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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1964

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1964


Thursday, January 2, 1964

Emmitt Bright
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley MEEK, Rochester, returned home Tuesday after attending the funeral of their grandson, Emmitt BRIGHT, 21, who was killed while working on U.S. 40 near Knightstown. He was a State Highway Department employee.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond ENYART and girls, June and Sharol, [ENYART], Rochester, accompanied the Meeks. Mrs. Enyart was an aunt of Mr. Bright.
Mr. Bright was driving a tracvtor that was hit from the rear. He died enroute to the hospital. He had lived with the Meeks two years ago while working for Rochester Metal Products company.
Surviving are the parents, three brothers, four sisters, the grandparents, aunts, uncles, two nieces and two nephews.

Friday, January 3, 1964

Charles Michael Bardsley
Charles Michael BARDSLEY, 10-year-old son of Paul J. and Maxine LARKIN BARDSLEY of Potage, died Thursday afternoon in Billings hospital at Chicago.
Surviving with the Parents are a brother, William [BARDSLEY], and a sister, Lynn [BARDSLEY], at home, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas LARKIN, Kewanna; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth BARDSLEY, Kewanna, and the paternal grandfather, Waldo BARDSLEY, North Liberty.
Final rites will be at 32 p.m. Saturday in the Kewanna Methodist church with the Rev. John H. COLE officiating, assisted by the Rev. James CHANEY. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery north of Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 7 o'clock tonight and at the church for an hour before services.

Saturday, January 4, 1964

Harmon O. Bucher
Harmon O. BUCHER, 71, died this morning at 1:45 o'clock in his home on R.R. 1, Silver Lake, following an illness of three months.
Born Aug. 5, 1892, in Wabash county, he was the son of Frank and Emma ZELLERS BUCHER and had spent his life in the Silver Creek community near Rock Lake. He was married May 25, 1912, to Ethel LANDIS, who survives.
A carpenter, Mr. Bucher was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God, a trustee there and a member o the church brotherhood.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Worby (Mildred) CLINKER and Mrs. Richard (Donna) FRENCH, both of R.R. 1, Silver Lake; four sons, Edward [BUCHER], R.R. 2, Akron; Robert [BUCHER], Indianapolis; Earl [BUCHER], R.R. 2, North Manchester, and Gerald [BUCHER[, Huntertown; twenty grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and one brother, Rolla [BUCHER], Disko.
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Silver Carek Church of God with the Revs. Jim MARTIN and Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Sunday and until 11 p.m. Monday at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron and at the church an hour before the service.

Monday, January 6, 1964

Rose Norisey
Mrs. Walter (Rose) NORISEY, 48, former Rochester resident, died Friday afternoon at her home in Lisle, Ill., after an illness of a year.
Mrs. Norisey had lived in Rochester for five years before moving to Illinois, her husband being associated with the Indiana Metal Products plant.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one son, Ronald [NORISEY], Naperville, Ill., and one daughter, Sue [NORISEY], at home. A son, Tom [NORISEY], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. inDowners Grove, Ill. The Adams and Winterfield funeral home at Downers Grove will be in charge of services.

Arthur F. Miller
Arthur F. MILLER, 78, former manager of the A & P grocery here, died Saturday at 9 a.m. in his home, 832 34th street, South Bend. Death came from a heart attack and followed an illness of three weeks.
Born March 8, 1885, in Marshall county, he was the son of Samuel and Mattie MILLER. His marriage was in 1910 to Lulu JONES, who survives.
Mr. Miller also managed groceries in Plymouth and South Bend before his retirement.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Norman (Helen) BURKETT, Akron; two sons, Keith [MILLER], South Bend, and Dean [MILLER], Long Beach, Cal; one brother, Ernest [MILLER], Michigan Cit; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Van Gilder funeral home at Plymouth with the Rev. Paul CHALFANT of South Bend officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 7, 1964

Anna J. Crist
Mrs. Anna J. CRIST, 60, Wabash, mother of Raymond CRIST of Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday in the Wabash county hospital. She had lived in Wabash 23 years.
Also surviving are another son, a daughter, two sisters, two brothers, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. in the Eddingfield mortuary chapel at Wabash with the Rev. Paul TODD officiating. Burial will be in the Murphy cemetery. Friends may call at the Eddingfield chapel after 7 o'clock tonight.

Wednesday, January 8, 1964

Vern J. McCain
The Oct. 28 death of Vern J. McCAIN, 56, R.R. 2, Macy, has been ruled accidental by Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner. Dr. Rowe said the man died of pneumonia.
The coroner made his decision after receiving a report from Dr. Clarence COBB, Logansport pathologist. Dr. Cobb said a stomach analysis made by Dr. Robert FOURNEY, state toxicologist, at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis resulted in "no findings."
Dr. Rowe said McCain "died of bi-lateral lobar pneumonia due to cerebral concussion suffered in an accidental fall."
The death had been under investigation by state police and the Fulton county sheriff's office since McCain's body was found in the garage of his home in the southeast corner of Fulton county at 2:05 p.m. Oct. 29.
The body lay in a pool of blood, with a small wound in the back part of the right side of the head. Police believed at first that the wound might have been caused by a bullet, but an autopsy by Dr. Cobb ruled out that possibility.
Dr. Rowe, called to the MaCain home, said the man died late on the night of Oct. 28.
During the autopsy, Dr. Cobb said that McCain suffered a "minor blow on the head, lay on the floor and died." He said the blow on the head knocked McCain unconscious, but did not kill him. He opined that the man may have died of exposure.
Police had to operate on the possibility that McCain was murdered until Dr. Rowe's announcement today.
On Nov. 5, Mrs. Opal McCAIN, the widow, told Det. Sgt. Rex DILLMAN of the state police and Sheriff Willard CLARK that a telephone caller had threatened her life if she would not "stop digging" into the death. Nothing more was heard of this matter, however.
[NOTE: See Wednesday, October 30, 1963 and Thursday October 31, 1963.]

Emma Cooper
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Fulton E.U.B. church for Mrs. Emma A. COOPER, 88, Fulton, who died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller nursing home in Rochester. The Revs. Ronald G. MARTIN and Paul GARNER will officiate at the services.
Mrs. Cooper, who had been in failing health for the past two years, was born in Fulton county May 16, 1875. She had spent her entire life in the Fulton community. Her husband, William E. COOPER, preceded in death. She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dortha MARTIN, South Bend, and a son, Russell D. [COOPER], Osceola.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, January 9, 1964

Hattie E. Ritter
Mrs. Hattie E. RITTER, 83, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. in the Pontius nursing home here, where she had been a patient 2 1/2 years. Death came following an illness of three years.
Born in Fulton county on Oct. 12, 1880, she was the daughter of William and Amanda ALSPACH ALEXANDER and had spent her life in Richland township.
She was married in Rochester July 11, 1896, to Franklin J. RITTER, who died June 21, 1958.
Mrs. Ritter was a member of the Grandview E.U.B. church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Goldie) SMITHSON, Peru; Mrs. Russell (Fern) DORSETT, Tempe, Ariz., and Mrs. Samual (Lola) RHOADES, Fort Wayne; three sons, Carl J. [RITTER], Santa Ana, Cal.; Ralph W. [RITTER], Lafayette, and Dolan P. [RITTER], Tucson, Ariz.; eighteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were six sisters.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Friday, January 10, 1964

[no obits]

Saturday, January 11, 1964

Turner C. Boggs
Turner C. BOGGS, 68, R.R. 5, Warsaw, was found dead Friday evening aat his home north of Mentone by his son, Donald BOGGS of Leesburg. It is believed he died of heart trouble Wednesday.
A lifetime resident of the Mentone and Palestine areas, Mr. Boggs was employed by Kralis Poultry, northeast of Mentone. He retired from farming some time ago.
Mr. Boggs was born Oct. 31, 1895, in Marshall county to Clinton and Mary TURNER BOGGS. He was married Jan. 26, 1918 to Audrey EHERENMAN, who preceded in death. He was a member of he Palestine Methodist church and American Legion Post 425 at Warsaw and was a charter member of the World War I Veterans barracks of Warsaw.
Surviving besides the son are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone, with the Rev. Clyde BYERS, Palestine Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Monday, January 13, 1964

Barry L. Scales
Twenty-year-old Barry [Lee] SCALES of Grass Creek died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his snow-covered car Sunday night or this morning after the car skidded off Ind. 16 in Cass county and got stuck in the snow.
The youth's blanket-covered body was found by the Cass county highway department one-fourth mile east of the intersection of Ind. 16 and Ind. 17, eight miles south of Grass Creek.
Police theorize that Scales wrapped himself in the blanket and left the car motor running to await help. He was on his way home from Young America, where he had visited a girlfriend.
The father, Donald SCALES, this morning drove over the roads he thought his son might have used in coming home, but could not find him. He called the Fulton county sheriff's office then.
The body was rushed to Logansport Memorial hospital, where the youth was pronounced dead, and then was taken to the Fisher funeral home in Logansport.
Scales was a 1962 graduate of North Caston high school, where he was on the basketball team. He worked on the farm of Roger FIELDS, Grass Creek.
Surviving are the father, the mother Pauline [SCALES], a brother and four sisters.

Tuesday, January 14, 1964

Barry L. Scales
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church for Barry Lee SCALES, 20, Grass Creek, who was found dead Monday morning in his snow-covered auto south of Grass Creek.
His auto had gone off Ind. 16 and become stuck in the snow. Results of an autopsy showed that death was due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The youth was enroute home from Young America.
Police think that he had wrapped himself in a blanket, which was found around the body, left the car motor running and decided to await help.
Born in Logansport on Jan. 8, 1944, he was the son of Donald and Pauline HUFFMAN SCALES of Grass Creek. He was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church and had graduated in 1962 from North Caston high school.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a brother, Bruce [SCALES], and four sisters, Barbara, Phyllis, Linda and Ellen [SCALES], all at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd SCALES, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs. Ethel HUFFMAN, Grass Creek.
The Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport after 7 p.m. tonight and at the church an hour before the service.

Forrest M. Skidmore
Forrest M. "Frosty" SKIDMORE, 52, longtime Rochester resident, died Monday at 2:10 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of six years. He resided at 618 East Ninth street, where he owned and operated Burger's Dairy Store.
Born March 17, 1911, near Stanton, Ky., he was the son of Albert and Carrie EWEN SKIDMORE and had lived in this city since 1923 except for four years in Chesterton. His marriage was Jan. 20, 1945, at Plymouth, to Arletta HARPER, who survives.
Mr. Skidmore was a graduate of Rochester high school, where he was a star member of the basketball team. He also was active in local independent baseball play here, particularly with the Rochester Merchants nine of the late 1930s. At one time, that team's roster included four Skidmore brothers as well as their father.
Mr. Skidmore and his brother, Henry [SKIDMORE], operated the Phillips 66 service station at 918 Main street for nine years until 1956, when he moved to Chesterton and was employed as an attendant on the Indiana Toll Road. He returned to Rochester in 1961 after purchasing the dairy store.
Mr. Skidmore was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving besides the wife, are a sister, Mrs. Max (Norine) BAILEY, Jr., Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; three brothers, Victor, Henry and William [SKIDMORE, all of Rochester; the father, Albert [SKIDMORE], and the stepmother, Mrs. Ferol KING SKIDMORE, Rochester.
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 p.m. today.

Wednesday, January 15, 1964

Millie Ann Cunningham
Final rites for Mrs. Millie Ann CUNNINGHAM, 78, R.R. 3, Kewanna, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison funeral home at Royal Center. The Rev. John MULL will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mrs. Cunningham died at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gale SLATER, R.R. 3, Kewanna, after a long illness.
A native of Cass county, she was born June 4, 1885 to Alonzo and Mollie NULF ZEIDER. She was married in 1902 to James M. CUNNINGHAM, who died in 1938.
Mrs. Cunningham was a member of the West Union Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving besides Mrs. SLATER are another daughter, Mrs. Robert FULTZ, R.R. 3, Kewanna; a son, Everett [CUNNINGHAM], Grass Creek; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two brothers, James ZEIDER, Plymouth, and Elmer ZEIDER, Royal Center. Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 16, 1964

[no obits]

Friday, January 17, 1964

Ida M. Lowry
Mrs. Ida M. LOWRY, 74, 134 East Fourth street, died Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Dec. 31.
A native of Cass county, Mrs. Lowry had moved here to reside with her son, Samuel SHUEY, following the death of her husband last October.
Born Sept. 14, 1889, she was the daughter of William and Emma SEARS HAYDEN. Her first marriege was to Charles SHUEY, who died in 1918. Her second marriage was to Samuel LOWRY.
Surviving, besides the son, are a daughter, Mrs. Vivian OGBORN, Houston; fourteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Stella WHIPPLE, Logansport, and Mrs. Anna ENGLISH, South Bend; one brother, Edward HAYDEN, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be Saturay at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery near Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, January 18, 1964

Rose Potter
Mrs. Rose POTTER, 96, Louisville, Ky., former Akron resident died at 3:20 p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey (Nel) WEATHERTON, in Louisville. She had been in failing health for the past several years.
Born near London, England June 19, 1867, she was the daughter of William and Mary MOUDY. Her marriage was in 1892 at Lawrence, Neb., to F. J. POTTER.
Mrs. Pottr moved to Nebraska at the age of three and to Akron in 1904. She had lived in Louisville for the past four years. She was a member of the Louisville Christian church.
Surviving with Mrs. Weatherton are two other daughters, Mrs. Dean (Mearle) NEWCOMB, Rochester, and Mrs. Jane HARRIS, Cleveland, O.; a son, Floyd F [POTTER], Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Nancy Shoemaker
Mrs. Russell (Nancy) SHOEMAKER, 60, R.R. 1, Akron, a lifetime resident of Henry township, died at her home at 12:15 a.m. today. She had been ill for several years.
Born in Henry township May 21, 1904, she was the daughter of Seymour and Leona SHEETZ BOWEN. She was married Aug. 10, 1926 in Gilead to Russell SHOEMAKER, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Beulah) CONNER, Macy, and Mrs. Bill (Kathleen) SMITH, R.R. 1, Akron; three sons at home, Robert, Jack and Jerry [SHOEMAKER]; six grandchildren, and a sister, Miss Fern BOWEN, Macy. A sister and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Earl LONGENBAUGH of Warsaw officiating. Burial will be in the Omega cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, January 20, 1964

Etta Kuhn
Mrs. Etta KUHN, 65, Akron, who operatd Etta's Dress Shop in Akron until closing it recently, died of a coronary attack at 1 a.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home here. She had been ill one year and a patient at the nursing home since September.
A lifetime resident of the Akron community, Mrs. Kuhn was born in Henry township Nov. 17, 1898 to John J. and Geneva KENDRUCK VICKERY. She was married in Detroit March 20, 1920 to Max D. KUHN, who died in 1949.
Mrs. Kuhn was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Emerson (Norma Jean) BURNS, R.R. 2, Akron; a son, Neil [KUHN], Akron; eight grandchildren, and a brother, Dean K. VICKERY, Dallas. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating, assisted by the Rev. Claude FAWNS. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Edith M. Wharton
Mrs. Edith Maude WHARTON, 68, native of Fulton county, died Saturday at 11 a.m. in Beatty Memorial hospital at Westville.
Born March 22, 1895, near Kewanna, she was the daughtr of George and Sarah APT CALVIN. Her marriage was Sept. 19, 1925, to Marion WHARTON, who died in 1931. Mrs. Wharton had resided most of her life in South Bend, retiring in 1955 from the Bike Web company there.
Surviving are a son, G. William [WHARTON], South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Marion ACKLES, Niles, Mich., seven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Fern BURNS and Mrs. Octavia HEMINGER, both of Gary.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Kewanna Church of Christ with the Rev. Lonnie BENNETT officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend until 9 a.m. Tuesday and at the church until the hour of service.

Althea K. Swihart
Mrs. Althea Kathryn SWIHART, 77, R.R. 1, Argos, died Saturday at 10:50 p.m. in St. Joseph hospital at South Bend after a short illness.
Born April 18, 1886, at McPherson, Kan., Mrs. Swihart was the daughter of Jacob and Hannah McCLINTOC GARVER and had spent her childhood in Bremen and Argos. She was married July 21, 1917, to Vernon I. SWIHART, who died in 1952.
Mrs. Swihart resided in Pittsburgh 27 years, returning to Argos in 1943. She was a member of the Tippecanoe D.A.R. chapter, attended Valparaiso university and taught in schools of the area.
Surviving are one son, Dr. John SWIHART, pathologist, Argos and Sayre, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Ethel WALSH, R.R. 1, Argos, and one granddaughter.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Eldon EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after Thursday noon.

Tuesday, January 21, 1964

Leo Norris
Leo NORRIS, 77, R.R. 3, Rochester, died this morning at 3:10 o'clock in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient since Nov. 10 with a coronary ailment.
Born march 5, 1886, on the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee, he was the son of Nelson and Margaret McCROSKEY NORRIS. He had resided all his life in Marshall and Fulton counties, the Richland Center community.
His marriage was Dec. 24, 1907, at Richland Center, to Alice BOWEN, who survives. Mr. Norris had retired from farming five years ago. He was a member of the Argos First Baptist church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Lucille) FISHER, Bremen, and Mrs. Robert (Betty) MILLER, Columbia City; four sons, Nelson [NORRIS], Wheaton, Ill.; John Cecil [BOWEN], Aurara, Ill.; Wendell [NORRIS], R.R. 3, Rochester, and Manford [NORRIS], Portage; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie BRUMFIELD, New Castle; Mrs. Reynold CROSSLAND, Fort Thomas, Ky.; Mrs. Milburn LAKE, South Bend, and Mrs. Lloyd OVERMYER, Argos; a brother, John [NORRIS], Bantry, N.D., and numerous nieces and nephews. Two sons, James and Woodrow [NORRIS], and a brother preceded him in death.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church at Argos with the Rev. Charles DINWIDDIE, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday until 11:30 a.m. Thursday and at the church an hour before the service.

Wednesday, January 22, 1964

Charles F. Farry
Charles F. FARRY, 68, Mansfield, O., a Rochester native, died Tuesday in a Mansfield hospital.
Born April 28, 1895, he was the son of Austin and Naomi Ann CREAMER FARRY. He worked for Inbestors Diversified Services Inc. in Mansfield after having been a high school teacher and coach in Ohio.
Surviving are the wife, the former Martha BELL, and three daughters, a sister and four grandchildren.
Rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the J. H. Finefrock and Sons funeral home in Mansfield. Burial will be in the Kirkwood cemetery at London, O.

Thursday, January 23, 1964

Eva M. Fore
Mrs. Eva M. FORE, 83, 705 Monroe street, died Wednesday at 4:05 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Dec. 23. Mrs. Fore had sustained a hip fracture in a fall at her home.
Born Oct. 17, 1880 in Newcastle township, she was the daughter of Edmond and Emma FIX TIPPY. She had spent her lifetime in this community and was married to William F. FORE, who died July 26, 1939.
Mrs. Fore was a practical nurse following her husband's death. She belonged to the Grace Methodist church, Order of Eastern Star, Evergeeen Rebekah lodge and Victoria Reading Circle.
Surviving are a son, Virl FORE, Noblesville; two dauthters, Mrs. Everett (Tural) KESSLER and Mrs. Robert (Kathleen) CESSNA, both of Rochester; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Velma Marie BAUTER, died Sept. 29, 1963, and two brothers and three sisters also preceded in death.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, January 24, 1964

[no obits]

Saturday, January 25, 1964

William H. Snyder
William H. SNYDER, 83, Akron, died at his home at 9:42 a.m. today. Mr. Snyder moved to Akron six years ago from the Mt. Zion community, where he had been a farmer.
Born Nov. 15, 1880 in Cass county, he was the son of William and Margaret SHANKS SNYDER. His marriage was in August of 1904 to Madge GRONINGER of Deer Creek, who survives. He had spent most of his life in the Fulton county area.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Janet) ARNOLD, Logansport, and Mrs. Charles (Bernice) WHITTENBERGER, Akron; two sons, James [SNYDER], Dayton, O., and Eddie [SNYDER], Alton, Mo.; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary HESS, Logansport, and Mrs. Minnie McDANIEL, Tampa, Fla. A brother James, a daughter Louise [SNYDER] and a granddaughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be at Deer Creek. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Monday, January 27, 1964

Clyde Champ
Clyde CHAMP, 76, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted an hour earlier. He had been ill several years.
Born Sept. 10, 1887 in Cass county, he was the son of Melvin and Mary CRIPPEN CHAMP. His marriae was Dec. 31, 1909 in Twelve Mile to Osa ENYART.
Mr. Champ, a retired farmer, had served two terms as a Fulton county commissioner and two terms on the Fulton County Council. He also was the oldest member of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Audra) REED, R.R. 2, Kewanna; a son, Estel [CHAMP], R.R. 2, Kewanna; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carl and Hubert [CHAMP], both of Twelve Mile; and three sisters, Mrs. Lena AZBELL, Lancaster, O.; Mrs. Arlie MICHAELS, South Bend, and Mrs. Thurza HINKLE, Twelve Mile. Two sons, two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Paul GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetry near Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clyde E. Towne
Clyde E. TOWNE, 78, 206 Monticello road, died at his home at 6 a.m. Sunday following an illness of 2 1/2 years. He suffered his first stroke in May, 1962.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, Mr. Towne had resided most of his life in Newcastle township. He lived on Monticello road for 1 1/2 years.
Mr. Towne was born in Walnut, Ind., June 11, 1885 to Alfred and Emma RUSH TOWNE. He was married in 1908 in Rochester to Bessie HARTMAN. A retird farmer, he had been a bus driver for Talma schools for nine years.
Surviving are the wife; three daughters and two sons of the Rochester area: Mrs. Ellis (Lucille) RYNEARSON, Mrs. Harold (Marjorie) MADDUX; Mrs. Mary Ann WINTER; Vernon TOWNE and Clyde E. TOWNE, Jr.; three other daughters, Mrs. Emil (Evelyn) SCHULTZ, South Bend; Mrs. Estel (Catherine) CRALL, Akron, and Mrs. George (Norma Jean) STARR, Kewanna; another son, Jack [TOWNE], Marseilles, Ill.; a brother, Charles [TOWNE], Rochester, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Three sons preceded in death: Emerson [TOWNE], killed during World War II in 1944; Harold [TOWNE], in 1954, and James [TOWNE], in 1961.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. C. W. SYLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Ethel G. Bish
Mrs. Ethel G. BISH, 80, Fulton, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday in her home following a long illness.
Born in Fulton county July 5, 1883, she was the daughter of Stephen and Martha CONN MARTIN. Her marriage was in 1908 near Fulton to Ray C. BISH, who died in 1930.
Mrs. Bish was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughtrs, Miss Marjorie BISH, Fulton, and Mrs. Charles (Elsie) LONG, Rochestr; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Claude FRED, Fulton.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. Paul GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetry. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after 4 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.

John V. L. Tyrrell
Last rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph church for John V. L. TYRRELL, 68, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a six-month illness.
The Rev. Father George LANNING will officiate at the service and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.
Born Feb. 14, 1895, in Vermillion county, Ill., Mr. Tyrrell was the son of James and Maria ANDERSON TYRRELL. He was married Oct. 5, 1915, in Grass Creek, to Mabel MASON, who survives.
A retired farmer, he had lived in this county since 1901 and was a member of the St. Joseph church. He had lived on Route 6 since 1931.
Surviving, besides the wife, and a brother, Mike [TYRRELL], Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Tuesday, January 28, 1964

Eva M. Fore
Mrs. Eva M. FORE, 705 Monroe street, who died here Wednesday of last week, had been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the family said today.

William Ray Denton
William Ray "Bill" DENTON, 35, R.R. 2, Rochester, became the first Fulton county traffic fatality of 1964 at 12:10 a.m. today when he was killed in a one-car accident on the Old Fort Wayne road about one-half mile east of Ind. 25.
Denton was killed outright when his auto went out of contraol, went through a fence and rolled over twice on the farm of Mrs. Eleanora PETERSON.
Deputy County Coroner Lyman BAKER said that Denton died of a crushed skull and multiple extrnal and internal injuries and that death was instantaneous.
The accident occurred close to the spot where John "Pat" BRUBAKER, 31, Mishawaka, his daughter, Teresa [BRUBAKER], 15, and his cousin, Gary ZIMMERMAN, 8, LaPorte, died as Brubaker's motorcycle went out of control and hit a post May 30, 1963.
Denton was eastbound in his 1958 Studebaker. The auto first went off the road as it rounded a curve and careened along a fence row for about 220 feet on the south side of the road.
The car then came back on the roadway and skidded sideways for about 110 feet across the road and through a fence on the Peterson farm.
The vehicle flipped over twice and landed on its right side. Denton's body was thrown from the car when it turned over the second time and came to rest some 30 feet east of the auto.
George THOMPSON, R.R. 2, Rochester, discovered the accident on his way home and notified local police.
Denton's car was listed a total loss with damage of $250. Damage to four rods of fence torn down was estimated at $75.
State Troopers James JOHNSON and Jack SLAYBAUGH, both of the Peru post, Sheriff Willard CLARK and Deputy Coroner BAKER investigated.
Denton's death was the first in Fulton county traffic since last Sept. 30, when Joseph Lee ZELLERS, 24, Winamac, was killed as his auto hit a C&O railroad engine on Ind. 14 west of Rochester.
Mr. Denton was born on Aug. 28, 1928, in Kewanna and spent all his life in Fulton county, most of the time in the Rochester area. He was the son of Herman "Mike" and Dessie ZIMPLEMAN DENTON, who survive. He never married.
Mr. Denton served two enlistments in the U.S. Air Force. His first was during World War II and the second during the Korean war. He was a member of the American Legion.
He was a farmer and also worked with a tree trimming service.
Surviving with the parents, of Rochester, are four sisters, Mrs. Richard (Irma) DECKARD, Kewanna; Mrs. Pat (June) CARSON, Logansport; Mrs. Tom (Julia) BURKETT, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Chet (Virginia) REITKNECHT, Cleveland, O., and three brothers, Robert and Jack DENTON, both of Rochester, and Jim DENTON, Winamac. A brother, Joseph [DENTON], preceded in death.
Services 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 Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Georgia Dillon
Funeral services were conducted today at Statesville, N.C., for Mrs. Georgia DILLON, 81, former Richland township resident. She died at her home in Statesville, Jan 23, of a heart attack following a month's illness.
Mrs. Dillon's husband, Garfield Arthur DILLON, preceded her in death in 1934. Surviving are a son, William [DILLON], and a grandson.

Wednesday, January 29, 1964

Elmer F. Milbank
Elmer F. MILBANK, 82, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 7 a.m. today at his Lake Manitou home.
He was born March 22, 1881, at Schenectady, N.Y. His marriage was on March 22, 1923 at Galesburg, Ill., to Ann LEMON, who died Feb. 28, 1963. Mr. Milbank was a retired mechanical engineer, formerly with the Detroit Lubricator company of Chicago. He had lived in Rochester for the past 21 years, coming here from Chicago.
Mr. Milbank was a member of the Schenectady New Hope Masonic lodge 730 and Royal Arch Masons 157, the Oriental Shrine Temple and the Commandry of Troy, N.Y., and Rochester Elks Lodgte 2120. He also was a member of Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are a step-son, Vincent LEMON, R.R. 2, Rochester; two step-grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Emma WEBB, Erie, Pa., and two nephews.
Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home. The family requests that remembrances be in the form of gifts to charitable organizations.

Byron Carr
Byron CARR, 46-year-old native of Rochester, was killed early this morning and his wife was injured critically when an explosion splintred their Argos home and hurled the couple 75 feet into a neighbor's yard.
The explosion broke windows in houses as far as 500 feet away from the Carr home, situated a block west of U.S. 31 in Argos at 225 North First street.
Mr. Carr died about 2:15 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, shortly after his arrival there. Dr. Marshall STINE of Bremen, Marshall county coroner, said that death was due to a fractured skull and burns.
Mr. Carr's wife, Gladys [CARR], was listed in serious condition at the hospital.
The explosion leveled the Carr's year-old one-story hours, ripped a door off a garage and tore siding off the house next door. A neighbor said that she was awakened by the blast at 1:40 a.m., adding that it was about three minutes before the ruined house caught fire.
Authorities were investigating the cause of the explosion, believed to have been centered about a floor furnace.
Mr. Carr was president of the Argos town board, having been elected to a second four-year term on the boar last November. He was employed as repairman for the Argos Telephone company.
He was born June 5, 1917, in Rochester, the son of Harley and Clara CARR, and had moved from this city in 1940. He was a Purple Heart veteran of World War II.
His marriage was in April, 1946, to Gladys JARRETTE. He also was a member of the Argos Methodist church, the Argos American Legion, Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge and the Argos Izaak Walton League.
Besides the wife, surviving are one son, Charles [CARR], Monroe, Ind.; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Clara CARR, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Delbert (Bernice) HOFFMAN, Rochester; two brothers, Howard CARR, Canoga Park, Cal., and Dean CARR, Kewanna. Preceding in death were the father and two brothers, Weldon and Robert [CARR].
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Argos Methodist church with the Rev. Arthur SCHENK officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church an hour before the service.

Thursday, January 30, 1964

Tressa Jo Benzing
Tressa Jo [BENZING], born prematurely Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the hospital. She was the daughter of Norman and Charlotte CRALL BENZING of Akron.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, David [BENZING], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Estel CRALL, Akron, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter BENZING, R.R. 1, Roann.
Private graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Palestine cemetery by the Rev. Forest CARLSON of Akron. The Sheetz funeral home at Akron was in charge of arrangements.

Elmer F. Milbank
Final rites for Elmer F. MILBANK, R.R. 2, Rochester, will be at 10 a.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 1 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Milbank died at 7 a.m. Wednesday in his Lake Manitou home at 82 years of age.

Charles W. Collins
Charles William COLLINS, 84, 1306 Franklin avenue, a lifetime resident of Fulton county, died at his home about 5 a.m. Wednesday. He had not been ill previously.
A retired farmer, Mr. Collins was born May 4, 1879 in Kewanna, the son of Ethan and Julia SHERIDAN COLLINS. He was married Dec. 24, 1899 in Kewanna to Margaret HOLMES. He was a member of the Rochester First Christian church and had attended the old Rochester Normal university.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Fred ROBINSON, Rochester; two sons, Howard Ethan [COLLINS], LaGrange, and Milo Holmes [COLLINS], Guthrie, Okla.; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death. Mr. Collins was the last survivor of his family.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison funeral chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Ova R. Carson
Ova R. "Murph" CARSON, 66, Logansport, former Logansport police chief and Cass county sheriff and brother of Mrs. Walter (Doris) McGUIRE of Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Logansport Memorial hospital. He had been a patient since Jan. 13.
Also surviving are the wife, Evelyn [CARSON], two sons, two daughters, two brothers, fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Fisher funeral home in Logansport and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Anna C Nutt
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Kewanna Methodist church for Mrs. Anna C. NUTT, 30, Kewanna, who died Tuesday night in Woodlawn hospital following a long illness.
The Rev. John COLE will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.
Born at Fowler on Sept. 24, 1883, she was the daughter of Peter and Mary ANDERSON HANSON. Her marriage was to Roy NUTT, who preceded in death.
Mrs. Nutt was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and the Rebekah and Eastern Star lodges.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Violet SMITH, Kewanna; a son, Harold [NUTT], St. Louis; four grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Glenn A. Abbott
Services were conducted today in Mishawaka for Glenn A. ABBOTT, 65, Mishawaka, who died at 11:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph hospital in South Bend.
Born in Fulton county Jan. 11, 1899, Mr. Abbott moved to Mishawaka in 1935.
Among the survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Francis A. BLACKETOR, and a brother Harold [ABBOTT[, both of Rochester.

Friday, January 31, 1964

Glenn A. Abbott
Among the survivors of Glenn A. ABBOTT, who died in Mishawaka Monday at 65 years of age, are a son, Byron [ABBOTT], a brother, Arthur [ABBOTT], both of Mishawaka; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. The son and brother formerly lived in Rochester.

Enoch H. Andrews
Enoch H. ANDREWS, 58, R.R. 2, Culver, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday in the Osteopathic hospital at South Bend, where he had been a patient for the past 10 days. He had been in failing health for three months.
Born March 21, 1905 in Fulton county, he spent most of his life in the Culver community. He was the son of George and Minnie RUSH ANDREWS. His marriage was March 26, 1923 at Plymouth to Nellie DAVIS.
Mr. Andrews was the owner and operator of the Andrews Construction company for the past 38 years. He was a member of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church of Culver, where he had been Sunday School superintendent for 20 years.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Donna) STONEBURNER, Roswell, N.M., and Mrs. Ward (Bettie) PERKINS, Gary; two sons, George [ANDREWS], Oklahome City, Okla., and Sergeant First Class Jack ANDREWS, Brooke Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas; ten grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a brother, Thomas [ANDREWS], Argos, and three sisters, Mrs. Lloyd HEETER, Mrs. Elbert GRAHAM and Mrs. Clyde BENNETT, all of Culver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Maxinkuckee Methodist church with the Rev. Clyde BECKNER officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from noon Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church one hour before services.

Nancy E. Umbaugh
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Lutheran Home chapel at Kendallville or Mrs. Nancy Eva UMBAUGH, 93, who lived at the Lutheran Home. Mrs. Umbaugh died Wednesday night at the Home, where she had lived since 1953.
Born Oct. 1, 1870 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Henry and Susan NULL LEAVELL. Her marriage was to Francis UMBAUGH, who died in 1953. The Umbaughs made their home in Hammond before 1953.
For many years, Mr. and Mrs. Umbaugh operated a grocery store in Tiosa.
She is survived by a son and a daughter, both of Hammond. A brother, a sister and a half-sister preceded in death.
Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery near Rochester at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the Hite funeral home in Kendallville, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 1, 1964

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Monday, February 3, 1964

Bessie M. Platt
Miss Bessie Myrtle PLATT, 81, 1218 Jefferson street, died Sunday at 7:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital where she had been admitted Jan. 30. Death came after three days' serious illness and declining health of the past five years.
Miss Platt spent 50 years as a school teacher, 21 years at the former Woodrow elementary school in Rochester township. She retired in 1951. She was a member of the West Twin Grove Christian church in McLean county, Ill., was former secretary of the Rochester Woman's club and member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.
Born Sept. 18, 1882, in Henry county, Mo., Miss Platt was the daughter of James and Sarah HART PLATT. She had resided in Rochester since 1946 and in Indiana since 1928, moving to this state from Bloomington, Ill.
Surviving are a niece, Miss Odessa GREER, with whom she resided, and these other nieces and nephews: Ellis GREER, R.R. 6, Rochester; Frank GREER, Kewanna Glen GREER, Detroit, and Mrs. John (Dorothy) SPERLINSKI, South Bend. Preceding in death were three sisters, including Mrs. Clay GREER and Mrs. William STONE, and a brother.
Last rites will be Wednesay at 2 p.m. in the Kewanna Church of Christ with the Rev. Lonnie BENNETT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday and at the church after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Frank N. Dawson
Frank N. DAWSON, 71, a lifetime resident of the Akron community, died at 9:25 p.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where he was admitted Dec. 16. He had been ill two months. He lived in Akron.
A retired farmer, Mr. Dawson was born in Fulton county Sept. 19, 1892 to Samuel and Martha STINSON DAWSON. He was married Sept. 15, 1945 in Leo, Ind., to Ruby HOFFMAN. He was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge, Athens E.U.B. church, Farm Bureau and was a charter member of the Famous Akron Jonah Club, Inc.
Surviving are the wife; a sister, Mrs. Gladys CHAMBERS, Corvallis, Ore.; two brothers, Dee and Paul [DAWSON], both of Logansport, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

McKinley Books
McKinley "Max" BOOKS, 72, R.R. 1, Macy, died Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Dukes hospital at Peru after an extended illness. Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the MaCain funeral home near Denver with the Rev. Arthur MAIN officiating.
Burial will be in the Plainview cemetry at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Miami county on Jan. 5, 1892, Mr. Books was the son of Finston and Christina ELKINS BOOKS. He was married at Denver, Dec. 23, 1911, to Hazel TURNIPSEED, who survives.
Mr. Books, a retired farmer, was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Also surviving are four sons, Ervin [BOOKS], Macy; George [BOOKS], Macomb, Ill.; Loren [BOOKS], R.R. 1, Macy, and Myrvil [BOOKS], Roann, and eighteen grandchildren.

Della Mae Stine
Mrs. Della Mae STINE, 57, Franklin, a former resident of the Twelve Mile area, died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday in St. Anthony's hospital at Michigan City.
Born July 7, 1907, she was the daughter of Charles and Mayme JONES. Her first marriage was to Charles GOHN, who preceded in death. She was married to Orville STINE in 1957. Mrs. Stine was chaplain of the VFW Auxiliary in Franklin.
Surviving are the husband, of Trafalgar, Ind.; two sons, Russell [STINE], Michigan City, and James [STINE], LaPorte; a step-son, Leslie STINE, Trafalgar; four grandchildrn; a sister, Mrs. Steve BURKETT, South Bend, and a brother, Maynard JONES, Osceola.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Vandivier-Parsley funeral home at Franklin and burial will be in he Greenlawn cemetery at Franklin. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Sam Starr
Sam STARR, 81, 502 Jefferson, was found dead at his home at 10 p.m. Saturday. He had been ill for several weeks.
Accomplished on woodwind instruments, Mr. Starr taught music at Rochester high school at one time.
He was born in Goshen Dec. 12, 1882 and was married in South Bend in 1920 to Lena M. ALLEMAN, who died Oct. 25, 1963. Mr. Starr moved to Rochester from Argos in 1948.
There are no immediate survivors.
Final rits will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, February 4, 1964

Mabel Rufe
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of God for Mrs. Mabel RUFE, 83, Akron, who died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the home of her son, Ben [RUFE], in Peru. Mrs. Rufe had been in failing health for the past year.
Born March 3, 1880 in Wabash county near Roann, she was the daughter of Benjamin F. and Anna KUFFEL HELVEY. Her marriage was Dec. 25, 1899 to Jacob RUFE, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. rufe was a member of the Akron Church of God. She had spent her entire life in the Akron area.
Surviving with the son, Ben, Peru, are a sister, Mrs. Omer (Leora) FISHER, Denver; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and four brothers, Ross HELVEY, Sarasota, Fla.; George HELVEY, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Claude HELVEY, Akron, and H. H. HELVEY, Milford, Mich. A brother preceded her in death.
The Rev. Forest CARLSON will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.

Brant R. McKee
Brant R. McKEE, 70, died at 11:30 a.m. today at the home of his son, Billy A. McKEE, 1223 Jackson boulevard, where he had made his home the past four months. He had been ill since Jan.11. Mr. McKee was a retired postoffice employee and past commander of the local American Legion post.

Wednesday, February 5, 1964

Brant R. McKee
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Brant R. McKEE, 70, who died of a heart attack Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. in his home, 1223 Jackson boulevard. The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The American Legion Post will assist in the services. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. McKee had been ill since Jan. 11. A lifetime resident of this community, he was born June 11, 1893, the son of Albert and Eliza ROUCH McKEE.
For 42 years he had worked for the Rochester postoffice, 24 years as a city letter carrier and 18 years as a rural route driver. He retired from the postal service Oct. 31, 1957.
A veteran of World War I, Mr. McKee was a past commander of the Leroy Shelton Post, American Legion, and was one of three members given lifetime Legion membership for distinguished service. He also was a member of the First Christian church and of the Manitou Moose lodge, which he also had served as officer.
Mr. McKee's marriage was Aug. 16, 1919, in Rochester to Beulah ADAMSON, who died July 3, 1956.
Surviving are a son, Bill [McKEE], 1223 Jackson boulevard; two grandchildren, George and Tom [McKEE]; four sisters, Mrs. Bernie (Katherine) SCHMIDT, Metuchen, N.J.; Mrs. Harry (Bess) SHEPHERD, Phoenix; Mrs. Joe (Gladys) BEISEL, Osceola, and Mrs. Agnes HOGOBOOM, South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.

Nellie Zumbaugh
Mrs. Nellie ZUMBAUGH, 88, 209 North Michigan, Argos, died at 4 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth following a cerebral stroke suffered Jan. 11. She was a lifetime resident of Argos.
Rites are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Thursday, February 6, 1964

Mabel M. Kenaga
Mabel M. KENAGA, 73, Elkhart, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Thelma) MEREDITH of Mentone. She had been ill about three months.
Mrs. Kenaga was born near Claypool and had resided most of her life in Elkhart.
Surviving besides Mrs. Meredith are a son, Kenneth [KENAGA], and a brother, George NOEL, both of Elkhart.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone and burial will be in the Oakridge cemetery at Goshen. Friends may call at the memorial home.

Maude Leedy
Mrs. Maude LEEDY, 62, Argos, died at 1:30 a.m. today in the Florida hospital at Orlando, Fla. Mrs. Leedy had been ill for the past 10 months and had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Francis (Mary Ann) HILAND, in Maitland, Fla. for five months.
Born March 9, 1901 at Roweville, Utah, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary MERRILL. She was married in 1935 at Logansport to Karl LEEDY, who died March 11, 1963. She was a resident of Argos since 1940, coming from Logansport.
Mrs. Leedy was a member of the Argos Methodist church, where she was a member of the WSCS and the church choir; the Argos Order of Eastern Star, of which she was a past matron; the White Shrine of Rochester; the Argos Monday club, and the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid. She had operated the Leedy cafe in Argos for many years.
Surviving are the daughter; a son, Carl COTNER, Marathon, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Irene KOCH, Chicago, and Mrs. Eva ERLANDSON, Harlem, Mo.; a brother, Russell MERRILL, Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; two great-granchildren; a step-daughter, Mrs. Eva BECK, Logansport, and a nephew, C. R. MUMMERT, Rochester
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday. Eastern Star services will be conducted at the funeral home Sunday at 8 p.m.

Nellie Zumbaugh
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Mrs. Nellie ZUMBAUGH, 88, Argos, who died at 4 a.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. The Rev. Arthur SCHENCK will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery near Argos.
Mrs. Zumbaugh suffered a cerebral stroke Jan. 11.
Born May 26, 1875 in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John N. DAVIS. Her marriage was April 21, 1897 to Howard ZUMBAUGH, who died in August of 1957. She was a lifetime resident of Argos.
Mrs. Zumbaugh was a member of the Argos Methodist church, where she was the pianist for over 25 years. She had been a piano instructor for over 65 years.
Mrs. Zumbaugh, the last survivor of her family, is survived by seven nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, February 7, 1964

Mary Casube
Mrs. Mary CASUBE, 61, former resident of Kewanna, died at her home in Orlando, Fla., at midnight Thursday.
Born near Kewanna, she was the daugher of Frederick and Jane CALVIN GILLESPIE. She was married to Arthur CASUBE, who survives.
Surviving with the husband are a son, two step-daughters, four brothers, Bert, Warren and VanTuyl GILLESPIE, all of Kewanna, and Victor GILLESPIE, Oklahoma City, Okla., and a sister.
Funeral services and burial will be in Orlando Monday.

Henry E. Riffle
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday in the Olson-Reiser funeral home at East Gary for Henry E. RIFFLE, 58, Gary, who died at the Gary Methodist hospital Wednesday evening. Mr. Riffle is a former Rochester resident. He moved to Gary nine years ago. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. Riffle was born in Missouri July 28, 1906 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron RIFFLE.
Surviving are the wife, Alice [RIFFLE], at home; four sons, Byron [RIFFLE], Rochester; Eugene [RIFFLE], East Gary, and James and Douglas [RIFFLE], Gary; three daughters, Mrs. Robert PORTER, and Mrs. Jack NUNLEY, Hobart, and Mrs. Shirley HATFIELD, Warsaw; twenty-one grandchildren; three sisters, and five brothers.
Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services.

Ray Bowen
Ray BOWEN, 68, Argos, died at 12:15 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where he was admitted Tuesday after suffering a heart attack in his home. He had been ill about one year.
Born June 8, 1895 in Fulton county, he was the son of John and Sarah HARTMAN BOWEN. He was married Dec. 30, 1925 at Solin Mills, Ill., to Laura G. STINE.
Mr. Bowen was a retired metal polisher and carpenter. He attended the Argos First Baptist church and was a member of the Argos American Legion. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Julius (Patricia) NOVITZKI, Green Bay, Wis.; a son Jon [BOWEN], at home; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah WELLER, Waterman, Ill.; Ms. Elva MECHLING, Argos; Mrs. Rose HATCH, Macy, and Mrs. Alice NORRIS, R.R. 3, Rochester, and two brothers, Clem [BOWEN], Donaldson, Ind., and Vernie [BOWEN], Leiters Ford. Five brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Argos First Baptist church with the Rev. Charles DINWIDDIE, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home at Argos until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church one hour before services.

Franklin P. Alber
Franklin P. "Frank" ALBER, 62, 822 Monroe street, died at 8:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Monday. Mr. Alber died of carcinoma. He had been ill the past year and in serious condition one month.
Born July 14, 1901 in Newcastle township, he was the son of Ebert and Mary Ellen CONRAD ALBER. He spent his entire lifetime in the Rochester area, except fo six years at South Bend.
Mr. Alber was a member of the Talma Methodist church and Manitou Moose Lodge 1107.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Edith McKEE, Rochester; five brothers, Thurle, John, N.M., L.G. and Herman ALBER, all of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Florence HIBBS and Mrs. Helen MURPHY, both of California, and two granddaughters.
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 here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Saturday.

William J. Wright
William James WRIGHT, 78, R.R. 2, Macy, died of a heart attack at 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jo WILDERMUTH, R.R. 1, Akron. He had been ill about six weeks
Born Oct. 26, 1885 in Tipton, he was the son of Frank and Mary BRADBURN WRIGHT. His marriage was Nov 17, 1917 at Peru to Mary SHAMBARGER, who died in 1959.
Mr. Wright, a retired farmer, was a member of the Macy Christian church and the Modern Woodmen lodge of Akron. He had lived in the Macy community for the past 60 yeas, moving there from Tipton.
Surviving are five daughtrs, Mrs. Garnett WILDERMUTH, R.R. 1, Akron; Mrs. Gladys BALE, Swayzee, Ind.; Mrs. Frances WILHELM and Mrs. Alice TEEL, R.R. 2, Macy, and Mrs. Marie MATHIAS, Roann; three sons, Fred and Lowell [WRIGHT], Anderson, and Kenneth [WRIGHT], Noblesville; thirty-one grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Fred [WRIGHT], Mathews, Ind.; Charles [WRIGHT], South Gate, Cal., and Ernest [WRIGHT], Tipton. A brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Macy Christian church with the Rev. Arthur MAIN officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetry at Mexico. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday and at the church one hour before services.

William H. Cook
William H. COOK, 82, 300 East Eighth street, died this morning at the Thomas nursing home in Buchanan, Mich. Among the survivors are the wife, Bessie {COOK], at home, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles VINYARD, Buchanan. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, February 8, 1964

William Cook
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home for William Henry COOK, 82, 300 East Eighth street, who died at 9:40 a.m. Friday in the Thomas Nursing home at Buchanan, Mich.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Cook had been a patient at the nursing home one month and had been ill since last October.
For 13 years, Mr. Cook was Rochester fire chief before retiring many years ago. He was a lifetime member of the Rochester Eagles lodge and had been active in the local Townsend club.
Born March 16, 1881 in Rochester, he was the son of Philip and Elizabeth ANDERSON COOK. He was married Sept. 18, 1905 in Rochester to Bessie WARNER, who survives
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Freda) VINEYARD, Buchanan; a grandson, Dennis VINEYARD, serving with the U.S. Army in Evreux, France; a sister, Mrs. May STENGEL, Rochester. Two sons and a brother preceded [death].

Oscar Easter
Oscar EASTER, 68, prominent Peru businessman who was well-known in Rochester and Lake Manitou areas, died Thursday night at his winter home in Golden Beach, Fla.
Death came after a year's failing health, resulting from a broken hip sustained in a fall at his home. Mr. Easter and his wife had remained in Florida last spring because of his poor health.
Owner and operator of the Easter Auto company many years, Mr. Easter still retained ownership of the Easter bowling lanes at Peru. An Air Force veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Elks and Masonic lodges, Shrine and American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, the former Edith PYLE of Wabash, two daughters, two grandchildren and three brothers and two sisters.
Cremation will follow services at Golden Beach and the ashes will be returned for burial at Wabash.

Monday, February 10, 1964

Jennie L. Leech
Mrs. Jennie L. LEECH, 79, 124 East Fourth street, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pontious nursing home here, where she had been a patient 14 months.
Born June 18, 1884 in the Burton community, she was a lifetime resident of Fulton county. Her parents were John and Mary BUMBARGER. She was married Feb. 14, 1903 in Benton Harbor, Mich., to Sammy R. LEECH, who died March 1, 1959.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Louis (Minnie) ELLINGER, R.R. 2, Bourbon, and nieces and naphews.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 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. Tuesday.

Atly H. Cencion
Atly H. CENCION, 71, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 7:05 p.m. Saturday in Billings hospital at Chicago, where he had been a patient since Dec. 26, 1963. He had been in failing health for five months.
Born June 21, 1892 in Montreal, Canada, he was the son of John and Mary CENCION. His marriage was Sept. 21, 1919 at Gate City, Va., to Lillie B. ARNOLD. Mr. Cencion came to the United States at 1 1/2 years of age. He had lived on R.R. 1, Culver for about 3 1/2 years, moving there from Lansing, Ill. Prior to that he lived at Athens and Hammond.
Mr. Cencion retired from the Inland Steel corporation at Indiana Harbor in July of 1960. He was a member of the Hammond First Baptist church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Florence) PERDUE and Mrs. Dean (Joyce) PERDUE, both of R.R. 6, Rochester; a son, Royal [CENCION], Lansing, Ill., and five grandchildren. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wedesday in the Rochester E.U.B. church with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in he I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.

Martha Hawthorne
Mrs. Martha HAWTHORNE, mother of Mrs. Carl (Lois) LITTLE of Rochester, died Sunday noon at her home in Pittsburgh after a year's illness. She was 70 years of age.
Last rites and burial will be Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Mrs. Hawthorne frequently visited here with her daughter and [family].

Tuesday, February 11, 1964 to Thursday, February 13, 1964

[no obits]

Friday, February 14, 1964

Frank Wesla
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Frank WESLA, 85, 422 East Ninth street, who died Thursday at 2 p.m. in his home after a five-year illness.
The Rev. Ronald L. HOWE will officiate at the service and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.
A resident of Rochester since 1937, Mr. Wesla had worked at the Rochester Metal Products plant until his retirement in 1959.
A native of Germany, he was born in Bremen on Feb. 2, 1879, the son of John and Anna WESLA. He came to the United States on May 2, 1900, and his marriage was May 7, 1917, at Connersville, to Frances SILER.
Mr. Wesla was a member of the Connersville Moose Lodge.
Surviving with the widow are three step-sons, Herbert SILER, Muncie; James SILER, Marion, and Arthur SILER, Connersville, and several step-grandchildren.

A. H. Clinton
Funeral services were conducted Thursday in the Fisher funeral home in Logansport for A. H. CLINTON, 81, Logansport, former Rochester resident.
Mr. Clinton formerly owned and operated what is now the Bailey Hardware store here.
Surviving are the wife, the former Clarabell HUDSON, a daughter, Mrs. Tom ECKARD, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, four brothers, one of whom is Kise CLINTON of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.

Saturday, February 15, 1964

Earl H. DePoy
Earl Henry DePOY, 46, R.R. 6, Logansport, died Friday at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis.
The son of Henry and Etta SHELHART DePOY, he was born in Pulaski county and was married in 1939 to Elsie DeFORD, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, nine grandchildren, seven brothers, including Ralph DePOY, R.R. 6, Rochester; three sisters, including Mrs. Jane FOLEY, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were a son and a brother.
The Fisher funeral home at Logansport is in charge of last rites.

Jessie Loyd Ritchison
Jessie Loyd RITCHISON, 59, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 12:25 a.m. today in Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw, where he was admitted at noon Friday. Death was sudden and unexpected.
Mr. Ritchison was employed at the Valentine elevaor in Mentone, where he was working when he became ill. He had lived at Tippecanoe for 16 years, moving there from Nashville, Tenn.
Born May 30, 1904 in Bellefountaine, O., he was the son of Bert and Maggie SHUMATE RITCHISON. He was married Dec. 16, 1945 to Grace WATKINS. He was a member of the Methodist church in Tennessee City, Tenn.
Surviving are three sons, Carl and Deuane [RITCHISON], both of Warsaw, and Robin [RITCHISON], Tippecanoe; a step-son, Fearol BAXTER, Bourbon; two daughters, Mrs. Rachel BAKER, Quincy, Ill., and Mrs. Tom (Lois) EBY, Bourbon; a brother, Donald [RITCHISON], Tennessee City, and nine grandchildren. A sister prececed in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. The body then will be taken to the Dickson funeral home in Dickson, Tenn., where final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Tennessee City.

