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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1959

 

 

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

1959

Friday, January 2, 1959

Oliver H. Heckaman
Oliver E. HECKAMAN, 73, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 1:40 p.m. Thursday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient since suffering a heart attack six days earlier.
Mr. Heckaman, a farmer who had spent his entire life in Marshall county was born near Bremen, Oct. 3, 1885, the son of Samuel and Saraj BROCKER HECKAMAN. He had lived in Bremen, LaPaz and Argos.
He was first married in 1904 to Chloe B. JONES, who died in 1944. In 1946 Mr. Heckaman was maried to Lois SWOVERLAND, who survives.
Other survivors include three daughers, Mrs. Frank (Inez) THOMAS, LaPaz, and Mrs. Roger (Hope) WINTERS and Mrs. Glenn (Mary) STAFFORD, both of Portland, Ore.; four sons, William [HECKAMAN], Portland, Ore.; Herbert and David [HECKAMAN] of Lakeville and Oliver [HECKAMAN], Jr., Plymouth; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Mrs. Betty MAST, Nappanee, Mrs. Meril (Dorothy) OVERMYER, Plymouth, and Miss Margaret SWOVERLAND, at home; a stepson, Donald SWOVERLAND, at home; two step-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ralph HUFF, Bremen, and two brothers, Monroe [HECKAMAN], Etna Green, and Charles [HECKAMAN], Beech, N.D.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. Lester CLEVELAND of the Santa Anna Methodist church at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Martha V. Atkinson
Fulton county's 1959 traffic toll leaped to one killed and at least six injured Thursday, before the New Year was even a day old.
Dead is Mrs. Martha Virginia ATKINSON, 40, Elkhart, whose life was snuffed out instantly in a car-truck accident on U.S. 31, six miles north of Rochester, at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Injured in Thursday's crashes include:
Norman ATKINSON, seven-year-old son of Mrs. Martha Atkinson, who is listed in "critical" condition at Woodlawn hospital, with two broken legs, a broken arm, head injury and possible internal injuries.
Ralph G. ATKINSON, 46, husband of the dead woman, lacerations of face and arms, treated at Wodlawn and not admitted.
Mrs. Atkinson was riding in the right front seat of a 1957 Ford, driven by her husband, that attempted to pass another south-bound car about 300 feet north of the Richland Center road on U.S. 31.
Fog apparently obscured from Atkinson's view a tractor-trailer, located with scrap, that was approaching from the opposite direction. The Atkinson's son was lying in the back seat of their car at the time.
The truck pulled to the side in an effort to allow the Atkinson car clearance, but Atkinson said he braked his auto and thought he could get across the road. His car hit the right front fender of the semi, the entire right side of the 1957 Ford was ripped away.
Mrs. Atkinson, who was thrown from the car, died of a skull fracture, said Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, and also had broken legs, broken arm and a crushed pelvis. The truck went through a fence on the Kenneth MYER farm, narrowly missing a tree.
The tractor-trailer, owned by the Midwest Emery Trucking company, was driven by George O. EMMONS, 42, Holland, Mich., who was not hurt. The Atkinsons were enroute to visit relatives in Danville, Ind.
State Trooper John HATCH and Sheriff Willard CLARK investigated. They estimated damage to the truck at $150 and termed the car a total loss. The car that Atkinson tried to pass stopped a few feet down the road from the accident site, then went on. Nearby residents called the sheriff's office.

Saturday, January 3, 1959

William H. Boose
William Henry BOOSE, 84, 218 West 10th street, died this morning at 9:50 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Dec. 22. He had been in failing health the past two years.
Born Sept. 3, 1874, near Royal Center, he was the son of Valentine and Lucinda THOMPSON BOOSE. A resident of the Rochester community for the past 40 years, he came here from Logansport and had been engaged in farming and the real estate business.
His marriage was on Oct. 23, 1937, at LaPorte, to Marie DAHL, who survives. Mr. Boose was a member of the Elks lodge of Logansport.
Also surviving is one granddson, John William BOOSE, Frankfort. A son preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 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 atl the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Ethel M. Hudson
Ethel Marie HUDSON, 35, sister of Lonnie SHELTON of Rochester, died at 2:05, a.m. today in Peru's Dukes hospital from shotgun wounds in the stomach which were inflicted by her husband, Lawrence Raymond HUDSON, 32, in the couple's home at Peru late Friday night, Peru police reported today.
The couple's son, Lawrence Willard [HUDSON], 2, who was in his mother's arms at the time the shooting took place, was hit by several pellets from the blast and is listed in fair condition at Dukes hospital.
Mrs. Hudson's son by a previous marriage, David McKINLEY, 11, also was wounded in the face by stray pellets.
Hudson is being held by Peru police on an open charge pending the calling of a grand jury in the Miami county seat.
According to Peru police, the events which led to the tragic slaying occurred in the following order.
Hudson and David McKinley had attended the Peru-Rochester high school basketball game in Peru, and Hudson, after sending the boy home with friends, stopped at a tavern where he reportedly told police he had "four or five shots of vodka."
Arriving at home, Hudson found that Mrs. Hudson's daughter, Carolyn Sue McKINLEY, 14, was entertaining three boys. Hudson and his wie became embroiled in an argument about the girl which raged for nearly two hours.
At the climax of the quarrel, about 11:50 p.m., Hudson went to a closet, took out a 12-gauge shot gun, went to the back porch of the house and inserted a single shell into the gun. Coming back into the kitchen, he leveled the gun at his wife in the living room and fired it.
David McKINLEY, who had looked from the living room into the kitchen at almost the exact instant the gun was discharged, was thought to have been hurt by part of the blast which richocheted off the kitchen table. His sister was in an upstairs bedroom at the time of the shooting.
When police arrived, Hudson was seated on the couch beside his wife, who was sprawled still conscious on the living room floor. He was vague in his story to investigating officers and kept repeating that he "didn't know how" the shooting occurred.
Hudson is a welder for the Freeman Loader corporation, manufacturers of farm implements, and also a part-time bartender.

Monday, January 5, 1959

Samuel D. Powell
Samuel David POWELL, 72, a lifelong resident of the Rochester vicinity, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday at the Miller nursing home here after a two-year illness. He had been seriously ill for the past week.
A merchant, barber and in his later years a dealer in metal and paper salvage, Mr. Powell lived at the corner of Indiana avenue and East Fourth street. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church here and of the Loyal Order of Moose.
Mr. Powell was born July 17, 1886 in Macy, the son of John and Susan MITCHELL POWELL. In 1910 he was married here to Dora BIBLER, who died in 1922.
Surviving are a son, Ronald [POWELL], Rochester, and two granddaughters, Judy [POWELL] of Rochester and Jaren [POWELL] of Annapolis, Md. Two sons, two daughters and a sister, Mrs. Perry JONES, preceded him in death.
Services will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. 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 funerl home.

Dr. Guy V. Pontius
Dr. Guy Victor PONTIUS, 61, son of Mrs. Della PONTIUS, 130 West Eighth street, died suddenly of a heart attack at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in his home at Orland Park, Ill.
Dr. Pontius was one of the country's outstanding physicians and surgeons, was surgeon general of St. Luke's hospital in Chicago at the time of his death. He had been on the staff of St. Luke's since his internship days there, formerly being house physician and later chief of staff until suffering a heart attack three years ago. Since that time, Dr. Pontius had been both surgeon general and lecturer at the hospital.
He was widely known as a lecturer at medical colleges throughout the nation.
Born March 9, 1887, Dr. Pontius was a graduate of Rochester high school in 1915. During his undegraduate days, he was a star on the RHS basketball team coached by R. C. JOHNSON. He attended Earlham college three years, then entered the U.S. Army reserve medical corps until 1918. After his discharge, he enrolled in the University of Illinois medical school from which he was graduated.
An outstanding musician in his younger days, Dr. Pontius played with the Citizens Band of Rochester at its regular concerts and performances in the city and environs.
He was married to Grace IRVIN of Chicago, a graduate nurse, who survives. Also surviving besides the mother, are two sons, William [PONTIUS], Swarthmore, Pa., and Guy Victor [PONTIUS], Jr., Western Springs, Ill., and two daughters, Mrs. Larry ALBERTS and Mrs. Tim MACKIMM, both of Chicago.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Kavin Lee Mow
Services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home here for Kavin Lee MOW, infant son of Philip and Sonja MORGAN MOW, Greencastle. The baby died at birth at 3 p.m. Saturday in Putnam county hospital, Greencastle.
The Rev. Lloyd MENEREY of the Richland Center Methodist church officiated at the services and burial was in the Richland Center cemetery.
Surviving besides the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles MORGAN, R.R. 3, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward MOW, R.R. 3, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert WARNER, R.R. 3, Rochester; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Leo MOW, R.R. 5, Rochester; the paternal great-grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Harley ZUMBAUGH, Chase, Mich., several aunts and uncles.

Charles Good
Charles GOOD, 76, died at Great Falls, Mont., last Friday. Mr. Good, who formerly lived in Rochester, Akron and Newcastle township, was a resident of the Montana city.
He was born in Kosciusko county in 1883 and was married in 1914 to Ethel DEARDORF, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Charles [GOOD], Jr., Chester, Mont.; a sister, Mrs. [Albert L. ]Maud [May] MULKINS, Logansport, and a brother-in-law, Floyd DEARDORF, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Funeral services and burial will be in Great Falls.

Tuesday, January 6, 1959

Alonzo W. Davis
Alonzo W. DAVIS, 69, a native of Fulton county, died Monday at 3:10 p.m. at his home in South Bend. Death, which came suddenly, was from a heart attack.
Born in this county Oct. 12, 1889, he had resided in South Bend since 1918. His parents were William and Rebecca DAVIS. His marriage was at South Bend on Oct. 21, 1922 to Nellie MEISER of Bay City, Mich.
Surviving, besides the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Della PONTIUS, Rochester, and Mrs. Myrtle ERWIN, Marion; one brother, Frank [DAVIS], Macy, and several nieces and nephews. A nephew, Dr. Guy PONTIUS of Orlando Park, Ill., died of a heart attack Sunday.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Forest G. Hay funeral home at South Bend. Burial will be Friday at Bay City, Mich. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Dr. Guy V. Pontius
Funeral services for Dr. Guy Victor PONTIUS, 61, son of Mrs. Della PONTIUS of 130 West Eighth street, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Canes funeral home, 2121 West 35th street, Chicago. Burial will be in the Beverly Hills cemetery at Chicago.
Dr. Pontius, one of the country's outstanding physicians and surgeons, died Sunday afternoon at his Orland Park, Ill., home following a heart attack.
Dr. Pontius was a native of Rochester, having been born here March 9, 1897, and was a star on the RHS basketball teams of 1912-15 coached by R. C. JOHNSON.

Robert R. Reinholt
Robert R. REINHOLT, 30, son of Roy and Lottie HOOVER REINHOLT, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday at his home west of Kewanna in Pulaski county. He had long been in ill health.
Born in Pulaski county Nov. 6, 1928, he was a member of the St. Ann's church of Kewanna.
Surviving are the parents, seven sisters, Virginia, Lucille, Judy and Ruth Ann [REINHOLT], all at home; Mrs. Phyllis REUTEBUCH, Winamac; Mrs. Maxine RAMSEY, Logansport; Mrs. Wilma LYTLE, Lucerne; two brothers, Gene [REINHOLT], Chicago, and Gerald [REINHOLT], Indianapolis, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth REINHOLT, Buchanan, Mich. One brother, Kenneth [REINHOLT], preceded him in death.
The Harrison funeral home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frederick A. Fenstermaker
Word has been received here of the death in Hammond last Thursday of Frederick A. FENSTERMAKER, 74, former resident of Rochester and brother of Mrs. Lulu BLUE of Rochester. Mr. Fenstermaker was stricken with a heart attack while cleaning the sidewalk at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday.
Surviving besides Mrs. Blue are the widow, Laura [FENSTERMAKER], four daughters and two sons.

Wednesday, January 7, 1959

Daniel F. Hizer
Daniel F. HIZER, 79, Grass Creek, died early today in Memorial hospital at Logansport following an extended illness.
Mr. Hizer, a retired mail carrier, was born Sept. 17, 1880, near Grass Creek, Ind., was the son of A. D. and Caroline SOMMERS HIZER. He was married Nov. 4, 1903, to Anna HERROLD, who survives. Mr. Hizer was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Icel C. SHINDLEDECKER, Logansport; a son, Fred [HIZER], Grass Creek, eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Martha DIVELY, Grass Creek, and Mrs. Rose JACKSON, Kewanna, and three brothers, Joseph, Dennis and Nelson [HIZER], all of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. D. H. KELLETT, at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church at 1:30 p.m. Friday and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. The body will be taken from the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, where friends may call after noon Thursday, to the church one hour before the ceremony.

Peter Pascek
Peter PASCEK, 76, Winamac, step-father of two Rochester persons, died of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon in the First Union bank at Winamac.
A veteran of World War I he was a native of Poland.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bessie MULARSKI, Ora, Ind., Mrs. Daisy PAKWOSKI, Arizone; a stepdaughter, Violet BONNELL, Rochester, and two stepsons, Donald GARRISON, Rochester and Noble WALTHER, Medaryville.
The Kennedy-Braman funeral home at Winamac will be in charge of final rites at 9 a.m. Friday in the St. Ann's church at Monterey. The Rev. Charles REMAKLUS will officiate and burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Thursday at 8 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frieda M. Harter
Funeral rites for Mrs. Frieda M. HARTER, 52, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru. The Rev. I. T. ROGERS of Macy will officiarte and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Harter died at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, after a 16-month illness, in her Peru home. The wife of Donald H. HARTER, she was born near Macy on Feb. 18, 1906, the daughter of Willard and Lillian DAWSON BARTLETT.
She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Donna Mae [HARTER], a student at Ball State Teachers college; her mother, Mrs. Lillian McELWEE, Macy; and two brothers, Maurice BARTLETT, Macy, and Ned BARTLETT, South Bend. One sister preceded her in death.

Thursday, January 8, 1959

Clyde J. Priest
Clyde J. PRIEST, 66, who formerly operated an upholstery business in Rochester, died suddenly at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Detroit of a coronary occlusion.
Mr. Priest was an upholsterer here from 1921 to 1946 before moving to Detroit, where he was employed by the Cadillac Motor Car Company's experimental division in the trim shop. His shop was located on East Seventh street between Main and Madison streets in the building in which the Lyman BAKER business now is located.
He was bonr in Kokomo April 3, 1892, the son of David and Lucinda PRIEST.
Surviving are the widow, Bess [PRIEST], and a sister, Mrs. Sula BROWN, Indianapolis. A son [Billie PRIEST] preceded hime in death in 1929.
Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete, will be conducted by the Fenn funeral home, Kokomo, and services have been scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, January 9, 1959

Tully Pontious
Tully PONTIOUS, 88, vice president and director of the Rochester Telephone company who held the distinction of being one of the oldest active continuous telephone employees in the United States, died of a heart attack this morning at 5 o'clock in his home, 1018 Monroe street.
He had been in ill health the past five weeks.
Mr. Pontious started work with the local company when it was organized, in 1895, and in the 63 ensuing years had remained an active participant in the business. Since his retirement from the superintendency in 1941, he had attended all board of director meetings, had been on reserve duty as a "trouble shooter" and had taken an interested part in administration by the board.
His longevity record with the company probably was unequaled by any other telephone man in the nation. In September, 1957, Mr. Pontious cut into operation the first dial telephone in Rochester, thus personally spanning the half-century and more when he helped erect the first telephone lines in the city.
Beginning work as a pole-cutter at $7.00 a week, Mr. Pontious successively filled the jobs of lineman, night operator, bill collector, repairman and installation operator--sometimes doing several of these jobs concurrently. He became plant superintendent about 1912, soon after his son, Roscoe [PONTIUS], now general manager, joined the firm. Mr. Pontious was elected vice president of the company in 1931.
In his six decades of service, Mr. Pontious witnessed the telephone company's growth from 84 telephones to 3,620, from magneto, hand crank, sets to common battery service in 1909 and then to dial phones. He lived through the eras from trouble-shooting by foot, horseback and bicycle to today's use of high-powered trucks.
Born March 17, 1870, on a farm near Disko, Mr. Pontious lived in Rochester since the early 1890s, when he came here from his birthplace. His parents were Samuel and Rachel PONTIOUS.
His first marriage was in 1890 at Rochester to Rebecca WAGONER, who died Sept. 21, 1938. His second marriage was Jan. 21, 1943, to Lillian WILLIAMSON HARVEY, also in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Pontious was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Also surviving are two sons, Roscoe D. PONTIUS, Rochester, and Howard A. PONTIOUS, Evanston, Ill.; two granddaughters, Mrs. William (Marcia) NICHOLSON, Elkhart, and Miss Linda PONTIOUS, Evanston, Ill.; one great-grandson, Jimmie NICHOLSON, and one great-grandcaughter, Jane Anna NICHOLSON, Elkhart.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Saturday noon.

Zorah O. Arter
Funeral services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Orvis funeral home in South Bend for Mrs. Zorah O. ARTER, 77, of 932 West LaSalle avenue, who died in South Bend at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. She was a native of Fulton county.
The Rev. J. Harold GAMBLE will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Ernest SCOTT, and burial will be in the Riverview cemetery in South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Oct. 19, 1881, she had gone to South Bend 35 years ago from Rochester. She was married Feb. 4, 1903, in South Bend to Samuel ARTER, who survives, along with a sister, Mrs. Maude KUEHN, South Bend.

Ruth Bailey
Ruth ROSS BAILEY, 45, a former Rochester resident, died Thursday evening at her home in Indianapolis after an illness of six months.
She was born Sept. 14, 1913, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles ROSS. She attended school here, leaving rochester in 1929.
Surviving are the husband, Donald M. BAILEY' a sister, Mrs. Pearl O'DAFFER of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sturday at the George H. Herrmann funeral home, Indianapolis, where friends may call.

Saturday, January 10, 1959

Earl W. Krouse
Earl William KROUSE, 67, manager of the Kentucky stock farm, north of the city, for 36 years and past master of the Rochester Masonic lodge, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Franklin Masonic home after a three-year illness.
Mr. Krouse had resided at the Masonic home for the last five years. He was born Sept. 13, 1891, in Cass county, the son of Franklin and Cora CLEMANS KROUSE. He spent the majority of his life in Fulton county. Besides the local Masonic lodge, he was a member of the Rochestr I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are two brothers, Archie L. [KROUSE], Tracy, Minn., and Harry F. [KROUSE], Rochester; two nieces; one nephew and several cousins. Preceding him in death were his parents, one sister and one brother.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home, with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Della Martin
Mrs. Della MARTIN, 73, died at 11 p.m. Friday at her home in Argos after an illness of one year.
Mrs. Martin was born Feb. 7, 1885, in Alliance, Ohio, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth FISCHER HORNER, and was married July 3, 1904 in Mentone to Frank MARTIN, who survives.
Mrs. Martin spent her early life in Argos, moved to Warsaw where she lived for a number of years and 10 years ago returned to Argos.
Other survivors include two sons, Guy [MARTIN], Liberty Mills, and Clem [MARTIN], Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a brother, Walter HORNER, Knox.
The Rev. Fred CROWN of the Argos Baptist church will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call after 2 p.m. today. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetry at Argos.

Edward D. Davis
Edward Donald "Don" DAVIS, 49, former Rochester resident and basketball star here, died suddenly of coronary embolism at noon Friday in St. Margaret hospital, Hammond.
Mr. Davis was born Aug. 5, 1909, in Rochester, the son of Anson and Selma E. DOWNS DAVIS. He graduated from Rochester high school in 1928, where he starred on the basketball team his senior year.
He was married Jan. 1, 1929, in Winamac, to Bessie B. BAUGH, who survives. He owned and operated Lawrence Lake lodge, Westfield, Wis., during the summer and was a taxi driver in Hammond during the winter.
Mr. Davis, a veteran of World War II, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Winamac and had served as commander of the VFW post there. He also was a past commander of the second district VFW.
Surviving besides the widow are a brother, Everette [DAVIS]; two sisters, Mrs. O. C. (Mary) HARTLE, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Major (Lela) ZIMMERMAN, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday by the Rev. Mayo SMITH of Winamac, assisted by the Winamac VFW at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 10 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, January 12, 1959

Mary Wideman
Mrs. Mary WIDEMAN, 91, lifelong resident of Akron and vicinity, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at her home R.R. 1, Akron, after a seven-months' illness.
She was born July 9, 1867, in Henry township, the daughter of John and Rebecca GANT BARNES. Married three times, she was fisrt wed to Oliver GIBSON on July 1, 1881, in Akron.
John DICKERHOFF was her second husband, and in 1896, she was married to Alex WIDEMAN, who preceded her in death in 1934.
Surviving are seven sons, Earl GIBSON, Rochester; Fred DICKERHOFF, Hudson Lake; Gil WIDEMAN, Akron; Claude WIDEMAN, Ft. Wayne; Clayton WIDEMAN, Amboy, and Homer and Ed WIDEMAN, both of Akron; three daughters, Mrs. Grace WILLIAMS, Rochester; Mrs. Pete (Lula) RILEY, Akron, and Mrs. Alvert (Rhoda) LAUGHMAN, Roann; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death. Mrs. Wideman was the last of nine children.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, and burial will be in Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Harvey R. Sterling
Harvey R. STERLING, 76, retired Akron farmer and salesman, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday of heart trouble in Woodlawn hospital here where he had been a patient the last two weeks. He had been in ill health two years.
Mr. Sterling moved to Akron 19 years ago from Peru. He was born July 4, 1882, in Cass county, the son of Thane and Nancy MONTGOMERY STERLING.
He was married in Akron May 8, 1946, to Mary HARSH, who survives. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Harold CONRAD at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clara Collins
Mrs. Clara COLLINS, 65, wife of Clyde S. COLLINS, was found dead this morning in the barn of her farm home on R.R. 1, Kewanna.
Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, returned a verdict of self-inflicted death by hanging and fixed time of death at about 7:30 a.m. Dr. Carson McGUIRE, deputy coroner, assisted in the investigation.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, January 13, 1959

Clara Collins
Funeral services still were indefinite today for Mrs. Clara COLLINS, 64, pending word from a son, Joseph [COLLINS], stationed with the Marine Corps at Cherry Point, S.C. The body is at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.
Mrs. Collins was found dead Monday morning in the barn of her farm home west of Rochester. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, said that death was self-inflicted by hanging and fixed the time at about 7:30 a.m. Mrs. Collins had been in ill health for some time.
A native of Tennessee, she was born Jan. 25, 1894, the daughter of Theodore and Margaret OLSEN. She was married June 2, 1914, to Clyde S. COLLINS, who survives.
Mrs. Collins was a member of the Methodist church, Eastern Star and Rebekah lodge.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Irene HENDRICKSON, Kewanna, and Mrs. Ruth BIESEN, Highland; three sons, John [COLLINS], Orlando, Fla.; James [COLLINS], Baltimore, and Joseph [COLLINS], Cherry Point, N.C.; one brother, Ted OLSEN, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie MYERS, Rochester, and Mrs. Sena SEVERNS, Peru; thirteen grandchildre and two great-grandchildren.

June S. Ward
Funeral rites for Mrs. June Susan WARD, 69, R.R. 2, Macy, will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Chili Baptist church with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery.
Mrs. Ward died at St. Francis hospital, Evanston, Ill., Monday at 3 a.m. after a two-month illness.
A resident of the Macy community for 46 years, she and her husband, the late [Homer] W. WARD, operated the Ward Home Market north of Perrysburg on U.S. 31 for several years. She was born June 24, 1889, in Perry township, Miami county, the daughter of William and Anna WARRICK MURPHY.
Her marriage was Feb. 2, 1909. Mr. Ward died July 4, 1955.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lois Birk, Des Plaines, Ill., and Mrs. Doris STRONG Twelve Mile, and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Ward was a member of the Denver Brethren church. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the services.
[ALSO SEE: Wendell C. & John B. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK, "Fruit and Produce Stands" article by Doris Strong.]

Wednesday, January 14, 1959

Arthur C. Grimm
Arthur C. GRIMM, about 69, who resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou during the summers, died in the Veterans hospital at St. Petersburg, Fla., Saturday night, friends here have been advised.
Funeral services were held in St. Petersburg today and burial was in Bay Pines cemetery at that city. The Grimms spent their winters at St. Petersburg, residing at 10005 Bay Pines boulevard, Box 523.
Mr. Grimm had been in ill health, having undergone operations Dec. 29 and Jan.10 at St. Petersburg.
A retired building contractor, he formerly was employed at the Fansler Lumber company here. He was a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion post here.
Surviving are the wife, now in St. Petersburg, one son, Arhur [GRIMM], Jr., South Bend, and two grandchildren.

Julia Ann Schwanz
Julia Ann SCHWANZ, 10-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete SCHWANZ of Fort Wayne, died suddenly at 9 a.m. Tuesday of overwhelming-pneumonia at the Schwanz home.
The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Phil J. SCHWANZ who formerly lived on the East shore of Lake Manitou and still maintain a summer home here.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Fort Wayne at First Presbyterian church.

Cleo Stuber
Mrs. Clarence (Cleo) STUBER, of R.R. 2, Macy, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital here after an illness of four and one-half months. Mrs. Stuber spent her entire life in Miami county.
She was born March 27, 1891, the daughter of W. F. and Rosanna BENDER ZARTMAN and was married in Denver in 1908. Her husband preceded her in death in 1957.
Mrs. Stuber was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God, the Ladies Aid society and the Home Economics Club of Gilead.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Laurell (Vada) KERSCHNER, Denver; a son, Paul [STUBER], R.R. 1, Roann; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Helen) BEMENDERFER, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. George (Katherine) CHURCH, Mexico, and a brother, George ZARTMAN, also of Mexico. Two daughters died in infancy and a brother and a sister preceded Mrs. Stuber in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Olive Branch church of God by Rev. Victor YEAGER and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, between 7 p.m. today and noon Friday.

Vida Nelson
Mrs. Milo (Vida) NELSON, 72, of Warsaw, a former Rochester resident, died Tuesday night in the Murphy medical center in Warsaw.
She was born April 10, 1885, in Fulton county, and was the daughter of Jacob and Mary KESLER WALBURN. In 1905 she was married here to Milo NELSON, who survives. The Nelsons moved to Warsaw in 1906.
Mrs. Nelson was a member of the First Baptist church of Warsaw.
Surviving, besides the widower, are a son, Durward [NELSON], Roselle Park, N.J.; three daughters, Mrs. Dennis DECKER, South Bend, Mrs. Robert EATON, Pontiac, Mich., and Mrs. Leslie NOGGLE, Warsaw; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. CST Friday at the Titus funeral home,Warsaw, by the Rev. Vernon SIMPSON. Burial will be in Warsaw's Oakwood cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home aftter noon Thursday.

Thursday, January 15, 1959

Austin Yearick
Word has been received here of the death in Chicago of Austin O. YEARICK, 78, retired real estate and telephone man and former Rochester resident.
Graveside services were conducted Wednesday at Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth, where burial was made.
Mr. Yearick, who was born Apr. 10, 1880 in Argos and lived there for a number of years before moving to Rochester, moved from here to Chicago five years ago following his retirement. He is survived by the widow, Rose. B. [YEARICK], and a daughter, Frances E. YEARICK, both at home.
The Rev. Donald DECKER, formerly of the Rochester First Presbterian church, conducted both the funeral services in Chicago and the graveside rites at Plymouth.

Wildia J. Wilson
Mrs. George (Wildia J.) WILSON, 65, 408 Pontiac street, died at 10:35 a.m. today after an illness of six months. She had lived here only about six months, moving from Kewanna.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Walnut township, Marshall county, on Nov. 25, 1893, the daughter of James S. and Rachel ROGERS PERSONETTE. She was married Dec. 28, 1915, in Rochester and was a member of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church.
Surviving are three sons, Don [WILSON], Rochester, George [WILSON], Jr., Mishawaka, and Hugh [WILSON], Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Leon (Sally) CRIPPEN, Fulton and Mrs. Laura MURPHY, Rochester; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Hugh CLOUD, Rochester, and a brother, Boyd PERSONETTE, Prairie Springs, Mich. Mrs. Wilson's parents, one son, three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church with the Rev. George BOSARD officiating assisted by the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday and until noon Saturday. The body will lie in state at the church, one hour before services.

Frank A. Lozier
Frank A. LOZIER, 80, Bourbon, father of Mrs. Paul WHEADON, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Community hospital, Bremen, after an illness of seven weeks.
A lifelong resident of Marshall county, Mr. Lozier was born Dec. 18, 1878, and was married Oct. 9, 1897, to Alice M. HINKLE who preceded him in death. Mr. Lozier attended the Summit Chapel church in Bourbon.
Survivingt besides Mrs. Wheadon are four other daughters, Mrs. Ray HARTER and Mrs. Wendel LONG, both of Bourbon, Mrs. Ralph WILLIS, Jasper, Fla., and Mrs. Harold BRADBURY, Goshen; four sons, Charles [LOZIER], Tippecanoe, and Harley, Carl and Robert [LOZIER], all of Bourbon; thirty grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Henry HIDDINGS at the Tippecanoe Community church and burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery, Bourbon. Friends may call at the Robbins funeral home, Bourbon.

Friday, January 16, 1959 to Saturday, January 17, 1959

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Monday, January 19, 1959

Margaret E. Burnham
Mrs. Margaret E. BURNHAM, 62, a native of Rochester, died Jan. 14 in Melrose, Mass., where she had resided the past 35 years. Funeral rites and burial were held Saturday in Melrose.
The daughter of Joel and Elma BAER STOCKBERGER, Mrs. Burnham is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy O'BERRY, Lansing, Mich., Mrs. Marilyn HOWARD, Bedford, Mass., and Mrs. Joan KING, North Reading, Mass.; one sister, Mrs. Fern EDWARDS, Minerva, O., and one brother, Dennis STOCKBERGER, Springfield, Mo.

Louis E. Zeiger
Louis E. ZEIGER, 79, 198 Fulton avenue, a retired machinist, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph hospital, Mishawaka, after an illness of three years.
Mr. Zieger, who moved to Rochester two years ago from Mishawaka, was born in Bremen on June 1, 1880. He was married to Emma BUECHE on June 29, 1904, at Mishawaka. Mrs. Zeiger died in 1955. Mr. Zeiger was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Joseph's church, Mishawaka.
Surviving are six sons, Joseph A. [ZEIGER], Rochester, Louis J. [ZEIGER], Mishawaka, Charles E. [ZEIGER], Grand Marias, Minn., Paul H. [ZEIGER], Silver Springs, Md., Richard R. [ZEIGER], Bremen, and John F. [ZEIGER], Plymouth; three daughters, Miss Frances M. ZEIGER, Highland Park, Ill., Miss Henrietta C. ZEIGER, Fort Wayne and Mrs. Virginia TRIPPEL, Mishawaka; seventeen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Frank [ZEIGER], Tiffin, O., and two sisters, Mrs. Rose ROSEMARY, Fort Wayne, and Sister M. FLORENTINE, Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, Fort Wayne. One daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's church, Mishawaka by the Rev. Msgt. Curt A. SUELZER, and burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic cemetry. Friends may call at the Thallemer-Goethals funeral home, Mishawaka.

Geraldine Day
Mrs. Geraldine DAY, 58, 1125 Madison street, died this afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at Woodlawn hospital after a two-year illness. She had been a patient in the hospital since Saturday noon.
Born Sept. 24, 1900, in Walton, Ind., she had resided in Rochester since 1938, coming here from Wabash. She was married March 27, 1921, in Okmulgee, Okla., to Harold M. DAY, who died April 5, 1951. Mrs. Day's parents were the Rev. E. Channing and Martha A. COON DUNN.
Mrs. Day was owner of Day's Food Market, 714 East Ninth street, which she and her husband established.
She was a member of the Methodist church and formerly belonged to the Tri Kappa sorority and Eastern Star lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Martha) WALTON, rochester, and Mrs. Dean M. (Jerry Lee) DAVIS, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. George (Mildred) HUMPHREY, Rochester; and four grandchildren, Christopher WALTON; Gregory Scott DAVIS, Stephen B. DAVIS and Cynthia K. DAVIS.
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothrs 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. Tuesday.

Estel Ecker
Plymouth Ind. (UPI)--Estel ECKER, 52, Niles, Mich., was killed todaywhen a car driven by his Indiana son skidded on icy U.S. 31 into the path of a big truck loaded with vegetables.
Ecker was hurled from the car by the impact. His son, Russell [ECKER], 32, R.R. 1, Argos, was injured seriously and taken to Parkview hospital here.
The accident occurred two miles south of Argos at a point where roads were slick with a showfall four to six inches deep.
The truck driver was Foy F. ELLIS, 44, Birmingham, Ala.

Tuesday, January 20, 1959

Edna Roy
Mrs. Ray (Edna) ROY, a former resident of Rochester, died in Albuquerque, N.M. at 7:30 a.m. today of a pulmonary embolism, friends here have been advised. She and her husband resided at 47 South East street in Albuquerque.

Dessie Henderson
Mrs. Dessie HENDERSON, 77, Akron, died at 7:45 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home here after an illness of five years. She had spent most of her life in the Akron vicinity.
Mrs. Henderson was born Dec. 12, 1881, in Fulton county, the daughter of Dannie and Ella BARNES McINTYRE. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Alice DAINE, Gilead, and Mrs. Hattie BUCHER, Disko, and a brother, Orval McINTYRE, Kewanna. A son, a daughter and two brothers preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron after noon Wednesday until noon Thursday and from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Tillie J. Rosentreter
Mrs. Fred [Tillie J.) ROSENTRETER, 70, a lifelong resident of Argos, died at 5 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, a few hours after being admitted. She had been ill one year. Born April 14, 1888 in Argos, she was the daughter of George and Laura DUNLAP. She was married on Nov. 28, 1928.
Surviving ar two daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Wilma) BROWN, Argos, and Mrs. Arlie (Rosanna) MOORE, Chicago; two grandchildren and a brother, Homer DUNLAP, Argos.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Fred CROWN, Jr., of the Argos Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Mary Ellen Sickmiller
Mrs. Onel (Mary Ellen) SICKMILLER, 60, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 12:40 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after an illness of one year. Mrs. Sickmiller had been residing with her daughter Mrs. Robert (Neoma) AUGUSTINE, Bourbon, for a few months preceding her admission in the hospital.
A lifetime resident of Marshall county, she was born Oct. 4, 1898, near Argos, the daughter of Charles and Eva OLER. She was married June 30, 1920, at Plymouth. Mr. Sickmiller preceded her in death in November, 1956. She was a member of the Bethel Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughtrs, Mrs. Augustine, Mrs. Matthew (Rachel) GORALCZYK, South Bend, and Mrs. Conrad (Juanita) JACOBSON, Plymouth; seven grandchildren and four sisters, Mrs. Dolly MARTIN, Mrs. Edna SICKMILLER and Miss Irene OLER, all of Argos, and Mrs. Jenny BIGGS, Bremen.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos by the Rev. John HUBBELL, Muncie. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, January 21, 1959

Emma L. Agnew
Mrs. Emma Loraine AGNEW, 91, who lived with her daughter, Ethel Troutman, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at her daughter's home. Mrs. Agnew had spent most of her life in Winamac.
Born Nov. 8, 1867 in Cass county, Mrs. Agnew was the daughter of Jasper and Amanda BROWN. She was married to Frank AGNEW, who died Jan. 27, 1933. She was a member of the Winamac Christian church and a charter member of the Monroe Township No. 1 Home Economics club.
Surviving are four daughters, Faye SMITH, Winamac, Ruth SAYLOR, Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs. Lucy CULLEN, Helena, Mont., and Ethel TROUTMAN; two sons, Gordon [AGNEW], Santa Cruz, Cal., and Sam [AGNEW], Culver; twenty-nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac. The Rev. C. D. BARRINGER will officiate and burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery at Winamac.

Lucas Snyder
Lucas SNYDER, 77, father of Harold SNYDER of Rochester, died at his home in Toledo, O., Tuesday night following a year's illness. He had resided in Toledo his entire life.
Also surviving are the wife; four other sons including Lee SNYDER, Winamac; two daughters and one brother. Funeral servies and burial will be Friday at Toldeo.

Thursday, January 22, 1959

Faye Wright
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Miss Faye WRIGHT, 73, 1025 Madison street, who died Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in her home of a heart ailment. She had been in ill health six months.
Dr. Claude YOUNG will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery six miles northeast. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born March 5, 1885, in Richland township, she was the daughter of William and Amanda SWINEHART WRIGHT. A lifelong resident of this community, Miss Wright was for many years a stnographer for the local law firm of Holman, Bernetha and Miller. She had been admitted to the State Bar Association.
She was a member of the Grace Methodist church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are four sistrs, Miss Lefa WRIGHT, Mrs. Ruth COPPEDGE and Miss Rena WRIGHT, all of 1025 Madison street, and Mrs. Mazie SEE, Oakland, Cal.; three nieces and three nephews. Her parents and two sisters preceded her in death.

Friday, January 23, 1959

Margaret Engle
Mrs. Margaret "Maggie" ENGLE, 76, a Beaver Dam lake resort owner and operator for many years, died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke's hospital, Chicago.
She was born Sept. 27, 1882, at St. John, Ind., the daughter of Louis and Magdalene SHAEFFER ERB. Her husband, Hershel ENGLE, died in 1938. Mrs. Engle was a member of the Royal Neighbors lodge.
Surviving are a son, George [ENGLE], Gary; a daughter, Mrs. William BENNETT, Highland; six grandchildren, and a brother, Loe ERB, Westville. One son preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Utica Smith
Funeral rites were held Thursday in South Bend for Mrs. Utica SMITH, 87, a Fulton county native who died in Kalamazoo, Mich., Monday after a two-week illness. Burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Smith had resided in Rochester until 1937, when she moved to Kalamazoo. Her husband, Edwin [SMITH], died in 1947.
Surviving ar two sons, Don [SMITH], Kewanna, and Garland [SMITH], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille BEACH and Mrs. Lolo DYKEMAN, both of Kalamazoo; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles SHOWLEY, Hobart, and two sisters, Miss Mintie SHOWLEY and Mrs. Hattie McKEE, both of Rochester.

Saturday, January 24, 1959

Russell F. Flohr
Russell F. FLOHR, 57, who spent most of his life in Akron, died suddenly at Woodlawn hospital at 9 a.m. today of heart trouble. He was a welder at Safway Steel Products corporation in Rochester.
Born July 1, 1901, in Miami county, he was the son of Charles and Emma YARIAN FLOHR. His marriage was in Wabash on April 3, 1923 to Elsie BROOKS. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are the widow; three daughtrs, Mrs. Gene (Bonnie) STREBY, Akron; Mrs. Hillard (Judy) MITCHELL, Sandusky, O., and Miss Cheryl FLOHR, at home; five sons, Sam and Ted [FLOHR], Akron; Earl [FLOHR], Huntington; Don [FLOHR], stationed with the U.S. Navy at Jacksonville, Fla.; and Dan [FLOHR], at home; his mother, Mrs. Charles FLOHR, Akron; two brothers, Harry [FLOHR], Columbus and Vernon [FLOHR], Bluffton; a sister, Mrs. Iva KRISHBAUM, Servia, Ind., and sixteen grandchildren. His father and one brother preceded him in death.
Services will be at Sheetz funeral home in Akron, where arrangements are pending. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 7 p.m. Sunday.

Anna Barnhisel
Mrs. Anna MORGAN BARNHISEL, 83, died at 2 p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harley McGEE, 607 East Ninth street, after an illness of three years.
Mrs. Barnhisel, a seamstress for 50 years, moved here 10 years ago from Akron. She was born March 27, 1875, in Fulton, the daughter of William H. and Elizabeth DAVIS MORGAN. Mrs. Barnhisel was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harley (Miriam) McGEE, 607 East Ninth street, Rochester, and Mrs. Arvel (Trella) ANDERSON, Erie, Kan.; elevan grandchildren, and three preceded Mrs. Barnhisel in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron by the Rev. Maurice KESSLER, and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, January 26, 1959

Harold Jilbert
Harold JILBERT, 37, Battle Creek, Mich., died suddenly of a heart attack Sunday morning while ice fishing near Belvedere, Mich. He was the son of Harry JILBERT, superintendent of the Barnhart-Van Trump Company printing plant.
Mr. Jilbert, who was a science instructor at a Battle Creek junior high school, also is survived by his wife, Margaret [JILBERT]; two daughters, and one brother, John [JILBERT], Muncie.
A native of Muncie, he spent six years with the U. S. Navy during World War II, emerging as a chief pharmacist after surviving the major naval engagements of the Pacific theatre. He was a graduate of Ball State Teachers college and was near to gaining his master's degree at the University of Michigan.
Long interested in youth activities, Mr. Jilbert was proficient in outdoor life and was the originator of a unique firearm safety program conducted within the junior high school. The course also stressed the use of the outdoors and its conservation.
The body will be returned Tuesday to the Parsons funeral home in Muncie. Funeral arrangements are tentatively set for Thursday with burial in Muncie.

Russell F. Flohr
Final rites for Russell F. FLOHR, 57, Akron, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the body will be removed to the church to lie in state.
Mr. Fisher, who spent most of his life in Akron, died suddenly at Woodlawn hospital Saturday morning of heart trouble. He was a welder at Safway Steel Products corporation in Rochester.

Angeline Craig
Mrs. Clarence (Angeline) CRAIG, 79, Talma, died Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks. She had been in ill health for the past six months.
Born June 1, 1879, in Rochester as Angeline BALL, she was the daughter of John and Mary BALL. Her entire life had been spent in this community. Her first marriage was to George WOLF, who died in 1923. Her second marriage was in 1925 at Indianapolis to Clarence D. CRAIG, who survives.
Mrs. Craig was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Everett (Dessie) GREATHOUSE, Rochester; Mrs. Max (Mary) McCARTER, Peru, and Miss Herma WOLF, Glencoe, Ill.; four grandchildren, Lois GREATHOUSE, Mrs. Nancy MACY, Robert McCARTER and Malcolm McCARTER, and one sister, Margaret GOTTSCHALK, Rochester.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG of Huntington officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 27, 1959

Harriet Nickels
Mrs. Harriet NICKELS, 83, who lived south of Kewanna, died in Woodlawn hospital Monday afternoon after a short illness.
Born in Fulton county on Jan. 21, 1876, Mrs. Nickels was the daughter of Chryance and Mary C. MINTON HENDRICKSON. Her husband, Charles [NICKELS], died in 1954. Mrs. Nickels was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Bertha A. NICKELS, at home, and Mrs. Dessie C. COGHLAN, Ardaley, N.Y., two sons, Howard [NICKELS],Muncie, and Fred [NICKELS], Kewanna; a sistr, Mrs. Pearl COOK, Rochester; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after noon Wednesday. The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. Thursday to lie in state.

Wednesday, January 28, 1959

Gladys Allen
Mrs. Ermon (Gladys) ALLEN, 65, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home in Culver early Tuesday morning. She was a former resident of Rochester.
She was born June 11, 1893, the daughter of Henry H. and Rachel Ann SIMCOKE PASCHALL, and was married to Ermon ALLEN in September, 1915, at Crown Point.
Surviving are the husband; a son, Paschall [ALLEN], Albany, N.Y., and three grandchildren. Three sisters and two brothers preceded Mrs. Allen in death.
Funeral arrangements which are being made by the Easterday funeral home, Culver, are incomplete.

John A. Nungesser
Funeral rites were held this afternoon in South Bend for John A. NUNGESSER, 78, former Rochester resident, who died Monday at his home in South Bend after a two-year illness. Burial was in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetery.
Born in Bucyrus, O., on May 4, 1880, he moved to South Bend from Rochester in 1923. His first wife, Nedith [NUNGESSER], died in South Bend in 1942. On April 9, 1944, he was married in Rochester to Bessie M. FRETZ, who survives.
Mr. Nungesser retired in 1957 as an employee of the S.S. Kresge company. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church of South Bend.
Also surviving are a son, Layton [NUNGESSER], South Bend; two stepchildren, Mrs. Marjorie ROGERS, San Diego, Cal., and Byron FRETZ, Minneapolis; and a half-sister, Mrs. Nettie REISS, Bucyrus, O.

Thursday, January 29, 1959

John M. Mahler
John Martin MAHLER, 85, a Rochester native who spent all but the last two years of his life here, died at 6 a.m. today in the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. W. DURBIN, in Melrose, Fla. Ill for the past year, he had lived with his daughter for the last two years.
A retired building contrator, Mr. Mahler was born in Rochester May 30, 1873, the son of Gideon and Sarah MAHLER. On April 1, 1900, he was married here to Grace WARREN, who died July 26, 1955.
Surviving are a son, Albert [MAHLER], Argos; three daughters, Mrs. Durbin; Mrs. Harvey FOSTER, New York City, and Mrs. Thelma KLATZ, Los Angeles, Cal.; six grandchildren; a brother, Joseph [MAHLER], Monterey. Two daughters, a son and several brothers and sisters prececed him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home here with burial in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Saturday.

Charles M. Dull
Charles M. DULL, former Rochester resident, died Tuesday at the White County Memorial hospital, in Monticello, where he had resided the last four years. He had been confined to the hospital a week. Death was due to a heart ailment.
A vetera of the Spanish-American war, Mr. Dull and his wife, Gertie [DULL], resided at 305 West Broadway in Monticello. Also surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Bessie GOOD and Ms. Marie SUMMERS, both of Rochester.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Miller funeral honme in Monticello.

Gladys Allen
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Gladys Ann ALLEN, 65, Fulton county native, who died of a cerebral hemorrhage Tuesday morning at her honme, 210 State street, Culver.
Dr. Meredith SPRUNGER of the Culver E.U.B. church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemeterty here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Allen was found dead in her bed about noon Tuesday by her husband, Ermon [ALLEN], who said he did not disturb her until then because she had retired late Monday night. Dr. Marshall STINE, Marshall county coroner, fixed time of death as about 1 a.m.
Born at Talma on June 10, 1893, she was the daughter of Henry and Rachel SIMCOKE PASCHALL. Her marriage was at Crown Point on Sept. 8, 1915. The Allens resided in Hammond until 1942, moving to Cincinnati and then going to Culver in 1951 where they had operated a sporting goods store until recently.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one son, Paschall ALLEN, formerly of Rochester and now of Albany, N.Y., and three grandchildren, Pamela, Patrick and Mary ALLEN.

Harry P. Caulk
Harry Parsons CAULK, 79, former railroad station agent and telegrapher at Macy, died Monday morning of a heart attack at his home, 5578 Earle street, San Gabriel, Cal.
Born at Birmingham, Ind., on Dec. 18, 1879, he had resided in California for many years. His marriage was to Theresa JOHNSON at Shawnee, Cal. She survives, along with a grandson, Leonaard PECK, Jr., Santa Barbara, Cal; one sister, Mrs. Grace MULLICAN, Rochester, and several nieces. A daughter, Mrs. Hazel PECK, preceded him in death.

Friday, January 30, 1959

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Saturday, January 31, 1959

Olive Abbott
Mrs. Mahlon BAIR, 4.4. 5, Rochester, has received word that her sister, Mrs. Olive KENLEY ABBOTT, 76, died Wednesday in Houston, Texas, of a heart condition after a long illness.
Mrs. Abbott, who was born in Marshall county, formerly lived in and around Tiosa. She left Fulton county about 50 years ago.

Monday, February 2, 1959

Henry C. Heighway
Henry Colfax HEIGHWAY, lifetime Fulton county resident, died at the age of 90 years Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the home of his daughter, Mrs. John MASTERS, eight miles northeast of here. Mr. Heighway, who had been in ill health seven years, had resided with his daughter the past four years. Death was due to pneumonia.
Born Feb. 27, 1868, in Newcastle township, he was the son of Albert and Maria SMITH HEIGHWAY. His first marriage was to Norine WOOD in 1897. She died in 1899. His second marriage was to Sarah Margaret FULTZ in 1911. She preceded him in death in 1954.
Mr. Heighway, a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church was a retired farmer and carpenter.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Margaret JONES MASTERS; one stepson, Everett KESSLER, Rochester; and two grandchildren, Jeannette and Ronald JONES, both of Rochester. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Phillip ROBINSON of Kirklin officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Bertha Burns
Mrs. Bertha E. BURNS, 66, Akron, died this morning at 1 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient two weeks.
Born in Iowa June 6, 1892, she was the daughter of Ryan and Jane CLEMANS DeLaMATER. She was married Feb. 15, 1952, at Akron to Seldon BURNS, who survives. Mrs. Burns came to Akron from Spooner, Wis., seven years ago.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Herbert LINDEMAN, Endirlen, N.D.; one son, Roy FOLSCHOW, Minneapolis; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mae LAGER, Spooner, Wis., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Sheetz fneral home at Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Lake cemetery at LaPorte. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Emma Sanders
Mrs. Emma SANDERS, 74, died Saturday in the Westlake hospital at Melrose Park, Ill. Final rites were held today at Logansport, her former home, and burial was in the Davis cemetery.
Among the survivors are six daughters, including Mrs. Josephine VANATA, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Mrs. Vera BRUCE, R.R. 2, Kewanna; one son; twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, February 3, 1959

Florence M. Craig
Mrs. Florence Marie CRAIG, 62, died at 9:14 a.m. today at her home, 225 West Ninth street. She had been in ill health the past 11 years.
Born Feb. 27, 1896, in Rochester, she was married May 23, 1917, here to Merle Miller CRAIG. Her parents were Albert H. and Sarah Elizabeth FENIMORE ROSS; she had spent her lifetime in this community.
Mrs. Craig was a member of the Grace Methodist church and of the Rebekah and Eastern Star lodges and World War II Mothers.
Surviving are the husband, meter patrolman for the city police department; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Maxine) SCHALLER, Indianapolis; one son, Arthur Ross CRAIG, Akron; two grandchildren, Craig B. and Paula Adele SCHALLER, Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Lee (Zora) SHARPE, Rochester, and Mrs. Clarence (Mildred) CULP, Fulton; one brother, Donald E. ROSS, Rochester, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating, assisted by the Evergeeen Rebekah lodge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The Eastern Star will give their service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Stella M. Fitch
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Mrs. Stella Mae FITCH, 61, who died Sunday night at Woodlawn hospital here.
The Rev. Henry TAYLOR will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.
Born June 16, 1897, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Albert and Minnie MOON SMITH. She was a member of the Women of the Moose at Peru and of the Baptist church.
Surviving are her husband, Harry FITCH, and her mother, Mrs. Minnie HARDY, Kewanna.

Wednesday, February 4, 1959

C'Dale C. Miller
Mrs. C'Dale Christine MILLER, 58, died of a heart attack at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted only 7 1/2 hours earlier. Death was unexpected, although Mrs. Miller had been in poor health for 20 years. She resided at 314 West 11th street.
Born May 8, 1900, at Tiffin, O., she was the daughter of L. E. and Maude EGELKRAUT CRABBS. A retired schoolteacher, she had spent her entire life in the Rochester community except for 13 years in Elkhart.
She was married in 1939 at Indianapolis to Robert R. MILLER, who died Jan. 3, 1956.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the First Presbyterian church and of Sigma Delta Pi sorority.
Surviving are one stepson, Burk B. MILLER, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Betty DOWNS, Tippecanoe; one brother, Lester CRABBS, Rochester; three step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Last 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. Friends may call at the funeral home after Thursday noon.

Harry J. Leopold
Harry John LEOPOLD, 81, died Tuesday morning at his home in Culver. Mr. Leopold had been ill since he fell in an accident at his home Jan. 2.
He was born Feb. 4, 1877, in Pulaski county near Medaryville. In 1901, he was married to Hulda CASTLEMAN near Monterey.
The Leopolds moved to a farm southwest of Culver in 1915, living there for 40 years before Mr. Leopold retired from farming. In 1955, the Leopolds moved into Culver.
Mr. Leopold was a member of the Grace United church and the Maccabees lodge.
Surviving are the widow, a niece, Mrs. Wilma Van DUYNE, Kewanna, whom the Leopolds had raised from age two; three grandchildren and several other nieces and nephews. Two daughters, Phoebe Helen [LEOPOLD], who died in infancy, and Mrs. Gladys Thelma HOOVER, who died in 1942, preceded Mr. Leopold in death.
The Rev. Dr. Meredith SPRUNGER of the Grace United church will conduct funeral services there at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home, Culver.

Tom W. Mitchell
Tom W. MITCHELL, 38, a resident of Bruce Lake and Winamac for 15 years, died Tuesday at the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis after an eight-month illness.
He was employed at the General Tire company in Logansport, was a World War II veteran and a member of the Manitou Moose lodge. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie [MITCHELL]; two children; one brother and three sisters.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Peter's church in Winamac with burial in St. Peter's cemetery. Friends may call at the Kennedy Braman funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, February 5, 1959

Andrew J. Bower
Andrew J. BOWER, 66, who made his home on the southwest shore of Lake Manitou after moving to Rochester two years ago from Indianapolis, died suddenly of a heart attack early Tuesday morning in Mississippi.
Mr. Bower is survived by his widow, Nora [BOWER]; four sisters, Mrs. Stella BARNES, Mrs. Maude HOUGH, Miss Rowena BOWER and Mrs. Evaleigh BAASE, and two brothers, William A. and Clarence [BOWER].
Mr. Bower had been a summer resident of Lake Manitou for several years before moving here. He was a member of Pentaluna Masonic Lodge No. 564.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. CST Friday at the Harry W. MOORE funeral home, 2050 East Michigan street, Indianapolis, where friends may call.

