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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1965

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

   

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMBAUGH HOUSE

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The News-Sentinel

1965

Saturday, January 2, 1965

Coy Lee Clemons
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCain Country Chapel at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 for Coy Lee CLEMONS, 51, R.R. 1, Macy, who died at 4 a.m. Friday in his home following a six-year illness.
Born in Smithville, Tenn., on May 7, 1913, he was the son of Charlie and Minnie CLEMONS. He was married Jan. 1, 1934, to Allie HALE, who survives.
Mr. Clemons was a farmer and had lived in the Macy and Deedsville areas for the past 31 years.
Surviving with the wife are the mother, Deedsville; three sons, Robert [CLEMONS], Denver; Carl Dee [CLEMONS], at home, and Bobbie Joe [CLEMONS], Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara RIFFET, Rochester, and Mrs. Reba GARRISON, R.R. 3, Peru; three brothers, Woodrow [CLEMONS], Peru, and Eskel and Frank [CLEMONS] both Deedsville; four sisters, Mrs. Maggie WHITTENBERGER and Mrs. Jean FITZPATRICK, both Macy, and Mrs. Vernie DILLMAN and Mrs. Marion COOK, both Peru, and several grandchildren.
The Rev. E. C. CLARK will officiate at the services. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Catherine Caughell
Mrs. Catherine CAUGHELL, 94, who had been a patient in a nursing home here, died at 5 a.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital.
Surviving are two sons and three daughters.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Miller funeral home in Monticello and burial will be in the Cedarville cemetery 10 miles southeast of Monticello in Carroll county.

Dr. Fred Davis
Dr. Fred DAVIS, 92, a native of Rochester, died at his home in Jeffersonville Thursday night after an illness of two months. Final rites will be in Jeffersonville. He was an uncle of Mrs. Myra MATTICE of Rochester.

Monday, January 4, 1965

Howard Waltz
Howard WALTZ, 81, R.R. 3, Argos, a lifetime resident of the Argos community, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in Plymouth Parview hospital. He was admitted to the hospital two weeks ago after suffering a stroke of paralysis at his home.
Mr. Waltz had been a barber in Argos for many years and later was a farmer. He was retired from both occupations.
Born Dec. 6, 1883 near Argos, he was the son of Matthew and Sarah HOOVER WALTZ. His first marriage was to Maude MARIO, who died June 21, 1939. In 1941 he was married to Mary FREESE, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Thelma) ZUMBAUGH, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; four half-sisters, Mrs. Frank (Laura) THOMAS, Argos; Mrs. Hazel NISWONGER, South Bend, and Mrs. Juanita DUNCAN and Miss Bessie WALTZ, both of Birmingham, Ala., and two half-brothers, Jay WALTZ and Leo WALTZ, both of Birmingham.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral homa after 7 p.m. today.

Harry E. Rhoads
Harry E. RHOADS, 82, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Wednesday. He had been ill two years and in serious condition about two weeks. He lived on the Old Fort Wayne road at the east edge of Rochester.
A farmer, Mr. Rhoads was born near Logansport Dec. 13, 1882 and had lived here about 10 years, moving from near Onward. His parents were Henry and Florence FINK RHOADS. He was married in the Pipe Creek church near Onward Jan. 6, 1907 to Edna M. RUSH, who survives. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church of South Bend.
Surviving with the wife are two grandchildren, Mrs. Richard LATOSINSKI, South Bend, and James M. MOORE, Mishawaka, and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Helen MELTON, died Jan. 16, 1964.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allan D. BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Deer Creek cemetery at Onward. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Ardel Nash
Mrs. E. L. (Ardel) NASH, 67, Englewood, Fla., mother of Mrs. C. L. (Lucile) NEWMAN, 1214 Pontiac street, died at 10 a.m. today in the Sarasota, Fla. hospital.
She was married to E. L. NASH, who survives. The Nashes formerly lived in Peru and Roanoke. A son preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Dr. Fred W. Davis
Last rites and burial were held in Jeffersonville for Dr. Fred W. DAVIS, 91, native of this city who died Thursday after a two-month illness.
Dr. Davis was the last surviving member of Company B, 158th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, which was recruited in Rochester at the start of the Spanish-American War in 1898. The company was commanded by the late Capt. Cyrus DAVIS, brother of Dr. Davis.
Dr. Davis was born in Rochester Oct. 11, 1873, and graduated from Rochester high school and the Indiana Dental college. He had practiced in Jeffersonville 40 years, retiring last year.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian church, Masonic lodge and Rotary club in Jeffersonville.
Surviving are the wife, the former Mary BAMBER; three daughters, Jean, Katherine and Marilyn [DAVIS], all of Jeffersonville, and a niece, Mrs. Myra MATTICE, Rochester.

Tuesday, January 5, 1965

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Wednesday, January 6, 1965

Elmer Shoemaker
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Elmer SHOEMAKER, 89, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died at 7:30 p.m.Tuesday in his home after an illness of 14 years. He had been bedfast eight years.
The Rev. Walter MORRIS and the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Shoemaker was born in Miami county April 3, 1875, the son of Elliott and Amanda CUNNINGHAM SHOEMAKER. His first marriage was Feb. 12, 1900, to Millie POWNALL, who died in 1921. His second marriage was Aug. 17, 1921, to Ida MARQUIS, who survives.
A retired farmer, Mr. Shoemaker also was a member of the Fulton Baptist church and moved to the Fulton community 83 years ago.
Also surviving are a son, Alva [SHOEMAKER], Logansport; a daughter, Mrs. Treva Mae CHAPIN, Nyona Lake; a granddaughter, Mrs. Ellen STEWART, South Bend; three great-granddaughters, and three brothers, Charles and Floyd [SHOEMAKER], both of Burlington, Ia., and James [SHOEMAKER], Fulton. Preceding in death were a sister and two granddaughters.

Thursday, January 7, 1965

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Friday, January 8, 1965

Pfc. Charles M. Stevens
Final rites for Pfc. Charles M. STEVENS, 20, Plymouth, grandson of a former Fulton-Marshall circuit courr judge, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the St. Thomas Episcopal church in Plymouth Oak Hill cemetery.
Pfc. Stevens was found dead in his apartment in Munich, Germany Dec. 29. The U.S. hospital in Munich said he died of asphyxiation of household-type gas.
His wife, Marilyn [STEVENS], had left Sunday to return to Plymouth to await his return home with his army unit later this month. Pfc. Stevens apparently had been cleaning and repairing a stove in the apartment when he became ill.
Pfc. Stevens was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. STEVENS of Plymouth and grandson of S. N. STEVENS, who was judge when Fulton and Marshall counties were in one judicial circuit.
Surviving with the wife and parents are a brother, James E. [STEVENS], Plymouth, and his grandmother, Mrs. Chester PENTECOST, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth.

Saturday, January 9, 1965

Joetta (Josephine E.) Waite
Miss Joetta (Josephine E.) WAITE, R.R. 2, Macy, died at her home in Gilead at 4:30 p.m. Friday after an illness of six months. She had resided in Gilead all her life.
A retired school teacher, she was the daugher of Joseph H. and Marietta WRIGHT WAITE. She was a lifetime member of the Gilead Methodist church and a member of the Gilead O.E.S., Peru DAR and Perry Township Home Demonstration club. She had taught school in Anderson.
Surviving are three sisters, Carrie and Margaret WAITE, Gilead, and Mrs. Laura PAYNE, New Castle. All four sisters had lived in the same home in Gilead. Also surviving are three nieces and a nephew. Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at the residence in Gilead at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. James SWAN officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after noon Sunday. The Haupert funeral home in Fulton is in charge of services.

Elmer Eytcheson
Elmer EYTCHESON, 76, Fulton, a school bus driver in Liberty township for 40 years, died at 6:30 a.m. today at his home following a five-year illness.
Born in Miami county to Isaac and Ollie ECKELBARGER EYTCHESON, he had lived in Fulton since he was a small boy. He was a retired farmer and had quit driving a school bus some years ago. He was married Dec. 19, 1907 in Fulton to Donna MARSH, who survives. He was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Ernest [EYTCHESON], El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Mrs.Ruth MASTERSON, Fulton, and Mrs. Olive BROWN, Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. A brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Revs. Franklin ARTHUR and Paul GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Ethel Cain
Final rites for Mrs. Ethel CAIN, 67, Indianapolis, a native of Wagoner's Station, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Conkle Speedway funeral home in Indianapolis. Burial will be in Washington Park East cemetery.
A resident of Indianapolis 29 years, Mrs. Cain died Friday. She had been a clerk or the United Life Insurance company at Indianapolis before retiring in 1962. A son, Robert [CAIN], Indianapolis, and the mother, Mrs. Mattie BAKER, Indianapolis, survive.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today and 1-9 p.m. Sunday.

George T. Ross
George T. ROSS, 80, R.R. 1, Rochester, who operated The Book Store here from 1900 to 1946, died at 7:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient 1 1/2 weeks. He lived on the southwest side of Lake Manitou.
Born May 17, 1884 in Rochester to Orvan and Cleo TRUSLOW ROSS,he had resided all his life here. He was married Jan. 4, 1905 in Rochester to Blanche M. METZGER, who survives. Mr. Ross had operated an outboard motor sales and services at his home after selling The Book Store.
He was a member of the Rochester F&AM 79 and Royal Arch Masons 90.
Surviving with the wife are numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan D. BYRNE officiating, assisted by the Masonic lodge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Rosa Belle Cox
Mrs. Rosa Belle COX, 84, Akron, died at 5:30 Friday at the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient two weeks. Although she had been ill five years, her death was unexpected.
Born Feb. 6, 1880 in Allen county, O., Mrs. Cox moved to Akron when she was 16 years old. She was the daughter of George W. and Mary L. LAMBERT HATTERY. Her first marriage was on April 2, 1898 to Wilson SHRIVER, who died in 1926. In 1937 she was married to Elmer COX, who died in 1947.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Joe (Marie) WIDEMAN and Mrs. Harold (Annabelle) HAMMOND, both of Akron; Mrs. Harvey (Dortha) PROBASCO, Milford, Ill., and Mrs. Alta CLINGENPEEL, Highwood, Ill.; twenty grandchildren, sixty-six great-gradchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, two grandchildren, three sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday 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 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be in the form of contributions to a favorite charity in memory of [Mrs. Cox].

Charles F. Bright
Charles Franklin BRIGHT, 85, 1102 Madison street, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 10 1/2 years and in serious condition nine weeks.
A resident of the Rochester area most of his life, he had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Russell (Pauline) MOORE, since 1929. He had been employed by the Rochester Bridge company and, later, at the Main Street Tavern.
Born Aug. 14, 1879 in Marshall county, he was the son of William and Louise BRIGHT. He was married in 1900 to Olive Ellen THOMPSON, who died in 1917.
Surviving with Mrs. Moore are three grandchildren, Mrs. Betty NIX, Rochester; Mrs. William (Gwendolyn) WARREN, Phoenix, and Mrs. Lyle (Ann) MATHEWS, Santa Maria, Cal.; six great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildre.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, January 11, 1965

George H. Johnston
George H. JOHNSTON, 76, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at Dukes hospital in Peru following an illness of several years. He lived on the Fulton-Cass county line south of Fulton.
Born to Frank and Jane LEFFLER JOHNSTON Jan. 21, 1888 near Ora, Mr. Johnston had lived in Fulton and Cass counties since he was a small boy. A retired farmer, he operated a threshing machine for many years. He was married Nov. 25, 1908 to Ruth McFARLAND.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Miss Grace JOHNSTON, at home, and Mrs. Charles (Mary) COFFING, R.R. 6, Rochester, and four grandchildren. Two daughters preceded in death. He was the last survivor of a family of nine children.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton with the Revs. Lincoln LEHUE and Herbert JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William W. Hanks
William Wesley HANKS, 78, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was taken four hours earlier. He had been in failing health three years.
Born May 18, 1886, near Bloomington, Ill., he had lived in Fulton county 45 years, residing along the Tippecanoe river near Delong before moving to his last address. He moved to Delong from Chenoa, Ill. He was the son of William and Rosalia MATHENY HANKS.
A retired farmer, he was married in Chenoa to Eunice DARRAH, who died in 1952.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vaughn (Eloise) HINESLEY, North Webster; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Rasalia) HAASE, Rochester, and Miss Charlotte HANKS, Fairbury, Ill.; four grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Four sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allen BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Chenoa cemetery at Chenoa, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Rose Knight
Mrs. Rose KNIGHT, 97, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peru nursing home, where she was a patient the last six years. She had lived with her daughter, the late Mrs. Frank DAVIS of Akron, until Mrs. Davis' death. Mrs. Knight had been ill 17 years.
Born Nov. 11, 1868 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of George W. and Ellen MUNDAY HARPER. She had lived in Fulton county all her life until entering the nursing home.
Her first marriage was to Oliver SHRIVER, who preceded in death. Her second marriage was to Charles KNIGHT, who also preceded in death. She was a member of the Rochester First Christian church.
Surviving are nieces, nephews and a step-granddaughter, Mrs. Lloyd PICKENS of Rochester. A daughter, a son, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gertrude Beck
Mrs. Emma Gertrude BECK, 81, 1323 Franklin avenue, died unexpectedly of a coronary attack at 11 a.m. Sunday at her home. She had resided most of her life in Fulton county.
Born Aug. 1, 1883 in Miami county, she was the daughter of Alpheus and Clara RALSTON MURPHY. She was married Nov. 5, 1904 at the United Brethren parsonage here to Carl BECK, who died Sept. 16, 1952. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church, the Ladies Aid and the WSWS of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred LARAMORE, Hamlet, and Mrs. Vernon (Esther) HOPKINS, Cloverdale, Cal.; three sons, Earl [BECK], Monrovia; Herbert [BECK], Indianapolis, and Lester [BECK], Rochester; sixteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Lulu) BRYANT, Knox, and Mrs. Walter (Hazel) ZIMMERMAN, Akron, and two brothers, Benjamin MURPHY, and Byron M. MURPHY, South Bend. A daughter, Mrs. Ruth DERTERTT, died in 1947. Also preceding in death were two sisters, Pearl WELSH and Elba HALL, and three brothers, Jesse, Russell and Raymond MURPHY.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester E.U.B. church with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until noon Tuesday and at the church after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Marcia Jean Cooper and
John W. McGhee
Miss Marcia Jean COOPER, 16, LaPaz, died at 4:50 p.m. Sunday in the Bremen Community hospital of injuries suffered in a two-car crash about three miles south of Bremen on Ind. 331 an hour earlier.
Miss Cooper's auto skidded into a car driven by Eugene KAUFFMAN, 21, R.R. 3, Bremen, who was injured critically. A passenger in Miss Cooper's car, John W. McGHEE, 18, Walkerton, was killed, also.
Miss Cooper died of skull and internal injuries. She also sustained a broken leg.
Miss Cooper, a junior at LaPaz high school, was born April 21, 1948 at Plymouth. She was the daughter of Leroy COOPER, LaPaz, and Mrs. Norma Jean COOPER, South Bend. She had lived in LaPaz for the past six years, moving there from Plymouth.
She attended the Tippecanoe Community church.
Surviving are the father and step-mother, LaPaz; the mother, South Bend; four brothers, Gary, Kevin, Randy and Shawn [COOPER], all LaPaz; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest COOPER, R.R. 1, Argos, and the maternal grandother and step-grandfather, Mr. and Mrs. Cass DRAPINSKI, South Bend.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where friends may call after noon Tuesday.

Franklin Sherer
Franklin SHERER, 42, Argos, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth following a four-month illness.
Born July 26, 1922 in Plymouth, he had spent his entire life in Marshall county, the past 20 years in Argos. He was the son of Glen and Dessie SHADLEY SHERER. His marriage was July 11, 1942 at Plymouth to Mildred KESLER, who survives.
Mr. Sherer, a member of the Argos Christian church, was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European threatre. He was employed as yard clerk at Argos for the Norfolk and Western railroad.
Surviving with his wife and father are three daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Marjorie) BRYANT, Rochester, and Rebecca Sue and Jo Ann [SHERER], both at home; two sons, Jerry [SHERER], Indianapolis, and Devon [SHERER], at home; five sisters, Mrs. Robert BROWN, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Virgil SHUTER, LaPorte; Mrs. Herman LOCK, Plymouth, and Mrs. Ray NICKS and Mrs. Theodore DEAN, both of South Bend, and a brother Dale [SHERER], LaPorte.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday 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 Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 12, 1965

Phillip M. Deal
Phillip M. DEAL, 74, Urbana, Ind., became Fulton county's first traffic fatality of 1965 at 7:30 p.m. Monday when he died of injuries suffered in a one-car crash Saturday at 5 p.m. 3 1/2 miles west of Rochester on Ind. 14.
He was taken to Woodlawn hospital here and then transferred to the Wabash county hospital in Wabash, where he died.
Deal suffered fractured ribs, a broken left leg and minor facial lacerations when his auto smashed into a tree.
Deal's 1955 Chevrolet was westbound on Ind. 14 when he apparently fell asleep, according to the sheriff's department. The auto crossed the center line in the road, went off the south side for 128 feet and slammed into the tree.
Deal was pinned in the auto until freed by Sheriff Willard CLARK and other persons at the scene.
Mr. Deal is survived by his wife, a son, four daughters and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Eddingfield funeral home at Wabash. Burial will be in the Speicher cemetery near Urbana. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Ten persons died on county highways and roads during 1964--the second most dangerous year on Fulton county roads. Still ranking worst is 1963, when 12 persons died from auto crashes.

Samuel E. Robbins
Samuel E. ROBBINS, 78, 331 Indiana avenue, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for several days. Mr. Robbis had been in failing health for two months.
Born Nov. 2, 1886 in Fairmont, he was the son of Ellsworth and Lucinda ROBBINS. He was married July 7, 1941 to Norabelle CURTIS, who died Sept. 20, 1958.
Mr. Robbins, a plumber and electrician, was a member of the Fulton County Pony Trotting association.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Wanda Louise ROBBINS, at home, and Mrs. Devon (Bernice) CRAIG, Broadview, Ill.; a foster-son, Harry L. SCOTT, Rochester; a step-son, Devon SHUMAN, Rochester; two brothers, Fred and James [ROBBINS], both of Sweetser; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildre. Five sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Marcia Jean Cooper and
John W. McGhee
Double funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in he Calvary Baptist church at LaPaz for Miss Marcia Jean COOPER, 16, LaPaz, and John W. McGHEE, 18, Walterton, who were injured fatally in a two-car crash Sunday afternoon three miles south of Bremen. The Rev. Harry COLE will officiate.
Miss Cooper will be buried in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery and the boy will be buried in Woodlawn cemetery at Walkerton.
Friends of Miss Cooper may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Friends of the boy may call at the Nusbaum funeral home in Walkerton. The bodies will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.

Wednesday, January 13, 1965

Libby Chalk
Miss Libby CHALK, 92, Michigan City, died Tuesday in Michigan City, where she had lived for the past six years. Miss Chalk lived in the Fulton community for 50 years prior to moving to Michigan City.
Born April 19, 1872, she was the daughter of George and Marietta WILCOX CHALK. She never married.
Surviving are a brother, John W. CHALK, Michigan City, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. James RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Arissa M. Mikel
Mrs. Arissa M. MIKEL, 41, R.R. 2, Etna Green, died at Memorial hospital in South Bend at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday of injuries sustained in an auto accident on U.S. 30 near Etna Green Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
Born July 28, 1923, in Madison county, she was the daughter of Richard and Irene UMBENHOWER HODGES of South Bend. She married Everett MIKEL April 25, 1943. She had resided at Etna Green all her married life. She was a member of the Harrison Center E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the husband and parents and seven sons, Steven [MIKEL], Purdue university; James [MIKEL], with the US. Army in Germany, David [MIKEL], 18, Timothy [MIKEL] 13, Thomas [MIKEL] 11, Joseph [MIKEL] 11, and Seth [MIKEL], 8, all at home; five brothers, George E. [HODGES], South Whitley, Richard W. [HODGES], Greenfield, Roger W. [HODGES], South Bend, Ivan D. [HODGES], Knightstown, and Corneleus D. [HODGES], Greenfield; and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Nondas) SOHIKE, Colton, Ore., and Mrs. Gene (Margaret) BLACK, Akron.
Funeral arrangements are pending at King-Reed memorial home at Menone. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery.