Monday, February 17, 1964

John Inman
John W. INMAN, 80, a barber in Rochester for almost four decades, died this morning at 6:10 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient the past month. Mr. Inman had been in failing health three months. He resided at 523 East Ninth street.
A resident of this community since 1925, Mr. Inman had been a barber 62 years. During his residency in Rochester, he owned or was associated in the operation of four different barber shops.
Born May 10, 1883, near Shelbyville, he was the son of James and Anna PARKESON INMAN and moved to this community from Shelbyville. His first marriavge was in 1928 to Edith GILLILAND, who died Setp. 22, 1961. His second marriage was March 29, 1963, to Mary GOULD, who survives.
Mr. Inman was a member of the Shelbyville Methodist church, was a 50-year member of both the Rochester Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges and served four years in the U.S. Army.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary CARR, Rochester; a step-son, Geiger "Gig" GILLILAND, R.R. 3, Rochester; two step-grandchildren, Mrs. Richard (Mary Edith) McKEE and Richard GILLILAND, both of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Anna ELLISON, Cincinnati, and a niece. Preceding in death were two sisters.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday 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 he funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

William H. Berger
William Henry BERGER, 85, Gilead, died at 3:10 today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health for several years.
Born June 30, 1877 in Perry township of Miami county, he was the son of Abraham and Mary LANDIS BERGER. His marriage was Dec. 25, 1905 in Gilead to Almeda DUEY, who died in 1957. Mr. Berger, a retired farmer, had spent his entire life in the Gilead area. Surviving are a son, Claude [BERGER], and a sister, Miss LaVina BERGER, Gilead. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. James SWAN of Gilead officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 18, 1964

Luther D. Sheetz
Luther D. SHEETZ, 61, Fulton, died at his home Monday at 9 p.m. after a year's illness.
An employee of the C & O railroad, Mr. Sheetz was born in Pennsylvania on May 24, 1902, the son of Harvey and Sadie HAWK SHEETZ. His marriage was in Logansport March 29, 1922, to Ethel CONRAD. Mr. Sheetz was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Richard SHOWLEY, R.R. 1, Kewanna; two sons, Devoe [SHEETZ], Flora, and Leo [SHEETZ], Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; his mother, Jackson, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Thomas EASTER, Jackson, Mich.
Last rites will be in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Everett NIXON officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery in Cass county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Wednesday, February 19, 1964

Henry T. Hathaway, Sr.
Henry T. HATHAWAY, Sr., 66, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday oif a heart attack at his home on 296 Race street. Death was unexpected.
Born Feb. 24, 1897, in Pulaski county, he was the son of Isaac and Sarah HARPER HATHAWAY. He had lived in this city three years, moving from Lafayette.
A retired carpenter, Mr. Hathaway was married June 28, 1919, at Delphi, to Jennie WIDNER, who survives
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Beulah) GEIGER, Akron; Mrs. Leonard (Agnes) GOODMAN, Sepulveda, Cal, and Miss Marie HATHAWAY, Lafayette; one son, Henry [HATHAWAY], Jr.; eighteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Larry (Mollie) MULLENDORE, Lafayette; Mrs. Merl WILLIAMSON, Brookston, Mrs. Mildred KIPP, Coleburn, Ind., and Mrs. Frank CONRAD, Byron Center, Mich., and one brother, James [HATHAWAY], Fort Wayne.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at he funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

John W. McKinney
John W. McKINNEY, 78, prominent resident of the Reiter community, died at 4:05 a.m. today at his home, three miles southwest of the city on R.R. 6, Rochester. Death, due to leukemia, came after 12 years' illness and four months of serious illness.
Mr. McKinney, retired farmer, was a former president of the Fulton County Conservation club, past president of the Fulton County Farm Bureau and a member of the Rochester Kiwanis club. He was an active member of the First Baptist church, having served as Sunday School teacher several years.
Born March 22, 1885, in Piper City, Ill., he was the son of John and Mary McKINNEY. He came here from Piper City 62 years ago and had resided at the present home since 1933.
His marriage was Jan. 19, 1910, in Fulton county to Carrie BLACKETOR, who survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. John (Bessie) WERNER and Mrs. Gresham (Anna) BEARSS, both of R.R. 6, Rochester; a nephw, Donald WERNER, R.R. 6, Rochester, and two great-nephews, John and Jimmy WERNER. Preceding in death were one brother, Fred [McKINNEY], and one sister, Mabel [McKINNEY].
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. The Rev. Gordon HYDE of Indianapolis, former church pastor, and Mrs. HYDE will provide vocal music.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the McKinney home after 3 p.m. Thursday and at the church from noon to 2 p.m. Friday. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of rites.

John W. McKinney
Among the survivors of John W. McKINNEY, 78, Rochester township farmer who died Wedesday, is a brother, James McKINNEY, R.R. 6, Rochester. Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church.

Thursday, February 20, 1964

Ellen L. Darr
Mrs. Ellen Louisa DARR, who lived on R.R. 2, Rochester in the McKinley neighborhood, died at 9:30 a.m. today in the Pontious nursing home, where she had been a patient since Nov. 29, 1963. She had been ill since Nov. 1, 1963.
A native of England, Mrs. Darr had lived in the Rochester vicinity about 18 years, moving from South Bend. Her parents were William and Ellen TURNER SMITH. She was maried in South Bend on Jan .27, 1919 to Cleo H. DARR, who died Sept. 27, 1962. She was a member of the Rochester First Christian Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. P. (Grace) MILLER, Deckerville, Mich., and Mrs. Oscar (Agnes) HARNETT, Strathroy, Canada, and numerous nieces and nephews. 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.

Raymond King
Raymond KING of Elkhart, former resident of the Talma community, died Wednesday morning at the Fort Wayne Veterans' hospital. His wife is the former Velma PLETCHER of Rochester.
Also surviving are a son, Howard [KING], Elkhart; a brother-in-law, Roy PLETCHER, R.R. 1, Rochester; a sister, Edna WALTERS, Mentone, and a niece, Mrs. Henry SKIDMORE, Rochester.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the White funeral home at Elkhart. Graveside rites will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery about noon Saturday.

Friday, February 21, 1964

Earl Fansler
Earl FANSLER, 54, general manager of the Fansler Lumber company here for 20 years, took his own life at11:02 p.m. Thursday by walking into the path of a speeding passenger train on the Erie-Lackawanna railroad tracks 8 1/2 miles northwest of Rochester.
Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, ruled the death as suicide. He said Mr. Fansler died instantly of multiple fractures.
Mr. Fansler, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, lived at 1108 Jackson boulevard.
Three crew members of the eastbound train told Sheriff Willard CLARK and State Trooper Don SMITH what happened at the crosing just east of the Rochester-Aubbeenaubbee township line in Rochester township. They are H. R. HERZOG, the engineer; Norman CONKLE, fireman, and H. S. SCHNITZ, brakeman, all of Huntington.
They said they saw Mr. Fansler walk onto the tracks and proceed east with his back to the train. When the train was almost upon him, Mr. Fansler stopped and turned around, facing the train. The nine-car train was going 75 mph, the engineer said. Conductor of the train was R. L. KRAMER, also of Huntington.
Mr. Fansler's car was found parked on the north side of the tracks.
Also investigating was Lyman BAKER, deputy coroner.
The son of Stephen and Lena FRITZ FANSLER, Mr. Fansler was born at Bruce Lake July 14, 1909. He was married July 27, 1935, in South Bend to Mary Jane EDINGTON.
A member of the First Baptist church, he was chairman of the building committee when the new church building was constructd in 1961. He also was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. and Elks lodges.
Surviving with the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Loren (Patsy) WILSON, Rochester; two sons, Edward [FANSLER], Westville rural route, and Bruce [FANSLER], at home; two grandchildren, Todd and Tamara FANSLER, Westville, rural route; five sisters, Miss Emma FANSLER and Mrs. Mary CHAMBERS, both of Logansport; Mrs. Amy CRABB, Kewanna; Mrs. Viola CLAWSON, Medaryville, and Mrs. Bertha ZEIDER, Niles, Mich.; four brothers, Arthur [FANSLER], Rochester, owner of Fansler Lumber company; William [FANSLER], Royal Center; Lester [FANSLER] Gary, and Gilbert [FANSLER], Milwaukee, Wis. A son, three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist church with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Sarurday and at the church one hour before services.

Saturday, February 22, 1964

[no obits]

Monday, February 24, 1964

George Wilson, Sr.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m.Tuesday in the Foster & Goof funeral home for George WILSON, Sr., 71, 246 Race street, who died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital following an illness of three days. He was admitted to the hospital six hours before his death.
The Rev. Clyde WALTERS, will officiate at the service and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A retired farmer, Mr. Wilson had spent much of his life in the Kewanna vicinity, moving to Rochester five years ago.
He was born June 22, 1892 in Linden, Ind. to John and Catherine McKAY WILSON. He was married in Rocheter Dec. 28, 1915 to Wilda PERSONETT, who died Jan. 15, 1959.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leon (Sally) CRIPPEN, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Mrs. Richard (Laura) HOLLOWAY, R.R. 2, Rochester; three sons, Don [WILSON], R.R. 6, Rochester, Hugh D. [WILSON], Kewanna, and George [WILSON], Jr., Granger; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Sarah FITZ, Niles, Mich., and two brothers, Hobart [WILSON], of Plymouth, and Clifford [WILSON], of New Castle.

Frank N. Hiland
Last rites were conducted this afternoon at the Kewanna Church of Christ for Frank N. HILAND, Kewanna, who died at 1 a.m. Saturday in the Pulaski county memorial hospital at Winamac. Death came after a serious illness of seven weeks.
The Rev. Lonnie BENNETT officiated at the rites and burial was in the Reed cemetery near Winamac.
Mr. Hiland had worked for 22 years in his son's hardware store after moving to Kewanna from Lawton, where he had operated a general store for 22 years.
The son of Nelson M. and Millie Van DUYNE [HILAND], he was born June 18, 1886 in Winamac. He was married July 21, 1904, to Gertrude BUNN. He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel BAY, Flora; two sons, Kenneth [HILAND], Phoenix, Ariz., and Francis [HILAND], Maitland, Fla.; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Nettie HASCHEL, Winamac.

Infant Louderback
Graveside services were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for the infant son of Tad H. and Lena Lou COX LOUDERBACK, 1305 Jackson boulevard, who was stillborn at Woodlawn hospital Saturday at 7 p.m. Dr. Orrin MANIFOLD of the Peru Methodist church officiated at the service.
Surviving with the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. V. R. LOUDERBACK, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. COX, Peru; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Francis LOUDERBACK, Rochester, and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. J. W. IRELAND, Peru.
Mrs. Louderback has been a second grade teacher at Riddle school here.

Rose M. Dunlap
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Mrs. Rose M. DUNLAP, 81, Plymouth, who died at 6:40 a.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. The Rev. H. Albert MANN of Plymouth will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Born Dec. 2, 1882 near Argos, Mrs. Dunlap was the daugher of John and Angeline SHEETS RUFFING. She was married to William H. DUNLAP, who died in June of 1952, on Dec. 31, 1900 at Plymouth. She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran church at Plymouth. Mrs. Dunlap had spent most of her life in the Argos community.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Pearl) RICHTER, Elkhart, and Mrs. Marie BECKETT, Plymouth; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Louise DONLY, LaPorte, and a brother, Frank RUFFING, Sr., Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, February 25, 1964

Sylvester G. Irvine
Sylvester G. "Bud" IRVINE, 54, 329 West 12th street, died in Woodlawn hospital at 6:30 p.m. Monday following a four-day illness.
Born July 9, 1909 in Rochester, he was the son of Martin and Elizabeth WIDMAN IRVINE. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Rochester American Legion post.
Surviving are the mother; a brother, Wilbur [IRVINE], El Monte, Cal., and a sister, Mrs. Rose SCHELL, Cincinnati, O.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph church with Father George LANNING officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion.
The body will be taken from the Kennedy-Braman funeral home in Winamac to he Irvine residence where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Friends may call at the residence after 4 p.m. today.

Elmer L. Norris
Elmer L. NORRIS, 73, retired principal of Fulton, Talma and other high schools in Indiana, died at his farm home near Spencer Monday morning. He was the uncle of Laurence and Don NORRIS of Rochester.
Mr. Norris served as basketball coach as well as principal at both Fulton and Talma. He was at Fulton when that school's present gymnasium was built.
He also taught at North Manchester high school and was principal of Metea and Bainbridge and at Indianapolis schools, 3, 12, 13 32 and 36. He retired and moved to his farm in 1960.
Mr. Norris, the son of Mr. and Ms. W. V. S. "Pig" NORRIS, was born in Kewanna and was a graduate of DePauw university. He held a master's degree in education from Indiana university.
Surviving with Laurence and Don Norris are the widow, Mrs. Faye HAMMOND NORRIS; a daughter, Mrs. Frances NORRIS STREIT, Merrick, Long Island, N.Y.; a son, Charles B. [NORRIS], Tarzana, Cal.; a brother, Hugh V. [NORRIS], Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo FORD, Claypool, and Mrs. Lola EWER, Indianapolis, and four grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Whitaker funeral home at Cloverdale. Cremation will follow.

Wednesday, February 26, 1964

Hazel Van Dien
Mrs. Burdette (Hazel) Van DIEN, 72, South Bend, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at her home of a coronary attack.
Born April 21, 1891 in Akron, she was the daughter of James Martin and Nancy Ellen HALTERMAN BURNS. Her marriage was Feb. 14, 1916 in Hammond to Burdette Van DIEN, who died Jan. 10, 1956. Mrs. Van Dien had lived in South Bend for 23 years.
Surviving are a foster son, James [Van DIEN], Ferndale, Mich.; a brother, Paul BURNS, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Pat) LANCE, South Bend; Mrs. Lewis (Mary) SLOAN, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Donald (Kathleen) BUNN, Farmington, Mich. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Thursday, February 27, 1964

Hazel Van Dien
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Burdette (Hazel) Van DIEN, 72, South Bend, who died of a coronary attack at her home Tuesday afternoon.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate at the services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, February 28, 1964 to Saturday, February 29, 1964

[no obits]

Monday, March 2, 1964

Cora Snyder
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Flanner and Buchanan mortuary, Fall Creek boulevard, Indianapolis, for Mrs. Cora SNYDER, 89, Rochester.
Mrs. Snyder died at 7 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence M. (Louise) THROCKMORTON, Lake Manitou, with whom she had resided since 1955.
Ill for six months, Mrs. Snyder had been in serious condition for a month. She was born July 10, 1874, in Arlington, Ind., the daughter of Manulus and Susan MUNDEN PIERCE. She was married in Indianapolis in 1904 to Daniel W. SNYDER, who died in 1938.
Mrs. Snyder moved to Rochester in 1955 from Indianapolis, where she was a member of the Roberts Park Methodist church and a lifetime member of the WSCS of the church. The daughter is the only survivor.
The body was taken to Indianapolis from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Friends may call at the Indianapolis mortuary. Cremation will follow services.

Ethel P. Wagner
Mrs. Ethel Pearl WAGNER, 75, Mentone, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday at her home following a three-year illness. She had lived in Mentone 35 years, moving there from Bourbon.
Born May 9, 1888 in Wabash county, she was married March 13, 1904 to Ervin WAGNER.
She was the first president of the War Mothers of Mentone, a charter member of the Mentone American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband; five sons, Ivo [WAGNER], Eau Gallie, Fla.; Ernest [WAGNER], Fort Wayne; Ervin [WAGNER], Jr., Mentone; Myrl [WAGNER], Hialeah, Fla., and Mervin [WAGNER], Warsaw; five daughters, Mrs. Freda KING and Mrs. Orval (Lura) VANDERMARK, both of Mentone; Mrs. Walter (Dorothy) KRULL, Paoli; Mrs. Robert (Annabelle) BARNHART, New Haven, and Mrs. Charles (Ruth) WARREN, Elkhart; thirty-six grandchildren, and thirty-three great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the King-Red memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Glen R. CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

William Zellers
Last rites were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for William ZELLERS, 95, Kewanna, who died at his home Friday.
Mr. Zellers was one of Fulton county's three surviving veterans of the Spanish-American War in 1898. He had enlisted from Rochester with Company B, 158th Volunteer Infantry. Remaining veterans of that conflict are O. I. MINTER and Jacob IRWIN of Rochester.
The Rev. Harry TAYLOR officiated at the services and burial was in the Bruce Lake cemetery.
Born Feb. 24, 1869, near Kewanna, Mr. Zellers was the son of Samuel and Louisa MEYERS ZELLERS. He was married to Dora WHITMER, who preceded in death. He was a retired carpenter.
Surviving are a brother, Roy ZELLERS, Mishawaka and several nieces and nephews.

Jody Arlene Horn
Services have been changed from the Mentone Church of Christ to the Mentone high school building Tuesday, for Jody Arlene HORN, 16, a Mentone high school pupil who was killed in a one-car crash Saturday. Rites will be at 2 p.m.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard HORN, R.R. 1, Mentone, Jody died when the car she was driving ran off a curve along Ind. 14 six miles west of Silver Lake. She suffered multiple skull fractures and internal injuries.
A passenger, Judith Lynn GAGNON, 16, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, suffered a broken collar bone and shock. She was reported in "fairly good" condition today at Woodlawn hospital here.
State police said the car ran off a curve, went 282 feet in a ditch, swerved back onto the road and went 98 feet before hitting a tree. Jody was taking Miss Gagnon to her home after a visit.
Born April 27, 1947 in Kosciusko county, Miss Horn was a member of the Future Homemakers of America and the Mentone Girl's Athletic association. Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle DAVIS, Mentone; a brother, Lester [HORN], Flint, Mich., and a sister, Marilyn [HORN], at home.
The Rev. John CLAYPOOL will officiate at last rites and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone until noon Tuesday.

Clifford V. Wilhoit
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon for Clifford Vance WILHOIT, 85, former Henry township trustee, who died at 9 p.m. Friday in the Methodist Memorial hospital at Warren.
Mr. Wilhoit was born in Akron Nov. 16, 1878. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the Akron Methodist church. He was a retired farmer. His wife, the former Luetta DAVIS, died in 1949.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dosaia DEARMAN, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Freda LYNCH, of Florida; five grandchildren, ad four great-grandchildren.
Dr. John BORDERS officiated at last rites in the Methodist home and burial was in the Akron cemetery. The Butler funeral home of Warren was in charge.

Tuesday, March 3, 1964

Lewis Frick
Lewis FRICK, 87, Mexico, died at his home on R.R. 3, Peru, at 1:40 a.m. today after an illness of one year. He had lived at Mexico 55 years.
Born in Miami county Oct. 23, 1876, he was the son of Benoville and Emma Jane CHILDERS FRICK. He was marrid Dec. 25, 1906 in Miami county to Mary Ida BISH. He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Frick was a member of the Mexico Methodist church and Mexico Masonic Lodge 347. He was the last survivor of a family of four.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Lyman [FRICK], owner of the Fulton hardware store in Fulton, and two daughters at home, Esther and Ruth [FRICK].
Last rits will be at 2 p.m. Thursay in the Mexico Methodist church with the Rev. James RHINE officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery. Masonic graveside services will be conducted. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home at Ind.16 and U.S. 31 after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Richard Brand
Richard BRAND, 69, New York City, brother of Mrs. Peter HOLZ, 119 West 16th street, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday. He and his wife had visited in Rochester for several weeks in 1952.
Surviving are the wife, three children and several grandchildren in addition to Mrs. Holz.
Funeral rites and burial will be Thursday afternoon in Richmond Hill, N.Y.
Mrs. Holz is the mother of Mrs. Charles W. RESER, 119 West 16th street.

Wednesday, March 4, 1964

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Thursday, March 5, 1964

Omer E. Gregory
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Omer E. GREGORY, 60, 109 Indiana avenue, who died Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after nine months' illness. He was admitted to the hospital Saturday.
The Rev. Ray MILLS 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.
Born Oct. 8, 1903, in Newcastle township, Mr. Grgory was the son of Charles and Charlotte OLDFATHER GREGORY. He had resided in this community all his life.
His marriage was Feb. 23, 1924, in this city to Ruth D. RICHMOND, who survives. Mr. Gregory was a cupola operator at the Rochester Metal Producs company plant.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Darrell FRY, Derby, Kan., and Mrs. Curtis CROUSSORE, Jr., and Mrs. Allen MILLER, both of Rochester; four sons, Norman [GREGORY], Logansport; Robert [GREGORY], Rochester; Harry [GREGORY], Argos, and Joe [GREGORY], at home; a step-son, Harold CLEVENGER, Kewanna; a brother, Harry [GREGORY], Akron, O., and twenty-eight grandchildren.

Edna C. Olson
Mrs. Edna C. OLSON, 64, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient one month. She had been ill for a year. She lived on the Olson road.
Bor in Chicago Sept. 15, 1899, she was the daugher of William and Wilhemina SAMSON. She was married in Chicago to Elmer OLSON on Nov. 10, 1917.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. John (Eleanor) MAZUR, Chicago; A son, William [OLSON), LaGrange Highlands, Ill., and five grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. William (Alice) OLSON.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Coletta and Sons funeral chapel at 3240 West 79th street, Chicago, with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen cemetery, 87th and Kedzie streets, Chicago. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday. On Saturday morning the body will be taken to the Coletta and Sons funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, March 6, 1964

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Saturday, March 7, 1964

Harry J. Macy
Harry Joseph MACY, 73, 229 West Third street, died at 8 a.m. today in the Fort Wayne veterans hospital, where he had been a patient since Jan. 13. He had been in failing health for 10 years.
Born June 8, 1890 in Marion, he was the son of Lon and Annie JOHNSON MACY. He had lived in Marion and Mount Zion before moving to Rochester four years ago. He was married June 8, 1934 in Wabash to Lucille Van DUYNE.
A carpenter, Mr. Macy was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Elson (Margaret) HOLDREAD, R.R. 2, Plymouth; three sons, Raymond L. [MACY], Plymouth; Harry Joe [MACY], with the U.S. Peace Corps in Tanganyika, and Robert D. [MACY], Rochester; and a grandson. A son, a sister and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, March 9, 1964

Louetta Rans
Mrs. Louetta RANS, 86, a resident of Rochester and vicinity since 1898, died at 6 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient for 2 1/2 years. She had been in failing health about three years and seriously ill two weeks. She had fractured a hip some time earlier.
Born June 16, 1877 in Hallsville, O., Mrs. Rans was the daughter of George and Mary HINTON HICKLE. She was married March 22, 1898 in Kewanna to Harley O. RANS, who died July 18, 1942. She was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Blanche) KING and Mrs. Isabelle GROVE, both of Rochester; two sons, Donald [RANS], Rochester, and Forest [RANS], Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Estella ROSS and Mrs. Kathryn McKINSEY, both of Palo Alto, Cal., and numerous nieces and nephews
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday 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. Wednesday.

Harry J. Macy
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Harry Joseph MACY, 73, 229 West Third street, who died Saturday morning in the Fort Wayne veterans hospital.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate at rites. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery, where the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post and the Manitou Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Maggie M. Newell
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Maggie M. NEWELL, 88, who died Saturday at 11:20 p.m. in the Miller nursing home.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Newell had been a patient at the nursing home three years and in failing health five years. She had resided at 213 Main street.
Born Jan. 5, 1876, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Andrew URSHEL, and had resided in this county since 1904. Her marriage was July 3, 1905, at Wabash, to Raymond D. NEWELL, who died Dec. 29, 1929.
Mrs. Newell had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star chapter here since 1929.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) STEVENS, Rochestr; one son, Harry U. [NEWELL], Rochester; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one foster granddaugher and five foster great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were a daughter, Mrs. Mary TOBEY, a granddaughter, two sisters and two brothers.

Genevieve Hausen
Mea. Genevieve HAUSEN, 77, former Argos resident, died at 7 a.m. Saturday in a hospital at Atlanta, Ga. She had been ill one month. She had lived with a son, Richard (HAUSEN], in Atlanta the past few years.
Born Nov. 24, 1886 in Austin, Texas, she was marrid in 1913 to John HAUSEN, who died in 1952. She was a member of the Catholic church.
Surviving with Richard Hausen are another son, John [HAUSEN], Gridley, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. Patricia SATTERFIELD, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Jeanette BRENDT, Knox, and Mrs. Jacueline BAGLEY, Kokomo; twelve grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Michael's Catholic church at Plymouth with the Rev. Thadius QWAK officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Tuesday, March 10, 1964

Thomas F. Hilkert
Thomas F. HILKERT, 89, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday in the Landis nursing home at Argos following a three-year illness. Mr. Hilkert was a retired real estate broker.
Born April 13, 1874 at Avilla, he was the son of Thomas and Sarah HAINES HILKERT. His marriage was to Laura RUSH, who died in 1944.
Mr. Hilkert had lived near Culver for the past five years. Before that he lived in Rochester and Royal Center.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hildreth FERGUSON, Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond PITTENGER, Pasadena, Cal, and Mrs. Erma POMEROY, Worthington, O., and a granddaughter, Mrs. Bernard BANNON, Warsaw. Three daughters and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT of the Argos Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the Indian Creek cemetery at Lucerne. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 11, 1964

Mary F. Egan
Mrs. Mary Frances EGAN, 86, died at 9 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home. Mrs. Egan made her home with a niece, Mrs. Ralph BURKETT, R.R. 3, Rochester.
The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Bernard Cole
Bernard COLE, 40, Mentone, died Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. in Parkview hospital at Fort Wayne after an illness of three weeks. Death was due to cancer.
Born March 14, 1923, at Wabash, he had moved to Mentone three years ago from Tipton, where he resided most of his life. His marriage was Dec. 24, 1945, to Annabelle MOTT, who survives.
Mr. Cole was a member of the Mentone Methodist church, Mentone American Legion, Scottish Rite at Indianapolis, Austin lodge at Tipton, OES at Tipton, Kosciusko county Shrine and was past exalted ruler of the Elks lodge at Tipton.
He was a veteran of World War II, having received the Purple Heart while serving in the Marine Corps.
Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Paul GUILKEY, Tipton; four children, Steve [COLE], 17; Susan [COLE], 15; Diane [COLE], 13, and John [COLE], 8, all at home; a brother, Roger [COLE], Fort Smith, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) MOREHEAD, Kokomo, and Mrs. John (Patricia) MOHLER, Atlanta, Ind.; three ste0-sisters, Mrs. Sam ZARING, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Ralph CLINE, Ekin, Ind., and Mrs. Thelma AUGIERES, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the King-Reed funeral home at Mentone with the Rev. Glenn COMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, March 12, 1964

Edythe Hillis
Last rites were held today in San Francisco for Mrs. Edythe HILLIS, 63, who died Monday night after a lingering illness at Letterman general hospital of Presidio army post near San Francisco.
She formerly was teacher and librarian at Akron. Born in Winamac, Mrs. Hillis was the daughter of Fred and Laura STRONG STUDEBAKER and was a graduate of Indiana university.
Surviving are the husband, an Army colonel in the judgte advocate general's office at the Presidio; one daughter, Mrs. Judith METSCHEL, San Francisco; three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Helen ARTER, Akron.
Preceding in death were two sisters, Mrs. Eva SAUSAMAN of Akron and Mrs. Mary MOORE of Los Angeles.

Earl E. Staley
Earl E. STALEY, 78, Argos, died at 7:25 a.m. today in his home. Rites are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
Mary F. Egan
Last rites will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Mrs. Mary Frances EGAN, 86, who wied Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Rochester nursing home.
The Rev. Homer TAYLOR will officiate and burial will be in the Riverview cemetery, South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Egan had made her home with a niece, Mrs. Ralph BURKETT, R.R. 3, Rochester.
Born in Marshall county Dec. 22, 1877, she was the daughter of Daniel and Hannah GRUBE. Her marriage was to Thomas J. EGAN, who died in 1941.
Mrs. Egan spent most of her life in the Rochester and Argos community except several years in Waco, Texas. She was a member of he Plymouth Christian Science church.
Nieces and nephews are the only survivors.

Earl E. Staley
Final rits will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Earl E. STALEY, 78, former Rochester resident who died at 7:25 a.m. Thursday at his home in Argos. He had been ill three years.
The Rev. Edwin JOHNSON, Valparaiso, will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 o'clock tonight.
Mr. Staley, who moved from Rochester to Argos five years ago, was a retired farmer and retird employee of the Studebaker corporation. He had lived in Wabash and South Bend before moving to Rochester.
Born in Twelve Mile Aug. 11, 1885, he was th son of John and Susan RICHARDSON STALEY. His first marriage ws to Sadie KIME, who died in 1941. In 1943 he was married in Chicago to Ollie F. HUNTLEY, who survives. He was a memer of the Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Kenneth [STALEY], Rochester, and Harry [STALEY], Plouse, Wash.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Russell [STALEY], Rochester. A step-son, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

Saturday, March 14, 1964

Benson W. Evans
Benson West EVANS, 98, former resident of Fulton county, died Thursday night at his home in Berrien, Mich. Last rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Clinic Hostage funeral home at St. Joseph, Mich.
Mr. Evans leaves 167 descendants, including three daughters and a son of Kewanna, Mrs. Marie RICE, Mrs. Ida MULLINS and Mrs. Mary ROCCO and Lee EVANS. Six other children survive, along with 49 grandchildren, 105 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Edward L. Delp
Edward L. DELP, 64, lifetime resident of Rochester, died this morning at 12:50 o'clock at his home, 1110 Monroe street, after an illness of six months. He had been seriously ill 2 1/3 months.
An electrician, Mr. Delp long had operated his own electrical business here. He also was active as a volunteer fireman for many years.
Born in Rochester Jan. 10, 1900, he was the son of William and Mary Effie BLACKBURN DELP. His marriage was June 21, 1919, in his ciy to Thelma DOWNEY, who survives.
Mr. Delp was a member of the First Baptist church, Moose lodge and Independent Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Joesph (Virginia) QUICK, and a son, Robert E. DELP, both of Rochester; five grandsons; three brothers, Harold [DELP], Paw Paw, Mich.; Howard [DELP], Indianapolis, and Lawrence [DELP], Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Alice) MOLT, Asheville, N.C., and Mrs. Raymond (Mary) HAYNES, Fitzgerald, Ga. A sister, Helen [DELP], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 16, 1964

Daisy L. Waid
Mrs. Daisy L. WAID, 87, Akron, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home after being ill six years. She had resided most of her life in the Akron area.
Born July 29, 1876 in Howard county, she was the daughter of Lewis and Nancy EMBREE. She was married April 27, 1895 to Luther WAID, who died in 1949. She was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Blanche HESKETT, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mrs. Marjorie BIBLER, Valparaiso; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jessie HOFFMAN, South Bend, and a brother, Edward [EMBREE], Phoenix, Ariz. Two children preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thomas E. McCay
Thomas E. McCAY, 92, died at 11:45 p.m. Snday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted three hours earlier with a coronary condition. Mr. McCay had made his home with a niece, Mrs. Ernest KEENER, R.R. 1, Macy, for the past four months. Prior to that he had lived in Rochester.
Born Sept. 22, 1872 in Clinton county, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George McCAY. He was married to Bessie MARSHALL, who died Dec. 4, 1963, in Fulton on Oct. 28, 1932. Mr. McCay, a retired Rochester Metal Products employee, was 50-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge and the Mt. Horeb Encampment of that lodge. He had spent most of his life in Fulton county.
Surviving are a step-son, Waldo MARSHALL, Bremen, and several nieces and nephews.
Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul GARNER of the Fulton E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Newton Barkman
Newton BARKMAN 91, Elkhart, who was born and reared in Newcastle township, died Sunday in Elkhart. He had farmed in Fulton county.
Mr. Barkman's wife, the former Nellie EMMONS, preceded him in death.
Surviving are three sons, Herman, Clyde and Donald [BARKMAN]; three daughters, Fay, Chloe and Mary [BARKMAN]; several grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the White funeral home at Elkhart. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 3 p.m.

Lawrence Hartman
Lawrence HARTMAN, 62, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died Sunday at 2:10 p.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after four months illness.
Born May 26, 1901, in the Rutland community, he had spent his entire life in that area. His parents were William and Rena HARTMAN and he was married Feb. 20, 1926, at Plymouth to Orpha E RINGER, who lsurvives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Mary Ruth) THOMPSON, R.R. 4, Plymouth; two sons, Darwin [HARTMAN] R.R. 3, Plymouth, and Leo [HARTMAN], at home; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Rena HARTMAN, R.R. 4, Plymouth; three brothers, Clarence, R.R. 4, Plymouth, and Reuben and Robert [HARTMAN], both of Plymouth. A sister preceded in death.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where last rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Tuesday, March 17, 1964

Ronald G. Weir
Ronald G. WEIR, 40, Huntington, a former Richland township resident, died at 6:05 p.m. Monday in the Huntington county hospital, where he was admitted earlier in the day. He had been ill one year and in serious condition since Dec. 13, 1963.
Mr. Weir was Northern Indiana fieldman for the Western Surety company.
Born March 27, 1923 in South Bend, he was the son of Herman and Pearl RALSTIN WEIR, who live on Route 3, Rochester. He was married Sept. 16, 1943 to Mary A. MILLER, who survives.
Mr. Weir was a graduate of Richland Center high school and International Busincss college at Fort Wayne. He was a member of the First Methodist chuch and VFW Post 2689 in Huntington and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife and parents are a son, A-2C H. Andrew WEIR, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Miss., and two daughers at home, Anita Ruth and Margaret Ann [WEIR]. Among two uncles is Howard WEIR, R.R. 3, Rocheter. A sister died in infancy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John Paul JONES of Auburn officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the Huntington VFW post will conduct military rites. Friends may call at the Bailey funeral home in Huntington from 7 p.m. today until 5 p.m. Wednesday and at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Seymour W. Elin
Seymour W. ELIN, 53, vice president of Topps Manufacturing company, died of a heart attack Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Driftwood motel at Miami Beach, Fla.
Mr. Elin and his wife had been vacationing in Florida for two weeks. Death came unexpectedly, although he had been suffering from a heart ailment the past seven years. The Elins reside at 1201 Jackson boulevard.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Elin had resided in Rochester the last 25 years. He and his brother, Jack, came to this city in 1939 from Albion to establish the Topps (now Edmonton) Manufacturing company. The clothing firm also operates a plant in Edmonton, Ky.
Mr. Elin was married June 15, 1939, at Centerville, Mich., to Josephine Ellen WALTON, who survives. His parents were Alexander and Bessie BERDESKY ELIN.
Mr. Elin was a member of the Elks and Moose lodges of Rochester.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Diane) STOCKING, Rochester; a son, Alexander C. ELIN, Boston; a brother, Jack ELIN, Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Faye) HOFFMAN and Mrs. Jack (Eva) SEGAL, both of Chicago, and two grandchildren, Etta Beth and Robert Scott STOCKING.
Last rites will be Wedesday at 3 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rabbi Albert SCHULMAN of South Bend officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to organizations of individual choice. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Wednesday. The body is to arrive in Chicago early Wednesday morning.

Polly Foglesong
Mrs. Polly FOGLESONG, 76, Kewanna, died at 7 p.m. Monday in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
Born Aug. 10, 1887 in Pulaski county, Mrs. Foglesong was the daughter of John and Hannah GOOD PARCEL. Her marriage was Aug. 10, 1910 to Ralph FOGLESONG, who survive.
Mrs. Foglesong was a member of the Methodist church, the Rebekah lodge, the Past Nobel Grand club and the Kewanna Homemakers club.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Nettie BARKEY, St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Elroy [FOGLESONG], Kewanna, and John W. [FOGLESONG], Logansport; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ada GLENN, Weberville, Mich.; Mrs. Blonn LAWSON, Boone, Ia., and Mrs. Florence DUNN, Plymouth, and a brother, Cecil PARCEL, Winamac.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna with the Rev. John COLE officiating. Burial will be in the Kewana I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rebekah lodge will conduct services at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Harry Doub
Harry DOUB, 57, a lifetime resident of the Akron area, died at 5 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of four months. He was an employee of the Pike Lumber company at Akron.
Born March 1, 1907 in Wabash county, he was the son of Otto and Lottie DRUDGE DOUB. He was married Dec. 24, 1927 in Wabash county to Matilda BUCHER, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Richard [DOUB], of Norris, Tenn.; a daughter, Brenda [DOUB], a senior at Akron high school; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ezra (Gretrude) LIPPLY, R.R. 2, North Manchester, and Mrs. Forrest (Faun) SHROUT, Marion, and a brother, Carl [DOUB], Silver Lake. A son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Forrest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron from 3 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Mrs. Paul F. McComas
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Paul F. McCOMAS, Milwaukee, Wis., former resident of Rochester township. Mrs. McComas died Sunday of cancer following a long illness.
Surviving are the husband, a son, her mother, a brother, five sisters and two grandchildren. One of the sisters is Mrs. Georgia MASTERSON of Ft. Wayne, formerly of Rochester.
Burial was today in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport.

Wednesday, March 18, 1964 to Thursday, March 19, 1964

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Friday, March 20, 1964

Walter K. Cartwright
Walter Kenneth CARTWRIGHT, 53, Phoenix, Ariz., a former Fulton county resident, died suddenly at his home Thursday at 11:30 p.m.
Born Nov. 8, 1910 in North Liberty, Ind., he was the son of Walter and Martha RAKESTRAW CARTWRIGHT. His marriage was in Plymouth on Nov. 27, 1934 to Bessie CHALK of Rochester, who survives. Mr. Cartwright lived in Fulton, Miami and Cass counties before moving to Phoenix in 1952.
Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Robert MORRISON, Miss Linda CARTWRIGHT, Miss Connie CARTWRIGHT, Mrs. Wayne TILVERSON, all of Phoenix, and Miss Clara Mae CARTWRIGHT, Rochester; a son, Jack [CARTWRIGHT], R.R. 2, Rochester; three grandchildren, a brother, Clifford [CARTWRIGHT], Niles, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Irene WILLIAMS and Mrs. Clara CARTWRIGHT, both of South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, March 21, 1964

Walter K. Cartwright
The place of services for Walter Kenneth CARTWRIGHT, 53, Phoenix, Ariz., former Fulton county resident, has been changed to the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton.
The rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the North Liberty cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Hazel J. Wike
Word of the death of Hazel J. WIKE, 72, at a hospital in Riverside, Cal., has been received by her sister, Mrs. Guy A. SHADEL of Leiters Ford. Miss Wike had suffered a stroke.
Born Feb. 10, 1892, at Stoneboro, Pa., she was the daughter of Silas and Anne BAXTER WIKE. She had been a high school and art teacher for 52 years.
She graduated from Penn State Teachers college in 1911 and later also received degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Youngstown (O.) college. She also graduated from the Booth Bay, Me., art school and won recognition for paintingts at Cleveland and Youngstown art schools.
Before retiring in 1961, Miss Wike had taught 32 years in the Wilson high school at Youngstown, where she made her home. She also taught at Mercer and New Castle, Pa.
A member of the First Presbyterian church at Youngstown, she had moved to Riverside to reside with a niece.
Surviving are a brother, William WIKE, Warren, O., and the sister, Mrs. Shadel, besides nieces and nephews. Last rites were in Riverside Monday and burial was at Findley cemetery, Mercer, Pa.

Mary Jacqueline Groleau
Mary Jacqueline GROLEAU, daughter of Donald and Mary HUDKINS GROLEAU, 121 West 12th street, was stillborn at 2:25 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Graveside services were conducted this afternoon by Father George LANNING at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Surviving with the patents are three sisters at home, Debra, Tammey and Suzanne [GROLEAU]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William HUDKINS, R.R. 3, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward GROLEAU, R.R. 1, Ensign, Mich.; the paternal great-grandfather, Omer GROLEAU, also Route 1, Ensign, and cousins, aunts and uncles.

Sadie Madlem
Mrs. Sadie MADLEM, Akron, died at 9:55 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. She was 89 years old. Survivors include a [daughter], Mrs.William (Belva) [KREIGHBAUM], Akron, and a brother, John MADLEM, Rochester. Rites are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Monday, March 23, 1964

Sadie Madlem
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God for Mrs.Sadie MADLEM, 89, Akron, who died Saturday at 9:55 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient six weeks.
The Rev. Forrest CARLSON will officiate at the service and burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and at the church an hour before the rites.
Born April 18, 1874, in Miami county, Mrs. Madlem was the daughter of Moses and Katherine SMITH LANDIS. She was married Feb. 28, 1892, to Urias E. MADLEM, who died in [1938].
A member of the Akron Church of God, Mrs. Madlem had lived for the last 11 years with her daughter, Mrs. William (Belva) KREIGHBAUM, in Akron.
Surviving are the daughter; a son, John [MADLEM], Rochester; nine grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren. Two sons, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Walter K. Cartwright
Final rites for Walter Kenneth CARTWRIGHT, 53, Phoenix, Ariz., a former Fulton county resident who died Thursday night, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the North Liberty cemetery.
Mr. Cartwright, a resident of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly lived in Fulton, Miami and Cass counties.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Monday.

Willard G. Johnson
Willard Gernon JOHNSON, 34, Kalamazoo, Mich., former Rochester resident, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday in Bronson Methodist hospital in Kalamazoo, following an extended illness of Hodgkins disease.
Born July 14, 1929 in Argos, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn JOHNSON, who survive. The parents live on R.R. 3, Argos. His marriage was in Leiters Ford to Susan LARGE, who survives.
Mr. Johnson was a 1947 graduate of Leiters Ford high school. While living in Rochester, he was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and was a bookkeeper for Armour Creameries. He was studying for the ministry at the time of his death.
Surviving with the wife and parents are two daughters, Cynthia [JOHNSON], 12, and Dawn [JOHNSON], 9; three brothers, Wilburn [JOHNSON], a twin, 209 Pontiac street; Paul [JOHNSON], 1221 Jackson boulevard, and Dean [JOHNSON], R.R. 3, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Leo (Mary Jane) HOUIN, R.R. 4, Plymouth, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Bethel Reformed Community church in Kalamazoo. Burial will be in Kalamazoo. Friends may call at the Langeland funeral home in Kalamazoo.

John Hursh
John HURSH, 49, died Sunday at 2 a.m. in the St. Joseph hospital at Kokomo of leukemia.
Surviving are the wife, mother, one sister and two brothers. Mrs. Sadie TULEY, Lake Manitou, is an aunt.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the McCloskey, Hamilton and Kahle funeral home at Logansport.

Tuesday, March 24, 1964

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Wednesday, March 25, 1964

Earl G. Carbiener
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the King-Reed funeral home at Mentone for Earl G. CARBIENER, 77, Mentone, who died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Gore nursing home at Wabash.
The Rev. Glenn R. COMPTON will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Carbiener had lived at Wabash with a niece, Mrs. Dorothy BITNER, for four weeks. He died of a stroke. He was a retired Tippecanoe mail carrier.
Born March 31, 1886 in Bremen, he was the son of Jacob and Susan CARBIENER. He was married in November, 1925, to Blanche WEBSTER PONTIUS, who died in August, 1963.
Mr. Carbiener served in the famous Rainbow division of the U.S. Army during World War I. He was a member of the Mentone American Legion and the Warsaw World War I barracks. He attended the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving besides the niece are two brothers, Clarence [CARBIENER], of the IBM nursing home at Plymouth, and Arthur [CARBIENER], Breman, and a sister, Mrs. Ed CARDER, Dowagiac, Mich.

Thursday, March 26, 1964

Richard M. Cloud
Richard M. CLOUD, 55, Garver Lake, Edwardsburg, Mich., former Rochester resident, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial hospital at South Bend. Mr. Cloud lived in Rochester about 1940.
He was born in Macy Feb. 19, 1909. He first was married Nov. 29, 1933 at Muncie to Vera KEPLER, who died in 1959. He was married Jan. 19, 1961 to DeVere FRITZ, who survives.
Mr. Cloud was the secretary-treasurer of the Cloud Brothers furniture store in South Bend.
Surviving with the wife are a step-daughter, three grandchildren, a brother and a sister.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Edwardsburg. Burial will be in South Bend. Friends may call at the Pifer-Mayhew funeral home in Edwardsburg.

Lloyd Ritchey
Lloyd RITCHEY, 46, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. Mr. Ritchey was admitted to the hospital at 8 am. Wednesday with a heart condition. He had been in failing health for 1 1/2 years.
Born March 17, 1918 in Center township, northeast of Plymouth, he was the son of Lloyd and Clara GRIMM RITCHEY. He was married at Plymouth Jan. 8, 1941 to Geraldine MYERS, who survives.
Mr. Ritchey moved to his R.R. 5 residence eight years ago from Plymouth. He was a member of the Plymouth E.U.B. church. He was a lifetime farmer.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Linda Arline [RITCHEY], 19, a student at Indiana State college; two sons, Lee Allen [RITCHEY], 13, and Steven [RITCHEY], 2, at home; the mother and step-father, Mr. and Ms. Leo C. BERGER, Plymouth; a brother, John [RITCHEY], Mishawaka, and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth RANNEY, Detroit, Mich. A sister and the father preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Plymouth E.U.B. church with the Rev. Donald C. KIME officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Lt. Gerald Shank
Winamac, Ind. - A Winamac man, Lt. Gerald SHANK, 28, has been killed in the fighting in South Viet Nam. His wife received official confirmation of the death Tuesday afternoon.
The young Air Force officer, father of four children, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald SHANK, Sr., of Winamac. He had been in South Viet Nam since October.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he had received his Air Force commission in 1959.
There were no details of how Lt. Shank met his death. In a letter home last month, he reported that his plane had been shot full of holes during a mission.

Friday, March 27, 1964

Della V. Flynn
Mrs. Della V. FLYNN, 71, 1523 Bancroft avenue, died at 9:17 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient two days. She had been in failing health several years and seriously ill three days.
Born July 22, 1892 in Cass county, she was the daughter of James and Henrietta CUNNINGHAM. She had lived in Rochester 25 years, moving here from Logansport. She was married here in 1944 to Ray FLYNN.
Surviving are the husband and a brother, Lon CUNNINGHAM, Rochester. Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites 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 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 28, 1964

Max L. Burns
Max L. BURNS, 64, Holgate, O., died at 9:50 a.m. Friday in the Jay county hospital at Portland, Ind., of a heart attack. Death came unexpectedly.
Born May 20, 1889 in Winamac, Mr. Burns was the son of George and Mary Ellen PUTMAN BURNS. His marriage was Jan. 11, 1952 at Kokomo to Thelma CRAGUN, who survives.
Mr. Burns, a signalman on the Nickel Plate railroad, was a member of the Lafayette Eagles lodge and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Jack L. [BURNS], Oceanside, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. William (Phyllis) BENCE, Kokomo; four grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Goldie BURNS, Akron, and Mrs. Opal HUFFMAN, R.R. 1, Roann; five brothers, Cedil [BURNS], Akron; Claude [BURNS], R.R. 1, Roann; Ivin [BURNS], Peru; Vernon [BURNS], Fulton, and Estle [BURNS], Wabash. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Thomas S. Carter
Funeral rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Harrison funeral chapel at Kewanna for Thomas Sylvester CARTER, 59, Kewanna, who died Friday at 8:30 a.m. at his home.
The Rev. Lonnie BENNETT will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Carter's death was unexpected. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born in Kewanna May 24, 1904, Mr. Carter was the son of James and Minnie CRANFORD CARTER and was a retired employee of the Fulton county highway department. He was married Nov. 3, 1923, to Golda BUDD, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Thomas [CARTER], Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Nellie GREER, Kewanna; two brothers, Merle [CARTER], Hamlet, and Jack [CARTER], Rupert, Ida.; five gradchildren and two great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.

Monday, March 30, 1964

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Tuesday, March 31, 1964

Gary R. Hicks
Gary R. HICKS, 22, Hobart, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Burdell LEITER of Rochester, died at 12:50 a.m. today in St. Catherine's hospital at East Chicago of injuries suffered in a motorcycle-truck accident last Wednesday.
Born Nov. 9, 1941 in Sims, Ind., he had lived in Rochester four years and in Culver before moving to Hobart 1 1/2 years ago. He was the son of Austin and Mary DeLOZIER HICKS, who live in Culver. He is employed at Inland Steel corporation at Indiana Harbor.
Mr. Hicks was married in Rochester May 10, 1960 to Mary Beth LEITER. He was a member of the Rochester United Presbyterian church.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Traci Lee [HICKS], 3, and Juli Ann [HICKS], 2; a son, Nickalaus Troy [HICKS], 1; his parents; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bert FELLOWS, Kokomo; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Delia DeLOZIER, Smyrna, Tenn., and two sisters, Patricia HICKS, Culver, and Mrs. Linda CROUCH, Fairmount.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James A. SCHUMACHER of Chesterton officiating, assistd by the Rev. Hugh STEWART. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Clifford R. Lounsbury
Funeral services for Clifford R. LOUNSBURY, 67, Indianapolis, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple mortuary in Indianapolis and graveside rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mr. Lounsbury, husband of the former Mabel NAFE, died Sunday in St. Vincent's hospital at Indianapolis. He was vice president of Allen-Lounsbury, Inc., of Indianapolis.
Mr. Lounsbury was a member of the North Methodist church, Oriental Masonic Lodge 500, Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine. He was a past president and member of the Murat Dramatic Cast, a member of the Athenaeum Turners and former secretary and personnel manager of the Scottish Rite symphony.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Ronald C. [LOUNSBURY], with the U. S. Air Force at Battle Creek, Mich., and Robert J. [LOUNSBURY], Huntingdon, Pa., and seven grandchildren.
Friends may call at the mortuary.

Wednesday, April 1, 1964

Leo R. Baker
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Oak Chapel church near Marion for Leo R. BAKER, 70, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died at 4 p.m. Friday in the Veterans Center hospital in Whipple, Ariz. Mr. Baker was spending the winter at Yuma, Ariz.
Mr. Baker was born April 1, 1893. Mr. Baker, a farmer, was a member of the Oak Chapel church.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Joseph N. [BAKER, R.R. 6, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Donna Jean YALE, Harlingen, Texas; three granddaughters; a brother, and two sisters.
Burial will be in the Park cemetery at Marion. Friends may call at the Wert and Owens funeral home in Marion until noon Friday and at the church one hour before services.

Emerson W. Axe
Emerson Wirt AXE, 69, a native of Rochester, died at the Columbia Presbyterian hospital in New York City March 26, it was learned here today. Funeral services were held in Tarrytown, N.Y. on Monday. He received his grade school education in the Rochester schools and resided with his mother and aunt at their home, the first door south of Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. He graduated from Shortridge high school in Indianapolis, attended Chicago university and was graduated cum magna laude from Harvard university in 1920. He served in he U.S. Army overseas in World War I.
He and Mrs. Axe developed the management firm of E. W. Axe & Company, a mutual investment fund organization, of which he was president. Total investment in this and other companies organized by the couple exceeded $400 million.
The Axes bought a 45 room castle, set in a 60-acre estate at Tarrytown, N.Y., in 1941 and established their offices and home there. They employed 45 persons there while branch offices were established in a number of American major cities.
As a boy in this city, Axe was an avid reader of early English lore and became an expert chess player as well as an archer. He won the Indiana chess championship at the age of 15. He was an enthsiastic fencer, skillful in the art of judo and famous as a connoisseur of fine wines. He and Mrs. Axe traveled regularly over the world to gather economic data and both were ardent opera devotees.

Emma Jones
Mrs. Emma JONES, 53, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital of a heart attack.
Born March 12, 1911 at Etna Green, she was the daughter of Howard and Violet SMITH SPARROW. She was married March 1, 1932 to Alden JONES, who survives. Mrs. Jones had spent most of her life in the Burket ara. She was a member of the Burket E.U.B. church and the Mentone chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Alden [JONES], Jr., and Howard [JONES[, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Iris) DICKERHOFF, Mentone; three grandchildren; five brothers, George and Wayne SPARROW, Warsaw, and John, Victor and Frank SPARROW, Etna Green, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary KLINEFELTER, Etna Green, and Mrs. Kathryn HECKAMAN, Bremen.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King-Reed funeral home in Mentone with the Revs. Wayne JOHNSON of Claypool and James GLENN of Burket officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, April 2, 1964

Lela F. SerVaas
Last rites will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Flanner & Buchanan Fall Creek mortuary at Indianapolis for Mrs. Lela F. SerVAAS, 71, former summertime resident at Lake manitou.
Mrs. SerVaas died Tuesday night in Memorial clinic at Indianapolis. She resided at 5415 Carrollton street. A life resident of Indianapolis, she had taught many years in the public schools there.
The SerVaas family has owned a cottage on the north shore of Lake Manitou for almost 30 years. Surviving are two sons, Beurt [SerVAAS], Indianapolis City Council member; William [SerVAAS], Indianapolis, and a daughter, Mrs. J. Rodman WILLIAMS, Austin, Texas.
Mrs. SerVaas graduated from John Herron art school in Indianapolis and from Indiana Normal college at Danville, also attnding Butler university.

