-year-old farmer who lived on R.R. 6, died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital after a serious illness of six months. He had been in failing health for the last year.
Born in Hanley Falls, Minn., Sept. 3, 1897, Mr. Mork came to the Rochester community 35 years ago. He was married in Rochester Nov. 18, 1924, to Faye STEININGER of Rochester, who survives.
Before becoming a farmer, Mr. Mork was an auto mechanic. He was a member of the Grandview E.U.B. church.
Surviving besides the wife are a son, Loy Ray [MORK], stationed at Ft. Bliss, Tex., with the U.S. Army; a sister, Mrs. Hugh (Gertrude) MILLER, Rocheter; a brother, Carl [MORK], Minneapolis, Minn.; a half-brother, Albert [MORK], Minneapolis; several nieces and nephews. A daughter and a sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandview E.U.B. church with the Rev. James THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call until noon Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home here, after which the body will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour.
The family has requested that flowers be omitted and that contributions be made instead to a church mission or the heart fund.

Tuesday, November 5, 1957

Oliver M. Wilhelm
Oliver "Cute" M. WILHELM, 89, South Bend, a former resident of Rochester, died at the Whiteman nursing home in South Bend at 2:15 a.m. Monday after an illness of seven months.
Born in Miami county Aug. 23, 1868, Mr. Wilhelm moved from Rochester to South Bend about 50 years ago. He was a retired painter. His parents were Alexander and Rachel WATTS WILHELM.
Mr. Wilhelm was married in South Bend to Carrie MORTZ, who died in 1947.
Among the survivors is a niece, Mrs. Jack PRESS, R.R. 3, Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend with the Rev. Robert WILBURN officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery at South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Hanna Rickel
Mrs. Horace (Hanna) RICKEL, 75, who lived five miles north of Akron with her niece, Mrs. Juanita (FEAR) BOGANWRIGHT, died at 4:30 a.m. today at home after an illness of several years.
Born in Kosciusko county March 13, 1882, shehad lived her entire life in that county. She was the daughter of Cyrus and Ann McFARLAND JULIAN. Her husband, to whom she was married on Jan. 28, 1899, died in February, 1940.
Surviving besides Mrs. Boganwright are a son, Karl [RICKEL], San Jose, Cal.; three grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren. A daughter, three sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of the son. Friends may contact the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron for information.

Wednesday, November 6, 1957

Hanna Rickel
Final rites for Mrs. Horace (Hanna) RICKEL, 75, who lived five miles north of Akron, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.
Mrs. Rickel, who had lived her entire life in Kosciusko county and resided on her farm with a niece, Mrs. Juanita (FEAR) BOGANWRIGHT, died at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday after an illness of several years.
Friends may call at the fneral home.

Thursday, November 7, 1957

Wilson Steffey
Funeral rites were held this afternoon in Peru for Wilson STEFFEY, 84, a native of Rochester, who died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Dukes hospital in Peru following a long illness. He resided at 175 Eighth street in that city.
Burial was in the Mount Hope cemetery.
A retired Wabash railroad car repairman, Mr. Steffey was born Feb. 10, 1873, in Rochester, the son of Abraham and Sara CUBERLEY STEFFEY. He was married first to Jennie TORRENCE, who died in 1919. His second marriage was to Stella HALL, who died in 1940. His third wife, Viola FUNK, preceded him in death in 1955.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edith ROSE, Mishawaka; one son, Darrald STEFFEY, Bunker Hill; twelve grandchildren. Three daughters, three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Friday, November 8, 1957

[no obits]

Saturday, November 9, 1957

Glen D. Brown
Prof. Glen D. BROWN, 66, College Park, Md.; a former resident of the Fulton vicinity and teacher for 10 years at Deedsville school, died Friday morning at his home of a heart attack.
Prof. Brown was born April 2, 1891 in Greentown, Ind., and moved to the Fulton area when he was nine years old. His wife is the former Suzette WILKINS, Greentown. They were married n Greentown in 1916.
Prof. Brown had been an instructor at the University of Maryland for the last 30 years.
Among the survivors is a sister, Mrs. Clara KNAUFF, 309 West 11th street, who will leave this evening for College Park. Services for Prof. Brown will be Monday morning.

Evert Baker
Final rites for Evert BAKER, 63, lifelong resident of the Urbana-North Manchester vicinity, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the West Manchester Church of Brethren.
The Rev. T. G. WEAVER of Marion will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
The body was removed from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron to the residence three miles west of North Manchester on State Road 14, where friends may call until noon Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
Mr. Baker, a farmer, died at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw at noon Thursday of a coronary occlusion. He had been ill one month.

Dr. R. E. McLochlin
Dr. R. E. McLOCHLIN, 55, a doctor in Little Rock, Ark., for over 20 infirmary six months after he discovered he had incurable cancer. [sic]
A native of Fulton county, Dr. McLochlin visited with relatives here in August.
He first learned of his condition last April during the convention of the American Medical Society. After taking tests on machines exhibited at the meeting, Dr. McLochlin received "suspicious" results. Further tests confirmed the presence of a lung lesion. He continued his practice, however, until two weeks ago when he was forced to enter the infirmary for treatment.
Born on a farm near Kewanna, Dr. McLochlin was former chief of staff at St. Vincents Infirmary at Little Rock and also was a member of the board of trustees of Little Rock high school, scene of recent integration disturbances. Recently he was honored when two of his friends donated $200,000 toward an auditorium in his name at a new Little Rock hospital, now under construction. Funeral services will be Monday afternoon and burial will be in Little Rock. Surviving are the widow; one son; four brothers, John McLOCHLIN, water works superintndent at Rochester, Will McLOCHLIN, Winamac, Albert McLOCHLIN, Star City, and Patrick Omar McLOCHLIN, Kewanna; four sisters, Mrs. Frank HENDRICKSON, Kewanna; Mrs. Will SCHEETZ, Lafayette; Mrs. Lawrence HOLLAND, Rochester, and Sister M. FABIANA, Indianapolis.

Monday, November 11, 1957

Walter J. Snyder
Walter James SNYDER, 40, R.R. 2, Argos, died suddenly at 11:45 p.m. Saturday of a heart seizure at his home, three miles east of Argos. A lifetime resident of Argos and a farmer, Mr. Snyder was born May 15, 1917 in Argos to Benjamin and Effie SULLIVAN SNYDER. He was married to Mary FEAR in Plymouth on Dec. 3, 1938, and was a member of the Walnut Gospel church.
Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Sally and Sharon [SNYDER], and a son, Darrell [SNYDER], all at home; the parents, R.R. 2, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Raymond (Alberta) MIDDAUGH, R.R. 1, Argos; three brothers, Welcome and Gerald [SNYDER], Holtville, Cal., and Clarence [SNYDER], Argos. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER, Mooreland, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Earl H. Nafe
Earl Herbert NAFE, 81, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at his home in the Burton community, R.R. 4, Rochester. He had been ill one year.
Born July 12, 1876, in Rochester township, he had lived in this area his entire life. He was married March 4, 1898, to Edna BERRIER, who survives. Mr. Nafe's parents were James H. and Sarah MEHRLING NAFE. He was a member of the former Mud Creek Baptist church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Miss Marie NAFE, South Bend, and Mrs. C. R. (Mabel) LOUNSBURY, Indianapolis; one son, Harry E. NAFE, South Bend; one grandson, Ronald C. LOUNSBURY, with the U.S. Air Force at Selfridge Air Base, Mt. Clemans, Mich; and one great-granddaughter, Barbara Jean LOUNSBURY, Mt. Clemans, Mich.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 12, 1957

Grace C. Lisey
Grace C. LISEY, 67, former resident of Kewanna, died at Milford, Mich., Monday. She had gone to Michigan from Kewanna in 1950.
Born July 10, 1890, she was the widow of John W. LISEY, who died eight years ago. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John EMILY, Milford, Mich.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Kenneth LUCKY officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

John C. Lange
John C. LANGE, 61, died of a heart attack at 7:05 p.m. Monday in his Lake Manitou home on Wolf's Point. Death came suddenly as Mr. Lange had not been previously ill.
He was born in Readlyn, Ia., May 20, 1896, the son of Henry and Minnie HAGENAU LANGE. He was married in Westgate, Ia., where he then lived, to Martha RUECKERT, Sept. 3, 1919.
Mr. Lange was employed by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation in South Bend and was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church here. He had resided in Rochester 20 years.
Surviving are the wife; his mother, Mrs. Minnie LANGE, Westgate, Ia.; two daughters, Mrs. James (Elverna) WILKES, Rochester; Miss Elaine LANGE, Indianapolis; two sons, Arthur [LANGE], Winamac, and Donald [LANGE], South Bend; four brothers, Henry, Reinhart, Herman and Ernest [LANGE]; all living in Iowa; and six grandchildren. One son, Wilbert [LANGE], 8, and a sister, Meta [LANGE], preceded him in death.
The Rev. Delmar O. KRUEGAR will officiate at the funeral rites Thursday at 2 p.m. in the St. John's Lutheran church. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services Thursday.