Thursday, January 14, 1965

Joseph Jennings
Joseph JENNINGS, 89, Disko, died at 1:15 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray GEARHART, Disko. He had been ill three years.
Born Feb. 9, 1875 in French Town, Pa., he was the son of Francio and Mathilda GAUDELOT JENNINGS. He had lived in the Disko community 15 years, moving there from Pennsylvania.
A retired machinist's helper for the Erie railroad, Mr. Jennings was married in Pennsylvania to Lana May DeMAISON, who died in 1933. He was a member of the St. Joseph church of Rochester.
Surviving with Mrs. Gearhart are two sons, E. L. JENNINGS, Jamestown, N.Y., and Lloyd JENNINGS, Sagersville, Pa., and nieces and nephews. A son, eight sisters and a brother preceded in death.
The body will be removed from the Sheetz funeral home in Akron to Meadsville, Pa., for services in he St. Agnes church Saturday morning. Burial will be in Meadsville.

Arissa M. Mikel
Last rites for Mrs. Arissa M. MIKEL, 41, R.R. 2, Etna Green, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone. The Rev. Richard AUSTIN will officiate and burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery.
Friends may call at the memorial home after 7 o'clock tonight.
Mrs. Mikel died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial hospital of injuries sustained in an auto accident on U.S. 30 near Etna Green at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Friday, January 15, 1965 to Saturday, January 16, 1965

[no obits]

Monday, January 18, 1965

Wallace Powell
Wallace "Bob" POWELL, 82, Peru, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Gore nursing home at Wabash, where he had been a patient since November.
Born June 2, 1882 in Perry township of Miami county, he was the son of John H. and Laura A. SUTTEN POWELL. His marriage was at Gilead Aug. 3, 1910 to Bertha ZEGAFUSE, who died in 1945.
Mr. Powell, a retired farmer and worker at the Square D company in Peru, resided in Miami and Fulton counties all his life. He had resided at Nyona Lake, also.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Helen) MULLENDORE, Wabash; Mrs. Doine (Clara) BARNHISEL, Roann, and Mrs. Delmar (Edythe) HARDY and Mrs. Orville (Nina Belle) SWICK, both of Akron; two sons, Rex POWELL, Patrick Air Force Base, Forest Beach, Fla., and Harold [POWELL], with the armed forces in Germany; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a brother, Daniel [POWELL], Rochester. A son, a grandchild, three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Harold A. Coplen
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone for Harold A. COPLEN, 34, Mentone, who took his own life at 8:30 a.m. Saturday when he fired a shotgun into his mouth.
Burial was in the Mentone cemetery. The Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiated at the services.
Mr. Coplen was born April 27, 1930 in Mentone to Mr. and Mrs. Darrel COPLEN of Mentone, who survive. His marriage was May 26, 1956 to Donna Jo KING, who survives.
Mr. Coplen, a lifelong resident of Mentone, had been employed by the Deluxe Cleaners in Mentone for the past 15 years. He was a member of the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife and parents are four sons, Mike, 14, Steve, 6, Timothy, 4, and Robert [COPLEN], 2, and a daughter, Serita [COPLEN], 7, all at home, and a brother, Myron [COPLEN], Mentone.

Tuesday, January 19, 1965

Wallace Powell
Funeral services for Wallace "Bob" POWELL, 82, Peru, who died Sunday in Wabash, have been changed from Wednesday to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron.
The family is awaiting the arrival of a son who is stationed in Germany with the armed forces.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be i the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Merrit D. Garner
Merrit D. GARNER, 55, Argos, died at 5 p.m. Monday in Parview hospital at Plymouth, where he had been a patient since Saturday evening. Mr. Garner had had a heart condition for the past three months.
Born Oct. 7, 1909 in Argos, he was the son of Harley and Ocie SWIHART GARNER. His mother survives. His marriage was Nov. 22, 1933 at Etna Green to Clara MYERS, who survives. He had spent his entire life in the Argos community.
Mr. Garner, a machinist at the South Bend Lathe Works for the past 23 years, was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and the Argos American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre.
Surviving with the wife and mother are two daughters, Mrs. James (Shirley) POMEROY, Bremen, and Mrs. James (Vickie) BLOUNT, LaPaz; ficve grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George (Hazel) WINTERROWD, Rochester, and Mrs. Francis (Mabel) IRWIN, Argos, and a brother, Charles "Jack" GARNER, LaPaz.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Revs. William CALE of LaPaz and Paul HALBERT of Argos officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Argos American Legion.

Wednesday, January 20, 1965

Eva Teitelbaum
Mrs. Eva TEITELBAUM, 57, died Tuesday at 9 p.m. at her home, 821 1/2 East Ninth street. She had been ill since September.
Mrs. Teitelbaum and her husband, Samuel [TEITELBAUM], have owned and operated Teitelbaum's department store at 704 Main street the past seven years.
Bron in Boston, Mass., Oct. 14, 1907, Mrs. Teitelbaum came to this city from Plymouth, where she and her husband previously had been in the retail business. The couple was married in Boston in 1928.
Surviving are one son, Edwin [TEITELBAUM], Los Angeles; one grandchild, and two sisters and a brother, all of Boston.
Last rites will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Forest G. Hay funeral home, 1201 South Michigan street, South Bend. Rabbi Jacob BERGMAN of the Sons of Israel congregation will officiate and burial will be in the Hebrew Orthodox cemetery in Mishawaka.

Ralph Elkins
Ralph ELKINS, 57, Tippecanoe, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth shortly after admission there following a five-month illness.
Born March 29, 1907, at Hammond, he was the son of Frank and Rebecca MOORE ELKINS. His marriage was in Rochester on Nov. 30, 1927 to Bonnie SMITH, who survives. He had spent most of his life in the Tippecanoe area.
Mr. Elkins, a member of the Tippecanoe Christian church, was employed by the Orthopedic Equipment company at Bourbon before his illness. Prior to that he worked for the Nickel Plate railroad.
Surviving with the wife are the father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank ELKINS, Tippecanoe; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Van HOUTTE, Plymouth; three sons, Harold and Michael [ELKIS], both of Plymouth, and Larry [ELKINS], Kansas City, Kan.; sixteen grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary HOLLAR, Denver, Ind., and Mrs. Opal JOY, Corpus Christi, Texas. A daughter, the mother and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. J. L. LONGNECKER of Plymouth officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.

Thursday, January 21, 1965

Jenifer Ann Peterson
Last rites were conducted this afternoon at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone for Jenifer Ann PETERSON, one-month-old daughter of Ted and Cynthia HAIRRELL PETERSON of Mentone. The baby died at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Riley hospital in Indianapolis.
The Rev. Glen CAMPTON officiated the services and burial was in the Mentonce cemetery.
Jenifer was born Dec. 13, and had been ill since birth.
Surviving with the parents are three brothers at home, Jerry, 9; Jack, 8, and Jim [PETERSON], 3; a sister at home, Janet [PETERSON], 5; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Virginia PETERSON, Mentone; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence HAIRRELL, Akron; the paternal great-grandfather, Joe PETERSON, Warsaw, and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Cora KARNS, Urbana.

Flossie M. Wagner
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Star City Methodist church for Mrs. Flossie M. WAGNER, 81, lifelong resident of the Star City community, who died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Pulaski county memorial hospital. She was the step-mother of Mrs. Donna MILLER of Rochester.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery near Star City. Friends may call at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac until noon Friday and at the church for one hour before services.
Survivors besides Mrs. Miller are a son, a step-son and three granchildren.

Friday, January 22, 1965

Murdina Martin
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Murdina MARTIN, 70, Fulton. She died Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Logansport Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks.
Death came after a long period of failing health.
The Rev. James RANARD will be in charge of rites and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born June 11, 1894, in Scotland. Mrs. Martin was the daughter of Peter and Mary O'HARE. She came to the United State 42 years ago. Her marriage was in 1923 to Harvey P. MARTIN, who died in November, 1960.
Mrs. Martin attended the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret May BEAM, Flora; one son, Frank [MARTIN], Lima, O.; five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Cristina MARTIN, Fulton.

Laurel D. Kerschner
Laurel D. KERSCHNER, 57, R.R. 1, Denver, died at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Bluffton clinic, where he had been a patient for the past five weeks. He had been in poor health for seven years.
Born Aug. 15, 1907 in Miami county, he was the son of Ephriam and Nellie DAWALD KERSCHNER. His marriage was in Miami county Oct. 20, 1932 to Vada STUBER, who survives.
Mr. Kerschner, a lifelong resident of Miami county, was a farmer and before his illness was employed by the Miami Boat and Anchor club in Peru. He was a member of the Peru Eagles lodge.
Surviving with the wife are the father, Denver; a daughter, Mrs. Hubert (Mary) BAKER, Wabash, three grandchildren, and a brother, Harvey [KERSCHNER], R.R. 1, Denver. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, January 23, 1965

Clio Bradway
Mrs. Clio BRADWAY, 78, who had resided in Akron most of her life, died at 6:30 a.m. today in St. Elizabeth hospital at Lafayette. She had lived with a son, Harry [BRADWAY], in Lafayette since 1956.
Born Feb. 9, 1886 in Akron, Mrs. Bradway was the daughter of William and Mary [KREIGHBAUM]. She was married to Earl BRADWAY, who preceded in death. Except for 10 years in Spencer, she had lived in Akron all her life until moving to Lafayette.
Surviving with the son is another son, William [BRADWAY], Indianapolis; a grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Mabel STARK, Akron.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday 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. Monday.

Monday, January 25, 1965

Foy L. Smith
Foy L. "Perk" SMITH, 85, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 7:45 a.m. Today in his home. He had been in failing health for the past year and in serious condition one week.
Born Jan. 6, 1880 in Newcastle township, where he spent most of his life, he was the son of Daniel and Lydia HIPSHER SMITH. He was married to Lottie NICHOLS, who died Dec. 31, 1960.
Mr. Smith, a farmer, was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Surviving are a son, Ned [SMITH], R.R. 2, Akron; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Bethlehem Baptist church with the Rev. Gene CLYMER officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 3 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.

Tuesday, January 26, 1965

Donald M. Combs
Funeral services for Donald Metz COMBS, Martenez, Cal., formerly of Rochester, are pending at the Walsh-Balinka-Guisinger funeral home in South Bend.
The body will be cremated in Martinez and returned to South Bend for a memorial service. The ashes will be interred in Citizens' cemetery here.
Mr. Combs, 55, who was hospitalized with kidney cancer since August, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday in Veterans hospital in Martinez.
He was the son of Herman and Reba METZ COMBS and was born in Rochester. He was a veteran of World War II and a former employee of Ford Motor company in Chicago and Bendix in South Bend. After the war, he moved from Rochester to California.
Surviving are two sons, Jeffry and Robert COMBS, South Bend; an uncle, Marvin METZ, South Bend; and two cousins, Mrs. Betty SHORT, South Bend, and Mrs. Moneta QUINN, Rochester.

Wednesday, January 27, 1965

Robert L. Mudra
Robert L. MUDRA, 70, Fort Pierce, Fla., former Rochester and Culver resident, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Fort Pierce Memorial hospital, following an illness of several months.
Mr. Mudra was born May 13, 1894. He was married in November of 1915 to Mary Margaret NAGLE, who survives.
Mr. Mudra, a retired plumber, moved to Rochester from North Judson in 1948. He lived in Culver for four years before moving to Florida in 1960.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert H. [MUDRA], Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. Ben (Blanche) MISHLER, Culver; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Flora E. Gast
Fulton county's oldest resident, Mrs. Flora Etta GAST of Akron, died at 3:30 a.m. today in her home at the age of 101 years and six months. She had been in failing health for two years and in serious condition for four days.
On Feb. 25, Mrs. Gast would have broken the longevity record for a Fulton county resident. Her husband, Andrew Almondo GAST, lived to be 101 years and seven months before his death on April 14, 1957.
Born one-half mile east of Akron July 24, 1863, Mrs. Gast had resided all her life in the Akron area. Since 1920, she had lived in a white stucco house on East Rochester street that she and her husband built.
The daughter of William and Catharine KUHN BITTERS, Mrs. Gast was married Oct. 27, 1886 in Akron following graduation from Rochester high school.
Mrs. Gast taught school in Rochester, Akron, Talma and Kosciusko county before her marriage, starting her teaching career when she was 17 years old. When her husband, "Double A," was appointed Akron postmaster, she became his deputy. She was matron at the Fulton county jail from 1888 to 1892 while her husband was sheriff.
Mrs. Gast's family reaches well back into the history of Fulton county.
Her grandfather, Arnold BITTERS, was a Hessian hired by the British to fight the colonists in the Revolutionary War. But finding this country to his liking, he deserted the British and joined the Colonists. He sent for his family and the Bitterses began their life in America.
Two of Mrs. Gast's uncles became prominent in Fulton county when the owned opposing newspapers in Rochester--A. T. BITTERS with The Sentinel and Major BITTERS with the Republican in the late 19th century.
Mrs. Gast was a member of the Akron Methodist church, Order of Eastern Star 410 of Akron and the Akron Mother's Study club.
Surviving are three sons, Karl B. and Whitney K. [GAST], both of Akron, and Robert P. [GAST], Warsaw; a daughter, Mrs. Marie TALBOT, Los Angeles; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Two step-sons, Estil A. and Thomas A. [GAST], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Haupert funeral home at 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 7 p.m. Thursday.

Dr. Alfred Robbins
Dr. Alfred ROBBINS, native of Rochester, died Jan. 11 at his home in Beverly Hills, Cal Funeral rites and burial followed Jan. 15 in that city. Death came at the age of 54 years from a brain tumor.
Dr. Robbins was one of the Los Angeles area's leading opthamologists. He was a graduate of Rochester high school and of Purdue and Indiana universities.
His grandfather was Dr. A. H. ROBBINS, prominent Rochester physician of the last century. The latter built the brick residence at Jefferson and Seventh streets that later was the School Door Canteen and now is to give way for a parking lot.
Surviving Dr. Alfred Robbins, is a brother, Winston ROBBINS, Lafayette.

Thursday, January 28, 1965

Robert L. Mudra
Graveside services for Robert L. MUDRA, 70, Ft. Pierce, Fla., formerly of Culver and Rochester, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Culver Masonic cemetery. Dr. Ronald C. WILLIAMS, pastor of the Culver Methodist church, will officiate. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver Saturday morning.

Friday, January 29, 1965

Arthur D. Crabb
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Arthur D. CRABB, 89, who died at his home in Kewanna Thursday morning.
The Rev. Gary BARGERHUFF will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born near Warsaw March 17, 1875, Mr. Crabb was the son of Wesley and Hettie HARRISON CRABB. He was married Feb. 8, 1899, to Geneva MEHRLING, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Ielda [CRABB], and a son, Ray [CRABB], both of Kewanna, and three brothers, George and Cleve [CRABB], both of Culver, and Jesse [CRABB], Butler, Ind. One son, Clifford [CRABB], preceded him in death.

Saturday, January 30, 1965

Herman Wagoner
Herman C. WAGONER, 57, 723 Indiana avenue, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis while undergoing open heart surgery to correct a valvular condition of the heart.
Eleven blood donors from the Rochester area were at the Indiana University Medical Center Thursday and Friday to supply the necessary blood for the operation. Surgeons spent more than nine hours attempting to correct the heart structure.
Mr. Wagoner had been in failing health for several years and was admitted to the hospital Jan. 13.
A lifetime resident of this vicinity, he was born Oct. 19, 1907 in the McKinley neighborhood near Rochester to William and Hulda ANDERSON WAGONER. He was an employee of the Rochester sanitation plant.
Mr. Wagoner was married in Wabash Dec. 7, 1933 to Alice B. FORD, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Peggy) CURTIS, Jr., Rochester; the mother, R.R. 5 Rochester; a sister, Miss Ann WAGONER, Rochester, and two brothers, William [WAGONER], Rochester, and Franklin [WAGONER], South Bend.
Last 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 Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Reba A. Martin
Last rites will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Miss Reba A. MARTIN, 55, R.R. 13, Fort Wayne, who died at 1:25 p.m. Friday at Irene Byron hospital in Fort Wayne.
The Rev. Wesley BULLIS of Akron will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
A bookkeeper in Fort Wayne, Mrs. Martin was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
She was born in Indiana Nov. 23, 1908 to John and Ola ZUCK MARTIN.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Alice LAMB, Grable, Ind., and Mrs. Erma PROUGH, Hamilton, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Albert W. McClone
Albert W. McCLONE, 88, a resident of the Mentone and Warsaw areas, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient five years.
Born April 27, 1888 at Inwood, he was the son of Uriah and [Sarah] MONTAGUE [McCLOUGHAN] [sic]. He was married Oct. 6, 1904 to Blanche ELSWORTH, who died in September, 1956.
Surviving are daughter, Ms. Glen (Minnie) HOLLOWAY, R.R. 1, Mentone; two brothers, Walter [McCLONE], Warsaw, and Robert [McCLONE], Mishawaka; two sisgters, Mrs. Everett (Lula) BROWN, Atwood, and Mrs. Elsie WRIGHT, South Whitley; seven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Services 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 funeral home afgter 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 1, 1965

Samuel C. Simmons
Samuel C. SIMMONS, 83, R.R. 2, South Whitley, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had een a patient three days. He had lived with his son, Warren [SIMMONS], in Fulton for the last two years.
Born in Whitley county, Aug. 1, 1881, he was the son of Isaac and Susan WARNER SIMMONS. His wife, Clara [SIMMONS], preceded in death. Mr. Simmons was a farmer.
Surviving with the son are a daughter, Mrs. Otto WOLFE, Roann; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Frank [SIMMONS], South Whitley, and Ben [SIMMONS], Columbia City.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Miller funeral home at South Whitley with the Rev. Archie KEFFER officiating. Burial will be in the South Whitley cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 2, 1965

Katherine Susami
Final rites for Mrs. Joseph (Katherine) SUSAMI, 53, Chicago, who died suddenly Saturday at 11 p.m. of a coronary attack, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at he Carlson funeral home, 304 West 119th street, Chicago. Burial will be in the Cedar Park cemetery, Chicago. Mrs. Susami was the only sister of Mrs. Edward MATTICE.

Wednesday, February 3, 1965

Ernest Dean
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Ernest DEAN, 81, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died at 5 a.m. Tuesday in Beatty hospital after a year's illness.
The Rev. V. L. GARNER will officiate and burial will be in the North Union cemetery three miles northwest of Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Ober, Ind., April 19, 1883, Mr. Dean was the son of Hiram and Liona DELORAN DEAN and had spent most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties. His marriage was Nov. 29, 1929, at Culver to Gladys HARPSTER WOOD, who survives.
Mr. Dean retired in 1939 after 19 years' service on the staff of Culver Military Academy.
Also surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Lowell BORDNER and Mrs. Matthew KOSMALSKI, both of South Bend; a step-son, Jack WOOD, Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Mary BLACK, South Bend; a step-sister, Mrs. Elizabeth WILLIAMS, Kirklin, and nieces and nephews. Five brothers and seven sisters preceded in death.

