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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1963

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1963

Wednesday, January 2, 1963

Dennis Hizer
Last rites were conducted Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Dennis HIZER, 78, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died Sunday at the home of a brother, Nelson, R.R. 2, Kewanna.
The Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER officiated at the funeral and burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery. Death came to Mr. Hizer after a long illness.
A retired farmer, he was born in Grass Creek on April 5, 1884, the son of Aaron and Caroline SOMMER HIZER. He was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two brothers, Nelson [HIZER] and Joseph [HIZER], both of R.R. 2, Kewanna, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Martha DIVELEY, Royal Center, and Mrs. Rose JACKSON, Kewanna.

Howard C. Hays
Howard C. HAYS, 54, 311 East 14th street, who was making a special trip to deliver a tank of bottle gas to a customer, was killed instantly at 9:02 p.m. Tuesday when his truck was hit by an Erie-Lackawanna railroad passenger train.
The accident occurred at the Pershing grade crossing in Rochester township, five miles west of the city.
An employee of the Thermo Gas company of Peru and its predecessor, the Indiana Bottle Gas company, for 18 years, Hays was on a special call when his 1962 Chevrolet pickup was smashed by eastbound train number two, which was traveling 75 miles an hour.
Sheriff Willard CLARK and State Trooper Larry WAGENKNECHT said the crossing was unobstructed and dry and that the truck left no skid marks.
Engineer George PONTIOUS, Huntington, said he saw the truck approaching the crossing and that he blew the train's whistle. Clark said the train hit the left side of the truck "dead center" and carried the vehicle 1.1 mile down the track and past the next crossing. Gilbert CRUMLEY, Huntington, was conductor of the train.
It took workers about an hour to get the truck off the front of the diesel locomotive and to extricate Hays from the truck. Dr. Howard C. ROWE, Fulton county coroner who pronounced Hays dead, said the man sustained a fractured skull and that his arms and legs were broken.
One of the nine tanks of bottle gas that were on the truck fell out of the vehicle and caught fire. Officers let the fire burn itself out and Rochester firemen stood by to prevent the blaze from spreading.
Clark said a woman witness told him she saw the crash. She said she did not see any brake lights on the truck come on before the accident. Assisting Clark, Wagenknecht and Dr. Rowe in the investigation was Lyman Baker, deputy coroner.

Thursday, January 3, 1963

Hazel B. Cook
Mrs. Hazel B. COOK, 73, 608 Madison street, died at 7 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in South Bend, where she had been a patient four days. She had been in failing health for one year.
Born Oct 14, 1889 in Rochester to Schuyler and Alice CHATTEN REED, Mrs. Cook lived most of her life in Fulton and St. Joseph counties. She was married Jan. 28, 1922 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Avery COOK, who died Oct. 9, 1961.
Survivors are a brother, Charles H. REED, South Bend; a niece, Mrs. Malcom ANDERSON, Elkhart, and two nephews, Howard REED, South Bend, and Jimmie REED, Cassopolis, Mich.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Theodore MECKES officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Ruth Pontius
Mrs. Ruth PONTIUS, 61, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday of complications of an ulcer in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient four weeks. She had been in ill health for one year.
Mrs. Pontius was born Jan. 31, 1901 in Kosciusko county to William and Emma JEFFERY SMITH. She was married in 1919 in Warsaw to Verl PONTIUS, who died in 1955. She had spent her entire life in the Silver Lake community.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Luther (Zelma) STEELE, Wabash, and Mrs. Harvey (Pearl) KUHN, LaPorte; seven sons, Lawrece and Paul [PONTIUS], Silvr Lake; Homer [PONTIUS], Wabash; and Richard, Frank, Robert and Russell [PONTIUS], all at home; twenty-one grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Vesta SWIHART, Akron, and Mrs. Nora EHERAMAN, Burket, and a brother, Merl SMITH, Warsaw. Two children and one grandchild preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Silver Creek Church of God with the Revs. James MARTIN and C. H. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Friday and at the church for one hour before services.

Friday, January 4, 1963

James Dean Poe
James Dean POE, nine-month-old son of Cecil [and] Carrie BURCHETT POE, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 7 a.m. Thursday at his home. The child had been in failing health with a heart condition since birth.
He was born March 29, 1962 at Warsaw.
Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Emma and Carol Annett [POE], and a brother, George [POE], all at home, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Cardella BURCHETT, Disko.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Carter and Callihan funeral home in Prestonburg, Ky. Burial will be in the Dotson cemetery in Middle Creek, Ky. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron this evening.

Saturday, January 5, 1963

Alfred L. Hopper
Alfred L. HOPPER, 58, 419 East 14th street, died at 8:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient 10 weeks.
A resident of Fulton county most of his life, he was born in Logansport July 24, 1904, the son of Thomas and Bertha ZIMMERMAN HOPPER, who preceded in death. His first marriage was Aug. 29, 1925 at Tyner to Ruth E. BARTS, who died Dec. 1, 1957. His second marriage was on April 26, 1959 in Rochester to Marie HERSHBERGER who survives.
He retired 2 1/2 years ago from the Bendix corporation in South Bend. He was a member of the First Christian church here.
Also surviving are a son, Garl L. [HOPPER], Rochester; six daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Nancy) LEBO, Mrs. Glen (Carol) HEDRICK and Mrs. Harold (Kay) PAYNE, all of Rochester; Mrs. Kenneth (Martha) WEST, Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. Carl (Barbara) JUNKIN, Hammond and Mrs. William (Dortha) EADS, Osceola; a step-daughter, Mrs. Joe (Ruth) TOM, Tampa, Fla.; three step-sons, Dale and Michael HERSHBERGER, Mishawaka, and Richard HERSHBERGER, Osceola; twenty-one grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jay (Dossie) LEECE, Grand Rapids, Mich., and several nieces and nephews. Three grandchildren preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian church with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday and until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Josephine Heckathorn
Mrs. Josephine HECKATHORN, 84, a lifelong resident of the Twelve Mile vicinity, died at 12:45 a.m. Friday in Dukes hospital at Peru. She had been ill 2 1/2 years. She lived on R.R. 4, Peru.
Born Dec. 26, 1878 in Cass county, she was married in 1896 to Milton HECKATHORN. She was the daughter of Isaac and Julie KEPLER YIKES.
Surviving are the husband; six daughters, Mrs. Emmett JAMESON, Mrs. Gertrude BUTT, Mrs. John IDDINGS and Mrs. William COLLINS, all of Peru; Mrs. Clara TOWNSEND, at home, and Mrs. Acil CUMBERLAND, Rochester; two sons, Joe [HECKATHORN], Peru, and Edward [HECKATHORN], Macy, seventeen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A son, three brothrs and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru, with the Rev. Charles OBERLIN officiating. Burial will be in Ever Rest Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Ruth Jessen
Mrs. Ruth ELLIOTT JESSEN, 79, native of Fulton county, died Friday at Lynwood Convalescent hospital in Lynwood, Cal. Her only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. Florence HENDRICKSON, R.R. 3, Kewanna.
Mrs. Jessen was the wife of J. Carl JESSEN, Rochester newsman and editor at the turn of the century, who died in 1956. The Jessens resided many years at LaCanada, Cal.
Mrs. Jessen was born at Fletcher's Lake on Sept. 25, 1883, the daughter of David and Margaret McCAUGHEY ELLIOTT. She was a graduate of Rochester high school and of the Illinois College of Photographers. She and her brother, Hugh ELLIOTT, operated a photographic studio in Rochester from 1901 to 1908. The Jensens were married April 3, 1909.
Mrs. Jessen was a charter member of the La Canada Presbyterian church.
An infant daughter, a sister, Mrs. Albert (Clara Belle) SMAILES and the brother, Hugh, also preceded her in death. The sister, Mrs. Hendrickson, and several cousins are the only survivors.

Monday, January 7, 1963

Robert D. Kroft
Robert D. KROFT, 38, Rochester Mobil Home Court, died in his sleep of a heart attack Friday night in his trailer. Mr. Kroft was found about 10 a.m. Saturday. He had been in ill health for the past two years.
Mr. Kroft was born June 9, 1924, to Emanuel and Mabelle GEIGER KROFT in Kosciusko county and spent most of his life in Fulton county.
Mr. Kroft, a forman at Topps Manufacturing company, was a member of the Rochester Moose Lodte and the American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are the parents; a sister, Mrs.Dale (Maxine) HISEY, Rochester; a brother, Charles [KROFT], Wabash; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nellie GEIGER, Akron, and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funerl home in Akron until noon Tuesday and at the church one hour before services.

Lloyd Sausaman
Lloyd SAUSAMAN, 71, a Rochester realtor and insurance agent since 1951, died at Woodlawn hospital at 7:15 a.m. Sunday after being in failing health for two weeks from a coronary attack. He lived on the west shore of Lake Manitou.
Mr. Sausaman moved to Rochester from Kokomo in 1951 and for two years operated an insurance business. In 1953, he opened a real estate office at 112 East Eighth street and pursued that occupation until his death.
Born April 28, 1891, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of John and Rebecca TRUMP SAUSAMAN. He lived in Illinois, Fort Wayne and South Bend befor moving to Kokomo. In 1951, he retired from the U.S. Postal Department in Kokomo after 31 years' service.
He was married June 22, 1935, in South Bend to Lola LaTURNER, who survives. He attended Manchester college and the Walnut Street Church of the Brethren in North Manchester. He was a member of the Rochester and the National Real Estate associations.
Surviving with the wife are a son, David K. [SAUSAMAN], South Bend; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Floyd (Bertha) HEISLER, Claypool; three brothers, Sherman [SAUSAMAN], Claypool; Clarence [SAUSAMAN], Warsaw, and Arthur [SAUSAMAN], South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be made in the form of contributions to Manchester college.

Tuesday, January 8, 1963

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Wednesday, January 9, 1963

Edward Scheuer
Funeral rites will be Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Ann church at Monterey for Edward C. SCHEUER, 68, retired Monterey farmer who died Tuesday morning at Woodlawn hospital here.
The Rev. Father Edward MATUSZAK will officiate and burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call at the Kennedy and Braman funeral home at Winamac, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.Thursday.
Born in Pulaski county Feb. 6, 1894, Mr. Scheuer was the son of Peter and Magdalene RICHARDS SCHEUER and lived near Monterey all his life.
He was married Aug. 16, 1933, to Fern HUBA, who suvives, along with four step-children; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph HUNNESHAGEN, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Bertha BRIDEGROOM, Grass Creek, and two brothers.

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Sarah Parker
Miss Sarah PARKER, 99, former resident of the Grass Creek community, died Wednesday at Battle Creek, Mich. Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna with Elder Robert MOON officiation. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
A native of England, Miss Parker was born Jan. 7, 1864. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Susie JONES of Battle Creek. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, January 11, 1963

Mertie A. Pletcher
Mrs. Mertie A. PLETCHER, 63, R.R. 1, Bourbon, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at her home following a one-week illnes.
Mrs. Pletcher was born in Rochester Sept. 1, 1899. She was married Jan. 11, 1934 to Charles F. PLETCHER. She had lived in the Bourbon area for the past two years, moving there from Argos.
Surviving with the husband are thre sons, Lester A. WHITE, Panama City, Fla., Edison C. WHITE, Plainfield, and Charles PLETCHER Jr., Bourbon; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie GOOD, LaPaz; Mrs. Bertha GUARD, Bremen; Mrs. Ida Bell STEININGER, Rochester, and Miss Carrie WOODCOX, Westville; a half-sister, Mrs. Suzie BIDDINGER, Rochester, and five brothers, Paul, Hubert and Marion WOODCOX, South Bend, Jona WOODCOX, Phoenix, Ariz., and Leonard WOODCOX, Rocheste.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Warsaw Church of God with the Rev. Herman SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the Robbins funeral home in Bourbon after 7 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Christina Cilley
Mrs. Christina CILLEY, Logansport, died Thursday at 5:10 p.m. at the Rochester nursing home after a long illness. Death came on the eve of her 85th birth anniversary.
An employee of the Golden Rule store in Logansport 16 years, Mrs. Cilley was a native of Germany and is survived by two sisters and several nieces and nephews. Rites are pending at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport.

Saturday, January 12, 1963

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Monday, January 14, 1963

Ernest Nichols
Fulton county's second traffic fatality in less than two weeks came in below zero weather at 7:15 p.m. Saturday. Ernest NICHOLS, 56, R.R. 2, Rochester, was killed when his pickup truck was hit by an Erie-Lackawanna train at the Athens crossing.
The Henry township farmer was driving to his home north of Athens after feeding cattle at the other farm when the westbound string of eight deisel engines coupled together smashed the truck broadside. The truck was pushed 206 feet down the track and down an embankment on the south side of the track.
Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, said Nichols died instantly of multiple skull fractures.
Two and a half years ago, Ernest Nichols' brother, Max [NICHOLS], 61, also R.R. 2, Rochester, was injured fatally in a two-car crash four miles southeast of Rochester. The accident occurred on July 2, 1960.
State police and the sheriff's office investigated Saturday's crash. They said the Athens road was quite slippery at the crossing because of packed snow and that buildings obscure vision to the east for a north-bound driver approaching the crossing. Vision at the crossing itself is unobstructed, however.
The buildings also obscure vision from a westbound train of the south side of the crossing.
There are no flasher signals at the crossing, although there are warning signs.
A farmer and livestock dealer, Nichols had just driven away from a service station a block south of the crossing and was going to his home 2 1/2 miles north of Athens.
A witness, Michael D. HARROLD, Akron, was on the north side of the tracks. He said he could not determine if Nichols saw the train and skidded into its parth or whether he was unaware of the train's approach.
The train was going about 55 miles an hour, according to Garth UNDERHILL, 45, the engineer. Fred BENNETT, 22, was the flagman. Both are from Huntington. The engines were being taken to Chicago to pick up trains.
The 1941 GMC pickup truck was nearly shorn in two and was pushed down an embankment and through a fence before landing in the yard of Mrs. J. W. KERN. Nichols' body was stretched cross the door of the truck.
The front diesel of the train sustained $1,000 damage while the truck was listed a total loss at $2,900 damage.
Ernest Nichols was born in Fulton county May 19, 1906 to William and Maude BARR NICHOLS. He had lived all his life in this county. He was married Jan. 14, 1929 in Detroit, Mich., to Helen BRYANT. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (James) SOPHER, R.R. 2, Rochester; a son, Jack [NICHOLS], Lexington, O.; five grandchildren; a brother, Don [NICHOLS], R.R. 2, Rochester; two sisters, Miss Martha NICHOLS, Chicago, and Mrs. Ben (Edna) DAULTON, Rochester. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Harold CONRAD and D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday, and at the church for one hour before services.

Lester Floyd
Funeral services were held this afternoon at1:30 o'clock in the Sheetz fneral home at Akron for Lester "Jerry" FLOYD, 58, R.R. 2, Macy. He died Saturday at 7 a.m. at his home of a heart attack.
The Rev. James SWAN officiated at rites and burial was in the Akron cemetery.
An employee of the Bendix corporation at South Bend, Mr. Floyd had been in failing health two years. He was born in Miami county April 26, 1904, the son of John and Adella MURPHY FLOYD. His marriage was in 1929 to Chloe WALKER, who survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. George (Adella) WILSON, Granger; Mrs. Arthur (Betty) HARPER, Rochestr; Mrs. Brice (Ruth) CARUTHERS, Peru; Mrs. Spencer (Grace) MILLS, Rochester, and Mrs. Audley (Aretha) MILLS, Fayetteville, N.C.; two sons, Dale [FLOYD], Macy, and David [FLOYD], at home; one brother, Elmer [FLOYD], Wabash, and fourteen grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Lloyd E. Ware
Last rites were conducted this morning at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Lloyd Earl WARE, 71, Grass Creek, who died Friday night in Woodlawn hospital.
Burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER officiated at the services.
A retired store clerk, Mr. Ware was born in Grass Creek on Oct. 3, 1891, the son of Greenville and Rachael BEAVER WARE. He was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Several cousins survive.

Louise Dunlap
Mrs. Edward (Louise) DUNLAP of Plymouth, a native of Fulton county, died early this morning in Sloan-Kettering Memorial hospital, New York City, after an illness of five weeks. She was 56 years old.
The former Louise UMBAUGH, she moved from Fulton county to Argos and then to Plymouth.
Survivin are the husband; three daughters, Melinda, Patricia and Nancy [DUNLAP]; mother, Mrs. Allen UMBAUGH, Argos; six brothers, and a sister, Mrs. James SOUTH, Argos.
Rites are pending at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth.

Tuesday, January 15, 1963

Floyd Landis
Final rites will be at 2 p.m.Thursday in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru for Floyd LANDIS, 71, Peru, father of Mrs. Donald ROSS of Rochester. Mr. Landis died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the C&O Railroad hospital at Huntington, W. Va.
Dr. Orrin MANIFOLD will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Landis had been ill three weeks and was in the hospital four days.
Born in Carroll county July 21, 1892, he was the son of Daniel and Lydia LANDIS. He was married May 11, 1911 to Mary MILLER. He was a retired timekeeper for the C&O and was secretary-treasurer of Maintenance of Way, Chicago division.
Surviving with the wife and Mrs. [Ross] are another daughter, Mrs. Maynard WILTSHIRE Peru; a son Clyde B. [LANDIS], Peru; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Doris Thomas
Warsaw, Ind. - Mrs. Doris THOMAS, 35, Burket, was killed when her car was hit by a Nickel Plate passenger train at 3:40 p.m. Monday at a Burket crossing seven miles southwest of here.
The car was hurled 63 feet from the crossing and the engine was torn loose and thrown against a utility pole, state police said.
Mrs. Thomas was born Aug. 3, 1927, the daughter of Don and Lola HOLLOWAY FOLTZ, and had lived all her life in Burket. She was married March 2, 1947 to Carl THOMAS.
She was a member of the Methodist church and the WSCS, was president of the Cub Scout leaders in Burket, a 4-H leader for three years and a part-time employee of the Sun Metal company at Burket.
Surviving with the husbnd are a daughter, Ginger Lee [THOMAS], 16, and a son, Roger [THOMAS], 9, both at home; the parents, of Nappanee; two sisters, Mrs. Robert VEAL, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Noel GEORGE, Nappanee, and a brother, Edward [FOLTZ], Leesburg.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Burket Methodist church with Rev. Clyde BYERS officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery northwest of Akron. Friends may call at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw after 2 p.m. Wednesday and until 10 a.m. Thursday and at the church after 11 a.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, January 16, 1963

Diane Kay Alderfer
Diane Kay ALDERFER, eight-year-old daughter of Robert and Betty BAKER ALDERFER, formerly of Rochester, died of leukemia at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday at the Chanute Air Force Base hospital in Rantoul, Ill. She had been ill two years.
The Alderfers reside at 313 Mary Alice road in Rantoul. The girl was born in Rantoul Dec. 15, 1954. She was a member of the First Baptist church there and was a third grade pupil at Myna Thompson school. Her father is a staff sergeant, stationed at Chanute AFB.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Kathy [ALDERFER]; a brother, Michael [ALDERFER]; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Tressie BAKER, R.R. 5, Rochester; the maternal grandfather, William BAKER, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph ALDERFER, R.R. 4, Rochester.
A service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today at the Lux funeral home in Rantoul, with the Rev. Ralph NEST of the First Baptist church officiating.
The body will be removed to the Foster & Good funeral home here, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday. Final rites will be in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON of the Burton Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Thursday, January 17, 1963

Elnora Kimble
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. for Mrs. Elnora KIMBLE in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Harry TAYLOR officiating. Mrs. Kimble died Wednesday at 12:20 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Kimble was born Aug. 5, 1884 near Kewanna and was married in 1901 to Nolen KIMBLE, who died several years ago. She had lived most of her life in the Kewanna community.
She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and the Welcome Neighbors home demonstration club.
Surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs. Betty HODGSON, South Bend, and Jo Ann KIMBLE, Kewanna; two grandsons, Larry and Jerry KIMBLE, Kewanna, and two great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Moon cemetery near Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, January 18, 1963

Vera P. George
Mrs. Vera P. GEORGE, 57, died in St. Joseph hospital, Logansport, Thursday. She was born Dec. 11, 1905 in Camden and had lived there her entire life.
She was married in 1934 to Thurlow GEORGE in Camden and was a member of the Camden Baptist church.
Surviving are the husband; the father, Luzern ISAACS; a daughter, Mrs. Jean SCOTT, Fulton; a son, Max [GEORGE], Camden; a step-son, Robert GEORGE, Midland, Texas, and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m.Sunday in the Camden Baptist church with the Rev. Devon HODGES officiating. Burial will be in the Camden cemetry. Friends may call at the Gentry funeral home in Camden until noon Sunday and at the church one hour before services.

Ruth Jessen
Memorial services for Mrs. Ruth ELLIOTT JESSEN, 79, a native of Fulton county who died Jan. 4 in Lynwood, Cal., will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. The Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER will officiate.
Mrs. Jessen was the wife of J. Carl JESSEN, Rochester newsman and editor at the turn of the century, who died in 1956. The Jessens resided many years at La Canada, Cal.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Florance (Frances) HENDRICKSON, R.R. 3, Kewanna; a niece, Mrs. Margaret WINELAND, Monticello; a nephew, George HENDRICKSON, Philadelphis, Pa., and several cousins.
The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be in the form of contributions to charity.

Albert F. Whisler
Albert F. WHISLER, 68, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 5:30 a.m. today in his home of a heart attack. He had a heart condition for several years.
Mr. Whisler, a farmer, was born March 20, 1894 in Miami county to Henry and Ellen MURPHY WHISLER. He was married March 1, 1916 in Mexico, Ind., to Mary LaVon GUYER, who survives. He was a member of the Mud Lake Chapel Church of Christ.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Marvin Earl [WHISLER], Logansport, and Willis Wayne [WHISLER], North Webster, and six grandchildren. A sister and four brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton, with the Rev. Don WINTERS officiating. Burial will be in the Mud Lake Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Charles R. Ivey, Sr.
Word has been received here of the death of Charles R. IVEY, Sr., 62, former athletic coach at Kendallville high school and former star athlete at Rochester high school.
Mr. Ivey, who grew up in Rochester, was a star basketball player for the locals, was well known in the field of track and was RHS basketball coach. He held the state high jump record for several years at six feet and the Rochester record for many years until it was broken a few years ago by Harold HOWARD.
Mr. Ivey died Jan. 6 at his home in Independence, La., leaving his wife, Naomi [IVEY], and two sons, Charles R. [IVEY], Jr. and John [IVEY].

Saturday, January 19, 1963

William D. Stout
William D. STOUT, 86, Akron, died at 3 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.
Mr. Stout was born June 6, 1876 in Silver Lake to Adam and Mary BAKER STOUT. He was first married to Theodoshia WHITTENBERGER, who died in 1953. His second marriage was in Decemer of 1957 to Amanda WANNAGAT, who survives.
He was a member of the Akron K of P lodge and was of the Lutheran faith.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Helen CRAIG, Akron, Lucille STEPHENS, Memphis, Tenn., Willodean BINNA, Los Angeles, Cal.; a son, Bill [STOUT], Grand Lodge, Mich.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward [STOUT], Goshen; and a sister, Mary ESCHBACH, Warsaw. A son preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Fred B. Troutman
Fred B. TROUTMAN, 78, Winter Park, Fla., brother-in-law of Walter McDOUGLE, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Friday of a heart attack suffered while supervising remodeling of a house. He had been ill several years. He was the son of William B. and Isabelle TROUTMAN and was a retired electrician.
Surviving are the wife, a daughter and a son.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Winter Park.

Monday, January 21, 1963

Emma Meredith
Mrs. Emma MEREDITH, 89, who resided in Newcastle township most of her life, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She was a patient there six months.
Born in Newcastle township Nov. 14, 1873, she was the daughter of Lewis and Hattie STRONG. She was married in Fulton county to Vinson MEREDITH on July 5, 1890. She was a member of the First Baptist church in Mentone.
Surviving are a son, Herbert B. [MEREDITH], Mentone; three daughters, Mrs. A. R. (Esther) CORMICAN and Mrs. George F. (Grace) CHAPMAN, both of Elkhart; and Mrs. Leroy (Maude) COX, Mentone; two half-brothrs, Floyd NORRIS, Rochestr, and Raymond NORRIS, Mishawaka.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m.Thursday in the First Baptist church at Mentone with the Rev. Irwin OLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery at Mentone. Friends may call at the Reed funeral home in Mentone after noon Thursday and then at the church.

Tuesday, January 22, 1963

Mary Graham
Last rites were at Bluffton today for Mrs. Mary GRAHAM of Bluffton, who died Saturday on her 95th birthday. She is survived b a son, William [GRAHAM], Bluffton; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A son, Gordon GRAHAM of Rochester, died in 1958. Mrs. Gordon GRAHAM attended the services today.

Paul McClung
Paul McCLUNG, 75, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Monday in the Veteran's hospital at Fort Wayne after being in failing health for some time.
Born in the Mount Zion community Nov. 11, 1887, he was the son of Na and Elnora DAVIDSON McCLUNG. He spent his childhood near his birth place, then moved to Montana, returning to the Macy and Mount Zion vicinity in the early 1920s. He was a member of the former Mount Zion Presbyterian church and was a World War I veteran. He had been retired the last 10 years.
Surviving are a nephew, Kenneth SAVAGE, R.R. 1, Macy, and a niece, Mrs. Lucia LINDSTEAD, Fresno, Cal. A sister, two brothers and the parents preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William REEVES of Macy officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery southeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The LeRoy Shelton American Legion post will conduct military graveside rites.

Jessie Louden
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie LOUDEN, 69, Kewanna, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison Chapel in Kewanna. The Revs. Keith SMITHLY and Darwin LAVENGOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Louden died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital after several months' illness.
Born in Kewanna Sept. 17, 1893, she was the daughter of Mark B. and Elizabeth HUDKINS MOORE. Her first marriage was to Ernest OVERMYER, who died in 1926. She was married to Claude LOUDEN in 1928.
Mrs. Louden was a member of the Pleasant Hill church at Bruce Lake. She was a lifetime resident of the Kewanna community.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Aura Laphon OVERMYER, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Jennie MILLER, Rochester; four grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Helen M. Wickizer
Mrs. Helen M. WICKIZER, 65, Shelbyville, a native of Argos, died suddenly at her home at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
Born in Argos Jan. 30, 1897, she was the daughter of Charles and Bertha MILLER BOGGS. She graduated from Argos high school in 1914 and attended Indianapolis Teachers college. She taught in the Argos school prior to her marriage.
She was married Sept. 21, 1919 in Argos to Donald J. WICKIZER. They operated The Monticello Journal newspaper and then moved to Shelbyville in 1936 and operated the Tippecanoe Press printing company. Mrs. Wickizer was a member of the Presbyterian church and the American Legion Auxiliary in Shelbyville.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Jean THEIS, Pittsburgh, Pa., two sons, Donald J., Jr., and Hugh B. [WICKIZER], Shelbyville; twelve grandchildren; the mother, of Argos, and a sister, Miss Zita BOGGS, Argos.
First services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Murphy funeral home at Shelbyville. Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Wdnesday in the Gossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Donald FELTY of Shelbyville officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home from 2 - 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, Januaary 23, 1963

Floyd K. Nuell
Floyd K. NUELL, 47, Warsaw, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday of a heart attack while driving a truck for the state highway department, one mile east of Warsaw on U.S. 30. Mr. Nuell, a former resident of Rochester, had moved to Warsaw, in 1953.
He was born June 20, 1915 in Mentone, to George and Nora HALL NUELL. He was married Sept. 17, 1936 to Thelma SNYDER in Rochester. He was a member of the Warsaw American Legion and the 40-8.
Survivors ar the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Orville (Charlene) VAUGHN, Rochester; two sons, Weldon [NUELL], Warsaw, James [NUELL], at home; a sister, Mrs. Ralph BUNN, Rochester; three brothers, Albert [NUELL], Warsaw, George and Alvin [NUELL], Rochester, and four grandchildren.
Services are set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw. With the Rev. Donald LaSUER officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery in Warsaw. Military graveside services will be conducted by the John Peterson American Legion Post 49 of Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Verne A. Fry
Mrs. [Verne A.] FRY, 76, Fulton, died at 6 a.m. today in South Bend Osteopathic hospital, where she was admitted at 11 p.m. Tuesday. She had been ill five months.
Born Jan. 5, 1887 in Macy, she was the daughter of Add and Frances BURKETT HORTON and had resided all her life in the Macy-Fulton vicinity. She was married Nov. 23, 1906, in Fulton to Arthur [J.] FRY, who died in 1953. She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dwight (Esther) PATTERSON, Kokomo; three sons, Loren and Lee [FRY], Fulton, and Harold [FRY], South Bend; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a half-brother, John HORTON, Niles, Mich; a half-sister, Mrs. Harriett CRAWFORD, Sturgis, Mich., and two step-sisters. A brother, a sister and a grandchild preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton, where friends may call after noon Thursday.

Thursday, January 24, 1963

Henry F. Mueller
Henry F. MUELLER, 82, New Albany, father of the Rev. R. J. MUELLER, pastor of St. John Lutheran church of Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in New Albany.
The Rev. Mueller left for New Albany today. He said that the Sunday school teachers meeting scheduled for tonight and Saturday School both have been canceled in the local church.

Verne Fry
Final rits for Mrs. Vern FRY, 76, Fulton, who died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. Paul GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
Mrs. Fry died in South Bend Osteopathic hospital following an illness of five months.

Harley C. Fultz
Harley C. FULTZ, 77, 267 Main street, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday of a heart attack suffered while he was scraping snow off an awning at his home.
Born March 29, 1885 in Rochester, he was the son of Daniel and Indiana EMMONS FULTZ. He was a lifetime resident of this community. Mr. Fultz had been a lay minister in this area for 21 years and also had operated a service station and was a farmer for a number of years.
He was married Oct. 7, 1905 to Mary OGDEN, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Irene) CULP, Elkhart; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A grandson, three brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ermil NORMAN of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, January 25, 1963

Harley A. Berry
Harley A. BERRY, 80, Macy, died at his home at 4 p.m. Thursday of a heart attack. He had resided in the Macy community all his life.
Born in Fulton county Sept. 23, 1882, he was the son of Henry and Laura ALSPACH BERRY. He was a charter member of the Manitou Moose lodge and was a retired carpenter. He was married in Kokomo July 24, 1950 to Ida Frances JOHNSON, who survives.
Also surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Leslie SOSBE, Kokomo, and an uncle, William ALSPACH, Talma.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton, with the Rev. Ronald HARSHMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mud Lake Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Saturday, January 26, 1963

Rev. Edward Ellis
The Rev. Edward ELLIS, 95, Decatur, Mich., at one time pastor of the former Church of God, in Athens, died at 5 a.m. today in the Prairie View nursing home at Warsaw after an illness of three years.
Born March 22, 1867 in St. James, Mo., he was the son of John and Susan CROW ELLIS. His first marriage was in 1896 to Nora GREENAWALT, who died in 1948. In September, 1949, he married Emma HALL, who survives. The Rev. Ellis had lived in Decatur for the last 10 years. He was retired from the ministry.
Surviving with the wife ar two sons, Clair [ELLIS], Akron, and Orville [ELLIS], R.R. 1, Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Dorothy) WAGONER, Saginaw, Mich.; six grandchildren, and fiften great-grandchildrn.
First services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Church of God at Decatur. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Church of God wih the Revs. Harold CONRAD and D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron from 7 p.m. Monday until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and then at the church.

Monday January 28, 1963

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Tuesday, January 29, 1963

Dale Richter
Dale RICHTER, 58, died this morning at 11 o'clock in his home at 1808 Miami street, South Bend of a heart attack. He had been ill six months.
Born in Akron on Oct. 16, 1904, he was the son of Charles and Agnes BRYAN RICHTER. Mr. Richter was employed at the Studebaker corporation.
Surviving are the wife, at home; a brother, Merl RICHTER of Richland township; a sister, Mrs. William BENNETT, Chicago, and one son and one daughter. Last rites are pending at the Hollis funeral home on Mishswaka avenue in South Bend.

May Meneely
Final rites for Mrs. May MENEELY, 70, 109 Clayton street, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mrs. Meneely, who had lived in Rochester most of her life, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Saturday. She had been in failing health for eight years.
Born in Rochester March 14, 1892, she was the daughter of George and Martha DAUGHERTY MOW. She was married in 1910 to Harry FOSSOW, Sr., who preceded in death. On Aug. 17, 1912, she was married to John MENEELY, who died in 1951.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert GAMBLE, Rochester; a son, Harry FOSSOW, Gary; two grandchildren, Mrs. John BRUBAKER, Mishawaka and Mrs. Forrest ZIMMERMAN, LaPorte, and four great-grandchildren. The parents and a brother preceded in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Jacob B. Perschbacher
Word has een received of the death of Jacob Berton PERSCHBACHER, 83, Upland, Cal., uncle of Mrs. Jane H. REED, Rochester. Mr. Perschbacher died Jan. 12 in Upland of a heart attack.
Also surviving is the wife, Nellie May WESTFALL PERSCHBACHER, at home.

Wednesday, January 30, 1963

Bradley Norman
Bradley NORMAN, 24, R.R. 1, Akron, died of leukemia at 6:30 a.m. today in General hospital, Indianapolis. He is survived by his wife, the former Peggy MYERS, and a son, Douglas [NORMAN]. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold NORMAN, R.R. 2, Macy.
Rites are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Dale Richter
Final rites for Dale RICHTER, 58, a native of Akron who died in his South Bend home Tuesday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hollis funeral home, 2528 Mishawaka avenue, South Bend.
Among the survivors are the wife, at home; a son, a daughter, a brother, Merl RICHTER of Richland township, and a sister.

Thursday, January 31, 1963

Bradley Norman
Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Church of God for Bradley E. NORMAN, 24, who died of Hodgkins disease Wednesday morning. The Revs. Harold CONRAD and D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Mr. Norman was born Dec. 16, 1938 in Miami county to Harold and Nellie BRIGHT NORMAN. He was married in 1960 in Roann to Peggy MYERS, who survives.
Mr. Norman had been in ill health for the past 5 1/2 years. He was in the implement business with his father in Gilead. He was a member of the Akron Church of God and graduated from Gilead high school in 1957.
Surviving with the wife is a son, Douglas Lee [NORMAN], at home; the parents, Gilead; and several aunts and uncles. A sister, Noreen [NORMAN], died in 1958.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until noon Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Friday, February 1, 1963

Ben W. Ritchie
Ben W. RITCHIE, 32, an employee of the Town of Akron, died of a coronary attack at 12:45 p.m. Thursday in his home at Akron. He had been ill two months.
Born May 19, 1930 in Frankfort, Ky., he moved from there to Fulton county a year ago. He was the son of Oda and Liza MANNS RITCHIE of Frankfort. Mr. Ritchie was married last year to Ruby TOWN in Plymouth. He was a member of the Baptist church in Frankfort.
Surviving with his wife are two step-daughters, Mrs. Truman (Gloria) NEHER, Culver, and Miss Janice TOWN, at home; a step-son, James TOWN, at home; six sisters, Mrs. Fred SLESS, Hollywood, Fla.; Mrs. Paul CORBIT, Frankfort, Germany; Mrs. W. E. NORTON, Mrs Ennis PURVIS and Margie and Kathy RITCHIE, all of Frankfort, Ky.; three brothers, Stanley, Raymond and Edward [RITCHIE], all of Frankfort, Ky., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Revs. Eric STANLEY of Frankfort, Ky., and C. W. SYLER of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Carl Schumacher
Carl SCHUMACHER, 62, died at noon Thursday at his home on the Kentucky farm, R.R. 3, Rochester. He had been a resident of the Rochester community for the past four years.
Mr.Schumacher was born Sept. 30, 1900, to August and Lena AHRENS SCHUMACHER in Orland Park, Ill., where he had lived until moving to Rochester.
Survivors are a sister, Miss Carrie SCHUMACHER, Orland Park, a niece, Miss Ethel HASENFANG, Orland Park, and a cousin, Edward HASENFANG, who made his home with Mr. Schumacher.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Schmaedeke funeral home in Orland Park. Burial will be in the Christ Lutheran cemetery in Orland Park. The body was removed from the Foster & Good funeral home Thursday evening.

Saturday, February 2, 1963

Earl P. Johnson
Earl P. JOHNSON, 54, died of leukemia at 11:15 a.m. Friday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a four month illness. He was a resident of Delong.
Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 24, 1909 in Plymouth, Ill., and was married to Myrtle I. WHITESELL Oct. 3, 1946 after moving to Delong. He attended the Culver Bible church.
Surviving with the wife are five sons, Harry K., Robert S., Daniel F. and Earl D. [JOHNSON], Delong, and Jacob B. [JOHNSON], Culver; five daughters, Mrs. Grace M. HOWELL, St. Marys, Ga., Mrs. Florence C. TELLTERMAN, Chicago; Mrs. Joan I. BANKS, Huntsville,Ala., and the Misses Shirley and and Betty Jean JOHNSON, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle N. MAKUSKI, Fort Meade, MI.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Culver Bible church with the Rev. Paul KING officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver until noon Monday and at the church until time of services.

Monday, February 4, 1963

Blanche M. Haines
Mrs. Blanche M. HAINES, 57, Plymouth, died at 3:20 p.m. Sunday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth following a two-month illness. Mrs. Haines was born in Akron March 27, 1905 to James and Eunice SHIREMAN KAMP. She was married in 1935 at Akron to Simon HAINES.
She was a member of the Plymouth Church of God. She had lived in Plymouth for the past 26 years, moving there from Akron.
Surviving with the husband and the parents, of Akron, are a step-daughter, Miss Betty HAINES, California; three step-sons, Charles [HAINES], Washington, D.C.; Thomas [HAINES], South Bend; and Samuel [HAINES], Bourbon; two sisters, Mrs. William (Evelyn) SWIHART, Akron, and Mrs. Homer (Edith) DRIVER, Plymouth; two brothers, Bert KAMP, Akron, and Floyd KAMP, Atwood, and thirteen step-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Bertha E. Jones
Mrs. Bertha E. JONES, 81, Culver, died at 6 a.m. Sunday in the home of her son, Lewis [JONES], Culver. She had been ill since November.
Surviving are three sons, two daughters, twenty-one grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Burr Oak E.U.B. church with the Rev. C. L. McKINLEY of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetry. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home until noon Tuesday and at the church afterwards.

Tuesday, February 5, 1963

Robert Caton
Funeral services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul church at Logansport for Robert [Martin] "Mart" [CATON], 81, native of Fulton county who died Monday at his home in Platteville, Wis.
The Rev. Thomas FOX will officiate at rites and burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport after 7 p.m. Wednesday. The rosary will be recited there at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A former Pennsylvania railroad car inspector at Logansport, Mr. Caton was born near Kewanna on March 8, 1881, the son of Frank and Margaret McLOCHLIN CATON. He was married in 1907 to Mary Ann COSTELLO, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, John [CATON], Platteville,Wis., and Dr. Joseph [CATON], Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Lester CAMPBELL, Pontiac, Mich., and Mrs. Cecilia GILLIE, Jackson, Mich.; one brother, Maynard [CATON], Logansport, and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Nelson Berkshire
One woman was killed and two men were hurt seriously in a flaming two-car crash four miles north of Rochester on U.S. 31 about 9:45 o'clock this morning.
Mrs. Nelson BERKSHIRE, 65, R.R. 6, Logansport, was killed in the accident but her husband and Frederick GOLDSMITH, South Bend, the driver of the other car, were saved from the fire by two passing truck drivers.
When the truck drivers, Marion VanMETER and Wes DULIN, both of Monticello, arrived on the scene, the 1958 Dodge in which Mr. and Mrs. Berkshire were riding was in flames and the other auto, a 1962 Lark, was stopped against the Dodge.
The two men flagged down another truck, hooked a chain onto the Lark and pulled it away from the flames. Then they put another chain onto the door on the side of the Berkshire auto and pulled it open in order to get the woman's body out.
Mr. Berkshire, also 65, was able to get out of his car by himself while the men were getting the body of his wife out of the vehicle. Goldsmith remained in his auto, which did not burn, until an ambulance arrived.
Mrs. Berkshire became the third traffic fatality of the year in Fulton county.
State police stated that the Berkshire auto, going north, apparentsly started to pass another auto in the northbound lane and in doing so struck the Goldsmith car.
Goldsmith said he was enroute south at about 40-50 miles an hour when the car pulled out from the northbound lane and he could not avoid the head-on crash.
After impact, the Berkshire auto burst into flames from gasoline under the hood and then the two truck drivers came onto the scene.
Mrs. Berkshire was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner, Dr. Howard ROWE.
Berkshire and Goldsmith were rushed to Woodlawn hospital. Berkshire was admitted and Goldsmith was to be taken by ambulance to South Bend this afternoon. Extent of the two men's injuries was not immediatly determined.
Mrs. Berkshire was the mother of Mrs. Robert (Helen) MERKERT, R.R. 4, Rochester.
State police estimated damage at $500 to the Dodge and $900 to the Lark. The sheriff's office and city police all aided in the investigation.

Olive F. Alspach
Mrs. Claude E. (Olive F.) ALSPACH, 71, R.R. 1, Rochester, died this morning at 10:30 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks. She resided three miles south of the city on U.S. 31.
Death came following six months' illness, serious since Jan. 1.
Born Feb. 22, 1891, at Rochester, she was the daughter of Omer G. and Emma C. BRUBAKER CAMERER and had spent all her life in this community. She was married in Rochester on Dec. 21, 1912, to Claude E. ALSPACH, who survives.
Mrs. Alspach was a member of the First Baptist church and the Mt. Zion club.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Myra FINCHUM, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Edith DILTS, Eugene, Ore.; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Marjorie PACE, Edina, Minn.
Last rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, February 6, 1963

Olive F. Alspach
Final rites for Mrs. Claude E. (Olive F.) ALSPACH, 71, R.R. 1, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Friday 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.
Mrs. Alspach died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks. She resided three miles south of Rochester on U.S. 31.

Orville R. Harger
Orville R. HARGER, 74, R.R. 1, Roann, was found dead by his wife, a former Akron resident, on the back porch of their home about 2 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Harger died of a self-inflicted chest wound from a 12-gauge shotgun.
Mrs. Harger said the couple had just finished dinner and that she was watching television when she heard a thudding sound. She then found her husband on the porch. She said that he had been despondent because of ill health. Miami county sheriff Dave RICHARDSON, and Coroner Dr. Lloyd HILL investigated the death.
Mr. Harger, a retired farmer, was born May 8, 1888 in Randolph, Ia., to Mr. and Mrs. Sedley HARGER. He was married in 1927 to Ethyl BOLLEY of Akron.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Hugh [HARGER], Omaha, Neb., and Thomas [HARGER], Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Gwendolyn MATTHEWS, Omaha; four grandchildren, and a brother, Roy [HARGER], Osceola, Ia.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn cemetery in North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, February 7, 1963

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Friday, February 7, 1963

John E. Stark
John E. STARK, 86, Akron, died at his home at 3:45 p.m. Thursday after being in failing health 1 1/2 years. He had lived in Akron 63 years. Born June 7, 1876 in Toledo, O., he was the son of Jacob and Rozella CAPP STARK. He moved to Akron from Roanoke, Ind. He was married in Akron in 1901 to Mabel KREIGHBAUM. Mr. Stark was a retired painter and a member of the K. of P. lodge and the Modern Woodmen of America.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Mary) MURPHY, Watersmeet, Mich., and Mrs. Robert (Rozella) TRUMLEY and Mrs. Dale (Pearl) BREWER, both of South Bend; two sons, Gardius and Marion "Pat" STARK, both at home; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie SMETZER, Huntington; a brother, Charles Abbot [STARK], Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews. A daughter [Marie STARK] and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday 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.

Saturday, February 9, 1963 to Monday, February 11, 1963

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Tuesday, February 12, 1963

James R. Babcock
James R. BABCOCK, 93, native of Fulton county, died Monday at his home in Bradenton Beach, Fla., where he had resided the past 25 years.
Born in the Ebenezer neighborhood southeast of here on April 28, 1869, he was the son of George and Susanna ONSTOTT BABCOCK. Before moving to Florida he had operated a grocery and wholesale food business at Marion.
His marriage was Nov. 9, 1892, at Rochester, to Carrie BRUBAKER, who preceded him in death. The last of seven children in his family, he was a twin brother of the late Andrew BABCOCK of Rochester who died in 1954. The latter was the father of Mrs. H. J. LEASE, R.R. 1, Rochester.
Surviving are one son, Marvin C. [BABCOCK], Muncie; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Mary) LEECH, Marion, and Mrs. Del (Hildreth) SHAWLEY, Riviera Beach, Fla, and several nieces and nephews. Two children preceded him in death.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Martin funeral home at Dunkirk, Ind. Burial will be in the Dunkirk cemetery.

Mary Smith
Mrs. W. Earl (Mary) SMITH, 72, 1007 Franklin avenue, died Monday in Fort Myers, Fla., where she was spending the winter.
Born Oct. 16, 1890 in Mentone, she was the daughter of Joshua and Matilda BAKER GARWOOD. She was married Nov. 23, 1920 in Decatur, Ind., to W. Earl SMITH. She had lived in Rochester since 1947.
Surviving with the husband are four grandchildren, all of St. Louis, Mo., and numerous other relatives. A son, Maj. Wilbur Hugh SMITH, died July 1, 1957.
Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Benjamin B. Powell
Benjamin B. POWELL, 72, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 4:15 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been in ill health for several years and in serious condition for the past six weeks.
Mr. Powell was born in Fulton county Feb. 25, 1890 in the Mt. Zion area to John H. and Laura SUTTON POWELL. He was married in 1915 to Kitty BOWEN, who survives.
Mr. Powell, a farmer by occupation, was an ordained minister in Home Missions and pastored in the Omega church for many years. He was a song leader and had held every office in the church organization.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Glenn E. [POWELL], at home and Boyd [POWELL], Macy; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Miss Inez POWELL, Peru; two brothers, Wallace E. [POWELL], Nyona Lake, and Daniel [POWELL], Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Omega church with the Revs. Ronnie THOMPSON, Winona Lake, and Ronald HOWE, Rochester, officiating. Burial will be in the Omega cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

Grace Buehler
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Sidney A. (Grace) BUEHLER, 81, Battle Creek, Mich., a former Fulton county resident.
She died in Battle Creek Feb. 2, after a lingering illness. She had broken her hip about six weeks before her death. Funeral services were in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Buehler formerly lived with her sister, the late Mrs. Levi LEITER, in the Burton community. After her marriage she moved to Battle Creek. Mr. Buehler died about seven years ago.

Daniel P. Braden
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the McCain country chapel for Daniel Phillip BRADEN, 84, R.R. 2, Macy. He died Monday at 12:05 a.m. at Dukes hospital in Peru after suffering a fall Tuesday afternoon in downtown Peru.
The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate at rites and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home.
Born Jan. 1, 1879, in Ashland county, O., he was the son of John and Elizabeth FISHBURN BRADEN. His first marriage was to Goldie ROBBINS, who died in 1943. On Dec. 18, 1947, he was married to Mary BAKER, who survives.
A resident of Macy 63 years, he moved there from Cass county. He was a member of the Skinner Chapel Christian church and of the Union Township Farm Bureau.
Also surviving are a brother, David [BRADEN], R.R. 2, Macy; a sister, Mrs. Martha GREEN, Mexico, and several nieces and hephews.

Wednesday, February 13, 1963

Mary Smith
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. W. Earl (Mary) SMITH, 1007 Franklin avenue, who died Monday in Fort Myers, Fla.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, February 14, 1963

Minnie Pletcher
Mrs. Minnie PLETCHER, 73, R.R. 1, Rocheter, died Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Pontious nursing home, where she had been admitted as a patient Saturday. Mrs. Pletcher had been in failing health several years and was seriously ill two weeks.
A lifetime resident of this community, she was born Jan. 19, 1890, the daughter of Charles and Mary CHAFFE ORR. She was married May 25, 1912, to Roy PLETCHER, who survives. Mrs. Pletcher was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
The Pletcher home in 1 1/2 miles south on the Wabash road.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Henry (Ruth) SKIDMORE, Rochester; two grandsons, Thomas [SKIDMORE], a student at Indiana university, and Steven [SKIDMORE], at home; and one nephew, C. R. SWINEHART, Chicago.
Services will be Saturday 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 funeal home after 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Veana Woodfield
Mrs. W. A. (Veana) WOODFIELD, 78, Indianapolis, died Tuesday night in General hospital in Indianapolis.
Mrs. Woodfield was born in Rochester Feb. 15, 1884 to Benjamin and Sarah SROUP VAWTER and she was married to W. A. WOODFIELD.
Surviving ar the husband; a niece, Mrs. Harley (Melvina) WOODCOX, Rochester; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Minnie VAWTER, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews in Rochester.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Conkle funeral home in Indianapolis and graveside services will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here about 1 p.m.

Ada E. Lutz
Mrs. Ada Ellen LUTZ, 79, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died Wednesday at 3:34 p.m. in her home at Bruce Lake. She had been in ill health for the past four years.
Mrs. Lutz was born in Cass county Jan. 26, 1884 to Ranson and Matilda GASAWAY BELL. She was married in 1903 to James LUTZ, who survives.
She was a member of the Baptist church of Kentucky and of the ladies auxiliary of the Brothershood of Railroad Trainmen in Peru.
Surviving are the husband, at home; the father, Peru; a son, Ross [LUTZ], Huntington, W. Va.; a daughter Mrs. Carl BONHAM, West Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. William LUTZ, Twelve Mile, and three grandchildren. A daughter preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, in the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Springdale cemetery at Bunker Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 10 a.m. Friday.

Vern T. Warner
Vern T. WARNER, 71, former farmer and mechanic and salesman with the Warner Brothrs garage in Argos, died at 6 a.m. today in Marshall County Parkview hospital, Plymouth. He had been ill three years.
Born in Marshall county Nov. 7, 1891, he was the son of Oliver J. and Mattie TAYLOR WARNER. He had resided all his life in Marshall county except for two years in Holtville, Cal. He had been a farmer for 35 years.
He was married July 27, 1946 to Ruth HARLEY in Argos. He attended the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving with his wife are a son, Harold [WARNER], and three step-sons, Forrest HARLEY, Wilmer HARLEY and Walter HARLEY, all of Argos; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lucy FINK, Mishawaka; a brother, Claude A. [WARNER], Culver, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Revs. Arthur A. SCHENCK and Verne HEIMS officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, February 15, 1963

Ruth Bryant
Miss Ruth BRYANT of Mishawaka, former Athens resident, was found dead this morning at her home in that city. She was a sister of Russell BRYANT, who died Thursday at Mesa, Ariz.

Russell E. Bryant
Russell E. BRYANT, former Fulton county resident, died Thursday at his home in Mesa, Ariz., where he had lived the past two years.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Bubb funeral home at Mishawaka with burial in the Athens cemetery Sunday afternoon.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Erv BRYANT, he was born in the Athens community and formerly lived in Rochester and at Mishawaka, where he was engaged in the real estate business.
Surviving are the wife, Marjorie [BRYANT]; one son, James [BRYANT], Mishawaka; one grandchild; one sister, Ruth BRYANT [SEE ABOVE], Mishawaka, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. John EASTER, Rochester. A brother, Harry [BRYANT], preceded him in death.

