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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1960

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMBAUGH HOUSE

700 Pontiac Street

Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The News-Sentinel

1960

Saturday, January 2, 1960

Colonel Whybrew
Services for Colonel WHYBREW, 80, Kewanna, retired feed and coal dealer, will be at 1:30- p.m. Sunday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Harry TAYLOR will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.
Former owner of the Whybrew feed mill in Kewanna, Mr. Whybrew died Friday in Woodlawn hospital. The mill now is owned by his son, Roy [WHYBREW].
Mr. Whybrew was born in Grant county, Oct. 28, 1879, the son of Joseph and Harriet DAVIS WHYBREW. He was married to Goldie ZARTMAN, who preceded him in death. Mr. Whybrew lived for a number of years in Fulton and was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving besides the son are a daughter, Mrs. Edna BUCHANAN, Kewanna; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Chester [WHYBREW], Kewanna, Marion [WHYBREW], Fulton, and James [WHYBREW], Amboy; and a sister, Mrs. May WILLIAMS, Fulton.

Linnie Brown
Mrs. Linnie BROWN, 86, 1027 Elm street, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted at 11 a.m. Tuesday. She had been seriously ill since Tuesday and in failing health for several years.
A native of Cass county, she was born Feb. 16, 1873 to Alexander and Martha FRYBACK CHAMP. Mrs. Brown had lived in Fulton county since 1913 and in Rochester since 1943.
On Feb. 6, 1895, she was married here to Frank BROWN, who died in 1934. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving are a nephew, Harry CHAMP, Indianapolis; a great-nephew, Loren BROWN, and Mrs. Edna SCHEETZ, Seffner, Fla.; two great-nieces; two great-great-nieces, and two great-great-nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here, with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, January 4, 19t60

Zora E. Brubaker
Funeral services for Zora Edith BRUBAKER, 67, 523 Fulton avenue, who died Saturday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochester E.U.B. church. The Rev. F. I. WILLMET of Wabash, former E.U.B. pastor here, will officiate, assisted by the present minister, the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.
Mrs. Brubaker, who had spent most of her life in Rochester and vicinity, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the home of her son, Roy Devern, in Kokomo. She had been ill the last six months and moved to Kokomo last November.
Born June 27, 1892, in Argos, she was the daughter of Christopher and Belle LOLMAUGH. She was a housewife and practical nurse and a member of Rochester Rebekah lodge, Spanish-American War auxiliary, Mothers of World War 2, McKinley club and the E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Max (Jean) ZABST and Mrs. Donald (Marjorie) COOK, both of Angola; two sons, Kenneth BRUBAKER, Los Angeles, Cal., and Roy Devern [BRUBAKER]; nine grandchildren; three sistes, Mrs. Jesse (Viola) WARMBROD and Mrs. George (Eva) SAYGERS, both of Argos, and Mrs. Jay (Edna) KREIG, South Bend; three brothers, Virgil and Sylvester [LOLMAUGH], South Bend, and Burl [LOLMAUGH], Plymouth.

Nancy Huff
Final rites were conducted this afternoon for Mrs. Nancy GREEN HUFF, 89, Macy, a 20-year resident of the Macy community. She died at 6 p.m. Friday in a Logansport hospital after a five-year illness.
Born in Lee county, Kentucky, July 7, 1870, Mrs. Huff was the daughter of George A. and Emily ROGERS CRABTREE. She moved to Macy from Logansport 20 years ago.
On March 4, 1886, she was married in Powell county, Kentucky to William T. HUFF, who died in 1953. Mrs. Huff was a member of the Church of God in Morton, Va.
Surviving are seven sons, John [HUFF], Stanton, Ky.; James [HUFF], Lucerne; William and Theodore [HUFF], Logansport; Robert [HUFF], Burnettsville; Abraham [HUFF], Macy, and Charles [HUFF], California; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha HOLLAND, Middletown, O.; Mrs. Emma TOWNSEND, Walton; Mrs. Ethel MILLER, Logansport; Miss Nellie HUFF, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ida PIERETT, Peru.
Also 39 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, G. A., John and Abe [CRABTREE], Bowen, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie REED and Mrs. Stanley MORTON, Bowen. A daughter, two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Albert G. Essex
Funeral services were conducted this morning for Albert George ESSEX, 60, Mishawaka, whose wife was the former Floyd REED of Rochester. Mr. Essex died at 10:45 a.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital.
Mr. Essex was senior air traffic control specialist at the St. Joseph county airport. He had worked for the Civil Aeronautics Administration from Sept. 16, 1943, until he entered the hospital Dec. 20.
Surviving are the widow, a nephew and a niece.

Tuesday, January 5, 1960

Deo G. Rannells
Deo G. RANNELLS, 79, 1200 Jackson builevard, died in his sleep of a heart attack shortly after midnight Monday while he and Mrs. Rannells were visiting at the home of a daughter in Cayuga, N.Y. While he had not been in good health for some time, his death was unexpected.
The Rannells had lived in the city for the last four years, having moved from their farm east of Fulton. He retired from active farming several years before. He was born Aug. 9, 1880 at Perrysburg the son of Jacob and Jennie AITKEN RANNELLS, a prominent family of that community. He spent most of his later life near Fulton, where he had a wide acquaintance. He was a lifelong Republican, a member of the Masonic and Moose lodges. He belonged to the Perrysburg M.E. church.
He was married to May EARLY, Dec. 21, 1903, and she survives along with two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Jennie) GOODMAN and Mrs. Joe (Mary Alice) CONN, who reside with their families at Cayuga, and a stepson, Geeter EARLY of Metea. Three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren are living.
The funeral will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Delphi in charge. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 6, 1960

[no obits]

Thursday, January 7, 1960

Bertha Reinhold
A 68-year-old Aubbeenaubbee township woman, burned when she apparently threw fuel oil into a living room stove, died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital. About 90 percent of her body was burned.
She was Mrs. Bertha REINHOLD, who was alone in her home when the tragedy occurred. The residence is near Leiters Ford in Aubbeenaubbee township.
Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, and Dr. Carson McGUIRE, deputy coroner, were called to the hospital after Mrs. Reinhold died.
According to information assembled by the two doctors, Mrs. Reinhold was burned about 1 p.m. Wednesday. Her husband, Roy I. REINHOLD, was in Monterey checking on his income tax when the accident happened. He returned home sometime after 1 o'clock and discovered his wife in the living room.
Some of Mrs. Reinhold's clothes were strewn in the front yard, indicating she had run outside the home after the clothes had caught fire, then had gone back into the house. She suffered third degree burns.
Mrs. Reinhold, the former Bertha DAVIDSON, and her husband had lived in Monterey for many years before moving to the Leiters Ford vicinity. Her's was the first accidental death in Fulton county this year.
Mrs. Reinhold was born March 27, 1891, in Monterey to Charles and Elizabeth BAKER DAVIDSON. She had lived mostly in the Monterey and Leiters Ford communities.
Surviving are the husband, two brothers, William and Edward [DAVIDSON], both of Mishawaka; four sisters, Mrs. Fannie BENDER, Mrs. Marie BELL and Mrs. Mildred GILL, all of Elkhart, and Mrs. Margaret WRIGHT of Florida, and one half-sister, Mrs. Nellie HOOVER, of California.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Monterey Methodist church. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac after 2 p.m. Friday and until noon Saturday. The body will lie in state at the church for an hour before services.

Friday, January 8, 1960

[no obits]

Saturday, January 9, 1960

Billy Ray Carpenter
Billy Ray CARPENTER, two-month-old son of Dale and Delores SIMONIN CARPENTER, who live at Hickory Ridge on the east side of Lake Manitou, died at 8 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital of pneumonia.
Survivors, besides the parents, are a brother, Bobby Dale [CARPENTER], 3; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence SIMONIN, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester CARPENTER, all of R.R. 2, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Henry M. TERRY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Sarah E. Arnold
Mrs. Donald (Sarah Elizabeth) ARNOLD, 32, North Manchester, who had lived in an iron lung since being paralyzed by polio Aug. 13, 1956, died of a kidney ailment Friday in her home. She was an honorary member of the Rochester Young Women's club and was well known here.
Mrs. Arnold was the wife of the Laketon high school principal and mother of two school children, David Lynn and Vickie Rae [ARNOLD].
A native of Bourbon, she had spent 26 months in hospitals at Fort Wayne and Cleveland before she was returned home and lived by respirators equipped with emergency power facilities. Final rites will be in North Manchester at 10 a.m. Monday.

Chester Whybrew
Chester WHYBREW, 72, of near Fulton, who was to celebrate his Golden Wedding anniversary Sunday, died suddenly at 5:30 a.m. today of a coronary occlusion. He died at his home four miles southwest of Fulton.
A brother, Colonel WHYBREW, of Kewanna, died only seven days ago.
A farmer and resident of the Fulton community for 27 years, Mr. Whybrew was born in Grant county July 5, 1887, to Joseph and Harriet DAVIS WHYBREW. He moved to the Fulton vicinity from the Green Oak community.
On Jan. 20, 1910, he was married in Rochester to Bessie LOWE.
Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Ethel) DAWSON, Richland Center, and Mrs. Wesley (Mary) DAWSON, Evanston, Ill; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Marion [WHYBREW], Fulton, and James [WHYBREW], Bunker Hill; a sister, Mrs. Willard (May) WILLIAMS, Fulton. A son, Robert Dee [WHYBREW], was killed during World War 2.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire chapel at Fulton. The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER will officiate and burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, January 11, 1960

Ralph R. Landon
Ralph R. LANDON, 63, Fort Wayne, a former resident of Rochester, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne. His death came suddenly of a heart attack.
Born in Fort Wayne Nov. 24, 1896, he was the son of William and Anna EMTIE LANDON. He was a member of the Summit City Masonic Lodge 170 and the Unity church of Fort Wayne.
Surviving are the widow, May [LANDON]; a son, Richard E. [LANDON], Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Dollie NIMTZ, South Bend, and Mrs. Donna June MATSON, Oklahoma City, Okla; six grandchildren; three brothers, William and Robert, Huntington, and James [LANDON], Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel FOOR, Mrs. Forence STEVENS and Mrs. Mary PINKERTON, all of Huntington.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chalfant Perry funeral home at Fort Wayne with the Rev. Eleonore E. KRAFFT officiating. Burial will be in the Lindenwood cemetery. Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Margaret M. Gottschalk
Mrs. Margaret M. GOTTSCHALK, 84, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in her home on the west shore of Lake Manitou. She had been ill three months, seriously one week.
Born March 10, 1875, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John and Mary Anne CANFIELD BALL. She ws married first to Charles MILLER, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was in 1952 to Noah GOTTSCHALK, who died in 1954. She had resided in this community 20 years, having lived 40 years previously in Mishawaka.
Surviving are one son, Jesse V. MILLER, R.R. 1, Rochester; one grandson, James Leroy MILLER, at home; and one brother, William A. BALL, R.R. 1, Rochester. Six sisters preceded [her] in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good 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.

Porter A. Metzger and
Robert LaBow
Porter A. METZGER, 50, a native of Rochester who resided in Kokomo, was drowned along with a friend, Robert LaBOW of Kokomo, while ice fishing in a gravel pit southwest of Kokomo. Both men fell through the ice about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Born in Rochester on Oct. 13, 1909, he was the son of Noah and Hannah EMMONS METZGER. Among the survivors are two sisters from Rochester, Mrs. Alta CHAMBRLAIN and Mrs. Susanna REED.
Also surviving ar the wife, Loraine [METZGER], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Louise) DOBEL, Elkhat, and Mrs. Lawrence (Donna) PHILLIPS, Gainsville, Ga.; two sons, Daniel and Kenneth [METZGER], both of Elkhart; two brothers, Jesse [METZGER] of Goshen and Forrest [METZGER] of Kokomo, and two other sisters, Mrs. Etta AMADEN, Goshen, and Mrs. Beatrice BONTRAGER, Bristol.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Ellers funeral home at Kokomo with burial at the Oak Ridge cemetery in Goshen. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Melody Sue Hott
Fire which engulfed the Paul HOTT home near Kewanna Sunday evening claimed the life of the Hotts 4 1/2-year-old daughter, but heroic efforts by a 10-year-old son saved the lives of three other children.
Melody Sue HOTT died in the flames, and three other children and the mother were burned. Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, said the girl died of burns and asphxiation shortly after the fire started about 7 p.m.
Rescue efforts of James Victor HOTT, 10, was credited with saving the lives of his brothers, Michael Thomas [HOTT], 3, and Joey [HOTT], 6, and his sister, Dianne [HOTT], 8. John [HOTT], 11, also in the house when the flames broke out, was not hurt.
Michael and James both sustained first and second degree burns and are reported in fair condtion at Woodlawn hospital. With them, but not a patient, is their mother,who received a burn on her arm.
Also hurt, but not hospitalized, was Dianne, who suffered a broken arm when she leaped from a second story bedroom.
The two-story frame home--newly re-wired and remodeled--is located near Ind. 14 about five miles northeast of Kewanna. It contained considerable new furniture. Cause of the blaze, which started in a closet under the stairway, has not been determined. Kewanna firemen battled the blaze.
Mr. and Mrs. Hott were in the barn milking cows when the blaze broke out. John and Janice were in the downstairs dining room studying school lessons. The other four children were playing in a second floor bedroom.
The older boys heard Dianne scream and saw flames and smoke. John ran out to the barn to tell the parents and James rushed upstairs to the smoke-filled bedroom and broke open a window.
James helped Dianne and Joey to the broken window, from which they jumped to the ground. Then Mrs. Hott told James to jump, too, because the father was coming with a tractor that had a manure spreader attached.
The father raised the manure spreader close to the window. Michael jumped onto it and was lowerd to the ground. None of the children could find Melody Sue, however.
Later, Harold WOOLINGTON, assistant Kewanna fire chief, went up a ladder to the bedroom. he found Melody Sue lying on the floor between a bed and a wall. She was dead.
Henry MONTZ, Kewanna fire chief, sustained a minor burn on his arm in fighting the fire. All three Kewanna fire trucks were at the scene, as well as members of the Kewanna Civil Defense unit and the local sheriff's office. Firemen were there for three hours.
Montz said the entire house was burned on the inside, although the structure was still standing after the flames were extinguished.
Mrs. Hott said the seven-room house had just been re-wired and remodeled and that the family had purchased considerable new furniture recently.
Melody Sue's body was taken to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where final rites are pending.

Tuesday, January 12, 1960

Melody Sue Hott
Mrs. John HOTT, left her vigil by the bedside of two of her sons this afternoon to attend the funeral of her daughter, Melody Sue [HOTT], 4 1/2, who died Sunday when fire swept the Hotts' farm home five miles northeast of Kewanna.
The rites were conducted by the Revs. SKINNER and Darwin LAVENGOOD at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and burial was in the Moon cemetery.
Until today, Mrs. Hott had never been far from her sons--James, 10, and Michael, 3--who sustained first and second degree burns in the blaze and were admited to Woodlawn hospital. They are listed in "fair' condition today. Mrs. Hott was burned on the arm, although the injury was not serious.
Meanwhile, the father and three other children--John, 11, Dianne, 8, and Joey, 6--were staing at the home of Hott's father, Milo HOTT, of near Kewanna in Union township.
The John Hott home was burned badly, but Sheriff Willard CLARK, a friend of the family, said today that he believes the house can be reoccupied after a closet and stairway are rebuilt and the home is redecorated. The fire started in the closet under the stairway and shot upwards into a bedroom, where four of the children were playing.
Although almost all of the childrens' clothing was lost, Clark said, much of the furnishings in the two-story frame home received only smoke and water damage and can be rapaired. Holes chopped in the roof by Kewanna firemen as they fought the flames also need to be fixed.
Melody Sue, who died of Asphyxiation and third degree burns, was born May 17, 1955, in Winamac. She was the daughter of John V. and Mary Martha SENSIBAUGH HOTT.
Survivors besides the parents, brothers and sisters are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milo HOTT, R.R. 4, Rochester, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester C. SENSIBAUGH, Argos.

Cloyce Geiger
Cloyce GEIGER, 50, Akron, died of a heart attack at 7:45 p.m. Monday while working at his service station on Ind. 19 south of Akron. He had been suffering from a heart ailment for the past week.
Born Feb. 19, 1903, in Milford, he was the son of Charlie and Nellie GOOD GEIGER. He had lived for the past 3 years in the Akron community, going there from Milford.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Junior (Betty) HERENDEEN, Wabash; two sons, Henny [GEIGER], Akron, and Larry [GEIGER], Chicago; his mother, Mrs. Nellie GEIGER, Akron; three grandchildren; two brothers, Richard [GEIGER], Akron, and Lloyd [GEIGER], Bakersfield, Cal.; five sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Faye) POWELL, Macy; Mrs. Emanuel (Mabel) KROFT, Akron; Mrs. Guy (Pauline) HILL, Rochestr; Mrs. Andrew (Martina) BICK, Rochester, and Mrs. Margurite TILDEN, Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron and from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Elizabeth Clevenger
Mrs. Elizabeth CLEVENGER died at 3 p.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella MARSH, R.R. 4, Plymouth. She was 93, years old. Death came after a two-week illness.
Born April 15, 1866, in the Wolf Creek community southwest of Plymouth, she was the daughter of Michael and Melinda VOREIS ZEHNER. She was married Feb. 28, 1887, to James Newton CLEVENGER, who died in 1949. She was a member of the Wolf Creek Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ellsworth (Verna) SNYDER, R.R. 1, Argos; Mrs Ira (Clara) RINGER, R.R. 4, Plymouth; Mrs. Glen (Ella) MARSH, R.R. 4, Plymouth; one son, Walter [CLEVENGER], R.R. 4, Plymouth; nine grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of a family of six children.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call aftr 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wednesday, January 13, 1960

Stella Surguy
Mrs. Stella IRVINE SURGUY, 87, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Aman nursing home at Warsaw. She had lived at the nursing home since becoming ill a year ago.
Mrs. Surguy had resided all her life in the house in which she was born on R.R. 5, Nov. 22, 1872. Her parents were John and Anna COPLEN IRVINE.
On Sept. 20, 1897, she was married in Rochester to Dr. A. B. SURGUY, who died in 1939. Mrs. Surguy was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Surviving are a son, Fred SURGUY, R.R. 5, Warsaw; four grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. Two sons, two sisters and a granddaughter preceded her in death. One grandson, Rollie SURGUY of Warsaw, was reared in Mrs. Surguy's home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Gerald SWESEY officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Willis W. Cook
Burial will be Thursday in the National Cemetery in San Francisco, Cal., for Willis W. "Doc" COOK, 64, who died in the Veterans hospital Sunday at 5 p.m. in San Francisco. He was a former resident of the Akron vicinity.
Born May 11, 1905, in Kosciusko county, he was married in October, 1933, to Leona BROWN, who survives. Mrs. Cook lives in Santa Rosa, Cal.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Oren CRAIG, Akron; one brother, Merl O. COOK, Rochester; two brothers; two nieces, and several cousins.
Mr. Cook was a graduate of Akron high school in 1914 and enlisted in the First World War Nov. 27, 1917 as a mechanic in the Air Force. He was in Voges, France when the armistice was signed. He was a sergeant and was mustered out June 3, 1919, at Camp Mills.
He returned to the Akron vicinity after the war and spent several years there as a farmer, then moved to the west coast.

Thursday, January 14, 1960

Hazel M. Little
Mrs. Hazel Maxine LITTLE, 40, Athens, died of a coronary occlusion at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday shortly after being admitted to Woodlawn hospital.
The wife of James LITTLE, whom she married in Rochester Jan. 26, 1946, she had lived in the Athens community for 20 years. She moved there from Columbia City.
Mrs. Little was born in Kosciusko county Dec. 14, 1919, to John and Lillie WEAVER RUSH. She was a member of the E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, John and Jimmy, and a daughter Linda [LITTLE], all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Russell AMBER and Mrs. Mary CHARTER, both of Rochester; two brothers, Arthur [LITTLE], New Carlisle, and Harold [LITTLE], Hot Springs, N.D., and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Lawrence WHITE of Donaldson officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Nellie Wettschurack
Mrs. Nellie HENDRICKS WETTSCHURACK, 69, 920 Jefferson street, was found dead at her apartment at 11 a.m. today. Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, said she died about 2 a.m. today of a coronary occlusion. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here, with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday, January 15, 1960

Nellie Wettschurack
Final rites for Mrs. Nellie HENDRICKS WETTSCHURACK, 69, 920 Jefferson street, who died Thursday morning, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.
The Rev. Kenneth M. FOULKE 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.
Mrs. Wettschurack was found in her apartment at 11 a.m. Thursday, dead of a coronary occlusion. Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, placed the time of death at about 2 a.m. Thursday.
Born July 25, 1890 to Sylvester and Anna SPOHN, Mrs. Wettschurack had spent most of her life in the Rochester community. In 1908 she was married to Charlie HENDRICKS, who died in 1951. She married Lewis WETTSCHURACK in 1952. He died in 1956.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Audrey CARLSON, Rochester, and a half-sister, Mrs. Katherine COAKLEY, Rochester. One child preceded her in death.
[NOTE: Nellie HENDRICKS, 1890-1910; Charlie E. HENDRICKS, 1886-1951 - Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F.]

Mary C. Zeider
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Mrs. Mary C. ZEIDER, 80, Kewanna, who died at Woodlawn hospital here Wednesday night.
The Rev. Floyd SAXON will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Nov. 9, 1879, at Leiters Ford, she was the daughter of Oliver and Elizabeth RHINESMITH. Surviving are the husband, David [ZEIDER], one brother, Charles RHINESMITH, St. Louis, and one sister, Mrs. Esther POLLEY, Rochester.

Saturday, January 16, 1960

Dr. William Tatlock
Friends here have received word of the death of Dr. William TATLOCK of Wilmington, Del., whose mother was the former Mary STACY of Rochester. Mrs. Stacy [sic] taught English at Rochester high school for several years.
The grandparents of Dr. Tatlock were the late Mr. and Mrs. William STACY of Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. V. L. TATLOCK of Terre Haute are his parents.
Funeral services and burial will be in Terre Haute Monday.

Otto Carrell
Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the Macy Christian church for Otto CARRELL, 76, Macy painter and decorator, who died at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Dukes hospital in Peru.
He had been in ill health two years, in serious condition one week.
The Rev. Russell GRUBB will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Converse. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton after 6 p.m. today and at the church one hour before the service.
A native of Converse, Mr. Carrell was born June 25, 1883, son of Charles E. and Martha HARROW CARRELL. He was a member of the Macy Christian church and had lived in the Macy community 25 years.
He was married in February, 1928, to Millie MERANDA, who survives, along with a stepson, Harold COMBS, Logansport, and a nephew, George MILLER, Marion.

Monday, January 18, 1960

Mary A. Rhoda
Mrs. Mary Amanda RHODA, 79, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday in the Rochester nursing home. She resided at 1209 Franklin avenue but had been a nursing home patient for the past four years.
Born Feb. 6, 1880, in Emporia, Kan., she came to this city in 1914 from Gary. Her parents were George and Jennie PRICHARD SMITH. Her first marriage was in 1900 to Claude ADAMS, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was in 1912 to James RHODA at Lafayette. He also is deceased.
Mrs. Rhoda was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Donna) O'DELL, R.R. 5, Rochester; one son, John "Jack" ADAMS, Wabash; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Morgan SMITH, Rochester. Three daughters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian church with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home and from 1-2 p.m. at the church Tuesday.

Don C. Hoover
Don C. HOOVER, 67, of near Talma, was found dead in his home about 9 a.m. today by two friends, Everett KESSLER and L. G. ALBER.
Dr. Carson McGUIRE, deputy county coroner, said Mr. Hoover apparently died about 9:30 or 10 a.m. Sunday of a heart attack. Mr. Hoover lived alone [at] his home.
Mr. Hoover was the son of Frank and Elizabeth OSTRANDER HOOVER. Among the survivors is a brother, Ernest HOOVER, South Bend. Another brother, John [HOOVER], local restaurant owner, preceded him in death.
The body has been taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here, where rites are pending.

Mrs. Fred H. Lehman
Final rites for Mrs. Fred H. LEHMAN, 67, a native of Newcastle township who died in her Warsaw home Saturday, will be at 1 p.m. CST in the McHatton funeral home at Warsaw.
The Rev. A. E. HABGOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The Order of Eastern Star will conduct twilight services at the funeral home at 7 p.m. CST today.
Mrs. Lehman, who moved from Mentone to Warsaw in 1926, died unexpectedly at 6:30 p.m. Saturday of a coronary occlusion. She had not been ill previously and had worked that day at her occupation as a clerk in the W. R. Thomas store in Warsaw.
Born near Mentone March 3, 1892, she was the daughter of Abe and Nora Bell PERSCHBACHER HAIMBAUGH. On Sept. 28, 1928, she was married in Warsaw to Hershel V. LEHMAN.
Mrs. Lehman was a member of the Warsaw Methodist church, the O.E.S., Social Service Guild, Lynden club, Social Order of Beauceant and Pythian Sisters.
Serviving besides the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Charlene) HARTMAN, Warsaw; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Madeline KLEIN, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; a stepson, Rupert LEHMAN, Hammond; two sisters, Mrs. Edna CAREY, Mentone, and Mrs. Lucille KESLER, Warsaw; two brothers, Dr. Dow HAIMBAUGH, Rochester, and Rex HAIMBAUGH, Mentone; a granddaughter, and two grandsons. A daughter, Nadine [LEHMAN], died in 1932, and a brother Mead [HAIMBAUGH], died in 1958.

Tuesday, January 19, 1960

Don C. Hoover
Final rites for Don C. HOOVER, 67, R.R. 5, Rochester, who was found dead in his home near Talma Monday morning, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. The Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Hoover was a veteran of World War I and also served with Gen. Pershing during the Mexican Border incident in 1913 and 1914. He had been employed for 25 years at the Studebaker plant in South Bend. He was a member of the local Barracks of World War I.
Born in the Mount Zion community July 26, 1892, he was the son of Frank P. and Elizabeth OSTRANDER HOOVER. His only survivor is a brother, Ernest [HOOVER], South Bend. A brother, John [HOOVER], preceded him in death.
Mr. Hoover died about 9:30 a.m. Sunday, apparntly of a heart attack. He was found at 9 a.m. Monday by friends.

Harvey Rhoades
Harvey RHOADES, 79, former Kewanna resident, was found dead of a heart attack at his home in Logansport Sunday evening. Last rites will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Fisher funeral home at Logansport. The Rev. W. C. HOLMES will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home, West Market street, Logansport.
Born in Janesville, O., on July 18, 1880, he was the son of John and Emily RHOADES. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Thelma KIDD, Tucson, Ariz.

Wednesday, January 20, 1960

David Anthony Lowe
David Anthony LOWE, 23-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack LOWE, 1501 Monroe street, died in his home of a cerebral hemorrhage at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after being injured at home while playing.
David and his older sister collided about 3 p.m. Tuesday and the boy fell backwards on his head. He did not appear to have suffered serious injuries at the time and his death was unexpected.
The father is head football coach and freshman basketball coach at Rochester high school.
David was born in Woodlawn hospital Feb. 6, 1958. His mother is the former Patricia OVERMYER, of Peru.
Surviving besides the parents are two sisters at home, Catherine [LOWE], 2, and Caroline [LOWE], six months; the maternal grandparnts, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer OVERMYER, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay LOWE, all of Peru.
Private services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Ray E. MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until noon Thursday.

Thursday, January 21, 1960 to Friday, January 22, 1960

[no obits]

Saturday, January 23, 1960

Audrey I. Law
Mrs. Audrey Irene LAW, 48, Argos, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph hospital at South Bend of a cerebral hemorrhage suffered at her home 12 hours previously.
Mrs. Law and her husband, Kenneth, had operated the Cory theatre in Argos for the past 15 years and formerly also operated the Akron theatre.
Born March 18, 1911, at Shelbyville, Ill., she was the daughter of Harvey and Nora WEST HOLLAND. She was married Aug. 11, 1929, at Nashua, Ia., to Kenneth LAW and came to Argos in 1945 from Fairmount.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one son, Kenneth [LAW], Jr., Fort Wayne; one daughter, Katherine Joanne [LAW], at home; her mother, Shelbyville, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Carl (Rosemary) FOOR, Lowes Hill, Ill.; and Mrs. William (Marie) BEAM, Alton, Ill.; four brothers, Earl, Joseph, Harvey and Donald HOLLAND, all of Shelbyville, Ill.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 3 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Edward BOASE of South Bend and the Rev. Elwood ANDERSON of Argos officiating. Burial will be at Shelbyville, Ill., Tuesday afternoon. Friends may call at the funeral home after Sunday noon.

Alfred Kimmel
Alfred KIMMEL, 75, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died suddenly of a heart seizure while he was shaving at home at 5 p.m. Friday. He had been in declining health for the last few years, but death was unexpected.
A retired farmer and restaurant operator at Plymouth, Mr. Kimmel was born March 13, 1884 near Peru to Josiah and Mary SHEETS KIMMEL. He lived a few years near Richland Center, but had spent most of his life in the Plymouth and Argos vicinities in Marshall county.
Mr. Kimmel was married April 15, 1906 to Eva MENSER, who died Sept. 2, 1951. He was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church.
Surviving are two sons, Benjamin [KIMMEL], R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, and Lester [KIMMEL], R.R. 1, Culver, and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Donald DUGAN officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery southwest of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:00 tonight.

Monday, January 25, 1960

Levi Leiter
Levi LEITER, 86, longtime resident of the Leiters Ford community died at 8:55 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for five weeks.
Born Aug. 19, 1873, 2 1/2 miles east of Leiters Ford, he had spent his entire life in the house where he was born except for the past five years. At that time he moved to a mile north of Rochester on U.S. 31 after retiring from farming. His parents were Jacob and Lydia (ROSE) LEITER, pioneer residents of the Leiters Ford community.
He was married at Rochester in 1895 to Maude TANNER, who died in May, 1920. A 60-year member of the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 618, he also was a lifetime member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, where he taught a Sunday school class for 50 years. He also belonged to the Mt. Horeb Encampment No. 24, Rochester.
Survving are one daughter, Mrs. Stewart (Gladys) KISPAUGH, Battle Creek, Mich.; one son, Robert E. LEITER, BattleCreek; seven grandchildren; one sister, Miss Mollie LEITER, Rochester; one brother, Edward LEITER, Bethlehem, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating, assisted by the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. lodge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here after 2 p.m. today until noon on Tuesday and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday.

Luther R. Lothrop
Luther R. LOTHROP, 86, operator of the Airport Grocery east of the city on Ind. 14, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday in his home at Lake Manitou. He had been suffering from a heart ailment for the past 10 years.
Born Oct. 29, 1873, in Canada he came to this city from Chicago 25 years ago. He was married at Crown Point on July 5, 1928 to Elizabeth "Betty" DITTMER, who survives.
Mr. Lothrop formerly was employed as a pressmen on a Chicago newspaper. He was a member of the South Park Masonic Lodge 662, Chicago; the Manitou Moose Lodge, the Legion of Moose 96 of South Bend, the Lake Manitou Association and Rochester Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one sister, Mrs. William (Mae) BARKER, Kelonona, B.C., Canada, and one nephew, Macy O'NEILL, Chicago. Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother, one sister and one step-son.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE of the Rochester E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the Eden Memorial cemetery at Shiller Park, Ill. The Masonic Lodge No. 662 will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.

John Young
Last rites were conducted today at Knox for John YOUNG, 67, R.R. 3, Knox, who died early Saturday at his home. He was the father of Mrs. Dorothy WARMBROD, Rochester.
Also surviving ar the wife, three sons, another daughter, three brothers and four sisters, including Mrs. Ann REINHOLT of Monterey.
Burial was in Memorial Gardens at Winamac.

Eva M. Barker
Mrs. Eva M. BARKER, 77, Fulton, died Sunday at 6:50 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after five months illness.
Born near Kewanna on Jan. 4, 1883, she was the daughter of John and Sarah BOCKOVER BAIR. She had lived in the Fulton community 54 years. Her marriage was April 11, 1906, at Kewanna to W. L. BARKER, who survives.
Mrs. Barker was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church and of the Fulton Order of Eastern Star.
She attended Rochester Normal university and taught school in Wayne township afterward. She had been a Sunday school teacher at the Fulton E.U.B. church for 35 years.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Phil N. (Elsa) ESKEW, Huntington; one son, Frank BARKER, Reading, Mass.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. W. Q. (Hazel) GRAY, Toledo, O., and one brother, Milo BAIR, South Bend. Preceding her in death were one son, Paul [BARKER], and two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. M. S. LIVENGOOD of Bremen officiating, assisted by the Rev. Arthur TRUEX. 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 the services.

Arthur Roberts
Funeral services and burial were held at Winamac this afternoon for Arthur E. ROBERTS, 86, who died Saturday noon at his home west of Winamac after an extended illness.
A retired farmer and resident of Pulaski county 45 years, he is survived by two sons, one daughter, 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three sisters, including Mrs. Olive EDDINGTON of Kewanna.

Tuesday, January 26, 1960

Hannah M. Guyer
Hannah Mariah GUYER, 88, died at 3:20 a.m. today at the home of her son. Paul I. GUYER, Mexico. She had been ill for six weeks.
Born in Fulton county on July 24, 1871, she was the daughter of Thomas and Marie Elizabeth BURKETT EWER. She had redsided the past four years with her son, going there from Twelve Mile. She was married Nov. 25, 1896, in Fulton county to Delbert GUYER, who died March 19, 1928. She was a member of the Mud Lake Chapel Church of Christ.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. LaVon WHISLER, Twelve Mile; three sons, Lamont [GUYER], Rochester; Merritt D. [GUYER], Marion, Paul I. [GUYER], Mexico; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Iona STRAUSS, Mishawaka, Mrs. Mina MUSSELMAN, Twelve Mile; three brothers, P. J. EWER, South Bend; Matt EWER, Milroy and William EWER, Peru. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the McCain funeral home with Brother Donald WINTER of Indianapolis in charge. Burial will be in the Mud Creek Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 27, 1960 to Thursday, January 28, 1960

[no obits]

Friday, January 29, 1960

Dewey A. Gildner
Dewey A. GILDNER, 61, 236 North Maple avenue, Argos, died of a heart ailment at 6:20 p.m. Thursday in his home. He had been ill two weeks.
Mr. Gildner was an accountant for the Rauh Fertilizer company of Plymouth and had been active in Argos civic affairs. He was treasurer of the Argos Congregational church and a member of the Argos Lions club.
Born May 9, 1898 in Chicago, Mr. Gildner lived in Culver for seven years and in Plymouth for awhile before moving to Argos four years ago. In Chicago, he was employed by the Weibolt Construction company.
His first marriage was to Margaret NIND, who died in 1954. He married Mary KANOUSE at Argos in 1956.
Surviving are the widow; two sons, Dewey [GILDNER], Jr., Plymouth, and Harry [GILDNER], stationed in San Francisco, Cal., with the U.S. Navy; two stepchildren, Robert STANER and Mrs. Wilber (Dorothy) BEALL, both of South Bend, and two grandchildren. A daughter, Margaret Mary [GILDNER], died at the age of seven.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Hannah Schoeff
Mrs. Hannah FENSTERMAKER SCHOEFF, 91, South Whitley, died Thursday morning at the South Whitley rest home. She was a former resident of Rochester.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. CST Saturday in the Bailey funeral home at Huntington. Burial will be in Huntington, also.
Among the survivors are four nieces and nephews of Rochester--Mrs. Hazel BUCKINGHAM, Mrs. Bert REYNOLDS, Cecil and Albert FENSTERMAKER.

Saturday, January 30, 1960

Louis F. Shoddy
Louis F. SHODDY, 75, Fulton, died at 6 a.m. today at the C.&O. Railway hospital in Huntington, W. Va., after an illness of three weeks. He had retired as a section foreman for the railroad company in 1956.
Born in Germany Sept. 6, 1884, he had lived in Fulton 17 years after moving from Griffith. His wife was the former Catherine HALSEMA.
Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Betty) THARP, Rochester, and Mrs. Richard (Pat) OSBORN, R.R. 2, Logansport; a son, Richard "Dick" SHODDY, R.R. 2, Rochester, and two grandchildren. A son, Jack [SHODDY], preceded him in death.
Services are pending at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Monday, February 1, 1960

Harriet A. Parcel
Mrs. Harriet Ann PARCEL, 84, 504 East Ninth street, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted at 4 p.m. Saturday. She had been in failing health for three years.
Mrs. Parcel had resided her entire life in the house on Ninth street. She was born there Jan. 24, 1876, to Elliott and Caroline ROTH BAILEY.
She retired in 1955 after working as a saleslday for M. Wile and Sons in Rochester for 30 years. She was a member of the First Christian church here.
On Sept. 6, 1905, she married Stephen A. D. PARCEL, who died June 6, 1942.
Numerous nieces and nephews survive.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after noon Tuesday at the funeral home.

Louis F. Shoddy
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton for Louis F. SHODDY, 75, Fulton, who died at a Huntington, W. Va., hospital Saturday morning after a three-week illness.
The Rev. Arthur TRUEX will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Forrest Reish
Funeral services were conducted Friday in Caledonia, O., for Forrest "Bud" REISH, 50, Caledonia, a native of Fulton county. Mr. Reish died Jan. 26 at the Memorial hospital in Marion, O., after a year's illness. He had been seriously ill for two weeks.
Employed for 35 years by the Erie railroad until poor health forced his retirement, he was born Jan. 10, 1900, in Leiters Ford, the son of Calvin and Elizabeth REISH. He was married to the former Zalla STURGEON of Richland township.
Surviving are the wife, at home; one daughter, Carole [REISH], Columbus, O.; two sons, Warren and Robert [REISH], both Marion, O.; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Grayce EMMONS, South Bend, Mrs. Florence BRIDGINS, Indianapolis; Mrs. Josephine MAHLER, Napoleon, O., and Mrs. Audrey STAHR, Piqua, O. Preceding him in death were his parents, one sister and two brothers. Miss Margaret REISH and Harry BRUGH, R.R. 4, Rochester, are cousins.
Burial was in Memorial cemetery, Marion, O.

Tuesday, February 2, 1960

Harriett Parcel
Survivors of Mrs. Harriet "Hattie" PARCEL, 84, 504 East Ninth street, not previously listed, are two stepsons, Lamoine PARCEL, Toledo, O., and Elmer PARCEL, Hastings, Mich.
Mrs. Parcel, long-time saleslady for M. Wile and Sons here and lifetime resident of Rochester, died Sunday night in Woodlawn hospital. She had been in failing health for three years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.

Wednesday, February 3, 1960

Sylvan Rude
Sylvan RUDE, 1000 Madison street, was killed this morning on the New York State Thruway near Terrytown when a truck he was driving crashed into another truck that was stalled on the highway, state police reported.
Rude was driving a Trans-American trucking company vehicle, apparently to New York City. He had taken employment with that firm the first of the year, having driven car-carriers before that.
Immediate survivors are the widow, Mable [RUDE], and a son, James [RUDE], 15, at home, and a married son, Glenn [RUDE], 19, Lafayette.
The body will be returned to Rochester.

Elgin L. Han
Elgin Leroy HAN, 73, Macy, died at 8:20 a.m. today in his home after a two-year illness.
Born in Deedsville, Jan. 8, 1887, he moved to Macy 20 years ago from Indianapolis. He was married Jan. 6, 1907, at Peru, to Mae ABBOTT, who survives.
Mr. Han, a retired farmer, was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Ellen DIANKO, Macy; one son, Harry HAN, Elwood; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Brun HAN, Las Vegas, Nev., and Herbert HAN, Milroy; and one sister, Mrs. Leatha BUCK, Los Angeles. One daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Richard SUMMERS officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at the McCain funeral home near Denver and at the church an hour before the service.

Thursday, February 4, 1960

Sylvan D. Rude
Funeral services for Sylvan D. RUDE, 38, 1000 Madison street, who was killed in a two-truck accident in New York state Wednesday, will be in the Baptist church at Newton, Ill. Burial will be in the South Mudy cemetery near Newton.
Time and date of the rites have not been determined yet. The Rude family--the widow, Mable [RUDE], and two sons, James, 15, at home, and Glenn [RUDE], 19, Lafayette--have tentative plans to leave for Newton Saturday.
The body, which will be cremated today, is in Valhalla, N.Y. and will be taken to the Reese funeral home in Newton.
State police speculated today that Mr. Rude may have suffered a heart attack shortly before the crash about 5 a.m. on the New England branch of the New York State Thruway, 10 miles north of New York City.
The Trans-American Freightways tractor-trailer driven by Mr. Rude went past several warning flates and crashed into another semi-rig which was stopped on the highway for repairs. The driver of the other truck, Chester IANELLI, 41, Bedford, Mass., had placed the flares and walked across the road to talk with police.
Mr. Rude's rig burst into flames and he was trapped inside. Four fire trucks exhausted their water supplies without being able to halt the blaze. There were no fire hydrants there.
Mr. Rude was born July 21, 1921, in Jasper county, Ill. He and his family moved from Newton to Rochester five years ago. He was a veteran of World War 2 and a member of the VFW.
Surviving besides the widow and sons, a daughter-in-law, Vivian [RUDE]; a brother, Ralph [RUDE], Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Deloros SPARKS, Tolono, Ill., and Mrs. Lucille CROUSE, Kankakee, Ill.

Lee Beck
Lee BECK, 84, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 11:30 a.m. today at Beatty Memorial hospital in Westville, where he had been a patient since March 24, 1959. He had been ill since 1956, seriously ill the past 10 days.
Born Nov. 17, 1875, in Fulton county, he had lived in this community since 1904. He was married Feb. 22, 1899, to Cordelia HORN, who died May 20, 1953. His parents were James and Sarah Alice CARR BECK.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Mabel) ANDERSON, Rochester; one son, Harley BECK, Rochester, and two granddaughters. One son and one daughter preceded him in death.
Friends may call after Friday noon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The family requests the omission of flowers.

Friday, February 5, 1960

Martha Johnsonbaugh
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Walnut Church of the Brethren for Mrs. Martha JOHNSONBAUGH, 83, who died at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Landis nursing home at Argos. A resident of Plymouth, she had resided southeast of Argos for 40 years before moving there.
Mrs. Johnsonbaugh's death was due to a stroke and followed a critical illness of 10 days.
The Rev. Homer KIRACOFE of Plymouth will officiate at the rites, assisted by the Rev. Eldon EVANS. Burial will be in the cemetery of the church, southeast of Argos.
Friends may call aftr 7 p.m. today and until noon Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and at the church an hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Johnsonbaugh was born Jan. 29, 1877, at North Manchester, the daughter of the Rev. Samuel and Mary HENDRICKS LECKRONE. She was married Oct. 17, 1908, to Noah JOHNSONBAUGH, who died in 1947. She was a member of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Mary Ruth JOHNSONBAUGH, at home; one son, Ora E. [JOHNSONBAUGH], Goshen; one grandson, Gerald [JOHNSONBAUGH], a Lt. (jg) in the Navy at Washington,D.C.; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie HARTSOUGH, Mexico, and one brother, Homer LECKRONE, New Paris.

Saturday, February 6, 1960

Etta Stephenson
Mrs. Etta BARKLEY STEPHENSON, 80, widow of a former Akron Methodist church pastor, died in a Noblesville rest home at noon Friday. Her husband was the Rev. James S. STEPHENSON.
Mrs. Stephenson was a graduate of Marion college in Marion and taught school at Hoagland for many years.
Surviving are a son, the Rev. Paul B. STEPHENSON, pastor of the First Methodist church at Noblesville; four grandchildren; and a brother, Dayton BARKLEY, Hoagland.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. CST Sunday in the Hoagland Methodist church and burial will be in the Monroeville I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, February 8, 1960

Albert McGriff
Albert McGRIFF, 75, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Saturday at 1 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Everett GIBBONS, R.R. 1, Culver, following a three-month illness.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Albert VERMILLION of Darlington officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral Home.
Mr. McGriff, who resided on the Fulton-Marshall county line road, was born Oct. 31, 1884, near Richland Center, the son of John and Laura BURNS McGRIFF and had spent all of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties. He was married Feb. 7, 1906, to Ethel NEWCOMB, who died Dec. 22, 1953. He was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Everett (Florence) GIBBONS, R.R. 1, Culver; Mrs. Harold (Leone) ABBOTT, Rochester, and Mrs. Charles (Mildred) GOHEEN, R.R. 3, Argos; three sons, Orville [McGRIFF], Los Angeles, and Ray and Roy McGRIFF, both of Rochester; twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one brother, Edward [McGRIFF] R.R. 3, Argos. One brother and one sister prceded him in death.

Fred L. Miller
Fred L. MILLER, 80, 923 Monroe street, died Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Pontius nursing home here, where he had been a patient since last Oct. 3. Death was due to Parkinson's disease and came after a year's illness. He had been bedfast the past three months.
Mr. Miller had a distinguished record of municipal and civic service. He was a former Water Works superintendent for the city, served as member of the first Rochester Water Works Board of Trustees and was a member of the first Fulton County Liquor Board. He was a 55-year member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge No. 79 and belonged to the Fredonia Lodge No. 122 of Rochester, Knights of Pythias.
Born Sept. 15, 1879, in Rochester, he was the son of Silas and Lucretia ORR MILLER and had spent his life in this city. He was married here on May 1, 1909, to Nelle M. WISE, who survives, along with one son, Robert D. MILLER, Chicago.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rochester Masonic Lodge No. 79 in charge. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Vera C. Grimm
Final rites were held this afternoon for Mrs. Vera Christine GRIMM, 41, Fairfield, Ala., niece of Mrs. Marion MURDEN, R.R. 1, Rochester, Mrs. Clifford BAGGERLY, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Russell STANLEY, Fulton.
Mrs. Grimm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman CROOK, R.R. 5, Logansport, died of a heart attack Friday at her home. Her father is a former U.S. and state representative and state senator.
Also surviving are the husband, Arthur J. GRIMM, and two daughters.

Wesley Bryant
Wesley BRYANT, 73, a native of Fulton county who lived with a sister near Plymouth, died Saturday at the IBM nursing home in Plymouth.
A former Culver resident, Mr. Bryant had lived with his sister, Mrs. Alice GARNER, R.R. 2, Plymouth, since 1950.
Mr. Bryant was born near Rochester Nov. 9, 1886. On April 9, 1909, he was married to Chloe CHAPMAN, who died Aug. 26, 1950. He was a member of the LaPaz Church of God.
Surviving besides Mrs. Garner are three sons, Henry and Herberdean [BRYANT], both of LaPorte, and Hilton [BRYANT], LaPaz; a brother, Ted [BRYANT], Arcola; a sister Mrs. Grace KASER, Tarpon Springs, Fla.; eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A son, Harold [BRYANT], died in the Battle of the Bulge during World War 2.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the LaPaz Church of God with the Rev. Allen COMBS of Clinton, Ill., and the Rev. William CALE of LaPaz officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver until noon Tuesday and then at the church.

Tuesday, February 9, 1960

Ruth M. Baker
Mrs. Ruth M. BAKER, 67, of near Lake Manitou, a lifetime resident of Rochester and vicinity, died at 10:30 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient four years. She had been ill since 1952, in serious condition for three weeks.
Born at Millark, July 4, 1892, Mrs. Baker was the daughter of L. C. and Linda M. JOHNSON SHEETS. On June 16, 1917, she was married in LaPorte to R. Joe BAKER, who died Jan. 30, 1956.
Surviving are a daughter, Betty Jane [BAKER], at home; three sisters, Mrs. Glenn DAGGY, Mrs. Mildred READ and Miss Marty Jill SHEETS, all of Rochester; four brothers, Arthur [SHEETS], Rochester; John [SHEETS], Crestline, Cal.; Dee [SHEETS], Seattle, Wash., and Donald [SHEETS], St. Louis, Mo.; several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist church here with the Rev. James RHOADES officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
The family has asked that flowers be omitted and that friends donate to organizations of their choice.

Wednesday, February 10, 1960

Bennie E. Noftsger
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Bennie E. NOFTSGER, 83-year-old veteran of the Spanish-American War, who died Tuesday evening in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Spanish-American War Veterans, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will participate in the services. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Noftsger had been admitted to the hospital Sunday morning after suffering a stroke at his home, 1009 Jefferson street.
His death reduces Fulton county's ranks of Spanish War veterans to six. Mr. Noftsger served in Company B, 158th Infantry, National Guard, during the 1898 conflict with Spain. He was a retired grain dealer and contractor.
Born Nov. 3, 1876, in Fulton county, he was the son of Benjamin and Sarah MITCHELL NOFTSGER. He had spent his life in this community. His marriage was on April 19, 1898, in Rochester to Ida Mae RANNELLS, who died in October, 1949.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jeanette GOHN, with whom he resided at the Jefferson street adddress, and Mrs. Annabelle DAULTON, South Bend; one son, Frank Arthur NOFTSGER, Peru; one brother, Alva COLWELL, Twelve Mile; one sister, Mrs. Verle BURGH, South Bend; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. One son, Charles [NOFTSGER], died in 1958.

Joseph E. Mahler
Joseph Edward MAHLER, 81, R.R. 1, Monterey, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in his home. He had been in failing health for the past three years but until that time was active in farming.
Born on May 3, 1878, a half-mile north of the home where his death occurred, he always had resided in that community. His parents were Gideon and Martha SLONAKER MAHLER. His marriage was March 15, 1903, to Bessie WENTZEL, who survives. Mr. Mahler was a member of the Reform church in Delong.
Surviving, besides the wife, are five daughters, Mrs. Alma KELLY and Mrs. Hazel BIESBROOK, both of South Bend; Mrs Olive GOSS and Mrs. Ruby McCANDLISH, both of Mishawaka and Mrs. Lillian HUDKINS, Rochester; five sons, Ernest [MAHLER], R.R. 1, Rochester; Elmer, Oscar and Arthur [MAHLER], all of Monterey; and Milo [MAHLER], Mishawaka; twenty-nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Three sons, five sisters, four brothers, a granddaughter and a great-grandson preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here after 7 p.m. today. Rites will be held at the funeral home Friday at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, February 11, 1960

Al Henderson
Al HENDERSON, 78, former Rochester resident and native of Fulton county, died Wednesday at the Logansport State Hospital, where he had been a resident since October, 1936.
Born Aug. 25, 1881, at Kewanna, Mr. Henderson was employed as a laborer in the Rochester area for many years. He has no immediate surviving relatives.

Friday, February 12, 1960

Harriet G. Miller
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Orvin funeral home at South Bend for Mrs. Harriet G. MILLER, native of Rochester, who died Thursday morning at the age of 87 in the Lerch nursing home at South Bend.
The Rev. Hartford INLOW of the First Christian church of South Bend will officiate and burial will be in the Riverview cemetery.
Mrs. Miller, who had lived in South Bend 55 years, was born in Rochester on April 25, 1872. Her maiden name was Harriet GORDON. She taught school in Rochester after graduation from Indiana State Teachers college. Her marriage was to John G. MILLER on Feb. 5, 1899, in Kokomo. He died Oct. 17,1951.
She was a member of the First Christian church and Moonlight Temple 255, Pythian Sisters, being a past chief of that group.
Surviving are a nephew, Gordon GORDON, Sherman Oaks, Cal., and two grandsons, Richard and Robert KISHLINE, both of Kenosha, Wis.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, February 13, 1960

Martin L. King
Funeral services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Gilead Methodist church for Martin L. KING, 79, R.R. 2, Macy, who died at his home Friday about 11:30 a.m. He had been ill two years.
The Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH of Warsaw will officiate at the rites, assisted by the Rev. George HAPNER. Burial will be at the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Monday, after which the body will be taken to the church to lie in state an hour before the service.
Born in Perry township, Miami county, on Sept. 5, 1880, he was the son of Samuel and Catherine GROGG KING. He had spent his life in the Macy community. His marriage was in 1901 to Rosa BARNHISEL, who survives. Mr. King was a member of the Gilead Methodist church and of the Akron Knights of Pythias No. 329.
Surviving, besides the wife, are four daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Freda) FAWLEY, Warsaw; Mrs. Robert (Beulah) LAMB, Gilead; Miss Bernice KING, at home; and Mrs. Wayne (Vada) COPLEN, Gilead; and five grandchildren. Preceding him in death were one grandchild, two brothers and one sister.

Monday, February 15, 1960

Evelyn Stubbs
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Miss Evelyn STUBBS, 51, Monterey, who died Friday night at Woodlawn hospital after a long illness.
The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER will officiate and burial will be in the [Moon] cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Sept. 24, 1908, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Leslie and Dorabelle WOLF STUBBS. She was a member of the Zion Methodist church.
Surviving are the father, Leslie; three brothers, Charles [STUBBS], Culver, and Walter and Ivan [STUBBS], at home; five sisters, Mrs. Inez MURRAY, Rochester, Mrs. Earl DEMONT, LaPorte, Mrs. Theodore BARTH, Mishawaka, Mrs. David BRADWAY, Akron, and Helen [STUBBS], at home.

Clifford Bright
Clifford BRIGHT, about 60, R.R. 2, Akron, died unexpectedly at 9 a.m. today of a heart attack. The body is at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, where services are pending.

Charlie E. Myers
Funeral services for Charlie Elton MYERS, 70, 1215 Jefferson street, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the Leroy Shelton post of the American Legion will conduct its rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Myers, longtime movie projectionist here, died at 10:06 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital of a heart ailment. He had been admitted to the hospital at 5 a.m. Saturday.
Born in Rochester on Oct. 19, 1889, he was the son of J. Allen and Lydia MYERS. He was married to Madge WALLACE at Rochester Oct. 8, 1920. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the local American Legion post and attended the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Except for five years' residence in California, Mr. Myers had spent his entire life in Rochester. He rcently retired after 35 years' service as projectionist for the Times theatre, previously known as the Char-Bell.
Surviving, besides the wife, are several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Harold E. Miller
Harold E. MILLER, 62, chairman of the Fulton County Council, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 6 p.m. Sunday at his home in Newcastle township, located a mile north of the Olive Bethel church on the Fulton-Kosciusko county line.
Mr. Miller had not been in ill health.
He was elected to a third four-year term on the County Council in 1958 to represent the Fourth District of Henry and Newcastle townships. He twice was named chairman of the Council and had been vice chairman one term before that. Mr. Miller's County Council service dated from May 29, 1948, when he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Ralph LUKENS.
A farmer in Newcastle for 26 years, Mr. Miller was born near South Bend on Sept. 26, 1897, the son of Grant and May GREENWOOD MILLER. He was married in 1928 to Edith DRUDGE.
He was a member of the Brethren church at South Bend and was a past master of the Akron Masonic lodge. Before moving to this county, he had worked 12 years for a Chicago Engineering firm.
Surviving are the wife; one brother, Charles [MILLER], Warran, O.; one sister, Mrs. Mary MONETESE, South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the residence with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery on Ind. 19 north of Akron. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the residence. The Tom Haupert funeral home at Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Jessie Albright
Mrs. Jessie ALBRIGHT, 59, Watseka, Ill., formerly of Argos, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after five years innless.
She had lived in Watseka five years, moving there from Argos. Mrs. Albright was born on Oct. 11, 1900 to Levi and Grace WILLIAMS.
On Oct. 11, 1921, she was married near Argos to Clarence ALBRIGHT, who died April 16, 1941. Mrs. Albright was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are a son, Glendyn [ALBRIGHT] of Argos, who is Marshall county auditor; a daughter, Mrs. Iona DeBOLT, Miami Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edna SHAFFER, Argos and Mrs. Bessie BROCKEY, Tippecanoe.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Argos Christian church with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today. The body will be at the church for an hour before services.