Thursday, February 4, 1965

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Friday, February 5, 1965

Tressa Thompson
Mrs. Frank (Tressa) THOMPSON, 78, Denver, Ind., died at 1:20 a.m. today in Denver after being seriously ill for a week.
She was born Dec. 18, 1886 in Henry township. She was married to Frank THOMPSON Nov. 29, 1913 at Rochester. He died in 1950.
Mrs. Thompson, a member of the Brethren church at Akron, had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Mabel CLICK, in Denver.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Howard (Mildred) FLEEGLE, Clearville, Pa.; Mrs. Byron (Suzanne) ABBOTT, Mishawaka, and Mrs. CLICK; a son, Dr. Charles E. THOMPSON, Fair Oaks, Cal., two step-daughters, Mrs. Dallas (Sarah TRACY, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Mary COX, Lawrence, Kan.; a step-son, Clarence THOMPSON, Akron; fifteen grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. A step-daughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Beulah Smith
Mrs. Oscar (Beulah) SMITH, 57, Fort Wayne, died Thursday in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital following major surgery Monday.
She was born July 2, 1908 in Athens to Mr. and Mrs. Ora MOORE. Her husband died in June, 1960.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy HARNESS, Mrs. Jean LOTHERMER and Mrs. Marcia COLE, all of Fort Wayne; sixteen grandchildren; two brothers, Russell and Rex [MOORE], both of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Leonard WOODCOX, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Combs funeral home on Lake avenue in Fort Wayne. Burial will be in the Harlan, Ind., cemetery.

Homer M. Moore
Homer M. MOORE, 81, died at his home at 1301 Elm street at 2 a.m. today after being stricken suddenly. He was a saw filer and clock repairman.
Born in Rochester Aug. 23, 1883, he was the son of Milton and Mahala METZ MOORE. He had resided here most of his life. In his early life, he was a construction worker. He never married. Mr. Moore was a member of the former Mount Zion Presbyterian church.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Henry MOORE, R.R. 2, Rochester; two nieces, Miss [Clarice] MOORE, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Maxine ZERBE, South Bend, and a nephew, Cecil V. MOORE, Sr., R.R. 3, Rochester. A brother, Henry [MOORE], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wendell Hall
Plymouth, Ind. - Wendell HALL, 54, R.R. 2, Bourbon, was crushed to death Thursday by a tractor that flipped over backward as he was using it to tow another tractor.
Hall died of a crushed chest and head on the farm of his son, Richard [HALL], R.R. 2, Bourbon at 9:45 a.m.
The elder Hall was towing the second tractor trying to get its motor started. The son was on the second vehicle. While he was hurrying for help, the son's car brakes failed and the auto hit a tree near the fatal accident.
Surviving with the son are the wife and parents.

Hugh Louderback
Hugh LOUDERBACK, 77, South Bend, a native of Fulton, died Thursday at Healthwin hospital in South Bend after a long illness. He was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. John LOUDERBACK.
Surviving are the wife, Cora [LOUDERBACK], South Bend; five married children; a brother, Earl [LOUDERBACK], Fulton, and two cousins, Harry and L.V.R. LOUDERBACK, both of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in South Bend. Burial will be in South Bend.

Saturday, February 6, 1965

Porter E. Wharton
Word has been received of the death of Porter E. WHARTON, 83, Elkhart, who was born near Rochester April 30, 1881.
He died last Sunday morning in the Fair Moor nursing home at Elkhart.
Mr. Wharton was the son of Milton and Nettie THOMPSON WHARTON. He was married to Clara RODEWALD in March, 1916. She died March 10, 1963.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph ERSKINE, Elkhart; two sons, Porter [WHARTON], Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Raymond [WHARTON], Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; a brother, of Elkhart and Moore Haven, Fla.; a sister, Gladus WHARTON, Kewanna, and nieces and nephews.
Burial was in Rice cemetery of Elkhart Wednesday.

Margaret Zahm
Mrs. Margaret ZAHM, 63, died unexpectedly of a heart seizure at 3:45 p.m. Friday while sitting at the porch of her home in Bourbon.
She was born April 16, 1901 near Argos, the daughter of Charles and Emma LEFFERT WEIDNER. Her mother, who survives, resides in Avilla.
Mrs. Zahm was married to Harmon ZAHM Feb. 1, 1921, in Plymouth. They moved from Plymouth to Bourbon in 1953.
She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic church of Plymouth, the St. Michael's Rosary Society and the Helpful Hour club of North township.
Mrs. Zahm is survived by her husband; her mother; a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Mildred) BERNERO, Argos; a son, Robert ZAHM, Bourbon; a brother, Charles WEIDNER, Argos, and six grandchildren. A brother, Paul WEIDNER, died in 1962.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Plymouth St. Michael's church with the Rev. Father Casimir MOSKWINSKI officiating. The Rosary will be recited in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Monday, February 8, 1965

Phyllis L. Stillwell
Mrs. Phyllis L. (BENDER) STEPHENSON STILLWELL, 62, Dowagiac, Mich., formerly of Argos, died Saturday at Westmoor Nursing home in Elkhart after an illness of two years.
Born July 16, 1902 in Wabash, she was the daughter of Edward and Mary BENDER. Her marriage was to Lee Stillwell.
She lived in Argos for several years before moving to Dowagiac. Mrs. Stillwell was a member of the Sister Lakes Community church in Dowagiac.
She is survived by three sons, Roger STEPHENSON, Warren, O.; Richard STEPHENSON, Goshen, and Don STEPHENSON, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Dewey (Harriet) WARNER, Argos, and Mrs. Hazel POSICK, South Bend; a step-daughter, Sharlene MINSHALL, Niles, Mich., and four step-sons.
Funeral services will be at the Sister Lakes Community church at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Robert WEISS officiating. Graveside services will be at about 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos. Friends may call at the McLochlin funeral home in Dowagiac until 9 p.m. today.

Clarence McKee
Clarence McKEE, 71, Earl Park (Benton county), died at 11 p.m. Saturday at the veteran's hospital in Indianapolis. He had been ill since August.
The son of Jesse and Lavina BALDWIN McKEE, he was married in 1917 to Elsie SHOPPE.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters; a son; two sisters, Mrs. Guy (Edna) SMITH and Mrs. Bert (Nita) GILLESPIE, both of Kewanna, and a brother, Louis McKEE, Royal Center.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Earl Park.

Minnie E. Kercher
Mrs. Minnie E. KERCHER, 88, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 1:15 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home here after being in failing health two years. She had been in serious condition two weeks.
A lifetime resident of the Roann community, Mrs. Kercher was born to Ananias and Susannah WILES HARMON on Feb. 11, 1876. She was married in Roann Nov. 23, 1899 to Charles H. KERCHER, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Missionary Society of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Opal) HILL and Mrs. Ed. (Marjorie) MAGLECIC, both of Rochester; a son, Charles Lamoine KERCHER, Roann; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A son, Ralph [KERCHER], and a daughter, Marie [KERCHER], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Harold CONRAD and D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron fater 7 p.m. Tuesddy.

Lee Crispen
Lee CRISPEN, 77, Macy, died at 7:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital following a serious illness of three months. He had been in ill health several years.
A farmer, he had lived in the Macy area many years. He was born Jan. 3, 1888 in Cass county to John and Evelyn CRISPEN. He was married in Fulton county in 1908 to Edith Pearl DAY. Mr. Crispen was a member of the Fulton Pilgrim Holiness church.
Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Mary COPLEN, Rochester; Mrs. Ruth TABLER, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Ida BREWER, Logansport; two son, Francis W. [CRISPEN], R.R. 2, Macy, and Robert [CRISPEN], Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Ora BEATTY, Royal Center, and Mrs. Florence MILLER, R.R. 1, Lucerne; twenty-three grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. A sister and a grandson preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Pilgrim Holiness church in Fulton with the Reverends Leonard FLETCHER, Forest Hill, Ind. and Herbert JOHNSON, Fulton, officiating.

William C. Kercher
William Cloyd KERCHER, 84, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw after an illness of one week. He had lived in the Mentone community since 1918.
A farmer, Mr. Kercher was born near Roann in Miami county Dec. 27, 1880 to David and Kathryn YOUNG KERCHER. He was married Jan. 8, 1901 to Nellie KRIEG, who died in 1959. He was a member of the First Baptist church at Mentone.
Surviving are a son, Russell E. [KERCHER], Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Alta) HUDSON, Akron; Mrs. Nina WORKING, Peru, and Mrs. Kenneth (Bertha) MOLLENHOUR, Palestine; eleven grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Oscar (Dora) WELLER, Roann.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist church at Mentone with the Rev. Howard O. ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone after 1 p.m. Tuesday until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and at the church after noon Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 9, 1965

Walter J. Lackey
Walter J. "Bill" LACKEY, 68, R.R. 1, Mentone, a retired farmer, died of cancer Monday morning at the veteran's hospital in Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since Dec. 2.
Born in Allen county, O., to James M. and Belle J. SHULL LACKEY, he had lived in the Mentone area since 1908. He was married Feb. 11, 1922 to Pearl DAVIS. He was a member of the Mentone American Legion.
Survivng with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Rowena) BEARD, South Whitley; a brother, John LACKEY, Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Charlotte BERRY, Mentone, and four grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiatig. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Wednesday, February 10, 1965

Rev. Elmer E. Sutton
The Rev. Elmer Eugene SUTTON, 73, 254 Race street, retired Assembly of God minister, died of a stroke and pneumonia at 10:55 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Seriously ill two days, he was admitted to the hospital at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday.
The Rev. Sutton held pastorates in Bucklin and Elmer, Mo., before his retirement. He had lived here since 1941, moving from Missouri where he spent the majority of his life.
He was born March 24, 1882 in Star City to John and Margarete GANO SUTTON and was married Feb. 26, 1916 in Butler, Mo., to Rosa FENNEWALD, who survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Mabel) NEIDER, Rich Hill, Mo.; Mrs. Effie EPPERSON, Butler, Mo.; Mrs. Walter (Naomi) Van METER, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Ruby RITCHIE and Mrs. Melvin (Lora) KERN, both of Rochester; three sons, Eugene and Murrell [SUTTON], both of Rochester, and Virgil [SUTTON], R.R. 3, Rochester; thirty grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ada CROSS, Appleton City, Mo., and Mrs. Amy LACQUAMENT, Humansville, Mo., and a brother, Alvie SUTTON, Warrensburg, Mo.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. Glen MITCHELL, Assembly of God church, and William FRETTINGER, Christian Pilgrim church, officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the residence after 2 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday and at the funeral home afterwards.

Madge M. Shaw
Mrs. Madge M. SHAW, a native of Miami county, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday in the Friendly nursing home at Peru after a six-weeks illness.
She had lived in the Macy area 37 years after moving from Illinois. Her husband, Howard E. SHAW, died in 1951. She was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist church near Macy and of the WSCS.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gretchen STONE, R.R. 1, Macy, and a grandson, Howard MEENEN, R.R. 2, Macy.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ebenezer church with the Rev. James SWAN officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCain funeral home, Ind. 16 and U.S. 31, and at the church for one hour before services.

Infant Hackworth
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Silver Creek cemetery for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris HACKWORTH, R.R. 1, Silver Lake. The infant was stillborn at 7 a.m. today at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. The Rev. Jim MARTIN conducted the rites.
Surviving are the parents, Morris and Jeannine K. GAGNON HACKWORTH; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence GAGNON; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry HACKWORTH, and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave WILLIAMS, all of R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and the paternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Fannie STANLEY, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Della HACKWORTH, R.R. 1, Warsaw.
The Sheetz funeral home in Akron was in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, February 11, 1965

Arthur A. Friebe
Arthur A. FRIEBE, 65, Ora, died at 6:30 a.m. today at his home in Ora.
Surviving are his wife, a son, a daughter, a brother, three sisters and two grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Maurice V. Paxton
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone for Maurice V. PAXTON, 53, Mentone, who died of cancer at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis. He was admitted to the hospital Jan. 25.
The Rev. Glen CAMPTON will officiate the rites and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.
Mr. Paxton was born to Silas and Ollavi CREIGHBAUM PAXTON in Mentone June 29, 1911.
Surviving are two brothers, Hobart and Donald [PAXTON], both of Bourbon, and two sisters, Mrs. Cloice (Bernice) BEBER and Mrs. Cleo KROHNE, both of Fort Wayne.

Dr. Harold Iler
Dr. Harold ILER, R.R. 4, Rochester, died this morning at Indianapolis Methodist hospital. He was 54 years old. Dr. Iler underwent surgery last Thursday. He appeared to be recovering satisfactorily, but then his condition worsened. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Julie Lynn Upp
Julie Lynn UPP, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David L. UPP of South Bend, died at 10:55 p.m.Wednesday at St. Joseph hospital in South Bend. She had been ill 1 1/2 years with leukemia.
Julie was born March 8, 1961.
Surviving with the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arvil L. UPP, R.R. 2, Rochester, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. TRETHEWAY, South Bend, and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Hollis funeral home in South Bend.

Friday, February 12, 1965

Almyra B. Fisher
Mrs. Almyra B. FISHER, 80, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, a resident of Tippecanoe for 56 years, died at 9:20 p.m. Thursday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. George (Annabell) RICHARDSON of Rochester. She had been ill one month with a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born Sept. 17, 1884, in Morristown, she was the daugher of Henry and Mary Ann ADAMS HARDING. She was married in Morristown April 11, 1909 to Valorous FISHER, who died Dec. 27, 1960. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and Rebekah Lodge 546 of Tippecanoe.
Surviving with Mrs. Richardson are another daughter, Mrs. John (Irene) BOGANWRIGHT, Mentone; two step-daughters, Mrs. Harry (Allee) HUTCHISON, Bourbon, and Mrs. Lester (Rose) MIKESELL, Rochester; a step-son, Charles FISHER, Bourbon; four grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; twenty step-great -greatgrandchildren; seven great-great-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Edith) MESSERSMITH, Omaha, Nev., and Mrs. Katherine WORLAND, Greensburg.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ora DeLAUTER officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Dr. Harold Iler
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Dr. Harold ILER, 56, R.R. 4, Rochester (West Third street), a dentist here for over 32 yers.
The Rev. Allan BYRNE will officiate the rites and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.
Dr. Iler died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday in Indianapolis Methodist hospital following a thyroid operation on Feb. 4. Admitted to the hospital Jan. 29, he had been in failing health for several years.
Dr. Iler had lived in Rochester since June of 1932, when he opened his dentist's office here. His office was at 806 1/2 Main street.
Born Oct. 3, 1908 near Argos, he was the son of John and Inez BODEY ILER. He was married Oct. 12, 1929 in Brazil, Ind., to Elsie I. SPOHN, who survives. He was a graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
He was a member of Grace Methodist church, Rochester I.O.O.F. 47, Mount Horeb Encampment 24, Indiana State Dental Society, was a past president of the North Central Indiana Dental Society and was very active in Boy Scout activities and the 4-H Council.
Surviving with the wife are the step-mother, Mrs. John ILER, South Bend; a son, Lynn [ILER], Carmel; two daughtrs, Mrs. Jane DANNER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Ann HOEKSTRA, West Lafayette; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret BALL, Dayton, O., and Mrs. Helen STANER, Hammond, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eva M. Babcock
Mrs. Eva M. BABCOCK, 68, 129 West Fourth street, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Feb. 8. She had been in failing health for several years and in serious condition about one month.
Mrs. Babcock had lived in Rochester and vicinity almost all her life. She was born in Akron April 11, 1896 to Theron L. and Anna M. HARROLD BARBER. She was married Feb. 12, 1921 in St. Joseph, Mich., to G. Frank BABCOCK, who survives. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Harold BRYANT, Milwaukee; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ruth SEE, Logansport, and Mrs. Grace HOWARD, LaPorte; a step-son, Leon D. BABCOCK, South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Alma SUMMERS, Peru; Mrs. Goldie PEARSON, Akron; Mrs. Zella GREER and Mrs. Sally NIGHTINGALE, both of South Bend, and a brother, David BARBER, Niles, Mich.
Last rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Harold A. Searrin
Harold A. SEARRIN, 63, Plymouth, step-father of Donald W. REMLEY of Rochester, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Marion veteran's hospital. He was a retired Studebaker corporation employee.
Surviving with the step-son are the wife, three grandchildren and a brother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Van Gilder funeral home at Plymouth and burial will be in the South Lawn cemetery at South Bend.

Arthur A. Friebe
Funeral services for Arthur A. FRIEBE, 65, Ora, will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. R. J. MUELLER of Rochester will officiate and burial will be in the North Bend township cemetery in Starke county. Friends may call at the funeral home. Mr. Friebe died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at his home.

Saturday, February 13, 1965

Rev. Elmer E. Sutton
Out-of-town friends and relatives who attended the funeral here Friday for the Rev. Elmer E. SUTTON of Rochester were:
Mr. and Mrs. Holie HUNT and children, Mr. and Mrs. Bill NIEDER and children, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin NIEDER and daughter Kay and Willie FENNEWALD, all of Rich Hill, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin WALKER, Parsons, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph EPPERSON and children, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer EPPERSON and children, Effie EPPERSON and daughter Louetta, all of Butler, Mo; Eldo SUTTON and Mr. and Mrs. Jack CROSS, Appleton City, Mo.; Doris HIDDLE, Defiance, O. Others attended from Royal Center, Lucerne, Twelve Mile and Rochester.

Monday, February 15, 1965

Everett R. Lichtenwalter
Everett Riner "Eb" LICHTENWALTER, 56, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Friday. He had been ill one month, but his death was unexpected. He lived on the East side of Lake Manitou.
Mr. Lichtenwalter was owner and operator of The BookStore and the Manitou Package Liquor store. He had resided in Rochester all his life.
Born in Rochester May 9, 1908, he was the son of the late Dr. Lincoln and Fila RINER LICHTENWALTER. He was married Sept. 10, 1938 in Rochester to Elizabeth Van TRUMP, who survives. Mr. Lichtenwalter attended the United Presbyterian chuch and was a member of the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges.
Surviving with the wife are two brothers, Alden [LICHTENWALTER], Rochester, and Devon L. [LICHTENWALTER], Mooresville; two sisters, Dale and Ruth LICHTENWALTER, Rochester; a niece, Mrs. Paul D. (Peggy) WAGONER, Reno, Nev.; two nephews, Mark KOCHENDERFER, student at Ball State university, and Pfc Pieter BURR, with the Marine Corps at Memphis, Tenn. A sister, Pauline [LICHTENWALTER], and the parents preceded in death. Prayer services for the family and friends will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Hugh STEWART officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be made to charitable organizations of their choice.

William Slone
William SLONE, 65, 138 East Fourth street, died unexpectedly at 4 p.m. Saturday 2 1/2 miles south of Twelve Mile, where he was moving into a new home.
Born June 2, 1899 in Salyersville, Ky., he moved here from Salyersville 24 years ago. He was the son of Judge and Josephine JONES SLONE. He was married March 19, 1921 in Pikesville, Ky., to Amanda HOWARD, who died April 3, 1964. Mr. Slone was a retired employee of the New York Central railroad.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Claude (Rosie) COLDREN, Rochester; a son, James A. [SLONE], Salyersville; a step-daughter, Mrs. Rant (Bertha) BOLEN, Fulton; two step-sons, Wiley BAILEY, North Judson, and Mitchell MANNS, Gypsy, Ky.; thirty-four grandchildren, and eighty-eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ed SLONE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the residence of the daughter, 142 East Fourth street, until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday.