Granville T. Holloway
Granville T. HOLLOWAY, 75, 613 West Ninth street, for many years custodian of the Citizens cemetery here before his retirement last year, died at Woodlawn hospital at 2:40 p.m. Thursday, his 75th birthdate. He had been a patient since Monday.
Born Feb. 14, 1888, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of George W. and Lavina SHELLEY HOLLOWAY. He had lived in Rochester and vicinity most of his life. Mr. Holloway was married to Maude THOMPSON in Rochester on Jan. 1, 1909. He was a member of the local Eagles lodge and the Father's Auxiliary of the VFW.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Opal) PARTRIDGE, Rochester; four sons, Donald, Clifford, Conde and George [HOLLOWAY], all of Rochester; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Charles WALTERS and Mrs. Mae DAY, Rochester, and Mrs. Cora McINTYRE, Burket, and nieces and nephews. A son, Alfred Theodore [HOLLOWAY], died in 1926.
Three brothers also survive, Elvin "Peck" HOLLOWAY and Harry HOLLOWAY, both Rochester, and Enos HOLLOWAY, South Bend.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 16, 1963

Lily Hunter
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Lily Edna HUNTER, 67, 1417 Elm street, who died Friday at 2:30 p.m. in her home. She had been in failing health four years.
The Rev. R. L. HOWE will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Moon cemetery, nine miles west of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born June 16, 1895, in Warren county, Mrs. Hunder was the daughter of Henry and Laura HALSTON JOHNSON. Her marriage was May 10, 1917, in Rochester to Guy HUNTER, who survives. Mrs. Hunter had lived in this county since 1912. She was a member of the Rochester Church of the Nazarene.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Russell (Lucille) LINDEN, Baltimore, O.; Mrs. Ermal (Dorothy) CRABILL, R.R. 4, Rochestr; Mrs. Dean (Ruth) ZARTMAN, R.R. 2, Plymouth, and Mrs. Harland (Peggy) EHLINGER, R.R. 4, Rochester; eight sons, Arthur "Jack" and Bill [HUNTER], both of Logansport; Harry [HUNTER], Edgewood, Mo.; Robert, Emerson, Alvin, Dean [HUNTER], all of Rochester; and Larry [HUNTER], Kewanna; twenty-four grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles JOHNSON, Goodman, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.

Erma F. Basham
Mrs. Erma F. BASHAM, 52, R.R. 1, macy, died at 7:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient the past 2 1/2 weeks. Mrs. Basham had lived near Wagoner's Station, seven miles southeast of Rochester, for the past 13 years, moving there from Logansport. She had been in ill health the past 18 months.
Mrs. Basham was born Aug. 10, 1910, in Logansport to Blaine and Alice CONNORS DEETER. She was married June 29, 1934, in Peru to Milton T. BASHAM.
She was a member of the Macy Methodist chuch and the Macy Order of the Eastern Star 124. She was president of the Harmony club of Macy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Ronald HARSHMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Logansport. O.E.S. rites will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour before services.

Monday, February 18, 1963

Mae Anna Lanning Sheppard
Mrs. Mae Anna LANNING SHEPPARD, 70, mother of Father George LANNING of St. Joseph church here, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she was a patient three weeks. She had been in failing health for six months. Mrs. Lanning had lived with her son in the St. Joseph rectory for the last six years, coming here from Seattle, Wash. Mrs. Lanning had been personnel director in Los Angeles, Cal., for the Majestic Radio corporation, the U. S. Television and Radio Corporation and the Owen Illinois Glass company before moving here.
Born May 6, 1892 in Costa, Ia., she was the daughtr of Geroge F. and Emma BRADFORD ELLIOTT. She was married in May, 1910 inSeattle, to Carl H. LANNING, who died Dec. 21, 1940. She was a member of the St. Joseph parish and of the Altar and Rosary Society.
Surviving with Father Lanning are another son, Robert [LANNING], Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. John H. (Gladys) Van SICKLE, San Pedro, Cal.; nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Earl A. HINTON, Seattle; a brother, Leonard ELLIOTT, Seattle; and nieces and nephews. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph church with Father Lanning officiating. Father D. VARNAU of Carmel will be deacon of the mass, Father Richard T. VILLA of Kikomo, will be sub-deacon of the mass, Father Paul R. WICKLUM of Logansport will be master of ceremonies and the funeral sermon will be by the Right Rev. Monsignor Maurice D. FOLEY. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the rectory.

Eliza Rudd
Mrs. Eliza RUDD, 83, who had lived the last five years with her son, Charles L. RUDD in the Walnut community of Marshall county, died at 3:45 a.m. today. She had been in failing health from a coronary condition for five years and seriously ill three weeks.
Born in Burkhart, Ky., June 4, 1879, she was the daughter of James and Jane ELAM TAULBEE. She was married in Burkhart in September, 1897 to Leander RUDD, who died Dec. 24, 1953. She was a member of the United Baptist church.
Surviving besides Charles L. RUDD, are two other sons, L. B. RUDD, Lexington, Ky., and James [RUDD], Sharonville, O., a daughter, Mrs. Minnie STACY, West Friendship, Md.; twenty-three grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, two sons, five grandchildren, five sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Services which are pending, will be in Kentucky.

Tuesday, February 19, 1963

Bertha M. Green
Mrs. Bertha Marie GREEN, 88, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 6 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home following an illness of four months.
Mrs. Green was born Sept. 30, 1874 in Fulton county to William O. and Sara WHARTON THOMPSON. She was married near Rochester, Sept. 15, 1896 to James Ernest GREEN, who died in 1954. She had resided her entire life in Fulton county.
Mrs. Green had been a member of the Fulton Baptist church for the past 75 years and was active in the Ladies Aid of that church.
Surviving ar two sons, Willis I. and Charles E. [GREEN], both of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Lois) WAGONER, Rochester, and Mrs. Esther TANNER, Mobile, Ala.; eighteen grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fulton Baptist church with the Revs. Lynford ORR and Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after noon Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.

Charles F. Umberger
Charles F. UMBERGER, 85, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in his home, three miles south of Burket, following a stroke suffered in January. He had lived in the Burket community for the past 49 years.
Mr. Umberger was born Mar. 25, 1877 in Wythe county, Va. to James D. and Elizabeth WEIRICK UMBERGER. He was married March 14, 1914 to Sarah C. STAGGS Mr. Umberger, a farmer, was a member of the Burket Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife, at home; three sons, James [UMBERGER], Rochester; Lawrence [UMBERGER], Los Angeles, and Alan [UMBERGER], Leesburg; seven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Kathrine TARTER, Wytheville, Va. A daughter and a son preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Burket Methodist church with the Rev. Clyde BEYER officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the Tucker funeral home in Claypool after 2 p.m. Wednesday, until noon Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

Wednesday, February 20, 1963

Anna V. Oliver
Mrs. Anna V. OLIVER, 70, Logansport, was found dead in her home Tuesday at 10 a.m. by her daughter Mrs. Earl JACKSON, who had been away for the weekend.
When Mrs. Jackson arrived at her mother's home, she found the Saturday morning newspaper in front of the home and the doors locked. Mrs. Jackson became alarmed and broke into the home and found her mother in the bathroom, where she had collapsed.
County coroner Dr. D. K. WINTER opined she died Friday night.
Mrs. Oliver, a resident of Logansport for the past 21 years, was born Feb. 5, 1893 in Fulton to John T. and Emma BLOOM LEAVELL. She was married Feb. 25, 1914 to Irvin R. OLIVER, who died in 1942. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Phillip THOMPSON and Mrs. Lola MARTIN, both of South Bend; Mrs. Arthur CUMMINGS, Detroit; Mrs. Donald HIZER, Grass Creek; Mrs. Earl JACKSON and Mrs. Cel FOSTER, both of Logansport; a son, Irvin R. OLIVER, South Bend; eighteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Clyde LEAVELL, Fulton, and a sister, Mrs. Lloyd SHOWLEY, Fulton. A daughter and a son preceded in death.

Thursday, February 21, 1963

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Friday, February 22, 1963

Daisy Washington
Mrs. Daisy WASHINGTON, 83, R.R. 1, Macy, died Thursday at 3:30 p.m. while being taken from the Rochester nursing home to Woodlawn hospital. She had been a nursing home patient 18 months.
Born Feb. 8, 1880, in Liberty township, she was the daughter of Edgar and Mary QUICK McCARTER and was married Feb. 14, 1900. Her husband, George [WASHINGTON], who survives, is a patient at the Rochester nursing home.
Mrs. Washington was a member of the Macy Christian church, Order of Eastern Star at Macy, the Macy Mothers club and a former member of the Macy Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Grace CONNER, R.R. 2, Peru; two sons, Harold [WASHINGTON], R.R. 1, Elkhart, and George Lowell [WASHINGTON], Peru; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were a son, a sister and three brothers.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Macy Christian church with the Revs. William SHEWMAN and William REEVES officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 4 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church an hour before the rites.
The Macy O.E.S. will conduct its rites at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

Ivyl Phillips
Mrs. Ivyl PHILLIPS, 78, Argos, died at 5 a.m. today in Walker Memorial hospital at Avon Park, Fla. Mrs. Phillips and her husband, Marvin [PHILLIPS], resided in Argos but had spent the winter months in Florida.
She had lived in Claypool for several years and Ladysmith, Wis. She moved to Argos a few years ago from Hamlet, where she lived for several years. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Mrs. Phillips was born Sept. 12, 1886 in LaPorte county to Nathan and Mary ROYSDON. She was married in 1908 in Hamlet to Marvin Guy PHILLIPS.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Virgil [PHILLIPS], Baltimore, Md., and Clark [PHILLIPS], Argos; one grandchild; one great-grandchild, and a brother, Earl ROYSDON, Hamlet.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Arthur A. SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in the Fletcher cemetery in Hamlet. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Monday.

Jeffery Wayne Johnston
Funeral services were conducted at the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth Wednesday for Jeffery Wayne JOHNSTON, who died at birth Monday in Plymouth Parkview hospital. He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph JOHNSTON of Kewanna.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. DeVore JOHNSTON, Plymouth; a brother, Gary [JOHNSTON], and a sister, Terri Jo [JOHNSTON], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John XAVER, Plymouth.

Saturday, February 23, 1963

Edward Lowe
Edward "Ed" LOWE, 77, 601 East 18th street, longtime car salvage dealer here, died at 9:10 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill two years and in serious condition 24 hours. He was a lifetime resident of Rochester.
Born Feb. 24, 1885, in Rochester, he was the son of John and Minnie PENCE LOWE. He was married March 5, 1903 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Bessie Rae BYBEE. Mr. Lowe was a member of the Eagles and Moose lodges here.
Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Rue (Melva) OLIVER, Mrs. Harry (Maxine) SAYGER, Mrs. Loren (Mildred) KRAMER, Mrs. David (Betty) BROWN, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Herman (Edith) ALBER, Macy; a son, Leonard [LOWE], Rochester; a brother, Isaac [LOWE], Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Chester (Bessie) WHYBREW, Mrs. Ora (Mary) FISHER and Mrs. Clint (Edith) WELLER, all of Fulton; thirty-six grandchildren; sixty-nine great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
One of the grandchildren, Mrs. Walter (Nona) HOLLOWAY, was reared by the Lowes. Two daughters, Mrs. Minnie NEES and Mrs. Iris HATTERY, and eight grandchildren preceded in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. Ray MILLS officiating, assisted by the Rochester Eagles lodge. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.

Marilyn Jean Nightlinger
Mrs. Marilyn Jean NIGHTLINGER, 33, Washington, D.C., died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in the Washington Medical Center of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Nightlinger was born Sept. 12, 1929 to Mr. and Mrs. Clayton LANGWELL in Bloomington. She was married to Harold NIGHTLINGER, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Dean NIGHTLINGER, Rocester, Feb. 3, 1951. Both the husband and parents survive.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the First Christian church in Bloomington. Friends may call at Day's funeral home in Bloomington.

Monday, February 25, 1963

Harry B. Overmyer
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Forest G. Hay funeral home at South Bend for Harry B. OVERMYER, 63, Fulton county native who died of a heart attack Saturday in South Bend.
The Rev. Paul CHALFANT will officiate at rites and burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by Silver Park Post of the American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Overmyer, who resided at 321 Eunice drive in South Bend, suffered the fatal attack while seated in his auto at a car-wash station in South Bend.
He operated a hearing aid service in South Bend and formerly was manager of the Canyon Inn at McCormick's Creek State Park. He moved to South Bend from Fulton county in 1920.
Mr. Overmyer was active in Republican party circles in St. Joseph county and in the American Legion, having been commander of the Third Legion District. He was a member of the Elks and Masonic lodges.
Surviving are the widow, Leona [OVERMYER]; two sons, Terrance [OVERMYER], South Bend, and Theodore [OVERMYER], Green Lake, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. Esther VanWAGONER, LaPorte; three brothers, Perry [OVERMYER], Monterey; George [OVERMYER], Champaign, Ill., and Elmer [OVERMYER], Paru, and one grandchild.

Omer G. Hott
Last rites for Omer G. HOTT, 64, Leiters Ford, will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna with burial in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery to follow. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Hott, retired grocer, died Saturday morning at South Bend's Memorial hospital after a month's illness. Born inFulton county March 31, 1898, he was the son of James and Mary PICKENS HOTT. His marriage was Feb. 13, 1918, to Roxie PRATT. Mr. Hott was a member of the Leitrs Ford I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving ar the wife, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Farrmont MEISER, Rensselaer; five grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Ada KILOH, Kansas City, Kan.; Mrs.Grace DORTON, Kentland; Mrs. Ellen MILLER, Argos; Mrs. Pearl SCHRADER, Kewanna, and Mrs. Nobeline SHELDON, Rensselaer, and two brothers, Charles [HOTT], Winamac, and Milo [HOTT], Fulton. Three sons preceded him in death.

William C. Davidson
William C. DAVIDSON, 70, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday at his residence. He had lived here for the past seven years, coming from Bradenton, Fla. Mr. Davidson had been in ill health since 1947. He was a watchmaker and carpenter.
Mr. Davidson was born Apr. 17, 1892 in Mode, Ill., to William and Cynthia WILKINS DAVIDSON. He was married Nov. 8, 1919, in Kokomo to Elizabeth SHORT, who died in 1959.
He was a member of the First Baptist church of Effingham, Ill., the DAV and the American Legion. He was a World War I veteran.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Elizabeth) ALDERFER and Mrs. Dean (Marie) STOCKBERGER, both of Rochester; two sons, William Charles [DAVIDSON], Kokomo, and Dick [DAVIDSON], at home; six grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Roy WAGONER, Effingham, Ill. A son and three brothers preceded in death.
Private services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 26, 1963

Delbert E. Leavell
Delbert E. LEAVELL, 81, Mentone, died at 4 a.m. today at the home of a niece, Mrs. Evelyn FOSTER, 1231 Franklin avenue. He became ill at 2 p.m. Monday at his home and went from there to his niece's home.
An employee of the Mentone postoffice for the last five years, Mr. Leavell had worked for the Indiana highway department before that.
He was born Sept. 28, 1881 near Tiosa to Mr. and Mrs. Henry LEAVELL. On Aug. 19, 1909, he was married in Tiosa to Mae EMMONS FINNEY. Mr. Leavell, a resident of Mentone for 20 years, was a member of St. John's Lutheran church in Rochester.
Surviving with the wife, who has been a patient at Woodlawn hospital for seven weeks, are a step-son, Jesse FINNEY, South Bend; two granddaugters; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Eva UMBAUGH, Kendallville, and several nieces and nephews. Four sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

William C. Davidson
The family of William C. DAVIDSON, 70, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died Sunday morning at his home, has decided to have public rather than private funeral services.
The last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 7 p.m. today.
Farrell See
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday for Farrell SEE, 46, R.R. 1, Macy, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack Sunday at the home. Mr. See was German teacher at North Miami high school.
Rites will be in th Ebenezer Methodist church with the Revs. James SWAN and George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home and at the church an hour before the service.
Mr. See had been in ill health nine months. A World War II veteram, he was a member of the Ebenezer church.
Born March y6, 1916 in Allen township of Miami county, he was the son of Carey and Cora COVER SEE. His marriage was Sept. 25, 1942, to Marabel CLEMANS, wo survives.
Also surviving ar a son, Philip [SEE], at home; five brothers, Oliver [SEE], Chili; Albert [SEE], Peru; Rudolph [SEE], Akron and James and Everett [SEE], both of Macy; and four sisters, Mrs. Mary WINKELPLUK and Mrs. Dessie BELLINDI, both of Chicago; Mrs, Verna TILLETT, Peru, and Mrs. Blanche LECKRONE, Fairmount.

Don Beery
Don BEERY, 65, operator of the Dixie Annex grocry at 1420 Main street for 33 years, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday in his home. He had been in failing health for the past six months.
Mr. Beery was born May 23, 1897 in Fulton county to Corwin and Sarah ALSPACH BEERY. He was married Sept. 16, 1922 in Akron to Irene CLIFTON, who survives.
He was a member of the F&AM 79, Scottish Rite, Valley of South Bend, RAM 90 of Rochester and the Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Richard D. [BEERY], Niles, Mich., and J. C. "Jack" [BEERY], R.R. 4, Rochester; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. F&AM 79 will have charge of the final rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Tressa F. Hall
Mrs. Tressa F. HALL, 66, Macy, died Monday at 1 p.m. in her home following an illness of three years. A Macy resident 33 years, she formerly owned and operated the Macy cafe.
Born in Perry township of Miami county on April 23, 1896, she was the daughter of Melvin and Sarah NORMAN BANKS. Her marriage was Nov. 11, 1928, in Huntington to Elbert L. HALL, who survives.
Also surviving are a foster son, Lee WELCH, Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. Vivian MOWER, Peru, and Mrs. Ruth WILLIAMSON, Fort Wayne, and one brother, Walter BANKS, Deedsville.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the McCain chapel, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16, with the Rev. Ronald HARSHMAN in charge. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 27, 1963

Martha E. Fancil
Mrs. Martha E. FANCIL, 61, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 9:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient four months. She had been in failing health 1 1/2 years.
A Rochester resident since 1928, she was born in Packerton Oct. 25, 1901 to Joshua and Hattie SPICE THOMAS. She was married March 18, 1920 in Warsaw to Virgil FANCIL, who died June 1, 1924. Mrs. Fancil retired from Topps Manufacturing company in 1957. She was a member of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Devon (Helen) EMMONS, Warsaw, and Pearl [FANCIL], at home; a grandson; a sister, Mrs. Carey (Jessie) LANDIS, Claypool; two brothers, James THOMAS, Peoria, Ill. and Paul THOMAS, Silver Lake, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist church with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the North Webster cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Saturday.

Bert E. McGowen
Bert E. McGOWEN, 76, Mentone, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw. He had been in ill health for several yers and seriously ill for the past five weeks.
Mr. McGowen was born May 24, 1886 in Kansas to John and Barbara FAWLEY. He was married in 1906 to Bessie SILVEUS. Mrs. McGowen preceded in death.
He attended the Primitive Baptist church north of Mentone.
Surviving are three sons, Herschel [McGOWEN], Etna Green, and Bonold and Dale [McGOWEN], both of Mentone; four daughters, Mrs. Calvin (Mary) BEAMAN, Indianapolis, Mrs. Allen (Beatrice) PIERSON, Elkhart; Mrs. Charles (Mabel) MILLER, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Devon (Belva) HIBSCHMAN, Buchanan, Mich.; two brothers, Erm [McGOWEN], Tippecanoe, and Melburn [McGOWEN], Rochester; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Reed funeral home in Mentone with Elders Elias SARBER and Albert PRATT officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Maude E. Hutchinson
Mrs. Maude E. HUTCHINSON, 73, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Tippecanoe township R.R. 1, Argos. She had been ill since last November with a heart condition.
Mrs. Hutchinson was born Feb. 15, 1890 near the home in which she lived at time of death. She was the daughter of Calvin J. and Mary L. MARTIN WOOD. She was married Sept. 27, 1913, to Fred HUTCHINSON in Marshall county. Mr. Hutchinson died in 1952.
She was a long-time member of the Tippecanoe Progress club and also of the Tippecanoe Home Economics club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Mary) EBY, Bourbon; a son, Frank [HUTCHINSON], at home; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Donald DUGAN officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetry east of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, February 28, 1963

Bert Rodenbaugh
Bert RODENBAUGH, 81, died at 9:20 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home, wherehe was admitted last Jan. 12. He was born July 24, [ - - - - ] in Delphi.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Mrs. Elmer Milbank
Mrs. Elmer MILBANK, 83, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 11:40 a.m. today at her home. A son, V. P. LEMON, R.R. 2, Rochester, survives. Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, March 1, 1963

Sarah A. Milbank
Final rites for Mrs. Sarah Anne MILBANK, 83, R.R. 2, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Milbank, a resident here since moving from Chicago in 1944, died at 11:40 a.m. Thursday at her Lake Manitou home. She had been in failing health eight months.
The daughter of Isaac and Flora LAIR VINCENT, she was born Sept. 15, 1879 in Aleda, Ill. Her first marriage was to Fred LEMON, who preceded in death. She was married March 22, 1923 in Chicago to Elmer F. MILBANK, who survives.
Mrs. Milbank attended Grace Methodist church and was a member of the DAR here and Non-Pareil Chapter 618, Order of Eastern Star, at Galesburg, Ill.
Surviving with the husband are a son,Vincent P. LEMON, R.R. 2, Rochester two grandsons, Fred LEMON, Rochester, and Elmer LEMON, Peru, and three great-grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ida May Cornell
Mrs. Ida May CORNELL, 92, died at 7:45 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home, where she was a patient for the last three years. She had resided most of her life in Fulton county.
Born July 29, 1870, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram DOOLITTLE. She was married in Fulton county Sept. 8, 1889, to Oscar CORNELL, who died in 1948.
Surviving are a son, William [CORNELL], Sebastian, Fla.; three grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Ike N. Emmons
Ike N. EMMONS, 76, former Fulton county recorder and Rochester businessman, died Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks. Death came after an illness of three years.
Born Aug. 6, 1886, in Rochester, he was the son of Daniel and Sarah McINTYRE EMMONS. His marriage was Aug. 29, 1902, to Anna L. STEEN, who survives.
Mr. Emmons was county rcorder from 1933-37 and until recently had been co-owner of the Manitou Package Store, 902 Main street.
He was a member of the St. John Lutheran church and the Eagles lodge.
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Charles FLANDERS, Flint, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Harry E. Myers
Harry E. MYERS, 71, owner and operator of the Gilead grocery store, died at 6 a.m. today in his home at Gilead. Although he had been ill for the past year, his death was unexpected.
Mr. Myers had lived in the Akron and Gilead vicinities the last 20 years. He was born in Warsaw Aug. 15, 1891. In 1911, he was married to Nellie E. YOCUM.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, James Edward [MYERS], Michigan City, and Ivo [MYERS], Griffith; two grandchildren; a half-brother, Ivo SMITH, Saginaw, Mich., and a half-sister, Mrs. Gertie ALDRIDGE, Mishawaka.
Services are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Bertha Cave
Services were conducted Saturday at the Goodwin funeral home in Frankfort for Mrs. Bertha McCLURG CAVE, 77, a former Fulton county resident who died in Washington, D.C., at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) COLLERMAN. Burial was in Bonnell cemetery at Frankfort.
Mrs. Cave was the daughter of John and Florence CARRICK McCLURG. She was born in Frankfort July 10, 1885. She resided in Fulton county for several years before moving to Jamestown, Md., where she was married to James R. CAVE. Mr.Cave died several years ago.
Surviving besides Mrs. Collerman are another daughter, Mrs. Vera RECOY, Pleasanton, Cal.; two granddaughters; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche WATSON and Miss Alice McCLURG, Chicago, and Mrs. L. V. (Ruth) BROWN, Indianapolis, and a brother, Fred C. McCLURG, Rochester.

Perry Rhodenbaugh
Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Delphi I.O.O.F. cemetery for Perry "Bert" RHODENBAUGH, 80, who died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday in the Miller nursing home here, where he had been a patient since Jan. 12.
The Rev. Donald BASSETT will preside at rites. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Mr. Rhodenbagh was born July 24, 1882, in Carroll county, the son of Jefferson and Margaret DICKERSON RHODENBAUGH. His marriage was to Jennie PLANT, who survives.
He had moved to this city from Logansport.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lillian TALBERT, Battle Ground; Mrs. Mary CARR, Lafayette, and Mrs. Beatrice CONNER, Indianapolis; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.

Elmer D. Conner
Elmer D. CONNER, 80, Macy, died this morning at 9 o'clock of a heart attack while visiting the Macy postoffice. A lifelong resident of the Macy community, he was a retired rural mail carrier with 64 years' service.
Surviving are the wife, Grace [CONNER]; three sons, Loren [CONNER], Macy; Wayne [CONNER], with the Navy in Formosa, and Harold [CONNER], Costa Mesa, Cal.; three sisters, Mrs. Ina POSTILL, Mexico, Ind.; Mrs. Fay MOSS, R.R. 1, Denver, and Mrs. Etta BEST, Sheldon, Ill.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the McCain funeral home.

Saturday, March 2, 1963

Ida May Cornell
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Ida May CORNELL, 92, who died Friday at the Miller nursing home here.
The Rev. Clyde WALTERS will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Opal G. Tullis
A one-car accident in Kosciusko county last Dec. 8 proved fatal to Mrs. Opal G. TULLIS, Beaver Dam, when she died at 1:05 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital at 60 years of age.
Mrs. Tullis had been in various hospitals since being injured when the car driven by her husband, Cyrus Clesta "Short" TULLIS, 65, went out of control on an icy patch of highway and crashed into a utility pole eight miles south of Warsaw.
Born July 1, 1902 in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Harvey and Ada PAXTON MEREDITH. She had resided all her life in the Akron-Beaver Dam vicinity. She lived on Route 2, Akron, at the time of her death.
Mrs. Tullis was married at Silver Lake Nov. 2, 1919 and was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God and the woman's organization of the church.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Ben (Zelma) McCLOUGHAN, Akron; two sons, C. D. "Si" [TULLIS], with the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas, and Bud [TULLIS], Rochester; eleven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Orville (Trelba) FITTON, Akron, and two brothers, Lonzo MEREDITH, Akron, and Donnie MEREDITH, Beaver Dam Lake. Two daughters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. James MARTIN officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Sunday until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and then at the church.

Monday, March 4, 1963

Harry A. Hazelbusch
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Harry A. HAZELBUSCH, 70, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died Saturday morning in Woodlawn hospital after a year's illness. He had been a hospital patient one day.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill cemetry at Hammond. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Oct. 15, 1892, in Chicago, Mr. Hazelbusch was married in 1930 to Josephine KUZBICKA, who survives.
A veteran of World War I, he was a member of Rochester Barracks 479, Veterans of World War I, and had resided here for 18 years.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Minnie BRINKER and Mrs. Ethel BAHN, both of Chicago.

Maxine Lemler
Funeral services and burial were conducted Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich., for Mrs. Maxine LEMLER, 50, who was killed last Tuesday in a car-truck collision near Dowagiac, Mich.
Mrs. Lemler was the daughter of E. L. MITCHELL, Rochester. He and his wife now are teaching in Marion county schools but return to their home here for the summers.
Mrs. Lemler was returning to Ann Arbor from Plymouth, where she and her husband had attended funeral rites for her father-in-law, Howard LEMLER. Her husband, Ford [LEMLER], had remained in Plymouth to bring his mother to Ann Arbor later in the week.
The accident occurred five miles north of Dowagiac on M-40. According to Cass county sheriff's deputies, Mrs. Lemler's northbound auto went out of control, skidded across the highway and struck an on-coming semi-trailer a glancing blow before smashing into its rear wheels. The truck driver, Carl KLOCKNER, 52, Kalamazoo, Mich., was unhurt.
Mrs. Lemler, who evidently fell asleep at the wheel of her car, is believed to have died instantly in the crash.
She is survived by her husband, an instrctor at the University of Michigan; her father and stepmother; one sister, Marguerite [MITCHELL]; two half-sisters, Carol and Elaine [MITCHELL], and a half-brother, Robert [MITCHELL].

Tuesday, March 5, 1963

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Wednesday, March 6, 1963

Permelia Powell
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in he Pleasant Hill Methodist church for Miss Permelia Inez POWELL, 95, Macy, who died Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. in the Parkview nursing home at Peru.
The Rev. Richard SUMNER will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday and at the church an hour before the service.
Miss Powell was born at Roann on Jan. 4, 1868, the daughter of John H. and Laura A. SUTTON POWELL. She had been a member of he Pleasant Hill Methodist church for 75 years.
Surviving are two brothers, Wallace [POWELL], Nyona Lake, and Daniel [POWELL], Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Robert R. Burns
Robert R. BURNS, 64, Athens, drowned at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Johns river in Welaka, Fla., about 75 miles south of Jacksonville. Mr. Burns had been visiting in Florida since Jan. 8 Details of the drowning have not been determined.
Mr. Burns, a farmer, was born near Athens Aug. 15, 1898 to Solomon and Mary MOORE BURNS. He was married to Kathryn RICKEL JUDD.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Delores "Peggy" CALLANDER, South Bend; a step-son, Charles "Gust" JUDD, Goshen; one grandchild; four step-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah McKEE, Vero Beach, Fla., Mrs. Eva JOHNSON, South Bend, Mrs. Luella EUSCHER, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Lucy LOWE, Southe Bend, and two brothers, Marion [BURNS], Akron, and Lester [BURNS], Anderson.
Mr. Burns was a World War I veteran.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery near Athens.

John E. Cessna
John E. "Jack" CESSNA, native of Rochester, died Tuesday at 7 p.m. in St. Vincent's hospital at Indianapolis, where he had been a patient two weeks. He resided at 438 Avon street, Plainfield.
Death was attributed to lymphoma and came following an illness of two years, which became serious two months ago. Mr. Cessna was employed by the Bell Telephone company in Indianapolis and had resided at Plainfield the past 18 months, previously living at Indianapolis and Elwood.
A 1955 graduate of Rochester high school, he was an outstanding scholar and athlete while a stdent there. He won "Most Valuable" awards twice each in track and football, ranked fourth scholastically in his graduating class of 65 members, was listed on the Senior Honor Roll and the Honor Society, served as vice-president of the Student Council and was voted outstanding Senior Boy in 1955. Mr. Cessna also graduated from Ball State Teachers college and attended Purdue university.
Born May 21, 1937, at Rochester, he was the son of Eldon and Lois LONG CESSNA. His marriage was Aug. 26, 1956, at Elwood, to Barbara Jean DOOLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger DOOLEY of Elwood, former Rochester residents. Mr. Cessna was a member of the Plainfield Chrstian church, Plainfield Jaycees and of Beta Theta Pi social fraternity.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Vicki Lynn [CESSNA], 6; two sons, John David [CESSNA], 4, and Scott Allen [CESSNA], 2; his parents; one brother, David [CESSNA], a student at Colorado State college; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John CESSNA, R.R. 4, Rochester, and several aunts and uncles.
Two funeral services will be conducted. The first will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Plainfield Christian church with the Rev. Warren ROBBINS officiating. Rochester rires will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist church with the Rev. ROBBINS, assisted by the Rev. James RHOADS, in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at the Hampton funeral home at Plainfield after 1 p.m. Thursday and, in Rochester, at the First Baptist church from 1:30 p.m. Friday until the hour of service. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Jerome Bortz
Funeral services were conducted Monday in Chicago for Jerome BORTZ of Chicago and former Rochester resident. Mr. Bortz died Friday afternoon of a heart seizre.
Surviving are the wife, Bonnie J. (SUMMERS), formerly of Rochester; two sons, and two sisters.
Those who attended the services from Rochester were Mr. and Mrs. Howard SUMMERS, Mrs. Ralph KOUGH, Mrs. Robert SWARTZELL, Mrs. John SUMMERS and Mrs. Marie A. SUMMERS.

Thursday, March 7, 1963

Dr. Russell C. Whitmore
Dr. Russell C. WHITMORE, 42, former Nyona Lake resident, died this morning at 1 o'clock in his Indianapolis home, 36 north Denny street. Death, caused by multiple sclerosis, came after an illness of 12 years.
Born March 27, 1920, at Indianapolis, he was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Russell M. WHITMORE, who survive. He graduated from the Indiana university school of dentistry in 1944 and also had taken graduate work in orthodontistry.
Dr. Whitmore practiced in Indianapolis until 1951, when he moved to Nyona Lake with his wife, the former Phyllis EHRHARDT, and children. After three years there, the Whitmores returned to Indianapolis.
Also surviving are two children, Christine [WHITMORE], 16, and Russell [WHITMORE], 4. Three brothers and sisters preceded in death. His wife's parents are Mr. and Mrs. William EHRHARDT of Nyona Lake.
Funeral services are pending at the Shirley Brothers mortuary, 5377 East Washington street, Indianapolis.

Maynard R. Summe
Maynard R. SUMME, 56, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 3:30 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw of injuries suffered in a head-on collision about a mile east of Silver Lake Wednesday at 3:45 p.m.
Summe, eastbound in a 1962 Pontiac, was enroute to Ft. Wayne to visit his mother, who is in the hospital.
Police statd that George ZORICH, 44, Rensselaer, driver of the other car, was headed west in the eastbound lane in his 1955 Buick when the autos crashed head-on. The two cars hit "dead center" police said. Officers said they have been unable to question Zorich about why he was in the wrong lane of traffic.
The Summe auto skidded about 141 feet after impact and the Zorich car 15 feet, police said. Both vehicles were traveling between 50 and 65 miles an hour.
Both men were taken to Murphy Medical Center. Summe was said to have suffered a broken back, head injuries, internal bleeding and a laceration below the left knee.
Zorich is being treated for fractres of the hip and right arm, possible internal innuries and face and neck lacerations.
Both cars were estimated total losses of $2,500 to the Pontiac and $500 to the Buick.
Mr. Summe, a farmer, was born Aug. 21, 1907 in Kosciusko county to Leonard and Effie TUCKER SUMME. His marriage was June 12, 1938 to Winnifred GILLESPIE in Elkhart.
Mr. Summe, a lifelong resident of the Akron community, was a member of the Akron Church of God, the Akron Masonic Lodge and was a director of the Kosciusko county REMC.
Surviving with the wife, at home, are a daughter, Miss Sandra SUMME, Torrence, Cal., three sons, Robert [SUMME], Fremont, Ind., Samuel [SUMME], Indianapolis, and Michael [SUMME], Akron; the mother, Mrs. Effie SUMME, Akron, and a brother, Lloyd [SUMME], Rochester. Two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Harold CONRAD and D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until noon Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Robert Burns
Relatives of Robert R. BURNS, 64, Athens, who died while fishing on the St. Johns river in Welaka, Fla., Tuesday afternoon, believe he suffered a heart attack before falling from his boat into the river.
The relatives said Mr. Burns had not been feeling well for several days before his death.
Mr. Burns, alone in his boat, and a conservation officer and another man in another boat, were starting out for a day's fishing when Mr.Burns apparently suffered the seizure and fell into the river, capsizing his boat.
He and his wife, Kathryn [BURNS], had gone to Florida last Jan. 8 for their annual vacation.
The body is expected to arrive at the Haupert funeral home in Akron Friday afternoon. Relatives are due in Akron about the same time to arrange final rites.

Friday, March 8, 1963

Marie DeSmet
Mrs. Marie DeSMET, 81, R.R. , Winamac, died Thursday at 2:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of five days. She was a native of Belgium and lived in Winamac 2 1/2 years, moving there from Mishawaka.
Surviving ar two daughters, sixteen grenadhildren; fifty-two great-grandchildren; one brother and one half-sister.
Rites will be Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Bavo Catholic church in Mishawaka with burial in that city. Friends may call at the Bubb funerl home in Mishawaka after 7 p.m. today.

Lola G. Hoffman
Mrs. Lola G. HOFFMAN, 84, Warsaw, a resident of the Akron community most of her life, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Praiaie View nursing home in Warsaw. She had been ill two years and in critical condition one day.
Born June 7, 1878 in Greenville, O., she was the daughter of James and Mary McFELLY POTTER. She was married in Fulton couny June 10, 1897 to Noah HOFFMAN, who died in 1943. Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Fern Nylene HOFFMAN, Indianapolis; a son, Clyde [HOFFMAN], Rochester; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Two children, seven brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Church of God with Rev. Harold CONRAD oficiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday and then at the church.

Robert R. Burns
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Robert R. BURNS, 64. Athens, who died at 3 p.m. Sunday while fishing on the St. Johns river at Welaka, Fla. He is believed to have suffered a heart seizure.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Dr. Russell M. Whitmore
Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Shirley Brothers Irving Hill chapel, 5377 East Washington street, Indianapolis, for Dr. Russell M. WHITMORE, 42.
Dr. Whitmore, 36 South Denny street, Indianapolis, died Thursday morning after a long illness. He is a former resident of Nyona Lake.
Friends may call at the Shirley chapel after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 9, 1963

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Monday, March 11, 1963

Pearl Milliser
Mrs. Pearl MILLISER, 79, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 8 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since fracturing her leg last Feb. 21. She had resided all her life in Fulton county, last living two miles southwest of Leiters Ford.
Born Nov. 14, 1883, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Harvey and Elizabeth CASTLEMAN HORNER. She was married March 11, 1899 to Jacob MILLISER. She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church and the Clover Leaf Rebekah Lodge 638 of Leiters Ford.
Surviving with the husband ar a son, Roy [MILLISER], Constantine, Mich.; two grandchildren whom she reared, Mrs. Gene ( Thea Jean) TIPPY, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Theodore J. COMBS, South Bend; six other grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Ethel and Myrtle [HORNER], both of California. A daughter and a son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the Rebekah lodge will have graveside rites. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 3 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday, and at the church for one hour before services.

Robert L. Fouts
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the McCain funeral home for Robert L. FOUTS, 62, R.R. 2, Macy, who died Friday evening in the Vetrans hospital at Fort Wayne after a four-day illness.
He had been transferred to Fort Wayne from Woodlawn hospital here a short time before his death.
The Rev. Robert JOHNSON officiated at the rites and burial was in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. The Mexico Masonic lodge conducted graveside services.
Born in Miami county on Dec. 23, 1900, Mr. Fouts was the son of Jacob and Minnie CUNNINGHAM FOUTS. He never married. An employee of Doud orchard, he returned to the area four years ago from Connersville.
Mr. Fouts was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Mexico Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite and Murat temple in Indianapolis, American Legion and the Moose and Eagles lodges of Peru.
Surviving are two brothers, Deo [FOUTS], R.R. 2, Macy, and Victor [FOUTS], R.R. 3, Peru, and several nieces and nephews. One brother preceded in death.

Arthur L. Miller
Final rites for Arthur L. MILLER, 70, Pittsburgh, Pa., a former Rochester resident, 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.
Mr. Miller, prominent as a radium research chemist, died of carcinoma Sunday in Pittsburgh. He had been in failing health for several months.
Born in South Bend Aug. 31, 1892, he was the son of Archie B. and Lydia Ann EBER MILLER. He was married to Josephine Nellie FOX, who died April 29, 1936. Mr. Miller had been a representative for the Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance company since 1935. He moved to Pittsburgh from Rochester.
Surviving are a brother, Walter MILLER, Alegan, Mich., and numerous other relatives.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Lewis E. Williams
Lewis E. "Sarge" WILLIAMS, 68, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at his home in Richland township at 2 a.m. Sunday. He had been ill with coronary and asthmatic conditions for the last seven years.
He was born April 7, 1894 in Taft, Mich., to Lewis and Anna Sophia WILLIAMS and moved to Fulton county 12 years ago from Tawas, Mich. He was married Dec. 7, 1943 in Detroit to India MILLS. Mr. Williams was a steeplejack by occupation and was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters and six sons, at home, Anna, Lana, Patrick, Lewis, Terry, Denny, Edward and Neil [WILLIAMS]; two other sons, Blaine [WILLIAMS], Las Vegas, and Norman [WILLIAMS], Detroit, and two brothers, Harvey [WILLIAMS], Davison, Mich., and Paul [WILLIAMS], Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. A son, a sister and four brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m.Tesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with Brigadier Frank LAWSON of the Salvation Army officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clara E. McCall
Mrs. Clara Effie McCALL, 96, Rochester, died at 12:55 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, shortly after her admission. Mrs. McCall had been ill for about one week. She had spent her entire life in Rochester and Fulton county.
Born Jan. 23, 1867, near Green Oak, she was the daughter of Isaiah and Ann (PEARSON) BACON. Her first marriage was to George COLLINS July 3, 1885. He died in 1924. Her second marriage was Sept. 11, 1952 to Walter J. McCALL, who died in 1960. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. L. G. (Gertrude) MILLER and Mrs. Murrel (Ethel) REAM, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Roy (Lucy) HATTERY, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. George (Nellie) BAKER, Macy; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 12, 1963

Howard S. Philabaum
Howard S. PHILABAUM, 65, Akron, died at 8:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of one year.
Born April 10, 1897 in Wabash county, he was the son of Perry and Viola SMITH PHILABAUM. He was married June 9, 1917 in Wabash county to Alvernon WRIGHT. He had lived in the Akron community for the past 11 years, moving there from Chili.
Mr. Philabaum, a mechanic, operated a lawn mower sales and service west of Akron. He was a member of the Chili Baptist church and the Akron Lions club.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Eugene [PHILABAUM], South Bend; two grandchildren; the step-mother, Mrs. Bertha PHILABAUM, Denver; a sister, Mrs. Mildred LANDIS, Chili, and a half-sister, Mrs. Lewis COLE, Denver. A son and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday until time of services.

Simon Guise
Simon GUISE, 76, Denver, died of a coronary attack at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the home of his sister, Mrs. William (Carrie) RUNKLE, R.R. 1, Akron. Mr. Guise had lived in Denver since 1917.
Born Aug. 14, 1886 in Pulaski county, he was the son of William and Ellen THOMAS GUISE. He never married. Mr. Guise was a World War I veteran.
Surviving with the sister are several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Denver Brethren chuch with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in the West Lawn cemetery in Denver. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

Karl F. Leedy
Karl F. LEEDY, 80, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday at his home on R.R. 1, Argos, south of Argos on U.S. 31. Mr. Leedy suffered a heart seizure in his yard shortly before his death. He had lived in the Argos community since 1940, moving there from Logansport.
Born Sept. 17, 1882 in Young America, he was the son of Louis and Clara CULLY LEEDY. His first marriage was to Estella M. BAKER, who died in 1934. His second marriage was to Maude COTNER, who survives.
For the past few years, Mr. Leedy had been farming and raising registered Pekinese dogs. He formerly operated a cafe in Argos with his wife for nine years. He also was a former member of the Argos Lions club, employee of the Pennsylvania railroad, and was active in the Argos IzaakWalton league.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ferd (Eva) BECK, Logansport; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Frank (Mary) HILAND, Maitland, Fla.; a step-son, Carl COTNER, Marathon Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Worth (Sadie) DELEPLANE, Camden; a grandson, and four step-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Arthur A. SCHRENCK officiating. Burial will be in the City cemetery at Young America. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 13, 1963

Arthur L. Miller
Final rites for Arthur L. MILLER, 70, Pittsburgh, Pa., a former Rochester resident, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home her with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Miller, prominent as a radium research chemist, died of carcinoma Sunday in Pittsburgh. He had been in failing health for several months.
Born in South Bend Aug. 31, 1892, he was the son of Archie B. and Lydia Ann EBER MILLER. He was married to Josephine Nellie FOX, who died April 29, 1936. Mr. Miller had been a representative for the Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance company since 1935. He moved to Pittsburgh from Rochester.
Surviving are a brother, Walter MILLER, Alegan, Mich., and numerous other relatives.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Laura Lelia Harter
Mrs. Laura Lelia HARTER, 75, Beaumont, Cal., died Jan. 31, according to word received by Mr. and Mrs. Otis HARTER, of Rochester.
Mrs. Harter was a native of Kansas and had lived in Beaumont for the past 10 years.
Surviving are the husband, Earl L. HARTER; a daughter, Mrs. Franklin MALONE, Denver, Colo.; two sons, Derris M. HARTER with the U.S. armed forces in Germany, and Capt. J. M. HARTER, Minot, N.D.; a sister, Mrs. Mariam STEWART, Wamago, Kan., and seven grandchildren.
Services and burial were Feb. 6 in Beaumont.

Myrtle Long
Last rites will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Drake-Flowers chapel at Peru for Mrs. Myrtle LONG, 81, R.R. 2, Macy, who died Tuesday morning at her home following a three-week illness.
The Rev. Donald RITCHEY will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Metzger cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born May 2, 1881, in Cass County. Mrs. Long was the daughter of Henry and Sarah EASTON SNYDER. She was married in June, 1897, to David B. LONG, who died in 1921.
She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren and had lived in her prsent home since 1915.
Surviving are a son, Arthur [LONG], at home; four daughters, Sylvia and Florence [LONG], oth at home; Mrs. Herbert FOUTS, Deedsville, and Mrs. Owen CRIPE, R.R. 1, Macy; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A daughter, nine brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

Thursday, March 14, 1963

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Friday, March 15, 1963

Ralph Bainter
Word has been received of the death of Ralph BAINTER, a former Kewanna resident.
Mr. Bainter died March 7, of a heart attack at the Jaeger Machine company, Columbus, O., where he was employed.
Surviving are the wife, the former Vera DeMOSS of Kewanna, and the father, Bert GAINTER, St. Louis, Mo.
Funeral services and burial were Saturday in Columbus.

Saturday, March 16, 1963

Elnora Meredith
Mrs. Elnora MEREDITH, 96, former Argos resident, died at 2:30 a.m. today at the Oran nursing home in Milford. Death came after an illness of two years.
Born Jan. 2, 1867, at Argos, she had resided the past 17 years at Syracuse, moving there from East Chicago. She was the daughter of Willis and Lavina GORDON WHISMAN and was married May 30, 1886, at Argos to Augustus P. MEREDITH, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Congregational church at East Chicago.
Surviving are a son, Merton [MEREDITH], Syracuse; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Lulu M. Gamble
Miss Lulu M. GAMBLE, 83, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 11:20 a.m. Friday in the Alfran nursing home at Warsaw following an illness of nine months. She had resided her entire life in the Kosciusko county area.
Born Aug. 26, 1880 in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Thomas and Eliza Jane WERTENBERGER GAMBLE. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of the South Pleasant church, near Silver Lake.
Surviving are a sister, Miss Rosa GAMBLE, Silver Lake; a btother, Roscoe [GAMBLE], Silver Lake, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, a half-sister and four half-brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the South Pleasant church with Rev. Grover TIPTON officiating. Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheezt funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Sunday until noon Monday and at the church one hour before services.

Monday, March 18, 1963

Paul C. Reichard
Paul C. REICHARD, 67, R.R. 1, Kewanna, a charter member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau and a lifelong resident of this county, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday in Plymouth Parkview hospital. He had been in failing health three years and seriously ill two weeks.
Born in Fulton county Aug. 28, 1895, he was married March 11, 1931 to Marie BUSSARD in Logansport. He was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, the Tippecanoe Fish and Game club and the Pinhook Grange in addition to the Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Russell [REICHARD], Kewanna; a brother, Omer [REICHARD], R.R. 4, Rochester, and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver until 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Reichard residence southwest of Leiters Ford until noon Wednesday and then at the church.

Mildred L. Burns
Mildred Lois BURNS, 60, died Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Robert Richard BURNS, R.R. 2, Macy. She had been in ill health several months.
Born April 4, 1902, in Liberty township, she was the daughter of Otto and Lucy CALLOWAY. She was married Dec. 6, 1924, to Robert Emmett BURNS, who survives.
Mrs. Burns graduated from Manchester college and taught school in Liberty township. She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church, Fulton County DAR and Delta Gamma sorority.
Also surviving are five daughtrs, Mrs. Dorothy MILLER, Crown Point; Mrs. Mary Jo BEAN, Peru; Mrs. Carolyn RUNKLE, Akron, Mrs. Doris LUCY Logansport; and Mrs. Shirley NAUGHGLE, Terre Haute; one son, Robert [BURNS], R.R. 2, Macy; twenty grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Winifred SANDERS, Pontiac, Mich. One brother, Wade [CALLOWAY], preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton. Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Revs. Franklin ARTHUR and Paul GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

George F. Wiseley
George F. WISELEY, 82, Plymouth, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Beatty Memorial hospital at Westville.
Born Oct. 18, 1881 at Star City, he was the son of George and Elizabeth HOLLIS WISELEY. He was married in 1917 to Rosa ROOSE, who died in 1921.
Mr. Wiseley resided most of his life in the Argos community with the exception of five years in Florida and five years in Plymouth. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving, the three sons, Verdean "Jack" [WISELEY], Argos, Hollis [WISELEY], Tippecanoe, and Bert [WISELEY], South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Phyllis) PHILLIPS, Rapid City, S.D.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Grace HAINES, Argos. A daughter, Jeanette [WISELEY] preceded in death.
Private funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Arthur A. SCHENCK officiating. Cremation will follow at the Indianapolis Crematory in Indianapolis. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, March 19, 1963

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Wednesday, March 20, 1963

Ralph H. Hartman
Word has been received of the death of Ralph H. HARTMAN, 70, Sugar Grove, Ill. Mr. Hartman was a former resident of Fulton county. He died March 6.
He was born Dec. 12, 1892, in Athens, where he attended school.
Mr. Hartman was once an employee of the Erie and Burlington railroads. In 1945 he was appointed postmaster at Sugar Grove.
Surviving are the wife, Mildred [HARTMAN]; a son; two daughters; eighteen grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Services and burial were in Sugar Grove March 8.

Marion Stark
Marion "Pat" STARK, 58, Akron, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital following a stroke suffered in his home Sunday.
Born Aug. 22, 1905 in Akron, he was the son of John and Mabel KREIGHBAUM STARK. His father died last month.
Mr. Stark, a painter, was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Surviving are the mother, Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Mary) MURPHY, Watersmeet, Mich., and Mrs. Robert (Rosella) TRUMELY, and Mrs. Dale (Pearl) BREWER, both of South Bend, and a brother, Gardius [STARK], Akron. A sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Revs. Claude FAWNS and D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, March 21, 1963

J. William Rentz
Funeral services were conducted Thursday for J. William RENTZ, 82, Decatur, father of Norman V. RENTZ of Rochester. Mr. Rentz died Saturday in the Adams county memorial hospital at Decatur after being in failing health for the past year.
A former Peru resident, Mr. Rentz was a florist in Peru and Decatur before retiring in 1961. He moved to Bradenton, Fla., after retirement, returning to Decatur when he became ill last August. His wife, Emma [RENTZ], died in 1951.
Surviving with Norman Rentz are another son, two daughters, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a sister.

Friday, March 22, 1963

John R. Stewart
John Russell STEWART, 29, 607 West Ninth street, father of theee young children, was killed early this morning when his late-model compact station wagon smashed into a tree and overturned twice on Ind. 14 ten miles west of Rochester.
Stewart died of multiple skull fractures. He was thrown from the station wagon and the rear wheels of the vehicle came to a stop across his body. It was the fourth fatality in Fulton county this year.
The sheriff's office was notified at 3:15 a.m. today. When Sheriff Willard CLARK and State Trooper JOHNSON arrived at the scene, they saw that Stewart's wristwatch had stopped at 2:20 o'clock. A passing motorist, Roy HALL had seen the wreckage and called authorities. Aaron OUSLEY, Kewana night marshal, also investigated.
Deputy Coroner Lyman BAKER pronounced Stewart, who was alone in the vehicle, dead at the scene.
Officers said Stewart was driving east at an undetermined rate of speed. The station wagon veered off the north side of the highway and went 178 feet before smashing a large tree broadside with the left side of the vehicle.
The impact sent the wagon careening back onto the road, where it flipped over twice and came to a stop about eight feet off the south side of the highway. The vehicle stopped 106 feet from the tree; it was out of control a total of 284 feet.
Officers said the four-door vehicle was a total loss at damage of $2,000.
Mr. Stewart had been employed as western Indiana sales representative of Stewart Supply company in Rochester, dealers in dairy farm equipment.
Born July 20, 1933, at Drayton Plains, Mich., he had lived in Rochester for 17 years. A graduate of Rochester high school he attended Manchester college and was a veteran of the Korean war. His father is Russell A. STEWART, Yankton, S.D. His mother, Thelma STOUGHTON STEWART, died in September, 1958.
His father was the superintendent of the U.S. fish hatcheries in Rochester, coming here from Atlanta, Ga., and now is director of a fish hatchery at Yankton.
Mr. Stewart's marriage was July 4, 1951, in Rochester to Anne KUMLER, who survives. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW posts here.
Also surviving are one daughrter, Libby [STEWART], 5; two sons, Vince [STEWART], 8, and Tony [STEWART], 6; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Virginia) ZARTMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Mary Ellen SAVAGE, Sheridan, and one brother, Richard [STEWART], with the U.S. Air Force in Alaska.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 23, 1963

John R. Stewart
Final rites for John R. STEWART, 29, 607 West Ninth street, who was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Ind. 14 early Friday morning, will be Tuesday rather than Monday. The services will begin at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The postponement was necessary because of the inability of a brother, Richard [STEWART], to arrive here until Tuesday from Alaska, where he is stationed with the U.S. Air Force.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Sunday noon.