Anna Ella Norris
Mrs. Anna Ella NORRIS, 95 years old, died early today at the Miller Nursing Home in Rochester. She had been a resident of the Culver community since 1911. Death came after a three-month illness.
Born March 2, 1862, in Wolleytown, near Denver, Ind., she was the daughter of John and Aisla WARWICK NELSON. Her husband was the Rev. S. C. NORRIS, pastor of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church in 1923-24. He died in April, 1925.
She was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church, where final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. E. J. PETERS officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver after noon Wednesday.
Surviving are one son, Everett [NORRIS]; one stepson, Marvin L. [NORRIS], Fort Wayne; seven gandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, November 13, 1957

George Overmyer
George OVERMYER, 82, former Rochester township farmer and onetime Woodrow school janitor, died Tuesday at the home of his son, Harley, 314 Melville street, Mishawaka. He had been ill a year with a heart condition.
Born in Winamac, Feb. 22, 1875, he moved to Mishawaka 10 years ago from Rochester. His parents were Henry and Louisa Van DUYNE OVERMYER. He was married to Bertha REED and later to Minnie MYERS, both of whom are deceased. Mr. Overmyer was a member of the Sand Hill Christian church.
Surviving are two sons, Russell and Harley [OVERMYER], both of Mishawaka; one brother, Henry [OVERMYER], Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Valorous (Lilly) BECK, Sand Hill community, and Mrs. Frank (Sarah) BARNHART, now in the Miller nursing home here.
Rites will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Rites also will be conducted at the grave.

Ruth Overmyer
Mrs. Ruth OVERMYER, 39, Kewanna, died early today at a hospital in Winamac.
Born in Kewanna, Sept. 20, 1918, Mrs. Overmyer was the daughter of Chris and Ida COMPTON ELSTON. On May 14, 1948, she was married to Laphon OVERMYER, who survives.
She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and the Kewanna Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving besides the husband are four children at home, Thomas, Daniel, James and Susan [OVERMYER], and a sister, Mrs. Harriet STOUDT, Kewanna.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Kewanna Methodist church with the Rev. Frank CHRUST officiating. Burial arrangements are incomplete.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 3 p.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.

Emma L. Gottschalk
Mrs. Emma L. GOTTSCHALK, 78, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Wabash county hospital, where she had been admitted only 90 minutes earlier. Death came from a cerebral hemorrhage after a long illness.
A resident of Lagro at the time of her death, Mrs. Gottschalk was born May 3, 1879, near Rochester, the daughter of George and Fietta NOFTSKER SWANK. She was married in Rochester, April 6, 1902, to George A. GOTTSCHALK, who survives.
Mrs. Gottschalk was a former member of the Rebekah lodge of Rochester.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Andy LEWIS, Three Rivers, Mich., and Mrs. Omer WAGONER, Kokomo; five sons, John [GOTTSCHALK], at home; Lyman [GOTTSCHALK], R.R. 1, Lagro; Cecil [GOTTSCHALK], Hoagland, Ind.; Noah [GOTTSCHALK], Wabash, and Lester [GOTTSCHALK], South Whitley; one sister, Mrs. William GOTTSCHALK, Rochester; seventeen grandchildre; five great-grandchildren. One son, a sister and a brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wire funeral home in Wabash with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the residence until Friday morning when the body will be returned to the funeral home.

Thursday, November 14, 1957

John E. Westwood
John E. WESTWOOD, 47, Mishawaka, a former resident of Rochester, died at Memorial hospital in South Bend , at 3:45 a.m. today of a heart ailment. He had been ill for three weeks.
Born in Fulton county to James and Tressa BLOOM WESTWOOD, he moved from Rochester to Dowagiac, Mich.; in 1950 and then to Mishawaka several months ago. He was an employee of the Utica-Bend Corporation in South Bend.
Mr. Westwood first was married to Ella WAGONER, who died March 8,1938. He then married Eva BAILEY, Akron, and later Ethel CUNNIGHAM, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Delbert [WESTWOOD], 531 East Eighth street, Rochester; three step-sons, Norman CUNNINGHAM, Dowagiac; David CUNNINGHAM, LaPorte, and Earl CUNNINGHAM, stationed with the U. S. Air Force at Tucson, Ariz.; a step-daughter; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey COLEMAN and Mrs. Albert WOOD, Rochester; two brothers, Fred [WESTWOOD], Rochester, and Robert [WESTWOOD], Fowler.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester E.U.B. church and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body is now at the Forrest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend.

John C. Hudkins
John C. HUDKINS, 66, Kalamazoo, Mich., formerly of Kewanna, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home after being ill six years.
Born in Kewanna in March, 1891, he was the son of L. J. and Mary GRAHAM HUDKINS and was employed by the Bourroughs Adding machine company. His wife is the former Ethel MEYERS of Kewanna.
Surviving besides the widow are two sons, Jack and Robert [HUDKINS], Kalamazooo; a gandson; two brothers, Frank G. [HUDKINS] and William J. [HUDKINS], Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Jane) AUSTIN and Mrs. Frank (Corcas) KINTZ, Fort Wayne. Also surviving is an aunt, Mrs. Norman STONER, Rochester.
Sevices will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Kalamazoo. Burial will also be at Kalamazoo.

Gregory Glen Mosier
Gregory Glen MOSIER, six-day-old son of William and Margie MOSIER, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Cheryl [MOSIER], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl MILES, Kokomo; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James ELLISON, Galveston, Ind.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Crown Point cemetery. The Long funeral home at Kokomo is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, November 15, 1957

Harley H. Haggerty
Harley Hudson "Pop" HAGGERTY, 77, 924 Monroe street, died at his home at 3:55 a.m. today of a heart condition after being ill for two years.
A resident of Fulton county for the last 37 years, Mr. Haggerty was a baker for several years and custodian at Rochester high school for 19 years, retiring two years ago.
Mr. Haggerty was born in Miami county on Oct. 24, 1880, the son of Albert and Martha HALE HAGGERTY. On May 6, 1903, he was married in Peru to Frances PREISER, who survives. He was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Mildred) BURKETT, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Doc (Louise) MILLER, Mrs. Paul (Jean) WALTERS, and Mrs. Joan BUNN, all of Rochester; a son, Roy HAGGERTY, Elkhart; a brother, Raleigh [HAGGERTY], Greenfield; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A daughter and two sisters preceded Mr. Haggerty in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester E.U.B. church with the pastor, the Rev. F. I. WILLMERT, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 12 noon Sunday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Grace Sriver
Mrs. Walter (Grace) SRIVER, 74, died suddenly at 10:15 a.m. today at her home west of Akron.
The Sheetz funeral home at Akron is in charge of funeral arrangements, which are incomplete.

