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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1961

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1961

Tuesday, January 3, 1961

Flora B. Johnson
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Argos Christian church for Mrs. Flora B. JOHNSON, 87, Argos, who died at Parkview hospital in Plumouth at 1:30 a.m. Monday. She had been a patient at the hospital for four days after suffering a stroke. Mrs. Johnson made her home at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul NORTH, Argos.
She was born Nov. 16, 1873, in Rochester to John and Mary Jane REED DAWSON. She was married May 15, 1891, to Edward JOHNSON, who preceded her in death in 1936. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Philip (Ersa) BERENDES, Plymouth; Mrs. Ernest (Hazel) COOPER, R.R. 1, Argos, and Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) NORTH, Argos; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
The Revs. Paul HALBERT of the Argos Christian church and Fred CROWN of the Argos Baptist will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in New Oak Hill cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos between 7 p.m. today and noon Thursday. The body will lie in state for one hour at the church prior to services.

Archie E. Zartman
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Archie Earl ZARTMAN, 78, a resident of that city who died at 7 a.m. Sunday. He died in Healthwin hospital, South Bend, of tuberculosis after an illness of two years.
Mr. Zartman was born Nov. 5, 1882, in Macy, the son of Samuel and Sarah SCHINDLER ZARTMAN. He had lived his entire lifetime in the Fulton-Macy area. On Oct. 29, 1907, he was married to Catherine BURKENS, who preceded him in death.
He was a steamfitter.
Surviving are a brother, Verne ZARTMAN, Fulton, and nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Lynford ORR will have charge of the funeral, and burial will be at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, January 4, 1961

Harrison Meiser
Funeral services will be conducted at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac at 10 a.m. Friday for Harrison MEISER, 71, R.R. 3, Kewanna. He died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial hospital in Logansport where he had been a patient for two days.
Mr. Meiser moved to the Kewanna community six years ago from Winamac.
He was born Sept. 8, 1889, in Harrison township, Pulaski county, to Adam and Anna McGINNIS MEISER. He was married April 15, 1933, in Logansport to Nellie PETERS, who survives.
Mr. Meiser was a retired farmer and a member of the I.O.O.F. No. 168 and the Rebekah lodge in Winamac.
The Rev. Richard JOHNSON will officiate at the services, and burial will be made at Greenland cemetery. The I.O.O.F. will conduct services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Irvin M. McHatton
Irvin M. McHATTON, 69, well-known Akron resident, died at his home in Akron at 6:15 o'clock this morning. Mr. McHatton had been in failing health since September of 1959.
Mr. Mchatton had operated a furniture store in Akron for several years prior to his retirement one year ago. He also served as Justice of the Peace of Henry township for 12 years, and was a former member of the Akron town board.
He was born Nov. 27, 1891, in Amboy, Ind., to William J. and Anna HUFF McHATTON. He was married Feb. 15, 1913, in Warsaw, to Eva S. SWICK, who survives.
Mr. McHatton was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Akron Lions club.
Surviving along with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Thelma) PORTER, Danville, Ind., and Mrs. Robert (Elizabeth) SAUSAMAN, Akron; three sons, Gerald E. [McHATTON], Warsaw; Rex. L. [McHATTON], Cincinnati, O.; and William A. [McHATTON], South Bend; one brother, Austin [McHATTON], Hampton, Va.; and thirteen grandchildren. One brother, Russell [McHATTON], preceded in death.
Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Akron Church of God with the Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday.

Mary B. Brown
Mrs. Mary B. BROWN, 79, former Rochester resident, died at 4:35 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for 10 days. She had been in failing health two years.
Mrs. Brown had continued to reside at Warsaw following her 1956 retirement, as head of the Warsaw public library. While living for 35 years in Rochester, she was one of the first women to drive the Bookmobile of the Rochester-Fulton county library after the latter began county circulation in 1921. She retired from library work here, later assuming the Warsaw post when the librarian there became ill.
Born April 23, 1881, at Irvington near Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Homer and Mary McCORMICK BURGER. She was a member of the Manitou chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; a member of the St. Ann's Episcopal church at Warsaw and a life member of the State Library Association.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ted (Helen) BROWN, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. J. A. (Billie) RIGDON, Syracuse; one son, J. Van BROWN, Rochester; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Six sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Lee ROSE of St. Ann's Episcopal church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Requium mass will be given at the St. Ann's church at 7 a.m. CST Saturday.

Josephine Ringle
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Poplar Grove Methodist church near Argos for Mrs. Josephine RINGLE, 76, R.R. 3, Argos. She died suddenly of a heart attack at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Merle McCUNE, six miles southwest of Argos.
She was born June 19, 1884, near Bremen, to Chauncey and Mary Ellen SUTLEY WILLIAMS. Her marriage was to Henry RINGLE, Feb. 4, 1900, at Bremen. Mr. Ringle preceded her in death in 1947.
Mrs. Ringle was a retired practical nurse, a member of the First Christian church of South Bend and the Rebekah lodge of South Bend.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Merle (Leona) McCUNE, R.R. 3, Argos; two sons, Cleo and Oren [RINGLE], also of R.R. 3, Argos; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Cloe DUNFEE, South Bend, and Mrs. Ethel LOVE, Mishawaka.
The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate at the services, and burial will be at the City cemetery in Bremen.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Friday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church.

Thursday, January 5, 1961

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Friday, January 6, 1961

Bertha Bowen
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Bertha BOWEN, 86, R.R. 1, Akron. She died at 4:35 p.m. Thursday at the Brown nursing home in Akron, shere she had been a patient for about 10 months.
Mrs. Bowen was born Feb. 3, 1874, in Miami county to Mitchell and Mary CASE DUKES and spent most of her life in the Akron community. Her marriage was to Wesley BOWEN on July 26, 1896. Mr. Bowen preceded her in death in 1950. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Oscar BOWEN, Claypool, and Walter BOWEN, Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Avery (Orpha) BROWER, Deedsville; Mrs. Fred (Florence) KINLEY, Akron; Mrs. Bernard (Ledra) HURST, Macy; and Mrs. Daniel SECOR, Akron; twenty-seven grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Acel DUKES, Denver, and Clayton DUKES, Lakeland, Fla. One daughter preceded her in death.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday until the hour of service.

Charles N. Tomb
Charles N. TOMB, 74, Fulton, died at 12:45 a.m. today at his home there after an extended illness.
Born May 1, 1886, in Eureka, Ill., he was the son of John and Lydia CROW TOMB and had lived in this county and vicinity for 27 years. He was married first to Cora LAYMON, who died in 1932. His second marriage was at Plymouth on Feb. 2, 1939, to Myrtle WALTZ, who survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Donald (Mary) KING, rochester; Mrs. Paul (Mildred) KALE, East Chicago; Mrs. Howard (Dorothy) WOODS, South Bend; Mrs. J. E. (Marjorie) SCHIER, Fort Madison, Ia., and Mrs. Fred (Irene) KIRK, Sarasota, Fla.; one son, John W. "Jack" TOMB, Chicago, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge.

Saturday, January 7, 1961

Cora B. Landis
Mrs. Cora B. LANDIS, 82, died at 7 p.m. Friday at her home two miles west of Gilead after an illness of two years. Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Gilead Methodist church.
She was born Feb. 16, 1878, in Miami county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel WASHINGTON. On Dec. 24, 1895, she was married to J. Elmer LANDIS, who died in 1949.
Mrs. Landis was a school teacher before her marriage. A member of the Gilead Methodist church, she also taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the WSCS and the Sunshine club.
Surviving are two sons, Lynn [LANDIS], Knox, and Max [LANDIS], Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth GREPUINE, St. Louis; Mrs. Madge CAPEL, Nacogdoches, Texas, and Mrs. June CASTLE, Morgan, Utah; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and a brother, George WASHINGTON, Macy. Two sistes and a son preceded her in death.
Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the residence between 2 p.m. Sunday and noon Monday and at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday. The Haupert funeral home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Nelson Tomb
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Charles Nelson TOMB, 74, Fulton, who died at 12:45 a.m. Friday at his home. Mr. Tomb was a member of the Christian church, Eureka, Ill.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD of the First Christian church will officiate, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, January 9, 1961

George Gilmer
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos for George GILMER, 81, R.R. 1, Argos, who died at his home at 5 p.m. Saturday of a heart attack.
Mr. Gilmer was born Dec. 6, 1879, in St. Joseph county, to Henry and Barbara FELTON GILMER. His first marriage was in 1907 in South Bend to Mary Elizabeth RIGGS, who died in 1946. His second marriage was in 1955 to Iva IRWIN, who survives. Mr. Gilmer had lived in Argos for the past 10 or 12 years.
Surviving are the widow; four sons, Howard GILMER, Walter GILMER, Orville GILMER and Albert GILMER, all of South Bend; one daughter, Miss Marie GILMER, also of South Bend; six grandchildren; two brothers, John and Peter GILMER, both of South Bend, and two step-sons, Harold IRWIN, Woodstock, Ill., and Kline IRWIN, Lake of the Woods.
The Rev. John A. THIES, Woodlawn, Ind., will officiate at the services, and burial will be in Southlawn cemetery in South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Emma E. Wilson
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna for Emma E. WILSON, 68, Kewanna resident who died at the Logansport State hospital at 3 p.m. Sunday. She had been a patient at the hospital for several years.
Mrs. Wilson was born Dec. 29, 1892, east of Kewanna, to George and Matilda MASTER SCHIRM. She was married June 6, 1912, to James E. WILSON, who died in 1947.
Surviving are two sons, John [WILSON], Jr., Winamac, and James Orville [WILSON], Kewanna, and seven grandchildren. Two children and two sisters preceded in death.
The Rev. D. O. KRUEGER will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Jennie L. Slusser
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru for Mrs. Jennie L. SLUSSER, 83, Peru, who died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the Miami nursing home after a seven-month illness.
The Rev. Avery MILEY will officiate, and burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A lifetime Miami county resident, Mrs. Slusser was born in Macy on June 21, 1877, the daughter of Robert and Mary ELDER BRIGGS. Her marriage was in 1899 to Edward SLUSSER, who died in 1906. She was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are one son, Owen [SLUSSER], Ironton, O.; one daughter, Mrs. William FORTUNE, Peru; one brother, Albert BRIGGS, Macy; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One daughter, a brother and six sisters preceded her in death.

Tuesday, January 10, 1961

Lemuel A. Crabb
Lemuel A. CRABB, 78, Culver, died Monday noon at Osteopathic hospital in South Bend after a two-week illness.
Born in Kosciusko county Nov. 17, 1887, he had lived in the Culver community since 1909, moving there from Leiters Ford. He was married Aug. 3, 1904, at Culver to Lulu LOUDEN, who survives.
A Culver furniture merchant for 40 years, he retired nine years ago. He was a member of the Emmanuel E.U.B. church and on its board of trustees for 30 years, serving as chairman at the time of his death.
Surviving, besides the widow, are two sons, Merl [CRABB], Culfer, and Ernest [CRABB], Argos; five brothers, Arthur and Alvah [CRABB], both of Kewanna; George [CRABB], Winamac; Jesse [CRABB], Butler, Ind., and Cleve [CRABB], Culver; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Emmanuel E.U.B. church with the Rev. Vernon L. PALMER officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery east of Culver. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church from noon Thursday until the hour of the service.

Wednesday, January 11, 1961

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Thursday, January 12, 1961

Ida Bell See
Ida Bell SEE, 87, Deedsville, died at her home at 8:45 o'clock this morning after an illness of one month.
Mrs. See was born Jan. 6, 1874, in Union township, Miami county, to William Henry and Emmaline WARNER LEEDY. She spent her entire life in the Deedsville community. She was married Oct. 30, 1897, in Deedsville to William C. SEE, who died in 1935.
Mrs. See was an honorary member of the Ladies Aid and a charter member of the Deedsville Rebakah lodge number 420.
Surviving are one son, Leo SEE, Deedsville; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Berchard LEEDY, Rochester, and one sister Mrs. Elpha GAULT, Indianapolis. Three brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCain funeral home at the junction of U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 near Deedsville. The Rev. James NULL will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Melita L. Cowen
Mrs. Melita L. COWEN, 37, R.R. 3, Argos, died at her home at approximately 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dr. Marshall STINE, Marshall county coroner, stated that death was caused by self-inflicted carbon monoxide poisoning from a car exhaust.
According to reports, the family had eaten dinner at noon and the husband had left for a short time. When he returned he found his wife's body. Mrs. Cowen had been under the care of physicians.
Mrs. Cowen was born July 3, 1923, at Austinburg, O., to Glenn and Martha HALLER JOHNSON. She had spent most of her life in the Argos community, moving there from Plymouth. She was married Nov. 2, 1941, at Argos to Eldon F. COWEN, who survives.
She was a graduate of Argos high school, a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church and the WSCS of that church and the Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge 844.
Surviving along with the husband are three daughters, Linda Louise [COWEN], 17, Charla Rae [COWEN], 15, and Elita Joy [COWEN], 6, all at home; the father and mother, Glenn and Martha JOHNSON, R.R. 3, Argos; one sister, Mrs. Leo (Mary Jane) HOUIN, R.R. 4, Plymouth; four brothers, Dean JOHNSON R.R. 3, Argos; Wilburn JOHNSON, Alexandria, Va.; Willard JOHNSON, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Paul JOHNSON, Rochester. One sister, Valda May [JOHNSON], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Poplar Grove Methodist church. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN, church postor, assisted by the Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge, will officiate at the services. Burial will be made in Poplar Grove cemetery southwest of Argos.
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 for one hour at the church prior to services.

Henry R. Alspach
Henry R. ALSPACH, 65, R.R. 4, Rochester, died between 8:30 and 10 a.m. today at his home immediately west of the city limits on Ind. 14.
Mr. Alspach, who had been ill a year, had gone out at 8:30 o'clock this morning to feed livestock. His wife became worried about him about 10 a.m. and went outside, where she found him dead.
He was born July 25, 1895, in Newcastle township and had lived his entire life in Fulton county. He was the son of Cornelius and Mary ARNETT ALSPACH, both deceased.
On Dec. 22, 1917, in Michigan he was married to Evalena SMITH, who survives. He was a carpenter and the owner of the Alspach orchard.
Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Joan) CLAWSON, R.R. 2, Warsaw; a son, Harold [ALSPACH], Washington, D.C.; a foster daughter, Mrs. Alton (Janice) PERRY, R.R. 1, Claypool; a granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Howard (Edna) BELANGER, West Los Angeles, Cal., and several nieces and nephews.
The body was taken to Foster & Good funeral home here, and final rites are pending.

Friday, January 13, 1961

Vernon E. Baer
Funeral services will be at the Tippecanoe Congregational Christian church at 2 p.m. Monday for Vernon E. BAER, 77, Tippecanoe resident, who died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday in Punta Gorda, Fla. Baer and his wife were making their winter residence in Florida.
Mr. Baer was born Dec. 25, 1883, in Iowa to James and Nancy BAER and had spent his entire life in the Tippecanoe vicinity. He was married Feb. 26, 1908, to Laura HUFFMAN BAER, who survives.
He was a retired employee of the Nickel Plate Railroad and a member of the Congregational Christian church at Tippecanoe.
Surviving along with the widow, are five daughters, Mrs. Russell (Geneva) SHIVELY and Mrs. Virgil (Mildred) MARTIN, both of Tippecanoe; Mrs. Lynn (Donnabell) HOLSTON, Lydick, Ind.; Mrs. Hodge (Ruth) McNEELEY, Fort Wayne; and Mrs. Richard (Daisy) MARKLEY, Rochester; three sons, Richard BAER, Tippecanoe; Jasper BAER, Noblesville; and Donald BAER, South Bend; twenty-two grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lulu HEPLER, Medford, Ore.; three brothers, Ivo and Jasper BAER, Medford, ore., and William BAER, Minneapolis, Minn.
The Rev. James GARDNER will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Sunday and until 11 a.m. Monday.

Henry R. Alspach
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Henry R. ALSPACH, 65, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died Thursday morning at his home west of the city limits on Ind. 14.
The Rev. J. E. LONGEBAUGH, former pastor of the Athens E.U.B. church, will officiate at rites, and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, three miles east of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The family asks that remembrances, other than flowers, be made in the form desired by friends.

Saturday, January 14, 1961

Mrs. Fred S. Smith
Mrs. Fred S. SMITH, 70, died at Memorial hospital in South Bend this morning. She was born in Miami county March 5, 1890 to John and Margaret Ann CLELAND DIELMAN.
Survivors are the husband, Fred S. SMITH; daughter, Mrs. Resse GAREN, South Bend; a son, John SMITH, Osceola; six grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Franklin C. DIELMAN, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Russel MATHIAS, Akron. The Smiths lived at 1217 W. Van Buren street, South Bend. Funeral services are incomplete.

Monday, January 16, 1961

Mrs. Fred S. Smith
Funeral rites for Mrs. Fred [S.] SMITH, 70, who died at South Bend Saturday, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Welsheimer funeral home, Marion and William streets, South Bend.
Mrs. Smith, who lived at 1213 Van Buren street in South Bend, leaves among her survivors a brother, Dr. Franklin DIELMAN, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Russell MATHIAS, Akron.

Tuesday, January 17, 1961

Marion E. Stalker
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Marion Elsworth STALKER, 69, South Mud Lake. Mr. Stalker was found dead in his home Monday afternoon, and cause of death was listed as a heart attack.
A neighbor, Ralph MILLER, became curious as to why a light in Mr. Stalker's home was burning all Monday morning. He investigated about 1:45 p.m. Monday. Time of death was established at about 6 a.m. Monday. The sheriff's office, state police, and Coroner Dr. Howard ROWE investigated.
Mr. Stalker, a retired cafe operator in both Peru and Wabash, was born Aug. 8, 1891, in Vigo county to Abraham and Mary STALKER. He had lived at his current home on R.R. 2, Macy, about five years, moving there from Peru, where he had lived 27 years. He had moved to Peru from Wabash in 1928.
He was a member of the Eagles, Elks, Moose and American Legion organizations in Peru and a veteran of World War I. An ex-wife is the only survivor.
The Rev. James RHOADS of the First Baptist church will officiate at final rites, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 18, 1961

Effie Stilwell
Funeral rites and burial for Mrs. Effie IZZARD STILWELL, 83, a native of Rochester, were conducted in Tulsa, Okla., following her death there.
Mrs. Stilwell was born in Rochester and moved to Tulsa 43 years ago from Lewistown, Mont. Her husband, A. B. STILWELL, an oil well supply company worker, died in 1929. Mrs. Stilwell had retired from long employment at the Prairie Oil and Gas company.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jane COLE, Tulsa, and Mrs. Maude COLE, Gulfport, Fla.

Sam Bryant
Sam BRYANT, 70, Morocco, Fulton county native and former grocery manager here, died early today at his home after having been seriously ill two and one-half months. Mr. Bryant, who died at 1:45 a.m. had been in failing health 10 years.
He was the son of John U. and Alice KUHN BRYANT. On Dec. 4, 1914, at Peru he was married to Thelma WARNER, Macy. She survives.
At one time Mr. Bryant managed the A & P grocery firm in Rochester.
Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas DOWN, North Judson; a son, Dee BRYANT, Wabash; a sister, Mrs. Drucilla VOLLMER, San Diego, Cal., and a brother, Ray BRYANT, also of San Diego. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hancock funeral home, Morocco, and burial will be in that city.

Elias Cannam
Elias "Pete" CANNAM, 81, R.R. 1, Osceola, a former Argos resident, died at 1 a.m. today in the Veterans hospital at Fort Wayne where he had been a patient for one day. He had been in ill health for the past three years.
Mr. Cannam was born July 9, 1879, at Argos to Jasper and Cordelia VanDORN CANNAM. He was a barber in the Argos and South Bend area for over 50 years. He had lived in Osceola since his retirement 13 years ago. He was married in 1907 at Argos to Minnie M. COPLEN, who survives.
Mr. Cannam was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and was the commander of the Harry O. Perkins camp number one for Spanish American War veterans at South Bend. He was a 50-year member of the Argos Masonic lodge number 399 and the Scottish Rite at South Bend. He was a former member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Harriet R. TRITLE, South Bend; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Olive HARTMAN, died in 1959.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Albert VERMILLION, Darlington, Ind., will officiate at the services, assisted by the Argos Masonic lodge. Burial will be made in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery, and military honors will be given by the Spanish-American War camp number one of South Bend and the Argos American Legion post number 68.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 19, 1961

Harry V. Kirtley
Harry V. KIRTLEY, 74, prominent resident of the Green Oak community, died at 3:45 a.m. today at his home on R.R. 1, Rochester. Death was due to a heart attack. Mr. Kirtley had been in failing health since last March.
Born July 15, 1886, at Lizton, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James KIRTLEY. He was married Feb. 9, 1924, at Chicago to Margaret MERRIMAN, who survives.
Mr. Kirtley had resided in the Green Oak community the past 15 1/2 years, moving here from Chicago. He was a sales representative in the Chicago area and in recent years was a farmer.
He was a veteran of World War I and belonged to the American Legion, Masonic Lodge, Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, and formerly was Grand Lecturer for the state of Illinois.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Margaret Louise) HANKS, Anchorage, Alaska, where her husband is serving with the Armed Forces; a son, James A. KIRTLEY, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Barbara Jo, Raymond [KIRTLEY], Jr., and Melissa Sue; and one sister, Mrs. Rebie CAMPLIN, Buffalo, N.Y.
Funeral services tentatively are set for Saturday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be at Jamestown, Ind. Friends may call at the funeral home after Friday noon.

Friday, January 20, 1961

Harry J. Current
Harry J. CURRENT, 64, died at 12:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted at 8 a.m. Thursday. Mr. Current, who resided five miles southwest of Rochester in the Reiter community, had been in failing health for three years.
Born Jan. 1, 1897, at Rockville, Ill., he was the son of Abraham and Anna RODERICK CURRENT. He was married Feb. 6, 1925, at Urbana-Champaign, Ill., to Dollie May HIGH of Danville. She survives.
Mr. Current retired in 1939 from an executive position with the Chicago Board of Trade and moved to the Reiter area, where he purchased a farm. He previously had lived in Danville, Ill.
He was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Rochester Masonic Lodge No. 79, Order of Eastern Star No. 70, Royal Arch Masons No. 90, South Bend Scottish Rite, Rochester Kiwanis club and served on the Fulton County Selective Service Board from 1945-51.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one brother, Alvah CURRENT, Covington, Ind.; one nephew and several cousins.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. The Masonic lodge also will perform its rites. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The Eastern Star will perform memorial services at the funeral home Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Harry Kirtley
Funeral services will be Sunday at noon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Harry V. KIRTLEY, 74, resident of the Green Oak community, who died Thursday morning at his home.
The Mizpah lodge of Chicago will have charge of the services and burial will bbe at the Jamestown, Ind., cemetery at 2:30 p.m. with the American Legion Post of Jamestown assisting.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, January 21, 1961

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Monday, January 22, 1961

Harry W. Mathews
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grace Methodist church in South Bend for Harry W. MATHEWS, 67, South Bend, a former Fulton county resident. Mr. Mathews died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Richard L. ECKHART, South Bend, at 2:45 a.m. today.
Mr. Mathews was born oct. 21, 1893, in Fulton county to Levi and Martha MATHEWS, who were pioneer residents of Fulton county. He was married in 1915 in Kewanna to Althea BRANDENBURG, who survives. Mr. Mathews moved to South Bend 37 years ago from Kewanna.
Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Richard L. ECKHART, South Bend, and Mrs. Freeman HOWARD, Elyria, O.; one son, Robert W. MATHEWS, South Bend;; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dale BIBLER, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The Rev. Ralph S. STEELE will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Highland cemetery in South Bend.
Friends may call at the Forrest G. Hay funeral home, 1201 Michigan street, South Bend, from noon Tuesday until noon Wednesday.

Dicia May Looker
Funeral rites were held this afternoon at the Chase-Miller funeral home in Logansport for Mrs. Dicia May LOOKER, 75, R.R. 6, Rochester. Burial was in Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport. Mrs. Looker died at Logansport Memorial hospital Friday night.
Born Dec. 16, 1885, near Delphi, she was married to Earl A. LOOKER, who died last year. Surviving are one son, Voris LOOKER, Logansport; one daughter, Mrs. Olivia HUPP, Lake Cicott; one brother, Gobia DUFF, Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Ada KNIGHT, Logansport; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, January 24, 1961

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Wednesday, January 25, 1961

Edna Mason
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Kewanna Church of Christ for Mrs. Edna MASON, 68, R.R. 1, Winamac, a former Kewanna resident, who died of a heart attack at her home Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Mrs. Mason was born May 20, 1892, at Kewanna, to I. E. and Minnie LEBO BAIR. She had lived in the Kewanna community for 15 years before moving to Winamac. She was married to Guy MASON, who preceded her in death in 1948.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Caroline WELLER, Kewanna; three stepsons, Otho MASON, Muncie, Robert and Kenneth MASON, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Mary KOWNOVER, Granger, Ind.; and Violet MILLER, Cudahy, Wis., and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Carl YOUNT will officiate at the services, and burial will be in Fletchers Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna after noon Thursday.

Thursday, January 26, 1961

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Friday, January 27, 1961

Sarah Steininger
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Sarah STEININGER, 94, who died at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Haven Hubbard home at New Carlisle. She had been in ill health for five years.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the South Germany cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Steininger was born in the Grandview community northwest of here on Sept. 21, 1866, the daughter of Riley and Maude ALSPACH ALEXANDER. She was married Oct. 5, 1884, to Henry STEININGER, who died in 1938.
Until moving to the New Carlisle home in 1932, Mrs. Steininger resided in the Grancdview neighborhood. She was a member of the Grandview E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a son, Arlie [STEININGER], Rochester; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Hattie RITTER, Fort Wayne, formerly of Richland township. Preceding her in death were one daughter and two sisters.

Carey Spencer
Mrs. Carey SPENCER, 74, Fulton, died at Woodlawn hospital at 5:45 a.m. today where she had been a patient for about one week. She had been seriously ill for two weeks.
Mrs. Spencer was born Mar. 8, 1886, to Andrew and Sarah BABCOCK. She spent her entire life in Fulton county. She was married Aug. 4, 1928, in Rochester, to Carman SPENCER, who survives.
She was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Earl GUISE, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Ray DAVIS, Flat Rock, Mich.; and Mrs. Baxter HORAN, Detroit, Mich.; two sons, Wayne FELTS, Bremen, and Leonard FELTS, at home; one brother, Frank BABCOCK, Rochester; six grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, Delphi, will officiate at the services, which will be conducted in the Ditmire-Davidson chapel in Fulton at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will be taken to the residence where friends may call after 6 p.m. today.

Edna G. Foy
Mrs. Edna Grace FOY, 76, proprietor of various restaurants in the community for many years, died this morning at 10:30 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital. She had been in ill health three years, seriously sick for four months.
Mrs. Foy operated Foy's Cafe, located where the Courthouse View cafe is now, during the mid-1920s; for the next 10 years she managed the Bearss hotel in Peru and returned to Rochester to own and operate the former West Side hotel on Lake Manitou from 1927-41. In recent years, she operated the dining room at the Manitou Moose lodge and also the Colonial hotel's dining facilities.
Born May 5, 1884, in Wapakoneta, O., she was the daughter of Benjamin and Laura AYRES SHAFFER. She was married May 21, 1909, at Lima, O., to Bernard "Bert" FOY, who died Aug. 8, 1947.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lynn (Laura) CHAMBERLAIN, Rochester, and one brother, C. B. SHAFFER, Lima, O.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after Satruday noon.

Eva Rannie
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Eva W. RANNIE, 89, South Bend, a former Argos resident who died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence COX, South Bend.
Mrs. Rannie was born Feb. 16, 1871, at Maxon, Ill., to Augustus and Lydia ISHAM MURRAY. She had resided with her daughter in South Bend for the past 35 years, moving there from Argos where she had lived for a number of years.
She was married in November of 1896 at Naperville, Ill., to Eldon RANNIE, who prceded her in death in 1936.
Mrs. Rannie formerly was a music teacher and a former member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Edith) COX, South Bend; and Mrs. Eliot (Bertha) DELLINGER, Dorr, Mich.; two sons, Murray S. RANNIE, Michigan City, and Howard RANNIE, Knoxville, Iowa; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Hartford C. INLOW of the First Christian church of South Bend will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, January 28, 1961

Sanford A. Joyce
Sanford A. "Jim" JOYCE, 85, 1130 Franklin avenue, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday in his home of a respiratory ailment after a week's illness.
Born Oct. 30, 1875, in Marshall county, he had lived here the past 42 years, moving from Inwood. His parents were Alexander and Mary FULLER JOYCE. A retired road contractor, Mr. Joyce's first marriage was Jan. 18, 1897, to Minnie WAUGHTELL, who died in 1914. His second marriage was Jan. 16, 1919, to Ellene HUDTWACKER ALEXANDER, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Forest BROCK, Rochester; one stepson, Clarence ALEXANDER, Rochester; two granddaughters, Mrs. Robert (Marie) NIER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) ABAIR, Rochester; and five great-grandchildren. One son, Jesse Granville JONES, died in 1904.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 1:30 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 7 p.m. today.

Monday, January 30, 1961

Charles O. Sutton
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire-Davidson chapel in Fulton for Charles O. SUTTON, 58, Marion, who died at 1:10 p.m. Sunday at his home in Marion after an illness of two weeks.
Mr. Sutton was born May 18, 1902, in Logansport, to Grant and Grace CRANE SUTTON. He was married in Logansport Dec. 31, 1929, to Tempy CLEO, who survives.
He was employed as a truck driver for the Lee Brothers trucking firm of Chicago.
Surviving along with the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Esther Marie DICKWORTH, Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Stella WOLF, Logansport, Mrs. Pauline BIGHER, Flora; Mrs. Helen MILLER, Hartford City; and Mrs. Margery BELL, Peru; two halfl-sisters, Mrs. Betty FELDERS, Logansport, and Mrs. Virginia KNIGHT, Detroit, Mich., and two half-brothers, Homer SUTTON, Benton Harbor, Mich., and Robert SUTTON, Logansport.
The Rev. Paul KING of Marion will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Sutton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, January 31, 1961

Mary E. Redman
Mrs. Mary E. REDMAN, 84, died at 10:45 p.m. Monday at the Landis nursing home in Argos from the effects of a broken hip sustained Dec. 28 in a fall at her home, four miles southwest of Argos. She had been hospitalized at Plymouth before being moved to Argos.
Born Sept. 11, 1876, in Kansas, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Lavina NELLANS ROBINSON. She moved with her parents to Rochester as a small child but had resided in the Argos community for 80 years.
She was married Sept. 5, 1917, at Argos to Elmer J. REDMAN, who survives. Mrs. Redman was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. John (Kathryn) FELKE, Garrett, and three grandchildren.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. under the direction of the Rev. Paul HALBERT. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Wednesday, February 1, 1961

Catherine Smith
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, for Mrs. George H. (Catherine) SMITH, 82, R.R. 1, Roann, who died Tuesday. She passed away at 3:45 p.m. at the Wabash county hospital of complications after having been ill two months.
She was born March 5, 1878, in Akron and had lived her lifetime in and around that community. Her parents were Philip and Sarah KREIG.
She was married in 1912 in Rochester to George H. SMITH, who survives at their home seven miles southeast of Akron.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Valura ROBISON, North Manchester; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Francis, Harvey and John [KREIG], all of Akron. A daughter, two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will have charge of the funeral and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Orpha Umbaugh
Funeral services for Mrs. Orpha UMBAUGH, 73, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died Sunday in Phoenix, Ariz., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran church here.
The Rev. Delmar O. KRUEGER will officiate, and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, where friends may call.

Thursday, February 2, 1961

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Friday, February 3, 1961

Alvin S. Clinker
Alvin S. CLINKER, 75, died Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at his home two miles north of Akron. Death, due to a heart ailment, came after an illness of two years. He was president for many years of the Akron State Bank.
Born June 13, 1885, in Wabash county, he was the son of John and Isabell RAGER CLINKER. He was married Nov. 27, 1907, at Warsaw to Martha MEREDITH, who died in 1959. A retired farmer, he had spent most of his life in the Akron vicinity.
He was a member of the Beaver Dam EUB church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eldon (Lura) CUMBERLAND, R.R., 2, Akron; one son Gerald [CLINKER], R.R. 2, Akron; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were one sister and two brothers.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 1 p.m. CST in the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday and at the church an hour before the services.

Avie Addie Conrad
Mrs. Avie Addie CONRAD, 64, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 6:10 p.m. Thursday in Dukes hospital at Peru. She had been ill seven months.
Born Sept. 7, 1896, at Tyler, Texas, she was the daughter of J. T. and Alva PETWAY. She was married in 1943 to Justin CONRAD, who survives, along with one brother and one sister, both of Houston, Texas.
Rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru with burial in the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Saturday, February 4, 1961

Emma M. Hoffman
Word was received today of the sudden death of Mrs. Emma M. HOFFMAN, 77, in her apartment in Chicago.
Mrs. Hoffman, the former Emma SMITH of Rochester, was the youngest of five children of Jeremiah D. SMITH and Ellen HAMLET SMITH and was born in Newcastle township June 15, 1883. She was educated in Rochester schools and later was employed by The Daily Republican as a type-setter, until shortly after the death of her parents.
In 1909 she made her home in Chicago where she was employed by Donnelly & Company and later by International Harvester company in their catalog printing department.
On Nov. 11, 1922, she was united in marriage to Oscar HOFFMAN of Chicago, who preceded her in death in 1956. Two brothers, William H. and Sanford W. SMITH, also preceded her in death as did two sisters, Clara E. McVAY and Anna HILL. She is survived by two nephews, Raymond McVAY and Clarence F. HILL of Rochester.

Monday, February 6, 1961 to Tuesday, February 7, 1961

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Wednesday, February 8, 1961

Bertha M. Murphy
Mrs. Bertha Marie GOTTSCHALK MURPHY, 68, Denver, died at 4:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for about six weeks. She had been ill for approximately three months.
Mrs. Murphy was born Feb. 19, 1893, in Fulton county to William and Martha SWANK GOTTSCHALK. She was married Oct. 12, 1920, in Miami county, to Clarence L. MURPHY, who survives. She was a member of the Green Oak Methodist church.
Surviving along wih the husband are one daughter, Florence E. GREER, Denver; two brothers, Charles and Fred GOTTSCHALK, both of Rochester; three sisters, Mae GOTTSCHALK, Alice FOUTS and Laura SCHINDLER, all of Rochester, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Charles COLLER will officiate at the services and will be assisted by the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

William Aughinbaugh
Word has been received here of the death of William AUGHINBAUGH of New York City, who died Monday.
Mr. Aughinbaugh was the son of the late Charles AUGHINBAUGH and the brother of Mrs. Arthur FANSLER and Mrs. Chester OVERMYER, both of Rochester.

Thursday, February 9, 1961

May M. Eytcheson
May M. EYTCHESON, 62, Fulton, died at St. Joseph hospital in Logansport at 2:15 a.m. today. She had been admitted to the hospital Wednesday morning following a stroke.
Mrs. Eytcheson was born June 22, 1893, in Cass county, to Emmanuel and Cory ULERICK. She had lived in Fulton for the past 36 years, going there from Cass county. She was married Aug. 16, 1922, in Logansport to Otha E. EYTCHESON, who survives.
Surviving along with the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Marshall (Margaret) NIELSON, Anchorage, Alaska; one son, Robert EYTCHESON, R.R. 6, Rochester; two brothers, Lawrence ULERICK, Twelve Mile, and Frank ULERICK, Bunker Hill, and six grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Davidson chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Walter Peterson
Walter PETERSON, 54, died Wednesday night at the Logansport state hospital following a short illness.
Born Dec. 31, 1906, in Newcastle township, he was the son of Charles J. and Katie MICKEY PETERSON. He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are three brothers, Clarence and Ransford [PETERSON], both of Rochester, and Joe [PETERSON], Mentone; and two sisters, Mrs. Jay (Mary) LONG, Rochester; and Mrs. Raymond (Ruth) ROGERS, Tippecanoe. One sister, Agnes [PETERSON], and two brothers, Frank and Boyd [PETERSON], preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be at the Johns funeral home in Mentone at 10 a.m. CST Saturday. The Rev. Ermil NORMAN will officiate, assistd by the Rev. Harold DISKELL. Burial will be at the Sycamore cemetery near Mentone. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Otto F. Deppe
Otto F. DEPPE, 66, a native of Germany, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient the past six weeks.
Born in Germany on Oct. 23, 1894, Mr. Deppe emigrated to America in March, 1923. He moved from Chicago to his farm two miles south of Fulton 17 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, the former Franziska KUBLOCK, who also is a patient at Woodlawn hospital with a fractured hip sustained last September. There are no other immediate survivors.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Delmar KRUEGER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call after noon Friday.

Friday, February 10, 1961

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Saturday, February 11, 1961

Mrs. Albert Redinger
Mrs. Albert REDINGER, about 70, 1031 Elm street, was found dead about 7:25 a.m. today at her home. Indications were that she suffered a heart attack. She had a history of heart trouble.
City police and Coroner Dr. Howard ROWE were investigating.
A coal truck driver discovered Mrs. Redinger's body as he arrived to make a coal delivery. She was lying face down on the back porch and apparently had just come from the coal bin. An overturned coal pail was beside her right hand.
A neighbor said Mrs. Redinger last was seen Thursday. No lights were noticed in her home Friday night.
Police said all the doors and windows to the house were locked from the inside.
Two sons and two daughters reportedly are among the survivors. Mrs. Redinger was a widow.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, February 13, 1961

Ralph Anspaugh
Ralph ANSPAUGH, 59, of Angola, passed away at his home there Saturday evening as the result of a sudden heart attack. He had not been in ill health. He was a brother of Mrs. Hugh A. BARNHART of Rochester.
Other survivors are two brothers, H. G. and C. H. ANSPAUGH, both of Angola. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon.

David S. Rans
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Fisher funeral home at Logansport for David S. "Ribby" RANS, 63, 510 Ohio street, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 8:45 p.m. Saturday after suffering a heart attack.
The Rev. H. H. HEISHBERGER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Jan. 7, 1898, in Wayne township, Mr. Rans was the son of Isaac and Mary Elizabeth MARSH RANS. He had been employed at the Travis Implement store in Rochester for the past 13 years, formerly residing at Kewanna.
His wife, the former Ruby CLAYBURN, is the only survivor. They were married June 17, 1957, at Logansport.

Florence Redinger
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Mrs. Florence REDINGER, 70, who died of a heart attack at her home, 1031 Elm street, about 3 p.m. Friday.
Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, established approximate time and cause of death following discovery of Mrs. Redinger's body about 7:25 a.m. Saturday. She was fatally stricken on the back porch while bringing in coal from the bin. Mrs. Redinger had been ill with a coronary condition for several years.
Born Aug. 18, 1890, near Talma, she was the daughter of Steven and Julie FEECE MATTHEWS. She had spent her entire life in this county. Her marriage was Nov. 25, 1910, at Rochester to Charles Albert REDINGER, who preceded her in death Feb. 15, 1954. Mrs. Redinger had attended the Talma Christian church.
Surviving are five daughtes, Mrs. Gladys THOMAS, Rochester; Mrs. (Evadean) AULT, Rochester; Mrs. Merle (Hilda) SRIVER, Rochester; Mrs. Alfred (Annabelle) UTTER, Wabash; Mrs. Ralph (Zanna) MADARY, Rochester; two sons, Lloyd and Wayne [REDINGER], both of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Harley MATTHEWS, Roy MATTHEWS and Gail MATTHEWS, all of Rochester, and Oliver MATTHEWS, Oregon. Preceding her in death were one daughter and one brother.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funerla home.

Minnie Deacon
Mrs. Minnie DEACON, 92, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the Alfran nursing home east of Warsaw where she had resided the last six years.
Born May 16, 1868, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Samuel and Emma BELDON. Her marriage was in 1885 to Elmer DEACON, who died in 1934.
Mrs. Deacon was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are one son, Earl DEACON, R.R. 2, Argos; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel CORL, Mansfield, O.; three grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. One son, Lloyd [DEACON], died in 1942.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Nora P. Zechiel
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Burr Oak Church of God for Mrs. Nora Pearl ZECHIEL, 76, who died at 11:15 p.m. Friday at her home southeast of Culver on Ind. 110. She had been ill the last 11 months.
Born Oct. 26, 1884, at Edison, Neb., she was the daughter of Simon and Nancy VOREIS HATTEN and had spent almost her entire life in the Culver community. She was married June 29, 1904, at Culver to Jesse E. ZECHIEL, who survives.
Mrs. Zechiel was a member of the Burr Oak Church of God, teaching a Sunday school class there for over 40 years. She was a past president of the Ladies Aid Society of the church and held office for 20 years in the state conference of the Church of God.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two daughters, Miss Marguerite ZECHIEL, at home, and Mrs. Eldon (Elizabeth) DAVIS, Culver; one son, Ferris ZECHIEL, Culver; four grandchildren; three brothers, George HATTEN, Hobart; D. HATTEN and Arthur HATTEN, both of Culver and two sisters, Mrs. Clifford (Blanche) LOSER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Nellie CLIFTON, Culver.
The Rev. Warren SORENSON officiated at rites, and burial was in the Culver cemetery. The Easterday funeral home was in charge.

Lem Hamilton
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. CST (1:30 p.m. EST) Wednesday at the Silver Creek church for Lem HAMILTON, 78, R.R. 1, Silver Lake. Mr. Hamilton died at his home at 12:30 p.m. Saturday after an illness of six months.
He was born Feb. 22, 1882, in Paulding county, Ohio, to Thomas and Samantha MILLER HAMILTON. He had resided in the Silver Lake area for the last 65 years. He was married June 29, 1901, in Warsaw, to Ada MAY, who survives.
Mr. Hamilton was a retired farmer and a member of the Silver Creek church.
Surviving along with the widow are five daughters, Mrs. Walter (Goldie) BOWMAN, Disko; Mrs. William (Mary) CASSIDY, Rochester; Mrs. Carl (Hilda) DOUB, Silver Lake; Mrs. Gordon (Lillie) HERENDEEN, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Frank (Charlotte) BUCHER, Silver Lake; four sons, Ezra [HAMILTON], Roann; Delbert [HAMILTON], Silver Lake; Glen [HAMILTON], Wabash, and Gerald [HAMILTON], Claypool; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary BERKEY, Arkansas, Texas; Mrs. Lula MILLER, Goshen; and Mrs. Treva ENGLE, Washington, ilton, Nappanee. [sic]
The Rev. Victor YEAGER will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 14, 1961

Max J. O'Blenis
Max J. O'BLENIS, 53, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Monday at 7:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been hospitalized since severely injuring his arm in a cornpicker accident last Dec. 27 on his Richland township farm.
Born Oct. 7, 1907, at Fairmount, he was the son of John and Cora BECK O'BLENIS. A farmer, he had spent most of his life in the Grandview community and was a member of the Grandview E.U.B. church.
His marriage was at Rochester on Oct. 19, 1929 to Eva L. STANLEY, who survives. Other survivors are one son, Loy Max [O'BLENIS], Plymouth, and one granddaughter. His parents, one brother and twin children, a son and daughter, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Grandview E.U.B. church with the Rev. Richard JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here between 9 a.m. Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. Thursday and at the church an hour before the hour of the service.

Wednesday, February 15, 1961

Cornelia Blue
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Cornelia MOORE BLUE, about 70, Fort Wayne, a former Rochester resident and a graduate of Rochester high school. Mrs. Blue died Monday morning at her home in Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Blue is the cousin of Robert MOORE, Mrs. A. B. SHORE, Homer MOORE and Levi P. MOORE, all of Rochester. Her husband, Charles BLUE, and two daughters also survive.
Services will be conducted Thursday at 9 p.m. CST at the McComb funeral home in Fort Wayne.

Thursday, February 16, 1961

Almeda Powell
Mrs. Almeda POWELL, 93, R.R. 1, Rochester, died this morning at 8:15 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Folen PUTMAN, R.R. 1, Akron. She had been ill for the last five years and serious for the last four months.
She was born June 21, 1867, at Greentown, Ind., near Kokomo, to Christian and Susan DAWALD SMOKER. She had resided at her home one and half miles east of Green Oak for the past 69 years. She was married April 20, 1889, at Macy, to Oliver POWELL, who died in 1952.
Mrs. Powell was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Ruth May SOPHER, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Folen (Marie) PUTMAN, R.R. 1, Akron; one son, Ferman POWELL, R.R. 1, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma BURKETT, R.R. 5, Rochester; and two brothers, Albert and Charles SMOKER, both of R.R. 1, Akron. The parents, one sister, two brothers, the husband and one grandchild preceded in death. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Pleasant Hill church, southwest of Akron, at 2 p.m. Sunday with church pastor Ronald HARSHMAN officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call the residence aftr 10 a.m. Friday until 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Bruce L. Glaze
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. CST Saturday at the Akron Church of God for Bruce L. GLAZE, 27, R.R. 1, Macy, who was killed in a two-truck crash near Chicago at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Glaze was driving a truck belonging to the Lewis Salvage company, Akron, when the accident occurred. Elmer LEWIS, owner of the company who was driving a truck ahead of Glaze at the time of the wreck, said he slowed his own truck for traffic.
Glaze passed Lewis truck as Lewis slowed, struck a coal truck and turned over. The driver of the coal truck had stopped his vehicle to pick up a shovel which had fallen from it. The coal truck was damaged but the driver was unhurt.
Glaze was pinned in the wreckage of the truck he was driving. He died of a crushed chest en route to a Chicago hospital. Glaze and Lewis were taking batteries to Chicago when the accident occurred. It happened on the Calumet expressway south of Chicago.
Mr. Glaze was born Aug. 11, 1933, at Akron, to Leo and Daisy SCHRADER GLAZE and had spent his lifetime in the Akron area. He was married Jan. 21, 1954, at Peru, to Wilma NICODEMUS, who survives. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict.
Surviving along with the widow ar two sons, Michael and James [GLAZE], both at home; the mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Allen DAVIS, Akron; one sister, Mrs. Helen CREVISTON, Lafayette; and one brother, William GLAZE, Peru. The father and one brother preceded in death.
The Revs. William SHEWMAN and Harold CONRAD will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home after noon Friday until noon Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Joan M. Mercer
Mrs. Joan Myrtle MERCER, 64, a resident of the Green Oak community, died Wednesday at 6:40 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of four weeks.
Born July 10, 1896, at Kendallville, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Estelle FINLEY. She was married Sept. 1, 1924, in Whting to Fred S. MERCER, who survives.
Mrs. Mercer had lived in this community since moving from Whiting in 1935. She was a practical nurse, a member of the Home Circle club, Green Oak community club and the First Christian church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Virginia MICHAEL, Rochester, and Mrs. Everett (Dorothy) BUSENBURG, Mentone; three step-daughters, Mrs. John (Clarabelle) ENGLE and Mrs. Charles (Julia) CLARK, both of Whiting, and Mrs. Robert (Lois) MATHIAS, Booneville, Cal.; two stepsons, E. Wilson MERCER, Rochester, and Cecil MERCER, Schererville; twenty-one grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian church, with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after Friday noon.

Friday, February 17, 1961

Anna M. Wallskog
Mrs. Anna Mariana WALLSKOG, a native of Sweden, died at 10 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been admitted at noon. Mrs. Wallskog, 90, had lived in Grovertown until six years ago, when she moved to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Arnold HIETANEN, R.R. 1, Rochester.
Born in Torboda, Sweden, on Sept. 25, 1870, she was married in that country to John Julius WALLSKOG, who prceded her in death. The couple came to this country following their marriage.
She was a member of the St. John Lotheran church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hietanen, Mrs. Selma HILL, Osceola, and Mrs. Ruth DIPERT, Chicago; three sons, Nestor [WALLSKOG], Culver; Arvid [WALLSKOG], Chicago, and George [WALLSKOG], French Lick; a brother and sister in Sweden; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the St. John Lutheran church with the Rev. Delmar KRUEGER officiating. Burial will be in the Grovertown cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 18, 1961

John H. Russell
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for John H. RUSSELL, 88, retired farmer, who died Friday afternoon at South Bend Memorial hospital. He resided at 510 East Fourth street.
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 after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Russell had been in ill health several months and in the hospital for three weeks.
Born near Fulton on Dec. 2, 1872, he was the son of William and Ellen HERROLD RUSSELL. A resident of North Dakota from 1901 until 1944, he had resided in Fulton county for the past 17 years.
Surviving are two nephews, Marion SEVERNS, Rochester, and Orville SEVERNS, South Bend, and two nieces, Mrs. Hertha GRAEBER and Mrs. Oral KINDIG, both of Rochester.

Monday, February 20, 1961

Katherine Bligh
Funeral rites were conducted Friday in Logansport for Mrs. Katherine BLIGH, 85, former Rochester resident who died Wednesday night at the Pewee Valley hospital in Louisville, Ky., after a three-year illness.
Mrs. Bligh and her husband, the late Martin BLIGH, formerly owned several farms west of the city.
Burial was in the St. Vincent's cemetery at Logansport.
Mrs. Bligh was a native of Logansport. Her hsband died April 5, 1929.
Surviving are three sons, two daughters, twelve grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

Lydia Ann Jones
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Easterday funeral home at Culver for Mrs. Lydia Ann JONES, 80, Delong, who died Friday at the Miller nursing home here. She had been ill several years.
The Rev. Theodore ROBERTS of Leiters Ford will officiate at rites and burial will be in South Germany cemetery near Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Lauren county, Ky., on Feb. 12, 1881, Mrs. Jones had lived in the Delong community for 40 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gordon CROOK, London, Ky.; Mrs. John DECKER, Escondido, Cal.; and Mrs. Raymond KREISCHER, Delong; one son, Roland [JONES], Delong; one sister, Mrs. Minnie WYATT, London, Ky.; nine brothers, Bill and Ben O'DELL, both of Crawfordsville, Ernest, Frank, Ed and Simon O'DELL, all of South Bend; Lester and Donald O'DELL, both of Rochester, and Leonard O'DELL, California; seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Charles Flagg
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Hoover and Miner funeral home in Wabash for Charles FLAGG, 52, Wabash, a former Rochester resident. Mr. Flagg died at his home in Wabash at 10 a.m. Monday.
The Rev. Carroll PETRY will officiate at the services, and burial will be a the Fall cemetery in Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, February 22, 1961

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Thursday, February 23, 1961

William G. Moon
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at South Bend for William George MOON, 52, a resident of that city and a descendant of a pioneer Rochester family.
Mr. Moon died at 6 p.m. Wednesday after an illness of four weeks.
His paternal grandparents were George and Jane MOON, pioneer Rochester residents. Surviving are the widow, the former Mercedes SWETT, South Bend, whom he married in 1926; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel V. MOON, South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth MICHALSKI, Los Angeles; three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Charles COUGHLAN, Los Angeles.
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Forest G. Hay funeral home, 1201 South Michigan street, South Bend, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday. In charge will be the Rev. Van W. HICKLEY. Burial will be at South Bend.