Mertie F. Brewer
Mrs. Mertie E. BREWER, 82, who lived with her daughter, Mrs. Leo SICKMILLER, at Plymouth, died at 10 a.m. today in her daughter's home. Mrs. Brewer suffered a cerebral stroke two weeks ago.
Mrs. Brewer had spent her life in the Argos vicinity until a year ago, when she moved to her daughter's home on the Airport road at Plymouth. She was born near Argos July 31, 1877, to Jefferson and Louise GANDY RORER.
On Oct. 6, 1895, she married Francis F. "Pete" BREWER, who died Sept. 14, 1948. Mrs. Brewer was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sickmiller and Mrs. Fred (Pearl) HOOKER, Argos; eight grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; a brother, Noble RORER, South Bend. Two brothers preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Elwood ANDERSON of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Charles R. Fields
Charles R. FIELDS, 78, South Bend, a former barber in Rochester and Macy, died at noon Saturday in the Alexandrian nursing home at South Bend after an illness of several years.
Mr. Fields moved to South Bend 33 years ago. He was a charter and life member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Born in Sumerset, Ind., in April, 1871, Mr. Fields was married Sept. 27, 1894 to Carrie M. YOUNG, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, F. Guy, Clifford H. and Stanley L. [FIELDS], all of South Bend; four daughters, Mrs. Nondas BUTZIN, Peru; Mrs. Jane STREITER, Marion; Mrs. Grace BARTELL, Wellesley, Mass., and Mrs. Lois BROWN, New Albany; sixteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and two brothers, O. Karey FIELDS, Rochester, and Oscar FIELDS, South Bend.

Tuesday, February 16, 1960

Henry D. Calhoun
Henry Delbert "Del" CALHOUN, 78, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Monday morning after an illness of several months. He had spent all his life in Fulton and Marshall counties.
A farmer, Mr. Calhoun also worked for a number of years as gardener at Culver Military Academy.
Mr. Calhoun was born Oct. 10, 1881 in Fulton county to John C. and Margaret JONES CALHOUN. His wife, Tessie [CALHOUN], preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 1958.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Margaret CALHOUN, R.R. 2, Rochester; a son, Charles [CALHOUN], Crown Point; two brothers, Chesley [CALHOUN], Rochester, and Louis [CALHOUN], Plymouth; a sistr, Mrs. Bertha VERMILLION, Culver; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Easterday funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Kendall SANDS of the Culver Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Max Hardin
Max HARDIN, 67, 1212 Madison street, died this morning at 5:15 o'clock in the Veterans Administration hospital at Fort Wane following a long illness. He had been admitted to the hospital Nov. 10, 1959. In failing health for several years, Mr. Hardin had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.
Born Feb. 6, 1893, at Kewanna, he had lived in the Rochester community since 1904, coming here from Kewanna. His marriage was Aug. 20, 1927, at Indianapolis to Mary FUGATE, who survives. His parents were William H. and Caroline GREENSLADE HARDIN.
Mr. Hardin had been associated with Louderback auto sales agency here for the past 30 years. A former jeweler, engraver and watch repairman, he was engaged in the jewelry business before that at the Wolf jewelry store, later with Wolf and Howard and then as Howard and Hardin. The store was located on Main street where the Miller-Jones shoe store now is situated.
A charter member of the Leroy C. Shelton Post of American Legion, Mr. Hardin was a veteran of World War I. He was a life member of the Rochester country club and belonged to the Rochester Eagles and Moose lodges.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one sister, Mrs. Levi P. MOORE, Rochester; one brother, Herbert [HARDIN], Toledo, O., and several nieces and nephews. Four sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call after Wednesday noon at the funeral home. The family requests that friends make donations to the organization of their choice instead of sending flowers.

Clifford Bright
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Church of God for Clifford A. BRIGHT, 61, R.R. 2, Akron, who died of a heart attack at 9 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The body will be at the church for an hour before services.
Born June 14, 1898, he was the son of William and Nellie SAGER BRIGHT. He was married Feb. 12, 1920, at Akron, to Marie SLAYBAUGH, who survives. Mr. Bright was a carpenter and farmer and a member of the Church of God.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Velma [BRIGHT], at home, and Mrs. Bill (Lois) KINDER, Warsaw; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Harold NORMAN, Gilead, and several nieces and nephews. One son preceded him in death.

Wednesday, February 17, 1960

Orilla B. Mullins
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Orilla B. MULLINS, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Dec. 24.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate at the rites and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Chicago. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham BOLLMAN, Mrs. Mullins had lived in this community for the past 24 years, coming here from Chicago. She resided one mile north on U.S. 31. Mrs. Mullins was a member of the Episcopal church of Chicago.
Surviving are the husband, Benjamin [MULLINS], at home; one brother, Robert BOLLMAN, Spencer; one sister, Mrs. Carrie MURPHY, Chicago, and one nephew and several nieces.

Fay Glick
Mrs. Reuben [Fay] GLICK, former resident of Rochester, died Tuesday in Indianapolis, where she resided with her family. She was the former Fay BICCARD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph BICCARD, who were residents here at the turn of the century.
She is survived by her husband, a son Eugene [GLICK], Indianapolis, and an adopted son who was a German refugee following World War I. Services and burial ware to be in Indianapolis.

Dorothy L. Hooper
Mrs. Dorothy L. HOOPER, 57, prominent Rochester clubwoman and civic worker died of a heart attack this morning at 8:25 o'clock in her home at 812 Pontiac street. She had been ill for the past week.
Born Oct. 18, 1902, at Logansport, she was the daughter of Merlin B. and Mary Ann WOLFORD HERD. She had resided in Rochester since 1929, coming here from Indianapolis. Mrs. Hooper was a member of the First Baptist church, Tri Kappa sorority, Order of Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, Woodlawn Hospital auxiliary and the Rochester Woman's club.
Her first marriage was Sept. 6, 1926, to Dr. Milton E. LECKRONE, surgeon who owned and operated Woodlawn hospital. He died in 1945. Her second marriafge was Aug. 10, 1947, to Paul R. HOOPER, who survives.
Also surviving are her parents, Bradenton, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Patricia) HEYDE, Warsaw, and Mrs. Joseph (Betty Ann) SPARKS, Mexico City, Mexico; two brothers, Dr. Cloyn. R. HERD, Peru, and Dr. Richard M. HERD, Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren; one niece; two nephews and two grand-nieces.
Funeral services are incomplete. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home aftr 7 p.m. Thursday.

Gurney W. Aughinbaugh
Gurney W. AUGHINBAUGH, 73, R.R. 2, North Manchester, died Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. in his home after a seven-year illness.
Surviving are the wife, at home; one son, Frank [AUGHINBAUGH], and one brother, Ed [AUGHINBAUGH], both of North Manchester; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Eel river church near Silver Lake with burial in the Eel river cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until noon Friday and at the church an hour before the services.

Grace Van Duyne
Mrs. Frank (Grace) Van DUYNE, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 10:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.
Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Dorothy L. Hooper
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Dorothy L. HOOPER, 57, 812 Pontiac street, who died at her home Wednesday morning of a heart attack.
The Rev. James RHOADS of the First Baptist church will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct its rites at the funeral home tonight at 8 o'clock.

Friday, February 19, 1960

Nellie Grace Van Duyne
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian church here for Mrs. Nellie Grace Van DUYNE, 76, who died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital after a five-month illness.
The Rev. James SCHUMACHER will officiate at the rites, assisted by the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the residence, in the Mt. Zion community, after 3 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. Sunday and at the church an hour prior to the services. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Born May 22, 1883, in Douglas county, Kansas, Mrs. Van Duyne was the daughter of Eugene and Aletha SHELTON. She came to Fulton county at the age of three. Her marriage was on Aug. 25, 1901, to Frank Van DUYNE, who died Nov. 4, 1940.
Mrs. Van Duyne was a member of the First Presbyterian church and was a former member of the Harmony club.
Surviving are five sons, Virgil [Van DUYNE], Indianapolis; Donald [Van DUYNE], R.R. 1, Kewanna; Fred [Van DUYNE], R.R. 1, Rochester; Joe [Van DUYNE], R.R. 2, Rochester, and Robert [Van DUYNE], R.R. 1, Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Lucille) MACY, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Robert (Mary) ZIMMERMAN, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Adam (Kathryn) RENTSCHLER, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Harold (Mae) CRILL, R.R. 1, Rochester; twenty grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ray SHELTON and Ralph SHELTON, both of Rochester.
Preceding her in death were one son, two brothers, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
[NOTE: One brother, who preceded in death during World War I, was Leroy C. SHELTON, for whom the American Legion Post at Rochester is named. -- WCT]

Saturday, February 20, 1960

Ray Sausaman
Ray SAUSAMAN, 69, died Friday at 8:55 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks. He resided most of his life 1 1/2 miles southwest of Akron.
Born March 21, 1890, near Akron, he was the son of William and Oris WHITTENBERGER SAUSAMAN.
Surviving are four brothers, Frank, Rochester; Miles, South Bend; Gail, South Bend, and Odie [SAUSAMAN], Akron; one sister, Mrs. Gladys DENEVE, South Bend; one nephew and three nieces. One sister preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron, where friends may call agter 7 p.m. today.

Francis Umbaugh
Francis UMBAUGH, 45, died suddenly Friday at 3 p.m. in his home nine miles northeast of Rochester from a heart attack. The son of Loy and Orpha UMBAUGH, he was born in Fulton county on July 23, 1914. A member of the St. John's Lutheran church in Rochesrter, he served in the armed forces during World War II.
Surviving are his mother and one sister, Esther [UMBAUGH], both at home. Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. Delmar KRUEGER officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Monday and at the church thereafter.

Monday, February 22, 1960

Dr. S. C. Davisson
Relatives here were advised of the death on Saturday of Dr. Schuyler Colfax DAVISSON, 94, at Bloomington. The oldest former faculty member of Indiana university and professor-emeritus of mathematics, he had been a hospital patient since Thursday.
Prof. Davisson was born and grew up in the Galveston community and often visited relatives there and at Rochester. A brother, A. C. DAVISSON, civil engineer and road builder, resided most of his life in Rochester. He was the grandfather of Mrs. Garry DANIELS, R.R. 2, while another brother, John [DAVISSON], Galveston, was the grandfather of John DAVISSON, superintendent of Rochester Community Schools.
Dr. Davisson was a well known teacher at I.U. and was an outstanding personality on the campus for 70 years. He retired in 1938 after serving 48 years as a member of the faculty. He was the author of wedely-used college algebra text books and served for years on the university athletic committee. He seldom missed an athletic event.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lucy DAVISSON MURCHLE and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Bloomington this morning followed by burial in Kokomo.

Floyd B. Mow
Floyd B. MOW, 75, of near Richland Center, died at 7 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient one week. He had been ill for 11 months.
Mr. Mow had lived in Richland township since 1943 after moving from South Bend. He was a former construction superintendent for the H. G. Christman Co. of South Bend and also had been associated for four years with the Albert Kahn Architects and Engineers Co of Detroit.
Born April 26, 1884 in Fulton county, Mr. Mow was the son of David and Catherine BEEHLER MOW. On June 14, 1905, he was married in South Bend to Emma STECH. He was a member of the St. Joseph Masonic Lodge 45 and Scottish Rite. He attended the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Floyd MOW, Jr., Roseville, Mich.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Theodore (Maine) STICHLER and Mrs. Roy (Gladys) BIGGS, both of South Bend; two brothers, Omer F. [MOW] and Carlton G. [MOW], Moses Lake, Mich.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. His parents, a son and a sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Dale HAMILTON officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harry SHEWMAKER. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery at South Bend, where the Masonic Lodge 45 will conduct graveside rites.

Tuesday, February 23, 1960

Ernestine Decker
Mrs. Ernestine ROCK DECKER, 61, Monterey, mother of Mrs. John KOWATCH of Rochester, died at St. Joseph's hospital in South Bend Monday morning after a brief illness. She was a resident of Monterey since childhood.
Friends may call at the Kennedy and Braman funeral home in Winamac, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Ann's church at Monterey.

Doris L. Flagg
Miss Doris L. FLAGG, 57, a Rochester resident most of her life, died at 6 a.m. today in the I.O.O.F. home in Greensburg. She had lived at the home since last September and had been ill three weeks.
Born March 4, 1903 in Hammond, she was the daughter of Charles and Julie WORTHINGTON FLAGG. She was a member of Grace Methodist church here.
The only survivor is a cousin, Albert O. FLAGG, of Argos.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Timothy L. Wood
Timothy L. WOOD, 58, 1430 College avenue, died this morning of a heart attack in Arkadelphia, Ark., while visiting at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles F. SMITH. The body is being taken to the Krueger funeral home in Logansport, where funeral arrangements are pending. Mr. Wood was at one time a justice of the peace here.

Terry A. Walter
A 19-year-old Culver youth, father of two pre-school-age children, was killed instantly Monday night when his foreign car was smashed broadside by an Erie Railroad passenger train near Delong.
Dead is Terry A. WALTER, who was enroute home from work at the Winamac Coil Spring company. The tragedy occurred at 11:30 p.m. a mile west of Delong at the unmarked, temporary crossing on new Ind. 17. The crossing is 17 miles northwest of Rochester in Fulton county.
State Trooper, John HATCH, Sheriff Willard CLARK, Culver Marshal Don MIKESELL, Coroner Dr. Howard ROWE and Deputy Coroner Dr. Carson McGUIRE investigated. Dr. Rowe pronounced Walter dead of a skull fracture.
State police said the west-bound train, number seven, was going about 75 miles an hour. It was enroute from Huntington to Chicago. It was reported the train was running seven to 10 minutes late because of snowy and ice weather.
Walter was driving a 1956 Volkswagon automobile north on the highway. It was hit on the right side and carried 800 feet from the crossing, Sheriff Clark said.
Officers had difficulty learning the identity of the dead man because he carried no wallet. Mikesell made the identification after being informed of the license number of the car.
An unidentified fellow worker of Walter had ridden from Winamac to Kewanna in the car, Clark said. The sheriff said anothr Culver resident, also unidentified, usually rode to work with Walter, but had not gone with him Monday.
K. W. HULL, of Huntington, engineer, called the Erie headquarters in Huntington and Walter AIRGOOD, also of Huntington, the conductor, notified the local sheriff's office.
Walter had observed his 19th birthday only 15 days ago. His death was the first in a Fulton county traffic accident this year.
The body was taken to the Nausbaum funeral home in Walkerton, where Walter and his parents had lived before moving to Culver. Funeral arrangements are not complete.

Perry O. Lowman
Perry O. LOWMAN, 78, native of Rochester, died at 6:05 p.m. Monday in the St. Joseph hospital at Mishawaka after an illness of six weeks. Mr. Lowman moved to Mishawaka from Rochester 38 years ago.
The son of Richard and Mary Jane MOBLEY LOWMAN, he was born Aug. 25, 1881. On March 25, 1903, he was married to Ada BUNN.
Mr. Lowman was a 50-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. and was a member of the First Christian church in Mishawaka.
Surviving ar the widow; a son, Ray F. [LOWMAN], Mishawaka; four daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Eva) BARNETT, Mrs. Roscoe (Treva) BARNETT, Mrs. Carl (Medina) WILLMAN, and Mrs. George (Madeline) Van BRVAENE, all of Mishawaka; seventeen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and a brother, Jesse L. LOWMAN, Washington, D.C.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bubb funeral chapel at Mishawaka with the Rev. Raymond D. HARRIS officiating. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at Mishawaka. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. today.

Jesse L. Liming
Jesse Leo LIMING, 63, Logansport, father of Alfred LIMING of Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in his home. He had been in failing health for two years.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fisher funeral home at Logansport, where friends may call.

Wednesday, February 24, 1960

Timothy Wood
Funeral services for Timothy WOOD, 58, 1430 College av enue, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Krueger funeral home in Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Wood, former justice of the peace in Rochester, died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday while visiting at the home of a friend in Arkadelphia, Ark. He was enroute to his home in Rochester from a vacation trip in Tucson, Ariz.
Born Oct. 13, 1901, in Newburg, N.Y., he was the son of Frank and Mary CRIST WOOD. He had served a term as justice of the peace in this city until 1952 when he joined the Safway Steel Products at the Manitou Heights plant. He was one of the firm's clerk, he had retired from work last fall because of ill health.
Mr. Wood was a veteran of World War II and was stationed at Hickam Field near Honolulu, Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Mr. Wood, a technical sergeant with the Air Corps, escaped injury in the bombing.
Surviving are his wife, Viola [WOOD], and several cousins.

Friday, February 25, 1960

Bertha M. Weidner
Berthe M. WEIDNER, 73, died this morning at 2:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John MABE, a quarter-mile north of Rochester on U.S. 31. She previously had resided at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Harry PONTIUS, southeast of Tiosa.
Death came after a five-year illness.
Born Oct. 29, 1886, at Monterey, she was the daughter of Martin and Elizabeth WIDEMAN MAHLER. She was married April 16, 1907, at Culver, to George WEIDNER, who died May 1949. She had spent her lifetime in Fulton and Marshall counties.
Mrs. Weidner was a member of the Culver E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the two daughters, Mrs Harry (Della) PONTIUS, and Mrs. John (Rose) MABE; two sons, Harley [WEIDNER], R.R. 1, Plymouth, and George [WEIDNER], R.R. 2, Rochester; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Two sons, Wayne and Paul [WEIDNER], preceded her in death.
Funeral services 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 Masonic cemetery at Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Louis Schies
Funeral services for Louis B. SCHIES were held at Indianapolis Wednesday morning, it was learned here today. He passed away Saturday at the Marrott hotel where he resided. He had been in ill health several years.
Mr. Schies was well known to utility officials and employees here for many years He was a vice-president of the Public Service Company of Indiana, Inc., when it was first organized, following the Insull crash, and later he was president and chairman of the board of the Indiana Gas & Water Company, which originally owned the local gas company. He visited the offices here many times in years past.

Newton Forsythe
Newton FORSYTHE, 83, Fort Wayne, died at the Miller nursing home here at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday after an illness of several months. He had been at the nursing home for a week.
Brother of George FORSYTHE of Rochester, Mr. Forsythe had been a Pennsylvania Railroad tower operator at Fort Wayne for 50 years.
Mr. Forsythe was born near Argos Aug. 26, 1876 to Asa and Sarah MECHLING FORSYTHE. He was married in Hanna to Emaline GRIEGER, who died in September, 1957. Mr. Forsythe moved to Fort Wayne from Hanna.
He was a member of the Grace Lutheran church, Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine and the Brotherhood of American Railway Employees labor union at Fort Wayne.
Surviving besides the brother are two sisters, Mrs. Anna WHISMAN and Mrs. Grace ZENTZ both of Argos, and ten nieces and nephews. A sister Ollie FLORY, preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, with the Rev. Eldon EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the City cemetery at Hanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Rose Boots
Miss Rose BOOTS, 57, niece of Mrs. Floyd MATTICE of Rochester, died Wednesday of a heart attack in New York City, where she was librarian for the McGraw-Hill Publishing company.
Born in Peru on June 14, 1902, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles BOOTS. Her mother was Kathryn KILLEN, a native of Rochester. Funeral services will be in New York City and cremation will follow.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ralph EDWARDS, Long Valley, N.J., and Mrs. Gustave SCHIRMER, Greenwich, Conn., and another aunt, Mrs. Dave WESMORE, Muncie.

Clinton Alspach
Clinton ALSPACH, 71, Fulton county native who spent most of his life in Talma, died at 4:40 a.m. today in the Norman Beatty Memorial hospital at Westville of a coronary occlusion.
He had been in failing health several years and was admitted to the hospital Feb. 16.
Born June 12, 1888, Mr. Alspach was the son of John and Margaret ARNETT ALSPACH. He was a farmer by occupation.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ernest (Orah) CASLOW, Rochester; five nieces, and two nephews. His parents, and one sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home here with Elder W. A. GEARY of the Seventh Day Adventist church officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Rosella Floor
Mrs. Delbert (Rosella) FLOOR, 47, died at 2:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted Wednesday night. In ill health the past year with a heart ailment, Mrs. Floor resided inWabash.
Born Aug. 11, 1912, at Silver Lake, she was the daughter of E[mer and Hazel SEBRING REESE. She was married in Rochester Sept. 6, 1927, to Delbert FLOOR, who survives. She had spent her lifetime in Wabash except for two years.
Also surviving are five daughtters, Mrs. Lincoln (Betty) HUNTER, Akron, Mrs. Alton (Helen) GINTHER, Rochester; Mrs. Clint (Marjorie) JACKSON, Akron; Mrs. Wilbur (Rose) HOBBS, Wabash, and Barbara Jo [REESE], at home; one son, Richard [FLOOR], with the U.S. Army in Germany; one sister, Mrs. Clyde (Edna) HUFFMAN, Rochester; twelve grandchildren and her father, Elmer REESE, Silver Lake.
Services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. 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 after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday and at the church an hour before the services.

Friday, February 26, 1960

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Saturday, February 27, 1960

Thomas Lee Dunlap
Thomas Lee DUNLAP, 2 1/2-month-old son of Max and Jane EADS DUNLAP, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 8:20 a.m. today while being rudshed to Woodlawn hospital. Cause of death has not been determined.
The boy was born Dec. 16, 1959 in Woodlawn hospital. Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Allen Dale, 4, and Timothy Joe [DUNLAP], 2, Rochester, the paternal great-grand-komo; [sic] an aunt, two uncles, and four cousins.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEELE officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 29, 1960

Ellen Books
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Ellen HATTERY BOOKS, 66, 171 Pontiac street, who died in her home Saturday at 12:05 p.m.
The Rev. James SCHUMACHER 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. Books had been in ill health the past year and seriously ill for two weeks.
Born Aug. 16, 1893, in Akron, she was the daughter of Frank and Effie HAHN HATTERY. She was married Oct. 11, 1911, at Peru to Guy V. BOOKS, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Everett [BOOKS], Rochester; a granddaughter, Mrs. Darrell WESNER; one brother, Ernest HATTERY, LaPaz, and several nieces and nephews.

Eva Black
Mrs. Eva GRAHAM BLACK, 92, former Rochester resident, died Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Main nursing home at Peru. She had lived in Peru the past four years.
Mrs. Black was born at Fulton on Nov. 9, 1867.
Surviving are two sons, Forrest [BLACK], Peru, and Omer [BLACK], Mexico, and one daughter, Mrs. Blanche WRIGHT, Logansport.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru.
Burial will be in the Macy cemetery.

Robert Osborne
A former Fulton county man -- Robert OSBORNE -- was among the 35 Americans who died when a U. S. Navy DC-6 collided with a Brazilian DC-3 over Sugarloaf mountain near Rio de Janeiro last Thursday.
Friends here have been informed that Osborne, a chief petty officer who had been in the Navy for 20 years, was aboard the U.S. plane. Over 60 were killed in the tragic mishap.
Osborne was a member of the Naval party which had been sent to Argentina as a result of the recent unidentified submarine scare there.
Born and reared near Kewanna, Osborne was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milford "Tuck" OSBORNE, who now reside in Galien, Mich. His grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler STUBBS of Kewanna. A cousin, Mrs. Westal CARR, resides in Rochester.

Carmella Ranzulla
Mrs. Carmella RANZULLA, 67, Chicago, mother of Mrs. Everett (Santa) TAYLOR, 1434 Monroe street, died in Garfield Park hospital at Chicago Saturday at 4:30 a.m. Mrs. Ranzulla had visited in Rochester frequently. Funeral services and burial will be in Chicago Wednesday.

Harold Robinson
Harold Hollis ROBINSON, 58, Culver, died Saturday afternoon in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a three-year illness.
A native of Fulton county, he was born Jan. 5, 1902, and had spent most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties. A graduate of Culver high school, he attended DePauw university three years.
He was employed as an accountant and car salesman. Mr. Robinson was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ and the Culver Lions club.
Survivng are the widow, Martha [ROBINSON]; one son, John William [ROBINSON], and one daughter, Marizetta [ROBINSON], both at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Rosann MORRIS, Colum- Zetta SHAW, both of Culver. [sic]
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grace United Church of Christ at Culver, with the Rev. H. W. HOHMAN officiating, assisted by the Rev. Maynard TITTLE. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Culver. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and afterward at the church.

Levi D. Tippy
Levi D. TIPPY, 86, a resident of the Rochester and Talma vicinities for all but two years of his life, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in the IBM nursing home at Plymouth. He had lived at the home for one year.
A farmer, Mr. Tippy had lived with a son, Robert E. [TIPPY], in Elkhart for about a year before going to the nursing home.
He was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, Jan. 22, 1874, the son of E. B. and Emma FIX TIPPY. He was married in Rochester to Ella ROSS, who died in 1946.
Mr. Tippy was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving besides the son, Robert, are another son, Charles Raymond [TIPPY], South Bend; six grandchildren; Mrs. Jane JOHNSON and Gene TIPPY, both of Rochester; Bill TIPPY, Mishawaka; John TIPPY, South Bend; Mrs. Rosann MORRIS, Columbus, O., and Jack TIPPY, Angola; two sisters, Mrs. Eva FORE, Rochester, and Mrs. Ida SCOTT, Lebanon, Mo., and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home her with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 1, 1960

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Wednesday, March 2, 1960

Dewey F. Brown
Dewey F. BROWN, 70, Akron, a retired farmer, died at Woodlawn hospital at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday after an illness of five years, three months.
A native of Miami county, he was born July 31, 1889 to David and Nora LONG BROWN. He was married in North Manchester to Grace SCHIPPER Feb. 18, 1913. Mr. Brown was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are the widow; a son, Paul [BROWN], Wabash; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mae FANNING, Fort Wayne, and two brothers, Dow [BROWN], Gilead, and Merl [BROWN], Fort Wayne. A son, Phillip [BROWN], died in 1947 while serving in the U. S. Army.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD and the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today and until noon Friday and at the church afterward.

George D. Kuhnle
Military funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Beigh funeral home in Middletown, Conn., for George D. KUHNLE, 74, former Rochester resident, who died Tuesday at the home of his stepdaughter, Mrs. John FRASER, Higganum, Conn.
The Rev. Allen SCOTT will officiate and burial will be in the East Lyme cemetery. Masonic services will be conducted by the St. John's lodge of Middletown this evening.
Mr. Kuhnle was born in Lafayette and was married to Clarabelle CROUSSOURE, who preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, Glen Collins [KUHNLE], Lafayette; one daughter, Mrs. Robert CRAMER; one brother, Fred KUHNLE, White Cloud, Mich., the stepdaughter and three grandchildren.

Thursday, March 3, 1960

Alfred M. Rice
Alfred M. RICE, 85, who resided in the Mt. Zion community, died at 1 a.m. today at his home of a heart attack. He had not been ill previously.
Born Dec. 2, 1874, at Prestone, Ill., he was the son of James and Kathrine DODSON RICE and came to Rochester nine years ago from Rensselaer. He was married Oct. 12, 1908, to Roseanna CARR, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Alfred James [RICE], R.R. 4, Plymouth, and Allen D. [RICE], R.R. 2, Culver; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Elwood RICE, Rochester.
funeral services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Lloyd Delbert Herrell, Sr.
Lloyd Delbert HERRELL, Sr., 69, died Wednesday at 6:40 p.m. in his home, R.R. 2, Rochester, after a five-year illness.
Born April 30, 1890, at Miami, Ind., he was the son of Jefferson and Katherine JUSTUS HERRELL. He was married Nov. 23, 1912, at Kokomo, to Katie FRANKS, who survives. Mr. Harrell was a member of the Redman's Lodge at Miami and had lived in Fulton county for the past 33 years.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Esther BOWERS, Kokomo, and Mrs. Irene TRIPALDI, New York City; three sons, Raymond Lloyd [HERRELL], Jr., and Kenneth [HERRELL], all of Rochester; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two brothers, Merle [HERRELL], Miami, and Marvin [HERRELL], Galveston. Five children preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Chitic cemetery at Bennett's Switch, Ind. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, March 4, 1960

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Saturday, March 5, 1960

Tina Lee Johnson
Tina Lee JOHNSON, 14-day-old daughter of James and Connie FANSLER JOHNSON, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 7:55 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She was born Feb. 20, at Argos.
Surviving, besides the parents, is the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lilly JOHNSON, Egeland, N.D. Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN oficiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery, southwest of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, March 7, 1960

Henry A. DePoy
Henry Allen DePOY, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at his home Sunday at the age of 79 years. He had been ill nine weeks.
A resident of the Kewanna and Star City communities most of his life, he was a retired farmer. He was born in Pulaski county July 23, 1880, the son of William S. and Clarinda MILLER DePOY. He was married Nov. 14, 1903, to Etta SHELLHART, who died in 1948.
Surviving are eight sons, Ralph, Rochester, Robert, Kewanna; John and Burlin, Star City; Foster, South Bend; Ernest and Earl, Logansport, and Donald [DePOY], Royal Center; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane FOLEY, Rochester; Mrs. Ethel GERLACH, Star City, and Mrs. Ruth DEWITT, Ehrenburg, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Geneva RUDE, Kewanna; Mrs. Laura SCOTT, Winamac, and Mrs. Rose ENYART, Mishawaka; thirty-nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Star City Christian church with the Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER officiating, assisted by the Rev. Marple LAWSON. Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Friends may call at the Fry and Lang funeral home in Winamac until 1 p.m. Tuesday and then at the church.

Samuel M. Dague
Samuel M. DAGUE, 77, died of pneumonia at 11 p.m. Sunday in his home 4 1/2 miles southwest of Fulton. He has been ill two weeks.
A resident of Fulton and Cass counties all his life, Mr. Dague had lived in the Fulton vicinity the last 12 years. He was born in Fulton county April 24, 1882, the son of John W. and Amanda MOWERY DAGUE.
Mr. Dague was a retired farmer. He was married Dec. 25, 1909, at Logansport, to Trella N. NICKELS. He was a member of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church.
Survivng are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Rome (Dorothy) LATMAN, Richmond; two sons, Ivan [DAGUE], R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Joe [DAGUE], R.R. 2, Kewanna; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandson. A son, Robert [DAGUE], was killed during World War 2.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. George BOSARD officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Patrick William Shanley
Patrick William SHANLEY, 76, 601 West Ninth street, died Sunday at 1:10 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for a month. He had been in ill health three years, seriously for six months.
Born Oct. 22, 1883, in Wayne township, he was the son of Thomas and Catherine COSTELLO SHANLEY. He was married in 1916 at St. Elizabeth church in Lucerne to Alice MORONEY, who survives. Mr. Shanley had lived in Rochester 11 years, coming here from Wayne township.
A retired farmer, he served as Fulton county commissioner from 1933 to 1937. He was a member of the St. Joseph church of Rochester.
Surviving, besides the wife, are four sisters, Mrs. Esther KEIL, Chicago; Mrs. Agnes MURPHY, Logansport, and Miss Ella and Miss Alice SHANLEY, both of Fort Wayne. Two brothers, John and George [SHANLEY], preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph church here with Father George LANNING officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary cemetery, Logansport. The rosary will be recited at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday noon.

Scott Waldon
Scott WALDON, 51, Indianapolis, died of a heart attack about 10 a.m. this morning while driving his auto on U.S. 31, six miles south of Rochester. Waldon, public relations director for the Indiana Motor Truck Association, was a former Indianapolis newspaperman.
Waldon, who was driving, was accompanied by James NICHOLAS, general manager of the truck association. They were enroute to Culver, where Nicholas was to address a Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Waldon's car went out of control when he was fatally stricken, dropped into a ditch and smashed into a snowbank. Nicholas was unhurt. He hailed a passing car, driven by Airman Second Class Lawrence TWINING of Bunker Hill Air Force Base, who was accompanied by his wife.
Mrs. Twining, a nurse at Dukes hospital in Peru, and Nicholas quickly applied artificial respiration to Waldon without response. State police and the Zimmerman Brothers ambulance were summoned. Waldon was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital.
He leaves a wife, Mary [WALDON]. The body will be returned to Indianapolis for last rites and burial.

Tuesday, March 8, 1960

Milo I. Steininger
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Grandview E.U.B. church for Milo Irvin STEININGER, 84, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Monday at 5:05 p.m. at the Pontius nursing home here. He had been in ill health 11 weeks and in the nursing home for five weeks.
The Rev. Paul STEELE will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until 11:30 a.m. Thursday and at the church from 1-2 p.m.
Born March 27, 1875, in Fulton county, he had spent his lifetime in Fulton and Marshall counties. His parents were Reuben and Sophia WALTERS STEININGER. He was married in Rochester Jan. 1, 1899, to Lillie May CRABILL, who survives.
Mr. Steininger was a member of the Grandview E.U.B. church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are five daughters, Mrs. Iva MORLOCK, Plymouth; Mrs. Orpha WOODCOX, South Bend; Mrs. May BLACKETOR, Rochester; Mrs. Faye MORK, Rochester, and Miss Zona STEININGER, Rochester; one son, the Rev. Leonard STEININGER, Colon, Mich.; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by seven grandchildren, five brothers and one sister.

John S. Goheen
John S. GOHEEN, 76, former Argos resident, died Monday at 8:15 a.m. in a hospital at Denver, Colo. He resided at Golden, Colo. Death was caused by a heart attack.
Born March 2, 1884,near Fort Wayne, he was the son of Charles and Lila STERLING GOHEEN. He left Argos 20 years ago. His first marriage was to Clara McFARLAND, who died in 1940. In 1950, he was married to Martha BOWERS, who died in 1955.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Everett (Mary) BUNZELL, Golden, Colo.; Mrs. Carl (Edna) HENDERSON and Mrs. Jack (Sue) EASTERDAY, both of Culver; Mrs. Aubrey (Olive) BARNHARDT, Gates, Ore., and Mrs. John (Isabel) DRNEK, Lindsey, Colo; one son, Charles [GOHEEN], Argos; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer [GOHEEN], Fort Wayne, and two sisters, Mrs. Hazel THIBAUT, Liberty, and Mrs. Ozie BOGGS, Larwill.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Kendall SANDS of Culver officiating. Burial will be in the Washington cemetry southwest of Culver. Friends may call at he funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, March 9, 1960

Walter McCall
Walter McCALL, about 80, who resided at 529 East 13th street, died of a heart attack this morning about 10 o'clock at the Miller and Mitchell Insurance Agency office, 616 Main street, where he had stopped to transact bsiness.
Mr. McCall had been in ill health several years.
He formerly was associated with the McCall and Pontius Cement company in Rochester. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Thursday, March 10, 1960

Willen W. Batty
Willen Walker BATTY, 68, Pulaski county farmer who lived near Royal Center, died at 3:20 a.m. today in his home after a short illness.
He was the father of Mrs. Raymond (Marie) LOWERY, Rochester, and Mrs. Keith (Norma Jean) SMITH, Kewanna, and a brother of Mrs. Lawrence (Elizabeth) FUNK, Kewanna.
The son of Willen and Eunice CONN BATTY, Mr. Batty was married June 29, 1910, to Ora CRISPEN, who survives.
Also surviving are five other daughters, Mrs. Donald (Lovie) HETTINGER, Hawkins, Wis.; Mrs. Lloyd (Maxine) TAYLOR, Walkerton; Mrs. Everett (Eunice) RANS, South Bend; Mrs. Walter (Ruthalea) SPARKS, in France, and Mrs. Harold (Verla) REXSTREW, North Liberty; twenty-one grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Four children preceded him in death.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center where services are pending arrival of the daughter from France.

James R. Miller
James Robert MILLER, 48, a native of Rochester, was found dead of a heart attack at his home, 7249 South Constance street, Chicago, Wednesday.
Born in Rochester on June 24, 1911, he was the son of [Orion M.] "O.M." and Grace [E.] POCOCK MILLER. He moved from the city at the age of 11 with his parents.
At the time of his death, Mr. Miller was a teacher in Chicago Vocational high school. He was unmarried.
A 1935 graduate of Indiana university, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity there. In 1936, he graduated from Chicago Teachers college. A captain in the air corps during World War II and the Korean war, he saw action in Japan, Korea and the Philippines.
Surviving are his father, O. M. MILLER, 928 Jefferson street; one sister, Miss Rae MILLER, Oklahoma City, Okla; two brothers, Donald [MILLER], St. Louis, Mo., and Allen [MILLER], Pullman, Wash., and three nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Spreyne funeral home, 7509 Stoney Island, Chicago. The body then will be removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here, where friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Graveside rites will be conductd at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery Saturday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Ray MILLS.

Walter J. McCall
Walter J. McCALL, 80, died Wednesday at 9:50 a.m. of a heart attack suffered in the Miller and Mitchell Insurance Agency office, 616 Main street. Mr. McCall, who resided at 1300 Bancroft avenue, had been in failing health several years.
Born Sept. 5, 1879, near Talma, he was the son of Lewis and Ella HISEY McCALL. He was married first in Rochester to Lula Belle IRVINE on Aug. 3, 1904. She died July 19, 1950. His second marriage was Sept. 11, 1952, at Marion to Effie COLLINS, who survives.
Mr. McCall had resided in Rochester 55 years. He was a partner in the McCall and Pontius Cement company and later operated a machine shop here. A member of the First Baptist church, he also had belonged to the I.O.O.F. lodge for over 50 years.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, Herman [McCALL], Rochester, and William [McCALL], Hialeah, Fla.; one brother, Oliver [McCALL], Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One daughter, Marjory [McCALL], preceded him in death in 1929.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William W. Stokes
William Warren STOKES, 85, Argos, died Wednesday at 5:20 p.m. in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth shortly after his admission there. He had been in ill health a year.
Born March 5, 1875, in Blenheim, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of Joseph and Eleanor MILLER STOKES. He moved to Argos 25 years ago from Akron. His first marriage was in 1900 to Mary LANGSTON, who died in 1919. His second marriage was June 17, 1925, to Koma KING, who survives.
A member of the Argos Methodist church, he was a retired merchant and a charter member of the Argos Lions club.
Surviving, besides the wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Allien WHITLOCK, Vancouver, B.C.; Mrs. Roy (Dorothy) SMITH, Akron; and Mrs. Ralph (Edith) JONES, Dublin, O.; four sons, Willard [STOKES], Mishawaka; James [STOKES], San Antonio, Texas; Fred [STOKES], Houston, Texas, and Leroy [STOKES], Westfield; eighteen grandchildren and thirty-one great-grandchildren. He was the last of a family of 11 children.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Argos Methodist church with the Rev. Elwood ANDERSON and the Rev. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and until noon Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and at the church an hour prior to the services.

Friday, March 11, 1960

Emma Buck
Mrs. Lizette NOTZ, 1122 Monroe street, has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Emma BUCK. Mrs. Buck died March 3 in Gronenbach, Germany.
Also surviving are a grandson, Richard NOTZ, 1303 Madison street, and two daughters and two sons in Germany.

Saturday, March 12, 1960

Willen W. Batty
Services for Willen Walker BATTY, 68, Pulaski county farmer who died Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison funeral home at Royal Center. Burial will be in the Victor Chapel cemetery north of Royal Center.
Mr. Batty died at his home near Royal Center after a short illness. He was the father of Mrs. Raymond (Marie) LOWERY, Rochester, and Mrs. Keith (Norma Jean) SMITH, Kewanna, and a brother of Mrs. Lawrence (Elizabeth) FUNK, Kewanna.

Monday, March 14, 1960

Tracy Ann Gates
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home for Tracy Ann GATES, infant daughter of William and Shirley HAMMOND GATES of North Manchester. The child died at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Wabash county hospital at Wabash, three hours after birth.
Surviving are the parents, former Rochester residents; a sister, Tami [GATES], 18 months old; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HAMMOND, R.R. 1, Rochester; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Harriett GATES, Austin, Texas; three aunts; two uncles and three cousins. The Rev. Ray MILLS officiated at the rites and burial was in the Citizens cemetery.

Arthur E. Miller
Arthur E. "Artie" MILLER, 79, longtime Rochester insurance agent and active in community affairs, died Sunday at 8:35 p.m. at Mercy hospital in Miami, Fla., where he had been a patient for three weeks. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Miller, who resided at 417 West Sixth street, was in Florida for a winter vacation. At his bedside during most of the past week were members of his family and Mr. Miller's former Rochester minister, the Rev. James NIVEN. Mr. Miller had been in ill health since mid-January.
Engaged in the insurance business here for over 50 years, Mr. Miller was a partner with his son-in-law, Fred MITCHELL, Sr., in the firm of Miller and Mitchell, 616 Main street. He began with the firm as Kessler and Miller and upon the death of the former, changed the business name to Miller and Mitchell.
He was a member of the First Baptist church and was a 50-year member of Rochester Lodge No. 47, I.O.O.F. Exceptionally active in all branches of the I.O.O.F., he was a member of the board of trustees for the I.O.O.F. lodge and cemetery, belonged to the Mt. Horeb Encampment No. 24, Canton Barnett No. 36 and Evergreen Rebekah Lodge No. 47.
He also was a member of the Masonic lodge, Eastern Star and the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. He had served as a member of Rochester's first City Plan Commission, resigning recently because of ill health.
Born Aug. 27, 1880, in Richland township, he had spent his entire life in the Rochester community. He was the son of George and Mary BEEHLER MILLER. His marriage was to Lucia BABCOCK, who died July 14, 1933.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Miriam) MITCHELL, Sr., Rochester; two sons, Robert C. MILLER, Indianapolis, and Arthur J. MILLER, Columbus; four grandchildren, Fred P. MITCHELL, Jr., and Mrs. Donald (Suzanne) BEATTIE, both of Rochester, and Bobbie MILLER and Jimmy JOHNSON, both of Columbus, and five great-grandchildren.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of last rites, which are incomplete.

Henry J. Scott
Henry Joseph SCOTT, 82, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Sunday at 12:15 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in ill health six days.
Born Dec. 15, 1877, in Pottsdam, N.Y., he came here 11 years ago from Chicago. His parents were Basil and Clara SEYMOUR SCOTT. He was married at Tupper Lake, N.Y. to Jeanette MELSONSON, who preceded him in death.
He was a retired machine shop inspector.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cecile ASCENCIO, Rockville, Md.,; Mrs. Lawrence (Migione) CARVEY, Kokomo, and Mrs. Ted (Marie) FOLTMAN, Chicago; four sons, Walter [SCOTT], Rochester; John [SCOTT], Chicago; Paul [SCOTT], Rochester; and Robert [SCOTT], South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Leslie (Frances) JORDAN and Mrs. John (Josephine) MALD, both of Clayville, N.Y.; fourteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One brother preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Theodore Teel
Theodore TEEL, 89, was found dead Sunday noon in his home at Macy by his grandson, George WAGONER.
Born March 9, 1871, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of David and Caroline JEFFERIES TEEL and had lived in the Macy community 25 years. He was a retired butcher.
Surviving are the wife, the former Verne ENYEART; one daughter, Mrs. George (Nellie) WAGONER, Macy; four stepsons, Russell and William ENYEART, both of South Bend; Roy ENYEART, Peru, and Howard ENYEART, Clinton; one foster-son, Deverl TEEL, San Diego, Cal.; one sister, Miss Maggie TEEL, Mentone; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Tom Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Richard SUMNER officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery northwest of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Arthur S. Moore
Arthur S. MOORE, 74, a retired Erie Railroad train engineer who lived on the Country Club road on the east side of Lake Manitou, died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health for two years.
A native of Athens, Mr. Moore was born Jan. 19, 1886 to John and Flaura (MOORE) MOORE. He lived in Huntington before moving to Lake Manitou five years ago.
On Nov. 30, 1906, Mr. Moore was married in Rochester to Minnie BRAMAN. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive engineers and the Fathers Audiliary of the Rochester Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Donald NEWMAN, Rochester; three sons, Deloice [MOORE], Huntington; Walter [MOORE], Pueblo, Colo. and Virgil [MOORE], Littleton, Colo; two brothers, Ben and Dan [MOORE], Rochester; a sister, Mrs. John REINHOLD, Winamac; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery near Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Ralph T. Kercher
Ralph T. KERCHER, 57, died about 3 a.m. Sunday at his home 2 1/2 miles east of Macy. Death came of a heart attack during his sleep.
Born Feb. 3, 1903, near Gilead, he had spent his lifetime in that community. His parents were Charles and Minnie HARMON KERCHER. His marriage was June 14, 1934, to Harriet FISHLEY, who survives.
Mr. Kercher, a farmer, was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Also surviving are one son, Forrest [KERCHER], at home; his mother, Mrs. Minnie KERCHER, Gilead; one brother, Lemoine [KERCHER], Gilead; three sisters, Miss Marie KERCHER, Gilead, Mrs. Robert (Opal) HILL, Rochester, and Mrs. Ed (Marjorie) MAGLECIC, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Richard SUMNER officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton until noon Tuesday and for an hour prior to the services at the church.

John Ault
John AULT, former Culver resident, died Sunday morning at the home of his son near Tippecanoe. He was 90 years of age.
Born in Fulton county on Sept. 8, 1869, he had spent his entire life in Fulton and Marshall counties. His wife, Mary [AULT], died July 5, 1949.
Mr. Ault was a member of the Emmanuel E.U.B. church at Culver.
Surviving are five sons, Clarence [AULT], Tippecanoe, Howard [AULT], Rochester, Ralph and Eldon [AULT], both of Plymouth, and Harry [AULT], Chicago; one brother, Clyde [AULT], Rochester; twenty grandchildren and forty-nine great-grandchildren. Another son, Herman [AULT], preceded him in death March 5, 1959.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Emmanuel E.U.B. church with the Rev. Vernon PALMER officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Easterday funeral home in Culver and at the church prior to the service.

Tuesday, March 15, 1960

Bessie Coplen
Mrs. Harvey (Bessie) COPLEN, 75, Argos, died in her home at 10:45 o'clock this morning. The Grossman Funeral home in Argos is in charge of final rites, which are pending.

Nettie Heimberger
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Lafayette Methodies church for Mrs. Nettie COOK HEIMBERGER, 76, Kewanna native who died Sunday at her home in Lafayette.
Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Surviving are her husband, Earl HEIMBERGER; a sister, Mrs. Mabel COSTELLO, Michigan City, and a brother, Charles COOK, Madison, Wis. Her first husband, James HINDS, prceded her in death. He was a University of Notre Dame professor for 40 years.
Eva Hudkins
Last rites were held today at the Kewanna Baptist church for Mrs. Eva HUDKINS, 85, former Kewanna resident who died Sunday at her home in New Castle.
Suviving are one son, Herbert Montgomery (HUDKINS], New Castle; two sisters, Mrs. Ida JONES, Grass Creek, and Mrs. Cora CLAYBAUGH, Springfield, O., and two brothers, Sherman HIZER, Springfield O. and Harvey HIZER, Indianapolis.

Merl E. Brown
Merl E. BROWN, 70, Akron, died today at 3:30 a.m. in his home after a four-year illness.
Born Aug. 29, 1889, in Wabash, he was the son of James and Laura BROWN BROWN. He had lived in the Akron community 28 years, moving there from Wabash. His marriage was March 20, 1920, at North Manchester to Lois KING, who survives.
Mr. Brown, a retired carpenter, was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Akron American Legion post.
Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Lee (Ruth) BRUBAKER, Laketon, and Mrs. George (Alice) GRIMM, Huntington; three sons, Alton [BROWN], Sidney; Robert [BROWN], New Castle, and Roscoe [BROWN], Fort Benning, Ga.; fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One sister and one brother are deceased.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery, where the Akron Legion post will conduct military rites.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday and until noon Friday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state an hour prior to the services.

Hazel Guy
Mrs. Hazel GUY, 65, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 1:30 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw of cerebral apoplexy. She had been in ill health three years, seriously one week.
Born in Kosciusko county Jan. 7, 1895, she was the daughter of Alva and Juanita HATFIELD BOWSER. She was married in 1919 to William GUY, who died in 1956. She was a member of the Palestine Christian church.
Surviving are two nieces who were reared in her home, Mrs. Rebecca STEVEDAHL, Talma, and Mrs. Rosemary RANSBOTTOM, Warsaw; two brothers, Ed BOWSER, Mentone, and John BOWSER, Claypool; and five sisters, Mrs. Resta DRUDGE, Bremen; Mrs. Archie RING, Claypool; Mrs. Robert WAGNER, Warsaw; Mrs. Willard GUY, Warsaw; and Mrs. Harry SMYTHE, Mentone.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. EST in the Johns funeral home at Mentone with the Rev. Gerald SWESEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, March 16, 1960

Mary M. Cover
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Macy Christian church for Mrs. Mary M. COVER, 93, liflong resident of Macy, who died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller nursing home in Rochester.
Death came after a three-month illness.
The Rev. William SHEWMAN will be in charge of services and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the services. Before that time, friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.
Born near Macy Oct. 3, 1866, Mrs. Cover was the daughter of George and Leah YODER DEEDS. Her marriage was in 1893 to John COVER, who died in 1924. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Pearl COVER, Macy; three grandchildren, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) COOK, Rochester; Mrs. Harold (Louise) SMITH, Akron, and Mrs. Ellis (Lois) YODER, Macy, and four great-grandchildren. A son, Victor [COVER], died in 1950.

Bessie L. Coplen
Final rites for Mrs. Harvey (Bessie Lena) COPLEN, 75, 516 North Maple street, Argos, who died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in her home, will be at the Argos Christian church Friday at 2 p.m.
The Rev. Paul HALBERT and the Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and at the church one hour before services.
A resident of the Argos vicinity since a small girl, Mrs. Coplen has been ill for the last year and a half. She was born near Salem, O., March 22, 1884 to Comley T. and Rosa HART MIDDLETON.
Mrs. Coplen and her husband celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1952. They were married Jan. 1, 1902. Mrs. Coplen was a charter member of the Argos Christisan church.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Hayward (Erma) CLAYBAUGH, Argos; three sons, Walter Wayne [COPLEN], Argos; Nile V. [COPLEN], South Bend, and Leroy G. [COPLEN], Plymouth; a brother, James B. MIDDLETON, Argos; a fostr-sister, Mrs. Eda FOSTER, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. A daughter, Vivian [COPLEN], and a son, Orice E. [COPLEN], preceded her in death.

Arthur E. Miller
Funeral services for Arthur E. "Artie" MILLER, 79, veteran Rochester insurance agent who died Sunday at Miami, Fla., will be conducted at 2 p.m. this Sunday at the First Baptist church.
The Rev. James RHOADS, assisted by the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodgte, will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.
The body is being returned by train from Florida. Members of Mr. Miller's family, who were at his bedside in Florida, are returning by auto but because of severe winter storm in the Southern state are not expected to arrive here until sometime Friday.

Thursday, March 17, 1960

Milton Smiley
Milton SMILEY, 89, 213 West 13th street, died at 10:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill for three weeks.
Born March 31, 1870, in Stockland, Ill., he was the son of James and Sarah (SMITH) SMILEY. He was married Dec. 11, 1890, to Annis THOMAS, who survives. The couple celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in December. Mr. Smiley came here in 1911 from Iroquois county, Ill., and had spent the remaining years of his life in Fulton and Cass county.
A farmer and stock dealer, he was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Also surviving are five sons, Frank, Earl and Russell [SMILEY], all of Rochester; Vern [SMILEY], Logansport; and Glen [SMILEY], Milford, Ill.; two daughters, Miss Gladys SMILEY, at home, and Mrs. Ernest (Jewell) JOHNSTON, San Diego, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Hannah WILKINS, Orinda, Cal.; twenty-six grandchildren and fifty-four great-grandchildren. One daughter, Dorothy [SMILEY], preceded him in death in 1944.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grace Methodist chuch with the Rev. Ray MILLS 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 and at the church after noon on Saturday.

Friday, March 18, 1960

Kenneth Van Gilder
Funeral services for Kenneth Van GILDER, 50, Plymouth, father of Mrs. Willard A. SHORTZ of 1117 Franklin avenue, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Danielson and Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Mr. Van Gilder, associated with a brother, Manford Van GILDER, in the Danielson and Van Gilder funeral home, died Wednesday at the Fort Wayne Veterans hospital after an illness of six months.
Surviving besides Mrs. Shortz and Manford Van Gilder are two other daughters, Mrs. Martha WILER, Auburn, and Mrs. Rosemary NEFF, Hamilton, Ind.; another brother, Homer [Van GILDER], Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Geraldine SUTTON of Arizona, and the mother, Mrs. Viola Van GILDER.

