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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1958

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMBAUGH HOUSE

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The News-Sentinel

1958

Thursday, January 2, 1958

Bernice Kesler
Bernice KESLER, 59, 228 West Eighth street, died at 12:45 a.m. today at St. Joseph hospital in South Bend where she had been a patient since Sept. 28. She had been an invalid her entire life.
Miss Kesler was born April 28, 1899 in the Talma community and moved from a farm in Newcsastle township to Rochester in 1942. She was the daughter of Milton and Linnie Bell FISH KESLER and was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lloyd (Lucile) KESLER, Warsaw; a niece, Mary Marjorie McCOY, Warsaw; a nephew, Robert KESLER, Woodland Hills, Cal., and numerous other relatives.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Irwin L. OLSON, pastor of the Mentone Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery in Newcastle township.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

George C. Hood
Funeral services were held this afternoon in Winamac for George Carl HOOD, 65, who died Tuesday at his home near Kewanna. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Star City.
He was born May 6, 1892, in Pulaski county, the son of William and Jane HOOD.
Surviving are the wife, Sarah [HOOD]; two daughters, Mrs. Jean SPOOR, Winamac, and Mrs. Ruth DePOY, Culver; three sons, Kenneth [HOOD], Rochester, and Jay and Cecil [HOOD], both at home; a brother, William [HOOD], Winamac, and three sisters, Mrs. Mollie KEY, Star City, Mrs. Ada RICHARDSON, Winamac, and Mrs. Hazel CORTS, Chicago.

Arthur Hartman
Arthur HARTMAN, 83, died this morning at his home, 530 West Sixth street, where he lived with his son, Russell [HARTMAN].
Mr. Hartman, who was born May 23, 1875, was a brother of Mrs. Estel BEMENDERFER, Rochester; Mrs. Clyde TOWNE, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Dora JONES, Rochester, and Irvin HARTMAN, R.R. 1, Macy.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge.
Mina Huggins
Mrs. Mina HUGGINS, 93, died here at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bessie McKAY, 509 Elizabeth street, from a heart condition after a two-year illness.
Born in Union county, Ind., on June 1, 1864, she was married in 1884 to Alex HUGGINS, who preceded her in death in 1936.
Surviving are the daughter; two sons, Kelsey [HUGGINS], Hanna, Ind., and Clayton [HUGGINS], Bourbon; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and twelve great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Apostolic church at Bourbon with the Rev. A. G. SHERER in charge. Burial will be in the Bourbon I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Biegh funeral home in Bourbon until noon Friday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the services.

Dr. Lyman K. Gould
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian church in Fort Wayne for Dr. Lyman K. GOULD, 68, a native of Rochester, who died in Fort Wayne Tuesday night.
Born and reared in Rochester, the parents were Dr. and Mrs. Charles GOULD. He graduated from Rochester high school in 1911 and held degrees from the University of Chicago and the Universit of Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Gould was the founder of the Gould Diagnostic Clinic in Fort Wayne. He leaves his wife; a son, Dr. Charles GOULD, Boston, and a daughter, Mrs. Walter T. JURGENSEN, Fort Wayne.

Friday, January 3, 1958

Arthur Hartman
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Arthur HARTMAN, 82, who died Thursday morning at the home of his son, Russell [HARTMAN], 530 West Sixth street.
The Rev. FRENCH will officiate and burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Hartman was born May 23, 1875, the son of Benjamin and Ella MOONSHOWER HARTMAN. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Athens E.U.B. church. He was married first in April, 1910, to Meda KINSEY, who preceded him in death. Later he was married to Martha CARTWRIGHT, who died in 1950.
Surviving besides the son, Russell, are three daughters, Mrs. Walter LUDWIG, Plymouth; Mrs. Irene WILLIAMS, Nappanee, and Mrs. Clare CARTWRIGHT, South Bend; two stepsons, Clifford CARTWRIGHT, Niles, Mich., and Jack HARTMAN, South Bend; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Eldora JONES, Rochester; Mrs. Bert MORGAN, Marcellus, Ill.; Mrs. Clyde TOWNE, Rochester, and Mrs. Estel BEMENDERFER, Rochester; four brothers, Vernon [HARTMAN], Grayling, Mich.; Estel [HARTMAN], Tawas, Mich., Clyde [HARTMAN], in California, and Irwin [HARTMAN], Macy.

Grover Stingley
Grover STINGLEY, 69, who lived in Liberty township near Fullton all his life, suffered a heart attack while in his car today and died at 12:45 p.m. at the home of his sister, Mrs. Gertrude MILLS. The body is at the Ditmire funeral home where rites are pending.

Maude Kingery
Mrs. Maude KINGERY, 81, died Thusday at 9:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marie AZBELL, R.R. 1, Peru. Also surviving is another daughter, Mrs. Pauline MUSSELMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester.
Born in Pulaski county Feb. 14, 1876, she was the daughter of George and Caroline COFFMAN FLORY. Her marriage was to William R. KINGERY, who preceded her in death.
Also surviving are two other daughters, two sons, fifteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Rites will be at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with burial in the Mt. Carmel cemetery, Twelve Mile.

Saturday, January 4, 1958

James Perry Graham
James Perry GRAHAM, 84, died at 11:25 p.m. Friday at his home in Fulton after a month's illness. He was born Jan. 23, 1873, near Kewanna, the son of Abel and Eliza Jane LITON GRAHAM. A retired farmer, Mr. Graham had moved to Fulton six years ago from Cass county.
His marriage was on Jan. 13, 1896, to Minnie THRUSH, who survives. He was a member of the Methodist church, Fulton F. & A.M. Lodge 665.
Also surviving are three sons, Frank [GRAHAM], Rochester, Fred [GRAHAM], Akron, and Elmer [GRAHAM], Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma (Walter) ASPY, Kokomo; Mrs. Blanche (Clell) SHUPERT, Grand Rapids, Mich; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren. One son, James [GRAHAM], preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. William KEITH, assisted by Dr. Claude YOUNG, officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery, where Masonic rites also will be conducted. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Earl W. Frye
Earl Wesley FRYE, 73, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Dec. 18. Mr. Frye, who lived at 120 West Third street, had been ill 4 1/2 years, seriously since Thanksgiving Day. Death was due to a heart ailment and dropsy.
Born July 4, 1884, in Richland township, he was the son of David and Emma LEFFELL FRYE. He was married Sept. 10, 1904, to Leela Ann BRYANT, who survives.
A retired Public Service Company employee, Mr. Frye had spent his entire life in the Rochester community. He was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, Lester [FRYE] and Rev. DeVirl [FRYE], both of Battle Creek, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Mary (Dale) BRILES, R.R. 5, Rochester; eight grandchildren, two of whom made their home with the Fryes; one sister, Mrs. Earl BLY, Visalia, Cal, and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elmer Kuhn
Elmer KUHN, 88, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday at his home in Akron after a 13-month illness.
He was born Oct. 15, 1869, in Kosciusko county, but had spent most of his life in the Akron community. He was the son of Michael and Barbara WIDEMAN KUHN. His marriage was in 1910 to Anna PERRY, who survives. Mr. Kuhn, a retired farmer, was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Also surviving are three sons, the Rev. W. Ray [KUHN], Hebron; Willard [KUHN], Burket, and Harvey [KUHN], LaPorte; four daughters, Mrs. Maureen YOUNG, Butler, Ind.; Mrs. Barbara MOYER, R.R. 2, Macy; Mrs. Evelyn KREIG, Etna Green, and Mrs. Peggy KERLIN, Silver Lake; nineteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Dora SHRIEMAN, Macy.
Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Akron Church of God, with the Rev. Floyd HEDGES of Columbia City officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harold CONRAD. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery east of Akron.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until noon Monday and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the church.

James Roe
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Kennedy funeral home in Winamac for James Q. ROE, 75, who died Thursday night at Woodlawn hospital here after a long illness.
He is survived by his wife and nine children, including Mrs. Everett DAVIS, Mrs. Paul WINTERS and Robert, Roland and Jack [ROE], all of Rochester. Others are Mrs. Leo TRIBBET, South Bend; George [ROE], Knox; Francis [ROE], Winamac, and Henry [ROE], Star City. Thirty grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
A resident of Winamac since childhood, Mr. Roe was born Nov. 13, 1882, at Noblesville. He was married Feb. 7, 1911, to Edna BAUGH. For 23 years, he was custodian of the Winamac schools.

Sarah Ann Leininger
Mrs. Sarah Ann LEININGER, 84, died at 9:30 a.m. today at the home of her son, Marion LEININGER, R.R. 2, Akron.
Born in Newcastle township, Dec. 16, 1873, she had spent her entire life in the Bethlehem community. Her husband, William [LEININGER] died in 1941. Her parents were Albert and Mariah SMITH HEIGHWAY.
She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church, northwest of Akron.
Surviving are two sons, Marion, and the Rev. Kenneth LEININGER, New Bethlehem, Pa.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Colfax HEIGHWAY, Rochester.
The Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron is in charge of funeral arrangements, which are incomplete.
Grover Stingley
Rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton for Grover STINGLEY, 69, who died at 12:45 p.m. Friday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Gertie MILLS, three miles east of Fulton.
Mr. Stingley, who had lived with his sister the past four years, suffered a fatal heart attack as he was backing a car out of the garage.
The Rev. Donald ABBEY will be in charge of the services and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the residence until noon Sunday.
Born Nov. 3, 1888, in Liberty township, Mr. Stingley was the son of Jacob and Sadie STINGLEY. He wa a member of the Knights of Pythias and veteran of World War I.
Surviving, besides the sister, are two brothers, Verl [STINGLEY[, R.R. 6, Rochester; Dr. Ray [STINGLEY], Decatur; two nephews and one niece. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Monday, January 6, 1958

Sophia C. Townsend
Mrs. Sophia Catherine TOWNSEND, 70, died at 3 a.m. today at her home a mile north of Akron after an illness of three months. She was a lifelong resident of the Akron community.
The daughter of Moses and Suzana BAHNEY FLOOR, Mrs. Townsend was born April 9, 1887, in Miami county. In 1907, she was married in Rochester to Fred TOWNSEND, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Elsie) McGEE, North Manchester; four grandchildren and two brothers, Jake FLOOR, Disko, and Grover FLOOR, Warsaw.
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. Harold CONRAD. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Leon DePoy
Leon DePOY, R.R. 1, Macy, was burned to death about 1:45 p.m. Saturday when his fuel oil truck plunged over an embankment on U.S. 24, five miles east of Logansport, turned over on its top and burst into flames. DePoy, 29, was the father of two children and his wife is expecting the birth of a third soon.
Dr. M. B. STEWART, Cass county coroner, ordered a public inquest into DePoy's death at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Logansport courthouse. Details of the crash were difficult to piece together, but it is believed that the brakes on DePoy's Miami County Farm Bureau semi failed him as he came down a hill. He is thought to have left the road to escape ramming into a string of cars traveling ahead of him.
His body was burned almost beyond recognition, but Dr. Stewart said he thought that DePoy was unconscious from injuries when the fire broke out in the cab. His body was found to be pinned in the truck's cab so securely that any effort to rescue him from the quickly ignited flames would have been useless.
DePoy was born Jan. 18, 1928, in Star City, the son of Thomas and Mildred SIMS DePOY. He was married Jan. 26, 1952 to Lois EBY.
He is survived by the wife, two children, Phillip Ralph and Sharon Sue [DePOY], both at home; a brother, Thomas [DePOY], North Liberty; two sisters, Mrs. William COWGER, Wheatfield; Mrs. Orville SCHIDLER, Winamac, and a half-brother, Dan BANAMAN, Winamac.

Sarah Ann Leininger
Services for Mrs. Sarah Ann LEININGER, 84, R.R. 2, Akron, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethlehem Baptist church north of Athens. The Rev. Harry SMITH, Goshen, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert fneral home at Akron until 11 a.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
Mrs. Leininger, a lifetime resident of the Bethlehem community, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the home of her son, Marion LEININGER, R.R. 2, Akron.

Reuben J. Scheid
Reuben James SCHEID, 81, longtime co-owner of the former Rochester Canning Company, died at 11:25 p.m. Sunday at his home, 317 West Ninth street, after a 2 1/2 year illness. Death was due to hardening of the arteries.
Born March 27, 1876, in New Hope, O., Mr. Scheid was the son of George and Catherine MUELLER SCHEID. He was married Nov. 5, 1905, at Eaton, O., to Mayme RINEHART, who survives.
Mr. Scheid came to Rochester 30 years ago from Eaton after he had purchased the canning plant. He operated the business with partner Ben VERNON and his own son, Robert [SCHEID], until it was disbanded three years ago. For many years the canning plant was among Rochester's leading industries, giving seasonal employment to scores of persons and distributing its products throughout the nation.
Mr. Scheid was a member of the Grace Methodist church and of the I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 47, Mt. Horeb Encampment and of the Rochester Kiwanis club. He was quite active in Odd Fellow work here, serving as trustee for the lodge and of the I.O.O.F. cemetery here several terms.
Also surviving are the son, Robert, Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. James W. (Marguerite) COPLEN, Rochester; three grandchildren, Susan, James E. and Billy COPLEN; one brother, Edward [SCHEID], Long Beach, Cal.; four sisters, Mrs. Tillie SURFICE, Miss Lenora SCHEID, Mrs. Anna RAY, all of Long Beach, Cal., and Mrs. Emma McWHINNEY, Eaton, O.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating, assisted by the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge No. 47. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The family has requested that flowers be omitted and conributions made to the Mental Health Fund instead.

Tuesday, January 7, 1958

Reuben J. Scheid
Funeral services for Reuben J. SCHEID, well-known Rochester business man who died at 11:25 p.m. Sunday, will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Grace Methodist church instead of at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, as previously announced. The hour of the services also has been changed from 2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Wednesday, January 8, 1958

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Thursday, January 9, 1958

Claude D. Sweares
Claude D. "Boob" SWEARES, 51, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Veterans' hospital in Fort Wayne after a three-month illness. Mr. Sweares, who resided at 114 Jefferson street, had been seriously ill the past two weeks.
He was born Aug. 17, 1906, in Wabash county and had lived in the Rochester community for 17 years. He was an employee of the Edwards Iron Works in South Bend. His marriage was on Oct. 18, 1931, at Wabash, to Trella SHRIDER, who survives.
Mr. Sweares was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Eagles lodge.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pauline REDINGER, Rochester; one son, Kenneth [SWEARES], at home; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Chester SHRIVER, Akron, and Mrs. Roy BAKER, Sidney; three brothers, Grayston [SWEARES], Wabash; Estel [SWEARES], Wabash, and Maynard [SWEARES]. One brother and one sister also preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of the Akron Church of God officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, where the American Legion Post 36 of Rochester will conduct military honors at the grave. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, January 10, 1958

Omer Ross
Rochester's first lamplighter, Omer Tyra ROSS, 87, 200 Jefferson street, who for years made two trips around the city each night first lighting and then extinguishing the kerosene street lamps, is dead.
Mr. Ross, who lived his entire life in Rochester, died of arteriosclerosis at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the same room of the house at 200 Jefferson in which he was born on Oct. 29, 1870. He had been ill since Aug. 13, 1957.
The son of Jonathan W. and Harriet Bell JONES ROSS, Mr. Ross was also employed as a cabinet maker and then worked for many years in Wile's department store here and other local dry goods establishments.
He was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
On Nov. 8, 1893, Mr. Ross was married in Rochester to Addelaide TRUSLOW, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harriett GOERLITZ, at home, and Mrs. Bernice PRESLEY, Taft, Cal.; three sons, Emeroy E. ROSS, Chesterton, the Rev. Leslie J. ROSS, Nashville, Tenn., and Herold T. ROSS, Greencastle.
Also, a foster-daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Bessie) WORSTELL, Portland, Ore.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grace Methodist church with the pastor, Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, January 11, 1958

Jesse L. See
Jesse L. SEE, 129 East Fourth street, died at 3:30 a.m. today in the Miller Nursing home here after an illness of one month. He came to Rochester from Argos 10 years ago after living in Argos for 60 years.
Born in Miami county Aug. 5, 1871, Mr. See was the son of Lewis and Mary CULP SEE. His first marriage was on Aug. 5, 1897 to Lucy BARTHOLOMEW, who died July 9, 1931. He later was married to Mary CROW, who also preceded him in death.
Mr. See was a retired farmer and a member of the Eagles lodge at Plymouth.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leo (Ambra) CLER, Chicago; two sons, George B. and Lloyd [SEE], both of Argos; two granddaughters and three brothers, Alonzo [SEE], Indianapolis, Peter [SEE], Peru, and Plenny (SEE], St. Louis, Mo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Charles F. GOLDEN, at the Denver Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, January 13, 1958

Lola Gray
Mrs. Lola WALLER GRAY, 81, died Saturday evening at the home of her son, Howard GRAY, in Vicksburg, Miss. Mrs. Gray, who resided at 706 Fulton avenue, Rochester, succumbed to a heart attack.
Born Nov. 18, 1876, in Farmer City, Ill., she had resided in this city about nine years. She previously had lived near Fulton for over 40 years, moving there from Benton county.
She was married Dec. 18, 1901, at Fowler, to Ancel Clark GRAY, who died in June, 1957. Her parents were David A. and Amanda OFTEDINGER WALLER.
Mrs. Gray was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the son, Howard, one daughter, Mrs. Fern SCOTT, Detroit; two grandchildren; two great-grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Warren (Martha) SMITH, Rochester; one brother, Emerson WALLER, Fowler. Six brothers and one sister, Mrs. Archibald (Maude) BROWN of Rochester, preceded her in death. Mrs. Ernest D. BONINE of Rochester is a niece of Mrs. Gray.
Rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Fremont WILLMERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Perry E. Jefferies
Perry Edwin JEFFERIES, 77, died at 7 p.m. Sunday at his home 505 East Ninth street, from a heart attack. He had been in ill health three years.
Born Oct. 9, 1880, in Newcastle township, he had lived in this community his entire life except for 26 years from 1909-35 in Montana. He was married July 17, 1909, in Lewiston, Mont., to Blanche CLIFTON, who survives. His parents were Jarvis Wilson and Hannah Elizabeth THOMPSON [JEFFERIES].
Mr. Jefferies was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge and of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Lloyd E. JEFFERIES, Rochester; two grandsons, Edwin and Ernest JEFFERIES; one brother, Ancil I. JEFFERIES, Macy; one sister, Addie M. WALBURN, Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG in charge. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery in Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, January 14, 1958

Lloyd H. Rhoades
The body of Lloyd H. RHOADES, 46, who died in a Veterans hospital in Ashville, N.C., Sunday, was to be taken this morning to the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna, where rites are pending.
Mr. Rhoades was the son of Mr. and Mrs. [Harvey and] Cecil RHOADES, Kewanna, and served in the Navy during World War 2. One sister survives in addition to the parents.

Wednesday, January 15, 1958

Lloyd Rhoades
Final rites for Lloyd RHOADES, 46, formerly of Kewanna, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Paul REYNOLDS officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery with military rites at the grave.
Mr. Rhoades died at 7 a.m. Sunday in the Otween Veterans hospital at Ashville, N.C., after being ill 10 years. He served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet during World War 2. He was a member of the Disabled American Vets, the Eagles Lodge and the VFW at Logansport where he lived before entering the hospital.
Born in Kewanna in October, 1909, Mr. Rhoades was the son of Harvey and Cecil SMITH RHOADES. The parents and one sister, Mrs. Thelma KIDD, Tucson, Ariz., survive.

John W. Walters
John W. WALTERS, 76, R.R. 6, Rochester, a lifetime resident of this community, died at his home at 6:40 a.m. today after an illness of 10 years. He had been seriously ill for three weeks.
A retired farmer for 14 years, Mr. Walters would have become a 50-year member of the local I.O.O.F. lodge later this year.
Mr. Walters was born in Fulton county Aug. 22, 1881, to Joseph and Kathrine SLIFE WALTERS. His first marriage was to Bertha GRAY, who died in 1935. On May 27, 1937, he was married in Rochester to Norine REED, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Annabell) ALBER, Lucerne; two sons, Paul [WALTERS], 513 East Ninth street, and Raymond D. [WALTERS], South Bend; a step-daughter, Mrs. Earl (Janice) HIATT, Evansville.
Also four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bert (Lula) LEEDY, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Charles (Ann) KERR, Bradenton, Fla., and a brother, Charles [WALTERS], R.R.5, Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. F. I. WILLMERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, where lodge rites will be performed. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 16, 1958

[no obits]

Friday, January 17, 1958

Marvin Sickmiller
Marvin SICKMILLER, 66, Argos, died at his home at 12:15 o'clock this afternoon. The Grossman funeral home at Argos is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.

Rose Eva Martin
Final rites for Mrs. Rose Eva MARTIN, 43, Logansport, a native of Fulton county, will be at 1:30 Saturday in the Market Street Methodist church in Logansport. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery at Logansport.
Mrs. Martin died in a Logansport hospital at 11 p.m. Wednesday after an illness of five months. She had lived near Kewanna for about 25 years before moving to Kewanna after her marriage.
Among the survivors are the husband, Douglas [MARTIN]; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles FELDER, Kewanna; a brother, Carl [MARTIN], South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Charles HOTT, Winamac; an aunt, Mrs. George FELDER, Rochester, and a cousin, Mrs. Merle ZELLERS, Rochester.

Infant Hines
Services were conducted in Las Vegas this morning for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael HINES, Jr., formerly of Kewanna. The infant died shortly after birth Wednesday. The paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Michael HINES, Sr., Kewanna.

William W. Norris
Services for William W. NORRIS, 85, former Newcastle township trustee, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Mentone Baptist church. The Rev. Irwin OLSEN will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery southwest of Mentone.
A lifetime resident of Newcastle township, Mrs. Norris died at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three years. He had been seriously ill for four months.
Mr. Norris was born Nov. 8, 1872, to Noah and Elizabeth ANDERSON NORRIS. On Sept. 18, 1896, he was married to Cora TAYLOR, who survives.
A farmer, Mr. Norris was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Omer (Grace) COX and Miss Mary NORRIS, Rochester rural route, and Mrs. Walter (Mildred) MORRIS, Peru; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Russell [NORRIS], Mentone, rural route, and a sister, Mrs. Howard (Viola) BERKHISER, Miami, Fla. Two sons died in infancy.
Friends may call at the Norris residence, six miles southwest of Mentone, until 12 noon Saturday, when the body will be taken to the church.

Saturday, January 18, 1958

Lola Coldwater
Mrs. Lola OVERMYER COLDWATER, R.R. 2, Culver, sister of Roscoe OVERMYER, R.R. 5, Rochester, died in South Bend Memorial hospital at 5 a.m. today after an illness of six months.
The body is at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend where arrangements are pending.

Marvin Sickmiller
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Marvin SICKMILLER, 66, who died at 12:15 p.m. Friday at his home, 310 Southwest street, Argos.
The Rev. E. J. PETERS will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery near Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Sickmiller, who had been ill two weeks, was born April 27, 1891, near Bourbon, the son of Augustus and Adaline HEETER SICKMILLER. He had spent his entire life in the Bourbon and Argos communities. His marriage was on March 25, 1916, at Bourbon to Edna OLER, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Kenneth [SICKMILLER], Fort Wayne; two daughtrs, Mrs. James (Frances) FINNEGAN, San Rafael, Cal.; and Mrs. Glen (Virginia) AMES, Bourbon; five grandchildren and brother, Leo [SICKMILLER], Plymouth.

Francis M. McGee
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster& Good funeral home for Francis Marion McGEE, 78, Athens, who died at 5:52 p.m. Friday. He had been in ill health since 1940.
The Rev. George CRANE of Athens will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. today.
Born Aug. 11, 1879, east of Athens, Mr. McGee was the son of Mose and Rebecca MOORE McGEE. He had resided in the Athens community most of his life.
Mr. McGee had been employed on a section crew of the Erie railroad.
His marriage was on April 6, 1902, to Eva MOORE, who died in 1954.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred MOORE, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Bertha BEAIRD, R.R. 1, Macy; three sons, Clifford [McGEE], R.R. 3, Rochester; Eugene [McGEE], Akron, and Floyd [McGEE], North Manchester; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One daughter, two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.

Millard Rhody
Logansport, Ind. -- A Royal Center man was killed and two other men were seriously injured in a two-car crash Friday evening on U.S. 35 two and a half miles north of here.
Dead is Millard RHODY, 63, injured are John W. KELLY, 38, and Dale DIELS, 29, both of Winamac. Police said cars driven by Kelly and Rhodey both swerved in the same direction to avoid a headon collision.
State troopers said Rhody was on the wrong side of the road at the time Kelly swung around another car and back into his own lane.

Monday, January 20, 1958

Harold A. Marshall
Last rites were conducted this morning at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Harold A. MARSHALL, 51, who died of a heart ailment Saturday morning at his home near Kewanna.
Burial was in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport.
Mr. Marshall was born Nov. 8, 1906, in Logansport, the son of Oliver A. and Lottie RHODES MARSHALL. He was married June 24, 1929, to Thelma HAMON. He was a member of the Main street Methodist church in Logansport.
Surviving are the wife; the mother, Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Garnet WAITS, Kokomo; Miss Florence MARSHALL, Flora, and Mrs. Opal BAKER, Los Angeles.

Mrs. Hugh Williams
Mrs. Hugh WILLIAMS, Lorton, Va., sister of Earl and Carl QUICK, both of Rochester, died this morning in Lorton after an illness of three years.
Among the other survivors are the husband, four children, two grandchildren and a sister.
Services will be in Lorton, Wednesday.

Lulu Coldwater
Funeral rites were held in South Bend today for Mrs. Lulu W. COLDWATER, 64, Culver, who died in South Bend's Memorial hospital early Saturday after several months' illness.
She was born in Culver Sept. 25, 1893 to Andrew H. COLDWATER, who survives.
Also surviving are two children, Mrs. Russell LOUK and Allen MORRIS, both of South Bend; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Millard KANTZ, South Bend; a half-sister, Mrs. Nanza WAGONER, Rochester; five brothers, Roy and Clifford OVERMYER, both of Argos; Edward OVERMYER, Bourbon, Roscoe OVERMYER, Tiosa, and Cecil OVERMYER, Edwardsburg, Mich.
Burial was in the Riverview cemetery, South Bend.

Peter Gordon
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton for Peter GORDON, two-day-old son of Rev. Robert and Rose Ann DAUGHERTY GORDON, of Leiters Ford. The infant died at 9 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital.
Burial was in the Fulton cemetery.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Ruth [GORDON], and a brother, Robert [GORDON], both at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. GORDON, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. William DAUGHERTY, Rensselaer, and the great-grandmother, Mrs. Rose TYLER, Rensselaer.

Tuesday, January 21, 1958

Prof. Harry M. Doyle
Prof. Harry M. DOYLE, 61, prominent public speaker, died suddenly Sunday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Owen DOYLE of near Monterey.
He spent his boyhood in the Monterey community and taught school in Starke county before going East. He had held professorships at Harvard, Boston college and Portia law school and was a graduate of Notre Dame and Harvard.
Rites were held in Monterey today and burial was in the St. Ann's cemetery there.

Jessie Woolington
Mrs. Jessie May WOOLINGTON, 89, died at 2 a.m. today at the McFarland nursing home, 816 Jefferson street, where she had resided for the past 10 years.
Mrs. Woolington, an invalid for many years, was born in Mercer county, Pa., on Sept. 8, 1868, the daughter of James and Martha GILLESPIE. She moved to this community with her parents when but a small child.
Her first marriage was in 1887 to William H. BECHTOL, who died in 1926. Nine children from this marriage, all prceded her in death. Her second marriage was in 1928 to George WOOLINGTON, who died in 1940.
She was a member of the Plymouth E.U.B. church.
Surviving are five grandchildren, Mrs. Charles (Freda) GREEN, Talma; Mrs. Phillip (Blanche) HARTUNG, Plymouth; Mrs. Paul (Miriam) GRILE, North Webster; Milo YEAZEL, Columbia City, and Mrs. Ralph (Juanita) REESE, Albion; three stepchildren, Lloyd WOOLINGTON, Kewanna, Mrs. Herbert (Goldie) HAMMOND, Kewanna, and Mrs. Ruth HAUSER, Winamac. Many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. George M. CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, January 22, 1958

Elmer Alexander
Elmer "Alex" ALEXANDER, 82, retired Liberty township farmer died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital here following a four-day illness.
Born Nov. 25 , 1875, in Liberty township, he was the son of William and Sarah ARVIN CLEVENGER. He was married March 12, 1902, to Ocia LOWE, who survives.
Mr. Clevenger was a 50-year member of the Rochester K. of P. lodge.
Also surviving are one son, Harold [ALEXANDER], Crown Point; a grandson, Phillip [ALEXANDER]; and a granddaughter, Sandra Kay [ALEXANDER].
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Donald ABBEY officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 23, 1958

Ray Knauff
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru for Ray KNAUFF, 62, lifetime resident of Miami county, who died, Wednesday morning, at Woodlawn hospital here. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Knauff was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.
Surviving ar the wife; one son, Lowell [KNAUFF], Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Verl SOWERS, Macy, and Mrs. James TURNER, Roann; two brothers, Charles and Harry [KNAUFF], both of macy, and three grandchildren.

Daisy P. Dubuque
Mrs. Daisy P. DUBUQUE, 68, who lived four miles northeast of Fulton, died at her home at 6:30 a.m. after an illness of one year.
A member of the Fulton Baptist church, Mrs. Dubuque had lived in the Fulton community for 27 years after moving from Kokomo. She was born Aug. 29, 1889, in Huntington county to William and Mary HART LEE. On April 19, 1908, she was maried in Marion to William G. DUBUQUE, who died July 23, 1944.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Florence SCOTT, Kokomo, and Mrs. Charles (Mildred) GREEN, R.R. 1, Rochester; a son, Vernon [DUBUQUE], Indianapolis; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Theodore KIERSTEAD, Marion.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in 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 3 p.m. Friday.

Friday, January 24, 1958

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Saturday, January 25, 1958

Evylena Pickerl
Evylena "Eva" PICKERL, 87, died at 3 a.m. today in the Landis nursing home at Argos after a year's illness. Death was due to a heart ailment.
Mrs. Pickerl, who resided at 107 South street in Argos, was born Dec. 24, 1870, in Argos and had spent her entire life there. She was married Dec. 24, 1890, in Argos, to Francis M. PICKERL, who died Aug. 23, 1927. Her parents were Isaiah and Sarah BECKNER HESS.
She was a member of the Argos Methodist church and Order of Eastern Star. She was assistant postmaster to her husband for eight years in the early years of the century and served as clerk at Turner's market in Argos for 22 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Park (LiDella) GARN, Cincinnati, O., and Miss Beatrice PICKERL, Argos; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lura ROUCH, Plymouth, and Mrs. Dosu DOSEFF, Chicago. Three children preceded her in death.
Rites will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. J. Edward BOASE and the Rev. E. J. PETERS officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.

Monday, January 27, 1958

George Davis
George DAVIS, 83, who lived two and a half miles east of Leiters Ford for the last six years, died at Woodlawn hospital Sunday morning of a heart ailment. He had been ill three weeks.
Surviving are his wife, Avis [DAVIS], at home; three stepchildren, Mrs. Chan BYERS, Mishawaka; Lee and Elmer BYBEE, South Bend; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two sisters-in-law.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Earl Bidelman
Earl BIDELMAN, 71, whose home was in Sevastapol, three miles south of Mentone, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday at his home after an illness of four years. He had been seriously ill for three weeks.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Johns funeral home in Mentone. The Rev. O. E. McSHERRY of the Burket E.U.B. church will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
An employee of Armour's Creameries plant here, Mr. Bidelman had spent his entire life near Mentone.
He was born March 14, 1886 in Sevastapol to Charles and Mary VANDERMARK BIDELMAN.
His first marriage was to Damie LACKEY, who died in 1928. Later he was married to Bess HAMILTON of South Bend.
Surviving are the widow; three sons, Gerald BIDELMAN, Indianapolis, Don BIDELMAN, Mishawaka, and Ernest HAMILTON, South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) HEIGHWAY, Akron rural route; a brother, John [BIDELMAN], Claypool; a sister, Mrs. Floyd (Fern) RICKEL, Mentone, and ten grandchildren.

Brenda Jo Anne Jameson
Brenda Jo Anne JAMESON, 11-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude JAMESON, Jr., Talma, died at 9 a.m. today at her parents' home. Death, which came suddenly, was due to coronary embolism.
Born Feb. 18, 1957, the baby's mother is the former Harriett Ann FULTZ. Surviving, besides the parents, are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude JAMESON, Sr., R.R. 5, Rochester; the matrnal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy FULTZ, Rochester, and three aunts.
Funeral rites will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Claypool cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 28, 1958

Mary Spurgeon
Mrs. Mary SPURGEON, 57, Peru, who had several relatives living in Fulton county, was found dead in her home Monday. She had died Saturday afternoon of a cerebral hemhorrage after being ill for several years.
Mrs. Spurgeon was born in Richmond, and had lived in Miami county for 45 years. She moved to Peru from Denver, Ind.
Services will be at 2 p.m.Wednesday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru. The Rev. Avery W. MILEY will officiate and burial will be in the Santa Fe cemetery seven miles south of Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Robert Owens
Robert OWENS, who with his guide dog Apache was a familiar figure in Rochester and Fulton county, died in Columbus, O., Monday, it was learned this afternoon. The body will be returned to the Foster & Good funeral home here, where arranements are pending.

Wednesday, January 29, 1958

Robert F. Owens
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Robert Foster OWENS, 70, who died Tuesday morning in Columbus, O., from a heart attack.
The Rev. Donald DECKER of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery. The American Legion Post of Rochester will conduct military rites at the grave. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Owens, who had been blind for the past decade, was found dead in his room at the Columbus YMCA, where he had resided since accepting a position with the National Pilot Guide Dog Foundation in that city last September. His body was found in a chair beside an opened window. Friends said he had been bothered by a heart condition the past two months.
A familiar sight to many Rochester residents the past three years was Owens and his guide dog, Apache. Devoted to the animal and it to him, Owens had led the dog to national titles three times in the Guilde Dog Foundation's obstacle championships. Long interested in the work of the Foundation, he left his Lake Manitou home last fall to work for the organization as a trainer of dogs for the blind.
He was born July 9, 1887, in the Mt. Zion community, the son of Robert C. and Fanny GIFFORD OWENS. He spent four years in the Navy prior to World War I, then enlisted in the Army and served 19 yers inclyuding action in World War I.
Mr. Owens was a member of the American Legion and VFW of Rochester and the Rochester Lions club.
Surviving are a brother, Harry OWENS, Macy, and several nieces and nephews. His parents and four sisters preceded him in death.

Thursday, January 30, 1958

Chloe Williamson
Mrs. Chloe WILLIAMSON, 71, a native of Fulton county, died Wednesday evening at a hospital in Casper, Wyo, where she resided. Death came after a long illness.
Born April 10, 1886, she was the daughter of John and Emma LEAVELL. She was married Dec. 17, 1904, to Asker WILLIAMSON, who died in 1954.
Sueviving are four sons in Casper; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, and a brother. Rites will be in Casper.

Friday, January 31, 1958

Ralph D. McFarland
Ralph Dennison McFARLAND, 65, owner of the McFarland nursing home at 816 Jefferson street, died suddenly at the nursing home at 7:30 a.m. today.
The body is at the Foster & Good funeral home, where rites are pending.
A resident of Rochester for the last 12 years, Mr. McFarland was an employee of the Carlson taxi service here at the time of his death. He had operated a dry cleaning route for 10 years before becoming a taxi driver. He moved to Rochester from Argos.
Mr. McFarland was born April 4, 1892 in Limestone county, Alabama to Michael D. and Lillie McCOLLOUGH McFARLAND. On April 4, 1925 he was married in Inwood, Ind. to Effie HITE, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virginia SMITH, Elkhart; three sons, Arden [McFARLAND], Plymouth, and Eugene and Lowell [McFARLAND], Rochester; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Irene Hunneshagen
Mrs. Irene HUNNESHAGEN, 46, whose husband, Chester [HUNNESHAGEN], is a former Kewanna resident, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in a Charleston, W. Va. hospital. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward NEWDAUR, Hammond.
Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Jeanne [HUNNESHAGEN], student at Purdue; two sons, Dean and Roy [HUNNESHAGEN], at home in Charleston, and a brother and sister.
Graveside rites will be at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery Sunday at 2 p.m.

Saturday, February 1, 1958

Ralph D. McFarland
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home here for Ralph D. McFARLAND, 65, who died at 7:20 a.m. Friday at he McFarland Nursing home, which he owned.
The Rev. Mary LYTLE will officiate at the rites, assisted by Mrs. WHISTLER. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Friends may call at the residence, 816 Jefferson street, until noon Monday, when the body will be returned to the funeral home.

Monday, February 3, 1958

Anna Vedder
Mrs. Anna VEDDER, 81, South Bend, a native of Germany who lived near Fulton for 56 years, died in Memorial hospital at South Bend at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. She was ill two days.
Mrs. Vedder was born Nov. 3, 1876, and came to Fulton county when she was eight years old. In 1901 she was married in Logansport to Gustave VEDDER and they lived near Fulton until his death in 1940.
Mrs. Vedder then moved to South Bend to live with her daughter, Mrs. John ROGERS.
Surviving besides Mrs. ROGERS, are four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Miss Hilda SCHOENRADT, Mentone, and a brother, John SCHOENRADT, Lafayette.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. D. O. KRUEGER of St. John's Lutheran church in Rochesteer will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Oscar H. Heeter
Oscar H. HEETER, 90, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of 10 days.
A farmer and resident of Fulton county all his life, he was born Jan. 28, 1868, in Fulton county to Harrison and Melissa BRYANT HEETER.
On April 16, 1902, he was married in Talma to Clara E. THOMPSON, who died in October, 1955.
Surviving are two sons, Lloyd [HEETER], Culver, and Loren [HEETER], Phoenix, Ariz.; one grandchild; a niece, Mrs. Chester (Ruth) UTTER, Akron; and a foster daughter, Grace GALLENTINE, Indianapolis.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery, five miles north of Akron.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles W. Chalk
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton for Charles W. CHALK, 83, retired Liberty township farmer, who died at 10:50 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill two months.
Mr. Chalk, resident of Liberty township 60 years, lived three miles west of Fulton. He was the son of George and Marietta WILCOX CHALK and was born in Miami county Sept. 12, 1874.
Surviving are two sisters, Libby [CHALK], at home and Mrs. Myrtle E. TATMAN, Royal Center; one brother, Wheeler [CHALK], Michigan City, and several nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Howard F. Mathews
Howard Franklin MATHEWS, 54, R.R. 5, Rochester, died in Woodlawn hospital at 8:45 p.m. Sunday after an illness of one year. He was a native of Fulton county and lived most of his life in the Talma community.
Mr. Mathews had been employed for 11 years by the Elcar Coach company of Bourbon and was a farmer for several years.
He was born April 17, 1903, to Stephen and Julia Ann FREECE MATHEWS. In May, 1936, he married to Elnora FRANK, who survives.
He was a member of the local Eagles lodge and of the Talma Christian church.
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Albert (Florence) REDDINGER, Rochester, and four brothers, Gail, Roy and Harley [MATHEWS], Rochester, and Oliver [MATHEWS], Clatskaine, Ore.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Wylie FULTON of the Talma Christian church will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter semetery near Talma.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Tuesday, February 4, 1958

Dwight M. Kime
Dwight M. KLINE, 65, died at 8:15 a.m. today at his home, 2 1/2 miles southeast of Twelve Mile. He had been ill one week and death was caused by a heart condition.
He was born Dec. 23, 1892, in Adams township, Cass county, the son of Edward and Mary Etta McCOWN KIME. He was married first to Elizabeth AULT, who preceded him in death in 1931. His second marriage was to Pearl Elsie BLACKETOR on Feb. 5, 1936, in Wadestown,W. Va.
Mr. Kime was a member of the Twelve Mile Masonic lodge.
Surviving are the wife; one son, John Edward [KIME], at home; one brother, Claude [KIME], R.R. 1, Denver; one niece, Marjorie KIME, Denver. A sister preceded him in death.
Rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Mexico Methodist church with the Rev. Howard CRESS, assisted by the Rev. Harley FISHER and the Rev. August LUNDQUIST, officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after noon Wednesday, when the body will be taken there from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Wednesday, February 5, 1958

Margaret Eversole
Mrs. Margaret BRAYTON EVERSOLE, who was 101 years and six months old, died this morning in Findlay, O. She was the mother of Mrs. Nellie M. STULLEN, 229 West Seventh street, and the grandmother of Garnet STULLEN of the same address.

Thomas M. Stitt, Jr.
A Rochester man's son was killed instantly and the son's cousin was injured when their car went out of control on Dead Man's Curve six miles north of Peru on U.S. 31.
Killed in the accident Tuesday morning was Thomas Milton STITT, Jr., 28, R.R. 1, Pittsboro, Ind., son of Thomas M. STITT, Rochester.
Stitt's cousin, Staff Sgt. David STITT, 29, Kokomo, received fractures of the left hip and ribs and lacerations on the nose and forehead. He was treated at Dukes hospital in Peru and then transferred to Fort Benjamin Harrison.
The southbound car failed to make the curve and it skidded 450 feet, rolled over and landed on its left side. The 1955 two-door hardtop was demolished.
Among Stitt's survivors are a wife and two children and a sister, Mrs. Jacqueline SHELTON, Rochester.

Thursday, February 6, 1958

Melvin O. Ingram
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna for Melvin O. INGRAM, 65, who died Wednesday at his home in Kewanna.
Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Harrison funeral home.
Born June 5, 1892, near Lucerne, Mr. Ingram was the son of Lewis and Tobiatha PAYNE INGRAM. He was married on Oct. 11, 1925, to Dola GARMAN, who survives.
He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Masonic lodges and of the American Legion.
Also surviving are two sons, Joe [INGRAM], at home, and Robert [INGRAM], Mishawaka; one daughter, Linda [INGRAM], at home; one brother, Lee [INGRAM], Kewanna, and one sister, Mrs. Belle BEATTIE, Grass Creek.

Friday, February 7, 1958

Rev. Levi Hill
Funeral services were held this afternoon in the South Pleasant church, south of Silver Lake, for the Rev. Levi HILL, 74, retired Silver Lake minister who was found dead in his home Wednesday morning.
The Rev. Hill had suffered two strokes recently but his condition was improving and the death came as a shock to the family.
He retired five years ago as minister of the Silver Lake Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife and four sons, Forrest and Max [HILL], both of North Manchester; Guy [HILL], Rochester, and Donald [HILL], Garden Grove, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. Mary SICKS, Mishawaka; Mrs. Lucille STEWARD and Mrs. Fay REED, both of North Manchester; one brother, Otho [HILL], North Manchester; one sister, Mrs. Ella GRESSO, North Manchester; eighteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Saturday, February 8, 1958

Thomas Jay Bartlett
Thomas Jay BARTLETT, 14-month-old son of Glen and Donna ALSPACH BARTLETT, Macy, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday in the Dukes hospital at Peru. He had been admitted to the hospital an hour earlier.
Born Dec. 19, 1956, the boys is survived by his parents; one brother, Tony Ray [BARTLETT]; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice BARTLETT, Macy, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodie ALSPACH, Akron.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Macy Methodist church. The Rev. I. T. ROGERS will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Jack PAVEY. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Sunday and until noon Monday and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Monday.

Monday, February 10, 1958

Floyd E. Herrell
Final rites for Floyd E. HERRELL, 57, Grand Marsh, Wis., a former resident of the Burton community, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Forrest RICHEY will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Herrell, who lived at Burton for 23 years before moving to Grand Marsh, died at his home at 5 a.m. Sunday after an illness of four months.
He was born April 21, 1890, in Miami county to William and Mary JUSTUN HERRELL. In Nov., 1911, he was married in Kokomo to Pearl BAKER.
A farmer, Mr. [Herrell] was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are the widow, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Ruby) ALLEN, Kokomo; Mrs. Donald (Gladys) JOHNSON, Peru; and Mrs. Gerald (Mary Lou) SMITH, Lowell; three sons, Ralph and Joe [HERRELL], Kokomo; and Vern [HERRELL], Grand Marsh; fifteen grandchildren; three brothers, Lloyd [HERRELL], Rochester; Merl [HERRELL], Miami, Ind.; and Marvin [HERRELL], Galveston; and several nieces and nephews.

Lalah D. Frain
Funeral services for Mrs. Lalah D. FRAIN, 63, Bradenton, Fla., a former resident, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton from Tuesday morning until 9 a.m. Wednesday. The body then will be taken to the Foster & Good funeral home where friends may call.
Mrs. Frain was born July 3, 1894 in Fulton to George W. and Amanda MARTIN COOK. She was married on July 9, 1911 to Howard E. FRAIN, who died Oct. 21, 1929. Mrs. Frain lived in Fulton until about 30 years ago, when she moved to South Bend.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bertha ABBOTT and Mrs. Rose EYTCHESON, South Bend, and two brothers, Lee COOK, Bradenton, and Ray COOK, Detroit. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Arthur Stewart
Arthur STEWART, 79, Rensselaer, who lived in the Bruce Lake area for several years, died Sunday morning at the Jasper county hospital in Rensselaer.
Mr. Stewart left the Bruce Lake community about 18 years ago.

Carl Neunfeldt
Carl [NEUNFELDT], 60, died Saturday night at his home in Gary, presumably of a heart attack. He was alone at the time of his passing. He was the husband of the former Nina [HOLEMAN], ex-loacl resident. Mr. Neunfeldt was employed in the steel mills at Gary and had been in good health. Both he and Mrs. Neunfeldt were members of the First Baptist church of Rochester. The Holeman family was prominent here 50 years ago.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jean BECHTOL and a granddaughter, Rebecca.
Funeral services will be held at Gary Tuesday. The body will be brought here Wednesday for burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, with graveyard services scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Debra Sue Hines
Debra Sue HINES, six-weeks-old daughter of Jack and Beverly MORRIS HINES, died Saturday at 3:15 a.m. in Riley hospital, Indianapolis, where she was admitted Thursday.
Surviving are the parents, 500 East Melbourne street, Loansport; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HINES, R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Mrs. and Mrs. Wayne RUNKLE, Monticello.
Rites were held this afternoon and burial was in the Thompson cemetery east of Royal Center.