Saturday, November 16, 1957

Grace Sriver
Funeral services for Mrs. Walter (Grace) SRIVER, 73, R.R. 2, Akron, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens.
Mrs. Sriver, a lifelong resident of the Akron community, died suddenly of a heart attack at 10 a.m Friday at her home. She had been in ill health for four years.
Born on Jan. 15, 1884 in Henry township, she was the daughter of Milton and Eliza ALMAN SWARTZLANDER. Her first marriage was in 1903 to Omer Van LUE, who died in 1913. She was married in 1915 at Rochester to Walter A. SRIVER, who survives.
Mrs. Sriver was a member o the Athens E.U.B. church and the Omega club.
Other survivors are a son, Myron Van LUE, R.R. 1, Akron; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a brother, Earl SWARTZLANDER, Logansport. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, November 18, 1957

Henry Bless
Henry BLESS, 80, Akron, a native of Austria, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Miller Nursing home here after an illness of three weeks.
He had been a farmer in the Akron area for 11 years, having moved to Fulton county from Lakin, Kan. He moved to Lakin from Austria in 1909.
Mr. Bless was born on July 11, 1877, and was married in Austria to Elizabeth RHINE in 1896. His wife and two daughters preceded him in death.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mike RUDO, Akron, and Mrs. Julia FORENSEN, Pasadena, Cal., Frank [BLESS], Lakin, Kan., and Henry [BLESS], Omaha, Neb.; fifteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and a sister, Mr. Veronica LONGENEKER, Saginaw, Mich.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral [home] in Akron, with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Martha M. Douglass
Mrs. Martha M. DOUGLASS, 87, of near Grass Creek, died this morning at St. Joseph hospital in Logansport after a long illness.
She was born March 16, 1870, in Bethlehem township, Cass county, the daughter of
Virgil and Ann HORN PINKERTON. She was married to Frank DOUGLASS, who died Oct. 18, 1935. Mrs. Douglass was a member of the Lucerne Presbyterian church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Eva) SAUNDERS, Logansport; three sons, Albert [DOUGLASS], Ottawa, Mich.; Joseph [DOUGLASS], Fort Wayne, and Elmer [DOUGLASS], Kewanna, who is county road superintendent; one brother, John PINKERTON, Fabens, Texas; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. One son, John [DOUGLASS], preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison chapel in Royal Center with the Rev. Gene SELLERS officiating. Burial will be in Indian Creek cemetery near Lucerne. Friends may call at the chapel after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Buelah Cook
Mrs. Buelah COOK, 75, Akron, died at 8:30 o'clock this morning at a nursing home in Berrien Springs, Mich, after an illness of two months.
A beautician, Mrs. Cook was a member of the Eastern Star, the Christian Scientist church and the Beavr Dam home economics club.
She was the daughter of Elias and Amanda KISTLER LEININGER. Her husband, George COOK, preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Karl (Mabelle) GAST, Rochester, and Mrs. Ida THOMPSON, Warsaw; a brother, Dan LEININGER, Leesburg; and two step-children, Merl COOK and Mrs. Grace CRAIG, Akron.
The Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron is in charge of funeral arrangements, which are incomplete.
Infant Swango
The Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milo (Joe) SWANGO, 509 East Ninth street, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was born at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Prayer services were held this afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE in charge. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The baby's mother is the former Josephine WYNN, Also surviving are the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Bert LEEDY, Rochester, and Arlie WYNN, Warsaw, and the paternal grandfather, Edward SWANGO, Rochester.

Tuesday, November 19, 1957

Buelah Cook
Funeral services for Mrs. Buelah COOK, 75, Akron, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. Practitioner J. F. SELLS, Ft. Wayne, will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services.
Mrs. Cook died at 8:30 a.m. Monday at a nursing home in Berrien Springs, Mich., after an illness of two months.

Wednesday, November 20, 1957

Frederick W. Rosentreter
Frederick W. ROSENTRETER, 83, a resident of the Argos community for 38 years, died of a stroke at - - - p.m. Tuesday at his home, 306 - - ort street, Argos. He had been ill for one week.
Employed in Argos by the E. E. Eley sawmill for about 30 years, Mr. Rosentreter moved to Argos from Plymouth after spending his early life in LaPorte county.
He was born in Stillwell, Ind., on Jan. 12, 1874, the son of August and Henrietta ROSENTRETER. His first marriafge was to Emma Mc--one, who died in 1928. On Nov. - -, 1929 he was married to Tillie - - DUNLAP, who survives.
He had been a member of the I.O.O.F. for 58 years, the last few were belonging to the Maxinkuckee lodgte.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lowell (Wilma) BROWN, Argos; two granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Burton BARING officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. also will conduct rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ralph Overmyer
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ellers chapel, 725 South Main street, Kokomo, for Ralph E. OVERMYER, 64, who died at 5 a.m. Tuesday of a heart ailment. Death came from a long illness at his home, 1116 Taylor street, Kokomo.
Born Feb. 14, 1893, in Rochester, Mr. Overmyer was the son of Chauncey and Sarah MYERS OVERMYER. He was married in 1913 to Ethel COBLENTZ, who survives. Mr. Overmyer operated a realtor agency from his home in Kokomo.
He was a member of the Bunker Hill Methodist church and Bunker Hill Masonic lodge.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jean KIMBALL, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Margaret PECONGE, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Two children died in infancy.
The Rev. Floyd SMITH will officiate at the final rites and burial will be in the Springdale cemetery, Bunker Hill. The Masonic lodge will conduct its ritual at the grave. Friends may call at the Ellers chapel.

Thursday, November 21, 1957

[no obits]

Friday, November 22, 1957

Charles Pagel
Final rites for Charles PAGEL, 80, R.R. 2, Greencastle, a former resident of Fulton county, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Haverstock chapel in LaPorte.
The Rev. Daniel HALL will officiate and burial will be in the Patton cemetery at LaPorte. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services.
Mr. Pagel, who was born in LaPorte Sept. 6, 1877, died at 11:43 p.m. Wednesday at the Putnam county hospital. He had been ill for three years.
A retired farmer, he was married to Olive E. SELLERS May 30, 1905 in Knox.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Blanche HACK, Greencastle; Mrs. Nora WHITE, LaPorte, and Mrs. Crystal RAMSEY, Indianapolis; two sons, Kenneth and William [PAGEL], both of LaPorte; four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Albert WALTON, South Bend.

Pearl Barnhart
Mrs. C. L. (Pearl) BARNHART, the former Pearl EMMONS of Rochester, died Thursday in Canton, Ill. Funeral rites will be Saturday in LaPorte with burial in that city.
Mrs. Barnhart leaves five sons and five daughters. She was a sister of Isaac EMMONS of this city and also is survived by another sister, Mrs. Charles FLANDERS, Flint, Mich.

Saturday, November 23, 1957

[no obits]

Monday, November 25, 1957

Walter H. Lowry
Walter H. LOWRY, 71, 305 Apple street, Argos, died at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a serious illness of one month. He was admitted to the hospital 10 days before his death.
A liftime resident of the Argos community, Mr. Lowry was born Oct. 3, 1886 in Green township, southwest of Argos, to John and Elizabeth LOWRY.
On Oct. 6, 1900, he was married to Nora SMITH, who died April 19, 1938. He was a retired Nickel Plate railroad maintenance man.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dorothea ELLIOTT, Argos, and Mrs. Edith ROSS and Mrs. Margueriette BAKER, both of Kokomo; a son, Johnny [LOWRY], Plymouth; eighteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. E. J. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery southwest of Argos. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frank Kammerer
Frank KAMMERER, 178 Monticello road, died at the age of 92 years Sunday morning at 10:05 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Nov. 16.
Born Jan. 15, 1865, in Rochester, he had lived in this community his entire life. He was married here June 13, 1947, to Elsie D. OMLOR. Mr. Kammerer was the son of Christopher and Mary SCHALL KAMMERER and was a retired farmer. Surviving are the wife, at home, three stepchildren, Mrs. Lloyd MATHIAS, Mrs. Ruth RUTLEDGE and Leroy WEBBER, all of Rochester; and numerous nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Henry and William [KAMMERER], and one sister, Mrs. Sanford (Tillie) PAINTER, preceded him in death.
Rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family has requested the omission of flowers.