Saturday, March 19, 1960

Charles Joyner
Warsaw, Ind. -- Charles JOYNER, 52, Warsaw industrialist, who formerly operated a plant in Rochester, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Friday morning at his home. He had not been ill.
Mr. Joyner owned and operated the Warsaw Coil company. He formerly owned other plants known as the Joyner Corporation, in Rochester, Warsaw and Bourbon. The Rochester firm occupied until 1951 the building in which Safway Steel Products now is located.
Surviving are the wife, three sons, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. CST in the Landis funeral home at Warsaw. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Monday, March 21, 1960

Arthur D. Metzler
Arthur D. METZLER, who had practiced law in Rochester for the past 62 years, died Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital at the age of 86 years. Death was attributed to cancer of the stomach.
In failing health since last Christmas, Mr. Metzler had been admitted to Woodlawn only 24 hours before his death, following three weeks' treatment at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis.
Mr. Metzler gained statewide prominence as a trial lawyer throughout his long career, which began in 1898 in offices above The Book Store which he occupied until his last illness.
He had resided at 1120 Jefferson street for the past 60 years.
Born in Rochester July 6, 1873, he was the son of Dr. John Baptist and Anna Marie GRAEBER METZLER. His parents were natives of the Tyrol district in Germany and came to this country after six-week sailing voyage in 1855-56. Dr. Metzler, who attended the famed Heidelberg and Munich universities in Germany, practiced medicine in Logansport and Urbana before coming to Rochester in 1870. Arthur was the 10th of 11 children.
Mr. Metzler taught school at the old Columbia building and studied law at the University of Michigan before launching his career here as a partner of the late Judge Luther ESSICK. He was prosecuting attorney for the former Fulton-Marshall counties judicial district and, during World War II, was lawyer for the Fulton County Selective Service Board.
He was a member of the Grace Methodist church, the Fulton County Bar Association and was one of the founders of the Rochester country club. Mr. Metzler, in his younger days, did much mountain climbing in this country and had continued to play golf each summer throughout his long life. He was an enthsiastic sailor on Lake Manitou for many years.
His marriage was on June 20, 1902, to Helen DISHER, who died in 1947.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marjory KING of Palo Alto, Cal., wife of Admiral Robert Donovan KING, (Ret.) A grandson, Dr. Robert Lee KING, is engaged in medical research at the University of Washington, Seattle. One daughter, Louise [METZLER], died in 1932. Also surviving, is his sister-in-law, Mrs. Milo KING, Rochester.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS of the Grace Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Cosby Jane Snipes
Funeral services for Mrs. Cosby Jane SNIPES, 53, who died Saturday at 2 p.m. in her home in the Talma community, will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Bethlehem Baptist church. The Rev. Philip ROBINSON will officiate and burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the family residence, eight miles northeast of Rochester, until 10 a.m. Tuesday.
In poor health for the past two years, Mrs. Snipes had been seriously ill for two months.
Born Aug. 3, 1906, at Prestonsburg, Ky., she had come to the Talma community 23 years ago from that city. Her marriage was March 1, 1928, at Prestonsburg to William T. SNIPES, who survives. She attended the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Also surviving are four sons, Ivory [SNIPES], Fort Wayne, Donald and Arnold [SNIPES], both of Rochester, and Albert [SNIPES], at home; three daughters, Joyce, Catherine and Bernice [SNIPES], all at home; her father, David OSBORN, Prestonsburg, Ky.; one sister, Mrs. Bessie BANKS, Prestonsburg and four grandchildren.
The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Albert B. Wolf
Albert B. WOLF, 99, 501 Ohio street, died at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home after an illness of three years.
Born Jan. 8, 1861 in Fulton county, he had lived here his entire life. He was married July 11, 1896 to Canna M. BIGGS, who died in 1954.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel WIDEMAN, Rochester; four grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. William KEITH officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jesse R. Musselman
Jesse R. MUSSELMAN, 74, died at 2:20 a.m. today in his home two miles north of Twelve Mile. He had been ill three months.
A lifetime resident of the Twelve Mile community, he was born Jan. 2, 1886 in Adams township, Cass county, the son of James S. and Susan WHITMEYER MUSSELMAN. He was a farmer.
Mr. Musselman was married Feb. 10, 1909, in Mexico, Ind., to Mina EWEN. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Arlene [MUSSELMAN], and a grandson, Stanley, all at home, and three brothers, John, Elmer and Nathan [MUSSELMAN], all R.R. 1, Twelve Mile. A son, Clifford [MUSSELMAN], and a sister, preceded him in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with Frank GUYER officiating. Burial will be in the Mud Creek chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Henry H. Moore
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Henry H. MOORE, 72, who died Saturday at 1:45 p.m. in his home 2 1/2 miles east of Rochester on Ind. 14. He had been ill two years, seriously for four months.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE of the Rochester E.U.B. church 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. Moore, a retired farmer, was born on April 25, 1887, not far from his last residence and had spent his entire life in this community. He was married at Rochester Aug. 2, 1911, to L. Pearl TIMBERS, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maxine ZERBE and Miss Clarice MOORE, both of South Bend; one son, Cecil [MOORE], Rochester; one brother, Homer [MOORE], Rochester; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

James T. Richardson
James T. RICHARDSON, Indianapolis advertising executive, died of cancer at the age of 36 years Saturday at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis after three months' illness.
Mr. Richardson was a native of Macy and a graduate of Macy high school. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas RICHARDSON, now reside in North Mancheser. His mother is the former Nine HURST of Macy.
Among the survivors are two cousins from Rochester, Mrs. Clay [Ruth] SMITH and Robert QUICK, and aunts and uncles of Macy, Blaine HURST, Mrs. Mae FOWLER and Mrs. Ruth QUICK.
Mr. Richardson was vice president of Caldwell Larking and Sidener Van Riper Inc., advertising agency in Indianapolis. He was a Purdue university graduate and had worked in advertising at Detroit, South Bend, Louisville and Evansville before going to Indianapolis.
He leaves a wife, two sons, a daughter and two sisters. Last rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek mortuary with burial in Graceland cemetery at Valparaiso.

Tuesday, March 22, 1960

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Wednesday, March 23, 1960

Reuben Carr
Walber Reuben CARR, 75, who had lived in Rochester all his life except for the last six months, died at 2 a.m. today in South Bend, where he was living with a daughter, Mrs. Al (Dorothy) WYATT. He had been seriously ill for three days.
A native of Rochester, he was born Sept. 4, 1884 to Jay and Elizabeth DARR CARR. He was married here in 1914 to Mattie DUDGEON, who died in 1947.
Mr. Carr was a lifetime member of the Eagles lodge here. He retired from farming in 1941.
Surviving besides Mrs. Wyatt are two other daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) BRADLEY, Rochestr, and Mrs. Robert (Harriett) BELL, Marion; four sons, DeVerl [CARR], Rochester; George [CARR], Burbank, Cal.; Jay [CARR], South Bend, and Lewis [CARR], Indianapolis; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Mel (Lou) HILL, Rochester, and Mrs. Maude CRAVEN, South Bend. The parents preceded him in death.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home here, where friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Fannie Shields
Miss Fannie SHIELDS, 88, Akron, died at 3:45 a.m. today in the Prairie View rest home in Warsaw after an illness of 20 months. She had lived in the Akron community for the last 60 years.
Miss Shields, a retired milliner, had operated a hat shop in Akron for 45 years.
Born in Rochester Jan. 22, 1872, she was the daughter of Samuel and Mollie BURCH SHIELDS. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the W.S.C.S. and Loyal Workers class of the church.
Surviving are two cousins, Don BURCH, Akron, and Mrs. Ross CROSS, Fort Wayne.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Tom Haupert funeral home at Akron. The Revs. Claude FAWNS and Maurice KESSLER will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Frank L. McKee
Frank L. McKEE, 68, Lafayette, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Elizabeth hospital in Lafayette.
Born Nov. 11, 1891, at Kokomo, he was the son of Marion and Laura MORROW McKEE. He was married to Grace METZGER, who died in 1943. A carpenter, he was a member of the Carpenters' Local 215 of Lafayette.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Evelyn) FOSTER, Rochester; and Mrs. Jean ACKERET, Milwaukee, Wis.; two sons, George [McKEE], Kokomo, and Franklin [McKEE], Brooklyn, NY.; two brothers, Howard [McKEE], Goshen, and Fred [McKEE], Kokomo; one sister, Mrs. Charles (Pearl) HILL, South Bend, and thirteen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Ellers chapel in Kokomo with burial at Memorial Park cemetry in that city. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tamara Sue Noftsger
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Tamara Sue NOFTSGER, nine-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack NOFTSGER, 1007 Jefferson street, who died at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.
Ill since Sunday, the infant was admitted to the hospital about three hours before death.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The infant was born here June 5, 1959, the daughter of Jack and Janice HINKLE NOFTSGER. Surviving, besides the parents, are a brother, Jack [NOFTSGER], II, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe HINKLE, R.R. 3, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mrs. Anna Burnett NOFTSGER of Rochester and Frank NOFTSGER of Peru; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Florence SAMPSON, Indianapolis, and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merr STRONG, R.R. 5, Rochester.

Thursday, March 24, 1960

Reuben Carr
Final rites for Walter Reuben CARR, 75, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home here. The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Carr, who had lived here all his life, except for the last six months, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday in South Bend, where he was living with a daughter.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, March 25, 1960

Otto D. Gretona
Otto Diessle GRETONA of Rochester, known throughout the nation as a high-wire performer, died during his sleep early this morning of a heart attack. Mr. Gretona, who was 55 years old, was spending the winter in Sarasota, Fla.
He had been in ill health for the past two years with a heart condition.
Born April 28, 1904, in Landau, Germany, Mr. Gretona came to this country in 1929 as a member of the high-wire act, The Gretonas, known throughout Europe at that time. The Gretonas joined the Ringling Brothers-Barnum and Bailey Circus and toured seven seasons with that show.
In 1937 the Gretonas joined the new Cole Brothers Circus and came to Rochester when the show established winter quarters here. The family maintained its winter home here after the Cole show left the city following a disastrous fire in winter quarters in 1940. He resided at 203 East 14th street.
Since leaving the Cole show, Mr. Gretona had toured the country with his high-wire act, first with his son, Enrico [GRETONA], and for the past few years with his two daughters, Shirley and Gloria [GRETONA]. The latter two have been standout performers on the high-wire, Enrico retiring from the act several years ago.
During the winters, the family had resided in Sarasota to practice new routines for the ensuing entertainment season.
Also surviving is his wife, the former Margaret SCHNEIDER, whom he married in 1927 at Landau. Mr. Gretona also leaves one grandchild, Kimberly.
Funeral services are incomplete. Burial likely will be in Sarasota.

William H. McDougle
William H. McDOUGLE, 77, who had operated a service station in Fulton for many years, died at 1 a.m. today in a hospital at Pittsburgh. He had been ill one week.
Mr. McDougle had lived the last four years in Pittsburgh with a niece, Mrs. Robert (Olive) BARKER, a former Rochester resident. He had moved from Fulton to Rochester, lived here three years, then moved to Pittsburgh.
The son of Joshua and Lillie EWING McDOUGLE, he was born in Fulton county Sept. 11, 1882. He was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
His first marriage was on Nov. 15, 1911 to Mary REDD, who died April 22, 1935. His second marriage was to Winifred HAZLETT, who died Aug. 25, 1954.
Surviving besides Mrs. Barker are two brothers, Frank and Harry [McDOUGLE], both of Fulton, and nieces and nephews. Four sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Services will be in the Ditmire chapel at Fulton Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Arthur TRUEX officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Sunday.

Saturday, March 26, 1960

Dr. Donald E. Gorseline
Final rites for Dr. Donald E. GORSELINE, a Kewanna native who was a professor at Bradley university, Peoria, Ill., will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home here. Dr. Newman S. JEFFREY of Kokomo will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The rites here will be preceded by services at 10 a.m. Monday in the Wilton chapel in Peoria. Friends may call at the funeral home here after 6 p.m. Monday.
Dr. Gorseline was visiting friends and relatives in Rochester when he suffered a heart attack and died about 3 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital. He was director of adult education at Bradley when he died.
Born March 28, 1895, he was the son of John and Elizabeth FELDER GORSELINE. He was married Aug. 3, 1930, to Helen STEWART.
Dr. Gorseline was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Methodist church, Cass county American Legion post, Kewanna Masonic Lodge 546, King Solomon Royal Arch Masons 5, Louisville, Ky., Knights Templar 4, Phi Sigma Pi fraternity and Sigma Xi educational fraternity.
Surviving are the widow; two brothers, Dr. John GORSELINE, Logansport, and Robert [GORSELINE], Peru; three sisters, Mrs. Louise ZELLERS, Kewanna, Mrs. Mildred COFFMAN, Lucerne, and Mrs. Doris BOOSE, a Frankfort teacher, now in Europe.

Dorothy Ruffing
Mrs. Leo [C.] (Dorothy D.) RUFFING, 45, was found dead in her home on R.R. 3, Argos, shortly after noon Friday by her husband. Dr. Marshall E. STEIN, Marshall county coroner, placed time of death at about 11:30 a.m. Friday. She died of coronary occlusion.
Mrs. Ruffing had been in good health, but had complained of not feeling well Friday morning, her husband said.
Born in Sturgis, Mich., May 22, 1914, she was the daughter of Werner and Frances DUNLAP BRADFIELD. As a child she moved to the Argos community, where she lived the rest of her life.
She was married to Leo [C.[ RUFFING on June 26, 1936, in Marshall county. She was a member of the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid and was vice president of the Green Township Home Demonstration club.
Surviving are the husband; her father, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Kathryn) SHIREMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Orville (Freda) BEHRMAN, Dowagiac, Mich.; two brothers, Donald BRADFIELD, Hialeah, Fla., and Kenneth BRADFIELD, Dowagiac. A daughter, Elizabeth [RUFFING], died in 1950 and her mother died in 1955.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos, with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Lou Grove
Lou GROVE, 78, former Newcastle township trustee, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday in his home at Talma of a coronary condition.
A lifelong resident of the Talma vicinity, Mr. Grove operated the first telephone exchange in that community after it was founded by his father. The exchange was sold to the Rochester Telephone company in 1926. Mr. Grove also worked at one time for the U.S. Internal Revenue Department out of South Bend.
He was born in Talma May 14, 1881 to Simon and Elizabeth MENTZER GROVE. On June 5, 1917, he was married to Celia Ann BRYANT, who died March 25, 1957. Mr. Grove was a 55-year member of the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Linnie IMLER, Logansport; Mrs. Ora BYRER, South Bend, and Mrs. Lesa SAFFORD, Waynesville, N.C.; two brothers, Oliver [GROVE], Rochester, and Archie [GROVE], Mishawaka, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, two sisters and his parents preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 28, 1960

Ethel Kochenderfer
Mrs. Ethel KOCHENDERFER, 74, 630 1/2 Main street, died Saturday at 7:10 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for 6 1/2 hours. Death came after a short illness from a heart ailment.
Born Dec. 26, 1885, near Macy she was the daughter of Jess and Elizabeth THOMPSON SLUSSER. She was married April 17, 1907 at Rochester to Joseph S. KOCHENDERFER, who died in 1938. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Wendell S. DUZENBERY, R.R. 5, Rochester; one son, Von KOCHENDERFER, Palo Alto, Cal.,; one sister, Mrs. Faye HARTMAN, Evansville; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Laura Wines
Mrs. Laura WINES, 83, Akron, died at 3 a.m. today at St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne after a year's illness.
Born Dec. 22, 1876, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Henry and Julia NORRIS BOWEN. She was married to Theodore WINES, who survives. Mrs. Wines had spent her entire life in the Akron and Roann communities.
She was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Fern) PRESTON, Wabash, and Mrs. Herman (Minnie) BEAMER, Warsaw; nine grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. One daughter and one grandchild preceded her in death. Mrs. Wines was the last survivor of five children of her family.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating, assisted by the Rev. Maurice KESSLER. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, March 29, 1960

[no obits]

Wednesday, March 30, 1960

Robert B. Thomas
Robert Byron THOMAS, 52, lifelong resident of Rochester and Fulton county, died about 7 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health for the past six weeks and in serious condition for the last two weeks. Mr. Thomas owned and operated the Thomas service station at the south edge of the city.
Born April 11, 1907, in Fulton county, he was the son of David and Myrtle MEHRLEY THOMAS. He was married May 27, 1928, to Gladys L. REDINGER.
Survivors are the widow, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Everett (Ruthann) LANTZ, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Thomas (Eilien) MELTON, Tachikaua Air Base, Japan; Mrs. Donald (Juanita) TOMLINSON, Fort Wayne; one son, PFC Bryan Allen THOMAS, USMC, Guam; ten grandchildren; three brothers, Harry [THOMAS], Culver; Harold [THOMAS], Niles, Mich.; and Hubert [THOMAS], Dowagiac, Mich.; several nieces and nephews. The parents and two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending the arrival of the family. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Tuesday, March 31, 1960

Robert Thomas
Last rites will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home here for Robert THOMAS, who died Wednesday. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate.
Burial will be at Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Thomas, 52, a lifelong resident of Rochester and Fulton county and owner-operator of the Thomas garage at the south edge of the city, died after an illness of six weeks.

Friday, April 1, 1960

Lulu Zartman
Mrs. Lulu ZARTMAN, 79, died at her home on R.R. 1, Macy, today at 4 a.m. She had lived in the Macy community for 56 years. Mrs. Zartman had been in ill health for the last six years.
She was born Dec. 28, 1880, at Peru, and married Benjamin F. ZARTMAN Jan. 28, 1903. Her husband died in 1925. She was the daughter of Alfred and Christina VALENTINE BURNS.
Mrs. Zartman was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ester POWELL; two grandchildren; one brother, Robert BURNS, Detroit, Mich., and one step-daughter, Mrs. Estil GINN of Florida.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Macy Methodist church. The Rev. Richard SUMNER will officiate. Burial will be at the Plainview cemetery in Macy.
Friends may call at the residence two miles north of Macy after 4 p.m. Saturday and until noon on Sunday, and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Sunday.
The Tom Haupert funeral home of Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Amy Miller
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Bunker Hill Methodist church for Mrs. Amy MILLER, 80, Kokomo, who died in that city Thursday after a long illness. She and her husband, the late Carl MILLER, formerly resided in the Green Oak community here.
Burial will be in the Springdale cemetery west of Bunker Hill. Friends may call at the Allen funeral home in Bunker Hill after 7 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Miller leaves only one survivor, a nephew, Lloyd COONEY, of Kokomo.

Flossie Yeagley
Mrs. Flossie YEAGLEY, 74, Akron, died at 10:15 Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Wednesday. She had been a resident of Akron for 55 years.
She and her husband owned and operated a jewelry store in Akron for several years. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Mrs. Yeagley was born Jan. 22, 1886, in Springfield, Mo. She was married June 4, 1907, to Kelsey YEAGLEY, who died in 1942.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Maurice KESSLER. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron after noon Saturday and until noon Sunday at which time the body will be moved to the church to lie in state for one hour.

Saturday, April 2, 1960

Ellis Barker
Funeral services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna for Ellis V. BARKER, 72, 1220 Wabash avenue, who died in Woodlawn hospital Thursday afternoon. He formerly resided near Kewanna, moving to Rochester two years ago after retiring from farming.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Barker was born in Pulaski county Oct. 7, 1887, the son of Richard and Susan LONG BARKER. He was married to Monnie B. MOORE on April 15, 1911, and was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are the wife, at home; one son, the Rev. Vern E. BARKER, Compton, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Edith MATTHEWS, Lakeside, Cal., and Mrs. Doris HOOD, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel CARPENTER and Mrs. Zola SHRIVER, both of Logansport, and eight grandchildren.

Estil Geier
Estil GEIER, 48, 530 West Fourth street, manager of the Geier Gas company on Ind. 14 east of the city limits, died at 8:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of heart trouble.
Mr. Geier had had a slight heart condition for some time. Monday, he suffered a heart attack just outside a local doctor's office.
The body has been rmoved to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here, where rites are pending.

Monday, April 4, 1960

Naomi Richardson
Mrs. Naomi RICHARDSON, 71, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Morrett, Mo. She had been in ill health for the past two years.
Born Nov. 15, 1888, near Culver, she resided there until after her marriage to Cass RICHARDSON in 1908. He died in 1940. She had resided in Blue Island, Ill., at the home of her daughter for several years. Mrs. Richardson was the daughter of Oliver Ray and Delia MALONEY STEVENS.
Mrs. Richardson was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Blue Island, Ill.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Norwood SWARTZ, Blue Island, Ill., Mrs. Herschel HORME, Cassville, Mo.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Cecil STEVENS, Hammond; Roscoe STEVENS, Culver, and Frank STEVENS.
Funeral services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Kindall SANDS of the Culver Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be at Poplar Grove cemetery near Culver.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after noon Tuesday.

Earl A. Looker
Earl A. LOOKER, 78, died Saturday at 5 p.m. at his home on R.R. 6, Rochester, south of the Cass-Fulton county line on Ind. 25. He had resided there for 14 years, moving from Logansport.
Born Jan. 31, 1882, in Ohio, he was the son of Joseph and Ella YOUNG LOOKER. Surviving are his wife, Dixie [LOOKER]; one daughter, Mrs. Olieva HUPP, Logansport; one son, Logansport, eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clifford [LOOKER], Bradford, O.; Chalmer [LOOKER], Lafayette; Guy [LOOKER], Kokomo; and one sister, Mrs. Mabel GRANT, Flora.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the Chase-Miller funeral home in Logansport.

Estil Geier
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for [Estil C.] GEIER, 530 West Fourth street, who died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital of a heart ailment.
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.
Mr. Geier, owner and operator of the Geier Gas Company, Inc., on the north shore of Lake Manitou, formerly operated a truck freight dock here. He was born Feb. 16, 1912, in Grass Creek and had spent most of his life in the Rochester community.
He was married Nov. 19, 1938, to Mary [E.] KLECKNER, who survives. Mr. Geier was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church and of the Fulton County Conservation club.
Also surviving are a son, Robert [GEIER], at home; his mother, Mrs. Ethel GEIER, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Lura HOYT, Santa Monica, Cal.

Fred Moore
Fred MOORE, 89, a resident of the Rochester community for 75 years, died at 6:08 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ida Katherine) BURWELL, in the Burton community. Although he had been in failing health for three years, his death was unexpected.
Mr. Moore had been active in farming until 15 years ago. For a number of years he was a deputy Rochester township assessor.
Born in Mishawaka Oct. 3, 1879, he was the son of W. W. and Catherine ANDERSON MOORE. He came to Rochester from Mishawaka.
Mr. Moore was married June 29, 1913 in Rochester to Mae MATHIAS, who died April 8, 1948. He was a 50-year member of the Burton Methodist church.
Surviving besides Mrs. Burwell are a son, Lee [MOORE], also of the Burton community; a granddaughter; four grandsons; a brother, Ross [MOORE], Rochester and several nieces and nephews. A son, five sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Burton Methodist church with the former pastor, the Rev. Dale HAMILTON of Monon, officiating. The Rev. Harry SHEWMAKER will assist. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here from 10 a.m. Tuesday until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 5, 1960

Harry V. Minter
Harry V. "Peck" MINTER, 79, who resided on the west shore of Lake Manitou near the Dam Landing hotel, died at 6:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. In failing health for the past three months, he was admitted to the hospital Monday.
Born Jan. 29, 1881, at Gilead, he was the son of Salome and Harriett MITCHELL MINTER. He came to Rochester 14 years ago from Akron. His marriage was Feb. 15, 1932, at Van Wert, O., to Sadie REITER, who survives.
Mr. Minter was a retired shoe factory employee. He was a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge.
A son, Harry [MINTER], Jr., preceded him in death in 1953.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Delmar KRUEGER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Allen Ballieul
Relatives here have received word that Allen BALLIEUL, Southwick, Mass., died Monday morning.
Mr. Ballieul's wife is the former Geraldine ROUCH of Rochester. A brother, Norman BALLIEUL of Rochester, and four children also survive.

Richard Ladd
Richard LADD, 81, former Argos resident who had lived at the Stiglitz hotel in East Chicago for the last 30 years, died Monday at St. Catherine hospital in East Chicago. He had been in failing health for the last year and a half.
Mr. Ladd was born in Argos May 5, 1878 to Basil and Marium ROBERTS LADD. He had spent most of his life in East Chicago. He was a retired steel worker.
Mr. Ladd was one of eight children. His only survivor is a sister, Mrs. Clyde (Linda) BOWELL of Argos.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Elwood ANDERSON officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Ollie Campbell
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Thompson funeral home at Brookston for Ms. Ollie CAMPBELL, 83, Kewanna, who died Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Goldie KLISKHAMER, Brookston.
Friends may also call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Mrs. Campbell also is survived by a foster-daughter, Mrs. Mildred LIVENGOOD, Kewanna. Her marriage was to William CAMPBELL, who prcceded her in death.

Wednesday, April 6, 1960

Lottie L. Harris
Funeral rites for Mrs. Lottie L. HARRIS, 83, R.R. 1, Rochester, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home at Logansport. The Rev. J. E. CAMPBELL will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Harris, former resident of Logansport, died Tuesday morning at Woodlawn hospital here.
She was born Aug. 1, 1876, the daughter of William and Margaret ARNOLD BRYNER. She was married to Thomas HARRIS, who died Jan. 6, 1946.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Herman MYERS and Mrs. May BARE, both of South Bend; Mrs. Francis GILSINGER, Logansport; three sons, James [HARRIS], Logansport, Charles [HARRIS], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Merle [HARRIS], Peru; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie KIPP, Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Tressie CASTNER, Mifflintown, Pa., and one brother, Jack [BRYNER].

Mary Ellithorp
Mrs. Mary Rosalie THRUSH ELLITHORP died at the age of 39 years this morning at 6:55 o'clock in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lotus THRUSH, 314 West 11th street.
Death came after a year's illness. Mrs. Ellithorp, who formerly resided in Gary, had returned to her parents' home here seven months ago because of illness.
Born June 9, 1929, at Kokomo, she had spent most of her life in Rochester and graduated from Rochester high school. Her parents are Lotus T. and Lela Jane THOMAS THRUSH. Her marriage was May 17, 1940, at Rochester to John D. ELLITHORP, Gary.
Mrs. Ellithorp, had been employed as a medical accountant in the Methodist hospital at Gary until her final illness. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Tri Kappa sorority, both of Rochester, and of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband, of Gary; two sons, John Dale [ELLITHORP], 18, and Gary Dean [ELLITHORP], almost 3; the parents; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Vivian) SCHEID and Mrs. Betty THRUSH HAYDEN, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Jack (Shirley Ann) ANDERSON, Logansport, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dan FOSTER, Elwood.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Thursday, April 7, 1960

[no obits]

Friday, April 8, 1960

Wilbur R. Mollencupp
Wilbur R. "Bill" MOLLENCUPP, 43, R.R. 4, Logansport and a native of Kewanna, died in Memorial hospital at Logansport Thursday at 1:55 p.m. In ill health the last few years, he was admitted to the hospital Sunday.
Born in Kewanna April 28, 1916, he was the son of Charles and Ada COOK MOLLENCUPP. He was married to Eileen LERCH on Sept. 14, 1940.
Mr. Mollencupp was employed at Muelhausen Spring company in Logansport. He was a member of the Market Street Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Patty Lou [MOLLENCUPP], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mary RADERSTORF and Mrs. Bess ENGLE, both of Kewanna; two brothers, Edward [MOLLENCUPP], Kewanna, and George [MOLLENCUPP], Rochester.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport after 7 p.m. today.

Oris A. Grossman
Oris A. GROSSMAN, 80, lifelong resident of Marshall county, died at 3 p.m. Thursday in his home on R.R. 2, Argos. Cause of death was a sudden heart attack. He was a retired farmer.
Born Dec. 4, 1879, in Marshall county, he was the son of David and Catherine WHISTLER GROSSMAN.
He was married in 1908 to Jennie WELDY who died in 1942. In 1945 he married Mrs. Cora STEPHENSON, who survives.
Mr. Grossman was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Plymouth.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Calvin (Juanita) PEREGINE, South Bend, and Mrs. Harold (Vera) UNGER, Indianapolis; one son, Therald GROSSMAN, Plymouth; one stepson, Paul STEPHENSON, Argos; one step-daughter, Mrs. William (Beatrice) CHAPMAN, Argos; two grandchildren and several step-grandchildren.
Services will be in the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Sunday. Paul SWEARINGEN of Plymoth will officiate. Burial will be at the New Oak hill cemetery in Plymouth.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Saturday, April 9, 1960

Wilbur R. Mollencupp
Final rites will be at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport at 1 p.m. Monday for Wilbur R. "Bill" MOLLENCUPP, Kewanna native who died Thursday. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A resident of near Logansport, Mr. Mollencupp died in Memorial hospital at Logansport after being in failing health the last few years. He was admitted to the hospital Sunday.

Julius M. Becker
Julius M. BECKER, 84, Plymouth, died at his home at 6:10 p.m. Friday after an extended illness. He was the brother of John BECKER, Rochester, and Miss Emma BECKER and Ernest BECKER, both of Fulton.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth. Dr. Roscoe WILSON of South Bend and the Rev. D. C. KIME of Plymouth will officiate. Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 - 9 p.m. today and from 2 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, April 11, 1960

Terry Gene Lowe
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Fulton Baptist church for Terry Gene LOWE, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Voris LOWE, R.R. 2, Macy, who died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Indianapolis Methodist hospital after a three-week illness.
The Rev. John TURLEY will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, junction of U.S. 31 and Ind. 16, and at the church an hour before the funeral.
Born Dec. 21, 1948, he was the son of Voris "Bus" and June BEAN LOWE. A fourth-grade student at Fulton school, he had attended Twelve Mile school until 1957. He was a member of the Hoover Methodist church.
Surviving are the parents; two brothers, Ronnie and Timmy [LOWE], both at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac LOWE, Rochester, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John BEAN, Hoover.

Tuesday, April 12, 1960

Frank McFarlin
Funeral services were conducgted this afternoon at the McCain funeral home near Denver for Frank McFARLIN, 74, Denver, who died Saturday in Woodlawn hospital here. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery at Denver.
Mr. McFarlin had been in ill health several months. His wife, the former Frances BOWEN, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha HICKMAN, R.R.5, Kokomo, survive.

Col. Robert Rossow
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Culver Military Academy for Col. Robert ROSSOW, 79, former Academy superintendent and former head of Indiana state police.
Col. Rossow died at 9 a.m. Monday in Culver, where he was living in retirement. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.
Founder of the Academy's famed Black Horse Troop, Col. Rossow also had directed the summer woodcraft camp, summer cavalry camp as well as being commander of cadets. He retired in 1945 from Academy service, returned in 1952 as mess hall superintedent and then retired again in 1957.
From 1947 until 1949, he was superintendent of the Indiana state police.
A native of Delray, Mich., he served the Philippines with the 14th U.S. Cavalry. During World War i, he was commander of a machine gun battalion in France and later served in Germany with the army of occupation. He became a colonel in the cavalry reserve corps in 1924.
Among survivors are the wife, one son and one daughter.

Wednesday, April 13, 1960 to Thursday, April 14, 1960

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Friday, April 15, 1960

Emma Mow
Emma (STECH) MOW, 85, died suddenly about 2 p.m. Thursday at her home near Rochesrter in the Richland Center community where she had lived 17 years. She was found by several neighbors, who summoned Coroner Dr. Howard ROWE and Sheriff Willard CLARK to investigate.
Mrs. Mow was born to Jacob and Ketherine STECH April 10, 1875, in Dillingsville, Ind. On June 14, 1905, she married Floyd V. MOW, who died Feb. 22, 1960.
Mrs. Mow was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Floyd MOW, Jr., Roseville, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Sophia AUSTIN, Los Angeles, Cal.; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was one of a family of eight. One son; three sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Services will be at 12 noon Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home in Rochester. The Rev. Dale HAMILTON of the Monon Methodist church will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Harry SHOEMAKER of the Richland Center Methodist church. Burial will be at the Riverview cemetery in South Bend.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 16, 1960

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Monday, April 18, 1960

Maggie Ladd
Final rites were conducted this afternoon for Mrs. Maggie LADD, 86, Argos, who died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Landis nursing home at Argos.
The Rev. Fred CROWN of the Argos First Baptist church officiated and burial was in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Mrs. Ladd, a resident of Argos since 1926, died after an illness of several years.
She was born near Fostoria, O., Sept. 8, 1873, to Samuel and Phoebe NEWHOUSE DRIETZLER. She lived in Detroit for many years, then moved to Argos.
In 1899, she was married to John LADD, who died in 1953. Mrs. Ladd was a member of the Argos First Baptist church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Inez WHITE, Argos; one niece, and two nephews.

Tuesday, April 19, 1960

Edward S. Arter
Edward S. ARTER, 84, Akron, died today at 7:15 a.m. in his home after a year's illness. He had been seriously ill for six months.
Born March 2, 1876, in Akron, he had spent his lifetime in that community. His parents were Philip and Feba MOWE ARTER and he was married at Rochester June 24, 1899, to Mary THOMPSON, who survives.
Mr. Arter was a retired express daryman and iceman. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Doris) OSBORN, Ithaca, N.Y.; two grandchildren; a brother, Sam [ARTER], South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Ben [WILTSHIRE], Macy. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating, assisted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron and until noon Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to services.

Henry A. Zellers
Henry Arthur ZELLERS, 83, former surveyor of Fulton county, died this morning about 4 o'clock of a heart attack in his home at Kewanna. He had been in ill health several years.
Mr. Zellers lived alone. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, and his deputy, Dr. Carson McGUIRE, investigated and established the cause of death.
Born May 27, 1876, in Kewanna, he was the son of Samuel and Louisa MYERS ZELLERS. He had spent his lifetime in Kewanna.
A 50-year member of the Kewanna Masonic lodge, he formerly operated the "Z Shop", in Kewanna, a tinning, metalworking and tool repair business. Mr. Zellers was elected county surveyor as a Republican in 1910 serving a two-year term. Afterward, he also was deputy surveyor in Marshall county.
Surviving are two brothers, William [ZELLERS], Kewanna, and Roy [ZELLERS], El Jon, Cal., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery, where Masonic rites will be conducted. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Samuel O. Fishburn
Samuel O. FISHBURN, a resident of the Argos vicinity for many years, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday in his home 1 1/2 miles south of Argos on U.S. 31 after an illness of two years. He was 88 years old.
Born in Mifflin, O., Nov. 25, 1871, he was the son of Samuel and Margaret McCLURE FISHBURN. At an early age, he moved to Denver, Ind., and from there to Marshall county. He was a retired farmer.
On June 28, 1899, Mr. Fishbrn married Carrie L. BUTLER, who died Feb. 19, 1914. On Aug. 31, 1929, he married Della Pearl BODEY, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Herschel (Hazel) HIBSCHMAN, Warsaw; a son, Lowell [FISHBURN], Littletown, Colo; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-granchildren; a sister, Mrs. Cora NEWCOMB, Fullton, N.Y., and a brother, Arthur [FISHBURN], Culver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Fred CROWN officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery near Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, April 20, 1960

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Thursday, April 21, 1960

T. Sherman Hiatt
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac for T. Sherman HIATT, 94, former hardware store owner in Kewanna who died Monday in Long Beach, Cal. He had lived in California 40 years.
The Rev. Fred WINFLE will officiate and burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery in Winamac. Friends may call at the fneral home.
Mr. Hiatt was born Aug. 10, 1865, in Fulton county and was the son of Harmon and Margaret DENNY HIATT. His wife died in 1935.
He was a member of the Winamac Methodist church. Surviving are a half-sister, Mrs. Emma THOMAS, Gregory, Mich., and two half-brothers, Edward HIATT, Kewanna, and John HIATT, Royal Center.

Friday, April 22, 1960

Russell B. Richards
Russell B. RICHARDS, 59, Crescent City, Fla., a native of Rochester, died Wednesday at Veteran's hospital in Ateen, N.C.
Mr. Richards had been in ill health for several years with a heart ailment. He formerly was associated with the U. S. Federal Fish Hatcheries here.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Buster PRYER, and two grandchildren, all of Crescent City; his mother, Mrs. Charles RICHARDS, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline RICHARDS, and Mrs. Eva RINGLER, both of Ft. Wayne, and Mrs. Olivene ORISICH, South Bend; four brothers, Clifford [RICHARDS], South Bend, and Rex, John and Robert "Sandy", all of Rochester. Rex, John and Sandy left today for Florida to attend final rites, which will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Crescent City.

Earl F. Fiedler
Earl F. FIEDLER, 77, Lucerne, died Thursday afternoon in St. Joseph's hospital at Logansport.
Among the survivors are a son, Harley [FIEDLER], Kewanna, and a brother, Charles [FIEDLER], also of Kewanna.
Born July 31, 1882, in Cass county, he was the son of Don and Martha POWELL FIEDLER. He was married Dec. 25, 1906, to Myrtle CRIPE, who survives. He was a member of the Zion Methodist church at Lucerne.
Also surviving are another son, Orland [FIEDLER], Lucerne; one daughter, Mrs. Olive REDMAN, Warsaw; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha JASORKO, Loganspot, Mrs. Lovie Van METER, Lucerne, and Mrs. Esther MANNING Lucerne, and another brother, Leonard [FIEDLER], Columbus.
Friends may call after Saturday noon at the residence in Lucerne. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Harrison funeral home at Royal Center is in charge.

Saturday, April 23, 1960

Carrie C. Clyde
Mrs. Carrie Catherine CLYDE. 56, who lived eight miles west of Rochester on R.R. 4, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday in the Miller nursing home here. She had been in failing health for 15 months and a patient at Miller's for two months.
Born Feb. 19, 1904, in Joliet, Ill., she was the daughter of Thomas and Katherine STICKLER HANSEL. She moved to the Rochester vicinity 14 years ago from Joliet. She was married to John J. CLYDE in Chicago on March 5, 1924. She was a member of the St. Joseph church here.
Survivingt, besides the husband, are a daughter, Carole [CLYDE], and a son, Earl [CLYDE], at home, another daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Shirley) MAHKOVER, Joliet; three other sons, Robert [CLYDE], Joliet; Donald [CLYDE], Macomb, Mi., and William [CLYDE], Plymouth; one grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Walter (Estelle) LOWMAN, Manawa, Wis.; Mrs. Lee (Ann) KUBICKI, Mendon, Mich.; Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) WILKINSON, Joliet, and Mrs. John (Lucille) MYERS, Copenhagen, Denmark; three brothers, Thomas, Howard and Fred HANSEL, Joliet,and several nieces and nephews. A son and her parents preceded Mrs. Clyde in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. CDT Monday in the St. Joseph church with Father George LANNING officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery at Monterey. At 8 p.m. CDT Sunday, the Rosary will be recited in the Foster& Good funeral home here, where friends may call after 7 p.m. CST today.

Monday, April 25, 1960

Evelyn M. Knapp
Mrs. Evelyn Marie KNAPP, 40, died Sunday at 12:35 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 10 days. Mrs. Knapp, who resided in the Big Hills addition, had been ill since Feb. 5. Death was due to cancer.
Born Oct. 28, 1919, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Asa and Mayme DEMONEY WHITE. She was married Sept. 3, 1939, at Columbia City to Alden "Torchy" KNAPP, who survives. Mrs. Knapp came to Rochester with her husband and children in 1947.
She was a member of the Grace Methodist church and the Order of Eastern Star and was active as an adult 4-H Club leader.
Surviving, besides her husband, are one daughter, Judy K. [KNAPP], and one son, Phillip [KNAPP], both at home; her parents, Columbia City; two brothers, Kenneth WHITE, South Whitley, and Paul WHITE, Columbia City; one sister, Mrs. Madge HARSHBARGER, Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where the Rochester O.E.S. will conduct its rites at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Charles W. Williams
Charles W. WILLIAMS, 81, died Sunday at 6:10 p.m. in his home south of Argos. Death resulted from injuries sustained in a fall from the roof of his house Saturday.
Born Feb. 16, 1879, at Argos, he had lived there throughout his life. His parents were George and Mary ABRAMS WILLIAMS. His marriage was at Plymouth Dec. 18, 1917, to Mabel Jane RAILSBACK, who survives. Mr. Williams was a former school teacher and attended Valparaiso university.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) MEYER, Pittsburgh; three sons, George [WILLIAMS], Argos; Cecil Everett [WILLIAMS], Woodlawn Hills, Cal., and Carl [WILLIAMS], Inglewood, Cal.; five grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Grace METHENEY, Argos.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Edison EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The family asks that flowers be omitted.

Vivian I. Tillett
Mrs. Vivian Irene TILLETT, 45, died at 8:55 a.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert WAGONER, R.R. 1, Rochester. Mrs. Tillett had been in ill health seven months.
Born Aug. 22, 1914, at Peru, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Gathel TEABOLDT KELLER. She had spent her lifetime in Fulton and Miami counties. Her first marriage was in 1929 to Philip JONES. Her second marriage was in 1950 to Charles TILLETT. Both preceded her in death.
Mrs. Tillett was a member of the Eagles lodge auxiliary at Peru.
Surviing are one daughter, Mrs. Ethel WAGONER, R.R. 1, Rochester, her mother, Mrs. Roscoe KELLER, Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Lyman COVER, and Mrs. Barbara NEWMAN, both of Peru, and four grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru with the Rev. Delmar KRUEGER officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cenetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday noon.

Myrtle Shroyer
Mrs. Myrtle SHROYER, R.R. 2, Macy, died at the age of 68 years Saturday at 5 p.m. in her home. She had been ill nine months.
Born Aug. 22, 1891, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of John and Irene COOPER JAY. She had resided in Fulton county for 10 years. Her first marriage was in 1918 to Larry KOONTZ, who died in 1923. Her second marriage was in 1925 to J. C. SHROYER, who survives.
Mrs. Shroyer was a member of the Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry STOVER, Dallas, Texas; one son, Harold B. SHROYER, Denver, Colo.; and five grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one brother and one sister.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru, with the Rev. Charles OBERLIN officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 26, 1960

Jennie M. Hurst
Mrs. Jennie M. HURST, 71, Mexico, died at 2:17 a.m. today in the Dukes hospital at Peru after a year's illness.
Born in Macy Oct. 20, 1888, she was the daughter of Sylvanus and Mary TROUT SEE. She was married Feb. 5, 1913, at Parshell, N.D., to Scott HURST, who died in 1940. She was a member of the Mexico Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Brig. Gen. Richard M. HURST, Detroit, two daughters, Mrs. Helen RENDEL, Gary, and Mrs. Frances TRESLER, Mexico; three brothers, Emerson SEE, Rochester, Howard SEE, Macy, and Donald SEE, Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia BEECHER, Logansport, and Mrs. Georgia SHOEN, Macy. One sister preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the McCain funeral home near Denver with the Rev. August LUNDQUIST officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

John W. Fall
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for John W. FALL, 91, Kewanna, who died Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jennie BIRD, southwest of Kewanna. He had been in ill health several months.
The Rev. Virden GRAHAM will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Shaffer cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Jan.16, 1869, in Fulton county, he was the son of William and Martha Jane JEFFERIES FALL. He was married in 1895 to Mollie Elizabeth PHILLIPS, who died April 9, 1907.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Bird; two sons, Charles [FALL], South Bend, and William Carl [FALL], Lakeville; nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and one brother, Charles Lowell [FALL]. One daughter preceded him in death.

Ralph L. Lowe
Ralph L. LOWE, 70, Peru, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Wabash Railroad hospital at Peru, where he had been a patient since April 13.
Born near the Fulton-Miami county line July 9, 1889, he was a retired Nickel Plate railroad engineer and a World War I veteran. Among the survivors are several nieces and nephews in the Rochester vicinity.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru with the Rev. A. C. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetry at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 27, 1960

George E. Conaway
George E. CONAWAY, 72, Tiosa, died at 5 p.m. today in Indianapolis General hospital, where he had been admitted 32 hours previously. He had been in poor health five weeks, seriously ill three weeks.
Born Sept. 14, 1887, in Vaughnsville, O., he was the son of Joseph and Mary SIBERT CONAWAY. He had resided in Tiosa 34 years, coming there from Michigan City. His marriage was April 10, 1909, at Rochester to Hazel WRIGHT, who survives.
Mr. Conaway had been employed as a telegraph operator for 35 years before retiring.
Also surviving are two sons, Joseph E. CONAWAY, Rochester, and Ralph W. CONAWAY, Michigan City; his mother, Mrs. Joseph CONAWAY, Delphos, O.; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Vincent (Mabel) WAHMHOFF, Delphos, O., Mrs. Oscar (Lulla) LINDEMAN, Vaughnville, O., and Mrs. Carl (Bertha) KELLY, Frankfort; one brother, Bert CONAWAY, Lima, O., and several nieces and nephews. His father, one brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Brethren church of Tioas with the Rev. Earl RIDDLE officiating, assisted b the Rev. Edgar BERKSHIRE. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday at the residence from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and at the church from 1 - 2 p.m. Saturday.

Roy R. Davis
Roy R. DAVIS, 65, a retired railroad worker, died unexpectedly at 1:30 a.m. today at his home 2 1/2 miles west of Fulton. Cause of death was a heart attack. He had been in ill health for 15 months.
Mr. Davis had lived at his present residence since coming from Walton in 1951.
He retired from the Pennsylvania railroad Jan. 1, 1960 after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Walton Methodist church.
He was born Feb. 24, 1895 in Fentress county, Tenn., to John D. and Ermine STEWART DAVIS.
His first marriage was to Nettie GILLAN, who died in 1920; his second marriage was to Georgia FISHER, who died in 1936; his third marriage was on Oct. 8, 1937 to Francelis TAYLOR, who survives.
Surviving are the wife; four sons, Merle L. [DAVIS], Alexandria; Richard D. [DAVIS], Walton; Wayne E. [DAVIS], Gordon, Ga.; and Robert Roy [DAVIS], Jr., at home; four daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Bessie) CRAIN, Burlington; Mrs. David (Karen Sue) McDOUGLE, Fulton; Janet Ann and Joan [DAVIS], at home, and nine grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton, with the Rev. Raymond SKELLEN officiating. Burial will be at Buffalo cemetery in Buffalo. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. tonight.

Lottie E. Whittenberger
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz fneral home at Akron for Miss Lottie E. WHITTENBERGER, 80, former Akron resident who died at 7 a.m. Tuesday at her home in Goshen. Death came from a heart ailment.
Born Jan. 18, 1880, in Wabash county to Thomas and Ollie HERENDEEN WHITTENBERGER, she had operated a millinery shop in Akron for about 60 years until moving to Goshen five years ago. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
The only survivors are several nieces, nephews and cousins. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
The Rev. Maurice KESSLER will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, April 28, 1960

[no obits]

Friday, April 29, 1960

Ralph Wright
Ralph "Jack" WRIGHT, 63, retired mechanic and former owner of a garage in Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at the home of Alf CARTER, 713 Pontiac street. Death came of a coronoary occlusion. He had been in failing health 10 years and seriously ill 36 hours.
Mr. Wright and his wife, the former Letha BIBLER, had lived with the Carters during the summers and in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., during the winters for the last 10 years. They had returned from Florida two weeks ago.
For 17 years, Mr. Wright operated a garage at 702 Jay street, his home before he retired. He retired because of ill health 10 years ago. Previously he had worked as mechanic at the local Ford agency. He served as a mechanic in the U.S. Army during World War I.
Born Sept. 24, 1896, in Tiosa, he was the son of George B. and Leria RUSH WRIGHT. He was married March 18, 1926 in St. Joseph, Mich.
Mr. Wright was a member of the First Brethren church in Tiosa, a charter member of the Rochester American Legion Post 36 and a member of World War I Barracks 479 here.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Lee (Jon Ann) ROBERTS, Fort Laderdale; a son, George E. [WRIGHT], Fort Wayne, three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Vernie (Pearl) BOWEN, Leiters Ford; a brother, Daurey [WRIGHT], South Bend, and nephews and nieces. His parents, a son and a sister preceded him in death.
Services tentatively are set for 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating, assisted by the Rev. Frederick, KUEBLER of Bremen. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The local American Legion post will conduct military rites at the grveside.

Ethel Dubuque
A Logansport woman, who was enroute to Kewanna, was killed in a two-car collision on Ind. 17, a mile north of Logansport, at 5:10 p.m. Thursday.
She was Mrs. Ethel DUBUQUE, 65, 117 Seventh street, Logansport, who died a half-hour after the accident in Memorial hospital at Logansport. She died of a skull fracture, broken neck and internal injuries.
Mrs. Dubuque was a passenger in an auto driven by Earl LAKINS, 20, Logansport. Their car collided with another auto driven by Frank ZAGAJEWSKI, 44, R.R. 1, Lucerne. Lakins was admitted to the hospital for observation, but sustained only cuts about the face. Jagajewski was not hospitalized.
Mrs. Dubuque is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Clarence NEFF, Logansport, and two sons, Bud [DUBUQUE], Kewanna, and Edward [DUBUQUE], Monticello. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Harrison funeral home, Royal Center.

Saturday, April 30, 1960

[no obits]

Monday, May 2, 1960

Thelma Reveal
Mrs. Thelma REVEAL, 50, native of Kewanna, died Friday in Grand Rapids, Mich. She resided at 1323 Portland street, N.E., in that city.
Mrs. Reveal had been a buyer for Wurzburg department store in Grand Raids for 20 years. She attended Indiana State Teachers college and was a school teacher before moving to Grand Rapids 20 years ago.
Surviving are her husband, Russell [REVEAL]; her father, Alvah CRABB, and her step-mother, Mrs. Amy CRABB, both of Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Ersa SOMMERS and Mrs. Opal GARNER, both of Kewanna, and one half-brother, Alvah CRABB, Jr., Kewanna.
Funeral services and burial were conducted today in Grand Rapids.

Tuesday, May 3, 1960

Milton R. Cline
Final rites were conducted this afternoon in Culver for 89-year-old [Milton] Reno CLINE, Culver, who was killed Saturday afternoon when a discarded tilemaking machine fell on him.
Mr. Cline was working in his hobby workshop when the accident happened. His son, Roth [CLINE], discovered the body in the workshop at the rear of the son's store.
Dr. Marshall E. STINE, Marshall county coroner, said death was due to a fractured cervical verterbra, with spinal cord damage due to trauma.

Wednesday, May 4, 1960

Gene E. Ditmire
Gene E. DITMIRE, longtime funeral director at Fulton, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday while working at the Fulton cemetery north of the town. He was 63 years of age. Mr. Ditmire, a trustee of the cemetery, was discovered shortly after his fatal attack by Warren TATTER, Rochester monument dealer. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, investigated.
Mr. Ditmire was born in Rochester June 13, 1896, the son of Frank and Ida WHITTENBERGER DITMIRE. He had lived in Fulton since 1903 and in 1916 was graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis.
First associated with his father in the funeral business, he and his brother, Ralph, had operated the firm as a partnership since 1932. His marriage was on April 22, 1933, in Logansport to Marie WICKERSHAM, who survives.
Mr. Ditmire was a veteran of World War I duty in the Navy and belonged to the Fulton E.U.B. church, Leroy Shelton American Legion Post in Rochester, Masonic lodge, F. and A.M. in Fulton and World War I Barracks in Rochester. He had been a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association since 1916.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Joe [DITMIRE], at home; one sister, Mrs. Martin (Jessie) LAREAU, Animas, Colo., and one brother, Ralph [DITMIRE], Fulton. His parents and a sister, Mrs. Sarah BLACK, preceded him in death, the latter in 1943.
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. Arthur TRUEX officiating, assisted by the Rev. William KEITH. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday.

William P. Singdlinger
Private rites for William P. SINGDLINGER, 73, R.R. 2, Rochester, a resident of the north shore of Lake Manitou for the last 20 years, were conducted in Indianapolis Monday morning. Cremation followed. A retired meat packing company operator, Mr. Singdlinger died Friday in the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis after a long illness.
Born in Indianapolis, Mr. Singdlinger served on the Marion county liquor board and was a former member of the Marion county sheriff's department. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Indianapolis and the Manitou Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The only survivor is a sister, Mrs. Fredia E. DAVID, Indianapolis.

Thursday, May 5, 1960

William Hindel
William HINDEL, 82, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m. today in an Indianapolis nursing home following an illness of one year.
A Rochester resident for 30 years, Mr. Hindel moved here from Indianapolis. He was born Sept. 7, 1877 and was married to Edith EMILY.
Mr. Hindel retired as a detective for the U.S. Marshal's office after five years in that post. For 20 years before that he was with the State fire marshal's office as investigator in arson cases.
The only survivor is his wife, who is a patient at the Vollmer nursing home, Indianapolis. Eagle lodgte services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek mortuary in Indianapolis, with burial in Crown Hill cemetery at Indianapolis.

Charles C. Rees
Charles C. REES, 69, a Rochester native who played on Rochester high school's first basketball team in 1907-08, died Wednesday night at his home in Gladwynne, Pa. He had had a circulatory ailment for several years.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton REES, he was a graduate of Rochester high school [1908]. He attended Earlham college, Wabash college, the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and Purdue university.
Most of his business life was connected with the Curtis Publishing company and he was employed as advertising manager of Country Gentleman magazine at the time of his death.
Surviving are the widow, two sons, one brother, Myron [REES], of Bloomington, and two sisters.
Services will be at Gladwynne Friday.

Friday, May 6, 1960

Samuel H. Musselman
Samuel H. MUSSELMAN, former president and cashier of the Macy Citizens Bank, died at 1 a.m. today in his home at Macy. He was 90 years aold. Death came after a six-month illness.
Mr. Musselman served as cashier and president of the bank from 1908 until 1938. Before that, he had taught school and farmed. He was a member of F. & A. M. 523 of Macy, Knights of Pythias of Akron and the Macy Methodist church.
Born April 3, 1870 in Chili, he was the son of William and Susanna KEIM MUSSELMAN. He was married in 1895 to Nellie SWIFT, who died in 1954. His second marriage was in 1958 to [Flora M.] ARTER, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Oren [MUSSELMAN], Macy; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Harvey [MUSSELMAN], Hartford City. One daughter preceded him in death.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Richard SUMNER officiating. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. Friends may call at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Saturday until Sunday noon at the church from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Roy L. Miller
Roy L. MILLER, six-weeks-old son of Norman and Connie BRUMIT MILLER, died Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in St. Joseph hospital at Mishawaka. He had been ill since birth from a heart ailment.
The Millers reside at 5200 Rowentree place, South Bend.
Surviving, besides the parents, are one brother, Miles [MILLER], 4, and a sister, Dana [MILLER], 2; the maternal grandparents, Mr.and Mrs. Lyman BRUMIT, Fort Wayne, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mace ELLIS, Granger.
Rites were held today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Paul CHALFANT of South Bend officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Neil D. Thompson
Neil D. THOMPSON, 67, prominent Argos resident and writer, died of a heart attack Thursday night at South Bend Memorial hospital.
Mr. Thompson was entertaining friends at dinner in a South Bend restaurant when stricken fatally. He was rushed to the hospital but was dead upon arrival at 7 p.m. A resident of 127 1/2 East Walnut street in Argos, Mr. Thompson had suffered from a heart ailment several years.
Argos postmaster from 1943-57, he also had served the town as clerk-treasurer from 1919-29. As a young man, he was salesman for the Fox Film and Sound company and owned and operated the Princess movie theatre in Argos for 20 years.
An accomplished writer and student of local history, Mr. Thompson in rcent years had written many feature articles which were published in The Plymouth Pilot News and The South Bend Tribune.
Born April 1, 1893, at Argos, he had spent his life in that community except for two years' residence in Chicago. He was married Aug. 9, 1924, in Indianapolis to Grayce FINLEY, who survives. His parnts were James and Huldah DAVIS THOMPSON.
Also surviving are one brother, Lloyd [THOMPSON], West Lafayette; one sister, Mrs. Mabel YOUNG, and a niece, Mrs. Marjorie BARTLETT, both of Granada Hills, Cal.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER of Dunkirk officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 7, 1960

Gerald Beebe
Gerald BEEBE, 58, Kentland, died suddenly at 6:30 p.m. Friday. He was the son of Mrs. Clara BEEBE of Nyona Lake.

Monday, May 9, 1960

Kurt Edward Faulstich
Kurt Edward FAULSTICH, five-year-old son of Mrs. Theodore (Wilma HARTMAN) FAULSTICH, Monterey, died Sunday morning in the Riley hospital at Indianapolis after an illness of two weeks. He was born Sept. 26, 1954.
Surviving besides the mother are two brothers, Leon and Neal [FAULSTICH]; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey FAULSTICH, Monterey, and the maternal grandfather, Gregory HARTMAN, Plymouth.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's church in Monterey with Father Charles REMAKLUS officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Kennedy and Braman funeral home in Winamac.