Sinclair Boyd
Sinclair BOYD, 69, Plymouth, died at his home here Tuesday morning after a year's illness. He was the father of Orin BOYD, Rochester.
Rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Danielson and Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth with burial in the Memorial addition to Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Also surviving are the wife; three daughters; one brother; two sisters and ten grandchildren.

Friday, February 6, 1959

Peter Ninios
Peter NINIOS, 70, who for 38 years operated a candy and ice cream business in Rochester, was found dead in bed this morning at 10:30 o'clock. Mr. Ninios resided in an upstairs room at his store adjoining the Berghoff cafe, 1617 Main street.
Death was due to a heart attack and came as a considerable shock since he had not previously been ill.
A native of Greece, where he was born at Ammos on Aug. 15, 1888, Mr. Ninios came to the United States about 1909. He lived in Moline, Ill., and then in Chicago before moving to Rochester.
He and his cousin Louis [NINIOS], opened the New York Candy Kitchen in 1921 at the building at Ninth and Main streets where the Marathon service station now is located. Later, they started the Berghoff cafe in the corner room of the building adjoining the Candy Kitchen. Another cousin, Christ [NINIOS], joined them in business later.
Mr. Ninios, an expert candy maker, saw the candy kitchen become a popular gathering place of the community's younger persons, a position which it largely maintained until fire destroyed the building in 1949.
A year later, the cousins reopened the Berghoff cafe in a new building on South Main street, Peter continuing to operate his candy and ice cream business in the north half of the structure.
Surviving are two brothers, Gus [NINIOS] South Bend, and John [NINIOS], still in Greece; one sister, also in Greece, and two cousins, Louis and Christ [NINIOS], Rochester.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Arrangements are incomplete.

James R. Bevelheimer
James R. BEVELHEIMER, 72, a farmer, died of paralysis at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at his home seven miles northeast of Rocheser. He had been ill about four weeks.
Mr. Bevelheimer had spent almost his entire life in Rochester and vicinity. He was born in Lebanon, Ind., on March 3, 1886, the son of Joe and Kathryn BEVELHEIMER.
His first marriage was to Myrtle MORTS, who died in 1949. His second marriage was in 1953 to Nancy WARREN, who survives. Mr. Bevelheimer was a member of the Logansport Eagles and Moose lodges and the Fort Wayne I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are the widow at home; three sisters, Mrs. Laura MASON, Illinois; Mrs. Ocie KOFFEL, Logansport; and Ruth LAIRD, California; and a brother, Ray [BEVELHEIMER], Tipton.
Sevices will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Frank L. Goodrich
Frank L. GOODRICH, 78, Columbia City, father of A. L. GOODRICH of West 11th street, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday in Columbia City. He had been in failing health since last fall.
A retired farmer, Mr. Goodrich was born in Whitley county April 17, 1880. He was married in June, 1909, in Columbia City, to Nettie SHOEMAKER, who died on Dec. 31, 1949.
Mr. Goodrich was one of the original members of the Whitley County R.E.M.C.'s board of directors and a member of the Trinity Methodist church, the Methodist Men's club and the I.O.O.F.
Surviving, besides his son, are a daughter, Mrs. Robert PONTZIUS, Columbia City; four grandchildren; two brothers, Chance [GOODRICH], Sierreville, Cal., and Floyd [GOODRICH], Oroville, Cal.; three sisters, Mrs. Alice BEARD, Larwill, Mrs. Otttie FOSTER, Columbia City, and Mrs. Frances SCHUMAN, Whitley county.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the J. A. DeMoney and Son funeral home in Columbia City. The Rev. Verlin O. VERNON, of the Trinity Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the South Park cemetery at Columbia City. Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Saturday, February 7, 1959

Mary E. Fishley
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. FISHLEY, 70, Macy, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Ebenezer Methodist church with the Rev. Robert SUMMER and the Rev. Jack PAVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Fishley died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday in Indianapolis at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dale CRANE. She had been ill nine weeks.
A Macy resident for 46 years, she was born in Perry township, Miami county, on Oct. 16, 1888, the daughter of William and Angeline DEEDS KERSCHNER. She was married June 2, 1912, to Frank FISHLEY.
Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. CRANE; one son, Charles Walter [FISHLEY], South Bend, and two grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
The body will be taken from the McCain funeral home to the residence south of Macy, where friends may call. It will lie in state at the church an hour before the service.

Peter Ninios
Funeral services for Peter NINIOS, 70, longtime Rochester businessman, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Andrews Greek Orthodox church, 760 South Michigan street, South Bend. The Rev. Nicholas VEILES will officiate and burial will be in Southlawn cemetery near South Bend.
Mr. Ninios died of a heart attack Friday morning in his living quarters above the Berghoff cafe, 1617 Main street.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until 1 p.m. Sunday, after which the body will be taken to the Hickey funeral home in South Bend.

Monday, February 9, 1959

Bertha M. Willard
Bertha Mabel WILLARD, 78, 1522 Wallace street, widow of Charles WILLARD, died suddenly at 3:30 a.m. today enroute to Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Willard had been in failing health for 15 years.
She was born Nov. 14, 1880, in Fulton county, the daughter of Lot and Ida CARTER, and had resided in the county all her life.
She was married in 1896 to Charles WILLARD, who died in 1957. Mrs. Willard was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Manitou Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are a son, Joshua [WILLARD], R.R. 1, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Marie ORT, Mishawaka, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dan WILLARD, Rochester. A son Daniel [WILLARD], preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. George CRANE at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home, with burial to be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 10, 1959

Ida V. Kelly
Mrs. Ida V. KELLY, 86, Fulton, widow of Albert KELLY, died at 1:45 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home here after an illness of six months.
Mrs. Kelly was born June 6, 1872, in Liberty township, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Ann ATHA WILLIAMS, and had spent nearly her entire lifetime in the township. In 1919 she was married to Mr. Kelly, who died in 1934. She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Emma COOPER, Fulton, and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers and six sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton E.U.B. church by the Rev. Donald ABBEY, with burial to be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after noon Wednesday at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton.

Charles C. Ewen
Robert EWEN, Rochester township, has received word that his brother, Charles C. EWEN, New Ross, Ind., died Monday at 1:30 p.m. He was 79 years of age. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Madge EWEN, and one brother here and two brothers in Stanton, Ky.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Ewen are former Rochester residents. They have no children.
He will be buried in Rochester with funeral services at New Ross. Arrangements are incomplete.

Della Miller
Mrs. Clem V. (Della) MILLER, 91, 1104 Main street, died at 12:05 p.m. today at her home after being in failing health for five years. She had been in serious condition the last three weeks. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here, where rites are pending.

Wednesday, February 11, 1959

Della Miller
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Clem V. (Della) MILLER, 91, who died at 12:-5 p.m.Tuesday at her home, 1104 Main street. She had been in ill health for five years, seriously for the past three weeks.
Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Grace Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Miller was born in Rochester Dec. 6, 1867, the daughter of Andrew J. and Eliza STROSNIDER EDWARDS, pioneer residents of the city. She had spent her entire life in this community.
She was married March 14, 1888, in Rochester to Clem V. MILLER, who died March 16, 1943. Mr. Miller served two terms as county sheriff, was city streets superintendent and also engaged in farming. During the Depression era of the '30s, Mrs. Miller was active as secretary of the locally-organized relief committee to aid destitute residents.
Surviving are one son, Clarence E. MILLER, Columbus, O., and one niece, Mrs. Charles F. MEYER, Indianapolis. One sister, Mrs. Alwilda E. BARNHART, died in 1947.

Cora E. Myers
Mrs. William (Cora E.) MYERS, 92, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Landis nursing home in Argos.
She was born Jan. 7, 1867, in West township, Marshall county, the daugher of Jacob and Margaret WILHELM WARNER, and lived in the Twin Lakes community before her marriage.
On Dec. 25, 1898, she was married to William H. MYERS, and the couple moved to the Myers homestead two miles southwest of Argos. Mr. Myers died Sept. 13, 1936. Mrs. Myers attended Sligo Wesleyan Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hollis (Esther) WICKIZER, R.R. 2, Argos; a son, Oliver [MYERS], also of Argos, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Myers was the last of five children.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. E. J. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church in charge. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, February 12, 1959

James A. Slaherty
James A. SLAHERTY, 64, former Kewanna resident, died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday morning at his home in Chicago.
Mr. Slaherty was born Nov. 20, 1895, the son of James and Katherine SLAHERTY.
Surviving are the widow, Kavie C. BENTON SLAHERTY; two daughters, Mrs. Elaine R. OLDT, Joliet, Ill., and Mrs. Doris W. WENTZEL, Kewanna; a son, James B. [SLAHERTY], Chicago; five grandchildren; two sisters and one brother.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Bruce Lake cemetery. Services will be in charge of the Harrison funeral home.

Friday, February 13, 1959 to Saturday, February 14, 1959

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Monday, February 16, 1959

Lucy Rogers
Final rits for Mrs. Lucy Inera ROGERS, 79, R.R. 1, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. The Rev. George LONIE of the Spiritualist church of South Bend will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Rogers died at her home 4 1/2 miles southeast of Rochester at 10:30 a.m. Saturday after a year's illness.
A resident of the Rochester vicinity for 47 years, Mrs. Rogers was born near Twelve Mile on March 28, 1879. On Oct. 29, 1902, she was married to R. Tola ROGERS, who survives.
Mrs. Rogers ws a member oif the Spiritualist church and the Just-A-Mere club.
Survivors besides the husband are a daughter, the Rev. Jessie M. YOUNG, Rochester; a son, Richard V. ROGERS, Delhi, Cal., two foster children, Laurence HACKETT, Culver and Floyd LAMBERT, South Bend; a foster sister, Grace BEEHLER, Rochester, and two grandchildren, Sue and Richard Jr. ROGERS, Delhi, Cal. A daughter Velda Anniel ROGERS died in 1905. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Arthur B. Morgan
Arthur B. MORGAN, son of Mrs. Noah SHIVELY of 915 Madison street and a former Rochester resident, died at his home in Dearborn, Mich., Saturday.
Mr. Morgan was a Rochester high school graduate and served four years in the U. S. Marine Corps. He had been employed by the Ford Motor company in Dearborn for a number of years until his death. He was born in Terre Haute on Oct. 16, 1907.
Surviving besides Mrs. Shively are the widow, Betty [MORGAN], and two daughters, Patricia and Donna [MORGAN], all at home; the father, William M. MORGAN, South Lynn, Mich.; a brother, Casey MORGAN, Rochester; two nieces, Sue and Judith MORGAN, and a nephew, Charles William MORGAN, all of Rochester; the step-father, Noah SHIVELY, 915 Madison street, and several other relatives.
Funeral services will be in Dearborn Wednesday afternoon.

Ross Sowers
Ross SOWERS, 68, retired Macy farmer, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday at his home after an illness of three months.
Born Oct. 23, 1890, the son of John and Laura POWELL SOWERS, he had spent his entire lifetime in Miami county. On June 26, 1924, he was married to Faun HICKMAN, who survives.
Mr. Sowers was a member of the Peru Elks lodge and the Macy Christian church.
Surviving, besides the widow are a son, John R. [SOWERS], Amarillo, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. John (Dorothy) SAVAGE, Macy, and Miss Evelyn SOWERS, Indianapolis; three grandsons, and two brothers, Earl and Verl [SOWERS], both of Macy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Darrel TAGGART at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, with burial in Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

James T. Hutson
James T. HUTSON, 44, Mishawaka, died suddenly of a heart attack at 5 p.m. Saturday at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Charles ELY, Argos. Mr. Hutson had been visiting relatives in Argos all day and had just entered his aunt's home when the attack struck. He had had heart trouble for the last two years.
Mr. Hutson was born Jaauary 1, 1915, at Chicago, the son of James and Gladys MIDDLETON HUTSON. On May 28, 1938, he was married in Chicago to Elvira NYQUIST, who survives. The Hutsons moved to Mishawaka from Joliet, Ill., three years ago.
Mr. Hutson, a Navy veteran of World War II, was employed in the IBM section of the Bendix Missiles corporation of Mishawaka. He was a member of the East Methodist church and of the Bendix Managers club.
Surviving besides the widow are four daughters, Carol, Linda, Pamela and Joan [HUTSON], and one son, James [HUTSON], Jr., all at home, and the mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Fred HUTSON, Traverse City, Mich.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Bubb funeral home, Mishawaka by the Rev. Kenneth SMITH of the East Methodist church in that city. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. The body was moved to the Bubb funeral home from the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends had viewed the body until 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tuesday, February 17, 1959

Earl F. Graffis
Funeral rites for Earl F. GRAFFIS, 79, R.R. 3, Kewanna, prominent retired farmer, were conducted this afternoon in the Kewanna Methodist church by the Rev. C. D. BARRINGER.
A member of the Masonic lodge and the Methodist church, Mr. Graffis died at 9 p.m. Saturday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kathryn ASH, in Winamac. He had been ill for some time.
Mr. Graffis was born in Pulaski county and was married on Feb. 14, 1905 to Glen BARGER.
Surviving are the widwo; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret JENSEN, Logansport, and Mrs. ASH; two sons, Gerald [GRAFFIS], Louisville, Ky., and Herbert [GRAFFIS], South Bend; a brother, Thomas [GRAFFIS], Kewanna, and six grandchildren.

Wednesday, February 18, 1959

Carl Rupley
Mr. and Mrs. Ross MOORE, 429 West Seventh street, have reeceived word of the death of their son-in-law, Carl RUPLEY, in Azusa, Cal. Mr. Rupley, formerly of Bippus, died Monday of a heart attack.
Funeral services were conducted today at Azusa.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Florence RUPLEY, and two children, Charlene Ann, 11, and Ross [RUPLEY], 8.

Alton Halderman
Final rites for Alton HALDERMAN, 54, R.R. 1, Edwardsburg, Mich., a native of Rochester, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Forrest G. Hay funeral home at South Bend.
The Rev. Dale HESTON will conduct the services and burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park at South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Halderman died suddenly of a heart attack at 10:30 a.m. Monday at his home. He was a foreman in the paint shop of Studebaker-Packard at South Bend.
Born Nov. 18, 1904, Mr. Halderman moved from Rochester to South Bend. He had lived in Edwardsburg for 14 years after leaving South Bend. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben HALDERMAN.
Surviving are the widow; five sisters and two brothers, all of the South Bend-Mishawaka area.

Thursday, February 19, 1959

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Friday, February 20, 1959

Minnie Chestnut
Mrs. Minnie CHESTNUT, 86, a former Rochester resident, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. E. (Edith) BRUBAKER, in South Bend.
A native of Spencerville, Mrs. Chestnut was born Aug. 2, 1872, and moved to Rochester as a young girl. Her husband Charles CHESTNUT, died Oct. 15, 1919. The couple lived in Rochester for many years. Mrs. Chestnut moved to South Bend about 15 years ago.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irene WEBB, Chicago, and Mrs. BRUBAKER; three granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Hollis funeral home at South Bend and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Graveside services will be conducted about 2:30 p.m.

Fred Callender
Fred CALLENDER, former Rochester resident, died Thursday night at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Mr. Callender's wife is the former Mrs. Marie BAKER of Rochester.
The body is being returned to Indiana for burial but funeral arrangements still are indefinite.

Charles E. Rouch
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Charles Eugene "Jerry" ROUCH, 72, who died at 2:10 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital of carcinoma of the chest. Dr. Claude YOUNG will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Rouch had been a hospital patient for six days and death came after a year's illness. He had been in serious condition six months. He resided at 620 Indiana avenue.
Born Dec. 26, 1886, at Athens, he was the son of George and Mary HALDERMAN ROUCH and had spent almost all his life in this community. He was married May 11, 1911, at Rochester, to Elizabeth WHITE, who survives. A retired laborer, he was a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges here.
Surviving besides the wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Ruby ROBINSON, Kokomo; Mrs. Mildred BAILLIEUL, Rochester, and Mrs. Geraldine BAILLIEUL, Southwick, Mass.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl BLUE, Chicago, and Mrs. May FUGATE, Rochester. Preceding him in death were five brothers, Ralph, Earl, Vernon, Rex and Herschel [ROUCH].

Saturday, February 21, 1959

Fred S. Callender
Funeral services for Fred S. CALLENDER, 76, former Rochester resident, will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Chase-Miller funeral home in Logansport. The Rev. Harry HASHBERGER will officiate and burial will be in the Spring Creek cemetery.
Mr. Alllender, husband of the former Marie BAKER, of Rochester, died at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Thursday. He was a retired engineer for the U. S. government.
He ws born April 27, 1882, in Cass county, the son of Marion and Mary Jane CONRAD CALLENDER. Surviving besides the wife are three sisters, Mrs. Fred HOPKINS, Twelve Mile, Mrs. Harriet REEDER, Delphi, and Mrs. Bertha INGIMIRE, Logansport, and two brothers, Frank [CALLENDER], Glandora, Cal., and Don [CALLENDER], Logansport.

Mary G. Wright
Last rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Macy Christian church for Mrs. Mary Gertrude WRIGHT, of Macy, who died at her home Friday morning at 6:35 o'clock.
The Rev. I. T. ROGERS will officiate at the service and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16.
A resident of the Macy community 30 years, she went there from Tipton. She was born in Lima, O., May 31, 1893, the daughter of Lewis and Frances ALLEN SHAMBARGER. She was married in 1914 to William WRIGHT of Peru.
Surviving are the husband; five daughters, Mrs. Gladys DALE, Swayzee; Mrs. Garnet WILDERMUTH, Akron; Mrs. Frances WILHELM, Mrs. Alice TEEL and Mrs. Marie MATHIAS, all of Macy; eleven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Charles ALLEN, R.R. 3, Macy; three brothers, Alfred SHAMBARGER, Fort Wayne; Dan and Lewis SHAMBARGER, both of Macy, and three stepsons, Lowell and Fred WRIGHT, Anderson, and Kenneth WRIGHT, Noblesville.
One son, two brothers and a stepdaughter preceded her in death.

Monday, February 23, 1959

Clinton Stahl
Word has been received here of the death in San Francisco, Cal., of Clinton "Jack" STAHL, about 73, a former resident of Rochester. Mr. Stahl died Feb. 1. He had lived in California since leaving Rochester as a boy. His wife, Madge [STAHL], survives.
Also surviving is a niece, Mrs. Eunice COPLEN, 318 West Ninth street; a nephew, Dr. Charles RICHARDSON, 506 Pontiac street, and a sister, Mrs. G. K. WILSON, Oak Park, Ill.

Ulysses A. Leiter
Ulysses A. "Hadley" LEITER, 87, son of one of Fulton county's pioneer settlers, died Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock in the Maple Manor Rest Home at Libertyville, Ill., where he had been a patient the past 14 months.
A longtime resdent of Rochester, at 419 Jefferson street, Mr. Leiter had been in ill health several years.
His father, Jacob LEITER, settled in Aubbeenaubbee township about 1845 and helped found the community which took his name, Leiters Ford.
Mr. Leiter was born near Leiters Ford on Nov. 6, 1871, to Jacob and Lydia Rose LEITER. His wife, the former Clara CAMPBELL, died May 18, 1958.
A resident of this community his entire life, Mr. Leiter was a retired salesman. He was a member of the Grace Metodist church, Masonic lodge of Rochester and the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. lodge.
Suriving are one son, Albert C. LEITER, Gurnee, Ill.; two daughters, Miss Florence LEITER, Cedar Rapids, Ia., and Mrs. Hazel BEMAN, Winnetka, Ill.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Mollie LEITER, Rocester, and two brothers, Levi [LEITER], Rochester, and Edward [LEITER], Bethlehem, Pa.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating, assisted by the Rochester Masonic order. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Sylvia Iliff
Mrs. Sylvia ILIFF, 41, former Rochester resident, died at 10:12 a.m. Saturday at Dukes hospital, Peru, after an illness of eight years. Mrs. Iliff had been a resident of Peru for the last seven years.
She was born May 21, 1917, in Floyd county, Kentucky, the daughter of Erve and Alva WRIGHT BRADLEY. Her first marriage was to Ralph WHORL and in 1941 she was married to John ILFFF who died in 1957.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Erve BRADLEY, Rochester; two sons, John Ivan ILIFF, Jr., and William BRADLEY, both of Rochester; three daughters, Alva May and Linda Sue ILIFF, both of Rochester, and Mrs. James TURPEN, Peru; one grandchild, four brothers, Luther BRADLEY, Harold BRADLEY and William BRADLEY, all of Rochester, and Henry BRADLEY, Rensselaer; and three sisters, Mrs. Richard DAWSON and Mrs. Dorothy KRISHEL, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Joseph SMITH, St. Joe.
The Rev. David ENGLAND will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru, where friends may call. Burial will be at Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.

Tuesday, February 24, 1959

Retta Triplet
Mrs. Retta HACKER TRIPLET, 85, of Hibbard, died at 5 p.m. Monday at the Landis nursing home, Argos, after an illness of one year. Mrs. Triplet was born Feb. 22, 1874, at Culver, the daugher of Hamilton and Mary Jane DINSMORE HISSONG. She was first married to John HACKER, who died in June, 1933. In November, 1946, she was married to Alton TRIPLET, who survives. Mrs. Triplet spent the majority of her life in the Poplar Grove and Hibbard communities.
Surviving besides the widower, a step-son, Forest TRIPLET, R.R. 1, Culver; five step-daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Carrie) MYERS and Mrs. Nellie BICKLE, both of Plymouth; Mrs. Eva HOUGHTON, Culver; Mrs. Sylvia BUSH, Claypool, and Mrs. Anna May CURTIS, Tucson, Ariz.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lucy VOREIS, and a brother, Lawrence HISSONG, Argos.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Poplar Grove Methodist church by the Rev. W. Ray KUHN, Hebron, assisted by the Rev. E. J. PETERS, Argos. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, from 7 p.m. today until noon Thursday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral.

William Bower
William BOWER, 87, died at 7 a.m. today at his home five miles southeast of Argos. The body is at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where rites are pending.

Wednesday, February 25, 1959

William Bower
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for William BOWER, 87, R.R. 1, Argos, retired farmer who died early Tuesday at his home after a two-year illness.
The Rev. Eldon EVANS of the Walnut Church of the Brethren will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Mr. Bower was born Oct. 9, 1871, in Fulton county near Richland Center, the son of Josiah and Sarah Jane BITTER BOWER. He was married on Jan. 1, 1900, to Tootie M. HAWK, who survives.
Mr. Bower had lived at his farm home five miles southeast of Argos for 45 years, moving there from Elkhart. Prior to moving to Elkhart, he had resided in Akron. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving besides the widow, at home, is a son, Franklin J. [BOWER], South Bend.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Henry Ghrist
Henry GHRIST, 54, owner and operator of the Ghrist motel one-quarter mile north of Rochester on U.S. 31, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home at the motel. Mr. Ghrist had been ill since September, and in serious condition for the last month.
He was born Feb. 13, 1905, in Pittsfield, Ill., the son of John and Belle EVANS GHRIST. On Aug. 3, 1925, he was married in Morton, Ill., to Bernice MOORE, who survives.
Mr. Ghrist came here nine years ago from Rochester, Mich., where he had operated the Ghrist Grill. He built the motel which bears his name upon his arrival here.
Surviving besides the widow, at home, are two sons, John [GHRIST], Rochester, Mich., and Joseph [GHRIST], Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy OUSLEY, Rochester, Ind., four grandchildren; two brothers, George and Ray [GHRIST], both of Pittsfield, Ill., and two sisters, Mrs. Jane CAMP, Rochester, Mich., and Mrs. Mary HELKEY, Pittsfield, Ill. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE of the Rochester E.U.B. church in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Glen Hyslop
Word has been received of the recent death in Kenosha, Wis., of Mrs. Henry C. (Glen) HYSLOP, 59, a native of Akron. She was the widow of the president, treasurer and manager of Barden's department store in Kenosha.
Mrs. Hyslop, vice president and secretary of Bardens from 1933 until her death, died after a long illness.
Born Feb. 7, 1909, Mrs. Hyslop was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. ARTER. She spent her early life and received her education in Akron, graduating from Akron high school.
Mrs. Hyslop entered nurse's training in 1920 at Lakeside hospital in Chicago, where she received her R.N. degree. She was a registered nurse at Lakeside for three years and later practiced as a private nurse.
On Aug. 25, 1925, she married Mr. Hyslop in Akron. She lived in Chicago and Tulsa before moving to Kenosha when her husband bought the Barden store.
Surviving are the parents of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Robert E. OSBORN, Ithaca, N.Y.; a niece, Judy, and a nephew John. Final rites and burial were in Kenosha.

Minnie M. Emmons
Mrs. Minnie M. EMMONS, 79, a native of Talma, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Murphy hospital at Warsaw after being admitted the day before.
A resident of Warsaw for the last 39 years, Mrs. Emmons was born June 22, 1879 to John and Mary (KESSLER) KESLER. On March 10, 1898, she was married in Rochester to Robert V. EMMONS, who died on Sept. 29, 1954.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Wilma) MOORE, Pierceton, and Mrs. Paul (Erdean) VELSIEGEL, Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Devon [EMMONS], Warsaw; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. CST Friday at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw, with the Rev. Louis ENGLE of Dutchtown, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery at Talma. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, February 26, 1959

Charity A. Hower
Mrs. Charity A. "Carrie" HOWER, 82, of Fulton, wife of Josiah HOWER, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at her home after an illness of two months. Mrs. Hower left 102 survivors.
She was born Feb. 21, 1877, in Rochester township, the daughter of Austin and Susan BROKAW REID. On Feb. 17, 1895, she was married in Rochester by the Rev. O. E. COOK to Josiah Hower, who survives.
With the exception of an 18-year period during which she lived in Wisconsin, Mrs. Hower spent the majority of her life in Fulton. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving besides the husband, at home, are five daughters, Mrs. Art (Laverna) THIBODEAU, Coleman, Wis., Mrs. Harry (Syble) STUMP, Danville, Ill.; Mrs. Charles (Ada) CLAWSON, North Hollywood, Cal.; Mrs. Earl (Berniece) THOMPSON, Hiatsville, Md., and Mrs. Merrill (Bertha) WALTZ, Fulton; two sons, William [HOWER[, Nadeau, Mich., and Ira [HOWER], Los Angeles, Cal.; thirty-two grandchildren; sixty-one great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. J. L. COX, Lewiston, Mont., and a half-brother, Milo MEDARY, Buffalo, N.Y.
The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR and the Rev. William KEITH will conduct funeral services Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Fulton Baptist church. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, after 7 p.m. today.

Mrs. Boyd Personett
Mrs. Hugh CLOUD, 500 West Fifth street, today received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Boyd PERSONETT, 77, Berrien Springs, Mich. Mrs. Personett died of heart trouble in Memorial hospital, St. Joe, Mich., Wednesday morning. She had been ill the last few years and in serious condition for about thee weeks.
Boyd PERSONETT is the brother of Mrs. Cloud and of the late Mrs. George WILSON, Rochester. He had lived in the Rochester vicinity before moving to Michigan.
Funeral services will be in the Berrien Springs United Brethren church at 1 p.m. CST Saturday.

Friday, February 27, 1959

Margaret J. Alber
Mrs. Margaret J. ALBER, 87, a lifetime resident of the Fulton community, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two months.
Born in Fulton county on Nov. 6, 1871, she was the daughter of James and Fannie WALTERS DILL. On April 19, 1892, she was married to Daniel O. ALBER, who died Oct. 28, 1935.
Mrs. Alber was a member of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church and the Fulton O.E.S. number 376.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Waneta BOWMAN, Long Beach, Cal.; Mrs. Mary ALLEN, Burank, Ca.; Mrs. Winifred CHITWOOD, El Cerrito, Cal., and Nina ALBER, Santa Monica, Cal.; three sons, Calvin H. [ALBER], Walton, Terry F. [ALBER], South Bend, and Clifford [ALBER], Lucerne; twelve grandchildren; twenty-three [great]-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs Mary GARRITY, Los Angeles. A son, Garrett [ALBER], preceded her in death.
Eastern Star services will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Regular services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. George BASSARD officiating, assisted by the Rev. Donald ABBEY. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton until 1 p.m. Sunday, when the body will be taken to the church.

Saturday, February 28, 1959

John Powell
State Trooper John POWELL, who formerly resided in Rochester while performing state police duties, was killed instantly Friday in Newton county when he was struck by a passing car.
Trooper Powell was setting out a timer tape with several other troopers a mile south of Ind. 16 on U.S. 31, north of Kentland. [?] Driver of the car was William KANTONGA, 17, R.R. 2, Wheatfield. He had passed another car going in the same direction and his auto hit Powell on the head as the trooper was leaning over the pavement.
Powell, 27, was born July 2, 1931, in Perry township of Miami county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel POWELL of Macy, who survive. In 1950 he was married to Maxine HARTMAN, also surviving.
He had been on the state police force for five years. The Powell family moved to Otterbein in 1955, and he was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Methodist church in that city.
Surviving besides the parents and the widow are three sons, John Henry [POWELL], II, James Howard and Jeffery Alan [POWELL], all at home; a broter, Dwane [POWELL], Casa Grande, Ariz.; four sisters, Mrs. Henry MILLER, Roann, Mrs. Lauren SHAMBARGER and Mrs. John RICHARDS, both of Macy, and Mrs. Marion SCOTT of South Carolina, and the mother-in-law, Mrs. Leroy HARTMAN, Fulton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Otterbein Methodist church with the Rev. James WIRE in charge. Burial will be at Rochester. Friends may call at the Vogel funeral home, Otterbein, after noon Sunday.

William M. Brown
William M. BROWN, 87, 415 West Third street, died at 4:40 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home. Mr. Brown had been a patient there since Dec. 27, 1958, after suffering a stroke in March of 1957.
A lifelong rsident of Rochester, he was born here Nov. 23, 1871, the son of Angus and Lucy CHINN BROWN. He was married twice, the first time to Nellie Mae OWENS on Oct. 29, 1892. She died Feb. 13, 1936, and on Oct. 9, 1937, he was married to Bertha M. ALSPACH. The second Mrs. Brown died March 24, 1953.
Mr. Brown was retired. He was a member of the Christian church and the Knights of Pythias.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Georgie) NAVLICK, 415 West Third street; two step-sons, Louis ALSPACH, Rochester, and John R. ALSPACH, Sturgis, Mich.; several nieces and nephews, and a step-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home by the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Earl Wilson
Earl WILSON, 30, 1119 Jefferson street, died of a heart attack about 9:30 o'clock this morning at the Walburn Feed Store, 419 Main street, where he was employed. Keith WALBURN, store owner, was Mr. Wilson's son-in-law.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call after noon Sunday.

Monday, March 2, 1959

Earl Wilson
Final rites for Earl WILSON, 59, 1119 Jefferson street, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. The Rev. George R. CRANE, retired Rochester E.U.B. pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Wilson died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday of a heart attack at the Walburn Feed Store, 419 Main street, where he was employed. He was the father-in-law of Keith WALBURN, the store owner.
A member of the Priaire Grove E.U.B. church, Mr. Wilson had worked at Walburn's since 1946. He was born on April 13, 1899, southwest of Rochester, the son of John S. and Jennie McCAY WILSON, who survive.
Also surviving are a son, Wayne [WILSON], Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Martha MATHIAS, South Bend, Mrs. Helen WALBURN and Mrs. Marjorie MUTCHLER, both of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Sarah FITZ, South Bend; three brothers, George [WILSON], Rochester, Hobart [WILSON], Plymouth, and Clifford [WILSON], New Castle.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Sammy R. Leech
Sammy R. LEECH, 88, R.R. 2, Rochester, a retired farmer, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday at his home nine miles northeast of the city on the Fulton-Kosciusko county line. Mr. Leech had been ill two years and in serious condition the last week.
He was born Oct. 24, 1871, in Franklin township of Kosciusko county and had lived in that vicinity the majority of his life. He was the son of John and Eliza RICKEL LEECH.
He was married Feb. 14, 1903, in Benton Harbor, Mich., to Jennie BUMBARGER, who survives. Mr. Leech was a 50-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving besides the widow, at home, are several nieces and nephews. The parents, two sisters and a brother preceded Mr. Leech in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. George CRANE in charge. I.O.O.F. rites also will be conducted. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

James A. Easterday. Sr.
James Alfred EASTERDAY, Sr., 58, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at his home in Laketon after an illness of three years.
He was born May 9, 1900, in Miami county, the son of Valentine and Amanda ORDERS EASTERDAY. In 1930 he was married to Ethel HILEMAN, who survives.
Mr. Easterday, who formerly lived in Macy, had been a farmer. For the last six months he had been employed by the Miley brake lining firm of North Manchester.
Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Norma COLLINS, Macy; three sons, James A., [EASTERDAY], Jr., Macy, and Homer and Michael [EASTERDAY], at home; five grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Amanda EASTERDAY, Macy, and five sisters, Mrs. Charles DILSAVER and Mrs. Earl GERRICK, both of Peru; Mrs. Lee MOYER, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Harry KINLEY and Mrs. Glen RAYMER, Marion. The father and one brother preceded Mr. Easterday in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. CST Tuesday at the Laketon E.U.B. church with the Rev. Howard REES and the Rev. William SHEWMAN in charge. Burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, from 1 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Tuesday and from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

John F. Kuhn
John F. KUHN, 57, Akron, died at 8:20 p.m. Saturday at his home after a six months illness. Mr. Kuhn had been the night watchman at the D. A. Pike company for 14 years.
He was born Oct. 27, 1901, in Frankfort, the son of Fred and Mary Ella SMITH KUHN. He was married Nov. 2, 1925, in Kentucky. Mr. Kuhn had lived inFulton county for 29 years, coming here from Kokomo.
Surviving, besides the widow are five daughers, Mrs. Eugene (Donna) McGEE, Akron; Mrs. Harold (Ruth) McLAUGHLIN, Benton Harbor, Mich; Mrs. Paul (Wilma) PIPER, North Manchester; Mrs. John (Ella Mae) YOUNG, Las Cruces, N.M.; and Mrs. Charles (Rose) NORMAN, Rochester; four sons, Frank [KUHN], Los Angeles; Ted [KUHN], North Manchester, and Jerry and Michael [KUHN], both at home; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Grover POWELL, Burlington, Ind., and Mrs. Dorsey SMITH, Flora, and two brothers, Robert [KUHN], Kokomo, and Lloyd [KUHN], Los Angeles.
A son, two sisters and a brother preceded Mr. Kuhn in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home, akron, by the Rev. Harold CONRAD. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank Hursch
Word has been received here that Frank HURSCH, Mishawaka, died in that city this morning. Mr. Hursch had several relatives in the Rochester vicinity. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bubb funeral home at Mishawaka.

Samuel J. Opple
Funeral services were held today for Samuel Joseph OPPLE, 75, a retired farmer, who died at his home on R.R. 1, Denver, Friday night. Burial was in the Chili cemetery.
Among the survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Carl KEIM, R.R. 2, Macy; a son Lorraine OPPLE, R.R. 1, Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Wilbur CRAIG, Rochester.

Tuesday, March 3, 1959

William Wilson,
Martha Lesley and
Pamela Lynn Lesley
A Macy man and a mother and daughter from Mexico, Ind., were killed and another man injured in a two-car acident at 7:30 p.m. Monday on U.S. 31, four miles north of Peru.
Dead are:
William WILSON, 36, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Martha LESLEY, 21, Mexico, and her daughter, Pamela Lynn [LESLEY], 1.
Injured was Fred W. LESLEY, 26, driver of one of the cars, who was reported in "fair" condition this morning at Dukes hospital, Peru. He received abrasions and shock.
Wilson died instantly when thrown from his car. He suffered a skull fracture, broken right leg, crushed chest, fractured arms and internal injuries.
The Lesley infant died at 8:30 p.m. of a skull fracture and the mother died at 9:10 p.m. of a fractured skull, facial lacerations and hip injuries. The baby was thrown from her mother's car and was taken to a doctor's office by Harold RICHARDSON, R.R. 1, Amboy. The doctor took the infant to the hospital.
State Trooper Ward GILLEN was told by Roland GRIFFIN, Mishawaka, a truck driver, that he was going north when the Wilson car passed him at high speed. Griffin said the Wilson car began skidding sideways and was struck broadside by the northbound Lesley vehicle.
Wilson's body has been removed to the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru and those of the mother and infant to the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 near Denver.
William E. WILSON, a Fulton county resident, was born in Miami county on Sept. 10, 1922, the son of Ralph and Pearl BISHOP WILSON. He was a butcher at a Peru locker company.
On Feb. 9, 1942, he was married to Maxine LEWIS. A lifetime rsident of Fulton and Miami counties, he was a member of the Moose lodge at Peru. He served as a paratrooper during World War 2, receiving two Purple Heart medals for battle wounds.
Surviving are the widow; his parents, of Peru, four children at home, Mickey Lynn [WILSON], Billie Jo [WILSON], Larry Steven [WILSON] and Dennis Craig [WILSON]; two brothers Ralph [WILSON], Jr., Addison, Ill., and Elbert Gene [WILSON], Franklin; four sisters, Mrs. Roy SISCO and Mrs. Frank MILLS, both of Peru; Mrs. Lowell WOLF, Roann and Mrs . Gary SHARP, Wappecong, Ind.
Moose lodge rites will be conducted at the Drake-Flowers funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and regular services will be held there at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Russell SHALLEY in charge.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Combined services for Mrs. Lesley and her daugher will be conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday at the St. Charles Catholic church in Peru with Msg. Paul A. WELSH officiating. Burial will be in Graan Lawn cemetery at Mexico. The rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Friencs may call at the McCain funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Mrs. Emmet A. Autry
Mrs. Emmet A. AUTRY, Brownsville, Texas, mother of Donald AUTRY of Leiters Ford, died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday at her home after an illness of three months. She was 71 years old.
Born in Kansas, and a resident of Texas for 14 years, Mrs. Autry had lived in Delong and Macy before moving West.
Also surviving are another son, Everett [AUTRY], Santa Barbara, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Reba) LANE, Round Lake, Ill., and Mrs. Alice MURRAY, of California, and eleven grandchildren. Donald Autry flew to Brownsville Sunday evening.

Wednesday, March 4, 1959

Mary H. Washnock
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the St. Michael's church at Plymouth for Mrs. Mary Helen WASHNOCK, 40, of Lake-of-the-Woods near Bremen, who died at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Bremen community hospital after a two-year illness. Death was unexpected.
Mrs. Washnock was the sister of Paul and Ed FELKE of the Rochester Greenhouse.
The Rev. Casimer MOSKWINSKI will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. The rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m. today at the Danielson and Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth, where friends may call.
Mrs. Washnock was born in Wilmette, Ill., and married Oct. 18, 1941, to Victor WASHNOCK, who survives. Also surviving are the mother, Mrs. Mary E. FELKE, Plymouth, three daughters, Mary Barbara, Jo Ann and Sue Ann, and son, Frank [WASHNOCK], all at home; four brothers, Joseph and Ed [FELKE], both of Plymouth, Paul [FELKE], Rochester, and John [FELKE], Garrett, and two sisters, Mrs. Lucille ZABEROWSKI, Plymouth, and Mrs. Ann HISS, Columbia City.

Blanche Edgington
Word was received here today of the death on Sunday of Mrs. Blanche EDGINGTON, Manchester, O., mother of Charles EDGINGTON, R.R. 1, Macy. Her 80th birth anniversary was Feb. 1.
Also surviving are another son; two daughters and a granddaughter, Linda Kay [EDGINGTON], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles EDGINGTON.

Thursday, March 5, 1959

Herman W. Ault
Herman W. AULT, 65, died at 11:45 a.m. today at his home in Argos. Mr. Ault had been ill some time with heart trouble. The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Funeral rites are incomplete.

Friday, March 6, 1959

Herman W. Ault
Funeral rites for Herman W. AULT, 65, Argos, who died of a heart attack Thursday at 11:45 a.m. in his home, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Argos Christian church.
The Rev. Paul HALBERT will officiate and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home at Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the services.
Mr. Ault had been in failing health the past three years. A retired farmer, he had lived in Argos 16 years and also had worked as a truck driver for the Gafill oil company. He farmed for 25 years in the Culver community.
Born near Richland Center June 27, 1893, he was the son of John and Mary AULT. He was married Dec. 25, 1915, at Culver to Rose Ann CROMLEY, who survives.
He was a member and deacon of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lloyd HOSIMER, Beach Grove; Mrs. Everett RUSSELL, Rochester; Mrs. John McVEY, Knox, and Mrs. John HITTLE, Motley, Minn.; one son, Norman [AULT], Argos; his father, John AULT; nineteen grandchildren; five brothers, Howard [AULT], Rochester; Ralph [AULT], R.R. 4, Plymoth; Harry [AULT], Chicago; Clarence [AULT], Argos, and Eldon [AULT], Plymouth. One daughter, Mrs. Anna May WILFERT, died in 1948.

Saturday, March 7, 1959

Orvel E. Brindle
Orvel E. BRINDLE, 52, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 12:40 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of several years. He had spent most of his life in the Macy vicinity.
Born in Wabash county on April 8, 1906, he was the son of Reuben and Ida May RAYMER BRINDLE. In 1923, he was married to Ethel M. CATTIN.
Mr. Brindle was a member of the Macy Christian church and was a retired employee of the Lee Furniture company of Peru.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest ZINN, Peru; two sons, Edward and Richard [BRINDLE], both of Peru; a brother, Virgil [BRINDLE], Peru; a sister, Mrs. Victor ROBINSON, Peru, and several grandchildren. A half-brother, two half-sisters, and a foster sister, preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru with the Rev. I. T. RODGERS officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Monday.

Michael Dale Kring
Michael Dale KRING, 14, son of Mrs. Francis LUDWIG, Argos, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been admitted about four hours earlier. The boy had had muscular distrophy most of his life and had contracted influenza and pneumonia.
He was born Aug. 14, 1944, in Argos, the son of Charles and Violet SARBER KRING. His father died a few years ago.
Surviving besides the mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Francis LUDWIG, Argos, are three sisters, Mrs. Cecil WYNN, Culver; Miss Donna KRING, Angola, and Miss Mary KRING, at home; a brother, Charles KRING, at home; two step-sisters, Miss Martha LUDWIG, at home, and Miss Irene LUDWIG, Plymouth; a step-brother, Kenneth LUDWIG, at home; a half-brother, David LUDWIG, at home; a half sister, Frances LUDWIG, at home; a grandmother, Mrs. John DAVIS, Argos; a grandfather, Roscoe SARBER, Plymouth, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Mahala ZUMBAUGH, Argos.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, by the Rev. Paul HALBERT of the Argos Christian church. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, March 9, 1959

Glen Stanley
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton for Glen R. STANLEY, 73, who died Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital here. He resided three miles northwest of Fulton.
The Rev. George R. CRANE of Rochester will officiate at last rites and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Stanley, who had been ill six months, was born March 2, 1886, in Fayette county, the son of Franklin and Ada RETHERFORD STANLEY. He had resided in Fulton and Cass counties most of his life. On Jan. 10, 1917, he was married at Logansport to Ethel FIDLER, who survives.
He was a member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. lodge.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth SHAW, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Caroline McCROSKEY, R.R. 6, Rochester; two grandchildren, Joan and Mark ZARTMAN; two step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; three brothers, Russell [STANLEY], Fulton; Victor [STANLEY], Falmouth, Ind., and Nathan [STANLEY], Anderson; five sisters, Mrs. Lucille HAGGERLY and Mrs. Irma MURDEN, both of R.R. 6, Rochester; Mrs. Bertha FRALING and Mrs. Edna WARNER, both of Peru, and Mrs. Gladys CROOKS, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews. One son, Ross [STANLEY], preceded him in death.

Tuesday, March 10, 1959

Harry Stump
Word has been received here of the sudden death of Harry STUMP, Danville, Ill., of a heart attack Monday afternoon at his home. Among survivors are the widow, Syble [STUMP], daughter of J. A. HOWER and the late Mrs. Hower, Fulton; two sons and a daughter.

Vera Floor
Mrs. Orvan (Vera) FLOOR, 61, Akron, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at her home after an illness of nine months. She had spent the majority of her life in and around the Akron community.
Mrs. Floor was born Feb. 30, 1898, in Wabash county, the daughter of Marion and Pearl LAUTZENHIZER MARTIN. On April 20, 1916, she was married in Akron to Orvan FLOOR, who survives.
Mrs. Floor was a member of the Lincoln Ladies Aid and attended the Akron Church of God all her adult life. She was a graduate of Akron high school and had attended Indiana State Teachers college at Terre Haute.
Surviving besides the widower are seven daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Phyllis) MUNSON, Warsaw; Mrs. Victor (Frances) SLONAC, Hammond; Mrs. Horace (Norma) BARR, Akron; Mrs. John (Jennett) SMARZ, Chicago; Mrs. Donald (Cleo) WARREN, Warsaw; Mrs. Roger (Gladys) GAFF, Akron, and Mrs. Alonzo (Martha) HOWARD, South Bend; three sons, Marion E. [FLOOR], Hammond; Orvan [FLOOR], Jr., Warsaw, and James R. [FLOOR], Santa Monica, Cal.
Also twenty-one grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Rachel) FLOOR, Silver Lake, and Mrs. W. D. (Mary) KREAMER, Belvia [Belleview ?], Ill.; and a brother, Marion F. MARTIN, Wabash. One daughter and five grandchildren preceded Mrs. Floor in death.
The Rev. C. B. ROWE of Mishawaka, assisted by the Rev. Harold CONRAD and the Rev. Walter BLOUGH, will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Church of God. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, between 7 p.m. today and noon Thursday, when the body will be taken to lie in state at the church.

Wednesday, March 11, 1959

Della McDougle
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Della McDOUGLE, 71, native of Fulton county, who died Tuesday noon at the home of her son, Emerson [McDOUGLE], 27 East Second street, Peru. She had been ill two weeks.
The Rev. Gerald KREH, assisted by the Rev. C. W. MONTGOMERY, will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will be taken to the residence 408 West 14th street, Peru, where friends may call between 10 a.m. Thursday and noon Friday, when the body will be returned to the funeral home for services.
Mrs. McDougle had lived in Peru since October, moving there from Mexico. She was born March 7, 1888, near Fulton, the daughter of John and Emma BLOOM LEAVELL. She was married March 14, 1909, in Fulton to Clarence McDOUGLE, who died Oct. 30, 1955. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are three sons, Vernon and Emerson, both of Peru; Leon [McDOUGLE], Denver; five daughters, Mrs. Georgie BARNETT, Florida; Mrs. Mabel STEININGER, Auburn; Mrs. Maxine McDANIEL, Cedar Lake; Mrs. Ellen JOHNSON, Lowell, and Mrs. Delores WARREN Peru; forty-two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Clyde LEAVELL, Fulton,and two sisters, Mrs. Anna OLIVER, Kewanna, and Mrs. Loyd SHOWLEY, Fulton. A daughter preceded her in death.

George W. Snyder
George W. SNYDER, 77, a resident of Argos all his life, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday in Plymouth Parkview hospital of a heart attack suffered early Tuesday morning.
A farmer and member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, Mr. Snyder resided all his life in the house in which he was born on Christmas Day, 1881. He was the son of Henry and Caroline HUFF SNYDER.
On Jan. 1, 1909, he was married in Argos to Mildred PUTTERBAUGH, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Hazel) SHOEMAKER, R.R. 1, Argos; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Lester ZEHNER, R.R. 4, Plymouth, and three brothers, Benjamin [SNYDER], Argos, Drew [SNYDER], Corpus Christi, Texas, and Russell [SNYDER], Holtville, Cal.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the pastor, the Rev. Eldon EVANS, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after noon Thursday and until noon Saturday, when the body will be taken to lie in state at the church.

Dora Shriver
Mrs. Dora Viola LOUGHMAN SHRIVER, 63, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial hospital, South Bend. She had been ill seven years and in serious condition the last six weeks.
She was born Oct. 10, 1895, in St. Joseph county, the daughter of Abraham and Mary BERKEY LOUGHMAN. On Sept. 6, 1913, she was married to Jesse SHRIVER at Warsaw. The widower survives. The Shrivers came to Rochester 22 years ago from Silver Lake. Mrs. Shriver was a member of the Log Bethel Church of God near Akron.
Surviving besides the widower are two daughters, Mrs. Trella SWEARES, Peru, and Mrs. Robert (Vera) HOLLOWAY, Rochester; three sons, Ernest [SHRIVER], Gary; Don [SHRIVER], Rochester, and Glen [SHRIVER], Mishawaka; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Estella FULLER, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Sarah DUDLEY, Mill Creek, Ind. and two brothers, Albert LOUGHMAN, Roann, and Glen LOUGHMAN, Cody, Wyo. A son, the parents and two brothers preceded Mrs. Shriver in death.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home here. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Maude M. Wheeler
Mrs. Maude M. WHEELER, 86, R.R. 2, Argos, widow of Thomas WHEELER, died at noon Tuesday at her home after an illness of six weeks. Mrs. Wheeler had lived in Argos 52 years, moving there from Coal City, Ill.
She was born May 22, 1872, at Mazon, Ill., the daughter of Augustus and Lydia MURRAY. On June 5, 1901, she was married to Thomas WHEELER, who died in December, 1943. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the Bethel Methodist church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Thelma) CASEY, whose home is the same as Mrs. Wheeler's, and Mrs. Floyd (Lois) DANNER, R.R. 1, Bourbon; two granddaughters, and two sisters, Mrs. Gertie MENAUGH, Morris, Ill., and Mrs. Eva RANNIE, South Bend.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Ross RICKEY of the Bourbon Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Kather Churchill
Word was received today of the death of Mrs. Orville CHURCHILL, 46, Garden City, Mich., at the Oakwood hospital in Garden City on March 5. She had been seriously ill for a year.
Mrs. Churchill, the former Kather BACHMAN of Jackson, Mich., was the sister-in-law of Mrs. Ralph PRATT, R.R. 1, Akron, and an aunt of Mrs. Paul BOWEN, R.R. 2, Akron. Mrs. Pratt and Mrs. Bowen attended the funeral services.
Surviving are the husband; a son; two daughters; the mother; two brothers and two sisters.
Contributions were made to the cancer fund in memory of Mrs. Churchill, whose death was attributd to cancer of the nerve tissue.

Thursday, March 12, 1959

Della McDougle
Funeral services for Mrs. Della McDOUGLE, 71, a Fulton county native, will be in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton at 2 p.m. Friday, rather than on Thursday as mentioned in a previous sory.
Mrs. McDouble died Tuesday noon at the home of her son, Emerson [McDOUGLE], in Peru. She had been ill two weeks. The Rev. Gerald KREH will officiate at the final rites, assisted by the Rev. C. W. MONTGOMERY. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the residence, 408 West 14th street, Peru, until noon Friday, when the body will be taken to the funeral home.

Lillian McIntyre
Funeral services were held this afternoon for Mrs. Lillian McINTYRE, 83, who died at her home in Tippecanoe Tuesday morning after a three-year illness. She had lived in Tippecanoe 60 years.
The Rev. O. F. KENT and the Rev. John HIDDINGS officiated at the last rites and burial was in the Tippecanoe cemetery.
Born in Fulton county July 7, 1875, she was married in 1894 to Elijah McINTYRE, who died in 1939.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tressie WARD, Niles, Mich.; four sons, Condia , DeVaun, Adolph and Elliott [McINTYRE], all of Tippecanoe; a brother, George NEWELL, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Meda BRIGHT, Rochester; and Mrs. Eugene HUNTER, Bluffton; ten grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

Friday, March 13, 1959

Eva I. Saunders
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the McCloskey-Hamilton funeral home at Logansport, for Mrs. Eva I. SAUNDERS, 60, a native of Fulton county, who died at 4:05 a.m. Thursday in Logansport Memorial hospital after a long illness.
The Rev. M. L. ROBINSON will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Saunders, who resided at 2400 North street in Logansport, was born in Fulton county on Aug. 25, 1898, the daughter of Frank and Martha PINKERTON DOUGLASS. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, which will conduct the services at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. today.
Surviving are the husband, Charles R. SAUNDERS; three sons, Phillip and Carl, both of Logansport, Cloyde [SAUNDERS], South Bend; six grandchildren, and three brothers, Albert DOUGLASS, Ottawa Lake, Mich.; Joseph DOUGLASS, Fort Wayne, and Elmer DOUGLASS, Grass Creek.

Oliver Riggs
Oliver RIGGS, 59, Wayland, Mass., a native of Mentone and graduate of Mentone high school, was killed Wednesday night in an automobile accident in Vermont. Mr. Riggs was the son of Mrs. Clara RIGGS and the brother of Mrs. Herschel (Esther) FENSTERMAKER, both of Akron.
Surviving besides the mother and sister are the widow, at home, two sons, Robert [RIGGS], Westfield, Mass., and Peter [RIGGS], at home; two daughters, Karen [RIGGS], at home, and Mrs. Jean SLANKER, Huntsville, Ala., and eight grandchildren.
Mr. Riggs had visited his mother and sister in February of this year.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at Wayland, Mass.