Friday, April 3, 1964

Bessie F. Martindale
Mrs. Bessie Florence MARTINDALE, 75, 900 1/2 Main street, died Thursday at 7:40 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Saturday. Her health had been failing the past year.
Born Oct. 28, 1886, in Adamsboro, she was the daughter of Thomas and Mary REPLOGLE LYTLE. Mrs. Martindale moved to Rochester 1 1/2 years ago from Peru, where she had resided 20 years.
Her marriage was on Dec. 23, 1913 to William G. MARTINDALE, who died in 1930. Mrs. Martindale was a member of the Fletchers Lake Methodist church. She had lived in Richland township before moving to Peru.
Surviving are a half-sister, Mss Anna HOFF, Logansport, and two nieces, Mrs. Beatrice BUGSBY and Miss Melodie BUGSBY, both of Rochester. Preceding in death were two sons, in infancy, a brother and a half-sister.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at he funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Millie Sommers
Mrs. Millie SOMMERS, 74, R.R. 2, Greentown, mother of Dan SOMMERS, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Howard County Community hospital at Kokomo of injuries suffered in a one-car crash just off of U.S. 31 at the south edge of Kokomo Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Mrs. Sommers was a passenger in a car deiven by her husband, Homer D. SOMMERS, 72. The auto slipped off the slick pavement, went out of control and struck a utility pole.
Mrs. Sommers was treated at the hospital for two fractured ribs and released.
Mrs. Sommers was born Nov. 19, 1889 in Arthur, Ill. She was the daughter of Abraham and Magdline HELMUTH. She was married March 23, 1912 to Homer D. SOMMERS. She spent her entire life in Liberty township of Howard county. Mrs. Sommers was a member of the Howard-Miami Mennonite church.
Surviving with the husband and son are eight daughters, Mrs. Erma HOCHSTEDLER, Greentown; Mrs. Sylvia MILLER, Kokomo; Mrs. Martha SWEITZER, Goshen; Mrs. Leona KING, Walton; Mrs. Bernice GANGER, Bristol; Mrs. Alice HORNER and Mrs. Anna Ruth STABACH, Amboy, and Mrs. Pauline HORNER, Bremen; nineteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, and five brothers. A son and a daughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Howard-Miami Mennonite church with Anson HORNER officiating. Burial will be in the Mast cemetery in Howard county, near Plevna. Friends may call at the family residence, R.R. 2, Greentown after 1 p.m. Saturday. The Pickett funeral home of Greentown is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, April 4, 1964

Oliver B. Webster
Final rites will be at 10 a.m Monday in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru for Oliver Bert WEBSTER, 70, Peru, father of Berton O. WEBSTER of Macy.
Mr. Wester died at 1:30 a.m. Friday in Dukes hospital at Peru.
An electrician, Mr. Webster formerly worked for the Peru city utilities. He was born Jan. 1. 1894 in Miami county to Benjamin and Lydia NEWBORN WEBSTER. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges.
Surviving with the son are a sister, Mrs. Fred PLOS, Indianapolis; a brother, Benjamin F. WEBSTER, Marion, and a grandson. Three brothers and five sisters preceded in death.
Dr. Gary ALLBRITTEN will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Blanche W. Cannon
Funeral services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna for Mrs. Blanche W. CANNON, 92, Kewanna, who died Friday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. John COLE will officiate and burial will be in he Kewana I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Sunday noon
Born in Zionsville on Jan. 20, 1871, Mrs. Cannon was the daughter of Dr. E. J. and Rebecca REICHARD WASHBURN. She was married July 20, 1892, to Edwin CANNON, who died in 1942. Mrs. Cannon belonged to the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bernice McNABB, R.R. 4, Rochester; two half-brothers, Dale WASHBURN, Buffalo, and Ira WASHBURN, Trenton, Mich.; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Amanda Slone
Mrs. Amanda SLONE, 84, 138 East Fourth street, died Friday at 7:55 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since November. Mrs. Slone had been in failing health since 1955.
Born June 5, 1879, in Hindeman, Ky., she was the daughter of Ira and Louise CONLEY HOWARD. Mrs. Slone had moved to Rochester four years ago from Wabash county and was a member of the Pentecostal church at Silver Lake.
She was married March 19, 1921, in Pikeville, Ky., to William SLONE, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rant (Bertha) BOLEN, Fulton, and Mrs. Claude (Rosie Lee) COLDREN, Rochester; three sons, Mitchell [SLONE] Gypsy, Ky.; Willey [SLONE], North Judson, and Arnold [SLONE], Decoy, Ky.; thirty-four grandchildren, and eighty-eight great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were a daughter, three sons, a sister and a brother.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home, with the Rev. Ed SLONE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the residence from 11 a.m. Sunday until aa a.m. Monday and at the funeral home after 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Monday, April 6, 1964

Bessie Reed
Mrs. Bessie REED, 72, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 6:45 o'clock this morning in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for the past five weeks. Mrs. Reed had been in ill health for one year.
Born April 7, 1891 in Miami county, she was the daugher of Isaac and Ollie ECKELBERGER EYTCHESON. She had spent most of her life in Fulton county. She was married Sept. 30, 1907 to William Sherman REED, who died in 1940. Mrs. Reed was a member of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a son, Don [REED], R.R. 2, Kewanna; four daughters, Mrs. Esther COOLEY, Rochester; Mrs. Mildred DICE and Mrs. Ruby WILDERMUTH, both of Fulton, and Mrs. Betty KERBY, Frankfort; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a brother, Elmer EYTCHESON, Fulton. Two daughters and a son preceded in death.
Funeral services are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Bonnie Strevy
Mrs. Paul (Bonnie) STREVY, 35, Akron, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday in Wabash county hospital at Wabash, where she was a patient one week. Her lifetime had been spent in and around Akron.
Born July 7, 1928 in Disko, she was the daughter of Russell and Elsie BROOKS FLOHR. She was married Jan. 18, 1947 in Silver Lake to Paul Gene STREVY. She was a member of the Akron Church of God and the North Manchester Moose lodge.
Surviving are the husband; four children in Akron schools, Janet [STREVY], a freshman; Diane [STREVY], fifth grader; Alfred Eugene [STREVY], a junior, and Allen Ray [STREVY], third grade; the mother, Mrs. Elsie FLOHR, Akron; the grandmother, Mrs. Charles FLOHR, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Hillard (Judy) MITCHELL, Blissfield, Mich., and Miss Cheryl FLOHR, Akron, and four brothers, Earl [FLOHR], Huntington; Sam and Ted [FLOHR], Akron, and Don [FLOHR], Bellville, Ill. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 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.

Maurice E. Talbott
Last rites were conducted this afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home for Maurice Edward TALBOTT, 61, 630 1/2 Main street, who died of a heart attack Saturday at 4:20 pm. The Rev. Harry TAYLOR officiated and burial wil in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Talbott was fatally stricken on the sidewalk in front of Cook Brothers furniture store. He was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital. Cause of death was listed by Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner. Mr. Talbott resided above the furniture store.
He had been in ill health over 20 years.
Born Sept 26, 1902, in Kewanna, he was the son of James Bert and Jennie HICKLE TALBOTT and had spent most of his life in this county. His marriage was to Helen WELLER, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters; five sons; two sisters, Mrs. Belle SMITH, Columbus, O., and Mrs. Kiester KILE, Defiance, O.; three brothers, Albert [TALBOTT], Kewanna; Charles, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Simon R.R. 1, Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were three brothers and one child.

Mrs. A. L. Whitmer
Mrs. A. L. WHITMER, whose late husband was longtime superintendent of Rochester city schools, died Sunday at 4 p.m. at her home in South Bend. Death came following an extended illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Highland cemetery mausoleum in South Bend. She is survived by one son, Orville [WHITMER], Tipp City, O.
A. L. Whitmer was superintendent of schools here from 1907-1938. The present high school gymnasium is named for him.

Tuesday, April 7, 1964

Francis E. Hartman
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Macy Methodist church for Francis Esta HARTMAN, 83, R.R. 2, Macy, who died Sunday morning at his home after a 2 1/2 months illness.
The Rev. Robert ELLISON officiated and burial was in the Plainview cemetery.
Mr. Hartman was born Sept. 8, 1880, in Miami county, the son of Frank and Sarah NIXON HARTMAN. His marriage was on Dec. 23, 1903, to Mabel KERN, who survives.
A retired farmer, he had lived in Macy 59 years.
Also surviving are a son, Onis [HARTMAN], Macy, and two grandchildren.

J. D. Winterrowd
J. D. WINTERROWD, a resident of Athens for 22 years, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital. He was 96 years old and had been ill one month.
Born Dec. 7, 1867 in Howad county, he was he son of Michael and Mahala MAZE WINTERROWD. He was married in Kokomo on Nov. 8, 1899 to Nellie MAZE. He moved to Athens from Plymouth. A retired farmer, Mr. Winterrowd was a member of the Tippecanoe Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife; four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Elma) FANNING, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. C. G. (Alta) BEST, Mrs. Paul (Delta) SCHROM and Mrs. Denzil (Wauneta) ELLIOTT, all of Plymouth; three sons, Wayne [WINTERROWD[, Delphi, George [WINTERROWD], Rochester, and Max [WINTERROWD], Akron.
Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, one of whom is Kenneth WINTERROWD, formerly of Rochester, who was reared by Mr. Winterrowd and his wife; and a sister, Mrs. Nona HOUSER, Meridian, Miss. Six sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Community church at Tippecaoe with the Rev. Eldon EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 1 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Bessie Reed
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire and Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Bessie REED, 72, R.R. 2, Kewanna. She died Monday morning at Woodlawn hospital after a long illness.
The Rev. V. L. GARNER will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 8, 1964

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Thursday, April 9, 1964

John W. Simons
John William SIMONS, 39, R.R. 1, Rochester, died instantly about 11:30 a.m. today when his 1959 Pontiac crashed into a tree on he south sie of Ind. 110 a mile west of U.S. 31, norh of Rochester. He was driving east and was pinned in the wreckage. Dr. Howard ROWE, Fulton county coroner, said death was instantaneous. The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, April 10, 1964

John W. Simons
Final rites for John W. SIMONS, 39, R.R. 1, Rochester, who was killed in a one-car crash Thursday morning on Ind. 110 noth of Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Crooked Creek Christian church at Royal Center.
The Rev. Everett NIXON of Kokomo will officiate, assisted the Rev. C. W. GARDNER of Logansport. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 4 p.m. today and at the church for one hour before services.
Mr. Simons was killed instantly at 11:30 a.m. when his east-bound car went off the south side of Ind. 110, a mile west of U.S. 31, and hit a tree. He suffered multiple fractures.
Officers said there were no visible skid marks. The car wet 171 feet off the berm. The impact of the cash shoved the engine through the firewall of the car and it landed in the front seat. Mr. Simons was thrown into the back seat of the car.
The fatality was the second on Fulton county roads this year.
Mr. Simons lived on the Charles LOWE farm next to the Fulton County Home on Ind. 25 south of Rochester. He had lived in the Rochester community 13 years, moving here from Peru.
Born Aug. 16, 1924 in Burrows, he was the son of George and Ethel PRICE SIMONS. He was married June 10, 1945 in Logansport to Thora BAGWELL. He was a member of the Crooked Creek Christian church, of which he was a trustee. He also was a former superintendent of the Sunday School.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, Ronald [SIMONS] and Terry [SIMONS], both at home; the mother, Mrs. Ethel SIMONS, Delphi; three brothers, Frederick [SIMONS], Delphi; Clyde [SIMONS], Burrows, and Robert [SIMONS], New Mexico; two sisters, Mrs. Betty CHEEHAN, Delphi, and Mrs. Ilene ARION, Camden, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Vincent G. Calvin
Vincent G. CALVIN, 44, Grass Creek, died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday in his home following a long illness.
Born May 10, 1919 in Kewanna, he was the son of Perry and Carrie CANNON CALVIN. He was married July 8, 1944 to Helen J. VEEDER.
Mr. Calfin was a member of he Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Sharon [CALVIN], at home; a sister, Mrs. Mabel ZELLERS, Winamac; two nephews, and a grandniece.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison fneral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Nellie A. Hittle
Mrs. Nellie A. HITTLE, 61, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital after lapsing into a diabetic coma. She was admitted to the hospital Wednesday and had been ill about 36 hours.
A Fulton county resident for 32 years, Mrs. Hittle was born Feb. 5, 1903 in Marshall county to Mr. and Mrs. John WHITAKER. She was married Feb. 10, 1921 in Marshall county to Ralph B. HITTLE, who died in May, 1955. She was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are five sons, Wayne [HITTLE], Rochester; Gerald [HITTLE], Chicago; Raymond [HITTLE], Defiance, O.; John [HITTLE], Motley, Minn., and James [HITTLE], Plymouth; two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Alice) SHOTTS, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Don (Alta) ROCK, Macy; twenty-one grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Jessie) ANNIS, Argos, and Mrs. Reo (Mary) ZAHNER, St. Paul, Minn.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Richland Center Methodfist church with the pastor, the Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON, officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Lloyd MENERY of Lafayette. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today and at the church after noon Sunday.
Because of Mrs. Hittle's death, the spring concert at Richland Center high school will be at 3 p.m. Sunday instead of 2:30 p.m.

Maude M. McCracken
Mrs. Maude M. McCRACKEN, 85, Argos, died at 1:40 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where she was admitted Wednesday morning after suffering a heart seizure.
Born June 3, 1878 in Scottsburg, Ind., she was the daughter of James and Alice GARRIOTT McCULLOUGH. Her marriage was at Scottsburg Dec. 26, 1907 to Dr. Henry M. McCRACKEN, who died in 1943.
Mrs. MaCracken had lived in the Argos community for 55 years, moving there from Scottsburg. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church, the WSCS of that church and the Monday club of Argos.
Surviving are two sons, Bruce H. [McCRACKEN], Marion, and Emery E [McCRACKEN], Lafayette; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl McCLAIN and Mrs. Lettie REID, both of Scottsburg, and a brother, Dr. Bruce McCULLOUGH, Ridgewood, N.J. A son, Maurice L. McCRACKEN, died in 1962.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 11, 1964

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Monday, April 13, 1964

Jeanette M. Chapman
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Rochester E.U.B. church for Miss Jeanette Marie CHAPMAN, 25, Indianapolis, former Rochester resident who died at 5:10 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been a hospital patient two days.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church an hour before the service.
Miss Chapman had been ill four years, seriously three weeks. She had moved from Rochester to Indianapolis seven years ago, being employed as a cashier for Crown Finance company in that city.
A native of Argos, she was born July 30, 1938. Surviving are:
The mother, Mrs. Dorotha PATTEE, Rochester; the father, Harold CHAPMAN, Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Donnetta) HARSHMAN, Rochester; a brother, Walter Lee CHAPMAN, with the U.S. Coast Guard at Honolulu; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell CHAPMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester; six step-sisters, Mrs. Millard KNAPP, Cedar Springs, Mich.; Mrs. Douglas POWELL, Indianapolis; Mrs. Charlotte SHIVELY, Rochester; Mrs. Nancy CONRAD, Plymouth; Mrs. Wayne SHIRK, Lafayette, and Mrs. Ed WALTERS, New Haven; three step-brothers, Larry and David PATTEE, both of Chicago, and Dick PATTEE, Rochester.

Tuesday, April 14, 1964 to Wednesday, April 15, 1964

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Thursday, April 16, 1964

Willard G. Calloway
Willard G. CALLOWAY, 84, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital following a long illness.
Born May 22, 1879 in Miami county, he was the son of John and Emma HATCH CALLOWAY. He was married in Macy April 12, 1900 to Lucretia G. BRIGGS, who died in 1957. He spent most of his life in the Macy area.
Mr. Calloway, a retired farmer, was a member of he Macy Christian church.
Surviving are three sons, Omar W. [CALLOWAY], Indianapolis, and Forrest J. and Glen R. [CALLOWAY], both of R.R. 2, Macy; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Grace OLDS, Saskatchewan, Canada, and a brother, Ben [CALLOWAY], also of Saskatchewan. A sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain funeral home, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16, with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Friday, April 17, 1964

Roy "Jack" Morris
Roy "Jack" MORRIS, 73, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for the past five weeks.
Born Aug. 10, 1890 in Alabama, he was the son of Monroe and Amanda WHITTENBERGER MORRIS. He was married May 12, 1916 to Loa HALDEMAN, who survives.
Mr. Morris was a farmer and livestock dealer. He inaugurated horse shows at Akron and at one time was a horse buyer for Hagenbeck-Wallace, Ringling Brothers and Cole Brothers circuses. Mr. Morris had spent most of his life in the Gilead and Akron areas.
He served two terms as a Fulton county commissioner and was president of the Akron Fair Board for many years.
Mr. Morris was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge, Warsaw Kinghts Templar, Manitou Shrine club, Mizpah Temple of Fort Wayne and Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) TOMBAUGH, Gary; Mrs. Al (Kathleen) JENNENS, Akron, and Mrs. Tom (Suzanne) GAST, Akron; a son, Jack D. [MORRIS], LaHabra, Cal.; ten grandchildren; five brothers, James [MORRIS], Argos; Joe [MORRIS], Roann; Walter [MORRIS], Mishawaka; Fred [MORRIS], Sarasote, Fla., and Robert [MORRIS], Plymouth, and two sisters, Mrs. Owen (Retha) MALADY, South Bend, and Mrs. Clifford (Nona) TILLET, Michigan City. A brother and three sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 7:30 p.m. today until noon Sunday, and at the church one hour before services.

Saturday, April 18, 1964

Murrell Ream
Murrell REAM, 76, 217 West 13th street, died Friday at 3:45 p.m. at his home following an illness of two years. Mr. Ream had retired late last year as bailiff of the Fulton circuit court after nine years in that position.
Born Jan. 12, 1888, in Fulton county, he was the son of John and Lucinda BARKER REAM and had spent all his life in this community except for three years in California.
Mr. Ream was married April 22, 1908, at Macy, to Ethel COLLINS, who survives. He was a retired railroad employee and had been active in Democratic party work as a precinct committeeman.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Bonnieta) BAILEY, Huntington; a son, George [REAM], San Diego, Cal.; four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. A daughter, Betty [REAM], died in 1936.
Last 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 I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

George W. Gottschalk
George W. GOTTSCHALK, 85, a resident of Leiters Ford most of his life, died at 5 a.m. today in Westville. He had been ill one year.
Born in Fulton county Sept. 26, 1878, he had lived in Leiters Ford until five years ago, when he moved to Culver. He was the son of Fred and Margaret HOOKS GOTTSCHALK. He was married in 1934 to Clara L. BLANCHARD, who survives. He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ at Culver.
Surviving with the wife are a brother, Clemet R. GOTTSCHALK, Bern; and three sisters, Mrs. Della DURKES, Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs. Nina MOSER and Mrs. Amanda GENTIS, Bluffton.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grace Unite Church of Christ with the Rev. Harold HOHMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver after noon Sunday and at the church after noon Monday.

Monday, April 20, 1964

Pamela Sue Scott
Pamela Sue SCOTT, 11, died at 8:07 p.m. Saturday in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul SCOTT, Rosewood drive, Crawfordsville. She had been seriously ill for the past eight days.
Born Nov. 9, 1952 in Phoenix, Ariz., she was the daughter of Paul and Marietta GREEN SCOTT. She had resided in Crawfordsville since September of 1962. Prior to that she had lived in Rochester.
She attended the East Side Baptist chuch in Crawfordsville and was a member of the 4-H club there. She was a fifth grade student at the John Beard school in Crawfordsville.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Eugene [SCOTT], Warsaw; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy GREEN, R.R. 5, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon SCOTT, also R.R. 5, Rochester; a great-grandfather, Calvin SPURLOCK, Wabash; a nephew, Brian SCOTT, Warsaw; aunts; uncles, and cousins.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. Amos MAST officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, seven miles northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.

Tuesday, April 21, 1964

Mary Smith
Mrs. Mary CARRUTHERS SMITH, 64, South Bend, a former Rochester school teacher, died at her home Monday. She was the sister of Harold CARRUTHERS, R.R. 1, Rochester.
Mrs. Smith was born in Rochester, was a graduate of Rochester high school and Manchester college, and taught school here until she moved to South Bend in 1926. She also taught school in the South Bend area, her last assignment being in the Pann township schools. She was the daughter of the late Alonzo and Daisy CARRUTHERS.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas [SMITH], California, and Robert [SMITH], South Bend; three sisters, two brothers, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete.

George R. Bayles
Word has been received here of the death April 11 in Phoenix, Ariz., of George Russell BAYLES, 67, former Rochester resident. Death was due to a heart ailment and came following 15 years' illness.
Mr. Bayles was born July 8, 1896, in Logansport, and had resided the last six years in Phoenix, moving there from Rochester. Surviving are the wife, a daughter and two sons, all of Phoenix.
He was a veteran of World War I. Last rites and burial were held in Phoenix April 14.

Wednesday, April 22, 1964

Leonard Clark
Leonard CLARK, 60, North Judson, father of Sheriff Willard L. CLARK, died at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday in Starke Memorial hospital at Knox. He had been suffering from a heart ailment for the past six months.
He was born Aug. 30, 1903 in North Judson. His marriage was Feb. 21, 1930 in North Judson to Freeda LEMKE, who survives. Mr. Clark was a retired railroad foreman.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Willard L.., Rochester, and Warren L. [CLARK], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Gwen MATTHEW, Whitehall, Mich.; five grandchildren; three brothers, Merritt [CLARK], Munster, Ind.; Robert [CLARK], Chicago, and Clarence [CLARK], Brooklyn, N.Y., and two sisters, Miss Ruth CLARK and Mrs. Grace ALLEN, both of Chicago.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCormick funeral home at North Judson with the Rev. Paul BAKER of the North Judson Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Highland cemetery at North Judson. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Bertha L. Jennings
Mrs. Bertha L. JENNINGS, 81, Kewanna, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Florence HARBETT, 1015 East Ninth street.
Born Aug. 26, 1882 in Pickaway county, O., she was the daughter of James and Altha HOSKINS WOODS. She was married Jan. 27, 1904 to Wilby H. JENNINGS, who survives.
Mrs. Jennings was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Harbett, Rochester, and Mrs. Lois BALDWIN, Hammond; two sons, Myron and Glen [JENNINGS], both of South Bend; ten grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Samuel WOODS, Kewanna, and two sisters, Tha METZGER, Kewanna, and Mrs. Ethyle MUNSON, Gary.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Kewanna Methodist church with the Rev. John H. COLE officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after noon Thursday until noon Friday and at the church one hour before services.

Alpha O. Dewald
Mrs. Alpha O. DEWALD, 72, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 2 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of a coronary condition. She had been in ill health for two years.
Born April 12, 1892 in Miami county, she was the daughter of Abner J. and Ida M. CLARK ALSPACH. She was married May 2, 1914 to Harvey DEWALD, who survives.
Mrs. Dewald was a member of the Macy Christian church and the WSCS of that church. She had spent all her life in the Macy area.
Surviving with the husband are three sisters, Mrs. Walter (Hazel) LOCKWOOD, R.R. 2, Macy; Mrs. Arthur (Grace) WHISLER, R.R. 1, Roann, and Mrs. Arthur DEWALD, Rochester, and three brothers, John ALSPACH, Wabash; Carl [ALSPACH], Peru, and Lowell [ALSPACH], Indianapolis. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 23, 1964

Fred J. Lance
Fred J. LANCE, 69, South Bend, brother-in-law of Paul BURNS of R.R. 5, Rochester, died of multiple carcinoma at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday in the South Bend Osteopathic hospital. He had been ill about eight years and in serious condition since April 1.
Born Nov. 7, 1894 in McMinnville, Tenn., he was the son of Thomas and Hallie CAMPBELL LANCE. He was married June 15, 1935 in Detroit to Ferrie Patricia BURNS. A retired automobile salesman, he was a veteran of World War I. He moved from Detroit to South Bend July 13, 1962.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Peggy DeLAY, San Antonio, Texas, and two half-brothers, Perry MARTIN, Franklin, Ky., and Lee LANCE, Nashville.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday 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 after 7 o'clock tonight.

Friday, April 24, 1964

Clarence E. Dieske
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Welsheimer funeral home at South Bend for Clarence E. DIESKE, 53, South Bend, who died Wednesday after five months' illness.
He was the husband of the former Corrine MILLER of Kewanna, who survives.
Brother Willman GOLDEN of the West Side Church of Christ will officiate at rites and burial will be in Highland cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Dieske was a lifelong resident of South Bend and a former Studebaker Corporation employee. He was a World War II veteran and member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.

Rose E. Marine
Mrs. Rose E. MARINE, 81, Akron, died at 2:55 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Wednesday. Mrs. Marine had been seriously ill one week.
Born March 2, 1883 at Gilead, she was the daughter of Flemon and Sarah BUTT SMITH. She was married in Peru June 12, 1918, to Clyde MARINE, who died in 1957. She spent her entire life in the Gilead and Akron communities. Mrs. Marine was a member of the Gilead Methodist church and was a 60-year member of the Gilead Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Earl FLOOR, Akron, and Mrs. Luroy BICK, Rochester, and a nephew, William SMITH, Rochester. A brother preceded in death
Norah HOFFMAN had resided with Mrs. Marine the past six years.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Revs. Claude FAWNS and Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Ida V. Younglove
Mrs. Ida V. YOUNGLOVE, 89, Akron, died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday in the Miller nursing home here, where she had been a patient for the past 10 days. Mrs. Younglove had been in failing health the past two years, seriously ill two weeks.
Born April 10, 1875, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of William and Indian CHRISTNER BAKER. Her first marriage was to William YOUNG, who died in 1941. Her second marriage was in 1945 to Frank YOUNGLOVE, who died in 1956. She had spent her entire life in the Wabash and Akron areas.
Surviving are two sons, Ray YOUNG, Stewart, Fla., and William YOUNG, Pensacola, Fla.; six grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Roxy HEYDEN, Pasadena, Cal. A grandchild and nine brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 26, 1964

Elroy Foglesong
Elroy R. FOGLESONG, 52, a lifelong resident of Kewanna, died of a heart ailment at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital. He was an interior decorator.
Born in Kewanna Oct. 24, 1911, he was the son of Ralph and Polly PARCEL FOGLESONG. He was married July 10, 1943 to Esther PETERS.
Surviving are two sons, Carl and Roger [FOGLESONG], at home; the father, of Kewanna; a brother, John William [FOGLESONG], Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Herman (Nettie) BARKEY, St. Louis, and two nieces.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Lonnie BENNETT officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery north of Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Monday, April 27, 1964

Debora Kathleen Drake
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Debora Kathleen DRAKE, 2 1/2-month-old daughter of Elmo and Sara MESSER DRAKE, R.R. 4, Rochester. The baby died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Friday. She had been ill four days.
The services will be in the Lane funeral home at Morehead, Ky., and burial will be in the Newsil cemetery at Haldeman, Ky.
Debora was born in Woodlawn hospital Feb. 9, 1964.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett MESSER, Leiters Ford; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William DRAKE, Morehead, and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lana MESSER, Morehead.

David W. Feece
Last rites were held this afternoon in the Winamac Christian church for David Wesley FEECE, 87, Winamac, a native of Fulton county. He died Saturday morning at the Pulaski County Memorial hospital.
The Rev. Richard BERKEY officiated at rites and burial was in Leiters Ford cemetery.
Born in Fulton county June 15, 1876, Mr. Feece was the son of William and Mary Ann HARTMAN FEECE and had moved to Winamac 20 years ago from Monterey.
He was a member of the Winamac Christian church and was married in Fulton county March 28, 1902, to Clara LEWIS, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Gerald [FEECE], Leiters Ford; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wilbur [FEECE], Niles, Mich., and Ezra [FEECE[, South Bend; and a sister, Mrs. Daisy SLONAKER, Rochester. A daughter preceded in death.

Ada Youmans
Miss Ada YOUMANS, 87, died of nephritis at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Rochester nursing home, where she had lived the last four years. She had been seriously ill for several months.
Although blind and deaf for many years, Miss Youmans had done considerable work as a writer of poems and short stories with use of a Braille typewriter.
Born Feb. 22, 1877 in London, England, she was the daughter of David and Clara LESTER YOUMANS. She formerly lived in Galveston and Forest Park, Ill.
The only survivor is a niece, Mrs. Lucile KAYYAM, Hollywood, Cal.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON, Mentone Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Home cemetery at Forest Park, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock today.

Tuesday, April 28, 1964

William Hudlen / Hudnel
Funeral services were held Monday at the Drake-Flowers chapel in Peru for William "Billy" HUDLEN, 77, retired laborer. He died Saturday morning in the Armstrong nursing home at Peru. Death came after an illness of 2 1/2 years. He was known locally by the name of "Billy" HUDNEL.
A native of Rochester, he was born Oct. 1, 1886, the son of Neal and Jennie MITCHELL HEDLEN. The only survivor is a sister, Mrs. Viola DREWERY, Fort Wayne. Three sisters preceded in death.
Mr. Hudlen had lived in Fort Wayne and Peru since leaving Rochester about 10 years ago. An odd-jobs laborer while residing in Rochester, he became well-known here as a Main street philosopher and advocate of the Democratic party's principles. "Billy" was much in evidence at every Rochester election campaign.

Julia Dawson
Mrs. Tjode (Julia) DAWSON, 84, Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient since November of 1961. Mrs. Dawson had been in failing health since 1961.
Mrs. Dawson came to Rochester in 1954 from St. Petersburg, Fla. Born Aug. 22, 1879 near Flanagan, Ill., she was the daughter of J.H. and Geska FRANCEN LINNEMAN. She was married in 1907 at Flanagan to Leonard J. DAWSON, who died in 1946. She was a member of the Flanagan Lutheran church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. H. G. BUEHLER, Pekin, Ill.; a brother, L. H. LINNEMAN, West Union, Ia., and numerous other relatives, including a sister-in-law, Mrs. J. H. LINNEMAN, Rochester.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeside cemetery at Pekin. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Graveside rites will be conducted at Pekin at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Fred F. Roe
Fred F. ROE, 79, Akron, died at 2:05 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient four weeks. Mr. Roe had been in failing health for the past 1 1/2 years and seriously ill four weeks.
Born Sept. 23, 1884 at Ossian, he was the son of David and Elva SWAIN ROE. His marriage was Dec. 20, 1907 in Agosta, O., to Bertha SCHMIDT, who survives. Mr. Roe had lived in Akron since 1929, coming from Ohio City, O.
Mr. Roe was a retired Erie railroad employee, where he worked for 51 years. He was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Akron Masonic lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Nadine) SRIVER, of near Talma; a son, Graydon [ROE], Logansport; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Gary (Mabel) GOSHORN, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Robert (Vena) MACK, Phoenixville, Pa., and three brothers, Walter and Forrest [ROE], Fort Wayne, and Homer [ROE], Dana Point, Cal. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Revs. Wesley BULLIS and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Donald W. Sheets
Donald W. SHEETS, Goshen, a Rochester native, was pronounced dead on arrival at Elkhart General hospital at 3 p.m. Monday after suffering a ruptured blood vessel near the heart
He was married to Mary Jane JONES, Feb. 14, 1944. Mr. Sheets was the owner and operator of the Specialized Mill Supplies company of Goshen.
Surviving with the wife are five children; two sisters, one of which is Mrs. Harley (Marie) BARKMAN of Rochester, and three grandchildren
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Yoder-Culp funeral home at Goshen. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 29, 1964

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Thursday, April 30, 1964

D. Earl Troutman
David Earl TROUTMAN, 80, was found dead in his bed this morning in his home in Akron.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Philip [PARKER R.R. 1, Akron.
The Sheetz funeral home of Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, May 1, 1964

D. Earl Troutman
Private funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for David Earl TROUTMAN, 80, Akron, who was found dead in his bed Thursday morning at his home.
Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, estimated time of death at 5 a.m. Thursday. A coronary attack was the cause.
Mr. Troutman was born Aug. 14, 1883 in Rochester. He was the son of John and Malina NEFF TROUTMAN. His marriage was May 4, 1908 at Roann to Maude KEEVER, who survives. He had spent most of his life in the Akron and Rochester areas.
Mr. Troutman, a retired mail carrier, was a member of the Akron Methodist church. He was a former trustee of Woodlawn hospital, taught Sunday School for 35 years and was active in community affairs.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Philip (Patricia) PARKER, R.R. 1, Akron, and two nieces, one of whom is Mrs. George RIDDLE, Rochester; a sister preceded in death.
The Revs. Claude FAWNS and Wesley BULLIS will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday.

Judson R. Marshall
Judson R. MARSHALL, 78, Mentone, died at 7 a.m. today in his home. He had been seriously ill for four months.
Born May 3, 1885 in Laketon, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry MARSHALL. His first marriage was to Orta WARREN, who died in 1922. His second marriage was Dec. 5, 1931 to Mary K. MILLER, who survives. Mr. Marshall lived in Mentone 38 years.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Devon and Eugene [MARSHALL], Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Pauline) SILVERS, Silver Lake; a brother, Earl [MARSHALL], Silver Lake; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the King-Reed funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Walter L./T. Meyer
Final rites and burial will be in Everett, Wash., Saturday for Walter L. MEYER of Everett, 80, a former Rochester resident, who died of a stroke at 10 a.m. Wednesday. He had been a hospital patient three weeks.
The son of Henry and Lydia GREEN MEYER, he was born Aug. 14, 1883 and had lived in Everett since moving from Rochester in 1906. He was a school teacher at Everett. Mr. Meyer attended high school and college in Rochester.
Surviving are the wife; four children; three brothers, Charles MEYER, Fulton; Arthur [MEYER], California, and Omer [MEYER], Fort Wayne, and a sisteer, Mrs. Vern ZARTMAN, Fulton.

Merrell O. Smith
Merrell O. "Muffy" SMITH, 76, Mentone, died at1:20 a.m. today at his home following an illness of 1 1/2 years.
Born Feb. 11, 1888 at Peru, he was the son of Alverdo and Amanda HUFF SMITH. He was married Nov. 1, 1911 to Ruby ERNSBERGER, who survives. Mr. Smith was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Donald [SMITH[, Wilmette, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth ROMINE, Mentone, and three grandchildren
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King-Reed funeral home with the Rev. Frances ROGERS officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 2, 1964

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Monday, May 4, 1964

Clara J. McKee
Mrs. Clara Jeanette [SIMS] MONESMITH McKEE, 76, of near Royal Center, died at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis Sunday.
Born June 7, 1888, she was the daughter of Sam and Emma FARRELL SIMS. Her first marriage was in 1904 to Elmer MONESMITH, who died in 1952. She was married to Lewis McKEE Dec. 10, 1960.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Oscar MONESMITH, of near Fulton; three step-children, Mrs. Lee SOMMERS, Star City; Robert McKEE, South Bend, and Mrs. Calvin KISTLER, Greentown; six step-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William O'MARA, Rochester, and a nephew, Eugene SIMS.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison chapel at Royal Center and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at he chapel.

William J. Cunningham
William J. CUNNINGHAM, 90, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at his home at 5:40 p.m. Sunday following a five-month illness. He was a retired farmer.
Born Oct. 1, 1873 in Gilead, he was the son of George W. and Elizabeth STOFFER CUNNINGHAM. He had resided most of his life in the Fulton vicinity.
Mr. Cunningham was married Dec. 28, 1898 in Fulton county to Relefa L. ROSE, who died in 1953. He was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Rex (Frances) FREIDLINE, R.R. 1, Rochester; three great-granddaughters; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Eugenia CUNNINGHAM, R.R. 1, Rochester; a son-in-law, Elgie RENTSCHLER, R.R. 6, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A daughter, a son, two brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Paul GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Walter L./T. Meyer
Last rites were held Saturday for Walter T. MEYER, 80, native of Fulton who died Wednesday after a brief illness in Everett, Wash. Burial was in Bellingham, Wash.
Born Aug. 14, 1883, Mrs. Meyer had lived in Everett 35 years. He was superintendent of schools in Ferndale, Wash., nine years before moving to Everett. He was principal of South junior high school at Everett until his retirement.
Mr. Meyer graduated from Washington State college and the University of Washington. Surviving are the widow, two daughters, two sons, three brothers, a sister, ten grandchildren and a great-grandson.

A. R. Eikenberry
Last rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Ellers funeral home in Kokomo for A. R. "Dutch" EIKENBERRY, 72, Kokomo, who died Saturday at 7 a.m. in St. Joseph hospital, Kokomo.
Mr. Eikenberry, former Miami county commissioner and retired farmer, was the father of Mrs. J. Van [LaVaughn E. "Ike"] BROWN, Rochester. Death was due to a heart attack and came shortly after Mr. Eikenberry's return from a Florida vacation.
The Rev. Dale DICKEY will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Memorial Gardens at Kokomo with the Masonic lodge conducting graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Also surviving are the wife, four sons and one other daughter, fifteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two brothers.

Tuesday, May 5, 1964

Lulu M. Leedy
Mrs. Lulu M. LEEDY, 72, 507 East Ninth street, died Monday afternoon at her home in Bradenton, Fla., where she had been residing the past eight months.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, May 6, 1964

Lulu M. Leedy
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Lulu M. LEEDY, 71, 507 East Ninth street, who died Monday afternoon at her Bradenton, Fla., home. She had been in failing health for two years.
The Rev. Ray MILLS will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Leedy had lived in Florida the past eight months. She was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.
Born May 24, 1892 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Joseph and Catherine SLIFE WALTERS. She was married on Jan. 22, 1913 to Arlie S. WINN. Her second marriage was to Bert LEEDY.
Mrs. Leedy was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph SWANGO, Rochester; a brother, Charles WALTERS, R.R. 5, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Charles KERR, Bradenton, Fla.; two granddaughters, and nieces and nephews. A granddaughter, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

W. Glen Powell
W. Glen POWELL, 72, Argos, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where he had been admitted earlier in the day. Mr. Powell had been in failing health for several months.
Mr. Powell was co-owner with his brother-in-law, Herschel LOVE, of a grocery and general merchandise store in Macy for 25 years. He moved to Argos from Macy in 1944.
Born in Macy, March 10, 1892, he was the son of Lemuel and Mary FENIMORE POWELL. He was married June 19, 1916 at Peru to Loda DOWDS, who survives.
A retired salesman for the Haynes Milling company of Portland, Mr. Powell was a member of the Macy Methodist church and Lincoln Masonic lodge at Macy and for many years belonged to the Izaak Walton League in Argos.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Devon (Priscilla) BURKETT, Argos; two sons, Cecil [POWELL], New Castle, and Kenneth [POWELL], Argos; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Herschel LOVE, Macy, and Mrs. Rachel BAKER, Fulton, and a brother, William [POWELL], Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Edwin JOHNSON of Valparaiso officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
The Lincoln Masonic lodge of Macy will have services at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Douglas J. Miller
Douglas J. MILLER, son of Dennis and Dorinda HESSLER MILLER of 800 1/2 Main street, died at birth in Woodlawn hospital at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, John and Dorthea HESSLER, Argos; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles MILLER, Tippecanoe; the maternal great-grandfather, Jessa BOTSEL, Plymouth, and the paternal great-grandfather, Carl MILLER, Rochester
Graveside rites were conducted this afternoon at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery by the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK of the Argos Methodist church. The Grossman funeral home at Argos was in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, May 7, 1964

Pearl N. Boocher
Pearl N. BOOCHER, 55, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 2:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for the past six weeks. Mrs. Boocher had been in failing health since February.
Born Feb. 4, 1909 at Athens, she was the daughter of William and Edith MILLER McINTIRE. She was married Dec. 13, 1944 in Rochester, to Louis BOOCHER, who survives. Mrs. Boocher resided in the Rochester area for the past 25 years, having lived in Canton, O., and Kouts, Ind.
Surviving with the husband are a son, David [BOOCHER], 7, at home; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy A. OLMSTEAD, Bridgekport, Conn.; three brothers, Charles McINTIRE, Elyria, O., and Arthur and Robert McINTIRE, Hebron, Ind., and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Todd Allen Ferrell
Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos for Todd Allen FERRELL, who died at 3:40 p.m.Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was born at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday.
The infant was the son of Howard and Sandra MOLLENCUPP FERRELL, R.R. 1, Rochester.
Surviving with the parents is a brother Jeffrey Allen [FERRELL], 10 months; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary MOLLENCUPP, R.R. 1, Rochester; the maternal grandfather, George MOLLENCUPP, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard FERRELL, Sr., Argos; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. E. A. ANDERSON, Peru, and the paternal great-grandfather, Russell DENSMORE, Argos.
The Rev. Ray MILLS officiated at the services. The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Lulu M. Leedy
Funeral services for Mrs. Lulu M. LEEDY, 71, 507 East Ninth street, have been changed from 2 p.m. Saturday to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
Mrs. Leedy died Monday afternoon at her Bradenton, Fla., home. She had been in failing health for the past two years.

Friday, May 8, 1964

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Saturday, May 9, 1964

Bessie Towne
Mrs. Bessie TOWNE, 75, 206 Monticello road, a lifetime resident of Fulton county, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted May 1. She had been in failing health about two months and seriously ill for the past week.
Born Aug. 14, 1888 near Athens, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Clara Ellen MOONSHOWER HARTMAN. She was married in Rochester in 1908 to Clyde E. TOWNE, who died last Jan.26.
Mrs. Towne had lived in Rochester about two years; most of her life had been in Newcastle township. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are nine children: Mrs. Ellis (Lucile) RYNEARSON, Mrs. Harold (Marjorie) MADDUX, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary Ann) WINTER, Vernon TOWNE and Clyde E. TOWNE, Jr., all of the Rochester area; Mrs. Emil (Evelyn) SCHULTZ, South Bend; Mrs. Estil (Catherine) CRALL, Akron; Mrs. George (Norma Jean) STARR, Kewanna, and Jack TOWNE, Marseilles, Ill.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy MORGAN, Marseilles, and Mrs. Estel BEMENDERFER, Rochester; four brothers, Clyde HARTMAN, Sacramento, Cal.; Irvin [HARTMAN], Indianapolis; Vernon [HARTMAN], Lovells, Mich., and Estle [HARTMAN], East Tawas, Mich. Three children, a brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWER officiating, assisted by the Rev. C. W. SYLER. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 11, 1964

Blanche T. Harlan
Blanche T. HARLAN, 68, a lifetime resident of Disko, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bluffton clinic. She had been ill seven months.
Born in Disko Oct 21, 1895, she was the daughter of Josiah A. and Alice V. SMITH GROGG. She was married Feb. 17, 1913 in Akon to Eber C. HARLAN, who died in 1958. She was a member of the Disko Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are three sons, Herbert C. and Kenneth E. [HARLAN], Disko and Richard B. [HARLAN], Akron; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. B. J. (Lois) BRADY, Arkansas. A grandchild preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Disko Methodist church with the Rev. Roy FRENCH officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until noon Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Geneva E. Swango
Mrs. Geneva Evelyn SWANGO, 45, 100 Jefferson street, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in Beattie Memorial hospital at Westville, where she had been a patient 2 1/2 years. She had been in failing health for the past three years.
Born Jan. 29, 1919 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Lester GELBAUGH and Mrs. Teletha TALLY GELBAUGH ROTH. The mother survives. Her first marriage was to Thomas PRICE. She later was married to Edward SWANGO in Indianapolis May 31, 1947. He survives.
Surviving with the husband and mother are a son, Edward [SWANGO], Jr., Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Teletha WILLARD, Fort Wayne; a grandson; a step-son, Joseph SWANGO, Rochester; two step-daughters, Mrs. Edna HERRICK and Mrs. Herbert SHEETZ, both of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Homer HERRELL, Warsaw, and three brothers, Adam and Harold GELBAUGH, Warsaw, and William GELBAUGH, Fort Wayne.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ronald HOWE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank Brown
Frank BROWN, 84, Kewanna, died at his home at 4:30 a.m. today.
Born in Pulaski county Jan. 1, 1880, he was the son of Harvey and Alice LIMING BROWN. He was married to Mary E. HUDKINS Jan. 1, 1902. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Milo [BROWN], Chicago; three grandchildren; a great-grandson, and a brother, Clayton BROWN, Kewanna.
Services are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Tuesday, May 12, 1964

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Wednesday, May 13, 1964

Frank Brown
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Frank BROWN, 84, who died at 4:30 a.m. Monday at his home in Kewanna following a short illness.
The Rev. Harry TAYLOR of the Kewanna Baptist church will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Irvin W. Barkman
Irvin W. BARKMAN, 66, Winthrop, Mass., who was reared in Rochester, died of cancer about 7 a.m. Tuesday. He was a graduate of Rochester high school.
Mr. Barkman was the son of George and Sarah Elizabeth COPLEN BARKMAN. He was married to Ruth RASSMUSSEN of Milton, Mass. She survives.
Final rites will be Friday at the Cole and Gleason Number 5 Funeral Home Canton in Milton.
Donovan Lynn Hanes, Jr.
Donovan Lynn HANES, Jr., 10-week-old son of Donovan and Shirley KAMINSKI HANES, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 1 a.m. today in Memorial hospital at South Bend. The child had been ill since birth in Plymouth on Feb. 26.
Surviving with the parents are four sisters, Sandra, 9; Tamela, 7; Christine, 6, and Valerie [HANES], 2; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James KAMINSKI, South Bend; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Opal HANES, Argos, and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer ZENTZ, Argos.
Prayer services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Eldon EVANS of the Walnut Church of the Brethren officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.

Thursday, May 14, 1964

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Friday, May 15, 1964

Edward Gottschalk
Last rites will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Edward GOTTSCHALK, 89, who died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Lonnie BENNETT will officiate and burial will be in he Citizens cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Gottschalk was born March 15, 1875, in Rochester, the son of John and Elizabeth STOGDILL GOTTSCHALK. He was married Oct. 29, 1895, to Dora BRAMAN, who survives. Mr. Gottschalk was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Also surviving are a son, John [GOTTSCHALK], Logansport; three daughters, Mrs. Eleanora LIND, Logansport; Mrs. Ruth WALTERS and Mrs. Geneva DAVIS, both of Kewanna; seventeen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, George [GOTTSCHALK], Lagro and nieces and nephews.

Raymond E. Adams
Raymond Edward ADAMS, 43, 719 East Ninth street, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted one hour earlier. He had been in ill health for years, seriously ill for two hours. Born July 19, 1920 at Peach Orchard, Ark., he was the son of John Wesley ADAMS and Amanda MILLER ADAMS GUNTER. The mother survives. He was married Aug. 17, 1954 at Akron to Phyllis WIDEMAN, who survives.
Mr. Adams was retired from the Air Force after 11 years service. He attended the Church of the Nazarene. He spent most of his life in the Rochester area.
Surviving with the wife and mother are five sisters, Mrs. Mable HOBSON and Mrs. Mary BOWEN, Lafayette; Mrs. Rosalene DeTURK, Wabash; Mrs. Arvilla MULLICA, Logansport, and Mrs. Ellen CAMPBELL, Seattle, Wash; three half-brothers, Robert GUNTER, Springfield, O.; Charles GUNTER, Valparaiso, and Lawrence GUNTER, Sunnyville, Cal. A brother and a sister preceded in death. Rites will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ronald HOWE officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and the VFW Post. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday

James E. Mikesell
James Edward MIKESELL, 45, Ohio street, died at 1:40 p.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital, where he had been a patient for one day, after being transferred from Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill for one year and seriously ill two weeks.
Born Aug. 4, 1918 at Tippecanoe in Marshall county, he was the son of Lester and Rose FISHER MIKESELL of Rochester, who survive. He had spent all of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties. Mr. Mikesell was a member of the Rochester Church of God. He was employed by Freemans Manufacturing company of Peru.
Surviving with the parents are a daughter, Mrs. George (Sondra) GELLER, Rochester; a son, Larry James [MIKESELL], Rochester; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John (Donnabelle) McGLOTHIN, Rochester, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Almyra FISHER, Tippecanoe; two nephews, and several aunts and uncles.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 16, 1964

Raymond E. Adams
Friends of Raymond Edward ADAMS, 43, 719 East Ninth street, may call at the Foster & Good funeral home today and Sunday. Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Mr. Adams died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.

Clyde C. Brugh
Clyde C. BRUGH, 78, R.R. 1, Mentone (Sevastopol), died at 11:30 p.m. Friday at his home following a serious illness of 1 1/2 years. He had lived in the Mentone area 60 years.
Born in Leiters Ford July 11, 1885, he was the son of Joseph and Priscilla BRUGH. He was married Feb. 2, 1910 to Alice EMMONS. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Delta WHETSTONE, Palestine, and Mrs. Francis (Clara Belle) BURTON, Pierceton; a half-brother, Wilbur FENSTERMAKER, Hammond; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the memorial home after 7 p.m. today.

Bernice Alice Hunn
Mrs. Bernice Alice HUNN, 61, South Bend, a native of Rochester, died at 1:25 p.m. Friday following an illness of several months.
Born Sept. 9, 1902, she was the daughter of Alvin and Dora HOFFMAN. Her marriage was Aug. 21, 1926 in South Bend to Clifford HUNN. She had lived in Muskegon Heights, Mich., as well as Rochester and South Bend.
Surviving are the husband; a son, Frederic [HUNN], Indianapolis; a granddaughter; a brother, Milo [HOFFMAN], Itasca, Ill., and three sisters, Mrs. Letitia GREER, Rochester; Mrs. Lucille PEAK, Arlington Heights, Ill., and Mrs. Marjorie ENYART, South Bend.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, where graveside rites will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday by the Rev. William SIMPSON.

Monday, May 18, 1964

Sarah L. Lowman
Mrs. Sarah Lavina LOWMAN, 97, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at her home after an illness of four months.
Born Sept. 29, 1866, in Richland township, she had spent her entire life in that community. Her parents were Jacob and Sarah Ann DUDGEON BRUBAKER. Mrs. Lowman was married Feb. 17, 1887, to Finley G. LOWMAN, who died Dec. 4, 1935.
She was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Ada Chloe) FISHER, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Jennie STOCKBERGER, R.R. 3, Argos; eight grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and sixteen great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, one granddaughter, four sisters and five brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Calvin McCUTCHEON officiting. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Margaret E. Chaney
Mrs. Margaret E. CHANEY, 66, Delong, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been in failing health one year.
Mrs. Chaney was born Nov. 21, 1897 in Starke county. She was married Oct. 26, 1956 to Carissie CHANEY, who survives. She had lived in Delong for the past seven years. The husband and a sister survive.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Van Gilder funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Duane TULOWITITZKY officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Fred Allen Alt Cole
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron Church of God for Fred Allen Alt COLE, 8, North Manchester, who was killed in a two-car crash at 9:28 a.m. Saturday in Wabash county.
The Rev. Forest CARLSON will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheeta funeral home until noon Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.
The son of Adrian and Willodean ALT COLE, the boy died when a car driven by his mother, 31 years old, collided with another auto on Ind. 114 just east of Ind. 15. Mrs. Cole is in "critical" condition at the Wabash county hospital in Wabash.
The occupants of the other car - Harold CLABAUGH, 27, Huntington; his wife, Lynn [CLABAUGH], 24, and their daughter, Christine [CLABAUGH], 1, also were hurt, but not seriously.
A third grader at Chester township school in North Mancheste, the boy was born in Woodlawn hospital Sept. 22, 1955. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Stephen and Johnny [COLE], and a sister, Glenda Sue [COLE], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen ALT, R.R. 2, Akron; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis COLE, R.R. 2, North Manchester, and aunts and uncles.

Melvin G. Hardway
Melvin G. HARDWAY, 19, Delong, shot himself fatally with a .12 gauge shotgun Saturday night as his horrified girlfriend ran twoard him pleading with him to stop. He died in an ambulance enroute to South Bend Memorial hospital.
The shooting occurred at 9:15 o'clock along the Pennsylvanie railroad tracks just south of Delong. The yourh was rushed to Woodlawn hospital in an ambulance from Culver and almost immediately was put back in the ambulance for the trip to South Bend.
He died when the ambulance was just a few miles south of South Bend. Dr. William J. RUSLER of Rochester was in the ambulance when the youth died. He placed time of death at 10:45 p.m.
Hardway and Cecil SHARP rented three roooms in a house at Delong and worked for Slusher Lumber, a portable lumber mill. Hardway, originally from Arnoldsburg, W. Va., had moved to Delong from Culver about four months ago. Sharp also is a new resident of the area.
Miss Loraine CANNON, 18, Delong, told state police and the Fulton county sheriff's office what happened. She said she and Hardway were to be married "in a couple of weeks."
According to Miss Cannon:
Hardway's father had killed himself with a shotgun and his mother had died of a heart attack. The youth had been drinking "all day" Saturday and his parents' deaths had preyed upon his mind.
Shortly after 9 o'clock, Hardway said "I'm not going to cause any trouble" and took the shotgun from his rooms. He went outside, fired three blasts at the house and then began walking along the railroad tracks.
Miss Cannon called to him, saying she wanted to talk with him some more. He called back, "You'd better hurry up."
When the running girl was about 20 feet from him, Hardway put the shotgun to his chest and fired one barrel. As the screaming girl reached him, he said, "Oh, God, help me."
Sharp had been nearby, too, and he rushed to the scene. Then he found Kenny DECKER of Delong, who called the sheriff's office at 9:22 o'clock.
The Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver was contacted and its ambulance took the youth to Rochester, also later to South Bend.
The sheriff's office also contacted West Virginia state police, who notified a sister of Hardway of her brother's death.
The youth's body was taken to the Easterday-Bonine funeral home. The Sinnett funeral home of Spencer, W. Va., was to take the body to West Virginia for final rites.