George Washington
George WASHINGTON, 91, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient four years. He had been in failing health five years.
Born in a home on Route 1, Macy near his last residence on Oct. 16, 1873, Mr. Washington was the son of Jonathan S. and Ellen COFFIN WASHINGTON. He was a retired farmer. He was married Feb. 14, 1900 in Fulton to Daisy McCARTER, who died Feb. 21, 1963.
Mr. Washington was a member of the Macy First Christian church, Lincoln Masonic Lodge 523 at Macy, and Order of Eastern Star 124 at Macy. A past president of the Lincoln lodge, he received his 50-year membership pin in 1950.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Grace CONNER, R.R. 3, Peru; two sons, Harold WASHINGTON, R.R. 1, Elkhart, and George Lowell WASHINGTON, Peru; nine grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. A son died in infancy and three sisters also preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Macy First Christian church with the Revs. William SHOEMAN and Arthur MAIN officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. The Lincoln lodge will conduct Masonic rites. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Herschel R. Love
Herschel R. LOVE, 79, a lifetime resident of Macy, died of a heart ailment at his home at 6:05 a.m. today. He had been seriously ill three months. Mr. Love operated a grocery store in Macy for 25 years and after that was a factory worker until his retirement.
Born Feb. 13, 1886 in Perry township, Miami county, he was the son of Samuel and Martha WHITCOMB LOVE. He was married Sept. 25, 1915 in Miami county to Fern POWELL. He was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Samuel [LOVE], Canton, O.; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A son, a brother and a sister preceded in death.
Lsst rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton after noon Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Herbert Rhoades
Herbert RHOADES, 71, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died Sunday morning in Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac. He was a former operator of a restaurant in Kewanna.
Born May 18, 1893 in Washington township, Cass county, he was married on Nov. 27, 1913 to May Eva VERNON. He was a member of the Methodist church, Masonic lodge, Order of Eastern Star, Pinhook Grange and I.O.O.F., all of Kewanna.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth WHIPPERMAN, Kewanna, and Mrs. Evelyn L. BOEHME, Logansport; a son, Albert H. [RHOADES], Rochester; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison funeral home chapel at Kewanna and burial will be in the Crooked Creek cemetery in Cass county. Friends may call at the funeral home, where Eastern Star services will be at 7 p.m. today and Masonic rites will be at 7:30 p.m. today.

Forrest Fagan
Word has been received of the death in Mishawaka of Forrest "Duffy" FAGAN, Mishawaka, a resident of Rochester 60 years ago who is remembered for his interest in local basebell teams.
Mr. Fagan died at his home Thursday at 83 years of age.
The son of Henry FAGAN, a construction worker for the former Rochester Bridge Works who lived in the 1100 block of Jefferson street, "Duffy" was an expert shoe maker. He was employed by the former Rochester Shoe factory. After moving to Mishawaka, he was employed by the Joe Brady Shoe store until his retirement several years ago.
Mr. Fagan was born in Syracuse and was married in Mishawaka Dec. 25, 1913 to Grace Faif SNIDER, who died in 1937. Survivors include two sons, three daughters and eighteen grandchildren.

Tuesday, February 16, 1965

Herschel R. Love
The time of funeral services for Herschel R. LOVE, 79, Macy, has been changed to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Macy Methodist church. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate and burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton and at the church for one hour before services.
Mr. Love died at his home at 6:05 a.m. Monday following a serious illness of three weeks.

Wednesday, February 17, 1965

John B. Johnston
John Byron JOHNSTON, 70, 711 East Ninth street, died at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill since August.
An electrician, he had resided in Rochester all his life except for several years in Gary.
Born in Rochester Feb. 13, 1895, he was the son of John Calvin and Lulu SEARLES JOHNSTON. He was married in Rochester Aug. 4, 1917 to Fontella STENGEL, who survives. He was a member of the Hobart VFW, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union of Hammond, World War I Barracks of Rochester, 40 & 8 at Hammond and was a 45-year member of the Rochester American Legion Post 36.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Dale [JOHNSTON], Rochester, and Jean [JOHNSTON], California; a brother, Ernest [JOHNSTON], Cleveland, O.; the mother-in-law, Mrs. Mae STENGEL, Rochester, and six grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. The Rochester American Legion and VFW will conduct military rites. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Ethel Sowers
Mrs. Ethel SOWERS, 79, 122 Franklin avenue, died at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for several years and bedfast for four months.
Mrs. Sowers formerly lived in Arcadia, moving to Rochester to live with her sister last April after the death of her husband. She was born Jan. 4, 1886.
Surviving are the sister, Mrs. Goldie CREEK, Rochester, and a niece, Mrs. Pauline Van METER, Kewanna.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Shaffer-Cromer funeral home at Arcadie and burial will be in the Arcadia cemetery.

Elmer M. Nagel
Elmer M. NAGEL, 64, Argos, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where he was admitted at 2 p.m. Tuesday. He had been ill the last four years with a heart condition.
Born Dec. 28, 1900 in Chicago, he was the son of Lewis and Matilda LAWRENCE NAGEL. He moved from Knox to Argos three years ago. He was married Oct. 6, 1945 in Hammond to Gladys Louise BANE JAMES, who survives. He retired in 1962 as a tool and die worker at the Taylor Forge and Pipe Works in Gary.
Surviving with the wife are three step-daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Jean) WINTER, Valparaiso; Mrs. Grady (Karen) BROWN, Knox, and Mrs. Floyd (Joella) WRIGHT, Argos; two step-sons, Charles JAMES, Maybee, Mich., and Norman JAMES, Griffith, and fourteen grandchildren.
Final rites willl be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. H. Albert MANN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, February 18, 1965

Theressa Babcock
Mrs. Theressa M. BABCOCK, 60, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Tuesday morning in General hospital, Tampa, Fla., following surgery. She had been ill several weeks.
Mrs. Babcock lived on Barrett road on the north shore of Lake Manitou with her husband Lawrence I. BABCOCK, to whom she was married in Mexico, Ind., Dec. 17, 1921. She had resided in Rochester and vicinity almost all her life.
Born July 3, 1904 near Bruce Lake, she was the daughter of William and Albina BLEDSOE HENRICKS. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Mexico.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Bonnie) HOWARD, Tampa; two sons, William [BABCOCK], Rochester, and Dr. F. L. BABCOCK, Culver; four grandchildren; the father, of Mexico, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred BRECHBIEL, Bunker Hill, and Mrs. Iris STOCKDALE, Mexico, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald RITCHEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, February 19, 1965

Donald M. Combs
Last rites for Donald Metz COMBS, Martinez, Cal., formerly of Rochester, were conducted this morning at Citizens cemetery here when the ashes were buried.
Mr. Combs, 55, died Jan. 22, in Martinez of kidney cancer. The body was cremated in Martinez and funeral services were conducted at the Walsh-Belinka-Guisinger funeral home in South Bend.
Surviving are the wife, Marjorie [COMBS]; two sons, Douglas and Michael [COMBS], all of South Bend; an uncle, Marvin METZ, South Bend, and two cousins, Mrs. Moneta QUINN, Rochester, and Mrs. Betty SHORT, South Bend.

Saturday, February 20, 1965

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Monday, February 22, 1965

William Carl Hinderlider
Logansport, Ind. -- William Carl HINDERLIDER, 20, R.R. 1, Winamac, was killed instantly at the south edge of Lawton when his car was hit by a C&O freight train 200 yards from his home at 6:40 p.m. Saturday.
Among the survivors is a sister, Mrs. Twanette DENSMORE, Rochester.
The train was traveling east at about 60 miles an hour when it approached the unprotectd crossing about five miles northeast of Winamac. There were only cross-arms marking the crossing.
Hinderlider drove into the path of the train, Pulaski Sheriff Wayne KOEPKEY said.
Other survivors are the parents, three brothers, four sisters and two grandfathers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kennedy-Braman funeral home in Winamac with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Marion Whybrew, Sr.
Funeral rites were held at 2 p.m. today at Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton for Marion WHYBREW, Sr., 83, Fulton, who died Saturday at 1:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. James RENARD officiated at the service and burial was in Fulton cemetery.
Mr. Whybrew had been a hospital patient two weeks and in ill health the last two years.
A retired electrician, he was born Jan. 24, 1882, near Narion, the son of Joseph and Harriet WHYBREW. He first was married in 1908 to Anna May ALLEN. His second marriage was in 1921 to Esta May SNIDER, who preced in death.
Surviving are two sons, Emerson [WHYBREW], Logansport, and Marion [WHYBREW[, Jr., Marathon, Fla; one sister, Mrs. May WILLIAMS, Fulton; one brother, James [WHYBREW], Bunker Hill; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Leonard R. Slonaker
Leonard Roy SLONAKER, 77, R.R. 3, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 8:30 a.m. today at his home five miles north of Rochester on U.S. 31. He had retired from farming two years ago.
Born July 8, 1887 in Pulaski county south of Monterey, he had lived in Fulton county most of his life. He was the son of Isaac and Martha MAHLER SLONAKER. Mr. Slonaker was married May 4, 1912 in Knox to Daisy FEECE, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Laurence (Marguerite) NORRIS, R.R. 5, Rochester; Miss Doris SLONAKER, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Stanley (Esther) JACKNEWITZ, Honolulu, Hawaii; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Three sons and two grandchildren preceded in death. He was the last of a family of 16 children.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan D. BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Forest Grove
Forest GROVE, 69, Columbus, O., brother-in-law of Lee SHARPE of Rochester, died of emphysema Sunday morning in a Columbus hospital. He had been ill two years.
Mr. Grove established the former Miller-Jones shoe store here where the Truitt shoe store now is located. He was with the Miller-Jones store in Columbus and later was employed by the First National bank there.
Surviving are the wife, Rena [GROVE], and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at the Tohma funeral home in Bluffton Thursday afternoon and burial will be in Bluffton.

Tuesday, February 23, 1965

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Wednesday, February 24, 1965

Eva Briney
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Eva BRINEY, 76, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Tuesday at 3:25 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Allan D. BYRNE officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Briney had been admitted to the hospital at 11 a.m. Tuesday after being seriously ill for a week. She had been in ill health for three years.
Born near Argos Aug.25, 1888, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris STANLEY. She spent most of her life in Fulton county.
Her marriage was July 1, 1913, at Plymouth to Harry C. BRINEY, who survives. Mrs. Briney was a member of the Gilead Methodist church.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Demoine (Irene) TOWN, R.R. 3, Argos; Mrs. Donald (Lorine) MORGAN, R.R. 5, Rochestr; Mrs. Joe (Beatrice) LEWIS, R.R. 5, Rochester; and Mrs. Fred (Geraldine) BROWN, R.R. 4, Rochester; two sons, Harold and Gerald [BRINEY], both of R.R. 3, Rochester; fifteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mary TEMPLETON, Monticello, and a brother, Ross SIPLE, Tucson, Ariz. A daughter, a grandson, a great-grandson, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

Paul S. Blacketor
Last rites and burial were conducted Tuesday at Huntington for Paul S. BLACKETOR, 68, Huntington, former resident of Rochester. He died Friday at Hines Memorial hospital at Chicago after an illness of three months.
Mr. Blacketor was a 1915 graduate of Rochester high school and had been employed 25 years at Marion Veterans' hospital, retiring as supply officer. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Huntington American Legion post.
Born March 26, 1896, at Converse, he was the son of Thomas and Nellie CARTER BLACKETOR. His marriage was Dec. 26, 1917, at Rochester to Catherine CLAREY of this city.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Gordon [BLACKETOR], Hobart; a daughter, Mrs. James (Paulanna) KIRTLEY, Churubusco; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Rae WILDERMUTH, Akron.
The Merck funeral home in Huntington was in charge of rites and the Rev. James O'CONNOR officiated. Burial was in Mt. Calvary cemetery.

Ella Tridle
Mrs. E. P. (Ella) TRIDLE, 82, Akron, died at 4 a.m. today at her residence after an illness of five months.
Born April 4, 1882, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Gabriel and Mary Ann KRIDER ULREY. Her marriage was to E. P. TRIDLE in 1900.
Most of Mrs. Tridle's life was spent in the Sidney and Akron areas. She was a member of the Eel River Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Blanche) WALGAMUTH, Akron; two grandsons, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Eel River Church of the Brethren, seven miles east of Silver Lake, with the Revs. Arden BALL and Moine LANDIS officiating. Burial will be in the Eel River cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Arminta Ford
Mrs. Arminta FORD, 75, 920 Jefferson street, died this morning at 4 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Thursday. Death came following an extended illness.
Mrs. Ford was born Feb. 5, 1890, in Kansas, the daughter of William and Minnie DEARMENT THOMAS. She had spent most of her life in Indiana, resding at Peru, Kokomo and Nyona Lake before moving to Rochester. Her marriage was to Earl FORD, who preceded in death.
Surviving is one brother, Cecil THOMAS, Rochester. A sister and brother also preceded in death.
Funeral arragements are incomplete. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge.

Floyd Lebo
Rites for Floyd LEBO, 63, 1009 East Ninth street, will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian church with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens cemetery at Winamac.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Lebo, who had been secretary of the Manitou Moose lodge almost 23 years, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Tuesday at 3 p.m. while visiting at the home of his mother, Mrs. Charles (Della) LEBO, at Winamac.
He and his wife, Ruth [LEBO], had gone to Winamac to attend the funeral of his wife's nephew, William HINDERLIDER, 20, who had been killed in a car-train accident Saturday. Mr. Lebo had not been ill and his death came as a severe shock to family and friends.
As chief executive officer of the Moose lodge since July 1, 1942, shortly after its organization, Mr. Lebo had helped supervise its growth to over 800 members. He had been granted the degree of Pilgrim of the Moose, highest honor to be attained in the lodge, and also was a member of the Legion of the Moose and Fellowship of the Moose.
A former employee of Wilson Corn Products company and Deeds Equipment company here, he was a member of the First Christian church, Elks and Eagles lodges and the American Legion.
Born Nov. 18, 1901, at Winamac, he had lived in this city 28 years, coming from Winamac. His parents were Charles and Della TUNIS LEBO. He was married Aug. 15, 1953, at Peru to Ruth HINDERLIDER, who survives.
Also surviving, besided the mother, are four sons, Donald [LEBO], St. Petersburg, Fla., and Gordon, Billy and Denny [LEBO], all of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Beverly) KEESEY, Mrs. James (Peggy) DURKES and Mrs. Philip (Donna) SMITH, all of Rochester; a stepdaughter, Connie SHAFFER, at home, and ten grandchildren.
Also, six sisters, Mrs. Roy (Marguerite) SCHULTZ, Star City, Mrs. Lon (Flo) McKINLEY, Miss Sylvia LEBO and Mrs. Donald (Neoma) BUCK, all of Winamac; Mrs. Irene PANTON, Elkhart, and Mrs. Gerald (Elsie) SHEFFFER, Star City, and two brothers, Delbert [LEBO], Winamac, and Edward [LEBO], Leiters Ford.

Thursday, February 25, 1965

Ella Tridle
Last rites for Mrs. E. P. (Ella) TRIDLE, 82, Akron, who died Wednesday morning, have bee postponed to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eel River Church of the Brethren seven miles east of Silver Lake.
The Revs. Arden BALL and Moine LANDIS, will officiate and burial will be in the Eel River cemetery.
Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Leonard R. Slonaker
Funeral services for Leonard Roy SLONAKER, 77, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at 8:30 a.m. Monday, have been reset for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Allan D. BYRNE will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Arminta Ford
Services for Mrs. Arminta FORD, 75, 920 Jefferson street, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Hugh STEWART officiating.
Mrs. Ford died Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital after an extended illness.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, February 26, 1965

Eva Briney
Final rites for Mrs. Eva BRINEY, 76, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Tuesday at 3:25 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, have been reset for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan D. BYRNE officiating.
Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary Lassa
Mrs. Mary LASSA, 70, Plymouth, a resident of Argos for many years, died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday in Plymouth Parkview hospital. She suffered a stroke two weeks ago and was admitted to the hospital Monday.
Born Feb. 10, 1897 in Burr Oak, she moved to Plymouth from Argos three years ago. She also had lived in South Bend and Chicago. Her parents were John and Ida MILLER MINER. She was married in Crown Point July 29, 1930 to Paul LASSA and was a member of the Argos Methodist church, the WSCS of the church and the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Neil (LaVerne) BRADLEY, Plymouth; four grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. George (Hazel) LELAND, Dayton, O.; Mrs. Ocie BERFIELD, Plymouth, Mrs. Katherine SNOOK and Mrs. Inez HARDING, both of California; Mrs. Eunice GRAHAM, Larwill, and two brothers, Leonard MINER, West Fort Myers, Fla., and Russell MINER, Clarksville, Ind. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Charles SITES officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 27, 1965

Effie Jane Snyder
Mrs. Effie Jane SNYDER, 77, R.R. 2, Argos, was found dead in bend at her home 2 1/2 miles southeast of Argos at 6 a.m. today by her husband, Benjamin J. SNYDER. Under a doctor's care because of a heart condition, Mrs. Snyder died in her sleep.
Born Nov. 7, 1887 in Bourbon, she was the daughter of Robert and Lillian CANNAN SULLIVAN. She was married in Rochester March 4, 1914 and had lived since then in the house in which she died. A year ago the Snyders observed their 50th wedding anniversary.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Alberta) MIDDAUGH, Argos; three sons, Clarence [SNYDER], Argos, and Welcome and Gerald [SNYDER], both of Holdville, Cal.; eighteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie BOTTORFF, Plymouth; Mrs. Charles (Myrtie) TOMB, Rochester, and Mrs. Clark UNGER, South Bend, and four brothers, John, Cecil and Roy SULLIVAN, all of Plymouth, and Elmer SULLIVAN, Buchanan, Mich. A son, Walter [SNYDER], died in 1957.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Revs. Ernest TREBER and Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday.

Haskel Clemons
Haskel CLEMONS, 64, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 3 a.m. today at his home after an illness of one year.
He was born Dec. 12, 1900, in Silver Point, Tenn., the son of Joe F. and Frances CLEMONS.
His marriage was to Viola MAYNARD. Mr. Clemons moved to Macy in 1925 and was a laborer.
He is survived by the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Emma) SMITH, Peru, and Mrs. Lacy (Helen) CARPENTER, Silver Lake; four sons, Howard [CLEMONS], Macy; Dean [CLEMONS], Akron; Joe [CLEMONS], Silver Lake, and Carl [CLEMONS], Akron; two sisters, Mrs. William (Vera) JONES, Silver Point, Tenn., and Mrs. John (Martha) HATTON, Peru; fifteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 1, 1965

Thad Jones
Thad JONES, 70, brother-in-law of Mrs. Dow HAIMBAUGH of Rochester, died Sunday in a Greencastle hospital of a heart condition. He had visited frequently in Rochester.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Greencastle.

Tuesday, March 2, 1965

Stephany Cheshire
Mrs. Marvin (Stephany) CHESHIRE, 29, Indianapolis, died Monday about 3 p.m. in Indianapolis Methodist hospital, where she had undergone surgery five weeks ago for brain tumor.
Mrs. Cheshire was the daughter of the late Guy MOORE and Charlotte CHESTNUT MOORE, formerly of Rochester. Her grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi P. MOORE of this city.
Surviving are the mother, the husband and three daughters. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.Wednesday, March 3, 1965

Wednesday, March 3, 1965

Glen Darling
Last rites for Glen DARLING, 47, Flora, brother of Virgil DARLING of Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Leiter funeral home in Flora. Burial will be in Maple Lawn cemetery. Mr. Darling died unexpectedly at 9:30 p.m. Monday at his home. He had been ill ond day.
Surviving with the brother are the wife, two daughters, three sons,s the father, six grandchildren, two other brothers and a sister.

Stephany Cheshire
Funeral services for Mrs. Marvin (Stephany) CHESHIRE, 29, Indianapolis, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Harry W. Moore Arlington chapel, 5811 East 38th street, Indianapolis.
Graveside rites will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 o'clock tonight.
Mrs. Cheshire died about 3 p.m. Monday in Indianapolis Methodist hospital, where she had undergone surgery five weeks ago for brain tumor.
She was the daughter of the late Guy MOORE and Charlotte CHESTNUT MOORE, formerly of Rochester, and a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi P. MOORE of Rochester.

