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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1962

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1962

Tuesday, January 2, 1962

Fred L. Rannells
Fred L. RANNELLS, 81, 1307 Wabash avenue, died Monday at 2:15 a.m. after an illness of four years.
Born May 29, 1880, in Peru, he was the son of Daniel and Minerva FINLEY RANNELLS and had resided in Rochester for the past seven years. He formerly lived in Plmouth and Peru.
His marriage was at Peru in 1903 to Emma CLIFTON, who survives. Mr. Rannells was a barber by profession, retiring from that work in 1959. He was a member of the First Christian church and the Eagles lodge in Plymouth, and had served as Plymouth city clerk from 1921-28.
Also surviving are three daughters, Miss Bernice RANNELLS, administrator of Woodlawn hospital; Mrs. Miles (Mary) LISTENFELT, Mexico, Ind., and Mrs. Luciann (Louise) PEAN, Calla, Columbia, South America; one son, Louis [RANNELLS], Indianapolis, and four grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Funeral services have been set tentatively for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James RHINE of Mexico oficiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Molly Southard
Last rites were conducted this afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Molly ORNSBEE SOUTHARD, 89, Tiosa, who died Saturday at 7:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted earlier in the day.
The Rev. Amos MAST of Tiosa officiated at the rites and burial was in the Sand Hill cemetry in Richland township.
Mrs. Southard, who had been a patient at the Miller nursing home for two weeks, was born Aug. 16, 1872, in Fulton county and lived most of her life here. She attended the First Brethren church in Tiosa.
Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Marie BARKLEY, South Bend, and Mrs. Marguerite TOWE, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Sadie Forsythe
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home here for Mrs. Sadie FORSYTHE, 81, 501 East Sixth street, who died Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. Ill for the past four years, she had been a hospital patient for one week.
Mrs. Forsythe was a registered nurse.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER of Tippecanoe officiated at the services and burial was in the Brethren cemetery southeast of Argos.
Mrs. Forsythe was born in New York City on July 5, 1880, and had spent most of her life in Marshall and Fulton counties. She moved to Rochester from Tiosa four years ago.
Her marriage was in Plymouth on July 19, 1929, to George FORSYTHE, who survives. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Alta FALKENBERG, Toledo, O.

Wilnettie Alderfer
Funeral services were conducted this afteroon at the Richland Center Methodist church for Mrs. Clinton (Wilnettie) ALDERFER, 87, who died of a heart attack at 1 a.m. Saturday in the Miller nursing home here.
The Rev. Roman MILLER of Dowagiac, Mich., officiated at the rites and burial was in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Grossman funeral home of Argos was in charge of the service.
Mrs. Alderfer had been a lifetime resident of Richland township.

Lee Moore
Funeral services for Lee MOORE, 81, former two-term Fulton county recorder, were conducted Monday afternoon in the Grace Methodist church. Mr. Moore died at his home, 1115 Madison street, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday after a long illness.
Dr. Thomas L. STOVALL, former Grace pastor here, was in charge of the last rites and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Foster & Good funeral home supervised the arrangements.
Born July 4, 1889, Mr. Moore had spent most of his life in Fulton county. A Republican, he served as recorder of the county from 1943-51. He also was employed 33 years by the Miller hardware store in Akron and in later years had operated an office furniture business from his home.
A member of the Grace Methodist church, he was married Oct. 23, 1897, in Culver, to Cora ZECHIEL, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Zelda BELL, Rochester, and Mrs. Harold NELSON, Mentone; two sons, William G. MOORE, Sacramento, Cal., and N. Clair MOORE, Akron; ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

John W. Felder
John W. FELDER, 87, native of Rochester, died at 9:20 a.m. Saturday at his home in San Mateo, Cal.
Born July 15, 1874, in Rochester, he was the son of Louis and Wilhelmina ZINGENIZER FELDER. He was married May 21, 1928, in Rochester, to Lola EBER HAGER, who survives.
Mr. Felder taught school in Fulton county as a young man but had spent most of his life as a businessman in California and in Alaska.
Besides the wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lola TAYLOR, Hollywood, Cal., and Mrs. Marguerite HOLLAND, Torrence, Cal.; one son, John FELDER, Jr., Torrence, Cal.; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one half-sister, Mrs. Sophia GORDON, Rochester.
Graveside funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, with the Rev. James SCHMACHER officiating. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 9 a.m. Friday.

Harvey L. Horner
Last rites were held today in Indianapolis for Harvey L. HORNER, 69, former Rochester resident, who died Saturday in Methodist hospital in Indianapolis. Burial was in the Washington Park East cemetery in that city.
Mr. Horner resided at 814 North Bosart avenue in Indianapolis.
A native of Hammond, Mr. Horner was a graduate of the former Rochester Normal university and spent 46 years as a telegraph operator for the Erie and Nickel Plate railroads and for Western Union. His first telegraphy job was at Germany Station, five miles west of Roochester.
When he retired in 1958, Mr. Horner was night operations supervisor for Western Union's Indianapolis office.
Surviving are the wife, Jessie [HORNER]; two daughters, Miss Evelyn HORNER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Virginia O'BRIEN, Dayton, O.; two brothers, Charles and Gerald [HORNER], both of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Golda WORKMAN, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Georgia LOUGH, Knox, and three grandchildren.

Margaret Wolf
Mrs. Margaret WOLF, 39, Argos, died of pneumonia in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth, Sunday. She had been ill for the past four weeks.
Mrs. Wolf, who had spent her entire life in the Argos community, was born in Argos, Dec. 3, 1922 to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald PARKHURST. She was married Dec. 26, 1941 to George WOLF, who survives.
Mrs. Wolf had been patrol lady for the Argos Community schools for the past several years. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church and the WSCS.
Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, Marjorie [WOLF], at home, and the parents.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Argos Methodist church with the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in the Old Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. this evening. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before service.

Ora Bussert
Funeral services will be Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Ora BUSSERT, 73, former local resident who died Saturday at Athens, Wis. The Rev. Ermil NORMAN will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Bussert rsided for many years on a farm west of Rochester and moved four years ago to Wisconsin. He had been an invalid 14 years.
Born May 25, 1888, in Fulton county, he had spent all of his life her until moving to Wisconsin. His parents were Albert and Anna CORRELL BUSSERT.
Surviving are the wife, the former Mary Gertrude DuBOIS; one son, Luther BUSSERT, Athens, Wis., and one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Betty) NEWCOMB, 627 West Sixth street.

Gordon C. Murphy
Gordon C. MURPHY, 53, R.R. 1, Denver, who operated the Dairy Queen frozen custard stand in Rochester last summer, died at his home at 9:05 a.m. Sunday of a heart attack. He suffered the attack at his home Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Murphy was a lifetime resident of the Chili and Denver communities. He is survived by his wife, father, two sons and two brothers.
Services were conducted this afternoon at the Chili Methodist church. The McCain funeral home was in charge.

Wednesday, January 3, 1962

Melvin Clark
Melvin CLARK, 63, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 4:30 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital at Fort Wayne, where he was a patient for eight days. He had been ill one year and seriously ill eight days.
A farmer, Mr. Clark spent most of his life in the Akron community.
He was born in Kosciusko county Feb. 12, 1898, to Del and Maude JEFFERY CLARK. His marriage to Mildred SMOKER was on March 13, 1926 in Rochester. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are the wife; three daughers, Mrs. Fred (Betty Lou) ROHRER, North Miami Beach, Floa.; Mrs. Fred (Mary Ann) HEISER, Fort Wayne, and Mrs Larry (Donna) WAHLIG, Akron; a son, Robert [CLARK], Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; the father, of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Cecil (Pauline) SHOEMAKER, Macy, and two brothers, George and Everett [CLARK], Akron.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday and at the church one hour before services.

Geneva L. Wolfe
Mrs. Geneva Leona WOLFE, 80, a resident of the Rochester nursing home for 15 years, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient one week. She had been in failing health for 18 years.
Except for three years in South Bend, Mrs. Wolfe had spent her lifetime in Fulton county. She was born in Delong Aug. 9, 1881, to Isaac and Ellen HEETER GRAY. She was married July 31, 1913 to Leslie E. WOLFE, who died March 29, 1935.
Mrs. Wolfe was a member of the Methodist church at Delong.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Clifford ALBER, Lucerne; two nephews, Paul WALTERS, Rochester, and Raymond WALTERS, South Bend, and four great-nieces and great-nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 4, 1962

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Friday, January 5, 1962

Allen Fenstermaker
Allen FENSTERMAKER, 26, Chicago Heights, Ill., the son of former Rochester residents, died Wednesday of carbon monoxide poisoning, it was learned today.
He was the son of Harold and Isabell FARRY FENSTERMAKER, who survive with a brother, Ned [FENSTERMAKER], all of Chicago Heights.
Among other survivors are an aunt, Mrs. Lulah BLUE, Rochester, and cousin, Mrs. Ralph HELT, Rochestr. Mr. Fenstermaker was a nephew of the late Creamer FARRY of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Denver and Koeling funeral home in Chicago Heights.

Marie Lindemann
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Marie LINDEMANN, 65, who lived one-half mile east of Delong.
Mrs. Lindemann died Dec. 28 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Robert A. TWENTE, Indianapolis. Final rites and burial were Tuesday.
The widow of Carl L. LINDEMANN, Mrs. Lindemann moved to Aubbeenaubbee township 11 years ago.

Saturday, January 6, 1962

Louretta Skidmore
Mrs. Louretta SKIDMORE, 92, died at the home of her son, Albert [SKIDMORE], on the north shore of Lake Manitou at 9:30 a.m. today.
A native of Powell county, Ky., she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia MELTON, Rochester, and Mrs. Etta HALL, Stanton, Ky., in addition to the son.
Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home here.

Monday, January 8, 1962

Louretta Skidmore
Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Louretta SKIDMORE, 93, who died Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the home of her son, Albert SKIDMORE, R.R. 2, Rochester.
The Rev. Graham MARSH officiated at the rites and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Mrs. Skidmore, who resided with her son, had been ill for the past four weeks.
Born in Powell county, Ky., on Dec. 18, 1868, she had lived in this community since 1923. She was married in Bowen, Ky., to Curtis SKIDMORE, who died in 1940.
Mrs. Skidmore was a member of the First Christian church and the Reiter community club.
Surviving, besides the son, are two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia MELTON, Rochester and Mrs. Etta HALL, Stanton, Ky.; one sister, Mrs. Emma GOLUB, Seattle; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Joseph V. King
Joseph V. KING, 61, 813 Pontiac street, died at 8:05 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient six weeks. He had been ill one year.
Born Feb. 9, 1900, in St. Elmo, Ill., he was the son of Joseph Vincent and Anna NEWMAN KING. He formerly lived in Rochester, moved to Decatur, Ill., and returned to this city in 1943. His marriage was April 12, 1922, in Rochester, to Blanche RANS, who survives.
Mr. King retired in 1960 after 38 years as a supervisory auditor for the U.S. government. His last assignment in this work was with the Bendix plant in Mishawaka.
He was a member of the First Baptist church, American Legion, Moose and Masonic lodges and was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. DeVerl (Betty) BECKER, Rochester, and Mrs. James (Linda) ALLEN, Knox; two sons, Jack H. KING, Prattville, Ala., and Kirk R. KING, a student at Ball State Teachers college; five grandchildren; three brothers, Roy W. KING, Escondida, Cal.; Kenneth N. KING, Hayden Lake, Ida., and Oris KING, Chicago; and one sister, Mrs. James (Gladys) REEDY, Santa Susanns, Cal. One son, Joseph [KING], Jr., and one brother, Milo S. KING, preceded him in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James L. RHOADS officiating, assisted by the American Legion. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be made by friends to the charity of their choice.

Tuesday, January 9, 1962

Lucille Redinger
Services will be conducted at the McHatton fneral home in Warsaw at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for Mrs. Lucille REDINGER, 57, R.R. 1, Warsaw, who died at 3:15 a.m. Monday.
Mrs. Redinger, sister of Mrs. Arthur (Ruth) DURKES, Rochester, and Mrs. Edward (June) POLLEY, Macy, had been ill for the past four years.
She was born June 14, 1904 in Walnut, Ind., to Clayton and Loella ALDERFER FLETCHER. She was married April 7, 1928 to Harley O. REDINGER, who survives.
Mrs. Redinger had been a resident of Warsaw for the past 34 years, moving from Walnut. She was a member of the First Brethren church of Warsaw.
Surviving besides the husband and two sisters are two other sisters at Argos, Mrs. Edward (Evadine) DAVIS and Mrs. Donald (Erma) O'DELL.
The Rev. C. Y. GILMER of Warsaw will be in charge of services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry at Richland Center. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of services.

Frances Edwards
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Miss Frances EDWARDS, 69, who died suddenly Monday morning in Ithaca, N.Y. Miss Edwards was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. EDWARDS. Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Ray MILLS of the Grace Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 10, 1962

Emma White
Mrs. Emma WHITE, 72, 544 East Eighth street, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted four hours earlier.
She had lived in Rochester since moving here 50 years ago from South Bend.
Born in Round county, Ky., Aug. 28, 1889, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary IANK WALLERS. Her first marriage was to John GULLEY, who died May 3, 1927, and her second was to Henry WHITE on Sept. 15, 1944.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Thelma) KUMLER, Rochester; a son, William GULLEY, Battle Creek, Mich.; three grandsons; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Meda WHITE, Walkerton; a brother, Leslie WALLERS, Marion; two nieces and one nephew.
Final rites will be at 3p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good 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 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, January 11, 1962

Ruth Bailey
Mrs. Ruth BAILEY, 46, Tippecanoe, died of cancer at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill four years.
Born in Fulton county July 2, 1915, she was the daughter of David and Mollie DREW SWIHART. She had lived in Tippecanoe since her marriage to Clifton BAILEY Nov. 25, 1938. She was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Fred and Douglas [BAILEY], and one daughter, Julia [BAILEY], all at home, and a brother, Melvin SWIHART, Kokomo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. Elmer EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today.

Claude R. Booker
Claude R. BOOKER, 63, Plymouth, father of Mrs. Robert (Juanita) WAGONER of Rochester, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in his home of a heart attack. He had been in failing health eight years.
Surviving besides Mrs. Wagoner are the widow, another daughter, a brother and ten grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Church of the Nazarene in Plymouth and burial will be in the Mount Pleasant cemetery northeast of Inwood. Friends may call at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth after 7 p.m. today and at the church one hour before services.

Friday, January 12, 1962

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Saturday, January 13, 1962

Clyde E. Scott
Clyde E. SCOTT, 73, Winamac, died at his home Friday afternoon.
Among the survivors are a daughter, Miss Lova SCOTT, and a son, Clyde SCOTT, Jr., both of Rochester, and another son, Robert [SCOTT], Fulton.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac with the Rev. C. D. BARRINGER officiating. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery.

Monday, January 15, 1962

Stewart J. Beeney
Stewart J. BEENEY, 80, Akron, died about 8:30 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home.
The body has been taken to the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, where funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of a son.

Rose Walker
Graveside services will be held in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here Thursday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Rose Florence CLOUSE WALKER, 99, former Rochester resident who died Sunday morning in Ashland, O.
Mrs. Walker was the widow of Charles L. WALKER, who died in 1935. She was born Nov. 5, 1862, in Rochester, and her only immediate survivor is one grandson, James E. WALKER, Charlottesville, Va.
Carrie ROSS of Plymouth Christian Science reader, will be in charge of the graveside services.

Lyman W. Goss
Word has been received here of the death of Lyman Wesley GOSS, 88, at his home in Ontario, Cal. A native of Rochester, Mr. Goss was a retired minister.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel GOSS, Mr. Goss was born in the Salem community southwest of Rochester and left here as a young man to reside in the state of Washington. For many years, he lived at Issaquah, Wash., moving to Ontario two years ago.
Surviving are two daughters, two sons, one also a minister; fifteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Ira D. GOSS of Rochester is a cousin.

Tuesday, January 16, 1962

George Wooster
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Glant funeral home at Bremen for George WOOSTER, 71, Rochester, who died Sunday morning in Woodlawn hospital here.
A former resident of Bremen, he was a retired employee of the Bremen Gray Iron Foundry. His wife, the former Dora GRUNAWALT, died in 1959. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Emma MITCHELL, Auburn; Mrs. Bernice KING, Garrett, and Mrs. Viola FEE, Coldwater, Mich.
Friends may call at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery.

Pearl Musselman
Mrs. Pearl MUSSELMAN, 74, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, a Fulton county native, died at11:35 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill one week.
Born Nov. 8, 1887, she was the daughter of Omer and Mary Martha WARNER VANATA. She was married Jan. 14, 1908 to John MUSSELMAN. She had spent most of her life in the Twelve Mile community.
Surviving are the husband; seven daughters, the Mesdames Florrie RUSH, Tressie TOWNE, Dorothy RUSH and Elsie RUSH, all of Rochester; Mrs. Evelyn ELLINGER, Macy; Mrs. Ethel RHOADES, Logansport, and Mrs. Gertrude TOWNSEND, Twelve Mile; five sons, Roy [MUSSELMAN], Logansport; Ralph and Wayne [MUSSELMAN], Twelve Mile, Richard and Leonard [MUSSELMAN], at home; a brother, Guy BOOKS, Rochester; twenty-two grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Davidson chapel in Fulton with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Roscoe J. McQuiston
Roscoe J. McQUISTON, 70, Disko, died at 3:10 p.m. Monday in Beatty Memorial hospital, Westville, after an illness of seven years. He had retired from the Erie railroad in 1953.
Born in Kokomo June 5, 1891, he was the son of William and Eva McWILLIAMS McQUISTON. He had lived in the Disko and Rochester vicinities for 30 years.
His marriage was in 1912 at Kokomo to Lena MOORE, who survives. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Employees.
Surviving with the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Eileen) GEARHART, Disko; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Russell and Lewis [McQUISTON], Kokomo, and Ted [McQUISTON], Colorado; two sisters, Mrs. Mable JOHNSON, Arkansas, and Mrs. Marie WALDON, Kansas. four half-brothers, and two half-sisters.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz fneral home at Akron with the Rev. Roy FRENCH officiating. Burial will be in the Albright cemetry at Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Stewart J. Beeney
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron for Stewart J. BEENEY, 81, who died of a heart attack at the Miller nursing home here at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
Mr. Beeney, a retired farmer, had been a patient at Woodlawn hospital for one week before being moved to the nursing home Saturday. He had been ill for the past three weeks.
Mr. Beeney was born Feb. 14, 1881, in Palasade, Neb., to James and Mary HARMON BEENEY. He lived in the Disko community for the past 30 years. He also had lived in Silver Lake and Huntington.
He was married to Oda YOCUM May 12, 1905 in Oneal, Neb. Mrs. Beeney died in 1951.
Surviving ar two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Fay) HINES, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Kenneth (Viola) BRIGHT, Akron; two sons, Alfred L. [BEENEY], Disko, and James E. [BEENEY], St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Two brothers and three sisters prceded in death.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, January 17, 1962

Albert Baker
Albert BAKER, 67, Leiters Ford, died today at 11:15 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for about three months. Services are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

Edward Lee Fishback
Edward Lee "Ed" FISHBACK, 76, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 4 a.m. today at his residence in the Millark neighborhood, where he had lived for the last 45 years. He was ill with a heart condition for four years and seriously ill for one week.
Born in Rush county Sept. 20, 1885, he was the son of James M. and Nancy BARTON FISHBACK. He had lived in Denver, Ind., and in Tipton county before moving to Millark.
He was married Sept. 2, 1916 in Rochester to Florence Ethel POWELL. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Rochester.
Surviving with the widow are a son, Louis [FISHBACK], Logansport; a granddaughter, June [FISHBACK]; two brothers, John and Frank [FISHBACK], Tipton, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in th Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Thursday, January 18, 1962

Albert R. Baker
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Albert R. BAKER, 67, Leiters Ford, who died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Baker had been a patient at the hospital for the last three months and ill for the past year. He was born March 20, 1894 in Harrison county and spent the majority of his life in Fulton county. His parents were Conrad and Julia BAKER.
Survivors are three brothers, William [BAKER], of Rochester, Harvey [BAKER] of Wyandotte, Ind., and Ollie [BAKER], of DePauw, Ind.; one sister, Zula GREEN, Corydon, and severl nieces and nephews. Two sisters preceded in death.
The Rev. Theodore ROBERTS of the Leiters Ford Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.

Friday, January 19, 1962

Earl W. Reed
Funeral services for Earl W. REED, 74, R.R. 2, Argos, who died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, will be in the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Reed had been ill several years and had been a patient in the hospital for the past 10 days. He was born Sept. 13, 1887 at Frankfort. He had lived in the Argos community 25 years, moving there from Richland Center. He had lived in Florida several years, also.
The son of William and Emma REED, Mr. Reed was first married in Frankfort to Edith M. JONES, who died in 1923. His second marriage was to Clara ANDREWS in 1924.
Mr. Reed, a former interior decorator, was a member of the Frankfort Baptist church.
He is survived by the widow, Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Catherine) DAVISSON, Rochester, Mrs. Leonard (Caroline) DICKSON, Plymouth; two sons, Robert [REED], Lima, O., and Charles [REED], Toledo, O.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Otis (Mary) KINDER, Frankfort; one step-son, Von ANDREWS, Argos; one foster-daughter, Mrs. Harry (LaVera) YENNA, Alexandria, La.; one sister, Mrs. James HARMAN, Kokomo; twenty-five grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The Rev. Fred CROWN, Jr., of the Argos Baptist church will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Leah Kumler
Mrs. Leah KUMLER, 49, Columbus, O., twin sister of Mrs. Ray (Cleo) GLASS of Rochester, died about 3:30 p.m. Thursday at her home. She had lived in Columbus for about 26 years, following her marriage to Joseph KUMLER of Grass Creek.
Mrs. Kumler was born in Rochester Jan. 30, 1912, the daughter of Solomon and Rosella KEEL.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Glass, are the husband; two sons, Edward W. [KUMLER], Columbus, and Philip [KUMLER], at home; a grandchild; a brother, Myron O. KEEL, Chicago, and an aunt, Mrs. Bess CUMMINGS, Rochester. A brother, Byron [KEEL], and the parents preceded in death. Funeral arrangements are pending in Columbus.

Hugh Rogers
Hugh ROGERS, 55, brother of Lester ROGERS of Rochester, died of a stroke in San Diego, Cal., at 9 p.m. Thursday after an illness of three years.
Mr. Rogers, a former worker on the Rochester street department, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leonidas ROGERS. He moved from Fulton county in 1944 to California.
Surviving besides Lester Rogers are the widow, the former Marjorie FRETZ of Rochester; one son, Jim [ROGERS], at home; two brothers, Don and Howard [ROGERS], San Diego, and one sister, Mrs. John (Louise) GRIMES, LaMesa, Cal.
Funeral services will be Monday in California.

Saturday, January 20, 1962

Calvin M. Reed
Calvin M. REED, 82, Culver, a native of Fulton, died Friday afternoon in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an illness of one year.
Mr. Reed moved to Culver 25 years ago from Logansport. He had operated a taxi business and worked at Culver Military Academy before retiring 20 years ago.
Born March 13, 1879, Mr. Reed was a graduate of Rochester Normal university. His wife, Tressie Eunice [REED], died in 1953.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth FISHER, Pittsburgh, Pa.; two sons, Ora [REED], Culver, and Cecil [REED], Louisville, Ky.; eleven grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Freida BURNS, died Aug. 4, 1961.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Easterday funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Kendall SANDS officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Helen Wentzel
Mrs. Helen WENTZEL, 43, former Akron resident, died early this morning in Decatur.
Born in Disko on March 10, 1918, she was the daughter of Emerson and Marjorie WHEATLEY McCOLLEY of Akron. Her mother, of Akron, survives along with four daughters.
Final rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron, where friends may call.

Martha Kochenderfer
Mrs. Martha Van TRUMP KOCHENDERFER, 45, 1006 Jackson boulevard, died Friday shortly before midnight in Memorial hospital at South Bend, where she had been a patient 13 days. Mrs. Kochenderfer underwent surgery Tuesday after suffering a ruptured cranial aneurysm at her home two weeks ago.
Born March 31, 1916, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Floyd "Pete" and Elizabeth "Bess" BOWERS Van TRUMP. Mrs. Kochenderfer had spent her entire life in Rochester, graduating from Rochester high school in 1934.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was married April 26, 1941, at the First Presbyterian church in Columbus, Ind., by the Rev. Harold TURPIN, to Charles E. KOCHENDERFER, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Mark [KOCHENDERFER], a sophomore at Rochester high school; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Van TRUMP, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. E. R. (Elizabeth) LICHTENWALTER, Rochester, and Mrs. William (Ann) BURR, Cleveland, O.; an uncle, Carl Van TRUMP, Rochester, and a nephew, Pieter BURR, Cleveland. Her father preceded her in death in 1956.
A private prayer service will be held for the family at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. No calling hours are scheduled. The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be made in the form desired by friends.

Ellen Farnsworth
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Ellen FARNSWORTH, Olympia, Wash., mother of Leon LUNSFORD, R.R. 1, Rochester. Mrs. Farnsworth died Jan. 4.
Lunsford saw his mother last September for the first time in 55 years. He was separated from his mother when he was three years old after his father died.
Last September, Lunsford traveled to Washington to visit his mother, a brother and a sister.

Carrie Bell Tomlinson
Mrs. Carrie Bell TOMLINSON, 78, R.R. 1, Winamac, died Friday at 11:05 p.m. in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie BENTE. She had een ill two weeks.
A native of Pulaski county, she was married in 1906 to William Henry TOMLINSON, who died Nov. 2, 1955. Her parents were Anthony and Lucinda PARCEL TRAPP.
Surviving are eight children, including two sons, Harvey TOMLINSON, Rochester, and Robert TOMLINSON, Kewanna; thirty-eight grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren and two sisters.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac with the Rev. Frederick WINTLE officiating. Burial will be in the Pulaski Presbyterian cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, January 22, 1962

Helen P. Wentzel
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron for Helen P. WENTZEL, 43, R.R. 1, Monroe, an Akron native who died suddenly at 6 a.m. Saturday.
Mrs. Wentzel was born March 10, 1918 to Emerson and Marjorie WHEATLEY McCOLLEY. Her mother survives. Mrs. Wentzel attended the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving besides the mother, R.R. 2, Akron, are four daughters, Mrs. James (Shirley) BICKEL, Akron; Mrs. Jerry (Bonnie) BICKEL and Miss Kathy WENTZEL, Rochester, Mrs. Larry (Patty) KOCH, Oskaloosa, Ia.; a brother, Herman McCOLLEY, Kewanna, a sister, Mrs. Max (Ruth) McNEAR, South Bend, and five grandchildren. One sister and a brother preceded in death.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate at the services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry at Roann. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 23, 1962

Lillie Babcock
Word was received here today of he death of Mrs. Lillie OVERMYER BABCOCK, 95, who died at her home in Waterman, Ill., Sunday evening.
Mrs. Babcock was born in Richland township to William and Lucy (WALES) OVERMYER. She was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church and later transferred her membership to the Methodist church at Waterman.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gladeys MAPLE, and three sons, Guy, Otto and Dean [BABCOCK], all of Waterman. Mrs. Babcock is the last of 10 children.
Funeral services were conducted today in Waterman.

J. R. Gibbons
Final rites for J. R. GIBBONS, 80, Mishawaka, a native of Rochester who died Sunday evening, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Monica church, Mishawaka.
Mr. Gibbons died in St. Joseph hospital at Mishawaka, where he was a patient one day.
He had lived in Mishawaka for 50 years, moving there from Rochester. He was a retired Ball Band company employee.
Among the survivors are a son, Robert [GIBBONS], Mishawaka; a niece, Mrs. Estel CARTER, Rochester; a nephew, W. D. GIBBONS, Baltimore, and several cousins of Rochester. Mr. Gibbons was a brother of the late Daniel GIBBONS of Rochester.

Wednesday, January 24, 1962

Almeda Deamer
Mrs. Almeda DEAMER, 78, 1315 Monroe street, died at 9:26 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient three weeks. She had been seriously ill for six weeks.
Born near Lima, O., Sept. 9, 1883, she was the daughter of George and Ollie BERRYHILL UMBAUGH. She came to Rochester as a child.
She was married in March, 1907 in Fulton county to George W. DEAMER, who died in April, 1940. Mrs. Deamer was a member of the St. John Lutheran church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Surviving are a son, George [DEAMER], Rochester; two grandsons, Robert [DEAMER], a student at Wabash college, and Phillip [DEAMER], at home; a sister, Mrs. Nora HAHN, Hutchinson, Kan., and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. John Lutheran church with the Rev. R. C. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in Reichter cemetery seven miles northeast of Rochester.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday until noon Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Chester G. Ford
Chester G. FORD, 54, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 7:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Oct. 9.
Mr. Ford, who had spent his entire life in Fulton county, was born Dec. 29, 1907 to Oliver and Emma (BARKER) FORD. Mr. Ford was a farmer by occupation.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Gilford ROEBUCK, Dayton, O., Mrs. Oren NELLANS, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Edna NECKELS, Monticello; one brother, Ivan [FORD], North Liberty, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE of the Rochester E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the Marshtown cemetery five miles west of Fulton.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 25, 1962

David Personett
Five-year-old David PERSONETT, son of Earl and Anna WHITE PERSONETT, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital after a tonsilectomy, Wednesday morning.
His four-year-old brother, Alan Dale [PERSONETT], also underwent tonsilectomy Wednesday and is reported recocvering satisfactorily.
David was born in Rochester June 7, 1956 and attended the Gilead Methodist church Sunday school. The Personett home is two miles southwest of Gilead.
Surviving besides the parents and the brother, are another brother, Rodney Lawrence [PERSONETT], nine months old; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence PERSONETT, R.R. 2, Macy; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Howard (Alice) WHITE, Rural Route, Macy; the great-grandparents, Mrs. Belle ZARTMAN, Rochester, Mrs. Everett (Alice) SMITH, Peru, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry RUNKLE, R.R. 2, Macy.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Gilead Methodist church with the Revs. George HAPNER and Earl GUINGRICH officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday and at the church one hour before services.

Friday, January 26, 1962

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Saturday, January 27, 1962

Janet Danner
Graveside services were conducted today in Indianapolis for Janet DANNER, one-year-old daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry V. DANNER of Indianapolis. Ill since birth, the girl died Friday.
Surviving with the parents is a sister, Jenni [DANNER], at home. Mrs. Danner is the former Jane ILER, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harold ILER of Rochester.

Monday, January 29, 1962

Gerald Fay Ross
Final rites will be Tuesday for Gerald Fay ROSS, 65, R.R. 1, Macy, who suffered a fatal heart attack while attending cattle in the barn at his farm 1 1/2 miles north of Speck's Corners on U.S. 31 Saturday.
The services will be at 2 p.m. in the McCain funeral home with Brothr Don WINTERS of Indianapolis officiating. Burial will be in the Mud Creek Chapel cemetery
Mr. Ross apparently was stricken about 6 p.m. Saturday. His wife discovered the body about 9 p.m. after returning home from Rochester.
Born in Miami county May 29, 1896, he was the son of Charles W. and Sarah Lucinda EWER ROSS. He was a farmer and had lived in the Macy area for 18 years, moving there from Inwood.
On Oct. 13, 1917, he was married in Peru to Martha BUTT. He was a member of the Mud Creek Chapel church.
Surviving with the widow are two daughtrs, Mrs. Alice GRAY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Phyllis ENGLAND, Warsaw; four sons, Walter [ROSS], Nyona Lake; Gerald [ROSS], Jr., Warsaw; Dale [ROSS], Barbee Lake, and Robert [ROSS], Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Eletha HECKATHORN, Logansport, and ten grandchildren. Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 30, 1962

Nellie Kistler
Mrs. Nellie KISTLER, 68, Logansport, died at 10:50 a.m. Monday in Logansport Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient since Jan. 21. She formerly resided near Fulton, moving to Logansport in 1944.
The daughter of Harlan and Eva HIATT, she was born at Star City Jan. 4, 1894. She was married Dec. 30, 1914, to Cecil KISTLER, who died in 1945. Mrs. Kistler had been employed 16 years at the Logansport high school cafeteria.
A member of the Broadway E.U.B. church, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ruth SUTTON, Lucerne; five sons, Merl [KISTLER], Fulton; Harold [KISTLER], Kewanna; Richard [KISTLER], Kokomo; Darl [KISTLER], Francesville, and Dean [KISTLER], Atwood; nineteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Archie HIATT, Bruce Lake, and Harvey HIATT, Winamac. One son preceded her in death, in infancy.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Broadway E.U.B. church in Logansport with Dr. B. F. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton from 7 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Thursday and at the church from 10:30 a.m. Thursday until the hour of the service.

Von D. Mikesell
Von D. MIKESELL, 63, South Bend, brother of Mrs. William MARSHALL, 1016 Madison street, died at 10:10 p.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial hospital. He suffered a heart attack Jan. 22.
A former Rochester resident, he was graduated from Rochester high school and was married to the former Retha BAKER of Rochester.
Also surviving are two daughters, three brothers and four grandchildren.
Services are pending in South Bend.

Cappie Carpenter
Mrs. Cappie CARPENTER, 67, 118 Clayton street, died at her home at 4:25 p.m. Monday after a serious illness of two months. She had been in failing health for the past year.
A Rochester resident for 17 years, she was born April 11, 1894 in Jackson, Ky., to Frank and Parrot CARPENTER SUMEY. She was married in 1910 in Kentucky to Jerry CARPENTER, who died in 1945. She was a member of the United Baptist church at Knox.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Effie MORGAN, Chelsea, Mich., Mrs. Charles (Virginia) FLETCHER, Jackson, Mich.; Mrs. Irvin (Opal) SLANE and Miss Mona Dean CARPENTER, Chelsea; four sons, Price [CARPENTER], Foraker, Ky.; Roy [CARPENTER], Bourbon, Ova [CARPENTER], at home, Charles [CARPENTER], Tippecanoe.
Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; four brothers, Lacy [SUMEY], Knox; Jesse [SUMEY], Lima, O.,; Oscar [SUMEY], Foraker; George [SUMEY], Dayton, O.; eight sisters, Mrs. Denver DAVIS, Gauge, Ky.; Mrs. O. C. HOWARD and Mrs. Chester ARNETT, Rochester; Mrs. Cledis CRAFT and Mrs. Lester ARNETT, Foraker; Miss Media SUMEY, Miss Bessie SUMEY, all of Dayton; several nieces and nephews. A daughter and a son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Clarence A. Maisner
Clarence A. MAISNER, 77, 419 West Fourth street, died at his home today at 1:30 a.m. after an illness of 6 1/2 weeks. He had lived in Rochester eight years.
Born in St. Joseph, Mich., Dec. 19, 1894, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John MAISNER. He moved to Rochester from Colorado.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, January 31, 1962

Charles M. Grogg
Charles M. GROGG, 79, Akron, died at 9:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient five weeks. He had been seriously ill since mid-December.
Mr. Grogg was born Jan. 18, 1883 in Perry township, Miami county, to John H. and Ida HALL GROGG. He moved from Perry township to Akron in 1946.
He married Maude HARMON, May 22, 1909 in Akron. Mr. Grogg was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, Elton W. [GROGG], Eugene, Ore., Paul [GROGG], North Manchester; Floyd [GROGG], Warren, and Jennings [GROGG], Wabash; one daughter, Mrs. Roswell (Meleese) MILLER, Wabash; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. L. E. (Elizabeth) GRESSO, Winona Lake.
Services will be in the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday and until the time of the service.

Mollie M. Coleman
Mrs. Mollie M. COLEMAN, 64, a lifetime resident of Rochester, died at her home, 920 Park avenue, at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. She had been ill two years and in serious condition six weeks.
Born in Rochester Dec. 11, 1897, she was the daughter of James and Tressa BLOOM WESTWOOD. Her marriage was April 15, 1919 in Rochester to Harvey H. COLEMAN. She attended the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the husband are three sons, Benjamin H. [COLEMAN], Carson, Nev.; Howard [COLEMAN], Phoenix, and William [COLEMAN], Rochester; ten grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Albert (Ruth) WOOD, R.R. 2, Rochester; two brothers, Fred [COLEMAN], Rochester, and Robert [COLEMAN], Fowler, and several nieces and nephews. The parents, a son, three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, February 1, 1962

Mollie M. Coleman
Private services will be conducted in the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday for Mrs. Millie M. COLEMAN, 64, who died at her home at 920 Park avenue Tuesday.
The Rev. Kenneth FOULKE of the Rochester E.U.B. church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
A son, Banjamin H. COLEMAN, lives in Sparks, Nev., rather than in Carson, Nev., as previously reported.

Robert W. Shafer
Robert Wiltfong SHAFER, 70, for years a prominent public official, died at his home, 1012 Pontiac street, at 2:40 a.m. today. Cause of death was arteriosclerosis followed by uremic poisoning. He suffered from the disease for the last two years and became seriously ill four months ago.
He had livd in Fulton county all his life except one year in Chicago and a year in Bradenton, Fla.
In 1933, he launched a uniquely successful political career, holding offices for 22 years, last serving as mayor of Rochester from 1952 through 1955. During his city administration, the construction of the new sewage plant was started and then completd after he left office.
He first was elected county auditor in 1933 and served two four-year terms through 1940. He then spent two years as deputy auditor and in 1942 was elected clerk of the Fulton circuit court, serving two full terms. He was widely known over the county as a popular official due to his friendly personality and willingness to do things for people.
He was the son of Dr. Winfield Scott and Sarah Louisa WILTFONG SHAFER, prominent citizens during their lifetime in the city. Dr. Shafer founded Woodlawn hospital when he purchased the William KEITH home which stood at the present location of the institution. Dr. Shafer also was the leader in the founding of Rochester Normal university.
Dr. Howard SHAFER, older brother of Robert, later owned and managed the hospital for many years and built a wide reputation as a surgeon.
"Bob," as he was known by his friends, attended Rochester high school and graduated in 1911. He was a star player on the early basketball teams of RHS and was a leader in school activities. He maintained a lively interest in the Rochester Alumni Association and helped members of his class celebrate their 50th anniversary last spring.
He was graduated from Purdue university in 1915 with a major in agriculture. He was a member of the freshman basketball team but dropped out of athletics afterwards. He belonged to the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
A year after completion of his university work, he was married to Margaret BAILEY on May 27, 1916 and farmed for several years in Richland township. Later, the couple moved to Rochester and he represented the Equitable Life Assurance Sodiety of New York here.
Mr. Shafer was an active member of the Three Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America, having served as district chairman of Scouting activities and on most of the Council's committees for a score of years. While mayor, he was presented the Silver Beaver award, highest honor which the Three Rivers Council grants to its adult volunteer workers.
A lifelong active member of the Methodist church, he devoted much time to religious activities. Through the years he served as trustee, chairman of the board of trustees, lay leader and for many years was present at Sunday services as usher.
He also was a keen student of Rochester and Fulton county history. He was a director of the Fulton County TB Association, at one time an active Kiwanian and member of the Chamber of Commerce.
After leaving the mayor's office, he worked with the state Gross Income Tax Division and then with the right-of-way division of the State Highway Department until retiring.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. William (Barbara) LEAVERTON, St. Joseph, Mo., and Mrs. D. E. (Sara Louise) LEWIS, South Bend; one son, Philip B. [SHAFER], at home; a sister, Mrs. Effie BRACKETT, San Gabriel, Cal.; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at the Grace Methodist church at 2 p.m. Saturday with Dr. Claude YOUNG, West Lafayette, and the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after noon Friday and until 1 p.m. Saturday and at the church an hour before the services.

Charles M. Grogg
Services for Charles M. GROGG, 79, Akron, who died at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Tom Haupert funeral home rather than Sunday as previously reported.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until the time of the services.

George F. Meiser
Services for George F. MEISER, 87, Kewanna, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER will officiate and burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A retired farmer, Mr. Meiser died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday following an illness of five years.
Born in Pulaski county Nov. 7, 1874, he was the son of Frederick and Caroline WENTZEL MEISER. He was a member of the Reformed church at Bruce Lake
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Dora RANS, Argos; two brothers, Joe [MEISER], rural route, and Eri [MEISER], Star City, and several nieces and nephews.

Friday, February 2, 1962

Joseph R. Bayles
Joseph R. BAYLES, son of Mr. and Mrs. George BAYLES, former Rochester residents, died accidentally while on a European tour. His death occurred in Nice, France, on Jan. 28, which was his 22nd birth anniversary.
His parents, who reside at 3546 East Amerlia street in Phoenix, moved to Arizona 2 1/2 years ago because of Mr. Bayles' health. They resided north of the city on R.R. 5.
Investigating officers found Bayles' car near the center of Nice and said he apparently was overcome by fumes from a gasoline heater. The car windows were closed. It was believed that Bayles had arrived in Nice about 3 a.m. and decided to sleep in his car instead of seeking a hotel room at that hour.
Bayles had completed a three-year enlistment in the Army in Europe last August and had been touring the continent in his German-made car since his discharge. He often slept in the vehicle.
Bayles planned to return to the United States in May and enter Arizona State university in Tempe.
A graduate of Rochester high school, Bayles is survived by his parents; a sister, Marilyn, Phoenix, and three brothers, John David and Lincoln, both of Phoenix, and George [BAYLES], with the Air Force in Germany.
Fneral arrangements and burial will be in Phoenix.

Saturday, February 3, 1962

Paul Myers
Paul MYERS, 56, former hardware owner and City Councilman here, died about 11 p.m. EST Friday in the Martin Luther hospital at Anaheim, Cal.
Mr. Myers, who owned a hardware and lived in Fullerton, Cal., had suffered a heart attack Jan. 19. Although hospitalized, he was improving and his death came as a shock to family and friends.
He and his wife, the former Betty NEWCOMB of Rochester, lived at 1819 Orangehope avenue, Fullerton, Cal. Their son, Bill [MYERS], lives in nearby Anaheim and is associated in his father's hardware store.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Mr. Myers left Rochester three years ago for California. He had been associated with Vere CALVIN in the Calvin and Myers hardware store here for 22 years. Elected to the City Council in 1955, he resigned before his term expired to move to California.
A lifelong resident of Fulton county, he was born in Newcastle township and graduated from Rochester high school. He had been manager of the Fulton County Farm Bureau Cooperative eight years before entering the hardware business.
Mr. Myers had been active in 4-H and Chamber of commerce work and was a member of the First Baptist church and Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges.
Among survivors are these local persons: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert MYERS of Rochester, and a brother, Herbert MYERS, R.R. 1, Rochester.

Monday, February 5, 1962

Paul Myers
Funeral services were to be conducted this afternoon at 3 o'clock in Melrose Abbey at Anaheim, Cal., for Paul MYERS, 56, former Rochester businessman and City Councilman who died Friday night in an Anaheim hospital. Burial will be in the Melrose Abbey cemetery.
The Revs. Campbell and Cook of the Methodist church conducted the service. Mr. Myers had suffered a heart attack Jan. 11 but seemed to be recovering and his death came as a shock to family and friends.
He had been part-owner of the Calvin and Myers hardware here for 22 years before moving to Anaheim in 1959. He also operated a hardware store there in association with his son, Bill [MYERS].
Mr. Myers was a lifelong resident of Fulton county, being born in Newcastle township on Oct. 5, 1905, to William Bert and Alta COPLEN MYERS. He was married Dec. 11, 1926, in the First Baptist church parsonage here to Betty NEWCOMB, who survives. He was a member of the First Baptist's building committee, a church trustee and served as director of the Fulton County 4-H Fair Association and of the Chamber of Commerce. He was elected to the City Council in 1955.
Surviving, besides the wife and son, are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bert MYERS, R.R. 1, Rochester; two brothers, Arthur MYERS, Owings Mills, Md., and Herbert MYERS, R.R. 1, Rochester; and three sisters, Mrs. Campbell GUNN, Chicago, and Mrs. Harold OWENS, Mount Prospect, Ill., and Mrs. T. V. COULTON, Toronto, Ont.

Harry E. Rock
Harry E. ROCK, 73, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at Woodlawn hospital at 11:10 p.m. Sunday, 2 1/2 hours after he was admitted. Mr. Rock became ill at 3 p.m. and seriously ill at 6 p.m.
Mr. Rock was born July 9, 1888, in Prairie township, Kosciusko county, to John and Louisa RANK ROCK. A farmer by occupation, he moved to this community from Winamac 13 years ago. He was a veteran of World War I and served with the U. S. Army.
Surviving besides the wife at home are four daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Doris) HITTLE, Defiance, O.; Mrs. Virgil (Irma) SUTTON, Rochester; Mrs. Ora (Anna) CLEMANS, Macy, and Mrs. Frank (Margaret) LIONS, Roann; three sons, Donald [ROCK], Macy; Ivan [ROCK], Mentone, and James [ROCK], Rochester; twenty=two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edna CANNON, Knox, and Mrs. Rose PHIILLIPS, South Bend; one brother, Howard [ROCK], Monterey, and several nieces and nephews. One son and the parents preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster and Good funeral home with the Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON officiating.
Burial will be in the Zion cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Elmer Fites
Elmer FITES, 80, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 10 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one month. He had resided all his life in the home in which he was born, five miles southwest of Gilead.
Born Oct. 5, 1881, he was the son of James G. N. and Isabelle OLDE FITES. He was married Nov. 24, 1904 in Miami county to Addie Glee BUTT.
A retired farmer, Mr. Fites was a member of he Ebenezer Methodist church near his home.
Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Ruth BAMMERLIN and Mrs. Grace WAECHTER, Akron; Mrs. Mary WEIRICK, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Normalene WAGNER, R.R. 2, Macy, and Mrs. Evelyn SCHIPPER, R.R. 1, Akron; three sons, Ralph [FITES], R.R. 1, Macy, Paul [FITES], R.R. 2, Akron, and James [FITES], La Fontaine; twenty-three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, in the Ebenezer church with the Revs. George HAPNER and Earl GUINGERICH officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer church cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until noon Wednesday at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron and from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Tuesday, February 6, 1962

Estella Biddinger
Mrs. Estella BIDDINGER, 70, Richland township, died at 1:52 a.m. today at the home of her son, William A. BIDDINGER, R.R. 4, Rochester. She had been ill for four months, residing with her son that length of time.
Born Sept. 24, 1891, near Rochester, she was the daugher of John and Louetta ALEXANDER WALTERS. She had resided in this community all her life except for 12 years in South Bend. Her marriage was March 15, 1918, at South Bend, to William Err BIDDINGER, who died May 1, 1955.
Mrs. Biddinger was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Berniece) CRABBS, Rochester; Mrs. George (Betty) ROUCH, Fulton; and Mrs. John (Willodean) HOESEL, Phoenix, Ariz.; the son, William A. BIDDINGER; one sister, Mrs. Ivan (Carrie) FULWIDER, South bend; two brothers, Lee WALTERS, South Bend, and the Rev. Clyde WALTERS, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; one aunt, Mrs. Hattie RITTER, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Theodore G. Hooker
Theodore G. "Spike" HOOKER, 60, Hayward, Cal., a former Argos resident, died at 8 p.m. Monday in the Agnew hospital, Hayward.
The body is to be returned to the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where rites are pending.
Walter C. Pearson
Walter C. PEARSON, 70, a native of Rochester, died Saturday in Los Altos, Cal., of a heart attack.
Born in Rochester on May 8, 1891, he was married in 1922 to Oma SCOTT, who preceded him in death. A longtime resident of South Bend, he retired in 1952 from employment with the Indiana Bell Telephone company.
Services were held today in Los Altos. He is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ernest HAYWORTH, South Bend.

Rose O'Brien
Funeral reites will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Kewanna for Miss Rose O'BRIEN, 77, Grass Creek, who died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph's hospital at Logansport after a long illness.
Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.
Born Nov. 22, 1884, near Grass Creek, she was the dagher of Henry and Ellen McCANN O'BRIEN. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. John SCHEETZ, Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews.