Monday, March 25, 1963

Bertha E. Showley
Funeral rites were conducted this afternoon at the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church for Mrs. Bertha E. SHOWLEY, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital here after a brief illness.
Burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Born April 20, 1882, in Fulton county, Mrs. Showley was the daughter of Isaac and Electra MARTIN KERSEY. She was married Oct. 3, 1903, to Arthur SHOWLEY, who survives.
Mrs. Showley was a 50-year member of the Prairie Grove church.
Also surviving are three sons, Dale [SHOWLEY], Flint, Mich.; Ralph and Harlin [SHOWLEY], both of Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Letha LAYMON, R.R. 2, Walton; and Mrs. Elnora SHURTE, Chicago; fifteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clara Belle LAMB, Mishawaka, and a brother, Edward KERSEY, Logansport.

Dale Leininger
Dale LEININGER, 66, a lifetime resident ofAkron and a 50-year employee of Leininger's department store in Akron, died at 5:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill the past year.
Born in Akron Aug. 27, 1896, he was the son of Lewis and Clara WAECHTER LEININGER. He was married Aug. 4, 1921 to Ruth LECKRONE. Mr. Leininger was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Akron American Legion post and a volunteer firman for many years.
Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Ted (Lucille) JONTZ, and a brother, Cloyde [LEININGER], both of Akron, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Revs. Claude FAWNS and Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 26, 1963 Thursday, March 28, 1968

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Friday, March 29, 1968

Larkin Potts
Larkin Alva POTTS, 86, Rensselaer, died at 6:15 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wade (Letha) JARRETTE, 1301 Main street.
Born in Jasper county Jan. 19, 1877, he was the son of Larkin and Lucinda POTTS. He was married Jan. 1, 1899 to Ada SWARTZELL. Mr. Potts was a retired farmer and a member of the Christian church.
Surviving with Mrs. Jarrette are three sons.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Jackson's chapel in Rensselaer and burial will be in the Weston cemetery at Rensselaer. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.

Elsie L. Sowers
Mrs. Elsie Leota SOWERS, 75, a lifetime resident of the Macy community, died at her home in Macy at 2:30 p.m. Thursday after an illness of three months.
Born in Macy Aug. 4, 1887, she was the daughter of Henry and Rosanna DEEDS KNAUFF. She was married at Mexico Aug. 31, 1912 to Verl SOWERS. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Mary SHEWMAN, Macy, and Mrs. Miriam WELLER, Peru; a son, Orlin [SOWERS], Mindway City, Cal.; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Florence TURNER, Peru, and two brothers, Charles and Harry KNAUFF, both of Perrysburg. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Robert A. Ellis
Final rites for Robert Allen ELLIS, 75, who was found dead in his home 2 1/2 miles northwest of Leiters Ford, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating.
Mr. Ellis was found about 5 p.m. Thursday, some 48 hours after he died of natural causes, according to the Fulton county coroner's office. He had been ill several weeks.
Born in Fulton county Jan. 7, 1888, he was the son of Robert and Mary BARTON ELLIS. He had lived in the county 15 years. His first marriage was to Lucy JOHNSON and his second to Eva BROWN. Both preceded in death. Mr. Ellis was a farmer.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Louise BOSLEY, Springdale, Wash., Monetes WAITE, Portland, Ore., and Wilma Irene SMITH, Congview, Wash.; a son, Lt. Col. Dale ELLIS, Goose Bay, Labrador; three brothers, Elmer E. [ELLIS], Hutchinson, Kan., John L. [ELLIS], South Whitley, and Mace [ELLIS], Mishawaka, and two sisters, Mrs. Joe CROWELL, South Bend, and Miss Margaret ELLIS, Plymouth. A brother, J. E. ELLIS of Logansport, preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

George A. Wilhelm
Final rites for George A. WILHELM, 71, R.R. 1, Culver, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Earl Dean KRING, grandson of Mr. Wilhelm, and the Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.
Mr. Wilhelm died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday in Plymouth Parkview hospital after suffering cerebral hemorrhage at midnight Wednesday.
Born in Hntington county, he was the son of Riley and Lavina COOPER WILHELM and had resided most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties. He was married Aug. 1914 in Rochester to Edith GUISE.
Mr. Wilhelm, a retired farmer, attended the Gilead Methodist church of Argos.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Norma) KRING, Argos; Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) GOOD, Hamlet, and Mrs. Clarence (Kathryn) FYE, South Bend; a son, Ernest [WILHELM], R.R. 3, Argos; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Dessa BRUGH, Culver, and a half-brother, Donald CALHOUN, Sr., Argos. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Friencs may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, March 30, 1963

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Monday, April 1, 1963

William B. Torbet
William Bluford TORBET, 79, 1210 Jackson boulevard, died Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in his home of a heart attack. He had been in declining health for seven years.
Born Feb. 15, 1884, in Thorntown, Mr. Torbet came to Rochester in 1959 from Rensselaer. He was a retired farmer. His parents were James and Hannah BRADLEY TORBET and he was married Dec. 24, 1911, in Jasper county to Gustava May McCLEARY, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughtrs, Mrs. Edward (Ruth) MAYHEW, Macy, and Mrs. David Ralph (Lola Mae) GIFFORD, State College, Pa.; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie BECK, Greencastle; Mrs. Maggie HORNICKLE, Roberts, Ill., Mrs. Chloae WELLS, Gary, and Mrs. Creola STREITMATTER, Wyoming, Ill.; two brothers, John TORBET, Flint, Mich., and Charles TORBET, Rensselaer; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. CST at the Jackson funeral chapel in Rensselaer with the Rev. James DRESSLER officiating. Burial will be in Weston cemetery, Rensselaer.

Zulah B. Long
Mrs. Zulah B. LONG, 57, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 2:55 a.m. Sunday at the Caylor-Nickel clinic in Bluffton, where she had been a patient since Feb. 5. She had been in ill health since November of 1962.
Born Nov. 17, 1905 in Newcastle township, she was the daughter of Harley and Tessie McCARTER BARKMAN. She was married May 12, 1929 in Kankakee, Ill., to Leo O. LONG, who survives. She had spent her entire life in the Rochester vicinity.
Mrs. Long was a teacher at Columbia elementry school. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Rochester.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Elizabeth Sue [LONG] at home; the father and the stepmother, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Kline (Mabel) BLACKETOR, Jr., Rochester, and Mrs. Carl (Helen) WILSON, Walton, and a brother, Earl BARKMAN, Rochester. A daughter, Shirley Ann [LONG], died in infancy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist church with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.

Pearl Baggerly
Last rites were held today at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison chapel at Royal Center for Mrs. Pearl BAGGERLY, 83, former Fulton resident who died late Friday in Beatty Memorial hospital at Westville.
The Rev. Virden GRAHAM officiated at rites and burial was in the Victor Chapel cemetery near Kewanna.
Mrs. Baggerly was born in Pulaski county on Feb. 4, 1880, the daughter of Thusten and Minerva CLINE JONES. She was married to James MONTGOMERY, who died in 1922, and her second marriage was to Charles BAGGERLY, who also preceded in death.
Surviving are a stepson, Clifford [BAGGERLY], and several nieces and nephews.

Omer F. Waltz
Omer F. WALTZ, 72, Huntington, a former Rochester resident, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday in Parkview Memorial hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been ill since last October and in serious condition three weeks.
A retired postal clerk, he was born Nov. 15, 1890 in Kosciusko county to George and Mertie COPELAND WALTZ. He was married to Tressa BRYANT in Rochester March 1, 1915. Mr. Waltz had lived in Huntington county for 51 years. He was a member of the Church of God and the National Association of Retired Civilian Employees.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren and a brother.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Robbins funeral home at Huntington with the Rev. Gerald BLEVINS officiating. Burial will be in the Pilgrims Rest cemetery at Huntington. Friends may call at the Robbins Funeral home in Huntington after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, April 2, 1963

Frank Taylor
Frank TAYLOR, 74, Akron, a painter and paperhanger, died at 5:40 p.m. Monday at the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been ill 5 1/2 years and in serious condition six weeks.
A native of Austria, he was born March 26, 1889, and had lived in the United States since 1904. He was married Oct. 5, 1924 to Mabel DOLPH.
Mr. Taylor was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge, Order of Eastern Star, World War I barracks of Warsaw and the Akron American Legion. He was a veteran of World War I.
The wife is the only survivor.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may calla at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Masonic services will be conducted at the funeral home at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 3, 1963

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Thursday, April 4, 1963

Ida A. Dale
Mrs. Carl E. (Ida A.) DALE, 77, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been in ill health for the past 12 years.
Mrs. Dale was born Dec. 9, 1885 in Chicago to Mr. and Mrs. Gustav BARKMAN. She was married in September, 1912, to Carl E. DALE in Omaha, Neb.
She was a member of the Paul Revere Eastern Star lodge of Chicago.
Surviving are the husband; a nephew, Carl G. BECKMAN of Chicago, whom the Dales reared, and several other nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 pm. Saturday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, April 5, 1963

John E. Downs
Final rites for John Emerson DOWNS, 60, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Downs died of a coronary embolism about 10:30 a.m. Thursday at his place of business, DESCO (Design Engineering Service Company), in Tippecanoe. He was found dead by an employee, Noble MENTZEL. He had been in failing health about two years.
Born in Rochester Feb. 10, 1903, he was the son of John G. and Bertha PORTER DOWNS. He had lived in Tippecanoe about 20 years, moving there from South Bend. His marriage was in Kokomo on Oct. 10, 1931 to Beatty Leora CRABBS. Mr. Downs was a design engineer and a member of the First Baptist church and the Elks lodge here.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Cynthia) HALL, R.R. 2, Bourbon; Mrs. Harold (Beverly) MORRISON, R.R. 5, Plymouth, and Mrs. Robert (Susan) RUNNELLS, R.R. 2, Howe; a foster sister, Mrs. Ella HICKEY, Tucson, Ariz., and four grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Dr. Joseph Costello
Last rites were conducted today in St. Louis for Dr. Joseph COSTELLO, 71, who died Tuesday in St. Mary's hospital in St. Louis.
Dr. Costello, a native of Kewanna, had practiced medicine 42 years and served on the faculty of St. Louis university 25 years. His wife, the former Elsa RAPP, survives.
He attended Indiana and Notre Dame universities and graduated from St. Louis university. Dr. Costello was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Larry GLYNN and Mrs. Frederick KEMP, and a son, Dr. Joseph COSTELLO, all of St. Louis; fifteen grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Michael HINES, Kewanna, Mrs. Clifford MEYER, South Bend, and Mrs. Henry HIRSCH, Logansport, and one brother, Edward [COSTELLO], Michigan City.

Saturday, April 6, 1963

Una Pearl Wilson
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Kewanna Methodist church for Mrs. Una Pearl WILSON, 82, Kewanna, who died Friday morning at the Lafayette home of a daughter, Mrs. Helen GRIFFIN.
The Revs. Earl HEIMBERGER and Ralph GWIN will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after Sunday noon and at the church an hour vefore the service.
Mrs. Wilson was born Nov. 26, 1880, the daughtr of J.C.F. and Anna EPLER GILLESPIE. She was married June 4, 1903, to Thomas R. WILSON, who preceded in death. She formerly was a school teacher.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church, Eastern Star and Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Griffin; two grandsons, Tom GRIFFIN, Lafayette, and Edgar GRIFFIN, Los Angeles; a sister, Miss Barbara GILLESPIE, Cleveland; a brother, Ted GILLESPIE, Winslow, Ariz., and several nieces and nephews.

John P. W. Swisher
Funeral services were conducted in DeMotte Friday afternoon for John Peter Wesley SWISHER, 86, former Rochester resident who died Tuesday at his home in Gary, 844 East Court street.
A native of Medaryville, he had moved to Gary from Rochester last December. Surviving are four daughters, including Mrs. Franklin (Ada) STANSELL, Rochester; three sons; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Monday, April 8, 1963

Geneva S. Wylie
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Mrs. Geneva S. WYLIE, 79, 928 Franklin avenue, who died Saturday at 2:45 p.m. in the home of a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Homer KOFFEL, 314 Fulton avenue.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at the service and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Death came after 15 months of serious illness.
Born at a home east of Rocheser on the old Fort Wayne road July 29, 1883, Mrs. Wylie was the daughter of S. Webster and Hattie S. GOULD STINSON. She had spent her entire life here except for a year at Logansport. She was married at her parents' home, 314 Jay street April 25, 1906, to Charles E. WYLIE, who died Sept. 26, 1955.
Mrs. Wylie was a graduate of Rochester Normal university and had taught school at Monterey and at the former Ernsberger elementary school two miles northwest of the city. She also had been active in Republican party work, serving as vice committeewoman. Mr. Wylie attended the Christian and Methodist churches, was a member of the Women's Benefit Association and in her youth had been organist at the former Mount Hope church near Athens.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Walter (Mary) BOWEN, Mrs. Harold (Helen) REESE, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Mildred) BASLER, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Latrina KOFFEL and Mrs. Berniece GOULD, Altadena, Cal.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. One son and two sisters preceded in death.

Jerome A. Miller
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Jerome A. MILLER, 42, who died of a heart attack Saturday at 8:30 a.m. while working at his home on R.R. 1, Kewanna.
The Rev. Ralph GWIN will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Mr. Miller was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Akron, the son of Charles L. and Naomi PENRY MILLER. He was emloyed at the Logansport State hospital.
Surviving are his parents; a daughter, Janine MILLER, 502 West Sixth street; a brother, Damon MILLER, R.R. 4, Monticello; an aunt, Mrs. Annabelle RODKEY, R.R. 1, Flora; two nieces, and a nephew.

Tuesday, April 9, 1963

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Wednesday, April 10, 1963

Henry Allan Adams
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Henry Allan ADAMS, 18-month-old son of James and Faye RITCHIE ADAMS, who died of salycylate poisoning after swallowing a large amount of aspirin.
The infant died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Wabash county hospital, two days after the accident. The family moved to North Manchester from Akron a year ago.
The boy was born Sept. 13, 1961 at Woodlawn hospital. Surviving with the parents are a sister, Mary Jane [ADAMS], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest RILEY, Akron; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy ADAMS, R.R. 2, Akron, and aunts and uncles.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Blanche M. Walsh
Blanche M. WALSH, 77, Kokomo, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in her home following a brief illness. She was a former Nyona Lake resident and moved to Kokomo in 1948.
Born Oct. 13, 1885 in Cass county near Royal Center, she was the daughter of James Allen and Matilda McKINNEY CRISPEN. She was married to Anthony D. WALSH, who died November of 1947. Mrs. Walsh was a member of the St. Luke E.U.B. church of Kokomo.
Surviving are a brother, Homer CRISPEN, Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Ray (Ida) SMALL, Bradenton, Fla.; a half-sister, Mrs. Maude DOUD, Macy, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Ellers funeral chapel in Kokomo and burial will be in the Fulton cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 11, 1963

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Friday, April 12, 1963

Ethel Beaudette
Mrs. Ethel BEAUDETTE, 82, Baltimore, Md., formerly of Rochester and Elkhart, died Tuesday in Baltimore.
Mrs. Beaudette was born June 8, 1880 in Michigan and was married to Edmond A. BEAUDETTE, who died in Rochester in 1949.
Surviving are six daughters, two of whom are former Rochester residents - Mrs. Josie GANGWER, Okeechobee, Fla., and Mrs. Dorothy MARQUARDT HUFFMAN, Dowagiac, Mich.; a son; ten grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Services and burial will be in Elkhart Saturday. Friends may call at the Walley funeral home in Elkhart.

Saturday, April 13, 1963

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Monday, April 15, 1963

Rev. E. M. Riddle
The Rev. E. M. RIDDLE, 74, former Fulton county resident, died Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Lutheran hospital at Fort Wayne after suffering a cerebral hemorrhae at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. He was pastor of the First Brethren church in Roanoke, Ind.
Mr. Riddle was born July 13, 1888 at Inwood in Marshall county, the son of A. J. and Laura Inez RIDDLE. He graduated from Richland Center high school and also attended Rochester Normal university. His training for the ministry was taken at Brethren college in Ashland, O.
Mr. Riddle had served the Roanoke church for 3 1/2 years and had spent 40 years in the ministry. Other churches he served were at Linwood, Md., Louisville, O.; Bryan, O.; Waterloo, Ia., and Warsaw and New Paris in Indiana.
Surviving are the wife, the former Besse WHITMORE; two sons, Dr. J. W. RIDDLE, New York City; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd CALHOUN, Marion, O., and Mrs. Dorman RONK, Ashland, O.; three brothers, Raymond, Charles and George RIDDLE, all of the Rochester ara; two sisters, Mrs. L. C. BORTON, Mentone, and Mrs. Mabel WILSON, Indianapolis.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the First Brethren church at Roanoke. Burial will be at the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township, where brief graveside rites will be conducted.

Blanch E. Zimmerman
Mrs. Blanch Elizabeth ZIMMERMAN, 79, died this morning at 6:15 o'clock of a heart attack at her home, 1101 Jefferson street. She was ill for the past seven weeks, following influenza, and had been suffering from a heart ailment since 1948.
Through her late husband and her sons, Mrs. Zimmerman had been associated with the Zimmerman funeral home here for over 60 years. Her husband, Leo George [ZIMMERMAN], died Dec. 31, 1928. Sons Herbert, Major and James now operate the firm under the name of Zimmerman Brothers; another son, Emerson [ZIMMERMAN], Bakersfield, Cal., formerly was a partner.
Born Oct. 11, 1883 in Coshocton, O., Mrs. Zimmerman had spent her entire life in this community except for early years at Coshocton and at Pierceton, Ind. Her marriage to Leo George ZIMMERMAN was Aug. 1, 1901, at Rochester.
Mrs. Zimmerman's parents were Samuel H. and Elizabeth SPAYDE SMAILES. The families of both her father and her mother had settled in colonial Virginia in pre-Revolutionary War years.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian church and of its Presbyteri-Anns class.
Surviving are six sons, Emerson and Val [ZIMMERMAN], III, both of Bakersfield,Cal.; Leo [ZIMMERMAN], Chicago; and Herbert, Major and James [ZIMMERMAN], all of Rochester; one brother, Albert SMAILES, Cincinnati; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.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. Tuesday. James D. BONINE of Culver is in charge of arrangements.

Myron Hatch
Funeral rites were held this afternoon at the Harden funeral home in Lakeville for Myron HATCH, 56, Lakeville, who died of a heart attack Friday.
Surviving are his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Lee HATCH, Macy, and a brother, John HATCH of Rochester, former Rochester police chief. Preceding in death was a sister, Mrs. Marjorie PETTY.
Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery at South Bend.

Tuesday, April 16, 1963

Loyd C. Shoemaker
Loyd C. SHOEMAKER, 67, died this morning at 9 o'clock at his home on the Marshall-Fulton county line, R.R. 1, Argos.
He had been in failing health several years, seriously ill the last six months.
The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of funeral arrangements, which are incomplete.

Wednesday, April 17, 1963

Loyd C. Shoemaker
Final rites for Loyd C. SHOEMAKER, 67, R.R. 1, Argos, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren. The Revs. Eldon EVANS and Russell GOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery west of Warsaw.
Mr. Shoemaker died at 9 a.m. Tuesday in his home on Ind. 110 on the Fulton-Marshall county line. He had been seriously ill six months.
Born in Sevastopal Aug. 3, 1895, he was the son of Daniel and Orpha BURKETT SHOEMAKER. He was a farmer and had resided all his life in Kosciusko and Marshall counties. Mr. Shoemaker was married March 2, 1911 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Emma DECKER. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Beatrice) ONEAL and Mrs. Aubry (Marie) KELLEY, both R.R. 1, Argos; Mrs. Lester (Eva) HIVELY, Burket, and Mrs. George (Betty) TAULBEE, South Bend; a son, William [SHOEMAKER], South Bend; sixteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Chester [SHOEMAKER], Burket, and Sheldon "Ted" [SHOEMAKER], Claypool. Three sons, three brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and until noon Friday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.

Jesse Church
Funeral services will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Jesse CHURCH, 78, 1527 College avenue, who died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday in St. Anthony's hospital at Michigan City. I.O.O.F. Lodge 47 will conduct its rites during the funeral.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Church had been in failing health eight years and was a hospital patient the last five weeks.
He was born in the Green Oak community south of here Feb. 25, 1885, the son of Henry and Emma DOUGLAS CHURCH. From childhood, he was reared in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elias MAXWELL of Green Oak.
His marriage was in Rochester Sept. 5, 1917, to Elsie TAYLOR, who survives. Mr. Church was a member of the First Christian church, a 50-year member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and of its Encampment.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth SURFACE, Michigan City; one son, Robert L. CHURCH, Santa Maria, Cal.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A daughter and a brother preceded him in death.

Thursday, April 18, 1963

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Friday, April 19, 1963

Florance Hendrickson
Florance HENDRICKSON, 73, prominent Wayne township farmer, died this morning at 5:30 o'clock at Woodlawn hospital. He had been admitted to the hospital Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at his home.
Mr. Hendrickson was chairman of the Fulton County Welfare Board and had been active in county affairs most of his life. He helped organize the Fulton County REMC and the Fulton County Soil and Waer District, serving on the boards of directors of both organizations. A longtime secretary-treasurer of the Wayne Township Farm Bureau, he also had been active in the work of the county extension service.
A veteran of World War I, he was a mamber of the Kewanna Legion Post. He also was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Rochester, was a 32nd degree Mason (South Bend Consistory), a past patron of the Kewanna Order of Eastern Star, member of the Manitou Shrine club and a past master of the Kewanna Masonic lodge. In 1954, he was the Democratic candidate for state representative from Fulton-Pulaski counties.
Born in Wayne township on March 28, 1890, he was the son of George P. and Agnes HARRISON HENDRICKSON. He was married to Frances ELLIOTT, who survives.
Also surviving are a daugher, Mrs. C. R. (Margaret) WINELAND, Monticello; a son, George David HENDRICKSON, Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Leslie, Charles, Ardis and David WINELAND; two brothers, Lawrence [HENDRICKSON], Fulton, and Minden [HENDRICKSON], Palmetto, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. T. E. (Elizabeth) GRAFFIS, Kewanna; niece and nephew and cousins. One brother, Milan [HENDRICKSON], preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Harrison funeral home at Kewanna is in charge.

Saturday, April 20, 1963

Leslie Stubbs
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna for Leslie STUBBS, 87, Monterey, who died Thursday morning at Woodlawn hospital here. A retired farmer, he had been ill 10 weeks.
Mr. Stubbs was born near Kewanna on July 13, 1875, the son of Francis and Martha BARRELL STUBBS. He was married to Dora Belle WOLFE, who died in 1928.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Inez MURRAY, Rochester; Mrs. Gledodolyn DeMONT, LaPorte; Mrs. Mattie BARTH, Mishawaka, Mrs. Loretta BRADWAY, Akron, and Miss Helen STUBBS, at home; three sons, Carl [STUBBS], Culver; Walter and Ivan [STUBBS], both at home; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie McVAY, Rochester, and Mrs. Austin McINTIRE, Delong.

Monday, April 22, 1963

Noah O. Goodnight
Noah O. GOODNIGHT, 69, Kewanna, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital of injuries suffered in a farm tractor accident about 14 hours earlier.
Mr. Goodnight suffered a fractured skull and other injuries when he fell from a wagon into the power take-off of a tractor that was pulling the trailer. He apparently lost his balance when the tractor hit a rut.
The accident occurred 1 1/2 miles southwest of Leiters Ford on a farm occupied by Ray BRADEN. Braden was driving the tractor. Mr. Goodnight was taken to Woodlawn hospital by Braden and Ray ROBERTS. He was transferred to Memorial hospital at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Born in Tipton county Oct. 21, 1893, Mr. Goodnight was the son of Andrew and Rosanna PLOUGHE GOODNIGHT. He moved to Aubbeenaubbee township 20 years ago to farm and moved to Kewanna three years ago after retiring.
He was married Jan. 2, 1918 in Anderson to Mable F. MALICOAT. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Rochester post of the American Legion.
Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Charles (Louise) BARTH, Anderson; Mrs. B. L. (Edith) McARTOR and Mrs. Ray (Jean) ROBERTSON, Beach Grove; Mrs. Donald (Rosanna) WELCH, Lock Haven, Pa., and Mrs. Virgil (Joyce) JENNESS, Indianapolis; thirteen grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Newton AMES, Kirkland; four brothers, George [GOODNIGHT], Sheridan; William [GOODNIGHT[, Thorntown; Ora [GOODNIGHT], Jamestown, and Garrett [GOODNIGHT], Frankfort; several nieces and nephews. An infant son, two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with Father Matthew DRENNAN of Kewanna officiating. Burial will be in the Kempton cemetery in Tipton county. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside at 1 p.m. Wednesday by the Kempton post of the American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m.Tuesday.

Maureen L. Parker
Mrs. Maureen L. PARKER, 64, died Sunday at 5:30 a.m. of a heart attack at her home, 711 Madison street. She had been in failing health since last September.
A lifelong rsident of Rochester, she was born here April 29, 1898, the daughter of John Henry and Lola HOWARD BIBLER. Her marriage was at St. Joseph, Mich., on Aug. 16, 1916, to Russell H. PARKER, who survives.
Her husband retired four years ago after long service as advertising manager of The Sentinel.
Mrs. Parker was a member of the First Christian church.
Also surviving are a son, Russell H. PARKER, Jr., Chicago, two brothers, Arthur BIBLER, Plymouth, and Robert BIBLER, Valparaiso; seven nephews, and two nieces.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 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.

Mary Wiese
Mrs. Mary WIESE, 92, died early Sunday morning at her home in Kendallville. A daughter is Mrs. Reid ERDMANN, former Rochester resident who now lives in Franklin.
Also surviving are four sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the St. James Lutheran church at Reynolds with burial in the Lutheran cemetery near Reynolds. Friends may call at the Aufenberg and White funeral home at Monticello after Tuesday noon.

Tuesday, April 23, 1963

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Wednesday, April 24, 1963

Harry T. Blocker
Harry T. BLOCKER, 60, former resident of Tippecanoe, died Tuesday at St. Petersburg, Fla., where he had lived the past year. He had been ill several months, since suffering a parlytic stroke.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is being returned to the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Thursday, April 25, 1963

Mary C. Felke
Mrs. Mary C. FELKE, 83, Plymouth, mother of Paul FELKE, Rochester, died Wednesday at 1 p.m. in her home. Mrs. Felke had been in failing health for the past several years.
Born May 18, 1879 in Wilmette, Ill., she was the daughter of Joseph and Anna LAUERMANN. She was married Oct. 18, 1905 to Frank A. FELKE, who died in 1958.
Mrs. Felke was a member of the St. Michael's church of Plymouth and of the Altar and Rosary Society.
Surviving are four sons, Paul [FELKE], Rocheter; John [FELKE], Evansville and Joseph A. and Ed [FELKE], Plymouth; two daughters, Mrs. Lucile ZABOROWSKI, Plymouth, and Mrs. Anna HISS, Columbia City; a step-son, Walter FELKE, Kalkaska, Mich.; two brothers, A. A. LAUERMANN, Chicago, and Nick [LAUERMANN], Sioux City, Ia.; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth WELLER, Wilmette; twenty-five grandchildren, and oen great-grandchild. A daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Michael's church with the Rev. C. MOSAKWINSKI officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the VanGilder funeral home in Plymouth this evening after 7 oclock and Friday after 3 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday.

Emma A. Mutchler
Mrs. Emma A. MUTCHLER, 89, 1315 Bancroft avenue, died at 4 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient for the past two years. She had lived in the Rochester area all her life.
Born Oct. 7, 1873 in Akron, she was the daughter of Luther and Mary Katherine CHURCHILL WADE. Her first marriage was in 1891 to Arley O. GILLILAND, who died in 1943. Her second marriage was in 1952 to Charles MUTCHLER, who died in 1959. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Chester (Hulda) McCALLA, and two sons, Edward K. and Orville L. [GILLILAND], all of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Manford (Effie) NEWELL, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Harry T. Blocker
Services for Harry T. BLOCKER, 60, formerly of Tippecanoe, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. James H. GARDNER will officiate. Graveside rites will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the City cemetery in Lowell.
Mr Blocker died Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla., of a cerebral stroke following a six-month illness. He had spent the last year in Florida, moving there from Plymouth.
Mr. Blocker had been an oil pumper with the Standard Oil company refinery at Hammond. He was born March 27, 1903 in Hammond to William and Hattie AULT BLOCKER.
He was a member of the Plymouth Tilwinning Masonic Lodge 149, was a 32nd Degree Mason and belonged to the Consistory of South Bend.
Surviving are two daughters and a son, Linda, Melody and Brian [BLOCKER], all at Granger, and two brothers, Howard [BLOCKER], Munster, and Herbert [BLOCKER], R.R. 3, Argos.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Willard Murphy
Funeral services were conducted in South Bend Wednesday for Willard MURPHY, 73, South Bend, who died unexpectedly Monday morning of a heart block.
His wife is the former Fern WILHOIT of Akron. Also surviving are a son, four grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters.
Adam M. Daine
Adam M. DAINE, 86, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday following an illness of four years.
Mr. Daine, a lifetime resident of Macy and Gilead area, was born March 30, 1887 in Gilead. His marriage was June 27, 1903, to Lucy BARNES, who survives. Mr. Daine was a dealer in livestock.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, Estle [DAINE], Roann; Chester "Bob" [DAINE], South Bend; Cleotis [DAINE], Akron, and Darold "Junior" DAINE, Mishawaka; three daughters, Helen DAINE, at home; Mrs. James (Jennie) BUCKLES, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Michael (Betty) McAULIFFE, Milwaukee, Wis., ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be at Gilead. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Mrs. Orven Heighway
Mrs. Orven HEIGHWAY, R.R. 2, Akron, died about 11 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for several days. Rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Friday, April 26, 1963

Nellie Heighway
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church for Mrs. Nellie M. HEIGHWAY, 77, Akron, who died at 11 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. The Revs. Joe BAER and Kenneth HOSTETTLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.
Mrs. Heighway had been suffering from a coronary condition for the past month. Born May 18, 1885 in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of John R. and Lucinda BYBEE BLACK. Her marriage was Sept. 7, 1904 to Orven [E.] HEIGHWAY, who survives. She had lived in the Akron area her entire life.
Mrs. Heighway was a member of the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church, the Ladies Aid and the Goledn Rule Sunday School class.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Edith [HEIGHWAY], at home, and Mrs. Jay (Wanda) SWICK, Akron; a son, Robert [HEIGHWAY], Akron; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Heighway was the last of a family of nine children.
Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Saturday, April 27, 1963

Mertie May Welty
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Leiter funeral home at Flora for Mrs. Mertie May WELTY, 74, Flora, mother of Dale WELTY of Rochester.
Mrs. Welty died at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Lafayette, Friday morning after an illness of 28 days. The Rev. Neils ESBENSON will officiate at rites and burial will be in Maple Lawn cemetery at Flora.
Friends may call at the funeral home. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alice PROUGH, Logansport; one grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. Fred MYER, Flora.

Bertha E. Fallstick
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the McCain funeral home for Mrs. Bertha Elizabeth FALLSTICK, 65, R.R. 2, Macy, who died Friday after a two-year illness.
The Rev. Ronald HARSHMAN will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Deedsville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Fallstick was born at Philadlephia on April 21, 1898, the daughter of Edward and Martha HINEMAN RANKIN. She was married Oct. 20, 1915, to Elmer FALLSTICK, who survives. A rsident of Macy 18 years, she had moved there from Berlin, N.J. Mrs. Fallstick was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Also surviving are three sons, Jeff [FALLSTICK], Chicago; Charles [FALLSTICK], Peru, and Kenneth [FALLSTICK], Freeland, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Joann MILLER, R.R. 2, Macy; five grandchildren, and three brothers, Raymond and Foy RANKLI, both of Chicago, ad Edward RANKIN, Redwood, Cal.

Monday, April 29, 1963

Hiram R. Shafer
Hiram R. SHAFER, 93, Plymouth, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where he had been a patient about 10 hours. He had been seriously ill three months. Mr. Shafer lived with a daughter, Mrs. Leola BURGER.
Born Dec. 27, 1879 in Green township, Marshall county, he was the son of Israel and Mary PONTIUS SHAFER. He had lived in South Bend befor moving to Plymouth. Mr. Shafer was a farmer and a thrasher in his early life.
His first marriage was to Susie KLINGER, who died in 1904. He was married in 1907 to Ella SMITH, who died in 1948. He was a former member of the Gilead Methodist church
Surviving with Mrs. Berger are two other daughters, Mrs. Iva LASMAN, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Helen RININEGER, South Bend, and three step-daughters, Mrs. Pauline LUTHER, Mrs. Goldie FREDERICK and Mrs. Pearl HAAG, all of South Bend.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

William Medley
William MEDLEY, 82, West Point, Ind., father of Mrs. Mildred LIVINGOOD, Kewanna, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday at the Ross Annex nursing home near Lafayette following a seven week illness.
Surviving with the wife, the former Emmaline HOWARD MEDLEY, and Mrs. Livingood are six other daughters; four sons, five brothers; twenty-nine grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m.Tuesday in the Sitka (Ind.) Baptist church with the Revs. Virden GRAHAM and Dr. Claude YOUNG, former minister of the Grace Methodist church here, officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Chalmers. Friends may call at the Stewart funeral home at Monon.

Tuesday, April 30, 1963

Verda Clark
Mrs. Verda CLARK, 80, Akron, was fond dead in her home today at about 9:30 a.m. by her brother, Arthur SHOEMAKER, also of Akron. Mrs. Clark had moved to Akron last August from Buchannan, Mich.
Surviving are her brothers, Arthur SHOEMAKER, Akron, Fred SHOEMAKER, Lincoln, Neb.; Floyd SHOEMAKER, Urbana, and Don SHOEMAKER, Leesburg, and a sister, Mrs. Virgil (Pearl) - - - - - - - -.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Wednesday, May 1, 1963

Verda Clark
Final rites for Mrs. Verda CLARK, 81, Akron, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron and burial will be at 2 p.m. in the Silver Brook Cemetery at Niles, Mich. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate.
Mrs. Clark was found dead in her home at 9:30 a.m.Tuesday by her brother, Arthur SHOEMAKER, who lives several doors east of his sister's home. She had died of a coronary attack. Mrs. Clark had moved to Akron from Buchanan, Mich., last August.
Born in Kosciusko county, Feb. 7, 1882, she was the daughter of John and Mary SHIVELY SHOEMAKER. She was married in 1936 to Dean CLARK, who died in 1956. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Grange at Buchanan and attended the Church of God at Akron.
Surviving with Arthur SHOEMAKER are three other brothers, Fred [SHOEMAKER], Lincoln, Neb.; Floyd [SHOEMAKER], Urbana, and Don [SHOEMAKER], Leesburg; a sister, Mrs. Virgil (Pearl) SELLERS, Rochester; three stepchildren, Verl CLARK and Mrs. Frank HAMILTON, Buchanan; Kenneth C. CLARK, Berrien Springs, Mich.; several step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Leona Rose Patterson
Mrs. Leona Rose PATTERSON, 65, Leiters Ford, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the home of her son, Charles BERNHARDT, Culver, where she had spent the past few days. She had been in failing health for six years.
Mrs. Patterson had lived in the Leiters Ford-Culver ara for the past 12 years and was a member of the Jehovah's Witesses church.
Born Nov. 15, 1897 in Lafayette, she was the daghter of Mrs. Ada SIMS and the late Frank SIMS. Her first marriage was Dec.24, 1915 to Frank BERNHARDT. Her second marriage was in 1950 to William PATTERSON, who survives.
Surviving with the husband and mother are two sons, Charles W. BERNHARDT, Culver, and Frank L. BERNHARDT, Angola; a daughter, Mrs. Bernice F. KERR, Springfield, Mass., and eight grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Van Gilder funeral home in Culver. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 2, 1963 to Friday, May 3, 1963

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Saturday, May 4, 1963

Vaughn Edward Neal Sivits
Vaughn Edward Neal SIVITS, six-week-old son of Glenn N. and Virginia L. McCLAIN SIVITS, 106 Clayton street, died at 2:50 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital. He was born March 20 at Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Tracy Allen [SIVITS], 14 months old; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley McCLAIN, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Von SIVITS, Peru, and the maternal great-grandfather, Cyril F. FINK, Huntington.
Services ar pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, May 6, 1963

Ruth Dickover
Services were conducted Friday inthe Shaffer-Crowmer funeral home in Arcadia for Mrs. Ruth WHEELER DICKOVER, 68, step-mother of John DICKOVER, Rochester. Mrs. Dickover died Wednesday evenng at Noblesville.
Mrs. Dickover was married to Fred DICKOVER in 1941. Mr. Dickover survives.
Surviving with the husband and step-son, John, are two other step-sons; a sister and seven step-grandchildrn.
Burial was in the Arcadia cemetery.
Vaughn Edward Neal Sivits
Funeral rits for Vaughn Edward Neal SIVITS, six-week-old son of Glenn N. and Virginia L. McCLAIN SIVITS, 106 Clayton street, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The infant died at 2:50 a.m. Saturday in South Bend Memorial hospital.

Tuesday, May 7, 1963

James O. Martin
James O. MARTIN, 66, Argos, was killed this morning at about 9 o'clock when the 1941 Ford 1 1/2 ton truck he was driving went off the right side of Ind. 110 four miles east of U.S. 31 and rolled over twice. The truck landed on Martin, who was thrown from the vehicle.
Jack HUDSON, R.R. 1, Argos, who lived about 450 yards east of the scene, told police that as he walked from his house, he looked west and saw the Martin truck, which was eastbound, as it went off the road. Hudson said that the truck went into the ditch, then up an incline on the side of the road and turned over at least twice.
Hudson told his wife to call the Grossman funeral home in Argos for an ambulance and he rushed to the scene with his tractor.
Hudson hooked his tractor to the truck which was on its side, and turned it on its wheels. He said he examined the body, but found no signs of life. The sheriff's and coroner's offices and state police investigated.
From the time the truck left the road until it came to a stop, it skidded and rolled over for 120 feet. It also struck a mail box, owned by Donald RAILSBACK, R.R. 1, Argos. The accident occurred just in Fulton county in Newcastle township.
The Martin accident was the fifth fatal traffic accident in Fulton county this year.
Mr. Martin lived on North Michigan street in Argos and was a retired farmer. He also was a partner in the Martin Brothers service station in Argos. He was a lifelong resident of the Argos community. He was on his way to his farm, just north of Ind. 110, to get some old trees when the accident happened.
Mr. Martin's daughter, Mrs. William (Lois) MECHLING, R.R. 1, Argos, is a nurse at Woodlawn hospital
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home.

Walter J. Smith
Funeral services and burial were conducted in Arlington, Va., for a Rochester native, Walter J. SMITH, 62, who died April 3 at the Washington Hospital Center after undergoing surgery for a pulmonary disorder.
He resided in Arlington and had retired in 1956 as head proofreader for the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C., where he had been employed 33 years. At the time of his death, he was business manager of the Metropolitan Metodist church.
A graduate of Rochester high school, he also obtained a degree from Indiana university.
Surviving are the wife, the former Mary DAVIS, 3229 North First Place, Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Joanne HALL, Rockville, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Harold (Madelyn) YOUNG, Rochester; two brothers, Admiral SMITH, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Richard SMITH, Fairfax, Va., and four grandchildren.

Wednesday, May 8, 1963

Effie Perschbacher Newell
Mrs. Effie Mae PERSCHBACHER NEWELL, 84, 196 Main street, died at 2 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since being injured in a fall April 13. She had been in failing health two years.
For 18 years, Mrs. Newell operated a grocery at her home. She closed the business in 1954. Except for several years in Logansport, she had resided all her life in Rochester and vicinity.
Mrs. Newell was born in Tiosa July 13, 1878, the daughter of Luther and Mary Katherine CHURCHILL WADE. Her first marriage was in Rochester on Oct. 2, 1901, to Fred B. PERSCHBACHER, who died Dec. 15, 1939. She was married July 10, 1955 in Rochester to Manford NEWELL, who survives.
A member of the St. John Lutheran church here, Mrs. Newell belonged to the Friendship class of that church and to the Women's Benefit association.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Anna Katherine WINE, Detroit; a son, Fred M. PERSCHBACHER, Rochester; a step-son, Richard R. NEWELL, Rochester; two step-daughters, Mrs. Eli (Barbara) WYNN, Rochester, and Mrs. Richard (Nancy) DUZENBERY, Akron; two grandchildren, and 11 step-children.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

James O. Martin
Final rites for James O. MARTIN, 69, Argos, who was killed Tuesday morning when his truck crashed and overturned on him, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Burial will be in the Parks cemetery at Bourbon. The Rev. Arthur A. SCHENCK will officiate.
Mr. Martin died instantly of a severed spinal column in the accident on Ind. 110 four miles east of U.S. 31.
Born Dec. 10, 1893 in Walnut township, Marshall county, he was the son of Alonzo and Dorcas MARTIN. Except for three years in Elkhart, he had resided all his life in the Argos and Bourbon communities. He had spent winters in Florida recently.
Mr. Martin was a retird farmer and former operator and pertner in the Martin Brothers service station in Argos. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church and was the last survivor of a family of five children.
On April 9, 1916, he was married in Bourbon to Myrtle GASKILL, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Lois) MECHLING, R.R. 1, Argos; a grandson, James G. MECHLING, with the U.S. Navy in France, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were three brothers, Charles, Earl and Leo [MARTIN], and a sister, Mrs. Ethel LUDWIG.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

O. E. Nye
O. E. NYE, 80, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 12:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where arrangements are pending.

Thursday, May 9, 1963

Otha E. Nye
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Otha E. NYE, 80, who died at Woodlawn hospital Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. John KRING will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mr. Nye died of a coronary condition. He had been a patient at Woodlawn for the past six days.
Born Feb. 11, 1883, near Athens, he was the son of Esli and Alice SANDERS NYE. His first marriage was to Nellie Blanche TOWNSEND, who died in 1955. His second mariage was Nov. 18, 1956, to Cleo TEETER, who survives.
Mr. Nye was a retired farmer and had lived in the Rochester area all his life.
Surviving with the wife are a brother, Chance [NYE], South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Cleo Oaks
Mrs. Cleo HARSH OAKS, 58, mother of Wildon "Bill" SCHOLL of Rochester, died Sunday at her home in St. Petersburg, Fla. She had been in ill health a year, seriously sick the past two months.
A native of Mentone, she had resided in Koscusko county almost all her life, moving to Florida five years ago.
Surviving are five sons, Wildon SCHOLL, Rochester; Clifford SCHOLL, Warsaw; Ralph SCHOLL, with the Navy in Hawaii; Dean SCHOLL, Warsaw, and David SCHOLL, at home; and four daughers, Mrs. Phyllis COFF and Mrs. Jean EDGAR, both of St. Petersburg; Mrs. Carolyn THOMPSON, Melbourne, Fla.; and Mrs. Marilyn ANTOON, Greenwood, Miss.
Rites will be Saturday at 1:30 in the McHatton funeral home at Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning Friday afternoon. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Clyde H. Richardson
Clyde H. RICHARDSON, 76, Bedford, O., former resident of Rochester, died Monday evening in his home in Bedford.
Mr. Richardson was born in Fulton county and was the son of Kelsey and Florence STAHL RICHARDSON. He was married to Alma BEEBE, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Stanley [RICHARDSON], Hammond, and William [RICHARDSON], Bedford; two daughters, Mrs. Betty BLENKHORN, Los Angeles, and Mrs. California Ruth MacARTHUR, Bedford; four brothers, Dr. Charles [RICHARDSON]; Rochester; Frank [RICHARDSON], Chicago; Adolf [RICHARDSON] Granger, Ind., and Kline [RICHARDSON], Peoria, Ill., two sistrs, Mrs. Helen MILLER and Mrs. Mary COON, South Bend; several grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Johnson funeral home in Bedford. Burial will be in the Bedford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, May 10, 1963

Anna E. Blacketor
Mrs. Anna Elizabeth BLACKETOR, 85, 228 West 10th street, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since March 1. She had been in failing health for the past two years and seriously ill since she fell last November.
Born April 29, 1878 in Greene county, O., she was the daughter of Abraham and Hannah FLATTER WOLF. She came to Rochester from Greene county in 1894 in a covered wagon and had lived in this area ever since. Her marriage was in Rochester Oct. 23, 1906 to Seymour BLACKETOR, who died Oct. 1, 1942.
Mrs.Blacketor was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and of the Home Circle club.
Surviving are three sons, Merle [BLACKETOR], Rochester; Otto [BLACKETOR], Detroit, and Hugh Robert [BLACKETOR], Medford, Ore.; four daughters, Mrs. Glen (Deloris) McGREW, Rochester; Miss Ethel BLACKETOR, Rochester; Mrs. Paul (Bonnie) DAVIS, Waukesha, Wis., and Mrs. Cecil (Bernice) RHODES, Rochester; a sister, Miss Esther WOLF, Rochester; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Two daughters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Margaret M. Woodcox
Mrs. Margaret M. WOODCOX, 78, longtime resident of Rochester, died at 7 a.m. EST Thursday in Long Beach, Cal., after a year's illness. Mrs. Woodcox had been hospitalized at Long Beach the past 10 days.
Born Sept. 22, 1884, in Tiosa, she had spent most of her life in Fulton county. She and her husband, Ray ]WOODCOX], moved to California 18 months ago after 35 years' residence at 613 East Ninth street.
She was married at Akron in 1901 to John DAVIS, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was March 25, 1918, in Rochester to Ray Woodcox, who survives.
Mrs. Woodcox's parnts were Harve and Laura HEETER RALSTON. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Scientist and of the Evergreen Rebekah lodge.
Surviving besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Guy (Trella) KLINE, Miraleste, Cal., one step-daughter, Mrs. Wilfred (Jenny) JOHNSTON, Mishawaka; two step-sons, Robert L. WOODCOX, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Elmer "Bill" WOODCOX, Bismarck, N.D; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Frank (Ethel) JUSTICE, Rochester; Mrs. Cora BATHRICK, Englewood, Fla.; Mrs. Mary SCROXTON, Rochester, and Mrs. Dorothy DICKEY, Ashland, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews. A daughter and a step-son preceded her in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Church of Christ, Scientist in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Ora L. Smith
Ora L. SMITH, 53, Burket, died at 5:50 p.m. Thursday at his home of a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past 10 years
Born May 28, 1909, he was the son of Edward and Della JEFFERIES SMITH. He was married Sept. 18, 1936 to Neva B. FITTON, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are five brothers, Andrew [SMITH], Mentone; George, Harvey, Charles and Everett [SMITH], all of Akron, and one sister, Mrs. Orlando (Kathryn) SURFACE, Akron. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Reed funeral home in Mentone with the Rev. JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 11, 1963

Alfred F. Ley
Funeral rites will be Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Kewanna for Alfred F. LEY, 74, Kewanna, who died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dorothy TRUITT, in Aiken, S.C.
The Rev. Father Matthew DRENNAN will officiat at the service and burial will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery in Logansport. The rosary will be recited at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna Sunday at 8 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Ley was born Jan. 20, 1889, the son of Frank J. and Mary Ann MARSCHAL LEY. He was married Oct. 1, 1912, to Rosa SINOTT, who preceded him in death.
He was a retired farmer and a former rural mail carrier. Mr. Ley was a member of the St. Ann's church.
Surviving ar the daughter; three sons, Paul LEY, Kewanna; Lt. Col. Edmund LEY, Midwest City, Okla., and Francis LEY, Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth COMPTON, Marion, and Mrs. Margeret WITMER, Canton, O.; two brothers, Winfred LEY, Gas City, and Father E.A. LEY, Terre Haute.

Monday, May 13, 1963

Charles C. Campbell
Last rites for Charles C. CAMPBELL, the state's oldest practicing attorney, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. James SCHUMACHER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Campbell died Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital at the age of 95 years. He had been in failing health 2 1/2 years and was admitted to the hospital April 26 from the Miller nursing home.
He was the oldest living graduate of the University of Michigan, having rceived an A.B. degree in philosophy there in 1895. The following year, he was admitted to the practice of law in Rochester and had continued in that profession here until his final illness.
In over six decades of law practice, Mr. Campbell earned a wide reputation for his sagacity in civil suits. He also was active in community life, being past president of the Rochester Kiwanis club, president of the Fulton County Bar association 10 years and active in the work of the Republican party.
He served one term as city judge by appointment and, at the age of 91, unsuccessfully sought the office again by election. He was several times a delegate to the Republican state convention and in the 1920s was a partner in the formation of a local daily newspaper, The Daily News.
Mr. Campbell also was among the civic leaders instrumental in locating the U.S. fish hatchery here 21 years ago. In 1909, he built the second Lake Manitou cottage on the southeast shore of the lake and continued to own the property until three years ago.
He also had been one of the founders of the Rochester country club and captained its golf team for several years.
Born May 8, 1868, on a 400-acre farm south of Leiters Ford, Charles Cisco CAMPBELL was eldest of eight children of Christopher and Rebecca ZOOK CAMPBELL, pioneer settlers of Aubbeenaubbee township. After eight years of school at Leiters Ford, he taught classes two years before embarking on an eight-year program at the University of Michigan preparatory school and the university proper. He worked his way through both.
His marriage was Jan. 10, 1909, at Rochester, to Grace E. MURRAY, who survives and is now a patient at Woodlawn hospital. The Campbell's residence is at 1002 Jefferson street. Mr. Campbell practiced law with his stepson, Murray McCARTY, at 912 Main street.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian church.
Surviving, besides the wife and stepson, are one stepdaughter, Mrs. Ruth DAVISSON, Logansport; one step-granddaughtr, Mrs. Garry (Zanna) DANIELS, Rochester; two step-grandsons, John McCARTY, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ward McCARTY, Franklin; one sister, Mrs Lucretia Van KIRK, Kentland; one brother, B. B. CAMPBELL, Florida, and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry D. Metzler
Jerry D. METZLER, 47, 500 West Ninth street, died Sunday at 9 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital of pneumonia. He had been a hospital patient 24 hours and seriously ill since Friday. Mr. Metzler had been in failing health for 10 years.
Born Sept. 25, 1915, in Newcastle township, he was the son of Herman and Ada DRUDGE METZLER and had spent his entire life in this county. His marriage was in Rochester Oct. 6, 1939, to Mary Alice SHONK, who survives.
Mr. Metzler had been employed at Beall Tire Shop here the past 12 years. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church, I.O.O.F. lodge No. 47, Manitou Moose lodge No. 1107 and the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Linda [METZLER], at home, and Mrs. LaMar (Ann) JOHNSON, Rochester; two grandchildren, Marianne and Alan JOHNSON; one sister, Mrs. Ken (Emeline) SWANSON, Byron, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Leonard D. Flynn
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God church here for Leonard D. FLYNN, 64, 721 East 10th street, who died Saturday at 12:15 p.m. at his home.
The Rev. C. E. SYLER will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the residence until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and at the church an hour before the service. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Flynn had been suffering a heart ailment the last eight years. He was born April 1, 1899, in Rochester, and had resided here his entire life. Before retirement in 1955, he had been section hand on the Erie-Lackawanna railroad.
His marriage was July 3, 1920, to Marie SWANGO, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Blanche) BAILEY, Rochester; a son, Lester FLYNN, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ben SWEET and Mrs. Emma SWANGO, both of Rochester; one grandson and two great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, May 14, 1963

Edward B. Stipp
Edward B. STIPP, 73, Valparaiso, died Sunday evening in Porter Memorial hospital at Valparaiso.
Born in South Wanatah, Dec. 14, 1889, he was the son of Edward E. and Anna (HILL) STIPP. In 1906 at Winamac he was married to Anna B ROWLES, who preceded him in death in 1951.
Before retiring, Mr. Stipp was a telegraph operator for the Pennsylvania railroad in Kewanna. He was a member of the LaCrosse Methodist church and the Brotherhood of Railway Telegraphers.
Surviving are one son, Raymond [STIPP], Valparaiso; three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Geraldine) BAUMGARTNER and Mrs. George (Maxine) GREEN, both of LaPorte; and Mrs. Alden (Marjorie) RIDGEWAY, Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Floyd [STIPP], Hammond; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Gordon [STIPP], and one sister.
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Wetmore funeral home at Valparaiso with the Rev. John WHITE, officiating. Burial will be in the Adams cemetery near Valparaiso. Friends may call at he funeral home.