Thursday, March 4, 1965

Frederick E. Brubaker
Frederick Earl BRUBAKER, 78, Des Moines, Ia., formerly of Rochester, died at noon Wednesday at Memorial hospital in Des Moines after an illness of two years.
Born in Fulton county July 1, 1886, he was the son of Joel and Lavand DENISTON BRUBAKER. He married Mame HOWE, of Dixon, Ill., who died in 1913. In 1924, he married Eve KEYS, of Des Moines. She survives.
Mr. Brubaker was a salesman for D. B. Fish wholesale millinery house in Chicago for a number of years. Later, he owned millinery departments in St. Louis, Mo., Fort Wayne, and Des Moines. He was a member of the First Baptist church and was a 32nd Degree Mason.
He attended Rochester Normal university and for many years spent the summers at Lake Manitou, being an ardent fisherman.
Surviving with the wife are two children from his first marriage, a daughter, Mrs. Tobe (Marcia) BRYANT, Fort Wayne, and a son, Joel BRUBAKER, Milwaukee, Wis.; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, J. Walter BRUBAKER, and a sister, Mrs. F. C. (Maude) DILLMAN, both of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hamilton funeral home in Des Moines. Burial will be in Des Moines.

Friday, March 5, 1965

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Saturday, March 6, 1965

Maggie L. Ringo
Mrs. Maggie L. RINGO, 89, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Noah (Beatrice) DOWNING, in Argos, where she had lived the last six years. She had been ill one week after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born Dec. 23, 1875 in Clay county, Ind., she had lived in Noblesville and Brazil before moving to Argos. She was married in Brazil in 1898 to Joe RINGO, who died in 1952. The daughter of Isaac and Serene EASTER NIESON, she was a member of the Fairview Christian church in Brazil.
Surviving with the daughter are two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 8 o'clock tonight at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. The body will be taken to the Miller funeral home in Brazil, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday. Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Miller funeral home with the Rev. Gene GARVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Cottage Hill cemetery at Brazil.

Ethel M. Clemans
Mrs. Ethel M. CLEMANS, 76, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Dues hospital at Peru. In ill health two years, she was in serious condition for two weeks.
She had lived six miles southwest of Gilead for 27 years, moving there from Fulton.
Mrs. Clemans was born in Allen township, Miami county to Henry P. and Viola BUTT BERGER on April 10, 1888. She was married in Denver Aug. 24, 1911 to Walter CLEMANS, who died in 1948. She was a member of the Ebenezer church, the WSCS of the church and the Perry Township Home Improvement club.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Virginia) KEIM, R.R. 1, Roann; Mrs. Joe (Louise) WAHLING, R.R. 2, Macy, and Mrs. Thomas (Charlene) FITZPATRICK, R.R. 1, Macy; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Alma) WHISTLER and Mrs. Fayne (Edna) FLENNER, both of Route 2, Macy. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ebenezer church with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 1 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, March 8, 1965

Ruth E. Chapman
Mrs. Ruth E. CHAPMAN, 70, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks. She had been in failing health six weeks. She lived near Tiosa.
Born Oct. 11, 1894 near Rantoul, Ill., she moved to Fulton county as a child. Her parents were John and Helen AUSMAN WILLIAMS. She was married in Warsaw Aug. 15, 1934 to Merble M. CHAPMAN. She was a member of the First Brethren church in Tiosa and of the WMS of the church and was president this year of the What Not club of Richland township.
Mrs. Chapman once was postmaster at Tiosa and operated the general store in Tiosa.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Allan (Clara) KITSON, Lima, O.; three sons, Lewis [CHAPMAN], Mishawaka and Estil and Darrell [CHAPMAN], both of Brook, Ind.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a brother, Arthur [WILLIAMS], Grass Creek. A grandson preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Brethren church at Tiosa with the Rev. Gene ECKERLY officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Crek cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Tuesday, March 9, 1965

Glen E. Graffis
Mrs. Glen E. GRAFFIS, 81, a lifelong resident of the Kewanna vicinity, died of a heart attack at 9 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kathryn ASH, in Winamac. Mrs. Graffis resided near Kewanna in Union township.
Born in Kewanna Aug. 14, 1883, Mrs. Graffis was the daughter of Samuel and Emma COOK BARGER. She was married Feb. 14, 1905 to Earl GRAFFIS, who died in 1959. She was a member of the Kewanna Metodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. ASH and Mrs. Margaret JENSEN, South Bend; a son, Herbert [GRAFFIS], and a foster-son, Earl MOORE, both of South Bend, six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary BARGER, Kewanna, and two brothers, William BARGER, Kewanna, and Edwin BARGER, Chicago.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Kewanna Methodist church with the Rev. John COLE officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 7 p.m. Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Myrtle Caton
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center for Mrs. Myrtle CATON, 61, Glenview, Ill., a native of Grass Creek.
The Rev. David St. CLAIR will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Caton died unexpectedly Monday at Cook county hospital in Chicago. Born Feb. 20, 1904, she was the daughter of Charles and Addie EDGERTON HARRISON.
Her marriage was to James Ernest CATON, who died in December, 1950. Mrs. Caton was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Marie HARRIS, Indianapolis, and two nephews.

Wednesday, March 10, 1965

Alf Carter
Alf CARTER, 86, 713 Pontiac street, died at 11:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home here.

Frank S. Justus
Frank S. JUSTUS, 1031 East Ninth street, lifetime barber who worked at the basement shop for 20 years before retiring about a year ago, died at 82 years of age in Woodlawn hospital at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday.
In failing health 1 1/2 years, Mr. Justus was admitted to the hospital five days before his death.
Mr. Justus came to the Rochester community in 1931 from Kokomo. He was born Sept. 15, 1882 in Holgate, O., to B. W. and Mary COY JUSTUS. His first marriage was to Lucy KIRKMAN, who died in 1952. On March 14, 1964 he was married in Argos to Ethel RALSTON POORE. He was a member of the Holgate Methodist church and the barbers' union.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Frank K. JUSTUS, Grand Rapids, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Kezma (Jewell) SAYFEE, Mrs. John (Neva) WIMMER and Mrs. Fay (Carmen) LINDERMAN all of Grand Rapids; a step-daughter, Mrs. Howard (Marydona) KREIGHBAUM, Plymouth; three step-sons, Eugene POORE, Argos; Eugene KIRKMAN and Robert KIRKMAN, both of Indianapolis; thirteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Alma ALLER, Toledo, O., and two brothers, Charles [JUSTUS], Ottawa Lake, Mich., and Cloyd [JUSTUS], Toledo.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan D. BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, March 11, 1965

Alpha Carter
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for "Alf" CARTER, 86, 713 Pontiac street, who died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. William SIMPSON 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. Carter, for 22 years Fulton county assessor and who spent 28 years in public service here, had been a hospital patient 10 weeks and was in failing health seven months.
He retired in 1958, at the age of 80, after six terms in the Assessor's office. A Republican, he entered public life as city clerk-treasurer in Rochester from 1919-22. For eight years, from 1935-42, he served as trustee of Rochester township.
For 20 years, he was owner and operator of Carter's Book Store. It was located in the south half of the former Camblin furniture sotre building until a fire Feb. 5, 1936, destroyed the entire structure. Carter did not reopen the business after the blaze.
Mr. Carter was a 56-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge and was its financial secretary for 46 years. For 33 years, he had kept track of the voluminous records incident to the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, once laboriously bringing them to date after their destruction in the book store fire of 1936.
As a youth, Mr. Carter gained a wide local reputation as an infielder with independent baseball teams and later helped coach the successful Rochester Merchants nine of the 1930s.
He was born Alpha CARTER Oct. 20, 1878, at Wolf's Point on the southwest shore of Lake Manitou when that area was nothing but farmland. His parents were Willis and Emma CARTER. Mr. Carter's mother died when he was six years of age and he quit Rochester high school to work at the age of 13.
Much of his business education was gained from courses at the former Rochester Normal university.
He was married Jan. 4, 1904, to Myrtle GELBAUGH, who died Jly 31, 1952. The Carters were childless but sent three needful children through school here.
He was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church, being a former Sunday school superintendent there, and belonged to the Mt. Horeb Encampment and the Masonic lodge.
Surviving are six nieces of whom one, Mrs. Ralph (Letha) WRIGHT, made her home with Mr. Carter. Of the six nephews also surviving one, Voris ROBINSON of Mishawaka, was reared in the Carter home.

Edith M. Hafert
Mrs. Edith M. HAFERT, mother of Dr. Joe A. HAFERT, Fulton dentist, died at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday, her 80th birth anniversary, in her home at Logansport.
A native of Warsaw, Mrs. Hafert was the wife of William J. HAFERT, who died in 1961.
Also surviving are a daughter, a sister, six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. The Fisher funeral home at Logansport is in charge of rites.

Ilo Ahlstrom
Mrs. Ilo F. AHLSTROM, 69, who operated a beauty salon in Rochester 28 years, died Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. in her home on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
Death came after an illness of two years, of serious nature for the last six months.
Born May 14, 1895, in Rochester, Mrs. Ahlstrom was the daughter of Ira A. and Viola GOTTSCHALK BASTOW and had spent almost her entire life in this community.
She was married Aug. 21, 1933, at Chicago, to Con AHLSTROM, who survives. Mrs. Ahlstrom was a member of the First Baptist church and the Rochester Woman's club and studied at the Marinello Beauty School at Chicago.
She opened the Modernistic Beauty Salon, one of the city's first beauty shops, in 1932 and was joined in the business a year later by her husband. The firm was moved from the Rouch building at 110 East Eighth street to its present location, 111 East Ninth street, in 1936. The Ahlstroms retired from the business in June, 1960.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one brother, Francis "Fritz" BASTOW, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Ray (Edna) MARSHMAN, Mishawaka; one nephew and three nieces. A sister, Mrs. Clara BRADFORD, preceded in death.
Last rites will be Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating, assisted by the Rev. Gordon HYDE, Indianapolis. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, March 12, 1965

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Saturday, March 13, 1965

John H. Krieg
John H. KRIEG, 80, Akron, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw where he had been admitted a few hours before his death. He died of complications following an illness of three years.
Born March 29, 1884, in Fulton county, he was the son of Philip and Sarah KING KRIEG. His marriage was to Elva MORRIS on Aug. 10, 1907, in Akron. She preceded in death.
Mr. Krieg was a lifelong resident of the Akron community and was a farmer.
He is survived by a daugher, Mrs. Opal FOUTS, R.R. 3, Denver; a son, Philip [KRIEG], R.R. 2, Rochester; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Francis and Harvey KRIEG, both of Akron. Preceding in death were three sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Harry F. McVay
Harry F. McVAY, 81, 210 Main street, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient three days. In failing health 15 years, he was in serious condition for six months.
Mr. McVay retired from farming 15 years ago because of ill health. He had reisded in the Rochester and Kewanna communities most of his life.
Born March 1, 1884 in Pulaski county near Ora, he was the son of Hiram and Anna KISSINGER McVAY. His first marriage was to Myrtle GUISE. He was married in St. Joseph, Mich., Sept. 9, 1919 to Bessie STUBBS GARNER. He was a 60-year member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. ad was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Mary Alice) OVERMYER, Rocheter; Mrs. William (Ruth) HITE, Encinitas, Cal., and Mrs. Paul (Opal) TREES, Tulsa, Okla.; a son, Ray McVAY, McAllen, Texas; ten grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were a daughter, a son, a grandson, a sister and two brothers.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allen BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 15, 1965

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Tuesday, March 16, 1965

Alpha M. Overmyer
Alpha M. OVERMYER, 63, died early this morning in his sleep at his farm home in Richland township, R.R. 3, Argos. He had been in failing health two years but death was unexpected.
Born Oct. 6, 1901, in Richland township, he was the son of Ambrose and Nora MEDBORN OVERMYER and he had resided in that community most of his life. His marriage was at St. Joseph, Mich., on Dec. 9, 1922, to Ruth Z. NEWCOMB, who survives.
Mr. Overmyer had retired from farming two years ago because of ill health.
He was a veteran of three years' service in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving besides the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Erma Jean) GRAHAM, Washington, D.C.; two sons, Jackie W. [OVERMYER], at home, and James L. [OVERMYER], Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Howard (Nellie) ANDERSON, Rochester, and two brothers, Harry [OVERMYER], Sr., R.R. 3, Rochester, and William M. [OVERMYER], Laketon. An infant son and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, March 17, 1965

William Boyle
Last rites will be Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Monterey for William F. BOYLE, 81, who died Tuesday noon at Woodlawn hospital here. Burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery at Winamac and friends may call at the Kennedy-Braman funeral home in Winamac.
A retired farmer of the Monterey area, Mr. Boyle was a lifetime resident of Pulaski county. A brother, Lawrence [BOYLE], Monterey, survives.

Alpha M. Overmyer
Last rites for Alpha M. OVERMYER, 63, Richland township, who died in his sleep Tuesday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Edith BRUNER of Star City Methodist church, formerly of Richland Center Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Richland Center I.O.O.F. will conduct graveside rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Albert M. Perry
Albert M. PERRY, 79, Silver Lake, brother of Mrs. June HARTZLER, 130 West Ninth street, died at 4:25 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. He had been a patient there since Saturday.
Mr. Perry had been ill with a heart condition for five years and in serious condition since Saturday.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Dickerson funeral home at Silver Lake and burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery five miles east of Akron.

Ben B. Vernon
Ben B. VERNON, 76, co-owner of the former Rochester Canning company, died Tuesday at 5 p.m. in his home, 319 West 11th street, after an extended illness.
Mr. Vernon was born April 16, 1888, at Tipton and had lived in Rochester since 1925, moving to this city from Eaton, O. He was associated with the canning company, food processing plant located in the present Forest Farms buildings, for 30 years with the late Reuben SCHEID.
The company was closed in 1955 and Mr. Vernon had been in retirement since. He farmed in the Burton community until a year ago.
Mr. Vernon was a charter member of the Rochester Lions club, belonged to the First Christian church and received a 50-year membership pin in the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge in 1959.
His first marriage was Nov. 15, 1911, to Nora WRIGHT, who died June 28, 1949. He was married Dec. 15, 1951, at Delphi to Arline MORRIS THOMPSON, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Mary Alice) GRUND, Cambridge, O.; Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) RICHARD, Reynoldsburg, O., and Mrs. William (Betty Jo) RAY, Lexington, Ky.; a son, John [VERNON], a teacher at Lincoln junior high school; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Edward (Juanita) KING and Mrs. Arnold (Carlene) SNIPES, both of Rochester; Mrs. Gene (Roberta) EVANS, Muskegon, Mich., and Mrs. Larry (Mary Jo) GOSS, Menasha, Wis.; a step-son, Robert Joe THOMPSON, Mishawaka; nineteen grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Gene (Ruth) HIERS, Middletown, O.
Preceding in death were an infant son, three sisters and two brothers.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Memorials, other than flowers, should be made to the cancer fund.

Thursday, March 18, 1965

Dr. C. G. Mackey
Dr. Colonel G. MACKEY, 74, physician at Logansport state hospital and a Rochester native, died at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday in Logansport Memorial hospital following an illness of seven weeks.
Dr. Mackey had been at the state hospital since 1955 after a 35-year practice in Culver. He served in the U.S. Army medical corps during World War I after graduating from the Indiana University Medical School and went to Culver in 1920.
Born here May 27, 1890, he was married June 21, 1917 to Alice M. FIFIELD, who died May 7, 1945. In 1946, he was married to Lora PFLAUGHT, who died in 1963. Dr. Mackey was a member of the Culver Grace United Church of Christ, Henry H. Culver Lodge 617 F&AM, W. A. Fleet American Legion of Culver, the American Medical association and was a senior member of the Indiana State Medical association.
Surviving are a son, Dr. Colonel F. MACKEY, Rensselaer; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Besse JACOBSEN, Newport News, Va.; a step-son, Bernard DILLARD, Plymouth; a step-daughter, Mrs. Norma L. SWANSON, Alpha, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary HOFFMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Charlotta PALMER, Leiters Ford, and seven grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Roy L. FISHER, state hospital chaplain, officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery, where the Culver America Legion will conduct rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ray M. Dillingham
Ray M. DILLINGHAM, 75, died Wednesday at 1 p.m. in his home at Mentone. He had been seriously ill three months.
Mr. Dillingham retired in 1952 from employment at Frank's Manufacturing company in Mentone, where he had spent his entire life. He was born in that town Oct. 12, 1889, the son of David and Sarah KINTZEL DILLIGHAM.
His marriage was Dec. 10, 1910, toi Della HOLLOWAY, who survives.
Mr. Dillingham was a member of the Mentone Methodist church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Georgianna) GRUBBS, Mentone; a brother, Lee [GRUBBS], Michigan City, and three grandchildren. Three sons preceded in death.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Glenn CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at memorial home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, March 19, 1965

Hulda A. McCalla
Mrs. Hulda A. McCALLA, 72, 512 East Eighth street, died this morning at 10 o'clock in Miller's nursing home here, where she had been a patient since Feb. 10.
Death came following a long illness.
Born Sept. 15, 1892, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Arley and Emma WADE GILLILAND. Except for a few years' residence in Deedsville, she had lived in this community all her life.
Her marriage was Aug. 16, 1911, at Peru, to Chester E. McCALLA, who died Nov. 6, 1964. She was a member of Mothers of World War II and of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are two sons, Echo and Harold McCALLA, both of Rochester; five daughters, Mrs. Howard (Florence) WOOD, Mrs. Pat RICHARDSON, Mrs. Helen DAGUE, Mrs Jack (Barbara) CLARK and Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) MILLER, all of Rochester; eighteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Edward and Orville GILLILAND, both of Rochester. Preceding in death were three sons and one daughter.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. 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 Saturday noon.

Blanche E. Hendrickson
Mrs. Blanche E. HENDRICKSON, 76, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for four weeks.
Born April 17, 1888, in Wayne township, she was the daughter of George and Lydia SMITH SPOTTS. Her marriage was to Lawrence W. HENDRICKSON Oct. 15, 1910 at Kentland. She was a lifetime resident of the Rochestr commnity and was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are the husband; a son, Ray HENDRICKSON, Elkhart; three sisters, Mrs. Lana CALLAHAN, Milford, Ill.; Mrs. Ruby CALLAHAN, Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Opal RICE, Mishawaka; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Two daughters, a brother and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fulton Baptist church with the Revs. Franklin ARTHUR and 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.

Saturday, March 20, 1965

Hulda McCalla
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Hulda A. McCALLA, 72, 512 East Eighth street, who died Friday morning in the Miller nursing home.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Osie May Blue
Mrs. Osie May BLUE, native of Fulton county, died Friday at 12:45 a.m. at Hebron, O., after an extended illness. She was 95 years of age.
Mrs. Blue was born Sept. 5, 1869, the daughter of Henry and Apolina HOLMES HAIMBAUGH and had lived in Mentone until 1925. She then resided in Indianapolis, moving in 1952 to Columbus, O.
Her marriage was to Frank BLUE, who died in 1917. She was a member of the Central Baptist church in Indianapolis.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Leah McCLELLAND, Columbus, O.; four grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildre.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone, where last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Howard ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Ernest Kough
Ernest Bill KOUGH, 49, Kewanna, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Clara KOUGH, in Kewanna Friday. He was a lifetime resident of Kewanna.
Born Dec. 22, 1915 in Kewanna, he was the son of William M. and Clara MARTIN KOUGH.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Clara KOUGH; a son, Michael [KOUGH], North Judson; two brothers, Ralph [KOUGH], Winamac, and Frank [KOUGH], Logansport, and nieces and nephews. The father and four brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Lonnie BENNETT officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.