Pearl M. Odaffer
Mrs. Pearl Marie ODAFFER, 57, R.R. 4, Rochester, died suddenly of a heart atack at her home eight and one-half miles west of Rochester at 6:15 a.m. today. Mrs. Odaffer had been in failing health for the last three weeks.
She was born May 10, 1901, in Logansport, the daughter of Charles and Bertha OWENS ROSS. The Ross family moved here in 1908, and Mrs. Odaffer was graduated from Rochester high school.
On July 26, 1918, she was married to William WHITESIDE, and the couple moved to Indianapolis. Mr. Whiteside died in November, 1937, and on June 7, 1947, she was married to Ernest ODAFFER at Indianapolis. The Odaffers moved to Rochester about 12 years ago.
Mrs. Odaffer was a member of the First Presbyterian church here and of the Tops Club, Indianapolis.
Surviving bedsides the widower, at home, are three daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Nancy) EVERS, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Raymond (Dorothy) RYKER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Roger (Mary) McPHEARSON, San Antonio, Texas; two sons, Charles WHITESIDE, Indianapolis, and Robert WHITESIDE, Greenwood; eighteen grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Miss Christena WHITESIDE, Indianapolis; an uncle, Harry OWENS, Macy; several nieces and nephews, and several cousins in this area. A sister and the parents preceded Mrs. Odaffer in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home here. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 15, 1959

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Monday, March 17, 1959

Mae Cloud
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Beigh fneral home at Bourbon for Mrs. Mae CLOUD, 76, Bourbon, who died Friday morning at a hospital in Orlando, Fla., where she had been vacationing. Death came from a heart attack.
The Rev. Ross RICHEY will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in the Macy cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Peru, Feb. 9, 1883, she had resided in Bourbon since 1951, going there from Detroit. She was married in 1902 to Otto CLOUD, who died in 1951. Mrs. Cloud was a member of the Bourbon Methodist church, Bourbon Reading club and Macy Eastern Star.
Surviving are two sons, Paul [CLOUD], Bourbon, and Richard [CLOUD]., Edwardsburg, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Henry (Virginia) ERWIN, Columbus, and one granddaughter.

Pearl Odaffer
Final rites for Mrs. Pearl Marie ODAFFER, 57, R.R. 4, Rochester, were conducted this afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Floyd SAXTON of the Kewanna Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mrs. Odaffer died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday at her home eight and one-half miles west of Rochester. She had been in failing health for the last three weeks.

Frank Furnivall
Funeral services for Frank FURNIVALL, 51, 220 West Third street, who died Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home here. The Rev. Harry McCUBBINS will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Furnivall, recently-elected president of the Fulton County Babe Ruth League baseball program for boys, died in South Bend Memorial hospital at 8:30 p.m. after suffering a stroke two weeks ago.
He was employed at the Indiana Metal Products Co., Inc. and was a former vice president and team manager of the Rochester Little League. Mr. Furnivall had been an active worker in Little League since its inception here four years ago. He began his association with the Babe Ruth League last year.
Born in Nottingham, England, on Dec. 12, 1907, Mr. Furnivall was the son of Harry and Lydia FURNIVALL. He moved to Chicago from England and then to Rochester 11 years ago.
His marriage was in Chicago on Feb. 25, 1928, to Nina MATTHEWS, who srvives.
Also surviving are four sons, David and Delon [FURNIVALL], at home; Dale [FURNIVALL], West Eighth street, and Donald [FURNIVALL], stationed with the U.S. Navy at Philedelphia, and six grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 17, 1959

Gerald C. Creek
Gerald C. CREEK, 42, Macy, operator of a trucking service, died at 1:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two years.
A resident of Macy fo the last 12 years, Mr. Creek had resided in Fulton, Miami and Cass counties. He was born in Bethlehem township, Cass county, on June 29, 1916, the son of Zepha C. and Goldie WATSON CREEK.
On June 30, 1938, he was married at Twelve Mile to Edith MALOTT. He attended the Faith Gospel tabernacle in Rochester.
Surviving are the widow and a daughter, Mary Ellen [CREEK], at home; the parents, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Daniel (Pauline) Van METER, Kewanna, and a nephew, Harold M. Van METER, Lafayette.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bethlehem M.E. church two miles southwest of Twelve Mile. The Rev. Luther MORRISON will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cvemetery at Mexico.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Wednesday, March 18, 1959

Nellie Miller
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Easterday funeral home in Culver for Mrs. Nellie Pearl MILLER, 66, Delong, who died suddenly of a heart attack Monday afternoon at her home.
The Rev. Maynard TITTLE officiated at the last rites and burial was in the Zion cemetery, southwest of Culver.
Born at Plymouth, Feb. 18, 1893, Mrs. Miller had resided in Fulton and Marshall counties her entire life. She had lived in Delong the past 15 years.
Surviving are the husband, Charles [MILLER]; two stepsons, Walter [MILLER], Delong, and William [MILLER], Elkhart; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Daisy BROWN, Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Gale WISEMAN, Warsaw, and Mrs. Earl BOWERS, Detroit; one brother, Elmer MILLER, South Bend; ten step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

Thursday, March 19, 1959

Cecil Woodcox
Cecil WOODCOX, 47, Auburn, son of Ray and Margaret RALSTON WOODCOX, 613 East Ninth street, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Fort Wayne Memorial hospital of uremic poisoning contracted from flu. He had been ill only a few days.
Owner of the Auburn elevator, Mr. Woodcox was born in Rochester on Oct. 25, 1912. He was a member of the Auburn Masonic lodge. His marriage was to Bertha TERRY.
Surviving are the widow and a son, Phillip [WOODCOX], at home; a daughter, Kay Diane [WOODCOX], a student to Michigan State university; the parents; two brothers, Robert [WOODCOX], of near Rochester, and Bill [WOODCOX], Bismark, N.D.; a sister, Mrs. Wilfred (Jennie) JOHNSON, Mishawaka, and a step-sister, Mrs. Guy KLINE, Compton, Cal.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Tina Sissel
Mrs. Tina SISSEL, 75, died Wednesday at 4:50 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. She resided at 1401 Elm street and had been seriously ill for two days.
Born April 2, 1883, at Culver, she moved to Rochester 15 years ago from Akron. Her parents were Aaron and Jane ROBBINS JONES. Her marriage was at Culver April 2, 1902, to Melvin SISSEL, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Sissel was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Ann) BURKETT, Akron; Mrs. Edwin (Myrtle) LUSK, Osage, Ia.; Mrs. William (Loretta) OELS, Hariet, N.J., and Mrs. Carlisle (Eileen) GUNTHER, Charles City, Ia.; two sons, Mahlon and Rolin [SISSEL], both of Austin, Minn; thirteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Anna MATTINGLEY, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. Lula MILLER, Cortez, Fla., and Mrs Lena LAVO, South Bend; three brothers, Jesse JONES,South Bend, Willard JONES, Lafayette, and Sheridan JONES, St. Petersburg, Fla. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Athens E.U.B. church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Sheetz fneral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until noon Saturday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state an hour prior to the services.

Frances K. Clymer
Mrs. Frances K. CLYMER, 92, Fort Wayne, died in that city at 10:45 p.m. CST Tuesday after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Clymer had lived in Fort Wayne for the last 40 years and was known in this area.
She was born in Lancaster, O., the daughter of John and Susanne FLOOD KING. She was a member of the First Christian Science church of Fort Wayne.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Estelle CROSS, Fort Wayne, eight grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted by Mr. Gordon BROWN at 9:30 a.m. CST Friday at the Klaehn funeral home, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park cemetery in that city. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. CST Thursday.

Friday, March 20, 1959

Cecil Woodcox
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. EST at the Methodist church in Auburn for Cecil C. WOODCOX, 48, manager of the Auburn elevator, who died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Fort Wayne Memorial hospital.
Burial will be in the Auburn cemetery. Friends may call at the Yearick, funeral home in Auburn until noon Saturday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state two hours before last rites.
Mr. Woodcox was the son of Ray WOODCOX, 613 East Ninth street and the late Orpha ANDERSON WOODCOX, who died in 1916. Death came after a two-week illness and was attributed to uremic poisoning contracted from flu.
Born west of Rochester, Oct. 26, 1910, Mr. Woodcox was a graduate of Plymouth high school and was employed by the Public Service Company of Indiana at Plymouth for 11 years. He moved to Auburn 13 years ago. His marriage was on July 3, 1936 at Plymouth to Bertha PERRY of that city. He was a member of the Auburn Methodist church and Auburn Masonic lodge.
Surviving are the widow and one son, Phillip [WOODCOX], at home; a daughter, Kay Diane [WOODCOX], a student at Michigan State university; the father; his stepmother, Margaret RALSTON WOODCOX; two brothers, Robert [WOODCOX], Millark, and Bill [WOODCOX], Bismarck, N.D.; one sister, Mrs. Wilfred (Jennie) JOHNSON, Mishawaka; one step-sister, Mrs. Mary KLINE, Compton, Cal., and an uncle, Oren ANDERSON, Kewanna.

Mary Murtha
Mary E. MURTHA, Kewanna, died today in Woodlawn hospital at the age of 67.
Born June 2, 1891, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John and Julia FERGUSON MURTHA. Miss Murtha was a member of the St. Ann church in Kewanna and the Rosary society.
Surviving are two brothers, George [MURTHA], Kewanna, and Joseph [MURTHA], Stockton, Cal. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the St. Ann church with the Rev. Father FITZGERALD, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ann cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, March 21, 1959

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Monday, March 23, 1959

Norma Gregson
Mrs. Norma Belle GREGSON, 81, South Bend, a native of Rochester, died at 3:45 a.m. Sunday at her home. She had been ill about six months with a heart ailment.
She was born in Rochester Dec. 1, 1877, and was married in 1896 here to Harvey W. GREGSON. Mr. Gregson died in 1951. The Gregsons left Rochester in 1941, moving to South Bend.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vera MILLER, South Bend; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie TRUXELL, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Blanche GOOD, Citrus Heights, Cal.; a step-sister, Mrs. Rebecca KINDIG, Phoenix, Ariz., and two step-brothers, Samuel DAVIDSON, South Bend, and Robert DAVIDSON, Gary.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Ralph S. STEELE of the Grace Methodfist church, South Bend, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hollis funeral home, South Bend. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

H. Keith Barts
Howard Keith BARTS, 37, died of a heart attack Sunday at 4 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted only 5 1/2 hours previously. Mr. Barts, who resided at 702 Fulton avenue, had been in ill health about four weeks.
Born in Plymouth on Oct. 21, 1921, he was the son of Howard and Maud STULL BARTS. A graduate of Rochester high school and Manchester college, he had recently returned to this city to join the family's firm, Rochester Fertilizer and Feed company.
A band director by profession before returning to this city, he had attended the Cincinnati conservatory of music and had been employed by schools at Laurel, Del., and Prestonburg and Pikesville, Ky.
He was married Dec. 24, 1946, to Vada REFFETT, who survives. She is a teacher at Riddle elementary school. Mr. Barts was a member of the Grace Methodist church and Rochester Lions club and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving besides his wife are one son, Charles Keith [BARTS], two years of age; his parents, Rochester; one brother, Joseph [BARTS], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. June VRANA, Rochester, and Mrs. Alice SROUFE, Macy; one niece and four nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grace Methodist church, with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating, assistd by the Rev. James REFFETT and the American Legion. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ferris Hatfield
Mrs. Ferris [BRYANT] HATFIELD, 60, Talma, who with her husband, Ralph [HATFIELD], operated the Talma general store, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at her residence after an illness of three weeks.s
A native of Akron, Mrs. Hatfield had spent her entire life in Fulton county, most of it in Talma. She was born June 8, 1898, the daughter of Phillip and Florence NELSON BRYANT.
She was married May 29, 1932, in Akron and was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband; her step-mother, Mrs. Cora BRYANT, Talma; a sister, Mrs. Glen EMMONS, Talma; a brother, Estel BRYANT, Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG, Huntington, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 24, 1959

Robert J. Minglin
Robert J. MINGLIN, 39, 429 West Fifth street, died Monday at 9 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient the past week. Death came after six months' illness and was attributed to uremic poisoning, following a gallbladder operation.
Employed as custodian of Lincoln junior high school, Mr. Minglin was born near Logansport on March 29, 1919, the son of William R. and Rosa DOHLE MINGLIN. He was married April 1, 1945, at Rochester to Willetta Van LUE, who survives. Mr. Minglin had resided in Rochester since 1935, coming here from Logansport.
He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Rosa Jane [MINGLIN], 11; one son, Richard J. H. [MINGLIN]; his mother, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth HOOVER and Mrs. Margaret KINGERY, both of South Bend; two brothers, Charles and Glen [MINGLIN], both of South Bend, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS of the First Baptist church officiating, assisted by the Rochester American Legion Post. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Edward F. Raymer
Edward Floyd RAYMER, 67, Peru, a former barber in Rochester, died Monday night at Peru of a heart ailment after an illness of seven weeks.
He was born July 18, 1891, in Winamac, the son of John and Clarissa HICKLE RAYMER. He was married Jan. 27, 1909, in Plymoth to Florence FALCONBURY of that city. Mr. Raymer had lived in Peru 10 years, moving there from Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Waldron (Charlene) HUDKINS, Knox, and Mrs. Norman (Tye) DUDDLESON, Plymouth a son, Francis [RAYMER], Miami, Fla.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles RAYMER, Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Danielson and Van Gilder funeral home, Plymouth, with Father William SHERIDAN of Plymouth in charge. Burial will be in Memorial cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 25, 1959

Florence Bouse
Mrs. Florence BOUSE, 82, died Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Landis nursing home at Argos. She had resided at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harley SPRAY, 416 West South street, Argos.
Death came after a three-year illness.
Born Aug. 16, 1876, at Silver Lake, she resided in the Argos community 50 years. She was married in 1894 to Charles A. BOUSE, who died in 1941. Her parents were Charles and Alice SEBRING HILL.
Mrs. Bouse was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. SPRAY and Mrs. Edwin PEARSON, R.R. 3, Plymouth, and one brother, Hugh D. HILL, Niles, Mich.
Rites will be Friday at 3 p.m. in the Argos Methodist church with the Rev. E. J. PETERS officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today until 1 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the service.

Dorothy Wall
Mrs. Dorothy DENISTON WALL, 51, Lebanon, died suddenly at 5:30 a.m. today of a heart attack. Death came at a motel near Detroit, where she and her husband, Richard , were staying overnight while enroute to Pittsburgh on business.
Mrs. Wall, a native of Rochester had not been ill previously. She and her husband had stopped in Detroit to visit her sister, Mrs. Barbara STETSON, and family.
A resident of Lebanon since 1943, Mrs. Wall had gained national prominence as a breeder of Angus cattle. She was serving as president of the auxiliary organization of the International Angus Breeders Association at the time of her death.
Born in Rochester on Jan. 18, 1908, she was the daughter of Arthur Leroy and Ada DENISTON. She graduated from Rochester high school in 1927 and attended Indiana university. She was married at Rochester to Richard WALL and the couple lived in Rochester until moving to Lebanon.
She was a member of Delta Gamma social sorority, of the Presbyterian church and was active in Tri Kappa sorority, once holding state office.
As an Angus breeder, her cattle appeared in most of the top exhibitions throughout the midwest.
Surviving are her husband, a manufacturer's representative; two sons, Richard [WALL], Jr., a student at Kanss State university, and Steven [WALL], at home; one daughter, Marcia [WALL], a senior at Lebanon high school; one brother, William DENISTON, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. STETSON, Detroit.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is being returned to Lebanon.

Thursday, March 26, 1959

Dorothy Wall
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy DENISTON WALL, 50, a native of Rochester, will be at 1 p.m. CST Saturday at the Presbyterian church in Lebanon. Burial will be there in the Dover cemetery, Ind. 32, West. Friends may call at the Russell and Hitch funeral home in Lebanon.
Mrs. Wall died suddenly Wednesday morning of a heart attack at the home of friends in Bloomfield, Mich., where she and her husband, Richard [WALL], were visiting while on their way to Lansing. She was scheduled to appear on the program of the Michigan State university Futurity Show and Sale.
The Walls reside at High Point Farms, R.R. 4, Lebanon, where they were engaged in the breeding of Aberdeen Angus cattle. She was a former president of the American Aberdeen Angus Auxiliary, the organizer and president of the Indiana Women's Auxiliary and president of the Indiana Womens Auxiliary and director of the West Central Angus association.
Mrs. Wall was an active member of the Manitou chapter of D.A.R. while she resided in Rochester. During World War II the Walls resided in Indianapolis and she was the director of the Civilian Defense Drivers Corps. She was featured in a "Whose Who of American Women," which was published recently.
She was the daughter of the late Mt. and Mrs. A. L. DENISTON, Rochester, a graduate of Rochester high school and attended Indiana university.
The body was returned to Lebanon Thursday accompanied by Mr. Wall and her sister, Mrs. Parker F. STETSON of Detroit. Her brother, William H. DENISTON, and wife left for Lebanon this morning to be with the family.

Friday, March 27, 1959

Ella M. Hill
Mrs. Ella May PRIEST HILL, about 82, Plymouth, died this morning at Parkview hospital, in Plymouth. Mrs. Hill was the widow of Edward M. HILL, who preceded her in death May 27, 1955.
Mrs. Hill was born the daughter of Zachary T. and Lora Matilda LACKEY PRIEST. She was married to Mr. Hill Dec. 25, 1898.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Loreen HILL, at home, Mrs. Mildred SPARKS, Hammond, and Mrs. Jenesee BARKER, Portage, Wis.
The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Blanche Edington
Word has been received here of the death in Manchester, O., of Mrs. Blanche EDINGTON, 81, mother of Charles EDINGTON, who lived in Rochester until about two weeks ago.
Mrs. Edington died last Sunday morning aftr being in ill health for several years and bedfast for the last 20 months. Burial was in Manchester last Tuesday.
Other survivors are a son, two daughters, a sister, a brother, ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Charles Edington moved to Manchester two weeks ago.

Saturday, March 28, 1959

Ella May Hill
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Ella May HILL, 81, who died at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, at 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Mrs. Hill was a native of Rochester, being born here March 31, 1877, the daughter of Zachary Taylor and Laura Matilda LACKEY PRIEST. On Dec. 25, 1898, she was married here to Edward M. HILL, who preceded her in death on May 27, 1955.
Mrs. Hill, a housewife, had lived in Plymouth for the last two years, moving there after living at Inwood for 12 years. She moved from Rochester in 1917. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Loreen HILL, Plymouth; Mrs. Zelna (Mildred) SPARKS, Hammond, and Mrs. Joseph (Jenesse) BARKER, Portage, Wis.; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Amy MARSHALL, Whiting, and Mrs. Della THRUSH, Milwaukee, and a brother, Arnold PRIEST, South Bend. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
The Rev. Richard MITCHELL of Fort Wayne, formerly pastor of the Rochester Baptist church, will be in charge of services. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 3 p.m. today.

Monday, March 30, 1959

Nellie E. Howard
Mrs. Nellie E. HOWARD, 86, 700 Pontiac street, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since March 13. Mrs. Howard was the widow of William A. HOWARD, long time Rochester jeweler.
She was born in New York in 1872 but had lived in Rochester for about 75 years. She was the adopted daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. LYNK, former station agent for the L.E. & W. (now the Nickel Plate) railroad here.
Mrs. Howard was married here Dec. 16, 1897. Mr. Howard preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1948. A housewife, she was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church.
Surviving are two sons, Ayrton [HOWARD], LaPorte, and George [HOWARD], Rochester. A brother, George [LYNK], preceded her in death.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where funeral arrangements are pending.

Debra Dee Zellers
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. today at Bruce Lake cemetery for Debra Dee ZELLERS, infant daughter of Ardis and Mary Ann ZELLERS of Kewanna. The Rev. Floyd SAXTON was in charge.
The child, born March 15 at Woodlawn hospital here, died Saturday at Riley hospital, Indianapolis.
Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Sandra Kay and Janice Marie [ZELLERS], and a brother, Norman Ray [ZELLERS], all at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Howard ZELLERS, Kewanna, and the maternal grandfather, Peter REINLANDER, who lives in Kansas.

Tuesday, March 31, 1959

Robert R. Drudge
Robert R. DRUDGE, 75, R.R. 1, Akron farmer, died at 2 p.m. Monday at his home. He had been in serious condition for the last week.
He was born March 19, 1884, in Kosciusko county, the son of William and Mary BOLEN DRUDGE. On March 10, 1943, he was married to Zella Lee CONRAD, who survives. Mr. Drudge had lived near Akron most of his life.
Surviving besides the widow are a brother, Charles [DRUDGE], R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The family has requested that flowers be omitted.
Friends may call at the funeral home after u p.m. today.

Nellie E. Howard
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Nellie E. HOWARD, 86, 700 Pontiac street, who died Monday morning at Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. George R. CRANE will be in charge and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Howard, widow of William A. HOWARD, long-time Rochester jeweler, had lived in Rochester for about 75 years. Two sons survive.

Wednesday, April 1, 1959

Harlan K. Talbott
Harlan K. "Sandy" TALBOTT, 51, a native of Fulton county, died suddenly about 4 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Plymouth. His death came as a surprise since he had not been seriously ill.
Mr. Talbott was supervisor of the Seven Up bottling plant at Plymouth. He had lived on a farm near Leiters Ford before moving to Plymouth. He was the son of the late James B. and Jennie HICKLE TALBOTT.
Surviving are the widow, Pearl E. MURRAY TALBOTT, and a son, Larry Lee [TALBOTT], both at home; a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Jeanne JAMES, Mishawaka; two grandchildren, Bobby and Linda Sue [JAMES], Mishawaka; five brothers, Maurice and Charles [TALBOTT], Rochester; Albert and Simon [TALBOTT], Kewanna, and Ralph [TALBOTT], South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. May KILE, Defiance, O., and Mrs. Belle SMITH, Columbus, O.
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Jay Howard
A 22-year-old Denver, Ind. truck driver burned to death in the blazing wreckage of his tractor-trailer early this morning after the outfit rammed a bridge and burst into flames on Ind.19, four miles south of Mentone.
He was identified as Jay HOWARD, R.R. 5, Peru, who was driving for the Elvin Murphy Trucking company of Denver.
State police and the Kosciusko county sheriff's office said Howard was enroute from Decatur to Mentone. The accident occurrd at 5:50 a.m. in Kosciusko county, a short distance from the Fulton-Kosciusko county line.
Officers surmised that Howard fell asleept at the wheel of the northbound vehicle. The tractor came loose from the trailer after hitting the south edge of an iron railing on the west side of the bridge and careened into the creek that the bridge spans.
The tractor was enveloped in flames almost immediately. Officers said that Howard apparently was not killed by the impact of the accident, but burned to death before he could escape from the tractor.
The force of the crash against the iron railing broke the trailer loose and caused it to travel to the highway on the north side of the bridge. It ended up across the road, blocking traffic.
Howard was the son of Harold and Louise PETRIE HOWARD, R.R. 5, Peru. He was born in Peru on Nov. 5, 1935.
Surviving are the parents; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret HOWARD, Chicago; two brothers, Laurence D. [HOWARD], Peru, and Donald L. [HOWARD], Triangle, Va.; three sisters, Linda K. [HOWARD], at home; Mrs. James (Martha) GRIMES, Stevensville, Newfoundland, and Mrs. William PEPPERS, Denver, Ind.
The body was to be removed from the Reed funeral home at Mentone to the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru, where funeral arrangements will be conducted.

Elva Robbins
Mrs. Elva ROBBINS, 87, Los Angeles, a native of Rochester, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday at Murphy Memorial hospital, Whittier, Cal., after breaking her hip. Mrs. Robbins had been ill one month.
She was born March 1, 1872, the daughter of Andrew and Angeline GOSS LACKEY. She was married to Charles ROBBINS. Mrs. Robbins had lived in California the last 35 years, moving there from Rochester.
Surviving are a son, Howard [ROBBINS], Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Gil (Angeline) TURNER, Hollywood, Cal.; Mrs. Clara Mae WRIGHT and Mrs. Walter (Edith) PERRY, both of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Edgar (Grace) BLEIGH, Glendale, Cal.; several nieces, nephews and grandchildren; three brothers, Harry LACKEY, Plymouth, and George and Herman LACKEY, both of Whittier, Cal.; and two sisters, Mrs. Guy (Ethel) MONGGOMERY, Whittier, and Mrs. Albert (Bertha) CLIFTON, Los Angeles.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Memorial Chapel of Forest Lawn cemetery, Glendale, Cal.

Thursday, April 2, 1959

[no obits]

Friday, April 3, 1959

Jay Allen Howard
Funeral services for Jay Allen HOWARD, 23, R.R. 5, Peru, who died Wednesday morning when his truck turned after striking a bridge south of Mentone, will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at the St. Charles church in Peru.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Paul A. WELSH will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
Friends may call at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru.

Charles I. Wells
Charles I. WELLS, 69, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 2:30 a.m. today at his home. Mr. Wells had been in serious condition for the last month.
A barber, he was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge 659, the Akron Church of God and the Akron library board. He had lived in Akron the last 46 years.
He was born Feb. 13, 1890, in Greensburg, Ky., the son of T. W. and Eliza BLAKEMAN WELLS. On May 26, 1946, he was married to Blanche SWARTZLANDER, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Charles [WELLS], Jr., Plymouth, Mich.; two grandsons, and two sisters, Mrs. Mattie SHAPINSKY, Scottsburg, Ind., and Mrs. Olin MAYFIELD, Memphis, Ind.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Harold CONRAD in charge. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Eva Clements
Mrs. Eva GILMAN CLEMENTS, 87, who had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Rolland (Edna) SMITH, R.R. 1, Rochester, for about the last 20 years, died Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock in San Antonio, Fla.
Mrs. Clements had gone to Florida last November for the winter.
The body is being returned to the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Saturday, April 4, 1959

Eva Clements
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, for Mrs. Eve GILMAN CLEMENTS, 87, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died in San Antonio, Fla, Thursday afternoon. The Rev. Charles W. COOK will be in charge, and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
The body is being returned from Florida early Sunday, and friends may call at the funeral home after 8 a.m.Sunday.

Monday, April 6, 1959

Martha Smith
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Martha Ann SMITH, 80, who died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday in the Miller nursing home, 719 Madison street. A patient there 14 months, she had been ill two years. Her residence was at 602 1/2 Madison street.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD of the First Christian church will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A native of Farmers City, Ill., Mrs. Smith was born March 19, 1879, the daughter of David A. and Amanda OFTERDINGER WALLER. She came here 15 years ago from Huntington. Married in Benton county June 10, 1903, her husband, Warren C. SMITH, died in 1944.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are a brother, Emerson [WALLER], Fowler; one granddaughter, Sue Ann PHEBUS, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Ernest D. BONINE, Rochester. One daughter, Mrs. Julia Ann PHEBUS, died in 1952.

Sollie Clemans
Sollie CLEMANS, 82, Macy farmer, died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday at his home one mile southwest of Macy. He had been ill one month.
Mr. Clemans was born Oct. 10, 1876, in Newcastle township, Fulton county, the son of David and Maria NICHOLS CLEMANS. He had lived in Macy for about 50 years.
On Dec. 3, 1898, he was married to Zella Mae DUEY, who died Oct. 17, 1957. Mr. Clemans was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are a son, Merritt [CLEMANS], R.R. 6, Rochester; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Gladys) COFFING, Macy. A daughter, Mrs. Florence MILLER, preceded him in death.
The Rev. I. T. ROGERS will conduct funeral services Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Macy Christian church. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the funeral. It was taken from the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, at noon today to the home, where friends may call.

Mrs. Howard Severied
Services for Mrs. Howard SEVERIED, 58, New Augusta, Ind., a former Monterey resident, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the New Augusta Lutheran church. Burial will be in New Augusta, also.
Mrs. Severied, sister of Mrs. Johanna WARREN and Isaac SLONAKER, both of Rochester, died Saturday at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis.
The former Noretta SLONAKER, Mrs. Severied was born May 30, 1920, the daughter of Plake and Effie WENTZEL SLONAKER.
Other survivors are the husband; two daughters, Sheila and Constance [SEVERIED], and a son, Ralph [SEVERIED], all at home; the mother of Gary and two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Betty) GOODMAN, Gary, and Mrs. Howard (Ethel) GOSS, Plymouth.

Leroy D. Shoda
Leroy D. SHODA, 72, former resident of Rochester, died Sunday at 2 p.m. at Logansport, where he resided on R.R. 4. Mr. Shoda had lived here about a year before returning to Logansport about six months ago.
The retired Pennsylvania railroadman is survived by the widow, Bernice SHODA.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Chase and Miller funeral home, Logansport, and burial will be in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to services.

Tuesday, April 7, 1959

Alice E. Barnett
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Miss Alice Emme BARNETT, native of Kewanna, who died Monday at the Miller nursing home in Rochester after a long illness. She was 90 years of age.
Burial will be in the Barnett cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.
A lifelong resident of Fulton and Pulaski counties, Miss Barnett had operated a restaurant in Winamac for several years. She was born Oct. 6, 1868, in Kewanna, the daughter of Michael Isaac and Mary BARNETT. She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth TROUTMAN, Kewanna, and Mrs. Claudia WENTZEL, Plymouth, and several nieces and nephews.

Russell D. Murphy
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Russell Dewey MURPHY, 61, a member of the Rochester police force, who died of a heart attack about 3:45 p.m. Monday at his home, 313 Jefferson street.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate at the rites, assisted by the American Legion, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Murphy had been laying the floor tile at his home and apparently had sat down to rest before going on duty at the police department. His body was found by his granddaughter when she came to the house from school.
A patrolman with the police department since Oct. 16, 1945, he was currently working on the night shift. Before joining the police force, Mr. Murphy had been employed 19 years by the Erie Railroad.
He was born Jan. 13, 1898, in Miami county and had lived in this community since 1901. He was married Nov. 5, 1928, at Goshen to Anna Irene SHOTT. His wife died Dec. 12, 1958. His parents were Zpheus and Clara RALSTON MURPHY.
Mr. Murphy was a member of the First Presbyterian church, the Fraternal Order of Police and of the Leroy Shelton Post of American Legion. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Joan FLOOR, Akron; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude BECK, Rochester; Mrs. Lulu BRYANT, Knox, and Mrs. Hazel ZIMMERMAN, Akron; three brothers, Jesse and Benjamin H. [MURPHY], both of Rochester, and E. Byron [MURPHY], South Bend; and several nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, April 8, 1959

Omer Rouch
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton for Omer ROUCH, 78, Fulton, who died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne. Death came after a month's illness.
The Rev. George CRANE of Rochester will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Salem cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Nov. 7, 1880, in Fulton county, Mr. Rouch was the son of Emmanuel and Amanda SHELTON ROUCH. He was married in 1915 to Claudia GOODNER.
A member of the Fulton E.U.B. church, he is survived by the wife and one brother, Vuel [ROUCH], Fulton.

Thursday, April 9, 1959

Mary C. Black
Mrs. Mary C. BLACK, longtime resident of Rochester, died at 90 years of age Wednesday at 10:15 p.m. in the Mabel Waddle nursing home, 2112 North Delaware street, Indianapolis.
Mrs. Black was the widow of George BLACK, who was a partner in the Black and Bailey Hardware in Rochester for 19 years until his death Dec. 24, 1943. The Blacks had resided many years at 1014 Monroe street.
Mrs. Black, in failing health for several years, had been residing in Indianapolis where her son, Thomas, lives.
Born in Miami county Sept. 4, 1868, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas BUTLER and had spent most of her life in the Rochester community. She was married Sept. 17, 1893, at Rochester.
Mrs. Black was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Eastern Star and Rebekah lodge. While a Rochester resident, she was most active in local women's affairs, also belonging to the Pythian Sisters, Victoria Reading Circle and Woman's Club.
Surviving are the son, Thomas [BLACK], Indianapolis; one grandson, Thomas [BLACK], Jr., a student at Wabash college; one granddaughter, Mrs. William PURCELL, Princeton, N.J., and numerous nieces and nephews. One son, John [BLACK], preceded her in death in 1918.
Funeral services will be Saturday 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 Friday.

John Siple
John "Jay" SIPLE, 82, Mishawaka, a native of Argos, died at 4 a.m. today of a heart seizure at St. Joseph hospital, Mishawaka, where he had been admitted at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. Mr. Siple had been ill several years.
He was born June 8, 1876, in Argos, the son of Jacob and Anna FISH SIPLE. He was first married to Myrtle SMITH, who died in 1904, and then to Dora MUNSELL, who died in 1932.
Mr. Siple had lived in Mishawaka since 1934, moving there from Argos. He was a farmer while living in Argos, but had been employed by the C. J. Turk company in Mishawaka. He was a member of the Jordan Baptist church, Argos.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne COOK, Akron; two sons, Floyd [SIPLE], Mishawaka, and Jacob [SIPLE], Culver; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Elzena HERNEW, South Bend, and a brother, Clyde [SIPLE], Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. The Rev. James REFFETT of the Jordan Baptist church will officiate and burial will be in the Jordan cemetery, Argos.

Friday, April 10, 1959

Homer L. Kiser
Homer L. KISER, 76, a former resident of Akron making his home in Highland, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at Highland hospital of a heart attack. Mr. Kiser had been ill one day.
He had lived in Highland for the last two years, moving there from Akron. He had operated the Shell service station in Akron for 26 years before moving.
He was born Nov. 1, 1883, in East Chicago. On April 14, 1905, in Wabash, he was married to Rose BALL. Mrs. Kiser died in 1956 at Akron.
Mr. Kiser was a member of Akron Masonic Lodge 659, the East Chicago Low 12 and the East Chicago Knights of Templar.
Surviving are a son, Harold [KISER], Highland, with whom Mr. Kiser made his home; two granddaghters; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Marie MILLER, Riverale, N.D., and Mrs. Bertha BREWER, South Bend.
The Rev. Maurice KESSLER will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Akron Masonic lodge and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Saturday, April 11, 1959

[no obits]

Monday, April 13, 1959

James Eiler
An accidental dynamite explosion hurled James EILER, 65, 315 East 14th street, about 40 feet through the air and killed him instantly Saturday afternoon on his farm five miles southeast of Argos.
Eiler moved to Rochester five months ago after living on the Marshall county farm for 25 years. He was removing stumps with the dynamite when the accident occrred.
Dr. James COURSEY, Marshall county deputy coroner, and Jerry GREENLEE, Marshall county sheriff, placed the time of death at about 2:30 p.m. They said Eiler apparently leaned over a box of the dynamite and accidentally exploded it.
Eiler's body was found by his wife, Evelyn [EILER], and a neighbor, Leonard LOWE, Rochester, about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. They had gone to look for him when Mrs. Eiler, a nurse at Woodlawn hospital, returned from work at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and her husband was not home.
Eiler had left Rochester with 5 1/2 pounds of dynamite about 8 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. Mrs. Eiler called Rochester police after she returned home and when they could tell her nothing of her husband, she and the neighbor went to the farm.
Eiler was born in Delaware county April 15, 1893, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin EILER. His first marriage was to Virginia ROOSE, who died in 1952. He then married Evelyn SHONK.
Surviving beside the widow are seven sons; James [EILER], Pierceton; Forrest [EILER], Camden; Glen [EILER], Jackson, Miss.; Harley [EILER], Elwood; Earl [EILER], Peru; Carl [EILER], Argos, and Floyd [EILER], a soldier who now is returning home by boat from Germany; four daughters, Mrs. Mary POE, Silver Lake; Mrs. Nedra BEAILLEY, Prestonsburg, Ky.; Mrs. Elnora SHIDLER, Goshen, and Mrs. Vera WILSON, Monterey, Tenn.
Also twenty-four grandchildren; a brother, Austin [EILER], Stanley, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth MONTELL, Mexico; a half-sister, Mrs. Ima CLARY, Wabash; a half-brother, Emmett [EILER], Walkerton, and a step-brother, Alva OVERHOLSER, Bedford, O.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Fulton Pilgrim Holiness church with the Rev. Lincoln LUKENS officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut church of the Brethren cemetery in Walnut township, Marshall county.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos.

Danny Benefiel
Danny BENEFIEL, 22, Elwood, drowned Sunday morning in Beaver Dam lake, north of Akron in Kosciusko county, when a sailboat capsized in about 50 feet of water.
A companion, Kenneth BRADBURN, 25, also of Elwood, was pulled from the water but Benefiel disappeared beneath the surface before rescuers could reach him. It was reported that Benefiel knew how to swim but Bradburn did not.
Dragging operations were begun immediately, but it was seven hours later about 6:10 p.m. before Benefiel's body was discovered. At one time, 14 boats were involved in dragging operations, with assistance from a Civil Air Patrol airplane.
The sailboat containing the two men capsized about 200 yards off the east shore of the lake around 11 a.m. Both men were dressed in heavy jackets which hampered their efforts to stay afloat.
The Mishap was witnessed from shore by Mike HUGHES, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Verl HUGHES of Alexandria. The Elwood men were visiting at the Hughes cottage. Mike Hughes ran to his parents cottage to summon help.
Verl Hughes went to the men's assistance in his motorboat and picked up Bradburn first. He saw Benefiel struggling to remove his jacket and finally escape from it. However, Hughes reported, by the time he had reached the spot where Benefiel had been swimming, the latter had disappeartedf.
Brandburn and Benefiel had come to the lake for the weekend with Barbara UMMEL, the Hughes' daghter, and Miss Dee TAYLOR, Frankton. The Hughes cottage is named "Here 'Tis."
Burket firemen began the dragging operations, with assistance from Dick HIGGINS, conservation officer of Kosciusko county. Later help came from Deputy Sheriff Don KARNS of Fulton county; Ray REKER, Fulton county conservation officer; Bob GRAY and Ed HAUSER, Akron special deputy sheriffs; State Troopers Wallace MANROW of Warsaw, Henry CRIPE of Goshen and Herschel HARPER and Robert CLEVENGER of Syracuse; the Warsaw sheriff's department and Wabash conser conservation officers.
The C.A.P. airplane which flew over the dragging site in hopes of sighting the body was piloted by Capt. H. M. HAZARD of Warsaw, who was accompanied by Jerry EASTBURG of Rochester, commander of Group Seven, Civil Air Patrol.
Women of the Burket Firemen's Auxiliary served coffee and sandwiches to the workers from Jack WITHERS' store and the lake shore.
The body was discovered near the area where Benefiel last was sighted.
A veteran of Marine Corps duty from 1953=55, Benefiel was employed at the Heinz Manufacturing company in Elwood and lived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert BENEFIEL, who were called to the scene.
Also surviving are two brothers, William and James [BENEFIEL], and two sisters, Judy [BENEFIEL] and Mrs. Donna BUTLER.
The body was removed to the Jackley funeral home in Elwood, where fneral arrangements are pending.

Lucille C. Cook
Mrs. Lucille C. COOK, 74. a lifelong resident of Kewanna, did Sunday morning in Woodlawn hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Cook was born Nov. 11, 1884, in Kewanna, the daughter of John and Mary CLELAND LEITER. She was married April 18, 1910, to Hugh COOK, who survives. Mrs. Cook was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving besides the widower is a son, Jack [COOK], of Chicago.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 14, 1959

William Voreis
William "Guy" VOREIS, 59, a native of Argos and a former resident of Rochester, died Monday in Chicago after an illness of two years. Mr. Voreis had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Edward LUEBKER, in Chicago during his illness.
He ws born Jan. 16, 1900, the son of Jacob and Estella CASTLEMAN VOREIS, and was married to Ineze FISHBURN, who died in 1940. Mr. Voreis lived in Argos until 1941, where he was employed by the Kosanke Brothers creamery.
He also had lived in Rochester and Nappanee and was last employed by the Haverstock funeral home in LaPorte.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Donnabelle) LUEBKER, Chicago, and Mrs. Leon (Patricia) WILLIAMS, Grovertown; a son, Robert [VOREIS) Argos; five grandchildren; and three brothers, James [VOREIS], Chicago, Dale [VOREIS], LaPorte, and Orville [VOREIS], Argos.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. E. J. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Carol Ann Burns
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Omega cemetery by the Rev. Ben POWELL for the infant daughter of Ivan, Jr. and Murial BURNS, R.R. 2, Akron.
The child died at birth at 8:35 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital here. The parents had named her Carol Ann [BURNS]. The couple has one other daughter, Judy [BURNS], about 12.

Nettie Costello
Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie COSTELLO, 84, Metea, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Metea Baptist church with the Rev. Raymond SHELTON officiating. Burial will be in Indian Creek cemetery.
Mrs. Costello died after a lingering illness Monday at 2:45 p.m. in Akron. The body will be taken from Sheetz funeral home at Akron to the home of a daughter, Mrs. William MANNING in Metea at 3 p.m. today and friends may call there until one hour before the funeral. The body will be taken then to the church to lie in state.
Born March 31, 1875, near Grass Creek, Mrs. Costello was the daughter of James and Mary BAUMAN WARE. She was married in 1893 to Levi BUNDY, who died in 1911. Her second marriage was to Edward POWNALL, who died in 1939. She married P. A. COSTELLO, who survives, in 1950.
Mrs. Costello was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Surviving besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. William (Olive BUNDY) MANNING, Metea, and Mrs. Louis ("B" BUNDY) TOBISON, Harvard, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Gail (Genevieve POWNALL) DAVIS, Muncie, and Mrs. Winnie (COSTELLO) BRAATZ, Arvada, Colo; one stepson, Jerry COSTELLO, Fargo, N.D., one sister, Mrs. Eva BEATTIE, Rochester; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, April 15, 1959

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Thursday, April 16, 1959

Martha A. Gottschalk
Martha A. SWANK GOTTSCHALK, 88, Green Oak, died at 4:10 a.m. today, at her home after a three months' illness.
Mrs. Gottschalk was born Aug. 14, 1870 in Miami county, the daughter of George and Fietta NOECKER SWANK. She was married Nov. 8, 1890, in Fulton county to William A. GOTTSCHALK, who died in December, 1953.
Mrs. Gottschalk had lived most of her life in Fulton county, residing in Green Oak for the last 56 years. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are four daughters, Miss May GOTTSCHALK, at home; Mrs Clarence (Bertha) MURPHY, Denver, Ind.; Mrs. Alice FOUTS, Rochester, and Mrs. Ralph (Laura) SHINDLER, R.R. 1, Rochester; two sons, Charles and Fred [GOTTSCHALK], both of R.R. 1, Rochester; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. The husband, a daughter, a grandson, three great-grandchildren, two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester E.U.B. church by the Rev. F. I. WILMERT of Wabash, assisted by the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
The body will be taken from the Foster & Good funeral home to the Gottschalk residence where friends may call between 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Saturday when the body will be taken to the church.

Elva Johnson
Mrs. Elva JOHNSON, 80, widow of John JOHNSON and a native of Fulton county, died Tuesday morning at her home in Chicago.
Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 1, 1879, in Fulton county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles HOOVER. For many years she and her father operated Hoover's grocery store on Main street in Rochester.
Mrs. Johnson's only survivor is a cousin, Mrs. Marie MILLER of Rochester.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday and burial will be in Streator, Ill.

Mrs. Clyde Biddinger
Mrs. Clyde BIDDINGER, wife of Clyde BIDDINGER, former resident of Leiters Ford, died Wednesday morning at her home in East Chicago.
The husband and several nieces and nephews survive.
Funeral services will be conducted in East Chicago Saturday at 2 p.m. Kermit BIDDINGER, R.R. 5, Rochester, a nephew, his wife and Clarence HINTON, a brother-in-law plan to attend the funeral.

Simon B. Zehner
Simon B. ZEHNER, 80, R.R. 3, Argos, a retired farmer, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home, four miles west of Argos, of a heart ailment. Mr. Zehner has been ill two months.
A lifelong resident of Marshall county, he was born Nov. 10, 1878, in Green township, the son of Michael and Melinda VOREIS ZEHNER. On June 10, 1900, he was married to Mina ZUMBAUGH, who died May 29, 1954. Mr. Zehner had lived in his present home for the last 50 years.
He was a member of the Argos Methodist church, a past master of Argos Masonic Lodge 399 and a member of the Marshall County Actual Past Masters' association.
Surviving are three sons, Henry and Welland [ZEHNER], of R.R. 3, Argos, Zehner home, and Milo [ZEHNER], Akron, O.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Newton CLEVENGER, Plymouth. A son, Orville [ZEHNER], died in 1951.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. E. J. PETERS of the Argos Methodist church at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
The Argos Masonic Lodge will conduct graveside rites.

Friday, April 17, 1959

Flora May Delp
Miss Flora May "Flo" DELP, 93, 1402 Main street, died about 11:15 o'clock this afternoon at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been taken Sunday after suffering a stroke. She had been in failing health for some time.
Born in Fulton county May 30, 1865, the daughter of the Rev. Edward J. and Mary Ann MOON DELP, she had spent almost her entire life in Fulton and Miami counties. She came to Rochester from Miami county in 1881 and was the last of a family of 12 children.
Miss Delp attended schools in the county and in Rochester, being graduated from Bryant and Stratton's business college in Chicago. She was employed in Chicago until returning to Rochester in 1893.
A member of the First Baptist church here since 1882, she had been active in various phases of church work, particularly as a Sunday School teacher in the primary department. She was employed for many years here as a bank clerk.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews as well as great-great-nieces and nephews.
The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Arthur V. Smith
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Arthur V. SMITH, 77, retired Kewanna businessman who died Thursday noon in Woodlawn hospital here.
The Rev. Charles W. COOK will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Smith was born in Kewanna June 28, 1881, the son of Joseph and Florence BURNS SMITH. He was a member of the Reformed church. His wife, Elba [SMITH], died June 2, 1957.
Surviving are a son, Carl [SMITH], Kewanna; one grandson and one sister, Mrs. Alpha HOESEL, Monterey.

Thomas S. Perdue
Thomas S. "Dad" PERDUE, 80, a former resident of Rochester, died at 8:25 a.m. Thursday at the home of a son in Arkansas. Mr. Perdue had been ill three years. He leaves 106 descendants.
He was born Nov. 16, 1869, in Roanoke county, Va. While residing in Rochester, Mr. Perdue made his home with a son, Henry [PERDUE], 500 East 14th street.
Among other survivors are two sons, Walter [PERDUE], Roanoke, Va., and Wilson [PERDUE], Roland, Ark.; two daughters, Anna [PERDUE], Roland, Ark., and Velma [PERDUE], who lives in Texas; forty-one grandchildren and sixty great-grandchildren.
Mr. Perdue's wife died in 1933, and two sons also preceded him in death. Mr. and Mrs. Henry PERDUE had visited him in Arkansas two weeks ago.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday and burial will take place in Roland, Ark.

Oliver E. Ferree
Oliver E. FERREE, 77, a native of Rochester, died Thursday at his home in Santa Monica, Cal., after an illness of two months.
Mr. Ferree, a retired railroadman, was born Aug. 23, 1881. He was a member of the Rochester Christian church, Rochester Chapter No. 90, Royal Arch Masons and Rochester Lodge No. 79 of the Masons.
Mr. Ferree had moved from Rochester to California about 10 years ago, following his retirement. His widow is among the survivors. Funeral services will be conducted in Santa Monica Tuesday.

Saturday, April 18, 1959

Flora May Delp
Funeral services for Miss Flora May "Flo" DELP, 93, 1402 Main street, who died about 1:15 p.m. Friday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist church of which she had been a member since 1882.
The Rev. James RHODES, pastor of the church, will be in charge and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.
Any alumni of Rochester Normal university who wish to send flowers may contact Mrs. Ada SHERBONDY, 524 East Ninth street, who is secretary-treasurer of the R.N.U. alumni association.

David A. Sinclair
David A. SINCLAIR, 75, R.R. 1, Argos, a farmer, died here at noon Friday at Woodlawn hospital of a heart attack suffered earlier in the day at an Argos elevator where he had gone on business.
Mr. Sinclair was born June 14, 1884, in Canada, and came to the United States in 1900. He lived in Michigan for a number of years, moving to Argos in 1933 from Chicago.
On July 1, 1916, in Wisconsin, he was married to Alvina SEBASTIAN, who died in February, 1953.
Surviving are a son-in-law, Harold GARDNER, Argos, and three grandchildren, Christina GARDNER, a student at St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, and Mike and Scott GARDNER, Argos. Mr. Sinclair's dfaughter, Mrs. Caroline GARDNER, died in 1958.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday by the Rev. Eldon EVANS of the Walnut Church of the Brethren at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Monday, April 20, 1959

Ralph K. Talbott
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Ralph K. TALBOTT, 49, Union township native. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Talbott died of a heart attack Saturday morning at his home in South Bend.
He was born April 15, 1910, the son of Bert and Jennie HICKLE TALBOTT. He was a member of the Masonic and Moose lodges.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dixie WALLACE, South Bend, and Mrs. James PITTMAN, North Liberty; one son, Bill [TALBOTT], Plymouth; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Belle SMITH and Mrs. Mae KILE, both of Ohio, and four brothers, Maurice and Charles TALBOTT, both of Rochester and Albert and Simon TALBOTT, both of Kewanna.

David Litweller
Mrs. Henry BUCHHOLZ, 1014 Monroe street, returned home Saturday from Preston, Ontario, Canada, where her father, David LITWELLER, died at the age of 64 after a four-month illness.
Mr. Litweller retired two years ago after teaching school for 40 years. Mrs. Buchholz's husband is a physics and science teacher at Rochester high school.

Tuesday, April 21, 1959

Ida E. Hart
Mrs. Ida E. HART, 78, of South Bend, a native of Akron, died at 5 p.m. Monday at Memorial hospital, South Bend. Mrs. Hart had been ill about five months.
She was born Dec. 10, 1880, the daughter of James and Martha SHRIVER KOFFEL. The widow of Elmer HART, Mrs. Hart had lived in South Bend for the last 40 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred CARAS, South Bend; a son, Donald HART, Palm Harbor, Fla.; three grandchildren, and a brother, Homer KOFFEL.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, April 22, 1959

Clem H. O'Blenis
Clem H. O'BLENIS, brother of Ray O'BLENIS, 512 West Ninth street, died at Veterans hospital in Marion this mortning at the age of 66 years. The body will be taken to the Foster & Good funeral home here, where rites are pending.

Jesse Button
Fire caused by an explosion fatally burned Jesse BUTTON, 44, R.R. 2, Kewanna, this morning while he was filling his tractor with gasoline on his farm three miles southwest of Fulton. Mr. Button died in Woodlawn hospital at 10:50 o'clock.
The tractor, which had an overhead gasoline tank, was in the barn when the gasoline exploded. The fire burned off all of Mr. Button's clothes.
His wife was attracted to the scene by the barking of the family dog. She and her husband's brother-in-law, Francis SERA, covered Mr. Button with a canvas to put out the fire and called the Fulton fire department. Sera lives in a housetrailer on the Button property.
Firemen administered oxygen with a resuscitator. Mr. Button was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance with a state police escort.
Among the survivors, in addition to the widow, are three daughters and a son.

Floyd J. Leasure
Mrs. Lee D. SHAFER, 1020 Madison street, has received word of the death in Long Beach, Cal., of her brother-in-law, Floyd J. LEASURE, a former principal of Grass Creek school.
Both Mr. Leasure and his wife, the former Fannie JONES, formerly taught school at Grass Creek. They moved to California about 25 years ago.
Services and burial were conducted in Long Beach.

Thursday, April 23, 1959

Jesse Button
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton for Jesse BUTTON, 46, who died in Woodlawn hospital Wednesday morning of burns sustained in a gasoline fire at his farm home three miles southwest of Fulton
The Rev. William KEITH will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Cline cemetery, Royal Center. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Button was alone about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and apparently had begun to fill his tractor with gasoline from an overhead tank in the barnyard. It is surmised that the gasoline spilled on him and ignited from some spark. The tractor itself was not burned.
Mrs. Button was attracted to the scene by the barking of the family dog. She and her brother, Frank SERA, rushed to Button's aid and smothered the fire with blankets. Sera was burned about the hands in this effort.
The Fulton fire department was summoned and used a resuscitator both at the farm and in the ambulance which rushed Button to the hospital. He died 15 minutes after admittance. Dr. Howard ROWE, Fullton county coroner, and Dr. Carson McGUIRE, deputy coroner, were called on the case.
The Button family had resided in Liberty township the past 10 years, moving there from Winamac.
Button was born March 27, 1913, west of Royal Center, the son of George and Anna KOSKO BUTTON. He was married March 15, 1937, to Kathryn SERA.
Surviving ar the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Eldon (Virginia) GOHN, R.R. 4, Rocheter; Mrs. Robert (Elsie) SHOUP, R.R. 1, Logansport, and Lois [BUTTON], at home; one son, Donald [BUTTON], at home; one granddaughter; two brothers, Forrest [BUTTON], R.R. 3, Winamac; Clyde [BUTTON], Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. W. L. BAUER, Logansport, and Mrs. James STELLHORN, Monon.