Wednesday, May 15, 1963

Everett Clemans
Everett CLEMANS, 80, R.R. 2, Akron, a lifelong resident of the Akron vicinity, died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted two hours earlier following a stroke.
A patient at the Miller nursing home for the last 10 months, Mr. Clemans had been a farm laborer. He was born in Akron April 21, 1883 to James and Lydia CLEMANS. On April 26, 1907, he was married to Retha STRONG, who preceded in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Ethel) BLACKBURN, Mentone, and Mrs. Lester (Georgetta) BURNS, Watersmeet, Mich.; two sons, James [CLEMANS], Kendallville, and George [CLEMANS], Akron; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca RHODES, Lemon Grove, Cal. A daughter, a son and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Harley D. Swihart
Harley D. SWIHART, 60, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 4:45 a.m. today at his home a mile west of Akron. He had been ill six months.
A farmer, Mrs. Swihart had lived in the Akron and Beaver Dam communities all his life. He was born at Beaver Dam Oct. 24, 1902, the son of Alva and Musa WADE SWIHART. He was married in 1921 to Ethel YARIAN and was a member of the Gilead Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Margaret) BENSON, Akron; a granddaughter; the step-mother, Mrs. Osa SWIHART, Tippecanoe; four half-brothers, Howard and Gordon SWIHART, Tippecanoe; Chauncey, [SWIHART], South Bend, and Kenneth [SWIHART], Florida; three half-sisters, Mrs. Helen SHANAFELT and Mrs. Loretta RHODES, Bourbon, and Mrs. Dorothy KINSEY, Tippecanoe.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Charles C. Campbell
Bar Associations of Fulton and nearby counties paid official rspects to the career of Charles C. CAMPBELL, Rochester attorney, at brief rites Tuesday afternoon in the Courthouse.
Mr. Campbell died Saturday at the age of 95 years after practicing law in this city 67 years. Last rites and burial were conducted Tuesday.
Resolutions were presented in eulogy of Mr. Campbell by the Fulton, Kosciusko and Miami County Bar Associations. All were made a record of the local court and copies sent to Mr. Campbell's family.
The Miami resolution said, in part, that "no lawyer ever gave more of his time or more of his self to his client."
Signing the local resolution were attorneys Jesse and Lawrence BROWN, John DELWORTH, William DENISTON, Judge Frederick RAKESTRAW, Mrs. Sue MURPHY, George DEAMER, Wendell TOMBAUGH and William MORRIS.
Also on hand were Judge Gene LEE and attorneys Brooks PINNICK of Warsaw, Attorneys Russell WILDMAN and Hurd HURST of Peru and Delph McKESSON and Marshall KIZER of Plymouth.

Ben Enyart
Ben ENYART, 73, R.R. 1, Claypool, former Rochester resident, died at 4:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient one day. He had been in ill health for the past two years.
Born Dec. 23, 1889 in Rochester, he was the son of Nathan and Emma HOWER ENYART. His marriage was Oct. 3, 1908 in Fulton to Thursia NEWTON, who survives.
Mr. Enyart resided most of his life in the Rochester vicinity until moving to Claypool 12 years ago. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Francis (Burnice) CRISPEN, Macy; Mrs. Barbara SMITH, Westville; Mrs. Kenneth (Juanita) BELL, Denver, and Mrs. Edward (Helen) MANNS, Claypool; six sons, Nathan [ENYART], Deedsville; Gilbert and Daniel [ENYART], Rochester; Thomas [ENYART], South Bend; Stanton [ENYART], Converse, and Russel [ENYART], Warsaw; thirty-five grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Flossie BAILEY, Fulton; Mrs. Ray (Rhoda) BEAVILHEIMER, Tipton, and Mrs. Olive CAREY, Plymouth. A daughter, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SHEWMAN, of the Peru Salem Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 16, 1963

George Garver
George GARVER, 81, R.R. 3, Argos, died of a heart attack at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the reception room of an Argos doctor where he had gone for an appointment.
Mr. Garver lived on a farm on the north side of Ind. 110 west of U.S. 31. He had moved to that area at the age of 15 from Donaldson, where he was born April 10, 1882. His parents were William W. and Melissa LISH GARVER.
On June 4, 1919, he was married in Plymouth to Mary VINALL, who survives. Mr. Garver retired from farming a few years ago because of failing health.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jay B. and George Robert [GARVER], both of Argos, and a grandson. Mr. Garver was the last of a family of three children, two sisters having preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Eldon EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetry at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Harry H. Cole
Harry H. COLE, 76, Sevastopol, was dead on arrival at Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw at 2 p.m. Wednesday after becoming ill while working in a field. He had lived in the Mentone area for the last 25 years.
Born April 12, 1887, he moved to Kosciusko county from Plymouth. His first marriage was in Decemer, 1911 to May COX RINEHOLT, who died in 1936. He was married Sept. 3, 1938 to Vesta KEESECKER WHETSTONE, who survives. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge at Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are three half-brothers, Fred and Arthur MARTIN, Plymouth, and Ralph MARTIN, Benzonia, Mich., and a half-sister, Mrs. Elsie du HADWAY, Plymouth.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Reed funeral home at Mentone with the Rev. Glenn R. KEMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetry at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, May 17, 1963

Joshua Blacketor
Joshua BLACKETOR, 80, longtime resident of the Rochester community, died Thursday at 5:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient five days. Death was due to lung cancer and followed a two-year illness that became serious a week ago.
He was born near Rochester Sept. 1, 1882, the son of Abe and Emergene MILLER BLACKETOR. His marriage was near Talma Jan. 22, 1907, to Rae JONES, who survives.
Mr. Blacketor was a retired carpenter and diesel tractor salesman.
Surviving, besided the wife, are a brother, Kline BLACKETOR, Sr., Rochester; a sister, Mrs. John (Carrie) McKINNEY, Rochester, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Gaines D. Baker
Mrs. Dale HARTMAN, R.R. 1, Akron, has been called to Morristown, Tenn., because of the death of her brother-in-law, Gaines D. BAKER, who died of a sudden heart attack. Funeral arrentements are pending.

Lois Britton
Fulton county's sixth traffic fatality came just nine days after the fifth when Mrs. Robert E. (Lois) BRITTON, 55, Cincinnati, O., died about 3:15 p.m. Thursday of injuries sufferd in a two-car crash Thursday morning on U.S. 31 seven miles south of Rochester.
Mrs. Britton died in South Bend Memorial hospital of multiple skull fractures and severe head cuts. She had been transferrd from Woodlawn hospital to South Bend shortly after the accident.
Her husband, a 55-year-old account executive, also was taken from Woodlawn to Memorial hospital. He was reported in "satisfactory" condition.
Four other persons hurt in the crash were taken to Woodlawn.
Mrs. Merle MYERS, 29, Portage, was transferred to her home by ambulance, following treatment here for severe knee lacerations.
Others hurt in the accident received treatment at Woodlawn as out-patients.

Saturday, May 18, 1963

Laura Mackey
Mrs. Laura MACKEY, former resident of Fulton, died at 58 years of age Friday in Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis after a one-week illness. She was the wife of Dr. C. G. MACKEY of the Logansport state hospital staff.
Born June 6, 1904, at Walnut, Ill., she was married to Dr. Mackey in 1946 at Culver. A resident of Logansport eight years, she had moved there from Culver.
Surviving, besides the husband, are her mother, Mrs. Effie EWER, Inwood; one son, Bernard DILLARD, Inwood; one daughter, Mrs. Ray SWANSON, Alpha, Ill.; one stepson, Dr. Colonel MACKEY, Rensselaer; one step-daughter, Mrs. William JACOBSON, Newport News, Va.; one brother, Howard EWER, Peru; fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Alfred GERNI officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William A. Link
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac for William Andrew LINK, 68, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died at 5 p.m. Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at his home at Lake Bruce.
The Rev. Keith SMITLEY, will officiate and burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A retired farmer, Mr. Link was born Feb. 24, 1895, in Chicago, the son of Henry and Maria HANSON LINK. He was married Oct. 10, 1938, to Fayette BUSCH, who died Nov. 4, 1956.
Surviving are a son, Williem [LINK], Jr., Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. Maria REICHARD, Rochester; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Monday, May 20, 1963

Timmy Joe Willard
Graveside rites were conducted in the Akron cemetery this afternoon for Timmy Joe WILLARD, who was stillborn at Woodlawn hospital at 3 p.m. Sunday. He was the son of Danny and Shelby SMOKER WILLARD of Akron.
Surviving with the parnts are a brother, Danny Lee [WILLARD], at home; the matrnal grandmother, Mrs. Francis SMITH of Florida; the maternal grandfather, Ernest SMOKER, Wabash; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd WILLARD, Akron; the maternal great-grandfather, Albert SMOKER, Akron, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Drennen WILLARD of Tennessee.
The Rev. Harold CONRAD officiatd at the rites. The Sheetz funeral home of Akron was in charge of arrangements.

Chester B. Stauffer
Chester B. STAUFFER, 63, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been in ill health for the past three years with a heart ailment.
Born Feb. 6, 1900 in Argos, he wa the son of Charles C. and Myrta C. BOGGS STAUFFER.
He was a retired inspector of the Bendix Aviation plant of South Bend. He lived in Elkhart for about 20 years and at Plymouth, where he graduated from high school. He returned to Argos in 1940.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Myrta STAUFFER, Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. George (Violet) NELSON, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Cedric (Pansy) SCHLOTTERBACK, Elkhart, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Charles DINWIDDIE officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetry at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 21, 1963 to Wednesday, May 22, 1963

[no obits]

Thursday, May 23, 1963

Elma D. Boggess
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Elma D. BOGGESS, 82, 1231 Monroe street, who died Wednesday at 1:50 p.m. in her home after a cerebral hemorrhage.
Death came after an illness that began march 5. The Rev. James RHOADS will officiat at the service and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born near Rochester May 5, 1881, she was the daughter of Willis and Mary DULMATCH CARTER. Her marriage was in Rochester Nov. 19, 1898, to Fred BOGGESS, who died July 1, 1904. For many years she was housekeeper for her uncle, Levi DULMATCH, at 1221 Monroe street.
Surviving are a son, Donald [BOGGESS], Rochester; a half-brother, Alf CARTER, Rochester; a half-sister, Mrs. Georgia JACKSON, Ontario, Cal.; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Mrs. Frank (Edna) KERN, and a son, Everett [BOGGESS, preceded in death.

Joseph Krauskopf
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Joseph KRAUSKOPF, 79, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. R. J. MUELLER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Krauskopf had been a patient at Woodlawn for two days and had been in failing health for the past year. He was a retired Wabash railroad employee.
He was born Feb. 12, 1884 in Peru and moved to the Mt. Zion community four years ago from Peru. He was married in Ft. Wayne to Anna UHLIG. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran church here and the Old Rails of Peru.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Luella KRAUSKOPF, Elkhart, and Mrs. Gertrude GALLION, Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Jacob SCHAEFER, Peru; a granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, May 24, 1963

Clyde Shively
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Van Gilder funeral home of Culver, for Clyde L. SHIVELY, 64, who died in his home in Culver at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetry and John ROOS will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Sept. 27, 1898 in Rochester, he was the son of Charles and Emma BUMBARGER SHIVELY. He was married Dec. 31, 1921 to Genevieve WARNER, who survives.
Mr. Shively was a retired Railway Express agent and he was a Justice of the Peace for 10 years. He also was the past postmaster of Culver.
He was a past patron of the Emily Jane Culver Eastern Star and was a member of the Culver Masonic lodge and the Scottish Rite of South Bend. He also was a charter member of the Culver Lions club.
Surviving with the wife are a niece, Mrs. Gloria KURTZ KOWATCH, LaPaz; a nephew, Robert Warner KURTZ, Fot Knox, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Clurel MIKESELL and Mrs. Howard DOLL, Culver, and Mrs. Harley BECK, Rochester; and a half-sister, Mrs. Fred HUBBARD, Rochester.
There will be an Eastern Star Memorial service at the funeral home at 7:15 p.m. today.

Josie Golden
Mrs. Ben (Josie) GOLDEN, 68, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview rest home in Peru following a stroke. She had been a patient for one month and had been ill for three months.
Mrs. Golden was born Jan. 23, 1895 in Fulton county to Frank and Sarah FRY SOWERS and lived her entire life in Fulton and Miami counties. She was married in 1937 at Wabash to Ben B. GOLDEN, who survives.
She was a member of the Peru Baptist church.
Several nieces and nephews survive with the husband.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron, with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 25, 1963

Vernon Dubuque
Graveside rites for Vernon DUBUQUE, 50, Indianapolis, a former Fulton county resident, will be at 1:15 p.m. Monday in the Fulton cemetery. Mr. Dubuque died of a heart attack Friday morning in Indianapolis.
Mr. Dubuque lived in Liberty township until a few years ago, when he moved to Indianapolis. He was born in Kokomo to William and Daisy DUBUQUE.
Surviving are the wife, Alma [DUBUQUE], and two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Mildred) GREEN, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Florence SCOTT, Kokomo.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Indianapolis, followed by the Fulton graveside rites.

Silas R. Maxson
Silas R. MAXSON, 87, Argos, died at 8:30 a.m. today in his home. He had been in failing health for the past several years and seriously for two months. Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Monday, May 27, 1963

Charles B. Miller
Charles Bernard MILLER, 69, Delong, was killed at 11:35 a.m. Sunday in a two-auto crash at Ind. 10 and Starke county road 750 East, about two miles east of Bass Lake.
A 1958 Ford, driven by Mrs. Sally Ann KNEPPER, 21, Plymouth was eastbound on Ind. 10 when Miller, driving a northbound 1950 Chevrolet, pulled into the path of the Knepper auto, the Starke county Sheriff's office said.
The right front of Mr. Knepper's car struck the left side of Miller's auto, throwing him from his car, into a utility pole. Police said Miller's death was instantaneous.
Police said that Miller's death was caused by a broken back, and skull fractures.
Mrs. Knepper, suffered severe head and knee lacerations and was taken to the Starke County Memorial hospital.
A passengr in the Miller auto, Kathrine FORT, 47, North Judson, suffered lacerations and fractures of the left leg and arm. She was taken to the Holy Family hospital in LaPorte.
Mr. Miller was born Sept. 27, 1894 in Fulton county and was the son of Frederick and Emma MILLER. He resided most of his life in the Delong community. He was the father of three children and was a retired Erie railroad employee.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Daisy BROWN, Logansport; two sons, William [MILLER], Elkhart, and Walter [MILLER], Delong; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie KLINE, Miss Lena MILLER and Mrs. Rose GUISE, all of Culver; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Van GILDER funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Maynard TITTLE officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery, near Delont. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Gary Lee Harmon
Funeral services still are pending for Gary Lee HARMON, 19, former Kewanna resident, who died Friday at 8 a.m. in a hospital at Walnut Creek, Cal.
Harmon died of a skull fracture suffered in an auto accident early in the day near Walnut Creek.
A graduate of Logansport high school, he was stationed on the USS Alluda at Alameda, Cal., while serving with the U.S. Navy. He was born in Logansport Aug. 31, 1944, the son of Robert and Beverly CALDWELL HARMON and was a member of the Deer Creek Presbytrian church.
Surviving are the father, Robert HARMON, Kewanna; his mother, Mrs. Donald HESS, Logansport; one brother, Danny [HARMON], Kewanna; three stepbrothers, Milton HESS, Logansport, and Reed and Billy HARMON, both of Kewanna; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clay CALDWELL, R.R. 1, Camden; and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret HARMON, R.R. 1, Camden.
The Fisher funeral home in Logansport is in charge of rites.

Roy E. DeLon
Roy E. DeLON, 74, who resided in Aubbeenaubbee township on Route 1, Culver, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 7 p.m. Saturday in his farm home. He had not been ill previously. Born in Kansas Aug. 11, 1888, he moved to Howard county in his early life and then to Culver, where he was married to Lida M. EDGINGTON on April 20, 1935.
Surviving with the wife are a step-son, Harry EDGINGTON, and a step-daughter, Miss Louie Mae EDGINGTON, both of Culver; five grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Blanche SANDS, Wabash.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver with Dr. Ronald C. WILLIAMS, Culver Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Silas R. Maxson
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Argos Congregational church for Silas R. MAXSON, 87, Argos, who died Saturday at 8::30 a.m. in his home of a heart ailment.
Death came after an illness of two months. The Rev. Paul HALBERT officiated at rites and burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. The Grossman funeral home was in charge.
Mr. Maxson was born Aug. 3, 1875, in Argos, the son of Isaac and Ruth MAXSON He was married Sept. 13, 1913, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Hester COMPTON, who survives.
He was a retired town employee.
Also surviving are a son, Clifford, Toledo, O; one brother, James [MAXSON], Arkansas City, Kan.; a half-brother, Delbert MAXSON, Bristol, one grandson and one great-grandson

Tuesday, May 28, 1963

[no obits]

Wednesday, May 29, 1963

Gerald T. Melton, Jr.
Gerald T. MELTON, Jr., three-year-old son of Tom and Eileen THOMAS MELTON, was killed Tuesday morning when struck by a military school bus at Tachikaua Air Force Base, Japan.
The youth was born April 6, 1960 at the air base, where his father is on a tour of duty with the U. S. Air Force.
Surviving with the parents are three sisters, Jaren, 9, Janice Sue, 7, and Kathy Ann [MELTON], 5; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Robert B. THOMAS, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Merton MELTON, Rochester, and several aunts and ncles.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Thursday, May 30, 1963

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, May 31, 1963

John "Pat" Brubaker,
Teresa Brubaker and
Gary Zimmerman
Fulton county's worst traffic crash in two years snuffed out three lives Thursday and sent the county's toll of highway victims soaring to a near-record-breaking nine with the year less than half over. The worst previous year for traveling on Fulton county roads was 1955 when 10 were killed.
Killed instantly at 4 p.m. Thursday when a motorcucle traveling at high speed went out of control and hit a utility pole a mile east of Rochester on the Old Fort Wayne road were:
John "Pat" BRUBAKER, 31, Mishawaka, a former resident and driver of the motorcycle, and his cousin, Gary ZIMMERMAN, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest ZIMMERMAN, LaPorte.
Injured fatally was Brubaker's daughter, Teresa [BRUBAKER], 15, who died at Woodlawn hospital two hours after the crash.
Police said that Brubaker was going west and was unable to negotiate a curve. The cycle went into a ditch on the south side of the road, traveled 50 feet, struck a fence and went along side the fence 62 feet before striking the pole head-on. The cycle struck the pole with such force that it broke it off at the ground.
Brubaker's body was thrown about 12 feet from the cycle and the girl was thrown 31 feet. The boy was found near the back wheel of the motorcyucle. All suffered skull fractures.
Robert EBER, R.R. 1, Rochester, told police that Brubaker had passed him shortly before the accident at a high rate of speed.
Damage was estimated at $900 to the 1960 Harley Davidson motorcycle, owned by Robert GAMBLE, Rochester, Brubaker's father-in-law, whom the Zimmermans and Brubakers were visiting. Police said the fence, owned by Ms. Elnora PETERSON, sustained about $80 damage and the REMC pole $125 damage. State police and the sheriffs and coroner's offices and city police investigated.
Double funeral services will be conducted for John and Teresa BRUBAKER at 2 p.m. Sunday in 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 1 p.m. Saturday.
John BRUBAKER was born July 14, 1931 o Mrs. Othelia PROUTY, Eau Gallie, Fla., and Jack BRUBAKER, R.R. 1, Rochester, and was a driver for the Commercial Motor Freight company of South Bend. He moved to Mishawaka from Rochester six years ago.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was married Oct. 18, 1947 in Rochester to Geneva M. SLOOP, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are a son, John Jeffery [BRUBAKER], 11, the parents; two brothers, Joe [BRUBAKER], Logansport, and Jack T. [BRUBAKER], Van Nuys, Cal., and the grandfather, J. W. BRUBAKER, Rochester.
Teresa Jean BRUBAKER was born in Rochester April 10, 1948. She completed her freshman year at Penn township high school this year. She was a member of the Y-Teens and the French club at school.
Surviving are the mother; her brother, John Jeffery, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Robert GAMBLE, Rochester; the maternal grandfather, Edgar SLOOP, Royal Center; the patrnal grandparents, Mrs. Prouty and Jack Brubaker; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Gene SLOOP, Logansport, and the paternal great-grandfather, J. W. BRUBAKER, Rochester.
Gary Carl ZIMMERMAN was born in LaPorte Jan. 26, 1955 and was the son of Forrest and Mildred Ann ZIMMERMAN, who survive.
Also surviving are a sister at home; the patrnal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl ZIMMERMAN, LaPorte; the matrnal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William GREENE, Rochester, and Harry FOSSOW, Portage, and severl cousins.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Haverstock funeral home in LaPorte with the Rev. M. E. RINKE officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Lake cemetery in LaPorte. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, June 1, 1963

Charles V. Martin
This year is only five months old, but already the traffic carnage in Fulton county has equaled that posted during the worst year in county history--the 10 of 1955.
The county's 10th fatal smash-up came at 2:25 p.m. Friday, less than 24 hours after Memorial Day's triple-death crash on the Old Fort Wayne Road. Friday's smashup occurred in the southwest part of the intrsection of U.S. 31 and Ind. 110 north of Rochester, just south of the Marshall-Fulton county line.
Injured fatally was Charles Vurn MARTIN, 37, R.R. 1, Bunker Hill. He died at 3:50 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital of multiple internal injuries.
Martin was southbound on U.S. 31 in a 1961 Ford flat-bed truck loaded with bags of fertilizer.
Officers said that a 1957 International truck, driven by Harold G. KLOENNE, 32, Logansport, and Martin's truck collieded on 31, when Kloenne, headed west on Ind. 110, was unable to stop for U.S. 31.
Kloenne told officers when he tried to apply his truck's brakes, as he approached the intrsection, the brakes failed and he then tried to gear the truck down in order to stop.
Klienne's brakes finally caught hold and his truck skidded 80 feet into the intrsection, police said. Martin's truck struck Kloenne's on the right side, just behind the cab door.
Both trucks went into the southwest side of the intersection and turned over, 50 feet from point of impact.
Kloenne was treated at Woodlawn for minor cuts and abrasions as an out-patient.
The Ford truck, owned by Omer P. CONN, Peru, was a total loss at $2,000 and the Intrnational, owned by the Palumbo Fruit company, Logansport, also was a total loss at $4,800, police said.
Martin's body was removed to the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru.
State police and the sheriff's office still are investigatng the accident.

Nellie N. Davidson
Mrs. Nellie N. DAVIDSON, 81, 529 East Eight street, died at 1:25 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Feb. 4.
Born near Argos in Marshall county Aug. 31, 1881, she was the daughter of Henry and Sarah KOONTZ WALTZ. Except for a few years in Pawnee City, Neb., she had resided all her life in the Marshall- Fulton county areas.
Her first marriage was Nov. 8, 1900 to Otis BRYANT, who preceded in death. Her second marriae was Sept. 17, 1914 to Fred DAVIDSON, who died in 1935.
She was a member of the Regular Baptist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Adrian (Lillian) COLLAR, Pawnee City; a step-son, Andred V. DAVIDSON, Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Ollie HALL and Mrs. Ada BRUNSON, both of Argos. A step-daughter, three sistes and three brothers preceded in death.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Fred CROWN officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call after 5 p.m.Sunday at the funeral home.

Wilbur Castle
Final rites were conducted in Mishawaka Friday for Wilbur CASTLE, 89, South Bend, a former Rochester resident who died Tuesday in South Bend Memorial hospital following an illness of five years.
Mr. Castle was born in Miami county. He was married in Rochester to Rosetta NORMAN in 1895.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, six grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, and three sisters.
Burial was in the Highland cemetery at South Bend.

Monday, June 3, 1963

Charles W. Wentzel
Charles Wesley WENTZEL, 86, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in his home.
Born Aug. 26, 1876 in Kewanna, he was the son of Edward and Katherine SHADEL WENTZEL. He was married to Nellie Mable KELSO, who died in 1959. Mr. Wentzel, a retired farmer, had spent his entire life in the Kewanna area.
Surviving are three sons, Orville [WENTZEL], Riverdale, Ill., Donald [WENTZEL], Warsaw, and Robert [WENTZEL], Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs Marjorie CARTER, Culver; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bessie MAHLER, Monterey; a half-brother, Perry WENTZEL, South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 4, 1963

[no obits]

Wednesday, June 5, 1963

Dora E. Shireman
Mrs. Dora E. SHIREMAN died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her son, Alton [SHIREMAN], R.R. 2, Macy, following a two-month illness. She was 95 years of age.
Born Feb. 10, 1868, in Kosciusko county, she had resiced most of her life in the Akron community. Her parents were Michael and Barbara KUHN.
Mrs. Shireman was married June 10, 1898 in Kosciusko county to Ira SHIREMAN, who died in 1930. She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God and of the Woman's Society of the church.
Surviving wih the son are a daughter, Mrs. Martin (Dorothy) PAULSON, Medford, Ore., four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A son and seven brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the Franklin cemetery three miles west of Silver Lake. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

Thursday, June 6, 1963

Gerald Melton, Jr.
Final rites for Gerald "Jerry" MELTON, Jr., three-year-old son of Tom and Eileen THOMAS MELTON, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cermetery.
The boy was killed May 28 when struck by a military school bus at Tachikaua Air Force Base in Japan, where the father is stationed.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Dewey Biggs
Admiral Dewey BIGGS, 65, died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 212 Pontiac street. Although he had been in failing health for two years, death was unexpected. He was a lifetime resident of Rochester.
Born in Fulton county Feb. 23, 1898, he was the son of Benjamin F. and Arminta ALSPACH BIGGS. He was married in Rochester Nov. 22, 1919 o Pauline M. DALE, who survives. A member of the First Christian church of Michigan City, Mr. Biggs had been a carpenter in recent years.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Joan) KOCH, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Eugene (Dolores) IHOLTS, Rochester; three sons, Dale R. and William D., Rochester, and Robert D. [BIGGS], Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; two brothers, George [BIGGS], Rochester, and Dee [BIGGS], Macy, and nieces and nephews. Two daughters, a son, four sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Chance E. Beaird
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Chance Edward BEAIRD, 75, 408 Fulton avenue, who died Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. In failing health 10 years, he had been seriously sick for six weeks and was admitted to the hospital five hours before death.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate at rites and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born April 21, 1888, in St. Johns, Ind., he was the son of Cyrus and Ida MOSHER BEAIRD and had lived in this community since 1918, coming from Peru. He was married Nov. 12, 1945, at Fort Wayne, to Bertha McGEE, who survives.
Mr. Beaird was a retired employee of the Wabash railroad and a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, Jerry and Cyrus [BEAIRD], both at home; one step-daughter, Mrs. Robert THOMAS, Rochester; four step-sons, George, Earl and Jack CLARK, all of Rochester, and John O'CONNOR, Plymouth; thirteen step-grandchildren; one brother, Forrest BEAIRD, Fort Wayne; and one sister, Mrs. Bee FAST, Los Angeles. One sister preceded him in death.

Howard K. Hinkle
Howard K. HINKLE, 75, Twelve Mile, died at 12:45 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in Logansport. He had been in ill health for the past eight years.
Born June 3, 1888 in Carroll county, he was the son of Jesse and Lucinda HUNTER HINKLE. His marriage was Sept. 4, 1919 in Logansport to Thurza CHAMP, who survives.
He was a member of the Logansport American Legion and the Bethlehem Methodist church of Twelve Mile.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, Leon L. [HINKLE], Marion; Lyman J. [HINKLE], Mishawaka, and Loren V. [HINKLE], Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Lucinda HEDGES, Rochester, and Mrs. Lena DOWNHOUR, Onward; twelve grandchidlren; a sister, Mrs. Esther PRICE, Trenton, O., and a brother, Clarence [HINKLE], Logansport.
Services will be at 2 pm. Saturday in the Bethlehem Methodist church in Twelve Mile with the Revs. James RHINE and Paul A. GRAMP officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery at Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home at the Junction of U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

George D. Kline
George D. KLINE, 16, R.R. 2, North Manchester, died at 7:45 a.m. today at the St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since Sarurday. Cause of death was complications and a possible brain tumor.
Born Aug. 7, 1946, in North Manchester, he was the son of Ray and Opal SIMPSON KLINE, who survive. He spent his entire life in the North Manchester area and was a member of the Faith Gospel Tabernacle church of Laketon.
Surviving with the parents are six sisters, Mrs. Gail (Ruby) UTTER, South Carolina; Miss Violet KLINE and Miss Martha KLINE, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Jerry (Pearl) DAVIS, North Manchester and Miss Dorothy KLINE and Miss Mary KLINE, at home; six brothers, Ray Allen [KLINE], Jr. and Bennett [KLINE[, Laketon; Henry [KLINE], Wabash; Kenneth [KLINE], Milton, Ky.; Edward [KLINE], North Manchester, and Paul [KLINE], at home. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Faith Gospel Tabernacle church in Laketon with the Rev. George DAVIS officiating. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery. The body will be taken to the family residence, three miles west of North Manchester on Ind. 114, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday. Friends may then call at the church one hour before services. The Sheetz funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, June 7, 1963

[no obits]

Saturday, June 8, 1963

S. DeWitt Savage
S. DeWitt SAVAGE, 66, Macy, was found dead in his bed about 6:30 p.m. Friday by neighbors. Dr. W. K. SENNETT of Macy said Mr. Savage died sometime Thursday night in his sleep.
A lifelong resident of the Macy community, Mr. Savage retired two years ago as a lineman for the General Telephone company in Macy. He was a past master of the Lincoln lodge, F&AM 523, Macy, and also was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge and the Peru Commandery and of the Macy First Christian church.
Born Aug. 20, 1896 near Macy, he was the son of Thomas Y. and Ella BABCOCK SAVAGE. He never married.
Surviving are a sister, Marjorie SAVAGE, Los Angeles; two nieces, Joan and Martha SAVAGE, Detroit; a cousin, Kenneth SAVAGE, R.R. 1, Macy. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home here.

Harry C. Keel
Final rites for Harry C. KEEL, 88 years old, Whitley county, father of Mrs. James (Trella) DUFF of Kewanna, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Miller funeral home at South Whitley. The Rev. Leonard CASTER will officiate and burial will be in the Fairview cemetery in Wabash county. Mr. Keel died at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Monday, June 10, 1963

Judith Hart
Mrs. Judith HART, 25, Beverly Shors, Ind., former Fulton county resident, was among the eight Hoosiers who drowned in Indiana over the nottest week-end of the year.
Mrs. Hart was the sister of Mrs. Max CLAY, Rochester; the daughter of Mrs. John BRADLEY, Rochester, and Stanley BOX, Warner Robbins, Ga. Also surviving are a sister, Miss Janice BOX, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother, Jack BOX, Pompano Beach, Fla.; a step-sister, Mrs. Robert GOODMAN and a step-brother, Glen BRADLEY, both of Rochester.
Mrs. Hart was the mother of three children and was married to Edward HART, 28, who also survives. Mrs. hart had lived in Richland township, as a child.
Police said that the Harts were on a sailboat in Lake Michigan late Saturday night with another couple, Mr. and Mrs. John OWENS, also of Beverly Shores.
Hart told police that a squall overturned the boat, that he and the Owenses had swum to shore and that his wife was still with the boat.
Police took Hart to a nearby Coast Guard station. He was taken aboard ship to search for Mrs. Hart. She still had not been found this morning. The boat was found Sunday--crushed into some rocks. Police said that Mrs. Hart was not wearing a life jacket. Civil Defense workers and others are searching the beach for the woman's body.
Hart was treated for shock, a dislocated shoulder and face cuts and the Owenses were treated for shock at St Anthony's hospital in Michigan City. All were released.

Harry C. Keel
Final rites were conducted Sunday for Harry C. KEEL, 88, Whitley county, father of Mrs. James (Trella) DUFF of Kewana. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery in Wabash county. He died at his home Thursday.
Mr. Keel was born near Findlay, O., July 9, 1874. His first marriage was on Feb. 12, 1910 to Grace HAY of North Manchester, who died June 9, 1928. On Feb. 27, 1935 he married Mrs. Barbara SHAFFER, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Lamoine and George [KEEL], Lansing, Mich., and Esta and Wilson [KEEL], South Whitley; two daughters, Mrs. Phillip (Leta) SHRIVER, South Whitley, and Mrs. DUFF; twenty-two grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Murtie BOWEN, Fort Wayne, and a brother Laurence [KEEL], Covington, O. A son and two daughters preceded in death.

Carl William Kolar
Carl William KOLAR, five-weeks-old son of Mr and Mrs. Richard KOLAR of Argos, died Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in Riley hospital at Indianapolis. The infant had been ill since birth on May 1 at Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
Last rites were held this afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with Stanley SPANGLER of the Bourbon Jehovah's Witness congregation in charge. Burial was in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Surviving are the parents, Richard and Gladys BERGER KOLAR; one sister, Cindy [KOLAR]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Griffith BERGER, R.R. 3, Argos; the patrnal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry KOLAR, R.R. 4, Plymouth, and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Herminey BERGER, Wakarusa.

Ruth T. Inks
Miss Ruth Thelma INKS, 59, Plymouth, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the IBM nursing home in Plymouth following an illness of six months.
Born May 19, 1904, in Rutland, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles and Leona DICKSON INKS. Surviving are three brothers and three sisters.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth with the Rev. James CAMPBELL officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

S. DeWitt Savage
Funeral services were at 2 pm. today in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating, for S. DeWitt SAVAGE, 66, Macy, who was found dead in his bed by neighbors Friday.
Burial was in the Plainview cemetery near Macy and the Macy Lincoln Lodge 523 F&AM conducted Masonic rites.

Tuesday, June 11, 1963

Mae Leavell
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good fueral home for Mrs. Mae EMMONS LEAVELL, 79, who died Monday at 4 p.m. in the Alfran nursing home at Warsaw, where she had been a patient since April 4.
The Rev. R. J. MUELLER will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Leavell was born Sept. 19, 1883, near Tiosa, the daughter of Jesse and Suzanna BURKETT EMMONS. Her first marriage was to James FINNEY, who preceded in death. On Aug. 19, 1909, she was married to Delbert LEAVELL at Tiosa. He died Feb. 26 of this year.
A member of the St. John Lutheran church, she had spent her life in Fulton and Kosciusko counties.
Surviving are a son, Jesse FINNEY, South Bend; two granddaughrrs; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Delbert R. Zumbaugh
Delbert R. ZUMBAUGH, 51, R.R. 2, Argos, was killed instantly at 5 p.m. Monday at the Zumbaugh farm, five miles northeast of Argos, when he was strck by lightning as he was working in the barn lot.
Marshall County Coroner, Dr. Marshall STINE, Bremen, ruled death as accidental.
Born Nov. 15, 1911 in the area in which he died and where he had resided all his life, he was the son of Ray and Nora COX ZUMBAUGH. The father survives. His marriage was at Bourbon on Aug. 22, 1943 to Erma NEIDIG, who also survives.
He was a lifetime farmer and a member of the Bethel Methodist church of Argos and the Relief Circle of Plymouth.
Surviving with the wife and father, Argos, are a daughter, Kathy [ZUMBAUGH], at home, and a brother, Gaylord [ZUMBAUGH], Argos.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bethel Methodist church with the Revs. Ernest MINEGAR and Harley ZUMBAUGH, Three Rivers, Mich., an uncle of the deceased, officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home of Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

Dr. Jacob O. Hay
Dr. Jacob O. HAY, 91, Silver Lake, Indiana "Dentist of the Year" in 1953, died of a heart seizure at 1 p.m. Monday in his Lake Tippecanoe cottage.
His wife, the former Gertrude BABCOCK, died in October of 1961. Surviving are a son, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Silver Lake Methodist church, and burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson funeral home at Silver Lake after 7:30 p.m. today until noon Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

Wednesday, June 12, 1963

Pearl Schulmeyer
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Forrest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend for Mrs. Pearl (BROCKEY) ZOLMAN SCHULMEYER, 85, South Bend, who died of a stroke in South Bend early Tuesday. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery near Talma at noon. The coffin will be opened at the cemetery.
Mrs. Schulmeyer was born in Kosciusko county near Talma and moved to South Bend 50 years ago. She was the daughter of Abe and Mary BROCKEY. Her first marriage was to Charles ZOLMAN, who died in 1914. Her second marriage was to William SCHULMEYER, who died in 1960. She was a member o the Talma Christian church.
Surviving are a son, Lloyd ZOLMAN, Buchanan, Mich.; a brother, Verde BROCKEY, Talma, and several grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Kirk Edward Rogen
Kirk Edward ROGEN, who was born Sunday, died at 6 p.m. Monday at a hospital in Lawton, Okla. He was the son of Pfc. Lowell and Linda CLINGERMAN ROGEN. The father formerly lived in Argos and the mother is a former Bourbon resident.
Pfc. Rogen is stationed with the U. S. Army at Fort Sill near Lawton.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd CLINGERMAN, Bourbon; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. ROGEN, Argos, the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert CLINGERMAN, Etna Green, and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David HITE, R.R. 3, Plymouth.
Private graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. M. C. BONECUTTER of Bourbon at 4 p.m.Thursday in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The Grossman funeral home of Argos is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, June 13, 1963

Lillian May Pontious
Mrs. Lillian May PONTIOUS, 81, 1018 Monroe street, died this morning at 4:30 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since June 4. Prior to hospitalization she had been a patient at the Miller nursing home four years.
Born Dec. 24, 1881, in Crawford county, O., she was the daughter of George and Delila HALLIWELL HARVEY. She was married Jan. 21, 1943, at Rochester to Tully PONTIOUS, who died Jan. 9, 1959. Mr. Pontious was vice president of the Rochester Telephone company, at his death, having served the company from its founding 63 years before.
Mrs. Pontious was a member of the Rebekah and Eastern Star lodges of Rochester.
Surviving are two stepsons, Roscoe D. PONTIUS, Rochester, and Howard A. PONTIOUS, Chicago; step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. A brother, Carl HARVEY of Rochester, and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Nevada cemetery at Nevada, O., where graveside rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rebekah lodge will conduct ritual at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, June 14, 1963

Virgil G Baker
Virgil G. BAKER, 71, Fulton, operator of the Baker Vault Plant in Fulton since 1930, died at 6:10 a.m. today in his home. He had been in failing health for eight years.
Born Sept. 7, 1892 at Wagoner Station, he was the son of Levi and Mattie WYRICK BAKER. He had lived in Fulton since 1914. He was married May 13, 1914 in Macy to Rachel POWELL.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Richard [BAKER], Fulton; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy MAHER, Mesa, Ariz.; the mother, of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Ethel CAIN, Indianapolis. A son and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Paul GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, June 15, 1963

Nellie Hoge
Mrs. Nellie HOGE, 72, former Leiters Ford resident, died in Fort Myers, Fla., Thursday. She and her husband formerly owned and operated the now-defunct Leiters Ford telephone exchange.
Services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Fort Myers. The Harvey funeral home is in charge.

Monday, June 17, 1963

Milo Mehling
Milo MEHLING, 81, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for 10 days. He had been in ill health since February and seriously for the past 10 days.
Born Nov. 16, 1881 in the Gandview community, where he had spent his entire life, he was the son of Henry and Mary BEEHLER MEHLING. His marriage was Feb. 26, 1910 in Fulton county to Effie OVERMYER, who died June 19, 1954.
Mr. Mehling graduated from Rochester Normal university and taught in the Whippoorwill school. He was a retired farmer.
He attended the Grandview E.U.B. church and at one time was a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thelma KANOUSE, Rochester; twin granddaughters, Mrs. Rex (Joan) BOWEN, and Mrs. Robert (Jean) STOUT, both of Akron; a great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grandview E.U.B. church with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.

Bessie Herendeen
Mrs. Ben (Bessie) HERENDEEN, 80, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been in ill health for the past 11 years.
Born Sept. 11, 1882 in Miami county, she was the daughter of Thomas and Florence HOFFMAN SAUSAMAN. Her marriage was Dec. 11, 1909 in Akron, to Charles "Ben" HERENDEEN, who survives.
Mrs. Herendeen had spent her entire life in Miami and Fulton counties, except or five years in Chicago. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Francis EILER, Akron; two sons, Harry [HERENDEEN], South Pines, S.C., and Charles [HERENDEEN], Mishawaka; five grandsons; three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel HIRE and Mrs. Clifford (Pearl) BRADWAY, both of Rochester. A son and four brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.

Katherine Davis
Mrs. Katherine DAVIS, 78, Akron, died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in Woodlaw hospital, where she had been admitted following a truck-car crash Friday in which five Fulton and Miami county persons were injured. Mrs. Davis died of brain hemorrhage and shock.
The accident happened Friday two miles north of Deedsville at the Miami-Fulton county line, when the brakes failed on a 1953 pick-up truck, driven by Dwight GALLIPO, 53, Macy, and the truck struck the 1955 auto, driven by Mrs. Ralph MARTIN, 29, Akron, in which Mrs. Davis was a passenger.
Mrs. Martin and Mrs. GALLIPO, a passenger in the truck, were listed in "fair" condition at Woodlawn, where they were admitted after the accident.
Mrs. Martin suffered neck and back sprains, a shoulder injury and hip contusions. Mrs. Gallipo sustained severe neck sprain and broken ribs.
Gallipo was treated for head and face lacerations and was released. Mrs. Martin's daughter was also treated and released.
Mrs. Davis was born Aug. 23, 1884 in Henry township where she had spent her entire life. She was the daughter of Oliver and Rose HARPER SHRIVER. Her marriage was Nov. 4, 1935 in Rochester to Frank A. DAVIS, who survives.
She was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Surviving with the husband are a step-daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Blanche) PICKENS, Rochester; a step-grandson; two step-great-grandchildren, and her mother, Mrs. Rose KNIGHT, Peru.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 18, 1963

Effie Summe
Mrs. Effie SUMME, 88, Akron, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for three weeks. She had been in ill health for the past two years and seriously for eight months. She was a lifelong resident of Fulton county.
Born June 7, 1875 in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Albert and Elizaeth BECHTELHEIMER TUCKER. Her marriage was in Sevastopol, Ind., Oct. 20, 1862 to Leonard SUMME, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are a son, Loyd [SUMME], Rochester; seven grandchildren, of which the Summes raised one granddaughter, Mrs. Kermit (Wilma) LEININGER, Fort Wayne; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild a sister, Mrs. Ida HUFFER, Claypool, and a brother, Ivan TUCKER, Mentone. Two daughters, a son, four brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Harold CONRAD and D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery near Mentone. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

Hattie Allen
Mrs. Willis (Hattie) ALLEN, 75, Flora, mother of Basil ALLEN, Rochester, died this morning at Memorial hospital at Logansport.
Surviving with [Basil] Allen, are three other sons and a daughter, all of Flora.
Services are pending at the Carter funeral home in Flora.

Etna Ewer
Funeral services for Mrs. T. J. (Etna E.) EWER of South Bend, formerly of Macy, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the South Bend Church of Christ, Calvert and Caroline streets. A short service also will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Mud CreekChapel Church of Christ on U.S. 31, just [north] of Speck's Corners.
Mrs. Ewer died at 1 p.m. Monday in a convalescent home in South Bend. Among the survivors are the husband [T. J. EWER]; a daughter, Miss Jeaness EWER, South Bend; two granddaughters, and several great-gradchildren.

Gilbert T. English
Gilbert T. ENGLISH, 63, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died Monday afternoon at the Bluffton clinic of a heart ailment. He was a former director of the Fulton County REMC and had been chairman of the Cass County Farm Bureau.
Survving are the wife, two sons, five grandchildren, and four sisters.
Last rites will be at the Harrison chapel in Royal Center Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Gene SELLERS officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.

Wednesday, June 19, 1963

Charles B Herendeen
Charles "Ben" HERENDEEN, 85, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 3 a.m. today at his home of a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past six months. His death was unexpected.
Born Dec. 11, 1878 in Kosciusko county, he ws the son of Warren and Martha Jane BALL HERENDEEN. His marriage was Dec. 11, 1909 in Akron to Bessie SAUSAMAN. Mrs. Herendee died Sunday morning at Woodlaw hospital--just three days before her husband's death.
Mr. Herenedeen was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Modern Woodmen lodge. He was a retired farmer and had resided in the Akron area all his life.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frances EILER, Akron; two sons, Harry [HERENDEEN], South Pines, S.C. and Charles [HERENDEEN], Mishawaka; five grandchildren. A son and 10 brothers and sisters preceded in death.
There will be double services for Mr. and Mrs. Herendeen at 2 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burials will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday and at the church one hour before services.

Hattie Allen
Last rites will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Carter funeral home at Flora for Mrs. Hattie ALLEN, 74, R.R. 1, Cutler, who died Tuesday at 1:50 a.m. in Logansport Memorial hospital after a week's illness.
She was the mother of Basil ALLEN, Rochester. The Rev. Jarman TERKINS will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Zion cemetery near Flora. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born June 30, 1888, in Carroll county, she was the daughter of Reuben and Alberdie CALHOUN KITCHEN and was married Aug. 29, 1912, to Willis ALLEN.
She was a member of the Mt. Olivet Methodist church.
Also surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda SHONK, Flora; three other sons, Harold [ALLEN], Cutler; Doral [ALLEN] and Lawrence [ALLEN], both of Flora; sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildre. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.

Thursday, June 20, 1963

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Friday, June 21, 1963

Harry H. Barter, Sr.
Harry H. BARTER, Sr., 76, died Thursday at 11:35 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient 36 hours. Death was due to lung carcinoma. Mr. Barter resided at Lakeview orchard on the Mt. Zion road, southeast of Rochester.
He had been in failing health five years, seriously sick two weeks.
Born May 8, 1887, in Holgate, O., he had resided here the past 35 years, moving from Fort Wayne. His marriage was Oct. 15, 1909, in Memphis to Marie GARDEWIN, who died Aug. 21, 1957. His parents were Lot and Sarah BARTER.
Mr. Barter had retired from operation of the Lakeview orchard in 1958.
Surviving are two sons, Harry [BARTER], Jr., at home, and Gale [BARTER], New York City; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Gloria) FELLERS, Akron; two grandchildren, Stephen and Susan Marie FELLERS, Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Velma FORTRESS and Mrs. Pearl ULSH, both of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Faye McMILLAN, Miami; two brothers, Arthur [BARTER], Oakland, Cal., and Raymond [BARTER], Marion, and a half-sister, Mrs. Margaret WAKEMAN, Grass Lake, Mich.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, June 22, 1963

John Engel
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Braman funeral home at Knox for John ENGEL, 90, Monterey, who died Thursday at the Ruff nursing home in Knox after an illness of two years.
A retired farmer, he was married to Mary Katherine WISELY, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are six [sic] sons, Walter [ENGEL], Leiters Ford; Harvey [ENGEL], Monterey; Robert [ENGEL], Fort Wayne; Donald [ENGEL], Knox; Ernest [ENGEL], Oaklawn, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie HOWELL, East Chicago; Miss Doris ENGEL, Oaklawn, Ill., and Mrs. Julie STORTS, Stonington, Conn.; two brothers, Peter [ENGEL], Springfield, Mo., and Charles [ENGEL], Monterey; one sister, Mrs. Joe MEISER, Rochester, and fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Monday, June 24, 1963

William Gray
William GRAY, 8, died Sunday at 3:45 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient 36 hours. He had been seriously ill since Thursay and in failing health several years.
Mr. Gray resided at Island Park on Tippecanoe river north of Rochester on U.S. 31. He had been a rsident of the community since 1946.
Born at Indianapolis April 26, 1881, he was the son of James and Jane FOSTER GRAY. He was a retired employee of the Rybolt Furnace company of Indianapolis, in later years worked at the Island Park Bargain Center and sold bait to fishermen.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Nellie EBERHARDT, Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Willard WRIGHT, Indianapolis.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Luther Townsend
Luther TOWNSEND, 59, Peru, died Friday afternoon of a heart attack sustained at his home. He was the father of Philip TOWNSEND, Rochester.
Also surviving are another son, two daughters, six grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters. Rites were held today in Peru with burial in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Elmer E. Hinshaw
Elmer E. HINSHAW, 88, Star City, died Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the Rochester nursing home. He was a retired farmer and livestock buyer
Surviving are two daughters; two sons; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister and two brothers. Rites are pending at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac, where friends may call.

Alfred McClure
Alfred "Fuzzie" McCLURE, 54, died at 11 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been in failing health for the past six months.
Mr. McClure was born Nov. 6, 1908 in Rochester. He had lived at the Fulton County Home since July 2, 1945.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Grover C. DAILEY, Cedar Lake, Ind.
The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where arrangements are pending.

Tuesday, June 25, 1963

Alfred McClure
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Alfred "Fuzzy" McCLURE, 54, who diee Sunday night in Woodlawn hospital. He had resided at the Fulton County Home since 1945.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Charles C. Babcock
Charles Clark BABCOCK, 71, former Rochester resident, died Monday at 9:05 p.m. in the Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis, after a lingering illness. He had resided at Indianapolis sice 1927.
Mr. Babcock owned a Ford auto agency in Indianapolis until retiring in 1953. Since that time he had operated a farm in Marion county.
Born Jan. 20, 1892, in LaPorte, he was the son of Clark and Louise PETERSON BABCOCK. He moved with his parents to Fulton and then to Rochester, where he was reared. He worked at the former Sol Allman clothing store here, moved to Chicago and returned to Rochester in 1924 to operate the Ford auto agency.
His marriage was to Elizabeth JOHNSON, who survives. Also surviving are an uncle, J. R. BABCOCK, Bradenton, Fla.; an aunt, Mrs. B. B. MUSSON, Hudson, Mich., and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Fred [BABCOCK], died in 1920.
Mr. Babcock was a 32nd Degree Mason; a member of the Rochester Masonic and Royal Arch lodges, Knights Templar at Plymouth, Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine at Indianapolis and Knights of Pythias of Rochester.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek mortuary in Indianapolis, where friends may call after Wednesday noon. Graveside rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, June 26, 1963

Jennie M. White
Rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac for Mrs. Jennie M. WHITE, 82, who died Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital here. She had been residing with a daughter, Mrs. Eva HICKLE, Kewanna, before her hospitalization.
The Rev. C. D. BARRINGER will officiate and burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born in Huntington county Sept. 24, 1880, she was the daughter of Isaac and Amanda McHANEY CASSADAY. She was an active member of the Winamac Christian church. Her husband, Theodore WHITE, died in 1957.
Surviving besides the daughter, are two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Two sons, Lawrence and Francis [WHITE], preceded in death.