Guy W. Anderson
Guy W. ANDERSON, 63, former member of the Rochester police department, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted Thursday morning after suffering a heart attack at his home, 212 West Third street.
Mr. Anderson had not been ill prior to the heart seizure and his death was unexpected.
He had been in retirement since April, 1963, but prior to that had owned and operated a bottle gas business here. He was a member of the city police department for four years, leaving that post in 1956.
Born Sept. 2, 1901, at Logansport, he was the son of William H. and Mae HOWARD ANDERSON, and had spent the majority of his life in Fulton county. His marriage was Feb. 17, 1938, at Knox, to Beatrice CRANMER, who survives.
Mr. Anderson attended the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Mary Jane) WAGONER, Rochester; one son, Guy Nelson ANDERSON, Rochester; one granddaughter, Darla Jean ANDERSON; one sister, Mrs. Leo (Lucie) SEE, Deedsville; three brothers, D. C. ANDERSON, R.R. 1, Rochester; Leroy ANDERSON, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Howard ANDERSON, R.R. 2, Rochester; and one aunt, Mrs. Tess EASH, R.R. 4, Rochester. One brother, Dale [ANDERSON], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. V. L. GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 22, 1965

Gilbert Hancock
Last rites were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Gilbert HANCOCK, newborn son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson HANCOCK of Argos. The boy died at 4 p.m. Saturday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where he was born 14 hours earlier.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Betty [HANCOCK] and two brothers, J. C. and Woodrow [HANCOCK], all at home; seven step-brothers and sisters, and the maternal grandparets, Mr. and Mrs. James MINNIX, Knox.
Elmer Goss of the Plymouth Jehovah's Witnesses church officiated at the rites and burial was in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Fanny Inks
Mrs. Walter (Fanny) INKS, 73, 113 East Boman street, South Bend, the former Fanny CARITHERS of Rochester, died in St. Petersburg, Fla., early Sunday morning.
She was the daugher of John and Sarah CARITHERS, pioneer residents of Rochester.
Surviving are the husband, a step-daughter, a sister, and many nieces and nephews of this vicinity.
Services are set tentatively for Thursday in South Bend, with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Details are not complete.

James Stewart Carlson, Jr.
Rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for James Stewart CARLSON, Jr., 10 months old son of James and Barbara PATTON CARLSON. The baby drowned accidently in the bathtub at his home, 1103 1/2 Monroe street Saturday.
The accident occurred about 9 p.m. Mrs. Carlson had just placed the infant in the tub when the telephone rang. While she was answering it, the baby apparently fell down into the water, Dr. William RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, said.
Mrs. Carlson rushed the baby to Woodlawn hospital, where it was dead on arrival.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Tammy Rene [CARLSON], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilman CARLSON, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mart PATTON, Argos; the patrnal great-grandmother, Mrs. John LINNEMAN, Rochester, and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff PATTON, Rochester.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

C. Lamont Guyer
C. Lamont GUYER, 65, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 2:27 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient one week. In failing health two years, he was seriously ill four weeks.
A resident of Fulton county most of his life, Mr. Guyer retired from farming two years ago because of ill health.
He was born Nov. 4, 1899 to Adlbert and Hannah EWER GUYER and was married in Miami county Dec. 27, 1922 to Ruth E. WELLER, who died July 8, 1964.
Mr. Guyer was a member of the Church of Christ on U.S. 31 south of Rochester and was active in the Fulton County Farm Bureau, the Fulton County REMC and the Fulton County Purebred Livestock Breeders association. He was a past-director of the latter three organizations.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Mary) OVERMYER, Jr., R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Florence PARTRIDGE, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Marjorie) KISTLER and Mrs. Clyde (Normalee) WHALEN, both of Indianapolis; two sons, Harvey [GUYER], Mishawaka, and Delbert [GUYER], Ventura, Cal.; seventeen grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lavon WHISLER, Twelve Mile; two brothers, Merritt [GUYER], Marion, and Paul [GUYER], Mexico, Ind., and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster and Good funeral home and burial will be in the Mud Lake cemetery about seven miles southeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 23, 1965

Arthur F. Kaley
Arthur F. KALEY, 78, Culver, a native of Fulton county, died at 7:25 a.m. Monday in Plymouth Parkview hospital after an illness of several years. He had lived in the Culver area all his life.
The son of Jacob H. and Christina M. ZECHIEL KALEY, he was born Sept. 7, 1886. He was married Oct. 23, 1907 in Knox to Ida O. BAKER, who died Aug. 24, 1959.
Surviving are two sons, Paul W. [KALEY], Culver, and Ermil L. [KALEY], Plymouth.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Dwight McCLURE officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Sena Severns
Mrs. Owen (Sena) SEVERNS, 64, former Rochester resident, died today at Dukes hospital in Peru, where she was admitted Saturday. She was the sister of Ted OLSEN, Rochester.
Mrs. Severns had resided in Peru the past 35 years. She was born in Illinois, the daughter of Theodore and Margaret OLSEN and formerly lived west of Rochester, attending Rochester high school.
Also surviving are the husband, Owen [SEVERNS], Abilene, Txas. Three sisters preceded in death. Last rites are incomplete.

Cecil R. Burns
Cecil R. BURNS, 77, died at 6 a.m. today at the home of his nephew, Ivan BURNS, Jr., Akron.
Born April 7, 1887 in Fulton county, he was the son of George and Mary Ellen PUTMAN BURNS. Mr. Burns was a farm laborer.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Opal HUFFMAN, Roann, and Miss Goldie BURNS, Akron; four brothers, Claude BURNS, Roann; Ivan BURNS, Peru; Vernon BURNS, Fulton, and Estle BURNS, Wabash. Two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Omega church, with the Rev. David BOBBEY of Wynona Lake officiating. Burial will be in the Omega cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Infant Siders
Graveside rits for the infant son of Orren and Helen Fay SIDERS, R.R. 2, Kewanna, were conducted Monday morning at the Fulton cemetery by the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home.
The premature baby was dead at birth Sunday morning at Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving are the parents; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence SIDERS, R.R. 2, Kewanna; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Loren FRY, Fulton; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Katy GAULT, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cal MacLAIN, R.R. 3, Kewana.

Pearl Starkey
Mrs. Pearl STARKEY, 91, formerly of Culver, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Norma BINGHAM of Middlesboro, Ky. She had been ill for some time.
Surviving are two daughters, two grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Thdodore ROBERTS of the Leiters Ford Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

C. Lamont Guyer
Last rites for C. Lamont GUYER, 65, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 2:27 a.m. Monday, have been changed to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Allan D. BYRNE will officiate and burial will be in the Mud Lake cemetery seven miles southeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 24, 1965

Myra P. Smith
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Myra P. SMITH, 70, longtime Rochester resident who died Tuesday at Indianapolis.
The Rev. James RHOADS of Normal, Ill., former minister of the First Baptist church here, will officiate at the service. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Smith was found dead in her room at the Continental hotel, 410 North Meridian street, about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Death was attributed to a heart attack and evidently had occurred during the night. She had not been ill and her death was unexpected.
Mrs. Smith was the widow of the former president of the First National bank here, Percy SMITH She had resided at the Indianapolis hotel the past five years.
Mrs. Smith retained her association with the local bank as a member of its board of dirctors since the death of her husband. Her daughter, Mrs. Jane (SMITH) FOELLINGER MILLER, is chairman of the board of the bank.
Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 23, 1895, in Hebron, Ind., the daughter of Fred S and Ida BROOKS PARAMORE. She had resided 54 years in this city, where her father for many years operated the barber shop in the basement of the Bailey hardware building.
She was a charter member of the Rochester chapter of Tri Kappa sorority, a member of the Grace Methodist church and had studied nursing as a young woman.
Her marriage was Sept. 4, 1919, in this city, to Gerald Percy SMITH, who died July 10, 1958.
Surviving besides the daughter, Mrs. Cloyd MILLER, of Lake Manitou, are two grandsons, David and Robert FOELLINGER; one granddaughter, Julie Arlene MILLER, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Genevieve LOW, Miami Beach, Fla.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

0Jann Marie Zartman
Last rites will be Thusrday at 2 p.m. in he Fulton E.U.B. church for Jann Marie ZARTMAN, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond ZARTMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital.
The Rev. Donald ABBEY and the Rev. Paul GARNER will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Fulton County Council for Retarded Children.
The Zartman child had been admitted to Woodlawn hospital Sunday and transferred to South Bend Monday.
She was born Aug. 27, 1959, at Rochester, the daughter of Raymond and Marjorie DENTON ZARTMAN, who survive along with three brothers, Larry, Gary and John [ZARTMAN], and a sister, Lisa [ZARTMAN], all at home.
Also surviving are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John DENTON, R.R. 1, Kewanna, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Voris ZARTMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Cora FINNEY, Rochester, and paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mattie KEEL, Fulton.

Fanny Inks
Last rites for Mrs. Walter INKS, 73, South Bend, the former Fanny CARITHERS of Rochester, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Central E.U.B. church at South Bend. The Rev. O. D. WISSLER will officiate.
Burial will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend until 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, March 25, 1965

Nancy Markley
Last rites were conducted March 19 in Plymouth for Mrs. Nancy (COLE) PALMER MARKLEY, who died March 17 at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a long illness. Burial was in the Reichter cemetery near Talma.
She was 97 years of age.
Mrs. Markley was born Aug. 3, 1867, in this county, the daughter of Daniel and Adeline COLE. She attended school at the Sandhill and Red Brush schools, both long abandoned, and was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Her first marriage was to David PALMER in 1887. Her second marriage was to Milton MARKLEY. Both preceded in death. Mrs. Markley served as nurse in Fulton and Marshall counties until 10 years ago when she fractured a hip in a fall.
Surviving are one son, Harley PALMER, Plymouth; two nieces, Mrs. Oscar (Salene) SCOTT and Mrs. Dan (Lena) BUSSERT, both of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe MOORE, Warsaw, and Mrs. Esa MILLER, Mishawaka; two brothers, Tom COLE, Mishawaka, and Eugene COLE, Fort Wayne; one grandson, one granddaughter and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews. A son, Roy [PALMER], preceded in death.

Sena Olsen
Last rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru for Mrs. Owen (Sena) SEVERNS, 64, former Rochester resident who died at Peru Tuesday.
Burial will be in the Peru cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Mrs. Severns was the sister of Ted OLSEN, Rochester.

Peggy Sue Armstrong
Last rites were conducted today for Peggy Sue ARMSTRONG, 5, Beardstown, who died Tuesday in Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac of injuries suffered Monday when she was hit by a car. Burial was in the Winamac cemetery.
The child was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest AINE of Rochester.
She suffered a broken leg and internal injuries when hit by a car driven by Ross C. SANKDONER, 69, Marion, on U.S. 35 six miles north of Winamac.
The Pulaski county sheriff's office said the girl darted ito the path of the car.

Friday, March 26, 1965

Ida Mae Stengel
Mrs. Ida Mae STENGEL, 87, died Thursday at 9 p.m. in her home, 416 East 10th street. Death was unexpected.
She was born May 4, 1877, at Tyner, the daughter of Phillip and Elizabeth ANDERSON COOK, and had spent most of her life in this community, except for 12 years' residence in Peru.
She was married Dec. 8, 1896, in Rochester to Orville W. STENGEL, who died in 1943. She was a memer of the Sister and Brotherhood Benefit Association and of the Four-M Bunco club. She was stricken shortly after returning home from a meeting of the Benefit Association in the Fulton County REMC building.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Byron JOHNSON, Rochester; one son, George STENGEL, Potomac, Ill.; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and nices and nephews. Three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Jessie YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Leo D. Burke
Leo D. BURKE, 69, R.R. 4, Rochester, became Fulton county's second traffic victim of the year Thursday when he was fatally injured in a one-car accident on Ind. 17 five miles north of Kewanna.
Burke was northbound at 4:20 p.m. when his 1963 Pontiac went off the east side of the highway, traveled 270 feet, returned to the pavement, skidded 72 feet, went off the west side of the road and down an embankment.
The Vehicle struck a tree, spun around and came to a stop facing south, the sheriff's department said.
Burke was taken to Woodlawn hospital in an ambulance and then was trasferred to South Bend Memorial hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 7:06 p.m. by Deputy Coroner Dr. F. Dale NELSON of South Bend. Death was attributed to a crushed chest.
The sheriff's department reported that Burke said, while at Woodlawn, that he was forced off the road by another vehicle.
Officers said they were unable to find any evidence of another car being on the highway at the scene when the accident occurred.
Burke's car was listed a total loss with damage of $2,000.
Burke was born July 30, 1895 in Chicago and moved to Rochester from Kokomo four years ago. He lived along the Tippecanoe river about 10 miles northwest of the city.
He was a piano tuner and worked in the northcentral Indiana area. He was a veteran of World War I, having served in France.
Mr. Burke was married Feb. 2, 1950 in Peru to Mary A. SMITH, who survives. He was the son of Daniel and Hannah GRACE BURKE.
Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Agnes LONGHELT, Blue Island, Ill.; a niece, and a nephew.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph's church here with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Manford Newell
Manford "Skinny" NEWELL, 72, died Thursday at 7 p.m. in the home of his son, Richard NEWELL, R.R. 4, Rochester. Mr. Newell was a former grocer here 15 years, had served as city police officer and as county inspector of weights and measures.
He had been in ill health but his death was unexpected. He resided with his son the past year, prior to that at 196 Main street.
A lifelong resident of Fulton county, Mrs. Newell was born April 11, 1892 in Henry township, the son of Robert W. and Eliza MILLER NEWELL. His first marriage was Oct. 1, 1921, to Lucille PASCHALL, who died April 8, 1945. His second marriage was July 10, 1955, to Effie PERSCHBACHER, who died May 8, 1963.
Mr. Newell was a veteran of World War I, serving with the American Expeditionary Force in France. He belonged to the local American Legion post and the Manitou Moose lodge. For 20 years he delivered mail from the Erie depot to the local Postoffice.
Surviving are the son, Richard; two daughters, Mrs. Eli (Barbara) WYNN, Rochester, and Mrs. Richard (Nancy) DUZENBURY, Akron; a step-son, Fred PERSCHBACHER, Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Wilmer (Kathryn) WINE, Detroit, and twelve grandchildren.
Last rites will be Sunday 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, where the American Legion will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after Saturday noon.

Saturday, March 27, 1965

Malinda M. Crowel
Mrs. Malinda M. CROWEL, 83, mother of John CROWEL, 1307 Madison street, died at South Bend Memorial hospital at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Born Sept. 20, 1881, in Marshall county, she married Charles CROWEL July 28, 1896. He died Jan. 3, 1944.
Surviving are three sons, John, Rochester; Lester [CROWEL], Niles, Mich., and Cecil [CROWEL], Grove City, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Lee HAMPTON, South Bend, and Mrs. Harold PRICE, Plymouth; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, a brother, Ed GANGLOFF, Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Clara DILL, Glendale, Cal., and a half-brother, Samuel HARKER, Buchanan, Mich.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Orvis funeral home at South Bend with the Rev. Noel P. IRWIN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Monday, March 29, 1965

Clarence E. Edington
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Clarence E. EDINGTON, 75, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died Saturday at Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
The Rev. Clyde WALTERS will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Edington, a cabinetmaker, had lived with a brother, Emory, for the past year. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in France, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post at Battle Creek, Mich.
He was born in Rochester June 27, 1889 to Simon and Sarah BOWMAN EDINGTON.
Surviving are two brothers, Emory [EDINGTON], Kewanna, and Lawrence [EDINGTON], Toledo, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Alta KRAMER, Toledo, O., and Mrs. Minnie BARKER, BEthpage, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. One brother, Ray [EDINGTON], preceded in death.

Alice Jane Saine
Mrs. Alice Jane SAINE, 71, Tiosa, died at her home at 3:45 a.m. Sunday after being bedfast for one year. She had lived in Tiosa 13 years, moving there from Francesville. She also had resided in North Judson.
Born Aug. 7, 1893 in Pulaski county, she was married June 19, 1912 in Winamac to Ernest SAINE, who survives. She was a member of the Mennonite church at English Lake.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Ernest [SAINE], Jr., Fort Wayne, and Kenneth Eugene [SAINE], Rochester; nine daughters, Mrs. Esther ARMSTRONG, Winamac; Mrs. Ethel WALLACE, Anderson; Mrs. Hazel DePOY and Mrs. Shirley RHODES, both of Tippecanoe; Mrs. Mamie HARRISON and Mrs. Patsy SHINE, both of Rochester, Mrs. Mabel LEONARD, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Mildred CLINE, Middletown, and Mrs. Della ROLLER, Glehburnie, Md.
Also surviving are twenty-four grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph TUNIS, Knox, and Elige TUNIS, North Judson; a half-brother, Gordon TUNIS, Wisconsin, and six sixters, Mrs. Dottie WILCOX, Winamac; Mrs Gladys SAINE and Mrs. Kate ZEMAN, both of North Judson; Mrs. Grace BRITTON, Mira Lona, Cal.; Mrs. Belle WARKENTINE, Marine City, Mich., and Mrs. Betty HURST, Chicago.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCormick funeral home in North Judson with the Rev. Emanuel BIRKY officiating. Burial will be in the Highland cemetery at North Judson. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gathel Belle Keller
Mrs. Gathel Belle KELLER, 67, Peru, grandmother of Mrs. Robert J. WAGONER, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday at the Irene Byron sanitarium in Fort Wayne after an illness of about three years.
Born Dec. 21, 1897, in Miami county, she was the daughter of John A. and Nellie L. WIREMAN TEABOLDT. Her marriage was to Roscoe TEABOLDT [?] in 1914. He preceded her in death in 1956.
Surviving with Mrs. Wagoner are two daughters, a brother, a sister, nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at the Drake-Flowers chapel in Peru at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetry in Peru and friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday. Eagles Auxiliary services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 30, 1965

George B. Troutman
George B. TROUTMAN, 90, Argos, a native of Kewanna, died of pneumonia at 4:25 p.m. Monday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward J. (Dorothy) LLOYD of Argos. He had been ill three weeks.
Mr. Troutman had lived in the Argos community 15 years, moving there from Mishawaka, where he had lived 30 years. For many years he worked in the circulation department of The South Bend Tribune, retiring in 1954.
Born Nov. 25, 1874, he was the son of Peter and Jane TROUTMAN. He was married in Kewanna in 1898 to Stella BARGER, who died July 24, 1953. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving with Mrs. Lloyd is another daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Esther) ROEMPAGEL, Mishawaka; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Charles SITES officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 31, 1965

[no obits]

Thursday, April 1, 1965

Mabel H. Fieser
Friends here have been advised of the death last month in Chicago of Mrs Ed (Mabel H.) FIESER, longtime Rochester resident. She had been spending the winters in Chicago with her son, Arthur [FIESER], since the death of her husband May 17, 1962.
Death came from a heart attack and was unexpected.
Mrs. Fieser resided during the summers at her cottage on Country Club drive, east shore of Lake Manitou.
Cremation and burial were conducted in Chicago.
Mrs. Fieser was the former Mabel [H.] STECKMAN and was married in this city Aug. 3, 1900, to [Edward L.] FIESER. Her husband for many years had operated a drug store at the present location of Cook Brothers furniture store, [NW corner 7th & Main], a building erected about 1900 by his father, John FIESER.
Surviving, besides the son, are one grandson and one great-grandson.

Friday, April 2, 1965

Mrs. Fred Bates
Mrs. Fred BATES, 82, Indianapolis, died at St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis Thursday morning.
She was the mother of Mrs. Mary Jane NARD and Mrs. John (Ruth) STURN, both of Lake Manitou, and sister-in-law of Mrs. Pauline WILLMAN, also of Lake Manitou.
Mrs. Bates had visited her relatives at the lake frequently.
Last rites will be Monday morning at the Flanner and Buchannan Broad Ripple mortuary at Indianapolis and burial will be in Indianapolis.