Dora Glenn Hoffman
Mrs. Dora Glenn HOFFMAN, 56, Huntington, daughter of Mrs. Henry FERNBAUGH, Akron, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the Huntington county hospital at Huntington after beng ill of a heart ailment for two weeks.
Born Jan. 4, 1902 in Miami county, Mrs. Hoffman moved to Huntington from Akron 34 years ago. She was the daughter of Henry and Nora MERLEY FERNBAUGH.
On June 12, 1920, she was married in Kewanna to Dewey HOFFMAN, who died April 27, 1956. She was a member of the Cronation club.
Surviving besides the mother are two sons, Dewey D. HOFFMAN, Jr. and Harold HOFFMAN, Huntington, and two grandchildren. A son died in infancy.
Services will be at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Robbins funeral home at Huntington with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, Akron, officiating. Burial will be in the Pilgrims Rest cemetery at Huntington. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Rollin Pontius
Rollin PONTIUS, 77, longtime Rochester resident, died Sunday evening at 6:55 o'clock at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis from injuries sustained in a three-car accident at the edge of Indianapolis Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Mr. Pontius, who resided at 428 West Fourth street, sustained a crushed chest and other injuries in the crash at the intersection of U.S. 421 and 42nd street. The Marion county sheriff's office said that the Pontius car struck the rear of an auto driven by Mrs. Ola BROWNFIELD, 49, Grand Ridge, Ill. Her car was shoved into the rear of an auto operated by Boyd MILLER, 56, 515 West 44th street. The Brownfield auto had slowed suddenly ahead of Pontius because the Miller car was halted to make a left turn. Neither Miller nor Mrs. Brownfield were injured.
Mr. Pontius was alone in his auto, having made the trip from Rochester to Indianapolis to transact some business and to visit his daughter and son.
He had been retired for several years, but prior to that had been a partner in the contracting firm of McCall and Pontius here for over 20 years.
Born in Miami county, Aug. 29, 1880, he was the youngest of the six children of Jefferson and Margaret SELL PONTIUS. He was married Feb. 16, 1907, to Nona BECK, who survives. They had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last February.
Mr. Pontius was an active member and leader in the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge No. 47, for 49 years and of the Mt. Horeb Encampment No. 24 of Rochester. He had served as treasurer of the lodge for the past 25 years. He also was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are one son, Donald B. PONTIUS, and a daughter, Pauline PONTIUS, both of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Romanda ANDREWS, Glendale, Cal.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Fremont WILLMERT officiating, assisted by the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge No. 47. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, February 11, 1958

Fred O. Batz
Fred O. BATZ, 79, R.R. 3, Rochester, a lifetime resident of the Richland township area, died at his home at 4 a.m. today after an illness of three weeks.
Born in Fulton county on Nov. 3, 1878, he was the son of Isaac and Eliza KESLER BATZ. On March 26, 1898, he ws married in Fulton county to Cora E. THOMPSON, who died in 1933. He was a farmer by occupation.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lorene HUNTER, Edwardsburg, Mich.; three sons, Floyd [BATZ], Monticello; Robert [BATZ], South Bend, and Charles [BATZ], Edwardsburg,; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A daugter preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grandview church in Richland township. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery in Newcastle township.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Charles C. Berger
Charles C. BERGER, 62, well-known Rochester businessman who lived at 130 West Ninth street, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one year.
A resident here since 1932, Mr. Berger operated an auto parts store on the south side of the courthouse square for many years and at the time of his death was co-owner of the Island Park Bargain Center on U.S. 31, north of the city. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Berger was a member of the local posts of the American Legion and the V.F.W.
He was born Sept. 27, 1895, in St. Louis, Mo., to Ignatz and Bertha WENTZLIZ BERGER. He was married in Greenfield, Ind., June 12, 1931, to Lena ELLIOTT. Surviviving besides the widow, at home, is a daughter, Miss Mary Lou BERGER, Indianapolis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD of the First Christian church will officiate, assisted by the American Legion and VFW. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Alice Stough
Mrs. Alice ARMSTRONG STOUGH, 74, died Monday at the Rochester Nursing Home where she had resided for several years. She was a resident of Lagrange.
Born April 4, 1883, she was the daughter of Milton and Elmyra BINGHAM. Her husband, A. L. STOUGH, presently is hospitalized in Bonneville, Alberta, Canada.
Surviving, besides the husband, are five children, including the Rev. Robert C. ARMSTRONG, former pastor of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Rites will be Thursday at the Carney funeral home in Lagrange with burial in the Osborn cemetery there. The body was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here to the Carney funeraly home in Lagrange where friends may call.

Wednesday, February 12, 1958

James Dickey Meredith
James Dickey MEREDITH, infant son of Vernon and Marcella DICKEY MEREDITH, Akron, died at 3:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, 2 1/2 hours after birth.
Also surviving are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry MEREDITH, Mentone; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer DICKEY, R.R. 2, Akron and the great-grandmother, Mrs. Frank DICKEY, R.R. 2, Akron.
Graveside rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Mentone cemetery.

Thursday, February 13, 1958

Clyde E. Taylor
Clyde E. TAYLOR, 75, former Rochester resident, died in Parkview hospital at Plymouth Wednesday night from a heart seizure. A resident of Bourbon, he had been ill only a short time.
Born in Marshall county Feb. 25, 1882, he left Rochester about 40 years ago. While here he was employed in the Robbins and Fultz cafe, located where the Courthouse view cafe is now. His parents were William and Delilah DUMBAULD TAYLOR.
His marriage was to Peart SWOVERLAND of Bourbon Jan. 13, 1908. She survives. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Golda POLEN, Kewanna, and Mrs. Edna BURNS, North Manchester; one daughter, Mrs. Edna ELLIS, Norfolk, Va., and two grandchildren. A brother, Dr. Harley W. TAYLOR of Rochester preceded him in death. Rites are incomplete.

Harrison Crabill, Sr.
Harrison CRABILL, Sr., died at 10:43 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill the past year, seriously for the last five weeks.
Mr. Crabill, who resided at 520 Indiana avenue, was born May 16, 1867, in Whitley county, the son of Harrison F. and Catherine FAIR CRABILL. He was married Dec. 31, 1888, in Whitley county to Nettie DULL, who died Aug. 20, 1953. He came to Rochester in 1917 from Bruce Lake [Station], where he operated a general store.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Roy (Mabel) JONES, Lafayette; Mrs. Harold (Mildred) NUTT, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Frank (Marie) SUMMERS, Rochester; Mrs. Henry (Bessie) GOOD; Rochester; one son, Judd [CRABILL], Okeechobee, Fla.; nineteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; four brothers, Lester [CRABILL], Rochester; Charles M. DULL, Monticello; Lemuel [CRABILL], Indianapolis; and Cassius [CRABILL], West Palm Beach, Fla.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, February 14, 1958

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Saturday, February 15, 1958

Bert A. Young
Bert A. YOUNG, 78, Disko, trustee of Pleasant township, Wabash county from 1935 to 1943, died suddenly at 5 a.m. today in the home at Disko in which he was born.
A retired stone mason, Mr. Young was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Gleaners lodge at Akron.
Mr. Young was born May 30, 1879 to George and Nancy SMITH YOUNG. On Dec. 19, 1900, he was married to Ida FARLEY, who died several years ago.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jesse (Doris) LYNCH, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; two sons, Ralph and Robert [YOUNG], both of Elkhart, and a brother, L. A. YOUNG, North Manchester. A son and a daughter preceded him in death.
The Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements which are pending.

Monday, February 17, 1958

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Tuesday, February 18, 1958

Joseph Bowen
Joseph BOWEN, 79, R.R. 1, Akron, died at Woodlawn hospital at 10:45 o'clock this morning, after an illness of two weeks.
Among the survivors are the widow and a daughter, Bernice BOWEN, at home; a son, Willis [BOWEN], Akron, and a daughter, Mrs. Pauline HENRY, Michigan City.
Friends may call after noon Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, where final rites are pending.

Wednesday, February 19, 1958

Elmer Edwin Taylor
Elmer Edwin TAYLOR, 73, died at 10:15 a.m. today while being taken from his home at 1527 Audubon avenue to Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health the past six months, in serious condition for two days.
Born Feb. 14, 1885, in Utility county, Ore., he had resided in this vicinity the past 25 years, coming here from South Bend. His parents were James and Sarah DONALDSON TAYLOR.
Surviving are two brothers, Arthur [TAYLOR], Granger, Ind., and George [TAYLOR], Boise, Ida., and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of funeral arrangements, which are incomplete.

Joseph Bowen
Final rites for Joseph BOWEN, 79, R.R. 1, Akron, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and the Rev. Maurice KESSLER will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 1 p.m. Thursday, when the body will be removed to the church to lie in state.
A retired farmer who had lived all his life in the Akron community, Mr. Bowen died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital after a serious illness of one week.
He was born in Henry township Sept. 15, 1878, to John and Jane HARTMAN BOWEN. On Jan. 19, 1901, he was married near Akron to Grace ALSPAUGH, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Bernice BOWEN, at home, and Mrs. Pauline HENRY, Michigan City; a son, Willis [BOWEN], Akron; five brothers, Nelson [BOWEN], Akron; Clem [BOWEN], Plymouth; Sam [BOWEN], Rochester; Ray [BOWEN], Argos; and Vern [BOWEN], Leiters Ford; five sisters, Mrs. Elva MECHLING, Argos; Mrs. Sarah WELLER, Waterman, Ill.; Mrs. Martha KINDIG, North Liberty; Mrs. Rose HATCH, Macy, and Mrs. Alice NORRIS, Rochester.
Also, four granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. Two sisters died in infancy and two other brothers preceded him in death.

Thursday, February 20, 1958

John H. Denny
Final rites for John Hiram DENNY, 84, Delong, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Easterday funeral home in Culver. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
A Delong area resident for 22 years, Mr. Denny died at 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis after several weeks' illness.
He was born n Carroll county May 7, 1875, to Ransom and Henrietta SMITH DENNY. His wife, Nellie WENTZEL, preceded him in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bessie FELTIS, Royal Center; two sons, Jordon [DENNY], East Gary, and Lester [DENNY], Hobart; a brother, Joseph [DENNY], Delong; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Alvah McCarter
Alvah McCARTER, 71, a lifetime resident of the Macy community, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three days.
Born April 2, 1886, in Fulton county, Mr. McCarter was the son of Edgar L. and Mary QUICK McCARTER. He was a carpenter by trade.
On Oct. 25, 1915, he was married in Richmond, to Doris F. PALMER, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Warren G. [McCARTER], Mishawaka, and Charles W. [McCARTER], Nashville, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) Van DALSEN, and Mrs. Wilden (Ellen Rose) BARTLETT, Macy; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Daisy WASHINGTON, Macy, and a brother, Harry [McCARTER], Fulton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Macy church. The Rev. I. T. ROGERS will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Jack PAVEY. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton to the residence, where friends may call after noon Friday.

Emma Romig
Mrs. Emma ROMIG, 80, Argos, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth of a heart ailment. She had been ill only a few days.
Born in Fulton county near Richland Center on May 18, 1877, Mrs. Romig had lived most of her life in Marshall county. She was the daughter of William and Ellen McCLURE.
She was a school teacher for many years in Marshall county and had lived for some time on a farm southwest of Argos.
On Dec. 17, 1903, she was married in Argos to Jonas ROMIG, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Harold Dan [ROMIG], New Orleans, and Carl [ROMIG], Argos; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, the Rev. Elmer JONES, East Chicago, Ind., and Arley JONES, Argos; and two sisters, Mrs. Mattie ROBINSON, Elkhart, and Mrs. Della SHOCK, Argos. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Mary Ann Harreld
Mrs. Mary Ann HARRELD, 42, died suddenly Wednesday of a heart attack at her home in Marion. Her husband, Harry [HARRELD], was a ticket agent for the Cole Brothers Circus while it winter-quartered in Rochester during the '30s and the Harrelds resided here several years.
Born June 26, 1915, in Marion, Mrs. Harreld was a member of the Methodist church and the Order of Eastern Star at Marion.
Surviving are the husband and her mother. Rites will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Diggs funeral home at Marion with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in that city.

Friday, February 21, 1958

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Saturday, February 22, 1958

Ross E. Baldwin
Ross E. BALDWIN, 68, died at 8:30 a.m. today in his home, six miles southeast of Fulton, after an illness of three years.
Born Nov. 25, 1889 near Deedsville, he had lived in the Fulton community for 45 years and was a farmer by occupation. He was the son of James and Mary LESSEL BALDWIN.
On Nov. 19, 1910, Mr. Baldwin was married to Carrie FRIEND, who survives.
Also surviving ar three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Carol) BLACK, Sweetser, Ind., Mrs. James (Marilyn) BLACKETOR, West Covina, Cal., and Mrs. Gordon (Catherine) BEATTIE, Fulton; two sons, Wayne [BALDWIN], Indianapolis, and Ronald [BALDWIN], Baltimore, Md.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie KISER, Peru, and Mrs. Clara HUNT, Amboy, Ind., and a brother Vern [BALDWIN[, Indianapolis. A son preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home, where rites are pending.

Monday, February 24, 1958

Ross E. Baldwin
Services for Ross E. BALDWIN, 68, who lived six miles southeast of Fulton, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Perrysburg Baptist church.
The Rev. Ben LOWTHER will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.
Mr. Baldwin, who had lived in the Fulton community for 45 years after moving there from Miami county, died at his home Saturday morning after an illness of three years.

Mabel M. McKinney
Final rites for Miss Mabel Margaret McKINNEY, 60, R.R. 6, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Donald DECKER of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A resident of Fulton county since 1902, Miss McKinney died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday in a Logansport hospital where she had been a patient since Nov. 17, 1957. She had been ill three years.
Born Feb. 16, 1898 in Ford county, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Mary Hanna McKINNEY. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church.
Surviving are two brothers and two sisters, all of Rochester, John [McKINNEY], Jr. and James McKINNEY, Mrs. John WERNER and Mrs. Gresham BEARSS; a nephew, Donald WERNER, and two grand-nephews. A brother, Fred McKINNEY, died in 1919.

O. Clyde Zerbe
[Oliver] Clyde ZERBE, 69, who lived at the We-Like-It trailer park on Ind. 14 east of Rochester, died this morning in Veterans hospital at Fort Wayne.
The body will be returned to the Foster & Good funeral home, where services are pending.

Tuesday, February 25, 1958

O. Clyde Zerbe
Military funeral services for Oliver Clyde ZERBE, 69, a Rochester resident for 20 years, will be conducted by the local American Legion at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the First Christian church. The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD, church pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the Palestine cemetery near Warsaw.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, when the body will be taken to lie in state at the church.
Mr. Zerbe died of pneumonia at 8:45 p.m. Sunday in the Veteran's hospital at Ft. Wayne. He had been in failing health for some time and seriously ill for two weeks.
He was a retired South Bend fireman and a member of the First Christian church in Rochester and the South Bend Policemen's and Firemen's association.
Born June 16, 1888 in Marshall county, Mr. Zerbe was the son of Jacob and Malessa BROOMFIELD ZERBE. On Sept. 21, 1935, he was married to Maxine MOORE, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Donald [ZERBE], Barber's Point, Hawaii; a grandson; two brothers, Ammon and Earl [ZERBE], Marshall, Ia., and several nieces and nephews.

James R. Moore
James R. MOORE, former resident of this city, died of a heart attack at his son's home in Columbus, O., Monday at 7:20 p.m. Mr. Moore had been in ill health since early last fall, at which time he suffered a severe heart attack while in Paris, France.
For over a score of years, James was associated with his brothers, Levi, Fred and Robert [MOORE], in editing The Chester White Journal here. In the 1920s, he became editor of The Hoosie Farmer at Indianapolis. From there he became editor of The Ohio State Farm Bureau publication, Columbus, Ohio.
After his retirement from that position at the age of 65, he was one of the owners and managers of a large travel agency with offices in Columbus. It was while on one of their tours that he was stricken in Paris, France.
While a resident of Rochester, Mr. Moore was active in the First Baptist church and served for several years as superintendent of the Sunday school.
He was a close friend of the former pastor, the Rev. James NIVEN, and this friendship was maintained throughout the years. At the time of his death, Mr. Moore was a member of the Baptist church of Cleveland.
James R., son of Frank F. and Laura Virginia (McMAHAN) MOORE, was born in Rochester March 22, 1888. He received his education in the Fulton county schools and Rochester Normal university. He taught in several of the county schools in his early life.
On Sept. 15, 1910 in Rochester he was married to Georgia Ester ONSTOTT, who died Dec. 21, 1949.
Survivors are his son, Ralph M. MOORE, Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Ned (Frances) TILLMAN, Minneapolis, Minn. and Mrs. James (Joan) HERBERT, Canton, O.; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. A. B. (Reba) SHORE; two brothers, Levi P. and Robert P. MOORE, all of this city, and several nieces and nephews. One brother, Fred H. MOORE, died in 1946.
Funeral services will be thursday 4 p.m. at the Rutherford Funeral Home, 2383 North High, Columbus, and graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Elizabeth Miller
Final rites for Mrs. Elizabeth MILLER, 85, Peru, will be in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Sharpe cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Miller died in the Rochester Nursing Home Monday morning after an illness of three years. She was a native of Miami county and had spent most of her life in that county.
Survivors include a daghter, a son, ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Charles A. Burns
Final rites were conducted Monday in Chicago for Charles A. BURNS, 73, Chicago, a former resident of Rochester. He died at the Passavant hospital in Chicago Saturday.
Mr. Burns had a long banking career and since Sept. 23, 1952, he was treasurer of the Chicago Transit Authority which operates that city's transportation lines.
He was born in Rochester in 1885. His father operated the Cottage Grove [?] hotel which was located where the Postoffice now stands. He sttended Rochester high school and as a young man took a position in the Indiana Bank & Trust company bank in this city.
Later he went to South Bend and became an officer in the St. Joseph Trust & Savings Bank, of which Rome C. STEPHENSON also of Rochester, was president. While living there he married Miss Helen STANTON of Elkhart.
Mr. Burns next moved to Chicago, where he became vice president of the Foreman National Bank. Later he held exective posts with the First National Bank and the Sears Community State Bank.
He began his transit career in 1941 when he became auditor and president of the south side surface lines. In 1944 he was named controller of he old Chicago Surface lines.
He is survived by the widow.

Wednesday, February 26, 1958

James R. Moore
Graveside services for James R. MOORE, Columbus, O., will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. It was first reported that the services would be at 2 p.m.
Rites will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Rutherford funeral home, 2383 North High street, Columbus, prior to the services at Rochester. The Rev. M. Richard MITCHELL, of the First Baptist church, will be in charge of services here.
Mr. Moore, a former resident of Rochester, died of a heart attack in Columbus at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Thursday, February 27, 1958

Alma V. Kelly
Mrs. Alma Vestella KELLY, 89, Delong, died at her country home at 12:30 a.m. today after an illness of several years. She had been critically ill for the last four weeks.
Born in Franklin, June 14, 1868, she was the daughter of Frank and Angeline PATTERSON.
Mrs. Kelly was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, the Rebekah lodge and the New Idea club of Leiters Ford and the Women's Benefit Association of Rochester.
Surviving are the husband, Samuel KELLY, at home, and the following children: Mrs. Clyde R. CASTLEMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Wesley RHOADS, Goodland, Ind.; Clarence and Robert [KELLY], South Bend; Francis [KELLY], Culver, and Mrs. Rolland WALSH, Wheeler, Ind. Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. A son, Oran [KELLY], preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Leiters Ford Methodist church. Friends may call at the residence after noon Friday.

Maggie V. Harrold
Mrs. Maggie V. HARROLD, 76, Akron, died at her home at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday after an illness of one month. She was a lifetime resident of the Akron community.
Born April 11, 1881, in Fulton county, Mrs. Harrold was the daughter of Charles L. and Catherine ESHLEMAN YOUNG. In December, 1903, she was married to Arthur HARROLD, who died in 1955. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mary BUCHER and Mrs. Tressie BELL, Akron, and Mrs. Daisy BUCHER, St. Petersburg, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in Mrs. Harrold's home with the Rev. Herman HODGES, Kendallville, officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron to the residence, where friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Friday until the hour of services.

Friday, February 28, 1958

Howard P. Callaway
Howard P. CALLAWAY, 74, who lived his entire life on a farm seven miles southeast of Rochester, died at 5 o'clock this morning in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill three and a half years.
A retired farmer, Mr. Callaway was a member of the Rochester F. & A.M. lodge and received his 50-year membership pin last year. He also was a member of the Royal Arch 90 and was a past master of the Masonic lodge.
Mr. Callaway was born Oct. 6, 1883, to Charles A. and Flora PORTER CALLAWAY. His first marriage was on Aug. 4, 1908, to Lena Jane MATHEWS, who died March 12, 1918. He then was married May 3, 1925, to Ielda L. THORNBURG, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Virginist) RENTSCHLER, Fulton; a son, Robert C. [CALLAWAY], Mishawaka; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Miss Kathryn THORNBURG, Modesto, Cal; three step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. A stepson, Dr. Harold THORNBURG, was killed during World War Two.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire chapel at Fulton with the Rev. William KEITH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rochester F. & A.M. lodge in charge of graveside rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 1, 1958

[no obits]

Monday, March 3, 1958

Everett Boggess
Everett BOGGESS, 56, died at 1:30 a.m. today at his home, 1231 Monroe street, after a five-month illness.
He was born Sept. 11, 1901, in Rochester and had spent his entire life in this community. His parents were Fred and Elma CARTER BOGGESS. Mr. Boggess was employed at the Indiana Metal Products plant north of Rochester. He never married.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Fred BOGGESS, who resided with her son; one brother, Donald [BOGGESS], Rochester; two nephews, Fred KERN, Rochester, and Jack KERN, Kokomo, several great-nieces and one great-nephew. One sister, Mrs. Frank (Edna) KERN, preceded him in death.
Rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, March 4, 1958

Lillie J. Braman
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist church here for Mrs. Lillie Josephine BRAMAN, 67, who died suddenly at 5:30 p.m. Monday at her home in the Reiter community.
The Rev. Richard MITCHELL will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services.
Born near Fulton on Nov. 11, 1890, Mrs. Braman was the daughrter of John and Laura DOUGLAS ALLEY. A lifetime resident of the Reiter community, she was married in Niles, Mich., on Sept. 16, 1906, to John J. BRAMAN. He died Oct. 1, 1955.
Mrs. Braman was a member of the Rebekah lodge, Spanish-American Veterans Auxiliary, Reiter Community club and attended the First Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bernice PARKHURST, Gary; Mrs. Fern HAMMOND, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Marjory PHILLIPS, Bourbon; two sons, Emerson "Bud" BRAMAN, R.R. 1, Rochester, former city fire chief and still a member of the department; Calvin BRAMAN, R.R. 1, Rochester, Fulton county treasurer; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one nephew; three nieces; three sisters, Mrs. Everett MEADOR, Rochester; Mrs. James KILGORE, Amboy; and Mrs. Roy FERREE, Peru. One brother preceded her in death.

Wednesday, March 5, 1858

James W. Riley
Dr. Orville RICHER, Kosciusko county coroner, said a verdict of suicide will be filed in he death by hanging of James W. RILEY, Warsaw high school principal and a native of Akron.
Mr. Riley, 46, principal at Warsaw for 12 years, ended his life Tuesday afternoon in the garage of his home.
The body was found by Carl BURT, superintendent of schools, and L. N. "Pete" THORNE, Boys Club director. They investigated after Mr. Riley failed to appear for a 3 p.m. faculty meeting.
Mr. Riley had been at school as usual Tuesday morning and left shortly after noon after eatng lunch in the cafeteria.
Sheriff Carl LATT said he had been asked to meet Mr. Riley at the latter's home at 3:30 p.m. but that there had been no response when he went to the residence. He then called Burt.
Authorities believe that [Mr.] Riley wanted his body found before his wife, Nellie, a teacher at Leesburg high school, returned home.
Dr. Richer said Mr. Riley apparently had worried over failing health, although he said Riley had been examined recently by two doctors, and given a clean bill of health both times.
Mr. Riley was born in Akron and had graduated from Akron high school. His wife is the former Nellie HUPPERT, also an Akron native.
Surviving besides his wife are the father, Lloyd RILEY, Akron; and three sisters, Mrs. Richard TREFZ, South Bend; Mrs. Glenn LONGNECKER, Syracuse, and Mrs. Earl BOOKER, Lafayette.
The body is at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Helen Henning
Mrs. Rudolph (Helen) HENNING, 53, a native of the Mt. Zion community, died suddenly at her home in South Bend Tuesday from a cerebral hemorrhage. She was the former Helen BUTLER.
Surviving are the husband; one son, and two brothers, Ted BUTLER and Claude BUTLER, both of Rochester. Funeral rites will be Friday afternoon in South Bend, where Mrs. Henning had resided since 1925.

Frances Smith
Mrs. Frances SMITH, 71, sister of Mrs. Charles BECKER of Rochester, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Woodlawn hospital at Detroit after a month's illness.
She was a former resident of Logansport, where the body is being returned. The Kroeger funeral home there is in charge of rites, which are ncomplete.
Her husband, Harvey SMITH, died in 1937. Also surviving are three daughters, five grandchildren, two brothers and three other sisters.

Thursday, March 6, 1958

James W. Riley
Private funeral services for James W. RILEY, principal of Warsaw high school for more than 12 years and a native of Akron, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw.
The Rev. Albert HABGOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Riley hanged himself in the garage of his home, where the body was found shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday. He reportedly was depressed and emotionally disturbed by loss of weight.
Carl BURT, superintendent of Warsaw schools, said that the high school probably will finish out the 1957-58 term without a successor to Mr. Riley.

Friday, March 7, 1958

George Baker
George BAKER, 84, a native of Fulton county who lived on U.S. 31 seven miles south of Rochester, died at his home at 6:30 a.m. today after an illness of seven weeks. He was born in the same house in which he died.
A farmer, Mr. Baker was the last of 12 children of Phillip and Anna Marie (SCHOEN) BAKER. He was born May 11, 1873.
On Dec. 22, 1896, he was married to Nellie BACON, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert [BAKER], R.R. 1, Macy, and Donald [BAKER], South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Florence) BIRT, Indianapolis; eleven grandchildren and twtnty-four great-grandchildren. A son, Harry [BAKER], preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 8, 1958

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Monday, March 10, 1958

William M. Walle
William Monroe WALLE, 83, a lifelong resident of the Bruce Lake Station vicinity, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Miami nursing home at Peru, where he had been a patient for about a week. He had been ill since Feb. 16.
A farmer and member of the Community church at Bruce Lake Station, Mr. Walle was born March 28, 1874 in Marshall county near Culver to Nicholas and Mahalie GREEN WALLE.
[He was married] to Maude A. MORGAN, who died Jan. 8, 1908.
Surviving are a son, Gerald [WALLE], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude RABER, Peru; a brother, Jessie WALLE, and a sister, Mrs. Hilda MILLER, both of Piper City, Ill.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. D. D. LAVENGOOD of Kewanna, pastor of the Community church at Bruce Lake Station, will officiate and burial will be in the Lake Bruce cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Leonard Summe
Leonard SUMME, 92, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday at his home northeast of Akron after an illness of two weeks. He had lived his entire life in Kosciusko county near Akron.
A retired farmer, Mr. Summe was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Born Jan. 29, 1866, in Seward township, Kosciusko county, he was the son of Samuel and Catherine ROUCH SUMME. He was married in Seward township to Essie TUCKER, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Lloyd [SUMME], of Rochester, and Maynard [SUMME] of Akron; seven grandchildren, including Mrs. Kermit LEININGER, Fort Wayne, who lived with the Summes until her marriage; six great-grandchildren and a brother, George [SUMME], Silver Lake. Two daughters preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate, assisted by the Rev. E. E. PERRY, Grand Rapids, Mich. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery northeast of Akron.
Friends may call at the Summe funeral home in Silver Lake after 7 p.m. today until 12 noon Wednesday, when the body will be removed to the church to lie in state.

Tuesday, March 11, 1958

Harry Rinehart
Services were held in Delphi Monday for Harry E. RINEHART, 71, former Rochester resident, who was found dead in bed at his home near Sanford, Fla, Feb. 25.
Mr. Rinehart, a retired army corporal, served in World Wars I and II and retired in 1944 with the rate of master sergeant. He left Rochester five years ago for Florida. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Ira RINEHART of Rochester.
Surviving are one brother, Ben [RINEHART], Ora; two sisters, Mrs. Edith CROSSLEY, Orlando, Fla., ad Mrs. Martha BUSCH, Chicago, and a foster sister, Mrs. Lois CESSNA, Rochester.
Burial was made in the Masonic cemetery at Delphi. Graveside services were conducted by the American Legion firing squad of the Harry Bohannon Post 75.

Wednesday, March 12, 1958

David Hudkins
Funeral services for David D. HUDKINS, 78, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Harry TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Hudkins died Tuesday morning at the Rochester Nursing home following a long illness. He was born Sept. 6, 1879, in Pulaski county, the son of Jasper and Luvena APPLEGATE HUDKINS. He was married May 6, 1908 to Sylvia BROWN, who died in December, 1957.
Mr. Hudkins was a member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges.
Surviving are two brothers, Edward [HUDKINS], Kewanna, and Nelson [HUDKINS[, Elkhart.

Ruth Irene Chilcott
Mrs. Ruth Irene CHILCOTT, 61, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 3:30 o'clock this morning at Woodlawn hospital of a respiratory infection. She had been a patient one week.
A native of Rochester, Mrs. Chilcott had lived her entire life in Fulton county. She was born May 4, 1896, the daughter of Henry and Indiana BRUGH FELTY. Her husband, Garfield CHILCOTT, died Nov. 27, 1945.
Mrs. Chilcott was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ira (Edna) BAKER, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Ethel COBLER, South Bend; a brother, Maurice FELTY, South Bend, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Fred and Lee [FELTY], preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Fremont WILLMERT will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, March 13, 1958

William H. Faust
William H. FAUST, 69, Indianapolis, who died last Friday, was one of the founders of the Nyona Lake resort area, consisting of many acres of land on the west bank of the lake and north and south of the main road. He also was the founder of perhaps the only law firm in the nation composed of father, mother and son in Indianapolis.
In the early Twenties, Mr. Faust, John SHAFFER and Louis CHEVROLET started the NYONA LAKE rsort area. The Faust cottage is situated on the corner of the east shore drive and the main street.
A native of Indianapolis and graduate of Manual Training high school and the former Benjamin Harrison law school, Mr. Faust was admitted to the bar in 1910.
For more than 30 years he was associated with the Shelby Street Federal and Savings Association. It was through this that the first charter for a savings and loan association was obtained in the state.
His wife, Irene [FAUST], died two years ago. The son, William [FAUST], now operates the law firm, known as FAUST, FAUST and FAUST. Two grandsons also survive.

Friday, March 14, 1958

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Saturday, March 15, 1958

W. Solomon Keel
William Solomon KEEL, 82, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since March 5 with a bronchitis ailment. Mr. Keel, who resided at 612 Madison street, had been in failing health the past 14 years, seriously ill for four years.
Born near Green Oak Nov. 25, 1875, he was the son of John Thomas and Sarah Ann COLLINS KEEL and had spent his life in the Rochester community. His first marriage was March 22, 1905, in Huntington to Rosetta FRANKLIN, who died in 1934. His second marriage was at LaPorte Sept. 19, 1936, to Mattie SURFACE, who survives. Mr. Keel retired from railroad service in 1941. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge here.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Chleo) GLASS, Rochester, and Mrs. Joseph (Leah) KUMLER, Columbus, O.; one son, Myron KEEL, Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Bess CUMMINGS, Rochester; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Clifford McCROSKEY and Mrs. Edna ZARTMAN, both of Fulton; four step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren. One son, Byron [KEEL], preceded him in death, as well as a sister, Estelle KEEL, and two brothers, Charles and Omer [KEEL].
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. The Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge also will assist in the rites. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.

Monday, March 17, 1958

Schuyler C. Braman
Schuyler C. BRAMAN, lifelong resident of this community, died at the age of 95 years Sunday at 2:30 a.m. in the Rochester nursing home. He had been a patient at the nursing home since April 16, 1956, and had been in ill health the past three years.
Mr. Braman resided on East Fourth street, near the Erie railroad crossing.
Born Oct. 25, 1862, near Rochester, he was the son of John and Rachel TOUGHMAN BRAMAN. A retired laborer and farmer, he first was married to Catherine HARNESS, who died in 1904. His second marriage was to Rebecca WYNN BRUNSON, who preceded him in death in 1932.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Minnie) MOORE, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Mabel) RUSLER, R.R. 5, Rochester; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Four children preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 18, 1958

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Wednesday, March 19, 1958

Emma D. Fenstermaker
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Mrs. Emma D. FENSTERMAKER, 82, who died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of a son, Albert [FENSTERMAKER], 723 1/2 Main street.
Mrs. Fenstermaker had been seriously ill for the past four months.
The Rev. Henry TERRY 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.
Born July 29, 1875, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Paul and Nancy PERRY. She was married June 26, 1897, in Rochester to George FENSTERMAKER, who died in 1936.
Mrs. Fenstermaker had been a resident of Rochester for 56 years. She was a member of the Nazarene church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elsie REYNOLDS, Rochester; two sons, Albert and Cecil [FENSTERMAKER], also of this city; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a half-brother, Samuel PERRY, Columbia City. Preceding her in death were three sons, one brother and one sister.

Thursday, March 20, 1958

Harley D. Moore
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kennedy funeral home at Winamac for Harley D. MOORE, 68, retired telegrapher, who died Wednesday morning at the Wabash railroad hospital in Peru after a three-week illness.
The Rev. Niles RAISOR of Peru will officiate, assisted by the Rev. HEIMBAUGH of the Denham Baptist church, and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Moore was born Jan. 8, 1890, near Winamac and had lived in that community 35 years. He was married Aug. 28, 1915, to Helen RIGGS, who survives.
Also surviving are six sons, John [MOORE], Kewanna; Charles [MOORE], Peru; Arthur [MOORE], Buffalo; Lewis and Ralph [MOORE], both of Lakeville; Robert [MOORE], Walkerton; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene FOERG, Winamac; twenty-three grandchildren; three brothers, Dan [MOORE], Peru; Benjamin and Arthur [MOORE], both of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. John REINHOLT, Winamac. Two children preceded him in death.

Friday, March 21, 1958

Ronald L. Babcock
Ronald L. BABCOCK, 72, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 4:20 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home here, where he had been a patient for the last three weeks. He had been ill for six weeks.
A past Noble Grand of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 373, Mr. Babcock had spent his entire life in the Lake Maxinkuckee vicinity.
He was born in Union township, Marshall county, on July 23, 1885, the son of Isaac L. and Laura Ellen (SPANKLER) BABCOCK. [On May 21, 1904], he was married to Ida MILLISER, who died in 1946. His second marriage was in August, 1950, to Cora HAHN, who survives.
Caretaker of the Marmon estate on the East Shore road at Culver, Mr. Babcock was a member of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church.
Surviving besides the widow are a son, George [BABCOCK], R.R. 1, Culver; a granddaughter, Mrs. Hattie HENDERSON COUNTS, Nappanee; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert P. and Lawrence [BABCOCK], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Ielda CALLOWAY, Rochester, and Mrs. Alice FOGELSONG, Kalamazoo, Mich. A daughter preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Kendall SANDS officiating. Burial will be in the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. cemetery where the lodge will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

James W. Ratliff
James W. RATLIFF, 49, Chicago, a former Akron resident, was killed instantly Thursday when the truck he was driving collided with an automobile in Lowell, Ind. he sufferd a fractred skull.
A native of Frenchberg, Ky., Mr. Ratliff was born Sept. 6, 1908 to Lewis and Eula PHELPS RATLIFF. He was a member of the Elks club in Chicago. He moved from Akron to Chicago 17 years ago.
Surviving are three sons, Kenneth [RATLIFF], Kansas City, Mo.; Ronny and Arthur [RATLIFF], North Chicago, Ill.; a daughter, Wanda [RATLIFF], North Chicago; the parents, of Akron, and four sisters, Mrs. Myron (Ruth) Van LUE, Akron; Mrs. Ray (Arma) ECKERT, Warsaw; Mrs. Richard (Mabel) MOORE, Coldwater, Mich., and Mrs. Homer (Edna) SHOEMAKER, Hammond.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Victor YEAGER will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Saturday, March 22, 1958

Fern Harley
Mrs. Fern HARLEY, 43, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the St. Joseph hospital at South Bend after a three-week illness. She resided 4 1/2 miles southeast of Argos.
Born April 19, 1914, at Otterbein, she was the daughter of Charles and Gertrude OLINGER PFEIFFER. Her marriage was on Nov. 12, 1932, at Argos to Forrest HARLEY, who survives. Mrs. Harley was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and was secretary of the Walnut Township home demonstration club.
Also surviving are one son, Charles [HARLEY], Argos; one daughter, Carol [HARLEY], at home; three grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Charles PFEIFFER, Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Earl (Frances) MATTIX, Mrs. Raymond (Norma) WARSTLER and Mrs. Dale (Lois) THOMPSON, all of Argos.
Rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Walnut Church of the Brethren southeast of Argos. The Rev. Eldon EVANS will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Friends may call until noon Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.

Monday, March 24, 1958

Jennie May Sayger
Mrs. Jennie May SAYGER, 86, died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday at the Miami nursing home in Peru.
Born Sept. 2, 1871, in Wayne County, O., she moved when two years old to the Akron-Gilead community and resided there until 1919, when she moved to Logansport after her marriage to Jacob Fred SAYGER. He died Aug. 2, 1930. Her parents were William and Ruth Ann MOYER BANEY. Her marriage was Oct. 2, 1890.
She was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, M. Vernon [SAYGER], Pueblo, Colo., and Frank D. [SAYGER], Warsaw; one daughter, Mrs. Helen SUMMERS, Logansport; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Libona MURPHY, Peru.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the services.

Tuesday, March 25, 1958

Harry H. Farr
Funeral services will be at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna at 9 a.m. Wednesday for Harry H. FARR, 72, who died late Sunday night at Woodlawn hospital in Rochester following a short illness.
Services also will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Farrville Congregational church east of Marion and burial will be in the Van Buren cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home.
Born Oct. 3, 1885, in Grant county, he was the son of Jesse and Violet HAYS FARR. He was married Jan. 10, 1910, to Sarah B. WELSH, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Clare [FARR], Marshall, Minn., and Neil [FARR], Fairmount; two sisters, Mrs. Harry HOLLOWAY and Mrs. Louis PALMER, both of Marion, and six grandchildren.

Wednesday, March 26, 1958

Charles W. Faurote
Charles W. FAUROTE, also known as "Kid Van DUYNE," died at the age of 92 years Tuesday noon in St. Elizabeth's hospital at Lafayette. Death resulted from the after-effects of a fall on Dec. 1. Mr. Faurote had lived at the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Lafayette since 1950, at the Soldiers Home in Dayton, O., before that.
A veteran of the Spanish-American War, he served in Cuba with Company K of the 160th Indiana Infantry Regiment. He was a charter member and past commander of the Major A. H. Skinner Camp No. 61, Spanish-American War Veterans of Rochester.
Born at Twelve Mile on Nov. 26, 1865, he was the son of Abraham and Martha LOWMAN FAUROTE. His father died when Mr. Faurote was quite young and his mother later was married to Jack Van DUYNE. His stepfather and mother raised him, giving rise to the origin of his nickname, "Kid Van Duyne."
A member of the Eagles and Odd Fellows lodges of Rochester, he resided for many years in the Green Oak community.
Surviving are one half-brother, Otto Van DUYNE, East Orange, N.J., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. 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 after noon Thursday.

Lillie May Jackson
Lillie May JACKSON, 75, died at 1:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital after a four-month illness. She resided at 729 Indiana avenue.
Born Jan. 20, 1883, in Rochester, she had lived in this community all her life. She had four marriages, to Lon FREESTONE, Will WILLARD, Steve KNIGHT and the last, in 1951, to Luther JACKSON. Her parents were James and Harriet KILE CUNNINGHAM.
She was a member of the Logansport Dunkard church.
Surviving are the husband, Luther JACKSON; one son, William CUNNINGHAM; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Della FLYNN, Rochester, and one brother, Lon CUNNINGHAM, Rochester. Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. F. I. WILLMERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, March 27, 1958

Sumner J. Rhodes
Sumner J. RHODES, 71, died in the Veterans' hospital at Fort Wayne, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock after a five-month illness. He was a resident of Athens.
Born Feb. 10, 1887, in Fulton county, he had spent all his life in this community except for residence in Fort Wayne from 1914 to 1947. His parents were Schuyler and Mary HUNTER RHODES. He was married to Becky CLEMENS, who survives.
Mr. Rhodes, a carpenter by occupation, was an overseas veteran of World War I and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Earlda HUMPHRIES, Lemon Grove, Cal., one son, George [RHODES], San Diego, Cal; two grandchildren; one brother, Ray [RHODES], South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes URBIN, South Bend; Mrs. Gladys VOGG, South Bend, and Mrs. Victoria OCCOE, Dowagiac, Mich.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until the hour of the services.

John Hampel
Final rites for John HAMPEL, 81, R.R. 3, Plymouth, former Rochester resident, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Johnson and Son funeral home at Plymouth. Burial will be at Claypool. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Hampel died at 11 p.m. Tuesday after a year's illness. He was born Aug. 5, 1876 in Tyrone, Pa., to John and Marietta HAMPEL.
In 1943, he was married in Rochester to Etta WENTZEL who died in 194. A retired postal clerk, Mr. Hampel was a member of the Methodist church in Monterey and the Claypool I.O.O.F.

Edward N. Rogers
Edward N. ROGERS, 87, died at midnight Wednesday at the Wabash Valley hospital at Peru after a lingering illness. A resident of Logansport, he had moved there from Fulton.
Born Jan. 7, 1871, he was the son of Warden and Mary DOBBINS ROGERS. His marriage was in 1904 to Margaret HOOKER, who survives. He was a retired section foreman for the C. & O. railroad.
Mr. Rogers was a member of the Masonic lodge, I.O.O.F. lodge at Monon and the Fulton Baptist church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Helen ROGERS, at home, and Mrs. Walter RUSH, Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie CANADAY, East Chicago, and Mrs. O. N. BERRY, Indianapolis.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Chase and Miner funeral home under the auspices of the Fulton Masonic lodge. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Delphi will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today

Orton G. Long
Orton G. LONG, 75, Bourbon, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in the Community hospital at Bremen after a 21-month illness.
Born in Fulton county, near Richland Center, on March 8, 1893, he was the son of Alonzo and Mary SEVERNS LONG. He was married Feb. 21, 1917, to Zolah L. HORN, who survives.
A member of the Bethlehem Baptist church, he had been employed as a farmer, by the state highway department and by the Bourbon Lumber company.
Also surviving are two sons, Wendell [LONG], Bourbon, and Wilfred [LONG], Granger; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Orville [LONG], Rochester, and Robert [LONG], Niles, Mich.
Rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Robbins funeral home at Bourbon with the Rev. F. C. WACKNITZ officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, March 28, 1958 to Saturday, March 29, 1958

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Monday, March 31, 1958

Sarah Ella Ewing
Sarah Ella EWING, 88, died at 7:30 a.m. today at her home on Ind. 110, six miles west of U.S. 31 on the Marshall-Fulton county line. She had been ill five months.
Born Oct. 10, 1869, in Kosciusko county, she had spent almost her entire life in Fulton county. She was the daughter of Sylvester and Margaret THOMPSON GROVES and was married to Wilbur EWING, who died in 1934.
Mrs. Ewing was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fern MASTER, Kewanna; Mrs. Alvin (Chloe) JOHNSON, Rochester; one son, Harry [EWING], R.R. 3; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two nephews; one niece. Her husband and a sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. D. B. HIRT of Buffalo, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 1, 1958

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Wednesday, April 2, 1858

Jacob Marion Souers
Jacob Marion SOUERS, 88, Kokomo, who for many years lived in New York City and spent his summers at 328 West Ninth street in Rochester, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after several day's illness.
Born in Hntington county on Aug. 29, 1869, Mr. Souers had lived since Feb. 16, 1958 at the home of his niece, Mrs. R. B. HUFFMAN, in Kokomo. He moved there from Jamaica, British West Indies.
Mr. Souers was the son of M. M. and Margaret RITTENHOUSE SOUERS and the husband of Roxie MARSH, a native of Rochester, who died Oct. 18, 1942. He was married in 1908.
A retired school teacher and hotel chain owner, Mr. Souers was a member of the Commercial High School Faculty of Brooklyn, N.Y., and the last surviving member of the original faculty.
Surviving besides Mrs. Huffman are a son, Robert M. [SOUERS], Jamaica, B.W.I.; a daughter, Mrs. Nillson (Margaret) STONE, Greenville,N.Y., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at 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 6 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 3, 1858

Martha Rouch
Mrs. Martha (DAVIDSON) ROUCH, oldest resident of Leiters Ford and one of the oldest persons in Fulton county, died suddenly at 95 years of age in her home at 6 o'clock this morning. She had been in failing health for 10 years.
Active in club and community activities, Mrs. Rouch was a director of the Leiters Ford State Bank, of which she was a retired cashier, and was the last surviving charter member of the Leiters Ford Cloverleaf Rebekah Lodge.
Mrs. Rouch was a member of the Rochester Order of Eastern Star, in which she received her 50-year membership pin last October, and of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, Mrs. Rouch was born in Aubbeenaubbee township on Sept. 10, 1863, the daughter of Charles and Sarah TRIMBLE DAVIDSON.
Her marriage was to Frank E. ROUCH, who died in 1917. Two sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews, two of whom Mrs. Rouch reared--Mrs. Thomas (Frances) WOODWARD, Belington, W. Va., and Mrs. John (Florence) NEIDERMYER, Charleston, W. Va.
The body has been taken to the Foster & Good funeral home where funeral arrangements are pending.

Friday, April 4, 1958

Martha Rouch
Services for Martha DAVIDSON ROUCH, 95, Leiters Ford, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Leiters Ford Methodist church. The Rev. Paul JUMP will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Leiters Ford Cloverleaf Rebekah Lodge. The body will be removed from the Foster & Good funeral home to the residence, where friends may call after 5 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
Mrs. Rouch, the oldest citizen of Leiters Ford and one of the oldest in Fulton county, died at her home Thursday morning after being in failing health for 10 years.

Myrtle C. Bacon
Mrs. Myrtle C. BACON, 76, Akron, died at 5:30 o'clock this morning in the Miller nursing home here after a serious illness of two weeks. She had been ill for two years.
A lifetime resident of the Akron and Macy communities, she was born in Macy on Christmas Day, 1881 to L. G. and Mary Louisa YORK HORTON. On Jan. 19, 1902, she was married to Arthur BACON, who died in December, 1953.
She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are two sons, Russell [BACON], R.R. 2, Akron, and Omer [BACON], R.R. 6, Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Jake (Alice) OVERLANDER, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Richard (Shirley) HARPER, Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Lois ALSPAUGH, Rochester.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 5, 1958

Simon DeWaard
Simon [DeWAARD], [69], of R.R. 1, Mentone in Newcastle township, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital of a heart attack. He was admitted to the hospital Tuesday.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Johns funeral home in Mentone. The Rev. Harold [DeWAARD], Goshen, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY, Talma Methodist church. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, April 7, 1958

Simon DeWaard
Simon [DeWAARD], 69, R.R. 1, Mentone, whose final rites were conducted this afternoon, was a native of Rotterdam, Holland, who came to the United States when he was two years old. A resident of Newcastle township since 1946, Mr. DeWaard moved from Rotterdam to Chicago in 1890. He was born in Holland on Dec. 27, 1888 to Adrian and Gerritie Van DEURSEN [DeWAARD].
On Sept. 14, 1943, he was married in Chicago to Gertie Van DeRIET. He was a retired printer and farmer and a member of the Reformed church in Chicago.
Surviving are the widow; three brothers, Peter, Joe and Adam [DeWAARD], all of Kanawaha, Ia.; two sisters, Mrs. Ben PLOETSERA, Kanawaha, and Miss Nellie [DeWAARD], a missionary in India. Mr. [DeWAARD], died at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital of a heart attack. He was admitted to the hospital last Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 8, 1958

Leona Shumaker
Mrs. Leona Lee SHUMAKER, 52, wife of a prominent Indianapolis paving contractor and former resident of Rochester, died Monday noon when her car crashed into a tree stump on College avenue in Indianapolis. It was evident that she lost control of her car when a heart attack began and she died before the car crashed, the coroner said.
She was the wife of H. A. "Gus" SHUMAKER, resideded at 7725 North Meridian street and was a sister of Mrs. Guy DAVIS, who resides near Leiters Ford.
Mrs. Shumaker was the former Leona RINEHART and lived here with her family for a number of years. Her father was the Rev. Ira RINEHART, who moved in the 1920s to a farm northwest of the city. They formerly resided in Boone county.
She attended high school here while living at the Mrs. Mildred MYER home and graduated in 1923. She then entred the Methodist Nursing school at Indianapolis and graduated there.
After serving as a registered nurse in the hospital there for several years, she married Mr. Shumaker. She was a member of the St. Vincent's Hospital Guild for many years.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, William and Thomas [SHUMAKER], both at home, and a daughter, Lynn [SHUMAKER]. Two sisters who also lived here survive, Mrs. DAVIS and Mrs. Paul MATHIAS, Hinsdale, Ill.
The funeral will be at Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary with burial in Crown Hill cemetery.