Rettie M. Holloway
Mrs. Rettie May HOLLOWAY, 76, who lived most of her life in the Talma community, died at 7 a.m. today at the home of her son, Herman H. HOLLOWAY, R.R. 7, Rochester. She had been ill six months.
Mrs. Holloway was born in Kosciusko county May 2, 1881, to Ancil and Emmaline McINTYRE BRYANT. In 1901 she was married to Charles B. HOLLOWAY, who died in 1949. She was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Surviving besides her son, Herman, are three other sons, Omer and Samuel [HOLLOWAY], R.R. 5, Rochester, and James [HOLLOWAY], Argos; six daughters, Mrs. Harry (Agnes) JORDAN, Mishawaka; Mrs. Edwin (Beryl) CLEMENTS, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Wesley (Elsie) DAY, Kent City, Mich.; Mrs. Charles (Edith) MILKOVICH and Mrs. Pauline OCVIREK, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Walter (Irene) HYDE, Warsaw.
Also, a brother, William BRYANT, South Bend; five sixters, Mrs. Bertha CLARK and Mrs. Clarence O'CONNER, Rochester; Mrs. Ted LANDIS, Akron; Mrs. Charles CLARK, Milford; and Mrs. Henry BIXLER, South Bend; twenty-four grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. A daughter, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. The Foster & Good funeral home here is in charge of funeral arrangements, which are incomplete.

Tuesday, November 26, 1957

Rettie Holloway
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Talma Christian church for Mrs. Rettie May HOLLOWAY, 76, who died at 7 a.m. Monday after a six-month illness. She lived in the Talma community practically all her life.
The Rev. Delbert RHUBERT will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery near Talma.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the services to lie in state.

Wednesday, November 27, 1957

Charles Pontious
Graveside rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for Charles PONTIOUS, 79, former Mt. Olive community resident, who died early Tuesday at his home in Kalkaska, Mich.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate at the local rites. Funeral services were held in a Kalkaska mortuary today.
Mr. Pontious' wife, the former Charlotte EBER, survives. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, November 28, 1957

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 29, 1957

Verna M. Embrey
Funeral services were held this afternoon in Lodi, Cal., for Mrs. Verna May EMBREY, 76, a native of Fulton county, who died at a Lodi hospital Tuesday following a long illness. Burial was in the Cherokee Memorial Park cemetery, Lodi.
Mrs. Embrey, the daughter of John and Mary HAY, was born in Fulton county March 31, 1881. Her parents had homesteaded in Indiana in the early years of the 19th century and her brother, George HAY, was one of the founders of Bakersfield, Cal.
Mrs. Embrey came to Bakersfield in 1922 and spent six years in the Oakland San Francisco area before moving to Lodi in 1955. She was a member of the Methodist church.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Frances) WELCH, Lodi; two sons, George W. GORDON, Bakersfield, and Harry V. GORDON, Alhambra, Cal.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and sevral nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Leo Lambert
Mrs. Leo LAMBERT, 78, a resident of Argos for 20 years, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Osteopathic hospital in South Bend after an illness of three months. She had been living with her daughter, Mrs. A. Waite (Mildred) MAHONEY, R.R. 3, Argos.
Born in Rocky Springs, Miss., on March 27, 1879, Mrs. Lambert lived in St. Louis, Mo., for 20 years before moving to Argos.
Surviving besides Mrs. Mahoney are another daughter, Mrs. Gilbert (Nell) SCHUMACHER, Omaha, Neb., and two sons, Henry L. FLOOD, Cincinnati, O., and C. S. J. FLOOD, St. Louis.
Christian Science services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Cremation will follow in Indianapolis. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, November 30, 1957

Martin L. Shively
Services have been set for 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home here for Martin L. SHIVELY, 75, former Rochester resident, who died at 6 a.m. Friday at his home in Osceola. He had been ill six months.
Born Sept. 26, 1882, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of William and Mary HEETER SHIVELY. He was married in Rochester May 6, 1905, to Inez BUEHLER, who survives.
Mr. Shively had lived most of his life in Rochester, moving to Osceola seven years ago.
Also surviving are a son, Ivan [SHIVELY], Dowagiac, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Claude BURKS, Osceola, and Carrie SHIVELY, at home; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Everett and Noah [SHIVELY], both of Rochester, and one sister, Viola [SHIVELY], Rochester.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Clarence Leininger
Clarence LEININGER, 79, a lifelong resident of the Akron and Mentone communities, died at 9 p.m. Friday at his home, a mile south of Mentone. He had been ill for several years and in critical condition seven weeks.
Born near Mentone Aug. 25, 1878, Mr. Leininger was the son of David and Hester THOMPSON LEININGER. On Jan. 21, 193, he was married to Myrtle NELSON.
Mr. Leininger was a retired farmer and a member of the Mentone Church of Christ, of which he was an elder for 30 years.
Surviving are the widow at home; a daughter, Mrs. Delois (Marcella) WHITE, Kokomo; five grandchildren; a brother, Oliver [LEININGER], Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Lum (Grace) SMITH, Rochester. A daughter, Leona DEESON, died in 1939.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mentone Church of Christ with the Rev. Ralph BURRIS officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
Friends may call at he Johns funeral home in Mentone after 7 p.m. today until noon Monday and then at the church.

Monday, December 2, 1957

Ruth E. Hopper
Mrs. Ruth Elnora HOPPER, 51, 419 East 14th street, a resident of Rochester for 35 years, died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital after a serious illness of five weeks.
A native of Plymouth, Mrs. Hopper was born Aug. 27, 1906 to Joseph and Ella MANUEL BARTS. On Aug. 29, 1925, she was married in Tyner to Alfred E. HOPPER, who survives. She was a member of the Rochester First Christian church.
Other survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Nancy) LEBO, Mrs. William (Dortha) EADS and Mrs. Glen (Carol) HEDRICK, all of Rochester; Miss Blanche Kay HOPPER, at home; Mrs. Carl (Barbara) JUNKIN, Hammond, and Mrs. Kenneth (Martha) WEST, Mesa, Ariz.; a son, Garl [HOPPER], Rochester; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Howard and Ralph BARTS, Rochester, and Paul BARTS, Lawrece, Ind. Two grandchildren and a brother, Russell [BARTS], preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian church with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here. The body will be removed to the church one hour before services to lie in state.

Ida M. Bell
Mrs. Ida M. BELL, 85, former resident of the Santa Anna community southwest of Argos, died Saturday in Gary, where she had lived many years. She was the wife of the late Thomas BELL.
Mrs. Bell's daughter is Mrs. Bertha VERMILLION of Darlington, wife of the Rev. Albert VERMILLION.
Funeral rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the William and Burns funeral home in Gary. Graveside services will be held at the Poplar Grove cemetery southwest of Argos at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Charles D. Estep
Charles D. ESTEP, 80, former Laketon resident, died suddenly Thursday at his home in Santa Paula, Cal., where he was proprietor of a hotel.
Born April 1, 1877, in Milford, he moved to California in 1919. He was married n 1946 to Gladys OGDEN ESTEP. His parents were William and Hannah ESTEP.
Surviving are the wife; two step-daughters, Mrs. William (Iona) GUSHARD, Laketon, and Mrs. Ray (Serry) BANNISTER, Santa Paula; two step-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Lula RUPLE, Leesburg.
Graveside rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Leesburg cemetery with the Rev. Howard REES of Laketon officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Arthur J. Cutshaw
Arthur Jay CUTSHAW, 74, longtime resident of Fulton county, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, where he had been a patient since Nov. 20.
Death, caused by pneumonia, came after five weeks' illness. He had lived the past year with his son, William CUTSHAW, at Bourbon.
Born June 3, 1883, at Akron, he had spent his entire life in Fulton county except for the last year. He was married in Akron in 1913 to Lucinda Alice SAYGERS, who died in 1935. Mr. Cutshaw's parents were Wilson S. and Ella Margaret PARKER CUTSHAW. He was a retired interior decorator.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Margaret) STANTON and Mrs. Emerson (Juanita) JOHNSON, both of Athens; two sons, Paul [CUTSHAW], Tuscon, Ariz., and William [CUTSHAW], Bourbon; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Harvey F. SMITH, Macy, and Mrs. James O'BRIEN, Chicago; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday.