Tuesday, May 19, 1964

Walter Hege
Walter HEGE, 85, a lifelong resident of Argos, died at 6 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He was admitted Sunday with a heart condition.
Born Nov. 4, 1878 in Argos, he was the son of Nathan and Lueretia SHORE HEGE. He never married. He was a member of the Jordan Baptist church. Mr. Hege was the last of two children; his sister, May [HEGE], died in 1943.
Several cousins survive.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday 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 noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 20, 1964

Melvin Hardway
An official verdict of suicide has been returned in he shotgun death of Melvin HARDWAY, 19, Delong, who shot himself in the chest near his home Saturday night. The decision ws made by Dr. Edward SHELLEY, St. Joseph county coroner. Hardway's death occurred in St. Joseph county, while he was enroute in an ambulance to Memorial hospital in South Bend.

Thursday, May 21, 1964

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Friday, May 22, 1964

Harry Prater
Harry PRATER, 78, died at 1 a.m. today in his home at Akron following a four-year illness.
Born Feb. 14, 1887 in Goodlow, Ky., he was the son of Hugh and Betsy PRATER. His marriage was April 21, 1941 in Blue river, Ky., to Polly HALO, who survives. He was a retired coal miner. Mr. Prater had lived in Akron for the past two years, coming from Floyd County, Ky.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Virginia SMITH, Akron, and Miss Ella PRATER, at home; three sons, A. C., Monroe and Arvile [PRATER], all of Akron; three grandchildren, and a brother, Bob [PRATER], North Manchester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Floyd funeral home in Prestonburg, Ky. Burial will be at Blue River, Ky. Local arrangements were made by the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Louise Buskirk
Mrs. Louise BUSKIRK, 84, died at 7 a.m. today in her home in Fulton. She was the wife of Emmit BUSKIRK, who survives.
Rites are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Muriel Cook
Mrs. Edward (Muriel) COOK, 76, Culver, a native of Fulton county, died Thursday morning in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, following an illness of several years.
Born Oct. 13, 1887 in Richland township, she spent all of her life in Marshall and Fulton counties. She was married Oct. 31, 1903 to Edward L. COOK, who died in 1932.
Mrs. Cook was a member of the Culver Methodist church, the WSCS of the church and of the War Mothers.
Surviving are three sons, Lester C. [COOK], Strongsville, O.; Charles E. [COOK], Culver, and Thomas W. [COOK], Knoxville, Ia.; two daughters, Mrs. J. L. BUTLER and Mrs. A. E. ADAMS, both of Culver, and four sisters, Mrs. Clara QUIVEY and Mrs. Claude FLETCHER, both of Argos, and Mrs. Earl ADAMS and Mrs. Herbert WARNER, both of Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Culver Methodist church with Dr. Ronald C. WILLIAMS of the church officiating. Dr. Williams will be assisted by the Rev. Walter CHISHOLM of the Culver E.U.B. church. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver until noon Sunday and at the church one hour before services.

Louise A. Safford
Mrs. Louise A. SAFFORD, 81, a resident of the Bethlehem neighborhood for 44 years, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient since May 10, 1962. She had been ill since February, 1962.
An Indiana resident 55 years, Mrs. Safford was born May 11, 1883 in Scranton, Pa., and came to Indiana from Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of John H. and Alwilda OVERFIELD FELLOWS. She was married in Detroit Nov. 24, 1909 to Charles W. SAFFORD, who died in 1955.
Mrs. Safford was a retired member of the Bethlehem Baptist church and the WCTU.
Surviving are three sons, Walter [SAFFORD], Akron; Donald [SAFFORD], Park Forest, Ill., and Albert [SAFFORD], Greenwood, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Charlene) BAILEY, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Adele) DOKE, Elkhart; twelve grandchildren; a brother, R. A. FELLOWS, Scranton; two sisters, Mrs. G. A. DAVIS and Mrs. William HAHN, both of Scranton; a half-brother, John H. FELLOWS, Jr., Lodi, Cal., and nieces and nephews. A daughter died in 1913.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bethlehem Baptist church with the Rev. Phillip ROBINSON of Orestes, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 23, 1964

Joseph F. Wilson
Joseph Franklin WILSON, 73, Perrysburg, died at 8:05 p.m. Friday at the Armstrong nursing home in Peru. He was a retired feed salesman.
Born in Coals county, Ill., March 3, 1891, he was the son of Bascom and Mary F. HAMBLEN WILSON. He was married in January, 1914, to Mary Irma LOCKWOOD, who survives. He was a member of the St. James E.U.B. church of Peru and the Deedsville I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Byron [WILSON] R.R. 5, Peru; two granddauthers; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth MILLS, Mexico; Mrs. Kate WARNER, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Marie STALLER, Twelve Mile, and a brother, Neil WILSON, R.R. 5, Peru. A daughter and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the MaCain country chapel at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 with the Rev. Carl E. SHOWALTER officiating. Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Louise Buskirk
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Louise BUSKIRK, 83, who died Friday morning at her home in Fulton.
The Rev. Walter MORRIS will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Montrose cemetery at Chicago after services in that city Tuesday afternoon. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Aug. 12, 1880, in Chicago, Mrs. Buskirk was married in 1900 to George SCHMEHL, who died in 1936. She was married April 19, 1947, at Twelve Mile, to Emmett BUSKIRK, who survives.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Lutheran church in Chicago.
Also surviving are a son, George SCHMEHL, Park Ridge, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Adeline BUERGER, Chicago; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a stepson, Gerald BUSKIRK, Logansport; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Marjorie ROBBINS, R.R. 4, Logansport; Mrs. Gladys PATTON, Kokomo, and Mrs. Wilda CRIPPEN and Mrs. Donna Mae CRULL, both of Fort Wayne.

Joseph W. Denny
Joseph W. DENNY, 64, Delong, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of 1 1/2 years. He was a lifetime resident of the Delong and Bruce Lake vicinities.
He was born near Bruce Lake Dec. 22, 1899.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edith BRADY, Kewanna; Mrs. Joan CLINGER, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Carol FLORY, Tippecanoe; five sons, George [DENNY], Peru; Walter [DENNY], Rochester; James [DENNY], Colorado Springs, Colo.; Carl [DENNY], Mishawaka, and Norman [DENNY], Cherry Point, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Imogene DENNY, Lafayette, and eleven grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Culver Bible church with the former Pastor, The Rev. Maynard TITTLE, officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Bruce Lake. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. today until noon Monday and afterwards at the church.

Monday, May 25, 1964

William O'Mara
William O'MARA, 80, 1108 Hill street, died at his home at 12:15 p.m. today. Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Noble V. West
Noble V. WEST, 61, Mesa, Ariz., a former Newcastle township resident, died about noon Saturday in a Scottsdale, Ariz. hospital. He had been in failing health 12 years and seriously ill one year.
A retired farmer, Mr. West had lived in Mesa the last eight years, moving there from Newcastle township.
He was born May 30, 1902 in Winamac. He was married to Thelma GOLIDAY who survives. Mr. West was a member of the First Christian church in Mesa.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Kenneth [WEST], Mesa; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Mary Kathryn) KUBLEY, R.R. 1, Argos; two grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Bernice TOW, Boyton Beach, Fla., and two brothers, William [WEST], Kokomo, and Arley [WEST], Logansport. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUEBERG officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Emma Bussard
Rites were conducted this afternoon at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester for Mrs. Emma BUSSARD, 86, R.R. 2, Silver Lake, sister of Mrs. Wilbur CRAIG of Rochester. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery at North Manchester.
Mrs. Bussard died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday in the Pleasant View nursing home at Wabash. She was a life resident of Wabash county.
The daughter of George and Melinda WHISLER OPPLE, she was born Oct. 7, 1877 in Ashland county, O. She was married May 18, 1939 to Samuel A. BUSSARD, who died May 7, 1954.

Tuesday, May 26, 1964

Freidel H. Renee
Last rites were held this afternoon at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac for Freidel Henry RENEE, 73, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died Sunday morning, at his home.
The Rev. Laurence SMITH officiated and cremation followed. Mr. Renee was born in Germany Oct. 8, 1890, the son of Henry and Augusta STEIN RENEE. He was a retired employee of the wholesale division of the Bowman Dairy company.
Surviving are the wife, a son, a daughter, five grandchildren, a brother and a sister.

Ivan A. Flohr
Ivan A. FLOHR, 68, Disko, died at 7:10 a.m. today in the Wabash county hospital where he was admitted Friday after suffering a heart attack. He was a life resident of the Disko community.
Born in Wabash county Jan. 4, 1896, he was the son of John and Alma WEST FLOHR. He was married in Gilead June 28, 1917 to Edith ENGLEMAN, who survives. A retired farmer, Mr. Flohr was a member of the Disko Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are a son, James [FLOHR], Clovis, Cal.; two grandchildren, and two sisters of Fort Wayne, Mrs. George (Gladys) PRING and Mrs. Russell (Lucille) DULY. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Disko Methodist church with the Rev. Roy FRENCH officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 1 p.m. Thursday to noon Friday and at the church for an hour before services.

William A. O'Mara
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph Catholic church for William A. O'MARA, 80, 1108 Hill street, who died Suddenly Monday at 12:15 p.m. in his home. The Rev. Father George B. LANNING will officiate at the services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Born Sept. 23, 1883 in Monon, Mr. O'Mara was the son of Martin and Sarah GALLAGHER O'MARA. His marriage was in Gary on Dec. 6, 1916 to Maude Alice SIMS, who survives. He had lived in Rochester for the past 14 years, coming from Gary.
Mr. O'Mara, a retired employee of the American Sheet and Tin Plate company of Gary, was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church and the Holy Name Society of the church. He also was a member of Manitou Moose Lodge 1107.
Surviving with the wife are two nieces, Mrs. Marie DITMIRE, Fulton, and Mrs. Lucille SCOTT, Logansport; two nephews, Oscar MONESMITH, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Eugene SIMS, North Judson, and several other nieces and nephews. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Commodore S. McKay
Commodore S. McKAY, 77, R.R. 2, Macy, died his morning in St. Joseph hospital at Kokomo from injuries suffered Wednesday when a large wheel came off the tractor he was riding and ran over his chest after he was thrown from the machine.
Mr. McKay was taken to Woodlawn hospital and later transferred to the Kokomo hospital.
Mr. McKay was born Nov. 21, 1886. He was married Sept. 8, 1906 to Saloma SLAYBAUGH, who survives. He was a member of the E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Orville L. [McKAY], Kokomo; two daughters, Mrs. Zelda NEARON, Galveston, and Mrs. Eva L. McINTOSH, R.R. 2, Macy; a sister, Mrs. Mary HALL, Lawton, Okla.; six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Thomas funeral home in Galveston with the Rev. Edward FINLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Galveston cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 27, 1964

Thomas Whetstone
Thomas WHETSTONE, R.R. 1, Claypool, who came to Indiana in a covered wagon in 1871, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in his home at the age of 100. Heart failure was the cause of death.
A resident of the Mentone area 94 years, Mr. Whetstone was born Jan. 14, 1865 in Wapakoneta, O. He came to Indiana when he was six years old. He was a retired farmer at the time of his death.
The son of John and Adia ADAMS WHETSTONE, he was married Feb. 12, 1887 to Mary Ann JEFFERIES. He was a member of the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving are three sons, Cassel [WHETSTONE], Mentone; Phillip [WHETSTONE], Warsaw, and Thurl [WHETSTONE], Harvey, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Vesta COLE, Mentone, and Mrs. Emery (Zelma) HINDENLANG, Laotta, Ind.; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-sixs great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Three sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Lulah Goodenough
Mrs. Lulah GOODENOUGH, 82, New Carlisle, former resident of Kewanna and Argos, died Tuesday afernoon.
Mrs. Goodenough, a graduate of Kewanna high school, was born Sept. 6, 1882 in Kewanna to Jacob and Jane GUISE LINSEY. Her first marriage was to Orville WHARTON, who died in 1940. She was married in 1958 to Chris GOODENOUGH, who survives.
Surviving are a brother, John LISEY, Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death. Services will be at New Carlisle Thursday.

Richard Murphy
Rites were conducted at the Monon Methodist church Sunday for Lt. Richard "Rickie" MURPHY, Jr., son of Richard S. and Anna MILLER MURPHY, formerly of Rochester.
He was the grandson of Herman MILLER and the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford MURPHY.
Lt. Murphy's body was taken to La Puenti, Cal., for final services and burial.

Thursday, May 28, 1964

Rev. John Sidebottom
Last rites were conducted today in Rushville for the Rev. John SIDEBOTTOM, 97, retired Methodist minister who once served at Leiters Ford. He died Monday at his home in Clarksburg, Ind.
Burial was in Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis.
The Rev. Sidebottom retired in 1924 after 30 years in the ministry, and had lived in Clarksburg 37 years. He had held pastorates at Clarksburg, Francesville, French Lick, Shelbyville, West Newton and Barkley besides Leiters Ford.
Surviving are the widow, three sons, a daughter, six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Friday, May 29, 1964

Charles W. Keim
Charles W. KEIM, 89, retired Rochester township farmer, died Thursday at 4:45 p.m. in Winter Park, Fla., where he had been residing at the home of his son, John [KEIM].
Death came following an extended illness.
Mr. Keim was an active worker for many years in the affairs of the Republican party in this county.
Born June 7, 1874, in Fulton county, Mr. Keim was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Israel KEIM and had lived in the Green Oak community most of his life. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church and the Macy Masonic order.
The son, John, is the only immediate survivor.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating, assisted by the Macy Masonic lodge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Gertrude Freese
Mrs. Gertrude FREESE, 87, Michigan City, died in South Bend Memorial hospital Thursday following an extended illness. She was a native of Fulton county.
She was born Jan. 14, 1877 and in 1906 was married to Joseph A. FREESE. Nieces and nephews survive.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Hollis chapel at South Bend and burial will be in Monterey. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Margaret S. Smith
Mrs. Margaret S. SMITH, a lifetime resident of the Poplar Grove community near Argos, died at 6 a.m. today at Plymouth Parkview hospital. She was 96 years old. Death came after a two-year illness.
Born May 25, 1868 in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Philip and Margaret GRUBE PONTIUS. She was married Dec. 10, 1885 to Anthony SMITH, who died in 1938. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lon (Carrie) HISSONG, Argos, and Mrs. Roy (Mable) CROMLEY, Culver; two sons, Lester [SMITH], Culver, and Owen [SMITH], Argos; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, May 30, 1964

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Monday, June 1, 1964

Effie Rush
Last rites were Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Effie RUSH, 70, 631 Madison street, who died Friday at 6 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after four months' illness.
The Rev. James RHOADS officiated at rites. Burial will be Wednesday in Neshoba county, Miss.
Mrs. Rush, a retired registered nurse, was born Sept. 25, 1893, in St. Johns, Mich., and was married in Little Rock, Ark., May 28, 1928, to Lellon RUSH. He died in 1939.
Mrs. Rush moved to Rochester 13 years ago from Marion and was a member of the Indiana Nurses Association.
Surviving are a brother, Kenneth HARRISON, Kalamazoo, Mich., and a nephew and niece.

Lyman B. Weber
Graveside services were conducted this afternoon in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for Lyman B. WEBER, 80, South Bend, who died Friday at 8 p.m. in South Bend St. Joseph's hospital South Bend.
Death, due to cerebral thrombosis, came after an illness of nine days. The Rev. William SIMPSON conducted graveside rites.
A native of Rochester, Mr. Weber was born Dec. 4, 1883, and was married in this city in 1916 to Sylvia Mae GREER. A resident of South Bend since 1917, he had been employed 42 years at the Malleable Steel Range company, retiring in 1958.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur O'NEILL, South Bend; a brother, Ralph WEBER, Rochester, and two grandchildren.
Funeral rites were held this morning at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Arnold WIBBERT officiating.

Tuesday, June 2, 1964

Orpha Burkett
Mrs. Roscoe J. (Orpha) BURKETT, 73, R.R. 1, Akron, died suddenly at 8 a.m. today of a heart attack at her home.
Funeral arranements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Mary Snider
Mrs. Mary J. SNIDER, 81, 304 Race street, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of a coronary attack. She had been seriously ill since Saturday.
Born Oct. 15, 1882, in Miami county, she was the daughter of William and Emma NOCKER DEWALD. Her marriage was in 1903 to Oliver O. SNIDER, who died Dec. 7, 1960. She spent her lifetime in Miami county, Akron and for the past five years in Rochester. She attended the Ebenezer Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Owen [SNIDER], South Bend; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Omer (Edna) ZIMMERMAN, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Charles (Bertha) FRIEND, R.R. 1, Macy; and two brothers, Grover DEWALD, Rochester, and Harvey DEWALD, R.R. 2, Macy. Three sisters, three brothers and a son preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 3, 1964

Orpha Burkett
Last rites for Mrs. Orpha BURKETT, 73, R.R. 1, Akron, will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Athens E.U.B. church. Mrs. Burkett died Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. of a heart ailment in her home. She had been ill five weeks.
The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON and the Rev. B. H. CAIN will officiate at services and burial will be in Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheeta funeral home in Akron until noon Thursday and at the church one hour before services.
Born in Akron May 24, 1891, Mrs. Burkett was the daughter of George and [Dora] MOORE ROWE. She was married in Rochester June 13, 1908, to Roscoe J. BURKETT, who survives.
She was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church, Akron Eastern Star, The Famous Akron Jonah Club Inc. and the Sunshine Circle of the Athens church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Ferol) HAMMOND, North Manchester, and Mrs. Lloyd (Jean) WALTERS, Akron; three sons, Raymond [BURKETT], Spooner, Wis.; and Norman and Orville [BURKETT], both of Akron; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred ROWE, Fort Myers, Fla., and William ROWE, Webster, Wis. Preceding in death was one daughter.

Gladys Beisel
Mrs. Gladys McKEE BEISEL, 63, 10985 McKinley highway, Osceola, died at Elkhart general hospital at 1:00 p.m. June 2. She had been ill four months.
Mrs. Beisel was born May 17, 1901, in Rochester. She married Joseph L. BEISEL on June 27, 1941. She had lived in South Bend since 1919, moving there from Rochester. She had been employed as a secretary and was a member of the River Park Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Louis Alan [BEISEL], at home, and Robert [BEISEL], at Roseville, Cal., with the U.S. Air Force; a daugher, Mrs. James DALY, Berlin, Germany; eight grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Besse SHEPHERD, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Catherine SCHMIDT, Meuchim, N.J., and Mrs. Agnes HOGOBOOM, South Bend. A brother, Brant McKEE, preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Hollis funeral home in South Bend with the Rev. Roy KATAYAMA of the River Park Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill memorial garden. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, June 4, 1964

Viola Evans
Mrs. Viola EVANS, 67, R.R. 1, Argos, wife of the Rev. Eldon EVANS, pastor of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, died at 8:25 a.m. today in her home following an illness of several years.
Born Aug. 19, 1896 at Urbana, Ill., she was the daughter of Frank and Lucy STROHL RICHARDS. Her marriage was at Millersburg, Ind., May 3, 1922 to the Rev. Evans. She had lived in the Argos community for the past seven years, coming from New Paris
Mrs. Evans was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, the Walnut township Home Demonstration club and the Argos Monday club.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. James (Esther Marie) ROTHROCK, Bunker Hill Air Force Base, Peru, and two brothers, Ernest S. RICHARDS, Syracuse, and Charles E. RICHARDS, Wawaka. A sister, Lillian RICHARDS, died in 1908.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Walnut church of the Brethren with the Rev. Homer KIRCOFE of Plymouth and the Rev. Jack KLINE of Bremen officiating. Burial will be in the New Paris cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church one hour before services.

Elsie Kelsey
Mrs. Elsie KELSEY, 84, 318 Fremont street, Argos, died at the Klapp nursing home in Argos at 8:30 a.m. today.
Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Howard E. Shireman
Howard E. SHIREMAN, 50, 1127 Pontiac street, died about 6:30 a.m. today in the Fort Wayne Veteran's hospital, where he had been a patient for two months. He had been seriously ill for a week.
A salesman, he had lived in Rochester most of his life. He was born here Dec. 26, 1913 to Arthur and Emma BRINEY SHIREMAN. He was married Sept. 18, 1949 in Argos to Kathryn BRADFIELD. Mr. Shireman was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Rochester American Legion post.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Sara Jean and Jennifer Lee [SHIREMAN], at home; the mother, of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Lucille) WENSLEY, Venice, Fla., and Mrs. Lola MARTIN, Stanford, Conn.; a brother, Carl [SHIREMAN], Ligonier, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery, with the Rochester American Legion conducting military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.
[NOTE: The following was prepared, at my request, by Howard's widow, Kathryn SHIREMAN, 1127 Pontiac, Rochester, Indiana, for the 50th reunion of our 1932 Rochester High School graduating class in 1982, - WCT]
"Born Dec. 26th, 1913 in Rochester. He attended Rochester schools. He was employed by Western Union as a teletype operator when he was inducted into the army in April, 1941. He served in the European theatre in General Eisenhower's office in both London & Paris as T/Sgt. until he received his discharge Oct. 8, 1945.
"He married Kathryn Bradfield of Argos on Sept. 18, 1949. They were the parents of two daughters, Sara MATTICE of Kokomo & Jenifer COREY of Minneapolis, MN.
"After his discharge he was employed by the Alcoholic Beverage Comm. as an excise officer, the Moose Lodge as a bartender & the Armco Co. of South Bend. Before his death, he was a salesman for Geo. Jones Wholesale Co. of Rochester.
"He died June 4, 1964 in the Fort Wayne Veteran's Hospital."

Friday, June 5, 1964

Elsie I. Kelsey
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Mrs. Elsie I. KELSEY, 84, Argos. She died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Klapp nursing home in Argos following a one-year illness. The Rev. Charles E. DINWIDDIE will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Corinth cemetery at Twelve Mile.
Born Dec. 22, 1879 in Mexico, Ind., Mrs. Kelsey was the daughter of John and Eva DENNISTON GRISWALD. Her marriage was Oct. 23, 1901 at Twelve Mile to Alvan L. KELSEY, who died March 6, 1954. She had spent all her married life in the Argos community.
Mrs. Kelsey was a member of the Tiosa First Brethren church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Claude (Eva) ZENTZ, Argos; Mrs. George (Ella) RETTINGER, R.R. 2, Argos; Mrs. Gerald (Marie) GROSVENOR, South Bend, and Mrs. Ruth KEESLER, Fort Wayne; a son, Robert L. [KELSEY], Fort Wayne; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mildred DENSMORE, Peru. A daughter, Vivian NELSON, died in 1953.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, June 6, 1964

Laudice A. Boganwright
Mrs. Laudice A. BOGANWRIGHT, 67, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died at 5:50 a.m. today in her home north of Palestine in Kosciusko county. She had been ill for several years.
A resident of the Palestine area for 40 years, she was born April 19, 1897 in Corning, O., to Ephrim and Minnie PLATT ATTENBURG. She was married to Harley A. BOGANWRIGHT, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Murray HOLT and Merlyn HOLT, both of R.R. 2, Warsaw; a daughter, Mrs. Madeleine FISHER, R.R. 5, Warsaw; a brother, Hovey ALTENBURG, Dayton, O., and seven grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Erniel NORMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the memorial home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, June 8, 1964

William H. Myers
William H. MYERS, 92, lifetime resident of the Rutland and Plymouth communities in Marshall county, died at 8 a.m. today in the Myers nursing home at Bremen.
Rites are tentatively set for Wednesday afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, but details have not been completed.

Mabel E. Shonk
Mrs. Mabel Edith SHONK, 60, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday in her home at 521 West Third street. She had been in failing health for 20 years, but death was unexpected.
Born Aug. 21, 1903 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Abner and Pearl COOK McCAY. Her marriage was April 7, 1928 in Mishawaka to Ralph C. SHONK, who survives. She had spent most of her life in Fulton county.
Mrs. Shonk was a member of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church, the Rochester WCTU and the Clover Leaf Rebekah lodge of Leiters Ford.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Miss Judy SHONK, at home, and Mrs. Gerald (June) CAVENDER, Colombia, South America; a step-son, John SHONK, Lafayette; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dewey (Florence) NORRIS, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Ernest (Aletha) KEENER, R.R. 1, Macy, and a brother, Charles McCAY, New Carlisle. Mr. and Mrs. Cavender are missionaries in South America.
Two infant daughters, a step-son, Dr. Harold SHONK, and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Clover Leaf Rebekah lodge in charge of graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

William H. Rogers
William H. ROGERS, 82, Richland Center, a lifetime resident of Fulton county, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill four years.
Born April 16, 1882, in Hutchinson, Kan., he was the son of Martin and Cassia HARPSTER ROGERS. His marriage was June 27, 1903 to Minerva THOMPSON, who died July 25, 1962.
Mr. Robers was a retired farmer and a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Crystle) PHILLIPS, R.R. 2, Argos, and Mrs. Calvin (Mildred) KUHN, R.R. 5, Rochester; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Maurice BONECUTTER of the Bourbon E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Claude D. Fletcher
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Claude D. FLETCHER, 80, R.R. 2, Argos, who died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the Klapp nursing home in Argos. The Rev. Arthur A. SCHENCK will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Born Oct. 10, 1883 in Fulton county, he was the son of William and Mariah RUNNELS FLETCHER. He was married Oct. 4, 1905 to Barbara WYNN, who died April 16, 1945. His second marriage was March 30, 1946 to Mattie REED, who survives.
Mr. Fletcher, a retired farmer, had lived in Marshall county for the past 50 years. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church and was a former trustee of Walnut township.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Elmer and Floyd [FLETCHER], both of Argos; two step-daughters, Mrs. Francis (Margaret) LaTURNER and Mrs. Walter (Ann) HARLEY, both Argos; a step-son, Richard REED, Park Ridge, Ill.; seven step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. He was the last of eight children.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 9, 1964

Dennis Dale Nicodemus
Dennis Dale NICODEMUS, 17-year-old Macy boy, drowned in Nyona lake Monday evening while swimming with friends.
The youth was swimming along the west shore. He drowned about 6:45 p.m.
The boy had been swimming with his friends and after about 10 minuts, his absence was noted and a search was started.
His body was found at the bottom of the lake in about four feet of water by Gene SLISHER, 19, R.R. 1, Rochester. Slisher and James E. WILSON, 18, R.R. 2, Macy retrieved the body from the water. The boy's father, Edwin L. NICODEMUS, had been sitting on the bridge, just south of the swimming area.
Funton county coroner Dr. Howard ROWE pronounced the boy dead at the scene. Dr. W. K. SENNETT of Macy examined the youth, also.
Mrs. Stan PATCH, a registered nurse who lives along the east shore of the lake, gave the youth artificial respiration and the Fulton fire department took its resuscitator to the scene, but all attempts to revive the boy failed. It was the first drowning of 1964 in Fulton county. State Trooper Don SMITH and Dr. Rowe investigated.
It was first believed that the Rochester fire department had been called to the scene. However, Fire Chief John RICHARDS said that the local department received no call.
Richards said that in the event of a drowning, persons should call the nearest fire department, because all have about the same type and amount of breathing gear.
Dennis Dale NICODEMUS was born Dec. 2, 1946 in Argos. He was the son of Edwin L. NICODEMUS of Macy and Mrs. Glenna Rose MABE of Chicago. He attended North Miami high school. He had spent his entire life in Miami and Fulton counties and had lived at Macy for the past two months.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Darlene [NICODEMUS], at home; the paternal grandfather, Max NICODEMUS, Athens community, and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam NICODEMUS, also of the Athens community.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Robert ELLISON of the Macy Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery near Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Minnie Dell Bennett
Last rites were held this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Mrs. Minnie Dell BENNETT, 85, Kewanna, who died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at the Miller nursing home here. Death came after a long illness.
The Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD officiated at rites and burial was in the Bruce Lake cemetery.
Born in Kewanna Aug. 2, 1878, Mrs. Bennett was the daughter of Rudolph and Lucy GARMAN ZELLERS.
Surviving are four grandchildren, Mrs. Dorothy WOLFE and Mrs. Alberta KNIGHT, both of Hammond, Mrs. Beverly BROWN, Griffith, and Junior BALDWIN, of Illinois; a sister, Mrs. Bessie AGNEW, and a brother, Monroe ZELLERS, both of Kewanna. Two brothers and a daughter preceded in death.

William H. Myers
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Poplar Grove Methodist church for William H. MYERS, 92, R.R. 2, Culver, who died at 8 a.m. Monday in the Myers nursing home at Bremen.
The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate at the services and burial will be in the church cemetery.
A retired farmer, Mr. Myers had resided all his life in the Culver community except for 11 years in California. He had been ill several years.
He was born Nov. 20, 1872 near Culver to Jacob E. and Sarah KALEY MYERS. He was married in Argos in December, 1897 to Daisy OYLER, wo died in 1950. He was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. E. (Edna) PAQUETTE, Burbank, Cal.; two sons, Milburn [MYERS], Fort Wayne, and Donald [MYERS], Plymouth; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. John (Clara) SWANSON, Houston, Texas; Mrs. Lloyd (Pearl) CUSTER, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Howard (Mary) MIKESELL, of Florida. A son, Clarence [MYERS], died April 4, 1962.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 11 a.m. Wednesday and then at the church.

Wednesday, June 10, 1964

Harry O. Cooper
Harry O. COOPER, 66, R.R. 1, Rochester, who lived on the west shore of Lake Manitou, died at1 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital at South Bend.
Mr. Cooper, a resident here for the past six years, is survived by his wife, Mary [COOPER]; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia BELCHER, Anderson, and a son, Donald [COOPER], Peru.
Arrangements are pending at the Rozelle funeral home in Anderson.

Thursday, June 11, 1964

Victor E. Stanley
Funeral services for Victor E. STANLEY, Falmouth, Ind., will be held at Connersville at 2 p.m. Friday.
Survivors are his wife, Mayme [STANLEY], one son, Harold [STANLEY] and three grandchildren, two brothers, Nathan STANLEY, Elwood, and Russell STANLEY, Fulton, four sisters, Mrs. Lloyd WERNER, Mrs. Marion MURDEN and Mrs. Clifford BAGGERLEY, all of Fulton, and Mrs. Thuman CROOK, Logansport.

Lorraine H. Moulton
Mrs. Lorraine H. MOULTON, 70, Nyona Lake, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Good Samaritaon nursong home at Kokomo, where she had been a patient since April 4. She had been in failing health 1 1/2 years.
An office clerk by occupation, Mrs. Moulton had assisted her husband, the late P. H. MOULTON, when he was circulation manager of The Rochester Sentinel.
Mrs. Moulton was born Nov. 20, 1893 in Memphis, Tenn., and moved from Camarillo, Cal., to Nyona Lake 10 years ago. Her parents were William and Georgia JONES SOMMERS. Her first marriage was in 1910 to Arthur HOWARD, who preceded in death. She was married to P. H. Moulton in Marion, Ark., on Nov. 14, 1935. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church of Rochester.
Surviving are a son, Howard HOWARD, Sr., Nyona Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Audrey) MUHL, Park Ridge, Ill., and Mrs. John (Lorraine) FAIRWEATHER, Norfolk, Va.; eight grandchildren, and a siter, Mrs. Heath (Mary) HAMMOND, Memphis. A brother preceded in death.
Private funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Joseph Catholic church with Father George LANNING officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight in the Foster & Good funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family requests that remembrances be in the form of contributions in Mrs. Moulton's memory to the Good Samaritan nursing home of Kokomo.

Jeffery Stewart
A six-year-old Pendleton boy, son of a Rochester man, drowned Wednesday afternoon when he fell into the Falls Park pool at Pendleton.
Jeffery STEWART, 6, was dead by the time his twin brother, John [STEWART], returned with help. John also had toppled into the water but managed to climb out and run for help.
The boys are the son of Hadden STEWART, Rochester, and live in Pendleton with their mother. The parents are estranged. Paternal grandmother of the children is Mrs. Helen STEWART, Rochester.
Also surviving are four other brothers, Michael, William, Steven and Robert [STEWART], all at home, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie ANDERSON of Indianapolis.
Last rites will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Cornell Bright funeral home at Pendleton with burial in Grove Lawn cemetery.

Harry O. Cooper
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Rozelle funeral home at Anderson for Harry O. COOPER, 67, who died at St. Joseph hospital in South Bend Wednesday after a long illness.
Mr. Cooper had resided at Mitchell's Park on Lake Manitou the past seven years.
Friends may call at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery at Anderson.
Born Aug. 28, 1896, at Medora, Ind., Mr. Cooper had resided in Anderson most of his life. He operated the Cooper Dri-Gas company there until retiring in 1952.
He was a member of the Manitou Shrine club, Mt. Moriah Blue Lodge at Anderson, Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite and Park Place Methodist church in Anderson.
Surviving are the wife, Mary [COOPER]; one son, Donald [COOPER], Peru; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia BELCHER, Anderson; one sister, Mrs. Helen LEEVER, Anderson, and five grandchildren.

Friday, June 12, 1964

Julia Quick
Mrs. Julia MUSTARD TOWNES QUICK, 76, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at her home on U.S. 31 a mile north of Rochester at 3 p.m. Thursday following an illness of about seven years.
Born Sept. 17, 1885 in Odell, Ind., she was the daughter of Amos and Elizabeth MUSTARD. Her marriage was Oct. 11, 1938 in West Lafayette to James Earl QUICK, who survives. She had lived in the Rochester community for the past 26 years.
Mrs. Quick was a member of the First Baptist church, the Rochester Women's club and the Onawa club.
Surviving with the husband are two step-sons, Joseph K. QUICK, Rochester, and Byron E. QUICK, Kokomo; a step-daughter, Mrs. Martha WHITE, Terre Haute; two sisters, Mrs. Grace FOSTER, Salem, Ore., and Mrs. Maude WHITE, Chehalis, Wash., and nieces and nephews.
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 here. Friends may call at the uneral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

W. Wayne Fites
W. Wayne FITES, 54, Deedsville, died at 8:05 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past three weeks.
Born June 27, 1909 in Deedsville, he was the son of Albert and Frances LEFFEL FITES. He was married June 30, 1934 to Esther ANDERSON, who survives.
Mr. Fites was a member of the Rochester Elks lodge, Deedsville I.O.O.F., Sarah Rebekah lodge and the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity of Wabash.
Surviving with the wife are a sister and a brother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Deedsville E.U.B. church. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery. 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 one hour before services.

Walter J. Yates
Walter J. YATES, 75, R.R. 3, Argos, who lived in the Santa Anna community, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at the Klapp nursing home in Argos after an illness of several years.
Born Sept. 26, 1888 in Argos, he was the son of Charles and Mary Jane BADGLEY YATES. He was married Oct.6, 1928 in Plymouth to Mary Jane NIFONG, who survives. He spent his entire life in the Argos area.
Mr. Yates, a retired farmer, was a member of the Santa Anna Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Annabelle) THOMPSON, Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Porter (Flora Dean) HOOKER, Argos, and a brother, Charles [YATES], Argos.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, June 13, 1964

Caroline Hogue
Miss Caroline HOGUE, head nurse at Woodlawn hospital for nearly 20 years when Dr. Howard SHAFER was owner of the institution, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Anna L. HANKINS, Ashmore, Ill. Death came after an extended illness.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Tab er funeral home in Oakland, Ill.

Monday, June 15, 1964

Jessie Hartle
Mrs. Jessie HARTLE, 80, a lifelong resident of Leiters Ford, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since May 20.
Born near Leiters Ford May 1, 1884, she was the daughter of John and Rebecca HOOD WAGONER. For several years she was a substitute mail carrier on the Leiters Ford rural route. She was married in Leiters Ford in 1902 to Walter HARTLE, who died in 1949. Mrs. Hartle was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, the WSCS, the Leiters Ford Rebekah lodge and the New Idea club of Leiters Ford.
Surviving are two sons, O. C. HARTLE, LaPorte, and Vernard HARTLE, at home; a step-son, Charles HARTLE, Culver, four grandchildren, and a brother, Olin WAGONER, Rochester. A daughter, Naomi SANNS; a son, Gerald [HARTLE], , and a brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos 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 after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Michelle Joan Perry
Michelle Joan PERRY, four-year-old daughter of Alton and Janice McLEAN PERRY, R.R. 1, Claypool, died of leukemia at 5:05 a.m. Saturday after an 11-month illness. The Perrys reside in the Burket area.
Michelle was born Aug. 3, 1959, in Rochester. She was a member of the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the parents; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ford PERRY, Bourbon; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr.and Mrs. William PICKEN, Kewanna, and a brother, Jamie [PERRY], 7, and a sister, Jayne [PERRY], 6, at home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. James GLENN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the memorial home.

Tuesday, June 16, 1964

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Wednesday, June 17, 1964

Harry McCubbin
Funeral services were conducted Monday in Kokomo for Harry McCUBBIN, 48, R.R. 4, Kokomo, former pastor of the Rochester Church of the Nazarene, who died of a heart attack Friday at his home. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery at Kokomo.
Mr. McCubbin and family moved from Rochester about four years ago.
His wife, the former Marjorie SHIVELY, survives, along with three sons, a daughter, three brothers, three sisters and five grandchildren.
Mr. McCubbin was a member of the Northview Christian church and owner of the H and M. Home Supply company at the time of his death.

Mary E. Bryant
Mrs. Mary E. BRYANT, 73, R.R. 2, Akron, a lifelong resident of the Akron community, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Alfran nursing home at Warsaw. She had been ill several years.
Born Nov. 12, 1890 in Newcastle township, she was the daughter of Risden and Laura WRIGHT NELLANS. She was married in 1913 to Estle BRYANT, who died Nov. 5, 1963.
Surviving are a son, David [BRYANT], R.R. 2, Akron; two daughters, Mrs. A. E. (Betty) LANDIS, Leesburg, and Mrs. Jean ELLIS, Akron; ten grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Charles (Gladys) LINK, Indianapolis. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Carl OVERHOSLER officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery north of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 18, 1964

Margaret E. Croussore
Mrs. Margaret Ella CROUSSORE, 71, 715 East 12th street, a lifelong resident of Rochester, died at 1:22 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since June 1. In failing health for several years, she had been seriously ill since June 1.
Mrs. Croussore was born in Rochester Sept. 14, 1892 to Albert and Tude DAUGHERTY EYTCHESON. She was married here in 1909 to Curtis CROUSSORE, who died April 12, 1950. She was a member of the Rochester Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving are four sons, James [CROUSSORE], Bremen, and Harley, Curtis and Steve [CROUSSORE], all of Rochester; five daughters, Mrs. Josephine BLUE, Westville, and Mrs. Bernice QUINN, Mrs. Edith MERRILL, Mrs. Mary WILSON and Mrs. Clara Belle THOMPSON, all of Rochester; twenty-seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Rochester Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. F. C. SAVAGE of Kokomo officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, June 19, 1964

Nora Linebrink
Mrs. Nora LINEBRINK, 83, Akron, died at 8 a.m. today in the home of her daughter, Mrs. O'Neal GAGNON, R.R. 2, Akron, following an illness of three years. She had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.
Born March 6, 1881 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of William C. and Mary M. WARNOCK WILLSEY. She was married Feb. 5, 1908 in Fort Wayne to Jesse LINEBRINK, who died in 1953.
Mrs. Linebrink was a member of the Akron Church of God. She had lived in the Akron community for the past 50 years, coming from Fort Wayne.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Roy (Edith) COLLINS, Macy; Mrs. O'Neal (Mamie) GAGNON, R.R. 2, Akron; Mrs. Alice SWOPE, Rochester, and Mrs. William (Irene) MURPHY, R.R. 1, Akron; a son, Ray [LINEBRINK], Rochester; seventeen grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren. A son and four grandchildren preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Akron church of god with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery, eight miles southwest of Akron. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron one hour before services.

Lillie Brown
Mrs. Lillie APPLEGATE BROWN, 85, 517 West Fourth street, died Thursday morning in Woodlawn hospital after a lingering illness. She had lived in Rochester 15 years.
The daughter of Isaac and Delcina WILSON, she was born in Howard county Nov. 29, 1878. She moved to Rochester from Kokomo. Her first marriage was to Joseph APPLEGATE and her second was to William J. BROWN. Both preceded in death.
Surviving are a daughter,Mrs. Charles (Clara) SHERARD, Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Gloria) SPROWEL, Indianapolis, and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ellers funeral chapel at Kokomo with the Rev. William SIMPSON of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in the Albright cemetery, Kokomo. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Sunday.

Saturday, June 20, 1964

Nora Linebrink
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating for Mrs. Nora LINEBRINK, 83, Akron, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O'Neal GAGNON, R.R. 2, Akron, Friday morning.
Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery, eight miles southwest of Akron. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Sunday and at the church one hour before services.

Lloyd Hopkins
Lloyd HOPKINS, a former Rochester resident who once was custodian at Whitmer gymnasium, died Friday night in Jacksonville, Fla., where he moved several years ago.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Jackson funeral home in Rensselaer. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Monday.

Lulu Crabb
Mrs. L. A. (Lulu) CRABB, 81, 306 NorthMain street, Culver, died at 4:25 p.m. Friday at St Joseph's hospital in South Bend after an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 21, 1882, near Culver, and had lived in Kewanna and Culver most of her life. She and her husband operated the L. A. Crabb furniture store in Culver until their retirement in 1952.
She was married Aug. 3, 1904, in Culver to L. A. CRABB, who died Jan. 9, 1961. She was a member of the Culver E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two sons, Merl CRABB, Culver, and Ernest CRABB, Argos; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. tuesday at the Culver E.U.B. church with the Rev. C. L. HANEY officiating, assisted by the Rev. Dwight McCLURE. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery east of Culver. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after noon Sunday and until noon Tuesday and at the church prior to the service.

Monday, June 22, 1964

Tamara Jenkins
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home for Tamara JENKINS, four-day-old daughter of Donald and Jean KOFFORD JENKINS, who died at 4:40 p.m. Saturday in South Bend Memorial hospital.
The Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiated at the rites and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
The baby became ill Friday evening and was admitted to Memorial hospital then. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran church here.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers at home, Dnald Kevin, 6 1/2, and Ronald Scott [JENKINS], 15 months; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl SMILEY, Rochester, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert JENKINS, R.R. 3, Plymouth.

Tuesday, June 23, 1964

Willard R. Starkey
Willard R. "Bill" STARKEY, 73, owner and operator of Starkey's Dam Landing hotel and tavern at Lake Manitou, died at 10 o'clock this morning in Woodlawn hospital shortly after his admission there.
Mr. Starkey had suffered a heart attack at his residence above the hotel. Death came unexpectedly, although he had been in ill health from emphysema the past two years.
He had operated the Dam Landing business, a landmark on the west shore of Manitou, for the past 22 years, moving here from Indianapolis.
Born Dec. 29, 1890, at Clermont, Ind., he was the son of William and Matilda RICHWINE STARKEY. He was married April 15, 1916, at Indianapolis, to Annie W. SIMS, who survives.
Mr. Starkey was a member of the Clermont Methodist church, Manitou Moose lodge and United Electrical Workers Association.
Surviving, besides the wife, are three sons, Russell [STARKEY], Miami; Geraldine Arthur [STARKEY], Brownwood, Texas, and Victor [STARKEY], Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Linda [STARKEY], at home; one brother, Frank [STARKEY], Clermont, and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allan BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 24, 1964

Sarah Ann Copner
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Pilgrim Holiness church at Fulton for Mrs. Sarah Ann COPNER, 91, Fulton county resident most of her life who died Tuesday at 8:30 in the Clinton county hospital at Frankfort.
Death came an hour after admittance to the hospital. Mrs. Copner had been living at the Shoemaker Memorial Home at Frankfort for 14 years.
The Rev. Herbert JOHNSON will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton and at the church an hour before services.
Born Sept. 18, 1872, in Missouri, Mrs. Copner was the daughter of George and Elizabeth CRISPEN WALLACE. She was married Jan. 28, 1891, to David C. COPNER, who died in 1941.
She was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Addie FELTY, Logansport; two brothers, Walter WALLACE, Plymouth, and Frank WALLACE, Mishawaka; a sister, Mrs. Hattie WATSON, Plymouth; six grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Willard R. Starkey
Among the survivors of Willard R. "Bill" STARKEY, 73, who died here Tuesday, are two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine ARTHUR, Brownwood, Texas, and Linda [STARKEY], at home. Rites for Mr. Starkey, operator of the Dam Landing hotel and tavern at Lake Manitou will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Bertha A. Tobey
Mrs. Bertha A. TOBEY, 76, native of Sweden, died Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted Sunday afternoon. Death, which was unexpected, came after a year's illness.
Mrs. Tobey resided on R.R. 6, Rochester, in the Reiter community five miles southwest of the city. A graduate nurse, she had worked at Woodlawn hospital shortly after it was opened and had resided in this community 50 years, moving from LaPorte.
Born in Sweden on Dec. 24, 1887, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Axel NELSON. Her marriage was in Michigan July 28, 1919, to Stacy G. TOBEY, who survives.
Mrs. Tobey was a member of the Mt. Zion club and was active in Mt. Zion and Reiter community activities.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard [TOBEY], Dayton, O., and James [TOBEY[, Rochester; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Fred Burton
Fred BURTON, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 7 a.m. today in the Home hospital in Lafayette.
Arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Thursday, June 25, 1964

Fred A. Burton
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fletchers Lake Methodist church for Fred A. BURTON, 68, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Wednesday morning in the Home hospital at Lafayette, where he had been a patient one week. He had been in failing health three months.
Burial will be in the Fletchers Lake cemetery. The Rev. J. E. MULL will officiate at the services.
Born Aug. 19, 1895 in Royal Center, he was the son of Edward and Mary GUGLE BURTON. He was married Feb. 21, 1917 in Fulton county to Lelia Bell GAULT, who died in 1961.
Mr. Burton, a retired farmer, was a member of the Fletchers Lake Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Lincoln [BURTON], R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Donald [BURTON], Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Alberta MASON, Phoenix, and Mrs. Lois Van METER, Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs. Frank GRAHAM, Rochester, and Mrs. Calvin ALBER, Onward; a brother, George [BURTON], Lakeville, and thirteen grandchildren. A daughter, a sister and a brother preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton until noon Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Sarah Ann Copner
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in the Fulton Pilgrim Holiness church for Mrs. Sarah Ann COPNER, 91, Fulton, who died Tuesday in the Clinton county hospital at Frankfort. The Rev. Herbert JOHNSON officiated at the last rites and burial was in the fulton cemetery.

Felix M. Minter
Felix M. MINTER, 87, Fulton, died at 6:10 a.m. today in the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Zilphia POORMAN of Fulton. He had been in failing health for the past year.
Mr. Minter was born June 6, 1877 in Harrison county, Ind. His first marriage was in 1902 to Emma B. TABLER, who preceded in death. His second marriage was in 1937 to Nona REED, who died in 1959.
Mr. Minter, a retired farmer, was a member of the Fulton Pilgrim Holiness church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Naomi Van SICKLE, Elkhart; a son, Edgar [MINTER], Logansoort; two step-daughters, Mrs. Poorman, Fulton, and Mrs. Minnie CARR, Gardinia, Cal.; a step-son, Kline REED, R.R. 6, Rochester; a brother, Joe [MINTER[, Cuba, Mo.; a grandchild; seven step-grandchildren; and twenty-one step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pilgrim Holiness church with the Rev. Herbert JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton after noon Friday and at the church for one hour before services.

Friday, June 26, 1964

[no obits]

Saturday, June 27, 1964

Lester C. Smith
Lester C. SMITH, 58, R.R. 3, Argos, was found dead in his bed at 6 p.m. Friday by a nephew, Cecil WYNN, who lives in the Smith home.
Dr. James HAMPTON, who had been treating Mr. Smith, placed time of death at about 6 a.m. Friday.
Born Oct. 5, 1905 in Marshall county in Green township, he spent his entire life in that community. He was the son of David H. and Vada E. LARGE SMITH. He was married in 1929 to Mildred L. SUTHERLY, who died in 1940.
Mr. Smith, an employee of Culver Military Academy since 1922, attended the Gilead Methodist church and was the president of the Star class of that church.
Surviving are two sons, David Lee and Kenneth L. [SMITH], both of Argos; three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Cleo (June) WYNN, Culver. A sister, Florence [SMITH], preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Anna Grant
Mrs. Anna GRANT, 85, Winamac, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Pontious nursing home, where she had been a patient six months.
A native of Wales, Great Briatin, she had lived in Winamac since the age of two. Three nephews and a niece survive.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac and burial will be in the Pro cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, June 29, 1964

Arthur M. Thompson
Arthur M. THOMPSON, 57, R.R. 1, Rochester, died of a heart attack at 1:40 a.m. Sunday at his residence on the farm of the late George TOBEY a mile east of the old Woodrow school. Although he had been in failing health about 2 1/2 years, death was unexpected.
For many years, Mr. Thompson had been in the shoe repair business. In later years, he was a farmer and a carpenter.
He was born in Rochester May 28, 1907, the son of George Polly and Mary Estella MUTCHLER THOMPSON. He was married May 6, 1934 in Rochester to Helen L. TOBEY. He had lived in Rochester and vicinity all his life.
Surviving are the wife; the mother, of Lake Manitou; four daughters, Mrs. Joan HUDKINS, Rolling Meadow, Ill.; Mrs. Donna BOWYER, New Carlisle; Mrs. Patricia KINGERY and Mrs. Lorraine DUZAN, Rochester; a son, David L. [THOMPSON], R.R. 5, Rochester; three brothers, Clifford, Charles and George [THOMPSON], Rochester; eight grandchildren, and four nieces.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allan BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Francis Fisher III
State Trooper James JOHNSON, R.R. 2, Rochester, recovered the body of a 17-year-old Peru boy who drowned in Lukens lake Sunday evening.
The boy-Francis FISHER III-was swimming with a friend in the lake, which is about eight miles southeast of Akron, when he apparently suffered cramps and drowned about 5 p.m.
The youth's father, Francis FISHER, Jr., a non-swimmer, jumped into the water, but couldn't reach his son. A lifeguard pulled the father and the other boy, who also suffered cramps, out of the water.
Johnson was called to search for the youth, along with another state police diver, Jack RICH, of the Peru post.
Johnson said he entered the water at 8 p.m. and found the body in 20 feet of water about 50 feet from shore, at 8:05 p.m.
A civilian diver, Darrell WOLFRUM, 23, Wabash, assisted Johnson in bringing the boy to the surface.

Tuesday, June 30, 1964

Zepha C. Creek
Zepha Calmer CREEK, 78, 1222 Franklin avenue, died at 4:55 p.m. Monday at his home following a three-week illness. He had been in failing health for four years.
A farmer and a trucker, Mrs. Creek retired in 1958. He came to Noblesville as a young man and had resided in Fulton and Cass counties most of his life.
Born July 8, 1885 in Elkhorn, Ky., he was the son of Thomas and Matilda THOMPSON CREEK. He was married Dec. 31, 1908 in Boxleytown, Ind., to Goldie WATSON. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Pauline) Van METER, R.R. 2, Kewanna; a grandson, Harold Van METER, Lafayette; a granddaughter, Miss Mary Ellen CREEK, Tucson, Ariz.; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter [Van METER], Charlotteville, Ind., and nieces and nephews. A son, Gerald [CREEK], died in 1959. A brother and a sister also preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. F. C. SAVAGE of Kokomo and R. L. HOWE of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William O. Hecker
William O. HECKER, 68, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in his home at Leiters Ford, where he had lived for the past three years.
Born March 26, 1896 in Gary, he was the son of Fred and Wilmina OTT HECKER.
He previously had lived in Gary, until his retirement from the steel mills three years ago.
Surviving with the wife, Annie [HECKER], are two sisters.
The body was removed from the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver to the Geisen funeral home in Gary. Services will be in Gary Thursday and burial will be in Crown Point.