Elmina Insley
Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Elmina INSLEY, 82, who died at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton home of her daughter, Mrs. William (Ruth) ABBOTT. Death came after a three-month illness.
The Rev. William KEITH will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Insley was born in Bloomington, Ill., March 27, 1877, the daughter of Thomas and Alcinda ALLEN WOOD. She came to Fulton 38 years ago from Hoopeston, Ill.
She was married Jan. 12, 1889, to Othel INSLEY, who died Dec. 5, 1958. Mrs. Insley was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. ABBOTT; eight grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ellen LAFLEN, Hoopeston, Ill.

R. Elmer Cook
R. Elmer COOK, 72, retired Nickel Plate railroad telegrapher, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home six and one-half miles northeast of the city on R.R. 5. Mr. Cook had had asthma and a heart ailment for the last four years, but his death was sudden.
He was born March 23, 1887, in Litchfield, Ill., the son of Isaac and Effie BALEY COOK. On Aug. 25, 1909, in Cumberland, Md., he was married to Zola LANDIS, who survives.
In 1919 the Cooks came to Rochester from Farmers City, Ill. Mr. Cook was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving besides the widow, at home, are two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Ruth) HINDERER, Royal Oak, Mich., and Mrs. Wallace (Marguerite) SPERRY, Culver; two sons, Willard [COOK], Peru, and Dale G. [COOK], Toledo; thirteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. The parents and one granddaughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home, with the Rev. Wayne SWIHART, formerly pastor of the Tiosa Brethren church, in charge. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Clem O'Blenis
Final rites for Clem H. O'BLENIS, 66, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. O'Blenis died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Veterans hospital in Marion, where he had been a patient the past 35 years. He had been seriously ill the past week.
Born May 22, 1892, in Richland township, he was the son of William and Rosealva HASSENPLUG O'BLENIS. He was a member of the Grandview E.U.B. church and the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post 36 of Rochester. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are a brother, Ray O'BLENIS, 512 West Ninth street; a niece, Mrs. Floyd (Alvena) MOLLENCUPP, Kewanna; one nephew, William O'BLENIS, Rochester. His parents and three brothers preceded him in death.

Friday, April 24, 1959

Jennie Clayburn
Miss Jennie Elnora CLAYBURN, 87, died this morning at 9:15 o'clock in the Miller nursing home here, where she had been a patient since Tuesday. She resided at 1328 Monroe street and had been in ill health since November.
Born April 28, 1871, at North Manchester, Miss Clayburn was the daughter of William W. and Elizabeth STAVER CLAYBURN. She came to Rochester in 1928 from a farm six miles west of Rochester.
Miss Clayburn attended the First Christian church.
She is survived by three brothers, Otto and Fred [CLAYBURN], at home, and Edward [CLAYBURN], Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. She was the oldest of nine children.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. DST at 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 noon Saturday.

H. D. Stoner
H. D. [Hubbard Dubois Grave] STONER, 83, retired Akron banker, died at 3:20 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Stoner had been ill eight months.
He had worked at the Akron Exchange State Bank 59 years and had been president of that institution more than 30 years. At the time of his death he was a director of the Akron bank and also a director of the First National bank here.
Mr. Stoner was a past president of the 50-Year Bankers Association of Indiana, Indianapolis, and a member of the Akron Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodge.
He was born Jan. 5, 1876, in Kosciusko county, the son of Fletcher and Marietta BLACK STONER. Married to the former Pearl LEININGER, he had lived nearly his entire lifetime in Akron.
Surviving are the widow, at home; two daughters, Mrs. William (Gladys) MITCHELL, Akron, and Mrs. Fred [Georgia] SENGER, Peru; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Frank (Lily) HALDEMAN, Akron.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. DST Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER in charge. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, April 25, 1959

Milo LaRue
Milo LaRUE, 85, retired Akron railroad man, died at 10 p.m. Friday at the Williams nursing home, South Bend, after a year's illness.
He was born Aug. 22, 1873, in Fulton county, to Lewis and Mary Jane NOFTSGER LaRUE, and had lived in the county most of his life. In September, 1896, he was married to Grace SAYGER, who died in 1950.
Surviving are two sons, Devur [LaRUE], Akron, and Cleo [LaRUE], Plymouth, and two sisters, Mrs. Earl HARMON, Roann, and Mrs. Julia WARNER, Los Angeles.
Funeral services will be conductd at 2:30 p.m. DST Monday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, with burial in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Blanche Hisey
Word has been received here of the death of Blanche HISEY, 67, longtime Rochester resident, Friday at Lakeview, O.
The body is being returned to Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where funeral services are pending.

Monday, April 27, 1959

Elta Hisey
Funeral rites were held this afternoon in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Miss Elta Blanche HISEY, 68, longtime Rochester resident, who died at 8 p.m. Friday in the Mary Rutan hospital at Bellevontaine, O. She had been ill three months.
The Rev. George CRANE officiated at the rites and burial was in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township.
Miss Hisey had been living in Russell Point, O., the past two years, moving there from Rochester, where she spent all her life. She was born May 29, 1890, in Newcastle township, the daughter of Perry and Rebecca EVERINGHAM HISEY.
Surviving are an aunt Mrs. Grace EVERINGHAM, Russell Point, and two cousins, Walter McCALL of Rochester and Oliver McCALL, Portland, Ore. Preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, Charles [HISEY], and one sister, Leota [HISEY].

Tuesday, April 28, 1959

Frank Fouts
Frank FOUTS, 71, R.R. 1, Macy farmer, died in Woodlawn hospital at 4:45 a.m. today of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had suffered a stroke in the barn at his farm about 8 p.m. Monday.
A Macy resident for 66 years, Mr. Fouts was born in Sutton, Mass., on Jan. 29, 1888, to Joseph and Delilah CLEMANS FOUTS. He moved to the Macy vicinity from Boston.
On Feb. 11, 1913, he was married in Rochester to Beulah Irene CURTIS, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Marjorie) FIELDS, Peru; two sons, Harold [FOUTS], Rochester, and Willis [FOUTS], Macy; seven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Faye ROBINSON, West Haven, Conn. A brother, Walter Stratton [FOUTS], preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Macy Christian church with the church pastor, the Rev. I. T. ROGERS, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
Friends may call at Zimmerman Brothers fneral home here aftr noon Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church Thursday from 1 p.m. until the services.

Charles T. Beets
Charles T. BEETS, 79, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 10:30 p.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient one week. He had lived for the last seven years in the Beets-All cottage on the west side of Lake Manitou.
The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where rites are pending.

Wednesday, April 29, 1959

Eugene Hunneshagen
Eugene HUNNESHAGEN, 84, Kewanna, died at 10:45 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home here, where he had been a patient for the past eight months. He had been seriously ill the past 10 days, in ill health the past 15 years.
Born Oct. 3, 1874, in Union township he was the son of Adolph and Wilhelmina HUNNESHAGEN. He was married Sept. 9, 1902, to Anna LEITER, who died May 5, 1912. He was married Jan. 10, 1921, to Fannie LANDIS. She preceded him in death Oct. 28, 1948.
Mr. Hunneshagen was engaged in farming in Union township all his life. He was a member of the former St. Paul's Reformed church of Bruce Lake.
Surviving are four sons, Hugh V., Ralph L., Walter [HUNNESHAGEN], all of Rochester, and Chester [HUNNESHAGEN], Charleston, W. Va.; one daughter, Mrs. William (Kathryn) CENTNER, Arlington, Va. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements tentatively have been set for Friday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

R. Lee Overstreet
R. Lee OVERSTREET, 86, who was associated with Overstreet's Resort at Lake Manitou for 15 years, died at 1:40 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home, where he had lived for the last two years. He had been seriously ill for about five months.
Mr. Overstreet was the father of Kenneth OVERSTREET, who operated the resort busines on the southwest side of Lake Manitou until selling it a few years ago.
A 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge at Pittsboro, Ind., Mr. Overstreet was a past master of the lodge. He also was a member of the Pittsboro Christian church and of the Brightwood chapter of the Order of Eastern Star at Indianapolis. He had been a farmer until he retired from that occupation in 1940.
Mr. Overstreet was born in Lizton, Ind., on Jan. 22, 1873, the son of Aaron and Catherine ELDER OVERSTREET. On Jan. 23, 1879, he was married in Pittsboro to Julia KEENY, who died in 1938.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Max (Clarice) DAVIS, Speedway City, Ind., two sons, Kenneth [OVERSTREET], of Rochester and Noblesville, and Charles [OVERSTREET], Sheridan; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son, three sisters and five brothers preceded him in death.
Services in Rochester will be at the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. The body then will be removed to the Gregory funeral home at Pittsboro. Services in Pittsboro will be in the Christian church at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Raymond O'HAVER officiating. Masonic rites also will be conducted. Burial will be in the K. of P. cemetery at Lizton.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today and at the Gregory funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Charles T. Beets
Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Charles T. BEETS, 79, Lake, who died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital of a heart ailment.
Burial will be in Galveston. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Beets, ill for the past week, had been a hospital patient since April 20. He had resided seven years in the "Beets-All" cottage on the west side of Lake Manitou. A native of Peoria, Ill., he was born July 28, 1879, the son of Thomas and Ellen BEETS. He was married in 1900 to Nora DAVIS, who died in 1932.
Surviving are one son, John [BEETS], Kokomo; four daughters, Mrs. John FETTERS, Roann; Mrs. Virgil SCOTT, Peru; Mrs. Al HARBER, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Joe GILMORE, New York City, and one brother, Chester [BEETS], Frankfort.

Thursday, April 30, 1959

Mildred Thompson
Mrs. Mildred Pauline THOMPSON, 54, 329 Jefferson street, died Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since April 23. She had been seriously ill since her admittance to the hospital.
A lifelong resident of this community, she was born Oct. 2, 1904, in Richland township, the daughter of Alva Paul and Harriet Lovina WALTERS KALE. She was married here June 26, 1926, to Dallas THOMPSON, who died Nov. 14, 1958.
Mrs. Thompson was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marvin HAYS, Rochester; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jacob MILLER, Sr., Mrs. Claude JOHNSON and Mrs. Virgil LONG, all of Rochester, and three brothers, Walter KALE, Rochester; Charles KALE, Mishawaka, and Paul KALE, East Chicago.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at 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.

Thelma Krouse
Mrs. Thelma Grace KROUSE, 47, Tiosa native, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at her home five miles southeast of Argos after an illness of one and one-half years.
Born Jan. 16, 1912 to David and Molly DREW SWIHART, she had lived all her life in Fulton and Marshall counties. She was married Marc 23, 1939, to Lloyd KROUSE, who survives, and was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving besides te widower are a brother, Melvin SWIHART, Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Ruth BAILEY, Tippecanoe, and nine nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Wayne SWIHART Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Tiosa Brethren church, with burial to be in New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the residence, where the body is being taken from the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos, after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, May 1, 1959

Leo W. Beehler
Leo W. BEEHLER, 54, a lifetime resident of the Richland Center vicinity, died at his home on R.R. 1, Rochester, at 10:45 p.m. Thursday of a coronary embolism. He had been ill since last November.
Born in Richland township April 14, 1905, he was the son of William and Christina COPLEN BEEHLER. On Dec. 18, 1926, he was married in Huntington to Treva L. HAMLETT.
Mr. Beehler was a mechanic at the Jennings Motors Corp. in Rochester.
Surviving are the widow at home; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur D. (Mayzanna) PETERSON, Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandsons, Dennis and Douglas [PETERSON], also of Phoenix; four sisters, Mrs. Clair (Ruth) NELLANS and Mrs. Wilby (Rethal) EVANS both of R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Lee (Mary) THOMPSON, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Dwight (Alpa) ROUCH, Fulton; a brother, Clyde J. BEEHLER, R.R. 3, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Beehler's parents, a brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home here, with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating, assisted by the Rev. Lloyd MENERY. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after after 10 a.m. Saturday

Harvey A. Hessler
Harvey A. HESSLER, summer resident of Nyona Lake for 10 years, died in a Logansport hospital Thursday at 4:30 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Hessler had just returned from their winter home in Tavares, Fla., where they spent the winter.
Mr. Hessler was present president of the Nyona Lake Fish and Game Club, Inc.; he had served as president of the club also when the dam was constructed at the lake. He was interested in all community projects at the lake.
Mr. Hessler retired five years ago from railroad work and belonged to many Masonic organizations and the Lions club.
Besides the wife, he is survived by a son, Harvey HESSLER of Logansport, and a daughter, Mary Lou SKAGGS, Martinsville, and four grandchildren.
Services and burial will be Sunday in Plainfield, where he was born.

Saturday, May 2, 1959

Charles E. Mutchler
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist church for Charles E. MUTCHLER, 86, 1315 Bancroft avenue, who died at 3:45 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Mutchler had been a patient in the hospital for three days, since suffering a cerebral hemorrhage Tuesday.
The Rev. James RHOADS will have charge of the rites, and burial will be in Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Mutchler was born Jan. 19, 1873, near Upper Sandusky, O., to Jacob and Matilda WILMUTH MUTCHLER. When he was five years old, the family moved by wagon from that city to the Bearss community near Reiter. Except for living several years in Hammond and Kewanna, he was a lifetime resident of Rochester.
At one time the owner of the Ault Medicine company, Mr. Mutchler later became a carpenter. He was a member of the First Baptist churcvh and the Masonic lodge.
He was married at Young America Aug. 12, 1952, to Emma GILLILAND, who survives.
Other survivors include two stepsons, Edward and Orville GILLILAND, both of Rochester; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Chester McCALLA, also of here, and several nieces and nephews.

Mary B. Purcell
Final rites for Mrs. Mary Barbara PURCELL, 74, a lifetime resident of the Delong and Culver areas, will be in the Monterey Methodist church at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Paul JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Purcell died just before midnight Thursday in the Norman Beatty Memorial hospital at Westville, where she had been a patient six years.
She was born in Delong Feb. 28, 1885, the daughter of Nicholas and Emma HEMMINGER HARTZ. Mrs. Purcell was a member of the Monterey Methodist church.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Margaret PHILLIPS and Miss Ethel HARTZ, both of South Bend; Mrs. Netti REUTER, Dowagiac, Mich, and Mrs. Lena PERYAN, Mishawaka; and one brother, Harry HARTZ, R.R. 4, Rochester.
Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver.

Monday, May 4, 1959

Susannah B. Darling
Susannah B. DARLING, 78, Flora, mother of Virgil DARLING of Rochester and Clifford DARLING of Argos, died at 8 a.m. Sunday in Flora.
Other survivors include two other sons, George and Glen [DARLING], both of Bringhurst, Ind., and a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd PARTON, Edina, Mo.
Services will be in the Leiters funeral home at Flora at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Frank Pyle
W. Frank PYLE, 76, a native of Akron, died in his sleep sometime over the weekend at his home, 18 South Butler street, in the Irvington district of Indianapolis. Mr. Pyle had lived alone since the death of his wife. His own death came suddenly and without any previous illness.
Born Sept. 7, 1882 in Akron, he was the son of John H. and Mary NEWHOUSE PYLE. He was married in this city to Lois CRIM of Rochester and was a member of the Methodist church and the Knights of Pythias lodge.
A graduate of Akron high school and of Purdue university, where he earned a degree in electrical engineering, Mr. Pyle had been employed as an electrical engineer with the Indiana Public Service Commission the past 10 years. He had resided in Indianapolis for 18 years, moving there from Florida. Prior to that he was employed by the Duncan Electric company at Lafayette. From 1904-1908 he served as deputy county treasurer under his father.
Surviving are a brother, Charles PYLE, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Shirley Brothers funeral home, 5377 East Washington street, Indianapolis. Burial will be in the mausoleum at Washington Park cemetery, 10800 East Washington street.

Tuesday, May 5, 1959

John J. Trant
John J. TRANT, 74, Argos, died at 4 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after an extended illness.
Born Jan. 5, 1885, in Chicago, he had resided in Argos since 1935. His parents were John and Mary FEELY TRANT. He was married in 1914 at Chicago to Josephine COSTELLO, who died in 1956. Mr. Trant was a retired ceramic tile setter.
Surviving are one brother, Thomas [TRANT], Chicago; two nephews, both of Chicago, and one niece in Hammond.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Michael church at Plymouth with the Rev. Father James ROSE officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. The rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and friends may call there after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, May 6, 1959

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Thursday, May 7, 1959

Rodney Jay Coby
Graveside services were conducted this afternoon in the Akron cemetery for Rodney Jay COBY, who was stillborn at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw at 2:12 p.m. Wednesday. He was the son of Jay and Betty DEERING COBY of Akron.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD officiated, with the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron in charge.
Surviving besides the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Odus COBY, R.R. 4, Rochester, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover DEERING, R.R. 2, Akron.

Grace Hamlett
Mrs. Grace HESS HAMLETT, 78, died this morning at 2:45 o'clock in the Rochester nursing home where she had been a patient since Jan. 2. Death came after a long illness from a heart ailment. Mrs. Hamlett, who had resided with her sons the past three years, had been seriously ill since Dec. 16.
Born March 23, 1881, near Peru, she had resided in Rochester since 1902, having lived in Miami county until 1903 and then moving to Hamilton, O. Her parents were Evander Beckenridge and Isadora PIERSON ANDERSON. Her first marriage was in 1903 to George HESS, who died in 1921. She was married in 1925 to Washington HAMLETT, who died in 1953. Mrs. Hamlett was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two sons, George Russell HESS and Clifford William HESS, both of Rochester; one brother, Grover Cleveland ANDERSON, Brazil, and several step-children, and great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth E. FOULKE officiating, assisted by the Rev. George CRANE. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Jessie Urbin
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Kewanna Methodist church for Mrs. Jessie URBIN, 66, who died suddenly Wednesday morning at her home in Kewanna from a heart ailment. She was the widow of Guy URBIN.
The Rev. Charles W. COOK will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 7 p.m. today until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.
Mrs. Urbin was born Feb. 20, 1893, in Kewanna, the daughter of William and Jane GUISE LISEY. She was a member of the Eastern Star and of the Kewanna Methodist church. Her husband died in October, 1957.
Surviving are a son, John [URBIN], Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Jane KUMLER, Troy, Mich., and Martha Ann COOK, Kewanna; eleven grandchildren; one brother, John LISEY, Kewanna, and one sister, Mrs. Lulu WHARTON GOODNUFF, New Carlisle.

Friday, May 8, 1959

Glenn Miller
Mrs. Glenn MILLER, 78, wife of Charles G. MILLER, died at 7:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been admitted Wednesday evening. Death came from a heart ailment.
Mrs. Miller, who resided at Lake Manitou near Ellar's landing, had been in failing health several years and became seriously ill last Saturday.
Born May 13, 1882, in Kewanna, she had resided in Rochester the past 13 years, moving here from Kewanna. Her parents were George M. and Sarah APT CALVIN. She was married March 2, 1911, at Star City, to Charles G. MILLER, who survives.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Corean DIESKE, South Bend; Mrs. Edith BECKWITH, Belleville, Ill.; and Mrs. Rex (Mary) RIGGS, Rochester; three sons, Calvin G. MILLER, Hammond; Edward F. MILLER, Logansport, and Robert E. MILLER, South Bend; two step-children, Mrs. Pauline OVERPECK, Alexandria, and Carl MILLER, Munster; three sisters, Mrs. Fern BURNS and Mrs. Tavia HEMMINGER, both of Gary, and Mrs. Edwin WHARTON, South Bend; ten grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the First Christian church with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Star City. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 9, 1959

Susan Dillman
Services and burial were held this week for Mrs. Susan DILLMAN, 67, Mentone. who died in the Prairie View nursing home at Warsaw. She was the mother of Mrs. William (Nellie) SQUIRES of Talma and sister of Mrs. Emma BRAHMAN of Rochester.
Mrs. Dillman, who died Monday, was buried in the Mentone cemetery after serives conducted by the Rev. David GOSSER of Ligonier.
Born May 7, 1871, Mrs. Dillman was the daughter of Lawrence and Mary RICKEL DURFIN. On Sept. 15, 1894, she married Walter P. DILLMAN, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dillman was a member of the Mentone Methodist church and the Rebekah lodge at Tippecanoe.
Surviving besides Mrs. SQUIRES and Mrs. BRAHMAN are two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Mary) KELLY and Mrs. Cleora QUIER, both of Mentone; two sons, Russell [DILLMAN], Mentone, and Walter [DILLMAN], Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Nellise STEFFY, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Agnes WOODHOUSE, Peru; twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.

Glen McGrew
Glen McGREW, 55, Fulton well-driller and plumber, died of a heart attack Friday evening at Bunker Lake near Marcellus, Mich. The caretaker of a resort area at Bunker Lake found Mr. McGrew dead in a lake cottage at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Born Dec. 23, 1903, near Leiters Ford, Mr. McGrew had spent most of his life in the Fulton community. He was the son of Christopher and Clara LaBOUNTY McGREW.
On Dec. 15, 1928, he was married to Dolores BLACKETOR, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert and Donald [McGREW], both of Fulton; three grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Darwin (Sylvia) GROSSMAN, Elkhart, and Mrs. Dewey (Anna) CENTERS, Logansport.
Christian Science services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton with burial in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, May 11, 1959

Bernice O. Rynearson
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Bernice O. RYNEARSON, 71, who died about 9 a.m. Saturday at her home, 1114 Franklin avenue.
Dr. Claude YOUNG of the Grace Methodist church will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Rynearson's death was sudden. Her body was found by a neighbor about 11 a.m. Saturday. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, established cause of death as a coronary embolism.
Born Nov. 22, 1887, at Montoursville, Pa., she was the daughter of Bert and Aurilla MOON HALL. She was married Aug. 3, 1905, at Farragut, Pa., to Lowe RYNEARSON, who died Sept. 12, 1957. Mrs. Rynearson had lived at the Franklin avenue address since April 1, 1951, moving there from the Moore farm three miles east of Rochester.
Surviving are five sons, Earl [RYNEARSON], Hughesville, Pa., and Ellis, Woodrow, Reuben and Joseph [RYNEARSON], all of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah COPLEN, Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. James (Marjorie) COX, Elwood; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one brother, Justin L. HALL, Rochester. One daughter, Helen [RYNEARSON], prceded her in death in 1924.

Harold Overmyer
Services for Harold OVERMYER, 52, Mishawaka, a former Rochester resident, have been set for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park at Mishawaka.
Mr. Overmyer died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka. He had been ill four months.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry OVERMYER, he is survived by a brother, Raymond [OVERMYER], South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy MOYER, LaPorte; an aunt, Mrs. V. D. BECK, Rochester, and several cousins of Rochester.

Tuesday, May 12, 1959

Manford C. Newgent
Manford C. NEWGENT, 48, a member of the board of directors of the Fulton County Farm Bureau Cooperative the past three years, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday afternoon at his home near Kewanna.
He was born May 8, 1911, at Greencastle, the son of Thomas and Millie CRICK NEWGENT. His marriage was on Dec. 17, 1939, to Rosetta WOOLINGTON, who survives.
Mr. Newgent also was a member of the Methodist church, I.O.O.F. lodge, Pinhook Grange and Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert and John [NEWGENT], at home; one daughter, Betty Lou [NEWGENT], at home; two brothers, Don and Clyde [NEWGENT], Greencastle; and six sisters, Mrs. Floyd STODDARD, Mrs. Willard CLODFELTER and Mrs. Claude STEWART, all of Greencastle, Mrs. Franklin FORD, Roachdale, Mrs. Dale EUBANKS, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Ermal KALEY, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Millie Borton
Last rites have been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Forest G. Hay funeral home at South Bend for Mrs. Millie BORTON, 72, of that city, who died at 5:55 p.m. in her home, 718 East Wayne street. She had been ill since last September.
Mrs. Borton was a native of Fulton county, being born Dec. 17, 1886. She moved to South Bend from Kewanna in 1925. Mrs. Borton was a member of the Mothers of World War II.
Surviving are the husband, Earl R. BORTON; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford BATSON, Granger; three sons, Joe E. ROBINSON, Miami; Paul E. ROBINSON, and Vories J. ROBINSON, both of Mishawaka; two step-children, Mrs. Clarence HENSEL, South Bend, and Russell E. BORTON, Santa Ana, Cal.; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Cora E. Heckathorn
Cora Edith HECKATHORN, 83, Macy, died Monday at 4:10 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital here following a nine-day illness.
A native of Fulton county, Mrs. Heckathorn was born June 17, 1875, the daughter of Frank and Sara Jane NIXON HARTMAN. She was married March 30, 1893, to Henry HECKATHORN, who died Oct. 14, 1955.
Mrs. Heckathorn had lived in Macy the past 10 years, moving there from Fulton county. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Alta EYTCHESON, Fulton; Mrs. Edna PRATT and Mrs. Goldie BAKER, both of Macy; three sons, Lester [HECKATHORN], R.R. 4, Rochester; Kirch [HECKATHORN], Nyona Lake, and Kenneth [HECKATHORN], Fulton; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Esta HARTMAN, Macy, and one sister, Mrs. Eva SOUTHERTON, Macy.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Richard SUMMER officiating. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, junction of U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 near Denver, or at the church one hour preceding the service.

Stanley Nelson
Funeral services were held this afternoon near Silver Lake for Stanley NELSON, 25, of near Pierceton, who was killed in a two-car crash Sunday on Ind. 13 just west of Liberty Mills in Wabash county. He was the nephew of Mrs. Orville HARTZLER, 1121 Washington boulevard.
Operator of the Mentone Co-op Feed Mill, Nelson died from injuries suffered when his car collided with another operated by Paul LEWIS, Jr., 29, Marion. Lewis, his iwfe and their two children were not seriously hurt.

Wednesday, May 13, 1959

Sarah Reid
Mrs. Sarah "Sadie" REID, 91, a native of Akron and former Rochester resident, died sudeenly at the Masonic home in Franklin at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. She had lived at the home the last 10 years.
Born Aug. 24, 1867, she was the daughter of William and Catherine KOONS BITTERS. On Oct. 24, 1893, she was married in Rochester to Lester S. REID, who died in 1919.
Mrs. Reid ws a member of the Grace Methodist church here and the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are a son, Paul [REID], Ferndale, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Marian) BECK, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. A. A. GAST, Akron; two granddaughters, and five great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded her in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Mrs. John H. Johnson
Mrs. John H. JOHNSON, former resident of Rochester, died Tuesday night at the Newaygo County Convalescent hospital near Fremont, Mich. She resided at White Cloud, Mich.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Floyd THOMAS, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert WAGONER, R.R. 6, Rochester; and two sons, Harry JOHNSON, Rochester, and Lewis JOHNSON, R.R. 5, Rochester.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, May 14, 1959

Alice M. Imler
Mrs. Alice Maude IMLER, 69, died today at 5:50 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for the past 10 days. Mrs. Imler who resided five miles northeast of Rochester, had been in ill health from a heart ailment the past 2 1/2 years.
Born May 11, 1890, in Tippecanoe county, she was the daughter of Anthony and Mary WHITE CHAPMAN. She was married Dec. 24, 1914, at Colburn, Ind., to Caughey R. IMLER, who survives. The Imlers resided northeast of here the past 13 years.
Mrs. Imler was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are seven daughters, Mrs. Floyd COL- - -, Frankfort; Mrs. Basil ALLEN, Rochester; Mrs. Arthur WARD, Convoy, O.; Mrs. Kenneth PERKINS, Anderson; Mrs. William D. BUSH, Brookston; Mrs. Max HOFHERR, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Leroy HERREN, Niles, Mich.; one son, William Jasper IMLER, Flora; twenty-eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Anna BASINGER, Lafayette, and two brothers, Harry and Lewis CHAPMAN, both of Lafayette.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Athens E.U.B. church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON of Claypool officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Mrs. John H. Johnson
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the North Liberty Methodist church for Mrs. John H. JOHNSON, former Rochester resident, who died at Fremont, Mich., Tuesday night. She resided at White Cloud, Mich.
Surviving are four sons, Harry and Lewis [JOHNSON], both of Rochester; Wayne [JOHNSON], North Liberty, and Worth [JOHNSON], Chicago, and five daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Marjorie) THOMAS and Mrs. Robert (Mary) WAGONER, both of Rochester; Mrs. Cecil (Mabel) HAINES, Nappanee; Mrs. Harold (Genevieve) BRYANT, Eau Claire, Wis., and Mrs. Kenneth (Daisy) DOAN, North Liberty.
Burial will be at North Liberty.

Dora B. Steinke
Mrs. Dora B. STEINKE, 78, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at her home near Kewanna.
Born near Crawfordsville on March 10, 1881, she was the daughter of B.N. and Cerilda BOOHER GRIMES. She was married Dec. 19, 1900 to Charles STEINKE, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Jess Van CLEAVE, Waukegan, Ill.; Carl STEINKE, Pekin, Ill., and Ralph STEINKE, Romeo, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Florence BROWN, Kewanna, and Mrs. Bessie McCLAIN, Pekin, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. One son, Leo [STEINKE], preceded her in death.
Mrs. Steinke was a member of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church.
Rites are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where friends may call after noon Friday.

Sarah Reid
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah "Sadie" REID, 91, a native of Akron and former resident of Rochester, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, rather than at 10 a.m. as previously announced.
Rites will be conducted at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate.

Rosea Miller
Mrs. Charles M. (Rosea) MILLER, [88], who lived in Akron until about three years ago, died at 12:45 a.m. today at the Lee Memorial hospital in Dowagiac, Mich.
She had lived with her son, Ernest [FLOOR], in Dowagiac the last three years.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Friday, May 15, 1959

Stella M. Parkington
Mrs. Stella M. PARKINGTON, 79, Kokomo, aunt of Mrs. Ray (Della) FULTZ of Rochester, died Wednesday morning at her home after more than a year's illness.
Born near Rochester on Sept. 8, 1879, she was the daughter of Frank and Edna CRIPE DOWNS. In 1906, she married Charles E. PARKINGTON of the Parkington Outdoor Advertising company. She was a member of the Presbyterian church in Kokomo.
Surviving besides Mrs. FULTZ, are the husband and several cousins of Rochester.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Long funeral home at Kokomo. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery at Kokomo.

Rosea Miller
Services for Mrs. Charles (Rosea) MILLER, 88, a former Akron vicinity resident who leaves 100 descendants, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Silver Creek Church of God northeast of Akron. The Rev. Victor YEAGER will officiate and burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery three miles south of Silver Lake.
Mrs. Miller, who suffered a broken hip three weeks ago, died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday at the Lee Memorial hospital in Dowagiac, Mich. She had made her home with a son, Ernest FLOOR, near Dowagiac for the last three years.
A native of Peru, Mrs. Miller was born March 28, 1871, to Francis and Elizabeth MEEK LAMBERT. Her first marriage was to Sam FLOOR, who died in 1922. In 1928, she married Charles MILLER; he died in 1956.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving are six sons, Ernest FLOOR, Dowagiac; Roy FLOOR, South Bend; Levi FLOOR, Mishawaka; Gail FLOOR, Peru; Ira FLOOR, Milwaukee, and Delbert FLOOR, Wabash; thirty-eight grandchildren; fifty-six great-grandchildren, and a brother, William LAMBERT, North Manchester. A daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth REED, died in 1957.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today and until noon Sunday, when the body will be taken to the church.

Harvey Anderson
Harvey ANDERSON, 89, Argos, died Thursday noon at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth from a heart attack suffered three hours previously. He had been ill the past month and in failing health several years.
Born June 2, 1869, near Warsaw, he was the son of John and Emaline HATFIELD ANDERSON. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Mr. Pleasant community east of Plymouth before moving to Argos in 1938. He was married in 1895 to Sadie HIGGINS, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ethel) WOOLLEY, Bremen; two sons, Homer ANDERSON, Plymouth, and Orville ANDERSON, Knox; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one brother, Noah ANDERSON, Plymouth.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant cemetry east of Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 16, 1959

Ralph A. Cook
Word has been received here of the death of Ralph A. COOK, 68, LaPorte, a native of Leiters Ford. Mr. Cook died May 5 at the Holy Family hospital in LaPorte.
Mr. Cook had been owner of a radio and telegision service store in LaPorte for the last 40 years.
Surviving are the widow, the former May HINTON who was born in Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Sella MORRISON, Springfield, Ill., and Mrs. Harry T. MOORE, LaPorte; three sisters, Mrs. Fred BRUGH, Leiters Ford and Mrs. Cleve CRABB and Mrs. Tot STANG, both of Culver, and three grandchildren.
Services and burial were in LaPorte.

Monday, May 18, 1959

Bernard Clayton
Bernard CLAYTON, 72, a Rochester native who had purlished three Indiana newspapers during a long journalistic career which began in this city, died during his sleep Sunday morning at his home in Zionsville. He had been ill the past six months with lung cancer.
Mr. Clayton had been in retirement since 1955, when he sold The Zionsville Times, a weekly newspaper, after 21 years as its publisher. He also had published The Akron News from 1919-22, leaving that weekly to purchase and operate The Tipton Tribune, a daily publication, for another two years before going to Zionsville in 1924.
Born in Rochester on June 14, 1886, he was the son of George and Minnie STIEGLITZ CLAYTON. After gradation from Rochester high school in 1906, he went to work for The Rochester Sentinel under the late Henry A. BARNHART, publisher, and served as the paper's city editor until the outbreak of World War I.
During the first World War, Mr. Clayton served overseas as a field recreational representative for the YMCA. Following the war he was employed on newspapers in Fort Wayne before entering the publishing field with the purchase of The Akron News.
Mr. Clayton was active in many civic endeavors during his long residence in Zionsville, helping that community to grow from a country town to its present status as a metropolitan Indianapolis suburb. He was one of the founders of the Zionsville Lions club, served on the town board, was a founder of the Zionsville fire department and still held honorary membership in the department.
He was instrumental in orginating many community projects such as establishment of youth recreational activities and the erection of the town's modern water system. Long active in Boone county Republican politics, Mr. Clayton had served several times as delegate to the State GOP convention.
Mr. Clayton was a pioneer in the establishment of basketball as a community activity in Rochester. He played in the independent league which was formed here in 1907, serving as a center on the Manitou Rushers team. The sport then quickly caught on as a high school activity.
Mr. Clayton was a member of the Zionsville Methodist church and of the Zionsville Masonic lodge.
He was married first to Lenora CONDON of Rochester. She died in April, 1953. His second marriage was in 1956 to Jean GEMMER of Zionsville, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Bernard CLAYTON, Jr., San Mateo, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Martha) LaBORJE, Framingham, Mass.; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Marie SISSON, Rochester; Mrs. Floyd (Nellie R.) DEARDORF, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Harper (Maude) ALBIN, Kansas City, and one brother, L. J. "Jay" CLAYTON, Rochester.
Private funeral services for the family only will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Flanner and Buchanan Phillippi mortuary in Zionsville. The Rev. Robert W. SIEVERS will officiate and cremation will follow. Interment of the ashes will be in the Zionsville cemetery.

Charles A. Good
Funeral services were held this afternoon at White Pigeon, Mich., for Charles A. GOOD, 73, former Kewanna resident, who died at his home near Middlebury Saturday morning. Death came suddenly without any previous illness. Burial was in the White Pigeon cemetery.
Mr. Good was born in Pulaski county, Dec. 7, 1885, and had lived near Middlebory since moving from Kewanna 12 years ago. He was married Feb. 23, 1910 to Eva MASTERSON, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia GRIFFITH, Pierceton, and Mrs. Wilma HENDRICKS, White Piegon; four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Matt WEISENTERGER, Walton.

Vause Polen
Vause POLEN, Kewanna, died Sunday at the Fort Wayne Veterans hospital, where he had been admitted Friday. He had been in failing health for some time.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is being returned to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Tuesday, May 19, 1959

Vause Polen
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Vause POLEN, 75, Kewanna, who died Monday morning in Veterans hospital at Fort Wayne after a long illness.
The Rev. C. D. BARRINGER and the Rev. Floyd SAXTON will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Polen was born Feb. 24, 1884, at Gosport, O., the son of Mr. and Mrs. William POLEN. He was married June17, 1934, to Golda TAYLOR of Rochester, who survives.
He was a past master of the Kewanna Masonic lodge; a member of the Church of Christ, the Eastern Star and the American Legion.
Survivors besides the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Van BRINGLE, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Lucille BRUNK, Long Beach, Cal, and one brother, William [POLEN], Danville, Ill.

Wednesday, May 20, 1959

John Frettinger
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sharon church for John M. FRETTINGER, 79, R.R. 4, Rochester, who did Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after noon Thursday and the body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the service.
Mr. Frettinger was born Oct. 17, 1879, in Charleston, Ill., the son of James and Elizabeth ALLISON FRETTINGER. He was married to Della GOODWIN, who died in April, 1958.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hazel DARKWOOD, Chicago; Mrs. Gladys TURNER, Cessna Park, Ill., and Mildred [FRETTINGER], at home; six sons, Frank [FRETTINGER], Rochester; Ralph [FRETTINGER], Wanatah; David Paul [FRETTINGER], South Bend, and William, Roy and Walter [FRETTINGER], all at home; ten grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Minnie COOK, Independence, Ia.

Thursday, May 21, 1959

[no obits]

Friday, May 22, 1959

Charles Robertson
Funeral services were held this afternoon in Fort Meade, Fla., for Charles ROBERTSON, 81, former Lake Manitou businessman, who died suddenly of a heart attack Wednesday night at his home, 1115 Virginia avenue, Bartow, Fla.
Burial was in the Fort Meade (Fla.) cemetery.
Mr. Robertson for 42 years operated the Robertson Boat Landing on the north shore of Lake Manitou, now known as the Chaney Boat Landing. He had made his year-around home in Bartow since selling the local business six years ago.
He was born Dec. 25, 1877, at Liberty, Ind., and was married to Grace HARRISON of Rochester. Surviving are the wife; two sons, Wayne and Donald [ROBERTSON], one grandson, Charles [ROBERTSON]; one sister, Rose MARTIN, Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews.

Dr. John C. Glackman
Dr. John C. GLACKMAN, 78, Rochester physician and city health officer, was killed Thursday afternoon in a head-on auto collision on the U.S. 31 bypass at Kokomo.
Dr. Glackman, died of a crushed chest and internal injuries in St. Joseph hospital at Kokomo, two hours after the crash occurred at 3:25 p.m.
Also injured were Dr. Glackman's daughter, Mrs. John ISAACS, 28, Culver, and her two sons, Jackie ISAACS, 6, and Scotty ISAACS, 5. Mrs. Isaacs had scalp and right knee lacerations. Jackie sustained bruises. Both have been released from the hospital.
However, Scotty ISAACS still is a hospital patient today with possible internal injuries. The hospital said this morning that the child is "resting well."
The driver of the other car, Richard T. MARSH, 37, 4856 Barlow drive, Indianapolis, also was hospitalized with internal injuries and lacerations to the right knee and face.
According to state police and Howard county sheriff's deputies, the northbound 1957 Plymouth sedan driven by Marsh swerved across the center line and into the path of the southbound 1958 Mercury station wagon, driven by Glackman. The head-on collision occurred a fourth-mile south of the Chrusler Corporation transmission plant on the U.S. 31 bypass.
Marsh told police he did not know how the accident happened but officials were investiating the possibility that a tire blow-out might have caused the Marsh car to swerve into the path of Glackman's vehicle. No charges were filed. Both autos were demolished.
Marsh was enroute to work at the Chrysler plant. Dr. Glackman, his daughter and two grandsons were enroute to Rockport, on the Ohio river in Spencer county, to attend the high school graduation ceremony of Sharon GLACKMAN, Dr. Glackman's granddaughter.
The body was returned today from Kokomo to the Boldinghouse funeral home in Rockport. Funeral services are incomplete, but tentatively have been set for Sunday afternoon in Rockport.

Saturday, May 23, 1959

Bessie S. Brown
Miss Bessie S. BROWN, 81, died this morning at 7:15 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Wednesday. Miss Brown, who resided at 328 West Second street, had been bedfast the past five years.
Born Sept. 2, 1877, in Rochester, she had resided in this city her entire life. Her parents were Jacob F. and Mary M. SPOHN BROWN. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are one sister, Mamie F. BROWN, at home; and one niece, Mrs. Lillian CHRISTENSEN, Big Harbor, Mich. One sister, Harriett Belle BROWN, died April 20, 1957.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the fneral home after Sunday noon.

Dr. John Glackman
Funeral services for Dr. John C. GLACKMAN, Rochester physician, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Boldinghouse funeral home in Rockport. Dr. Glackman had practiced medicine 28 years in Rockport.
Burial will be in the Sunset Hills cemetery at Rockport.
Dr. Glackman died as the result of injuries sustained Thursday afternoon in a head-on auto crash on the U.S. 31 bypass at Kokomo. His daughter, Mrs. John ISAACS of Culver, and her two sons were injured in the accident, also. One son, Scotty [ISAACS], still is in St. Joseph hospital at Kokomo.

Annabelle Mitchell
Miss Annabelle MITCHELL, native of Rochester, died at 71 years of age this morning at the West Suburban hospital in Oak Park, Ill. She resided in Vandalia, Mich.
Death came after a 10-day illness. She was born Sept. 23, 1887, in Rochester, the daughter of Orton and Linnie WAUGH MITCHELL. Miss Mitchell left this city at 16 years of age.
The only survivors are several cousins. The body is being returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here and rites have been set tentatively for Tuesday. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Monday, May 25, 1959

Lois Findling
Mrs. Lola FINDLING, 76, the former Lola FRED of Fulton, died Saturday at the Methodist home in Warren, Ind., where she had lived for the last three years.
Among the survivors are two brothers, Cecil FRED, Kewanna, and Claude FRED, Fulton, and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl THRUSH and Mrs. Harley McLAIN, both of Indianapolis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Methodist Memorial chapel at Warren with the Rev. D. C. SANDERS officiating. Graveside services will be at the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the chapel.

Annabelle Mitchell
Funeral services for Miss Annabelle MITCHELL, 71, former Rochester resident who died Saturday at OakPark, Ill., will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at the funeral home. Miss Mitchell resided at Vandalia, Mich., having left Rochester at the age of 16 years.

Lesley Miller
Lesley MILLER, 71, Hammond, father of Mrs. Wayne WILDRICK, Rochester, died at St. Margaret's hospital in Hammond Sunday at 1 a.m.
Also surviving are the wife and five other children, Gardner, Harry, Wayne, Don and John [MILLER].
A printer for 56 years, Mr. Miller had retired from The Hammond Times in 1958 after 14 years there. He also had worked at The Indianapolis Star, The Lafayette Journal-Courier and for 20 years was foreman of the composing room for The Michigan City News-Dispatch. Mr. Miller also had published weekly papers at Morocco and Montpelier, Ind.
Funeral rites will be held at the Burns funeral home, 5840 Hohman avenue, Hammond, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and again at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson funeral home at Rensselaer, where burial will be made. Friends may call at the Burns funeral home in Hammond after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, May 26, 1959

Nora McLaren
Mrs. Nora McLAREN, 76, 804 West Lawrence street, Mishawaka, died at 2 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital at Mishawaka aftr a two-year illness. Mrs. McLaren, a native of the Richland Center community, had been hospitalized for one week.
Born Sept. 8, 1882, in Richland township, she had lived in Mishawaka for a year, moving there from Argos. She was the daughter of Solomon and Caroline FLORA. Her marriage was on Jan. 24, 1903, at Rochester to Daniel McLAREN, who died in 1946.
Mrs. McLaren was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Bertha FLORENCE, Plymouth, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral 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 Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, May 27, 1959

Rev. G. L. Moss
The Rev. G. L. MOSS, 76, of near Twelve Mile, former pastor of the Tiosa Brethren church, died at 6:30 a.m. today. He was the cousin of Mrs. Raymond RIDDLE of Tiosa.
The Rev. Moss had served the Tiosa church for four years about 10 years ago.
Services will be at 2 p.m Friday in the Corinth Brethren church and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the Moss home, a mile east of Twelve Mile, after noon Thursday.

Thursday, May 28, 1959

Val Zimmerman, II
Valentine ZIMMERMAN, II, longtime Rochester businessman and civic leader, died this morning at 4 o'clock in the Rochester nursing home. He was 86 years of age.
Mr. Zimmerman, the son of one of Rochester's pioneer residents, was stricken with pneumonia last winter in Orlando, Fla., where he had moved ten years previously. He was returned to Rochester in December and, following treatment at Woodlawn hospital, had been confined in the nursing home since.
Death was attributed to apoplexy compounded by the effects of pneumonia.
Mr. Zimmerman, known as "Val" to his many friends, retired from the furniture and undertaking bsiness in 1945 after 41 years. His firm was located on Main street in the building now occupied by the American Legion Post. He had been in retirement at his longtime home, "Hoosier Hut," 916 Pontiac street, until moving to Orlando two years ago.
Mr. Zimmerman had a long and varied career of community endeavor. He helped found the Rochester country club, the Rochester Kiwanis club and the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Following lengthy service in local children's activities, he assisted in the start of Boy Scout Troop 18 here in 1931 and then served as chairman of the troop committee and later as Fulton county Scout commissioner. The Three Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America, honored Mr. Zimmerman later with a special service award.
A graduate of Rochester high school and of the University of Notre Dame, he also served as chairman of the Fulton county committee of the Works Progress Administration during the 1930s. Other community work found him serving as secretary of the original Fulton County Fair association, forerunner to the present-day 4-H Fair.
When Woodlawn hospital was established in 1907 under the late Dr. W. S. SHAFER, Mr. Zimmerman directed fund-raising benefit shows to help equip the city's first such medical facilities.
He was most active in the presentation of plays at the old Academy of Music building, located at the southwest corner of Main and Fifth streets, and was one of the founders of the Actors' Group which staged plays during the winter seasons.
Mr. Zimmerman was a script writer for many of the minstrel shows which were a highlight of the local stage season here for over a decade, also serving as an "end man" in the shows. He was a personal friend of many of that era's nationally famous stage actors and actresses.
A learned student of Rochester history, Mr. Zimmerman authored a long series of articles which have appeard in The News-Sentinel over the past 20 years. He signed these stories with the pseudonym "Pioneer."
The son of Valentine and Martha NEWHART ZIMMERMAN, he was born Jan. 18, 1873, in Rochester and had spent his entire life here. He was married Dec. 20, 1900, at Crown Point, to Clara J. YOUNG, who died Sept. 19, 1948.
Mr. Zimmerman was a 50-year member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, belonged to the Knights of Pythias lodge and to the Notre Dame Alumni Club.
His father, Valentine I, came to Rochester in 1865 after emigrating from Germany. The elder Zimmerman first opened a shoe factory in this city and in 1879 began the furniture and undertaking business. In 1880, he moved the firm to what is now the Legion Home site at 611 Main street. Following his death in 1904, sons Valentine II and Leo [ZIMMERMAN], operated the business until 1912, when the partnership was dissolved. Valentine II maintained the firm at the same location until retirement in 1945. His brother, Leo, opened a similar firm which has been operated by his sons, under the name of Zimmerman Brothers, since Leo's death in 1928.
Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Robert (Mary Jane) Van DUYNE and Mrs. Chauncey (Hannah) OREN, both of Rochester and Mrs. Jackson (Martha) ROYNON, Chicago; six nephews, Emerson ZIMMERMAN and Valentine ZIMMERMAN III, both of Bakersfield, Cal; Leo D. ZIMMERMAN, Chicago and Major, Herbert and James ZIMMERMAN, all of Rochester.
Preceding him in death were the brother, Leo George [ZIMMERMAN], and two sisters, Mrs. Howard HOOD, in 1950, and Mrs. Martha GINTHER, in 1959.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Father Charles A. J. SCHOLL of the Lake Village parish, former pastor of the St. Joseph church here, will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Grace M. Williams
Mrs. Grace M. WILLIAMS, 74, Star City, a native of Kewanna, died Wednesday afternoon at the Little Company of Mary hospital at San Pierre, where she had been a patient since May 10. Born July 12, 1884, at Kewanna, she was the daughter of Norman and Clara WALKER SLICK. She was married to Schuyler WILLIAMS, was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen DePOY and Mrs. Irene STOCK, both of Star City; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Lela HUDKINS, Rochester.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac. Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, May 29, 1959

Frank Alexander
Frank B. ALEXANDER, 67, 531 East Eighth street, a retired farmer, died at 6:40 a.m. today at his home after an illness of six years. Mr. Alexander had farmed in Richland township before retiring and moving to Rochester.
Born Oct. 27, 1891 in Tipton county, he was the son of Australia and Jessie DABNEY ALEXANDER. On March 27, 1943, he was married in Rochester to Meriam VAWTER, who died July 31, 1946. Mr. Alexander was a mamber of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are the mother, a sister, Mrs. Paul COOPER, and a brother, William [ALEXANDER], all of Elkhart, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Church of God with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH and the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of services.
Friends may call at the residence after 10 a.m. Saturday and until noon Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, May 30, 1959

[no paper - holiday]

Monday, June 1, 1959

Dorothy May Pontius
Last rites for Mrs. Dorothy May PONTIUS, 54, who died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate and burial will be in Highland Lawn cemetery at Terre Haute, where graveside services are to be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Pontius, wife of Roscoe PONTIUS, vice-president and general manager of the Rochester Telephone company, had been admitted to the hospital at 1 p.m. Friday. Death was due to a stroke induced by high blood pressure. Her death came as a surprise, however, because Mrs. Pontius had been in good health recently.
Born Jan. 11, 1905, at Chicago, she was the daughter of Charley and May Van KEUREN. She was married Feb. 12, 1950, at Indianapolis to Roscoe PONTIUS and had resided in Rochester since that time.
Mrs. Pontius prior to her marriage, had served in the operating department of the Indianapolis Bell Telephone company in Terre Haute and Indianapolis for 20 years. She acted as connecting company supervisor.
Active in Rochester women's church and civil affairs, Mrs. Pontius was a member of the Epsilon Baptist church. of the Epsilon Gamma class in the church Sunday School, of the Fulton County Home Demonstration Chorus, the Rochester Women's club and the McKinley club.
Surviving are the husband, 914 Pontiac street; one stepdaughter, Mrs. William (Marcia) NICHOLSON, Elkhart, and two step-grandchildren.

Marguerite Taylor
Mrs. Marguerite TAYLOR, 83, Macy, died Saturday morning at 5:30 a.m., in the Armstrong nursing home at Peru following a long illness.
Last rites were held at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru this afternoon with the Rev. Richard SUMNER officiating. Burial was in the Galveston cemetery.
Mrs. Taylor, who had been a nursing home patient for the past year, had lived in Macy for 30 years. She was married first to Amos WEESNER and, following his death, she was married to Shore TAYLOR, who died in 1944.
She was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are two step-sons, James Raymond TAYLOR and George TAYLOR, both of Marion; one sister, Mrs. Edna HULL, Phoenix, Ariz; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death.

Clinton Alderfer
Funeral services for Clinton ALDERFER, 85, who died at 2 p.m. Friday in his home seven miles northwest of Rochester in the Richland Center community, were held this afternoon in the Richland Center Methodist church.
The Rev. Wayne SPEICHER, Niles, Mich., officiated at the rites with assistance from the Rev. Roman MILLER of the Walnut Gospel church. Burial was in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Alderfer had been ill the past three years, following a stroke. The Grossman funeral home of Argos was in charge of the rites.
Born Dec. 14, 1873, in Belleville, Ill., he was the son of Henry and Eliza SISSEL ALDERFER. He came to Indiana when a child, living in both Fulton and Marshall counties; at his farm home in Richland township for the past 53 years. He was married in 1894 to Wilnettie McCLURE of Rochester. Mr. Alderfer was a member of the Walnut Gospel church.
Surviving are the wife, at home; five sons, Leo [ALDERFER], Argos; Carl [ALDERFER], Tippecanoe; Vern [ALDERFER], Mishawaka, and Ralph and Lester [ALDERFER], both of Rochester; five daughters, Mrs. Earl HARTMAN, Mrs. Harry MORRIS, Mrs. Dean ARMEY and Mrs. Luetta MARTENS, all of South Bend, and Mrs. Walter CLEVENGER, Rochester; thirty-two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Anna NEWCOMB, R.R. 3, Argos.
Two daughters, a brother and a sister preceded him in death.

Oscar D. Clayburn
Last rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Oscar Daniel "Otto" CLAYBURN, 1328 Monroe street, who died Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He was 86 years old. Mr. Clayburn had been a hospital patient since suffering a stroke last Tuesday and had been ill two months.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiated at the funeral and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Born Feb. 12, 1873, at North Manchester, Mr. Clayburn was the son of William W. and Elizabeth STAVER CLAYBURN. He had lived in this community since 1928, having farmed six miles west of Rochester.
Surviving are two brothers, Fred [CLAYBURN], at home, and Edward [CLAYBURN], Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.

Candice Kay Crawford
Candice Kay CRAWFORD, 18-month-old granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Devon EATON, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Saturday evening in South Bend Memorial hospital. The infant was born in the same hospital on Nov. 20, 1957.
Candice was the daughter of K. E. and Carol EATON CRAWFORD and the granddaughter of Mrs. Robert CRAWFORD.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Weltheimer funeral home at South Bend, with burial in South Bend also.