Tuesday, December 3, 1957

Karl Mueller
Karl MUELLER, a resident of Argos since 1943, died suddenly of a heart seizure at 7:15 o'clock this morning at the home of his son, William L. MUELLER, six miles southwest of Argos.
Mr. Mueller and his wife, the former Katharina PLANTHALER,had lived with their son since moving to Argos.
A retired merchant who had operated a meat business in Chicago for many years, Mr. Mueller was born in Gersenbrun, Germany, on Jan. 28, 1873 to John and Helen MUELLER. One year after his marriage in Germany in 1908, he and his wife moved to Chicago, where they lived for 33 years before moving to Argos.
Surviving besides the widow and son William are another son, John Paul MUELLER, Springfield, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Frieda) PAULSEN, Chicago, and seven grandchildren.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where funeral arrangements are pending.

Wednesday, December 4, 1957

Daniel Leroy Eiler
Funeral services for Daniel Leroy EILER, two-year-old son of Earl and Mary OVERFIELD EILER, Peru, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Peru Assembly of God church. The Rev. Frank FORTIER will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
The boy died at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday at Dukes hospital in Peru, after being ill since birth. He was born on Oct. 3, 1955, in Rochester.
Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard OVERFIELD, Mexico, and Quinter EILER, Argos, and the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles FOSTER, Dayton, O. Friends may call until 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Mellie M. Wertzberger
Mrs. Mellie M. WERTZBERGER, 77, died at 2 a.m. today in the Miller Nursing Home here, where she had been a patient since Oct. 24. Mrs. Wertzberger, who resided at 700 Pontiac street, had been in failing health the past three years, in serious condition for six weeks.
Born Aug. 3, 1880, in Rochester, she was the daughter of William and Leah FISHER REAM. She was married in 1905 to Ardenius WERTZBERGER, who died in 1924. They returned to Rochester in 1921 from Tulsa, Okla.
She was a member of the First Christian church, Rochester.
Surviving are two sons, Howard [WERTZBERGER], Rochester, and William [WERTZBERGER], Fort Worth, Texas; two grandsons, James [WERTZBERGER], Elkhart, and Dennis [WERTZBERGER], Columbus, Ind.; one great-grandson, Marc [WERTZBERGER], Columbus, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD of the First Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Karl Mueller
Final rites for Karl MUELLER, 84, of near Argos, will be given at High Mass Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's church at Plymouth with Father Casmir MOSWINSKI officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Mueller, a native of Germany and resident of the Argos community for 14 years, died Tuesday morning at the home of his son, William L. MUELLER, six miles southwest of Argos.

Henry N. Wilson
Funeral services for Henry N. WILSON, 98, Buchanan, Mich., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Phillip WELKLIN, of the local Seventh Day Adventist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Indian Creek cemetery near Lucerne.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.
Mr. Wilson, a former resident of Indianapolis and a native of Cass county, died at 2:30 a.m. today at his home after an illness of two weeks.
He was born on June 20, 1859, to James and Catherine SHAFER WILSON and moved from Indianapolis to Buchanan last year. He was married on June 3, 1882, to Marie HOUSE. He was a member of he Seventh Day Adventist church.
Surviving besides the widow are one son, Harry L. WILSON, Niles, Mich.; two granddaughters, and a sister, Sarah LUEY, Lucerne. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Thursday, December 5, 1957

Howard Gillespie
Howard GILLESPIE, 70, a former resident of Kewanna, died at his Indianapolis home Wednesday morning.
A teacher at Indianapolis Technical high school, Mr. Gillespie and his wife, the former Lillie KURTZ of Kewanna, had lived in Indianapolis for the last 35 years. They had spent their summers at a cottage at Bruce Lake since moving to the capitol.
Surviving brsides the widow, at home, are two sons, Dr. Charles GILLESPIE, Indianapolis, and Robert GILLESPIE, Walpole, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Ed MURRY, Antigonish, Nova Scotia; four brothers, Bert, Warren and VanTuyl [GILLESPIE], all of Kewanna, and Victor [GILLESPIE], address unknown; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel BECKNER, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mrs. Arthur CASUBE, Orlando, Fla., and eight grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, December 6, 1957

Paul H. Fleming
Paul H. FLEMING, 29, South Bend, died at the Hines (Ill.) Veterans hospital at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after an eight-week illness. His brother, Lawrence FLEMING, resides in Argos. Paul lived in Argos for some time and was a member of the Argos Merchants baseball team.
He was born in Chicago and had been employed as an accountant at the Studebaker-Packard Corporation, in South Bend. He was a World War II veteran.
Funeral rites will be at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's church in Plymouth with burial in the St. Peter's cemetery in Winamac. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after noon Saturday.

Saturday, December 7, 1957

Reathel D. O'Dell
Reathel Dell O'DELL, 53, died Friday at 5 p.m. in her R.R. 5, Rochester, home after an illness of two years.
She was born Nov. 10, 1904, in the same house where she died, the daughter of Valorous and Lilly OVERMYER BECK. On Feb. 16, 1924, at Rochester, she was married to Lester O'DELL, who survives. She had lived in Mishawaka for 30 years and returned to Rochester eight years ago. She was employed at the Topps Manufacturing Company.
Mrs. O'Dell was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church and of the Richland Center Naomi Rebekah lodge.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Eva) BEEHLER, R.R. 3, Rochester; four sons, Bill and James [O'DELL], both at home; Maurice [O'DELL], Bourbon, and Richard [O'DELL], Indianapolis; one granddaughter; the parents, R.R. 5, Rochester; one sister, Miss Edna BECK; several aunts and uncles and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Sand Hill Methodist church with the Rev. E. J. PETERS officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. The body will be taken from the Foster & Good funeral home to the residence, where friends may call after 3 p.m. today. The body also will lie in state at the church an hour before services.

Robert Royer
Robert ROYER, 55. a native of Akron who has been head swimming coach at Indiana university since 1931, died in his home near Bloomington Friday. He had been in ill health since an operation last spring.
Royer was born near Akron and gradated from high school there. He taught at Akron high school following his graduation from I.U. in 1928, then returned to the university as swimming coach in 1931. He also had served as assistant dean of men at I.U. and had written articles for popular magazines. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Reuben ROYER.
He was chairman of the swimming rules committee of the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the time of his death. Two of his swimmers, Bill WOOLSEY and Dick TANABE, were members of the 1956 U. S. Olympic team.
He is survived his wife, the former Catherine EDWARDS of Windfall; a five-year-old daughter, Janet [ROYER], and a brother, Vern [ROYER], Akron. Mrs. Royer has been secretary to I.U. President Herman B. WELLS for 10 years.
Royer's death came just as he had assembled the potentially greatest swimming squad in I.U. history. He will be succeeded as swim coach by Dr. James COUNSILMAN, who has been in charge of the squad during Royer's illness.

Lucretia G. Calloway
Lucretia G. CALLOWAY, 76, died at 5:55 p.m. Friday at her home on R.R. 2, Macy, after a five-year illness.
She was born in Allen township, Miami county, Sept. 10, 1881, the daughter of Robert P. and Mary ELDER BRIGGS. She had lived in the Macy community her entire life. Her marriage was on April 12, 1900, at Macy, to Willard G. CALLOWAY, who survives.
Mrs. Calloway ws a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are three sons, Omar W. [CALLOWAY], Indianapolis; Forrest J. [CALLOWAY], and Glen R. [CALLOWAY], both of R.R. 2, Macy; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Albert M. BRIGGS, Macy; one sister, Mrs. Jennie L. SLUSSER, Peru. Five sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Rites will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Macy Christian church, with the Rev. I. L. ROGERS officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, junction of Roads 16 and 31, after 2 p.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services.

Monday, December 9, 1957

Earl McCoy
Final rites for Earl McCOY, 52, Warsaw, owner and manager of the K. and M. Food company at Warsaw and past director of the Indiana Saddle Horse Association and the Tennessee Walking Horse Association, will be at 2 p.m. CST Tuesday in the Warsaw Methodist church.
The Rev. Albert E. HABGOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw.
Mr. McCoy, whose wife, the former Mary Marjorie KESLER, is well-known in the Rchester communithy, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph hospital, Fort Wayne after an illness of four months.
Friends may call at the MaHatton funeral home in Warsaw until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and then at the church until the services.