Friday, February 24, 1961

Walter Carr
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Combs funeral home in Coral Gables, Fla., for Walter CARR, 47, a former Fulton county resident, who died suddenly of a heart attack Thursday at his Coral Gables residence.
Mr. Carr was born Dec. 29, 1913, in Fulton county, to Ray and Ruth CARR. He was a 1931 graduate of Argos high school and had resided in Florida since 1941.
Surviving along with the widow are three sons, Ronald [CARR], Ft. Bragg, N.C.; David [CARR], Great Lakes, Ill., and Walter [CARR], Jr., at home; one daughter, Brenda [CARR], at home; the mother, Mrs. Ray (Ruth) CARR, R.R. 3, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. William (Helen) SLEMONS, Bourbon; and Mrs. Charles (Irene) MYERS, R.R. 3, Argos; and two brothers, Harry [CARR], Argos; and Samuel [CARR], Plymouth. The father preceded him in death.

Saturday, February 25, 1961

Chester Morris
Chester MORRIS, 80, died at 10 p.m. Friday in the Miller nursing home here following a long illness. He had been seriously sick the past two weeks.
Born May 3, 1880, near Akron, he was the son of Monroe and Amanda WHITTENBERGER MORRIS. He was married Oct. 31, 1903, near Roann, to Mamie HARMON, who died in 1942. Mr. Morris had spent his life in the Akron community.
He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ellis (Treve) KLEIN, Akron; Mrs. George (Mildred) KLEIN, Roann; and Mrs. Hyder (Arlene) TODD, Peru; one son Don [MORRIS], Claypool; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lou CONNER, Akron; Mrs. Owen MALADY, South Bend, and Mrs. Clifford TILLETT, Michigan City; and six brothers, Joe [MORRIS], Roann; Jim [MORRIS], Argos; Roy "Jack" [MORRIS], Akron; Fred [MORRIS], Florida; Walter [MORRIS], Mishawaka, and Robert [MORRIS[, Plymouth. Two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in he 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 10:30 a.m. Sunday until noon Monday and at the church prior to the service.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Doering
Mr. and Mrs. Dale DOERING, Atescola, Texas, former residents of Rochester, were killed about 7:30 p.m. Friday in a train-car wreck at Monterey, Mexico.
Doering was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover DOERING, Akron, and Mrs. Doering was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean AULT of Rochester.
Doering formerly operated Doering's Radio and Television Sales and Service here for his brother, Ray DOERING of Akron. The Doerings moved to Texas about one and one-half years ago.
The bodies will be brought back to Rochester, and funeral services are pending.

Monday, February 27, 1961

Ernest Unger
Final rites will be conducted at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton at 1 p.m. Tuesday for Ernest UNGER, 45, Detroit, Mich., who died in Detroit at 5:45 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. Unger was born Aug. 8, 1916, in Wisconsin, to Edgar and Elizabeth HOOVER UNGER. He had lived in Detroit for the past 20 years.
Surviving are one son, Floyd [UNGER], at home; three brothers, Walter [UNGER], Lucerne; Eldon [UNGER], Plymouth; and Paul [UNGER], Holland, Mich.; four sisters, Mrs. Lavone SCHELEGEL, Detroit; Mrs. Lois SANDOU, Fling, Mich.; Mrs. Bertha BUECHER, Detroit; and Mrs. Helen ROBINSON, Peru.
The Rev. Arthur TRUEX will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Metea cemetery.

Mary E. Southerton
Mary Eva SOUTHERTON, 83, Macy, died at her residence in Macy at 12:25 a.m. today after an illness of two weeks. She had resided in the Macy community for her entire life.
Mrs. Southerton was born Feb. 5, 1878, in Macy, to Frank and Sarah HARTMAN. She was married Nov. 11, 1895, in Rochester, to George SOUTHERTON, who died in 1957. She was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Darius (Carrie) JENKINS, Rochester; Mrs. Ray IElvie) ZARTMAN, Macy; and Mrs. Leroy (Cecil) FROBISH, Onarga, Ill.; three sons, Clifford [SOUTHERTON], Macy; Ray [SOUTHERTON], Indianapolis; and Lee [SOUTHERTON], Akron; one brother, Esta HARTMAN, Macy; eleven grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Macy Christian church with the Rev. Scottie WEBSTER officiating at the service. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery in Macy.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today and until noon Wednesday. The body will lie in state for one hour at the church prior to services.

Alys Louise Doering and
Dale Willis Doering
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Church of God for Mr. and Mrs. Dale DOERING, former Rochester residents who were killed in a car-train crash in Monterey, Mexico, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Doerings resided in Atascosa, Texas.
At the time of the fatal accident the Doerings were taking a group of high school Spanish students on a field trip to Saltillo, Mexico. Three students, two girls and one boy, were riding with the Doerings. The two girls also were killed but the boy was uninjured. They were hit by the train at an unmarked crossing as they were leaving Monterey.
Mr. Doering was a 1950 graduate of Beaver Dam high school. He had operated the Doering Radio and Television Sales and Service in Rochester for his brother, Ray [DOERING], until moving to Texas a year and one-half ago. He was a graduate of the Commercial Trades Institute, a technical school in Chicago.
For the last year and one-half the Doerings had lived in Atascosa, Texas, where Mr. Doering operated his own radio and television service and Mrs. Doering taught Spanish, English and commerce in the Southwest Bend high school of Atascosa. Both were active in youth work of the Somerset Church of God Mission church near their home.
Mrs. Doering was a 1955 graduate of Akron high school and a 1959 graduate of Manchester college.
Dale Willis DOERING, 28, was born July 2, 1932, in Kosciusko county to Grover and Emma (BEHRMAN) DOERING. Mr. and Mrs. Doering were married Dec. 18, 1955, at the Akron Church of God. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover DOERING, R.R. 2, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Jay (Betty) COBY, Beaver Dam lake; and Mrs. Eldon (Mary) RHINEHOLD, Mishawaka; three brothers, Don [DOERING], Warsaw; Raymond [DOERING], Akron; and Russell [DOERING], Okinawa, Japan.
Alys Louise AULT DOERING, 23, was born July 27, 1937, in Athens, to Dean and Freda BALLENGER AULT. She was a school teacher by occupation and a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean AULT, Athens; one sister, Jill AULT, a student at Indiana State Teachers collegte at Terre Haute; five grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph AULT, Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin BALLENGER, R.R. 2, Rochester; and Mrs. Herbert RIGGLE, Akron.
The Revs. Harold CONRAD and D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Athens cemetery.
Friends may call at the Tom Haupert funeral home after noon Wednesday and until noon Thursday and at the church for one hour prior to the services.
The family asks that remembrances, other than flowers, be made in the form desired by friends.

Joseph W. Bergman
Funeral services were conducted today at Souh Bend for Joseph W. BERGMAN, 78, a resident of that city and a brother of Francis BERGMAN of Rochester. Burial was at Columbia City.
Mr. Bergman, a native of Plymouth, had lived in South Bend since 1917. He had been in the cleaning business, operating his own shop and working in others, until he retired 11 years ago. He died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at South Bend.
Also surviving are the widow, the foemer Josephine FRIES, whom he married in Columbia City June 25, 1912; a sister, and three other brothers.

Tuesday, February 28, 1961

Leroy F. Paul
Funeral services will be conducted early Thursday afternoon at the Krauspe funeral home, 3905 North Lincoln avenue, Chicago, for Leroy Frank PAUL, 66, 1027 East Ninth street, who died at 8:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient there 12 days.
Mr. Paul, who retired six months ago as sales manager for the Topps Garment company, has lived in Rochester for the last 12 years, with the exception of two years with his company in Kentucky.
He was born Feb. 8, 1895 in Rock Island, Ill., to Frank and Cora PAUL. On April 28, 1917, in Chicago, he was married to Mae C. LARSON, who survives.
A World War I veteran, he was a member of the Last Man's club and the World War I Veterans in Chicago.
Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Marion) RIETZ, Newark, O., two sons, Richard and Robert [PAUL], both of Chicago; four grandchildren, and two brothers, A. C. PAUL, Deerfield, Ill., and Frank [PAUL], Winnetka, Ill.
The pastor of the Joyce Methodist church, Chicago, will officiate at the funeral, and burial will be in the Graceland cemetery there.
Mr. Paul will rest at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here until Wednesday noon, when he will be removed to Chicago. Friends may call at Zimmerman Brothers after 7 p.m. today.
The family asks that remembrances, other than flowers, be made in the form desired by friends.

Wednesday, March 1, 1961

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Thursday, March 2, 1961

Norman W. Ault
Norman W. AULT, about 21, Argos, was killed in a truck accident near Alexandria at 5 a.m. today. Ault was employed by the Nightway Transfer Co., of Chicago. Funeral arrengements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
Emma J. McCloughan
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. CST Saturday at the Silver Creek Church of God for Emma J. McCLOUGHAN, 68, who died suddenly of a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everett SHAFFER, Rochester, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. McCloughan's residence was in Palestine.
She was born June 2, 1892, in Kosciusko county, to Riley and Margaret WARREN SECOR and had spent her lifetime in that community. She was married June 10, 1906, in Warsaw, to Frank McCLOUGHAN, who died in 1950. Mrs. McCloughan was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Everett (Irene) SHAFFER, Rochester; Mrs. Amos (Minnie) ENGLE, Akron; Mrs. Lester (Elsie) ROBBINS, Columbia City; three sons, Albert, Maynard and Ben [McCLOUGHAN], all of Akron; twenty grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bert HATFIELD and Mrs. Frank SCOTT, both of Warsaw; and two brothers, Henry SECOR, Warsaw, and Sam SECOR, Burket. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
The Rev. Victor YEAGER will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today and until noon Saturday at the church one hour prior to services.

Friday, March 3, 1961

Clara Clemens
Mrs. Charles I. [Clara] CLEMENS, the former Clara BURNS, an ex-resident of Rochester, died Thursday at the I.O.O.F. home at Greensburg.
Funeral services have been set tentatively for 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Norman W. Ault
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Norman W. "Tiny" AULT, 21, Argos truck driver who was killed in an accident north of Alexandria Thursday morning. Mr. Ault was killed instantly when his truck crashed through a barricade at a construction site on Ind. 9 two miles north of Alexandria. The accident occurred at 4:47 a.m. Thursday. Mr. Ault's truck, carrying cheese and margarine from Chicago to Yorktown, burst into flames after the crash, but a coroner's report showed he died before the fire started.
He was born June 15, 1929, at Culver to Herman and Rose CROMLEY AULT and moved from Culver to Argos several years ago. He was employed by the Night Way Transfer company. His first marriage was to Corrine HARDESTY. In 1956 at Argos he was married to Lucille Fay SLAYTER, who survives.
Also surviving are five children, Danny, John and Roberta [AULT], all of Plymouth; Frederick Alen and Rosemary Fay [AULT], both at home; his mother, Mrs. Herman AULT, Argos; and four sisters, Mrs. Everett (Pauline) RUSSELL, Argos; Mrs. John (Margarete) HITTLE, Motley, Minn.; Mrs. John (Olive) McVEY, Knox, and Mrs. Lloyd (Irmadean) HOSIMER, Beech Grove. The father died in 1959 and a sister, Anna May WOOFERT, died in 1948.
The Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH, retiredf minister of Argos, will be in charge of the rites, and burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, March 4, 1961

Herman Dale
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Root funeral home in Michigan City for Herman DALE, 55, Michigan City, a former Rochester resident, who died in Michigan City Friday afternoon.
Survivors include the mother, Mrs. Agnes BANEY, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Charles SMITH, Rochester; Mrs. Dewey BIGGS, Rochester, and Mrs. Elzie TEEL, Denver; one brother, Allen DALE, Pomona, Cal; and one step-brother, Edgar BANEY, New Buffalo, Mich.

Clara Clemens
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Clara CLEMENS, 86, former Rochester resident who died at 5:30 a.m. Friday in the I.O.O.F. Home at Greensburg of a heart attack.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate at the rites, and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery near Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.
Death came suddenly to Mrs. Clemens, who had not been ill. She was a retired school teacher and had resided in Rochester and vicinity all her life except for the past eight years at the I.O.O.F. Home.
She was born in Fulton county on June 12, 1874, the daughter of John and Nettie BRYANT BURNS. She was married April 26,1926, in Rochester to Charles Irvin CLEMENS, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Clemens was a member of the First Baptist church and active in all its affairs, serving as a Sunday School teacher prior to her retirement.
Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Warren (Mary) BELZER, Chicago; three stepsons, Murrel and Robert CLEMENS, both of East Gary, and Kenneth CLEMENS, Gary.

Monday, March 6, 1961

Sanford Stevens
Sanford STEVENS, 61, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 6:15 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a five-month illness.
Born April 2, 1899, in Elliot county, Kentucky, he had lived in the Argos community since 1955. He was married April 10, 1925, at West Liberty, Ky., to Elizabeth HILL, who survives. His parents were Rufus and Renda ADKINS STEVENS.
Mr. Stevens was an employee for the town of Argos and a member of the Argos Apostolic church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are five daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Edna) ROBERTS, Hazard, Ky.; Mrs. Ronald (Ruby) BROCK, Culver; Mrs. David (Juanita) DUFF, Argos, and Bonnie Sue and Linda Lou [STEVENS], at home; six sons, Herbert, Hobart, Donald and Harold [STEVENS], all of Argos, and William and Sherman [STEVENS], both at home; eighteen grandchildren; one brother, Luther STEVENS, and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie ADKINS and Mrs. Beulah ADKINS, all of Morgan county, Kentucky.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with burial in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the fneral home.

August H. Jordan
Final rites will be conducted at the St. John Lutheran church here at 1 p.m. Thursday for August Henry JORDAN, 82, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday at the Miller nursing home. He had been a patient there for the last two years.
Mr. Jordan was born Jan. 17, 1879, in Bruch, Germany, to Godfried and Carolyn WORM JORDAN. He came to the United States at the age of four with his parents. He had resided in the Talma community for the last eight years, going there from South Bend. Mr. Jordan was married Sept. 8, 1906, at Bass Lake, to Rose KRUTZ JORDAN, who died in 1934.
He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Rochester St. John Lutheran church and the Lutheran Fraternity of America.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wilber (Eleonore) SLATES, Pewaukee, Wis.; one son, Walter JORDAN, R.R. 5, Rochester; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma HOFFMAN, South Bend; one brother, Emil JORDAN, South Bend and several nieces and nephews. One daughter, three sisters, three brothers and the parents preceded in death.
Pastor Delmar KRUEGER of the St. John Lutheran church will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Highland cemetery in South Bend.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.
The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be made by friends.

Otto R. Beery
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church for Otto Russell BEERY, 74, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, a short time after being admitted there. Mr. Beery had been in failing health for the last four months.
Mr. Beery was born March 24, 1886, in the Burton community, to Franklin and Jennie CONNER BEERY. He spent most of his life in the Burton community. He was married June 22, 1907, in Burton, to Carrie TYLER BEERY, who survives.
Mr. Beery was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church and the F. and A.M. Tipton lodge No. 33, Logansport, of which he had been a member nearly 50 years. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Retired Army officers in Washington, D.C.
Surviving along with the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Norman (Charlotte) HALL, Fanwood, N.J.; one son, Wayne BEERY, R.R. 4, Rochester; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. One daughter, two brothers and the parents preceded him in death.
The Rev. Theodore ROBERTS will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The Rochester F. and A.M. lodge also will conduct rites for Mr. Beery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Roy A. Coe
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Roy Alfred COE, 78, who died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday in his home at Lake Manitou. He had been ill the last year, seriously for two months.
The Rev. Ray E. MILLS will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the Washington Park cemetery at Indianapolis. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born July 16, 1882, at Connersville, Mr. Coe was the son of John and Arzella SMITH COE. He was married Dec. 17, 1910, at Rushville, to Evalena NEFF, who survives. The Coes moved here eight years ago from Indianapolis after his retirement as an employee of the Internal Revenue department.
He was a member of the Connersville Methodist church, Phoenix Masonic lodge at Rushville for over 50 years, Grand Council of Indiana of Royal and Select Masters, Raper Commandery No. 1 of Knights Templar at Indianapolis and Murat Shrine Temple at Indianapolis.
Besides his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were six brothers.
The Rochester F. and A.M. lodgte No. 79 will conduct services here, and the Rushville F. and A.M. lodge will conduct graveside services for Mr. Coe.

Polly E. Mullins
Funeral services were conducted today at the McCain funeral home near Denver for Mrs. Polly E. MULLINS, 67, Deedsville, who died at Woodlawn hospital here Saturday morning after a week's illness. The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiated, and burial was made in the Westlawn cemetery at Denver.
Mrs. Mullis was born in Harlan, Ky., on June 6, 1893, the daughter of Alex and Eliza CREECH MORRIS. She was married in 1920 at McWherter, Ky., to Emmit MULLINS, who survives. She had resided in the Denver and Deedsville communities 32 years, moving there from Kentucky.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Estelle HARRIS, Sabena, O., and Miss Mayola MULLINS, Florida; four sons, Ray [MILLINS], Logansport; Roy [MULLINS], Denver; Clyde [MULLINS], Winamac, and Claude [MULLINS\, at home; one sister, Mrs. Minnie BYRD, and one brother, Floyd MORRIS, both of Bernstadt, Ky., and eight grandchildren.

Tuesday, March 7, 1961

Louise M. Mitchel
Funeral services will be conducted at the Glant funeral chapel in Bremen at 2 p.m. Thursday for Mrs. Louise M. MITCHEL, 76, Bremen, who died at the Bremen Community hospital at 5:15 p.m. Monday following a stroke in her home. Mrs. Mitchel was born May 28, 1890, near Bremen, to Julius and Matilda HARLSTINE ZILLMER.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joseph KUCHEL, Rochester; Mrs. Raymond HIRSTEIN, Plymouth; Mrs. Ruben STANSBERRY, Plaine, Tenn; five sons, Robert [MITCHEL], Michigan; Raymond [MITCHEL], Bremen; Herbert [MITCHEL], Walkerton; Edgar [MITCHEL\, Osceola; and Harmen [MITCHEL], Bremen; two brothers, Albert and William ZILLMER, Bremen; ;one sister, Mrs. Pauline NEDDO, Bremen; twenty-five grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
The Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Bremen cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel after 7 p.m. today.

Ada D. Smith
Mrs. Ada D. SMITH, 73, died at 9 a.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Home in Greensburg. She had resided on East 14th street in Rochester until moving to the I.O.O.F. Home four and one-half years ago.
A native of Leiters Ford, she was born many 30, 1887, the daughter of William L. and Minerva Belle JOHNSON WILSON. Her marriage was Nov. 18, 1908, to Frank Ellsworth SMITH, who died April 22, 1937. Mrs. Smith had moved to Rochester in 1911 and resided here until going to the I.O.O.F. Home.
She was an active member of the Grace Methodist church, belonged to the Order of Eastern Star and was a past president of the state Rebekah Assembly.
Surviving are two sons, James E. SMITH, Santa Barbara, Cal., and Frank SMITH, Bloomington; a sister, Mrs. Alvah (Linnie) WALTERS, Rochester, and seven grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Kyle (Thelma) THOMPSON, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Claude YOUNG of Lafayette and the Rev. Ray MILLS of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The Rochester Rebekah lodge, in honor of Mrs. Smith, will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Sarah A. Kessler
Mrs. Sarah Alice KESSLER, 95, Culver, a former Fulton county resident, died at 2:45 a.m. today at the Landis nursing home in Argos where she had been a patient for several months.
Mrs. Kessler was born May 16, 1865, in Fulton county, and had resided in Culver for 61 years, going there from Fulton county. Her husband, Elihu KESSLER, died in 1921. She was a member of the Burton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dolyan WALKER, Culver; Mrs. Ina GRAY, Springboro, O., and Miss Fern KESSLER, Indianapolis; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ivan WALKER residence at 886 West Shore drive, Culver, with the Rev. Albert WELLS, of Flint, Mich., officiating. Burial will be made in the Hoover cemetery Athens.
Friends may call at the Walker residence after noon Wednesday. The Easterday funeral home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, March 8, 1961

Don Biddinger
Military services will be conducted Thursday afternoon for Don BIDDINGER, 69, San Diego, Cal., who died Saturday. Mr. Biddinger is a former resident of Leiters Ford. He was the son of Jesse and Elizabeth BIDDINGER.
Mr. Biddinger was a retired Army officer and had resided in California for the past 30 years.
Among the survivors are the widow; three daughters; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Carl BIDDINGER, Rochester, and Clyde BIDDINGER, East Chicago. Kermit BIDDINGER, a nephew, and Clarence HINTON, both of Rochester, flew to California to attend the services.

Thursday, March 9, 1961

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Friday, March 10, 1961

Howard Wolpert
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester for Howard WOLPERT, 76, North Manchester, a former Akron resident, who died at Wabash county hospital at 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Wolpert was born Oct. 10, 1885, in Fulton county, to Robert and Emma CLEVENGER WOLPERT. He was married Sept. 29, 1920, to Willodean SEBRING, who survives. He had resided in North Manchester for 20 years, going there from Akron.
He was a retired farmer and a former Akron town marshal.
Surviving along with the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Hildred BARBER, Toledo, O.; one son, John L. WOLPERT, North Manchester; one sister, Mrs. John (Mamie) THOMPSON, Akron; thirteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery in North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 11, 1961

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Monday, March 13, 1961

Ina May Knight
Ina May KNIGHT, 60, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday of a heart attack suffered in her home at Duck Landing on the west shore of Lake Manitou. Death came suddenly, for Mrs. Knight had not previously been ill.
Born May 10, 1900, at Forrest, Ind., she was the daughter of William and Laura HENDRICKSON JAMES. She moved to Lake Manitou in 1920 from Forrest. Her marriage was in 1920 to Jesse KNIGHT, who operates the landing at Manitou.
Surviving are one son, Ernest KNIGHT, Millark community; one daughter, Mrs. Myron (Kathryn) ALDERFER, Lake Manitou, presently a patient at Woodlawn hospital; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche WRIGHT, Forrest; Mrs. Zella FOUTZ, Texarkana, Ark., and Mrs. Gladys MYERS, Kokomo; and five brothers, Orla JAMES, Crawfordsville; Orville JAMES, Waynetown; Chester and Merrold JAMES, both of Tucson, Ariz., and Donald JAMES, South Bend.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. W. SYLER of the Rochester Assembly of God church in charge. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Etta Stogsdill
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru for Mrs. Etta STOGSDILL, 75, native of Fulton county, who died Sunday at Dukes hospital in Peru. She had resided in Peru the past 45 years.
Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Mrs. Stogsdill was a member of the E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul SPAULDING, Marion, and Mrs. Paul NELSON, Peru; nine grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and twelve great-great-grandchildren.

Lloyd Zent
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. CDT at the Mentone Baptist church for Lloyd ZENT, 77, Mentone, who died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for two days. He had been ill for two years.
Mr. Zent was born May 8, 1883, in Kosciusko county, to John L. and Orpha ANDERSON ZENT, and had spent his lifetime in the Mentone area. He was married in 1904 to Blanche AMES, who prceded him in death. He was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, Earl ZENT, R.R. 1, Mentone, and Orton ZENT, R.R. 2, Rochester; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Frank LADD, Warsaw.
The Rev. Irvin OLSON will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.
Friends may call at the Reed funeral home in Mentone until 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Nora O. Swayzee
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Nora O. SWAYZEE, 71, South Bend, a former Fulton county resident, who died at 3:10 a.m. today.
She died at the home of her son, Kenneth SWAYZEE, South Bend, where she had made her residence for the past nine years. Mrs. Swayzee had been ill for eight years.
She was born June 9, 1889, in Medaryville, to John and Maude DAVIS POISEL. She had lived in the Rochester and Kewanna vicinities before moving to South Bend. Her marriage was to Harry F. SWAYZEE, Nov. 22, 1910, at Rensselaer. Mr. Swayzee died in 1948. She attended the Weslyan Methodist church in South Bend.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Doris SWAYZEE, Rochester; two sons, Floyd SWAYZEE, Hyattesville, Md.; and Kenneth SWAYZEE, South Bend; two granddaghters; one sister, Mrs. Ethel HIGHT, Wheatfield, Ind.; one brother, Everett POISEL, Portland, Ore., and several nieces and nephews. The husband, one daughter and her parents preceded her in death.
The Rev. Layland SMITH of the South Bend Weslyan Methodist church will officiate at the services and burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funerla home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Cleveland A. Kindig
Cleveland Alfonse "Cleve" KINDIG, 74, died of a heart attack at 6 a.m. today in his home a half-mile north of Rochester on U.S. 31.
Born Sept 19, 1886, at Deedsville, he had spent his lifetime in this community. His parents were Charles V. and Hattie [BRYANT] KINDIG. His marriage was July 31, 1907, at Rochester, to L. Ethel EASTERDAY, who survives. Mr. Kindig, a carpenter, was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, Floyd [KINDIG], Rochester, and Virgil [KINDIG], Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, Oral KINDIG, Rochester; Roy KINDIG, Columbus, O., and Cleon KINDIG, San Francisco; and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence MIKESELL, Rochester, and Mrs. Cecil JONES, South Bend. Preceding him in death were one son, Charles [KINDIG], in 1928, and one daughter, Mrs. Franz (Pauline) HEINZMAN, in 1956. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, three of whom--Bela, Bondi and Fritz HEINZMAN--reside with the Kindigs, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, where the Rochester Masonic lodge will conduct committal services. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Robin Ann Dague
Robin Ann DAGUE, three and one-half month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard DAGUE, Burnham, Ill., died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at St. Catherine's hospital in East Chicago, Ind. Funeral services will be conducted at the Foster & Good funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 14, 1961

Mrs. Warren C. Conover
Mrs. Warren C. CONOVER, about 70, who resided on R.R. 1, Culver, near Leiters Ford, died this morning at 8 o'clock at Wesley Memorial hospital in Chicago. Funeral arrangements are pending, at the Easterday funeral home in Culver.
The family asks that remembrances, other than flowers, be made in the form desired by friends.

Robin Ann Dague
Final rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Robin Ann DAGUE, three and one-half-months-old daughter of Richard and Marjorie HARVEY DAGUE, Burnham, Ill. The infant died at 3:10 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine's hospital in East Chicago after a month's illness.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at the rites, and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Surviving are two sistes, Penny Sue and Teri Lee [DAGUE], both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George HARVEY, Rochester; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Walter CUNNINGHAM, Rochester; paternal grandfather, Archie DAGUE, Osceola; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard GRAVES, Rochester, and the maternal great-grandfather, Sam WINEGARDNER, Macy. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Margery Ullery
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth for Mrs. Margery ULLERY, 75, Plymouth who died at her home at 2:45 a.m. today after an illness of three months.
Mrs. Ullery was born Jan. 28, 1886, in Marshall county, to George and Sibilla JAMESON ROSS, and had spent her lifetime in Marshall county. She was married May 15, 1907, at LaqPaz, to Frank P. ULLERY, who survives. She was a member of the Center Church of the Brethren.
Surviving along with the husband are two sons, Lester [ULLERY], Rochester, and Raymond [ULLERY], Plymouth; two daughters, Mrs. Lelah HENDRY, Rochester; and Mrs. Dorothy MITCHELL, Plymouth; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
The Rev. Opal PENCE will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 15, 1961

Ida Mae Strebe
Ida Mae STREBE, 80, former Fulton resident, died at the Soldiers Home in Lafayette at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. They had lived at the home for two months and had been ill for four years.
She was born Jan. 14, 1881, in Monitor, Ind., to John and Mary Hester ELLIS DAVIS. She was married Jan. 1, 1902, in Dayton, Ind., to Edward STREBE, who died in 1924. She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Gladys CLEMENS, Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Luella GRAY, Mrs. Louise RHODES and Mrs. Helen SHRIVER all of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Ruth MATHIAS, Fulton, and Mrs. Hester ZIMMERMAN, Rochester; one son, Clifford STREBE, serving with the Army in France; two half-brothers, George DAVIS, Plymouth, and Walter DAVIS, Niles, Mich.; one half-sister, Mrs. Eva CRIPE, Logansport; twenty grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Final arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson chapel in Fulton.

Lutie Mae Conover
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Culver Masonic cemetery for Mrs. Lutie Mae CONOVER, 69, R.R. 1, Culver, who died Tuesday at Wesley Memorial hospital in Chicago. She had been a patient there for one month.
Mrs. Conover was born April 25, 1891, in Effingham, Ill., to Soran and Bertha LAWSON JOHNSON. She was married to Warren [Mason] CONOVER, who survives, in 1910 at Terre Haute. She had resided at her home near Leiters Ford since 1935.
She was a lifetime member of the Methodist church, the WSCS of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, the Aubbeenaubbee township New Idea club and the Rochester hospital auxiilary.
Surviving along with the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Helen Mae MORSE, Chicago; one son, Warren Clay CONOVER, Waukegan, Ill.; four brothers, Louis Jay JOHNSON, Coral Gables, Fla.; Harry L. JOHNSON, Culver, Julius M. JOHNSON, Bradenton, Fla.; and Clarence L. JOHNSON, Waukegan, Ill.; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
The Rev. Kendall SANDS of the Culver Methodist church will officiate at the graveside rites. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, March 16, 1961

James Hubeny, Sr.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's church at Kewanna for James HUBENY, Sr., 70, Kewanna, who died Tuesday night at the Wabash Railway Employees hospital in Peru.
The Rev. Father Matthew DRENNAN will officiate at rites, and burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery, Winamac. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where the rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight.
A retired C. & O. railroad employee, Mr. Hubeny was born in Bohemia on March 7, 1891, the son of Joseph and Anna HUBENY. He was married April 1, 1913, to Katherine PETERS and was a member of St. Ann's church.
Surviving are the wife; three sons, James [HUBENY], Jr., and Robert [HUBENY], both of Kewanna; Charles [HUBENY], Downers Grove, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

James F. Thomas
Funeral services were conducted today in Monrovia, Cal., for James F. THOMAS, 42, a former Rochester resident.
He was the son of William A. and Minnie FRITZ THOMAS.
Surviving are the widow, Norma HAKES THOMAS; one daugher and two sons, all at home; three brothers, Floyd and Paul THOMAS, both of Rochester, and Omer [THOMAS], of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Retheal CLINGER, California; and Mrs. Nellie BERGER, Argos. Five brothers and the parents preceded him in death.

Friday, March 17, 1961

Levi P. Moore
Levi P. MOORE, 71, 217 West Eighth street, died at 11:55 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient the last four weeks. He died of a heart ailment after an illness of two years.
Secretary of the Chester White Record assiciation for 27 years, Mr. Moore retired from that position Jan. 1, 1958.
He was born Aug. 21, 1889, in Rochester township, the son of Frank F. and Laura Virginia McMAHAN MOORE. He had lived in Rochester and vicinity his entire life.
On Aug. 8, 1912, in Rochester, he was married to Lillian HARDIN, who survives at home.
Mr. Moore became national secretary of the Chester White association in 1931 and also served from that time until 1958 as editor of the association's magazine, The Chester White Journal.
His father was the association's first secretary, beginning in 1907. Levi, James and Fred MOORE formed the Moore Brothers Publishing company and issued the first hog journal, then the White Breeders Compnion, in 1910. Mr. Moore was a life member of the Indiana Breeders association and had been associated with the Chester White breed since 18 years of age.
For 50 yers the national office of the association was located at 116 East Eighth street in The Sentinel building, moving last year one door west.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nicholas (Dorothy) PRESECAN, Rialto, Cal.; three grandchildren, Nicholas L. PRESECAN, Purdue university; Mrs. Marvin L. CHESHIRE, Pompano Beach, Fla., and Larry Steven MOORE, U.S. Navy; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert P. MOORE, and a sister, Mrs. A. B. (Reba) SHORE, both of Rochester.
A son, Guy R. MOORE, preceded him in death March 13, 1950, and a grandson, Phillip PRESECAN, died Sept. 8, 1953.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. The Rev. James SCHUMACHER will be in charge and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Jacob E. McFarland
Jacob E. McFARLAND, 47, Argos, died suddenly this morning of a heart attack at Parkview hospital, Plymouth. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery there.

Leonard D. Sherwood
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Culver Methodist church for Leonard Devane SHERWOOD, 27, Culver, who died Thursday at Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne of acute lukemia. He had been a patient there for four months.
Mr. Sherwood was born March 27, 1923, in Rochester, to Russell E. and Ruth SHERWOOD. He was married June 18, 1955, to Mary Jane WASHBURN, who survives.
He had been employed as a painter in Culver before his illness. He was a member of the Argos Army reserve unit, having served 16 months with the U.S. Army in Japan and Korea. He was a member of the Finney-Shilling VFW in Culver. He was a 1951 graduate of Argos high school.
Surviving are the wife; one son, Paul Edward [SHERWOOD], and one daughter, Julie Ann [SHERWOOD], both at home; the mother, Mrs. Masa NELSON, Rochester, and two brothers, Bill SHERWOOD, Argos, and Byron SHERWOOD, Hopkins, Minn.
The Rev. Paul HALBERT of the Argos Congregational Christian church, assisted by Rev. Kendall SANDS of the Culver Methodist church, will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Culver Masonic cemetery.
Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. today.

Ida Mae Strebe
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral chapel in Fulton for Ida Mae STREBE, 80, Fulton, who died Tuesday at the Soldiers Home in Lafayette.
The Rev. Melvin LIVENGOOD will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 18, 1961

Levi P. Moore
The Rochester Masonic lodge will conduct interment services at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here Monday for Levi P. MOORE, 71, who died at 11:55 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital after a two-year illness.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER in charge. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Moore, for 27 years national secretary of the Chester White Swine Record Association, had retired on Jan. 1, 1958. He also served that length of time as editor of The Chester White Journal, magazine of the Association, and maintained national offices of the swine record group in Rochester.
He had been a member of the Indiana State Fair Board for 24 years, serving under eight diffferent Indiana governors. He was chosen president of the Fair Board on two occasions and during his long tenure as board member was director of the publicity and amusements department.
Mr. Moore also had been president of the Indiana Livestock Breeders Association, president of the National Swine Record Association, which includes all breeds of hogs, and president of the National Livestock Breeders of the World.
A member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, he was a 32nd degree Mason who soon would have completed 50 years of lodge membership. He also belonged to the Murat Shrine temple in Indianapolis.
Mr. Moore also was a past president and member of the Rochester school board.

Jacob E. McFarland
Funeral rites will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Jacob E. McFARLAND, 47, Argos, who died at 6:30 a.m. Friday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a three-month heart illness.
Born Dec. 30, 1913, near Culver, he had lived in Argos for 20 years. His first marriage was to Virginia ALLEN, who died in 1953. His second marriage was in 1954 to Ruth TEETER, who survives. Also surviving, are a son, Terry [McFARLAND], and four stepsons, Malcolm and Edward FOUT and Eugene and Robert COWEN, all at home; a sister, Mrs. John ROBERTS, Knox; a half-sister, Mrs. Howard AULT, Rochester; three brothers, Eugene and Robert [McFARLAND], both of Culver, and Bennie [McFARLAND], Argos, and a half-brother, Bernard MILLER, Culver.
Mr. McFarland was a master mechanic and lathe operator at Bendix Aviation corporation in South Bend, a veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion and Argos Masonic lodge.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery, where the American Legion will have its services along with the Masonic lodge. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, March 20, 1961

Roy O. Nutt
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Kewanna Methodist church for Roy O. NUTT, 83, Kewanna, who died at his home Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Charles COOK and the Rev. Earl HEIMBERGER officiated. The Harrison funeral home of Kewanna was in charge.
Mr. Nutt, a retired farmer, was born Sept. 12, 1877, at Fowler, the son of William and Melvina LIPSCOMB NUTT. He was married in January, 1903, to Anna HANSON, who survives.
Mr. Nutt was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and the Kewanna Masonic lodge.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Violet SMITH, Kewanna; one son, Harold [NUTT], St. Louis; one brother, Oliver [NUTT], Alabama; one sister, Mrs. Grace NEWCOMER, Indianapolis; four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Mary Catherine Van Schoiack
Final rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Mary Catherine Van SCHOIACK, 50, R.R. 1, Culver, who died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been a patient in the hospital for six days and had been ill with a heart ailment for two years.
Mrs. Van Schoiack was born Jan. 1, 1911, at Mackinaw, Ill., to George and Della WARD. She was married in 1937 in Pensacola, Fla., to George Van SCHOIACK, who survives. She had lived in the Maxinkuckee area for the past 26 years, going there from Indianapolis.
She was a member of the Maxinkuckee church and the Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge.
Surviving along with the husband is one step-daughter, Mrs. LeRoy (Gladys) VOREIS, Bear Lake, Mich.
The Rev. Clyde BECKNER of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Washington cemetery, at Culver.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary Hopkins
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST) Tuesday at the Pentacostal Church of God, Silver Lake, for Mary HOPKINS, 78, R.R. 1, North Judson.
Mrs. Hopkins, a former Akron resident, died Sunday at 4:45 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martha BAILEY, where she had resided for the past three years. Mrs. Hopkins leaves a total of 231 decendants. She had been ill for the last four and one-half years.
Mrs. Hopkins was born Oct. 20, 1882, in Salyersville, Ky., to Royland and Evelyn MARSHALL ARNETT. She was married in 1901 in Prestonburg, Ky., to William HOPKINS, who died in 1958. She was a member of the Pentacostal Church of God in Silver Lake.
Surviving are eight sons, Harges [HOPKINS], Rensselaer; George [HOPKINS], Claypool; William [HOPKINS], Silver Lake; John [HOPKINS], Medaryville; Joe [HOPKINS], North Judson; Sam [HOPKINS], Silver Lake; Tom and Glen [HOPKINS], both of Akron; six daughters, Mrs. Bessie ENGLAND, Jackson, Mich.; Mrs. Leslie WADDLE, Columbus, O.; Mrs. Martha BAILEY, North Judson; Mrs. Grace VAUGHT, Huntington, and Mrs. Virgie SALYER and Mrs. Alice HUGHES, both of Winamac; one hundred seventeen grandchildren and one hundred great-grandchildren; two brothers, R.B. ARNETT, Fredville, Ky.; and Galen ARNETT, Jackson, Mich.; and one sister, Mrs. Cora BAILEY, Fredville, Ky. Two sons preceded in death.
The Rev. Aaron STANLEY, will officiate at the services and burial will be made in the Silver Lake cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 11 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to the services.

Mary B. Hamman
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru, for Mrs. Mary B. HAMMAN, 86, Peru, mother of Mrs. Dale ZIMMERMAN of Rochester.
Mrs. Hamman died at 3:20 p.m. Sunday at the Peru nursing home after an illness of five years.
The Rev. Avery MILEY will have charge of the funeral, and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 21, 1961

Harold E. Rans
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. EST at the Trinity Lutheran church at Richmond, Ind., for Harold E. RANS, 44, Richmond, a former Kewanna resident, who died Monday afternoon in a Richmond hospital after suffering a sudden heart attack.
Mr. Rans was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Roy RANS. He had been in instructor in the Richmond city school system for several years. He was a graduate of Kewanna high school. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church in Richmond.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Sandra and Sherry [RANS], both at home; seven brothers, Larry and Paul [RANS], both of Kewanna; Joe [RANS], Rochester; Raymond [RANS], Valparaiso; Hubert [RANS], Naples, Fla.; Lowell [RANS], Riverside, Cal.; and Roy RANS, Jr., Winamac; five sisters, Mrs. Helen WORL and Mrs. Virginia AGNEW, both of Kewanna; Mrs. Ethel STIPP and Mrs. Lorene WOOD, both of Valparaiso; and Mrs. Lois Gene BELL, Naples, Fla.
The Jones and Placke funeral home in Richmond is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Richmond.

Wednesday, March 22, 1961

Candace T. Zellers
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ireland Road Brethren church near South Bend for Mrs. Candace T. ZELLERS, 75, who died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Osteopathic hospital in South Bend. Mrs. Zellers, who resided in Clay township of St. Joseph county, had been ill since August.
The Rev. Gene WITZKY will officiate at rites and burial will be in Barnett cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call until 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hollis funeral home at South Bend and at the church until the hour of service.
Mrs. Zellers was born in Kewanna on Oct. 28, 1885, and in 1909 at Rochester was married to James ZELLERS, who died in 1945. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Margaret DUDECK and Miss Marjorie ZELLERS, both of South Bend; and Mrs. Georgia JOHNSON, Mishawaka; five sons, Murlen ZELLERS, Rochester; Arthur [ZELLERS], Kewanna; Ralph [ZELLERS], South Bend; Viron [ZELLERS], Crown Point, and Earl Fahler [ZELLERS], South Bend; thirty-two grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild [?] and three sisters, Mrs. Ruth SMITH, Kewanna; Mrs. Josephine TROUTMAN, Gary, and Mrs. Bess SCHIRM, South Bend.

Warren Estabrook
Funeral services were conducted today in Minneapolis, Minn., for Warren ESTABROOK, 59, Minneapolis, a former Rochester resident, who died of a heart attack Saturday while vacationing in Weslaco, Texas.
He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. J. ESTABROOK.
Surviving are his widow; two sister, Mrs. Ray BAKER, Rochester; and Mrs. Fay NEEDLES, Warsaw; one brother, H. ESTABROOK, Chisolm, Minn.; one daughter, Mrs. William SMITH, Minneapolis; one son, Donald ESTABROOK, California, and four grandchidlren.

Harold E. Rans
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. EST Thursday at the Trinity Lutheran church, Richmond, Ind., for Harold E. RANS, 44, a resident of that city, and former Kewanna resident.
Mr. Rans died Monday afternoon in a Richmond hospital after suffering a heart attack. Burial will be in Richmond.

Thursday, March 23, 1961

Samuel McKee
Samuel McKEE, 77, Argos, died at 6 o'clock this morning at his home following a cerebral hemorrhage. He is a former Fulton county resident.
Mr. McKee was born Aug. 14, 1883, at Bruce Lake, to Virgil and Lydia COSGROVE McKEE. He had resided in the Argos community since 1924, going there from Fulton county. He was married April 15, 1908, at Rochester, to Gertrude BROOKER, who survives. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving along with the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Orval (Helen) FOX, Argos; Mrs. Glenn (Sarah) WOLFE, South Bend; Mrs. Raymond (Kathryn) KOKKO, Glendale, Cal.; one son, Ermal McKEE, Plymouth; two grandsons; one great-grandson; two brothers, Reed McKEE, Plymouth; and Harve McKEE, Hammond, and one sister, Mrs. Retta PAXTON, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

George C. Cook
George Clyde COOK, 53, R.R. 1, Grovertown, died in his home at 4:30 a.m. today of a heat attack. His death came unexpectedly, although he had been in ill health recently.
Mr. Cook was part owner of Cook Brothers Furniture Stores at Rochester and Plymouth and of the House of Maple furniture store at Plymouth, managing the Cook Brothers store in Plymouth. He also was owner of the C. and S. Stamp company, a retail trading stamp business.
He was born Aug. 27, 1907, in Houghton, Mich. His marriage was at Portland, June 12, 1926, to Dorothy LaBelle McCLOSKEY, who survives. Mr. Cook was a member of the Grovertown E.U.B. church, was active in the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and former chairman of its retail merchants committee, and also was active in bowling league activity.
Surviving besides the wife, are the foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe COOK, Clifford, Ind.; four sons, Don [COOK], Rochester; Ed [COOK], Plymouth; and Richard and Fred [COOK], both of Grovertown; two daughters, Mrs. Lester LANE, Plymouth, and Joyce [COOK], at home; twelve grandchildren; two half-brothers, Raymond COOK, Columbus, and Luell COOK, Clifford; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn CLELAND, Grammer, Ind., and one half-sister, Mrs. Cresta MORRIS, Columbus.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Plymouth E.U.B. church with the Rev. C. R. HANEY of the Grovertown E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth and at the church an hour before the rites.

Emma E. Bitters
Mrs. Emma Evelyn BITTERS, pioneer Rochester resident who easily could recall local incidents of the Civil war days, died at the age of 98 years Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Pontius nursing home here. She had been a patient at the home the past two years, previously residing at 1216 Madison street.
The daughter of Samuel P. and Martha Ann SHELTON, Mrs. Bitters was born Oct. 18, 1862, six miles south of Rochester on what then was known as the Peru road. At the age of five, she moved with her parents into the Madison street home built by her father and in which she continued to live until her final illness. One of five children, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Schuyler Colfax SHELTON, John Henry SHELTON, William Harvey SHELTON and Horace Greeley SHELTON.
Her marriage was April 10, 1883, to Albert W. BITTERS. At that time, her husband was engaged in the printing and publishing business here with his father, Major BITTERS. Later, Albert Bitters became editor and publisher of The Rochester Daily and Weekly Republican, afterward serving as Rochester postmaster. He died in 1937.
Mr. and Mrs. Bitters had two children, Harry S. BITTERS, still residing at the Madison street address, and Mrs. Margaret Rose DILLON, Arlington, Va. Three nieces, one nephew, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive, her husband and two grandchildren preceding in death.
Mrs. Bitters was the oldest member of the Grace Methodist church, was a charter member of the Daughters of American Revolution, Manitou chapter, and a charter member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Steeped in the historic lore of both Fulton county and of Rochester, Mrs. Bitters delighted to recall such incidents in her early girlhood. Madison street was little more than a cowpath and the home built by her father on Madison street stood almost alone on a slight rise of ground known locally then as "Vinegar Ridge."
Mrs. Bitters remembered incidents occurring in Fulton county relative to the Civil War. She recalled that during her childhood the nearest trading center to Rochester was Logansport. Twice a year, a trip had to be made to that town by an ox team to purchase supplies.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 3:30 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 fneral home after 7 p.m. Friday. The Eastern Star will conduct its rites at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.

Frederick A. Norris
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fulton Baptist church for Frederick Arnold NORRIS, 44, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died of a heart attack at his home at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Norris was born March 6, 1917, in Fulton, to Hugh and Blanche STONE NORRIS. He spent most of his life in the Fulton area. He was married Feb. 5, 1950, in Decatur, Ill, to Marie CRANFORD, who survives.
Mr. Norris was an electrician by trade and a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving along with the widow are two brothers, Don and Laurence NORRIS, both of Rochester; one daughter, Judy NORRIS, Chicago; and one step-daughter, Marie HARROLD, R.R. 1, Claypool.
The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, assisted by the Rev. Lynford ORR, will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home, Fulton, after noon Friday.

Friday, March 24, 1961

James D. Foor
Funeral services will be conducted at the Peck funeral home in Wanatah at 2 p.m. Saturday for James D. FOOR, 64, LaPorte, a former Fulton county resident, who died at Community hospital in LaPorte at 7:55 a.m. Thursday.
Mr. Foor was born Dec. 28, 1896, at Macy, to Parlee and Essie SCHOOLCRAFT FOOR. He was married Feb. 18, 1950, to Helen ESSLINGER, who survives.
Mr. Foor was a member of the Westville lodge No. 192 F. and A.M. Past Masters association, Scottish Rite and the Orak temple, Hammond. He was also a member of the Allis Chalmers Senior league.
Surviving are the wife; one brother, Dennis FOOR, Rochester; four step-daughters, Mrs. Dorothy HEMINGER, LaPorte; Mrs. Lois WRIGHT, LaCrosse; Mrs. Virginia FOOR, LaPorte; and Mrs. Margey KEPCHA, LaPorte; one step-son, Melvin ESSLINGER, Rockfalls, Ill.; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
The Rev. Paul STEELE will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Westville cemetery. Masonic rites will be conducted at graveside.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 25, 1961

Marcia Lynn Damron
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Marcia Lynn DAMRON, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey DAMRON, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at birth Friday at 6 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving are the parents; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alex MASUNAS, Kewanna; the matrnal grandfather, William CONRAN, Kalamazoo, Mich.; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert DAMRON, R.R. 3, Rochester, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The Rev. Harry TERRY of the Rochester Church of the Nazarene, will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in Citizens cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m.today.

Manie A. Baker
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic church here for Manie A. BAKER, 78, R.R. 1, Rocester. Mr. Baker died at 2:10 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Dec. 10.
A retired farmer, Mr. Baker was born Oct. 31, 1882, in Winamac, the son of William and Mary GINDER BAKER. He had lived here the last five years, coming here from Thayer, Ind., where he had lived for 35 years. Previously he had resided at Winamac.
On Oct. 21, 1902, at Winamac, he was married to Mettie SCHRIVER. She died in 1953.
Mr. Baker, who had been retired for 20 years, had been ill seven years and in serious condition the last four months. He was a member of St. Theress church, Shelby, Ind., and the Maccabee lodge.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Agnes HUDDLESTON, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Frank BECKS, Chicago; Mrs. John HICKEY, Lucerne; Mrs. Henry SODENQUIST, Evergreen Park, Ill.; Mrs. George BENDA, Chicago; Mrs. Leon ROMINE, Rensselaer, and Mrs. Bernice KOWALCHUK, Evergreen Park, Ill.; two sons, Arthur [BAKER], Chicago, and Dale [BAKER], Hobart; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.
Father George LANNING will have charge of the funeral and burial will be in St. Peter cemetery, Winamac. The rosary will be recited at the Foster & Good funeral home here at 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Creamer Farry
Creamer FARRY, 54, 817 Jefferson street, died at his home this morning after a serious illness of two months' dration.
Mr. Farry had been bedfast for over 35 years, suffering from rheumatoidal arthritis. He was a native of Newcastle township, attended Wabash college and was an honorary member of the Kiwanis club.
Funeral services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, March 27, 1961

Creamer R. Farry
Last rites were conducted at 2:30 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Creamer R. FARRY, 57, 817 Jefferson street, who died at his home Saturday of pneumonia and arthritis complications.
The Rev. Ray MILLS officiated at the rites, and burial was made in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township.
Survifors are a brother, Charles FARRY, Mansfield, O., and a sister, Mrs. Harold FENSTERMACHER, Steger, Ill.
Although bedfast for over 35 years from the effects of rheumatoid arthritis, Mr. Farry had become well known in the community for his success in supporting himself. From his bed at his home, he prepared income tax reports, represented a cleaning firm and sold magazine subscriptions and greeting cards by telephone.
He was an honorary member of the Rochester Kiwanis club, which on March 15 presented him with a testimonial for "meeting the difficulties of his life so heroically and by his own courageous demonstration that the strength of the human spirit is unconquerable."
Born Jan. 24, 1904, in Newcastle township, he had spent his entire life in Fulton county. His parnts were Austin and Annie CREAMER FARRY Before being stricken with arthritis, he had attended Wabash college for a year. He also was a member of the Grace Methodist church and of the Indiana Society of Public Accountants.