Thursday, June 27, 1963

Cleda Baldwin
Mrs. Cleda BALDWIN, 52, 517 Fulton avenue, died Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in Memorial hospital at Logansport, where she had been a patient since May 17. Death was attributed to multiple carcinoma and came after a six-month illness that was serious for seven weeks.
Born Nov. 27, 1910, at McPherson, Kan., she was the daugher of William and Minnie DeARMENT THOMAS and had resided in Rochester 34 years, coming here from Peru. She was married Jan. 12, 1929, at South Bend, to John D. BALDWIN, who for 35 years has been employed in The Sentinel's mechanical department.
Mrs Baldwin was a member of the United Presbyterian church here, of the Women's Benefit Association, the American Legion Auxiliary and was a graduate of Peru high school.
Surviving, besides the huband, are her father, William THOMAS, of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Joe (Janet) BRUBAKER, Logansport; two grandchildren, Dan and Debra BRUBAKER, Logansport; one brother, Cecil THOMAS, Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Minta FORD, Rochester. A son and a daughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery north of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Normal Leap
Private funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna for Normal LEAP, 74, who died Wednesday night at the home of his sister, Mrs. D. P. KEENEY, in Kewanna. He had made his home there for 31 years.
The Rev. Harry TAYLOR will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.
Born Oct. 18, 1888, in Boone county, Mr. Leap was the son of W. D. and Corlista FOSTER LEAP.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. KEENEY, Mrs. Ray KILE, South Bend, and Mrs. Dolly DULL, Monroe, Mich., and several nieces and nephews. A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Friday, June 28, 1963

Paul D. Strasser
Paul D. STRASSER, 57, was found dead Thursday at 12:45 p.m. in the barn at the rear of his home in Logansport. He was the father of Fred STRASSER, R.R. 1, Rochester.
Mr. Strasser ended his life by hanging. He had been despondent because of ill health. Also surviving are the wife, four daughters, two other sons, fifteen grandchildren, nine brothers and a half-sister.
Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport after 7 pm. today.

Harland C. Bowyer
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Fosetr & Good funeral home for Harland C. BOWYER, 64, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died at 8 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in the Walton cemetery with graveside rites at 4 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Bowyer had been ill two years with a heart condition. He entered the hospital Monday. A retire farmer, he was a member of the Walton E.U.B. church and of the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Born Feb. 25, 1899, at Walton, he was the son of Harry W. and Ada BENNETT BOWYER and had resided in the Rochester community 12 years.
His first marriage was in 1917 to Lottie BURROUS, who died June 16, 1946. He was married Oct. 12, 1947, to Geneva NIES LANZ, who survives.
Also surviving are his mother, of Walton; three daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Mary Ann) RICHARDSON, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Paul (Jane) BAKER, Elkhart, and Mrs. Jay (Kathryn) WHITE, Lincoln; four sons, Sherman [BOWYER], Walton, Bud [BOWYER], R.R. 2, Logansport, Byron [BOWYER], Kokomo; Junior [BOWYER], New Carlisle; one sister, Mrs. Mabel BRATTON, Walton; a step-son, John LANZ, Rochester, and sixteen grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death.

Clarence T. Gunter
Clarence T. GUNTER, 67, Logansport, died Thursay at 4:50 p.m. in St. Joseph's hospital of that city. He was the stepfather of Miss Nancy ROICE, Kewanna, and brother of Cecil GUNTER, Fulton.
Last rites will be at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home in Logansport at 10:30 a.m. Monday with burial in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Phoeba Sicks
Mrs. Clarence (Phoeba) SICKS, 66, Silver Lake, died at 1:20 a.m. toda in the Murphy Medical center, at Warsaw of a heart seizure. She had been in failing health for the past two years and seriously for two weeks.
Born March 13, 1897 in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Henry and Christina OHMS CLINKER. Her marriage was Nov. 9, 1942 to Clarencve SICKS, who survives. She spent her entire life in the Silver Lake community. She was a member of the South Pleasant church.
Surviving with the husband are four step-sons, Raymond SICKS, North Manchester; Harold [SICKS], Mishawaka; John [SICKS], Fort Wayne, and William [SICKS], Hartford City; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frank ALBERTSON, Atwood, and several nieces and nephews. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery near Silver Lake. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, June 29, 1963

[no obits]

Monday, July 1, 1963

Charles H. Whiteside
Charles H. WHITESIDE, 72, Plymouth, died at 5 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth of a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the last six months.
Born in Rochester Aug. 13, 1890, he was the son of William and Jane ELLIOTT WHITESIDE. He was married in Rochester to Mary Etta ABAIR on Nov. 2, 1912, He was a retired Nickel Plate railroad employee.
Mr. Whiteside lived in the Argos community for 40 years before moving to Plymouth.
A sister, Miss Christina WHITESIDE, Indianapolis, is the only survivor. The wife and three children preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Arthur A. SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Garr Edwards
Garr EDWARDS, 52, Kokomo, died by electrocution Sunday at about 6 p.m. while standing in Nyona Lake at his summer cottage.
Edwards was preparing to water his lawn with an electric pump that was at the end of his pier. As he stood in the water, he turned on the pump and began to reach down into the water for the hose.
As he leaned over, he grabbed hold of a chain link fence, that goes around the pier, to steady himself.
The metal fence apparently had been electrically charged from the pump motor. Edwards was electrocuted when he touched the fence.
Relatives who were staying at the cottage with Edwards, Carl GARDNER, Peru, and William CORNELL, Kokomo, were fishing close by.
Cornell saw what happened. He jumped into the water and tried to pull Edwards loose, but was unable to because of the electric current and he received a shock, too.
Cornell called to Garner, who ran over and turned off the power.
Edwards then fell into the water and Cornell and Garner took him to shore. Both men said that Edwards was still breathing when they got him ashore, but that he stopped breathing shortly afterwards.
A neighbor, Mrs. Alberta PALMER, a registered nurse, was summoned immediately. Mrs. Palmer tried mouth-to-mouth respiration, but was unable to revive Edwards. Edwards was pronounced dead by County Coroner Dr. Howard ROWE and Dr. W. K. SENNETT of Macy.
Dr. Rowe, Dr. Sennett and State police investigated.
Garr Monroe "Buck" EDWARDS was born Aug. 11, 1910 in Tipton county and was the son of John and Etta BENNETT EDWARDS. He was married in 1940 to Besse SPURGEON, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are a son, John [EDWARDS], Gary; three brothers, Orville [EDWARDS], Tipton county; Walter [EDWARDS], Kempton, Ind., and Carl [EDWARDS], Kokomo; a grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m.Wednesday in the Ellers funeral home in Kokomo, with the Rev. John M. NEWSON officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Memor Gardens cemetery at Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

E. Ted Baber
E. Ted BABER, 69, Silver Lake, died at 5:30 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw following an illness of two months.
Born Sept. 5, 1893, in Miami county, he was the son of Freeman and Mary ZUBER BABER. He was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Baber owned and operated a furniture store and funeral home in Silver Lake from 1919 to 1928 and then in Roann from 1928 to 1943. He retired 20 years ago.
Surviving are a son, Robert [BABER], Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Justine HOLLAN, Fort Myers, Fla.; and five grandchildren. Mr. Baber was the last of five children in his family.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Ralph H. Taylor
A New Troy, Mich., man died of a coronary attack at the wheel of his car Sunday. The vehicle swerved off U.S. 31 and hit a medical building under construction at the south edge of Argos.
He was Ralph H. TAYLOR, 57, who was driving south when he suffered the fatal attack.
The body first was taken to the Grossman funeral home in Argos and then to Three Oaks, Mich., for burial.

Tuesday, July 2, 1963

[no obits]

Wednesday, July 3, 1963

Florence Zook
Final rites for Mrs. Florence ZOOK, Detroit, Mich., will be at 1 p.m. Friday at 1337 East Jefferson street in Detroit. Mrs. Zook died Monday.
The husband, Albert [ZOOK], formerly resided in Leiters Ford. Also among the survivors are cousins residing in Leiters Ford and Rochester.

Thursday, July 4, 1963

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, July 5, 1963

Grover B. Ellis
Grover B. ELLIS, 78, was found dead this morning at his home at Fairview Heights on Lake Manitou. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Agatha C. Dwyer
Mrs. Agatha C. DWYER, 73, Logansport, died at 11:25 p.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph hospital in Logansport. Mr. and Mrs. DWYER formerly owned and operated the general store in Kewanna.
Born July 21, 1889 in Burrows, she was the daughter of Michael J. and Anna CONNAUGHTON McGREEVY. Her marriage ws June 24, 1914 to Peter J. DWYER, who survives.
Mrs. Dwyer was a graduate of Holy Angels academy of Logansport and of St. Mary's of Notre Dame. She was an early member of the Logansport Mother's club and the Delphian society. She helped organize the National Council of Catholic Women at St. Ann's church in Kewanna and was for many years chairman of the Kewanna Christmas Seal drive. She also was an active member of the Mount St. Joseph college of Cincinnati, O, and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella of Logansport.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Michael J. [DWYER], Camden, and five daughters, Mrs. Robert D. LINDGREN, Indianapolis; Mrs. Patrick J. KIRWIN, Columbus, O.; Mrs. Harold HERDER, Cincinnati; Mrs. Don E. MALEY, Darien, Conn., and Mrs. Clark KING, Santo Domingo, Dominion of the Republic. A brother and five sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday in the St. Bridget's church in Logansport with the Rev. Father Francis MEEHAN officiating. Burial will be in the St. Vincent's cemetery of Logansport.
The St. Ann's Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and the St. Bridget's Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport after 2 pm. Saturday.

Clyde Ault
Clyde AULT, 75, R.R. 1, Rochester, prominent farmer who lived 6 1/2 miles south of Rochester, died at 1 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted at 5:15 p.m. Thursday. Ill since Dec. 26, 1961, he had been in serious condition the last three weeks.
He was born in Fulton county July 14, 1887, the son of Joseph and Martha Elizabeth CROMER AULT. He had resided most of his life in this county. Mr. Ault was married in Rochester Dec. 23, 1911 to Fern Margaret MILLER. He was a member of the Rochester United Presbyterian church.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Carl Miller AULT, R.R. 1, Rochester; three grandchildren, Mrs. Don (Margaret) HARNER, Kingsbury, and Dana and Carl David [AULT], R.R. 1, Rochester; a great-granddaughtr, of Kingsbury, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Delphi officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m.Saturay.

Ansel W. Huntley
Ansel W. HUNTLEY, 52, Wood Dale, Ill., died at 9:45 pm.Thursday in the home of his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Earl STALEY of Argos, where he had lived since becoming seriously ill two months ago.
An air conditioning engineer, Mr. Huntley had lived in Wood Dale for five years and in Chicago and Huntington previously.
Born in Milwaukee Feb. 8, 1911, he was the son of Walter E. and Ollie F. WAINSCOTT HUNTLEY. He was married in Chicago Jan. 1, 1936 to Jeannette WHEAT. He was a member of the Galewood Community church in Chicago.
Surviving with the wife, mother and step-father, are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Wendy) REIMER, Bluffton, and Monnie HUNTLEY, at home, and a son, Heath [HUNTLEY], at home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Revs. M. F. BESS of Argos and Thomas F. REIMER of Bluffton, the deceased's son-in-law, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

George Boomershine
George BOOMERSHINE, 58, South Bend, brother of Mrs. Merl RICHTER of Richland Center community, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening in the St. Joseph hospital at South Bend.
Several nieces of Fulton county survive in addition to Mrs. Richter.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hollis funeral home in South Bend and burial will be in the St. Joe Valley Memorial Park.

Saturday, July 6, 1963

Grover C. Ellis
Last rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Grover C. ELLIS, 78, retired carpenter who died Friday at 10 a.m. at his home in Fairview Heights, Lake Manitou. He had been in ill health two years.
The Rev. C. E. SYLER will officiate at the funeral service and burial will be in the Marion I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born July 17, 1884, in Decatur, he was the son of Thomas A. and Sarah BENNETT ELLIS. His marriage was Feb. 12, 1932, at Marion, to Helen Blanche BALDWIN, who died Dec. 10, 1946.
Mr. Ellis had lived in this community since 1935, moving here from Marion. Surviving are several cousins, including Larry BENNETT and Mrs. Warren READING, both of Warran.

Martha L. Whybrew
Mrs. Roy. (Martha L. BUCHANAN) WHYBREW, 56, Kewana, died at 4:30 a.m. today in the Bluffton clinic.
Born April 28, 1907 in Fulton, she was the daughter of Edward and Harriet BROWN BUCHANAN.
Surviving with the husband, [Roy L. WHYBREW], are a daughtr, Ms. Nila Jane WEEN, Tulsa, Okla., and two grandchildre.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after noon Sunday.

Monday, July 8, 1963

Mearl J. Bucher
Mearl J. BUCHER, 69, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 8 a.m. today at his home following an illness of six years. He had been seriously ill since January.
A lifelong residet of the Akron community, Mr. Bucher had farmed the same farm for 50 years. He was born June 24, 1894 in Wabash county to Ammon and Della RAGER BUCHER. His marriage was on Sept. 18, 1913 to Daisy YOUNG, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Lucille) SMITH, Dayton, O., and Mrs. Bradley (Mabel) KNESS, Huntsville, Ala; two grandchildren; the step-mother, Mrs. Mary BUCHER, Akron, and three half-sisters, Mrs. Harry (Matilda) DOUB, Akron, and Mrs. Helen CRESS and Miss Maridean BUCHER, both of Fort Wayne. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 9, 1963

John A. Snyder
John A. SNYDER, 59, died this morning at 7:25 o'clock in his home at 1221 Canterbury drive, South Bend. Mr. Snyder, former resident of Rochester, had been ill since May 18.
Born March 26, 1904, at Leiters Ford he was the son of Joseph and Leida REID SNYDER. An employee of the Bendix Corporation at South Bend the last 15 years, he had resided in that city for eight years. Prior to that, he had spent the majority of his life in Rochester.
His marriage was July 1, 1922, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Pauline CLAY, who survives. He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Burwyn (Almyrta) BLUE and Mrs. Robert (Georgia Ann) DELP, both of Rochester; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Dell (Elva) WAGONER, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Lulu BRYANT, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. George (Belle) HAMMOND, Rochester; two brothers, Arthur [SNYDER], Marion, O., and Frederick [SNYDER], Huntington, and several nieces and nephews. A sister and two brothers preceded him in death.
Last rites will be Thursday 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, where the local I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday. The family requests that contributions other than flowers be made to the cancer fund.

Carol Jean Tagmeyer
The daughter of Don TAGMEYER, who has leased the boat slicks and ramp at the Colonial hotel on Lake Manitou for the last four years, was killed Monday as she and her mother were driving to Rochester.
Carol Jean TAGMEYER, 16, Mishawaka, died instantly and her mother, Mrs. Edna Belle TAGMEYER, was injured critically in the crash on Ind. 331 four miles north of Bremen.
State police said the car, driven by Mrs. Tagmeyer, ran off the road, plowed 50 feet through a corn field and landed upright in a shallow creek.
The mother and daughter were coming here to get the father. The three planned to go to Chicago, where the daughter was to undergo an operation on her upper lip.

Wednesday, July 10, 1963

[no obits]

Thursday, July 11, 1963

Mark David Martin
Mark David MARTIN, three-year-old son of the Rev. Jim and Ruby HOLDMAN MARTIN, died Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in his home on R.R. 1, Silver Lake. The child had been ill six months with leukemia.
Born Oct. 19, 1959, at Bonneterre, Mo., he had lived in the Silver Lake community two years. His father is pastor of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving, with the parents, are a sister, Suzanne Dianne [MARTIN], at home; the maternal grandparets, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene HOLDMAN, Leadwood, Mo.; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob MARTIN, Wooster, O., and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Church of God, five miles east of Akron, with the Rev. Thomas DOUGLAS, officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Saturday, also at the church an hour before the service.

Myrta C. Stauffer
Mrs. Myrta C. STAUFFER, 84, a native of Argos, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Milleman convalescent home in Elkhart. She had lived with her daughter, Mrs. C. R (Pansy) SCHLOTTRBACK, in Elkhart for the last five years.
Born Sept. 30, 1879, she was the daughter of Lewis and Zelda Jane HITE BOGGS. She was married April 2, 1899 in Argos to Charles STAUFFER, who died Septe. 8, 1957. Mrs. Stauffer was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving with Mrs. Schlotterback are another daughter, Mrs. George (Violet) NELSON, Tampa, Fla.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Minta COX, and two brothers, Elton BOGGS, Denver, Colo., and Vernon BOGGS, Plymouth. A son, Chester [STUAFFER], died last May.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Charles E. DINWIDDIE officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today
Friday, July 12, 1963

Rev. C. F. Golden
The Rev. Charles Fremont GOLDEN, 76, R.R. 1, Denver, died Thursday at 3:15 p.m. in Dukes hospital at Peru after an eight-month illness.
A Baptist minister 49 years, he had served 34 years at Denver and Chili Bsaptist churches. He also had been at the Perrysburg church and the past three years at the Jordan Baptist church of Argos.
Surviving are the wife; two sons; a daughter; eight gradchildren and a sister. Rites will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Chili Baptist church. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home. Burial will be in Chili cemetery.

Saturday, July 13, 1963

[no obits]

Monday, July 15, 1963

Walter Ryjewski
Walter RYJEWSKI, 79, South Bend, a native of Poland who had lived at various times in Argos with a nephew, James KAMINSKI, died at 8 a.m. Sunday in St. Joseph hospital at South Bend. He had bee ill two years and a patient at the hospital two weeks.
Born Sept. 4, 1884 in Galena, Poland, he came to Chicago in 1903 and moved to South Bend in 1934.
Surviving with the nephew are four daughters, three sons and a sister in the Unites States and a sister and a brother in Poland.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Thaddeus KWAK of Plymouth officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Maude S. Steffey
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian church for Mrs. Maude S. STEFFEY, 80, 1205 Pontiac street, who died Saturday at 3 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rebekah lodge will conduct its services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. today.
Mrs. Steffey had been in failing health eight months and seriously sick for a week.
Born May 1, 1883, in Richland township, she was the daughter of Henry and Hannah BARNETT MOW. A life resident of this community, she was married in Rochester on July 19, 1911, to Omer STEFFEY. He died in 1945.
She was a member of the First Christian church, the Christian Women's Fellowship and the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are a brother, Ray B. MOW, Indianapolis, and a niece, Mrs. Tillman WILSON, Rochester.

Tuesday, July 16, 1963

Timothy Lynn Sears
Funeral services are tentatively set for Thursday morning in the Bright funeral home in Pendleton for Timothy Lynn SEARS, age 3, who was struck and killed Monday afternoon by an auto. The body had been taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here and then removed to Pendleton.
The youth ran in front of an eastbound auto driven by L. P. WALPOLE, 66, South Whitley, on Ind. 14 1 1/2 miles east of Rochester. The boy died instantly of skull, collar bone, neck, leg and pelvis fractures.
The youth's death brought the county traffic toll to a rcord high--11. The most fatalities recorded in one year in the county was in 1955, when 10 persons lost their lives in Fulton [county] highways.
Born Feb. 16, 1960 in South Bend, Timothy Lynn was the son of George and Sue SIMS SEARS. The family resides on Barnett road near Lake Manitou, about a block from the scene of he accident. The Sears had only lived in the county for three weeks, coming here from Daytona Beach, Fla.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Gerald Randal, 7; two sisters, Sandy, 5, and Monica [SEARS], 18 months, and both the paternal and maternal grandparents.
Burial will be in the Grovelawn cemetery at Pendleton.

Leona L. Sullivan
Mrs. Leona L. SULLIVAN, 81, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 12:15 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after suffering a heart attack about 2 p.m. Monday at her home southeast of Argos. Mrs. Sullivan had not been ill previously and death was unexpected.
Born in Missouri June 10, 1882 she had lived in Fulton county many years before moving to Marshall county 22 years ago. She was the daughter of Thomas and Lydia HISEY PARTRIDGE. Her marriage was in Fulton county in 1907 to Walter D. SULLIVAN, who died April 18, 1953. Mrs. Sullivan was a member of the St. John Lutheran church of Rochester.
Surviving are a son, Gerald [SULLIVAN], R.R. 1, Argos; a grandson, Hal M SULLIVAN, and nieces and nephews. A son, Melvin [SULLIVAN], died at the age of seven years. Mrs. Sullivan was the last survivor of a family of nine children.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. John Lutheran church here with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Wednesday, July 17, 1963

[no obits]

Thursday, July 18, 1963

Daisey D. Kistler
Mrs. Daisey D. KISTLER, 85, Leiters Ford, died at her home at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday after being in failing health for four years. She had lived in Leiters Ford since 1951.
Born Feb. 27, 1878 in White Pigeon, Mich., she was the daughter of Irvin and Susan RAFSNIDER SWEET. She was married Nov. 12, 1912 in Maywood, Ill., to Earl F. KISTLER. She lived in Hammond before moving to Leiters Ford.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. W. Robert (Mary Jane) BOSTIAN, Long Beach, Cal.; two grandsons, and a great-granddcuahter. A sister and six brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Clyde BECKNER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Friday.

Mrs. Roscoe Bowers
Mr. and Mrs. Paul ADAMSON and son were called home from a vacation in Michigan because of the death of Mrs. Roscoe BOWERS, 57, Rushville, Mr. Adamson's sister. Services will be in Rushville Friday.

Friday, July 19, 1963

Infant Hartle
The infant son of Paul Leroy and Anna Lee LUTZ HARTLE, Culver, was stillborn at 5:25 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis E. LICHT, Culver, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. HARTLE of near Leiters Ford.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Charles Eicholtz
Charles EICHOLTZ, 74, died at 4:45 a.m. today in the Miller Nursing home, where he had been a patient since May 3, 1960. Mr. Eicholtz had lived in this area since 1951. He was born Sept. 14, 1888. Funeral services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Guy D. McMillen
Guy D McMILLEN, 76, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital of a heart attack.
Born April 17, 1887 in Rochester, he was the son of Henry and Maria FENNIMORE McMILLEN. Mr. McMillen spent his entire life in the Green Oak community. He was a retired farmer. His marriage was Dec. 31, 1911 in Culver to Tensie HAYWARD, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Gerald D. [McMILLEN], Naples, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Franes) SHIPLEY, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Carrie JONES, Fulton; a brother, George, [McMILLEN], Akron; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday 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 after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 20, 1963

Infant Hartle
Graveside services will be conducted in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for the infant son of Paul Leroy and Anna Lee LUTZ HARTLE, Culver. The baby was stillborn at 5:25 a.m. Friday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
The Rev. Clyde BECKNER, Jr., will officiate at the rites.
Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.

John H. Linneman
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian church for John H. LINNEMAN, 87, 1029 Main street, who died at 4 p.m. Friday at his home after a five-month illness.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today and at the church an hour before the service.
A Rochester resident 18 years, Mr. Lineman came here from Illinois, where he had been in the general mercantile business 30 years. He was born Oct. 16, 1875, at Flanigan, Ill., the son of John H. and Geska FRANZEN LINNEMAN.
His marriage was Oct. 22, 1902, at Graymont, Ill., to Anna M. STRETCH, who survives. Mr. Lineman was a member of the First Christian church and Modern Woodmen lodge.
Also surviving are a son, John A. [LINNEMAN], Dayton, O.; a daughtr, Mrs. Martin E. NORDBERG, Corning, N.Y; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Lambert H. [LINNEMAN], West Union, Ia.; two sisters, Mrs. H. G. BUCHLER, Pekin, Ill., and Mrs. Julia DAWSON, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. One daughter, Mrs. Edith CARLSON, of Rochester, preceded in death.

Arthur Maglecic
Three men, including a Rochester truck driver, were killed early today in an accident involving a car and a tractor-trailer rig on U.S. 24, near Grand Rapids, O.
Killed were Arthur MAGLECIC, 44, 414 East 10th street, driver of the grain-hauling truck owned by Everett RENTSCHLER of Liberty township. Also dead are Carroll LEACH, 22, Toledo, and a passenger in the Leach car, William H. SMITH, 30, Toledo.
Another passenger, Channie C. NEWBERRY, 20, Toledo, was reported in "fair' condition at Maumee Valley hospital.
The Ohio state highway patrol said the collision occurred while the automobile was passing the truck. Both drivers lost control and the vehicles plunged into a 20-foot ravine.
Maglecic, a bachelor, had been employed as a truck driver for the past 17 years. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ernest FORD and Mrs. Lester GORDON, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Kenneth MILLER, Sunnyvale, Cal, and two brothers, Edward [MAGLECIC], Rochester, and John [MAGLECIC], Norwood, O.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Evelyn Wolf
Prayer services will be at 8:30 p.m. today in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Miss Evelyn [Lucille] WOLF, 59, who died of smoke inhalation when lightning set fire to the home of her brother, Peter WOLF, three miles southeast of Argos, Friday.
The Rev. Eldon EVANS will officiate ad burial will be in Racine, O., on Wednesday. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-10 p.m. today.
Miss Wolf's body was found at the top of the stairs leading from her second floor bedroom. Fire damage to the house was estimated at $3, 000.
Born April 17, 1904, at Racine, O., she had lived in the Argos community 15 years. Her parets were John and Lottie WOLF and she was a member of the Walnut church of the Brethren.
Surviving are three brothers, Peter WOLF, Argos, Harry and Albert WOLF, both of Racine, O.

Ismael D. Reyna
A violen electrical and rain storm that gripped Rochester and Fulton county for several hours Friday night caused the death of a worker on the Murle Zellers farm six miles west of the city when he was hit by lightning.
Ismael D. REYNA, 17, was struck about 8:30 p.m. and was taken to Woodlawn hospital by Eugene McCLAIN, who lives near the Zellers farm. Reyna was dead on arrival at the hospital.
The youth was standing in a doorway of a residence building when he was struck.
Dr. Howard ROWE, coroner, and Lyman BAKER, deputy cooner, said Reyna was electrocuted by the lightning.
The youth had been employed by Zellers for two months. Surviving are his parents, Jose ad Julia DALGADO REYNA, two sisters and two brothrs, all of Mexico. The boy was an American citizen, having been born in San Renito, Texas. The body was taken to the Foster & Good funeral home.

Charles Eicholtz
Final rites for Charles EICHOLTZ, 74, who died at 4:45 a.m Friday in the Miller nursing home, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good fueral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the Francklin cemetery northeast of Akron.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, July 22, 1963

Infant Danner
Graveside services were held today at Washington Park cemetery in Indianapolis for the stillborn son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry V. DANNER, Indianapolis.
Mrs. Danner is the former Jane ILER, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harold ILER of Rochester.

Arthur Maglecic
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Arthur MAGLECIC, 44, 414 East 10th street, who died in a car-truck accident Saturday in Ohio at 1:30 o'clock Saturday morning.
The Rev. Russell GORDON of Dunkirk, O., will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Maglecic was enroute to Toledo with a semi-trailer load of grain when the accident occurrd on U.S. 24 near Grand Rapids, O. Ohio police said that a car driven by William H. SMITH, 30, Toledo, was passing the truck when both drivers lost control. The vehicles plunged into a ravine 20 feet deep. Maglecic died of a broken neck and skull.
Smith and a passenger, Carroll LEACH, 22, Toledo, also were killed. Another passenger, Channie NEWBERRY, 20, Toledo, was injurd.
Maglecic was driving a truck owned by Everett RENTSCHLER, Liberty township, and had been employed as a truck driver 17 years. A veteran of World War II, he is a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Born Jan. 7, 1919, at Delong, he was the son of William and Edna MILENKO MAGLECIC and had lived in this community all his life. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Ann) FORD and Mrs. Lester (Margaret) GORDON, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Kenneth (Helen) MILLER, Sunnyvale, Cal., and two brothers, Edward [MAGLECIC], Rochester, and John [MAGLECIC], Norwood, O.

Wednesday, October 23, 1963

Mrs. Lawrence Bright
Mrs. Lawrece BRIGHT, 335 Indiana avenue, died at Woodlawn hospital about 11:30 a.m. today. Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, July 24, 1963

Leonard Fields
Leonard FIELDS, 59, Compton, Cal., died Tuesday morning in a Compton hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was formerly of the Burton neighborhood and South Bend.
Surviving are a daughter, Soudh Bend, and three brothers, John [FIELDS], Burton; Cecil [FIELDS], Grass Creek and Val [FIELDS], Huntigton; a sister, Mrs. W. L. (LaVena) McCARTY, Worthington, Ind; three granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.

Albert F. Eisert
Albert Fay EISERT, 73, 509 East 14th street, died at 7:30 a.m today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Tuesday evening after suffering a coronary attack. He had had one previous heart attack, in 1960, but his death was unexpected.
Born Feb. 15, 1890 in White county, he was the son of William and Mary EISERT. He had lived in the Rochester area for 21 years and had a farm in Newcastle township. His marriage was July 1, 1914 at Logansport to Blanche HILKERT, who survives.
Mr. Eisert, a retired farmer, was a member of the Lucerne Church of Christ and the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving, with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Mary) HARVEY, Rochester; a son, Bert G. [EISERT], Rno, Nev.; five grandchildren, Mrs. Arnold (Kay) HORN, Rochester; Mrs. Robert (Karen) BURKETT, Akron; Gary HARVEY, Rochester; Brent and Monie EISERT, Reno, and a great-grandson, Bradley Gene BURKETT, Akron.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturay in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Indian Creek cemetery at Lucerne. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, July 25, 1963

Luvilla Rhodes
Mrs. Luvilla RHODES, 69, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold CHAPMAN of Camden, where she had resided for the last 1 1/2 years. She had been in failing health for the last three years.
Born Aug. 22, 1893 near Athens, she was the daughter of Allen and Emma SHRIVER BALLENGER. Her marriage was Feb. 27, 1915 at Akron to Porter RHODES, Sr.; who died May 23, 1962. Except for the last 1 1/2 years, she resided her entire life in the Rochester area.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs Harold (Nina) CHAPMAN, Camden; Mrs. William (Selma) GILLESPIE and Mrs. Don (Lorene) SPICE, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Dick (Irene) MILLER and Mrs. Gerald (Emalene) KINDIG, Rochester; four sons, Porter [RHODES], Jr., Warsaw; Thomas and Dale [RHODES], Rochester; and Bobbie [RHODES], Hobart; twenty-nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Marvin BALLENGER, Rochester, and Harvey BALLENGER, Akron. A son and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Olive Bethel Church of God near Akron with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Oscar O. Engle
Funeral rites and burial were held in California for Oscar O. ENGLE, 70, native of Lake Bruce who died July 18 at his home in Yucca Valley, Cal.
A retired carpenter, he was a veteran of World War I and had served 16 years in the Navy. He was born in Fulton county Oct. 4, 1892, the son of Frank and Evelyn BRUCE ENGLE.
Surviving are the wife; four brothers, Arthur, Chester and Cecil [ENGLE], all of R.R. 1, Kewanna, and James [ENGLE], Monterey; four sisters, Mrs. Della JENKINS, Benton Harbor, Mich., Mrs. Estella LaVIOLETTE, Flint, Mich, and Mrs. Grace CALDWELL and Mrs. Frances HURLBURT, both of R.R. 1, Kewanna; ten nieces and ten nephews. One son preceded him in death.

Moss Hooks
Moss HOOKS, 61, Wabash, died at 9:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He was the father of Junior HOOKS, Athens. A daughter and three other sons live in Wabash.
The Wire funeral home in Wabash is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, July 26, 1963

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Saturday, July 27, 1963

Miriam Richter
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Miriam D RICHTER, 91, who died Friday at 6:15 p.m. in the Pontius nursing home here.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate at services and burial will be in he I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Richter, who formerly resided at 1202 Bancroft avenue, had been a patient at the nursing home since Nov. 1, 1961.
She was born in Fulton county Nov. 27, 1871, the daughter of Jonas and Lavina CRAMER GILBERT. She had spent most of her life in this community and was a member of the First Christian church.
Her marriage was in Rochester March 23, 1892, to Leslie E. RICHTER, who died Aug. 5, 1943.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (Elizabeth) MABY, R.R. 1, Akron; two granddaughters, Mary Alice and Joyce Ann MABY, and a sister, Mrs. E. I. WARE, Madera, Cal.

Asa Routh
Asa ROUTH, 89, Lakeville, died at 8:40 a.m. Friday in the St. Joseph hospital at South Bend after suffering a heart attack in his home.
He was born in Culver and had lived in St. Joseph county before moving to Lakeville. He was a retired farmer. Surviving with the wife, the former Daisy HISSONG, are four daughters, a son; four grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Harden funeral home in Lakeville, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery at South Bend. The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of arrangements.

Meta L. Thrush
Mrs. Meta Louise THRUSH, 87, 1116 Elm street, died this morning at 1:15 o'clock at her home after an illness of six wees.
Born April 3, 1876, in Three Oaks, Mich., she was the daughter of John and Margaret HEUSI HESS and had lived in this community 51 years. Previously she resided in Indianapolis and LaPorte Her marriage was April 23, 1905, at LqPorte to Oren C. THRUSH, who died Aug.7, 1917. Mrs. Thrush attended the First Baptist church.
Surviving are one daugher, Miss Esther THRUSH, teacher at Riddle elementary school; three sons, Richard [THRUSH], Buffalo, N.Y., Ralph [THRUSH], Milwaukee, and Maurice [THRUSH], Kokomo; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers and five sisters preceded her in death.
Private funeral services will be Monday 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. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday. The family requests that any memorials be donated to the Indiana Blind Society; such donations may be made at the funeral home.

Cora V. Weirick
Mrs. Cora Viola WEIRICK, 80, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Wlma) SULT, R.R. 3, Rochester, with whom she had made her home for the last 34 years. She had been ill for the last several years.
Born in Mentone June 15, 1883, she was the daughter of George and Mary SILSBY WHETSTONE. She had resided in Fulton and Kosciusko counties all her life. She was married July 3, 1900 in Mentone to William H. WEIRICK, who died July 3, 1923. She was a member of the Grandview E.U.B. church and of the WSWS of the church.
Surviving with Mrs. SULT are three sons, Raymond R. [WEIRICK], R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; Rupert L. [WEIRICK], Fort Wayne, and Donald G. [WEIRICK], Rural Route, Bourbon; nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. William RUPERT, Elkhart, and a cousin reared by Mrs. Weirick, Clifford WEIRICK, Claypool.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grandview E.U.B. church with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetry. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, July 29, 1963

Arthur W. Weaver, Sr.
Arthur W. WEAVER, Sr., 75, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m today at Woodlawn hospital of complications of a heart condition. He had been a patient at Woodlawn since Wednesday evening and had been in failing health since March.
Mr. Weaver was born May 20, 1888 in the Green Oak community and was the son of Isaac and Lillie PRATT WEAVER. His marriage May 4, 1915, to Marie L. TUOHY, who survives. He had lived in the Rochester area all his life.
Mr. Weaver was a retired gasoline tank truck operator and had been employed at various local filling stations for many years.
Surviving with the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Joesph E (Audrey) MEISER, R.R. 5, Rochester; a son, Arthur L. WEAVER, Jr., R.R. 4, Rochester, and three grandchildren. A grandson, Gary MEISER, died Feb. 19, 1962.
Services will be at 2 p.m.Wednesday 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.

A. Irvin Nelson
A. Irvin NELSON, 81, Mentone, died Saturday evening at the University Medical Center at Cleveland, O.
Mr. Nelson was the founder and president of the First National bank of Warsaw and president of the Farmers State bank of Mentons.
He was born March 2, 1882 in Mentone, where he had resided his entire life. His marriage was to Tural C. EDDINGER in 1909.
Surviving with the wife are a son; a daughter; a sister, Mrs. Nora TEEL, Mentone; a brother, and two grandchildren.
Mr. Nelson was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 576 of Mentone and of the Indiana Bankers association. A 32nd Degree Mason, he was a member of the Scottish Rite, Warsaw Commandry Knights Templar Lodge 10, Elks Lodge 802, Kosciusko County Shrine club, Mentone Lions club and Warsaw Countil 88 RSM.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist church in Mentone with the Revs. Irvin OLSON and E. C. RALSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the Reed funeral home after 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday and at the church after 1 p.m. until time of services.

Tuesday, July 30, 1963

Ernest Loofborough
Ernest LOOFBOROUGH, 62, Kewanna, died Monday at 6:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where friends may call.
The Rev. John COLE will officiate at funeral services and burial will be in the Shaffer cemetery near Kewanna.
Born April 5, 1901, in Grass Creek, Mr. Loofborough was the son of Joseph W. and Tina SHIRM LOOFBOROUGH. He was employed at the Kewanna postoffice.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Edith LOOFBOROUGH, Kewanna, and Mrs. Glenna SEDAM, Logansport; a brother, Joe [LOOFBOROUGH], Benton Harbor, Mich.; an aunt, Minnie EVANS, Kewanna; a niece; a great-niece; a nephew and several cousins.

Leo Alderfer
Leo ALDERFER, 68, died at 6 p.m. Monday at his home on R.R. 1, Argos, of a heart seizure.
Born March 1, 1895 in Fulton county, he was the son of Clinton and Wilnetta McCLURE ALDERFER. He was married Jan. 29, 1917 at Plymouth to Gertrude FLETCHER, who survives.
Mr. Alderfer, a farmer, had lived in the Argos community for the past 42 years, coming from Kosciusko county. He was a member of the Walnut Gospel church.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Hermen and Weldon [ALDERFER], both of R.R. 1, Argos; six grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Earl (Glenn) HARTMAN, Mrs. Dean (Mable) ARMEY, Mrs. Harry (Florence) MORRIS, Mrs. Luetta MARTENS, all of South Bend, and Mrs. Walter (Edith) CLEVENGER, Rochester; four brothers, Vern [ALDERFER], South Bend; Ralph and Lester [ALDERFER], Rochester, and Carl [ALDERFER], Tippecanoe. A daughter, a son and two sisters preceded him in death.
Services will be at the Walnut Gospel church at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Revs. Roman MILLER of South Bend and James WALSH officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Alderfer home after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church from noon until time of services. The Grossman funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Mike Blaze
Mike BLAZE, 76, Chicago, a former Fulton county resident, was found dead at his home about 5 p.m. Monday.
Born July 17, 1887 in Yugoslavia, he had lived at Nyona Lake about three years and then in the Burton neighborhood from 1948 to 1957. He was married in 1912 in Chicago to Bessie HAMMER, who died Nov. 7, 1956. Mr.Blaze was a retired farmer.
Surviving are a step-son, Sanford KRAMER, Chicago, and three nieces, Mrs. Paul HURTIG, Rochester; Mrs. Ben BALINDO, Macy, and Mrs. Mildred EDGINGTON, Athens.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Bessie V. Robbins
Mrs. Bessie Viola ROBBINS, 79, Mentone, died at 4:30 a.m. today in her home.
Born June 21, 1854, she was the daughter of James DORLAND. Her marriage was to Henry ROBBINS, who died in 1948.
Surviving are a son, two daughters, two sisters, a brother, five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Reed funeral home at Mentone. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 31, 1963

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Thursday, August 1, 1963

Jesse M. Stamm
Jesse M. STAMM, 88, Kewanna, died Wednesday evening in the Miller nursing home.
Born Sept. 14, 1874 near Kewanna, he was the son of John H. and Sara KRIPES STAMM. His marriage was Oct. 18, 1889 to Cora M. WRIGHT, who died Sept. 26, 1957. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are two sons, Charles [STAMM], Fort Wayne, ad Hugh [STAMM], Monterey; a brother, Albert [STAMM], South Bend; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Hill church near Kewanna with the Rev. Keith SMITHLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Plessant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after noon Friday.

Mack E. Kesler
Mack E. KESLER, 93, a lifelong resident of Fulton county whose home was at Akron, died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday in the Miller nursing home here.
Born in Fulton county March 19, 1870, he was the son of Abraham and Nettie LOVE KESLER. He was married July 21, 1898 to Melinda CREAKBAUM, who preceded in death. Mr. Kesler was a retired farmer.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Fred KESLER and Elaine [KESLER], both of Indianapolis. Five brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at he funeral home after 2 p.m.Friday.

Leota Lane Day
Word has been received here of the death of Leota LANE DAY, one of the famed LANE SISTERS of Vaudeville, stage and movie fame. She died July 25, during heart surgery at Burbank, Cal. Mrs. Day was 50 years of age.
The Lane sisters vaulted from church choir performances at Indianola, Ia., to stardom in the entertainment world in the 1930s and 1940s. Their mother was the former Cora HICKS, sister of Earl HICKS of Kokomo and a native of Macy. The late Ben and Charles MULLICAN of Rochester were uncles.
The girls' father was Dr. L. A. MULLICAN, dentist and later postmaster at Indianola. Other members of the sisters' act were Lola, Rosemary and Priscilla LANE.

Friday, August 2, 1963

Cecyle M. Miller
Mrs. Cecyle M. MILLER, 76, 1212 Main street, died Thursday at 9:10 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient one month. She was the wife of Earle A. MILLER, director of the Fulton county welfare department.
Death came of malignancy following two years' illness.
Born at Syracuse Oct. 26, 1886, she was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Emma GORDY BRADY. She was the last surviving member of a family of nine children. Mrs. Miller had resided in this community since early childhood.
Her marriage was Nov. 24, 1912, at Rochester. Mrs. Miller was one of the city's earliest telephone operators and also had been employed as a bookkeeper at the former Beyer Brothers creamery. She was a member of the Fulton County Mental Health association.
Mrs. Miller was a talented musician and also was an authority on graphology, the art of handwriting analysis.
Surviving, besides the husband, are three nieces, Mrs Olivene REYNOLDS, Davis, Cal.; Mrs. Rosalind CHRISTENSEN, San Diego, Cal., and Miss Shirley BRADY, Lake Villa, Ill., and four nephews, Donald KUMLER, Rochester, Alden KUMLER, Detroit; Joe BRADY, Mishawaka, and Paul S. EMRICK, McLean, Va.
Rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good fneral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON 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. Saturday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made in the form of donations to the cancer fund.

Rosa Gamble
Miss Rosa GAMBLE, 78, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Alfan nursing home in Warsaw, where she had lived the past year. She had been ill four months.
A livelong resident of the Silver Lake community, she was born July 20, 1885 in Wabash county to Thomas and Eliza Jane WERTENBERGER GAMBLE. She was a member of the Soouth Pleasant Methodist church. She never married.
Surviving are a brother, Roscoe [GAMBLE], who lives in the Pleasant View nursing home at Waash, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, a sister, a half-sister, and four half-brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the South Pleasant Methodist church with the Rev. Grover TIPTON officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home after noon Saturday until noon Sunday and for one hour at the church.

Rev. William C. Aughinbaugh II
Word has been received here of the death of the Rev. William C. AUGHINBAUGH, II, 34, Staten Island, N.Y., nephew of Mrs. Chester (Ruth) OVERMYER and Mrs. Art (Dorothy) FANSLER, both of Rochester. The Rev. Aughinbaugh suffered a heart attack while conducting religious services in Staten Island. He was born the son of William C. AUGHINBAUGH, a former Fulton county resident.
Surviving are the wife, Alice [AUGHINBAUGH]; two sons, William Clyde [AUGHINBAUGH], III and Byron Paul [AUGHINBAUGH]; a sister, Ellen [AUGHINBAUGH], and the mother. Services were conducted this afternoon in the Meislohn funeral home in Fort Richmond, N.Y., with burial in the Long Islad National cemetery.

Saturday, August 3, 1963

Mabel E. Cook
Mrs. Mabel E. COOK, 74, North Manchester, died Friday at 11:45 a.m. at St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne after a three-month illness.
She was born at Bartlesville, Ind., Sept. 26, 1888, the daughter of James and Clara NORMAN SOWDER. She was married Dec. 26, 1914, to Charles E. COOK, who survives. Mrs. Cook was a member of the Methodist church and Eastern Star.
Also surviving are two children, Mrs. Dale (Elizabeth) BERKEBILE, Rochester, and Charles Robert COOK, Phoenix, Ariz; two brothers, Roy SOWDER, Bedford, and Stanley SOWDER, New Castle; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Bender funeral home at North Manchester with the Rev. Dale PAVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, August 5, 1963

John F. Becker
John Fredrick BECKER, 86, 516 Fulton avenue, died at 8 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted 45 minutes prior to death. Mr. Becker had been in ill health for the past six months and seriously ill once week.
Born Jan. 20, 1877 near Fulton, he was the son of Charles and Mary MYERS BECKER. His marriage was Dec. 25, 1902 in Rochester to Mary HANNA, who survives. The Beckers celebrated their 60th anniversary last year.
Mr. Becker was a blacksmith for a number of years until 1932 and then was a civil service worker for the government until his retirement in 1945. He was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church, the I.O.O.F. Lodge 47 of Rochester and the Mount Horeb Encampment 24. He was a 50-year member of the local I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Fred E (Mercedes) MILLER, Rochester; two sons, Robert [BECKER], Logansport, and Deverl [BECKER], Rochester; four grandchildren, Barbara and Beth BECKER, Rochester, and Jackson and Kathryn BECKER, Logansport; a sister, Miss Emma BECKER, Plymouth; a brother, Ernest [BECKER], Fulton, and several nieces and nephews. Five brothers preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery with the local I.O.O.F. lodge conducting graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William F. Hoffman
Funeral services were conducted today in the Silver Creek Church of God near Akron for William Foster HOFFMAN, 66, who died at 1:10 p.m. Saturday at his home in Akron. The Revs. James MARTIN and Victor YEAGER officiated and burial was in the Silver Creek cemetery. The Haupert funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hoffman, who had been in ill health for the past 10 years, was born Feb. 8, 1897 in Miami county to Ezra and Lydia DEWALD HOFFMAN. His marriage was in June of 1918 to Eathel DRUDGE, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a memer of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, Wayne and Earl [HOFFMAN], Akron, the Rev. Elvin [HOFFMAN], Idaville, and Edward [HOFFMAN], Claypool; a daughter, Mrs. Emogene MILLER, Akron; fourteen grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Willard (Mabel) KUHN, Burket, and four brothers, the Rev. Ralph [HOFFMAN], Elkhart; Claude [HOFFMAN], Roann; Russell [HOFFMAN], Coldwater, Mich., and Frank [HOFFMAN], Laketon.

Nelson Bowen
Nelson BOWEN, 86, died at 2:45 a.m. today at his home in Akron following an illness of two weeks.
Mr. Bowen, a lifetime resident of the Akron area, was born in Fulton county Jan. 11, 1877 and was the son of John and Rebecca HARTMAN BOWEN.
His first marriage was in 1900 to Emma NICODEMUS, who died in February of 1954. His second marriage was in May of 1955 to Bessie KRIEG, who survives. Mr. Bowen, a retired farmer, was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Miss Ruth BOWEN, Akron; Mrs. Doris STANLEY, Wabash, and Mrs. Lois DRUDGE, Claypool; three sons, Raymond [BOWEN], Lakeville; Paul [BOWEN], Akron, and Albert [BOWEN], Rochester; twenty-four grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildre; three brothers, Clem [BOWEN], Donaldson; Ray [BOWEN], Argos, and Vernon [BOWEN], Leiters Ford, and four sisters, Mrs. Sarah WELLER, Waterman, Ill.; Mrs. Alice NORRIS, Rocheter, and Mrs. Rose HATCH, Macy. A daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 6, 1963

William E. Sipson
William E. SIPSON, 77, who lived at Wolf's Point on the west shore of Lake Manitou, died of a heart ailment at 10 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient four days. He had been in failing health eight years.
A retired train director for the Pennsylvania railroad, he was born Sept. 5, 1885 in Lockport, N.Y., to Everett and Katherine JEFFS SIPSON.
He ha lived at Lake Manitou the last 15 years, moving from Oil City, Pa.
Mr. Sipson was married in Spartanburg, Pa., Aug. 16, 1910 to Maude WINANA, who survives. He ws a member of the Oil City I.O.O.F.
Surviving with the wife are numerous nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m.Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 7, 1963

Myrtle C. Mathias
Mrs. Myrtle C. MATHIAS, 51, R.R. 1, Peru, former Fulton county resident, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluffton Clinic following an illness of 2 1/2 years.
Mrs. Mathias lived in Fulton county for several years, but resided most of her life in Miami county, where she was born Sept. 16, 1911 to Henry and Alice TINSLEY SWOPE. Her marriage was in 1930 to J. Elton "Bud" MATHIAS, who survives. She was a member of the St. James E.U.B. church of Peru
Suviving with the husband are three sons, a sister and four grandchildren. Five brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru with the Rev. John KNIGHT officiatig. Burial will be in the Ever Rest Memorial Park cemetery in Cass county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, August 8, 1963

Charles D. Fisher
Charles D. FISHER, 55, native of the Rochester community, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Wednesday at 9 a.m. in his home near Berrien Springs, Mich.
Born in the Burton neighborhood northwest of here, Mr. Fisher had left here 40 years ago and spent the remainder of his life in the Berrien Springs area. His parents were Frank and Ella CLEMENS FISHER.
Surviving are the wife, five children, two sisters including Mrs. D. C. ANDERSON, Rochester, and five brothers.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the McGlothin funeral home in Berrien Springs with burial to follow there.

Urben S. Bahney
Urben S. BAHNEY, 59, died at 4:10 a.m. today at his home, R.R. 1, Akron, of complications of a heart condition. Mr. Bahney had been ill for the past three years and seriously ill for six weeks.
Born Oct. 28, 1903 in Miami county, he was the son of Samuel and Mary Ellen YARIAN BAHNEY. His marriage was Jan. 18, 1928, to Nellie DILSAVER, who survives. Mr. Bahney was a farmer and had spent his entire life in Akron community.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Bonnie) MILLER, R.R. 2, Roann; four sons, Bob [BAHNEY], R.R. 2, Kewaqnna; Marvin and Virgil [BAHNEY], R.R. 1, Akron, and John [BAHNEY], R.R. 2, Macy; nineteen grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Roseta OLIVER, Akron; Mrs. Albert (Hazel) SCHIPPER, R.R. 1, Roann, and Mrs. William (Verna) BEMENDERFER, Indianapolis, and a brother, Mose [BAHNEY], R.R. 2, Roann. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday 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. Friday until noon Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Faye Partridge
Mrs. Faye PARTRIDGE, 69, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a long illness.
Born May 18, 1894, she was the daughter of Harrison and Sarah ROGERS WYNN. Her marriage was in Rochester Nov. 17, 1910, to Earl PARTRIDGE, who died Dec. 26, 1955.
She was a member of the Tiosa First Brethren church and had spent her entire life in Fulton county.
Surviving are three sons, Everett Levoy [PARTRIDGE], Logansport; Eli [PARTRIDGE], Fort Wayne, and Harrison [PARTRIDGE], Rochester; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Vern (Della) OVERMYER, Fulton, and Mrs. Russell (Blanche) AILER, Michigan City, and two brothers, Earl WYNN, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Harley WYNN, Wolcott. Preceding in death was one sister.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tiosa First Brethren church with the Rev. Amos MAST officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, eight miles northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Gresham O. Charters
Gresham O. "Sam" CHARTERS, 67, was found dead in his bed at 6 a.m. today by Lonnie EWEN, R.R. 6, Rochester, at Ewen's home. Mr. Charters lived with Ewen nine miles southwest of the city in the Reiter community. Mr. Charters had spent his entire life in the Rochester area. Deputy Coroner Lyman BAKER established time of death at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Charters, a retired farmer, was the son of John and Clara RUSH CHARTERS. He was a member of the American Legion and Eagles lodge and was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Alice RUSH, South Bend, and Mrs. Ruth BEGHTEL, Oak, Ind., and a brother, Earl [CHARTERS], Washington, D.C.
Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Blanche Carbiener
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Reed funeral home at Mentone for Mrs. Blanche CARBIENER, 72, Mentone, who died Wedesday at Woodlawn hospital after a year's illness.
The Rev. Glen CAMPTON will officiate and burial will be in he Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A native of Kosciusko county, Mrs. Carbiener had spent her lifetime in the Mentone area. Her husband, Earl CARBIENER, survives, along with three nieces.