Saturday, April 3, 1965

M. Lucille Macy
Mrs. Mildred Lucille MACY, 56, 229 West Third street, died at 8 p.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview hospital of bilateral hydronephorsis following an illness of seven months. She was in the hospital two weeks.
A practical nurse, she retired a year ago because of ill health.
Born in the Mount Zion community Oct. 8, 1908, she was the daughter of Frank and Grace SHELTON Van DUYNE and had lived most of her life in this area. She was married in Wabash June 8, 1934 to Harry Joseph MACY, who died March 7, 1964. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God and the Rochester American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elson (Margaret) HOLDRED, Plymouth; three sons, Raymond [MACY], Plymouth; Harry Joe [MACY], serving with the U.S. Peace Corps in Tanzania, Africa, and Robert D. [MACY], Rochester; a grandson; three sisters, Mrs. Adam (Kate) RENTSCHLER, Fulton; Mrs. Byron (Mary) ZIMMERMAN, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Harold (Mae) CRILL, Rochester; five brothers, Fred Van DUYNE, Joe Van DUYNE and Robert Van DUYNE, all of Rochester; Donald Van DUYNE, Kewanna, and Virgil Van DUYNE, Indianapolis. A son preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Frank Lee Wolf
Frank Lee WOLF, 18, 628 1/2 Main street, died at 12:10 a.m. Today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Tuesday. Ill six years, he was in serious condition three months.
Born Sept. 20, 1946, in Rochester, he had lived here all his life. He was the son of Joseph E. and Mary L. NORRIS WOLF. The father died in November, 1963. Mr. Wolf attended the First Baptist church here. He never married.
Surviving are the mother, at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth NORRIS, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest WEAVER, LaFountain, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at 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 11 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, April 5, 1965

Warren L. Nickell, Sr.
Warren L. "Red" NICKELL, Sr., 54, R.R. 3, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 3 p.m. Sunday at his home on the Olson road northwest of Rochester. He had been employed by the Bendix corporation in South Bend for 30 years and also was a farmer.
A resident here since 1946, he was born March 18, 1911 in Boone county, Ky., to Richard and Minnie NICKELL. He moved to Rochester from South Bend.
Mr. Nickell was a member of the local Eagles and Moose lodges and of the Fathers Auxiliary of the VFW post here. He was married Aug. 29, 1931 in Rochester to Carol McDONALD, who died in June, 1952.
Surviving are a son, Warren L. NICKELL, Jr., Spring Valley, N.Y.; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Cathy NICKELL, Middletown, O., and numerous nieces and nephews. Several brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan D. BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Fair View cemetery at Mishawaka. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 6, 1965

William Seth Henricks
William Seth HENRICKS, 90, Mexico, died at 4:50 p.m. Monday in Dukes hospital at Peru. A native of Bruce Lake in Fulton county, he was born there July 29, 1874 and moved to Mexico 43 years ago from Bruce Lake. A retired truck farmer, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mildred BRECHBIEL, Bunker Hill, and Mrs. Iris STOCKDALE, Mexico; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.
Rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the McCain funeral home with burial at Mexico Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Paul H. Shaffer
Paul Henry SHAFFER, 51, died Monday at 4:45 p.m. of a heart attack while at work as a night watchman at the Rochester Metal Products plant here.
Mr. Shaffer, who lived at 314 East Fourth street, had been in poor health 2 1/2 years. He had lived in this city since 1949, moving from Gary.
Born Oct. 1, 1913, at Ora, he was the son of David and Mabel TAYLOR SHAFFER. His marriage was Dec. 20, 1934, at Gary to Sophie M. REDER, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Nancy Lee) NOONAN, Rochester; three sons, Robert [SHAFFER], at home; Paul [SHAFFER], Peru, and Harold [SHAFFER], Rochester; seven grandchildren; six brothers, Harry, Charles, Guy, Earl, Raymond and Francis [SHAFFER], all of Gary. Preceding in death were a sister and two brothers.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Foster & Good funeral home, where last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Samuel B. Kelley
Samuel B. KELLEY, 38, R.R. 1, Akron, died unexpectedly of a coronary attack at 11:45 a.m. Friday while hunting south of Mentone.
Born March 16, 1929 in Whitehouse, Ky., he was the son of Richard and Edith BURKE KELLEY. He had lived in Akron 16 years, moving there from Kentucky. He never married. He was a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving are the mother, of Warsaw; four sisters, Mrs. Lawson (Olga) STONE, Warsaw; Mrs. Elizabeth BRANNUM, Mentone; Mrs. Leonard (Louella) PETERS, Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Richard (Janet) DEAFANBAUGH, Warsaw, and a brother, Marvin [KELLEY], Warsaw. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Jones and Preston funeral home in Paintsville, Ky. Burial will be in the Ivyton cemetery at Ivyton, Ky. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron this afternoon and evening.

Wednesday, April 7, 1965

Harry Onstott
Harry ONSTOTT, 62, 400 West Ninth street, died at 11 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted Tuesday. Death was unexpected.
A former postal worker and newspaperman, Mr. Onstott was a native and a lifelong resident of this city.
He is survived by the wife and 10 children. Last rites are incomplete. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge.

William H. Alspach
William H. ALSPACH, 99, of the Macy area, died at 5 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home after an illness of several weeks.
Born in September, 1865 in Miami county, he was the son of Walsh and Ameldia (KINDER] ALSPACH. His marriage was to Nellie HORTON in September, 1889. She preceded in death.
He was employed at Cloud's store in Macy for many years and then owned a butcher shop in Macy until his retirement in the late 1930s. He was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Christine ANDREWS, Snohomish, Wash., sixteen grandchildren; sixty-nine great-grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Miss Florence ALSPACH and Mrs. Judel NORMAN, a brother, and a sister.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Arthur MAIN, Macy, officiating. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 8, 1965

Harry L. Onstott
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Harry Lee ONSTOTT, 62, 400 West Ninth street, who died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital. Death came unexpectedly following his admission to the hospital Tuesday.
Father Harold WELLER will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Onstott, a former newspaperman and postal worker, was a native of this city and had spent most of his life here. He was born Jan. 17, 1903, the son of Isaac and Florence FULTON ONSTOTT and was married July 19, 1931, in Paintsville, Ky., to Edith Ann BRADLEY, who survives.
He graduated from the school of journalism at Indiana university in 1924 and had held newspaper jobs with the Fulton County Sun, The Tipton Daily Tribune, The Kokomo Morning Times, The South Bend News Times and The New Orleans Picayune.
For 20 years he was associated with the Rochester postoffice as city mail carrier and then as rural motor route carrier.
Surviving, besides the wife, are six daughters, Mrs. Nicholas ARONE, Logansport; Mrs. Harvey SCOTT, Tinley Park, Ill; Mrs. Forrest HEISHMAN, Mrs. Rudy GONZALES, Miss Susan ONSTOTT and Miss Helen ONSTOTT, all of Chicago; four sons, James [ONSTOTT], at home; David [ONSTOTT], Anderson, and Stephen and Paul [ONSTOTT], both of Chicago; five grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Ruth HEINES, Carlsbad, Cal.

Friday, April 9, 1965

Lucile Brunk
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison funeral chapel at Kewanna for Mrs. Lucile POLAN BRUNK, 72, Long Beach, Cal., a native of Kewanna. Mrs. Brunk died in Long Beach Tursday morning.
Mrs. Brunk was the daughter of William and Maria POLEN. Her marriage was to Gale "Joe" BRUNK, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Emaline SULLIVAN, Westminister, Cal.; a son, Jack [BRUNK], Long Beach, Cal., and a brother, William POLEN, Danville, Ill.
The Rev. Gary BARGERHOFF will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Saturday, April 10, 1965

Nellie E. Anderson
Mrs. Nellie Eva ANDERSON, 71, 430 West Ninth street, died at 1:55 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient 11 days with a coronary condition. She was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.
Born Oct. 24, 1893 in Richland township, she was the daughter of Ambrose and Nora MEDBURN OVERMYER. Her marriage was May 15, 1915 in Fulton county to Howard ANDERSON, who died Oct. 3, 1956. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church, the WSWS and Service circle of the church, Evergreen Rebekah Lodge 57, Past Noble Grands club and White Shrine in Jerusalem.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eli (Marcille) NAN, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Donald (Imogene) LEEDY, Hammond; a son, William A. [ANDERSON], R.R. 1, Rochester; five grandchildren; two brothers, Harry OVERMYER, Sr., R.R. 3, Rochester, and William OVERMYER, Laketon, and nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Rochester E.U.B. church with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church for an hour before services. Evergreen Rebekah Lodge 57 will conduct rites at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Floy S. Warner
Mrs. Floy S. WARNER, 75, Culver, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth following a three-year illness with a heart condition.
She was born Oct. 16, 1889, the daughter of Joseph C. and Rilla CALDWELL SILVER in Indiana, spent her younger life in the Argos community and moved to California. She had lived in Culver the past 15 years.
Her marriage was to Claude A. WARNER, Nov. 25, 1908. She was a member of the Culver Methodist church and the Daughter of Ruth Methodist class.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Dale WARNER, Evanston, Ill.; two grandchildren a sister, Mrs. Roy (Mae) WICKIZER, Culver, and a brother, Ordo SILVER, Amarillo, Texas. A sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 10:30 a.m. Monday with Dr. Ronald C. WILLIAMS officiating. Burial will be in Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, April 13, 1965

Paul A. Perkins
Paul A. PERKINS of Newcastle township was killed Sunday night when his car was smashed by tornadic winds on Ind. 331 north of Talma. The King-Reed funeral home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
No other information was available.

Elmer A. Menzie
Elmer A. MENZIE, 80, died Sunday at 10:30 p.m. in the Klapp nursing home at Argos after an illness of two years.
Mr. Menzie, who resided in Argos 23 years, was born Feb. 13, 1885, in Pierceton and had also lived seven years in the Mentone community. The son of Sherman and Arvilla VANATOR MENZIE, he was married April 9, 1921, at Warsaw to Goldie MASON, who survives. He retired from the Nickel Plate railroad after 48 years' service and was a member of the Railway Telegraphers association.
Also surviving are three daughers, Mrs. Ernest (Leona) REED, Knox; Mrs. Walter (Ethel) COPLEN, Argos, and Mrs. Thomas (Mary) THRASHER, Warsaw; two sons, Kenneth [MENZIE], Mentone, and Russell [MENZIE], Winona Lake; eleven grandchldren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Vinnie COTTRELL, Warsaw, and Mrs. Lura HAMMEL, Rochester.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home, where last tites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Charles SITES will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery in Warsaw.

Ora M. Tharp
Ora M. THARP, 81, Fulton, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of seven months.
A lifetime resident of the community, he was born Feb. 1, 1884, in Fulton county to Benjamin and Hanna EAGLETON THARP. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are a brother, William THARP, Lafayette; two nephews, Albert and Robert THARP, both of Rochester. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. James R. RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home.

Grace E. McIntire
Mrs. Grace E. McINTIRE, 65, R.R. 3, Argos, died Sunday at 3:15 p.m. in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an illness of three months.
Born March 15, 1900, in Elkhart county, she was the daughter of Charles and Flora CRONE BUSS and had moved to the Argos community six years ago from Bourbon. She was married April 15, 1922, at North Liberty to Floyd McINTIRE, who survives.
She was a member of the Santa Anna Methodist church and the WSCS.
Surviving, besides the husband, are six daughters, Mrs. Danny (Flossie) KEPPLER, South Bend; Mrs. Wayne (Mildred) TOM, Osceola; Mrs. Gordon (Esther) ECKER, LaPaz; Mrs. Wayne (Patsy) KREFT, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Nelson (Janice) WYNN, Culver, and Miss Sharon McINTIRE, at home; five sons, Eugene [McINTIRE], Bremen; Devon [McINTIRE], Fort Wayne; Warren, Eldon and Darrell [McINTIRE], all of Tippecanoe; twenty-six grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Russell NARAGON, Walkerton; Mrs. Floyd GARNER, Plymouth; Mrs. George DAVENPORT, Plymouth; Mrs. Rolland DAVENPORT, Plymouth; one brother, Delbert BUSS, Walkerton.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Santa Anna Methodist church with the Revs. Robert BENTON and Leon STARK officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and at the church an hour before the service.

Tuesday, April 13, 1965

Emma Yocum
Mrs. Emma YOCUM of Mentone died Sunday evening at the Alfran nursing home in Warsaw. She was 101 years of age.
Born Dec. 1, 1863, in Laoto, Ind., she was the daughter of William and Elizabeth GRUBE and was married Aug. 30, 1887, to Dr. Melvin YOCUM, who preceded in death.
Mrs. Yocum was a member of the Eastern Star, serving as its worthy matron in 1911, and was honored recently with a 50-year membership pin. She was a member of the Mentone Methodist church and its WSCS. The Yocums provided furnishings for the remodeled church's Boy Scout room.
Mrs. Yocum attended Fort Wayne Literary college, Cincinnati art school and Valparaiso college. She taught school at Butler Center, Five Points, Sugar Grove and Laotto in northwestern Indiana.
Surviving are several nieces, including Mrs. Sherman BABER, Mrs. Worth FAIR, Mrs. Ech CUSTER and Mrs. Roy BAKER, all of Auburn, and Mrs. Ira HUFFMAN, Wooster, O.
Last rites are indefinite pending the notification of relatives, delayed because of tornado damage to communications. The King-Reed funeral home at Mentone is in charge.

Pearl Brickel
Mrs. Pearl BRICKEL, 83, 1022 Main street, died this morning at 4:34 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient two weeks. Death came after in aillness of five years.
Born Oct. 26, 1881, in Muncie, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey McNESS and had lived in this area 50 years, moving from Farmland near Muncie.
She was married June 15, 1920, in Rochester, to Harry E. BRICKEL, who survives. Mrs. Brickel was a member of the Anderson Church of God.
Also surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. Harold (Mary) KELLER, Anderson; two foster grandsons; one foster granddaghter; one sister, Atlanta, Ga., and two brothers, both of Anderson.
Rites will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Maplewood cemetery at Anderson, where graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Paul A. Perkins
Last rites for Paul A. PERKINS, 60, R.R. 1, Mentone, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Mishawaka Fairview cemetery. Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight at the funeral home.
Mr. Perkins, a Newcastle township resident, died Sunday night of a heart attack enroute to St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka. The attack was brought on when his car was struck by tornado winds on Ind. 331 south of Wyatt in St. Joseph county.
His wife, who was in the car also, was injured and was taken to the hospital. She is expected to be released in the next few days.
Born Feb. 14, 1905 in Bourbon, Mr. Perkins had lived in Newcastle township since moving there from South Bend. He was a farmer and a laborer and was a member of the Talma Bible church. He was married in 1956 to Lois BUSENBURG, who survives.
Also surviving are the mother, Mrs. Charles PERKINS, Battle Creek, Mich.; a son, Von [PERKINS], South Bend; two brothers, Richard [PERKINS], Mishawaka, and Charles [PERKINS], Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie GORDON, Battle Creek; Mrs. Bea HAND, Fort Wayne and Jane [PERKINS] and four grandchildren.

Wednesday, April 14, 1965

George Green
George GREEN, formerly a teacher at Akron and Beaver Dam, died in the recent tornado while driving near Kokomo Sunday.
Green was a science teacher at Tipton high school. Word of the death was received by Scott SAVAGE, 1229 Lakeshore drive, Tuesday night at the Rochester Rotary club meeting. Mr. Green had been a frequent guest in the Savage home. His body was sent to Tennessee for burial.

Nellie M. Blackburn
Mrs. Nellie May BLACKBURN, 91, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died at 1:50 a.m. today at her home northeast of Mentone following a serious illness of three weeks. She had lived in the Mentone area since moving there from near Muncie in 1907.
Born March 12, 1874 in Fairview, Ind., she was the daughter of Benjamin and Orilla MORRIS. She was married Feb. 20, 1891 to George A. BLACKBURN, who died in 1964. She was a member of the Redkey Methodist church.
Surviving are five sons, Charles, Carl and Lester [BLACKBURN], all R.R. 5, Warsaw; William [BLACKBURN], Mentone, and George [BLACKBURN], LaPorte; five daughters, Mrs. Jacob (Mabel) BAKER and Mrs. Kenneth (Beulah) TIMMONS, both of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Eugene (Ethel) SHAFER, Greenfield; Mrs. Wilbur (Mary) RENSBERGER, R.R. 2, Milford, and Miss Isabelle BLACKBURN, R.R. 5, Warsaw a brother, Ed MORRIS, Dunkirk; twenty-three grandchildren; forty-seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Fred PFLUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 15, 1965

Gladys E. Sroufe
Mrs. Gladys Ethel SROUFE, 75, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes hospital in Peru after an illness of two months.
Born in Fulton county Dec. 31, 1889, she was the daughter of Frank and Catherine MILLER BEMENDERFER. Her first marriage was to Hubert McGINNIS, who died in 1918. On Sept. 25, 1932 she was married in Fulton county to Scott SROUFE, who survives. She was a member of the Macy Christian church and the Harmony club.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Glen McGINNIS, Tucson, Ariz.; three step-children, Russell [SROUFE], R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Catherine DUEY, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mrs. Martha GALLIPO, R.R. 1, Macy; nine grandchildre; seventeen great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Estel BEMENDERFER, Rochester, and Walter BEMENDERFER, Tucson. A daughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be at the Macy Christian church at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Arthur MAIN officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain country chapel, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16, after 2 p.m. Friday and at the church for one hour before services.

Barbara J. Burkholder
Last rites will be conducted Friday for the daughter of a Rochester couple who was killed in the Palm Sunday tornadoes that swept across Indiana.
Dead is Mrs. Barbara J. BURKHOLDER, 29, R.R. 1, Elkhart. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Auldo CREVISTON, R.R. 1, Rochester.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. in the Westbrook-Metz funeral home in Elkhart with burial in Prairie street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born July 17, 1935, in Warsaw, she was married Oct. 29, 1954, in that city to Jacob BURKHOLDER, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Carol Lee and Susan Marie [BURKHOLDER]; two brothers, Darrell and Stephen CREVISTON, both of Rochester; five sisters, Miss Ruth CREVISTON, Rochester; Mrs. Terry SLISHER and Mrs. Kenneth TURNIPSEED, both of Macy; Mrs. Lloyd MAUK, Etna Green, and Mrs. John SMITH, Goshen.

Friday, April 16, 1965

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Saturday, April 17, 1965

Lela Bradway
Mrs. Lela Pearl BRADWAY, 77, 200 Pontiac street, died at 5:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. She had been in failing health two years.
Born to Thomas and Florence HOFFMAN SAUSAMAN Feb. 15, 1888 in Miami county, she lived most of her life in the Akron community, with the exception of the last 15 years in Rochester.
Her marriage was to Clifford BRADWAY on Nov. 8, 1913. He survives. She was a member of the Akron Brethren church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Florence) LOWE, Modesto, Cal.; a son, Charles D. BRADWAY, Logansport; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ethel HIRE, Rochester, and numerous nieces and nephews. A sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Monday.

Monday, April 19, 1965

Mary V. Johnson
Mrs. Mary V. JOHNSON, a resident of Nyona Lake for 15 years, died at 7:45 p.m. Saturday in Robert Long Hospital at Indianapolis after a six-month illness.
Born Oct. 9, 1891 in Huntington, she was the daughter of Hiram and Annabelle FRANCE COMER. She was married in 1912 to Jesse JOHNSON, who died in 1958.
Surviving are a brother, Charles COMER, Mansfield, Mo., and nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru with the Rev. Paul STEELE officiating.
Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wayne Flagg
Wayne FLAGG, 55, Culver, a Plymouth tavern owner, was killed Saturday when his car swerved out of control trying to avoid another car and overturned on Ind. 17, near Culver.
George M. Ehlinger
George M. EHLINGER, 66, brother of Mrs. Russell CLINTON of Rochester, died at his home in Winona Lake at 8:30 p.m. Saturday after suffering a stroke Thursday
He was born March 3, 1899 to Joseph M. and Clara RICHARDSON EHLINGER. He was marid to Thelma BLODGETT, who survives.
Also surviving are five step-children; several grandchildren; another sister, Mrs. C. M. WILLARD, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Lee [EHLINGER], Macy; several nieces and nephews; an aunt, Mrs. Cora YOCUM, and an uncle, Omar RICHARDSON, both of Rochester.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Landis-Chamdis funeral home at Warsaw with the Rev. REED of the Free Methodist church officiating.