Anna L. Alexander
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Anna Lee ALEXANDER, 87, former Rochester resident, who died Saturday in the home of her sister, Mrs. Ethel KENNARD.
Mrs. Alexander was city clerk for one term during her residence here and also had been deputy Fulton county clerk. She was born Jan. 29, 1874, at Kewanna, the daughter of Milton and Malvina HEINBERGER HILAND. Her marriage was in 1909 at Rochester to Vernon L. ALEXANDER, who died in 1925.
Mrs. Alexander had spent most of her life in Rochester and vicinity, residing at 428 West Seventh street here for many years. She had lived in Hammond since 1952. Death came after a long illness.
A retired seamstress, Mrs. Alexander was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Kennard, Hammond; three nieces, two nephews and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Pearl HILAND, Rochester.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD will officiate at funeral rites, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Anna M. Mowrer
Mrs. Anna Marie MOWRER, 42, mother of five children, died Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient the last three months. Mrs. Mowrer was the wife of the Rev. C. J. MOWRER, pastor of the Rochester Church of God. She had been in failing health the past year, seriously ill for three months.
Born at Denver, Ind., on Sept. 17, 1918, she was the daughter of William and Jessie BURKHOLDER KERSCHNER. A member of the Church of God and of the Akron Summit club and the Ladies Missionary Society of the church, she had resided at 106 West Third street for three years. Prior to coming here, the Mowrers had lived in Warsaw four years and previous to that in the Akron-Gilead communities.
Her marriage was Nov. 15, 1936, at Akron.
Surviving, besides the husband, are four daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Phyllis) DOWNING, Fort Wayne; Loretta, Martha and Lois [MOWRER], all at home; one son, Larry [MOWRER], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Cecilia) BUCK, Peru, and Mrs. Herman (Mabel) ELLSWORTH, Anderson; one brother, James KERSCHNER, Phoenix, Ariz., one half-brother, Delbert PENNY, Kewanna,a nd three grandsons.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, the Rev. Harold CONRAD and the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. The latter will represent the Rochester Ministerial Association. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at Servia, Ind.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and at the church an hour before the rites.
The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.
Alice I. Swick
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST) Tuesday at the Burket E.U.B. church for Alice I. SWICK, 73, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 6:45 a.m. Sunday. She had been ill for eight days after suffering a stroke.
Mrs. Swick was born Nov. 4, 1887, at Silver Lake, to W. C. and Jane ZELLERS BRADY. She was married in 1909 in Warsaw to Lyman R. SWICK, who survives. She was a member of the Fairview E.U.B. church.
Surviving along with the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Viola) FUNNELL, R.R. 2, Akron; two sons, Leonard and Orvall [SWICK], both of R.R. 2, Akron; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Sonora LEAK, Niles, Mich.
The Revs. Wayne JOHNSON and Lloyd OVERMYER will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to the services.

William Ruffing
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for William RUFFING, 81, a former Argos resident who died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lou Ann nursing home, Nappanee. For the last few years he had made his home at R.R. 3, Bremen.
Mr. Ruffing was born Feb. 2, 1880, in Walnut township near Argos, to John and Angeline SHEETS RUFFING. He was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic church at Plymouth. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Rose DUNLAP, Plymouth; Mrs. Louise DONLEY, LaPorte; one brother, Frank RUFFING, R.R. 2, Argos, and several nieces and nephews.
Father Thaddeus KWAK will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the old St. Michael's cemetery, Plymouth. Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, March 28, 1961

Tressie F. Tilden
Tressie F. TILDEN, 78, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for one year.
Mrs. Tilden was born Oct. 17, 1882, in Rochester, to Frank and Mary TIMMENS LANDIS. She had spent her entire life in the area. She was married Dec. 1, 1901, at Macy, to Herman A. TILDEN, who survives. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving along with the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Mary) WRIGHT, Rochester; three sons, Henry [TILDEN], Macy; Russell [TILDEN], Akron; and Zenthen [TILDEN], Rochester; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, William H. LANDIS, Toledo, O.; and one sister, Mrs. P. Von (Bessie) GRANT, Marion. One sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery southwest of Gilead.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 29, 1961

John H. Dawald
John H. DAWALD, 75, died today at 10:45 a.m. at his home, 1117 Madison street, after a two-year illness. Mr. Dawald had been bedfast for the past two months. Death was due to multiple carcinoma.
A retired farmer, Mr. Dawald was a former director of the Fulton County REMC and had been president of its board. He also was trustee of Liberty township for two terms and for 10 years was chairman of the Fulton County Farm Bureau. A member of the First Baptist church, he was a deacon of the church and a member of its building committee at the time of his death. He long had taken an ative part in community and civic affairs.
Born Sept. 25, 1885, in Liberty township, he was the son of Samuel H. and Sarah Ann ZARTMAN DAWALD. He was married Feb. 16, 1910, at the First Baptist church parsonage here to Estie M. ROBBINS, who survives. Mr. Dawald formerly resided 3 1/2 miles east of Fulton until moving to Rochester in 1949.
Surviving, besides the widow, are two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Shirley) NEWELL, Michigantown, and Mrs. Harold (Florence) MILLER, R.R. 6, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Viola COFFING; and two brothers, Benjamin F. DAWALD and Lyman DAWALD, all of Fulton; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and four foster grandchildren. Preceding him in death were one son, Robert J. [DAWALD], and two sisters, Mrs. Charles EBER and Mrs. Henry FISHLEY.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist church with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating, assisted by the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR of Delphi. Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday. The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be made to the cancer fund of their choice.

Thursday, March 30, 1961

[no obits]

Friday, March 31, 1961

Cora Norris
Mrs. Cora NORRIS, 88, Mentone, former resident of Newcastle township, died Thursday at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital here after a three-year illness.
Born in Kosciusko conty near Burket on April 27, 1872, she was the daughter of Burton and Margaret HIBSCHMAN TAYLOR. She had spent her entire life in the Mentone community, residing on a farm in Newcastle township until three years ago, when she moved to Mentone following the death of her husband, William NORRIS. Her marriage was on Sept. 19, 1896.
She was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Mary NORRIS, Mentone; Mrs. Omer (Grace) COX, Elkhart, and Mrs. Walter (Mildred) MORRIS, Fulton; one sister, Mrs. Dora RUSSELL, Rochester; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. CST at the Mentone Baptist church with the Rev. Irwin OLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call until noon Saturday at the Johns funeral home in Mentone and at the church until the hour of service.

Mantie Staley
Mrs. Mantie STALEY, 79, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 3:15 o'clock this morning at her Lake Manitou home. She had been ill since Tuesday. She had lived at Lake Manitou for the past 10 years, going there from Fulton.
Mrs. Staley was born Jan. 21, 1882, in Miami county, to Martin L. and Kathleen WARNER. She had lived most of her life in Fulton county. She was married Dec. 23, 1905, to William STALEY who died in 1949.
She was a former member of the Methodist church and had been active in the Fulton E.U.B. church for 25 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Inez SUTTON, Logansport, and Mrs. Madge FEECE, Donaldson; one son, Von STALEY, R.R. 1, Rochester; one brother, William WARNER, Louisville, Ky.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Richard KISTLER of Kokomo officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Stella Cross
Stella KING CROSS, last surviving sister of the late Dr. M. O. KING of Rochester, died this morning at a nursing home in Fort Wayne. Word of her death was received here by Mrs. M. O. KING.
Mrs. Cross was reared and educated in Fulton county but had spent her married life in Chicago. In recent years, she had resided with a niece, Mrs. Garland CLYMER, in Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be Monday at the Klache funeral home in Fort Wyne.

Saturday, April 1, 1961

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Monday, April 3, 1961

Doratha Swihart
Funeral rites were hle this afternoon at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru for Mrs. [Doratha] A. SWIHART, 81, Macy, who died Friday at St. Luke hospital in Denver, Colo. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
A native of Macy, she was born July 13, 1879, and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy L. SMITH, Denver, Colo. Her husband was the late George A. SWIHART.

Mrs. Emil Minger
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 9 a.m. EST at the Church of Holy Angels in Indianapolis for Mrs. Emil MINGER, 84, Indianapolis, who died Sunday morning at her home following a two-month illness.
Mrs. Minger spent her summers at the Eau Clair cottage on the east side of Lake Manitou. Friends may call at the Feeny funeral home, 28th and Northwestern, Indianapolis.

Dr. Mark M. Piper
Dr. Mark M. PIPER, 58, former Rochester physician, died Sunday at Methodist hospital in Gary. He had been a staff physician at Beatty Memorial hospital, Westville, for the last two years.
Dr. Piper had engaged in the general practice of medicine in this city for 12 years, from 1928-1940, having his offices above Baileys' Hardware during that period. He served as city health officer while residing in this city.
A native of Iowa, he graduated from the University of Iowa medical school in 1927 and returned to that state from Rochester to practice medicine. Following service in the Army medical corps as a captain, he practiced at New Castle and also served as Henry county coroner while there. Before joining the staff at Beatty hospital, he was health officer for Gary public schools 10 years.
He attended the First Presbyterian church at Gary and was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Surviving are the wife, the former Thelma MORRIS; one son, Mark Morris [PIPER], 5 1/2, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Karen) DeGOWIN, Chicago; and four brothers, Ray and John [PIPER], both of Danville, Ia.; Justice [PIPER] New London, Ia., and the Rev. Edward [PIPER], Albion, N.Y.
The Gary Masonic lodge will conduct its rites at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Williams and Burns funeral home, 645 Adams street, Gary, with regular services following. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove church cemetery at New London, Ia.
Friends may call at the funeral home after Monday noon until 10 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Selden J. Brown
Selden J. BROWN, widely-known Rochester attorney who had practiced law here 47 years, died at 71 years of age Sunday at 4:07 p.m. in his home at 1229 Pontiac street.
Death came after an extended illness that was serious for three weeks. Mr. Brown was senior partner and founder of the law firm of Brown and Brown, in which he was associated with his two sons.
Born on Oct. 9, 1889, at Walworth, near Rochester, N.Y., he was the son of Reuben T. and Emma BROWN BROWN. His marriage was at Ontario, N.Y., on April 1, 1914, to Grace M. MIDDLETON, who surives. The couple had attained their 47th wedding anniversary Saturday.
A completely self-taught lawyer, Mr. Brown came here from Frankfort in 1914 and opened a law office [NW corner Seventh & Main] above what now is Cook Brothers furniture store. He later had his office above the Racket clothing store, then above Taylor's shoe store, and, for over 20 years, above Camblin's furniture store, before moving to 118 West Eighth street in 1957.
His eldest son, Jesse [BROWN], joined the firm in 1938 after graduation from Indiana Law school at Indianapolis. His youngest son, Lawrence [BROWN], became the firm's third member in 1949, after graduating from Indiana university law school.
Mr. Brown's only previous partnership in his long career had been with Albert CHIPMAN, now a Plymouth attorney. The two men operated offices here and in Akron until Chipman was appointed judge of the Marshall circuit court when that county and Fulton county were divided into separate court districts. Mr. Brown also had shared legal offices with Fred McCLURG and the late Dale POENIX.
Mr. Brown had been prosecuting attorney for the Marshall-Fulton county district in the early 1920s and on many separate occasions had served as city attorney here. He also had been Fulton county attorney.
His incisive and perceptive mind had earned him an outstanding reputation in all kinds of legal work, particularly in his favorite role as a trial lawyer.
A member of the Indiana and Fulton County Bar Association, he was an ardent outdoorsman, was adept at all kinds of woodworking and was an accomplished self-taught painter.
Mr. Brown had been active only occasionally in law practice for the past two years.
Surviving, besides the wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Clayton (Edith) NICHOLSON, Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Conde (Ellamae) HOLLOWAY, Rochester, and Mrs. James (Grace) SHELTON, San Jose, Cal.; three sons, Jesse A. and Lawrence M. [BROWN], both of Rochester, and Walter J. [BROWN], Georgetown, S.C.; sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
The family, most appreciative of the many floral pieces already sent, suggests that if desired, further remembrances other than flowers be made to the charity of one's choice.
The Brown legal offices will be closed Wednesday for the funeral rites.

William Rice
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Walnut Church of the Brethren for William RICE, 75, R.R. 1, Argos, who died Friday at 6 p.m. at Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill for seven weeks following a stroke.
Mr. Rice was born May 21, 1885, in Allen county, to James P. and Febie WAGNER RICE. His first wife, Ida MERCHANT, died in 1938, and his second wife, Rose MARTINDALE, whom he married in 1941, died in 1957. He had resided in the Argos community for 28 years.
Surviving are three sons, James [RICE], R.R. 2, Argos; Glen [RICE], Rolling Prairie; and Robert [RICE], R.R. 2, Argos; eleven grandchildren, and one sister, Carrie MERCHANT, Greenwood.
The Rev. Eldon EVANS officiated at the services, and burial was in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery. The Umbaugh funeral home in Argos had charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, April 4, 1961 to Wednesday, April 5, 1961

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Thursday, April 6, 1961

Bertha B. Abottt
Mrs. Bertha B. ABBOTT, 81, South Bend, a former Rochester resident, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Virgil WHISMAN, South Bend, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Abbott was born Jan. 1, 1880, at Fulton, to George and Amanda COOK. She was married March 6, 1897, at Fulton, to Bert C. ABBOTT. She was a member of the First Evangelical U.B. church of Mishawaka.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Virgil WHISMAN, South Bend; three sons, Glenn and Arthur ABBOTT, both of Mishawaka, and Harold ABBOTT of Rochester; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Rose EYTCHESON, South Bend; and two brothers, Ray COOK, Detroit, Mich., and Lee COOK, Bradenton, Fla. One son, Leo [ABBOTT], died in 1935. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka with the Rev. Wilbur WILSON officiating. Burial will be made in the Southlawn cemetery in South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral [home].

Friday, April 7, 1961

Ida O. Edington
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Mrs. Ida Olive EDINGTON, 79, who died Thursday at the home of her son, Robert [EDINGTON], R.R. 3, New Castle.
The Rev. Harry TAYLOR will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
A resident of Kewanna most of her life, Mrs. Edington was born Nov. 2, 1881, in Benton county, the daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth JARVIS ROBERTS. She was married at Rochester Sept. 12, 1908, to Robert EDINGTON, who died March 3, 1922. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are the son, Robert; three daughters, Mrs. Clifford WILSON, R.R. 1, New Castle; Mrs. Earl FANSLER, Rochester, and Mrs Blake PLUMMER, Kewanna; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie CRAMER, Winamac, and Mrs. Ona OVERTON, Beaver, Ohio. Preceding her in death were seven brothers and three sisters.

Sidney Spice
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. CST Sunday at the Silver Creek Church of God for Sidney SPICE, 70, 314 Pontiac street, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 1:15 a.m. today from leukemia. He had been in the hospital only one day but had been ill for nine months.
Mr. Spice was born Oct. 6, 1890, at Sittingbourne, Kent, England, to Walter and Charlotte ANDREW SPICE. His was married to Hester ULLERY in Fort Wayne, Dec. 24, 1918. Mrs. Spice died in 1950. He had resided in Rochester since 1953, coming here from a farm near Akron.
He was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Akron American Legion.
Surviving are two sons, Clyde [SPICE], Rochester; and Don [SPICE], Silver Lake; three grandchildren; six brothers, Charles Henry, Archie, Alfred and Albert [SPICE], all of Fort Wayne, and Ronald [SPICE], Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Harry FOSTER, Sittingbourne, England. Ten brothers and sisters preceded in death.
The Rev. Victor YEAGER will officiate at the services and 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 Sunday.

Mrs. George Bolley
Mrs. George BOLLEY of Akron died at Woodlawn hospital at 11:25 a.m. today. The body was taken to the Haupert funeral home at Akron, where funeral arrangements are pending.

Bertha B. Abbott
Services for Mrs. Bertha B. ABBOTT, 81, South Bend, former Rochester resident, who died Wednesday in South Bend, will be conducted at the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Friends may call at the funeral home until time for services.

Saturday, April 8, 1961

Cleo Bolley
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron for Mrs. Cleo BOLLEY, 75, Akron who died at 11:35 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill six months.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.
Born Aug. 19, 1885, in Kosciusko county, she had spent her lifetime in the Akron community. Her parents were R. N. and Virginia ANDERSON JONTZ and her marriage was to George BOLLEY, who survives. She was a member of the Pollyanna club of Akron.
Besides the husband, she is survived by one son, Joe [BOLLEY], Akron, and two brothers, Ted JONTZ, Akron, and William JONTZ, Valparaiso.

Berniece M. Damron
Tragedy, which touched the life of Dewey DAMRON, 22, R.R. 3, Rochester, almost two weeks ago to the hour Friday, tore a second chunk out of it Friday afternoon. Damron's wife, Berniece Marie [DAMRON], 19, died instantly at 5 p.m. as the car in which she and her husband were riding flipped onto its top, throwing her out and crushing her beneath it.
At 6 p.m. March 24, the Damrons' infant daughter, Marcia Lynn, died at borth at Woodlawn hospital here.
There were no witnesses in Friday's accident, in which Mrs. Damron became the county's first traffic victim of 1961. According to state police and sheriff's department officers, who investigated, the Damrons were enroute to their home on Whittpprwill road, three miles north of Rochester.
They had turned west onto the county road in their 1954 Oldsmobile hardtop with Damron driving. Slightly less than a mile west of U.S. 31, and just 50 feet over the crest of a hill, Damron lost control of the vehicle. Police estimated his speed at the time at 65 miles an hour.
The car veered 180 feet across the road to the left, careened up a slight embankment and flipped onto its top. It clipped a utility pole belonging to the Fulton County REMC as it started to turn over, leaving the pole hanging by only one of its four-wire strand of power lines.
Damron, who apparently suffered only a bump on the head, was trapped inside the car. His wife, lying face down where she had been thrown, was pinned underneath it by the right leg.
Harold STOCKBERGER, who lives near the scene of the accident and heard the crash was the first to reach the car after it came to a halt. He summoned the sheriff's department, and officders called for an ambulance. Stockberger, sheriff's officers and passersby helped free Damron and lifted the one and one-half ton car off Mrs. Damron.
Their help was too late, according to Coroner Dr. Howard ROWE. Mrs. Damron died of multiple head and internal injuries and probably was dead even before the car's wheels had quit spinning, he said.
The Rochester fire department, which had been called by officers when they noticed a heavy aura of gasoline at the scene, put out a slight fire which started when the car was righted.
The grief-stricken young husband, unsettled by his injury and the tragic irony which robbed him of child and wife in two short weeks, disappeared shortly after coming back to the city. He returned to the ambulance which brought his wife's body to Woodlawn hospital here.
He went to the Rochester police station seeking help from local officers whom he knew personally, and they in turn took him to the hospital for examination of his own injuries.
Officers estimated the car a total loss, as being worthless and estimated damge to the utility pole at $100. Damage to a fence at the scene was not estimated, officers said no charges would be filed against Damron.
A native of Michigan, Mrs. Damron was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William CONRAN and was born in Harrisburg, Mich., on July 16, 1941.
Mrs. Damron attended the First Baptist church in Muskegon, Mich.
Surviving, besides the husband, are her mother, Mrs. Alex MASUNAS, Kewanna; her father, William CONRAN, Kalamazoo, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Beverly WHITEMAN, Kewanna; one brother, William CONRAN, Kewanna; five half-sisters, Janice, Darlene and Kathy MASUNAS, all of Kewanna, and Barbara and Judy CONRAN, Kalamazoo, besides aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Henry TERRY of the Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will be made in Ciizens cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Harold Ray Grossman
Harold Ray GROSSMAN, 55, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday in his home of a heart condition, from which he had suffered five years.
A former Past Master of the Rochester Masonic lodge, he was a member of the Rochester Order of Eastern Star, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, and a past high priest of the Royal Arch chapter of Rochester.
A retired fish culturist, he had been in charge of the state fish hatchery at Orland for eight years, and had been associated with the federal fish hatchery here.
Born April 20, 1905, on a farm west of Argos, he was the son of Charles A. and Sada HUGHES GROSSMAN. He was married at Argos on March 15, 1930, to Ruth MARTIN, who survives. He had lived in this community 18 years.
He was a member of the First Christian church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Jeri Rae [GROSSMAN], at home; his mother, Mrs. Sada GROSSMAN, Argos; four sisters, Mrs. Dale (Ruth) COX and Mrs. Melvin (Vera) IRWIN, both of Plymouth; Mrs. Albert (Esther) WHITE, Encino, Cal, and Mrs. James (Eva) FULLER, Indianapolis; three brothers, Wayne [GROSSMAN) R.R. 2, Argos; Holice [GROSSMAN], Argos; and Carl [GROSSMAN], Fort Wayne; several nieces and nephews. His father, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian church with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery, where the Masonic lodge will conduct its rites. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday and from 1 p.m. to until noon Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Rochester, or at the church an hour before the services. The Grossman funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, April 10, 1961

Ora C. Hounshell
Ora C. HOUNSHELL, 59, died Sunday at 2:55 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Wednesday. In failing health fo the past 18 months, he had been hospitalized two weeks at Spartanburg, S.C., before being transferred to the local hospital by airplane last week.
He previously had resided at 1230 Jefferson street with his daughter, Mrs. Leonard BROCKEY.
Mr. Hounshell operated the Tom Thumb restaurant, Fifth and Main streets, until his retirement two years ago.
Born Sept. 5, 1901, in Wise county, Va., he was the son of Joseph and Reta KINCER HOUNSHELL, both now deceased. He years ago from Jonesville, Va., and also formerly resided in Richland township. [sic]
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. BROCKEY and Mrs. Charles MILLER, also of Rochester; two sons, James [HOUNSHELL], Easthampton, Mass., and Forrest D. [HOUNSHELL], Rochester; ten grandchildren; stepmother, Mrs. Joseph HOUNSHELL, Jonesville, Va. five sisters, Mrs. Benton LAWSON, Converse, S.C.; Mrs. Worley McCONNELL, Jonesville, Va.; Mrs. Alfred CONLEY, Dayton, Ol.; Mrs. Ruth NOE, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Miss Ada HOUNSHELL, Jonesville, Va. two brothers, Olin [HOUNSHELL], New Lebanon, O., and Jody [HOUNSHELL], Durham, N.C., and several nieces and nephews. One grandchild preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday 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.

Charles Gearhart
Charles GEARHART, 79, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 12:10 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw, where he had been admitted Sunday afternoon. Death came of a heart attack after a day's illness.
Born Sept. 16, 1881, in Wabash county, he was the son of John and Emma HILEMAN GEARHART and had spent his life in the Silver Lake and Akron communities. His marriage was in 1917 at Peru to Esther YARIAN, who died in May, 1960.
Surviving ar three daughters, Mrs. Royal (Freda) BEIGH, Claypool; Mrs. Delbert (Glandora) HAMILTON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Gene (Gertrude) WALKER, Macy; three sons, Gerald [GEARHART], Macy; Lee [GEARHART], Akron, and Robert [GEARHART], Silver Lake; ten grandchildren; four brothers, Earl [GEARHART], Disko; Frank [GEARHART], Akron; Ralph [GEARHART], Silver Lake, and Guy [GEARHART], Hubbard, Ore.; and one sister, Mrs. Lon (Mertie) GOOD, Leiters Ford. Preceding him in death were two sons, one daughter, one grandchild, one sister and four brothers.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. CST at the Silver Creek Church of God 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 Tuesday noon and until 11 a.m. Wednesday, then at the church prior to services.

Guy E. Barger
Guy E. BARGER, 81, retired Rochester plumbing and heating contractor, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the Lee Memorial hospital in Fort Myers, Fla., where he had been a patient for three weeks.
Mr. Barger resided at the Me-Ne-Yah-Tah cottage on Lake Manitou's southwest shore. He was spending the winter in Florida at 1418 Charles road, McGregor Grove, Fort Myers, Fla., the home of his daughteer.
He had been in failing health from a heart ailment for the past 18 months.
Mr. Barger was the founder of the firm of Guy E. Barger & Son, contractors of electrical, plumbing and heating work. He recently had retired from the business after 45 years' active association. The firm is located on the southwest side of the lake and is operated by Mr. Barger's son, Oden J. BARGER.
Born March 4, 1880, in Kewanna, Mr. Barger had spent his entire life n Rochester and vicinity. He was married Jan. 16, 1904, at Rochester to Irene Oden WEST, who died July 18, 1958. His parents were Samuel J. and Emma COOK BARGER.
He was a member of the Grace Methodist church and belonged to the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge for over 50 years.
Surviving are the son, Oden J., Lake Manitou; one daughter, Mrs. Luther (Virginia Emma) KEEL, Fort Myers, Fla.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, William BARGER, Kewanna; one half-brother, Edwin BARGER, Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Glenn GRAFFIS, Kewanna, and one half-sister, Mary BARGER, Kewanna. Preceding him in death was one half-sister, Mrs. Stella TROUTMAN.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray E. MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct its services at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday. The family requests that remembrances, other than flowers, be made in the form desired by friends.

Tuesday, April 11, 1961

Alice Beatty
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth for Mrs. Alice BEATTY, 85, Plymouth, who died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth Monday morning.
Mrs. Beatty was born Jan. 14, 1876, at Burr Oak to Franklin and Susan BURKETT OVERMYER. She was married March 30, 1899, to Norman BEATTY, who died in 1933. She spent her lifetime in Marshall county. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Plymouth.
Surviving are two sons, Loyd and Howard [BEATTY], both of Plymouth; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Reader Jesse PETTIS of Culver will officiate at the services, and burial will be in Plymouth at the New Oak Hill cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 12, 1961

Eliza C. Cox
Eliza Catherine COX, 87, Fulton, died this morning at 8 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank McDougle, Fulton, after an illness of two months.
Mrs. Cox was born July 17, 1873, in Lockburn, Ohio, to Richard and Elnora WILLIAMS. She was married Oct. 22, 1895, in Carrol, Ohio, to Irvin COX, who died in 1925. She had resided in Fulton for the last 18 years, going there from Logansport. She was a member of the Logansport E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Frank (Alpha) McDOUGLE, Fulton; two sons, Thurman [COX], Logansport, and Henry [COX], Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Josephine MAUTZ, Ashville, Ohio; one half-sister, Mrs. Ella MOWERY, Baltimore, Ohio; seven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Thursday, April 13, 1961

Robert T. Lanham
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Geisens funeral home in Gary for Robert T. LANHAM, 73, Leiters Ford, who died Tuesday at the Osteopathic hospital in South Bend.
Mr. Lanham had resided in Leiters Ford for the last eight years, going there from Gary, where he had lived for 33 years.
He was born Nov. 6, 1887, in Kentucky. His wife, Mary M. LANHAM, survives.
Surviving along with the widow are one son, Robert LANHAM, Gary; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret YOUNG, East Gary; and Mrs. Vivian NOVOTNY, Gary; four brothers, Jessee and Eugene [LANHAM], both of Louisville, Ky.; Horace [LANHAM], Clarksville, Ind.; and John [LANHAM], Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine MOFFIT, Louisville; and Mrs. Lucille SANDMAN, Louisville, and three grandchildren.
Dr. John GOODPASTURE will officiate at the services, and burial will be in Ridge Lawn cemetery in Gary.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Eliza Catherine Cox
Funeral services have been set for 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Fulton E.U.B. church for Mrs. Eliza Catherine COX, 87, Fulton. Mrs. Cox died Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank McDOUGLE, Fulton.
The Rev. Arthur TRUEX will have charge of the rites, and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home, Fulton, and Mrs. Cox also will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral.

Friday, April 14, 1961

Olive Mae Jones
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Olive Mae JONES, 64, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, who died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. She was a former Rochester resident.
Death came after a two-month illness and hospitalization since March 31.
The Rev. Robert CLATER of Silver Lake will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Ogan cemetery, south of Wabash. Friends may call at the fneral home after 7 p.m. today.
A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Jones was born Nov. 11, 1896. Her first marriage was in 1912 to Gilbert WHITE, who died in 1930. Her second marriage was in 1932 to Louis E. BROWN. Her third marriage was Feb. 25, 1952, to Oliver JONES.
Surviving are the husband, Oliver; four daghters, Mrs. Verda GREEN, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Maxine FLYNN, Rochester; Mrs. Ada NORRIS, Walkerton, and Mrs. Betty GINTHER, Rochester; six sons, Hobert WHITE, Mishawaka; Walter WHITE, Rochester; Peter WHITE, Kokomo; Robert WHITE, Omaha, Neb. Bill BROWN, Rochester, and Jerry BROWN, Athens; twenty-three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one half-sister, Mrs. Nora ROBERTS, Chuckey, Tenn., and two half-brothers, Riley MONTGOMERY and Charles MONTGOMERY, both of Chuckey, Tenn. Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother.

Mary M. Leland
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Poplar Grove Methodist church for Mrs. Mary M. LELAND, 62, R.R. 4, Plymouth, who died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 4:45 a.m. today after an illness of six months.
Mrs. Leland was born June 23, 1898, in Pulaski county near Winamac, to Louis and Alyce HASCHEL PRECHTEL. She was married in August of 1918 in Marshall county to Lawson LELAND, who died in 1957. She had resided in Plymouth for 43 years, going there from Pulaski county.
She was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church, the WSCS of the church, the Rutland Community Circle and the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Dolores) YAKIMICKI, Grovertown; Mrs. Ray (Daralys) KLINE, Culver; two sons, Lester and Lloyd LELAND, both of R.R. 4, Plymouth; three step-daughters, Mrs. Marjorie KENDALL, South Bend; Mrs. Nicholas (Marietta) KOSLOFF, Venice, Cal.; and Mrs. Orvile (Louise) VOREIS, Argos; twenty-five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Argos Poplar Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday and at the church one hour prior to the service.

Saturday, April 15, 1961

Grace Miller
Mrs. Herman (Grace) MILLER, 78, R.R. 1, Rochester, died today at Woodlawn hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, April 17, 1961

Fred H. Woods
Fred Howard WOODS, 64, a former Rochester resident, died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 7:45 a.m. today after an illness of three years. Mr. Woods had been in the IBM nursing home in Plymouth since October and had been admitted to the hospital Saturday.
Mr. Woods was born June 3, 1896, in Marshall county, to Adam and Melissa COPLEN WOODS. His first marriage was to Blanche SULLIVAN in 1917. In 1932 he married Sarah SLAYBAUGH, who died in 1959. He resided here until last August, when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Donnabelle STETLER, in Plymouth.
He was a member of the Faith Gospel Tabernacle and was a former employee of Rochester Metal Products.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donnabelle STATLER [sic], Plymouth; Mrs. Grady (Roberta) MORRISON, Leesburg, Ind.; three sons, Howard [WOODS], Rochester, Robert [WOODS], Sunland, Cal., and Freddie [WOODS], Plymouth; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Fairy PIKE, Rochester. One son, one daughter, one brother, two sisters and his wife preceded in death.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Grace L. Miller
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Herman (Grace L.) SPAID MILLER, 78, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died Saturday morning at Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill for two weeks.
Mrs. Miller was born Feb. 9, 1883, in Rochester, to John and Anna LOWE SPAID. She was married Dec. 3, 1902, in Rochester, to Herman G. MILLER, who survives.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Rochester and the Mt. Zion club.
Surviving ar the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Kathryn) MURPHY, Rochester; and Mrs. Richard (Anna) MURPHY, Huntington; two grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
The Rev. James L. SCHUMACHER of the Rochester First Presbyterian church will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Edna Pearson
Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. in the Roemer Funeral home in Attica for Mrs. Edna PEARSON, 76, who died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the Allen Nursing home, Attica.
Mrs. Pearson formerly resided at 124 Pierce street, Lafayette, prior to her illness of the past year.
She was born on Dec. 7, 1884, in Warren county, to Allen and Judith WINERY BOGGS. In 1907 she married Enoch PEARSON, who preceded her in death in 1945. Mrs. Pearson was a member of the E.U.B. church, the O.E.S. and the Community circle.
Surviving are one son, Roy PEARSON, Attica; one daughter, Wretha SWANSON, West Lafayette; a brother, Clent BOGGS, Attica, and one sister, Rhoda BEDDLE, Benton Harbor, Mich.

Tuesday, April 18, 1961

Elizabeth J. Thompson
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Clarence J. Huber funeral home in Hammond for Mrs. Elizabeth J. THOMPSON, 63, Gary, former Rochester resident who died in Gary Monday.
Mrs. Thompson was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Hammond and the Order of Eastern Star at Rochester.
Surviving are the husband, at home; one son, William Charles THOMPSON, Kokomo; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Gloria) WERNER and Mrs. Norman (Camille) MEISER, both of Rochester; one brother, James COX, Hammond; one sister, Mrs. Charles MITCHELL, Largo, Fla., and six grandchildren.
The Rev. Harold TURPIN will officiate at the services at the funeral home, 722 165th street, Hammond. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Mentone cemetery with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER of the Rochester First Presbyterian church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Fred Woods
Final rites for Fred WOODS, 64, a former Rochester resident, who died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth Monday morning, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Lindy RUSSELL of the Plymouth Church of the Nazarene will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in Citizens cemetery here.

Wednesday, April 19, 1961

Elizabeth Thompson
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. CST (4 p.m. DST) at the Mentone cemetery Thursday for Mrs. Elizabeth THOMPSON, 62, Gary, former Rochester resident who died in Gary Monday.

Thursday, April 20, 1961

Grace Teeter
Mrs. Grace TEETER, 75, died at 9 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home where she had been a patient since February of 1959. Mrs. Teeter resided at 200 Pontiac street for many years. She had been ill for several years.
She was born July 3, 1885, at Huntington. She was married Dec. 14, 1904, at Huntington, to Carl C. TEETER, who died in 1952. Until her illness she had been active member of Rochester Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Max T. TEETER, Hammond; one grandson, David TEETER, Hammond,and a brother-in-law, the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, Akron. One son, Wilbur [TEETER], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS of the Rochester Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday, April 21, 1961

William Shigley
William SHIGLEY, father of Miss Carol SHIGLEY, music teacher in Columbia and Riddle elementary schools, died suddenly of a heart attack Wednesday at his home in Lafayette. He had been in excellent health, and his death came as a shock to family and friends.
The funeral will be held today in Lafayette.

Saturday, April 22, 1961

Fern I. Irwin
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Fern Irene IRWIN, 66, 288 Race street, who died Friday at 6:20 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. She had been hospitalized earlier in the day after suffering a heart attack.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at 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 in Pulaski county on Aug. 28, 1894, Mrs. Irwin was the daughter of Felix and Mary SMITH TOBEY. She was married in 1919 at Pensacola, Fla., to C. Jacob IRWIN, who survives.
She was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Spanish-American War Auxiliary and of the Rebekah lodge. She was employed 14 years by the Elcar Coach company of Bourbon, retiring in 1960.
Also surviving are a son, Claude Jackson [IRWIN], at home; a sister, Mrs. Lucy BRYANT, Rochester; two brothers, George and Stacy TOBEY, both of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.

Jesse H. Romig
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home here for Jesse H. ROMIG, 68, R.R. 1, Rochester. Mr. Romig died at 2:15 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital.
He had been seriously ill nine weeks and in poor health for the last 10 years. He was a resident of the Mt. Zion community.
Born July 13, 1892, near Macy, he was the son of Samuel and Lottie BROOKS ROMIG. On Aug. 25, 1914, at Rochester, he was married to Lulu BORDEN. She preceded him in death in 1947.
Mr. Romig was a retired farmer and had lived most of his life near here.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Victor (Mary) HILLERY, Warsaw, and Mrs. Richard (Kathleen) GOSHERT, Warsaw; a son, Jack [ROMIG], at home; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Byron [ROMIG], Elwood, and Fred [ROMIG], New Mexico, and several nieces and nephews. A sister preceded him in death.
The Rev. Ray E. MILLS will have charge of the funeral, and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, April 24, 1961

B. C. McMillen
B. C. "Pat" McMILLEN, 48, South Bend, a former Rochester resident, was one of six persons killed in Indiana's worst traffic crash of 1961. The wreck occurred at 8:41 a.m. Saturday one and one-half miles south of the Fulton-Cass county line on Ind. 25.
McMillen, a supevisor for Armco Metal and Drainage in South Bend, resided at the Oakwood apartments here from 1953 to 1957 before moving to South Bend. His wife, Ann [McMILLEN], survives.
Also killed in the crash, the worst ever recorded in Cass county, were five members of one family. Killed when the 1958 Oldsmobile in which they were riding was struck broadside by McMillen's 1960 Buick four-door were: B. F. KNIGHT, 81; his wife, Nona KNIGHT, 51; Mary E. EATON, 14, Jeff HODGSON, 21, owner of the Oldsmobile; and Jack HODGSON, 23. All five people resided at 1225 South Waldemere street, Indianapolis.
The 14-year-old girl and Hodgson brothers were Mrs. Knight's children from prior marriages. All five were killed instantly.
McMillen was pinned in his car after the crash and a wrecker had to be called to free him. He died at Memorial hospital in Logansport at 9:50 a.m. Saturday.
Police gave the following report of the crash.
The Oldsmobile was enroute north and McMillen's vehicle was traveling south on Ind. 25. There was a heavy downpour of rain, making the road slick and wet at the time of the fatal crash.
According to two eyewitnesses in a car south of the crash, the Knight family had just passed them before the accident. They said the Oldsmobile went out of control and skidded sideways as it entered a curve. It was hit broadside by McMillen's auto.
Neither car turned over from the crash. The Oldsmobile was turned inside out, and the two vehicles appeared to be welded together from the tremendous impact.
Dr. D. K. WINTER of Logansport, Cass county coroner, stated that all six of the victims sustained broken necks, skull fractures and crushed chests. State police and sheriffs' departments from Fulton and Cass counties investigated the tragic mishap.
The scene of the crash was exactly one and three-quarter miles south of the site of a Fulton county crash which occured on Labor Day of 1955 and killed six persons.

William E. Brown
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for William Elmer BROWN, 81, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Saturday at 9:15 p.m. after a four-year illness.
The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate at the rites, and burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery, Miami county. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born July 21, 1879, in Fulton county, Mr. Brown was the son of William and Margaret BROWN. He was married to Lora J. KEIM; the couple would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Aug. 16. A retired trucker, Mr. Brown had lived in Fulton county most of his life. He was a member of the Elwood Baptist church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, Wilbur [BROWN], St. Louis; Guy [BROWN], Gary; two daughters, Mrs. Mary ADDISON and Mrs. Ruth STALEY, both of Rochester; two brothers, Charles [BROWN], Macy, and Arthur [BROWN], Gilead; one sister, Miss Mary BROWN, Logansport; ten grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, April 25, 1961

Chester D. Easter and
Delpha Elma Carson
A double funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corinth Brethren church for Chester D. EASTER, 56, and Delpha Elma CARSON, 80, both residents of Twelve Mile. Mrs. Carson was Mr. Easter's mother-in-law.
Mrs. Carson died at 1:20 a.m. today at her home after an illness of one month. Mr. Easter died at 2:05 p.m. Monday at Dukes hospital in Peru after an illness of one year.
Mrs. Carson was born April 22, 1872, in Clay township in Cass county to William and Eliza YOUNG CROOK. She was married Feb. 3, 1897, in Twelve Mile to Frederick W. CARSON, who died in 1946. She had spent her lifetime in the Twelve Mile community.
She was a member of the Corinth Brethren church in Twelve Mile and the Woman's Missionary Service of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Edna CARSON and Mrs. Blanche EASTER, both of Twelve Mile; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, and one nephew.
Mr. Easter was born Dec. 13, 1904, in Miami county, to Woodson Lee and Ellen AULT EASTER. He was married Dec. 24, 1927, at Twelve Mile, to Blanche CARSON, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of the Twelve Mile community.
He was a farmer and trucker by occupation before his illness. He was a member of the Corinth Brethren church of Twelve Mile and Masonic lodge No. 673.
Surviving along with the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Anita HOEHNE, R.R. 1, Rochester; one son, Fred [EASTER], Twelve Mile; and three grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
The Revs. Bright HANNA and C. A. STEWART will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Corinth church cemetery.
Friends may call at the MaCain funeral home in Denver after 7 p.m. today.

Belle Montgomery
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Belle BAKER MONTGOMERY, 78, long-time resident of Rochester, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Larry McDONALD, Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Montgomery was the daughter of Ananias and [Tamar HOLDER] BAKER and for many years resided at 1102 Madison street here. She was the widow of Wilson MONTGOMERY, who died in 1951, and a granduate of DePauw university.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Mary Alice) McDONALD, Houston, Texas; Helen STOCKIG, Evansville, and Jane STOCKS, Chicago, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tews funeral home, 2434 East 29th street, Chicago, with cremation to follow.

Wednesday, April 26, 1961

John F. Dawson
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos for John F. DAWSON, 93, Argos, who died in the Rochester nursing home at 3 o'clock this morning. Mr. Dawson had een ill for three years.
Mr. Dawson was born, Nov. 2, 1876, in Lafayette county, to William and Isabelle HERSHEY DAWSON. He was married Feb. 6, 1893, to Eugenia JOHNSON, who died in 1936. He had lived most of his life in the Argos community.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Ida) BOWELL, Argos; two sons, William DAWSON, Rochester, and Clinton DAWSON, South Bend; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank DAWSON, Chicago, and one half-sister, Mrs. Mary CAMPBELL, Cottonwood Falls, Kan.
The Rev. Paul HALBERT will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. The family asks that remembrances, other than flowers, be made in the form desired by friends.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, April 27, 1961

Richard Shelton
A former Rochester man was killed and another man wounded seriously early today in a downtown Indianapolis hotel gun battle between two "old friends."
The body of Richard SHELTON, 47, Indianpolis, formerly of Rochester, was found sprawled in a hallway of the York hotel when police answered a call. Lying wounded in his room was James OLIVER, 53, Indianapolis.
United Press International said Oliver was taken to General hospital where his condition was described as "fair." He also was placed under arrest pending investigation.
Oliver, the only witness to the shooting, said Shelton came to his room to "see how I was." He said Shelton suddenly pulled a gun and began firing as he shouted, "I'm going to kill you."
Oliver said he drew his own gun and fired twice. He said Shelton "just stood there" then turned and walked out, shutting the door behind him. He slumped dead minutes later.
Also arrested at the scene was William GILLEY, 44, Indianapolis. Police charged him with attempting to interfere in an arrest.
The body of Shelton is being returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. Arrangements are incomplete.
Shelton was the son of the late Maurice and Zoe BRACKETT SHELTON, who once resided in Rochester. He was a nephew of Lyman BRACKETT, formerly of this city, who now resides in Miami, Fla.

Friday, April 28, 1961

Rex Haimbaugh
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. CST Saturday at the Reed funeral home, Mentone, for Rex HAIMBAUGH, 75, R.R. 1, Mentone. Mr. Haimbaugh died at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Murphy medical center, Warsaw, where he had been a patient for five days.
A farmer, Mrs. Haimbaugh had lived his entire life in the Haimbaugh family home four miles southwest of Mentone.
He was born March 27, 1886, in Newcastle township, Fulton county, to Obe and Nora HAIMBAUGH. He never had married.
Surviving are a brother, Dow [HAIMBAUGH], Rochester; a sister, Edna [CAREY], Mentone; two aunts, Mrs. Ocie BLUE, Columbus, O., and Mrs. Harriet BONINE, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Irwin OLSON will have charge of the funeral, and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Leonard E. DeWitt
Funeral services were conducted Thursday at Maywood, Ill., for Leonard Eugene DeWITT, 35, brother of Mrs. Ellis GRIZZELL of Leiters Ford.
Mr. DeWitt died Tuesday at Hines veterans' hospital, Hines, Ill. Also surviving are the widow, Billie Ruth [DeWITT], and three children, Barbara Jo, 13, Gene, 12, and Ricky, 10.

Mabel Lunsford
Civil Defense volunteer searchers found Mrs. Mabel LUNSFORD's body late this morning in a drainage ditch about 500 yards northwest of the Lunsford home. She had been dead between 18 and 20 hours. Coroner Dr. Howard ROWE was investigating.

Richard M. Shelton
Graveside funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery for Richard Milton SHELTON, 50, former local resident who died of gunshot wounds in an Indianapolis hotel early Thursday morning.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate at the rites. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.
A preliminary charge of murder has been placed by Indianapolis police against James OLIVER, 53, in the shooting death of Shelton in the York hotel. The case against Oliver was continued until Tuesday in Municipal court, Room four.
Shelton, who resided at 2025 North Meridian street, collapsed in a hall of the hotel and died after being struck in the heart with a .32 calibre slug from Oliver's gun.
Oliver said he had grabbed the gun from a night table and fired twice at Shelton after the latter entered his hotel room about 2 a.m. Thursday. Oliver said that Shelton told him the visit was "to see how you are" but then he drew a gun and fired twice, announcing "I'm going to kill you."
One slug struck Oliver in the left side, the other in the right forearm. He is in fair condition at Marion County General hospital. He could ascribe no motive for Shelton's actions to police. Oliver said he considered Shelton his best friend and could only surmise "that it must have been a 'rib' and somebody must have put him up to it."
Born Dec. 10, 1910, in Rochester, Shelton moved to Indianapolis 42 years ago with his parents, the late Maurice and Zoe BRACKETT SHELTON. He was married Oct. 2, 1944, in Indianapolis to Alice CROZIER, who survives, along with one brother, Merriam SHELTON, Palatine, Ill., and an uncle, Lyman BRACKETT of Miami, formerly of Rochester. One brother, Brackett [SHELTON], preceded him in death in 1952.
Shelton was a sales representative for the Majestic company in Indianapolis.
Oliver's wife was in the hotel room at the time Shelton paid his fatal visit. She had gone into the bathroom while her husband admitted Shelton and was uninjured in the ensing gunfire.

Saturday, April 29, 1961

George Slone, Jr.
George SLONE, Jr., 20, Warsaw, who had had an Indiana driver's license just a little more than a month, Friday night became Fulton county's second traffic victim of the year.
Slone was killed instantly at the intersection of the old Fort Wayne road and an unnamed county road seven and one-miles east of the city at 7 p.m. Friday.
Larry Lynn SMITH, 17, R.R. 2, Akron, ace Akron high school basketball player, was injured in the crash. He was reported in good condition at Woodlawn hospital today. He was being treated for a deep cut on the right knee, other lesser cuts and bruises and shock.
Both young men were alone in their cars at the time of the crash. The intersecrtion is known as Kindig's corner, with the farm of Don McINTIRE being located on the northeast corner of the intersection.
The accident occurred when Slone's 1958 Ford, going north on the unnamed north-south road, flashed through a yield-right-of-way sign at a high rate of speed.
Smith, driving a 1956 Oldsmobile four-door east on the old Fort Wayne road, and Slone crashed in the center of the intersection. Smith's car rolled over to its left three times, coming to rest in a field in the northeast corner of the intersection. The nose of the car was pointing south when it stopped rolling.
Slone's car, with the front end ripped away and the engine hanging precariously by its mounts, plunged down a six-foor embankment in the same general direction as the Smith car. Slone was thrown 25 feet through the driver's side door of his car, and officials believe the Smith car may have rolled on him.
The Slone car also came to a halt in the northeast corner of the intersection, its front pointing northeast.
Slone was on his way to visit a girl friend who lives near the accident scene. The girl heard the crash and rushed to the are, but Slone was already dead.
He was driving a car belonging to Warsaw Auto Sales, the car having been lent to him while his own automobile was being repaired. Both it and the Smith car were total loses. The slone car was valued at $1,200, and the Smith car at $700.
Dave THOMPSON, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Miss Pat OVERLANDER, 19, R.R. 2, Akron, happened by the crash scene moments after the wreck and drove Smith to the hospital in Thompson's car.
State police and sheriff's officers, who investigated, said Slone's car skidded 36 feet before the impact, while Smith's skidded 30 feet.
Mrs. Dewey DAMRON, 19, was the county's firs 1961 traffic victim. She died exactly three weeks ago Friday in a one-car wreck on Whippoorwill road.
Funeral services for Slone will be conducted at the family residence in Prestonsburg, Ky.
Slone was born April 3, 1941, in Prestonsburg, to George and Nora ARNETT SLONE. He had resided in Warsaw for one year, going there from Kentucky. He was employed by the R. R. Donley firm of Warsaw.
Surviving are the parents; three brothers, Lon, Larry and Virgil [SLONE], all at home; one sister, Patricia [SLONE], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack SLONE, David, Ky., and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nancy ARNETT, Warsaw.
Burial will be in the Goodlow cemetery in Prestonsburg. Friends may call at the family residence in Prestonsburg after 10 Monday.
Final arranvgements were in charge of the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw.

Mildred Lunsford
Accidental death by drowning was the verdict Fulton county coroner Dr. Howard ROWE put on the death of Mrs. Leon (Mildred) LUNSFORD, 56, R.R. 1, Rochester, late Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Lunsford's body was found submerged in four feet of icy spring rain water in a farm drainage ditch, 500 yeards northwest of the Lunsford home at 11 a.m; Friday. She had been missing since between 2 and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, and had been the object of an intensive search which started about 6:30 p.m. that day.
Gene OUSLEY, R.R. 3, rochester, and Carroll HAMMOND, R.R. 1, Akron, ended that search Friday morning when in probing the ditch with rakes, they came upon Mrs. Lunsford's body. The two were in the vanguard of a rapidly growing platoon of volunteer searchers.
Following Dr. Rowe's investiation at the scene, at the Lunsford home and at Woodflawn hospital here, he announced the temporary verdict of accidental death by drowning. The final verdict is pending the results of laboratory tests on vital organs.
Ousley and Hammond, volunteer Civil Defense workers, were searching a half-mile stretch of a 10-foot deep ditch on the farm of Forrest BAILEY. The ditch is about 400 yards directly north of the Lunsford farm at its closest point.
The body was snagged on a small clump of four- to five-foot trees, just beneath the surface of the water. An unseasonal rain and ligtning storm Thursday night had raised the water level in the ditch and added to a swift current in it. The water was flowing west.
The weather Friday morning was fully as unseasonable as it had been the night before.
Gusts of Wind whipped snow flurries horizontally from the west, and between times rain squalls quickly chilled searching sheriff's officers, state police and volunteer workers.
When found Mrs. Lunsford was wearing light blue pajama pants and a dark blue blouse. She had on her left shoe, the other having been burned and left behind in the Lunsford back yard. She was without her false teeth and glasses. Without the glasses she could not see 20 feet. Both teeth and glasses had been left behind in her home.
The body was burned on the right foot, leg and arm and the hair was singed, but burns at first did not appear serious. Burned material had been found in the Lunsford home by Mrs. Lunsford's husband when he first discovered her missing, and the strongest theory was that she had burned herself and run from her home seeking help.
Examination of the body after it was brought to Woodlawn hospital, however, revealed that Mrs. Lunsford's other limbs and body also were burned, although Dr. Rowe indicated they would not in themselves have been fatal.
The latter discovery eliminated the theory that she had fled her home in a panic seeking help for blazing clothing, since the clothing she was wearing had not been burned. Police now believe Mrs. Lunsford was burned seriously in the kitchen, perhaps from a quilt she had hanging over a stove to dry, but had managed to dress herself in fresh clothing before starting out to find the help, wich came too late.
There was some indication that perhaps the house coat she had been wearing previously might have caught fire.
Miller AULT, owner of the farm on which the Lunsford home is located and Lunsford's employer, said conceivably Mrs. Lunsford could have gotten to the ditch by opening only one gate. Ault said it would be impossile to trace her tracks, since 30 head of hogs and 22 cattle in the barnlot next to the Lunsford home would have obliterated any tracks she might have made.
State police and sheriff's officers now believe Mrs. Lunsford started walking to a neighbor's home for help and either stumbled into the drainage ditch because she could not see without her glasses or was overcome by the effects of the burns on her body and fell into it.
Besides police officers, C.C. volnteers and Civil Air Patrol membrs aided with the search. A state police helicopter was standing by in Indianapolis, but the discovery of the body enabled officers to cancel the call for it.
Final services will be conducted for Mrs. Lunsford Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru.
Mrs. Lunsford was born Jan. 18, 1905, in Milford to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest ROWE. She married in 1925 to Omer FISHER, who died in 1944. In 1957 she married Leon LUNSFORD, who survives. She had resided at her present home for three years.
Surviving along with the husband are three sons, Ernest, Richard and Raymond FISHER, all of Peru; one daughter, Mrs. Robert MOORE, of Peru; one step-brother, Avery SUMPTER of Arizona; one sister, Mrs. Lawrence BUTTS of Akron, and thirteen grandchildren.
The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Goldie M. Bumbarger
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Mrs. Goldie May BUMBARGER, 61, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 3:10 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bumbarger had been a patient in the Miller nursing home for seven months and had been in failing health since 1932.
Born March 10, 1900, at Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of John and Mary HARDINGER DOWNEY. She came to Fulton county in 1918 from Minnesota. Her marriage was in Rochester Oct. 20, 1920, to Charles A. BUMBARGER, who died in April, 1951. Mrs. Bumbarger was a member of the Burton Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dean HARVELL, Rochester; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Zena KLISE, Rochester, and Mrs. Mary DANIELS, Niles, Mich., and two brothers, Bert DOWNEY, Rochester, and Bennett DOWNEY, Oakland,Cal. Prceding her in death were three sisters and four brothers.