Kenneth W. Hathaway
Kenneth W. HATHAWAY, 129 Clayton street, 40-year-old father of three children, was killed instantly early this morning when his car was hit by an Erie-Lackawanna passenger train at the Clayton street crossing of the railroad, a block south of the Hathaway home.
It was Fulton county's first traffic fatality of the year.
The tragedy occurred at 6:55 o'clock as Hathaway drove his 1949 Plymouth across two lines of tracks and onto a third line, in front of the nine-car train, which was going west about 55 miles an hour.
His wife, Olive Jane [HATHAWAY], saw the Chicago-bound train hit the rear of her husband's car. She had pushed the car with the family's 1955 Chrysler when the Plymouth would not start because of the cold.
City patrolman Robert TERRY said Mrs. Hathaway stopped pushing her husband's care about 50 feet south of the racks. Terry believes Hathaway's care "had to be running" on its own to get onto the railroad.
Mrs. Hathaway rushed home and called the police station. She did not know for certain that her husband was dead until the body was found by Terry, 250 feet from the crash scene. Hathaway was lying between two lines of tracks. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, pronounced Hathaway dead at the scene.
Hathaway was enroute to work in Peru when the tragedy happened. He is office manager of the Peru Building Service.
The car was rolled along the track by the deisel engine for some 500 feet before it was thrown clear where the Erie and Nickel Plate tracks intersect at Erie street. This is two blocks from Clayton street.
Engineer Harry C. LEE, 63, Huntington, said he began braking the train just before it crossed Ind. 25, east of the city. He said he saw the car as the train crossed East Fourth street, about a block away. The train's whistle and bell were sounding and the automatic flasher signals at Fourth street were working, he said.
Conductor of the train was William BELLAM, 55, Huntington, and the fireman was John OVERMAN, also of Huntington. The train was stopped about one hour and 15 minutes before resuming its trip to Chicago. Damage to the engine impeded its further progress and portions of the covering had to be cut away.
The engineer said he didn't see any lights on the car, but the fireman said he thought the car's lights were on in the early morning darkness.
Terry theorized that Hathaway, having just started his car, was engrossed in keeping it running without thinking of the railroad tracks. Another possibility raised was that Hathaway was "racing" the motor to keep it going and could not hear the train's whistle or bell. The Clayton street crossing does not have flahser signals or bells.
Railroad officials estimated damage of $1,000 to the front of the train and $3,000 to switches on the Erie near its intersection with the Nickel Plate.
Investigating the accident with Terry were Patrolman William HOUSE, Deputy Sheriff Don KARNS, Dr. ROWE, Deputy Coroner Lyman BAKER and State Trooper James JOHNSON.
Kenneth Wayne HATHAWAY was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Chalmers, the son of Reuben and Bessie PAXTON HATHAWAY. He had lived here since 1939, moving from Plymouth. His wife is employed as a legal secretary at the law offices of Brown and Brown here.
On Aug. 31, 1946, he was married in Rochester to Olive Jane KOOMLER. He was a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post 36 and the Rochester Eagles Lodge 852. He had served with the U.S. Army's Second Armored Division in World War II.
Surviving, with the wife, are three daughters, at home, Julia Ann [HATHAWAY], 15, Karen [HATHAWAY], 14, and Laura Lee [HATHAWAY], 13; the father, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Jean) RECORDS, Bellow Falls, Vt.; two nieces, and one nephew.
Private funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 7, 1962

Robert M. Horn
Robert M. HORN, 64, a native of Fulton county, died of a heart attack at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in his home, 319 Briant street, Huntington. He had had a heart ailment for nine years.
Mr. Horn had been employed by the Erie-Lackawanna railroad for 42 years and was a freight rate clerk at the time of his death. He had lived in Huntington for 25 years.
Born Dec. 13, 1897, he was the son of Orlando "Ora" and Myrtle FENSTERMAKER HORN. He was married July 3, 1920 to Marie ESHELMAN. Mr. Horn was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Peggy) BROWN, R.R. 7, Huntington; three grandchildren, and sister, Mrs. Berniece ZOLMAN, Rochester.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bailey mortuary in Huntington with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 p.m. today.

Theodore G. Hooker
Final rites for Theodore G. "Spike" HOOKER, 60, who died Monday in Agnew hospital, Hayward, Cal., will be at 2:30 p.m. next Monday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.
Born Oct. 29, 1901 in Argos, Mr. Hooker was the son of James Milton and Emma Jane BRYAN HOOKER. He was married to Thelma GRAY in Plymouth in 1947. He moved to California from Argos in 1947.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Miss Patty HOOKER, Rochester; three step-daughters, Mrs. June WICKIZER, South Bend, and Mrs. Adeline PARKER and Mrs. Aileen LEONARD, Glendale, Cal.; two stepsons, John BENEDICT, Peru, and Harvey GRAY, with the Air Force in Massachusetts; two sisters, Mrs. DeVere (Effie) WISE, Plymouth, and Mrs. Henry (Faye) SCHLEUTER, Santa Anna, Cal., and four brothers, Ray, Porter and Lester [HOOKER], all of Argos, and Fred [HOOKER], Charlotte, N.C.

Thursday, February 8, 1962

John W. Master
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for John W. MASTER, 73, R.R. 2, Rochester. Mr. Master died Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. of a heart attack suffered at the Daulton Brothers service station, Ninth and Monroe streets. He was employed there on a part-time basis.
The Rev. Philip ROBINSON of Orestes, Ind., 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.
A retired employee of the Studebaker corporation at South Bend, Mr. Master had been in failing health for a year.
Born Oct. 6, 1888, in Kewanna, he was the son of John and Sarah LUCAS MASTER and had spent most of his life in this community. In 1936 he was married to Mary Lucy DAULTON, who died June 16, 1955. His second marriage was in 1955 to Margaret HEIGHWAY JONES, who survives.
Mr. Master was a member of the First Christian church, the Manitou Moose and Eagles lodges and the VFW post.
Also surviving are one sister, Miss Ola MASTER, Rocheter; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Goldie SWAIN, South Bend; Mrs. Velma VIGUS, Houston, Texas, and Miss Jeanette JONES, at home; and six stepsons, Ben, Dale, Glen and Wayne DAULTON, all of Rochester; Joe DAULTON, South Bend, and Ronald JONES, Warsaw.

Jordan M. Perkins
Jordan M. PERKINS, 83, of the Tiosa community, died at 3 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient for two days. He had been in failing health for one year.
A Tiosa resident since 1929, he was born in Converse June 4, 1778 to John and Rachel MILLER PERKINS. hH moved to Tiosa from Kokomo.
Mr. Perkins was married June 17, 1907 in Winamac to Goldie HARNESS, who died May 10, 1951.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nora) TIMBERS, Vero Beach, Cal.; two sons, Philip [PERKINS], South Bend, and Benjamin [PERKINS], New Carlisle; nineteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Oliver [PERKINS], Kokomo, and Rolland [PERKINS], Bell Flower, Cal. A daughter, seven brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C.E. SYLER of the Assembly of God church officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, February 9, 1962

John S. Leonard
John S. LEONARD, 55, native of Rochester and the head of leading Maine department stores, died of a heart attack Thursday while vacationing in Delray Beach, Fla. Although he had been ill with a heart condition, his death was unexpected.
Mr. Leonard, who was born and reared in this city, resided in Augusta, Me. He was president and treasurer of the E. W. Adams Department Stores in Augusta and Portland. He also was teasurer of the American Retail Federation.
A graduate of Rochester high school in 1925, he was a star player on Zebra basketball teams of the era. The 1925 RHS squad gained the Sweet Sixteen finals of the state tournament, eliminating tourney favorite Shelbyville in the first game before losing to Terre Haute Wiley in its second outing.
Mr. Leonard went on to Indiana university, where he competed in basketball and track. He was a basketball teammate there of Branch McCracken, the present head cage coach at I.U. At the university, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta social fraternity.
Surviving are his wife, Hope [LEONARD]; two children, John and Judy [LEONARD], at home; a brother, George [LEONARD], Akron, O., and his mother, Mrs. Lucille LEONARD, 1402 Main street. Mrs. Leonard now is spending the winter in the Ohio home of her son, George. Also surviving are two aunts, Mrs. Frank BRYANT, Lake Manitou, and Mrs. Helen DeBRULER, Rochester.
Mr. Leonard had visited his family and friends in Rochester two years ago.

Meta Cummings
Mrs. Mahlon BAIR, R.R. 5, Rochester, has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Meta KENLEY CUMMINGS, 76, in a hospital at Houston, Texas. Mrs. Cummings died of pneumonia.
Mrs. Cummings was a resident of Fulton county many years ago.

R. Virgil Little
[Robert] Virgil LITTLE, 50, Logansport auto dealer and former resident of Rochester, died suddenly Thursday morning at 11:10 o'clock in Memorial hospital at Logansport, where he had been admitted at 8 a.m. Thursday.
Mr. Little was a native of Fulton county and at separate periods had been employed as an auto salesman in this city for Jennings Motors and C. R. Barkman agencies. While a Rochester resident, he was a member of the local Kiwanis club.
Mr. Little was vice-president of the Hockman-Little Motor Sales company in Logansport. He resided at 2019 High street.
A navy veteran of World War II, he was born on March 15, 1911, in this county to Joseph and Sarah KESSLER LITTLE. He was a member of the Ninth Street Christian church, Orient Masonic lodge, Elks lodge, Kiwanis club, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine at Indianapolis and the Logansport Shrine club. He had served as first president of the Logansport Y Men's club.
Surviving are the wife, the former Arlene LITTLE of Rochester; two sons, Ramon [LITTLE], Louisville, Ky., and Chad [LITTLE], at home; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Sarah LITTLE, Rochester, and a brother, Ralph [LITTLE], Miami.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home with the Rev. William H. NEERIEMER officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

William A. Ewer
William A. EWER, 86, former resident of te Macy community, died at 8:40 a.m. today in the Peru nursing home.
Mr. Ewer also had resideed in Fulton.
Final rites are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Saturday, February 10, 1962

William A. Ewer
Funeral services will be at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton at 1:30 p.m. Sunday for William A. EWER, 86, who died Friday morning in the Peru nursing home. He had been ill four years.
Mr. Ewer, a former resident of the Fulton and Macy communitis, spent 15 years in Argos before moving to the nursing home. A retired farmer Mr. Ewer was born Dec. 31, 1875 near Macy to Thomas G. and Elizabeth BURKETT EWER.
Mr. Ewer was married Sept. 1, 1900 in Dixon, Ill., to Effie YATES, who survives. He was a member of the Mud Creek Chapel Church of Chist.
Surviving besides the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Lora MACKEY, Logansport; one son, Howard [EWER], Peru; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Iona STRAUSS, South Bend, and Mrs. Mina MUSSELMAN, Twelve Mile; one brother, T. J. EWER, South Bend. One son and one daughter preceded in death.
Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lester P. Young
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Culver E.U.B. church for Lester P. YOUNG, 68, 715 Cleveland Avenue, South Bend, who died of a heart attack suffered in downtown South Bend Thursday afternoon.
Former Culver school teacher, cashier of the Culver Military Academy and office manager of the Northern Indiana Public Service company in Culver, he had lived in South Bend since entering retirement in 1959.
Surviving are one sister; one daughter; two sons and two brothers, Harold YOUNG, Rochester, and Herman YOUNG, Culver. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver, where Masonic rites will be tonight at 8 o'clock.

Charles A. Chapin
Charles A. CHAPIN, 77, 1615 Monroe street, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Jan. 30. He had been in failing health for a year.
Retired from farming seven years ago, Mr. Chapin had spent most of his life in the Macy community. He moved to Rochester a month ago from South Bend where he had lived for seven years.
Born Oct. 31, 1884, in Gage county, Neb., he was the son of William and Minerva COON CHAPIN. He was married in Peru on March 10, 1915 to Alice GLASFORD. He attended the Ebenezer Methodist church near Denver.
Surviving with the wife ate a daughter, Mrs. Mildred BATTEN; a granddaughter, Miss Jeanne BATTEN; a sister, Mrs. Belle ZARTMAN, and a brother, Glen [CHAPIN], all of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. The parents and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ebenezer Methodist church with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday and until 11:30 a.m. Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, February 12, 1962

Lillian B. Ewing
Mrs. Lillian B. EWING, 82, former Rochester resident, died Sunday at 8:55 a.m. in her home at Orlando, Fla. Mrs. Ewing and her husband, Delbert [EWING], had moved to Orlando in 1948 from Rochester.
Born in Kosciusko county on Feb. 14, 1878, she was the daughter of Charles and Minerva Jane HOUSE BOGGESS. She had spent most of her life in the Rochester area before moving to Florida and for many years operated a nursing home at 719 Madison street here.
She was a member of the First Baptist church of Rochester.
Surviving are the husband, at home; one son, Harold B. EWING, Orlando, Fla.; one grandson, Steven H. EWING, Orlando, and one nephew, Donald F. BOGGESS, Rochester.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Tuesday, February 13, 1962

Robert McLochlin
Funeral services will be Weenesday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent's church at Logansport for Robert "Babe" McLOCHLIN, 71, R.R. 3, Bremen, who died in the Bremen hospital Sunday after a long illness.
Mr. McLochlin is a native of Grass Creek.
Msgr. John SCHALL will officiat at the rites and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport. The body is at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport.
Mr. McLochlin retired from the B. F. Goodrich company at Akron, O., 4 1/2 years ago and moved to Bremen. Surviving ar the wife, one daugher, one brother and four sisters.

Wednesday, February 14, 1962

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Thursday, February 15, 1962

Magdalene L. Bauman
Funeral services will be Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Kewanna for Miss Magdalene L. BAUMAN, 66, Kewanna, who died Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's hospital at Logansport. She had been in ill health several years.
The Rev. Father Mathew DRENNAN will officiate at rites and burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery in Winamac. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. today.
Born April 8, 1895, near Star City, Miss Bauman was the daughter of Ben and Catherine SCHEUER BAUMAN. She made her home in Kewanna with a sister, Miss Edith BAUMAN. She was a member of the St. Ann's church and of its Altar society.
Surviving, besides the sister, are two brothers, William [BAUMAN], Star city, and Harry [BAUMAN], Kewanna.

Friday, February 16, 1962

Joseph R. Bayles
Funeral services will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. EST in Phoenix, Ariz., for Joseph R. BAYLES, 22, former Rochester resident who died accidentally Jan. 28 while on a European tour.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George BAYLES, 3546 East Amelia street, Phoenix. Joseph graduated from Rochester high school in 1958.
His body is to arrive in Phoenix Saturday at 6:30 a.m. EST and rites will be Monday in the A. L. Moore and Son funeral home, 333 West Adams street, Phoenix. Burial will be in that city.
Bayles, who had just been discharged from army duty, died in his auto from fumes of a gasoline heater. He was sleeping in the car overnight.

Dora Russell
Mrs. Dora TAYLOR RUSSELL, 86, Mentone, died at the Miller nursing home here at 4 p.m. Thursday. She was the last of a family of six children.
Born Aug. 3, 1875 near Burket, she had lived at Mentone for the last five years, moving there from Detroit where she had spent most of her life.
She was married Jan. 7, 1899 to Charles RUSSELL, who died three years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Mentone.
Surviving are two sons, Taylor [RUSSELL], of Detroit and Herschel [RUSSELL] of Clearwater, Fla.; four grandsons; eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Mary Alice [RUSSELL], and a son, Harry [RUSSELL], preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Johns funeral home in Mentone and burial will be in Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, February 17, 1962

Mary Jane France
Mrs. Mary Jane FRANCE, 71, Wabash, mother of Mrs. Dale SHEETZ of Akron, died at 9:20 a.m. Friday in the Wabash hospital of a coronary occlusion.
Among those surviving besides Mrs. Sheetz are three other daughters and two sons.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Wesleyan Methodist church at Wabash with the Rev. Ralph PRICHETT officiating. Burial will be in the Friends cemetery. Friends may call at the Wire-Nicely funeral home in Wabash.

Monday, February 19, 1962

George T. Butler
George T. BUTLER, 88, Graeber hotel, a resident of Rochester and vicinity most of his life, died at 4 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient for two months.
Mr. Butler had been in failing health about two years and was seriously ill for a month.
A retired cement contractor and brick mason, he was born Nov. 6, 1873 in Miami county to William and Katharine TRIDLE BUTLER. He was married to Grace J. RICHARDSON, who died Nov. 16, 1950.
Mr. Butler was a member of the Gilead and Rochester Masonic orders.
Surviving are two step-sons, Carl MEREDITH, R.R. 1, Fountaintown, and N. D. RICHARDSON, Indianapolis; a brother, Charles BUTLER, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews, including Claude and Ted BUTLER of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating, assisted by the Gilead and Rochester Masonic orders. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mable Casad
Mrs. Mable CASAD, 82, 1309 South Main street, a retired vaudeville actress, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home, where she had resided 14 months. She had been in failing health for five years.
Born Nov. 15, 1879 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of David and Matilda NEWPORT FOLLIN. Her marriage was to Clarence M. CASAD, who died May 8, 1951. Mrs. Casad had lived in Rochester since 1949, moving here from South Bend.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Zula FOLLIN, Plymouth; four nephews, Earl FOLLIN, Jr., Muncie, Robert FOLLIN, Michigan City, and James and Lee FOLLIN, Cincinnati, O., and a niece, Mrs. Mary Jane BURKHOLDER, Alliance, O.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery at Walkerton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Larry Hayden
A deadly ice, rain and sleet storm that powered into Fulton county Sunday contributed to the second traffic fatality of the year in the county and caused closing of five schools because of treacherous driving conditions.
Larry HAYDEN, 20, R.R. 6, Logansport, was the accident victim. He died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital, about 22 hours after a one-car crash on U.S. 31 6 1/2 miles south of Rochester.
A companion in the 1956 Ford two-door sedan was injured, but he was released from Woodlawn hospital shortly after noon Sunday.
Steadily falling rain turned into ice almost immediately as it hit streets and highways, turning the roadways into sheets of glaze-covered pavement. Sleet mixed with rain also poured down during much of Sunday afternoon and night.
The car went into a spin, rolled over at least once and veered off the west side of the road, ramming against a fence. The vehicle was out of control for 420 feet before crashing, state police said.
Hayden was thrown out of the car about 100 feet south of where the auto came to a stop. His body was found on the west berm. He had suffered a fractured skull, multiple compound fracture of his right leg and intrnal injuries.
His companion in the front passenger's seat, James L. KASCH, 20, Logansport, also was thrown from the vehicle, but he suffered only lacerations on his head and right arm and back ab rasions.
Kasch was taken to Woodlawn hospital, then released.
Hayden was rushed first to Woodlawn, but almost immediately transferred to Memorial hospital in South Bend. He died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday.
State troopers said U.S. 31 was in normal driving condition at the time of the accident except in isolatd spots, such as the one that caused Hayden's car to spin. That spot was at a dip in the highway where water had drifted from a culvert and had frozen on the road.
Hayden could have had no advance indication of the ice patch ahead of him as he approached the dip in the road, officers said.
State Trooper Arlen B. GOOD, of Miami county was the investigating officer.
Hayden was the county's second traffic victim within 12 days.

Tuesday, February 20, 1962

Gary Lee Meiser
Gary Lee MEISER, 18, son of Joseph E. and Audrey M. WEAVER MEISER, Jr., died of muscular dystrophy at 2 p.m. Monday at his home, five miles east of Rochester on Ind. 25. The youth had suffered from muscular dystrophy all his life.
Gary was born in Rochester Dec. 2, 1943.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Jo Ann MEISER, at home; the maternal grandparents, Arthur and Marie TOUGHY WEAVER, Rochester, and the paternal grandparents, Joseph and Jennie E. ENGLE MEISER, Sr., New Port Richey Fla.
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. cemetry here.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 21, 1962

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Thursday, February 22, 1962

Bertha McKee
Miss Bertha McKEE, 40, Culver, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in Fort Wayne. She was seriously ill for about two hours.
Among the survivors are the father, John McKEE, Sr., and a sister, Mrs. Lester ALDERFER, both of R.R. 3, Rochester.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Easterday funeral home in Culver.

Friday, February 23, 1962

Bertha McKee
Funeral services for Miss Bertha McKEE, 40, Culver, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Easterday funeral home at Culver. The Rev. Walter CHISHOLM will officiate and burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery near Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Miss McKee died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Fort Wayne State hospital, where she had been a patient for 24 years.
Born in Culver June 21, 1921, she was the daughter of John Albert and Ethel Mae RAMSEY McKEE.
The father survives, along with a sister, Mrs. Lester ALDERFER, R.R. 3, Rochester, and six brothers, John [McKEE], Rochester, Lester, Robert and Albert [McKEE], Culver, Ralph [McKEE], Westville, and Lawrence [McKEE], Argos.

William J. Walters
William J. WALTERS, 81, Mentone, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at his home. He had been in poor health for 12 1/2 years.
Mr. Walters was born Dec. 2, 1880 in Kosciusko county to Abraham and Jane MATHEWS WALTERS. He lived in Illinois for a time, then moved to Mentone in 1930. He was a stone quarry worker in Illinois and a service station operator in Mentone.
He was married to Edna KING in Rochester on Sept. 2, 1936.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. John BALLOT, DeKalb, Ill., and Miss Mildred WALTERS; a son, Chester [WALTERS], at home; a brother, Lou [WALTERS], Mentone, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Reed funeral home at Mentone with the Rev. Irvin OLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Henry E. Morrow
Henry Ellsworth MORROW, 92, of near Twelve Mile, died at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Deer Creek nursing home, where he had rsided 1 1/2 years.
Born in Bethlehem township, Cass county Jan. 3, 1870, he was the son of Abner J. and Margaret TEEL MORROW. He had lived in the Twelve Mile vicinity all his life.
His marriage was on Aug. 19, 1895 to Cora Pearl LEFFEL, who died in 1956. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church near his home.
Surviving are two sons, Cecil [MORROW], R.R. 5, Logansport, and Vance [MORROW], R.R. 3, Peu, and a daughter, Nola YOCUM, R.R. 3. Logansport. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bethlehem Metodist church with the Rev. Everett NIXON officiating, assisted by the Rev. James RHINE. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.

Fred O. Swope
Final rites for Fred O. SWOPE, 64, Warsaw, a former Silver Lake resident who had many friends in the Akron vicinity, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the McHatton funeral home at Warsaw.
The Rev. Harold A. CONRAD of the Akron Church of God will officiate and burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Swope died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw of a heart attack. He had been in failing health for three years.
Born in Miami county Dec. 12, 1897, he was the son of Henry and Alice TINSLEY SWOPE. He had lived in Warsaw since moving there from Silver Lake in 1953.
Mr. Swope was married Nov. 17, 1917 to Grace BAYLES, who survives. He was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God east of Akron. Mr. Swope was an interior decorator with Reliable Builders Co., Warsaw.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Wilma) NOEL, R.R. 2, Warsaw, and Mrs. Truman (Patsy) LIPPLY, Warsaw; two sons, Harold [SWOPE], Milford, and Larry [SWOPE], R.R. 1, North Webster; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Hazel) WHITECOTTON, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Elston (Myrtle) MATHIAS and Mrs. Paul (Hildred) MATHIAS, both of Peru; a brother, John [SWOPE], Peru, and ten grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Saturday, February 24, 1962

Esther Jarrett
Mrs. Esther UMBAUGH JARRETT, 50, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for about seven weeks. A registered nurse, Mrs. Jarrett had worked in Cleveland and Indianapolis, and rsided the rest of her life in Newcastle township.
She was born Aug. 1, 1911 in Newcastle township to Charles Loy and Orpha UMBAUGH, who preceded in death. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran church here.
Surviving are an aunt, Mrs. Nora HAHN, Hutchinson, Kans., and a cousin, George DEAMER, Rochester. A brother, Francis UMBAUGH, preceded in death Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the St. John Lutheran church with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos.

Mary E. Tobey
Mrs. Mary Ellen TOBEY, 53, secretary of the Fulton County Republican Central Committee and former manager of the County Auto License Branch, died Friday at 8 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. She had been a hospital patient two weeks and ill for the past seven weeks.
Mrs. Tobey resided on R.R. 1, Rochester, in the Woodrow community.
Long active in Republican party work, she had been secretary of the party here for 15 years and operated the license branch from 1950-57.
Born at Athens on Dec. 24, 1908, she was the daughter of Raymond and Maggie URSCHEL NEWELL. She was married Sept. 11, 1932, at Ithaca, Mich., to Howard F. TOBEY, who survives. Mrs. Tobey was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church, Eastern Star, Green Oak Community club and the RKK club.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Ned (Jane) HALTERMAN, Rochester; two sons, Robert TOBEY, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Tom TOBEY, at home; five grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Maggie NEWELL, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) STEVENS, Rochester; a brother, Harry "Hank" NEWELL, Rochester; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and greatk-nephews. One daughter, Mrs. Phyllis HARTZLER, preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1959.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Mace A. Holloway
Mace Allen HOLLOWAY, 72, Burket, died at 5:30 a.m. today in the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw. He had been seriously ill since November.
A farmer, he had resided most of his life in the Burket community.
Born in Rochester June 19, 1889, he was the son of Henry and Loretta WHITE HOLLOWAY. His first marriage was in Burket on March 19, 1915 to Ida Pearl MATTHEWS, who preceded in death. His second marriage was to Rosa KLINE, whos survives. Mr. Holloway was a member of the Burket E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife, of Warsaw, are four daughters, Mrs. Carl (Margaret) WALDRON, Rochester, Mrs. Roger (Mary) PHILLIPS and Mrs. Robert (Geraldine) HAWLEY, both of Warsaw, and Mrs. Clayton (Marilyn) HALL, Wabash; three sons, Charles and Nelson [HOLLOWAY], Burket, and Arden [HOLLOWAY], Bedford; four brothers, Charles [HOLLOWAY], Mesa, Ariz.; Hobart [HOLLOWAY], Burket; Elmer [HOLLOWAY], Warsaw, and Glen [HOLLOWAY], Mentone; two sisters, Mrs. Mary THOMPSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Don (Lola) FOLTZ, Nappanee; fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Johns funeral home in Mentone, and burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William A. Ball
William A. BALL, 88, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Friday in Memorial hospital at South Bend, where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. Mr. Ball residded in the Wolf's Point section on the west shore of Lake Manitou.
He had been in failing health the past year, seriously sick the last three weeks.
Born May 19, 1873, near Tiosa, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John BALL and had spent the past 49 years in this community, moving here from Logansport. He was married at Logansport in 1897 to Theodosia E. SMITH, who died in 1943.
Mr. Ball at one time operated a taxi service in Rochester and from 1921-34 owned an ice house at Lake Manitou and ran a delivery service of ice cut from the lake during the winter. In later years, he was engaged in truck farming.
Surviving are one son, Lester Allen BALL, Warsaw, and two grandsons, William A. SMITH and Walter D. SMITH, both of Rochester.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, February 26, 1962

Leila Smith
Mrs. Leila COPELAND SMITH, whose husband served as Rochester's first mayor, died at the age of 94 years Saturday at 10:30 p.m. in the Floridian Rest Home at Miami, Fla. A resident of the Graylynn hotel in Miami, Mrs. Smith had been ill several weeks. Death was due to pneumonia.
Mrs. Smith's husband, the late Omar B. SMITH, was president of the First National Bank and was elected Rochester's first mayor following incorporation of the city in 1910. Following his death on Nov. 27, 1930, Mrs. Smith moved to Miami but had spent most of her life in Rochester and always considered this city her home.
An uncle, A. C. COPELAND, founded in 1866 the Rochester bank that became the First National Bank. Her father, Earl Percy COPELAND, became associated with the bank shortly after its establishment and later served as its president.
Mrs. Smith was the oldest living alumnae (class of 1885) of Rochester high school, and was a charter member and past president of the Manitou chapter of Daughters of American Revolution. She also was a member of the Grace Methodist church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Rochester Woman's club.
Born July 22, 1867, in Bellefontaine, O., she was the daughter of Earl Percy and Olive Princess Henrietta NORTON COPELAND. Her marriage was Dec. 29, 1891, in Rochester, to Omar Bishop SMITH.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hovey P. (Genevieve) LOW, Miami, Fla.; two granddaughers, Mrs. Cloyd E. (Jane) MILLER, Rochester, and Miss Leila Marie La LIBERTE, Coral Gables, Fla; two great-grandsons, Robert and David FOELLINGER,, Rochester; and two cousins, Arthur G. and Ruth COPELAND, both of Rochester. Preceding her in death were one son, Percy SMITH, former First National Bank president, on July 10, 1958, and six sistes.
Funeral services were held toda at the Philrick funeral home in Miami. Committal services will be conducted at he Rochester mausoleum Thursday at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Ray MILLS. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of local arrangements and friends may call there from 7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Esther E. Myer
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Esther Emily MYER, 54, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died at 12:35 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient seven weeks. Mrs. Myer, who resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou, had been in ill health 14 years.
The Rev. Ermil NORMAN will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home
Born Oct. 13, 1907, at Brazil, Ind., she was the daughter of Leonard and Emily METZ PRULHIERE. She married Sept. 9, 1922, at Marshall, Ill., to Robert B. MYER, who survives. Mr. Myer was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ. She had resided in the Rochester area since 1956.
Also surviving are two sons, Larry B. [MYER], at home, and Max [MYER], Warsaw; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda IMEL, Anderson; four brothers, Alfred PRULHIERE, Talmage, O.; Carl PRULHIERE, Clinton; Leonard PRULHIERE, Grant's Pass, Ore., and Paul PRULHIERE, Brazil, and three sisters, Mrs. Leona ROBINSON, Terre Haute, and Mrs. Dorothy WEBER and Mrs. Ruth PAYTON, both of Clinton.

Maude P. Grossman
Mrs. Maude Pearl GROSSMAN, former Argos vicinity resident, died at 5:30- a.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Miss Dorothy L. GROSSMAN, Evanston, Ill. She had a heart condition and had been seriously ill for two months.
Mrs. Grossman and her husband, David W. GROSSMAN, lived on a farm west of Argos until his death in 1934. She moved to her daughter's home at that time.
Born Sept. 24, 1876 in Millersburg, she was the daughter of Morris and Molly AGLER. She was married in Twin lakes, Ind. on Nov. 18, 1897. Mrs. Grossman was a member of the Christian Science church in Evanston.
Surviving with Miss Grossman are another daughter, Mrs. H. C. (Thelma) KING, Coldwater, Mich.; a son, Darwin [GROSSMAN], Elkhart, and seven grandechildren. A son, Oliver [GROSSMAN], died at the age of 19 years and a daughter died in infancy.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with Paul SWEARINGEN of the Plymouth Christian Science church officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, February 27, 1962

Ruth Wahlig
Funeral rites are set for 9 a.m. Thursday in the St. Charles church at Peru for Mrs. Ruth WAHLIG, 73, Peru, who died unexpectedly Monday at 10:40 a.m. in Dukes hospital at that city.
Death came 10 minutes after admittance to the hospital. Mrs. Wahlig was stricken at a Peru physician's office. Msgr. Paul WELSH will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. Friends may call at the Brookman funeral home.
Born in Kosciusko county on Feb. 28, 1888, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank FLENNER. She was married April 25, 1907, to Charles WAHLIG, who died Oct. 23, 1943. Mrs. Flenner wads a member of the St. Charles church.
Surviving ar three sons, Francis [WAHLIG], Detroit; Joseph [WAHLIG], Macy, and Robert [WAHLIG], Grbill; one daughter, Miss Elsie WAHLIG, at home; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. William BERGER, Akron, Mrs. John ZARTMAN, Fulton, and Mrs. O. G. STUBBS, Peru, and a brother, Faye FLENNER, Macy.

Patricia Lane
Rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Miller funeral home at Monticello for Mrs. Patricia LANE, R.R. 3, Monticello, sister of John and James TICE of Rochester.
Mrs. Lane died Sunday afternoon in the Monticello hospital after a five-month illness. Burial will be in Riverview cemetry at Monticello and friends may call at the funeral home.
Also surviving are her husband, George [LANE], and one other brother.

Otto Goodwin
Otto GOODWIN, 80, died Monday at 8:30 a.m. at his home in Macy after an illness of one year. A resident of Macy three years, he had worked for the Hausske-Harlen furniture store in Peru until retirement.
Born June 11, 1881, in Greensburg, he was married in 1906 to Stella DILLMAN, who survives. He was a member of the Denver Church of the Brethren.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Dorothea [SHAMBARGER], Macy; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and one brother, Michael GOODWIN, Denver, Colo.
The Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru is in charge of final rites, which are pending.

Wednesday, February 28, 1962

Infant Warner
Infant WARNER, daughtr of Bernard and Rachel EASH WARNER, of Argos, died in South Bend Memorial hospital at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, 10 hours after birth.
Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Janan and Laurie [WARNER], at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Carl Van LUE, Mishawaka, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nova WARREN, Argos.
Private prayer services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman fneral home at Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Wilma Jane Thompson and
Randall Thompson
A Warsaw mother and her baby son were killed Tuesday night in a wreck caused by ice on a highway, raising Indiana's 1962 traffic death tolll to at least 144.
Mrs. Wilma Jane THOMPSON, 26, was driving near Bourbon when her car skidded into the path of another driven by Herbert SCHAETZLE, 23, Bourbon. Mrs. Thompson and her six-months-old son, Randall [THOMPSON], were killed. Three-year-old Robbie HENDRICKSON, riding in their car, was injured and takem to Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Schaetzle and Anthony KING, 19, Bourbon, who was riding with him, were injured but apparently not seriously.

Thursday, March 1, 1962

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Friday, March 2, 1962

Felix LaMar
Hugh CAMPBELL of Leiters Ford has been informed of the death of his cousin, Felix LaMAR, 77, at Boston.
Mr. Lamar was born at Carmi, Ill, the son of Perry and Angeline CAMPBELL LaMAR and spent his childhood summers at the farm home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher CAMPBELL, near Leiters Ford.
Also surviving, are the widow; two children; a sister, Mrs. Clara ADAMS; a brother, Robert LaMAR, St. Louis, Mo., and an uncle, Charles C. CAMPBELL, Rochester. Rites and burial were conducted in Boston

Elizabeth Engle
Mrs. Elizabeth ENGLE, 51, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Engle was born May 20, 1909 in Mishawaka to John and Viola OSBORN EMMANS. She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving are the husband, Chester "Bill" ENGLE; two sons, Charles DONATHAN, R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Robert C. ENGLE, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn FOUST, R.R 3, Kewanna, and Jo Ann ENGLE, at home; two brothers, Melvin EMMANS and Oral EMMANS, both of Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Lora KILLIAN, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Gladys PHAY, New Mexico, and seven grandchildren.
Services will be in the Fairfiew cemetery at Mishawaka. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Dollie Baxter
Mrs. Dollie GRUBBS BAXTER, 31, Gary, a former Mentone resident, died of carcinoma at 10:45 p.m. thursday in Methodist hospital at Gary. She had been ill for one year, seriously for two months.
Born in Mentone March 7, 1930, she was the daughter of Peter and Ada BRADLEY GRUBBS. She was married March 12, 1953 to Philip BAXTER. She was a member of the Christian church at Gary.
Mrs. Grubbs moved to Gary from Mentone seven years ago.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters at home, Ada Kathleen and Lisa Lorraine [BAXTER]; three sisters, Mrs. Angus (Fern) HOLBROOK, Columbia City; Mrs. Merl (Bernice) MERCIA, Warsaw, and Mrs. James (Fawn) HOLLOWAY, Argos; six brothers, Harvey, George and Max [GRUBBS], Warsaw; Jesse [GRUBBS], North Judson; Harry [GRUBBS], Cedar Lake, and Leslie [GRUBBS], North Manchester.
Final rites are pending at the Johns funeral home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Saturday, March 3, 1962

Elizabeth M. Steffen
Mrs. Elizabeth M. STEFFEN, 76, who resided at the Rochester mobile home court on West 11th street, died Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 12 days. Mrs. Steffen had been in failing health the past 18 months.
Born in Chicago on July 24, 1885, she was the daughter of John and Catherine GRADY. A resident of Rochester for the past three years, she and her husband moved here from Chicago. Her marriage was to William E. STEFFEN in Chicago on April 22, 1908.
Mrs. Steffen was a member of the St. Joseph church, the Rosary and Altar Society of the church and the Catholic Order of Foresters in Chicago.
Surviving, besides the husband, is one brother, John GRADY, Long Beach, Cal.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 4 p.m. today. The Rev. Father George LANNING will recite the Rosary there at 8 p.m. today. The body will be removed to the Dunlap funeral home in Chicago, where friends may call. Final rites will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Nicholas of Tolentine church at Chicago with burial in St. Mary's cemetery.

Monday, March 5, 1962

Robert P. Babcock
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Robert Peter "Pete" BABCOCK, 67, 816 Fulton avenue, who died Saturday at 1:25 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. James GUTHRIE of the Westminster Presbyterian church in Marion, will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Babcock had been in failing health since November, 1960, and was seriously ill six weeks. He had been a hospital patient six days. Death was due to a heart condition and emphysema of lungs.
A resident of this community his entire life, Mr. Babcock was born in Rochester on Oct. 6, 1894, the son of Dr. Isaac L. and Laura Ellen SPANGLER BABCOCK. He was married in Rochester on Feb. 14, 1915, to Ora Lorraine AUSTIN, who survives.
For 25 years, Mr. Babcock operated a meat market at 426 Main street and in later years worked as a meat cutter at Babcock's Locker Plant at Lake Maniou and at Berkway Supermarket. He was employed at the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant from 1942-46. An outstanding baseball pitcher in his youth, he played for the top independent teams of this area. He was a member of the First Baptist church.
Besides the wife, are one son, Dr. Robert Austin BABCOCK, Marion; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Alice) FOGLESONG, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Milo (Ielda) SMITH, Dixon, Wyo.; and one brother, Lawrence "Doc" BABCOCK, Rochester. Preceding him in death were one brother and three sisters.

Elnora M. Mahoney
Mrs. Elnora M. HAHONEY, 87, a resident of the Argos community for 20 years, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at her home on Route 3. She had been ill for three years.
Born Oct. 1, 1874 in Everett, O., she was the daughter of Abiel and Mary I. McLONEY WAITE. She was married Aug. 15, 1895 in Lebo, Kan., to Arthur A. MAHONEY, who died April 27, 1958.
Mrs. Mahoney was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Irene MAHONEY, at home; Mrs. Arthur (Ilah) REED, Culver, and Mrs. Norman (Mary Jane) BENAGE, Iberia, Mo.; two sons, A. Waite MAHONEY, Argos, and Beverly A. MAHONEY, North Little Rock, Ark.; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Three sons preceded in deah.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Argos Methodist church with the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK officiating. Cremation will follow at Indianapolis. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.

Tuesday, March 6, 1962

Melvin L. Hill
Melvin L. HILL, 85, 301 Jefferson street, died at 2:30 a.m. today at his home after suffering a stroke last Wednesday. He had lived in Rochester all his life.
Born in Rochester Nov. 29, 1876, he was the son of Marshall and Sarah CARTER HILL. He was married in Mentone Nov. 19, 1899 to Ludy Viola CARR, who died Sept. 24, 1961.
Mr. Hill was a blacksmith and cement contractor.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vernie (Margaret) SMITH, Peru, and Mrs. Don (Isabel) HENDERSON, Rochester; two sons, Byron and Martin [HILL], Rochester; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Fred C. Miller
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the McCain funeral home, junction of U.S. 31 and Ind. 16, for Fred C. MILLER, 69, R.R. 2, Macy, who died at 1:45 p.m. Monday at his home.
The Rev. C. M. GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be in the Albright cemetery, Howard county. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Miller, a retired farmer, was born June 1, 1892, at Pierre, S.D., the son of James H. and Maggie WYGANT MILLER. He spent 20 years in the Mexico community, moving to his home near Macy a year ago. He was a member of the Malott Methodist church.
His marriage was at Kokomo on Nov. 8, 1913, to Clotelle ARMSTRONG. She survives, along with one son, John F. [MILLER], Peu; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ruth DAVIS and Mrs. Annabelle McCLAREN, both of Kokomo; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Harvey [MILLER], Ohio; Russel [MILLER], California, Allen [MILLER], Florida, and Arthur [MILLER], Kokomo.

Wednesday, March 7, 1962

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Thursday, March 8, 1962

Roy L. Groninger
Roy L. GRONINGER, a retired farmer who lived five miles southeast of Akron, died at his home at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday following a stroke. He was 74 years old. He had been ill five years, seriously two weeks.
Mr. Groninger had spent all his life in the Akron community after being born in Wabash county Dec. 26, 1877, the son of [Otto L.] and Lucy SHIPLEY GRONINGER.
He was Henry township assessor for several years and also once served on the Henry township advisory board. He was married Jan. 15, 1913 in Rochester to Mary FERREE, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Cleotis (Ruth) DAINE and Mrs. Dale (Alice) McFARLAND, Akron, and Mrs. Robert (Pauline) DAINE, South Bend; five [sic] sons, Harold, Gordon and Wayne [GRONINGER], Akron, and Capt. Dwight [GRONINGER], with the Army at Alexandria, Va., and sixteen grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J. E. LAWSHE of North Webster officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, March 9, 1962

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Saturday, March 10, 1962

Ellis Engle
Ellis ENGLE, R.R. 2, Akron, 53, died at his home north of Akron at 7:50 a.m. today. Mr. Engle had been in failing health for the past nine months and seriously ill for the past two weeks.
Mr. Engle was born Aug. 30, 1908 in Kosciusko county to Elmer and Myrtle DANCER ENGLE of Mentone, and spent his entire life in the same community.
He was married in 1928 at Columbia City to Marjorie HERTSEL, who survives. Mr. Engle was employed by he Peabody Seating company of North Manchester.
Surviving besides the wife and parents are two sisters, Mrs. Nellie MARSHAL SECKLER, Columbia City; and Mrs. Carl (Blanche) EGOLF, Columbia City; two brothers, Estil [ENGLE], Silver Lake, and Roy [ENGLE], Rural Route, Mentone. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Carl Clauson
Carl CLAUSON, 63, R.R. 3, Argos, a native of Sweden, died at 11 p.m. Friday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, shortly after suffering a stroke.
Born Jan. 1, 1899, he moved from Sweden to the United States when he was 17 years old. He spent most of his life in South Bend, moving to Argos about 12 years ago. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Claus CLAUSON.
Mr. Clauson was married Sept. 14, 1929 to Dorothy CROMLEY, who survives. He was a member of the Culver E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are a son, David [CLAUSON], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Marylin St. CLAIR, Kewanna; four grandchildren, and a brother and a sister in Sweden.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Culver E.U.B. church with the Rev. Walter CHISHOLM officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetry. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, March 12, 1962

Wilson Boocher
Wilson BOOCHER, 49, North Manchester, strangled to death on a piece of meat at his home at 5:45 p.m. Saturday. He was the brother of Albert, Louis and George BOOCHER, all R.R. 4, rochester, and Mrs. Albert TALBOTT, Kewanna.
Mr. Boocher had resided most of his life in North Manchester. He was born Sept. 24, 1912 near Liberty Mills to Ezra and Alice CRILL BOOCHER. He was a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are two other brothers, Oscar and Leroy [BOOCHER], both R.R. 2, Claypool, and another sister, Mrs. Ralph CREAGER, R.R. 2, Silver Lake.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester with the Rev. H. R. OGLE officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Robert W. Rickman
Robert William RICKMAN, longtime resident of Rochester, died this morning at 7:30 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted Saturday morning. He was 91 years of age and had been seriously ill three days.
Mr. Rickman, who resided at 818 East 18th street, was born in Marion on July 18, 1870, but had lived in this city most of his life.
A laborer and former livery-man, he was married in Rochester to Arminta ABBOTT, who died in 1933. A brother, John [RICKMAN], also prceded him in death.
Mr. Rickman lost an arm in 1884 when at the age of 14 years he was injured in a gun accident while hunting at Lake Manitou. There are no known relatives surviving.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Wade H. Waller
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron for Wade H. WALLER, 75, Gilead, who died at 8 p.m. Saturday in the home of his son in Junction City, Kan., with whom he was visiting.
Mr. Waller was born to Richard and Josephine ANDERSON [WALLER], Oct. 10, 1886, in Tennessee. He was retired from the Miami county highway department, fo which he was a maintenance worker. Mr. Waller was a member of the Lutheran church.
Surviving are the son, Olin [WALLER], who is stationed at Ft. Riley, Kan., and two grandchildren.
The Rev. Earl GUINGRICH of the Gilead Methodist church will officiate at the service. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lavina A. Cochran
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Mrs. Lavina A. COCHRAN, 68, who died Saturday at her home in Kewanna. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Born in Rochester on June 29, 1893, Mrs. Cochran was the daugher of John and Bertha MOORE HENDERSON. She was married to Andrew COCHRAN on June 5, 1914, in Rochester.
Mrs. Cochran was a member of the First Baptist church here.
Surviving are five daughers, Mrs. Margaret McCUTCHEON, Denver; Mrs. Mildred CONLEY, Rochester; Mrs. Mary SHRIVER, Mentone; Mrs. Phyllis REED, Rochester, and Mrs. Doris JAMES, Kewanna; four sons, Francis [COCHRAN], LaPorte, Charles [COCHRAN], Milford; Ernest [COCHRAN], Rochester, and Donald [COCHRAN], Kewanna; thirty grandchildren and one great-grandson.
One son and one daughter preceded her in death.

Logan Van Doran
Final rites for Logan Van DORAN, 69, Warsaw, a native of Newcastle township, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wedesday in the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw. Mr. Van Doran died in Punta Gorda, Fla., Thursday following surgery and a heart attack.
A retired businessman of Warsaw, Mr. Van Doran was the son of James and Laura KESSLER Van DORAN. He moved to Warsaw as a young man. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Helen) DRUBA, Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Mack HAIMBAUGH, Mentone and a brother, Harold [Van DORAN], Akron.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.

Lawrence Casler
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bouchard funeral home in Largo, Fla., for Lawrence CASLER, 66, who died Suddenly Saturday at Gainsville, Fla.
Mr. Casler moved to Largo from Rochester one year ago.
He is survived by his wife, Alberta [CASLER]; a daughter, Mrs. Betty PETRO, Gainesville; two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle GATTS, Noblesville.

Tuesday, March 13, 1962

Jesse L. Shields
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the St. Paul's Episcopal church at Indianapolis for Jesse Leroy SHIELDS, 82, Rochester native who died Saturday at his home in Indianapolis, 3710 Governor's road. Friends may call at the Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek mortuary from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today.
Mr. Shields was born and educated in Rochester but had not rsided in the city for over 50 years. He was on the editorial staff of The Rochester Sentinel as a youth and then worked as a reporter for the now-defunct Chicago Inter-Ocean. Later, he entered the life insurance field at Indianapolis.
His grandfather, the late Jesse SHIELDS, erected the Main steet building which now houses Zimmerman's Pastries and the Farmers and Merchants Bank. His father, Jay [SHIELDS], was postmaster here. Mr. Shields' wife and a brother, Harry [SHIELDS], well-known evangelist singer, preceded him in death. There are no immediate survivors.

Mildred Rhodes
Mrs. Claude (Mildred) RHODES, 47, a former Tippecanoe resident, died at 11 p.m. Monday in St. Mary's hospital at Evansville from injuries suffered in an auto accident Sunday afternoon at Mt. Carmel, Ill.
The accident occurred during a blinding rainstorm. Mrs. Rhodes and her family were residents of West Memphis, Ark.
Mrs. Rhodes' husband and daughter Judy [RHODES] are listed in fair condition at a hospital in Mt. Carmel, while her daughtr Janet [RHODES] and a passenger in the Rhodes car, Mrs. YARBURROUGH, are listed in serious condition at the Evansville hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Wednesday, March 14, 1962

Mildred Rhodes
Final rites for Mrs. Claude (Mildred) RHODES, 47, an Argos native and former Tippecanoe resident who was fatally injurd in an auto crash, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER, will officiate and burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Rhodes died at 10 p.m. Monday in St. Mary's hospital at Evansville. The accident occurred at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on Ill. 1 south of Mount Carmel during a blinding rainstorm.
Injurd in the accident were Mrs. Rhodes' husband and a daughter, Judy, both of whom are listed in "fair' condition at a Mount Carmel hospital, and another daugher, Janet, and a neighbor, Mrs. Modene YARBUROUGH, who are listed as "serious' in St. Mary's hospital.
Mrs. Rhodes was born in Argos March 29, 1914, the daughter of Russell and Mae PONTIUS LOWRY. She was married in Argos June 20, 1935. The family had rsided in the Tippecanoe area for many years before moving to West Memphis, Ark., 14 months ago.
Surviving with the husband and Janet and Judy are two other daughters, Mrs. Jack (Anne) SWIHART, Roann, and Miss Linda Sue RHODES, Warsaw; two sons, Thomas Arthur [RHODES], with the U.S. Navy in Spain, and Larry D. [RHODES[, Bourbon; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Herbert AMOS and Mrs. Clarence GOCHENOUR, Argos; Mrs. Howard UTTER, Mentone, and Mrs. Jack ADAMS, Warsaw, and a brother, Robert R. LOWRY, Argos.

F. Earl Martin
F. Earl MARTIN, 74, who owned and operated the Martin Brothers service station in Argos for many years, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Martin and two brothers, Leo and James [MARTIN], owned the service station for several years, in addition to an oil distributorship. Earl Martin was sole owner from 1941 until his retirement in 1957.
Active in church work, Mr. Martin was a member of the Argos Congretational Christian church, a trustee of the church and president of the New Friendship Sunday school class. He was a charter member of the Argos Lions club and past member of the Argos Izaak Walton League.
Born near Argos Feb. 19, 1888, he was the son of Alonzo and Dorcas BANNON MARTIN. He was married March 16, 1910 to Pearl SINGERY, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dick (Mildred) HARRING, Portage, and a brother, James [MARTIN], Argos.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Argos Congregational Christian church with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Friday and at the church for one hour before services.