Kirk D. Morrow,
Leo L. Morroe and
Warren L. Cornell, Sr.
Civil Aeronautics Administration inspectors were due in the city this morning to begin an investigation to determine the reason why a Piper Tri-Pacer airplane went into a nosedive Sunday afternoon and carried three men to their deaths in a farm pasture two miles east of Rochester.
Killed instantly in the crash, which occurred about 4:20 p.m., were:
Kirk D. MORROW, 46, 921 Findley street, Logansport, pilot and owner of the four-place plane. He was unmarried.
Leo L. MORROW, 43, brother of Kirk, 214 Erie street, Rochester, the father of three children.
Warren L. "Bud" CORNELL, Sr., 38, of near Fulton, father of eight children.
Federal Aeronautics admnistration officials from Bendix field in South Bend, were called to the scene of the crash Sunday. They inspected the fire-consumed wreckage and interviewed eye-witnesses of the plane's sudden plummet to earth, then ordered the plane's remains held intact for C.A.A. inspectors.
Members of the Rochester Civil Air Patrol set up two-hour watches at the crash site throughout the night to keep away curious spectators until investigators could delve into the reason behind the tragedy.
The red and white plane smashed into the moist earth at the rear of the Don FISHER farm, about two miles east of the city on the old Fort Wayne road. The site of the crash was about three-fourth mile south of the highway.
Speculation surrounding the plane's crash was centered in two theories following police interrogation of persons who had seen or known the participants before the accident.
It was considered likely that the plane encountered icing conditions on its wings, which would have interfered with its control. Joe CARDONA, co-operator of the Rochester airport, was aloft during the afternoon and reported ice forming on his plane's wings at 1,500 feet. The ground temperature at the time of the carsh was a chilly 40 degrees.
Kirk Morrow, the pilot, had 1,300 hours of flying time behind him but only six to eight hours in that particular plane. He had purchased the 1956 model craft only a week ago. Unfamiliarity with the aircraft's performance in an emergency could have contributed to the mishap, it was speculated.
Ceiling at the time of the crash was 2,000 feet, with broken clouds and a high overcast. A northwest wind was blowing at only 8-10 miles per hour and visitility was about 10 miles.
As police reconstructed events, the fateful day began for Kirk Morrow and his friends when he flew his plane from the private field near Logansport where he had kept the craft to the Rochester airport. He was accompanied here by a girl friend, unidentified but who talked with police.
Leo Morrow and Cornell boarded the plane here about 12:30 p.m. The three men flew to the Warsaw airport to obtain a needed part for the plane. Officials at that field said they were on the ground 30 minutes but did not gas the plane.
As yet there is no identification of the plane part which was purchased at Warsaw and how, if at all, this might figurte in the craft's later crash.
Police also have been unable to substantiate a report that the trio flew to South Bend from Warsaw. The South Bend airport has no rcord of such a landing.
In any event, the plane returned to the Rochester airport about 4:15 p.m. and made a low pass over the field, as if to land, but pulled up to the eastward. James SMITH, co-operator of the airport, said that the plane came in to the field crosswind instead of the usual landing pattern of into the wind. However, he believed that a landing could have been made anyway because of the light nature of the wind.
J. O. YOUNG of Kokomo and his son, N. N. [YOUNG], a Purdue university student, were standing in front of their Lake Manitou cottage on the north shore when the plane rose to the east after making a pass at the airport.
J. O. Young said that the craft rose almose straight upward about 300 feet going east as if it was about to go into a loop or a stall. Instead, the pilot made a 180-degree turn to the west, apparently to come back to a landing approach. Suddenly, said Young, the plane turned on its nose and disappeared behind the line of trees on the horizon.
J. N. Young, who was among the first to the crash scene, added that the plane repeated its rising and dipping motion twice before it nosed over. The Youngs had their family summon the sheriff's office and sped in their car toward the crash.
Another witness was Everett SHAFER, whose farm is east of the Fisher home. He told police that he first glimpsed the plane after it turned westward toward the airport. When he saw it, the craft was only about 150 feet high in the air, then skimmed the tree tops and crashed.
Shafer also called police and then drove to the Fisher farm, notifying the latter that a plane was down in the back pasture.
The airplane came into the pasture over a copse of trees. Its right wheel struck the moist ground and then its engine cowl hit. It then bounced about 30 feet and came to a rest in a crumpled heap.
Police were certain that all three men died instantly from crushing head and chest injuries. Fire broke out soon after the crash and, gaining momentum, quickly consumed the plane and the bodies within. Gas from broken tanks saturdated the bodies and aided in their consummation by the flames. Police were on the scene within 10 minutes after the accident and used hand chemical extinguishers in a futile effort to extinguish the fire.
The craft, looking pitifully flimsy on the ground, burned out in a few minutes.
The crankshaft of the engine was snapped off like a twig by the impact of the crash and the engine itself was bent downward by the force.
Fisher said that normally the pasture holds a herd of milk cows, but that they had been moved the day before.
It was three hours after the accident before positive identification was made of the bodies. The names were released after families were notified.
Cornell's wife said that he had between $600 and $700 in cash and checks on his person, at the time of the crash. It was believed that all have been consumed by fire, although an investigation was to be made today.
Verification of the names was an involved procedure. Smith came to the crash scene to determine the make of plane. He remembered such a plane stopping at the local airport. However, the bodies were burned beyond recognition and identification could not be positive.
Dwight NEFF, a Logansport excavator for whom Kirk Morrow worked four years as a bulldozer operator, was summoned to the scene. He picked up a plexiglass cockpit window that was undamaged and immediately identified it as being from Morrow's plane because of a patch which he had helped place upon it himself. Neff, also a pilot, keeps his plane at the same field as did Morrow.
Warsaw airport officials verifid the plane's identification from its wing number and serial number. Some personal effects also were obtained from the bodies after federal aviation officials arrived and approved their release from the plane. Harold FOUTS of the Parkway Body Shop had to be called with a cutting torch to release the bodies from the fuselage framework. A wrist watch, on one of the men was stopped at 4:20 p.m.
The Rochester fire department first sent its large truck to the scene. It became mired in the mud of a meadow after attempting to approach the crash site from the westward. A smaller truck was sent later and reached the scene via a lane from the Fisher barnyard.
Deputy Sheriff Don KARNS' auto also stalled at the scene and had to be towed back to the city with a broken fuel line.
Investigating the crash were State Troopers Larry WAGENKNECHT, John HATCH and John RUSIE, Deputy Karns, City Patrolman Robert TERRY and Sheriff Willard CLARK, who joined the group later after returning from a brief visit out of the city which he began just before the accident.
Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, and Dr. Carson McGUIRE, his deputy, also were on the scene.
Bob GRAY of the Akron Marshal's staff and the Rochester CAP assisted in control of traffic and barring the crash scene from spectators. A special CAP bus was on the scene to dispense refreshments during the night.
Leo Morrow and Cornell both were employed as truck drivers for a South Bend firm that transports new autos.
Double funeral rites will be conducted for the Morrow brothers at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grace Methodist church with the Rev. August LUNQUIST of the Twelve Mile Methodist church officiating assisted by the Rev. Ray MILLS. Burial of Kirk MORROW will be in the Bethlehem cemetery near Twelve Mile. Leo Morrow's burial will be in the Citizens cemetery in Rochester. The bodies will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Leo Lowell MORROW was born in Twelve Mile on Aug. 2, 1916, and had lived in Rochester for the past 20 years, moving here from Twelve Mile. His parents were the late Charles and Adella SCOTT MORROW, the latter now residing at 236 Erie street here.
For the past 11 years, he had been employed by the George F. Burnett Auto Transport firm in South Bend. He was a member of the Twelve Mile Methodist church and the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving, besides his mother and wife, are one daughter, Patricia Ann [MORROW], at home, and two sons, Larry Joe [MORROW], at home, and Allen Lee [MORROW\, with the U. S. Navy stationed in Norfolk, Va.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Warren Lee CORNELL, Sr., was born in Rochester on March 3, 1922, the son of William L. and Elizabeth STEGEMANN CORNELL. He graduated from Rochester high school and had lived in this community his entire life.
The Cornells reside on the Nyona Lake road, a mile east of Ind. 25 and two miles north of Fulton.
Mr. Cornell had worked as a truck driver for the Burnett auto transport firm 8 1/2 years. He was a veteran of World War II.
His marriage was March 5, 1951, at Tracey, Ind., to Florence May THWAITS, who survives. Also surviving ar three sons, Jerry, Warren Lee, [CORNELL], Jr, and Robert, all of home; five daughters, Mrs. Don (Patricia) ABBOTT, Fulton; Beverly Arlene, Sandra Kay, Barbara Jean and Diana Lynn [CORNELL], all at home; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth BROWN TESMER, Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Joesph (Betty) RYNEARSON, Osceola, and Mrs. Fred (Wilma) PARTRIDGE, Mishawaka; his father, William L. CORNELL, Mica, Fla.; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ida CORNELL, residing in the Miller nursing home here, and a half-brother, Donald CORNELL, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. A. L. TRUEX of Fulton E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home afteer 7 p.m. today.
Kirk Duane MORROW was born March 25, 1914, in Adams township of Cass county, and had spent most of his life there, residing the past four years in Logansport. He never married. His parents were Charles Ross and Adella SCOTT MORROW. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Twelve Mile Methodist church.
His only immediate survivor is his mother, 236 Erie street.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Raymond E. Hopple
Raymond E. HOPPLE, 61, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at 3 a.m. today in the West 10th street Veterans hospital at Indianapolis after an illness of seven months. Among the survivors are relatives living near Talma.
Born April 3, 1889 in Bremen, Mr. Hopple had lived for 15 years on R.R. 4, Plymouth. He was the son of Charles and Caroline BIEHL HOPPLE. On April 11, 1925, he married Zatha ALFORD, who survives.
Mr. Hopple was a member of American Legion Post 27 in Plymouth.
Surviving besides the widow ar a daughter, Miss Mary Elizabeth HOPPLE, a student at Indiana university; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph TORDELLA, Gary, and Miss Dorothy HOPPLE and Mrs. Earl McCOLLOUGH, both La Mesa, Cal., and three brothers of Bremen, Oliver, Fred and Walter [HOPPLE].
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Maurice LeFEURE officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetry at Plymouth. Military rites at the graveside will be conducted by the Plymouth American Legion.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Jerry S. Burns
Jerry Seldon BURNS, 67, Akron, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. He had been ill four months.
Born July 20, 1892 in Kosciusko county, he had lived 30 years in LaPorte, and the rest of his life in Akron. He was the son of Robert G. and Margaret ALEXANDER BURNS.
Mr. Burns' wie, Bertha Edna [BURNS], died in 1959. Mr. Burns was a retired meat cutter.
Surviving are a brother, Dewey S. [BURNS], Galien, Mich., and two nieces. A brother, Clair [BURNS], preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in 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.

Tuesday, May 10, 1960

[no obits]

Wednesday, May 11, 1960

Patrick J. Flanigan
The body of Patrick James FLANIGAN, 65, a former resident of Rochester, has been found in the Snake River near Burley in southern Idaho.
Police at Burley said an autopsy was planned to Determine if Floanigan drowned or died of other causes. It was not learned how long the body had been in the river.
A Kokomo address found on the body, led police to Mrs. Edna HANAGAN, who was in charge of a Kokomo mission at which Flanigan had worked. She said Flanigan was morose over the loss of his wife, daughter and sister-in-law in a car-train crash last year near Los Angeles.
Mrs. Hanagan said that Flanigan had resided in Plymouth and Rochester.

Marilyn L. Rathfon
Marilyn Lee RATHFON, 21, Mentone, died Tuesday afternoon at 5:15 o;clock at the Community hospital in Geneva, Ill. Cause of death was an unexpected heart attack. She had been seriously ill since Sunday.
Born in Newcastle Township Aug. 30, 1938, she was the daughter of Everett and Annabell HUNTER RATHFON of Mentone.
Miss Rathfon was a graduate of Talma high school and ws a senior at Wheaton, Ill., college, majoring in music, at the time of her death.
Surviving are the mother and father; one sister, Yvonne [RATHFON], at home; the maternal grandfather, Elmer RATHFON, of Mentone, and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Mentone Baptist church, with the Rev. Irwin OLSON officiating. Burial will be at Sycamore cemetery near Mentone.
Friends may call at the Everett Rathfon residence near Mentone after 7:30 p.m. today. The Johns funeral home in Mentone is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, May 12, 1960 to Saturday, May 14, 1960

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Monday, May 16, 1960

Dennis Edward Showley
Dennis Edward SHOWLEY, infant son of Don and Glenda WILSON SHOWLEY, died at 1:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, five hours after his birth at 8:48 p.m. Sunday.
The Showleys reside near Mt. Zion. Graveside rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here with the Rev. Doyle PAVEY of South Whitley officiating. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge.
Surviving, besides the parents, are one sister, Debbie [SHOWLEY], at home; the maternal grandparents and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn WILSON of Rochester and Mr. and Mrs. Jack WALKER, Flint, Mich., and the paternal grandparents and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SHOWLEY and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur SHOWLEY, all of Kewanna.

Rex Allen Bailey
Graveside funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the I.O.O.F. cemetry here for Rex Allen BAILEY, son of Joseph and Donna GROSSMAN BAILEY, who was stillborn at 11:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. The parents reside on R.R. 4, Peru.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiated at rites. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was in charge.
Surviving are the maternal grandparents, Albert BAILEY of Rochester and Mrs. Jean DAY, Peru, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lott GROSSMAN, Argos, and the great-grandmother, Mrs. Neya CUNNINGHAM, Rochester.

Tuesday, May 17, 1960

[no obits]

Wednesday, May 18, 1960

John Harrison
Word was received today of the death of John HARRISON, 84, native of Grass Creek, at his home in Gold Hill, Ore., on Monday. Funeral rites and burial were in Gold Hill.
Born in Grass Creek, he was the son of John and Jane HARRISON and while a resident of that community made carved gunstocks and operated a photographic studio.
He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Minnie HARRISON, Riverside, Cal. Florence HENDRICKSON of Grass Creek is a cousin.

Hugh H. Padfield
Hugh H. PADFIELD, 78, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 3:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since March 1. He had been in ill health for the past four years.
Born Feb. 18, 1882, in Knox county, Illinois, he had lived in this community since 1943, coming here from Champaign, Ill. His parents were James R. and Josephine NELSON PADFIELD. His first marriage was to Della TURNER, who preceded him in death. His second marriage was to Mary WARNER, who also is deceased.
Mr. Padfield was a retired farmer and construction superintendent.
Surviving are two sons, Earl [PADFIELD], Springfield, Ill., and Willard [PADFIELD], Houston, Texas; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Mrs. Lena McLLOUGH [?], San Francisco, and several nieces and nephews. A sister-in-law, Mrs. Adda BUGSBY, resides on R.R. 6, Rochester.
One sister and three brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge.

Thursday, May 19, 1960

Hugh H. Padfield
Funeral services for Hugh H. PADFIELD, 78, R.R. 6, Rochester, will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Lloyd William OVERMYER officiating.
Mr. Padfield died at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital after an extended illness.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service Friday. The body will be removed to the Forketich funeral home in Carlinville, Ill., Saturday. Burial will be in the Elm Wood cemetery at Litchfield, Ill., where graveside rites will be conducted.

Friday, May 20, 1960

Carrie Flora
Carrie FLORA, 81, 1130 1/2 Madison street, died at the Miller nursing home this morning. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, May 21, 1960

Carrie Flora
Final rites for Mrs. Carrie FLORA, 81, 1030 1/2 Madison street, who died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD of Kewanna will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Flora died in the Miller nursing home here, where she had been a patient three weeks. She had been ill five weeks following a fall in her home.
A Richland township resident most of her life, she was born in Fulton county Feb. 12, 1879 to Zechiel and Mary MILLER OVERMYER. In 1902 she was married to Ira FLORA, who died in 1927.
Mrs. Flora was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Ruth) PICKENS, R.R. 1, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Emma BABCOCK, R.R. 4, Rochester; nine grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren. A son, Ralph [FLORA], died in 1934.

Dr. Herbert H. Munro, II
Dr. Herbert H. MUNRO, II, nephew of Mrs. A. D. ROBBINS of Rochester, died in Boston (Mass.) hospital at 4 p.m. Friday. He formerly was chaplain at Culver Military Academy.
Mrs. J. B. WITHERS, Columbus, O., mother of Mrs. Munro, was visiting Mrs. Robbins and left by plane this morning for Boston.
Surviving, besides the widow, is a son, Herbert H. MUNRO, III.

Raymond C. Emerson
A dog standing a lonely vigil led Friday afternoon to the discovery of the body of a 61-year-old Wayne township bachelor, who had drowned in Mill creek on his farm after his tractor fell backward downhill and pinned him underneath it in the creek.
Dead is Raymond Claude EMERSON, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who lived alone about three miles west of Fulton near the Wayne-Liberty township line. Deputy Coroner Dr. Carson McGUIRE said the man had been dead since Wednesday.
The body was found about 3:30 o'clock Friday by Byron BLACK, a neighbor, after relatives and friends became alarmed because they hadn't seen Emerson since Wednesday noon.
Sheriff Willard CLARK, whose office was called at 3:50 p.m., State Trooper James JOHNSON and Dr. McGUIRE went to the scene. The body was taken to Woodlawn hospital, where a post mortem examination was conducted under the deputy coroner's supervision.
The search for Emerson began when the mailman and the bread route man reported to his sister, Mrs. Oliver (Kathryn) MILLER, who lives across the road, that deliveries at the Emerson house had not been taken in after about noon Wednesday. A neighbor said he had seen the man walking toward a field west of the house about noon Wednesday.
Black began hunting the man and saw the dog near the ridge of the Mill creek ditch. In the creek, he saw the overturned tractor and found Emerson's body. Although the body was found shortly after an extremely hard rain which raised the Mill creek water level higher than usual, authorities said the body had been well underwater since the accident.
Clark said tire tracks of the tractor indicated that Emerson had backed too close to the ditch while plowing and that the vehicle had toppled backwards into the creek pinning the man underneath. Emerson's wristwatch had stopped at the hour of noon.
Emerson, who had lived on the farm for 54 years, was born west of Grass Creek Nov. 5, 1898, to John W. and Sarah E. SANDERSON EMERSON. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors in addition to Mrs. Miller, are two brothers, Ralph E. [EMERSON], Lucerne, and Charles W. [EMERSON], Logansport, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. William KEITH officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Monday, May 23, 1960

Merr D. Strong
Merr Dean STRONG, 72, a resident for the last 27 years of the Grandview community 11 miles northwest of Rochester, died at 5:05 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient since suffering a stroke five days ago.
Mr. Strong, a farmer, had lived in Fulton county most of his life, moving to the Grandview community from Akron. He was one of the oldest members of the Fulton County Purebred Breeder's association.
Born Oct. 27, 1887 in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Siegel and Emma DAGGY STRONG. On April 22, 1911, he was maried to Sarah FEECE. Mr. Strong was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are the widow, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Howard (Burnette) HEISHMAN and Mrs. Gabriel (Lois) HOLEWIAK, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Charles (Theda) REID, South Bend; two sons, Clair and Clea [STRONG], both of R.R. 3, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John (Beulah) JOHNSON, Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Max (Gladys) JENKINS, Elkhart; five brothers, Howard and Claude [STRONG], Elkhart, Franz [STRONG], Phoenix, Ariz.; William [STRONG], Eugene, Ore., and Allen [STRONG], Albion, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Strong's parents, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two sisters preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Adda F. Hufford
Adda Florence HUFFORD, 81, died Saturday afternoon shortly after arrival at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Hufford, a former resident of Fulton county, had been residing with a daughter, Mrs. Virgil SUMMER of West Lafayette until 1958, when she became a patient at the Rochester nursing home.
Her body is to be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Hippensteel funeral home in Lafayette for services Tuesday.

Jesse C. Shroyer
Jesse C. SHROYER, 71, was found dead at his home at Mud Lake Sunday. Fulton County Coroner, Dr. Howard ROWE and Fulton County Sheriff, Willard CLARK, investigated. They were called by neighbors of Mr. Shroyer who became suspicious when they saw no activity at his residence.
The cause of death was determined as a heart attack sometime Saturday night. The body was found at about 9 a.m. Sunday by Dr. Rowe and Clark.
Mr. Shroyer's wife died April 23 and he was living alone at the time of his death.
The Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, May 24, 1960

Harry McCarter
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Fulton E.U.B. church for Harry McCARTER, 64, former grocer at Fulton and Macy, who died at 5:45 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since suffering a heart attackFriday.
The Rev. George BOSARD and the Rev. Arthur TRUEX will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here from 1 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. McCarter retired from the grocery business three years ago after 37 years in the business. He was born March 6, 1896, near Nyona Lake, the son of Edgar and Mary QUICK McCARTER, and had lived in the Fulton-Macy communities most of his life.
He was married March 18, 1921 at Macy to Gail WILTSHIRE. He was a veteran of Army duty in World War I and was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the wife, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Jack HESKELL, New Britain, Pa.; one son, Phillip [McCARTER], Converse, who is head basketball coach at Oak Hill high school; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. George (Daisy) WASHINGTON, Macy. His parents, one sister and two brothers preceded him in death.

Jesse C. Shroyer
Final rites have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru for Jesse C. SHROYER, 70, who was found dead at his home in South Mud Lake Sunday morning. The Rev. C. R. OBERLIN will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, where the Masonic lodge will conduct its rits.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
A retired auto salesman, Mr. Shroyer had lived in Fulton county for the past 10 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Peru and of the Peru Masonic lodge.
The son of Charles and Charlotte JOHNSON SHROYER, he was born Nov. 19, 1889, in Miami county. His first marriage was in 1916 to Zona BOWMAN, who died in 1924. His second marriage was in 1925, to Myrtle KOONTZ, who died last month.
Surviving are one son, Harold [SHROYER], Denver, Colo.; one daughter, Mrs. Jerry STOVER, Dallas, and five grandchildren.

Wednesday, May 25, 1960

Dewey A. Craig
Dewey A. CRAIG, 61, father of Dewey E. CRAIG, 1530 Jefferson street, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home in Olney, Ill., Monday afternoon.
Mr. Craig was a lifelong resident of Illinois, being born in Jasper county, Ill., May 29, 1898. He was married to Chloe CROUSE CRAIG, who survives.
At the time of his death, he was employed as district inspector for the Illinos Department of Conservation. Mr. Craig also was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are the wife at home; the mother Mrs. Emma CRAIG, Newton, Ill.; one sister, Esther GOODMAN, Newton; one brother, Floyd [CRAIG], Effingham, Ill.
Services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Thursday at the First Presbyterian church in Olney, with the Rev. Carl BENNETT officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill cemetery in Olney.
The body will lie in state at the Summers-Rainey funeral home in Olney.

Lydia Roushkoulp
Mrs. Lydia ROUSHKOULP, 83, who had been ill three weeks, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles HARTLE, 3 1/2 miles north of Leiters Ford, at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday. She had lived with her daughter six years.
Mrs. Roushkoulp was born in White county Sept. 12, 1876. She moved to near Leiters Ford from Logansport. Her husband, Henry [ROUSHKOULP], preceded her in death, as did an infant daughter.
Surviving besides Mrs. Hartle are a sister, Mrs. Mary NEWBERRY, Logansport; a brother, Charles BEASY, Logansport, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m Friday in the Easterday funeral home at Culver. The Rev. Theodore ROBERTS, of the Monterey Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the St. John cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at th funeral home.

Effie M. Hardin
Effie May HARDIN, 79, died Tuesday night at her home in Kewanna.
Mrs. Hardin was born Sept. 26, 1880 in Lavonia, Ind. She was the widow of Frank HARDIN, who died in 1946.
She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Norma GONZALEZ, Grand Canyon, Ariz., and Mrs. Myrtle SILBURN, Kewanna; one son, Colburn [HARDIN], Kingitstown; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. One son prceded her in death.
Services will be at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Harry TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call a the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Lou V. Brown
Mrs. Lou V. BROWN, 76, Plymouth, died at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her son, Sam SMITH, Jr., south of Akron. She had been ill five months.
Born Sept. 26, 1883, she was the daughter of Bee and Sallie WILLIAMS BOLES. She had lived in Plymouth 25 years, moving there from Burr Oak. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Her first marriage was to Sam L. SMITH, Sr., who died in 1906. Her second marriage was to Will BROWN, who died in 1956.
Surviving besides Sam SMITH, Jr., are two other sons, Franklin BROWN, Gary, and Clyde BROWN, Lansing, Mich.; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Della BOLES, Salina, Tenn.; two half-brothers, Carlis SMITH, Lebanon, Ky., and Fennies SMITH, Salina.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Clyde JOSEPH of Plymouth officiating. Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery, north of Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Harvey W. Coplen
Harvey W. COPLEN, 78, 516 North Maple street, Argos, died at 10:20 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth of a heart condition. He had been at the hospital two weeks. Rites are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Thursday, May 26, 1960

Harvey W. Coplen
Services for Harvey W. COPLEN, Argos, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Argos Christian church with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating, assisted b the Rev. Russell GOOD. Burial will be at Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Mr. Coplen, 78, died Wednesday at 10:20 a.m. in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had spent his entire life in Fulton and Marshall counties. He resided at his farm two miles south of Argos, where he had lived for several years.
He had been seriously ill for the past two weeks with a heart condition.
Mr. Coplen was a member of the Argos Congregational church. He was a former trustee of Walnut township, and a charter member of the Argos Lions club.
He was born Sept. 24, 1881, in Fulton county to Alonzo and Elma MICKEY COPLEN and married Jan. 1, 1902 to Bessie Lena MIDDLETON who died last March 15.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hayward (Erma) CLAYBAUGH, Argos; three sons, Walter Wayne [COPLEN], Argos, Milo V. [COPLEN], South Bend, and Leroy G. [COPLEN], Plymouth; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bert (Alta) MYERS, Rochester. One daughter, Vivian [COPLEN], and one son, Orice, [COPLEN], preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and until noon Saturday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

Friday, May 27, 1960

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Saturday, May 28, 1960

Melissa Bright
Mrs. Melissa BRIGHT, 80, a life-long resident in and around Akron, died at the Rochester nursing home at 1:30 a.m. today, where she had been a patient for two weeks. Death followed a stroke.
Mrs. Bright was born June 4, 1879 in Miami county to Frank and Nancy SMITH HOFFMAN.
She was married in North Dakota, Aug. 10, 1901, to William BRIGHT, who died in 1935.
She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two sons, Keith [BRIGHT], Traverse City, Mich., Gen [BRIGHT], Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one brothers, Ellis HOFFMAN, Gilead; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha PENROD, Akron, and Mrs. Orpha CARDNER, Fort Lauderdale. A twin sister preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at 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 after 1 p.m. Sunday and until noon Monday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

Archie V. Sholty
Archie V. SHOLTY, 72, Peru, father of John SHOLTY of Fulton, died Friday afternoon at his home after a four-month illness. His wife and five other children survive, along with two brothers and three sisters. The body is at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru.

Monday, May 30, 1960

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Tuesday, May 31, 1960

Fred A. Reese
Fred A. REESE, 73, school patrolman at 14th and Main streets from 1956 through 1959, died at 9 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted at 1 a.m. the same day. He had been seriously ill for one week.
Mr. Reese had lived with his wife, the former Clara F. MUTCHLER, at 1123 Jefferson street for the last five years, moving there from the Akron vicinity when he retired from farming.
After moving to Rochester, Mr. Reese was associated with the Bashore Feed Store before it became the Walburn Feed Store.
Born Nov. 26, 1886 in Fairmount, Ill., Mr. Reese was the son of George and Ella MANNING REESE. He came to Fulton county at the age of 15.
He was married on Oct. 10, 1908 in Marion and attended the Rochester E.U.B. church. The Reeses observed their 50th wedding anniversary in the fall of 1958.
Surviving besides the widow are three sons, Harold [REESE], R.R. 4, Rochester; Buryl [REESE], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Ralph [REESE], Albion; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Albert (Armilda) ESHELMAN, R.R. 1, Rochester; a brother, Lloyd [REESE], of near Macy, and several nieces and nephews. The parents and one sister, Mrs. Nell HAGAN, preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Esther Gearhart
Mrs. Charles (Esther) GEARHART, 63, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, who had lived most of her life in Fulton and Miami counties, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday at her home. An unexpected heart attack caused death after an illness of three weeks.
Born Aug. 9, 1896 in Miami county, Mrs. Gearhart was the daughter of Mose and Louisa SMITH YARIAN. On Aug. 31, 1917, she was married in Peru to Charles GEARHART.
Surviving besides the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Gene (Gertrude) WALKER, Macy; Mrs. Royal (Freda) DEIGH, Claypool, and Mrs. Delbert (Glendora) HAMILTON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; three sons, Lee [GEARHART], Akron; Gerald [GEARHART], Macy, and Robert [GEARHART], Silver Lake; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Hazel YARIAN and Mrs. Harley (Ethel) SWIHART, both of Akron. Two sons, a daughter, a grandchild, a brother and a sister preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Silver Creek church with the Rev. Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Wednesday and until Noon Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Katie B. Burrell
Mrs. Katie B. BURRELL, 88, former Rochester resident, died at 12:25 p.m. Monday at the Huntington hospital. She resided at 121 South Sixth street, Decatur. Death came after a two-year illness and one week in the hospital.
Born Oct. 15, 1872, in Decatur, she was married to Richard BURRELL, who survives. Mrs. Burrell was a member of the Decatur Presbyterian church and of the Pythian Sisters.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Frank HART, Huntington; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zuick funeral home at Decatur with the Rev. Harold BOND officiating. Burial will be in the Decatur cemetery. Friends may call at eh funeral home.

Wednesday, June 1, 1960

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Thursday, June 2, 1960

Katherine Shoddy
Mrs. Katherine SHODDY, 62, a resident of Fulton for 17 years, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of about one year.
Born July 8, 1897 in Lafayette, she was the daughter of John and Anna MOEHLMAN HALSEMA. On Dec. 7, 1929, she was married in Fort Wayne to L. F. SHODDY, who died last Jan. 31.
Surviving are a son, Richard "Dick" [SHODDY], R.R. 5, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Betty) THARP, Rochester, and Mrs. Richard (Pat) OSBORN, R.R. 2, Logansport; three brothers, Theodore [HALSEMA], Waukegan, Ill., Joseph [HALSEMA], Lafayette, and Cornelius [HALSEMA], North Brook, Ind.; three sisters, Eva HALSEMA, Lafayette; Mrs. Cecitice ASTINWALL, Peru, and Sister CHRISTINIA MARIE of Lakewood school, Indianapolis. A son, Jack [SHODDY], precededher in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Joseph church here with Father George LANNING officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Robert R. Carr
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Robert R. CARR, 53, 323 Fulton avenue, who died of a heart attack at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday while operating a heavy motor grader of the Fulton County Highway Department.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD will officiate at the rites and burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the American Legion and V.F.W. posts will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Carr was stricken while operating the grader near the Leon CRIPPEN farm, three miles southwest of Fulton. He had suffered a coronary attack about a year ago and had been employed by the highway department for five years.
Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, investigated and pronounced Carr dead at the scene. The grader which Carr was driving traveled only a short way before coming to a halt in a roadside ditch and Carr slumped in his seat but did not fall from the machine, according to George SMITH and Raymond KRUGER, department employees who were working nearby.
Mr. Carr had a distinguished record in World War II. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division in the campaigns of Sicily, Naples, Normandy, the Rhineland, central Europe and the Ardennes. He received the Distinguished Unit Citation and the EAME theatre ribbon with six bronze stars. He was a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion post, the Manitou post of Vetrans of Foreign Wars, Moose lodge and the Eagles lodge 852.
Born in Rochester on Aug. 29, 1906, he was the son of Harley and Clara GRAY CARR and had lived in this area all his life. He also was a farmer.
Surviving are his mother, with whom he made his home; one sister, Mrs. Delbert (Bernice) HOFFMAN, Rochester; three brothers, Howard [CARR], Lakeville; Byron [CARR], Argos, and Russell Dean [CARR], near Kewanna; two uncles, A. C. CARR, Akron, and Stanley CARR, Montoursville, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.
His father and one brother, Weldon [CARR], preceded him in death.

Julia Brock
Julia BROCK, 85, of near Monterey, died Wednesday in her home after a long illness. She was the sister of Frank WAGNER, Leiters Ford, and leaves a son, three daughters and four other brothers.
Mrs.Brock came to the Monterey area in 1891 and had resided there since. The Easterday funeral home at Culver is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Friday, June 3, 1960

Julia Brock
Funeral services for Mrs. Julia BROCK, 85, of near Monterey will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Grace United Church of Christ at Culver with the Rev. Harold HOHMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery, south of Culver.
Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver. Mrs. Brock died at her home Wednesday morning after a long illness.

Saturday, June 4, 1960

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Monday, June 6, 1960

Berniece E. Leininger
Mrs. Berniece E. LEININGER, 68, a lifetime resident of the Akron vicinity, died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three years. She lived on R.R. 2, Akron.
Born July 4, 1891 in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of William and Matilda LASH BLUE. On Aug. 20, 1913, she married Charles H. LEININGER, who died in July, 1957. Mrs. Leininger was a member of the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ed (Louise) BUCHER, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Ronald (Eleanor) MALOTT, R.R. 2, Akron; a son, Kermit [LEININGER], Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche WELCH, Warsaw, and Mrs. Mabel EATON, Elkhart.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Beaver Dam EUB church with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
Friends may call at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron until 12 noon Tuesday and at the church from 1 - s p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 7, 1960

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Wednesday, July 8, 1960

David Allen Messer
David Allen MESSER, infant son of James and Sue EVANS MESSER, Fulton, died Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He was born Sunday in the hospital.
Besides the parents, survivors are one brother, Gary Wayne [MESSER], 3; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mabel EVANS, Haldeman, Ky.; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lane MESSER, Morehead, Ky., and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
The Foster & Good funeral home will take the body to Morehead, Ky., where the Lane funeral home will be in charge of arrangements.

Dave Pattee
Dave PATTEE, 84, Kewanna, died Tuesday night in Woodlawn hospital after a serious illness of only a few hours. He had been in poor health for some time.
A native of Danville, Ill., he was born Dec. 10, 1875 to Lewis and Margaret THOMAS PATTEE. He was married in 1910 to Grace EVANS, who died in 1936.
Surviving are three sons, Herman [PATTEE], Rochester, Maurice [PATTEE], Jacksonville, Fla., and Roy [PATTEE], Logansport; three daughters, Mrs. Lois COHAGAN, South Bend; Mrs. Ruth MARCHAL, Logansport, and Mrs. Vera MAHLUM, Oronville, Cal; eighteen grandchildren; one brother, and three sisters.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison chapel in Kewanna and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, June 9, 1960

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Friday, June 10, 1960

A. Deloise Overmyer
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the All Saints E.U.B. church at South Bend for A. Deloise OVERMYER, 55, native of Fulton county, who died of a heart ailment in Memorial hospital at South Bend Thursday at 4:15 a.m.
Mr. Overmyer, a barber by occpation, resided at 613 East Fairview avenue in South Bend.
The Rev. C. L. HENDRIX will officiate at last rites and burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the Hollis funeral home in South Bend.
The son of Delbert and Leila STOCKBERGER OVERMYER, he was born April 1, 1905, in Richland township, but had spent most of his life in South Bend. He was married in 1928 to Ella HARVITH, who survives, along with his stepmother, Mrs. Aneta Louise OVERMYER, South Bend, and a half-sister, Miss Glenna Louise OVERMYER, Mishawaka.
Mr. Overmyer was a member of the Portage Lodge 675, F. & A.M., the Scottish Rit Bodies, Valley of South Bend and the Barber's Union.

Saturday, June 11, 1960

Craig Novak
Craig NOVAK, 23, a native of Rochester, died of a heart attack Friday on a train in New York City, where he was living.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. NOVAK of Logansport, Novak was a graduate of Logansport high school. He also attended Antioch college and was employed in a publishing firm in New York City.
Surviving, besides the parents, are the widow, Gail [NOVAK]; a sister, Barbara [NOVAK], and a brother, Stephen [NOVAK], both at home. The funeral will be held in New York City, where rites are still incomplete.

David Barr
David BARR, 89, a second cousin of Fred BARR, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Friday afternoon at a Warsaw nursing home. He had resided with his cousin for the last year until he entered the nursing home a few weeks ago.
The son of Isaac and Hester BARR, he spent nearly his entire lifetime on the family farm between Warsaw and Pierceton. A bachelor, he was a life member of the Eagles lodge at Warsaw.
Surviving besides Fred Barr, is an adopted niece, Mrs. Freeland PHILLIPS, Warsaw; a cousin in California, and a second cousin in Cleveland.
The funeral will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Landis funeral home, Warsaw. Burial will be in that city.

Monday, June 13, 1960

Infant Pontius
Prayer services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for the infant son of George and Helen SPEAR PONTIUS, Hammond, who died at Birth Saturday afternoon in St. Margaret's hospital in Hammond.
The Rev. Paul HALBERT officiated at the rites and burial was in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Surviving, besides the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John SPEAR, R.R. 5, Rochestr, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry PONTIUS, R.R. 5, Rochester.

William S. Alexander
William S. ALEXANDER, 70, Elkhart, former Rochester resident, died at 10 a.m. Saturday at his home. He was the brother of the late Frank and Fred ALEXANDER of this city.
Mr. Alexander moved from Rochester to Elkhart in 1914 and was a retired New York Central railroadman.
Surviving are the wife; three sons; his mother and one sister, all of Elkhart area. Last rites will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Walley funeral home at Elkhart with burial in the Memorial Garden cemetery six miles west of Elkhart.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 14, 1960

Grace Bowen
Mrs. Grace BOWEN, 76, Akron, died at 3 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted Monday. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born June 23, 1883, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of James and Adline PONTIUS ALSPAUGH. She was married Jan. 19,1901, in Akron to Joseph BOWEN, who died in 1958. Mrs. Bowen had spent her lifetime in the Akron community.
She was a member of the Akron Methodist church and of the Akron Omega club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bernice BOWEN, Akron, and Mrs. Merle (Pauline) BENNETT, Buckley, Mich.; one son, Willis BOWEN, Akron; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one brother, Charles ALSPAUGH, Upland. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating, assisted by the Rev. Claude FAWNS. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery in [Athens].
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until Thursday noon and at the church an hour before the service.

Wednesday, June 15, 1960 to Friday, June 17, 1960

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Saturday, June 18, 1960

Herman Koelm
Herman KOELM, 39, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max M. KOELM, R.R. 5, Rochester, and a former resident of Rochester, was drowned Friday afternoon at Tomahawk, Wis. Koelm, a resident of Calumet City, Ill., was on his vacation and was fishing from a boat at the time. The boat was not upset.
A combat veteran of World War II with the Marine Corps, he spent four and one-half years in service and was discharged with the rank of corporal. He was a railroad engineer.
Born in Chicago, Dec. 26, 1920, he moved here with his family in 1937. He was an only child.
Surviving besides the parents are the widow, the former Mae SWEIGERT, and three sons, John [KOELM], 11, Billy [KOELM], 9 and Robert [KOELM], 5, all at home.
Funeral services will be conducted in Chicago Monday at 2 p.m, and burial will be in that city.

Monday, June 20, 1960

Harry B. Owens
Harry B. OWENS, 82, Macy, died Sunday at 2 a.m. at his home after a three-month illness.
Born in Fulton county on Oct. 27, 1877, he was the son of Robert and Sarah GIFFORD OWENS and had spent most of his life in Miami county. He was married Feb. 28, 1900 to Othel ABBOTT, who survives.
Mr. Owens was a retired farmer and dairy man, and was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Edna) BASH; one grandson and several nieces and nephews. He was last surviving member of a family of six children.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Richard SUMNER officiating. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. Friends may call at the residence until noon Tuesday and at the church from 1 - 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The Tom Haupert funeral home at Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Harrold
Mrs. Mary [HARROLD], 72, Grass Creek, died at 12:30 p.m. today in the Pontius nursing home here, where she had been a patient since May 5. Mrs. Herrold was a sister-in-law of Everett GILBERT, Rochester. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of rites.

Tuesday, June 21, 1960

Mary T. Harrold
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Mrs. Mary T. HARROLD, 72, Grass Creek, who died at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Pontius nursing home in Rochester. She had been a patient there since May 5.
The Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Harrold had been in ill health four and one-half months.
Born at Chicago in September 1887, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar P. TUCKER. She was married to Oscar HARROLD, who died in 1948. Mrs. Harrold was a former school teacher and had resided in the Grass Creek community 12 years, moving there from St. Joseph, Mo.
She was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving are one niece, Mrs. Lucy BOWDEN, Webster Grove, Mo.; one brother-in-law, Everett GILBERT, Rochester, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Wednesday, June 22, 1960

[no obits]

Thursday, June 23, 1960

Golda Klise
Mrs. Golda KLISE, a native of Akron, died about 11 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital here. The body was taken to the Tom Haupert funeral home at Akron, where rites are pending.

Friday, June 24, 1960

John J. Hill
John J. HILL, 84, former resident of Fulton, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Martha BENDICK, at Mesa, Ariz. He had moved to Arizona last fall after residing 17 years in Fulton.
Death came after an 18-month illness.
Born near Rochester on July 8, 1875, Mr. Hill was the son of Israel and Martha GORDON HILL. He was married to Mary HORN, who died in 1951. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. BENDICK, Mesa; Mrs. Mary GARGES, Clark Lake, Mich.; Mrs. Beatrice ARMSTEAD, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Della LONZO, Long Beach, Cal.; one son, Joe HILL, Mishswaka; one sister, Mrs. Cora BENNETT, Logansport, and seven grandchildren. A brother, Harry [HILL], preceded him in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton E.U.B. church with burial in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after Tuesday noon until noon Wednesday at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton. The family has requested omission of flowers.

Golda Klise
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, for Mrs. Golda KLISE, 68, lifelong Akron resident who died at 11:20 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital here. Mrs. Klise had been ill four months.
Born Jan. 10, 1892 in Laketon, the daughter of John and Nora BROWN SHOUP, she was married in 1910 to Jesse KLISE, who died in 1949. Mrs. Klise was a member of the Omega club, the World War II Mothers, the Akron American Legion Auxiliary and the Gold Star Mothers and a former member of the Christian church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Mildred) MEREDITH, Mentone; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Lavon BEMENDERFER, Akron. One son, John [KLISE], preceded his mother in death.
The Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Claude FAWNS will officiate at the fneral, with burial to be in the Akron cemetery.

Infant Heckathorne
Graveside services were held for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred HECKATHORNE, 1005 Clay street, this morning at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. The infant died at 1 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving are the parents; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Doine SMOKER, R.R. 1, Akron; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth HECKATHORNE, Fulton; and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles SMOKER, R.R. 1, Akron.
The Sheetz funeral home at Akron was in charge of arrangements.

Arch Lykins
Arch LYKINS, 70, Portland, Inc., father of Mrs. Eldon SHEPHERD of Rochester, died Thursday night in the Jackson nursing home at Montpelier. Rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Williamson and Spencer funeral home at Portland with burial in the Antioch cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Also survving are nine sons, two other daughters, one brother, thirty-one grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Oscar W. Mannies
Oscar William MANNIES, 57, a resident of Marshtown, died at his home at 11:30 p.m. Thursday after an illness of five days.
Mr. Mannies was born March 14, 1903, in Hancock county, Tenn., the son of Clinton and Tennessee CHRISTIAN MANNIES.
He was married to Clara McCREARY Nov. 6, 1927; she survives.
He was employed as a pressman's helper at the RBM factory in Logansport and was a member of the Fulton Masonic lodge, the Eagles lodge and Literary Aid at Peru.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Oscar MANNIES, Jr., of Delphi; three daughters, Mrs. Merrill WATERS, Lake Alfred, Fla.; Mrs. Richard HOFF and Mrs. Thomas WILLIAMS, both of Logansport; four brothers, Ross, Luther and Nelson [MANNIES], all of Peru and Charley [MANNIES], Weston,Ol.; one sister, Mrs. Carl KLINE, Peru, and eight grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in deth.
Services will be at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be at the Mt. Hope cemetery in Peru.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, June 25, 1960

Arthur L. Rhinesmith
Arthur L. RHINESMITH, 78, R.R. 1, Rochester, died about 10:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted Friday at noon. Funeral services, which are pending, are in charge of Foster & Good funeral home here.

James Gelbaugh
Services for James GELBAUGH, 26, former Rochester resident found dead in his South Bend apartment Friday morning, are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.
The St. Joseph county coroner's office, investigting the case, has not announced the cause of death yet but did say that Gelbaugh had been dead three or four days.
Gelbaugh's father, Harold [GELBAUGH], Culver, survives. The mother, the former Martha POLK, preceded her son in death.

Monday, June 27, 1960

Anna Zink
Mrs. Anna ZINK, 87, a native of Fulton and Marshall counties and a resident of Argos, died today at 4:30 a.m. in the home of her son, Rome ZINK, in Argos. She had been ill for two years.
She was born near Richland Center in Fulton county July 29, 1872, to William and Jane BABCOCK ANDREWS and married Enoch ZINK April 6, 1892. He preceded her in death in 1954.
Mrs. Zink was a member of the Argos Christian church and for many years a member of the Richland Center Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ross (Blanche) SIPLE of Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Carl (Dot) ELDERS, Frankfort; six sons, Don, Rome and Dale [ZINK], all of Argos; Joseph [ZINK], of Indianapolis; Forrest [ZINK], of Millington, Mich., and Glen [ZINK] of Marion; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Claude ANDREWS of Ft. Wayne and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha DUCLUS of Rochester and Mrs. Earl (Clova) REED of Argos.
Services will be in the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Clair D. SIPLE of the Chesterton Methodist church and the Rev. Wallace ZINK of the Evangelical Reform church of Owensboro, Ky., both grandsons of Mrs. Zink, officiating. Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

James Gelbaugh
Services were conducted this afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for James GELBAUGH, 26, former Rochester resident who was found dead in his apartment in South Bend Friday morning. The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiated at rites and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Gelbaugh had been dead three days when his body was discovered. The St. Joseph county coroner's office is investigating.
Born Nov. 15, 1933, in Richland township, Mr.Gelbaugh had resided in South Bend the past eight years, moving there from Rochester.
Surviving are his father, Harold GELBAUGH, Culver; two sisters, Mrs. Barbara HINTZ, South Bend, and Mrs. Colleen LAWSON, Radcliff, Ky.; one brother, Jack [GELBAUGH], with the U.s. Army in Rapid City, S.D., and his grandmother, Mrs. Clara POLK, Rochester. His mother, Martha POLK DENTON, died in 1955.

Paul Hand
The death of a golf professional who formerly was employed at the Rochesrter country club boosted Indiana's weekend traffic toll to 12 persons, the first time in three weeks it has soared into double figures.
Paul HAND, 42, Monticello, who was pro at the Logansport country club, died in a Lafayette hospital Sunday a few hours after his car crashed head-on with a large truck on U.S. 24, east of Burnettsville. Hand was assistant pro here five years ago under James EASTER.

Arthur L. Rhinesmith
Funeral services were conducted today in the Foster and Good funeral home here for Arthur L. RHINESMITH, 78, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been admitted to the hospital Friday from the Fulton County Home.
The Rev. Clyde WALTERS officiated at rites and burial was in the South Germany cemetery.
Born in Fulton county June 16, 1882, he was the son of Charles and Louisa BEEHLER RHINESMITH. He came to Fulton county 12 years ago from Milwaukee and formerly was employed as a school teacher and, for 37 years, as a piano tuner. He was a member of the E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Forrest FREDERICK, Eaton, and Mrs. Dessie EMMONS, South Palm Beach, Fla., and nephews, Raymond CLAY, Winamac, and Everett CLAY, Dearborn, Mich.

Tuesday, June 28, 1960

George E. Engle
George Edward ENGLE, 65, retired Logansport carpenter, died Monday at 9:50 p.m. in Memorial hospital at Logansport after a long illness.
Surviving are the wife; two stepdaughters; one stepson; four brothers, and sisters. Among the brothers are Chester, Cecil and Arthur ENGLE, all of Kewanna. Mrs. Frances LEAVELL of Kewanna is a sister.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Fisher funeral home at Logansport with the Rev. Tom WEIGAND officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, June 29, 1960

Grace E. DeVault
Funeral services were conducted this morning in Kewanna for Mrs. Grace E. DeVAULT, 83, former Kewanna rsident who died Sunday in Hicksville, O., after a long illness.
Burial was in the Ladoga cemetery.
Born Nov. 29, 1876, she was the daughter of William and Mary JOHNSON. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Kewanna and of the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are two sons, Paul [DeVAULT], Indianapolis,and Ralph [DeVAULT], Garlin, Texas; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ruth BROWN, Defiance, O., and seven grandchildren.

Sophia J. Bauman
Last rites will be Friday at 9 a.m. in the St. Ann's church at Kewanna for Mrs. Sophia Josephine BAUMAN, 59, who died Tuesday morning at her home in Kewanna.
The Rev. Father Matthew DRENNAN will officiate and burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Bauman was born May 2, 1901, in North Judson, the daughter of Daniel and Mary HUBENY BARKEY. She was married Nov. 5, 1928 to Harry J. BAUMAN, who survives.
Mrs. Bauman was a former postoffice clerk in Kewanna and was a charter member of the Grange, a member of St. Ann's church and the Rosary Sodality of St. Ann's church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are three sons, Ben [BAUMAN], Indianapolis; Daniel [BAUMAN], Washington, D.C., and John [BAUMAN], at home; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann JOHNSON, Indianapolis; two grandsons and three brothers, Robert BARKEY, Calumet City, Herman BARKEY, Ferguson, Mo., and Dr. Joe BARKEY, Findlay, O.

Mrs. Ethel Kyger
Mrs. Glen L. (Ethel) KYGER, 73, 1612 Main street, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles SHERIDAN, 1436 Main street, at 3:10 a.m. today. Mrs. Kyger, a victim of arthritis and a semi-invalid for several years, had been critically ill three days.
Born in Frankfort, she was the daughter of Harry and Jennie BROWN McCLINTOCK. On Oct. 9, 1906, at Frankfort, she was married to Glen L. KYGER, who preceded her in death Jan. 29, 1950.
Mrs. Kyger had lived here for the last 24 years, coming here from Plymouth. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving besides the daughter, Roberta [SHERIDAN], and the son-in-law, is a cousin, Harry W. GRAY, Frankfort.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with Dr. Claude YOUNG, West Lafayette, in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Thursday, June 30, 1960

[no obits]

Friday, July 1, 1960

Irene Holcomb
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the St. Joseph church at Reynolds for Miss Irene HOLCOMB, 49, Reynolds, sister of Mrs. Mary MOORE of Rochester. Miss Holcomb died Thursday morning in Logansport after a seven-month illness.
Also surviving are a brother, two nephews and a niece. Friends may call at the Smith and Augenberg funeral home in Monticello

Saturday, July 2, 1960

Charles G. Henning
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Kewanna Baptist church for Charles G. HENNING, 74, Kewanna, retired C. & O. railroad telegrapher and agent. Mr. Henning died this morning in his home after being in poor health for the last five years.
He was born Dec. 28, 1885, in Union City, the son of John and Mary STUMP HENNING, and married to Nada HIATT in 193. He was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving besides the widow, at home, are a daughter, Miss Mary Ester HENNING, at home; a son, John [HENNING], Winchester; two grandchildren, and a brother, James W. [HENNING], Chicago.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. Monday, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Bertha M. Marshall
Services will be held Tuesday, July 5, at 1 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Bertha May MARSHALL, 85, who died at 5 a.m. Today at the Pontius Nursing home.
Mrs. Marshall had been in ill health since April 2, when she fell at her home at 714 1/2 Main street. She lived in Rochester and vicnity her entire lifetime.
She was born May 22, 1875 in North Dakota to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van VOUGHENBERG. In 1892 in Fulton county, she married John MARSHALL, who preceded her in death in 1932.
She was a member of the Nazarene church and the Townsend club in Rochester. Surviving is one son, William [MARSHALL], 1016 Madison street.
Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Max O. Nichols
Max O. NICHOLS, 61, whose farm is four miles west of the city on the old Fort Wayne road, was killed early today in a two-car accident at an unmarked country intersection.
Nichols and a passenger, Lawrence WINTERS, 37, R.R. 1, Rochester, were headed south on Moore's road, two and one-half miles east of the city, at 1:30 a.m. Nichols' car a 1957 Chevrolet, was struck at the intersection of Van Duyne road one and one-half miles south of the city, by a 1953 Ford driven by Carl Ray EDINGTON, 19, 304 Fulton avenue.
Nichols was thrown from his car and was dead on arriavel at Woodlawn hospital. Dr. Clarence COBB, Logansport physician who performed an autopsy said death was due to multiple internal injuries and shock. Winters was cut above the right eye and suffered a bruised right elbow and possible fracturd ribs. Edington was not injured.
The acciednt was seen by two men, Don CARPENTER, R.R. 2, Bourbon, and Harold HOWARD, R.R. 2, Rochester. The witnesses told investigating officers that neither car was going more than 50 miles an hour and that only Edington appeared to see the possibility of a crash at the split second before impact.
The accident was investigated by the sheriff's department, state police and Deputy Coroner Lyman BAKER. Officers said that the intrsection was unmarked and that there are high weeds on all sides.
Investigators also said that skid marks showed that Edington put on his brakes 27 feet before striking Nichols and then slid 40 feet past the point of impact while Nichols' car fishtailed 115 feet from the point of impact and went through a fence before stopping. Nichols was lying outside his car 85 feet from the impact point.
Damage was estimated at $350 to the Nichols car, while Edington's car was a total loss at an estimated $300.
Mr. Nichols was born March 3, 1899, in Fulton county, and lived in the county his entire lifetime. His parents were William Lawrence and Maude BARR NICHOLS.
A farmer, he also operated the Rochester News Agency in 1947 and 1947.
On Dec. 15, 1945, he was married to Charlotte HARVEY, who survives.
He was a member of the Rochester Baptist church, the Purebrd Breederds association and a director of the Federal Land Bank Loan association.
Surviving besides the widow, at home, are two sisters, Miss Martha Louise NICHOLS, Chicago, and Mrs. Edna DAULTON, Rochester; two brothers, Don and Ernest [NICHOLS], both of Rochester, and numerous other relatives. A half-brother, Omer DRUDGE, died in 1958, and a sister, [C'Dale] NICHOLS, died in 1936.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and will be in charge of the Rev. Harry BAILEY, Indianapolis. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Sarah M. Keim
Services will be conducted Sunday for Sarah M. KEIM, 84, Miami county native, who died Thursday at 10:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethern home in Mexico after an illness of three years.
Services will be at the McCain funeral home at the intersection of US. 31 and Ind. 16 south of Rochester. Burial will be at the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico.
She was born to Richard and Martha COVER BUTT Oct. 15, 1875, in Miami county.
Mrs. Keim was married to Henry KEIM Jan. 27, 1897 in Miami county. Mr. Keim preceded her in death in 1933.
She was a member of the Ebinezer Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Garnet STEVENSON of Kokomo, and Mrs. Pauline BAHNEY of Roann; and one son, Walter KEIM, Rochester; ten grandchildren; one brother, Ira BUTT, R.R. 4, Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Viola BERGER of Macy. Three sisters and one daughter, Gayle [KEIM], preceded in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, July 4, 1960

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, July 5, 1960

Tracy Lorraine Pickens
Funeral services were conducted today for Tracy Lorraine PICKENS, 2 1/2-year-old daughter of Jack and Frances TAYLOR PICKENS, R.R. 2, Rochester. The little girl died Saturday afternoon at the Pickens' newly-purchased farm about four miles east of the city on the old Fort Wayne road from injuries suffered in an accident involving the family car.
According to investigating state police and sheriff's officers, the little girl was playing in the car when apparently she pulled the lever on the automatic transmission from park to neutral. The auto rolled backward in a semi-circle down the slightly inclined driveway. Whether the child was thrown or fell from the car was not determined by officers, but one of the wheels passed over her breaking her neck.
An aunt, Sharon TAYLOR, 21, R.R. 1, Rochester, saw the car moving and tried unsuccessfully to stop it. She drove the little girl to Woodlawn hospital here where the child was pronounced dead on arrival.
The Pickenses were in the process of moving from one R.R. 2 farm to the former Pete WHITE farm. The property is immediately east of the Max O. NICHOLS farm. Ironically, Nichols had been killed at 1:20 a.m. Saturday in a two-car crash southeast of the city.
The Rev. James RHOADS, pastor of the Rochester Baptist church, where the child was a member, officiated at the final rites, which were conducted at the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The child was born in Rochester Dec. 19, 1957.
Surviving besides the parents are a brother, Frank [PICKENS], six, and a sister, Andrea [PICKENS] 10 months; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd PICKENS, 1215 Madison Street, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard TAYLOR, R.R. 1, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William PICKENS, Kewanna; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank DAVIS, Gilead, and two maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Frank KOCH, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Charles TAYLOR, also of Rochester.