Wednesday, July 1, 1964

Arch Grove
Arch GROVE, 75, Mishawaka, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in South Bend, where he had been a patient since May 8. He had been in failing health for the past several years.
Born June 25, 1889 in Talma, he was the son of Simon and Elizabeth MENTZER GROVE. He was married May 7, 1954 in Mishawaka to Ann NEMETH, who survives.
Mr. Grove was the owner of the Grove hotel in Mishawaka and owned and operated the Grove hardware store in South Bend. He had lived in Mishawaka for the last 22 years, moving there from Rochester, where he had a hardware business here. He was a 53-year member of the F&AM Lodge of Mentone and was a veteran of World War I, serving in France.
Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Orah BYRER, South Bend, and Mrs. Fred (Lefa) SAFFORD, Waynesville, N.C. 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. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery near Talma. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Eva Beattie
Mrs. Eva BEATTIE, 85, 1030 Elm street, died at 4:30 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home following an illness of three years.
Born Aug. 22, 1878 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of James and Mary BAUMAN WARE. She was married April 12, 1893 in Rochester to Mark P. BEATTIE, who died in 1948. She had spent her entire life in Fulton county.
Mrs. Beattie was a member of the Marshtown Baptist church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Emma) SHEETZ, Akron; Mrs. Blanche DICE, Fulton; Mrs. Earl (Faye) MILLS, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Grace ALSPACH, Tucson, Ariz.; a son, Donald M. [BEATTIE], South Bend; eleven grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren. She was the last of twelve children.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, July 2, 1964

Benjamin F. Dawald
Benjamin F. DAWALD, 86, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 7:15 a.m. today in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Everett (Helen) NEWELL, R.R. 1, Macy. He had been in ill health for several years.
Born Aug. 24, 1877 in Miami county, he was the son of Samuel and Sarah ZARTMAN DAWALD. He was married Jan. 10, 1900 in Deedsville to Lula QUICK, who died in 1954.
Mr. Dawald, a retired farmer, lived in Fulton and Miami counties all his life. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Newell, and Mrs. Merle (Cleo) DURBIN, South Bend; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Lyman [DAWALD], R.R. 1, Macy, and a sister, Mrs. Viola COFFING, R.R. 6, Rochester. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fulton Baptist church with the Revs. Walter MORRIS and Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after noon Friday until noon Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Cathryn T. Engle
Mrs. Cathryn T. ENGLE, 70, died suddenly of a heart attack at the home of her son, Wayne ENGLE, R.R. 1, Akron, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. She had made her home with her son for the past five years.
Born April 4, 1894 in Burket, she was the daughter of William and Susan SUTHERLIN LOHER. She was married to Earl D. ENGLE, who died in 1945. She had spent her lifetime in the Akron community.
Mrs. Engle was a memvber of the Akron Cooperative Brethren church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Pauline) DIETRICH, Rochester; two sons, Wayne [ENGLE], Akron, and DeVon M. [ENGLE], Macy; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Roy (Lydia) FIRESTONE, Warsaw, and two brothers, Charley and Mont LOHER, both of Warsaw. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Arthur GISH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Friday, July 3, 1964

Neoma Hayes
Mrs. Neoma HAYES, 64, 1502 College avenue, blind for 22 years, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis. Ill for 20 years, she had been in serious condition one month. She was admitted to the hospital June 20.
The daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth MILLISER WOODCOX, Mrs. Hayes was born in Rochester Jan. 2, 1900. She was married in Plymouth July 5, 1930 to William HAYES. She had lived in Rochester and vicinity all her life.
Surviving are the husband; a son, William L. [HAYES], Rochester; three grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Walter BALL, Fulton, and Mrs. Lloyd OVERMYER, Butler, and the mother, 1212 College avenue.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. V. W. SYLER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sid Kistler
Sid KISTLER of South Bend who spent his boyhood years in the Leiters Ford area, died Thursday night in South Bend Memorial hospital.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Jane KISTLER, R.R. 4, Rochester; two brothers, Wayne and Ralph [KISTLER], R.R. 3, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Virgil (Betty) GRIFFIN, Chicago.
Services will be Monday afternoon at the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend.

Saturday, July 4, 1964

[no paper - holiday]

Monday, July 6, 1964

Carroll J. Richey
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Carroll J. "Bud" RICHEY, 59, who died Saturday at 2 a.m. of a heart attack at his residence, 712 1/2 Main street.
The Rev. C. W. SYLER will officiate at the services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Richey had been ill two days but his death was unexpected. He had lived in Rochester nine years, coming from Logansport, and was employed the past seven years as custodian at the Coffee Shop.
For the past eight years he had taken the role of Santa Claus during the Christmas season to provide candy for children of the community, under auspices of the Chamber of Commerce.
Born April 21, 1905, at Terre Haute, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll James RICHEY and married in June, 1937, at Terre Hauts to Myrtle JACKSON.
Mr. Richey was a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving are the wife, Michigan City; the father and step-mother, both of Terre Hauts; two daughters, Mrs. Linda MIDDLETON, Lakeville, and Mrs. Edna STURKEN, Michigan City; a step-brother, Lige BEECH, California, and two grandchildren.

Tuesday, July 7, 1964

Dr. Hugh G. Bridegroom
Last rites were held Monday morning at the Church of Christ Holy Comforter in Kenilworth, Ill., for Dr. Hugh G. BRIDEGROOM, prominent Chicago surgeon and native of Leiters Ford.
Dr. Bridegroom died Friday of cancer at the Kenilworth hospital where he had been in a coma since May 18.
Burial was in the Memorial Park mausoleum at Kenilworth.
Dr. Bridebroom owned a farm at the east edge of Leiters Ford which is operated by Oscar [LAHMAN] and long had been interested in the affairs of his home community.
Born in Leiters Ford, he was the son of Thomas and Jenny LOUGH BRIDEGROOM and graduated from high school there. He attended medical school in Chicago. Before entering medicine, he taught school at Leiters Ford and was coach of one of that town's better basketball teams.
Surviving are the wife, Mary [BRIDEGROOM]; one son, Bruce D. [BRIDEGROOM]; and two brothers, Paul and Bernard [BRIDEGROOM]. A son, David D., preceded in death.

Philip Swanson
Philip SWANSON, 57, West Lafayette, former Fulton county resident, died Monday at 10 a.m. at his home. Death came unexpectedly of a heart attack.
Mr. Swanson was manager of Indian Hills Farm in Richland township from 1941-60 and during those years had been active in agricultural affairs of the county.
He served on the 4-H Fair Association board of directors, also as its president; was a member and past president of the Fulton County Livestock Breeders Association and was prominent in the breeding and showing of Angus cattle.
Born at Williamsport on Jan. 8, 1907, he was the son of Carl Oscar and Christina OHRN SWANSON and was reared in Lafayette. His marriage was in 1939 at Marion to Wreatha M. PEARSON, who survives.
Mr. Swanson had attended Purdue university and at the time of his death was employed at the Purdue Memorial Union building.
Also surviving are a son, Thomas [SWANSON], Richmond; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest BAILEY, Indianapolis; a brother, Raymond [SWANSON], Lawrenceburg; four sisters, Mrs. O. W. JOHNSON and Mrs. H. K. McMILLIN, both of Lafayette; Mrs. D. L. McCARTY, Princeton, Ill., and Mrs. William S. KAISER, White Sands, N.M.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Hippensteel funeral home at Lafayette with the Rev. Earl HEINBURGER officiating. Burial will be at the cemetery in West Point, Ind. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, July 8, 1964

Roy Kline
Roy KLINE of Escondido, Cal., once a butcher at the old Morris grocery here, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Escondido. He was a brother of Tilman KLINE, Rochester, and a brother-in-law of Mrs. Elsie ILER, Mrs. Dorothy ZIMMERMAN and Charles SPOHN, all of Rochester, and of Omer SPOHN, Plymouth.
Surviving are the wife, the former Ruth SPOHN; a son, Kenneth [KLINE], at home, and a daughter, Mrs. Fred SCHMIDT, Germany.
Mr. Kline moved from Rochester to California in 1941.
The Alhiser and Wilson funeral home in Escondido is in charge of arrangements.

Weldon Pope,
Bruce Jordon and
Jefferson Jones, Sr.
The Fulton county traffic toll for 1964 jumped from two to five this morning when three South Bend Negroes were killed 9 1/2 miles west of U.S. 31 on Ind. 110 at 8:55 o'clock. Their auto struck the left front of a Pennsylvania railroad freight train on the Fulton-Marshall county line road.
Killed were Weldon POPE, 58, driver of the car; Bruce JORDON, 43, passenger in the front seat of the auto, and Jefferson JONES, Sr., who was riding in the rear seat. They were the only ones in the auto.
The late model Pontiac four-door auto was westbound on Ind. 110 and the train was southbound at about 20 to 25 miles per hour.
The fireman on the train, Ward NICKELL, Logansport, said it appeared as if the auto made no attempt to stop for the crossing. In his statement for the coroner's office, he said that the auto turned to the left as if to try to beat the train to the crossing.
There were no skid marks from the car on the pavement.
After the impact, which was about in the middle of the road, the auto went to the south side of the road and down a five-foot embankment, coming to rest 50 feet from point of impact.
Altough there is no flasher at the crossing, the engineer, John R. WHARTON, Logansport, said that the train bell was ringing and that he was sounding the whistle. A farmer who lives just west of the crossing said he heard both the bell and whistle. Nickell and the conductor of the train, William SIEVERS, Logansport, also said that the bell and whistle were sounding.
When the auto came to a stop, Pope was wedged under the steering wheel and dash board, Jordon was lying on the ground just outside the car and Jones was slumped over in the rear seat.
Officials had to pry open the left two doors of the auto to force Pope's and Jefferson's bodies from the car.
The complete front of the car was smashed and the right front door was torn off.
The car was a total loss, there was no estimate of damage to the train.
The force of the impact was so great that the left front of the train engine was dented in and some oil and water lines were leaking. None of the train crew was hurt.
Deputy Coroner Lyman BAKER said that all three men apparently died instantly of multiple fractures.
About $500 in cash was found on Pope's body along with a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber snub-nosed revolver.
A neighbor of Pope's in South Bend told police officials that Pope and the other two men were enroute to Pope's cottage on Langenbahn lake near Monterey to do some work on the cottage. There were numerous carpenter's tools in the trunk of the car.
Those investigating this morning's accident were State Trooper James JOHNSON, Sheriff Willard CLARK, Baker, Marshall County Sheriff Jerry GREENLEE and Culver Police Chief Don MIKESELL.

Thursday, July 9, 1964

Ruth E. Guyer
Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth GUYER, 63, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks. Mrs. Guyer had been in failing health for the past several years and seriously ill for one month.
Born May 18, 1901 in Miami county, she was the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth COFFING WELLER. She was married in Miami county Dec. 27, 1922 to Lamont GUYER, who survives.
Mr. Guyer attended Manchester college and had taught school in this area. She had lived in Fulton county for the past 43 years, coming from Miami county.
She was a member of the Mud Creek Chapel Church of Christ, the Community Circle and the 4-H club.
Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Mary) OVERMYER, Jr., R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Florence PARTRIDGE, Rochester; Mrs. John (Marjorie) KISTLER and Mrs. Clyde (Normalee) WHALEN, both Indianapolis; two sons, Harvey [GUYER], Mishawaka, and Delbert [GUYER], Ojai, Cal.; seventeen grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Mildred ZIMMERMAN, Denver, Ind.; Mrs. Ray (Bernice) SHELTON and Mrs. Helen TALBOTT both of Rochester; Mrs. Lester (May) HECKATHORN and Mrs. Earl (Loreen) NICKELL, both of R.R. 4, Rochester; two brothers, Robert WELLER, Fremont, O., and Harry WELLER, Marion; and nieces and nephews. A daughter and a granddaughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Mud Creek cemetery, seven miles southeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Charles L. Lutz, Sr.
Charles Leslie LUTZ, Sr., 63, R.R. 3, Peru, died at 5 a.m. today in Dukes hospital in Peru of injuries suffered in an auto crash on U.S. 31, two miles north of Peru, Monday.
He was born Feb. 17, 1901, in Cass county. He was the son of Stephen and Effie BUSSARD LUTZ. His first marriage was in Rochester on Feb. 23, 1923, to Nettie YANKEE, who died in 1945. He was then married Nov. 27, 1947, to Ruth POWELL CASE, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are a son; three daughters, three step-sons; thirteen grandchildren; three brothers, and two sisters. Three sisters and a grandson preceded in death.
Mr. Lutz was a member of the Mexico Methodist church and a veteran of World War I.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain Country Chapel funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 with the Rev. E. Stanley McKEE officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel cemetery in Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Friday, July 10, 1964

Madge Gooch
Mrs. Homer L. (Madge) GOOCH, sister-in-law of W. E. "Joe" GOOCH of Rochester, took her life by carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday afternoon in the garage of her home at Warsaw. She was 50 years old. Her husband is owner-manager of Warsaw Office Supply company.
Surviving with the husband are a daugher, 11; three sons; a sister, and her father.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Landis and Chamness funeral home at Warsaw and burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Dr. Harry S. Mackey
Dr. Harry Shannon MACKEY, 87, retired physician who had practiced medicine in Indianapolis 42 years, died Thursday of a heart attack at his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
Death was unexpected and occurred during his sleep, probably about 10 a.m.
Born in Rochester Nov. 5, 1876, he was the son of Shannon and Amanda SHORE MACKEY. Dr. mackey retired from medicine 19 years ago and had resided in Rochester the past four years.
A graduate of Rochester Normal university and the Indiana university school of medicine, he was a member of the American Medical Association, Capitol City Masonic Order, Scottish Rite and Mural Shrine temple in Indianapolis.
Mr. and Mrs. Mackey observed their 60th wedding anniversar June 19. He was married in Indianapolis June 19, 1904, to Minnie E. SPEDDY, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth [MACKEY], at home; two nephews, Robert DELP, Rochester, and Fred MITCHELL, Indianapolis, and four nieces, Mrs. Theoma DELP, Mrs. Joe (Virginia) QUICK, both of Rochester; Mrs. Robert (Lora) RAPP, Hammond, and Mrs. Ernest (Margaret) MACEY, Indianapolis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, where the Masonic lodge will have charge of rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Justin S. Oshinski
Last rites were held this morning at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception church in Michigan City for Justin S. OSHINSKI, 40, Michigan City, who died Tuesday morning in St. Anthony's hospital there.
Included among the survivors is a sister, Mrs. Thomas MARQUART, Rochester. The wife, three children and another sister also survive.
Mr. Oshinski was employed as supernitendent of the U.S. Postofice annex in Michigan City and had been with the postal service 24 years. He was a veteran of World War II and member of the St. Mary church.
Burial was in Greenwood cemetery, Michigan City.

John J. Wozniak
Final rites for John J. WOZNIAK, 86, R.R. 3, Bremen, father of Mrs. Paul (Clara) FELKE of Rochester, will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Michael's Catholic church at Plymouth. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight in the Johnson funeral home at Plymouth.
Mr. Wozniak died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Bremen Community hospital. He had lived in the Bremen community 45 years. He was a retired farmer.
The wife, a foster-son, a step-son, a brother, two sisters and six grandchildren also survive.

Saturday, July 11, 1964

Mable Tullis
Mrs. Mable TULLIS, 72, Akron, died at 2:30 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient four months. She had been ill four months and in serious condition one week. She had resided most of her life in the Akron and Silver Lake communities.
Born Dec. 24, 1892 in Marion, she was the daughter of Elmer and Nannie REGENES. She was married March 14, 1910 in Burket to Glen TULLIS, who died in 1962. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the World War II Mothers and the Sunshine club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Betty) DAULTON, rochester; a son, Milo [TULLIS], Wabash; six grandchildren; two brothers, Claude LANE, LaFountaine, and Alva LANE, Cincinnati, and two sisters, Mrs. Lola MAYNARD, Muncie, and Miss Maude LANE, Chicago. A son and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Cora A. Payne
Mrs. Cora A. NYE Van LUE PAYNE, 91, 523 Indiana avenue, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday at Miller's nursing home. She had been in ill health for the past four years.
Born Jan. 12, 1873 at Athens, she was the daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth NYE. Her first marriage was in Rochester to Hollis Van LUE, who preceded in death. Her second marriage was in Indianapolis to Willis E. PAYNE, who also preceded in death.
Surviving are two sons, Marvin Van LUE, Rochester, and Vernon Van LUE, Crosstimbers, Mo.; nine grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha MOONSHOWER, Athens, and Mrs. Daisy MOONSHOWER, and Mrs. Meda SCHMIDT, both of Chicago.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. John SCHROEDER officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, July 13, 1964

Nellie Lisey
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Mrs. Nellie LISEY, 72, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Pontious nursing home here after a long illness.
The Rev. John COLE will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Lisey was born Nov. 28, 1891, near Rochester and was married May 31, 1920, to John LISEY, who survives. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and of the Past Noble Grand club, Order of Eastern Star.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert and John LISEY, Jr., both of Detroit; one daughter, Mrs. Cecilia HOUSER, East Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Charles, Donald and Robert EMMONS, all of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Annabel DREW, South Bend, and Mrs. Maude DILLON, New Carlisle; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Tuesday, July 14, 1964

Roy Kline
Other survivors of Roy KLINE, former Rochester resident who died at Escondido, Cal., last week are two sisters, Mrs. Gladys SANDERS, Argos, and Mrs. Mabel LEWIS, South Bend, and two brothers, Cecil [KLINE], Greenfield, and Trenson [KLINE], Argos.

Margie K. Rose
Mrs. Margie K. ROSE, 77, who lived with her daughter, Mrs. William (Lelah) SIMPSON at the Rochester E.U.B. parsonage, died at 10:35 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient one month. She had been in failing health for the last year and seriously ill for a month.
Born April 3, 1887 in Corunna, Mich., Mrs. Rose had lived near Owasso, Mich., for 35 years, moving to Rochester about a year ago. Her parents were Theodore and Mary WHEELOCK GERARDY.
Mrs. Rose was married April 4, 1906 in Carunna to Roy R. ROSE, who died in 1957. She was a member of the E.U.B. church and the Golden Agers in Owasso.
Surviving with Mrs. Simpson are six sons, Donald T. [ROSE], Lansing, Mich.; Dale A . [ROSE], Flint, Mich.; Dr. Delbert R. [ROSE], Wilmore, Ky.; Rex G. [ROSE], Pontiac, Mich.; Lloyd S. [ROSE], Berkley, Mich., and Francis H. [ROSE], Owasso; twenty-wo grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Dollie CURRY, St. Petersburg, Fla. A daughter, a sister and a brother preceded in death.
The body will be removed from the Foster & Good funeral home this afternoon to the Jennings-Lyons funeral home in Owasso. Final rites will be there at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. M. R. JEWELL in charge. Burial will be in the Pine Tree cemetery at Corunna.

Marion A. Himes
Marion A. "Al" HIMES, 85, Argos, a veteran of the Spanish-American war, died at 6:30 a.m. today in the Landis nursing home at Argos. He had been ill five weeks with a heart condition.
Born Aug. 5, 1878 in Adrian, Mich., he moved to Marshall county as a small boy. He was a retired farmer. On Aug. 12, 1931, he was married to Ada BARBER HARTSOUGH, who died July 6, 1953.
Surviving are a brother, Clarence [HIMES], Toledo, O.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Elaine MOLLEY and Mrs. Clara SIMMONS, both of South Bend, and two step-sons, Gail HARTSOUGH, Indianapolis, and Ora HARTSOUGH, Florida.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. The James Lowell Corey Post 16 of the American Legion at Argos will conduct graveside military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 15, 1964

Norbert F. Schroeder
Norbert Francis SCHROEDER, 52, vice president and general manager of the Indiana Metal Producrts company in Rochester, died Tuesday at 11:20 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a hospital patient the past six weeks, suffering from a cornary condition.
Mr. Schroeder resided on Country Club drive, the east shore of Lake Manitou.
The Indiana Metal Products plant, four miles north of the city on U.S. 31, is a division of Textron Industries Inc. Since 1946 one of the county's leading industries, Indiana Metal currently employs 125 persons in the manufacture of metal fasteners and rivets.
Mr. Schroeder had headed the local plant the past 16 years, coming here from a post as plant manager of General Wood Products in Rockford, Ill. He spent all his adult life in the metal and wood industries.
Mr. Schroeder served on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce and maintained an active interest in community affairs. He was one of the prime movers behind the organization of the United Community Givers of Rochester Township, this area's all-in-one charity drive that has completed six successful years of fund raising.
He was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic church, its Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus and Elks lodge.
Born July 27, 1911, at Two Rivers, Wis., he was the son of Joseph and Martha TADYSH SCHROEDER. His marriage was May 29, 1938, at Manitowoc, Wis., to Evelyn N. KNOWDLER, who survivies.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kay Marie and Mary Beth [SCHROEDER], both at home; two sons, Paul [SCHROEDER], at home, and Dale [SCHROEDER], Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Ernestine) SEEMAN, Kewaunee, Wis.; Mrs. Norbert (Alice) THOMPSON, Gillett, Wis.; Mrs. Evelyn CHEROVSKY, Kewaunee, Wis., and Mrs. Lester (Dorothy) ENZ, Milwaukee; one brother, Joseph [SCHROEDER], Manitowoc, Wis. Preceding in death were his parents and one sister.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Thursday at 8 p.m. by the Rev. Father Harold WELLER.
Final rites will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the St. Joseph Catholic church here with the Rev. Father LANNING, former pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, July 16, 1964

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Friday, July 17, 1964

William L. Martens
William L. MARTENS, 77, R.R. 3, Argos, died this morning at 5:30 o'clock in Pariview hospital, Plymouth, following a lingering illness.
Born June 13, 1887, in Chicago, he had lived in the Argos community three years, coming here from Chicago. He was married at Chicago in 1907 to Lillian CASPER, who survives.
Mr. Martens was a retired supervisor of tool and die making. He belonged to the Cyrene Masonic lodge in Chicago.
Also surviving are four sons, Erwin [MARTENS], Livonia, Mich.; William [MARTENS], Kansas City, Mo.; Kenneth [MARTENS], Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Harvey [MARTENS], Argos; fifteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Christina RATZ, Wisconsin; two brothers, John [MARTENS], Logansport, and Charles [MARTENS], Chicago. One daugher died in infancy.
The body will be removed Saturday morning from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the Bourne funeral home, 65th and Kedzie avenues, Chicago, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday. Rites will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Bourne funeral home with Masonic services there Sunday at 8 p.m. Interment will be in Cedar Park cemetery, Chicago.

Saturday, July 18, 1964

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Monday, July 20, 1964

Ruby C. Morlan
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Culver Methodist church for Mrs. Ruby C. MORLAN, 68, Nappanee, who was killed instantly in a traffic crash at 11 p.m. Saturday.
The Revs. Ronald C. WILLIAMS and Donald RUHL officiated at the rites and burial was in Culver Masonic cemetery. The body was taken to the church from the Grossman funeral home at Argos.
A resident of Nappanee for two months, Mrs. Morlan moved there from Culver. She was born Dec. 2, 1895 near Lafayette.
Mrs. Morlan was married in 1916 to Raymond MIKESELL, who died in 1936. She was married in 1943 to Clyde MORLAN, who survives. She was a member of the Culver Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. George (Peggy) FLOWERS, Nappanee; a step-daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Willodean) KEEL, R.R. 3, Argos; a step-son, Devon MORLAN, Bourbon; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Albert SEE, Peru. A son died at six years of age.

William Watts
William WATTS, 67, Sherrerville, uncle of Mrs. William STILLER of Rochester, died of a heart attack Sunday.
He had lived in Rochester from 1940 to 1950.
Among the survivors are two sons, Ervin [WATTS], Tucson, Ariz., and William [WATTS], Jr.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Brocken funeral home in Hessville. Burial will be at Hammond.

Tuesday, July 21, 1964

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Wednesday, July 22, 1964

Ethel A. Barnes
Mrs. Ethel Alvina BARNES, 77, a resident of the Akron community 47 years, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Friendly nursing home at Wabash. She had been ill four years.
Born June 18, 1878 in Dowagiac, Mich., she was the daughter of Lenora and Thomas L. PHILLIPS. She was married March 7, 1907 in Dowagiac to Albert E. BARNES. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving with the husband are six daughters, Miss Kathryn BARNES, Wabash; Mrs. Arvada JONES, Mrs. Jeanette FENIMORE and Mrs. Deloris BOONE, all of Akron; Mrs. Mrs. Lenora EATON and Mrs. Margaret WATSON, both of North Manchester; a son, Fred [BARNES], North Manchester; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth DUNCAN, South Bend; Mrs. Beatrice KIMBALL, Detroit, and Mrs. Mabelle LAMPHERE, San Jacinto, Cal.; a brother, Paul PHIILLIPS, Henet, Cal.; fifteen grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. The parents and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Harold CONRAD and Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday and at the church for one hour before services.

M. F. Osborne
M. F. "Tuck" OSBORNE, 74, a farmer in the Kewanna and Winamac areas for many years until moving to Florida, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in a hospital at St. Cloud, Fla. He had been ill three months.
Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Alice STUBBS OSBORNE; a son, John William [OSBORNE], Springfield, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth WIELAND, Niles, Mich., and a niece, Mrs. Westel CARR, Rochester. A son, Robert [OSBORNE], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Piefer funeral home at Niles and burial will be in the Silver Brook cemetery in Niles.

Addelaide Ross
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Grace Methodist church for Mrs. Addelaide ROSS, 90, longtime resident of Rochester who died Tuesday at Taft, Cal., after a long illness. She had lived in California five years.
The Rev. Allan BYRNE will officiate at the service and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Born in Indianapolis Feb. 13, 1874, Mrs. Ross was the daughter of Wilbur and Martha HICKMAN TRUSLOW. She was married in Rochester Nov. 8, 1893, to Omer T. ROSS, who died Jan. 9, 1958. Mr. Ross was a cabinetmaker in the city.
She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Birthday club.
Thr Ross residence for many years was at 200 Jefferson street. Mrs. Ross had been a member of the Grace Methodist church since 1899.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Peter (Harriet) GOERLITZ, Rochester, and Mrs. Bernice PRESLEY, Taft, Cal.; three sons, Emory [ROSS], Chesterton; the Rev. Leslie [ROSS], Nashville, Tenn., and Dr. Herold [ROSS], Greencastle; a foster daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Bessie) WORSTELL, Portland, Ore.; eight grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ora COLGAN, Kennewick, Wash.

Thursday, July 23, 1964

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Friday, July 24, 1964

Bloice Reynolds
Bloice "Rusty" REYNOLDS, 62, died Thursday at 11:55 p.m. at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis following heart surgery. He resided on R.R. 1, Macy.
The son of Fred and Ida LINN REYNOLDS, he was born in Fairbury, Ill., July 24, 1901, and had lived in the Macy community seven years, moving from Peru. He was a pressman for the Square D company at Peru, a member of the Peru Moose and Eagles lodges and of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.
His marriage was July 11, 1923, to Maude ARMANTROUT, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Russell [REYNOLDS], Peru, and Donald [REYNOLDS], Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Paul THOMAS, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; two brothers, Linn [REYNOLDS], Manhattan Beach, Cal., and James [REYNOLDS], Bourbon, and a sister, Mrs. Alberta MOSSBURG, Huntington.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Mexico Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Donald RITCHEY officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the MaCain funeral home, Junction [U.S.] 31 and Ind. 16, after 1 p.m. Sunday and at the church an hour before the service.

Saturday, July 25, 1964

Alves D. O'Keefe and
Doris M. O'Keefe
A vacation for a former Plymouth city engineer and his family ended tragically this morning only 20 miles after leaving home in a grinding two-car crash on Ind. 25 three-quarters of a mile south of Rochester.
Dead is Alves D. O'KEEFE, city engineer of Plymouth from 1956 to 1963, and his wife, Mrs. Doris M. O'KEEFE. He was an architect.
Injured are the O'Keef's 18-year-old daughter, Cheryl [O'KEEFE]; Miss Ruth Jean CUMBERLAND, Claypool, and Philip POWERS, 22, of Kentucky, city not immediately notified. [?]
Cheryl suffered only shock and Miss Cumberland sustained severe lacerations. But Powers was hurt critically and has been transferred from Woodlawn hospital to South Bend Memorial hospital. Doctors said he has abdominal injuries, possibly a ruptured liver.
The collision occurred at 9:10 o'clock in front of the Russell SMILEY farm-scene of at least 10 traffic accidets in the last 12 years.
O'Keefe was driving a 1955 Dodge station wagon south on the highway and Powers was going north in a 1958 Buick.
George TOWNSEND, 42, R.R. 6, Rochester, was in front of Powers in a 1942 Chevrolet pickup truck and said he was driving about 40 mph. Townsend said Powers came over a hillcrest and passed him on the right berm.
Powers came back onto the highway and lost control of his car. It skidded across the road into the southbound lane and the vehicles collided almost head-on.
The O'Keefes were killed instantly and their bodies were jammed in the front seat of their luggage-laden station wagon. The girls were in the back seat.
The family had started this morning on a vacation to Springfield, Ill. The O'Keefes had picked up Miss Cumberland at the Rochester bus station.
O'Keefe was well known in Rochester having acted as a consultant engineer for the city from 1956-60.
The deaths were the sixth and seventh in Fulton county traffic crashes this year.

Monday, July 27, 1964

Elmer Olson
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Chicago for Elmer OLSON, 74, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died of a heart attack at the wheel of his auto saturday noon.
A native of Sweden, Mr. Olson resided the last 18 years northwest of Rochester on Olson Road, which was named for him.
He was driving along, eastward on East Ninth street, when fatally stricken. His auto crossed the road went over the curb and struck a tree, veering across the front yeard of the Leroy WEBER home and coming to a stop against the side corner of the residence.
Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, said that death was instantaneous and was caused by coronary occlusion. Another motorist, Don HARVEY, was approaching the Olson car from the east. He said that he saw Mr. Olson slumped over the wheel as the car went across the center line.
Nobody was injured by the uncontrolled auto, although Weber said that his two boys usually were playing in the front yard at that time of day. He had kept them inside the home Saturday morning.
Rites will be at the Michael Coletta and Sons chapel in Chicago with the Rev. Ray MILLS, formerly of this city, officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen cemetery, Chicago. The Foster and Good funeral home removed the body to Chicago today.
Born Oct. 25, in Skonning, Sweden, Mr. Olson came to this country in 1912, settling in South Dakota. He later moved to Chicago and came to Rochester upon retirement from the business of tuckpoint contracting.
He was married Nov. 10, 1917, in Chicago to Edna C. SAMSON, who died March 5 of this year. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Eleanor) MAZUR, Chicago; a son, William [OLSON], Lagrange Highlands, Ill., and five grandchildren.

Robert G. Reed
Robert Guy REED, 80, died this morning at 12:40 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since July 17. He resided on R.R. 2, Rochester, with a daughter, Mrs. R. C. (Irma) BROWN and had been in failing health two weeks.
Born Aug. 1, 1883, in Maries county, Mo., he moved here six years ago from St. James, Mo., to live with his daughter. His marriage was June 6, 1911, at Rolla, Mo., to Elza BARRETT, who died in 1955. His parents were John and Mirarah RAFFERTY REED.
Mr. Reed, a retired farmer, was a member of the Church of God at St. James, Mo.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. BROWN; Mrs. E. J. (Florence) SALADIN, St. James, Mo., and Mrs. E. (Ruby) GOODAR Lawndale, Cal.; eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were three sons, two sisters and four brothers.
The body will be removed from the Foster & Good funeral home here to the Gahr funeral home of St. James. Last rites are pending.

Arthur L. Wolfenbarger and
James L. Baldwin
The Fulton county traffic death toll jumped to seven for the month of July and nine for the year, as two men were killed at 1:30 a.m. today in a head-on crash 3.3 miles north of the Rochester city limits on U.S. 31. Two youths were seriously injured in the crash, also.
They were the third and fourt deaths caused from auto crashes in the county in less that 48 hours.
Killed today were Arthur Lee WOLFENBARGER, 22, Walkerton, and James L. BALDWIN, 20, West Newton, Ind.
The two injured in today's crash-Kenneth L. BOX, 1, and Terry S. FARMER, 17, both of Monticello, Ark., were taken to Memorial hospital in South Bend after preliminary examinations at Woodlawn hospital.
Box suffered multiple fractures of both legs, and shock. Farmer sustained a fracture of the left leg, fractres of both arms and shock.
Box and Farmer were riding in the back seat of a 1958 Ford station wagon, driven north by Baldwin. Wolfenbarger was southbound alone in a 1957 Chevrolet.
Box and Farmer were hitchhiking from their home city to Benton Harbor, Mich., to work.
Box told police that the two were picked up by Baldwin near Peru, about 25 miles south of the accident scene.
Police said that Wolfenbarger's auto came across the center line into the path of Baldwin's.
Box told County Coroner, Dr. Howard ROWE, "The car I was riding in tried to miss the other car."
Farmer told police he was sleeping at the time of the collision.
Police said that the autos came together at the edge of the road in the northbound lane.
Dr. Rowe said that both drivers died instantly of multiple fractures.
The force of the impact was so great that both drivers had to be pried loose from the cars.
Baldwin was wearing a seat belt but the entire front of his auto was pushed back onto his body.
Baldwin was born Sept. 25, 1943, in Indianapolis. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and three sisters. He was a senior at Elkhart university.
Baldwin's father owns Maywood Oil company in Indianapolis. Both parents are on a vacation trip in Canada. The body was taken to the Foster & Good funeral home until the parents can be contacted.
The Wolfenbarger body was first taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and later removed to the Nusbaum funeral home in Walkerton.
Investigating today's crash were State Trooper Larry WAGENKNECHT, Deputy Sheriff Don KARNS, City Patrolman James JOHNSON, Dr. ROWE and Deputy Coroner Lyman BAKER.
The Rochester fire department was called to the scene as a precautionary measure, because gasoline from Baldwin's auto had spilled onto the highway. It was feared that the gas might catch fire.

Charles D. Fox
Charles D. FOX, 26, Akron, died this morning at 5 o'clock in Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient eight days. He had been in ill health six years, seriously sick three months.
Born June 9, 1938, in Wabash county, Mr. Fox was the son of Morris and Helen DAWES FOX and moved to Akron four years ago from Burket. He was married Sept. 10, 1960, at Fort Wayne, to Mary Lou GOOD, who survives.
A control inspector at the North Manchester Controls factory, Mr. Fox also was a member of the Akron Cooperative Brethren church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Ann [FOX], and one son, David Ray [FOX], both at home; his father, Morris FOX, Liberty, Ind.; his grandfather, Lloyd DAWES, Wabash; two sisters, Mrs. Phyllis KEIM, Goshen, and Mrs. Dorothy MYERS, Lake Wawasee, and one brother Virgil [FOX], Liberty. His mother preceded in death.
Rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Cooperative Brethren church with the Rev. Arthur GISH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Wednesday, then at the church an hour before the service. The family requests that contributions in lieu of flowers be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Jennie Sife
Graveside rites were held at noon today in the Rochester Mausoleum for Mrs. Jennie ROSENBURG SIFE, South Bend, who died at the age of 95 years Friday night after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Sife formerly resided at Monterey where her husband operated a general store. Mrs. Arthur WILE, Rochester, is a niece.

Tuesday, July 28, 1964

Oscar T. Tatman
Oscar T. TATMAN, 81, a former resident of Rochester, died at his home in California Sunday. He was a brother of Mrs. Byron SMITH and an uncle of Mrs. Irene PALTZ, both of Rochester.
Last rites have been set tentatively for Friday afternoon at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with burial at the local I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, July 29, 1964

Mary Hadley
Mrs. Mary HADLEY, 60, 1136 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette, died Tuesday morning at Home hospital in Lafayette after two months' illness.
She was the wife of Noah HADLEY, former Fulton county agricultural agent who left that post in 1938. He is now professor of agricultural economics at Purdue university.
Mrs. Hadley was born at Walkerton, Sept. 14, 1903, and had lived at LaPorte, Brookville, Rochester and Rockville before moving to West Lafayette 19 years ago.
Her marriage was in 1928 at LaPorte. She was a graduate of Purdue university in 1924 and formerly was supervisor-teacher of home economics in LaPorte county.
She was a member of the First Methodist church in West Lafayette, Alpha Xi Delta and Tri Kappa sororities, WSCS of the church and Tacka art club.
Besides the husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ruth SNYDER, West Lafayette; Mrs. Alice HAWLEY, Wooster, O.; one son, the Rev. Arthur Clayton HADLEY, New Harmony; one sister, Mrs. Claire GEYER, South Bend; four brothers, Ellsworth PLACE, Pueblo, Colo; Wilbur PLACE, LaPorte; Porter PLACE, Irwin, Pa., and Elbert PLACE, Walkerton.
Friends may call at the Hippensteel funeral home in Lafayette. Rites will be Thursday at 3 p.m. in the First Methodist church of West Lafayette with burial in Grandview cemetery, West Lafayette.

William H. Childers
William H. CHILDERS, 82, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw. He had been in failing health for several months.
Born Jan. 18, 1882, in Benton county, he was the son of John and Mary COONRAD CHILDERS. He was married to Rosa COLLINS, who died Jan. 20, 1947. He was a farmer.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mildred) WOLFE, Warsaw, and Mrs. Dan (Mary[ CHANLEY, Burnettsville; two grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Pittsburg cemetery, near Delphi. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Charles Rhinesmith
Graveside rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery for Charles RHINESMITH, 79, Fulton county native who died Monday at St. Louis, Mo.
The Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Rhinesmith was born April 15, 1885, in Fulton county, the son of Oliver and Elizabeth BEEHLER RHINESMITH and had lived in St. Louis 20 years.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Esther POLLEY, Rochester, and two nephews, Edward POLLEY, R.R. 1, Macy, and Richard POLLEY, Mishawaka. One sister preceded in death.

Thursday, July 30, 1964

Oscar T. Tatman
Rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Oscar T. TATMAN, 81, native of Rochester who died Sunday at Walnut Creek, Cal.
The Rev. Allan BYRNE 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. Tatman, who had been in an extended illness, lived in El Cerrito, Cal. He was born in Rochester May 28, 1883, and moved West as a young man, going to California from New Mexico.
His parents were John and Malissa RICHARDSON TATMAN. His marriage was to Bertha CAMERER, who died in 1912. Mr. Tatman was a retired telegraph operator and farmer.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth [TATMAN], Telluride, Colo., and Omer [TATMAN], Al Cerrito, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. Lucy SMITH, Salem, Ore.; one brother, Archa TATMAN, Farmington, N.M.; one sister, Mrs. Byron SMITH, Rochester; six grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Friday, July 31, 1964

Lon Winegardner
Lon WINEGARDNER, 88, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 5:05 p.m. Thursday in Miller nursing home here.
Mr. Winegardner was married to Nettie MASTERSON, who preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer.
He was a member of the Twelve Mile E.U.B. church and was past master of the Twelve Mile Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Merie BROWN, Arlington,Va.; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A son, Cody [WINEGARDNER], preceded him in death.
Arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Ethel M. Niven
Last rites and burial were at Greenwood Wednesday for Mrs. Ethel Mae NIVEN, who died at her home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Monday. She was the wife of the Rev. James NIVEN, minister of the First Baptist church here from 1918-28.
Dr. Niven also served pastorates at Bedford, Pontiac, Mich., and Omaha, Neb., before the couple retired to Florida.
The Nivens' marriage was at Milwaukee on Christmas Day, 1913. They moved to Florida in 1957.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Bess) DAY, Greenwood; a son, James [NIVEN], Fort Lauderdale; a brother, Robert WOOD, and a sister, Mrs. Charles LaMONT, both of Milwaukee.

Saturday, August 1, 1964

Lon Winegardner
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Twelve Mile E.U.B. church for Lon WINEGARDNER, 88, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, who died Thursday in the Miller nursing home here.
The Rev. Russell WILBUR will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetry at Mexico. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson fneral home infulton and at the church an hour before rites. The Twelve Mile Masonic lodge will conduct rites at the funeral home at 8 p.m. today.
Mr. Winegardner was a t0-year member of the lodge and a past master.

Joseph E. Bilyew
Joseph Edward BILYEW, 69, 1301 Bancroft avenue, died Friday at 5 p.m. at his home after being in failing health three years. A retired painter, he had lived in this city 36 years.
Born June 10, 1895, in Sullivan, he was the son of Enoch and Mary SANKEY BILYEW. His marriage was Dec. 14, 1916, in Salem, to Eva Mae MARTIN, who survives.
Mr. Bilyew was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary CUPITO and Mrs. Milburn (Ann Mae) MYERS, both of Fort Waye; Mrs. Larry (Patty) PAXTON, Rochester; three sons, Charles [BILYEW], Rochester; Claude [BILYEW], Huntington, and Robert [BILYEW], Defiance, O.; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jake BUSH, Salem. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Church of God with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until aa a.m. Monday and at the church an hour before rites.

D. Arthur Long
David Arthur LONG, 59, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 2 a.m. Sunday at his home after an illness of seven years. He was a resident of the Macy area 49 years. Mr. Long, a farmer, was born Jan. 23, 1904 in Miami county to David and Myrtle SNYDER LONG. He never married.
Surviving are four sisters, Miss Sylvia LONG, Miss Florence LONG, and Mrs. Herbert FOUTS, all of R.R. 2, Macy, and Mrs. Owen CRIPE, R.R. 1, Macy. A sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru with the Rev. Donald RITCHEY of Mexico officiating. Burial will be in the Metzger cemetery south of Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 4, 1964

Michael Troy Tracy
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Michael Troy TRACY, who died at birth Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER officiated and burial was in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Parents are Roy and Evelyn HAGENBUSH TRACY.
Also surviving are four sistes, Lynn, Connie, Marsha and Karen [TRACY]; one brother, Roy [TRACY]; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orval TRACY, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivo HAGENBUSH, all of Argos.

Nora Fay Kent
Mrs. Nora Fay KENT, 74, Fulton, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday in Miller's nursing home here, where she had been a patient two days. Mrs. Kent had been in failing health several years.
Born April 4, 1890, in Fulton, she was the daughter of Brenton and Mary SMITH DOUD. She was married April 16, 1911, to Dr. B. R. KENT, who survives.
Mrs. Kent was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Also surviving are two sons, Byron [KENT], Davenport, Ia., and Roger [KENT], Fulton; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, William DOUD, Milford, Ill., and Archie DOUD, Monticello, and a sister, Mrs. Mabel REED, Fulton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. James RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday, and at the church an hour before rites.

Wednesday, August 5, 1964

Martin L. Huffman
Martin L. HUFFMAN, 78, Ann Arbor, Mich., died Tuesday morning at University Medical Center in Ann Arbor, following an illness of two days.
Born Dec. 8, 1885, in Akron, he was the son of Leonard and Mary MUSSELMAN HUFFMAN. He was married in 1932 to Ethel SHAFER, who survives.
Mr. Huffman, a retired plumber, was a member of the Gilead Masonic Lodge.
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Roy CARLSON, Miami, Fla., and two half-sisters, Gladys WEINMULLER, Logansport, and Irene KURTZ, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Services will be at 1:20 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Ralph HOFFMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday. The Gilead Masonic lodge will conduct graveside rites.

Thursday, August 6, 1964

Frank W. Smith
Frank W. SMITH, 59, Akron, died suddenly at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday of a coronary attack at his home. Mr. Smith had been ill several months.
Mr. Smith had been a deputy attorney general of Indiana for the past four years and had practiced law in Elkhart for 11 years.
Born Feb. 28, 1905, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Burton and Florence BURNS SMITH. He was married in 1944 to Virginia MAYNARD, who preceded him in death in 1951.
Mr. Smith had lived in the Akron area most of his life. He was a member of the Elkhart Masonic lodge, South Bend Scottish Rite, Greensburg American Legion, Episcopal church, Indiana Bar Association and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two brothers, William and Roy [SMITH], both of Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Sevices will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Friday, August 7, 1964

[no obits]

Saturday, August 8, 1964

Frank H. Huey
Frank H. HUEY, 79, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted Friday.
Arrangements are pending at Kewanna.

Agnes M. Myers
Last rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Mrs. Agnes M. MYERS, 85, former Kewanna resident who died Friday at Mishawaka.
The Rev. John COLE, will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A graduate of Terre Haute Normal school, Mrs. Myers had been a school teacher. Her husband, the late W. H. MYERS, was editor of he Kewanna Herald 25 years. She was a member of Kewanna Methodist church.
Born Sept. 25, 1878, at Corydon, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary DENBO and was married Aug. 9, 1905, to W. H. MYERS, who died in 1952.
Surviving are a son, Robert [MYERS], South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence STOKES, Mishawaka; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were a daughter, brother and four sisters.

Cora B. March
Mrs. Cora B. MARCH, 80, R.R. 1, Royal Center, mother of Mrs. Flora HINES of near Kewanna, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph hospital at Logansport.
Mrs. March was born July 26, 1884, near Logansport, and was the daughter of Wendell and Caroline GRUSENMEYER MILLER. She was married to Charles E. MARCH, who preceded her in death in 1940.
Also surviving are another daughter, four sons, twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildresn.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center, with the Rev. Dan BIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, August 10, 1964

Frank H. Huey
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Frank H. HUEY, 79, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died Saturday at 1 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital here.
The Rev. Lester SINGER will officiate and burial will be in Moon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born July 11, 1885, in Peru, Mr. Huey was a farmer and the son of Jonas and Elizabeth HUEY. He was married Dec. 31, 1911, to Maude OVERMYER, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth CARR, Kewanna; two grandchildre and a great-grandchild.

Kline Blacketor, Sr.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman funeral home for Kline BLACKETOR Sr., 84, 1412 College avenue, who died Sunday at 6:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital after six months' illness. He had been seriously sick two weeks.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate at services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Blacketor was a lifetime resident of the Rochester community, being born Oct. 6, 1879, in the Ebenezer neighrorhood south of here. His parents were Abe and Imogene MILLER BLACKETOR.
He had been a farmer most of his life, for the past 10 years employed as a real estate salesman in the city. Mr. Blacketor long was an active worker and supporter of the Democratic party in Fulton county.
His marriage was March 15, 1911, in Rochester, to Zora B. STANLEY, who died Jan. 13, 1953. He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are three sons, Kline [BLACKETOR], Jr., Francis and Raymond [BLACKETOR], all of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Byron (Merle) GINN, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Carrie McKINNEY, Rochester, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. One brother, Joshua [BLACKETOR], and four sisters preceded him in death.

Bobbie Doran West
A 14-year-old Kokomo girl became the 10th person to meet accidental death this year in Fulton county Sunday morning at 9:50 a.m. when she walked into the path of a speeding freight train. The tragedy occurred where the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad crosses the Lake Bruce road (county road 1175 west), about six miles northwest of Kewanna.
The girl, Bobbie Doran WEST, daughter of Harry and Barbara WEST, died instantly when the left side of her head was struck by the grab-irons on the front unit of a 65-car train. There were five diesel engines at the head of the train.
The engineer, Robert BEHNEY, 44, Peru, told police that his train was eastboud at about 60 miles per hour.
Behney said he sounded the train's whistle and was just about at the crossing when he saw the girl walking towards the track from the south to the north. He said she was looking at a newspaper and he sounded the whistle repeatedly, but the girl continued walking into the train.
She was struck about 70 feet east of the crossing and her body was thrown 45 feet east from place of contact.
A witness, Elmer DONALDSON, Richvalley, Ind., who was standing in front of the Lake Bruce store, said the girl bought the newspaper at the store and was looking at it when struck.
The girl's cousin, William WEST, 11, R.R. 1, Walton, Ind., told police he heard the train and yelled for her to stop. He said he thought she was going to stop at the edge of the track.
The force of the impact was so great that the grab irons on the front of the train engine were damaged.
The girl was taking the paper from the store to a cottage in Clark's Park, just west of the train tracks, where her family was staying. She cut across the yard at the William WERNER home.
Dr. Lawrence KELSEY, Kewanna, was the first doctor at the scene.
Other witnesses were Forest EDWARDS, West Middleton, Ind., and Rex TOWNSEND, 12, and Bruce JONES, 13, both of Alexandria. All three were on the north side of the tracks and saw the girl walking toward them.
Numerous persons in the area said they heard the train whistle sounding before the girl was struck.
Other members of the train crew were Herbert HALL, 42, condctor; J. W. BARRETT, 31, firemen; U. G. HAINEY, 49, brakeman, and M. R. WAGLER, Flagman, all of Peru.
Investigating officials were State Trooper James JOHNSON, Fulton County Sheriff, Willard CLARK, County Coroner Dr. Howard ROWE and Deputy Coroner, Lyman BAKER.
The other nine persons who have died in the county this year all were killed in auto accidents. The West girl was the eighth accidental death in the past 30 days. Seven persons died on highways in the county during the month of July alone.

Timothy Ray Cooper
Timothy Ray COOPER, 12-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil COOPER, R.R. 5, Rochester, near Talma, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Memorial hospital at South Bend.
Born July 28, in Woodlawn hospital here, he was the son of Virgil and Jean COOPER COOPER. The infant was first admitted at Woodlawn hospital Friday and transferred to Memorial hospital Saturday. He had been baptized as a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving, with the parents, are a twin sister, Tammy Kay [COOPER]; three brothers, Virgil Lee, Robert Dean and Ricky Allen [COOPER], all at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mae COOPER, Rochester; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Anna FLAGG, Culver, and several aunts and uncles.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Delores Zolman
Mrs. Loyd (Delores) ZOLMAN, 61, Buchanan, Mich., died Sunday morning at Niles, Mich., hospital.
Mrs. Zolman was the niece of Verdie BROCKEY, Rochester, and a couin of Mrs. Davene FELTS, R.R. 1, Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Swem funerl home in Buchanan. Burial will be in Buchanan, also. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank Fishley
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the McCain funeral home near Denver for Frank FISHLEY, 83, retired Macy farmer who died Friday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dale CRANE, in Indianapolis.
Death came after an illness of seven months. Burial was in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery.
A resident of the Macy community his entire life, Mr. Fishley was the son of John and Elizabeth ZEGAFUSE FISHLEY and was born in Miami county June 1, 1881. His marriage was June 29, 1912, to Mery KERSCHNER, who died Feb. 5, 1959.
Surviving are the daughter; one son, Charles Walter [FISHLEY], South Bend; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Tena KOTTERMAN, Macy, Mrs. Ellen MILLER, Akron, and Mrs. Ada RUNKLE, Macy.

Tuesday, August 11, 1964

Edith B. Ruh
Private burial services were conducted Monday at the family plot in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for Mrs. Edith B. RUH, former Rochester resident who died of a heart attack at 75 years Dec. 13 at her home in Pomona, Cal.
Funeral services had been conducted in Santa Monica, Cal., at the time of death and cremation followed. Members of the immediate family were present at Monday's graveside rites here. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Born June 5, 1888, in Rochester, Mrs. Ruh was the daughter of William and Rosanna BRACKETT WILLIAMS. She was married here in 1909 to Fredrick D. RUH, who died in 1934. Mr. Ruh for many years operated the Blue Drug Store, now Baxter's.
Mrs. Ruh had lived in Santa Monica and Hollywood, Cal., since 1945. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta social sorority at Denison university, of Tri Kappa sorority, Daughters of American Revolution, was former local Red Cross chairman and head of the county's organized charities.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Donald E. (Rosanna) HALL, Santa Monica, Cal.; one son, Fredrick [RUH], Palm Springs, Cal.; three grandchildren, David, Cynthia and Peter HALL, and a sister, Miss Marjorie WILLIAMS, Pomona, Cal. Local relatives include Mrs. Charles PYLE, Don PLANK, Mrs. Scott BOWEN, Mrs. Lucille LEONARD, Mrs. H. C. HERKLESS, Mrs. Francis BASTOW and Mrs. Hugh MOORE.

Colleen J. Webber
Mrs. Colleen J. CRAIG WEBBER, 26, Grand Rapids, Mich., a Rochester native, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Monday morning in St. Mary's hospital at Grand Rapids. Death followed a nine-week illness.
Surviving with the husband, Ronald J. WEBBER, are a son, a daughter, the parents, a sister, and the grandparents, including Samuel ROBBINS and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur CRAIG, all of Rochester. Mrs. Webber moved to Grand Rapids as a child.
Funeral mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Holy Name church at Grand Rapids and burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery there. The Alt mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, August 12, 1964

Atha Rader
Mrs. Allen F. (Atha) RADER, 75, the former Atha NEWHOUSE, died Tuesday night at Cincinnati, O., of a heart ailment after a year's illness. She was a cousin of Charles PYLE, Rochester, and had visited in the city on many occasions.
Born in Wabash, she was the daughter of Charles and Nellie NEWHOUSE. Her father was an insurance agent in Wabash many years. She moved to Cincinnati 18 years ago from New York City.
Surviving is a son, Allen [RADER], California. Last rites will be Thursday at Cincinnati and burial will be in Huntington.

Walter J. Rockey
Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. R. J. MUELLER of St. John Lutheran church at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery Friday at 2 p.m. for Walter J. ROCKEY, 62, Chicago.
Mr. Rockey, husband of the former Ruth KELLEY of Rochester, died of a heart ailment at his home Tuesday following an illness of several months. He formerly lived in Marshalltown, Ia.
Survivors besides the wife include a son, Thomas Nelson [ROCKEY], Chicago, and two granddaughters, Lynn and Caren ROCKEY.