Wednesday, April 9, 1958

Jesse E. Johnson
Jesse E. JOHNSON, 69, Nyona Lake, died Monday evening at his home following a 13-year illness. Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Kosciusko county March 27, 1889, he was married in 1912 to Mary COMER, who survives. Mr. Johnson was a retired machinist.
Also surviving are a brother and two sisters.

Thursday, April 10, 1958

Adolf J. Nordmann
Adolf J. NORDMANN, 60, Disko, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital after lapsing into a diabetic coma. He was admitted to the hospital Monday night.
A resident of Disko for 27 years, Mr. Nordmann is survived by the following children: Mrs. Lois TEETER, R.R. 2, Rochester; Miss Novella NORDMANN, a patient in a Fort Wayne hospital; A. J. NORDMANN, Peru rural route; Truman, Paul and Johnson NORDMANN, all of Wabash; Wayne NORDMANN, Lagro. Eleven grandchildren also survive.
Mr. Nordmann's wife, Iva [NORDMANN], died May 3, 1955.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Disko Methodist church. Friends may call at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann until 1 p.m. Friday, when the body will be taken to lie in state at the church.

Friday, April 11, 1958

[no obits]

Saturday, April 12, 1958

Cora Browning
Mrs. Cora WARE BROWNING, 60, Grass Creek, died late Friday night at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient one week. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Harrison chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call after noon Sunday. Relatives have asked that flowers be omitted.

Monday, April 14, 1958

Arthur Hentzler
Arthur HENTZLER, 56, Bourbon, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Joseph hospital at Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient three days because of heart trouble.
His wife, the former Edna B. HARMON; a grandson and two brothers survive.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Eldon EVANS will officiate and burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.

John D. McGriff
John Dee McGRIFF, 21, R.R. 2, Rochester, died suddenly at 5 a.m. today at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl ADAMS, where he had lived most of his life.
A member of the Richland Center Methodist church, Mr. McGriff was a driver for Stewart's Bakery.
He was born Jan. 3, 1937, the son of Roy McGRIFF and Mrs. Ruth MOORE, both of Rochester. He was married in Richland Center on June 24, 1956 to the former Carolyn WENDLER.
Surviving are the widow; a son, Randy Lynn [McGRIFF], 19 months old; his parents; a half-brother, Cecil MOORE, Chicago; two half-sisters, Terry Jane and Debra Ann [MOORE], both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. ADAMS; the paternal grandfather, Albert McGRIFF, R.R. 3, Rochester, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Richland Center Methodist church with the Rev. Dale HAMILTON officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 9 a.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Cora Browning
Services were conducted this mornin for Mrs. Cora WARE BROWNING, 60, a Fulton county native who has been living with her brother, Earl WARE, in Grass Creek. She died Friday night in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient one week.
Mrs. Browning was born June 12, 1897, the daughter of Greenville and Rachel BROWER WARE. She was married to Taylor BROWNING, who died in 1938. Her brother is the only immediate survivor.

Tuesday, April 15, 1958

Dennis E. Hildebran
Dennis Earl HILDEBRAN, 71, of 701 East Ninth street, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of a coronary occlusion. He had been ill for six years.
A native of Walton, Ind., he was born on Oct. 27, 1887 to Wilkson and Fannie HILDEBRAN. He moved from Logansport to Rochester seven years ago, after retiring as a conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad company.
His first marriage was in 1915 to May OILAR, who died in 1928. On July 23, 1943, he married Elsie M. SCHESEWSKI, who survives.
Mr. Hildebran was a member of Trainmen's lodge 109 of the Pennsylvania Railroad Veterans' association.
Surviving besides the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Morris (Charlotte) LEFFERT, Logansport; Mrs. Jack (Lavone) RUBIANO, Wechawken, N.J., and Mrs. John (Joan) DEEN, Orlando, Fla; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Merle HILDEBRAN and Miss Nora HILDEBRAN, both of Cutler, Ind.; four brothers, Nelson [HILDEBRAN], Logansport; Otho [HILDEBRAN[, Cutler; Harry [HILDEBRAN], Delphi, and John [HILDEBRAN], Walton; several nieces and nephews.
The body lies at the Foster & Good funeral home, where rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Bert Hizer
Funeral services were held at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna today for William Bert HIZER, 75, who died Friday afternoon at his home in Delong. Burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Born April 25, 1882, in Grass Creek, he was the son of A. D. and Caroline SOMMERS HIZER and was a retired farmer.
Surviving are the widow, Oma [HIZER]; two daughters, Mrs. Florence KOEBCKE, Lucerne, and Mrs. Violet ARCHER, South Bend; three sons, Rolland and Donald [HIZER], both of Grass Creek, and Earl [HIZER], Logansport; two stepsons, Cecil PATSEL, Gary, and Henry PATSEL, Delong; one step-daughter, Mrs. Freida STENBERGEN, Anaheim, Cal.
Also four brothers, Nelson, Dan, Joe and Dennis [HIZER], all of Grass Creek; two half-sisters, Mrs. Martha DIVELY, Grass Creek, and Mrs. Rose JACKSON, Kewanna; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, April 16, 1958

Ruth J. Slusser
Mrs. Ruth Jane SLUSSER, 58, mother of Mrs. Louise WILSON, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Tuesday afternoon at St. Joseph hospital in Logansport. She had become ill early Tuesday morning at her home on R.R. 1, Delphi.
Also surviving are the husband, Parker [SLUSSER]; two sons, Allen [SLUSSER], R.R. 2, Camden, Ralph [SLUSSER], R.R. 6, Logansport; two other daughters, Mrs. Evelyn COLSTEEN, Hull, Ill., and Gertrude SLUSSER, Logansport, and four grandchildren.
Rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Fisher funeral home at Logansport with burial in Ball Hill cemetery.

Thursday, April 17, 1958

[no obits]

Friday, April 18, 1958

Barbara Ann Fenstermaker
Services were conducted Thursday morning for Barbara Ann FENSTERMAKER, four-month-old daughter of Don and Joanne ARMSTRONG FENSTERMAKER, 914 Franklin avenue. The infant died Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital.
Father George LANNING officiated at the rites in the Foster & Good funeral home and burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Barbara Ann was born on Dec. 19, 1957. Surviving, besides the parents, are a brother, Don [FENSTERMAKER], and a sister, Nancy [FENSTERMAKER], both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Jean MOORE, Chicago, and Burton ARMSTRONG, Oakland, Ill.; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil FENSTERMAKER, Rochester; several great-grandparents and one great-great-grandmother.

Hazel U. Houck
Mrs. Hazel U. HOUCK, Mishawaka, mother of Hubert LATHAM of Rochester, died at her home Wednesday afternoon after a four-year illness. She was 65 years of age.
Born in Tyne, O., Feb. 15, 1893, she was married in 1935 to the Rev. Claude S. HOUK, now retired, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Juanita May DOLL, Mishawaka; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Thelma STAUFFER, White Cloud, Mich., and Ms. Rula CATT, Gaylord, Mich.; four grandchildren and one sister.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hollis funeral home in Mishawaka, with burial in the Southlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, April 19, 1958

[no obits]

Monday, April 21, 1958

Cassius F. Hunter
Cassius F. HUNTER, 83, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Cassopolis, Mich., of a heart ailment after a three-year illness. He had lived in Michigan with his son since the death of his wife in 1940; before that had resided near Richland Center.
Born Jan. 10, 1875, in Kosciusko county, he moved to this county when a small boy. He was married in 1908 to Grace May WILHELM. His parents were Thomas and Emma CUNNINGHAM HUNTER.
Surviving are the son, Raymond [HUNTER], Edwrdsburg, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Everett (Irene) WILSON, Culver; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. E. J. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Elsie C. Aldridge
Mrs. Elsie Chloe ALDRIDGE, 58, R.R. 4, Kewanna, died at 4:30 a.m. today in her home after a long illness.
Born April 11, 1900, she was the daughter of Alfred and Sadie STOTTS SHOWLEY. She was married Feb. 23, 1921 to Orville ALDRIDGE, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert Howard [ALDRIDGE], Alexandria, O., and James [ALDRIDGE], Burbank, Cal.; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Cleo EBER and Mrs. Eldonna WILSON, both of Rochester, and Ms. Edna KENT, Mishawaka; four brothers, Lloyd SHOWLEY, Fulton; Raymond SHOWLEY, Phoenix, Ariz., and Lester and Harold SHOWLEY, both of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Kewanna Church of God, with the Rev. Kenneth LUCKEY officiating. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after noon Tuesday until one hour before the service.

Furel R. Burns
Furel Robert BURNS, 65, died at 6:30 a.m. today at his home in North Manchester, after lingering illness. He was born in Akron, Aug. 15, 1892, and was the son of Davis Hollis and Aretta MASTELLER BURNS. He was married in Rochester Aug. 18, 1915, to Edna E. TAYLOR, who survives. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jean PAULUS of Elmhurst, Ill., and three grandchildren.
He was a member of the Methodist church, Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne, Eel River Shrine club and Rotary club in North Manchester.
When a small boy he moved with his parents to Bourbon where he grew to manhood.
A baker by trade, he lived in Rochester for a number of years, and was employed by Oren KARN. In 1922, he moved to Mentone where he owned and operated a bakery for many years, disributing bakery products throughout the community. In 1934, he purchased another bakery in North Manchester, which he operated until 1954 when he retired.
In 1937 he helped organize the First National Bank in Warsaw and has been a director since that time. In 1952 he helped establish the Commercial Investment Inc. in Warsaw and has served as a director since then. Rites are incompleta.

George C. Wassmuss
George C. WASSMUSS, 74, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient since Jan. 27. He resided near Gray's landing on the northwest shore of Lake Manitou. Death was caused by multiple carcinoma and came after a seven-month illness.
Born Nov. 25, 1883, in St. Louis, Mo., he had lived in this vicinity about 22 years, coming here from Chicago. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis WASSMUSS. He was married Nov. 6, 1929, in Chicago, to Ethel BURGESS, who survives.
Mr. Wassmuss was a member of the Christian Science church at Plymouth. He was a retired farmer and poultry raiser.
Also surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Jessie STEFFEN and Mrs. Beatrice TANDY, both of Oaklawn, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. Augusta BREMER, Brentwood, Mo.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. Funeral rites and burial will be in St. Louis.

Mary J. Mills
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton for Mrs. Mary Jane MILLS, 88, former Fulton county resident, who died Saturday at her home in Mishawaka following a nine-month illness.
The Rev. William KEITH officiated at the last rites and burial was in the Fletcher's Lake cemetery.
Mrs. Mills was born March 19, 1870, at Fletcher's Lake, the daughter of Samuel and Lucinda ROUCH LAMB. She was married to Benjamin MILLS, who died in 1935. She moved to Mishawaka from Rochester 10 years ago.
She was a member of the First Christian church at Mishawaka.
Surviving are a brother, John W. LAMB, Mishawaka, and several nieces and nephews.

Steven David Striggle,
Howard A. McDougle and
Harold Gene Bowyer
Two county high school students and a 30-year-old Fulton man were killed instantly Sunday after noon about 1:45 o'clock in a two-car collision on Ind. 25, a quarter-mile south of Metea.
Dead are:
Steven David STRIGGLE, 16, a junior at Rochester high school and son of Mr. and Mrs. David STRIGGLE, who reside west of the city on West Sixth street.
Howard A. McDOUGLE, 18, a senior at Fulton high school and valedictorian of the 1958 graduating class. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McDOUGLE of Fulton.
Harold Gene BOWYER, 30, Fulton, father of two children.
The accident involved a 1956 Ford convertible, driven by Striggle, and a 1954 Pontiac operated by Bowyer. McDougle was a passenger in the Striggle auto.
An insurance company representative said this morning, however, that there is some doubt about who was the driver of the Striggle auto. Two witnesses to the crash, who live nearby, were on the scene soon after the crash and told the investigator that from the position of the bodies it appeared that McDouble was behind the wheel.
Cass County sheriff O. R. CARSON, who investigated the crash, along with State Trooper Richard KEYES of Logansport, gave this version of it.
Striggle, going south on Ind. 25, attempted to pass a truck behind an unidentified green car that also was passing. The green auto barely made it back to the righthand lane before the oncoming northbound Bowyer car. Skid marks were found on the pavement where Striggle had applied his brakes, his car skidding sideways 133 feet before colliding with the Bowyer vehicle.
Striggle was thrown from his auto. McDougle was pinned within the car and all three were killed instantly. Considerable trouble was experienced freeing McDougle's body from the car, but this finally was accomplished without the use of cutting torches.
The accident happened on a straight stretch of highway. The pavement was damp but it was not raining at the time, Sheriff Carson said.
The Cass sheriff said that about 2,000 cars stopped or were directed around the area by his deputies before the wreckage was removed. Both autos were a total loss.
Striggle was to appear this week in Justice James WALTON's Rochester court to answer a charge of reckless driving filed against him April 1 by State Trooper John HATCH. The youth had been arrested on Ind. 14 west of Rochester on a charge of following too closely.
Born Dec. 26, 1941, at South Whitley, Striggle moved from there to Rochester in April, 1951, with his parents, H. David and Berniece JACKSON STRIGGLE. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church of the Rochester Explorer Scout post and on the RHS football team.
Surviving, besides the parents, are one sister, Susan Jill [STRIGGLE], a junior high school student; the matrnal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph JACKSON, Columbia City, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude STRIGGLE, South Whitley.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
McDougle was born at Woodlawn hospital here March 1, 1940, the son of Frank and Alta COX McDOUGLE, and had spent his entire life in Fulton. His father is an employee of the State Highway Department.
An honor student at Fulton high school throughout his four years there, McDougle also was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
He is survived by one brother, David [McDOUGLE], also a high school student; a foster brother, Robert STALEY, Frankfort, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Katie COX, Fulton.
Funeral rites have been set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. Donald ABBEY, assisted by the Rev. Lincoln LELHUE, officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the service.
Bowyer was born June 15, 1927, in Walton, the son of Harland and Geneva NICE BOWYER. His mother died June 16, 1946. He was married Feb. 25, 1945, at Logansport to Mary Alice HUME of that city. The Bowyers had lived in Fulton about a year.
He was employed as a truck driver for the Tucker Oil company of Logansport and was a member of the Logansport Eagles lodge and the American Legion post of Walton.
Surviving besides the wife are two daughters, Janet Marie and Virginia Jean [BOWYER], both elementary school pupils; his father, Rochester; four brothers, Sherman [BOWYER], Walton; Thurman [BOWYER], Logansport, Rural Route; Byron [BOWYER], Kokomo, and Harland [BOWYER], Jr., with the Army in Germany; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann RICHARDSON and Mrs. Kathryn HALL, both of Walton, and Mrs. June BAKER, Elkhart; one step-brother, John LANZ, Rochester, and two grandmothers, Mrs. Ada BOWYER and Mrs. Stella BURROWS, both of Walton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fisher funeral home at Logansport with the Rev. Donald ABBEY officiating. Burial will be in the Walton cemetery.
The Eagles lodge will conduct rites at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and the Mothers of World War II will conduct rites at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m today

Tuesday, April 22, 1958

Maye M. Hume
Mrs. Maye M. HUME, 69, died at 1:30 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient since Aug. 12, 1957. She had been ill since last June 26.
A resident of Logansport, Mrs. Hume had spent her entire life in the Rochester, Logansport and Miami county vicinities.
She was born March 21, 1889, in Miami county to Henry and Ena GRAHAM BLACK. On Nov. 15, 1926, she was married in Champaign, Ill., to W. Herschel HUME, who died in 1943.
An artist, she was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving ar the mother, a patient at the Miami nursing home in Peru; a sister, Mrs. Blanche WRIGHT, Logansport; two brothers, Forrest BLACK, Peru, and Omer BLACK, Mexico, and two nieces. A sister, Mrs. Agnes SMITH, preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m.

Furel R. Burns
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester for Furel Robert BURNS, 65, who died at his home in that city Monday morning. He was a native of Akron.
Dr. Orrin MANIFOLD and Dr. V. G. SCHWALM will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Burns helped organize the First National Bank of Warsaw and the Commercial Investment Inc. of Warsaw. He was a director of both firms at the time of his death.

William R. Minglin
William R. MINGLIN, 72, South Bend, father of Robert J. MINGLIN of Rochester and a former Kewanna resident, died at 2 p.m. Monday in the Beatty Memorial hospital at Westville. He had been ill six years.
Mr. Minglin had lived in South Bend since 1952, moving there from Kewanna. He was a retired farmer.
Born June 7, 1885, in Hoopston, Ill., he was married to Rose GOBLE on Feb. 14, 1916 in Adamsboro, Ind. He ws a member of the First Baptist church of Adamsboro.
Surviving besides the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth HOOVER and Mrs. Margaret KINGERY, both of South Bend; three sons, Charles G. and Glen L. [MINGLIN], South Bend, and Robert J. [MINGLIN], Rochester; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Luther [MINGLIN], and a sister, Elma MINGLIN, both of Logansport.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Forrest G. Hay chapel in South Bend with the Rev. Edward BRUERD officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Gardens cemetery at Oceola.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, April 23, 1958

Mark S. Jackson
Mark S. JACKSON, 89, R.R. 3, Rochester; a former Fulton county councilman for many years, died at 12:08 a.m. today at his home west of Richland Center. He had been ill three months.
A farmer, Mr. Jackson was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church and a 60-year member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Number 435. He also belonged to the Mt. Horeb Encampment of the Rochester I.O.O.F.
Mr. Jackson spent his entire lifetime in Fulton county except for two years that he resided in Marshall county. He was born in Richland township on Feb. 23, 1869 to Joseph and Jane CRUM JACKSON.
On April 13, 1899, he was married in Rochester to Louisa MARTINDALE, who died Sept. 24, 1954.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Herman (Geneive) WEIR, R.R. 3, Rochester; a niece and three nephews. Mr. Jackson was the last survivor of a family of seven children.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Richland Center Methodist church with the Rev. Dale HAMILTON officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery and that lodge will conduct graveside rits.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until 2 p.m. Thursday, when the body will be taken to the residence.

Thursday, April 24, 1958

Samuel A. Haslet
Fulton county's first traffic fatality of 1958 was recorded Wednesday night when Samuel A. HASLET, 37, Indianapolis, died in Indianapolis of injuries received on U.S. 31 Saturday morning.
Haslet received a broken pelvis, broken ribs, broken collarbone, many cuts and bruises and a deep gash over his eye when his car went out of control near Glaze Hill three miles north of Rochester and rolled over five times.
The accident occurred about 5 o'clock, shortly after Haslet's southbound late-model car had passed a car pulling a trailer near Glaze Hill.
Haslet apparently lost control of the car on the curve at the Indiana Metal Products plant and it swerved to the west side of the road then to the east side and back again to the west side. It rolled over five times, throwing Haslet from the vehicle.
Haslet was rushed to Woodlawn hospital, where he was given emergency treatment and then transferred to Methodist hospital in Indianapolis later Saturday morning.

Friday, April 25, 1958

Irvin Swygert
Irvin W. SWYGERT, 81, who lived in the Akron hotel, died at 10:25 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital of a stroke. He apparently suffered the stroke while driving his car southwest of Akron Thursday afternoon.
The father of Federal Court Judge Luther M. SWYGERT of Chesterton, Mr. Swygert fell while working on property he owns southwest of Akron, the sheriff's office said today.
He apparently was on his way to an Akron doctor's office on the Cemetery road, three-fourths of a mile west of Akron, when he suffered the stroke. His car went off the road and traveled an estimated 140 feet before coming to a stop on the Erie Railroad tracks.
The sheriff's office placed the time of the accident at about 4:50 p.m. Mr. Swygert was rushed to Woodlawn hospital in an Akron ambulance.
Born near South Bend in St. Joseph county on Dec. 26, 1876, Mr. Swygert was the son of Joel and Amanda DAWALT SWYGERT. In 1903 he was married in Akron to Kathryn HOOVER, who died in 1953. He was a retired farmer and had lived in Akron 70 years.
Surviving besides Judge Swygert is a grandson, Michael SWYGERT, Carleton college, Northfield, Minn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. DST Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Edella Hower
Mrs. Edella HOWER, 85, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of her son, Charles [HOWER], in Naperville, Ill., after a long illness.
A native of Fulton county, she was born southwest of here, Sept. 28, 1872, the daughter of John and Margaret REIMENSCHNEIDER APT. She was married Nov. 15, 1896, in Rochester to Charles S. HOWER, who preceded her in death. The Howers formerly operated a greenhouse south of the cit on U.S. 31.
She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are one son, Charles; and three grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. DST in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Fremont WILLMERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Benny Almasan
Benny [ALMASAN], 53, who resided at his farm on the Fulton-Marshall county line three miles south of Culver, died Thursday at the Osteopathic hospital in South Bend. He had been ill one year.
Born in Romania June 20, 1904, he was married in 1944 to Virginia ADAMS at Indiana Harbor. He had been employed as a steelworker until 1955.
Surviving are the wife; one sister, Mrs. Maria LUNGU, Youngstown, O., and one brother, Vasile ALMASAN, Dearborn, Mich.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Easterday funeral home in Culver with burial in the Culver cemetery.

Vincent E. Teeter
Vincent E. TEETER, 88, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at his farm home south of Talma. He had been in failing health several years.
Born Jan. 16, 1870, in Kosciusko county, he had lived in Fulton county since 1911, coming here from Beaver Dam. His first marriage was on Aug. 14, 1891, to Laura Ellen COPLEN, who preceded him in death. His second marriage was Sept. 16, 1916, to Anna Fern ALDERFER, who survives. His parents were Peter and Elizabeth SHOUP TEETER.
Mr. Teeter was a member of the Yellow Creek Baptist church.
Surviving are the wife; three sons, Robert [TEETER], Rochester; French [TEETER], Hot Springs, S.D., and Cle [TEETER], Plymouth; one daughter, Mrs. Loy (Ruth) FISHER, Hartford, Mich.; one stepson, Ray ALDERFER, Plymouth; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) FISHER; Watervliet, Mich.; one brother William TEETER, Belleville, O.; one sister, Mrs. Gaylord BANKS, Lexington, O.; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. DST at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Delbert RUEBERG of Huntington officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ernest J. Adamson
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bedford, Ind., for Ernest J. ADAMSON, 82, Rushville, father of Paul ADAMSON, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Mr. Adamson died at 4:10 a.m. Thursday in Rushville after an illness of one year. He was born in July, 1876.
Survivors besides Paul Adamson include two other sons, Eugene [ADAMSON], Albuquerque, N.M., and John [ADAMSON], Bedford, and two daughters, Mrs. R. O. (Mildred) BOWERS, Rushville, and Mrs. Emory (Bessie) BOYD, Angola, Ind.

Saturday, April 26, 1958

Andrew A. Funnell
Andrew A. FUNNELL, 79, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 4:20 a.m. today in the Dukes hospital, Peru, after a month's illness.
Born in Miami county, April 16, 1879, he had lived in that county his entire life. He was married at Rochester Dec. 23, 1920, to Bessie HINSEY, who survives. His parents were Harry and Clara MOORE FUNNELL.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Katherine) SAINE, Peru, Mrs. Lorraine (Nina) OPPLE, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. Donald (Bonnie) WALTERS, Roann; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clyde [FUNNELL], Warsaw, and Levi [FUNNELL], Niles, Mich.; two stepsisters, Mrs. Jane KESLING, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Harley MYERS, Chili.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. DST at the Gilead Methodist church with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the residence from 2 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state an hour before services. Moyer-Haupert funeral home of Akron is in charge of the arrangements.

Monday, April 28, 1958

Arthur Mahoney
Arthur MAHONEY, 84, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a two-year illness. He resided one and a half miles south of Argos.
Born July 14, 1873, at Albany, Mo., he had resided in the Argos community 16 years, coming there from St. Louis. His parents were Beverly and Nancy Jane HELMS MAHONEY. He was married Aug. 15, 1895, to Elnora WAITE, who survives.
Mr. Mahoney, a retired government meat inspector, was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. C. A. (Ilah) REED, Culver, Mrs. Norman (Mary Jane) BENAGO, Iberta, Mo., and Miss Irene MAHONEY, at home; two sons, A. WAITE, R.R. 3, Argos, and B. A. WAITE, Little Rock, Ark.; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Turner [MAHONEY], Ottumwa, Ia.
Funeral rites will be at 3 p.m. DST Tuesday at the Argos Methodist church with the Rev. E. J. PETERS officiating. Cremation will be at the Flanner and Buchanan Crematorium in Indianapolis. Friends may call at the funeral home until 2 p.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the service.

Alice Daniels
Mrs. Alice RYLAND DANIELS, pioneer resident of Rochester, died at 98 years of age in Peoria, Ill., Sunday. She resided at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. C. GRIER, 1524 South Callender street, Peoria.
Born in Rochester on Sept. 2, 1859, she was the daughter of Fred and Josephine SHRYOCK RYLAND. She was married to Victor DANIELS, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Florence GRIER, Peoria, and Mrs. Nellie WALDRON, New York City; two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and two cousins, Mrs. Kathleen McBAIN and Mrs. James HUGHSTON, both of Lake Manitou. Two daughters preceded her in death.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. DST Wednesday at the Citizens cemetery with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. The body is expected to arrive here from Peoria Tuesday night and will be taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Samuel R. Whittenberger
Samuel R. WHITTENBERGER, 84, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. Death, from a cerebral hemorrhage, came after an eight-day illness.
Born Feb. 6, 1874, in Henry township, he was the son of Reuben and Hester MILLER WHITTENBERGER. He was married at Rochester in 1895 to Daisy PEARSON, who died in 1955. Mr. Whittenberger, a retired farmer, had spent his entire life near Akron.
Surviving are one son, Ralph [WHITTENBERGER], R.R. 1, Akron; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. One son, Cleo [WHITTENBERGER], two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. DST at the Sheets funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. Harold CONRAD, officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 29, 1958

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Wednesday, April 30, 1958

Broda Starner
Broda STARNER, 77, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, a native of Fulton county, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community hospital at Bremen after suffering a stroke last Friday.
A farmer in the Walnut Church of the Brethren community, Mr. Starner was born near Talma on April 5, 1881 and had lived in the Fulton-Marshall county area all his life. He was the son of Harrison and Anna May YEAZEL STARNER.
On Aug. 13, 1918, he was married in Plymouth to Frances Pearl ROHRABAUGH, who survives
Also surviving are three sons, Lloyd [STARNER], Macy and George and Glen [STARNER], South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Warren (Annabell) GROMAN, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three half-sisters, Mrs. Fred (Minnie) LOGAN, Mrs. Paul (Violet) HULS, and Mrs. Ralph (Eva) SMITH, all of Rochester. One son preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Eldon EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today, until noon Friday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Thursday, May 1, 1958

Walter Sayger
Walter SAYGER, 75, Elkhart, a former Athens resident, died at his home Wednesday morning. His father, William M. SAYGER, operated the sawmill in Athens years ago.
Among the survivors are two brothers, Hershel [SAYGER], Rochester, and Perry [SAYGER], Logansport, and several nieces and nephews from Rochester and Fulton county.
Services will be at 11 a.m.Saturday in the Church of God at Elkhart. The body is at the White funeral home, Elkhart.

C. O. Sturgeon
C. O. (Orland) STURGEON, 60, R.R. 3, Rochester, died suddenly at 1:10 a.m. today at his home. He had had a coronary condition for two years.
A lifelong resident of Richland township, he was born in that township on Jan. 9, 1898 to Isaac and Rebecca RUNNELS STURGEON.
On May 28, 1920, he was married in Rochester to Fannie KRATHWOHL, who survives.
Mr. Sturgeon was an employee of the Fulton county highway department for 17 years and also was a farmer. He was a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge.
Also surviving are two daughters, Miss Jane STURGEON, chicago, and Mrs. Gerald (Mary) OVERMYER, Santa Ana, Cal.; a grandson, Jerry [OVERMYER], Santa Ana; a sister, Mrs. F. E. REISH, Caledonia, O.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Dale HAMILTON of Monon officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the lodge will conduct graveside rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Friday.

Friday, May 2, 1958

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Saturday, May 3, 1958

Woodson S. Nelson
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Woodson S. NELSON, 83, lifelong resident of the Kewanna area, who died early Friday morning at the Miller nursing home in Rochester. Death came after a long illness.
Burial will be in the Barnett cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Nelson ws the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benona NELSON and formerly operated a butcher shop in Kewanna. He was married to Catherine BARNETT, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lillian INGRAM, Kewanna; and sister, Mrs. Vina HIGHNECKER, Winamac; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Bruce Rentschler
Bruce RENTSCHLER, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett RENTSCHLER, who reside three miles southeast of Fulton, was suffocated this morning when buried under shelled corn which he was helping unload from an overhead bin on his father's farm.
The mishap occurred about 10 a.m. and Dr. Dean K. STINSON, county coroner, pronounced the boy dead about 11:30 a.m., after he had been rushed to Woodlawn hospital. A resuscitator was rushed to the farm in an attempt to revive the boy.

Sam Rensberger
Sam RENSBERGER, 55, Delong, died suddenly at 6:45 p.m. Friday from a heart attack.
He was born in June, 1902, and had lived in the Delong community 12 years, coming there from Monterey. He was a ditch contractor by occupation.
Surviving are the wife, the former Pearl CHANEY; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Fern) HILAND, Michiagn, and four sons, Herman and Dean [RENSBERGER], both of Plymouth; Roy [RENSBERGER], Macy, and Rowdy [RENSBERGER], Monterey.
Funeral rites are incomplete. The Easterday funeral home at Culver is in charge.

Monday, May 5, 1958

Bruce Everett Rentschler
Funeral services were held this afternoon for Bruce Everett RENTSCHLER, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett RENTSCHLER of near Fulton. The boy died of suffocation Saturday morning when buried by shelled corn after falling into a bin.
Rites were held in the family home, 2 1/2 miles southeast of Fulton. The Rev. Donald ABBEY officiated, assisted by the Rev. Lincoln LEHUE. Burial was in the Fulton cemetery.
The accident happened on the farm of Bruce's grandmother, Mrs. Mattie RENTSCHLER, 3 1/2 miles southeast of Fulton. The boy was in a large corncrib to draw shelled corn and elevate it into another bin to be hauled away.
Bruce's brother, Thomas [RENTSCHLER], 8, was with him at the time. Thomas said Bruce apparently slipped and fell into the bin.
Thomas notified his grandmother, who called the Fulton fire department. They applied artificial respiration until the Rochester fire department arrived with a resuscitator. The latter was used on the boy while enroute to Woodlawn hospital in Rochester and attempts to revive him continued at the hospital another 45 minutes. He was pronounced dead about 11:30 a.m.
Bruce was born Oct. 28, 1946, and had spent his entire life in the Fulton community. He was a sixth grade pupil in the Fulton school. Also surviving are one sister, Sue Ann [RENTSCHLER], at home, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bertha [NELLANS] of Fulton.

Tuesday, May 6, 1958

Charles T. Smith
Charles T. SMITH, 81, died at 7:55 p.m. Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Richard EVANS, in Pleasant Mills, Ind., after a five-month illness. A resident of Macy, he had lived in that community most of his life.
Born Oct. 1, 1876, in Carroll county, he was married July 16, 1899, to Minnie J. PULVER. His parents were Hugh M. and Martha A. REDMAN SMITH. A retired blacksmith, he was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Gretchen) EVANS, Pleasant Mills; two sons, Omer H. [SMITH], Corpus Christi, Texas, and R. Byron [SMITH], Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Tim ROSS, South Bend; two granddaughters, and three great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were two daughters, one grandson, three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Jack PAVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Dwick funeral home in Decatur after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church from noon Thursday until the hour of the service.

Wednesday, May 7, 1958

Pearl Marie Kline
Final rites for Mrs. Pearl Marie [BUNNELL] KLINE, 70, a Fulton county native, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Paul JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour before services.
Mrs. Kline, a resident of Leiters Ford for 44 years, died at her home at 1 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of two years. She also lived in Oklahoma for five years.
She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, the W.S.C.S. and the Community Civic Circle.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Frances BOWERSOX, Mrs. Bernice HARTZ, Mrs. Betty STAYTON and Mrs. June WELLING, all of Leiters Ford; Mrs. Wilhelime GINTHER, Akron; Mrs. Margaret CORBIN, Greencastle, and Mrs. Dorothy BURCH, Monterey; a step-daughter, Mrs. Evelyn MACKENZIE, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, Cal.; a son, Robert KLINE, R.R. 1, Culver; fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Also three sisters, Mrs. Jacob WALTERS, Mrs. Audine MANUAL and Mrs. Frank RAWLES, all of South Bend, and three brothers, Ross [BUNNELL], South Bend; Walter [BUNNELL], Long Beach, Cal, and Leonard [BUNNELL], Edwardsburg, Mich. Two brothers are deceased.

Iva Bowen
Mrs. Frank (Iva) BOWEN, North Manchester, mother of Mrs. Don (Mary) SHRUM, R.R. 4, Rochester, died in Woodlawn hospital Monday night after a critical illness of two weeks.
She was a former resident of Fulton, where her husband managed the grain elevator. Later, they moved to a farm near Servia, Ind., and after 19 years, moved to North Manchester. Mr. Bowen preceded his wife in death.
Mrs. Bowen was born on March 22, 1883 in Rockford, O., and was married on May 10, 1917. She was a member of the United Brethren church in North Manchester.
Surviving besides Mrs. Shrum is a sister, Mrs. Clarence EXUM, Miami, Fla., and two grandchildren, Douglas and Crystal SHRUM. A daughter preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the North Manchester E.U.B. church with the Rev. Walter HOUSE officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery in Rockford. Friends may call at the Burgess funeral home in North Manchester.

Thursday, May 8, 1958

Lura Rouch
Mrs. Lura McCLURE ROUCH, 79, widow of William ROUCH of Rochester, died early today in Plymouth. She had been living with a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Kathryn) ROEHL, in Lexington, Mich.
Mrs. Rouch lived in Rochester for eight years and was a bookkeeper for the Argos Telephone company for many years. She was a member of the Methodist church.
She was born in Argos on Oct. 26, 1878 to Isaih and Sarah HESS. Her first marriage was on Aug. 3, 1901 to A. J. McCLURE, who preceded her in death in April, 1934. She was married in Rochester to Mr. Rouch.
Surviving besides Mrs. Roehl is a son, Ray [McCLURE], Mishawaka; a sister, Mrs. Dosu DOSEFF, Chicago; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. E. J. PETERS officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Margaret L. Miller
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain funeral home for Mrs. Margaret L. MILLER, 79, R.R. 1, Macy, who died Tuesday morning at her home on R.R. 1, Macy, following a year's illness.
The Rev. N. A. GILLILAND will officiate and burial will be in the Chili cemetry. Friends may call at ehe funeral home on U.S. 31 at the junction of Ind. 16.
Born Aug. 10, 1878, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah JEFFERSON WIBEL. She was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband, Philip MILLER; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel LONG, R.R. 1, Macy, and two brothers, Edward [WIBEL], Toledo, and Benjamin [WIBEL], R.R. 3, Peru.

Friday, May 9, 1958

David Mitchell
Prayer services were held at 10:30 a.m. today in the Foster and Good funeral home for David MITCHELL, day-old son of Frederick P. and Sue Ann BURT MITCHELL, 1201 Main street. The infant died at 3 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. He was born Wednesday at 1 a.m.
The Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiated at the last rites and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Surviving besides the parents, are one sister, Marilyn [MITCHELL], and one brother, William [MITCHELL], both at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred MITCHELL, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BURT, Bourbon; the patrnal great-grandfather, A. E. MILLER, Rochester; the matrnal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam WRIGHT, Bourbon, and two aunts and one uncle.

Saturday, May 10, 1958

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Monday, May 12, 1958

Mary C. Hiatt
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Richland Center Methodist church for Mrs. Mary Charlotte HIATT, 78, who died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Memorial hospital in South Bend.
Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Grace Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before services.
Mrs. Hiatt, who resided at 1500 Main street with her son, John [HIATT], had been seriously ill since Wednesday and in failing health three years. Death was due to coronary embolism.
She was born Oct. 21, 1879, near Culver in the Poplar Grave community, the daughter of Pulaski and Lettie CLIFTON WICKIZER. She was married Feb. 24, 1905, to [William Alvin] HIATT, who died in 1933.
She was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving besides the son, John, are two daughters, Mrs. Florence KENYON, Littleton, Colo., and Mrs. Marjorie MOSHER, South Bend; one brother, Roy WICKIZER, Culver; one sister, Mrs. Blanche LOWRY, Hibbard; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

William M. Lewis
William M. LEWIS, 300 North Michigan street, Argos, died at 12:10 a.m. today in the Landis nursing home in Argos at the age of 94 years. He had been ill the past thee weeks.
He was born Aug. 18, 1863, near Denver in Miami county the son of Samuel and Mary MATCHETT LEWIS. He was married Jan 14. 1888, in Miami county to Elva F. THARP, who died in April, 1943. A retired farmer, he had spent 70 years in the Argos community.
Mr. Lewis is the last member of an original family of 10 children.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Esther) ROHRER and Mrs. Harold (Vivian) UMBAUGH, both of Argos; two sons, Clyde [LEWIS], Kokomo, and Ernest [LEWIS], Argos; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesdahy at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Eldon EVANS of the Walnut Berthren church officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn, cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Rev. Alvin J. Eshelman
The Rev. Alvin Joseph ESHELMAN, 80, a native of Fulton county, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of his son, George, 7004 Martha drive, Fort Wayne. He had been ill six months.
Born May 22, 1877, in Fulton county, he was the son of George and Suzanna DICKERHOFF ESHELMAN. He had lived in Fulton and Miami counties all his life. His marriage was in 1898 to Laura GERARD, who died in 1945.
An ordained minister of the Church of God, he served the Akron church several years.
Surviving, besides the son, George [ESHELMAN], are three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Two sons and one sister preceded him in death.
Fneral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery near Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 13, 1958

Cora E. McCrosky
Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Cora Edith McCROSKY, 70, who died at 4:15 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. William KEITH, pastor of the Fulton Baptist church, will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. McCrosky, who spent most of her life northwest of Fulton, had been admitted to the hospital at noon Monday. She resided at Ohio and Sixth streets here but had spent the past five years in a nursing home.
Born near Deedsville in Miami county on Jan. 25, 1888, she was the daugher of John W. and Mary E. STECKED JONES. She was married Feb. 11, 1911, in Rochester to Delbert McCROSKY, who preceded her in death Feb. 10, 1952.
She was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving is a stepson, Raymond McCROSKY, Star City. One son, Robert Lee [McCROSKY], died in 1918.

Charles G. Madeford
Charles G. MADEFORD, 77, Gilead, brother of Frank MADEFORD, Akron, died in Woodlawn hospital at 8:25 p.m. Monday after an illness of one week.
A 50-year memer of the Masonic Lodge at Roann and a member of the Brethren church, Mr. Madeford was born May 5, 1881 to Alvin and Sarah A. YODER MADEFORD. He was married three times, his last wife, [Dott GRIFFIN] [MADEFORD], precedeing him in death in 1954.
Surviving besides his brother are two sisters, Mrs. Eura REESE, Walkerton, and Mrs. Pearl GESSENER, Devil Lake, N.D.; three step-sons, Kenneth, Lamoine and Clifton FLORA, all of Hammond and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron cemetery Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Willard C. Zolman
Willard C. ZOLMAN, 79, Mentone, died at 1 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth. He had spent all his life in Fulton and Kosciusko counties near Mentone.
A retired farmer, Mr. Zolman was born in Fulton county May 9, 1882 to John and Susie HAIMBAUGH ZOLMAN. His marriage was to Alta Maude TOWNSEND, who survives.
Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Elsie) MOCK, North Webstr; three sons, Emerson, at Petersburg, Fla., Wayne, Tippecanoe, and Carl [ZOLMAN], Mentone; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Dallas [ZOLMAN], Santa Clara, Cal.
Funeral services are pending the arrival of the brother. The body lies at the Reed funeral home in Mentone.

Wednesday, May 14, 1958

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Thursday, May 15, 1958

Chester Devid Fish, Jr.
Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Citizens cemetery for Chester David FISH, Jr., who was stillborn at 8:50 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
The infant wasthe son of Chester D. and Dorothy KNIGHT FISH, 1523 Wallace avenue. Also surviving are the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace KNIGHT, and one brother and five sisters.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 9 a.m. Friday.

Friday, May 16, 1958

Myrtilla Overmyer
Myrtilla OVERMYER, 81, died Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Don BRUCE, at Culver after a long illness.
A native of Shelby county, she moved to Fulton county when a small child and had spent most of her life in this and Marshall counties. She was born June 7, 1878, the daughter of James and Sarah DAVIS McKEE. Her marriage was to Frank L. OVERMYER, who died Dec. 23, 1935.
She was a member of the Culver E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the daughtter, Mrs. Nina BRUCE, Culver; two sons, Jesse [OVERMYER], Culver, and Ben [OVERMYER], Elkhart; one sister, Lydia MEYERS, Culver; three brothers, Russell McKEE, Osyka, Miss., John McKEE, Culver, and Lester McKEE, Brook; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Dessie COOK, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Culver E.U.B. church with the Rev. V. L. PALMER officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery south of Culver. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver until 1 p.m. Sunday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

David C. Fishback
David C. FISHBACK, 80, R.R. 3, Peru, was found dead in the barn on his farm about 12:30 p.m. Thursday by a neighbor, Harry HOWARD.
Dr. O. B. JOHNSON, Miami county coroner, said that death was due to strangulation by hanging. He said Mr. Fishback had been despondent several years.
A resident of the Denver community since 1912, he is survived by his wife, Carrie [FISHBACK]; two sons, Hubert [FISHBACK], Frankfort, and Ross [FISHBACK], Denver, and three brothers, Edward [FISHBACK], Roceste, and Frank and John [FISHBACK], Veedersburg.
Rites are pending at the McCain funeral home.

Eber C. Harlan
Eber C. "Bud" HARLAN, 72, died at 2 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Death, which came suddenly, was caused by a coronary occlusion.
Mr. Harlan, who resided in Disko, had lived in that community since 1924. He was born Feb. 4, 1886, in Pleasantville,O., to the Rev. S. D. and Sarah JORDON HARLAN. He was married at Akron in 1913 to Blanche GROGG, who survives.
A retired employee of the Buckeye Pipeline company, he had been in the gravel business at Disko. Mr. Harlan was a member of the Church of God at Wooster, O.
Surviving, besides the widow, are three sons, Herbert and Kenneth [HARLAN], both of Disko, and Richard B. [HARLAN], Akron; one brother, A. V. HARLAN, Orrville, O.; and two grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Disko Methodist church with the Rev. Dale SESLAR officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the residence, where the vody will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home, from 11 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the service.

Saturday, May 17, 1958

Jennie Davis
Mrs. Jennie DAVIS, Rochester, who for several years lived near Chaney's landing on the north shore of Lake Manitou, died Friday in St. Francis hospital, Beech Grove, Ind. She left Lake Manitou a few months ago because of illness.
A former Indianapolis reisdent, Mrs. Davis was married in that city Aug. 16, 1925, to John "Jack" DAVIS, who died in 1955. Mr. Davis was superintendent of the Rochester Metal Products company plant from 1934 to 1949.
Surviving ar two daughters, Mrs. Helen MARTIN, Chicago, and Mrs. Frances FERGUSON, Beech Grove; a granddaughter, Mrs. Bobbie Lou GODSEY, Indianapolis, and a grandson, Joe MARTIN, Chicago.
Services will be t 2 p.m. Monday at 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 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 19, 1958

Bertha B. Hiland
Mrs. Bertha B. HILAND, 81, 1209 Franklin avenue, a Rochester resident for many years, died at 10:15 o'clock this morning at Woodlawn hospital of uremic poisoning. She had been ill about 10 days.
Born in Marshall county on Dec. 28, 1876, Mrs. Hiland lived at one time on the Bailey farm southwest of Rochester, moving from threre to Franklin avenue in 1941. She was the daughter of Daniel and Hartha STURGEON FRY.
Her first marriage was on Dec. 27, 1894 to Alvin Baker POLLEY, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 30, 1939, she was married to Charles A. HILAND, who died in 1955.
Mrs. Hiland was a housewife and member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are three sons, Perry POLLEY, Plymouth, Ernest [POLLEY], Chesterton, Ind., and Marion [POLLEY], Toledo, O.; four daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Mable) ALDERFER and Mrs. Charles (Arvilla) QUACKENBUSH, both of Rochester, Mrs. Donald (Sylvia) MYERS, Plymouth, and Mrs. Leonard (Rhoda) ZENSEN, LaPorte.
Also eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. A daughter, Elsie [POLLEY], died in 1919.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester Church of God with the pastor, the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery at Culver.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.

Robert Lee Wynn
Robert Lee WYNN, 51, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at his home on R.R. 1, Culver, in the Maxinkuckee community. Death came suddenly, from a heart attack.
Born Feb. 12, 1907, near Richland Center, he was the son of William S. and Martha MILLER WYNN. He was married Nov. 7, 1928 to Victoria May STAYTON and had spent all his married life in the Culver area.
A member of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church and of the East Side Conservation club, he was employed as foremen of theboiler room at Culver Military Academy.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Bryce (Ann) BIGLEY, Culver; two sons, Nelson Lee [WYNN], at home and Everett E. [WYNN], in the Navy with the USS Rochester, now at sea; one granddaughter; one brother, Cleo WYNN, R.R. 1, Culver; three sisters, Mrs. Ted (Blanche) BUTLER and Mrs. Ralph (Fern) BRYANT, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Arista (Katie) PERSONETT, Kinnewick, Wash.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. James FITZHUGH of Rockford, Ill., officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Paul C. Dorsett
Paul C. DORSETT, 50, was pronounced dead of carbon monoxide poisoning by Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, at 3:45 p.m. Suday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been taken from his home at 325 East Sixth street.
Born May 15, 1908, in Clinton, he was the son of Samuel and Bertha REED DORSETT. He was married Sept. 25, 1937, at South Bend to Laura Pearl O'CONNELL, who survives. He came to this community from Clinton and had resided the past 40 years in Rochester and Richland township.
Mr. Dorsett was employed as a machinist at the Indiana Metal Products company plant north of the city.
Also surviving are one stepdaughter, Mrs. Carl (Patricia Anne) ENYART, South Bend; three step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster and Good funeral home with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Clara Leiter
Mrs. Clara LEITER, 85, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Maple Manor Rest Home at Libertyville, Ill., where she had been a patient for the past five months. Mrs. Leiter, who resided many years at 419 Jefferson street here, had been ill for three years. Death was caused by paralysis.
Born May 6, 1873, near Leiters Ford, she was the daughter of Christopher and Rebecca ZOOK CAMPBELL. She was married to Ulysses A. LEITER, who also resides at the Maple Manor home in Libertyville.
Mrs. Leiter was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one son, Albert C. [LEITER], Gurnee, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Lynn (Hazel) BEAMAN, Winnetka, Ill., and Miss Florence LEITER, Cedar Rapids, Ia.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. George Van KIRK, Kentland; two brothers, Charles C. CAMPBELL, Rochester, and B. B. CAMPBELL, Gary.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Parley W. Groves
Parley W. GROVES, 77, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Nursing Home here from a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Groves, who resided on R.R. 2, Rochester, had been ill the past five years, seriously the past year.
Born June 1, 1880, at White Oak, W. Va., he was the son of William and Daisy SINES GROVES. He came here six years ago from West Virginia. His marriage [was] on April 9, 1901, at White Oak, to Ethel FRIEND, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Groves was a retired employee of the state sanitarium at Terre Alta, W. Va. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Guy (Pauline) CRIST, Logansport, formerly of Rochester; Mrs. M. L. (Josephine) MONTGOMERY, Pittsburgh; Mrs. James (Gertrude) MOON, Terra Alta; eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandcildren. A brother and sister also preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Terra Alta Methodist church with the Rev. E. J. DUNKIN officiating. Burial will be in Terra Alta. The body was removed from the Foster & Good funeral home to Terra Alta this morning.