Thursday, March 15, 1962

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Friday, March 16, 1962

Edward R. Casterline
Funeral services were conducted last week in Bradenton, Fla., for Edward Ray CASTERLINE, 72, R.R. 5, Rochester. He died of a heart attack at Bradenton on March 6.
A native of Ohio, Mr. Casterline and his wife moved to this community in 1941. They rsided on the LANDIS farm northeast of Talma. A plumber by trade, he operated a plumbing shop at one time in Rochester. Mr. Casterline attended the Church of God here.
The wife, Helen L. [CASTERLINE], survives.

Saturday, March 17, 1962

Mary E. Shoemaker
Mrs. Mary E. SHOEMAKER, 78, R.R. 1, Akron, died at her home at noon Friday of a heart ailment. Mrs. Shoemaker had been ill for the past five years and seriously ill for the past two weeks.
Mrs. Shormaker was born to William and Barbara LANDIS RUNKLE on Jan. 17, 1884 in Miami county, where she spent most of her life. She married George W. SHOEMAKER at Denver in 1905. Mr. Shoemaker died in 1958. Mrs. Shoemaker was a member of the Pleasant Hill church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Lavon) HAMILTON, Macy; one son, Russell [SHOEMAKER], Akron; two brothers, William RUNKLE, Akron, and Harry RUNKLE, Macy; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Pleasant Hill church with the Rev. Earl LONGENBAUGH of Warsaw officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetry at Athens.
Mrs. Shoemaker will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home to the residence six miles southwest of Akron, where friends may call after 6 p.m. today and until noon Monday. Friends may call at the church one hour before services.

Monday, March 19, 1962

Gladys M. Coffing
Mrs. Gladys Mae COFFING, 67, R.R. 1, Macy, took her own life by hanging this morning at her home seven miles southeast of Rochester in Miami county. Dr. Lloyd HILL, Miami county coroner, placed time of death as 6 o'clock.
Mrs. Coffing had been in failing health for six months.
Born Feb. 1, 1894 near the home in which she died, she was the daughter of David and Maria NICKOLS CLEMANS. She had resided all her life in the Macy vicinity.
A member of the Macy First Christian church, she was married Dec. 30, 1914 in Macy to Ralph W. COFFING, who died Sept. 16, 1960.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) BURKE, Monticello; a son, Winston [COFFING], R.R. 1, Macy, and five grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.
Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Tuesday, March 20, 1962

Alice Luckenbill
Mrs. Alice LUCKENBILL, 77, R.R. 1, Akron, a lifetime resident of the Akron community, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday in Beatty Memorial hospital at Westville. She had been ill several years.
Born May 30, 1884 in Miami county, she was the daugher of LeRoy and Lucy NEISWANDER CONNER. She was married in 1913 to Alonzo LUCKENBILL, who died in 1952. She was a member of the Omega club.
Surviving are a step-son, Kenneth LUCKENBILL, R.R. 1, Akron; two step-daughers, Mrs. L. B. HAN, Inverness, Mont., and Mrs. J. E. GOFF, Stanwood, Wash.; three nieces; two nephews; eleven step-grandchildren, and eighteen step-great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Tom Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetry.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Gladys M. Coffing
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Gladys Mae COFFING, 68, R.R. 1, Macy, who died Monday morning at her home seven miles southeast of Rochester in Miami county.
The Rev. SHEWMAN of the Salem Christian church near Peru will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Nora Thompson
Services will be Wednesday in San Diego, Cal., for Mrs. Nora THOMPSON, 83, a former Argos resident, who died in San Diego at 11:50 p.m. Sunday in her home after an illness of one hour, the Grossman funeral home at Argos was informd today.
Mrs. Thompson was born May 21, 1879, near Argos and had spent her lifetime there until moving to San Diego 25 years ago. Her parents were Jarvis C. and Levina NEWHOUSE. She married Elwin O. THOMPSON in Argos in 1941. She was a member of the San Diego Methodist church.
Surviving are two step-sons, John C. THOMPSON, San Diego, and Robert E. THOMPSON, Chula Vista, Cal.; four step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. William (Eunice) THOMPSON, Argos; one brother, Ora NEWHOUSE, Argos, and several nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, March 21, 1962

Donald C. Burch
Donald C. BURCH, 78, R.R. 2, Akron, died at his home Tuesday at 11 p.m. Mr. Burch had been ill for the past three years.
Mr. Burch was born to Jerome and Elizabeth LOVE BURCH March 28, 1883 in Rochester. A farmer, he was married to Nona TRACY in 1905. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are eight sons, Gene [BURCH], Rochester; Max [BURCH], R.R. 3, North Manchester; Voris "Bud" [BURCH], R.R. 2, North Manchester; Harvey [BURCH], North Manchester; Estil [BURCH], Disko; Byron [BURCH], Indianapolis; Sam [BURCH], Monticello, and Raymond [BURCH], North Manchester; two daughters, Mrs. Geneva GRONINGER, Plainfield, and Nina BURCH, Wabash; seventeen grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron after 3 p.m.Thursday and until noon Friday. The body will lie in state from 1 - 2 p.m. at the church.

Pauline Diveley
Funeral services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Royal Center for Miss Pauline DIVELEY, 61, Grass Creek, who died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Logansport.
The Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Miss Diveley was born in Grass Creek on Aug. 24, 1900, the daughter of William F. and Martha HIZER DIVELEY. She ws a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church and a graduate of Indiana university. She was a former school teacher.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Martha DIVELEY, Grss Creek; three brothers, Edgar [DIVELEY], Rochester, Russell [DIVELEY], Grass Crek, and George [DIVELEY], Glasgow, Mont.; and two sisters, Mrs. Florence ROUCH, Fulton, and Mrs. Violet SIMPSON, Tampa, Fla.

Thursday, March 22, 1962

Theodosia Thrush
Word was received today of the death of Mrs. Theodosia PARKER THRUSH, 94, Clovis, Cal., a former Rochester teacher. Mrs. [Thrush] died in a Clovis hospital at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, where she had been a patient for the past two months.
Mrs. [Thrush] formerly taught at the old Columbia school and moved from this city about 30 years ago.
Surviving are a sister, Mayme LOY, Rochester; a niece, Mrs. Glenn (Lucille) CLOUD, Rochester; a daughter, Ruth WEBSTER, Clovis, and a granddaughter, Joyce [WEBSTER], Clovis.
Services are pending at the Doice funeral home in Clovis.

Friday, March 23, 1962

Harry M. Thomas
Harry M. THOMAS, 61, a former resident of the Rochester community, died Thursday at 1:45 p.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital after an illness of three weeks.
Mr. Thomas was born Nov. 21, 1900 in rochester and moved to Michigan as a small boy. He returned to Rochester in 1920. In 1922, he married Ruby Fern BUTLER and in 1927 they moved to Culver, where Mr. Thomas spent the remainder of his life.
His parents were David and Myrtle MERLIE THOMAS. Mr. Thomas was a member of the Culver Emanuel E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, Harry [THOMAS], Jr., South Bend; Richard Basel and Melvin Eugene [THOMAS], both of Culver; two brothers, Harold [THOMAS], Niles, Mich., and Hubert [THOMAS], Dowagiac, Mich., and ten grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. EST Sunday in the Emanuel E.U.B. church at Culver with the Rev. Walter CHRISHOL officiating. Burial will be at the Culver Masonic cemetery.
Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. today and until noon Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.

Roderick V. Palmer
Roderick V. "Rod" PALMER, 70, R.R. 1, Macy, a native of England, died at his home at Nyona Lake at 6:20 a.m. today. He had been seriously ill since December.
The son of Frank and Emily BISHOP PALMER, he was born March 9, 1892, and had lived at Nyona Lake for 20 years, moving there from Logansport. He was married Aug. 22, 1941 in South Bend to Alberta SWITZER.
Mr. Palmer was a member of the Blue lodge of the Masonic Order at Macy, the O.E.S. of Macy and the Royal Arch Masons of Rochester. For many years before his illness, he played violin in the Logansport Shrine's minstrel show. He was a carpenter by occupation.
Surviving with the wife are three daughrters of Logansport, Mrs. Fred (Rose) MILLER, Mrs. Robert (Pauline) LOWE and Mrs. John (Virginia) HILDEBRANDT; a sister, Mrs. Anne STAUNTON, England, and several grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ronald HARSHMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Montmorenci cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Saturday, March 24, 1962

Charles Wyland
Charles Iverson Paul WYLAND, 61, former Fulton county resident, died suddenly of a heart attack Friday at 8 a.m. in Fot Myers Beach, Fla. The fatal seizure came in the Postoffice there, where Mr. Wyland was postmaster.
His death came as a shock to his family and friends, for he had not previously been ill.
Mr. Wyland had resided in Florida since 1951, moving there from Leiters Ford where he had operated a hardware store and served as cashier and director of the Leiters Ford State Bank.
An accomplished musician and choir director, he had directed community choirs at Fort Myers Beach since moving there. While in Fulton county, he directed the choir of the First Presbyterian church in Rochester. His wife, the former Gladys MINARDO, died in 1955. She also was a choir director here, for the First Baptist church.
He was a member of the Masonic lodge, Presbyterian church and the Shrine. Born at Elkhart on April 30, 1900, he was the son of Iverson and Ella WYLAND.
Surviving are two daughters, Annell [WYLAND], at home, and Mrs. Glenn (Marjorie) SKERSICK, Kewanna; his father-in-law, William MINARDO, Fort Myers Beach; three sisters, Miss Zoe WYLAND and Mrs. Day GROVE, both of Elkhart, and Mrs. Zella LANGE, Michigan City, and four grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be conducted at Elkhart but arrangements are incomplete. Mr. and Mrs. Skersick left by plane Friday for Fort Myers Beach.

Monday, March 26, 1962

Randall Burton Harlan
Randall Burton HARLAN, one-year-old son of Richard and Viola FIKE HARLAN, R.R. 1, Akron, died suddenly at 9 a.m. Sunday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. Cause of death has not been determined. He was ill for 24 hours.
The boy was born in Rochester March 21, 1961.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Ronald [HARLAN], at home; a sister, April Dawn [HARLAN], at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Blanche HARLAN, Disko; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron FIKE, West Plains, Mo., and the maternal great-grandfather, P. L. FIKE, West Plains.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Co-operative Brethren church with the Revs. Oscar FIKE and Horace HUSE officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and at the church from 1 - 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Charles Wyland
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at the Hartzler-Gutermuth funeral home in Elkhart for Charles I. P. WYLAND, 61, postmaster at Fort Myers Beach., Fla., who died at work there Friday.
Mr. Wyland formerly resided at Leitrs Ford and was well known in Fulton county. The Elkhart funeral home is located on Frenklin steet in that city. Services also were conducted at Fort Myers Beach Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, March 27, 1962

Dallas C. Mow
Dallas Clayton MOW, 76, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eldrith COOK, R.R. 3, Rochester. Mr. Mow had been in failing health for the past year. He had resided with Mrs. Cook for the past seven months.
Mr. Mow was the son of Marion and Eva CLARK MOW. He was born in Richland township May 14, 1885, and resided all his life in this community.
Mr. Mow married Sarah O'BLENIS on March 19, 1913. She died in April, 1951.
Surviving with the daughter, Mrs. Eldrith (Eloise) COOK, are two other daughers, Mrs. Elmer (Ruth) COOK, Argos, and Mrs. Robert (Wilma) FOLTZ, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Dean MOW, R.R. 5, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Three broters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grandview E.U.B. church with the former pastor of that church, the Rev. Paul STEELE, officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Amos C. Kester
A former taxi cab company owner, Amos C. KESTER, 72, died at 4 p.m. Monday in Macon, Ga., where he had resided for the past four years. He had been in failing health for five years.
Mr. Kester was born Aug. 22, 1889 in Coles county, Ill., to John and Florrie KESTER. Prior to living in Rochester for 30 years, he had lived in Plymouth and Shelbyville, Ill. He was married to Ida May WHITE in Coles county Dec. 22, 1910.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Thelma HAYWARD, Macon; two granddaughters; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Daphne AWALD, Plymouth, and Mrs. Doll HARDESTY, Woodinville, Wash; five brothers, Elmer [KESTER], Akron; Robert [KESTER], Tucson, Ariz.; Raymond [KESTER], Salem, Ill.; Thomas [KESTER], Long Beach, Cal., and Frank [KESTER], Joplin, Mo.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home, where final rites are pending.

Wednesday, March 28, 1962

Zella K. Shotts
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire and Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Zella K. SHOTTS, 64, R.R. 5, Logansport, who died Tuesday at 1:40 p.m. in the Wabash county hospital at Wabash after six weeks' illness.
Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Thursday noon.
A former resident of the Grass Creek vicinity, Mrs. Shotts moved near Logansport six years ago. She was born in Pekin, Ind., on April 17, 1897, the daughter of George and Emma CURTIS. Her marriage was on June 2, 1917 to Elihu SHOTTS, who died in 1951.
Syurviving are five daughters, Mrs. Frances LANTZ, Idaville; Mrs. Florence ARMEY, North Manchester; Mrs. Mary Jane MADARY, Logansport; Mrs. Grace POTTS, Monticello; and Mrs. Margaret RAY, Indianapolis; two sons, Frank [SHOTTS], South Bend, and Albert [SHOTTS], Rochester; eighteen grandchildren; two grat-grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Amy BUSH, Clarksville; Mrs. Eva BOYLES, Salem; Mrs. Minnie CLARK, Battle Ground, and Mrs. Ruth HUFFMAN, Lafayette. Two sisters preceded in death.

Thursday, March 29, 1962

Ada Blessing
Last rites will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home her for Miss Ada Mae BLESSING, 58, 1513 Wallace avenue, who died Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Healthwin hospital near South Bend.
She had been a hospital patient since Monday and death followed an illness of seven months.
Dr. M. L. ROBINSON will officiate at the rits and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Jan. 14, 1904 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Abraham and Mary TALLEY BLESSING. She had spent most of her life in Fulton and Cass counties.
Miss Blessing was a member of the Logansport Baptist Temple.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Harold HODSON, Elk Grove, Cal.; and Mrs. Clarence CAMP, Little Rock, Ark.; two brothers, Glen SQUIRES, Rochester, and Arthur SQUIRES, Logansport, and five nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded her in death.

Amos C. Kester
Final rites for Amos C. KESTER, 72, former Rochester taxi cab company owner who died Monday in Macon, Ga., will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Kester had lived in Rochester for 30 years before moving to Georgia.

Donna Reese
Mrs. Lloyd (Donna) REESE died at 11:10 a.m. today at her home, R.R. 1, Macy, at the age of 65. Funeral services are tentatively set or 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Macy Methodist church. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Mamie Thompson
Mrs. Mamie THOMPSON, 74, Akron, died in her home at 7 a.m. today after an illness of several years. She had been in serious condition for one and a half days.
A lifetime resident of the Akron community, she was born in Fulton county Jan. 2, 1888 to Robert Eugene and Emma CLEVENGER WOLPERT. She was married in 1905 to John THOMPSON, who died in August, 1959. She was a member of the Emanuel E.U.B. church near Akron.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Emma HUNTER, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; Mrs. Helen HARTZLER, Disko, and Mrs. Marjorie DAVIS, Mentone; four sons, Byron [THOMPSON], R.R. 1, Akron; Ed [THOMPSON], Akron, Noman [THOMPSON], R.R. 1, Roann, and Richard [THOMPSON], with the U.S. Army in Germany; twenty grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren. Four children preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Tom Haupert funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

William Wynn
Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence FLETCHER, Rochester, of the death in Lansing, Mich., of William WYNN, a Rochester native who was reared by the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin FLETCHER, Rochester.
Mr. Wynn died of a stroke at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. He had been ill for six months. He had visited the Clarence Fletchers frequently, after moving to Lansing.
Among the survivors are a cousin, Bert FLETCHER, Rochester, and three nephews, Orville TOWNE and Elmer FLETCHER, Argos, and Hershel FLETCHER, Plymouth.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Lansing.
Friday, March 30, 1962

June Zimmerman and
Michael Jack Zimmerman
Mrs. June ZIMMERMAN, 21, Bloomington, and her 21-month-old son, Michael Jack [ZIMMERMAN], daughter-in-law and grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer ZIMMERMAN of Rochester, died of asphyxiation about 9 a.m. today after an oil stove in their 35-foot house trailer exploded and the trailer caught fire.
Mrs. Zimmerman, wife of Jack ZIMMERMAN, formerly of Rochester, was found with her baby in her arms on the floor of the trailer. Zimmerman, 24, operates a Spudnut bakery in Bloomington and was at work when the expolsion occurred.
Dr. Neal BAXTER, Monroe county coroner, said the victims died of monoxide poisoning and asphyxiation shortly after the oil stove exploded. He said the bodies were not badly burned. The fire gutted the inside of the two-year-old trailer, but did little damage to its exterior.
The trailer was at Neal's Trailer Court on the southwest side of Bloomington on Ind. 45. Ray Neal, owner of the court, said the Zimmermans had been having trouble with the oil stove and had put an electric fan in front of it because the stove's blower did not operate corrctly.
Mrs. Zimmerman apparently was in the kitchen of the trailer and the baby was in the bedroom at the rear of the vehicle. After the explosion, Mrs. Zimmerman managed to get her child, but could not leave the trailer by its back door because the door was locked. Fire blocked the way to the trailer's front door.
Jack Zimmerman has operated the Spudnut shop for about two months. He attended Purdue univeersity before moving to Bloomington.
The bodies are at the Greene and Harrell funeral home in Bloomington.

Marvin E. Johnson
Marvin Edgar JOHNSON, Peru, father of State Trooper James JOHNSON of Lake Manitou, was killed at 9:05 p.m. Thursday in the Cheviot, O., railroad yards, when he was run over by a C&O switch engine.
Mr. Johnson had been employed by the C&O for over 50 years. He joined the railroad April 10, 1910 in Virginia. On Dec. 23, 1912, he came to Peru to work with the Chicago section. He had served as a conductor since 1919.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the Peru Methodist church and the Masonic lodge. He had been secretary of the Order of Railroad Conductors and Brakemen for the past 30 years.
At the time of the accident, Mr. Johnson was preparing to return to Peru. He is believed to have fallen into the path of the switch engine
He was the father of Dr. O. B. JOHNSON and Marvin JOHNSON, both of Peru.
Funeral services are pending at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru.

Eva May Fowler
Eva May FOWLER, 82, Macy, died at 2:40 a.m. today in a Logansport hospital. Mr. Fowler had spent her lifetime as a school teacher and librarian.
She was born Feb. 8, 1880, in Macy, to James W. and Romanie C. HOOVER [HURST]. On May 11, 1907 she married Edward T. FOWLER. Mr. Fowler died in 1941.
Mrs. Fowler taught school in Macy, Rochdale and Wolcott. She was state librarian at Indianapolis, and also librarian at Springfield, Ill. and Peru. She was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority, the Macy WCTU and the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are two brothers, Hurd J. HURST, Peru, and Blain J. HURST, Mcy; three sisters, Mrs. Ester M. HAYNES, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Ruth M. QUICK, Macy, and Mrs. Nina M. RICHARDSON, North Manchester, and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the McCain funeral home at the junction of U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. The Rev. Avery MILEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Melvin R. Wilhelm
Melvin R. WILHELM, 78, South Bend, a former Rochester resident, died at 2 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in South Bend, where he had been a patient for the past week. Mr. Wilhelm had been ill for four years.
Mr. Wilhelm was born in Fulton county April 28, 1883, to Riley and Lavina COOPER WILHELM. He spent the first part of his life in Fulton county and later moved to Argos. Twenty years ago he moved to South Bend and in recent years had resided at South Bend with his daughter, Miss Lora WILHELM.
He was married Aug. 14, 1904, to Nora Estella FRY. She died Oct. 19, 1943. Mr. Wilhelm was a retired farmer.
Surviving with Miss Wilhelm are six other daughters, Mrs. Fred (Nellie) THOMPSON, Bass Lake; Mrs. Cecil (Hazel) CLINGLER, Delong, Mrs. John (Edith) McCOIGE, Culver; Mrs. Herbey (Lola) VERMILLION, Plymouth; Mrs. Donald (Frieda) SWIHART, LaPaz, and Mrs. Leonard (Zeina) BENGSTON, Wells, Mich; four sons, Cecil [WILHELM], LaOtta, Kenneth [WILHELM], Logansport; Cliford [WILHELM], Walworth, Wis.; and Charles [WILHELM], Plymouth; thirty-seven grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; one brother, George [WILHELM], R.R. 1, Culver; one sister, Mrs. Dessa BRUGH, Culver, and one half-brother, Donald CALHOUN, Argos.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ernest SCOTT of the First Baptist chuch of South Bend will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Culver.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Donna Reese
Final rites for Mrs. Donna COLLINS REESE, 65, R.R. 1, Macy, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Macy Methodist church. The Revs. Ronald HARSHMAN, Russell GOOD and Ed JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until noon Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.
Mrs. Reese died at 11:10 a.m. thursday at her home after an illness of two months. She had resided most of her life in Fulton county.
She was born in Fulton county April 13, 1896 to Dora and Ella BARKER COLLINS. She was married March 10, 1920 in Rochester to Lloyd REESE. Mrs. Reese was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Maxine) FISH, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Wayne (Bonnie) BAKER, R.R. 1, Mentone; four sons, Wayne, R.R. 1, Akron; Gene and Maynard, both, Rochester, and Dick [REESE], R.R. 2, Macy; seventeen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia JEWELL and Mrs. Goldie MATHIAS, both R.R. 6, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. The parents and a brother preceded in death.

Saturday, March 31, 1962

William E. Steffen
William E. STEFFEN, 79, Rochester, died at 6:50 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for three days. Mr. Steffen had lived in Rochester for three years, moving here from Chicago.
Born Feb. 10, 1883 in Chicago, he was married April 22, 1908 to Elizabeth M. GRADY, who died four weeks ago. He was a member of the St. Joseph church here and the Good Council lodge, Knights of Columbus, in Chicago.
Mr. Steffen retired four years ago.
The Rosary will be recited by Father George LANNING at the Foster & Good funeral home at 8 o'clock tonight. The body then will be removed to the Dunlap funeral home in Chicago where final rites are pending.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

June Zimmerman and
Michael Jack Zimmerman
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Coalbush E.U.B. church in Mishawaka for Mrs. June ZIMMERMAN, 21, and her 21-month-old son, Michael Jack [ZIMMERMAN], daughter-in-law and grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer ZIMMERMAN of Rochester. The caskets will be closed.
Friends may call at the Bent and Sprauge funeral home 1118 South Mill, Mishawaka, Sunday afternoon and evening.
Mrs. Zimmerman and her chiuld died after an explosion and fire in their home trailer at Bloomington. The husband and father is Jack ZIMMERMAN, 24, former Rochester resident.

M. E. Johnson
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru for M. E. JOHNSON, 73, Peru, who died Thursday night. There will be Masonic graveside rites and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Johnson, father of James JOHNSON, local state trooper, was killed when struck by a train in the Cheviot railroad yards near Cincinnati, O.

Monday, April 2, 1962

Emery E. Smyth
Word has been received here of the death of Emery Ellsworth SMYTH, 73, Tonkawa, Okla., a former Rochester resident and father of Mrs. Charles POWERS, Rochester.
Mr. Smyth died at his home Saturday, March 24. He had been in poor health after suffering a stroke, a year ago.
Born Feb. 26, 1889 at Berwick, Kan., he was the son of Taylor Webster and Huldah R. SMYTH. He lived in Eddy, Okla., from 1901 to 1920, then on a farm near Ponca City until August, 1929, when he moved to Rochester. He returned to Eddy in 1935, then retired in 1957 and moved to Tonkawa where he lived until his death.
Mr. Smyth was married Dec. 17, 1912 in Medford, Okla., to Bessie DOBBS. They would have observed their 50th wedding anniversary in nine months.
Surviving with the wife, at home, Mrs. Powers, are a son, Taylor SMITH, R.R. 2, Blackwell, Okla.; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews. The parents, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Services were conducted at the McCafferty-Bolick chapel in Tonkawa by the Rev. Floyd DIEHM, pastor of the First Christian church at Blackwell. Burial was in the New Home cemetery near Eddy.

Tuesday, April 3, 1962

[no obits]

Wednesday, April 4, 1962

Harley J. Emmons
Final rites for Harley J. EMMONS, 83, R.R. 1, Logansport, a native of Fulton county who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fisher funerl home at Logansport. The Revs. Christen McCLURE and John PARKS will officiate and burial will be in St. John's cemetery.
Friends may call at the fneral home.
Mr. Emmons died at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday in Logansport Memorial hospital. He had been ill since Friday.
He was born Nov. 11, 1878, the son of William and Catherine WAGNER EMMONS. He was married in Logansport March 17, 1943 to Mildred GOLTRY. He was custodian of Noble township high school before retirement. He was a member of the Webb Chapel Methodist church at Logansport.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter Mrs. Cecil SHULA, Chicago; three step-sons, Harry KLOENNE, Jr., and Robert KLOENNE, both of Peru, and Fred KLOENNE, Logansport; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren.

Thursday, April 5, 1962

Bertha E. Shoemaker
Mrs. Bertha E. SHOEMAKER, 77, Fulton, died at her home at 4:05 a.m. today after an illness of two years. She had resided in the Fulton community most of her life.
Born near Fulton Jan. 9, 1885, she was the daughter of Samuel and Effie LEE SPENCER. She was married Aug. 29, 1901 in Fulton to James H. SHOEMAKER. She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Leon [SHOEMAKER], Indianapolis, and Paul [SHOEMAKER], Orange, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. Al (Muriel) JOHNSON, Fulton; Mrs. Wilbur (Effie) HOUSE, Indianapolis; and Mrs. Arthur (Doris) GEIST, Granger; two brothers, Carmen [SPENCER], Fulton, and Oved [SPENCER], Minong, Wis.; fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. Arthur S. TRUEX officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the Shoemaker residence after 6 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services. The Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond V. Palmer
Word has been received here of the death of Raymond Valentine PALMER, 72, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Mr. Palmer, who had several cousins in Fulton county, was born in Tiosa to James Madison and Dilla PARRELS PALMER, Feb. 14, 1889. He died Jan. 29, 1962.
Mr. Palmer moved to Canada in 1900 and became a member of the Royal Canadian Medical Corps in Europe. In 1920, he married Ann Grace RUTLEDGE.
Surviving with the wife are a son, a brother and a sister.

Friday, April 6, 1962

[no obits]

Saturday, April 7, 1962

Ray E. Kile
Ray E. KILE, 71, South Bend, half-brother of Merle CRAIG, Mrs. Wilson DRUDGE and Mrs. Mildred McINTIRE, all of Rochester, died Friday afternoon at his home unexpectedly. Final rites will be at 12:30 p.m. EST Monday at the Mickey funeral home, 2702 Lincolnway West, South Bend. Burial will be in South Bend. He was a former Rochester mail carrier.

Ed McCool
Funeral rites will be Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Kewanna for Ed McCOOL, 79, of near Kewanna, who died at 1 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital here after 10 days' illness.
The Rev. Father Matthew DRENNAN will offficiate and burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Born Feb. 12, 1883, in Fulton county, Mr. McCool was the son of Cornelius and Sarah HUDKINS McCOOL. He was a member of St. Ann's church.
The only survivors are four nieces and one nephew.

Chauncey A. Dice
Chauncey A. DICE, 68, Fulton, former owner of the Dice Oil Company of Fulton, died Friday at his home at 6:15 p.m. Mr. Dice had been ill for the past four years.
Mr. Dice was born Sept. 4, 1893 to James and Kitura RAY DICE. He had resided the past 60 years in the Fulton and Logansport communities. Mr. Dice was married Dec. 24, 1913 to Blanche BEATTIE, who survives.
Mr. Dice, a member of the Fulton Baptist church, retired about four years ago, selling his business to his nephew, Paul DICE. Mr. Dice operated an oil truck out of Logasport for the Pure Oil company before staring the Dice Oil firm.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Richard [DICE], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Marie) RENTSCHLER, Fulton, and Mrs. Isaac (Cecelia) LOWE, Rochester, one brother, Glen [DICE], Fulton, and eight nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. Linford ORR officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until noon Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, April 9, 1962

Elizabeth Sterner
Mrs. Elizabeth STERNER, 91, 700 Pontiac street, who was the oldest living alumnus of Rochester high school, died at 11:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Tuesday, April 10, 1962

Elizabeth E. Sterner
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers fneral home here for Mrs. Elizabeth E. STERNER, well-known and longtime resident of Rocheter. The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.
Mrs. Sterner died at the age of 91 years Monday at 11:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. In failing health for several years, she had been seriously ill with a heart condition since March 17 and was a hospital patient for three weeks.
Mrs. Sterner was the oldest living graduate of Rochester high school, having earned her diploma in 1888. Also the oldest member of the First Baptist church, she held the distinction of being the only member to have her name on the cornerstone scrolls of both the new building, erected last year, and on the now-dismantled old church, built in 1889.
She was born in Calhoun, Neb., on Oct. 17, 1870, the daughter of Elwood and Mary Jane SEFFENS STANTON. She spent seven childhood years on the Winnebago Indian reservation in western Nebraska, where her father taught Indians farming. This was the time of the Indian uprisings in that area and among the U.S. Cavalry commanders in Nebraska was Gen. George CUSTER, later massacred by the Sioux at Little Big Horn in Montana in 1876.
Mrs. Sterner later wrote two booklets of her childhood days, entitled "My Indian Memories" and "The American Indian." Copies of both are in the Rochester-Fulton County Library and also in the Congressional Library at Washington.
A former elementary school teacher here, she also served many years as secretary of the county health department. As a young woman, she had made a solitary trip to Alaska when that state was sparsely settled. After visiting schools and hospitals there, she returned to campaign for funds to assist the natives of the territory.
A member 75 years of the First Baptist church, she had served as Sunday School teacher, leader in Ladies' Bible class activities and as church organist. She long was active in county musical circles. She also was a member of the DAR chapter and Woman's club.
A resident of Rochester for about 75 years, she came here from LaPorte with her parents. Her marriage was in Rochester on June 20, 1894, to Frank M. STERNER, who died in 1930. He operated the Book Store at the present location for a time and was assistant postmastr 22 years.
Surviving are one son, Howard STERNER, Columbus, O.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family asks that remembrances other than flowers be made in the form desired by friends.

Deloise Severns
Deloise SEVERNS, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 12:40 p.m. today at his home. Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Ira C. Smith
Ira C. SMITH, 84, Nyona Lake, died at 10 p.m. Monday, in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of 1 1/2 weeks. He had resided most of his life in Fulton county.
Born in Fulton Nov. 28, 1877, he was the son of Jacob and Rosa E. SMITH. He was married March 8, 1918 to Myrtle B. DAY, who died in 1957. Mr. Smith was a retired farmer and was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge.
Surviving are a son, Newell C. DAY, Davenport, Ia., five grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jessie BLACKBURN, Fulton; a brother, Lloyd SMITH, Sunrise Beach, Mo.; a nephew and a niece.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Ronald HARSHMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Margaret Scott
Mrs. Margaret SCOTT, 77, Elwood, mother of Mrs. Robert MARLEY, 1119 Hill street, died of cancer Monday in Mercy hospital, Elwood. She was a patient for 12 days.
Surviving with Mrs. Marley are two sisters and a brother. [Funeral rites will be] Thursday at the Copher and Felser funeral home in Elwood and burial will be in the Union Chapel cemetery at Indianapolis.

Wednesday, April 11, 1962

Deloise Severns
Last rites for Deloise SEVERNS, 61, Rochester township farmer, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good 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.
Mr. Severns, a lifetime resident of this area, died about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home in the Woodrow community south of Rochester. He had been seriously ill for the past month and had been confined to Woodlawn hospital until last Saturday.
A member of the board of directors of the Fulton Couny Farm Bureau Cooperative, had been most active in the performance of these duties. He was in his third year as a Cooperative directive.
Born Nov. 24, 1900, in Newcastle township, Mr. Severns was a son of Wellington and Anna LITTLE SEVERNS. His marriage was in Rochester Nov. 24, 1920, to Mabel OLIVER, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Ben [SEVERNS], Athens, and Jack [SEVERNS], R.R. 1, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. William (Kathryn) ZIESENHENE, Rochester; one brother, French "Mike" SEVERNS, Monticello; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His parents and one son preceded him in death.

Mabelle K. Gast
Mrs. Mabelle K. GAST, 71, lifetime resident of the Akron community, died Tuesday at 3:20 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Gast had been ill for the past 3 1/2 years and bedfast for the past 17 days.
Mrs. Gast was born May 30, 1890, in Kosciusko county to Elias and Amanda KISTLER LEININGER. She was a graduate of Akron high school, attended Teachers college at Winona Lake and taught school. In recent years she was of the Christian Science faith. Mrs. Gast was a charter member of the Akron Mothers study club and a member of the Twi-Ze-Month club. She was married June 22, 1910 to Karl [B.] GAST.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Juanita BOSWELL, Akron, and Mrs. Barbara Van GILDER, Mentone; three sons, Stuart [GAST], Winamac; Charles [GAST], R.R. 1, Akron, and Tom [GAST], R.R. 2, Akron; seventeen grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Ida THOMPSON, Winona Lake. Five sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Tom Haupert funeral home with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS and Mrs. Jeannette HARBOUT officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and until the hour of the service.

Agnes Maroney
Final rites for Miss Agnes MARONEY, 77, Kewanna, will be Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Kewanna with the Rev. Father Matthew DRENNAN officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery.
Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport, where the rosary will be recited Thursday at 7 p.m.
Miss Maroney died at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's hospital at Logansport after a long illness. She was born in Fulton county on May 17, 1844, the daughter of John and Mary Louise CARROLL MARONEY.
She was a member of the St. Ann's church. Surviving are two sisters, Margaret and Gertrude [MARONEY], at home, and several cousins.

Elva Roberts
Elva ROBERTS, 81, Muncie, died Friday in that city after an illness of two weeks. Funeral rites and cremation were conducted at Eaton, north of Muncie.
Mr. Roberts was the father of Mrs. E. L. (Mildred) MITCHELL of Rochester. A lifetime resident of Delaware county, he was a graduate of Valparaiso university. Mr. Roberts was active in community affairs, being a former school teacher, organizer of the Eaton Parent-Teachers Association in 1917 and a charter member of the Eaton Masonic lodge. He was a mail carrier 14 years at Muncie, a member of the Eaton Methodist church and sang with its choir 40 years.
Also surviving are two sons, James [ROBERTS], Eaton, and Herschel [ROBERTS], Anaheim, Cal., and eleven grandchildren. His wife died in 1946.

Essie G. Lamborn
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Mrs. Essie G. LAMBORN, 85, who died at Clearwater, Fla., Monday. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Lamborn, a native of Fulton county, had moved to Florida three years ago from Hammond. She was a member of the Clearwater Methodist church and of the Order of Eastern Star in Hammond. Her husband, W. O. LAMBORN, died in 1944.
Surviving ar one son, Herbert [LAMBORN]; two grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Thursday, April 12, 1962

Bruce Morrett
Bruce MORRETT, longtime Rochester barber, died unexpectedly this morning of a heart attack while breafasting in his home, 1107 Franklin avenue. He was 77 years of age.
Mr. Morrett, who operated a barber shop at 119 East Seventh street with John INMAN, had reported he was not feeling well this week but still had been on the job as usual. His death came as a shock to family and friends.
He came to Rochester from Akron 58 years ago to enter the barbering business and, except for seven years at Huntington, had followed that trade here since. For years, he worked at the Main Barber shop where the Rochester News Agency now is situated and once owned the business.
For the past 12 years, he and Inman operated shops at 121 East Seventh street, 705 Main street and most rcently at the 119 East Seventh street address. At the time of his death, he was secretary of the Local Barbers Union.
A native of Gilead, he was born March 17, 1885, the son of Charles F. and Mary PONTIOUS MORRETT. His marriage was Dec. 21, 1905, at Rochester, to Ethel COPLEN, who died Feb. 15, 1952.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Louise MORRETT, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Cecil (Lula Mae) FIELDS, Grass Creek; one son, Darwin "Duke" MORRETT, Rochester; seven grandchildren, Ann and Nancy MORRETT, Rochester; John and Roger FIELDS, Grass Creek, Richard FIELDS, Muncie; Sandra FIELDS, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Jesse SHIVELY, Lafayette, and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Viola Berger
Mrs. Henry P. (Viola) BERGER, 94, a lifetime resident of the Macy community, died at 7:05 a.m. today in her home, R.R. 2, Macy. She had been ill for six months and in serious condition for three weeks.
Born in Perry township, Miami county, Aug. 9, 1867, she was the daughter of Richard and Margaret COVER BUTT. She was married in Perry township March 6, 1887 to Henry P. BERGER, who died in 1955.
Mrs. Berger was a member of the Olive Branch church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ethel CLEMANS and Mrs. Frank (Elma) WHISTLER, both R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Payne (Edna) FLENNER, R.R. 2, Macy; a brother, Ira BUTT, Leiters Ford; ten grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Four sisters, a brother and a grandchild preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ebenezer church with the Rev. Earl GUINGRICH officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico cemetery. The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home of Akron to the family residence, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday. Callers will be received at the church from 1 - 2 p.m. Sunday.

Friday, April 13, 1962 to Saturday, April 14, 1962

[no obits]

Monday, April 16, 1962

Arthur Dunlop
Final rites were conducted this afternoon in Nowata, Okla., for Arthur DUNLOP, former Argos resident who died Friday at the age of 59.
Born in Argos Aug. 8, 1902, he was the son of Solomon and Catherine LEFFERT DUNLOP. He was a maintenance man for the Ohio Oil company at Nowata.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Mary DUNLOP and Miss Carrie DUNLOP, both R.R. 2, Argos; three broters, Frank [DUNLOP], Dowagiac, Mich.; Eldon [DUNLOP], R.R. 3, Rochester, and Ford "Ted" [DUNLOP], R.R. 3, Argos. A sister, Frances [DUNLOP], preceded in death.

William I. Nickels
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for William Ira NICKELS, 54, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in his home. Mr. Nickels has been ill for the past several years and seriously ill for the past four weeks.
Mr. Nickels was born April 13, 1908 in Cass county to James M. and Mollie ALBER NICKELS. A farmer, Mr. Nickels was married to Mary Alice WARNER June 1, 1929 in Peru.
He moved to Fulton county from Cass county five years ago. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge at Logansport.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, James W. [NICKELS], Marshtown; William A. [NICKELS], Ft. Wayne, and Richard Lee [NICKELS], at home; eight daughters, Mrs. Marjorie BAKER, Mexico; Mrs. Donna TYRE, Michigan City; Mrs. Rose Mary PRICE, Tripoli, South Africa; Mrs. Janette TOWE, Logansport and Deloris, Bonnie, Betty Lou and Wanda Sue [NICKELS], all at home; thirteen grandchildren; one brother, James L. NICKELS, Lansing, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Trella DAGUE, Lucerne and Mrs. Goldie SIDALL, Logansport.
The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate at services and burial will be in the Fletcher's Lake cemetery.

R. B. Goodenow
R. B. GOODENOW, 73, Elk, Cal., a former Rochester resident, died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday in Elk. He was a brother-in-law of Harvey CLARY, Sr., of Rochester.
Mr. Goodenow once was foreman of the old Beyer Brothers creamery, which was on Madison street between Sixth and Seventh streets. He left Rochester about 35 years ago.
Final rites will be Tuesday in Elk.

Tuesday, April 17, 1962 Wednesday, April 18, 1962

[no obits]

Thursday, April 19, 1962

Leela Ann Frye
Mrs. Leela Ann FRYE, 73, 120 West Third steet, a lifetime resident of Rochester and vicinity, died at 8:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Ill about nine months, she was a hospital patient since Jan. 7.
She was born near Athens April 8, 1889, the daughter of George Alvin and Mary MOON BRYANT. She was married in Rochester Sept. 10, 1904 to Earl W. FRYE, who died Jan. 4, 1958. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Mary) BRILES, Rochester; two sons, Lester and the Rev. DeVirl FRYE, both of Battle Creek, Mich.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Kline [BRYANT], South Bend; Verl [BRYANT], Sacramento, Cal., and Roy [BRYANT], Fort Myers, Fla.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Elmer C. Martin
Elmer C. MARTIN, 79, Plymouth, died Wednesday at 8 p.m. in City hospital at Greenfield, O. He became ill while visiting his daughter of nearby Hillsboro, O.
A former Culver resident, he was born March 25, 1883, at Coal Bluff, Ind., the son of Asa and Matilda MARTIN. He moved to Culver in 1925 and had farmed there until his retirement in 1958, when he went to Plymouth.
His marriage was May 28, 1927, at Culver, to Mary I. BIGLEY, who died Dec. 15, 1958. He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge and attended the first Assembly of God church in Plymouth.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Lee (Margaret) SEITZ, Hillsboro, O.; two sons, Hubert L. [MARTIN], Plymouth, and Ernest [MARTIN], Elkhart, and nine grandchildren.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. J. L. DUNCAN officiating. Burial will be in the Washington cemetery at Culver, where the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. will conduct rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after Friday noon.

Friday, April 20, 1962

Oscar Enyeart
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Oscar ENYEART, 81, Kewanna's oldest businessman, who died Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial hospital at Logansport. Death came following an extended illness.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Enyeart was active in the general insurance business and also had been an implement and hardware store operator. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Baptist church.
Born Aug. 29, 1880, in Lagro, he was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth GRUPP ENYEART. He was married Dec. 4, 1925, to Ersa SPARKS KALEY, who survives, along with four sons, Tad L. [ENYEART], St. Paul; John J. [ENYEART], Michigan City; Thomas S. [ENYEART], Mishawaka, and Robert [ENYEART], Kokomo; two daughters, Miss Roene ENYEART, Kewanna, and Mrs. Riversa HANSON, Knox; two stepchildren, Miss Dorothy KALEY and Robert KALEY, both of South Bend; fourteen grandchildren and one brother, Milo [ENYEART], Belleville, Kan.

Saturday, April 21, 1962

H. J. Halstead
H. J. "Hal" HALSTEAD, long prominent in Rochester governmental and civic affairs, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon of a heart attack while visiting at the home of a relative in Bloomington, Ill. He was 69 years of age.
Mr. Halstead and his wife had gone to Bloomington Thursday for an Easter holidays visit with Mrs. Halstead's sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur O. KATH. The local man was stricken fatally while conversing with Mr. Kath at the latter's home and during the time his wife and Mrs. Kath were downtown shopping. He was rushed to the Bloomington hospital but was dead on arrival at 2:30 p.m.
Although Mr. Halstead's health had not been good since a heart attack several years ago, his death came as a shock to his family, friends and to his many former associates throughout the state.
The Halsteads reside at 608 Fulton avenue. During his 27 years in Rochester, Mr. Halstead had compiled an outstanding record of civic activity and accomplishment.
A veteran of World War I, he joined the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion after moving here from Bloomington and served as its commander on three occasions. He also was Second District Legion commander and later was Indiana membership chairman for the Legion.
Also active in Democratic politics, he was Fulton County Democratic chairman from 1954-57 during which time he revitalized the party's precinct organization. He also had been the Demo candidate for Rochester mayor in 1947 and for Fulton-Pulaski state representative in 1960.
During World War II, Mr. Halstead was director of the county's Civilian Defense organization, helped establish county rationing boards, was on the selective serice board and headed the USO Fund drive here. He also had been county chairman of the Infantile Paralysis drive, commissioner of the Three Rivers Council of Boy Scouts and chairman of the Boy Scout fund campaign.
His other civic activities included the governorship of the Manitou Moose lodge, member of the City Board of Health and member of the County Alcoholic Beverage Board.
He was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Rochester Masonic lodge and Royal Arch Masons, belonged to the Scottish Rite in South Bend, the Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne and the Manitou and Logansport Shrine clubs.
For over 30 years he had been associated with the Industrial Casualty Insurance company of Bloomington, Ill., most recently as state manager but earlier as vice-preseident and sales manager.
In his youth, Mr. Halstead was an outstanding baseball pitcher and had pursued a promising professional career with American Association and Three-I league teams until an arm injury forced him to quit. Many of his baseball colleagues of that day went on to major league stardom and he had retained his associations with them until his death.
In recent years, Mr. Halstead also had been active as a booking agent for theatrical acts. He had arranged for talent at stage shows throughout the Midwest.
Born Harry John HALSTEAD, on Sept. 7, 1892, at Rockford, Ill., he was the son of Charles and Avilla BUTLER HALSTEAD. His marriage was June 25, 1938, in Rochester, to Marjorie BEHRINGER, who survives, along with one daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Barbara) EIKENBERRY, Denver, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Oliver (Verla) JEWELL, Belle Fourche, S.D. Two susters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral rites have been set tentatively for 2 p.m. Monday at the Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home ntil noon Monday, and at the church an hour before the services.

Dr. Irwin Stover
Dr. Irwin STOVER, husband of former Jean SOWERS of Rochester, died Friday at his home in Toledo, O., after an illness of three years.
Funeral rites are set for Monday at 3 p.m. in the Birkenkamp funeral home, 1003 Broadway, Toledo, O., with burial at Chatham, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Stover was a brother-in-law of Miss Nar SOWERS, William SOWERS and Mrs. Lowell CANN, all of Rochester. They all have gone to Toledo for the last rites.

Monday, April 23, 1962

Carolyn Benn
Miss Carolyn BENN, former Rochester resident, died at 11 p.m. Sunday in the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw after a long illness. She was 89 years of age.
Born Oct. 17, 1872, in Gas City, Pa., she was the daughter of Sylvester and Mary GLOWINA BENN. She had resided in Rochester 15 years, moving here from Muncie, until going to Warsaw. Miss Benn was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Carry BENN, Muncie; two nieces, Mrs. Arthur ALEXANDER, Culver, and Mrs. Harold ANDERSON, Muncie; and one nephew, Myron BENN, Jacksonville, Fla.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery at North Webster. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Nellie Mae Heck
Miss Nellie Mae HECK, 77, died at 12:30 a.m. today in her home southeast of Argos after suffering a stroke. She had been in ill health several months.
Born Feb. 16, 1885, near Tiosa, she was the daughter of Frederick and Lydia SWIHART HECK and had resided in Fulton and Marshall counties her entire life. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are three sisters, Miss Edith HECK, Mrs. DeWitt (Zona) NEWCOMB and Mrs. Elmer (Chloa) FLETCHER, all of R.R. 1, Argos; several nieces and nephews. One sister and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Eldon EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and until noon Wednesday, or at the church an hour before the service.

Arthur B. Shore
Arthur B. SHORE, for a half-century one of Rochester's most prominent merchants, died Sunday at 9:15 p.m. in Memorial hospital at Indianapolis of peritonitis, due to perforation of the small intestine.
Mr. Shore had been in failing health since 1951 and seriously ill the past week. He had been taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon but his death was unexpected by his family and friends.
Owner and operator of the A. B. Shore Clothing company at 718 Main street, Mr. Shore opened his first men's wear business at 504 Main street on March 12, 1912. An active merchandiser, he had been a member of the National Retailers Association for over 40 years and had made his store known throughout a wide area of the state.
Born March 20, 1893, in Rochester, he was the son of Perry M. and Mary Ann SMITH SHORE and had spent his entire life in this city. His residence was at 525 Pontiac street. His family was one of Rochester's pioneer settlers and his father, for many years, operated a grocery and drug store in the 500 block of Main street.
Mr. Shore was a member of the First Presbyterian church as well as many local organizations. He graduated from the commercial department of Rochester Normal university in 1910 and had attended Barnes university at St. Louis. He was a great lover of pedigreed dogs, and also maintained a keen interest in circuses, dating from his active support of the Cole Brothers circus during the time it winter-quartered here in the late 1930s. Mr. Shore had maintained his friendships with many prominent circus performers until his death.
His marriage was April 24, 1913, in Rochester, to Reba L. MOORE. She survives, along with one daughter, Mrs. B. E. (Virginia) STOUT, Grand Ledge, Mich.; one son, Byron B. SHORE, Rochester; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl B. SHORE, Rochester, and several nieces.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

H. J. Halstead
Last rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grace Methodist church here for H. J. "Hal" HALSTEAD, 69-year-old Rochester man, who died Friday afternoon of a heart attack in Bloomington, Ill.
Services first had been scheduled for this afternoon. The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until noon Tuesday and at the church an hour before the service.
Halstead, state manager for an insurance company, was a former county Democratic chairman.