Tuesday, June 2, 1959

W. Harold Kindig
Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for W. Harold Kindig, 56, Macy carpenter, who was found dead in his home at 1 p.m. Monday. The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.
Mr. Kindig resided near Speck's Corner, seven miles south of Rochester on U.S. 31. His body was discovered by the nephew, Michael HATCH of Rochester. The Miami county coroner, Dr. O. B. JOHNSON, said that death was the result of a self-inflicted wound in the heart from a 22-calibre rifle. Dr. Johnson estimated that death occurred about 10 a.m. Monday.
Employed by Kindig and Sons of Deedsville, Mr. Kindig had been in ill health for several months and was unable to work. He lived alone.
Born Jan. 8, 1903, at Deedsville, he was the son of Philip and Lottie FENIMORE KINDIG. He was a life-long resident of the Macy community and had served in the armed forces during World War II.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Roscoe (Mary) HATCH, Rochester; one nephew, Philip Michael HATCH, and one niece, Mrs. James (Marilee) ZIMMERMAN, Rochester. A brother, Forrest KINDIG, died in 1915.

Valentine Zimmerman, II
A PIONEER DEPARTS
[editorial]
Valentine ZIMMERMAN, II, a resident, businessman and civic worker in Rochester for 86 years, has passed away. Younger people do not know about Val since he was inactive in recent years and also spent some time in Florida. But older citizens will recall his background, his work, his unselfishmess and his progressive leadership during his lifetime.
He is one of the few men left in Fulton county who began life here and remained until death. Rochester was a typical Hoosier country town when he was born--with dirt streets, horse-drawn vehicles, wooden sidewalks, oil lights and the center of a thriving agriculture community. His father settled here years before and was a leading merchant. After a high school and college education, Val followed in his footsteps.
He had many interests ouside his furniture and mortuary business. A Boy Scout leader, a promoter in the commercial clubs of his day, a lover of theatricals and a booster for home talent and good stage shows, an able newspaper contributor, one of the men behind Woodlawn hospital at its founding, a World War I worker, a backgrond helper in many church improvements, a story teller and historian, and above all a good citizen.
Val Zimmerman left his mark in Rochester as have many others like him. His life, enthusiasm, self-sacrifice for others and his optimistic outlook on the future of his home community will set a high example for others to follow for many years to come.

Wednesday, June 3, 1959

Ada Whittenberger
Mrs. Merrill (Ada) WHITTENBERGER, 72, a lifetime resident of Akron and vicinity, died at 2:30 a.m. today at her home after a year's illness.
Born in Akron July , 1886, she was the daughter of Isaac and Rosetta HALTERMAN THOMPSON. On April 12, 1904, she was married in Rochester to Merrill WHITTENBERGER.
Mrs. Whittenberger was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Everett (Helen) SWICK, Claypool; Mrs. Ivan (Georgia) KISSINGER, Pierceton, and Mrs. Joanna FRYE, Akron; two sons, Estel [WHITTENBERGER], Waukegan, Ill., and Charles [WHITTENBERGER], Akron; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Martha FOOR, Macy, and Mrs. Mary ARTER, Akron. Two grandchildren, a half-brother and a half-sister preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Mrs. William Hooper
Mrs. William HOOPER, 88, Lebanon, who maintained a residence at Lake Manitou, died in a Lebanon hospital at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday. She was the mother of Paul HOOPER, 812 Pontiac street.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Myers funeral home at Lebanon.

Elizabeth A. Davidson
Mrs. Elizabeth A. DAVIDSON, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 55 years of age Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Davidson, who had been ill four years, was admitted to the hospital earlier Tuesday night.
She was born at Kokomo on June 22, 1903, the daughter of Thomas and Alice GIBBS SHORT. She was married Nov. 7, 1919, at Kokomo to William DAVIDSON, who survives. Mrs. Davidson had lived in this county 18 years.
She was a member of the St. Andrews church at Kokomo and of the World War Mothers.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred ALDERFER, Rochester, and Miss Marie DAVIDSON, at home; two sons, Charles [DAVIDSON], Kokomo, and Richard [DAVIDSON], at home; three grandchildren, and one brother, John SHORT, Kokomo. One son and the parents preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Lloyd MENEREY of the Richland Center Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tom Fitzpatrick
Services for Tom FITZPATRICK, Brook, husband of the former Hattie HORSELY of Rochester, will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph church in Kentland. Mr. Fitzpatrick died Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron MOHLER and Mr. and Mrs. Max O'BLENIS of Rochester left today to attend the rites.

Thursday, June 4, 1959

Louis Moore
Louis MOORE, former Rochester resident, died Saturday in Sunland, Cal., relatives here have been advised.
Surviving are the wife, the former Eva CLARK of Rochester; one son,, Jack [MOORE], Sunland; two grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Charles (Cornelia) BLUE, Fort Wayne, formerly of Rochester. Also surviving are five cousins, Robert P. MOORE, Levi MOORE, Homer MOORE, Henry MOORE and Mrs. A. B. SHORE, all of Rochester.

Friday, June 5, 1959

Mrs. Claude Rouch
Relatives here have been notified of the death by heart attack of Mrs. Claude ROUCH, 75, Zalfo Springs, Fla. Mrs. Rouch formerly lived in Rochester, moving to Florida in 1950. Her husband died several years ago.
Among the survivors are her mother, a sister,two nephews and five step-children.
Rites were held today in Wauchula, Fla.

Saturday, June 6, 1959

Kline W. Sales
Kline W. SALES, 72, retired Aubbeenaubbee township farmer, died Friday at 2:30 p.m. at his home, 404 West Ninth street, after a six-day illness from a heart ailment.
Born April 8, 1887, near Leiters Ford, he was the son of George and Nancy STAHL SALES. Except for 10 years' residence in Culver, he had spent his entire life in Fulton county. He retired from farming two years ago and had lived in Rochester for the past six months.
His marriage was Jan, 20, 1909 to Addie CAMPBELL, who survives. Mr. Sales was a member of the Grace Methodist church and the Gleaners lodge.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Genevieve) OSBORN, Culver, and Mrs. Hershel (Marjorie) DYER, Lagro; two sons, Robert C. [SALES], Livonia, Mich.; and Kenneth [SALES], North Manchester; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Earl SEE, Leiters Ford, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were one daughter, one son, one sister, one brother and his parents.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Grace Methodist church with Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The body will be taken to the church prior to funeral services Monday.

Monday, June 8, 1959

Louisa E. Plough
Mrs. Louisa Eleanor "Aunt Ella" PLOUGH, 92, a former Rochester resident, died at 11:05 a.m. Saturday in the Blackford county hospital at Hartford City. She had been seriously ill for the last three weeks.
Mrs. Plough had been living in Hartford City with her foster-daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert PORFIDIO.
Born Dec. 14, 1866, in Clinton county, Mrs. Plough was married in Rochester on Nov. 11, 1885 to William Madison PLOUGH. He died in July, 1891. Mrs. Plough was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving besides the foster-daughter, are a daughter, Mrs. Coda Ethel LENNON, Seattle, Wash.; a step-daughtr, Mrs. Emma MILLIE, Portland, Ore.; eleven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Keplinger funeral home in Hartford City with Dr. John W. HALSEY of the First Presbytrian church of that city officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Forest Steininger
Forest STEININGER, 69, Auburn, a native of Richland township, died of a heart attack at his home Saturday evening. He was the brother of Herman STEININGER of Rochester.
The son of Howard and Eliza [BEEHLER] [STEININGER], Mr. Steininger was married to Viola LUSHER of Royal Center in 1910.
Surviving are the widow; six sons, Dwight [STEININGER], Nashville, Ind.; Leo [STEININGER], Decatur, Ill.; Dee [STEININGER], Grabel, Ind.; Hubert [STEININGER], Fort Wayne, and Emmit and William [STEININGER], Auburn; a daughter, Mrs. Paul BOWMAN, Auburn; two brothers, Irwin [STEININGER], Lydick, and George [STEININGER], Fort Wayne, besides Herman.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at theNazerene church in Auburn. Burial will be in Auburn.

Tuesday, June 9, 1959

Harry Foglesong
Harry [FOGLESONG], 76, long-time Kewanna house painter, died early Monday morning following surgery in Parvies [?], Fla. Mr. Foglesong made his home in Kewanna, but was spending the winter in Florida and had not yet returned home.
Mr. Foglesong had been in the painting business for many years with his brother, Ralph [FOGLESONG].
Surviving are his wife, the former Frances STACY of Albion; a sister, Mrs. Laura HAYBES, Orlando, Fla.; another brother, Don [FOGLESONG], and several nieces and nephews. His first wife, the former Marie RENO, preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna with the Rev. Charles COOK officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Alta Dickey
Mrs. Alta DICKEY, 80, died this morning at 3:50 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 10 days. Mrs. Dickey, who resided on R.R. 2, Akron, had been ill the past 2 1/2 months.
Born Dec. 1, 1878, in Kosciusko county, she had resided her entire life in the Beavr Dam community. She was married Nov. 19, 1898, to Frank DICKEY,who died in March, 1957. Her parents were Isaac and Julia WIDEMAN ENGLE.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Waldo (Mabel) ADAMS, and Mrs. Willis (Mary) BOWEN; one son, Elmer DICKEY, all of R.R. 2, Akron; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren
Funerl services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery north of Akron. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Thursday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state from 1-2 p.m.

Glen Conrad
Glen CONRAD, 51, Logansport, died of a heart attack at 1:30 a.m. today in his home after being ill for one week.
Born on Sept. 28, 1907, near Fulton, he was the son of Madison and Sarah Ellen BLOOM CONRAD. He had lived near Fulton until his marriage on May 4, 1940, to Hazel SMITH, who survives.
He was employed bye Jackson Kitchel company of Logansport as a shop foreman.
Surviving besides his wife are one daughter, Sue Ellen [CONRAD], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Berniece NICKEL and Mrs. Claude (Esther) ARVEN, both of near Fulton and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Thursday 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. today at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Elizabeth J. Crane
Mrs. Elizabeth Jane CRANE, 81, a native of England, died at 12:30 p.m. today in the Miller nursing home here, where she had been a patient for the past five weeks. Mrs. Crane, who resided at 624 Fulton avenue, had been in ill health the past two years.
Born May 23, 1878, in Northumberland county, England, she had resided in Rochester for 25 years. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph SCOTT. She was married at Morpeth, England, to the Rev. George R. CRANE, who survives.
Mrs. Crane was a member of the Independent Fundamental Churches of Christ of America and had been engaged in evangelistic services many years.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one niece, Bessie LANGLEY, St. Thomas, Ontario, and numerous other relatives.
Rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Paul GRANT of Logansport officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Roy A. Hubbard
Roy Alvin HUBBARD, 59, died Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in his home near Tiosa. He had been in failing health the past year and had been seriously ill since Monday morning.
Born Nov. 3, 1899, near Tippecanoe, he was the son of James and Lottie NUELL HUBBARD. He had spent practically all his life in Richland township. Mr. Hubbard was a member of the Brethren church at Tiosa. His marriage was April 19, 1919, at Rochester, to Lois ARTER, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Fred B. HUBBARD, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia A. SURGUY, Warsaw, and Mrs. Bonnie Jean SHAFER, Akron; six grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Eva MIDDLETON, Argos, and Mrs. Pauline STARR, Mentone.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery near Talma.

Wednesday, June 10, 1959

Delver C. Watts
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Chase-Miller chapel at Logansport for Delver C. WATTS, 76, retired Kewanna railroader who died Tuesday at 1:50 p.m. after a long illness. The Rev. H. H. HASHBERGER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. today.
A native of White county, Mr. Watts was born Dec. 2, 1882, the son of William and Miranda HOLLIS WATTS. He was married in Tipton county to Helen DeWITT on Nov. 26, 1913. She preceded him in death, along with one son.
Surviving are three sons, Dale [WATTS], Logansport, Kenneth [WATTS], R.R. 2, Kewanna; ten grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Goldie SEUSSEL, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Thursday, June 11, 1959

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Friday, June 12, 1959

Hannah L. Felder
Mrs. Hannah L. FELDER, 63, Kewanna, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient for the last year.
Born Dec. 20, 1895, in North Liberty, she was the daughter of Henry E. and Sarah BATES EISENMENGER. On March 9, 1929, she was married in South Bend to Grant C. FELDER. Mr. Felder, who owns two farms in the Kewanna area, has been living in Rensselaer recently. Mrs. Felder was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the hsband, are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne WILLIAMS, Miamisburg, O.; a son, Carroll [FELDER], Kewanna; a grandson, Timothy Wayne WILLIAMS, and a niece, Mrs. George W. FELDER. A daughter died in infancy.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Charles W. COOK officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison fneral home in Kewanna this evening.

Bessie Taylor
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church for Mrs. Bessie TAYLOR, 77, Chicago, widow of the late Norman G. TAYLOR. Mrs. Taylor died Monday at her home in Chicago, where she had lived since 1905.
Born near Leiters Ford, she was the oldest daugher of Benjamin and Malinda SALES STAHL, among the area's pioneer residents.
Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie [TAYLOR], Harvey, Ill.; one granddaughter; one brother, Vern STAHL, Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Carl HAY, Mexico, and several nieces. A cousin, Kline SALES, died Friday. Burial was in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Virginist Rentschler
Mrs. Clarence [Virginist) RENTSCHLER, 49, who resided a half-mile east of Fulton, died this morning at 1 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks. Death came after an 18-month illness.
Born Virginist CALLAWAY on July 8, 1909, in Liberty township, she was the daughter of Howard P. and Lena MATHEWS CALLAWAY. She had spent her entire life in the Fulton community. Her marriage was Jan. 19, 1929, near Fulton to Clarence RENTSCHLER, who survives. Mrs. Rentschler was a member of the Fulton Baptist church, Order of Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She long had been active in church and community affairs.
Surviving, besides the husband, are four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Lettie Jane) LEININGER, Fulton; Mrs. Oris (Mary) BAKER, R.R. 6, Rochester; Mrs. Richard (Janice) EARLY, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Joyce) POWLEN, R.R. 6, Rochester; eleven grandchildren and one brother, Robert CALLAWAY, Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. E. E. KEITH officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton after 7:30 p.m. today.

Saturday, June 13, 1959 to Monday, June 15, 1959

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Tuesday, June 16, 1959

Lucinda Miller
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Roann Church of the Brethren for Mrs. Lucinda MILLER, 86, Roann, mother of Mrs. Elmer ZIMMERMAN, 414 Pontiac street. Mrs. Miller died at her home about midnight Sunday.
The Rev. Ralph HOFFMAN and the Rev. Joel WEST will conduct the rites and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery west of North Manchester. Friends may call at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann.
Mrs. Miller, wife of Charles E. MILLER, was born in Kentucky Dec. 6, 1872. Surviving besides the husband and Mrs. Zimmeran are four daughters; a son; a foster-son; fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Isaac Schoffstall
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron for Isaac SCHOFFSTALL, 69, who died Sunday evening in Dukes hospital at Peru. Death came suddenly from a heart attack.
Mr. Schoffstall resided with the Eli SIEGFRIED family at Roann.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Akron cemetery, where the Peru American Legion Post will conduct graveside services. Friends may call at the Funeral home.
Mr. Schoffstall was born March 25, 1890, at Pottsville, Pa. He was employed as a construction worker at the Bunker Hill Air Force Base and was a member of the VFW and American Legion at Peru and the Eagles lodge of Wabash. He was a veteraa of World War I.
The only survivors are several nieces and nephews.

Cora M. Feece
Mrs. Cora Maude FEECE, 67, R.R. 5, Plymouth, died at her home at 4:45 p.m. Monday after an illness of 4 1/2 years. She was born Dec. 11, 1892 in Monterey.
Surviving are the husband, Ezra FEECE, Sr.; six sons; two sisters; a brother and eighteen grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Plymouth Church of the Brethren. The Rev. H. D. MATSON and Clyde JOSEPH will officiate and burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery. Friends may call at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth.

Wednesday, June 17, 1959 to Thursday, June 18, 1959

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Friday, June 19, 1959

Carl Silveus
Carl SILVEUS, 69, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 11:05 p.m. Thursday at his home after a three-year illness.
Born Aug. 22, 1889, in Kosciusko county, he had spent his lifetime in the Silver Lake area. His parents were Perry and Della SEWARD SILVEUS. His marriage was in November, 1909, to Beulah PORTER, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Howard [SILVEUS], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Mildred) LECKRONE, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; Mrs. Willis (Gladys) PFEIFFER, Silver Lake; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and one brother, Ernest [SILVEUS], R.R. 2, Akron.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Nellie Steffey
Mrs. Nellie STEFFEY, Fort Wayne, died Thursday in that city. She was 76 years of age and was born four miles east of Rochester. She was the daughter of Lawrence A. and Mary RICKLE DURBIN.
She married Melvin STEFFEY Dec. 24, 1898. Four children survive, William, Robert, Lester [STEFFEY], and Mrs. Lola JENNY, and of Fort Wayne. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. A.L. BRAMAN, 607 Clayton street, and Mrs. Agnes WOODHOUSE, Peru.
The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the D. O. McComb funeral home, 1140 Lake avenue, Fort Wayne.

Everett E. Gray
Everett E. "Duke" GRAY of Fulton, Liberty township's justice of the peace for the last seven years, died Thursday night at 10:15 o'clock in his home. He was 77 years of age.
Gray, who assumed the justice of the peace post in 1952, had been in ill health the past 18 months. He also served in the J.P. position from 1921-23.
He was born June 5, 1882, in Ripley county, the son of William S. and Sarah GRIFFITH GRAY. He moved to Fulton from Seattle, Wash., 15 years ago. On March 11, 1955, at Fulton, he was married to Mary MORECRAFT, who survives.
Mr. Gray was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Also survivingt are one son, Paul [GRAY], Fowler; one granddaughter; two great-grandsons; two brothers, William [GRAY], Fulton, and George [GRAY], Union City, Mich.; four sisters, Miss Mary GRAY, Fulton; Mrs. Edith DOLBEE, Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs. Ernest (Nettie) DOLBEE, Union City, Mich, and Mrs. Elizabeth GRAY, Union City, Mich.; five stepsons, Dwight, Jack, Orville and Dan MORECRAFT, all of Peru, and Kenneth MORECRAFT, Carlsbad, N.M.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Lucille Van METER, Peru; twelve step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. Arthur S. TRUEX officiating, assisted by the Rev. Lincoln LEHUE. Cremation will follow. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton and the body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The family has requested that flowers be omitted.

Saturday, June 20, 1959

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Monday, June 22, 1959

Donald E. Kistler
Donald E. KISTLER, 36, Logansport, son of Mr. and Mrs. Evert KISTLER of Rochester, died Saturday at Logansport's St. Joseph hospital after a short illness. He was an employee of the Pennsylvania railroad.
Born March 15, 1923, in Royal Center, he was the son of Evert and Grace WILLIAMS KISTLER. He was a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are his wife; two sons, Donald and Ronald [KISTLER], both at home; one sister, Mrs. Alan COOK, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews. A son, Tommy [KISTLER], preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Krueger funeral home in Logansport, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:45 p.m. today. Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph's church at Logansport with Msgr. Maurice FOLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Cline cemetery at Royal Center.

Daniel Shobe
Daniel "Dan" SHOBE, Hammond, a former resident of Newcastle township, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Hammond after a year's illness. He had been hospitalized for six weeks.
Born in Lima, O., in 1875, he was 84 years of age.
Among the survivors, are a brother, J. H. SHOBE, Rochester and several nieces and nephews of this city.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hammond, with burial in that city, also.

Clarence McCrosky
Clarence McCROSKY, 79, former Wayne township farmer, died at 10 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient the past 10 days. Mr. McCrosky, who resided at 816 Wheatland avenue, Logansport, had been in failing health 10 1/2 months and was in serious condition 10 days.
Born Aug. 9, 1879, in Rochester township, he was the son of Lew and Nancy WILLIAMS McCROSKY. He was married by the Rev. Guy CHAPLIN Jan. 6, 1943, in Rochester to Ada MASEK, who died in 1958. Mr. McCrosky had lived in Logansport 14 months, moving there from the Prairie Grove community in Wayne township.
He was a member of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church and the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving are two stepsons, Rudy G. NOVAK, Logansport, and Lewis J. NOVAK, Chicago; two brothers, Cecil McCROSKY, Rochester, and Harley McCROSKY, R.R. 6, Rochester; five step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER of the Burket E.U.B. churc officiating. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery, Liberty township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, June 23, 1959

Louise C. Hayden
Mrs. Louise Carrie HAYDEN, 65, died Monday at 11 p.m. in the Pontius nursing home, Fifth and Jefferson streets, were she had been a patient for the past two weeks. Mrs. Hayden, who resided at 1108 Madison street, had been ill several years.
Born Oct. 27, 1893, in Corning, N.Y., she was the daughter of William and Lena HARRINGTON ALDRICH. She had resided in Fulton county the past 20 years, moving to Akron from New Jersey in 1929 and to Rochester six years ago. Her marriage was June 23, 1916, at Montour Falls, N.Y., to Norman HAYDEN, who survives.
Mrs. Hayden was a member of the Montour Falls Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are her mother, Mrs. Lena ALDRICH, Montour Falls, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Bette) QUICK, Rochester, and Mrs. Richard (June) SANDERS, Athens; four sons, Vincent [HAYDEN], Kokomo, George, Jack and Tom [HAYDEN], all of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Fred GERSTING, Buffalo, N.Y.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Pearl Manning
Mrs. Luther (Pearl) MANNING, former Rochester resident, died this morning at 7 o'clock in a Buchanan, Mich., nursing home. She had been residing in Buchanan with a daughter, Mrs. Harold HEETER. The body is being returned to this city.

Ruth MacIntyre
Mrs. Ruth C. MacINTYRE, 72, died this morning at 7 o'clock at her home, 1123 Main street. Death came from a heart ailment, and followed an illness dating from March 28, when she had suffered a heart attack.
Born Jan. 10, 1887, in Marshall, Mich., she was the daughter of Otto and Anna SHANNON CAPLE. She had lived in Rochester community all her life except for 30 years' residence in Puerto Rico, where she was an English teacher in public schools. She graduated from Rochester high school and from Rochester Normal university.
Her marriage was Nov. 19, 1940, at Knox, to J. D. MacINTYRE who survives. Mrs. MacIntyre was a member of the Grace Methodist church and D.A.R.
Also surviving are one brother, John CAPLE, Miami; and three nephews, Richard C. SMITH, Columbia City, Major John KEIM, Fort Sheridan, Ill., and Robert O. SMITH, Washington, D.C.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call aftr 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations made instead to the heart fnd.

Wednesday, June 24, 1959

Pearl V. Manning
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Pearl Vivian MANNING, 80, former Rochester resident, who died Tuesday at 7 a.m. in Buchanan, Mich.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Manning was born April 22, 1879, at Sidell, Ill., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles MITCHELL. She was married in 1898 to Luther MANNING, who preceded her in death. The Mannings formerly lived in the house south of the Methodist church which now is used as a church annex.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Harold HEETER, Buchanan, Mich.

Ralph L. Moonshower
Ralph L. MOONSHOWER, Huntington, brother-in-law of Mrs. Lou MOONSHOWER of Rochester, died in the Huntington hospital Tuesday. He was a retired conductor for the Erie Railroad.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Robbins funeral home at Huntington and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, June 25, 1959

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Friday, June 26, 1959

John B. Hoover
John B. HOOVER, 74, retired Rochester restaurant owner, died this morning at 5 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Thursday. He had been residing in Mishawaka with his son, Harold HOOVER, since Nov. 1, 1958, and had been in ill health since Aug. 15, 1958.
Born Mrch 6, 1885, near Mt. Zion, Mr. Hoover was the son of Frank P. and Elizabeth OSTRANDER HOOVER. He had resided his entire life in this community. Mr. Hoover spent 42 years in the restaurant business, operating Hoover's Cafe at 802 Main steet, where Seaborad Finance now is located, and then Peoples Cafe at 707 Main street. He sold the latter and retired in December, 1955.
He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are two sons, Harold, Mishawaka, and Richard [HOOVER], Rochester; two brothers, Don C. HOOVER, Rochester, and Ernest HOOVER, South Bend; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George R. 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.

Saturday, June 27, 1959

Mary J. Hammond
Mrs. Mary Jane HAMMOND, 88, Akron, died Friday at 7 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Monday.
The daughter of Albert and Francis COOK, Mrs. Hammond was born in Dark county, Ohio Jan. 1, 1871. She moved to Akron in 1889.
On Oct. 5, 1891, she was married to Clement H. HAMMOND in Akron, where they owned and operated a store for several years.
Surviving are six sons: Lloyd [HAMMOND], Rochester; Harold and Fred [HAMMOND], Akron; Paul [HAMMOND], Los Angeles; Jay [HAMMOND], Ionia, Mich., and Elmer [HAMMOND], Mishawaka; two daughters, Mrs. Mary WOLFLA, Morgantown, and Mrs. Pearl NEWCOMER, Rochester; a brother, Theodore COOK, Sacramento, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel C. BARRETT, New York city, and Mrs. Gertrude McCLUNG, Rochester; thirty-five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles N. Stayton
Charles Nelson STAYTON, R.R. 1, Culver, died at the age of 76 at his home at 4:30 p.m. Friday after suffering a stroke Monday. He had been in ill health for several years.
Born Feb. 26, 1883, in Marshall county, he had lived near Culver most of his life. He was the son of Andrew and Susan HENDRICKS STAYTON.
On April 12, 1902, he was married to Elva LARGE. He was a retired farmer and former employee of Culver Military Academy.
Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Victoria WYNN, Culver, Mrs. Robert (Edith) HASLETT, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Mrs. Harry (Grace) CRAIG, R.R. 1, Bremen; two sons, Willard "Pete" STAYTON, Argos, and Charles STAYTON, Hanna; eighteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Rebecca INKS, Bourbon.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral home with the Rev. Albert VERMILLION of Darlington, Ind. officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

William Barnes
William BARNES, 80, R.R. 2, Akron, died suddenly at 3 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home here after becoming ill Friday afternoon. He was spending a few days with his brother, Jacob [BARNES], at Lake Manitou.
Born Aug. 5, 1878 in fulton county, Mr. Barnes had spent his entire life in the Akron and Athens communities. He was the son of Adam and Sarah WOODS BARNES and had been retired for several years.
Surviving, besides the brother Jacob, are two other brothers, Roy [BARNES] of Akron and James [BARNES] of Wabash. A sister, Mae FERRINE, preceded him in death.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER of the Rochester Church of God officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery at Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.

Fern M. Struckman
Mrs. Fern M. STRUCKMAN, 66, 529 East 11th street, died at 8:30 a.m. today at the Miller Nursing home here. She was born Sept. 29, 1892 and was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, June 29, 1959

Fern M. Struckman
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Fern M. STRUCKMAN, 66, who died of a coronary occlusion Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in the Miller nursing home here. She resided at 529 East 11th street.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE will officiate and burial will be at the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Struckman had been employed as a telephone operator at the Rochester Telephone company and prior to that with her husband had operated Struckman's Grocery at the corner of Second and Main streets. Her husband, William [STRUCKMAN], died on Dec. 25, 1932.
Born Sept. 20, 1892, in Carroll county, she was the daughter of James and Viola PETERSON SNYDER. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and had resided in Rochester the past 52 years.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude WHITE, Plymouth, and Mrs. Stella HELVIE, Ovid, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, June 30, 1959

Walter Bybee
Mrs. Ed LOWE, East 18th street, has been informed of the death of her brother, Walter BYBEE, in Potowin hospital, Niles, Mich. Mr. Bybee, 73, a resident of South Borden, Mich., was visiting friends in Niles when he became ill June 19 and died last Thursday.
Funeral services and burial were conducted in Niles.
Mr. Bybee was born Nov. 23, 1885 in Newcastle township, the son of Wallace and Ella HAIMBAUGH BYBEE.
Surviving besides Mrs. Lowe are the widow, Eva [BYBEE]; two sons, Orval [BYBEE], South Borden, and Larry [BYBEE], of Michigan; two married daughters, Ruth and Velma [BYBEE], Niles; Melvin [BYBEE], Huron, O., and Ernest [BYBEE], of near St. Marie, Mich.

Wednesday, July 1, 1959

Anna Hoover
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Twelve Mile E.U.B. church for Mrs. Anna HOOVER, 75, Twelve Mile, who died in a Logansport hospital about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. She was the aunt of Mrs. Goldys LEAVELL, Rochester.
The Rev. Russell WILBUR will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Mt. Carmel cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.
Mrs. Hoover ws a native of Cass county. Surviving besides Mrs. Leavell are a half-brother, three half-sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Thursday, July 2, 1959

Harry Emmons
Harry EMMONS, R.R. 2, Rochester, died about 11 a.m. today. He was the step-father of Ray GLASS, Rochester. Umbaugh funeral home in Argos will be in charge of services which are pending.

Pamela Joan Nicklaus
Six-year-old Pamela Joan NICKLAUS, daughter of Floyd and Marie SMITH NICKLAUS, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died Wednesday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital. Funeral rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funerl home at Kewanna with the Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD officiating. Burial will be at Kewanna.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born July 24, 1952 at Rochester, Pamela was a first grader at Kewanna school and attended the Bruce Lake Community church.
Surviving besides the parents, are a brother, Parick Jonathon [NICKLAUS], at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred STAHLER, R.R. 6, Rochester, and several aunts and uncles.

Friday, July 3, 1959

Harry Emmons
Funeral services for Harry EMMONS, 73, R.R. 2, Rochester, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Ernest TREBER of Dunkirk will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Emmons died Thursday at 11 a.m. in his home. A resident of Fulton and Marshall counties all his life, he was born at Tiosa on Sept. 4, 1885, the son of Jesse and Susan BURKETT EMMONS. He was married at Plymouth, June 10,l 1918, to Florence GLASS, who survives.
Mr. Emmons, a retired employee of the Nickel Plate railroad, was a member of the Argos Masonic lodge.
Also surviving are one son, Charles Harry [EMMONS], Bourbon; three daughters, Mrs. George (Minnie Bell) ROWE, Argos; Mrs. Carl (Louise) SHEETS, Plymouth; and Mrs. Lawrence (Beatrice) HUFF, Mishawaka; one step-son, Ray GLASS, Rochester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Narcissus RUTHERFORD, Mishawaka; sixteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Saturday, July 4, 1959

[no paper - holiday]

Monday, July 6, 1959

Claude Jameson, Sr.
Claude JAMESON, Sr., 68, died Sunday at 10:05 a.m. in the Veterans hospital at Fort Wayne where he had been a patient 12 days. A resident of Newcastle township near Talma, Mr. Jameson had been ill about three months.
Born Aug. 26, 1890, at Tiosa, he was the son of David Lee and Mary Ellen BROWN JAMESON. Married March 25, 1918, at Warsaw, to Treva GRUNDISCH, he had resided in Fulton county most of his life. His wife died July 25, 1943.
Mr. Jameson was a retired telephone lineman and farmer. He was a member of the Talma Methodist church, the Rochester American Legion Post, the Talma Rod and Gun Club, Newcastle Township Lions club and was active as a leader in the Happy Harvester 4-H club the past 10 years.
He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. W. (Janice) RUDNICKAS, Rochester, Minn., and Miss Sandra Ann JAMESON, at home; one son, Claude [JAMESON], Jr., R.R. 5, Rochester; one step-brother, Alvin FINNEY, Rochester; one step-sister, Miss Helen FINNEY, Washington, D.C., and two granddaughers, Rochester, Minn.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY of Bourbon officiating, assisted by the Rochester American Legion Post. Burial will be in Gracelawn cemetery at Claypool. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Clara Stretch
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara STRETCH, 71, 1015 1/2 Jefferson street, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. The Rev. H. Gordon HYDE of Bedford, former Baptist minister here, will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Stretch died of a heart attack Saturday at 2 p.m. at her home. She had been in failing health the past year, seriously ill for 10 weeks.
Born Aug. 31, 1887, in Odell, Ill., she was the daughter of William and Martha BOWERS and came to Rochester 30 years ago from Graymont, Ill. She was married Nov. 15, 1916, to Forrest C. STRETCH. Her husband, who was a Rochester policeman, died Dec. 28, 1952.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Lavonnes) BAILEY, Mrs. Francis (Martha Jean) CARLSON and Mrs. Frederick (Willa) WAGONER, all of Rochester; Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) TOWNSEND, Akron, and Miss Marilyn STYRETCH, at home; one son, Louis STRETCH, Cambridge City; two sisters, Mrs. Ed DOLTON, Pontiac, Ill., and Mrs. Bert ABELGORE, Roseburg, Ore.; two brothers, Harry and William BOWERS, both of Roseburg; thirteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Vera K. Cloud
Mrs. Vera K. CLOUD, native of Rochester, died this morning at 2:55 a.m. in South Bend's Memorial hospital. She resided at R.R. 1, Garver Lake, near Edwardsburg, Mich.
Born in Rochester, she had lived near Edwardsburg for the past nine years, moving there from South Bend. She was married Nov. 29, 1933, at Muncie, to Richard CLOUD, who survives. Her parents are James and Julia KEPLER of Rochester. Her husband operates Cloud Brothers furniture store in South Bend.
She was a member of the Edwardsburg chapter of Eastern Star.
Also surviving are a brother, Orlen KEPLER, and a sister, Mrs. Roscoe PLUNKETT, both of Indian Rock Beach, Fla.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Edwardsburg Methodist church with the Rev. Norman KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Memorial Park at South Bend. Friends may call at the Pifer-Mayhew funeral home in Edwrdsburg.

James A. Williams
James A. WILLIAMS, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester WILLIAMS, died Sunday morning at 8:20 o'clock in the Bluffton clinic after a two-year illness. The Williams family resides three mines northeast of Fulton.
Born Oct. 25, 1938, in Fulton county, James was the son of Chester and Donna GORDON WILLIAMS. He was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving, besides the parents, are two brothers, Mark [WILLIAMS], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Dee [WILLIAMS], at home; two sisters, Betty Jo and Sara Lou [WILLIAMS], both at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard WILLIAMS, Fulton, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene GORDON, R.R. 6, Rochester. One sister, Bonnie Jean [WILLIAMS], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. Arthur TRUEX officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at he residence. The Ditmire funeral home at Fulton is in charge of the rites.

Myron E. Conover
Last rites were held this afternoon from the Grace Methodist church in South Bend for Myron E. CONOVER, 66, former Rochester resident, who died Friday in St. Joseph's hospital at South Bend after a six-week illness. He resided at 1217 East Fox street in South Bend.
The Rev. Ralph STEELE officiated at the rites and burial was in the Maplewood cemetery, Valparaiso.
A veteran of World War I, Mr. Conover left Rochester five years ago for South Bend. He was born in Bradford, Ill., Oct 29, 1892, and on April 22, 1917, was married at Valparaiso to Bernice WOLFE, who survives.
A member of the Grace church in South Bend, Mr. Conover had been a representative for the Monarch Finer Foods firm of chicago in this area the past 40 years.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles G. GETMAN, Fort Wayne; two granddaughters, Karen and Sandra GETMAN; two sisters, Miss Nina CONOVER, Hammond, and Mrs. Wade C. HOLT, Bloomfield, Ky., and several nieces and nephews.

Russell V. Mathias
Last rites were held this afternoon at Pleasant Hill Methodist church for Russell Vern MATHIAS, 62, who resided south of Akron in Miami county. Burial was in the Akron cemetery.
Mr. Mathias was found dead Friday at his home. Dr. O. B. JOHNSON, Miami county coroner, attributed death to a self-inflicted wound from a .12 gauge shotgun. Mathias' body was discovered about 1 p.m. by his wife, Charlotte [MATHIAS], when she returned from a shopping trip to Akron. He had been in ill health about four years.
Born Feb. 16, 1897, in Miami county, he was the son of Jacob and Suffronia CRIST MATHIAS. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill church. His marriage was to Charlotte DEILMAN on Oct. 23, 1919.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Ann HOLLENBACK, Kokomo, and Miss Jeanette MATHIAS, Fort Wayne; one grandson; three brothers, Ed MATHIAS, R.R. 6, Rochester; John MATHIAS, R.R. 2, Macy, and Clem MATHIAS, Logansport, and one sister, Mrs. Arthur PERRY, Warrington, Fla.

Pearl Pressnall
Funeral services have been set for Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron for Mrs. Pearl PRESSNALL, 83, Akron, who died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday in the Winchester hospital after an extended illness.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS and the Rev. Maurice KESSLER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Oct. 3, 1875, in Akron, Mrs. Pressnall was the daughter of William and Mary FANATA KRIEGHBAUM. Her husband, William R. [PRESSNALL], preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Dever [PRESSNALL], Winchester, and three sisters, Mrs. Mabel STARK, Akron; Mrs. Clio BRADWAY, Lafayette, and Mrs. Maude HOOVER, Elkhart.

Hubert Runkle
Funeral services have been set for Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Old German Baptist church near Hoover for Hubert RUNKLE, Sr., 66, who died at 4:45 p.m. Friday while visiting friends at Modesto, Cal.
Mr. Runkle resided on a farm northwest of Mexico.
The Rev. Glen METZGER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetry at Mexico. Friends may call at the home after 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Surviving are the widow; six sons, Charles and Joe [RUNKLE], both of Macy; Kenneth [RUNKLE], Peru; D. M. [RUNKLE], Fort Wayne; Hubert [RUNKLE], Jr., Mexico; John [RUNKLE], San Antonio, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. Herman CONRAD, R.R. 5, Logansport; Mrs. Virginia BRADEN, R.R. 5, Peru; Mrs. Naomi FLORA, Mexico; Mrs. Norma PUGH, R.R. 4, Peru; twtnty-seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. Otis LOSHER, Logansport.

Charles Sheetz
Charles SHEETZ, 87, native of Rochester, died Thursday at the Los Angeles General hospital after a two-year illness. He had resided in California the past 36 years.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron, with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery east of Mentone. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.
Born June 24, 1872, at Rochester, he had resided north of Athens before going to California, where he owned a chicken hatchery near Los Angeles. His parents were John and Lavina AULT SHEETZ and his wife is the former Nancy JONES, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Mildred) HOYT, Los Angeles; one son, Otis [SHEETZ], Boise, Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha DOUGLAS and Mrs. Anna STERLING, both of Whiting, and several nieces and nephews.

Rev. Henry F. Bulger
Funeral services and burial were conducted this afternoon at the Kewanna Church of Christ for the Rev. Henry Floyd BULGER, 71, retired Christian church minister, who died Saturday at 10 a.m. in his Kewanna home. Burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The Rev. Bulger had served in pulpits at Kewanna, Burnettsville, Francesville and Medaryville.
Born June 29, 1888, in Davies county, he was the son of John and Mary DICKERSON BULGER. He had lived in Kewanna since 1921 and was a member of the Kewanna Masonic and Eastern Star lodges. He was married to the former Ruth WHARTON on July 14, 1930. She is the only immediate survivor.

Tuesday, July 7, 1959

[no obits]

Wednesday, July 8, 1959

Nannie E. Sparks
Mrs. Nannie Elizabeth SPARKS, 82, died Tuesday at 4 p.m. in her home in Kewanna. She had served as postmistress for Kewanna from 1926 to 1933.
Born Dec. 12, 1876, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of John and Sarah MILLER HARTMAN. Her husband, Charles SPARKS, died in 1926. Mrs. Sparks was a member of the Methodist church and was a past matron of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are four children, Lee MOON, South Bend, Ersa ENYART, Kewanna, Mildred TOMLINSON and Justin SPARKS, both of South Bend; twelve grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Royal Center with the Rev. Charles COOK officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Thursday, July 9, 1959 to Friday, July 10, 1959

[no obits]

Saturday, July 11, 1959

Daniel Biddinger
Daniel BIDDINGER, 83, Argos, died Friday morning at Parkview hospital in Plymouth following a long illness.
Born in Fulton county Oct. 31, 1875, he was the son of Elias and Mary CARR BIDDINGER. A Marshall county resident most of his life, he was married in 1898 to Minnie UMBAUGH, who survives.
Mr. Biddinger has been employed by the Schlosser Brothers Creamery many years and recently by the Ohio Oil company.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Chloe) LEWIS, Argos; seven grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Mary GOHEEN, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wesleyan Methodist church with the Rev. WAYNE of Fairmount officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos until 1 p.m. Sunday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Monday, July 13, 1959

James H. Shobe
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for James Herbert SHOBE, 86, who died at Woodlawn hospital Saturday at 2:45 p.m. after a 10-month illness. He had been a hospital patient nine weeks.
The Rev. James RHOADS 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. Shobe, one of Rochester's earliest car dealers, resided at 1127 Jefferson street. He was born Aug. 5, 1872, in Lima, O., and had lived in this community 78 years, coming here as a child with his family via covered wagon. His marriage was Feb. 27, 1895, at Macy, to Leora SEVERNS, who died June 17, 1955. His parents were Samuel and Cinderella CONRAD SHOBE.
Mr. Shobe had been a dealer in Haynes autos, one of the earliest makes, and later sold Studebaker, Dodge and Nash cars. He also had been a livestock broker.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hattie PENNINGTON, Rochester, and Mrs. Mattie CHRISTMAN, Indianapolis; one granddaughter, Mrs. Patricia BETTCHER, Phoenix, Ariz.; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Minnie D. Cannon
Mrs. Minnie Dell CANNON, 90, Kewanna, died Snday at 12:40 p.m. in the Miller nursing home here following a long illness.
Born March 4, 1869, in Flton county, she was the daughter of John M. and Sarah Jane LOUGH. She was married Sept. 3, 1890, to William T. CANNON in Kewanna. He died in 1927.
Mrs. Cannon was a member of the Rebekah Past Grand club and of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, Hugh [CANNON], Winamac, and Dean [CANNON], St. Petersburg, Fla.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Harry TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the Harrison chapel.

Brent Blacketor
Brent BLACKETOR, 79, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kline BLACKETOR, Jr., R.R. 5, Rochester, was killed this morning about 11:40 o'clock when he was crushed by a 25-ton road grader on a highway construction project near Culver.
Blacketor, employed as a truck driver for the McMahan Construction company, was working on the new location of Ind. 17, a mile south of Ind. 10, when the accident occurred.
Sheriff Jerry GREENLEE of Marshall county, Chief of Police Don MIKESELL of Culver, State Trooper James YOUNG and Dr. Marshall STINE of Bremen, Marshall county coroner, investigated.
According to reports, Blacketor was standing behind the large road grader, which had stopped preperatory to backing up. The driver, of the grader, Merle ROGERS, 24, Rochester, told officers he did not see the youth at all. It is surmised that Blacketor was about to jump onto the grader for a ride further down the road to his truck. The backing of the grader knocked Blacketor down and beneath the tracks. A witness to the mishap was Milton KISTLER, R.R. 3, Rochester, assistant project engineer.
Blacketor, former football star at Rochester high school, was a student at the University of Arizona.
The body was to be taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here from the Easterday funeral home in Culver.

Russell M. Stacy, Sr.
Funeral services and burial were conducted Sunday in Lafayette for Russell M. STACY, Sr., 61, Akron, O., a native of Rochester.
Mr. Stacy, manager of the general methods and standards department for the Firestone Tire and Rubber company the past four years, died Thursday after suffering a heart attack while driving his car home from the office.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. William STACY, he was born in this city and graduated from Rochester high school. He obtained a degree from Purdue university in 1920 and had been with Firestone since 1928. For 16 years he had been assistant director of industrial relations for the firm.
A veteran of World War I, he is survived by his wife, the former Alice MOORE of Lafayette; one son, Russell [STACY], Jr., San Diego, Cal., and two sisters, Mrs. B. L. TATLOCK, Terre Haute, and Mrs. P. W. MITCHELL, Noblesville.

Nona E. Myers
Mrs. Nona E. MYERS, 75, died Sunday at 7:15 p.m. in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dan BURKETT, Argos. She had been in ill health several years.
Born April 23, 1884, in Argos, she had resided in that community her entire lifetime. She was married March 19, 1900, to George R. MYERS, who died Jan.29, 1954. Her parents were Henry and Cenia STRICKLAND CARPENTER.
Mrs. Myers was a member of the Jordan Baptist church, located southwest of Argos.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Dan (Eva) BURKETT, Mrs. Walter (Edna) BURKETT, Mrs. Earl (Zella) McCAY, Mrs. Merrill (Clara) GARNER and Mrs. Holice (Ruth) GROSSMAN, all of Argos; three sons, Kenneth and Charles [MYERS], both of Argos, and Robert [MYERS], Fullerton, Cal.; fifteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. One son, Harry [MYERS], died in 1938.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER of Dunkirk officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m.

Michael Lynn McCarter
Private graveside services were conducted Saturday at the Plainveiw cemetery, Macy for Michael Lynn McCARTER, infant son of Charles and Ardell McCARTER, R.R. 4, Nashville, Ind., former Macy residents.
The child was stillborn Thursday. Also surviving are a brother Mark [McCARTER], 9; a sister, Barbara [McCARTER], 7; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Doris McCARTER, Macy, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HAMMOND, Laton, Cal.

John W. McGriff
John W. McGRIFF, 49, Schererville, a former Fulton county resident, died in the hospital at Hines, Ill., at 6:30 a.m. Saturday after an illness of several weeks.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward McGRIFF, who live on an Argos rural route near Richland Center. A member of the U.S. Navy during World War Two, Mr. McGriff was employed for a number of years as an assistant engineer at Inland Steel corporation in Indiana Harbor.
Among the survivors, besides the parents, are an uncle, Albert McGRIFF, R.R. 2, Rochester; three cousins, Ray and Roy McGRIFF and Max O'BLENIS, all of near Rochester, and a sister, Edna McGRIFF, Hammond, who formerly lived in Fulton county.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Highland, Ind., with graveside rites and burial in the Richland Center cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 14, 1959

Brent L. Blacketor
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church for Brent L. BLACKETOR, 19, Rochester, who was killed Monday morning when he was crushed under a 25-ton road grader on a highway construction project near Culver.
The Rev. James RHOADS 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 after 4 p.m. today.
Blacketor was employed for the summer as a truck driver for the McMahan Construction company. He resided wih his parents,Mr. and Mrs. Kline BLACKETOR, Jr., a mile east of the city on the Fort Wayne road. The youth would have been a sophomore at the University of Arizona, Tucson, this fall.
Born March 1, 1940, at Santa Monica, Cal., he was the son of Kline and Mabel BARKMAN BLACKETOR. He was a member of the First Baptist church and of Phi Gamma Delta social fraternity at the University of Arizona.
A 1958 graduate of Rochester high school, Brent had starred for three years as a regular guard and tackle for the RHS football team, also competing in track and basketball.
Surviving are the parents; the paternal grandfather, Kline BLACKETOR, Sr., Rochester; and the maternal grandfather, Harley BARKMAN, Rochester.

Myrtle M. Chapman
Mrs. Myrtle M. CHAPMAN, 75, who resided northeast of Mentone, died Sunday at 5:30 p.m. of a heart attack at her home. She had been in failing health two years.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Reed funeral home at Mentone with the Rev. H. R. STEELE officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery northeast of Mentone. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Harrison township, Kosicuusko county, on Aug. 14, 1883, she was the daughter of Josiah and Rowena BAKER SENSIBAUGH. She was married July 3, 1905, at Winona Lake, to Earl CHAPMAN, who survives. The Chapmans formerly resided in the Burton and Talma communities, operating a store at Talma.
Mrs. Chapman was a member of the Harrison Center E.U.B. church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two brothers, Hiner [SENSIBAUGH], Warsaw, and Curtis [SENSIBAUGH], Washington state, and one sister, Mrs. S. M. BAKER, Bethlehem, Pa.

Wednesday, July 15, 1959

Charley B. French
Charley B. FRENCH, 68, R.R. 2, North Manchester, died at his home at 5 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of several months. Several relatives survive in Fulton county.
Mr. French was born in Howard county and had lived near North Manchester since 1941. He was married in 1911 to Mamie GEARHART, who survives.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the South Pleasant Methodist church, four miles south of Silver Lake. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home at Akron to the home, where friends may call after noon Thursday and until noon Friday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour.

Thursday, July 16, 1959

Tearl M. Cornell
Mrs. Tearl M. CORNELL, 76, Fulton, died at 7:15 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary OVERMYER, where she had been living. Death came after an illness of 2 1/2 years.
Born on Oct. 1, 1882 in Miami county, Mrs. Cornell had spent most of her life in the Fulton vicinity. She was the daughter of Levi and Mary E. POWNALL MARTIN.
Mrs. Cornell was married Feb. 23, 1902, to Charles E. CORNELL, who died June 17, 1929. She was a member of the Fulton Pilgrim Holiness church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. D. K. (Marie) CRIPPEN, Grass Creek; Mrs. Ed (May) PREBLE, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. William (Ruth) MEADE, Battle Creek, Mich., and Mrs. Verdell (Mary) OVERMYER, Fulton; two sons, Claude [CORNELL], Muncie, and Clyde [CORNELL], R.R. 6, Rochester; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lena MEDULAN, Cedar Rapids, Ia., and a brother, Charles MARTIN, Peru. One daughter, Fern [CORNELL], preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Lincoln LEHUE officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Martha L. Powell
Mrs. Martha L. POWELL, 83, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at the home of a niece, Mrs. Blanche WELLS, where she had been living.
Born Nov. 12, 1875 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Seth and Maria RHODES WARREN. On April 28, 1910 she was married to Francis Orlando POWELL who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
She was the last of a family of five. Six nieces survive.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Tom Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, July 17, 1959

[no obits]

Saturday, July 18, 1959

Sarah Cloud
Sarah "Sally" CLOUD, 93, died Friday at 10:50 p.m. at her home in Macy after only a three-hour illness.
She was born Sept. 30, 1865, near Inwood, Ind., the daughter of Micajah and Nancy BLACKBURN FREELAND. She was married in 1881 at Marshall county to John L. CLOUD, who died in 1922. Mrs. Cloud had resided in the Macy community since 1881 and was the last surviving charter member of the Macy Order of Eastern Star, organized in 1892. She had assisted in managing the Cloud general store at Macy for over 50 years.
She was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are three grandchildren, Paul CLOUD, Bourgon; Richard CLOUD, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Mrs. Henry (Virginia) IRWIN, Columbus; one great-grandcaughter and one nephew. Two sons, Otto and Ben [CLOUD], preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Richard SUMNER officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton after 6 p.m. today and at the church from Monday noon until the hour of the service. The O.E.S. will conduct services Sunday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Monday, July 20, 1959

Charles W. Gow
Charles W. GOW, 71, died Saturday at 10:50 p.m. at his home, 600 Indiana avenue, from Bright's disease and a heart ailment. He had been in failing health three years.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. J. MURPHY of Calvary Temple church, South Bend, officiating, assisted by the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Gow was born Feb. 16, 1888, at Dent., Minn., the son of David and Margaret HITTLE GOW. He came to this community 38 years ago from near Monterey. On Nov. 3, 1920, at Winamac, he was married to Martha Ann LIVINGSTON, who survives.
Mr. Gow, a retired farmer, was a member of the Calvary Temple church, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving, besides his wife, are one son, Randy [GOW], at home; two brothers, Edward [GOW], Dent, Minn., and Arthur [GOW], Edgemont, S.D.; one sister, Millie RASMUSSEN, Muskegon, Mich., and numerous nices and nephews.

Clara Cook
Clara MAHLER COOK, 86, died at 2 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Neil LICHTENBERGER, in South Bend. She had been ill since March 3.
Born in Fulton county June 16, 1873, she had resided in the Delong and Culver communities until moving to South Bend in 1940. She was married first Feb. 25, 1890, to Daniel MAHLER, who died Dec. 13, 1913. She then was married in June, 1925 to Isaac COOK of Culver, who died in September, 1942.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. LICHTENBERGER and Miss Charlotte MAHLER, South Bend; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lester MAHLER, Napoleon, O., one granddaughter and two great-granddaughters. One son, Lester [MAHLER], preceded her in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Easterday funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Paul HARRIS 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.

Mars A. Tucker
Mars A. TUCKER, 65, farmer and stock buyer of Mentone, died suddenly Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Johns funeral home of Mentone is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Robert D. Pownall
Robert D. POWNALL, 38, a native of Fulton county, died Saturday morning at the Great Lakes Naval hospital near Chicago after a six-month illness. He was a retired machinist's mate first-class in the U.S. Navy and had been residing at Prescott, Ark.
Born May 19, 1921, in Fulton county, he was the son of Frank and Hazel BEATTIE POWNALL. He was married in 1943 at Prescott, Ark., to Mary Lou ERWIN, who survives. He was a member of the F.V.W.
Also surviving are one daughter, Neva Jean [POWNALL], and two sons, Jerry and Terry [POWNALL], both at home; his parents, R.R. 2, Kewanna; three sister, Mrs. John (Mary Jean) MARSH, Alexandria, Va., Marjorie Joan POWNALL, Washington,D.C., and Helen [POWNALL], Kewanna; and one brother, Howard [POWNALL], Long Beach, Cal.
Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. W. E. KEITH officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetry, where military rites will be performed. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Nellie Kercher
Mrs. Nellie KERCHER, 76, died Sunday at 9 p.m. in her home, R.R. 1, Mentone, after a long illness.
Born in Miami county July 1, 1883, she was the daughter of William and Edith SHOEMAKER KRIEG. She was married June 8, 1901, to William C. KERCHER who survives. She was a member of the Mentone Baptist chuch.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Alva) HUDSON, Akron; Mrs. Nina WORKING, Peru, and Mrs. Kenneth (Wreatha) MOLLENHOUR, Mentone; one son, Russell [KERCHER], Waverly, Ky.; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and twp sisters, Mrs. Rosa YOUNG, Anderson, and Mrs. Daisy SMITH, Chili.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Mentone Baptist church with the Rev. Irwin OLSON officiating. Burial will be at Mentone. Friends may call at the Johns funeral home in Mentone after 10 a.m.