Thursday, August 13, 1964

Bessie M. Spitler
Bessie Mae SPITLER, 69, R.R. 13, Fort Wayne, a former Rochester resident, died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Wayne Parkview Memorial hospital. She was hospitalized last July 27.
Born Sept. 21, 1894 in Collins, Ind., she was the daughter of Harrison and Nettie DULL CRABILL. She had resided most of her life in Rochester, moving to Fort Wayne 4 1/2 years ago.
Mrs. Spitler was married to Delmar DeLAND, who died in 1941. On Dec. 5, 1959, she was married in Rochester to Forest R. SPITLER. She was employed at Wile's store for a number of years and attended the Methodist church at Churubusco.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Darwin DeLAND, R.R. 13, Fort Wayne; two grandsons, Darwin [DeLAND], Jr., and David [DeLAND]; two step-sons, Robert SPITLER, New Jersey, and Gail SPITLER, Fort Wayne; a step-daughter, Mrs. Robert KLOPENSTEIN, New Castle; nine step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Marie SUMMERS, Rochester; Mrs. Raymond {Mable} JONES, formerly of Rochester and now of St. Louis, and Mrs. Harold (Mildred) NUTT, of St. Louis. A brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. V. L. GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Friday, August 14, 1964

Gerald E. Graffis
Gerald E. GRAFFIS, 56, a native of Kewanna, died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Louisville, Ky. He had been ill since last March.
Born Nov. 11, 1907, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl GRAFFIS of Kewanna. Mr. Graffis resided at Louisville 18 years, having moved there from Indianapolis.
Mr. Graffis was married to Mary Alice LORD who survives. He was the president of Commonwealth Distributing company and was an instructor of business administration at the University of Louisville from 1950-59. In World War II he was a Lt. commander on the USS California.
Mr. Graffis was a past president of the Sales Executive Council, director of the Oil Men's club, member of the Kentucky Petroleum Marketers association, Louisville Chamber of Commerce, Flight Club and an advisor of Junior Achievement.
Surviving with the wife and mother are a son, Joseph T. [GRAFFIS]; a brother, Herbert [GRAFFIS], South Bend, and two sisters, Mrs. Argyle ASH, Winamac and Mrs. Richard JENSEN, Rochester.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Lourds church in Louisville, with the Rt. Rev. Anthony GERST officiating. Burial will be in the Callvary cemetery in Louisville. Friends may call at the Ratterman Brothers funeral home, 3711 Lexington road, Louisville, after 6 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, August 15, 1964

Anna K. Leininger
Mrs. Anna K. LEININGER, 84, a lifetime resident of Akron, died at 7 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of 12 years.
Born in Akron July 21, 1880, she was the daughter of George and Lucretia KING. She was married March 22, 1899 in Akron to Willis LEININGER. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Ralph [LEININGER], Akron; five grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. A son, Walter [LEININGER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday 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. Sunday.

Monday, August 17, 1964

Merrill Black
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Merrill BLACK, 73, who died Saturday at 12:35 p.m. of a heart ailment shortly after her admission to Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. James RHOADS will officiate at last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Black, who resided at 630 Madison street, had been ill for eight months. She had lived in this city since 1947, moving from Sidney, O.
Born Nov. 10, 1890, in Ohio, she was married Oct. 3, 1914, in Sidney, O., to Floyd C. BLACK, who preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1958. She and her husband formerly operated a restaurant at 716 Main street; in recent years she had been employed at the Rochester News Agency.
She was a member of the United Presbyterian church, Rebekah lodge, Neighborly club, was a Red Cross Gray Lady, a director of the Fulton county Red Cross chapter and had served as secretary to the Red Cross board of directors.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William KENTON, Grand Rapids, Mich.; one son, Hugh W. BLACK, Taylor, Mich.; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jennie Wiltshire
Graveside rites will be at noon Tuesday at the Macy cemetery for Mrs. Jennie WILTSHIRE, 81, Hammond, who died Friday night. She had livd in the Macy community most of her life and had resided in Rochester, also.
Among the survivors are a son, Jeff [WILTSHIRE], Hammond, and a sister, Mrs. Rosie KESLER, Rochester.

Elizabeth Hamilton
Mrs. James (Elizabeth) HAMILTON, 81, a lifetime resident of the Macy, Akron and Burket communities, died at 11:40 p.m. Saturday at her home on Route 1, Claypool, 1 1/2 miles south of Burket in Kosciusko county. She had been ill 10 years and in serious condition three months.
Born Jan. 27, 1883 in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of William and Hanna BELLAR MYERS. She was married in Warsaw in 1904 to James F. HAMILTON, who died in 1960. She was a member of the Hastings, Ind., Methodist church.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Joe (Iva) TAYLOR, Kendallville; Mrs. Arthur (Violet) GAGNON, R.R. 1, Claypool; Mrs. Russell (Anna) GAGNON, South Whitley; Mrs. William (Ruth) SHAFFER, Charles City, Ia.; Mrs. Eskell (Isabelle) CLEMONS, Deedsville, and Mrs. Clair (Hazel) COAHRAN, Macy.
Also surviving are two sons, Don [HAMILTON], Syracuse, and Russell [HAMILTON], Macy; twenty-five grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Daisy STILWELL, Sheridan, Ore.; two brothers, Charles MYERS, Niles, Mich., and Wilbur MYERS, Sheridan, Ore. Two grandchildren and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. Jim MARTIN officiating. Burial will be in the Leesburg cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Tuesday, August 18, 1964

Christopher Carlson
The 19-year-old son of a former managing editor of The Sentinel was killed early Monday morning when the car he was driving left Ind. 114, eight miles west of North Manchester, and struck a telephone pole.
Dead is Christopher CARLSON, son of Donald and Dorothy CARLSON, Marion.
His father is managing editor of The Marion Leader-Tribune. He is a native of Rochester, began his newspaper career on The Sentinel and was its managing editor in 1942-43.
The Wabash county sheriff's office said that a passing motorist discovered the wrecked 1964 Falcon about 4:30 a.m but did not see the Carlson youth's body, which was found 20 feet from the car.
Wabash Coroner Dr. Richard LaSALLE said Carlson died about 1:30 a.m. He was enroute home from visiting friends at Niles, Mich., where the family formerly resided.
Police said that Carlson was on Ind. 114 about a mile west of the Ind. 15 intersection when his car left the road on the south side, apparently then rolled over and crossed to the north where it hit the utility pole. There was no skid marks at the scene.
The youth died of a fractured skull and crushed chest.
The victim was a junior at Indiana university. He was born Sept. 21, 1944, at Elwood, where funeral rites will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Copher and Fesler funeral home. Burial arrangements are incomplete, pending arrival of a brother, David [CARLSON], with the U.S. Army in Ethiopia.

Paul A. Huls
Paul A. HULS, 75, R.R. 3, Rochester, who had operated a bait and boat rental business at the Tippecanoe river since 1939, was found dead in his car about 4 p.m. Monday 1 1/4 miles north of Hoover in Cass county. Dr. D. K. WINTER, Cass county coroner, said Mr. Huls apparently suffered a heart attack and died about 2 p.m. Monday. He was found lying on the seat of his car by Daniel DILLMAN of Hoover.
Mr. Huls lived along the Tippecanoe river east of U.S. 31, where he operated his bait and boat rental business. It was a popular place for beginning float boat trips down the Tippecanoe.
Dillman had talked to Mr. Huls about 12:30 p.m. while the latter was seining for bait at Goose creek in Adams township. At 4 p.m., when he noticed Mr. Huls' car still was parked in the same place, Dillman investigated and found the body. Dr. Winter opined that Mr. Huls became ill at the creek and went back to his car, where he died.
Born Aug. 2, 1889 in Paunee Rock, Kan., Mr. Huls moved to Rochester from Indianapolis, where he was well known because of his bait business and because he had been in vaudeville and played in a band there, also. He was the son of Amos and Mary Jane BROWNING HULS. He was married in Talma Dec. 24, 1913 to Mary Elvila STARNER, who survives. Mr. Huls was a member of the American Legion and VFW posts here. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Paul Devane HULS, Martinsville; two grandchildren; two nephews, Robert L. SMITH, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Jerry SMITH, R.R. 4, Rochester, and two nieces, Mrs. Don KEELE, Argos, and Mrs. Betty HARVEY, Royal Center.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James RHOADS officiating, assisted by the American Legion and VFW posts. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

John Annis
John "Jack" ANNIS, 71, R.R. 3, Argos, a farmer, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where he was admitted Saturday with a heart condition. He was a former employee of the Studebaker corporation at South Bend. Born Feb. 11, 1893 in Fon du Lac, Wis., he lived in Milwaukee and South Bend before moving to Argos in 1938. He was married in South Bend Dec. 22, 1923 to Jessie WHITTAKER, who survives.
Also surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Josephine) MAIER, R.R. 2, Bremen; a sister, Mrs. Rose NELL, Milwaukee, and two brothers, Fred ANNIS, Elkhorn, Wis., and Emil ANNIS, Milwaukee. Four sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, August 19, 1964

Willis Leininger
Willis LEININGER, 88, retired Akron merchant, died Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, after an extended illness.
Mr. Leininger was the last survivor of four brothers who, with their father, Dan LEININGER, operated the Dan Leininger and Sons department store in Akron for 81 years. The business was closed last year.
A life time resident of the Akron community, Willis Leininger was born Dec. 12, 1875, at Beaver Dam, the son of Daniel and Angeline HARTUNG LEININGER.
He graduated from the business school at Valparaiso university before entering the family business. His marriage was March 22, 1899, in Akron, to Anna KING, who died Aug. 15, three days before her husband, at Woodlawn hospital. Last rites were held Monday.
Surviving are one son, Ralph [LEININGER]; five grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Cleotis (Faye) SMITH, and Mrs. H. D. (Pearl) STONER, both of Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death, besides the wife and brothers, was one son, Walter [LEININGER].
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. 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 until the hour of service.

Thursday, August 20, 1964

Nellie M. Baker
Mrs. Nellie M. BAKER, 87, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 12:55 a.m. today in her home following an illness of three years. She was a native of Fulton county and had lived in the county all her life. Born Aug. 3, 1877, she was the daughter of Isaiah [A. and Nancy A. EWER] BACON. She was married Dec. 22, 1896 in Fulton county to George BAKER, who died in 1958.
Surviving are two sons, Robert [BAKER], R.R. 1, Macy, and Donald E. [BAKER], South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Florence BIRT, Indianapolis; eleven grandchildren, and thirty great-grandchildren. A son, Harry [BAKER], 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 Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Odie M. Keesey
Odie M. KEESEY, 78, R.R. 1, Akron, died Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient five days.
A farmer and lifetime resident of Fulton county, Mr. Keesey was born April 9, 1886, at Grass Creek, the son of Gideon and Margaret MORTS KEESEY.
His marriage was at Rochester May 26, 1906, to Nona Van LUE, who died in 1960.
He is survived by 73 direct descendants. These include nine daughters, three sons, twenty-eight grandchildren and thirty-three great-grandchildren.
Daughters are Mrs. Orville (Doris) ELLIS, Akron; Mrs. Earl (Mabel) BABER, Denver; Mrs. Otis (Helen) PUTTERBAUGH, Peru; Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) MILLER, Columbia City; Mrs. John (Kathryn) HATCH, Logansport; Mrs. Norman (Ruby) CUMBERLAND, Rochester; Mrs. Joe (Patricia) STANSBURY, Danville, Ill.; Mrs. William (Sue) SMITH and Mrs. William (Janet) ANDERSON, both of Rochester.
Sons are Ray [KEESEY], Cedar Lake; Fred [KEESEY], Akron, and Robert [KEESEY], Rochester. Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. S. D. DAWSON, Logansport. Preceding in death were three sisters and six brothers.
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and at the church an hour before the service.

Gwendolyn J. Griewank
Miss Gwendolyn Jean GRIEWANK, 29, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the home of her parents, Roy and Bessie SIMONTON GRIEWANK, R.R. 3, Argos, following extended illness.
Born Dec. 29, 1934 in Plymouth, she had resided all her life in Green township of Marshall county.
Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Kathryn) WARD and Mrs. Vern (Ilean) WEIGER, both of Tippecanoe, and two brothers, Albert E. [GRIEWANK], Argos, and John "Jack" [GRIEWANK], Elkhart.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ann Ellsworth
Miss Ann ELLSWORTH, a longtime and prominent resident on the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee at Culver, died this morning at a hospital in Evansville, Ill. She was 81 years old.
Born in Lafayette in April of 1883, she was the daughter of Edward E. ELLSWORTH, who was treasurer of Purdue university for many years. She also was a descendant of a former U.S. Supreme Court chief justice from New England.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Springvale cemetery, Lafayette.

Friday, August 21, 1964 to Saturday, August 22, 1964

[no obits]

Monday, August 24, 1964

Maryanna C. Wolford
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Maryanna C. WOLFORD, 73, Tiosa, who died Saturday at 7:10 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, 10 minutes after admission.
Death came after an illness of eight months.
The Rev. Ora LEMERT will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home
Born in Germany Nov. 6, 1890, Mrs. Wolford was the daughter of Abraham and Kathryn Von HAGEN BRIERLY. She came to the United States at the age of 18 and had lived in the Tiosa community most of her life. Her husband, Roy WOLFORD, died in April, 1941.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (Liale) SCHWENK, R.R. 5, Rochester; a son, Roy [WOLFORD], Rochester; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mae THOMAS, Rochester, and Mrs. Lowell (Faye) FISHBURN, Roswell, N.M.; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.

Ariel Haldeman
Funeral services will be conducted in the Rozelle funeral home in Anderson at 10 a.m. Tuesday for Mrs. Ariel HALDEMAN, 72, Anderson, former resident of Akron. Graveside rites will be at the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Mrs. Haldeman died Friday at Anderson.
Born Aug. 25, 1891 in Akron, Mrs. Haldeman was the daughter of John and Julia CLIFTON. She was married in Akron May 10, 1914 to the Rev. Walter HALDEMAN, who survives.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Irene BEERY, Rochester, and Mrs. Lena JEFFERIES and Mrs. Ruth DAVIS, both of Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home in Anderson.

Tuesday, August 25, 1964

Stella Z. Grube
Mrs. Stella Z. GRUBE, 76, Kewanna, died at 5 a.m. today in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Born Oct. 3, 1887 near Kewanna, she was the daughter of Byron and Lucy GUISE SLICK. She was married Oct. 29, 1906 to Ferd GRUBE, who preceded in death.
Mrs. Grube was a member of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church and the Kewanna Eastern Star lodge.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary APPLEMAN, Hammond; two granddaughters, and a sister, Mrs. Emma S. CARTER, Dunkirk, Ind.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Prairie Brove E.U.B. church near Kewanna with the Rev. Claude WALTERS officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after noon Wednesday until noon Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

Nancy Nickell
Funeral services will be Wednesday in the Boyle funeral home in Bark River, Mich., for Mrs. Nancy NICKELL, former resident of Rochester, now of Michigan, who died Sunday of a heart attack. She had been in failing health for the past few years.
Surviving are two daughters, two sons and several grandchildren.

Wednesday, August 26, 1964

William C. Hollis
William Curtis HOLLIS, 71, died at his home southwest of Kewanna at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday following a lingering illness. He was a farmer.
Born Near Royal Center in Boone township of Pulaski county, he was the son of Frank C. and Clara Ann APPLEGATE HOLLIS. He was married in St. Joseph, Mich., to Cora Mae MARTIN on June 11, 1917. He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ and the Winamac VFW. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are the wife; three sons, Elmer E. [HOLLIS], Muncie; Franklin L. [HOLLIS], Star City, and Russell E. [HOLLIS], Logansport; two daughters, Mrs. Violet M. TROUTMAN and Mrs. Eileen D. DONATHEN, both R.R. 3, Kewanna; fifteen grandchildren. A brother and a great-grandchild preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Kewanna Church of Christ with the Rev. Lonnie BENNETT officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Marie Kobi
Private funeral services will be conducted in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 2 p.m. Friday for Mrs. Marie KOBI, 77, Chicago, who died at 2:30 a.m. today in Oak Forest hospital in Chicago.
Born April 13, 1887 in Chicago, Mrs. Kobi had spent her entire life in Chicago and New York City. She was a member of the Chicago Church of Christ Scientist.
Surviving are two brothers, Joseph and Thomas HENNESSEY, and two sisters, Mrs. Martha ROBERTS and Mrs. Jennie PARSONS, all of Chicago. Mrs. Kobi was the aunt of Mrs. George (Helen) TATE and Charles SCHOONOVER, both of Argos.
Reader Homer TAYLOR of Plymouth will officiate at the services and buriall will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Thursday, August 27, 1964

Byron W. Jernigan
Byron W. JERNIGAN, 56, R.R. 6, died at 5:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Jernigan had been in failing health for one year.
Born Aug. 8, 1908 in Daddy, Fla., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William JERNIGAN. He was married Sept. 25, 1930 in Bowling Treen, O., to Olivia GOODY, who survives. Mr. Jernigan lived in the Rochester area for 16 years, coming from Detroit, Mich. He was a mechanic.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Homer (Barbara) GELLER, R.R. 6, Rochester; Mrs. Morris (Patricia) UTTER, Akron; Mrs. Voight (Shirley) ALLRED, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Madeline) RAMSEY, Akron; three sons, Sgt. Robert [JERNIGAN], Fort Dix, N.J., and Joseph and Michael [JERNIGAN], both of Rochester and eighteen grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Father Harold WELLER of the St. Joseph Catholic church officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Winfield S. Heisler
Winfield S. HEISLER, 84, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 4 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth of a heart seizure. He had been a patient for five days.
Born July 28, 1880 near Claypool, he was the son of William and Mary BULES HEISLER. He had lived in the Argos community for 20 years, coming from Warsaw.
Mr. Heisler attended the Argos Congregational Christian church. He had been a caretaker at the home of Miss Joy PHILLIPS for 20 years.
Surviving are two half-brothers, Floyd HEISLER, Claypool, and Charles HEISLER, Logansport. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday in the Argos Christian church with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday and at the church one hour before rites.

Friday, August 28, 1964

[no obits]

Saturday, August 29, 1964

Richard William Waltz
Richard William WALTZ, infant son of Richard and Karen SUMMERS WALTZ, R.R. 6, Rochester, died Friday at 6:30 p.m. shortly after birth at Woodlawn hospital.
Also surviving are two brothers, Tracy Lee and Terry Lee [WALTZ], at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard SUMMERS; Paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John WOLF; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Marie SUMMERS, and maternal great-grandfather, Charles ZARTMAN, all of Rochester.
A short service will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at the Foster & Good funeral home by the Rev. Graham MARSH. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

John R. Rhodes
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for John Riley RHODES, 87, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at 2 p.m. Friday at his residence. Death came unexpectedly, although he had been in failing health.
Born May 13, 1877, in Cass county he was the son of John and Jane SIMCOKE RHODES. His marriage was Oct. 2, 1901, in Cass county to Mattie MARTIN, who survives.
Mr. Rhodes had lived in the Rochester community 59 years, moving here from Cass county. A reitred farmer, he was a member of the First Baptist church.
Also surviving are two sons, Beecher [RHODES], Lucerne, and Dean [RHODES], Tippecanoe; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma LOUDERBACK, Rochester, and a brother, Claude RHODES, Twelve Mile. Two sisters preceded him in death.

Mollie Sausaman
Mrs. Mollie SAUSAMAN, 78, 518 Pontiac street, died at 2:45 a.m. today in the Pontious nursing home, where she had been a patient six months. She had been in failing health for the past few years.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, she was born March 1, 1886 to John and Rosa GOSS HAGAN. She was married Nov. 4, 1914 in Rochester to Frank SAUSAMAN, who died June 21, 1962. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eldon (Helen) SHERBONDY, Rochester; three sisters, Miss Pearl HAGAN, Detroit; Mrs. Dan (Effie) KLINE, Elkhart, and Mrs. F. L. (Ruth) TOMPKINS, Indianapolis; two brothers, Otis and Ed [HAGAN], both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Monday.

Monday, August 31, 1964

[no obits]

Tuesday, September 1, 1964

Shirley J. Raber
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the McCain funeral home for Mrs. Shirley Jean RABER, 41, R.R. 2, Macy, who died Sunday at 11 p.m. in Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital after an illness of six weeks.
Mrs. Raber had been transferred to the Fort Wayne hospital from Woodlawn hospital Aug. 23. She had been the recipient of some 20 pints of blood plasma here, given by local donors who were summoned on an emergency basis. Mrs. Raber had been afflicted with a rare condition in which the clotting properties of the blood were neutralized.
The Rev. William CLARK will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the Eastern Star will conduct its services at 8 p.m. today.
Born Sept. 7, 1923, in Miami county, Mrs. Raber was the daughter of Ira and Vernice KRISHER CONNER. Her marriage was to Kenneth RABER in 1946.
She was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church and the Eastern Star.
Surviving are the husband and three children, Julie Ann [RABER], 12, Gary Leroy [RABER], 10, and Paula Jean [RABER], two weeks; her parents, Twelve Mile, and two brothers, Ross CONNER, Markle, and Lewis CONNER, Twelve Mile.

Marvin J. Bailey
Marvin J. BAILEY, 36, 117 Ohio street, died at 2:18 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted at 6 p.m. Monday. He had been in failing health three years.
Born march 26, 1928 in Salyersville, Ky., he was the son of the late John BAILEY and of Mrs. O.C. (Dora) CRAFT HOWARD, R.R. 5, Rochester. He moved here two months ago from Salyersville.
On Stpe. 26, 1958 he was married in Michigan City to Jackie SANDERS. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving with the wife and mother are a son, Bart Allen [BAILEY], five years old; four sisters, Mrs. Hurndon (Finett) RUDD, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. James (Thelma) RUDD, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Dale (Betty) MILLER, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. John (Ilene) DAVIS, Blue Island, Ill.; three brothers, Carl and Paul [BAILEY], both of R.R. 5, Rochester, and Harold [BAILEY], R.R. 2, Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. The Rochester American Legion and Manitou VFW posts will conduct military rites. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Sarah Umberger
Mrs. Sarah "Katie" UMBERGER, 77, 1633 Jefferson steeet, died Monday at 9:20 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of 6 1/2 weeks.
Born Oct. 1, 1886, in Delaware county, she was the daughter of John and Ebimenda MYERS STAGGS. Her marriage was March 14, 1914, to Charles F. UMBERGER, who died in 1963.
Mrs. Umberger had lived in Rochester since March, moving here from the Claypool community where she had resided 50 years.
She was a member of the Burket Methodist church and of its WSCS and belonged to the Seward Township home economics club.
Surviving are three sons, Lawrence [UMBERGER], Los Angeles; James [UMBERGER], Rochester, and Valentine [UMBERGER], Leesburg; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary CARR, Elkhart, and two brothers, Edgar STAGGS, Yorktown, and Ralph STAGGS, Florida.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Burket Methodist church with the Rev. Clyde BYERS officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the Tucker funeral home in Claypool after 6 p.m. today and at the church an hour before the service.

Wednesday, September 2, 1964

Don Foglesong
Don FOGLESONG, 76, a barber in Kewanna for nearly 50 years before retiring less than a year ago, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday of a heart attack. He died in the same home at Kewanna in which he was born.
The son of William and Anna FERNBAUGH FOGLESONG, he was married in St. Joe, Mich, on June 9, 1912 to Blanche Emma ZEIDERS. He was a member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F.
Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Laura HAYES, St. Cloud, Fla.; two brothers, Ralph [FOGLESONG], Kewanna, and Fred [FOGLESONG[, address unknown; a niece; a nephew, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. A brother, Harry [FOGLESONG], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Charles ARMSTRONG of Poseyville, Mrs. Foglesong's nephew, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. John COLE. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, September 3, 1964

Earl Shimer
Earl SHIMER, 78, former Henry township trustee, died suddenly at 7 a.m. today of a heart attack in his home on R.R. 2, Akron. He had been in ill health for the past six years, but not seriously ill.
Born June 18, 1886 in Paulding county, O., he was the son of Grant and Ella JENKENS SHIMER. His marriage was in Antwerp, O., May 5, 1908 to Faye MURPHY, who survives.
Mr. Shimer, a retired farmer, had lived in the Akron community since 1913, coming from Ohio.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Beatrice) SHOEMAKER, R.R. 5, Rochester; a son, James [SHIMER], Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha COOK, Akron. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz 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 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, September 4, 1964

Leoata Young
Mrs. Leoata YOUNG, 87, R.R. 3, Rochester, a former student at Rochester Normal university and teacher in Fulton county schools, died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. In failing health for four years, she had been a patient at the hospital six days.
Born Feb. 1, 1877 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Levi and Margaretta HARTMAN SLONAKER. She lived two miles north of Leiters Ford.
Surviving are two cousins, Leonard SLONAKER, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mae HADDIG, South Bend.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home 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 after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, September 5, 1964

[no obits]

Monday, September 7, 1964

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 8, 1964

Shirley J. Raber
A harvest supper staged as a benefit for the Kenneth RABER family, R.R. 2, Macy, will be held Thursday at the Perrysburg Baptist church. Serving begins at 5 p.m. and the public is invited. Mrs. [Shirley Jean] RABER, mother of three children died Aug. 30 following the birth of a child and after receiving emergency donations of 20 pints of blood plasma.

Marie Bastow
Mrs. Marie BASTOW, 74, 700 Madison street, died this morning. Death followed an illness of one year.
Born April 16, 1890, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of James and Anna B. NOCKS SNEPP and had lived in Rochester 27 yers, moving here from Fulton.
Her marriage was March 18, 1952, in Rochester, to Ira A. BASTOW, who died June 19, 1957.
Mrs. Bastow was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving is a brother, Paul SNEPP, Fort Myers, Fla.
Last rites tentatively have been set for Friday. Other arrangements are incomplete at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

William V. Paul
Last rites were held this afternoon at Sheetz funeral home in Akron for William Verl PAUL, 79, who died at 7 a.m. Sunday in his home at Gilead of a heart attack. He had been in failing health six years.
The Rev. James SWAN officiated at services and burial was in Chili cemetery, where the Masonic lodge conducted its rites.
Born April 21, 1885, in Gilead, Mr. Paul was the son of Orlando and Angeline WHISTLER PAUL and had resided in that community his entire life.
His marriage was Feb. 21, 1907, in Macy, to Lula BLACK, who died in 1946. He was a retired farmer and a member of Macy Masonic Lodge 523.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Marie) MYERS, Chili; a son, Orville [PAUL], Louisville, Ky.; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Preceding in death were a brother and a sister.

Clara Belle Haimbaugh
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Clara Belle ALLISON HAIMBAUGH, 75, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died unexpectedly of a coronary attack at 7:30 p.m.Sunday in her home 1 1/2 miles south of Rochester on Ind. 25. She had not been feeling well for the past week.
Born Feb. 26, 1889 in State Line, Ind., she was the daugher of James and Isabelle ALLISON. Her marriage was may 12, 1908 in Chicago to Henry Porter HAIMBAUGH, who died Oct. 23, 1962.
Surviving are a son, Allison [HAIMBAUGH], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Isabell SNYDER, East Gary; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two nephews, James and Harry ALLISON. A brother, John ALLISON, and a sister, Laura SHANNON, preceded in death.
The Rev. Hugh STEWART will officiate at the services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ellis Rynearson
Ellis RYNEARSON, R.R. 3, Rochester, died about 12:30 p.m. today at his farm home in the Grandview community. Mr. Rynearson had been in failing health for the past year.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, September 9, 1964

Ellis N. Rynearson
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grandview E.U.B. church for Ellis N. RYNEARSON, 55, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at his farm home in the Grandview community at noon Tuesday. He had been ill for the past two years.
Born April 28, 1909 in Montouresville, Pa., he was the son of Lowe and Bernice HALL RYNEARSON. He was married June 23, 1933 in Niles, Mich., to Lucille M. TOWNE, who survives. Mr. Rynearson had spent most of his life in Fulton county, coming from Montouresville as a child.
A farmer, Mr. Rynearson was a member of the Grandview E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) STEININGER, R.R. 3, Rochester; three sons, Paul [RYNEARSON], Leiters Ford; Francis [RYNEARSON], Fort Wayne, and Larry [RYNEARSON], R.R. 6, Rochester; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sara COPLEN, Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. James (Marjorie) COX, Phoenix, Ariz.; four brothers, Earl [RYNEARSON], Hughesville, Pa.; Woodrow and Reuben [RYNEARSON], Rochester, and Joe [RYNEARSON], Osceola, and several nieces and nephews. A daughter and a sister preceded in death.
The Revs. Keith SMITLEY and C. J. MOWRER will officiate at the services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church one hour before services.

Mary A. Vandermark
Mary Ann VANDERMARK, 89, Mentone, died in her home at 3:30 a.m. today following a serious illness of nine months. She had resided most of her life in Mentone.
Born Sept. 25, 1874 in Burket, she was the daughter of Frank and Sarah CLINGERMAN MELTON. She attended the Mentone Baptist church. She was married in Knox to Levi VANDERMARK, who preceded in death.
Surviving are two sons, Orville and Earl [VANDERMARK], both of Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Edith) YOUNG, Warsaw; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Thursday, September 10, 1964

Marie Bastow
Last rites for Mrs. Marie BASTOW, 74, 700 Madison street, will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Interment will be in the Rochester mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bastow died at Woodlawn hospital Tuesday morning after a year's illness.
Mina B. Partridge
Miss Mina B. PARTRIDGE, 78, Tiosa, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient the past two weeks. Except for a few years in Marshall county, Ind., and in Toledo, O., she had resided all her life in the Tiosa community.
Born Feb. 13, 1886 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Clinton and Martha [EIDSON] PARTRIDGE. She had taught shool for a few years, but did clerical work most of her life.
Surviving are three sisters, Miss Olive PARTRIDGE, at home; Miss L. Mae PARTRIDGE, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Florence ARCHER, Toledo; two brothers, Merritt PARTRIDGE, Los Angeles, and Lee PARTRIDGE, Chicago, and a step-brother, Esthel FISH, Tucson, Ariz. A brother, Francis [PARTRIDGE], preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allan D. BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Lt. Cdr. John C. Thomas
Lt. Cdr. John C. THOMAS, Portland, nephew of Mrs. Ora STEPHEN of Rochester, has been identified as one of five U.S. Navy personnel who were killed in the crash of a U.S. patrol bomber in the South China sea at 2:41 p.m. Monday.
Eight persons were rescued after the SP2E Neptune plane crashed about 100 miles off the coast of South Viet Nam. Cause of the crash has not been announced.
Cdr. Thomas' wife and two children live at the Marine Corps Air Station at Iwankuni, Japan. His mother, Mrs. Cleo REENER, lives in Portland and the father, Earl THOMAS, resides in Jones, Mich.

Friday, September 11, 1964

Mary E. Loy
Mrs. William (Mary E.) LOY, formerly of Rochester, died at her home in Indianapolis Thursday. She was 90 years old.
Mrs. Loy moved from Rochester 1 1/2 years ago to live with her daughter, Mrs. Glenn C. CLOUD, in Indianapolis. Mrs. Cloud is the former Lucille STEEN of Rochester. Mrs. Loy was a member of the First Christian church of Rochester.
Surviving with the daughter is a sister, Mrs. Ethyl PIPER, Santa Monica, Cal.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple mortuary at Indianapolis. Graveside rites will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary.

Saturday, September 12, 1964

Shirley Raber
A harvest supper staged as a benefit for the Kenneth RABER family R.R. 2, Macy, Thursday night raised almost $1,700 from an outpouring of friends and neighbors who attended the affair at the Perrysburg Baptist church. Mrs. [Shirley Jean] RABER, mother of three children, died Aug. 30 after receiving emergency donations of 20 pints of blood plasma.
William W. Miller
William W. MILLER, 86, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 6:35 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital following a lingering illness.
Mr. Miller was living here with a daughter, Mrs. Jacob TITUS, at time of death.
Born Jan. 6, 1878, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph MILLER. He was married in 1901 to Emme Belle OSLER, who died in 1961. Mr. Miller had lived in Kokomo 50 years, where he was a painter and wallpaper hanger. He attended the Southside Christian church in Kokomo and was a lifetime member of the Painters union of Kokomo.
Surviving with Mrs. Titus, is another daughter, Mrs. Benjamin HENRY, Kokomo, with whom Mr. Miller also frequently made his home; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ellers funeral home in Kokomo with the Rev. Walter McADAMS officiating. Burial will be in the Kokomo Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Bessie H. Wilson
Mrs. Bessie Hazel WILSON, 73, Mentone, died Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw of a stroke that followed an extended illness.
Mrs. Wilson formerly lived on R.R. 2, Claypool.
Born May 3, 1891, she was the daughter of Benival and Emma CALHOUN GUISE and moved to the Mentone area from Culver. Her marriage was Sept. 26, 1912, to Delbert WILSON, who died 13 years ago.
Surviving are five sons, Charles [WILSON], R.R. 5, Rochester; Orean [WILSON], Wabash; Laurie [WILSON], R.R. 2, Claypool; William [WILSON], South Bend, and Edgar [WILSON], Cicero, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Louise) BARKMAN and Mrs. Byron (Opal) NELLANS, both of Mentone, and Mrs. Jack (Luceal) PRICHART, Sellersburg; twenty-four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. One daughter, Dorothy [WILSON], preceded in death.
Funeral services are incomplete, pending notification of death to two sons who are enroute to Florida. The King-Reed funeral home at Mentone is in charge of rites.

Archie Moore
Archie MOORE, 90, died at 3:10 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home here after a brief illness. He had resided in Kewanna and, during the winters, at Palmetto, Fla.
Born Oct. 2, 1873, in Winchester, Ky., Mr. Moore was the son of Samuel and Sally RAGLAND MOORE and had lived in Fulton and Miami counties since 1904. He owned and operated gracery stores in Peru and in Kewanna, retiring in 1940.
His marriage was Nov. 2, 1904, at Peru, to Lula GORE, who survives. Mrs. Moore resides with a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Marguerite) EWEN, R.R. 6, Rochester.
Mr. Moore attended Kentucky Wesleyan college at Winchester and was a member of the First Christian church at Bradenton, Fla., and of the Mexico Masonic lodge.
Besides the wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ewen; Mrs. Odin (Lucille) FEIDNER, R.R. 2, Rochester; Miss Gladys MOORE, Winchester, Ky., and Mrs. Charles (Allene) MILLS, Lincoln, Ill.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Charles MILLS of Lincoln, Ill., officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 14, 1964

Daisy Ulch
Mrs. Jerry (Daisy) ULCH, 80, a native of Fulton county, died Saturday morning at the Clark Memorial Methodist Home in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Born Sept. 24, 1883, she was the daughter of Dwelley Jr. and Anna SMITH BAILEY. She was married Feb. 26, 1906 in Fulton to Jerry ULCH, who died in 1949. Mrs. Ulch had lived in Michigan all her married life and was a member of the Copesmith, Mich., Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Murl FOSTER, Cadillac, Mich.; a son, Lester W. ULCH, Birmingham, Ala.; four grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Effie THRUSH and Mrs. Ella FELDER, both of Rochester; Mrs. Rhoda JONES, Argos, and Mrs. Bertha MEYER, Marion. A son preceded in death.
Funeral services were conducted today in Grand Rapids. Graveside rites will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Fulton cemetery.

Bessie H. Wilson
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Poplar Grove Methodist church for Mrs. Bessie Hazel WILSON, 72, Mentone, who died at 6:30 p.m. Friday of a stroke that followed an extended illness.
The Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone until 11 a.m. Tuesday and then at the church.

Maude Kleckner
Mrs. Maude KLECKNER, 76, a lifetime resident of the Tippecanoe community, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edna STAUFFER, R.R. 2, Argos. She had been ill about one year.
Born in Tippecanoe Nov. 30, 1887, she was the daughter of Henry and Dorinda MESLER SHAW. She was married in Tippecanoe Aug. 31, 1907 to Ora C. KLECKNER, who died Feb. 1, 1954. After her husband's death, Mrs. Kleckner lived with her children.
Mrs. Kleckner attended the Tippecanoe Christian church for many years.
Surviving with Mrs. Stauffer are four other daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Elva) LONGBRAKE, Claypool; Mrs. Donald (Ellen) ZECHIEL, South Bend, and Mrs. Estil (Mary) GEIER and Mrs. Charles (Zona) BILYEW, both of Rochester; a son, Samuel [KLECKNER], Mishawaka; sixteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Junu [KLECKNER], died in infancy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Charles E. DINWIDDIE officiating. Burial will be in the Summit chapel cemetery southeast of Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, September 15, 1964

Thurl Fear
Thurl FEAR, 57, R.R. 1, Argos, was crushed to death Monday at 7:45 p.m. while he was removing the transmission from his auto and the jacks holding the car slipped, causing the car to fall on him. He was working on the car at Cook lake, R.R. 4, Plymouth.
Born March 3, 1907 in the Sevastopol community near Mentone, he was the son of John and Susie FEAR. His marriage was in January of 1933 to Elnora MECHLING, who died July 24, 1954.
Mr. Fear was an employee of the Ritz Craft trailer factory in Argos and also did some farming.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lowell (Ruth) HOLLAR, Etna Green; two sons, John [FEAR], Modesto, Cal., and Harold [FEAR], Hawthorn, Cal.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Edith) SCOTT, Argos, and Mrs. Richard (Juanita) BOGANWRIGHT, Claypool, and a half-sister, Mrs. James (Ethel) DAVIS, Etna Green.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Russell GOOD of Argos officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 16, 1964

Charles W. Hoffman
Charles W. HOFFMAN, 80, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for one day. He had been in failing yealth for two years.
Born Aug. 19, 1884, in Fulton county, where he spent the majority of his life, he was the son of Silas and Lydia ROYER HOFFMAN.
His marriage was to Delta P. BARKMAN in Akron, Aug. 27, 1910. She died in January.
Mr. Hoffman was a retired farmer and attended the Bethlehem Baptist church.
He is survived by two sons, Lavoy HOFFMAN, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Capt. Donald W. HOFFMAN, Willingboro, N.J.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Sadie MILLS, Anderson, and Mrs. Eva STRONG, Akron. A son, grandson, four sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Good funeral home with the Revs. Gene CLYMER and Harry SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 17, 1964

Mary E. Thompson
Mrs. Mary E. THOMPSON, 72, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 8:50 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for two days. She had been in failing health for the past year.
Born Aug. 11, 1892 in Richland township, she was the daughter of William and Christina COPLEN BEEHLER. Her marriage was Feb. 27, 1915 in Richland township to Leo D. THOMPSON, who survives. She had spent most of her life in Fulton county.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Hubert D. [THOMPSON], Harvey, Ill., and Robert D. [THOMPSON], Cincinnati, O.; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Clair (Ruth) NELLANS and Mrs. Wilby (RETHAL) EVANS, both R.R. 3, Rocheter, and Mrs. Dwight (Alta) ROUCH, Fulton, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, September 18, 1964

Mary E. Thompson
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Mary E. THOMPSON, who died Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. The Revs. Clyde WALTERS and Edward MILLER will officiate.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery and friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Forrest L. Seal
Dr. Forrest L. SEAL, 45, associate professor of speech at University of Southern California nine years, died Tuesday morning in Queen of Angels hospital at Los Angeles of a heart attack. He was to have started this month as director of the graduate program in speech at California State College at Fullerton, having resigned from the USC faculty recently.
Dr. Seal was a teacher of speech and social studies at Rochester high school during the 1943-44 year.
Funeral services were today at Buena Park, Cal.
Dr. Seal is survived by his wife, Ida [SEAL], and daughters, Rebecca, 17, and Anne [SEAL], 12, 1525 East Brookdale Place, Fullerton, Cal.
An authority on classical and medieval rhetoric, Dr. Seal had been in charge of the fundamentsl speech program at USC. He attended Marion college in Indiana and was a graduate of Manchester college, the University of Wisconsin and Purdue university. He also took graduate work at the University of Missouri.
A native of Marion also Dr. Seal's teaching experience was at Stephens college in Columbia, Mo., and DePauw university at Greencastle, Ind., where he was on the faculty and director of forensics eight years beore coming to USC.

Saturday, September 19, 1964

Oral G. Murray
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna for Oral G. MURPHY, 75, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 9:30 a.m.Friday following an illness of six weeks.
The Rev. Lester SINGER will officiate and burial will be in the Moon cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.
Born Sept. 25, 1888 in Michigan, Mr. Murray was the son of James H. and Abby PHILLIPS MURRAY. He was married Sept. 7, 1910 to Grace SHRADER. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Harlan TALBOTT and Mrs. Joe LONG, both of Plymouth, and Mrs. Violet MILLER, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Ada MUMMERT, Lithonian, Ga.; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A son, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Inez Skinner
Mrs. Inez CARSON SKINNER, 75, R.R 1, Twelve Mile, died at 2:30 a.m. today at her home after an illness of six months.
Born March 1, 1889, in Cass county, she was the daughter of William and Lorinda LEFFEL CARSON. She had resided in the Twelve Mile community most of her lifetime.
She was married Sept. 24, 1910, at Twelve Mile, to Hugh R. SKINNER, who survives. Mrs. Skinner was a member of the Twelve Mile E.U.B. church, Adams Township home demonstration club and Skinner's Chapel Ladies Aid.
Survivors, besides the husband, are three sons, Clifton [SKINNER[, Twelve Mile; Charles W. [SKINNER], Mexico, and Hugh [SKINNER], Jr., Logansport; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Preceding in death were two brothers and one sister.
Funeral rites will be at McCain country chapel at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 21, 1964

William R. Campbell
Last rites and burial were held today at Charleston, W. Va., for William R. CAMPBELL, 62, Peru, former Rochester resident who died Thursday at his home following a six-month illness.
Mr. Campbell had operated the Du-Drop Inn on East Ninth street here for 20 years before selling it in 1956. Associated in the business with him was his first wife, now deceased, the former Ocia SLENTZ.
He had been a carman for the Wabash railroad at Peru since 1929 and had moved to that city from Rochester in 1960. His second marriage was June 20, 1961, to Hazel STUDEBAKER, who survives.
He was born at St. Albans, W. Va., April 28, 1902.
Surviving besides the wife, are his mother, five step-grandchildren, a brother, a sister and a half-sister, all in West Virginia.

Odessa M. Wynn
Mrs. Odessa May WYNN, 75, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient 1 1/2 months. She had been in failing health one year. She lived on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
A lifetime resident of Rochester and vicinity, Mrs. Wynn was born in Fulton county Oct. 9, 1888, to John and Amanda WITTERS ESSEX. She was married to Earl W. WYNN, who survives, and was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church and the Rochester Rebekah lodge.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Clarence E. [WYNN], Fairfield, Conn., and Raymond E. [WYNN], Miami, Fla.; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a brother, Albert KISSINGER, LaPorte.
Funeral rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Edward E. MILLER officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Willard Williams
Willard WILLIAMS, 80, Fulton, died at 2:30 a.m. today in his home following an illness of two years.
Mr. Williams, a lifetime resident of Fulton county, was born Aug. 31, 1884 in Fulton county. He was the son of Allen and Julie KELLY WILLIAMS. His marriage was Oct. 11, 1905 in Fulton to May WHYBREW, who survives.
A retired farmer, Mr. Williams was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Chester [WILLIAMS], R.R. 1, Rochesrter, and Joseph [WILLIAMS], R.R. 6, Rochester; three brothers, Herman [WILLIAMS], Wabash; Everett [WILLIAMS], Saginaw, Mich., and Clarence [WILLIAMS], Battle Creek, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel DEAL, Marshall, Mich., and Mrs. Mary COSNER, Sagniaw, Mich.; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A son and two grandchildren preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton E.U.B. church. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.

James S. Utter
James S. UTTER, 66, Disko, died at 2:20 a.m. Sunday at the Wabash county hospital, where he was aditted Saturday. Ill for 12 years, he had been in serious condition for four days.
Mr. Utter was a retired railroad employee, having worked for the Big Four for 31 years. He was a lifetime resident of Akron and Disko communities.
Born in Fulltn county June 10, 1898, he was the son of David and Eliza LANDIS UTTER. He was married Sept. 18, 1917 in St. Joe, Mich., to Fern GAULD. He was a member of the Milford First Brethren church.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Beulah) WOEHLER, Huntington, and Mrs. Charles (Edna Mae) KREIDER, North Manchester; three sons, Arbie [UTTER], Kewanna; Ernest [UTTER], Rochester, and Gail [UTTER], Cherry Point, N.D.; twenty-four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John (Cora) EBER and Mrs. Henry (Tressa) SMITH, both of Akron, and a brother, Henry [UTTER], Huntington. A daughter and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Woodrow IMMEL officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Esther M. Miller
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron for Mrs. Esther M. MILLER, 69, R.R. 1, Akron, who died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Bremen Community hospital. She had been in failing health for several years and in critical condition for the past week.
Born Dec. 3, 1894 on the farm where she spent her entire life, she was the daughter of Daniel D. and Ada LINEBAUGH DICKERHOFF. She was married March 7, 1914 to J. R. "Tommy" MILLER, who survives. Also surviving are several cousins.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Akron Cooperative Brethren church.
The Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Arthur GISH will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery near Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 22, 1964

Dora Scholder
Mrs. Dora SCHOLDER, whose homemade candy delighted a whole generation of Rochester children and adults, died Monday at 8:05 p.m. in the Miller nursing home here after an extended illness. She was 93 years of age and had been a nursing home patient since Sept. 4.
Mrs. Scholder resided at 112 West Eighth street, where for over 30 years she made and sold unique candy delicacies that were unobtainable elsewhere.
Born Feb. 1, 1871, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Michael and Emily Elizabeth HOFFMAN SNYDER, and had spent her lifetime in this community. Her marriage was in Rochester March 17, 1900, to Charles F. SCHOLDER, who died April 25, 1952.
She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and of the Rebekah lodge.
Only immediate survivors are numerous nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Mary HENNON, Argos.
Last rites will be in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Olive Hall
Mrs. Olive HALL, 92, Argos, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where she was admitted Sunday. She had lived in Argos since 1940, moving there from Nebraska, where she had lived 35 years.
Born in Walnut township near Argos June 2, 1872, she was the daughter of Henry and Sarah WALTZ. She was married in marh, 1893, to Alva HALL, who died in 1956. She was a member of the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ada BRUNSON, Argos, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church with the Rev. Eugene CLARK officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery southwest of Bourbon. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday and then at the church.

Ruth Ault
Mrs. Ruth AULT, 64, R.R. 1, Plymouth, became ill while shopping in Plymouth and died enroute to Plymouth Parkview hospital about 4 p.m. Monday.
She was born Aug. 4, 1900 in Etna Green to Harry and Elsie WRIGHT. She had moved to near Plymouth two weeks ago from Rutland, near Culver. Her marriage was to Ralph AULT in Warsaw March 23, 1925.
Surviving are the husband; six daughters, Mrs. Evard (Jean) ZARTMAN, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Asa (Katherine) BROFFORD, Akron; Mrs. Robert (Nancy) STILES, Plymouth; Mrs. James (Virginia) EADS, Syracuse; Mrs. N. J. (Ethel) WROCKLAGE, Delphos, O., and Mrs Bernard (Alice) DILLARD, Inwood; two sons, Arlon [AULT], Plymouth, and Calvin RINGLE, Rochester; twenty-four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Elsie WRIGHT, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Robert BRENTLINGER, South Vend, and nieces and nephews. A daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. J. L. LONGNECKER officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 23, 1964

Barnard Fowler
Bernard FOWLER, 69, R.R. 5, Logansport, former resident of Fulton, died at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday at his home following an illness of several years.
Born Aug. 22, 1895 at Fowlerton, Ind., he was the son of Jefferson and Ella BERRY FOWLER. His marriage was Nov. 2, 1930 at Muncie to Fae BRADLEY, who survives.
Mr. Fowler moved to the Logansport area after living in Fulton for 32 years. He was an employee of the Logansport Machine company for 19 years. He was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, Burl [FOWLER], Daytona Beach, Fla.; Morris [FOWLER], at home, and Carl and Glen [FOWLER], both of Logansport; a daughter, Mrs. William (Caroline) CARROLL, Savannah, Ga.; seven grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Hermia HAVENS, Long Beach, Cal.; Mrs. Reba BRIGGS, Ventura, Cal; Miss Mildred FOWLER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Hilda GASTINEAU, Dayton, O.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Walter W. Wilson
Walter W. WILSON, 80, Del Ray Beach, Fla., a former Kewanna resident, died in Del Ray Beach Tuesday following an illness of several years.
Mr. Wilson was a former Fulton county surveyor and was a retired farmer. He moved from Kewanna to Florida in 1955.
Born in Kewanna March 21, 1884, he was the son of William F. and Charlotte DOAN WILSON. His wife, Nellie Mae [WILSON], preceded in death. He was a member of the Cason Methodist church in Del Ray Beach and was a graduate of Kewanna high school and Purdue university. He served with the Army in the Philippine Islands.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Louise) MASTELLER, Kewanna, and Mrs. Eugene (Martha) LATHAM, Evansville; a son, Harold [WILSON], Indianapolis; a sister, Miss Myrtle WILSON, Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Ernest [WILSON], Morrow, O.; seventeen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Thursday, September 24, 1964

Walter W. Wilson
Among the survivors of Walter W. WILSON, former county surveyor who died at 80 years Tuesday in Del Ray Beach, Fla., is his wife, Clara Mae [WILSON]. It had been erroneously reported Wednesday that his wife preceded in death. Last rites for Mr. Wilson will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna.
Helene E. Boots
Mrs. Helene E. BOOTS, 57, Culver, died at 3:45 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth following a three-month illness.
Mrs. Boots, a registered nurse, was born June 22, 1907 in Whitehall, N.Y. She was married April 15, 1929 to George R. BOOTS, who survives.
A member of the Culver Grace United Church of Christ, she had lived in Marshall and Fulton counties since 1946, coming from Champaign, Ill.
Surviving with the husband are three sons, a daughter, a brother, two sisters and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Culver Grace United Church of Christ with the Rev. Harold HOHMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after noon Friday until noon Sunday and then at the church one hour before service.

Friday, September 25, 1964

Lela Petrie
Last rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent's church at Logansport for Mrs. Lela PETRIE, 67, who died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at her home in that city after an extended illness.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Maurice FOLEY will officiate at services and burial will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery. Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport after 7 p.m. Saturday. The rosary will be recited there at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Born April 2, 1897, in Cass county, Mrs. Petrie was the daughter of Schuyler and Jennie KAHLER GUNDRUM. She was married to August PETRIE, who died in 1935, and was a member of St. Joseph's church.
Surviving are three sons, Charles and Richard [PETRIE], both of R.R. 5, Logansport; Robert [PETRIE], Logansport; four daughters, Mrs. Betty MORECRAFT, Peru; Mrs. Maxine COUGHLIN, Logansport; Mrs. Imogene LeDONNE, R.R. 1, Walton, and Mrs. Evelyn BOHLANDER, Winter Haven, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Jennie RICHTER and Mrs. Gladys TAM, both of Rochester; Mrs. Tura HOLLIS, Lansing, Ill., and Mrs. Beulah ZIEDERS, South Bend; one brother, James GUNDRUM, Rochester; fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceding in death was a son James [PETRIE], in 1962.

Bernard Fowler
Services were conducted this afternoon for Bernard FOWLER, 69, R.R. 5, Logansport, a former resident of Fulton who died at his home Tuesday night.
The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiated and burial was in the Fulton cemetery. The Ditmire-Davidson funeral home of Fulton was in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, September 26, 1964

Lori Ann Tyler
A daughter [Lori Ann [TYLER] born at 11:30 p.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital to Billy D. and Donizetti PERDUE TYLER, R.R. 1, Rochestr, died about five minutes after birth.
Surviving with the parents are four brothers at home, Dennis Dean, Mark Allen, Michael Ray and Douglas Lynn [TYLER]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis TYLER, Rochester; the paternal great-grandfather, William PICKENS, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and the Maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. [Nanna ALTICE], Roanoke, W. Va.
Graveside rites were conducted this afternoon at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery by the Rev. William SIMPSON. The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Monday, September 28, 1964

Frank C. Barker
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Frank C. BARKER, 57, Reading, Mass., a native of Fulton who died Saturday.
The Rev. Paul GARNER will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Services also will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Reading.
Vice president of Northeast Airlines, Mr. Barker died at 11 p.m. Saturday of a heart attack in Reading, where he had lived for 28 years.
He was Born May 29, 1907 to V. L. and Eva May BAIR BARKER and was married Aug. 11, 1934 to Herstine "Dee" BROWN.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Douglas [BARKER], Reading; the father, who has homes in Fulton and Huntington, W. Va.; and a sister, Mrs. Phil (Elsa) ESKEW, Carmel.

Lori Ann Tyler
Additional survivors were listed today for Lori Ann TYLER, daughter of Billy D. and Donizetti PERDUE TYLER, R.R. 1, Rochester. The infant died five minutes after birth at South Bend Memorial hospital Friday night.
Surviving in addition to those listed earlier are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry PERDUE, Rochester, and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Nanna ALTICE, Roanoke, W. Va.

Tuesday, September 29, 1964

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Wednesday, September 30, 1964

Orval Fear
Services for Orval FEAR, 84, native of Fulton county, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating.
Burial will be in the Fairmount cemetery north of Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Fear made his home with a son, Samuel [FEAR], near Plymouth. He died there Tuesday morning. He was born in this county March 29, 1880, and married Nellie WARREN Nov. 1, 1902. She died May 3, 1955.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Louis HOOKER, Argos; Mrs. Marie McCLURE, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Edna WEEDLING and Mrs Violet ELLIOTT, both of Plymouth; another son, Jack [FEAR], Argos; two brothers, Lisle FEAR, Warsaw, and Homer FEAR, Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Maude CARTWRIGHT, Warsaw.