Katherine Butt
Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine BUTT, 66, R.R. 2, Peru, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Butt died at 2:35 a.m. Friday in the Bluffton clinic. Surviving are the husband, two sons, two daughters, five brothers and four sisters, including Mrs. Dale ZIMMERMAN, Rochester. Mrs. Butt was former Miami circuit court reporter.

Monday, May 1, 1961

Bert C. Abbott
Bert Cecil ABBOTT, 83, 476 East Ninth street, died Sunday at 10:55 p.m. at his home following a two-year illness. He had been seriously sick for four weeks.
Born July 29, 1877, in Fulton county, he was the son of James and Rosanna KOCHENDERFER ABBOTT and had spent most of his life in this area except for a short residence in Michigan. He was married in Fulton to Bertha COOK, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Abbott was a member of the Grace Methodist church. He once was employed as a maintenance man at The Rochester Sentinel.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. [Irene] WHISMAN, South Bend; three sons, Glenn and Arthur [ABBOTT], both of Mishawaka, and Harold [ABBOTT], Rochester; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral rites are pending. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Dr. Cleon A. Nafe
Dr. Cleon A. NAFE, 69, internationally-known Indianapolis surgeon and a native of Fulton county, died in Methodist hospital at Indianapolis Sunday after an extended illness.
Dr. Nafe, a member of the board of trustees of the American Medical Association, resided at 5060 North Meridian street. He was a former superintendent of the Indianapolis City (now Marion County General) hospital.
Born near Leiters Ford, Dr. Nafe still owned the family farm near Twin Bridges, west of Rochester, at the time of his death. He was an outstanding basketball player while attending Leiters Ford high school, later participating with the independent Rochester Athletic Association teams along with his brother, Don. Dr. Nafe also attended Rochester Normal university.
He was president of the Indianapolis Medical Society in 1945 and president of the Indiana State Medical Association in 1948. A member and officer of numerous professional and social organizations, he frequently contributed articles to medical journals. He also belonged to the Second Presbyterian church in Indianapolis and was an outstanding tournament bridge player.
Dr. Nafe received his doctor of medicine degree from Indiana University in 1920.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Eunice Katherine NAFE; one daughter, Mrs. James WALKER, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Lore FERGUSON, Lombard, Ill., and Mrs. Mark WAKEFIELD, Bloomington; two brothers, Don NAFE, Ypsilanti, Mich., and Emerson NAFE, South Bend, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Crown Hill mausoleum in Indianapolis. Cremation followed.

Herschell Dill
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at the First Baptist church in Carmi, Ill., for Herschell DILL, 66, Carmi, who died Sunday. Mr. Dill is the father of Mrs. Robert ANDRE of Rochester.

Tuesday, May 2, 1961

Jonas E. Eaton
Jonas E. EATON, 84, Akron, died at 7:40 a.m. today at his residence in Akron following an illness of two years.
Mr. Eaton was born Sept. 18, 1876, in Kosciusko county, to James and Lucinda WILTROUT EATON. He was married Dec. 23, 1899, to Effie BLACK, who survives. He had lived in Akron for 11 years, going there from southeast of Burket. Mr. Eaton was a retired farmer.
Surviving along with the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Mabel) DOWNING, Hammond; one son, Carl EATON, R.R. 2, Akron; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren; two nephews and one niece. One son and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Bert C. Abbott
Funeral services for Bert Cecil ABBOTT, 83, who died in his home at 476 East Ninth street Sunday, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate and burial will be in the South Lawn cemetery, South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Abbott's daughter's name is Mrs. Virgil (Irene) WHISMAN, rather than Mrs. Myrtle WHISMAN as previously announced.

Ethel B. Patton
Final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Ethel B. PATTON, 77, 824 Franklin street, who died at 6:25 p.m. Monday at her home.
Mrs. Patton was born July 21, 1883, in Fulton county, to Mr. and Mrs. William POPEJOY. Her first marriage was to Guy KEEL, and her second to Charles PATTON, both of whom prceded her in death.
She had spent most of her life in Fulton county with the exception of 10 years during which she operated a beauty shop in Peru. She also resided briefly in Indianapolis and Cincinnati. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Rex KEEL, Irving, Texas; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Joe (Katie) MORRISON, Logansport. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
The Rev. Ray MILLS 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 1 p.m. Wednesday.

James A. Towne
James A. TOWNE, 50, R.R. 4, Rochester, died in Woodlawn hospital at 1:55 p.m. Monday after having been admitted 14 hours previously. He had been in failing health for a month and seriously ill one week.
Born in Miami county Oct. 11, 1910, he spent most of his life in this county. His marriage was Nov. 2, 1943, at San Bernardino, Cal., to Ruby SUTTON, who survives. Mr. Towne, a farmer, had worked nine years in the Crystal Dairy Products plant. He was a veteran of World War II and served 19 months in the European theatre.
Surviving, besides the wife, are his psarents, Clyde and Bessie HARTMAN TOWNE, Rochester; two daughters, Gloria Jean and Janice, and one son, James Dwane [TOWNE], all at home; three brothers, Clyde TOWNE, Jr., and Vernon TOWNE, both of Rochester; and Jack TOWNE, Marcellus, Ill.; six sisters, Mrs. Ellis RYNEARSON and Mrs. Lawrence WINTERS, both of Rochester; Mrs. Emil SCHULTZ, South Bend; Mrs. George STARR, Kewanna; Mrs. Estel CRALL, Akron, and Mrs. Harold MADDUX, Rochester. Two brothers and one son preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. E. W. SYLER, assisted b the Rev. A. R. FRENCH, officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, where military rites will be conductd by the American Legion and VFW. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Valley Mae Hower
Mrs. Valley Mae HOWER, 78, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 2 o'clock this morning at Memorial hospital in Logansport after an illness of several years.
Mrs. Hower was born Aug. 17, 1882, near Fletcher's lake, to James and Sarah MARSH CALLAHAN. She was married March 1, 1905, near Fletcher's lake, to Sam HOWER, who survives. She had spent her entire lifetime in the Kewanna community.
She was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church and the Wayne Friendly club.
Surviving along with the husband are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church with the Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson chapel in Fulton after noon Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Wednesday, May 3, 1961

Roy Matthews
Roy MATTHEWS, of near Talma, died today at 11:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. The Foster & Good funeral home will be in charge of arrangements.

Vi Ella Long
Mrs. Vi Ella LONG, 86, Peru, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Paul STRONG, in Akron. She had been ill a year.
Born Aug. 17, 1874, at Disko, she was the daughter of Silas and Lydia ROYER HOFFMAN. She was married to Jeremiah LONG, who preceded her in death. A member of the Peru Christian church, Mrs. Long had rsided in that city 64 years.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. STRONG, Akron; and Mrs. Sadie MILLS, Anderson; and one brother, Charles HOFFMAN, R.R. 2, Rocheter. Two children preceded her in death.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Tom Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, May 4, 1961

Leroy E. Mathews
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Leroy E. MATHEWS, 65, who died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Gerald SWESEY will officiate at rites. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetry, where military services will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW.
Mr. Mathews, who resided one and a half miles northwest of Talma, had been ill for the past year and was admitted to the hospital 10 days prior to his death.
Born Aug. 27, 1895, he was the son of Stephen and Julia FREESE MATHEWS and had spent his life in Newcastle township except for 10 years' residence in Montana and Oregon.
He had been employed by the Elcar Trailer company at Bourbon until ill health forced his retirement nine months ago. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion Post of Rochester. He also attended the Talma Christian church.
Surviving are three brothers, Harley and Gail MATHEWS, both of Rochester; James MATHEWS, Clatskanie, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews. His parents, one brother and one sister preceded him in death.

Friday, May 5, 1961

Maude Anderson
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Maude ANDERSON, 86, former Kewanna resident who died Thursday at Easley, S.C., following a long illness. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery and friends may call at the Harrison fneral home in Kewanna.
Born April 3, 1875, Mrs. Anderson was the daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Arson TUTTLE. She was married to William "Jack" [ANDERSON], who died in [1942]. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist chuch.
Surviving are one son, Lloyd [ANDERSON], Greenville, S.C., three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Belle E. Montgomery
Funeral services will be conductd at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Belle Elizabeth MONTGOMERY, 81, 817 1/2 Main street, who died at 12:45 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital. She was admitted to the hospital April 25. She had been ill for one year.
Miss Montgomery was born Jan. 12, 1880, in Newcastle township, to Francis C. and Elizabeth ELLIS MONTGOMERY. She had resided in Rochester since 1921.
She was a past treasurer of the Farmers and Mutual Insurance Co. and served for two terms as deputy Fulton county treasurer. She was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Charles E. (Maude) EMMONS, Rochester; and Mrs. Marion (Frances) CLARK of Marion, Ohio; two nieces, Mrs. Francis DUFFIN of Wakefield, Mich., and Mrs. Wylie J. PHILLIPS of Ashley, Ind. Two nephews and one brother preceded her in death.
The Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Eastern Star services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers may be made by friends to the Woodlawn Cancer Detection Society.
Miss Montgomery's great-niece, Miss Dixie Ann PHILLIPS, 20, Ashley, Ind., also a granddaughter of Mrs. Marion (Frances) CLARK of Marion, Ohio, and a great-niece of Mrs. Charles E. (Maude) EMMONS of Rochester, died at 4 a.m. this morning at Boston, Mass. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, May 6, 1961

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Monday, May 8, 1961

Edwin C. Johnston
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Edwin Clelland JOHNSTON, 78, R.R. 3, Argos, who died at 1 p.m. Saturday at his home. Dr. Marshall STINE, Marshall county coroner, stated that death was due to a self-inflicted gnshot wound. Mr. Johnston had been ill for six months.
Mr. Johnston was born Feb. 9, 1883, near Bourbon, to John and Alma MARTIN JOHNSTON. He was married in 1905 in Plymouth to Carrie CASTLEMAN, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of Marshall county.
Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Everett (Dorothy) BATTS, Plymouth; two sons, Wilfred [JOHNSTON], Mishawaka, and Conroy [JOHNSTON], San Diego, Cal.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Edward JOHNSON will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 9, 1961

Arthur J. Hoare
Word has been received here of the death April 23, in Wichita, Kan., of Dr. Arthur J. HOARE, 83, professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Wichita.
Dr. Hoare served three years from1903-06 as professor of mathematics and Greek at the former Rochester Normal university. He had returned several years ago to visit his former pupils and friends at the RNU reunion.
A native of England, Dr. Hoare came to this country at the age of six years. He gained degrees from the University of Michigan and Fairmount college, a part of Wichita U. A former professor, dean and later the president of Fairmount, he became almost totally blind at the age of 42 but continued to lecture his classes and later served as head of the mathematics department at Wichita. He taught until retirement in 1944.
He is survived b two sisters and a sister-in-law. Burial was in Wichita.

Ina F. Myers
Mrs. Ina Faye MYERS, 57, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 5:25 a.m. today at her home. She had been ill one and one-half years.
A resident of Argos the last 15 years, she and her husband had operated the Myers grocery on the Muckshaw road west of Argos. Formerly they lived in Oak Grove, northwest of Culver.
She was born Nov. 29, 1903, at Kokomo, the daughter of Martin and Bessie HUNT JORDON. She was married Jan. 24, 1920, at Kokomo, to Raymond MYERS, who survives.
Also surviving ar two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Norma) COATS, South Bend, and Mrs, Carroll (Laverna) EWING, R.R. 2, Culver; a brother, Claude JORDON, Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Agnes CAGLEY, Kokomo; a half-brother, Gene JORDON, Kokomo; a half-sister, Mrs. Ed PETRESKY, Cuyahoga Falls, O.; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A son, Raymond F. MYERS, Jr., died in 1955.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN of the Poplar Grove Methodist church will officiate, and burial will be in the new Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Wednesday, May 10, 1961

Emma E. Braden
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Mexico Church of the Brethren for Mrs. Emma Ethel BRADEN, 75, R.R. 2, Macy, who died at her home at 10 p.m. Tuesday. She had been ill two years.
Mrs. Braden was born July 27, 1885, in Cass county, to James E. and Margaret MILLER KINZIE. She was married first in 1914 to LeRoy SEE, who died in 1941. Her second marriage was in 1945, to David I. BRADEN, who survives. She had spent her lifetime in Cass and Miami counties. She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are the husband; one foster son, Ray SHIDAKER, Burr Oak, Mich.; two step-sons, Laurence BRADEN, Onward, Ind., and Raymond BRADEN, Rochester; two stepdaughteers, Mrs. Pauline HENSLER, Logansport, and Mrs. Leo HIVELY, Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and several great and great-great-grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
The Revs. Donald RITCHEY and William SHEWMAN will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Corinth cemetery in Cass county.
Friends may call at the residence from noon Thursday until 1 p.m. Friday. Final arrangements are in charge of the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru.

Charles F. Rupp
Charles Frederick RUPP, 68, who resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his home following a two-month illness from carcinoma.
Born Feb. 5, 1893, in Topeka, Kan., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris RUPP and was married in 1918 at Topeka to Mary FUGATE, who survives. He had lived in this community 20 years, moving here from Topeka. Mr. Rupp was a former employee at Kingsbury Ordinance plant and at Studebaker auto plant.
His other survivors, besides the wife, ate the mother, Mrs. Elizabeth RUPP, Topeka, Kan.; one son, James F. RUPP, Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie JONES, South Carolina; one stepson, Paul E. WHITLOW, Topeka; three sisters, Miss Teresa RUPP, Mrs. Edith HIGGINS and Mrs. Louise THOMPSON, all of Topeka; one brother, William RUPP, Kansas City, Mo.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Thursday noon.

Thursday, May 11, 1961

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Friday, May 12, 1961

Vern Eikenberry
Vern EIKENBERRY, 71, owner of the Zendale farm north of Mexico, died suddenly this morning at 1:30 o'clock of a heart attack. He was widely known in this area as a breeder of polled shorthorn cattle.
Mr. Eikenberry is survived by his wife, formerly of Akron, one son and two daughters. His daughter-in-law is the former Barbara HALSTEAD of Rochester. Funeral rites are pending.

Saturday, May 13, 1961

Vernon G. Eikenberry
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mexico Church of the Brethren for Vernon G. EIKENBERRY, 70, R.R. 2, Peru. He died at 12:45 a.m. Friday in his home. Mr. Eikenberry was a native of Denver, Ind., where he was born Aug. 4, 1890, to Levi and Anna BALSBAUGH EIKENBERRY. He was a farmer and livestock dealter and a member of the church where rites will be conducted.
He was married April 28, 1934, to Nondus PEARSON, formerly of Akron, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Stanley [EIKENBERRY], a member of the National Guard at Fort Knox, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Helen UNDERWOOD, Dyer, and Miss Jane EIKENBERRY, Findley, Ohio, and three brothers, Arvil, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Clinton, Denver, and Walter [EIKENBERRY], R.R. 3, Peru.
The Rev. Don RITCHIE will have charge of the rites, and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru, after 3 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before the services.

Faye Ball
Funeral services will be conducted at the Foster & Good funeral home Thursday for Mrs. Faye BALL, San Diego, Cal. Mrs. Ball died Friday night at the Mercy hospital in San Diego. She is the sister of Edward McINTIRE of Lake Manitou.

Monday, May 15, 1961

Lola Faye Ball
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Foster & Good funeral home here for Mrs. Lola Faye BALL, 68, native of Rochester who died at 9 p.m. Friday in a San Diego, Cal., hospital. She had been ill two months with a heart condition.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.
Born Jan. 16, 1893, in Rochester, Mrs. Ball was the daughter of Riley and Emma COLLINS [McINTIRE]. She was married at Toledo, O., to William Fred BALL, who preceded her in death. The Balls resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou and she was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and Woodlawn hospital auxiliary while residing here.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl PYNE, Torrence, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Pauline ROGERS, San Diego; a brother, Edward [McINTIRE], R.R. 2, Rochester; a nephew, John [McINTIRE], in the Armed Forces in the state of Washington, and four grandchildren. A sister preceded her in death.

Col. James H. Bishop
Culver, Ind. (UPI) -- Services will be held here Tuesday for Col. James H. BISHOP, 68, Culver, a retired member of Culver Military Academy faculty and a well-known tennis executive, who was killed in a traffic accident near Grand Rapids, Mich., Friday.
Bishop's wife, Mabel [BISHOP], 57, was injured.
Bishop was a member of the U.S. Davis Cup tennis selection committee for many years and was a past president of the U. S. Lawn Tennis and Western Lawn Tennis associations.

Phillip L. Terhune
A Milroy businessman and experienced skindiver, Phillip Lynn TERHUNE, 24, drowned Sunday while skin diving in a Rush county quarry pond.
Terhune was the husband of Mary Barr TERHUNE, who is a daughter of Barr MONTGOMERY and granddaughter of Mrs. Pearl PAGE of Rochester.
Johnny Bob NAIL, 14, Milroy, who was diving with Terhune, told police he tried to locate Terhune after the latter suffered a cramp and disappeared beneath the surface. Mrs. Terhune was watching from the bank at the time. Police found the body in 12 feet of water.
Terhune was associated wih his father, Howard [TERHUNE], in operation of a hardware store and gas company at Milroy. Besides the widow and father, a daughter and sister survive.
Paul Newby
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Evans, Godby and Trout funeral home in Noblesville for Paul NEWBY, 68, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at Woodlawn hospital Sunday afternoon where he had been a patient for three days.
Mr. Newby was born Dec. 31, 1892, in Hamilton county to Townsend and Sylvia COOK NEWBY. He was married to Lois NEWBY, who survives. He had lived in the Rochester area seven years, coming here from Hamilton county. He was a member of the Hinkle Creek Friends church.
Surviving along with the widow are four daughters, Mrs. Elsie THOMPSON, Anderson; Mrs. Thelma MARTIN, Noblesville; Mrs. Inez GILPIN, Arcadia; and Dorothy [NEWBY], at home; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Newell [NEWBY], Riverwood; Bernie [NEWBY], Cicero; Floyd [NEWBY], Cicero; Ora [NEWBY], Noblesville; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby LEWIS, Noblesville; Mrs. Dellie YANEL, Indianapolis; and Mrs. Norma BALLARD, Sarasota, Fla.
The Rev. Ward APPLEGATE will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Hinkle Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Elmer J. Harding
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru for Elmer J. HARDING, 82, Peru, a former Rochester resident, who died at 10 p.m. Friday. he had been ill for two weeks.
Mr. Harding was born Nov. 25, 1878, in Birmingham, Ind., to William H. and Mary Olive IZZARD HARDING. His first marriage was to Marie Elizabeth WILKINSON, who died in 1904. He was married in 1907 to Cora Alice HACKLEY, who survives. He lived in Rochester until he was 21, then moved to Peru.
He was a cigar maker by trade but had operated various other businesses.
Surviving along with the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Claude CLARK, Peru; one sister, Moneta QUINN, Rochester; three brothers, Conde and William S. [HARDING], of Peru and John [HARDING] of Gary; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Mount Hope cemetery in Peru.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 16, 1961

Howard Chapman
Funeral services will be conducted at the Huber funeral home in Hammond at 1 p.m. Wednesday for Howard CHAPMAN, 61, Hammond, a former resident of the Richland Center community. Mr. Chapman died in Hammond Sunday.
Wednesday, May 17, 1961

Lowell Oliver
Lowell OLIVER, 57, South Bend, died at Memorial hospital in South Bend at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of several months.
Mr. Oliver was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin OLIVER, R.R. 1, Rochester. He was married in 1935 to Nondas SHEETS.
Surviving along with the parents and the widow are one son at home; one brother, Mark OLIVER, Rochester; and one sister, Mrs. Ardin (Lucy) KINCAIDE, Warsaw.
Funeral services are tentatively scheduled to be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian church, 333 West Colfax, South Bend. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
Friends may call at the Welsheimer funeral home at 521 North William street in South Bend.

Thursday, May 18, 1961

Sadie Carlton
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Church of God for Mrs. Sadie CARLTON, 64, South Bend, a former resident of Akron, who died at 5:15 a.m. today at St. Joseph hospital in South Bend of a heart attack. She had been ill eight months.
Mrs. Carlton was born June 22, 1896, in Akron, to Charles and Judy RICHARDSON SHIREMAN. She was a member of the Akron Stringtown club. She had resided in South Bend for 20 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Treva) SHOEMAKER, South Bend; and Mrs. Imogene PAVESE, Hobart; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Riley SHIREMAN, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Roscoe (Bertha) HARDING and Mrs. Claude (Mary) BRUNSON, both of South Bend; and one half-brother, Ossa SHAFFER, Chicago.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Orvis funeral home in South Bend from 2 until 10 p.m. Friday and at the Haupert funeral home in Akron from Saturday until noon Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Douglas Coleman
Bourbon, Ind. (UPI) -- Douglas COLEMAN, 16, Bourbon, was killed here Wednesday when a tractor he was driving overturned in a ditch.
Riding with Coleman was Richie NESS, 7, Bourbon, who suffered only minor cuts.

Anna B. Hollom
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday at the Catholic church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for Mrs. Anna B. HOLLOM, 88, who died Saturday in St. Augustine, Fla.
Mrs. Hollom had spent the last 10 summers with Mrs. Moneta QUINN of Rochester.

Saturday, May 20, 1961

Ida C. Kline
Mrs. Ida Caroline KLINE, 78, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday at her home of a heart attack.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the St. John Lutheran church with the Rev. Delmar KRUEGER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Born in Fulton county on Feb. 13, 1883, Mrs. Kline was the daughter of William and Wilhelmina ZWINGEISEN TETZLAFF. She was married Feb. 11, 1940, to John R. KLINE, who survives. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran church.
Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Frank (Sophia) GORDON, Rochester and a half-brother, John FELDER, San Mateo, Cal., six nieces and four nephews. Preceding her in death were one brother, Edward TETZLAFF, and one half-brother, Louis FELDER.

Margaret Master
Mrs. Margaret MASTER of Monterey, who would have reached her 100th birth anniversary in four months, died Friday morning at the Miller nursing home here, where she had resided three years.
Mrs. Master, born Sept. 20, 1861, in Ohio, leaves 76 descendants, including two sons, two daughters, twenty grandchildren, fifty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A resident of Monterey all her life, she was married in 1889 to Alphus MASTER, who preceded her in death. Funeral rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Monterey with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Kennedy and Braman funeral home in Winamac.

Friday, May 19, 1961

Charlotte Mattice
Last rites will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Charlotte MATTICE, 75, wife of Floyd "Jack"MATTICE of Rochester.
Mrs. Mattice died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at her home, 1011 Madison street, following a two-week illness.
The Rev. James SCHUMACHER will officiate at the rites, and cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.
Born in Rochester on March 6, 1886, Mrs. Mattice was the daughter of Harry and Rose KILLEN. She was married here Nov. 16, 1908, and the couple resided in Rochester until 1918, moving first to Indianapolis and later to Washington, D.C.
Her husband served in Indianapolis as city attorney and as chief deputy Marion county prosecutor, later joining the Attorney General's staff in Washington and being a defense counsel at the Japanese war crimes trials in Tokyo following World War II. The Mattices returned to Rochester in 1956 following Mr. Mattice's retirement.
Mrs. Mattice was a member of the First Presbyterian church and past president of the Sunnyside Guild, Indianapolis.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Helen MARSH, Bluffton; three grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. David WEDMORE, Muncie.

Saturday, May 20, 1961

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Monday, May 22, 1961

Edward L. Klock
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru for Edward L. KLOCK, 46, Peru, who died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at his residence in Peru after an illness of three weeks.
Mr. Klock was born Oct. 8, 1914, in Harbor Springs, Mich., to Nathaniel and Fern RHINE KLOCK. He was married in 1951 to Jenetta FORD, who survives.
He was an employee of the Dewey-Shepherd Boiler company in Peru, a veteran of World War II and the Peru American Legion post.
Surviving along with the widow are the father, Nathaniel KLOCK, Watersmeet, Mich.; the mother, Mrs. Fern RHINE KLOCK, Rochester; three sons, Harold, Arthur and Michael [KLOCK], at home; one daughter, Patricia [KLOCK], at home; two brothers, Arthur KLOCK, Tacoma, Wash.; and William KLOCK, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Max LANDIS, Rochester; Mrs. Fred CHALKE, Jr., Rochester; and Mrs. Ralph DYE, Grand Lodge, Mich. One son and one daughter preceded in death.
The Rev. Russell SHALLEY will officiate at the services, and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery in Peru.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

William F. Schauer
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for William F. SCHAUER, 67, Chicago, former Argos resident, who died in Chicago at 7 p.m. Saturday of a heart attack. He had been ill one year.
Mr. Schauer was born April 9, 1894, in Cleveland, Ohio, to John and Matilda PETERS SCHAUER. He was married Nov. 12, 1922, in Carney, Mich., to Anna OTRADOVER, who survives. Mr. Schauer lived in the Richland Center and Delong community a short time before moving to Argos, where he lived for four years before moving to Chicago.
He was a real estate broker and salesman before going into farming and was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Rochester LeRoy Shelton American Legion [post].
Surviving along with the widow are one daughter, Mrs. George (Violet) KRISTL, Berwyn, Ill.; two sons, William T. SCHAUER, Argos; and Arhur SCHAUER, R.R. 5, Rochester; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Stephanie JEDLICKA, Chicago; Mrs. Anna KROLOCHIVIL, Creston, Neb.; Mrs. Tillie SPULAKE, Chicago; Mrs. Helen BARTH, Berwyn; four brothers, John, Arthur, Theodore and Frank [SCHAUER], all of the Chicago area.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Military services will be conducted at the cemetery by the Argos American Legion post.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Robert Burns
Word has been received by local friends and relatives of the death of Robert BURNS, 38, Whittier, Cal., a former Rochester resident. Burns died of luckemia aftr three weeks' illness. Mr. Burns was a funeral director in Whittier. Mr. Burns was the son of Earl and Bessie HAMLET BURNS.
Surviving ar thw wife, the mother and two sons. Also surviving is an aunt, Mrs. Edna GRAHAM, Rochester.

Tuesday, May 23, 1961 to Wednesday, May 24, 1961

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Thursday, May 25, 1961

Allie Cox
Funeral services will be conducted Friday in Pickard, Ind., for Mrs. Allie COX, 100, Pickard, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jeff ROBINSON, in Pickard.
The Rev. Philip ROBINSON, pastor of the Bethlehem Baptist church, a grandson of Mrs. Cox, will officiate at the services.

Luella B. Slifer
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Macy Christian church for Luella B. SLIFER, 77, Macy, who died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Slifer was born Jan. 9, 1884, in Miami county, to Laurence and Mary Ellen SLIFER COLLINS. She was married Feb. 4, 1903, to Urmy E. SLIFER, who died in 1947. She spent her entire life in Miami county. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are thre brothers, Francis COLLINS, Rochester; Fred COLLINS, San Antonio, Texas; and Ray COLLINS, macy.
The Rev. Scottie WEBSTER will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after 9 a.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Luella Mackey
Word has been received by local friends and relatives of the death of Miss Luella MACKEY, 80, El Segundo, Cal.
Miss Mackey was a milliner here for several years. She had lived in California for 30 years. Her brother, Joe MACKEY, resides at 1418 Franklin avenue.

Friday, May 26, 1961

Arthur W. Carpenter
Mrs. Walter KEIM, R.R. 5, Rochester, has received word of the death of her father, Arthur W. CARPENTER, Tucson, Ariz.
Mr. [Carpenter], a former Rochester resident, was 72. He suffered a severe stroke Monday and died Thursday night in a hospital in Phoenix where he had been for the past three years. He had lived in Arizona for 20 years.
He is survived by two other daughrters, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) KOCZAN, South Bend, and Mrs. Fred (Florence) SCHRADER, LaPorte; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete but burial will take place in Arizona.

Saturday, May 27, 1961

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Monday, May 29, 1961

Eva L. Fraling
Mrs. Eva L. FRALING, 91, died Saturday at 10:30 p.m. in a Logansport hospital following a long illness. She resided at Twelve Mile.
Born Oct. 5, 1869, in Miami county, she had spent most of her life in the Twelve Mile vicinity. She was married Feb. 24, 1892, to Joseph FRALING, who died in 1940. Her parents were Andrew and Ellnora TILLETT HOOKS. She was a member of the Twelve Mile E.U.B. church.
Only survivors are several nieces and nephews. Rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Twelve Mile E.U.B. church with the Rev. Russell WILBURN officiating. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after Tuesday noon.

Frank Whisler
Frank WHISLER, 72, R.R. 2, Macy, died Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital of a heart attack. Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Revs. Harold CONRAD and Ronald HARSHMAN officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Oct. 13, 1888, in Perry township of Miami county, he had spent his lifetime in the Macy community. His marriage was April 8, 1914, at Denver to Alma BERGER, who survives. A retired farmer, Mr. Whisler was the son of Henry and Ellen MURPHY WHISLER. He was a member of the Emanuel church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are three daghters, Mrs. Maurice (Willadean) HELVEY, Akron; Mrs. Otho (Norma) BRYLE, Babson Park, Fla., and Mrs. [Nobert] (Phyllis) FOOR, South Bend; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and one brother, Albert WHISLER, Twelve Mile. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Mary Cox
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Miss Mary COX, 81, Kewanna, who died Saturday morning in Woodlawn hospital after a long illness.
The Rev. Charles COOK officiated at rites, and burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Miss Cox was born in Pickaway county, O., on June 4, 1879, and came to Fulton county as a child. She spent most of her life here. She was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Alpha McDOUGAL, Fulton, and two nephews, Thurman COX, Logansport, and Henry COX, Rochester.

Ruth M. Nye
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Ruth M. NYE, 63, Akron, who died at 9:50 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient there for one day. She had been ill for three years and seriously ill for one day following a heart attack.
Mrs. Nye was born March 19, 1898, at Akron, to Harvey and Laura CHESTNUT LONG. She had been a resident of the Akron community her entire lifetime.
She was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the Mother's Study club, a charter member of the Home Demonstration club and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are two sons, Robert NYE, Akron, and Paul NYE, Piedmont, S.C., and five grandchildren. One son precded her in death.
The Rev. Wesley BULLIS will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at funeral home.

Mrs. Frank Neff
Word has been received here by friends and relatives of the death last week in Pateros, Wash., of Mrs. Frank NEFF, a former Burton resident. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday in the western city.
The Neffs moved from Burton to Greenfield, Ind., leaving there 17 years ago to join their two sons in Pateros.
Among the survivors are the widower; two sons, eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Sally WILSON; a brother, Tom LARRABILL, and his wife, all of Greenfield; a brother-in-law, Floyd NEFF, Fort Wayne, and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Emma HAIMBAUGH and Mrs. Adda NEFF SANDERS, both of Rochester.

Wilma I. Stults
Mrs. Wilma Irene STULTS, 35, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at her home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the verdict of Marshall County Coroner Marshall STINE.
Born April 5, 1926, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Noble and Cora STONE NIFONG and had spent her lifetime in the Argos area. She was married June 28, 1946, at Argos, to William STULTS, who survives. Mrs. Stults was a member of the Plymouth Church of Brethren.
Also surviving are one son, David [STULTS], and two daughters, Janet and Judy [STULTS], all at home; her parents, R.R. 4, Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (June) VOREIS and Mrs. Eugene (Gladys) SNYDER, both of Argos, and Miss Betty NIFONG, at home; three brothers, Paul and Earl NIFONG, both of Argos, and Burl NIFONG, Wabash; her grandmother, Mrs. Jenny STONE, Plymouth; grandfather, John NIFONG, Mishawaka. One sister, Dorothy [NIFONG], and one brother, Fred [NIFONG], died in infancy.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Plymouth Church of Brethren with the Rev. Homer KIRACOFE officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and at the church an hour before the rites.

Tuesday, May 30, 1961

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Wednesday, May 31, 1961

Frank Setty
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru for Frank SETTY, 85, R.R. 2, Macy, who died at 10:25 p.m. Monday in Dukes hospital at Peru after a year's illness.
The Rev. Willis MAUGANS will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetry at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Setty, a retired farmer, had lived in the Macy area most of his life. He was born in Greenville, O., on Nov. 9, 1875, the son of Francis and Margaret SETTY. He was married Nov. 8, 1902, to Nellie MUMAUGH, who died in 1943. Mr. Setty was a member of the Pipe Creek Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dallas RATHJE, Peru Mrs. Ernest KNIGHT, Michigan City; and Mrs. Clifford FORSHEE, R.R. 2, Macy; seven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and one brother, John SETTY, Peru. Preceding him in death were three brothers and two sisters.

Joseph W. Ridgway
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 o'clock this evening at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Joseph W. RIDGWAY, 85, R.R. 2, Argos, who died at Parkview hospital in Plymoth at 10:40 a.m. Monday.
Mr. Ridgway was born Dec. 15, 1875, in Paulsboro, N.J., to Joseph and Sarah WARRINGTON RIDGWAY. He was married in 1903 to Ida COPELAND, who died in 1951. Mr. Ridgway had resided with his daughter, Mrs. Ardith DAVIS, R.R. 2, Argos, for 10 years, going there from Detroit. he was a retired automotive engineer.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ardith (Louisa) DAVIS, R.R. 2, Argos; three grandchildren, and one half-sister, Mrs. Thomas CALDWELL, Clarksboro, N.J.
The Rev. Edward BOASE will officiate at the services. Cremation will take place in Indianapolis and interment will be made in Greensboro, Ind.

Mildred C. Snyder
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren for Mrs. Mildred C. SNYDER, 76, R.R. 1, Argos, who died of a heart attack at her home at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Snyder was born May 12, 1885, at Bunker Hill, Ind., to Levi and Susan SHIVLEY PUTERBAUGH. She was married Jan. 1, 1909, to George W. SNYDER, who died in 1959. She had lived in the Argos community for 60 years and was a member of the Walnut church of the Brethren.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Hazel) SHOEMAKER, R.R. 2, Argos; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Amzi PUTERBAUGH, Detroit. Two sons and one daughter died in infancy, and two brothers, Clifford and Heber [PUTERBAUGH], prceded her in death.
The Rev. Eldon EVANS will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 8 p.m. today until noon Friday and at the church one hour prior to the services.

Thursday, June 1, 1961

Gertrude Freese
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Haverstock funeral home, LaPorte, for Mrs. Gertrude FREESE, 86, who died in Community hospital in that city at 12:45 a.m. today. Mrs. Freese had been ill five months.
A resident of Rochester for many years, she was born Jan. 17, 1875, in LaPorte county to Nelson and Elizabeth MORTON. On March 14, 1895, in LaPorte county, she was married to Arthur C. FREESE.
Mrs. Freese was a member of the First Christian church, the Order of the Eastern Star and a past matron of the Rebekah lodge, all of Rochester.
Surviving are a son, Morton [FREESE], LaPorte; one granddaughter, and four sisters, Mrs. Florence SCOTT, Prairie City, Ore.; Mrs. Adell HUTCHENS, San Diego; Mrs. Myrtle McCURDY, Erie, Pa., and Mrs. Lizzie PRATT, LaPorte. The husband, a brother and a sister preceded her in death.
Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery, LaPorte. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Friday until the hour of the service.

Mildred C. Snyder
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren for Mildred C. SNYDER, 76, R.R. 1, Argos, who died of a heart attack at her home at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Friday, June 2, 1961

Cora M. Deeds
Mrs. Cora M. DEEDS, 89, former Rochester resident, died Thursday at 8 p.m. in Parkview nursing home at Peru, where she had been a patient since August, 1959. Before that, she had resided at 310 West 11th street here.
Born in Fulton county March 7, 1872, Mrs. Deeds was the daughter of William and Catherine SWARTZLANDER KINDIG. She was married Dec. 24, 1898, to William C. DEEDS, who died Oct. 1, 1936. Mrs. Deeds came to Rochester in 1940 from Chicago.
She was a member of the Rochester Woman's club, Birthday club and Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. W. A. (Alice) CUNNINGHAM, Peru; one brother, R. Milton KINDIG, Bunker Hill, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by fourteen brothers and sisters.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray E. MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Deedsville. Friends may call at the funeral home after Saturday noon.

Ellis W. Alexander
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Center E.U.B. church, one mile north of Silver Lake, for Ellis Wayne ALEXANDER, 57, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, who died at his home at 9:50 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Alexander had been ill four months.
Mr. Alexander was born Jne 27, 1903, at Leesburg, Ind., to Ellis and Edna BOYER ALEXANDER. He was married in June of 1922 to Alta KRIEG, who survives. He spent his lifetime in the Silver Lake area. He was a farmer and a member of the Burket E.U.B. church.
Surviving along with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Vance (Arlene) LYTLE, Akron, and Mrs. Gerald (Betty) DOUB, Silver Lake; five grandchildren; two brothers, Deverl [ALEXANDER], Silver Lake, and Gilbert [ALEXANDER], Louisville, Ky., and one sister, Mrs. Lowell LECKRONE, R.R. 1, Claypool.
The Revs. Charles KRAMER and Charles HANEY will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery.
Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron afteer 2 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Saturday, June 3, 1961

Adam E. Gearhart
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Silver Creek Church of God for Adam E. GEARHART, 81, Disko, who died at 3:30 o'clock this morning at Beatty Memorial hospital at Westville after an illness of one year.
Mr. Gearhart was born May 3, 1880, at Disko, to John and Emma HILEMAN GEARHART. He was married Aug. 6, 1905, in Wabash county, to Hazel HOAGLAND, who preceded him in death. He was a lifetime resident of the Disko community, a retired farmer and a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Lena) FELLERS, Akron; Mrs. Theodore (Josephine) ROBINSON, Akron, and Mrs. John (Daisy) GROSHON, Fremont; one son, Kenneth GEARHART, South Bend; thirteen grandchiuldren; sisteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle GOOD, Leiters Ford, and three brothers, Frank [GEARHART], Akron; Guy [GEARHART], Hubbard, Ore., and Ralph [GEARHART], Silver Lake. One sister and five brothers also preceded him in death.
The Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Victor YEAGER will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 1 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday and at the church one hour prior to the services.

Mabel S. Miller
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Fulton Baptist church for Mrs. Mabel S. MILLER, 78, Fulton, who died at 8 a.m. today in the Rochester Nursing home. Mrs. Miller had been ill five months.
She was born Feb. 27, 1882, to Irvin and Ora CLOUSE RANNELLS. She was married in 1911 to Alvin MILLER, who preceded her in death in 1931.
Mrs. Miller, who had lived in Fulton 30 years, was a member of the Baptist church there.
Surviving are a step-daughter, Miss Grace MILLER, Arlington, Va., and a niece, Mrs. Janet BLAIR, Hammond.
The Rev. Lynford ORR will have charge of the rites, and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery, Indianapolis. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home, Fulton, after 7 p.m. Monday.

Charles L. Patterson
[Charles] L. PATTERSON, 77, Fulton, died at 6:30 a.m. today in his home after a six-month illness.
Born Sept. 20, 1883, in Huntington county, he had lived in the Fulton community for 63 years. His parents were William R. and Lucinda FISHER PATTERSON. His wife, the former Trixie MARTIN, survives.
Mr. Patterson operated the Molasses Mixing Machinery company at Fulton, for about 20 years. His parents were William and the former Fulton mill. [sic] He was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a son, Dwight [PATTERSON], Kokomo; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn GILBERT, Peru; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Pilgrim Holiness church with the Rev. Herbert JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after sunday noon and at the church an hour before the service.

Mary Bickel
Mrs. Mary BICKEL, 74, Logansport, mother of Mrs. Glen FUNK of Kewanna, died Friday at 4:40 a.m. at St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport after a long illness.
Last rites will be Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's church at Logansport with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Maurice FOLEY officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery. Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Also surviving are the husband, Gerald [BICKEL], two sons, another daughter and three grandchildren.

Monday, June 5, 1961

Granville Dawson
Granville DAWSON, 71, Huntertown, died Sunday morning of a heart ailment. Surviving along with the wife and eight children is one brother, Merley DAWSON, 1107 Monroe street. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Glen D. Duffey,
Kate Duffey and
Estella Logan
Seventeen persons died over the weekend in Indiana highway crashes, among them the parents and great-aunt of Mrs. Bonnie WALTERS, wife of Fulton County School Superintendent Russell WALTERS.
Killed in a head-on collision of two autos on Ind. 15, about 12 miles north of Wabash, Sunday morning were Glen D. DUFFEY, 72, his wife, Kate [DUFFEY], 71, and Mrs. Estella LOGAN, 88, all of LaFontaine. The Duffeys and Mrs. Logan were enroute to spend the day with the Walters family at their Richland township home when the accident occurred.
Police said a car driven by Robert Leroy GOODRICH, 24, Grand Haven, Mich., apparently was traveling on the wrong side of the road and hit the Duffey vehicle head-on. Goodrich was in critical condition at the Wabash county hospital today.
Mr. and Mrs. Duffey also have a son, Dick DUFFEY, a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md. Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Breneman-Hunter funeral home at LaFontaine. Burial will be in that town. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles Mills
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron for Charles MILLS, 90, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at his farm home Saturday at 8:15 a.m. after two years' illness.
The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born March 22, 1871, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of William and Sarah SECOR MILLS. He was married Nov. 19, 1901, at Burket to Alfie REESE, who died in 1924. He spent most of his life in the Akron community.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Odie ENGLE, R.R. 2, Akron; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and one brother, Ira MILLS, Hollingsburg, O. Preceding him in death were four brothers.

Robert Burns
Robert BURNS, 37-year-old former Rochester resident who died of leukemia May 19 in Whittier, Cal., was former honorary mayor of Wilmington, Cal., friends here have been advised.
Prominent in Wilmington civic affairs, Mr. Burns was a member of the Rotary club, past commander of the American Legion Post, affiliated with the Wilmington First Christian church and was employed as a funeral director in Wilmington and later in Whittier.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn [BURNS]; two sons, Stephen and Frederick [BURNS]; his mother, Bessie M. BURNS and an aunt, Edna GRAHAM of Rochester.
Last rites were conducted in Whittier. Friends were asked to make contributions to the memorial fund of the Whittier First Christian church.

Tuesday, June 6, 1961

Jay Clayton
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Jay CLAYTON, 72, 311 Clayton street, who died Monday at 1:10 p.m. at his home of a heart attack. He had been in ill health since 1951.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Dec. 2, 1889, in Rochester, he was the son of George W. and Minnie STIEGLITZ CLAYTON. His marriage was in Chicago on Oct. 6, 1923 to Bertha NELSON, who survives. Mr. Clayton, employed as a baker, attended the First Church of Christ, Scientist.
He was a World War I veteran, member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, Royal Arch Masons, Eastern Star, American Legion Post and Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne.
Besides the widow, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Marie SISSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Floyd (Nellie) DEARDORFF, Athens, and several nieces and nephews. His parents, one sister and one brother preceded him in death.
Rochester Masonic lodge No. 79 also will conduct services at the funeral home, and Order of the Eastern Star chapter No. 70 will conduct rites at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Ronald A. Cornell
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Johns funeral home in Warsaw for Ronald A. CORNELL, 51, R.R. 5, Rochester, southwest of Mentone, who died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday at his residence of a heart attack.
Mr. Cornell was born Feb. 2, 1910, at Perth, Ontario, Canada, to George and Frances CORNELL. He was married to Clara DAVIS CORNELL, who died in 1962. He had lived in Indiana since 1956, coming here from Detroit, Mich. He was a lathe operator and a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Surviving are one son, William [CORNELL], at home; two daughters, Mrs. James FRANCIS, Knoxville, Tenn.; and Linda [CORNELL], at home; the mother, and five sisters who reside in Smithfalls, Canada.
The Rev. Philip ROBINSON will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Harry E. Reames
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers fneral home for Harry Edward REAMES, 69, 1109 Elm street, who died at 7:25 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for three days.
Death came after an illness of several weeks' duration. The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born April 29, 1892, in Logansport, Mr. Reames was the son of William J. and Rose MARTINDALE REAMES. He was married April 17, 1915, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Mildred KENLEY, who survives.
A retired farmer, he had resided in this vicinity for 52 years, moving from Logansport.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty SHIDAKER, Bremen, and Mrs. Margaret BURCHFIELD, San Diego, Cal.; one son, William K. REAMES, Lacrosse; one grandson, Jerry BURCHFIELD, San Diego; two half-brothers, Bert REAMES, Winamac, and William REAMES, Dexter, Mich.; five half-sisters, Mrs. Pearl KUERSTEN, Chicago Heights, Ill.; Mrs. Fay WEIRICK, Chelsea, Mich.; Mrs. Opal SHOWLEY, Florida; Mrs. Dorothy ENSIGN, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Meda SHELLHART, Gregory, Mich. Two sisters preceded him in death.

Wednesday, June 7, 1961

Martha Mantos
Mrs. Martha "Mitzi" KISTLER MANTOS, 23, Chicago, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Michael Reese hospital there. Mrs. Mantos had been ill three years and seriously ill one month.
She was born June 5, 1938, in Richland township, to Wayne and Margaret FOSTER KISTLER. She was married Feb. 3, 1960, in Chicago to Angelo MANTOS. She had lived in Chicago the last five years, going there from Richland township.
Employed by the Country and Life Insurance company, Chicago, she was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Surviving besides the husband, Chicago, are the parents of R.R. 3, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Marcia Sue) BICK, Jr., R.R. 6, Rochester; three broters, Milton [KISTLER], Silver City, N.M.; A2C Mark [KISTLER], Bunker Hill Air Force Base, and Kip [KISTLER], at parents' home; a grandmother, Mrs. Jane KISTLER, Leiters Ford; a niece, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. An infant son preceded her in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, June 8, 1961

Rose Ward
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Miller funeral home in Monticello for Mrs. Rose WARD, 85, a lifelong resident of Reynolds, who died Tuesday night at the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient for 18 months.
Surviving are a son, daughter, six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and a sister. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Martha Mantos
Final rites for Mrs. Martha "Mitzi" KISTLER MANTOS, 23, Chicago, a native of Richland township, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. Mrs. Mantos died Tuesday morning at Reese hospital in Chicago after a three-year illness.
The Rev. Theodore ROBERTS will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. Saturday and at the church from 1 until 2 p.m.

Friday, June 9, 1961

Effie Newcomb
Mrs. Effie NEWCOMB, 85, 307 Main street, died this morning at 10:40 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for the past 16 days. Death came following an illness of 60 days.
Born Dec. 13, 1875, in the Ebenezer community of Rochester township, she was the daughter of Abe and Emergene MILLER BLACKETOR. Her marriage was March 17, 1897, at Macy, to Elmer M. NEWCOMB, who died Jan. 14, 1953. Mrs. Newcomb had spent her entire life in this community. She attended the First Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. H. E. SNYDER, Alton, Mo., and Mrs. Paul MYERS, Fullerton, Cal.; two sons, James G. and Carl [NEWCOMB], both of Rochester; two brothers, Kline BLACKETOR, Sr. and Joshua BLACKETOR, both of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. John McKINNEY, Rochester; five grandchildren, Mrs. Joanne BENDALL and Edwin and Karl NEWCOMB, all of Rochester; Mrs. Marcia SMITH, Peoria, Ill., and William MYERS, Fullerton, Cal.; ten great-grandchildren, Lyman, Leonard and Amy SNYDER, Alton, Mo.; Joe Ellen BENDALL and Cathie Kay, Kenton B. and Laura D. NEWCOMB, all of Rochester; Cinda Lee, Mary Lynn and Peggy Ann SMITH, all of Peoria, Ill., and several nieces and nephews. Two sons, Leonard and Floyd [NEWCOMB], preceded her in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church with the Rev. Harry BAILEY of Indianapolis, former church pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. James RHOADS. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Newcomb residence, 307 Main street, after 4 p.m. Saturday. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, June 10, 1961

Thomas E. Waite
Thomas E. WAITE, 86, Granger, died Friday morning at South Bend Memorial hospital after a 10-day illness. He formerly resided in Akron, moving to Granger 27 years ago.
Born April 15, 1875, in Miami county, he was married in 1896 to Bess DAVIS, who died in 1928. His second marriage was Feb. 4, 1950 to Thelma DAVIS, who survives. Mr. Waite was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Also surviving are a daugher, Mrs. A. D. SHEWMAN, Mishawaka; one son, Charles [WAITE], Silver Lake; one sister, Mrs. Mary CAPLE, Warren; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Bubb funeral home with the Rev. Arnold SCHAAP officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

C. P. Ryan
Word has been received here that C. P. RYAN, formr resident of the east shore of Lake Manitou, died at his home in Ocala, Fla., May 24.
Services were conducted in Ocala, and remains were sent to Mr. Ryan's former home in Indianapolis following cremation.
Mr. Ryan was associated with the Public Service Company of Indiana, Inc., in Indianapolis before his retirement.

Thomas Lee Brown
Graveside rites were held at the Plainview cemetery in Macy today for Thomas Lee BROWN, infant son of Martin and Kathern WILSON BROWN, who was stillborn at 9:45 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital.
The grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis WILSON of Macy and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon BROWN of Chili, also survive. The McCain funeral home near Denver was in charge of rites.