Reuben Kamp
Reuben KAMP, 89, R.R. 2, Akron, died today at 9 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. Services are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Tuesday, April 24, 1962

Pearl Kelly
Mrs. Pearl KELLY, 79, Athens, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert WINTERROWD, in Athens. She had been in ill health five years, seriously sick six weeks.
Born Dec. 5, 1882, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of William and Hulda ADDISON JONES and had resided in the Athens and Rochester communities 38 years, moving here from Kokomo. She was married March 25, 1905, at Kokomo to Barney KELLY, who died in 1938.
Mrs. Kelly was a member of the Kokomo Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Frances)ROSENBAUM, Wanatah, and Mrs. Robert (Ruth) WINTERROWD, Athens; three sons, Clyde [KELLY], Kokomo; Eugene [KELLY], Huntington, and Louis [KELLY], Rochester; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Eber RICKETTS, Kokomo. One sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery at Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Reuben R. Kamp
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron for Reuben R. KAMP, 89, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at 8 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital after six months' illness.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. Harold CONRAD, will officiate at the rits and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Kamp, a retired farmer was born Aug. 10, 1872, in Fulton county and had spent his entire life here. He was the son of Nathaniel and Katherine DICKERHOFF KAMP. His marriage was June 10, 1893, at Athens to Alfretta MOORE, who died in 1949.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Faye GROGG, Akron; Mrs. Guy (Mabel) SMITH, Bremen; Mrs. Ed (Katherine) OVERLANDER. Akron; Mrs. Elma WAGONER, Rochester, and Mrs.Ed (Irene) WIDEMAN, Akron; four sons, Guy [KAMP], Akron; Robert [KAMP], Wakarusa; Harvey [KAMP], Fort Wayne, and Forest [KAMP], Roann; thirty-six grandchildren; sixty-four great-grandchildren and one brother, James [KAMP], Akron. Three sons, one daughter, six grandchildren, three sisters and one brother preceded in death.

Shelton Hensley
Shelton HENSLEY, 74, Argos, died suddenly of a heart seizure at his home at 10:30 p.m. Monday. He had been in failing health for two years.
A retired foundry worker for the Charles Braman company of Plymouth, Mr. Hensley moved to Argos in 1951. He was born Jan. 22, 1888 in Jackson, Ky., to Henderson and Christine COMBS HENSLEY.
Mr. Hensley was married Oct. 30, 1913 in Sailorsville, Ky., to Zillie DYER. He was a member of the Pentacostal Church of Jesus Christ.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Samuel (Audrie) WRIGHT, Mrs. Marvin (Beatrice) WRIGHT and Mrs. Cordell (Della) WRIGHT all of Argos, and Mrs. Carl (Faye) DUFF, Bourbon; four sons, William [HENSLEY], Jackson, Ky.; Carl [HENSLEY], Knox; Clay [HENSLEY], Argos, and John [HENSLEY], at home; twenty-five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Goodlow [HENSLEY], Stockbridge, Micvh.; George [HENSLEY], Jackson, Ky., and Price [HENSLEY], Knox, and two sisters, Mrs. Huey CRAFT, Hawthorne, Fla., and Mrs. Sebran ELDRIDGE, Jackson, Ky.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Willard [TOLSON], North Judson, and the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD, Argos, officiating. Burial will be in the Palmer cemetery at Bass Lake. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, April 25, 1962

John L. Madary
John Lee MADARY, 34, former resident of Fulton, died early Tuesday morning in the Fort Wayne Vetrans hospital. He had lived in Peru the past year, being employed by the Peru Transit company, but previously had resided in Fulton most of his life.
Born in Fulton on May 28, 1927, he was the son of John and Flora WESTWOOD MADARY, who preceded him in death. He served with the U. S. Army in the Philippines in 1946 and was a member of the Headquarters and Service Squadron of the Fourth Depot Group.
Surviving are the wife, the former Wanda RICHIE, two brothers, Ralph, Rochester, and Lyman [MADARY], R.R. 5, Logansport; and one sister, Mrs. Margaret BROWN, Peru.
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with burial in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Thursday noon.

Fred Stephey
Fred STEPHEY, 76, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Friday. Death was due to uremic poisoning. Mr. Stephey had been ill for five months and in serious condition for four weeks.
Mr. Stephey spent 25 years in Elkhart and the remainder of his lifetime in the Akron vicinity. He was born Oct. 17, 1885 in Akron to Charles E. and Sarah PONTIUS STEPHEY. On may 19, 1905, he married Iva ENGLE in Warsaw.
Mr. Stephey had been a lockmaker for the Adams-Wesley Co. of Elkhart until his retirement in 1952. Before that, he worked for the American Fork and Hoe Co. in Akron (now the Sonoco Co.) He was a member of the Akron Cooperative Brethren church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughteers, Mrs. G. L. (Fern) STANTON, Muskegon, Mich., and Mrs. Robert (Edith) WEAVER, Alkhart; two sons, Walter [STEPHEY], Yuma, Ariz., and Wayne [STEPHEY], Ft. Wayne; ten grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edith KROFT, South Bend, and Mrs. Katherine WHITEHEAD, California; two brothers, George [STEPHEY], Bremen, and Harold [STEPHEY], Elkhart. One brother, a daughter and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Horace HUSE officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Shelton Hensley
Final rites for Shelton HENSLEY, 74, Argos, who died Monday night, have been changed to 2 p.m. CDT Thursday at the Bass Lake Free Pentacostal church. The Revs. Willard TOLSON and Lloyd HOWARD will officiate. Burial will be in the Bass Lake cemetery.
'friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

John E. Abbott
John E. ABBOTT, 19, R.R. 4, grandson of W. J. ABBOTT, R.R. 2, Rochester, was killed at 6:30 a.m. this morning in a train-car crash, one mile east of Atwood. Abbott died instantly of a crushed skull and multiple injuries.
Abbott was driving a pickup truck owned by the Smith Lumber company of Denver, for which he worked as a carpenter. A brother, Robert V. ABBOTT, also of Warsaw, was a passenger in the truck and was taken to the Murphy Medical center in Warsaw. Although he was seriously hurt. [sic]
Abbott was born April 1, 1943 in Warsaw. His parents are Oscar and Ruth SOUTHERTON ABBOTT. He has spent all his life n Kosciusko county.
Surviving with the parents are four sisters, Linda and Carolyn [ABBOTT], at home, Mrs. Robert (Mary) LaRUE, Warsaw, and Doris J. ABBOTT, Ft. Hauchaca, Ariz.; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles SOUTHERTON, Macy, and the paternal grandfather, W. J. ABBOTT.
Funeral services are pending at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw.

Jennesse B. Shafer
Last rites were held Tuesday in Peru for Mrs. Jennesse B. SHAFER, 61, Peru, who died Sunday at Dukes hospital in that city after a 15-month illness.
A lifetime resident of Peru, Mrs. Shafer was the mother of Keith M. SHAFER, Warsaw, former resident of Rochester.
Her marriage was in 1924 to Keith SHAFER, Sr., who died in 1946. She had been employed at the Miami County Tuberculosis Association office until retiring because of health. She was a member of the First Methodist church, Wesleyan Service Guild and Tri Kappa Association.
Also surviving are three grandchildren. Burial was in the Mount Hope cemetery.

Thursday, April 26, 1962

Harry T. Chaney
A young father of four children, Harry Thomas CHANEY, 23, Delong, became Fulton county's third traffic victim of 1962 when he died in Woodlawn hospital at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
He had been in critical condition at the hospital since suffering a skull fracture, broken chin and other injuries in a one-car accident about 2 a.m. last Friday.
The sheriff's office said Chaney apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his 1951 Plymouth as he was driving home from night plowing north of Leiters Ford. The southbound car went off the east side of Old Ind. 17 two miles north of Delong and crashed headon into a telephone pole.
A passenger in the car, Larry M. MESSER, 16, Leiters Ford, was thrown from the vehicle and suffered only minor injuries.
Chaney was born Oct. 26, 1938 in Delong, the son of Harry and Nora RAINEY CHANEY. He was married in Leiters Ford Cec. 20, 1957 to Violet CLINGER.
Surviving with the wife are four children at home, Pamela [CHANEY], 4, Trella Sue, 3, Timothy, 2, and Tommy, six weeks; the mother, Mrs. Nora CHANEY, R.R. 4, Rochester; three sisters, Miss Joyce CHANEY and Miss Sharon CHANEY, both R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Irvin CLINGER, R.R. 3, Rochester; a brother, Kenneth [CHANEY], R.R. 3, Rochester; the maternal grandfather, William RAINEY, LaPorte, and the paternal grandfather, Thomas CHANEY, Delong. Preceding in death were the father, on May 14, 1950, and a sister.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Duane TULOWITSKY officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey. Friends [may call] after 7 p.m. today.

Mrs. H. Benard Helms
Word of the death of Mrs. H. Benard HELMS, Monroe, N.C., was rceived in Akron.
Mrs. Helms was the mother of Mrs. Philip DANDRIGE, Akron. She had been seriously ill for the past 3 1/2 years and was hospitalized for the past four months. Funeral services were Sunday in Monroe.

Zoa E. Grass
Miss Zoa E. GRASS, 57, Detroit, a Newcastle township native, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday in Women's hospital, Detroit, of injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Detroit April 13.
Miss Grass was supervisor of training and social workers for the Wayne County Bureau of Social Aid in Detroit.
Born July 22, 1904 near Talma, she was the daugher of Christian and Esther CLINE GRASS. She lived in Newcastle township for 16 years, before moving to Elkhart and later to Detroit.
Miss Grass received a bachelor degree from Indiana university and a master's degree from the University of Michigan.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Rosa WIDNER, South Bend, and Mrs. Howard (Eva) SMITH, Fort Wayne, and three brothers, Fred [GRASS], Elkhart; William [GRASS], Warsaw, and Russell [GRASS], South Bend. Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Gerald SWESEY officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sarurday.

George S. Van Eman
George S. Van EMAN, St. Petersburg, Fla., a former Mount Zion resident, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday in St. Petersburg.
Born in Houston, Texas, he was the son of James B. and Helen HOUSTON Van EMAN. He was graduated from Texas university and also attended Northwestern university four years.
He was associated with the Standard Oil Co. of Indiana for 34 years. He was an auditor, then superintendent of service stations in Chicago and, in 1934 was promoted to assistant manager at Grand Rapids, Mich. In 1940, he was transferred to Indianapolis as assistant manager, where he served until 1956 when he retired because of a heart attack.
Mr. Van Eman was active in educational programs for youth and Red Cross and was a long time member of the Columbia club. In 1922, he was married to Ruth ANGLEMYER of Rochester.
The Van Emans spent considerable time in the Rochester vicinity, having owned property at Mount Zion. They moved to St. Petersburg last October. He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist.
Surviving with the wife are three brothers and a sister, all of Houston.
Christian Science services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Palms Memorial mortuary in St. Petersburg and cremation will follow.

Friday, April 27, 1962

Cordia M. Flagg
Mrs. Cordia M. FLAGG, 81, a resident of Argos fo 50 years, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill for four years.
Born July 17, 1880 in Westfield, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary CAREY JEFFRIES. She was married in Indianapolis June 4, 1912 to Homer E. FLAGG, who died Oct. 9, 1950. The Flaggs moved to Argos from Indianapolis.
Mrs. Flagg was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters of Argos, Mrs. Earl (Reba) DUNLAP and Mrs. Ermel (Bertha) WILHELM; a son, Albert O. [FLAGG], Argos; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha ZINN, Pueblo, Colo., and Mrs. Pearl SMITH, Carmel; four brothers, Arthur and Everett [JEFFRIES], Indianapolis; Elmer [JEFFRIES], Carmel, and Perry [JEFFRIES], Detroit. Two infant daughters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Revs. Harry CLAYBAUGH and Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, April 28, 1962

Bertha R. Nellans
Mrs. Bertha Rachel NELLANS, 78, Fulton, died Friday at 1 p.m. in her home after several weeks' illness.
Born Nov. 22, 1883, in the Olive Branch community, she was the daughter of Isaac and Mary Ann HOSACK BARKER and had spent her entire life in Fulton county. She resided in Fulton for the last 19 years.
Her marriage was on Nov. 22, 1908, to Guy NELLANS, who died in 1950. She was a lifetime member of the Olive Branch and Fulton E.U.B. churches.
Surviving are one son, Carl [NELLANS], Sioux Falls, S.D.; two daughters, Mrs. John (Ruth) URBIN, Kewanna, and Mrs. Everett (Rachel) RENTSCHLER, R.R. 6, Rochester; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One grandson, four sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Last rites will be at the Fulton E.U.B. church Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Arthur TRUEX officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the church an hour prior to the service and at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after 3 p.m. today.

Carrie M. Myers
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in he Harrison chapel at Kewanna for Mrs. Carrie M. MYERS, 67, who died Friday morning at the Plymouth hospital.
Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Myers was born in Cumberland county, Tenn., on Feb. 9, 1895, the daughter of Theodore and Margaret DYAL OLSON. She was married June 28, 1916, to Irvin MYERS, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Ray [MYERS], Kewanna, a sister, Mrs. Gena SEVERNS, Peru, and a brother, Howard OLSON, Rochester. One son, [Theodore MYERS]. was killed during World War II.

Monday, April 30, 1962

Ida Norris
Mrs. Russell (Ida) NORRIS, 86, Rural Route, Mentone, died at 3 a.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home here after an illness of 10 years. She was a lifetime resident of the Mentone and Talma communities.
The daughter of Francis and Ella ROGERS, she was born in Newcastle township April 10, 1876. Her first marriage was in 1900 to Rudy BYBEE, who died in 1908. In 1932, she married Russell NORRIS, who died last December.
Mrs. Norris was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughtrs, Mrs. Mildred GOODMAN and Mrs. Earl ZENT, both Rural Route, Mentone; a step-son, Sam NORRIS, Mentone; a step-daughter, Mrs. Arleen WALTERS, Rural Route, Mentone; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond ROGERS, Burket, and two sisters, Mrs. Lillie MYERS, Talma,and Mrs. Jacob GRASS, R.R. 5, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Mentone Baptist church with the Rev. Erwin OLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the Johns funeral home in Mentone until noon Tuesday and at the church one hour before services.

Golda A. Kofron
Mrs. Golda A. KOFRON, 57, died Sunday at 6 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Thursday. Mrs. Kofron, who resided at 412 Fulton avenue, had been in ill health for two years.
A resident of Rochester and vicinity her entire life, Mrs. Kofron was born June 20, 1904, in this city to Melvin and Della OVERMYER SMITH. She was a member of the American Legion and Eagles lodge auxiliaries in Rochester and of the Moose Auxiliary of Peru.
An accomplished cook, she had been employed at various restaurants in this community for the past 30 years. Her last employment was at the Main Street Tavern here.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marilee BRIDEGROOM, Ceresco, Mich.; three brothers, Donald Leroy SMITH and Richard Lee SMITH, both of Rochester, and Israel J. SMITH, South Bend; and two granddaughers, Carrie Lynn BRIDEGROOM, Ceresco, Mich., and Alberta Sue BRIDEGROOM, Winamac.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday 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. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 1, 1962

John Armstrong
John ARMSTRONG, 32, Monticello, died Monday in Monticello, it was reported here today. Mr. Armstrong was born Feb. 28, 1930.
Mr. Armstrong was married to the former Helen SEVERNS of Fulton, who survives with three children. Mrs. Doris FOLEY of Rochester also is a relative of Mr. Armstrong.
Funeral arrangements were to be completed today.
Charles W. Good
Friends here have been advised of the death recently in Citrus Heights, Cal., of Charles W. GOOD, 79, a resident of that city since 1945 and a native of Rochester.
Mr. Good was a retired painter. Surviving are the wife, Blanche [GOOD], five children, twelve grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a sister.

Fred L. Helsel
Fred L. HELSEL, 72, Argos, died at 11 p.m. Monday in his home following a heart seizure. He was a lifetime resident of Argos and former owner of Helsel's store, later named the Royal Blue store, and the Argos Meat Processing plant.
Born in Argos Nov. 20, 1889, he was the son of Tobias and Edith MOW HELSEL. He was married April 26, 1911 in Argos to Gladys PICKERL. He was a member of the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church and was church treasurer for many years.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Charles [HELSEL], LaMesa, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Fermin (Margaret) COX, Gas City, and Mrs. Robert (Frances Eileen) DIVINE, El Cajon, Cal.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. (Frances Lillian) WATSON, Valparaiso, and Miss Ruth HELSEL, Argos. An infant daughter, and three sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church with the Revs. Edwin JOHNSON and Wayne TIPPY officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and until noon Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Mae Staggs
Mrs. Mae STAGGS, sister of Mrs. John McLOCHLIN of Rochester, died Friday at her home in Greencastle and rites were held here Sunday. Attending the funeral from here were the McClchlins, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McLOCHLIN, Mrs. Wayne BEERY, Mrs. Dorothy HIZER and daughter, Mrs. Peter CLEMENS of Fulton and Mrs. Bill HALL of South Bend.

Wednesday, May 2, 1962

Bess M. Miller
Mrs. Bess M. MILLER, 72, 1130 Jefferson street, died this morning at 11:15 o'clock in Weoodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Jan. 1. Death was due to multiple carcinoma. Mrs. Miller had been ill the last four months.
Born July 20, 1889, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Daniel and Effie RICHARDSON McINTYRE and had resided here her entire life. She was married June 9, 1919, in Rochester to Herschel Gordon MILLER, who died June 25, 1961.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the First Presbyterian church.
Surviving are one son, Jack Gordon MILLER, Indianapolis; four grandchildren; one brother, J. D. McINTYRE, Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Millicent) HOSLER, Indianapolis.
Private funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made by friends to the charity of their choice.

Marion E. Floor
Marion E. FLOOR, 37, R.R. 4, Warsaw, a former Akron resident, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home. He was a brother of Mrs. Norma BARR and Mrs. Gladys GAFF, both of Akron.
Mr. Floor owned a moving and storage business in Warsaw. He moved to Warsaw from Bourbon 15 years ago, having moved to Bourbon from Akron.
Born near Silver Lake Aug. 17, 1924, he was the son of Orvan and Vera MARTIN FLOOR. He was married Jan. 4, 1945 to Verna GOCHENOUR of Bourbon. He was a member of the American Legion and the Moose and Eagles lodges at Warsaw.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters at home, Sharon and Karen [FLOOR]; two brothers, James [FLOOR], Santa Monica, Cal., and Orvan [FLOOR], Jr., South Bend, and seven sisters, Mrs. BARR; Mrs. GAFF; Mrs. Phyllis MUNSON, Warsaw; Mrs. Frances SLANAC, Hammond; Mrs. Janette SMARZ, Chicago; Mrs. Cleo WARREN, Claypool, and Mrs. Martha HOWARD, South Bend.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bourbon Presbyterian churcvh with the Rev. Peter HAMSTRA officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call at the Beigh funeral home in Bourbon after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, May 3, 1962

Edith B. Miller
Mrs. Edith B. MILLER, 66, Argos, died at 6:15 a.m. today in South Bend St. Joseph hospital. She had been ill five weeks with a heart condition.
A resident of Argos 16 years, she was born in Tiosa Oct. 25, 1895 to Joseph and Mattie ARNOLD WRIGHT. She had lived in South Bend 27 years before moving to Argos. On Dec. 20, 1915, she was married to Fred MILLER.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Tiosa Church of the Brethren, the Argos Progress club and the Argos Monday club.
Surviving with the husband are two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Jessie) MERTINS and Mrs. L. E. (Martha) BISSETTA, both of South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Amos MAST officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joe Memorial cemetry, South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, May 4, 1962

Tom Bell
Tom BELL, 79, of Akron died at 11:30 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Saturday, May 5, 1962

Thomas Bell
Final rites for Thomas BELL, 79, Akron, who died at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Rochester nursing home, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Bell had been ill for two years and in serious condition for three months. He was born in Elkhart Sept. 28, 1882 and moved to Akron in 1942.
A retired painter and railroader, he was married in 1911 to Mary HOSMAN, who preceded in death. A daughter also is deceased.

Monday, May 7, 1962

Lester D. O'Dell
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Lester D. O'DELL, 58, 215 1/2 East Ninth stret, who died Saturday at 7:55 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Russell GOOD of the Sand Hill Methodist church will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. O'Dell, who had been a hospital patient three weeks, spent most of his life in Fulton county and Mishawaka. He had been employed by the Fulton County Highway Department for nine years and was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church.
A native of Langnau county, Ky., he was born June 11, 1903, the son of John and Mary JOHNSON O'DELL. His marriage was in Rochester on Feb. 16, 1924, to Reathel BECK, who died in 1957.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lester BEEHLER, R.R. 3, Rochester; four sons, Billy and James [O'DELL], both of R.R 5, Rochester, Maurice [O'DELL], Melville, N.Y., and Richard [O'DELL], R.R. 4, Rochester; five grandchildren; six brothers, Frank [O'DELL], Miami, Fla.; Ernest [O'DELL], South Bend; Sim and Edward [O'DELL], both of Mishawaka; Leonard [O'DELL], Barstow, Cal.; and Donald [O'DELL], Argos. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Sylvia Riemenschneider
Last rites were held this afternoon at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Mrs. Sylvia RIEMENSCHNEIDER, 87, Fulton, who died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Miller nursing home here.
The Rev. Lynford ORR officiated at the rites and burial was in the Metea cemetery.
Mrs. Riemenschneider was born July 11, 1874, in Fulton county, the daughter of George and Emma LOWMAN MORROW. She was married in Fulton on Jan. 12, 1897, to Harley RIEMENSCHNEIDER, who died in 1944.
She was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Surviving is one brother-in-law, Ernest RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Fulton.

Ira L. Fields
Ira L. FIELDS, 90, who has lived in the Rochester and Mentone communities for the past 38 years, died at 1:40 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill for several years and in serious condition for the past four days.
Mr. Fields was born Jan. 27, 1872 in Martin county. He moved to Fulton county community in 1924 from Williams, Ind.
The son of William and Margaret FIELDS, Mr. Fields married Fannie Ellen FISHER, on Sept. 2, 1900. Mrs. Fields died Oct. 21, 1923. Mr. Fields was a farmer. He retired several years ago.
He was a member of the Mt. Olive Church of Christ at Williams.
Surviving are two sons, Claudius and William E. [FIELDS], both of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Setta) CARLILE, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Harry (Grace) SULLIVAN, Warsaw; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
First services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Johns funeral home in Mentone with Ermal NORMAN of the Rochester Church of Christ and Frank BINFORD of Mentone officiating. Final services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mount Olive Church of Christ in Williams.
Burial will be in the Mount Olive cemetery at Williams. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, May 9, 1962

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Thursday, May 10, 1962

Harvey E. Berkheiser
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Richland Center Methodist church for Harvey E. BERKHEISER, 81, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. A patient since Sunday, Mr. Berkheiser had been ill for the past 2 1/2 years.
He was born Oct. 21, 1880 in Miami county to Franklin and Mary BERGER BERKHEISER. On Jan. 22, 1913, he married Grace D. OVERMYER in Fulton county. Mrs. Berkheiser died Aug. 13, 1944.
A retired farmer, Mr. Berkheiser was a member of the Richland Center Methodist chuch and the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Theodore (Velma) STICHLER, Tipton; one son, Devoe [BERKHEISER], Argos; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dora MURPHY, Ft. Wayne, and Miss Emma BERKHEISER, Flora; one brother, Howard [BERKHEISER], Miami, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. Two infant sons, four brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and until noon Saturday and at the church one hour before services. The Rev. W. Calvin McCUTCHEON of the Richland Center Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. The I.O.O.F. lodge will hold graveside services.

Ella S. Taylor
Mrs. Ella Serena TAYLOR, 82, who had resided in Rochester 66 years, died Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, two hours after she was admitted. Death came following two weeks illness. Mrs. Taylor had lived with her son, Everett TAYLOR, 1434 Monroe street, for the past 3 1/2 years.
She was born in Shelby county on March 8, 1880, the daughter of John and Mary BROWN FUGATE. Her marriage was in Rochester on April 4, 1896, to Charles M. TAYLOR, who died May 13, 1953. She was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jesse (Elsie) CHURCH, Rochester; Mrs. Wilbur (Fern) HARTER, Akron; Mrs. Orville (Blanche) GILLILAND, Rochester; Mrs. Ralph (Dola) CONAWAY and Mrs. Edward (Annabelle) PAWLICK, Michigan City four sons, Floyd [TAYLOR], Albany, N.Y.; Howard [TAYLOR], R.R. 1, Rochestr; Everett [TAYLOR], Rochester, and Cecil [TAYLOR], Mt. Sterling, O.; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one infant son, one great-grandchild, three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wendy Kaye Brown
Wendy Kaye BROWN, daughter of Jerry and Ruth BROWN of Rochester, was stillborn at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Walter EVANS and Mrs. Lola Mae SPPLEGATE, both of Wabash.
Private services were conducted this aftrnoon at the Foster & Good funeral home by the Rev. C. J. MOWRER. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Friday, May 11, 1962

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Saturday, May 12, 1962

Ralph D. Thornburg
Ralph D. THORNBURG, 70, R.R. 1, Culver, died suddenly of a heart seizure suffered in the yard of his farm home at 4:30 p.m.Friday. He had lived in the same home all his life.
Born Feb. 15, 1892, he was the son of Celestian E. and Laura GROSSMAN THORNBURG. He was married in Culver Dec. 31, 1918 to Hazel REED. Mr. Thornburg was a lifetime farmer. He was a member of the Culver Methodist church, the Henry H. Culver Masonic lodge and was a 40-year member of the Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Barbara) DONNELLY, Culver; three grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Harvey D. THORNBURG, Modesto, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. R. E. (Gladys) DINSMORE, Lawrenceville, Ill., and Mrs. J. R. (Laura) SNYDER, Hottville, Cal. A son, Air Force Lt. Ralph Wayne THORNBURG, was killed in 1942 during World War 2.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral homeat Argos with the Rev. Kendall SANDS officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Owen Davisson
Owen DAVISSON, a former Rochester resident, died Friday in the Rensselaer hospital. Final rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in the Jackson funeral home at Rensselaer. Mr. Davisson's wife is the former Aletha McVAY.

Joseph H. Kinsey
Final rites for Joseph H. KINSEY, R.R. 2, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Fenn funeral home in Kokomo. Mr. Kinsey, who moved to the northeast shore of Lake Manitou a year ago, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday following an illness of two years.
Surviving are the wife, Stella [KINSEY]; a son, Richard [KINSEY], Kokomo; two daughters, Mrs. CARNES, Kokomo, and Mrs. Joan BARNETT, Galveston; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a brother, George [KINSEY], Kokomo.

Monday, May 14, 1962

Dave Kindig
Dave KINDIG, 22, Lake Manitou, died instantly of two skull fractures when he was thrown from his out-of-control motorcycle onto a ditch embankment on Ind. 15, four miles south of Warsaw.
Kosciusko county sheriff's officers said Kindig lost control of his northbound vehicle about noon Sunday after passing an automobile and just before reaching a wide, sweeping curve in the highway. The car was going 60-65 mph, the driver said later.
The motorcycle went off the right side of the road, hit a stump and flew into the air. It was airborne about 35 feet before hitting a tree. Kindig fell off the cycle before it hit the tree. He landed on a ditch bank and rolled down the bank into water at the bottom of the ditch.
Officers said Kindig was killed instantly. He suffered fractures on both sides of his skull, they said. He was in a single-file line of three or four motorcycles. The fatality was the third in Kosciusko county traffic this year.
David Allen KINDIG, the son of Claude and Ada HUTCHESON KINDIG, was born in Rochester on June 25, 1929, and had spent his entire life in this community except for four years service in the Air Force.
He resided on the east side of Lake Manitou and was employed at Dick's Drive-In on the north edge of Rochester. A member of the Rochester Eagles lodge, he also was a member of the Sonny PERDUE orchestra. He graduated from Rochester high school in 1957.
Surviving are the parents, Claude KINDIG, Lake Manitou, and Mrs. Ada HUTCHESON SMITH, Los Angeles, Cal.; one brother, Emory Jason KINDIG, with the Army at Fort Knox, Ky., and one sister, Miss Claudia DEEDS, Rochester, a student at Indiana university.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating, assisted by the Manitou VFW Post and the American Legion Post. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery near Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, May 15, 1962

Agnes E. Baney
Mrs. Agenes Emelia BANEY, 84, 129 East Fifth street, who was matron of the Fulton County Courthouse for 33 years, died at 9:15 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home. Ill for six months, she was at the nursing home for 1 1/2 months.
Mrs. Baney retired from her courthouse work three years ago.
Born in Cass county June 12, 1877, she was the daughter of Andrew and Emelia TICHFER FLYNN. She had lived in Rochester since 1917, moving here from Miami county.
Her first marriage was to Henry HOLLEY, her second was to William H. DALE and her third was to Reuben BANEY. All preceded in death. Mrs. Baney was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elzie (Edith) TEEL, Denver; Mrs. Charles (Edna) SMITH, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Dewey (Pauline) BIGGS, Rochester; two sons, Allen DALE, Pomona, Cal., and Edgar [BANEY], New Buffalo, Mich.; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Frank [FLYNN], Logansport. The parents, a son, six sisters and three grandchildren preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, May 16, 1962

William McGinnis
Final rites for William McGINNIS, 91, Davison, Mich., a former Rochester vicinity resident who died Monday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home at Davison.
Mr. McGinnis, who lived in the Green Oak and Mount Zion communities 45 years ago, died in the I.O.O.F. home at Jackson, Mich., after an illness of several years.
His wife and three children preceded in death. Several grandchildren survive.

Agnes Baney
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Agnes Emelia BANEY, 84, 129 East Fifth street, who died Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. in the Miller nursing home.
The Rev.Ray MILLS of Grace Methodist church will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Baney had been matron of the Courthouse for 33 years until her retirement three years ago.

Thursday, May 17, 1962

William W. Daniels
Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for William W. DANIELS, 75, R.R. 1, Claypool, who died today at 5:30 a.m. in the Veterans hospital in Ft. Wayne.
Mr. Daniels has been ill for the past 16 months and in the hospital since May 2. He was a farmer by occupation.
Justice Joseph Peterson
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Luke's Lutheran church in Winamac for Justice Joseph PETERSON, 74, R.R. 1, Monterey, who died Wednesday morning of a heart attack. He had resided in Monterey 60 years and was a retired carpenter.
The Rev. Paul HUTCHINSON will officiate and burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac and at the church an hour before the service.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters and two sons, including Deane PETERSON of Leiters Ford; one great-grandchild and two brothers, including Frank PETERSON of Macy.

Friday, May 18, 1962

Edward L. Fieser
Edward Lee FIESER, 83, Lake Manitou, who for many years owned and operated a drug store at the present location of Cook Brothers furniture store at [NW Corner] Seventh and Main streets, died at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Miller nursing home here.
Mr. Fieser had been in ill health four years and in serious condition three days.
A resident of Rochester and vicinity his entire life, Mr. Fieser lived on the Country Club road on the east shore of Lake Manitou.
He was born in Rochester March 2, 1879, to John B. and Mary I. REED FIESER. He was married Aug. 3, 1900, in Rochester to Mabel STECKMAN. Mr. Fieser was a graduate Pharmacist of Purdue university.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Arthur J. S. FIESER, Evanston, Ill.; a grandson, David A. FIESER, and a great-grandson, John FIESER, both of Palatine, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Alice GUTHRIE, Los Angeles, and a nephew, Arthur PACKARD, North Vernon, O.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. Cremation will take place Saturday morning. The family requests that memorials, other than flowers, be made by friends to organizations of their choice.

William W. Daniels
Final rites for William W. DANIELS, 75, R.R. 1, Claypool, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Leonard CUSTER officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery. The Warsaw American Legion post will conduct graveside rites.
Mr. Daniels died at 5:30 a.m. Tursday in the Veterans hospital at Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since May 2 and had been ill 16 months.
Born in Miami county April 24, 1887, he was the son of Martin V. and Susan HARRELL DANIELS. He was married in Toledo, O., Jan. 7, 1917 to Charlotte "Lottie" SWIHART.
Mr. Daniels retired from farming 1 1/2 years ago. He was a member of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren, Mentone Masonic lodge 576 and the Warsaw American Legion post. He served with the U.S. Navy in World War I. He had lived in the Plymouth vicinity for 20 years before moving to Claypool 20 years ago.
Surviving with the wife are a son, George [DANIELS], South Bend; a step-son, Lloyd STARNER, Macy; two grandchildren raised in his home, Robert STARNER, Claypool, and Mrs. Robert LOCKWOOD, South Bend, and five great-grandchildren. He was the last survivor of his immediate family. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Eva L. Morris
Mrs. Eva L. MORRIS, 61, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at her home at 4:30 p.m. Thursday after a three year illness. Mrs. Morris had been seriously ill for the past 10 months.
Mrs. Morris was born June 18, 1901, in Jefferson county. She moved to Beaver Dam 11 years ago from Cass county. She was married to Henry D. MORRIS Oct. 21, 1921 at Anderson. Her parents are Blythe and Laura HOLWAGER JOHNSON of Beavr Dam.
Mrs. Morris was a member of the Anderson Christian church and the Pendleton Order of Eastern Star 138.
Surviving with the husband and parents are one son, Robert [MORRIS], Anderson; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Otto (Ethel) McCURRY, Anderson; one brother, Earl EPLEY, Anderson; one step-brother, Francis JOHNSON, Anderson; one step-sister, Mrs. Ruth MARTINS, Apalca, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
First services will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until the hour of the service.
Final rites will be in the Razelle funeral home at Anderson at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at that funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery at Anderson.

Saturday, May 19, 1962

Cora E. Waltz
Mrs. Cora Elma WALTZ, 91, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 12:45 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient for four weeks. She had been ill for six weeks.
Mrs. Waltz had lived in Fulton county for 40 years, moving here from Kosciusko county, where she was born Jan. 19, 1871 to John and Louvina SHATTOW COLE.
Her marriage was to William M. WALTZ, who died March 2, 1916. She was a member of the Tippecanoe Christian church and the Sand Hill Ladies Aid.
Surviving are two sons, Jesse [WALTZ], R.R. 5, Rochester, and John [WALTZ], R.R. 3, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; sevengeen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Nora GOUCHENOUR, Elkhart. Three of the grandchildren, L. M. "Pete" CALVERT, Robert CALVERT and J. J. "Bill" CALVERT, all of Rochester, were reared in the Waltz home. A daughter, two sons and five sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Russell GOOD of the Sand Hill church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Robert L. Wood
Robert L. WOOD, about 62, a former Rochester resident who visited here frequently, died about 9 p.m. Friday in a Kokomo hospital. He had worked on a farm near Logansport for many years before his health failed recently.
Mr. Wood was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James A. "Gus" WOOD.
Among the survivors are three step-brothers, Elmer SHEETZ, Akron, and Roy and Ralph SHEETZ, Rochester.
The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where rites are pending.

Monday, May 21, 1962

Josiah A. Hower
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for [Josiah] A. HOWER, 91, Fulton, who died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill one month.
The Rev. Arthur TRUEX will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A retired cabinetmaker, Mr. Hower was born in Fulton county March 24, 1871 to Henry and Leah WEAVER HOWER. He was married Feb. 17, 1895 to Charity A. REID, who preceded in death.
Suviving are five daughters, Mrs. Bertha WALTZ, Fulton; Mrs. Earl (Bernice) THOMPSON, Adelphia, Md.; Mrs. Laverna THIBODEAU, Coleman, Wis.; Mrs. Syble STUMP, Danville, Ill., and Mrs. Ada CLAWSON, North Hollywood, Cal.; two sons, William H. [HOWER], Nadeau, Mich., and Ira [HOWER], Richmond, Cal.; thirty-two grandchildren; eighty-four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ida DOWNS, Rochester, and a brother, Sam [HOWER], R.R. 2, Kewanna.

Jess D. MacIntyre
Private funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Jess D. MacINTYRE, 75, 1123 Main street, who died at 4:02 p.m. Saturday in the Rochester nursing home. He had been a patient there since Feb. 23, 1961.
Homer TAYLOR of Plymouth, a Christian Science reader, officiated at the rites. Cremation followed.
Born in Rochester June 5, 1886, he had lived in this area most of his life. His parents were Daniel and Effie RICHARDSON MacINTYRE. He was a retired cement contractor. He was married in Knox Nov. 19, 1940 to Ruth CAPLE, who preceded in death.
Mr. MacIntyre was a veteran of World War I, a member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion post and the Christian Science church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Kenneth HOSLER, Indianapolis, and several nephews.

Mae Ertel
Services were conducted this morning at Meek's mortuary in Muncie for Mrs. Mae ERTEL, 76, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday following surgery in Ball Memorial hospital, Muncie.
Mrs. Ertel, a longtime resident of the Rochester community, had gone to the home of her son, Lewis [ERTEL], in Muncie three weeks ago after becoming ill.
Two grandsons also survive.

Thomas Chaney
Thomas CHANEY, 86, Delong, died at 9:05 a.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home. He had been in failing health for 10 years. He was a retired blacksmith.
Born Dec. 25, 1876, in Green county, Ohio, he had lived in the Delong community most of his life. He was married Jan. 26, 1906 to Emma BECK, who died Nov. 14, 1960.
Surviving are two sons, Crissie [CHANEY], Delong, and Joseph [CHANEY], Edgerton, O.; a daughter, Mrs. Rudy THOMPSON, Delong; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Lon [CHANEY], Buchanan, Mich., and Harland [CHANEY], Bradford, O. Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Van Gilder funeral home on Lake Shore drive, Culver, with the Rev. Lee COUREY officiating. Burial will be in the Gravelton cemetery east of Nappanee. Friends ma call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Paul O. Barts
Paul O. BARTS, 47, former Rochester businessman, died at 5 a.m. Sunday in Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis, wehre he had been a patient for the past four weeks. Mr. Barts had been ill for four years.
He was a resident of Frankfort. Before moving to Frankfort he lived in Lawrence and Rochester.
For many years, Mr. Barts, two brothers and their father owned and operated the Rochester Fertilizer and Feed company on U.S. 31 north of the city. Prior to that they operated the old fertilizer plant on the Olson road northwest of Rochester.
Mr. Barts was born May 17, 1915 at Plymouth to Joseph and Ella MANUWAL BARTS. He married Othelia Jane MOW on Feb. 27, 1937 in Logansport.
Mr. Barts was the manager of the Reagan Elevator near Frankfort. He was a member of the First Methodist church of Frankfort, a veteran of World War II, in the U.S. Army European theatre, a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post of Rochester, a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge No. 47, a former member of the Rochester Lions club and the Lawrence Lions club. He also was a director of the Frankfort Boys club and a member of the board of directors of the Frankfort First Methodist church.
Surviving besides the wife at home are one son, Philip [BARTS], age 14; one brother, Ralph BARTS, R.R. 2, Rochester; several nieces and nephews. One sister and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester E.U.B. chuch with Dr. Frank GREER and the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct graveside services.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and until noon Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home and at the church one hour before services.

Robert L. Wood
Final rites were conducted at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home this afternoon for Robert Lee WOOD, 62, former Rochester resident who died at 8:35 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Memorial hospital, Kokomo, of pneumonia.
The Rev. Leroy GARNER officiated and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Mr. Wood had been in failing health two years and critically ill since Jan. 15.
Born in Rochester March 22, 1900, Mr. Wood was employed on the Burkhart Farms near Logansport for 35 years before moving to Kokomo in January. He was a member of the United Presbyterian church here and the Eagles lodge of Logansport. His parents were James A. "Gus" and Amelia ROWE WOOD.
Surviving are three step-brothers, Ralph and Roy SHEETZ, Rochester, and Elmer SHEETZ, Akron, two nieces and one nephew.

Tuesday, May 22, 1962

Dallas Smith
Dallas SMITH, 73, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday in Billings hospital at Chicago following an illness of three weeks.
Mr. Smith moved to a farm near Macy 13 years ago after retiring from the Standard Oil Co. at Whiting.
The Owens funeral home in Whiting is in charge of final rites, which are pending. Burial will be in the Calumet cemetery at Crown Point.

Wednesday, May 23, 1962

Porter Rhodes, Sr.
Porter RHODES, Sr., 78, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 2:15 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold (Nina) CHAPMAN, Camden. Mr. Rhodes had just gone to his daughter's home Tuesday evening for a visit. He had been suffering from a coronary condition fot the past several years.
Mr. Rhodes was born April 18, 1884 in Fulton county, where he resided his entire life. His parents were John and Elizabeth BROCKEY RHODES.
He married Luvilla BALLENGER on Feb. 27, 1915 in Fulton county. He was a farmer and carpenter.
Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. CHAPMAN; Mrs. William (Selena) GILLESPIE, Silver Lake; Mrs. Gerald (Emalene) KINDIG, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Don (Lorene) SPICE, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Dick (Irene) MILLER, Rochester; four sons, Porter [RHODES], Jr., Warsaw; Tom and Dale [RHODES], Rochester, and Bobbie [RHODES], Hobart; twenty-nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Amos (Faye) WAGONER, Delong, and Mrs. Trude NELSON, San Diego, Cal.,and one half-brother, Dewey ZOLMAN, Athens. His parents, one son, two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Kenneth Lynn Poole
Kenneth Lynn POOLE, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald POOLE, of Wabash, died of leukemia at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Wabash General hospital. He was the grandson of Mrs. Russell AMBER of Rochester. He had been ill one week.
Also surviving are a brother, Bobby [POOLE], and a sister, Kathy [POOLE], at home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Edingfield mortuary in Wabash and burial will be in the Wabash Memorial Gardens cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary.

Frank L. Rohrer
Frank L. ROHRER, 89, Argos, former Fulton county resident, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth where he had been a patient for the past two days. He had been ill for two years.
Mr. Rohrer was born Oct. 26, 1872, in Miami county to Daniel and Lou LAMBORN ROHRER. He maried Anna Maud WOOLLEY in Marshall county Oct. 10, 1900. She died Nov. l8, 1955. He was a farmer in Fulton county and after retiring in 1946 moved to Argos.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dr. C. B. (Mable) LINDEMUTH, Plymouth; Mrs. M. O. (Mamie) MARSH, Ft. Wayne; Mrs .Ellsworth (Charlotte) POMEROY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Paul (Vera) PARTRIDGE, R.R. 5, Rochester; one foster son, Richard F. LEWIS, R.R. 5, Rochester; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and one brother, Harvey V. ROHRER, Argos. Three sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Amos MAST of the Tiosa Brethren church will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Herschel J. Irwin
Herschel J. IRWIN, 68, Plymouth, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth where he had been a patient for the past two days. He had been ill for six years and more seriously for the past theee months.
Mr. Irwin was born April 21, 1894, in Green township near Argos. He had lived in Plymouth for the past 12 years, moving there from Argos. His parents were Wesley and Rosa PRICE IRWIN.
Mr. Irwin was married to Beulah STEVENSON on March 22, 1917 at Argos. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the Plymouth Nazarene church.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Wanda) LANG, Pasadena, Cal.; four sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Nellie) QUIVEY, R.R. 4, Plymouth, Mrs. Arley (Ila) JONES, Mrs.Vova WARNER and Mrs. Donald (Cristol) FISHBURN, all of Argos; one brother, Francis IRWIN, Argos.
Services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 4 p.m. Friday. The Rev. L. G. RUSSELL of the Plymouth Nazarene church will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, May 24, 1962

Flora M. Musselman
Mrs. Flora M. (NYE) ARTER MUSSELMAN, 85, a lifetime resident of Akron, died at her home at 10:50 a.m. of a coronary attack. She had been ill several months.
Born in Fulton county Feb. 15, 1877, she was the daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth SAMPLE NYE. Her first marriage was in 1894 to William ARTER, who died in 1951. In 1958, she married Sam MUSSELMAN, who died in 1960.
Mrs. Musselman was a member of the United Brethren church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dewey (Gladys) MERLEY, Akron, and Mrs. George (Vera) BLACK, Claypool; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Daisy MOONSHOWER and Mrs. Meda SCHMIDT, both of Chicago; Mrs. Cora PAYNE, Rochester, and Mrs.Esta (Bertha) MOONSHOWER, Athens. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Paul J. Stahl
Funeral services were conducted this morning in Kokomo for Paul J. STAHL, 50, 2440 South Webster street, Kokomo. He was found dead in his home Sunday afternoon after suffering a heart attack.
Mr. Stahl is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie SMITH of Rochester, whom he married Oct. 11, 1940. He was owner of the Continental tavern in Kokomo but previously had been in the farm implement business and was a frequent visitor in this city. He had lived in Kokomo his entire life.
Also surviving are two sisters and five nieces and nephews. Burial was in the Crown Point cemetery in Kokomo.

Charles Blair
Friends here have received word of the death recently in Beverly Hills, Cal., of Charles BLAIR, 78. Before retirement, Mr. Blair was a coordinator for Richfield Oil company, and had been in the oil business 40 years.
Surviving are the wife, the former Maude McCLURE of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Doris LATHROP, Lompoc, Cal.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Blair and her sister, Belle [McCLURE], spent their childhood here, and frequently visit friends in the area.

Friday, May 25, 1962

Ruth Carr
Mrs. Ruth CARR, 71, R.R. 3, Argos, a native of Akron, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following an illness of 10 months. She had lived in the Argos vicinity for 40 years.
Born Dec. 25, 1890, she was the daughter of Samuel and Martha STINSTON DAWSON. She was married in Fulton county April 11, 1910 to Ray CARR, a former Fulton county commissioner, who died Dec. 23, 1949.
Mrs. Carr was a member of the Jordan Baptist church and the Green Township Home Economics club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Irene) MYERS, Argos, and Mrs. William (Helen) CLEMONS, Bourbon; two sons, Samuel [CARR], Plymouth, and Harry [CARR], Argos; eighteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Gladys CHAMBERS, Corvallis, Ore., and three brothers, S. D. DAWSON and Paul DAWSON, Logansport, and Frank DAWSON, Akron A son and a daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Revs. Gerald FISH and Charles GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Dee C. Wallace
Dee C. WALLACE, 64, Peru, died at 4:15 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital at Kokomo where he had een a patient for five weeks. Mr. Wallace had been ill for six months and seriously ill for the past five weeks.
Mr. Wallace was born Feb. 10, 1898, in Rochester to David and Rebecca [CONGER] WALLACE. He married Lucille KILMER on July 18, 1920. Mr. Wallace spent most of his life in Rochester but also lived in Burlington and Peru, respectively. He worked for the Fisher Market in Peru as a meat cutter. He was a member of the Christian church at Peru.
Surviving along with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Sam (Victoria) BURCH, Monticello; one son, Harold D. [WALLACE], South Bend; two grandsons, Denny BURCH, Monticello and Steve WALLACE, South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Lida CORBETT, Hammond. The parents and one sister prceded Mr. Wallace in death.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. J. I. BUCKLEY of the Burlington Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Harry W. Wenger
Harry W. WENGER, 63, Rochester, died at 2:05 a.m. today in Beatty Memorial hospital, Westville, where he had been a patient two years. He had been ill four years.
A lifetime resident of the Rochester vicinity, Mr. Wenger was born Dec. 14, 1898, to Samuel and Sarah MERRILL WENGER. He was married April 8, 1936 in Rochester to Olive COPLEN.
Mr. Wenger retired from farming four years ago. He was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Halla Jane [WENGER], at home; a son, Daniel E. [WENGER], Indianapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Boyd (Lena) BARKMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester. The parents and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John KREIG officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 26, 1962

Alvia Z. Mikesell
Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. todah in the Landis fneral home in Warsaw for Alvia Z. MIKESELL, R.R. 3, Warsaw, who died at his home at 7 a.m. Thursday.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Gerald [MIKESELL], Battle Creek, Mich., and a sister, Goldie J. COGGINS, R.R. 5, Rochester.
The Rev. Vernon SIMPSON was to officiate at the services and burial was to be in the Mentone cemetery.