Bruce Sherbondy
Rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Walley-Mills-Zimmerman funeral home at Elkhart for Bruce SHERBONDY, 84, former Rochester resident who died Monday at his home in Elkhart after a long illness.
Mr. Sherbondy had been engaged in the plumbing business here with his brother, the late Otto SHERBONDY, and moved from the city about 20 years ago. His wife, who survives, is the former Fern MASTELLER of Rochester, to whom he was married here May 25, 1920.
The Rev. W. W. KENNELL will officiate at rites and burial will be in Rice cemetery in Elkhart. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Silver Lake March 19, 1880, Mr. Sherbondy had retired in 1950. He was a member of the First E.U.B. church in Elkhart.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold ACHBERGER, Elkhart; three grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ada SHERBONDY, Rochester.

Christina Kreighbaum
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the William Stemm funeral home at Elkhart for Mrs. Christina KREIGHBAUM, 87, Elkhart, who died at General hospital in that city Tuesday morning.
The Rev. Quinton EVEREST, Jr., will officiate at rites and burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Elkhart.
Born Oct. 28, 1876, near Lima, O., she was married in Rochester July 5, 1899, to Fred W. KREIGHBAUM, who died in 1959.
Surviving are four sons, Lloyd, Thaddeus and Earl [KREIGHBAUM], all of Elkhart, and Richard [KREIGHBAUM], Ehrenburg, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Charles TOMPKINS, Elkhart, and Mrs. William HUPPERT, Akron; a sister, Mrs. Rosa COX, Akron; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jerome Cloutier
Jerome CLOUTIER, 51, Argos, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Plymouth Parkview hospital following a six-month illness. He was a schedule supervisor for the Young Door company of Plymouth.
The son of Isadore and Maud BOICK CLOUTIER, he was born Aug. 12, 1913 in Detroit. He moved to Plymouth five years ago and to Argos a month ago. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic church of Plymouth and the Knights of Columbus of Detroit. He served overseas during World War II.
Mr. Cloutier was married Aug. 30, 1955 in Northville, Mich., to Rosemary SEGUIN, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons at home, Jerome Paul [CLOUTIER], Jr., 8, and John Francis [CLOUTIER], 4; a sister, Mrs. William (Frances Fern) MURPHY, Argos; two brothers, Marvin [CLOUTIER], Sunbury, Pa., and Donald [CLOUTIER], Farmington, Mich.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where the Rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Michael's church with the Rev. Father Thaddius KWAK officiating. Graveside services and military rites will be at 4 p.m. Friday in the Holy Sepulchure cemetery at Farmington.

Thursday, October 1, 1964

Esthel Raymond Fish
Esthel Raymond FISH, 78, a Newcastle township native, died at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz. He had been in failing health four months. He was a retired railway postal clerk.
The son of John Herschel and Mary BUGBEE FISH, he was born near Talma Feb. 4, 1886. He had lived in Grand Rapids, Mich., before moving to Tucson 25 years ago. He was married Jan. 25, 1909 in Argos to Vida COPLEN, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Winifred BARRETT, Douglas, Ariz., and Mrs. Mary HEIMBARGER, Tucson; four sons, Herbert [FISH], Battle Creek, Mich.; Charles and James [FISH], Tucson, and Donald [FISH], Yuma, Ariz.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and two half-sisters of near South Bend.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with Rev. John KRIEG officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, October 2, 1964

Melvin Matz
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Melvin MATZ, 73, Argos, who died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Lakeside hospital at Rice Lake, Wis. Mr. Matz suffered a stroke about 10 a.m. Wednesday, in Chetek, Wis.
The Rev. Richard EISINGER will officiate at the services and burial will be in the City cemetery at Bremen. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.
Born Nov. 4, 1890 in Bremen, Mr. Matz moved to Route 1, Argos in 1947, where he was a farmer. After retiring last spring, he moved into Argos. He was married in Plymouth to Nellie PRICE in 1910 and was a member of the Lutheran church.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, Kenneth [MATZ], Wyatt, Ind., and Roscoe [MATZ], Bremen; six grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. A son, Edward [MATZ], died in 1963.

Saturday, October 3, 1964

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Monday, October 5, 1964

Trudie Olmstead
Mrs. Trudie OLMSTEAD, 72, Fulton, died at 11:05 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been in ill health since 1960 and critically ill since Sept. 17. Rites are pending at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton.

Orvan Van Lue
Orvan V. Van LUE, 56, former teacher and principal at Rochester high school, died Sunday at 1:30 a.m. at Hinsdale Sanitarium hospital, Hinsdale, Ill., where he had been a patient nine days.
Mr. Van Lue was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack at his trailer home in LaGrange, Ill. He and his wife resided there during weekdays while Mr. Van Lue pursued his duties as educational representative in Illinois for Encyclopedia Brittannica. He had been with the firm 12 years.
The Van Lue residence is at 129 West Fifth street in Rochester. Mr. Van Lue was a lifetime resident of this community, having been born near the city Aug. 17, 1908, the son of James and Tincy Jane FULTZ Van LUE.
He was married at Anderson June 29, 1929, to Mildred AMICK, who survives. The father, James Van LUE of Rochester, also survives. The mother died in April, 1956.
Mr. Van Lue was a teacher of mathematics and science at Rochester high school from 1938-49, became the school's first guidance instructor in 1946 and served as principal from 1949-53.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian church, the Professional Bookmen's Association, Rochester Masonic lodge, past member of the Rochester Kiwanis club and was active in Boy Scouting work.
A graduate of DePauw university, where he was a member of Delta Chi social fraternity, he received his master's degree from Indiana university.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Rebecca) KERR, Columbus, O.; two sons, John Richard [Van LUE], Syracuse, and William Joseph [Van LUE], Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Harold (Anna) VANDEGRIFT, Saum, Minn.; Mrs. Chloris (Kathern) BARKMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Willetta MINGLIN, Rochester; two brothers, Leonard and Hubert [Van LUE], both of Indianapolis, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Masonic lodge will conduct its rites at the cemetery.
Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Hugh STEWART and the Rev. Harold TURPIN of Hammond, former Presbyterian minister here.

Tuesday, October 6, 1964

Florence Rouch
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers fneral home for Mrs. Florence ROUCH, 71, South Bend, who was found dead at her home Monday morning. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Rouch moved from Rochester to South Bend about two months ago. She was born June 16, 1893 in Fulton to Lewis and Frances POWNALL LEAR. She was married in Fulton in 1914 to Verd L. ROUCH, who died in 1942. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ray BOWEN, Lakeville; Mrs. Herbert THORPE, South Bend, and Mrs. Paul EDWARDS, Dunedin, Fla.; two sons, Kenneth [ROUCH], Muskegon, Mich., and Phillip [ROUCH], Los Angeles; seventeen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Trudie Olmsted
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Mrs. Trudie ZABST OLMSTED, 71, Fulton, who died at 11:05 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. James RANARD will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The wife of County Councilman Charles OLMSTED, Mrs. Olmsted had been in ill health since 1960 and in critical condition two weeks.
She was born in Fulton county Oct. 14, 1892 to Charles and Mary BAKER ZARTMAN. A lifetime resident of Fulton, she was married there in 1914 to Joe ZABST, who died in 1950. She was married in 1957 to Charles OLMSTED.
Surviving with the husband are three sons, Eldon ZABST, Rochester; Marvin ZABST, Fulton, and Max [ZABST], Angola; a step-daughter, Mrs. Clyde CORNELL, R.R. 6, Rochester; eight grandchildren; a step-grandchild, and a brother, Voris ZARTMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester. A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Wednesday, October 7, 1964

Dale Zimmerman
Dale ZIMMERMAN, surveyor of Fulton county for 26 years, died of a heart attack Tuesday about 9:20 p.m. while attending the annual meeting of the Fulton County Farm Bureau at the Richland Center high school gym.
He was 57 years of age.
Mr. Zimmerman had been in apparent good health and his death was entirely unexpected. He was a candidate for an 11th term as surveyor on the Republican ticket at November's election and was attending the Farm Bureau meeting along with other candidates.
He was stricken fatally while seated on the front row of bleachers and during the introduction of Republican candidates, Dr. Otis BOWEN of Bremen, candidate for state representative, was speaking when Mr. Zimmerman slumped in his seat.
Seated next to him was Mrs. Marianne CARR, county Republican vice chairman, who cried out for assistance. Dr. Bowen rushed to Mr. Zimmerman's aid but efforts to revive him were without avail.
Mr. Zimmerman first was elected to the surveyor's post in 1938 and was reelected six times to two-year terms and on three occasions to four-year terms when the length of office was changed.
His connections with the county surveyor's office date from 1933. He began work then as an assistant and served under three surveyors until assuming the office himself.
A licensed professional engineer since 1941, Mr. Zimmerman was a graduate of Rochester school and attended Northwestern university's school of commerce. He and his wife, the former Hazel HAMMAN, who survives, resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
He was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Moose, Elks, Eagles and I.O.O.F. lodges; chamber of Commerce, National Society of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and of the Fulton County Conservation club.
Norman Dale ZIMMERMAN was born Aug. 30, 1907, in Rochester and had spent his entire life in this community. His parents were William W. and Mabel A. NORMAN ZIMMERMAN, the mother surviving and residing in this city.
His marriage was at Rochester Sept. 6, 1935.
Surviving, besides the wife and mother, are one daughter, Mrs. Frederick (Karen Sue) SCOTT, Anderson; two brothers, Ralph and Byron [ZIMMERMAN], both of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Nina WAECHTER, Los Angeles; Mrs. Hugh (Lura) KIRKENDALL, Mrs. Wilma McKINNEY and Mrs. Stanley (Anita) SAMUELSON, all of Rochester; five grandchildren; an uncle, Lon ZIMMERMAN, and an aunt, Mrs. Meda BOELTER, both of Rochester and numerous nices and nephews.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, October 8, 1964

Carl D. Kessler
Carl D. KESSLER, 60, R.R. 2, Rochester, died in Woodlawn hospital at 6:45 a.m. today of a heart attack. He had been a patient at Woodlawn since Tuesday. Mr. Kessler resided on Country Club drive at Lake Manitou.
Born in Miami county Aug. 10, 1904, he was the son of David T. and Elizabeth EXMEYER KESSLER. His marriage was April 12, 1925, to Addie M. FISHER, who survives.
Mr. Kessler retired from the Kessler & Westcott insurance agency of Peru two years ago because of ill health.
He was a member of the Peru First Methodist church, Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Valley Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, Eastern Star and Peru Moose and Elks lodges.
He was past exalted ruler of the Peru Elks, past district deputy of the Elks, past president of the Indiana Association of Insurance Agents, past president of the Peru Chamber of Commerce, Secretary-treasurer of the Victory Ordnance during World War II and was a director of the Indiana Insurance Association.
Surviving with the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Evalin) WESTCOTT, Peru; three grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. E. R. POWELL, Santa Fe, Ind., and Mrs. Lawrence OVERMAN, Amboy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru with Dr. Orrin MANIFOLD officiating. Burial will be in the Peru Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. Elks services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday.

Friday, October 9, 1964

Arthur R. Adamson
Arthur Rabor ANDERSON, 76, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Thursday at 5:15 p.m. in the Miller nursing home here after an extended illness. He had been a patient at the nursing home since Sept. 12, and was seriously ill the past month.
He resided on the Tippecanoe river in Richland township.
Born Dec. 1, 1887, at Rochester, he was the son of Homer and Isabelle JEWELL ADAMSON. A retired cook and veteran of World War I, Mr. Adamson came here from Detroit, where he had lived 38 years. He was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and the Leroy Shelton Post of American Legion.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Emerson (Ruth) FELDER, Fulton; two brothers, Clarence and Roy [ADAMSON], both of Rochester and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating, assisted by the American Legion. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Jacob H. Grass
Jacob H. GRASS, 87, died Thursday at 4:15 p.m. in his home at the We-Like-It mobile home court on the north shore of Lake Manitou. He had been ill two weeks with a heart condition.
A farmer who retired two years ago, Mr. Grass was born near Tippecanoe on Nov. 21, 1876, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph GRASS. He had spent most of his life in Newcastle township. He had lived at the mobile home court two months.
His marriage was Nov. 24, 1900, in Rochester to Elsie ROGERS, who survives. Mr. Grass was a member of the Talma Bible church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Mary) KONNECK, R.R. 1, Mentone; one son, Emerson [GRASS], R.R. 2, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were a brother and two sisters.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Merrill SHAW officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, northeast of the city. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, October 10, 1964

Edward R. Hudkins
Edward R. HUDKINS, 82, Kewanna, died at 3 a.m. today in his home. He was a retired section foreman of the C. & O. railroad.
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna with he Rev. Gary BARGERHUSS officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the I.O.O.F. lodge will hold services. Friends may call at the funeral home after Sunday noon.

Monday, October 12, 1964

Edward R. Hudkins
Last rites were held this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Edward R. HUDKINS, 82, Kewanna, who died at his home early Saturday morning.
The Rev. Gary BARGERHUSS officiated and burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery, where I.O.O.F. services were read.
Born April 24, 1882, in Union township, Mr. Hudkins was a lifetime resident of that community. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper and Leveda APPLEGATE HUDKINS. He was married Nov. 25, 1905, to Ethel MILLER, who survives.
A section foreman for the C. & O. railroad 35 years, he had retired 11 years ago. Mr. Hudkins was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and a 50-year member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Besides the wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Violet) STARR, Culver, and Mrs. Rena HANSON, Lowell; one brother, Nelson [HUDKINS], Elkhart; one aunt, Mrs. Mary BROWN, Chicago; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.

Patricia Kay Copestick
Graveside services were conducted this afternoon at the Mount Hope cemetery in Peru by the Rev. Gerald KREH for Patricia Kay COPESTICK, two days old, who died at Woodlawn hospital at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.
She was the daugher of Robert and Laura HAUSER COPESTICK, 165 1/2 North Broadway, Peru.
The Listenberger funeral home of Peru was in charge of arrangements.

Edward Girod
Edward GIROD, 77, who resided in the Tiosa community of Richland township, died Sunday at 2:20 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since 4 p.m. Saturday. Death came following a week's illness.
Born Jan. 18, 1887, at Berne, he had lived in this community 14 years, moving here from Rogers, Ark. His parents were Henry and Sarah LAZIUR GIROD. A retired farmer, he was married July 4, 1908, at Carr Settlement, Mich., to Kate BEMISS, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Helen) BAUMAN, Mrs. George (Nellie) HAWK and Mrs. Donald (Ruth) SMITH, all of Harvey, Ill.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd STOUT, Dixon, Ill., and Mrs. Francis BECKER, Waupaca, Wis., and two brothers, Martin and Putman [GIROD], both of Ladysmith, Wis.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Edna I. Ullery
The Fulton County traffic fatality toll for 1964 climbed to 10 Sunday at 2 a.m. when Mrs. Edna I. ULLERY, 44, 116 Jefferson street, was killed as her auto struck a tree. The accident occurred on County Road 450N (Whippoorwill road), six-tenths of a mile west of U.S. 31 and north of Rochester.
Police said Mrs. Ullery's 1958 DeSoto was westbound when it veered to the left, going off the road on the left side. The car continued in the grass and struck the tree head-on.
State Trooper Larry WAGENKNECHT said there were no skid marks at the scene, only the wheel tracks in the grass on the south side of the road.
Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, pronounced Mrs. Ullery dead at the scene. He said that she apparently died instantly.
The auto, with lights on, horn blaring, was discovered by two youths about 2:10 a.m. The boys called the sheriff's office, which in turn notified state police.
An autopsy revealed that Mrs. Ullery sustained a broken spine, several broken ribs and facial and leg lacerations, police said. She was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown against the steering wheel.
The impact of the crash jammed the doors of the car shut and they had to be pried open to remove the body, police said.
Police said the accident is still under investigation.
Mrs. Ullery was born Aug. 24, 1920, at Argos, the daughter of Austin and Mary SPITLER WALLACE who reside in Argos. She had lived in this city 15 years, moving here from the Plymouth area.
Her marriage was Feb. 18, 1939, in St Joseph county to Lester ULLERY, who survives. Mrs. Ullery was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving, besides the husband and parents, are four children, Mrs. George (Carol) WILSON, Wabash; Mrs. Roy (Patricia) CALVERT, Akron, and Vernon and Robert [ULLERY], both at home; one brother, James WALLACE, Bremen; two sisters, Mrs. Duane (Viola) EVERLY and Mrs. Louis (Ethel) GOCHENOUR, Bourbon; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Robert [WALLACE], preceded in death in 1952.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Edward STUMP of South Bend officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Joseph Edward Seibold
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Jones funeral home at Wabash for Joseph Edward SEIBOLD, 14, R.R. 1, Roann, who was one of three teen-agers killed Saturday at 7:40 p.m. in an auto accident north of Laketon in Wabash county.
The Rev. Roy FRENCH of the Disko Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Garden of Memory cemetery at Marion. The body will be taken from the Haupert funeral home at Akron to the Jones funeral home in Wabash, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.
Rites will be held at the same time for William SIEGFRED, 17, Wabash, cousin of the Seibold youth. These two boys and Mike YOUNG, 16, R.R. 2, North Manchester, died when the car in which they were riding was forced off the road by another auto and struck a tree.
Police said the driver of the other car still is being sought. Injured in the crash was the driver of the wrecked car, Fred SEIBOLD, 16, and another passenger, Chris SIEGFRED, 14.
Joseph SEIBOLD was born Jan. 27, 1950, in Wabash county, the son of Fred and Donna SIEGFRED SEIBOLD. He was a sophomore at Manchester high school and attended the Disko Methodist church. Besides the parents, he is survived by one brother, Fred; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed SIEGFRED, R.R. 1, Roann, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe SEIBOLD.

Infant Floyd
Graveside rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Akron cemetery for the infant son of Dale and Phyllis HUTCHINSON FLOYD, R.R. 1, Macy, who was stillborn Saturday morning at Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. James SWAN officiated at the service. Sheetz funeral home at Akron was in charge.
Besides the parents, survivors are a brother and a sister, at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Chloe FLOYD, Macy; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen MOODY, Royal Center, aunts and uncles.

Tuesday, October 13, 1964

Earl W. Merry
Earl W. MERRY, 67, Indianapolis, died Monday at Methodist hospital after an extended illness. He was the father of Mrs. Burk MILLER of Rochester.
Mr. Merry was former manager of the Small Business Administration for Indiana and had been active many years in Republican state politics.
He managed the SBA office in 1955-56 and again from 1957-63, resigning in 1956 to direct the election campaign of former U.S. Senator Homer CAPEHART. He was a native of Dunkirk.
Private funeral services will be conducted at Dunkirk Thursday and burial will be in that town. The family requests that no flowers be sent.
Also surviving are the widow, Helen [MERRY]., and a son.

Jesse D. Stayton
Jesse D. STAYTON, 80, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks because of a heart condition. He lived on Monticello road at the north edge of Rochester.
A retired employee of the Dodge Manufacturing corporation in Mishawaka, he had lived in the Rochester area since 1948, moving here after 30 years in South Bend. He also had lived in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Mr. Stayton was born Sept. 9, 1884 in Green township east of Culver to Noah and Eudora BAKER STAYTON. In 1910 he married Celeste RHODES in Toulon, Ill. She died in 1953.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George (Thelma) MURDOCK, Lisle, Ill., and Mrs. Harold (Gladys) HUTTON, Sandwich, Ill.; five grandchildre; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Parker (Elsie) McGRIFF, Argos, and Mrs. John (Dell) ASPER, Mishwwaka, and a brother, Ervin [STAYTON], Mishawaka. Six brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. C. W. SYLER officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery on Ind. 10 east of Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, October 14, 1964

Ralph Burt
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Methodist church at Bourbon for Ralph "Hap" BURT, 56, Bourbon, who died in Plymouth Parkview hospital at 4 a.m. Tuesday.
He became ill at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sue MITCHELL of Rochester, and was rushed to the hospital. He had had a heart condition for two years. He was a building contractor. His wife, Isabelle [BURT], another daughter, a son, a sister and a brother also survive.
The Rev. George SNYDER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in Parks cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call at the Beigh funeral home in Bourbon after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, October 15, 1964

Mrs. James Anderson
Mrs. James ANDERSON, 74, Decatur, Ind., died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in a Decatur hospital following a heart attack. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank RANNELLS of Rochester. Her husband died in 1960.
Surviving are a son, Edward [ANDERSON], Wilshire, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Henry NEIREIDER and Mrs. Ina NAPIER, both of Decatur; two grandsons; a half-sister, Mrs. H. J. LEASE; two nephews, Howard and James LEASE, and a niece, Mrs. Jeanette GOHN, all of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Winteregg-Linn funeral home at Decatur. Burial also will be in Decatur.

Friday, October 16, 1964

Milton M. Heckathorn
Milton M HECKATHORN, 87, former resident of Fulton county, died at the Miami nursing home in Peru Tuesday after a long illness.
Last rites were held today at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru with the Rev. John TURLEY officiating. Burial was in the EverRest Memorial Park cemetery in Cass county.
A retired farmer, Mrs. Heckathorn had lived in Miami and Fulton counties all his life. His wife, the former Josephine YIKE, died in 1963.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Acil CUMBERLAND, Rochester; Mrs. Emmett JAMESON, Mrs. William COLLINS, Mrs. Gertrude BUTT and Mrs. John IDDINGS, all of Peru; Mrs. Clara TOWNSEND, at home; two sons, Edward [HECKATHORN], Macy, and Joe [HECKATHORN], R.R. 3, Peru; eighteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Ed Griffin
Last rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Central Presbyterian church at Lafayette for Ed GRIFFIN, 57, Lafayette. He died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday in Lafayette.
Friends may call at the Soller-Baker funeral home in Lafayette. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.
The husband of the former Helen WILSON of Kewanna, Mr. Griffin was a native of Elwood. He was born June 12, 1907.
Surviving, besides the wife, are three sons, Thomas and James [GRIFFIN], both of Lafayette, and Edgar [GRIFFIN], Sepalveta, Cal., a brother and two sisters.

Marietta L. Southworth
Mrs. Marietta Louise SOUTHWORTH, 57, formerly of Rochester, died Thursday night at Indianapolis Community hospital. She had been in failing health several years and on Oct. 4 fractured her hip in a fall.
Mrs. Southworth was born in Rochester Nov. 27, 1906, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harley W. TAYLOR. She was a member of the Irvington Presbyterian church in Indianapolis and of the State Social Workers organization.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Jane "Sally" NUTTALL, Indianapolis; a son, Dave [SOUTHWORTH], Connersville, and one grandson.
Last rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Shirley Brothers funeral home at Indianapolis with the Rev. Howard STONE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, where graveside services will be held.

Jay R. Shipley
Jay R. SHIPLEY, 82, Marion, O., a native of Disko and former Rochester resident, died Thursday morning at his home. He had lived in Marion since 1907, moving there from Rochester.
A retired railway mail clerk, he was county bee inspector in Marion at the time of his death.
Born Sept. 8, 1882, he was the son of John B. and Amelia PERRY SHIPLEY. He was married in North Manchester Oct. 8, 1905 to Anna M. BOLLEY, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William SWAYZE, Greenwich, Conn; a son, James R. [SHIPLEY], Champaign, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence SMITH, Cadiz, O., and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Schaffner-Denzer funeral home at Marion. Burial will be in the North Manchester cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, October 17, 1964

Roscoe D. Murphy
Roscoe D. MURPHY, 79, a lifetime resident of the Akron community, died about 5 a.m. today at the Miller Merry Manor nusing home at Warsaw. He had been ill for several years and in serious condition for a week. He lived on Route 1, Akron.
A farmer, Mr. Murphy was the son of Amos and Eliza HOOVER MURPHY. He was born Oct. 26, 1884. On July 11, 1906, he was married to Emma BOOKS, who died last December.
The only survivors are distant cousins.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Jim SWAN officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Wilson B. Guise
Wilson B. GUISE, 56, well-known Aubbeenaubbee township farmer, died Friday at 11 a.m. in his home. Although Mr. Guise had been in ill health, his death was unexpected.
Born Nov.2, 1907, at Bruce Lake Station, he was the son of Perry and Goldie WILSON GUISE and had spent his lifetime in Fulton county. His marriage was Jan. 1, 1931, to Lucy RUSSELL, who survives.
Mr. Guise was a member of the St. Luke's Lutheran church at Winamac.
Also surviving are a son, Dr. Paul GUISE, Shiprock, N.M.; a daughter, Mrs. Nina SANDERS, Mishawaka; six grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Goldie GUISE, Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. Eugene BUCKINGHAM and Mrs. Delbert LARGE, both of Rochester.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Paul HUTCHINSON officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to charity of the donor's choice.

Monday, October 19, 1964

Helen Arter
Mrs. Helen ARTER, 75, Akron, who with her husband operated the Arter dime store in Akron for 37 years, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital of a coronary attack. Although she had been ill for a year, her death was unexpected. She was admitted to the hospital shortly before her death.
Mrs. Arter was married to Harvey ARTER in October, 1916. After his death in 1941, she continued operation of the dime store until she became ill about a year ago.
Born Sept. 13, 1889 in Akron, she was the daughter of Frederick and Laura STRONG STUDEBAKER and had resided in Akron all her life. Before her marriage, she taught elementary classes in Akron for several years.
She was a member of the Akron Methodist church and was a charter member of the Pollyanna club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Elizabeth) GRAY, Akron; a grandson, Philip GRAY; a nephew, and two nieces.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Revs. Wesley BULLIS and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 20, 1964

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Wednesday, October 21, 1964

Rosa E. Pruitt
Mrs. Rosa E. PRUITT, 81, Kokomo, died at 7 a.m. today in he home of her son, Russell BLACKBURN, Kokomo, following an illness of two years.
Born Jan. 3, 1883 in Akron, she was the daughter of Elias and Minerva SHRIVER. She was first married to John T. BLACKBURN, who died in 1946. She later married Carl PRUITT, who survives.
Mrs. Pruitt moved from Fulton county to Kokomo in 1918. She was a member of the Kokomo first Baptist church, Kokomo Women of the Moose and Rebekah lodge.
Surviving with the husband and son are two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Fay) GORDON, Rochester; three brothers, Jesse and Clarence [SHRIVER], both of Rochester, and Chester [SHRIVER], Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Fenn funeral home in Kokomo. Another service will be conducted at 3 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. John NEWSOM of Kokomo officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, October 22, 1964

Ralph McClellan
Ralph McCLELLAN, Anthony, Kans., cousin of Clarence SHULTZ of Rochester, died in Anthony Sunday morning. Burial was in Anthony.

Friday, October 23, 1964

Mable L. Camblin
Mrs. Mable L. CAMBLIN, 65, who lived on Country Club drive on the east side of Lake Manitou, died of emphysema at 2 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. Ill about one year, she was admitted to the hospital Tuesday.
Mrs. Camblin was the wife of Milton CAMBLIN, Rochester furniture store owner for many years. She had lived in Rochester vicinity since Aug. 29, 1929,
Foir many years, Mrs. Camblin was employed in a retail department store and in later years was in the furniture and appliance business.
Born near Van Buren in Grant county, Aug. 29, 1899, she was the daughtr of John W. and Mary L. DUCKWALL CLOUD. She was married Oct. 18, 1916 in Marion.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Joan) McNEIL, Indio, Cal., and Mrs. Robert (Wilda) PENNELL, R.R. 2, Rochester; a brother, L. E. CLOUD, Lakeland, Fla.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be at Van Buren Masonic cemetery, with graveside services at 2 p.m. Monday.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Following the funeral service, the body will be taken to the Ferguson funeral home in Van Buren where riends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday.

Neil B. McKinney
Memorial services for 1st Lt. Neil B. McKINNEY of Akron, missing in action in Viet Nam for over a year, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. Wesley BULLIS will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Harold L. LEININGER of Fort Wayne.
Lt. McKinney became missing in action while participating in an air cover mission Sept. 2, 1963. He remained on an Air Force list of missing personnel until Sept. 3, 1964.
At that time, the Air Force presumed that he died within a year and a day of the date he was placed on missing status. While the date of Sept. 3, 1964 is not considered to be the actual or probable date of death, it is established in accordance with Title 50, United States code.
Lt. McKinney was born in Ft. Wayne Sept. 8, 1934. He married Barbara A. WAECHTER in Akron June 26, 1960.
He was a 1952 graduate of Mentone high school and a 1960 graduate of Ball State Teachers college. While at Ball State, he entred the ROTC program. In June, 1960, he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant from the United States Air Force. He worked one year on his master's degree of buidance and counseling prior to fulfilling his ROTC requirements. During that year, he served as an Air Force reserve officer. In June, 1961, he joined the active Air Force.
On March 3, 1963, he left the States to complete a one year assignment as an intelligence officer in Viet Nam, Southeast Asie.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Christa Charis [McKINNEY], 2, both of Akron; the mother, Mrs. Esther FIGEL; a half-brother, Donald FUNK, and a half-sister, Marilyn HAUSEHOLDER, all of Ft. Wayne.
The family requests that contributions be made to religious foundations, charity or educational institutions in lieu of flowers.

Saturday, October 24, 1964

Lawrence E. Edwards
Lawrence E. EDWARDS, 74, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 6:30 a.m. today in his home following an illness of six months.
Born June 14, 1890 in Macy, he was the son of Emerson and Cora EDWARDS. His marriage was in Macy Oct. 24, 1908 to Georgia BRYANT, who survives. Mr. Edwards, a farmer, lived in the Macy community for the past 34 years and was a member of the Macy Church of God.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Kenneth [EDWARDS], Macy, and Harold [EDWARDS], Warsaw; three daughters, Mrs. Orville (Dessie) RENFROE, Macy; Mrs. Carl (Garnet) ALLEN, Muncie, and Mrs. Ron (Nilah) BABER, Delong; nineteen grendchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and a brother, Glen [EDWARDS], macy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the MaCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Monday.

Monday, October 26, 1964

B. C. Goss
Byron C. "Biff" GOSS, a Rochester native who gained an ingternational reputation as an authority on fish and game, died Sunday noon at his home, Crosiadore, on the Chesapeake Bay at Trappe, Md. He was 74 years of age.
He was the brother of Ira D. GOSS, 1611 Main street, and was born at that site March 27, 1890, the son of Jonas and Mary HOFFMAN GOSS.
Also surviving are the wife, the former Mary KING of Cleveland; one daughter, Mrs. James "Patsy" RHODES, Seattle, and a son, Richard [GOSS], Cleveland. A brother, Samuel W. [GOSS], died in 1931.
Col Goss, who attained that rank during World War I, and his wife were spending the summer at their lodge near Jackson, Wyo., when he suffered a heart attack and stroke in late August. He was flown home to Maryland, where a blood clot later necessitated amputation of his left leg. Death then came Sunday from pneumonia.
Private services will be conducted at Crosiadore.
For over 30 years, since his retirement from munitions manufacturing, Col Goss traveled literally throughout the world on hunting and fishing trips. Russia was the only nation which he had not visited on these game-hunting sojourns. He had planned to go there soon.
An international authority on fish, he often said that his first interest in this field was piqued by his boyhood trips on the Tippecanoe river and Lake Manitou.
He also was an expert on birds of the world and his gifts of rare live and stuffed birds to the Cleveland Zoo were almost numberless. He also gave the Zoo a Bongo, rare African antelope, following its capture on one of his trips. It was the only such animal in captivity.
Following another expedition, the Zoo received from Col. Goss 50 rare birds that were not included in its collection. He was a member of the select, international Explorers Club.
A 1908 graduate of Rochester high school, he earned a B.S. degree from Wabash college in 1912 and then went on to Princeton university to gain M.A. and Ph. D. degrees in chemistry.
President Woodrow Wilson, onetime Princeton president, later summoned Col. Goss to Washington to direct the U.S. chemical warfare section. He was sent to Europe as an observer prior to this country's entry into World War I and throughout that conflict was in charge of chemical warfare under Gen. John J. Pershing.
Following the war, he entered the Munitions business in Cleveland and operated the U.S. Ordnance Engineers and the Lake Erie Chemical companites. The latter specialized in gas-protected vaults, which were installed at the government's Fort Knox, Ky., gold depository.
Col. Goss advised many European nations on the use of these special protective vaults.

George C. Tate
George C. TATE, 61, Argos, was found dead of natural causes at his home Saturday morning by his wife, Helen [TATE].
Born April 23, 1903 in Maywood, Ill., to Dr. Wallace W. and Christine P. KENDALL TATE, he moved to the Argos community as a small boy. He was married Dec. 21, 1939 in Plymouth to Helen SCHOONOVER, who survives.
Mr. Tate had been employed in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago areas. For many years he was a steward at the Glenview, Ill., country club. He also was associated with the William Schoonover and Sons store in Argos.
A member of the St. Thomas Episcopal church of Plymouth, Mr. Tate was a member of the board of vestry of the church. He was a past master and member of Argos Masonic Lodge 399, the Valley of South Bend Scottish Rite, was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of the Plymouth commandry of the York Rite masons. He was active in degree work of the Scottish Rite.
Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mrs. Christine P. TATE, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Helen S. LESERER, Inglewood, Cal., and a brother, Arthur [TATE], Argos.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Thomas Episcopal church at Plymouth with Father C. R. SHERIDAN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Masonic memorial services will be at 8 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos, where friends may call.

Eva McKinley
Last rites will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac for Mrs. Eva McKINLEY, 79, lifetime Pulaski county resident who died Saturday at 5:50 p.m. in the Miller nursing home here.
Burial will be in McKinley Memorial Gardens at Winamac. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. McKinley was born May 31, 1885, in Winamac, the daughter of Daniel and Alice JENKINS LITTLE. She was married May 29, 1908, to Calvin McKINLEY, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Harold [McKINLEY], Winamac; a sister, Mrs. Nora HAHN, Bradenton, Fla.; nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Rose BORN, North Judson.

Tuesday, October 27, 1964

Harry V. Rohrer
Harry V. ROHRER, 86, Argos, a native of Fulton county, died at his home at 11:40 p.m. Monday. He had been ill five years. He was a lifetime resident of the Fulton county and Argos vicinities.
Born July 28, 1878, he was the son of Daniel and Lucinda ROHRER. He was a retired farmer. His first marriage was to Faye BODEY, who died in 1932. He was married on July 4, 1934 to Clara BELL, who survides. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ora (Beatrice) DREW, Lowell; a son, Wayne [ROHRER], Battle Creek, Mich.; a step-daughter, Miss Ruth BELL, at home; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. A son, Kenneth [ROHRER[, died in 1960.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. thursday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Edward STUMP officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Wednesday, October 28, 1964

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Thursday, October 29, 1964

Elma Dawson
Mrs. Elma DAWSON, 81, 1107 Monroe street, died Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted Tuesday morning. She had been in ill health two weeks with a heart ailment.
Born April 3, 1883, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of David and Clara SLIFE and had resided her entire live in this community. She belonged to the Mt. Zion club 43 years and attended the First Christian church.
Her marriage was to Merley DAWSON, Feb. 10, 1908, in Rochester.
The husband survives, along with three sons, Wesley [DAWSON], Evanston, Ill.; Lyman [DAWSON], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Lloyd [DAWSON], R.R. 3, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Zella) HOLLOWAY, Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. Dale (Pluma) MILLER, LaPaz; two brothers, Orville SLIFE, Burket, and Cleo SLIFE, Three Rivers, Mich., and several nieces and nephews. One great-grandchild and one sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian church with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call atthe Foster & Good funeral home from 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church an hour before the service.

Friday, October 30, 1964

Wilma Jean Irwin
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday for Mrs. Milton (Wilma Jean) IRWIN, 37, R.R. 2, Leesburg, daughter of Mrs.Ona HEDRICK and brother [sic] of Glenn HEDRICK, both of Rochester.
Mrs. Irwin died at her home at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday of self-inflicted barbituate intoxication, according to Dr. Joe MISHLER, Kosciusko county coroner.
The Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH will officiate the rites in the Atwood E.U.B. church and burial will be in the Stoney Point cemetery north of Atwood.
Mrs. Irwin was born in Rochester March 10, 1947 to Emil and Ona ANDERSON HEDRICK, both of whom survive. She was married in 1947 in Atwood to Milton IRWIN. She had lived on Route 2, Leesburg, for 10 years. She was a member of the Atwood E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the parents and the brother are four daughters at home, Ona Cathern [IRWIN], 17; Melinda Sue [IRWIN], 15; Rita Ann [IRWIN], 13, and Susan Byrd [IRWIN], 11. A sister preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Titus funeral home in Warsaw until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church from noon Saturday until time of services.

Byron C. Goss
CONSIDERED COMMENT
by Jack K. Overmyer
An extraordinary life of an extraordinary man came to an end this week when Col. Byron "Biff" GOSS died at the age of 74 at his home in the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland.
It was a life filled with astonishing military and business success, followed by enough travel and hunting adventure to fill a dozen lifetimes and as many novels.
And it is of particular interest here because Col. Goss was a product of Rochester. He was born at 1611 Main street, where his brother, Ira D. GOSS, now resides after retirement from an insurance career.
Col Goss launched his education in the Rochester schools, then completed it at Wabash college and at Princeton university by picking up three degrees.
World War I put his knowledge of chemistry into use and he soon was made chief gas officer of the U.S. Second Army. As this country's leading expert on gas warfare, he was in every major battle of American forces from Chateau-Thierry until Armistice Day.
His immediate superior cited Col Goss as doing "more than any other man to get the Army in the field to understand gas, its danger and, what was still more important to victory, its proper use."
Since gas caused a third of all American casualties in World War I, this role indeed was an important one.
Embarking upon a career as an industrialist after the War, Col. Goss made a fortune in the munitions and chemical businesses in the Cleveland area. During this period, he maintained lifelong friendships with the nation's top military men and often was called upon for advice in his field from foreign governments.
He first formed the U.S. Ordnance Engineers company, then the Lake Erie Chemical company and remained as board chairman of the latter until his death.
But his first love remained the hunting of fish and game. His goal was to help other persons to enjoy the world's most exotic examples of these species.
So in his 50s he retired and devoted the rest of his days to this pursuit.
Consider these accomplishments:
He developed one of the nation's great kennels of field trial Pointers, including four champions.
He became a trustee of the Cleveland Zoological Society and embarked on a series of collection trips that has made that zoo among the country's best. The contributions of Col. Goss include hundreds of rare birds, mainly trapped on safaris in Africa, and the country's only captive Bongo, a rare African antelope.
Once he made a fishing trip into the Arctic to find the almost-mythical shee fish, said to be a connecrting link betwee the salman and white fish.
Another time, he led a party to Tierra del Fuego, at the southern tip of South America, to examine game and to study habits of the natives of this remote outpost.
It was his ambition to shoot or trap every type of known game birds and those who knew him realized that only death kept him from this realization.
Col. Goss hunted or explored in every continent and in every country of the world except for Russia. Unable to obtain a visa to the Soviet Union, he still was trying to get the bar relaxed when death came.
He was a man who sought excellence and who attained it in everything he did, regardless of the obstacles. One of the latter he overcame was loss of his right eye in an explosion years ago. But Col. Goss remained a crack shot with guns that had a special face-plate along the stock so he could level his good eye along the sight.
He and his wife, Mary [GOSS], an expert hunter and accomplished pilot in her own right, owned the palatian "Crosiadore" estate in Maryland, ancestral home of the Dickinson family since 1660. It is recognized as one of the finest ducking shores in the Chesapeake Bay region. Literally thousands of wild ducks and geese can be seen feeding along the estate's shoreline almost any time.
The Gosses also had a 10,000-acre plantation in Georgia and in the summers rented the famed Powder Horn ranch near Jackson Hole, Wyo., where his final illness overtook him.
"Biff" Goss was a man who put truth into the dreams he spun in boyhood along the Tippecanoe river; who put his success to use in more than personal ways; and who, in so doing, left a legacy of accomplishment well worth imitation by successors. --J.K.O.

Dr. Otto Boelter
Dr. Otto BOELTER, former resident of Rochester, was killed Thursday night in an auto accident near his home in Foreston, Ill.
He was the son of Mrs. Meda BOELTER, 800 Pontiac street.
Final rites are incomplete.

David Ray Steininger
David Ray STEININGER, 15-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald STEININGER, Kokomo, died Thursday at 3:25 a.m. of leukemia at St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo. He had been ill four months.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Omer STEININGER, R.R. 5, Rochester. Maternal grandmother is Mrs. Lawrence CARVEY, Chicago. Maternal grandfather resides in California.
Also surviving is one sister, Rene [STEININGER], at home.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Fenn funeral home at Kokomo with burial in that city.

Saturday, October 31, 1964

Dr. Otto H. Boelter
Graveside services for Dr. Otto H. BOELTER, 50, Forreston, Ill., who was killed in a traffic crash Thursday, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate.
Dr. Boelter and the other driver died in a two-car crash at 11 p.m. Thursday south of Forreston. Dr. Boelter was on a house call at the time. He died instantly.
Born in Rochester Aug. 30, 1914, he was the son of Otto H. and Meda ZIMMERMAN BOELTER. He was married in Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla., to Hallie NEWMAN, who survives. He was a graduate of the Chicago Medical School.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Charles F. and James Leo [BOELTER], both at home; the mother, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Katherine) CARR, Peru, and two nephews. The father died in 1956.
Services will be conducted Sunday afternoon in Forreston and the body then will be brought to Rochester.

Monday, November 2, 1964

Betsy Pepper
Mrs. Betsy PEPPER, 95, Fulton, died at 5:15 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient about two years. She had resided all her life in the Fulton community.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Edna RECH, and a cousin, Wilbut JONES, both of Logansport. The husband and a daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. James RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Fletchers Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Doris C. Smith
Mrs. Doris C. SMITH, 29, Fort Wayne, a native of the Beaver Dam community, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital after an illness of several months.
A graduate of Beaver Dam high school, she had lived in Fort Wayne the last five years. She was a member of Christ Methodist church in Ft. Wayne.
Surviving are the husband, James L. SMITH; a daughter, Eileen Marie [SMITH], at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul CREAKBAUM, Mentone; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd CREAKBAUM, Mentone; two sisters, Mrs. Doreatha MEYERS, Indianapolis, and Miss Diana CREAKBAUM, Chicago, and a brother, Donnie [CREAKBAUM], at home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Mentone Methodist church with the Rev. Raymond BROWN officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery south of Mentone. Friends may call at he Chalfant-Perry-Kaehn funeral home in Fort Wayne from 7-9 p.m. today; at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone after 7 p.m. Tuesday, and at the Mentone Methodist church from noon Wednesday until time of services.

Tuesday, November 3, 1964

George Gottschalk
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Hoover-Miner funeral home in Lagro for George GOTTSCHALK, 87, Lagro, a former resident of Green Oak.
The Rev. Fred FISHBACK officiated the rites and burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with members of Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge 47 conducting rites.
Mr. Gottschalk, a resident of Lagro for 15 years after moving from Green Oak, died in Wabash county hospital at 1:50 p.m. Saturday after an illness of eight weeks. He was born Dec. 16, 1877 in Rochester to John and Elizabeth STOGDILL GOTTSCHALK.
Mr. Gottschalk was married in Fulton county to Emma SWANK, who died Nov. 12, 1957. He had been a member of Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge 47 for 53 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Gertrude) LEWIS, Three Rivers, Mich., and Mrs. Omer (Mabel) WAGONER, Kokomo; five sons, John [GOTTSCHALK], at home; Lyman [GOTTSCHALK], R.R. 1, Lagro; Cecil [GOTTSCHALK], Hoagland; Noah [GOTTSCHALK], Galveston, Texas, and Lester [GOTTSCHALK], R.R. 2, South Whitley; eighteen grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. A son preceded in death.

Margaret L. Jones
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone for Mrs. Margaret Lucinda JONES, 90, Elkhart, a former Mentone resident who died at 8:30 a.m. Monday. The Revs. Irwin OLSON and Howard ADDLEMAN will officiate the funeral services and burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Dec. 21, 1873 near Mentone, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Jane SHATTO BLUE. She moved to Elkhart nine years ago from Mentone.
Her first marriage was Sept. 13, 1893 to Reuben L. WISSLER, who died March 14, 1908. On Dec. 23, 1914, she was married to E. E. JONES, who died Feb. 6, 1953. She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church and the Mentone Home Ec club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Madge OLDFATHER, Elkhart; three sons, Irwin D. WISSLER, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Esco JONES, Botkins, O. and Dennis R. JONES, Palmyra, Wis.; eight grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, November 4, 1964

Raymond C. Miller
Raymond C. MILLER, 64, R.R. 2, Rochester, was killed between 8:30 and 9 a.m. today when a tree fell on him while he was cutting it on his farm in the McKinley neighborhood on the Old Fort Wayne road.
Miller's wife was with him in the woods at the time of the accident. Miller formerly was employed at The Sentinel and for the State Highway Department.
Miller was cutting the tree with a power chain saw. The saw was almost through the tree-that measured 11 inches in diameter-when the tree split and fell on him.
The Sheriff's office reported he apparently attempted to get out of the way of the tree, but stepped into a hole and was struck.
Mrs. Miller drove their tractor to a neighbor's house-the home of Don FISHER- and Fisher and a hired hand went to the scene. They pried the tree off of Miller and then called an ambulance.
Doctors have not completed their examination.
Mr. Miller was born Nov. 22, 1899 at Milford Junction, Ind., and was the son of Turp and Inez Janette RITTER MILLER. He was married in South Bend Nov. 24, 1918 to May Marie DAWSON, who survives.
Mr. Miller came to Fulton county in 1946 from South Bend. In recent years he was in charge of the Athens Mt. Hope cemetery.
He was a member of the Forum club of the South Bend First Christian church, the South Bend Eagles and the Manitou Moose lodges.
Surviving with the wife are a half-brother, Orville PITTMAN, Grass Creek; a half-sister, Mrs. Laura ZENTZ, Kimmell, Ind., and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Leroy GARNER of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Maude Holloway
Maude HOLLOWAY, 73, 613 West Ninth street, died at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital of a coronary attack. She was admitted to the hospital Monday and had been in failing health since March of 1963.
Born in Fulton county on April 17, 1891, she was the daughter of William and Laura BIGGS THOMPSON. Her marriage was Jan. 1, 1909 in Rochester to Granville T. HOLLOWAY, who died Feb. 14, 1963.
Mrs. Holloway, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, was a member of the VFW auxiliary.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Opal) PARTRIDGE, Rochester; four sons, Donald, Clifford, Conde and George [HOLLOWAY], all of Rochester; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a brother, Jesse THOMPSON, Akron. Five brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial Will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
NOTICE: Due to the death of Mrs. Maude Holloway, Berkway will be closed 1:30 to 3:00 Thursday.

Thursday, November 5, 1964

Ethel M. Landis
Mrs. Ethel M. LANDIS, 76, native of Fulton county, died Tuesday at the Lutheran home in Mulberry after an extended illness. She was a resident of Lafayette.
Last rites will be at the Hippensteel chapel in Lafayette at 3 p.m. Friday with burial at Fletchers Lake cemetery near Fulton. Friends may call at the Hippensteel funeral home.
Mrs. Landis was born near Fulton on April 3, 1888. Her husband, John [LANDIS], died in 1941. Surviving are a daughter, brother and three grandchildren.

Kristen Ann Eber
Prayer services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Kristen Ann EBER, infant daughter of Philip and Kathryn GONCE EBER, 1616 Main street, who died at 6 a.m. after birth.
She was born at 11:04 a.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where she also died.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herschel GONCE, Argos, and Mr. and Mrs. John EBER, R.R. 6, Rochester.
The Rev. Charles SITES of the Argos Methodist church officiated at the prayer services and burial was in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Friday, November 6, 1964

Chester E. McCalla
Chester E. McCALLA, 74, 512 East Eighth street, died at 12:17 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Monday. Mr. McCalla had been in failing health since Sept. 19.
Born March 29, 1890 in Fairmont, he was the son of John and Mary WARNER McCALLA. His marriage was Aug. 16, 1911 in Peru to Hulda GILLILAND, who survives. Mr. McCalla had lived in Rochester for the past 36 years, moving here from Peru.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Harold and Echo [McCALLA}, both Rochester; five daughters, Mrs. Howard (Florence) WOOD, Mrs. Pat RICHARDSON, Mrs. Jack (Barbara) CLARK, Mrs. Helen DAGUE and Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) MILLER, all of Rochester; eighteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Three sons and a daughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Mary Jane Blackwell
Funeral services will be Saturday in Grandin, Fla., for Mary Jane BLACKWELL, a native of Rochester, who died Tuesday in her home at Grandin.
She had lived in Florida for the past 30 years, going there from South Bend. She was the daughter of Martin L. and Cora STAHL BARKMAN. She was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Eunice COPLEN, Rochester, and Mrs. George (Alice) TRASK, Hobart; a niece, and five nephews. A son, K. Junior HARSHBARGER, died during World War II in 1943.
Burial will be at Grandin, also.

Saturday, November 7, 1964

Harry Lackey
Last rites were held in Plymouth Tuesday for Harry LACKEY, 85, prominent Plymouth realtor and native of Rochester. He died Oct. 31 at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after six months' illness.
Among survivors are a nephew, Howard ROBBINS of Rochester, and two sisters, both formerly of Rochester. They are Mrs. Guy MONTGOMERY, Whittier, Cal., and Mrs. Albert CLIFTON, Costa Mesa, Cal. Alsu surviving are three children and a brother.
Mr. Lackey was born here March 31, 1879, to Andrew and Angeline GOSS LACKEY. His wife, the former Peachie LAWRENCE, died in 1956. Mr. Lackey long was active in Democratic party work in Marshall county and on the state level.

Victor Ahlstrom
Word has been received here of the death Monday in Minneapolis, Minn., of Victor AHLSTROM, 72, a former Rochester resident.
Mr. Ahlstrom owned a grocery store on Eighth street at one time. He left Rochester about 1955.
Among the survivors besides the wife is a brother, Con AHLSTROM of Rochester.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday in Hector, Minn.

Charles E. Martin
Charles E. MARTIN, 84, died at 11 p.m. Friday in the Miller nursing home, where he had been a patient since 1960. He was born June 26, 1880. He was a former custodian of the United Presbyterian church here.
Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home

Monday, November 9, 1964

Lauran H. Bradley
Lauran H. BRADLEY, 66, died at 12:45 a.m. in his home at Talma after an illness of three years. He had resided in Talma five years, moving there from Star City.
A retired timber buyer, Mr. Bradley was born Aug. 16, 1898, in Peru, the son of Joseph H. and Lillian Mae HELVIE BRADLEY. His marriage was in 1923 to Goldie EBERLEY, who survives.
Mr. Bradley was a member of the Electrical Workers union.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clarence KOTTERMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester; a half-bother, Howard BROCK, Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel ROCKWELL, Peru, and Mrs. Thomas McCARRICK, Norfolk, Va.; a half-sister, Mrs. H. G. KEENER, Peru, and two grandchildren. A half-sister prceded in death.
Rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru with the Rev. Howard TYNER of Bourbon officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Robert L. Woodcox
Robert Leroy WOODCOX, 50, who had owned and operated the 124-year-old Millark Mill since Jan. 1, 1957, died at 2 a.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital. He was admitted Thursday evening after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in Millark, southeast of Rochester.
Mr. Woodcox bought the mill from Gerald McMILLEN after having worked there since 1950. He closed the mill last April 14 because of ill health.
The mill was established in 1840 by Henry HOOVER, who gave his first name to the township in which the mill was located. Mr. Woodcox was the 12th owner of the mill and it still was operating, doing custom grinding for farmers of the area, until he closed it last April.
Hoover built the mill because the one other mill in the area, established at Lake Manitou by Samuel MILROY, was overworked and farmers had to wait 10-12 hours to use it. Millark was a bustling community rivaling in size the little county seat town of Rochester, 100 years ago, but now there are only a few homes there. Among them is Mr.Woodcox's, one of the original homes of the village.
Born Aug. 25, 1914, in Fulton county, Mr. Woodcox was the son of Ray and Orpha ANDERSON WOODCOX. The father survives. The mother died in 1916.
Mr. Woodcox was married Feb. 15, 1936 in Rochester to Helen DAVIS, who survives. he had resided in Fulton county all his life. He was a member of the Macy Masonic lodge and the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving with the wife and father are a son, Karl [WOODCOX], Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; a brother, E. R. WOODCOX, Bismark, N.D.; a sister, Mrs. W. W. JOHNSTON, Mishawaka, and an uncle, Oren ANDERSON, Kewanna. A brother, Cecil [WOODCOX], died in 1950.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the Macy Masonic lodge will conduct rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles E. Martin
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Charles E. MARTIN, 84, who died at 11 p.m. Friday in the Miller nursing home.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiated and burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The son of James T. and Sarah C. CARTER MARTIN, Mr. Martin was a former custodian of the United Presbyterian church and of the Rochester mausoleum. He formerly was a meat cutter.