George W. Nuell
Services will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m. for George W. NUELL, 81, who died at his residence at 418 East 10th street at 7 a.m. Sunday after an illness of one year. Mr. Nuell had spent most of his life in Rochester and vicinity.
The Rev. James RHOADS of the Rochester First Baptist church will officiate and friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.
He was born Oct. 14, 1878 in Mentone, to Alvin and Martha HOLLOWAY NUELL. He married Nora Bell HALL Jan. 7, 1903, in Fulton county. She preceded him in death in 1956. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are four sons, Albert C. and Floyd Kenneth [NUELL], of Warsaw, Alvin D. [NUELL], of Rochester, and George C. [NUELL], at home; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Glenrose) BUNN of Rochester; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Meda BRIGHT of Rochester and Mrs. Martha HUNTER of Bluffton. One daughter, Geraldine [NUELL], preceded him in death in 1925.

Lucile H. Kesler
Services will be held at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Mrs. Lucile H. KESLER, 65, who died at the Murphy medical center in Warsaw Monday following a 10-month illness.
Mrs. Kesler had lived in Warsaw since 1928 when she moved there from Rochester.
She was born Feb. 10, 1895, in Fulton county to Obe and Norma Bell PERSCHBACHER HAIMBAUGH. She was married June 18, 1915, to Lloyd KESLER, who died in 1947.
She was a member of the First Methodist church of Warsaw, Lady of the Shrine, WSCS, patroness of Lambdfa Chi sorority, 20th Century reading club, DAR, Gray Ladies and nurses aides of the Warsaw Red Cross.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Margery) STRIEBEL, Kokomo; one son, Robert KESLER, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Edna CAREY, Mentone; two brothers, Dr. Dow HAIMBAUGH, Rochester, and Rex HAIMBAUGH, Mentone; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four step-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Freida H. LEHMAN, and one brother, Meade HAIMBAUGH, preceded in death.
A memorial service will be performed by the Lambda Chi sorority at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The Rev. A. E. HABGOOD will officiate the aftrenoon services. Burial will be at the Oakwood cemetery in Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Elnora Wilkins
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel Christian church at Merriam, Ind., for Mrs. Elnora WILKINS, 90, who died at the Prairie View rest home in Warsaw Monday. She had been ill several years.
Mrs. Wilkins lived at Millark near Rochester several years before moving to Argos. She lived at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stacey CARPENTER, in Argos.
She was born April 3, 1870, at Merriam in Noble county to Louis and Sarah CLARK WINEBRENNER. She was a member of the Chapel Christian church in Merriam.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Stacey (Ota) CARPENTER, Argos; five grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Franklin ORR will officiate and burial will be made in the Chapel Christian church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from noon Wednesday until 10 a.m. Thursday.

Phil L. Butts
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Phil L. BUTTS, 64, R.R. 1, Akron, who died of a heart attack at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wabash county hospital. He had been a patient there since Saturday evening.
Mr. Butts had lived in the Akron vicinity since moving from Michigan City 14 years ago.
He was born Feb. 19, 1896 in Franklin county, Iowa, to J. L. and Lottie HILL BUTTS. He was married in Franklin county Nov. 18, 1915, to Mildred KNOLL.
Mr. Butts was a member of the Akron Masonic lodgte, Akron Order of Eastern Star, Tall Cedars of Bristol, Ind., the Scottish Rite at South Bend and the International Brotherhood Electrical Union of Logansport. He was employed as an electrician at time of his death.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Helene) EPPLEY of Watash; two sons, Lloyd and Arden [BUTTS] of Michigan City; one sister, Mrs. Ed GRIFFITH of Marshall, Iowa, and one brother, Harold [BUTTS], of Traer, Iowa.
The Rev. Ronald THOMPSON will officiate at the services and burial will be at Omega cemetery. Masonic graveside services will be held.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Marie Bongaerts
Mrs. Hollis D. PERCIVAL, R.R. 2, Rochester, arrived today in Antwerp, Belgium, following an overseas flight to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Marie BONGAERTS, 79, who passed away suddenly Saturday.
The deceased had been in good health until just recently when she became seriously ill. Mrs. Percival was notified by long distance telephone. Mrs. Percival left Chicago for New York Saturday afternoon, but was unable to secure air passage until Monday evening.
Mrs. Percival plans to remain in Belgium until the estate is settled. A son, Francios [BONGAERTS], also survives. Mr. Bongaerts died several years ago.

Wednesday, July 6, 1960

Daniel W. Harter
The death of Daniel Webster HARTER, 88, labor publication editor, on June 15 at Canton, O., was learned here recently by his cousins, Ortis HARTER and Miss Trella HARTER, 319 Jefferson street, who recalled that he was born in Rochester.
He attended school at Akron and then studied three years at Battle Creek, (Mich.) college. He was the youngest child of Dr. Christopher HARTER, well-known pioneer physician of this city in its early years of existence.
He first worked as a stenographer under Robert Todd LINCOLN, son of President Abraham LINCOLN, who was president of the Pullman company in Chicago. He then devoted 60 years working as editor of labor newspapers following his dream of reducing labor troubles and strikes by the creation of better understanding through constructive newspaper educational procdesses. He was the founder of The United Labor News.
A daughter by his first marriage, Mildred [HARTER], became the wife of William WIRT, noted educational leader and school superintendent at Gary.

Thursday, July 7, 1960

Helen D. English
Services will be held at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton at 1 p.m. Friday for Mrs. Helen D. ENGLISH, 85, of Macy, who died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three months.
Born near Macy Dec. 1, 1874, she was the daughter of Lyman E. and Rebecca CALLOWAY HATCH. She had lived in the Macy community most of her life.
She was married June 26, 1913, to Willis M. ENGLISH, who died in 1952. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving are a brother, Harry G. HATCH, Macy; and several nieces and nephews. One son, Garland Foore ENGLISH, preceded her in death.
The Rev. Scott WEBSTER will officiate the final services. Burial will be in the cemetery at Danville, Ind.
Friends may call at the funeral home. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Friday, July 8, 1960

Della G. Thomas
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Delong Methodist church for Mrs. Della Glenora WOLF THOMAS, 70, who died Thursday morning in an ambulance en route to a hospital in South Bend. Cause of death was determined as a heart attack. Mrs. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Fulton county and Delong.
Born July 16, 1889, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John and Emma HAWK WOLF. Her husband, William THOMAS, died in 1952.
She was a member of the Delong Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hope WARREN of South Bend; three sons, Raymond [THOMAS], of Delong, Leroy [THOMAS] of Culver and Kenneth Earl [THOMAS] of South Bend; and brother, Harvey WOLF, of Kewanna. One daughter, Beulah [THOMAS], and two sons, Paul and Robert [THOMAS], preceded her in death, as did one brother, William WOLF.
The Rev. Theodore ROBERTS will officiate the services and burial will be made at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver.

Barbara Ann Kuhn
Mrs. Barbara Ann WOODS KUHN, 22, 1615 Elm street, died of undetermined causes at Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis at 9 p.m. Thursday after being admitted a few hours earlier. She had been seriously ill four days.
She was born June 3, 1938, in Rochester, to Fred and Sarah SLAYBAUGH WOODS. Her mother preceded her in death. She spent her entire life in Rochester Mrs. Kuhn had been hospitalized after her foot was cut by an exploding soft drink bottle.
Mrs. Kuhn was married Oct. 15, 1955, in Plymouth, to Ted Larry KUHN. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church.
Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Debbie Sue [KUHN], 18 months; her father, Fred WOODS, 314 1/2 Clayton street; one sister, Mrs. Grady (Roberta) MORRISON, Rochester; two brothers, Charles H. WOODS, Rochester, and Freddie WOODS, Plymouth; one half-sister, Mrs. Donnabelle STELLER, Plymouth;; one half-brother, Robert Lee WOODS, California; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. One brother,and grandparents also preceded in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Foster & Good funeral home, the Rev. Henry TERRY of the Rochester Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will be at Citizens cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 9, 1960

[no obits]

Monday, July 11, 1960

Oliver Leininger
Services will be held at the Olive Bethel church at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Oliver LEININGER, 88, a native of Akron who died at his home Saturday at 5:45 p.m., six miles northwest of Athens. He had been seriously ill six months.
Mr. Leininger was born Nov. 3, 1871, to David and Hester THOMPSON LEININGER. He married Dora KINDIG April 15, 1897; she preceded him in death in 1942.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Olive Bethel church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marie HARMON, Plymouth, and Mrs. Jessie LEONARD, Michigan City; two sons, Carl [LEININGER], Marion, and Omar [LEININGER], Akron; one sister, Mrs. Grace SMITH, Rochester; nine grandchildren nd six great-grandchildren.
The Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Cal OVERHOLSER will officiate at the services and burial will be at the Nichols cemetery.
Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and at the church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Ella May Thompson
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Ella May THOMPSON, 77, who died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Murphy Medical center in Warsaw. She had been seriously ill one week.
Mrs. Thompson had made her residence with her children since the death of her husband in 1953. She lived in Inwood for 31 years.
She was born Dec. 12, 1882, at Council Bluffs, Ia., to John and Lucretia JONES. She married Franklin A. THOMPSON, who preceded her in death in 1953.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Everett (Elsie) EISENRATH, North Webster; Mrs. George (Loeta) TINKEY, Warsaw; Mrs. Valerous (Elba) JANKE and Mrs. Garlen (Frances) SMITH, both of Claypool; Mrs. Harvey (Louise) DEACON, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Milner (Katie) CAPES, Walkertson; three sons, Omer [THOMPSON] of Argos; Emmett [THOMPSON] Warsaw, and Kent [THOMPSON], Inwood; seventeen grandchildren; thirteen great- grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Anna RUSK, Mrs. Grace ANGOUL and Mrs. Amy SWIFT, all of Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Polley WEISMAN, Indianapolis and Mrs. Dolley BOLSINGER, Rapid City, S.D., and one brother, Robert Ray JONES, Sico, Ore.
The Rev. Brooks LYNN will officiate the services and burial will be at the Mt. Pleasant cemetery in Wabash.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 12, 1960

Janice Ingram
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, for Mrs. Janice REINHOLT INGRAM, 18, of Kewanna, who died Sunday in South Bend from encephalitis. Mrs. Ingram had been ill two months.
She was born Sept. 19, 1941 in Chicago, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl REINHOLT, Rochester, and was married June 4, 1958 to William INGRAM, Kewanna, an employee of the Fulton County Farm Bureau co-op feed mill there. Both the parents and the husband survive.
Other survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Alice MEADOWS, Oxnard, Cal., Mrs. Shirley COOPER, Pacific, Mo., Mrs. Dorothy GIRTON, Hobart, and Miss Carol REINHOLT, Rochester; and brother, Robert E. REINHOLT, in the armed forces at San Diego, Cal.
Last Friday, Kewanna residents conducted a special benefit dance for Mrs. Ingram and her husband. The community's program to aid the young couple netted nearly $2,000 in all, the money to be used for the payment of medical bills and other expenses related to Mrs. Ingram's long and complicated illness.
The Revs. C. G. BARRINGER, Winamac, and Charles COOK, Kewanna, will be in charge of Wednesday's rites, and burial will be at Winamac.

Wednesday, July 13, 1960

Ella Waltz
Mrs. Ella SHAFFER WALTZ, 99, Argos' oldest resident, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Landis nursing home in Argos. She had been ill several weeks. Mrs. Waltz had lived in Argos since 1910.
She was born July 29, 1860, four miles southwest of Argos, the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth BRUMBACH SHAFFER. She was married in 1880 at Argos to Oliver WALTZ, who died in 1910.
Mrs. Waltz lived all her married life near Winchester, but returned to Argos following the death of her husband. She was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Flornce WOOLPERT, Argos; a niece, Mrs. Hattie HACKLER, and a nephew, Laurence COREY, both of Monticello, and other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Arthur SCHENCK of the Argos Methodist church will be in charge, and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetry.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, July 14, 1960

Ernest R. Bryant
Ernest R. BRYANT, 67, 325 West 10th street, died this morning at 6 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital after a five-year illness. He had been seriously ill one week.
Born Aug. 19, 1882, he was the son of George S. and Mary KUHN BRYANT and had resided in Rochester 18 years, moving here from Talma. He was married Feb. 2, 1918, in Rochester to Norabell KROM, who survives.
Mr. Bryant was retired, having worked 15 years at the Kingsbury Ordnance plant. He was a member of the American Legion.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Waldo (Mary Jo) GRAY, Huntington; one granddaughter, Cheryl Ann GRAY; one sister, Mrs. Verdie (Nora) BROCKEY, Talma, and several nieces and nephews. One sister and two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after Friday noon. Members of the American Legion will serve as pallbearers.

Friday, July 15, 1960

Anna Marie Zartman
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Catholic church for Mrs. Anna Marie ZARTMAN, 73, Kewanna native, who died 10 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill one month.
Mrs. Zartman was born Aug. 24, 1886, at Kewanna to John and Mary E. MARTIN FRIEND. She was married Feb. 11, 1907, in Logansport to Cora L. ZARTMAN, who died in 1945.
She was a member of the Rosary Society of the St. Joseph Catholic church.
Surviving are three sons, Michael [ZARTMAN], R.R. 6, Rochester, Adam [ZARTMAN], Kewanna, and Matthew Martin [ZARTMAN], Durand, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Agnes) HECTOR, Cassopolis, Mich., and one brother, Matthew FRIEND, Tulsa, Okla.
The Rev. George LANNING of the St. Joseph Catholic church will officiate. A rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 16, 1960 to Monday, July 18, 1960

[no obits]

Tuesday, July 19, 1960

Perry M. Sayger
Services were conducted today in Logansport for Perry M. SAYGER, 74, Logansport, a Fulton county native and retired train dispatcher. Mr. Sayger had been ill several years before his death Sunday.
He was born in Fulton county June 8, 1888, the son of William and Nancy E. BRYANT SAYGER, and was a Mason and member of the Methodist church. He was a railroad man more than 44 years.
Surviving are the widow, Reathel [SAYGER]; a son, Donald D. [SAYGER]; a daughter, Mrs. Robert MASTERS, and two grandchildren, all of Logansport; a brother, Herschel SAYGER, Rochester, and several nephews, also of here.

Wednesday, July 20, 1960

Helen Dunlavy
Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester for Mrs. Helen DUNLAVY, 55, who died in her sleep at her home in North Manchester at 11:30 p.m. Monday.
She was born July 1, 1905, in Rochester to William and Mary BLACKBURN DELP. She was married Oct. 9, 1926, to Elwood B. DUNLAVY, who died in 1955.
Mrs. Dunlavy was a member of the Lutheran church and the Tri Kappa sorority.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dean MITCHELL, Terrace Park, O.; one son, Thom D. DUNLAVY, Rising Sun; five [sic] brothers, Laurence DELP, Chicago; Harold DELP, PawPaw, Mich., Edward DELP, Rochester; Howard DELP, Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond HAYNES, Fitzgerald, Ga.; Mrs. Fredric MOLT, Ashville, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
The Rev. H. R. OGLE will officiate at the services and burial will be at the Oaklawn cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The casket will remain closed.

Cecil T. Dowds
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Paul Dowds funeral home in Mt. Vernon, O., for Cecil T. DOWDS, 61, a former Akron resident, who died at the Mercy hospital at Mt. Vernon Tuesday morning after an illness of one week.
Mr. Dowds was born March 21, 1899, at Mt. Vernon to Thompson and Manda FOOR DOWDS.
Surviving ar the wife; one daughter; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Glen (Loda) POWELL, Argos, Mrs. Darwin (Celia) BRADDOCK, Fredricktown, O.; Mrs. Hubert (Ruby) SWANK, Grooms, Texas; one brother, Cloise DOWDS, Mt. Vernon.

Thursday, July 21, 1960

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Friday, July 22, 1960

Ralph Thrush
Graveside rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, for Ralph THRUSH, 69, native of Rochester, who died Thursday at 1 a.m. in his home at Milwaukee.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate at the cemetery rites. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wendler funeral home in Milwaukee.
Mr. Thrush was the son of Napoleon Bonaparte and Mary Ellen CLINGER THRUSH and was the last surviving member of a family of eight children. He was born in Rochester but left here as a young man. He recently had retired after 20 years as shipping superintendent for the Portland Cement company in Milwaukee.
Surviving are his wife and one daughter. Local relatives are a niece, Miss Esther THRUSH, and a grand-nephew, William K. DOWNS.

Saturday, July 23, 1960

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Monday, July 25, 1960

Laura Taylor and
Kathleen Taylor
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at Michigan City for Mrs. Laura TAYLOR, 46, Kewanna native, and her 10-year-old daughter, Kathleen TAYLOR, both of whom were killed Thursday night in an accident on the Northern Indiana Toll road.
Mrs. Taylor's husband, Kenneth [TAYLOR], was injured seriously in the accident, a two-car affair in which a car driven by Barry DAVIS, 19, Chicago, jumped the center divider strip into the path of the Taylor vehicle near Gary. Davis also was injured.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Kewanna Nov. 13, 1913, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. COSTELLO, now of Michigan City, both of whom survive their daughter. She was a teacher in Michigan City schools.
Surviving besides the husband and the parents are a son, Jim [TAYLOR], 17, and another daughter, Ann [TAYLOR], 15, both at home.

Carl C. Campbell
Carl C. CAMPBELL, 75, died suddenly early this morning at his home in Kewanna.
A former antique dealer in Rochester, he was born Sept. 28, 1884, in Winamac, the son of William and Mary CAMPBELL. He was married to June EVANS, who died in 1959. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are one daugher Mrs. Mildred BROWN, Indianapolis; three granddaughters; two brothers, Harry [CAMPBELL], Logansport, and Charles [CAMPBELL], Niles, Mich.; four sisters, Mrs. Eula WEBB, Winamac; Mrs. Carey BASEY, South Bend; Mrs. Iris PARIS, Fort Dodge, Ia., and Mrs. Helen COX, Constantine, Mich. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Ralph and John [CAMPBELL], and one sister, Elsie [CAMPBELL].
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna with Rev. Harry TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday noon.

Darla Ann Romig
Prayer services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Doris Ann ROMIG, Argos, six months of age, who died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital after a three-week illness.
She was born in Plymouth Jan. 20, 1960. Elmer GOSS of the Jehovah Witnesses church of Plymouth, will conduct the services and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the fneral home.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Maria D. ROMIG; a twin brother, Darrel Lee [ROMIG]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl ROMIG, Argos, and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonas ROMIG and Dr. and Mrs. R. C. DYGERT, all of Argos.

Emma Jane Tippy
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Epworth Memorial Methodist church, South Bend, for Mrs. Emma Jane TIPPY, 58, South Bend, who died at 4 p.m. Saturday in South Bend Memorial hospital after an extended illness.
Born at Atwood on Aug. 12, 1901, she had moved to South Bend 10 years ago from Rochester. The former Emma PERSONS, she was married at Talma to Raymond TIPPY Oct. 21, 1920. Mrs. Tippy formerly taught school at Atwood and Talma. She was a member of the Epworth Memorial Methodist church at South Bend.
Surviving are the husband, 1921 Bergan street; two sons, William [TIPPY], Mishawaka, and John [TIPPY], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Jane JOHNSON, Rochester; and Mrs. Rose Ann MORRIS, Columbus, O.; five grandchildren; and four brothers, Hobart PERSONS, Bourbon; Herschel PERSONS, Provo, Utah, and Harley and William PERSONS, both of Atwood. One daughter preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Welsheimer funeral home, 521 North Williams street, South Bend, until 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. E. Richard HALEY, pastor of the Epworth Memorial Methodist church , will officiate, and burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.

Addie May Walburn
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Addie May WALBURN, 84, who died at 6 a.m. Sunday at the Miller nursing home after a six-year illness.
Mrs. Walburn was born March 13, 1876, in Newcastle township, the daughter of Jarvis W. and H. Elizabeth THOMPSON JEFFERIES. Married in July, 1898, here to Clint L. WALBURN, who died Dec. 8, 1949, Mrs. Walburn had spent most of her life in the Talma and Macy vicinities.
A housewife, she was a member of the Rochester Rebekah lodge and the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are a brother, Ancil JEFFERIES, Macy; two nieces and five nephews, including Lloyd JEFFERIES, Rochester. Another brother, Perry JEFFERIES, preceded her in death Jan. 12, 1958.
The Rev. Scottie WEBSTER, pastor of the Macy Christian church, assisted by the Rochester Rebekah lodge, will conduct the funeral, and burial will be in Sycamore cemetery in Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Madge W. Myers
Mrs. Madge W. WALLACE MYERS, 68, 1215 Jefferson street, died at 9:30 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home. Mrs. Myers had been in failing health for five months.
She was born July 29, 1891, in Rochester, the daughter of David and Rebecca CONGER WALLACE, and had spent her entire life here. She was married here on Oct. 8, 1920 to Charlie E. MYERS, who preceded her in death Feb. 13, 1960.
Mrs. Myers worked as bookkeeper at the Times theatre for about 30 years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary here.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lulu CORBETT, Hammond, and brother, Dee WALLACE, Peru, and several nieces and nephews.
The body was taken to the Foster & Good funeral home, where funeral arrangements are pending.

Tuesday, July 26, 1960

Madge W. Myers
Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Madge. W. MYERS, 68, 1215 Jefferson street, who died Monday morning. The Rev. James RHOADS of the First Baptist church, where Mrs. Myers was a member, will officiate, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clara Stanley
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Mrs. Clara STANLEY, 82, Argos, who died at 12:05 a.am. today in the Riverview nursing home, South Bend, after a one-month illness.
Mrs. Stanley was born July 4, 1878, in Rich Valley, Ind., the daughter of Robert and Susan REEVES VOTAW, and was married Oct. 1, 1913, in Plymouth to William J. STANLEY, who died in 1941. With the exception of 10 years when she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Ralph KELLEY, in Mishawaka. Mrs. Stanley had lived in Argos 60 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Wilma Jane) KELLY, Mishawaka, and Mrs. P. R. (Marcia) VICAMINCK, South Bend, and four grandchildren.
The Rev. Arthur A. SCHENCK will have charge of the funeral and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Earl Harmon
Earl HARMON, 79, died at 11 p.m. Monday at his home near Gilead following a month's serious illness.
A native of Miami county, he was married to the former Jennie LaRUE of Akron, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Lowell [HARMON], Peru, and Harold [HARMON], Gilead; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie KERCHER, Gilead, and Mrs. Fern FOUTS, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews of Rochester.
Last rites will be Thursday at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann.

Harry Hunneshagen
Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Harry HUNNESHAGEN, 84, who died Monday evening at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Margaret WERNER at Bruce Lake.
Mr. Hunneshagen was a lifelong resident of the Kewanna vicinity. He had been ill for about one year.
He was born Sept. 5, 1875, near Kewanna, to Reinholt and Jane LUNSFORD HUNNESHAGEN. He was a retired restaurant operator.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Margaret WERNER, Bruce Lake; one son, Joe HUNNESHAGEN, South Bend; two grandchildren, and one half-sister, Ruby OVERMYER, Rochester. Three children preceded him in death.
The Rev. Paul STEELE will officiate the services and burial will be at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, July 27, 1960

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Thursday, July 28, 1960

Edith M. Duey
Edith Myrtle DUEY, 75, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Pontius nursing home here after an 18-month illness. She resided seven miles southeast of Rochester.
Born in Miami county Oct. 10, 1884, she was the daughter of Alfred D. and Mary E. GRELLE DUEY. She had resided here since 1911. Miss Duey was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church and engaged in missionary work.
Surviving are two brothers, George DUEY, Rochester, and Phillip DUEY, Ann Arbor, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Emmet (Anna) SMITH, Indianapolis, Mrs. Duane (Hattie) NICOL, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Edgar (Mary) RUNKLE, Akron. Preceding her in death were two sisters and one brother.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire chapel at Fulton with the Rev. Ray BIRD of South Bend officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after Friday noon. The family asks ommission of flowers.

Mat Ewer
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Mud Lake chapel for Mat EWER, 82, a native of Macy who died at Greenfield this morning. Mrs. Richard WILSON of Macy is a daughter of Mr. Ewer.

Lavon Bemenderfer
Mrs. Lavon BEMENDERFER, 61, a native of the Akron community, died at the Bluffton clinic at Bluffton only one hour after she had been admitted.
Mrs. Bemenderfer was the daughter of John and Nora BROWN SHOUP.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Helen) PARKER, LaPorte, and Mrs. Harry (Mary) SHORTER, Lafayette, and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Friday, July 29, 1960

Lavon Bemenderfer
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tom Haupert funeral home, Akron, for Mrs. Lavon BEMENDERFER, 61, Akron resident, who died suddenly at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bluffton clinic.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will have charge of the rites, and burial will be at Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, July 30, 1960

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Monday, August 1, 1960

Harry Shane
Harry SHANE, 65, 329 Jefferson street, died Saturday at the Marion general hospital, where he had been admitted a half-hour previously. Mr. Shane had been in ill-health three years, seriously the past three days. He was visiting a brother in Marion.
Born Oct. 10, 1894, he moved to Rochester eight years ago from the Swayzee community. His parents were Thomas and Sarah BURRIS SHANE.
Mr. Shane was a member of the Antioch Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are three brothers, Ellis [SHANE], Mier, Ind.; Ted [SHANE], Greentown, and Bruce [SHANE], Marion; and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel MORRISON and Mrs. Edith McGRIFF, both of Rochester and Mrs. Nettie BROWN, Covington, Ky.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Rybolt funeral home in Swayzee with the Rev. Max GLENN officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Lawn cemetery at Flora. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.

Estil Kamp
Estil KAMP, 64, took his life by hanging at his home three miles north of Akron at 4 a.m. today.
Fulton County Coroner Dr. Howard ROWE,who investigated, ruled the death as suicide.
Mr. Kamp had been in ill health for the past two years.
He was born Nov. 7, 1895, near SAkron, to Reuben and Alfretta KAMP and spent his entire life in the Akron community.
Mr. Kamp was engaged in farming at the time of his death and was a World War I veteran and a member of the American Legion.
Surviving are the father, with whom Mr. Kamp lived; four brothers, Guy [KAMP], Akron; Robert [KAMP], Wakarusa; Harvey [KAMP], Fort Wayne; and Forrest [KAMP], Bourbon; five sisters, Mrs. Faye GROGG, Akron; Mrs. Guy (Mabel) SMITH, Bremen; Mrs. Ed (Katheryn) OVERLANDER, Akron; Mrs. Cliff (Edna) WAGONER, rochester; and Mrs. Ed (Irene) WIDEMAN, Akron. Mr. Kamp's mother, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Sam Arter
Sam ARTER, former Rochester resident, died Sunday at his home in South Bend. Mrs. Fred BARR, of Talma, is a niece.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Orvis funeral home in South Bend. Mr. Arter was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.

Wilfred Gagnon
Wilfred GAGNON, 47, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, was killed at 1 p.m. today in a hay baler accident on the Fred KIRTLEY farm, 4 1/2 miles east of Akron on the Rock Lake road.
Mr. Gagnon was attempting to thread a needle on the hay baler when his head became lodged in the locker arms of the baler and was crushed.
Sheetz funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements, which are pending. Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, investigated.

Edith M. Bucher
Miss Edith Mabel BUCHER, 87, Argos, died Sunday at 6:15 p.m. at the Landis nursing home in that town. She had been ill three years.
Born July 19, 1873, at Argos, she was the daughter of Francis and Lucy CHAPMAN BUCHER. She was a bookkeeper at the Argos bank for many years and belonged to the Methodist church.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Florence EMMONS, Rochester, and a brother, Joe [BUCHER], Indianapolis.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Dewitt Newcomb
Dewitt NEWCOMB, 89, R.R. 1, Argos, died Sunday at 3:50 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital here, having been admitted three weeks ago after breaking is hip in a fall.
Born Aug. 25, 1870, in Whitley county, he was the son of Henry and Alice SMITH NEWCOMB. He formerly resided near Richland Center but had lived southeast of Argos 42 years. His first marriage was in 1896 to Nona ROHRER, who died in 1914. His second marriage was in 1916 to Zona HECK, who survives.
He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brthren.
Surviving are the wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby HALTERMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Lee (Lydia) SHOEMAKER, El Centro, Cal.; two sons, Roy [NEWCOMB], North Liberty, and Alvin [NEWCOMB], R.R. 5, Rochester; seventeen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and one brother, Orlando [NEWCOMB], Mishawaka. One son, Wendell [NEWCOMB], four sistrs and one brother preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Eldon EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 2, 1960

Wilfred J. Gagnon
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Silver Creek church for Wilfred J. GAGNON, 40, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, who was killed in a hay baler accident Monday at 1 p.m.
Mr. Gagnon was working on the Fred KINLEY farm, 4 1/2 miles east of Akron on the Rock Lake road when the accident occurred.
He was attempting to thread a needle on the hay baler when his head became lodged in the rocker arms of the baler and was crushed.
Mr. Gagnon had lived in the Akron and Silver Lake communities for 40 years coming there from Illinois.
He was born April 2, 1911, in Iroquois county, Ill., to Edward and Armin BLOIS GAGNON. He married Alice MURPHY Feb. 11, 1933, at Akron.
He was a farmer and was a member of the Silver Creek church and the Modern Woodmen lodge.
Surviving are the wife; four daughters, Mrs. Max (Rosella) Van CLEAVE, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; Mrs. Gene (Carolyn) MILLER, Argos; Mrs. James (Patricia) McKIBBIN, Hawaii; Mrs. Robert (Joyce) SHAFFER, Rochester; one son, William GAGNON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; five grandchildren; eight brothers, Walter [GAGNON], Laketon, Oneal and Orville [GAGNON], Akron; Arthur, Lawrence and Rosewell [GAGNON], all of Silver Lake; Russell [GAGNON], South Whitley; and Blair [GAGNON], Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. William (Loretta) HANCOCK, Akron. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
The Rev. Victor YEAGER will officiate at the services and burial will be at the Silver Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, August 3, 1960

Thomas M. Moore
Thomas Minor MOORE, 81, a former resident of Rochester and Argos, died at 2:15 a.m. this morning at the Beatty Memorial hospital at Westville.
The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.

Edith C. Lowe
Mrs. Edith C. LOWE, 67, a summer resident of Lake Bruce, was killed instantly Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. when her station wagon skidded into a speeding Chesapeake and Ohio railroad train at a crossing one mile southeast of Lake Bruce.
Investigating officers said that Mrs. Lowe, who was alone in her car at the time of the accident, apparently saw the oncoming train too late to stop. Skid marks showed that the 1954 Ford station wagon had skidded 66 feet before smashing into the right front corner of the locomotive.
The tragedy occurred on a blacktop county road at the second rail crossing southeast of Lake Bruce, which is located at the western edge of Fulton county.
The C. & O. freight train was made up of 85 cars and was traveling southeast at an estimated 50 mph when Mrs. Lowe's car piled into it. Mrs. Lowe was traveling north. Following impact, the Lowe vehicle skidded 89 feet along the side of the railroad right-of-way.
Mrs. Lowe's injuries were reported as skull fracture, crushed chest and severe lacerations of the head and both legs.
The train, designated as "Second No. 92," was headed by R. C. CONNER of Peru as engineer. Conductor was William WELLER, fireman, H. Y. SAYLOR, brakeman, J. E. MILLS and third brakeman W. R. MORRIS, all of Peru. Its damage was negligible.
Mrs. Lowe's permanent address was R.R. 2, Box 9071, Lakeland, Fla., but she had resided during the summers in a cottage on the north shore of Lake Bruce for many years. A widow, she lived alone and had been returning from visiting relatives in Kokomo when the crash occurred.
The crossing has no automatic signal but visitility at the time of the crash was good and officers were at a loss to understand why Mrs. Lowe did not see the train.
Investigating the mishap were State Troopers Richard KEYES and John HATCH, Sheriff Willard CLARK and Deputy Coroner Lyman BAKER.
Mrs. Lowe formerly resided in Logansport. Her husband, Ross [LOWE], died of a heart attack while on an airplane trip to the West coast in 1958.
She was born in Miami county in April, 1893, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver MURDEN. Surviving are one son, Keith STOUGH, Kokomo; a stepdaugter, Mrs. Velma Van VOORSET, Cleveland; two stepsons, Tim LOWE, Logansport, and Dean LOWE, New Castle; two brothers, Arthur [MURDEN], Chicago, and Frank [MURDEN], Hamilton, O., and a sister, Mrs. Inis GRIFFIN, Lakeland, Fla.
The body was taken first to the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna and then to the Chase-Miller funeral home in Logansport. Final rites are pending but friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, August 4, 1960

Infant Bowen
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson BOWEN, Grants, N.M., died Wednesday evening in the hospital in that city. The child was born Tuesday. Mrs. Lena BOWEN, this city, is the paternal grandmother.

Jessie O. Houghton
Mrs. Jessie O. HOUGHTON, 72, Plymouth, died at 1 a.m. today in Parkview hospital there after a seven-month illness.
She was born at Kewanna May 12, 1888, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Leroy ROGERS. She had resided in Plymouth and Marshall counties 42 years. Her marriage was in 1909 to O. Manfred HOUGHTON, who died in 1956.
Surviving are three sons, Roger and Manfred [HOUGHTON], both of Plymouth, and Randall [HOUGHTON], Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. George HIRST, Byron Center, Mich., fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Johnson funeral home at Plymouth with the Rev. James BURROUGHS officiating. Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thomas M. Moore
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Thomas Minor MOORE, 81, former Rochester resident, who died Wednesday morning at Beatty Memorial hospital in Westville.
The Rev. Arthur SCHENCK will officiate at rites and burial will be at the Mt. Hope cemetery in Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Moore was born March 15, 1879, at Gardner, Kan., the son of Lindley and Belle JONES MOORE. He was a retired railroad switchman. His marriage was to Mary RALSTON, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Moore rsided several years here with the Ray WOODCOXes and also had lived in Gary, Hammond and Argos. Six nieces and nephews survive.

Friday, August 5, 1960

Emma King
Services will be held at the Reed funeral home in Mentone at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for Mrs. Emma KING, 88, who died today at 3 a.m. in her home 2 1/2 miles west of Mentone. She had been ill one week.
Mrs.King was born May 27, 1872, in Lithopolis, O., to Mr. and Mrs. David FALER. She married Charles KING in 1898. He preceded her in death in 1936.
She had been a resident of Fulton county for 62 years. She was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Clara Eve) BAKER, Mentone; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one foster-son, Dewey KING, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Alf Van Dien
Alf Van DIEN, 85, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Thursday at 4 p.m. at his home after a five-year illness. He had worked as an interior decorator until 80 years of age.
The son of Richard and Mary DUNLAP Van DIEN, he was born April 2, 1875, in Fulton county and married at LaPorte Dec. 3, 1931, to Stella BRYANT, who survives. He attended the First Presbyterian church.
Also surviving are two brothers, Bert [Van DIEN], Rochester, and Roscoe [Van DIEN], South Bend. Preceding him in death were two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles Richardson
Mrs. Sadie SWARTZLANDER, 117 West Third street, has rceived word of the death of her brother, Charles RICHARDSON, Spokane, Wash. Mr. Richardson died Aug. 2. He was the son of [Riley] and Rebecca WALLING [RICHARDSON].

J. Fred See
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Macy Christian church for J. Fred SEE, 68, who died Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at his home one mile north of Deedsville. Mr. See had been ill seven months. He was a lifetime resident of Fulton and Miami counties.
He was born Sept. 24, 1891 in Deedsville to Carey and Olive COVER SEE. His marriage was to Lucy SMITH Sept. 24, 1914, in Peru.
Mr. See was a farmer and a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are the wife; six brothers, Albert [SEE], Peru; Oliver [SEE], Chili; Rudolph [SEE], R.R. 1, Akron; and Errett, Everett and Ferrell [SEE], all of R.R. 1, Macy; four sisters, Mary WINKLEPLECK, Chicago; Dessie BELLENDER, Chicago, Verna TILLETT, Peru; and Blanche LECKRONE, Fairmont, and several nieces and nephews.
The Revs. Harold CONRAD and Scotty WEBSTER will officiate the services and burial will be at the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Saturday and until noon Sunday.

Saturday, August 6, 1960

Clarence Sampsel
Clarence "Pliny" SAMPSEL, 75, Rochester dredging contractor, was killed Friday afternoon and his wife, Martha [SAMPSEL], was injured in an automobile accident near Mesa, Ariz.
Details of the crash were not learned immediately. Mrs. Sampsel is confined to a hospital in Mesa with five fractured ribs. Her daughter, Mrs. Irene KUHN of Akron, left today by plane to be at her side.
Mr. Sampsel died almost instantly of a punctured lung, it was learned.
Born July 20, 1865, near Macy, he was the son of William Paul and Amanda ZARTMAN SAMPSEL. A resident of the Macy and Rochester communities his entire life he had been engaged in the dredging and excavating business for over 35 years. His marriage was in 1911 in Peru to Martha Ruth WELLER.
The Sampsels maintained a home in Mesa and spent the winters in that state. They were there on a visit when the fatal crash occurred.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Homer [SAMPSEL], Rochester; the daughter, Mrs. Kuhn; five grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lola Marie BATES, Delton, Mich.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is being returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.

Monday, August 8, 1960

John Iler
John ILER, 78, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday in his home, 1308 South Michigan street, South Bend, after an 18-month illness. He was the fater of Dr. Harold ILER, Rochester dentist.
Born Aug. 2, 1882, southeast of Argos, he was the son of Burkett and Margaret McGREW ILER. He had resided nine years in South Bend, moving there from his farm home five miles south of Argos on U.S. 31. His first marriage was to Inez BODEY, who died in 1912. Later he was married to Dicie BIXLER, who died in 1924. In 1951, he was married to Lily Dell WARREN COMPTON, who survives.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Helen) STANER, Hammond, and Mrs. Ray (Margaret) BALL, Dayton, O.; the son, Dr. Iler; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jesse (Nora) ROHRER, Argos.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Albert VERMILLION officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery southeast of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Samuel W. Walters
Samuel William WALTERS, one of Fulton county's oldest residents, died at the age of 97 years Sunday morning at 3:20 o'clock in the home of his son, Alvah [WALTERS], 1429 Madison street.
Mr. Walters had been seriously ill the past five weeks.
Born Nov. 29, 1862, in the Loyal community, he was the son of Solomon and Elizabeth BARNHEISEL WALTERS. He moved from this coty in 1905 and resided in Indianapolis until 1950, when he returned to Rochester. He was a carpenter by occupation.
Mr. Walters' first marriage was at Rochester in 1887 to Emma WEBB, who died in 1896. His second marriage was at Indianapolis in 1899 to Charlotte WEBB, who died in 1934.
He was a member of the E.U.B. church and had been over 50 years a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are the son and daughter-in-law, Alvah and Lenna WALTERS, Rochester, and grandchildren, Norman and Lydia WALTERS, Rochester. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Wesley and Frank [WALTERS], and one sister, Mrs. Susan BALL.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Rochester E.U.B. church with Rev. Kenneth Clyde WALTERS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

John Nye
John NYE, 92, former Rochester police chief, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday of a heart attack at his home, 630 1/2 Main street. He had been in failing health five years.
He was born April 3, 1868, at Winamac, and had lived most of his life in this vicinity. He was married in 1929 to Louise GARDNER, who died in April, 1958.
Mr. Nye was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and the First Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Naomi HEIGL, Zionsville, and Mrs. Deloris WINKLER, Anderson; one son, Ollen Gardner [NYE], Indianapolis; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were three sisters and one brother.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Clarence Sampsel
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Clarence "Pliny" SAMPSEL, 75, Rochester, who was killed Friday afternoon in a truck-auto accident near Mesa, Ariz.
The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON of the Athens E.U.B. church will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after Wednesday noon.
Mr. Sampsel, a Rochester dredging contractor for over 35 years, had been residing in Mesa because of his health. His wife, Ruth [SAMPSEL], 69, is in a Mesa hospital in "fair' condition with five fractured ribs.
Arizona state police said that Mr. Sampsel was making a U-turn when his car collided with a lumber truck driven by Chester ESTEP, 35, Apache Junction, Ariz. The accident occurred on U.S. 60-70 about five miles east of Mesa. Estep also was injured seriously.

Tuesday, August 9, 1960

David L. Haney
David Lee HANEY, 15, was killed Monday at 6:45 p.m. at his home three miles north of Akron, when the tractor he was driving overturned.
Witnesses who arrived at the scene of the tragedy shortly after it occurred reported that the youth apparently was thrown from the tractor and struck his head.
Kosciusko county coroner's officers, who investigated, determined the cause of death as a basal skull fracture.
Haney was born June 8, 1945, in Rochester to Fred and Doris JENNINGS HANRY, Sr. and spent his lifetime at his present home.
He was a sophomore at Beaver Dam high school, a member of the E.U.B. church and the 4-H club.
Surviving are the parents; one sister, Mrs. Raymond (Marilyn) ADAMS, R.R. 2, Akron; three brothers, Dr. Leslie HANEY, Indianapolis; Fred HANEY, Jr., R.R. 1, Claypool; Morris HANEY, R.R. 2, Akron; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Peter HANEY, Milford; maternal grandfather, Charles JENNINGS, Butler, Ind.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Infant Maurer
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. today at the Richland Center cemetery for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. MAURER of Bourbon, who died at Memorial hospital in South Bend at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Surviving arethe parents; two sisters, Julia Diane and Karen Lynn MAURER; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BURKETT, R.R. 2, Rochester; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gail MAURER, R.R. 1, Connersville.

Wednesday, August 10, 1960

Thurman Twyman
Thurman R. TWYMAN, 72, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital after a three-year illness. He was admitted to the hospital at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Twyman resided eight miles southwest of Rochester, moving there 16 years ago from Indianapolis. He was born at Glasgow, Ky., on March 11, 1888, the son of George and Fannie BROWN TWYMAN. He was married in Indianapolis April 6, 1912, to Mabel JOHNSON, who survives.
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Dewey (Rachel) HOOD, Cloverdale, and a brother, James [TWYMAN], Indianapolis. Two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 4:10 p.m. today. Funeral rites will be at the J. C. Wilson chapel Friday at 2 p.m. in Greenwood with burial there.

David Lee Haney
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church for David Lee HANEY, who was killed Monday when the tractor he was operating overturned at his home three miles north of Akron.
The Rev. Joe BEAR will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the last rites.

Ira Chester Brown
Ira Chester BROWN, 26, a former Rochester resident who lived in Lakeland, Fla., the past year, was killed in an accident near Lakeland about 8 a.m. today.
Brown, who was driving a semi-truck rig belonging to the Mason Contract Haulers of Lakeland, where he was employed, reportedly ran into the rear of another truck.
Mr. Brown was born Oct. 17, 1933, near Kokomo, and lived in Rochester about 18 years. he was the son of Robert and Grace GARNER BROWN. His father preceded him in death about 14 years ago.
He formerly was married to Mary Jo CHALK of Rochester.
He served with the U.S. Army two year, 18 months in Okinawa. He was a member of the Church of God and the Eagles lodge of Rochester.
Surviving are the mother, 118 West 12th street; two sisters, Mrs. George (Dorothy) BIXLER, Athens; Miss Grace Marie BROWN, at home; five brothers, George [BROWN], Rochester; Joseph [BROWN], Kokomo; Kenneth [BROWN], at home; John [BROWN], Lakeland; Pvt. Roy Max [BROWN], Ft. Knox, Ky.; several nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles. The father and one brother preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Thursday, August 11, 1960

Mollie Leiter
Miss Mollie LEITER, 316 West Eighth street, died this morning of a heart attack at 8:30 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, shortly after her admission there. Although in failing health in recent years, her death came as a surprise to relatives and friends. She was 80 years of age.
Miss Leiter retired in June 1951, after being employed as bookkeeper for The News-Sentinel and The Barnhart-Van Trump Company Inc., for 31 years. She joined the staff of The Rochester Sentinel Aug. 20, 1920, and remained with the firm during its subsequent merger with The Daily News in December, 1924. She lived alone in her Rochester home.
Miss Leiter had been looking forward to attending the annual reunion of the Leiter family, secheduled Snday at City Park.
Born April 16, 1880, in Leiters Ford, she was the daughter of Jacob and Lydia ROSE LEITER and had spent her entire life in this community. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Order of Eastern Star and the Birthday club.
Miss Leiter's father was one of the earliest settlers of Aubbeenaubbee township, moving to the area from Ohio in 1846. He gave his name to the town of Leiters Ford. Miss Leiter was one of a family of 19 children born to Jacob Leiter, nine by his first wife, who died, and ten by his second.
Surviving are one brother, Edward LEITER, Bethlehem, Pa., and many nices and nephews.
Funeral services will be in charge of th Zimmerman Brothers funeral home but now are incomplete, awaiting the arrival here of a niece, Mrs. Kathryn CENTNER, Arlington, Va., late today. Rites likely will be Monday.

Friday, August 12, 1960

Mollie Leiter
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Miss Mollie LEITER, 80, 316 West Eighth street, who died of a heart attack at Woodlawn hospital Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
The Rev. Ray MILLS of the Grace Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.
Miss Leiter retired in 1951 after 31 years's service as bookkeeper for The News-Sentinel.

Ira C. Brown
Services will be held at the Foster & Good funeral home at 1 p.m. Saturday for Ira C. BROWN, former resident, who died in a truck crash in Lakeland, Fla., Wednesday.
The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, Denver, Ind., will officiate and burial will be made at Crown Point Cemetery in Kokomo.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Dr. George Darnell
Word has been received of the death of Dr. George DARNELL, Clear Lake, Ia. Mr. Darnell died Wednesday evening in Mercy hospital in Clear Lake.
Surviving are his wife, the former Ada MULLICAN, sister of the late Charles and Ben MULLICAN of Rochester; three daughters and one son.

Saturday, August 13, 1960

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Monday, August 15, 1960

James O. Fugate
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday for James Orlie FUGATE, 52, 525 Clayton street, who hanged himself in the Cass county jail, Logansport, Sunday. Fugate had been arrested on a charge of public intoxication at 4:20 a.m. Sunday by Logansport police.
Sheriff's officers at the jail said that another prisoner found Fugate hanging from a bar in the cell by two handkerchiefs tied together at 6 a.m.
A lifelong resident here, he was born June 1, 1908, the son of James H. and Florence May ROUCH FUGATE. The mother, at home, survives. The father preceded him in death in 1936.
He was employed by Armour's, South Bend, 23 years and was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion here.
Surviving besides the mother are a brother, Lee FUGATE, Madison, Wis., two sisters, Mrs. Alma CRABILL and Mrs. Cleo YOUNG, both of Rochester, and two nephews.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will conduct services at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, and the American Legion will assist him. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

J. Austin Stephenson
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos for John (Austin) STEPHENSON, 90, who died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth Sunday evening after an illness of three days.
He was born Jan. 13, 1870 in Gosport, Ind., to Madison and Isabelle ARMENTROUT STEPHENSON. In 1900, he married Kathrun WORTHINGTON, who preceded him in death in 1945.
Mr. Stephenson was a retired grocery store owner.
Surviving are one son, Madison STEPHENSON, Argos; two grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH will officiate the services and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery in Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Rev. Harry Mount
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Middletown Christian church for the Rev. Harry MOUNT, pastor of the Middletown Sixth street Christian church and former minister of the Rochester Christian church in the 1940's.
Rev. Mount died at the St. John hospital in Anderson after an illness of three weeks. He was born in Columbus, Ind.
Surviving are the wife, Charlotte [MOUNT]; one daughter, Jean McGOWEN; three sons, Ralph, Arthur and Gene [MOUNT] all of Trafalghar, Ind.; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nellie EVANS, Indianapolis.

Tuesday, August 16, 1960

Laura Hunter
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Laura HUNTER, 85, who died at 3:10 a.m. this morning at the home of her son, Ernest [HUNTER], in Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Hunter had been ill five years and critically ill for two weeks.
She was born April 7, 1875, at Atwood to Samuel and Merilla WILSON HARTER. She lived in Akron 33 years before moving to Fort Wayne in 1948.
She was married to Robert HUNTER Feb. 15, 1892, at Brook. Mr. Hunter preceded her in death in 1949.
Mrs. Hunter was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Ernest HUNTER, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate the services and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 17, 1960

Adora I. Barnes
Mrs. Adora Isabel BARNES, 318 West 11th street, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the age of 88 years. She was Fulton county's oldest resident.
Mrs. Barnes had been in ill health for the past six months at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Forrest FENIMORE, where she had been residing.
The daughter of Thomas and Cynthia COUGH MORTON, she was born Dec. 7, 1861, at North Judson. Her marriage was to Albert E. BARNES, who died in 1944. Mrs. Barnes and her husband had lived in Seattle, Wash., for 40 years. She came here 12 years ago.
She was a member of the Burton Methodist church.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Amy FENIMORE, 318 West 11th street; one son, William A. BARNES, Yakima, Wash.; eleven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Among the grandchildren are Albert BRUGH of Battle Creek, Mich., formerly of Rochester; Joe BRUGH and Mrs. Louis (Donnabel) KLINE, both of Rochester.
Preceding her in death were a son, Russell [BARNES], in 1943; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth SMITH, in 1936, and two sisters.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after Thursday noon.

Laura Stukey
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Walnut church of the Brethren, southeast of Argos, for Mrs. Laura STUKEY, 70, a North Manchester resident who died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Edna HENTZLER, Bourbon, at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of one month.
Mrs. Stukey had lived in North Manchester for the past 30 years where her husband operated an automobile agency.
She was born Dec. 6, 1889, near Tippecanoe to John and Amanda MECHLING WADDLE and married Rudy STUKEY Feb. 1, 1906, at Tippecanoe.
Surviving are the husband, North Manchester; one sister, Mrs. William (Blanche) HARMON, Tippecanoe; and several nieces and nephews.
The Revs. Walter HOUSE and Eldon EVANS will officiate at the services, and burial will be at the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.
The body will be rmoved from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the Stukey residence at North Manchester where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Randy Lew Miller
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday for Randy Lew MILLER, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Galen L. MILLER, R.R. 1, Macy, who died of a skull fracture at Woodlawn hospital here early today after being hit with a shovel.
Coroner Dr. Howard ROWE and Deputh Coroner Lyman BAKER were investigating the case today and were not available to make a statement about the circumstances surrounding the incicdent.
It was reported however, that the boy was involved in a scuffle with several other boys at Perrysburg about 6:30 p.m. Monday when he was struck. He was taken to a doctor, but suffered a relapse Tuesday evening and was admitted to the hospital here about 8 p.m. Tuesday.
His skull was fractured over the left temple and behind the left ear, according to unofficial reports.
Randy was born in Peru May 21, 1948, the son of Galen L. and Mary Elizabeth PEARCE MILLER, both of whom survive at home. He was a sixth-grade pupil at the Macy school of the North Miami Consolidated district.
Surviving besides the parents, are a sister, Miss Rhoda Joyce MILLER, Philadelphia; four brothrs, Larry Gene, Curtiss Lynn , Gregory Eric and Kevin Roscoe [MILLER], all at home; four uncles; six aunts; the paternal grandfather, Roscoe F. MILLER, Perrysburg, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl D. PEARCE, R.R. 2, Peru.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Jack YARIAN at the McCain funeral home, at the instersection of U.S. 31 and Ind. 16, and burial will be in the Perrysburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home afte 2 p.m. Thursday.

Mollie Leiter
Out-of-town people attending the funeral of Miss Mollie LEITER Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert SALES and daughter, Judy, Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth SALES and daughter, Melissa, St. Louis, Mo.; James CAMPBELL, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh CAMPBELL and Mr.and Mrs. J. D. WILLIAMS, all of Leiters Ford; Mr. and Mrs. Tom CAMPBELL, Mrs. Barbara Rose ENDRESS, Miss Della LEITER, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl STEGILAMAN, Richmond; Emerson GREENSTREET and Mrs. John GREENSTREET, Lewisville, and Charles LEITER, Oakland, Cal.
Also Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose BURGETT, Huntington; William LEITER, Flora; Mrs. Ray GEYER and Robert GEYER, Wabash; Bert LEITER, Gurnee, Ill.; Mrs. Lynn BEMAN, Winetka, Ill; Florence LEITER, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Mrs. Gladys KISHPAUGH and Mr. and Mrs. Robert LEITER, Battle Creek, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Claude WOLFRAM, South Bend; Mike CAMPBELL, Mrs. Ruth MARICAL, Mrs. Kenneth BUCKLES and Mrs. Pat CAMPBELL, all of Argos; Mrs. R. V. CAMPBELL, Pleasant Ridge, Mich.; Mrs. Herbert HEWITT, Fall Haven, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Randall FRIEDLAND, Gary; Mr. and Mrs. Ed LEITER, Bethlehem, Pa., and Cal. and Mrs. William F. CENTNER, Arlington, Va.