F. M. Pickering
F. M. PICKERING, 64, Anderson civic leader and retired businessman who spent his summers at Lake Manitou for a number of years, died Friday in St. John's hospital in Anderson after a five-month illness.
Survivors include the wife, two daughters, a step-son, two grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Baker funeral home in Anderson. Friends may call there after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 28, 1962

Ada Hamilton
Mrs. Lem (Ada) HAMILTON, 80, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died Sunday at 10:25 p.m. in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl DOUB, at Silver Lake. Mrs. Hamilton had been ill for the past two years.
Mrs. Hamilton was born March 1, 1882, to John and Mary STULL MAY. She had lived at Silver Lake since 1928, moving there from Bourbon.
Mrs. Hamilton was married on June 29, 1901 in Warsaw to Lem HAMILTON. Mr. Hamilton died in 1961. Mrs. Hamilton was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God and the Silver Creek Mission Circle.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Walter (Goldie) BOWMAN, Disko; Mrs. William (Mary) CASSIDY, Rochester; Mrs. Carl (Hilda) DOUB, Mrs. Gordon (Lillie) HERENDEEN, and [Mrs.] Frank (Charlotte) BUCHER, all of Silver Lake; four sons, Ezra and Glen [HAMILTON], Roann; Delbert [HAMILTON], Silver Lake, and Gerald [HAMILTON], Claypool; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Frank MAY, Niles, Mich; Charles [MAY], Battle Creek, Mich.; John [MAY], Warsaw, and Marvin [MAY], Nappanee. Two brothers and one son are deceased.
Services will be at the Silver Creek Church of God at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Revs. Victor YEAGER and Jim MARTIN officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Tuesday and until noon Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Tuesday, May 29, 1962

Amanda E. Wagoner
Mrs. Amanda E. WAGONER, 83, 1114 Monroe Street, died today at 10:35 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Wagoner had been in failing health the past three years and had been a patient in the hospital for the past eight weeks.
Mrs. Wagoner was born April 26, 1879 in Marshall county. Most of her lifetime was spent in Fulton and Marshall counties.
Mrs. Wagoner was married April 6, 1896 in Plymouth to Frederick J. WAGONER. Mr. Wagoner died December 1, 1947.
Mrs. Wagoner was a member of the Reiter Community club for approximately 30 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Miss Esther WAGONER, Muncie; Mrs. Lyle (Bessie) TURNER, Ashtabula, O., Mrs. Glenn (Margaret) MINGLIN, Muncie; seven sons, Donald [WAGONER], Niles, Mich.; Raymond, Clifford, Merrell, Russell, Robert and Frederick [WAGONER], Jr., Rochester. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday where funeral arrangements are pending.

Wednesday, May 30, 1962

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Thursday, May 31, 1962

Amanda E. Wagoner
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Amanda E. WAGONER, 83, 1114 Monroe street, who died Tuesday morning in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Ray MILLS officiated at the rites and burial was in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Mrs. Wagoner had been a patient in the hospital eight weeks and in ill health for three years.

Raye Haney
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Raye HANEY, 67, who died at St. Petersburg, Fla., Wednesday morning after three years' illness.
A contractor and former resident of Champaign, Ill., he moved to Florida three years ago. Mr. Haney was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are the widow, the former Lala Grace SANDERS of Fulton, his father-in-law, Albert SANDERS of Fulton, and one brother, Harry [HANEY].
Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. There will be a military service at the Fulton cemetery, where burial will be made.

Friday, June 1, 1962

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Saturday, June 2, 1962

Hertha Graeber
Mrs. Hertha THOMPSON GRAEBER, 70, owner and manager of the Graeber hotel (Hertha's Place) at 716 Madison street since 1936, died at 8:05 p.m. Friday in the Miller nursing home. A patient at the nursing home for five days, Mrs. Graeber had been in failing health for five years.
Mrs. Graeber was a lifetime residet of Rochester. She was born here May 20, 1892. Her first marriage was on July 27, 1907, to Edward THOMPSON, who died Oct. 16, 1918. Her second marriage was on Nov. 4, 1922 to Harry J. GRAEBER, who died May 29, 1955.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Marjorie) BAUER, R.R. 1, Logansport; a son, Everett D. "Buss" THOMPSON, R.R. 1, Walton; a sister, Mrs. Oral (Eva) KINDIG, Rochester, and two brothers, Marion "Bill" SEVERNS, Rochester, and Orval SEVERNS, South Bend. A son, Lloyd Devon THOMPSON, died Oct. 13, 1917.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth E. FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Margaret Johnson
Funeral services were held this morning at the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Miss Margaret JOHNSON, 50, who died Friday morning at Woodlawn hospital here. She had been ill two weeks.
A native of Oklahoma, Miss Johnson was born Jan. 17, 1912. She is survived by a sister, Miss May JOHNSON, Cincinnati.
The Rev. Harry TAYLOR officiated at rites and burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, June 4, 1962

Carl Carlson
Final rites for Carl "Dad" CARLSON, 73, 1005 Monroe street, were to be at 4 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and burial was to be in the Citizens cemetery here. The Rev. James RHOADS was to officiate.
Mr. Carlson, a retired painter and decorator, died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday in the Rochester nursing home. He had been a patient since 1961 when he suffered a stroke.
Born March 6, 1889, in South Whitley, he had lived in Rochester most of his life. He was married in 1917 to Maude KIRKENDALL, who died in 1949.
Mr. Carlson was the son of Oscar and Maria PFEIFFER CARLSON.
Mr. Carlson worked for the Beyer Brothers produce and creamery company after retiring from the decorating business.
Surviving are a son, George [CARLSON], Indianapolis; a brother, Otto [CARLSON], Indianapolis; and three grandchildren.

Luther E. Jackson
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Luther E. JACKSON, 64, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died at 8 a.m. Sunday of a heart attack.
Mr. Jackson was born Jan. 26, 1898 to Albert and Nancy SUTTON JACKSON. He resided all his life in Fulton county. He was a laborer.
Surviving are three brothers, Otis [JACKSON], Rochester; Clarence [JACKSON], Fulton, and Urbin [JACKSON], Eau Clair, Mich. Two sisters preceded in death.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, June 5, 1962

Glenn V. Daggy
Mrs. Glenn V. DAGGY, 64, 129 West Sixth street, died at 2:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John (Doris) MADLEM, 614 Jefferson street. Mrs. Daggy had been ill for the past year with a coronary condition.
Mrs. Daggy was born Feb. 14, 1898 in Fulton county to Lewis and Lina JOHNSON SHEETS. She married Fred J. NEWBY on Oct. 20, 1918. He preceded in death. Mrs. Daggy married Adelbert DAGGY March 6, 1934. Mr. Daggy died July 21, 1958.
Mrs. Daggy was a member of the First Baptist church, the Women's Union and the Epsilon Gamma class of the church.
Surviving with the daughter are three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. M. (Mildred) READ, Rochester, and Miss Marty Jill SHEETS, Rochester; four brothers, John W. [SHEETS], Crestline, Cal.; Dee L. [SHEETS], Seattle, Wash; Donald H. [SHEETS], St. Louis, and Arthur J. [SHEETS], Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Ruth BAKER died Feb. 9, 1960. Two other sisters and a son also preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. this evening.

Ancil I. Jefferies
Ancil I. JEFFERIES, 83, R.R. 2, Macy, died at Woodlawn hospital today at 6 a.m. Mr. Jefferies had been ill for five days and a patient in the hospital for the same period of time.
Mr. Jefferies was born March 6, 1879 in the Bethlehem community of Newcastle township to Jarvis and Elizabeth THOMPSON JEFFERIES. He married Lena CLIFTON in 1905. Mr. Jefferies was a retired farmer.
A member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church, Mr. Jefferies resided the last 26 years in Macy.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Maureen KRING, Muncie; a son, Don [JEFFERIES], Decatur; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Two infant sons, five brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bethlehem Baptist church. The Rev. Ronald HARSHMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery.
Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 6, 1962

Carrie Love
Mrs. Chester F. (Carrie) LOVE, 92, Akron, died at 4 a.m. today in the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw. Mrs. Love had been ill for the past two years and more seriously ill for the past three weeks.
She was born to Newton and Elizabeth WOODFILL on June 3, 1870 in Fulton county where she resided her entire life. On Dec. 8, 1887, she married Chester LOVE in Miami county. Mr. Love died in 1933. Mrs. Love was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, J. F. LOVE, Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret ROSE, Merrillville; eight grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, two brothers and a sister preceded in death. Also surviving is a niece, Marie LOVE, who has lived with Mrs. Love since she was two years aold.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Harold CONRAD and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday and until noon Friday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the service.

Thursday, June 7, 1962

Raymond Fisher
Word has been received of the death of Raymond FISHER, 62, a former Rochester resident who had been a dairy farmer in New York State for the last 37 years.
Mr. Fisher died last week in Columbia Memorial hospital, Hudson, N.Y. His health had failed increasingly since 1955 when arterioscleriosis necessitated removal of a leg.
Highly successful in importing new stock and building up dairy herds and farms, Mr. Fisher often employed displaced Hungarian families after their country was taken over by Communists.
Surviving are a son, Norman [FISHER], Bourbon; the step-mother, Mrs. Edna B. FISHER; two sisters, Mrs. Leo V. (Lucille) KENDALL, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Harry B. (Ruth) CLARK, Lenox, Mass.; a brother, Russell [FISHER], Rochester; two half-sisters, Mrs. Reena BROWN, Rochester, and Mrs. J. R. (Ethel) FISHER, Valparaiso; two half-brothers, Roy D. FISHER, Bourbon, and Maj. Albert L. FISHER, Germany, and two twin foster grandsons, Lee and Lin FISHER, Bourbon.
Preceding in death were a son, Robert [FISHER], the parents; a brother, Perry [FISHER], and three half-brothers, Merle, Emmerson and Orbie [FISHER].
Final rites were in Valatia, N.Y., and burial was in Niverville, N.Y.

Friday, June 8, 1962

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Saturday, June 9, 1962

Almeda P. Blackburn
Mrs. Almeda Pearl BLACKBURN, 85, who had lived in Rochester and vicinity most of her life, died at 4:12 p.m. Friday in the Pontius nursing home here, where she had been a patient about two years. Her former residence was at 130 West Eighth street.
Born in Denver Nov. 3, 1876, she was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth FENTERS MURDEN. She was married Oct. 12, 1895 to George T. BLACKBURN, who died Aug. 15, 1945.
Mrs. Blackburn ws a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church
Surviving are three sons, Imri [BLACKBURN], Nashotah, Wis., Glenn [BLACKBURN], Rodney, Mich., and Russell [BLACKBURN], El Paso, Texas; six grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Monday 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 o'clock tonight.

Monday, June 11, 1962

Claude R. Johnson
Final rites for Claude R. JOHNSON, 67, 702 Jay street, former Rochester businessman who died Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, pastor emeritus of the Akron Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mr. Johnson died at 11 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Wednesday. He had been ill one year. He was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.
Mr. Johnson operated a meat market, frozen food locker and poultry business at 316 East Ninth street from 1929 until his retirement in 1946.
He was born near Akron Dec. 10, 1894, the son of Theo and Minnie NICODEMUS JOHNSON. On June 16, 1921, he married Mary KALE, in St. Joseph, Mich. He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F., Moose and Eagles lodges.
Surviving with the wife are two brothers, Scott [JOHNSON], Akron, and Rex [JOHNSON], Valparaiso; three sisters, Miss Ethel JOHNSON, rochester, and Mrs. Hazel CULLENBINE and Mrs. Jessie HEROCHIK, both of Chicago, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

John Musselman
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for John MUSSELMAN, 82, retired farmer of R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. Musselman was admitted to the hospital Satrday afternoon. He had been in failing health for two years.
He was born Feb. 11, 1880 in Chili to James and Susan WHITMYER MUSSELMAN. He had resided in the Twelve Mile community his entire life. Mr. Musselman married Pearl VANATA Jan. 14, 1908 in Logansport. Mrs. Musselman died in January.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Flossie RUSH, Mrs. Tressie TOWNE and Mrs. Elsie RUSH, all of Rochester; Mrs. Evelyn EHLINGER and Mrs. Doroty RUSH, Macy; Mrs. Ethel RHODES, Logansport, and Mrs. Gertrude TOWNSEND, Twelve Mile; five sons, Roy [MUSSELMAN], Logansport; Ralph and Wayne [MUSSELMAN], Twelve Mile, and Richard and Leonard [MUSSELMAN], at home; twenty-three grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Elmer and Nathan [MUSSELMAN], both of R.R. 1, Twelve Mile.
Two sons, a brother and a sister preceded Mr. Musselman in death.
The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 12, 1962

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Wednesday, June 13, 1962

Bertha Meredith
Mrs. Bertha MEREDITH, 78, Mentone, died at 9 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for the past three days. Mrs. Meredith had been ill for the past four years.
She was born to Frank and Nancy TAYLOR LAIRD on Dec. 7, 1883. She had resided in the Mentone community her entire life. On April 27, 1905 she married Earl MEREDITH, who preceded in death.
Mrs. Meredith was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ, the Beaver Dam Home Economics club, the Mentone Home Economics club, and the Mentone War Mothers association.
Surviving are one son, Roy [MEREDITH]; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary BARKMAN and Mrs. Tessie ANDERSON, both of Mentone.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Johns funeral home in Mentone with the Rev. Frank BINFORD officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, June 14, 1962

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Friday, June 15, 1962

Sarah Louise Saltsgiver
Sarah Louise SALTSGIVER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James SALTSGIVER, Seymour, formerly of Rochester, was stillborn at 2:30 a.m. today in the Jackson county hospital in Seymour.
The mother is the former Carolyn MILLISER of Rochester. The Saltsgivers have resided in Seymour for the past theee years, moving from Rochester.
Surviving with the parents are one sister, Ann [SALTSGIVER], four; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hershel MILLISER, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen SALTSGIVER, Rochester; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.Surphus MILLISER, and the paternal great-grandparent, Harley GUISE of Rochester.
Graveside services were to be conducted at 3:30 p.m. toda by the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER of the St. John's Lutheran church officiating. Burial was to be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Harry L. Ness
Harry L. NESS, 51, Logansport, brother of Charles C. NESS of Kewanna, died at his home Thursday.
Surviving with the brother are the widow, two sons, two sisters and five grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fisher funeral home at Logansport and burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park.

Maude M. Baker
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hoover and Miner funeral home inWabash for Mrs. Maude M. BAKER, 77, mother of Ralph BAKER of Rochester.
Mrs. Baker, a resident of Wabash since she was three years old, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday in the Wabash county hospital. She had been seriously ill since June 5.
Mrs. Baker was born Aug. 30, 1884, in Ottawa, Kan., to Leonard E. and Mary Ellen HIMBAUGH BERKHOLDER. On June 17, 1903, she married William Edward BAKER, who died in 1948.
She was a member of the Wabash Christian church, the Spanish-American Ausiliary and the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving with the son are two brothrs, Elza [BERKHOLDER], Osceola, and Elmer [BERKHOLDER], Indianapolis; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Two daughters, three sistes and three brothers preceded in death.
The Rev. Marion MARTIN will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Falls cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today.

Saturday, June 16, 1962

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Monday, June 18, 1962

Golda Schroll
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grandstaff funeral home at Roann for Mrs. Golda (CONFER) WARD SCHROLL, 64, who died Saturday at her home on R.R. 1, Roann. The rites originally were set for Tuesday but have been delayed one day.
Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery. Mrs. Schroll had lived in the Roann area all her life and was a member of the Mexico Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband, Verne [SCHROLL]; three sons, Robert WARD, Raleigh, N.C.; Albert WARD, Arlington, Cal., and Walter WARD, Rochester; two stepdaughters, Mrs. George BOOKS, Akron, and Mrs. Kenneth MILLS, Grabill; two stepsons, Harold SCHROLL, Roann, and Glenn SCHROLL, Abilene, Texas; two brothers, John CONFER,Peru, and Sam CONFER, Macy; one sister, Mrs. Vernon WARNER, North Manchester, and nine grandchildren.

Tuesday, June 19, 1962

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Wednesday, June 20, 1962

Jess L. Lowman
Jess L. LOWMAN, 78, uncle of Mrs. Ray (Arlene) MYERS of Rochester, died at 12:35 a.m. today in the Soldiers Home at Washington, D.C., where he had lived a number of years.
Mr. Lowman was born in Rochester. He moved from here in 1916. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with Mrs. Myers are four nieces from Mishawaka, the Mesdames Monetes WELLMAN, Eva BARNETT, Treva BARNETT and Madelyn Van BRANNEY, and a nephew, Ray LOWMAN, also of Mishawaka.
The body is being returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where rites are pending. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Henry C. Day
Final rites for Henry Cecil DAY, 66, Star City, brother of Fred DAY of Rochester, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac. The Rev. D.D. BARRINGER will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Mr. Day was found dead of a self-inflicted shotgun wound by his brother about 9 p.m. Monday in the trailer home he occupied at Star City. Time of death was placed at 8 p.m. Monday. He was believed to be despondent over ill health.
Born in Fulton county Oct. 12, 1895, he was the son of Justice Edward and Ida McKITRICK DAY. His wife, Millie BOWSER, died in 1957. Mr. Day had lived in Star City five years, moving there from Sturgis, Mich.
Surviving with the brother are a step-son, Richard DAY, Plymouth; three grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Pearl CRISPEN, Macy; Mrs. Eva LeLOCHLIN, Star City, Mrs. Zinda Ann HILDEBRANDT, South Bend, and Mrs. Jessie RINKER, Niles, Mich.

Thursday, June 21, 1962

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Friday, June 22, 1962

Nettie V. Kramer
Mrs. Nettie V. KRAMER, 82, died Thursday at 9:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient three weeks. Mrs. Kramer's health had been failing for the past 2 1/2 years. She resided at 308 Jefferson street.
Born Aug. 31, 1879, at Huntington, shee was the daughter of Joseph and Hulda HOLZHEY SMUTS. Her first marriage was in Paris, Ill., on June 13, 1897, to Harold MATTHEWS, who died in 1939. Her second marriage was in 1940 to Chester "Ted" KRAMER, who died in 199.
The Kramers operated the Peoples market at Fifth and Main streets here and also had owned a local taxi service. Mrs. Kramer was a member of the Huntington Church of God.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nina FURNIVALL, Rochester; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) SATTERTHWAITE, Mrs. Aaron (Hulda) BEIHL, and Mrs. George (Esther) HUMPHREY, all of Huntington; one stepson, Forrest KRAMER, Huntington; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Last rites will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Francis JOLLIFF of Huntington officiating. Burial will be in the Pilgrim's Rest cemetery at Huntington. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Frank L. Sausaman
Frank L. SAUSAMAN, 68, 518 Pontiac street, died Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted at 11 a.m. Thursday. Death came following a two-year illness.
Born southwest of Akron on March 26, 1894, he was the son of William and Orla WHITTENBERGER SAUSAMAN and had spent his entire life in this community. He was married Nov. 4, 1914, at Rochester, to Mollie HAGAN, who survives.
Mr. Sausaman had retired two years ago after 20 years' employment at the Fulton County Lumber company. He was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eldon (Helen) SHERBONDY, Argos; three brothers, Miles, Gail and Odie [SAUSAMAN], all of South Bend, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William J. SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Everett Greathouse
Everett GREATHOUSE, 64, former owner of the Indiana cafe here, died unexpectedly Thursday at 8 p.m. of a heart attack in his home on R.R. 6, Columbus, about 20 miles south of Nashville.
Mr. Greathouse had been in retirement six years and had sold his cafe here a year ago. He also was a former city streets superintendent and had been employed as supervisor of McMahan farms and for the McMahan Construction company.
Born April 11, 1898, he was the son of John and Clara Belle STEVINS. He was married July 20, 1937, at Rochester, to Dessie Jean WOLF, who survives. He was a member of the E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two sons, Farrell [GREATHOUSE], New Carlisle, and Otis [GREATHOUSE], California; three daughters, Lela [GREATHOUSE], at home, Mrs. Nancy GILBERT, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Erma SOWREK, Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Harley [GREATHOUSE], Indianapolis, and Fred [GREATHOUSE], McNeb, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Ina MORRIS, Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Nora NOTING, Peoria, Ill.; and Mrs. Gladys STELLMEYER, Rock Island, Ill., and six grandchildren.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Bond funeral home at Nashville with the Rev. Ken KRISTZER officiating. Burial will be in the Christburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jesse L. Lowman
Final rites for Jesse L. LOWMAN, 78, a native of Rochester who died in the Soldiers Home at Washington, D.C., Wednesday, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The local American Legion post will assist during services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Saturday.
Among the survivors are a niece, Mrs. Ray (Arlene) MYERS of Rochester.

Saturday, June 23, 1962

Jerrold D. Blanchard
Jerrold D. BLANCHARD, one-day-old son of Marine Pvt. Jerry and Sue Ann CRISSINGER BLANCHARD, died at 2 p.m. Friday at Riley hospital in Indianapolis, where he was admitted about two hours earlier. The boy was born Thursday at Bunker Hill Air Force Base. The father is stationed at Camp Pendleton, Cal.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George CRISSINGER, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred BLANCHARD, the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Geiger GILLILAND, the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee HOLLOWAY and Mrs. Carrie BLANCHARD, all of Rochester.
Prayer services were conducted this morning by the Rev. William J. SIMPSON at the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Golda Love
Mrs. J. F. (Golda) LOVE, 68, Akron, died at 11:20 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since suffering a heart attack two weeks ago.
Mrs. Love was born Nov. 30, 1894, in Poe, Ind., to Daniel and Hester HERROD HIGH. She married J. F. LOVE Feb. 12, 1915 in Akron. She resided most of her married life in the Akron community, moving there from Markle.
Mrs. Love was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving along with the husband are two sons, Donald [LOVE] of Akron and James [LOVE], a state trooper in Michigan City; eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces. One brother preceded Mrs. Love in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home Sunday noon until noon Monday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the service.

Monday, June 25, 1962

John E. Leeper
Funeral services for John Edward LEEPER, 19, R.R. 2, Argos, who was killed instantly in a two-car crash two miles northeast of Argos at 7 p.m. Sunday, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Plymouth Church of the Brethren.
The Revs. Garth IREY, Wakarusa, and Ernest MINEGAN, Bethel Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 7 p.m. today and until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour before services. A former star athlete at Argos Community high school, Mr. Leeper received the school's sportsman's award in 1961, the year he was graduated from high school.
Born in Plymouth, Feb. 5, 1943, he was the son of J. Ward and Margarete NEIDLINGER LEEPER. He had resided all his life in the Bethel community northeast of Argos. He was employed by Indiana Metal Products, Rochester, and was a member of the Bethel Methodist church. He formerly was a member of the Argos Explorer Scout troop.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers, at home, James and Richard [LEEPER]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred NEIDLINGER, R.R. 2, Plymouth, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd LEEPER, Plymouth.

Flossie M. Brockey
Mrs. Flossie Mae BROCKEY, 37, 1230 Jefferson street, died at 12:20 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient for 17 days. Seriously ill for a month, she had been a Woodlawn hospital patient for two weeks prior to entering the South Bend hospital.
Mrs. Brockey operated the Du-Drop Inn, 317 East Ninth street, and prior to that had owned the Tom Thumb restaurant at Fifth and Main streets.
Born Aug. 24, 1924, in Carroll county, Mrs. Brockey had lived in this community since the age of five years. She was married Aug. 8, 1942, to Leonard D. BROCKEY, who survives. her father, Ora HOUNSHELL, died in 1961. Her mother is Mrs. Ethel HUFF MILLER, Tempe, Ariz.
Mrs. Brockey was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are one son, James Allen [BROCKEY], at home; one daughter, Mrs. William (Lynette) SAYGER, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Charles (Freda) MILLER, Rochester; two brothers, James C. HOUNSHELL, Boston, and Forrest D. HOUNSHELL, Phoenix; one grandson, Randell Allen SAYGER, and her grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca HOUNSHELL, Jonesville, Va.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Rochester E.U.B. church with the Revs. William SIMPSON and Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday noon Wednesday and at the church an hour before the service.

Tuesday, June 26, 1962

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Wednesday, June 27, 1962

Debra Jean Smith
Debra Jean SMITH, two-year [old] daughter of Larry D. and Carol R. HIBNER SMITH, 711 East 10th street, died at 5:30 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital of generalized carcinoma. She had been a patient one month and ill for two years.
She was born Sept. 16, 1959 in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parents are two sisters at home, Patricia Sue [SMITH], 1 1/2, and Susan Elaine [SMITH], seven months; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy HIBNER, R.R. 3, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George SMITH, Rochester; the paternal great-grandfather, Frank PICKENS, R.R. 1, Lucerne, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Richland Center Methodist church with the Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, June 28, 1962

Franklin W. Molencupp
Franklin Wesley MOLENCUPP, 76, 1309 Elm street, died at 12:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for one day. He had been ill several years.
Born Dec. 22,1885 to John and Mary C. HENDERSON MOLENCUPP, who preceded in death, Mr. Molencupp moved to Rochester from Walnut Ridge, Ark. He was married Dec. 22, 1912 to Elsie YEAZEL MOLENCUPP, who died July 1, 1920.
Mr. Molencupp was a member of the Community church at Bruce Lake Station.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Ruth MOLENCUPP, 1309 Elm street; a son, Paul [MOLENCUPP], Denver, Ind., and three grandsons. Preceding in death were a daughter, a son, four sisters and six brothers.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, Denver, officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Metta Hoover
Mrs. Metta HOOVER, former Rochester resident, died early Tuesday morning at the age of 88 years at the Oakwood Lutheran Home near Madison, Wis., where she had been a resident the past five years.
Friends may call at the Ryan Memorial chapel in Madison, Wis., until Friday. Graveside services and burial will be Friday afternoon in Eagle river, Wis.
Mrs. Hoover was born Nov. 17, 1873, near Twelve Mile, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. KINGERY. She was married to Robert HOOVER, who preceded her in death. The Hoovers lived for many years at Eagle River, Wis., where Mr. Hoover was employed in a paper-manufacturing plant.
Mrs. Hoover and her sister, the late Mrs. Minnie STUTZMAN, resided in Rochester for 10 years until the latter's death.
Surviving are one son, Ralph HOOVER, Madison, Wis.; one granddaughter and five great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Hiram KINGERY and Meade KINGERY, both of Rochester.

Friday, June 29, 1962

Nannie B. Fenstermaker
Mrs. Nannie B. FENSTERMAKER, 78, Anderson, former Rochester resident, died at 2 a.m. today in the Sanders nursing home in Anderson. Mrs. Fenstermaker had been ill for the past 12 years.
She was born March 13, 1884. Her husband was William L. FENSTERMAKER. He died in 1950. She was a member of the South Side Christian church at Kokomo.
Surviving are one son, Cleo L. ANDERSON; two brothers, William DALTON, Lancaster, Pa., and James DALTON, Dallas, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Baker funeral home in Anderson with the Rev. Monroe G. SCHUSTER of the Anderson Central Christian church offficiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester where graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 30, 1962

Lenora Eikenberry
Mrs. Lenora EIKENBERRY, 72, Peru, mother of Mrs. J. Van (Lavaughn) BROWN of Rochester, died at 3 a.m. today in Dukes hospital at Peru.
Other survivors are another daughter, four sons, a sister, fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, July 2, 1962

Raymond W. Thomas
Raymond W. "Buck" THOMAS, 47, Delong, owner and operator of the Delong Sawmill, died of a heart attack at 9:45 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born in Delong Nov. 28, 1914, he had resided all but two years of his life in Delong. He was a member of the Delong Methodist church, Leiters Ford I.O.O.F., Leiters Ford volunteer fire department and the Tippecanoe Fish and Game club. He also was a special deputy for the Fulton county sheriff's department.
Surviving are the wife, Abbey [THOMAS]; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara SMITH, South Bend; a son, Keith C. [THOMAS], R.R. 4, Rochester; two brothers, LeRoy [THOMAS], Culver, and Kenneth Earl [THOMAS], South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Hope WARREN, South Bend, and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Delong Methodist church with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver until noon Tuesday and at the church one hour before services.

Elva B. Shore
Mrs. Elva B. SHORE, 79, 218 West Fifth street, died this morning at 8:25 o'clock in the Pontious nursing home here, where she had been a patient since Friday. Death came following six months' illness.
Born Jan. 24, 1883, at Indianapolis, she had lived at the West Fifth street address since Nov. 28, 1901. Her marriage was on that date in Indianapolis to Earl B. SHORE, who survives. Mrs. Shore's parents were Joseph A. and Laura May BREWER RUBUSH.
She was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edgar (Glenden) ADAMSON and Mrs. Ned (Wilnetta) HART, both of Rochester; two granddaughters, Mrs. Monty LOUGH and Mrs. John KREISLE, both of South Bend, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACKER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mable Brooks
Final rites were conductd this afternoon in Fairport, N.Y. for Mrs. Burton (Mable GEORGE) BROOKS, 77, who died Thursday evening after a lengthy illness.
Survivors include the husband; three sons, Lewis [BROOKS], Fairport; Myron and George [BROOKS], Webster, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Betty STARKEN and Mrs. Donna NEWCOMB, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Xoa B. Warren
Xoa B. WARREN, 76, R.R. 1, Argos, died in her sleep about 9 a.m. Saturday at her home. She was found at 10 a.m. by a granddaughter. She had been ill the last few years with heart trouble.
Born in Kewanna June 8, 1886, she was the daughter of Lewis and Minnie WHITEHEAD MILLER. At 11 years of age, she moved to Marshall county, where she resided the rest of her life. She was a member of the Argos Izaak Walton League Auxiliary.
Mrs. Warren was married in Marshall county to Jesse E. WARREN on Feb. 19, 1905. He died Aug. 12, 1956.
Surviving are three sons, Ralph and Russell [WARREN], R.R. 2, Bourbon, and LeRoy [WARREN], St. Cloud, Minn.; seventeen grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Noble (Grace) SHRINER, Goshen, and Mrs. Everett (Ethel) JUDY, Silver Lake; four brothers, Clyde [MILLER], Leesburg; Carl [MILLER\, Elkhart; Lloyd [MILLER] Goshen, and Orran "Buddy" [MILLER], Tippecanoe.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Harry A. CLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the City cemetery at Mentone. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 3, 1962

Emma M. Newcomer
Mrs. Emma Maria NEWCOMER, 86, a former Rochester resident, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank COLELLA, R.R. 3, Knox. She had been ill one week.
Born March 1, 1876 in Ashland county, Ill., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas EASTERDAY. Her marriage was on Oct. 4, 1895 in Leiters Ford to Charles NEWCOMER. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Mrs. Newcomer moved from Rochester to Knox four years ago.
Surviving with the husband and Mrs. Colella are a daughter, Mrs. Ben KONLECZNY, LaPorte; two sons, Robert [NEWCOMER], Rochester, and Milo [NEWCOMER], LaPorte; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Harry Price funeral home at Knox with the Rev. James BURROUGHS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with graveside services at 2:30 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, July 4, 1962

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Thursday, July 5, 1962

Edith Kamp
Mrs. Edith KAMP, 60, R.R. 1, Akron, died Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Bluffton clinic where she had been a patient for a week. Death was due to a heart ailment and followed 12 years of ill health. Mrs. Kamp had been seriously ill the past four months.
Born July 30, 1901, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Melvin and Jessie ROSS PERRY. She had resided all her life in this county except for five years in Plymouth. Her marriage was at Plymouth on Feb. 26, 1920, to Guy KAMP, who survives.
Mrs. Kamp was a member of Mothers of World War II and of the Tyner E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Milburn (Donas) ARMEY, and Mrs. Dallas (Doris) GUTHRIE, both of North Manchester; three sons, Don and Rawland [KAMP], both of Rochester, and Gerald [KAMP], with the U.S. Army in Oxford, Ala.; one sister, Mrs. Cecil (Bertha) WOODCOX, Auburn, and seventeen grandchildren. Preceding in death were two grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Guy N. Bryant
Guy Nelson BRYANT, 67, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 10:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Wednesday evening. In failing health three months, he died of a coronary attack.
An employee of the Public Service Company of Indiana for the last 35 years, Mr. Bryant had resided his entire life in this community. He lived on the north shore of Lake Manitou at the time of his death.
Mr. Bryant was born near Athens Feb. 8, 1895 to Daniel and Elizabeth SQUIRES BRYANT. He was married in Rochester to Ruth Armilda SANDERS May 5, 1917. He attended the Church of God and was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving with the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Jacob (Wilma) CASPER, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. John (Dorotha) WEIGLE, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Charles (Jo Ann) UPP, Redwood City, Cal.; two sons, Dale [BRYANT], Rochester, and Gene [BRYANT], Plymouth; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Granville (Ethel) HUNGATE, South Bend; Mrs. Omer (Tressa) WALTZ, Huntington, and Mrs. Rex (Beulah) WOOD, Osceola, and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, three sisters, a brother and the parents preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster and Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday, July 6, 1962

Robert W. Blue
Robert W. BLUE, 52, R.R. 1, Rochester, died this morning at 4:30 o'clock in his home of a heart attack.
Born in Peru on Dec. 16, 1909, he had lived in this community nine years coming here from Peru. His parents were Ralph and Eva KOONTZ BLUE and he was employed as a route driver for the Ward Baking company.
His marriage was in 1927 to Ruth BOWMAN, who survives, along with one son, Robert L. BLUE, Peru, two grandchildren, and his mother, Mrs. Jesse MARLOW, Rochester.
He was a member of the First Methodist church of Peru, the Moose and Masonic lodges and the Peru Male Chorus.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru with burial at the Mt. Hope cemetery, where Masonic rites will be conducted. Friends may call at the funeral home after Sunday noon.

Saturday, July 7, 1962

Fay R. Meredith
Mrs. Fay R. MEREDITH, 71, Athens, died at 7 a.m. today at the home of a sister, Mrs. Albert SKIDMORE, Lake Manitou. She had been ill four years and in serious condition four weeks.
Born in Henry township Sept. 29, 1890, she was a lifetime resident of that township. Her parents were Jacob J. and Emma Jane GRINDLE KING. She was married near Akron June 25, 1916 to Charles H. MEREDITH, who died in 1954.
Mrs. Meredith was a member of the Christian Science church of Rochester, the Omega Community club of Akron and the Sunshine Circle of Athens.
Surviving with Mrs. Skidmore are a daughter, Mrs. C. E. (Ann) McGEE, Indianapolis; a son, Louis ALT, Athens; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren and two other sisters, Mrs. Grace STINSON, Athens, and Mrs. Lola BROWN, Akron.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with Mrs. John MILLER of Akron, Christian Scientist reader, officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, July 9, 1962

Edith C. Bryant
Mrs. Edith C. BRYANT, 83, lifetime resident of this city, died Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Pontius nursing home. Mrs. Bryant, who resided at 1128 Main street, had been ill since suffering a stroke last Nov. 23.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born March 22, 1879, in Rochester, Mrs. Bryant was the daughter of Edwin and Margaret WILSON COWGILL. Her father was among the city's pioneer residents, having moved here from Peru via Maryland prior to the Civil War and gaining success as founder of a lumber business. The family home was located [SW corner] at Main and 13th streets where St. Joseph church now is sitated. The house was one of the earliest to be built on South Main street.
Her marriage was April 3, 1905, at Rocester, to Frank E. BRYANT. Her husband was a prominent local attorney and president of the former U. S. Bank and Trust company here. He also had been an official of the city's first power plant.
Mrs. Bryant attended Western College for Women and graduated in 1902 from Beloit college at Beloit, Wis. She was a member of Delta Gamma social sorority and was a lifetime member of the First Baptist church, being an active member on many of its committees during her lifetime.
Long interested in Republican party politics, she at one time had been active in the affairs of the GOP here. Mrs. Bryant was a member of the Monday club, now inactive, and the Neighborhood club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret "Betty" CARLTON, Chicago, and Mrs. Francis (Frances) BASTOW, Skokie, Ill.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Henry (Jane) TRAUSCH and Mrs. Jack (Sue) THIRY, both of Rochester; one grandson, Peter CARLTON, Princeton, N.J., and two great-grandchildren, Andrew THIRY and Karen TRAUSCH, Rochester.

Tuesday, July 10, 1962

Adan Guise
The body of Adan GUISE, 55, a native of Kewanna who suffered a fatal heart attack while swimming in Whitmore lake near Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, will be taken to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.
Funeral services are to be conducted Wednesday afternoon in Ann Arbor, after which the body will be taken to Kewanna to lie in state until 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Bruce Lake cemetery.
Mr. Guise was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl GUISE. Mrs. Guise lives in South Bend; the father is deceased.

Wednesday, July 11, 1962

Desse E. Paschall
Mrs. Desse E. PASCHALL, 84, 320 Pontiac street, died at 3:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Monday. Mrs. Paschall had been seriously ill since April 1.
She was born in North Fairfield, O., April 20, 1878. She moved to Rochester in 1892, where she resided the remainder of her life. She was the daughter of John and Nancy CARROTHERS CRABBS and was a member of the Rochester Grace Methodist church.
Mrs. Paschall was married Aug. 6, 1897, in Rochester, to John W. PASCHALL
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Maleta) McELHENY, Peru; one brother, Elmer CRABBS, Evanston, Ill.; four grandchildren, Mrs. Eli (Barbara) WYNN and Richard NEWELL, both of Rochester, Richard McELHENY, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Richard (Nancy) DUZENBERRY, Akron, and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in 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 funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Estella Thompson
Funeral services were conducted Monday in the Bibler funeral home in Warsaw for Miss Estella THOMPSON, 78, Warsaw, former resident of Rochester, who died Saturday morning.
Miss Thompson moved to Warsaw 12 years ago from Rochester. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church here.
She was born July 4, 1884, to H. J. and Susan IRVINE THOMPSON.
Surviving ar a sister, Mrs. Ora NEWHAUSER, Argos; a brother, Ancil T. THOMPSON, Cincinnati, and a niece, Mary LLOYD, San Diego, Cal.
Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery south of Warsaw.

Thursday, July 12, 1962

Pearl B. Wiggins
Mrs. Pearl B. WIGGINS, 53, Shelbyville, a former Rochester resident, died at 5 a.m. today in Major hospital at Shelbyville.
Born Sept. 8, 1908, she was the daughter of Elmer and Effie M. COX. She was married Oct. 7, 1956 to Ralph D. WIGGINS. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Rochester.
Surviving with the husband are a foster son, James SAYDER, with the U.S. Navy at San Diego,Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Maude NUTT, Rochester, and Mrs. Ruth DETRICK, Fort Wayne; a brother, Guy MOORE, Peru, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at the Murphy mortuary in Shelbyville at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. C. M. HAGER officiating. Burial will be in the City cemetery at Alexandria. Friends may call at the mortuary after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, July 13, 1962

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Saturday, July 14, 1962

Hannah E. McClain
Hannah Elizabeth McCLAIN, 78, 106 Clayton street, died at 3 a.m. today in Miller's Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. Mrs. McClain had been ill for one month.
She was born Aug. 4, 1883, in Starke county to William H. and Sarah BRANDAL SHAFER. She had resided in Rochester for the past 35 years, moving here from Starke county.
Mrs. McClain was married Sept. 22, 1906, at Knox to Robert McCLAIN, who died Feb. 16, 1940.
Surviving are two sons, Eugene and Harley [McCLAIN], both of Rochestr; one brother, Harl SHAFER, South Bend; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. J. L. LONGNECKER officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6:30 p.m.

Harold P. Kiler
Word has been received of the death of Harold P. KILER, 71, former resident of Newcastle township. He died Tuesday afternoon in the Norman Beatty Memorial hospital at Westville. He had been in failig health for some time.
Mr. Kiler, the brother of Mrs. Melita SNYDER, Rochester, moved to Mishawaka 28 years ago from Rochester. He spent most of his life working as a general contractor.
He is survived by his wife, the former Geneva FINICLE, whom he married June 3, 1949.
Other survivors include a son, Harold P. KILER, Jr., and a daughter, Anna Margaret KILER, both at home, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Lloyd BALENTINE, Mishawaka.
Mr. Kiler, a member of St. Peter's Lutheran church, was buried Thursday aftrnoon in the Reichter cemetery near Rochester.

Monday, July 16, 1962

Jay H. Marriott
Final rites for Jay H. MARRIOTT, 15, R.R. 4, Plymouth, a former Rochester and Tiosa resident who was killed on Ind. 17 a mile north of Burr Oak in Marshall county Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos.
The Rev. Walter CHISHOLM, Culver E.U.B. church, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The boy fell from a motorcycle, being towed by his father's car, into the path of an oncoming car. He was dead on arrival at Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 3:15 p.m. Death was due to multiple skull fractures and a crushed chest.
Born in Plymouth April 11, 1947, the boy was the son of Loren and Lola FINNEY MARRIOTT. They had lived in Rochester and the Tiosa and Argos communities before moving to their present address four years ago. Jay was a member of the Monon Methodist church, and would have been a sophomore at Plymouth high school next fall.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Brent [MARRIOTT], 3, and a sister, Beverly [MARRIOTT], 11, both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Blanche FINNEY, Culver, and several aunts and uncles.

James A. Mow
James A. MOW, 71, retired employee of the Pennsylvania railroad, died Saturday at 9:45 p.m. in the Rochester nursing home after an extended illness.
A native of Rochester, he was born Dec. 25, 1890, the son of George and Martha DAUGHERTY MOW. He retired from the railroad in 1956 and after 42 years of service and formerly resided on R.R. 3, Monticello, and at Logansport. Mr. Mow was a member of the Wheatland Avenue Methodist church in Logansport and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
He was married May 14, 1913, to Bessie TAYLOR, who survives with two sons, Harold [MOW], Kentland, and Richard [MOW], Battle Ground; two daughters, Mrs. Helen ALLEN, R.R. 5, Monticello, and Mrs. Betty MURPHY, Logansport; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Miss May MOW, Rochestr.
Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home at Logansport, where last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Tom WEIGAND officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Florence E. Ginther
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Florence E. GINTHER, 72, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 11 p.m. Saturday in Billings hospital in Chicago.
Mrs. Ginther had been a patient since June 13 and had been ill since March.
She was born to Frederick and Elizabeth PRECHTEL MEISER March 3, 1890 in Jasper county. She moved to Fulton county at the age of nine and had resided on R.R. 4 since 1928.
Mrs. Ginther married Francis J. GINTHER April 11, 1914. He died in 1945. She was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth WRIGHT, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Joan O'CONNER, Cicero, Ill.; two sons, Albert F. [GINTHER], Dayton, O., and Francis James [GINTHER], at home; one brother, Charles MEISER, R.R. 1, Rochester; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie G. MAY, Cannelton and Mrs. Jessie CAMPBELL, Porter, and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate at the funeral services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Martha M. Swanson
Mrs. Martha M. SWANSON, 50, 117 East 14th street, died at 9:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since last Nov. 22. She had been ill for 10 1/2 years.
Born April 5, 1912, in Elliot county, Ky., she moved here from Portsmouth, O., 22 years ago. She was the daughter of Uriah and Lennie HANNAH FRALEY. Her marriage was to John M. SWANSON in Portsmouth on Oct. 2, 1940.
Mrs. Swanson attended St. John Lutheran church here.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Joyce) BUSENBURG, Warsaw; two sons at home, Jimmy and John L. [SWANSON], Jr.; a granddaughter, Sherri Lynn BUSENBURG, Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. W. M. LANDS, Mount Sterling, O.
Also, five brothers from Portsmouth, Ebb, Dave, John, Ballard and Elza [FRALEY]; four other brothers; the Rev. Thurman FRALEY, Ithaca, Mich.; Lindsey [FRALEY], Trinity, Ky.; George [FRALEY], Pittsburgh, Pa., and Columbus [FRALEY], Wheelersburg, O. A sister, two brothers and the parents preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. John Lutheran church with the Rev. Alfred GERNI, Logansport St. James Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday and until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.

Harry D. Harris
Harry D. HARRIS, 63, Kewanna, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Harris had been ill for the past three months.
Mr. Harris was born Jan. 30, 1899 in Kewanna where he resided his entire life. He was the son of Jerome and Cora MYERS HARRIS. On April 11, 1921 he married Ada Moe ADAMS, who survives. Mr. Harris was a mechanic for International Harvester Implement Co., at Kewanna.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ronald HAMMAN, Kewanna; a son, William [HARRIS], Kewanna; three grandchildren, Terry, Michael and Scott HAMMAN, Kewanna; three brothers, George [HARRIS], Indianapolis; Archie [HARRIS], South Bend, and Elmer [HARRIS], Kewanns; six sixters, Mrs. Edith TROUTMAN, Cathedral City, Cal.; Mrs. Velma LEASE, Kewanna; Mrs. Tura MASON, South Bend; Mrs. Betty STANLEY, Washington; Mrs. Amy AKRE, Pickneyville, Ill., and Mrs. Avis CHAMBERS, of Idaho. A brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Harrison Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Darwin LIVENGOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.

Tuesday, July 17, 1962

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Wednesday, July 18, 1962

Nellie Babcock
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Haverstock Chapel in LaPorte for Mrs. Ray (Nellie) BABCOCK, who died Monday at 10:20 p.m. in the Holy Family hospital at LaPorte.
Mrs. Babcock was born near Leiters Ford, and moved to LaPorte from Fulton three years ago. Her hsband, Ray BABCOCK, preceded in death. She was a member of the First Methodist church of LaPorte.
Surviving are a brother, Amos WAGONER, Leiters Ford; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond COOK, LaPorte, and two grandchildren.
Friends may call at the chapel after noon Thursday and until the time of the services. The Dr. Floyd BLEWFIELD will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, July 19, 1962

Robert P. Moore
Robert P. MOORE, owner of Forest Farms Products here and long prominent in local agricultural and civic affairs, died of a heart attack during the night at his Lake Manitou home. He was 64 years of age.
Mr. Moore had been in failing health in recent months, but his death came as a shock to family and friends. The fatal seizure occurred during his sleep and was not discovered until early this morning.
Early in his professional career, Mr. Moore mainly was responsible for the establishment of 4-H clubs in Fulton county. At the time of his death he was a director of the Indiana State Fair and a member of the Fulton County Council.
For over 40 years he had been in the forefront of most Rochester civic and Fulton county agricultural ventures. His innumerable appearances as master of ceremonis for public functions throughout the county made him well-known to a majority of county residents.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.
Robert Paul MOORE was born Dec. 6,1897, the son of Frank F. and Laura V. McMAHAN MOORE and had spent his entire life in this community except for service in the Army during World War I. The Moore homestead was the Elmdale Stock Farm, three miles east of the city on Ind. 14.
His marriage was Sept. 28, 1925, at Kewanna, to Arabelle V. MURPHEY, who survives. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Arthur (Reba) SHORE, and the following nieces and naphews: Mrs. Joe Van DUYNE, Hugh MOORE and Byron SHORE, all of Rochester; Mrs. William (Virginia) STOUT, Grand Ledge, Mich.; Mrs. Ned (Frances) TILMAN, Indianapolis; Mrs. Nicholas (Dorothy) PRESECAN, Rialto, Cal.; Joanne HERBERT, Lorain, O., and Ralph MOORE, Columbus, O.
Preceding in death were three brothers, Levi P. MOORE, Fred MOORE and James MOORE.
Mr. Moore served 25 years as a fieldman for the Chester White Swine Record Association, which his father had founded in 1907. In that work, he had traveled throughout the Midwest and made countless friends. For his long record of service, the Association honored him in 1961 with a Distinguished Service Award.
In 1918, while working with his brothers, he became leader of the County Pig club which had been established by the Moores. Membership was quite low, so Mr. Moore and the county's first agricultural agent, L. R. BINDING, canvassed the county and induced 68 farm boys and girls to join the club. Entries were made from the club in the 1918 county fair. From this beginning, other farm clubs were established which later grew into the 4-H Association and later resulted in the County 4-H Fair.
He served on several occasions as a member of the Fulton County 4-H Fair board of directors, relinquishing those duties in 1955 but maintaining a lively interest in the annual exposition.
Mr. Moore was a member and benefactor of the First Baptist church, also belonging to the American Legion, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Elks, Moose and Eagles lodges and the Fulton County Purebred Livestock Breeders Association.
He had served the Chamber as a director, helped in the successful establishment of the United Community Givers charity drive here, was a past president of the Rochester High School Alumni Association and was active on both state and county levels of the Republican party.
His Forest Farm Products, on north Fulton avenue, earned him the sobriquet of "Buttermilk Bob" because of his sale of milk by-product as animal feed. He long had sponsored amateur basketball teams which played by that name. The firm also dealt in feeds, seeds and farm supplies.
The Moore home, which Mr. Moore had remodeled into one of the showplace residences in this area, is on Barrett road on the north shore of the lake.
He was in his fourth year as director of the Indiana State Fair at the time of his death. The first three years he had been director of the Fair's horse department and managed the nationally-famous State Fair Horse Show.
He had been busy in recent weeks preparing for his duties as grandstand dirctor in connection with the 1962 State Fair.
Mr. Moore had decided this year to seek another four-years term as member of the County Council, which is the county's financial administative body.

Friday, July 20, 1962

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Saturday, July 21, 1962

Daisy C. Zehner
Daisy C. ZEHNER, 75, Los Angeles, Cal., former resident of Argos, died at 3 a.m. Friday in a los Angeles hospital. She had been ill for the past 2 1/2 years.
She was born southeast of Argos, Oct. 10, 1886 to Charles and Mary REDINGER. In 1919 she moved to Ft. Wayne and 30 years ago moved to Los Angeles. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are two sons, Melvin [ZEHNER], Ft. Wayne, and Donald [ZEHNER], Skokie, Ill; three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Mary) MANTELLA and Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) [PADRIES] both of Los Angeles, and Mrs. George (Ruby) DACUMAS, also of California; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothrs, Mark and Fred [REDINGER], Argos, and Harley [REDINGER], Warsaw; one siste,r Mrs. Elmer (Reathel) LORD, Fort Wayne.
The body is being taken to the Grossman funeral home in Argos where arrangements are pending.