Tuesday, July 21, 1959

Clarence Miller
Clarence MILLER, 65, former resident of Rochester, was found dead in the basement of his home, 1051 Elmwood Avenue, Columbus, O., Monday evening by his wife when she returned from a trip downtown. He had not been in good health recently and had undergone two near nervous breakdowns in recent years but his condition had not been of a serious nature. He had given no indication of taking his own life.
He was born June 12, 1894, and grew up in Rochester, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clem V. MILLER. His father was a former sheriff of Fulton county. His mother passed away at her residence, 1104 Main street, on Feb. 10. Clarence and his wife had returned to Rochester often during her illness and after her death. His mother's estate has been estimated at near $500,000 and he was the sole heir. He graduated from Rochester high school in 1913 and from Purdue University School of Electrical Engineering four years later.
He took a position with the Indiana Bell Telephone Company at Indianapolis and later was assigned to the Western Electric Company, Chicago, the Ohio Bell, Cleveland and during World War II was given several special assignments in eastern plants of the Bell organization.
He was with the telephone utility for 43 years and retired on June 12. For the past 10 years he was plant supervisor for the Southwestern area of the Ohio Bell. He also drew up their budget and planned future employment requirements. During his career he was recognized as an outstanding circuit engineer.
He married Adele PFAHL of Cleveland, Nov. 11, 1935. There are no children.
Mr. Miller attended the Community church at Columbus and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Being a recognized stamp collector, often serving as a judge at exhibits, he was active in the Collectors Club of New York and the Philatellatic Society. he was a member of the Professional Engineers, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, the Bell Pioneers and the Purdue Alumni Society.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Dale Funeral Home with burial in the Greenlawh cemetery at Columbus.

Wednesday, July 22, 1959

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Thursday, July 23, 1959

Oren S. Mackey
Funeral services will be held in Whiting Friday evening and burial will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery for Orren S. MACKEY, native of this city, who died at a Gary hospital Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Born in Rochester, he was the son of Horace C. and Lucy DUNLAP MACKEY and had attended school here. He had resided in Whiting since a young man, retiring from the Standard Oil Refinery company there several years ago. He was married in 1896 to Etta PRIEST, who died in 1956. Since his wife's death, he had been living with his daughter, Mrs. John STOFKA, Hobart.
Also surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Carl SANDS, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Jess CUNNINGHAM, Whiting; two sisters, Mrs. Mary HOFFMAN, Rochester, and Charlotta PALMER, Leiters Ford, and one brother, Dr. C. G. MACKEY, Logansport.

Lewis Leininger
Lewis LEININGER, 80, co-owner of Leininger department store in Akron the past 60 years, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at his Akron home after an 18-month illness.
Born Aug. 10, 1878, in Kosciusko county, he had spent most of his lifetime in the Akron community. His parents were Dan and Angeline HARTUNG LEININGER. His marriage was to Clara WAECHTER, who died in 1950.
Mr. Leininger was a 50-year member of the Akron Masonic Lodge 659.
Surviving are two sons, Cloyde and Dale [LEININGER], both of Akron; one daughter, Mrs. Ted (Lucille) JONTZ, Akron; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willis and Roy [LEININGER], both of Akron; and two sisters, Mrs. Cleotis (Faye) SMITH, and Mrs. H. D. (Pearl) STONER, both of Akron.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Tom Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until the hour of the services.

Anna Dolph
Mrs. Anna DOLPH, 85, Elkhart, died Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the home of her grandson, Lester DOLPH, Elkhart. She had been ill several months.
Mrs. Dolph moved to Elkhart 40 years ago from Rochester. Born in White county, she was the daughter of Samuel and Mary REAMES. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are one son, Robert [DOLPH], Elkhart; four daughters, Mrs. William (Lena) ALEXANDER, Elkhart; Mrs. Lela MILLER, San Diego, Cal.; Marie [DOLPH], Chicago, and Madge [DOLPH], Elkhart; one sister, Mrs. Madge FREEMAN, Fort Wayne. Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Harry REAMES of Rochester is a nephew.
Last rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Walley funeral home at Elkhart with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Graveside rites will be here between noon and 1 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, July 24, 1959

Theressa A. Biddinger
Theressa A. BIDDINGER, 82, former Rochester resident, died at 10 p.m. Thursday at Marion general hospital, where she had been a patient one week. Mrs. Biddinger moved to Marion from Rochester one year ago.
She was married to Frank BIDDINGER, who died seven years ago. Mrs. Biddinger was a member of the First Christian church at Gas City.
Surviving are one son, Thurman [BIDDINGER], Marion; one sister, [not named], Corpus Christi, Texas; one daughter, Wilma BIDDINGER; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funrral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Shawley funeral home, 2901 South Washington street, Marion, with burial in Grant Memorial Park cemetery at Marion. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m.Saturday.

Saturday, July 25, 1959

Laura E. Schuller
Funeral services were conducted Thursday at Fort Wayne for Mrs. Laura E. SCHULLER, 65, who died of a heart ailment Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. She resided on R.R. 5, Rochester; had been ill five months, seriously for two weeks.
Burial was in the Prairie Grove cemetery near Fort Wayne.
Born April 1, 1894, at Fort Wayne, she had moved to Rochester 11 months ago from Chicago. She was married in Chicago April 1, 1928, to Charles SCHULLER, who died in 1940. Her parents were Samuel and Amelia BAXTER RUFNER.
Mrs. Schuller was a member of the Third Presbyterian church of Fort Wayne.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Leona SEELOS, R.R. 5, Rochester; one brother, William RUFNER, Fort Wayne, and four nephews. One sister preceded her in death.

Monday, July 27, 1959

Ervin S. Parker
Ervin S. PARKER, 73, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw, after suffering a stroke four days previous. He was a farmer and livestock buyer.
Among the survivors are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles (Helen) SMITH, Akron, and his wife, the former Minnie SEBRING of Akron.
funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Silver Lake E.U.B. church with Rev. C. HANEY officiating. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery, Claypool. Friends may call at the McHatton funeral home, Warsaw, until 11 a.m. Tuesday, and at the church until the hour of the service.

Cora Tilton
Funeral services were held in DeMotte today for Mrs. Cora TILTON, 79, former Rochester resident, who died in the Porter Memorial hospital at Valparaiso Friday afternoon. She had resided in the Wheatfield community the past 30 years, moving there from Rochester.
Born Sept. 21, 1879, in Owen county, she was the daughter of Everett and Louisa NEIER HUBER. She was married in 1899 at Jasper county to Perry HODGE, who died in 1913. In 1924 she married Alfred TILTON, who died in 1948.
Mrs. Tilton was a member of the Grace Methodist church of Rochester.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dessie BATORIE, Wheatfield; Mrs. Bernice DUSEK, Chicago, and Mrs. Patrick (Zelma) DEERBERG, Wheatfield; one son, Harold HODGE, South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Maude COMMER, Rensselaer; Mrs. Clara GRUBER, Wheatfield and Mrs. Eda RASMUSSEN, Kouts; eleven grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.

Pauline Stuber
Mrs. Pauline STUBER, 49, R.R. 1, Roann, died Sunday at 8:10 a.m. at her home of a heart ailment. She had been ill seven months.
Born March 21, 1910, in Miami county, she had lived in the Roann community her entire life. She was married Sept. 12, 1927, at Denver, to Paul STUBER, who survives. Her parents were Robert and Irene ELLIS DRAPER. She was a member of the Emmanuel E.U.B. church and the W.S.W.S.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carter (Betty) DEEDS, R.R. 2, Macy; two brothers, Harry DRAPER, Wabash, and Paul DRAPER, Roann, and two grandchildren. Preceding her in death were three sisters and one brother.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Emmanuel [church] and the Rev. Victor YEAGER and the Rev. James NUTT officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Wednesday.

Jon Reno
Jon RENO, 16, former Richland Center high school student, died Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Mercy hospital at Benton Harbor, Mich., where he had been in critical condition since Monday with diphtheria.
The youth had been living with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Loy FISHER, R.R. 2, Hartford, Mich., for the past 18 months. He was admitted to the hospital Wednesday.
The Michigan State Health Department reported that the youth was suffering from diphtheria--later confirmed by autopsy--after examining throat and nasal cultures. Diphtheria anti-toxin had been rushed to Grand Rapids Wednesday in an effort to save the boy's life. A routine check was made of persons who were in close contact with the boy and none showed symptoms of the disease.
The youth had lived in Michigan since the death of his mother, Mrs. Dorothy FISHER RENO, Oct. 20, 1957. His father, Donald [RENO], is presently serving a life term at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City after being convicted in Fulton circuit court for second degree murder in the shooting death of his wife.
Jon was born Jan. 13, 1943, at Rochester and was a student at Richland Center school before moving to Michigan.
He also is survived by a brother, Gene [RENO], in the Navy at New London, Conn., the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Chloe RENO, Rochester, and several uncles and aunts.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 28, 1959

Mary Taylor
Mrs. Mary TAYLOR, 87, died Monday at 9:30 p.m. in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw after a month's serious illness. She resided in Akron, where she had lived 65 years in the same house.
A retired seamstress who had worked 50 years for the Leininger store in Akron, Mrs. Taylor was born Dec. 7, 1871, in Kosciusko county, the daughter of Moses and Jane MEREDITH LEININGER. She had spent her life in the Akron area. Her marriage was to Roy TAYLOR, who died in 1919.
Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Adrain (Mary) COPLEN, Warsaw; Mrs. Robert (Betty) HOLLAR, Milford, and Robert TAYLOR, Warsaw; and eight great-grandchildren. A son, Seth [TAYLOR], and two half-brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Tom Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wilvin R. Long
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Mentone Church of Christ for Wilvin R. LONG, 65, lifetime Newcastle township resident, who died at 12:20 p.m. Monday of a cerebral hemorrhage. Seriously ill for the past two days, he had been in poor health several years.
The Rev. Ralph BURROUS will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the Johns fneral home in Mentone until 1 p.m. and after that hour at the residence.
Mr. Long was born April 24, 1896, in Newcastle township, the son of Franklin and Sarah LONG. He was married June 1, 1917, to Faye EMMONS, who survives. He was a charter member of the Farm Bureau.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Franklin [LONG], R.R. 2, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Louise) ROUTH, Anaheim, Cal., and Mrs. Lloyd (Joan) HOLLOWPETER, Marion; four grandchildren and one half-brother, Dr. Embry ANDERSON, Mentone.

Wednesday, July 29, 1959

Florence D. Fishburn
Mrs. Florence D. FISHBURN, 85, Argos, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Landis nursing home at Argos of a heart attack.
Born June 29, 1874, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Daniel and Julia YEARICK GROSSMAN. She was married at Argos April 21, 1897, to Wade FISHBURN, who died July 1, 1957.
Mrs. fishburn was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are three sons, Donald, Dwight and Doyle [FISHBURN], all of Argos; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Maurine) MURPHY, Plymouth, five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Avis HALL, Santa Monica, Cal., and Mrs. Mary RICHEY, Washington, D.C.; and two brothers, D. Ray GROSSMAN, Elkhart, and Ira GROSSMAN, Argos.
Last rites will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Argos Methodist church with the Rev. E. J. PETERS officiating, assisted by the Rev. Elwood ANDERSON. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until noon Friday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Florence Ruth Ballenger
Mrs. Florence Ruth BALLENGER, 61, who had spent most of her life in Fulton county, died Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a seven-month illness.
She was born Jan. 7, 1898, in Miami county, the daughter of George and Ollie TROUT HARDING. She was married March 13, 1914, to William BALLENGER, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth STRATTON, R.R. 3, North Manchester, with whom she made her home; and Mrs. Claude JONES, Kokomo; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Mrs. LeRoy BUDD, Reynolds, and one brother, Roscoe HARDING, South Bend.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. O. G. HAHN of Kokomo officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tressie Craig
Mrs. Tressie CRAIG, 93, former Akron resident, died at the Twin Oaks nursing home in Kokomo Tuesday afternoon after a long illness. She had spent the last 50 years in Kokomo.
Born in Miami county, June 11, 1866, she was the daughter of Augusta and Frances CARPENTER BRAUNELLER. She was married in 1885 to Thomas CRAIG, who died in 1930. Mrs. Craig was a retired practical nurse.
Surviving are three sons, Victory and Dale [CRAIG], both of Kokomo, and Wilbur [CRAIG], Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Russell GUDD, Evansville; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-eight great grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Ellers chapel at Kokomo with the Rev. Roy HELMS officiating. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery at Kokomo. Friends may call at the chapel.

Thursday, July 30, 1959

Mary Squires
Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Mrs. Mary SQUIRES, 82, 1513 Wallace avenue, who died at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester nursing home. She had been ill for the past eight months and in the nursing home one month.
The Rev. F. R. FRENCH of the Assembly of God church will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Squires, who resided with her son, Glenn [SQUIRES], was born in Rochester Aug. 13, 1876, the daughter of Alvin and Anna TALLEY. She was married to Reuben SQUIRES, who died Oct. 2, 1947. Four sons also preceded her in death.
Surviving are another son, Arthur [SQUIRES], Logansport; three daughters, Ada BLESSING, Kewanna; Mrs. Mabel CAMP, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Gale HODSON, Elk Grove, Cal., and five grandchildren.

Whitfield Heminger
Whitfield "Whit" HEMINGER, 63, 1213 Monroe street, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Hines hospital near Chicago after a lingering illness.
A retired real estate agent, he had been an employee of the state excise department. A veteran of World War I, he was a past commander of the American Legion Post here and was a member of the First Christian church. He had resided in Fulton before moving to Rochester several years ago.
Born in Kewanna, he was the son of Amos and Maria HEMINGER. His marriage was in March, 1917, to Edythe BOTHAST, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Allan [HEMINGER], Logansport; one brother, Leonard [HEMINGER], Gary; one sister, Mrs. Anna ACKERT, Fort Myers, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Ditmire funeral home at Fulton is in charge.

William H. Longman
William H. LONGMAN, 95, retired mason and former Lucerne resident died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial hospital in Logansport. He had lived the past six years with his daughter, Mrs. Arthur FEIDNER, R.R. 3, Kewanna.
Survivors are the daughter, and two grandsons, Bill and Robert FEIDNER, both stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army.
Final rites will be at the Harrison Garden Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER will officiate and burial will be in Grass Creek. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, July 31, 1959

Nellie Richardson
Mrs. Nellie RICHARDSON, 82, died Thursday at her home in Knox.
Born in Rochester, she had resided here until moving to Knox two years ago. Her husband, Kelsey RICHARDSON, preceded her in death.
Surviving are two stepdaughters, Mrs. Helen COYTENDALL and Mrs. Mary MORROW, both of South Bend; two stepsons, Dr. C. L. RICHARDSON, Rochester, and Clyde RICHARDSON, St. Joseph, Mich., and one brother, Ben NOFTSGER, Rochester.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Price funeral home at Knox with burial Monday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Whitfield Heminger
Funeral services for Whitfield "Whit" HEMINGER, 63, 1213 Monroe street, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian church here with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiatint. Burial will be at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post of Rochester.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home until noon Sunday.
Mr. Heminger, a retired real estate agent, died Wednesday near Chicago after a lingering illness.

Saturday, August 1, 1959

Elizabeth Miller
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton for Mrs. Elizabeth MILLER, 76, who died at 7 p.m. Friday in her home one mile south of Fulton on Ind. 25.
The Rev. Delmar KRUEGER of Rochester will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.
Mrs. Miller, the daughter of Peter and Eva KLAUS KALE, was born in Yugoslavia on Dec. 24, 1882. She was married first to George GRAF, who died in 1914. Her second marriage was Dec. 24, 1945, to Ernest MILLER. She had resided in the Fulton community since moving there from Chicago in 1945. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran church at Rochester.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Peter GRAF, R.R. 1, Macy, and George GRAF, in Germany; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren; two step-children, Mrs. Anna Marie SUTTON, Fulton, and Bernhard LATTERNER, R.R. 6, Rochester; one step-grandson and one sister, Mrs. Margaret FREUND, Toronto, Canada.

Wendell Newcomb
Wendell NEWCOMB, 59, a native of Fulton county, died Thursday at 11 p.m. in the University Medical Center at Portland, Ore. He resided at Newburg, Ore.
Born Aug. 2, 1899, in Fulton county, he had moved to Oregon 50 years ago from Argos. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt NEWCOMB of Argos. Mr. Newcomb belonged to the McMinville (Ore.) Christian church.
Surviving are one son, Trent [NEWCOMB]; and a daughter, Nona Rae [NEWCOMB], both of Dallas, Ore.; his father and stepmother, R.R. 1, Argos; one brother, Roy [NEWCOMB], North Liberty; one sister, Mrs. Ruth HALTERMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester; one half-brother, Alvin NEWCOMB, Tippecanoe; one half-sister, Mrs. Lydia SHOEMAKER, Stevensville, Mont.
Funeral services and burial will be at Newburg Monday. The Brown funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie Richardson
Graveside rites will be Sunday at 3:45 p.m. in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for Mrs. Nellie RICHARDSON, 82, who died at Knox Thursday. She was a former Rochester resident. Mrs. Richardson was a member of the Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary.

Monday, August 3, 1959

Pearl Czapansky
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church for Mrs. Frances Pearl CZAPANSKY, 64, 1229 Elm street, who died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday in her home.
Mrs. Czapansky's death came suddenly, of a heart attack. She had attended an ice cream social the previous evening and apparently had been in good health.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until Tuesday noon, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.
Born Nov. 29, 1894, in Rochester, she had resided here her entire life except for a few years in Oklahoma. Her parents were Benjamin Franklin and Lydia May HARRING OWENS , pioneer residents of this area. She was married Sept. 19, 1915, at Lamont, Okla., to W. Roy CZAPANSKY, who survives.
Mrs. Czapansky had served many years as a practical nurse to Woodlawn hospital. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge, Woman's Benefit Association and the First Baptist church.
Surviving, besides the husband, is one son, Marvin Owen [CZAPANSKY], South Bend. An infant son preceded her in death.

Robert Virl Brugh
Funeral services were held this morning in South Bend for Robert Virl BRUGH, 78, 916 South 35th street, South Bend, who dies at 7:40 a.m. Saturday in Memorial hospital at South Bend. He had been ill several months.
Burial was in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Born in Leiters Ford, Sept. 3, 1880, he had moved to South Bend in 1923. He was married in 1901 to Carrie CALDWELL, who survives. Mr. Brugh was a retired Studebaker Corporation employee.
Surviving are two sons, Leonard and Raymond [BRUGH], both of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred KINSER and Mrs. Eudore FERRO, both of South Bend; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dean [BRUGH], New Carlidsle, ands Sidney [BRUGH], Mishawaka, and two sisters, Mae BRUGH, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Ray OVERMYER, Rochester.

George L. Williams
Funeral rites were conducted this afternoon in Culver for George Leo WILLIAMS, 74, Delong, who died Saturday afternoon in the home of a daughter, Mrs. William LATTA in Rochester. He had been ill several months.
Burial was in the Leitrs Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Born in Starke county west of Culver, he had spent most of his life in that area, residing in Delong the last 11 years. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife, Emma Evelyn [WILLIAMS]; five daughters, Mrs. LATTA and Miss Fern WILLIAMS, both of Rochester, and Frances, Ina and Linda [WILLIAMS], all at home; and Arthur [WILLIAMS], with the Marine Corps in California; one sister, Mrs. Ada TEELE, Knox; one brother, Charles [WILLIAMS], Delong, and five grandchildren.

Tuesday, August 4, 1959

Mrs. Fred Stayton
Mrs. Fred STAYTON, 69, died Monday at 9:45 p.m. in her home at Leiters Ford after a year's illness.
Born Sept. 13, 1889, in Leiters Ford, she was the daughter of Amos and Ellen BRUCE OVERMYER. She was married Dec. 13, 1908, at Richland Center to Fred L. STAYTON, who survives.
An active member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, she belonged to the church's W.S.C.S.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Ethel SHIRK, Phoenix, Ariz.; three sons, Paul [STAYTON], R.R. 4, Rochester; Guy [STAYTON], Leiters Ford; Ralph [STAYTON], at home; one sister, Mrs. Wanda HOSKINS, Hyden, Ky.; one granddaughter, Jan Ellen STAYTON, Leiters Ford, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Thursday.

Clarence Aker
Clarence AKER, 78, Portland, Ind., father of Mrs. Ora STEPHEN, 319 West 10th street, died Monday afternoon in Portland after a critical illness of several weeks.
Mr. Aker had visited Mrs. Stephen in Rochester several times during the last 20 years.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursda in the Williamson funeral home at Portland.

Almira Nifong
Mrs. John (Almira) NIFONG, 82, 401 Albert street,Argos, died at her home at 11 a.m. Monday after a three-year illness. She was the youngest and last of a family of nine children. Among her survivors are twenty-eight grandchildren and forty-two great-grandchildren.
Born in Bourbon on June 15, 1877, Mrs. Nifong was the daughter of Rev. John and Elmira MILLER SELLERS. She had lived in Argos for 17 years, moving there from the Mount Olive community near Plymouth.
On Dec. 25, 1895, she was married to John NIFONG, who survives. She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren.
Surviving, besides the husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Earl (Iva) TRAYER, South Bend; Mrs. Harold (Mae) WALTERHOUSE, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Bradford (Vera) WHITE, Los Angeles; four sons, Noble L., Walter O. and John Cyrus [NIFONG], all of Plymouth, and Truman E. [NIFONG], Etna Green; tweny-eight grandchildren, and forty-two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. thursday in the Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Clyde JOSEPH officiating, assisted by the Rev. A. F. MORRIS. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and until noon Thursday. the ody will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Wednesday, August 5, 1959

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Thursday, August 6, 1959

Ralph E. Freed
Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn BECKER went to Fairbury, Ill., Monday to attend funeral services for Ralph Elwyn FREED, a brother of Mrs. Hazel BECKER of this city. Mr. Freed was 57 years of age and suffered a heart attack a week ago at his farm, and was taken to a hospital at Havana, Ill. Mrs. Becker and daughter, June MILLER, have been at Fairbury since Saturday and they returned home with Mr. and Mrs. Becker. Mr. Frieed was a landscape gardner and he leaves a son,Ralph [FREED], and two granddaughters of El Paso,Texas. Mrs. Ethel SEALE, a sister of Tacoma, Wash., was unable to be present. He had six sistes and two brothers.

Friday, August 7, 1959

Una S. Tucker
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Una S. TUCKER, 67, 1409 College avenue, who died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Miller nursing home here after an eight-month illness.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A painter by occupation, he was born May 21, 1892, in Kosciusko county, the son of Albert and Emma KRAUSE TUCKER. He had lived in Fulton and Kosciusko counties all his life except for a year in Tucson, Ariz. His first marriage was to Mary NOFTSGER. His second, on April 28, 1920, was to Yola TIMBERS, who died May 10, 1952.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert C. (Helen) DRUDD, Tucson, Ariz.; one son, Wade [TUCKER], South Bend; five grandchildren; three brothers, Rex and Darrell [TUCKER], both of Mentone, and Frank [TUCKER], Claypool. Three sons preceded him in death.

Saturday, August 8, 1959

Etta Pitt
Mrs. Etta GRAEBER PITT, 72, Detroit, Mich., a former Rochester resident, died at 4 a.m. Friday in Detroit Memorial hospital. She was born in Rochester and lived here until about 30 years ago.
Born Dec. 7, 1886, she was the daughter of Frederick and Margaret MARSHALL GRAEBER. Her marriage was to William PITT.
Services will be in the Fred Woods funeral home in Detroit Monday morning, with burial in Holland, Mich.

Monday, August 10, 1959

Emma Wageman
Mrs. Ingeborg (Emma) WAGEMAN, 78, died Sunday morning at 4:45 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital. A resident of Gand Forks, N.D., she came to Rochester seven weeks ago to visit a daughter, Mrs. Donald SILBERMAN, 196 Pontiac street, and became ill July 20. She had been in the hospital since that time.
Born June 17, 1881, in Bentru township, Grand Forks county, N.D., she was the daughter of Ole and Anna OLSEN. Her first marriage was to Tellef SORENSEN; her second to John WAGEMAN. Both preceded her in death. Mrs. Wageman was a member of the United Lutheran church in Grand Forks.
Surviving, besides the daughter, Mrs. Edna SILBERMAN, are five other daughters and two sons.
The body was taken to Grand Forks Sunday night from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, accompanied by Mrs. Silberman. Tentative rites are planned for Tuesday at the Hanson and Anderson funeral home in Grand Forks with burial in Bgyland [?], Minn.

Tuesday, August 11, 1959

Charles M. Baggerly
Charles M. BAGGERLY, 88, died Monday at 12:30 p.m. at his home in Fulton. A retired farmer, he was a former sexton of the Fulton cemetery.
Born Oct. 14, 1870, in Edger county, Illinois, he was the son of John and Mary SLAGLE BAGGERLY. His first marriage was in 1894 to Melissa SHINN, who died in 1942. He later was married to Pearl MONTGOMERY, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Clifford [BAGGERLY], R.R. 6, Rochester; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie LAVERY and Ida BAGGERLY, both of Indianapolis.
Mr. Baggerly came to Fulton 38 years ago from Pulaski county.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire chapel.

Wednesday, August 12, 1959

Mabel P. Sullivan
Mrs. Elmer (Mabel Pearl ) SULLIVAN, who lived for 52 years in her home seven miles southeast of Argos on Route One, died in her home at the age of 75 years Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. She had been ill for five years, in serious condition for the last two weeks.
Born in Clinton county March 29, 1885, Mrs. Sullivan had lived in Fulton county for many years before moving to Marshall county. She was the daughter of Thomas and Lydia HISEY PARTRIDGE, one of nine children. Five sistes and two brothers preceded her in death.
On Feb. 16, 1907, she was married to Elmer SULLIVAN, who died June 26, 1955. Mrs. Sullivan had been a member of the St. John's Lutheran church in Rochester for a number of years.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Walter (Leona) SULLIVAN, who married a brother of Elmer SULLIVAN and who lives in the Sullivan home on R.R. 1, Argos; a nephew, Gerald SULLIVAN, R.R. 1, Argos,and several other nieces and nephews.
Services will be in the St. John's Lutheran church here at 2 p.m. Friday, with the church pastor, the Rev. Delmar KRUEGER, officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and until noon Friday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Thursday, August 13, 1959

Bertha Swick
Mrs. Bertha SWICK, R.R. 2, Silver Lake, died at the age of 90 years Wednesday at 11:45 p.m. in her home. She had been ill three years.
A native of Berne, Switzerland, she was born there Dec. 20, 1868, the daughter of Bartley and Magdalena SUMME. She came to this country at the age of 19 years. Her marriage was April 6, 1886, to Allison W. SWICK, who died in 1942.
She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society, Purdue home economics club and the Center E.U.B. church of Silver Lake.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Vern (Margaret) MEESE, Millersburg; Mrs, Irwin (Eva) McHATTON, Akron; Mrs. Phillip (Jennie) HARDIN, Sr.; Silver Lake; Mrs. Fred (Carrie) GERARD, Bourbon, and Mrs. Robert (Willowdean) WEIRICK, Silver Lake; one son, Ernest H. [SWICK], South Bend; one sister, Mrs. J. W. SWICK, Akron; one brother, Victor SUMME, Silver Lake; nineteen grandchildren and thirty-six great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Center E.U.B. church, 1 1/2 miles north of Silver Lake on Ind. 15. Burial will be in the Center cemetery. Friends may call at the Mchatton funeral home in Warsaw after 2 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday, then at the church Saturday until the hour of the service.

Friday, August 14, 1959

Minnie D. Charters
Mrs. Minnie Dell CHARTERS, 78, longtime resident of the Prairie Grove community near Kwqanna, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in a Warsaw nursing home after a long illness. She had resided in Rochester before going to the nursing home.
A native of Hardin county, Ohio, she was born Nov. 4, 1880, the daughter of Abraham and Mary TIMMONS. Her marriage was on March 13, 1912, in Rochester to Jess CHARTERS, who died Sept. 19, 1956.
She was a member o the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with burial in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. William BELCHER, Rochester; two grand-nephews; a half-sister, Mrs. Carl MARCH, Winamac, and a half-brother, Abraham TIMMONS, Ohio.

Marion Studebaker
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton for Marion STUDEBAKER, 82, retired farmer who died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday at the home of Ruth HILL, two miles northeast of Twelve Mile.
He had resided at the Hill home five years. Death came after a two-month illness.
The Rev. Arthur TRUEX will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Feb. 3, 1877, in Bethlehem township of Cass county, Mr. Studebaker was the son of David and Margaret BLACK STUDEBAKER. He was married Sept. 10, 1899, to Amy FOY, who died Nov. 2, 1946. He had lived several years at Fulton and was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a brother, Ernest [STUDEBAKER], Mentone, and several nieces and nephews, including Paul HAMMOND, Culver. Five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Saturday, August 15, 1959

John F. Campbell
John Franklin CAMPBELL, 68, longtime resident of Aubbeenaubbee township, died at 4:30 a.m. today at his home, 2219 West Sixth street, Mishawaka, where he had lived the past two years. Death came after a six-year illness.
Born March 3, 1891, near Leiters Ford, he had lived in that community all his life until the past two years. His parents were James and Barbara LEITER CAMPBELL. He was married Dec. 8, 1914, at Winamac, to Edith PATE, who survives. Mr. Campbell ws a retired steamfitter and farmer.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mark (Dorothy) JONES, Royal Center, Mrs. Harold (Kathryn) BUTTS, Bremen, and Mrs. Bernard (Roberta) DECKER, Mishawaka; three sons, Lester [CAMPBELL], Denver, Col., Doyle [CAMPBELL], Logansport, and John [CAMPBELL], South Bend; two brothers, Fred [CAMPBELL], Rochester, and Hugh [CAMPBELL], Leiters Ford; two half-sisters, Mrs. Edna MANGOLD and Mrs. Alma WILSON, both of Hammond; two sisters, Mrs. Addie SALES, Rochester, and Mrs. Jeannette WILLIAMS, Leiters Ford; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and three half-sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Theo. ROBERTS of the Leiters Ford Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, August 17, 1959

Martha E. Cook
Mrs. Martha E. COOK, 84, nartive of Fulton county, died Saturday at 4:15 p.m. in the Anderson sanitarium at LaPorte. She resided at 1005 Scott street in LaPorte.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Haverstock chapel at LePorte with the Rev. Elmer JOHNSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.
Mrs. Cook was born June 18, 1875, in Fulton county, the daughter of George W. and Mary MILLER. She was married at Rochester March 11, 1896, to Frank COOK, who died in 1956. Surviving are one brother, Arthur E. MILLER, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.

Alva W. Rans
Alva William RANS, 54, a barber of Kewanna, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday in hie Kewanna home after a short illness.
Born in Grass Creek on Oct. 11, 1904, he was the son of William and Phila NICKELS RANS. His marriage was to Nadene D. MILLS, who survives. Mr. Rans was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving besides the widow are two sons, Richard [RANS], Fulton, and Jon [RANS], at home; his mother, Mrs. Phila ZUCK, Kewanna, and a brother, Robert [RANS], South Bend.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Robert BELT and the Rev. Harry TAYLOR will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison chapel.

Mrs. Thomas Morrissey
Mrs. Thomas MORRISSEY, 70, Pecatonica, Ill., died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday night while visiting in Rockford, Ill.
She was the sister of H. J. HALSTEAD, Rochester. Funeral services and burial will be in Pecatonica. Mr. and Mrs. HALSTEAD and daughter, Barbara, left today for Pocatonica to attend the funeral.

Tuesday, August 18, 1959

Dessie Harding
Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Macy Methodist church for Mrs. Dessie HARDING, 76, R.R. 1, Macy, who died Saturday night at her home after a three-month illness.
The Rev. I. T. ROGERS officiated at the rites, assisted by the Rev. Richard SUMNER. Burial was in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
Born at Silver Lake on March 28, 1883, she was the daughter of William and Electa EPLER SNYDER. She had resided in Macy since 1910 and was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband, Corbin [HARDING]; two sons, Everett MILLS, R.R. 4, Peru, and Byron HARDING, R.R. 1, Macy; one daughter, Mrs. Lena BALSBAUGH, Peru; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one son, two brothers and two sisters.

Wednesday, August 19, 1959

Clyde J. Beehler
Clyde J. BEEHLER, 64, former Richland township trustee, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday in the Columbia City hospital after suffering a heart attack earlier in the day while attending the Whitley county fair. He had been in poor health for two years.
Born in Richland township on March 28, 1895, he was the son of William and Christina COPLEN BEEHLER. He had resided in that community his entire life. His marriage was on Aug. 4, 1945, to Lucille Z. FLAUGH, who survives.
Mr. Beehler was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Ruth NELLANS, Argos; Mrs. Rethal EVANS, Rochester; Mrs. Mary THOMPSON, Akron, and Mrs. Alta ROUCH, Fulton. One brother, Leo [BEEHLER], died April 39 of this year.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Lloyd MENERY of Medaryville officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harry SHEWMAKER. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

J. Hugh Wiseley
J. Hugh WISELEY, 75, who was born and reared in Kewanna, died at 7 a.m. today in Leon, Ia., where he had lived for the last several years. He was the brother of Mrs. J. W. MESSMAN, 226 West Third street.
Mr. Wiseley lived in Kewanna for about 27 years before moving to Tennessee and then to town. Services and burial will be in Kewanna, but date, time and place have not been determined yet.

Thursday, August 20, 1959

John F. Thompson
John F. THOMPSON, 77, R.R. 1, Akron, a lifelong resident of the Akron vicinity, died in his home of a coronary occlusion at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday. He had been ill 10 months.
Born in Fulton county Aug. 16, 1882, he was the son of William and Laura BIGGS THOMPSON and was a farmer by occupation. On March 11, 1905, he was married to Mamie WOOLPERT, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Emma HUNTER, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, Mrs. Helen HARTZLER, Disko and Mrs. Marjorie DAVIS, Mentone; four sons, Byron [THOMPSON], R.R. 1, Akron, Ed [THOMPSON], Akron, Noman [THOMPSON], R.R. 1, Roann, and George Richard [THOMPSON], Wakefield, Kan.; a brother, Jeff [THOMPSON], R.R. 1, Akron; a sister, Mrs. Granville (Maude) HOLLOWAY, Rochester; twenty grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Four children preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the residence, one-half mile west of Akron, after 7 p.m. today and until noon Saturday and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Saturday. The Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron is in charge of services.

Inez Blum
Funeral services were conducted in LaGrance, Ill., Wednesday for Mrs. Inez HOOVER BLUM, 73, LaGrange, daughter of the late A. E. and Ida HARTER HOOVER of Akron. The mother was a sister of the late Andrew and Charles HARTER of Akron.
Three daughters, a son and several grandchildren survive Mrs. Blum.

Robert Joe Lewis
Robert Joe LEWIS, 24, 527 Ohio street, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for one week. Cause of death has not been determined yet.
Born in Rochester on Aug. 16, 1935, he had been a resident of this vicinity all his life. He was the son of Raymond "Bid" and Eleanor WILLIAMS LEWIS. A laborer, Mr. Lewis was married in Rochester in 1952 to Charlene NUELL and was a veteran of the U. S. Army.
Surviving are the wife and three children, Thomas Dale, Jacqueline and Kim Elaine [LEWIS], all at home; the parents, of Rochester; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee LEWIS, Rochester, and Mrs. Sadie WILLIAMS, Ludington, Mich.; a brother, Donald [LEWIS], Rochester and two sisters, Mrs. Betty GREEN and Mrs. Martha SCOTT, both of Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER officiating, assisted by the Rochester American Legion post. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, August 21, 1959

Hugh Wiseley
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna for Hugh WISELEY, 74, former Fulton county resident who died Wednesday morning at his home in Leon, Ia.
The Rev. Charles W. COOK will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after Saturday noon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.
Mr. Wiseley was born April 8, 1885, in Pulaski county and moved to Fulton county as a young boy. He was the son of Charles and Mary CALVIN WISELEY. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are three sons, Floyd and Carl [WISELEY], both of Decatur, Ia.; and John [WISELEY], address unknown; five grandchildren; one brother, Clifford [WISELEY], Peru; four and [sic] Mrs. Madge URBIN, both of Kewanna; Mrs. Gertrude LAMBORN, Plymouth and Mrs. Marie MESSMAN, Rochester.

Saturday, August 22, 1959

Minnie Zehner
Mrs. Minnie ZEHNER, 79, died Friday at 1 p.m. in her home five miles northwest of Argos.
Born Jan. 27, 1880, near Argos, she was the daughter of Henry and Caroline HUFF SNYDER and had lived all her life in Marshall county. She was married Dec. 25, 1906, to Lester ZEHNER, who survives. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Retha LONG, Mrs. Mary JACOBS and Mrs. Elnora LACKEY, all of South Bend, and Mrs. Kenneth MYERS; two great-grandchildren and three brothers, Russell SNYDER, Holtville, Cal.; Ben SNYDER, Argos, and Drew SNYDER, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Umbaugh funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER of Dunkirk officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Charles D. Edgington
Charles David EDGINGTON, 56, died at 8:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, shortly after his admission there. He resided at 505 Madison street.
Mr. Edgington had been in failing health since suffering a stroke in March, 1957, but had been working daily at Shultz Body Shop. He was preparing to go to work this morning when he suffered a severe stroke at 7 o'clock.
Born April 15, 1903, in Manchester, O., he was the son of Nelson and Blanche EDGINGTON. He had resided in this community since 1943, moving here from Manchester, O. He was married Nov. 23, 1942, in Chicago and his wife, Mildred [EDGINGTON], survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Linda Kay [EDGINGTON], at home, and Patricia [EDGINGTON], Cincinnati; two sisters; one brother and nine grandchildren.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of funeral arrangements, which are incomplete.

Martha Babcock
Mrs. Martha BABCOCK, 79, who has been residing at the Landis nursing home, Argos, for the past two years, died at 3 a.m. today. She had been seriously ill for two weeks.
She was born Jan. 14, 1880, at Whilton, Wis.
Two sons survive, E. L. BABCOCK, Lima, O., and Harold BABCOCK San Mateo, Cal., besides two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She is the former Martha WHALEN and was married to W. H. BABCOCK, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Presbyterian church of Plymouth and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 7 p.m. today until 9 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Wallace MOORE of the First Presbyterian church, Plymouth, will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at the graveside at Buck addition of the Old Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Monday, August 24, 1959

Everett A. Beck
Funeral services were conducted at noon Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Everett Allie BECK, 74, 427 Indiana avenue, who died at 6:45 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill since Wednesday.
The Rev. Ray MILLS officiated at the rites and burial is to be made in Hinton, Okla.
Born Sept. 11, 1884, in Bladen, O., Mr. Beck had lived here several months since coming from Garver, Okla. He was married June 25, 1959, in Rochester to Ida RICHARDS. His previous marriages had been to Verna May HACKER and Etha Maria JONES.
A section foreman for the Rock Island railroad for 55 years, he was a 32nd degree Madson, a member of the Eastern Star and of the Methodist church at Hinton.
Surviving are the wife, at home; two sons, Harold BECK, Bethany, Okla., and Hubert Woodrow BECK, Watonga, Okla; three daughters, Mrs. Andrew HUNT, Ventura, Cal.; Mrs. Ralph GALBRAITH, Oklahoma City and Mrs. Vernon CUNNINGHAM, Breckenridge, Okla.

Frank P. Lowman
Frank P. LOWMAN, 85, former resident of Rochester, died Sunday at 12:25 p.m. at his home, 705 Leland avenue, South Bend. He had moved to South Bend about 30 years ago after a long residence in this city.
Born Sept. 23, 1873, in Mexico, Ind., he was the son of Richard and Jane LOWMAN. His first marriage was to Nettie Fern HOLLOWAY, who died in 1922. He was married in 1924 to Maud HOKE, South Bend, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter; two grandchildren, Bill MYERS, Rochester, and Mrs. Otto BLACKETOR, Allen Park, Mich.; and one great-grandchild, Linda Kay MYERS, Indianapolis, daughter of the late James [Richard "Bud"] MYERS of Rochester, [who died Sep. 2, 1952].
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:3 p.m. in the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend. Burial will be in the Sumption Prairie cemetery near South Bend.

Charles D. Edgington
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Charles D. EDGINGTON, 56, 505 Madison street, who died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Richard SUMNER of Macy officiated, and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mr. Edgington was employed at the Shultz Body Shop here.

Tuesday, August 25, 1959

Albert Pontius
Albert PONTIUS, 73, Rochester, died at the McFarland nursing home here at 6 p.m. Monday of a coronary occlusion. He had been ill for six years.
A native of Akron, he was born Aug. 18, 1886, the son of Frank and Etta BROWN PONTIUS. He had lived in Rochester for five years, coming here from Akron. He was a retired carpenter.
Several cousins survive.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles J. Lewis
Charles Jackson LEWIS, 74, East Rochester, died at 1 p.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was taken this morning. He was the brother of Lee LEWIS, East Ninth street. The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where final rites are pending.

Wednesday, August 26, 1959

Charles J. Lewis
Charles Jackson "Doc" LEWIS, 73, died of a heart attack at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted only 4 1/2 hours earlier. Mr. Lewis resided at 314 1/2 Clayton street.
A retired cook, Mr. Lewis had been in apparent good health before being stricken at 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Born May 10, 1886, in Sevastapool, he was the son of Ephriam and Emma Jane STUDY LEWIS. He had spent his eitire life in Rochester except for seven years in Missouri.
A veteran of World War I, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie [LEWIS], in 1951. Surviving are a daughter, Velma Lee WILLIAMS, Fort Worth, Texas; one son, John [LEWIS], in the U.S. Navy, and two brothers, Lee [LEWIS], Rochester, and Bert [LEWIS], Chicago.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge and friends may call there after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, August 27, 1959

Lyle Leroy Williamson
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Metea Baptist church for Lyle Leroy WILLIAMSON, 23, of near Metea, who was killed instantly Wednesday morning when the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed down an embankment on U.S. 41, nine miles north of Rockville.
The Rev. Dwight PATTERSON will officiate at the rites with the Rev. Lincoln LEHOU officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.
Williamson was driving a truck owned by Holly Sales, Logansport. He was enroute to Logansport with a load of propane gas when the truck apparently went out of control on a curve. It turned over on its side, slid through a guard rail on the left side of the road and went down a 15-foot embankment.
The tractor cab separated from the trailer, caught fire and Williamson's body was burned badly. It was believed that he was dead before the fire broke out. The propane gas did not ignite.
Williamson resided a mile north of Metea on Ind. 25. He was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Cass county, the son of Don and Erma TABLER WILLIAMSON. He was a graduate of Metea high school and on June 7 of this year was married to Rose Marie FRY, who survives.
Also surviving are the parents, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, the grandparents, Mrs. Alma WILLIAMSON, Clearwater, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Frank BROWN, fulton, and one sister, Carol [WILLIAMSON], at home.
Williamson was a member of the Fulton Pilgrim Holiness church.

Charles J. Lewis
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Charles Jackson "Doc" LEWIS, Rochester, who died of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon.
The Rev. George CRANE will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, August 28, 1959

Walter H. Meader
Walter H. "Bud" MEADER, 45, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, 15 minutes after his admission there. He had been ill since Monday at his home, 700 Pontiac street. A post-mortem examination was conducted today to determine the cause of death.
Born Oct. 9, 1913, in Indianapolis, he had resided in Rochester since 1926, moving here from Tipton. His parents are John W. and Mae HUSTON MEADER, who reside at the Pontiac street address.
Mr. Meader was employed at Roth Park hotel in Monticello and also had worked as a truck driver and for Studebaker's in South Bend. He was a veteran of World War II and belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving besides the parents, are two sisters, Mrs. Louise CARITHERS and Mrs. Betty ROBERTSON, both of Rochester, one nephew and two nieces.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Park cemetery at Greenfield. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Ed Reichart
Ed REICHART, 59, a resident of near Fulton for 15 years before moving some 20 years ago, died at his home in Watseka, Ill., Thursday evening. He had had an operation for a brain tumor recently.
Among the survivors are the widow, the former Olive STONE of near Fulton; five children, and three nephews of Rochester, Laurence, Don and Arnold NORRIS.
Funeral services and burial will be in Watseka Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, August 29, 1959

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Monday, August 31, 1959

Leona Mae Dillon
Mrs. Leona Mae DILLON, 55, died Sunday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph hospital, Kokomo, after a long illness. She resided in Kokomo and had been employed at the Kingston Products corporation there 25 years.
Born Oct. 31, 1903, at Mooresville, she was the daughter of George and Cora WILSON GARNER. She was married Sept. 4, 1926, to Walter DILLON, who survives.
Mrs. Dillon was a member of the North street Baptist church.
Also surviving are two sons, Jacob and James [DILLON], both of Kokomo; one grandson; one sister, Mrs. Grace BROWN, Rochester; and two brothers, George GARNER, Defiance, O., and Thomas GARNER, Kokomo.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the Senn funeral home in Kokomo, where last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. J. McFarland SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens cemetery at Kokomo.

Tuesday, September 1, 1959 to Wednesday, September 2, 1959

[no obits]

Thursday, September 3, 1959

Helen Biber
Mrs. Helen BIBER, 43, died at 8:30 a.m. today at the home of her brother, John HILFLICKER, in Kewanna. She had been ill a month. The Bibers resided on R.R. 3, Rochester.
Born June 11, 1916, near Leiters Ford, she had spent her life in Fulton county. Her parents were John W. and Cora HIRT HILFLICKER. On Aug. 10, 1954, at Farner Lake N.Y. She was married to Vernon BIBER, who survives.
Mrs. Bivber was a member of the Fletcher's Lake Methodist church.
Also surviving are one son, Vernon [BIBER], at home; the father, Champaign, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Frances SINK, Flora, and Mrs. Lula MORGAN, Logansport and the brother, Kewanna. Her mother and one brother preceded her in death.
The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of the last rites which are incomplete.

Amy Borden
Mrs. Amy (UMBAUGH) BORDEN, 80, 410 Jefferson street, died Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted eight hours earlier. Death came after a prolonged illness. She was one of 13 children.
Born Jan. 23, 1879, near Elida, O., she was the daughter of John and Rachel SHOBE UMBAUGH. She came to Rochester at six years of age and had resided here since that time except for 2 1/2 years in South Haven, Mich. She was married March 12, 1905, near Tiosa to Arghur C. BORDEN, who died June 4, 1945. Mrs. Borden was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church.
Surviving are one son, Charles A. BORDEN, R.R. 2, Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Beaman (Effie) SUDDITH, R.R. 5, Rochester; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Harry (Edna) GARMEN, Uniontown, O.; Mrs. George (May) DITTMAR, Sr., Springfield, O.; Mrs. Eudell (Rita) HARRIMAN, Osceola, and Mrs. Dan (Minnie) BIDDINGER, Argos; two brothers, Thornton UMBAUGH, South Bend, and Fred UMBAUGH, Harvey, Ill.; one half-brother, Frank UMBAUGH, Argos, and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. Delmar KRUEGER officiating. Burial will be in Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the services. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd Rovell
Lloyd ROVELL, 74, who had lived in the Richland Center and Culver communities for 44 years, died in his home on West Shore drive at Culver Wednesday morning. He had been ill for many years, in serious condition for the last five weeks.
Born in Disko on May 14, 1885, he had been associated for the last 40 years with L. G. WALTERS in a boat rental business at Lake Maxinkuckee. He also had been a carpenter.
Surviving are the widow, Ora Florence ROVELL, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the residence, with the Rev. Vernon L. PALMER officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the residence.

Friday, September 4, 1959

Eliza Cool
Mrs. Eliza COOL, 77, who lived with a daughter, Mrs. Cecil UMBAUGH, in Argos, died at the Landis nursing home in Argos at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. She had been ill six weeks.
Born in Miami county Oct. 23, 1881, she was the daughter of Ferd and Mary LOSHER MOON. She was married in 1900 to John COOL, who dies in 1952.
Mrs. Cool was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Umbaugh; three sisters, Mrs. Aaron BERGER, Akron; Mrs. Clyde WALTERS and Mrs. Elzie BLACKBURN, both of Rochester, four grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Argos Christian church with the Rev. Clyde WALTERS of Rochester officiating, assisted by the Rev. Paul HALBERT of Argos. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos until one hour before services, when the body will be taken to the church.

Helen Biber
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Kewanna Church of Christ for Mrs. Helen BIBER, 43, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Thursday at 8:30 p.m. after a month's illness.
The Rev. Floyd SAXTON will officiate at the rites and burial will be in Moon cemetery. Friends may call at the home of the brother, John HILFLICKER, Kewanna. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the services. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of the rites.

Saturday, September 5, 1959

[no obits]

Monday, September 7, 1959

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 8, 1959

E. E. Gerig
E. E. GERIG, 81, Akron, died at 7 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital here from a heart ailment. He had been ill the past five days.
Born July 22, 1878, in Allen county, he was the son of Joseph and Sarah BOWEN GERIG. He was married to Matilda KOBB in 1897. She died in 1924. On Sept. 5, 1925, he married Ethel UTTER, who survives. Mr. Gerig, a retired insurance agent, had resided in Akron since 1927. He was a member of the Church of God, Gideon Society and a founder and director Layman Church of God.
Also surviving are three daughters, Ersle M. HARTUNG, Anderson; Dora L. BATDORF, Anderson; G. Clella NEFF, Columbus, O.; two sons, John J. GERIG, Akron; Chester GERIG, Elwood; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; one step-son, Howard M. UTTER, Akron; one step-daughter, E. Selina GERIG, Akron. One daughter and one son prceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. W. Dale OLDHAM, Anderson, the Rev. Harold CONRAD and the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetry at Auburn, where graveside rites also will be conducted.
Friends may call at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron after noon Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state from noon until 1 p.m.

Adam Stout
Adam STOUT, 56, Akron, died at 3:15 a.m. Monday at his home after a year's illness.
Born July 8, 1903, at Akron, he had resided there his entire life. He was married in 1930 to Lavon SPEICHER, who survives. His parents were William D. and Theodocia WHITTENBERGER STOUT.
Mr. Stout was a member of the Akron Methodist church, secretary of the Akron Cemetery association and for 14 years he had worked for the State Highway Department. The past 14 years he was employed at the Akron Postoffice.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Geraldine LANZ, Elkhart; two sons, Robert and Boyd [STOUT], both of Akron; four grandchildren; his father and stepmother; three sisters, Mrs. Odus CRAIG, Akron; Mrs. E. J. STEPHENS, Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. L. W. BINNA, Modesto, Cal., and one brother, William [STOUT], Grand Ledge, Mich.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. Maurice KESSLER, officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Wednesday, September 9, 1959

Ray Linn
Ray LINN, 64, Mentone, died of a heart attack in a Mentone grocery store at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. He had lived in the Mentone community his entire life.
Born June 11, 1895, he was the son of John and Arena HEMINGER LINN. On Oct. 6, 1913, he was married to Hazel HUDSON, who survives.
Mr. Linn was an employee of the Elcar Coach company in Bourbon.
Surviving besides the widow are two sisters, Mrs. Gerald KLINKER, Akron, and Mrs. Howard HUDSON, Etna Green; eleven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Johns funeral home at Mentone with the Rev. Claude DODSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Nell Louise Burns
Nineteen-month-old Nell Louise BURNS was killed instantly Tuesday night when she was thrown from a westbound car driven by her father, Ivan Roy BURNS, Jr., 36, R.R. 1, Akron, after the car had gone out of control on Ind. 14 near the Erie railroad tracks 1 1/2 miles west of Akron.
Both the father and the mother, Muriel [BURNS], 28, were injured critically and were taken to Woodlawn hospital. They were thrown from the auto, also.
State police and the sheriff's office said the tragedy happened about 9:30 p.m. when Burns lost control of the car as he entered a sharp curve that leads to the railroad tracks.
The 1945 Plymouth four-door sedan skidded 100 feet and across the tracks went off the highway on the south side, skidded back onto the road and turned over once in the middle of the highway. The baby was thrown from the vehicle at this point.
The car skidded some more and turned over again, on the north side of the road, throwing out both parents, then hit a Northern Indiana Public Service company utility pole broadside.
The infant was killed instantly by a skull fracture suffered when she landed on her head on the highway, state police said.
The father suffered a possible skull fracture; a fractured clavical and bruises and abrasions over his entire body.
The mother also received a possible skull fracture, a fractured jaw, chest injuries and lacerations and abrasions on her head and legs.
State police estimated the speed of the car at 55-60 miles an hour, officers said.
The Burnses apparently were on their way to their home, which is only a short distance west of the accident scene. Officers were advised of the crash by Mrs. Glen MERLEY, who lives nearby.
Investigation disclosed that a westbound Erie train passed the crossing about five minutes after the accident, but that the train had nothing to do with the mishap. State police and the sheriff's office were told by crewmen of train number 77 that they saw the car against the utility pole as the train passed the site.
State troopers said all four tires of the Burns car were bald. The accident still is under investigation.
Nell Louise Burns was born Jan. 26, 1958 in Woodlawn hospital. She is survived by the parents; a sister, Judy [BURNS]; the paternal grandparents, Ivan Roy BURNS, Sr., Peru, and Mrs. Guy [SPRAGUE], Leiters Ford, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth LOWE, Warsaw.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Omega church southwest of Akron, with the Rev. Ben POWELL officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Ella Fowler
Mrs. Etta FOWLER, 84, a former Liberty township resident, died at 4 a.m. today in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hilda GASTINEAU, Miamisburg, O.
Mrs. Fowler moved to Logansport from Liberty township. Her husband, Jefferson [FOWLER], died on Dec. 6, 1946.
Surviving besides Mrs. Gastineau are three other daughters, Mrs. Reba BRIGGS, Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Hermia HAVENS, Long Beach, Cal., and Miss Mildred FOWLER; a son, Bernard [FOWLER], Logansport; fifteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Arthur S. TRUEX officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Amos Stingley
Amos STINGLEY, 84, who resided near Kewanna, died early today at his home. He had been ill since June.
Born April 9, 1875, in Canton Berne, Switzerland, he came to America in 1881. His marriage was to Lydia B. BLASSER, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Fred [STINGLEY], Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Chloe WASHBURN, Lakeville, and Mrs. Esther OVERMYER, Kewanna; six granddaughters; one grandson and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the chapel after noon Thursday.