Sophia O. Thorington
Sophia Opal THORINGTON, 72, was discovered dead in her home, on Fulton avenue just north of the city limits, about 4:45 p.m. Sunday by a neighbor. Death was attributed to a heart attack, an autopsy conducted by Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, revealed.
Ed CARPENTER, the neighbor, noted that Mrs. Thorington's chickens had not been attended and called at the house. Mrs. Thorington lived alone.
A resident of this community 35 years, Mrs. Thorington was born Nov. 5, 1885, in Carroll county. She was married to Henry THORINGTON, who died in 1918. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Frank HUGHES.
Surviving are two sons, Oral [THORINGTON], Kokomo, and Emmett [THORINGTON], Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Marie) HAYES, Rochester, and Mrs. Ica (Floy) EDING, Phoenix, Ariz.; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Maggie CREE, Walton; Mrs. Grace JAMES, Winamac; Mrs. Florence HUGHES and Mrs. Mabel CREE, both of Camden; one brother, Arlie HUGHES, Camden. One daughter and several brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral rites are pending. Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence M. Binney
Rosary services will be recited tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Clarence Martin BINNEY, 52, who died suddenly at 7 p.m. Saturday in his home on R.R. 3, Rochester.
Funeral rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph church here with Father George LANNING officiating. Burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A farmer by profession, Mr. Binney was born Aug. 2, 1905, at Chicago, the son of William and Leona BINNEY. He was married July 1, 1930, at Chicago to Agnes KWIATT, who survives.
A member of the St. Joseph church, he had lived in the Rochester community 10 years.
Also surviving are a daughter, Judy [BINNEY], at home; a stepson, Donald McKEONE, Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren; two brothers, William BINNEY, R.R. 3, Rochester; Roy BINNEY, Royal Center; three sisters, Lillian RUE, Laura MAHONEY and Leona KISTLER, all of Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.

Lucille Bloom
Mrs. Herman [Lucille] BLOOM, Columbus, O., died Sunday at her home there from pneumonia. Mrs. Bloom, the former Lucille HELM, was in charge of the German and history departments at Rochester high school from 1907-1912.
She was a graduate of Bryn Maur college in Pennsylvania and had lived in Williamsburg, Ind., in Wayne county before coming to Rochester.

Tuesday, December 10, 1957

Sophia O. Thorington
Final rites for Mrs. Sophia Opal THORINGTON, 72, who died at her home here Sunday afternoon will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Wayne TIPPY, Wesleyan Methodist church, officialing. Burial will be in the Woodville cemetery, Burrows, Ind. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Merta Waltz
Mrs. George (Merta) WALTZ, 89, formerly of Newcastle township, died this noon at the home of her son, Omer S. WALTZ, Hungington. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.

Frances Mow
Graveside rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for Mrs. Frances MOW, about 68, who died at Indianapolis Monday morning following a long illness.
Mrs. Mow, the former Frances GROVE, was born in Rochester, the daughter of Orange and Isabelle GROVE. She graduated from Rochester high school and was married to Ray MOW in Rochester. The Mows left the city about 35 years ago.
Surviving, bedsides the husband, is one son, John [MOW], Columbus, O.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m.Thursday in the Flanner-Buchanan funeral home in Indianapolis.

Wednesday, December 11, 1957

Myrta O. Waltz
Mrs. Myrta O. WALTZ, 89, a native of Newcastle township, died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her son, Omer F. WALTZ, a mile north of Huntington on State Road 5. She had been bedfast since June 1 following injuries sustained in a fall.
Born Nov. 4, 1868, in Newcastle township near Talma, she was the daughter of Chancy and Margaret WILSON COPLEN. She had spent her entire life in the Newcastle township community. Her marriage was on Nov. 27, 1887, to George R. WALTZ, who died Jan. 17, 1942.
Mrs. Waltz was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, Truman [WALTZ], South Bend, and Omer [WALTZ], Huntington; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one half-brother, Grover COPLEN, Des Moines, Ia. Two daughters and one son preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Orpha D. Rhodes
Final rites for Mrs. Orpha D. RHODES, 90, R.R. 3, Peru, a native of Fulton county, were conducted this afternoon at the Drake-Flowers chapel in Peru, with the Rev. Etta TATE, Dayton, O., officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
Mrs. Rhodes died at 7 a.m. Monday at her home following a year's illness.
Born Jan. 25, 1867 to Phillip and Orpha GERARD MIKESELL, Mrs. Rhodes was resident of Peru for 27 years. She was married in 1888 to Thomas RHODES, who died in 1949.
Several nieces and nephews in Miami and Fulton counties survive, including Mrs. Alva HOPPER, with whom Mrs. Rhodes lived in Peru. A son, six brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Thursday, December 12, 1957 to Friday, December 13, 1957

[no obits]

Saturday, December 14, 1957

E. A. Gast
E. A. "Chub" GAST, 75, Warsaw, a native of Akron, drowned Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Mr. Gast drowned when he fell from a dike while fishing.
Head of the [Gast] Construction Company, [Warsaw], and a resident of that city for 40 years, Mr. Gast was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. GAST of Akron. He graduated from Akron high school, attended Rochester Normal University and graduated from Indiana University.
Until entring the constuction business at Warsaw, he was editor of the former Warsaw Union in that city.
Surviving are his wife, the former Blanche HESS of Brook; two sons, David and Robert [GAST], both of Warsaw; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Martha Jane) MYERS, Bloomington; three brothers, Karl [GAST], Rochester, Whit [GAST], Akron, and Robert [GAST], Warsaw; and one sister, Mrs. Marie TALBOTT, Los Angeles.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Methodist church in Warsaw with burial in the Oakwood cemetery there. Friends may call at the Landis funeral home from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Eldora M. Henderson
Mrs. Eldora May HENDERSON, 70, Wabash, former resident of Rochester, died Friday evening near Evansville when the car in which she was a passenger was involved in a car-truck accident on State Road 57.
Mrs. Henderson, widow of the late Elmer HENDERSON, former city street department employee, had been returning to Indiana with her son, Howard [HENDERSON]. The extent of his injuries were not immediately learned. They had been visiting with Mrs. Henderson's daughter, Mrs. Edith BURMBAUGH, Dayton, O., who is vacationing in Hollywood, Fla.
Mrs. Henderson, daughter of George W. and Susan SHONTZ, was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church. Her husband died in 1941.
Also surviving are one sister, Leona [SHONTZ], South Bend.
The body is being removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. Final rites are incomplete.

Monday, December 16, 1957

Infant Winterrowd
A short prayer service for the infant daughter of Robert and Ruth HARTMAN WINTERROWD, 423 East 14th street, was conducted this afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Lloyd POWELL officiated and burial was in the Athens cemetery.
The girl died at birth Sunday.
Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Michael and Dennis [WINTERROWD], and a sister, Darlene [WINTERROWD], at home, and several aunts and uncles.

Eldora Henderson
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Eldora HENDERSON, 70, who died at 9:40 p.m. Friday in an automobile accident 4 1/2 miles northwest of Evansville on State Road 57.
The Rev. F. I. WILLMERT of the Rochester E.U.B. church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Henderson, native of Fulton county, died instantly of a basal skull fracture when the auto driven by her son, Howard [HENDERSON], ran into a truck parked on the highway. Mrs. Henderson and her son had just returned by plane from Miami where they had visited her daughter, Mrs. Clarence BURMBAUGH, vacationing in Hollywood, Fla.
Mrs. Henderson had been residing with her son in Oakland City.
Born Feb. 2, 1887, near Talma, she had spent most of her life in Rochester and surrounding community. Her husband was Elmer HENDERSON, who died in 1941, and her parents were George W. and Susan BRYAN SHONTZ.
Mrs. Henderson was a member of the E.U.B. church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years and of the Rochester Evergreen Rebekah lodge. She served as Noble Grand and District Deputy of District 23 of the Rebekahs.
Surviving are the son, Howard, Oakland City; the daughter, Mrs. Clarence O. (Edith) BURMBAUGH, Dayton, O., and one sister, Mrs. Lena ANDERSON, Lakeville.