Tuesday, May 20, 1958

Frederick Easterday
Frederick EASTERDAY, 45, Peru, brother of Mrs. Ernest TUCKER and Mrs. Jack SHAMBEAU of Akron, was killed Sunday when his car turned over on U.S. 24 east of Peru.
Easterday died of a skull fracture, according to Miami Coroner Dr. O. B. JOHNSON. A passenger in his car, Dixie DeVORE, 15, Wabash, suffered bruises and shock. She was treated at Dukes hospital in Peru and released.
Driver of a second care involved, Thomas JONES, 19, R.R. 2, Wabash, said he heard tires screeching from the rear. The Easterday auto struck the Jones care in the back, pushing it off onto the berm. Easterday's car skidded down the highway and came to a stop 400 feet from the point of impact.
Surviving Easterday are his wife, one daughter, three brothers and three other sisters. The Drake-Flowes funeral home in Peru is in charge of the funeral arrangements, which await the arrival of a brother from Army duty in Germany.

Wednesday, May 21, 1958

[no obits]

Thursday, May 22, 1958

Fred D. Alexander
Fred D. ALEXANDER, 65, died at 5:57 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital after a four-week illness. He resided at 1125 Main street in Rochester.
A resident of the city for 57 years, Mr. Alexander came here from Kokomo. He was born in Tipton county, Jan. 10, 1893, the son of Austrilia and Jessie DABNEY ALEXANDER. He was married June 28, 1931, in Attica, to Minnie M. CESSNA, who survives.
A veteran of World War I duty in France, Mr. Alexander was a charter member of the Leroy Shelton Post 36, American Legion, in this city. He also was a member of the First Baptist church and of the Rochester Masonic Lodge No. 79.
Recently retired from active employment, he had worked at the Coffee Shop and at the Topps garment factory. Active in city Democrat party circles he was a former treasurer of the Democrat city Committee.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Ms. Betty Lou HAYDEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Mary Jo HANNSEN, Norfolk, Va.; three grandchildren, Dennis HAYDEN and Sharon and Donnie HANNSEN, his mother, Mrs. Austrilia ALEXANDER, Elkhart; two brothers, Frank [ALEXANDER], Rochester, and William [ALEXANDER], Elkhart; one sister, Mrs. Geneva COOPER, Elkhart, and several nieces and nephews. His father and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The Leroy Shelton Post, American Legion, will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Mrs. Frank Good
Mrs. Frank GOOD, 92, mother of Charles J. GOOD, teacher at Talma high school, died at 6 a.m. today at her home in Warren. She had been in failing health two years.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Warren. The H. Brown and Son funeral home at Warren is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, May 23, 1958

Julia Farner
Mrs. Julia LINEBARGER FARNER, who had lived for 15 years on R.R. 2, Akron, with her granddaughter, Mrs. Claude BILLINGS, died at 8:30 a.m. today at 93 years of age. She died at the Billings home.
A narive of West Union, Ind., Mrs. Farner was born June 30, 1864. She came to Akron from Montezuma, Ind.
Her marriage was to Conrad FARNER and she was a member of the West Union Methodist church.
Surviving besides Mrs. Billings, who is editor of The Akron News, is a daughter, Mrs. Albert HANS, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Arthur SCOTT of California, and five grandchildren.
Her husband, three sons and a daughter preceded her in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Brown funeral home at Montezuma, with burial in the West Union cemetery. The body will be removed from the Sheetz funeral home in Akron to Montizuma Saturday morning.

Mary C. Thomas
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Mary C. THOMAS, 77, who died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at her home, 317 Fulton avenue, following a short illness.
The Rev. Delmar KRUEGER will officiate and burial will be in the Bremen cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Feb. 25, 1881, at Kendallville, Mrs. Thomas was the daughter of Adam and Mary HARTMAN. She had lived in the city 13 years, moving here from Bremen. She was married Jan. 16, 1944, in Rochester, to Harry THOMAS.
Surviving are the husband, three sisters, Mrs. FRAHM, Mt. Vernon, Wash.; Mrs. Ida GEHRIG, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Cora DENNY, Bishopville, S.C., and two brothers, Alvin HARTMAN, Rochester, and Theodore HARTMAN, Holden, Mo.
Mrs. Thomas was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church here.

Rose Carrothers
Mrs. Rose CARROTHERS, 89, Akron, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two years and one month.
Born Dec. 17, 1868, in Chillicothe, O., she had lived in the Akron community for the past 81 years. Her parents were William and Matilda WARD FUNK. Her first marriage was in 1898 to Daniel CLEMANS, who died in 1922, and in 1924 she was married to Henry CARROTHERS, who died in 1945.
Mrs. Carrothers was a member of the Akron Methodist church and of the W.S.C.S. of the church.
The only survivors are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 Sunday at the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER, assisted by the Rev. Claude FAWNS, officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour before services.

Saturday, May 24, 1958

Henry Adkins
Mrs. Yvonne Bernice ADKINS, 24 shot and killed her 35-year-old husband about 6:15 p.m. Friday while he slept at home, 2 1/2 miles northeast of Twelve Mile, just across the southern boundary line of Fulton county.
Mrs. Adkins said she shot her husband, Henry [ADKINS], because she "had enough of his getting drunk and beating me." The sheriff's office said she fired one bullet from a .22 caliber rifle into Adkins' head while he slept on a day bed in the living room.
Dr. M. B. STEWART, Cass county cooner, said Adkins died instantly when the bullet entered his right temple. He set an inquest for 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Adkins, mother of two small children, told the sheriff's department that she went to Logansport Friday looking for her hsband and found him in a tavern which relatives said he frequented.
She said Adkins kicked her when she found him and that she returned home, with her husband coming in later and going to sleep on the day bed.
Mrs. Adkins said she shot her husband once at close range and then called the sheriff's office, telling Jailer Herman HODGES, "I shot my husband." At the home, she told officers, "He came home drunk and I shot him. There he is. Now put me in jail." She is being held in Cass county jail.
The Adkins' children, Terry Lynn [ADKINS], 2, and James Lee [ADKINS], 3, were playing in the yard when the shooting occurred.
Warren PARKER, father of Mrs. Adkins, said, "We've expected this for a long time." He said that Adkins had given his daughter "nothing but brouble" since their marriage about 4 1/2 years ago.

Monday, May 26, 1958

Charles A. Stevenson
Charles A. STEVENSON, who resided 1 1/2 miles south of Argos, died Sunday at 7:15 p.m. at the age of 93 years. Death came after a long illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arnold LAKE, 230 East Calvert street, South Bend.
Born March 16, 1865, in Wayne county, he was the son of Allen and Hannah COOK STEVENSON. He was married Oct. 27, 1887, in Marshall county to Olie BECK, who died March 3, 1933. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arnold (Lulu) LAKE and Mrs. Morean SOUTH, both of South Bend; and Mrs. Herschel (Beulah) IRWIN, Plymouth; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Mrs. Fern RAY, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Argos Christian church with the Rev. Paul HULBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Tuesday, May 27, 1958 to Wednesday, May 28, 1958

[no obits]

Thursday, May 29, 1958

Ernest E. Benedict
Ernest E. BENEDICT, 74, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the South Bend Osteopathic hospital after a six-month illness. He resided on R.R. 1, Culver.
Born June 27, 1883, in the Poplar Grove community, he had spent his lifetime there. He was married Feb. 1, 1905, at Teegarden, Ind., to Alma McBRIDE, who survives. His parents were Eugene and Rosa WELKER BENEDICT. Mr. Benedict was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Allen (Ruth) RUDD, Plymouth; Mrs. Paul (Ernestine) RENZ, LaPorte, and Mrs. Leonard (Barbara) ZEMIT, Hampton, Va.; three sons, Victor G. [BENEDICT], Millbra, Cal; Dale G. [BENEDICT], Ligonier, and Eugene G. [BENEDICT], R.R. 1, Culver; nineteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Olive) VOREIS, Culver, and two brothers, Edgar J. [BENEDICT], Wash., and Forrest [BENEDICT], R.R. 3, Argos. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Poplar Grove Methodist church with the Rev. E. J. PETERS officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today until noon Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state an hour prior to the services.

Carroll Connerly
Carroll CONNERLY, Greencastle, father of Mrs. Harold EMMONS, formerly of Rochester, died Thursday in Greencastle.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy ESHELMAN, R.R. 1, Rochester, will attend the funeral in Greencastle Friday afternoon. Mrs. Eshelman is a sister of Harold Emmons.

William Harvey
Funeral services for William Carl HARVEY, 72, 1018 Monroe street, will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday. Mr. Harvey died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since May 13. Death came after a long illness.
The Rev. Fremont WILLMERT will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Nevada, O., cemetery. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Born Jan. 1, 1886 in Bucyrus, O., Mr. Harvey was the son of George and Delila HALLIWELL HARVEY. Employed as an auto and farm implement salesman, he was a member of the Eagles lodge here.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ira SWARTZ, Nevada, O.,and Mrs. Tully PONTIOUS, Rochester; a brother, Ora J. [HARVEY], Bucyrus, O.; and several nieces and nephews.

Nettie Dickerhoff
Mrs. Nettie DICKERHOFF, Akron, died at 11:30 a.m. today at the Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne. She was the widow of A. E. DICKERHOFF, who died in 1955.
Surviving are one daughter, Edna [DICKERHOFF], and one son, Earl [DICKERHOFF], both of Fort Wayne. The Sheetz funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Saturday, May 31, 1958

Nettie Dickerhoff
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Brethren church for Mrs. Nettie DICKERHOFF, 76, Akron, who died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne, after a two-year illness.
The Rev. Ralph HOFFMAN will officiate at the rites, assisted by the Rev. Ralph McFADDEN. Burial will be in the [Gaerte] cemetery, south of Akron. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state an hour prior to the services.
Mrs. Dickerhoff was born in Nokoma, Kan., Oct. 17, 1881, the daughter of James and Alice WYNN OGDEN. She was married in 1900 at Rochester to [Alsines] E. DICKERHOFF, who died in 1955. She was a member of the Akron Cooperative Brethren church.
Surviving are one daughter, Edna [DICKERHOFF], Fort Wayne; one son, Earl [DICKERHOFF], Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Dora HOFFMAN, Miss Lucy OGDEN and Mrs. Mary FULTZ, all of Rochester; and two grandchildren. One son died in infancy

Dora M. Moon
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Bruce Lake Community church, Bruce Lake Station, for Mrs. Dora Maude MOON, 70, who died Thursday night at Woodlawn hospital here after a long illness. She resided near Kewanna.
The Rev. D. D. LAVENGOOD will officiate at the last rites and bueial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. Sunday from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where friends may call until that hour.
Born Aug. 23, 1887, Mrs. Moon was the daughter of Henry A. and Julia LUNSFORD GUISE. On March 23, 1910, she was married to Charles MOON, who survives. She was a member of the Bruce Lake Community church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen WOOLINGTON, Kewanna, and Dorothy MOON, Summit, Ill.; one son, Herman Henry MOON, Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Grace GARVEY, Kewanna.

Charles M. Smith
Charles M. SMITH, 52, son of Mrs. Della SMITH of Rochester, died suddenly at his home in Meadville, Pa., Friday.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is being returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.

Monday, June 2, 1958

Albert Irvin Cunningham
Final rites for Albert Irvin CUNNINGHAM, 49, 1519 Jefferson street, father of Mrs. Lester PICKEL of Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Vern STUBER, Loree, Ind., will officiate and burial will be in the Rankin cemetery six miles south of Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Cunningham died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday in Memorial hospital at South Bend after an illness of one year.
A native of Miami county, Mr. Cunningham was born April 22, 1909, the son of George and Daisy STEVENSON CUNNINGHAM. He came to Rochester 13 years ago from Frankfort. He was employed by the Delco Radio company in Kokomo and was a member of the Moose lodge and the Immanuel Brethren church in Loree. He formerly managed the Cloverleaf creamery in Frankfort.
In 1935 he was married in Peru to Edith L. GRUWELL,who survives. Also surviving, besides Mrs. Pickel, is another daughter, Janet Sue [CUNNINGHAM], at home, and one sister, Mrs. Earl POFF, Peru. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Charles M. Smith
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Charles M. SMITH, 51, Fulton county native who died Friday afternoon at his home, 225 Lincoln avenue, in Meadville, Pa.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate at the rites, assisted by the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.
In ill health since April 1, Mr. Smith's death was attributed to a heart ailment. He had resided in Meadville for the past two years.
Born July 17, 1906, near Akron, he was the son of Melvin and Della OVERMYER SMITH. In 1930, he was married to Hattie HOOVER, who survives. Mr. Smith was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving besides the wife, of Sawyer, Mich., are one daughter, Mrs. Don SKORUPA, Bridgman, Mich.; his mother, Mrs. Della SMITH, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Goldie KOFRON, Rochester; and three brothers, Donald Leroy [SMITH], Logansport; Richard Lee [SMITH], Rochester, and Israel J. [SMITH], South Bend.

Tuesday, June 3, 1958 to Saturday, June 7, 1958

[no obits]

Monday, June 9, 1958

Carrie Pullen
Mrs. Carrie PULLEN, 79, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had lived the past three years. Death came after two weeks' serious illness.
Born July 25, 1878, in Grass Creek, she was the daughter of John and Almedia URBIN KUMLER. She had resided in Fulton and Marshall counties almost all her life. Her first marriage was Sept. 5, 1900, to Philemon PHILLIPS, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was June 21, 1935, to Emmerson PULLEN, who also prceded her in death.
She was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving are one daughter, Geneva GERITULA, Portland, Ore.; one son, Dean PHILLIPS, R.R. 2, Argos; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy KUMLER, Grass Creek; Bright KUMLER, Mt. Pleasant, Mich., and several nieces and nephews. One son, one daughter and one brother preceded her in death.
Rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church with the Rev. D. L. PELLETT officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state an hour before services.

Georgia E. Brower
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Georgia E. BROWER, 76, who died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in her home at 217 West Fourth street. She had been ill since May 9.
Born July 10, 1881, in Akron, she was the daughter of Alvin E. and Lucinda ZARTMAN SHEETS. Her marriage was Jan. 1, 1900 in Rochester, to Harry L. BROWER, who died Oct. 21, 1946. Mrs. Brower, who had resided in Rochester the past 60 years, was a member of the First Presbyterian church for over 50 years.
She had been a member of the Rochester lodge, Order of Eastern Star, for 49 years and was a past matron. She was a charter member of the Froebel club.
Surviving are two sons, Donald L. [BROWER], Rochester, and Fred L. [BROWER], Anderson; one daughter, Mrs. Medrith (Dale) WELTY, Rochester; one brother, Esco SHEETS, Duneden, Fla.; one sister, Miss Edna SHEETS, Rochester; two grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. One son, Edward [BROWER], died in 1914.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD 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.

Fred Izzard
Fred IZZARD, former Rochester resident, died Friday at his home in Tulsa, Okla., it has been learned here. Death came from a heart attack after several years' illness. Surviving are the wife, three sisters and a cousin, Mrs. Monita QUINN, Rochester.

A. R. John Hatfield
Last rites for A. R. John HATFIELD of Talma, 60-year-old founder, owner and manager of the Rochester Machinery and Supply Company, Ind., located in that town, have been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Mr. Hatfield died Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in St. Joseph hospital, Fort Wayne. His death came as a shock since he had entered the hospital only May 31 for treatment of a circulatory disorder involving a blood clot in his right foot.
Born Jan. 18, 1898, in Talma, he had spent his life there except for a few years of residence in South Bend and Chicago. His parents were Loring W. and S. Viola ROSS HATFIELD. His marriage was on Jan. 5, 1943, in Chicago.
Mr. Hatfield was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post and of the Moose lodge.
Surviving are the wife, Lorraine K. [HATFIELD]; one daughter, Linda Lorraine [HATFIELD], at home; One brother, Ralph D. [HATFIELD], Talma; one sister, Mrs. O. E. (Cleo) NYE, also of Talma, and one niece, Mrs. Helen HEINLEY, Columbia City.
The Rev. Delbert RUBERG of Huntington, former pastor of the Talma Christian church, will officiate at the funeral, assisted by Legion Post members. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Carolyn Gardner
A one-car crash on U.S. 31 four miles north of Rochester Sunday morning accounted for one of the eight deaths on Indiana highways over the weekend.
Killed instantly in that accident, when she was decapitated, was Mrs. Carolyn GARDNER, 37, who lived a mile south of Argos on R.R. 1, - - - - - - - - - -.
Mrs. Gardner was riding in a southbound 1951 sedan driven by her husband, Harold D. GARDNER, 38, which skidded on the slick highway during a violent rainstorm and struck a tree in the east side of the road at about 8:45 a.m.
The husband received only minor bruises, but was taken to Woodlawn hospital here in a state of shock. He was dismissed Sunday evening.
State police and the sheriff's office said that Gardner passed another southbound car on the yellow line and then saw an oncoming auto. Trying to get back into his own lane, Gardner turned the steering wheel suddenly and the car skidded on the road, running off the highway on the left side.
The right front door of the car swung open and Mrs. Gardner was thrown into a horizontal position in the car, her head protruding out of the car. As the auto careened close to a tree, Mrs. Gardner was decapitated. The car came to a halt when it rammed into a big locust tree.
The car that Gardner passed was driven by Bob CLOUGH, Plymouth, officers said, but it did not stop. State police went to Plymouth this morning to try to contact Cloug to learn more about the accident.
The Gardners were on their way to Delphi to get their daughter, Christina [GARDNER]. The car, which had two bald snowtires on the rear, was a total loss.
Mrs. Gardner was the second person killed in a county traffic accident this year. The first one was Samuel A. HASLET, 37, Indianapolis, who died April 23 aftr being injured April 19 in a one-car cash on U.S. 31 about a mile south of where the Gardner acident occurred.
Caroline M. GARDNER, daughter of David and Alvina SINCLAIR, was born June 19, 1920, in Wausau, Wis., and had resided in the Argos community 25 years, coming there from Chicago. She was married Sept. 8, 1939, to Harold GARDNER.
Also surviving are one daughter, Christina B. [GARDNER], and two sons, Michael and Scott [GARDNER], all at home, and the father, David SINCLAIR, R.R. 1, Argos. Her mother died in February, 1953.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Argos Christian church with the Rev. Ernest TREBER of Mooreland officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home.

Louis A. Ritzenthaler
Louis A. RITZENTHALER, 66, 301 West South street, Argos, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a two-year illness.
Born June 13, 1891, at Columbus, he had resided in Argos 3 1/2 years, coming there from Bourbon. His parents were John and Caroline RITZENTHALER. He was maried in 1937 at Columbus to Maria TOLIVER, who survives.
A member of the Columbus Redman's lodge, Mr. Ritzenthaler was a retired mechanic and molder and an employee of the Ritz-Craft trailer company in Argos.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert L. [RITZENTHALER], R.R. 1, Bourbon, and John A. [RITZENTHALER], Plymouth; one stepson, Marion TOLIVER, Seattle, Wash.; one brother, Edward [RITZENTHALER], Columbus, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Paul HOLBERT of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial will be in Garland Brook cemetery at Columbus, where gaveside rites will be 4 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Sylvia Dillman
Mrs. Sylvia DILLMAN, 77, died at 12:01 a.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David TIMBERMAN, a half-mile east of Disko, after a three-year illness. She had suffered a stroke last Wednesday.
Born June 7, 1881 in Packerton, Ind., she was the daughter of Abraham and Susan CARNES PRISER. She had resided the past five years in North Manchester, prior to that in Silver Lake. On March 10, 1900, in Silver Lake, she was married to Albert DILLMAN, who died in 1941.
Mrs.Dillman was a member of the North Manchester Church of Brethren.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ellen TIMBERMAN, Disko, Mrs. H. R. (Nora) MARTIN, North Manchestr, and Mrs. Keith (Dora) YOTTER, Warsaw; one son, Howard [DILLMAN] North Manchester; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. BERKEBILE of the Brethren church officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 10, 1958

Essie Shriver
Mrs. Essie SHRIVER, 82, Athens, died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage at 3:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had spent her entire life in the Athens community.
Born March 7, 1876, near Athens, Mrs. Shriver was the daughter of James and Adeline PONTIUS ALSPAUGH. Her first marriage was to John Wesley HARTMAN, who died in 1915. In 1921 she was married to Allen SHRIVER, who died in 1950.
Mrs. Shriver was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church and of the D.A.R.
Surviving are a son, Dean HARTMAN, Pierceton; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Joe (Grace) BOWEN, Akron, and a brother, Charles ALSPAUGH, Upland, Ind.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH of Atwood officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 11, 1958 to Thursday, June 12, 1958

[no obits]

Friday, June 13, 1958

Clarence Edgar Sheets
Clarence Edgar SHEETS, 81, died early today in his sleep at his Plymouth home after several years of ill health. He was a native of Fulton county.
Born Sept. 15, 1876, he was the son of William A. and Viola McCONNELL SHEETS, and was married to [Alma ] Videll [STEEN], March 8, 1900, at Rochester. He had lived 15 years in Plymouth, moving there fromArgos.
A retired farmer, he was a member of the Plymouth E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, Carl [SHEETS], Plymouth, and William [SHEETS], Talma; one daughter, Mrs. Donna GRIFFITH, Indianapolis, and one grandchild.
Rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Johnson and Sons funeral home in Plymouth with the Rev. D. C. KLINE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, June 14, 1958

[no obits]

Monday, June 16, 1958

Otto L. Grossman
Otto L. GROSSMAN, 81, founder of the Grossman funeral home in Argos, died in his sleep at 7:30 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where he had been a patient the past three weeks.
Mr. Grossman had spent 61 years as a funeral director in Argos, the past 27 years associated with his nephew, Holice A. GROSSMAN. He had resided in Argos 65 years. Although confined to a wheel chair the past seven years, he had remained active in the business.
Born Dec. 10, 1876, in the Twin Lakes community of Marshall county, he was the son of Daniel and Julia YEARICK GROSSMAN. His marriage was in 1902 to Bertha HOFFMAN, who died in 1937.
A charter member of the Argos Izaak Walton League, he served as state Izaak Walton president in 1939. He was a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association over 50 years and also belonged to the Argos Methodist church, Masonic Lodge 399 of Argos, South Bend Lodge of Perfection, Plymouth Commandery and Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Wade (Florence) FISHBURN, Argos; Mrs. Roy (Mary) RICKEY, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Dwight (Avis) HALL, Santa Monica, Cal.; two brothers, Ira [GROSSMAN], Argos, and D. Ray [GROSSMAN], Elkhart. A niece, Mrs. Myra STYLES, Grand Rapides, Mich., and a nephew, Frank HOFFMAN, La Canada, Cal., were raised in Mr. Grossman's home.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH, assistd by the Rev. E. J. PETERS, officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Orpha Phebus
Mrs. [Orpha] PHEBUS, 59, of near Mentone, mother of John PHEBUS, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at her home Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Born near Tippecanoe on Aug. 24, 1899, she had spent her entire life in the Mentone community. Her parents were John and Ida BELTZ HARLEY. Her husband, Howard [PHEBUS], died in February, 1957. She was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Katherine ELLINGER, Chicago; two sons, Max [PHEBUS], Pierceton, and Foster [PHEBUS], Palmdale, Cal., and five grandchildren.
Rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Mentone Baptist church with the Rev. Irwin OLSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.

Ruth Fay Carpenter
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Kiger-Halbritter funeral home in Niles, Mich., for Mrs. Ruth Fay CARPENTER, 63, a native of Fulton county, who died in Claremont, Cal., last week. She formerly resided in Niles.
Mrs. Carpenter's husband, Harvey [CARPENTER], died at Niles in 1955.
Burial will be in the Silverbrook cemetery at Niles. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George CHIKAR, Claremont, Cal.; four granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie PURDUE and Mrs. Goldie HARTMAN, both of Rochester; and four brothers, Roy HARTMAN, Fulton, Willard HARTMAN, Paw Paw, Mich; Robert HARTMAN, Peru, and Willis HARTMAN, Plymouth.

Tuesday, June 17, 1958

Lanora M. Rumbold
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Lanora M. RUMBOLD, a native of Rochester, at her home in Tonawanda, N.Y., May 29. She was 82 years of age.
Born May 24, 1878, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Josiah Groom and Elizabeth NEWHOUSE SIDMORE. After gradution from Rochester high school, she was married Feb. 14, 1894, in Rochester to Frank F. RUMBOLD of Tonawanda, and spent the remainder of her life in that city. The Rumbolds visited here frequently, however. Her husband died in 1941.
Active in Eastern Star affairs, she was Past Matron of Sirius chapter, O.E.S. No. 301. In 1954, she received a 50-year pin from the chapter. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Tonawanda and a member of the Tonawanda Republican women's organization.
Surviving is a daughter, Lanora S. RUMBOLD, Tonawanda.

Wednesday, June 18, 1958

Cora M. Erb
Mrs. Cora M. ERB, 84, died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital after a five-year illness. She had been residing with a niece, Mrs. Ora SHOEMAKER, Akron.
Born, Sept. 3, 1873, in Kosciusko county, she had resided in the Akron community 14 years, moving there from St. John, Ind. She was married in 1910 at St. John to John ERB, who died in 1945. Her parents were Nelson and Lesinda STRONG ROBERTS.
Mrs. Erb was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Amanda BARBER, Akron, and three nieces. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 19, 1958

[no obits]

Friday, June 20, 1958

Carrie M. McMahan
Mrs. Carrie M. McMAHAN, 76, lifetime Rochester resident and for many years prominent as a leader in civic and women's affairs here, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since June 2.
She had been in ill health since suffering a fractured hip in a fall in January, 1957.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Grace Methodist church with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Grace Methodist church from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, before that time at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. McMahan and her husband, Otto [McMAHAN], owner of the McMahan Construction company of Rochester, resided at 728 Jefferson street.
A school teacher in Liberty township before her marriage at Peru April 4, 1910, Mrs. McMahan long had maintained an interest in education. She and her husband 10 years ago established the McMahan Foundation at DePauw university, which provides scholarships for girls entering the university. About 15 girls have been studying under the McMahan Foundation grants each year since its inception. The McMahans' three children all graduated from DePauw.
Mrs. McMahan served as a member of the Rochester library board for 25 years, was president of the Rochester Woman's club and had been active in the work of the Grace Methodist church, of which she was a longtime member. She also belonged to the Eastern Star chapter here.
Born June 29, 1881, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John N. and Eva E. MARTIN TOWNSEND.
Surviving besides the husband, Otto, are one daughter, Mrs. Edwin C. (Rebabell) BOSWELL, Rochester; two sons, Robert O. McMAHAN and George T. McMAHAN, both of Fresno, Cal; one brother, Earl TOWNSEND 427 Jefferson street; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Three sisters preceded her in death.

Lola May Sutherland
Mrs. Lola May SUTHERLAND, 318 West Ninth street, died at 2:55 p.m. Thursday in her home following a 2 1/2-year illness. She was 91 years of age.
Mrs. Sutherland, who resided with her daughter, Ruth [SUTHERLAND], librarian of the Rochester-Fulton County Library, had lived in Rochester 42 years, coming here from Mishawaka on Dec. 7, 1866, the daughter of John A. and Harriet Emma FLECK RAVENCROFT. Her marriage was on Nov. 17, 1891, at Mishawaka, to Edward H. SUTHERLAND, who died June 1, 1934.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian church, the American Legion Auxiliary of the Leroy Shelton Post and of the Eastern Star chapter at Mishawaka.
Surviving besides the daughter, Ruth, are one granddaughter, Mrs. Frank HODGES, Ann Arbor, Mich; one sister, Mrs. Wright A. ROBBINS, Goshen; one brother, George F. RAVENCROFT, Lucerne Valley, Cal.; one half-sister, Mrs. Ted BAIR, South Bend; two nephews, Edward RAVENCROFT, Rochester, and John RAVENCROFT, Skokie, Ill.; and one niece, Mrs. Charles (Jane) MURPHY, Goshen. One daughter, Alice Pauline [SUTHERLAND], died in infancy and a son, Harry H. SUTHERLAND, died Feb. 8, 1941.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald DECKER of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Infant Zimmerman
The Infant daughter of John and Marvus HIVELY ZIMMERMAN was stillborn at 7 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. The parents reside at 417 East 13th street.
Surviving besides the parents, are the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Nyle MERLEY, Akron, and Sherman HIVELY, Macy, and the paternal grandparents, Byron ZIMMERMAN and Sally ZIMMERMAN, Rochester.
Graveside services were held this aftrnoon at the Akron cemetery with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating.

Saturday, June 21, 1958

[no obits]

Monday, June 23, 1958

Franklin J. Ritter
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Franklin J. RITTER, 84, R.R. 2, Rochester. Mr. Ritter died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an 18-month illness.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Jan. 27, 1874, in Fulton county, Mr. Ritter was the son of John and Lydia SHAFER RITTER. He had spent his life in this community. His marriage was on July 11, 1896, in Rochester to Hattie ALEXANDER, who survives. Mr. Ritter was a retired employee of the county highway department.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Earl [Goldie) SMITHSON, Peru, Mrs. Russell (Fern) DORSETTT, Ottawa, O., and Mrs. Samuel (Lola) RHOADES, Fort Wayne; three sons, Carl [RITTER], Santa Ana, Cal., Ralph [RITTER], Lafayette, and Dolan [RITTER], Tucson, Ariz.; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.

Frederick E. Bemenderfer
Frederick E. BEMENDERFER, 34, son of Police Chief Estel BEMENDERFER, died of a heart ailment at 4:30 a.m. today in the Hines Veterans hospital, Chicago, where he had been a patient since Friday.
Mr. Bemenderfer, who had resided in Rensselaer the past seven years, suffered a heart attack June 3 and spent two weeks in the Lafayette hospital. He had returned to his home for about a week.
Born July 27, 1923, in Rochester, he had spent most of his life in this community and was a graduate of Rochester high school. He was married Feb. 2, 1946, in Rochester to Clara Mae CRAWFORD BALDWIN. His parents are Estel and Glenn HARTMAN BEMENDERFER, 1407 Main street.
Mr. Bemenderfer was employed as an auto parts manager for an auto agency in Rensselaer. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church here, Masonic lodge, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, being a past commander of the local VFW lodge. He served overseas during World War II and the Korean war.
While in this city, he had been employed at the Louderback and Jennings auto agencies.
Surviving are the wife and four children, all at home, Norman BALDWIN, 15; Sandra Jo [BEMENDERFER], Frederick [BEMENDERFER], Jr., 10, and Paulette [BEMENDERFER], one; the parents; one brother, Ned [BEMENDERFER], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Claude (Catherine) BRUBAKER, Jr., Rochester; and Mrs. Robert (Marguerite) ENGELAGE, Peru, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is being returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Tuesday, June 24, 1958

Leo Mow
Leo MOW, who resided north of the city on R.R. 5, died today at 11:45 a.m. in Woodlaw hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of the rites.

Frederick E. Bemenderfer
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Frederick E. BEMENDERFER, 34, Rensselaer, who died Monday morning at the Hines Veterans hospital in Chicago. A native of Rochester, he was the son of Police Chief and Mrs. Estel BEMENDERFER. Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Grace Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery where the Masonic lodge will conduct graveside services. The American Legion and VFW also will assist in the last rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Gordon Graham
Gordon GRAHAM, 61, owner and operator of the Rochester City Dairy since 1921, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his home on R.R. 3, Rochester, after a 3 1/2 year illness. He had been seriously ill three weeks.
Born July 18, 1896, at Bluffton, Mr. Graham had resided in Fulton county for 38 years, coming here from Bluffton. His parents were Robert and Mary GORDON GRAHAM. His marriage was on Aug. 21, 1918, at Louisville, Ky., to Charlotte READ, who survives.
He was a 1919 graduate of Purdue university and a member of the First Presbyterian church here, the Rochester Masonic Lodge No. 79, South Bend Scottish Rite, Purdue University Alumni Association and was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving, besides the wife, are his mother, Mrs. Robert GRAHAM, Bluffton; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Harriet) HELMS, Linden, Ind.; one son, Robert W. GRAHAM, Hyattsville, Md.; two grandchildren, Sandra Lee and Michael William GRAHAM; and one brother, William [GRAHAM], Bluffton. A son and his father preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the First Presbyterian chuch with the Rev. Donald DECKER officiating. Burial will be in Bluffton. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here after 1 p.m. Wednesday. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour before services. The Masonic lodge will conduct its rites at the church.

Wednesday, June 25, 1958

Paul Bingaman
Services were held this afternoon at New Carlisle for Paul BINGAMAN, 46, former Fulton resident, who died Monday when his car collided with a truck three miles east of New Carlisle on U.S. 20. He was a resident of New Carlisle.
Born Dec. 26, 1911, he was married at Peru to Dorothy SHEPLAR, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Josephine BINGAMAN, Fulton; two sisters, Mrs. Hulda ARION, Fulton, and Mrs. Faye SWAYZEE, South Bend; and two brothers, George [BINGAMAN], New Carlisle, and Harry [BINGAMAN], South Bend.
The driver of the truck, Raymond WESTPATH, 41, Edwardsburg, Mich., is in a critical condition at a South Bend hospital.

Leo C. Mow
Funeral service will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Richland Center Methodist church for Leo Clark MOW, 63, who died suddenly at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital. He resided north of the city on U.S. 31.
Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the service.
Born March 22, 1895, in Fulton county, he was the son of Marion and Eva MOW. He was married April 20, 1918 in Richland township to Esther Marie BURKETT, who survives.
Mr. Mow was a member of the Fulton County Conservation club, the Grandview E.U.B. church, the Manitou Moose lodge and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen McGRIFF, R.R. 1, Rochester; three sons, Edward [MOW], R.R. 3, Rochester; Robert [MOW], Angola; William [MOW], at home; six grandchildren; two brothers, Clayton [MOW], R.R. 3, Rochesrer, and Dean [MOW], R.R. 5, of Rochester. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Thursday, June 26, 1958 to Saturday, June 28, 1958

[no obits]

Monday, June 30, 1958

Frances N. Huffman
Charles R. HUFFMAN, Sr., 27, R.R. 2, macy, and his five-year-old son, Charles R. [HUFFMAN], Jr., both are in "fairly good" condition today in Woodlawn hospital after being injured in an accident Saturday morning that killed Huffman's wife, Mrs. Frances Noreen HUFFMAN, 30.
Huffman, Sr., received back injuries and numerous face cuts and the boy received a fractured right arm and severe cuts on the face, legs and body. Mrs. Huffman was killed instantly when she suffered a fractured skull and multiple cuts of her arms, legs and body.
The accident occurred in Miami county on the south side of the Fulton-Miami couny line road, southeast of Rochester and two miles east of Ind. 19.
Huffman, who was driving east on the gravel road, said he saw a farm tractor headed toward him as he reached the crest of a hill and that his 1956 sedan skidded when he applied the brakes suddenly.
The auto careened off the right side of the road into a ditch and smashed into a large rock. Huffman and his son were thrown out of the car but Mrs. Huffman was pinned in the wreckage. The crash occurred only eight miles from the family home.
The tractor driver, Albert B. SMITH, 49, Disko, said the car did not strike his vehicle. The car, valued at $1,400 was completely demolished when it hit the rock. State police from Fulton county and the Miami county coroner's office investigated.
Funeral services for Mrs. Huffman, a music teacher at Chili high school, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Gilead Methodist church. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
The body was taken from the Sheetz funeral home at Akron to the home of Mrs. Huffman's parnts, Harold and Nellie BRIGHT NORMAN, in Gilead Sunday, where friends may call until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Then it will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour before services.
Mrs. Huffman was born March 18, 1928, near Gilead. On Feb. 10, 1953 she was married in Norfolk, Va. She was a member of the Gilead Methodist church, the W.C.S. and the Home Economic club and was a graduate of Manchester college.
A brother, Bradley E. BRIGHT, of Gilead, survives in addition to the husband, son and parents.

Mary Inez Stout
Mrs. Mary Inez STOUT, 84, former resident of the Kewanna and Monterey communities, died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday in the Holy Family hospital at LaPorte after a seven-week illness.
Born July 4, 1873, in Piqua county, O., she was the daughter of Samson and Cynthia SHOCKLEY EVANS. She was married in 1895 at Circleville, O., to Wesley STOUT. Mrs. Stout was a member of the Leiters Ford Rebekah lodge and the Locust Grove (O.) Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Earl [STOUT], LaPorte, four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Altia WARK, Dayton, O., and several nieces and nephews. One brother and two sisters preceded her in death.
Rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 1, 1958

[no obits]

Wednesday, July 2, 1958

Major Wilbur Smith
Major Wilbur SMITH, 36, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl SMITH, 1007 Franklin avenue, died at the Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C., Tuesday.
He is survived by his wife and four children, who are living in St. Louis, Mo. An uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Lum SMITH, reside on R.R. 1, Rochesrter.
The family reuests that flowers be omitted and contriutions made to Major Smith's memory to the Cancer Fund.

Thursday, July 3, 1958

Ruth L. Ault
Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Fulton Baptist church for Mrs. Ruth L. AULT, 42, who died at 9 p.m. Wednesday in her home six miles northeast of Fulton. He had been ill three years.
The Rev. Robert PRINZING will officiate at the funeral assisted by the Rev. William KEITH. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. The body will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the residence Friday morning, after which friends may call.
Mrs. Ault was born Feb. 19, 1916, in Liberty township, the daughter of Lawrence and Blanche SPOTTS HENDRICKSON. She was married Jan. 24, 1927, to Miller AULT.
She was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Margaret [AULT], a student at Butler university in Indianapolis, and Dana [AULT], at home; one son, Carl David [AULT], at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence HENDRICKSON, of near Fulton; and one brother, Ray [HENDRICKSON], Elkhart. One daughter and one sister preceded her in death.

Friday, July 4, 1958

[no paper - holiday]

Saturday, July 5, 1958

Major Wilbur H. Smith
Funeral services were held at the Fort Myer, Va. chapel Thursday for Major Wilbur H. SMITH, 36, who died earlier this week in Washington, D.C., after a long illness. Burial was in the Arlington National cemetry.
Major Smith was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. SMITH, 1007 Franklin avenue. Before admission to the hospital, he had been on active duty with the 225th Air Reserve Flying Center, Wilmington, Ohio.
A veteran of World War 2, with two years overseas duty as a pilot with a Combat Troop Carrier group in the China-Burma-India theater. Major Smith left the service at the end of the war to engage in a printing business in St. Louis, Mo. At the outbreak of the Korean conflict, he was recalled to duty and served wtith the Fifth Air Force in Korea.
During his 16 years active militar duty, Major Smith was awarded the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the American Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Philippine Indepence Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
Survivors also include his widow, Mrs. Melva L. SMITH and their four children, 8 Country Aire, St. Louis, Mo.

Eugene C. Brockman
Eugene C. BROCKMAN, 72, pioneer resident of Lake Manitou's east shore, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock. He suffered from heart trouble, had been in ill health for the last two years and a patient at Woodlawn hospital since June 19.
Gene and his brother, Billy [BROCKMAN], came to the community in 1909, from St. Louis, Mo., when they erected a large cement block home south of the old Fairview hotel. This was one of the earliest homes built in that section. The two brothers opened a boat landing and for years rented boats to fishermen and resorters.
Through the years their business expanded. They stored boats during the winter months and maintained them. They built piers and docks, putting them in for cattage owners in the spring and taking them out in the fall.
They also became a rental agency for cottages on the east side and employed a crew of men each summer to take care of lake properties, for which they mowed lawns, did electrical work, painted buildings, installed and maintained water works. They were known to all residents along the lake for many years. After William passed away, Gene supervised the work until he went to the hospital.
Before coming to Lake Manitou the Brockmans were on the stage and played in theatres all over the country with the Charley HOLDEN troupe. Holden maintained a residence at the lake. Gene and his sister, Mrs. Lula May TOUEY, deceased, were actors while Billy was electrician and stage property manager. They retired from the theatrical business when they moved here.
Mr. Brockman was born April 2, 1886, at St. Louis, Mo., the son of William and Emma (JAMES) BROCKMAN. He was a member of the St. Joseph's church of Rochester.
He is survived by a niece, Mrs. Arthur W. WEAVER, R.R. 1, Rochester; a great-nephew, Arthur L. WEAVER, Jr., and a great-niece, Mrs. Joseph E. MEISER, Jr.
Rites will be held at the church Monday at 9 a.m. with Father George LANNING officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Hanly R. Blackburn
Hanly R. BLACKBURN, 53, Indianapolis, son of Mrs. Blanche C. SMITH BLACKBURN, Akron, died at St. Vincent's hospital in Indianapolis Friday night.
A native of Gilead, Mr. Blackburn moved to Indianapolis 24 years ago and established the Hoosier Brokerage company there. Before that, he was a sales representative for 10 years with Proctor and Gamble company.
Mr. Blackburn was a member of the Fairview Presbyterian church in Indianapolis, the Chamber of commerce and the Athletic Club of that city, the Food Brokers Association, of which he was a past director, the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, the Players Club and Sigma Nu social fraternity a DePauw university.
Surviving besides the mother are the wife, Lois [BLACKBURN], a son, Marsh Hanly [BLACKBURN], a daughter, Mrs. Carol Lynn SEASTROM, all of Indianapolis, and four grandsons.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek mortuary. Cremation will follow.

Della Carpenter
Funeral services were held today in Niles, Mich., for Mrs. Della BEST CARPENTER, 81, former Akron resident who died Wednesday at a Niles hospital.
Burial was to be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.
Mrs. Carpenter's husband, Elbridge [CARPENTER], died in 1945. She was a member of the Lincoln Methodist church near Akron.
Survivors are a son, Seth [CARPENTER], Peru; a daughter, Mrs. Faye PARKER, Niles, Mich.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Monday, July 7, 1958

[no obits]

Tuesday, July 8, 1958

Maurin Ann Campbell
Funeral services were held Monday in South Bend for Maurin Ann CAMPBELL, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy CAMPBELL, 712 West LaSalle street, South Bend. The infant died shortly after birth Sunday at the Osteopathic hospital in South Bend.
Burial was in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetery.
Surviving also are a brother, Raymond [CAMPBELL], at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond REKER, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred CAMPBELL, all of near Rochester.

Wednesday, July 9, 1958

Rebecca Jean Woolridge
Rebecca Jean WOOLRIDGE, four-month-old daughter of Patricia WOOLRIDGE, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital. Death came suddenly. Her mother resides on R.R. 6, south of Rochester.
Born March 3, 1958, at Woodlawn, Rebecca also is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren "Bud" CORNELL.
Rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald ABBEY of the Fulton E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, July 10, 1958

Percy Smith
Percy SMITH, about 65, president of the First National Bank of Rochester, died of a heart attack about 12:30 p.m. today at Lake Manitou.
Mr. Smith and his wife were visiting at the north shore cottage of Miss Belva MILLER, cashier of the Bank. He had left his chair on the porch to enter the cottage when he was fatally stricken.
Mr. Smith resided at 115 East 11th street. He had been president of the bank since 1932, succeeding his father, Omar SMITH, upon the latter's death. Omar Smith was Rochester's first mayor.
He is survived by his wife, Myra [SMITHd]; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jane) FOELLINGER, 221 West 10th street; his mother, Mrs. Omar B. SMITH, Miami, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Genevieve LOW, Miami Beach, Fla., and two grandsons, David and Robert FOELLINGER.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.

Friday, July 11, 1958

Percy Smith
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Gerald Percy SMITH, 65, president of the First National Bank of Rochester, who died of a heart attack about 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Grace Methodist church will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The Masonic lodge, Leroy Shelton Post of American Legion and Manitou Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars, will assist at the funeral.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Smith, president of the local bank for the past 26 years, was stricken fatally while he and his wife were visiting at the north shore Lake Manitou cottage of Miss Belva MILLER, cashier at the bank.
A lifelong resident of Rochester, Mr. Smith was born Sept. 28, 1892, the son of Omar B. and Leila COPELAND SMITH. He graduated from Rochester high school in 1911, attended Wabash college and also graduated from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the Army's Quartermaster Corps.
He succeeded his father, who was Rochester's first mayor, as bank president upon the father's death in 1932.
Mr. Smith had served as a member of the Rochester-Fulton County Library Board since 1932 and also was a past member of the Rochester Kiwanis club.
He was married Sept. 4, 1919, to Myra PARAMORE. They resided at 115 East 11th street.
Mr. Smith was a member of the Grace Methodist church, was a 32nd degree Mason, and also belonged to the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion, Manitou Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Manitou Moose lodge and the Rochester country club. His father was a 33rd degree Mason. Percy was treasurer of the American Bankers Association and also was a member of the Indiana Society of Chicago.
Surviving besides the wife, are his mother, Mrs. Leila C. SMITH, Miami Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Robert J. (Jane) FOELLINGER, 221 West 10th street; one sister, Mrs. Genevieve LOW, Miami Beach, Fla., and two grandsons, Robert B. and David B. FOELLINGER.

Alvin Hartman
A man identified as Alvin HARTMAN, about 70, of the We-Like-It trailer court, was found apparently dead in Lake Manitou by Duck Landing on the west shore about 12:40 o'clock this afternoon. He was rushed to Woodlawn hospital where efforts were being made to revive him.
Larry ARVIN, 18, who lives at the We-Like-It trailer court on the north shore of the lake, found his body about 350 feet from shore. He said he had followed Hartman, who was fishing, in another boat and suddenly noticed the man's boat was empty.
It was not determined whether Hardman had drowned or if he had suffered an attack and fell into the water.
Hartman had lived at the trailer court since June 6, 1956 with his wife, Vista [HARTMAN], moving there from Flora, Ind. He was retired.

Saturday, July 12, 1958

Alvin G. Hartman
Dr. Carson McGUIRE, Fulton county deputy coroner, ruled accidental drowning Friday in the death of Alvin G. HARTMAN, 67, who lived at the We-Like-It trailer court on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
Hartman's lifeless body was found about 350 feet from shore on the east side of the lake near Duck Landing at 12:40 p.m. Thursday. It was thought at first that he may have suffered a heart attack and fallen dead into the water.
It was the first drowning in Lake Manitou this year.
The body was discovered by Larry ARVIN, 16, who had gone fishing with Hartman. They were in two boats. Arvin noticed Hartman's empty boat about half an hour after they had left shore and then discovered the body floating on the water.
A native of Kendallville, Mr. Hartman had lived with his wife, Vesta [HARTMAN], at the trailer court for two years, coming here from Flora, Ind. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Lutheran church at Fairfield Center and the Flora American Legion post.
Surviving besides the widow are three sisters, Mrs. Ida GEHRING, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Clara FRAHM, Moun Vernon, Wash., and Mrs. Cora DENNY, Bishopville, S.C. and a brother, Theodore HARTMAN, Holden, Mo.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here from 2 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Sunday, when the body will be removed to the Swank funeral home at Ashley, Ind. Rites will be in Ashley at 2 p.m. Monday with burial in the Pleasant Lake cemetery there.