Thursday, September 10, 1959

Elizabeth Boldry
Mrs. Elizabeth BOLDRY, 71, who lived three miles east of Fulton, died suddenly at 6:30 a.m. today in the home of her daugher, Mrs. Louise BUZBEE, R.R. 1, Logansport. Although she had been ill two years, death was unexpected.
Born in Livingston county, Ill., May 21, 1888, Mrs. Boldry was the daughter of William H. and Rosetta MATHENY HANKS. She had lived near Fulton for the last 12 years, moving there from the Twelve Mile community.
On Aug. 24, 1909, she was married to Floyd BOLDRY, who died Aug. 22, 1957. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving besides Mrs. Buzbee are a son, Ralph [BOLDRY], R.R. 2, Kewanna; two brothers, Clark HANKS, Fairbury, Ill., and William HANKS, Delong; two sisters, Mrs. Rose HAASE, Rochester, and Miss Charlotte HANKS, Fairbury, Ill.; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. William KEITH officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Janice Lynn Vanatta
Janice Lynn VANATTA, three-month-old daughter of Donald and Evelyn SIDERS VANATTA, Logansport, former residents of near Kewanna, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph hospital at Logansport. Cause of death is undetermined. The infant was ill two days.
Janice Lynn was born in St. Joseph hospital last May 23. Her parents moved to Logansport about a year ago.
Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Danny and Alan [VANATTA], and two sisters, Linda and Nancy [VANATTA], all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry VANATTA, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence SIDERS, R.R. 2, Kewanna.
Services will be at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, September 11, 1959

Celia Shelton
Mrs. Mary Celia SHELTON, 67, 301 Main street, died suddenly at 2:45 a.m. today in her home of a heart attack. She had suffered from a heart ailment the past 20 years.
Born May 16, 1892, at Pontiac, Ill., she was the daughter of Michael and Charlotte MURPHY FOX. Her parents died when she was six years of age and she was raised by foster parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. David SMITH, who lived east of Rochester. She came to Rochester 55 years ago from Paxton, Ill.
Her marriage was on Aug. 14, 1919, in Rochester, to Ray SHELTON, who survives.
Mrs. Shelton was a member of the St. Joseph church, the Rosary and Altar Society, NCCW of the Catholic church, was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, a charter member of the Onawa club and belonged to the Radio club.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one son, James [SHELTON], San Jose, Cal.; three grandchildren; several nieces, including Mrs. Albertus Van DIEN and Mrs. Donald POLK, both of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Otto POLLISCHECK, Muskatine, Ia., and Mrs. Harry SHEKEY, Kankakee, Ill.; and one brother, Hugh FOX, Rockford, Ill. One son, two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph church here with Msgr. J. SHALL of St. Vincent's church in Logansport officiating, assisted by Father George LANNING of the St. Joseph church. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, September 12, 1959

[no obits]

Monday, September 14, 1959

Frank Maroney
Frank MARONEY, 63, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died of a heart attack at 8:30 p.m. Sunday as he was driving his car on Ind. 17 two miles north of Grass Creek.
The northbound car went off the west side of the road and into a cornfield owned by John SHEETS. Dr. Carson McGUIRE, deputy coroner, pronounced Mr. Maroney dead at the accident site. The sheriff's office and state police investigated.
Mr. Maroney was born in Fulton county Feb. 7, 1896 and had lived in the county all his life. He was the son of J. W. and Mary Louis CARROLL MARONEY.
A farmer, Mr. Maroney was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Holy Name Society of the St. Ann church at Kewanna.
Surviving are three sisters, Miss Agnes MARONEY, Miss Gertrude MARONEY and Miss Margaret MARONEY, all of R.R. 2, Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Ann church at Kewanna with the Rev. Father James FITZGERALD officiating. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Krueger funeral home in Logansport.

Lewis E. France
Lewis Earl FRANCE, 73, died at 10 p.m. Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John SNYDER, 214 South Grove st., Argos. Mr. France died of a heart attack while watching television. He had been in ill health for the past few years.
He was born March 9, 1886, in Bremen and had spent most of his life in Plymouth before he moved to his daughter's home in Argos three years ago.
He was married on July 7, 1905, to Grace Edith WAREHAM, who preceded him in death in 1935. He was the son of Thomas and Emma HANI FRANCE.
Mr. France was a member of the Plymouth Church of God and was a retired merchant, being owner of a grocery store in Plymouth for many years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Venus) WAGONER, Vallejo, Cal., and Mrs. John (Nadine) SNYDER, and Mrs. Raymond (Madge) RYAN, Argos; four sons, Vernon [FRANCE], Benton Harbor, Mich.; Thomas, Donald and Eugene [FRANCE], all of Plymouth; three brothers, Everett, Arthur and Ray [FRANCE], all of Pasadena, Cal.; three sisters, Mrs. Helen SCHMIDT, Arizone, Mrs. Winifred McGOWER and Mrs. Alice GRUBE, both of Concord, Cal.; twenty-three grandchildren, and three geart-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Maynard PYLE, Warsaw, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairmount cemetery north of Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, September 15, 1959

Gerald Champ
Final rites for Gerald CHAMP, 57, who lived four miles southwest of Twelve Mile, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bethlehem Methodist church with the Rev. August LUNDQUIST officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem church cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and until one hour before services at the Ditmire funeral home inFulton. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour.
Mr. Champ died at 7:45 p.m. Monday at his home after a short illness. Surviving are the widow; a daughter, four grandchildren; three brothers and four sisters.

Juanita Marie Hoffman
Graveside services for Juanita Marie HOFFMAN, nine-day-old daughter of SSgt Dean and Gloria POWERS HOFFMAN, Denver, Colo., will be held at the Gilead cemetery at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating.
Friends may call at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron after noon Thursday and until the hour of services Friday.
The baby died Sunday in Denver. No information about cause or time of death is available.
Surviving are two brothers, Charles and Robert [HOFFMAN], at home; the maternal grandmother, Thurman HOWARD, Summerville, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis HOFFMAN, Gilead.

Wednesday, September 16, 1959

[no obits]

Thursday, September 17, 1959

Den Burke
Den BURKE, a resident of Akron for the last six years, died in Woodlawn hospital of a heart ailment at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. The 50-year-old man had been a patient two days.
Born Feb. 16, 1909 in Riceville, Ky., he moved to Akron from Prestonburg, Ky., and was a mechanic at the Smith Brothers garage in Mentone. His parents were Samuel J. and Nancy HORN BURKE.
On Dec. 21, 1944, he was married to Leonora SPEARS, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Jack Douglas [BURKE], with the U.S. Air Force at Stewart Air Force Base, Tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Phyllis) GUNNELL, Pedro, O.; five gandchildren; three brothers, Don and Tom [BURKE], Paintsville, Ky., and Raymond [BURKE], Disko; four sisters, Mrs. Edith KELLEY, Mentone, Mrs. W. E. (Shirley) CONLEY, Allegan, Mich., Mrs. Tom (Flossie) PATRICK, Mrs. Clarence (Gladys)_ PRESTON, Paintsville. Two brothers preceded him in death.
A short funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating, assisted by the Rev. Maurice KESSLER.
At 2 p.m. Sunday, final rites will be held in the First Methodist church in Paintsville, with burial in the Burke cemetery there. Friends may call at the Preston funeral home in Paintsville.

Infant Warren
The infant WARREN, daughter of Donald and Cleo FLOOR WARREN, Claypool, died at birth in Woodlawn hospital Wednesday.
Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Randall and Charles [WARREN], and two sisters, Lois and Barbara [WARREN], all at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Amanda WARREN, and the maternal grandfather, Orvan FLOOR.
Graveside services wereconducted this morning at the Akron cemetery with the Rev. Walter BLOUGH officiating.

William P. Clements
Final rites for William Perry CLEMENTS, 80, who had lived here with a daughter since April 1, have been set for 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Clements, a resident of Ogden, Utah, died of carcinoma at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday in the Pontius nursing home where he had been a patient for one week. He had been living with his daughter, Mrs. Louis (Mary) ALSPACH, of Lake Manitou.
Born April 28,1879 in Traders Point (Boone county), Mr. [Clements] had lived in Rochester and vicinity about 25 years before moving in 1943. He was the son of John B. and Mary P. LARMORE CLEMENTS.
Mr. Clements was a retired stock buyer and a member of the North Park Christian church of Indianapolis. His marriage was to the former Lethele McGUIRE.
Surviving besides Mrs. ALSPACH are a sister, Mrs. Flora A. ROBB, Indianapolis, and one grandson, David [ALSPACH], at home.

Friday, September 18, 1959

Viola Swihart
Mrs. Milo (Viola) SWIHART, 49, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at her home. She had been ill for three years.
The daughter of Louis and Rosa BILLET CRIPE, she was born near New Pairs on Sept. 24, 1909. On Nov. 3, 1947, she was married to Milo SWIHART in the home in which they made their home afterwards.
Mrs. Swihart was a member of the First Assembly of God church in Plymouth.
Surviving ar the husband; the father, Louis CRIPE, Interlochin, Mich.; the mother, Mrs. Rosa CRIPE, South Bend; a step-son, Harold SWIHART, Bourbon; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. James (Ruth) HOUSTON, New Paris; Mrs. Willard (Mary) BERON, Bronson, Mich.; Mrs. Harold (Irene) STONE, Plymouth, and Mrs. Joe (Lena) HOAGLAND, Alwood, Minn.; three brothers, Clayton and Edward, South Bend, and Cleo [CRIPE], Plymouth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Assembly of God church in Plymouth with the Rev. J. L. DUNCAN officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut church of Brethren cemetery at Argos.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and until noon Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.

Cora Dell Showley
Mrs. Charles (Cora Dell) SHOWLEY, 79, Hobart, a former resident of the Bruce Lake community, died at her home at 11 p.m. Thursday after a lengthy illness.
Born Nov. 16, 1879, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Silas and Harriet OVERMYER SMITH. She was married Dec. 1, 1898 to Charles SHOWLEY, who survives. Mrs. Showley was a member of the St. Paul's Reformed and the Bruce Lake Community churches.
Surviving besides the husband are two sons, DeForrest [SHOWLEY], Wilmette, Ill., and Sanford [SHOWLEY], Leesburg, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy NEFF, Hobart, and ten grandchildren. A son, Curtis [SHOWLEY], preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison chapel at Kwaanna with the Rev. Clarence Y. GILMER officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.
Friends may call at the Harrison chapel after noon Saturday.

Saturday, September 19, 1959

[no obits]

Monday, September 21, 1959

W. C. Roesler
W. C. "Bill" ROESLER, 41, former Rochester resident, died Sunday in a hospital at Clinton, O., after a short illness. He left this city four years ago and while here was employed as a roofing salesman. He also had been a member of the Manitou Moose lodge and was a World War II veteran.
Surviving are the wife and four sons, all at home. Funeral rites and burial will be in Hannibal, Mo., Thursday.

Mabel Lewis
Mrs. Mabel LEWIS, 72, died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday at her home in Oklahoma City, Okla., after a 10-month illness.
A native of the Mt. Zion community southeast of here, she was born April 25, 1887, the daughter of Jerry and Rachel ANGLEMYER. She left the Rochester community in 1914.
Her marriage was in Chicago on Feb. 9, 1909, to Ua LEWIS, who survives. Mrs. Lewis, a practical nurse by occupation, was a member of the Green Oak Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charlotte DEAN, Rochester; one granddaghter, Jeannette DEAN; four sisters, Mrs. George (Ruth) Van EMAN, Mrs. Agnes QUINN, Mrs. Harold (Mary Jane) BEAUDOIN, all of Rocheter, and Mrs. Martha PULS, Franklin, O. Three children and one sister preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Wesleyan Methodist church at Oklahoma City. The Guardian funeral home there is in charge of the rites.

Norabelle Robbins
Mrs. Samuel E. (Norabelle) CURTIS ROBBINS, 58, 331 Indiana avenue, died of a heart attack while riding in a car on Ind. 14 1 1/2 miles east of Winamac at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. She had been ill two years.
Born in Fulton county April 1, 1901, she had lived in Rochester and vicinity her entire life. She was the daughter of Mahlon and Minnie Belle CURTIS.
On July 7, 1941, she was married in Rochester to Samuel E. ROBBINS, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Wanda Louise [ROBBINS], at home; a son, DeVon SHUMAN, Rochester; two granddaughters; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle HURD, Kewanna, and two brothers, Ralph CURTIS, Rochester, and George CURTIS, Downey, Cal. A daughter, Eileen SHUMAN, died in 1931.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ernest Kelch
Final rites were held last week for Ernest KELCH, 41, Des Moines, Ia., brother of Mrs. Albertus Van DIEN, 704 Madison street, and Mrs. Donald POLK, 527 West Ninth street.
Mr. Kelch, who lived in the Rochester vicinity for about eight months some 17 years ago, died suddenly in Methodist hospital at Des Moines on Sept. 11.

Tuesday, September 22, 1959

Mary E. Weaver
Funeral services for Miss Mary Elizabeth WEAVER, 84, formerly of Kewanna, will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the St. Ann's church at Kewanna with the Rev. Father FITZGERALD officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's cemetery at Pulaski.
Miss Weaver died at St. Anthony's hospital in Terre Haute Sunday morning. She formerly was a housekeeper for the Rev. Father Edmund A. LEY in Kewanna.
Survivors are two half-sisters, Mrs. Leona ALLEN, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Martha PETERSON, Boise, Ida.
Born Nov. 15, 1874, in Pulaski, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi WEAVER.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.

Lee Mowe
Word has been received here of the death of Lee MOWE, New Orleans, who resided in Rochester about 30 years ago. He was 72 years of age.
His parents were David and Viola EDINGER MOWE of Rochester.
Surviving are his wife, Lillian [MOWE]; one son, Lee [MOWE], Jr., and three grandchildren.
He was a past patron of the Order of Eastern Star and also was affiliated with several Masonic organizations. He also was a member of the Baptist church in New Orleans.

Wednesday, September 23, 1959

Katie B. Hamilton
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zion Methodist church near Kewanna for Mrs. Katie Belle HAMILTON, 66, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James FISHER, R.R. 1, Winamac, Tuesday morning. Death came after a two-month illness.
The Rev. Lester CLEVELAND will officiate at the last rites and burial will be at the Roselawn cemetery in Francesville. Friends may call at the Frye and Lange funeral home in Winamac until an hour before the services, and then at the church.
Mrs. Hamilton, born Aug. 27, 1893, at Cincinnati, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmore PIERPONT. She was a member of the Zion church and had resided in the Kewanna area for 20 years. Her marriage was on Aug. 13, 1911, to Clyde F. HAMILTON, who survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Maxine SMITH, Mira Loma, Cal.; Mrs. Alveretta BONNELL, Idaville; Mrs. Elsie BONNELL, Mishawaka; Mrs. Arlene FISHER, Winamac; and Miss Patricia HAMILTON, at home; one son, Heroald [HAMILTON], Marion; twenty-five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and one brother, Carl CRAIG, Eaton, O.

John Leininger
John LEININGER, 30, native of Akron, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Lutheran hospital at Fort Wayne from a heart attack suffered two hours earlier. He had resided the past 12 years at Fort Wayne, where he was employed as purchasing agent at the General Electric company.
Born at Akron, he was the son of Roy and Jennie DAINE LEININGER. He was a member of the Christ Methodist church in Fort Wayne, Sigma Nu and Alpha Kappa Psi fraternities, Bayles's Lodge, F.A.M., and Scottish Rite, both of Fort Wayne.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy [LEININGER], his father; and one sister, Mrs. Edgar (Justine) NEUENDORFF, Madison, Wis.
Mr. Leininger was a graduate of Akron high school and Indiana university.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Tom Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Donald F. LaSUER of Chirst Church in Fort Wayne officiating, assisted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. Thursday until the hour of the service, or at the Klaehn funeral home at Fort Wayne from 7 p.m. today until noon Thursday.

Thursday, September 24, 1959

Felix Watson
Felix WATSON, 35, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 7:50 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital aftr a four-month illness. He resided with his sister, Mrs. Irene SIMONIN.
Born May 2, 1924, at Paragould, Ark., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis WATSON. He came to Rocheter 15 years ago from Senath, Mo., and was employed at the Rochester Metal Products company plant.
Surviving besides the sister, are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Luther MORRISON officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m.
Charles O. Watson
Funeral services for Charles O. WATSON, 81, Bradenton, Fla., father of Paul WATSON of Rochester, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Biggs funeral home in Marion.
Mr. Watson, who had spent most of his life in Huntington county, died about 6 p.m. Monday. He had been ill for some time.

Friday, September 25, 1959 to Saturday, September 26, 1959

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Monday, September 28, 1959

Cora F. Rogers
Mrs. Cora F. ROGERS, 88, 1013 Monroe street, died Sunday evening at the Pontious nursing home after a three-week illness.
Born Sept. 21, 1871, near Rochester, she had spent her entire life in Fulton and Kosciusko counties. Her parents were George W. and Catherine SHAFFER GREGSON. She was married Sept. 6, 1890, in Rochester, to Walter L. ROGERS, who died in 1937.
She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are one daughter, Vera P. ROGERS, at home; two sons, Estel ROGERS, Rochester, and Harley L. ROGERS, Akron; seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. One daughter, Edith [ROGERS], died in 1900. Mrs. Rogers was the last surviving member of nine children.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH of Warsaw, former E.U.B. pastor here, officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery north of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

John E. Richardson
John Edward RICHARDSON, 47, of Rochester, died suddenly of a heart attack at 2 a.m. Sunday while visiting friends in Chicago.
The son of Fred and Mary BALDWIN RICHARDSON, he was born July 20, 1912 and had lived in Benton Harbor 25 years. He was co-owner of the Office Equipment company and was active in a Little Theater group there. He attended Rochester high school.
Surviving are his wife, Louise [RICHARDSON]; a brother, Robert [RICHARDSON], Dayton, O.; a sister, Mrs. Al (Mary Jayne) DASSE, Benton Harbor; and an uncle, Dr. Charles RICHARDSON, Rochester. The brother and the sister both are former Rochester residents.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kirlikouske funeral home in St. Joseph, Mich.

Tuesday, September 29, 1959

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Wednesday, September 30, 1959

Mary E. Rose
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth ROSE, 79, sister of Mrs. Lillian LAVENGOOD, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Tuesday at her home in Indianapolis.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn SINES, Indianapolis; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Otto [ROSE], died last year.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Flanner and Buchanan funeral home, Fall Creek boulevard, Indianapolis.

Thursday, October 1, 1959

Phyllis Hartzler
Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) HARTZLER, 23, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 5 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one year.
A native of Rochester, she was born Sept. 9, 1936, the daughter of Howard and Mary NEWELL TOBEY. She was married on Jan. 28, 1955, in Rochester to Richard "Jack" HARTZLER and they had lived near Akron for five years.
Mrs. Hartzler was a member of the Akron Chuch of God and the Summit club.
Surviving are the husband; the parents, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Ned (Jane) HALTERMAN, Rochester; two brothers, Robert [TOBEY], Rochester, and Tom [TOBEY], who lives with the parents; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lucy TOBEY, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Maggie NEWELL, both of Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Akron Church of God, with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. home [sic] in Akron until noon Saturday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.

Friday, October 2, 1959

John W. Townsend
John W. TOWNSEND, 46, who resided four miles southeast of Fulton, died Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in St. Joseph's hospital at Logansport after a six-month illness.
A resident of the Fulton community for 20 years, he had moved there from Logansport. He was born in Howard county, Feb. 14, 1913, the son of George and Minnie LOWE TOWNSEND. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are one brother, George [TOWNSEND], R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; three sisters, Mrs. Wilma FINK, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Jess FINCHER, Rockfield, and Ms. Bette GUNDRUM, R.R. 1, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. His parents and one brother, Robert TOWNSEND, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. DST Monday in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. William KEITH officiating. Burial will be in the North Union cemetery, Howard county. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Phyllis Hartzler
Funeral services for Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) HARTZLER, 23, R.R. 1, Akron, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Hartzler, a native of Rochester and resident of near Akron for the last five years, died at 5 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill one year.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Saturday, when the body will be taken to lie in state at the church.

Saturday, October 3, 1959

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Monday, October 5, 1959

John L. Bemenderfer
John L. BEMENDERFER, 81, a native of Akron, died Friday morning at his home in Elkhart of a heart attack. Surviving are the wife and one daughter. Last rites were held today with burial in Goshen.

Minnie Biddinger
Minnie BIDDINGER, 72, who lived on U.S. 31 south of Argos for 31 years, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient five days.
Born in Allen county, O., on May 8, 1887, she was the daughter of John and Rachel SHOBE UMBAUGH. On Sept. 4, 1898, she was married to Daniel BIDDINGER, who died last July 10.
Mrs. Biddinger attended the Wesleyan Methodist church of Argos.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Chloe) LEWIS, Argos; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; three brothers, Frank [BIDDINGER], Argos; Thornton [BIDDINGER], South Bend, and Fred [BIDDINGER], Harvey, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. George (Mary) DITMIRE, Springfield, O., Mrs. Harry (Edna) GARMON, Uniontown, O., and Mrs. Udell (Reta) HARRIMAN, Mishawaka. A daughter preceded her in death.
Servides will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Wesleyan Methodist church at Argos with the Rev. Wayne SPEICHER of Niles, Mich., officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and until noon Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour.

Tuesday, October 6, 1959

Lillian Christense
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Lillian CHRISTENSE, Tacoma, Wash., a niece of Mamie BROWN, 328 West Third street. Mrs. Christense visited her four years ago. She was buried Saturday in Tacoma.
Ambrose L. Burgett
Services will be Wednesday for Ambrose L. "Terry" BURGETT, 39, Huntington, N.Y., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose N. BURGETT of Huntington, Ind., who spend their summers at Lake Manitou.
Final rites will be in the Bailey funeral home in Huntington, Ind., at 10 a.m. Wednesday and burial will be at noon Wednesday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Mr. Burgett died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday at his home.

Berniece Abbott
Mrs. Berniece ABBOTT, 55, native of Fulton county, died at 4 p.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial hospital after a serious illness of four months. She resided at 1101 35th street, South Bend.
Born Nov. 1, 1903, in Richland township, she moved to South Bend 12 years ago from Rochester. She was the daughter of Andrew and Mary BRINEY BABCOCK. Her marriage was on May 12, 1930, to Leo ABBOTT, who died in 1935.
She was a member o the Mishawaka E.U.B. church and was a former member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are one son, Deverle Lee [ABBOTT], at home; three daughters, Mrs. William (Mary) SHARKEY and Mrs. William (Laura) SHEETS, both of South Bend, and Mrs. Charlotte ELLIOTT, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Grace ABBOTT and Mrs. Dorothy MUSICK, both of Rochester, and two grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death, in infancy.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Mishawaka E.U.B. church with the Rev. Wilbur C. WILSON officiating. Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery south of South Bend. Friends may call after 7 p.m. until 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the service.

Wednesday, October 7, 1959

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Thursday, October 8, 1959

Pearl Mendenhall
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Rich Valley E.U.B. church for Mrs. Pearl MENDENHALL, 67, a native of Fulton county, who died Tuesday morning in the Wabash county hospital in Wabash.
The Rev. Richard EISINGER officiated at the rites and burial was in the Friends cemetery at Wabash.
Mrs. Mendenhall is survived by ten children--seven sons and three daughters. Among them are Mrs. Joseph VINCENT, Denver, and Mrs. Junior BABB, Twelve Mile. One sister, Mrs. Russell FLOHR, resides in Akron.
Mrs. Mendenhall was born July 4, 1892, the daughter of Jessie and Letta BROOKS. Her first marriage was to Henry REED, who died in 1944. Her second marriage was to Charles MENDENHALL, who survives.

Friday, October 9, 1959

Nettie Stevenson
Mrs. Nettie STEVENSON, 88, who resided south of Argos on U.S. 31, died at 4 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a two-week illness.
She was born in Jay county on April 1, 1871, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth STULTS OLER. Her marriage was April 14, 1894, at Argos to Frank STEVENSON, who died July 7, 1955. She had resided near Argos the past 40 years.
Mrs. Stevenson was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Ethel) OVERMYER, Argos; and Mrs. Arthur (Hazel) LUTY R.R. 5, Rochester; one son, Allen [STEVENSON], at home; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. CDT in the Argos Christian church with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos until noon Saturday and at the church until an hour prior to the service.

Mary Lou Overmyer
Miss Mary Lou OVERMYER, 75, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Rochester nursing home after an illness of seven years.
Before entering the nursing home six years ago, she had resided at 230 East Ninth street, Indianapolis, where for many years she was a buyer for L. S. Ayres.
Born Nov. 19, 1883 in Fulton county, she had spent most of her life in Indianapolis.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Blanche MILLER, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Versa SMITH, Akron, and Mrs. Pearl KESSLER, Albion, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be 2 p.m. DST Sunday 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.

Saturday, October 10, 1959

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Monday, October 12, 1959

Hugh W. Cook
Hugh W. COOK, 70, Kewanna, died early Sunday morning at his home after a short illness. Cause of death has not been determined.
A native of Kewanna, he was born Dec. 26, 1879 to Oliver E. and Margaret WILSON COOK. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Mr. Cook lived in Chicago for several years, where he was connected with Allis-Chalmers. His wife, the former Lucille LEITER, died last April.
Surviving are a son, Jack [COOK] in Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie HEIMBURGER, Lafayette, and Mrs. Mabel COSTELLO, Michigan City; a brother, Charles [COOK], Madison, Wis., and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison chapel in Kewanna with the Rev . Charles W. COOK officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, October 13, 1959

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Wednesday, October 14, 1959

Kerry Walsh
Kerry WALSH, 73, of near Kewanna, died at his home Tuesday evening following a long illness.
Born Aug. 12, 1886, in Wayne township, he was the son of James and Mary O'CONNOR WALSH. His marriage was on June 27, 1917, to Margaret LARKIN, who survives.
Mr. Walsh was a member of St. Ann's church of Kewanna and of the Holy Name Society.
Surviving, besides the wife, are four daughters, Mrs. Mary KEMPNER, South Bend; Mrs. Frances HANDS, Baltimore; Mrs. Joann REEDY, North Easton, Mass.; and Mrs. Nellie SHANLEY, South Bend; one son, Albert [WALSH], Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Mary WARE, Kewanna, and thirteen grandchildren. Two children, Dorothy and Edward [WALSH], one brother and one sister precededhim in death.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 7 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday. Last rites will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Ann's Church with the Rev. James FITZGERALD officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery.

Daniel James "Danny" Flohr
Daniel James "Danny" FLOHR, 19, Akron, killed himself early this morning in his attic bedroom while Sheriff Willard CLARK and members of the family were talking in the first floor living room of the Flohr home on East Rochester street in Akron.
The boy, a member of the U.S. Navy, shot himself in the right temple with a .32 caliber automatic of Spanish make. Presence of the weapon in the house was unknown to all but the youth.
Clark had been called to the house after the boy, who left his military station in Memphis, Tenn., without permission on Oct. 5, arrived home.
Clark said he told Flohr the latter would have to come to Fulton county jail and be given over to Naval authorities. The boy said he would go, but that he needed to put on a pair of socks, the sheriff said.
Flohr left the living room for his bedroom. The mother was telling the sheriff that the youth had been mentally distressed of late when the sound of the automatic was heard.
Dr. Carson McGUIRE, deputy coroner, pronounced the youth dead of a self-inflicted wound. Time of death was set at 2:05 a.m.
Flohr was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Akron to Russell and Elsie BROOKS FLOHR and attended Akron schools. He was on the Akron high school basketball team four years, becoming a regular in the 1958-59 season. He joined the navy last May 25 following graduation from high school.
Surviving are the mother; three sisters, Cheryl [FLOHR], at home; Mrs. Gene (Bonnie) STREVY, Akron, and Mrs. Hillard (Judy) MITCHELL, Sandusky, O.; four brothers, Sam and Ted, Akron; Earl, Huntington, and Don [FLOHR], stationed with the Navy at Jacksonville, Fla.; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Charles FLOHR, Akron, and the maternal grandfather, Jesse BROOKS, Disko. The father died last January.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. CDT Friday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. CDT today and until noon Friday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.

Thursday, October 15, 1959

Frank J. Wozniak
Frank J. WOZNIAK, 71, 1107 Jackson boulevard, died at 3:15 a.m. today at his home after a serious illness of three days.
A native of Poland, Mr. Wozniak came to Rochester two years ago from Chicago, where he moved when he was 13 years old. He had worked for U.S. Steel company in Chicago.
The son of Jozef and Mary ZOLKOWSKI WOZNIAK, he was born Aug. 11, 1888. On Oct. 16, 1935, he was married in Chicago to Alice CHUDRICKI. Mr. Wozniak was a member of the St. Joseph church here.
Surviving are the widow; five sisters, Mrs. Agnes MODIZEJEWSKI, Chicago, and Mrs. Mary SWIETK, Mrs. Florence BOCION, Mrs. Martha HASKINS and Mrs. Sylvia WOLFF, all of Harvey, Ill.; three brothers, John, Gary; Leon, Chicago, and Casey [WOZNIAK], Salt Lake City, Utah, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. CDT Saturday in the St. Joseph church wih Father FITZGERALD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home here where friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday.

Friday, October 16, 1959 to Saturday, October 17, 1959

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Monday, October 19, 1959

Nellie M. Wentzel
Services for Mrs. Nellie Mabel WENTZEL, 79, R.R. 1, Kewanna who died Saturday, were conducted this afternoon at the Foster and Good funeral home here. The Rev. Lester CLEVELAND officiated and burial was in Bruce Lake cemetery.
Mrs. Wentzel, who had lived in the Kewanna and Leiters Ford vicinites for the last 50 years, died in Woodlawn hospital at 1 p.m. after a series of heart attacks that started two weeks ago.
She was born Jne 4, 1880 in Sunrise City, Minn., the daughter of Harrison Scott and Jennie HICKEN KELSO. On May 6, 1903, she was married to Charles W. WENTZEL near Monterey. She was a member of the Zion Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley (Marjorie) CARTER, Culver; three sons, Orville, Rivr Dale, Ill.; Donald, Mentone, and Robert [WENTZEL], at home; two sisters, mrs. Gladys LIVINGSTONE, Hamilton, and Mrs. Pansy GUYSINGER, Laoto, and nine grandchildren. Four brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Jesse A. Zuck
Jesse A. ZUCK, 71, Kewanna, died at 11 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient one week. He was a lifetime resident of Kewanna.
Born in Kewanna Aug. 5, 1888, he was the son of William and Miranda POLING ZUCK. His first marriage was April 9, 1910, to Maggie A. RANS, who died Jan. 13, 1946. On Sept. 11, 1947, he married Phila RANS.
Mr. Zuck was a retired farmer and butcher and a member of the First Baptist church of Rochester.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Cloyd [ZUCK], Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Irene WYNN, Dearborn, Mich., and Mrs. Lucille BURTON, Kewanna; a step-son, Robert RANS, South Bend, and ten grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Tuesday in the Harrison chapel in Kewanna, with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in he Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.

Rosann A. Martin
Final rites for Mrs. Rosann A. MARTIN, 34, R.R. 2, Macy, will be at 1:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Jack PAVEY of Sidney officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Martin, a native of Wabash, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one week.
She was born in Wabash March 10, 1925. In 1946, she was married in North Manchester to Howard MARTIN.
Mrs. Martin was a member of the First Brethren church in North Manchester. She moved to Macy seven years ago from Howe.
Surviving ar the husband; a daughter, Sylvia [MARTIN], at home; a son, George [MARTIN], at home; the parents, E. E. ROBINSON, Muncie, and Mrs. Charles GRESSO, Sidney; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter FIGERT, Wabash; seven half-sisters, Mrs. John (LaVon) GUTHRIE and Mrs. Robert (Mary Lou) PULLEY, both of Wabash; Mrs. Charles (Donna) LOGAN, Warsaw; Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) HOGE, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Jerry (Charline) GAYLORD, Fort Sill, Okla; Miss Sally GRESSO, Wabash; Mrs. Medford (Ann) PETIT, Sedalia, Mo.
Also three step-sisters, Mrs. Richard (Roxie) STAHL, Huntington; Mrs. James (Evelyn) FAWLEY, Pierceton, and Mrs. Emerson (Juanita) FETHEROFF, Cleveland; two step-brothers, Bob GRESSO, North Webster, and Warren GRESSO, Warsaw, and a half-brother, Thomas ROBINSON, Fort Wayne.

Peggy Lynn Glenn
Culver, Ind. (UPI)--Peggy Lynn GLENN, 16 months old, was accidentally shot to death by her four-year-old brother while playing in their home here.
Authorities said the little girl was playing with her brother when he dragged a loaded shotgun from a hiding place behind a radio and pulled the trigger.
Harry Phillips
Harry PHILLIPS, of near Bourbon, died at 2:20 a.m. today at the Murphy Medical cEnter, Warsaw, after an illness of several months. He is survived by his wife and several children.
Mrs. Carl PHILLIPS, secretary at Rochester high school, is a daughter-in-law.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at the E.U.B. church in Bourbon.

Tuesday, October 20, 1959

Charles H. Long
Charles H. LONG, 79, R.R. 3, Argos, was found dead in his home six miles southwest of Argos at 7 p.m. Monday. The Marshall county coroner said Mr. Long died of a heart attack, possibly early Sunday night.
Neighbors of Mr. Long, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd SEE, noticed there were no lights burning in his home after dark Monday, so they called his niece, Mrs. Owen SMITH. The three went to the Long house and found him dead in his bed.
A lifelong resident of the Argos vicinity, Mr. Long was born in Marshall county July 28, 1880, to Joseph and Rebecca BELL LONG. On Nov. 26 1910, he was married to Actie ZOLMAN, who died Jan. 12, 1919. Mr. Long, a retired farmer, was the last of seven children in his family.
Surviving besides Mrs. SMITH, of R.R. 3, Argos, are two nephews, Otto LONG and Neal LONG, South Bend.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH retired minister of Argos, will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, October 21, 1959

Anna Gray
Mrs. Anna GRAY, Fulton, wife of William H. GRAY, died at 11 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital at Logansport. The body will be taken to the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton, where funeral arrangements will be made.

Thursday, October 22, 1959

R. C. Fansler
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. CDT in Coldwater, Mich., for R. C. "Buck" FANSLER, 48, a former resident of Fulton county. He died suddenly Wednesday morning of a heart attack in his home at Coldwater.
Funeral services will be held at the Jutnam funeral home in Coldwater.
One of a family of 15 children, he was the son of Steven and Lena FANSLER of Bruce Lake.
Surviving are the wife; one son and three daughters; five brothers, Arthur and Earl FANSLER, both of Rochester; William FANSLER, Royal Center; Gilbert [FANSLER], Milwaukee, and Lester [FANSLER], Gary; five sisters, Mrs. Mary CHAMBERS, Logansport; Mrs. Bertha ZEIDERS, Niles, Mich.; Miss Emma FANSLER, Logansport; Mrs. Viola CLAWSON, Medaryville and Mrs. Amy CRABB, Kewana.

Anna F. Gray
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Anna F. GRAY, 80, Fulton, who died at St. Joseph hospital in Logansport at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday after a six-month illness.
The Rev. William KEITH 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.
A resident of the Fulton community since 1904, Mrs. Gray was born June 6, 1879, in Benton county, the daughter of William and Malvinana LIPSCOMB NUTT. She was married Jan. 3, 1900, to William H. GRAY, who survives. Mrs. Gray was a charter member of the Fulton Order of Eastern Star and of the Fulton Baptist church.
Also surviving are one son, Floyd [GRAY], West Palm Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Kline REED, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Oscar MILLER, Logansport, and Mrs. Clayson BAILEY, R.R. 6, Rochestr; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy NUTT, Kewanna, and Oliver NUTT, Selma, Ala., and one sister, Mrs. Grace NEWCOMER, Indianapolis.

Martha Clinker
Mrs. Alvin (Martha) CLINKER, 73, at 4 p.m. Wednesday of carcinoma in her home, two miles north of Akron. She had been ill three years, in serious condition for five months.
Born June 18, 1886 in Kosciusko county, Mrs. Clinker had lived in the Akron vicinity all her life. She was the daghter of John and Mary BURKETT MEREDITH.
In 1907, Mrs. Clinker was married to Alvin CLINKER. She was a memer of the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church and the Ladies Aid Society.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Eldon (Lora) CUMERLAND, R.R. 2, Akron; a son, Gerald [CLINKER], Akron; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Zora McFARLAND, Akron, and several nieces and nephews. Two brother preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. CST Saturday at the BeavrDam E.U.B. church with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may cll at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 7 p.m. CST today until noon Saturday and at the church from 1-2 p.m.

Amelia Deeb
Mrs. Amelia DEEB, 69, Indianapolis, mother of Si DEEB, 1209 Hill street, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday in her home.
Mrs. Deeb lived for 20 years in Twelve Mile, leaving that community in 1952.
The body is at the Flanner and Buchanan funeral home in Indianapolis, where services are pending.

Hazel Bowers
Mrs. Hazel May BOWERS, 66, died Wednesday at 4:35 p.m. in the home of her son, James BOWERS, 916 Monroe street. A resident of 509 East 13th street, she had been living with her son since becoming ill July 25. Death was due to hepatitis.
Born Feb. 11, 1893, at Winamac, she was the daughter of Mose and Nettie TOBEY HEATER. She was married Sept. 30, 1919, at Winamac, to George BOWERS, who died June 28, 1953. The Bowerses had resided in Rochester for 30 years, moving here from Kewanna.
Mrs. Bowers was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James (Mary Jane) BOWELL, Jr., Rochester; Mrs. Walter (June) WEBER, Akron; Mrs. Alfred (Carolyn) WYNN, Morocco; three sons, George [BOWERS[, Jr. and James R. [BOWERS], Rochester; and Gerald [BOWERS], Medaryville; one brother, Henry HEATER, Elkhart; one sister, Mrs. Maude MOTT, Elkhart; one step-sister, Mrs. Marjorie ROWE, Elkhart, and twenty-two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. CDT 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 after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, October 23, 1959

Glen B. Bowell
Glen B. BOWELL, 52, former Rochester resident, died early today in Memorial hospital at South Bend. Mr. Bowell, who resided at 519 West Ewing avenue in South Bend, had been ill several years with a heart condition.
Born April 2, 1907, at Argos, he had gone to South Bend 30 years ago from Rochester. He was married March 15, 1930, at Albion, to Relna BRYANT, who survives. His parents were James and Nora WICKIZER BOWELL.
Mr. Bowell was employed as a machinist at the Malleable Range company in South Bend.
Surviving, besides the wife, are the mother, Mrs. James BOWELL, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. William (Hope) SOWERS, Rochester, and one brother, James BOWELL, Jr., Rochester.
Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. CST at the Forest G. Hay funeral home on South Michigan street in South Bend. The Rev. F. D. LAMNECK of the South Bend Nazarene church will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Friends may call after Saturday noon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 10 p.m. Saturday, then after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Hay funeral home in South Bend.

Saturday, October 24, 1959

[no obits]

Monday, October 26, 1959

Henry O. Lease
Henry O. LEASE, 81, of Wayne township died Saturday at 1:20 p.m. in the Miller nursing home here after an illness of 21 months.
A pioneer resident of Wayne towship, Mr. Lease died in the same house in which he was born. He was married in 1902 to Susan Mae BRUCE, who died in April, 1911. His second marriage was in 1919 to Velma HARRIS, who survives.
Surviving besides the widow are four sons by the first marriage, Herrold J. [LEASE], R.R. 1, Rochester; Harry [LEASE], Anchorage, Alaska, Howard [LEASE], Los Angeles, and Homer [LEASE], Lombard, Ill.; one son by the second marriage, Harris [LEASE], Kewanna; a step-daughter, Mrs. Joyce MARTIN, Fulton; eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Helen [LEASE], died in 1911.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. CST in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.

Terry Leroy Thompson
Terry Leroy THOMPSON, infant son of Orvin and Sherry BABCOCK THOMPSON, died at 2 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He was born at 5 p.m. Sunday. The parents reside on R.R. 2, Rochester.
The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Theodore THOMPSON, Burket; the maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Noble BABCOCK, R.R. 2, Rochester. Graveside rites were held at 1 p.m. today in the Mentone cemetery with the Rev. Claude DOTSON officiating. The Tom Haupert funeral home of Akron was in charge of rites.

Jesse Murphy
Jesse MURPHY, 72, RR. 2, Rochester, was found dead in his home by his sister, Mrs. Hazel ZIMMERMAN, about 5 p.m. Sunday. Cause of death, which came at 3:45 p.m., has not been determined yet by Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner.
Born March 13, 1887, in Miami county, Mr. Murphy had lived in the Rochester vicinity most of his life. He apparently was in good health before his death. He was the son of Alpheus and Clara RALSTON MURPHY.
Mr. Murphy was a laborer by occupation.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. ZIMMERMAN, Akron; Mrs. Gertrude BECK, Rochester, and Mrs. Lulu BRYANT, Knox; two brothers, Benjamin [MURPHY], Rochester, and E. Byron [MURPHY], South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

John Sriver
John SRIVER, 84, Akron, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at his home after a week's illness following a stroke.
Born Oct. 16, 1875, in Fulton county, he had spent his lifetime in and around Akron. His parents were Isaac and Caroline REED SRIVER. His marriage was at Akron in 1897 to Mary Emaline MERLEY, who died in 1934. His second marriage was in 1940 to Ellise HIGHLAND.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Jewell (Nondus) FITES, R.R. 2, Macy; five sons, Estil, Orville and Garland [SRIVER], all of Akron, Claude [SRIVER], Mishawaka, and Harry [SRIVER], Talma; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He was the last of nine children in his family.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. CST in the Sheetz funeral home with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rebecca E. Robinson
Mrs. Rebecca E. ROBINSON, Culver, died early Sunday in the Landis nursing home at Argos after a three-year illness. She was 99 years of age.
Born west of Culver on Oct. 22, 1860, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William VOREIS and had spent her entire life in Fulton and Marshall counties. She was married to Elijah ROBINSON, who died in 1929.
Mrs. Robinson was a member of the First Christian church of Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edgar (Fern) FENIMORE and Mrs. Edgar (Zetta) SHAW, both of Culver; one son, Harold [ROBINSON], Culver; nine grandchildren; twelve greatgrandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. CST in the Grace United Church of Christ, Culver, with the Rev. Maynard LITTLE of the Culver Bible church officiating. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery. Friends may call at the Easteday funeral home in Culver.

John H. Fleming
Funeral services were held today in Syracuse for John H. FLEMING. A former resident of Rochester, he died in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca KITSON, Syracuse, Saturday.
Surviving are his wife and six daughters, Mrs. Agnes GILLIE and Miss Gertrude FLEMING, Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Velma LINSTROM, Greenville; Mrs. Rebecca KITSON, Mrs. Erin KITSON and Mrs. Edna JONES, all of Syracuse.

Tuesday, October 27, 1959

Sherman W. Books
Sherman W. BOOKS, 45, R.R. 1, Macy, died Monday at 10:45 a.m. at his home following a year's illness.
Born in Allen township, Miami county, on May 14, 1914, he was the son of McKinley and Hazel Mae TURNIPSEED BOOKS, who also reside on R.R. 1, Macy. A veteran of World War II, he had lived in the Macy community his entire life. He was a member of he Macy Christian church, Manitou VFW Post, American Legion of Peru and the Eagles lodge of Peru.
Surviving, besides the parents, are four brothers, Ervin [BOOKS], Macy, George Richard [BOOKS], Macomb, Ill., Loren [BOOKS], R.R. 5, Peru, and Myrvel Dale [BOOKS], R.R. 1, Denver.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST Thursday at the McCain funeral home, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. The Rev. Richard SUMNER will officiate and burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 28, 1959

[no obits]

Thursday, October 29, 1959

Charles W. Rans
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Fulton Baptist church for Charles W. RANS, 66, Fulton, who died at 4 p.m. Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while mowing his lawn.
The Rev. William KEITH will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.
A retired farmer and a County Highway Department employee at the time of his death, Mr. Rans was born Sept. 3, 1893, in Wayne township. His parents were Terry and Mary LAMBERT RANS. He had spent most of his life in the Fulton community.
His marriage was to Ethel FRY on Dec. 22, 1912.
Surviving are the wife; one son, Ralph [RANS], R.R. 6, Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Merl (Maxine) KISTLER, R.R. 6, Rochester; one brother, Fred [RANS], Delong; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One brother, George [RANS] preceded him in death.

Friday, October 30, 1959

[no obits]

Saturday, October 31, 1959

Bertha Troutman
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Bertha McDOUGLE TROUTMAN, 79, who died at her home in Detroit Friday morning. She was the sister of Walter McDOUGLE, R.R. 5, Rochester.
The Rev. Arthur TRUEX will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Troutman, the daughter of Edwin and Martha TILTON McDOUGLE, was born in Cass county on Aug. 5, 1880, and was married to Harry TROUTMAN, who died May 21, 1941. The couple moved to Detroit 30 years ago.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Martha MARSHALL, Detroit; one grandson, David [MARSHALL], and one sister, Mrs. Ferdinand TROUTMAN, Winter Park, Fla.

Joanna Milliser and
Jean Anne Milliser
Twin daughters born to Mrs. Phillip MILLISER of Argos, the former Judy BOWEN of Akron, died 48 hours apart Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
The first, Joanne [MILLISER], was dead at birth and the second, Jean Anna [MILLISER], died 48 hours later.
Among the survivors is a great-grandfather, Nelson BOWEN, of Akron.

Monday, November 2, 1959

Charles Weller
Charles WELLER, 84, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Sunday at 4 a.m. in the Miller nursing home after a prolonged illness.
Born March 13, 1875, in Franklin county, Ohio, he was the son of Christopher and Catherine WELLER. He had lived in this community nine years moving here from Macy. His marriage was to Louie TRACY, who died in 1940.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Glee WELLER, R.R. 4, Rochester; two sons, Oren and Victor [WELLER], both of R.R. 4, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. One daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Benjamin A. Woodcox
Benjamin A. "Ben" WOODCOX, 53, died today at 3:25 a.m. in South Bend's Memorial hospital, where he had been a patient since Oct. 23. Ill since June 23, he resided nine miles northeast of Rochester on R.R. 5.
Born March 10, 1906, in Rochester, he was the son of Harley and Melvina VAWTER WOODCOX and had spent his life in this community. He was married Dec. 23, 1931, in Rochester to Dorotha BIXLER, who survives.
Mr. Woodcox was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Surviving besides the wife are seven children, Ulrich, Lonnie, Melvin and David [WOODCOX], all at home; Mrs. Stanley (Edith) PRZESTWOR, South Bend; Mrs. Richard (Martha) SHODDY, Talma, and Arthur [WOODCOX], in the Air Force and now on leave from duty in Japan; his mother, Mrs. Harley WOODCOX, Rochester; five grandchildren; one brother, Ulrich [WOODCOX], Rochester, and four sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Louise) POLK and Miss Betty WOODCOX, both of Rochester, and Mrs. William (Mary) TYLER and Mrs. Austin (Annabelle) KINCAID, both of Gary.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Eldon EVANS of the Walnut Church of the Brethren officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Daniel Henricks
Daniel HENRICKS, 48, Batavia, Ill., a native of Fulrton county, was killed in an automobile accident near Aurora, Ill., Saturday. He died when the car in which he was riding hit a tree.
Born at Bruce Lake Station, Nov. 3, 1910, he was the son of Frank and Ollie HENRICKS. He attended Kewanna schools and moved from the county about 25 years ago.
Mr. Henricks was a member of the Community church at Bruce Lake and was a veteran of World War 2.
Surviving are the widow, Barbara [HENRICKS]; a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie SABOE, Aurora; a granddaughter; three brothers, Carl [HENRICKS], Rochester; Bud [HENRICKS], Phoenix, Ariz., and Paul [HENRICKS], El Paso, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Willis (Naomi) GREEN, Rochester; Mrs. Francis (Mary) HUDKINS, Kewanna, and Mrs. Cuba BRACKETT, Aurora, and his step-mother, Mrs. Kathryn HENRICKS, Bruce Lake.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Aurora. At 1 p.m. Wednesday, graveside services will be conducted at the Pleadsant Hill cemetery at Bruce Lake with the Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD officiating.

Gilbert F. Sheely
Gilbert F. SHEELY, 74, Carmel, died Sunday at 1:20 a.m. in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis after suffering a heart attack 12 hours previously.
A resident of Argos since 1924, Mr. Sheely had retired in 1954 after long service in the hardware business. Surviving are the wife, one son, one daughter, six grandchildren, one brother, and one sister.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Robert STEWART of Indianapolis officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 3, 1959

William Turner
Friends here have been advised of the death in Richmond last week of William TURNER, 60, former owner of the Rochesrter News Agency. Mr. Turner died suddenly at his Richmond home Tuesday and was buried there Friday.
He and his wife came to Rochester in 1954 after purchasing the news agency and operated it two years before selling it to Gates THOMPSON, present owner, in 1956.

Carrie E. Smith
Mrs. Carrie E. SMITH, 80, South Bend, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital in that city. She formerly resided in Rochester.
Born Jan. 22, 1879, at Winamac, she was the daughter of Oliver and Martha LAMBORN, longtime Rochester residents.
Surviving are two sons, Ermal and Curtis [SMITH], both of South Bend, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. CST in the Forest Hay funeral home in South Bend with the Rev. Ralph STEELE officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 4, 1959 to Thursday, November 5, 1959

[no obits]

Friday, November 6, 1959

Herbert D. Hooks
Herbert D. HOOKS, 60, a former Rochester resident, died Thursday in the Baptist Memorial hospital near St. Louis, Mo., where he had been a patient since Saturday.
He had moved to St. Louis in 1946, having owned the Streamliner restaurant on Ninth street in Rochester.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Winsell (Barbara) ZARTMAN, Rochester, and a son, Herbert [HOOKS], Jr., St. Louis.
Services will be in Elsberry, Mo. at 2 p.m. Sunday. The body will be taken to Michigan City. where graveside rites will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Greenwood cemetery.

Saturday, November 7, 1959

[no obits]

Monday, November 9, 1959

William Locke
William LOCKE, 94, a retired farmer, died in his home in Fulton Sunday morning at 8:10 o'clock. He had been in serious condition one week.
Born July 25, 1865, in Howard county to Elias and Sarah (BROWN) LOCKE, he moved to the Fulton community 45 years ago from Kokomo.
He was married March 22, 1913, to Daisy LICHTENWALTER, who died Feb. 28, 1956.
Surviving are one step-son, Myrl LICHTENWALTER, Chicago; two granddaughters, Mrs. Ruth LUCAS, Palatine, Ill., and Miss Myrl A. LICHTENWALTER, Chicago, and two great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Fulton Masonic F. and A.M. and the Modern Woodman of Kokomo.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ditmire Funeral home in Fulton, with the Rev. William KEITH officiating. Masonic rites and burial will be in the Mausoleum at the Crown Point cemetery in Kokomo.