Friday, August 9, 1963

Morris Brannum
Morris BRANNUM, 57, Sevastopol, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in the South Bend Memorial hospital of carcinoma. He had been ill for the past 1 1/2 years and critically ill for three weeks.
Born Aug. 1, 1906 in Paintsville, Ky., he was the son of David and Mary BEASLEY BRANNUM. His marriage was March 30, 1945 in Cleveland, O., to Anna KELLEY, who survives.
Mr. Brannum worked for the Franks Manufacturing company in Mentone and had lived in the Mentone area for the past 14 years. He was a member of the Baptist church at Burns, Ky.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Kathleen) CUNNINGHAM and Mrs. Maurice (Phyllis) ALSOBROOK, Anderson; two sons, Jerrry [BRANNUM], Anderson, and Marvin [BRANNUM], with the U. S. Air Force in New Jersey; a step-daughter, Retta [KELLEY], at home; ten grandchildren; a brother, Mitchell [BRANNUM], Hamletsburg, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Katherine MARTIN, Brookport, Ill. Three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Christian church at Warsaw with the Rev. John BECKER officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw.
The body will be removed from the Sheetz funeral home in Akron to the Brannum residence at 4 p.m. Saturday, where friends may call until noon Monday. Friends also may call at the church one hour before services.

Gresham O. Charters
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Prairie Gove church near Kewanna for Gresham O. "Sam" CHARTERS, 67, who was found dead Thursday at 6 a.m. at his place of residence on Route 6, Rochester.
The Rev. Clyde R. WALTERS will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday and at the church one hour before services.

Saturday, August 10, 1963

Ella Petty
Miss Ella PETTY, 79, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the state school hospital in Fort Wayne of complications of a hip fracture suffered last May 15. She had lived at the state school since 1939.
Born May 14, 1884 in Fulton, she had lived in Fulton county all her life until entering the state school. She was the daghter of Mrs. Effie JOHNSON.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ida RICHARDS CARPENTER, Rochester; a brother, Alvin JOHNSON, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m.Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Salem cemetry near Fulton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.
Rev. Clifford G. Bryan
The Rev. Clifford G. BRYAN, 62, Rochester, former Leiters Ford resident and farmer, died at 2 p.m. Friday. He was a minister for 34 years.
Surviving are the wife; a sister, Mrs. Everett GOODMAN, Leiters Ford; five sons, and four brothers.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Zion Tabernacle church in Kokomo with the Revs. Nathan URSHEN and Eugene KUNTZMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the Ellars mortuary in Kokomo after 7 p.m. today and at the church, one hour before services. The casket will be open at the cemetery about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Monday, August 12, 1963

Pearl Vance
Mrs. Pearl VANCE, 84, lifetime resident of Argos, died at 6:30 a.m., today at the Methodist Memorial Home at Warren, Ind., where she and her husband had stayed for the past 11 months. She had been in ill health for the past four months.
Born Nov. 13, 1887 in Argos, she was the daughter of John W. and Susan NEPP KEYSER. Her marriage was in Argos Dec. 13, 1902 to Harry VANCE. Mr. Vance is the only survivor.
Mrs. Vance was a member of the Argos Methodist church and of the WSCS of that church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. W Ray KUHN of Plymouth officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 13, 1963

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Wednesday, August 14, 1963

Vice Adm Howard H. Good
Vice Adm. Howard Harrison GOOD, retired, died Monday of cancer in Bethesda (Md.) Naval Hospital. Death came on his 75th birth date.
He was a brother of Charles GOOD, Newcastle township, and had visited at the Good home here frequently. Good will attend the funeral rites Thursday in Ft. Myer, Va., chapel. Burial will be in Arlington national cemetry.
A native of Warren, Ind., Admiral Good was football team manager at the Annapolis Naval Academy, from which he was graduated in 1912.
In June, 1942, he became commander, Cruiser Division 5, and earned a Legion of Merit award for participation in campaigns from the battle of Midway to the battle of Santa Cruz. After World War II, he became cammandant, 13th Naval District, Seattle, where he retired in 1950.
Also surviving are his widow; a son, Edward L. GOOD, Salt Lake City, and a sister, Mrs. James MEYER, Warren.

Kenneth A. Riner
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Reed Funeral home at Mentone for Kenneth A. RINER, 61, president of the Farmers State Bank at Mentone. He died Monday at 5:30 p.m., six days after being named to the bank presidency.
The Rev. Irwin OLSON will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Riner died of a heart attack while being taken from his home, where he was stricken, to the hospital in Warsaw. Surviving are the widow, Yolande [RINER]; a son, Reed [RINER], Mentone, and a sister, Mrs. Donald BAUM, Warsaw. First cousins are Everett, Alden, Ruth and Dale LICHTENWALTER, all of Rochester.
Associated with the Mentone bank 43 years, Mr. Riner was appointed president upon the death recently of Irvin NELSON. He was a member of the Methodist church, Masonic, Scottish Rite and Elks lodges, past president and founder of the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Kosciusko County Bankers association and former member of the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions.

Thursday, August 15, 1963

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Friday, August 16, 1963

Vuel C. Rouch
Vuel C. ROUCH, 66, Fulton, died at 5:15 a.m. today in his home following an illness of seven years. He had resided all his life in Fulton county.
Born in Fulton county Nov. 3, 1897, he was the son of Emanuel and Victoria SHELTON ROUCH. He was a retired employee of the C&O railroad.
Mr. Rouch was married in Logansport Oct. 3, 1924 to Christina AZBELL who survives. He was a member of the Baptist church and the Masonic lodge in Fulton.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Bob [ROUCH], Fulton; a daughter, Mrs. Linda TOWNE, R.R. 1, Denver, and five grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery northwest of Fulton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Willard A. Dick
Willard A. DICK, 88, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Thursday at 3:45 p.m. in the Miller nursing home here, where he had been a patient since Monday.
A retired farmer, he was born July 14, 1875, near Winamac, the son of Albert and Suzanna GALBREATH DICK. He has been a resident of Newcastle township 50 years. His marriage was Dec. 17, 1898, at Royal Center to Minnie Van BLARICON, who died in 1939.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gladys COBLE, Huntington, and Mrs. Oliver (Jane) KALMBACHER, of near Talma; two sons, Carl [DICK], Niles, Mich, and Roy [DICK], R.R. 5, Rochester; eight grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John KREIG officiating. Burial will be in the Hamlet cemetery near Talma. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, August 17, 1963

Edward Calvert
Edward CALVERT, 75, Akron, died Friday at 11:45 p.m. at his home after an illness of 10 months.
Born Sept. 26, 1887, in Brown county, he was the son of David and Elizabeth MORRIS CALVERT. His marriage was in 1958 to Ola SHOEMAKER, who survives. Mr. Calvert, a retired foundry worker, moved to Akron five years ago from Elkhart.
He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a stepson, Mervin TRUEX, Elkhart; two step-daughters, Mrs. Vada VECH, Elkhart, and Mrs. Ethel HAND, Toledo; nine step-grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Essie McKEE, Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Harvey BROOKS and D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery at Syracuse. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday and until 11 a.m. Monday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron and at the church an hour before the rites.

Monday, August 19, 1963

James V. Charters
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for James V. CHARTERS, 81, who died Saturday at 10 a.m. at his farm home three miles southeast of Rochester. Death was due to a heart attack and was unexpected although Mr. Charters' health had been poor two years.
The Rev. J. R. MUELLER will officiate at the service and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, Mr. Charters was born Feb. 14, 1882, near Kewanna, to James and Alice REESER CHARTERS. His marriage was Sept. 8, 1903, in Rochester, to Nellie ZARTMAN, who survives. He was the last of 10 children in his family.
M. Charters was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a foster son, Marvin PEREGRINE, Dowagiac, Mich., and two foster grandchildren. Two children, Orville Leroy and Bertha Bernice [CHARTERS], preceded in death.

Ada Leffel
Mrs. Ada LEFFEL, 72, died Sunday at 5 p.m. at her home in Kewanna.
Born March 14, 1891, in Pulaski county, she was the daghter of John and Jane ALLEN SUTTON. She was married in June, 1954, to Paul LEFFEL, who suvives.
Mrs. Leffel was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and the O.E.S. and Rebekah lodges of Kewanna. She was past matron of O.E.S. and past noble grand of Rebekahs.
Also surviving are two sons, Loren CUNNINGHAM, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Orville CUNNINGHAM, Los Angeles; one daughter, Mrs. Opal DENISTON, Walton two step-daughters, Mrs. Marquise TILTON, Logansport and Mrs. Mary Alice BOZARD, Kokomo; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. One son, three brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral rites are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Friends may call after Tuesday noon.

Clifford L. Overmyer
Private funeral services are set for Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Clifford L. OVERMYER, 59, Lake Manitou. The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Overmyer was found dead Saturday evening in his home at Poet's Point on the north shore of Lake Manitou. Dr. Dean K. STINSON, deputy Fulton county coroner, said that death was due to a self-inflicted shotgun wound in the abdomen about 6:45 p.m. Saturday.
Born June 5, 1904, in Chicago, Mr. Overmyer was the son of George and Orpha McFARLAND OVERMYER and had lived in the Rochester community 17 years, moving from Culver. He was employed at Indiana Metal Products company here.
His first marriage was to Ruth BRAMAN. His second marriage was July 3, 1947, at St. Joseph, Ill., to Lois CAMPBELL, who survives.
Mr. Overmyer was a member of the Culver Methodist church and of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donna Jean HATTON, Culver, and Mrs. Billy Jean VESLICK, North Judson; two step-sons, Richard SANDERS, Rocheter, and Michael BEATTIE, Kokomo; one step-daughter, Mrs. William GOTTSCHALK, Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Frank McLANE and Miss Violet OVERMYER, both of Culver, and sevferal nieces and nephews.

Mural D. Fletcher
Services will be at 8:30 p.m. today in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Mural D. FLETCHER, 75, R.R. 2, Akron, who died of uremic poisoning Saturday at 11:45 p.m. Death came in the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient the past five months.
Mrs. Fletcher had lived in the Akron area five months, coming from Appleriver, Ill. She had been in ill health the past six months.
Born Nov. 7, 1887, in Hanover, Ill., she was the daughter of George and Emile WEINGARTNER WINTER. Her first marriage was March 19, 1904, in Hanover, to Emerson PARKER, who died in 1936. She was a member of the Appleriver Methodist church and the Royal Neighbors of America in Milwaukee, Wis.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Willy (Coral) EKERN, Chicago; two sons, Carol PARKER, Milwaukee, and Phillip PARKER, Akron; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nina PULFREY, Amherst, S.D., and Mrs. Velda PAYNTER, Bainbridge, Wash., and two brothers, Orma and Noel WINTER, Kirkland, Wash. A sister preceded her in death.
Burial will be in the Hanover, Ill., cemetery Tuesday, with graveside rites at 2:30 p.m. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 8 p.m. today.

Rev. W. A. Woodfield
The Rev. W. A. WOODFIELD, 80, Indianapolis, died Saturday at 2 p.m. in the General hospital at Indianapolis. He was a retired minister of the Pentecostal Church of Christ and a former Rochester resident.
Rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Conkle funeral home at Indianapolis with burial at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here about 1 p.m. The Rev. Woodfield's wife, the former Vena VAWTER, preceded in death.
He is survived by a sister, Stella BUSHEA, Toledo, O., and a bother, Orville [WOODFIELD], Cincinnati.

Tuesday, August 20, 1963

Kitty Powell
Mrs. Kitty POWELL, 70, died at 7 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of burns suffered Sunday morning when her dress caught fire from the kitchen oven at her home on R.R. 1, Akron.
Born Feb. 9, 1893, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Mark and Angeline KAY BOWEN. Her marriage was in May, 1915, to Benjamin POWELL, who died last Feb. 11. She had spent her entire life in the Akron area.
Mrs. Powell was a member of the Omega church and the Missionary society of that church.
Surviving are two sons, Boyd [POWELL], R.R. 2, Macy, and Glen [POWELL], Akron; a sister, Mrs. Mae IMLER, Akron; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Also, three half-brothers, Aaron BOWEN, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; Orlando BOWEN, Elkhart, and Charles BOWEN, Muncie; and three half-sisters, Mrs. Beulah MULLER, Crandon, Wis., and Mrs. Enid KNOR and Mrs.Gladys FRITCH, Antigo, Wis.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Omega church with the Rev. Ronnie THOMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Omega cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

Florence Sanders
Mrs. Florence HOOVER SANDERS, 85, former resident of Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial hospital in Sandusky, O., where she and her husband, John [SANDERS], had moved four months ago.
Mrs. Sanders had been in failing health for the past several months. She was born in Rochester and had spent most of her life here.
Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Earl C. Mills
Earl Cass MILLS, 77, Kewanna, died at noon Monday in his home following an illness of one month.
Born July 26, 1880, in Kewanna, he was the son of Lewis Cass and Rachel APT MILLS. He was married May 26, 1926, to Naomi KREAMER, who survives.
Mr. Mills, a retired employee of Bendix Corporation at South Bend, was a member of the Kewanna Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite of South Bend and Kewanna American Legion. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with the wife, are two nephews, Russell MILLS, Jr., Rochester, and Robert SCOTT, Kewanna, and several cousins. Three sistrs and a brother preceded him in death.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna with the Revs. John H. COLE and Harry TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetry. Services will be under the auspices of the Kewanna Masonic lodge. Friends may call at the fneral home.

Charles L. Mullins
Charles L. MULLINS, 86, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday at his home. He had been in failing health the past year.
Mr. Mullins, a retired farmer, was born Aug. 8, 1877, in Fulton county and was the son of John and Matilda BOUTAIN MULLINS. His marriage was May 14, 1894, in Marshtown, to Ida EVANS, who survives. He had spent his entire life in the Fulton communities.
Surviving with the wife, are two sons, Ralph [MULLINS], Fulton, and LeRoy [MULLINS], Orlando, Fla.; seven daughters, Mrs. Verna HUEGEL, South Bend; Mrs. Jessie PONEX, Deer River, Minn.; Mrs. Esther BUTLER, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Zora Lee CONNER, Mncie; Mrs. Mary COLLINS, Marshtown; Mrs. Darle Jean MEDACKE, Danning, Cal, and Miss Louella MULLINS, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Bertha McCROSKY, Fulton; thirty-six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Fletcher's Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, April 21, 1963

Florence Sanders
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Florence SANDERS, 85, Sandusky, O., who died at 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial hospital in Sandusky. Mrs. Sanders had been a patient in the hospital 10 days and in ill health the past three years.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The Rochester Order of Eastern Star will have its services at the funeral home prior to the formal rites.
Mrs. Sanders was born in Dubuque, Ia., July 29, 1878, to Thomas and Elizabeth BERNER BOWEN. Her first marriage was to Harry C. HOOVER, who died in 1939. She and Mr. Hoover operated a grocery store in Rochester several years.
Mrs. Sanders lived in Rochester from about 1900 to 1940 and also lived in Fort Wayne and San Antonio, Texas.
Her second marriage was in Plymouth, June 2, 1950, to John SANDERS, who survives. She was a member of the Dubuque Episcopal church and the Fort Wayne Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving, with the husband, are three step-sons, John A. SANDERS, Fort Wayne; Charles W. SANDERS, Sandusky, and John Alfred SANDERS, Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Ms. Viola WHEATON, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Jeanette DAWSON, South Bend; a brother, Charles E. BOWEN, Plymouth, and several nieces and nephews.

Mary M. Cavender
Mrs. Mary M. CAVENDER, 75, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth, following an illness of one week. She had spent her entire life in the Culver area.
Mrs. Cavender was born Jan. 6, 1888 in Fulton county. Her marriage was in 1910 to Edward CAVENDER, who died in 1933. She was a member of the Mount Hope Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, four sons, a sister, thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Mount Hope Methodist church with the Rev. Clyde BECKNER officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver until Friday noon and at the church one hour before services.

Rex P. Groves
Rex P. GROVES, 51, Indianapolis, died at the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was a former Rochester resident.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers 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 10 a.m. Friday.

Thursday, August 22, 1963

Marie L. MacVean
Marie Louise MacVEAN, died at 9 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been admitted just 45 minutes earlier. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. She became ill at 7:30 a.m. today.
Born in LeRoy, N.Y., she was the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth WHITMER WALTERS. Her marriage was Oct. 29, 1913, in Kenmore, N.Y., to Charles W. MacVEAN, who survives.
The MacVeans came to Rochester in 1918 and operated the Rochester Greenhouse for 28 1/2 years before retiring in 1946. Prior to coming to Rochester they had lived in Waukesha, Wis.
Mrs. MacVean was a member of the Grace Methodist church and the WSCS of that church and the Woodlawn hospital auxiliary.
Surviving with the husband are a sister, Mrs. Catherine BILDERBACK, Ormond Beach, Fla., and a brother, John G. WALTERS, LeRoy, N.Y.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Foster & Good funeral home, pending arrival of relatives.

Rex Groves
Services will e at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Rex P. GROVES, 51, Indianapolis, former Rochester resident, who died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Athens Mt. Hope cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Groves, a World War II veteran, was born in Mentone July 27, 1912, to Photien and Edna WOODS GROVES. He was married to the former Mary Gene HEETER.
Surviving with the wife, are a daughter, Deana [GROVES], and a son, Douglas [GROVES], all at home; his mother, LqPorte; a brother, Francis [GROVES], LaPorte, and two sisters, Mrs. Pauline BREWER, South Bend, and Mrs. Rose Alice HIATT, Tucson, Ariz. Two children prceded him in death.
Mr. Groves was a member of the Valparaiso Presbyterian church and the Rochester American Legion. He had worked in the Rochester area for many years as a steelworker.

Friday, August 23, 1963

George F. Van Meter
George F. Van METER, 80, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at his home.
Born March 6, 1883, in Wayne township, he was the son of Robert and Melinda Jane PHILLIPS Van METER. His marriage was April 26, 1916, to Lovie FIEDLER, who survives. Mr. Van Meter had lived in the Lucerne community all his married life.
A retired farmer, he was a member of the Lucerne Presbyterian church.
Surviving, with the wife, are five sons, Daniel [Van METER], Kewanna; Walter [Van METER], Leiters Ford; Donald [Van METER], Lansing, Ill., and Ernest and George [Van METER], both at home; three daughters, Mrs. Martha STUDEBAKER, Hammond; Mrs. Mildred RANS, Fulton, and Mrs. Betty ZIMMER, Royal Center; nineteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Metea Baptist church with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery near Lucerne. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center from 7 p.m. today until noon Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Marie MacVean
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Marie Louise MacVEAN. The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.
Mrs. MacVean, 825 Madison street, died unexpectedly at 9 a.m. Thursday, just 45 minutes after being admitted to Woodlawn hospital. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. She had become ill at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Charles Newcomer
Charles NEWCOMER, 88, former Rochester resident, died at his home on R.R. 3, Knox, today. Mr. Newcomer had lived in the Rochester area most of his life.
He was born in Fulton county Dec. 29, 1874.
Surviving are two sons, including Robert [NEWCOMER], Kewanna; two daughters; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Harry Price funeral home at Knox with the Rev. James BURROUGHS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, August 24, 1963

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Monday, August 26, 1963

Fay R. Seuberth
Prayer services will be at 8 o'clock tonight in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Fay R. SEUBERTH, 78, 802 1/2 Main street, who died at 7 a.m. Sunday in the Pontius nursing home here. She had been ill for 18 months.
The Rev. James RHOADS will conduct the services here. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7:10 p.m. toay. The body will be taken early Tuesday morning to Evanston, Ill., where graveside rits will be conducted at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Park cemetery.
Mrs. Seuberth was born in Hebron and had lived in Rochester since 1948, moving here from Chicago. She was the daughter of William and Laura ROLSTEN. Her marriage was on Oct. 21, 1916 in Detroit to Victor SEUBERTH, who died in 1931.
Surviving are two cousins, Mrs. Cloyd (Jane) MILLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Percy (Myra) SMITH, Indianapolis. A sister-in-law, Mrs. E. M. ROLSTEN, lives in Los Angeles.

Roy D. Davis
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna for Roy Dwight DAVIS, 71, Kewanna, who died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Davis had been seriously ill of a heart ailment and had been in the hospital about one week. Burial will be in the Shaffer cemetery at Kewanna.
A retired employee of the Armour Creameries here, Mrs. Davis was born April 16, 1892 in Rolfe, Ia., the son of Theodore and Florence PARCEL DAVIS. He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ. His marriage was on Oct. 11, 1915 in Rochester to Geneva GOTTSCHALK, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Helen) WOODCOX, Rochester, and Mrs. William (Dorothy) MELVILLE, South Bend; five sons, Donald, Robert and Ray [DAVIS], Rochester; Charles [DAVIS], Kewanna, and Ralph [DAVIS], South Bend; a brother, Leo [DAVIS], Mishawaka; three sisters, Mrs. Naomi JOHNSON and Mrs. Anna BUSCHER, Humbolt, Ia., and Mrs Esther HARTMAN, South Bend; a half-sister, Miss Florence DAVIS, Caman, Kash. [sic]; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Two daughters and a son preceded in death.
Friends may call at the harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Tuesday, August 27, 1963

Essie I. Bailey
Mrs. Essie I. BAILEY, a resident of Rochester for almost a century, died Monday at 7:15 p.m. in the Pontious nursing home, where she had been a patient four weeks.
Mrs. Bailey, who resided at 609 Jefferson street, was 95 years of age. She had been in failing health since 1955, and seriously ill for the past five weeks, following a stroke of paralysis.
She was born in Rochester Jan. 11, 1868, barely 30 years after the founding of this city, and had spent her lifetime here. Her parents were Jonas and Elizabeth CLAYTON MYERS. On March 24, 1888, at the home of her parents, she was married to Stilla P. BAILEY, who died Nov. 15, 1923. He served two terms as Fulton county sheriff and later was co-founder of the Bailey Hardware.
Mrs. Bailey attended Rochester Normal college, taught classes at the former Antioch school and was a past member of the Rochester Rebekah lodge and the Pythian Sisters. She was an honorary member of the Victoria Reading Circle and the WSCS of the Grace Methodist church of which she was a member.
She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) SHAFER and Mrs. Hubert (Louise) TAYLOR, both of Rochester; three sons, Max P. BAILEY, Elliot M. "Bill" BAILEY and Byron R. BAILEY, all of Rochester; and a foster sister, Mrs. Mary BLACKBURN, Masonic Home, Zenith, Wash. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were one daughter, Mrs. Omer (Helen) WAGONER, and a brother, John MYERS.
Last rites will be Wednesday 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 3:30 p.m. today.

Wednesday, August 28, 1963

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Thursday, August 29, 1963

Jan Holewiak, Jr.
Gabriel Jan HOLEWIAK, Jr., 24, 628 West Sixth street, died in his sleep at his home this morning. He had been in ill health since birth.
Owner of Jan's Pet Shop, he was born in Aubbeenaubbee township Feb. 20, 1939 and was the son of Gabriel J. and Lois F. STRONG HOLEWIAK.
Survving with the parents are the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Dorothy STRONG, R.R. 3, Rochester, and cousins, aunts and uncles.
Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Kenneth Allen Hinton
Kenneth Allen HINTON, two-year-old son of Lewis Paul and Evelyn Lucille QUIMBY HINTON of Argos, died at 4 a.m. today at his home. He had been ill since his birth in Plymouth on Nov. 13, 1960.
The boy was a member of the Cradle Roll department of the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Charles [HINTON], 8; the matrnal grandmother, Mrs. Olive QUIMBY, Argos, and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lenora CROW, R.R. 3, Argos.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. M. F. BESS officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, August 30, 1963

Florence Spelman
Funeral rites and burial were held in Grand Marais, Minn., last weekend for Mrs. Florence SPELMAN, 77, mother of Mrs. Collin ALLEN, Jr., R.R. 1, Rochester. Mrs. Allen is librarian of the Rochester-Fulton county library.
Mrs. Spelman died Aug. 22 at her home in Grand Marais after an illness of six months. She also is survived by a son, one other daughter, twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Lloyd A. Barkman
Lloyd A. BARKMAN, 61, who resided on R.R. 5, Rochester, near Talma, died at 9:05 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted two hours previously.
Mr. Barkman had been in failing health the past year. He was born Aug. 3, 1902, in Newcastle township, the son of Alonzo and Mary Ann ZOLMAN BARKMAN. He spent his entire life in this area.
Surviving are four sisters, Miss Iva BARKMAN, with whom he resided, Mrs. Fred (Marjorie) GROSS, Elkhart; Miss Beulah BARKMAN, South Bend, and Mrs. Gertrude Van LUE, Mishawaka; three brothers, Boyd "Bud" [BARKMAN], R.R. 5, Rochester; Charles [BARKMAN], R.R. 3, Rochester, and John [BARKMAN], Elkhart. Preceding in death was a sister, in 1942.
Rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Jan Holewiak, Jr.
Last rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph church here for Gabriel Jan HOLEWIAK, Jr., 24, 628 West Sixth street, who died Thursday morning at his home.
Father George LANNING will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.

Saturday, August 31, 1963

[no obits]

Monday, September 2, 1963

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 3, 1963

Mary A. Beik
Miss Mary A. BEIK, 81, lifelong resident of Akron, died at 7 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient for several months. She had been in ill health for the past several years.
Born April 1, 1882 in Akron, she was the daughter of Otto and Lizzie YOUNG BEIK. She was a member of the Akron Church of God. She had operated Mary's home store in Akron for several years.
She is survived by several nieces and cousins.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Harold CONRAD and D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

Bertha E. Morlan
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Miss Bertha E. MORLAN, 77, R.R. 2, Bourbon, a lifetime resident of Marshall county who died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday in Plymouth Parkview hospital. She had been in ill health 15 months.
The Revs. M. F. BESS and Edwin JOHNSON will officiate at the services in the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery southeast of Bourbon.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until noon Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.
Miss Morlan was born Aug. 28, 1886 in Marshall county to Leondo and Margaret BECK MORLAN. She was a member of the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church.
Surviving are four brothers, Ray [MORLAN], Brooklyn, Mich; Clyde [MORLAN], Culver; and Russell and Clarence [MORLAN], R.R. 2, Bourbon and several nieces and nephews.

Phyllis Harvey
Funeral rites and burial was held in Bishop, Cal., for Mrs Eugene (Phyllis) HARVEY, 41, the former Phyllis BARRETT, who died at Bishop Aug. 21 of cancer after an illness of nine months.
Mrs. Harvey, prior to her marriage, was teacher of commercial studies in Rochester high school during the late 1930s and early 40s. A graduate of Central Normal college in Danville, she received a master degree from Indiana university.
Born Nov. 24, 1911, in Danville, she was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. G. BARRETT and was a member of the Danville Christian church and Psi Chi sorority She was married in Prescott, Ariz., in 1951, and had taught in Oceanside, San Diego and Palama college in California.
Surviving are the husband, a brother, nephew, niece and her parents.

Wednesday, September 4, 1963

Ralph McVay
Ralph McVAY, 53, Oklahoma City, Okla, former Kewanna resident, died at 11 p.m. Monday following an illness of three years.
Born Dec. 27, 1909 near Kewanna, he was the son of Harry F. and Myrtle GUISE McVAY. Mr. McVay was a practicing attorney at law and was superintendent of the Kerr Oil company in Oklahoma City.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Michael [McVAY], Oklahoma City; the father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Harry McVAY, Rochester; a brother, Ray [McVAY], McAllen, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Opal TREES, Tulsa, Okla., and two half-sisters, Mrs. Mary Alice OVERMYER, Rochester, and Mrs. Ruth HITE, Encinitas, Cal.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Guardian funeral home at Oklahoma City. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens cemetery at Tulsa.

Dale E. Miller
Dale Emerson MILLER, 40, native of Fulton county, died Tuesday at 11:40 p.m. in the Blodgett's hospital at Grand Rapids, Mich. Death was due to cancer and followed an illness of two years, which became serious eight months ago.
Mr. Miller resided at 959 Pinecrest avenue SE, Grand Rapids.
Born east of Fulton on Nov. 30, 1922, he was the son of George MILLER, Sacramento, Cal., and Mrs. Montana G. MILLER, 925 Madison street. He graduated from Twelve Mile high school and was a member of the Congregational church.
A realtor in Grand Rapids for the past 16 years, he previously had lived in Logansport and Kokomo. He was a veteran of air force duty in World War II.
Surviving, besides the parents, are the wife, Elizabeth Ann [MILLER]; two daughters, Sandra Jean and Shirley [MILLER], both at home; two brothers, Harold E. MILLER, 1108 Madison street, and Robert L. MILLER, St. Louis, Mo.; and a sister, Mrs. Frank (Lillian Ann) BLACKBURN, Las Vegas, Nev. A sister and a brother preceded him in death.
Funeral rites are pending at the Metcalf funeral home in Grand Rapids, where burial will be conducted.

Thursday, September 5, 1963

Dale E. Miller
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Metcalf funeral home at Grand Rapids, Mich., for Dale E. MILLER, 40, a native of Fulton county who died Tuesday night in the Blodgett's hospital at Grand Rapids. Death was due to cancer.
Mr. Miller, who was born east of Fulton, owned a real estate firm in Grand Rapids named Dale E. Miller and Associates.
Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at Grand Rapids.
Merle D. Chaney
Merle Dempsey CHANEY, 64, owner and operator of Chaney's Landing on the north shore of Lake Manitou, died at 7:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after becoming ill suddenly about 3 p.m. Wednesday. He was taken to the hospital about 4 p.m.
A resident here since August of 1954, Mr. Chaney moved to Lake Manitou from New Trenton, Ind. He was born June 19, 1899 in Rush county to Carlton and Stella BROWN CHANEY. He was married in New Trenton on June 24, 1924 to Hazel CASE, who survives.
Mr. Chaney was a member of the New Trenton Methodist church, the Rochester Masonic Lodge 79 F&AM and the Manitou Moose Lodge 1107.
Surviving with the wife are a son, John [CHANEY], R.R. 2, Rochester, and thre grandchildren.
The body will be removed from the Foster & Good funeral home here to the Jackson funeral home in Harison, O., where services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. Entombment will be in the family crypt in the mausoleum of the Brayville cemetery near Harrison.

Marie Harman
Marie HARMAN, 61, Plymouth, died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday following an illness of several months. She had lived in Plymouth for 20 years.
Born Jan. 17, 1902 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Oliver and Dora LEININGER. Her marriage was Oct. 22, 1927 at Warsaw to Rulo HARMAN, who died in March of 1959. She was a member of the Atwood Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Norman DAVIS, Lexington, Ky.; Mrs. David SERVIS, Plymouth, and Mrs. James ROUSH, Cassopolis, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Onis LEONARD, Michigan City; two brothers, Carl LEININGER, Marion, and Omar LEININGER, Akron, and seven grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 .m. Saturday in the Johnson funeral home in Plymout with the Rev. V. A. LALLEMENT officiating. Burial will be in the Plymouth Memorial Gardens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, September 6, 1963

Ora L. Mosher
Ora L. MOSHER, 83, 216 Jefferson street, retired railroad telegrapher, died Thursday at 9:30 p.m. in his home from a heart ailment.
A resident of Rochester since 1933, he retired in 1945 after 44 years service with the Erie railroad. For many years, he was tower operator and telegrapher here.
Born in Aldine, Ind., Jan. 2, 1880, he was the son of Peter and Blanche CAMPBELL MOSHER. His first marriage was Jan. 20, 1904, at Aldine, to Amande Belle HIATT, who died Sept. 11, 1954. His second marriage was at Round Lick, Ind., Oct 13, 1957, to Glynn MILLER SCHRICKER, who survives.
Mr. Mosher was a member of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, the Masonic lodge for 48 years, and the Fulton County Conservation club.
Survivors besides the wife are two sons, Howard [MOSHER], Chicago, and Nelson [MOSHER], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Ruth) KOEHLER, Valparaiso and Mrs. Joseph (Cleo) WILLENBURG, Hammond; three brothers, Leonard [MOSHER], Kalamazoo, Mich., Charles [MOSHER, North Judson, and Clyde [MOSHER], Kewanna; four sisters, Mrs. Nannie LAIN, Peru; Mrs. Addie CASEY, Chicago; Miss Maude MOSHER, Knox, and Mrs. Esther SWANSON, Michigan City, and four grandchildren. A son preceded in death.
Rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home wih the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Harry E. Smith
Graveside rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Winamac cemetry for Harry Edward SMITH, 80, who died Wednesday in the C&O railroad hospital in Huntington, W. Va. The Rev. John H. COLE will officiate the rites. The Harison funeral home in Kewanna is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Smith had lived in the Kewanna community almost all his life. He was a retired employee of the C&O railroad and had left Kewanna about seven years ago to live with a daughter, Mrs. Zelda St. JOHN, in Bloomington, Ill.

Cleo Young
Mrs. Cleo YOUNG, 58, 525 Clayton street, former Rochester city clerk-treasurer, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday in the U. S. Naval hospital at Bethesda, Md. Death was due to cancer of the brain.
Mrs. Young had been ill since August of 1961 and in serious condition since last May 26. She had been employed at the Dean Milk company plant here until becoming seriously ill. She had lived in Rochester practically all her life.
Born May 8, 1905 in Rochester, she was the daughter of James H. and Florence May ROUCH FUGATE. Her first marriage was to Ray STETSON, who preceded in death. Her second marriage was on Aug. 10, 1945 in Great Lakes, Ill., to Forrest D. YOUNG, who survives.
Mrs. Young attended the First Christian church here and was a member of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was city clerk-treasurer in the early 1940s.
Surviving with the husband are the mother, who lives with the Youngs; a son, Joie Ray STETSON, Springfield, Ky.; a brother, Lee FUGATE, Madison, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. Carl (Alma) CRABILL, Rochester, and three grandchildren. A brother, Orlie FUGATE, died in 1960.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, September 7, 1963

[no obits]

Monday, September 9, 1963

Gilford Bowers
Gilford BOWERS, 55, Kokomo, suffered a fatal heart attack while golfing in retirement at Marion Saturday.
Mr. Bowers was born in Rochester to the late L. G. and Lucy BOWERS.
Surviving are the wife, Esther [BOWERS]; a son, Denny [BOWERS]; and a daughter, Linda [BOWERS], all of Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Glenn (Dessie) JONES, Vista, Cal., and a brother, Raymond [BOWERS], Kokomo. Several other relatives reside in Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Peacock funeral home at Kokomo.

Thomas E. Scott
Thomas Earl SCOTT, 68, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died of a heart attack at 11 p.m. Sunday in his home near Marshtown. He had had a heart ailment for several months.
A farmer, Mr. Scott had lived in the Marshtown area for 40 years.
Born April 18, 1895, in Carroll county, he was the son of Carter and Martha SCOTT. He was married Nov. 12, 1934 in Ohio to Mary Ann HOOVER, who survives.
Also surviving are a step-son Harry MELLETTE, Maryland; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ruth PIKE, Logansport, and Mrs. Sylvia EVANS, Milwaukee; seven step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nora PENNY, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Mrs. Mary TRENT, Fort Wayne, and a brother, Fred SCOTT, Pueblo, Colo.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Davidson funersl home at Fulton with the Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, September 10, 1963

Maude Pugh
Mrs. Maude UTTERBACK PUGH, 82, Winamac, died at 9 p.m. Monday in the White County Memorial hospital at Monticello following a serious illness of one week. She was the mother of John PUGH of Rochester.
Born in Montcomery county, she moved to Pulaski county at an early age. Her marriage was in Winamac to George PUGH, who died in 1951. Mrs. Pugh attended Valparaiso Normal college, and taught school in Pulaski coynty for many years. She was a member of the Tippecanoe Congregational church.
Surviving with John PUGH are another son, Claude [PUGH], Winamac; three daughters, Mrs. Leslie ENDERTON, Albany, N.Y.; Mrs. Robert HAMMOND, Chicago, and Mrs. Edgar BYRD, Winamac; twelve grandchildren, and four great-granchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Tippecanoe Congregational church. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac. The Rev. Kenneth BROAD will officiate at the rites.

Wednesday, September 11, 1963

Eric Ysberg
Eric "Mike" B. YSBERG, whose home was in the Reiter community on Route 6, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Miller nursing home. He was 83 years of age.
Born Nov. 26, 1880, near Stockholm, Sweden, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Swan YSBERG. He was married in Fulton county Dec. 24, 1906 to Millie WOODCOX, who died July 11, 1942. Mr. Ysberg, who moved here from Paxton, Ill retired from farming in 1944. He moved to the United States at the age of four. He lived two years in Kewanna before moving to the nursing home. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Nina) HERRELL, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Raymond (Helen) SHOWLEY, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Herman [YSBERG], R.R. 1, Rochester and Hugh [YSBERG], R.R. 6, Rochester; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A granddaughter and two brothers preceded in death. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 12, 1963

Harry C. Zartman
Harry C. ZARTMAN, 78, R.R. 6, Rochester, a retired farmer, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Sept. 2, 1963. He had been in failing health for about three years. He leaves 103 descendants.
A resident of the Rochester vicinity for five months, he moved here from Mentone.
Mr. Zartman was born in Fulton county July 9, 1884 to Adam and Mary BROAKOW ZARTMAN. He was married Nov. 22, 1952 to Mary CARTWRIGHT. He was a member of the Culver I.O.O.F.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, Carl and Manford [ZARTMAN], Rochester; Verl [ZARTMAN], Nappanee, and Lawrence [ZARTMAN], Fremont, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Verl TAYLOR, Claypool; and Mrs. Esther McFARLAND, Culver; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie CONGER and Mrs. Nellie CHARTERS, Rochester; thirty-six grandchildren; sixty great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. Three children preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw. The Rev. Ronald ZIMMERMAN will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Fred CROWN. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery here.

Friday, September 13, 1963 to Saturday, September 14, 1963

[no obits]

Monday, September 16, 1963

Elizabeth Reams
Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" REAMS, 59, Fulton, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in Methodist hospital at Indianapolis. She had been ill since June.
Born Nov. 10, 1903 in Montgomery county, she was the daugher of David S and Mary S. WHITE DOUGLAS. She had lived in Fulton for 15 years, moving there from Lake Cicott. Her marriage was on June 30, 1925 in Waveland to Ed REAMS, who survives.
Mrs. Reams was a member of the Lake Cicott Methodist church and the Fulton O.E.S.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Dewey [REAMS], Kokomo; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel BLISS, Corpus Christi, Texas; Mrs. Georgia EASTERDAY, Lafayette, and Beverly [REAMS], at home; and six grandchildren. A son, a brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Lake Cicott Methodist church with the Rev. Raymond SHELTON officiating. Burial will be in theDavis cemetery near Lake Cicott. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after noon Tuesday until 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and at the church an hour before services.

Claude C. Cavender
Claude C. CAVENDER, 80, Fort Wayne, a native of Marshall county, died at 2 p.m. in the Prairie View rest home at Warsaw, where he had been seriously ill for two months. He was a retired engineer for he Pennsylvania railroad.
Born near Rutland Sept. 2, 1883, he was the son of Solomon and Emma HARTMAN CAVENDER. He had lived in Plymouth for many years before moving to Fort Wayne.
Surviving are a brother, Russell [CAVENDER], Plymouth, and nieces and nephews.
Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. George NULPH officiating. Burial will be at the Poplar Grove cemetery southwest of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Marietta Aylor
Mrs. Marietta AYLOR, 59, R.R. 5, Warsaw, longtime school teacher who was born in Kewanna Feb. 23, 1904, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital at Fort Wayne. She had been a patient three days following a series of strokes and had been in failing health for 18 months.
The daughter of Frank and Olive HARRIS SINNOTT, Mrs. Aylor had lived in Warsaw since 1943 and had taught in the Washington and Jefferson schools there for 17 years. She was married Dec. 22, 1934 to Fred AYLOR.
She was a member of the Warsaw Methodist church, the O.E.S. and the Social Order of the Beauceant.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Max JOHNSON, R.R. 1, Claypool, and Jane [AYLOR], at home; a son, Jerry [AYLOR], Warsaw; two step-sisters, Mrs. Thelma ANGLIN, Etna Green, and Mrs. Harold SNYDER, Dayton, O.; two step-brothers, Robert SCOTT, Michigan City, and Merl SCOTT, Elkhart, and six gandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McHatton funeral home at Warsaw with the Rev. Donald LaSUER officiating. Burial will be in the Etna Green cemetery. Eastern Star services will be at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 17, 1963

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Wednesday, September 18, 1963

Hugh V. Hunneshagen
Hugh V. HUNNESHAGEN, 59, former Fulton county treasurer, died this morning at 8:45 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Death, due to carcinoma, came after a serious illness of five months.
Mr. Hunneshagen resided at his farm on Ind. 14 at the north side of Lake Manitou. A lifetime resident of this community, he was elected to two two-year terms as county treasurer in 1938 and 1940. For many years he served as deputy assessor for Rochester township and he also farmed.
Born Jan. 10, 1904, in Union township, he was the son of Eugene and Anna LEITER HUNNESHAGEN. His marriage was July 1, 1922, in Rochester, to Geneva BROOKER, who survives.
Mr. Hunneshagen was a member of the Grace Methodist church and of the Elks and Moose lodges.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a son, Hugh [HUNNESHAGEN], Jr., Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Randall (Roberta) FRIEDLAND, Portage, Ind.; Mrs. Dillard (Marilyn) HENDERSON, Birmingham, Mich., and Mrs. Dennis (Marcia) TAYLOR, Rochester; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Kathryn CENTNER, Arlington, Va.; two brothers, Ralph [HUNNESHAGEN], Monterey, and Chester [HUNNESHAGEN], Charleston, W. Va., and a half-brother, Walter [HUNNESHAGEN], Rochester
Last rites will be Friay at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Ella Mae Sult
Mrs. Ella Mae SULT, 85, Leiters Ford, died at the Pontius nursing home at 3:30 a.m. today. She had been in failing health for the past six months and had been at the nursing home since Aug. 11 of this year.
Born Sept. 19, 1879 in Richland township, she was the daughter of J. W. and Cathrine AGSTER ZECHIEL. Her marriage was Nov. 25, 1900 in Richland township, to David E. SULT, who died Oct. 27, 1934. She was a member of the Grandview E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond "Ollie" FRY, South Bend; two sons, Clifford [SULT], R.R. 3, Rochester, and Harry [SULT], Leiters Ford; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grandview E.U.B. church with the Revs. Clyde WALTERS and Keith SMITLEY officiating. Burial will be in the South Germany cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 11 a.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday, and at the church one hour before services.

William I. Allen
William I. ALLEN, 73, a retired farmer of Kewanna, died early this morning at the Pulaski County Memorial hospital.
Born May 31, 1890 near Royal Center he was the son of Charles and Elizabeth SMITH ALLEN. He was married Sept. 28, 1913 to Everetta KINGERY. Mr. Allen was a member of the E.U.B. chuch.
Surviving with the wife are two grandsons; two brothers, Edward [ALLEN], Royal Center, and Ernest [ALLEN], South Bend, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary SMITH, Star City; Mrs. Cora LOWER, Royal Center, and Mrs. Bertha AUTREY, Tucson,Ariz.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Harry TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in the Winamac Memorial Gardens cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 19, 1963

Glen M. Fenters
Glen M. FENTERS, 53, Orestes, Ind., a former county resident, died Wednesday afternoon at his home following a long illness. He had lived in Orestes for the past 28 years and before that at Macy.
Born Jan. 25, 1910 in Akron, he was the son of Clarence and Louise STRONG FENTERS. He was married in Orestes July 17, 1935 to Dereva NORRIS, who survived.
Surviving are the wife, the mothr, a son, a sister and a brother.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Orestes Christian church. Burial will be at Alexandria. Friends may call at the Karl M. Kyle funeral home at Alexandria.
Everett B. Taylor
Everett Bryan TAYLOR, 54, prominent Rochester building contractor, died this morning about 2 o'clock in Billings hospital at Chicago after an illness of two months. Mr. Taylor, who resided at 1434 Monroe street, had been a patient at the Chicago hospital since Aug. 20.
He had been owner and operator of the Taylor Construction company for the past 11 years. Mr. Taylor had supervised construction of many residential and commercial and industrial buildings in the Rochester and Fulton county area during that time.
Before launching his own firm, he was carpenter foreman for Fansler Lumber company 10 years. As sub-contractor for the campany's Manitou Heights homes, he had built scores of houses in that Rochester subdivision.
Born June 9, 1909, in Rochester, he was the son of Charles and Ella FUGATE TAYLOR and had spent his entire life in this community. His first marriage was to Pauline RICHARDS. His second marriage was July 27, 1945, in Michigan City, to Santa RANZULLA, who survives.
Mr. Taylor was a member of the First Christian church and of the Manitou Moose lodge. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Seabees construction unit in the Pacific theatre.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Terry [TAYLOR], at home; one daughter, Mrs. Francis (Marilyn) JONES, R.R. 1, Rochester; four grandchildren, Charles, Kevin, Candice and Christine JONES; five sisters, Mrs. Elsie CHURCH, Rochester; Mrs. Orville (Blanche) GILLILAND, Rochester; Mrs. Wilbur (Fern) HARTER, Akron; Mrs. Ralph (Dola) CONAWAY, Michigan City, and Mrs. Edward (Annabelle) POLLECK, Michigan City; three brothers, Floyd [TAYLOR], Castleton-on-the-Hudson, N.Y.; Howard [TAYLOR], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Cecil [TAYLOR], Mt. Sterling, O.; and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post will conduct military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday

Orpha B. Marshall
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Orpha B. MARSHALL, 68, 1016 Madison street, who died Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
She had been a patient in the hospital since suffering a stroke Saturday. 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.
Born March 1, 1895, in Fulton county, Mrs. Marshall was the daughter of Enoch and Lucy McMAHAN MIKESELL. Her marriage was in Rochester in 1919 to William Louis MARSHALL, who survives.
She was a member of the First Christian church and had resided in this county all her life.
Also surviving are three brothers, Victor MIKESELL and Arthur MIKESELL, both of South Bend, and Kenneth MIKESELL, El Monte, Cal. Preceding in death were a son, William Dean [MARSHALL], and a brother, Von MIKESELL.

Selma O. Bascom
Last rites will be in the Harry Price funeral home at Knox Friday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Selma O. BASCOM, 51, R.R. 1, Monterey, who died after a three-week illness Tuesday in Pulaski Memorial hospital, Winamac.
The Rev. Israel GORDON of New Paris will officiate and burial will be in Round Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born April 21, 1912, in Knox, Mrs. Bascom had spent her entire life in that area. She was married Aug. 26, 1940 in Hammond to William Dale BASCOM, who survives.
Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Hulda HUEBNER, Knox; a son, Ronald BASCOM, Rochester; a daughter, Karleen BASCOM, an Indiana university student, and a sister, Mrs. Ray DORSCH, Knox.

Friday, September 20, 1963

Orpha B. Marshall
Funeral services for Mrs. Orpha B. MARSHALL, 68, 1016 Madison street, who died Wednesday, have been changed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the First Christian church.
The rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, September 21, 1963

[no obits]

Monday, September 23, 1963

Maud M. Montgomery
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Maud M. MONTGOMERY, 77, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died at 2 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Wednesday.
The Rev. Howard TYNER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Montgomery, a resident of the Talma community, was born Aug. 11, 1886, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of John and Mary DENNIS CLARY. She had spent most of her life in Fulton county.
Her first marriage was to Carl MILLER; her second marriage to Omar MONTGOMERY, who died in September, 1952. Mrs. Montgomery was a member of the Talma Methodist church, Women's Society for Christian Service and the Tippecanoe River club.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Merle (Agnes) CRAIG and Mrs. Gail (Esther) MATHEWS, both of Rochester, and Mrs. John (Ruth) RITTER, Plymouth; two sons, Charles W. MILLER, Tippecanoe, and John E. MILLER, at home; a foster sister, Mrs. Paul BLACKETOR, Huntington; ten grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Everett Gilbert
Everett GILBERT, 73, longtime druggist in Rochester, died Sunday at 5 p.m. at St. Luke's hospital in St. Louis, Mo., where he had been a patient two days.
Death came from a coronary condition which he had suffered for the last month, becoming ill while on a fishing trip at Grand Rapids, Minn., with his son-in-law and daughter.
Mr. Gilbert resided at 1001 Jefferson street. A registered pharmacist, he had retired five years ago. The Gilbert drug store was located in recent years on East Ninth street at the site now used as Kroger supermarket parking lot.
However, for over 20 years it was situated at [NW corner] Main and Seventh streets in the south room of what is now Cook Brothers furniture store. During those years, the store was a popular gathering place for Rochester high school students.
Mr. Gilbert was born Jan. 4, 1890, in Marshfield, Mo., and had lived in Rochester 44 years, coming here from Missouri. His parents were George and Nancy WHARTON GILBERT; he was the last surviving member of a family of seven children.
Mr. Gilbert was married to Florence TUCKER, who died in 1930. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Lucy) BOWDEN, Webster Groves, Mo.; two granddaughters, Miss Ann BURTON, Rochester, a student at Stephens college, Columbia, Mo., and Miss Liane BOWDEN, Webster Groves. A son, Joseph [GILBERT], preceded in death. [Joseph Gilbert, 25, Rochester, killed in action at sea, December 7, 1944.]
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Raymond A. BOWDEN and the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends ma call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ralph Barnhart
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at Ossian for Ralph BARNHART, 60, who died Sunday night at the Bluffton hospital of a heart condition. A former Akron resident, he once operated the Gamble store in that town.
Surviving are the wife, the former Mamie AMBER, daughter of the late Russell AMBER of Rochester, and one daughter. Mr. Barnhart was engaged in dairy farming in the Ossian area.

Steele Norris
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the McComb funeral home in Fort Wayne for Hugh Steele NORRIS, 58, former Rochester resident, who died Friday night at St. Joseph's hospital in Fort Wayne.
The Rev. John KIRKPATRICK officiated at rites, and burial was in Covington Memorial Gardens at Fort Wayne.
Mr. Norris, who resided at 946 High street in Fort Wayne, was employed as auto salesman for Poinsatte Motors in that city. He was a native of Rochester and a member of Trinity Methodist church and Masonic lodge No. 359 in Fort Wayne.
Surviving are the wife, Dorotha [NORRIS]; a daughter, Mrs. Richard CRICKMORE, Fort Wayne; his mother, Mrs. Maude NORRIS, Kokomo; two brothers, Wade ad William [NORRIS], both of Kokomo; three sisters, Mrs. Nilah BOGUE, Mrs. Jane BISHOP and Mrs. Betty Jean CUNNINGHAM, all of Kokomo, and three grandchildren.

Tuesday, September 24, 1963

Bruce Corbin
Bruce CORBIN, Inverness, Fla., former operator of a service station in Leiters Ford, died early today in an Inverness hospital, where he had been a patient since Sunday with a heart condition. He moved from Leiters Ford about four years ago.
Surviving are the wife; three sons, Kenneth [CORBIN], Inverness; Laurel [CORBIN], Grencastle, and Leland [CORBIN], Cincinnati; six grandchildrn, and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at the Porter funeral home in Inverness.