Elizabeth Walter
Mrs. Elizabeth WALTER, 90, who had lived at various times at 318 West 11th street, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the home of her son, John G. WALTER, in Leroy N.Y. She had been in failing health for several months.
A native of Switzerland, Mrs. Walter was born July 14, 1887 and came to America as a young child, settling in Leroy. Her husband, Fred WALTER, died in 1923.
Mrs. Walter was a member of the Methodist church in Leroy and of the Order of Eastern Star No. 70 in Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles W. MacVEAN, 825 Madison Street, and Mrs. Catherine BILDERBARK, Armond Beach, Fla, in addition to the son, John.
Mr. and Mrs. MacVEAN left today for Leroy to attend funeral services, arrangements for which are incomplete. Rites will be held from the Steuber funeral home with the Rev. W. H. CORY officiating. Burial will be in the Machpelah cemetery.

Monday, July 14, 1958

Mary J. Ketchmark
Mrs. Mary J. KETCHMARK, 84, Valparaiso, died at 1 a.m. Saturday at the Porter memorial hospital in Valparaiso of diabetes. She had been ill for 10 days.
Mrs. Ketchmark lived north of Rochester for 20 years, moving to Valparaiso 10 years ago. She was born Aug. 24, 1873, in Medaryville.
On Jan. 8, 1895, she married George F. KETCHMARK at Whitfield, Ind. Mr. Ketchmark died Feb. 22, 1951.
Surviving are two daughters, Rose and Mary KETCHMARK, of Valparaiso, and three sons, John [KETCHMARK], North Judson, Lawrence [KETCHMARK], LaCrosse, and Paul [KETCHMARK], Valparaiso.
Requiem high mass will be Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at St. Paul's church in Valparaiso with Msgr. Edward SWEIGHERT officiating. The body is now resting at Dyke's funeral home in Valparaiso.

Anna M. Packer
Services for Mrs. Anna M. PACKER, 84, 219 West Seventh street, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald DECKER officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5:30 p.m. today.
Mrs. Packer, who had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Reathel JENSEN, since her husband's death in 1952, died at 4:45 plm. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for a week and ws admitted to the hospital several hours before her death when her condition became serious.
Born April 2, 1874 in Marshall county, Mrs. Packer was the daughter of John and Catherine MERLEY KUHN. Her marriage to Clement Luther PACKER was on Oct. 12, 1885 in Plymouth.
Mrs. Packer was a member of the First Presbyterian church here.
Surviving besides Mrs. Jensen area son, Virgil [PACKER], Pasadena, Cal., and a sister, Mrs. Ida URSCHELL, Tippecanoe.

Minnie E. Luty
Services for Mrs. Minnie E. LUTY of Bourbon, mother of Arthur L. LUTY of near Rochester, were held Sunday afternoon in the Robbins funeral home at Bourbon and burial was in the Bethel cemetery.
Mrs. Luty died at 3:15 p.m. Friday in Bremen Community hospital of a heart condition.
Born in Canton, O., April 3, 1870, she had spent most of her life in the Bourbon vicinity. On Feb. 22, 1894, she was married to John W. LUTY, who died in 1938.
Mrs. Luty was a member of the Bourbon Presbyterian church and was a charter member of Bethel W.S.W.S.
Surviving besides Arthur L. LUTY are two other sons, Karl [LUTY], R.R. 1, Argos, and Kenneth [LUTY], R.R. 3, Bourbon; three step-children, Miss Mabel LUTY, Oklahoma City, Okla; Mrs. Harry HILLIS, Sarasota, Fla., and Walter H. LUTY, Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a brother, Karl CAVNAH, Tacoma, Wash.

Tuesday, July 15, 1958

Joseph R. Johnson
Joseph Robert JOHNSON, 70, 628 1/2 Main street, died at 5:15 this morning at Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill for the past 12 years.
He was born March 25, 1888, in Fountain county to James and Mary Ann KERNERN JOHNSON. On March 15, 1911, he married Izorane MUSGRAVE in Winamac.
Mr. Johnson lived in Rochester the past 16 years, coming here from Medaryville, where he spent most of his life. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are his widow; a son, Francis R. JOHNSON, Monticello; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. His parents, two sons, a brother and three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home, with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in Francesville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 16, 1958 to Thursday, July 17, 1958

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Friday, July 18, 1958

Margaret Fowler
Final rites for Mrs. Margaret FOWLER, 68, South Bend, sister of Mrs. Rose CLAY of Rochester, were held this afternoon in the Walsh-Haverstock-Bilancio Colonial chapel in South Bend. Burial was in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.
Mrs. Fowler, a resident of South Bend for 56 years, died in St. Joseph hospital Tuesday after an illness of six years. She was born in Remington, Ind., Sept. 2, 1889.
Surviving besides Mrs. Clay are the husband; three sons; two daughters; three brothers and two sisters.
Alice Marie Smith
Alice Marie SMITH, 10-year-old daughter of Bernard and Sarah WAGONER SMITH, rural route, Monterey, died Thursday morning in Woodlawn hospital. She had the measles last May and became ill from complications on June 28.
The parents, three brothers and the paternal grandmother survive.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac with the Rev. Charles THORNTON officiating. Burial will be in the Reed cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, July 19, 1958

Gertie Helgerson
Mrs. Gertie HELGERSON, 87, died at 4 a.m. today at the home of her daugher, Mrs. T. R. BUTTS, 1017 Main street. Mrs. Helgerson had been ill for three weeks.
A resident here for seven years, Mrs. Helgerson came to Rochester from Nunda, S.D.. She was born Feb. 15, 1871 in New Lisbon, Wis., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole GUNDERSON. On Oct. 24, 1891, she was married in Prairie Queen, S.D., to Nel HELGERSON, who precededher in death.
Mrs. Helgerson was a charter member of the Lutheran Aid of Nunda.
Surviving besides Mrs. Butts are two brothers, Gilbert GUNDERSON of Britton, S.D., and Gage GUNDERSON of Madison, S.D.; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be at Nunda.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, July 21, 1958

Earl Ford
Earl FORD, 71, a Nyona Lake resident, died at 10 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital after six weeks of failing health.
He had lived at Nyona Lake for the past threeyears, moving there from Kokomo, where he had lived for 40 years. Mr. Ford was born Feb. 5, 1887, at Williamsport, Ind., to Daniel and Emma Rose FORD.
In 1941 he married Arminta ELLARS of Peru. He was bartender of the Moose Lodge in Kokomo for 19 years before retiring and was a member of the Moose and the Bartenders' Local.
Surviving are the widow; a son, Francis [FORD], and a grandson, John [FORD], both of Sunnymead, Cal.; a brother, Roy [FORD], of Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie WARDEN and Mrs. Bertha KINZER, both of Kokomo; a sister-in-law, Mrs. John BALDWIN, 517 Fulton avenue, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Ellers funeral home chapel in Kokomo, with the Rev. Everett NIXON officiating. Brial will be in te Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call at the fneral home after noon Tuesday.

Ross Lowe
Ross LOWE, 78, Logansport, brother of Mrs. Nina STUCKER of Akron, died Friday morning of a heart attack while on a plane trip. He and his wife were en route to California when he was stricken near Salt Lake City, Utah.
The body was returned to the Chase-Miller chapel in Logansport where rites are pending.
Surviving besides Mrs. Stucker are the widow, a daughter, two sons, another sister and two grandchildren.

Adelbert T. Daggy
Adelbert Truman "Dell" DAGGY, 79, died at his home at 129 West Sixth street at 8:35 o'clock this morning after an illness of 16 months.
Mr. Daggy was born May 2, 1879, in Perry township, Miami county to Allen and Samantha DAGGY. He spent most of his life near Akron, but had lived the last several years in Rochester. He had lived at the Sixth street address for eight years.
He was first married to Clara BAKER. His second marriage was to Glenn SHEETS NEWBY and took place March 6, 1934. In 1944 he retired after 25 years of service with the Public Service Company.
Surviving are his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Elma ROGERS of Rochester and Mrs. Dencie WISMER and Mrs. Nila WERTZ, both of Battle Creek, Mich.; three sons, Vernon [DAGGY], Mishawaka; Roy [DAGGY], Logansport, and William [DAGGY], Milwaukee; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Doris MADLEM; twenty grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
One son, one brother, four sisters and his parents preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Norah Strong
Miss Norah STRONG, lifetime resident of Akron, died today at 11:45 a.m. at the Brown nursing home in Akron. The Sheetz funeral home at Akron is in charge of funeral arrangements, which are incomplete.

Tuesday, July 22, 1958

William W. Duff
Funeral services for William W. DUFF, 69, Wabash, a former Akron resident, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today.
Mr. Duff, who had lived in Wabash for the last eight years, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday of a heart attack.
Surviving are his widow; a son, James L. DUFF, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Mary) CRIPE, Urbana, and Mrs. Horace (Millie) CRIPE, Roann; three brothers, George [DUFF], Argos, Ralph [DUFF], Plymoth, Mich., and Joe [DUFF], Lansing, Mich.; four sisters, Mrs. Oren MUSSELMAN, Macy, Mrs. Charles EDDINGTON, Charlotte, Mich., Mrs. Hazel ALWARD, Lansing, Mich, and Mrs. Harry MASTELLER, Akron; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
One son and a sister preceded him in death.

Norah M. Strong
Final rites for Miss Norah M. STRONG, 84, Akron, who died at 11:45 a.m. Monday in the Brown Nursing home at Akron, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Miss Strong, a native of Kosciusko county, had been ill three years and in serious condition for three months before her death. She was the daughter of Ely and Merva DAY STRONG.
Miss Strong had lived almost all her life in Akron and for 30 years had been a clerk in the E. O. Strong store in Akron. Before that, she taught school in Akron. She was a member of the Akron Sunshine club and the Akron Methodist church.
Several nieces and nephews survive.

Calvin A. Riley
Calvin Arthur RILEY, 33, R.R. 2, Rochester took his hown life this morning. He was found dead in his car at 7:30 o'clock at Lake Manitou. He lived on the north shore near Babcock's locker plant.
Born in Henry township two miles north of Athens on April 18, 1925, Mr. Riley was the son of Ellis and Jennie HEETER RILEY. On Sept. 10, 1948, he was married in New Orleans, La., to Susan ELKINS.
Mr. Riley was an employee of the Bendix company in South Bend and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church and the American Legion in Rochester. He was a World War Two veteran.
Surviving besides the widow are two sons, Danny Jefferies [RILEY], 8 and Walter Ellis [RILEY], 3; his parents of Henry township; three sisters, Mrs. Ira SPURLOCK and Mrs. Robert OVERMYER, Rochester, and Mrs. Helen BRIGHT, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Clifford M. [RILEY], Fort Wayne; Theodore J. [RILEY], South Bend, and Raymond E. [RILEY], Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. Rites are pending.

Ralph D. Opple
Ralph D. OPPLE, 34, Denver, brother of Lorraine OPPLE of Akron, was fatally burned Monday in Louisville, Ky., when his truck rammed into another truck and burst into flames.
Officers said the first truck driver, Ronald KREIG, also of Denver, had stopped for a traffic light when Opple's truck rammed into Kreig's vehicle. Kreig rushed from his truck in an attempt to rescue Opple from the burning cab, but was unsuccessful.
Both men were driving for the M- - - - Trucking company of Denver. It was the company's first fatal accident involving an employee in 20 years of business.
Survivors besides Lorraine OPPLE include the widow, two daughters, two sisters and one other brother.

Wednesday, July 23, 1958

Calvin A. Riley
Funeral services for Calvin Arthur RILEY, 33, R.R. 2, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. John Lutheran church here.
The Rev. Delmar O. KRUEGER will officiate, assisted by the local posts of the American Legion and the VFW. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Riley took his own life Tuesday morning. He is survived by his widow, two sons, his parents, three sisters, three brothers, and several nieces and nephews.

Thursday, July 24, 1958

John W. Overmyer
John W. OVERMYER, 73, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home near Monterey after a long illness.
Born in Pulaski county on May 10, 1885, he was the son of Russell and Alice SMITH OVERMYER. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen Lodge of Oak Glen, Ill.
Surviving are the widow, the former Grace COOPER; three sons, Neil [OVERMYER], Hammond, James [OVERMYER], Highland, Ind., and Robert [OVERMYER], Lansing, Ill.; four daughters, Mrs. Mary WARD, Lansing, Mrs. Leona ENGEL, Culver, Mrs. Viola TIMBERG, Harvey, Ill., and Mrs. Gerald DECKER, Monterey; twenty-six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Della PRINCE, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Catherine REED, New Carlisle; two brothers, Kenneth [OVERMYER], Homewood, Ill., and Fred [OVERMYER], Lansing.
Three daughters preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Easterday funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Claude KEISER officiating. Burial will be in the Hartz cemetery near Monterey.

Edgar L. Jones
Edgar Leroy "Roy" JONES, 80, 504 Fulton avenue, died at 7 a.m. today at his residence after an illness of six months. He was a native of Talma and had spent most of his life in Fulton county.
Mr. Jones was a retired school teacher and farmer and was a member of the Grace Methodist church, the Akron Blue Lodge, the Rochester Royal Arch chapter, the Warsaw Knight Templars and the Rochester I.O.O.F.
Born on Feb. 26, 1878, Mr. Jones was the son of Daniel and Amelia HOLMAN JONES. On Nov. 25, 1905, he was married in Akron to Maude PATTERSON, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. H. (Viola) HASKETT, and a granddaughter, Miss Jane HASKETT, 504 Fulton avenue; five sisters, Mrs. Mary CLIFTON and Mrs. Rae BLACKETOR, both of Rochester, Mrs. Mae UMBAUGH, Argos, Mrs. Ruth CLYMER, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Anna HAIMBAUGH, South Bend, and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, July 25, 1958

Abner S. Zabst
Abner S. ZABST, 99, a native of near Grass Creek and a former resident of the Fulton community, died at 6:15 a.m. today in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Opal CONDON, in Portland, Ore. He had been ill for three weeks.
Mr. Zabst lived in Fulton vicinity until about 1936, when he moved to his daughter's home. He was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church and a carpenter by occupation.
He was born on March 14, 1868, to Peter and Catherine AULT ZABST. On April 15, 1891, he was married to Adeline BARKER, who died on April 25, 1936.
Five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren survive in addition to Mrs. Condon. A son, Joe [ZABST], died on Feb. 16, 1950.
The body will be returned to Fulton and final rites will be in the Ditmire chapel, with burial in the Fulton cemetery. Other funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Alwilda L. Johnson
A former Culver resident, Mrs. Alwilda L. JOHNSON, 84, died at 10 p.m. Thursday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Dorothy ARNOLD of Cincinnati, O.
She was born Dec. 21, 1873 in Montreal, Canada and moved to the U.S. when a small girl. The family resided at LaGrange, Ill., for a number of years. Her husband, Fred R. JOHNSON, died in August of 1944. Following his death she made her home in Cincinnati.
Mrs. Johnson was a past matron of the O.E.S. of LaGrange, Ill.
Survivors are the niece and a half-sister, Mrs. Ellen SWANSON, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Final rites have not been completed. The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home, Argos.

William Jilbert
William JILBERT, 88, Battle Creek, Mich., a retired printer, died early today at his home in that city. He is survived by a son, Harry JILBERT, of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth PALMER, Battle Creek, Mich.; two grandsons and three great-granddaughters.
Final rites will be held at the Carson Mortuary, Muncie, Ind., and burial will be in the Elm. Ridge cemetery, tht city.
Mr. and Mrs. Jilbert visited with his father Thursday.

Emme C. Camerer
Mrs. Emma C. CAMERER, 93, a pioneer resident of this community, died at 4:55 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Jan. 26. Mrs. Camerer suffered a fractured hip on Jan. 25.
She was born July 6, 1865, near Mexico, Ind., and moved to Rochester township when quite young. Her parents were Joel and Lavanda DENISTON BRUBAKER. On August 28, 1881, she was married to Omer G. CAMERER, who died in 1929. Mrs. Camerer was a member of the Rochester Baptist church. For the past several years she resided in her home at 1000 1/2 South Monroe street.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Claude ALSPACH, R.R. 1, Rochester; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Maude DIELMAN, this city; three brothers, Fred BRUBAKER, DesMoines, Iowa; Gene BRUBAKER, South Bend, and Walter J. BRUBAKER, this city. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock.

Charles L. Felts
Charles Lambert FELTS, 78, well known retired cigar store owner, died at 12:20 a.m. today at his home a mile north of Rochester on U.S. 31. He had been in ill health for two years. His entire life had been spent in Fulton county.
The son of Lambert and Rachiel FELTS, he was born July 29, 1879 in Richland township. His first marriage was to Katherine G. Van METER and his second marriage was to Nora YODER. Both preceded him in death.
Mr. Felts was a charter member of the Rochester Eagles lodge and was a member of the Moose lodge of this city.
Three sons survive, Howard [FELTS], R.R. 5, Rochester; Devane FELTS, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Dale [FELTS], Kewanna. Also surviving are two grandsons and a granddaughter. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Hugh JEFFERSON will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Bert W. Greer
Bert Wynn GREER, 78, died at 7 a.m. today at the Fulton county home from a heart seizure. For many years he was an employee of the Rochester bridge factory and the Rochester foundry.
Born Sept. 24, 1880 to John and Nancy (SELL) GREER, he had resided in Rochester for over 50 years. In 1913 he was married to Charlotte HATTERY.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Mabel) GOOD and Mrs. Georgiana KERN, Rochester; six sons, Emerald and Robert [GREER], Chicago; Frederick and William [GREER], Plymouth; Ralph [GREER], Goshen, and Alfred [GREER], of Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Metha SHERRILL, Plymouth. Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
The body was taken to the Foster & Good funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, July 26, 1958

Alwilda Johnson
Graveside rites for Mrs. Alwilda JOHNSON, former Culver resident, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth, with the Rev. E. G. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Friends may call Grossman funeral home, Argos, after noon Sunday.
Mrs. Johnson died at 10 p.m. Thursday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Dorothy ARNOLD, in Cincinnati, O. She was born in Montreal, Canada, and came to the United States as a small girl.
Bert W. Greer
Funeral services for Bert W. GREER will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE will be in charge and burial will be in the [Moon] cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Greer died at 7 p.m. Friday at the Fulton county home from a heart seizure. He had resided in Rochester for more than 50 years.

Wilbur Hammond
Wilbur HAMMOND, 81, lifelong resident of Akron and vicinity died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Memorial hospital, Logansport. He had been in ill health for several months from a heart ailment.
Born Dec. 30, 1876 at Beaver Dam, he was the son of John and Margaret SARBER HAMMOND. He was married to Aura CORNWELL on March 20, 1897. Mr. Hammond was a retired brick mason.
He was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Knights of Pythias lodge of Akron.
Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen SHELLEY, Logansport, and Mrs. Pauline HOFFMAN, Detroit; three sons, Carroll [HAMMOND], Valparaiso, George [HAMMOND], Rochester, and Maurice [HAMMOND], North Manchester. Eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. Claude FAWNS assisted by the pastor Maurice KESSLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday.

Florence D. Imhoff
Mrs. Florence D. IMHOFF, 65, of Akron, died at 6:10 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been in failing health for the past three months.
The daughter of Charles and Dorthea (FISHER) BUNNELL, she was born Sept. 22, 1892, in Miami county. She had been a resident of Akron since 1918, moving there from Chili. On Sept. 1, 1916, she was married to London IMHOFF at Denver.
Mrs. Imhoff was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the W.S.C.S and the O.E.S. of Akron.
Survivors are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. John (Geraldine) FRANKLE, Warsaw; two grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Charles BUNNELL, Chili; two sisters, Mrs. Gordon TOMBAUGH, Warsaw, and Mrs. Cleo MUSSELMAN, Chili. A brother and sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Akron Methodist church. The Revs. Maurice KESSLER and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home un until 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Monday, July 28, 1958

Martha Zumbaugh
Final rites for Mrs. Martha ZUMBAUGH, 86, a lifetime resident of the Argos community, who died Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos.
The Rev. E. J. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Zumbaugh, a native of Green township in Marshall county, died in her home at 2 p.m. Saturday. She attended Valparaiso university and formerly taught school in Marshall county.
Born April 10, 1872, Mrs. Zumbaugh was the daughter of John and Tabithia THOMPSON. She was married to William ZUMBAUGH, who died in 1950. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church and its W.S.C.S., the Order of Eastern Star and the Hi Neighbor club.
Surviving are a son, Charles Ayres [ZUMBAUGH], San Diego, Cal., a daughter, Mrs. Edna SCHLOSSER, Argos; two sistrs, Mrs. Nora ELLIOTT, Elsinore, Cal., and Mrs. Osa CASNER, Philmore, Cal., five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, July 29, 1958

Myrtle E. Thompson
Mrs. Myrtle E. THOMPSON, 76, died at 2 p.m. Monday in her home at 250 Emma street, Michigan City. She resided alone and was found by her son, Forrest.
Born March 11, 1882, at Argos, she was the daughter of Asher and Mary Jane BOYCE. She was married March 17, 1907 to Ernest THOMPSON, who died June 19, 1953. Mrs. Thompson ws a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are the son, Forrest [THOMPSON], Michigan City; one brother, Harry BOYCE, Plymouth; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
Rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. E. J. PETERS officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, July 30, 1958

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Thursday, July 31, 1958

James L. Brown
James L. BROWN, 68, R.R. 1, Rochester, who moved here from Peru four months ago, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home after a serious illness of three months.
Mr. Brown was a car repairman for the C.&O. railroad at Peru and a member of the Pilgrim's Holiness church in Peru.
Born June 3, 1890 in Meade county, Ky. Mr. Brown was the son of Sim and Mary BOYSINGER BROWN. On Dec. 19, 1909, he was married in Breckenridge conty, Ky., to Mary B. NORTON.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. James (Lucille) BUTCHER, Kokomo; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sistrs, Mrs. Ann BARUNMAN, Detroit, and Mrs. Mattie WATKINS, Gary; four brothers, Sim [BROWN], Louisville, Ky.; Millard [BROWN], Webster, Ky.; Carl and Eugene [BROWN], Hammond.
A son, a daughter, six brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Rudell SPARKS of Peru officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, August 1, 1958

Laura A. Smith
Mrs. Laura A. (HELSEL) SMITH, 84, died Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at her home at 220 North Michigan street, Argos, of a heart attack.
She was born Jan. 1, 1874, in Argos to Samuel and Sophia ZIMMER HELSEL. In 1895 she married John C. "Jack" SMITH, who died Oct. 2, 1952.
She spent her early life in Argos, then lived 38 years in Indianapolis before returning to Argos 14 years ago. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Argos Methodist church, W.S.C.S.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle E. SMITH of Indianapolis and Mrs. Thelma V. GREENE of Cleveland; two sisters, Mrs. Perle VEGELE of Herefort, Tex., and Mrs. Carrie GLASSLEY of Los Angeles; three grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, with the Rev. E. J. PETERS officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, August 2, 1958

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Monday, August 4, 1958

Samuel Kessling
Samuel KESSLING, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 7:14 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital at the age of 90 years. He had been ill three months, and confined to the hospital for the past week.
Born Jan. 30, 1868, at Gilead, he had come to this community 13 years ago from Akron. He was married Feb. 25, 1893, at Gilead, to Norah BROWN, who died in 1919. His parents were Titis and Susan TITUS KESSLING.
Mr. Kessling was a retired farmer and carpenter.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Blanch CLAYTON, San Francisco; Mrs. Arnold (Irene) KOUTS, Chicago, and Mrs. Marguerite SMITH, San Francisco; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Van BRIGGLE, Peru, and Mrs. Orpha RAGER, Elkhart. One daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Tesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheetz fneral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Harry E. Pass
Harry Ernest PASS, 68, died during his sleep early Sunday morning at his home, 503 West Ninth street. Death was attributed to a heart attack stemming from a coronary condition Mr. Pass had suffered since November, 1957.
Born Sept. 22, 1889, near Rensselaer, he had come to Rochesrter 11 years ago from Hammond. He was the son of Sam and Elizabeth PASS. His first marriage was to Fannie McKAY, who died in June, 1952; his second marriage was to Bernice ZARTMAN in 1953.
Mr. Pass had retired after 34 years' service with the Hammond Transit company. He was an active member of the First Christian church, which he served as deacon, and was a member of the K. of P. lodge at Rensselaer.
Surviving are the wife, at home; three step-children, Mrs. Betty YODER, Fort Wayne; Jack ZARTMAN, Huntsville, Ala, and Winsell ZARTMAN, Rochester, and three step-grandchildren. Two brothers, Jasper and Delos [PASS], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in 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 Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Abbie Young
Mrs. Abbie YOUNG, 75, died at 10 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital after an 18-month illness. She resided on R.R. 2, Macy.
Born June 8, 1883 in Miami county, she had spent her life in the Gilead community. She was the daughter of Mathias and Mary WHITMORE SMITH. Her marriage was on Dec. 12, 1903, to Charles B. YOUNG, who survives. Mrs. Young was a member of the Gilead Methodist church and of the W.S.C.S of the church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frieda TROUT, Phoenix, Ariz; Mrs. Zella BOWMAN, Traverse City, Mich., and Mrs. Walter (Louise) GERRICH, Rochester; three sons, Floyd [YOUNG], Roann; Charles D. [YOUNG], Marion, and Donald S. [YOUNG], North Manchester; twenty-two grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ed SMITH, Silver lake, and David SMITH, Hibbing, Minn., and two sisters, Mrs. Emma BICKEL, Roann, and Mrs. Nettie GAERTE, Akron.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Gilead Methodist church with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday, when the body will be removed to the church to lie in state an hour prior to the services.

Fred B. Jones
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Foster & Good funeral home for Fred B. JONES, 85-year-old Spanish-American War veteran, who died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday in the Miller nursing home here.
The Rev. George CRANE officiated at the last rites, which also included military services by the American Legion and VFW posts. Burial was in the Citizens cemetery here.
The death of Mr. Jones, who had been ill several months, leaves only nine veterans of the Spanish war living in this community. Mr. Jones enlisted for the Spanish War from Rochester with Company B., 158th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was a retired employee of the Rochester foundry company Born Nov. 17, 1872, in Marshall county, he had spent most of his life in this county. The only survivors are two nephews, Charles JONES of Wabash and Robert JONES of Rochester, and one niece, Mary FLAGG, Rochester.

Flo Ream
Mrs. Flo REAM, 79, a former Rochester resident and native of Fulton county, died in Mercy hospital, Springfield, O., at 3:15 p.m. Sunday after a long illness. She was critically ill for five weeks.
Mrs. Ream moved from Rochester five years ago and had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Catherine YOUNG, in Medway, O. For the last year, she had been in a nursing home.
Born on May 17, 1879, Mrs. Ream was the daughter of Aaron and Missa PACKER.
Surviving besides Mrs. Young are two sons, Arthur REAM, Massilon, O., and George REAM, Tracy, Cal.; a brother, Fred PACKER, Binghamton, N.Y., eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Trostel funeral home in New Carlisle, O. Burial will be in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens near Medway.

Tuesday, August 5, 1958

Laura Riddle
Laura Inez RIDDLE, 92 years of age, died at 3 a.m. today in the home of her son, George, at 329 West Seventh street. Death came after a 2 1/2 year illness which had been serious the past four months.
Mrs. Riddle had made her home with her son, principal of the Riddle elementary school here, for the past five years.
She was born June 15, 1866, in Marshall county, the daughter of George and Mary CAMERER. Before moving to Rochester, she had resided in Richland township for 60 years. Her marriage was Feb. 21, 1888, in Marshall county to A. J. RIDDLE, who died Jan. 2, 1924.
Mrs. Riddle had been a member of the Tiosa Brethren church for the past 60 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. C. (Mary) BORTON, Mentone, and Mrs. Howard (Mabel) WILSON, Indianapolis; four sons, the Rev. E. M. RIDDLE, New Paris; George M. [RIDDLE], Rochester; Charles F. [RIDDLE], R.R. 3, Argos, and Raymond [RIDDLE], R.R. 5, Rochester; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Charles (Clara) BIGGS, Bourbon, and two nieces and two nephews. Preceding her in death were three sons, three daughters and one brother.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. Wayne SWIHART officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 1 p.m. Thursday when the body will be removed to the church to lie in state an hour prior to services.

Mrs. E. B. Kennedy
Mrs. E. B. KENNEDY, mother of Arthur KENNEDY, 902 Pontiac street, died suddenly Monday at 8:30 p.m. at her home in Smyrna Mills, Me. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Mrs. Kennedy, who also is survived by six other children, had spent her life in Maine. Funeral rites will be held in Smyrna Mills Thursday. Arthur Kennedy will attend the services.

Mary Sutton
Mary SUTTON, 76, Metea, died at 8:10 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Illie NEFF, in Metea. She had been ill two weeks.
Born July 1, 1882, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of George and Mary LIDGARD KAHLER. She was married Nov. 10, 1900, to Jesse SUTTON, who died April 12, 1954.
Mrs. Sutton was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Surviving are six sons, Wayne, Frank and Charles [SUTTON], all of Lucerne; George and Vernon [SUTTON], both of Rochester; Harry [SUTTON], Logansport; two daughters, Mrs. NEFF, Metea, and Mrs. Nettie HERD, Kewanna; one brother, Mace KAHLER, Fulton; twenty grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Metea Baptist church with the Rev. Harry REA officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton after 5 p.m. today and the body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the service.

Wednesday, August 6, 1958

Gertrude Railsback
Mrs. Gertrude RAILSBACK, 79, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday at her home on the Fulton-Marshall county line road. She had been ill nine months.
Born Dec. 16, 1878, in Marshall county, she had resided most of her life in the Argos community. Her parents were James and Malinda Jane EMMONS WARREN. Her marriage was April 14, 1896, to Harland M. RAILSBACK, who died in 1948.
She was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are one son, Donald E. [RAILSBACK], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Thelma) BILLETT, Tacoma, Wash.; and Mrs. Dwight (Muriel) SNYDER, East Lansing, Mich.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Fanny CLARK, Warsaw; and Mrs. Della DOMPTON ILER, South Bend.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Eldon EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery in Fulton county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, August 7, 1958

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Friday, August 8, 1958

Mabel Holmes
Mrs. Mabel Lucille HOLMES, 54, died at 7:30 a.m. today in her home, 118 East 10th street. She had been in failing health since 1940, seriously ill for the past week.
Born Sept. 20, 1903, in Rochester she had resided here throughout her life. Her marriage was June 12, 1926, in Rochester to Isaac C. HOLMES. Her parents were J. Walter and Lulu HAIMBAUGH BRUBAKER.
Mrs. Holmes was a member of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are the husband and her father, Rochester; one son, Robert HOLMES, Rochester; two grandchildren; one brother, J. Jackson BRUBAKER, Rochester, and three nephews.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Saturday, August 9, 1958

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Monday, August 11, 1958

Joseph N. Shivers
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Argos Methodist church for Joseph N. SHIVERS, 41, chief of Argos volunteer fire department, who died of a heart attack Saturday noon while attending the Indiana Firemen's Association convention in Muncie.
Shivers had been fire chief 10 years. He had suffered a heart condition the past 18 months and had been hospitalized for a time.
Born Dec. 6, 1916, in Green township, Marshall county, he had spent all his life in this community. He was graduated from Culver high school. His marriage was to Bernice SANDERSON in Winamac, Oct. 16, 1937.
Mr. Shivers was vice president and general manager of the Martin-Sanderson Lumber and Coal company, member of the Methodist church, Masonic lodge, was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the South Bend Scottish Rite, Argos Izaak Walton league and the Lions club.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Sheila) KELLEY, Rochester; Sharon Jo [SHIVERS], at home; two sons, David Neil and Michael Scott [SHIVERS], both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Whitney (May) KLINE, Culver; Mrs. Norman (Lucille) DAVIS, Argos, and Mrs. Oliver (Arville) TEEL, Mentone; one brother, Meryl [SHIVERS], Argos; the stepmother, Mrs. Elizabeth SHIVERS, R.R. 3, Argos; one stepsister, Mrs. Velma BUCHER, and one stepbrother, Robert WOOLRIDGE, both of Indianapolis.
Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery. The body will be in the church from noon Tuesday until the hour of the service. The Masonic lodge will conduct graveside services, assisted by the State Firemen's Association.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Martha G. Kindig
Mrs. Martha G. KINDIG, 78, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in the Bremen Community hospital after a six-year illness. She resided on R.R. 1, North Liberty.
Born June 9, 1880, in Rochester, she was the daughter of John and Rebecca BOWEN. Her marriage was in Rochester, Jan. 18, 1898, to Charles KINDIG who survives.
The Kindigs had resided near North Liberty the past 17 years.
Surviving besides the husband are five daughters, Mrs. Meadie WARSTLER and Mrs. Alvin COOPER, both of Elkhart; Mrs. Alva THOMPSON and Mrs. Iva HAGENBUSH, both of Argos; and Mrs. Albert GERICKSON, LaPorte; three sons, Melson [KINDIG], LaPorte, and Calvin and Lester [KINDIG], both at home; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty-eight great-grandchildren; four sistrs, Mrs. Rose HATCH, Macy; Mrs. Elva MECHLING, Argos; Mrs. Alice NORRIS, Richland Center, and Mrs. Sarah WELLER, Aurora, Ill.; five brothers, Nelson BOWEN, Akron, Sam BOWEN, Rochester; Clem BOWEN, Plymouth, Vernie BOWEN, Leiters Ford, and Ray BOWEN, Argos.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Haverstock chapel at LaPorte with the Rev. Kenneth MURPHY officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Wibel
Mrs. Elizabeth WIBEL, 86, died at 5:50 a.m. today at the Armstrong Nursing Home in Peru after a five-year illness. She resided at 564 East Third street, Peru.
Born Sept. 2, 1871, in Lickens county, O., she had rsided in Fulton and Miami counties for the past 80 years. Her parents were Benjamin Banks and Amelia SPARKS WIBEL [?]. She first was married in 1889 to Charles W. BERRY, who died in 1928. Her second marriage was in 1929 to Leroy WIBEL, who survives. Mrs. Wibel was a member of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are the husband; one son, Othel BERRY, Peru; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two daughters, five brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru with the Rev. Frank B. GUYER officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mary E. Allen
Mrs. Mary E. ALLEN, 84, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Landis nursing home in Argos after a two-year illness.
She was born Sept. 11, 1873, in Illinois and was the daughter of James and Christina THOMPSON. She was married in 1896 to William ALLEN, who died in 1951.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Laura) McNEIL, Morris, Ill., and Mrs. Marion (Irene) SMITH, Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. William ROGERS, R.R. 5, Rochester; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Virginia McFARLAND, six brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, August 12, 1958

Louis F. Banse
Louis F. BANSE, 56-year-old retired oil company employee from Hammond, was electrocuted at his Fletcher's Lake home monday about 1 p.m.
Mr. Banse, who had begun retirement from the Shell Oil company only last month, was installing a floor plug in a utility room. His wife found him dead when she returned to the house after a 15-minute absence.
Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, said that death was accidental, due to electrocution. Mr. Banse had spent the past 20 summers at Fletcher's Lake and planned to make his permanent home there. Surviving are his wife, Mary [BANSE]; one daughter, Mrs. Eleanor HICKMAN, Hammond; two grandchildren; one brother, William [BANSE], Hammond, and two sisters, Charlotte OVERHEU, Chicago and Johanna [BANSE], Germany.
The body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton and from there to the Emmerling chapel in Hammond. Rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 712 Sibley street, Hammond. Burial will be in the Elmwood cemetery, Hammond.

Charles Flagg
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Charles E. FLAGG, 83, who died Monday at 6:30 p.m. at his home, 917 Monroe street.
Dr. Claude YOUNG will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Flagg had been bedfast since Oct. 31, 1957.
He was born July 1, 1875, at Argos, the son of William H. and Julia A. FLAGG. He came to Rochester about 18 years ago from Akron. In 1894 he was married at Argos to Julia H. WORTHINGTON, who died in 1939.
Mr. Flagg had served a term as Fulton county clerk, had been a newspaper editor at Plymouth and was employed by the Diamond Fertilizer company before his last illness.
He was a member of he Grace Methodist church, Akron Masonic lodge and the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are a daughter, Doris Louise FLAGG, at home; a nephew, Albert FLAGG, Argos, and two nieces, Mrs. Earl DUNLAP and Mrs.Ermel WILHELM, both of Argos.

Wednesday, August 13, 1958

Blanche A. Swihart
Miss Blanche A. SWIHART, 74, Athens, who for 35 years taught at the old Athens school, died at 1 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after a two-week illness. She had been in the hospital since Sunday.
A lifetime resident of the Athens and Akron vicinity, she was born near Akron Sept. 8, 1883. Her parents were Isiah and Mary E. MOORE SWIHART.
During her long tenure as teacher at Athens, Miss Swihart always taught in the same room of the schoolhouse. She also taught in several other schools in Fulton county. She retired from teaching in 1939.
Miss Swihart was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Mabel SWIHART, Athens, and Mrs. Edell BARKMAN, Elkhart, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating assisted by he Rev. Harold CONRAD. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron from 7 p.m. today until noon Friday and at the church 1 to 2 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, August 14, 1958

Adda E. Oden
Mrs. Adda Edith ODEN, who resided at Lily Park on the north shore of Lake Manitou, died at 6:45 a.m. today in her home at the age of 90 years. She had been ill a year, seriously since July 1.
Born March 29, 1868 in Bunker Hill, she was the daughter of John Granville and Mary HOOVER HEDRICK. She came to her lake home here 18 years ago from Bunker Hill. Her marriage was in 1888 at Bunker Hill to W. O. ODEN, who died in 1939.
Mrs. Oden was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Gladys ODEN, and one son, Harry O. [ODEN], both at home; one brother, Charles HEDRICK, Winona Lake, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in Springdale cemetery, Bunker Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

William L. Cooper
Last rites will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the Phillips-Schaeffer funeral home in Kankakee, Ill., for William Leroy COOPER, 74, a native of Rochester, who died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. Death came after a lingering illness at his home, 1325 Cobb boulevard, Kankakee.
Born April 3, 1884, in Rochester, he was the son of William and Eva HEFFLEY COOPER. He was married Dec. 5, 1910, to Louise TAYLOR at Anadarko, Cal.
Mr. Cooper learned telegraphy at an early age and then worked as an operator or train dispatcher through the United States, Canada and Mexico. Later he confined his work to the spring and summer and the rest of the year devoted his time to the stove business, in which he spent 50 years. He was salesman, sales manager and president of vatious companies heading the Matthews Banner Range company in South Bend and the Glenwood Range company in Taunton, Mass.
In December, 1955, he was presented a 50-year membership pin by Rochester's Masonic lodge No. 79. He also was a member of the 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Knights Templar, Kankakee Elks Lodge No. 627 and the Shrine. Surviving are the widow; two sons, Donald [COOPER], Kankakee, and William [COOPER], Jr., Lancaster, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn L. WALLEY, Kankakee, and six grandchildren.

Sarah A. Barnhart
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Tiosa Brethren church for Mrs. Sarah Ann BARNHART, 75, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller nursing home here. She had been ill the past two years.
The Rev. Wayne SWIHART will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home and the body also will lie in state at the church an hour before the service.
Born Jan. 8, 1883, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Henry and Louisa Van DUYNE OVERMYER. Her husband, Franklin BARNHART, died in 1933.
She was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. N. M. (Ann) ALBER, with whom Mrs. Barnhart resided, and Mrs. Ray MARSHALL, Bremen; one brother, Henry OVERMYER, Mishawaka; one sister, Mrs. Valorous BECK, R.R. 5, Rochester; ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Six brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Sister M. Noemi
Requiem mass was held Wednesday for Sister M. NOEMI, CSC, 86, a native of Kewanna, who died Monday at St. Mary's convent at Notre Dame after a long illness.
The former Bridget HINES, she was born Oct. 20, 1871, the daughter of James and Margaret GLYNN HINES. She entered the congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1907 and made her profession of final vows in 1913. Sister Noemi had served 32 years at Our Sister's hospital, Cairo, Ill., returning to St. Mary's convent in 1954 because of ill health.
Surviving are a brother, Michael HINES, Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Michael DOWNEY, Chicago, and Mrs. John QUATMAN, Indianapolis.
Burial was in Our Lady of Peace cemetery at St. Mary's.

Friday, August 15, 1958

Dell G. Smith
Dell G. SMITH, 81, died Thursday afternoon at his home in Miami Shores, Fla., after a four-year illness. A native of Rochester, he had moved to Florida from Rochester four years ago.
Born here June 8, 1877, he was the son of Albert and Nancy SMITH and had spent most of his life in this community. He was married Dec. 24, 1904, in Rochester to Dora HALTERMAN, who survives.
Mr. Smith was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and a past commander of the local Major A. H. Skinner Camp, Spanish-American War Veterans. He served with Company B, 158th Volunteer Infantry which was recruited from Rochester. Mr. Smith's death leaves only eight veterans of the Spanish war from the city.
Mr. Smith was a retired barber and laborer.
Surviving, besides the wife, are three sons, Donald and James [SMITH], both of Miami Shores, Fla., and Ted [SMITH], Fort Myers Fla., and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD of Bedford will officiate with the American Legion and VFW posts assisting with the rites. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body is expected to arrive by train late Sunday night and friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Monday.

Edwin K. Johnson
Edwin K. JOHNSON, 67, died suddenly at 12:05 a.m. today from a heart attack at his home, 535 East Ninth street. He had been in failing health the past year.
Born Oct. 19, 1890, he was the son of the Rev. Samuel L. and Lou Emma BARGER JOHNSON. He came to Rochester in 1950 from Kokomo.
His first marriage was to Marie PACKARD who died in 1948. His second marriage was Nov. 3, 1950, at Rocester to Alida NEWCOMB, who survives.
Mr. Johnson was a retired foreman for sub-station construction for the Public Service Company of Indiana. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Kokomo Masonic lodge.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Edwin Louis JOHNSON, Elwood; one daughter, Miss Eleanor JOHNSON, Kokomo, and two grandchildren.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of the funeral arrangements, which are incomplete.

Saturday, August 16, 1958

Henry A. Good
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Henry Albert GOOD, 61, 212 East Sixth street. He died of a heart attack at 3:30 p.m. Friday while working at the residence at 1015 Elm street.
Mr. Good had been in ill health the past six months.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate at the last rites and military services will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW posts. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Feb. 7, 1897, at Lafayette, Mr. good was the son of Fred and Josephine WAGONER GOOD. He had lived in Fulton county the past six years, coming here from Monticello.
His marriage was on April 1, 1952, at Plymouth to Bessie M. CRABILL, who survives. He was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are one stepson, Darwin DeLAND, 214 East Sixth street; and two aunts, Mrs. Charles DULL, Monticello, and Mrs. Mamie GOAZ, Tulsa, Okla.

Edwin K. Johnson
Funeral services for Edwin K. JOHNSON, 67, who died early Friday morning at his home, 535 East Ninth street, will be at 2 p.m., Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Harry BAILEY of Indianapolis, former Baptist church minister here, will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, August 18, 1958

Mina Nelson
Mrs. Mina NELSON, 71, Mentone, died at 10:40 p.m. Sunday of a heart attack while en route to Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill six months.
She was born in Newcastle township, Aug. 27, 1886, to Frank and Delilah SWARTZLANDER BARKMAN. She had spent her entire life in Newcastle township, Burket and Mentone.
On Aug. 22, 1906, she married Amasa NELSON, who survives. Mrs. Nelson was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ and the Mentone home demonstration club.
Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Elgie (Velma) VANDERMARK, Rochester; four sons, Denzil and Delford [NELSON], Burket; Franklin [NELSON], Palestine, and Harold [NELSON], Mentone; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth SHERWOOD, Argos. Another sister, Mrs. Charles (Delta) HOFFMAN, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Mentone Church of Christ, with the Rev. Ralph BURRIS officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the Johns funeral home at Mentone until noon Tuesday.

Tessie N. Calhoun
Mrs. Tessie Nelle CALHOUN, 70, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Saturday night at the South Bend Osteopathic hospital after two years' illness.
She was born Feb. 16, 1888, near Akron to Frank and Armittia ALSPACH BIGGS, and spent her entire life in Fulton and Marshall counties.
On Jan. 25, 1908, she married Delbert CALHOUN, who survives. Other survivors are a daughter, Miss Margaret CALHOUN, R.R. 2, Rochester; a son, Charles [CALHOUN], Crown Point; three brothers, Dee BIGGS of Macy and George and Dewey [BIGGS], both of Rochester; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver, where services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Paul JUMP of the Monterey Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey cemetery.

Truman H. Ward
Truman H. WARD, 78, died this morning at 1:15 o'clock at his home four miles east of Fulton. Death came after a year's illness.
Born Nov. 1, 1879, near Chili in Miami county, he was the son of Charles and Sarah HURSEY WARD. He had resided in the Fulton community the past 52 years.
On March 30, 1904, near Twelve Mile, he was married to Edna KELSEY, who survives. Mr. Ward was a retired farmer and had taught school in Fulton and Miami counties 34 years.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Mary Frances) SMITH, Memphis, Tenn; three sons, Robert C. [WARD], Rochester; Emerson H. [WARD], Warsaw, and Glenn H. [WARD], Walton; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth ROYER and Mrs. Grace POTTENGER, both of Peru, and one brother, Ralph [WARD], North Manchester.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in 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 until an hour prior to the services, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state. The family has requested that flowers be omitted and memorials made to the cancer fund.

Ada Newman
Mrs. Ada NEWMAN, 76, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the Argos Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for the past six weeks. She had been ill two years.
Mr.s Newman was born Sept. 26, 1881, in Crowton, England, to John and Mary WARBURTON HADDOCK. She had lived at her Akron home for two years, coming from Chicago, where she had moved in 1912.
On Sept. 13, 1902, she was married to William H. NEWMAN, in Manchester, England. Mr. Newman died in 1956.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John H. (Ann) MILLER, R.R. 4, Akron; two sons, Thomas H. and John W. [NEWMAN], both of Chicago; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Hugh HADDOCK, Crowton, England, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha CLARK, Lincolnwood, Ill., and Mrs. Florence HADDOCK, Seattle, Wash.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, where funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate, with burial in the Akron cemetery.

Tuesday, August 19, 1958

[no obits]

Wednesday, August 20, 1958

Sarah Rickel
Mrs. Sarah RICKEL, Athens, died at 5 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward NAUMES, in Riverdale, Ill.
The Sheetz funeral home of Akron is in charge of funeral arrangements which are incomplete.

Glenda Rogers
Glenda ROGERS, 18, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 12:12 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial hospital of a skull fracture suffered in a traffic accident near Royal Center Tuesday evening that injured five other youths.
The carsh occurred on Ind. 16 two miles east of Royal Center at 6:50 o'clock.
In Memorial hospital today, all in "generally good" condition, are:
Judy ROGERS, 15, R.R. 1, Kewanna, several face cuts and bruises.
Joe SARVER, 18, R.R. 1, Macy, facial cuts and bruises.
Morton SHEELY, 16, R.R. 5, Kokomo, cut on left arm and shock.
Mary BANNER, 12, R.R. 5, Kokomo.
Also injured was Larry Dale STOVER, 12, R.R. 1, Macy, who was dismissed from the hospital after treatment for a fractured nose and a chin cut.
Sarver was the driver of a 1955 auto in which Misses Glenda and Judy Rogers and Stover were riding. Sheely and Miss Banner were in the back of a van-type truck which was stopped along the highway. John BANNER, 21, R.R. 5, Kokomo, driver of the truck, and his mother, who were in the front of the truck, were not injured.
Banner told State Trooper John GAYLOR that his truck, being used to transport horses from Kokomo to the Royal Center fair, developed mechanical trouble and that he parked the vehicle alongside the highway. He said about two feet of the truck extended onto the narrow road.
When he got back into the ruck and re-srarted it, he saw the car approaching, and was waiting for it to pass before pulling back onto the highway, Banner said. He said his turn signal was on.
The right front of the car struck the left side of the metal truck bed, spinning the car around. The car landed against a fence on the opposite side of the road.
The two persons in the back of the truck were hurled out by the impact. Three horses in the truck escaped injury.
The top was knocked off the truck and the vehicle was pushed into a wooden fence and telephone pole. The fence, owned by Robert WOODHOUSE of R.R. 2, Royal Center, received about $60 damage and the truck about $600 damage.
Heavy traffic going to the Royal Center fair was snarled for about an hour. Many people parked their cars and went to the scene of the fatal accident. Straw and sawdust from the truck littered the highway. The Royal Center fire whistle was sounded when word of the crash was received.
Miss Rogers was the fifth person fro Fulton county to died of traffic accident injuries this year.
Glenda Louise ROGERS was born in Peru, on Jan. 24, 1940, the daughter of Theodore and Georgia COLLWELL ROGERS. The family lived in Peru for 17 years, then moved to a home four miles southwest of Fulton.