Katherine A. Walton
Mrs. Katherine Ann WALTON, 64, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hubert (Clara) HALL, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, with whom she had made her home since 1955. She had had a heart condition for some time.
Born April 2, 1900 near South Bend, Mrs. Walton was the daughter of Peter and Luretta CONNELL SHETERON. She had lived in Toledo, O., and Fort Wayne before moving to Tippecanoe. Her husband, John WALTON, died in 1951. A practical nurse for many years, she was a member of the North Liberty Christian church.
Surviving besides Mrs. Hall are three other sisters, Mrs. Mark (Vesta) KIDDER, Prospect, N.Y.; Mrs. Robert (Ruth) HUHN, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. George (Vada) HUFF, Benton Harbor, Mich., and two brothers, Joseph [SHETERON], Cassopolis, Mich., and Arthur [SHETERON], Fort Wayne.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Robert BENTON, Tippecanoe Community church, officiating. Burial will be in the City cemetery at North Liberty. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 10, 1964

Edd McCarter
Edd McCARTER, 83, died at 6:15 a.m. today in his apartment at 714 1/2 Main street, where he had lived the last 3 1/2 years. Although he had been ill for about a year, death was unexpected.
Before moving to the apartment, Mr. McCarter had owned and lived on a farm east of Rochester on the Old Fort Wayne road. Except for a few years in the Monterey area, he had resided in Fulton county all his life.
Born Aug. 6, 1881 in Fulton county, he was the son of Alvah and Sarah HATTERY McCARTER. He was married at Bruce Lake in 1901 to Emma McHENRY, who survives. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill E.U.B. church and the Gleaners Society.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Edith COOK, Chicago; a son, Clarence [McCARTER], Lucerne; a grandson, Edward COOK, Chicago; a half-brother, William McCARTER, Mishawaka; two step-brothers, Ed and George SAYGERS Argos, and a step-sister, Mrs. Iva LIGGETT, Mishawaka. Two brothers and a half-sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Clyde WALTERS of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Bruce Lake. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 11, 1964

Rex R. Riggs
Private family services will be Friday morning at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Rex R. RIGGS, 328 West Ninth street, who died of a heart attack Tuesday at Springfield, Ill.
He was 49 years of age.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate at the rites. The family requests that contributions, other than flowers, be made to the heart fund.
Mr. Riggs had been in good health and his death was a severe shock to family and friends. He was enroute to Kansas City alone on a business trip and had stopped overnight Monday at a Springfield motel.
At breakfast there Tuesday morning he told restaurant personnel that he did not feel well, left the cafe and returned to his motel room. His body was found on the bed there about 2 p.m.
Mr. Riggs was president of the Duo-Tint Bulb and Battery company, 6065 Milwaukee avenue, Chicago. He had built the firm, which was founded by his father, into a nationally-known distributing concern since taking over ownership 12 years ago. The company sells flashlight bulbs, batteries and flashlight cases both from the home office and through a sales organization.
Well-known in the Rochester community, Mr. Riggs had lived here since 1941. He moved to the city from Chicago, where he grew up and was graduated from high school. The family spent the summers at their home on Green Lake, Me.
He was a member of the First Christian church, American Legion, Masonic, Elks and Moose lodges and Rochester Chamber of Commerce. He was a veteran of World War II.
Born Oct. 11, 1915, at Minneapolis, he was the son of Dalton W. and Caroline JEFFERIES RIGGS. His marriage was at Kewanna Oct. 9, 1937, to Mary MILLER, who survives.
Also surviving are the father, Dalton [RIGGS], of Alva, Okla., and Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Winfield (Gwen) STRATTON, Brewer, Me., and Mary Ann [RIGGS], a sophomore at Rochester high school; one son, Cary [RIGGS], an RHS senior; one sister, Mrs. Charles (Pauline) BALDWIN, LaGrange, Ill.; one brother, Charles [RIGGS], Dundee, Ill; three grandchildren and his father-in-law, Charles G. MILLER, Lake Manitou. Also residing with the Riggs family this year is Allessandro ARMITANO, Italian student who is attending RHS.

Thursday, November 12, 1964

Jessie Blackburn
Mrs. Jessie (SMITH) ROUDEBUSH BLACKBURN, 88, Fulton, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient for two years. She had been in failing health for the past several years.
Born Feb. 1, 1876 near Chili, she was the daughter of Jacob and Rosetta BISH SMITH. She was married first on Jan. 15, 1896 to Harvey ROUDEBUSH, who died in 1939. Her second marriage was in 1943 to Henry O. BLACKBURN, who died in 1946.
Mrs. Blackburn was a member of the Fulton Baptist church. She had resided most of her life in Fulton county.
Surviving are a brother, Lloyd SMITH, Sunrise Beach, Mo., a nephew and three nieces. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. James RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home until noon Friday and at the church for one hour before services.

Carrie C. Hissong
Mrs. Carrie C. HISSONG, 78, R.R. 3, Argos (Poplar Grove), died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where she had been a patient since suffering a heart seizure eight weeks ago.
Born Dec. 13, 1885 in Green township, Marshall county, she had resided in Marshall county all her life. She was the daughter of Anthony and Margaret PONTIUS SMITH.
Mrs. Hissong was married July 14, 1912 in Marshall county to Lawrence HISSONG. She was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church, the WSCS of the church and Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge 844.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Loren [HISSONG], Argos, and Wayne [HISSONG], Leiters Ford; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Roy (Mabel) CROMLEY, Culver, and two brothers, Owen SMITH, Argos, and Lester SMITH, Culver.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Poplar Grove Methodist church with the Revs. W. Ray KUHN and Edmund WORLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 10 a.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.

Otto W. Papke
Otto W. PAPKE, 73, Argos, a native of Germany, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Plymouth Parkview hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage last Friday. He had been in good health before that.
Born Oct. 11, 1891, Mr. Papke moved to Argos in 1957 after living in Chicago for 40 years. His first marriage was to Anna WOLF, who died in 1950. In 1957, he married Hattie HAFNER, who survives.
Mr. Papke was custodian of the Argos State Exchange bank. He retired in 1956 from the Roberts-Oaks company of Chicago.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Harold [PAPKE], Worth, Ill.; two step-sons, Joseph MILLER and Robert MILLER, both of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Margaret SPACHMAN, and a brother Fred [PAPKE], both of Chicago; eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 8 o'clock tonight in the Grossman funeral home in Argos, with the Rev. Albert MANN officiating. Friday morning the body will be taken to the Schmaedeke funeral home at 107th street and Harlem avenue in Worth, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday. Services will be there at 10 a.m. Saturday, with burial in the Mount Greenwood cemetery in Chicago.

Friday, November 13, 1964

[no obits]

Saturday, November 14, 1964

Harley M. Drudge
Harley M. DRUDGE, 54, R.R. 2, Claypool, died Friday at 12:40 p.m. in Lutheran hospital at Fort Wayne after a year's illness.
Born Sept. 17, 1910, at Gilead, he had spent his lifetime in the Akron and surrounding community.
His marriage was Jan. 19, 1935, to Wiladene BLICKENSTAFF, who survives. Mr. Drudge's parents were Charles and Bertha EBER DRUDGE. He was an employee of the Kosciusko county highway department, a member of Eel River Church of Brethren and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving, besides the wife, are the father, R.R. 2, Claypool; three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Peggy) AIRGOOD, North Manchester; Mrs. Jerry (Elaine) RAGER, Fort Wayne, and Marilyn Sue [DRUDGE], at home; one son, Roger Allen [DRUDGE], at home; three brothers, Homer [DRUDGE], Mesa, Ariz.; Dwayne [DRUDGE], Akron; and Gordon [DRUDGE], Claypool; two sisters, Mrs. Ray GOOD, Akron, and Mrs. David LIVENGOOD, Indianapolis. One brother and four grandchildren preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Eel River Church of theBrethren with the Rev. Leon NEHER officiating. Burial will be in the Eel River cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today until noon Monday at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester and at the church an hour before the service.

Emma F. Clutter
Mrs. Emma F. CLUTTER, 53, Mentone, owner of the E.C. Laundramat in Mentone, died of cancer at 3:10 a.m. today at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. She had been ill since May.
Born Jan. 30, 1911 in Mentone to Roy W. GOODMAN and the former Dora EAGLEBARGER, she was a lifetime resident of Mentone. She was married to Dr. T. J. CLUTTER, who died in 1950. She was a member of the Methodist church and the Reading club in Mentone.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Dora WHETSTONE, Mentone; three brothers, Vinson GOODMAN and Marshall GOODMAN, both of Mentone, and Floyd GOODMAN, St. Louis, Mo. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Monday in the Mentone Methodist church with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone.

Monday, November 16, 1964

Minnie Carr
Mrs. Alonzo (Minnie) CARR, 59, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 12:15 p.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 10 days. Among the six surviving children are three sons in Fulton County - Homer, Ralph and Oscar [CARR]. Rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

A. F. Martindale
Final rites will be a 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend for Albert S. MARTINDALE, 96, a Rochester native who died about 8 p.m. Saturday in the Terry-King nursing home at Mishawaka.
The Rev. Samuel PHILLIPS will officiate the rites and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Martindale was born here June 14, 1868. He lived in Peru before moving to Lakeville to live with a daughter, the late Mrs. Homan VINCENT. He was married in 1891 in Rochester to Minnie ROBBINS, who died in 1954. He was a retired carpenter and farmer.
Surviving are a son, Robert [MARTINDALE], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie BOCKOVER, Peru, and Mrs. Helen SMITH, chili fourteen grandchildren; twenty-nine-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs.Ada NELLANS, Fulton, and Mrs. Lea RAMER, Peru.

Bert F. Ward
Bert F. WARD, 74, 1212 Jackson boulevard, who opened the Western Auto Store in Rochester in 1950, died at 7 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Ill for the last five years, he was admitted to the hospital last Tuesday.
Mr. Ward moved here from Logansport in 1950 and opened the Western Auto Store in the Brackett building in the 700 block of Main street. After fire destroyed the store in 1956, he opened a new store in the Manitou Heights business district in the fall of 1956. About five years ago Mr. and Mrs. Don WHITCHER took over management of the business. Mrs. Whitcher is a niece of Mr. Ward.
Mr. Ward was born June 20, 1890 in Kansas to William and Nancy WARD. He was married in Logansport June 20, 1947 to Mary L. HARRIS.
A retired chief signalman in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Ward served through World War I. In 1954 he was presented a life membership in the Rochester American Legion post. He also was a member of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Tipton Blue lodge, Royal Arch, Knights Templar and St. John's commandery Masonic orders in Logansport.
Surviving are the wife and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Harold CONRAD of Winchester, Ky., former pastor of the Akron Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by the Rochester American Legion post. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.
The Western Auto Store will be closed until Thursday morning.

Tuesday, November 17, 1964

Allan H. Innis
Allan H. INNIS, 70, sales representative for Paul Elder Drug company of Bryan, O., for 31 years, died in Cameron hospital at Bryan Sunday following a heart attack. His sales territory included Fulton county. A native of Tipton county, Mr. Innis was a member of the Rochester American Lagion post.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Greenisen funeral home at Bryant.

Minnie Carr
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron for Mrs. Minnie CARR, R.R. 2, Akron, who died in Woodlawn hospital at 12:15 p.m. Monday. It was her 74th birth anniversary.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate at services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Carr had been a patient at the hospital since Nov. 5. She was born in Kewanna Nov. 16, 1890, the daughter of Mathias and Carrie TRAVER HENDRICKSON. Her marriage was Dec. 8, 1915, to Alonzo C. CARR, who survives.
Mrs. Carr had spent her life in Fulton county.
Also surviving are three sons, Oscar, Homer and Ralph [CARR], all of R.R. 2, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. John BOWEN and Mrs. William CORDELL, both of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Jack ENYEART, Fort Wayne; eighteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and one brother, Frank HENDRICKSON, Kewanna. Preceding in death was one son.

Guy Smith
Final rites for Guy SMITH, 60, Bremen, a native of Mentone, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Huff funeral home in Bremen. Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery.
Mr. Smith died at his home Monday.
He was married Dec. 1, 1924 in Rochester to Mable KAMP, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roger FLORY, Wyatt, and Darlene [SMITH], at home; a son, Louis [SMITH], Nappanee, and two brothers, Mervil [SMITH], Mentone, and Paul [SMITH], Peru.

Lydia I. Cox
Mrs. Lydia Irene COX, 62, a lifetime resident of Marshall county, died in Plymouth Parkview hospital at 5 a.m. today, eight hours after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born July 13, 1902 in Bremen, she was the daughter of Matthew and Mary GOODYEAR. Her first marriage was to Charles ROTTMILLER, who died in 1918. On Dec. 15, 1928, she was married in Plymouth to Lloyd COX, who survives. She was a member of the Plymouth Seventh Day Adventist church.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Mary) WALTER, South Bend, and Mrs. George (Dorothy) NOONAN, Berrien Springs, Mich.; a son, Olen [COX], Bremen; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, and a sister, Mrs. Elbie SOLADEAN, Fort Wayne. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with Elders John KRONCKE of South Bend and J. W. SELL of Berrien Springs officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 18, 1964

[no obits]

Thursday, November 19, 1964

William Thomas
William THOMAS, 92, died at 6 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Thomas had resided in the Rochester nursing home since the death of his daughter, Mrs. John BALDWIN, in 1963.
Born Jan. 6, 1872 in Columbus, O., he was the son of Christopher and Ella THOMAS. He was married to Minnie DeARMENT, who died in 1933. Mr. Thomas came to this area from Kansas, where he operated a threshing machine and was employed as a carpenter and painter.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Arminta) FORD, and a son, Cecil [THOMAS], both of Rochester and a sister, Mrs. Elba VanderLIND, Santa Barbara, Cal. A son and a daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. H. Hugh STEWART officiating. Burial will be in the Peru Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Wayne Howell
Wayne HOWELL, 42, Sandusky, O., brother of Harry HOWELL, R.R. 1, Rochester, and nephew of Mrs. Blanche STEWART, 1116 Madison street, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in the Cleveland, O., Clinic. Mr. Howell had undergone heart surgery just prior to his death.
Services are pending at Sandusky.

Friday, November 20, 1964

Pearl J. Horn
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Pearl J. HORN, 82, who died Thursday at 3 p.m. at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lillian BARGER in the Green Oak community.
The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Delphi, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Paul GARNER of Fulton. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Mrs. Horn had lived with her sister 12 years and was bedfast the past year. Her death occurred in the home where she was born and where she was married Nov. 7, 1918, to Samuel HORN. Her husband died Aug. 6, 1951.
She was a lifetime resident of this community and was born March 18, 1882, the daughter of Gideon and Anna RICHARDSON MILLER.
She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. Vivian JEDLICKA, Westmont, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. BARGER and Mrs. Clyde (Fern) AULT, both of Rochester; a brother, George MILLER, California, and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Woodrow B. Smith
Rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Logansport Baptist Temple for Woodrow B. SMITH, 51, R.R. 1, Logansport, who was found dead in his car at 6 a.m. Thursday.
Dr. Donald K. WINTER, Cass county coroner, said death was accidental and due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Smith owned the Mar-Jo-Wood motel. He was found dead by his wife in his car, which was parked in the garage of his home. His wife found his body when she arose Thursday morning. She said her husband had left the house about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and she thought he was working in the garage.
The Rev. Clyde MAYFIELD will officiate at last rites and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center and at the church prior to the service.
Surviving are the wife, Marjorie [SMITH]; a son, Joseph [SMITH], Logansport; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Myrtle SMITH, R.R. 2, Kewanna; four brothers, Maurice [SMITH], R.R. 2, Kewanna; Calvin [SMITH], Columbus, O.; Ronald [SMITH], Garden Grove, Cal., and Donald [SMITH], Carson City, Nev.; two sisters, Mrs. David ARD, Hinsdale, Ill., and Miss Reita SMITH, Garden Grove, Cal.

Saturday, November 21, 1964

[no obits]

Monday, November 23, 1964

Lionel W. Young
Lionel W. "Lefty" YOUNG, 41, died Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the home of his sister, Mrs. Wayne HITTLE, 118 West 15th street. He had rsided there since July 1, following surgery for brain cancer.
Death came after an illness of a year. Mr. Young resided at 3734 West Wilson avenue in Chicago, where he was employed as collection manager for the Associates Investment corporation.
A native of Winnipeg, Canada, he was born May 5, 1923, the son of Wilbert and Hilda CHARLES YOUNG. His early years were spent in Fulton and in Rochester. He graduated from Rochester high school in 1941.
A veteran of World War II, he had lived in Chicago for 17 years. Mr. Young, who never married, was a member of the Irving Park YMCA in Chicago.
Surviving are the sister, Mrs. Wayne (Ida) HITTLE, Rochester; a brother, G. Malcolm YOUNG, Chicago, and two nieces, Debbie Ann and Pamela Sue HITTLE, Rochester.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral hoe with the Rev. Hugh STEWART officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Cora E. Thomas
Miss Cora E. THOMAS, 86, Argos, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where she was admitted after falling and breaking a hip a week earlier.
Miss Thomas was born just north of Argos April 19, 1878 to Andrew Jackson and Sarah Emily JORDAN [THOMAS]. She was a lifelong resident of Marshall county and was living with a sister, Mrs. Julia SNELL, at the time of death. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving with the sister are three nieces.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Revs. W. Ray KUHN and Charles FITES officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 24, 1964

Sarah E. Merley
Mrs. Sarah E. MERLEY, 90, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the home of her son, LeRoy C. MERLEY, R.R. 2, Rochester, following a stroke suffered Sunday evening.
Mrs. Merley had made her home with her son for the past seven years, coming from Akron.
Born Nov. 20, 1874 in Allen county, she was the daughter of Solomon and Emily BODEN SNYDER. She was married June 10, 1894 to Charles MERLEY, who died in 1913.
Mrs. Merley was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the Akron American Legion auxiliary and the Sunshine society.
Surviving are two sons, LeRoy C. [MERLEY], R.R. 2, Rochester, and Dewey [MERLEY], Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Everett (Hazel) PLOTNER, R.R. 1, Akron; six grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Truman (Elizabeth) KOTTERMAN, Deedsville. A son, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Wesley BULLIS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 25, 1964

Nathan B. Enyart
Nathan B. ENYART, 55, Deedsville, a Fulton county resident most of his life, died at 3:57 p.m. Tuesday in Dukes hospital at Peru after an illness of two years.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Thursia ENYART, who lives with her son, Gilbert ENYART of Rochester; five daughters, Marie [ENYART], Sims, Ind.; Myrtle and Nora Rose [ENYART], Ko,omo; Ethel [ENYART], Fort Wayne, and Eleanor [ENYART], Indianapolis; a son, Charles [ENYART], Deedsville; four sisters, and five brothers. Among the brothers are Gilbert and Daniel [ENYART] of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru and burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery a mile south of the Macy road and one-fourth mile east of U.S. 31. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursda.

John A. Richardson
First Sgt. John A. RICHARDSON, 50, former Rochester resident, died at Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C., this morning. Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Orlando J. Bookwalter
Orlando J. BOOKWALTER, 79, R.R. 5, Logansport, brother-in-law of H. Weldon SHERRARD, Sr., R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Vernon SCOTT, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at his home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of 1 1/2 years.
Born in Cass county Feb. 1, 1885, he was the son of Charles and Emma ULERICK BOOKWALTER. He was married April 20, 1907 to Clara May SHERRARD, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, two daughters, fourteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a sister.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. Burial will be in the Cornish cemetery near Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, November 26, 1964

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 27, 1964

Roy Landis
Herbert Roy LANDIS, 79, Akron, died unexpectedly of a coronary attack at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka. He was visiting a daughter, Mrs. Manford (Ruth) CALLANTINE, when he suffered the attack.
A lifetime resident of the Akron and Rock Lake communities, Mr. Landis was born in Fulton county Jan. 20, 1885 to Edwin and Margaret SMITH LANDIS. He was married in Fulton county June 15, 1907 to Dessie KARNS, who died in 1950. He was a retired railroad section hand.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Callantine; Miss Faye LANDIS, at home, and Mrs. William (Edna) SICKS, Hartford City; a son, Hubert [LANDIS], Los Angeles; ten grandchildren, and thirty-one great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Haupert 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 after 2 p.m. Saturday.

John A. Richardson
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for First Sgt. John A. RICHARDSON, 50, who died of multiple carcinoma in Walter Reed General hospital in Washington, D.C., at 9 a.m. Wednesday. He had been a patient one month.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will conduct full military rites and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Sgt. Richardson lived in the Rochester area for 20 years prior to 30 years service in the Army. His home was at 1015 Audubon street.
Born Sept. 14, 1914 in Newcastle township, he was the son of Elmer and Ina Bell CARITHERS RICHARDSON. He was a member of the first Christian church and the American Legion here.
Surviving are two brothers, George RICHARDSON, Rochester, and Joseph STANSBURY, Danville, Ill.; six sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Alice) LIMING, Logansport, and Mrs. Mable MILLER, Mrs. Harvey (Carmine) PACKARD, Mrs. John (Frances) SLAYBAUGH, Mrs. Virgil (Norma Jean) WAGONER and Mrs. Oscar (Helen) CARR, all of Rochester, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mae D. Doud
Mrs. Mae D. DOUD, 84, Peru, died at 10:20 Wednesday in Dukes hospital at Peru following an illness of 3 1/2 years.
Born Aug. 29, 1880 at Argos, she was the daughter of Aaron and Elmina BUZZARD WALTZ. Her marriage was in 1902 to Alvin E. DOUD, who survives. She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the husband are a son, a daughter, five grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru with the Rev. Paul GARNER of Fulton officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 28, 1964 to Monday, November 30, 1964

[no obits[

Tuesday, December 1, 1964

Earl Nickell
Earl NICKELL, 62, R.R. 4, Rocheter, died about 9 a.m. today while feeding hogs on his farm five miles west of Rochester on Ind. 14. His wife found the body at 9:30 a.m. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, December 2, 1964

Earl Nickell
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Earl NICKELL, 62, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday at his home five miles west of Rochester on Ind. 14. The Rev. Allen BYRNE will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.
Mr. Nickell's death came unexpectedly while he was at work in the barnlot. His wife discoverd his body about 10 minutes after he was stricken fatally. Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, ruled that death came from a coronary occlusion.
Born in Ezell, Ky., March 25, 1902, Mr. Nickell was the son of Richard and Mary NICKELL NICKELL and had spent most of his life in this county. His marriage was June 23, 1923, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Loreen WELLER, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Willis [NICKELL], Indianapolis and Cecil [NICKELL], East Lansing, Mich.; three grandchildren and a brother, Warren [NICKELL], R.R. 4, Rochester. Preceding in death were four brothers.

Thursday, December 3, 1964

Anna E. Kleckner
Mrs. Anna Elizabeth KLECKNER, 88, Winamac, a native of Fulton county, died Wednesday afternoon in the Thomas nursing home in Winamac after a lingering illness. She had lived in Winamac 50 years.
Born Oct.10, 1876, she was the daughter of W..W. and Elizabeth DUFF. Her marriage was in February, 1897 to William B. KLECKNER, who died in 1955.
Surviving are three daughters, eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a brother.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kennedy Braman funeral home at Winamac and burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Friday, December 4, 1964

Anna E. Kleckner
Final rites for Mrs. Anna Elizabeth KLECKNER, 88, Winamac, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kennedy Braman funeral home in Winamac and burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. A native of Fulton county, Mrs. Kleckner died Wednesday afternoon in the Pontius nursing home here, where she had lived since January, 1961.

Justin L. Hall
Justin L. HALL, 68, a postal worker in Rochester for 40 years, died Thursday at 9:45 p.m. shortly after beind admitted to Woodlawn hospital. Death, due to a heart attack, was eunexpected and came after a short illness.
Mr. Hall resided at 317 East 10th street and had been a resident of Rochester 44 years. He retired from the Rochester postoffice in May, 1961.
Born March 11, 1896, at Montoursville, Pa., he was the son of Bert and Aurwila MOON HALL. He was married June 20, 1918, at Logansport, to Gladys KINDIG, who survives.
Mr. Hall was a veteran of World War I, serving with the American Expeditionary Force in France, and was a member of the First Christian chuch and American Legion post.
Besides the wife, he is survived by four nephews, Woodrow and Reuben RYNEARSON, both of Rochester; Joseph RYNEARSON, Osceola, and Earl RYNEARSON, Pennsylvania, and two nieces, Mrs. Marjorie CAYWOOD and Mrs. Gene (Sarah) COPLEN, Mesa, Ariz. His stepfather, Pierce WILSON of Rochester, died in 1941.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Saturday noon.

Jacob D. McClone
Jacob D. "Jake" McCLONE, 70, Mentone, a part-time employee of the two [?], died of a heart attack at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at his home. He was a retired farmer.
Born Aug.7, 1894, he was a lifetime resident of that area. He was the son of Uriah and Sarah MONTAGUE McCLONE. He was married March 16, 1916 to Dove RHOADES, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Jake [McCLONE[, Jr., Palestine; two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Mary) WISE, Pierceton, and Mrs. Harold (Thelma) GATES, R.R. 5, Warsaw; three brothers Bert [McCLONE, Rochester; Walter [McCLONE], Warsaw, and Robert [McCLONE], Mishawaka; two sisters, including Mrs Elsie WRIGHT, South Whitley; seventeen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, December 5, 1964

Theodore Bryant
Theodore "Ted" BRYANT of Arcola, former Athens resident, died Friday morning at the Linvall Memorial Clinic hospital in Columbia City. He was 60 years of age.
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sloan funeral home on Wells street, Fort Wayne. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The son of John and Lulu BRYANT, he was born Oct. 23, 1904, on a farm northeast of Athens and had moved from this community 30 years ago.
Surviving are the wife, Garnet [BRYANT[; one daughter, Mrs. Jack WALKER; one sister, Mrs. Grace KAISER, Rome City, and several nieces and nephews, including Russell "Dinty" MOORE and Rex MOORE, both of Rochester.

Monday, December 7, 1964

Nellie M. Riner
Mrs. Nellie M. RINER, 81, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at her home at 1 p.m. Sunday following an illness of two years. She was a lifetime resident of the Mentone area.
Born in Sevastopol, Kosciusko county, on Dec. 19, 1882, she was the daughter of Milton E. and Louisa EILER HIRE. She was married Dec. 26, 1900 to Raymond E. RINER, who died in 1941.
Mrs. riner was the mother of Kenneth A. RINER, former president of the Farmers State bank in Mentone, who died Aug. 12, 1963.
She was a member of the Baptist church, Gleaners lodge and Friendly Neighbors Home Ec club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Polly) BAUM; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A son, Curtis J. [RINER], died Dec. 7, 1961.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. John BECKER officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Alice A. McIntire
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Mrs. Alice Ann McINTIRE, 87, former Delong resident who died Friday night in Florida.
The Rev. Theodore ROBERTS will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. McIntire, who had been ill three years, died at 7 p.m. Friday at the San Antonio nursing home in San Antonio, Fla. She resided at Floral City, Fla.
Born Dec. 6, 1876, in Starke county, she was the daughter of William and Agnes BAKER THOMAS. She was married to John Lewis McINTIRE, who preceded in death in 1945.
She had moved from Delong to Markle, where she lived many years.
Surviving are a son, Harry [McINTIRE], Huntington; a daughter, Mrs. Mark WELCHES, Floral City, Fla.; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dan LARMER, Salem, Ore., and Mrs. Carl KOENIG, Portland, Ore.; a brother, Elmer THOMAS, Bend, Ore., and several nieces and nephews. A son and a daughter prceded in death.

Hugh E. Wibel
Hugh E. WIBEL, 39, Foley, Ala., died at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Mobile, Ala., hospital.
Mr. Wibel was born in Miami county Aug. sd, 1925 and lived there until four [years] ago, when he moved to Foley.
He is survived by his parents, his wife, two sons, a daughter, a brother and three sisters.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 8, 1964

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Wednesday, December 9, 1964

Sarah E. Tanner
Mrs. Sara Ellen TANNER, 83, 431 East 13th street, died at 1:55 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Saturday. She had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Vernard (Ruby) GOODMAN, the last two years.
Born in Warren county July 7, 1881, she was the daughter of Joseph and Louise HUTTS. She was first married to Charles SALTS and later to Oliver TANNER, who preceded her in death seven years ago.
She formerly lived in Lawton, Mich., where she owned and operated a nursing home six years, and came here seven years ago from Lawton.
She was a member of the Church of Christ of Rochester.
Surviving are the daughter; a son, Dewey SALTS, Veedersburg; a step-son, Eugene TANNER, Lawton, Mich.; an adopted son, Duane TANNER, Kalamazoo, Mich.; ten grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. A sister and brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with Leslie W. GRANT of the Church of Christ and the Rev. Keith SMITLEY, pastor of the Grandview E.U.B. church officiating.
Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery at Lawton, Mich.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 10, 1964

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Friday, December 11, 1964

Lloyd A. Rickel
Lloyd A. RICKEL, 87, R.R. 1, Mentone, postmaster at Mentone from 1934 to 1949, died at his home at 12:15 a.m. today. He had been ill three years.
Born Aug. 12, 1887 in Sevastapol, he was the son of George and Mary DUNLAP RICKEL and had lived in the Mentone community all his life. He was married April 16, 1946 to Fern BLUE. He was a member of the Mentone Masonic lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn BURNS, Akron; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Sadie BLACK, Akron. A son and a daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dr. Franklin C. Dielman
Dr. Franklin C. DIELMAN, 85, Fulton, a practicing physician in Fulton for 60 years, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital after an emergency operation.
Dr. Dielman became ill Thursday while making his regular rounds at the hospital. He underwent surgery but died in his room some time later.
The oldest practicing medical doctor in Fulton county, Dr. Dielman was honored Oct. 11, 1958 at "Dr. Dielman Day" in Fulton. More than 2,000 persons attended the festivities in the Fulton gymnasium, at which he was presented many gifts and a check for $1,200. He donated the money to Woodlawn hospital.
The principal speaker at the program was Phil ESKEW, now commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association. Eskew was superintenednt of Sullivan schools at the time.
Born Sept. 20, 1879 south of Akron in Perry township, Miami county, Dr. Dielman was the son of John and Anna CRAIG DIELMAN.
He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1904 and started practice in his home community of Macy. Because there were four doctors there he moved to Fulton shortly afterwards.
His first office was in the rear room of the Poorman barber shop at the north end of Fulton's main street. Some years later he moved to his present office on the west side of Main street, which he shared with Dr. J. A. HAFERT, a dentist, until Dr. Dielman died.
Dr. Dielman had lived in Rochester since his second marriage in 1950, but he went to his office in Fulton daily. He had been on the staff of Woodlawn hospital since its beginning in 1905 and a patient's room in the hospital was furnished in his honor.
His first marriage was on July 2, 1905 to Ida F. JEWELL, who died Dec. 15, 1948. His second marriage was on Feb. 2, 1950 to Maude DOWNS, who survives.
Dr. Dielman was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church, Masonic lodge and Eastern Star at Fulton, Royal Arch Masons at Rochester, Fulton County Medical Society and Indiana Medical Association.
Surviving with the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred DOWNS, Rochester; two sons, Howard [DIELMAN], Logansport, and Robert F. [DIELMAN], Safford, Ariz.; two step-sons, William DOWNS, Rochester, and Donald DOWNS, Westfield, N.J.; eight grandchildren; five step-great[grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Charlotte MATHIAS, Akron.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Revs. Donald ABBEY of Elkhart, former Fulton E.U.B. pastor, and Paul GARNER, present pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.
Dr. Dielman had asked his family that, upon his death, contributions be made to a worthy cause in lieu of flowers. The family has deciced to establish a Dr. Dielman Memorial Fund, with proceeds to be used at Woodlawn hospital. Contributions can be sent to the First National bank in Fulton or Rochester and to Box 68, Fulton.

Saturday, December 12, 1964

Dr. Franklin C. Dielman
Masonic rites will be conducted for Dr. Franklin C. DIELMAN, 85, Fulton, at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fulton E.U.B. church. Dr. Dielman, Fulton's only physician, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital after emergency surgery.

Monday, December 14, 1964

T. A. Richardson
T. A. "Tom" RICHARDSON, 71, former resident oif Macy, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at his winter home in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Born in Indianapolis March 19, 1893, he was married in 1912 to Nina M. HURST of Macy, who survives.
Mr. Richardson had lived in North Manchester for the past 15 years, moving from Macy where he resided from 1932-45. He was a sales representative for the Magnus Chemical company. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Irvington Presbyterian church in Indianapolis.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Patricia FOLEY, Albuqueraque, N.M., and Mrs. Carol DICK, Ormond Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; a brother, Lewis [RICHARDSON], Indianapolis. Preceding in death were a son and a brother.
Last rites will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the McCain country chapel at U.S. 31 and Ind 16, with the Rev. Arthur MAIN officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Alva Lee Miller
Alva Lee MILLER, 82, R.R. 1, Lucerne, former Grass Creek barber, died at his home at 2 p.m. Saturday after suffering a heart attack while cutting wood in his yard. He lived one-half mile south of the Fulton-Cass county line on Ind. 25.
Born in Fulton county near Grass Creek Dec. 13, 1881, he would have observed his 83rd birthdate Sunday. He was the son of Michael and Elizabeth SNIDER MILLER. He was engaged in farming at the time of his death.
Mr. Miller's first marriage was to Ann C. MURRY, who died in 1920. On Dec. 22, 1927, he married Florence CRISPEN SUTTON in Logansport. A member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F., he received his 60-year membership pin about a year ago.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Dr. Troy L. MILLER, Phoenix, Ariz.; a step-son, Harold SUTTON, Star City; five grandchilldren; one great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel HUDKINS, Kewanna. A brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Lee McKINLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery, with the Kewanna I.O.O.F. conducting graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home

Tuesday, December 15, 1964

Edith Loofborough
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Miss Edith LOOFBOROUGH, 65, Kewanna, who died Sunday morning in Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Miss Loofborough was born in Grass Creek, Jan. 12, 1899. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Glenna SEDAM, Logansport, and a brother, Joseph [LOOFBOROUGH], Benton Harbor, Mich.
The Rev. Gary BARGERHOOF officiated at the services and burial was in the Shaffer cemetery.

Wednesday, December 16, 1964

Bert Davis
Bert DAVIS, 78, Leiters Ford, died at 5:15 a.m. today in Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac after being in failing health one year. He was a lifetime resident of the Leiters Ford and Monterey communities.
Mr. Davis retired eight years ago after being a trucker for 30 years.
Born in the Zion community Nov. 12, 1886, he was the son of Jasper and Nancy JOHNSON DAVIS. His first marriage was to Ocie DAVIS, who died in 1944. On Dec. 16, 1945, he married Ethel TABER in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Culver E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Ed (Eva) LEBO and Mrs. Don (Ruth) AUTREY, both of Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Howard (Donna) COLEMAN, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Dale [DAVIS], Phoenix, and Cecil [DAVIS], R.R.4, Rochester; a step-son, William TABER, Culver; two step-daughters, Mrs. Norman (Jane) SCRUGGS and Mrs. Ralph (Frances) GEISELMAN, both of Culver; eighteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren, and a brother, Ivan DAVIS, Sun Prairie, Wis. Preceding in death were a daughter, a son, a brother and a sister.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Otto D. Smith
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Otto D. SMITH, 81, 213 Fulton avenue, who died Tuesday at 2 p.m. in his home.
Mr. Smith had returned Friday from St. Joseph's hospital in Kokomo, where he was treated for a broken hip sustained in a fall at his home five weeks ago. Death was unexpected.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery seven miles northeast of the city. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born March 5, 1883, in Tiosa, he had spent his entire life in this county and retired from farming two years ago. His parents were Obadiah and Margaret WARREN SMITH. Mr. Smith was married July 16, 1938, in Lafayette, to Nellie M. BRYANT, who survives.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Thursday, December 17, 1964

Faye Wysong
Mrs. Sarah Faye WYSONG, 64, died Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since sustaining a stroke seven days ago. She resided at the We-Like-It trailer court east of the city.
Born April 24, 1900, in the Richland Center community, she was the daughter of Jacob and Lillie POWNALL BRUBAKER and had spent her life in this community. Her marriage was to Lloyd Lester WYSONG, who died Dec. 25, 1951.
A practical nurse, Mrs.Wysong was a member of the Rochester Church of god, Women's Missionary Society and WCTU.
Surviving are two sons, Merle [WYSONG], Rochester, and Lloyd [WYSONG], Kokomo; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Evelyn) CRABB, Culver; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Orvin (Cora) LAKE, Plymouth; Mrs. Belle EWEN, Kokomo, and Mrs. Ernest (Gail) BORUFF, Kokomo, and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Church of God here with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Spirirt S Borla
Last rites and burial will be Friday morning at Iron Mountain, Mich., for Spirit S. BORLA, 64, Maywood, Ill., who died of a heart attack Saturday at Las Vegas, Nev., while enroute to California.
He was the father of Mrs. Robert (Andrea) BOWEN of Rochester. Mr. Borla was driving with a friend to Los Angeles to visit a brother when fatally stricken.
He had retired in August, 1963, after 37 years with Sears Roebuck & Company. He was a control buyer in sporting goods for the firm. He was born at Iron Mountain.
Also surviving are the wife, Marian [BORLA]; another daughter, Karen [BORLA], at home; a son, Donald [BORLA], Hillside, Ill.; a sister, and five brothers.

Earl Miles
A Kewanna man was killed instantly at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when a 35-foot long metal pipe broke loose from a crane and ripped through a roof at the Union Carbide Corporation's Stallite Division plant in Kokomo. The pipe struck Earl MILES, 54, R.R. 1, Kewanna, decapitating him.
Miles, an electrician, was working inside the new addition to the plant when he was struck by the pipe.
Born March 6, 1910 in Danville, Ill., he was the son of Harvey and Georgia SUMMERS MILES.
Mr. Miles worked at the Stallite Division plant for the past 12 years.
Surviving are the wife, Hazel [MILES]; a son, Robert [MILES], Kokomo; six step-children, Paul MOSIER, Coshocton, O., and William MOSIER, Mrs. Rosella DAVIS, Mrs. Nina BRUNNEMER, Mrs, Mary PRATHER and Mrs. Violet RABER, all of Kokomo; five grandchildren, and thirty-one great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday in the Long funeral home in Kokomo. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetry at Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 p.m. today. The casket will remain closed.

Friday, December 18, 1964

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Saturday, December 19, 1964

David A. Oldfather
David A. OLDFATHER, 89, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 4 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient for the past year. Mr. Oldfather had been in failing health for the past six years.
Born Jan. 14, 1875 in Ohio, he was the son of Eligha and Mary PULSE OLDFATHER. He was retired from masonry construction. Mr. Oldfather was married Jan. 17, 1901 in Rochester to Suda Belle ROBBINS, who survives. Surviving with the wife are a son, Arthur A. [OLDFATHER], R.R. 4, Rochester; a granddaughter, a graat-granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews. Five sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Alvin E. Doud
Alvin E. DOUD, 86, Peru, a native of Macy, died at 11:55 a.m. Friday in Dukes hospital following a serious illness of three weeks. He had lived in Peru 28 years.
A retired cabinet maker, Mr. Doud was born Aug. 22, 1878 to Lucien and Sarah ROBBINS DOUD. He was married in 1902 to Mae WALTZ, who died last Nov. 24. He was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a son, Everett [DOUD], Kokomo, and a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Ruth) MOHLER, R.R. 3, Peru; five grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. A child, a brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru with the Rev. Paul GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 21, 1964

Reuben L. Hathaway
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Reuben L. HATHAWAY, 71, 608 Indiana avenue, who died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday in his home.
Death came after a short illness and was due to a heart ailment.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate at rites, assisted by the American Legion Post of Rochester. Burial will be in Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Hathaway was born Oct. 31, 1893, at Watseka, Ill., the son of Cornelius and Sarah LAYTON HATHAWAY. He had lived in this city since 1939, moving from Plymouth, and was employed at the Rochester Metal Products company throughout his residence here.
He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Jean) RECORDS, Warsaw; three brothers, Earl, Delphi; Clair, Logansport, and Charles [HATHAWAY], Martinton, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Rachel HENDRYX, Idaville; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Donald J. Huffman
Donald James HUFFMAN, 24, Francesville, who was to be married to a Richland township girl next Jan. 17, died at Woodlawn hospital at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.
He was visiting his financee, Miss Beaverly HISEY, R.R. 3, Argos, for the weekend when he went into a deep sleep Sunday. Cause of death has not been announced. Miss Hisey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle HISEY.
Born in Winamac Oct. 26, 1940, Mr. Huffman was the son of James F. and Malinda ZARSE HUFFMAN. He was a 1958 graduate of Francesville high school and had been a barber in Kokomo for four months. He was a member of St. James United Church of Christ in Francesville.
Surviving are the parents, of R.R. 1, Francesville; a brother, William [HUFFMAN], R.R. 3, Monticello; two sisters, Marilyn [HUFFMAN], of Minnesota, and Carolyn [HUFFMAN], at home.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the St. James United Church of Christ with the Rev. Lawrence BECKER officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Querry funeral home in Francesville after 1 p.m. EST Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 22, 1964

Wilma P. McKinney
Private family prayer service will be Wednesday morning at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Wilma Pauline McKINNEY, 54, who died Monday at 12:01 p.m. at the Miller nursing home here.
Death came, after an extended illness from multiple sclerosis, in the nursing home. Mrs. McKinney previously resided at Poet's Point on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The Rev. Allan BYRNE will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Mrs. McKinney was born July 23, 1910, in Rochester, and had spent her life in this community. Her parents were William and Mabel NORMAN ZIMMERMAN. Her marriage was to Scott McKINNEY, who preceded in death.
Mrs. McKinney long was employed in the office of the county surveyor until her health failed. She was a charter member of the Kappa Delta Phi sorority and the Rochester Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are the mother, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Monna Jo CHEVRE, St. Paul, Minn.; five grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph and Byron ZIMMERMAN, both of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Nina WAECHTER, Los Angeles; Mrs. Hugh (Lura) KIRKENDALL and Mrs. Stanley (Anita) SAMUELSON, both of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Dale ZIMMERMAN, preceded in death Oct. 6.

Harold W. Clevenger
Harold W. CLEVENGER, 55, Crown Point, native of Fulton county and former school teacher at Fulton and Grass Creek, died at 10 a.m. Monday at O'Hare Field in Chicago after boarding an airliner with his wife bound for the South Pacific. He was stricken with a heart attack. Mr. Clevenger died before the airplane took off.
He was born east of Fulton May 18, 1909. He was married to Priscilla CLAYBAUGH, who survives.
Mr. Clevenger was principal and curriculum administrator at Crown Point elementary school. He had been active in the Crown Point school system for the past 30 years, after seven years in Fulton county.
Mr. Clevenger was a member of the Crown Point Planning Commission for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Crown Point Methodist church, First Lady Lodge 157 F & AM, South Bend Consistory, Hammond Shrine, Indiana State Teachers association, National Educational Association and Phi Delta Kappa fraternity.
Survivig with the wife are a son, Phil [CLEVENGER], and a daughter, Kay [CLEVENGER], both at home, and the mother, Mrs. Ocia CLEVENGER, Fulton. His father prceded in death about five years ago.
Services will be at 1 p.m Wednesday in the Crown Point Methodist church. Burial will be in Crown Point. Friends may call at the Mirriam funeral home in Crown Point.

Lulu Urschel
Mrs. Lulu URSCHEL, 84, Tippecanoe, died at 5:15 a.m. today in the Alfran nursing home in Warsaw following an illness of three years.
Born Jan. 10, 1880 in North Manchester, she was the daughter of Uriah and Wilhelmina THOMAS SHOCK. She was married Dec. 25, 1902 to Charles M. URSCHEL, who survives.
Mrs Urschel was a member of the Tippecanoe Congregational Christian church, the Mentone Order of Eastern Star and a former member of the Tippecanoe Home Ec club. She had lived in Tippecanoe 51 years.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Dr. Dan L. URSCHEL of the Urschel Heart Clinic in Mentone, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Tippecanoe Congregational church with the Rev. John TALLEY officiating. Burial will be in the North Manchester cemetery. Friends may call at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone after 2 p.m. Wednesday until Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

Wednesday, December 23, 1964

Dorothy Strong
Mrs. Dorothy STRONG, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at her home at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

John H. Hauser
John H. HAUSER, 70, Fletcher's Lake, died suddenly at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday in Logansport Memorial hospital. Cause of death has not been determined.
A Fletcher's Lake resident 26 years, Mr. Hauser was a retired farmer. He had done livestock trucking in recent years.
He was born Nov. 2, 1895 in Pulaski county to Charles and Frances GOOD HAUSER. On May 27, 1913 he was married in Winamac to Mary Elizabeth TRAPP, who died in December, 1958.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy HENDERSON, Fletcher's Lake; three sons, Omar [HAUSER], R.R. 6, Rochester; Edward [HAUSER], town marshal at Akron, and Francis [HAUSER], R.R. 3, Peru; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Nora FRANKS, Roanoke, Ind., and two brothers, Frank [HAUSER], Rochester, and Arthur [HAUSER], South Bend.
Lsst rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Nora Becker
Mrs. Nora BECKER, 86, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where she had been a patient 3 1/2 weeks. She had been ill two years.
Born Aug. 12, 1878 near Bremen, she moved from there to Argos in 1906. Her parents were Mathias and Mary Ann HEMMINGER MANGES. She was married Dec. 25, 1906 to Herman J. BECKER, who died June 15, 1949. Mrs. Becker was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Erma BECKER, at home two sons, Paul [BECKER], at home, and Fred [BECKER], R.R. 1, Argos, and three grandchildren. Mrs. Becker was the last of a family of 10 children.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Ora DeLAUTER officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until noon Thursday and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 24, 1964

Sarah Dorothy Strong
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Sarah Dorothy STRONG, 71, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Wednesday at 11 a.m. in her home after a long illness.
The Rev. Allan BYRNE will be in charge of rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
Born July 30, 1893, in Henry township, Mrs. Strong was the daughter of Peter and Eliza HARTMAN FEECE. A lifetime resident of this county, she was married April 22, 1911, to Merr Dean STRONG, who died in 1960.
Mrs. Strong was a member of the Burton Methodist church and an honorary member of the Burton unit of the Woodlawn hospital auxiliary.
Surviving are three daughters Mrs. Howard (Burdette) HEISHMAN, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Gabriel (Lois) HOLEWIAK, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Charles (Theda) REID, South Bend; two sons, Clair and Klea [STRONG], both of R.R. 3, Rochester; eleven grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel (Stella) NICODEMUS and Mrs. Hershal (Nettie) SAYGERS, R.R. 1, Akron. Three grandchildren and a brother preceded in death.

Friday, December 25, 1964 to Saturday, December 26, 1964

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Monday, December 28, 1964

Howard G. Flora
Howard G. FLORA, 75, Twelve Mile, died of a heart attack at his home at 10 a.m. Saturday. He was a retired farmer.
Born Oct. 11, 1889 in Carroll county, he was the son of John and Indiana ALBAUGH FLORA. His first marriage was on Nov. 20, 1910 to Eva FISHER, who died in March, 1951. On March 17, 1953, he was married to Mary ANGLE KINZIE, who survives. He was a member of the Old German Baptist church in the Hoover community southeast of Twelve Mile.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Harold [FLORA], Mexico; three daughters, Mrs. Mable ANDERSON, Peru; Mrs. Dorothy CROCKETT, Galveston, and Mrs. Mary Ann MOON, Kokomo; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Norman D. [FLORA], Peru, and three sisters Mrs. Carrie BOWERMAN, Peru; Mrs. Sarah ANGLE, Flora, and Mrs. Orpha BROWER, Logansport. Three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoover Old German Baptist church with Harvey WAGONER officiating, assisted by Lester KINZIE. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Maxico. Friends may call at the residence in Twelve Mile. The Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton is in charge of arrangements.

Don L. DuBois
Don Lewis DuBOIS, 83, Roann, uncle of Mrs. H. J. LEASE, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at his home Saturday evening.
Born in Cass county in 1881, he was the son of George W. and Amy HORTON DuBOIS. He ws married to Maple GROVE, who died in 1949. Mr. DuBois lived in the Rochester area for many years before moving to Roann.
Surviving are three sons, two daughters, numerous grandchildren and several other nieces and nephews. Four brothers, two sisters and a daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Infant Hartle
An infant son, born Saturday to Paul L. and Anna Lee LUTZ HARTLE, died at the Portsmouth Naval hospital in Portsmouth, Va., at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Surviving with the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles HARTLE, Leiters Ford, and the maternal aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis LICHT, Culver.
Arrangements are pending in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Tuesday, December 29, 1964

W. Verne Hanes
W. Verne HANES, 68, 5215 Shore drive, Carlsbad, Cal., retired woolen salesman, died Dec. 10 at Oceanside (Cal.) hospital. He was the husband of the former Ruth ONSTOTT, once of this city.
Elks Lodge 1561 officiatd at funeral services Dec. 12 and burial was in the Eternal rest cemetery in Oceanside.
Death followed an illness of three years. Mr. Hanes had submitted to a kidney operation in October and one Dec. 7 for a blood clot in the aorta.
The Haneses had lived in Jackson Heights, L.I., N.Y., after their marriage in 1922, and at Los Angeles before Mr. Hanes' retirement.
Mr. Hanes had visited here years ago, with his father-in-law, the late Ike ONSTOTT.

Robert S. Archer
Robert Samuel ARCHER, 69, Rye, N.Y., son-in-law of Ira D. GOSS of Rochester, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday at the Goss home while visiting Mr. and Mrs. Goss with his family. He had been ill with a coronary condition the last 15 years.
Mr. Archer was a metallurgical engineer before retiring five years ago.
Born in Hygiene, Colo., June 20, 1895, he was the son of Dr. George and Mary PIATT ARCHER. He had lived in Rye 20 years, moving there from Chicago. He was married April 5, 1934 in Evanston, Ill., to Virginia GOSS, who survives.
Mr. Archer was a member of the Rye Presbyterian church, the American Yacht club, the Mansursing Island club and various professional organizations.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Ann ARCHER, at home, and a son, Robert Samuel [ARCHER], Jr., New York City. A brother preceded in death.
The body was removed from the Foster & Good funeral home here this afternoon to the William H. Graham funeral home in Rye. Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Rye Presbyterian church with the Rev. Joseph BISHOP officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Union cemetery at Rye.

Iva Overmyer
Mrs. Iva OVERMYER, 79, Mishawaka, died at 10 a.m. Monday in her home. She was a native of Fulton county and a sister-in-law of Mrs. V. D. BECK, R.R. 5, Rochester.
She was born in Rochester township Sept. 16, 1885 and was married to Henry OVERMYER, who survives. She moved to Mishawaka about 30 years ago from Rochester.
Surviving with the husband and Mrs. Beck are a son, a daughter, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka. Burial will be in the St. Joseph memorial cemetery in Mishawaka. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Infant Hartle
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery for the infant son of Paul L. and Anna Lee LUTZ HARTLE, who died at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Portsmouth Naval hospital in Portsmouth, Va., where it was born Saturday.
The Rev. Leon STARK will officiate at the services. The Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, December 30, 1964

Nancy E. Rouch
Mrs. Nancy Emaline ROUCH, 65, 230 Race steet, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted last Nov. 29. She had been ill about eight months and in serious condition four weeks.
Born in Rochester Oct. 6, 1899, she was a lifetime resident of this city and vicinity. Her parents were Zenith and Laura COOK MOW. Her husband, Rex ROUCH, died Jan. 11, 1947. Mrs. Rouch was an employee of Woodlawn hospital before her illness and was a member of the Warsaw Moose lodge.
Surviving are a son, Wilbert [ROUCH], Wabash; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Verla) ZARTMAN and Mrs. Evelyn SHIVELY, both of Rochester; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Maude LOWE, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight.

Kathleen Baldwin
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in Hammond for Mrs. Kathleen Lois BALDWIN, 55, Hammond, who died Sunday after a long illness. She was the daughter of W. H. JENNINGS, Kewanna, sister of Mrs. R. E. (Florence) HARBETT, Rochester.
Mrs. Baldwin was reared in Kewanna.
Also surviving are five daughters, three sons, two brothers, 26 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Charles A. Wilson
Charles Albert WILSON, 88, a farmer who resided most of his life in the Onward-Walton vicinity, died at 5 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. In failing health the past year, he was seriously ill for a month.
Born May 2, 1876 in Cass county, he was married Sept. 21, 1905 to Grace RINEHART, who died in 1912.
Surviving are a son, Robert [WILSON], South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Mildred) KREAMER, Kewanna; a grandson; a brother, Arthur [WILSON], Huntington Beach, Cal., and four sisters, Mrs. Frank EIKENBERRY and Mrs. Henry BERTRAM, both of Peru; Mrs. Charles SMITH, Marvel, Colo., and Mrs. Walter EIX, Detroit, Mich. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru.

Thursday, December 31, 1964

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