Monday, June 12, 1961

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Tuesday, June 13, 1961

Eva Scott
Mrs. Eva SCOTT, 87, Akron, died at her home in Akron at 11:30 p.m. Monday after an illness of two years.
Mrs. Scott was born July 17, 1873, near Akron, to James and Dora DAVIS CURTIS. She was married Oct. 12, 1898, to Dr. Emory SCOTT, who died in 1944. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church and of the Loyal Workers Class and the WSCS of the church. She spent her lifetime in the Akron area.
Suviving are one niece, Mrs. Helen BABER, Fort Myers, Fla.; one great-nephew, Robert BABER,Akron; one great-niece, Mrs. Gene HOLLAND, Fort Myers; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Minnie CURTIS, who had been caring for her in her home.
Final arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Lloyd H. Haldeman
Final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Lloyd H. HALDEMAN, 63, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at 3:45 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital only a few hours after being admitted. He had been ill just a few days with a heart ailment.
Mr. Haldeman was born July 1, 1897, at his residence, to Henry and Sarah LEININGER HALDEMAN. He was married Jan. 4, 1919, to Irene HOLZ, who survives. He lived his entire life in the Akron community. He was a member of the Modern Woodman lodge and a farmer by trade.
Surviving along with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Garland (Dolores) SRIVER, Akron, Mrs. Richard (Sarah) MILLER, Rochester; one son, Howard HALDEMAN, Sarasota, Cal. [?]; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jack (Loa) MORRIS, Akron; Mrs. Harvey (Mary) STERLING, Akron; and Mrs. Ernest (Edna) HUNTER, Fort Wayne.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of services.

Etta Teter
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Mrs. Etta TETER, 92, retired Kewanna school teacher who died Monday at the Rochester nursing home.
The Rev. Harry TAYLOR, assisted by the Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD, will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Teter was born March 2, 1869, the daughter of Joseph and Pauline HUNNESHAGEN SLICK, and had been a lifetime resident of Kewanna. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and the Kewanna Rebekah lodge.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred MILLER, St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Jessie FELDER, Rensselaer; four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, June 14, 1961

Rudolph Brooker
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Rudolph BROOKER, 95, retired Kewanna farmer, who died Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Miller nursing home here. He had been in failing health for several years.
The Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Born March 4, 1866, in Pulaski county, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac BROOKER. His wife, the former Sarah SCHIRM, died in 1953.
Mr. Brooker spent his entire life in the Kewanna vicinity. He is survived only by several nieces and nephews.

Loren E. Rains
Authorities in San Jose, Cal., awaited autopsy results today in the death of Loren E. RAINS, 23, Plymouth, whose body was found Monday at the bottom of a motel pool by a former Navy friend who was to meet him for a swim. Rains had gone to California to attend the wedding of a friend.
The friend, Elmer KENYON, 21, of Moffett Naval Air Station, near San Jose, told investigators he was to meet Rains at a Bayshore highway motel for a swim in the Pacific Ocean.
When Kenyon arrived, Rains was at the bottom of the motel's pool. He said he tried artificial respiration without success.
Funeral services will be conducted for Rains at 2 p.m. Friday in the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth, where friends may call after noon Thursday.
Mr. Rains was born Feb. 2, 1938, in Plymouth, to Leroy and Florence KAUFMAN RAINS. He was married April 3, 1960, at San Jose, to Barbara WHITE, who died Aug. 25, 1960. The father also preceded him in death.
Mr. Rains had been engaged in farming since his discharge from the United States Navy in August, 1960, after serving four years. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ of Plymouth and a member of the Plymouth Moose lodge.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Florence RAINS, R.R. 3, Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Betty MACLAIN, Rochester; Mrs. Rose MACLAIN, Plymouth; and Mrs. Kathryn KREIGHBAUM, Plymouth; four brothers, Robert [RAINS], Hobart; Donald [RAINS], Frankfort; David [RAINS], Gary; and Leroy [RAINS], Jr., Gary.

Eva Scott
Final rites for Mrs. Eva SCOTT, 87, Akron, who died Monday morning at her home will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Akron Methodist church.
The Revs. Wesley BULLIS and Claude FAWNS will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron afternoon Thursday and at the church one hour prior to the services.

William L. Armentrout
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for William L. "Lon" ARMENTROUT, 75, Alsip, Ill., a former resident of the Argos community, who died at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jack McCARTY, in Alsip.
Mr. Armentrout was born June 30, 1886, at Clarkdale, Ill., to Louis and Mary CONOVER ARMENTROUT. He was married July 5, 1909, to Maggie MANNA, who died in 1949. He had resided in Alsip for the last 10 years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist church at Stellington, Ill.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Velma) McCARTY, Alsip, Ill.; one son, Donsel ARMENTROUT, Cedar Lake, Ind.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Vesta ETHRIDGE, Kansas City, Mo.; three brothers, Louis [ARMENTROUT], Kansas City, Mo.; Charley [ARMENTROUT], Florida, and Otis [ARMENTROUT], South Bend.
The Rev. Edwin JOHNSON will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 15, 1961

Thomas E. Black
Funeral services were scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday in Indianapolis for Thomas E. BLACK, 64, vice president and director of the Van Camp Hardware and Iron company in Indianapolis and a native of Rochester.
Mr. Black died unexpectedly of a heart attack, suffered at his office Tuesday night.
Last rites will be held at the Fall Creek mortuary of Flanner and Buchanan, where friends may call. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery at Indianapolis.
Born Dec. 18, 1896, in this city, he had resided in Indianapolis since 1916 and had been associated with the Van Camp firm from that date. His father, the late George BLACK, for many years operated what now is Baileys' hardware here.
The present building was built for Black and partner Norman STONER in 1911. Later Max BAILEY joined Black and the store was renamed Black and Bailey hardware. Byron BAILEY now has succeeded Max Bailey in ownership. The elder Black died almost 20 years ago.
Thomas Black was a member of Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis, the Rocheter Masonic lodge, Columbia Club and Indianapolis Athletic Club in Indianapolis and the Pennington American Legion post. He was a frequent visitor to this city, owning a farm south of here which is tenantd by Jess SRIVER.
Mr. Black is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor BLIZZARD; a son, Thomas E. [BLACK], Jr., Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. William P. PURCELL, Memphis, Tenn., and one granddaughter. The Blacks reside at 6060 Riverview drive in Indianapolis.

Abbey Smith
Mrs. Abbey SMITH, 73, Clearwater, Fla., former resident of Bruce Lake Station, died early today at Clearwater after an illness of one year.
Mrs. Smith was born in 1888 west of Lake Bruce to Mr. and Mrs. David MONESMITH. She was married in 1905 in Winamac to Ray SMITH, who survives. She had made her home in Clearwater since moving from Bruce Lake Station two years ago. She was a member of the Community church at Bruce Lake Station.
Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Beulah HUNTINGTON, and one son, Buford [SMITH], all of Clearwater. Eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral and burial will be in Clearwater.

Frank Baumgartner
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral chapel in Fulton for Frank BAUMGARTNER, 79, Nyona Lake resident, who died at his residence at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Baumgartner was born Feb. 2, 1882, in Yogoslavia, to Michael and Mary BAUMGARTNER. He was married in 1919 in Yugoslavia to Anna HUMBERT, who survives. He had resided at Nyona Lake for the last nine years since coming to the United States from Yugoslavia.
Surviving are the widow; two sons, Frank and Mike [BAUMGARTNER], both of Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. Anna KRAKOWSKI, Chicago; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Walter MORRIS will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank B. Swartz
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Frank B. SWARTZ, 87, who died at his home near Kewanna Wednesday following a long illness.
The Rev. Carl YOUNT will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Swartz was born April 3, 1874, in Great Falls, Wis., to George and Ann RILEY SWARTZ. He was married June 3, 1902, to Lilly Mae HARRIS, who survives.
Also survving are two daughters, Mrs. Glenna SCOTT, Crown Point, and Mrs. Gladys JENSON, Belding, Mich.; a son, Gerald [SWARTZ], Knox; four grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death.

Minnie E. Ginther
Final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Easterday funeral home in Culver for Mrs. Minnie E. GINTHER, 77, Park Forest, Ill., former resident of Culver and Leiters Ford, who died Wednesday afternoon a Ingalls hospital at Harvey, Ill.
Mrs. Ginther was born in 1884 in Chicago. Her husband, Omer Dean GINTHER, died in 1958.
Surviving are one son, Dean GINTHER, Park Forest, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis STUDLY, Hollywood, Cal., and three grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home afternoon Friday.

Friday, June 16, 1961

Mrs. Williston S. Linn
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Grandstaff fneral home at Roann for Mrs. Williston Stanfield LINN, 67, who died at 1 a.m. today at her home, R.R. 1, Denver.
The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate at rites. Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Surviving are the husband, four sons, two daughters, two sisters and eleven grandchildren. Mrs. Joseph PHILLIPY, R.R. 1, Macy, is a daughter.

Loren E. Rains
The cause of death of a young Plymouth man, Loren E. RAINS, 23, has been ruled as accidental drowning by the Santa Clara county coroner's office in San Jose, Cal., following an autopsy.
Rains' body was found Monday at the bottom of a motel swimming pool by a former Navy friend who was to meet him there for a swin in the Pacific ocean. The friend, Elmer A. KENYON, 21, of Moffett Naval Air Station near San Jose, found his friend's body in the pool at the Bayshore Highway hotel.
Among the survivors of Rains is a sister, Mrs. Betty MACLAIN of Rochester. Funeral rites were conducted at the Johnson funeral home, Plymouth, at 2 p.m. today.

Austin L. Bryant
Friends here have been advised of the death in Arlington, Wash., of Austin L. BRYANT, 89, a native of the Akron community. Funeral rites and burial were held inView Crest Abbey mausoleum in Arlington.
Mr. Bryant was born near Akron, the son of David and Emeline CARR BRYANT. He had resided in the state of Washington for 50 years, belonged to the First Baptist chuch of Marysville and the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers Association.
Suviving are four daghters, Mrs. Thelma POTTER, Everett, Wash.; Mrs. Alice BAKER, Arlington, Wash.; Mrs. Hazel THOMPSON, Tacoma, Wash.; and Mrs. Julia JOHNSON, Everett, Wash.; four grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

Charles W. McPherson
Funeral services were conducted today at 3:30 p.m. at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna for Charles W. McPHERSON, 79, Kewanna, who was found dead in his home at about noon Thursday. Fulton county coroner Dr. Howard ROWE, who investigated, stated that the time of death was sometime Tuesday.
Mr. McPherson was born Oct. 29, 1881, in Hannibal, Mo., to William and Mary McPHERSON. His wife, Bessie CRASK McPHERSON, preceded him in death. He was a retired pharmacist and a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sons, Joe [McPHERSON], Kewanna; and Frederick [McPHERSON], South Bend; one brother, Fred [McPHERSON], Flora, and one sister, Mrs. Fae CULP, Kewanna.
The Rev. Carl YOUNT officiated at the services, and burial was made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, June 17, 1961

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Monday, June 19, 1961

Jesse A. Rohrer
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren for Jesse A. ROHRER, 81, Agros, who died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 7:30 p.m.Saturday after an illness of four weeks.
Mr. Rohrer was born in Fulton county, Aug. 30, 1879, to Jacob and Sarah HOLMES RHORER. He was married Jan. 12, 1902, in Marshall county, to Nora ILER, who survives. Mr. Rohrer had resided in Argos for the last 22 years, going there from Fulton county. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Glenn) COPLEN, R.R. 5, Plymouth; two grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy.
The Revs. Eldon EVANS and Albert VERMILLION will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until noon Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to the services.

Grace Foor
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Haupert fneral home in Akron for Miss Grace FOOR, 74, Athens, who died at a Logansport hospital at 12:30 a.m. today.
Miss Foor was born to Alfred and Eliza HUFFMAN FOOR on Sept. 24, 1887, at Athens. She spent her entire lifetime in the Athens community. She was a member of the Church of God and the Missionary society of that church.
Surviving is one nephew, Amos FOOR, Athens.
The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of the services.

Tuesday, June 20, 1961

John W. Bookwalter
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Macy Methodist church for John Wesley BOOKWALTER, 72, Mcy, who died at 7:45 a.m. today. Mr. Bookwalter had been ill 15 years.
He was born Oct. 22, 1888, in Adams township of Cass county. He had lived in Macy 62 years, moving there from his birthplace.
A graduate of Green Pharmacy school, Indianapolis, in 1912, he worked as a pharmacist in the Macy drug store for 40 years, retiring in 1955.
He was a member of the Macy Methodist chuch and Lincoln Masonic lodge No. 523, Macy.
On Sept. 20, 1916, in Peru, he was married to Hazel WOOLLEY, who survives. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Edith WOLFE, South Bend. A son, two other sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
The Rev. Ronald HARSHMAN will have charge of the final rites, and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. The body will lie in state one hour at the church. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver, after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 21, 1961 to Saturday, June 24, 1961

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Monday, June 26, 1961

Russell A. Amber
Russell A. AMBER, 70, died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for the past seven weeks. Mr. Amber, who resides on Lucas street at the north edge of the city, had been in ill health for the past two years.
Mr. Amber was maintenance man at The Rochester Sentinel for five years until illness forced his retirement in 1959.
Born June 30, 1899, at Urbana, Ind., he was the son of Robert and Jucinda AMBER. He was married in 1941 at rochester to Anna RUSH LANG. Mr. Amber had resided in this city 21 years, moving here from Columbia City. He was a member of the Urbana Christian church.
Surviving are the wife, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Gerald POOLE, Wabash; Mrs. Jack GAGE, Columbia City; Mrs. John WORKMAN, Columbia City; Mrs. Jack SHARRETT, Detroit, and Mrs. Ralph BARNHART, Ossian; one son, Robert [AMBER], Churubusco; one sister, Mrs. Gladys SCHELLE, Loganspot; and one brother, Leonard POOLE, Wabash.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER of Tyner officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Paul O. Strong
Paul O. STRONG, 68, Akron, died at 4 p.m. Saturday of a heart attack sustained at the Rudolph SEE farm, two miles southeast of Akron.
Last rites were held today in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Harold CONRAD and D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial was in the Akron cemetery. The Haupert funeral home in Akron was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Strong was born Jan. 29, 1893, in Kosciusko county, the son of Charles and Retta EVEY STRONG. A farmer, he was married Aug. 1, 1918, to Eva HOFFMAN, who survives. Mr. Strong was a member of the Akron Church of God and a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are two granddaughters; four brothers, Howard and Lester STRONG, both of Akron; Hugh STRONG, Twelve Mile, and Bruce STRONG, California. One son, Richard STRONG, preceded him in death.

H. Gordon Miller
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Herschel Gordon MILLER, 68, 1130 Jefferson street, who died of a heart attack at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at his home.
Death came unexpectedly, for Mr. Miller apparently had been in good health since a previous heart attack sustained in 1957.
The Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER will officiate at the rites, assisted by the Leroy C. Shelton post of the American Legion. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.
Mr. Miller, who for many years operated a plumbing business here, had retired from that work in 1957. He was born Feb. 2, 1893, at West Liberty, O., the son of Alfred and Laura STAUBBS MILLER. He was married June 9, 1919, in Rochester, to Bess M. McINTYRE, who survives. Mr. Miller had lived in this city 39 years, moving here from Urbana, O.
He was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church, Masonic Lodge's Urbana and Rochester chapters, Manitou Moose lodge, American Legion and was a veteran of World War I.
Besides the wife, surviving are one son, Jack Gordon MILLER, Indianapolis, and four grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials, other than flowers, be made hy friends to the organization of their choice.

Clarence W. Bunch
Clarence W. BUNCH, 83, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 9:15 a.m. today in his home nine miles southeast of Argos on the Walnut-Tippecanoe township line. He had been ill the past year.
Born May 3, 1878, in Fulton county, he had lived in the Argos community for 81 years. Never married, Mr. Bunch was the son of Joshua and Catherine KING BUNCH.
Surviving are one brother, Joshua [BUNCH], Fort Wayne; one sister, Miss Katherine BUNCH, at home; one niece and two nephews. He was preceded in deth by two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday noon.

Charles Van Meter
Charles Van METER, 64, former farm implement dealer at Kewanna, died of a heart attack Sunday while visiting in Colorado. He had been living in Venice,Fla., since his retirement 11 years ago.
Mr. Van Meter founded the Van Meter Implement company in Kewanna, now the Kewanna Implement company. He was traveling with his wife and son, Charles [Van METER], Jr., when fatally stricken.
Among other survivors are a daughter, Sue Ellen [Van METER], Miami, Fla.; a brother, George [Van METER], Kewanna; and a sister, Mrs. Gladys LOUDERBACK, Fulton.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, June 27, 1961

Elizabeth L. Reinholt
Funeral services will e Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac for Mrs. Elizabeth L. REINHOLT, 83, Monterey, who died Sunday in Knox. She had been ill since suffering a broken hip two months ago.
The Rev. Theodore ROBERTS of Leiters Ford will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Reinholt was born in Rochester on Sept. 29, 1877, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George FAULSTICK. She had spent almost all her life in the Monterey community and was married to Henry A. REINHOLD, who died Jun 1, 1942.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel JOHNSON, Culver; two sons, Roy REINHOLD, Kewanna, and Lawrence REINHOLT, Buchanan, Mich.; twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

Charles Van Meter
Funeral arranvgements for Charles Van METER, 64, formerly of Kewanna, still were incomplete today. Mr. Van Meter, former farm implement dealer at Kewanna, died of a heart attack Sunday while visiting in Colorado.
The body is being returned to Mr. Van Meter's home in Venice, Fla. Last rites and burial are expected bo be made there.

Ora E. Horton
Ora E. HORTON of Peru, former resident of Macy, died of a heart attack Monday at 3:30 p.m. at a cottage on the east shore of Lake Manitou where he and his wife were spending a week's vacation. Mr. Horton's fatal attack came while he was sitting in a chair. He was 78 years old.
A retired Nickkel Plate railroad engineer, he resided at 113 West Sixth street in Peru.
He was born in Macy on Jun 9, 1883, the son of Addison and Enid BURKETT HORTON. His marriage was on Nov. 16, 1904, to Chloe FRY, who survives. Mr. Horton was a member of the First Baptist church of Peru, Eagles lodge, Old Rails and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Surviving besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Lalah) O'BRIEN, Peu, and Mrs. Wendell (Lucille) GURTNER, Pittsburgh; three sisters, Mrs. Verne FRY, Fulton; Mrs. Nora STEVENS, Rockford, Ill., and [Miss Ferne] PANCAKE, Peru; one half-brother, John HORTON, Niles, Mich.; one half-sister, Mrs. Harriet CRAWFORD, Sturgis, Mich.; one grandson, and one great-grandson. Two sisters and one brother are deceased.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru with the Rev. Gary ALBRITTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wdnesday.

Lewis H. Stewart
Lewis Hadden STEWART, 70, retired lumber dealer and executive secretary of the Fulton County Red Cross, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for three months. Death caused by cancer came following a year's illness. Mr. Stewart resided at 913 Jefferson street.
For 11 years co-owner of the Rochester Lumber company he took over the secretary's post of the Red Cross office in July, 1959, and served until November 1960.
A veteran of World War I, he served in France with the 150th Field Artillery of the famed Rainbow Division. Mr. Stewart was a member of the Kiwanis club, Leroy C. Shelton Post of American Legion and Phi Delta Theta fraternity of DePauw university, which he attended.
He was born Oct. 20, 1890, in New Maysville, Ind., the son of A. B. and Mary HIXON STEWART. He had lived in this community 24 years, moving here from Versailles. His marriage was Sept. 30, 1922, at Roachdale, to Helen F. FORD, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, James R. STEWART, in the Navy at Mechanicsburg, Pa., and L. Hadden STEWART, Pendleton, and six grandsons.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER officiating, assisted by the American Legion. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 28, 1961

Frank Perkins
Frank PERKINS, 36, Logansport, took his own life with a 20-gauge shotgun early today, five and one-half miles southeast of Kewanna. The sheriff's department and Coroner Dr. Howard ROWE investigated.
Blake PLUMMER, Kewanna businessman, discovered Perkins' body off the road in a cornfield near the intersection of Prairie road and Callahan ditch about 6:40 a.m. Plummer was out for an early-morning drive at the time.
The body was lying face up beside Perkins' car. The gun, a single shot, bolt action weapon, was lying underneath Perkins' legs. Perkins was shot in the chest on the right side.
Plummer summoned the sheriff by telephone from a nearby farm home.
Perkins, an employee of the Coca Cola bottling plant at Logansport, was unmarried. An uncle, William PERKINS, Kewanna, had raised him, and another uncle, Floyd FREDRICKS, Kewanna, also survives.
Dr. Rowe, who ruled Perkins' death a suicide, set the time of death at about 3 a.m.
Perkins was not ill and had not been despondent recently, preliminary investigation by the sheriff's department showed. A further check for possible motive for the deed will be conducted.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, where funeral arrangements are pending.

Lester A. Wood
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, for Lester A. WOOD, 54, Akron, who died suddenly of a heart attack at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday near Packerton. Mr. Wood had not been ill.
A timber buhyer for the Pike Lumber company, Akron, for 27 years, Mr. Wood also was president of the Henry township United Fund and was a prime figure in the organization of the community drive.
He was born March 26, 1907, at Gardner, Mass., and had lived at Akron for 25 years, moving there from Three rivers, Mich. He was the son of Walter and Alice BLOOD WOOD.
On Nov. 2, 1929, at Three Rivers, he was married to Edna BLODGETT, who survives at home.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Mary Alice) ROBERTS, Bremen, and Mrs. Robert (Helen) KINK, New Haven; a son, Richard [WOOD], Shilling Air Force Base, Celina, Kans.; one grandson.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS of Akron will officiate at the rites, and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour for services.

Harry O. Brugh
Harry O. BRUGH, 79, Aubbeenaubbee township, died at 12:30 a.m. today in his home on R.R. 4, Rocheter, after an illness of seven months.
A livetime resident of this county, he was born Feb. 10, 1882, to George and Frances HUNTER BRUGH. His marriage was to Ethel BRUGH, who survives.
Mr.Brugh had graduated from the first class at Leiters Ford high school and attended Rochester Normal university. He was a farmer, for 20 years an agent with the Rochester Farmers Mutual Insurance company and had taught at Aubbeenaubbee township school. He was a past master of the Rochester Masonic lodge, a member of the Burton Methodist church and of the Knights Templar at Plymouth.
Surviving, besides the widow, are two daughters, Mrs. Frances Ellen WALSH, Chicago, and Mrs. Donna Belle KLINE, Rochester; two sons, Albert [BRUGH], Battle Creek, Mich., and Joseph [BRUGH], R.R. 4, Rochester; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Earl and Ray [BRUGH], and an infant daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, June 29, 1961

Lewis A. Brown
Lewis A. BROWN, 79, Argos, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Westville after an illness of six months. He had resided with a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Eva) BASS, in Argos.
Born April 10, 1882, in Scottsdale, Pa., he was married to Pearl SPIKER, who died in 1959. Mr. Brown had resided in Argos 10 years, moving there from Gary.
Mrs. Bass is the only immediate survivor. Funeral rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Fred CROWN officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Mary Beckner
Mrs. Mary M. BECKNER, 90-year-old Argos resident, died at the Landis nursing home there Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. She had been ill five years.
Born Feb. 7, 1862, in Mahoning county, O., she moved to Marshall county at the age of four years. Her parents were Joseph and Beulah BRYAN, and she was married April 10, 1884, to George BECKNER, who died Jan. 14, 1921. Mrs. Beckner was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Bonnie) BUNCH and Mrs. Rollo (Lula) BUNCH, both of Argos; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Beckner was the last survivor of a family of six children.
Final rites will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Frank L. Perkins
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, for Frank Larry PERKINS, 23, Logansport, found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wounds near Kewanna early Wednesday.
Mr. Perkins was born July 13, 1927, in Cincinnati, the son of Ora and Mary RHODES PERKINS. He had lived in Logansport 10 years and was employd in the Coca Cola bottling plant there. He was unmarried. Before moving to Logansport, he had lived in and around Kewanna 22 years.
Surviving are a brother, William Ray PERKINS, Rochester; two half-brothers, Clarence and Robert [PERKINS], both of Cincinnati; an uncle, William PERKINS, Kewanna, and a cousin, Mrs. Floyd FREDERICKS, also of Kewanna.
The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER will have charge of last rites, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the funeral.

Mary L. Ohler
Mrs. Mary L. OHLER, 83, former Argos resident, died this morning at 7:25 o'clock in the IBM nursing home at Plymouth after a six-weeks' illness. She had resided at 407 Webster avenue, Plymouth, since 1948.
Born Sept. 22, 1877, in Green township near Argos, she was the daughter of John and Electa Ann PEEPLES. She was married April 22, 1900, to James OHLER, who died May 26, 1948. Mrs. Ohler was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jennine (Lucille) GREENLEE, Plymouth; one son, Burford OHLER, Plymouth; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Charles MILLER, Mrs. Mary HISSONG and Mrs. Blanche KEPLER, all of Laporte.
The Grossman funeral home at Argos will be the site of last rites, Saturday at 4 p.m. The Rev. Wallace MOORE will officiate, and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Harry O. Brugh
Members of Rochester lodge No. 79, of which he was a past master, will conduct funeral services Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home for Harry O. BRUGH, 79, Aubbeenaubbee township resident who died at his home early Wednesday.

Friday, June 30, 1961

John Dragomier
Word has been received here of the sudden death of John DRAGOMIER, 60, Evanston, Ill., at his home last weekend. He was the husband of Miriam WAITE DRAGOMIER, a former resident of Peru.
Also among the survivors are a son, John Waite DRAGOMIER; three aunts by marriage, Misses Margart, Carrie and Josephine WAITE, all of Gilead, and a cousin, Mrss Belva MILLER, 626 1/2 Main street, Rochester.

Saturday, July 1, 1961

Onis "Kary" Fields
Onis "Kary" FIELDS, 81, died at 4:30 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home after a two-year illness. He resided at 550 East Eighth street.
Born Oct. 31, 1879, in New Waverly, he was the son of William and Helen STEPHENS FIELDS. He was married Dec. 27, 1936, at Valparaiso, to Mildred BELT, who survives. He had lived in this community 30 years.
A retird employee of the Armour Creameries plant here, Mr. Fields also was a pianist.
Besides his wife, he is suvived by five sons, Russell, Leonard and Charles [FIELDS], all of Indianapolis; Herbert [FIELDS], Palos eights, Ill., and Richard [FIELDS), Danville, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Eva LANDIS, Dndee, Fla., and Mrs. Mary CRAWFORD, Danville, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home here.

Monday, July 3, 1961

Theodore Wines
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Theodore WINES, 84, Akron, who died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant View nursing home at Wabash after an illness of four months.
Mr. Wines was born July 24, 1876, in Fulton county, to George and Sarah PUTMAN WINES. He spent his lifetime in the Akron and Roann communities. He was married in Fulton county to Laura BOWEN, who died in 1960. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Fern) PRESTON, Wabash, and Mrs. Herman IMinnie) BEAMER, Warsaw; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granchildren. One daughter and one grandson preceded him in death.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS and Elmer POLK will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Bruce Christian Springer
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Mary Catholic church in New Albany, Ind. for Bruce Christian SPRINGER, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph SPRINGER, 1227 Wabash avenue who died at 1:45 Sunday at Memorial hospital in South Bend.
The boy had been in the South Bend hospital since being rushed there Friday following a freak accident at his home at about 4 p.m. Friday. His death was the fourth accidental one in Fulton county this year.
According to Rochester police, who investigated, the child suffered head injuries when his head was crushed in the door of the family car.
Officers said the boy's five-year-old rother, Vincent [SPRINGER], got into the Springer family's 1960 Ford station wagon in the driveway of the home. The ignition keys were in the car, and the older boy started the car and drove it forward into the garage.
The younger child was getting into the right-hand door of the car, and his head was caught between the closing door and the body of the car when the car entered the garage, focing the car door shut.
The child was taken to Woodlawn hospital, then rushed to the South Bend Memorial hospital by ambulance with a state police escort. Springer is football coarch at Rochester high school.
Bruce Christian Springer was born Sept. 8, 1958, in South Bend to Joseph and Patricia CHRISTIANSEN SPRINGER. He and his parents formerly resided in Nappanee and Fort Wayne. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church in Rochester.
Surviving along with the parents are two sisters, Amy, one, and Barbara [SPRINGER] four; one brother, Vincent, five; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond CHRISTIANSEN, New Albany; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas CHRISTIANSEN, New Albany; the paternal great-grandfather, William McCAIN, Washington, Ind.; paternal great-grandmoter, Mrs. Dose E. DECKER, Indianapolis; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
Monsignor JANSEN of the St. Mary Catholic church in New Albany will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the St. Mary church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 10 p.m. today and at the Deickman funeral home in New Albany after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Onis Fields
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Onis "Kary" FIELDS, 81, who died Saturday morning in the Miller nursing home here. He lived at 550 East Eighth street.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE will officiate at the rites, and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jesse E. Zechiel
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Burr Oak Church of God for Jesse Edward ZECHIEL, 82, R.R. 1, Culver, who died at 11 p.m. Sunday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill since March.
Mr. Zechiel was born Dec. 30, 1878, in Marshall county, to George and Jennie STAMM ZECHIEL. His marriage was to Pearl HATTEN. Mrs. Zechiel died in February. He had lived in the Culver community his lifetime. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Burr Oak Church of God.
Surviving are one son, Ferris [ZECHIEL], R.R. 1, Culver; two daughters, Miss Marguerite ZECHIEL, at home; Mrs. Elizabeth DAVIS, R.R. 1, Culver; four grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Lee MOORE, Rochester.
The Rev. Warren SORENSON will offficiate at the service, and burial will be in the Culver Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver until 10 a.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to the services.

Tuesday, July 4, 1961

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Wednesday, July 5, 1961

Daniel S. Fiedler
Daniel S. FIEDLER, 64, died unexpectedly of a heart attack this morning at 10:25 o'clock in his home, 1018 Jackson street. Mr. Fiedler had been ill since suffering a coronary attack in Decemer, 1956, bu in rcent months had been much improved.
Mr. Fiedler retired in 1956 as foreman of the Fansler Lumber company here.
A resident of Rochester since 1950, he was born Aug. 3, 1896, in Cass county, near Logansport. His parents were George and Goldie (CROCKETT) FIEDLER. Mr. Fiedler was married Jan. 20, 1920, near Sheridan, to Ruth GRINSTEAD, who survives. The Fiedlers moved here from Ridgeville.
Mr. Fiedler was a member of the Grace Methodist church, the Moose and Elks lodges and the Royal Center Masonic lodge.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Victor D. FIEDLER, Fort Wayne; one grandson, Victor Edwin [FIEDLER], and one granddaughter, Vickie Sue [FIEDLER], both of Fort Wayne. Preceding him in death were two sons, Dale C. [FIEDLER], in infancy, and Lt. Bernard E. FIEDLER, who was lost in action with the U.S. Air Force in Africa in 1945, during World War II.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Harold M. Steiner
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in Plymouth for Harold M. STEINER, 69, prominent auctioneer of this area. Mr. Steiner died at his home in Plymouth Sunday night after a year's illness. Burial was in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
An auctioneer at farm and home sales throughout northern Indiana and southern Michigan for the past 50 years, Mr. Steiner was well known in Fulton county for his work here.
Born in Lakeville on Jan. 15, 1892, he had resided in Plymouth for 60 years. His marriage was Aug. 23, 1910 to Etta RAILSBACK, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Russell [STEINER], South Bend; four daughters, Mrs. Walter HAMPTON, Plymouth; Mrs. Richey WHITESELL, South Bend; Mrs. Dale FAULKNER, LaCresanta, Cal., and Mrs. Roy PEABODY, South Bend; a half-brother, Claude RIDDLE, Tucson, Ariz.; a stepbrother, Ernest RIDDLE, South Bend; fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Jesse E. Zechiel
Last rites were held today at the Burr Oak Church of God for Jesse Edsward ZECHIEL, 82, R.R. 1, Culver, who died Sunday night at Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He was the brother of Mrs. Lee MOORE, Rochester.
Burial was in the Culver cemetery.
Born near Culver on Dec. 30, 1878, Mr. Zechiel had operated his 165-acre farm with the help of his son and grandson until becoming ill last March.
Surviving are one son, Ferris [ZECHIEL], Culver; two daughters, Miss Marguerite ZECHIEL, at home, and Mrs.Elizabeth DAVIS, Culver; the sister, Mrs. MOORE, and four grandchildren.

Thursday, July 6, 1961

Lucile Wagner
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peru Presbyterian church for Miss Lucile WAGNER, 49, Peru, who died Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. at Methodist hospital in Indianapolis.
Miss Wagner was born March 4, 1912, in Peru, to John E. and Ella STICKEL WAGNER. She was a member of the Peru Presbyterian church where she was an organist for several years. She was a past president of the Delta Theta Tau sorority in Peru. She graduated from Peru high school in 1929 and attended Indiana universityand the Arhur Jordan Conservatory of Music.
Surviving ar the mother, Mrs. Ella WAGNER, Peru; three sisters, Maurine WAGNER and Lillian WAGNER, both of Peru; and Mrs. George (Virginia) EWING, Connersville; and one brother, Dr. Robert WAGNER, Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Rev. Dale DICKEY will officiate at the services, and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery in Peru.
Friends may call at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru after 2 p.m. Friday.

Laura Greer
Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Laura C. GREER, 84, 129 East Fourth street, who died Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for the past year and a patient at the hospital for 2 1/2 months.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate at rites, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Greer was born Sept. 25, 1876, in Miami county, the daughter of Jacob and Nancy CUNNINGHAM KILER. She had spent most of her life in this vicinity and was married on Christmas Eve, 1899, to James GREER. He preceded her in death April 17, 1940.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. John COLEMAN, 197 Pontiac street, and numerous cousins.

Daniel Fiedler
Funeral rites for Daniel FIEDLER, 64, 1018 Jackson street, will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. Mr. Fiedler died of a heart attack at his home Wednesday at 10:25 a.m.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Rock Creek cemetery, 10 miles south of Logansport. The Royal Center Masonic lodge will conduct graveside rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, July 7, 1961

Eunice M. Miller
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Eunice May EASTERDAY MILLER, 78, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at her residence at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. She had been in ill health for one year but death was sudden.
Mrs. Miller was born May 21, 1885, in the Whippoorwill community, to Albert and Adeline PLANTZ EASTERDAY. She was married Dec. 24, 1903, in Fulton county, to William C. MILLER, who survives. She spent her entire lifetime in the Whippoorwill area. She was a member of the Grandview E.U.B. church.
Surviving along with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Rex (Thelma) RICHARDS, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Leroy (Opal) GRAVES, South Bend; Mrs. Orville (Ruth) ZENTZ, R.R. 2, Argos; one son, Albert D. MILLER, Muncie; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Hugh GUISE, Claypool; Mrs. Delbert ANDERSON, New Carlisle; Mrs. Irene WALTERS, South Bend; and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Richard JOHNSON will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the South Germany cemetery in the Whippoorwill community.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturdy.

Edna Sausaman
Mrs. Bert (Edna) SAUSAMAN, 77, 1108 Madison street, died at 10:30 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home here.
Death came following a lingering illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge.

Saturday, July 8, 1961

Edna Sausaman
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Edna SAUSAMAN, 77, who died at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Pontious nursing home here. The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate, and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the Rebekah lodge will hold its services at 7:15 p.m. today.
A resident of 1108 Madison street, Mrs. Sausaman had been ill a year and a patient in the nursing home since February.
Born Sept. 30, 1883, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John and Mary MacELFRESH ANDERSON. She had resided in Rochester since 1944, living previously in Richland and Newcastle townships. Her marriage was June 8, 1910, in Rochester, to Charles Bert SAUSAMAN, who died in 1944. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Rebekah lodge, Victorial Reading Circle, Pleasant Valley club and Patriotic club.
Surviving are one niece, Mrs. John RAVENCROFT, Skokie, Ill.; one nephew, Cecil JONES, South Bend, and two cousins, Mrs. Myrtle ENYART and Mrs. Tressie GRAY, Kewanna.

Monday, July 10, 1961

Norma Rose Day
Final rites for Mrs. Norma Rose DAY, 34, Culver, will be conducted in the Church of God in Chattanooga, Tenn., at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Day died of a heart ailment at 10:25 a.m. Friday at the Bremen community hospital after an illness of three weeks.
Mrs. Day was born Sept. 26, 1926, in St. Joseph, Mo., to the Rev. T. F. and Sylvia DeBORD BLACKWELL. She was married in 1953 in Joplin, Mo., to William H. DAY, who survives. She was a former employee of the Ritz Craft corporation in Argos. She had resided in Marshall county for six years, going there from Chattanooga.
Surviving along with the husband are the mother, Mrs. T. F. BLACKWELL, Chattanooga; two sons, Robert Dean HARDY and Jerry HARDY, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred CASE, Florida; Mrs. Dorothy LEDFORD, Cleveland, Tenn.; Mrs. Naomi PERKINS, Chattanooga; and one brother, Thomas F. BLACKWELL, Paletka, Fla.
The Rev. D. C. BOATWRIGHT will officiate at the services, and burial will be in Fort Hill cemetery at Cleveland, Tenn. The body was sent from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the Bryan funeral home in Chattanooga Friday.

Ollie Miller
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Ollie CLARK MILLER, 55, Osceola, who died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka, are incomplete at the Bubb funeral chapel in Mishawaka. Mrs. Miller died suddenly of a heart attack.
Mrs. Miller was born Mar. 3, 1906, in Akron to Mr. and Mrs. Del CLARK. She was married Feb. 19, 1935, in South Bend. Her husband died in 1960. Mrs. Miller and her husband formerly operated a drug store in Mishawaka. Mrs. Miller worked at Leininger's department store in Akron when she was younger. She was a member of the East Methodist church in Mishawaka and No. 267 Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are one son, Larry C. MILLER, at home; one step-daughter, Mrs. James PARTRIDGE, South Bend; one grandson; one sister, Mrs. Cecil SHOEMAKER, Macy; and three brothers, George, Melvin and Everett CLARK, all of Akron.

Ruth Boone
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron Church of God for Mrs. Ruth BOONE, 64, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at her residence at Rock lake after an illness of nine months.
Mrs. Boone was born Jan. 21, 1897, in Sullivan county, to John and Anna HAWK JENINGS. She was married May 14, 1914, in Terre Haute, to Earl S. BOONE, who survives. She had resided Rock lake for 18 years, going there from Anderson. She was a member of the Anderson Christian church.
Surviving along with the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Leon (Eudora) AUSTIN, New Albany; three sons, John [BOONE], Lexington, Ky.; Donald [BOONE], Medford, and Chester [BOONE], Miami, Fla.; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Laura VAUGHN, Anderson; Mrs. Kate DANIELS, Texas; Mrs. Eva RICHARDSON, Bakersfield, Cal.; four brothers, Luke [JENINGS], Detroit; Joe [JENINGS], Indianapolis; Merl [JENINGS], Calumet City, Ill.; and Dale [JENINGS], Willington, Cal.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officate at the services, and burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and the church one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, July 11, 1961

Bertha Rannels
Relatives of Mrs. Robert RANNELS, 82, have received word of her death at Miami, Fla., on July 6. Death came as the result of several strokes. She was living with her daughter, Mrs. Vernon B. "Tad" BROWN, at the time and had resided in the southern city for the last 18 years. William DENISTON of Rochester is her nephew.
Bertha HURST RANNELS was born and grew up in the old Wagoner Station community and was married to Robert "Bob" RANNELS, owner of a book store in Rochester for many years. They moved to Chicago after he sold his business here.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, John [RANNELS], Chicago, who has three children and one grandchild. Mrs. Robert M. (Nancy) BROWN COLLINS, another grandchild, lives in Japan with her husband and three children. He is a commander in the U. S. Navy.
Services were held on July 8 in Miami with burial there.

Dora Jones
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Dora HARTMAN JONES, 81, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died at 8:15 p.m. Monday. She fomerly was a patient at the Pontius nursing home here. She had been ill for two years. She formerly resided with her son, Robert O. JONES, R.R. 2.
Mrs. Jones was born Aug. 15, 1879, near Athens, to Benjamin and Clara MOONSHOWER HARTMAN. She was married Sept. 6, 1903, in Rochester, to Edward JONES, who died in 1951. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Mary) MIKESELL, Harvey, Ill.; one son, Robert O. JONES, R.R. 2; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Bessie) TOWN, R.R. 5, rochester, Mrs. Estel (Glenn) BEMENDERFER, Rochester; Mrs. Daisy MORGAN, Marsailles, Ill.; four brothers, Irvin [HARTMAN], macy; Clyde [HARTMAN], Del Paso Heights, Cal; Vernon [HARTMAN], Grayling, Mich.; Estel [HARTMAN], Greenbush, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were the parents, husband, and one son and four nephews.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 12, 1961

Ben Y. Vaughn
Final rites will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Ben Y. VAUGHN, 53, Passaic, N.J., who died Monday morning at the General hospital in Passaic after an illness of one year. Among the survivors is Mr. Vaughn's widow, the former Florence DOWNS, who formerly lived in Rochester.
Mr. Vaughn was born Nov. 4, 1907, in Columbia, Pa. He was married to Florence DOWNS in 1953. He had resided in Passaic for 15 years, going there from Chicago. He was a retired Erie railroad employee and a member of the Moose lodge in Passaic.
Surviving along with the widow are three brothers, Georga A. [VAUGHN], Hershey, Pa.; William [VAUGHN], York, Pa.; and Clarence A. [VAUGHN], Milwaukee, Wis.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate at the services, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, July 13, 1961 to Friday, July 14, 1961

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Saturday, July 15, 1961

Jess L. Murden
Jess L. MURDEN, prominent Peru businessman and Indiana political figure, died of a heart attack suffered at 9:15 p.m. in his home at 118 West Sixth street in Peru. He was 75.
Mr. Murden long had maintained a summer home on Lake Manitou, in recent years on the north shore in Ferndale park, in this community.
Mr. Murden was rushed to Dukes hospital in Peru after suffering the heart seizure but died 10 minutes later. The Eikenberry funeral home in Peru is in charge of last rites, which have been set tentatively for Monday afternoon.
He is survived by his wife, Mary [MURDEN]; one daughter, Miss Ruth MURDEN and a son Thomas MURDEN, all of Peru.
Until his retirement, five years ago, Mr. Murden had wide business interests in Peru and was well-known to state legislators for his lobbying activities as chairman of the Associated Railways of Indiana.
In 1944, he was state campaign manager for the successful campaign of Republican Ralph GATES as governor. He also had been a member of the Indiana Highway Commission in the 1920s.
Mr. Murden led the lobbying efforts in Congress which resulted in the location of the Bunker Hill Naval Air Station south of Peru in 1942. The base was closed after World War II and Mr. Murden again spearheaded a campaing in Washington for its reactivation as a major Strategic Air Command base.
He also was a member of the Peru YMC, Masonic I.O.O.F. and Moose lodges, Rotary club and was director of the Peru Trust company.
[NOTE: See Wendell C. & John B. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK, Cole Bros. Circus.]

Dwight L. Steininger
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Grandview E.U.B. church for Dwight Leroy STEININGER, 51, who died of a heart attack Friday about 3:30 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted an hour previously. He lived southwest of Leiters Ford on R.R. 4, Rochester.
The Rev. Richard JOHNSON will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church from 1 - 2 p.m. Monday.
Born Dec. 4, 1909, at Mt. Cory, O., Mr. Steininger was the son of William and Alla KEEL STEININGER. He and his wife, the former Zoda STEININGER, were married Sept. 1, 1942, at Auburn. They moved here from Wisconsin 12 years ago.
He was a member of the Grandview E.U.B. church and was employed at the Ritz-Craft trailer company in Argos.
Surviving are the wife, at home; two sons, Kenneth [STEININGER], R.R. 6, Rochester; and Cledith [STEININGER], at home; two daughters, Edith and Gladys [STEININGER], both at home; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Ralph [STEININGER], Mr. Cory, O., and Carl [STEININGER], Wausaukee, Wis., and several nieces and nephews.

Monday, July 17, 1961

Stephen T. Richards
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Harrison funeral home of Kewanna for Stephen T. RICHARDS, 79, who died at 6 p.m. Saturday at his home near Kewanna following a long illness.
The Rev. Charles Franklin BRUCK, assisted by the Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER, will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday noon.
A retired printer, Mr. Richards was born April 6, 1882, in Union City, the son of Stephen and Lavina HOLLOWAY RICHARDS. He was married in Indianapolis to Gladys BRUNK in 1921. She survives.
Mr. Richards was a member of the Southrland Presbyterian church in Indianapolis.
Surviving, besides the wife, are four sons, Norman [RICHARDS], Long Beach, Cal.; Neilon [RICHARDS], Indianapolis; Joseph [RICHARDS], Columbus, O., and Robert [RICHARDS], New York City; one brother, Rollie [RICHARDS], Indianpolis; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Harry F. Yates
Harry F. YATES, 56, died Sunday at 7:30 a.m. at the home of his sister, Mrs. Porter HOOKER of Argos. He had been residing there the past thee weeks and had been ill for a year with a heart ailment.
Born Oct. 6, 1904, in Green township near Argos, he had spent most of his life in that community. His parents were Charles and Mattie BADGLEY YATES and he was married Oct. 23, 1930, to Emma CULTICE, who died Nov. 15, 1954. Mr. Yates was employed by the Indiana Motor Bus company at Plymouth.
Surviving are five stepsons, Emmett, Cecil and Gordon CULTICE, all of Culver; William and Garl CULTICE, both of Crystal River, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Porter (Dean) HOOKER, Argos, and two brothers, Charles and Walter YATES, both of Argos
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Jess L. Murden
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru for Jess L. MURDEN, 75, retired Peru businessman and nationally-known political figure who died of a heart atack late Friday.
Burial was in the Mt. Hope cemetery near Peru.
Mr. Murden, who maintained a summer residence on the north shore of Lake Manitou, was well known here. He is survived by his wife, one daugher and one son.

Edgar Miller
Edgar MILLER, 74, R.R. 1, died Sunday at 10:55 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. Death came after an illness of four years.
Born Feb. 7, 1887, in Bradford, O., he was the son of Anthony and Eunice CRUES MILLER. He was married March 4, 1916, in Piqua, O., to LaVirga DUNN, who survives. A farmer, Mr. Miller had lived in this community 33, years.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn FLETCHER, Elkhart, and Mrs. Mary WEIR, Huntington; one son, Edgar [MILLER], Milton, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Mae JONES, Piqua, O., and eleven grandchildren. Preceded him in death were seven brothers and two sisters.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Routzhahn funeral home in Covington, O. Burial will be in that city. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today. The body will be taken to Ohio Wednesday morning.

Fern Houts
Funeral services were conducted today at the Olive Branch church for Mrs. Damon (Fern) HOUTS, 74, Chili, who died in an accident on a county road south of Gilead Friday night. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Surviving are the husband; three daughters and one sister.
Therman D. Smith
Therman D. SMITH, 91, former resident of the Athens community, died at 12:15 p.m.Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Blanche BACON, R.R. 3, Plymouth.
Mr. Smith had been in ill health the past year, seriously sick for a week. He had lived with his daughter for the past 26 years, moving there from the Athens area.
Born near Mentone on July 19, 1869, he was the son of Daniel and Lydia HIPSHURE SMITH. He was married Dec. 21, 1889, at Athens to Flora CLEMANS, who died in 1930. A retired farmer, Mr. Smith was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church.
Surviving are one son, Ralph G. SMITH, R.R. 5, Rochester; five daughters, Mrs. Grace SHIMER, R.R. 2, Akron; Mrs. Eva Lena ALSPACH, 501 Indiana avenue; Mrs. Glen MERLEY, R.R. 1, Akron; Mrs. Kenneth (Hazel) CARTER, Van Nuys, Cal; and Mrs. BACON; seventeen grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildrrn; one brother, Foy "Park" SMITH, R.R. 2, Akron. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH officiating, assisted by the Rev. Thomas ROUG. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 18, 1961

Omer Zartman
Omer "Bob" ZARTMAN, 63, died Monday at 5:45 p.m. when he suffered a heart attack while working in a wheatfield at his farm on R.R. 1, Macy. He had not been ill.
Born Jan. 6, 1898, in Fulton, he was the son of Irvin and Alice MILLER ZARTMAN and had resided in Liberty township most of his life. He was married in Fulton, Feb. 14, 1918, to Sarah Hazel ROCKEY, who survives. Mr. Zartman was a director of the Producers Marketing Association for 10 years.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leonard REED, Wabash, and Mrs. Velma Sue RIGNEY, R.R. 1, Macy; two sons, Von [ZARTMAN], Twelve Mile, and Tom [ZARTMAN], R.R. 1, Rochester; one brother, Ray [ZARTMAN], R.R. 1, Macy, and three grandchildren. Preceding him in death were three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Ditmire and Davidson funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. B. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Bessie Shireman
Mrs. Bessie SHIREMAN, 62, died at 1:25 a.m. today at her home, 13785 East Seventh street, Mishawaka after seven years' illness.
The former Bessie Jane SMITH, she was born in Mentone on Nov. 24, 1898, and moved to Mishawaka 20 years ago from Plymouth. She was married June 22, 1914, at St. Joseph, Mich., to John W. SHIREMAN, who survives.
Also surviving are seven sons, Harold [SHIREMAN], South Haven, Mich.; Carroll and Richard [SHIREMAN], both of Plymouth; John [SHIREMAN], Osceola; Donald [SHIREMAN], South Bend; Charles [SHIREMAN], Mishawaka, and Robert [SHIREMAN], at home; five daughters, Mrs. Donald MITCHELL and Mrs. Thomas HAYDEN, both of Rochester; Mrs. George DAVIS, Osceola; Mrs. Raymond KETCHAM, Mishawaka, and Miss Barbara [SHIREMAN], at home; twenty-two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Merrval SMITH, Mentone; Paul SMITH, Peru, and Guy SMITH, Bremen.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka from 7:30 p.m. today and at the Sheetz funeral home after Wednesday noon until the hour of the service.

Wednesday, July 19, 1961

Cecil H. Fred
Cecil H. FRED, 59, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died Tuesday about 3:30 p.m. of a heart attack suffered while working in a wheatfield at his farm. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, established the cause of death after a passerby noticed Mr. Fred lying beside his combine.
Mr. Fred was the second local farmer to die of a heart attack this week while working at wheat harvest. Omer "Bob" ZARTMAN, R.R. 1, Macy, was stricken fatally Monday afternoon.
Born Sept. 9, 1901, in Fulton county, Mr. Fred was the son of Christopher and Isabelle HARRIS FRED. He was married in 1920 to Edith May REED, who survives. Mr. Fred was a member of the Fairview church.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert [FRED], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Howard [FRED], Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Robert STANER, South Bend; Mrs. Phillip BRAZZLE, Walton, and Mrs. Raymond GOTTSHALL, Logansport; fifteen grandchildren; one brother, Claude [FRED], Fulton and one sister, Edna [FRED], Indianapolis. One daughter and two sisters preceded him in death.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Ditmire and Davidson funeral home in Fulton, where last rites will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Thursday, July 20, 1961

Delbert Daniels
Delbert "Ted" DANIELS, 76, Argos, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Landis nursing home in Argos after an illness of 6 1/2 years.
Born Aug. 31, 1885, at Bennett's Switch in Miami county, he had resided in the Argos community since 1911. His parents were Martin and Susan HERROLD DANIELS. He was married first to Grace RUSSELL, who died in 1906, and his second marriage was Dec. 24, 1910, to Grace ROTH, who survives.
Mr. Daniels retired from farming 14 years ago and afterwards worked for the Eley sawmill and Nickel Plate railroad. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church and Modern Woodmen of America.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Robert [DANIELS], Jackson, Mich.; one stepson, Harold ROTH, Peru; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, William [DANIELS], Claypool, and Charles [DANIELS], Tucson, Ariz. Preceding him in death were one son, Chester [DANIELS], on June 19, 1961, and two daughters.
Last rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos, with the Rev. Arther SCHNECK officiating. Burial will be in the cit cemetery at Galveston. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Dr. Donald Reed
Funeral services were held this afternoon in Culver for Dr. Donald REED, 60, who died Tuesday after an illness of four months. He had practiced medicine in Culver since 1922.
Surviving are the wife, two daughters, two sons, one brother, two sisters and two grandchildren. Burial was in the Culver Masonic cemetery.