Thursday, August 21, 1958

Dora Pontious
Mrs. Dora PONTIOUS, 76, died at 1 a.m. today at the home of her son, Harry PONEIOUS, in the Burton community. She resided at 719 Monroe street and had been in failing health three years, seriously ill one month.
Born Sept. 7, 1881, at Leiters Ford, she was the daughter of John and Rebecca HOOD WAGONER. She was married in February, 1900, at Leiters Ford to Edward H. PONTIOUS, who died in 1948. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Marjorie) KESTER, R.R. 1, Akron; and Mrs. Elmer (Annabel) MUNNERY, Lake City, Ark.; four sons, Clair [PONTIOUS], R.R. 1, Macy; Ledger [PONTIOUS], Rock Falls, Ill.; Richard [PONTIOUS], Bay City, Mich., and Harry [PONTIOUS], R.R. 4, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Olin WAGONER, R.R. 2, Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Jessie HARTLE, Leiters Ford, as well as several nieces and nephews. Two daughters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Henry TERRY of the Nazarene church officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Sarah L. Rickel
Mrs. Sarah L. RICKEL, 85, Beloit, Wis., a native of Fulton county, died Wednesday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward NAUMES, Chicago. She had been ill for several months.
Born on Dec. 19, 1872, Mrs. Rickel was the daughter of John and Nancy BURNS. She lived in Athens until five years ago, when she moved to Beloit.
She was married in Fulton county to Grant RICKEL, who died in 1921.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Naumes, are three other daughters, Mrs. F. J. ZARTMAN, Longwood, Fla., Mrs. Byron GOSS, Los Angeles, and Miss Mary RICKEL, Monroe, Wis.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clyde N. Carr
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Forrest G. Hay funeral home at South Bend for Clyde N. CARR, 61, a native of Rochester, who died Tuesday night in the Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis. Death came only 10 minutes after his arrival there by ambulance from Memorial hospital in South Bend.
The Rev. Hartford INLOW, pastor of the First Christian church at South Bend, will officiate at the rites and burial will be in Highland cemetery in South Bend. Friends may call at the Hay funeral home.
Mr. Carr became ill at his home, 518 South Rush street, Thursday with a heart condition and was admitted to Memorial hospital Sunday. Tuesday he was rushed to Indianapolis, where he was to undergo special surgery to correct a rupture of the main blood vessel leading from the heart.
Born in Rochester on April 5, 1897, he went to South Bend from this city in 1907. He married Etta DARLING at South Bend. Mr. Carr was a former barber, retiring September 1, 1957. He had operated a barber shop on East Jefferson street for 38 years.
Surviving are the wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Estella WARD, Mrs. Martha CHOITZ and Mrs. Marry Ellen LUEBKE, all of South Bend; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Fred CRAVEN, South Bend, and Mrs. Melvin HILL, Rochester, and a brother, Reuben CARR, Rochester.
Mr. Carr was a member of the St. Joseph Masonic lodge 45 and the Izaak Walton league.

Kay Marsh
Kay MARSH, 17, Bluffton, a summer resident at Lake Manitou, was killed instantly and two young local boys were injured seriously Wednesday night in a one-car crash on Ind. 110 northwest of Rochester.
Miss Marsh suffered a skull fracture when the 1958 station wagon which she was driving east, skidded on the rain-slick highway at 7 o'clock, crossed into the opposite lane and then crashed into a bridge abutment on the north side of the road.
Injured were King ANNESS, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ANNESS, Lake Manitou, and Glen MARSH, Jr., 8, brother of the victim and son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen MARSH, Bluffton. The Marshes reside on the east shore of the lake during the summer.
Anness is listed in "fair' condition today, at Woodlawn hospital. He was in "critical" condition when admitted Wednesday night with fractres in both legs.
Marsh is in "fair" condition at the Caylor-Nickel hospital in Bluffton, where he was transferred from Woodlawn hospital. When admitted to Woodlawn, he was considered in "critical" condition from fractres of the left elbow, left wrist and right leg and scalp injuries.
The youths were retrning from Lake Maxinkuckee when the car went out of control as Miss Marsh slowed down to cross the small bridge. None of the trio was thrown out of the car.
The ambulance from the Grossman funeral home in Argos rushed the two boys to Woodlawn hospital. The girl was taken to the Grossman fneral home and later the body was taken to the Thomas funeral home in Bluffton.
The center of the highway divides Fulton and Marshall counties. The accident occurred in Marshall county and that county's coroner, Dr. C. R. BURKETT, was called.
Also investigating were Harvey PHILLIPS, Marshall conty sheriff, Laurence NORRIS, Fulton county sheriff, and State Trooper Milfred BUCK.
Miss Marsh was a 1958 grduate of Bluffton high school, ranking 15th in a class of 88. She was planning to enter Indiana university this fall.
She was born Sept. 5, 1940, and was a member of Tri Kappa sorority and the Baptist church in Bluffton. She had lived at Lake Manitou with her parents during the summers for the last four years.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas funeral home.
[NOTE: Miss Marsh's maternal grandfather was Floyd MATTICE of Rochester. -WCT]

Friday, August 22, 1958

[no obits]

Saturday, August 23, 1958

Minnie L. Rush
Mrs. Minnie Lois RUSH, 56, died at 2 a.m. today in her home 2 1/2 miles northeast of Rochester after a week's serious illness. She had been in failing health the past eight years.
Born Sept. 25, 1901, in Fulton county, she had lived here her entire life. She was married Aug. 25, 1920, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Harvey R. RUSH, who survives. Her parents were Felix and Mary SMITH TOBEY.
Mrs. Rush was a charter member of the Mt. Zion club.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one son, Harry R. [RUSH], R.R. 5, Rochester; one foster son, Russell A. DAVIDSON, with the Air Force in England; three grandchildren, Linda, Carla and Russell DAVIDSON; two sisters, Mrs. Bert (Lucy) BRYANT, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs . Jack (Fern) ERVIN, 288 Race st.; two brothers, Stacy TOBEY, R.R. 6, Rochester; George TOBEY, R.R. 1, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, one brother and four sisters preceded her in death.
Rites tentatively have been set for 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, August 25, 1958

Harold Wallen
Harold O. WALLEN, 42, Sturgis (Mich.) resident since 1943, died unexpectedly about 5 p.m. Saturday at his home there. He apparently suffered a heart attack and was found by his wife, Mrs. Mary (HEIM) WALLEN, formerly of the Lake Bruce area.
The couple was married in 1945. Mr. Wallen was foreman of the maintenance crew of the Michigan Gas Utilities company.
Surviving, besides the wife, are his mother, Mrs. Mattie WALLEN, Kirksville, Mo.; one brother, Harry WALLEN, Griffith, Ind., and his sister, Mrs. Edward CARTMILL, Rollins, Wyo.
Services in Sturgis will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foglesong funeral home with the Rev. L. J. BEAVER, pastor of the Church of God, officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Lake Bruce cemetery, southwest of Rochester.

Cora C. Heishman
Mrs. Cora C. SMITH HEISHMAN, 66, 101 Ohio street, died in her home at 9 a.m. today of a heart condition. She had been ill two years.
Born Dec. 18, 1892 in Corydon, she moved here 10 years ago from Metea. She was the daughter of George and Maggie WOLF SMITH.
On July 28, 1909, Mrs. Heishman was married in Corydon to Guy HEISHMAN, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Geneva) WALTERS, Mrs. Clon (Margarett) CONWELL and Mrs. Dale (Anise) SEVERNS, all of Rochester; seven sons, Roscoe [HEISHMAN], Louisville, Ky.; Willard [HEISHMAN], Peru; Howard and Guy [HEISHMAN], Jr., Rochester; Edgar and Kenneth [HEISHMAN], Logansport, and Forrest [HEISHMAN], Chicago.
Also, a sister, Mrs. Annie MAUCH, Corydon; twenty-seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
The body is at the Foster & Good funeral home here, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday. Rites are incomplete.

Mary M. Bixler
Mrs. Mary Margaret BIXLER, 60, died early Sunday morning at the South Bend Osteopathis hospital, where she had been admitted Wednesday.
A resident of R.R. 2, Culver, the past 14 years, Mrs. Bixler was born Feb. 15, 1898, at Lake Bruce and had spent her entire life in Fulton and Marshall counties. She was married to Otto BIXLER and her parents were Francis Marion and Caroline FINLEY BRUCE.
She was a member of the Emmanuel E.U.B. church at Culver.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Oren (Eileen) DAWSON, Culver, Mrs . Dolores FRANCE, Plymouth; one brother, Don BRUCE, Culver, and four grandchildren.
Rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Emmanuel E.U.B. church, with the Rev. Vernon L. PALMER officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver.

Tuesday, August 26, 1958

Charles Sears
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Charles SEARS, 71, who died of a heart attack sometime Sunday night. He was found dead at his home around noon Monday b a friend, Ed GOTTSCHALK.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry at Kewanna.
Born Jan. 20, 1887, in Kewanna, he was the son of Henry and Etta FALKENBURG SEARS. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Chloe HIATT, Chicago; Mrs. Ottie BLY, Kewanna; Mrs. Mabel BLOUSSER, Kewanna; Mrs. Ethel CAREY, South Bend, and Mrs. Hazel POALSON, Akron, O. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Cora C. Heishman
Final rites for Mrs. Cora C. SMITH HEISHMAN, 66, 101 Ohio street, who died Monday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ward HUMPHREY of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Heishman, a resident here for 10 years, died at 8 o'clock in her home of a heart condition. She had been ill two years.

Wednesday, August 27, 1958 to Saturday, August 30, 1958

[no obits]

Monday, September 1, 1958

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 2, 1958

William Darrough and
Alfred Gassaway
Brooksville, Fla. (UPI) -- William DARROUGH, 27, Culver, Ind., and Alfred GASSAWAY, 30, Red Bay, Ala., were killed Sunday night when their light plane crashed 8 1/2 miles east of here.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the men, who had been working temporarily at Crystal river on the Gulf Coast, apparently had engine trouble and crashed when they tried to land on a highway.

Emma E. Marsh
Emma Elvira MARSH, 92, a native of Fulton county, died Sunday at 10 a.m. in the home of her daughter, Blanche PETTY, at Roann. She suffered a stroke 16 weeks ago.
Born on June 24, 1866, she was the daughter of James L. and Elizabeth BEATTIE MARSH. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Rochester.
Surviving besides the daughter is a sister, Nettie CULLEN of Roann; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Services were conductd this afternoon at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann with the Rev. Walter CROSBY officiating. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, September 3, 1958 to Saturday, September 6, 1958

[no obits]

Monday, September 8, 1958

Thelma G. Stewart
Mrs. Thelma Garnet STEWART, 54, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital from a heart attack. She had entered the hospital only 4 1/2 hours prior to her death, first becoming ill about 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Stewart's husband, Russell [STEWART], is superintendent of the U.S. Fish Hatcheries here.
Born July 17, 1904, in Manistee, Mich., she was the daughter of Judson G. and Margaret MILLER STOUGHTON. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1927, in Pontiac, Mich. Mrs. Stewart had lived in Rochester since 1946, moving here from Atlanta, Ga., when her husband was assigned to the local hatcheries.
She was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two sons, John R. [STEWART], Rochester, and Richard M. [STEWART], with the Air Force at Sumpter, S.C., two daughters, Mrs. William (Mary Ellen) SAVAGE and Mrs. Kenneth (Virginia L.) ZARTMAN, both of Rochester, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. 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 after 7 p.m. today.

Alfred Yarman
Alfred YARMAN, 67, Argos, died at 8:45 a.m. today in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, from a heart attack suffered at 6 a.m. today. He had been in ill health the past three years.
Born in Warsaw on May 23, 1891, he was the son of Henry and Emma ROUCH YARMAN. He had lived in Argos two years, coming there from Silver Lake. He was married Jan. 8, 1956 at Silver Lake to Madaline SHAFFER TOWNE, who survives.
Mr. Yarman was a retired mechanic and a member of the John C. Peterson Post, American Legion at Warsaw.
Also surviving are one daughter by a previous marriage, Mrs. Francis (Louise) BROWN, Warsaw; one step-daughter, Mrs. Gerald MARTIN, R.R. 5, Plymouth; two stepsons, Virgil TOWNE, Elkhart, and Russell TOWNE, Fallbrook, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Glen COOK, Elkhart, and two brothers, Fred, South Whitley, and Ellsworth [YARMAN], Center Squart, N.Y.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos, where the Warsaw American Legion Post will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, September 9, 1958

Gilbert Steel
Funeral services will be Thursday at Monticello for T-Sgt. Gilbert "Billy" STEEL, 48, a native of Kewanna, who died Saturday at the Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C. following a week's illness.
The Miller funeral home in Monticello will be the site of the rites, which will be conductd by the Masonic order Wednesday evening followed by military services at 2 p.m.Thursday and burial at Monticello.
Born April 16, 1910, he was the son of John and Myrl FRAIN STEEL. He joined the Army in 1930 and was stationed at Fort Harrison, Indianapolis, until after World War II. He also saw service on Guam island and at Fort Lee, Va., where he remained until he became ill.
Sgt. Steel was a member of the Monticello Baptist church, Masonic lodge and Scottish Rite.
Surviving are his wife, Wilma [STEEL]; one son, Joe [STEEL]; his mother, South Bend; three brothers, John [STEEL], Miami, Fla.; Raymond [STEEL], Walton, and Paul [STEEL], South Bend, and two uncles, Lew FRAIN and Clyde FRAIN, both of Winamac.

William J. Reames
William Joseph REAMES, 91 years of age, died at 2 p.m. today in the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient for the past five years. He had been seriously ill several months.
Born Nov. 10, 1866, in White county, Mr. Reames was the son of Samuel L. and Mary Ellen SMITH REAMES. A retired painter, he had resided in the Rochester community over 40 years.
His first marriage ewas in 1886 to Rose MARTINDALE, his second in 1894 to Mary HOWARD.
Surviving are three sons, Harry [REAMES], Rochester, Bert [REAMES], Star City, and William L. [REAMES], Dexter, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Pearl KURSTIN, Chicago Heights, Ill.; Mrs. Dottie ENSIGN, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Faye WEIRICH, Chelsea, Mich., and Mrs. Opal SHOWLEY, Leesburg, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Anna DOLPH, Elkhart, and Mrs. Madge FREEMAN, Fort Wayne; twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. One daughter and two sons prceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Dr. J. P. Sprunk
Dr. J. P. SPRUNK, Detroit, Mich., died in that city Monday. He was the father of Mrs. Robert C. WARD of Rochester.

Wednesday, September 10, 1958

Gertrude E. Utter
Gertrude E. UTTER, 67, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital after several days illness. She had spent most of her life in the Akron and Rochester vicinities.
Born in Bourbon on July 12, 1891, Mrs. Utter was the daugher of George and Mary JEFFERIES JOHNSON. On Oct. 11, 1908, she was married in Rochester to Harley UTTER, who died in 1944.
Mrs. Utter was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are four sons, Dean [UTTER], Athens; Wilbert [UTTER], R.R. 1, Mentone; Harold [UTTER], Mentone, and George [UTTER], Plymouth; a daughter, Mrs. Jay (Josephine) SANDERS, R.R. 3, Rochester; nineteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Also two half-sisters, Mrs. Elsie JACOBS, Pryor, Okla., and Mrs. Marg KOISTRA, White Cloud, Mich,; a brother, Dean JOHNSON, Cutbank, Mont. Two daughters and a son preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harold CONRAD. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron after 7:30 p.m. today.

Frank Felke
Frank A. FELKE, 83, died at 10:30 a.m. today at his home on R.R. 2, Plymouth, after a six-month illness.
Born July 20, 1875, at Chicago, he was the son of John and Mary WINKLER FELKE, and had resided 34 years in Plymouth. He was a florist by occupation. The family operated greenhouses in Rochester and Plymouth. His marriage was on Oct. 18, 1905, to Mary C. LAVERMANN.
He was a member of the St. Michaels church at Plymouth.
Survivors are the wife; five sons, Paul [FELKE], Rochester; John [FELKE], Garrett; Joseph [FELKE], Plymouth, Edward [FELKE], Plymouth, and Walter [FELKE], Kalkaska, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Sylvester (Lucille) ZABOROWSKI, Plymouth; Mrs. Victor (Mary) WASHNOCK, Bremen; and Mrs. Robert (Anna) HISS, Columbia City, and twenty-five grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be Saturday morning at St. Michael's church in Plymouth with Father Casimir MOSSWINSKI officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the Danielson and Van Gilder funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 11, 1958

Robert William Gates
Robert William GATES, 57, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He resided on R.R. 1, Rochester.
A native of Rogers, Ark., he was born Jan. 11, 1901, the son of Marion and Sudy GATES. He had resided here eight years, coming to the city from Montgomery, Ala. His marriage was on Aug. 3, 1930, at Ogden, Ill., to Harriet BAYLOR, who survives.
Mr. Gates was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Also surviving are a daughter, Rhoda Ann GATES, at home; two sons, William [GATES], North Manchester, and Robert [GATES], Austin, Texas; one grandson Robert [GATES], Austin; one sister, Mrs. Paul COX, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and one brother, Henry [GATES], Laveen,Ariz.. His parents and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Harriet Smith
Mrs. Jesse (Harriet) SMITH, 82, died this morning at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis, where she had been a patient two weeks. Mrs. Smith suffered a broken hip in a fall three weeks ago.
The body is being returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, September 12, 1958

Sam Lebo
Sam LEBO, Winamac, president for 15 years of the Rochester Farmers Mutual Insurance company, took his own life at his home Thursday night, members of the firm here were informed today. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Winamac Christian church.

Harriet L. Smith
Harriet Lucinda SMITH, 82, 408 Fulton avenue, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, after fracturing her hip last Aug. 24.
Born June 6, 1877 near Richland Center, she had spent almost her entire life in that community. She was the daughter of Samuel and Caroline RUNNELS McCLURE.
Mrs. Smith was married in Rochester on March 29, 1900 to Jesse SMITH, who died in 1934.
Surviving are a son, Harold [SMITH], Mishawaka; two daughters, Mrs. John (Gladys) ALSPACH, Sturgis, Mich., and Mrs. Lee (Irene) BECKER, Akron; a sister, Mrs. Nettie ALDERFER, Richland Center; two grandchildren and a great-grandson. A daughter died in infancy.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Leroy GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Henry O. Robinson
Henry O. ROBINSON, 72, a native of Rochester and former school teacher here, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Redlands, Cal., of a heart attack.
Mr. Robinson was a graduate of Rochester Normal University and of Santa Barbara college, Santa Barbara, Cal. He taught school in Rochester township for seven years and had been a teacher of manual arts in Redlands junior high school for 31 years, retiring seven years ago.
Including his service in two oher cities, Mr. Robinson spent more than 42 years as a public school teacher.
Born in November, 1885, he was the son of Otto D. and Mary E. ROBINSON. He was a member of Rochester Lodge 79, F. & A.M., lacking only about one year of being a 50-year member.
Surviving are the widow, at home, the former Oneida WILLIAMS of Rochester; a daughter, Mary Betty STOCKHAM, and a granddaughter, Linda STOCKHAM, both of Redlands; a brother, Fred E. ROBINSON, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Lu PIPER, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Guy E. HAINES, Toledo, O., and several nieces and nephews. One brother, Frank [ROBINSON], preceded him in death.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred ROBINSON left today for Redlands, where funeral services will be conducted Monday. Burial will be in Redlands also.

Saturday, September 13, 1958

Samuel Lebo
Funeral services were held this afternoon at Winamac for Samuel LEBO, 80, president of te Rochester Farmers Mutual Insurance company, who was found dead in the basement of his home Thursday afternoon.
Dr. E. L. MOORE, Pulaski counth coroner, attributed death to a self-inflicted wound from a 16-gauge shotgun.
A resident of Pulaski county 77 years, Mr. Lebo was a retired insurance agent and also was president of the Winamac Cooperative Elevator. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and attended the Christian church.
Born in Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1878, he was the son of Adam and Amanda KINTNER LEBO. He was married Sept. 10, 1904, to Edith DEAN, who died in 1956.
Surviving are two sons, Cecil [LEBO], Winamac, and Kenneth [LEBO], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Berniece RIGGS, Winamac, and Lenora LEBO, South Bend; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Robert [LEBO], Winamac, and Lee [LEBO], South Bend, and one sister, Mrs. Anna STRAW, Winamac.

Monday, September 15, 1958

Mary C. O'Brien
Mrs. Mary Corrine O'BRIEN, 71, died Sunday morning at her home in Dayton, O. She was a former resident of Kewanna and was born in that vicinity.
Her husband, Patrick A. O'BRIEN, died in 1936.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. D. J. MAHONEY, New Rochelle, N.Y.; two sons, Lt. Col James J. O'BRIEN (ret.) and John A. O'BRIEN, both of Dayton; three sisters, Miss Barbara REISER, Dayton; Mrs. Helen FOCHE, Dayton, and Mrs. John CUSHING, Brooklyn, N.Y. Three grandchildren also survive.
Friends may call after noon Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Kewanna with the Rev. James FITZGERALD officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery.

Richard E. Stallard
Richard Eugene STALLARD, 26-year-old Macy resident, was killed six miles north of Columbia City Sunday at 10 p.m. at the junction of Ind. 9 and 14. He was one of 17 persons who met death on the state's roads during the weekend, the highest total piled up in any weekend this year.
Stallard's car collided with another driven by George A. JUERGENS, 22, Huntington. Stallard was on his way to work in Fort Wayne, where he was employed as a government railway clerk.
He was born May 22, 1932, in Macy, the son of Aaron and Evelyn RICHARD HARTZLER STALLARD. He was married Aug. 10, 1951, to Helen Fay ENYART, of Rochester.
He was a member of the macy Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, at home; four children, Kay, Susan, Dickie and Brenda [STALLARD]; his parents, R.R. 2, Macy; one brother, Earl [STALLARD], Peru, and two sisters, Sharon and Shirley [STALLARD], at home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Jack PAVEY of South Whitley officiating, assisted by the Rev. Richard SUMNER. Friends may call at the residence after 2 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday. The Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Charles R. Miller
Charles R. MILLER, 31, was found dead in his car at 8 p.m. Sunday. The car was parked in a field about 300 yards north of his farm residence, five miles southeast of Rochester. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, returned a verdice of suicide by carbon monoxide gas.
Born Dec. 6, 1926, in Tippecanoe, he had resided in this community the past seven years. He was married Dec. 21, 1944, in Rochester, to Marjorie L. McCALLA and was employed at the Pike Lumber company in Akron. His parents were Ivan and Mary BRANDENBURG MILLER.
He was a member of the Manitou VFW lodge and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are the wife, at home; four children, Ronald Eugene [MILLER], 13; Marcia Dianne [MILLER], 11; Donald Lee [MILLER], nine, and Dennis Lynn [MILLER], six; one brother, Franklin MILLER, Warsaw; one half-brother, Ernest WARREN, Flora, and one half-sister, Mrs. Charles WALTERS, Rockfield.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Athens E.U.B. church with the Rev. Wayne C. JOHNSON officiating, assisted by the VFW lodge and American Legion post. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ralph E. Wilson
Ralph E. WILSON of Indianapolis, uncle of Mrs. Isaac SLONAKER, 1331 Franklin avenue, Rochester, died at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis Saturday.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Frye and Lange funeral home at Winamac, with burial in the Star City I.O.O.B. cemetery. He is surived by his wife, the former Hulda WISLEY, a native of Star City, and one son, Ralph [WILSON], Jr.
Mr. Wilson was a former director of the Winamac band.

Tuesday, September 16, 1958

Mary L. Powell
Mrs. Mary L. POWELL, lifetime resident of the Macy community died Monday at 1:25 p.m. at the home of her daugher, Mrs. Rachel BAKER, in Fulton. Death came at 95 years of age after a five-week illness.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Richard SUMNER officiating, assisted by the Rev. I. T. ROGERS. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton, and the body will lie in state at the church an hour before services.
Mrs. Powell was born Aug. 17, 1863, in Santa Fe, Ind., the daughter of Joseph and Regina STOUT FENIMORE. She was the last survivor of 12 children.
Her marriage was on Feb. 3, 1890, at Macy to Lemuel POWELL, who died Oct. 17, 1935. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Glen [POWELL], Argos, and William [POWELL], Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Fern LOVE, Macy, and Mrs. BAKER, Fulton; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Charles M. Tatman
Charles M. TATMAN, Akron, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday at his home after an illness of one year. He was 74 years old.
Born Feb. 7, 1884 near Gilead, he had spent his entire life in the Akron and Gilead vicinities. His parent were Alfred and Mary DURNBAUGH TATMAN.
A retired farmer, Mr. Tatman was married on Dec. 31, 1911, to Inez KERCHER, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pauline MASSINO, South Euclid, O.; four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Bertha ROBBINS, Circle, Mont.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Emeline Smith
Mrs. Emeline SMITH, 75, 817 Madison, died at 2:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of a heart ailment. She had been a patient for about 21 hours.
Born July 9, 1883, in Perkins, Mich., Mrs. Smith was the daughter of Joseph and Aurelie TWYPT BOUCIER. On March 13, 1912, she was married in Chicago to Fred SMITH.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Golden Rule class of the First Christian church here. She lived with her daughter, Mrs. Robert (Lucille) DuBOIS, at the Madison street address.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Monica) BARLOW, Bellefontaine, O., and Mrs. DuBOIS; a brother, John BOUCIER, Green Bay, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. Rose LAVARGNE, Port Arthur, Canada; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Frances [SMITH], preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD of the First Christian 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.

Maude Conrad
Mrs. Maude CONRAD, 77, a former teacher in the Kewanna school, died Sunday morning in Birmingham, Mich. She formerly had resided in South Bend.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 10:30 in the Grace Methodist church at South Bend with the Rev. Ralph STEELE officiating. Burial will be in the Cline cemetery, Royal Center.
Mrs. Conrad was a member of the Kewanna Rebakah lodge and was born in Cass county Jan. 14, 1881. Her son, Donald [CONRAD] Westwood Village, Mich., and two grandchildren survive.
Friends may call at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend.

Wednesday, September 17, 1958

Lloyd Moore
Lloyd MOORE, 62, retired Adamsboro grocer and father of Charles MOORE of Akron, died Tuesday afternoon at the Webster, Wis., home of a cousin, where he was visiting. Mr. Moore resided on R.R. 5, Logansport.
A native of Fulton county, he was born Oct. 2, 1895, to Ira and Lovina CRISMAN MOORE. He was married to Margaret ENGLISH, who survives.
Mr. Moore was a member of the Spring Creek Christian church and of the Elks lodge.
Also surviving are two sons, Fred [MOORE], Logansport, and Charles [MOORE]; six grandchildren; his father, Ira [MOORE], Logansport; one brother, George [MOORE], R.R. 5, Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie GLOSSER, Logansport; Mrs. Pauline PETERSON, R.R. 4, Logansport, and Mrs. Ruth KEESEY, Marion..
The body is to be returned to the Fisher funeral home in Logansport. Rites are pending.

Berda E. Long
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church for Mrs. Berda Ethel LONG, 72, who died at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital here. She resided in Grass Creek.
The Rev. D. H. PELLETT will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home and the body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to services.
A resident of the Grass Creek community most of her life, Mrs. Long was born in Tippecanoe county June 17, 1886, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas BUTTS. She was married June 3, 1901, to Clarence E. LONG and was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irene THOMAS, Grass Creek, and Marie GWIN, Lakeville; one son, Everett [LONG], Grass Creek; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Thursday, September 18, 1958

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Friday, September 19, 1958

Howard Miller
Rites will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac for Howard MILLER, 93, Star City, who died Thursday morning at his home. He was the father of Frank MILLER, Kewanna, and Mrs. Avis DAVIS, Leiters Ford.
Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Mr. Miller was a retired sawmill and threshing ring operator. He also is survived by his wife; two other sons; two other daughters; thirty-three grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister.

Saturday, September 20, 1958

Edward E. Zechiel
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grace United church at Culver for Dr. Edward Emmanuel ZECHIEL, 78, who died Friday at his home in Culver after a long illness.
Dr. Meredith SPRUNGER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver until 1 p.m. Monday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.
Dr. Zechiel was a cousin of Mrs. Lee MOORE, 1115 Madison street, and also has many relatives in Richland township. He was a retired minister of the Michigan-Indiana synod of the United Church of Christ.
He was a graduate of Culver high school, of Heidelberg college, Tiffin, O., and of Central Theological Seminary, Dayton, O.
Retiring from the ministry in 1955, he had held pastorates in Scotsville, Wadsworth, Akron and Louisville, all in Ohio.

Charles M. Moon
Charles M. MOON, 91, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at his home at 2:15 a.m. today after an illness of three months. He had lived in Fulton county about 60 years and in Mishawaka 30 years.
Born in Fulton county Jan. 15, 1867, he was the son of George and Sarah MILLISER MOON. His marriage was to Elgie IPES.
A carpenter, Mr. Moon was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are the widow at home; five daughters, Mrs. Dale (Donabel) HOFF, Kewanna, and Mrs. Hugh (Hattie) MARSH, Mrs. Jim (Ethel) MATHIAS and Mrs. Frank (Thelma) FRETTINGER, all of Rochester; four sons, Lee [MOON], Lydick, Ind.; Charles [MOON], Oceola; William [MOON], South Bend, and Donald [MOON], Mishawaka; eighteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Also, a sister, Mrs. Clara YELTON, South Bend; two brothers, Frank [MOON], Kewanna, and Samuel [MOON], Edwardsburg, Mich., and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
The body is at the Foster & Good funeral home, where arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. Warren Bookwalter
Mrs. Warren BOOKWALTER, Logansport, died at 12:30 a.m. today. She was a sister of Mrs. Agnes QUINN, Mrs. George (Ruth) Van EMAN and Mrs. Harold (Mary) BEAUDOIN, all of Rochester.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Miller Brothers funeral home in Logansport.

Monday, September 22, 1958

Charles M. Moon
Funeral services for Charles M. MOON, 91, who died Saturday morning at his home on R.R. 4, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home here.
The Rev. H. T. TAYLOR of the Kewanna Baptist church will officiate and burial will be in the Moon cemetery, nine miles west of Rochester.

Grace Bookwalter
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace BOOKWALTER, 73, who lived 52 years in Logansport, were held at Miller's funeral home, Logansport today. Burial was in Bethlehem cemetery.
Mrs. Bookwalter died Saturday at 12:30 a.m., having been a semi-invalid for the past five years.
Survivors are three children, Ernest [BOOKWALTER], Logansport; Harold [BOOKWALTER], Peru, and Pauline [BOOKWALTER], at home; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five sisters, Mrs. Ua (Mable) LEWIS, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Robert (Agnes) QUINN, Rochester; Mrs. George S. (Ruth) Van EMAN, Indianapolis; Mrs. Edgar (Martha) PULZ, Franklin, O., and Mrs. Harold (Mary) BEAUDOIN, Rochester.
Mrs. Bookwalter was born Oct. 6, 1884, at Gilead, the daughter of Jeremiah and Rachel RALSTON ANGLEMYER. The family then moved to Fulton county, at Mt. Zion, five miles east of Rochester. Mrs. Bookwalter graduated from Rochester Normal university and obtained a license to teach school, having been one of the youngest ever to obtain a state license. She followed this profession until her marriage to Warren E. BOOKWALTER, of Twelve Mile, on April 12, 1906. He died in 1937.
Mrs. Bookwalter's entire life was spent in educational and church work, having worked diligently in the West Broadway Presbyterian church.

Eugene Coplen
Eugene "Gene" COPLEN, 71, a Rochester druggist for 44 years, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the South Side district hospital in Mesa, Ariz., where he had been a patient for three weeks.
Mr. Coplen, who left Rochester to reside in Arizona five years ago, lived at 804 North Robson street in Mesa. He had been in ill health for six weeks, seriously the past three weeks. Death was attributed to lung cancer and heart failure.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating, assisted by the Rochester Masonic order. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body is expected to arrive from Mesa Tuesday evening and friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Coplen was a 1907 graduate of Rochester high school, where he played center on the school's first basketball team of 1906-07. He also was a graduate of the Purdue university school of pharmacy.
His association in the local drug business actually dates from 1904, when he went to work as a boy for the late Alexander RUH at the old Blue drug store, where Baxter's now is located. After his graduation from Purdue, he was employed by the late George DAWSON in the latter's drug store at [SW corner] Main and Eighth streets, where now the Peoples Pharmacy is located.
In 1920, this firm became the Dawson and Coplen drug store when Mr. Coplen became a partner. In 1938, Mr. Dawson retired, and the store was known as Coplen and Shafer for the next six years after Dave SHAFER joined the firm. Shafer left in 1944 and Reid ERDMANN joined Mr. Coplen in the business. The store was Coplen and Erdmann drug store until it was purchased by Ernest BAXTER in April, 1953, becoming the Peoples pharmacy.
Mr. Coplen was born Jan. 15, 1887, at Rochester, the son of James and Adda ENTSMINGER COPLEN. His first marriage was March 13,1913, to Nina Blanche HARDIN of Rochester, who died in 1919. His second marriage was July 10, 1935, to Sarah Louise RYNEARSON of Rochester, who survives.
Mr. Coplen was a member of the First Baptist church, Royal Arch and Blue lodges of the Masonic order here, Scottish Rite of South Bend and of the Indiana and Arizona State Pharmaceutical Associations.
Mr. Coplen had been in retirement since going to Arizona in 1953 after the sale of his local business.
Surviving, besides the wife, are three sons, Edward Alan [COPLEN], Mesa, Ariz.; James W. and Maurice E. [COPLEN], both of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Horatio S. AGSTER, Winter Haven, Fla., and three grandchildren. One son, Louis Stewart [COPLEN], died in infancy.

Tuesday, September 23, 1958

James Ernest Wiseley
James Ernest WISELEY, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 11:50 a.m. today at his home. Among the survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Victor SHAFFER, R.R. 6, Rochester. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home here.

Mary L. Shelton
Mrs. Mary Lou SHELTON, 129 West Ninth street, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday at her home. She suffered from a heart ailment the past two years.
Mrs. Shelton had resided in Rochester the past five years, coming here from Newport News, Va. She was married to L. Brackett SHELTON, who died Decd. 12, 1952. Her parents were Stephen N. and Ida Lee CHAMBERS.
Mrs. Shelton was a member of the First Baptist church here.
Surviving are two cousins, Mrs. Mary W. KETCHEM, North Vernon, and Mrs. S. G. ELDRIDGE, Greenwood, and two brothers-in-law, Maurice M. SHELTON, Palatine, Ill., and Richard SHELTON, Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, September 24, 1958

James E. Wiseley
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home here for James Ernest WISELEY, 63, R.R. 1, Argos, who died Tuesday morning at his home after a seven-month illness.
The Rev. Oliver MARTIN of Chicago will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemeter here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Wiseley was born June 25, 1895, at Star City, the son of George and Elizabeth HOLLIS WISELEY. He had lived in the Argos community since 1921.
He was married Nov. 14, 1924, at Plymouth, to Myrtle KERBER, of Council Bluffs, Ia. He was a Navy veteran of World War I and was a member of the Christadelphian Ecclesia.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Wilma SHAFFER, R.R. 6, Rochester; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Grace HAINES, Argos; one brother, George [WISELEY], Sebring, Fla. His parents and two sisters preceded him in death.

Nathaniel R. Mills
Nathaniel Russell MILLS, 66, died at 11 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after a three-day illness. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
Mr. Mills, who resided at 1116 Wabash avenue, was born March 24, 1892, at LaPorte, the son of Lois and Rachel APT MILLS. He had resided in Rochester since January, moving here from South Bend. He was married in the latter city Dec. 20, 1919, to Mary Edith WOOD, who survives.
Mr. Mills was a retired postal clerk of 30 years' service in South Bend. He was a member of the Masonic and Eastern Star lodges of Kewanna, Scottish Rite of South Bend, Manitou Moose lodge and of the World War I Barracks of Fulton county.
Also surviving ar one son, Russell Louis [MILLS], at home; one brother, Earl MILLS, Kewanna, and one nephew, Robert SCOTT, Kewanna.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The Masonic lodge of Kewanna will conduct its rites at the graveside. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 25, 1958

Katie Rush
Mrs. Katie RUSH, East 14th street, died at 1 p.m. today. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where rites are pending.

Luella Linden
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna for Mrs. Luella LINDEN, 85, who died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Rochester nursing home. She would have been 86 years old Saturday.
The Rev. Charles COOK will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Fulton county Sept. 27, 1872, she was the daughter of Chryance and Mary MOHLER HENDRICKSON. She was married to Albert J. LINDEN, who died in 1929.
Mrs. Linden ws a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ethel CARR, Kewanna, and Mrs. Imogene BLAUSER, Basil, O.; five sons, Hubert and Albert [LINDEN], both of Columbus, O., Hugh [LINDEN], Whittier, Cal., and Earl and Russell [LINDEN], both of Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Harriet NICKELS, Kewanna, and Mrs. Pearl COOK, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildrn.

Carrie M. Kindig
Mrs. Carrie M. KINDIG, 71, died Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles SWICK, north of Akron. She had been ill since April.
Born Sept. 28, 1886, she had lived in Fulton county all her life. Her parents were Jacob B. and Mary M. SHOBE UTTER. Her marriage was March 14, 1908, to John KINDIG, who died July 5, 1926.
Surviving are two sons, Byron [KINDIG], Akron, and Gerald [KINDIG], Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Pauline) SWICK, Akron, Mrs. Kenneth (Nellie) BENNETT, LaPorte, and Mrs. Dorothy CHAPMAN, Rochester; twenty-two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Chester UTTER, Akron, and Robert UTTER, Rochester. Preceding her in death were one son, three brothers and one sister.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Olive Bethel church with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating, assisted by Carter CUMMINS. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron after 5 p.m. today until noon Friday. The body will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, September 26, 1958

Elizabeth A. Faurote
Mrs. Elizabeth A. FAUROTE, 86, died Thursday at 7:25 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a three-week illness. She resided six miles south of Rochester on U.S. 31.
She was born Dec. 28, 1871, near Gilead in Miami county, the daughter of Frederick and Rachel GRIMES KERCHER. Her entire life had been spent in Miami and Fulton counties. Her marriage was on March 28, 1864, to James Edward FAUROTE, who died June 10, 1947.
Mrs. Faurote was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are one sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles (Minnie) KERCHER, Gilead, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. CST in the Macy Christian church with the Rev. I. T. ROGERS officiating. Burial will be at the Mt. Zion cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before services. Friends may call at the Charles KERCHER home, one mile east of Gilead, after 7 p.m. today, when the body will be taken there from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton.

Omer Drudge
Omer DRUDGE, 65, R.R. 2, Akron, died of a coronary occlusion at 5:20 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been ill several years.
A lifetime resident of the Akron vicinity, Mr. Drudge was born in Fulton county Jan. 19, 1893, and was the son of Amos and Maude BARR NICHOLS DRUDGE.
Mr. Drudge was a farmer and a member of the American Legion and of the World War I Barracks of Warsaw.
On March 3, 1933, he was married to Pauline POOR, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Martha SHIREMAN, Akron, and Mrs. Mary RANDALL, Warsaw; one grandson; four half-brothers, Max, Don and Ernest NICHOLS and Cleo DRUDGE, all of R.R. 2, Rochester; four half-sisters, Louise NICHOLS, Chicago; Mrs. Edna DAULTON and Mrs. Lorene OLIVER, Rochester, and Cena TROUT, Pontiac, Mich.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. CST Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Joe BAER. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Kathryn Rush
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Kathryn RUSH, 71, who died of a heart attack at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in her home, 1104 Wabash road.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
A life resident of Rochester, Mrs. Rush was born Dec. 10, 1886, the daughter of George and Amanda THOMAS. She was married first to Norman WRIGHT, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Nathan EYTCHESON; after his death she was married to Bert RUSH.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Russell SHEWMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Ervin J. MIKESELL, Whatton, Ill., and Mrs. Helen SITOWITZ, Fresno, Cal.; two sons, Paul EYTCHESON, Rochester, and Harry WRIGHT, Rochester. Two children, Cecil EYTCHESON and Charles WRIGHT, preceded her in death.

Emerson C. McColley
Emerson C. McCOLLEY, 68, R.R. 2, Akron, a lifetime resident of the Akron area, died at 2:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after a long illness.
Born July 19, 1890, in Roann, he was the son of Samuel and Mary MARKLEY McCOLLEY. He was a farmer and a member of the Akron Church of god.
Mr. McColley was married to Marjorie WHEATLEY, on Dec. 8, 1916.
Surviving are the widow; a son, Herman McCOLLEY, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Helen SINGPIEL, New Paries, and Mrs. Ruth Mae McNEAR, Wabash; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Spurgeon [McCOLLEY], Van Nuys, Cal., and Clifford [McCOLLEY], South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Dolly RUPERT, Minonk, Ill. A son and a daughter preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron where rites are pending.

Saturday, September 27, 1958

Emanuel McColley
Funeral services for Emanuel McCOLLEY, 68, R.R. 2, Akron, who died Friday in Woodlawn hospital, will be Monday at 2 p.m. CST in the Akron Church of God.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Harold CONRAD. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. Sunday until noon Monday at the rsidence, 2 1/2 miles nothwest of Akron, where the body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the service.

Dallas Fletcher
Dallas W. FLETCHER, 84, died at 7 p.m. Friday at Argos after a year's illness. He had resided with his daughters since the death of his wife two years ago.
Born Jan. 12, 1874, in Walnut township, Marshall county, he was the son of William and Maria RUNNELLS FLETCHER. He was married Nov. 10, 1895, to Ina May COPLEN, who died Jan. 1, 1956.
A retired farmer, Mr. Fletcher had lived several years in Fulton county. He was the oldest member of the Walnut Gospel church at the time of his death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Gertrude) ALDERFER, R.R. 1, Argos, and Mrs. Onan (Opal) LAUGHMAN, R.R. 4, Columbia City; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Claude [FLETCHER], R.R. 1, Argos. One son, Lloyd [FLETCHER], died in 1937.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. DST at the Walnut Gospel church with the Rev. Roman MILLER, assisted by Wayne SPEICHER, officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The body will be removed to the home of Mrs. Leo ALDERFER and then taken to the church an hour before the services.

Monday, September 29, 1958 to Tuesday, September 30, 1958

[no obits]

Wednesday, October 1, 1958

Richard D. Doty
Winamac, Ind. (UPI) -- Richard D. DOTY, 20, Monterey, was killed early today when his car missed a U.S. 35 curve, hit a utility pole and rolled over about three miles north of here.
Jack HINDERLIDER, 22, Winamac, a passenger, was treated at a hospital here and was released.

Thursday, October 2, 1958

[no obits]

Friday, October 3, 1958

John M. Monehen
John M. MONEHEN, 59, who lived on R.R. 4, Plymouth, with his sister, Mrs. William CRONIN, died at 3 a.m. today in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after an illness of nine years.
Born Dec. 15, 1898, in Logansport, he spent his early life there and larter moved to Niles, Mich. The last few years he has lived with his sister. His parents were James and Adella BYRNE MONEHEN.
Mr. Monehen was a machinist for the Michigan Central railroad and a member of St. Vincent DePaul church, Logansport, and the Eagles Lodge, Niles.
He was married to Lavon WILLIAMS, who died in 1922.
Surviving are the widow, Agnes [MONEHEN], South Bend; four sons, Charles [MONEHEN], Chicago; John [MONEHEN], Muskegon Heights, Mich.; James [MONEHEN], Argos, and Jerome [MONEHEN], South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Betty HOFFMAN, South Bend; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. William (Anna Marie) CRONIN, R.R. 4, Plymouth, and Mrs. Marguerite McCARTHY, Culver.
The rosary will be recited at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 8 p.m. CDT Saturday with Msgr. John P. SCHALL in charge. Friends may call at the funeral home until 10 p.m. CST, Saturday.
Sunday morning, the body will be removed to the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport, where friends may call after noone CST Sunday. Requiem High Mass will be said at 10 a.m. CST Monday in St. Vincent DePaul church.

Wendy Sue Nolen
Wendy Sue NOLEN, infant daughter of Jerry and Janet AZBELL NOLEN, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, 10 minutes after birth. The parents reside at 110 Wallace avenue.
Graveside rites were held at 10 a.m. today at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here with the Rev. George CRANE officiating.
Surviving, besides the parents, are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles NOLEN, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thurman AZBELL, all of Rochester.

Saturday, October 4, 1958

Lesta M. Zimmerman
Mrs. Lesta M. ZIMMERMAN, 69, Plymouth, died at 3 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth after an illness of six months.
Born Jan. 6, 1889, in Green township near Argos, she had lived 12 years in Plymouth after moving there from Argos. Her parents were Allie and Emma SPENCER.
Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church. Her last marriage ws to Clarence E. ZIMMERMAN in Knox in 1947.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. James (Ethel) DAVIS, Winamac; a son, Ray Darold MECHLING, Gardenia, Cal.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Chester (Fawn) BEERY, Plymouth.
A daughter, Elnora FEAR, died July 24, 1954, and two sisters and a brother also preceded Mrs. Zimmerman in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. DST Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. W. D. MANGUN of Plymouth officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. DST today.

Mary Mosher
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth MOSHER, who died at 89 years of age Friday at 8 p.m. in the Miller nursing home.
She had been ill the past 2 1/2 years, living at 502 Jefferson street with her sister, Mrs. Ed VAWTER, before that time.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE of the Rocheser E.U.B. church will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.
Mrs. Mosher was born Sept. 5, 1869, in Howard county and had lived in this community the past 16 years, coming here from Melbeta, Neb. She was the daughter of Eli and Emaline LANTZ HOSTEDLER. Her marriage was in Chicago April 12, 1891, to Phillip MOSHER, who died in 1943.
She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the sister, Mrs. VAWTER; one half-brother, Hercules HOSTEDLER, Cassopolis, Mich.; five nieces. Preceding her in death were one brother and two sisters.

Monday, October 6, 1958

Daniel V. Rose
Daniel Vincent ROSE, 45, died Sunday afternoon at Veterans' hospital in Long Beach, Cal., where he had been admitted two hours previously. He was residing in Long Beach at the time of his death.
Born Jan. 22, 1912, in Findlay, Ill., he was the son of Daniel T. and Reta WRIGHT ROSE. He was married to Rose Helen MURPHY, and was employed as an electrician on construction projects.
Mr. Rose was a member of the Masonic lodge at Pontiac, Mich.
Surviving are his wife, at home; two sons, Tom and Carl [ROSE], both of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Doris Ann) GOUDY, LaSalle, Ill., and Mrs. Nicholas (Nancy) KEEL, Bloomington; his mother, Rochester; three step-children, Mrs. Bud LITTERAL, Colorado Margie and Sue ROSE, both at home; six grandchildren; two brothers, Murphy [ROSE], Rochester, and Martin [ROSE], Boston, Mass.; and one sister, Miss Virginia ROSE, LaPort. One brother, Capt., Robert ROSE, died in 1944 and his father died in 1957.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge.