Edward Buchanan
Edward BUCHANAN, 88, Kewanna, died late Saturday night in Woodlawn hospital.
He was born in Cass County Dec. 8, 1870, to James and Mary C. BUCHANAN. He moved to Kewanna from Fulton 12 years ago.
He was married in 1895 to Harriet E. BROWN, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Louise) WHYBREW, Kewanna, and Mary BUCHANAN, Logansport; two brothers, C. C. BUCHANAN, Logansport and Dr. Ray BUCHANAN, Grand Island, Neb; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death.
He was a member of the I.O.O.F. of Kewanna and the Presbyterian church.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison funeral chapel in Kewanna, with the Rev. Irving PHILLYS, Logansport, officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home.

Tuesday, November 10, 1959

Ruth Graves
Mrs. Ruth GRAVES, who had lived at 130 West Third street for about a month after moving here from Kokomo, died at 8 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for one week.
Mrs. Graves was a sister of Mrs. W. E. (Mae) GOOCH, Second and Jefferson streets.
The body has been taken to the Fenn funeral home in Kokomo, where services will be conducted Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. Ed Hagan
Mrs. Ed HAGAN, R.R. 1, Rochester, was found dead in front of her home at the southeast edge of the city limits about 1 p.m. today. She apparently had been raking leaves when she suffered a heart attack. The Foster & Good funeral home ambulance was called to the scene. No further details were available.

George J. Roy
Plymouth, Ind. (UPI) -- George J. ROY, 88, Bourbon, was killed early today when his car rammed into a truck on U.S. 30 about 10 miles southeast of here.
State Police said Roy's car crossed over the center dividing line on the highway and hit a truck driven by George R. ELLISON, 37, Sauk Village, Ill. Ellison was not hurt.

Wednesday, November 11, 1959

Nellie Mae Hagan
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Nellie Mae HAGAN, 76, who died of a heart attack about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday while raking leaves in front of her home a mile south of the city. The Rev. George CRANE will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hagan's body was found by a Nyona Lake couple, Mr. and Mrs. Howard HOWARD, who were passing by. Her husband, Ed HAGAN, has been bedridden three years and was unaware his wife had been stricken. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, said that death had occurred about 15 minutes prior to discovery of the body.
Born Nov. 16, 1882, in Fairmount, Ill., she was the daughter of George and Ella MANNING REESE. She had spent most of her life in this county, moving here when 18 years of age. Her marriage to Ed. V. HAGAN was on Dec. 24, 1902.
Mrs. Hagan was a member of the Mt. Zion club.
Surviving are the husband; one son, Donald [HAGAN], Mishawaka; one daughter, Mrs. Virl FORE, Noblesville; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Albert ESHELMAN, rochester; two brothers, Fred REESE, Rochester, and Lloyd REESE, Macy; an aunt, Mrs. T. J. GAUMER, R.R. 4, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.

Fred King
Fred KING, 71, R.R. 5, Rochester, died of a coronary occlusion at 9:45 a.m. today in his home in Newcastle township. He had been ill about one month.
A Newcastle township resident since 1949, he moved there from the Burton community. Before that, he had lived in the Fulton vicinity. He was a farmer.
Mr. King was born May 27, 1888, in Miami county to Charles and Julia ZEGAFUSE KING. On June 7, 1917, he was married in St. Joseph, Mich., to Elma M. CRUM, who survives.
He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church near Talma and the Fulton Masonic Lodge No. 665. Two years ago, he received a 25-year pin in the Masonic organization.
Surviving besides the widow are six daughters, Mrs. Lemoine (Hazel) KERCHER, Roann; Mrs. William (Ruby) DINWOODIE, Gary; Mrs. William (Julia) FALKNER, Bremen; Mrs. Ernest (Francis) MILLER, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Myron (Elvira) REED, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Richard (Charlotte) MILLER, R.R. 1, Rochester.
Also a son, Edward [KING], Rochester; nineteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine PAIGE, Olympia, Wash., and Mrs. Ellen ANDREWS, Seattle, Wash., and several nieces and nephews. The parents, two sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bethlehem Baptist church, with Masonic rites also being conducted. The Rev. Philip ROBINSON will be in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be taken from the Foster & Good funeral home to the residence, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, November 12, 1959

John A. Dawson
John A. DAWSON, 78, R.R. 2, Akron, one of the 40-year members of the Farm Bureau who was honored at the organization's state convention in Indianapolis Wednesday, died of a coronary occlusion on the bus while coming home.
The sudden death came at 9 p.m. Wednesday when the bus was about five miles northwest of Indianapolis.
Mr. Dawson had been a farmer all his adult life except for 10 years when he was a school teacher. He was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God and a former member of the Fulton County Credit Bureau in addition to the Farm Bureau.
Born in Fulton county May 14, 1881, he was the son of Samuel and Martha STINSON DAWSON. He lived in South Dakota for 10 years, the rest of his life in this county.
In 1917, he was married to Marie DRUDGE, who survives. Also surviving are a son, John [DAWSON], Jr., at home; four daughters, Mrs. Marshall (Nancy) ALLMAN, Lafayette; Mrs. Merryanne KIBBLER, Altadena, Cal. Mrs. Esta DOWNING, Valparaiso, and Ruthalys DAWSON, Psadena, Cal.; five grandchildren; three brothers, S.D. and J.P. DAWSON, bot of Logansport, and Frank [DAWSON], Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth CARR, Argos, and Mrs. Gladys CHAMBERS, Corvalis, Ore.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Olive Bethel Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Friday and until noon Saturday, then at the church from 1-2 p.m. Saturday.
The family has requested that friends omit flowers and contribute to the Olive Bethel Church of God building fund in Mr. Dawson's memory.

Omar F. Stanley
Funeral services were conducted today for Omar F. STANLEY, 50, San Diego, Cal., a former Rochester resident who died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had moved from Rochester 15 years ago and was a brother of Mrs. Max. O'BLENIS of Rochester.
Mr. Stanley died at 3 a.m. Tuesday in San Diego.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel STANLEY, he is survived by his widow, Catherine [STANLEY]; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Freda) SMITH, Indianapolis; Three sons, John [STANLEY], Indianapolis; Norman [STANLEY], Wabash, and Donald [STANLEY], Peru; four grandchildren; two brothers, Carl [STANLEY], Walkerton, and Ernest [STANLEY], Columbia, S.C., and Mrs. O'BLENIS.

Friday, November 13, 1959 to Saturday, November 14, 1959

[no obits]

Monday, November 16, 1959

Rolla Cunningham
Rolla CUNNINGHAM, 81, Huntington, died Sunday morning in the Huntington county hospital. He was a former resident of Rochester, moving to Huntington 13 years ago.
He had been in serious health for the past year and had been in the Huntington hospital since Friday.
He was born Aug. 13, 1878, to Frank and Mary LOCKHART CUNNINGHAM.
On Feb. 14, 1904, he married Orrie GOODRICH, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marselle SECRIST, Elkhart, and Mrs. Victoria BAKER, Norfolk, Va.; four sons, Gerald [CUNNINGHAM], Fr. Wayne; Goodrich [CUNNINGHAM], Liberty Center; Gresham [CUNNINGHAM], Alhambra, Acl., and Gilbert [CUNNINGHAM], Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Ella ANDREWS, Danville, Ill., and Mrs. Mattie CONOVER, Crawfordsville; fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at noon CST at the Bailey funeral home in Huntington with the Rev. Claud STUDEBAKER officiating.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Expected arrival in Rochester for graveside services is 1:45 p.m.

Tuesday, November 17, 1959

Rolla Cunningham
Graveside services for Rolla CUNNINGHAM, 81, Huntington, a former Rochester resident, will be Wednesday ab out 1:45 p.m. at the local I.O.O.F. cemetery. Interment here will follow funeral services at the Bailey funeral home in Huntington, scheduled for noon CST.
Mr. Cunningham died Sunday morning in the Huntington county hospital after being in serious health for one year. He had been at the hospital since Friday.
Mr. Cunningham left Rochester for Huntington 13 years ago.

Wednesday, November 18, 1959

Wilford Guise
Wilford GUISE, 104 Elm street, a lifetime resident of Rochester and vicinity, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hosital, where he had been a patient one week. He was 78 years old and had been ill for five months.
Born near Kewanna, Dec. 18, 1880, he was the son of Daniel and Etta DAVIS GUISE. In 1910, he was married in Rochester to Belle WALTZ, who died 18 years ago. Mr. Guise had been a farmer, retiring 17 years ago.
Surviving are two brothers, J. Hugh GUISE, Claypool, and E. A. GUISE, Tulsa, Okla., and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters, a brother and his parents preceded him in death.
Final rites have been set tentatively for 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE of the Rochester E.U.B. chuch officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

William Clevenger
William "Bill" CLEVENGER, 63, died suddenly in his home in Indianapolis Tuesday afternoon. He was a former rsident of Athens.
Born to Daniel and Mary CLEVENGER on March 30, 1896, he was reared near Athens. He moved to Indianapolis 30 years ago and was an employee of the Railroad Express company.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Harold Dean [CLEVENGER], Rochester, and Charles [CLEVENGER], Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Edith HEETER, Rochester, and Mrs. Lucy COBB, South Bend, and one brother, Walter [CLEVENGER], Rochester.
Funeral services are incomplete. Friends may call at the Tonie Locks funeral home,1500 South Meridian street, Indianapolis.

Thursday, November 19, 1959

Laura Watts
Mrs. William (Laura) WATTS, Schererville, a former Rochester resident, died in her home Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Concordia Lutheran church at Hessville.
Friends may call at the Bocken funeral home at Hessville.
Among the survivors are the husband, swo sons and several grandchildren.

Mrs. H. E. Waling
Funeral services were held today at the Christian church in Brook for Mrs. H. E. WALING, 69, sister of Russell "Kise" CLINTON, 1206 Main street. Mrs. Waling, who had visited here a number of times, died Monday morning. She was a resident of Brook.
Among other survivors are a son, Bernard [WALING], Wilmette, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Roy RHOADS, Goodland, and Mrs. Lawrence BRANDT, Goshen, and five brothers, including Art CLINTON, Logansport, a former Rochester resident.

Friday, November 20, 1959

Sarah L. Woods
Mrs. Sarah L. WOODS, 42, 314 1/2 Clayton street, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 11:15 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been taken 24 hours earlier. She was ill only one day. A Rochester resident since the age of five, Mrs. Woods came here from Lakeville, where she was born Aug. 4, 1917. Her parents were John and Beatrice HUNTER SLAYBAUGH.
Mrs. Woods was married Sept. 26, 1932 in Plymouth to Fred H. WOODS and was a member of the Faith Gospel Tabernacle of Rochester.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Roberta [WOODS], at home, and Mrs. Larry (Barbara) KUHN, Rocheter; two sons, Howard [WOODS], at home, and Freddie [WOODS], Plymouth; two step-children, Mrs. Donnabel STILLER, Plymouth, and Robert WOODS, Sunland, Cal.; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Doris) BONNEAU, Logansport; Mrs. Harry (Effie) GINTHER and Mrs. Charles (Olive) STANFORD, Rochester, and Mrs. Howard (Betty) REX, Albion; three berothers, John J. and Joe [WOODS], Rochester, and Charles [WOODS], South Bend; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Luther MORRISON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Maggie Metzger
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie METZGER, 81, Silver Lake, who died in the Landis nursing home at Argos at 9 a.m. Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Summe-Dickerson funeral home at Silver Lake.
Burial will be in the Church of the Brethren cemetery west of North Manchester. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos until noon Saturday and after that at the Summe-Dickerson funeral home.
Mrs. Metzger, who entered the nursing home about a year ago, died after a lingering illness.
Born Aug. 6, 1878 in Indiana, she was the daughter of Daniel and Kathryn BALLINGER VANCE. She had spent most of her life in the Silver Lake and Laketon communities.
Mrs. Metzger's husband, Lyman [METZGER], died in 1938. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.
Surviving are a son, George [METZGER], Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph BRANDS, Chicago, and Mrs. Warren HENRY, Silver Lake; a brother, Layman VANCE, Claypool; two grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Saturday, November 21, 1959

William Zink
Final rites for William ZINK, 77, retired farmer, realtor and auctioneer, who died Friday, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE of the Rochester E.U.B. church will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Clyde WALTERS of Logansport. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today
Mr. Zink, who formerly lived at 1117 Franklin avenue, died at 3 p.m. Friday in the Miller nursing home here, where he had been a patient since September, 1958. He had been in failing health four years.
The son of Franklin and Martha ALEXANDER ZINK, he was born in Richland township Aug. 18, 1882. He had spent most of his life in Fulton county. On Nov. 28, 1903, he was married in Burnettsville to Jessie Lee LEMON. He was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are his wife, 901 Jefferson street; a daughter, Mrs. Donald COOK, Valparaiso; three sons, Harold [ZINK], Indianapolis, and Everett and Charles [ZINK], Anderson; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Della RAHFELDT, LaPorte. A daughter, Maxine [ZINK], and a son, Ora [ZINK], preceded him in death.

Monday, November 23, 1959

[no obits]

Tuesday, November 24, 1959

Fred Leiter
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Fred LEITER, 77, 715 Pontiac street, who died in Woodlawn hospital at 6:30 p.m. Monday not long after his admission there.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Leiter had been in failing health but had not been considered seriously ill. He suffered from a heart ailment.
He was born in Rochester on Feb. 28, 1882, the son of William J. and Eliza A. HICKMAN LEITER. He operated the Erie elevator in this city until it was sold to the Fulton County Farm Bureau Co-op.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Dalla LEITER, Rochester, and Mrs. Jennie L. GREENSTREET, Lewisville, Ind.; one brother, Charles [LEITER], Oakland, Cal., and five nieces and nephews.
As a young man, Mr. Leiter was a regular outfielder and leading hitter of the Rochester Red Fellows baseball team, which played the top independent teams of the area around the turn of the century. He also was an expert 18.2 balkline billiard player and competed in many state tournaments.

Wednesday, November 25, 1959

Don Music
A 29-year-old Rochester man was killed instantly Tuesday night when his car smashed broadside into a tree near the Nyona Lake bridge. Two passengers--one a four-year-old boy--were injured and taken to Woodlawn hospital.
Dead is Don MUSIC, 104 East Sixth street, who suffered a crushed skull and a broken ankle. In "fair" condition at the hospital are Mrs. Paul (Rosanna) EYTCHESON, 21, 128 East Fourth street, with six fractured ribs and her son, Gary Lee [EYTCHESON], with bumps and bruises.
The accident happened at 9:16 o'clock Tuesday just after Music, driving a 1951 Chevrolet east on a county road, had crossed the Nyona Lake bridge. The road curves to the right slightly after the bridge. Music turned his car to the right and lost control. The car spun to the right and hit the tree--on the right side of the road--broadside on the driver's side.
Music was pinned in the wreckage. Mrs. Eytcheson, sitting in the right front sear, was thrown through the windshield and landed on the ground near the home of Mr. and Mrs. James WELLS, R.R. 1, Macy. The boy in the back seat was knocked against the inside top of the car.
The Wellses heard the crash and rushed to the scene. They carried the boy and helped Mrs. Eytcheson to their home, then called the sheriff's office and state police. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, also investigated.
It took officers considerable time to free Music from the car, since most of its left side was caved in. A wrecker was used to pull the car apart.
The sheriff's office said the car was taaveling at a high rate of speed when it crossed the bridge and that Music lost control of it when he tried to negotiate the curve in the road. Officers said the bridge floor was damp, but apparently was not icy or snowy.
Mrs. Eytcheson told the sheriff's office that Music had been drinking shortly before the crash. The three apparently were on their way to Rochester after having been in Nyona Lake officers said.
Music was Fulton county's third traffic fatality of the year.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and today was taken to Paintsville, Ky., where services are to be conducts.

Mary L. Barnhisel
Mary L. BARNHISEL, 94, 215 West Ninth street, died at 12:05 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient for four months. She had been in failing health three years.
Mrs. Barnhisel, who had lived in Rochestr almost all her life since the age of three, was an active member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and a lifetime member of the W.C.T.U.
She was born in Lycoming county, Pa., May 24, 1865, the daughter of Jacob and Harriett WALTERS NEFF. Her first marriage was on March 4, 1896, to John MULLICAN, who died in 1910. On Oct. 13, 1913, she married John BARNHISEL, who died in 1942.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lawson (Margaret) BRUNTON, Morocco; two sisters, Mrs. Emma HAIMBAUGH and Mrs. Addie SANDERS, Rochester; two brothers, Frank [NEFF], Pateros, Wash., and Floyd [NEFF], Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Melissa WISE, Greentown; a stepson, Ezra BARNHISEL, Huntington; eight step-grandchildren. A daughter, a son, four brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Paul E. Winters
Paul E. WINTERS, 59, 501 Indiana avenue, died Tuesday at 7 p.m. in his home of a heart ailment. He had been seriously ill for two months and in failing health the past four years.
Mr. Winters formerly was employed at the Main Street cafe.
Born June 4, 1900, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Edward and Mary BRUNNER WINTERS. He had lived in Rochester most of his life. His marriage was Oct. 27, 1941, at South Bend to Delia ROE.
Surviving are the wife; four children, Brian [WINTERS], 18; Jackie Paul [WINTERS], 17; Penny Kay [WINTERS], 15, and Susan Ann [WINTERS], 9, all at home; and three sisters, Mrs. Beulah RICHARDS, Crescent City, Fla.; Mrs. Ruth FELTY, Logansport, and Mrs. Carrie CORRELL, Peru.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Albert H. Carithers
Albert H. CARITHERS, 77, died early today in his sleep at his home two miles southeast of Argos. Death came from a heart ailment.
Born Oct. 19., 1882, in Richland township, he was the son of Hiram and Melissa COLLINS CARITHERS, who owned the former Kentucky Stock Farm. He had lived the past 40 years near Argos. His first marriage was in 1904 to Clara McALEXANDER, who died in 1906. He was married in 1918 to Altha WILSON, who survives.
Mr. Carithers, a farmer and carpenter, was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving, Besides the wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Irene) WALKER, Alhambra, Cal.; Mrs. Charles (Mary Jo) ROE, R.R. 2, Goshen,and Mrs. Lester (Ruth SMITH, Kendallville; one son, Eugene [CARITHERS], Bremen; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Nellie BROOKER, Rochester. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call after Thursday noon at the funeral home.

Frank Young
Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Logansport for Frank YOUNG, 77, R.R. 1, Idaville, a native of Rochester. He died Tuesday morning at St. Joseph hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Young, a retired roofing contractor, attended Rochester schools and was the son of Marion and Isabelle PENCE YOUNG. He operated his roofing business in Logansport from1907-47.
Mr. Young invented modern type eaves and other roofing devices and timesavers. He left Rochester about 50 years ago.
Surviving are his wife; one son; one grandson; two great-grandsons and a niece, Miss Ruth CLAYTON, Rochester.
Mr. Young was an active member of the Masonic and Elks lodges. Funeral rites will be in the Chase-Miller funeral home with burial in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Fred Strominger
Mrs. Fred STROMINGER, R.R. 2, Rochester, died this afternoon about 1:15 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient several weeks.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Thursday, November 26, 1959

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 27, 1959

Elnora Strominger
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Elnora STROMINGER, 56, who resided on the east shore of Lake Manitou. She died of leukemia Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for five weeks. Death came after a 2 1/2 year illness.
The Rev. James SCHUMACHER will officiate at the funeral services and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born March 16, 1903, in Wabash, Mrs. Strominger came to Rochester from Peru in 1950. She was the daughter of Charles and Nora Clair BROOKS. Her marriage was at Wabash Oct. 27, 1924, to Fred L. STROMINGER.
She was a member of the Wabash Presbyterian church and was employed as a nurse at Woodlawn hospital until her health failed.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one son, Fred B. STROMINGER, with the U.S. Navy at Albuaquerque, N.M.; one daughter, Mrs. Omer THORENCE, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. George CLOSSEN, Benton Harbor, Mich.; two half-sisters, Miss Lucy WILHELM, North Manchester, and Mrs. Amy CRAMER, Wabash, and two grandchildren.

Ralph Noyer
Dr. Ralph NOYER, 75, former dean of the graduate school at Ball State Teachers college and a native of Rochester, died of a heart attack, Tuesday at 11:40 p.m. in his home in Muncie.
Born Dec. 1, 1883, in Rochester, he was the son of Lawson and Ella WHITTENBERGER NOYER. He was married to Denise OLIVER, who survives.
He retired from the dean's post at Ball State in 1952 after servng since 1927. Since that time he has been on the staffs of Anderson and Oberlin colleges. A former teacher in Akron school, he earled a B.S. degree from Indiana university; a master's from Columbia university and a doctorate from the University of Iowa.
He was a member of the Universalist church at Muncie and of the Rotary club.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Robert [NOYER], Wayne, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Van DUYN, Bangkok, Thailand; five grandchildren and one brother, Don NOYER, Akron.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Tom Haupert funeral home at Akron, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Saturday, November 28, 1959

Elva M. Nutt
Mrs. Elva M. NUTT, 79, 416 South West street, Argos, died at 6 a.m. today at the Landis nursing home in Argos after a four-month illness.
Born Sept. 11, 1880, near Argos, she was the daughter of Joshua and Catherine BUNCH. She had spent her lifetime in the Argos community. Her marriage was March 18, 1904, to Lewis NUTT, who died in 1949.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth [NUTT], Rochester, and Delbert [NUTT], R.R. 2, Akron; four grandchildren; one sister, Katherine BUNCH, R.R. 1, Argos; and two brothers, Clarence BUNCH, R.R. 1, Argos, and Joshua BUNCH, Hollywood, Cal.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edward Lee Mow
Edward Lee MOW, 40, died early this morning in his sleep at his home on R.R. 3, Rochester, 5 1/2 miles northwest of the city. He had been ill for the past five years.
Born July 12, 1919, in Richland township, he was the son of Leo and Esther BURKETT MOW. He was married Jan. 14, 1938, at Koontz Lake to Margaret Alice ZUMBAUGH, who survives. Mr. Mow had spent his entire life in this community.
A member of the First Presbyterian church and the Manitou Moose lodge, he was employed at Bendix Products in South Bend from 1942-58.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters; Shannon Sue [MOW], 10, and Sheridan Louise [MOW], 17, both at home; one son, Phillip Lee [MOW], a student at DePauw university; his mother, Mrs. Esther MOW, R.R. 5, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Roy (Helen) McGRIFF, R.R . 1, Rochester; twin brothers, William [MOW], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Robert [MOW], R.R. 4, Angola, and several nieces and nephews. His father and one grandson preceded him in death, the former June 21, 1958.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m in the First Presbyterian church with the Rev. Donald DECKER, Garfield Park, Ill., officiating, assisted by the Rev. James SCHUMACHER. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday and until noon Monday at Foster and Good funeral home and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Monday.

Monday, November 30, 1959

Arthur Deamer
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in Grand Rapids, Mich., for Arthur DEAMER, 83, a former superintendent of Fulton county schools who moved from the county about 30 years ago.
Mr. Deamer, who taught school in Leiters Ford and Talma, suffered a stroke Thanksgiving Day and died Friday.
The son of Aaron and Margaret DEAMER, who lived in Newcastle township, Mr. Deamer was county superintendent of schools in 1904, 1905 and 1906.
Among the survivors are the widow, the former Kate HAIMBAUGH of Newcastle township; a nephew, George DEAMER, Jr.; R.R. 5, rochester; a brother-in-law, Porter HAIMBAUGH, R.R. 1, Rochester; four children, and several nephews.

Tuesday, December 1, 1959

Arthur Deamer
Arthur DEAMER, 83, for whom funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, lived in Cedar Rapids, Ia., rather than Grand Rapids, Mich., as previously reported.
A former Fulton county superintendent of schools, Mr. Deamer suffered a stroke Thanksgiving Day and died Friday.
Services were conducted in Cedar Rapids.

Josephine Shaffer
Miss Josephine SHAFFR, 88, Akron, died at 6:45 a.m. Today in the Miller nursing home here. She had been in ill health for 16 months.
Born Aug. 7, 1871, in Akron, she had lived in that vicinity all her life except for 20 years in Chicago. She was the daughter of William and Julia ANDERSON SHAFFER, the last survivor of four daughters.
Miss Shaffer's occupation was practical nurse. She attended the Akron Church of God.
A cousin, Elsie YOUNG of Mollola, Ore., survives.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday 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 after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 2, 1959

Eldon Perry
Word has been received here of the death in Tucson, Ariz., of Eldon PERRY, 39, brother of Mrs. Loren MATTIX, 921 Park avenue, and nephew of Mrs. June HARTZLER, Rochester.
Mr. Perry, owner of an air conditioning business in Tucson, died unexpectedly of a heart attack, Nov. 22. Services were conducted last Wednesday. He had lived in Warsaw efore moving to Arizona.
Among the survivors are the widow and three children.

Thursday, December 3, 1959

Judd A. Curtis
Judd A. CURTIS, 87, a native of Akron who moved to Fort Myers, Fla., 12 years ago, died at his home Wednesday evening after a six month illness.
Born April 7, 1872, he was the son of James and Dora DAVIS CURTIS and was a retired farmer. Mrs. Curtis was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the K. of P. lodge.
Surviving are the widow, the former Minnie RILEY; a daughter, Mrs. Helen BABER, Fort Myers; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Eva SCOTT, Akron; a foster-daughter, Edna TOMLINSON, Great Falls, Mont.
Services are pending at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron.

John Speed
John SPEED, 82, former Rochester resident, died Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Dukes hospital at Peru. He had been confined to the hospital since March with injuries suffered in an auto accident.
Born in Crawfordsville on Aug. 24, 1877, he was the son of Robert and Jennie FARRELL SPEED. His wife, the former Lillie HILBURN, preceded him in death. A stonemason by trade, he was a member of the Crawfordsville Eagles lodge and the Trinity Episcopal church there.
Requiem mass will be said at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Trinity Episcopal church at Peru. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 a.m. at the Brookman funeral home in Peru with the Rev. James PARKER officiating. Local friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, following which burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Daisy Powell
Miss Daisy POWELL, 84, Macy, a lifetime resident of Miami county, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in Logansport after an illness of two months.
Born Dec. 31, 1874, she was the daughter of John H. and Laura A. SUTTON POWELL. She ws a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
Surviving are three brothers, Ben [POWELL], R.R. 1, Akron; Daniel [POWELL], Macy, and Wallace [POWELL], R.R. 1, Macy; and a sister, Miss Inez POWELL, Macy. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Hill Methodist church with the Rev. Richard SUMNER officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery four miles northeast of Macy. Friends may call at the Daniel Powell residence in Macy after 1 p.m. Friday and until 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The body will be at the church for one hour before services.

Friday, December 4, 1959

[no obits]

Saturday, December 5, 1959

Judd A. Curtis
Funeral services for Judd A. CURTIS, 87, a native of Akron who moved to Fort Myers, Fla., 12 years ago, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Tom Haupert funeral home at Akron.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS and the Rev. Maurice KESSLER will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Curtis died in Fort Wayne Wednesday after a six-month illness.

Alva C. Burkett
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church ot Mishawaka for Mrs. Alva C. BURKETT, 69, native of Rochester. She died Thursday night in St. Joseph's hospital in South Bend after a three-year illness.
The Rev. Roy HAMMAN will officiate at the rites and burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Mishawaka. Friends may call a the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka after 7 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. Monday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.
Mrs. Burkett resided at 215 South Helen street, Mishawaka. She was born in Rochester and moved to Mishawaka 14 years ago. Her maiden name was Carrie HAINES and she was married April 3, 1920, at Rochester, to Alva BURKETT, who survives.
Also surviving are two brothers, Howard HAINES, Mishawaka, and Herman HAINES, Indianapolis, and one sister, Miss Alice HAINES, Mentone.

Raymond D. Urbin
Raymond Dean URBIN, 73, of near Kewanna, died at 11 p.m. Friday after a lingering illness. He was a lifetime resident of the Kewanna vicinity.
Born Sept. 2, 1886, in Kewanna, he was the son of Peter H. and Loma F. BRANTHOFFER URBIN. On Dec. 14, 1910, he was married to Hannah Madge WISELEY.
Mr. Urbin, a farmer, was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving are the widow; two sons, Wilbur [URBIN], Logansport, and Gerald [URBIN], Fulton; a daughter, Mrs. Loma BAKER,Culver; a brother, Theo. [URBIN], Kewanna, and six grandchildren. Two sons, Everett and Melvin [URBIN], preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Charles W. COOK officiating. Burial will be in he Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, December 7, 1959

Jeanette Levi
Miss Jeanette LEVI, 73, 215 West 11th street, died Sunday at 9:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted nine hours previously. She had been in ill health since Nov. 1.
Born Aug. 23, 1886, in Rochester, she had spent her entire life here except for two years in Worcester, Mass. Her parents were Joseph and Theresa HEINSHEIMER LEVI. A retired secretary, Miss Levi was employed for many years at the Rochester Bridge company.
Miss Levi's father, Joseph LEVI, was in the men's clothing business here with Lee WILE. Her uncle, Meyer LEVI, for many years operated Levi Dry Goods Store in the space now occupied by the B & B store.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lester (Helen) ALLMAN, Hollywood, Fla.; one niece, Mrs. Joan GREENBERG, Washington, D.C., and several cousins, including Mrs. Clyde ENTSMINGER, Rochester.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements for last rites, which are incomplete.

Paul T. Hurtig
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Paul T. HURTIG, 55, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at 8 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient one week.
The Rev. Delmar O. KRUEGER of the St. John Lutheran church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.R. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Hurtig, who resided on East Lucas street, had been in failing health since 1950. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
A native of Sweden, he was born in Stockholm on April 28, 1904, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gust HURTIG. He came to Rochesrtr 16 years ago from chicago. His marriage was Aug. 21, 1933, at Manchester, O., to Catherine HAMER, who survives.
Mr. Hurtig was a carpenter and mechanic and was employed by the McMahan Construction company.
Also surviving are one brother, Gust HURTIG, Chicago. one niece and one nephew.

Tuesday, December 8, 1959

Cora E. Smith
Cora E. SMITH, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 9 p.m. Monday in Miller's nursing home here where he had been a patient for the past week. A resident of Green Oak, Mr. Smith would have been 80 years old today.
He had been in ill health for four years, seriously sick the last four months.
Born Dec. 8, 1879, at Green Oak, he had spent his entire life in that community. A retired farmer, he was married Jan. 10, 1911, at Rochester, to Lillie GRIFFIN, who survives. He was the son of Royal Marion and Emma HERALD SMITH.
Also surviving are one step-son, Charles W. PRESTON, Jackson, Mich.; one nephew, Walter D. TOWNSEND, Macy; one niece, Mrs. Martha TEEL, Chili, two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Richard SUMNER of Macy Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Mary E. Barton
Mrs. Mary Evelyn BARTON, the former Mary BAILEY of Rochester, died Sunday at Roanoke, Ill. She resided in Eureka, Ill., where services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Christian church.
Mrs. Barton, who grew up in Rochester, was the sister of Mrs. George W. FELDER and Mrs. Milo THRUSH of Rochester. The latter will attend services in Eureka.

Jeanette Levi
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Miss Jeanette LEVI, 73, 215 West 11th street, who died Sunday night at Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. James RHOADS of the First Baptist church will officiate and cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, December 9, 1959

Elizabeth Adams
Mrs. Elizabeth ADAMS, 83, who lived with her daughter, Mrs. Virginia ALMASAN, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill two years.
A native of Danes, Roumania, Mrs. Adams moved to the United States in 1902 and to her daughter's home in July, 1957. Her husband was Nicholas ADAMS of New Castle, Pa.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Almasan, are another dauthter, Mrs. Victor ARDELEAN, East Chicage, and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the McGuan funeral home in East Chicago, with burial in the Oak Hill cemetery at Hammond. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Easterday funeral home in Culver and on Thursday at the McGuan funeral home.

Thursday, December 10, 1959

Henrietta McCarter
Mrs. Henrietta McCARTER, 319 East Sixth street, died in Woodlawn hospital today at 12:45 a.m. She was 90 years of age. Death came after a four-month illness and nine days in the hospital. Born in Wabash county, Jan. 10, 1869, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel GEORGE and had spent most of her life in this community. She was married June 6, 1888, in Rochester to Alvah McCARTER, who died Oct. 10, 1951.
She was a member of the First Christian church, was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 70, and also belonged to the Evergreen Rebekah lodge No. 57, Bethel Shrine No. 26, Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem and Spanish-American Auxiliary, A. H. Skinner Camp No. 64. Surviving are one brother, Joseph GEORGE, Muskegon, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good 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 2 p.m. Friday. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct ritualistic rites at the funeral home Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Lawrence B. Rockwell
Lawrence Bernard ROCKWELL, 66, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in his home on the west side of Lake Manitou of a heart attack. He had been ill two weeks.
Mr. Rockwell assisted his brother, Paul, basketball coach at Rochester high school, in the operation of Rockwell's Landing at the lake.
Born in Seymour, May 26, 1893, he was the son of Oscar and Alice FOIST ROCKWELL. He had resided in Rochester 40 years, coming here from Indianapolis in 1919.
Surviving are the brother, Paul [ROCKWELL], and one sister, Mrs. Harry (Addie) ROSBERG, Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. 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 Friday noon.

Friday, December 11, 1959

Roy Mishler
Roy MISHLER, 49, died suddenly of a heart attack at 4:15 p.m. Thursday at his home, six miles southeast of Culver.
A resident of the Culver vicinity for 20 years, he was born in Elkhart county June 21, 1910. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Martin MISHLER. In 1930, he was married to Audrey BARE of North Liberty.
Mr. Mishler was a member of the Union Center church of Nappanee.
Surviving are the widow, four sons, Dennis [MISHLER], R.R. 3, Rochester, Lynn [MISHLER], Leiters Ford, Larry Lee [MISHLER], at home, and A-2C Terry MISHLER, stationed with the U.S. Air Force at Austin, Texas; his father, Nappanee; a sister, Mrs. Dora FREDERICKS, Foraker, Ind.; two brothers, Calvin [MISHLER], Sturgis, Mich., and Boyd [MISHLER], Goshen, and one grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Delong Methodist church with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home at Culver after 7 p.m. today and until noon Sunday, then at the church until hour of services.

Saturday, December 12, 1959

[no obits]

Monday, December 14, 1959

Mace Kahler
Mace KAHLER, 72, a resident of Kewanna and a former Fulton county councilman, died at 3:30 a.m. today in the Bluffton clinic. He had lived in Kewanna six months, moving there from Fulton.
Born Sept. 26, 1887 in Star city, Mr. Kahler was the son of George and Mary LIDGARD KAHLER. His wife, Clara [KAHLER], died this year. He was a member of the Church of God in Headlee, Ind., and a retired farmer.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Essie KAHLER, at home; Mrs. Ena GINN and Mrs. Maude CARLSON, both of near Kewanna; six grandchildren. Six sisters and a son preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of Christ at Buffalo. The Rev. Floyd SAXTON and the Rev. C. D. DARRINGER will officiate and burial will be in the Buffalo cemetery.
Friends may call after noon Tuesday and until 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna. The body will be at the church for an hour before services.

Deo F. Foor
Deo Ferman FOOR, 68, former resident of Richland township, died Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Ruff nursing home at Knox. He had lived in LaPorte with a brother, James FOOR, for the past two years. Death was due to a heart attack.
Born in September, 1891, at Macy, he was the son of Parlee and Effie SCHOOLCRAFT FOOR. He was married in 1924 to Caroline WENDLER, who died Dec. 25, 1950. A carpenter, Mr. Foor was a veteran of World War I when he served in the Alsace-Lorraine and Meuse-Argonne areas.
Surviving are two brothers, Dennis FOOR, R.R. 3, Rochester, and James FOOR, LaPorte; two nieces and four nephews. Two brothers preceded him in death.
Fneral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Paul STEELE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The Leroy Shelton Post No. 36, American Legion, will conduct graveside rites.

Maude E. Musselman
Maude Estelle MUSSELMAN, 75, of near Macy, died at 11:35 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home here, where she had been a patient for over three years. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born May 17, 1884, near Macy, she was the daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth PLATTER ZARTMAN. She was married in October, 1901, to Frank D. MUSSELMAN, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Musselman had spent her entire life in this community, living in Rochester five years. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sam (Lepha) SMITH, Indianapolis; Mrs. Ronald (Lova) POWELL, Rochester, and Mrs. Kenneth (Opal) SAVAGE, Macy; two sons, William Donald MUSSELMAN, Warsaw, and Dr. Glenn G. MUSSELMAN, Terre Haute; two brothers, Ferdie ZARTMAN, Florida, and Myron ZARTMAN, Beloit, Wis., and one sister, Mrs. Vernon BURNS, Rochester.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Tuesday, December 15, 1959

Harold McLochlin
Funeral services were conducted this morning at Crawfordsville for Harold J. McLOCHLIN, 43, native of Kewanna, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Crawfordsville home Friday night.
Born March 29, 1916, at Kewanna, he was the son of Leo and Minnie OLIVER McLOCHLIN. He was a former fireman and engineer fo the Pennsylvania railroad and at the time of his death was representative for an insurance company.
He was a veteran of World War II, member of St. Bernard's church in Crawfordsville and of the American Legion and VFW.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert NICHOLSON, Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Roger [McLOCHLIN], Crawfordsville; two sisters, Mrs. Pete CLEMONS, Rochester, and Mrs. Wilber HALL, South Bend, and one grandson.
Burial was made in St. Ann's cemetery north of Logansport.

Maude E. Musselman
Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Estelle MUSSELMAN, 75, of near Macy, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Macy Christian church with the Rev. William SHUMAN of Peru officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.
Mrs. Musselman, who had spent her entire life in the Macy and Rochester communities, died Monday morning in the Miller nursing home here, where she had been a patient for over three years. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.

Maine A. Alspach
Maine Augusta "Mae" ALSPACH, 77, 506 1/2 Main street, a resident of this vicinity all her life, died at 2:10 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home. In failing health for several years, she had been at the nursing home for 2 1/2 months.
Mrs. Alspach was born near Leiters Ford Feb. 7, 1882, to William J. and Fannie KEELEY BRUGH.
Surviving are two sons, William ALSPACH, at home, and Earl CHAMBERS, a patient at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Jennie TYLER, Grand Rapids, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE of the Rochester E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call after noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donald Lee Fry, II
A Fulton high school basketball star, apparently hurrying home so he wouldn't break training rules, was killed instantly about 10 p.m. Monday when his car crashed on the Green Oak road south of Rochester. The body lay pinned in the wreckage for eight hours before being discovered by a passing motorist.
He was Donald Lee FRY, II, 17, son of Donald Lee and Merl McCLAIN FRY of Fulton. President of the senior class at Fulton high, the boy was averaging 17.3 points a game, fourth highest among area basketball players. He was a regular guard on the Bulldogs team.
The wrecked 1953 four-door Plymouth, with Fry's body inside, was discovered at 6 a.m. today by Harold BEAUDOIN, who lives a half mile east of the accident site. He was going to the Lillian BARGER ferm to do chores. The crash occurred across the road from the Barger farm, about one-half mile east of Ind. 25 or about four miles south of Rochester.
According to reports assembled by the sheriff's office, the boy had taken his girlfriend to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred GOTTSCHALK, who live on U.S. 31, south of the Green Oak road. He left the Gottschalk residence about 9:50 p.m., went north on U.S. 31, turned west onto the Green Oak road and apparently planned to turn south on Ind. 25 and arrive at his home in Fulton.
The sheriff's office learned that Fry apparently was attempting to arrive home by the 10 p.m. curfew established on week nights for the Fulton basketball players.
After the car went out of control, it went off the south side of the county blacktop road, careened back onto the road, smashed into a cement gateway post on the north side of the road, then wrapped around the other cement gateway post.
Sheriff Willard CLARK said the car looked like it had exploded. Parts of it--such as the battery and the tool box from the trunk--were scattered about, some of them 65 feet from the car itself, Clark said.
Although it was eight yours before the crash was discovered, the Fulton county coroner's office said the nature of injuries indicated the boy had been killed instantly. X-rays still were being inspected today to determine the exact injuries.
Donal Lee Fry was born in Kewanna on Oct. 18, 1942, and was a member of the E.U.B. church.
Surviving, besides the parents, are two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Lelia) WALTZ, Fulton, and Pamela Jean [FRY], at home; a brother, David Lynn [FRY], at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Vern FRY, Fulton, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin McCLAIN, Kewanna.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fulton E.U.B. church, with the Rev. Arthur TRUEX officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today and at the church one hour before services.

Wednesday, December 16, 1959

Nona Reed Minter
Mrs. Nona REED MINTER, 77, died this morning at 8:30 o'clock in her home 2 1/2 miles northeast of Fulton. Death came suddenly from a heart attack. She had been in ill health three years.
Born Nov. 1, 1882, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of David and Mary STALEY. Her first marriage was in 1928 to Charles REED. Her second marriage was on Nov. 10, 1935, to Felix MINTER of Fulton.
She was a member of Pilgrim Holiness church of Fulton.
Surviving are the husband, at home; one son, Kline D. REED, R.R. 1, Rochester, former Fulton circuit court judge; two daughters, Mrs. William (Zilphia) POORMAN, Fulton, and Mrs. Arthur (Minnie) CARR, Gardena, Cal.; seven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Ditmire funeral home at Fulton is in charge.

William W. Lockhart
Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for William Wesley LOCKHART, 78, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodlawn hospital. He had been a hospital patient since Saturday, in failing health for a year and seriously ill 10 days.
The Rev. Dale HAMILTON of the Monon Methodist church will officiate at the rites, assisted by the Rev. Harry SHEWMAKER, Burton Methodist church. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Walton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
A resident of the Burton community, Mr. Lockhart was born Nov. 6, 1881, near Fowler, the son of William and Margaret LOCKHART. He had lived in this county since 1925, coming here from Fowler.
His first marriage was July 15, 1914, to Minnie GROSS. His second marriage was Nov. 20, 1939, to Estella SHEETS.
Surviving are the wife, at home; two sons, Ralph [LOCKHART], Walton, and Raymond [LOCKHART], Kokomo; two daughters, Mrs. Zella Belle BORUFF, Kokomo, and Miss Esther LOCKHART, Fort Wayne; four stepchildren, Mrs. Nondas OLIVER, Mrs. Faye HARRIS and Miss Laura SHEETS, all of South Bend, and Jack SHEETS, Highland, Cal.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Thursday, December 17, 1959

Nona Minter
Funeral services for Mrs. Nona REED MINTER, 77, of near Fulton, will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Pilgrim Holiness church with the Rev. Herbert JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetry.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie inn state at the church an hour before the rites. Mrs. Minter died at her home northeast of Fulton Wednesday morning of a heart attack.

Merrill Whittenberger
Merrill WHITTENBERGER, 75, R.R. 2, Akron, died Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital here. Death resulted from the effects of injuries suffered in a fall at his home Saturday.
Born July 13, 1884, in Fulton county, he was the son of Charles and Nancy GAITRELL WHITTENBERGER. He was married at Rochester in 1904 to Ada THOMPSON, who died last June. He had spent his entire life in Fulton county.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Everett (Helen) SWICK, Claypool; Mrs. Ivan (Georgia) KISSINGER, Pierceton, and Mrs. Joanna FRYE, Akron; two sons, Estil [WHITTENBERGER], Waukegan, Ill., and Charles [WHITTENBERGER[, Akron; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were two grandchildren and one sister.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at he funeral home.

Coral Hurd
Mrs. Coral HURD, 71, died Wednesday at 2:25 p.m. in Memorial hospital at South Bend. A resident of Macy most of her life, she had moved to South Bend several years ago.
Born in Fulton county on May 8, 1888, she was the daughter of George and Ada SKINNER BRYANT. She was first married to Meade BLACKBURN, who died in 1919. Her second marriage was to Lueman J. HURD in 1929.
Mrs. Hurd was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband, at home; one son, Wayne BLACKBURN, LaPaz; three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Georgia EDWARDS, Macy.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Doyle PAVEY officiating, assisted by the Rev. Richard SUMNER. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton. The body will lie at the church one hour before services.

Friday, December 18, 1959

Anna Kendall
Mrs. Anna KENDALL, 84, widow of Dr. J. T. KENDALL who practiced medicine in Argos for many years, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Charles (Helen JOHNSON) STEGMAN, in Chicago. She had been ill nine months.
Mrs. Kendall had lived in Argos most of her life, moving to her niece's home in Chicago two years ago. Though living in Chicago, Mrs. Kendall maintained her Argos home.
She was born in Plymouth Dec. 25, 1874, to Henderson and Susan RUDD JOHNSON. Her husband died Feb. 4, 1940. Mrs. Kendall was a member of the Argos Monday club.
Surviving besides Mrs. Stegman are another niece, Mrs. Chris (Helen) LESSERER, Englewood, Cal., and two nephews, Arthur TATE and George TATE, both of Argos.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. William SEATH of Chicago officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home afgter 7 p.m. today.

Mrs. Noah Shively
Mrs. Noah SHIVELY, 915 Madison street, died of a heart attack at her home this afternoon about 1 o'clock.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. George R. Crane
The Rev. George R. CRANE, 75, a native of England and a retired minister, died this morning at 9:30 o'clock in the Pontius nursing home here after a four week illness. He resided at 624 Fulton avenue.
Born Sept. 12, 1884, at Chopington Guide Post, England, he was the son of Herbert and Mary Lilly CRANE. He was married Sept. 8, 1904, at Morpheth, England, to Elizabeth Jane SCOTT, who died June 9 of this year.
Mr. Crane had lived in Rochester for the past 25 years, coming to the United States in 1912.
A member of the Independent Fundamental Churches of America, the Rev. Crane and his wife for many years conducted evangelistic services in this area. He also served a number of United Brethren churches as pastor. Until retiring several years ago, he acted as school patrolman for children crossing Main street at Sixth street.
The only survivors are a niece, Bessie LANGLEY, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, and two nephews in England.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Paul GRANT of Logansport officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Saturday, December 19, 1959

Pearl Pressnall
Mrs. Pearl PRESSNALL, 65, Beaver Dam Lake, died at 2:10 a.m. today at her home after an illness of one year. She had spent all her life in the Akron and Beaver Dam communities.
Born July 27, 1894, in Gilead, she was reared by Mrs. Dora BRIGHT of Akron. In 1919, she was married to Earl PRESSNALL. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church.

John Swartwood
Word has been received here of the death of John SWARTWOOD, 77, Sarasota, Fla., who spent his early life in Rochester.
He died last Tuesday. Funeral services and burial were in Sarasota Thursday.
Mr. Swartwood was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Joe BARNETT, 306 West Ninth street. Among the survivors are two sons, Harold [SWARTWOOD], Cummings, Ga., and Howard [SWARTWOOD], Aden, Ia.

Ruby Shively
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Ruby SHIVELY, 71, 917 Madison street who died at her home Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock of a heart attack.
The Rev. Harry BAILEY of Indianapolis 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.
Born in Muncie on Oct. 1, 1888, Mrs. Shively was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John MONTGOMERY. She was married at Rochester July 8, 1952, to Noah SHIVELY, who survives. Mrs. Shively had resided in this city for the past 38 years, moving here from Detroit.
She was a member of the First Baptist church and the Jane Line class of that church, of the Radio club and the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one son, William "Casey" MORGAN, Rochester; four granddaughters and one grandson. One son, Arthur [MORGAN], and three sisters preceded her in death.

Monday, December 21, 1959

Ruby McClain
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Farley funeral home in Indianapolis for Mrs. Ruby FRED McCLAIN, Indianapolis, a former resident of the Kewanna and Fulton communities.
Mrs. McClain, sister of Claude FRED of Fulton, died Saturday in Indianapolis.

Cassius Brown
Cassius BROWN, 77, formerly of Rochester, died this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Marie OSTHEIMER, with whom he lived in Lawrence, Mich.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bubb funeral home, Mishawaka.
Among the survivors are a sister, Mrs. Ora CASTLE MOHLER, and a brother, Gene BROWN, both of Rochester.

Tuesday, December 22, 1959 to Wednesday, December 23, 1959

[no obits]

Thursday, December 24, 1959

Mary Meredith
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Mary HARRISON MEREDITH in Bartow, Fla. She had lived in Rochester and vicinity for eight years before moving to Bartow.
Mrs. Meredith died Dec. 18. Funeral services were held last Sunday at Fort Meade, Fla.
Among the survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Grace ROBERTSON, Bartow; two grandsons; a great-grandson and three nephews of Rochester, Otto, Hugh and Frank MILLER.

Mearl L. Feichter
Mearl L. FEICHTER, 75, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Forest PFEIFFER, R.R. 3, Rochester, at 7 p.m. Wednesday after an illness of six months.
Born in Marshall county in July of 1884, he had lived in the Bourbon community all his life. His parents were George and Flora FEICHTER. He was married in 1942 to Eleanor CLINGENPEEL, who died in 1956. Mr. Feichter was a retired farmer.
Surviving besides Mrs. Pfeiffer are two brothers, Harry [FEICHTER] of Bourbon and Ora [FEICHTER] of South Bend.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Robbins funeral home at Bourbon with the Rav. A. T. MORRIS officiating. Burial will be in the Parks cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, December 25, 1959

[no paper - holiday]

Saturday, December 26, 1959

David H. Hizer
Funeral rites for David Harvey HIZER, 78, formerly of Grass Creek, were conducted this morning at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport. The Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER officiated and burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mr. Hizer, a retired farmer who lived in a Logansport hotel, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport. He had been ill three weeks.
Born May 4, 1881 in Futon county, he was the son of Henry H. and Mary Van METER HIZER.
Surviving are a son, David [HIZER], Jr., Logansport; a daughter, Mrs. Charles HENDRICKSON, Flora; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ida JONES, Grass Creek; Mrs. Eva HUDKINS, Kewanna, and Mrs. Cora CLAYBAUGH, Chicago, and two brothers, Harry [HIZER], Indianapolis, and Sherman [HIZER], Springfield, O.

Monday, December 28, 1959

Essie Slayter
Final rites for Mrs. Essie SLAYTER, 81, formerly of Argos, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. G. Elwood ANDERSON of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Slayter died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Plymouth after being in failing health for the last four years. She had lived with friends, Judge and Mrs. Roy SHENEMAN near Walkerton.
Born Sept. 26, 1878, at Lincoln, Neb., she was the daughter of Simon and Alice HOOVER RAILSBACK. In 1902, she was married to Lloyd SLATER, who died Jan. 17, 1946.
Mrs. Slayter was a member of the Argos Monday club and Argos Order of Eastern Star 265.
The only relatives surviving are several cousins. Two close friends, Mrs. Sheneman and Mrs. Joyce ZOOK of North Liberty, both of whom lived for many years with Mr. and Mrs. SLAYTER, also survive.

Florine Acker
Funeral services were conducted today for Mrs. Florine BISHER ACKER, 86, Minneapolis, Min., sister of Mrs. Milo (Blanche) KING of Rochester.
Mrs. Acker died in Minneapolis Saturday after an illness of one year. She was born in Bourbon and had lived in Plymouth. She had lived in Minneapolis for the last 15 years.
Surviving besides Mrs. King are three daughters and two sons. Another sister, Mrs. Arthur (Helen) METZLER of Rochester preceded her in death.

Tuesday, December 29, 1959

Richard Allen McGriff
Infant Richard Allen McGRIFF, son of James Jerome "Jerry" and Phyllis Joan REECE McGRIFF, Mishawaka, was dead at birth at 4:42 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital at South Bend.
Surviving besides the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul McGRIFF, the paternal gread-grandfather, Parker McGRIFF; the foster maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord ZUMBAUGH, and the foster maternal great-grandfather, Ray ZUMBAUGH, all of R.R. 2, Argos.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The Rev. Albert RIDER of the Bethel Methodist church will officiate.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Grace Rietveld
Services were conducted Monday for Mrs. Grace RIETVELD, 88, Harvey, Ill., grandmother of Norman RIETVELD, 402 West Third street. Mrs. Rietveld died suddenly Thursday following a heart attack.
Among other survivors are nine children, several grandchildren and twenty-one great-gandchildren.

Wednesday, December 30, 1959

[no obits]

Thursday, December 31, 1959

Ida S. Dittman
Mrs. Henry (Ida S.) DITTMAN, 74, Fulton, died at her home at 6 a.m. today after a serious illness of one week. She had been in failing health for a year.
Born in Schwerin, Germany, Feb. 25, 1885, she had lived in Fulton 29 years. She moved there from Goodland, Ind., after coming to the United States. Her parents were Carl and May KREUGER CORDS.
On April 23, 1903, she was married in Pulaski county. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran church and the Ladies Aid Society of the church.
Surviving are the husband; a son, Clarence [DITTMAN], Fulton; five daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Bertha) DREBLOW, Reynolds; Mrs. James O. (Wilma) WILSON, Kewanna; Mrs. Earl (Elsie) CLERGET, Monticello; Mrs. Stanley (Vera) AMBROSE, Byron Center, Mich., and Mrs. Raymond (Mildred DAILY, Fowler; twenty-one grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Also two sisters, Mrs. Bertha SCHULTZ, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Mrs. Martha SLAGTER, Grand Rapids, Mich.; five brothers, Ernest [CORDS], Kewanna; William [CORDS], Medaryville; Fred [CORDS], Star City; Carl and Rudolph [CORDS], Phoenix, Ariz.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the St. John Lutheran church here with the Rev. Delmar KRUEGER officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran church cemetery at Reynolds. Friends may call after noon Friday at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.