Friday, July 21, 1961 to Saturday, July 22, 1961

[no obits]

Monday, July 24, 1961

Florian Dovichi
Friends here have been advised of the death in Banning, Cal., Sunday of Florian DOVICHI, former Rochester businessman.
He operated Dovichi's at 721 Main street, now the Main Street Tavern, for 30 years until selling the firm in 1944.
He was engaged in fruit wholesaling at that address, also operating a candy and ice cream business and later a tavern at the store.
He is survived by his wife and one son, William [DOVICHI]. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, July 25, 1961

Elbert Rhoades
Final rites for Elbert RHOADES, 60, brother of William RHOADES, Rochester, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Jackson, Mich., at the Knickerbocker and Bates funeral home.
Mr. Rhoades' death resulted from a heart attack Sunday at his home in Jackson.
Mr. Rhoades also is survived byhis wife, one son and one daughter, two brothers and eight grandchildren.

Thomas Allen Poor
Thomas Allen POOR, 6, R.R. 1, Pendleton, drowned when he fell off of a pier from which he was fishing at Silver Lake in Kosciusko county late this morning.
The youth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph H. POOR, Pendleton, was pulled from four feet of water 30 feet from shore by Kosciusko county conservation officer Richard HIGGINS at 11:25 o'clock today. The Kosciusko county sheriff's department also investigated.

Wednesday, July 26, 1961

Laurence B. Hackett
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Easterday funeral home in Culver for Laurence B. HACKETT, 74, Culver, who died at 12:30 a.m. today at Osteopathic hospital in South Bend where he had been a patient only a few days.
Mr. Hackett was born April 2, 1887, in North Carver, Mass. He was married Aug. 20, 1910, to Chloe C. BARGER, who survives. He resided in North Judson and Gary for several years before coming to Culver 21 years ago. He operated the Hackett Boat Landing on the West shore of Lake Maxinkuckee. At the age of six years, he came to Rochester to make his home with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd CLEMANS and spent his childhood here.
Surviving, along with the widow, are one daughter, Mrs. John LOGAN, Chesterton; one son, Dr. F. D. HACKETT, Gary; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Kendall SANDS will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Maggie Kemnetz
Final rites will be at the St. John Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Friday for Mrs. Maggie [KEMNETZ], 70, Kewanna, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 2:30 a.m. today.
Mrs. Kemnetz was born Aug. 27, 1890, in Chatsworth, Ill., to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel HORNSTINE. She was married in 1911 to Henry KEMNETZ, who survives.
Surviving, along with the husband, are one son, Clarence [KEMNETZ], R.R. 6, Rochester; one sister, Anne HENRICKS, Chatsworth, Ill.; two brothers, George and Fred HORNSTINE, also of Chatsworth. Two sisters preceded her in death.
The Rev. Alfred GERNI will officiate at services and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at he Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.
The family asks that remembrances, other than flowers, be made in the form desired by friends.

Thursday, July 27, 1961

Gene D. Biltz
Gene D. BILTZ, 34, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 12:15 a.m. today in Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis, where he had been a patient two weeks. He had been ill since July 4.
Born Jan. 11, 1927, at Warsaw, he was the son of Donald and Arzadia CRESS BILTZ. He was married July 27, 1946, in Rochester to Donna J. WARREN, who survives. He had resided in the Richland Center community nine years, moving there from Claypool.
A mechanic by occupation, he was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are the wife, at home; two daughters, Pamela Sue [BILTZ], 4, and Christina K. [BILTZ], 9; two sons, Michael [BILTZ], 2, and Terry [BILTZ], 14; his mother, Mrs. Arzadia STEELE, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Elzie (Mary Ann) KING, South Bend; Mrs. Melvin (Maryland) SHARRER, Mishawaka; grandfather, Orville CRESS, Pierceton. His father preceded in death.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Richard JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. The American Legion and VFW posts will conduct military rites at the cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, July 28, 1961

Michael David Wagoner
Graveside sevices were conducted at 4 p.m. today at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery for Michael David WAGONER, infant son of Robert J. and Rose M. FRY WAGONER, 525 Madison street. The child died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth. The baby was born prematurely at noon Thursday.
Surviving, along with the parents, are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Loren FRY, R.R. 6, Rochester; the patrnal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. WAGONER, R.R. 6, Rochester; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cal McLAIN, Kewanna; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Vern FRY, R.R. 6; paternal great-grandfather, John JOHNSON, Talma; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Amanda WAGONER, R.R. 6, Rocester and several aunts and uncles.
The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements and the Rev. Herbert T. JOHNSON officiated.

Saturday, July 29, 1961

Edith Hindle
Services were held Thursday in Indianapolis for Mrs. Edith HINDLE, 81, formerly of Lake Manitou, who died Monday in Indianapolis nursing home after along illness.
She was the widow of William HINDLE, who died last October. They resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou for many years. A sister, Mrs. Mabel KEARNEY, of Indianapolis, is the only immediate survivor.

Monday, July 31, 1961

W. A. Brennan, Sr.,
Berniece M. Smith and
Sheila Smith
Fulton county's 1961 traffic death toll stood at five today following a three-fatality car-train crash near Delong, that was Indiana's worst of the weekend.
Injured fatally when their car was smashed by a speeding passenger train at the crossing of the Erie-Lackawanna tracks a mile west of Delong were persons representing three generations of a prominent Indianapolis family.
W. E. BRENNAN, Sr., 75, head of a large industrial realty firm, and his daughter, Mrs. Berniece M. SMITH, 46, died instantly about 2:30 p.m. Saturday of fracturd skulls.
Mrs. Smith's daughter, Sheila [SMITH], 7, died two hours later in Woodlawn hospital, also of head injuries.
Injured were Mrs. Smith's husband, J. Albert SMITH, 50, vice president of American Fletcher National Bank and Trust company, Indianapolis, and another daughter, Sharon [SMITH], 11.
Smith, driver of the car, suffered severe head lacerations and internal injuries and Sharon sustained head lacerations and a fracture of her left arm.
Both were treated at Woodlawn hospital and later taken to an Indianapolis hospital.
The bodies of Brennan, Mrs. Smith and her daughter were taken to the Foster & Good funeral home here, then transferred later Saturday to the Kiby Motuary in Indianapolis.
Services for Brennan will be conducted Wednesday morning. Rites are pending for Mrs. Smith and her daughter.
The family was enroute to visit a Smith son at Culver Military Academy when their car was hit by the westbound train, going about 60 mile an hour and dragged 73 feet down the right-of-way.
All occupants of the automobile were thrown from the vehicle, police said.
State Trooper James L. JOHNSON said an eastbont freight train had just passed the double-track crossing when the westbound passenger train appeared. The car skidded 23 feet onto the crossing and the rear of the auto was sheard off by the train.
The crash occurred on a detour of Ind. 17 at a point where there are no flasher signals. The detour is in effect while an overpass for Ind. 17 is being constructed at the crossing.
Lyman BAKER, Fulton county deputy coroner, pronounced Brennan and Mrs. Smith dead. Others on the scene besides Trooper Johnson were Sheriff Willard CLARK, Deputy Don KARNS and Sheriff Ralph GALBREATH of Pulaski county.

Bert F. Schrader
Funeral services will be conducted at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Bert F. SCHRADER, 76, Chili, who died at noon Saturday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for four weeks.
Mr. Schrader was born Jan. 7, 1885, in Servia, Ind., to Charles and Amanda WALTERS SCHRADER. He was married Nov. 6, 1910, at Wabash to Alzena KERSCHNER SCHRADER, who survives. Mr. Schrader was a retired railroad employee.
Surviving with the widow are one son, Harold [SCHRADER], Lafayette; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Loren FIVECOATS, Chili; three sisters, Mrs. Orville CHERRY, Wabash; Mrs. Arnold GAHLE, Wabash; Mrs. Allen DAVIS, Akron; one brother, Gus SCHRADER, Denver; and eight grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
The Revs. Victor YEAGER and John VENEZIA will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, August 1, 1961 to Wednesday, August 2, 1961

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Thursday, August 3, 1961

Howard F. Clay
Howard F. CLAY, 52, a former Rochester resident, died at Montpelier, O., at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday of a heart attack. He moved to Montpelier 20 years ago from Rochester.
In Rochester, he was employed at the old Armour Creameries. His parents were Ed and Vernie DENISTON CLAY.
Surviving are the widow, the former Charlotte BUNN; three daughters, Mrs. Artis GILCHER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Sharon WISE and Mrs. Mona LIVENSPARGER, both of Montpelier; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred NEWMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Pauline SNYDER, South Bend, and a brother, Homer CLAY, Rochester.
Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Montpelier.

Friday, August 4, 1961

Ivah A. Walters
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church east of Kewanna for Mrs. Ivah A. WALTERS, 83, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died in Woodlawn hospital Thursday at 3 p.m. after a month's illness.
The Rev. George BOSSARD will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire and Davidson funeral home at Fulton after 7 p.m. today and at the church an hour before the rites.
Mrs. Walters was born Nov. 12, 1877, in Miami county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwella BAILEY. She was married in 1898 at Kewanna to George W. WALTERS, who died in 1945.
Surviving are one son, Vachel [WALTERS], R.R. 1, Kewanna; four daughters, Mrs. Alma DIMMIT, Plymouth; Mrs. Millie PICKENS, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Aletha HAIMBAUGH, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Opal RANDOLPH, Goshen; thirty-one grandchildren; fifty great=grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Vesta HENDRICKSON, Florida; Mrs. Bertha MYERS, Marion; Mrs. Rhoda JONES, Argos; Mrs. Ella FIELDER, and Mrs. Effie THRUSH, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Daisy ULCH, Michigan. Four sisters preceded her in death.

Saturday, August 5, 1961

Freida Burns
Mrs. Freida BURNS, 49, Culver, died at 10:45 p.m. Friday in her home after an illness of five weeks. She was the wife of David BURNS, Sr., Culver fire chief.
Born in Fulton county on Nov. 20, 1911, she moved to Culver in 1927.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Eunice SCHRIMSHER, Mrs. Betty ROSEBAUM and Mrs. Nancy RAINEY, all of Culver, and Helen [BURNS], at home; three sons, David [BURNS], Jr. and Douglass [BURNS], Culver; Rickey [BURNS], at home; her father, Calvin M. REED, Culver; a sister, Mrs. Ruth FISHER, Pittsburgh; two brothers, Ira REED, Culver, and Cecil REED, Louisville, Ky., and seven grandchildren.
Rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Easterday funeral home with the Rev. Charles HANEY officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, August 7, 1961

Robert D. Baird
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton E.U.B. church for Robert D. BAIRD, 46, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Thursday.
Mr. Baird was born June 8, 1915, in Fulton county, to Charles and Laura MACY BAIRD, Sr. He was married June 25, 1938, in Fulton to Dorothy DOUTT, who survives. He was a member of the Fulton Masonic lodge.
Surviving with the widow are two sons, Robert and David [BAIRD], both at home; the mother, Mrs. Laura BAIRD, Fulton; two brothers, Walter [BAIRD], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Beveridge [BAIRD], Fulton; two sisters, Mrs. Edith JACKSON, Fulton, and Mrs. Evelyn BALDWIN, South Bend, and several nieces and nephews. The father and brother preceded in death.
The Fulton Masonic lodge will be in charge of services at which the Revs. Franklin ARTHUR and Lynford ORR will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and at the church one hour before services.

Mrs. M. B. Zimmerman
Silver Lake, Ind. (UPI) -- Services were held Sunday at the Evangelical United Brethren Church here for Mrs. M. B. ZIMMERMAN, who died Thursday at the age of 105.
Mrs. Zimmerman died at Warsaw in a hospital where she had been since July 15. Survivors include five sons and three daughters; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren and twenty great-great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, August 8, 1961

Oliver Marquis
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Ditmire and Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Oliver MARQUIS, 79, Twelve Mile, who died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday in his home. The Rev. Walter MORRIS will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery.
Surviving are one son, Donald [MARQUIS], Mishawaka; one daughter, Mrs. Burl KEEL, Rochester; three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. George OLDHAM, Twelve Mile.
Born June 11, 1882, in Cass county, Mr. Marquis was the son of Isaac and Jane BOWMAN MARQUIS. His marriage was to Leona EURIT, who preceded him in death.

Floyd McGee
Floyd McGEE, 49, North Manchester, died suddenly of a heart attack at 2 o'clock this morning while working at the Peabody Manufacturing company in North Manchester.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery in Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. McGee was born Nov. 14, 1912, at Athens, to Francis and Gertrude MOORE McGEE. He was married Aug. 11, 1938, in Rochester, to Elsie TOWNSEND. He was a pressman with the Peabody firm. He belonged to the Manchester Moose lodge.
Surviving are the widow, two daughters, Janice and Edna Fay [McGEE], at home; two sons, Merl and Donald Ray [McGEE], both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Bertha) BAIRD, Rochester, and Mrs. Mildred MOORE, Rochester, and two brothers, Eugene [McGEE], Akron, and Clifford [McGEE], Rochester.

Roy Leininger
Roy LEININGER, 71, prominent Akron resident, died at 9:15 a.m. today at he Elkhart General hospital. Mr. Leininger had been taken to the hospital Monday after suffering a heart attack. Final arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Wednesday, August 9, 1961

Roy Leininger
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Roy LEININGER, 71, Akron native, who died at Elkhart general hospital at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Leininger was the co-owner of the Leininger department store in Akron.
Mr. Leininger was born Nov. 11, 1889, in Akron, to Dan and Angeline HARTUNG LEININGER. He was first married to Jennie DAINE, who died in 1954. His second marriage was in May 1957 to Mary LANTZ who survives.
Surviving along with the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Edgar (Justine) NEUENDORF, Madison, Wis.; tree grandchildren; one step-daughter, Mrs. Richard DRUDGE, Akron; one stepson, Fred LANTZ, Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs Pearl STONER and Mrs. Faye SMITH, both of Akron; and one brother, Willis LEININGER of Akron. Precedng in death were two sons and three brothers.
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 until the hour of services.

Thursday, August 10, 1961

[no obits]

Friday, August 11, 1961

Merle Engle
Merle ENGLE, 63, Warsaw, former resident of Fulton county, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. His wife is the former Blanche HARPER of Rochester. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, August 12, 1961

Mable B. Twyman
Mable B. JOHNSON TWYMAN, 77, died at 1 a.m. today at her home, R.R. 1, Kewanna, after an illness of six months.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the J. C. Wilson chapel in Greenwood with the Rev. Robert MARLETT officiaing. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here between 7 and 10 p.m. today and at the Wilson chapel after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Amanda A. Barber
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Amanda A. BARBER, 84, Akron, who died at 2:45 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, August 14, 1961

Walter D. Carr
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Walter Deverl CARR, 54, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday at Veterans hospital in Indianapolis. He had been ill for four weeks.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The Rochester American Legion and Manitou VFW Post will conduct the military services.
Mr. Carr was born Feb. 26, 1907, in Fulton county, to Walter Ruben and Rosie BRYANT CARR. He was married March 27, 1948, in Rochester to Mary G. GILLILAND, who survives.
He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge No. 852, the Leroy Shelton American Legion post and the Manitou VFW post.
Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mary Edith) McKEE, Rochester and Mrs. Robert (Margaret) HILGEMAN, Blue Island, Ill.; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) BRADLEY, Rochester; Mrs. Robert (Harriet) BELL, Marion, and Mrs. Al (Dorothy) WYATT, South Bend; three brothers, George [CARR], Burbank, Cal.; Jay [CARR], South Bend, and Louis [CARR], Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews.

Amanda A. Barber
Funeral services were conducted today at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Amanda A. BARBER, 84, Akron, who died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at the Rochester nursing home after an illness of one year.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS officiated and burial was in the Akron cemetery.
Mrs. Barber was born Jan. 30, 1877, in Kosciusko county to Nelson and Lucinda STRONG ROBERTS. She was married in 1895 to Walter BARBER, who died in 1934.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Louie SHOEMAKER, R.R. 2, Akron; Miss Mary BARBER, Laketon, and Mrs. Galen (Clairissia) WALKER, Laketon; ten grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.

Leota Lockwood
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Santa Anna Methodist church for Miss Leota LOCKWOOD, 76, Argos, who died at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Landis nursing home in Argos.
Miss Lockwood was born Oct. 13, 1884, in the Santa Anna neighborhood to Seymour and Cornelia LOCKWOOD. She was a member of the Santa Anna Methodist church and of the WSCS of the church. She spent her entire life in the Argos community.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. William (Nora) CROW, R.R. 3, Argos, and several nieces and nephews. Miss Lockwood helped rear two nieces, Mrs. Ethel WAGONER, Argos, and Mrs. [Sylvia] BUTLER, Culver.
The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Jordan cemetery southwest of Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mable Twyman
Servoces were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the J. C. Wilson chapel in Greenwood for Mrs. Mable TWYMAN, 77, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died at 1 a.m. Saturday at her home after an illness of six months.
Mrs. Twyman was born Feb. 29, 1884, in Greenwood to Samuel and Martha JONES JOHNSON. She was married April 6, 1912, at Indianapolis to Truman TWYMAN, who died in August, 1960. She was a member of the Greenwood Christian church.
Surviving are one brother, Ralph JOHNSON, Milford, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Robert MARLETT officiated at the services and burial was in the Greenwood cemetery. Final arrangements were in charge of the Foster & Good funeral home here.

Mrs. John Fenstermaker
Mrs. John [Lena A. (Miller) BIXLER] FENSTERMAKER, 75, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. She was ill three days.
Born [Magdalena A. MILLER] Dec. 1, 1885 in LaPorte county, she was the daughter of Fred and Caroline DOREN MILLER. Her first marriage was in 1907 to Daniel [I.] BIXLER, who died in 1947. In 1954, she married John FENSTERMAKER, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Martha WOOD, Richmond,and Mrs. Nora STAMPER, Rochester; a son, Dale MILLER, LaPaz; a step-son, Herschel FENSTERMAKER, Akron; a step-daughter, Mrs. Raymond HIBSCHMAN, Warsaw; four brothers, Carl and William [MILLER], Rochester, Fred [MILLER], Argos, and Harvey [MILLER], Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Fred REED, Huntington, and Orville SCHLIFE, Claypool; nine grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Johns funeral home at Mentone, with the Rev. David GOSSER officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery west of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, August 15, 1961

Sarah Burdge
Mrs. Elmer (Sarah) BURDGE, 80, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday after being in failing health for several years. She had lived in the Akron community since 1926.
Born Dec. 20, 1880 in McClain county, Ill., she was the daughter of Asher and Margerite REED DILTS. She was married March 13, 1902, in Otterbein to Elmer BURDGE, who survives.
Mrs. Burdge was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Omega Community club. She moved to Akron from Brookston.
Surviving wih the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Martha) FLECK, Roann; a son, Harry [BURDGE], Akron; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Cora SOLOMON, Otterbein, and Mrs. Zella COX, Gilman, Ill. A son and six brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Claude FAWNS and the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron between 1 p.m. Wednesday and noon Thursday and at the church Saturday until the hour of services.

Katherine Hagerman
Mrs. Katherine KING HAGERMAN, 37, Camp Shohola, died at 5 p.m. Monday in Methodist hospital, Indianapolis. She had been ill since April.
A resident of the Rochester vicinity since 1954, she was born Feb. 16, 1924 in New York. She was married June 11, 1948 in Manburg, N.Y., to Percy HAGERMAN.
Mrs. Hagerman was a member of the VFW auxiliary and is survived by her husband.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the rsidence between 10 a.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday and at the funeral home Thursday afternoon until hour of services.

Alvah A. Crabb, Sr.
Alvah Albert CRABB, Sr., 80, died Monday at 5:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital here after an illness of 2 1/2 years. He resided in Kewanna.
Born Oct. 17, 1880, he had spent most of his life in Kewanna and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the First Baptist church at Kewanna.
Surviving are the wife, the former Amy Pearl FANSLER; one son, Wesley [CRABB], and two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Ersa SUMMERS, Kewanna, and Mrs. Opal GARDNER; four brothers, George [CRABB], Winamac; Cleve [CRABB], Culver; Arthur [CRABB], Kewanna, and Jess [CRABB], Butler; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Kewanna Baptist church with the Rev. Harry TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call after Wednesday noon at the Harrison funeral home and at the church one hour before the service.

Elva G. Clary
Elva Grace LOWE CLARY, 62, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 10:50 p.m. Monday at the Pontious nursing home following an illness of seven years. She was seriously ill for five weeks.
A lifetime resident of the Rochester vicinity, she was born in Fulton county Oct. 13, 1898, the daughter of Bruce and Elnora BLACK LOWE. Her marriage was to Harvey F. CLARY, Sr., on Aug. 25, 1920.
Mrs. Clary was a member of the United Presbyterian church of Rochester, O.E.S. No. 70 of Rochester, Onawa club and Mount Zion club.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Harvey [CLARY], Jr., and Richard L. [CLARY], Rochester; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Arla (Oneita) BARTHOLOMEW, Peru, and a brother, Benjamin I, LOWE, South Bend. The parents, a sister and a granddaughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 16, 1961

Warren H. Zimmerman
Warren H. ZIMMERMAN, 53, Richmond, Va., a former Rochester resident, died Tuesday in a Richmond hospital. He had been in failing health for two years.
The son of Orva and Bessie ZIMMERMAN, he was born in Rochester, Feb. 17, 1908. He was married in 1945 to Frances DAVIDSON of Richmond.
Surviving with the widow are the mother; three sons, Richard [ZIMMERMAN], Gary; Ronald [ZIMMERMAN], Knox, and Lonnie Ray [ZIMMERMAN], at home; four brothers, Verle and Bill [ZIMMERMAN], Walkerton; Lloyd [ZIMMERMAN], Logansport, and Robert [ZIMMERMAN], Maywood, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. Don (Mary) Van HORN, Delong. The father and an infant sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Billipps funeral home in Richmond. Burial will be in the National cemetery at Richmond.

John M. Wolf
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Piefer funeral home in Niles, Mich., for John M. WOLF, 77, Niles, a former Fulton county resident who died Tuesday morning.
Among the survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ray O'BLENIS, Rochester; Mrs. Joe COFFMAN, Niles, and Mrs. Kenneth MARLIN, Niles; one son, John Dale [WOLF], Niles; two sisters, Mrs. Esther WOLF and Mrs. Anna BLACKETOR, both of Rochester.
Burial will be in the Silverbrook cemetery at Niles.

Thursday, August 17, 1961

[no obits]

Friday, August 18, 1961

Minnie See
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Church of God for Mrs. Minnie SEE, 60, R.R. 1, Akron, who died at 7 p.m. Thursday at her home.
The Revs. Harold CONRAD and D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate at the services. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church from 12 to 1 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. See was born Sept. 4, 1900, in Champaign, Ill., to Mr. and Mrs. Frank FENTERS. She was married Nov. 20, 1920, to Rudolph SEE, who survives. She had spent her entire married life in the Macy and Akron area. She was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Summit club.
Surviving with the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Marjory) RUNKLE, Macy; one son, Dean [SEE], Crawfordsville; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. James (Mable) WHYBREW, McGrawsville, Ind., and one brother, Harold FENTERS, Medaryville.

Saturday, August 19, 1961

Dwight L. Fishburn
Dwight L. FISHBURN, 60, who lived west of Argos, died suddenly of a heart seizure at his home at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
He had just returned from South Bend, where he was employed as an electrician on a new Indiana university extension center building.
A Ford agency dealer in Macy several years ago, he lived in that community for 9 1/2 years and also in Indianapolis for 10 years.
Mr. Fishburn was born Oct. 29, 1900, in Argos, the son of Wade and Florence FISHBURN. He was married to Bunella FLAHERTY on Dec. 1, 1951 in Los Angeles, Cal.
He was a member of the Argos Methodist church, Lincoln Masonic lodge No. 523 of Macy and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers No. 153 of South Bend.
Surviving with the widow are a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Maurine) MURPHY, Plymouth, two brothers, Donal and E. Doyle [FISHBURN], both of Argos, and nephews and nieces.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Edward BOASE, Trinity Methodist church of South Bend, officiating. Burial will be in New [Oak] Hill cemetery, Plymouth. The Lincoln Masonic lodge of Macy will conduct graveside rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, August 21, 1961

Caroline Musson
Funeral services were conductd Friday in Hudson, Mich., for Mrs. Caroline PETERSEN MUSSON, a native of Fulton who died last Tuesday.
Born Nov. 12, 1872, she was the daughter of Fredrick and Caroline PETERSEN, formerly of Rochester. Mrs. Musson spent her girlhood in Rochester and her father was one of the city's pioneers, having owned and operated the Pottowattomie Mill at the north edge of the city for several years.
Surviving are a son, John [MUSSON], of near Hudson; a daughter, Emma RIDDED, Dearborn, Mich., and a granddaughter, Diana MUSSON, Hudson. Burial was in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Fred E. McConkey
Final rites for Fred E. McCONKEY, 59, R.R. 2, Logansport, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate and burial will be in the Moon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A native of Leiters Ford, Mr. McConkey had been in ill health for two years and a patient at the hospital for several days. Cause of death was cirrhosis of the liver.
He was born June 7, 1902 to Stanley and Della KLECKNER McCONKEY. He was married July 14, 1928, in Williston N.D., to Evelyn ALSPACH, who survives.
Mr. McConkey was owner of the Dunkirk Auto Salvage company in Logansport. He had lived in Fulton county for several years before moving to Logansport and was a member of the Grace Methodist church and the Eagles lodge here.
Surviving with the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Joyce) SPRINKLE, Walton; two grandchildren, Brenda and Dana SPRINKLE, Walton; a brother, Carl [McCONKEY], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Lottie) MESSMORE, Peru, and Mrs. Blanche BRYAN, Riverside, Cal.

Tuesday, August 22, 1961

George C. Cooper
George C. COOPER, 82, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday in the Miller nursing home. He was a retired farmer.
A native of Wabash county, he was born Aug. 23, 1879, to John H. and Kathleen SNYDER COOPER. He was married Sept. 15, 1902 to Sarah Ann BAKER, who died in 1954.
Mr. Cooper was a member of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church near Fulton.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Oren St. CLAIR, R.R. 2, Kewanna, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Olive Branch E.U.B. church with the Rev. George BOSARD officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Wednesday, August 22, 1961

Mertie J. Briggs
Mrs. Mertie J. BRIGGS, 86, Macy, died suddenly at her home at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A native of Flora, she was born Nov. 14, 1875 to A. and Mary BARBER SHARP. Her first marriage was on March 25, 1891 in Marion to John SHIELDS, who died in 1926. She was married to Albert M. BRIGGS in November, 1934.
Mrs. Briggs was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Agnes BAUMAN, Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Hazel BAUMAN, San Diego; two stepsons, Hurd BRIGGS, Macy, and Marvin BRIGGS, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Daisy DENNIS, Marion; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a step-grandchild, and four step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the macy Christian church with the Rev. Scotty WEBSTER officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Marion.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Thursday, August 24, 1961

Elnora E. Beattie
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Elnora E. BEATTIE, 70, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. She had been ill for the past two and one-half years and a patient at the hospital since Sunday. Mrs. Beattie was born Feb. 11, 1891, in Cass county to Scott and Elizabeth HITCHENS MARTINDALE. She spent the major part of her life in Fulton and Cass counties. She was married April 3, 1920, at Logansport to Orville BEATTIE, who survives. She was a member of the Crooked Creek Christian church near Royal Center.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. William (Asenath) BRENTON, and Mrs. John (Betty) WRIGHT, both of Peru; one son, Gordon [BEATTIE], Middlebury; three grandchildren; one brother, Joseph MARTINDALE, Pulaski, and several nieces and nephews. The parents, one sister and two brothers preceded in death.
The Rev. Virden GRAHAM will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, August 25, 1961 to Saturday, August 26, 1961

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Monday, August 28, 1961

James U. Masterson
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home for James U. MASTERSON, 88, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at a hospital in Detroit, Mich.
Mr. Masterson was born Jan. 1, 1873, at Macy, to Jerry and Jane BRYANT MASTERSON. He spent most of his life in Fulton county. He was married Oct. 7, 1894, in Rochester, to Elnora JOHNSON, who died in 1950. He was a member of the Macy Christian church and a charter member of the Manitou Moose lodge No. 1107.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie PONTIUS, Akron; one son, Harold MASTERSON, Detroit; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lon (Nesnet) WINEGARDENER, Twelve Mile; one brother, Cassel MASTERSON, Logansport; one half-brother, Sylas PATTON, Fulton, and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Bessie M. Harpster
Miss Bessie M. HARPSTER, 59, former Leiters Ford resident, died at midnight Sunday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Naomi SARBER, Santa Susanna, Cal.
Miss Harpster was born March 16, 1902, near Leiters Ford, to William and Nora JORDAN HARPSTER. She attended the Calvary church in South Bend.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Naomi SARBER, Santa Susanna, Cal.; one half-sister, Mrs. Gladys DEAN, Rochester, and one niece, Mrs. Bruce (Marilyn) BAUM, Huntington.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the South Germany cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday morning.

Isabelle Turner
Funeral services will be conductd at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Miss Isabelle TURNER, 84, who died Sunday at 2:35 p.m. at her residence, 223 West 10th street. She had been bedfast since fracturing her hip over a year ago.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Miss Turner was born here Oct. 18, 1876, to Francis H. and Clarice Ellen BALL TURNER. She resided in Rochester and vicinity her entire life. She was in the millinery business for 45 years before her retirement in 1955. She was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Surviving are two sisters, None and Marie [TURNER], both at home; one nephew, Herschel G. TURNER, Indianapolis, and one niece, Mrs. William (Isabelle) CROFOOT, Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.
Kelsie E. Rickel
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Anderson E.U.B. church for Kelsey E. RICKEL, 69, a Fulton county native who died at 7 a.m. Sunday at Anderson.
Mr. Rickel was born near Akron in 1892 to Samuel and Rebecca RICKEL.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Arthur L. BROWN, Akron, and Mrs. Katie CASSIL, Hammond; one daughter, Mrs. Gene JONES, Hammond, and three grandchildren.

Millison L. Correll
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Macy Christian church for Mrs. Millison Loretta CORRELL, 80, who died at 11 p.m. Saturday in a Peru nursing home after an illness of three years.
Mrs. Correll was born July 16, 1881, in Miami county, to Conrad and Ivy DEEDS KNAUFF. She was married in 1930 in Plymouth to Otto CORRELL who died in 1960. She was a member of the Macy Christian church. She had lived in Macy for 35 years going there from Peru.
Surviving are one son, Harold COMBS, Logansport; and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Scotty WEBSTER will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Mexico cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Grayce M. Thompson
Mrs. Grayce M. THOMPSON, 67, former editor of The Argos Reflector, a weekly newspaper, died at 11 a.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where she had been a patient for six days.
Mrs. Thompson was the widow of Neil D. THOMPSON, former Argos postmaster. She was instrumental in establishing the Argos public library. Mr. Thompson died in 1960.
She was born Aug. 13, 1894, in Kewanna, to Schuyler and Minnie HARRIS FINLEY. She was married to Neil THOMPSON, Aug. 9, 1924.
There are no immediate survivors.
She was a graduate of the South Bend college of commerce and before her marriage was employed by the National Retail Hardware Association. She was a former president of the Argos Monday club, the Marshall County Federated Women's club and was a member of the Marshall County Past President's club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services.

Tuesday, August 29, 1961

Hazel Alleman
Funeral services will be conducted at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Thursday for Mrs. Hazel ALLEMAN, 72, a former Argos resident who died in Anderson hospital at 6 a.m. Tuesday after an illness of six months.
Mrs. Alleman was born July 11, 1889, near Burr Oak, to Frank and Mary SWINHART GARN. She was married Sept. 18, 1907, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Harry ALLEMAN who died in 1937. She operated a beauty shop in Anderson for 10 years. Prior to this, she made her residence at Argos.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.Edwin (Bernice) UMBAUGH, Argos, and Mrs. Earl (Helen) BLANCHARD, Peru; one son, Donald [ALLEMAN], Anderson; one brother, Park GARN, Cincinnati; one sister, Mrs. Mabel WICKIZER of South Pasadena, Cal.; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.
Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetry in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Dawn Renee Crim
Dawn Renee CRIM, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale D. PEREGRINE, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday in South BEnd Osteopathic hospital, 18 hours after birth in the same hospital.
She was the daughter of Earl and Jacqueline PEREGRINE CRIM of Gary.
Also surviving are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil O'NEAL, Johnson City, Ill., and two maternal great-grandmothers of Plymouth, Mrs. Ada CROSS and Mrs. Margaret PEREGRINE.
Private prayer services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Arthur A. SCHNECK of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Wednesday, August 30, 1961

Otto W. Applegate
Final rites for Otto W. APPLEGATE, 71, Grass Creek, who died Tuesday morning at Logansport Memorial hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
The Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.
A native of Rossville, Ill., Mr. Applegate was born Nov. 11, 1889 to E. E. and Sydney BLACKFORD APPLEGATE. He was married Jan. 31, 1912 to Edna KISTLER, who survives.
He was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Leroy (Vivian) CRIPPEN, R.R. 2, Kewanna; Mrs. Elmer (Mary) YORK, Peru, and Mrs. Mark (Zedda) BRUMBAUGH, South Bend; five grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha CONKHITE, Stockbridge, Mich.

Maude McClure
Funeral services were conducted this morning for Mrs. Maude McCLURE of West Lafayette, who died Sunday at the Pontious nursing home [here] where she had been a patient for 11 months.
Mrs. McClure had several friends in the Rochester community. She was 79 years of age when she died.
Thursday, August 31, 1961

Edward F. Elliott
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Edward F. ELLIOTT, 87, R.R. 2, Argos, who died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Landis nursing home in Argos, where he had been a patient for several weeks.
Mr. Elliott was born Jan. 20, 1874, in Mercer county, O., to Alfred and Hannah SULLENBERGER ELLIOTT. He was married April 17, 1896, at Berne to Della TEETER, who survives. He had lived in the Argos community for 36 years and was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the widow are four daughers, Mrs. Lessie DANFORD and Mrs. Everett (Ida) HOOVER, both of South Bend; Mrs. Rueben (Nellie) HARTMAN and Mrs. George (Donna) DREIBELBIS, both of Plymouth; five sons, Ernest and Alfred [ELLIOTT], Argos; Harvey [ELLIOTT], Tippecanoe; Jesse [ELLIOTT], South Bend, and Dore [ELLIOTT], Seattle, Wash.; thirty-four grandchildren; forty-one great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey STUDEBAKER, South Bend, and Mrs. Con KELLEY, Hale, Mich. One son and two daughters preceded in death.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the North Liberty cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, September 1, 1961

Ammon E. DeWald
Ammon Edward DeWALD, 79, R.R. 2, Macy, a Miami county commissioner for three terms from 1932-1941, died at his home at 12:15 a.m. today. He had been ill for two years.
A farmer, Mr. DeWald was a 50-year member of the Deedsville I.O.O.F. and also belonged to the Ebenezer Methodist church and the Gilead Masonic lodge 354. He was a lifetime resident of the Macy community.
Mr. DeWald was born in Miami county on Oct. 3, 1881, the son of William and Emma MOECKER DeWALD. He was married Aug. 10, 1904, in Miami county to Della E. BRIDESTIEN, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Elvin L. [DeWALD], Fort Wayne, and William J. [DeWALD], R.R. 1, Macy; two daughters, Mrs. Esther DIELMAN, Logansport, and Mrs. Thelma BRUBAKER, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles H. [DeWALD] and Grover [DeWALD], both of Denver, and Harvey R. [DeWALD], Macy; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary SNIDER, Rochester; Mrs. Bertha FRIEND, 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home, junction of U.S. 31 and Ind. 16, with the Revs. C. F. GOLDEN and Earl GINGERICH officiating. Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
The family has requested that remembrances be in the form of donations to the cancer fund.

Saturday, September 2, 1961

James B. Cunningham
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for James B. CUNNINGHAM, 82, St. Louis, Mo., who died Friday in that city.
A retired railroad clerk, he formerly resided in Rochester and Macy. He was a member of the Christian church. Mr. Cunningham moved from Rochester to Washington D.C. in 1937. He was born Feb. 25, 1879, at Macy, and was married Dec. 28, 1909, at Rochester to Pearl BAKER, who died April 21, 1940.
Surviving ar one son, James Baker CUNNINGAM, St. Louis. The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Sunday.

William J. Poorman
William J. POORMAN, 64, Fulton, died today at 7 a.m. at his home after 10 days' illness. Surviving are his wife, Zelphia [POORMAN]; one son, Harold [POORMAN]; two daughters, Mrs. Helen SHERMAN and Mrs. Mary Jean CLELAND, all of Fulton. The Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton will be in charge of funerl rites, which are incomplete.

Monday, September 4, 1961

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Tuesday, September 5, 1961

Frances Pierce
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Frances PIERCE, 88, R.R. 1, Walkerton, who died at the Landis nursing home in Argos at 9 p.m. Sunday after an illness of three years.
Mrs. Pierce was born Aug. 6, 1873, in Brown county to John and Martha OWENS. In 1897 she married Ezra S. PIERCE, who died in 1945. She had resided near Walkerton for 22 years.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law.
The Rev. Arthur SCHENCK will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery at Knox. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Rose L. Ley
Funeral services were conducted this morning at the St. Ann's church in Kewanna for Mrs. Rose L. LEY, 74, Kewanna, who died at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport. The Rev. Father Matthew DRENNAN officiated and burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Born Nov. 5, 1886, in Wayne township, she was the daughter of Michael and Mary MEEHAN SINNOTT. She was married Oct. 1, 1912, to Alfred LEY, who suives. Mrs. Ley ws a member of the St. Ann's church.
Also surviving are three sons, Paul LEY, Kewanna, Major Edmund LEY, Oklahoma, and Francis LEY, Florida, and one daughter, Mrs. Scott TRUITT, Aken, S.C.
The Harrison funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Harry E. Ray
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Harry E. RAY, 60, popular Rochester high school teacher and former basketball coach, who died of a heart attack Monday at 2:40 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. James SCHUMACHER of the United Presbyterian curch 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.
Mr. Ray, who resided at 1121 Wabash avenue, had been fishing with friends on Lake Manitou when he became ill. He returned home and was rushed by ambulance to Woodlawn, where he died 45 minutes after admission. He had been recovering from a previous heart seizure suffered in 1957.
Mr. Ray would have begun his 40th consecuive year as a teacher with the opening of school here today. A coach and athletic official many of those years, he had directed Rochester high school's basketball team to two sectional tournament victories as head coach during the 1943-44 and 1944-45 seasons. Each year the Zebras finished with 13-11 records under his tutelage.
At RHS, where he had served 18 years, he taught senior government classes and last year was head baseball coach. This year he was to return to his first coaching love, basketball, as head of the RHS freshman team.
Mr. Ray had served as sponsor of RHS senior classes many of his years here, but his popularity among students extended far beyond the seniors. Until suffering a heart attack four years ago, he also had been athletic director at RHS.
Born Sept. 21, 1900, at Mellott in Fountain county, he was the son of Charles and Catherine CUNNINGHAM RAY. His mother survives, residing in Covington.
His marriage was Aug. 5, 1930, at Veedersburg, to Elizabeth COATS, who survives. Mr. Ray was a member of the Christian church at Mellott and attended the United Presbyterian church here.
He also belonged to the Masonic lodge and Eastern Star at Hillsboro, the Scottish Rite at South Bend and the Mizpah Shrine at Fort Wayne, was a charter member of the Argos Lions club and a past president of the St. Joseph Valley Officials Association.
Although he never had used either license, Mr. Ray was qualified as both superintendent or principal of schools. He was an active participant in the work of the Rochester Classroom Teachers Association. Also active in the Babe Ruth baseball activity here, he had taken over the management two seasons ago of the Junior American Legion baseball squad.
A graduate of Newtown high school in Fountain county, Mr. Ray earned a B.S. degree from Purdue university in 1922 and a master's degree from Indiana university in 1944. He taught and coached two years at Hillsboro high school beginning in 1922, spent two years at Covington, five years at Wingate, three years at Mt. Comfort, five years at Argos and four years at Plymouth before coming to Rochester in 1943.
Surviving, besides the wife and mother, are one son, Bill [RAY], Manhattan Beach, Cal.; three grandchildren, Katherine, David and Michael RAY; two sisters, Mrs. Clara SCHAFER, Covington, and Mrs. Donald (Frances) FOGLEMAN, Edinburg, and one brother, Robert RAY, Covington, besides nieces and nephews.

William J. Poorman
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Pilgrim Holiness church in Fulton for William J. POORMAN, 64, Fulton, who died at 7 a.m. Saturday in the Wabash Employees hospital, Peru, after an illness of 10 days.
The Rev. Herbert JOHNSON officiated and burial was in the Fulton cemetery.
Mr. Poorman was a maintenance man for the C. and O. railroad.
Survivors are his widow, the fomer Zelphia REED; one son, Harold [POORMAN]; two daughters, Mrs. Helen SHERMAN and Mrs. Mary Jean [CLELAND], all of Fulton
Final arranements were in charge of the Ditmire=Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Wednesday, September 6, 1961

Rose L. Ley
Funeral services for Mrs. Rose L. LEY, 74, Kewanna, who died Saturday in Logansport, were conducted Tuesday, with burial in the Mount Calvary cemetery at Logansport.
The Rev. Father Matthew DRENNAN officiated at the rites in the St. Ann's church in Kewanna.

Thursday, September 7, 1961

Leroy Adams
Last rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Leroy ADAMS, 68, Indianapolis, who died Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Marion County General hospital. He had been a patient there since June 26 and had been ill since May 1.
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 after 1 p.m. Friday.
A native of Craborchard, Ky., Mr. Adams was born Sept. 15, 1892, the son of Edward Lee and Rachel Jane HAYTEN ADAMS. A painter, he had lived 25 years in Indianapolis, moving there from Raccoon, Ind.
He was married Aug. 12, 1922, at Greencastle, to Anna Louisa MAXFIELD, who died March 15, 1958. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Rosella Jane SPARKS, Lucas street; one son, Edward Lee ADAMS, Coolidge, Ga.,; one brother, Fount ADAMS, Raccoon, and one half-brother, Glen HAYTEN, Rockville.

Frank B. Shaffer
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the rossman funeral home in Argos for Frank B. SHAFFER, 83, Argos, who died at the Landis nursing home in Argos at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Shaffer was born Aug. 26, 1878, in Argos, to Marion and Emma KREIDER SHAFFER. He was maried Dec. 13, 1899, to Chloe QUALL, who died in 1952. He had resided in Argos for 70 years. He operated the Agos Dray Line for many years and was a teamster and building mover. He was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Madaline YARMAN, Argos, and Mrs. Edward (Leora) FISKE, Adamsville, Mich.; one son, Carl L. SHAFFER, South Bend; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. Harry (Dollie) LINDZY, Mishawaka.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, September 8, 1961

Madge Dillon
Word has been received here of he death of Miss Madge DILLON, 52, High Point, N.C. Miss Dillon died at a High Point hospital Aug. 24. She was a former Rochester resident.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur DILLON. She graduated from Rochester high school in 1927. Surviving are the mother and one brother. Burial was at High Point.

Saturday, September 9, 1961

Mark C. Lane
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mark C. LANE, 88, Argos, who died at the IBM nursing home in Plymouth at 8:45 p.m. Friday. Mr. Lane was the former owner and operator of Lane's cafe in Argos.
Mr. Lane was born Nov. 5, 1872, in Peru, to Mr. and Mrs. William LANE. His first marriage was in 1905 to Minnie HARDING, who died in 1917. His second marriage was on Nov. 15, 1921, to Iva L. HAGENBUSH, who survives. Mr. Lane owned and operated Lane's cafe--now known as Harvey's cafe--in Argos from 1922 to 1939. He was a former member of the Peru Methodist church.
Surviving with the widow are four step-daughters, Mrs. Lott (Corene) GROSSMAN, Argos; Mrs. Mabel BEAM and Mrs. Charles (Mildred) BENDER, both of Plymouth, and Mrs. Lynn (Inez) LEIGHTY, Niles, Mich.; one step-son, Ivo HAGENBUSH, Argos; twenty-five grandchildren, and sixty-six great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, September 11, 1961

Emma Jane Haimbaugh
Funeral services will be conductd at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester E.U.B. church for Mrs. Emma Jane NEFF HAIMBAUGH, 85, 130 West 18th street, who died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer PARKER, Fort Wayne. She had been ill six months.
Mrs. Haimbaugh was born May 23, 1876, in the Burton community, to Jacob and Harriett WALTERS NEFF. She was married in March of 1897 in the Burton community to John B. HAIMBAUGH, who died in 1940. She spent most of her life in the Burton community.
She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church, the DAR, the Order of Eastern Star No. 90, the Pythian Sisters, the Women's Club and the Pleasant Valley Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Edith) SMILEY, Milford, Ill., and Mrs. Elmer (Ethel) PARKER, Fort Wayne; three sons, Devon [HAIMBAUGH], Rochester; Roland [HAIMBAUGH], Munster, and Omer [HAIMBAUGH], Woodstock, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Adda SANDERS, Akron; two brothers, Frank NEFF, Fort Wayne; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until noon Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to the services.

Noah Shively
Noah SHIVELY, 71, 915 Madison street, died at 9:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for 10 days. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Christian Mikkelsen
Christian MIKKELSEN, 79, 215 East Fourth street died Saturday at 6:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after suffering a heart attack Friday afternoon.
Born Sept. 12, 1881, in Denmark, he had moved to Rochester four months ago from New Carlisle. Engaged in ministerial work most of his life, Mr. Mikkelsen was married Sept. 12, 1911, to Sadie SCOTT, who survives. The couple would have celebrated their 50th wedding annifersary Tuesday.
Surviving, besides the wife, who is a patient in the Gugle nursing home in South Bend, are one stepson, Harry SCOTT, Rochester; one foster daughter, Mrs. Earl (Alma) MATTS, R.R. 3, Rochester, and two step-daughters, Mrs. Mary CLOUSE of Valparaiso and Helen [MIKKELSEN].
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at the Ames and Son funeral home in New Carlisle with burial at New Carlisle. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here to the Ames and Son home, where friends may call after Monday noon.

Tuesday, September 12, 1961

Russell E. Miller
Russell E. MILLER, 64, Akron, a lifetime resident of Fulton county, died at 8 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill three years and in serious condition for two weeks.
Born July 8, 1897, in Fulton county, he was the son of Charles and Cora PERRY MILLER.
Surviving are two brothers, Frienda [MILLER], Akron, and Arthur [MILLER], Goshen; and one sister, Mrs. Doris LUKENS, Warsaw.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Sarah McCrosky
Mrs. Sarah McCROSKY, 87, Fulton, died at 9 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home here after an illness of six months.
A lifetime resident of the Fulton community, she was born in Fulton county Jan. 23, 1874, to Michael and Eliza ELLAN COOPER. She was married in 1897 to Virgil P. McCROSKY, who died in 1945. She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are four sons, Clifford and Carl [McCROSKY], Rochester; Lester [McCROSKY], Knox, and Ario [McCROSKY], Logansport; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. A grandchild, two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
The Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton is in charge of final rites, which are pending.

Zella Dawalt
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in Peru for Zella DAWALT, 74, Peru, who died Saturday night at the home of a daughter in South Bend. Burial was in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Dawalt, sister of Francis ZEGAFUSE of Rochester, had been ill several months. A long-time resident of Deedsville, she was married in 1907 to John DAWALT, who died in 1945. Also surviving are a son, two daughters, ten grandchildren, and one sister.

Noah H. Shively
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Noah H. SHIVELY, 71, 915 Madison street, who died Monday at 9:40 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Mr. Shively, a retired farmer, had been in the hospital for 10 days and in failing health for a month.
He had been employed as a mailer at The Rochester Sentinel for three years until retiring from that work two years ago.
Born Nov. 14, 1889, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of William and Mary HEETER SHIVELY and had spent most of his life in Fulton county. His marriage was to Stella EGGLESTON, who died in 1948, and his second marriage was to Ruby GOODRICH, who died in 1959.
Mr. Shively was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post here.
Surviving are one sister, Miss Viola SHIVELY, R.R. 2, Akron; one brother, Everett SHIVELY, R.R. 2, Akron, and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.

Clarence E. Utter
Clarence E. UTTER, 77, who spent his lifetime in the Athens and Akron communities, died at 1 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. He lived in Athens at the time of his death. He was ill two months.
Born Aug. 28, 1884, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of David and Eliza LANDIS UTTER. His first marriage was in June, 1912, to Janie HARTMAN, who died in 1950. In August, 1953, he was married to Bertha McCARTER, who survives.
Mr. Utter was a member of the Baptist church of Warsaw.
Surviving with the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Lee (Opal) MARSH, Akron; Mrs. Lena REED, Leesburg, and Mrs. Betty TAYLOR, Buena Park, Cal.; a son, Gerald [UTTER], Lansing, Ill.; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Mrs. Raymond BROWN, Athens; a step-granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. John (Cora) EBER and Mrs. Henry (Tressie) SMITH, both of Akron, and two brothers, Arthur [UTTER], Huntington, and James [UTTER], Disko. Three children preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 13, 1961

Claude C. Chamberlain
Claude C. "Toy" CHAMBERLAIN, 58, co-owner of Chamberlain's Tavern, died about 12:30 p.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Tuesday night. He lived at 11th street and Franklin avenue. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of funeral arrangements, which are pending.

Sarah McCrosky
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Mrs. Sarah McCROSKY, 87, who died Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Miller nursing home her.
The Rev. Arthur TRUEX will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Rev. Hugh F. McGlasson
The Rev. Hugh F. McGLASSON, 59, Valparaiso, former minister of Grace Methodist church here, died Monday in Porter Memorial hospital, Valparaiso, after an illness of six months.
Superintendent of the Crawfordsville district from 1953 to 1957, the Rev. McGlasson was pastor here from June, 1943 to Nov. 1944.
The Rev. McGlasson's first pastorate was at Danville from 1934-38. He served the Trinity Methodist church, South Bend, 1938-42; Grace Methodist here 1943-44; Indiana Harbor, 1944-53; was district superintendent 1953-57, and accepted the call to First Methodist church in Valparaiso in 1958.
Surviving are his widow, three daughters and a grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Methodist church, Valparaiso. Local persons planning to attend may contact Grace Methodist to arrange transportation.
The family has asked that remembrances be in the form of donations to establish a memorial fund for training of new ministers.