Glen F. Hughes
Glen F. HUGHES, 79, died at 5 a.m. today in the Lakeview hospital at Plymouth. Ill six weeks, he resided in the Twin Lakes community of Marshall county.
Born May 4, 1879, in Lima, O., he had come to Marshall county 10 years ago from South Bend. His parents were James M. and Caroline EHERMAN HUGHES. His wife preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Forrest [HUGHES], South Bend, and Donald [HUGHES], Bristol; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia KNOBLOCK, South Bend, and Mrs. Sadie GROSSMAN, Argos; one brother, Milo HUGHES, Argos; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death.
Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. CST in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. E. J. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak [Hill) cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after 6 p.m. CST Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bebe Burkins
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Bebe Sue BURKINS, 24, formerly of Rochester, who died Saturday afternoon in a fall at her home in Findlay, O.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Burkins suffered a broken neck when she fell down the basement stairway of her home. A registered nurse, she had moved to Findlay from Indianapolis two years ago.
She was born in Mentone June 15, 1934, the daughter of Kenneth and Eugenia JOHNSTON MOLLENHOUR. She was a graduate of Rochester high school and the Indiana university school of nursing. Her marriage was to William C. BURKINS in Indianapolis Oct. 10, 1953. She was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are the husband; a four-year=old son, Scott [MOLLENHOUR], of Burket and Mrs. Paul MATTIX of Rochster; two sisters, Mrs. Sonja RAMSTEAD, South Bend, and Miss Michele Ann MATTIX, Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Fern JOHNSTON, Rochester, and one niece and one nephew, South Bend.

Clara Etta Evans
Mrs. Clara Etta EVANS, 84, Argos, was among 12 Indiana persons to meet death on the highways during the past weekend. The dozen fatalities nearly matched the heavy count of some weekends during the bloody September.
Mrs. Evans died in a hospital shortly after a car driven by Carl C. BLUE, 22, Rockville, hit an auto in which she was riding at the intersection of Indiana avenue and South Michigan streetin South Bend at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Police said Blue went trough a red light and indicated he would be charged. Five persons were injured in the accident.
Mrs. Evans resided with her daughter, Mrs. Don NELSON, on R.R. 2, Argos. She was born Aug. 9, 1874, in New Holland, O., the daughter of Henry and Mary ARNOLD. She came to Indiana in 1907 and had lived in Fulton county several years. Her marriage was on Feb. 21, 1895, in Circleville, O., to James Wesley EVANS, who died Nov. 8, 1939.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Frances NELSON; one son, Wilby G. EVANS, Rochester; nine grandsons; sixteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer ARNOLD, Menominee, Wis. One sister preceded her in death.
Rites will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. CST in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. CST today.

Patrick Joseph Sinnott
Patrick Joseph SINNOTT, 85, died Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph HUGHES, Warsaw, of a heat ailment.
Born Feb. 12, 1873, at Kewanna, he had resided in the Warsaw community 18 years, moving there from Kewanna. He was the son of Michael and Mary Ann MEEHAN SINNOTT and was married in 1900 at Kewanna to Anastasia HINES, who preceded him in death. A retired farmer he was a member of the Sacred Heart church at Warsaw.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Margaret) HUGHES, Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Alfred (Rose) LEY, Kewanna; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be at 9 a.m. CST Tuesday at the New Sacred Heart church on U.S. 20 east of Warsaw with the Rev. Father Lawrence REDDINGTON officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery in Kewanna.
The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. CST today at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw, where friends may call until the [services].

Susie Mathias
Mrs. Susie CARPENTER MATHIAS, 70, New Paris, formerly of Rochester, died at 12:45 a.m. today in Goshen hospital, where she had been a patient one week. She had been ill three years and suffered a heart attack three weeks ago.
Born in Argos Jan. 6, 1888, she was the daughter of Byran and Rebecca CARPENTER. She had lived in Argos, Rochester and Lakeville before moving to New Paris three years ago.
On June 3, 1919, Mrs. Mathias married Charles M. MATHIAS, who died Oct. 26, 1951. Mrs. Mathias was a member of the Grace E.U.B. church of New Paris and the W.S.W.S. of that church.
Surviving are two sons, John and Lloyd [MATHIAS], both of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Charles LINDZY, New Paris, and Mrs. Keely BERKY, South Bend; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ethel VANKUE, South Bend.
Services will be at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Grace E.U.B. church in New Paris with the Rev. Howard WALKER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Rohrer chapel in New Paris after 6 p.m. CST today and until 12 p.m. CST Wednesday. The body will lie in state in the church one hour before services.

Sylvia Brown
Mrs. Sylvia BROWN, 62, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at Dukes hospital in Peru from a heart ailment. She had been in ill health the past 12 years, seiously ill only a day.
Born April 28, 1896, in Perry township, Miami county, she had resided in that community her lifetime. She was married in 1915 to Dow BROWN, who survives. Her parents were Leander and Libby BOONE GROGG and she was a member of the Niconza Baptist church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. George (Pauline) HOLLINSWORTH and Mrs. Joe (Freda) GRACZYK, South Bend; one son, Murl [BROWN], R.R. 1, Roann; five grandchildren, and one brother, Otis GROGG, Kansas City, Mo.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Emmanuel church, five miles southeast of Akron, with the Rev. Clifford BERGLAND of Deedsville officiating. Burial will be in the Roann cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today unril 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Tuesday, October 7, 1958

Belle Beattie
Funeral services for Mrs. Belle BEATTIE, 83, Grass Creek, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. Mrs. Beattie died Sunday evening at Woodlawn hospital in Rochester.
The Rev. D. H. PELLETT will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Zion cemetery near Lucerne.
She was born in Ohio, Oct. 25, 1874, the daughter of Lewis and Tabitha PAYNE INGRAM. She was married to William BEATTIE, who died in 1926.
Surviving are a son, Charles [BEATTIE], Logansport; three daughters, Mrs. Edna MARVIN, Mishawaka; Mrs. Hazel POWNALL, Kewanna, and Mrs. Mildred CRISENBERRY, Jackson, Mich.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one brother, Lee [INGRAM], Kerwanna.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, October 8, 1958

Mary E. Bradway
Mrs. Mary E. BRADWAY, 60, R.R. 2, Akron, a lifetime resident of the Akron vicinity, died at her home at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of three years.
Born in Fulton county on Feb. 20, 1897, Mrs. Bradway was the daughter of David and Louisa SAYGER CLEVENGER. On May 16, 1916, she was married to Chester BRADWAY, who survives.
Mrs. Bradway was a member of the Stringtown Friendship club.
Surviving besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Trella) COPLEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Pauline YEAKLEY, South Bend; six sons, Richard [BRADWAY], at home; David and Robert [BRADWAY], Akron; Willis and Dale [BRADWAY], South Bend, and Ray [BRADWAY], Kokomo; twenty-three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edythe HEETER, Rochester, and Mrs. Lucy COBB, South Bend; two brothers, William [CLEVENGER], Indianapolis, and Walter [CLEVENGER], Rochester. Two daughters and a son are deceased.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. CST Friday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. CST Thursday until the hour of services.

Thursday, October 9, 1958

Leon McNutt
Leon McNUTT, 63, Leiters Ford, died Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Healthwin sanitarium at South Bend, where he had been a patient for six weeks. He had been in ill health three years, seriously the past two months.
Born April 8, 1895, at Oak Harbor, O., he had resided in Leiters Ford the past nine months, moving there from Toledo, O. His first marriage was to Catherine BUSENBERG, who preceded him in death. His second marriage was to Dorothy HUNTER, who survives.
Mr. McNutt was a sheet metal worker by occupation.
Surviving, besides his wife, are one son, Robert McNUTT, Toledo, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma LUCUS, Elmore, O.; one stepson John Paul LAMB, Leiters Ford; one stepdaughter, Mrs. James (Pauline) ABBOTT, Leiters Ford; two brothers and three sisters.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Friday morning to the Clegg funeral home in Toledo, O., where last rites will be conducted.

Larry Dean Swihart
Larry Dean SWIHART, 4 1/2-week-old son of George and Lois KEIM SWIHART, R.R. 1, Akron, died of flu at 1 a.m. today in the Swihart home. He had been ill two days.
The infant was born in Woodlawn hospital on Sept. 13.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a sister, Susan [SWIHART], and a brother, Ronnie [SWIHART], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William "Bill" SWIHART, R.R. 2, Macy; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl KEIM, R.R. 2, Macy, the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James KAMP, Akron, and the matrnal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel OPPLE, Denver.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz fneral home at Akron with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.

Friday, October 10, 1958

Edward H. Sweany
Edward Harvey SWEANY, 77, died Thursday at 10 p.m. in his home, 238 Erie street, Rochester. He had been in ill health the past year, in serious condition for a week.
Born July 27, 1881, at Kokomo, he had come here from that city 34 years ago. He was married Aug. 8, 1899, at Old Vernon, Ind., to Bessie May GUESS, who survives. His parents were William and Sarah BROWN SWEANY.
Mr. Sweany had been employed at a Kokomo pottery plant until his retirement.
Surviving, besides the wife, are six daughters, Mrs. Marie GELBAUGH, at home; Mrs. Violet REDDINGER, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Lucille ROWE, Francesville; Mrs. Agnes GATES, Kokomo; Mrs. Betty SCHNICKER, Winamac, and Mrs. Helen EASTERDAY, Logansport; two sons, Melvin [SWEANY], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Douglas [SWEANY], 209 Pontiac street; fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were five sons, two sisters and two brothers.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER of the Church of God officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Daniel V. Rose
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Daniel [Vincent] ROSE, who died last Sunday at Veterans' hospital in Long Beach Cal.
The Rev. Ralph BURRIS of the Rochester Church of Christ will officiate, assisted by the American Legion Post. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Leon McNutt
Final rites for Leon McNUTT, 63, Leiters Ford, who died Wednesday after three years' illness, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
It originally was planned for the body to be removed to Toledo, O., for services and burial.
Mr. McNutt died in Healthwin sanitarium at South Bend, where he had been a patient for six weeks.

Saturday, October 11, 1958

[no obits]

Monday, October 13, 1958

Max E. Hoffman
Max E. HOFFMAN, 64, died Saturday at 4:05 p.m. in his home at Akron of a stroke. He had been ill six years, seriously the past week.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD and the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.
Born in Akron April 4, 1894, Mr. Hoffman was the son of John and Florence HENDERSON HOFFMAN. A retired factory worker, he was married July 11, 1936, at Elkhart to Leora ROBINSON, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Vergie) TEEL, Akron, and one brother, Orville [HOFFMAN], Burket. Preceding him in death were one sister and one brother.

E. S. Waldron
E. S. WALDRON, Brimfield, father of Carl WALDRON, 1129 Jefferson street died at 10:30 a.m. today in the Kondas nursing home at Albion. He had been a patient there since June, 1957, and had been critically ill since Saturday.
Also surviving are another son, Raymond [WALDRON], Brimfield; a daughter, Elva WALDRON, Brimfield; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday at the Methodist church in Brimfield. Friends may call at the Bontam and Meiser funeral home in Brimfield.

Irene Carithers
Mrs. Irene CARITHERS, 44, died this morning at 2:20 o'clock in her home at Fulton after a four-year illness.
Born Nov. 13, 1913, at Chalmers, she was the daughter of William A. and Martha E. WILCOXON WALDSMITH. She had resided at Fulton 19 years, coming there from Monticello. Her marriage was Dec. 3, 1939, at Monticello, to Theo CARITHERS, who survives.
Mrs. Carithers was a member of the Fulton Baptist church and of the Fulton Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 376.
Surviving, besides the husband, are four daughters, Mrs. William (Susie) HOFFMAN, Roann; Mrs. Wayne (Barbara) DAVIS, Fulton; Phyllis and Bonnie [CARITHERS], at home; one son, James [CARITHERS], at home; her mother, Mrs. Martha WALDSMITH, Lafayette; three brothers, Arthur B WALDSMITH and George W. WALDSMITH, both of Lafayette, and James H. WALDSMITH, Monticello.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. William KEITH officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. tonight at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. The O.E.S. chapter will conduct its rites at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 14, 1958

George Shanley
Funeral services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Kewanna for George L. SHANLEY, 65, who died at his home near Kewanna Monday noon after a long illness.
The Rev. Father James FITZGERALD will officiate at the rites and burial will be in St. Ann's cemetry. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Shanley was born July 11, 1893, the son of Thomas and Katherine COSTELLO SHANLEY. His marriage was in 1924 to Anna HEPP, who survives. He was a member of St. Ann's church, the Holy Name siciety and the Knights of Columbus at Logansport.
Also surviving are three daughtrs, Mary Catherine [SHANLEY], Chicago; Jo Ellen KRASIENKO, Fort Wayne; and Georganna SCHURR, Fort Wayne; three sons, John [SHANLEY], South Bend; William [SHANLEY], Kewanna, and Tom [SHANLEY], at home; ten grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Agnes MURPHY, Logansport, Alice and Ella [SHANLEY], both of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Esther KIEHL, Chicago; and two brothers, William [SHANLEY], Rochester, and John [SHANLEY], Fort Wayne.

Wednesday, October 15, 1958

Louie Mae Carey
Mrs. Louie Mae MEANS CAREY, 76, 1317 Madison street, died at her home at 11:15 a.m. today of carcinoma. She had been ill 19 months.
Mrs. Carey was born Sept. 23, 1882 near Argos to Charles and Emma DUTY MEANS. On Dec. 24, 1899, she was married at Walnut in Marshall county to David L. CAREY.
She was a member of the First Brethren church at Tiosa and of the Womens Union of the First Baptist church in Rochester. She had lived in Fulton county most of her life.
Surviving are the husband at home; two daughters, Mrs. Uda NICHOLS and Mrs. Vera PENDLETON, both at home. The parents, two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m.Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. M. Richard MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, October 16, 1958

[no obits]

Friday, October 17, 1958

Ada Bryant
Mrs. Ada FORD BRYANT, 58, a native of Fulton county, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Community hospital in Battle Creek, Mich. She had been seriously ill three days.
Mrs. Bryant was born Jan. 23, 1900 to Morton and Mittie CRIPE FORD. In 1920 she was married to Raymond BRYANT, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert and Lawrence [BRYANT], and a daughter, Mrs. Betty RICH, all of Battle Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Graden (Gail) MEADOWS, Peru; Mrs. Oliver (Mildred) SEE, Chili, and Mrs. Herman (Alice) WAGONER, Rochester, and four brothers, Charles, King and Ernest [FORD], all of Rochester, and Dean [FORD], Kokomo. The parents and one sister are deceased.
Arrangements for the funeral, which will be in Battle Creek, are incomplete.

Hattie Teel
Mrs. Hattie TEEL, 75, Akron, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gail HAROLD, 1 1/2 miles south of Mentone, at 6:15 a.m. today after an illness of 2 1/2 months.
Born Oct. 9, 1883, in Miami county, she had spent her entire life in the Akron vicinity except for 13 years in Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Loretta NICHOLS KINDIG.
On Sept. 14, l907, she was married in Fulton county to Melvin TEEL. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving ar two daughters, Mrs. Gail HARROLD, Mentone, and Mrs. Ruth NOE, Wabash; four sons, Hershel and Wilvin [TEEL], Akron; Wilford [TEEL], Mentone, and Ransford [TEEL], Logansport; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ransford PETERSON, Rochester; two brothers, Claude KINDIG of Rochester and Ray KINDIG of Fort Wayne.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harold CONRAD. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and until 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

E. R. Barta
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Elmer Richard "Dick" BARTA, 55, 421 West Ninth street, who died at 11 a.m. Thursday in the St. Anthony hospital at Michigan City.
The Rev. Richard MITCHELL of the First Baptist church will officiate at the last rites and cremation will follow.
Mr. Barta, a salesman for the LaSalle Liquor corporation, South Bend, suffered a heart attack two days ago while traveling for the firm.
He was born June 4, 1903, in Cedar Rapids, Ia., the son of Fred and Bess MEKOTA BARTA. A resident of this city the past 17 years, he came here from Chicago. His marriage was on June 8, 1925, in Henderson, Ky., to Vega MEKOTA.
Mr. Barta was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge and Eagles lodge, both of this city, and the Elks lodge at Peru.
Surviving are the wife; one sister, Mrs. J. J. McNEEL, Bethesda, Md., and his stepmother, Mrs. Fred BARTA, Cedar Rapids, Ia.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family has requested that flowers be omitted and that memorial contributions be made instead to the Heart Fund.

Bertha E. Mackey
Mrs. Bertha E. MACKEY, 72, died this morning at 5 o'clock in her home at 1418 Franklin avenue. She had been ill the past three months, seriously for two days.
Born June 6, 1886, four miles west of Rochester, she was the daughter of James F. and Emma HIGHT BLACKETOR. Her marriage was April 9, 1930, at Peru, to Joseph S. MACKEY, who survives. Mrs. Mackey had resided in this community her entire life. She was a member of the First Baptist church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one brother, Ross BLACKETOR, Fulton, four nephews and one niece.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald DECKER of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Chauncey Markley
Chauncey E. MARKLEY, 84, R.R. Rochester, died Thursday at 11:55 p.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a year's illness.
Born April 20, 1874, at Tyner, he was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth MISHLER MARKLEY. He was married in 1906 at Plymouth to Della SWIHART, who survives. Mr. Markley had lived in Fulton and Marshall counties all his life and was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Also surviving are one foster daughter, Mrs. Walter (Mary) THIEDE, Caledonia, Minn.; five grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. CST in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Eldon EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 7 p.m. today until 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, October 18, 1958 to Monday, October 20, 1958

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Tuesday, October 21, 1958

Harry B. Thomas
Funeral services for Harry B. THOMAS, 90, Rochester, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton funeral home in Logansport. The Rev. Delmar KRUEGER will officiate and burial will be in Rock Creek cemetery.
Mr. Thomas, a native of Carroll county, died at 10 a.m. Monday at the Rochester nursing home following a long illness.
Born July 3, 1868 he was the son of Andrew and Sarah N. BAKER THOMAS. His wife, Louisa M. [THOMAS], whom he married July 6, 1887, died in 1935.
A retired farmer, Mr. Thomas was a member of the St. John Lutheran church here.
Surviving are two sons, Roy E. [THOMAS], Fox Lake, Ill., and Frank V. [THOMAS], Niles, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Earl DOWNHAM, R.R. 3, Logansport; eight grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Myrtle L. Graft
Mrs. Myrtle L. GRAFT, 80, R.R. 5, Peru, died Monday morning at the Rochester nursing home after an illness of two years. Services will be Wednesday in Mexico.
Surviving are a foster son, four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother. Mrs. Graft was a native of Miami county.

Wednesday, October 22, 1958

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Thursday, October 23, 1958

Leo A. Martin
Leo A. MARTIN, 68, died today at 7 a.m. in the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis, where he had been a patient four weeks. He resided at Lake Manitou.
Born Nov. 7, 1889, in Marshall county, he had lived here the past 13 years. He lived in Argos 22 years, during which time he operated the Argos City Dairy for many years. At the time of his death, he was a retired shoe repairman, having operated a shop in Manitou Heights.
His parents were Alonzo B. and Darcus BANNAN MARTIN and he was married Sept. 18, 1909, to Blonda THOMPSON, who died in July, 1956.
Mr. Martin was a former member of the Tiosa Christian church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Ruth) GROSSMAN, R.R. 2, Rochester; one granddaughter, Jeri Rae GROSSMAN; one sister, Mrs. Ethel LUDWIG, Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Earl and James [MARTIN], both of Argos, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. CST at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD of the First Christian church here officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday, October 24, 1958

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Saturday, October 25, 1958

George W. Shoemaker
George W. SHOEMAKER, 76, died at 7 a.m. today at his home six miles northwest of Akron. He had been ill 14 months.
Born in Wabash county June 11, 1882, he was the son of George and Martha WELLER SHOEMAKER. In 1905 he was married in Denver to Mary RUNKLE, who survives. A farmer, he had lived in the Akron vicinity for 35 years.
Also surviving are a son, Russell [SHOEMAKER], R.R. 1, Akron; a daughter, Mrs. LaVon HAMILTON, Macy; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, where rites are pending.

Albert E. Bibler
Albert E. BIBLER, 86, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jesse (Marie) THOMPSON, R.R. 1, Akron, at 5:30 p.m. Friday of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been ill five years.
A native of Kewanna, Mr. Bibler owned the Akron hotel for three years before moving to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He lived there for 10 years moving back to Akron 1 1/2 years ago to live with his daughter.
Mr. Bibler was born June 21, 1872, the son of Nathan and Elmira SLICK BIBLER. He was a retired railroader and carpenter and was a charter member of the Moose Lodge at Peru.
His first marriage was in 1894 in Kewanna to Maggie GUISE, who died in 1907. His second wife, Bessie MARTIN, died in 1950.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. THOMPSON and Mrs. Jack (Leatha) WRIGHT, Rochester; a son Dale BIBLER], Fort Lauderdale; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Earl BORTON, South Bend.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Green Lawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, October 27, 1958

Metta M. Henderson
Mrs. Metta M. HENDERSON, 92, Allegan, Mich., a former Liberty township resident, died Sunday after a short illness.
A native of Carroll county, Mrs. Henderson lived in Libert township from 1909 to 1924, moving to Michigan after the death of her husband, Melton HENDERSON.
Surviving are three sons; a brother, a sister, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton funeral home in Logansport, with burial in Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 28, 1958

[no obits]

Wednesday, October 29, 1958

Wilbur Wilkinson
Wilbur WILKINSON, brother-in-law of Mrs. Forest HEYDE, 1214 Jefferson street, died at his place of work in South Bend this morning after suffering a heart attack.

Thursday, October 30, 1958

Gertrude McMahan
Mrs. Gertrude McMAHAN, 64, died at 1 p.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after a year's illness. She resided at the Arlington hotel which is owned and operated by her husband, Hugh McMAHAN.
Born Jan, 4, 1894, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Christopher C. and Margaret BISHER DAVIS. She spent he life in this city except for a short time in Ohio. She was married Jan. 11, 1936, at Hammond, to Mr. McMahan. She attended the First Presbyterian church here.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one son, Harry G. FITZELL, Los Angeles; one stepson, H. Emerson McMAHAN, Rensselaer; one step-daughter, Mrs. Will J. DELANEY, Michigan City; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. George (Maisie) SMITH, Roseburg, Ore. Preceding her in death were one daughter, Geneva FITZELL, and three brothers, Ed, Billy and Anson DAVIS.
Funeral services will be Satuday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Donald DECKER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday. Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to the Woodlawn Cancer Detection Center or to the charity of their choice.

Earl B. Barnhart
Earl B. BARNHART, 78, died this morning at 7:30 o'clock in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a 10-day illness. He resided at 403 Indiana avenue, Argos.
Born Aug. 18, 1880, in Hardin county, O., he had moved 17 years ago to the Santa Anna community southwest of Argos from Hammond. His parents were Edwin and Elizabeth CASSADY BARNHART. A retired farmer, he was married to Mabel BRAGINTON. Mr. Barnhart was a member of the Santa Anna Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife, at home; one daughter, Mrs. John (Dorothy) KOWALSKI, East Chicago; and two brothers, Roy [BARNHART], Eagle River, Wis., and Wesley [BARNHART], Riverside, Cal.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Lester CLEVELAND officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Friday, October 31, 1958

Everett T. Meador
Everett Thomas MEADOR, 70, 104 East 12th street, died Thursday at 9:55 p.m. in the Wabash Railway hospital, Peru, after a serious illness of five weeks. He had been in failing health several years and was admitted to the hospital three weeks ago.
He was born March 29, 1888, in Sommers county, W. Va., the son of Samuel and Crissie BREEDLOVE MEADOR. He had resided in Rochester for 60 years moving here as a boy from Peru. His marriage was June 5, 1930, to Gertrude May THOMAS.
Mr. Meador was a conductor on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad until his retirement in 1937. He was a member of the Peru Baptist church, Railroad Veterans Association and the Old Rails.
Surviving are the wife, one daughter, Miss Helen MEADOR, Kokomo; one stepson, Gale THOMAS, St. Joseph, Mich.; one brother, Giles [MEADOR], Charleston, W. Va.; one sister, Mrs. Willis Mae MANN, Wayside W. Va.,; two half-sisters, Mrs. Louise TURNER, Hinton, W. Va., and Mrs. Nora BISHOP, Sommers county, W. Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Charles OBERLIN, pastor of the Peru Church of the Brethren officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Percy H. Moulton
Percy Harrison "P.H." MOULTON, circulation manager of The News-Sentinel for the past two years, died suddenly of a heart attack about 4 p.m. Thursday at the Karn hotel, which he and his wife managed. He had been in failing health the past year.
Born Nov. 14, 1891, at Elgin, Ill., he had been a resident of this community for the past five years, coming here from Camerillo, Cal. He was married to Loraine H. MOULTON, who survives. In addition to handling distribution of The News-Sentinel, he also did similar duties for The Indianapolis News and Star in this community.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Robert GROSRENAUD, Donners Grove, Ill., two step-daughers, Mrs. W. J. MUHL, Park Ridge, Ill, and Mrs. John FAIRWEATHER, St. Petersburg, Fla.; one stepson, Howard HOWARD, Sr., Nyona Lake; three sisters, Mrs. Maude SCHMIDT, Elgin, Ill., Mrs. Ina WEISS, Detroit, and Mrs. Bertha BOU, Benton, Ill.; several grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Carl A. Smith
Carl A. SMITH, 57, R.R. 2, Macy, died of carcinoma of the lungs at 11:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill eight years, in serious condition one year. He resided six miles southeast of Akron.
A farmer, Mr. Smith was born in Boone county Oct. 2, 1901, the son of George and Neomi SHIRLEY SMITH. He had lived near Akron for 16 years after moving from Miami county.
Mr. Smith was married June 9, 1929 in Terre Haute to Mary Frances SLAYBAUGH, who survives. He was a member of the Mount Tabor Baptist church of Fayette, Ind., and the Masonic Lodge of Clinton, Ind.
Surviving, besides the widow are a daughter, Karen Frances [SMITH], a senior at Gilead high school; a son, George Arthur [SMITH], at home; the mother, Mrs. Neomi SMITH, Fayette, and a sister, Mrs. Estle FUNKHOUSER, Brownsburg, Ind.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Emanuel church six miles southeast of Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and the Rev. Clifford BERGLAND will officiate. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m.

Saturday, November 1, 1958

[no obits]

Monday, November 3, 1958

Mary E. Briggs
Mrs. Estella BRIGGS, 61, died Sunday at 3:50 a.m. in her Macy home after a 2 1/2 month illness.
Born Jan. 7, 1897, at Macy, she had resided in that community her lifetime. Her parents were Samuel H. and Nellie SWIFT MUSSELMAN and her marriage was Feb. 10, 1926 at Peru to Robert Herd BRIGGS.
Mrs. Briggs was a member of the Macy Methodist church, was past matron and past secretary of the O.E.S. chapter, No. 124, Macy, and of the Macy Mother's club.
Surviving are the husband, at home, one son, Richard Edward [BRIGGS], Macy; her father, Samuel MUSSELMAN, Macy; one brother, Ora MUSSELMAN, Macy, and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Richard SUMNER and the Rev. Jack PAVEY officiating. Burial will be in the mausoleum at Rochester.
Eastern Star services will be held 7:30 p.m. Monday at the McCain funeral home, junction of Ind. 16 and U.S. 31. The body will lie in state an hour prior to services at the church. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 4, 1958

Zelma M. Gilmer
Mrs. Zelma M. GILMER, 62, Warsaw, a former teacher at Kewanna, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne following an illness of seven seeks. She entered the hospital last Sept. 10.
Mrs. Gilmer, who lived in Kewanna 13 years, was the wife of the Rev. C. Y. GILMER, who was principal and teacher at Kewanna for 13 years.
Born April 20, 1896, in Trible county, O., Mrs. Gilmer was the daughter of Elias and Nora BERRY BOWMAN. She had lived in Warsaw 14 months after residing in Kewanna, Huntington and California.
Mrs. Gilmer was married June 2, 1923, to the Rev. Gilmer in Johnsville, O., where she also taught school. She was a member of the First Brethren church of Warsaw and a graduate of Manchester college.
Surviving, besides the husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Alvin H. (Mary Elizabeth) GRUMBLING, Stockton, Cal.; a brother, John BERRY, Dayton, O.; two sisters, Mrs. John F. GARST, Dayton, and Mrs. Russell LANDIS, West Alexandria, O., and one grandchild.
Services will be at noon CST Friday at the First Brethren church in Warsaw. Dr. Robert F. PHORTE of Warsaw will officiate, assisted by Dr. Claude STUDEBAKER of Huntington. Burial will be in the South Whitley cemetery.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday and until 9:30 a.m. Friday at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw.

Wednesday, November 5, 1958

Ella Burton
Word has been receivedhere of the death of Mrs. Ella KOCHENDERFER BURTON, Messick, Mich., a former resident of Fulton county.
Mrs. Burton, 91, died Oct. 30 and services were conducted last Sunday.
Among the survivors are a nephew, Bert ABBOTT, Rochester, and four sisters, Bertha CLEMANS, Fulton, and Della Van DALSEN, Othal OWENS and Mae HAN, all of Macy.
Mrs. Burton's husband, Albert [BURTON], died Oct. 23.

Mrs. James Tallen
Mrs. James TALLEN of Auburn, mother of Mrs. Harry ALLISON and Mrs. Carson McGUIRE of this city, died Tuesday morning from injuries sufered in an automobile accident Oct. 2.
A memorial service is being planned for Auburn but the funeral and burial rites will be held in Anderson, the Tallens' home for many yers.
Mrs. Tallen was well known in this area for her interest in and knowledge of missionary work. She was a former missionary.
She is also survived by her husband, two other daughters and ten grandchildren.

Thursday, November 6, 1958

Nora Fernbaugh
Mrs. Nora FERNBAUGH, 74, Akron, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in her home after a heart attack. She had been ill three days.
A native of Miami county, Mrs. Fernbaugh had lived in Akron for three years, moving there from Leiters Ford. She was born Feb. 21, 1884, the daughter of Casper and Dora MERLEY.
On Feb. 14, 1905, Mrs. Fernbaugh was married in Akron to Henry FERNBAUGH, who died in 1954. She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Surviving are two grandsons, Dewey and Harold HOFFMAN, both of Huntington; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Four brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. James Tallen
Funeral services for Ms. James TALLEN of Auburn, mother of Mrs. Harry ALLISON and Mrs. Carson McGUIRE of Rochester, will be Friday at 2 p.m. CST in the Park Place Church of God at Anderson with Dr. Dale OLDHAM officiating. Burial will be in the Anderson cemetery.
Mrs. Tallen died Tuesday morning of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Oct. 2.
A short memorial service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. DST in the Dilgard and Cline funeral home at Auburn.

Della Markley
Mrs. Della MARKLEY, 84, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital, Plymouth after an illness of three weeks.
Born Jan. 26, 1874 in Leipsic, O., Mrs. Markley had lived in Fulton and Marshall counties since the age of five. Her parents were Eli and Laura Jane CULVER SWIHART.
Mrs. Markley was married Dec. 8, 1906 in Fulton county to Chauncey MARKLEY, who died last Oct. 16. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are a foster-daughter, Mrs. Walter (Mary) THEIDE, Caledonia, Minn.; five grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A son, Russell SWIHART, preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Eldon EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Friday, November 7, 1958

Benjamin E. Overmyer
Benjamin E. OVERMYER, Kalamazoo, Mich., a former resident of Richland Center, died at his home this morning at the age of 67.
The body will be taken to the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where final rites are pending.

Saturday, November 8, 1958

Benjamin E. Overmyer
Benjamin E. OVERMYER, 67, R.R. 6, Niles, Mich., a Fulton county resident most of his life, died Friday in Kalamazoo, Mich., hospital. He was a retired Studebaker-Packard Corp. employee.
Born July 6, 1891 in Burr Oak, Ind., Mr. Overmyer was the son of Sherman and Emma SICKMAN OVERMYER. On Dec. 25, 1915, he was married in Fulton county to Blanche E. SANDERS, who survives.
Mr. Overmyer lived in the Richland Center and Leiters Ford communities before moving to Argos. Three years ago he moved to Niles.
Surviving, besides the widow, are eight daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Clara May) KRIEG and Mrs. Clarence (Esther) HURLBUT, both of South Bend; Mrs. Milton (Norma) STRAUB, LaPorte; Mrs. Carl (Wilma) EMORY, Springfield, O.; Mrs. Gaylor (Edith) STEVENS, Indianapolis; Mrs. Erdean (Ida) KELLY, Auburn, Ill.; Mrs. George (Rosella) KIRKENDALL, Buchanan, Mich., and Mrs. Richard (Betty) SPINNER, Niles.
Also, three sons, Richard [OVERMYER], Niles; Paul [OVERMYER], Aurora and Wilbur [OVERMYER], Argos; twenty-five gandchildren; the mother; four sisters, Mrs. George (Myrtle) CORWIN, Argos; Mrs. Melvin (Verna) SHRIVER, Mishawaka; Mrs. Lyman (Hazel) MORRIS, Culver, and Mrs. Otta (Bessie) BEHLER, Decatur, Ind.
Also two brothers, Charles [OVERMYER], Rochester, and Arthur [OVERMYER], Decatur. A daughter, Margaret [OVERMYER], died in 1942.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. E. J. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Emma Foor
Mrs. Emma RAUSCH FOOR, 68, Valparaiso, a native of Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m. today at her home. She had lived in Rochester until 1928, when she moved to Valparaiso.
Mrs. Foor was born May 22, 1890 to Valentine and Mary HECK RAUSCH and taught school here several years. She also taught school in Valparaiso and was a member of the Valparaiso O.E.S.
Surviving is a sister-in-law, Mrs. Karl RAUSCH, Waukegon, Ill. A daughter, Mary Jane [FOOR], and a brother, Karl [RAUSCH], precededher in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Bartholomew funeral home in Valparaiso with Rev. Oliver C. STARN officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, November 10, 1958

Martin Notz
Martin NOTZ, 61, a native of Germany who had spent the past 34 years in this country, died Sunday at 4 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital of a heart ailment. He had been admitted to the hospital three hours prior to his death.
Mr. Notz and his wife resided at 1122 Monroe street. He had been in failing health the past two years, seriously ill for two days.
The Notzes had realized a long dream in April, 1957, when they flew to their native Bavaria for a three-month visit with friends and relatives. It was their first visit to their home land since leaving it in 1924.
Born Dec. 6, 1896, in Mannaberg, Germany, Mr. Notz was the son of Joseph and Anna DOBLER NOTZ. He served three years during World War I as a litter bearer for the Imperial German Army, sustaining a chest wound three weeks before the Armistice was signed.
His marriage was to Lisette BUCK in Groenenbach, Germany, Aug. 13, 1924, just before the couple sailed for America. He spent 12 1/2 years at Kewanna, 17 years in Newcastle township and had been in Rochester the past five years. Recently he had been employed by Indiana Metal Products company and Burton Plmbing and Heating company.
Mr. Notz was a member of the St. John Lutheran church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Richard B. [NOTZ], 1302 Madison street; four grandchildren, and five sisters and one brother in Germany.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the St. John Lutheran church here with the Rev. Delmar KRUEGER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of the service.

Frances McGuire
Frances Adele "Tommy" McGUIRE, 34, formerly of Rochester, died suddenly at 12:30 a.m. Sunday in her home at 832 O'Connor street, Lima, O. Miss McGuire was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Rita's hospital in Lima.
Death was instantaneous; a post mortem revealed the cause as a congenital aneurysm of the posterior communicating artery, located in the brain. Miss McGuire and a friend, Miss Frances FETTIG, had just moved into a newly-puchased home in Lima.
Born May 28, 1924, in Monon, Miss McGuire grew up in Rochester and graduated from Rochester high school. She had lived in Lima the past six years, moving there from Rochester. Her parents are Walter and Doris CARSON McGUIRE, 130 East 14th street.
Miss McGuire was employed at the Excello plan in Lima. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church here.
Surviving, besides the parents, are one brother, Dr. W. Carson McGUIRE, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Alice PERCIFIELD, Columbus, Ind.; two nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Grace Methodist church here with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after noon Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of the service.

Tuesday, November 11, 1958

Myrtle M. Day
Mrs. Myrtle M. DAY, 77, 915 Jefferson street, died Monday at 11:10 p.m. in the Rochester nursing home. She had been ill since last April.
Born June 27, 1881, in Alexandria, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alpha JONES. She had resided here the past 18 months, coming from Alexandria. She was married to Virgil S. DAY, who died March 12, 1931.
Mrs. Day was a member of the Alexandria Methodist church and the Order of Eastern Star in that city.
Surviving are one son, Alpha M. DAY, Chicago; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Harold (Geraldine) DAY, Rochester; two grandchildren, Mrs. James (Martha) WALTON, Rochester, and Mrs. Dean (Jerry Lee) DAVIS, Fort Wayne; and four great-grandchildren. One son, Harold [DAY], died in 1951.
The body was removed from the Foster & Good funeral home here today to the Davis and Stricler funeral home in Alexandria, where final rites are pending.

Carrie Kleinhenz
Mrs. Carrie KLEINHENZ, 79, 515 North Michigan street, Argos, died today at 4 a.m. in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a week's illness.
Born April 19, 1879, at Argos, she had spent her entire life in that community. She was married in 1943 to Joseph KLEINHENZ, who died Jan. 7, 1957. Her parents were William and Sarah HOPPIS HOBBS.
Mrs. Kleinhenz was a retired employee of the Indiana Bell Telephone company and was a member of the Burr Oak Church of God. Surviving is the brother, Roscoe HOBBS, Bremen.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Orville WESTLUND officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Dr. C. F. Kranning
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Church of the Brethren in North Manchester for Dr. C. F. KRANNING, 88, who died Sunday evening at the Prairie View nursing home at Warsaw. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Dr. Kranning had been a patient at the nursing home since being injured in an auto accident Sept. 7.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. Kenneth KRANNING, Kewanna, and Max KRANNING, Ridgewood, N. J.; two brothers, Dr. Joseph KRANNING, Monticello, and James KRANNING, near Peru, and five grandchildren.

Wednesday, November 12, 1958

Iris B. Smith
Iris B. SMITH, 62, died suddenly at his home four miles northeast of Akron at 11 p.m. Tuesday. Death was caused by a heart ailment and came after only two days' illness.
Mr. Smith was born Dec. 19, 1895, in Kosciusko county, the son of Burton and Florence BURNS SMITH. He had spent his entire life in the Akron community. Mr. Smith's first marriage was to Chloe BROWN, who died in 1923. He was married in 1928 to Esther KATTLEMAN, who survives.
A farmer, Mr. Smith was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Akron American Legion Post.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, Jesse [SMITH], Teegarden, Ind., John [SMITH],with the U.S. Navy in Florida; one daughter, Marylin [SMITH], Plymouth; three brothers, William, Roy and Frank [SMITH], all of Akron, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Center cemetery, two miles north of Silver Lake. Friends may call aftr 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Winfield R. Skull
A 44-year-old Missouri salesman became Fulton county's fifth traffic fatality of 1958 Tuesday evening when his car crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer rig on a U.S. 31 curve three miles north of Rochester.
Dead is Winfield Reecd SKULL, Olivetie, Mo., who was killed instantly when his 1958 Ford station wagon, going north, crossed the center line of the highway on th curve at the Indiana Metal Products plant. It smashed into the sountbound semi-trailer driven b Joseph A. CLEMENTS, 52, Eaton, Ind. The accident occurred at 6:27 p.m.
Clements, driving for the Eaton Canning Company, received only minor injuries. The cab of the semi and the station wagon were declared total losses b State Trooper John HATCH, who investigated along with Trooper Larry WAGENKNECHT and Deputy Sheriff Richard DICKSON.
The force of the crash sent a tire wrench from the back seat of the station wagon through the back of the front seat and into Skull's back. Skull received a fractured neck, fractures of both legs and chest injuries.

Thursday, November 13, 1958

Sophia M. Walters
Mrs. Sophia M. WALTERS, 80, former Fulton county resident, died Tuesday in the Morrow nursing home at South Bend following a series of strokes suffered the last few weeks.
Born in Seneca county, O., May 15, 1869, Mrs. Walters was married at Lindley, O., March 6, 1890, to Henry H. WALTERS, who died July 21, 1937. She resided near Leiters Ford from 1904-08, in the Burton community from 1915-20, and in Rochester from 1920-24. Since the latter year she lived in South Bend.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Grover (Mary) SHAFER, Argos; one son, Robert H. [WALTERS], South Bend; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One son, John Gerald [WALTERS], died in 1940 and a daughter died in infancy.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 3 p.m. in the Forest G. Hay funeral home, 1201 South Michigan street, South Bend, with the Rev. Paul CARMANY of the Broadway E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetery, South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles A. Fenstermaker
Charles A. FENSTERMAKER, 84, a native of Rochester, died at his home in Seattle, Wash., on Oct. 31, friends here have been advised. He had been ill several years, seriously one week.
Born April 23, 1874, he left Rochester as a young man. His parents were Allen and Ellen HAIMBAUGH FENSTERMAKER.
Surviving are the wife, Ona [FENSTERMAKER]; three sons; three daughters; two step-daughters; twenty grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred FENSTERMAKER, Hammond, and one sister, Mrs. Lulu BLUE, Rochester.

Maurice Felty
Maurice FELTY, 49, former Rochester barber, died at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been taken after suffering a heart attack earlier Wednesday while on a hunting trip in the Woodrow community.
Born May 28, 1909, at Rochester, he was the son of Henry and Indiana BRUGH FELTY. He was married first to Ruth WINTERS, later to Eva SHAFER. Mr. Felty had been employed by the Oliver corporation in South Bend the past 12 years and was visiting the home of a sister when fatally stricken.
Surviving are the wife; one son, Maurice [FELTY], Portland, Ore.; two step-children; nine grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Edna BAKER, Rochester, and Mrs. Ethel COBLER, South Bend.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE of the Rocheste E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ida E. Overmyer
Mrs. Ida E. OVERMYER, 88, a resident of Richland townsip since 1911, died at 4 a.m. today in the Miller Nursing home here after being in failing health the last five years.
Born in Pulaski county April 12, 1870, Mrs. Overmyer was the daughter of Henry and Christina SICKMAN. On April 23, 1889, she was married to W. Sherman OVERMYER in Burr Oak, Ind. She moved to Richland township from Marshall county.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. George (Myrtie) COWEN, Argos; Mrs. Melvin (Vernie) SHRIVER, Mishawaka; Mrs. Otto (Bessie) BEEHLER, Decatur, Ind., and Mrs. Lyman (Hazel) MORRIS, Culver; two sons, Chester [OVERMYER], Rochester, and Arthur [OVERMYER], Decatur; thirty-three grandchildren; fifty-one great-grandchildren. A son, Ben [OVERMYER], died last week.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Lillie M. Weaver
Mrs. Lillie M. WEAVER, 91, died this morning at 8 o'clock in the home of her son, Arthur W. WEAVER, Sr., R.R. 1, Rochester, where she had lived the past four years. Death came after a serious illness of three weeks; she had been in poor health three months.
Mrs. Weaver was born Oct. 9, 1867, in Miami county, the daughter of Jeremiah and Emily PRATT. She had spent her life in the Rochester and Green Oak communities. Her marriage was June 2, 1887, to Isaac WEAVER, who died Feb. 12, 1907.
Surviving are the son, Arthur W. WEAVER, Sr.; two grandchildren, Arthur WEAVER, Jr., and Mrs. Joe (Audrey MEISER, Jr., both of Rochester, and three great-grandchildren.
Rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funerl home with the Rev. Dale HAMILTON of Monon officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Loren Adams
Loren ADAMS, 72, Argos, died Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in his home of a heart ailment.
Born Sept. 24, 1886, at Kouts, he had resided in the Argos community 30 years, moving there from Niles, Mich. He was married Oct. 2, 1922, to Cora JEFFERIES, who survives.
A retired employee of the Eley sawmill at Argos, he was a member of the Argos Methodist church and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Dorothy) GRAHAM, Peru, and Mrs. Donald (Mary) HAYN, Walkerton; one stepson, Howard WILHELM, Argos; six grandchildren; one brother, Floyd ADAMS, Niles, Mich., and one half-sister, Mrs. Eva BYBEE, Mancelona, Mich.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos, with the Rev. E. J. PETERS officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The James Lowell Corey Post, American Legion, Argos, will conduct full military honors at the grave.

Agnes B. Ball
Mrs. Agnes H. BALL, 68, R.R. 5, Logansport, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital aftr a wee's illness.
Born July 17, 1890, in Goodland, she resided six miles northeast of Logansport. Her parents were Robert and Jane HENDERSON WILSON and she was married March 6, 1912, to Rueben G. BALL, who died in 1955. She was a member of the Spring Creek Christian church.
Surviving are one son, Robert [BALL], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Nelle CONSTABLE and Mrs. Lizzie CASTERLINE, both of Goodland; and two brothers, John WILSON, Goodland, and Charles WILSON, Eaton Rapids, Mich. Two daughters preceded her in death.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Spring Creek Christian church with the Rev. E. W. FITCH and the Rev. Rollin HILL officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Creek cemetery. The body will be taken to the residence from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton and friends may call at the home after 4 p.m. today. The casket will remain closed at the church.

Friday, November 14, 1958

Edith Bitters
Miss Edith BITTERS, 67, died suddenly Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock from a heart attack sufferied while she was raking leaves in front of her home at 110 Jefferson street. Miss Bitters, who previously had not been ill, resided at her old family home on Jefferson street with her twin sister, Miss Edna BITTERS.
Born June 6, 1891, in the house where she resided at the time of her death, Miss Bitters had spent her life here. She was the daugher of Calvin Kuhn and Mary MERCER BITTERS, pioneers of the community. She graduated from Rochester high school and was a member of the Grace Methodist church and the Wesleyan Service Guild.
In recent years, she was in business at the Swank Cleaners branch here, which is managed by her sister, Edna.
Her sister is the only immediate relative.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home 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 7 p.m. today.

Dallas Thompson
Dallas THOMPSON, 229 Jefferson street, former operator of Thompson's shoe repair shop here, died about 1 p.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is to be removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Saturday, November 15, 1958

Dallas D. Thompson
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Dallas Devane THOMPSON, 58, who died Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital from a heart ailment. Mr. Thompson lived at 329 Jefferson street.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Thompson suffered a severe heart attack March 28, 1957, but since that time had been in fair health. At 8 a.m. Friday he sustained another severe attack and was admitted to the hospital at 8:30 a.m.
He had been engaged in the shoe repair business in Rochester many years until retiring recently.
Born March 28, 1900, one mile southwest of Rochester, Mr. Thompson had spent almost all his life in this community. His parents were George A. and Mary Estella MUTCHLER THOMPSON. He was married June 26, 1926, in Rochester to Mildred Pauline KALE, who survives.
Mr. Thompson was a member of the Rochester Eagles and Manitou Moose lodges.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marvin HAYS, Rochester; his mother, R.R. 2, Rochester; four brothers, Charles, Clifford, Arthur and George [THOMPSON], all of Rochester; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Monday, November 17, 1958

June Campbell
Mrs. June CAMPBELL, 73, Kewanna, died Sunday in Woodlawn hospital after a long illness. For several years, she had operated an antique shop in Rochester.
Born Oct. 4, 1885, in Marshall county, Mrs. Campbell was the daughter of Josiah and Louisa BILLS EVANS. In 1909 she was married in Winamac to Carl CAMPBELL, who survives.
Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving besides the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred BROWN, Indianapolis; three granddaughters; a great-grandson; three nephews, Carl "Jake" EVANS, and Charles A. EVANS, both of Kewanna, and Carl BATZ, Western Springs, Ill.; and a niece, Mrs. Mildred CRAMER, Seattle, Wash.
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home.