E. A. Gast
Burial of E. A. "Chub" GAST, 75, Warsaw, a native of Akron, will be in the Akron cemetery Tuesday instead of the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw as previously reported.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist church in Warsaw. Friends may call at the Landis funeral home until 5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. today and until 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Gast, head of the [Gast] Construction Company and a Warsaw resident for 40 years, drowned Friday at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when he fell from a dike while fishing. He was a graduate of Akron high school.

Tuesday, December 17, 1957 to Wednesday, December 18, 1957

[no obits]

Thursday, December 19, 1957

Minnie M. McPherron
Mrs. Minnie May BIDDINGER McPHERRON, 82, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, a native of Fulton county, died of a stroke at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bair nursing home in Bourbon. She had been ill for six months and suffered the stroke three weeks ago.
Mrs. McPherron lived in the Sand Hill and Richland Center communities before moving to near Tippecanoe 20 years ago. She was a member of the Tippecanoe Progress club, the Tippecanoe Community church and the W.S.C.S. of that church.
Born Dec. 22, 1874 in Fulton county, Mrs. McPherron was the daughter of William and Lydia LEITER BIDDINGER. She was married in Rochester in 1893 to Thomas McPHERRON, who died in 1914.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Wilma McPHERRON BIDDINGER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Armen (Mary) WARNOCK, Converse; four sons, Edwin [McPHERRON], Bloomington, Clarence and Harry [McPHERRON], Tippecanoe, and Emile [McPHERRON], address unknown; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother Harry E. BIDDINGER, Billings, Mont.
The body lies at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where rites are pending.

Charles N. Bailey
Charles Nelson BAILEY, 69, native of Fulton county, died in Chicago last week and burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Chicago.
Born near Leiters Ford on Sept. 18, 1888, he was the son of William and Emma KIRKENDALL BAILEY.
He had spent most of his life in the insurance business, working in several cities in Indiana and Illinois. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John MOULTON, Deedsville; six sons, and one sister, Mrs. Anna MILLER of Indianapolis.

Friday, December 20, 1957

Birda McCutchan
Mrs. Birda McCUTCHAN, 68, died at 1:30 p.m. today at the home of her nephew, Donald B. PONTIUS, 5346 Central avenue, Indianapolis.
She was born May 19, 1890, in Fulton county, the daughter of Sanford and Katherine BECK. A former Rochester resident, she had lived in Indianapolis the past 35 years. Her husband was Charles McCUTCHAN.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Rollin (Mona) PONTIUS, Rochester; one brother, Charles BECK, Milwaukee; the nephew, Donald PONTIUS; three nieces, Pauline PONTIUS, Indianapolis, Beverly BECK, Milwaukee, and Katherine BECK, San Francisco.
Rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the J. C. Wilson Chapel of the Chimes in Indianapolis with burial in the Crown Hill cemetery there.

Minnie M. McPherron
Final rites for Mrs. Minnie May BIDDINGER McPHERRON, 82, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, a Fulton county native, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos.
The Rev. Henry HIDDINGS will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. McPherron died of a stroke at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bair nursing home in Bourbon. She had been ill for six months and suffered the stroke three weeks ago.
She had lived in the Sand Hill and Richland Center communities before moving to near Tippecanoe 20 years ago.

Louise Ryan
Mrs. Estel BEMENDERFER, 1407 Main street, has received word of the death of Mrs. Frank (Louise) WILHOIT RYAN, San Francisco, Cal., a native of Fulton couty and former Rochester resident.
Mrs. Ryan, who had lived in California for about 40 years after moving there from Rochester, died Monday.
She was a half-sister of Mrs. Charles TOWNE, 213 West Third street.

Saturday, December 21, 1957

[no obits]

Monday, December 23, 1957

Lydia Brubaker
Mrs. Lydia BRUBAKER, 89, a resident of the Argos community for many years, died in Logansport at 11:55 p.m. Sunday. She had lived most of her life in Fulton and Marshall counties.
Born Oct. 25, 1868, in Miami county, Mrs. Brubaker was the daughter of Daniel and Lucinda ROHRER. In 1893 she was married to Tillman BRUBAKER, who died several years ago. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Esta KLOTZ, South Bend; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Frank and Harry ROHRER, both of Argos.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. Tuesday until noon Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

John A. Rouch
John A. ROUCH, pioneer Tulsa (Okla.) building contractor and father of Dwight ROUCH, Fulton, died at his home in Tulsa after a three-week illness. He was 91 years old.
Mr. Rouch went to Tulsa from Fulton and built several schools, apartments, business buildings and other structures in the city from 1903 until 1942, when he retired. He was an architect for and part owner of the Latimer and Rouch Construction company.
Surviving are his wife, at home; five sons, Ancil [ROUCH], at home; Irvin [ROUCH], Nashville, Tenn.; Raymond [ROUCH], LaMirada, Cal.; Ira [ROUCH], Dallas, Texas, and Dwight [ROUCH], Fulton; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth DAWSON, Tulsa; one brother; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Ellsworth Brauneller
Ellsworth BRAUNELLER, 84, who lived in Marshtown, west of Fulton on State Road 114, became Fulton county's seventh traffic fatality of the year at 11:30 p.m. Sunday when he died in Woodlawn hospital of injuries suffered when he was hit by a car as he was walking on Road 114 in Marshtown.
The Sheriff's off said Brauneller received compound fractures of both legs, severe bruises on the head and internal injuries when struck at 5:50 p.m. Sunday by a car deiven by Russell F. POENIX, 66, R.R. 2, Kewanna.
Poenix told the sheriff's office that as he passed an oncoming car, he thought that his car had hit something and that he found Brauneller on the ground after he stopped his car. Brauneller had been walking on the right side of the highway, an officer said. Poenix was not charged.
Brauneller was rushed to the hospital in a Fulton ambulance.
Born April 10, 1873, near Macy, Brauneller had been a resident of the Marshtown community for 35 years. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Augusta BRAUNELLER. He made his home with a niece, Mrs. Oscar MANNIES.
On Aug. 4, 1896, he was maried to Carrie COLLINS, who died April 24, 1946.
Surviving besides Mrs. Mannies are a half-sister, Mrs. Tressie CRAIG, Kokomo, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 24, 1957

Berna Good
Funeral rites were held this afternoon at the Tippecanoe church west of Pulaksi for Mrs. Berna GOOD, 81, Kewanna, who died at her home near that town Saturday night. Burial was in Paul's chapel cemetery.
Born April 9, 1906, in Pulaski county, Mrs. Good was the daughter of Fred and Albert [?] WOOD FITZ. She was married on Aug. 4, 1924, to Loyal M. GOOD, who survives. Mrs. Good was a member of the Tippecanoe church.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Pauline STEVENSON, Monticello; Mrs. Gene CRIST, Star City; Mrs. Marlene KELLEY, Chicgo; Mrs. Janet COX, Logansport, and Joyce [GOOD], at home; five sons, Norman [GOOD], Lafayette; Donald [GOOD], Star City; Larry Robert and Loyal, [GOOD], Jr., all at home; four brothers, Wayne, Orvan and Clyde FITZ, all of Winamac, and Carl FITZ, Crumtown, and seven grandchildren.

Wednesday, December 25, 1957

[no paper - holiday]

Thursday, December 26, 1957

John W. Mathias
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Wesleyan Methodist church at Argos for John Wesley MATHIAS, 78, former resident of the Burton community, who died at 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been seriously ill for a month.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate at the last rites, assisted by the Rev. Harold RAINBOLT. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Born Dec. 5, 1879, to John and Suzan WALES MATHIAS, he had resided in the Burton area before moving to the county line road north of Rochester, in 1921. He first ws married Dec. 20, 1901, at Burton to Ida MOORE, who died in 1909. Later he married Helen WARFIELD.
A retired farmer, Mr. Mathias was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Paul E. MATHIAS, Hinsdale, Ill., two daughters, Mrs. Charles CROCKER, Plymouth, and Mrs. George BAUER, Chicago; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two sisters, Mrs. Ora MARSH and Mrs. Lloyd CASTLEMAN, both of Rochester.
Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here. The body will lie in state at the church prior to the services.