Wednesday, September 25, 1963

Paul Edward Spangler
Paul Edward "Ed" SPANGLER, 49, who resided a mile north of Fulton, died Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. n his home of a heart attack.
A native of White county, he was born April 2, 1914, and had lived in the Fulton community 13 years, moving there from the Twelve Mile area. A farmer, he was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
He was married in Perrysburg on Aug. 15, 1936, to Elsie MOSS.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Sonja FOLGER, Tacoma, Wash., and Linda Lou [SPANGLER], at home; a son, William [SPANGLER], in the Air Force at Wichita, Kan.; one grandchild; three brothers, Lester [SPANGLER], Coffyville, Kan.; Clyde [SPANGLER], Fort Wayne, and Cledith [SPANGLER], Muncie; and three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Belle FOUTZ, New Lennox, Ill., and Mrs. Marie MAINER and Mrs. Mary Edith MARTIN, both of Dunkirk.
Funeral rites are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Thursday, September 26, 1963

Paul Edward Spangler
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Paul Edward "Ed" SPANGLER, 49, Fulton, who died Tuesday afternoon in his home of a heart attack.
The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate at the rites. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, September 27, 1963

Thelma Hooker
Mrs. Thelma HOOKER, 65, Glendale, Cal., died at 1 a.m. today at the Glandale Memorial hospital. She was a former resident of the Argos community.
She had been ill for the past three weeks with a heart condition.
The body will be moved to the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where arranements are pending.

Saturday, September 28, 1963

Thelma Hooker
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Mrs. Thelma HOOKER, 65, Glendale, Cal., who died at 1 a.m. Friday.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetry at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.
Mrs. Hooker was born March 7, 1898 near Peru to Willis and Nellie BROCK. She was married in 1947 to Theodore HOOKER, who died in 1962. She had lived in Argos before moving to Glendale in 1954.
Surviving ar three daughters, Mrs. Maurice (June) WICKIZER, South Bend, and Mrs. Adeline PACKER and Mrs. Ailene LEONARD, both of Glendale; two sons, John BENEDICT, Peru, and MSgt Harvey GRAY, with the U.S. Air Force in England; nineteen grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Albert BECKER, Peru, and two step-brothers, Adelbert CLARK, Peru, and Floyd CLARK, Torrence, Cal.

Monday, September 30, 1963

Velma M. Bauter
Velma M. BAUTER, 54, 3527 Natcher avenue, Chicago, a native of Newcastle township and former Rochester resident, died unexpectedly of a coronary attack early Sunday morning at her home. There had been no symptoms of illness before the attack.
Mrs. Bauter was an accomplished musician who entertained at many local social events and fairs during her residency in this area.
Born Jan. 14, 1909, she was the daughter of William and Eva TIPPY FORE. She moved to Chicago 35 years ago. Her marriage was to Fred BAUTER, who survives. She was a former member of the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Richard MEYERS, Des Plaines, Ill.; the mother, Mrs. Eva FORE, Rochester; a brother, Virl FORE, Noblesville; two sisters, Mrs. Everett (Tural) KESSLER and Mrs. Robert (Kathleen) CESSNA, both of Rochester, and three grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray E. MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Joseph Lee Zellers
A 24-year-old Culver school teacher from Winamac was killed this morning at 7:30 o'clock, when his late model auto struck the side of a fast-moving fright train 12 miles west of Rochester on Ind. 14.
Dead is Joseph Lee ZELLERS, 435 Jefferson street, Winamac. Police said Zellers died "instantly" of multiple skull fractures.
Zellers was in his second year as teacher of all social studies at Culver Community high school, where he was a popular member of the staff.
He also was coach of the Culver B-teams in basketball and coached the varsity cross country and track teams. Last year he was coach of all junior high athletics.
A native of Winamac, he was a graduate of Indiana State college at Terre Hauts and had attended that institution last summer to continue work on a master's degree. He was a graduate of Winamac high school but his family now resides in Taylorville, Ill.
Culver school officials said today that Zellers had been in Illinois over the weekend to visit his mother, who recently underwent surgery. He was unmarried.
Zellers' 1963 Pontiac convertible was eastbound when it hit the middle of a Chesapeake and Ohio railroad engine. Police estimated Zellers' speed at 65 mph and the southbound train at 45-50 mp..
Zellers' auto hit the engine and then went down a ditch on the south side of the road, along the railroad tracks, and rolled over on its top.
A witness, Mrs. Sharon BOWERSOX, Leiters Ford, was stopped on the east side of the tracks. Mrs. Bowersox told police that she saw the Zellers' auto coming towards her and that the car started to skid when the driver apparently saw the train. The auto skidded 100 feet before impact.
Police believe that Zellers was temporarily blinded by the sun and was unable to see the flashers at the crossing. Police checked the flashers and they were in working order.
Zellers' Pontiac was a total loss at $3,800. Damage to the C&O engine was not determined. Engineer of the train was Roy HOPPER, 64, Peru, and the conductor was R. T. MORRIS, 61, also of Peru.
State police, the sheriff's office, the coroner's office and the Pulaski county deputy sheriff investigated. This has been the worst year in county history for fatal traffic accidents with three months left. Zellers was the 12th person to die in the county this year.

Tuesday, October 1, 1963

Ida Elizabeth Crabill
Mrs. Ida Elizabeth CRABILL, 91, 1015 Franklin avenue, died at 8:25 a.m. today in the Pontius nursing home, where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. Mrs. Crabill had been in ill health for 20 years.
Born April 2, 1872 in Disko, she was the daughter of Edward and Sophia MUMMERT PONTIOUS. She was the last of eight children. Her marriage was in Rochester Aug. 30, 1891, to William Leroy CRABILL, who died My 10, 1914. Mrs. Crabill had lived in Rochester for he past 72 years, coming here from Akron, and at her present address since 1916.
She was a 50-yer member of the Rochester Rebekah Lodge and the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. P. J. (Edith) EHRSAM, Hammond; Mrs. Dean K. (Ruth) VICKERY, Dallas, Texas; Miss Fern CRABILL, Cincinnati, O., and Miss Zelma CRABILL, at home; a grandson, Harold TUBBS, Lansing, Ill., and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Joseph Lee Zellers
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac for Joseph Lee ZELLERS, 24, Culver high school teacher who was killed instantly at 7:50 a.m. Monday when his car struck the side of a C&O railroad freight train 12 miles west of Rochester on Ind. 14.
The Rev. Frederick SANFORD will officiate and burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Nov. 9, 1938, in Hammond, Mr. Zellers was the son of William Arthur and Helen HUNT ZELLERS. His father preceded in death in 1959. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Survivors are the mother, Taylorville, Ill.; his grandmother, Mrs. Alta HUNT, Taylorville; two half-sisters, Mrs. Noreen CARTER, Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Virginia JOHNSON, Gallup, N.M.; an uncle, Robert HUNT, Taylorville, and an aunt, Mrs. Frank HAIR, Winamac.
Police theorize that the accident occurred as Zellers, taveling east, was blinded by the morning sun and failed to see the train or flasher signals in time to stop. The car skidded 100 feet before impact.

Wednesday, October 2, 1963

Albert B. Smith
Albert B. SMITH, 54, R.R. 2, Macy, a director of the Fulton County REMC since 1956 and former chairman of the board, was injured fatally Tuesday when hit in the head by a 15-inch cast iron plug which blew out of a gas pipeline.
The accident occurred in Huntington while Smith and four other men were preparing to lay the pipeline in the Wabash river, and were digging in water six inches deep near a bridge.
The line had been sealed with a plug and was under 75 pounds of pressure to keep water out. Smith was standing 35 feet away and had leaned over to pick up a shovel when the pipeline plug shot out with an explosion that workers said "sounded like a cannon."
The plug struck Smith in the head. It had been attached by six bolts and apparently the bolts had worked loose, state police said.
Smith was taken to Huntington hospital, then transferred to Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne, where he was dead on arrival.
A construction worker for several years, Smith lived 4 1/2 miles northeast of Akron.
A farmer, Smith was born March 13, 1909 in Wabash county to Asa and Dora BAKER SMITH. He had resided in Fulton and Wabash counties all his life.
He was married Nov. 19, 1944, in Terre Haute to Maxine WHITCRAFT, who survives, and ws a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Norma) SHRIVER, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; Janice [SMITH], a freshman at Akron high school, and Mrs. Leonard (Jayne) ORBIK, Anderson; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. James (Beulah) EWING, Nashville, Tenn., and a brother, Lester [SMITH], R.R. 1, Silver Lake. A son and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God wih the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry at Roann. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 7 p.m. today until noon Friday and at the church for one hour before services.

Mary K. Daniels
Mrs. Mary Kathryn DANIELS, 67, of near Barrow Lake, Mich., died Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. in the Cass county hospital in Michigan where she had been a patient for the past week.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Zena KLISE, Rochester; a brother, George "Bert" DOWNEY, Marion; a stepson, Clifford DANIELS, South Bend, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Maxine CRIPE, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Last rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Harley N. Cooper
Harley N. COOPER, 69, Newcastle township farmer, died Tuesday at 7:40 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He was admitted to the hospital at 5 p.m. Tuesday after becoming ill at his home.
A life resident of this community, he was born in Fulton county on July 3, 1894, the son of Simeon and Jane OVERMYER COOPER. He was married in November, 1919, in Marshall county to Essie FLAGG, who died March 21, 1944.
Mr. Cooper was a member of Santa Ann Methodist church in Marshall county.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virgil (Jean) COOPER, R.R. 5, Rochester; three grandsons; a brother, Lester COOPER, Yankeetown, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. A son died at the age of four years.
Funeral rites will be in the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Albert VERMILLION, Darlington, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thelma L. Biddinger
Word has been received of the death Sept. 20, of Mrs. Thelma L. BIDDINGER, 79, in Billings, Mont. She was the wife of Harry E. BIDDINGER, a former Rochester resident who once was mayor of Billings and now is a City Councilman there.
Mrs. Biddinger, a former school teacher, was married June 6, 1910 in Little Falls, Minn. The couple moved to Billings in 1928.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, a son, a sister, and five grandchildren.

Thursday, October 3, 1963 to Friday, October 4, 1963

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Saturday, October 5, 1963

F. G. Lowe
F. G. LOWE, 73, R.R. 4, Peru, died Friday afternoon at his home south of Peru on the Wallick road. He had been in ill health but his death, of a heart attack, was unexpected.
Mr. Lowe had resided in the Peru community most of his life. His survivors include two sons, Harold [LOWE], Rochester, and Robert [LOWE], Nyona Lake; three daughters; a sister and a brother.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru with burial at Chili. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Althea Leckrone
Mrs. Althea LECKRONE, 88, Silver Lake, mother of the late Dr. Milton LECKRONE, a surgeon who formerly owned Woodlawn hospital, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday of a stroke at the Alfran nursing home in Warsaw. She had lived in Silver Lake most of her life.
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Artie CARR of Silver Lake.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Dickerson funeral home in Silver Lake and burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

John O. Wilson
John Orville WILSON, 81, former teacher at the Talma and Mentone schools, died at 7 a.m. today in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Mary) MOWISER, of near Tippecanoe.
Born July 8, 1882 in Marshall county, he was the son of Lewis and Matilda FULLER WILSON. His marriage was to Mae LASH, who preceded in death.
Surviving with Mrs. Mowiser are another daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Ethel) CALLAN, Elkhart; two sons, Merl [WILSON], Mentone, and John [WILSON], Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Monday at the Reed funeral home in Mentone, where friends may call after noon Sunday. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery north of Mentone.

Elizabeth Lothrop
Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" LOTHROP, former Rochester resident, died Friday at Los Angeles, where she had moved from this city two years ago.
She was the wife of Luther LOTHROP, who preceded in death. The Lothrops formerly owned and operated the Airport grocery near Lake Manitou.
Only survivor is a nephew, Roy MACKEY. Rites were held this afternoon in Chicago with burial in Eden cemetery at Schiller Park, Ill. The Smith funeral home, 2500 North Cicero avenue, Chicago was in charge of arrangements.

Monday, October 7, 1963

Charles S. Smith
Charles S. SMITH, 52, Akron, died at his home of a coronary attack at 3 a.m. Sunday. He was found dead in bed by his wife.
Mr. Smith was employed at the Franks Manufacturing company in Mentone. Previously, he had worked 20 years for the True Temper company in Akron, which became Sonoco Products some years ago.
Born in Kosciusko county Jan. 11, 1911, he was the son of Edward and Della JEFFERIES SMITH. He was married Feb. 24, 1932 in Bloomington to Helen SEBRING.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Miss Jerry SMITH, Wabash; Miss Joyce SMITH, Anderson, and Mrs. William (Carol) SMITH, Muncie; two gandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Orlando (Kathryn) SURFACE, R.R. 2, Akron, and four brothers, George, Harvey and Everett [SMITH], all of Akron, and Andrew [SMITH], Mentone. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Otto S. Rouch
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Otto S. ROUCH, 70, Kewanna, who died Saturday night at Woodlawn hospital here.
The Rev. Richard BERKEY officiated at the rites and burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Rouch, a retired farmer, was born in Pulaski county Jan. 7, 1893, the son of James and Bertha GRAFFIS ROUCH. He was married Sept. 8, 1915, to Myrtle GRAF, who died in 1962.
He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Grace MITCHELL, Winamac, and several nieces and nephews.

Edna Welling
Mrs. Edna WELLING, 77, Twelve Mile, mother of Leon WELLING of Leiters Ford, died of a diabetic coma at 9 p.m. Saturday in Memorial hospital at Logansport.
Also among the survivors are two other sons, two daughters, two brothers and two sisters.
Final rite will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Skinner church near Twelve Mile and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16.

Tuesday, October 8, 1963

Robert B. Myer
Robert B. MYER, 59, was found dead in bed at his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou about 7:15 p.m. Monday. Death, believed due to a heart attack, occurrad about two hours previously, according to Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner. A post-mortem is to be conducted to determine cause of death.
An employee of the Rochester laundry, Mr. Myer had left work there Monday about 2 p.m. complaining of a headache. He had been in apparent good health, however.
A member of the Rochester Church of Christ, he had lived in this city since 1956. He was born Sept. 20, 1904, in Rosedale, Ind., and married at Marshall, Ill., on Sept. 9, 1922, to Esther Emily PRULHIERE. She died Feb. 24, 1962. His parents were Jasper and Anna MYER.
Surviving are two sons, Larry [MYER], at home, and Max [MYER], Warsaw; a daughter, Mrs. Wanda IMEL, Anderson, and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers 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 after 7 p.m. today.

Roy Burgener
Roy BURGENER, 83, Bourbon, died at 1 a.m. Monday in his home of a heart ailment. Mr. Burgener was a former Rochester resident and had visited here many times.
Born in German township in Marshall county near Bourbon, he lived in Rocheter until 1915. His marriage was to Jennie Caroline BERRIER, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, a daughter, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a brother and a sister.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Robbins funeral home in Bourbon with the Rev. Robert C. WILLIAMS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 9, 1963

Eva Faye Gordon
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Eva Faye GORDON, 79, 930 Franklin avenue. 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 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Gordon, who had been ill since February, 1958, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks.
Born July 2, 1884, in Rochester, she was the daughter of William F. and Sophia C. GRAY DeMONT and had spent all her life in this community except for 15 years' residence in Peru, Akron and Knox.
Her marriage was Nov. 8, 1903, in Rochester, to Elmer D. GORDON, who survives. Mr. Gordon also is a patient at Woodlawn hospital, recuperating from recent surgery.
She was a member of the First Baptist church, a former officer of the Baptist Women's State Board and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bryce (Julia Ann) BURTON, Lake Manitou; one niece, Florence DeMONT and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Ella DeMONT, both of Argos, and six grandchildren.
Preceding in death were one sister, Florence [DeMONT], and one brother, Eugene [DeMONT].

William M. Kough
Last rites for William M. KOUGH, 75, Kewanna, will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Kough died Tuesday at Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac after a brief illness.
He was born near Grass Creek Nov. 30, 1887, the son of Luther and Julia SMITH KOUGH. His marriage was in 1911 to Clara G. MARTIN, who survives.
Also surviving ar two sons, Bill [KOUGH], Kewanna, and Frank [KOUGH], Logansport; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Four sons preceded in death.

Harland T. Madlem
Harland T. MADLEM, 69, Tucson, Ariz., died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Veterans' hospital in Tucson of carcinoma. Mr. Madlem had been in failing health for the past 10 years.
He had livd in Arizona for 10 years, moving there from Indianapolis, where he was a retired sheet metal worker. Born Oct. 28, 1893 in Perry township in Miami county, he was the son of Jacob and Martha GAERTE MADLEM. His wife Myrtle [MADLEM], preceded him in death. Mr. Madlem was a member of the Akron American Legion.
Surviving ar two sisters, Mrs. Leota BURKHOLDER, Wabash, and Mrs. Ray (Mable) HARMON, Elkhart, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Emanuel church, southeast of Akron, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery near Akron. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Akron American Legion. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m Friday until noon Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Thursday, October 10, 1963

Aurlon W. Hurlock
Aurlon W. HURLOCK, 60, R.R. 1, Akron, died suddenly of a heart attack at 10 p.m. Wednesday in his home. He had been in failing health for the past several years.
Born May 6, 1903 in Hamilton county near Noblesville, he was the son of Elmer and Mary DARRAH HURLOCK. His marriage was June 21, 1924 in Kokomo to Darious HOWARD, who survives. Mr. Hurlock had been a farmer in the Akron area for 16 years.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Aurlon [HURLOCK], Jr., Wabash, and James [HURLOCK], at home; a sister, Mrs. Pearl WOODS, Noblesville; two brothers, Earl [HURLOCK], Kokomo, and David [HURLOCK], Peru, and one grandchild. A daughter, a son, four sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Sheetz fneral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery near Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, October 11, 1963

Myrtle Curtis
Mrs. Myrtle CURTIS, 79, a samstress in Argos for some 57 years, died of a heart condition at 9 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill about two months.
An Argos resident since shortly after her birth in Barron, Wis., on July 22, 1884, she was the daughter of Charles and Flora CLEMENS HISEY. Her marriage was about 50 years ago to Charles CURTIS, who died in 1938.
Mrs. Curtis had attended the Argos Christian church for many years.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Edythe ANDERSON, Mundeline, Ill.; two brothers, Kenneth HISEY, Miami, Fla., and Ellswroth HISEY, Mishawaka, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Artie A. Carr
Artie A. CARR, 84, Silver Lake, died Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Feb. 19. Mr. Carr was the father of Mrs. Harold (Beth) KARN, Rocheter. He had been in ill health for the past year.
Born July 3, 1879 in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Albert and Elizabeth TEETER CARR. He was married April 8, 1905, to Hazel BALL, who survives. Mr. Carr was a retired mail carrier and farmer and also taught school for 10 years.
Surviving with the wife and Mrs. KARN are three other daughters, two sons, fifteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.
Services will be in the E.U.B. Center church north of Silver Lake at 2 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the Dickerson funeral home at Silver Lake.

Saturday, October 12, 1963

Lulu S. Eiler
Mrs. Lulu S. EILER, 79, former Rochester resident, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday in the Memorial nursing home in Indianapolis where she had been a patient for the past 18 months. She had been in failing health for eight years and critically for the past two years.
Born May 18, 1884 in Carroll county, she was the daughter of George E. and Mary K. BATES ROHRABAUGH. Mer marriage was Sept. 20, 1905 in Carroll county to Charles R. EILER, who died in 1954. Mr. Eiler was a well-known pharmacist in Rochester and Indianapolis for many years. Mrs. Eiler had lived in Rochester about 32 years, coming from Indianapolis.
Mrs. Eiler was a member of the Rochester United Presbyterian church, the Eastern Star and the Presbyterian Woman's association, of which she was past president. She was a graduate of the Colburn Academy. She was active in the church, being a past treasurer of the church and a Sunday School teacher for many years.
Surviving are a son, Charles B. [EILER], Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Robert S. (Mary) HITTLE, Indianapolis; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Harry B. MILEY, Wabash.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James SCHUMACHER officiating assisted by the Rev. Harold TURPIN of Hammond. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Joseph Bucher
Joseph BUCHER, 69, died at his home in Indianapolis Friday afternoon. He was a retired employee of the National Retail hardware Association in Indianapolis and was a brother of Mrs. Harry EMMONS, Rochester.
Mr. Bucher was born in Argos March 6, 1894.
Surviving with Mrs. Emmons are the wife, Mrs. Velma RITTER BUCHER; two sons, Lowell and Boyers [BUCHER], both of Indianapolis, and four grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, October 14, 1963

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Tuesday, October 15, 1963

Charles W. Azbell
Charles W. AZBELL, 93, a resident of the Twelve Mile community, died at Campbell Nursing home here at 12:20 p.m. Monday after an illness of several years.
A retired farmer, he was a member of Bethlehem Methodist Church. He was born March 20, 1870 in Logan, Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison AZBELL.
He was married July 11, 1894, in Ohio to Lily Mae GRIEST, who died in 1953.
Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Della APPLEGATE of route 5, Mrs. Nellie BEAN, of route 5, Mrs. Christina ROUCH of Fulton, Mrs. Lettie BERRYMAN of Peru, Mrs. Dora SCHNEIDER of Waterford, Mich., and Mrs. Pearl CUNNINGHAM of Logansport; six xons, Wilbur and Clinton [AZBELL], of Peru, Thurman [AZBELL], of Rochester, Wright [AZBELL], of Logansport, Henry [AZBELL], of Tucson, Ariz., and Raymond [AZBELL], of route 3; two brothers, Frank [AZBELL] of Jacksonville, Fla., and Lon [AZBELL] of Orlando, Fla.; forty-five grandchildrn, more than 100 great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren.
The body is at Ditmire-Davidson Funeral Home in Fulton where friends may call. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Methodist Church with the Rev. James RHINE officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery.

John E. Johnson
John E. JOHNSON, 55, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after suffering a heart attack early Sunday morning. He had been in ill health for three years. Born Aug. 5, 1905 in Mishawaka, he was the son of Leroy and Clara WEBSTER JOHNSON. His marriage was Aug. 6, 1933 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Nina WHETSTONE, who survives.
Mr. Johnson, a retired Bendix employee in South Bend, moved to Tippecanoe from Mishawaka in 1943. He was a member of the Church of Christ, the Argos American Legion and the Disabled War Veterans of South Bend. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are a son, David Lee [JOHNSON], at home; a step-son, James GOOD, Marcellus, Mich., four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Dewey GENTRY, South Bend; Mrs. Robert SQUIRE, Bremen; Mrs. Delbert BLAKE, Granger, and Mrs. Lewis PAVEY, Mishawaka, and three brothers, Edward [JOHNSON], Galien, Mich., Ralph [JOHNSON], Mishawaka, and Fermer [JOHNSON], Osceola.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. John CLAYPOOL officiating. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Full military graveside rites will be conducted by the Argos American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, October 16, 1963

Charles D. Clinger
Charles D. CLINGER, 63, who lived on Route 1 in the Green Oak community south of Rochester, died at 8:40 p.m.Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient for a week after falling from an apple tree in Tate's orchard near Mexico.
Born June 5, 1900 east of Lake Manitou, he had resided most of his life in Fulton county, except for four years in California. His parents were Charles W. and Emma ADAMSON CLINGER.
Mr. Clinger, a veteran of World War I, was a member of World War I Barracks 479 and of the Church of the Nazarene. He was married in Rochester Oct. 16, 1926 to Reathal Mae THOMAS, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Deloris) ROBERTS, R.R. 1, Rochester; a son George W. [CLINGER], at home; two grandchildren, Dale and Rita ROBERTS; a sister, Mrs. Pearl BRINER, Hammond, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ronald HOWE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, where military rites will be conducted by the World War I Barracks and the local American Legion post. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, October 17, 1963

Marie E. Kercher
Miss Marie E. KERCHER, 62, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Wabash county hospital. She had been in ill health fo the past two weeks.
Born Jan. 7, 1901 in Miami county, where she had spent her entire life, she was the daughter of Charles and Minnie HARMON KERCHER. She was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Akron WCTU.
Surviving are the mother; a brother, Lamoine [KERCHER], Roann; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Opal) HILL and Mrs. Ed (Marjorie) MAGLECIC, both of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Her father and a brother, Ralph [KERCHER], preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Harold CONRAD and D. L. SLAYBAUGH oficiating. Burial will be in he Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be rmoved to the Kercher home on R.R. 1, Roann from the Haupert funeral home of Akron. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at the Kercher home.

Friday, October 18, 1963

Jonette Jo Crabbs
Jonette Jo CRABBS, seven-month-old daughter of John and Bernice BIDDINGER CRABBS, 1221 Wabash avenue, died at 5 a.m. today at Riley Children's hospital in Indianapolis of a congenital heart disease. Ill since birth, she had been a patient at the hospital one week. Jenette was born in Woodlawn hospital March 17, 1963.
Surviving with the parents are four sisters, Beverly [CRABBS], a student at Ball State Teachers college in Muncie, and Deanna, Sharon and Rhonda [CRABBS], all at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ray CRABBS, R.R. 3, Rochester, and uncles and aunts and nieces.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday 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 2 p.m. Saturday.

A. Gale Black
A. Gale BLACK, 67, Fulton, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon of a heart attack while riding in a stock truck with his son, Byron [BLACK].
Mr. Black was stricken about five miles south of Rochester on Ind. 25. A passerby, Earl BARKMAN of Rochester, took him to Woodlawn hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 1:30 p.m.
A life resident of the Fulton community, Mr. Black ws the son of George and Florence HECKATHORN BLACK and was born Dec. 23, 1895. He was married in Rochesteer, Feb. 14, 1917, to Fern BEATTIE, who survives.
Mr. Black was a farmer and a member of the Logansport Eagles lodge.
Also surviving are the son, Byron, R.R. 2, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Sylvia HARDY, R.R. 4, Logansport; three brothers, Frank [BLACK], R.R. 6, Rochester; Albert [BLACK], Fulton, and Eugene [BLACK], R.R. 5, Logansport.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton, where final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate and burial will be in the Salem cemetery.

Saturday, October 19, 1963

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Monday, October 21, 1963

Clifford Van Vactor
Clifford Van VACTOR, 68, R.R. 2, Argos, was killed instantly Saturday when he was struck by a falling tree in the yard of his grandson, William J. Van VACTOR, four miles south of Plymouth on U.S. 31. But he saved the lives of two of his great-grandchildren as he pushed them away from the path of the tree.
Van Vactor and his son, Joseph [Van VACTOR], were cutting down the tree and when it began to fall, Van Vactor saw the children playing in the path of the tree. He ran over and pushed them out of the way. He was struck by several large limbs.

Harry D. Vance
Harry D. VANCE, 83, a retired carpenter who lived in Argos for over 60 years, died at 10 p.m. Sunday in the Methodist home at Warren. He had been in failing health for several years.
The son of Henry and Mary VANCE, he was born Nov. 22, 1878 in Millersburg, Ind., where he lived until the age of 21. He moved to Argos then and resided there until September of last year, when he moved to Warren.
Mr. Vance was married Dec. 13, 1903. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church and Argos Masonic Lodge 399.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Calvin (Ruth) KAUFFMAN, Millersburg, and Mrs. Chauncey (Ida) STROUP, Goshen, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Revs. W. Ray KUHN and Arthur A. SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Masonic rites will be at 8 pm. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 22, 1963

Hazel B. Pownell
Mrs. Hazel B. POWNELL, 71, Fulton, died at 7 p.m. Monday in her home after an illness of three years. She had resided all her life in Fulton county.
Born May 15, 1892 in Marshtown, she was the daughter of William and Maria NICKLES BEATTIE. She was married May 15, 1912 to Frank POWNELL. Mrs. Pownell was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Helen DOWNARD, Fulton, and Mrs. Mary MARSH and Mrs. Margie KENNEDY, both of Alexandria, Va.; a son, Howard [POWNELL], Long Beach, Cal; twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. Lynford ORR officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home after noon Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Wednesday, October 23, 1963

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Thursday, October 24, 1963

Meda Bright
Funeral services for Mrs. Meda BRIGHT, 76, 335 Indiana avenue, who died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mrs. Bright had been in failing health for the past three years and seriously ill since her admittance to the hospital.
Born Jan. 1, 1887, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Alvin and Elizabeth HOLLOWAY NEWELL. Her marriage was July 13, 1907 in Rochester to Lawrence M. BRIGHT, who died March 25, 1951. She had lived in Rochester for over 60 years.
Surviving are a step-son, Charles D. KINDIG, R.R. 2, Rochestr; a sister, Mrs. Martha HUNTER, Bluffton, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Nellie Miller
Mrs. Nellie LaPEARL MILLER, 66, Plymouth, died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday in Shelbyville, Ky., while enroute home from a Florida vacation.
Born Sept. 6, 1897 in Rochester, she was the daughter of George and Harriet DUDGEON. Her marriage was Dec. 5, 1916 in Rochester to Harvey MILLER, who survives. She was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church. Mrs. Miller had lived in Plymouth for the past 30 years.
Surviving with the husband are four sons, four daughters, nineteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 pm. Saturday in the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth with the Rev. William BLEAM officiating. Burial will be in the Ricvhland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, October 25, 1963

Adda Sanders
Mrs. Adda SANDERS, 83, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday at her home, seven miles northeast of Rochester, of a heart attack.
Born Oct. 5, 1880, in the Burton community, she was the daughter of Jacob and Harriett WALTERS NEFF. Her marriage was April 15, 1909, in the Burton community to Amos SANDERS, who died Nov. 8, 1956.
Mrs. Sanders was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church and the WCTU. She had spent her entire life in Fulton county. Mrs. Sanders attended Rochester Normal college and taught school in the county nine years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Thelma) SAFFORD and a grandson, Lowell [SAFFORD], both of R.R. 2, Akron; and a brother, Floyd [NEFF], Fort Wayne. A son, four sisters and five brothers preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Athens E.U.B. church with the Revs. Wayne JOHNSON and Floyd HARDY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday and at the church one hour before services.

Ethel Kennard
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hammond for Mrs. Ethel HILAND KENNARD, 78, Munster, former Kewanna resident, who died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at a Crown Point nursing home. Cremation will follow the services.
Born in Kewanna on Dec. 4, 1884, she was the daughter of Milton and Mary HEIMBURGER HILAND. Her marriage was in 1908 to Charles S. KENNARD, who preceded her in death in 1956.
Among the survivors is a sister-in-law, Mrs. Milton HILAND of Rochester. A brother and sister preceded her in death.

Saturday, October 26, 1963

Moses T. Bahney
Moses T. BAHNEY, 77, R.R. 1, Roann, died Friday at 2 p.m. in the Friendly nursing home at Wabash, where he had been a patient 18 days. A retired farmer, he had been ill two years.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Richard JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born April 3, 1886, in Miami county, Mr. Bahney was the son of Samuel and Mary Ellen YARIAN BAHNEY and had spent his life in that community. He was married in Rochester Dec. 15, 1909, to Valura NYE, who survives.
Mr. Bahney was a member of the Emmanuel E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Beatrice) FITES, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Allen (Imogene) SMITH, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; and Mrs. Harold (Mary Ellen) FLOOR, North Manchester; a son, Gerald [BAHNEY], R.R. 1, Roann; twelve grandchildrn; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Rosetta OLIVER, Akron; Mrs. Albert (Hazel) SCHIPPER, Roann, and Mrs. William (Verna) BEMENDERFER, Indianapolis. Preceding in death were a son, two grandsons and three brothers.

Lena Starr
Mrs. Lena STARR, 74, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient since 1948.
Born in Boston, Mass., May 22, 1889, she was the adopted daughter of Mrs. Clarence ALLEMAN of Argos. Her marriage was in 1920 to Sam STARR, who survives.
Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Grace GOULD, LaMesa, Cal.
Private funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday 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 7 p.m. today.

Monday, October 28, 1963

Mark L. Van Lue
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mark L. Van LUE, 73, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died Saturday at 2 p.m. in Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis. Mr. Van Lue underwent surgery at Indianapolis Friday.
The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiated at rites and burial was in Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Born June 14, 1890, near Athens, Mr. Van Lue was the son of James Milo and Clara Margaret WOOLLEY Van LUE. He had spent his life in this community, working as carpenter and farmer. He lived on Ind. 14, 1 1/2 miles west of Rochester.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph SHOEMAKER, South Bend, Mrs. Imogene PAVESE, Hobart, and Mrs. Arden WALGAMUTH, Akron; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, James Van LUE, Rochester.

Earl W. Sowers
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Earl W. SOWERS, 78, Macy, who died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday in the Bluffton Clinic.
The Revs. William SHEWMAN and Arthur MAIN will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Sowers had been in failing health for the past year. Born April 23, 1885 in Macy, he was the son of John and Laura POWELL SOWERS. His marriage was on March 4, 1920, to Maude AULT, who survives. He was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving with the wife is a twin brother, Verl [SOWERS], Macy; four nieces and two nephews.

Myrtle Keim
Mrs. Myrtle KEIM, 81, Akron, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday in her home at Akron following a stroke. She had been in ill health for the past two years.
Born Aug. 13, 1872 in Miami county, she was the daughter of David and Katie YOUNG KERCHER. Her marriage was Jan. 18, 1903 in Roann to Charles KEIM, who died in 1949. She was a ember of the Akron E.U.B. church. She had spent her entire life in the Akron and Gilead communities.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marie CRAFT, Akron, and Mrs. Cecil (Orma) HUFFMAN, Roann; seven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Dora WELLER, Roann, and a brother, Cloyde KERCHER, Mentone. A son, three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1::30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Arthur TINKLE officiating. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 29, 1963

Claude W. Hoffman
Claude W. HOFFMAN, 62, R.R. 1, Roann, died suddenly at 7:15 a.m. today of a heart attack. Mr. Hoffman was a farmer.
Rites are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Wednesday, October 30, 1963

Vern J. McCain
It will be "two or three days" before the cause of death of a Fulton county mechanic, who was found dead in his garage in the southeast part of the county Tuesday, will be determined.
This was stated this morning by Dr. Clarence COBB, a pathologist at the Logansport state hospital who conducted a post-morten examination of the body.
The mechanic, Vern J. McCAIN, 56, was found dead Tuesday at 2:05 p.m. in a garage at his home, R.R. 1, Macy, in the southeast corner of Fulton county. The body lay in a pool of blood, with a small wound in the back part of the right side of the head.
Meanwhile, an intense investigation is underway by state police and the sheriff's office, who cannot rule out the possibility of foul play until cause of the death is established.
Dr. Cobb's examination did disclose the man did not suffer a heart attack, nor was he shot. Police believed at first that a small hole in the man's head could have been caused by a bullet, but the autopsy ruled out this theory.
Dr. Cobb performed a full autopsy at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. He said McCain suffered "a minor blow on the head, lay on the floor and died."
The blow knocked McCain unconscious, but did not cause death, Dr. Cobb stated. He said McCain could have died of exposure. He sent specimens of the body to the Medical Center for further tests.
The body was discovered by Howard SLIFER, Jr., McCain's employer, who operates a Ford Automobile agency at Twelve Mile. Slifer went to McCain's farm home because McCain had not reported for work Tuesday morning. Slifer said McCain was "very prompt and if he was going to be even 15 minutes late for work, he would always call."
Slifer said that when he got to the farm, he noticed the garage door open about a foot and that the lights were on. When he looked into the garage, he saw McCain's body on the floor between two cars, with his head under one car and his feet under the other.
County Coroner Dr. Howard ROWE said McCain had died late Monday night. The exposure theory of the cause of death was supported by the low temperatures of Monday night.
Sheriff Willard CLARK said it appeared McCain had been polishing one of the cars in the garage. A can of polish and some rags were on the rear deck of one of the autos. The top of one of the cars appeared to have been cleaned off or partially polished.
Clark also said that two dogs were guarding the body and that they had to be lured away before the body could be examined.
The sheriff said there was no evidence of looting in the house and that the television set still was operating. Over $15 was found in McCain's clothes by police.
McCain's wife, Opal [McCAIN], told Detective Sergeant Rex DILLMAN of the Peru state police post that she hadn't been home since late Sunday night. She said she worked in Chicago but had gone to a doctor in Logansport Tuesday and was there when notified of the death of her husband.
Cause of death cannot be determined until Dr. Cobb completes his examinations of specimens and examination of other specimens that were sent to the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis are completed.
Dr. Cobb will give his findings to Coroner Howard ROWE, who will determine if death was accidental.
Investigating with Dillman, Clark and Drs. Cobb and Rowe are State Troopers James JOHNSON, Larry WAGENKNECHT and Don SMITH of Fulton county, Sgt. Ed LIKENS, state police district laboratory technician from Lafayette, and Deputy Coroner Lyman BAKER.
McCain moved to Fulton county eight months ago from Logansport, where he had lived for about a year. He had worked at Twelve Mile for eight months, also.
He was born on July 1, 1907 in Carroll county to Martin and Daisy Ann GORDON McCAIN.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Irene GALOB, Chicago; a granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Susie LEES and Mrs. Edna ARMSTRONG, Bunker Hill, and three half-brothers, Joseph McCAIN, Indianapolis, and James and Frank McCAIN, South Bend.
Funeral services are pending at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.
[NOTE: See Thursday, October 31, 1963 and Wednesday, January 8, 1964]

Claude W. Hoffman
Funeral services for Claude W. HOFFMAN, 62, R.R. 1, Roann, who died suddenly at his home of a heart attack at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Silver Creek Church of God.
The Revs. Al TROUP and James MARTIN will officiate and burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until noon Friday and at the church one hour before services.
A farmer who had lived in the Gilead and Akron commnities all his life, Mr. Hoffman had been ill 1 1/2 years before his death. He was born Jan. 27, 1901 in Wabash county to Ezra and Lydia DEWALD HOFFMAN.
His first marriage was to Della GAGNON, who died in 1925. His second marriage was Dec. 18, 1926 in Athens to Opal BURNS, who survives.
Also surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Helen) THIEME, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Dean (Delores) GLASSFORD, Rural Route, Macy; Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) STEEL, New Paris, and Linda, Carla and Jennifer [HOFFMAN], all at home; four sons, William [HOFFMAN], Huntington; Robert and David [HOFFMAN], at home, and Terry [HOFFMAN], with the U.S. Army at Fort Knox, Ky.
Other survivors are 11 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Willard KUHN, Burket, and three brothers, Ralph [HOFFMAN], Goshen; Russell [HOFFMAN], Coldwater, Mich., and Frank [HOFFMAN], North Manchester. Two sons and a brother preceded in death.

Rosetta Castle
Mrs. Rosetta CASTLE, 84, South Bend, a former Rochester resident, died Tuesday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lyle JONES, South Bend.
Born in Miami county Oct. 30, 1878, she moved to South Bend from Rochester 45 years ago. She was married in Macy in 1895 to Willbur CASTLE, who died last May 28.
Surviving with the daughter are six grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Hollis funeral home at South Bend with the Rev. Paul E. CHALFANT officiating. Burial will be in the Highland cemetery at South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Thursday, October 31, 1963

Vern J. McCain
State police and the Fulton county sheriff's office, not knowing if they're investigating a homicice or an accidental death, continued today to probe into the circumstance surrounding the death Monday night of Vern J. McCAIN, 56, R.R. 1, Macy.
McCain was found dead in the garage at his home in the southeast corner of Fulton county at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday.
Officers are waiting for Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, to determine if the death was accidental or not. Dr. Rowe must receive final reports from Dr. Clarence COBB, Logansport pathologist, and the Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis before making a decision.
Dr. Cobb performed a full autopsy Tuesday night and sent specimens to the I.U. Medical Center for examination.
Sheriff Willard CLARK said this morning that he and Detective Sgt. Rex DILLMAN of the Peru state police post are conducting separate investigations and will confer periodically to exchange information.
Clark said he has returned to the death scene three times since Tuesday night, still operating on the possibility that foul play was involved.
McCain, who once owned and operated a garage at Athens and also had worked in Rochester, was a mechanic at a Twelve Mile garage at the time of his death. He was found by his employer as he lay on the garage floor with his head in a pool of blood.
Final rites have been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport with burial in the New London cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
[NOTE: See Wednesday, October 30, 1963 and Wednesday, January 8, 1964]

Nora M. Tucker
Mrs. Nora M. TUCKER, 81, Mentone, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Born in Kosciusko county on Jan. 25, 1882, she was the daughter of Orval and Mary TURNER SARBER. Her marriage was on Oct. 30, 1900 to Ora G. TUCKER, who survives.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Albert [TUCKER], Palestine, and Ralph [TUCKER], Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Max (Winifred) SMITH, Mentone, and Miss Lilly TUCKER, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a half-brother, Turner BOGGS, Mentone.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Reed funeral home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Bessie L. Clemans
Mrs. Bessie L. CLEMANS, 76, native of Fulton county, died Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in her home in Logansport after a brief illness.
She was the wife of Frank M. CLEMANS, who survives. The couple resided at 1822 East Broadway.
Born near Athens Nov. 24, 1886, Mrs. Clemans was the daughter of George and Dora MOORE ROWE. She was married in Chicago Nov. 2, 1908.
Mrs. Clemans was a member of the Broadway Missionary Alliance church and of the Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.
Also surviving are a son, Ralph [CLEMANS], R.R. 5, Logansport; four daughters, Miss Helen CLEMANS, at home; Mrs. Raymond REID and Mrs. Robert COSTELLO, both of Logansport, and Mrs. William CAMPBELL, Delphi; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred ROWE, Rochester, and William ROWE, Siren, Wis., and a sister, Mrs. Roscoe BURKETT, Akron. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Broadway church with the Rev. J. Albert CORBY officiating. Burial will be in the Everrest Memorial cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport after 7 o'clock tonight.

Friday, November 1, 1963

Leona R. Smoker
Mrs. Leona R. SMOKER, 72, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 10:50 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for the past five weeks. She had been in ill health for seven months.
Mrs. Smoker was born May 18, 1891 in Fulton county. Her marriage was Oct. 28, 1909 in Akron to Albert SMOKER, who survives. Mrs. Smoker, a lifetime resident of the county, was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Freda) GRAHAM, and Opal LAUGHMAN, both of R.R. 1, Akron; two sons, Ernest [SMOKER], Wabash, and H. Wayne [SMOKER], R.R. 1, Rochester; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 1 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday and at the church one hour before services.

Roy Fenstermaker
Roy FENSTERMAKER, former Rochester resident, died Tuesday at his home in Visalia, Cal., after an extended illness. He is about 72 years of age.
Mr. Fenstermaker, a native of this community, had spent all his life in the Rochester area until moving to California eight years ago.
Funeral rites and burial were to be held in California.
Surviving are the wife, the former Stella BARTHOLOMEW; a daughter, Mrs. Velmar (Lillian) BOWMAN, formerly of Rochester and now of Visalia; two nieces, Mrs. Dea FULTZ, Rochester, and Mrs. Jessie ALWINE, Peru, and a nephew, Cleo FENSTERMAKER, Anderson.

Saturday, November 2, 1963

Huldah Dipert
Mrs. Huldah DIPERT, 76, Huntington, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday in the Roanoke nursing home at Roanoke. She was the widow of Clyde DIPERT, who died in 1947. Mr. Dipert was a native of Fulton county.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Bailey funeral home in Huntington with the Rev. Miles RAISOR officiating. Graveside rites will be conducted at noon at the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, November 4, 1963

Lucy Hendrickson
Mrs. Lucy MAUCK HENDRICKSON, wife of Ernest R. HENDRICKSON who was reared in Rochester, died Friday night after a long illness in Evanston, Ill., where the family lived for many years.
Among the survivors are two aunts, Mrs. George FELDER, 317 Pontiac street, and Mrs. Effie THRUSH, 221 1/2 East Fifth street.

Tuesday, November 5, 1963

Irene Whisman
Mrs. Irene ABBOTT WHISMAN, 43, South Bend, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial hospital following a long illness.
Born May 16, 1920 in Rochester, she had lived in South Bend for the past 22 years, moving there from Rochester. Her marriage was Feb. 13, 1938 in Rochester to Virgil WHISMAN, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William WHITFIELD, South Bend, and Miss Peggy Lou WHISMAN, at home; two grandchildren, and three brothers, Harold ABBOTT, Rochester, and Glenn and Arthur ABBOTT, Mishawaka.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka with the Rev. Wilber C. WILSON officiating. Burial will be in the South Bend Southlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Inez Shively
Mrs. Inez SHIVELY, 79, Osceola, died at 8:30 p.m Monday in the St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka. She had been in ill health for the past 10 years.
Born Feb. 3, 1884 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Rudolph and Mary BUEHLER. Her marriage was May 6, 1905 to Martin L. SHIVELY, who died March 29, 1957.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Claude BURKS, Osceola, and Miss Carrie SHIVELY, at home; a son, Ivan [SHIVELY], Dowagiac, Mich., six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in 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 after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Estle Bryant
Estle BRYANT, 72, R.R. 2, Akron, died early this morning in his home.
Funeral services are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Anna C. Whisman
Anna C. WHISMAN, 92, Argos, died at 11 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where she was admitted earlier in the day. She had been in failing health for eight months.
Born Aug. 26, 1871 near Argos, she was the daughter of Asa and Sarah MECHLING FORSYTHE. Her marriage was Sept. 3, 1891 to Willis WRIGHT WHISMAN, who died July 8, 1938. Sh was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Vern (Ruth) WARNER, Mrs. Carl (Toilie) McGRIFF and Mrs. Ray (Evelyn) BURROUGHS, all of Argos; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Elmer (Grace) ZENTZ, Argos, and a brother, George FORSYTHE, Rochester. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Revs. Eldon EVANS and Arthur SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the fneral home after 10 a.m Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 6, 1963

Ruth A. Wilson
Mrs. Ruth A. WILSON, 1223 Lakeshore drive, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for the past three days.
Mrs. Wilson was born Jan. 25, 1904 in West Point, Miss. Her marriage was Sept. 25, 1932 in South Bend to Thomas WILSON, who survives. She had lived in Rochester for about 10 years, moving here from Monterey.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Robert ZEHNER and Mrs. Winfred HARTMAN, both of Monterey, and six grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday in the Monterey Methodist church with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harry Price funeral home in Knox until noon Friday.

Ralph Burkett
Ralph BURKETT, 54, of the Richland Center community, died at 12:30 p.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted 4 1/2 hours before. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

Thursday, November 7, 1963

Ralph C. Burkett
Ralph C. BURKETT, 54, R.R. 3, Rochester, member of the Fulton county 4-H Fair board, died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Burkett had been in failing health for the past year, but had been a patient at Woodlawn only four days.
A lifetime resident of Richland township, he was serving his last year on the Fair board. He was also a member of the Fulton County Purebred Breeders association, of which he was treasurer, and the Richland Center Odd Fellows lodge. He had been a school bus driver in the county for 20 years.
Born May 15, 1909 in Richland township, he was the son of Austin and Myrtle MYERS BURKETT. He was married Nov. 6, 1930 to Frances RHOADS, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. James (Mary Anne) MAURER, Bourbon; two granddaughters, Julia and Karen MAURER; a sister, Mrs. Odell GOOD, Leiters Ford, and several nieces and nephews. A son preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday 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. Richland Center Odd Fellows members will conduct graveside rites. The family requests that contributions other than flowers be made to the heart fund.

Jacob Brubaker
Final rites for Jacob [F.] "Jake" BRUBAKER, 90, retired Fulton county farmer who died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fay WYSONG, 411 Jefferson street, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F cemetery.
The son of Jacob and Sarah Ann BRUBAKER, he was born in Richland township April 23, 1873 and had resided most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties.
He was married Feb. 19, 1896 in Fulton county to Lillie May [POWNALL], who died in 1952.
Surviving with Mrs. Wysong are three other daughters, Mrs. Orvin LAKE, Argos, and Mrs. Belle EWEN and Gail BORUFF, both of Kokomo; eleven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Vinney LOWMAN, Richland Center.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Otis V. Jackson
Otis Victor JACKSON, 62, 502 Clayton street, died at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis, where he had been a patient since Saturday. He had been in failing health for the past year.
Born Dec. 28,1900 near Fulton, he was the son of Albert and Nancy SUTTON JACKSON. He was first married to Pauline COOK, who died in May of 1949. He was later married to Hilda MOORE, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Henry GURLEY, Nurenberg, Germany; three sons, Robert and Richard [JACKSON], Rochester, and Donald [JACKSON], Conway, S.C.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Urbin [JACKSON], Eau Claire, Mich., and Clarence [JACKSON], Fulton, and seferal nieces and nephews. Three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Cora E. Matheny
Mrs. Cora Ellen MATHENY, 89, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in her home of a heart attack.
Born Aug. 7, 1874 near Argos, she was the daughter of Charles G. and Elizabeth MARTINDALE MATHENY. Her marriage was in Sterling, Colo., on July 1, 1924, to Walter MATHENY, who survives. She had spent her earlier life in Kansas and Arkansas, returning to Indiana in 1917.
She was a member of the Bethel Methodist church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She also was a member of the WSCS of that church.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Andrew (Verlie) MACKEY, Plymouth, and two granddaughters. Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bethel Methodist church with the Rev. Ernest MINEGAR officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Friday until noon Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.

Friday, November 8, 1963

Otis Jackson
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Otis V. JACKSON, 62, 502 Clayton street, who died at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis Wednesday morning. The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, November 9, 1963

Pearl Keim
Mrs. Pearl KEIM, 84, Fulton, died at 7 p.m. Friday in the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient since Dec. 29, 1961. She had been in ill health for two years.
Born Oct. 17, 1879 in Liberty township, she was the daughter of Samuel and Diadema DEWEESE GORDON. Her marriage was Oct. 15, 1902 in Fulton county to Harvey KEIM, who died in 1914. She was a member of the Green Oak Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Esther GOOD, Logansport; a son, Ted [KEIM], Rochester; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and three brothers, John GORDON, Rochester, Lyman GORDON, Plymouth, and Eugene GORDON, Fulton. A son, Kenneth [KEIM], preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday 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 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 11, 1963

[no obits]

Tuesday, November 12, 1963

George H. Brothers
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for George H. BROTHERS, 74, who died Monday at 12:45 p.m. in his home at South Mud lake. He had been ill three months. The Rev. Lynford ORR will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Mexico cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m; today.
Mr. Brothers had moved to South Mud lake 11 years ago from Kokomo, where he had been a photo-engraver until retirement. He was born in Chicago Sept. 29, 1889, the son of Tom, Sr. and Carrie DAILEY BROTHERS.
His marriage was in Chicago Dec. 25, 1909, to Bessie FORD, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, James Edwin [BROTHERS], Kokomo; a brother, Thomas [BROTHERS], and a sister, Mrs. Carrie HINES, both of Chicago, and three grandchildren. One son preceded in death.

Wednesday, November 13, 1963

O. Louise Morrett
Miss O. Louise MORRETT, 56, Indianapolis, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Oct. 28. Death was due to carcinoma following an illness of two years.
Born Sept. 25, 1907, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Bruce and Ethel COPLEN MORRETT. She moved from Rochester in 1940 to Indianapolis, where she was employed by Borden's Ice Cream company for over 22 years. Miss Morrett was private secretary to the company Manager when she died. She was a member of the Third Christian church in Indianapolis.
Surviving are a brother, Darwin "Duke" MORRETT, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Cecil (Lula Mae) FIELDS, Kewanna; seven nieces and nephews, and an aunt, Mrs. Bert (Alta) MYERS, Rocheser.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Zimmerman Brothers 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 after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, November 14, 1963

Floyd E. Marsh
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Floyd E. MARSH, 75, former resident of the Fletchers Lake community, who died Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Logansport state hospital. He had been ill 12 years.
The Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON will offficiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Miami county on May 25, 1888, Mr. Marsh was the son of James and Henrietta MORRIS MARSH.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ruth LEAVELL and Mrs. Donna EYTCHESON, both of Fulton, and Mrs. Pearl WAGONER, R.R. 1, Rochester; two brothers, Ora MARSH, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Marion MARSH, Iona, Mich., and several nieces and nephews. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.