Thursday, August 18, 1960

Edna Bitters
Miss Edna BITTERS, 69, was found dead in her bed about 11:40 o'clock this morning at her home, 1102 Jefferson street, where she lived alone.
Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, investigated and said that she probably had been dead for about 36 hours. He gave the cause of the death as cardio-vascular renal disease. She had been in apparent good health.
Neighbors had seen no activity around her home for over a day. This morning they noted that Wednesday night's newspaper still was on the porch. They investigated and discovered her body.
Miss Bitters' twin sister, Edith [BITTERS], died of a heart attack Nov. 13, 1958, while raking leaves in the front yard of the Jefferson street home.
Born June 6, 1891, in the same house where she died, Miss Bitters was the daughter of Calvin and Mary MERCER BITTERS. She had spent her life in this community.
She was a member of the Grace Methodist church. There are no immediate survivors, although numerous distant relatives.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Huldah Leopold
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grace United Church of Christ in Culver for Mrs. Huldah CASTLEMAN LEOPOLD, 82, Culver resident, who died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Don Van DUYNE, at Bruce Lake station after an illness of six months.
Mrs. Leopold was born March 8, 1878, in North Bend township in Starke county to Joseph and Jane PARKER CASTLEMAN.
She married Harry J. LEOPOLD April 10, 1900. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Leopold taught school five years before her marriage at the North Bend township school.
She was a former member of the Zion Evangelical Reform church and a member of the Grace United Church of Christ.
Surviving are one niece, Mrs. Don Van DUYNE, Bruce Lake Station, whom she had reared since Mrs. Van Duyne was two years old, and six grandchildren, Miss Bonnie HOOVER, Hammond, Mrs. Pauline CLARKE, Germany; Harry HOOVER, Earl Park, Ind., Mrs. Donabelle FISHER, Kewanna; Mrs. Wiladean DeWITT, Kingman, Ariz., and Frank Van DUYNE, Kewanna.
The Rev. Harold Hohman will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver.

Friday, August 19, 1960

Gertrude M. McClung
Mrs. Gertrude M. McCLUNG, 87, died this morning at 10:30 o'clock in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred HODEL, at 329 West Seventh street. Mrs. McClung, whose residence was at 928 Main street, had been residing with her daughter since becoming seriously ill two weeks ago.
Born April 4, 1873, at Hillsgrove, O., she was the daughter of Albert and Frances COOK. Her marriage was at Akron on Oct. 2, 1902, to John Leigh McCLUNG, prominent Rochester pharmacist for many years. He died March 24, 1947.
Mrs. McClung had lived in the Mt. Zion and Rochester communities for 60 years, coming here from Akron. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church, Order of Eastern Star and Mt. Zion club.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Fred (Marjorie) HODEL, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Ethel BARRETT, New York City; one brother, Theodore COOK, California; two grandchildren, Ann and Mary Beth HODEL, and several nieces and nephews. Two children preceded her in death, Joseph [McCLUNG] in 1904 and Mary [McCLUNG] in 1905.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The family asks that remembrances other than flowers, be made in the form desired by friends.

Edna Bitters
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Miss Edna BITTERS, 69, 1102 Jefferson street. The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Miss Bitters was found dead in bed at her home Thursday noon by neighbors who had become concerned because they had not seen her about the house. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, estimated that death had occurred about 36 hours previously of a heart and kidney ailment.

William Hancock
Services will be held at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Sunday for William HANCOCK, 63, an Akron resident who died at Woodlawn hospital at 6 a.m. today after being rushed to the hospital by ambulance Thursday evening.
Mr. Hancock had been in ill health for the past 13 years.
He was born Oct. 14, 1896, in Trimble county, Kentucky, to Monroe and Bessie YOUNG HANCOCK.
He married Loretta GAGNON Sept. 8, 1920, in Toldeo, O.
Mr. Hancock was a retired farmer.
Surviving are the wife; one son, Ed HANCOCK, Roann; one daugher, Mrs. Joe (Larraine) WHITTENBERGER, Akron; three grandchildren, and one brother, Bob HANCOCK, Niagara Falls, N.Y. One sister preceded him in death.
The Rev. Maurice KESSLER will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Austin N. McIntire
Austin N. "Doc" McINTIRE, 85, Delong, one of the last two survivors of Fulton county's volunteer company which served in the Spanish-American War, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for a week.
Mr. McIntire was a member of Company B, 158th infantry regiment of Indiana volunteers which was formed in this county to serve in the Spanish war. He was a member of the Major A. H. Skinner Post, United Spanish American War Veterans.
Born Sept. 2, 1874, near Athens, he was the son of August and Margaret WHITE McINTIRE. He had spent most of his life in Delong, with the exception of two years at Cambridge, Ill., and for 31 years was employed by the Erie railroad.
He was married April 24, 1907, to Martha Ann STUBBS, who survives. A daughter, Janet [McINTIRE], died in 1936 and he was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Delong Methodist church with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Easterday funeral home at Culver, where friends may call, is in charge of arrangements.

James S. Hamilton
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday for James S. HAMILTON, 77, R.R. 1, Claypool, who died at 2 a.m. today at the Murphy medical center, Warsaw. Mr. Hamilton had been ill one and one-half years with heart trouble.
He was born May 6, 1883, in Hardin county, Ohio, the son of Thomas J. and Samantha MILLER HAMILTON. A retired farmer, he had lived all his life in the Akron area.
He was married July 7, 1904, in Warsaw to Elizabeth MYERS, who survives. Other survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Joe (Iva) TAYLOR, Kendallville; Mrs. Arthur (Violet) GAGNON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; Mrs. Russell (Anna) GAGNON, South Whitley; Mrs. William (Ruth) SHAFFER, Charles City, Iowa; Mrs. Eskell (Isabelle) CLEMONS, Deedsville and Mrs. Clair (Hazel) COHRAN, Macy; two sons, Dan [HAMILTON], Leesburg, and Russell [HAMILTON], Macy; twenty-eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe [HAMILTON], Nappanee, and Lem [HAMILTON], Silver Lake; a sister, Mrs. Lon (Mary) BURKEY, Texas, and two half-sisters. Two children and two sisters preceded him in death.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate at the funeral at Sheetz funeral home, Akron, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Leesburg cemetery.

Saturday, August 20, 1960

Ed Gira
Word was received here today of the death of Ed GIRA at his home, 306, Lakeshore Drive, Warner Robins, Ga., at 7:30 p.m. Friday night. Mr. Gira, a retired railroad man, formerly lived at Mitchell's park on Lake Manitou here.
Among the survivors are the widow, Alberta [GIRA], at home; a daughter, Mrs. John W. JARRES, and a grandson. The Giras had lived at Warner Robins, an Air Force base at which their son-in-law, [John W.] JARRES, is stationed, for the last three years after living at Mitchell's park for six or seven years. They came to Rochester from Williard, O.
Funeral services, which are incomplete, will be conducted in the Ohio city.

Monday, August 22, 1960

Douglas B. Cunningham
Kosciusko county Deputy Coroner George HAYMOND has ruled the death of Douglas B. CUNNINGHAM, 37, an Akron resident, to be suicide as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Cunningham was found in a woods two miles east of Ind. 13, on Ind. 14, with a hose from the exhaust pipe running into the passenger compartment of his car. The windows were up in the car. He was found about 1:45 p.m. Sunday.
Indiana state police and the Kosciusko county sheriff's department investigated along with the deputy coroner. The time of death was determined to be about 7 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. Cunningham was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Peru, to George and Zella BUTT CUNNINGHAM and married Mary SRIVER, Oct. 20, 1951 in Peru.
He was a World War II veteran, member of the Peru Baptist church, and the Lebanon American Legion.
Surviving are the wife, at home; two daughters, Debra Ann and Kimberly Sue [CUNNINGHAM], both at home; one son, Dannie [CUNNINGHAM], at home; the mother, Mrs. Zella CUNNINGHAM, Orlando, Fala.; one brother, Ed CUNNINGHAM, Eau Gallio, Fla.; and three sisters, Mrs. O. O. (Luanna) BRADLEY, Peru; Mrs. Paul (Loretta) VINCENT, Indianapolis; and Pat (Hellen) REDMON, Scottland. His father preceded him in death.
Services will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Gary ALBRITTEN of Peru will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 23, 1960

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Wednesday, August 24, 1960

Bessie B. Cripe
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday for Mrs. Bessie B. CRIPE, 73, former Rochester resident who died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home in Lakeville. Mrs. Cripe had been ill several months.
She was born in Ohio Feb. 18, 1887, was the widow of John C. CRIPE, who died in 1956, and had lived in Lakeville four years, moving there from Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret GILBERT, Lakeville, and Mrs. Verna KISTLER, Leiters Ford; a son, Clayton W. CRIPE, Lakeland, Fla., a former Rochester resident; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Chester and Howard INEBNIT, both of Goshen, Omer INEBNIT, Elkhart, and Glenn INEBNIT, Oregon, and three sisters, Mrs. Helen SCHROCK, Muskegon, Mich., Mrs. Laura JONES, California, and Mrs. Nellie WALLACE, Elkhart.
Robert EDGELL, pastor of the Knox congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, will have charge of the funeral to be conducted at the Brink funeral home in Lakeville. Burial will be in the West Goshen cemetery, Goshen.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Jesse C. Shelton
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Jesse C. SHELTON, 76, 1005 Franklin avenue, who died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Miller nursing home. He had been a patient there a month and in failing health the past seven years.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE 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.
Mr. Shelton had been a barber in this community 55 years, much of that time at the Main Barber Shop where the Rochester News Stand now is in business. He owned the shop for about 10 years.
Long interested in local baseball activities, he was co-manager of the strong Rochester Merchants independent team of the 1930s. He also assisted in organizing youth baseball leagues here.
A resident of Rochester his entire life, Mr. Shelton was born in this city Oct. 5, 1883, the son of Horace and Emma SWARTWOOD SHELTON. He was married Jan. 19, 1907, to Bessie A. WILLARD, who survives.
Mr. Shelton was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and a 50-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge, No. 47.
Surviving, besides the widow, are one son, Joe W. [SHELTON], Indianapolis, and two grandchildren, Pamela Jo and Joe [SHELTON], Jr.

Floyd E. Miller
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren, two miles west of New Paris, for Floyd Earl MILLER, 69, Monroeville, who died at a Fort Wayne hospital at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of three days.
Mr. Miller was born June 3, 1891, in Kewanna to Lewis F. and Minnie WHITEHEAD MILLER. He spent his early life in New Paris and had lived in Bourbon and Argos before moving to Monroeville and Fort Wayne, where he had lived for the past 15 years.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Jesse (Xoa) WARREN, Argos; Mrs. Noble (Grace) SHRIVER, Goshen; and Mrs. Everett (Ethel) JUDY, Silver Lake, and four brothers, Clyde [MILLER], Leesburg; Carl [MILLER], Elkhart, Lloyd [MILLER], Goshen, and Orran "Buddie" MILLER, Tippecanoe.
The Rev. Eldon EVANS of Argos will officiate at the services and burial will be made at the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Friday.

Thursday, August 25, 1960

Leona Wright
Funeral services will be conducted both here and in Armstrong, Ill., Saturday for Mrs. Leona WRIGHT, 84, who died at 8:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 36 hours.
Mrs. Wright had made her home here for three and one-half years with her daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Viola) STEFFY, 1219 Lakeshore drive. She had been ill about a year and in serious condition the last week.
She was born Sept. 25, 1875, in Mattoon, Ill., the daughter of Aaron and Sarah DAVIS. On Nov. 17, 1897, in Vermillion county, Ill., she was married to Reece McNeil WRIGHT, who preceded her in death April 9, 1957.
Mrs. Wright, a housewife, came here from Hebron and Hammond. In Hebron, she was a member of the Hebron Methodist church, and in Hammond a member of the First Baptist church.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Steffey, are two other daughters, Mrs. Fred (Leota) FEHLBERG, also of 1219 Lakeshore drive, and Mrs. Coral (Tressie) STEFFEY, Hammond, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Four sons preceded her in death.
The Rev. James RHOADS, pastor of the First Baptist church here, will have charge of services at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 9 a.m. Saturday, following which the body will be taken to the Armstrong, Ill., Methodist church, for a funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Illinois city.
Friends here may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after noon Friday, and Mrs. Wright also will lie in state at the church in Armstrong from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, August 26, 1960

Timothy Orren Sobye
Timothy Orren SOBYE, 17, 1065 Parkmoor drive, Brookfield, Wis., died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday at South Bend Memorial hospital of injuries received in an accident here Wednesday. The fatality was the first traffic death within the city limits in more than five years.
The boy, driving a borrowed car, smashed into the First Baptist church shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday after the accelerator of the car he was driving stuck.
He died of multiple injuries, including a skull fracture, broken left arm, severe cuts of the face and head and extensive internal injuries, including a crushed spleen and injured liver. Sobye's parents and a clergyman reportedly were in attendance at the hospital at the time of his death.
The boy had been attending a Methodist church camp at Milford, 12 miles north of Warsaw, and reportedly had borrowed a 1957 Chevrolet convertible from Larry LOWE, a fellow camper. The car belonged to Lowe's father, William LOWE, Elgin, Ill.
Ostensibly Sobye's destination was Warsaw, and authorities were unable to find an explanation as to what Sobye was doing in Rochester.
The accident occurred as Soybe, traveling westward on West Ninth street, turned southward on Main street. One witness who observed Soybe on West Ninth said that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and that the tires were squealing, lending credence to the belief that the accelerator may have been sticking as he turned the corner.
The witness said that the youth negotiated the turn, narrowly missing an unidentified motorist in the northbound traffic lane on Main street who had stopped for the traffic signal, and then fishtailed down the street.
His car hit a parked 1952 Pontiac owned by Ted KEIM, R.R. 1, Rochester, weaved on down Main street in an irregular manner, ran up over the curb at the southwest corn of the intersection of 10th and Main streets and just missed a traffic sign there and then smashed into the church.
Sobye was rushed to Woodlawn hospital by ambulance. He was given emergency treatment here, then taken to South Bend for an emergency operation by a neuro-surgeon. He reportedly was conscious only intermittently before he died.
Authorities said the boy had only a driver's permit, not a license, and had had six months' driving experience. Funeral services were to be conducted in Brookfield.
The city recently received an award from the Indiana Traffic Safety Council for having passed its fifth year without a traffic fatality.

Saturday, August 27, 1960

Richard L. Clark
Richard Lee CLARK, 27, Akron farmer, was killed at 11:45 p.m. Friday on Ind. 14, 2 1/2 miles west of Akron, when the farm tractor which he was riding was hit by a 1955 Pontiac driven by John Allen STANLEY, 18, 2027 Luett Street, Indianapolis. Clark was the sixth person to meet death on Fulton county highways this year.
Clark was driving a 1950 Farmall tractor west on the highway at 10 mph when the crash occurred. He was enroute with the machine to his father's farm, adjoining his own.
Clark, a well-known high school basketball referee in this area, competed in many tractor-pulling events. He had just returned from a pull at Royal Center and the tractor had been unloaded from a truck on a gravel road east of the accident site.
State police, who investigated the crash, said that Clark had lights burning on both the front and rear of the tractor. The lights still were on when police arrived at the scene.
Stanley, who formerly resided in Akron, also was driving west on Ind. 14 and said that he came around a curve and first saw the tractor, he thought that it was an eastbound auto with only one headlight burning. Both front and rear lights on tractors are white.
Police said that Stanley was going at an apparent high rate of speed when he came upon the westbound tractor.
Stanley told police that he applied his brakes when he recognized the vehicle as a tractor. His car skidded 84 feet before its right front smashed into the left rear of the Farmall.
The tractor was knocked 82 feet and overturned in a ditch on the north side of the road. Clark was thrown from the seat at impact, is body landing head-first on top of the machine. Clark died instantly of a crushed skull.
Meanwhile the Pontiac continued in a skid with its brakes locked for another 121 feet past the impact site before coming to a halt.
Stanley was not injured and was not held by police. However, the accident still is under investigation regarding possible charges and state police were to confer this morning with Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, and Prosecutor William MORRIS.
There were two witnesses to the accident, both at the gravel-road intersection east of the accident scene. They are Harley GREENE, R.R. 1, North Manchester, and Wayne KAMP, R.R. 1, Akron. Both were in the truck fronm which Clark had just unloaded his tractor.
Clark was born May 29, 1933, in Kosciusko county, the son of George and Opal CLARK. He was married Dec. 24, 1953, in Akron to Jane BOWEN, who survives. He had resided in the Akron community almost all his life.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two children, Marcia Lee, 5, and Carol Lynn [CLARK], 2 1/2; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George CLARK; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dell CLARK, Akron, and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Claude FAWNS and the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after Sunday noon and until 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Monday, August 29, 1960

Goldie E. Morrow
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Bethlehem Methodist church for Mrs. Goldie E. MORROW, 88, who died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in her home southwest of Twelve Mile. She had been ill a year.
The Rev. Everett NIXON will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery. Friends may call at the residence. The Ditmire funeral home in Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are one daughter, one granddaughter, one grandson and three great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, August 30, 1960

Diane Golden
Argos. (UPI) -- Diane GOLDEN, 18 months, was killed Monday when she was run over by a tractor at her farm home three and one-half miles southeast of here.
Marshall county Coroner Marshall STINE, Plymouth, said the tractor was driven by the child's mother, Mrs. Ramona GOLDEN, 20, and the accident witnessed by the victim's sister, Dixie [GOLDEN], 4, and grandmother, Mrs. Edith GROSVENOR, 51.

Wednesday, August 31, 1960

Hazel Mae Brockey
Mrs. Hazel Mae BROCKEY, 68, 204 Main street, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 1 1/2 days. She had been ill with a heart condition four years.
Born April 19, 1892, at Rochester, she was the daughter of Joseph and Eva McDONALD and had spent her entire life in Rochester. A practical nurse at Woodlawn hospital for 12 years, she attended the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Adrian (Opal) ARCHER, Cromwell, and Mrs. Marion (Eva Belle) SMITH, Mentone; four sons, Lloyd [BROCKEY], Rochester, Arthur [BROCKEY], at home; Ernest [BROCKEY], Rochester, and Leonard [BROCKEY], Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Fred WARREN, Mentone; two brothers, Fred McDONALD, Cromwell, and Robert McDONALD, Syracuse, thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m.

Oliver Grove
Services will be held at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday for Oliver GROVE, 68, 1117 Main street, who died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans Administration hospital in Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for several weeks. He had been in ill health several years.
Born June 25, 1892, in Talma, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon GROVE. He was married to Helen EDDINGER, who preceded him in death in 1941.
Mr. Grove spent his entire life in Rochester and vicinity. Until his retirement several years ago he ran the Grove hardware store in Rochester and also in Talma.
He was a past commander of American Legion Post 36 in Rochester, a member of the 40 and 8 at Logansport, of the Masonic Lodge at Mentone and the Rochester Baptist church.
Surviving are, one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Lou WEBSTER, Anderson; one brother, Archie [GROVE], Mishawaka; three sisters, Mrs. Orah BYERS, South Bend; Mrs. Lynn IMLER, Logansport; and Mrs. Lefa SAFFORD, Clyde, N.C.; three grandchildren, one niece and two nephews.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate at the services, assisted by the Rochester Legion Post. Burial will be at the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Larry Kindig
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Olive Bethel church for Larry KINDIG, 19, R.R. 2, Akron, who became Fulton countys first drowning victim in four years Tuesday evening.
The boy and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Byron KINDIG, were fishing on Mud or Barr lake on the Gaston Coplen farm 7 1/2 miles northeast of Rochester and four miles northwest of Akron in Newcastle township when the tragedy occurred at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday.
The youth, who was crippled, and his parents were fishing in a small rowboat. Mrs. Kindig, who was sitting in the bow of the boat, shifted her weight in the boat to get a different position, causing the boat to capsize.
Mrs. Kindig grabbed onto the boat and Kindig brabbed a hold of the boat with one hand and his son, by the tee shirt which the son was wearing, with the other.
Harold Van DOREN, R.R. 2, Akron, and George SMITH, R.R. 2, Akron, who were fishing nearby rushed to help the family.
When Van Doren reached the scene the father, who was nearly exhausted from trying to hold on to the boat and his son both, was going under the water's surface. Van Doren grabbed frantically and caught hold of the father's hair. At the same instant the father lost his grip on his son.
Van Doren managed to get the struggling father into the boat. Smith in the meantime had taken the mother into his boat.
The two hosts carrying the panic-stricken parents went to the shore, and Van Doren ran to the Ransford PETERSON residence about one-half mile from the lake to call the sheriff. By the time Van Doren reached the house he was out of breath, and Peterson called the sheriff's department at 6:43 o'clock.
Sheriff Willard CLARK and Special Deputy Richard BAIR, 915 Franklin street, rushed to the fire department to obtain grappling hooks, at which time they notified the fire department of the accident. Firemen started for the scene with their resuscitation equipment.
In the meantime the sheriff's department contacted the state police and Conservation officer Ray REKER.
Upon the sheriff's department arrival at the scene three boats immediately began the search for the submerged youth.
In one boat there was Bair and Bud MOORE, Athens, who was at the scene. Van Doren and Paul KINDIG, the drowned boy's brother, were in the second and in the third boat was the boy's father and Sheriff Clark.
Bair was using the grappling hook, and located the body at 7:25 o'clock. The three boats had made only three passes over the area where they believed the body to be located.
The body was found between 40 and 50 feet offshore in 18 feet of water.
After Bair found the body, Clark and the father put it in their boat and the father rowed the boat to shore.
Rochester firemen who were at the scene attempted to revive the youth, but failed to do so and the boy was pronounced deat at 7:40 o'clock by Fulton county coroner, Dr. Howard ROWE, who was assistd by deputy coroner Lyman BAKER.
Firemen assisting at the scene were Chief Bud BRAMAN, John RICHARDS, George CLARK and Gene MELTON.
State police at the scene assistd the sheriff's department in getting all of the details of the drowning.
The death brought the total of accidental deaths in Fulton county to 17 persons in 1960.
Larry Kindig was born Sept. 7, 1940, in Fulton county to Byron and Mildred STEININGER KINDIG. He was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God.
Surviving are the parents, at home, and two brothers, the Rev. Clifford KINDIG, Lebanon, and Paul [KINDIG], at home.
The Rev. Hubert JOHNSTON and the Rev. Carl OVERHOLSER will officiate at the services and burial will be at the Mt. Hope cemetery in Athens.
Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday.

Thursday, September 1, 1960

[no obits]

Friday, September 2, 1960

Jesse Brooks
Jesse BROOKS, 89, Disko, dropped dead, reportedly of a heart attack, about 10 a.m. today at his home. Dr. Howard ROWE, coroner, and Lyman BAKER, deputy coroner, investigated. The body was taken to the Haupert funeral home, Akron, which will have charge of the funeral.

Saturday, September 3, 1960

Jesse Brooks
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Silver Creek Bethel church for Jesse BROOKS, 89, Disko, who died between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday morning of a coronary occlusion in the front yard of his home.
Mr. Brooks, who had had a checkup by a physician only last week, was found lying in yard by a neighbor, Jake FLOHR. Flohr told Coroner Dr. Howard ROWE and Deputy Coroner Lyman BAKER, who investigated, that Mr. Brooks was still breathing when Flohr found him.
Flohr ran back to a store to summon help, but by the time he had telephoned authorities and returned to aid Mr. Brooks, the elderly man had died.
He was born Nov. 7, 1872, at Dayton, O., the son of George W. and Eleanor OAKES BROOKS, but had spent most of his lifetime in the Disko community. He was a farmer.
On Feb. 10, 1892, he was married to Lettie HEISELMAN, who died Feb. 13, 1955.
Mr. Brooks is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Clara) RICHARDS, Mrs. Daisy FLECK, and Mrs. Carl (Wilda) PRICE, all of North Manchester; Mrs. Russell (Elsie) FLOHR, Akron; Mrs. William (Goldie) BROWN, Warsaw, and Mrs. Earl (Birdella) DAVENPORT, North Webster; two sons, Ernest [BROOKS], South Bend, and Jesse [BROOKS], Jr., Kenton, O.; fortythree grandchildren; seventy-five great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD will conduct the funeral, and burial will be in the cemetery adjacent to the church. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, until noon Sunday, or at the church from 1 till 2 p.m. Sunday.

Max R. Mattice
Max R. MATTICE, 76, 313 West 11th street, fell to his death about 8 p.m. Friday in a darkened cellar stairway at the home of a friend.
Mattice, a retired railroad conductor, became the 18th accidental death victim in Fulton county this year. His death followed by three days the drowning of a crippled Akron boy.
Mattice and his wife had gone to the Lake Manitou home of Alvin "Shorty" NUELL, R.R. 1, Rochester, to take Nuell some tomatoes. Nuell's yard light was on, but no one was at home.
Mattice stepped inside the home apparently hunting for the light. The open cellar stairway, almost immediately inside the door, became his death trap as he plunged, apparently head first, down the steeply inclined flight of wooden stairs.
Mrs. Mattice ran to a nearby home, that of Rudolph GROLICH, to ask to use the telephone to call for an ambulance. She told Grolich, according to investigating officials, that her husband had fallen and hurt himself.
Grolich's son, Richard [GROLICH], got his father's flashlight, ran to the Nuell home, flashed the light down the steps and saw Mattice lying crumpled at the foot of the stairs. He went to a nearby resort and telephoned police and an ambulance.
Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county cooner, and Lyman BAKER, deputy coroner, investigated. They were to talk to Mrs. Mattice sometime today.
Following an autopsy Friday night, Dr. Rowe listed the cause of Mattice's death as a fractured skull and brain damage. He said Mattice must have died almost instantly.
Mr. Mattice was born Jan. 25, 1884, in Middleburgh, N.Y., the son of Edmund H. and Clara R. ROWLEY MATTICE. He came here 10 years ago from Chicago. His marriage was Aug. 14, 1909, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Myra DAVIS, who survives.
Mr. Mattice was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Manitou Moose lodge and the First Presbyterian church.
Also surviving are one son, Edmund [MATTICE], Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Jean) NYLIN, Chicago; five grandchildren and one brother, Floyd J. "Jacvk" MATTICE, Rochester.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday. Other arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, September 6, 1960

Phillip James Edwards
Phillip James EDWARDS, 33, 1415 North Broadway, Indianapolis, drowned in Lake Manitou at 1:10 p.m. Sunday while swimming in five and one-half to six feet of water. Edwards thus became the county's 19th accidental death victim this year and the second to drown in less than a week.
The owner and operator of a grocery store in Indianapolis, Edwards and two companions were enjoying the Labor Day weekend at the lake when the tragedy occurred. Edwards was said to be a good swimmer.
Samuel FRITZWATER, also of Indianapolis, had just swam to shore from a raft 80 feet out from the Timbercrest children's summer camp pier. Roy BALES, also of Indianapolis and a meat cutter in Edward's store, was near the shore in a boat.
According to Sheriff Willard CLARK, one of the investigating officers, Edwards waded out from shore, apparently to swim to the raft. He passed Fritzwater, who was swimming to shore. When he got out far enough, he began to swim.
Suddenly Fritzwater saw Edwards go underneath the surface of the water, the sheriff said, and called to Bales, who started after Edwards in the boat.
Norma PENROD, Fairmount, and Virginia BREEDLOVE, Anderson, who were swimming nearby with Mrs. Breedlove's children, also swam to Edwards' and Bales and the two women, who got to Edwards first and held his head out of the water, pulled Edwards into shore. He was about 70 feet from the shoreline, not quite to the Timbercrest raft.
The Rochesteer fire department used a resuscitator on Edwards for more than 30 minutes but to no avail.
City and state police and Assistant Coroner Lyman BAKER also aided in the investigation.
Efwards' death followed by less than 48 hours that of Max R. MATTICE, 76, 313 West 11th street, who fell down a flight of stairs to his death Friday night.
He also became the county's second drowning victim in less than a week, following the death by drowning Aug. 30 in Mud Lake of Larry KINDIG, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron KINDIG, R.R. 2, Akron.
Edwards became Lake Manitou's first drowning victim in more than two years. On July 11, 1958, Alvin G. HARTMAN, 67, drowned off Duck Landing while fishing.
Edwards, a bachelor, is survived by his parents of Cooper, Ky., four brothers and four sisters. Besides his grocey store, he also was employed by the Diamond Chain corporation in Indianapolis.
Funeral arrangements are being made by the Richard Lee funeral home, Monticello, Ky., where the body was taken Monday by Foster & Good ambulance.

Mrs. Kenneth Dorsett
Mrs. Kenneth DORSETT, 58, Mooresville, died Monday morning at her home after a one-year illness.
Among the servivors are Everett and Robert BEST, both of Rochester, Mrs. Dorsett's brothers, and Mrs. Charles CLEVENGER, Mrs. Dorsett's niece. Mrs. Dorsett, active in church and club work, had visited here frequently.
The fneral will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Mooresville Methodist church, where Mrs. Dorsett was a member.

Victoria Cichowicz
Funeral rites were conducted at 10 a.m. today in the St. Joseph church for Mrs. Victoria CICHOWICZ, 79, who died Saturday morning at her home on R.R. 5, Rochester, after a two-month illness. Father George LANNING officiated at the rites and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
Mrs. Cichowicz was born in Reeszow, Poland, on Aug. 14, 1881, and came to the United States in 1914. She moved to this community in 1914. Her first marriage was to Josef LACHICK and her second was to Vincent CICHOWICZ. Both men preceded her in death.
She was a member of the St. Joseph's church and of the Zwyonzck Polek lodge of Chicago. Surviving are two sons, George LACHICK, at home, and John LACHICK, in Poland, and six grandchildren.

Loemma Roose
Services will be held at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for Mrs. Loemma ROOSE, 96, an Argos resident who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fern NELLANS, in Argos at 4:50 p.m. Sunday. She had been ill for two years.
Mrs. ROOSE had been a resident of Argos for the past 72 years, going there from Bremen.
She was born April 22, 1864, in Stark county, Ohio, to William and Maria REED GROSE. She married Asa O. ROOSE, March 20, 1883, in Bertrine, Mich. He preceded her in death in 1919.
She was a daugher of a Civil War Veteran and a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fern NELLANS, Mrs. Bertha PUTERBAUGH and Mrs. Leora ANTONIDES, all of Argos; Thurlow K. RICHTER of Plymouth, who was reared in the Roose home; ten grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren, and fourteen great-great-grandchildren. One son, Scotty [ROOSE], and one daughter, Rose [ROOSE], preceded her in death. She was the last of a family of nine children.
The Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON of Richland Center and the Rev. Paul HALBERT of Argos will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery southeast of Argos.
Friends are being received at the funeral home.

Wednesday, September 7, 1960

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Thursday, September 8, 1960

Arthur Smitson
Word has been received that Arthur SMITSON, former summer resident of Lake Manitou, died Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Tipton hospital.
Surviving are the wife, one son and two grandsons.
Services will be held at the Young funeral home at Tipton at 2 p.m. Friday.

Conrad C. Creery
The Rev. Kendall SANDS, pastor of the Culver Methodist church, will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday for Conrad C. CREERY, 83, Leiters Ford, who died late Tuesday at the Norman Beatty Memorial hospital at Westville. Mr. Creery had been a patient at the hospital for six months.
He was born at Mentone, Feb. 28, 1877, and had lived west of Leiters Ford for 20 years before going to the hospital. He attended the Methodist church and was a veteran of World War I.
Among the survivors are a brother, Roscoe [CREERY], Logansport, and three nephews.
Final rites will be conductd at the Easterday funeral home, Culver, where friends may call. Burial will be in the Leitrs Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, September 9, 1960

Bill Gordon Miller
Bill Gordon MILLER, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. MILLER, Indianapolis, died at Community hospital there Thursday afternoon. He died of influenza.
Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers and a sister; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Gordon MILLER, Rochester, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob GRABILL, Sarasota, Fla.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m.

Saturday, September 10, 1960

Walter A. Sriver
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, for Walter A. SRIVER, 70, R.R. 2, Akron, who died Friday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate, and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Troba Viola Roche
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in Indianapolis for Mrs. Troba Viola ROCHE, 58, native of Rochester and wife of Al ROCHE, assistant sports editor and golf columnist of The Indianapolis Star.
Raymond A. McVAY, R.R. 3, Rochester, Mrs. Roche's brother, is the only other immediate survivor besides the husband.
Mrs. Roche had been ill for 10 years. Burial will be in Indianapolis.

Monday, September 12, 1960

Walter A. Sriver
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Sheetz fneral home in Akron for Walter A. SRIVER, 70, R.R. 2, Akron, who died of a heart ailment at Woodlawn hospital at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Mr. Sriver had been a patient at the hospital 15 days and had been ill two and one-half weeks.
A retired farmer, he was born in Fulton county Jan. 21, 1890, the son of Franklin and Carrie BIGGS SRIVER. With the exception of seven years which he spent in the West, he lived his entire lifetime in the county.
On March 4, 1915, he was married here to Grace SWARTZLANDER, who died in 1957. Mr. Sriver drove an Akron school bus for many years.
Surviving are a stepson, Myron Van LUE, R.R. 1, Akron; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Omer SRIVER, Dowagiac, Mich.; two half-brothers, Merle SRIVER, Rochester, and Clifford SRIVER, Plymouth, and nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON, Claypool, conducted the funeral, and burial was in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.

Martha Swick
Services will be held at the Akron Church of God at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for Mrs. Martha SWICK, 76, an Akron resident, who died Sunday at 11 p.m. at a Marion hospital where she had been a patient 15 days.
Mrs. Swick had been in ill health for the past three and one-half years.
She was born April 27, 1884, in Kosciusko county to Adam and Sarah THOMPSON BARNES. She married Jesse T. SWICK Dec. 21,1901, in Burket. Mr. Swick preceded her in death in 1959.
Mrs. Swick was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. I. C. ADAMS, Dalton, Ga.; and Mrs. Bulah SMITH, Marion; two sons, Loyd [SWICK], Rochester; and Merl [SWICK], Akron; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Frank NEWCOMER, Claypool. Two brothers preceded her in death.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate at the services and burial will be at the Nichols cemetery four miles north of Akron.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Otta Bly
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, for Mrs. Otta Merle BLY, 77, Kewanna, who died Sunday at Woodlawn hospital here.
The Rev. Charles COOK will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the cemetery at Ligonier. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.
Born Oct. 22, 1882, in Kewanna, Mrs. Bly was the daughter of Henry and Ella [FALKENBERG] SEARS. She was married in 1905 at Kewanna to Logan BLY, who died in 1956. She had spent her lifetime in the Kewanna community.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edith CALHOUN, Culver; two grandsons; four sistrs, Mrs. Mabel BLAUSSER, Kewanna; Mrs. Chloe HIATT, Chicago; Mrs. Ethel CAREY, South Bend, and Mrs. Hazel PAULFON, Akron, O.

Tuesday, September 13, 1960

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Wednesday, September 14, 1960

Marietta Martin
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Marietta MARTIN, 84, 529 West Fourth street, who died at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been admitted to the hospital 12 hours previously.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE 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 4 p.m. today.
A resident of Rochester since 1948, Mrs. Martin was born Feb. 6, 1876, in Constantine, Mich., the daughter of Joseph and Anna WILLIAMS GARCEAU. Her marriage was in Maryland on June 18, 1922, to Cloyd MARTIN, who survives. The Martins came here from Montevideo, Minn. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Also survivng are two daughters, Mrs. Fred SIVIA, Jacksonville, Fla; and Miss Frances HOWARD, Maryland; and one sister, Mrs. Cleo BARBER, Montevideo, Minn.

Thursday, September 15, 1960

Olin Kunkle
Olin KUNKLE, 73, Peru, died Saturday at his home of a heart attack. Services and burial were conducted Tuesday in Peru. His wife is the former Clora KNAUFF of Rochester.

Adeline M. Plummer
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hollis funeral home, South Bend, for Mrs. Adeline Marie PLUMMER, 55, South Bend, a native of Rochester. Mrs. Plummer died Tuesday afternoon at her home after a year's illness.
She was born here Oct. 5, 1905, the daughter of Luther and Lula KESSLER GREEN. Her second marriage in Elkhart in 1958 was to Charles PLUMMER, who survives. She had lived in South Bend most of her life.
Surviving besides the husband and three sons, Vincent C. MILLER, Baton Rouge, La., William A. and Sidney L. MILLER, both of Chicago; five daughters, Mrs. Mildred M. SWIATALSKI and Mrs. Arthalene PRICE, both of South Bend; Mrs. Lula May KLINE, Chicago; Mrs. Carrie E. BUCKMASTER, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Patricia Ann FRANCIS, Lincoln, Ill.; a stepson, Charles PLUMMER, South Bend; nineteen grandchildren; two sistrs, Mrs. Hazel NOONAN, Covington, Ky., and Mrs. Carrie E. McCOY, South Bend, and two [sic] brothers, Charles GREEN, Talma.

Friday, September 16, 1960

Blanche Eisele
Mrs. Blanche EISELE, 55, native of Rochester, died in Presbyterian hospital, Denver, Colo., today after a two-week illness.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at the Mount View Presbyterian church there, and burial also will be in Denver.
The family asks that remembrances other than flowers be made in the form desired by friends to Woodlawn hospital, Rochester.
Mrs. Eisele, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William KENNELL, is survived by her husband, Dr. C. Wesley EISELE, 1100 Hudson avenue, Denver; a daughter, Mary [EISELE]; a son, John [EISELE]; and a sister, Mrs. Alvin SAUER, Watseka, Ill.

Francis Kreighbaum
Francis KREIGHBAUM, 86, R.R. 3, Argos, died this morning at Parkview hospital in Plymouth where he had been a patient for about three weeks.
Mr. Kreighbaum had been a resident of the Santa Anna community, R.R. 3, Argos, for many years. Final rites are incomplete at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Saturday, September 17, 1960

John B. Murphy
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday for John B. MURPHY, 72, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, who died at 7:25 p.m. Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alice GAGNON, Silver Lake. He had been ill eight months.
He was born July 4, 1888, in Howard county, the son of William and Suzanne MARTIN MURPHY, and had lived in the Silver Lake community 30 years, going there from Howard county.
On May 22, 1911, at Marion, he was married to Catherine HERLOCK, who died in 1949. Mr. Murphy was retired from the General Tire company at Wabash.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Wilford (Alice) GAGNON, Silver Lake; Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) SOPHER, Leesburg; Mrs. Grover (Mildred) BROWN and Mrs. Marvin (Delores) LAWSON, both of Wabash; Mrs. Chester (Bondeline) TROVER; Mrs. Howard (Ethel) RENOLDS and Miss Mary MURPHY, all of Shelbyville; six sons, William, James, Lawrence and Lee [MURPHY], all of Akron, Charles [MURPHY], Wabash and John [MURPHY], Jr., Lagro; thirty-five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Rosa LIDBURY, Chicago, and Mrs. Blanche PACE and Mrs. Amanda GARDNER, both of Marion, and a brother, Charles [MURPHY], Macy.
The Rev. Victor YEAGER will conduct the fneral at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Silver Creek Church of God, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Greentown. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 7 p.m. today until 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Francis Kreighbaum
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Francis KREIGHBAUM, 86, R.R. 3, Argos, lifelong resident of Marshall county who died Friday morning at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.
Mr. Kreighbaum, a Santa Anna resident, had been ill one month.
He was born Oct. 18, 1873, in Union township, Marshall county, the son of Edwin and Mary RINGER KREIGHBAUM, and on April 19, 1905, in Argos, he was married to Maud DUDDLESON, who survives.
Mr. Kreighbaum was a farmer.
Surviving, besides the widow, are two daughters, Miss Thelma KREIGHBAUM, Newcastle, and Miss Wilda KREIGHBAUM, at home; two sons, Drisco [KREIGHBAUM], Culver, and Leo [KREIGHBAUM], Plymouth; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a brother, Fred [KREIGHBAUM], Hinkley, Ill.
The Rev. John DEEL, Demott, and the Rev. Clyde BECKNER will conduct the funeral, and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery southwest of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Timothy Maley
Word has been received of the death of Timothy MALEY, three-year-old grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Peter DWYER of Kewanna. The child, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald MALEY, died after surgery in a hospital at Springfield, Mass. Funeral rites and burial were held in Springfield.
Surviving ar the parents, two brothers, and the Maternal grandparents. Mrs. Maley is the former Margaret Mary DWYER of Kewanna.

Violet P. Hammel
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the First Christian church here for Mrs. Violet Pauline HAMMEL, 40, Rochester, who died at 4 p.m. Saturday in South Bend Memorial hospital.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Mrs. Hammel was the wife of Hal HAMMEL. The family resides at the north edge of the city on U.S. 31. Hammel is signal maintenance supervisor for the Erie railroad's Huntington division.
Mrs. Hammel had been in ill health for a year, seriously since her admission to Woodlawn hospital Sept. 9. She was transferred to the South Bend hospital last Tuesday.
Born at Walton on Sept. 5, 1920, she was the daughter of Leo and Anna May CAMPBELL ERNY. Her marriage was on April 10, 1943, at Gary. The Hammels moved to Rochester from Marion, O., in 1946.
Mrs. Hammel was a member of the First Christian church, Tri Kappa sorority, Twelve-ette club, Christian Women's fellowship of the church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two sons, William [HAMMEL], 15, and Jon [HAMMEL], 12; one daughtr, Loretta [HAMMEL], 4; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo ERNY, Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Ronald PRICE, Bourbon, and Mrs. Gilbert FEY, Brownsburg; one brother, Paul ERNY, Gary; six nephews, and three nieces.

Mildred G. Boelter
Mrs. Mildred G. BOELTER, 43, wife of Dr. Otto BOELTER, Foreston, Ill., died Sunday in that city after an illness of several weeks.
The Boelters have maintained a summer residence at Lake Manitou for a number of years. The doctor is the son of the late Otto BOELTER, Sr., and Mrs. Boelter of Rochester and the nephew of Lon ZIMMERMAN.
Graveside services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE will be in charge. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was notified of the death.

Tuesday, September 20, 1960

Ralph W. Coffing
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Macy Christian church for Ralph W. COFFING, 66, R.R. 1, Macy, who died Monday at noon. He had been in failing health for several years.
The Rev. Scottie WEBSTER and Bill SHEWMAN will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until Wednesday noon, then at the church an hour before the hour of service.
A life resident of Miami county, Mr. Coffing was born Dec. 20, 1893, the son of Joshua and Jane RIGGLE COFFING. He was married Dec. 30, 1914, to Gladys CLEMENS, who survives.
He was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Also surviving are one son, Winston [COFFING], R.R. 1, macy; one daughter Mrs. Robert (Ruth) BURKE, Monticello; four grandchildren; one brother, Russell [COFFING], Twelve Mile; four sisters, Mrs. Meda SHAFFER, Kokomo; Mrs. Elizabeth WELLER, Sweetser; Mrs. Ida LICHTY, Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Grace SHADEL, Macy. One daughter preceded him in death.

Wednesday, September 21, 1960

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Thursday, September 22, 1960

Robert H. Taylor
Robert Holmes TAYLOR, 41, a native of Rochester, died this morning about 6:30 o'clock at his home, 45 Urban drive, in Anderson. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orbra TAYLOR, 915 Pontiac street, owners of Taylor's shoe store here.
Mr. Taylor had been in ill health but his death came as a surprise to his family and friends.
A graduate of Rochester high school in 1937, he received a degree in electrical engineering from Purdue university in 1941. After service with the Army signal corps during World War II, he joined Delco-Remy company in Anderson. At the time of his death, he was director of electrical maintenance for Delco-Remy.
His wife is the former Betty June CONKLE of Rochester. Also surviving is one daughter, Elizabeth [TAYLOR], and a sister, Mrs. Mary Eunice BAILEY, Columbus, Ind.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rozelle funeral home, Anderson, with Dr. George S. TAGGART, pastor, First Presbyerian church, Anderson, officiating. Committment services will be at approximately 4 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Friday, September 23, 1960

Hazel O. Sheetz
Services will be held at the Athens E.U.B. church at 1:30 p.m. CST Sunday for Mrs. Hazel O. SHEETZ, 53, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at her home at 4:30 p.m. Thursday after a two-year illness.
Mrs. Sheetz was born Sept. 24, 1906, in Fulton county to Clarence and Minnie SPURLOCK MARSH and spent her entire life in and around the Akron area.
She was married to Leon SHEETZ June 28, 1929, at Athens.
Mrs. Sheetz was a member of the Snshine Circle and the Athens E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Loren D. [SHEETZ], R.R. 2, Akron, and Larry [SHEETZ], at home; one grandchild; the mother, Mrs. Clarence MARSH, R.R. 2, Akron; one sister, Mrs. Hugh (Annetta) WILDERMUTH, R.R. 1, Aklron; two brothers, Lee MARSH, R.R. 2, Akron, and Burl MARSH, Cleveland, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate at the services, and burial will be at the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Saturday and until noon Sunday.

Robert H. Taylor
Dr. George TAGGART of Anderson's First Presbyterian church will officiate at graveside services in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, Saturday, for Robert Holmes TAYLOR, 41, Rochester, native who died Thursday morning at his home in Anderson.
Funeral services will be conducted in Anderson at the Rozella funeral home at 1 p.m. Saturday. Committal rites here will be between 4 and 4:30 p.m.
Mr. Taylor's death was due to a heart attack and came as a shock to his family and friends, although he had been in ill health for the past year. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Orbra TAYLOR of Rochester. His wife, foe former Bttty CONKLE of Rochester, and one daughter, Elizabeth [TAYLOR], 11, also survive.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian church in Anderon, of the Edgewood country club and the University club. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, September 24, 1960

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Monday, September 26, 1960

Hazel A. Van Kirk
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. CST for Mrs. Hazel A. Van KIRK, 66, R.R. 1, Denver, who died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Iris HILLSMAN, Nyona Lake. Mrs. Van Kirk had been ill at her daughter's home three weeks.
Mrs. Van Kirk was born Aug. 12, 1894, at North Manchester to Dennis and Lilly FRANK BLOOMER. On March 15, 1911, at Hoovers, she was married to Ervin Van KIRK, who died Aug. 18, 1954.
She was a member of the Skinner Christian church.
Surviving besides the daughter are a sister, Mrs. Mary HUDDLESTON, Peru, and a brother, L. K. BLOOMER, Twelve Mile.
The Rev. Charles OBERLIN will conduct the funeral, and burial will be in the Corinth cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton.

Fred L. Richardson
Fred L. RICHARDSON, 76, a native of Fulton county, died this morning at a hospital in Benton Harbor, Mich., after a six-month illness. Mr. Richardson resided in Benton Harbor where he was associated with a family-owned business, Office Machine company.
He was the oldest son of K. P. and Florence RICHARDSON and graduated from Rochester high school, also attending Rochester Normal university and teaching school in the county before moving from here about 1930.
His marriage was to former Mary BALDWIN of Rochester, who survives. Also surviving are two children, Robert [RICHARDSON] and Mrs. Mary Jane DAFFE, both of Benton Harbor; five brothers, Dr. C. L. RICHARDSON, Rochester; Dr. Kline RICHARDSON, Peoria, Ill; Clyde RICHARDSON, Ambia; Adolph RICHARDSON, Granger, and Frank RICHARDSON, Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary COAN and Mrs. Helen MILLER, both of South Bend. Two children and a brother preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Dean Alexander Masunas
Funeral rites were held Friday for Dean Alexander MASUNAS, infant son of Alex and Mary COOK MASUNAS of Kewanna. The child died Thursday at St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport. Burial was in the Barnett cemetery in Kewanna.
Surviving besides the parents are three sisters, Janice, Darlene and Kathleen [MASUNAS]; two half-sisters, Bernice and Beverly, and one half-brother, William [MASUNAS], all at home.

Tuesday, September 27, 1960

Fred L. Richardson
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Florin funeral home, Benton Harbor, Mich., for Fred L. RICHARDSON, 76, Fulton county native and brother of Dr. C. L. RICHARDSON, Rochester, who died in Michigan City Monday.
Burial will be in Benton Harbor.

Judel Norman
Services will be held at the Macy Methodist church at 1:30 p.m. CST Thursday for Mrs. Judel NORMAN, 69, who died at her home at R.R. 2, Macy, at 3:55 a.m. today after an illness of six months.
She was born July 27, 1891, in Macy to William and Nellie HORTON ALSPACH and spent her entire life in the Macy community. She was married March 4, 1910, in Macy, to Jesse NORMAN who survives.
Mrs. Norman was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
Surviving besides the husband are eight sons, Ernest [NORMAN], Macy; Glen [NORMAN], R.R. 2, Macy; Alva [NORMAN], R.R. 2, Akron; David [NORMAN], Macy; Kenneth [NORMAN], Lagro; Roy [NORMAN], Warsaw, Oren [NORMAN], R.R. 1, Akron, and Charles [NORMAN], R.R. 2, Rochester; six daughters, Mrs. Howard (Nina) MURPHY, Warsaw; Mrs. Wilbur (Wilma) GROSS, Warsaw; Mrs. Claude (Martha) WAGONER, Rochester; Mrs. Ronald (Ruth) BYRER, Warsaw; Mrs. Willis (Audria) FOUTS, Macy; Mrs. Robert (Irene) POWELL, Carpentersville, Ill; fifty-seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; the father, William ALSPACH, Talma; one sister, Mrs. Christine ANDREWS, Washington.
The Rev. Ronald HARSHMAN will officiate at the services and burial will be at the Macy cemetery.
Friends may call at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Wednesday and until noon Thursday and at the church from 12:30 to 1:30.
The family asks that remembrances, other than flowers, be made in the form desired by friends.

Jerome K. Shultz
Jerome K. SHULTZ, 64, former Rochester druggist, died Monday morning at his home in Indianapolis, 4911 East New York street.
Mr. Shultz at one time operated the Shultz drug store which was located next to the Times Theatre where the Miller and Mitchell insurance office now is situated. A veteran of World War I, he left the city about 20 years ago.
Surviving are his wife, the former Frances COMPTON of Rochester; two sons, Larry Jerome and Lee Allen [SHULTZ], and two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine SWINEFORD, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Aileen NOOE , Leaksville, N.C.; two sisters and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dorsey funeral home, 3925 East New York street, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, September 28, 1960

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Thursday, September 29, 1960

William W. Ballenger
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for William W. BALLENGER, 67, 215 East Ninth street. Mr. Ballenbger died about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in his home but was not found until 2 p.m. the same day.
Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, said death was due to chronic myocarditis. Fred McCLURG, also of 215 East Ninth street, and Basil ALLEN, employee at the Barkman Automobile agency where Mr. Bellenger worked, discovered the body.
In failing health for one and one-half years, he had continued to work but did not report for work Tuesday. He was born Feb. 4, 1893, the son of Frank and Margaret McINTIRE BALLENGER and had lived in Rochester and Fulton county his entire life.
He was married here March 13, 1914, to Florence Ruth HARDING, who died July 28, 1959.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen JONES, Kokomo, and Mrs. Charlotte STRATTON, North Manchester; five grandchildren; a great-grandson, and three brothers, Allen and Oliver, both of Rochester, and Thomas [BALLENGER], Boggstown.
The Rev. John MORAN of the United Missionary church will conduct the funeral, and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, September 30, 1960 to Saturday, October 1, 1960

[no obits]

Monday, October 3, 1960

John Foster Dellinger
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, for John Foster DELLINGER, 48, Bruce Lake. Mr. Dellinger collapsed and died of a heart attack while watching firemen battle a fire at his Bruce Lake store shortly after noon Saturday.
Dellinger himself had discovered the fire, located in a storeroom in the southwest corner of Dell's Store, which he owned, while talking to a customer just before noon. He reportedly smelled smoke, found the blaze and telephoned for help. He allegedly continued to serve customers until forced outside by smoke.
Firemen from Kewanna, Monterey and Winamac answered the alarm, as did the Fulton and Pulaski county sheriffs' departments, the Kewanna marshal and state police. The fulton county sheriff's office was notified at 11:50 a.m.
Dellinger reportedly had just finished talking to Rose EDLIN, a clerk in his store for 22 years, and had turned away to watch the firefighters when he was stricken. Firemen used a resuscitator on Mr. Dellinger but were unale to revive him.
Fulton county coroner Dr. Howard ROWE and his deputy, Lyman BAKER, were called to the scene, where Dr. Rowe pronounced Mr. dellinger dead. The family doctor, Dr. H. J. HALLECK, Winamac, also was on hand.
Damage to the store, which stocked general merchandise ranging from groceries to television sets, and its contents was estimated at $10,000 by firemen. Officers at the scene said a faulty electric motor in meat storage cooler where the fire started was to blame. The fire was brought under control 20 minutes after the firemen arrived.
Mr. Dellinger was born March 13, 1912, to John and Fiana MASTER DELLINGER. A bachelor, he is survived by several cousins. He was a notary public at Bruce Lake and had lived his entire life in that community.
Burial will be in Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m.

Russell J. Sayger
Russell J. SAYGER, 55, Waco, Texas, a native of Rochdster, died in the Texas city at 10:30 p.m. Monday.
He was the son of George and Ella SAYGER. A graduate of Macy high school, he lived in Rochester and vicinity until he was 20, when he moved to Indianapolis.
Mr. Sayger had lived in Waco the last 15 years and had visited relatives here frequently. He was employed in the electrical utilities field.
Among the survivors are the wife, Edna [SAYGER], formerly of Greencastle; one son; two sisters, Mrs. Milo COPLEN and Mrs. Robert CONNER, both of Rochester; and an aunt, Mrs. Jesse CLEMANS, Macy.
Mrs. Coplen and Mrs. Clemans departed today for Waco, where funeral services will be conducted and burial will be on Thursday.

William H. Steininger
William Henry STEININGER, Athens, died at 6:30 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home in Rochester, where he had been a patient since May, 1958. He was 90 years of age.
Born June 20, 1870, at Mt. Cory, O., he had resided in this community since 1940, moving here from Wausaukee, Wis. His parents were Christian and Susan WYERGER STEININGER. A retired farmer and carpentsr, he was married April 6, 1897, to Alta KEEL, who died in 1950.
Surviving are three sons, Carl [STEININGER], Wausaukee, Wis.; Ralph [STEININGER], Mt. Cory, O., and Dwight [STEININGER], R.R. 4, Rochester; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; and one brother, Charles [STEININGER], Rogersville, Mo. One sister and three brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Benton Ridge cemetery at Mt. Cory, O., preceded by services at the Mt. Cory E.U.B. church at 2 p.m. EST Friday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 5, 1960

William H. Steininger
Funeral services for William Henry STEININGER, 90, Athens, will be at 2 p.m., rather than 2:30 p.m., Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Mr. Steininger died Tuesday morning.
Burial will be in Cory, O., where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Hiram S. Lackey
Hiram S. LACKEY, 73, former Rochester grocer, died at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in Whittier, Cal., after an illness of three weeks.
Mr. Lackey was born in this vicinity Feb. 27, 1887, the son of Andy and Angeline BURTON LACKEY. In June, 1918, he was married here to the former Verna SHONK, who survives.
A veteran of World War I, he moved to Gary for about one year following the war's end but returned here and went into the grocery bjusiness with Frank MARSH in 1923. Mr. Lackey sold Mr. Marsh his interest in the store in the 900 block of Main street and moved to California.
He was in the grocery business in Santa Anna, Cal., before moving to Whittier, where he went into the furniture business. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist church in Whittier, where he also was active on building and school committees and in other civic affairs.
Surviving, besides the widow, are a daughter, Mrs. Mary SMITH, Whittier; a son, Robert E. [LACKEY], near Oakland, Cal; two brothers, George [LACKEY], Whittier, and Harry [LACKEY], Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha CLIFTON, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Ethel MONTGOMERY, Whittier, and four grandchildren. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and cousins in the vicinity.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 4 p.m. CST in Whittier, and burial will be in Rosedale cemetery there.