Friday, December 27, 1957

Ruth B. Spencer
Ruth B. SPENCER, 58, a resident of Argos her entire life, died at 8 a.m. today in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after an illness of six months. She had been a patient at the hospital for two months.
Born in Argos Dec. 16, 1899, Miss Spencer was the daughter of Allie and Emma HAINES SPENCER. She was a member of the Argos Congregational church, the Argos Izaak Walton League auxiliary and the Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Lesta) ZIMMERMAN and Mrs. Chester (Fawn) BERRY, both of Plymouth, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where Miss Spencer was employed. Officiating will be the Rev. Albert VERMILLION and the Rev. HALBERT, with burial in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Edward Charles Kuncl
Funeral rites will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the First Christian church for Edward Charles KUNCL, three-year-old son of Donald and Verda RUDD KUNCL, Macy.
The child was killed in an automobile accident Wednesday on U.S. 30, a mile east of Wanatah.
The Rev. C.A. UNDERWOOD will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Byron Ellis Border
Byron Ellis BORDER, infant son of Dairl and Wilma DITTMER BORDER, 630 Fulton avenue, died at 4:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, 19 hours after his birth.
Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Joan and Karen [BORDER]; two brothers, William and Duane [BORDER]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William DITTMER, Rochester, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ellis BORDER, Elkhorn, Wis.
Prayer services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, December 28, 1957

Steven Wallis,
Dennis Howard and
Robert Vandermark
Warsaw, Ind. (INS) -- Authorities today tried to piece together the events that led to the drowning of three young fathers in Palestine Lake, eight miles southwest of Warsaw.
The three men, Steven WALLIS, 21; Dennis HOWARD, 22, both of Warsaw, and Robert VANDERMARK, 27, of Mentone, apparently drowned while fishing Thursday. Their bodies were recovered late Friday.
Born July 8, 1932, in Mentone, Mr. Vandermark was a lifelong resident of that community, and attended Mentone high school. His parents were Orville and Laura VANDERMARK, who survive, along with the wife, Helen [VANDERMARK], and one son, Robert [VANDERMARK], at home.
He was emploed as a tree timmer for the Northern Indiana Public Service Company out of the Warsaw office.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Gordon WOLFE, Laketon, and one brother, Fred [VANDERMARK], Mentone; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. WAGONER, Mentone, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Levi VANDERMARK, Mentone.
Funeral services have been set for 1 p.m. Monda but the remainder of the arrangements are as yet incomplete.
There were no witnesses to the tragedy and state police said they could only assume that the boat, found partially filled with water 300 feet from shore, tipped--plunging one or more into the icy water and the others drowned attempting to rescue.
For the Howards it was the second tragedy in four months. They lost their only son, Larry [HOWARD], in a Sept. 19 auto accident.
Police said a 13-year-old Palestine girl Friday reported hearing cries from the lake Thursday. When the car, in which the three men had driven to the lake, was still parked at the landing Friday, a search was started.
Skin divers tried to locate the bodies but were stopped by the dense vegetation on the bottom of the lake. Crews using drag lines finally brought the three bodies to the surface. The three men were dressed in heavy clothing which police said probably contributed to the drownings.

Monday, December 30, 1957

Cyrus B. Carlton
Cyrus B. CARLTON, 88, died at 8:50 p.m. Saturday in the I.O.O.F. Home at Greensburg, where he had lived since Jan. 6, 1953. Death came to the former Rochester resident after a month's illness.
Born March 25, 1869, in Paulding county, O., he was the son of John D. and Isabelle MILLINGER CARLTON. He was married Feb. 20, 1895, in Logansport to Carrie SINES MARTIN, who died June 27, 1955.
Mr. Carlton resided in Rochester from 1905 to 1927, when he moved to Lucerne. He also had resided a short time in both Fulton and Kewanna. A retired grain elevator manager, he had been in that business for over 60 years.
Mr. Carlton was a member of the Grace Methodist church here and of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are one son, Francis D. "Bud" CARLTON, Woodstock, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Isabelle) KEEL, Detroit; Mrs. LVR (Josephine) LOUDERBACK, Rochester, and Mrs. Jeles (Mary) FASTOFF, Long Island City, N.Y., six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary Schneider
Mrs. Mary SCHNEIDER, 85, Hoover, Ind., (Cass county) who was known in Fulton, died Sunday morning at the home of her son, George [SCHNEIDER], in Toledo, O. She had been ill for two weeks.
The body will be returned to the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton where friends may call after noon Tuesday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hoover Methodist church with the Rev. Tom SWANTNER officiating. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
Benjamin C. Mullican
Benjamin C. "Ben" MULLICAN, 74, died Sunday at 2:45 p.m. in the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis, where he had been a patient since Dec. 10. He had been in failing health for the past month, having suffered a heart attack Dec. 17.
Mr. Mullican had been superintendent of Rochester City Park for the past two years. He was known widely throughout Fulton and surrounding counties.
Long active in Democratic party work, Mr. Mullican for four years was an inspector for the Indiana Highway Department, prior to taking the City Park post here. Before that he was a livestock dealer. Also an accomplished tenor vocalist, in his earlier years he was a member of various men's quartets which appeared at political and social meetings throughout northern Indiana.
Born Sept. 8, 1883, on a farm two miles north of Macy, he was the son of Isaac and Catherine DICKMAN MULLICAN. He was married Feb.1, 1906, at Macy to Mary BELT, who died June 5, 1945. The Mullicans moved to Rochester from the Macy community in 1920.
He was a member of the Grace Methodist church and of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mark (Kathleen) LOWE, 3708 Lorrain road, Indianapolis, and Mrs. James Frank (Eileen) BURNETT, 6315 West Jackson street, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Karen, Robert and Michael BURNETT, In Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Ada DARNELL, Clear Lake, Ia., and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Charles [MULLICAN], died March 15, 1957.
Funeral rites will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating, assisted by the local I.O.O.F. lodge. Burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery near Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions might be made in Mr. Mullican's memory toward the City Park equipment fund.
[NOTE: See Wendell C. & John B. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK, "LANE SISTERS."]

Harold L. Kaley
Services for Harold LaVon KALEY, 36, South Bend, a native of Fulton county who moved from Rochester to South Bend three years ago, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Forrest G. Hay funeral home, South Bend. The Rev. E. Richard HALEY of the Epworth Memorial Methodist church at South Bend will officiate.
Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens, where graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. The casket will be opened at that time.
Mr. Kaley died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at the Hines hospital in Chicago after an illness of one and a half years. He was an employee of the Bendix corporation in South Bend.
He was born Sept. 11, 1921, to Mr. and Mrs. John KALEY, who now live in Logansport. On Sept. 18, 1943, he was married in Bowling Green, Ky., to Eileen BRYANT of Rochester, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Carolyn, Marilyn and Helen Jean [KALEY], all at home; the parents; four brothers, Virgil and Philip [KALEY], Logansport; Robert [KALEY], Lake Cicott; and Kenneth, LaPorte, and two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Betty) McQUESTION, Logansport, and Mrs. Eileen HIZER, Indianapolis. One brother preceded him in death.

Laura E. Long
Mrs. Laura E. "Grandma" LONG, 89, a resident of the Akron community her entire life, died at 4 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Ruth M. NYE, Akron. Mrs. Long had been ill for five years.
Born in Miami county July 23, 1868, Mrs. Long was the daughter of Robert and Naomi MILLER CHESTNUT. In 1893 she was married in Miami county to Harvey LONG, who died in 1936.
Mrs. Long was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the W.S.C.S. and Loyal Workers class of that church and the Akron Home Economics club.
Surviving besides the daughter are three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one step-grandchild.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Claude FAWNS. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, December 31, 1957

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