Thursday, September 14, 1961

Claude C. Chamberlain
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Claude C. "Toy" CHAMBERLAIN, 58, who died at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Chamberlain, co-owner with his brother of Chamberlain's Tavern, 128 East Eighth street, had been ill two weeks and was admitted to the hospital Tuesday night. He resided at 1030 Franklin avenue.
The Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the family plot in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home. The American Legion will conduct its flag presentation ceremony at the grave.
Born in Rochester on Jan. 29, 1903, Mr. Chamberlain had resided in this city his entire life. His parents were Jesse and Nellie WILLARD CHAMBERLAIN. Mr. Chamberlain's first wife was Mary Frances WALLER. His second marriage was to Edna Fay HOLLOWAY.
His family was among the pioneer settlers of this community. Chester C. CHAMBERLAIN, a grandfather, was captain of local volunteers during the Civil War and later county recorder and local grocer. Chamberlain's Tavern, one of the city's oldest businesses, was started by Mr. Chamberlain's father about the turn of the century.
Mr. Chamberlain was a member of the Moose and Elks lodge, the American Legion and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two sons, John [CHAMBERLAIN], New York City, and David [CHAMBERLAIN], LaPunte, Cal.; two daughters, Chera Lynne and Jo Michele CHAMBERLAIN, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Sally ZIMMERMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Elgin (Bernice) GEBHART, Peru; one brother, Lynn [CHAMBERLAIN], Rochester, and seven grandchildren. One brother, Willard [CHAMBERLAIN], was killed in action during World War II.

Fay A. Smith
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac for Mrs. Fay A. SMITH, 71, retired Pulaski county school teacher who died Tuesday afternoon in a Logansport hospital.
Mrs. Smith was the sister of Mrs. Ethel TROUTMAN, Delong.
Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Also surviving are three daughters, two sons, five grandchildren, two brothers and two other sisters.

Friday, September 15, 1961

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Saturday, September 16, 1961

Roger Lee Sander
Roger Lee SANDER, 23, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Friday at 2:10 p.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital, where he had been admitted a week before after being stricken with polio. He resided a mile northeast of Rochester.
Mr. Sander, the father of three children, was employed as a driver for a milk transport route and also conducted a trash pickup route in this community.
He was born in Hancock county Feb. 3, 1938, and had resided here for the past 15 years. His parents are Fred SANDER, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Beulah SANDER, Logansport. He attended Tippecanoe high school.
His marriage was Feb. 3, 1957, at Leiters Ford to Rosella MURFITT, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia [SANDER] 4, and Matilda, 1, one son, Darrell, 2 1/2; his parents; three sisters, Miss Eva SANDER, Chicago, Mrs. Gene (Norma) PIERCE, Rochester, and Mrs. Carol MONTGOMERY, Tacoma, Wash.; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter LARABEE, Greenfield; aunts, uncles and cousins. One brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Ray MILLS and Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call a the Foster & Good funeral home here from 9 a.m. Sunday to noon Monday and at the church an hour before the service.

Monday, September 18, 1961

Edward L. Lyons
Edward Lawrence LYONS, 84, 602 Madison street, died Sunday at 10:15 a.m. while enroute to the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne via ambulance. Death was due to a heart attack induced by pneumonia. He had been ill one year, seriously the past six weeks.
Born Nov. 10, 1876, at Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of Michael and Mary PHELAN LYONS. He was married Nov. 10, 1903, at Kansas City to Mary Jane LAWRENCE, who died in 1939.
Mr. Lyons was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, having served in China, Japan and the Philippines, and also in the Boxer Rebellion in China.
A railroader by occupation, he moved to Rochester 31 years ago from Wheaton, Ill.
The only survivor is a daughter, Mrs. Edna HEITGER, Rochester.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday 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, where the American Legion Post of Rochester will conduct its flag presentation. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Richard E. Kremp
Funeral services were conducted today in Indianapolis for Richard E. KREMP, 72, Indianapolis, who died Saturday at his Indianapolis home.
Kremp, retired president of the Vonnegut Hardware company, had spent weekends and summers at his cottage on the west shore of Lake Manitou for several years.
Surviving are one daughter, four sons, one sister, one brother, fourteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Tuesday, September 19, 1961

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Wednesday, September 20, 1961

Curtis Lynn Miller
An 11-year-old Perrysburg boy was killed instantly at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by a car driven by Robert E. TRUITT, 41, Peu. Truitt is the owner of Truitt Shoes here. The accident occurred 11 miles north of Peru on U.S. 31.
According to police, Curtis Lynn MILLER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Galen MILLER, Perrysburg, was riding double on a bicycle, behind Sherl SOUTHERN, 15, also of Perrysburg, traveling north behind a road grader. When the Southern boy attempted to pass the grader, he saw Truitt's southbound 1958 model auto.
The Southern boy reportedly pulled back and the Miller boy is thought to have fallen or jumped off the bicycle. He was hit on the right side of the left front of the car.
Dr. Lloyd HILL, Miami county coroner, said that death was due to head, chest and abdominal injuries.
No arrests were made and investigators said that Truitt was trveling slower than the 40 miles an hour limit.
This was the second tragedy in 13 months for the Millers. The Miller's 12-year-old son, Randy [MILLER], died on Aug. 17, 1960, in Woodlawn hospital after being hit in the head by a shovel while playing with playmates.
The Millers operate the Miller sawmill in Perrysburg.
Curtis Lynn Miller was born Nov. 9, 1949, in Peru, to Galen L. and Mary PEARCE MILLER. He was a seventh grade pupil at North Miami school.
Surviving are the parents; paternal grandfather, Roscoe F. MILLER, Perrysburg; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl PEARCE, R.R. 2, Peru; one sister, Miss Rhoda Joyce MILLER, Philadelphia; three brothers, Larry Gene, Gregory Eric and Kevin Roscoe [MILLER], all at home; four uncles, and six aunts.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain funeral home with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating. Burial will be in the Perrysburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.
The Miller sawmill will be closed until Monday.

Edward Pattee
Edward PATTEE, 83, Kewanna resident, died at 7 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home. Final arrangements are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

John A. Peterson
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Kennedy-Braman funeral home at Winamac for John A. PETERSON, 83, Pulaski county, who died Tuesday noon in Woodlawn hospital here after a nine-day illness.
The Rev. C. D. BARRINGER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born May 1, 1878, at Battle Ground, Mr. Peterson was the son of Charles and Caroline PETERSON. He was married Feb. 14, 1917, to Edith BURKETT, who died in 1944.
A retired blacksmith, he had lived in Pulaski county 63 years.
Surviving are two sons, Francis Paul [PETERSON], Lawton, and Robert [PETERSON], Van Nuys, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. Melvin FRICK, South Bend; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Frank [PETERSON], Macy; George and Justice [PETERSON], both of Monterey, and one sister, Mrs. Josephine LOHR, Rosedale.

Thursday, September 21, 1961

Roscoe J. Hatch
Roscoe J. "Bill" HATCH, 62, 721 Pontiac street, died this morning at 11:10 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of six months. Death was due to cancer.
Mr. Hatch, a retired mail carrier for R.R. 1, at Macy, also formerly had been engaged as a road and bridge contractor. He was a member and trustee of the First Christian church here.
Born May 10, 1899, at Macy, he was the son of John and Carrie LOVETT HATCH. His marriage was May 10, 1920, at Peru to Mary M. KINDIG, who survides. Mr. Hatch had resided in Rochester for 24 years, moving here from Macy in 1927.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Philip Michael HATCH, a student at Manchester college; one daughter, Mrs. James (Marilee) ZIMMERMAN, Rochester; one brother, Lee HATCH, Macy; three sisters, Mrs. Glen (May) HURST, macy Mrs. Frank (Edna) PALMER, Macy, and Mrs. Hurd (Florence) HURST, Peru, and four grandchildren, Rick, Marilou, Kimberley and Kendra ZIMMERMAN. One daughter, Barbara Lou, preceded him in death in 1927.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating. Burial willb e in the Plainview cemetery at macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Edward R. Pattee
Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Edward R. PATTEE, 83, Kewanna, who died at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Miller nursing home here.
Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Homer, Ill., on Jan. 2, 1878, Mr. Pattee was the son of Louis and Margaret THOMAS PATTEE. His marriage was to Ida CARROLL, who died in 1908. He was a retired painter.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Virginia ARMSTRONG, Champaign, Ill.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Alpha HOLDEN, Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. Mae GREELEY, Greenwood, Miss., and Mrs. Clarence GEIB, Brazil; several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were two sisters and one brother.

Florence Watts
Mrs. Florence WATTS, 51, died at her home at 800 Van Buren street in Logansport Wednesday. Mrs. Watts was found dead in bed by her brother, Paul BOYD, R.R. 1, Kewanna.
The Fisher funeral home in Logansport will be in charge of final rites, which are pending. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Surviving besides the brother are one son, one othe brother and one sister.

Friday, September 22, 1961

Vivian Dinsmore
Vivian DINSMORE, 62, Argos resident died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday in a hospital at Lebanon. Mrs. Dinsmore had suffered a heart attack Wednesday.
Services will be conducted at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Saturday witht he Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating and at the Myers Mortuary in Lebanon at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Arthur SCHENK officiating. Burial will be in the Pispah cemetery in Lebanon. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home.
Mrs. Dinsmore was born Nov. 30, 1898, in Boone county, Ind. She was married April 14, 1917, to Russell DINSMORE who survives. She was a member of the New Brunswick Christian church, the Order of Eastern Star at Argos, the Monday club and the Bethel Shrine of Rochester.
Surviving with the husband are one son, Victor DINSMORE, Franklin; three daughters, Mrs. Omer (Joy) SPOHN, Plymouth; Mrs. Howard (Rose Bud) FARRELL, Rochester; and Mrs. Harold (Donna) CLAYBAUGH, Crawfordsville; eleven grandchildren; one brother, Morris MEDOWS, Riverside, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Leora BALLINGER and Mrs. Virginia HART, both of Jamestown, Ind.

Saturday, September 23, 1961

Edith A. Inman
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Grace Methodist church for Mrs. Edith Arminda INMAN, 79, who died at 3:45 p.m. Friday of a cerebral hemorrhage at her home west of the city on Sixth street road. She had been ill for the past three years.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until noon Monday and at the church an hour before rites.
Mothers of World War II will conduct services at the fneral home at 7:30 p.m. today; at 8:30 p.m. today he Order of Eastern Star will conduct its rites there. Sunday at 8 p.m. the Rebekah lodge will hold its services at he funeral home.
Born Feb. 14, 1882, near Wabash, Mrs. Inman was the daughter of John and Ginevra BRECHNER UNGER. Her first marriage was to Reuben K. GILLILAND, who died in 1930. Her second marriage was to John INMAN, who survives.
Mrs. Inman had resided in the Rochester community 57 years. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church, WSCS, Rebekah lodge, Order of Eastern Star, Past Noble Grand and a Gold Star Mother of World War II.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two daughter, Mrs. Mary CARR, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Lyman (Alice) BAKER, Rochester; one son, Geiger "Gig" GILLILAND, Rochester; two grandchildren, Mrs. Richard (Mary Edith) McKEE and Richard GILLILAND, Rochester; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Lydia STEPHENS and Mrs. Rose MARTIN, both of Liberty Mills; Mrs. Lawrence (Ruth) AUCKER and Mrs. Lloyd (Eva) CONRAD, both of North Manchester, and several nieces and nephews. Two sons preceded her in death.

Monday, September 25, 1961

Ludy Hill
Mrs. Ludy Viola CARR HILL, 80, 301 Jefferson street, died Sunday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for three days. She had been ill for the last four years.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hill was born Dec. 25, 1880, in Fulton county, to Jehu and Elizabeth DARR CARR. She was married Nov. 19, 1899, at Mentone, to Melvin Lanzo HILL, who survives. She spent most of her life in the Rochester area. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God and the Women's Missionary Society of that church.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Vernie (Margaret) SMITH, Peru, and Mrs. Don (Isabel) HENDERSON, Rochester; two sons, Byron and Morton [HILL], both of Rochester; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Maude CRAVEN, South Bend, and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded in death.

Tuesday, September 26, 1961

Cloyd Martin
Cloyd MARTIN, 75, 529 West Fourth street, died about 11 o'clock this morning at his home. The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where rites are pending.

LuDell Jaggers
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. LuDell JAGGERS, 73, Argos, who died at 10 a.m. Monday after a five-week illness following a fall.
Mrs. Jaggers was born Jan. 8, 1888, near Argos, to Jay and Axey BOGGS GUNDER. She was married in 1910 to Harry JAGGERS, who died in 1960. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church, Argos Order of Eastern Star No. 265, of which she was Worthy Matron in 1926, and a member of the Royal Neighbors lodge of Plymouth.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edman (Eldora) ROBBINS, Argos; one granddaughter, two sisters, Mrs. Austin (Lettie) PICKERT, Argos, and Mrs. Roy (Florence) BEARD, Plymouth.
The Rev. Arthur A. SCHENEK will officiate at the services, assisted by the Argos O.E.S. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Alice C. Gertz
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Clara GERTZ, 27, Gary, sister of Mrs. John DELWORTH of Rochester, will be at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Mark's church in Gary. Mrs. Gertz died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Among the other survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. AMABILE, Gary, and another sister, Miss Linda AMABILE. The Gelsen funeral home in Gary is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, September 27, 1961

Cloyd Martin
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Cloyd MARTIN, 74, 529 West Fourth Street, who died at 11 a.m. Tuesday at his home after a long illness.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE will aofficiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.
Born in Fulton county on Oct. 8, 1886, Mr. Martin was the son of James and Sarah CARTER MARTIN. He was married in Maryland on June 18, 1922, to Marietta GARCEAU, who died Sept. 12, 1960.
A veteran of World War I, he moved to Rochester 13 years ago from Gainesville, Fla. He was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a brother, Charles MARTIN, Rochester; and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Fred SIVIS, Jacksonville, Fla., and Miss Frances HOWARD, Maryland.

Russell M. Brock
Russell M. BROCK, 61, Argos, was found dead at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in his apartment at 106 1/2 South Michigan street. The vody was discoverd by a friend, Forrest WRIGHT. Marshall county coroner, Marshall STINE established the time of death as being at 11 p.m. Sunday.
Brock was born Dec. 4, l899, at Peru, to Willis and Nellie KING BROCK. He was a former employee of the town of Argos.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. T. G. (Thelma) HOOKER, Hayward, Cal., and Mrs. Albert (Winifred) BECKER, Peru; two step-brothers, Adelbert CLARK, Peru; Floyd CLARK, Torrence, Cal., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate at the services. Burial will be at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Friday, September 29, 1960

Clyde Junior Rowe
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Querry funeral home in Francesville for Clyde Junior ROWE, 32, Francesville, who was killed in a truck accident near Ashkum, Ill., at 6 p.m. Wednesday. He was the step-father of Don BEATTIE of Rochester.
Graveside services will be conducted at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Rowe was born Oct. 2, 1928, at Salyersville, Ky., to Sam and Betty MONTGOMERY ROWE, who survive. He was married to Lucille SWEANY who - - - - survives. He was a Korean war veteran and was employed by a Chicago trucking - - - -. [not readable] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .

Reason C. Eaton
Reason C. EATON, 75, caretaker of the Maxinkuckee golf course who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while using a tractor mower at the course Wednesday, died at 10 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview hospital.
A lifetime resident of Marshall county, Mr. Eaton was born near Argos, March 17, 1886 to Charles and Carrie EATON. He was married Oct. 24, 1903 in Argos to Nora POWERS, who died Dec. 14, 1953.
He was a member of the Gilead Methodist church near Argos.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ross (Carrie) SNOPE, Plymouth, Mrs. Cecil (Helen) CHARTERS, Bourbon, Mrs. Louis (Anna Raye) HITE, Inwood, and Mrs. Clayton (Eloise) THOMPSON, LaPaz; a son, Clarence "Pete" EATON, LaPaz; twelve grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ruby ROBBINS, Argos, and a brother Garvis [EATON], Sharpesville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Russell GOOD of the Gilead Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, September 30, 1961

James C. Calhoun
James Chelsey CALHOUN, 82, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday at the Jasper county hospital in Rensselaer, where he had been admitted an hour earlier after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Calhoun was visiting his daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Florence) GUSTIN, in Franesville when he was stricken.
A retired farmer, Mr. Calhoun had spent his entire life in Fulton and Marshall counties. He was born in Fulton county June 30, 1879, the son of John and Margaret JONES CALHOUN. He was maried April 13, 1902 to Amanda Eldora FLORA, who died May 13, 1941.
Mr. Calhoun was a member of the Santa Anna Methodist church northwest of Rochester.
Surviving bersides Mrs. Gustin are two sons, Ira F. [CALHOUN], Rochester, and Russell [CALHOUN], Leiters Ford; a sister, Mrs. Betha VERMILLION, Culver; a brother, Lewis [CALHOUN], Plymouth, and eight grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos, with the Rev. James RHOADS, First Baptist church of Rochester, officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, October 2, 1961

Edna R. Sprague
Mrs. Edna R. PRAGUE, 57, Leiters Ford, died Sunday at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient two weeks. Death came after an illness of two years.
Born Dec. 16, 1903, at Peru, she was the daughter of David and Lydia KLASE STEININGER. He first marriage was in 1920 to Ivan R. BURNS, Sr. Her second marriage was Dec. 4, 1951, to Guy E. SPRAGUE, who survives. Mrs. Sprague had lived in Fulton county for 35 years, moving here from Peru.
She attended the Culver Bible church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Rebecca) CLARK, Marion, and Mrs. Gene (Shirley) SPENCER, Kenosha, Wis.; three sons, Ivan R. BURNS, Jr., Akron; Lonny BURNS, Wabash, and Louis SPRAGUE, Warsaw; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Charles COBURNE, Wabash; Mrs. Elza ROBERTS, Wabash, and Mrs. Millie BERKHOLDER, Wabash. Preceding her in death were three daughters, one sister nd one grandchild.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call a the funeral home after 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3, 1961

Alta Conkle
Mrs. Everett (Alta) CONKLE, 78, 917 Madison St., died late this morning at her residence. Survivors include a son, Paul CONKLE, former Rochester businessman, now of Warsaw. Funeral rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothrs funeral home.

Wednesday, October 4, 1961

Margaret Smiley
Mrs. Margaret Annis SMILEY, 90, 213 West 13th street, died Tuesday night at Milford, Ill., where she had been residing with a son, Glen [SMILEY]. Death came following an illness of several months.
Born Nov. 11, 1870, at Milford, Ill., she had lived 50 years in Fulton and Cass counties, moving here from Iroquois county, Ill. Her parents were Benjamin Franklin and Amanda Amelia HOOVER THOMAS. Her marriage was Dec. 11, 1890, at Milford to Milton SMILEY, who died March 17, 1960.
Mrs. Smiley was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are five sons, Frank, Earl and Russell, all of Rochester; Vern, Logansport, and Glan [SMILEY], Milford, Ill.; and two daughters, Gladys [SMILEY], at home, and Mrs. Jewel JOHNSTON, San Diego, Cal. One daughter, Dorothy [SMILEY] preceded her in death in 1944.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Funeral rites will be Friday 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 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Alta Marie Conkle
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Alta Marie CONKLE, 79, who died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at her home, 917 Madison street. Death came unexpectedly.
The Rev. Ray WILLS will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Huntington. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.
The widow of Dr. Everett CONKLE, she was born May 4, 1882, in South Whitley, the daughter of William and Martha MILLER McHENRY. Both the Conkle and McHenry families were pioneer residents in the northern Indiana area. Mrs. Conkle had resided in Rochester since 1914, moving here from Huntington. Her husband, whom she married Oct. 6, 1903, at Huntington, died on Oct. 30, 1954.
Mrs. Conkle was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Paul C. CONKLE, Warsaw; three daughters, Mrs. James (Dorothy) SHANNON, Greensburg; Mrs. Paul (Ruth) [WALTER], Winamac, and Mrs. Robert (Betty) TAYLOR, Anderson; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One daughter, Alta Louise [CONKLE], and one grandchild, Margo [CONKLE], preceded her in death.

Ralph E. Carter, Sr.
Word of the death of Ralph E. CARTER, Sr., former resident of the Burton community, was received here today. His death came in July at the Veterans hospital in Dearborn, Mich., following a long illness.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Eugene CARTER, his father being caretaker at one time for the Burton school. Mr. Carter left the community in 1936 to continue a lifelong career in the U.S. Navy, from which he was retired in 1947 after 36 years' service.
Burial with full Naval honors was conducted at the Holy Sepulchre cemetery in Detroit.
Surviving are the widow, Elizabeth [CARTER]; one son, Ralph E. CARTER, Jr., Oak Park, Mich., and a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Elinore) PANACKIS, Detroit.

Thursday, October 5, 1961

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Friday, October 6, 1961

John H. Fear
John Henry FEAR, 76, R.R. 2, Argos, died about 3 a.m. today in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward (Edith) SCOTT, R.R. 1, Argos. Blind for 20 years, Mr. Fear had been ill for the last three years.
Born June 18, 1885 in Fulton county, he was the son of William and Susan COOPER FEAR. He moved to Marshall county in 1924 and had lived at the R.R. 2, Argos residence for 37 years.
Mr. Fear was married Aug. 14, 1906, to Susie E. JULIAN, who died May 22, 1928.
Surviving besides Mrs. SCOTT are two other daughters, Mrs. James (Evelyn) DAVIS, R.R. 2, Argos, and Mrs. Richard (Juanita) BOGANWRIGHT, Claypool; a son, Thurl [FEAR], who lives in the State of New Mexico; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three brothers, Orval [FEAR], Argos; Sosla [FEAR], Sevastopol, and Homer [FEAR], Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Edward (Maude) CARTWRIGHT, Warsaw.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, October 7, 1961

Elizabeth Thomas
Mrs. Walter (Elizabeth) THOMAS, 81, of Marshtown, died this morning at the Fulton County Home, where she had resided since 1958.
Born March 29, 1880 in Franklin county, Ky., she was the daughter of Jesse and Anna FLORIN WASH. Her first marriage was to William SCHREE and her second was to Walter THOMAS.
Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Pauline CATRON, Flora; a brother, J. G. WASH, St. Louis, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS oficiating. Burial will be in the Burlington cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Monday, October 9, 1961

Henry A. Rentschler
Henry A. RENTSCHLER, 76, prominent farmer of the Fulton area, died of a heart attack this morning at 11:30 o'clock at his home 1 1/2 miles east of Fulton. Mr. Rentschler had been ill with a heart ailment for the past three years.
Mr. Rentschler still was active in the operation of his farm and as a cattle dealer at the time of his death.
Born Aug. 14, 1885, near Fulton, he was the son of George A. and Lettie LUDWIG RENTSCHLER and had spent his entire life in the Fulton community. His first marriage was in 1914 to Ollie GRAY, who preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 1935. His second marriage was May 20, 1953, at the Rentschler home to Goldie COOK, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Adam [RENTSCHLER], of near Fulton; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Vonda) BAKER, of near Fulton; Mrs. Richard (Betty) GRAFF, Remington; four brothers, George, Robert, Elgy and Clarence [RENTSCHLER], all of near Fulton, and 10 grandchildren. Three brothers, Andy, Verl and Paul [RENTSCHLER], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the residence. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Delphi will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 7 p.m. today. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of the rites.

Avery B. Cook
Avery B. COOK, 83, 608 Madison street, died at Fort Wayne Veterans' hospital, where he had been a patient five months, at 9:45 a.m. today. Mr. Cook had been ill two years.
Mr. Cook was born Dec. 21, 1877, to George and Isabell ONSTOTT COOK. He was married on Jan. 28, 1922, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Hazel B. REED who survives. He was a retired painter and member of the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving are the widow, two nephews, Dean NEWCOMB and Robert COOK, both of Rochester, and one niece, Mrs. Alida JOHNSON, Rochester. The parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home here.

Tuesday, October 10, 1961

Avery B. Cook
Funeral services for Avery B. COOK, 83, 608 Madison street, who died at Fort Wayne Veterans hospital Monday, will be conducted at the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The Rev. Theodore MECKES of Frankfort will officiate. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rochester Eagles Lodge Arie No. 852 conducting graveside rites. Mr. Cook was a veteran of World War I.

Wednesday, October 11, 1961

Chester S. Thomas, Sr.
Chester S. THOMAS, Sr., 62, Indianapolis, died Tuesday in that city. He was the brother of Mrs. Earl FORD, Mrs. John BALDWIN and Cecil W. THOMAS, all of Rochester.
Also surviving are the widow, Mrs. Frances M. THOMAS; two sons, Jack L. and Chester S. THOMAS, Jr., both of Indianapolis, and the father, William [THOMAS], McPherson, Kan.

Thursday, October 12, 1961

Owen Alan Heeter, Jr.
Graveside services will be conductd at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Hope cemetery in Athens for Owen Alan HEETER, Jr., infant son of Lt. and Mrs. Alan HEETER, Selfridge, Mich. The child died Wednesday morning in the Mt. Clemans hospital at Selfridge, where he was born prematurely Tuesday night. Lt. Heeter is a former Rochester resident.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate at the services. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are the father; the mother, Elizabeth TUCK HEETER; two sisters, Katherine Diane, 4, and Kimberly Ann, 2; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William TUCK, Jackson, Mich.; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edythe HEETER, Dayton, O., a former Rochester resident.

Friday, October 13, 1961

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Saturday, October 14, 1961

Brenda Sue Talbott
Brenda Sue TALBOTT, two-week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald TALBOTT, Mooresville, died Friday morning at her home in Mooresville.
The child was born Sept. 28, in Mooresville, to Ronald and Leona GEISLER TALBOTT.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester GEISLER, Kewanna, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen TALBOTT, Rochester.
Services have been set tentatively at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, October 16, 1961

James R. McKee
Final rites for James R. McKEE, 59, 201 North Ohio street, who died Saturday, were conducted this afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. James RHOADS officiated and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mr. McKee died in Woodlawn hospital at 11 a.m. after being seriously ill since last Monday.
The son of Frank and Rosa DAVIS McKEE, he was born in South Bend on Jan 24, 1902. He had been a laborer.
Surviving is a brother, Fred McKEE, Rochester.

George Harrell
George "Perky" HARRELL, 78, Argos, was found dead at his home by neighbors shortly after noon Sunday. It is believed he died sometime Saturday. He lived at 114 Logan street.
Mr. Harrell lived his entire life in Argos except for two years in Knox. He was born in Argos July 24, 1883, the son of Philip and Lucetta MAXSON HARRELL.
His first marriage was to Lettie KAMP, who preceded him in death, and his second was to Edna PHEBUS, who died Oct. 16, 1949.
Mr. Harrell was a farmer and a member of the Argos Advent church.
Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Walter (Edith) TOMKINS, South Bend; a brother, J. O. "Cutch" HARRELL, Argos; two step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A daughter died in infancy.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Fred CROWN of the Argos Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, October 17, 1961

Edith Rosa Sayger
Mrs. Edith [Rosa] (HAHN) {SAYGER], 82, formerly of 1209 Elm street, died at 12:35 a.m. Tuesday in the Masonic Home at Franklin, where she had resided the last 11 years. She had been ill one year.
Born Jan. 12, 1879 in Akron, she had spent most of her life in the Rochester community. Her marriage in 1922 was to John S. "Jack" SAYGER, who died April 22, 1949. Mrs. Sayger was a member of the local Order of Eastern Star and of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving are the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Hazel ARTHUR and Mrs. Harriet MORROW, both of Glendale, Cal., and Mr. and Mrs. Walter CLEVENGER of Rochester, who have charge of the funeral rites.
The time and date of services are pending. The Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 18, 1961

Edith Rosa Sayger
Final rites for Mrs. Edith Rosa (HAHN) SAYGER, 82, formerly of 1209 Elm street, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. today.
Mrs. Sayger died at 12:35 a.m. Tuesday in the Masonic Home at Franklin after an illness of one year. She had lived in Franklin for the last 11 years.
She was born in Acton Jan. 11, 1879, and had spent most of her life in the Rochester vicinity.

Thursday, October 19, 1961

Charles E. Leiter
Charles E. LEITER, 93, a native of this community, died Wednesday at his home in Oakland, Cal.
Born in 1868, he was the son of William and Eliza HICKMAN LEITER.
Mr. Leiter was a member of the Grace Methodist church. The Leiter family for many years operated the Erie elevator, now the Farm Bureau Cooperative elevator here.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Della LEITER and Mrs. Jennie L. GREENSTREET, both of Lewisville, Ind., and five nieces and nephews. One brother, Fred [LEITER], preceded him in death in 1959.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Jesse O. Miller
Graveside services for Jesse O. MILLER, 80, Fulton county native who died Sept. 26 at Winfield, Kan., will be conducted at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD officiating.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge.
Mr. Miller was born in Rochester on Aug. 27, 1881, the son of Edward and Anna CRIPE MILLER. Funeral rites and cremation were conducted at Winfield.

Erich Herzfeld
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday in Weyauwega, Wis., for Erich HERZFELD, 66, father of Mrs. Ray HINTZKE, Rochester. Mr. Herzfeld died Tuesday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Friday, October 20, 1961

V. Doris Howard
Miss Vesta Doris HOWARD, 53, longtime casework visitor for the Fulton County Department of Public Welfare, died this morning at 2 o'clock in Billings hospital in Chicago, where she had been a patient for the past month. She had been in ill health the past two years.
Miss Howard was born at Lincoln in Cass county on July 26, 1908, the daughter of William and Vesta BOWYER HOWARD. Her mother died when Miss Howard was but 10 weeks old and she was reared by her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. WATKINS.
She was a graduate of Kokomo high school and Butler university and taught school at Lincoln and Kokomo after leaving college. She entered social work with the Cass County Department of Public Welfare, joining the local department 20 years ago. She resided at 318 West Ninth street here.
She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Cleo McCLELLAN, Chicago; Mrs. Inez MARSHALL, Kokomo, and Mrs. May McCORKEL, Lincoln; three nieces and four nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at the McCorkel home in Lincoln at 3 p.m. Monday. Friends may call there after 4 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Ray MILLS of Rochester will officiate at the rites. Offices of the Fulton County Welfare Department will be closed all day Monday, the entire courthouse closing at 2 p.m. Monday.

Jon Mark Garner
Jon Mark GARNER, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin GARNER who reside on the north shore of Lake Manitou, died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. He had been ill five weeks and death came as a result of a generalized carcinoma.
Jon was born Oct. 27, 1951, in St. Joseph, Mo., to J. Marvin and Evelyn SCHLITTER GARNER. The family moved here 3 1/2 years ago. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church, a fifth grade pupil at Columbia grade school, a Cub Scout and participated in the Rochester Minor League baseball program as a member of the Cubs.
Surviving, besides the parents, are three sisters, Terrill Lynn, 16, Gail Jeannette, 13, and Leesa Kay [GARNER], 5 months; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick SCHLITTER, Morton Grove, Ill.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. GARNER, Mendon, Mo., and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday 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 after 1 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday and at the church one hour prior to the services.
The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be made to the cancer fund.

Mrs. Scott McLain
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mishawaka Baptist church for Mrs. Scott McLAIN, Mishawaka, a former resident of the Kewanna community, who died Thursday night at a Mishawaka hospital. Friends may call at the Thallemer-Goethals funeral home at 503 West Third street, Mishawaka.

Saturday, October 21, 1961

Josephine Troutman
Mrs. Josephine TROUTMAN, 83, former Kewanna resident, died Friday at 6 p.m. in the Lake County Convalescent Home at Crown Point.
Born in Kewanna May 2, 1878, she was the daughter of John and Nancy HARVEY BARNETT. She was married to Charles TROUTMAN, who died in 1951.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Berdena VISNOVSKI and Mrs. Ethel FLOYD, both of Gary; two sons, Sam [TROUTMAN], Gary, and William [TROUTMAN], Hobart; ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Rites are pending.

Monday, October 23, 1961

Chester W. Cleveland
Chester W. CLEVELAND, 63, 1394 East Shore drive, Culver, died early today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after a five-day illness. Mr. Cleveland was editor and publisher of The Culver Citizen and Indiana Business and Industry magazine.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m Wednesday at St. Thomas Episcopal church in Plymouth, where he was a member. The Rev. William C. F. SHERIDAN, pastor, will be in charge. Burial will be at Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at Easterday funeral home, Culver.

Carlos Edward Jewell
Carlos Edward JEWELL, 47, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 9:10 a.m. today at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Josephine Troutman
Funeral rites were conducted this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Mrs. Josephine TROUTMAN, 83, who died Friday in Crown Point. She formerly resided in Kewanna. The Rev. Ralph GWIN officiated at rites and burial was in the Shaffer cemetery.

Tuesday, October 24, 1961

Kennie Sparks
Mrs. Kennie Ayers CHAPMAN SPARKS, 84, 822 1/2 Main street, died at 3:25 a.m. today at Memorial hospital in Logansport, where she had been a patient for two weeks.
Mrs. Sparks was born Dec. 18, 1876, near Bass Lake, to Cary and Ruth CHAPMAN. She was married May 5, 1897 in Knox to Edward SPARKS, who preceded in death.
She worked for many years as a practical nurse. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church, the Order of Eastern Star 90, the WSCS of the Methodist church and the Victoria Reading Circle.
Surviving are one son, Dr. Russell L. SPARKS, Rochester; two grandchildren, Joe C. SPARKS, Philadelphia, and John E. SPARKS, Berkley, Cal.; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The husband, two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Chester W. Cleveland
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the St. Thoms episcopal church in Plymouth for Chester W. CLEVELAND, 63, Culver newspaper and magazine publisher, who died after a five-day illness Monday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
The Rev. William C. R. SHERIDAN will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver.
Mr. Cleveland is survived g his wife, the former Ruth GLASS; two sons, John [CLEVELAND], Culver, and David [CLEVELAND], Kansas City, Kan.; his mother, Mrs. Arnott CLEVELAND, Plymouth; one sister, Mrs. Philip MELANGTON, Plymouth, and three grandchildren.
Mr. Cleveland purchased the Culver Press in 194, publishing a weekly newspaper, The Culver Citizen. In 1957 he launched a monthly magazine, Indiana Business and Industry, which had attained outstanding success. A native of Plymouth and a graduate of Plymouth high school, Mr. Cleveland gained a degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and also graduated from Babson School of Business Administration, Wellsley, Mass. He was a 32nd degree mason, member of Scottish Rite, American Legion, St. Thomas Episcopal church, Indianapolis and Chicago Press clubs and a veteran of World War I.
Mr. Cleveland resided most of his life in Chicago, where he was editor and business manager of the national magazines of both Sigma Chi social fraternity and Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism fraternity. He was credited with reviving the Indiana Society of Chicago in 1927.

Ralph O. Ross
Ralph O. ROSS of South Bend, a former Rochester resident, died suddenly of a heart attack in St. Joseph hospital in South Bend Monday. Mr. Ross is the brother of Mrs. Clarence FLETCHER of Rochester. Funeral services will be conducted in Clay City, Ind.

Carlos E. Jewell
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Fulton E.U.B. church for Carlos Edward JEWELL, 47, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died Monday at 9:10 a.m. in his home after nine months' illness.
The Rev. Arthur TRUEX will officiate at services and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after noon today and at the church an hour before the last rites.
Born Aug. 31, 1914, in Fulton county, he was the son of Harry Edward and Sylvia Belle COLLINS JEWELL. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church and the Masonic lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Denice [JEWELL]; one daughter, Sylvians [JEWELL], and three sons, Gerald, Daniel and Richard [JEWELL], all at home; his mother, R.R. 1, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Gerald [Charlotte JEWELL] [McCROSKY], R.R. 1, Rochester, and one brother, Walter JEWELL, Phoenix, Ariz.

Wednesday, October 25, 1961

Louis Ninios
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Louis NINIOS, 73-year-old Rochester restaurant proprietor. Mr. Ninios died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient 2 months. He had been in failing health since 1952.
The Rev. Don ASSAMIKIDIS of the St. Andrews Greek Orthodox church in South Bend will officiate at the rites. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Ninios, who lived at 1119 Pontiac street, operated the Berghoff cafe at 1617 Main street with his cousins, Pete NINIOS, who died Feb. 6, 1959, and Christ NINIOS.
A native of Greece, he had been in business here for the past 41 years, since moving to this city from Chicago in 1920. The following year, Mr. Ninios and his cousin Pete opened the New York Candy Kitchen on the site now occupied by the Marathon service station [SE corner] Ninth and Main streets. Christ joined them later.
The Candy Kitchen soon became a popular meeting place for students. In the early 1930s the Nineoses opened the Berghoff cafe in the corner room adjoining the Candy Kitchen. Louis operated this business until the entire building was destroyed by fire in 1949. A year later, the cousins moved to the present location on South Main street.
In its heyday, the downtown Berghoff cafe offered night club entertainment rivaling that in cities of much larger size. The cafe reached the height of its popularity in this era.
A staunch backer and friend of the Cole Brothers circus during its winter-quarter operations in Rochester, Louis Ninios booked many of the circus entertainment acts into his cafe during the off season.
Mr. Ninios also was noted for his community philanthropical activities. On several occasions, he paid the entire cost of a gigantic Christmas entertainment on the Courthouse lawn for the community's children. A large Christmas treet, performances by circus personnel and free gifts and treats for children were provided. He was a generous supporter of all community campaigns.
Louis had planned to provide a huge welcome home party for all the county's servicemen at the close of World War II, the fete, also to be held on the Courthouse lawn. When arrangements for this affair proved too difficult to complete, he instead gave $1,000 to each of the city's two veterans organizations, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
When the Berghoff and Candy Kitchen building was razed by fire, Louis and Pete were honored for their "long record of loyalty and generosity" to the community at a testimonial dinner. Over 100 local businessmen and friends attended the dinner at the Rochester country club, where the Ninioses received a suitably-inscribed plaque.
Born July 25, 1888, at Ammos, Greece, Louis was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicolas NINIOS. He was a member of the St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox church in South Bend.
Surviving are numerous cousins, including Christ NINIOS of Rochester, Gus NINIOS of South Bend and Thomas NINIOS of Chicago.

Thursday, October 26, 1961

Thola N. Truex
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Woodruff E.U.B. church at Wolcottville for Mrs. Thola N. TRUEX, 62, Fulton, wife of the Rev. Arthur TRUEX of the Fulton E.U.B. church. Mrs. Truex died at her home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday after an extended illness.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. V. A. CARLSON officiating.
The Rev. P. F. YOUNG will officiate at the Friday service. Burial will be in the Woodruff cemetery. Friends may call at the Williams funeral home in Wolcottville.
Mrs. Truex was born Jan. 31, 1889, in LaGrange county, to Ray and Wertie DEAL KINGSLEY. She married the Rev. Arthur TRUEX April 27, 1956.
Surviving with the husband are three sons, Don and Dick NORRIS, Racine, Wis.; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara DENNIS, Fort Wayne; the father, Ray KINGSLEY, Fulton; two stepdaughtrs, Mrs. Marjorie TONEY and Mrs. Mary Ann MUMBOWER, both of Anderson, and two brothers, Leon [KINGSLEY], Pasadena, Cal., and Leonard [KINGSLEY], Berne, Ind.

Nettie Mitchell
Services were conducted in Monmouth, Ill. , for Mrs. Nettie VINCENT MITCHELL, 79, a resident of Rochester for the last 18 years. Mrs. Mitchell lived with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. MILBANK, at Lake Manitou.
Mrs. Mitchell, Sunday, Oct. 15, died in Monmouth, where she was visiting a cousin. She had been in poor health for five years. Burial was in the Linwood cemetery at Galesburg, Ill.
Born March 25, 1882 in Aledo, Ill., Mrs. Mitchell was the daughter of I. R. and Ella LAIR VINCENT. Her marriage was in Galesburg in 1921 to Elmer C. MITCHELL, who died in 1937.
For a long period of time, the Mitchells operated a cleaning establishment in Galesburg.
Mrs. Mitchell was affiliated with the Presbyterian church and was a member of the D.A.R. of Rochester and the Eastern Star of Galesburg.
Surviving besides Mrs. Milbank is a nephew, Vincent LEMON of Rochester, a cousin and two great-nephews.

Ralph E. Schlosser
Ralph E. SCHLOSSER, 77, R.R. 2, Argos, died at his home at 2 a.m. today following a sudden heart seizure. He had been released from a hospital Monday after undergoing surgery six weeks ago.
Mr. Schlosser was born Sept. 9, 1884, in Plymouth to Perry and Anna BEAMER SCHLOSSER. For many years he operated a livery stable in Argos. He was married March 17, 1924 at Argos to Edna MILNER, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Turner (Pauline) PITTS, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Lynn (Virginia) Van Der WEELE, R.R. 2, Argos; eleven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jessie HILL, Nilces, Mich. A son, James [SCHLOSSER], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, October 27, 1961

Delbert M. Shidaker
Delbert M. SHIDAKER, 71, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Thursday evening at his residence near Leiters Ford. He was a lifetime resident of Aubbeenaubbee township.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harrison chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery. Friends may call a the funeral home after noon Saturday.
Mr. Shidaker was born Nov. 5, 1889, in Aubbeenaubbee township, to Mathias and Ellen CARROTHERS SHIDAKER.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Bessie YOUNG, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Hettie PLATZ, Monette, Ark.; Mrs. Ola MOLTER, Goodland, Ind.; Mrs. Bertha BITTERLING, Rochester; four brothers, Jonah [SHIDAKER], Rochester; Joseph [SHIDAKER], Brook; Rufus and Russell [SHIDAKER], both of R.R. 4, Rochester.

Ermal Riemenschneider
Ermal RIEMENSCHNEIDER, 58, who lived on R.R. 1, Lucerne, two miles south of Fulton, died at 10 a.m. today in his home of a heart attack.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Saturday, October 28, 1961

Luella Neff
Mrs. Luella NEFF, 96, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for three weeks.
Funeral services will be at the Foster & Good funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Graveside rites will be held at Park cemetery at Greenfield at 2 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Neff was born Nov. 30, 1864, in Rush county to James and Harriett EMMET BEYER. She was married in 1883 at Rushville to Henry NEFF who died in 1951. She was a member of the Greenfield Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ione HUSTON and Mrs. Lena COE, both of R.R. 2, Rochester; one son, Roy, R.R. 2, Rochester; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The husband, one son and four brothers preceded in death.

Ermal Riemenschneider
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Fulton E.U.B. church for Ermal RIEMENSCHNEIDER, 58, R.R. 1, Lucerne. Mr. Riemenschneider died at 10 a.m. Friday of a heart attack at his home.
The Rev. Arthur TRUEX will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.
Mr. Riemenschneider was born Feb. 15, 1903, in Fulton county, to Ernest and Orpha MOGEL RIEMENSCHNEIDER. He was married March 8, 1924, in Fulton, to Nellie HENDRICKSON who survives. He was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Survivors in addition to the widow are two daughters, Mrs. James RENTSCHLER, R.R. 1, Lucerne; Mrs. Roger FIELDS, R.R. 3, Kewanna; the parents, Fulton, and two grandchildren. A son preceded him in death.

Maude Craven
Mrs. Maude CRAVEN, 82, a native of Rochester, died at 1:10 p.m. of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Pontious nursing home. She had been ill one year.
Born July 21, 1879, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth DARR CARR. She was married in Rochester to Fred CRAVEN, Sr., and they moved to South Bend about 50 years ago. He preceded in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Frances) WERNER, Elkhart; a son, Fred CRAVEN, Jr., Sough Bend; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Craven was a sister of Mrs. Mel HILL, who died about a month ago.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend. Burial will be in the Roselawn cemetery at South Bend.

Monday, October 30, 1961

Eva B. O'Blenis
Mrs. Eva Berniece O'BLENIS, 53, 512 West Ninth street, died in her sleep at her residence Sunday night.
Mrs. O'Blenis was born March 5, 1908 in Fulton county to John and Vernie PHOEBUS WOLFE. She was married May 31, 1923, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Milton Ray O'BLENIS, who survives.
She was a member ofthe Rochester E.U.B. church, the WSCS of the church, and the Evergreen Rebekah lodge.
Survivingt with the hsband are one daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Alvena) MOLLENCUPP, R.R. 1, Kewanna; one son, William [O'BLENIS], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Thelma) COFFMAN and Mrs. Kenneth (Helen) MARTEN, both of Niles, Mich., one brother, John Dale WOLFE, Niles, Mich. The parents and a grandson preceded in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Elizabeth Tugendreich
Funeral rites were conducted this afternoon at the Harrison fneral home in Kewanna for Mrs. Elizabeth TUGENDREICH, 97, longtime rsident of Kewanna who died Saturday morning at the Miller nursing home here.
The Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD officiated at rites and burial was in Bruce Lake cemetery.
Born in Indiana on Jan. 5, 1864, Mrs. Tugendreich was the daughter of Peter and Margaret GUISE. Her first marriage was to Charles MONESMITH, her second to William TUGENDREICH. Both preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Community church at Bruce Lake station. Surviving are one niece, Mrs. Grace COOK, Monroeville, and one nephew, Roy JONES.

Chafee W. Shirk
Funeral services were conducted in Kentland Sunday for Chafee W. SHIRK, 64, Kentland, president of the Kentland State bank, who died in Swyrma Beach, Fla., last Tuesday. He was the husband of the former Sara TERRY of Rochester.
Mrs. Shirk was born in Rochester. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank TERRY, formerly lived at Ninth and Jefferson streets. He was a lawyer.
Surviving besides the widow are a son, Terry [SHIRK], a post graduate student at Indiana university; two sisters, and three brothers.

Tuesday, October 31, 1961

Eva O'Blenis
The family of Mrs. Eva O'BLENIS, 53, 512 West Ninth street, who died Sunday night, requests that remembrances other than flowers be made to the heart fund. Among the survivors are five granchildren.

Charles Disher
Charles DISHER, brother of Mrs. M. O. KING of Rochester, died this morning as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Disher and his wife were en route to Rochester to visit relatives when they were involved in an accident near Kentland. He was born in Marshall county and had attended Plymouth high school and Purdue university. He had lived in Illinois and Arkansas as well as Indiana.
Surviving with the widow are four children.

Wednesday, November 1, 1961 to Thursday, November 2, 1961

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Friday, November 3, 1961

Pearley Swihart
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the North Liberty Christian church for Mrs. Pearley Lennie SWIHART, 62, R.R. 2, North Liberty, a former Rochester resident, who died at her home at 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Swihart was born March 2, 1879, in Rochester to Nelson and Levina SAGERS KINDIG. She was married Jan. 28, 1897 at Mentone, to Nathan H. SWIHART who died in 1954. She had resided in North Liberty for 35 years going there from Rochester. She was a member of the Church of the Bretren at North Liberty.
Surviving are three sons, Sumner [SWIHART], of Plymouth; Claude and Ross [SWIHART], both of North Liberty; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel JOHNSON, Rochester; twenty grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Charles KINDIG of North Liberty.
The Revs. C. J. MOWRER of Rochester and A. P. WENGER of North Liberty will officiate. Burial will be in the Sumption Prairie cemetry in Green township in St. Joseph county.
Friends may call at the McDaniel funeral home in North Liberty until noon Sunday.

Harry L. Buck
Harry L. BUCK, 69, a resident of Beaver Dam Lake for 18 years, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital of a coronary attack. He was at the hospital one day.
Mr. Buck held various bookkeeping positions during his life and was employed in the Kosciusko county auditor's office at Warsaw at the time of death.
Born May 26, 1892 in Humbolt, Ill., he was the son of William and Cora HEDGES BUCK. He was married in 1921 to Stella DUNSDON.
Mr. Buck was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge, the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, the Warsaw American Legion post and the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Gwendolyn JACKSON, Garden Grove, Cal.; three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Grace TILE, Beloit, Wis. A son preceded in death.
Time and date for final rites have not been set. The services will be at the Haupert funeral home in Akron, with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Laura A. See
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura A. SEE, 92, Twelve Mile, who died at 11:40 a.m. Thursday at the Rest Haven home in Logansport, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Old German Baptist church near Hoover.
The body will be removed from the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton to the residence of Ruth HILL, 1 1/2 miles east of Twelve Mile, where friends may call.

Saturday, November 4, 1961

Harry L. Buck
Funeral services for Harry L. BUCK, 69, a resident of Beaver Dam who died Thursday night at Woodlawn hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.
The Rev. Wesley BULLIS will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the fneral home.

Cale B. Walker, Sr.
Cale B. WALKER, Sr., 76, 913 Jefferson street, died at 4 a.m. today at his home after a year's illness.
Born Oct. 6, 1885, at Richmond, Ky., he was the son of Jason and Susan BALDWIN WALKER and had resided in this city 15 years, moving here from Alton, Ill. His marriage was Feb. 18, 1913, at New Orleans to Emma WRIGHT, who survives.
Mr. Walker was a former sales representative and partner in the Rochester Airmarking company. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving, besides the widow, are two sons, Cale B. WALKER, Jr., Rochester, and John W. WALKER, Alton, Ill. and seven grandchildren. Sister Veronica Ann (Sue), at Victory Noll Convent in Hntington; John WALKER, Redding, Cal, Nancy and Mary Lou WALKER, both of Rochester, Mrs. Thomas JONES, Claude and Spring WALKER, all of Alton.
Fneral rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 6, 1961

W. H. Townsend
W. H. TOWNSEND, 88, Danville, Ill., brother of Mrs. Clarence WERNER of Rochester, died Satrday at his home there.
Mr. Townsend was born and reared in Fulton county. He is survived by his wife, one son, Clarence [TOWNSEND], El Paso, Texas, one brother, Charles [TOWNSEND], of Gary.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at Danville. Mrs. Werner, and Mrs. Jesse BROWN and Mrs. Gene THOMPSON of Rochester will attend.

Allen Stoops
Funeral services were conducted today in Wabash for Allen STOOPS, 75, Wabash, who died Friday at 9 p.m. in the Wabash hospital.
Mr. .Stoops was married March 6, 1936, to Ova LAMBERT, formerly of Kewanna. Mrs. Stoops preceded in death.
Surviving are one son, Lewis STOOPS, Converse and three step-daghters, Mrs. Sarah BAXTER, Wabash; Mrs. Lester SHIDAKER and Mrs. Frank GREER, both of Kewanna.
Evroul Loebig
Evroul LOEBIG, brother of Ed LOEBIG of Rochester, died Saturday at his home in Denver, Colo.
Funeral services will be conducted at Wesley, Ia., Tuesday afternoon. Ed Loebig left Sunday for Wesley to attend the final rites.