Tuesday, November 18, 1958 to Thursday, November 20, 1958

[no obits]

Friday, November 21, 1958

Mrs. Ura Reese
Mrs. Ura REESE, former resident of Gilead, died Tuesday night at Devil's Lake, N.D., where she was visiting her sister, Mrs. Pearl GESSNER.
Mrs. Reese was a sister of Frank MADEFORD of Akron. She was a former school teacher, having taught at Gilead and Macy schools 25 years.

John Merritt Gault
John Merritt GAULT, 74, of Fletcher's Lake in Wayne township, died at 10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three months.
A retired farmer, Gault, was born Dec. 7, 1883, in Penfield, Ill., the son of Lakin A. and Anna E. MILLER GAULT.
He was married Mar. 27, 1910, in Monticello to Katy SMALL. He was a member of the Fletcher's Lake Methodist church
- - - - - - - - - home, three sons, Lloyd [GAULT], Kewanna; Earl [GAULT], Deedsville, and Elium [GAULT], Springfield, O.; six daughters, Mrs. Anna CHAMP, Mrs. Essie SIDERS, Mrs. Bessie KIRK and Mrs. Vivian OTTO, all of R.R. 2, Kewanna; Mrs. Nellie McGREW, Fulton, and Mrs. Donna REFFETT, Rochester; two brothers, Elmer [GAULT], Ft. Wayne, and Robert [GAULT], Battle Creek, Mich. three sisters, Mrs. Lola ELLIS, Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Verna FRY, Logansport, and Mrs. Lella BURTON, R.R. 6, Rochester; and twenty-nine grandchildren.
The Dimire funeral home, Fulton is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Saturday, November 22, 1958

Lulu Gibbons
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Lulu GIBBONS, 82, widow of William Sherman GIBBONS, in Chicago. The Gibbons resided in Rochester for many years, and Mrs. Gibbons lived at the corner of Fifth and Fulton streets prior to her moving to Chicago.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Ruth AYLESWORTH, Chicago; two grandsons, Thomas D. AYLESWORTH, Battle Creek, Mich. and Nelson G. GURNES, New York, N.Y., and a great-granddaughter, Carol Jean AYLESWORTH, Battle Creek, Mich. A daughter, Mrs. Louise HUBBARD, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Gibbons was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and the Eastern Star.
Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE of the Rochester E.U.B. church in charge. Friends may call at Zimmerman Brothers after noon Monday.

Bryan Eugene Buell
Bryan Eugene BUELL, son of Robert and Barbara KESLER BUELL, R.R. 1, Culver, died at birth Friday at 8 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Also surviving are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nenian KESLER, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. Rufus BUELL, Fremont, Ky.
Prayer services were held at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Paul STELLE of Kewanna officiating. Burial was in the Mentone cemetery.

John Merritt Gault
Funeral services for John Merritt GAULT, 74, Fletcher's Lake, who died at 10 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Fletcher's Lake Methodist church.
The Rev. Roland WILDMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Fletcher's lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. The body also will lie in state at the church from noon Sunday until the hour of the service.

Monday, November 24, 1958

Mrs. George Killeen
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. BORNEMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester, were called to Indianapolis Sunday because of the sudden death of Borneman's sister, Mrs. George KILLEEN.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 8 a.m. in the Flanner and Buchanan funeral home in Indianapolis.

Nellie A. Abair
Mrs. Nellie A. ABAIR, 70, wife of Peter ABAIR, R.R. 3, Argos, died at her home at 11 p.m. Saturday after an illness of four years. She was a lifelong resident of Fulton and Marshall counties.
Born Feb. 7, 1888, in Delong, Mrs. Abair was the daughter of John and Mary FRYE LARGE. She was married July 25, 1915, in Green township, Marshall county.
Mrs. Abair was a member of the Gilead Methodist church and of the W.S.C.S. of that church.
Surviving besides the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Velma) CORDES, Argos; a son, Harold ABAIR, Rochester; three grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Nelson (Elva ) STAYTON, Culver; Mrs. Vada SMITH, Argos, and Mrs. Lutie REESE and Miss Ruth LARGE, both of South Bend, and a brother, Ralph LARGE, Culver.
The Rev. Lloyd MENERY of the Gilead Methodist church will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 25, 1958

Minta B. Enyart
Mrs. Minta B. ENYART, 89, widow of Morton O. ENYART, died at 4 a.m. today in the Krogh nursing home in Mishawaka after an illness of one year.
Mrs. Enyart had resided with her sister, Mrs. Hazel FLANDERS, in South Bend since 1953. Prior to that she had lived in Fulton her entire life.
She was born in Liberty township, Aug. 6, 1869, the daughter of St. Clair and Sarah Ann ZABST WILDERMUTH. She was married in the same township in 1891 and the ceremony was performd by her uncle, the Rev. William WILDERMUTH.
Before moving to South Bend, Mrs. Enyart was an active member of the Fulton E.U.B. church for many years.
Surviving besides her sister is one bother, Floyd WILDERMUTH, R.R. 6, Rochester.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, November 26, 1958

Fred Cloyd Newland
Fred Cloyd NEWLAND, 73, died Tuesday evening at his home four and one-half miles southeast of Culver on the Richland Center road. He had been ill for two years.
Newland, a farmer all his life, was born Feb. 6, 1885, in Alger,O., and was married March 18, 1909, to Kate DUITS in Crescent City, Ill.
The Newlands lived near Danfort, Ill., for a number of years before moving to Walkerton 35 years ago. They moved to their present home six years ago. Newland ws a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist church.
Surviving are the widow; a son, John Henry [NEWLAND], Walkerton; a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn YOUNGGREEN, Hanna; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mamie SANDERS, Alger, and three brothers, W. F. NEWLAND, Alger, Byron [NEWLAND], LaPorte, and Cliff [NEWLAND], Mishawaka.
The body will be taken from the Easterday funeral home in Culver to the Newland home, where friends may call after noon Thursday. The Rev. Lester of Mt. Hope will conduct funeral services at the Mt. Hope Methodist chuch at 1 p.m. Friday and burial will be in the Walkerton cemetery.

Harlie Kesler
Harlie KESLER, 79, Argos used furniture dealer, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill for three months and hospitalized for the last week.
Kesler, who lived in Rochester for 10 years after coming here from Mishawaka, had lived in Argos for the last 15 years.
He was born April 23, 1879, near Talma and was the son of George and Sarah BATZ KESLER. He was married on Feb. 2, 1900, in Florida, Ind., to Nettie May JOHNSON, who survives.
Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Ruth) McKINNEY and Mrs. Andrew (Helen) KOCHES, both of South Bend; Mrs. Edwen (Merion) REYNOLDS, New Carlisle, Ind., and Mrs. Franklin (Mildred) SHERER, Aros; three sons, Dale [KESLER], Middlebory; Donald [KESLER], Logansport, and Richard [KESLER], South Bend; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. The Rev. Paul HALBERT of the Argos Christian church will officiate and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Friday, November 29, 1958

Iva R. Runnells
Mrs. Iva R. RUNNELLS, 81, 619 West Sixth street, died at 6:15 a.m. Thursday in the Rochester Nursing home. Mrs. Runnells was the widow of Franklin L. RUNNELLS.
A resident of Peru most of her life, Mrs. Runnells moved to Rochester two and one-half years ago.
She was a member of the Rochester Seventh Day Adventist church.
She was born March 21, 1877, in Whitley county and was the daughter of Henry and Alice (SMITH) NEWCOMB.
Surviving are two sons, Russell [RUNNELLS], Willow Springs, Mich., and Joseph [RUNNELLS], Mishawaka; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren and two brothers, Orland NEWCOMB, Mishawaka, and Dewitt NEWCOMB, R.R. 1, Argos. One son and one daughter, Mrs. Gay ATKINSON, preceded her in death.
The Rev. William GEARY, pastor of the Rochester Seventh Day Adventist church, will officiate at funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Ida Brown
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Mrs. Ida BROWN, 84, former Argos resident who died recently. The Rev. E. J. PETERS of the Argos Metodist church will officiate.
Mrs. Brown is survived by two daughters, Mrs. P. G. MALLOY, Jeffersonville, and Mrs. Wilma REESH, South Bend.
Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Saturday, November 29, 1958

Alma Turner
Mrs. William SNYDER of Akron has received word that her sister, Mrs. Bert (Alma) TURNER, died on Nov. 26 in Los Angeles, Cal., at the age of 78. She has two sons, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Monday, December 1, 1958

[no obits]

Tuesday, December 2, 1958

Floyd C. Black
Floyd C. BLACK, 65, 814 1/2 Main street, a retired bakery supply salesman, died at 1:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Black had been ill nine months.
Born march 8, 1893, in Brinkhaven, Ohio, the son of Samuel and Sarah (BRIGHTWELL) BLACK, he came here from Sidney, Ohio, in 1947.
He was married to Merrill SHARITT on Oct. 3, 1914, in Sidney, Ohio. The widow survives.
Other survivors include a son, Hugh W. [BLACK], Taylor, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. William KENTON, Grand Rapids, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Ann SNIDER, Forest, O., and Mrs. Clyde PIPER, Loudonville, O.; three brothers, Roy [BLACK], Ashland, O.; S. H. [BLACK], Ravenna, O., and Walter [BLACK], Belleville, O., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Donald DECKER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Clara Kahler
Mrs. Clara (CONWELL) KAHLER, 71, Fulton, died early this morning in Woodlawn hospital where she was taken Monday afternoon after being stricken ill.
Mrs. Kahler was born Dec. 8, 1886, in White county and was the daughter of George and Josephine McCAULEY CONWELL. She was married in 1906 to Mace KAHLER, who survives.
A former resident of Kewanna, Mrs. Kahler was a member of the Church of God, Headlee, Ind.
Surviving besides the husband are three daughters, Essie KAHLER, at home, and Mrs. Eva GINN and Mrs. Maude CARLSON, both of Kewanna; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Elijah CONWELL, Monticello, and two sisters, Mrs. Nora HUGHES, Ora, Ind., and Mrs. Grace MORRIS, Buffalo, Ind. One son, George [KAHLER] and a brother George CONWELL, prceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Buffalo Christian church, Buffalo by the Rev. Floyd SAXTON. Burial will be in Buffalo cemetery.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 3, 1958

Mary E. Hauser
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth HAUSER, 62, died of carcinoma at her home at Fletchers Lake in Wayne township at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. A resident of Fletchers Lake for 25 years, she had been ill the last two years.
Mrs. Hauser was born Dec. 11, 1895 in Pulaski county, where she spent her early life before moving from Star City to Fletchers Lake. Her parents were Ed and Anna REINHOLT TRAPP.
On May 28, 1914, she was married in Winamac to John HAUSER, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Omer [HAUSER], R.R. 6, Rochester; Edward [HAUSER], Akron, and Francis [HAUSER], R.R. 3, Lucerne; a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Dorothy) HENDERSON, R.R. 2, Kewanna; the mother, Winamac; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Geroge [TRAPP], Grovertown, and Albert [TRAPP], Winamac; a sister, Mrs. Rose EDLIN, Bruce Lake. A son, Walter [HAUSER], was killed during World War 2 and a daughter, Ruth [HAUSER], also preceded her in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Winamac Methodist church with the Rev. FLETCHER officiating. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton. The body will lie in state at the church from noon Friday until hour of services.

Roy Jarrett
Roy JARRETT, 70, Peru, father of Mrs. Randall WESTWOOD of 1315 Wabash avenue, died suddenly of a coronary occlusion at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home.
An employee of the City of Peru, Mr. Jarrett had lived in Peru for 22 years, moving there from his country home in Miami county.
He was born Dec. 1, 1888 in Randolph county, Ind. On Oct. 3, 1920, he was married to Gladys BUSHY. He was a member of the Peru Christian church.
Surviving are the widow athome; three sons, George [JARRETT], Lansing, Ill.; Don [JARRETT], Jacksonville Beach, Fla., and the Rev. Jack JARRETT, Fairmont, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Randall (Carol) WESTWOOD and Mrs. Floyd (Lillian) MAYO, Peru; ten grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.
Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Peru Christian church, with burial at Converse. Friends may call after noon Thursday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru.

Delbert D. Norman
Delbert D. NORMAN, 17, Delong, died Tuesday in South Bend Memorial hospital from a brain concussion and skull fracture suffered when he fell from a moving auto in Logansport Wednesday night.
The Norman youth had been taken to the South Bend hospital from Woodlawn hospital here Friday afternoon. His parents had brought him to the local hospital early Friday morning where his condition worsened.
Born in Delong, he had spent his entire life in that community. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Harry NORMAN. The youth had attended Aubbeenaubbee high school.
Surviving, besides the parents, are two sisters, Nancy and Nita [NORMAN], at home; a brother, Robert [NORMAN], also at home; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew DUNSIZER, Delong.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Culver Bible church with the Rev. Maynard TITTLE officiating. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home, Culver, prior to the funeral.

Thursday, December 4, 1958 to Friday, December 5, 1958

[no obits]

Saturday, December 6, 1958

Pascal Porter
Pascal "Pete" PORTER, 82, 1530 Sunset drive, died Friday at 7 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a four-year illness. He had been in serious condition since August.
A resident of Logansport 38 years, Mr. Porter had been employed by the Pennsylvania railroad there and at Clymers. He resided in San Bernardino, Cal, after leaving Logansport and came to this city from California in 1945.
Born Nov. 6, 1876, near Madison, he was the son of William H. and Elizabeth EMERSON PORTER. He was married first on Jan. 1, 1906, to Laura E. McKEAND, who died May 17, 1914. His second marriage was in 1915 to Dessa E. GRAFFIS, who died in 1932. In 1942, he married Grace G. FILBEY, who survives.
Mr. Porter was a member of the Tipton Lodge No. 33, F. & A.M., Logansport.
Surviving besides the wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth LEE, Santa Monica, Cal.; Mrs. Virginia COLLINS, North Hollywood, Cal., and Mrs. Helen BICKAR, Torrence, Cal.; two sons, John H. PORTER, Los Angeles, and Ralph E. PORTER, Anaheim, Cal.; a half-brother, Stanley PORTER, Byers, Cal.; a half-sister, Mrs. Ethel ANDERSON, El Centro, Cal.; and eleven grandchildren. Preceding him in death were six brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating, assisted by the Masonic lodge. Burial will be in the Clymers cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Lillie M. Kirtland
Mrs. Lillie M. KIRTLAND, 86, a lifelong resident of Twelve Mile, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Memorial hospital in Logansport after an illness of six months.
Mrs. Kirtland, the widow of Harry M. KIRTLAND who died Nov. 6, 1949, was born Feb. 13, 1872, near Twelve Mile and was the daughter of Frank and Martha BOOKWALTER. She was married in 1892.
Surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. Claude CORNELL, Muncie; one granddaugter; a sister, Mrs. Blanche MARTIN, and a brother, Harvey BOOKWALTER, both of Twelve Mile. Two sisters and one brother preceded Mrs. Kirtland in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Bethlehem Methodist church, of which Mrs. Kirtland was a member. The Rev. August LUNDQUIST will officiate and burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, after 6 p.m. today.

Othel M. Insley
Othel M. INSLEY, 80, a resident of Fulton for 36 years, died at 4 p.m. Friday at his home in that town. He was a retired farmer.
Born April 20, 1878, in Illinois, he was the son of Anson and Anna INSLEY. His marriage was Jan. 12, 1899, to Elmina WOOD, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ruth ABBOTT, Fulton; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel ROACH, Walton, and Mrs. Blanche BENTZ, R.R. 6, Rochester, and one brother, Reed INSLEY, Walton. One daughter, Eunice [INSLEY], preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be 2 p.m. Monday at the residence with the Rev. William KEITH officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after noon today. The Ditmire funeral home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Monday, December 8, 1958

Opal Bucks
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center for Mrs. Opal BUCKS, 73, who died Saturday evening at Logansport's Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient since Wednesday.
Mrs. Bucks was the mother of Mrs. Ethel LOCKE, Rochester.
Born Jan. 24, 1885, in Pulaski county, she was married to John BUCKS, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the West Union church.
Also surviving are her son, Dale [BUCKS], Royal Center and four other daughters, Mrs. Lois KISER and Mrs. Dorothy PARRISH, both of Royal Center; Mrs. Mabel ROCKEY, California, and Mrs. Martha FIRMANI, Logansport; thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildrin.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Star City.

Meade Haimbaugh
Meade HAIMBAUGH, 75, a native of Fulton county, died of a heart attack Sunday at 10 a.m. in his home at South Bend.
Born in Newcastle township on March 30, 1883, he was the son of Obe and Nora PERSCHBACHER HAIMBAUGH. He was married Feb. 2, 1908, to Anna JONES, who survives.
Mr. Haimbaugh was a member of the First Baptist church at South Bend and of the Masonic lodge. He resided in this county until 1925.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Wilma) HEIMBECKER, Ferndale, Mich.; Mrs. Huston (Georgianna) WEST, Rome, N.Y.; and Mrs. Delbert (Dorise) MYERS, South Bend; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Merrill (Edna) CAREY, Mentone; Mrs. Hershel (Freda) LEHMAN, Warsaw; Mrs. Lloyd (Lucille) KESLER, Warsaw, and two brothers, Dow HAIMBAUGH, Rochester, and Rex HAIMBAUGH, Mentone.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Hay funeral home in South Bend with the Rev. Harold GAMBLE of th First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, Newcastle township, about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Lewis B. Chalkley
Mrs. Lewis B. CHALKLEY, 72, of Peru, wife of Lewis B. CHALKLEY, of the Peru Federal Savings and Loan Co., died suddenly of a heart attack at 2 a.m. today in Peru's Dukes hospital. Mrs. Chalkley had been ill several months.
Mrs. Chalkley was born in Wellston, Ohio, Nov. 26, 1886, the daughter of Meredith PLEASANT, now deceased, and Mrs. Emma MERCER, Mexico.
The Chalkleys were married on April 6, 1906, and moved to Peru from Covington, Ky., in 1910.
Mrs. Chalkley was a partner in the Chalkley Insurance company, serving the firm as secretary. She was a member of the First Baptist church in Peru and of the Order of the Eastern Star, of which she was a past matron.
Surviving besides the husband and the mother are three daughters, Mrs. Joe (Nelly C.) SHINN, Niles, Cal.; Mrs. Thomas (Amy L.) GLENNON, Gary, and Mrs. Chester (Marian A.) BRAUNELLER, Mexico; a son, Lewis M. [CHALKLEY], Peru; eleven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Myrth O. MOEBUS, Mexico, and a niece, Mrs. Kenneth F. ANNESS, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Funeral services will be at the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru, Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gary ALLBRITTON in charge, and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call at the Eikenberry funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Gertrude Hess
Mrs. Gertrude HESS, 74, former resident of Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Indianapolis home of her daughter, Mrss Rosalind HESS, from injuries sustained in an auto accident here May 23,
An auto driven by Mrs. Hess struck another car driven by Everett DAVIS of Rochester at Ninth and Madison streets, careening wildly after the first impact and finally striking the cement porch at the residence of Mrs. Harry NORRIS, 914 Madison street.
Mrs. Hess sustained a broken leg and concussion and had been in ill health since the accident.
Born Sept. 4, 1884, at Kentland, she was the daughter of Sherman and Carrie HESS. Her marriage was at Brook on Aug. 2, 1907, to Roy Ellsworth HESS, who preceded her in death. Mr. Hess operated a service station on Main street at the Erie railroad tracks for many years.
Surviving are the daughter, of Indianapolis; one son, Ellsworth [HESS], Delaware, O., and several grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Harshman and Weston funeral home in Brook with the Rev. C. D. SITES officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery at Brook. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 9, 1958

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Wednesday, December 10, 1958

Martha Ann Whittenberger
Mrs. Martha Ann WHITTENBERGER, 86, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home, two and one-half miles southwest of Akron. Mrs. Whittenberger had been ill for two years and in serious condition for the last six months.
A lifelong resident of Akron and vicinity, Mrs. Whittenberger was born July 11, 1872, in Kosciusko county and was the daughter of Burrus and Catherine (NICODEMUS) PERSONETT.
She was married in Fulton county in 1891 to Gerorge WHITTENBERGER, who died in 1942.
Mrs. Whittenberger was a member of the Omega club and the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harley (Hazel) ROGERS, R.R. 1, Akron, with whom Mrs. Whittenberger made her home; a grandson, Earl ROGERS, Baltimore, and three great-grandchildren. A daughter died in infancy. Mrs. Whittenberger was the last of five children.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER in charge. Burial will be in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, until 10 a.m. Thursday and then at Mrs. Whittenberger's home until noon Friday.

Thursday, December 11, 1958

James C. Shambarger
James C. SHAMBARGER, 52, Macy, night foreman at the Peru foundry, died at 5 a.m. today in the Bluffton clinic. He had been ill two months.
Mr. Shambarger, a lifelong resident of Miami county, was born Dec. 29, 1905, the son of Louis and Frances (ALLEN) SHAMBARGER. Both are now deceased. He was married in 1927 to Dorothea GOODWIN, who survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Loren [SHAMBARGER], Macy, and William H. [SHAMBARGER], Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence CLARK, Peru; three brothers, Daniel and L. J. [SHAMBARGER], both of Macy, and Alfred [SHAMBARGER], Fort Wayne, and two sisters, Mrs. William WRIGHT and Mrs. Charles ALLEN, Both of Macy. One son and one brother preceded Mr. Shambarger in death.
Funeral services will be conducted by Elder Edward SCHMIDT Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru, and burial will be in [Plainview] cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the fneral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, December 12, 1958

Edwin Burton
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Edwin Earl BURTON, 43, who died suddenly of a heart attack at 2:40 p.m. Thursday.
The Rev. Lloyd MENERY will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Burton suffered the fatal attack while standing in front of the William DAVIDSON home, six miles north of Rochester on U.S. 31. He had made his home with the Davidsons for 12 years.
A state trooper from South Bend, en route home from Indianapolis, discovered the body. Troopers John HATCH and Larry WAGENKNECHT of Rochester also were on the scene as was Dr. Carson McGUIRE, deputy coroner.
Born May 6, 1915, at Greensburg, Mr. Burton was the son of William and Catitola McCLAIN BURTON.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Mildred MASCARI and Mrs. Pearl SMITH, both of Kokomo, Mrs. Mary KIRTS, Elkhart, and Mrs. Maude SMITH, Greensburg, and five brothers, Ernest, Charles, Clyde and Rolland all of Kokomo, and Donald [BURTON], Rockfield.

William Wheatley
William Gladstone WHEATLEY, 67, R.R. 1, Monterey, died suddenly at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arnold MURRAY, R.R. 2, Rochester. Mr. Wheatley had been ill for the last two and one-half months.
Retired from the Pullman and Standard Car company, Chicago, after 20 years' service there, Mr. Wheatley had been a resident of Monterey for the last 27 years.
He was born Sept. 6, 1891, at Tower City, Pa., the son of Robert and Barbara WHEATLEY, and was married to Ruth HICKEN Aug. 31, 1914, in Chicago. Mr. Wheatley was a member of the Masonic order in Chicago.
Survivingt are the widow, at home; four daughters, Mrs. P. B. (Genevieve) St. CLAIR, Chicago, Mrs. Donald (Myrtle) WENTZEL, Mentone, Mrs. Avon (Barbara) MURRAY, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Arnold (Martha) MURRAY, R.R. 2, Rochester; two sons, Robert [WHEATLEY], Monterey, and Earl [WHEATLEY], Edmonds, Wash.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Lester CLEVELAND of the Zion chuch in Montrey, in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Irene Murphy
Mrs. Irene MURPHY, 55, 313 Jefferson street, wife of City Policeman Russell MURPHY, died in Woodlawn hospital about 12:30 p.m. today after an extended illness. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge of services.

Saturday, December 13, 1958

Theresa F. Caslow
Mrs. Theresa F. CASLOW, 71, died at 1 p.m. Friday at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. Mrs. Caslow had been ill one week.
Born Nov. 21, 1887, in Argos, the daughter of Charles and Alice (CHAPMAN) FISH, Mrs. Caslow had spent her entire life in Argos with the exception of a three-year period when she lived in Tiosa.
She was married in 1913 to Arthur H. CASLOW, who died in January 1947. She was a member of the Church of God in Argos.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lowell (Clara) NICHOLS, Detroit; a son, Donald [CASLOW], Argos; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Caslow was the last of a family of four children.
The Rev. Edwin JOHNSON, pastor of the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church, assisted by the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY of Bourbon, will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the funeral.

Irene Murphy
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Ms. Anna Irene MURPHY, 55, who died Friday at 12:40 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Oct. 9. Mrs. Murphy, who resided at 312 Jefferson street had been in ill health since May.
Born Nov. 7, 1902, at Rochester, she had spent her entire life in this city. Her parents were Gus and Cordelia PONTIUS SHOTT and she was married May 5, 1928, at Goshen to Russell D. MURPHY. Her husband is a member of the city police force.
Mrs. Murphy was an active member of the First Presbyterian church here, of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Fulton County Chorus and in home economic clubs.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Joan FLOOR, Rochester; three grandchildren; two brothers, Robert and Hubert SHOTT, both of Chicago, and one sister, Mrs. Marguerite MOORE, South Bend.
Officiating at the funeral rites will be the Rev. Donald DECKER of the First Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Nelson X. Paulk
Funeral services for Nelson X. PAULK, 87, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 4:45 p.m. Friday, will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here.
Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Paulk, a resident of Fulton county most of his life, had been in failing health for some time before his death. He had lived recently at the Miller nursing home here.
Born in Ohio on June 10, 1871, he was the son of Sardine and Mary PAULK. In 1921 he was married in Berrien county, Mich., to Gladys BRYANT, who died in 1942. Mr. Paulk was a shoemaker by occupation.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Marilee) RHODES, Athens; a son, Kenneth Nelson PAULK, South Bend; five grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Monday, December 15, 1958

Vern E. Rush
Vern E. RUSH, 56, a R.R. 1, Tippecanoe farmer, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital aftr six-months illness. He had been in serious condition for the last few weeks.
Mr. Rush had lived in the Tippecanoe vicinity for the last 15 years, moving there from Fulton county where he had spent most of his life.
He was born Dec. 2, 1902, in Fulton county to Edward and Clara Mae EMMONS RUSH. On Dec. 3, 1929, he was married in Logansport to Flossie Fern MUSSELMAN, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Gladys) WARREN, Argos; two grandsons; two granddaughters; three sisters, Mrs. Oliver (Fern) BRYANT, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Ollie BREEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Wayne (Ruth) ZOLMAN, Tippecanoe; two brothers, Donald [RUSH], Rochester, and Harvey [RUSH], R.R. 5, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Henry HIDDINGS, Tippecanoe, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Selina Jo Howard
Prayer services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home here for Selina Jo HOWARD, one-day-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Richard HOWARD, R.R. 1, Rochester.
Dr. Claude YOUNG officiatd at the services and burial was in the Mount Hope cemetry at Athens. The infant died at 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving, besides the mother, the former Phyllis Jean SWANSON, and the father are two brothers, Brad Allen and Jeffery Lynn [HOWARD] the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl SWANSON, rochester, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. HOWARD, R.R. 2, Rochester.

Eldora Butler
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. George HAPNER at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Charles (Eldora) BUTLER, 79, R.R. 1, Roann, who died at home Sunday at 10:45 a.m. after a four-year illness. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.
Mrs. Butler, a lifelong rsident of the Akron community, was born April 13, 1879, in Miami county and was the daughter of William and Mary Jane ANGLEMYER BERGER. She was a member of the Gilead Methodist church.
In 1900 she was married to Harlan BUTLER, who died in 1938. Mrs. Butler remarried in 1943 to Charles BUTLER, who survives.
Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Mary McKENZIE, R.R. 1, Roann; Mrs. Henry (Maude) COMPORT and Mrs. Ronald (Hazel) SHAW, both of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Lloyd (Alta) BURT, Peru; a son, Walter [BUTLER], Hammond; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Marie) WHITTENBERGER, Akron, and three brothers, William [BERGER], Akron, Wilford [BERGER], Crown Point, and Noah [BERGER], Hammond. One sister and two brothers are deceased.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary Martin
Mrs. Elmer (Mary) BIGLEY MARTIN, 69, R.R. 1, Culver, died this morning at South Bend Memorial hospital. The body is at the Grossman funeral home in Argos where rites are pending.

Tuesday, December 16, 1958

Katherine Graves
Funeral services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. in the St. Vincent's church at Logansport for Mrs. Katherine GRAVES, 82, who died at her Indianapolis home Monday. She was a sister of William O'MARA, Rochester, and an aunt of Mrs. Gene DITMIRE, Fulton.
Mrs. Graves' husband, Otis [GRAVES], died in 1918.
Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's cemetery at Reynolds.

Mary I. Martin
Final rites for Mrs. Mary I. MARTIN, 69, R.R. 1, Culver, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. William Van WINKLE, Richmond, will officiate and burial will be in Washington cemetery near Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Martin died at 8:30 a.m. Monday in South Bend's Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient for the last month. Mrs. Martin had been ill six months.
She was born Nov. 28, 1889, at Culver, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah BIGLEY, and spent her entire life in the Culver community.
She was married in May, 1927, to Elmer C. MARTIN, who survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Margaret) SEITZ, Leesburg, O.; two sons, Ernest and Hubert [MARTIN], Plymouth; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Sylvester Myers
Sylvester MYERS, R.R. 3, Argos, a retired carpenter, died at 11 p.m. Monday in Healthwin hospital, South Bend, where he had been a patient for five days. Mr. Myers had been ill eight months.
He was born Feb. 12, 1880, to Cora JOHNSON, who survives. Mr. Myers was a member of the Gilead Methodist church.
Besides the wife, survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Lilean) WEINTRAUB, South Bend, and Mrs. Eva HUTCHINSON, at home; a foster son, Buddie CARPENTER, South Bend; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, Orley BERRY, South Bend, and Carl BERRY, Granger; and a half-sister, Mrs. Herman BOWLES, South Bend.
The Rev. Lloyd MENERY will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and burial will be in Fairview cemetery, Mishawaka. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, December 17, 1958

Larry L. Miller
Larry Lee MILLER, 21, son of Harold and Dorothy (BERON) MILLER, 404 West Ninth street, died at 12:10 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home of pneumonia. He had been ill three days.
The young man was born Jan. 6, 1937 and had spent his entire life here.
Surviving are the parents and the maternal grandfather, Charles BERON, St. Petersburg, Fla. A brother, Charles V. [MILLER], died in infancy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday by Dr. Claude YOUNG at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Maria Hemminger
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Mrs. Maria Louisa HEMMINGER, 95, Kewanna, who died Tuesday at the Beaton nursing home in Gary. She had resided in that city for the past two years with a son.
Te Rev. George TAYLOR officiated at the rites and burial was in the Shaffer cemetery.
Born April 23, 1863, Mrs. Hemminger was the daughter of John and Margaret DUMFIE GRAVES. Her marriage was to John HEMMINGER, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are to sons, Whit [HEMMINGER], Rochester, and Leonard [HEMMINGER], Gary; one daughter, Mrs. Anna ACKERT, Fort Myers, Fla.; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Elvah Ferry
Mrs. Elvah FERRY, 78, widow of Dr. P. L. FERRY and retired Akron librarian, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her son, Dr. John L. FERRY, Munster. Mrs. Ferry had been ill for several months.
She had served as Akron librarian for nearly 35 years before retiring from that position last May.
Born Aug. 3, 1880, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Tobias and Susan MYLIN GUSHARD. She had spent almost her entire llife in and around Akron and Laketon.
Mrs. Ferry was a member of the Akron Methodist church, where for many years she was superintendent of the Sunday school's primary department, the W.S.C.S, W.C.T.U. and the American Legion Auxiliary, a charter member of the Akron Mothers study club and a patroness of Kappa Delta Phi sorority.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Marjorie) FREDERICK, Mentone; a son, Dr. John L. FERRY, Munster; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Chauncy GUSHARD, Laketon.
Brief memorial services will be conducted tonight at the Slater funeral home in Whiting and funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. Maurice KESSLER will be in charge and burial will be in the Laketon cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron between 7 p.m. Thursday and noon Saturday.

Thursday, December 18, 1958

Judith Ann Sisinger
Judith Ann SISINGER, three-week-old daughter of Darlene and Jerry SISINGER, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died of suffocation this morning at her home. Willard CLARK, Kewanna night marshal, gave artificial respiration, but was unable to revive the child. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, was called to the scene and pronounced the infant dead. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd DAWSON, R.R. 3, Rochester, and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John SISINGER, Kewanna. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, December 19, 1958

Ella Collins
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Fulton E.U.B. church for Mrs. Ella COLLINS, 91, lifelong resident of Fulton county, who died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Miller nursing home in Rochester after a six-month illness.
The Rev. Donald ABBEY will officiate at the service and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.
Mrs. Collins was born Feb. 21, 1867, in Liberty township, the daughter of Isaac and Mary Ann HOSACK BARKER. She was married March 17, 1889, to Dora COLLINS, who died Dec. 20, 1936.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sylvia JEWELL, R.R. 1, Rochester, Mrs. Goldie MATHIAS, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Donna REESE, R.R. 1, Macy; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha NELLANS, Fulton and Mrs. Harry MOGLE, Mishawaka. One son, Orville [COLLINS], preceded her in death.
Mrs. Collins was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church and had resided with her daughters for the past 10 years.

Judith Ann Sisinger
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Charles COOK this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Judith Ann SISINGER, three-weeks-old daughter of Jerry and Darlene SISINGER, R.R. 1, Kewanna. The child suffocated in her sleep Thursday morning. Burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
She was born last Nov. 23 and was an only child. Surviving besides the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John SISSINGER, R.R. Kewanna, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd DAWSON, R.R. 3, Rochester.
Willard CLARK, Kewanna night marshal, administered artificial resperation to the child after he was called to the home at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, pronounced the child dead.

Monte L. Castleman
Monte L. CASTLEMAN, 49, Minot, N.D., son of O. W. CASTLEMAN and brother of Olin O. CASTLEMAN, both of Rochester, died of a heart attack late Thursday aftrnoon in a doctor's office in Neche, N.D. Mr. Castleman was a U.S. customs inspector and was visiting in Neche at the time he was stricken.
Surviving besides the father and brother here are the widow, Violet [CASTLEMAN]; a son, Ordell [CASTLEMAN]; a daughter, Rochelle [CASTLEMAN], and another brother, C. O. [CASTLEMAN], all of Minot, N.D., and two sisters, Mrs. Mildred HAMBLIN, Boise, Ida., and Mrs. Zoa COUCH, Husom, Wash. A sister, Edna COUCH, preceded Mr. Castleman in death by approximately a year.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, December 20, 1958

Adolf Schmidt
Rochester friends and relatives have received word of the sudden death of Adolf SCHMIDT, which occurred Wednesday at Evanston, Ill.
Mr. Schmidt, 58, had visited Rochester on several occasions. For many years he was associated with the Columbus Engraving and Lithogsaphing company which was founded by his father.
He is survived by his wife, the former Frances RYAN, of this city, and a son, Adolf [SCHMIDT], both of Evanston, Ill. Final rites were held in Evanston Friday afternoon.

Infant McGriff
Prayer services were conducted this afternoon by the Rev. Paul HALBERT, at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for the Infant son of Raymond and Mary Alice LOWRY McGRIFF of Argos. Burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
The child was stillborn at 10 a.m. Friday in the Osteopathis hospital, South Bend.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a sister, Angella Rae [McGRIFF]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward LOWRY of Argos, and the paternal grandparents, Mr.and Mrs. Parker McGRIFF of Argos.

Monday, December 22, 1958

Ernest E. Steffey
Ernest E. STEFFEY, 65, 1219 Lakeshore drive, died at 11:25 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for nine days. Death was attributed to heart and kidney ailments. Mr. Steffey had been ill since 1954 with a heart condition.
Mr. Steffey, a retired Hammond policeman, had been a Rochester resident for the last 14 years, coming here Sept. 18, 1944. He served on the Hammond police force 23 years.
He was born Nov. 8, 1893, at Mt. Zion, the son of Frank and Almina PIPER STEFFEY, and was married Jan. 27, 1923, to Viola Mae WRIGHT at St. Joseph, Mich.
Mr. Steffey, a veteran of World War I, was a member of the Veterans of World War I, the American Legion and the Blue Lodge of the Masonic order of Rochester, the Scottish Rite of Ft. Wayne and the Fraternal Order of Police of Hammond.
Surviving are the widow, at home; two sons, Howard [STEFFEY], Des Moines, and Leo [STEFFEY], at home; two brothers, Coral [STEFFEY], Hammond, and Ellsworth [STEFFEY], South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Elsie WIDOWS, Rochester; three grandchildren, Valerie Jean, Howard Leo and William Robert STEFFEY, all of Des Moines, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Richard MITCHELL of Ft. Wayne, an ex-resident of Rochester, will be in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Benjamin Freeman
Benjamin FREEMAN, 84, died suddenly at 4 p.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Glenn MOODY, Sr., R.R. 6, Rochester. Mr. Freeman, a retired miner and farmer who came to Rochester from Dugger in 1951, had made his home with his daughter.
He was born Nov. 29, 1874, in Whitney county, Ky., the son of William and Hulda FAULKNER FREEMAN. On March 7, 1910, he was married at Sullivan to Dove Alice ANDERSON, who died April 4, 1955.
A veteran of the Spanish-American war, he served in the Philippine Islands. He was a member of the Spanish-American War Veterans in Dugger and of the American Legion.
Surving besides Mrs. Moody are another daughter, Mrs. Floyd DICKEY, South Bend, two sons, Stephen [FREEMAN], South Bend, and William [FREEMAN], Lapeer, Mich.; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister who live in Kentucky, and a sister who lives in Phoenix, Ariz.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Evans funeral home, Dugger, and burial will be in the Dugger cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here after 5 p.m. today. The body will be taken to Dugger Tuesday morning.

Ines Hoppes
Mrs. Guy (Ines) HOPPES, 73, South Bend, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Memorial hospital, South Bend, of carcinoma. She had been ill two years.
Mrs. Hoppes was born July 14, 1885, in Miami county, the daughter of Henry and Geneva LAMBERT WELLER, and she spent most of her life in Fulton and Miami counties before moving to South Bend two years ago. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
She was married in 1910 in Roann to Henry HOPPES, who survives. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. David (Corine) SMITH, South Bend; a son, Patrick [HOPPES], South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Ruth) SAMPSEL, Rochester, and a brother, James WELLER, Peru. One daughter, four brothers and two sistes preceded Mrs. Hoppes in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the funeral.

Lawrence Brandt
Lawrence BRANDT, 43, Goshen, a nephew of Kise CLINTON of this city, was killed instantly Saturday afternoon by a shot from his own gun in a hunting accident. The mishap took place in a woods on the Arnold WEEGNER farm three miles east of Goshen
Mr. Brandt is survived by the wife and four children. The body is at the Yoder-Culp funeral home in Goshen. Last rites will be Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 23, 1958

Lee E. Daine
Lee E. "Pete" DAINE, 77, Gilead, a painter, died at 5:30 a.m. today at his home. He had been ill for two and one-half years. Mr. Daine was born Oct. 17, 1881, in Gilead, the son of Adam and Margaret DAUGHERTY DAINE, and lived in that community his entire lifetime.
He was married March 29, 1902, in Akron to Alice McINTIRE, who survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Voyd [DAINE], a Peru police captain, and Ross [DAINE], also of Peru; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Adam [DAINE], R.R. 2, Macy. Six brothers and sisters are deceased.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday by the Rev. Harold CONRAD at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 24, 1958

Homer E. Wentzel
Homer Edward WENTZEL, 70, Dixon Lake, R.R. 4, Plymoth, a retired farmer, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Born Aug. 1, 1888, in Kewanna, Mr. Wentzel ws the son of Jesse and Ruth SINGER WENTZEL. He had lived at te Dixon Lake address for the last eight years and was a member of the Lutheran church.
Surviving are the widow, Claudia [WENTZEL], at home; two daughers, Mrs. Ruby FREDRICKS and Mrs. Thelma SMITH, both of South Bend; a step-daughter, Mrs. Esther TRAVIS, St. Louis; three sisters, Mrs. Edith RICHARDSON, Chicago, Mrs. Hilma HUFF, South Bend, Mrs. Erma WAGONER, Plymouth, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, by the Rev. Robert MALLETT, Plymouth, and burial will be in Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, after 5 p.m. today.

Sadie Tibbals
Mrs. Sadie TIBBALS, 73, fomer Akron resident and mother of Mrs. Robert L. ZELLER, 926 Wabash avenue, died at about 2 a.m. today at the home of her son, Everett PONTIUS, Logansport, of a heart attack. She had been ill about one month.
Mrs. Tibbals who was born in Massachusetts, moved from Akron to Mishawaka some six years ago. She had been working in Mishawaka until the time of her illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Debra Sue Carr
Debra Sue CARR, eight-weeks-old daughter of Lester and Betty CLUPPER CARR, was found dead in her bed this morning at the home of her parents, 806 East 12th street.
Cause of death was undetermined immediately. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, was investigating. The baby was born Oct. 30, 1958.
Surviving, besides the parents, are one brother, Lester Henry [CARR], Jr.; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Effie CARR, Rochester the maternal grandfather, Cecil CLUPPER, Wabash; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Marie CLUPPER, and a half-sister, Kahy Ann CLUPPER.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Church of God here with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 25, 1958

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Friday, December 26, 1958

Minnie E. Smith
Mrs. Minnie E. SMITH, 85, Kewanna, widow of Howard SMITH, died Christmas Day at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for five days.
Mrs. Smith, the daughter of Jacob and Angeline RHOADES SHOWLEY, was born Sept. 2, 1873, in Fulton county. She was a member of the Methodist church in Kewanna.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Utica SMITH, South Bend, and Mrs. Hattie McKEE and Miss Mintie SHOWLEY, both of Rochester, and a brother, Charles E. SHOWLEY, Hobart.
The Rev. Charles COOK will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and burial will be in Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the funeral.

Sadie E. Tibbals
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. today at the Cregor funeral home, Logansport, by the Rev. H. H. HASHBERGER for Mrs. Sadie E. TIBBALS, 73, who died early Wednesday morning at the home of her son, Everett PONTIOUS, Logansport. Burial was in Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport.

Alonzo S. Faylor
Alonzo S. FAYLOR, 79, Wiandotte, Mich., retired farmer and ex-resident of Grass Creek, died in [the] Michigan city at 8:15 a.m. today after a short illness.
Mr. Faylor, who was born Aug. 20, 1879, in Ohio, was married to Fannie HUFFMAN, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Cleo [FAYLOR], Grass Creek; two daughters, Mrs. Marie MARTIN and Mrs. Grace GENIAC, both of Wyandotte; a grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Dessie MURTHA, Logansport.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, and burial will be in Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Saturday, December 27, 1958

George C. Townsend
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Judson Baptist church in Howard county for George Curtis TOWNSEND, 72, wo died at his home three miles north of Twelve Mile at 1 p.m. Friday.
The Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR of Delphi will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in the North Union cemetery in Howard county. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton after noon Sunday.
A native of Howard county, Mr. Townsend was born April 28, 1886, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. TOWNSEND. He had lived at Twelve Mile since 1940.
Surviving are two sons, John and George [TOWNSEND], both of R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; three daughters, Mrs. Wilson FINKS, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Jean FINCHER, Rockfield, and Mrs. Betty GUNDRUM, R.R. 1, Rochester; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Maude JOHNSON, Galveston. One son, Robert [TOWNSEND] preceded him in death.

Monday, December 29, 1958

Rev. Phillips B. Smith
The Rev. Phillips Brooks SMITH, 62, a Methodist minister in Indianapolis for 40 years, dies Sunday at his home in Terre Haute. He was the father of the Rev. Charles M. SMITH of Bloomington, Ill., former pastor of the Rochester Grace Methodist church.
The elder Smith died an hour after preaching in the Centenary Methodist church at Terre Haute, where he had been pastor six years. He also served churches in Anderson, Yorktown, Windfall, Bluffton and Hammond.
Surviving are the wife, Gladys [SMITH]; one other son, the Rev. Phillips Brooks SMITH, Jr., Fort Wayne; a brother, William T. SMITH, Indianapolis, and four grandchildren.
Services have been set tentatively for Wednesday in the Centenary church. The body is at the Gills funeral home in Terre Haute.

Tuesday, December 30, 1958

David L. Carey
Last rites have been set at 2 p.m. Thursday for David L. CAREY, 82, retired Richland township farmer, who died at 3:10 p.m. Monday at his home, 1317 Madison stret. Death came following an eight-month illness which was serious the past four weeks.
Services will be at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Richard MITCHELL, Fort Wayne, former First Baptist church pastor here, officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Aug. 14, 1876, near Tippecanoe in Marshall county, Mr. Carey was the son of George and Demarius YANTIS CAREY. He had spent most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties and was married Dec. 24, 1899, to Louie MEANS, who died Oct. 15, of this year.
After his retirement from farming, Mr. Carey worked several years for the Fulton county highway department, retiring in 1954 from this job. He was a member of the First Brethren church of Tiosa and of the Rochester Lions club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vida NICHOLS, at home, and Mrs. Vera PENDLETON, Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie FREDRICK,Sough Bend, and Miss Kathryn CAREY, South Bend; two brothers, William [CAREY], South Bend, and Charles [CAREY], Osceola, and several nieces and nephews. Four sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

Bernard Runge
Mrs. Clarence RUNGE of Colorado Springs, Colo., who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frenda MILLER, in Akron, recdeived word Sunday from her husband, Sgt. Clarence RUNGE of Fort Carson, Colo., that his brother, Sp. 4-c, Bernard RUNGE, also of Fort Carson, was killed instantly in an automobile accident Friday night. State police found his body in the car, which had turned over at a curve. Apparently the lights had gone out and he had used the gas feed instead of the brake and the car hurtled over an embankment. He was killed instantly with a crushed skull and chest.
Mrs. Runge left Monday morning for Rock Rapids, Ia., where the body will be taken to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman RUNGE. Sgt. Runge, a guard for the body, left Fort Carson today. A military funeral will be held, probably Wednesday.
The soldier, who had re-enlisted for another six years, was 23 years old. He is survived also b a wife who is in Pendleton, Ore.
Sgt. Runge, who is on a 17 day emergency leave, will return to Akron with his wife for a few days before they return with their four-year-old son to Fort Carson.

Charles M. Eley
Charles M. ELEY, 73, Argos, died at 2:30 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after an illness of six months.
Mr. Eley was born April 29, 1885, at Talma and lived in Fulton and Marshall counties his entire life. For the last 50 years he had lived in Argos. His parents were Lewis and Susan BELL ELEY.
He was married on April 3, 1906, in Rochester to Clara HELMICK, who died Jan. 17, 1954. On May 29, 1955, Mr. Eley was remarried in Argos to Dorothy PETERSEN who survives.
He was associated with the E. E. Eley sawmill, a family business in Argos, and was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Genevieve) JOHNSON, Denver, Colo; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy PLANK, Chicago; two step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was a brother of the late Elmer E. ELEY.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, by the Rev. Paul HALBERT, of the Argos Christian church. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Lenora Harding
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna, for Mrs. Lenora HARDING, 89, North Liberty, who died Sunday afternoon at the Gugle nursing home in South Bend.
The Rev. Harry TAYLOR will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
Mrs. Harding was born Nov. 17, 1869, in Kewanna, the daughter of John and Suzanna RIGGLE GORSELINE. She was a member of the Kewanna Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are two sons, Harold [HARDING], with whom she had made her home in North Liberty, Jeff [HARDING], Oak Park, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Grace STRICKLAND, Sturlington, La.; fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, December 31, 1958

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