Thursday, October 6, 1960

Kathie Sue Sherhag
Kathie Sue SHERHAG, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob J. SHERHAG, 1205 Jackson boulevard, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital following surgery performed Wednesday at the hospital.
Born Jan. 8, 1952, at Canton, O., she moved here with her parents one year ago when her father assumed the managership of the Nickles Bakery. Her parents are Jacob J. and Helen DELONG SHERHAG.
The Sherhag child was a third grade student at Columbia elementary school and attended the First Presbyterian church.
Surviving besides the parents are one brother, Terry Lee [SHERHAG], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Crawford E. DELONG, Weirton, W. Va., and an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Donald POWELL, Massillon, O.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. EDT Saturday at the Gordon, Shaldnagle and Hollinger funeral home in Massillon, O. The Rev. J. N. HUEHOLT will officiate and burial will be in Sunset Hills cemetery in Massillon. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here after 7 p.m. today and at the Massillon, O., funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Charles H. O'Blenis
Friends and relatives here have been advised of the death at Danville, Ill., on Monday of Charles H. O'BLENIS, 85. Last rites were held this afternoon at Danville.
A native of Richland township, he was the son of Frank and Emmaline O'BLENIS. Local survivors are Clayton MOW, R.R. 1, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.

David Metzger, Sr.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for David Metzger, Sr., 91, who died Wednesday morning at the Miller nursing home in Rochester. Death came after a long illness.
Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Sylvia Knoblock
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. DST in the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend Saturday for Mrs. Sylvia KNOBLOCK, 75, South Bend who died at South Bend Memorial hospital at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday after an illness of three months. Mrs. Knoblock had made her residence in South Bend for the past 45 years, going there from Fulton county.
She was born June 1, 1885, in Lima,O., to James and Caroline EHERNMAN HUGHES. She was married in 1903 to Otto F. KNOBLOCK. She was a retired Studebaker employee and a member of the Royal Neighbors lodge of America.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Mildred) GALLAS, Chicago; Mrs. Myron (Bernice) PENROD, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Garold (Thelma) DeFOREST, also of Niles; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Sada GROSSMAN, Argos; and one brother, Milo HUGHES, Argos.
The body will be removed today from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the South Bend funeral home where friends may call.
The Rev. Roscoe WILSON, South Bend, will officiate at the services and burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in South Bend.

Friday, October 7, 1960

Clarice Hoover
Clarice HOOVER, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor HOOVER of Chicago, died late Wednesday at a Chicago hospital of tetanus infection. Death came suddenly. Her parents resided at 5810 South Meade avenue and her father attended Rochester high school.
Surviving, besides the parents, are two brothers, Vicky and Ronnie [HOOVER], and an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Glen HOOVER, 223 West 11th street, Rochester. Last rites and burial will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Chicago.

Victor Huddleston
Victor HUDDLESTON, 52, died at 7:10 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital following an accidental fall at his home near Lake Manitou. Death was attriburted to a skull fracture by Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner. Mr. Huddleston apparently struck his head against a floor lamp when he fell, said Dr. Rowe.
Mr. Huddleston's death was the 20th accidental death recorded in Fulton county this year and followed b slightly more than a month the death of Max R. MATTICE in a fall at the home of a friend at Lake Manitou.
Mrs. Huddleston found her husband lying on the living room floor. She was going from the garage to the house about 5 p.m. when she heard a noise. Entering the house, she found her husband where he apparently had fallen.
Mr. Huddleston moved to Rochester eight years ago from Logansport, where he was an employee of the Pennsylvania railroad. Ill health forced his retirement two years ago.
Born Jan. 7, 1908, in Cass county, he was the son of Ruben and Sadie JUSTICE HUDDLESTON. His marriage was in Rochester, Sept. 9, 1951, to Agnes BAKER ROUCH, who survives. Two brothers, Seth and Paul [HUDDLESTON], both of Logansport, and one niece and three nephews also survive.
Mr. Huddleston was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen at Logansport and of the Peru Moose lodge.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Marion S. Brooks
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. CST at the Kewanna Methodist church for Marion S. BROOKS, 60, Kewanna, who died Thursday night at Woodlawn hospital here shortly after admission.
The Rev. Charles COOK will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 7 p.m. today and at the church an hour before the service.
Mr. Brooks was employed as an inspector at the Rochester plant of Sealed Power corporation. He had been in failing health.
Born in Delphi on May 6, 1900, he was the son of Albert and Myra HAWKINS BROOKS. His marriage was on Sept. 27, 1930, to Jean Isobelle MICHARD, who survives. Mr. Brooks waa a veteran of World War I and a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Jean SMITH, Kewanna; two sons, Marion Albert and John Charles [BROOKS], both of Kewanna; three grandchildren; five brothers, William [BROOKS], Buffalo, Ind.; Orville [BROOKS], Niagara, Wis.; Larue [BROOKS], Bakersfield, Cal; John [BROOKS], North Judson, and George [BROOKS], Crown Point; five sisters, Mrs. Rose GEISELMAN, Peru; Mrs. Dorothy SCOTT, Ora; Mrs. Mary VINSON, Chicago; Miss Vera BROOKS and Mrs. Martha GARVISON, both of North Judson. One sister, Helen [BROOKS], preceded him in death.

C. D. Fraylick
Funeral services were conducted Thursday at Ontario, Cal., for C. D. FRAYLICK, 77, a former Rochester resident. Mr. Fraylick, a former telegraph operator for the Erie railroad, died Tuesday morning.
A native of Van Wert, O., he was married in 1909 in Rochester to the former Alice HARTMAN, who survives. The Fraylicks moved to California about 15 years ago.
Surviving besides the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred GATES, Las Vegas, and Bernice [GATES], California. Mrs. M. L. SPURLOCK, 267 Main street, is a sister-in-law.
Burial was in the California city.

Hattie Dudgeon
Relatives here have received word of the death of Mrs. Hattie DUDGEON, 88, at Gambier, O., Wednesday night.
Funeral services will be conducted this weekent for Mrs. Dudgeon, the sister of the late T. J. GAUMER, in the Ohio city.

Saturday, October 8, 1960

William J. Carter
Services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna for William J. CARTER, 53, Indianapolis, Fulton county native, who died Thursday night in General hospital, Indianapolis.
Mr. Carter was born April 30, 1907, in Fulton county to James and Minnie CANFORD CARTER. He was married to Marguerite FRAZIER who survives.
Also surviving are three brothers, Thomas [CARTER], Kewanna; Fayette [CARTER], Ruford, Idaho, and Merle [CARTER], Laporte; one sister, Mrs. Nellie GREER, R.R. 1, Kewanna.
The Rev. Carl YOUNT will officiate at the services and burial will be made at the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ivan A. Ramsey
Ivan A. RAMSEY, 83, Akron, died at 1 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital in Rochester after a two-year illness. He had been seriously ill one week.
Born April 16, 1887, in Miami county, he was the son of Dr. Samuel G. and Julia DINGMAN RAMSEY. His first marriage was to Glen D. JOHNSON on Nov. 14, 1907. She died June 21, 1925. His second marriage was to Chloe NELSON in Mentone Jan. 10, 1931. She died in 1951.
He had resided in Akron and Peru his entire life. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Mary) KRAUSE, Akron, and Mrs. Floyd (Elsie) CHRISTMAN, Rochester; one son, Kermit [RAMSEY], Peru; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Leo [RAMSEY], Peru. One brother preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, October 10, 1960

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Tuesday, October 11, 1960

Edith B. Campbell
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. CST at the Foster & Good fneral home here for Mrs. Edith Blanche CAMPBELL, 61, who died at 7:45 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's hospital at Mishawaka. She had been a patient there one week, in failing health for a year.
Mrs. Campbell had resided at 2219 West Sixth street in Mishawaka for the past six years, moving there from the Leiters Ford and Kewanna communities.
The Rev. Theodore ROBERTS of the Leiters Ford Methodist church will officiate at last rites and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Feb. 26, 1899, in Lebanon, Mrs. Campbell was the daughter of John and Artie EMMONS PATE. She was married Dec. 8, 1914, at Winamac to John Franklin CAMPBELL, who died Aug. 15, 1959. She was a member of the Brucde Lake E.U.B. chuch.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mark JONES, Royal Center, Mrs. Harold BUTTS, Bremen, and Mrs. Bernard DECKER, Mishawaka; three sons, Lester [CAMPBELL], Denver, Colo.; Doyle [CAMPBELL], Logansport, and John [CAMPBELL], South Bend; fourteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild, one sister, Mrs. Robert LINDEN, Columbus, O.; one brother, Jordan PATE, Ladoga, and several nieces and nephews.

Albert Wheeler
The Rev. David SINCLAIR will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison funeral home, Royal Center, for Albert "Hub" WHEELER, 81, Fletchers Lake, who died at 6 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital here.
Born Feb. 19, 1879, near Wingate, he was the son of Elsberry and Charlotte HUBBARD WHEELER. He had resided in Logansport most of his life, before moving to Fletchers Lake four years ago.
Surviving are two half-brothers, Richard [WHEELER], Fletchers Lake, and James [WHEELER], Culver.
Burial will be in the Fletchers Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Minnie Hall
Mrs. Minnie HALL, 76, died Monday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Nina BURNS, in Kewanna. She had resided in Kewanna after becoming seriously ill at her home in Wisconsin.
Born Dec. 15, 1883, in Boone county, she was the daughter of David and Rosetta BUDD. Her marriage was to Sylvan HALL, who preceded her in death 11 years ago.
Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. BURNS, Kewanna; Mrs. Goldie CARTER, Kewanna; Mrs. Sylvia JAMES, Royal Center; Mrs. Iva RIGSBY, Noblesville, and Mrs. Vera BLOHM, Washington state; and six brothers, Charles BUDD, James BUDD, Russell BUDD, Arthur BUDD and Cecil BUDD, all of Winamac, and Loren BUDD, Knox.
Funeral services will be Thursday at New Lisbon, Wis. The body was taken to the Frye and Lange funeral home in Winamac.

Wednesday, October 12, 1960

Kenneth M. Rohrer
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. CDT Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Kenneth M. ROHRER, 56, who died at 8 a.m. today in the Landis nursing home in that city. He had been ill eight years.
Born June 18, 1904, near Argos, he was the son of Harry and Faye BODEY ROHRER and lived all his life in the Argos community. On March 1, 1933, he was married to Igerna WADDLE, who survives.
Prior to his illness, he was employed by the Argos elevator for a number of years. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving, besides the widow, are a son, Vernon [ROHRER], Argos; three grandchildren; the father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Harry ROHRER, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Ora (Beatrice) DREW, Lowell, Ind.; a brother,Wayne [ROHRER], Battle Creek, Mich., and a step-sister, Mrs. Ruth BELL, Argos.
The Revs. Eldon EVANS of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and Russell GOOD of Argos will have charge of the funeral, and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, October 13, 1960

Henry W. Meineka
Henry W. MEINEKA, 55, died at 4 a.m. today at Miller's nursing home here, where he had been a patient for the past nine months. Mr. Meineka resided at the south edge of ths city on Ind. 14. He had been in ill health four years.
Born Jan. 31, 1905, at Herscher, Ill., he was the son of Fred and Kathryn MEINEKA. He had resided here since 1940, moving from Knox.
Mr. Meineka was a member of the St. John Lutheran church.
Surviving are one brother, John [MEINEKA], Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie MARTIN and Miss Grace MEINEKA, both at home; Mrs. Geneva WHELEN, Gary; and Mrs. Kathryn GALTON, Merritt Island, Fla., and one half-brother, George MEINEKA, Kankakee, Ill.
Last rites will be Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Delmar KRUEGER officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the fneral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, October 14, 1960 to Saturday, October 15, 1960

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Monday, October 17, 1960

Harvey Hight
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. CST for Harvey "Pete" HIGHT, 82, who died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday in his home at Peru. He had been ill 10 days.
Mr. Hight was born in Fulton county Jan. 31, 1878, the son of George and Sarah SHOWALTER HIGHT. He was married Oct. 18, 1900, to Anna SACHER, who died Nov. 16, 1938.
Surviving are three sons and three daughters; twenty-seven grandchildren, and fifty-five great-grandchildren. Three sons, three daughters, four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Last rites will be held at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Chloe Mae Neerman
Services will be held in the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. CST Wednesday for Chloe Mae NEERMAN, 82, 428 Clay street, who died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home where she had been a patient for one month. She had been in failing health for the last two years.
She was born Feb. 19, 1878, near Rochester to John and Malina NEFF TROUTMAN. She spent most of her life in this community.
Mrs. Neerman was married April 12, 1899, at Rochester to Alfred G. NEERMAN, who survives.
She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. George (Mildred) RIDDLE, Rochester; Mrs. Roy (Margaret) KOTEN, Indianapolis; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, David E. TROUTMAN, Akron; several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE will officiate at the services, and burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 18, 1960

[no obits]

Wednesday, October 19, 1960

John Harvey Davis
John Harvey DAVIS, 87, Argos, died at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 10 o'clock this morning. He had been a patient at the hospital since Monday evening.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Thursday, October 20, 1960

Richard Schoenenberger
Richard SCHOENENBERGER, 64, of South Bend, husband of the former Lillian McCARTER of Rochester, died suddenly in South Bend Tuesday night of a heart attack.
Mr. Schoenenberger was sales director for Drewry's Limited in South Bend. Friends may call at the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend beginning at 4 p.m. today. A son, Richard [SCHOENENBERGER], Jr., Park Ridge, Ill., also survives.

Blanche Lowry
Mrs. Blanche LOWRY, 77, Hibbard, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Miller nursing home here after a four-year illness.
Born Oct. 11, 1883, in Marshall county, she had spent her lifetime in the Hibbard and Poplar Grove communities. She was married March 19, 1904, in Marshall county to William LOWRY who survives. Her parents were Pulaski and Ellen CLIFTON WICKIZER.
Mrs. Lowry was a member of the Hibbard E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are four sons, Raymond and Arnold [LOWRY], both of Culver; Garland [LOWRY], Warsaw, and Coleman [LOWRY], Plymouth; fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Roy WICKIZER, Culver. Preceding her in death was one daughter, Dorothy Ellen [LOWRY].
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. DST at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Thomas ROUGH of Pretty Lake E.U.B. church, assisted by the Rev. Donald TOTTEN of Hibbard E.U.B. church, officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

John Harvey Davis
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. CST in the Macxinkuckee Methodist church for John Harvey DAVIS, 87, Argos. Mr. Davis died Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a week's illness. He had been hospitalized only one day.
Born Oct. 20, 1873, near Culver, he had moved to Argos from near Culver two years ago. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Christopher DAVIS and he was a member of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church and the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge. He was a retired well driller.
His first marriage was to Ollie PONTIUS, who died in 1926. He was married later to Ms. Minnie ANDREWS, who died in 1947. His third marriage was to Mrs. Emma KREIG, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George (Ethel) Van LUE, Sheldon, Mo.; Mrs. Jessie DIXSON, Lakewood, Cal., and Mrs. Enoch (Nellie) ANDREWS, Culver; four step-daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Carrie) CURTIS; Mrs. Lloyd HEETER; Mrs. Ebert GRAHAM and Mrs. Clyde BENNETT, all of Culver; five step-sons, Floyd KRING, Plymouth Edward and Nicholas KRING, Argos; Enoch ANDREWS, Culver, and Thomas ANDREWS, Argos; twenty-three grandchildren; forty-seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Edward [DAVIS], Ardmore, Okla., and Lawrence [DAVIS], Bountiful Okla.; many great-great=grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
The Rev. Clyde BICKNER will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery, where the I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct its rites. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today until noon Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, and at the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of services.

Friday, October 21, 1960 to Saturday, October 22, 1960

[no obits]

Monday, October 24, 1960

Charles McCalla, Sr.
Charles McCALLA, Sr., 89, died at 4 a.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home here after a four-month illness. He had resided at South lake on R.R. 2, Macy, since 1928.
Born Sept. 25, 1871, at Peru, he was the son of Samuel and Minerva EVANS McCALLA. He was married to Dora Jane WILLIAMS, who died in 1929. Mr. McCalla had lived in Fulton and Miami counties his entire life and operated Mac's Landing at South lake.
He was a member of the Peru Christian church and of the Ben Hur lodge.
Surviving are two sons, Jeff [McCALLA], Culver, and Charles [McCALLA], Jr., Peru; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were one son, one daughter, two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Drake Flowers funeral home at Peru with burial in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 25, 1960

Welcome E. Kindig
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru for Welcome E. KINDIG, 80, Peru, who died at 8 a.m. Sunday in a Logansport hospital after a six-month illness.
The Rev. Gary ALBRITTEN will officiate at the rites, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Kindig was born in Fulton county on July 1, 1880, the son of William and Catherine SCHWARTZLANDER KINDIG. In 1907, he married Celestia CAMPBELL, who survives. He was a retired carpenter and contractor and had lived in Peru 30 years.
Also surviving are a son, Wallace [KINDIG], Tarpon Springs, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Karen HOST, Peru; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Rudolf [KINDIG], Bunker Hill, and two sisters, Mrs. Cora DEEDS, Rochester, and Mrs. Arthur CUNNINGHAM, Peru.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Maude Albin
Mrs. Harper (Maude) ALBIN, 61, a resident of Kansas City, Mo., died unexpectedly Monday in a hospital in that city. She had been admitted to the hospital Sunday at noon. She was a native of Rochester.
The former Maude CLAYTON, she was the daughter of George and Minnie CLAYTON. She taught the fourt grade at Lincoln school here until her marriage in 1920.
Among the survivors are her widower [Harper ALBIN]; a daughter who lives in Raleigh, [N.]C.; two sisters, Mrs. Earl SISSON and Mrs. Floyd DEARDORF, both of Rochester and a brother, Jay CLAYTON, also of Rochester. Another brother, Bernard CLAYTON, is deceased.
Clayton and Mrs. Sisson left the city Monday evening for Kansas City, where rites are pending for either Thursday or Friday.

Gregory Allen Thompson
Graveside funeral services were conducted today at 2 p.m. for Gregory Allen THOMPSON, infant son of Orvin and Sherry BABCOCK THOMPSON, Claypool, who died at 6:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. The child was born Sunday.
The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiated at the rites, and burial was in Mentone cemetery. The Haupert funeral home, Akron, was in charge of the funeral.

Wednesday, October 26, 1960

Cora A. Davis
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, for Mrs. Cora A. DAVIS, 79, Akron, who died at 5 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill four days.
Mrs. Davis was born May 23, 1881, in Canal Fulton, O., the daughter of Henry and Arminda BUCHTEL LINEBAUGH, but had lived in Akron all her adult life. She was married to Clyde DAVIS, who survives.
Mrs. Davis was a member of the Akron Cooperative Brethren church.
Surviving besides the widower are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Grace) RADER, Akron, and Mrs. Ruby BURKHOLDER, Elkhart; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was the last of a family of five.
The Revs. Claude FAWNS and Horace HUSIE will officiate at the funeral, and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Jasper Ogden
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Jasper OGDEN, 75, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died Tuesday morning at Woodlawn hospital here.
The Rev. C. D. BARRINGER will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Lake Bruce.
Born April 1, 1885, in Clearfield, Pa., he was the son of Louis and Mabel McCAULEY OGDEN. He was married May 5, 1908, to Ethel BROGDON, who survives along with one son, Fred [OGDEN], Logansport, and three grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, October 27, 1960

[no obits]

Friday, October 28, 1860

Mamie Adams
Mrs. Mamie (WELLER] LEASURE ADAMS, 81, died Thursday after a lingering illness in Potomac, Ill., and last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with burial in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Oct. 11, 1869, in Vermillion county, Illinois, she was the daughter of J. A. and Hilda HOLLENBACK WELLER. She first was married to Lou LEASURE, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Lela TOMILSON and Mrs. Naomi ENYEART, both of Kewanna; two brothers, Jesse WELLER of Kewanna and Elmer WELLER of Potomac, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle WALTERS, Oakland, Cal.; six grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Norma P. Cook
Services will be held at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton at 2 p.m. Sunday for Norma Pearl COOK, 74, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 11:45 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Cook resided at 819 Jefferson street.
She was born Feb. 18, 1886, in Fulton county to [Chryance] and Mary MINTON HENDRICKSON. She had resided in Rochester since moving from Fulton 12 years ago.
Mrs. Cook was married July 3, 1906, in Rochester, to Henry COOK, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Rocheste E.U.B. church and the Fulton Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are one son, Raymond [COOK], LaPorte; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Helen) TRUE, Chicago; and Geneva [COOK] at home; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE of the Rochester E.U.B. church will officiate at the service, and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Saturday, October 29, 1960 to Monday, October 31, 1960

[no obits]

Tuesday, November 1, 1960

Robert J. Foellinger
Robert J. FOELLINGER, 41-year-old president of the First National Bank of Rochester, died suddenly of a heart attack about 6:45 p.m. Monday in his home, 221 West 10th street.
His death came as a shock to his family and friends and to the community at large. Mr. Foellinger suffered a mild heart attack July 8, 1959, but seemingly had recuperated and in recent months had been actively directing modernization of expansion programs of the bank.
The fatal seizure occurred while Mr. Foellinger was in bed to relax from the day's work, as had been his custom since the first attack 16 months ago. Having complained of some pain previously, he was attended by his family physician when the final attack came.
He was rushed by ambulance to Woodlawn hospital, where efforts to revive him were in vain.
Mr. Foellinger became president of the First National Bank on Aug. 1, 1958. He succeeded in that post his father-in-law, Percy SMITH, who also was stricken fatally by a heart attack on July 10, 1958.
In his two years as bank president, Mr. Foellinger had directed an extensive interior modernization of the bank building, recapitalized the bank to increase its lending capacity and expanded its personnel.
Last summer, he announced that the First National would open a branch bank at Fulton. Complete remodeling of the building it will occupy now is being done. Mr. Foellinger was in Fulton Monday to check the progress of the project.
He had been associated with the local bank since 1946 and was vice president from 195558 prior to his election as president.
He is ssurvived by his wife, the former Jane SMITH, and two sons, Robert B. [FOELLINGER], 12, and David B. [FOELLINGER], 8. Also surviving are his parents, Arthur and Dorothy SCHLABAUGH FOELLINGER of Fort Wayne; one brother, Kenneth A. FOELLINGER, Fort Wayne; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Myra SMITH, Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Delmar O. KRUEGER of the St. John Lutheran church in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Leroy Shelton Post of American Legion will conduct full military rites at the cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The family, most appreciative of the many floral pieces already sent, suggests that if desired, further remembrances other than flowers may be made to the heart fund.
Mr. Foellinger was born in Fort Wayne on March 15, 1919, and had resided in Rochester for the past 14 years. His marriage was on Jan. 11, 1941.
He graduated in 1941 from Indiana university, receiving a B.S. degree in accounting, money and banking. While a student he was a member of Theta Chi social fraternity.
Enlisting in the Army Air Corps, he served from 1941-46 and was discharged with the rank of major. Mr. Foellinger had retained his interest in flying, being a rated pilot. He had been chief of aviation for the Fulton County Civil Defense, a member of the Civil Air Patrol and had helped organize the Rochester Flying Club.
Mr. Foellinger had been active in civic affairs, serving as City Councilman from 1951 until resigning the post in 1954. He was a past president of the Rochester Kiwanis club, former director of the Chamber of Commerce, had been active in local American Legion work and was treasurer of the county chapter of the Salvation Army.
He was past president of the seven-county District Bankers Association and a member of the American Bankers Association, Indiana Bankers Association, Financial Public Relations Association and National Association of Bank Auditors and Comptrollers.
He was a member of the Tri-state English Lutheran church at Fort Wayne and also belonged to the Moose, Eagles and Elks lodges as well as the Rochester country club.

Ida Scott
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Talma Bible church for Mrs. Ida TIPPY SCOTT, 83, former Rochester resident, who died at her home in Springfield, Mo., Sunday morning after an illness of two years.
She was the daughter of Edmond and Emma FIX TIPPY and the widow of the Dr. J. C. SCOTT.
Surviving are one son, Walter SCOTT, Springfield; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Eva FORE, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Two daughters, two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD of the Rochester Christian church will officiate at the service, and burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.
Friends may call at the church one hour before time of services.

Russell Thompson
Services will be held at the Needham and Son funeral home in Marion at 2 p.m. CDT Thursday for Russell THOMPSON, 84, a resident of Silver Lake and Argos, who was found dead in a motel room near Griffith Monday afternoon.
Dr. Peter STACY, coroner of Lake county, determined the time of death as being early Saturday morning as a result of suicide.
Mr. Thompson was the business representative of the Carpenters Union of Wabash Valley District.
He was born Aug. 14, 1896, at Fairmount in Grant county to Benjamin and Rosa LLOYD THOMPSON.
His first marriage was to Hettie Mae ARTHURHOLTZ Sept. 25, 1915. She preceded him in death in 1959. His second marriage was to Lulu HUGHES of Argos, June 30, 1960, who survives.
Mr. Thompson was a member of the Fairmount Baptist church.
Surviving besides the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Georgia BETTORFF, Indianapolis, Mrs. Marjorie MOREL, Bloomington; and Mrs. Iris NEWCOMER, Marion; three sons, Lloyd THOMPSON, Albuquerque, N.M.; Robert THOMPSON, Tucson, Ariz.; and Dean THOMPSON, Silver Lake; twelve grandchildren and two sisters, Miss Hazel THOMPSON, Fairmount, and Mrs. Ethel MOWRER, Swayzee; one brother, Denzil THOMPSON, Fairmount.
The Rev. Harry MATTINGLY will officiate at the services and burial will be at Grant Memorial cemetery in Marion.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight.
Friends may also call at the Marion funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 2, 1960

[no obits]

Thursday, November 3, 1960

Marietta E. Weller
Services will be conducted at the Raven funeral home in Marion at 10 a.m. CST Friday for Mrs. Marietta Elizabeth WELLER, 77, Sweetzer, who died at the Marion General hospital at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday after an illness of three weeks.
Mrs. Weller had lived in Sweetzer since 1945 and was a former resident of Marion and Swayzee.
She was born Feb. 8, 1883, in Macy to Joshua and Jane RIGLE COFFING.
Mrs. Weller was a member of the Macy Christian church and the Sweetzer Home Demonstration club.
Surviving are the husband, Harry WELLER, Sweetzer; six daughters, Mrs. Mildred ZIMMERMAN, Denver; Mrs. Ruth GUYER, near Rochester; Mrs. Bernice PASS, Rochester; Mrs. Helen TALBOTT, Rochester; Mrs. Lorene NICHOLS, Rochester; and Mrs. May HECKATHORN, Rochester; two sons, John Robert [WELLER] of Ohio and Harry [WELLER], Jr., Swayzee; one brother, Russel COFFING, Fulton; one sister, Grace SHADLEK, Macy; two half-sisters, Mrs. E. M. SHAFFER, Kokomo and Mrs. Ida LICHTY, Cleveland, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchilodren.
The Rev. Ruth DRAKE of the Sweetzer Wesleyan Methodist church will officiate at the services, and burial will be made at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with graveside rites set for 1 p.m. CST. Friends may call at the Raven funeral home, 911 South Washington street, Marion, after 3 p.m. Thursday.

J. Harley Bryant
James Harley BRYANT, 81, 530 1/2 Main street, was found dead face down beside his bed at 10:45 a.m. today by Mrs. Louis ALSPACH, a relative by marriage. Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county corner, listed the cause of death as a coronary occlusion. Mr. Bryant had been ill three days. He was taken to Foster & Good funeral home, where arrangements are pending.

Friday, November 4, 1960

J. Harley Bryant
Services will be conducted in the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday for James Harley BRYANT, 81, 530 1/2 Main street, who was found dead in his bed at 10:45 a.m. Thursday. He had been ill three days. Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, listed the cause of death as a coronary occlusion.
Mr. Bryant was born in Fulton county Aug. 17, 1879, to John and Alice BRYANT. He spent most of his life in the Rochester community.
For a number of years Mr. Bryant was employed at the Times theatre here as a ticket taker. He was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are two brothers, Sam [BRYANT], Morocco, and Roy [BRYANT], San Diego, Cal; one sister, Mrs. Ruth BOLLMER, also of San Diego; several nieces and nephews including Louis ALSPACH, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Jack ALSPACH, Sturgis, Mich. Four sisters and three brothers preceded in deat.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER of the Rochester Church of God will officate at the services and burial will be made at the Nichols cemetery northeast of Rochester.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Mable G. Hall
Services will be conducted at the First Christian church here at 1:30 p.m. Sunday for Mrs. Mable Grace COOLEY HALL, 53, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at South Bend Memorial hospital at 9 p.m. Thursday where she had been a patient since Monday. She had been seriously ill one week.
She was born Aug. 21, 1907, in Jasper county near Rensselaer to Lewis and Lillie GRAVES COOLEY. She had lived here for the past 23 years after coming from Monon.
She was married Nov. 6, 1924, at Twelve Mile to Harry J. HALL, who survives.
Mrs. Hall had been the co-manager of the Moose lodge dining room for three years until resigning in June. She was a member of the First Christian church here.
Surviving besides the husband, at home, are one daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Dianna) WARREN, Rochester; one son, Howard [HALL], at home; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche FULTZ, LaCross; Mrs. Susie FULMER, Logansport; and Mrs. Gladys McCARTY, Kentland; five brothers, Leonard, Thomas, Paul, John and Clifford COOLEY, all of Monon; several nieces and nephews. The parents, one sister and one brother preceded in death.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD of the First Christian church will officiate at the services, and burial will be made at the Bedford cemetery near Monon. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday until 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Friends may call at the church after 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Charles W. Steinke
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church for Charles W. STEINKE, 91, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital here. Mr. Steinke had been ill one month and hospitalized 10 days.
A retired farmer, he was born Oct. 13, 1869, in Germany, the son of August and Augusta STEINKE. He had lived in Indiana 60 years, coming to this state from Illinois.
He was married Dec. 19, 1900, to Dorabelle GRIMES Van CLEAVE. She died in 1958. Mr. Steinke was a member of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church and of the Farm Bureau.
Surviving are a step-son, Jesse Van CLEAVE, Spring Grove, Ill.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Walter (Bessie) McCALIN, Pekin, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Clayton (Florence) BROWN, Kewanna; two sons, Carl STEINKE, Pekin, Ill., and Ralph STEINKE, Romeo, Mich.; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren. One son is deceased.
The Rev. George BOSSARD will officiate at the funeral, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Saturday, November 5, 1960

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Monday, November 7, 1960

Clyde O. Wise
Funeral services were conducted today at the Pleasant Grove Methodist church southeast of Warsaw for Clyde Ora WISE, 72, R.R. 3, Warsaw, who died at his residence at 9:15 p.m. Friday. He had been seriously ill since July.
Mr. Wise was born Stpt. 5, 1888, in Kosciusko county to Mr. and Mrs. William WISE. He spent most of his life in Kosciusko county.
His first marriage was to Mary BATZ, July 15, 1916, in Warsaw. She preceded him in death in 1945. His second marriage was to Mae LOVELESS, May 13, 1946. She survives.
Mr. Wise was a retired farmer and member of the Pleasant Grove church.
Surviving along with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Adrian (Leola) EMBODEN, South Bend; three sons, Arthur WISE, Burket; Lonus WISE, Akron; Eldon WISE, Warsaw; one step-daughter, Mrs. Robert (Donnabel) WALKER, Auburn; one step-son, Paul LOVELESS, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Charles and Murl [WISE] of Warsaw and Elvan [WISE], Elsie, Mich; one sister, Mrs. Clifford (Grace) SAUROTE, North Manchester, and eight grandchildren.
The Rev. Riley CASE of Claypool was in charge of services, and burial was made at Hillcrest cemetery.

Albert P. Johnston
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Wolf funeral home in Walton for Albert P. JOHNSTON, 82, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday after an illness of four years.
Mr. Johnston was born Sept. 30, 1878, near Rensselaer, the son of Francis and Jane LEFFLER JOHNSTON. On Dec. 18, 1907, at Logansport, he was married to Roxie M. SPARKS, who survives.
A retired farmer, he came here four years ago from Walton. He was a member of the Masonic lodge there.
Surviving besides the widow are an adopted son, Charles [JOHNSTON], Fish Lake; two brothers, George and Carl [JOHNSTON], both of Twelve Mile; several nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law, Bertha F. SPARKS, R.R. 1, Rochester.
The Rev. Lincoln LaHUE of Tyner will officiate at the funeral, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Walton.

Tuesday, November 8, 1960

Donald Long
Services will be conducted at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru at 2 p.m. Thursday for Donald LONG, 50, a resident of Carmel and currently the head basketball coarch at Warren Central high school in Indianapolis. Death was attributed to a heart block at his residence Saturday.
Mr. Long was born Sept. 25, 1910 in Cass county to Joseph and Dora STAVER LONG. He was married to Evelyn TAYLOR who survives.
Surviving along with the widow are two sons, James [LONG], Seattle, Wash., and Joe [LONG], Evansville; one daughter, Jan [LONG], at home; two brothers, Onis LONG, Peru and Glenn LONG, New Waverly; one sister, Mrs. Mae BASSLER, Macy.
The Rev. SCHROFFEL will officiate at the services and burial will be made at the Mt. Hope cemetery in Peru.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 9, 1960

Mrs. Perry Jefferies
Mrs. Perry JEFFERIES, 74, 505 East Ninth street, mother of Lloyd JEFFERIES, died at noon today at the Miller nursing home here. The body was taken to Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Thursday, November 10, 1960

Blanche Jefferies
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Blanche JEFFERIES, 74, 505 East Ninth street, who died at noon Wednesday in the Miller nursing home. She had been a patient there for three months.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery at Talma. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A resident of Rochester for 15 years, Mrs. Jefferies came here from Macy. She was born June 5, 1886, in Henry township, the daught er of John W. and Julie CLIFTON CLIFTON. Her marriage was in Lewistown, Mont., to Perry E. JEFFERIES, July 18, 1909. He preceded her in death Jan. 12, 1958.
Mrs. Jefferies was a member of the Grace Methodist church, WCTU and the Evergreen Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are one son, Lloyd [JEFFERIES], Rochester; two grandsons, Eddie and Ernie JEFFERIES; four sisters, Mrs. Ancil JEFFERIES, Macy; Mrs. Ruth DAVIS, Akron; Mrs. Walter HALDERMAN, Anderson, and Mrs. Don BEERY, Rochester, and a half-sister, Mrs. Belle RANS, Andrew, Ia.

Icy Pearl Meiser
Icy Pearl MEISER, 73, Kewanna, died at 6 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks.
Mrs. Meiser was born April 21, 1887, at Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Marion J. and Sophia EBERSOLE GARST. On Feb. 25, 1914, she was married to Samuel J. LAMB, who died June 24, 1946. Her second marriage was in 1948 to Eri MEISER, who survives.
A housewife, Mrs. Meiser had lived in Kewanna 43 years, moving there from Ohio. She was a member of the Prairie Grove EUB church, the Ladies Aid at the church, the Pinhook Grange and the Union township Hospital Auxiliary. She also was a Sunday school teacher at the Prairie Grove church.
Surviving besides the widoweer are five daughters, Mrs. John (Bernice) FALCONER, Rossville; Mrs. Marion (Dorothy) CHIZUM, Kewanna; Mrs. Lloyd (Isabel) BROCKEY, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Ernest (Mildred) BROCKEY, R.R. 3, Rochester; and Mrs. Gerald (Mary Lois) DOUD, R.R. 5, Rochester; a son, Marion LAMB, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Nellie LAYTON, Springfield, Ohio; a brother, John A. GARST, Lane, Kansas; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Frank LAMB, preceded her in death.
The Rev. George BOSARD will conduct funeral services Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Prairie Grove church, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The body will lie in state one hour before the services Sunday.

Friday, November 11, 1960

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Saturday, November 12, 1960

Esther Dunlap
Services will be conducted at the Haupert funeral home in Akron at 2 p.m. Sunday for Esther DUNLAP, 73, Indianapolis, who died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Community hospital in Indianapolis after an illness of one month.
She was born April 21, 1887, in Wabash county to Solomon and Belle FEIGLEY LECKRONE.
She was a private nurse and a graduate nurse of the Memorial School of Nursing in South Bend in 1913.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Dale (Ruth) LEININGER, Akron; Mrs. Ed (Bess) CURTIS, Elkhart; five brothers, Robert LECKRONE and Oscar LECKRONE, both of Detroit, Mich.; Ben LECKRONE and Lewis LECKRONE, both of Indianapolis; and Paul LECKRONE, of Fairmount, and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in Rose Hill cemetery in Wabash county. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, November 14, 1960

Marguerite L. Miller
Mrs. Marguerite Lillian MILLER, former Rochester newspaper editor once prominent as a lecturer and radio broadcaster, died about 7:30 o'clock this morning in the Miller nursing home. She was 97 years of age.
Mrs. Miller had been under nursing home care for the past four years, seriously ill for two months. Her only immediate survivor is a son, Earle A. MILLER, director of the Fulton county Department of Public Welfare.
Mrs. Miller became editor of The Rochester Daily and Weekly Republican in 1919 and during her four-year tenure published the only Sunday edition of a newspaper ever produced in Fulton county.
After the newspaper's sale, she entered the lecture field and spoke in many cities across the nation, also having a career as radio broadcaster over a Florida station in 1927. She was author of several books, including a historic account of the lives of prominent and pioneer Fulton county citizens entitled "Home Folks."
Mrs. Miller's newspaper career began at the age of 15 when she went to work as a typesetter on The Union Spy, a weekly which was published by her father on the second floor of what now is the Rochester I.O.O.F. building.
Her father, Major BITTERS, later published a newspaper in Rensselaer before returning to Rochester to establish The Rochester Tribune and, afterward, The Rochester Republican. The latter was Rochester's daily newspaper.
Major Bitters' son, Albert [BITTERS], took over the editorship upon his father's death. He became postmaster in 1919 and was succeeded as editor by his sister, Mrs. Miller. The Republican and the Fulton County Sun merged in 1923 to become The Daily News and a year later consolidated again with The Sentinel into the present News-Sentinel.
Mrs. Miller was married here on May 6, 1882, to John Logan MILLER, who died in 1926. Following her marriage, she taught art for a time but returned to the publication field in 1900.
She was born at Peru on Oct. 29, 1863, one of three children of Thomas Major and Maria ROSE BITTERS. Two brothers preceded her in death.
Mrs. Miller was a student of religious philosophies. While not a member of the First Christian church, she taught an adult Sunday School class there several years in later life.
A nephew, Harry BITTERS of Rochester, and a niece, Mrs. Margaret DILLON of Alexandria, Va., also survive.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE of the Rochester E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

George E. Pollock
George E. POLLOCK, 70, died about 4 a.m. Sunday in his sleep at his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou near the VFW Post home. Death was due to a heart attack and came after a five-year period of failing health.
Mr. Pollock had resided in Rochester since 1925. He formerly operated a grocery and a skating rink in the building now occupied by the VFW. In recent years he had built, sold and rented lake cottages.
Born in Akron on July 27, 1890, he was the son of George and Mary WARREN POLLOCK. He came to Rochester from Peru. On Nov. 13, 1920, he was married to Mary Ann BENEDICT. His death came on his 40th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Pollock was a member of the American Legion and Moose lodges at Peru and the VFW and Eagles lodge in Rochester. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are the wife and one son, George [POLLOCK], Jr., both at home; two grandsons, George [POLLOCK], III and Dwight Eugene [POLLOCK], at Thelma Lloyd, Elwood [?]; two sisters, Mrs. Stacey WEST, Kokomo, and Mrs. Elizabeth FAUNCE, Peru; one brother, Thomas [POLLOCK], Peru. A son, Dwight [POLLOCK], and a stepson, John BELL, preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating, assisted by the Peru American Legion Post. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Robert D. Miller
Robert Dean MILLER, 35, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died Sunday morning at his home following a long illness.
Born Aug. 2, 1925, near Royal Center, he was the son of August and Mary WOOD MILLER. He was married Feb. 6, 1946, to Violet MURRAY, who survives. Mr. Miller, a farmer, was a member of the Burnettsville Baptist church.
Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary MILLER, Logansport; one son, David [MILLER], and one daughter, Connie [MILLER], both at home; one sister, Mrs. Virginia CRAIN, Lucerne, and one brother, Don [MILLER], Burnettsville.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Virden GRAHAM officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.

Sarah E. Beery
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth ALSPACH BEERY, 90, who resided in the Burton community four miles west of Rochester, died at her residence at 11:15 a.m. today. She had been in failing health for the past five months. One son, Donald BEERY, survives at home. Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Tuesday, November 15, 1960

John Shafer
John SHAFER, 88, 106 Clayton street, died at 7:30 a.m. today after a three-year illness during which he had been bedfast. Mr. Shafer resided at the Clayton street address with his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth McCLAIN, and his nephew, Harley McCLAIN.
Born Sept. 30, 1872, in Starke county, he had lived in this community for 35 years. His parents were William and Sarah BRANDEL SHAFER. A retired farmer and laborer, he never had married.
Surviving are the sister, one brother, Harley SHAFER, South Bend, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Henry M. TERRY of the Nazarene church officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Emma Chaney
Mrs. Emma CHANEY, 74, Delong, died Monday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient two weeks.
Born in Starke county on Sept. 7, 1886, she had spent her entire life in Fulton and Starke counties. She was married to Thomas CHANEY, who survives. Also surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Ruby THOMPSON, Delong; two sons, Criss [CHANEY], Delong, and Joseph [CHANEY], Edgerton, O., and eighteen grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Easterday funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Theodore MECKES of Frankfort officiating. Burial will be in the Brumbaugh cemetery at Groveton, Ind. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Sarah E. Beery
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth BEERY, 90, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 11:15 a.m. Monday in her home four miles west of the city.
The Rev. Ray MILLS of the Grace Methodist church will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Beery, who had been in poor health the past five months, was a lifelong resident of this community. She was born April 16, 1870, at Talma and was the daughgter of Rufus and Caroline DONALDSON ALSPACH. She was a member of the Burton Methodist church.
She was married in Rochester Jan. 30, 1895. Her husband, James Corwin BEERY, died on Oct. 19, 1939.
Surviving are one son, Don BEERY, R.R. 4, Rochester; two grandsons, Richard [BEERY], Niles, Mich., and John [BEERY[, Rochester; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Luzetta MICKEY, Plymouth, and several nieces and nephews. Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Wednesday, November 16, 1960

Alice L. Lebo
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday here for Mrs. Alice L. LEBO, 82, a native of Fulton county who died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at Haven Hubbard memorial, New Carlisle.
Mrs. Lebo was born in Fulton county Feb. 3, 1878. On Sept. 1, 1956, she moved to Haven Hubbard memorial, New Carlisle. She was a long-time member of the E.U.B. church here.
Surviving are a nephew, Orval HENDERSON, Plymouth; a niece, Mrs. Carolyn WELLER, Kewanna, and distant relatives.
Final rites will be conducted at the E.U.B. church with the Rev. Kenneth E. FOULKE, pastor and chaplain Herbert RYAN in charge. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Frank Gibbons
Frank GIBBONS, about 48, who resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou, died late this morning in Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne after suffering a heart attack at work as a plumbing supply salesman. The body is to be brought to Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here, where final arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, November 17, 1960

John F. Gibson
Funeral servies will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for John Frank GIBSON, 48, Lake Manitou, who died of a heart attack in Fort Wayne Wednesday morning.
The Rev. Delmar KRUEGER of the St. John Lutheran church will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Gibson was district manager for the J. A. Sexauer Manufacturing company, a plumbing house. He was calling on clients in Fort Wayne when he suffered the fatal seizure at the office of the Connett Plumbing and Heating company. He was taken to Lutheran hospital, where death occurred.
The son of John F. and Alfreda MOLLER GIBSON, he was born in South Bend June 9, 1912. A resident of the north shore of Lake Manitou for the last two years, Mr. Gibson previously had lived in Logansport and South Bend.
He was married in Logansport Nov. 9, 1957, to Margaret LAYMON.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 45, South Bend, the Scottish Rite in South Bend, the Shrine in Hammond and the Elks and Moose lodges here.
Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Orville LANKFORD, South Bend; and Mrs. James CARL, Marion; one sister, Mrs. Evan BOWMAN, South Bend, and two grandchildren.

Friday, November 18, 1960

Andrew C. Large
Word has been received here of the death of Andrew Charles LARGE, 62, former Fulton postmaster, in a hut-and-run accident on Nov. 8 at Corpus Christi, Texas, where Mr. Large had lived since retirement.
The accident occurred about 11 p.m. and Mr. Large was dead upon arrival at Memorial hospital in Corpus Christi. Police are searching for the car which struck him and are being assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Funeral services and burial were conducted at Corpus Christi.
Mr. Large was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LARGE of the Mt. Olive and Fulton communities. He had resided at Corpus Christi for six years and was a veteran of World War I. He was a retired postal department worker.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret [LARGE], 2437 Etring street, Corpus Christi; two daughters, Mrs. Marcus ERFURT, Naturita, Colo., and Eileen [LARGE], Boerne, Texas; three sons, Charles [LARGE], Boerne; Marion [LARGE], Corpus Christi, and Lowell [LARGE], San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. Russell WILLIAMS, Corpur Christi, and Mrs. Art CLASEN, Kingsville, Texas; two brothers, John [LARGE], South Bend, and Keort [LARGE], Corpus Christi, and thirteen grandchildren.

Voris Davis
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Voris DAVIS, 76, R.R. 1, Akron, who died at 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of four months.
Mr. Davis was born July 12, 1884, in Fulton county to John R. and Mary LOWE DAVIS. Mr. Davis spent his entire lifetime in Fulton county. He was married in 1909 to Myrtle NYE, who died in 1947.
Surviving are two sons, Ralph [DAVIS], Akron; and Lester [DAVIS], Warsaw; one granddaughter; one brother, Clyde DAVIS, Akron; one sister, Mrs. N. C. LAMAR, New York, N.Y.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Mrs. Clyde Montz
Word has been received here that Mrs. Clyde MONTZ, 81, Wolcottville, a former resident of Aubbeenaubbee township, died early this morning. She is survived by her husband, two sons and three daughters. One of the sons, Henry MONTZ, lives in Kewanna.

Charles D. Bryant
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Christian church at Knox for Charles D. BRYANT, Knox, who died Wednesday. Burial will be in Crown View cemetery at Knox and friends may call at the Kennedy and Braman funeral home.
A member of the I.O.O.F., Order of Railway Conductors, Knox Christian church and a retired employee of the Nickel Plate railroad, Mr. Bryant had been a member of the Knox police department for the last three years.
Surviving are a brother, Lester [BRYANT], Chicago, and four sisters, Mrs. Blanche ADAMSON, Mrs. ZIMMERMAN, Mrs. Lena BOWEN and Clara GAST, all of Rochester.

Saturday, November 19, 1960

John Scheetz
John SCHEETZ, 76, Grass Creek, died at St. Joseph hospital at Logansport Friday night hours after he was injured in a car-tractor accident along Ind. 16 a mile east of Lucerne.
Authorities said Scheets was driving a tractor pulling a trailer without lights. He had slowed down to turn into a farm when a car driven by Charles E. WINN, 89, rammed into the rear of the wagon.
Winn, who was not injured, said he came upon the tractor too quickly to stop.

Linnie Becker
Mrs. Linnie BECKER, 84, died Friday at 2:55 p.m. at the Pontious nursing home here where she had been a patient since May 6. She resided at 213 West Eighth street and had been in ill health since 1954.
Born March 27, 1876, near Fulton, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse CLEMANS. Mrs. Becker was married in 1895 to Henry L. BECKER, who died in 1942. She had resided in this community since 1943, moving here from the Sprinkleburg community near Mt. Zion.
Surviving are three sons, Virgil [BECKER], at home; Lee [BECKER], Akron, and Walter "Mike" [BECKER], near Talma; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchikdren. Two daughters preceded her in death, Mrs. Lucy SMITH in 1923 and Mrs. Mabel WOOD in 1956.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Leroy GARNER of Walkerton officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Victor L. Smith
Victor L. SMITH, 60, local realtor, died at 11:25 p.m. Friday in his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou. He had been ill for the past six months, seriously for the last month.
Born Dec. 18, 1899, at Sims, Ind., near Swayzee in Grant county, he was the son of Marshall and Minnie WERTS SMITH. His marriage was March 2, 1926, at Carmel to Dot SALLEE, who survives.
Mr. Smith had resided in Fulton county 28 years, moving to Rochester 14 years ago from Lake Bruce. He taught school for five years near Logansport but the majority of his life had been in the realty business, maintaining an office in his home.
He was a member of the F. & A.M. Lodge No. 79 and Royal Arch Lodge of Rochester, Scottish Rite of South Bend, Mizpah Shrine Temple of Fort Wayne and was president of the Manitou Shrine club. He attended the Rochester E.U.B. church and had attended Indiana university.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Carol) OLMSTEAD, Wabash; one granddaughter, Beth Ann; one sister, Mrs. Clyde KUGLER, Rochester, and several cousins.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Walter M. Skinner
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire and Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Walter Melroy SKINNER, 90, Warsaw, who died at 1:35 a.m. today at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw after a two-week illness.
Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday after noon.
Mr. Skinner formerly resided at Fulton, was secretary of the Fulton town board and also secretary of the Fulton Masonic Lodge for 25 years. He also was Fulton Postmaster 10 years and a bank employee there. He had resided with his daughter in Warsaw since 1953. He was a member of the Twelve Mile Christian church.
Born Dec. 1, 1869, near Twelve Mile, he was the son of John and Sarah HAN SKINNER and was married to Lidie BISH of Fulton July 30, 1891. His wife preceded him in death, Aug. 25, 1947.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. R. (Tressie) MILLS, Warsaw; one grandson, Kenneth MILLS, San Antonio, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Patricia Ann [MILLS].

Monday, November 21, 1960

Worthy B. Shewman
Services were conducted today at the Akron Methodist church for Worthy B. SHEWMAN, 85, Akron, who died Saturday at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Shewman was born Nov. 18, 1875 in Akron to Andrew and Anna BARRET SHEWMAN and spent his entire life in the Akron community. He married Elva JONTZ, Feb. 27, 1897, in Warsaw. Mrs. Shewman preceded him in death in 1952. Mr. Shewman was a retired mail carrier and school teacher and was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Georgia) JENKINS, Peru; three sons, Merl [SHEWMAN], Peru; DeVer [SHEWMAN], Mishawaka; and Edward [SHEWMAN], Akron; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Two infant sons and one daughter preceded in death. Mr. Shewman was the last of five children.
The Revs. William B. SHEWMAN, Claude FAWNS and Maurice KESSLER officiated at the service, and burial was made at the Akron cemetery.
Final arrangements were in charge of the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

John B. Scheetz
Final rites were conducted this morning at St. Ann church in Kewanna for John B. SCHEETZ, 76, Grass Creek, who was killed Friday night in a car-tractor accident on Ind. 16 near Lucerne. Burial was in St. Ann cemetery.
Mr. Scheetz died at 8:30 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph hospital at Logansport, 3 1/2 hours after a car hit his tractor as he sat at the wheel waiting for his son to open the gate to a barn lot. Charles E. WINN, 89, Lucerne, driver of the auto, was treated for a broken right arm.
Born Nov. 18, 1884, in Earl Park, Ind., Mr. Scheetz was the son of John and Mary WITT SCHEETZ. He had farmed in the Lucerne and Grass Creek communities most of his life. His marriage was Feb. 15, 1911, to Margaret O'BRIEN, who survives.
Mr. Scheetz was a member of the St. Ann Church, Holy Name Society and Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Surviving, besides the wife, are four sons, John Henry [SCHEETZ], at home; Leo and Joe [SCHEETZ], both of Lucerne, and Paul [SCHEETZ], St. Petersburg, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Mary COSTELLO, Chicago; Mrs. Monier WHITE, Kewanna, and Mrs. Eva CULP, Buchanan, Mich.; twenty grandchildren; three brothers, William and Joe [SCHEETZ], both of Lafayette, Father Leo SCHEETZ, Frankfort, and three sisteers, Mrs. Genevieve BONNER, Lafayette, Sister Mary GENEVIEVE, Gallop, N.M., and Sister MARY of the Rosary, Milwaukee.

Albert J. Blakely
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Albert J. "Bert" BLAKELY, 63, former Rochester resident who died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at South Bend Memorial hospital.
The Rev. George NULPH of the Emmanuel Baptist church of Plymouth will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Blakely had been a patient at the South Bend hospital for a week, although in failing health for six months. He had resided near Bristol since moving from Rochester to become a toll collector on the Northern Indiana toll road, Elkhart interchange.
He was born Aug. 10, 1897, near Chicago. His marriage was in Chicago March 6, 1925, to Dessie Gertrude JEFFERIES, who died March 13, 1959. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Masonic Lodge, Shrine and Scottish Rite.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Kathleen MERIL, Chicago, Miss Eileen BLAKELY, New York City, and Mrs. George REAM, San Diego, Cal.

Leon W. Cultice
Final rites are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Leon W. CULTICE, 61, Crystal River, Fla., a former Culver resident who died at the Bay Pines Veterans hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., Saturday.
Mr. Cultice was born in 1899 in Youngstown, O., to Edward and Emma SKINNER CULTICE. He was married to Ellen REEVES, who survives.
Mr. Cultice was a retired engineer for the Buda company, a member of the Triue Masonic Lodge of St. Paul, Minn., and a veteran of World War II.
Surviving along with the widow are five brothers, Emmett, Gordon and Cecil [CULTICE], all of Culver, Gail [CULTICE], Crystal River, Fla.; and William [CULTICE], Waukesha, Wis.