Cecil Leiter
Cecil LEITER, 60, a native of Leiters Ford, died Snday morning at his home in Indianapolis of a heart attack. He had been ill since July.
Born Sept. 9, 1901, Mr. Leiter spent his early life in Fulton county. He moved to Indianapolis 28 years ago. He was the brother of Burdell LEITER and Mrs. Tom BECK of Rochester.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at he Harry Moore Arlington Chapel, 5811 East 38th street, Indianapolis. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, November 7, 1961

Fred C. Masten
Fred C. MASTEN, 79, Argos, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at his home in Argos after an illness of five years. Mr. Masten was a former resident of Culver and Tiosa.
Mr. Masten was born Jan. 19, 1882, in Nebraska, to John and Sara McCULLOCH MASTEN. He was married Nov. 14, 1914, at Miller, S.D., to Hilda AHLAREN, who survives. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the widow are one son, Ralph C. [MASTEN], R.R. 1, Plymouth; two grandsons, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth RICE of Miller.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Revs. Kendall SANDS and Arthur SCHENCK will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Vesta Ann Hendrickson
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester First Christian church for Mrs. Vesta Ann HENDRICKSON, 88, a former Rochester resident who died Monday afternoon in a hospital in Ocala, Fla., where she had been a patient for one week.
Mrs. Hendrickson once served as deputy Fulton county recorder and later was engaged in the abstract business for several years. She lived nearly all her life in the Rochester vicinity.
Mrs. Hendrickson was born Feb. 14, 1873, in Miami county, to Dwelley J. and Ann SMITH BAILEY. She was married Nov. 24, 1897 in Fulton to Reuben B. HENDRICKSON, who died in 1945. She was a member of the Rocheser Christian church.
Surviving are three daughters, Alice and Mabel HENDRICKSON, both of Ocala, and Mrs. George F. (Olive) BRADFIELD, Evanston, Ill.; two sons, Ernest H. HENDRICKSON, Evanston, and Joseph [HENDRICKSON]; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha MEYER, Marion; Mrs. Rhoda JONES, Argos; Mrs. Ella FELDER and Mrs. Effie THRUSH, both of Rocheser, and Mrs. Daisy ULCH, Grand Rapids; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Avery MILEY, Peru, will officiate at the services. Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Courtland D. Morris
Courtland D. MORRIS, 81, Plymouth, father of Mrs. Francis BERGMAN of Rochester, died at his home Monday night after a long illness. Mr. Morris was a well-known lumberman in Northern Indiana.
Born in Inwood, he was the son of Courtland L. and Mary NICKERSON MORRIS. He was reared in Plymouth, where his father started the Morris Lumber company.
Mr. Morris and his wife, the former Blanche RANKERT, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in the home of Mrs. Bergman Dec. 25, 1959.
Surviving besides the wife and Mrs. Bergman are two sons, Robert [MORRIS] of Plymouth and Courtland [MORRIS] of Tacoma, Wash.; another daughter, Mrs. Harold WOODWARD of Gary, and eight grandchildren, including Mrs. W. H. CARPENTER of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth with the Rev. Wallace MOORE officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Laura D. Baird
Mrs. Laura D. BAIRD, 77, Fulton, died at 12:55 a.m. today at Memorial hospital in Logansport. She had been ill for one year and a patient at the hospital for one day.
Mrs. Baird was born Feb. 23, 1884, in Grant county to Alonzo and Ann BOATMAN MACY. She was married March 4, 1901, in Grant county to Charles F. BAIRD, who died in 1950. She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church. She had resided in the Fulton area since 1901.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edith JACKSON, Fulton, and Mrs. Evelyn BALDWIN, South Bend; two sons, Beveridge [BAIRD], Fulton, and Walter [BAIRD], R.R. 1, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry MACY, Rochester; one half-sister, Mrs. Ruth JOHNSON, Springfield, Ill. Two sons preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton E.U.B. curc. The Rev. Arthur TRUEX will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton and at the church one hour prior to services.

Wednesday, November 8, 1961

Burchard A. Leedy
Funeral services for Burchard A. LEEDY, 84, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died Tuesday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru.
The Rev. C. Samuel OVERMYER will officiate and burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Leedy, who lived on the west side of Lake Manitou, died at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Logan HOLLINGER, in Peru. He had been ill six months.
A retird stationary engineer, he had spent all his life in Fulton and Miami counties.
Mr. Leedy was born Jan 17, 1877 in Miami county, the son of Henry and Emma WARNER LEEDY. He was married in 1899 to Clara SEE, who died in 1953.
Surviving besides Mrs. Hullinger are four sons, Cecil, Logansport; Donald and Ray, Peru; and John [LEEDY], Mexico; four other daughters, Mrs. Verlyne STUDY and Mrs. Robert CONNER, Peru; Mrs. Harley COVER, Denver, and Mrs. Joseph ROGERS, Bowen, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Elpha GAULT, Indianapolis, 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Thursday, November 9, 1961

Minerva L. Pontious
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST Friday at the Walley funeral home in Elkhart for Mrs. Minerva Loreen PONTIOUS, Elkhart, a former Fulton county resident, who died at her Elkhart residence Tuesday night.
Mrs. Pontious was born Dec. 2, 1902 in Akron to Jacob and Anna E. STRONG WAECHTER. She was married March 20, 1923 to Ralph L. PONTIOUS, who died in December of 1960. She lived in Fulton county until 1923. She was a member of the Akron Christian chuch.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ben (Anna) KIRTS, Jr., and Mrs. William (Lillian) SELICK, both of Elkhart; one son, Donald E. [PONTIOUS], also of Elkhart, and three grandchildren.
The Rev. Carl RICHARDSON will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, 126 South Second street, Elkhart.

Friday, November 10, 1961

Lulu M. Clark
Mrs. Lulu M. CLARK, 82, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for two days. She was a lifetime resident of the Mentone and Akron communities.
Mrs. Clark was born Dec. 2, 1878 near Mentone to Rull and Anna ENGLE JEFFERIES. She was married Aug. 14, 1897 in Mentone to Delbert CLARK, who survives. She was a member of the Brethren church.
Surviving with the husband are three sons, Melvin, George and Everett [CLARK], all of Akron; one daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Pauline) SHOEMAKER, R.R. 2, Macy; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Flossie COPLEN, Tippecanoe. One son, one daughter, two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Saturday, November 11, 1961

Otto McMahan
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Grace Methodist church here for Otto McMAHAN, 80, president of the McMahan Construction company, who died at 6:45 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. McMahan, long prominent in local affairs, had been admitted to the hospital Nov. 1 after suffering a stroke. He resided at 728 Jefferson street.
The Rev. Ray MILLS of the Grace church and Dr. Claude YOUNG of Lafayette, former Grace pastor, will officiate at the last rites. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday, then at the church an hour before the rites.
The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be given to the charity friends prefer.
Mr. McMahan had been active in the road construction business for the past 41 years. His firm, with headquartrs in Rochester, is among the leaders in its field both in northern Indiana and Illinois.
Born Feb. 9, 1881, in Liberty township, Mr. McMahan was the eldest son in a family of seven boys and five girls born to John B. and Rebecca GOSS McMAHAN. He attended Rochester Normal university and was married April 10, 1910, at Fulton to Carrie TOWNSEND, who died June 19, 1958. He had spent the majority of his life in Fulton county.
Mr. McMahan had extensive agricultural intersts in this area and for many years had been engaged in the commercial cattle business. He also was active at one time in the ownership and operation of McMahan furniture stores in California. This chain of retail outlets, founded by his brothers John and James McMAHAN, includes over 100 stores in the Western state. The stores now are divided into ownership among various members of the family.
In his early bsiness career, Mr. McMahan and his brothers Tom and Bill [McMAHAN] operated a grocery store in Rochester where Kroger's now is located. Later, Otto owned hardwares in Fulton, Twelve Mile and North Manchester. He was one of the pioneers of organized basketball in the city, playing in 1903 with an independent team called "The Regulars" in the old Armory hall. There were three local teams in the league.
In 1920 [?] he formed a partnership with three other local men--Guy BARR, Omar SMITH and Roy DENISTON--to take over a road-building contract which was uncompleted because of the accidental death of the contractor, Charles BECKER of Fulton. From this beginning, Mr. McMahan went on to form the McMahan Construction company. After his initial experience, he was associated with brothers Bill, Tom and Pat [McMAHAN] in road building for a time and then continued alone after his brothers went on to other pursuits.
Mr. McMahan for many years was a leader in county Democratic party activities. He was county Demo chairman on two occasions and for seven years, during the administration of Woodrow Wilson, served as Rochester postmaster. He also served one year as secretary to Congressman Henry A. BARNHART of Rochester in Washington.
He had taught school for five years during the early years, in Fulton and Cass counties.
Mr. McMahan was an active member and benefactor of the Grace Methodist church, being a trustee emeritus there. He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge, 50-year member of the Fulton F. & A.M. lodge, 50-year member of the Knights of Pythias, and belonged to the Plymouth Commandery York Rite, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, Murat Shrine of Indianapolis, Royal Arch Chapter of Rochester, Indiana State and Rochester Chambers of Commerce, and Indiana State Highway Construction Association.
The McMahan family established the McMahan Scholarship Fund at DePauw university, Greencastle, about 12 years ago to give financial assistance to worthy girl students. From 15-20 girls rceive this scholarship aid each year at the university, 21 girls now studying there under McMahan grants.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Rebabelle) BOSWELL, Rochester; two sons, Robert O. McMAHAN and George T. McMAHAN, both of Fresno, Cal.; one sister, Miss Jessie McMAHAN, Los Angeles; two brothers, Hugh McMAHAN, Rochester and Tom McMAHAN, Los Angeles; six grandchildren, including Mrs. James (Lalla) HEYDE, Rochester and Mrs. Terry (Rebecca) SMITH, Indianapolis; two great-grandchildren, Edwin and David HEYDE, and a brother-in-law, Earl TOWNSEND, Rochester. Four sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.

Monday, November 13, 1961

Roy Chambers
Final rites will be Tuesday afternoon for Roy CHAMBERS, 80, Hanna, father of Earl CHAMBERS, of Rochester. Mr. Chambers died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday in Community hospital, LaPorte.
Services will be at 1:30 o'clock at the Hanna Methodist church and burial will be in the Hanna cemetery. Friends may call at the Wiesjohn funeral home in Wanatah.
Surviving besides Earl Chambers are five daughters, three other sons, a step-son, twenty gandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, November 14, 1961

Mary Washburn
Mrs. Mary "Lona" WASHBURN, 79, Star City, died this morning at 5:30 o'clock in the Rochester nursing home after an illness of 15 months.
Born Sept. 2, 1882, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Francis and Elizabeth ENYEART MILLER. She had spent her entire life in the Star City area. Her husband, Henry Bardwell WASHBURN, whom she married Dec. 1, 1901, preceded her in death in 1952.
Mrs. Washburn ws a member of the Star City Pythian Sisters and the Star City Christian church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Helen) CORTS, Des Plaines, Ill.; three grandchildren; one brother, Charles G. MILLER, Lake Manitou; and one sister, Mrs. Frances BRADRICK, Franklin. Two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but will be in charge of the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac. Burial will be in Star City.

Wednesday, November 15, 1961

Kenneth Lee Rupp
Kenneth Lee RUPP, 10-month-old son of James and Melba RHOADES RUPP of 316 East Fourth street, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient about 26 hours. He had been ill for two days with pneumonia, dehydration and a kidney ailment.
The boy ws born in Rochester last Dec. 30 and is survived by his parents, four sisters at home, Mary Jane, Norma Jean, Barbara Melba and Cinty Louise [RUPP]; four brothers at home, James Harvey, Charles Eugene, Paul Frederick and Frank William [RUPP]; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary RUPP, Rochester; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth RUPP, Topeka, Kan.; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul RHOADES, Florida, and two aunts, Mrs. Louise WALTERS, Rochestr, and Mrs. Elsie JONES, South Carolina.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Elder James TERRY of the Rochester Pentecostal church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, November 16, 1961

Zella May Hooker
Mrs. Zella May HOOKER, 48, R.R. 2, Argos, took her own life by carbon monoxide poisoning, it was discoverd this morning. Her body was found in the family car at her home at 6:30 a.m. She had been in poor health for about six years.
Born in Argos March 14, 1913, she was the daughter of Dilas and Augusta FEAR and had resided all her life in Argos. She was married Jan. 19, 1931 in Plmouth to Lamar HOOKER.
Mrs. Hooker was a member of the Argos American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are the husband; a son, Richard [HOOKER], Argos; her mother, of Argos; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary SNYDER and Mrs. Everett (Opal) BOWELL, also of Argos.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 p.m. today.

Friday, November 17, 1961

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Saturday, November 18, 1961

Eva Fenimore
Mrs. Eva NORRIS FENIMORE, 93, former Rochester resident, died Friday at the Fairfield nursing home in Fort Wayne. She resided at 1505 Swinney avenue in that city.
Born at Chili on Aug. 20, 1868, Mrs. Fenimore was married to Schuyler C. FENIMORE, who died in 1946. The Fenimores operated the Palm Cafe while in Rochester and Mr. Fenimore was associated with Beyer Brothers produce firm here about 40 years ago until moving to Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Fenimore had resided with a son, Lon FENIMORE, and family in Fort Wayne until becoming seriously ill and being removed to the nursing home.
Surviving, besides the son, are one grandson, Robert FENIMORE, Fort Wayne; two nieces, Mrs. Lee SHARPE and Mrs. Clarence CULP, both of Rochester, and a nephew, Don ROSS, Rochester.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the McComb funeral home, Lake avenue, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, where graveside rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Ray MILLS in charge.

Monday, November 20, 1961

Edwin C. Boswell
Edwin C. BOSWELL, 75, father of Edwin C. BOSWELL, Jr., of Rochester, died Sunday in Community hospital at Indianapolis.
An Indianapolis attorney for 54 years, he had been an active participant in Republican politics. Mr. Boswell resided at 1705 West 51st street and maintained a law office at 106 East Washington street.
A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, he graduted from Manual high school in 1904 and from the former Indiana law school in 1907. In 1942, he was a candidate for judge of the Marion juvenile court.
He was a member of the Tabernacle Presbyterian church, past president of the Alumni association of Manual high school, a member of the Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine and a past dirctor of the Indiana State Sunday School Association.
Mr. Boswell also was a member of the executive council of the Central Indiana district, Boy Scouts of America; on the state advisory board of the Salvation Army, belonged to the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Ancient Landmarks Blue lodge.
Also surviving are the wife, Nelle [BOSWELL]; one daughter, Mrs. Carl GERDTS, Mooresville; another son, William BOSWELL, Louisville, Ky.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Last rites will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Flanner and Buchanan funeral home, 25 West Fall Creek boulevard, south drive, Indianapolis. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Howard Van Scoy
Howard Van SCOY, 76, Lakeland, Fla., a former resident of the Talma community, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at a nursing home in Hartford City.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Episcopal church in Salem Center, N.Y. Burial will be in the Salem Center cemetery. Final arrangements are in charge of the Haupert funeral home in Akron.
Mr. Van Scoy was born Oct. 24, 1885 in New York to William Harrison and Caroline PENNOYER Van SCOY. He resided in the Talma area for 10 yers.
He was a member of the Medinah Temple Shrine and other Masonic bodies, including Rochester chapter 90 of the F. & A.M.
Surviving are the widow, Emma Marie Van SCOY, hartford City; one daughter, Marie Elaine CADENHEAD, Key Largo, Fla.; one son, Howard Van SCOY, Albany, Ind., and two grandchildre.

Tuesday, November 21, 1961

Lulu B. Conner
Mrs. Lulu B. CONNER, 73, Akron, an Akron resident for 71 years, died at 4:47 p.m. Monday at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis, where she had been a patient since last Tuesday. Mrs. Conner had been seriously ill for three months.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Olive Branch Church of God, seven miles southeast of Akron, with the Rev. Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Conner was born Oct. 13, 1888, at Athens, Ga., to Monroe and Amanda WHITTENBERGER MORRIS. She was married Oct. 19, 1919 at Akron to Walter CONNER, who died in 1927. She was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God and the Olive Branch Mission Circle.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sara Jane) SUTTON, Macy; Mrs. George (Betty) DAWALT, R.R. 1, Roann; one son, Wayne [MORRIS], Lafayette; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Owen MALADY, South Bend, and Mrs. Clifford TILLETT, Michigan City; six brothers, Joe [MORRIS], Roann; Jim [MORRIS], Argos; Roy "Jack" MORRIS, Akron; Fred [MORRIS], Sarasota, Fla; Walter [MORRIS], Mishawaka, and Robert [MORRIS], Plymouth. One son, two sisters, one brother and the husband preceded in death.

Frank Neff
Frank NEFF, 89, died suddenly last week of a heart attack in Pateros, Wash., where he had resided the past 17 years. He formerly lived in the Burton community northwest of here.
Born in the Burton area May 15, 1872, he was the son of Jacob and Harriett WALTERS NEFF. He was married at New Palestine to Nellie LARRABEE, who died in May, 1961. Mr. Neff had visited relatives in this area last July.
He was a member of the Methodist church in Pateros and attended the Rochester Normal university. Surviving are two sons, John and George [NEFF], both of Pateros; a brother, Floyd NEFF, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Adda SANDERS, Akron; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, November 22, 1961

Lelia B. Burton
Mrs. Lelia B. BURTON, 62, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Burton had been seriously ill since Sunday.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fletchers Lake Methodist church with the Rev. Earl D. OWEN officiating. Burial will be in the Fletchers Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to services.
Mrs. Burton was born June 19, 1899 in Nebraska to Allie and Anna MILLER GAULT. She was married Feb. 21, 1917 in Fulton county to Fred BURTON, who survives. She was a member of the Fletchers Lake Methodist curch.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Lincoln [BURTON], R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Donald [BURTON], Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Alberta MASON, Phoenix, and Mrs. Lois Van METER, Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs. Verna FRY, Logansport, and Mrs. Lola ELLIS, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Robert GAULT, Battle Creek, Mich., and Elmer GAULT, Fort Wayne, and thirteen grandchildren. One daughter and one brother preceded in death.

Alice D. Miller
Mrs. Alice D. MILLER, 90, who moved from Akron to North Manchester 17 years ago, died at her rural route home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday after a serious illness of three days.
Born in Wabash county April 13, 1871, she was the daughter of Peter and Martha CHRISTNER. Her first marriage was to Mason H. GROGG, who died in 1941. Her second marriage was to Jacob H. MILLER, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dow LANDIS, Akron; a son, Forest GROGG, Rochester; three step-children, Russell MILLER, North Manchester; Mrs. Fred REPLOGLE, Chicago, and Mrs. Mary PULLEY, Everson, Wash.; seven gandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. A son, Therean GROGG, preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bender funeral home at North Manchester with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Gerald Wilhoit
Gerald WILHOIT, 55, Indianapolis, a native of Akron, died Tuesday morning. He was the son of the late William and Anna WILHOIT.
Survivors include two daughters, a son and two sisters, including Mrs. Cecil KUHN, a former Akron resident now living in South Bend.
Mr. Wilhoit was a druggist in Indianapolis for many years.
Burial will be in the Akron cemetery, but other funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Haupert funeral home in Akron may be contacted for futher information.

Mertie L. Good
Mrs. Mertie L. GOOD, 83, Leiters Ford, died at 6:45 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home here. Mrs. Good had been ill for two years.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Disko Methodist church with the Revs. Clyde TRUMBAUER and Roy FRENCH officiating. Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery three miles south of Silver Lake. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.
Mrs. Good was born July 18, 1878 in Wabash county to John and Emma HILEMAN GEARHART. She was married March 30, 1897 at Akron to Alonzo A. GOOD, who died in 1953. She had resided in Leiters Ford for eight years.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Artie FAWLEY, North Manchester; four sons, Carl [GOOD], North Manchester; Odel [GOOD], Leiters Ford; Charles Ray [GOOD], Akron, and Gilbert [GOOD], Leiters Ford; seventeen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Frank GEARHART, Akron, Guy GEARHART, Hubbard, Ore., and Ralph GEARHART, Silver Lake.

Friday, November 24, 1961

Ed Case
Ed CASE, 94, who owned the Case funeral home and a furniture store in Akron for many years, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Myer nursing home in Bremen. He had suffered a stroke two years ago.
Mr. Case had lived with a niece, Mrs. John WAKEMAN, in North Liberty for the last eight years. He had lived in Akron from 1909 until he moved to North Liberty.
Born near Disko July 12, 1867, he was the son of Dr. Augustus and Margaret KIESTER CASE. He was married in 1891 in Roann to Maggie SCHULER, who died in 1952.
Mr. Case was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the Pythian lodge and Akron Masonic lodge 659. He had taught the men's class of his church for many years.
Surviving besides Mrs. Wakeman are two other nieces and several cousins. A daughter, Mrs. Jeannett SOWERS, died in 1951.
There will be two funeral services. The first will be at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday in the Taber E.U.B. church near North Liberty. The second will be at 2 p.m Saturday in the Akron Methodist church with the Revs. Claude FAWNS and Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Roann cemetery.
Friends may call this evening at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron and from 1 - 2 p.m. Saturday at the Akron Methodist church.

George H. Wagner
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron for George H. WAGNER, 73, retired farmer, who died at 4:10 a.m. Thursday at his home seven miles south of Akron.
The Rev. Earl GINGERICH will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Wagner, who had been seriously ill for two months, was born at Monterey on July 16, 1888, the son of Anthony and Catherine CLELAND WAGNER. He had spent most of his life in the Gilead community and ws married in 1915 to Nellie TEEL who survives.
He was a member of the Gilead Methodist church, Modern Woodmen lodge and the Knights of Pythias.
Also surviving are a daughter, Marjorie [WAGNER], at home; one son, George [WAGNER], R.R. 2, Macy; two grandchildren and one brother, John [WAGNER], Logansport.

Saturday, November 25, 1961

Richard C. Richardson
Richard C. RICHARDSON, 84, Fulton, former minister of the Pilgrim Holiness church at Huntington, died at 10 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill one day.
Mr. Ricardson had lived in Fulton 12 years, moving from Royal Center, after his retirement from the ministry, he was a painter.
Born in Kentucky Nov. 17, 1877, he was the son of Van and Melinda MARTIN RICHARDSON. His first marriage was to Ida SMITH, who died in 1946. His second marriage was in 1947 to Emma HOOVER, who died in 1960.
Surviving are four stepsons, Ora HOOVER, California; Richard B. and Lowell R. HOOVER, both of North manchester, and George HOOVER, Kokomo; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Viola DOUGLAS, Royal Center, and Mrs. Inez GREGORY, Pulaski; a half-brother, Clifford BROWN, Hartford, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Lona WHITWORTH, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Farrell BROWN, Fulton.
Final rites will be at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. George BOSSARD officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest cemetery at Huntington. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, November 27, 1961

Rev. Richard H. Crowder
Dr. Richard H. CROWDER, former minister of Grace Methodist church here, died Saturday afternoon at his home in Mattoon, Ill, after an illness of three years.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the First Methodist church at Mattoon. Friends may call at th Mitchell-Jorden funeral home there. Surviving are two children, Prof. Richard CROWDER of Purdue university and Mrs. Harold GRONIGER, Mattoon.
Dr. Crowder served the local church from1925-28. He entered the ministry in 1894 and retired in 1939. He also seved Indiana churches at South Bend, Attica, Monticello, Terre Hauts, East Chicago, Argos, Brook and Lowell.
Patrick Oscar McLochlin
Patrick Oscar McLOCHLIN, 64, Kewanna, a lifetime resident of Fulton county, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. Born in Wayne township March 14, 1897, he was the son of John Robert and Mary HARRIGAN McLOCHLIN. He was married in St. Ann's church in Kewanna Jan. 26, 1921 to Ethel VANATA, who survives.
Also surviving ar a son, Francis [McLOCHLIN], Grass Creek; a daughter, Mrs. Madeline MYERS, Kewanna; four grandchildren; three brothers, Will [McLOCHLIN], Montrey; John [McLOCHLIN], Rochester, and Albert [McLOCHLIN], Star City; four sisters, Mrs. Cora HENDRICKSON, Kewanna; Mrs. Edith SCHEETZ, Lafayette, Mrs. Gertrude HOLLAND, Rochester, and Sister FABIANA, Michigan City. Four brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Ann's church with the Rev. Father Mathew DRENNAN officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gail Wert
Friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. Ira (Gail) WERT, 77, which occurred several weeks ago at the home of her daughter in Creston, British Columbia. She suffered a stroke some time before and never recoverd.
Ms. Wert was the former Gail ELLIOTT. Her husband, who preceded her in death, was in the shoe business here for years in the early part of the century. Both were from pioneer families of Rochester. She is survived by her daughter and a son, who lives in Florida. Burial was at Creston.

Tuesday, November 28, 1961

Lon Fenimore
Lon FENIMORE of Fort Wayne died in a hospital in that city this morning. Among several relatives living in Fulton county are three cousins of Rochester--Mrs. Lee SHARPE, Mrs. Mildred CULP and Don ROSS.

Wednesday, November 29, 1961

Eugene R. Brown
Eugene R. BROWN, 81, 400 West 13th street, died at 12:25 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for five weeks.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rochester E.U.B. church with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Brown was born Oct. 8, 1880 in Fulton county to James D. and Emmaline HARTMAN BROWN. He was married in 1904 in Rochester to Ella WINN, who survives. He lived in the Rochester area his entire life. He was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the widow are five daughters, Mrs. James (Fern) JACKSON and Mrs. Ruth KOCHENDERFER, both of Rochester; Mrs. Barton (Elsie) BALL, Plymouth; Mrs. Jack (Maxine) SIFFORD, Independence, Mo., and Mrs. Howard (Pauline) HILL, Gardena, Cal.; four sons, Robert and Fred [BROWN], both of Rochester; Orlo [BROWN], Plymouth, and Earl [BROWN], Reno, Nev.; one sister, Mrs. Ora CASTLE MOHLER, Rochester; one brother, Henry BROWN, Traverse City, Mich; sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Thursday, November 30, 1961 to Saturday, December 2, 1961

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Monday, December 4, 1961

George A. Swope
George A. SWOPE, 54, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for one week. He had been seriously ill one week following a heart attack.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday 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 in Akron after 1 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.
Mr. Swope was born Feb. 22, 1907 in Miami county to Henry and Alice TINSLEY SWOPE. He was married May 12, 1928 at Gilead to Alice LINEBRINK, who survives. Mr. Swope operated a service station and was a mechanic.
Surviving with the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Kathleen) DITTMAN, Akron; one son, Jack W. SWOPE, R.R. 5, Peru; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Hazel WITERCOTTON, Indianapolis; Mrs. Elston (Myrtle) MATHIAS, Peru, and Mrs. Paul (Hildred) MATHIAS, Peru; two brothers, John [SWOPE], Peru, and Fred [SWOPE], Warsaw. Preceding in death were one daughter, two brothers and two sisters.

Carl A. Hedstrand
Carl A. HEDSTRAND, 92, a native of Blekinge, Sweden, died at 11 a.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gilman Hedbig CARLSON, R.R. 6, Rochester, with whom he had lived the last six months.
Mr. Hedstrand had been ill for one week.
The son of Andreason and Elsa Mria HEDSTRAND, he was born Feb. 20, 1869 and came to Chicago in 1890. He was married there Dec. 15, 1894 to Hedbig PETTERSON, who died in 1932.
Mr. Hedstrand was a tailor by trade, retiring in 1932. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran church in Chicago.
Surviving besides Mrs. Carlson are two other daughters, Miss Mytle HEDSTRAND and Mrs. Floyd (Mardjorie) DOWELL, both of Chicago; a granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. A daughter and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. John's Lutheran church here with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetry, Chicago. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
The family has asked that remembrances be in the form of donations to the Ausutans Home for the Aged in Chicago.

Elmer L. Clabaugh
Final rites were conducted this afternoon for Elmer Leroy "Bud" CLABAUGH, 71, Fulton, who died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday in Logansport Memorial hospital, where he had been a patient since Oct. 31.
The Rev. Arthur TRUEX was in charge of services and burial was in the Fulton cemetery. The Ditmire-Davidson funeral home of Fulton was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Clabaugh was born in Fulton Dec. 20, 1890, the son of Milton and Ann EYTCHESON CLABAUGH, and rsided in Fulton all his life.
He was married Nov. 14, 1909 in Fulton county to Anna BARKER. He was a carpenter by trade and was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Priscilla CLEVENGER, Crown Point; a sister, Mrs. Estella NICKELS, Peru; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A brother preceded in death.

Emily Fay Swihart
Emily Fay SWIHART, 70, died this morning at 5:20 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of four years. She resided in Newcastle township with her daughter, Mrs. Kermit BIDDINGER.
Born Nov. 11, 1891, at Hoopeston, Ill., she was the daughter of A. D. and Louella KIRKPATRICK POENIX and had spent most of her life in Fulton county. Formerly a teacher at several county schools, she also served as court probation officer here. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church and the Pleasant Valley community club and graduated from Rochester Normal univesity.
Her first marriage was in 1910 to Otis EMMONS, who died in 1923. Her second marriage was in 1936 to David SWIHART, who died in 1949.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Kermit (Allene) BIDDINGER, R.R. 5, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Peter C. COLEMAN, South Bend; one bother, Russell POENIX, Grass Creek, and an aunt, Mrs. Mina DAVIS, Visalia, Cal.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Harry SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetry in Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m.

Russell Norris
Russell NORRIS, 91, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 3:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after he suffered a cerebral apoplexy stroke Thursday night. He was a lifetime resident of the Mentone vicinity.
A retired farmer, he was born in Newcastle township March 22, 1870 to Noah and Elizabeth ANDERSON NORRIS.
Mr. Norris' first marriage was April 11, 1895 to Lilly HARSH, who died in 1917. In 1918, he married Florence FOULK, who died in 1930. In 1933, he marrid Mrs. Ida BYBEE, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Daniel [NORRIS], R.R. 1, Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Arlene WALTERS, Mentone; six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mildred GOODMAN and Mrs. Earl ZENT, both R.R. 1, Mentone; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy FLORY, Lakeville, and a sister, Mrs. Howard BERKHEISER, Miami, Fla.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wdnesday in the Mentone Baptist church with the Rev. Erwin OLSON officiating, assisted by the Rev. John KREIG. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
Friends may call at the Johns funeral home in Mentone after 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.

Ada A. South
Mrs. Ada A. SOUTH, 77, Argos, former owner of the Argos newsstand, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday in Beatty Memorial hospital after an illness of thee years. She was a lifetime residet of the Argos community.
Born Sept. 14, 1884 in Green township, west of Argos, she was the daugher of Philip and Leah PONTIUS STAYTON. She was married Oct. 18, 1901 to Ed W. SOUTH, who died July 16, 1940.
Mrs. South was a member of the Argos Methodist church, the WSCS and the Argos Monday club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Patricia) MONEHEN, Argos, and two granddaughters. A son, Donald [SOUTH], died in 1912 at seven years of age.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Argos Methodist church with the Rev. Arthur A. SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.

Tuesday, December 5, 1961

Roscoe F. Daine
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in he Eikenberry funeral home at Peru for Roscoe F. DAINE, 58, R.R. 2, Macy, who died Monday at Dukes hospital in Peru after seven months' illness.
The Rev. Ralph DANIELSON will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Glenn, Mich., on Sept. 23, 1903, he was the son of L. E. and Alice McINTYRE DAINE.
Surviving are his mother, R.R. 2, Macy, two daughetrs, Mrs. Elmer HAGAN, Denver, and Mrs. Richard ZIMMERMAN, Utica, Mich.; a brother, Voyd [DAINE], Peru, and six grandchildren.

Harry J. Burdge
Harry J. BURDGE, 58, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 5:57 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Burdge had been seriously ill for four weeks following a heart attack.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday 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 in Akron after 1 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.
Mr. Burdge was born June 27, 1903 in White county to Elmer and Sarah DILTS BURDGE. He was married Jan. 12, 1929 at Warsaw to Zenofia AULT, who survives. He was a member of Akron Masonic Lodge 659. He had resided near Akron since 1921, moving there from White county.
Surviving with the widow are two daughtes, Mrs. Richard (Joan) DOUB, Norris, Tenn., and Mrs. Eldon (Mary Jane) BAKER, Montain View, Cal.; one son, Ross [BURDGE], a student at Purdue university; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Richard (Matha) FLACK, Roann and the father, R.R. 1, Akron. Preceding in death was one brother and the mother.

Tuesday, December 5, 1961 to Wednesday, December 6, 1961

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Thursday, December 7, 1961

Joseph P. Rumschlag
Joseph P. RUMSCHLAG, 74, 716 Madison street, died at 5 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for one week. Mr. Rumschlag had been ill for one week.
Mr. Rumschlag was born Oct. 1, 1887, in Decatur, Ind.. He had resided in Rochester for 30 years and at Hertha's boarding house for the last 17 years. For many years he worked as a pipeline employee.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Joe GEELS, Mrs. Clarence BROWN, Mrs. Clara WIRTZER and Mrs. Goldie RUSHLIE, all of Decatur; two brothers, Alfred and Bernart [RUMSCHLAG], both of Decatur.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Gilig and Doan funeral home in Decatur with Father SCHMITT officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph cemetery in Decatur. Friends may call at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here after 7 p.m. today until noon Friday.

Friday, December 8, 1961

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Saturday, December 9, 1961

Daisy Wolff
Mrs. Daisy WOLFF, 86, who had lived in Akron for 30 years, died at 5 a.m. today in the Pontius nursing home here. She had been ill four years and in serious condition five months.
Born April 29, 1875 in Bloomfield, Ia., she was the daughter of George and Martha McCLELLAND HENRY. She moved to Akron from St. Louis. She was married in 1898 in Kansas City, Mo., to Ernest WOLFF, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wolff was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the WSCS.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clair (Louise) MOORE, Akron; a son, Jack WOLFF, San Antonio, Texas; three grandchidlren; three great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Charles GRUNAGLE, El Segundo, Cal., and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Revs. William SHEWMAN and Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Monday, December 11, 1961

Rolland D. Newcomer
Rolland D. NEWCOMER, 48, 1420 College avenue, died at 2 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patiet one week. Death was due to paralysis. He had been ill six years.
A resident of Rocheter and Fulton county all his life, he was born in Leiters Ford Aug. 23, 1913, the son of Leroy and Dessie DURR NEWCOMER.
He was employed by the General Tire company in Wabash prior to the stroke of paralysis. He was a veteran of World War 2 and a member of the Rochester American Legion post.
Surviving are the mother, of Rocheter; two daughters, Mary Louise and Margaret Ann [NEWCOMER], of Rochester; a son, Ronnie D. [NEWCOMER], Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane THOMPSON, Akron; Mrs. Letha MERLEY and Mrs. Velma BUTTS, Rochester, and Mrs. Carol Jean WATSON, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Harold and Carl [NEWCOMER], Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH of the First Christian church officiating, assisted by the American Legion. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Mahlon O. Mentzer
Mahlon O. MENTZER, 84, Mentone, died of a heart ailment at 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 12 weeks.
A lifetime resident of Mentone, he was born in that community Oct. 6, 1877, the son of Samuel and Hannah SHATTO MENTZER. He had been a grocer in Mentone for 40 years.
Mr. Mentzer first married Minnie BLUE, who died in 1924. In 1925, he married his wife's sister, Anna [BLUE], who survives. He was a member of the Mentone Baptist church and the Mentone Lions club, was secretary of the Mentone Chamber of Commerce and was a 50-year Mason.
Surviving besides the widow are a son, James [MENTZER], Park Ridge, Ill.; three daughters, Annabel [MENTZER], at home; Rosalind [MENTZER], East Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Kenneth (Margaret) FOULKS, South Bend; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Bud COLE, Elkhart.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Mentone Baptist church with the Rev. Irvin OLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the Reed funeral home in Mentone until noon Tuesday and at the church until time of services.

Joseph S. Mackey
Final rites for Joseph S. MACKEY, 83, 1418 Franklin avenue, who died Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. James SCHUMACHER of the United Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Mackey, at one time owned a considerable portion of land in the southeast part of the city, including the site of Columbia elementary school, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Miller nursing home. He had been seriously ill 10 days.
He was born in Rochester, March 21, 1878, the son of William and Virginia Jane SINKS MACKEY. He was married April 9, 1930 in Peru to Bertha E. BLACKETOR, who died in Oct. 17, 1958.
Mr. Mackey was a retired farmer who had a small truck garden at his home.
Surviving are four cousins, Mrs. Mary HOFFMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Charlotta PALMER, Leiters Ford, Alf CARTER, Rochester, and Dr. Gleason C. MURPHY, Logansport, and a brother-in-law, Ross BLACKETOR, Fulton

Cleo E. Schultz
Mrs. Cleo E. SCHULTZ, 73, died this morning about 9:15 a.m. at the home of her son, Zeno SCHULTZ, south of Akron on R.R. 1, Akron.
Death followed injuries sustained in a fall two weeks ago at her home in Disko, where she had resided since 1952.
The Sheetz funeral home at Akron is in charge of final rites, which are incomplete.

Tuesday, December 12, 1961

Cleo E. Schultz
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron for Mrs. Cleo E. SCHULTZ, 73, who died at 9:25 a.m. Monday at the home of her son, Zeno SCHULTZ, south of Akron.
The Rev. Roy FRENCH will officiate and burial will be in the Friends cemetery at Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Schultz's sudden death was due to a coronary occlusion, according to Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, who investigated. She had been ill two weeks.
A resident of Disko, she was born Aug. 15, 1888, in Wabash county, the daughter of Zeno and Elizabeth PIERSON SHAMBAUGH. She was married Sept. 2, 1919, at Wabash, to William SCHULTZ, who died in 1957. Mrs. Schultz had moved to Disko in 1942 from Wabash and Urbana communities.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A. E. (Olive) HARSHBARGER, Bainbridge, and Mrs. Joseph (Marie) ROUSSEAU, Sr., Decatur; one son, Zeno [SCHULTZ], R.R. 1, Akron; sixteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and one brother, Reid SHAMBAUGH, Alhambra, Cal. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.

Hubert Paul Redman
Hubert Paul REDMAN, 61, 1326 1/2 Madison, died at 11:45 a.m. today in the office of a local physician. An employee of the McMahan Construction company for about 40 years, he had become ill at work. Death was due to a heart attack. The Foster & Good funeral home will be in charge of final rites.

Wednesday, December 13, 1961

Hubert Paul Redman
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Bright funeral home at Crawfordsville for Hubert Paul REDMAN, 61, 1326 1/2 Madison street. The Rev. Paul SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the Mace cemetery, six miles east of Crawfordsville.
Friends may call until 10 o'clock tonight at the Foster & Good funeral home here and after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bright funeral home.
Mr. Redman died at a local physician's office Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. from a heart attack. He had become ill while at work at the McMahan Construction comany, where he was employed as a mechanic for 40 years.
Born Oct. 5, 1900, in Illinois, he was the son of Anthony and Nellie REDMAN. His first marriage was to Ethel MELLINGER, who died in 1950. His second mariage was Oct. 9, 1960, to Mary MANNING, who survives.
Mr. Redman was a member of the Grace Methodist church here and was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving, besides the wife, are four daughters, Mrs. Harold BLIGAN and Mrs. David LITTLE, both of Indianapolis; Mrs. Donald MANNING, Kokomo, and Mrs. Edward HOWE, Beech Grove; two sons, Paul [REDMAN], Jamestown, and A-3C, David [REDMAN], Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.; twenty-two grandchildren; thee sisters, Mrs. Clara HOPP, California, Mrs. Mabel JORDAN, Bement, Ill., and Mrs. Opal MUSSON, Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.

Delia Mae Winters
Mrs. Delia Mae WINTERS, 39, 514 Jefferson street, died Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in Memorial hospital at South Bend after an illness of two months.
Funeral services will be at the Foster & Good funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert EDGELL of Knox officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Winters was born Jan. 19, 1922, at Winamac, the daughter of James and Edna BAUGH ROE. She was married to Paul WINTERS, who died in 1959. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Surviving are four children, Brian and John [WINTERS], both of Bethel college in New York, and Penny and Susie [WINTERS], at home; her mother, Mrs. Edna ROE, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Lee TRIBBETT, South Bend, and Mrs. Everett DAVIS, Rochester; six brothers, Robert, Rolland and Jack [ROE], all of Rochester; Henry [ROE], Star City; Francis [ROE], Winamac, and George [ROE], Homestead, Fla.

Thursday, December 14, 1961

Olive M. Thornburg
Mrs. Olive Myrtle THORNBURG, 79, died at 7:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stan PATCH, R.R. 1, Macy, with whom she had resided the last eight months.
Born June 28, 1882 in Creston, Wash., Mrs. Thornburg was the daughter of George and Myrtle APPERSON SIMONS. In 1900, she married Lee THORNBURG, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Thornburg moved to her daughter's home from Wolf Poit, Mont. She was a member of the Wolf Point Presbyterian church.
Surviving besides Mrs. Patch ar three other daughters, two sons, two brothers and two sisters.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Clayton funeral home in Wolf Point, where services are pending. Burial will be in the Circle (Mont.) cemetery.

Alva B. Colwell
Alva B. COLWELL, 87, retired Cass county carpenter, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gladys Marie WOODHOUSE, in Twelve Mile at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Colwell had been in failing health for six months.
Mr. Colwell married Flora Blanch CONRAD in Rochester, Dec. 25, 1900. She died March 8, 1943.
Surviving are one daughter, two sons, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one sister, one half-sister and two half-brothers.
Services will be at the McCain funeral home, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Harold Redel
Word was received today that Harold REDEL, Chicago, nephew of Arthur WILE of Rochester, died Wednesday afternoon in Chicago. Mr. Redel was a former resident of Rochester and once was a reporter for The News-Sentinel.

Friday, December 15, 1961

Nellie P. Newell
Mrs. Nellie P. NEWELL, 78, R.R. 1, Macy, died Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at her home following a six months' illness.
Born May 2, 1883, in Carroll county, she was the daughter of Alexander and Lucinda FELIX DUBES. She was married on Oct. 26, 1904, to Garfield W. NEWELL, who died in 1953.
Mrs. Newell was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are four sons, Everett [NEWELL], R.R. 1, Macy; Russell [NEWELL], Michigantown; Thomas [NEWELL], South Whitley; Lt. Commander Frederick NEWELL, in the U.S. Navy at Sunnyvale, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. Walter BAIRD, R.R. 6, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Zella REICHERT, Mulberry; two brothers, Clay DUBES, Tacoma, Wash., and Joe DUBES, Lafayette.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. Lynford ORR officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state one hour before services.

Saturday, December 16, 1961

S. Z. Pittinger
Final rites were conducted Friday morning for S. Z. PITTINGER, a former Rochester businessman who died Wednesday in Muncie. He was 82 years old.
Mr. Pittinger was co-owner of the M&M chain dime store in Rochester that was purchased by the Schultz Brothers company in 1930.
After the sale, he worked as a superintendent and then as a buyer in the Chicago office of Schultz Brothers. In 1948, he retired and moved to Muncie.

Rolla Bunch
Rolla BUNCH, 75, Argos, died at 10:45 p.m. Friday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an illness of four weeks. He had been a school teacher for 32 years.
Born in Polk township, Marshall county, Sept. 13, 1886, he was the son of Nathan and Jessie FORSYTHE BUNCH. He was married Nov. 30, 1912 to Lulu M. BECKNER. Mr. Bunch was a graduate of Tyner high school and attended Valparaiso university. He began teaching when he was 19.
Surviving are the wife, a brother, Clyde [BUNCH], Argos; two nieces and two nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in Buck cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Harley B. Kumler
Funeral sevices were held today at Mt. Pleasant, Mich., for [Harley Bright] KUMLER, 81, former Kewanna furniture dealer and mortician. Burial will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mr. Kumler, who died at Mt. Pleasant Wednesday, was a former Fulton county treasurer and later was associated with the Barnes Construction company of Logansport. He was dicket agent for a bus line at Mt. Pleasant.
Surviving are the wife, [Mary Belle (WILSON) KUMLER], at home; four daughters and one son and one brother, Roy KUMLER, Kewanna.

Monday, December 18, 1961

Velma A. Wilson
Mrs. Velma Annis WILSON, 66, mother of Mrs. Mildred JONES, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at her home in Lucerne at 4:45 p.m. Sunday after a long illness.
Mrs. Wilson was born May 6, 1895 in Martin county to Andrew J. and Lydia H. FISHER GILLEY. On July 26, 1914 at Loogootee she married Fred WILSON.
She had spent the past 25 years as a resident of Lucerne. She was a member of the Lucerne Christian church.
Surviving are the husband; Mrs. Jones; six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
Friends may call at the Harrison fneral home in Royal Center. The first service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Garden chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gene SELLERS presiding.
The second service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Christian church in Loogootee. Burial will be in the Goodwill cemetery at Loogootee.

Clayton Keys
Funeral services for Clayton KEYS, Ambia, brother of William KEYS of Rochester, will be Tuesday, in Hoopston, Ill. Mr. Keys died Thursday in Palmetto, Fla., where he was spending the winter. He had visited in Rochester many times.

Mazie Smith
Funeral services and burial will be in Roseburg, Ore., for Mrs. Mazie SMITH, 65, former Rochester resident, who died Friday at Roseburg.
The former Marie DAVIS of Rochester, graduated from Rochester high school in 1914 and had lived in Roseburg for the past 25 years. She and her husband, George [SMITH], operated a hotel there before his death in 1958.
Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Major ZIMMERMAN, and a nephew, Everette DAVIS, both of Rochester.

Tuesday, December 19, 1961

Sidney R. Sadler, Sr.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Sidney R. SADLER, Sr., 68, Grass Creek area farmer, who died at 5 p.m. Monday in Logansport's Memorial hospital. He had been seriously ill the past eight weeks.
The Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER will officite at the rites and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Sept. 25, 1893, in Grass Creek, he was the son of Criswell and Mary PARRISH SADLER.
Surviving are thw wife, Florence [SADLER]; two sons, Edward B. [SADLER] and Sidney R. [SADLER], Jr., both of Logansport; one daughter, Mrs. Kay GIBSON, Los Angeles; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ted [SADLER], Grass Creek, and Elvin [SADLER], Onward, and one sister, Mrs. Josephine MANGOLD, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Curtis Riner
Funeral services for Curtis RINER, 58, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Reed funeral home in Mentone.
Mr. Riner, a lifetime resident of Mentone, died suddenly Sunday evening in a Warsaw hospital. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Survivors include the widow; three sons, Jack, Kent and Kay [RINER]; the mother, Mrs. Nellie RINER; a brother, Kenneth RINER, all of Mentone, and a sister, Mrs. Donald BAUM of Warsaw. Dale, Alden and Everett LICHTENWALTER, Rochester, are cousins of Mr. Riner.

Wednesday, December 20, 1961

John Ergenbright
John ERGENBRIGHT, 92, died at 7:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Ergenbright, who had been ill for the past four months, had been a patient at the hospital since Sept. 11.
Mr. Ergenbright made his home with a son, Max ERGENBRIGHT, R.R. 5, Rochester. He had lived in the Talma community for the past two years after moving from Lafayette where he spent most of his life. He was born Sept. 6, 1868 in Coffeeville, Kan., to Benjamin and Frances SMITH ERGENBRIGHT.
Mr. Ergenbright was married to Katie GROVER at Lafayette in 1898. She died in 1955.
He was a graduate of DePauw university and taught school in Tippecanoe county for many years. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist church in Lafayette. Surviving are a son, Max ERGENBRIGHT, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Gilbert (Kathryn) BLOOM, Refuge Cove, British Columbia, Canada; a sister, Mrs. Leo NERSON, Los Angeles, Cal. His wife, three brothers, four sisters and one daughter preceded in death.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at the Grandview cemetery in West Lafayette with the Rev. Earl HEIMBERGER, retired minister of the Lafayette Mt. Zion church, officiating.

Thursday, December 21, 1961

John Ergenbright
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grandview cemetery in West Lafayette for John ERGENBRIGHT, 93, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.

Ruth L. Coleman
Funeral rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru for Mrs. Ruth Lucille COLEMAN, 53, Peru, who died Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital here after a long illness.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, six grandchildren and one sister. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, December 22, 1961 to Saturday, December 23, 1961

[no obits]

Monday, December 25, 1961

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, December 26, 1961 to Wednesday, December 27, 1961

[no obits]

Thursday, December 28, 1961

Joseph C. Swain
Joseph C. SWAIN, 76, Akron, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Veterans hospital at Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for several months. Mr. Swain had been in failing health for the past several years.
He was born May 31, 1885 in Fort Wayne to George and Mary LOCKLAND SWAIN. He was a member of the Akron American Legion and the Disabled Veterans Association. Survivors are one step-brother, Adolph BAGDON of Akron and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday until the time of the service.

Friday, December 29, 1961

George Newhouse
George NEWHOUSE, a resident of the Silver Lake community for 61 years, died at the age of 87 at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Parrott nursing home in Wabash. His widow is a patient at the same nursing home.
Born Aug. 22, 1874 in Muncie, he was the son of Asbery and Martha RECTOR NEWHOUSE. He was married to Hazel OLDFATHER in 1913. Mr. Newhouse was a retired contractor. He lived on R.R. 1, Silver Lake. He was ill two years prior to his death.
Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Aileen) UPSON, Los Angeles, Cal.; two sons, Haden [NEWHOUSE], Silver Lake, and Charles [NEWHOUSE], Springfield, Ill.; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Orpha JAMESON, Long Beach, Cal. A brother and a grandchild preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the South Pleasant Methodist church with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS of Akron officiating. Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Saturday and until noon Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Saturday, December 30, 1961

Wilnettie Alderfer
Mrs. Wilnettie ALDERFER, 87, a resident of the Grandview community, died suddenly of a heart attack at 1 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home.
A lifetime resident of Richland township, she was born Dec. 24, 1874 to Samuel and Caroline RANNELS McCLURE. She was married in 1894 in Fulton county to Clinton L. ALDERFER, who died may 29, 1959.
Surviving are five daghters, Mrs. Earl (Glenn) HARTMAN; Mrs. Harry (Florence) MORRIS, Mrs. Dean (Mabel) ARMEY and Mrs. Luetta MARTENS, all of South Bend, and Mrs. Walter (Edith) CLEVENGER, Rochester; five sons, Lee [ALDERFER], Argos; Carl [ALDERFER], Tippecanoe; Vern [ALDERFER[, Mishawaka, and Ralph and Lester [ALDERFER], Rochester; thirty-two grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. An infant daughter, Margarete [ALDERFER], and another daughter, Mrs. Alta Fern HIATT, preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where friends may call after noon Sunday.

Tillie Zutra
Mrs. Tillie ZUTRA, 66, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at her home of a heart attack at 9:30 p.m. Friday. She was a native of Lithuwania and was born Feb. 2, 1895.
Mrs. Zutra was married in Chicago to Joseph ZUTRA. They moved to Fulton county four years ago from Chicago. Surviving besides the husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Albina KOVACK, Chicago; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lillian MASON, Fulton, and two grandchildren.
The body will be removed from the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton to the Ridikas funeral home in Chicago. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.