Monday, July 23, 1962

Minerva M. Rogers
Mrs. Minerva May ROGERS, 79, lifetime resident of Fulton county, died Saturday at 9:50 p.m. in the Harris nursing home at Argos after a three-year illness. She resided west of U.S. 31 on the Richland Center road.
Death was due to a heart ailment and a paralytic stroke.
Born Oct. 19, 1882, in Richland township, she was the daughter of James and Christina WORKING THOMPSON. She was married June 27, 1903, in Fulton county, to William H. ROGERS, who survives.
Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Crystle) PHILLIPS, R.R. 2, Argos, and Mrs. Calvin (Mildred) KUHN, R.R. 5, Rochester; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON 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.

Daisy Zehner
Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy ZEHNER, 75, Los Angeles, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Walnut Church of the Brethren southeast of Argos. The Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH, retired Argos minister, and the Rev. Eldon EVANS will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from noon today until noon Tuesday and at the church an hour before the services. Mrs. Zehner, former Argos resident, died Friday morning in a Los Angeles hospital.

Nancy Sheetz
Mrs. Nancy SHEETZ, 86, former Burket resident, died at 7 p.m. Saturday in Los Angeles general hospital after being seriously ill 10 days.
Born April 7, 1876, at Warsaw, she was the daughter of Frederick and Lisa JONES WOODS and had moved to Los Angeles 39 years ago from Burket. She was married Sept. 16, 1893, at Rochester, to Charles SHEETZ, who died in 1959. Mrs. Sheetz was a member of the First Methodist church of Los Angeles.
Surviving are one daughter, Mildred HOYT, Los Angeles, and several nieces and nephews. A son, Otis [SHEETZ], preceded her in death in 1961, as did four brothers and one sister.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Charles Ford
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Charles FORD, 68, 623 Madison street, who died Saturday at 10:45 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient there 24 hours; death followed an extended illness.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will be in charge of the service, assisted by the American Legion and VFW posts. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Dec. 5, 1893, in Fulton county, Mr. Ford was the son of Morton M. and Mittie M. CRIPE FORD. He never married. He was a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion post and the Manitou post of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and had severed overseas in World War I.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Herman WAGONER, Rochester; Mrs. Jack HARRIS, Osceola, and Mrs. Oliver SEE, Chili; three brothers, King and Ernest [FORD], both of Rochester, and Dean [FORD], Kokomo, and several nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, July 24, 1962

Fern G. Klock
Mrs. Fern G. KLOCK,70, died during the night Monday in her sleep at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Audrey LANDIS, R.R. 5, Rochester. Mrs. Klock had been in ill health the past five years.
Born April 15, 1892, in Emmett county, Michigan, she was the daughter of Albert and Rose GARDENER RHINE. She was married in 1911 to Nathaniel KLOCK.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Max (Audrey) LANDIS, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Ralph (Barbara) DYE, Grand Ledge, Mich., and Mrs. Fred (Lillian) CHALKLEY, Peru; two sons, William [KLOCK], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Arthur [KLOCK], Tacoma, Wash; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, George RHINE, Harver Springs, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Henry BESTER and Mrs. Gordon STANDISH, both of Harver Springs, Mich., and Mrs. George CORBETT, Loveland, Colo. One son and four sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Russell SHELLEY of the Church of nazarene in Peru officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 25, 1962

F. Everett Shively
F. Everett SHIVELY, 74, R.R. 2, Akron, died at his home at 8 a.m. today following an illness of 16 years. Mr. Shively had been in serious condition for the past four weeks.
He was born Dec. 4, 1887 in Kosciusko county to William and Mary HEETER SHIVELY. He had resided in this community most of his life. He was a farmer.
On may 24, 1910 he married Eva Grace BRIGHT, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Ernest [SHIVELY], at home, and William [SHIVELY], Whittier, Cal.; two granddaughters, Sandy K. SHIVELY, Whittier, Cal., and Sue SHIVELY, Rochesrter; and a sister, Miss Viola SHIVELY, R.R. 2, Akron. Five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, July 26, 1962

Glen Tullis
Glen TULLIS, 76, died Wednesday at 1 p.m. in his home at Akron of complications resulting from a broken hip which he sustained in a fall at his home last Thursday. He had been in - - - - - over three years.
Born June --, 1886, at Silver Lake. He was a lifetime resident of the Akron community. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. - - - officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ruth E. Homman
Mrs. Ruth E. HOMMAN, 76, Argos,
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Argos Methodist church, with the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m; today, and until noon Saturday. The body will lie in state one hour before services.

F. Everett Shively

Friday, July 27, 1962

Lena Alspaugh
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for F. Everett SHIVELY, 74, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at his home Wednesday morning after a long illness.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Friday, July 27, 1962

Lena Alspaugh
Mrs. Lena ALSPAUGH,78 , Lebanon, O., who for many years resided near Athens, died at 6 a.m. today in Lebanon. She had been ill for some time.
Mrs. Alspaugh was born to Theodore and Lydia SWAIN in Marion county. She married Sam ALSPAUGH, who died in 1944.
Surviving are a brother, William SWAIN, Tacoma, Wash.; a sister, Mrs. William TOPPINGS, Battle Ground, Wash., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Athens E.U.B. church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.
Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday and at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the services.

Maude L. McDonald
Mrs. Maude Laura LOWE McDONALD, 40, 1401 Elm street, was found dead in front of her home at 3:50 a.m. today. Time of death was placed at 2 o'clock this morning.
Cause of death will not be determined before Monday, Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, said. Results of a post mortem will not be known until then, he said.
Mrs. McDonald's body was found by Ronald GREER, also of 1401 Elm steet. He telephoned city police, who called Dr. Rowe after they could find no indicatin of life. Dr. Rowe pronounced Mrs. McDonald dead at the scene.
Greer told the coroner that after he and Mrs. McDonald came home this morning, she decided to stay in the car for awhile. Later he became worried because she had not come inside, so he went outside and found the body along the curb.
Mrs. McDonald was born Sept. 17, 1921 in Rutledge, Tenn., to Joe and Birdie GREENLEE LOWE. She moved here from Rutledge 1 1/2 years ago. She was a member of the Rutledge Baptist church.
Surviving are two brothers, Horace [LOWE], LaPaz, and Scers (LOWE], Seveirville, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Louise SCHULTZ, Tucson, Ariz., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites are pending at te Zimmerman Brothers fneral home, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 28, 1962

Irene Croco
Mrs. Irene HODGES CROCO, 79, Argos, died at 4:15 a.m. today at the home of her daughrter, Mrs. Eugene (Lura Mae) POORE, Argos. Mrs. Croco had been in failing health several years and seriously ill several weeks. Born Sept. 18, 1882 in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Martin and Sophia LOVE HODGES. She had resided all her life in Marxhall county.
She was married Aug 4, 1910 in Argos to Andrew CROCO, who died Oct. 3, 1953. Mrs. Croco was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Surviving besides the daughter are a son, Henry M. [CROCO], Fort Wayne and two sisters, Mrs. Leah CAMPBELL, South Bend, and Mrs. Lucille SARBER, Muncie.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Maude McDonald
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Maude McDONALD, 40, 1401 Elm street, who was found dead n front of her home early Friday morning.
The Rev. C. W. SYLER of the Assembly of God church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Cause of Mrs. McDonald's death has not been determined, pending results of an autopsy.

Monday, July 30, 1962

Mary E. Oden
Mrs. Mary E. ODEN, 78, R.R. 1, Akron, died Saturday at 10:50 a.m. in the Miller nursing home here where she had been a resident for 11 months. In failing health for several years, she had been seriously sick a week.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Oden was born Jan. 28, 1884, in Miami county, the daughter of George and Phillipina GRAF FOUST. She had rsided in the Akron community 40 years and was married in 1901 at Amboy to Marean M. ODEN, who survives.
She was a member of the Amboy Friends church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Vada) ZARTMAN, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Alva (Myrtle) RICE, Tucumcari, N.M.; one son, Earl ODEN, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Waldo (Lulu) BINFORD, Indianapolis. Four grandchildren and five brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Tuesday, July 31, 1962

George Tobey
George A. TOBEY, 80, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Monday at 8:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient nine weeks and seriously ill since Wednesday.
Born March 28, 1882, in Winamac, he had resided in the Rochester community 68 years. His parents were Felix and Mary SMITH TOBEY. His marriage was at Macy on April 3, 1906, to Farry Fern PORTER, who died in 1953.
Active in the organization of the Fulton County Farm Bureau, Mr. Tobey was a member of the Grace Methodist church and the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Millard (Mildred) IHDE, Neenah, Wis.; Mrs. James (Mary) PAPP, Detroit; Mrs. Arthur (Helen) THOMPSON, Rochester, and Mrs. James (Edna) ALLEN, Hawaii; one son, Hugh TOBEY, Renvrew, Pa.; one brother, Stacy TOBEY, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Bert (Lucy) BRYANT, Rochester; twenty-six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, August 1, 1962

Blanche M. Flohr
Mrs. Blanche M. FLOHR, 74, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in her home at Disko. Mrs. Flohr had been ill several years.
She was born to James and Mary BROWN KROFT on Jan. 29, 1888 in Wabash county. She married Jacob FLOHR in 1906. He survives.
She was a member of the Disko Methodist church and the WSCS.
Surviving along with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Clell (Helen) IRVIN, North Manchester, and Mrs. Elmer (Ruth) HAMMOND, South Bend; two sons, Gilbert [FLOHR], South Bend, and William [FLOHR], Carmel; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Ray FRENCH officiating. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, August 2, 1962

Roy Lane
Roy LANE, 65, Fulton, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for four weeks. Mr. Lane had been ill two years.
Mr. Lane was born in Grant county Jan. 18, 1897, to Norman and Bertha SPENCER LANE. He moved to Fulton five years ago from Marion. In 1932 he married Louise HANSON, who preceded in death. Mr. Lane was a retired truck driver.
Surviving are one son, Leroy LANE, R.R. 1, Converse; one brother, Vaughn LANE, Fulton; one sister, Mrs. Ruth TOMLINSON, Marion, and four grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Lynford ORR officiating. Burial will be in the Thrailkill cemetery, Swayzee.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Jessie P. Alexander
Gravesode funeral rites will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for Mrs. Jessie Pearl ALEXANDER, 90, who died at the Florentine nursing home in Elkhart Wednesday at 12:45 p.m.
A former Rochester resident, she had moved to Elkhart from this city in 1955 and resided at 1620 Goshen avenue there.
Born Feb. 29, 1872, in Miami county, she was the daughter of John and Barbara NORTON DABNEY. Her marriage was July 21, 1888, to Australia ALEXANDER, who precededher in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Geneva) COOPER, Elkhart; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held in the Westbrook and Metz funeral home in Elkhart at 10:30 a.m. Friday prior to grveside rites here. Friends may call at the funeral home before that time.

Joseph W. Hall
Joseph W. HALL, 86, longtime resident of Tippecanoe, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a year's illness.
Born May 2, 1876, in Marshall county, he was the son of Elias and Phebe SMITH HALL and was a retired carpenter and cabinet maker. He had lived in Tippecanoe 75 years.
Surviving are one son, Milford [HALL], and one daughter, Mrs. Rata (Fern) McDONALD, both of Detroit; several grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Mary WRIGHT, Los Angeles.
Rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Donald DUGAN officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetry southeast of Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, August 3, 1962

Phianna Thomas
Mrs. Phianna THOMAS, 93, R.R. 2, Akron, died at her home at 2:30 a.m. today. Mrs. Thomas had been ill for the past year.
She was born in Kosciusko county May 19, 1869, to Jacob and Mary SWOVERLAND PETRY. Mrs. Thomas spent her lifetime at the R.R. 2, residence.
On Dec. 18, 1887, she married Horace THOMAS who preceded in death. She was a member of the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church for over 50 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Merle (Elma) TUCKER, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Lee (Olga) HOLDERMAN, Elkhart; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church with the Revs. Loyd OVERMYER and Kenneth HOSTETTLER officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.
Friends may call at the Haupert fneral home in Akron from 2 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday, and at the church from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Dr. Perry C. Garman
Dr. Perry C. GARMAN, 71, dentist at Goshen for the past 43 years, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's hospital in South Bend, where he underwent surgery last Friday. He was the brother of Mrs. Van Tuyl GILLESPIE of Kewanna.
Dr. Garman was born near Kewanna on Sept. 11, 1890, and moved to Goshen in 1919 after servng in World War I. He resided at 210 North Indiana avenue.
On May 9, 1919, he was married to Faye Cleo THOMAS, who survives, along with a son, three grandchildren, two brothers and two other sisters.
Friends may call at the Yoder-Culp funeral home in Goshen, where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Maynard KULP and the Rev. Wyman HULL officiating. Burial will be in the West Goshen cemetery.

Saturday, August 4, 1962

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Monday, August 6, 1962

Emma Walker
Mrs. Emma WRIGHT WALKER, 72, 913 Jefferson street, died this morning at 1:30 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted 12 hours previously. She also had been a hospital patient earlier in he week, when she first became ill.
Born Feb. 20, 1880, at North Judson, she had resided in this city 15 years, coming here from Alton, Ill. Mrs. Walker spent some of her early years in Marion, Ind. Her marriage was Feb. 18, 1913, at New Orleans, to Cale B. WALKER, Sr., who died Nov. 4, 1961.
Surviving are two sons, Cale B. WALKER, Jr., Rochester, and John W. WALKER, Alton, Ill., seven grandchildren, Sister VERONICA ANN, Nancy and Mary Lou WALKER, all of Rochester; John C. WALKER, Redding, Cal., Mrs. Thomas JONES and Claude and Spring WALKER, all of Alton, Ill., and one great-grandchild.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
An open house for Mrs. Walker's granddaughter, Sister Veronica Ann, scheduled for Tuesday, has been canceled.

Herman Swick
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Akron Church of God for Herman SWICK, 81, Akron, who died at his home at 7:15 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Swick, ill for 26 years, had been in serious condition for the past three weeks.
Mr. Swick was a lifetime resident of the Akron and Silver Lake communities. He was born May 27, 1881 in Kosciusko county to Henry and Elizabeth KELLER SWICK. He married Mary R. WINDBIGLER in 1903.
Mr. Swick was a member of the Akron Church of God and [was] a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Fannie E. CODER, Bradenton, Fla.; three sons, Arthur L., Charles E and Willis M. [SWICK], all of Akron; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and a brother, Lyman R. [SWICK], Akron. A daughter, a sister, two brothers and a grandson preceded in death.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD officiated at services and burial was in the Silver Lake cemetery. The Sheetz funeral home in Akron was in charge of the services.

Marjory E. Powers
Miss Marjory Elaine POWERS, Culver, died early this moning at her home. Although she had been in poor health, her death was unexpected.
Born in Culver Aug. 30, 1940, she was a lifetime resident of that community. She was a 1958 graduate of Culver high school.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. POWERS, Culver; a sister, Mrs. Rita Joan FARMER, Culver, and a brother, Bruce T. POWERS, Mulvane, Kan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Easterdy funeral home in Culver, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.
Leroy Kercher
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Leroy KERCHER, 84, who died at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Beverly Shores (Ind.) residents home. His home was at R.R. 1, Akron. He had been ill for several years.
Mr. Kercher was born to David and Catherine YOUNG KERCHER in Miami county on Feb. 16, 1878. Mr. Kercher was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs.Luther (Mildred) SWYGART, Dunes Acres; a son, Wilbur [KERCHER], Chicago; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Cloyde [KERCHER], Mentone; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle KEIM, Akron, and Mrs. Dora WELLER, R.R. 1, Akron. Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.
The Rev. Ralph HOFFMAN will officiate at services and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of the services.

Frank Senger
Funeral rites were conducted this morning at the St. Charles Catholic church in Peru for Frank SENGER, 47, Peru, who died of a heart attack, Thursday in New Orleans. He had bee working in that city.
Burial was in the Catholic cemetery at Peru.
Mr. Senger, son of the founder of the Senger Dry Goods company at Peru, was a native of that city and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. SENGER.
Surviving are two brothers, Fred W. SENGER, Jr. and John McCarthy SENGER of Peru, who operate Senger stores in Peru and Warsaw and Wile's in Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Edward SNYDER, Glendale, Cal., and Mrs. Melvin SMITH, Van Nuys, Cal.
The Eikenberry funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Elmer Musselman
Elmer MUSSELMAN, 80, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Musselman had been ill for the past three weeks.
He was born on Oct. 18, 1881, in Twelve Mile to James and Susan WHITMIRE MUSSELMAN. Mr. Musselman was a farmer.
Surviving are a brother, Nathan [MUSSELMAN], Twelve Mile, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and a sister preceded in deth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight.

Tuesday, August 7, 1962

Nettie Winegardner
Mrs. Nettie WINEGARDNER, 87, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Winegardner had been in serious condition for four days and in ill health for several years.
She was born Nov. 26, 1874, to Jerry and Jennie BRYAN MASTERSON. She married Lon WINEGARDNER in Rochester on April 11, 1898.
Mrs. Winegardner was a member of the Order of Eastrn Star and the Twelve Mile E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Merie BROWN, Arlington, Va.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a broter, Castle MASTRSON, Logansport, and a half-brother, Silas PATTON, Fulton. A son preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Twelve Mile E.U.B. church. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetry at Mexico.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to the services.

Wednesday, August 8, 1962

Lucy Geyer
Mrs. Lucy GEYER, 75, native of Fulton county, died Tuesday morning at Wabash after an illness of one week. Last rites will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Hoover-Miner funeral home at Wabash. Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Star City I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Geyer was born in Fulton county on July 23, 1887, the daughter of Sidney and Mary OVERMYER LEITER. She was married June 7, 1911, to Ray E. GEYER, who died in 1950. She was a member of the Wabash Eastern Star.
Surviving are two sons, two daughrters, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three sisters and one brother.

Thursday, August 9, 1962

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Friday, August 10, 1962

Raymond A. Cavender
Raymond A. CAVENDER, 71, Plymouth, died at his home at 10 a.m. Thursday. Mr. Cavender had been ill for one year, but death was unexpected.
He was born Nov. 23, 1891, at Rutland to Solomon and Emma Estella HARTMAN CAVENDER. He was a member of the Moose lodge and a retired employee of the Zenith corporation. He had lived in Chicago 50 years, moving to Plymouth one year ago.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Bert (Anna Louise) TILLEY, Pueblo, Colo.; a son, Lowell [CAVENDER], Chicago; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Russell [CAVENDER], Plymouth, and Claude [CAVENDER], Ft. Wayne.
Services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. George NULPH of the Grace Baptist church of Plymouth officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery west of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, August 11, 1962

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Monday, August 13, 1962

Manford J. Kingery
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Rochester E.U.B. church for Manford J. KINGERY, 69, 1024 Main street, who died Saturday at 5:10 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. Death was caused by a heart attack. Mr. Kingery had been in failing health 11 years.
The Rev. George BOSSARD will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Bruce Lake. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church an hour before the service.
Born Aug. 15, 1892, in Carroll county, Mr. Kingery was the son of Phillip and Rachel KINGERY KINGERY. His first marriage was to Chloe CURTIS, who died in 1928. His second mariage was to Lena STANLEY, who survives.
Mr. Kingery had lived here three years, prior to that in Fulton and Kewanna. He was a member of the Friends church in Bringhurst.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Gladys) SHRIVER, Rochester; Mrs. Maurice (Dorothy) MASON, Mooresville; Mrs. Lloyd (Dolly) RIFE, Kewanna, and Miss Jo Ann KINGERY, at home; five sons, Truman [KINGERY], Kansas City, Kan.; Donald [KINGERY], Keyser, W. Va.; Phillip [KINGERY], Cutler; William [KINGERY], Rochester and John [KINGERY], Plymouth; twenty-two grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Delilah KINGERY and Mrs. William ALLEN, both of Kewanna, and one brother, W. D. KINGERY, Hammond. One son, one sister and two brothers preceded him in death.

Tuesday, August 14, 1962

Ella Nichols
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Ella NICHOLS, 89, who died Sunday at 6:35 p.m. in a Peru nursing home after two months' illness.
The Rev. Stacy SHAW will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today
Born Nov. 29, 1872, she formerly lived in Liberty township and in Peru. She was married to William NICHOLS, who died in 1946. Two sons and one daughter also preceded in death.
Mrs. Nichols was a member of the First Baptist church of Elkhart.
Survving are two grandsons, Dr. Robert SMITH, Lowell, and Jack SMITH, Pine River, Minn., and several great-grandchildren.

Lloyd Hileman
Lloyd HILEMAN, 69, who resided five miles southeast of Akron, died at 9:15 a.m. today. Mr. Hileman was a retired telephone lineman.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Wednesday, August 15, 1962

Lloyd N. Hileman
Funeral rites for Lloyd N. HILEMAN, 69, R.R. 2, Macy, will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Methodist church, Mr. Hileman died suddenly at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Wesley BULLIS will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today and at the church an hour before the service.
Mr. Hileman was a lineman for the Northern Indiana and General Telephone companies 22 years before his retirement in 1958. He was a member of the Akron Methodist church and Masonic lodge.
The son of Charles and Emma SNURE HILEMAN, he was born in Wabash county May 16, 1893.
His marriage was in 1917 to Ruth SMITH, who survives along with two sons, Lloyd [HILEMAN], Fort Wayne, and Harold [HILEMAN], Akron; eight grandchildren, and one brother, Carl HILEMAN, Elkhart.

Wilbur N. Willoughby
Wilbur N. WILLOUGHBY, 72, rural route, Kewanna, died early this morning at Woodlawn hospital. He was a farmer.
Born Nov. 30, 1889 in Illinois, he was the son of Thomas J. N. and Charlotte Ellen WASHBURN WILLOUGHBY.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Olive WATKINS and Mrs. Gayle CUNNINGHAM, both rural route, Kewanna, and Mrs. Charlotte TALBOTT, Plymouth; a son, William Ney [WILLOUGHBY], South Bend; ten grandchildren; a brother, Forest [WILLOUGHBY], Pensacola, Fla.; three sistrs, Mrs. George DENNERLINE, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Robert DAVIS, Robinson, Ill., and Mrs.Arthur HENDRICKSON, Chicago.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 1 p.m. Thusday.

Thursday, August 16, 1962

Dora A. Hoffman
Mrs. Dora Ann HOFFMAN, 84, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 10:25 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 12 days.
Born Aug. 1, 1878 near Lima, O., she was the daughter of James and Alice WINN OGDEN. She was married May 15, 1900 in Rochester to Alvin HOFFMAN, who died in 1951.
Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and the Gleaners lodge. She had lived in Fulton county most of her life.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Berniece) HUNN and Mrs. Tom (Marjorie) ENYART, South Bend; Mrs. Letitia GREER, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. George (Lucille) PECK, Arlington Heights, Ill.; a son Milo L. [HOFFMAN], Itasca, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Harley (Mary) FULTZ, Rochester, and Miss Lucy OGDEN, Rochester. A son, two grandsons, three sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, August 17, 1962

John A. Hubert
John A. HUBERT, 79, 1220 Wabash avenue, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday in his home of a heart attack.
Mr. Hubert was born Oct. 15, 1882, in Cold Springs, Ky., to Valentine and Katherine MARKS MILLS HUBERT. He had resided in Rochesrter the past two years, moving here from Lansing, Mich. He retired from the Lansing Oldsmobile corporation in 1951.
He married Glenna BRUCE Feb. 20, 1924 in Lansing. Mrs. Hubert survives with several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Lee McKINLEY, retired pastor of the E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery at South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dora Ann Hoffman
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Ann HOFFMAN, 84, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 10:25 a.m. Thursday, have been set for 3 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ed Fleck
Ed FLECK, former Akron grocery owner, died about 11 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ronald SCHLAYBACH, Peru. Rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Saturday, August 18, 1962

Edward Fleck
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron for Edward L. FLECK, 55, former Akron grocery store owner who died Friday at 10:40 a.m. at the home of a daughter in Peru.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate at the rites and brial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. Fleck had lived in Mentone in recent years. He was born Dec. 1, 1906 in Kosciusko county, the son of Christian and Alice Mae FLECK.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs Carol Ann SCHLAYBACH, Peru, and two grandchildren.

Mary Kay Zentz
Mary Kay ZENTZ, 18 months, R.R. 2, Argos, became the state's first weekend victim early Friday nigh when a car struck her as she played in a Marshall county road near her home northeast of Argos.
The driver of the car, James Ward LEEPER, 21, also R.R. 2, Argos, told authorities he was unable to avoid the child when he came over the crest of a hill and found her in his path. Her twin brothers, Ronald and Donald [ZENTZ], 4, were on both shoulders of the road and he was unable to swerve.
The daughter of Raymond and Wanda ANDERS ZENTZ, she was born at South Bend March 11, 1961. Two sisters, Susan, 11, and Sharon [ZENTZ], 7, also survive, along with the grandparents, Mrs. Roy ANDERS, Plymouth, and Mr. and Mrs. Claude ZENTZ, Argos, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Alvin KELSEY, Argos.
Rites will be 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist churcvh in Argos with the Rev. Charles DINWIDDIE, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in city cemetery at Bremen. Friends may call at the church an hour before the service and at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 10 a.m. Sunday to noon Monday.

Monday, August 20, 1962

Esta E. Moonshower
Esta E. "Jum" MOONSHOWER, 90, Athens, died at his home at 6:30 p.m. Sunday after being in failing health for three months. He was a lifetime residet of Fulton county who retired from farming 16 years ago.
Born May 18, 1872, two miles east of Athens, he was the son of David and Anna BECKER MOONSHOWER. He was married Dec. 10, 1898in Athens to Bertha NYE, who survives.
Also surviving are a brother, Ottis [MOONSHOWER], Hammond, and several nieces and nephews. A son, Rex [MOONSHOWER], died in 1946 and two brothers also preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Athens Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.

Ralph Eytcheson
Ralph EYTCHESON, 70, Fulton, died at 10:30 a.m. today following an illness of three years. A retired farmer, he had resided all his life in the Fulton vicinity.
Born Feb. 16, 1892, he was the son of Isaac and Ollie ECKELBARGER EYTCHESON. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
His first marriage was in 1912 to Minnie E. BRUCE, who preceded in death. His second marriage was on May 10, 1950 to Alta SALES, who survives.
Also surviving ar a daughter, Mrs. William (Bonnie) ZIMPLEMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester; a son, Donald [EYTCHESON], R.R. 6; a step-son, Howard ALLEN, Valparaiso; a brother, Elmer [EYTCHESON], Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Bessie REED, Fulton; and five grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. Linford ORR officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson fneral home in Fulton after noon Tuesday and at the church one hour before services.

Herbert F. Hamman
Herbert F. HAMMAN, 66, Kewanna, died Sunday morning at 7:30 o'clock at his home following a long illness.
Born Feb. 6, 1896, at Mentone, he was the son of Elta and Jenny BOWEN HAMMAN. He was a retired carpenter. Mr. Hamman was married to Goldie H. WOOLINGTON Nov. 7, 1914.
She survives along with four daughters, Mrs. Lucille NEWCOMER, Rochester; Mrs. Betty SELLE, Winamac, Mrs. Geraldine GOOD and Mrs. Ruth TALBOTT, Kewanna; three sons, Ralph [HAMMAN], Winamac, Robert [HAMMAN], Mishawaka, and Ronald [HAMMAN], Kewanna; eighteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Father Matthew DRENNAN officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Harry See
Relatives here have received word of the death in Washington, D.C., of Harry SEE, a native of Rochester and son of the late Charles and Lucy BEATTY SEE.
Mr. See was national legislative representative of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen for many years at Washington. Death was due to a heart attack. Funeral rites and burial were in Oakland, Cal.
He was married to Marie WRIGHT in 1910. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Paul ARBOGAST, Mrs. Martha KIRBY and William W. SEE, all of Oakland.

Tuesday, August 21, 1962

Lloyd E. Mathias
Lloyd E. MATHIAS, 60, 179 Monticello road, died at his home at 5:45 p.m. Monday following an illness of two years. He had resided most of his life in Fulton county.
Mr. Mathias was a truck driver for the Courier Express of Peru before retiring two years ago because of ill health.
Born in the Burton community Nov. 27, 1901, he was the son of Charles and Effie LISEY MATHIAS. He was married Feb. 16, 1924 in Argos to Helen Elizabeth BURNETT. Mr. Mathias had lived in Marion three years and Argos five years before moving to Rochester. He was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Elsie Mae) ANDERSON, of Anderson; a son, Keith [MATHIAS], Kewanna; seven grandchildren; two sisters; Mrs. Charles (Mary) LINDZY, New Paris, and Mrs. Keely (Pauline) BERKY, South Bend; a brother, John [MATHIAS], Rochester; a niece, and a nephew. A son, a sister and the parents preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rochester E.U.B. church with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until 11:30 a.m. Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Wednesday, August 22, 1962

Charles L. Rhinehart
Charles L. RHINEHART, 68, 1415 Main street, died at his home at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after being in failing health for four years. He had lived in Fulton county 20 years after moving from Francesville.
Born in Pulaski county Dec. 22, 1893, he was the son of Otho and Ardella WOOD RHINEHART. He was a member of th Church of Christ and had managed the former Miller and Jones store here for 12 years before retiring.
Surviving with the wife are eight daughrters, Mrs. Melvin (Olive) KILANDER, Chesterton; Mrs. Raymond (Miriam) KERN, Mishawaka; Mrs. Samuel (Eldora) COOK, Columbus, O.; Mrs. Robert (Donna) WELTZIN, Rochester; Mrs. Arnold (Barbara) SOMMERS, Grass Creek; Mrs. Robert (Alma) HUBENY, Kewanna; Mrs. William (Laura) OWEN, Lafayette and Mrs. Charles (Laurel) KILINGER, Shawnee, Kan.; a son, James [RHINEHART], Wilmington, O.
Also surviving are twenty-six grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Velda SCOTT, Mrs. Rubia TOPP and Miss Bessie RHINEHART, all of Francesville, Ind.; Mrs. Clara MYERS, Orlando, Fla, and three brothers, Raymond [RHINEHART], Homewood, Ill.; Orlando [RHINEHART], Rensselaer, and Julian [RHINEHART], Wyandotte, Mich. Three sons, four grandchildren and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m.Friday in the Chuch of Christ with the Rev. Ermil NORMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Roselawn cemetery, Francesville. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church for one hour before services.

Arthur S. Young
Final rites for Arthur Sumner YOUNG, 53, Twelve Mile, distributor of petroleum products for the Cass County Farm Bureau for 23 years before his death Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday.
The Rev. James RHINE will officiate at the services in the country chapel of the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. Burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery near Telve Mile. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Youg died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday while his wife was rushing him to Logansport Memorial hospital. He had been to see a doctor and was being taken home when he suffered a heart attack.
Born in Twelve Mile April 23, 1909, he had lived in that vicinity all his life. His parents were Glen and Reba BUCK YOUNG. He was married in Kokomo July 21, 1934 to Lavonne PHERSON.
Mr. Young was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church near Twelve Mile and of the Adams Township Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the wife and mother are two daughters, Mrs. Marcia ADKINS, R.R. 3, Peru, and Miss Margaret YOUNG, a student at South Caston igh school; three grandchildren, and three broters, Acel [YOUNG], Twelve Mile, Hugh [YOUNG], Beech Grove, and Charles [YOUNG], Indianapolis.
The family rquests that donations in memory of Mr. Young be made to the heart fund.

Thursday, August 23, 1962

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Friday, August 24, 1962

Crilla V. Priser
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Crilla V. PRISER, 63, 830 Jefferson street, who died Thursday at 8:10 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Mrs. Jessie YOUNG will officiate and burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Mrs. Priser had been in poor health three months and was a patient at the hospital two days. She had lived here seven years, previously residing in South Bend, North Manchester and Akron.
Mrs. Priser was born July 16, 1899, in Preble county, O., the daughter of William and Tina LANTZ WEHRLEY. She was married at North Mhchester Jan. 11, 1921, to Jesse R. PRISER, who died inApril, 1943.
Mrs. Priser was a member of the Indiana Practical Nursing Association. She had retired in May from that work.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George (Betty) HOLLOWAY, Rochester; two grandsons, Jeffery and Randall [HOLLOWAY]; one sister, Mrs. Barnet (Evon) HEETER, Mishawaka; one brother, Walter WEHRLEY, Vandalia, O., and several nieces and nephews.

Saturday, August 25, 1962

Ardith Cowen
Mrs. Ardith STEVENS COWEN, 38, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis. She had undergone heart surgery there Monday morning. She had had a heart condition for several years.
Born in Culver March 19, 1924, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Elva SAVAGE STEVENS. She had lived in Culver until her marriage to Eldon F. COWEN and had been an employee of the Bell Telephone company at Culver for many years. She was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church and the Culver O.E.S.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Linda [COWEN] at home; three step-daughters, Linda, Charla and Elita [COWEN], at home; a sister, Mrs. Irvin (Erma) OVERMYER, Hales Corner, Wis., and the father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe STEVENS, Culver. The mother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at the Poplar Grove Methodist church at 2 p.m. Monday with the Revs. Clyde BECKNER, Maxinkuckee Methodist church, and W. Ray KUHN, Poplar Grove church, officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Sunday and at the church one hour efore services.

Monday, August 27, 1962 to Tuesday, August 28, 1962

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Wednesday, August 29, 1962

Harding Overmyer
Funeral services for Harding OVERMYER, 75, Kewanna, will be conducted at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna Thursday a 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiationg. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Overmyer died Tuesday after an extended illness. He was born May 7, 1887, in Pulaski county, the son of Schuyler and Lydia OWENS OVERMYER. His marriage was in May, 1910 to Edith PRINCE, who survives.
Mr. Overmyer was a barber for 50 years prior to retirement, having worked at Monterey and Bruce Lake. He was a member of the Zion Methodist church.
Also surviving are one son, Bud [OVERMYER], Kewanna; two grandchildren; two brothers, the Rev. Loyd OVERMYER and Clyde OVERMYER, both of Kewanna, and one sister, Mrs. Bessie JOHNSON, Culver. One son, Theodore [OVERMYER], preceded in death in 1954.

John Malyczak
John MALYCZAK, 65, died today at 9:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a week's illness. He resided eight miles east of Rochester on R.R. 2, Akron.
Born in Warsaw, Poland, on May 16, 1897, he came to the United States at the age of 18 and settled in Chicago, moving here 16 years ago. He was married July 14, 1928, in Crown Point, to Irene M. RENKWEK, who survives.
Mr. Malyczak was employed by the Wisconsin Steel corporation in Chicago for 35 years, retiring in 1955 because of ill health. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.
Also surviving are one son, Edward [MALYCZAK], Chicago, and three grandchildren. One brother preceded in death. Final rites are incomplete. The Foster & Good funeral home will be in charge.

Stella Studebaker
Mrs. Stella STUDEBAKER, 72, R.R. 1, Mentone, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where she had been a patient two months.
Born near Metea Dec. 31, 1889, she was the daughter of Daniel and Mary BENHAM KINGERY and had lived in the Mentone area 16 years, coming there from Metea. She was married March 10, 1909, to Ernest STUDEBAKER, who survives.
Mrs. Studebaker was a member of the Onawa club, the Mentone Baptist church and the Friendly Neighbors home demonstration club.
Also surviving are two sons, Leo [STUDEBAKER], Hammond, and Albert [STUDEBAKER], Elkhart; four grandchildren; one sister, Elsie BATTIN, Eugene, Ore., and two brothers, J. D. KINGERY, Elma, Wash., and Orlan KINGERY, Lucerne.
Rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Metea Baptist chuch with the Rev. Irvin OLSEN officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday and until 11 a.m. Friday at the Johns funeral home in Mentone.

Thursday, August 30, 1962

Willa D. Harter
Mrs. Willa D. HARTER, 67, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for the past several months.
Mrs. Harter was born July 30, 1895 in Fulton county to Mathias and Emaline WAGONER PEARSON. She married Herbert HARTER in 1914. He died April 14, 1931.
She was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Emelyn) FITES,Akron; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Revs. Wesley BULLIS and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday and until the hour of the service.

Friday, August 31, 1962

William H. Fishley
William Henry FISHLEY, 83, R.R. 2, Macy farmer, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of five days.
Born in Miami county Dec. 28, 1879, he was the son of John and Elizabeth ZEGAFUSE [FISHLEY]. He was married in Rochester April 6, 1905 to Hanna DAWALD, who preceded in death. He was a lifetime resident of the Macy community.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harriett KIRCHER, R.R. 2, Macy; a son, Harvey [FISHLEY], Glendale, Ariz.; a grandson, Forrest KIRCHER, R.R. 2, Macy; a brother, Frank [FISHLEY], R.R. 1, Macy, and three sisters, Mrs. William KOTTERMAN and Mrs. Harry RUNKLE, both of Macy, and Mrs. Leonard MILLER, Akron. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. William REEVES, Macy Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Saturday, September 1, 1962

Mrs. Victor Barnett
Friends here have learned of the death of Mrs. Victor BARNETT, Tulsa, Okla., which occurred Aug. 11. She died in a Houston hospital following a rarely-attempted blood vessel operation.
Her husband, associate editor of The Tulsa Tribune, is a native of Rochester. She was active in civic affairs in Oklahoma and was leader in school and child activities. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sisters, two sons, a daughter and 10 grandchildren. Memorial services were held in Tulsa.

Monday, September 3, 1962

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 4, 1962

Goldie R. Cooke
Mrs. Goldie R. COOKE, 59, Chicago, an Akron native, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Holy Cross hospital at Chicago. She had been ill five weeks.
Mrs. Cooke was a saleslady at the Fair store in Chicago. She had moved from Akron 40 years ago.
Born April 5, 1903, she was the daughter of Frank and Lydia SAYGERS THOMPSON. She was married in 1924 to James T. COOKE, Sr., who died in 1955.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Margery) TRACY, South Bend; a son, James T. [COOKE], Jr., Chicago; six grandchildren; the step-mother, Mrs. Frank THOMPSON, Denver; two sisters, Mrs. Dallas (Sarah) TRACY, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Eldon (Merry) COX, Lawrence, Kan.; a brother, Clarence [THOMPSON], R.R. 1, Akron; three half-sisters, Mrs. Howard (Mildred) FLEEGLE, Clearwater, Pa.; Mrs. Byron (Susanna) ABBOTT, South Bend, and Mrs. Earl (Mable) CLICK, Denver, and a half-brother, Charles THOMPSON, Escondico, Cal.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Sidney Pownall
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 1 o'clock in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Sidney POWNALL, 95-year-old retired farmer who died Saturday at the I.O.O.F. home in Greensbrg.
The Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER officiated at rites and burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mr. Pownall, who had suffered a stroke last Tuesday, was born in Fulton county on Oct. 2, 1866, the son of Levi and Barbara POWNALL.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mildred DIVELEY, Grass Creek; one son, Hobart [POWNALL], Brownsin, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Cora FRY, Winamac; two brothers, Arthur [POWNALL], Vancouver, B.C., and William [POWNALL], Boyton, Fla.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Two sisters, Carry and Sarah [POWNALL], and two brothers, Fred and Marion [POWNALL], preceded him in death.

Ella May Voreis
Mrs. Ella May VOREIS, 92, died Monday at 4 a.m. in the Landis nursing home at Argos.
Born June 28, 1870, at Peru, she had spent her life in the Argos community. Her marriage was in 1889 to Edwin VOREIS, who died in 1945. Mrs. Voreis was born Ella May HARRISON.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Mrs. Marya, STITES, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Frank HOFFMAN, Los Angeles; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. One daughter, Mrs. Vera HOFFMAN, died in 1918.
Funeral rites will be at 10:30 a..m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Paul A. Weidner
Paul A. WEIDNER, 46, prominent Argos resident, died Monday at 10 a.m. in his home of a heart attack. Mr. Weidner was manager of the Smith-Douglas fertilizer warehouse in Argos and served as treasurer of the Argos Chamber of Commerce. Long active in community affairs, he had served on the town board four years.
Born Nov. 1, 1915, at Argos, he was the son of Charles and Emma LEFFERT WEIDNER. He was married Aug. 1, 1941, at Plymouth, to Mildred MANN, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Paul Dennis and Glen Alan [WEIDNER], at home; one daughter, Dianne Christine [WEIDNER], at home; his mother, Mrs. Emma WEIDNER, Argos; one sister, Mrs. Harmon (Margaret) ZAHM, Bourbon, and one brother, Charles [WEIDNER], Argos. He was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic church at Plymouth.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's church with the Rev. Father Casimir MOSKWINSKI officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m; Wednesday.

Reuben Ray Powers
Reuben Ray POWERS, 70, Argos, died Sunday at 4:30 p.m. of a heat attack during the Powers family reunion which was being held at the home of his niece, Mrs. Gene CAGE of Sharpsville.
Born June 26, 1892, in Argos, he was the son of Isaac and Catherine KAMP POWERS and had spent his life in that community. His marriage was in 1921 at St. Joseph, Mich., to Gussie McCULLOUGH, who survives.
A retired state highway employee, Mr. Powers was a veteran of World War I and a charter member of Argos Post 68, American Legion.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Dorothy) FERGUSON, Argos, and Mrs. Joe (Velma) HARMON, Plymouth; one son, Ray [POWERS], at home; six grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Garvin (Ethel) EATON, Sharpsville.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Full military rites will be conducted at graveside by the Argos American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, September 5, 1962

Ross Bowen
Ross BOWEN, about 35 or 40 years of age, was found dead in bed about 11 a.m. today in his mobile home at the We-Like-It trailer court on the north shore of Lake Manitou. Cause of death has not been determined. Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, has called for an autopsy. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge of final rites.

Vernon C. Brown
Vernon C. BROWN, former Liberty township resident, died Tuesday at his home in Albuquerque, N.M., where he had lived the past 12 years.
His father is Charles E. BROWN, R.R. 1, Macy. Also surviving are the wife, the former Olive K. EYTCHESON; two daughters, Mrs. Ed (Carol) THYNE, Dover, Del., and Mrs. Richard (Sharon) BURKE, Albuquerque; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. [M.] Emerson (Hazel R.) SHEETS, Akron, and parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer EYTCHESON, Libert township.
Final rites will be Saturday at the Strong-Thorn funeral home in Albuquerque with burial there, also.

Thursday, September 6, 1962

Roscoe Bowen
Funerl services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Roscoe "Ross" BOWEN, 37, who died at his mobile home in the We-Like-It trailer court at Lake Manitou.
The Rev. James SCHUMACHER will officiate, but burial site has not yet been determined. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Bowen died someime Sunday night of a heart attack, according to a report from the office of coroner, Dr. Howard ROWE. His body was discovered Wednesday morning.
Mr. Bowen lived alone and had resided here the past 11 years. He was born July 10, 1905. Mr. Bowen was employed as a milk inspector for the Marshall county Dairy Herd Improvement Association which is affiliated with Purdue university.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Nancy) RUNGE, Plymouth, Mich.; the stepfather, James LEAVENWORTH, Novi, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.

Oscar B. Fields
Oscar B. FIELDS, 70, South Bend, a native of Macy, died at midnight Wednesday in South Bend Memorial hospital. He had lived in South Bend for 37 years. He retired from the Bendix corporation in 1959.
Mr. Fields was born April 22, 1892. In 1925, he was married to Effie BISHOP of Rochester. He was a member of the Sumption Prairie Methodist church, of which he was lay leader, the South Bend Barracks of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Masonic lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs Dale STUDEBAKER, Downers Grove, Ill.; two sons, the Rev. Robert FIELDS, Kentland, and Loyal E. [FIELDS], South Bend, and seven grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sumption Prairie Methodist church near South Bend with the Rev. John WOLFE officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend until 11 a.m. Friday.

Friday, September 7, 1962

Lowell Chenoweth
Lowell CHENOWETH, R.R. 1, Bourbon, was crushed to death Thursday morning at Bourbon, when a 5,500-lb. grain drier slipped off a jack and fell upon him. Chenoweth was the father of four children.
An employee of the Farm and Home Supply company at Bourbon, Chenoweth was under the drier adjusting a jack before installing tires on the machine.
Because of the death of Mr. Chenoweth, the dedication services planned for Talma Methodist church Sunday, have been postponed until Sept. 23.

Saturday, September 8, 1962

[no obits]

Monday, September 10, 1962

Arthur S. Truex
The Rev. Arthur S. TRUEX, 61, pastor of the Fulton E.U.B. church for the last three years, died of a heart attack Sunday at 10 p.m. in his home at Fulton. The Rev. Truex had not been ill and his sudden death came as shock to friends and relatives.
Born Aug. 9, 1901, at Nappanee, the Rev. Truex came to Fulton from Wolcottville. His first marriage was Jan. 3, 1927, at Bourbon, to Blanche ZIMMERMAN, who died in 1955. His second marriage was April 24, 1956 at Marion to Thola NORTH. She preceded him in death in 1961.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann MUMBOWER, Anderson, and Mrs. Marjorie TONEY, Farmland, Ind.; three stepsons, Dan and Dick NORTH, both of Wolcottville, and Max NORTH, Racine, Wis.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Barbara DENNIS, Fort Wayne; three sisters, Miss Ester TRUEX, Goshen; Mrs. Ruth BRISK, Waukesha, Wisc., and Mrs. Goldie
BECKTEL, Elkhart; one brother, Francis TRUEX, Columbia City, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Fulton E.U.B. church with Dr. V. A. CARLSON officiaing. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call at the Ditmire and Davidson funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today and at the church an hour before the service.

Ora W. Wynn
Ora W. WYNN, 77, former Rochester resident, died at 8 o'clock this morning at the Prairie View rest home in Warsaw. Ill the past two years, he had resided with his sister, Mrs. Bertha FLETCHER, in Warsaw.
Born April 11, 1885, in Richland township, he was the son of Francis and Florence MACKEY WYNN and was a retired employee of the Illinois Central railroad. He never married.
Mr. Wynn was a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge and a 50-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving, besides the sister, is one brother, Arlie WYNN, Warsaw. One brother, John [WYNN], died last month in Canada.
Funeral rites will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester Church of God with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Tuesday and at the church an hour before the service.

Murray B. Cook
Murray B. COOK, 70, died Sunday at 5 a.m. of a heart attack at his home on R.R. 1, Akron. He had been in ill health six years.
Born in Losantville, Ind., Nov. 10, 1891, he was the son of William and Laura GUWN COOK, and had lived in Akron since 1945, moving there from Chicago. He was married in 1912 at New Castle to Eva Charlotta [COOK], who survives, and also had lived in Muncie.
Mr. Cook was a retired foundry superintendent. He belonged to the Dunkard church in Middletown.
Also surviving are three dagters, Mrs. Charles (Eva) THOMAS, Mokena, Ill.; Mrs. Myron (Mildred) HART, Jr., Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Charles (Helen) PAVNICK, St. Paul, Minn.; one son, Murray B. COOK, Jr., Mokena, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Mary GRAY, Muncie; three stepbrothers, two stepsisters; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Three children and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Meeks funeral home, in Muncie. Burial will be in the Millers cemetery in Middletown. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, this evening, and at the Meeks funeral home from 9:30 to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 11, 1962

Cramer Ware
Rochestr relatives have received word of the recent death of Cramer WARE of Tulane, Cal. Mr. Ware spent his boyhood in Rochester but had lived in California many years.
He was a member of St. Aloysius' church, Elks lodge, City Planning Commission, and a former member of the Optimist club. He had also been active in Little League and other civic affairs. Surviving are his widow, Carmeleta [WARE]; a son, Ray [WARE], a student at the University of San Francisco; a half-brother, Thomas WARE, of Berkeley, and his mother, Mrs. Altha WARE of Madera.