Tuesday, November 22, 1960

Leon W. Cultice
Funeral services will be conducted at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Friday for Leon W. CULTICE, 61, Crystal River, Fla., former Culver resident, who died Saturday at a St. Petersburg hospital.
The Rev. Arthur SCHENCK of the Argos Methodist church will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Union Brethren cemetery southwest of Plymouth. Graveside services will be conducted by the Argos Masonic lodge. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Wednesday, November 23, 1960

Clair W. Pontious
Funeral services will be conducgted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Emmanuel church southeast of Akron for Clair W. PONTIOUS, 59, R.R. 2, macy, a Gilead resident for the last 24 years. Mr. Pontious died at 10 p.m. Tuesday while working at Gilead high school.
He was born March 16, 1901, in Leiters Ford, the son of Edward and Dora WAGNER PONTIOUS. On Dec. 22, 1923, he was married here to Bernice WINES, who survives.
A retired farmer who moved to Gilead from west of Rochester, he had been the Gilead high school janitor for the last four years. He was a member of the Emmanuel Evangelic church, The Gilead Masonic lodge and the Gilead Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving besides the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) WOOD, Chicago, and Mrs. Donald (Sue) ROBERTSON, R.R. 1, Macy; a son, William [PONTIOUS], R.R. 1, Roann; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer KESTER, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Annabelle NUNNERY, Lake City, Ark.; and three brothers, Lester [PONTIOUS], Sterling, Ill., Richard [PONTIOUS], Bay City, Mich., and Harry [PONTIOUS], R.R. 4, Rochester.
The Rev. James NUTT will have charge of the funeral, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron after 7 p.m. today till 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Clara E. Masterman and
Charlie Martin
Two persons died from injuries suffered in a head-on automobile crash five miles north of Argos on U.S. 31 Tuesday evening. An Argos woman was killed instantly, and Charlie MARTIN, 33, Crestview, Fla., died this morning in Plymouth's hospital.
Mrs. Clara Ellen MASTERMAN, 45, wife of Elmer R. MASTERMAN, 51, owner of the Argos motel, died instantly of a broken neck at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday. A 1960 Buick being driven north on U.S. 31 by Masterman was hit head-on by a 1950 or 1951 Ford being driven south by Martin. The ford was bearing Alabama license plates.
According to signed statements from witnesses obtained by the Marshall county sheriff's department, the Martin car was attempting to pass a semi-tractor in a double yellow lined area on a curve when it hit the Masterman vehicle. Witnesses said both vehicles were going approximately 60 miles an hour at the time of the crash.
Mrs. Masterman, a passenger in her husband's car, died instantly. Martin died of injuries about 10 a.m. today at Plymouth's Parkview hospital, where Masterman is reported in fair condition with a broken ankle, a broken jaw and other injuries.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Argos Methodist church at 2 p.m. Saturday for Mrs. Masterman. The Revs. J. Edward BOASE, South Bend, and Arthur SCHENCK, Argos, will have charge and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
Mrs. Master5man was born June 13, 1915, at Donaldson, the daughter of Stephen and Stella WOODSMALL CULP. On Sept. 29, 1932, at Valparaiso, she was married to Elmer R. MASTERMAN, who survives. The Mastermans moved to Argos in 1944 from Walkerton.
Mrs. Masterman was a member of the Argos Methodist church and its WSCS, the Argos Izaak Walton League auxiliary and the Walnut Ruralettes home economics club.
Surviving besides the widower are four daughters, Mrs. Herman (Connie) TABER, Plymouth; Mrs. Raymond (Roxie) COLE, Argos; Barbara and Nancy [MASTERMAN], both at home; three grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Stella CULP, Plymouth;; six sisters, Mrs. Daisy CARLBERG, Donaldson; Mrs. Ada PIKE, Plymouth; Mrs. Elnora O'BRIEN, South Bend; Mrs. June HAUBER, Gary; Mrs. Anne MALCOLM, Hammond, and Mrs. Avis SEVERS, LaPorte; and four brothers, Hamlet CULP, Dowagiac, Mich.; George CULP, Sepueveda, Cal.; Donald CULP, Wheeling, W. Va., and Robert CULP, Gary.
The Grossman funeral home of Argos is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call there after noon Thursday until Saturday and at the church from noon until 2 p.m.
Funeral services for the driver of the other car, Martin, are pending.

Della Miltner
Mrs. Clyde AULT, Mrs. Pearl HORN and Mrs. Lillian BARGER received word late Tuesday of the death of their sister, Mrs. Arthur (Della C.) MILTNER, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Mrs. Miltner is the former Della C. MILLER, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gideon MILLER of the Green Oak community.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller AULT, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde AULT, Mrs. BARGER and Misses Zana and Margaret AULT left this morning for Daytone Beach. Funeral arrangements incomplete.

Friday, November 25, 1960

Randy Overlander
Randy OVERLANDER, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond OVERLANDER of Ft. Wayne, died this morning in Woodlawn hospital of injuries sustained in a tractor accident Thursday afternoon.
The mishap occurred on the farm of his grandfather, Walter TOWNSEND, R.R. 1, Macy, where the child was visiting. He accidently fell and the wheel of a farm wagon being pulled by a tractor passed over his body. The tractor was operated by Gene VEDDER, Rochester.
The Overlanders formerly resided at Silver Lake. The Sheetz funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.

Anna Michner
Funeral services will be conducted at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Sunday for Mrs. Anna MICHNER, 83, Argos native, who died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 2:30 a.m. today after an illness of five years.
She was born Sept. 18, 1877, to James and Mary BUSBY. She spent her entire life in the Argos community. She married John MICHNER in 1910. He preceded her in death in 1945.
Mrs. Michner was a member of the Argos Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Annabell BEERY and mrs. Iris HUNJO, both of South Bend, and several cousins.
The Rev. Arthur A. SCHENCK of the Argos Methodist church will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ralphine Charles
Services will be conducted at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here at 2 p.m. Saturday for Ralphine CHARLES, 93, who died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John LOGUE, Fox Lake, Ill.
Mrs. Charles spent most of her life in Canada. Her husband, Henry CHARLES, preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hazel McDONALD, Winnepeg, Canada, and Mrs. John LOGUE, Fox Lake; three sons, Edgar and Walter [CHARLES], of Winnepeg, and Herbert [CHARLES], of Detroit, Mich.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Wilbert (Hilda) YOUNG of Rochester preceded her in death in 1944. Mrs. Wayne HITTLE, Rochester, is a granddaughter.
The Rev. Adie CLARK of the Pentecostal church of Chicago, Ill., will officiate at the services, and burial will be made at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Harvey P. Martin
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Harvey P. MARTIN, 68, Fulton, who died at 3 a.m. Thursday following a short illness.
Born in Fulton on May 23, 1892, he was the son of Frank A. and Mary E. ZABST MARTIN and had resided in Fulton his entire life. His marriage was Dec. 27, 1922, to Murdina O'HARE, who survives. Mr. Martin was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are a son, Frank [MARTIN], Lima, O.; a daughter, Mrs. Elda (Margaret) HEATH, Flora, and five grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 26, 1960

Randy R. Overlander
Funeral services will be conducted in the Akron Methodist church at 2 p.m. Sunday for Randy R. OVERLANDER, 5, Fort Wayne, who died in Woodlawn hospital at 9 a.m., Friday.
Death came from internal injuries sustained when he was run over by the wheel of a farm wagon on his grandfather's farm Thursday afternoon.
The five-year-old boy apparently fell beneath the wheels of a farm wagon being pulled by a tractor driven by Gene VEDDER of Rochester. The boy had been visiting his grandfather, Walter TOWNSEND, R.R. 1, Macy.
The Overlanders formerly lived in the Silver Lake community before moving to Fort Wayne. The boy was born Jan. 27, 1955, in Rochester, to Raymond and Donna TOWNSEND OVERLANDER.
Surviving are the parents; two sisters, Diane and Julia [OVERLANDER], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter TOWNSEND, R.R. 1, Macy; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed OVERLANDER, Akron; great-grandmother, Mrs. Albert WHEADON, Rochester; gread-grandfather, Reuben KAMP, R.R. 2, Akron.
The Rev. Jack PAVEY of South Whitley and the Rev. Maurice KESSLER will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Sunday.

Monday, November 28, 1960

Thomas E. Graffis
Funeral services will be conducted at the Kewanna Church of Christ at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for Thomas Errett GRAFFIS, 74, Kewanna, who died at his home at 4:15 o'clock this morning.
Mr. Graffis was born June 6, 1881, near Star City to George and Emma FRAIN GRAFFIS. His first marriage was to Pearl MOYER at Star City in 1909. She died in 1940. His second marriage, in 1948, was to Elizabeth LOUGH, who survives.
Mr. Graffis was a retired farmer and a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ. He was one of the incorporators of the Fulton county REMC, serving on the board of directors for several years. Surviving are the widow; one son, Fred GRAFFIS, R.R. 3, Kewanna; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Carl YOUNT will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Final arrangements are in charge of the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Della M. Miltner
Funeral services were conducted Friday in Daytona Beach, Fla., for Mrs. Della M. MILTNER of Daytona Beach, who died Tuesday at a nursing home in Orange City, Fla.
Mrs. Miltner was born in Rochester and was a graduate of Rochester high school, Rochester Normal college and the Michigan State university. Mrs. Miltner had taught school in Fulton county and at Indiana Business college. She also owned and operated a business school at Anderson for 14 years.
She was a member of the Park Lake Presbyterian church at Orlando, Fla., and the Michigan State Alumni association.
Surviving are the widower, Arthur [MILTNER]; one brother, George MILLER of California, and three sisters, Mrs. Clyde AULT, Mrs. Pearl HORN and Mrs. Lillian BARGER, all of Rochester.
Dr. Joed HOLLIS officiated at the services, and burial was made in Memorial cemetery at Daytone Beach.

Tuesday, November 29, 1960

Carrie Law
Mrs. Carrie LAW, 91, Argos, died at 7 o'clock this morning in Parkview hospital in Plymouth where she had been a patient for five weeks. Mrs. Law resided at the home of her son, Kenneth LAW, who is the operator of the Cozy theatre in Artos.
She was born Nov. 13, 1860, in Greenfield, Ill., to James Vincent and Martha POINTER LAW. She had lived in Argos since 1945, moving there from Fairmount.
She was married to Joseph LAW Dec. 18, 1905, at Owaneco, Ill. Mr. Law preceded her in death in 1931. Mrs. Law was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth LAW, Argos; two grandchildren, Katherine Joan [LAW], Argos, and Kenneth [LAW], Jr., of Fort Wayne, and one great-grandson. Mrs. Law was the last of six children.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after noon Wednesday. Final arrangements still are incomplete.

Wednesday, November 30, 1960

Margaret Mullican
Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Ditmire and Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Mrs. Margaret MULLICAN, 94, Macy, who died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Jones nursing home at Fowlerton, Ind.
The Rev. Ronald HARSHMAN will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends mahy call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Death came to Mrs. Mullican who had resided at Macy for 50 years, after a five-year illness. She was born May 16, 1906, in macy to Frederick and Lucinda MOHLER SLISHER. She was a member of the Church of Bod.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bessie MULLICAN, Gas City; four grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. One son, William [MULLICAN] preceded her in death.

Thursday, December 1, 1960

Gayle G. Hamilton
An Illinois youth became the seventh traffic fatality and the 20th accidental death victim in Fulton county in 1960 when he suffered fatal injuries in a head-on crash with a truck at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night. The accident occurred seven miles south of Rochester on U.S. 31.
Gayle Gene HAMILTON, 19, Aurora, Ill., a former resident of Peru, died at Woodlawn hospital at 2 a.m. this morning from injuries suffered in the crash. Injuries sustained by Hamilton in the crash were shock, hemorrhage of both lungs, a dislocated right hip, fractured right kneecap and numerous cuts, bruises and lacerations of his entire body.
According to investigating officers reports, Hamilton was enroute south on U.S. 31 at the time of the accident. He apparently went to sleep at the wheel of his vehicle and went across the center line into the path of a 1956 International truck driven by Henry Louis SCOTT, 21, Bloomington, enroute north.
Scott stated that Hamilton's car lights were bright and he noticed that the vehicle was swaying into the path of his truck. Scott made an attempt to avoid collision with Hamilton by turning his rig sharply to the left, but it was fruitless. Hamilton was thrown from his vehicle onto the highway by the force of the impact.
Scott suffered a sprained back, lacerations to the head and possible chest injuries. Both of the drivers were taken to Woodlawn hospital by ambulance. Scott was reported in good condition there this morning.
Scott suffered his injuries when the load of limestone which he was hauling on his rig shifted forward into the cab of the truck at the time of impact.
State police and sheriff's department officials investigated the accident, and city police helped control traffic at the scene.
The youth was born Oct. 23, 1941, in Carter county, Kentucky, to Sherman and Sarah BACK HAMILTON. Hamilton was employed as a welder in Aurora and apparently was enroute to his parents' home in Peru when the fatal crash occurred.
Surviving, besides the parents and two brothers, Sherman HAMILTON, Jr., Pasadena, Ind., and Luke HAMILTON, Graceland, Ky., and one sister, Mrs. Henry ADAMS, Olivehill, Ky.
Services will be conducted in the First Christian church at Flatfork, Ky., at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Clyde STAMPER officiating. Burial will be made in the Flatfort cemetery.
Friends may call at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru after noon and until 9 p.m. Friday, at which time the body will be taken to the Henderson funeral home in Olivehill.

Friday, December 2, 1960

Henry J. Cassidy
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Tiny Grove church in Williamsburg, Ky., for Henry J. CASSIDY, 87, Williamsburg, who died at his home Thursday morning. Mr. Cassidy is a former resident of Rochester.
Mr. Cassidy was born Feb. 20, 1873, in Williamsburg and lived in the Rochester area until 15 years ago. He was married in 1899 to Sarah JONES. She preceded him in death.
Surviving are four sons, William CASSIDY, R.R. 4, Rochester; Kit CASSIDY, Ligonier; Ancil CASSIDY, Cleveland, and Frank CASSIDY, Williamsburg; also twelve grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Williamsburg cemetery. Friends may call at the Williamsburg funeral home.

Saturday, December 3, 1960

J. Victor Miller
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home here for Jesse Victor MILLER, 69, 1510 Audubon street, who died at 6:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been admitted Friday evening. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Nona G. Keesey
Mrs. Nona Glen KEESEY, 73, R.R. 1, Akron, died at Woodlawn hospital at 6:55 o'clock this morning. She was a life-long resident of the Akron community and had been seriously ill for two weeks.
She was born June 14, 1887, near Athens to Francis and Jone PETTIT VanLUE. She married Odie M. KEESEY May 26, 1906, in Rochester. The husband survives.
Mrs. Keesey was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church and the Omega Community club.
Surviving along with the husband are nine daughters, Mrs. Orville (Doris) ELLIS, Akron; Mrs. Earl (Mable) BABER, Denver; Mrs Otis (Helen) PUTTERBAUGH, Peru; Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) MILLER, Columbia City; Mrs. John (Kathryn) HATCH, Rochester; Mrs. Norman (Ruby) CUMBERLAND, Rochester; Mrs. Joe (Patricia) STANSBURY, Danville, Ill.; Mrs. William A. (Sue) SMITH, Rochester; Mrs. William (Janet) ANDERSON, Rochester; three sons, Ray [KEESEY], Cedfar Lake, Ind.; Fred [KEESEY], Akron; and Robert [KEESEY], Rochester; twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Elzie QUICK, Vandella, Mich.; Mrs. Orville SMITH, South Bend; Mrs. Verlin WILLIAMS, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Arnold RONNEBERG, Los Angeles, Cal; four brothers, Harry VanLUE, Clerksville, Mo.; John VanLUE, Erneric VanLUE and William VanLUE, all of Niles. One sister preceded in death.
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Akron Church of God. The Revs. Harold CONRAD and D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate at the services. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 10 a.m. Sunday until noon Monday and at the church from 12:30 p.m. until time of services.

Monday, December 5, 1960

J. Victor Miller
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Foster & good funeral home here for Jesse Victor MILLER, 69, 1510 Audubon avenue, who died Saturday at 6:15 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted Friday night.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiated at the funeral rites and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The American Legion conducted graveside services.
Mr. Miller was born in Fulton county on Feb. 10, 1891, and had been employed in local factories and for many years by the former Ball Ice company. He was retired. His marriage was to Mabel RICHARDSON in Rochester, Sept. 5, 1945. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion.
Surviving are the wife, at home; a son, James Leroy MILLER, Rochester, and an uncle, William BALL, Rochester.

Isobel Kimmel
Mrs. Benjamin F. (Isobel) KIMMEL, 40, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at her home at 10:30 a.m. this morning after an illness of several months. Final rites are incomplete at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Mae Bishop
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Mae BROWN BISHOP, 72, who died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient for six years. Mrs. Bishop was a resident of Plymouth.
She was born Dec. 3, 1888, at Burket, the daughter of James and Sarah McSHERRY BROWN. Her first marriage was to Ellsworth BRODBELT and her second, on Oct. 18, 1918, at Plymouth, was to Charles BISHOP. Mr. Bishop died in 1931.
Mrs. Bishop, who lived most of her life at Hibbard, was a member of the Re-organized Church of Latter Day Saints.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Minnie) CLEMANS, Gardenia, Cal.; Mrs. Vernon (Wilma) DICKSON, Griffith; Mrs. Earl (Iris) CUDNEY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Melvin (Norma) SWANGO, Rochester; four sons, Glen BRODBELT, Plymouth; Wayne BISHOP, Burr Oak; Russell BISHOP, Logansport, and Louie BISHOP, Plymouth; nineteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and a brother, Clarence BROWN, Mentone. Three sisters preceded her in death.
Elder Forrest MYERS, South Bend, of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints will have charge of the funeral, and burial will be in McElrath cemetery near Hibbard. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Clifford L. Nye, Jr.
Clifford L. NYE, Jr., 43, Akron, died at his home this morning at 3 o'clock. He had been ill for the past 15 months with a heart condition.
Born June 6, 1917, in Akron, he was the son of Clifford and Ruth LONG NYE and had spent his life in that community. He was married July 3, 1937, in Akron to Ruth SLAYBAUGH, who survives.
Mr. Nye, a painter by occupation, was a member of the Moose lodge at North Manchester.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. William (Sue Ellen) GAGNON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; his mother, Mrs. Ruth NYE, Akron; two brothers, Paul [NYE], Piedmont, S.C., and Robert NYE, Akron, and his father, Clifford NYE, Sr., Detroit.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD and the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday noon until the hour of the service.

Tuesday, December 6, 1960

Isobel Kimmel
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. CST Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Isobel KIMMEL, 49, who died at her home on R.R. 1, Tippecanoe Monday morning.
Mrs. Kimmel was born April 21, 1911, in Fredonia, Ky., to Joseph and Ida MORSE STONE. She was married to Benjamin F. KIMMEL Nov. 12, 1943, at East Hampton, N.Y. The husband survives.
She was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church.
Surviving along with the husband are one daughter, Linda Ann [KIMMEL], at home; one brother, Howard J. STONE, Hopkinsville, Ky., two sisters, Mrs. Albert McCHENEY and Mrs. Thelma HAWKINS, both of Allen Park, Mich.
The Revs. Donald DUGAN, Tippecanoe, and Clyde JOSEPH, Plymouth, will officiate at the services. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ida E. Guise
Mrs. Ida E. GUISE, 89, died at the home of her son, Arthur GUISE, in Hammond at 2:30 a.m. today. Mrs. Guise made her home with her daughter, Mrs. George WILHELM, Argos. She had been in ill health for nine weeks.
She was born Sept. 11, 1871, in Pulaski county to Henry and Rebecca BAUGHMAN DECKER. She lived in Fulton county for several years. She was married in 1891 to Frank GUISE, who preceded in death in 1938.
Mrs. Guise was a member of the Zion Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George (Edith) WILHELM, Argos, and Mrs.John (Hazel) LOCKRIDGE, Knox; one son, Arthur [GUISE], Hammond; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, and two brothers, Charles DECKER, Red Wing, Minn., and Howard DECKER, Spokane, Wash. One son preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Goldie F. House
Mrs. Walter [Goldie F.) HOUSE, former resident, died Monday at her home in San Diego, Cal., it was learned here this morning. Last rites will be in charge of the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home but as yet are incomplete.
Mrs. House had resided in California with her daughter, Mrs. Elsie MILLER, and her son, Edgar [HOUSE], for the past two years. She and her husband, the late Walter HOUSE, operated the We-Like-It trailer court at Lake Manitou for many years.

Sylvia A. Tullis
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. CST Thursday at the Silver Bethel church north of Akron for Mrs. Sylvia A. TULLIS, 96, Akron, who died at the Brynson hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., Monday. She had been seriously ill for four days.
Mrs. Tullis was spending the winter in Whitehall, Mich., with her daughter Mrs. Wheeler (Esta) JOHNSON.
She was born Aug. 25, 1864, in Wapakoneta, O., to Peter and Mary WHETSTONE DECKER. She came to Indiana at the age of four. She was married to Oscar TULLIS, who died in 1932.
Mrs. Tullis was a member of the Brethren church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Russell (Hazel) RADER, Three Rivers, Mich.; Mrs. Ira (Snowe) HELSER, R.R. 1, Claypool; Mrs. Wheeler (Esta) JOHNSON, Whitehall, Mich.; three sons, Glen and Closta "Short" [TULLIS], both of Akron, and Percy [TULLIS], of Longwood, Fla.; nineteen grandchildren; fifty-four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death.
The Rev. John JONES, Leesburg, and Victor YEAGER will officate at the services. Burial will be in Franklin cemetery at Silver Lake, Ind.
Friends may call at the Sheeta funeral home in Akron after 3 p.m. Wednesday and until noon Thursday and at the church until the hour of services.

Charles Cassingham
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at Walton for Charles CASSINGHAM, 69, who died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital here. Burial was in the Galveston cemetery.
Mr. Cassingham, a former resident of near Bunker Hill, was born Nov. 24, 1891, the son of James and Catherine WOLF CASSINGHAM. He was a member of the Miami Mission church.
Surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. Wilma McGLOTHIN, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Emma COOK, Bunker Hill; mrs. Ira HERRELL, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Sadie ESHELMAN, Walton, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were four sisters and one brother.

Wednesday, December 7, 1960

Homer Cain
Homer CAIN, 72, 117 Ohio street, died this morning at 2 o'clock at Fort Wayne Veterans hospital. Final arrangements, still incomplete, will be at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Ida E. Guise
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zion Methodist church, southwest of Leiters Ford, for Mrs. Ida E. GUISE, 89, who died at the home of a son in Hammond early Tuesday.
The Rev. Leonard SMITH will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today in the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church an hour before the service.
Frederick B. Packer
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Frederick B. PACKER, 78, 517 1/2 Jefferson street, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 9:30 o'clock this morning. He was admitted to the hospital Friday and had been in ill health for the past one and one-half years.
Mr. Packer was born may 17, 1882, in Fulton county. he had resided in Rochester since coming from Binghamton, N.Y., two years ago. He was married to Elizabeth YOUNG who preceded in death in 1915. He was the son of Aaron and Nissa BARNHART PACKER.
He was a retired employee of the Endicott and Johnson Shoe company and a life member of the Manitou Moose lodge 1107.
Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Henry (Reathel) JENSEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Kathrine YOUNG, Medway, O., three nephews, Arthur REAM, Massilon, O., George REAM, Tracy, Cal., and Virgil PACKER, Pasadena, Cal., and one cousin, Mrs. Gertrude MOORE, Culver.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER of the Rochester Church of God will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Edward Staldine
Edward STALDINE, 69, Talma, died at his home at 1:30 o'clock this morning. He had been seriously ill the past two days.
Mr. Staldine was born Oct. 25, 1891, in Smith county, Kansas, to F. L. and Dora STALDINE. He was married Feb. 26, 1916, in Smith county, Kansas, to Anna VANDERIET, who survives.
Mr. Staldine was a retired real estate dealer, a member of the Talma Methodist church and the Masonic lodge.
Surviving, along with the widow, are one son, Leonard [STALDINE], South Bend; and one daughter, Mrs. Frederick (Joyce) MORGAN, R.R. 5, Rochester.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Reed funeral home in Mentone.

Goldie F. House
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Goldie F. HOUSE, 72, former Rochester resident who died Monday in San Diego, Cal. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after Thursday noon.
The widow of Walter HOUSE, Mrs. House had resided in San Diego at the home of her daughter for the past three years. She had been in ill health for several months.
Born Jan. 13, 1888, near Kewanna, she was the daughter of Clinton and Ida GUISE MILLER. She was married in Rochester in 1907 to Walter HOUSE, who died in 1954. Mr. House was superintendent of the Public Service Company's utility plant here for many years. He and his wife also operated the We-Like-It trailer court at Lake Manitou, which Mrs. House continued to run after his death until she moved to California.
She was a member of the Rochester Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Elsie MILLER, and one son, Edgar [HOUSE], both of San Diego; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel GEIER, Rochester, and Mrs. Edna HENDERSON, Fletcher's Lake; two brothers, Roscoe MILLER, Westfield. One daughter, Mrs. Helen OUTCELT, preceded her in death in 1954.

Thursday, December 8, 1960

Homer Cain
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Homer CAIN, 72, 117 North Ohio street, who died at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Wayne veterans hospital where he had been a patient for one month. He had been seriously ill for several months.
Mr. Cain had lived in Rochester since 1946, coming here from Indianapolis. He was born Jan. 10, 1889, at DuPont, Ind., to John and Eliza JONES CAIN. He married Eva BELL in 1926. Mrs. Cain preceded in death in 1933.
He was a member of the Rochester First Christian church and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are two brothers, Andrew CAIN, Ashley, Ind, and Lafe CAIN, Indianapolis, and two foster-sisters, Mrs. Harry PLOEG, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Glen BERRY, Rochester.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD of the First Christian church will officiate at the services assisted by the American Legion. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.

Olive Bailey
Miss Olive BAILEY, 84, died this morning at the Dayton, O., Veterans hospital. She was a nurse in World War I.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Effie THRUSH and Mrs. George FELDER, both of Rochester.
Final arrangements are still incomplete at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.

Oliver O. Snider
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Oliver O. SNIDER, 80, 304 Race street, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Snider had lived in Rochester for the past four years, coming here from a residence four and one-half miles northwest of Akron.
He was born Feb. 26, 1880, in Allen county to Solomon and Emily BODEN SNIDER. he married Mary DEWALD in 1903. The widow survives.
Mr. Snider was a retired farmer, a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the Deedsville E.U.B. church.
Surviving along with the widow are one son, Owen [SNIDER], South Bend; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah MERLEY, Rochester; Mrs. Mary MILLER, Logansport; and Mrs. Elizabeth KOTTERMAN, Deedsville, and several nieces and nephews. One son preceded him in death.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until the hour of services.

Friday, December 9, 1960

Olive Bailey
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Miss Olive BAILEY, 86, who died at the Veterans Home in Dayton, O., Thursday morning, where she had resided for 20 years.
Miss Bailey was born Aug. 8, 1874, in Miami county to Dwelly J. and Ann SMITH BAILEY. She was a member of the Rochester First Christian church.
Miss Bailey was a retired nurse and served in World War I.
Surviving are seven sisters, Mrs. Vesta HENDRICKSON, Ocala, Fla.; Mrs. Ivah WALTERS, Kewanna; Mrs. Bertha MEYER, Marion; Mrs. Rhoda JONES, Argos; Mrs. Ella FELDER and Mrs. Effie THRUSH, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Daisy ULCH, Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD of the First Christian church will officiate at the services, and burial will be in Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Wilma Jean Davis
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna for Wilma Jean DAVIS, five-month-old daughter of Charles William and Jean Elizabeth ROBBINS DAVIS of Kewanna. The child's mother found her dead in her crib about 6:40 a.m. today.
Fulton county coroner, Dr. Howard ROWE, who investigated, said an autopsy was being performed to determine the cause of death, which was suspected as pneumonia. Dr. Rowe said the baby had suffered a cold since Tuesday. He said she had been dead since about midnight.
The Davis family lives south of the Kewanna school. The parents have one other child, a 16-month-old son. Wilma Jean was born prematurely July 17, 1960.
Surviving besides the parents and the brother are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy DAVIS, Kewanna; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. ROBBINS; three great-grandmothers, and a great-grandfather.
The Rev. Eugene BOSARD will conduct the final rites, and burial will be in the Shaffer cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Saturday.

Mettie E. Sherrill
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth for Mrs. Mettie E. SHERRILL, 72, Plymouth, who died at Plymouth's Parkview hospital at noon Thursday after an illness of three years.
Mrs. Sherrill was born Jan. 16, 1888, in Nebraska to John and Nancy SELLS GREER. She had resided in Plymouth for the past 38 years and was formerly of Rochester.
She was married June 19, 1907, to Frank SHERRILL, who preceded her in death in 1945. She was a member of the First English Evangelical Lutheran church of Mishawaka.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lorene START, Plymouth; Mrs. Jane SCHALL, Niles, Mich.; and Mrs. Helen WATTS, Mishawaka; two sons, John SHERRILL, Plymouth, and Harold SHERRILL, South Bend; two brothers, Ralph GREER, Goshen, and Alfred GREER, Kokomo; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Allen E. TROUT of Mishawaka will officiate at the services, and burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Martha M. Shoemaker
Services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Martha May SHOEMAKER, 46, who died at her home on R.R. 5, Logansport at `:30 p.m. Thursday after an illness of five years.
Mrs. Shoemaker was born Aug. 19, 1914, in Logansport to Edgar and May GUTHRIE THOMPSON. She had lived at her present address for the past five years. She was married in 1950 in Lucerne to Alva SHOEMAKER, who survives.
Surviving along with the husband are two sons, Jessie Sam LOWE, Rock Island, Ill., and David HOWELL, California; three sisters, Mrs. Esther LESLEY, Florida; Mrs. Phillis LIDDINGTON, and Mrs. Julia FETTIG of Logansport; and two brothers, Robert THOMPSON, Logansport, and Daniel THOMPSON of Wisconsin.
The Rev. Walter MORRIS will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 10, 1960

Glen W. Bryant
Glen W. BRYANT, 70, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Friday at 7 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient 12 days. His death came after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Bryant resided a mile east of Rochester on Ind. 25.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.
Born March 1, 1890, at Athens, Mr. Bryant was the son of Thomas and Jane SHELLEY BRYANT. He was married in 1928 at Rochester to Lulu Edna SNYDER.
A retired sheet-metal shop owner, he had spent his entire life in this community and was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving are the wife, at home; two sons, Harold [BRYANT], Minneapolis, and Glen [BRYANT], Jr., Portland, Ind.; two brothers, Oliver [BRYANT], Fulton, and Ralph [BRYANT], Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Edith HAGAN, Mrs. Stella Van DIEN and Mrs. Marie FOSTER, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Esther STEELE, Mishawaka, and five grandchildren.

Wilbur Morrett
Wilbur MORRETT, 63, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 6:30 a.m. today at his home after a two-year illness. He had been seriously ill 2 1/2 months.
Born March 4, 1897, in Disko, he was the son of Clarence and Orpha HART MORRETT. He had spent his life in the Akron community and was married Nov. 15, 1919, at Wabash to Thelma LUKENS, who survives.
Mr. Morrett had been employed at Sonoco Products plant in Akron before his final illness. He was a member of the Akron Church of God and an honorary member of the WCTU.
Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Asa (Marjorie) HINES, North Manchester, and Mrs. Robert (Mildred) HOFFMAN, Claypool; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Tola MILLER and Mrs. Laura CRAIG, both of Akron, and Miss Anna MORRETT, Logansport, and one brother, Carl [MORRETT], Toledo, O.
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today and at the church an hour prior to the rites.

Monday, December 12, 1960

Susie J. Teter
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Susie [J.) TETER, 87, who died at 2:55 p.m. Sunday at the Alexandrian nursing home in South Bend after an illness of six weeks.
For the past 10 years Mrs. Teter had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Esther SINGER, in South Bend. Prior to this time she had lived in the Akron community.
She was born Oct. 13, 1873, in Miami county to John and Hannah SHAFFER LONG. She was married Dec. 24, 1893, in Fulton county to [J.] Frank TETER, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Esther SINGER, South Bend; three sons, Cluster [TETER], South Bend; Roy and Howard [TETER], both of Dayton, O.; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Anson Berkheiser
Word has been received here that Anson BERKHEISER, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herschel BERKHEISER, Palo Alto, Cal., and nephew of Myron BERKHEISER, R.R. 2, Rochester, was killed in a car accident at Long Beach, Cal., Friday. He was a member of the U. S. Navy. Funeral services are pending at Palo Alto.

Harry C. Shapley
Harry C. SHAPLEY, 55, former resident of Rochester, died in Ft. Wayne Saturday of a coronary occlusion.
During his residence here from 1935 to 1942, Mr. Shapley was manager of the Armour creameries and was active in the Masonic Lodge and Methodist church. For the past several years he had been sales manager for the Pure Sealed Dairy at Fort Wayne.
He is survived by his wife, Grace [SHAPLEY]; a son, Robert [SHAPLEY], who is a teacher in Media, Pa.; a sister, and his mother. Mrs. Shapley is a sister of Stanley SAMUELSON of this city.
Services will be held at the McComb Funeral Home, 1140 Lake avenue, Fort Wayne at 2 p.m. Monday and at the Segur funeral home in Watseka, Ill., at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the Segur home Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Dr. Harold Shonk
Word was received today of the death of Dr. Harold SHONK, 40, who died Sunday evening at his home in Noblesville of a heart ailment. He had been seriously ill since Saturday. He was born in Fulton county near Rochester. He was the son of Ralph C. SHONK, Rochester, and the late Marie WILSON SHONK. Final arrangements are pending at a Noblesville funeral home.

Tuesday, December 13, 1960

Howard C. Barts
Howard C. BARTS, 62, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient one day. He had been in failing health the past six years with a coronary ailment.
Mr. Barts had operated the Rochester Fertilizer and Feed company north of the city on U.S. 31 for 41 years. In recent years his son, Joe [BARTS], has operated the business.
Mr. Barts was born July 20, 1898, near Plymouth, to Joseph and Ella MANUAL BARTS. He had lived here for 41 years, coming from Plymouth. He was married Nov. 8, 1918, at Plymouth, to Maude STULL, who survives.
Mr. Barts was a member of the Grace Methodist church and the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge No. 47.
Surviving, along with the widow, are two daughters, Mrs. James (June) VRANA, R.R. 1, Rochester; and Mrs. Tom (Alice) SROUFE, R.R. 1, Macy; one son, Joe BARTS, R.R. 5, Rochester; six grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph [BARTS], R.R. 2, Rochester, and Paul [BARTS], Frankfort; and several nieces and nephews. One son, Keith [BARTS], preceded him in death in 1959. One sister, one brother and both parents also precded in death.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here after 9 a.m. Wednesday and until noon Thursday and at the church from 1 p.m.until 2 p.m. Thursday.

Dr. Harold Shonk
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Evans, Godby and Trout funeral home at Noblesville for Dr. Harold W. SHONK, 41, Noblesville, who died at midnight Sunday at Riverview hospital in Noblesville of a heart attack.
Dr. Shonk was born Aug. 23, 1919, in Rochester to Robert C. and Marie WILSON SHONK. He was married to Mrs. Fay K. SHONK, who survives.
Dr. Shonk graduated from the Indiana university School of Medicine, and had been a practicing physician at Noblesville since 1949.
He served in World War II in Japan. He was a member of the Christian church, the American Medical Association, Phi Rho Sigma, medical fraternity; the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Elks lodge.
Surviving along with the widow are one son, William SHONK, at home; the father, Ralph SHONK, Rochester; one brother, John SHONK, Lafayette; and two half-sisters, Mrs. June CLAVINDER and Miss Judy SHONK, both of Rochester.
The Rev. Robert PEBLEY will officiate at rites and burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Noblesville. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ensyl B. DeVault
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna for Ensyl B. DeVAULT, 87, Kewanna, who died Monday morning at the Huffman nursing home in Logansport.
He ewas born Feb. 4, 1873, in Frankfort, Ind., to Strauder and Sarah FERRIER DeVAULT. His wife preceded him in death.
Mr. DeVault was a retired attorney and had been a member of the Kewanna Masonic lodge for more than 50 years.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ruth BROWN, Defiance, O.; two sons, Paul J. [DeVAULT], Indianapolis, and Ralph [DeVAULT], Garland, Tex.; and seven grandchildren.
The Rev. Harry TAYLOR will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Emma V. Teel
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Macy Methodist church for Mrs. Emma Verne TEEL, 80, Macy, who died at 4:40 p.m. Monday at the Mowrow nursing home in South Bend. She had been in ill health for the past year.
Mrs. Teel was born July 4, 1880 in Cass county, to William J. and Rachel N. BOOKWALTER. She spent almost her entire lifetime in the Macy community.
Her first marriage was in 1907 to Orange P. ENYART, who died in 1918. Her second marriage was to Theodore TEEL in 1933 in Macy. Mr. Teel died in March of this year.
Mrs. Teel was a member of the Macy Methodist church and taught school in Macy for six years prior to her marriage.
Surviving are four sons, Russell and William ENYART, both of South Bend; Howard ENYART, Clinton, Ind.; and Leroy ENYART, Peru; one sister, Edith WOLFE, South Bend; one brother, John BOOKWALTER, Macy; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. One infant daughter prceded her in death.
Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after noon Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p.m. Thursday until the hour of services.

Madlyn Miller
Mrs. Madlyn WARE MILLER, 67 years of age, former Rochester resident, died Dec. 7 at a rest home in Santa Rosa, Cal. She was born in Meridan, Conn., and is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Arthur J. MENNO of Healdsburg, Cal; a sister, Mrs. Florence FOOTE, 81, Petersburg, Fla., and was the widow of Grant H. MILLER. She had been in ill health for the past three years, living with her daughter at 16510 Redwood Hiway North, Healdsburg, Cal., before going in the the rest home.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the chapel of the Eggen and Lance mortuary in Santa Rosa, Cal.

Wednesday, December 14, 1960

Marie Kampen
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Marie KAMPEN, 51, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday. She had been a patient in Woodlawn since Thursday and in failing health for several years.
Mrs. Kampen was born April 9, 1909, in Memmingen, Bavaria, Germany, to George and Katherina (ROUSCHAL) SCHAUPPEL. She lived in Athens for several years before coming to her residence on the north shore of Lake Manitou. She had lived in the Rochester vicinity since 1931.
She was married Jan. 17, 1931, at Fort Wayne, to Alfred A. KAMPEN, who survives.
Surviving along with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Frieda BUNGE, Wheaton, Ill., and Mrs. Helen NELSON, Bossier, La.; one brother, William SCHAUPPEL, Angsburg, Germany, and one grandson.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD of the First Christian church will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Fairview cemetery near North Manchester, Ind.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Omer Brickel
Omer BRICKEL, a native of Rochester who left here 20 years ago, died today at his home in Alexandria, Ind., at the age of 77. The Strickler funeral home there is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Brickel was a charter member of the Eagles lodge here.
He is survived by his wife and by a sister, Mrs. Fay RUSSELL, Rochester, and a brother, Harry B. BRICKEL, also of Rochester.

Thursday, December 15, 1960

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Friday, December 16, 1960

Gail Brown
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Mrs. Charles (Gail) BROWN, 69, who died at Albuquerque, N.M., Wednesday evening. Mrs. Brown had resided in Albuquerque for the past nine years. She had resided in Fulton and Miami counties before moving to Albuquerque. She had been in failing health for the past 14 years.
Mrs. Brown was born Nov. 19, 1891, in Fulton county to William and Millie CARTER. She was married July 17, 1912, in Miami county to Charles BROWN, who survives.
Surviving are the husband, R.R. 2, Macy; one son, Vernon C. BROWN, Albuquerque; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel SHEETS, Akron; one brother, Estel CARTER, Rochester; five grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.
The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday.

Saturday, December 17, 1960

Peggy Jo Davis
Peggy Jo DAVIS, 15-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. DAVIS, Claypool, died suddenly at 11 p.m. Friday at Warsaw. Mrs. Davis is the former Alberta GLASSLEY, daughter of Mrs. Myrtle GLASSLEY of Rochester. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Surviving are two brothers and a sister, all at home; the parents; the maternal grandmother, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry DAVIS, Hartford Cit.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. CDT Sunday at the Center church north of Silver Lake.

Monday, December 19, 1960

Lue Retta Holloway
Mrs. Lue Retta HOLLOWAY, 90, died at the Miller nursing home here at 1:45 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Holloway had resided in the Rochester and Mentone area her entire lifetime.
She was born April 27, 1870, in Rochester, to Samuel and Elizabeth McINTYRE WHITE. She married Henry HOLLOWAY in June of 1887. Mr. Holloway preceded her in death in 1937. She was a member of the Burket E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don FULTZ, Nappanee, and Mrs. William THOMPSON, Rochester; five sons, Glenn [HOLLOWAY], Mentone; Mace and Hobart [HOLLOWAY], Burket; Elmer [HOLLOWAY], Warsaw; and Charles [HOLLOWAY], Mesa, Ariz; thirty-six grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren; twenty-five great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. CDT Tuesday at the Johns funeral home in Mentone. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery south of Mentone.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 20, 1960

C. L. Downs
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Evangelical United Brethren church, Mishawaka, for C. L. "Jake" DOWNS, 67, Mishawaka, who died unexpectedly at his home Sunday evening. He was a former resident of Rochester.
Mr. Downs was born in Otterbein, Ind. He was married to Alice McCAY, Oct. 8, 1914, at Rochester. Mrs. Downs died in 1953. His second marriage was to Georgian JEWELL in Mishawaka.
Surviving along with the widow are one son, Hugh Robert DOWNS, Mishawaka; one daughter, Mrs. Darrell K. MOORE, Jr., Mishawaka; two step-daughters, Mrs. George PARTRIDGE, Granger and Mrs. Omer DeMAEGD, South Bend; one step-son, Roy JEWELL, Mishawaka; one brother, Thomas DOWNS, Hobart; three sisters, Mrs. Lewis WATKINS, Lafayette, Mrs. Dora FLACK, Battle Ground, and Mrs. Leonard PUENT, Valparaiso; thirteen grandchildren , and one great-grandchild.
The Rev. C. WILSON will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in Fairview cemetery in Mishawaka. Friends may call at the Bubb chapel, Mishawaka, until 11 a.m. Wdnesday, and at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of services Wednesday.

Emma Richardson
Emma RICHARDSON, 82, a former Fulton resident, died at 1:45 a.m. this morning at the home of her son, George HOOVER, in Kokomo. She had been ill several years.
She was born March 22, 1878, in White county to William and Eliza Ann CALLAWAY BEERY. She had spent most of her life in the Fulton vicinity until moving to Kokomo three weeks ago.
She was married to Charles H. HOOVER, March 14, 1897. Mr. Hoover died in 1943. Her second marriage was to R. C. RICHARDSON in June, 1947. Mr. Richardson survives.
Surviving are the husband, Fulton; four sons, Ora HOOVER, California; Richard B. and Lowell R. HOOVER, both of North Manchester, and George HOOVER, Kokomo; two daughters, Viola DOUGLAS, Royal Center, and Inez GREGORY, Pulaski; nineteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ditmire-Davidson chapel in Fulton. The Rev. George BOSARD will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Crooked Creek cemetery in Royal Center.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Wednesday, December 21, 1960

Glen Emmons
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Glen EMMONS, 78, Talma, who died at his home at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. He had been ill 18 years.
Mr. Emmons, a farmer, was born May 11, 1882, in Richland township, the son of Phillip and Florence A. NELSON EMMONS. He had lived in the Talma vicinity since 1891. On Aug. 15, 1914, he was married here to Delta M. BRYANT, who survives. Mr. Emmons was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Surviving besides the widow are three sisters, Mrs. Rethal SAYGERS, Logansport, Mrs. Wilvin LONG, Rochester, and Mrs. Lefa SHANK, Tyner; two brothers, Ray [EMMONS], New Carlisle, and Grover [EMMONS], Logansport, and numerous nieces and nephews. Two children and two brothers preceded him in death.
The Rev. V. Gerald SWESEY, pastor of the Talma Christian church, will have charge of the funeral, and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 22, 1960

Mrs. Howard A. Belt
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Warrens, Wis., for Mrs. Howard A. BELT, former resident of the Macy community. Mrs. Belt died Monday near Sparta, Wis.
A teacher for several years, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Beverly ARITY, Tomah, Wis., and Mrs. Lois NELSON, Dodgeville, Wis., and one son, Hal BELT, a University of Wisconsin student.
Jacob D. VenDerWeele
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Jacob "Jake" D. VanDerWEELE, 82, Argos resident who died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home. Mr. VanDerWeele had been ill 18 months.
He was born Nov. 22, 1878, in Knox to William and Millie ROGERS VanDerWEELE. On Dec. 7, 1903, at Culver, he was married to Alberta ALEY, who survives. He had lived in Argos 44 years, going there from Burr Oak.
A retired merchant who formerly operated the Argos News Stand, he was a 45-year member of the Eagles lodgte at Plymouth and a charter member of the Argos Izaak Walton league.
Surviving besides the widow are five sons, Wayne, Gene and Bruce [VanDerWEELE], all of Argos; Ward, North Vernon, and Jack, Bradenton, Fla.; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. C. H. (Clyde) CHAPMAN, Oak Park, Ill., and a brother, Gerald [VanDerWEELE], Chicago.
The Rev. Warren SORENSON, pastor of the Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith, Burr Oak, will have charge of the funeral, and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, December 23, 1960

Henry M. Michael
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home here for Henry M. MICHAEL, 75, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died at 5 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health seven months and hospitalized one month.
Mr. Michael was born April 24, 1885, in Howard county near Burlington to John and Mary MINIX MICHAEL. On Oct. 5, 1905, at Flora he was married to Millie B. PETERSON, who survives.
Mr. Michael had owned and operated a grocery store and service station in Green Oak for 40 years, residing in that community during that time. He moved to Green Oak from Winamac. He was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.
Surviving besides the widow are three sons, Evan [MICHAEL], Hammond; Ancil [MICHAEL], Mariposa, Cal., and Ivan [MICHAEL], Lafayette; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Goldie HELMUTH, Kokomo; a brother, Joe [MICHAEL], Danville, Ill, and several nieces and nephews. The parents, a daughter and three brothers preceded him in death.
The Rev. Don RICHEY of the Mexico Church of the Brethren will have charge of the funeral, and burial will be in the Maple Lawn cemetery, Flora. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ralph L. Pontious
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. CDT at the Walley funeral home, Elkhart, for Ralph L. PONTIOUS, 58, Elkhart, a native of Athens who died in Elkhart Wednesday.
He was born April 19, 1902, in Athens to Frank and Mary SMITH PONTIOUS. He lived there until March 20, 1922, when he married Loreen WAECHTER of Akron. Since then he has lived in Elkhart.
Surviving are the widow, 210 South Shore drive, Elkhart; two daughters, Mrs. Ben E. KIRTS and Mrs. William SELICK, a son, Donald E. [PONTIOUS], and three grandchildren, all of Elkhart; and two brothers, George PONTIOUS, Huntington, and Raymond [PONTIOUS], Rochester.
Mr. Pontious worked for the New York Central railroad for 38 years and was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.
The Rev. Harvey BROOKS will have charge of the funeral, and burial will be in Rice cemetery in Elkhart. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 24, 1960

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Monday, December 26, 1960

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Tuesday, December 27, 1960

Carl Edward Marshall
Carl Edward MARSHALL, 16-year-old junior at Beaver Dam high school, was killed by a shotgun blast Monday about 9:30 a.m. just after he left his home southwest of Mentone. The body was found by his mother and grandfather, who heard the sound of the gun the boy was carrying.
Deputy coroner John ARFORD of Kosciusko county ruled death was accidental and said the boy may have slipped and fallen on an icy road surface, causing the gun to fire. The boy had owned the 410 gauge gun for a year and was familiar with its use.
The Marshall youth was a basketball player at Beaver Dam high and a member of the school's B team.
The son of Eugene and Frances MARSHALL, he was born March 28, 1944, and belonged to the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the parents, are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd TUCKER, who live three miles south of Mentone; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jud MARSHALL, Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Merrill PETERSON, Mentone, and two [sic] brothers, Lynn [MARSHALL], Mentone.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. CDT in the Mentone Methodist church with the Rev. Roger WRIGLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the Johns funeral home in Mentone after 7 p.m. today and until noon Thursday.

Mary E. Foster
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Eller's chapel, Kokomo, for Mrs. Mary E. FOSTER, 74, Kokomo resident who died at 7 p.m. Monday at the home of her grandson, Robert ROSS, Elwood.
She was born April 3, 1886, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert THRUSH. She was the widow of Daniel D. FOSTER and had lived in Kokomo 60 years. She had been ill one week.
Surviving are brother, Lotus THRUSH, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Luther J. ROSS, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Mamie GRAHAM, Rochester; five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
The Rev. J. McFarland SMITH will have charge of the funeral and burial will be in Memorial Park, Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Valorous B. Fisher
Valorous B. FISHER, 91, Tippecanoe, died at 3:16 a.m. today at his home following a week's serious illness.
A lifetime resident of Tippecanoe, Mr. Fisher was born Aug. 29, 1869, near Columbia City, the son of Israel and Lucianna FISHER. He first was married Nov. 11, 1896, to Myrtle Dell SMITH, who died in 1908. His second marriage was April 11, 1909, to Almyra HARDING, who survives.
A retired farmer, Mr. Fisher was a member of the Plymouth Eagles lodge, the Tippecanoe I.O.O.F. No. 715 and the Tippecanoe Rebekah lodge.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Allee) HUTCHINSON, R.R. 2, Bourbon; Mrs. Lester (Rosa) MIKESELL, Rochester; Mrs. John (Irene) BOGANWRIGHT, Mentone, and Mrs. George (Annabelle) RICHARDSON, Rochester; one son, Charles M. FISHER, R.R. 2, Bourbon; twelve grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were one daughter, Mrs. Retha SWIHART and two sons, Robert and Clyde [FISHER].
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Eldon EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and until noon Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and at the church an hour before the services.

Hans DeLaRoy
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Drake-Flowers chapel in Peru for Hans DeLaROY, 52, R.R. 1, Macy, who died suddenly at 1:10 a.m. Monday at his home. Death was caused by a heart attack.
The Rev. Avery MILEY will officiate. The Elks lodge will conduct its rites tonight at the chapel, and the Masonic ritual will be repeated following the Wednesday services. Cremation will follow Masonic services.
Mr. DeLaRoy was born Dec. 3, 1908, at Silver City, N.M., the son of Joseph and Anne BERGER DeLaROY. He had resided in the Macy community since 1945. His marriage was to Lauretta FENTON on June 6, 1947. She is the only immediate survivor.
Mr. DeLaRoy was a member of the Macy Masonic lodge, the Elks lodge of Peru and the Rock club of Peru. He was employed as a metalurgist at the Delco-Remy plant in Kokomo.

Lynne Imler
Mrs. Lynne GROVE IMLER, 81, Logansport, died at 10 p.m. Monday in the Alexandrean nursing home at South Bend, where she had been a patient two weeks. Death came after an illness of 3 1/2 months.
Born May 30, 1879, near Talma, she was the daughter of Simon and Elizabeth MENTZER GROVE. Her marriage was in 1909 at Mentone to Hanson IMLER, who died five years ago. Mrs. Imler had resided the past three months in South Bend with a sister, Mrs. Orah BYRER, and prior to that had lived in Logansport 40 years.
She was a member of the Broadway Methodist church, Logansport, and of the Fidelity chapter No. 58, Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. BYRER and Mrs Lefa SAFFORD, Waynesville, N.C.; one brother, Archie GROVE, Mishawaka, formerly of Rochester; two nieces and two nephews. Pereceding her in death were two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. R. P. ECHOLS of the Logansport Broadway Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, six miles northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 28, 1960

Josephine K. Bingaman
Mrs. Josephine K. BINGAMAN, 85, Fulton, died at 3:30 a.m. today at her home following an illness which began last August.
Born in White county on Jan. 10, 1875, she was the daughter of William and Mary FRY GIBSON. Her marriage was March 15, 1893, to Samuel Edward BINGAMAN, who died in 1918. Mrs. Bingaman was a retired practical nurse and a member of the Lockport Christian church.
She had resided at Fulton for four years, moving there from Royal Center.
Surviving are two sons, George [BINGAMAN], New Carlisle, and H. R. [BINGAMAN], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Estella SWAYZEE, New Carlisle, and Mrs. Hulda ARIAN, Fulton; twenty-two grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton is in charge.

Thursday, December 29, 1960

Ray Eddington
Ray EDDINGTON, 68, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 11:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. The body was taken to Foster & Good funeral home here, where funeral arrangements are pending.

Josephine K. Bingaman
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine K. BINGAMAN, 85, Fulton, will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Congregational Christian church at Lockport, Ind. Burial will be in the Cedarville cemetery. Mrs. Bingaman died at her home Wednesday at 3:30 a.m. The Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Friday, December 30, 1960

Roy Wharton
Roy WHARTON, 86, Kewanna, died at 10 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home here. he had been in ill health the past two years.
Born Feb. 22, 1874, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Milton and Nettie THOMPSON WHARTON. He had resided in Fulton county all his life except for a few years in Kansas and Illinois. Mr. Wharton never married.
He was a member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. John (Marie) BURCH, Denver, Colo., and Miss Gladus WHARTON, Kewanna, and two brothers, Porter [WHARTON], Elkhart, and Vern [WHARTON], Elkhart and More Haven, Fla.
Funeral services have been set tentatively for Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with burial in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ray Eddington
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Ray EDDINGTON, 69, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. he had been a patient there 12 weeks and in failing health for four years.
The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER, former pastor of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church, 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 7 p.m. today.
Born Jan. 5, 1891, in the Burton community, he was the son of Simon and Sarah BOWMAN EDDINGTON. Residing in Toledo, O., from 1939-1957, he moved in the latter year to the Grandview community west of here after retiring in 1956 as an engineer for the New York Central railroad. He was employed by the railroad 38 years.
His marriage was Oct. 7, 1916, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Fay HALL. Mr. Eddington was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers and attended the E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Gordon EMMERSON, Crookston, Minn.; two sons, Robert [EDDINGTON], Marion, O., and Irmel [EDDINGTON], Elkhart; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Alta KRAMER, Toledo, O., and Mrs. Minnie BARKER, New York City; three brothers, Clarence [EDDINGTON], Battle Creek, Mich.; Lawrence [EDDINGTON], Kalamazoo, Mich., and Emory [EDDINGTON], R.R. 1, Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews.

Mary E. Rouch
Mrs. Mary E. ROUCH, 95, died at 3:30 a.m. today at the home of her son, Dwight ROUCH, in Fulton. She had been ill for the past six weeks.
Born in Missouri on Feb. 12, 1865, she was married to Jonas ROUCH and had lived in the Fulton community for 60 years. Her husband preceded her in deth.
She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving besides the son are three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. Arthur S. TRUEX officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after Saturday noon and at the church one hour before the service.

Saturday, December 31, 1960

Eva Burgman
Mrs. Eva CETORY BURGMAN, 81, mother of Mrs. Bertha F. SPARKS, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 4:25 a.m. Friday at the Peru Nursing home, Peru, where she had been a patient three years.
She was born Dec. 20, 1879, in New Waverly, the daughter of William and Dora HARVEY. On Sept. 7, 1893, at Logansport, she was married to John C. BURGMAN. He died in 1931.
Surviving besides the daughter are two grandsons, Clyde [SPARKS], Logansport, and James [SPARKS], who lives in Illinois.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Drake-Flowers funeral home, Peru, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, with burial to be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lottie Smith
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Bethlehem Baptist church for Mrs. Lottie SMITH, 80, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at 6 a.m. today at her home of a heart attack. She had lived her entire life in the Akron area.
She was born Nov. 21, 1880, in Kosciusko county, the daughter of William and Barbara WIDEMAN NICHOLS. On Feb. 16, 1901, she was married to Foy L. SMITH, who survives. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Surviving besides the widower are a son, Ned [SMITH], R.R. 2, Akron, and four grandchildren.
The Rev. Phillip ROBINSON will have charge of the rites, and burial will be in the Mt.Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron between 2 p.m. Sunday and noon Monday and from 12:30 till 1:30 p.m. at the church.