Friday, November 15, 1963

[no obits]

Saturday, November 16, 1963

Cynthia Ralston
Mrs. Cynthia RALSTON, 97, New Buffalo, Mich., died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Memorial hospital at Michigan City following an illness of one year.
Born Dec. 9, 1865 in Gilead, she was the daughter of William and Emeline ANGELMEYER LUCKENBILL. Her marriage was May 30, 1885 in Gilead to William Clinton RALSTON, who died May 27, 1933. She had lived in the Rochester community most of her life. She moved to New Buffalo to live with her son, Jesse [RALSTON], in 1958.
Surviving with the son are two step-sisters, Mrs. Ethel EMMONS, South Bend, and Mrs. Zella BRANDBURY, St. Louis, Mo., three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers 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 after noon Sunday.

Monday, November 18, 1963

Orval M. Eley
Orval M. "Cap" ELEY, 68, Argos, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Plymouth Parkview hospital, where he had been a patient since Saturday afternoon. He had been in ill health for the past six months.
Born Aug. 23, 1895 at Lucerne, he was the son of Elmer E. and Alice MILLER ELEY. He was married June 30, 1929 at Lakeville, to Grace McCLAIN, who survives.
Mr. Eley was a partner in the E. E. Eley Sawmill at Argos. He was a member of the Argos Christian church, the Argos Lions club and the Plymouth country club. He had lived in the Argos community for the past 50 years.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Royce (Alice) HARTSOUGH, South Bend; a son, Dick [ELEY], Argos; three grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. William (Cleo) HILL, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Arthur (Millie) TUCKER, Gary. Two brothers preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos, with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Minnie M. Schrim
Mrs. Minnie M. SCHRIM, 92, Rochester, died at 5:10 a.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient since Sept. 26, 1962. She had resided most of her life in Fulton and Cass counties.
Born Sept. 8, 1871 in Bueana, Ia., she was the daugher of Phillip and Sarah DAVIS GREEN. Her marriage was Oct. 23, 1890 in Kewanna, to John SCHRIM.
Surviving are a son, Elza [SCHRIM], R.R. 3, Rochester; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The husband, a daughter and two sons preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Joseph E. Wolf
Joseph E. WOLF, 40, R.R. 2, Rochester, died suddenly of a coronary attack in his home at 3 a.m. Sunday. He had lived here about three weeks.
Born Feb. 15, 1923 in Starke county, he was the son of Eli and Laura HARTZ WOLF. His marriage was May 11, 1951 in Knox to Hazel L. THOMPSON, who survives. He was employed at the Eighth Street Machine and Welding company. Mr. Wolf was a World War II veteran.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m.Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home wih the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The Rochester American Legion will have charge of military graveside rites.

Tuesday, November 19, 1963

Lynn W. Beaman
Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery for Lynn W. BEAMAN, 80, Winnetka, Ill., who died at his home Sunday. The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate.
Mr. Beaman's wife is the former Hazel LEITER, whose parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses A. LEITER, lived on Jefferson street here for many years.
Mr. Beaman was the head of the public relations department of the E. McKenzie Management Consultants of Chicago. He was born Jan. 12, 1883 in Cleveland and had lived in Winnetka for 20 years.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Anson L. BEAMAN, Sunnyvale, Cal., a sister, Miss Lois BEAMAN, Youngstown, O., and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hebblethwaite mortuary in Evanston, Ill. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of the graveside rites.

Wednesday, November 20, 1963

Frank Carpenter
Frank CARPENTER, 67, 427 Indiana avenue, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital following a one-year illness. He was a retired cabinet-maker.
Born March 5, 1896 in Elkhorn, Wis., he was the son of Morgan and Gertrude CARPENTER. He came to Rochester in 1961 from The Dalles, Ore. His last marriage was June 1, 1961 to Ida RICHARDS, who survives. Mr. Carpenter was a member of the Unity church of The Dalles, the Rochester American Legion and the VFW.
Surviving with the wife are a son; three daughters; three brothers, and a sister, all of The Dalles; seven step-children, and numerous grandchildren, of Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON oficiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday. The Rochester American Legion and VFW posts will conduct military graveside rites.

Robert M. Fishel
Robert M. FISHEL, 52, 502 Jefferson street, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in his home. He had been in ill health for the past year, seriously ill since May.
Born April 7, 1911, in Princeton, Ill., he was the son of William and Mary SHEWARD FISHEL. He was married in Chicago to Helen A. VAWTER, who survives. Mr. Fishel came to Rochester in 1947 from Chicago.
An upholsterer by trade, Mr. Fishel was a World War II veteran and served four years in the European Theatre. He was a member of the Rochester American Legion.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter by a previous marriage, Mrs. Daniel LEVY, Los Angeles; four granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah PASCHEN and Mrs. Glenn WAHL, both of Princeton, Ill., and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rochester American Legion will have charge of military graveside rites.

Rev. Wyman A. Hull
Word has been received of the death of the Rev. Wyman A. HULL, 64, of the Liberty Center Baptist church. The Rev. Hull was a former pastor of the Kewanna Baptist church.
The Rev. Hull died at 12:55 a.m. Thursday in the Wells county hospital of Bluffton following an illness of two days.
He was born in 1899. His marriage was in 1919 in South Bend to Iona HOOVER, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters; thirteen grandchildren; a great-granchild; two brothers and a sister.

Thursday, November 21, 1963

Ollie Breen
Mrs. Ollie [RUSH] MEYER BREEN, 64, 719 East Ninth street, died at 5:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for 12 weeks. She had been in ill health for the past year and a half and seriously ill for 18 weeks.
Born April 10, 1899 near Rochester, she was the daugher of Edward and Clara EMMONS RUSH. She first was married Jan. 19, 1921 in Fulton to Tom MEYER, who died July 1, 1928. Her second marriage was in 1938 to Clarence BREEN, who died in 1946. She had spent her entire life in the Rochester area.
Mrs. Breen was a member of the Church of God, the American Legion auxiliary and the Mothers of World War II, and was a Gold Star Mother.
Surviving are two sons, Howard MEYER, Rochester, and Dean MEYER, Mentone; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Oliver (Fern) BRYANT, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Wayne (Ruth) ZOLMAN, Tippecanoe; two brothers, Harvey RUSH, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Donald RUSH, R.R. 1, Macy, and several nieces and nephews. A son and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Rochester Church of God with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until noon Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.

Elsie M. Baldwin
Elsie M. BALDWIN, 77, Plymouth, mother of a Rochester resident, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Clapp nursing home at Argos of a heart attack.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth [BALDWIN], Rochester; four gandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson funeral home at Plymouth. Burial will be in the Denver I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, November 22, 1963

Belva L. Mathias
Mrs. Belva L. MATHIAS, 78, R.R. 2, Macy, died at her home at 1:30 a.m. today, following an illness of three years.
Born in Union township in Miami county March 7, 1885, she was the daughter of C. B. and Margaret CLINE LOCKWOOD. Her marriage was Feb. 26, 1908 at Mexico to John MATHIAS, who survives. She was a member of the WSCS of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Lyle DePUE, Argos, and Mrs. Bernie JONES, R.R. 1, Macy; thee sons, Vernon [MATHIAS], R.R. 1, Akron, J. E [MATHIAS], R.R. 1, Peru, and Dean [MATHIAS], R.R. 1, Roann; seventeen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Waldo LOCKWOOD, R.R. 1, Macy, and three sisters, Mrs. Joe WILSON, Mrs. Jessica TEEL and Miss Genevieve LOCKWOOD, all of R.R. 1, Macy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Pleasant Hill Methodist church with the Rev. James SWAN officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery of Mexico. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 after 2 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday and at the church after 1 p.m. Monday.

Jacob L. Smith
Final rites for Jacob L. SMITH, 71, Burket, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Reed funeral home at Mentone. The Rev. James GLEN will officiate and burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.
Mr. Smith, a former employee of the Burket Lumber company, died unexpectedly at his home at 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Born Oct. 17, 1892 in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Frank and Rosa ANDERICK SMITH. He was married Nov. 18, 1910 to Mary O. EATON. He was a member of the Burket E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Anna WILLIAMSON, Burket; a son, Wesley F. [SMITH], Peru, and three sisters, Mrs. Etta ARNOLD and Mrs. Dean KEFARBER, both of Goshen, and Mrs. Evelyn FOSTER, Lima, O.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Aubrey O. Zellers
Aubrey O. ZELLERS, 52, Kewanna, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital at Winamac. Mr. Zellers was the owner and operator of the Cuv-Inn restaurant in Kewanna.
Born Jan. 21, 1911 in Kewanna, he was the son of Roy and Edna McKEE ZELLERS. His marriage was in 1932 to Lucille BLAUSER, who survives.
Mr. Zellers was a member of the Kewanna Masonic lodge and the Kewanna Baptist church
Surviving with the wife are the mother and step-father, Mr. & Mrs. Guy SMITH, Kewanna; two sons, James R. and Joseph R. [ZELLERS], both of Las Vegas; two grandchildren; a brother, Wilmer R. [ZELLERS], South Bend; two step-brothers, Donald SMITH, South Bend, and Claude SMITH, California, and a step-sister, Mrs. Dorothy GINGLEBURGER, Osceola.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Saturday, November 23, 1963

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Monday, November 25, 1963

Warren W. Downs
Warren W. DOWNS, 66, who lived in the Marion Veterans Home, died at 3 a.m. Sunday at the Hines Veterans hospital in Hines, Ill., where he had been a patient for the past six weeks. Mr. Downs died of bronchogenle carcinoma.
Born Feb. 20, 1897 in Rochester, he was the son of James M. and Alice TAYLOR DOWNS. Mr. Downs served in the 13th Field Artillery of the U.S. Army and was in the battle of Chateau Thierry in World War I. He also served with the army occupation forces in Germany on the Rhine river. He was a career man with the Army.
Surviving are the step-mother, Mrs. James DOWNS, Rochester; two half-brothers, J. C. DOWNS, Chicago, and Morton DOWNS, Rochester; three half-sisters, Mrs. C. L. (Ruth) RICHARDSON, Mrs. Russell (Leah) SMILEY and Mrs. Howard (Marjorie) FRED, all of Rochester, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday 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. The Rochester American Legion will assist in the services.

Goldie McManus
Mrs. Goldie McMANUS, 68, mother of three local residents, died Saturday at 7:45 p.m. in St. Joseph's hospital at Logansport following a lingring illness. She resided at 1713 Woodlawn avenue, Logansport.
Mrs. McManus was the mother of Dennis McMANUS, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Clifford REICHARD, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Emerson REICHARD, R.R. 4, Rochester.
Born Oct. 2, 1895, in Cass county, she was the daughter of William and Alice HAYDEN STEWART. Her husband, Dennis [McMANUS], died in 1939. Mrs. McManus was a member of the Anoka Methodist church and of the WSCS.
Also surviving are four other sons, Walter, Wayne, Dale and Rayburn "Mike" [McMANUS], all of Logansport; three other daughters, Mrs. James WEBSTER, Logansport, Mrs. Vernon KELLEY, Delphi, and Mrs. Dominic MITTICA, Logansport; one brother, Charles STEWART, R.R. 3, Logansport, and a sister, Mrs. Ora PARKER, Brookfield.
The Kroeger funeral home at Logansport is in charge of last rites, which will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Remaining arrangements are incomplete.

Zoe O. Essick
Funeral rites for Miss Zoe O. ESSICK, 72, 817 Jefferson street, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Miss Essick died Saturday at 6:50 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for one week. She had been seriously ill for eight weeks.
Born Oct. 3, 1892, near Rochester, she was the daughter of Vivian L. and Sarah BLACKBURN ESSICK. Miss Essick was a practical nurse and had worked for the Public Service Company of Indiana and as local agent for a Mentone dry cleaning firm.
She was a member of the Grace Methodist church and of the Naomi circle.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. E. M. (Zella) OVERMYER, R.R. 2, Rochester, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Rosella R. Hemenway
Last rites for Mrs. Rosella R. HEMENWAY, 42, former Rochester resident, will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home. Mrs. Hemenway, R.R. 5, Dowagiac, Mich., died Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in South Bend's Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient two weeks.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Rochester April 13, 1921, Mrs. Hemenway had lived in this city until 1953.
Surviving are the husband, Charles [HEMENWAY[; a daughter, Beverly Ann [HEMENWAY]; a son, Robert [HEMENWAY], R.R. 1, Lawton, Mich.; a granddaugher; her father, Harrison SANDS, Rochester, and her mother, Mrs. Esther KROUSE, Rochester. One son preceded in death.

Tuesday, November 26, 1963

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Wednesday, November 27, 1963

George Dickson
George DICKSON, 15, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial hospital. He had been in ill health for three months.
Born Aug. 22, 1948 in Richland Center, he was the son of Leonard and Caroline DICKSON. He was a member of he First Assembly of God church. The boy was a seventh-grader at LaPaz school.
Surviving with the parents are a broher, Riley E. [DICKSON], Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Clovie DUNLAP, Mrs. Leona PAXTON and Mrs Charlene ABAIR, all Plymouth, and a grandmother, Mrs. Clovie REED, Argos.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Plymouth First Assembly of God church with the Rev. E. J. BRUTON officiating. Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery. Friends may call at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth after 4 p.m. today, and after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, November 29, 1963

Edward B. Blasser
Last rites were conducted this afternoon at the Harrison fneral home in Kewanna for Edward B. BLASSER, 88, Kewanna, who died Tuesday night at a Logansport hospital after a long illness. The Rev. Harry TAYLOR officiated at the funeral and burial was in the Shaffer cemetery.
Born June 20, 1875, near Kewanna, Mr. Balsser was the son of Abraham and Mary BIXLER BLASSER and was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lydia STINGLEY, Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews.

Lester C. Rogers
Lester C. ROGERS, 67, Mentone, a retired farmer, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill for two weeks.
Born in Fulton county April 1, 1896, he had resided all his life in the Mentone and Beaver Dam communities. He was the son of Manerville and Myrtle BUGBY ROGERS. Mr. Rogers was married Sept. 15, 1917 to Reth ROGERS.
He was a member of the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church, the Warsaw Barracks of World War I Veterans and the Mentone American Legion.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Charles L. [ROGERS], New Carlisle; two brothers, Maurice and Bernard [ROGERS], both of Rochestr; two sisters, Mrs. Lowell (Georgia) SMITH, South Bend, and Mrs. Kyle (Berniece) GIBSON, R.R. 5, Warsaw; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight at the Reed funeral home in Mentone. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church with the Rev. James GLENN officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery.

Saturday, November 30, 1963

Rex Middleton
Rex MIDDLETON, 61, who lived in Akron as a boy, died at 7 p.m. Friday in the Illinois Center hospital in Chicago. He had been ill six months.
An employee of the Nickel Plate railroad, Mr. Middleton was born in Warsaw July 28, 1902. His parents, Ray and Nellie MIDDLETON, lived in Akron several years. He was married in April, 1922, to Hazel STRONG, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Glen [MIDDLETON], R.R. 1, Warsaw, and a sister, Mrs. Cynthia FRYMIRE, Marion.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Haupert 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 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 2, 1963

Edith Cripe
Last rites were held Sunday afternoon at the Yoder, Culp funeral home in Goshen for Mrs. Edith CRIPE, 79, Dunlap, who died Friday at 2 p.m. in Elkhart general hospital, where she had been a patient four weks.
Mrs. Cripe was the mother of Willis CRIPE, Leiters Ford.
The Rev. Vernon MILLER officiated at the services and burial was in the West Goshen cemetery The family requested that memorials be given to the Crippled Children's Society.
Born in Elkhart county Feb. 28, 1884, Mrs. Cripe's marriage took place April 21, 1906, to Henry J. CRIPE, who survives. The couple had lived in Dunlap 23 years. Mrs. Cripe was a member of the City Church of the Brethren in Goshen.
Also surviving are two other sons, Wayne [CRIPE], Goshen, and Harry [CRIPE], Plymouth; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Glen Hatfield
Glen HATFIELD, 71, a resident of Burket for 23 years, died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday in the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw. He had been ill eight years.
An employee of the Dalton foundry in Warsaw for 38 years, Mr. Hatfield was born Sept. 28, 1892 in Palestine, Ind., the son of William and Martha SARBER HATFIELD.
He was married Jan. 22, 1914 to Ethel DAVIS and was a member of the Burket Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife, two sons, George [HATFIELD], Burket, and Roger [HATFIELD], East Woodlawn Hills, Cal.; three daughtrs, Mrs. Robert BREEDING and Mrs. Keith DORAN, both of Wrsaw, and Mrs. Helen HAYS, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Blanche SENSIBAUGH, Warsaw; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Reed funeral home at Mentone with the Rev. Clyde BYERS officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 3, 1963

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Wednesday, December 4, 1963

Bessie McCay
Mrs. Bessie "Katie" McCAY, 77, died early today in her home at 509 Elizabeth street. She had been in failing health for the past two months.
Born Sept. 30, 1886, in Hartford City, she was the daughter of Alex and Mina PARTINGTON HUGGINS. She was first married to Leroy MARSHALL. She was later married on Oct. 28, 1932 in Fulton to Thomas McCAY, who survives.
Mrs. McCay had been employed at the Karn Coffee Shop for a number of years, until her illness. She was a member of the Rochester Rebekah lodge and the VFW auxiliary. She had lived in Rochester for the past 30 years, coming here from the Bourbon and Bremen area.
Surviving with the husband is a son, Waldo MARSHALL, Bremen; three grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kelsie HUGGINS, Hanna, and Clayton HUGGINS, Bourbon, and several nieces and nephews. A sister preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Bert Mitchell
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac for Bert MITCHELL, 76, Winamac, who died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. He had been critically ill for three weeks.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Francis JOHNSON, formerly of Rochester, and Mrs. Edna SOUTH; a son, Bud MITCHELL, of Royal Center; a brother, Peter MITCHELL, of Knox; sixteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Two sons and three sisters preceded in death.

Marie Friedrich
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Mrs. Marie Fern FRIEDRICH, 76, Kewanna, who died Tuesday morning at the Rochester nursing home after a brief illness.
The Rev. Lonnie BENNETT will officiate at the rites. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Born Jan. 16, 1887, in Boone county, Mrs. Friedrich was the daughter of Martin and Molly LIPES POLAND. She was married to Sherman FRIEDRICH, who preceded in death. Mrs. Friedrich was a member of the Kewanna Christian church.
Survivng are four sons, Clyde [FRIEDRICH], Star City, and Ralph, Floyd and John, all of Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel HAMILTON, North Salem, and Mrs. Tessie WOODY, Seminole, Okla.; a brother, Walter POLAND, Laketon, and six grandchildren. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Myrtle Engle
Mrs. Elmer (Myrtle) ENGLE, 75, Mentone, died at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday in the Hillcrest nursing home at Columbia City. She had been in ill health for the past six months.
Born Nov. 5, 1888 in Claypool, she was the daughter of Ellis and Eliza BANSER. Her marriage was Oct. 30, 1907 at Warsaw, to Elmer ENGLE, who survives. Mr. Engle had lived in Mentone for three years, moving there from Akron.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Marshall (Nellie) SHECKLER, Columbia City, and Mrs. Carl (Blanche) EGOLF, R.R. 3, Columbia City; two sons, Estel [ENGLE], Silver Lake, and Roy [ENGLE], R.R. 1, Claypool; fourten grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Glen AULT, Akron, and Mrs. Elva DAVIS, Niles, Mich., and a half-brother, Tommy LOHER, R.R. 1, Akron. Three sons, a daughter, a half-sister and two half-brothers preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz fneral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery near Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Samuel J. Bayless
Last rites were held this afternoon at the Pleasant Hill E.U.B. church near Bruce Lake for Samuel J. [BAYLESS], 21, who died Sunday in a Fort Wayne hospital after a long illness.
The Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiated at the service and burial was in Pleasant Hill cemetery.
Mr. Bayless was the son of Donald BAYLESS, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and of Mrs. Ruth JAMES, Daytona Beach, Fla. He was born May 7, 1942.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a brother, Terry [BAYLESS], a sister, Beth [BAYLESS], and a maternal grandfather, John WAGNER, Logansport.

Thursday, December 5, 1963 to Friday, December 6, 1963

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Saturday, December 7, 1963

John E. Fenstermaker
John E. FENSTERMAKER, 83, Mentone, died at 9:25 p.m. Friday in the Prairie View nursing home at Warsaw. He had been in failing health three years.
Born Dec. 1, 1880 in Fulton county, he moved to Mentone in 1906 from near Leiters Ford. he was the son of John and Pricilla LEBO FENSTERMAKER. He was married in Rochester Jan. 24, 1901 to Pearl WOOD, who died in 1951.
A retired farmer, Mr. Fenstermaker was a member of the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Herschel "Hody" FENSTERMAKER, Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Raymon (Thelma) HIBSCHMAN, Endlewood, Fla.; a brother, Wilbur [FENSTERMAKER], Hammond; a half-brother, Clyde BRUGH, Mentone; seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Two sons prceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Reed funeral home at Mentone with the Rev. Glenn CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

LeRoy Ellis
LeRoy ELLIS, 37, died unexpectedly this morning about 6:30 o'clock at his home, R.R. 2, Akron. He was an employee of the Litchfield Creamery at Warsaw.
Born June 4, 1926, at Valparaiso, he was the son of George and Mary Evelyn SPENCER ELLIS. His marriage was in Valparaiso July 28, 1950, to Donna Jean BRYANT, who survives. Mr. Ellis was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are four sons, Stephen, Tommy, Daniel and Philip Joe [ELLIS], all at home; a twin brother, Lewis [ELLIS], Valparaiso; another brother, Philip [ELLIS], Las Vegas, Nev., the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary JOHANNSEN, Valparaiso, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Monday, December 9, 1963

LeRoy Ellis
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 pm. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron for LeRoy ELLIS, 37, R.R. 2, Akron, who died Saturday morning of a heart attack at his home.
The Rev. L. E. MYERS will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Wesley BULLIS. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery, 4 1/2 miles north of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Emma C. Murphy
Mrs. Emma C. MURPHY, 76, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 9 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital of a coronary attack. Mrs. Murphy had been in ill health for the past several years.
Born May 8, 1887 in Miami county near Macy, she was the daughter of Stinson and Christine ELKINS BOOKS. Her marriage was in 1906 to Roscoe MURPHY, who survives.
Surviving with the husband is a brother, Max BOOKS, Macy, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 10, 1963

Anthony Lee Rerrarccio
Anthony Lee FERRARCCIO, 11, Rocester, died at 7:35 a.m. Monday in a Fort Wayne hospital, where he had been a patient for 1 1/2 years.
Born Sept. 10, 1952 in Marion, he was the son of Mrs. Norma BROWN, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Arthur FERRARACCIO, New York City.
The boy had lived on Route 1, Rochester, for 1 1/2 years before entering the hospital. He was a member of the Marion Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Michelle [FERRARCCIO], Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Helen MARTIN, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Charles NORTON, Marion; the maternal great-grandmoter, Mrs. Myrtle NORTON, Marion; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Antonio FERRARACCIO, New York City.
Private services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the LaFontaine (Ind.) I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Blanch Cumberland
Mrs. Walter (Blanch) CUMBERLAND, 75, Akron, died at 7:25 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been in failing health for the past five years.
Born Aug. 2, 1888, she was the daughter of Frank and Molly HANSON. Her marriage was in Peru to Walter E. CUMBERLAND, who preceded in death.
Surviving are eight sons, Paul, Frank and Loren [CUMBERLAND], Claypool; Walter G. [CUMBERLAND], Glendora, Cal.; Eldon and George R. [CUMBERLAND], R.R. 2, Akron, Vernon [CUMBERLAND], Akron, and Warren [CUMBERLAND], Bourbon; three sisters, Mrs. L. D. ROBERTSON and Mrs. Cletus DOTY, Peru, and Mrs. Josie DEVINE, ElCajon, Cal., seventeen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Final arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Mary E. Lewis
Mrs. Mary E. LEWIS, 89, Argos, died suddenly at 9:30 p.m. Monday of a heart seizure.
Born Oct. 1, 1874 in Argos, she was the daughter of John W. and Sarah HOOVER SIMONS. Her marriage was in 1898 to Tracy LEWIS, who died in 1949. Mrs. Lewis lived in Chicago about 50 years before returning to Argos.
Surviving are two half-sisters, Mrs. Lura THOMAS, Argos, and Mrs. Hazel NISWONGER, South Bend, and a half-brother, Howard WALTZ, Argos. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Arthur SCHNECK officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 11, 1963

Edgar H. Adamson
Edgar H. ADAMSON, 65, 929 Jackson boulevard, died Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Friday noon. Death was due to emphysema and resulting complications. Mr. Adamson had been in failing health five years and seriously ill since Friday.
Born Ocr. 1, 1898, in Rocester, he was the son of Homer and Isabelle JEWEL ADAMSON. Mr. Adamson had spent most of his life in this commnity. His marriage was Oct. 8, 1921, in Rochester, to Glendon R. SHORE, who survives.
Mr. Aamson was employed by the Gewell Ridge Coal Sales company of Cincinnati, was a member of the United Prsbyterian church, Lero Shelton Post of the American Legion and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. John (Billie) KREISLE, South Bend; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emerson FELDER, Fulton; three brothers, Clarence, Arthur and Roy [ADAMSON], all of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Friday 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. Thursday.

Blanch Cumberland
Last rites will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church for Mrs. Blanch CUMBERLAND, 75, Akron, who died Tuesday morning in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Wesley BULLIS will officiate, assisted by the Rev. James GLENN. Burial will be at the Mt. Hope cemetery in Peru. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today.
Surviving with those listed in an earlier story is a daughter, Mrs. Mary HORN, R.R. 2, Warsaw.

J. Russell Coffing
J. Russell COFFING, 67, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in his home followin a one-year illness.
Born in Miami county March 22, 1896, he was the son of Joshua and Jane LICHTY COFFING. His marriage was Dec. 20, 1919 at Peru to Goldie WILES, who survives.
Mr. Coffing was a member of the Macy Christian church and the Logansport WOW. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Coffing lived on Route 1, Twelve Mile for the past 42 years.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, J. Richard [COFFING], R.R. 1, Roann; Donald L. [COFFING], R.R. 2, Peru; K. W. [COFFING], Logansport, and Dewey [COFFING], Burnettsville; five daughters, Mrs. June GARROW and Mrs. Rachael STEWART, both Mishawaka; Mrs. Nina WARNER, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Betty LEWIS, Rochester, and Miss Joan COFFING, Indianapolis; twenty-two grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Ida LICHTY, Cleveland, O., Mrs. Meda SHAFFER, Marion, and Mrs. Grace SHADEL, Macy. Three brothers and five sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Metea Baptist church with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, December 12, 1963

William Peters
William PETERS, 85, who came here to live during the winter with his daughter, Mrs. Ethel LEBO, 340 Indiana avenue, was found dead about noon today by Mrs. Lebo. Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, placed time of death at about 10 a.m. today. Mr. Peter's home was west of Monterey at the Tippecanoe river. he was born July 20, 1878. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, December 13, 1963

David E Zeider
Final rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for David E. ZEIDER, 82, former Kewanna resident who died Wednesday night at the Miller nursing home here.
Burial will be in the Indian Creek Christian cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A retired track foreman for the Pennsylvania railroad, Mr. Zeider was born April 14, 1881, at Elwood, the son of Alonzo and Mary ZEIDER. He was married to Amanda KING, who died in 1940, and in 1945 he married Mary RHINESMITH, who died in 1960.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph [ZEIDER], Plymouth, and Earl [ZEIDER], address unknown; a daughter, Mrs. Nettie CLICK, Cedar Lake; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, James [ZEIDER], Plymouth, and Elmer [ZEIDER], Royal Center; and one sister, Mrs. Mellie CUNNINGHAM, Royal Center.

Earl S. Neher
Earl S. "Shorty" NEHER, 76, 813 Monroe street, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health for the past several years.
Born June 8, 1887 in Delphi, he was the son of John and Elizabeth MOORE NEHER. Mr. Neher retired after 23 years as a taxi driver in Rochester. He spent most of his life in this community.
Surviving are a son, Dean [NEHER], Burr Oak, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Waneta KESTNER, Fort Wayne; four brothers, Truman [NEHER], Leiters Ford; Herman [NEHER], Huntongton; Russell [NEHER], Knox, and Guy [NEHER], Onward, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl BRUBAKER, Logansport, and Mrs. Emma FENSTERMACHER and Mrs. Mary DAGGY both of Chicago; five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A son and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lydia A. Myers
Mrs. Lydia A. MYERS, 84, Walkerton, resident of the Culver and Leiters Ford communities until three years ago, died at 11 p.m. Thursday in the LaPorte Community hospital. She had been in failing health for the past two years.
Mrs. Myers was born Oct. 22, 1878 at Bruce Lake Station. She was a member of the Culver E.U.B. church and the Culver Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are two sons, two daughters, three brothers and several grandchildren.
Final rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. Walter CHISHOLM, pastor of the Culver E.U.B. church, officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William Peters
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for William PETERS, 85, of near Monterey, who died Thursday. The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate and burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Peters was found dead at noon Thursday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ethel LEBO, 340 Indiana avenue, where he had moved a week ago to spend the winter. He resided four miles west of Monterey on the Tippecanoe river and was a retired farmer and former garage operator at Monterey.
Death was due to a heart attack about 10 a.m., according to Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner.
Born in Pulaski county July 20, 1878, Mr. Peters was the son of Chris and Louise ZAKISCH PETERS. He was married in 1902 to Della WILSON, who died in 1918. Mr. Peters attended the Monterey Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the daughter, are six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildrn; one brother, Charles PETERS, of near Culver; three sisters, Mrs. Annie REINHOLD, Winamac; Mrs. Kate HUBENY, Kewanna, and Mrs. Harry WENTZEL, of near Leiters Ford, and several nieces and nephews. A sister and four brothers preceded in death.

Saturday, December 14, 1963

Edith Ruh
Mrs. Edith RUH, 75, former Rochester resident, died Friday morning about 9:15 o'clock in a hospital at Pomona, Cal She had suffered a heart attack Thursday and was admitted to the hospital at that time.
Mrs. Ruh and her sister, Marjorie WILLIAMS, resided at a retirement home in Pomona.
She was the widow of Fred RUH, longtime Rochester druggist. He operated the Blue Drug Store, now Baxter's, for several years, the firm having been founded by his father, Alex (RUH].
Mrs. Ruh had resided on the West Coast for the past 25 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Don (Rosanna) HALL, Santa Monica, Cal., and by a son, Frederick [RUH], also Santa Monica.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Monday, December 16, 1963

Maude Gordon
Funeral sevices were conducted this afternoon in the Fulton Baptist church for Mrs. Maude GORDON, 74, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a long illness.
The Rev. Lynford ORR officiated and burial was in the Fulton cemetery. The Ditmire and Davidson funeral home at Fulton was in charge of the rites.
Mrs. Gordon was a native of Fulton county, born Sept. 5, 1889, the daughter of George and Clara SHEETS ROBBINS. Her marriage was Feb. 25, 1913, to Eugene GORDON, who survives. Mrs. Gordon was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donna WILLIAMS, R.R. 1, Rochester; six sons, Ralph Emerson [GORDON], Macy; Frank and Paul [GORDON], of Rochester; the Rev. Robert [GORDON], Mud Ceek; Russell [GORDON], New Waverly, and Vorhes [GORDON], Bakoshe, Okla; twenty-three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Jeanette A. O'Brien
Last rites will be Tuesday at 9 p.m. [?] in St. Joseph's church at Logansport for Miss Jeanette A. O'BRIEN, native of Grass Creek who died Friday at her home in Chicago.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Maurice FOLEY will officiate at the service and burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery, Winamac. Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport.
Miss O'Brien worked as a seamstrss for the Loraine shop in Chicago. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Rose GALBREATH, Logansport, and Mrs. George BIGLER, Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.

John N. Cummings
Rites were held this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for John N. CUMMINGS, 81, Kewanna, who died Friday in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
The Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD officiated at the services and burial was in Indian Creek cemetery near Lucerne.
A retired farmer, Mr. Cummings was born near Royal Center on July 19, 1882, the son of Riley and Harriet ABBOTT CUMMINGS. He was married to Bertha S. CLARY, who survives. Mr. Cummings was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Also surviving are a son, Cleotin [CUMMINGS], Middleville, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille KANE, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Dora PARISH, Battle Creek, Mich.; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Edith Ruh
Funeral services were conducted Saturday in Pomona, Cal., for Mrs. Edith RUH, 75, former Rochester resident who died of a heart attack Friday morning at a Pomona hospital.
Cremation followed. Mrs. Ruh's ashes are to be returned to Rochester for burial in the spring, friends here have been advised.
The widow of Fred RUH, longtime Rochester druggist, Mrs. Ruh had resided in California for the past 25 years with a sister, Miss Marjorie WILLIAMS.
She attended Rochester high school and Denison university, Granville, O., where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorotity.

Tuesday, December 17, 1963

Martin Miller
Martin MILLER was stillborn at Woodlawn hospital at 10:10 a.m. today. He was the son of C. Raymond and Marilyn MYERS MILLER, 611 West Ninth street.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth MYERS, R.R. 3, Argos; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cloyce MILLER, R.R. 3, Rochester; the maternal great-grandfather, Lester ZEHNER, R.R. 4, Plymouth, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. John SHOBE, Los Angeles.
Private services will be conducted at the Foster & Good funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Wednesday, December 18, 1963

Floy Allen
Miss Floy ALLEN, 80, formerly of Monterey, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at a Logansport hospital following a long illness.
She was a member of the Monterey Methodist church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Monterey Methodist church wih the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at he Easterday-Bonine funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday until noon Saturday and then at the church.

Thursday, December 19, 1963

Vada E. Smith
Mrs. Vada [E.] SMITH, 79, R.R. 3, Argos, died of a heart seizure at 5 a.m. today in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cleo (June) WYNN, Culver. She had been in failing health for several years.
A native of Delong, Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 26, 1884 to John and Mary LARGE. She moved from Culver to Argos 55 years ago.
In 1904, Mrs. Smith married David H. SMITH, who died in 1945. She was a member of the Gilead Methodist church in Marshall county and of the WSCS at the church.
Surviving with the daughter, are a son, Lester [SMITH], R.R. 3, Argos; six grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Elva STAYTON, Culver, and Mrs. Lutie REESE and Miss Ruth LARGE, South Bend, and a brother, Ralph [LARGE], Culver. A daughter and two sisters preceded in death.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where arrangements are pending.

Clarence D. Pletcher
Clarence D. PLETCHER, 56, Plymouth, a former Argos resident, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at his home. He was found dead on the kitchen floor at 12:30 p.m.Wednesday by his wife. He had been under a doctor's care because of a heart condition.
Born July 14, 1907 in Lakeville, Mr. Pletcher was the son of Nathan and Cleo PLETCHER, who live at R.R. 3, Argos. He moved to Plymouth from Argos eight years ago. He was married inArgos July 23, 1938 to Virginia MURRAY. He was a member of the Plymouth Church of God and an employee of the Bendix corporation in South Bend.
Surviving with the wife, who is an ordained minister of the Church of God, and the parents are a son, David [PLETCHER], Findlay, O., a daughter, Sharon [PLETCHER], who is a student at Bethel college in Mishawaka; a grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Naomi) CROW, Plymouth, and Mrs. Harold (Goldie) BARLOW, Argos, and six brothers, Charles [PLETCHER], Bourbon; Paul [PLETCHER], Bellflowers, Cal.; Russell [PLETCHER], South Bend; the Rev. Ralph [PLETCHER], Niles, Mich., Willard [PLETCHER], Argos, and Gene [PLETCHER], Plymouth. A son, Daniel [PLETCHER], prceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ralph PLETCHER officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Friday, December 20, 1963

Vada E. Smith
Final rites for Mrs. Vada [E.] SMITH, 79, R.R. 3, Argos, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Russell GOOD, Gilead Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Smith died of a heart seizure at 5 a.m. Thursday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cleo WYNN, East Shore drive, Culver.

Dr. John Leech
Dr. John LEECH, 71, Indianapolis, died early this morning at the home of his son, John [LEECH], Jr.
Born Sept. 6, 1892 in Fulton county, Dr. Leech was the son of Ora and Delila ZOLMAN LEECH. He had resided in Texas for many years before moving to Indianapolis last summer.
Surviving are the wife, Anne [LEECH], Indianapolis; the one son; two grandsons, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Van DOREN and Mrs. Gertrude BALL, both of R.R. 2, Akron.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, December 21, 1963

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Monday, December 23, 1963

Oren E. Reddick
Oren E. REDDICK, 69, 1503 Main street, died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday at his home after being taken home from Woodlawn hospital on Saturday. He had had a coronary condition about four months.
Mr. Reddick had lived in Rochester since 1918, moving here from near Greenville O. On May 12, 1962, he completd a 48-year career with the Railway Postal Service, spending the last 14 years as field service officer working out of the Chicago office.
Born May 8, 1894 in Darke county, O., he was the son of Daniel and Phoebe REDDICK. He was a member of Grace Methodist church, Rochester Masonic Lodge 79, Rochester Lions club, Fulton County Conservation club and Rochester Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Marie KOLL REDDICK; three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Avis) MURPHY, Logansport; Ms. Fred (Mary) PENDLETON, Sedona, Ariz., and Mrs. Graham (Marcele) NOELL, Lexington, Ky.; two sons, Ralph [REDDICK], Dayton, O., and K. Eugene [REDDICK], Battle Creek, Mich.; and twelve grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS and Dr. Claude YOUNG officiating. The Rochester lodge will conduct Masonic rites. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Della B. Smith
Della B. SMITH, 84, who resided in Fulton county most of her life, died at 11 a.m. Sunday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where she had been a patient one day. She had been in failing health 2 1/2 years.
A resident of Culver at the time of her death, Mrs. Smth had lived a mile north of Rochester before moving to Culver 10 years ago. She was born Oct. 6, 1879 in Fulton county to Thomas and Nancy DAUGHERTY RUSH. She was a member of the E.U.B. church.
Mrs. Smith's husband, Daurcy [SMITH], died in 1949. Numerous nieces and nephews survive. Four sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 24, 1963

Mary Burch
Mrs. Mary WHARTON BURCH, 76, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Denver, Colo. She was the daughter of Milton and Nettie THOMPSON WHARTON and was born June 19, 1887, east of Rochester.
She was married to William BURDETTE Aug. 24, 1912; he died in 1954. In 1955 she was married to John BURCH, who survives.
Other survivors are one sister, Gladus WHARTON of Kewanna; two brothers, Porter and Vern WHARTON, both of Elkhart, and several nieces and nephews.
She had lived in Denver 45 years, going there from Indiana. The funeral will be at the Howard Mortuary in Denver Thursday.

Mary Anders
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church for Mrs. Mary ANDERS, 92, former Grass Creek resident, who died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Doris KISTLER, in Redkey, Ind.
Surviving are four daughtters, Mrs. Kistler; Mrs. Fern GREGG and Mrs. Rugh ZODY, Glendive, Mont., and Mrs. Elizabeth GROSTOPHONE, Jackson, Mich., a son, Lindley MOORE, Portland, Ore.; a brother, William LOWER, South Bend, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, December 25, 1963

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Thursday, December 26, 1963

Tola G. Miller
Mrs. Tola G. MILLER, 63, Akron, died suddenly at 8:30 a.m. today of a heart attack in her home. She had been ill for a week.
Born July 16, 1900 in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Clarence and Ortha HART MORRETT. She had spent her entire life in the Akron area. Her marriage was Nov. 25, 1925 in Warsaw to Frienda MILLER, who survives.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Akron Church of God. She worked at the Topps Manufacturing company in Rochester for several years.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Doris Ann) BUNGE, Hawaii; two sisters, Mrs. Lura CRAGG, Akron, and Miss Anna MORRETT, Logansport, and a brother, Carl MORRETT, Toledo, O. Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, awaiting the arrival of the daughter from Hawaii.

Mrs. Robert Walter
Mrs. Robert WALTER, 79, Liberty Center, O., former Rochester resident, died at 2:30 a.m. today in the Napoleon (O.) hospital. She had been ill two years.
Born in Napoleon Nov. 21, 1883, Mrs. Walter lived in Rochester from 1925-1931 while her husband was employed at the Val Zimmerman funeral home. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church while living here.
Surviving are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Don (Wilma) SMILEY and Mrs. Dave (Marguerite) SIRKEN, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Arthur (Estella) HOFFMAN, Ridgeville Corners, O., an a son, Robert [WALTER], Jr., Rochester. A daughter, Mrs. Lucille SCHROER, died in 1939 and a son, Luther [WALTER], died in 1950.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Raymond Ray White
Raymond "Ray" WHITE, 78, R.R. 2, Plymouth, died in his home at 6 p.m. Tuesday of a heart seizure.
Mr. White was born in Rochester Aug. 21, 1885. He had spent his entire life in the Rochester, Culver and Plymouth communities. He was a member of the Pretty Lake E.U.B. church.
Surviving are three sons, Lawrence and Jesse [WHITE], both of Culver, and Donald [WHITE], Plymouth; two brothers, Clarence [WHITE], Cincinnati, O., and Francis [WHITE], Walkerton; two sisters, Mrs. Florence IRVINE, South Bend, and Mrs. Marie RITTER, Mishawaka; five gandchildren; three step-sons; two step-daughters, and several step-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pretty Lake E.U.B. church with the Rev. Thomas ROUGH officiating, assisted by the Rev. Walter CHISHOLM. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home after 7 p.m. today until noon Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Jeff O. Whitmyer
Jeff Oliver WHITMYER, 78, Roann, died in the Wabash county hospital Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. He was a retired Roann mail carrier.
Born July 28, 1885 in Roann, he was the son of Daniel and Clara LOWE WHITMYER. He was first married to Maude MILLER, who died in 1954. He was married in 1956 to Blanche PAULUS of Mentone, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are two step-sons, including Eldred PAULUS, R.R. 5, Rochester, and a step-daughter, Mrs. R. L. KINSEY, Mentone.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann with Dr. W. W. WIMBERLY officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Masonic graveside services will be conducted.

Friday, December 27, 1963

Corwin W. Harding
Last rite will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the McCain funeral home for Corwin Webster HARDING, 81, R.R. 1, Macy, who died Wednesday at 11 p.m. in his home after a four-day illness.
The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A retired farmer, Mrs. Harding was born Feb. 27, 1882, in Miami county, the son of William and Maria Van KIRK HARDING. His marriage was in 1910 to Dessa E. SNYDER, who died in 1959.
Mr. Harding was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ralph BALSBAUGH, Peru; one son, Byron [HARDING], R.R. 1, Macy; one step-son, Everett MILLS, R.R. 1, Macy; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Paul J. Daake
Paul J. DAAKE, 78, 520 Madison street, died Thursday at 1:30 p.m in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for one day. Mr. Daake had been in failing health the past week.
The son of Frederick and Mathilda MEIKEL DAAKE, he was born Aug. 22, 1885 at Rockford, Ia. His marriage was at Newton, Ia., on Aug. 25, 1915, to Cora C. WILSON, who survives.
Mr. Daake was a retired employee of the Northwestern Bell Telephone company and was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Warren Masonic lodge, the Indianola Rebekah lodge and the I.O.O.F. lodge at Indianola, Ia.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Robert [DAAKE], Rochester; two brothers, Rudy [DAAKE], Rockford, Ia., and Carl [DAAKE], Amherst, Neb., and several nieces and nephews.
Two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Tola Miller
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Tola MILLER, 63, Akron, who died suddenly at 8:30 a.m. Thursday of a heart attack in her home.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Clyde W. Bunch
Clyde W. BUNCH, 79, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Klapp nursing home at Argos, where he had suffered a stroke about 6 a.m. Thursday.
Born Aug. 2, 1884 near Walkerton, he was the son of Nathan E. and Jessie J. FORSYTHE BUNCH. His marriage was in 1908 at Argos to Bonnie BECKER, who survives.
Mr. Bunch, a retired farmer, came to the Argos community in 1968. He was a former member of the Argos Lions club and also served on the Marshall County 4-H Fair Board for several years.
Surviving with the wife are two daughtrs, Mrs. Arthur (Bernice) HOWARD, Lowell, Mich., and Mrs. Paul (Doris) NIFONG, Argos; two sons, Cleatus W. [BUNCH], Anaheim, Cal., and Nathan G. [BUNCH], at home, and six grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 pm. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the fneral home after 7 p.m. today.

Estella Walter
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Saint Peters Lutheran church in Ridgeville Corners, O., for Mrs. Robert (Estella) WALTER, 79, Liberty Center, O., former Rochester resident. Mrs. Walter died Thursday afternoon in the Napoleon (O.) hospital. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Wesche funeral home in Napoleon, O.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter lived in Rochester from 1926 to 1932. Mr. Walter was employed at the Val Zimmerman funeral home here. Mr. Walter is owner and operator of the Walter funeral home at Liberty Center, O.

Saturday, December 28, 1963

Anna Wickersham
Final rites will be Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Vincent's church of Logansport for Mrs. Anna WICKERSHAM, 82, Logansport, who died Friday morning at St. Joseph's hospital there following a long illness.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John SCHALL will officiate at the service and burial will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Wickersham was born in Hardin county, Ky., on Oct. 26, 1881, the daughter of Martin and Mary GARVEY O'MARA. Her marriage was in September, 1904, to Raymond WICKERSHAM, who died April 24, 1947.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marie DITMIRE, Fulton, and Mrs. Lucille SCOTT, Logansport; a brother, William O'MARA, Rochester; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Fred S. Blacketter
Fred S. BLACKETTER, 83, Fulton, died at 1 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Funeral rits are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Pauline M. Biggs
Mrs. Pauline Marie BIGGS, 60, 212 Pontaic street, died suddenly at 11 p.m. Friday in her home of a coronary attack. She had had a heart condition for several years, but death was unexpected.
Born April 8, 1903, in Logansport, she was the daughter of William and Agnes FLYNN DALE BANEY. Her marriage was in Rochester Nov. 22, 1919 to A. Dewey BIGGS, who died last June 5. She had spent most of her life in the Rochester community.
Mrs. Biggs was a Stanley Products home demonstrator. She was a member of the First Christian church of Michigan City, the WCTU and the Mothers of World War II.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Jean) KOCH, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Eugene (Dolores) IHOLTS, Rochester; three sons, Dale and William [BIGGS], both of Rochester, and Robert [BIGGS], Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elze (Edith) TEEL, Denver, Ind., and Mrs. Charles (Edna) SMITH, R.R. 3, Rochester, and two brothers, Allen DALE, Michigan City, and Edgar BANEY, New Buffalo, Mich. Two daughters and a son preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Burton Brooks
Burton BROOKS, 78, Rochester, N.Y., father of Ms. James (Donna) NEWCOMB of here, died of a heart seizure at 2:30 a.m. Friday in his home.
Also surviving are three brothers and a sister of New York.
The Newcombs left this morning for Fairport, N.Y., where final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Raute funeral home. Burial will be in Fairport.

Monday, December 30, 1963

Belle Wood
Mrs. Belle WOOD, 74, Kewanna, died Saturday evening in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Dec. 18, 1889 near Warsaw, she was the daughter of William and Sarah WILKINSON METZGER. Her marriage was May 10, 1913 to Samuel WOOD, who survives. Mrs. Wood was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Mabel) GIFFORD, R.R. 2, Logansport, and Mrs. Tom (Wilma) ALLRED, Rochester; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, G. E. and David [METZGER], both of Kewanna, and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha URBIN, Walkerton, Mrs. Anna ALLEN,Winamac, and Mrs. Ruth HUGHES, South Bend. A brother, William [METZGER], preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Lonnie BENNETT officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Sarah A. Moyer
Mrs. Sarah Ann "Sadie" MOYER, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Wabash county hospital, where she had been a patient about a week. She had been ill for a month. She lived in Miami county a mile west of Gilead.
Mrs. Moyer had spent her lifetime in the Silver Lake and Gilead areas. She was born in Wabash county June 12, 1886 to Samuel and Catherine HOOVER MOORE. She was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God, and the Ladies Aid Society of the church.
She was married in 1954 to Robert MOYER, who survives. Her first marriage was to Calvin RHOADES, who died in 1914. Her second marriage was to Peter YORG, who died in 1951.
Surviving with Mr. Moyer are five sons, Kenneth RHOADES and Chauncey RHOADES, Wabash; John RHOADES, R.R. 2, Rochester; Peter YORG, Pierceton, and Daniel YORG, New York City; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Dorothy) FINFROCK, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Fred (Pauline) STEIN, Denver, Ind.; eighteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are the following step-children: Lee MOYER, Pierceton; George MOYER, R.R. 2, Macy; Mrs. Everett (Beulah) SEE, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Keith (Mildred) SNYDER, Columbia City; Wayne MOYER, R.R. 1, Macy; fourteen step-grandchildren; twenty-four step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Howard (Mary) COON, Mrs. Carl (Rosa) LOWER and Mrs. Ira (Beulah) HILEMAN, all of Wabash. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Olive Branch Church of God three miles southeast of Gilead. The Revs. Victor YEAGER and Albert TROUPE will officiate and burial will be in he Laketon cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until 11 a.m Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Fred S. Blacketter
Last rites were conducted this afternoon at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Fred S. BLACKETTER, 82, Fulton, who died at a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital after a brief illness.
The Rev. Everett NIXON officiated at the services and burial was in the Fulton cemetery.
Mr. Blacketter was born in Columbus on March 28, 1881, the son of Sylvanus and Martha DINKINS BLACKETTER. His marriage was Nov. 27, 1906, to Mary Hazel STUDEBAKER, who survives.
He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Fullton E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn STURGEON, Birmingham, Mich.; one brother, Ray [BLACKETTER], Detroit; two grandchildren and one grat-grandchild.

Tuesday, December 31, 1963

C. L. Luckenbill
Word has been received of the death in Glen Ellyn, Ill., late Sunday evening of C. L. LUCKENBILL, 46, nephew of Lee SHARPE of Rochester.
An employee of Lyon and Healy in Chicago when he died, Mr. Luckenbill was to join the Fred Waring organization as band arranger on Jan. 16. He held a music degree from the University of Missouri and had last taught music in Grinell, Ia.
Surviving with Mr. Sharpe are the wife; two daughters; the mother of Columbia City and a brother of Warsaw. Services were conductd today in Glen Ellyn.

Max M. Leckrone
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in he Bender funeral home at North Manchester for Max. M. LECKRONE, 51, R.R. 1, North Manchester who died at 2:30 a.m. Monday in the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. Mr. Leckrone was the former owner and operator of the Leckrone hardward store in Akron.
Mr. Leckrone had been in ill health for the past six weeks. Born July 3, 1912 near Silver Lake, he was the son of David and Elizabeth SNET LECKRONE. His mother survives.
He was a lifetime resident of the Akron and North Manchester areas. Mr. Leckrone was a member of the Akron American Legion, the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and the Akron Methodist church. He was a World War II veteran.
Surviving with the mother, Mrs. David LECKRONE, R.R. 1, North Manchester, are three daughters, Sheila Jane, Sharon Ann and Sally Jean [LECKRONE], all of Akron, and three brothers, Dwight [LECKRONE], North Manchester; Herbert H. [LECKRONE], R.R. 2, North Manchester, and Delmar [LECKRONE], Wabash.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS of Akron will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Eel River cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.