Estella Musselman
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Roann Church of the Brethren for Mrs. Estella MUSSELMAN, 78, R.R. 1, Macy, who died Sunday at Woodlawn hospital an hour after suffering a heart attack.
The Revs. Ora DeLAUTER and Wilbert SULLIVAN will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the Grandstaff funeral home until noon Wednesday and at the church an hour before the service.
Mrs. Musselman was born in Howard county June 13, 1884, the daugter of C. F. and Louisa FOUTZ MILLER. She was married Feb. 22, 1905, to Wallace MUSSELMAN, who survives.
She was a member of the Roann Church of the Brethren and had resided in Miami county 47 years. She was a member of the Perry Township home demonstration club.
Also surviving are four sons, Herman and Harold [MUSSELMAN], both of R.R. 1, Macy; Merl [MUSSELMAN], LaPorte, and Donald [MUSSELMAN], R.R. 1, Roann; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

Wednesday, September 12, 1962

A. C. Bradley
Arthur Clinton BRADLEY, 77, for over two decades prominent in the civic and business affairs of Rochester, died this morning at 5:15 o'clock at South Bend's Memorial hospital, where he had been a patient since Aug. 3.
Mr. Bradley resided on the east shore of Lake Manitou but in recent years had spent winters in Sarasota, Fla. He had been in failing health the past five years.
He came to Rochester from Indianapolis in 1929 after purchasing the Colonial hotel on Lake Manitou. At the capital, he had gained success and a wide Midwestern reputation as one of the country's leading sugar brokers.
He operated the Colonial resort until 1940 and during that time established its reputation as this area's most prominent big-name band dancing center.
Long interested and active in civic affairs, he was one of the prime organizers of the Farmers and Merchants bank here in 1935 and served as its first president. He maintained his interest in the bank as a director until four years ago.
Mr. Bradley also was instrumental in luring the Cole Brothers circus into winter quarters at Rochestr during the mid-1930s and about the same time helped locate the U. S. fish hatcheries in this city.
At one time he had extensive land holdings in Fulton, Cass and LaPorte counties and in late years had spent his time managing his farms in this area.
Mr. Bradley participated in the effort to secure land for the location of the Rochester airport. He had given land on the Tippecanoe river for the use of the Fulton County Conservation club and also was a financial contributor to many civic enterprises.
He also provided financial assistance for the extension of the Lake Manitou road, from the old Fairview site eastward to the Mt. Zion road, along the head of the lake.
Born Aug. 15, 1885, in Blue Mound, Kan., he was the son of John and Ida BRADLEY. His marriage was at Indianapolis to Mary Jane SCANLON, who survives.
He was a captain in the U. S. Army during World War I and was a former member of the Indianapolis Elks lodge and the Indianapolis Columbia club. Long interested in furtherance of conservation, he was active in state and district conservation committee work.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Mary Jane) SMITH, Rochester, and Miss Betty Ann BRADLEY, Hollywood, Cal.; one son, Robert BRADLEY, R.R. 2, Rochester, eight grandchildren; three brothers, Audley F. and Aubrey J. [BRADLEY], both of Blue Mound, Kan., and Don [BRADLEY], Denver, Colo. One sister preceded him in death.
Funeral rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home here. The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be made to the National Foundation, long a favorite Philanthropy of Mr. Bradley.

Anna Staldine
Mrs. Anna STALDINE, 69, R.R. 5, Rochester, died this morning at 9:15 o'clock in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fritz (Joyce) MORGAN, R.R. 5, Rochester, and a son, Leonard [STALDINE], South Bend. Funeral rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Chauncey O. Mollenhour
Chauncey Oram MOLLENHOUR, 72, Mentone businessman and prominent Indiana conservationist, died Monday at 5:30 p.m. of a heart attack at his home. He had been in failing health six months.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Mentone Methodist church with burial in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the Johns funeral home in Mentone from 7 p.m. today until noon Friday and at the church an hour before the service.
Mr. Mollenhour had operated a sawmill and woodworking plant at Mentone since 1914. He also had directed the Conservation Boys Camp at McClure Lake near Akron for many years. Active in conservation promotion, he was second district chairman and state director of Indiana Conservation Clubs, Inc.
Born near Mentone Nov. 7, 1889, he was the son of Latimer and Mary MORGAN MOLLENHOR. His marriage was Dec. 25, 1909, to Goldie RINGLE, who survives. hH was a member of the Mentone Methodist church and the Mentone Masonic lodge.
Also surviving are three daugters, Mrs. Ferd (Ilene) KOENIG, Etna Green; Mrs. Guido (Mary) SHIREY and Mrs. Dale (Lola) WALLACE, both of Mentone; four grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey [MOLLENHOUR], Lakeville, and George [MOLLENHOUR], Palestine; and one sister, Mrs. Minnie WILLIAMSON, Burket.

Thursday, September 13, 1962

A. C. Bradley
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for A. C. BRADLEY, 77, prominent Rochester businessman, farmer and civic leader who died Wednesday morning at South Bend's Memorial hospital.
The Rev. William SIMPSON of Rochester E.U.B. church will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.
Anna Staldine
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Anna STALDINE, 69, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a nine-day illness.
The Rev. John KREIG will officiate at the service and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Oct. 24, 1892, in Smith county, Kan., she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Van De REIT. She ws married Feb. 26, 1915, to Edward STALDINE, who died in December, 1960.
Mrs. Staldine was a member of the Talma Methodist chrurch, WSCS and the THE club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frederic (Joyce) MORGAN, R.R. 5, Rochester; one son, Leonard STALDINE, South Bend; four grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Sin BORGER, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Nell STEGINK, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Alta BIRZA, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Mary HUITING, Oakland, Cal., and Mrs. Gertie DeWAARD, Downs, Kan.; two brothers, Bart and Dan Van De REIT, both of Downs, Kan.

Friday, September 14, 1962

Margaret E. Ulrich
Mrs. Margaret E. (RITENOUR) BAILEY ULRICH, 78, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Thursday at 8:40 p.m. in the Miller nursing home here, where she had been a patient since May 22. She resided 1 1/2 miles northeast of the city and had been in failing health four years.
Born July 23, 1884, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary LAYMAN RITENOUR and had spent the majority of her life in the Tippecanoe community and in Fulton county.
Her first marriage was Dec. 16, 1905, to Harvey BAILEY, who died Dec. 21, 1935. Her second mariage was Feb. 14, 1948, to Dee I. ULRICH who survives.
Mrs. Ulrich attended the Tippecanoe Methodist church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Mary) SELLERS, R.R. 1, Plymouth; Mrs. Harry (Retha) ELLIOTT, Sturgis, Mich.,and Mrs. Wilson (Mildred) ENYART, Union City, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Clyde (Ruth) HUNTER, LaPorte, and Mrs. Norman (Velma) BACHMAN, Winamac; one stepson, M.-Sgt. Pearl ULRICH, Fort Huachucha, Ariz.; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha REIM and Mrs. Rosa SHAW, both of Elkhart. Two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON in charge. Burial will be in the cemetry at Tippecanoe. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, September 15, 1962

Henry Hale
Henry HALE, 23, Silver Lake, was killed [early today] when his car smashed into a concrete bridge railing along Ind. 14 in Kosciusko county.

Monday, September 17, 1962

Alice Baker
Martha Alice BAKER, 46, Rochester businesswoman and prominent in women's activities of the city, died at 10 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Wednesday. Death was due to multiple carcinoma.
Mrs. Baker, 330 West 12th street, had been in failing health for several weeks. She had been actively associated in the operation of Baker's Hardware here.
Mrs. Baker was serving as first vice president of the Rochester Woman's club at the time of her death and also was first vice president of the 13th District of Indiana Federated Clubs. She also was active in the work of the Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Auxiliary, National Federation of Republican Women and the Grace Methodist church, of which she was a member.
She also was present Worthy Matron of Eastern Star Lodge No. 70, belonging to the Bethel Shrine No. 26, and was Past Noble Grand and Past District Deputy of Evergreen Rebekah Lodge No. 57.
Born Jan. 29, 1916, at Rochester, she was the daughter of Reuben K. GILLILAND and Mrs. John (Edith UNGER) INMAN. She was married June 26, 1937, at Rochester, to Lyman E. BAKER, who survives, and had spent her life in this community.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. DeVerle (Mary) CARR, and one brother, Geiger GILLILAND, both of Rochester; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Richard McKEE and Richard GILLILAND, both of Rochester.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Ray E. MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Eastern Star lodge will give its service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by rites of the Evergreen Rebekah lodge at 8 p.m.

Frank Madeford
Frank MADEFORD, 76, for 37 years operator of the Madeford Motor Sales agency in Akron, died Saturday at 2:25 p.m. in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw where he had been a patient for 12 days.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Claude FAWNS and the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born May 9, 1886, at Gilead, Mr. Madeford had spent most of his life in the Akron community. He was married July 19, 1913, at Peru to Trude TRACY, who preceded him in death Nov. 19, 1951.
Mr. Madeford attended the Akron Methodist church, was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge, the Mizpah Shrine and Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne and the Manitou Shrine club of Rochester. He formerly served as a member of the Fulton County Council.
Mr. Madeford was the oldest active Chrysler-Plymouth dealer in the United States at the time of his death. His son, Joseph [MADEFORD], was associated in the operation of the Akron agency. Prior to opening that firm in 1925, Mr. Madeford had been in the auto sales business in Rochester.
Surviving are one daughtr, Mrs. Milton (Martha) SHAW, Amarillo, Texas; one son, Joseph, Akron; three grandchildren, Joseph [MADEFORD], Akron Miss Linda Kay MADEFORD, Minneapolis, and Miss Valerie SHAW, Amarillo; one sister, Mrs. Pearl GESSNER, Devil's Lake, N.D., and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

James Edward Rock, Jr.
James Edward ROCK, Jr., one-month-old son of James and Barbara EASTLAND ROCK, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 1:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He was born in the hospital Aug. 19.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Sue Ann [ROCK], 3, a brother, Jeffrey Wayne [ROCK], 1 1/2; the matrnal grandparnts, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne MILLS, R.R. 1, Brookston; the patrnal grandmother, Mrs. Mary ROCK, R.R. 5, Rochester, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Burton Methodist church with the Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery southwest of Culver. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 18, 1962

Myrtle Rouch
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Mrs. Myrtle ROUCH, 65, Kewanna, who died Sunday at the Herman hospital in Houston, Texas, after a long illness.
The Rev. Richard BERKEY 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.
Born July 2, 1897, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry GRAF. Her marriage was to Otto S. ROUCH, who survives. Mrs. Rouch was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Also surviving are one brother, Harley GRAF, Houston, Texas. One sistr, Mrs. Lola ENYEART, Knox; one half-sister, Mrs.Dorothy KREANSOCK, South Bend; two stepsisters, Mrs. Reva MOORE, South Bend, and Mrs. Ruth ROGER, Bass Lake; and three stepbrothers, Thomas DENSBORN, Star City; Kenny DENSBORN, Illinois, and Roy DENSBORN, Niles, Mich. One son, Gene [ROUCH], preceded her in death.

Delbert F. Anderson
Delbert F. ANDERSON, 73, former resident of Richland township, died at 1:25 p.m. Monday of a heart attack at the Haven Hubbard Home in New Carlisle, where he had resided three years.
Born June 10, 1889, in Sandusky, O., he was the son of William and Mary OVERMYER ANDERSON and had spent most of his life in this community. He was married Oct. 16, 1912, in Rochester to Mary EASTERDAY.
Mr. Anderson was a retired farmer and plasterer. He was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the wife, also a resident of Haven Hubbard Home; one brother, Louis ANDERSON, South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 19, 1962 to Friday, September 21, 1962

[no obits]

Saturday, September 22, 1962

George E. Terry
Word has been received of the death of George Ellis TERRY, [65], Waukegan, Ill., a native of Rochester who was reared here and was graduated from Rochester high school in 1916. Mr. Terry died Sept. 14, of a heart attack.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs.Frank H. TERRY, who lived at 901 Jefferson street, Mr. Terry ws born March 28, 1897. He retired last March after long service with the Public Service Company of Northern Illinois. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Harriet WILDER TERRY, a brother, Lyon F. [TERRY], Ridgewood, N.J., and a sister, Mrs. Chafee SHIRK, Kentland.

Monday, September 24, 1962

[no obits]

Tuesday, September 25, 1962

Hazel Whitecotton
Mrs. Hazel SWOPE WHITECOTTON, 58, former Akron resident, died at 3:40 a.m. Monday in her Indianapolis home.
The daughter of Henry and Alice TINSLEY SWOPE, she was born Aug. 12, 1904.
Surviving are the husband, Fred [WHITECOTTON], and a son, Walter "Buddie" FLOHR, and two grandsons, all of Indianapolis, and two sisters, Mrs. Elston (Myrtle) MATHIAS, and Mrs. Paul (Hildred) MATHIAS, both of Peru. The parents, five brothers and two sisters preceded in death. Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Harry Moore Peace chapel, 2050 East Michigan street, Indianapolis. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, September 26, 1962

Hazel Newhouse
Mrs. Hazel NEWHOUSE, 78, Silver Lake, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Alfhran nursing home in Warsaw after a three-year illness.
Born Aug. 27, 1884, at Silver Lake, she was the daughter of John and Mary Ellen OHMART OLDFATHER and had spent her life in the Silver Lake community. She was married at Silver Lake in 1913 to George NEWHOUSE, who died in 1961.
Mrs. Newhouse was a member of the Silver Lake E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Aileen) UPSON, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Lewis (Ellen)_ LECKRONE, Indianapolis; two sons, Hayden [NEWHOUSE], Silver Lake, and Charles [NEWHOUSE], Springfield, Ill.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one grandchild, one brother and one sister.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery, south of Silver Lake. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday until the hour of the service.

Thursday, September 27, 1962

Merle Cook
Merl "Bookie" COOK, 69, Akron, died Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, following a heart attack suffered last week. He had been ill for five years.
Mr. Cook was born Feb. 16, 1893 to George and Mary Jane THOMPSON COOK in Kosciusko county. He was a lifetime resident of the Akron community. He was married Feb. 27, 1933, to Bertha SHIMER, who survives.
Mr. Cook was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Akron Masonic Lodge 659 and the Athens E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Orien (Grace) CRAIG, Akron, and several nieces and nephews. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz fneral home in Akron. The Revs. Wayne JOHNSON and Harold CONRAD will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Cleo Darr
Cleo "Dick" DARR, 64, R.R. 2, Rochester, died suddenly today about 11:45 a.m. of a heart attack. Mr. Darr's fatal seizure occurred on the Vernon CASTLEMAN farm, R.R. 4, Rochester, where he was visiting on business.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.

Helen Heinley
Mrs. Helen TEETER HEINLEY, 45, Columbia City, a former Fulton county resident, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, one day after open heart surgery.
She was the daughter of Mrs. O. E. NYE, R.R. 5, Rochester, and French D. TEETER, Coeur d'Alene, Ida. She was married Nov. 16, 1947 to Thomas J. HEINLEY and had lived in Columbia City since his marriage.
Surviving, with the husband and parents are a daughter, Sandra Lee [HEINLEY], at home; the step-father, O. E. NYE, R.R. 5, Rochester; an uncle; a nephew and several cousins.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Smith funeral home at Columbia City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Leona Anderson
Mrs. Leona ANDERSON, 74, died in Chicago Wednesday night.
Mrs. Anderson was born in Kosciusko county, four miles north of Akron in 1888 to Allen and Margaret COOK BLACK. She left the Akron community as a young woman to move to Chicago and had lived there ever since.
She was married to Carl ANDERSON, who preceded in death.
Survivors are two sons, Carl and Lowell ANDERSON, both of Chicago; two brothers, John BLACK, Chicago, and Henry BLACK. R.R. 2, Macy; three sisters, Mrs. Mary BLACK, Chicago; Mrs. Readie GAUNT, Montana, and Mrs. Rae SCHWENK, California, and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery, four miles [north] of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, September 28, 1962

Richard L. Stewart
Richard L. STEWART, 56, founder and president of the Stewart Supply company here, died Thursday at 6:25 p.m. in Parkview Memorial hospital in Fort Wayne. Mr. Stewart, who resided at 1116 Madison street, had been in ill health a year, seriously sick one week.
A former member of the City Council, Mr. Stewart had lived in Rochester for 16 years. He came here from Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1946 to establish the supply company which deals in dairy equipment throughout several states. The company's quarters are located west of the Stewart residence.
Mr. Stewart also was a representative of the Zero Manufacturig company of Washington, Mo., for a seven-state area. He was a member of the Elks, Moose and Masonic lodges of Rochester, the Manitou Shrine club, the Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne and the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. He also was a member of the Congregational church of Battle Creek, Mich.
Born Feb. 3, 1906, in Battle Creek, he was the son of Joseph and Emma OLSON STEWART. His marriage was Aug. 27, 1938, in Grand Rapids, to Blanche BETHEL, who survives. Mr. Stewart was associatd with the J. A. White Distributing company while in Grand Rapids and prior to that had resided in Battle Creek.
At Grand Rapids he was active in the Boy Scout work and aid to underprivileged children as a member of the Optimest club. He also was a member of numerous poultry and milk associations.
Surviving besides the wife, are a niece, Mrs. Chester (Mary Lou) ARMSTRONG, Ashland, Ky.; a nephew, Harry HOWELL, Rochester, and several cousins.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. L. W. FAIRCHILD of the Plymouth Congregational church at Fort Wayne officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.
Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the family plot of the Oakhill cemetery at Battle Creek, where the Rev. Carleton Brooks MILLER will conduct a prayer service.

Cleo H. Darr
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Cleo H. "Dick" DARR, 64, who died of a heart attack at 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Graham MARSH 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.
Mr. Darr, a farmer residing in the McKinley community on R.R. 2, Rochester, suffered his fatal seizure while visiting on business at the Vernon "Bill" CASTLEMAN farm in the Burton neighborhood. He had been in ill health from a heart condition since October, 1961.
Born Jan. 11, 1898, in this city, he was the son of Charles N. and Echo Elizabeth TIPTON DARR. His marriage was Jan. 27, 1919, at South Bend to Ellen Louise SMITH. Mr. Darr had retired last spring after 42 years' employment at the Studebaker corporation in South Bend.
He was a member of the Eagles lodge and VFW post here.
Surviving with the wife are a brother, Howard [DARR], South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Roy (Barbara) STEWART, Decatur; Mrs. Russell (Marjorie) BRYANT, Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. Harold (Evelyn) HODGE, South Bend, and Mrs. John (Pauline) EASTER, Rochester; a nephew and two nieces.

Robert Moore
Robert "Ross" MOORE, 78, 613 Jefferson street, died Thursday at 1:50 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a five-year illness.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Burton Methodist church with the Revs. Calvin McCUTCHEON and William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here until 11:30 a.m. Saturday and at the church prior to rites.
Mr. Moore, a retired farmer of the Burton community, was born Sept. 6, 1884, in Mishawaka, the son of William and Catherine ANDERSON MOORE. He came to Fulton county at the age of six and spent most of his life in the Burton area.
His marriage was March 30, 1912, to Carrie D. OVERMYER, who survives. He was a member of the Burton Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are five daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Harriett) JONES, Alhambra, Cal.; Mrs. Florence RUPLE, Plymouth; Mrs.Robert (Gail) PLETCHER, Elkhart; Mrs. Robert (Vivian) RENFRO, Dallas, and Mrs. Norman (Helen) KLINGENBERG, Sheldon, Wis.; one son, Robert Harold MOORE, Huntington; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Five brothers and sisters prceded in death.

Sarah Elizabeth Hood
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth HOOD, 72, died suddenly of a coronary attack at 4 a.m. today in her home on R.R. 3, Kewanna, in Pulaski county.
Born March 12, 1890, in Beaver township, Pulaski county, she was the daughter of John W and Isabel BLUE HAHN. She was married Dec. 24, 1921 in Winamac to George Carl HOOD, who died Dec. 21, 1957. She had lived in the R.R. 3, Kewanna neighborhood since 1939.
Surviving are three sons, Kenneth K. [HOOD], Rochester, and Jay L. and Cecil R. [HOOD], Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Lesrter (Jean) SPOOR, Winamac, and Mrs. George (Ruth) DePOY, Culver; twelve grandchildren, and two sisters, Miss Golda HAHN and Miss Mary HAHN, Winamac.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac with the Rev. Keith SMITHLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Phyllis Ketchum
Mrs. James (Phyllis) KETCHUM, a former Rochester resident, died during surgery at Mayo Brothers clinic in Rochester, Minn., Thursday night.
The Kethums moved to Chicago several years ago. Details of the funeral rites, which are to be in Fort Wayne, have not been completed.

Saturday, September 29, 1962 to Monday, October 1, 1962

[no obits]

Tuesday, October 2, 1962

Jerry Lee Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Omer L. MILLER, R.R. 2, Rochester, have rceived word of the death Sunday of his grandson, Jerry Lee MILLER, 23, Springfield, Ill. The son of Gerald D. MILLER of Springfield, he died of a kidney infection.
Jerry Miller was born in the Bethlehem church community three miles north of Athens.

Hilda Nelson
Mrs. Irvin (Hilda) NELSON, 58, Culver, died at 10 a.m. Monday, the same day that her husband retired after 25 years as an instructor at Culver Military Academy. Born in Indianapolis, she had lived in Culver 35 years. Mrs. Nelson died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Among the survivors are a daughter, Dr. S. MACKEY, Winamac; three grandchildren, and a brother, W. C BORNEMAN, Rochester.
Final rites will be at the Grace Reformed church in Culver and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. The Easterday funeral home in Culver is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, October 3, 1962

Glen L. Eisenman
Glen L. EISENMAN, 68, a native of Fulton county, died at 3:20 a.m. today in a Logansport hospital following an illness of seven years. He was born in 1884 to John W. and Della BRAMAN EISENMAN.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marian (Anna Bella) MEANS, Peru, and Mrs. Robert (Margaret) SWINFORD, Nead; four granddaughters; a grandson; a brother, Fred S. [EISENMAN], Harshaw, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Inez) PYLE, Rochester; a step-mother; a step-brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru with the Revs. C. G. KRAMER and C. S. OVERMYER of the Peru E.U.B. church officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the Citizens cemetery in Rochester.

Thursday, October 4, 1962

Dee B. Rawlins
Dee Belmont RAWLINS, 76, 730 Indiana avenue, died Wednesday at 3 p.m. in his home after an illness of four years.
Born Oct 6, 1885, in Kentucky he had lived in this city 25 years. His marriage was March 2, 1859, in Rochester, to Bessie Lena LYNCH, who survives. Mr. Rawlins had been a farmer and employee at the city sewage disposal plant before his illness.
Also surviving are nine step-children, Harold and Charles IRVIN, at home; Mrs. Paul (Shirley) EYTCHESON and Mrs. Thomas (Ann) WEATHERBY, both of Rochester; Mrs. Ralph (Irene) RIDDELL and Mrs. Dorothy RADCLIFF, both of Texas; Mrs. Robert (Kathryn) RUPE and Mrs. Alfred (Beverly) LANE, both of Logansport; and Mrs. Clarence (Laura) GUNTER, Royal Center.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m.Saturday 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.

Cora M. Moore
Mrs. Cora M. MOORE, 82, Mentone, died at 9 a.m. today. She moved to Mentone six months ago after residing most of her life in the Akron and Rochester communities. She became ill last April.
Born Feb. 17, 1880, near Culver, she was the daughter of George and Sara STAMM ZECHIEL. Her marriage was on Oct. 23, 1897, to Lee MOORE, who died Dec. 30, 1961.
She was a member of Grace Methodist church, the Victoria Reading Circle and the WSCS.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Zelda BELL, Rochester, and Mrs. Harold "Maca" (Genavee} NELSON, Mentone; two sons, William G. [MOORE], Sacramento, Cal., and N. Clair [MOORE], Lafayette; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday, October 5, 1962

Clara E. Simmons
Mrs. Clara E. SIMMONS, 79, R.R. 2, South Whitley, died at her home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday following an illness of two years. She had resided near South Whitley most of her life. She was the mother of Warren SIMMONS of Fulton.
Born near Atwood Sept. 7, 1883, she was the daughter of Abe and Sara WEST PFLEIDERER. She was married Jan. 26, 1907 to Samuel SIMMONS, who survives. Mrs. Simmons was a member of the Monroe Community Center church near Sidney.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Otto WOLFE, Roann, twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Glen TRIDLE, Sidney, and Mrs. Mary HUFFMAN, Pierceton.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m.Sunday in the Miller funeral home at South Whitley and burial will be in the South Whitley cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Cora M. Moore
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora M. MOORE, 83, Mentone, who died Thursday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home between 7 p.m. today and 11:30 a.m. Sunday and at the church one hour before services.

Dee B. Rawlins
Final rites for Dee B. RAWLINS, 730 Indiana avenue, who died at the age of 76 years Wednesday, have been changed to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate in the absence of the Rev. James RHOADS. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, October 6, 1962

[no obits]

Monday, October 8, 1962

M. J. Huxley
M. J. HUXLEY of Vincennes, Knox county agent and former Fulton county agricultural agent, died of a heart attack this morning at Vincennes. He had been ill two weeks with a heart ailment.
Mr. Huxley served as county agent here from 1929-45 and in 1944 was married here to Mary Frances BRAMAN of Rochester.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, William [HUXLEY], with the Air Force in Mississippi [?], and Jeff [HUXLEY], at home, and a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Rosemary) BRAMAN, Tucson, Ariz.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, October 9, 1962

Martin J. Huxley
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church at Vincennes for Martin J. HUXLEY, 62, who died of a heart attack Monday morning at his home in Vincennes. The Rev. Jack DAVIS will officiate and burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery at Vincennes.
Mr. Huxley, who had been Knox county agricultural agent since 1946, served as Fulton county agent from 1939-45. He had been ill two weeks with a heart ailment but his death was unexpected.
A veteran of World War I, he was a graduate of Purdue university and also had been county agent at Rushville and Osgood. He was born June 12, [1900], at Paragon.
Mr. Huxley was a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau, National Association of County Agents, Wabash Valley Beet Growers Association, Knox County Fair Board, Vincennes Kiwanis club, American Legion and the First Baptist church in Vincennes.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Frances BRAMAN of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Rosemary) BRAMAN, Tucson, Ariz.; two sons, Major William J. HUXLEY, Maxfield Air Force Base, Mont. [?] and Jeffery Scott HUXLEY, at home; one brother, Edward C. HUXLEY, Sydney, O.; two grandchildren, and the father-in-law, Milo BRAMAN, Rochester.
Friends may call at the Flimmerfelt chapel at Vincennes after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, October 10, 1962

[no obits]

Thursday, October 11, 1962

Claude L. Tharp
Claude L. THARP, 70, Peru, a native of Fulton county, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday following an illness of five years. He had lived in Peru for 20 years, moving there from Fulton county. Mr. Tharp was a retired bartender.
Born Oct. 2, 1892, he was the son of Benjamin and Hannah EAGLETON THARP. He was married to Sylvia BLACK in 1917. Mr. Tharp was a member of the Eagles lodge in Peru.
Surviving are two sons, Robert [THARP], R.R. 1, Rocheter, and Albert [THARP], Rochester; two brothers, William [THARP], Lafayette, and Ora [THARP], Fulton, and two grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru with the Rev. Dale DICKEY officiaing. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

William A. Marquardt
William A. MARQUARDT, 70, 125 1/2 West Sixth street, died at his home at 1 p.m. Wednesday. He had been in failing health for the past year. He had lived in Rochester for the last 10 years, moving here from Elkhart.
A former general storekeeper for the Elkhart division of the New York Central railroad, Mr. Marquardt retied in 1943.
He was born March 15, 1892 in Elkhart to Albert and Caroline MARQUARDT. His marriage was on Feb. 17, 1928 to Hazel GARDNER, who now lives in Gadsden, Ala. Mr. Marquardt was a member of the United Church of Christ in Elkhart, a charter member of the Elkhart Elks lodge and a member of the Fathers auxiliary of the Rochester VFW post.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Norma) PAPA, Elkhart, and Mrs. Glenn (Kathryn) WELLINGHAM, Gadsden; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Emma EIKLEBERGER, Fort Wayne, and nieces and nephews. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grace Lawn cemetery in Elkhart. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Friday, October 12, 1962

Max C. Fechner
Max C. FECHNER, 78, died early today at the Miller nursing home after an illness of several years.
Mr. Fechner resided at 536 Main street, Culver, and had lived in the Culver neighborhood since boyhood.
Mr. Fechner was born Dec. 23, 1883 in South Bend. He was married to Agnes JORDAN Aug. 18, 1917. She survives.
He was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ in Culver, the Culver Masonic Lodge and O.E.S.
Surviving bgesides the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Mona Pearl AULT, Rochester; two sons, Max E. [FECHNER], Griffith, and Carl [FECHNER], Los Angeles; a brother, Otto [FECHNER], Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Olga KRAUSE, South Bend; Mrs. Bertha ZECHIEL, Culver, and Mrs. Laura SEEHASE, Royal Center, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Easterday funeral home in Culver. There will be an O.E.S. service at 8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Lois Mae Porter
Miss Lois Mae PORTER, 43, who lived with her mother on R.R. 2, Argos, died at 4 a.m. today in the IBM nursing home in Plymouth following an illness of eight months.
Born Sept. 12, 1919 at Morris, Ill., she was the daughter of Ira and Julia STONBBURNER PORTER. She had lived in the Argos community for 20 years, moving there from Silver Lake.
Surviving with the mother are a sister, Mrs. Gilbert (Frances) SHEDROW, R.R. 4, Plymouth, and a half-sister, Mrs. Clifford (Edna) AUSTIN, Kalamazooo, Mich.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Robert KENWORTHY officiating. Burial will be in the City cemetery at Silver Lake. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Otto F. Knoblock
Otto F. KNOBLOCK, 79, Chicago, who resided in Argos in his early life, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday in Resurrection hospital, Chicago. He had been ill a few days with a heart ailment.
Mr. Knoblock had lived in Chicago for the last 30 years, moving there from South Bend. He was a retired employee of the Illinois Tool Works in Chicago.
Born in Donaldson Oct. 13, 1882, he lived in Chicago with a daughter, Mrs. John (Mildred) GALLAS.
Surviving with Mrs. Gallas are two other daughters, Mrs. Myron (Berniece) PENROD and Mrs. Gerald (Thelma) DeFOREST, both of Niles, Mich., six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Goldie BROWN, Camp Verde, Ariz.
Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Matz funeral home, 3440 North Central avenue, Chicago. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Forest G Hay funeral home in South Bend with the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be i the Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens in South Bend.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday. The Grossman funeral home of Argos is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, October 13, 1962

[no obits]

Monday, October 15, 1962

Charles V. Good
Charles Vernon GOOD, 68, 231 Ohio street, died at 2 a.m. Sunday at his home after being in failing health for one week. He was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.
Mr. Good was a mechanic and sheet metal worker, retiring three years ago.
Born Feb. 22, 1894 in Tiosa, he was the son of Charles and Etta MECHLING GOOD. He was married in Anderson Dec. 15, 1948 to Monnie JOHNSTON, who survives.
Also surviving are two step-sons, Roy BROWNE, Hagerstown, and Mark BROWNE, New York City; a sister, Mrs. Claude (Lillian) HAY, South Bend; a brother, Otto A. [GOOD], South Bend; a niece; a nephew, and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Garnet Tombaugh
Mrs. Garnet CARVEY TOMBAUGH, 74, 926 Jackson boulevard, died at 4:35 p.m. Sunday at her home following an illness of about six years. She had been bedfast for 26 months.
Born in Macy Sept. 2, 1888, she was the daughter of John W. and Harriett McGINNIS CARVEY. She was married at the Carvey residence in Macy April 20, 1912 to Jesse L. TOMBAUGH. Mrs. Tombaugh lived for several years in Akron and Culver before moving from Culver to Rochester.
She was a member of the First Christian church of Rochester.
Surviving are the husband; a son, Wendell C. TOMBAUGH, and a grandson, John [B. TOMBAUGH], both of 1025 Jackson boulevard; two sisters, Mrs. Orville (Nina) FOOR, Macy, and Miss Pauline CARVEY, Peru; a brother, Erret CARVEY, Converse; a niece, and four nephews.
[She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lester S. CARVEY.]
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, October 16, 1962

[no obits]

Wednesday, October 17, 1962

Jennie Hutchinson
Mrs. James (Jennie) HUTCHINSON, 76, Macy, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 15 days following a heart attack. She had been seriously ill for three weeks.
Born in Kosciusko county Nov. 5, 1885, she was the daughter of Rolandis and Sarah HARTMAN RUNKLE. She had resided all her life in the Macy and Akron communities. She was married July 4, 1908 in Akron to James HUTCHINSON.
Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Victor (Irene) JOHNSON, Torrance, Cal.; Mrs. Walter (Helen) WORTHINGTON, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Grethel REED, Akron; two sons, Cotus [HUTCHINSON], Flagstaff, Ariz., and Wayne [HUTCHINSON], Portland, Ore; fifteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. Three children preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Rollie BUTLER, Gas City, and D. L. SLAYBAUGH, Akron, officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday and at the church one hour before services.

Thursday, October 18, 1962

Earl B. Shore
Earl B. SHORE, member of one of the county's pioneer families and for over 40 years a merchant in Rochester, died at 3:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He was 80 years of age.
Mr. Shore had been bedfast with a heart ailment for the past four years and in ill health the last five years. He was admitted to Woodlawn Wednesday noon after sustaining a fractured hip.
Born Feb. 2, 1882, in Rochester, he was the son of Perry M. and Mary Ann SMITH SHORE and had resided in this city his entire life. The Shore home is at 215 West Fifth street.
Mr. Shore, a pharmacist, retired from the grocery and drug business July 1, 1949, after being in business 44 years. He operated a grocery and general store in the 500 block of Main street, located in a building erected by his father in 1877.
The Shore and Wilson store later was known as the Shore and Hart store after Mr. Shore's son-in-law, Ned HART, joined him in business. The latter continued operation of the business after Mr. Shore's retirement until closing it several years ago.
Mr. Shore's father, Perry, opened a general store in Rochester in 1875 while his grandfather, Talbert [SHORE], had operated a grocery here dating from 1861.
The first Shore in the county was Earl's great-grandfather, Michael [SHORE], who with his wife and family emigrated from Virginia in 1833 and established a trading post on the newly-built Michigan road (now U.S. 31), just south of the present Marshall-Fulton county line. There were only three white families living between Plymouth and Rochester at that time.
Mr. Shore was married Nov. 28, 1901, in Indianapolis to Eva Blanche ROBUSH, who died July 2, 1962. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edgar (Glenden) ADAMSON and Mrs. Ned (Wilnetta) HART, both of Rochester; two granddaughters, Mrs. Monty LOUGH and Mrs. John KRIESLE, both of South Bend; three great-granddaughters, one nephew and four nieces. A brother, A. B. SHORE, died last April 22.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Jennie R. Lutz
Mrs. Jennie Rachel LUTZ, 90, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller nursing home following an illness of four years. She had lived here 25 years, moving from Wabash. She lived with her daughter, Mrs. Lewis DANNER, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Born in Huntington Feb. 3, 1872, she was the daughter of Ortie and Christiana SHULL CASSEL. Her marriage was on April 6, 1899, to Nathan LUTZ, who died in 1930.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Danner are a half-sister, Mrs. Inez GREEN, Huntington; two half-brothers, Oscar DREW, Huntington, and Arthur DREW, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the Falls cemetery at Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, October 19, 1962 to Saturday, October 20, 1962

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Monday, October 22, 1962

John A. Maggas
Last rites were conducted this afternoon in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for John A. [MAGGAS], 76, retired restaurant owner of Bruce Lake. He died Sunday noon at Woodlawn hospital here.
Burial was in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.
A native of Coaffue, Greece, he was born Nov. 14, 1885. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox church in South Bend, and was married in 1925 to Alta JORDON, who survives.
Also surviving are a stepson, Clyde MULVANEY, Corpus Christi, Texas; a stepdaughter, Marie Louise EFFERTZ, South Bend, and four grandchildren. Several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Edward A. Hiatt
Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Edward A. HIATT, 77, retired Kewanna farmer who died Friday afternoon. Burial was in the Royal Center cemetery.
Born Nov. 2, 1884, in Fulton county, he was the son of Harmon and Hester ALLEN HIATT. His marriage was to Cora BEAUCHAMP, who died in 1954. Mr. Hiatt was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are an adopted daughter, May Louise [HIATT], at home; one brother, John HIATT, Royal Center; one sister, Mrs. Emma THOMAS, Gregory, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, October 23, 1962

Emerson W. See
Emerson W. SEE, 72, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at his home on the West shore of Lake Manitou. Mr. See had been in ill health for the past six years.
Mr. See, a retired rancher, was born in Macy on Oct. 19, 1890 to Sylvanus and Mary TROUT SEE. He later moved to Plentywood, Mont., and then to Rochester in 1956.
Mr. See was married Dec. 19, 1930 to Friedel E. GILVIN at Wolf Point, Mont. She survives at home. He was a member of the Methodist church at Macy and the F&AM 523 Lincoln Lodge, also at Macy. Mr. See was also a World War I veteran.
Surviving with the wife are a brother, Howard [SEE], Macy; two sisters, Mrs. George (Georgia) SCHOEN, Macy, and Mrs. Lyman (Sylvia) BEECHER, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews. A brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Ronald HARSHMAN of the Macy Methodist church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Elmer Beier
Logansport, Ind. (UPI) - Elmer BEIER, 46, Royal Center, died in Memorial hospital here today of burns over more than half his body.
Beier was burned Monday night when a fire destroyed his trailer home. The fire was believed to have been caused by the explosion of an oil stove he was lighting.

Henry P. Haimbaugh
Henry Porter HAIMBAUGH, 73, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 2:40 a.m. today at his residence 1 1/2 miles south of Rochester on Ind. 25. Mr. Haimbaugh had lived in Rochester and vicinity his entire life.
Mr. Haimbaug had been ill for the past 1 1/2 years and seriously since May.
He was born March 7, 1889 in the Bigfoot neighborhood in Newcastle township to A. J. and Sarah WAUGH HAIMBAUGH. He was married to Clara B. ALLISON on May 12, 1908 in Chicago.
Mr. Haimbaugh, a retired farmer and employee of General Tire company of Wabash, was a member of the Rochester First Baptist curch.
Surviving with the wife and a son, Allison [HAIMBAUGH], at home, are a daughter, Mrs. Isabell SNYDER, East Gary, Ind.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Kate DEAMER, Cedar Rapids, Ia., and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. James L. RHOADS officiaing. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 24, 1962

[no obits]

Thursday, October 25, 1962

Mrs. Schuyler Keyes
Mrs. Schuyler KEYES, 77, former resident of the Antioch neighborhood and mother of Mrs. John EBER, R.R. 4, Rochester, died late this morning at Dukes hospital, Peru. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.

Friday, October 26, 1962

Edna C. Keyes
Final rites for Mrs. Edna C. KEYES, 77, Peru, a former Fulton county resident who died in Dukes hospital at Peru at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Bothers funeral home here.
The Rev. James L. RHOADS will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry.
Mrs. Keyes had resided in the Miami nursing home at Peru for two years. She was admitted to the hospital 3 1/2 days before her death. She had lived in Peru for 28 years, moving there from the Antioch neighborhood in Rochester township.
Born in Kansas June 8, 1885, she was the daughter of George E. and Lavina GIBSON COLE. Her first marriafge was to Byron HARTMAN, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was on June 22, 1908, to Philip T WERNER, who died Oct. 13, 1930. She was married on June 26, 1934 [to] Schuyler C. KEYES, who died Jan 28, 1945.
Surviving are a son, Byron HARTMAN, Jr., address unknown; a daughter, Mrs. John (Ruth) EBER, R.R. 6, Rochester; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ottie THOMPSON, Carmel, and Mrs. Nellie JACKSON, Frankfort, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Saturday, October 27, 1962

Rex Hunter
Rex HUNTER, 69, Chicago, who resided most of his life in Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m. today at the Veterans hospital in Chicago. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.

Monday, October 29, 1962

Eleanor Bennett
Mrs. Eleanor BENNETT, 78, Akron, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Brown nursing home in Akron. Mrs. Bennett had been ill for the past 15, months and in serious condition for two weeks. She had lived in Akron for 25, years, moving there from Boyne, Mich.
Mrs. Bennett was born Sept. 2, 1884, in Paw Paw, Mich., to Kenneth and Flora SCOTT. She was married June 6, 1907 to Charles BENNETT, who died in 1938.
She was in the nursing profession and was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth [BENNETT], Houston, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Flora) BENNETT, Ionia, Mich.; two brothers, Elmer [BENNETT], Boyne, Mich.; and Asa [BENNETT], Owosso, Mich., and two grandsons.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Henry Kemnetz
Henry KEMNETZ, 79, R.R. 6, Rochester, died Saturday at Woodlawn hospital.
Born May 1, 1883, in Strawn, Ill., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Antone KEMNETZ. He was married to Maggie HORNSTEIN. Mr. Kemnetz, a retired farmer, was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.
Surviving are one son, Clarence [KEMNETZ], R.R. 6, Rochester; one brother, Joe [KEMNETZ\, Chatsworth, Ill., and two half-brothers, Fred and George KEMNETZ, Piper City, Ill.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran church here with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and at the church until the hour of the service.

Oren M. Hendrickson
Oren M. HENDRICKSON, 530 Pontiac street, died Sunday at 10:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Hendrickson, retired Rochester businessman, was 85 years of age.
In ill health since May 26, he had been admitted to the hospital on Sept. 15. Death was due to carcinoma.
Mr. Hendrickson had lived in Rochester 51 years and before his retirement had spent over 50 years in the lumber business. For many years he was co-owner of the H. and H. Lumber company here, now the Fulton County Lumber Company.
Born Feb. 19, 1877, near Grass Creek, he was the son of Edwin and Caroline ESTABROOK HENDRICKSON and came to Rochester from Chicago. He was married Sept. 5, 1907, in Chicago, to Minnie Imogene MAINES, who survives.
Mr. Hendrickson was an active member of the First Presbyterian church, serving as an Elder at the time of his death and as church treasurer for 30 years. He was a past president of the Rochester Kiwanis club and a member of the Rochester Masonic and Royal Arch lodges and the Elks and the I.O.O.F. lodges. A member of the Rochester-Fulton county library board, he served as its president many years.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sisters, Mrs. John SWARTWOOD, Cummings, Ga. and Mrs. Joesph BARNETT, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. A son, James Oren [HENDRICKSON], died in infancy.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Rex Hunter
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Rex HUNTER, 69, lifetime resident of Rochester who died Saturday at 7:30 a.m. in the Veterans Administration hospital at Chicago.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate at the rites, assisted by the local American Legion Post. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Hunter had been ill several months, seriously the past three weeks. He had been residing with his daughter, Margaret J. HUNTER, 561 West Aldine street, Chicago 13, Ill.
Born in Rochester on May 31, 1893, Mr. Hunter was the son of Joseph and Effie GILBERT HUNTER. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Leroy C. Shelton Post, American Legion.
Surviving are one son, Leroy [HUNTER], Chicago; the daughter; twin grandsons, William Arthur and Edgar Burnett SCRIBNER, Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.

Dixon Gifford
Dixon GIFFORD, 59, Chicago, died at 11 p.m. Sunday in the Roseland Community hospital in Chicago after a short illness. Mr. Gifford was the brother-in-law of Mrs. Earl BARNHART of Argos. He was born Jan. 1, 1903 in Madison, Wis., and was married to Etta BRIGINTON, who survives. Mr. Gifford had lived in Chicago for the past 20 years, moving there from Memphis, Tenn. Surviving with the wife is a brother, W. E. GIFFORD, Milwaukee, Wis.
Services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, with the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Lawrence D. Feece and
Keith W. Feece
Funeral services will be held Tuesday for two teen-age brothers who died from a car-truck crash on Ind. 2 west of South Bend early Saturday morning.
Dead are Lawrence D. FEECE, 19, and Keith W. FEECE, 18, both of LaCrosse. Two New Carlisle girls who were riding in the car with them are in critical condition at Memorial hospital in South Bend. They are Sandra BOWKER, 17, and Bonnie FLINCHUM, 16.
The Feece youths were the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth FEECE. Their paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur FEECE of Niles, Mich, who resided west of Leiters Ford until moving to Niles about a year ago. Cousins of the boys are Mrs. Laurence NORRIS and Miss Doris SLONAKER, both of Rochester, and Junior FEECE, Leiters Ford.
Keith Feece died in the crash, which occurred about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Lawrence succumbed at Memorial hospital about 1:45 p.m. Saturday.
A westbound semi-trailer driven by Duane BIERLY, 46, Harrisburg, Pa., rammed into the rear of the car carrying the four youths. The auto was mangled and sent careening into a field north of the four-lane highway. The truck rolled over on its side and skidded across the pavement. Its driver suffered only cuts and bruises.
The truck driver said that the Feece car suddenly appeared in front of him and that he had no time to apply his brakes. Police believe the car may have stopped off the road and pulled back in front of the truck, or it may have slowed for flares around another truck disabled ahead on the other side of the road.
The boys had been employed at a LaPorte bakery. Also surviving are one brother and four sisters. Friends may call at the Haverstock funeral home in LaPorte. Burial after the 1 p.m. Tuesday rites will be in the Rolling Prairie cemetery.

Tuesday, October 30, 1962

George Hotz, Jr.
George HOTZ, Jr., who lived a mile west of Leiters Ford along the Tippecanoe river, died in the Miller nursing home at 8:35 p.m. Monday. He was 97 years old.
A patient in the nursing home for four years, he moved to Fulton county in 1920 after retiring as a tailor.
Born in Indianapolis Oct. 10, 1865, he was the son of George and Elizabeth KERN HOTZ. He never married.
Surviving are three nieces and a nephew. Six sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS of the Leiters Ford Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetry at Indianapolis, where graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Gustie Kepler
Mrs. Gustie KEPLER, 71, 606 East Main street, Warsaw, died at her home Monday at 11:30 p.m. from the effects of a stroke. She had been in failing health two years.
Born March 7, 1891, in Findlay, O., she was the daughter of Albert and Mary Ann LONGBRAKE FULTZ. On April 17, 1911, she was married to Harry E. KEPLER, who survives. Mrs. Kepler had lived in Warsaw since 1948, moving there from Argos. She was a former employee of the Dalton Foundries in Warsaw and was a member of the Warsaw American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving, besides the husband, are five daughters, Mrs. Harley RICE, Gary; Mrs. Harry ZARTMAN, Mentone; Mrs. Ernest SAMUELS, Plymouth; Mrs. Carl ZOLMAN, Mentone, and Mrs. Glenn BEATTY, Warsaw; four sons, Henry [KEPLER], Argos, Emmanuel [KEPLER], Plymouth; Edward [KEPLER], Mishawaka, and Francis [KEPLER], with the U.S. Air Force in Japan; three sisters, Mrs. Edith LaFOLLETTE, Warsaw; Mrs. Vernon GEARHART, Dubuque, Ia.; Mrs. Howard WEIST, Elkhart; three brothers, Don FOLTZ, Nappanee; Clyde FOLTZ, North Manchester; and Delorme FOLTZ, Elkhart; twenty-four grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Rites are pending at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw.

Wednesday, October 31, 1962

Robert Leroy Kelly
Robert Leroy KELLY, four-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Erdean and Ida OVERMYER KELLY, died suddenly in the home of his parents in Aurora, Ill., at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. The boy's parents are former residents of Argos.
Robert was born on Sept. 30, 1962, in Aurora.
Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Edith [KELLY], 12, and Laura [KELLY], 9; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira KELLY, Indiana, Pa., and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Blanche OVERMYER, Niles, Mich.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. FRANCE of Aurora officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Gustie Kepler
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the McHatton funeral home at Warsaw for Mrs. Gustie KEPLER, 71, who died at her home there Monday.
The Rev. John BECKER will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery northwest of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, November 1, 1962

[no obits]

Friday, November 2, 1962

Estle A. Cassill
Mrs. Estle A. CASSILL, 66, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Norbert (Annabelle) PAUL, at 6:15 Thursday in Crete, Ill. She had been ill for two years.
Mrs. Cassill was born on Sept. 2, 1896 to Samuel and Rebecca SAYGER RICKEL near Akron. She was in 1916, married to Asa CASSILL, who preceded in death.
Surviving with Mrs. Paul, are another daughter, Mrs. Carl (Amy) REIDELBACH, Hammond; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Arthur BROWN, Macy. Two brothers and an infant sister preceded in death.
Services will be in the Fagan funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday in Dyer. Burial will be in the Lowell cemetery.

Saturday, November 3, 1962

[no obits]

Monday, November 5, 1962

John W. Engle
John Wesley ENGLE, 72, R.R. 2, Warsaw, died of a heart attack at 6 a.m. Sunday in his home. His death was sudden and unexpected.
Mr. Engle was born on Sept. 2, 1890 to Jacob and Ida SHIREMAN ENGLE near Beaver Dam. He was married Dec. 30, 1915, to Alice ERVIN in Warsaw. He lived in Kosciusko county all of his life and in the Pleasant Grove community since 1927. Mr. Engle was a farmer.
Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) EVANS; Mrs. Harold (Ethel) TRUEX; Mrs. Robert (Joanna) GAREE, all of Warsaw; Mrs. Merle (Eva) TRIPP, Ft. Wayne, and Mrs. Howard (Betty) HOPPUS, Indianapolis; four sons, Richard, Wilbur, Charles, all of Warsaw and John [ENGLE], Jr., Claypool.
Also surviving are twenty-six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Etta GOSHORN and Mrs. Martha RUFF, both of Warsaw; Mrs. Rodger ROBBINS, Ft. Wayne, and Mrs. Arthur WALTERS, Mentone; three brothers, Elmer ENGLE, Mentone and Amos and Pierce "Bill" ENGLE, Beaver Dam. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McHatton funeral home at Warsaw with the Rev. John W. JONES of Leesburg officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Albert L. Duddleson
Albert L. DUDDLESON, 72, R.R. 2, Culver, died suddenly Sunday morning of a heart attack. He had been in poor health for four years.
Born near Culver Aug. 30, 1890, he had resided all his life in the Culver vicinity. He was married to Tressie HAWK in 1911 and was a retired farmer. Mr. Duddleson was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Norman [DUDDLESON], South Bend; a brother, Alvin [DUDDLESON]. Britt, Ga., and three sisters, Mrs. Elsie WAGNER and Mrs. Ferriol LICHT, both of Culver, and Mrs. Zleta BECK, South Bend.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Easterday funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Harold HOHMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Old Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 6, 1962

William R. Ward
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for William R. WARD, 70-year-old retired farmer who died Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Ward sufferd a heart attack about 2 a.m. Monday in his home, 1111 Monroe street, and was admitted to the hospital at 11 a.m. Monday. He had been in failing health five years but was able to continue work as maintenance man at the First National Bank.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate at the funeral, assisted by the Masonic lodge, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
A 49-year member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, Mr. Ward had resided in the Rochester community all his life. He was former deputy sheriff here and also served on the Fulton County Election Board and as a Jury Commissioner.
Born Nov. 17, 1891, near Akron, he was the son of Willis H. and Catherine NAGLE WARD. His marriage was June 8, 1938, at Athens, to Helen Van LUE, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Lt. William W. WARD, Fort Lee, Va.; an uncle, Carey NAGLE, Ventura, Cal., and several cousins.

Wednesday, November 7, 1962 to Thursday, November 8, 1962

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Friday, November 9, 1962

Lillian Moore
Mrs. Levi P. (Lillian) MOORE, longtime Rochester resident, died Thursday afternoon at the age of 71 years in the home of her daughter at Rialto, Cal.
Death came after an extended illness.
Born Lillian HARDIN in Kewanna, she was the daughter of William H. and Caroline GREENSLADE HARDIN and had resided in the Rochester community practically her entire life. She was married here Aug. 8, 1912, to Levi P. MOORE, who preceded her in death March 17, 1961.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Nicholas (Dorothy) PRESECAN, 19450 Lurelane street, Rialto, Cal.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a brother, Herbert HARDIN, Toledo, O.
Preceding her in death were a son, Guy R. MOORE, on March 13, 1950, a brother, Max HARDIN, on Feb. 16, 1960, and a grandson, Phillip PRESECAN, on Sept. 8, 1953.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Carol Jean Smith
"Just going for a ride" ended tragically here Thursday night when a 16-year-old Rochester girl was killed and her two young companions were injured in a one-car crash on West 11th street road.
Carol Jean SMITH, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clay SMITH, 1401 Main street, died instantly of multiple skull fractures when the 1956 Ford she was driving fell on top her her near the Fred ZELLERS farm 2 1/2 miles west of the city.
The passengers-Jean SHEPHERD, 15, and Jane STEPHEN, 16, both of 319 West 10th street-also were thrown out of the car and were rushed to Woodlawn hospital.
Miss Shepherd, daughter of Eldon SHEPHERD, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ora STEPHEN, with whom she resides, suffered head lacertations, a possible fractured skull and shoulder injuries. She was listed in "satisfactory" condition today at Woodlawn.
Miss Stephen, daughter of the Ora STEPHENs, suffered from shock and was reported in "satisfactory" condition, also.
The surviving girls told state police and the sheriff's office they were "just going for a ride" when the westbound car went out of control where the county blacktop road changes to a gravel road. Miss Smith had passed her first driver license test Oct. 31.
The vehicle skidded sideways on the gravel road for 105 feet and then veered sharply off the right side of the road. It dug into soft sod, flipped over twice and went through a fence before coming to a stop 45 feet from the berm in the Zellers field.
Miss Smith was crushed as the car fell on top of her.
Mrs. Joseph BAKER, who lives near the accident scene, heard the sound of the cash and called city police. City officers notified the sheriff's office, which informed state police.
Officers said the car was not equipped with seat belts. They said they believe the girls would not have been thrown from the vehicle if they had been wearing seat belts.
Carol Jean Smith was born Sept. 28, 1946 in Rochester to Clay and Ruth QUICK SMITH. She was a member of the First Christian church, the Rochester assembly of the Order of Rainbow for Girls No. 90, and of the Y-Teens, Manitou Choral group and the band at Rochester high school, where she was a junior.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Miss Marilyn SMITH, a student at Ball State Teachers college in Muncie; two brothers, Carl Mark [SMITH], Evansville and Joseph R. [SMITH], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Ruth QUICK, Macy, and Carl QUICK, Winter Garden, Fla.; a niece, Miss Marlena SMITH, Evansville, and several aunts,uncles and cousins.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good 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 10 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, November 10, 1962 to Monday, November 12, 1962

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Tuesday, November 13, 1962

Belva L. Reagan
Belva L. REAGAN, 62, was found dead at her home Monday about 5 p.m. when her husband, Orville, returned from work at the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend.
Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, investigated and established cause of death as a coronary occlusion and time of death at about 9 a.m. Monday. The Reagan residence is on R.R. 3, northwest of Rochester on the Tippecanoe river.
Mrs. Reagan had been in failing health the past four years. She was born July 22, 1900, in Rochester, the daughter of Lonnie and Ella MILLER WARE. She had resided her since 1957, moving from Mishawaka.
Her first marriage was to Russell SHARP, who preceded in death, and her second marriage was to James NIVERS. Her third marriage was Feb. 16, 1957, at Angola, to Orville E. REAGAN, who survives.
Mrs. Reagan was a member of the Mishawaka DAR chapter and the World War II Mothers of Mishawaka.
Also surviving are one son, Donald M. SHARP, Gary; three brothers, Berlyn WARE, Mishawaka; Donald WARE, Larwill, and Floyd [WARE], Jacksonville, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were one sister and her parents.
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.B. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 14, 1962

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Thursday, November 15, 1962

Ray Cook
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Ray COOK, 77, who was found dead Wednesday at 4 p.m. in his home in Green Oak community.
The Rev. Jessie YOUNG will officiate at the service and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Cook had been in failing health several years but his death was unexpected. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, said that death occurred of a heart attack about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Cook lived alone.
Some 50 years ago, Mr. Cook gained wide repute locally when he made a balloon ascension and parachute jump. The balloon arose from the corner of Main and Seventh streets, witnesses recall, and soared to an exceptional height over the Big Hills area before Mr. Cook parachuted to earth. In his youth, he also had been active as an amateur boxer in the area.
He was a lifetime resident of this community and was born July 22, 1885, in Rochester, the son of Phillip and Mary ANDERSON COOK. His marriage was in 1925 at Plymouth to Elizabeth SNYDER, who died Jan. 23, 1957.
A retired farmer and laborer, Mr. Cook also was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America at Akron. He had been employed as caretaker of the Manitou roadside park south of the city on U.S. 31.
Surviving are a son, Everett [COOK], Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Mae STENGEL, Rochester; one brother, William COOK, Rochester; two nieces and one nephew. Preceding him in death was a brother, Elgie COOK.

Dode Kline
Dode KLINE, 84, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, a former Akron resident, died at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday at he home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter (Thelma) TEEL, North Manchester. He had been ill three years and in serious condition for two weeks.
A retired farmer, Mr. Kline had spent his lifetime in the Laketon, Silver Lake and Akron communities.
Born in Laketon Feb. 18, 1878, he was the son of Henry and Sarah KELLEY KLINE. His marriage was to Ida MILLER, who died in 1952. He was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Teel [sic], are four sons, Ray [KLINE], North Manchester, and Joe, Hugh and Everett [KLINE], all of R.R. 1, Silver Lake; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty-nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edith FOWLEY and Mrs. Eva COLLIER, both of Kalamazoo, Mich., and a brother, Charles [KLINE], Laketon. Two children, two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Silver Creek Church of God with the Revs. Victor YEAGER and James MARTIN officiating. Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery. The body will be taken to the home of Everett KLINE, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. The Sheetz funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, November 16, 1962

Mary M. Omweg
Mrs. Mary Marie OMWEG, 85, who spent her early life in Rochester, died at 3 a.m. today in the Berrien county hospital at Berrien Springs, Mich. She was the twin sister of the late Mrs. Martha REYNOLDS of Rochester.
Born Nov. 1, 1877 in Fulton county, Mrs. Omweg was the daughter of Henry and Amanda SCOTT PETERS. Her husband, Arthur [OMWEG], preceded in death.
Surviving are a brother, John PETRES, Etna Green; a half-brother, Archie McKEE, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ester J. Foglesong
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Kewanna Church of Christ at Kewanna for Mrs. Ester J. FOGLESONG, 47, Kewanna, who died at 10 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital here. She had been ill about six months.
The Rev. Carl YOUNT will officiate at the service and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at he funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
A former teacher in Fulton county schools, Mrs. Foglesong was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ. She was born at Bruce Lake on May 19, 1915, the daughter of Charles and Alta CARR PETERS.
Surviving are her husband, Elroy FOGLESONG; two sons, Carl and Roger [FOGLESONG], both at home; her parents, of Culver, and one brother, Harry PETERS, Culver.

Saturday, November 17, 1962

Guy F. Berger
Guy F. BERGER, 62, Peru, died Friday at 12:15 p.m. at his home after a year's illness. He was the father of Richard BERGER, Rochester.
Former Peru fire chief, Mr. Berger had served with the Peru fire department 39 years, being its mechanic at his death.
Also surviving are the wife, one other son, one daughter, two brothers and three grandchildren.
Rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Drake-Flowers chapel at Peru, with burial in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 19, 1962

Clyde King
Clyde KING, 70, Akron, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday in a hospital in Mesa, Ariz. He had been in Arizona for the past 10 days and in the hospital eight days. He died of asthma and uremic poisoning.
Mr. King had been in ill health for the past several years but seriously ill for only one week.
Mr. King was born June 1, 1892 in Fulton county to George and Phoebe EASTERDAY KING. He was married Aug. 25, 1917 in Warsaw to Mable MORRETT, who died in 1957.
He had lived in Akron most all his life except for 17 years in which he lived in Toledo, O., where he operated a restaurant for several years. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gloria GEARHART, Akron; two grandchildren, and a brother, Clem KING, Lima, O.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Talmadge Dillon
Talmadge "T.O." DILLON, former Rochester resident, died Saturday at 2:30 p.m. of a heart attack at his home in Valparaiso. He was 70 years old.
Born in Fulton county, he spent his early years in Rochester and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William DILLON, who lived at 429 West Sixth street.
Mr. Dillon was a retired insurance agent and had founded the Valparaiso firm of Dillon and Kain, now operated by his nephew, Jack KAIN. His wife preceded him in death 11 months ago.
Surviving are a brother, Clarence [DILLON], Alexandria, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Grace McVAY, Denver, Colo., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Bartholomew funeral home at Valparaiso.

David W. Bunn
David Walter BUNN, 90, 228 Jefferson street, died at his home late Sunday evening. He had been in failing health for the last several years.
Mr. Bunn was born July 27, 1872 in Cass county near Logansport to Hyman and Caroline CLINGER BUNN. He was married July 25, 1897 in Leiters Ford to Genevieve MOORE, who survives.
He came to Fulton county at the age of three and had lived here most of his life.
Mr. Bunn was retired from the Great Northern railroad and was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. William P. (Mable) YATES, Des Moines, Ia., and Mrs. Louis (Mary Jane) KOHN, Chicago; a son, Robert [BUNN], at home; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A son, Howard [BUNN], died in 1956. Four sisters and three brothers also preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery near Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the fneral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 20, 1962

Elnora E. Diepert
Mrs. Elnora E. DIEPERT, 86, Marion, died Monday at 5:15 a.m. in the home of a niece, Mrs. Mildred CRABB, Marion. Miss Diepert formerly resided at Leiters Ford and had been a rsident of Marion since 1938.
Born in Walkerton, she had spent most of her life in Leiters Ford.
Surviving are another niece, Mrs. Ruth Marie TITUS, Marion; a nephew, Earl CONE, Nuevo, Cal, and one grand-nephew, Warren SMITH, Marion.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Jay and Swift funeral home at Jonesboro with the Rev. and Mrs. Orville BARDSLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery at Gas City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 21, 1962

Ralph Zellers
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the First Christian church in South Bend for Ralph ZELLERS, South Bend, a native of Kewanna, who died in his home early Tuesday morning.
Mr. Zellers was born in Kewanna, but had lived in South Bend most of his married life. He was in the television repair business.
Surviving are the wife, Valerie [ZELLERS]; two daughters, Mary Jane and Joan [ZELLERS], at home; a son, Richard [ZELLERS], South Bend; three brothers, Murlen [ZELLERS], Rochester; Arthur [ZELLERS], Kewanna, and Viron [ZELLERS], Crown Point, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Hay funeral home in South Bend.

Thursday, November 22, 1962

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Friday, November 23, 1962

Christina Good
Christina GOOD, daughter of Larry and Patricia WALSH GOOD of Rochester, died at birth Thursday evening at Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Angelina [GOOD], at home; the paternal grandfather, Lowal GOOD, Kewanna, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick WALSH, Ireland.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna with the Rev. Father Mathew DRENAN officiating. Burial will be in the Pauls Chapel cemetery west of Pulaski.

George B. Callahan
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for George B. CALLAHAN, 68, former manager of the Fulton County Farm Bureau, who died of a heart ailment Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Death came at his residence, a mile west of Rochester, after a two-month illness. He had been seriously sick for two days.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Callahan had been an active member of the Farm Bureau here and at the time of his death was president of the Fulton County Farm Bureau Credit Union. He was a carpenter and farmer.
Born in Milford, Ill., on April 27, 1894, he was the son of Charles and Sarah J. LEWIS CALLAHAN. He had resided in this community since 1913. His marriage was Feb. 19, 1919, at Rochester to Irene HOWARD, who survives.
Mr. Callahan was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Also surviving are two sons, William H. CALLAHAN, Huntington, and Joe H. CALLAHAN, Valparaiso, one sister, Mrs. Ruby RUSH, Watseka, Ill., and four grandchildren.

Harvey O. Pratt
Harvey O. PRATT, 74, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans Hospital in Fort Wayne after a two-year illness. Mr. Pratt had lived in Macy for 38 years after moving there from Kokomo.
He was born Jan. 22, 1888 in Hancock county to Jessie and Anna MALONE PRATT. He was married June 19, 1924 to Edna P. HECKATHORN at Louisville, Ky.
Mr. Pratt was a retired carpenter; a veteran of World War I, a member of the Glen Owens American Legion Post 14, Peru, Walton Lodge 423 F&AM, Walton, United Mexican Border Veterans, Indianapolis, and Macy Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, John [PRATT], Crown Point; William [PRATT], South Bend, and Edward and Raymond [PRATT], both of California; and two daughters, Mrs. Edith NOBLE, Vevay, and Mrs. Cynthia MUNSON, New Castle.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Macy Methodist church, with the Rev. Ronald HARSHMAN officiating. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home at Ind. 16 and U.S. 31. The body will lie in state in the church for one hour before services.

Roy E. Wickizer
Roy E. WICKIZER, 86, died Thursday afternoon in his home at 412 Lakeshore drive, Culver, after an illness of six weeks.
Mr. Wickizer was born in Marshall county on Oct. 25, 1875, and spent most of his life in that community.
He was a school teacher in Union township for three years and then went into farming, from which he retired four years ago.
He was a member of the Culver Methodist church, Union Township Farm Bureau, Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. and a past member of the Marshall county council.
Surviving are the wife, Mae [WICKIZER], at home; a son, R. Park WICKIZER, South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Ellen KASERIC, Gary; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildrn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Culver Methodist church with the Rev. Albert VERMILLION of Darlington officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home until noon Saturday. The body will lie in state in the church one hour before services.

Lola Vickery
Mrs. Lola VICKERY, 74, died at 10 p.m. Thursday in her home at Akron following a stroke. She had been ill one year and in serious condition two days.
Born May 3, 1888 in Silver Lake, she was a lifetime resident of the Akron and Silver Lake communitis. Her parents were George and Rebecca COOPER FLENNER. She was married to Walter VICKERY, who died in 1933. Mrs. Vickery was a member of the Akron O.E.S. and the Royal Neighbors lodge.
Surviving are two sons, Jack Lee [VICKERY], Akron, and Kenneth [VICKERY], Mishawaka; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Dessa MOORE, Stockton, Cal. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday 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 funeral home.

John J. Kennedy
John J. KENNEDY, 93-year-old native of England, died Wednesday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock in the Miller nursing home here after a four-month illness.
Mr. Kennedy, who had moved to the Akron community six years ago from Chicago, was a retired watchman. For 45 years he had acted as Santa Claus for orphans and friendless children of the Chicago area for charities of the Catholic church.
He was born in London on April 17, 1869 and was married in 1901 to Catherine GALHAGER, who died in 1918. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ann MIZGALSKI, Akron, and a brother, Joseph [KENNEDY], San Diego, Cal.
Last rites will be Saturday at 9 a.m. in the St. Joseph's church of which he was a member, here with the Rev. Father George LANNING officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday.

Arlie E. Steininger
Funeral services for Arlie E. STEININGER, 73, 1507 Jefferson street, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Clyde WALTERS officiating.
Burial will be in the South Germany cemetery northwest of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Steininger died Wednesday at 6:20 p.m. after two years' illness. He had been a hospital patient since June.
A native of Fulton county, he was born Dec. 28, 1888, the son of Henry and Sarah ALEXANDER STEININGER. He had resided in this community all his life except for three years in Michigan.
Mr. Steininger was a retired carpenter. He was married Jan. 10, 1910, to Jessie R. SULT, who preceded him in death in 1956. He attended the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Theodore (Nettie) DILSAVER, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Steve (Ila Mae) HUGGY, Chicago; one son, Kenneth Paul [STEININGER], Orland Park, Ill., and three grandchildren. Two sons and a sister also prceded him in death.

Saturday, November 24, 1962

Edith E. Becker
Mrs. Edith E. BECKER, 86, died Friday afternoon at the St. Frencis hospital in Beach Grove, Ind. She lived with a daughter, Mrs. Hubert NICKLES, Beach Grove.
Mrs. Becker was born in Fulton county on Sept. 1, 1876. She was married to Charles E. BECKER, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Peru First Brethren church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nickles, and Mrs. Gail MORRETT, Wabash, and a son, Herschel [BECKER], Indianapolis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Letha Clupper
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Jones funeral home at Wabash for Mrs. Letha SUTTON CLUPPER, 75, 416 West Fourth street, who died Friday morning at Woodlawn hospital here.
Burial will be in the Friends cemetery at Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Clupper was born in Wabash but had spent most of her life in Rochester.
Surviving are two sons, Ralph [CLUPPER], Rochester, and Cecil [CLUPPER]., Wabash; one daugher, Mrs. Louise MOON, South Bend; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two sons.

Harvey Pratt
Final rites for Harvey O. PRATT, 74, a resident of Macy for 38 years, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Ronald HARSHMAN officiating. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home at Ind. 16 and U.S. 31. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour.
Surviving with the wife are four brothers, John [SUTTON], Crown Point; William [SUTTON], South Bend, and Edward and Raymond [SUTTON], both of California, and two sisters, Mrs. Edith NOBLE, Vevay, and Mrs. Cynthia MUNSON, New Castle. The brothers and sisters were incorrectly identified as sons and daughters in a previous story.

Monday, November 26, 1962

Elita Joy Cowen
Elita Joy COWEN, 8, Argos, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth of encephalitis. She had been ill 1 1/2 days.
The girl was born June 19, 1954 in Rochester to Eldon and Melita JOHNSON COWEN. Her mother and a step-mother, Ardith STEVENS COWEN, preceded in deth.
Alita Joy had lived in the Poplar Grove community all her life. She was a third grade pupil at the Argos commnity school, a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church and a member of the Bluebirds of the Argos Camp Fire Girls.
Surviving are the father and two sisters, Linda and Charla [COWEN], all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank COWEN, Argos; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen JOHNSON, Argos; the step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe STEVENS, Culver; two uncles, Paul and Wilburn JOHNSON, both of Rochester, and a step-sister, Linda STEVENS, Hales Corners, Wis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Poplar Grove Methodist church with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN 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 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Tuesday, November 27, 1962 to Wednesday, November 28, 1962

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Thursday, November 29, 1962

Timothy Lee
Timothy LEE, 84, died Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard ROWE, 417 West Ninth street, after an illness of 10 years.
Mr. Lee had resided with his daughter for the past 10 years and moved here from Terre Haute. He was a retired railroad employee.
Born in Kentucky on Sept. 19, 1878, he was married to Katherine DAULTON, who preceded him in death. Mr. Lee was a member of the St. Joseph church here.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Margaret) ROWE, Rochester, and Mrs. Darwin (Irma LEE) SHEA, Terre Hauts; five grandchildren; one sister Mrs Katherine McCARTHY, Detroit, and several nieces and nephews. Eleven brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph's church here with Father George LANNING officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday. The Rosary will be recited at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

Claud Buttz
Claud BUTTZ, longtime summer resident of Lake Manitou, died suddenly of a heart attack at Indianapolis, Wednesday about 9 p.m. while walking along a near north-side street.
Mr. Buttz, who resided at 3733 Winthrop avenue in Indianapolis, was president of Buttz-Higgins Inc., which operated the former Pearson Music company at 130 North Pennsylvania street.
For the past 25 years, he had maintained a summer home at Lake Manitou and for the last 10 years owned the cottage immediately south of the Elks country club.
He was born in Carbon, Clay county, and had lived in Indianapolis since 1918. He attended the Tabernacle Presbyterian church and was a member of the Center Masonic lodge, Murat Shrine, Socttish Rite and Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are the wife, Gertrude [BUTTZ], one daughter, Mrs. Charlene HIGGINS, Indianapolis; two brothers, Ira [BUTTZ], Indianapolis, and Arthur [BUTTZ], Gosport, and four grandchildren.
Last rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek mortuary with burial in Crown Hill cemetry, Indianapolis. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Dorothy Goodrich
Mrs. Dorothy GOODRICH, 52, died Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in her home at the end of West 12th street after a year's illness. Death was caused by carcinoma and came after a serious illness of two weeks.
Born Dec. 18, 1909, in Washington, Ind., she was the daughter of Arthur and Mary Ann DONAHUE NEWLAND. Her marriage was July 1, 1939, at Washington, to Alton L. GOODRICH, who survives.
Mrs. Goodrich has lived in Rochester since 1944, coming here from Goshen. She was an active member of the St. Joseph church and of its Rosary Society and belonged to the Tri Kappa sorority and the Rochester Woman's club. She was a graduate of St. Mary-of-the-Woods college at Terre Haute and a retired school teacher.
Surviving besides the husband are her mother, of Washington, one daughtr, Mrs. Ellen BONDI, Chicago; three sisters, Sister Helen Rose NEWLAND, Galesburg, Ill.; Mrs. W. W. BAILEY, Kendallville, and Mrs. John C. WILLIAMS, Washington, and three brothers, John and Paul NEWLAND, Washington, and James G. NEWLAND, Indianapolis. One brother, Robert NEWLAND was killed during World War II.
Last rites will be Saturday at 11:15 a.m. in the St. Joseph church with Father George LANNING officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Friday at 8:30 p.m.

Frank M. Leonard
Frank M. LEONARD, 47, South Bend, died Wednesday morning in Memorial hospital in South Bend of cancer and urmic poisoning.
Mr. Leonard was born Feb. 16, 1915 in Marshall, Ind.; and was married Nov. 7, 1937 in South Bend to Violet FIELDS of Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Michael [LEONARD], 16, and a daughter, Susan [LEONARD], 13, all at home. Mr. Leonard's parents preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the River Park Church of Christ with the Rev. Wilmer BAILEAU officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call at the Hollis funeral home in South Bend.

Friday, November 30, 1962 to Saturday, December 1, 1962

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Monday, December 3, 1962

Paul Aughinbaugh
Paul AUGHINBAUGH, 69, died Saturday at his home in Coral Gables, Fla., of a heart attack. Although Mr. Aughinbaugh had been confined to a wheelchair six years because of arthritis, he had not been seriously ill and his death was unexpected.
Born in Rochester, he left this city for Coral Gables about 25 years ago. His parents were Charles and May AUGHINBAUGH. He was a real estate broker at Coral Gables.
Surviving are a daughter; a grandson; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie CUSTER and Mrs. Mabel MANNING, both of Cleveland; Mrs. A. R. (Dorothy) FANSLER, and Mrs. Chester (Ruth) OVERMYER, both of Rochester; and three brothers, Walter [AUGHINBAUGH], Walkerton; George [AUGHINBAUGH], Oakland, Cal., and Byron [AUGHINBAUGH], Altadena, Cal.
Last rites will be conducted Tuesday at Coral Gables.

Oliver Krom
Oliver KROM, one of Fulton county's three surviving veterans of the Spanish-American War, died at the age of 87 years Sunday at 7:20 p.m. in the Veterans Administration hospital, Fort Wayne.
Mr. Krom, who resided at 1005 Monroe street, had been a hospital patient for a week and in failing health several years. He became seriously ill Friday.
On Nov. 12 he was present on the Courthouse square for Veterans' Day ceremonies along with the county's othe two Spanish War veterans, Jack IRWIN, 84, and O. I. MINTER, 81. Mr. Krom had served during the conflict as a private in Battery A, First Artillery Regiment, from Oct. 6, 1898, to Feb/ 24. 1899. He was discharged at St. Francis Barracks, Fla.
A resident of this community 60 years, Mr. Krom was born May 28, 1875, in Napoleon, Ind., to Enoch Heritage and Elizabeth GRAY KROM. He moved here from Osgood. His first marriage was in 1901 to Everly Jane BLACKETOR, who died in 1933. His second marriage was to Sadie IRVINE CHAMBERLAIN on Oct. 24, 1944. She survives.
A retird farmer, he was a member of the Akron Christian church and a past commander of the A. H. Skinner Post of Spanish-American War Veterans.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Imogene) WASHBURN, R.R. 1, Rochester; one half-sister, Mrs. John (Mamie) ADAMS, Osgood, and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. i th Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating, assisted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m.Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 4, 1962 to Thursday, December 6, 1962

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Friday, December 7, 1962

Lester Hartman
Lester HARTMAN, Davison, Mich., died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday at Davison.
Mr. Hartman was born in Fulton county and moved to Michigan as a child.
Surviving are the wife, Eva [HARTMAN], at home; a sister, Mrs. Leonard (Velma) GRIGGS, and a brother, Merl HARTMAN, Flint, Mich., and his father, Estle HARTMAN, Tawas, Mich. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles in this community.
Services will be at 3 p.m. at Davison.

Saturday, December 8, 1962

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Monday, December 10, 1962

Willard J. Miller
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Willard J. MILLER, 67, former Fulton resident who died Thursday night of a heart attack at his home in Chetek, Wis.
The Rev. Lynford ORR will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the Fulton O.E.S. will conduct services at 7 o'clock tonight.
Born Oct. 4, 1895, in Warren, Ind., Mr. Miller was the son of Samuel and Angeline MILLER. A retired foreman with Warner Gear company at Muncie, he had moved to Fulton from that city and left Fulton seven years ago to reside at Chetek.
His marriage was May 6, 1938, at Angola to Esther SCHRAMM, who survives. Mr. Miller was a veteran of World War I, member of the Chetek Masonic lodge, Fulton O.E.S., Scottish Rite and Shrine.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Willard [MILLER], Jr., Portland, Ind.; one brother, Emery [MILLER], Van Buren, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Verna RUSE, Paso Robles, Cal., and Mrs. Orfa GORDON, Taft, Cal., and two grandchildren.

Dennis Paul Kale
Graveside services will be held here Tuesday for a Rochester native, 22-year-old Dennis Paul KALE of East Chicago, who died in an auto accident Saturday morning.
Kale, who lived with his parents in East Chicago, was found dead about 3:25 a.m. Saturday after his car had smashed into superstructure of the Chicago avenue bridge over the ship canal in East Chicago.
Police said that Kale was thrown from the car when it hit the bridge and then was run over by another car wich failed to stop at the scene.
Also killed in the accident, which occurrd about 1:30 a.m. was Kale's companion, James FOX, 23, East Chicago. Police were not sure which man was driving.
Born Aug. 19, 1940, at Rochester, Kale moved to East Cicago with his family as a boy. He was the son of Paul and Mildred TOMB KALE and resided with his parents.
He was a graduate of East Chicago Washington high school and Mankato (Minn.) State Teachers college. At the time of his death, he was working for the excise bureau of the Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
Surviving besides the parents, are a brother, Charles [KALE], at home; four sisters, Linda, Marjorie and Rosie [KALE], at home, and Mrs. Harold CLELAND, Hammond, and several aunts and uncles.
Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 3 p.m. Tuesday following an 11 a.m. service at East Chicago. The Rev. James SCHUMACHER will conduct local rites. Arrangements are in charge of the Pousiecki funeral home at East Chicago.

Tuesday, December 11, 1962

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Wednesday, December 12, 1962

Francis H. Irwin
Francis H. IRWIN, 45, of Antioch, near Frankfort, suffered a fatal coronary attack at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Manitou Farm Equipment company, 1419 Main street. He was a salesman for the Clinton Equipment company. Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, pronounced Mr. Irwin dead at the scene.
Mr. Irwin was a member of the Clinton Prairie school board and was active in Masonic work. The wife and two daughters survive.
The body was transferred from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here to the Goodwin funeral home in Frankfort Tuesday night.

Etta Louella Grable
Mrs. Etta Louella GRABLE, 87, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 2:10 a.m. today in her home. Mrs. Grable had been ill for the past six weeks. She had lived most of her life in Cass county.
Mrs. Grable was born Feb. 3, 1875 in Cass county to John L. and Mary COX SULLIVAN and she was married Sept. 27, 1894 at New Waverly to Schuyler C. GRABLE, who died in 1929.
She was a member of the Skinners Chapel church at Twelve Mile.
Survivors are one son, Marvin [GRABLE], Twelve Mile; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Nancy SWANK, Twelve Mile. A brother and a half-brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Country Chapel of the McCain funeral home at Ind. 16 and U.S. 31 with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating. Burial will be in the Skinners Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, December 13, 1962

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Friday, December 14, 1962

Hanna M. Trout
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire and Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Hanna May TROUT, 89, who died at 9 p.m. Thursday at her home here, 1325 Wabash avenue. She had been ill three years.
The Rev. Lynford ORR will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Salem cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Born April 18, 1873, Mrs. Trout was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah GREGORY. She was married in Peru July 3, 1900, to Wilson TROUT. Mrs. Trout was a member of the Fulton Baptist church moving to Rochester two years ago from the Mt. Olive community.
Surviving are the husband; one son, Merle [TROUT], Pontiac, Mich.; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded in death.

Saturday, December 15, 1962

Fannie F. Gaumer
Mrs. Fannie Florence GAUMER, 86, died Friday at 7:30 p.m. at her home northwest of Rochester on the Burton road. Ill since last May, she had been in serious condition since Sept. 28.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Gaumer was born April 10, 1876, in Fairmount, Ill., the daughter of Lawrence and Armilda Jane SWISHER MANNING Van CLEET. She had lived in this community 60 years, moving here from Sidell, Ill.
Her marriage was at Sidell on Dec. 15, 1897, to T.J. "Jeff" GAUMER, who died Dec. 4, 1951. Mrs. Gaumer was a member of the First Christian church here.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Helen GAUMER, at home; Mrs. Russell (Lois) WILSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Garth (Madge) STEWART, Bremen; one son, Floyd GAUMER, Rochester; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One son, Leonard [GAUMER], died in 1955 and a daughter, Grace [GAUMER], died in infancy.

Monday, December 17, 1962

Rev. Grant Blackwood
Last rites were conducted this morning at the First Christian church in Bedford for the church's pastor, the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, 51, who died Saturday of a heart attack.
The Rev. Blackwood was minister of Rochester's First Christian church for 10 years, leaving here in 1953 to assume the Bedford pastorate. He was stricken Saturday morning at his parsonage and was rushed to Dunn Memorial hospital.
Burial will be at 1 a.m. Tuesday in Remington, Ind., where friends may call at the Christian church after 6 p.m. today.
At the time of his death, the Rev. Blackwood was president of the Association of Christian Churches, District 12.
While a resident of Rochester, he was a member of the Kiwanis club, filled all offices of the Rochester Ministerial Association and was past president of the Fulton County Red Cross chapter.
A native of Salem, he graduatd from Butler university's school of religion and began his ministerial career in 1930. He came to Rochester from Knox. While serving northern Indiana churches, he had been chairman of the northern committee for Christian Youth Camps.
At Bedford the past nine years, the Rev. Blackwood had been active in church and civic affairs. He was past president of the Bedford Kiwanis club, Bedford Ministerial Association and Bedford Council of Churches. He belonged to the Bedford Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite at Indianapolis, Bedford Boys Club board of directors and was former chairman of the Lawrence County Red Cross chapter.
Two years ago he was sent by the Bedford congreation as a delegate to the World Council of Churches in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Surviving are the wife, Doris [BLACKWOOD], two sons, Norman [BLACKWOOD], Brookfield, Ill., and Terry [BLACKWOOD], at home; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. DUNCAN, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Gary OPEL, Bedford; six grandchildren; one brother, Arnold [BLACKWOOD], Remington; and four sisters, Mrs. Charles ULM and Mrs. Harold DOBBINS, both of Remington; Mrs. Carl ERDMAN, Reynolds, and Mrs. Cora MULL, Lafayette.

Jeffery Scott Shearrer
Jeffery Scott SHEARRER, 1 1/2-year-old son of Hugh and Phyllis DAY SHEARRER, North Manchester, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday of perforation of the intestine. He had been ill two days. He was born June 19, 1961 in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Howard and Ruth DAY, North Manchester; the paternal grandparents, Thornton and Wanda SHEARRER, Andrews, and the great-grandmother, Mrs. Ruth DAY, R.R. 1, Akron.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery east of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Marean M. Oden
Marean M. ODEN, 82, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 9:15 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Mahala A. Zumbaugh
Mrs. Mahala A. ZUMBAUGH, 93, Akron, died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday in the Landis nursing home in Argos. She had been ill for several years. Mr. Zumbaugh had lived most of her life in Marshall county.
Mrs. Zumbaugh was born Sept. 6, 1869 at Auburn, O., to Jefferson and Mary Jane FISINGER FRESHOUR. She was married May 5, 1888 to Charles E. ZUMBAUGH, who died in 1940. She was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ in Culver.
Surviving are a son, Lloyd ZUMBAUGH, Los Angeles; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Dora SARBER, preceded in death in 1950.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Harold W. HOHMAN officiating.
Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 18, 1962

Marean M. Oden
Final rites for Marean M. ODEN, 82, R.R. 1, Akron, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. C. W. SYLER officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens.
Mr. Olden died in the Miller nursing home at 9:15 a.m. Monday after being in failing health 10 years and seriously ill two weeks. He had suffered a stroke.
Born July 13, 1880 in Miami county, he was a lifetime resident of Miami and Fulton counties. He was the son of Martin and Martha BOYER ODEN.
He was married Feb. 24, 1901 in Amboy to Mary FOUST, who died last July. A retired farmer, Mr. Oden was a member of the Amboy Friends church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Vada) ZARTMAN, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Alva (Myrtle) RICE, Tucumcari, N.M.; a son, Earl [ODEN], Rural Route, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Blanche LaCOURT, Marion. Preceding in death were a son, four grandchildren, two brothers and two susters.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Nellie E. Squires
Mrs. Nellie E. SQUIRES, 67, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 11:42 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient 35 days.
The daughter of Walter and Susan DURBIN DILLMAN, she was born in Fulton county June 18, 1895. She had been a rsident of Fulton and Kosciusko counties most of her life. She was married Oct. 18, 1916 to William SQUIRES and was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Faye) MILLER, Bourbon; two sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Mary) KELLEY and Mrs. Cleora QUIER, both of Mentone; two brothers, Russell DILLMAN, Mentone, and Ernest DILLMAN, Warsaw, and several nieces and nephews. A daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, December 19, 1962

Ernest M. Quimby
Ernest M. QUIMBY, 54, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an illness of seven years. Mr. Quimby had been a resident of the Argos community for the past 28 years after moving there from Mishawaka. He was a farmer.
Mr. Quimby was born April 30, 1908 at Quincy, Mich., to Zenus and Pearl HOYT QUIMBY. He was married March 15, 1930, in South Bend to Olive CROW, who survives.
Mr. Quimby attended the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church and was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge 363.
Surviving with the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Evelyn) HINTON, Argos; two sons, Larry [QUIMBY], at home, and Ernest L. [QUIMBY], Plymouth; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Harold [QUIMBY], Denver, Colo.; Robert [QUIMBY], Elkhart, and Capt. Merlin QUIMBY, USAF in the Philippines, and a sister, Mrs. Floyd (Audrey) CROW, Culver. Two brothers, Carl and Orlie [QUIMBY], preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. M. F. BESS officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery with the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge conducting graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Isaac N. Bright
Isaac N. BRIGHT, 83, father of Richard BRIGHT, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Union City hospital in Union City, Ind. He had been a patient for one week.
Other survivors are another son, a daughter, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Poplar Grove church near Union City. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home at Greenville, O., about 12 miles east of Union City.

Thursday, December 20, 1962

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Friday, December 21, 1962

Harold E. Brubaker
Services were held today inthe Hollis funeral home in South Bend for Harold Eugene BRUBAKER, 65, South Bend, who died at noon Wednesday in Memorial hospital in South Bend after a five-week illness. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mr. Brubaker was born July 18, 1897 in Fulton county and was married to Edith CHESNUT in 1925 in Rochester. Mrs. Brubaker survives.
Mr. Brubaker was an auto mechanic at the Freeman Spicer company in South Bend. He was a member of the F&AM 143 of Lagro, the Mishawaka Camandery 51, the Knights Templar and the Mishawaka Council 19 R&SM.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Nancy [BRUBAKER], at home; two brothers, J. Walter [BRUBAKER], Rochester, and Fred [BRUBAKER], Des Moines, Ia., and a sister, Mrs. Frank DIELMAN, Rochester.

Gladys B. Vogg
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend for Mrs. Gladys B. VOGG, 64, who died Tuesday at St. Joseph hospital in South Bend following a three-day illness.
Mrs. Vogg was born June 11, 1898 in Rochester and was married to Herman M. VOGG in Plymouth, who died in 1958.
Surviving are two brothers, J. Colfax RHODES, Rochester, and Raymond RHODES, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Marshall ACOE, Dowagiac, Mich., and Mrs. Agnes URBIN, South Bend.
Burial will be in the City cemetery in South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 22, 1962

Meda Foutch
Mrs. Meda FOUTCH, 79, died Friday at 9:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient six days. Ms. Foutch had lived with her daughter, Mrs. James WHEELER, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Death came following a year's illness. She had been in serious condition the past week.
Born Nov. 30, 1883, in Wshington county, Mrs. Foutch was the daughter of John and Dorinda EVANS FULTZ. She was married June 24, 1902, at Salem, to Charles R. FOUTCH, who died Nov. 10, 1961. Mrs. Foutch came here from Sullivan eight months ago.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Edna) WHEELER, Jr., Rochester, and Mrs. James A. (Ruth) WEAVER, Frankfort; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Carrithers funeral home at Sullivan with the Rev. Dr. Homer PAGE officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Ridge cemetery at Sullivan. Friends may call at the Carrithers funeral home in Sullivan after Sunday noon. The body will be taken to Sullivan this afternoon from Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.

Ethel C. Walters
Mrs. Ethel C. WALTERS, 59, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admittd at 9 o'clock that morning. Death came after two months' illness.
Born May 8, 1903, in Elkhorn, Wis., she had spent most of her life in Fulton and Marshall counties, at the time of her death residing eight miles north of the city in Richland township. Her parents were John and Estella GRUBE RHOADES.
She was married Oct. 26, 1930, at Argos, to Robert M. WALTERS, who survives. Mrs. Walters was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church, WSCS, Rebekah lodge, O.E.S., White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 26, the What Not club, Fulton County Choral club and the Sew and So club.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Kathryn) THOMPSON, R.R. 10, Fort Wayne; one son, William (Frances) WALTERS, R.R. 3, Rochester; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Florence) BURKETT, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Ora (Grace) GARMAN, West Richfield, O., Mrs. Raymond McMILLEN, Blue Island, Ill., and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 7 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. Monday. Rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Richland Center Methodist church, where the body will lie in state an hour before rites. The Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The White Shrine of Jerusalem will conduct its rites at the funeral home Sunday at 7 p.m.

Monday, December 24, 1962

Samuel Bowen
Samuel BOWEN, 71, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday in Mesa, Ariz., where he had gone for the winter. He had been in failing health the past six years.
Mr. Bowen, a retired machinist and farmer, was born Aug. 7, 1891, to John and Rebecca HARTMAN BOWEN in Fulton county, where he spent most of his life. He was married Feb. 12, 1911, in Fulton county to Lena PERKINS, who survives.
He was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist of North Manchester and of the Richland Center I.O.O.F.
Surviving with the wife ar two sons, Floyd [BOWEN], at home, and John [BOWEN], Indianapolis; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Lee (Rose) HATCH, Macy; Mrs. Leo (Alice) NORRIS, Rochester; Mrs. Elva MECHLING, Argos; and Mrs. Sarah WELLER, Waterman, Ill.; four brothers, Vernie [BOWEN], Leiters Ford; Nelson [BOWEN], Akron; Ray [BOWEN], Argos, and Clem [BOWEN], Plymouth, and several nieces and nephews. One sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with First Reader Mrs. John SMITH of Akron officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 25, 1962

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Wednesday, December 26, 1962

Belle Gardner
Mrs. Belle Zora GARDNER, 86, 10th and Monroe streets, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in her home. She had been in failing health for several weeks.
Mrs. Gardner was born Oct. 9, 1896 to Francis M. and Ida WILEY ERNSPERGER GARDNER, two miles northwest of Rochester. She had spent her entire life in the Rochester community.
She was married Dec. 21, 1927 in Logansport to Victor C. GARDNER, who died in 1940.
Several nieces and nephews survive.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Stephen Milliser
Stephen MILLISER, 81, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the IBM nursing home in Plymouth after an illness of several months. He spent his entire life in the Leiters Ford vicinity as a farmer and school teacher.
Mr. Milliser was born in December, 1881, near Leiters Ford.
Survivors are a son, Russell [MILLISER], Villa Park, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Orval GABY, Wilmington, Del.; a brother, Jacob MILLISER, Rochestr; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Easterday funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, December 27, 1962

John L. Lockridge
John Leslie LOCKRIDGE, 64, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died of a heart attack Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the home of his son, Robert, Warsaw. He had been in failing health the past year.
Mr. Lockridge, a retired Winona Interurban railroad employee, was born May 27, 1898, in Sevastopool, Ind., to John and Sara HOLLOWAY LOCKRIDGE. He was married Oct. 27, 1917, to Vera Mae METZ, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko county.
He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Marvin MULLINS, Mrs. Arthur BAYNE and Mrs. Marion BANEY, all of Warsaw; three sons, Eugene [LOCKRIDGE], Plymouth, and Robert and Don [LOCKRIDGE], Warsaw; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Charles DAUSMAN, Elkhart and Mrs Mike MORRISON, Bristol, Ind.; three brothers, Henry [LOCKRIDGE], Akron; Emery [LOCKRIDGE], Claypool, and Everett [LOCKRIDGE], Petoskey, Mich., and two half-brothers, Lee HOLLOWAY, Rochester, and Ivan HOLLOWAY, Flint, Mich.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw with the Rev. Arden REED of Winona Lake officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery in Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Charlotte Pontious
Mrs. Charlotte PONTIOUS, 85, Kalkaska, Mich., died this morning at 10 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 24 hours. Mrs. Pontious had been ill a year with a heart condition, seriously the past two days. She had been spending the winter at the home of a brother, Frank EBER, Macy.
Born Oct. 6, 1877, five miles south of Rochester on Ind. 25, she was one of 11 children of Louis and Elizabeth DIELMAN EBER. She was married Nov. 30, 1898, at Rochester, to Charles PONTIOUS, who died Nov. 26, 1957. Mrs. Pontious had resided in Kalkaska 62 years.
She was a member of the South Bend Presbyterian church and of the Rebekah lodge, Goodwill club and Evergreen Aid Society at Kalkaska.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Alice FELDER and Mrs. Lola FELDER both of San Mateo, Cal., the brother, Frank EBER, Macy, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Last rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here, where friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday. The family asks that donations in lieu of flowers be made to charities of friends' choices.

Friday, December 28, 1962

Claude D. Cole
Claude D. COLE, 81, a native of Fulton county, died at 5:45 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home, where he had been a patient since Aug. 30, 1959. He had lived in South Bend before entering the nursing home.
Born near Tiosa April 8, 1881, he was the son of Emmet and Ida RALSTIN COLE. He moved to South Bend in 1922 and was employed by the Gafill Oil company and engaged in farming until his retirement 16 years ago.
Mr. Cole was married in Fulton county Oct. 1, 1902 to Daisy L. OSBORN, who died in 1956.
Surviving are three nephews, including Lee THOMPSON, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Kenneth THOMPSON, R.R. 1, Rochester, and three nieces, including Mrs. A. B. CARTER, South Bend.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Clyde WALTERS officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Charlotte Pontious
Final rites for Mrs. Charlotte PONTIOUS, 85, Kalkaska, Mich., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here, with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Pontious, a native of Fulton county, died at 10 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been spending the winter at the home of a brother, Frank EBER, Macy.

Saturday, December 29, 1962

Claude D. Cole
Final rites for Claude D. COLE, 81, a native of Fulton county who died at the Miller nursing home Friday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Clyde WALTERS will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

John C. Shadel
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for John C. SHADEL, 68, who died Friday at 6:45 p.m. in his home at Macy following four years' illness.
The Rev. William REEVES will officiate at rites and burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.
Mr. Shadel was born Feb. 1, 1894, at Wagoner's Station in Miami county to Hiram and Anna E. WAGONER SHADEL. He had spent his life in the Macy community. He was married Aug. 24, 1919, at Warren, to Grace COFFING, who survives.
A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the World War I Veterans Barracks of Rochester and the I.O.O.F. lodge here.
Also surviving are a son, Gerald [SHADEL], and a daughter, Eilene [SHADEL], both of Macy; two grandchildren and a brother, Joseph [SHADEL], Macy.

Monday, December 31, 1962

Rev. C. J. Coverstone
The Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE, who was pastor of the former Trinity Evangelical church here from 1941 to 1945, died in Ft. Wayhe Saturday, where he was living in retirement.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bethel Evangelical United Brethren church in Huntington with Dr. H. HAYENFIELD officiating. Burial will be in the Merriam Christian chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the Robbins funeral home in Huntington, from 3 p.m. Tuesday until 10 a.m. Wednesday, when the body will be removed to the church where it will lie in state until the time of service.

William H. Conran, Sr.
William H. CONRAN, Sr., 45, Kalamazoo, died in Kalamazoo at 11 a.m. Saturday of hepatitis. He was the father of William H. CONRAN, Jr., an employee at The Rochester Sentinel, and Mrs. Kenton (Beverly) WHITEMAN, Kewanna.
Mr. Conran, a truck driver, was born in Muskegon, Mich., Dec. 9, 1917. Final rites will be Wednesday in the Click funeral home at Muskegon.

Arthur E. Guise
Arthur E. GUISE, 70, Culver, a native of Bruce Lake community, died at 3 a.m. today in the Harris nursing home in Argos. He had been ill eight months after suffering a stroke.
A resident of Hammond the greater part of his life, Mr. Guise was a former member of the Pine Street Presbyterian church there, where he was a choir director and Sunday School teacher for many years.
He was born Nov. 21, 1892 to Frank and Ida DECKER GUISE. His marriage was to Rose M. MILLER on Dec. 25, 1915. Mr. Guise, a retired carpenter, was a member of the Zion Gospel Chapel church, southwest of Culver. He moved to Culver from Hammond in 1961.
Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. George (Edith) WILHELM, R.R. 1, Culver, and Mrs. John (Hazel) LOCKRIDGE, Knox, and nieces and nephews. A brother, Lester [GUISE], died in infancy.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Gospel Chapel church with the Rev. Donald MILLER officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Reformed cemetery west of Culver. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.