Jessie M. Boggess
Jessie Marie [BOGGESS], 75, R.R. 1, Roochester, died at 9:30 p.m., Saturday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks. She had been in failing health for four years.
A resident of Rochester 37, years, she previously resided in the Akron and Warsaw communities. She was born Sept. 4, 1889 in Claypool to Daniel and Nettie KAMP RHODES. She was married in Pontiac, Mich., Aug. 15, 1959. She attended the First Christian church here.
Surviving are the husband; two granddaughters and a grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Cynthia FRITZ, Rochester, and Mrs. Nellie BAHNEY, Akron; three brothers, Ralph RHODES, Roann; Charles DILSAVER, Peru, and Ted DILSAVER, Tucson, Ariz., and nmerous nieces and nephews. A daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Frances Deppe
Last rites were conducted today at 10 a.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Frances DEPPE, 78, who died Saturday at 2:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiated and burial was in the Fulton cemetery.
Mrs. Deppe was a native of Germany, being born Feb. 28, 1887. She left her native land in 1923 and lived in Chicago, moving to Fulton in 1947 and recently to Rochester. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church here.
Her marriage was Feb. 11, 1921, in Germany, to Otto DEPPE, who died in 1961.
There are no immediate survivors.

John Charles Pontius
John Charles PONTIUS, 20, grandson of Mrs. Rollin PONTIUS, 428 West Fourth street, died Saturday from injuries sustained in a one-car accident near Chicago.
A junior at Purdue university's school of forestry, the Pontius youth was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald PONTIUS, Battle Creek, Mich.
Besides the parents, he is survived by a brother, James [PONTIUS], Indianapolis, and two sisters, Terry and Christine [PONTIUS], both at home.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Flanner and Buchanan mortuary in Indianapolis.

Tuesday, April 20, 1965

Wayne W. Flagg
Last rites were conducted today for Wayne W. FLAGG, 55, Culver, who was injured fatally Saturday when the car he was driving hit a tree on U.S. 6 seven miles east of Nappanee. Burial was in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Mr. Flagg was a brother of Mrs. Roscoe OVERMYER of Rochester.

William Kotterman
William KOTTERMAN, 89, Macy, died at 11:30 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home, where he was a patient since Aug. 19, 1964. He had been in failing health nine months.
Born Dec. 8, 1875 in Mexico, Ind., he was the son of Henry and Sarah YANTZ KOTTERMAN. He had resided most of his life in Miami county. He retired from farming near Deedsville in 1940 and moved to Macy. He was married March 27, 1909 in Miami county to Christena FISHLEY. He was a member of the Mexico Baptist church.
Surviving are the wife; three sons, Harry L. [KOTTERMAN], Macy; George W. [KOTTERMAN], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Clarence [KOTTERMAN], R.R. 5, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Dolly ELLIOTT, Cincinnati, O.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A brother, Harry [KOTTERMAN], preceded in death
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 21, 1965

Claude A. Warner
Claude A. WARNER, 78, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Skokie Valley Community hospital, Skokie, Ill., after being admitted Tuesday following a heart attack.
Mr. Warner was visiting his son, Dale V. WARNER of Evanston, Ill., followng the burial April 12 of Claude Warner's wife.
Born in Argos April 5, 1887, Mr. Warner moved to Culver from Argos 15 years ago. He was retired from the telephone business at Monon. He was married Nov. 25, 1908 in Plymouth to Floy SILVER, who died last April 9. He was the son of Oliver J. and Harriett TAYLOR WARNER and was a member of th Culver Methodist church.
Surviving with the son are two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lucy FINK, a resident of the Methodist home at Warren, and several nephews. Two brothers, Vern and Glenn [WARNER], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Vernon LALLEMENT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.

Thursday, April 22, 1965

Wayne W. Flagg
Wayne W. FLAGG, 55, Culver, who was buried Tuesday, was injured fatally north of Culver when a car pulled in front of him from a driveway and he was unable to drive into the other lane because a car was approaching. Flagg's car went off the road. It was reported earlier that Flagg was killed when his car hit a tree on U.S. 6. Mr. Flagg was a brother of Mrs. Roscoe OVERMYER of Rochester.

Friday, April 23, 1965

Omer Lewis
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zion Gospel chapel for Omer LEWIS, 84, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Miller nursing home here after a long illness.
The Rev. Gerald BROWNING will officiate and burial will be in the Moon cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and at the Zion Chapel an hour before rites.
Born in Fulton county Nov. 29, 1880, Mr. Lewis was the son of Phillip and Lucinda SALES LEWIS. A member of the Gleaners lodge, he was married Dec. 25, 1905, to Edna Mae SCHALL, who preceded in death.
Surviving are a son, E. C. LEWIS, Culver; five daughters, Mrs. Florence ROHLFING, Mrs. Retha SUNDAY, Mrs. Irene SNYDER and Mrs. Marie MILLER, all of Logansport, and Mrs. Hazel ANDERSON, South Bend; sixteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; six brothers, Roy and Walter [LEWIS], both of Terrill, Ia.; Ray [LEWIS], Mantea, N.C.; Clark [LEWIS], Twelve Mile; Edward [LEWIS], Monterey and Claude [LEWIS], Hammond, and a sister, Mrs. Wesley FEECE, Winamac. A daughter preceded in death.

Saturday, April 24, 1965

Frances O. Swick
Mrs. Frances Ottie SWICK, 86, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 12:17 p.m. Friday at the Miller Merry Manor in Warsaw after an illness of six months.
Born Jan. 15, 1879, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of William and Mariah PENTICOST NELSON. A lifetime resident of the Mentone community, she was married Oct. 2, 1898, to David Frederick SWICK, who survives.
She was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ and Mentone home ec club.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Adrian (Julia) LITTLE, Sebring, Fla.; Mrs. Vance (Isabelle) JOHNS, Riverside, Cal.; Mrs. Earl (Winifred) SMALLEY, Elkhart; Mrs. Hale (Pauline) HERD, Logansport; Mrs. Doyle (Margaret) EARWOOD, Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Cora FARRY JOHNSON, Dallas; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone, where funeral rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ermil NORMAN officiating. Burial will be in Mentone cemetery.

Monday, April 26, 1965

Cora B. Warner
Mrs. Cora B. WARNER, 93, Rochester, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of several months.
Born April 16, 1872 in Leiters Ford, she was the former Cora BIDDINGER. She had lived in the Rochester community 15 years and previously resided in Akron, Athens and Argos. Her first marriage was to Louis SHOPPE, who preceded in death. On Nov. 6, 1943 she was married to Oliver P. WARNER, who died Sept. 14, 1951. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are a step-son, Dewey WARNER, Argos, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where rites are pending.

Irvin L. Myers
Irvin L. MYERS, 73, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial hospital in Logansport after being in failing health for some time.
He was born June 6, 1891 in Fulton county to William and Lucy Ann MYERS. His marriage was to Carrie M. OLSON, who preceded in death. Mr. Myers was a retired farmer.
He is survived by a son, Ray F. MYERS, R.R. 4, Rochester; a grandchild, and a brother, Lowell MYERS, Kewanna.
Final rites were this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewana. Burial was in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Waldo W. Bailey
Waldo W. BAILEY, 54, former resident of Rochester, died Sunday at he Wells County hospital in Bluffton of injuries received Saturday in a two-car crash a mile south of that city.
Mr. Bailey, brother-in-law of A. L. GOODRICH of Rochester, resided in this city in the late 1940s while employed here as a soil conservation engineer. The family resided at 1215 Pontiac street, a house he still owned at the time of his death.
The car Mr. Bailey was driving skidded Saturday on wet pavement and was struck broadside by a truck driven by Max GARRETT, 34, R.R. 1, Bluffton. Garrett was not hurt.
Wells County Sheriff Alva SMITH said the cars collided on a narrow bridge and that Garrett was unable to avoid the crash.
Mr. Bailey resided at Kendallville, where he was an engineer for the U.S. Soil and Water Conservation Service. Surviving are the wife, Aggie [BAILEY], and two children, Susan [BAILEY], at home, and Steve [BAILEY], a junior at Ball State university.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Thoma funeral home at Bluffton, the city of Mr. Bailey's birth. Burial will be in Bluffton, also.

Mary Hoffman
Mrs. Mary HOFFMAN, 88, former two-term Rochester city clerk, died at 9 p.m. Saturday in the Pontious nursing home. She had lived at 1023 Madison street many years until suffering a stroke in 1963. Born June 21, 1876, in Rochester, she was the daugher of Horace C. and Lucy DUNLAP MACKEY. She was married March 27, 1902, in Rochester to Harley Clayton HOFFMAN, who died May 6, 1911.
Mrs. Hofman had worked in the domestic department of M. Wile and Son department store. She was a member of the Rochester United Presbyterian church, the Presbyteri-anns of the church and of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are a son, Robert W. HOFFMAN, Laramie, Wyo.; a sister, Mrs. Charlotta PALMER, Leiters Ford; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces; a nephew, and a sister-in-law, Clara HOFFMAN, Bell, Cal. A daughter, Ruth Elizabeth WILLEE, died in 1954. Three brothers, Dr. C. G. MACKEY of Logansport, and Merritt and Oren MACKEY, also preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Hugh STEWART officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Viola Spurlock
Mrs. Viola SPURLOCK, 79, 120 East Fourth street, died at 6 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for one week. She had been in failing health for three years.
Born Jan. 22, 1886, in Fulton county, she was a lifetime resident of this county. She was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah CALENTINE HARTMAN. She was married Sept. 6, 1903 in Rochester to Mallie SPURLOCK, who survives. She was a member of the former Burton E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Ina) TIRRELL, South Bend, and Mrs. Howard (Nina) McGOWN, Argos, who are twins, and Mrs. Lowell (Gladys) HARMON, Peru; three sons, Ira [SPURLOCK], Athens; Arnold [SPURLOCK], Monticello, and Harold [SPURLOCK], Leesburg; fifteen grandchildre; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Alice MONTGOMERY, Alhambra, Cal., and Mrs. Mabel BEATTIE, DeLand, Fla., and two brothers, Charles HARTMAN, Shirley, Ind., and Walter HARTMAN, Missouri. Two daughters died in infancy and a sister and a brother also preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

William H. Morrical
William Henry MORRICAL, 78, was found dead in bed at 9 a.m. Sunday at the home of Marion CORMICAN of Tippecanoe, with whom Mr. Morrical had lived the last 23 years.
Mr. Morrical had been under a doctor's care for the last three months because of a heart condition. A lifetime resident of Tippecanoe, he was born Aug. 21, 1886 to William and Sepreta PLUMMER MORRICAL. He never married. He was a retired Nickel Plate railroad employee.
Mr. Morrical was the last survivor of his family. Several cousins survive. Five brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. J. L. LONGNECKER officiating. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, April 27, 1965

Cora B. Warner
Final rites have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Cora B. WARNER, 93, Rochester, who died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Survivors are two step-sons, Dewey WARNER of Argos ad Homer KOFFEL of Rochester; four grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Marion I. Pancake
Marion I. PANCAKE, 87, died Sunday at his home in Melbourne, Fla., after an extended illness. His wife is the former Effie L. THOMAS of Rochester.
Mr. Pancake had retired after 30 years as test board man for the American Telephone and Telegraph company in South Bend. He was a member of Hoosier chapter No. 16 of Telephone Pioneers in Indianapolis and of the Retired Telephone Pioneers of West Palm Beach, Fla.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Ivan CRULL, Melbourne, Fla., and Mrs. Rudolph MARTENS, Mishawaka; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Friday.

Wednesday, April 28, 1965

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Thursday, April 29, 1965

Mary E. Thompson
Mrs. Mary Estelle THOMPSON, 85, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted earlier in the day. She had been in failing health for 10 years.
Born Dec. 1, 1881 in Fulton county, she had resided in the county all her life. She was the daughter of Peter King and Estella SWINEHART MUTCHLER. She was married May 17, 1899 in Rochester to George A. "Polly" THOMPSON, Sr., who died Sept. 15, 1944. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church here.
Surviving are three sons, George, Jr., Clifford and Charles [THOMPSON], all of Rochester; two brothers, Ira MUTCHLER and Clyde MUTCHLER, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel BRILES, Grand Rapids; Mrs. Ruth EXO, Dayton, O., and Mrs. Clara REESE, Rochester. Two sons, Dallas and Arthur [THOMPSON], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, April 30, 1965

Edward R. Scott, Jr.
Edward Raymond SCOTT, Jr., 51, died Thursday at 2 p.m in his home at Lake Manitou after an illness of six years. He had been seriously sick for several weeks.
Born April 7, 1914, at Jackson, Mich., he was the son of Edward R. and Lena REISCH SCOTT. He moved to this city 4 1/2 years ago from Jackson.
His marriage was July 13, 1956, at Auburn to Virginia BOLTON, who survives. Mr. Scott was a precision tool and die maker and formerly owned the Scott Machine Tool and Die company in Jackson.
Also surviving are two sons by a previous marriage, David Lee and Edward R. SCOTT, III, both of Jackson, Mich.; a step-son, Robert S. JACKSON, Rochester; his father, Rome City; a sister, Mrs. Clyde (Delores) WALKER, Kendallville, and seven grandchildren.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Dilgard and Cline funeral home in Auburn, where last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ronald HOWE of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery in Auburn. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was in charge of local arrangements.

Nellie R. Deardorff
Mrs. Nellie Ruth DEARDORFF, 68, died at her home in Athens at 6:45 p.m. Thursday after being in failing health for 15 years. She was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.
Born in Fulton county June 25, 1896, she was the daugher of George and Minnie STIEGLITZ CLAYTON. She was married Nov. 24, 1915 in Rochester to Floyd "Dan" DEARDORFF. She was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church and the Rochester Eastern Star.
Surviving are the husband; three sons, James [DEARDORFF], South Bend; George [DEARDORFF], Urbana, Ill., and Robert [DEARDORFF], Marion; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Marie) SISSON, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good fueral home with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Eastern Star services will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family asks that remembrances other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the heart fund. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 1, 1965

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Monday, May 3, 1965

Jean B. Brooks
Last rites were held this afternoon at the Kewanna Methodist church for Mrs. Jean Belle BROOKS, 53, Rochester, who died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at her home.
The Rev. John COLE officiated at the service and burial was in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Bruce Lake.
Born Jan. 24, 1912, in Wisconsin, Mrs. Brooks was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles MICHARD. She was married Sept. 18, 1930, to Marion S. BROOKS, who preceded in death.
She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth SMITH, Kewanna; two sons, Albert [BROOKS], Dallas, Texas, and John [BROOKS], Kewanna; five grandchildren, five sisters ad four brothers.

Eyda M. Hizer
Last rites were held Sunday afternoon in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church for Mrs. Eyda Marie HIZER, 76, Grass Creek, who died Thursday at Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. John REDDIX officiated and burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Born Dec. 8, 1888, in Kansas, she was the daughter of the Rev. Simon and Ida REINKE KOESTER. Mrs. Hizer was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Florence KOEBCKE, Lucerne, and Mrs. Violet ARCHER, South Bend; three sons, Ronald and Donald [HIZER], both of Grass Creek, and Earl [HIZER], Logansport; one brother, Walter KOESTER, South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Emma HERROLD, South Bend; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were to brothers, one sister and two grandchildren.

Rollie Case
Rollie CASE, 93, died Saturday at 11 p.m. in the Rochester nursing home after two years' illness. He previously resided at Macy.
Born Sept. 21, 1871, near Gilead, Mr. Case was the son of Onis and Rhoda DUKES CASE and had spent his life in the Gilead and Macy areas.
He was married in 1938 to Nellie CALLAWAY, who survives.
Mr. Case was owner of the Macy hardware store, which formerly was owned by his father. He was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Also surviving are two nieces, Ruth ROBBINS, Macy, and Jean LEONARD, South Bend; a nephew, Onis LEONARD, Michigan City.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Revs. Robert ELLISON and Arthur MAIN officiating. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the heart fund.

A. Lloyd Summe
A. Lloyd SUMME, 66, local real estate and insurance agent, died Sunday at 4:20 a.m. in his home on the east shore of Lake Manitou after an extended illness.
Born April 23, 1899, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Leonard and Effie TUCKER SUMME and had spent his life in the Beaver Dam, Akron and Rochester communities.
He was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge and Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne and attended the Athens E.U.B. church. His marriage was Dec. 2, 1920, to Zelma MEREDITH, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (LaDonna) RADER, Akron, and Mrs. Wanda HUDSON, Michigan City; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were a brother and two sisters.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Revs. Wayne JOHNSON and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to cancer funds.

Tuesday, May 4, 1965

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Wednesday, May 5, 1965

Charles W. Hoffman
Charles Wayne HOFFMAN, 52, Mishawaka, a native of Akron, died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in South Bend. He had been in failing health for the past five months.
Born Dec. 18, 1911 in Akron, he was the son of Charles I. and Jessie EMBREE HOFFMAN. His marriage was in June, 1941, to Ellen KUCHTA, who survives.
Mr. Hoffman was the assistant vice presidet of the commercial loan department at the First Bank and Trust company of South Bend at the time of his death. He had been with the bank for 17 years.
Prior to entering the Army in 1943, Mr. Hoffman had been employed by the Akron Postal department and the Social Security and Veterans administration.
Surviving with the wife is Mr. Hoffman's mother, also of Mishawaka.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Forest CARLSON of Akron and Burton BENNETT of South Bend officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 6, 1965

Harry O. Oden
Harry O. ODEN, 75, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 1 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after being in failing health for two years.
Born April 12, 1890, at Bunker Hill, he was the son of W. O. ad Adda HEDRICK ODEN. He lived around Rochester for 25 years after moving here from Indianapolis. He was a retired telephone employee. He lived on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
He is survived b a sister, Miss [Gladys], ODEN, Rochester.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen D. BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Springdale cemetery at Bunker Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, May 7, 1965

James D. Himes
James D. HIMES, 83, Leesburg, died Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in the Alfran nursing home at Warsaw. He had been ill since April 17.
A lifetime resident of Kosciusko county, Mr. Himes was born in Prairie township of that county May 10, 1881, the son of George and Loretta WEBSTER HIMES. He was married Nov. 27, 1902, to Maude Mae CLARK, who died in 1947.
Before his retirement, he was employed at the Leesburg feed mill and was a member of the Brethren church at Clunette.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Marie) WOODWORTH, Warsaw, and Mrs. Bemis (June) STOOKEY, Leesburg; one son, Fred HIMES, Rochester; one grandson; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie GLANT and Mrs. Jennie GLANT, both of Leesburg, and Mrs. Addie WHITELEATHER, Warsaw. A daughter, Donnabelle [HIMES], died in 1945.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw with the Rev. Clark MYERS officiating. Burial will be in the Leesburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Glen A. Berry
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Glen A. BERRY, 74, 322 Ohio street, who died at his home Thursday at 1:40 p.m. of a heart attack. He had been in failing health three years. The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate at the service and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Fulton county Aug. 7, 1890, Mr. Berry was the son of Benjamin and Jennie JONES BERRY. He was married June 14, 1951, to Carrie EDMONSON JACKSON who survives.
A former employee of the Armour creamery here, he retired from that work six years ago. He was a member of the First Christian church, serving as a deacon many years.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons by a previous marriage, Benile BERRY and Gerald BERRY, both of Fulton; a stepson, Lawrence JACKSON, Hammond; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Saturday, May 8, 1965

Jessie May Myers
Mrs. Jessie May MYERS, 72, Rural Route, Kewanna, died at 6:20 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial hospital. She had been seriously ill three weeks.
Born May 1, 1893 to Frank and Anna HARRIS SMITH, she was married to Lowell R. MYERS Dec. 22, 1915. She was a member of the Reformed church.
Surviving are the husband; a sister, Ruth M. SMITH HOGAN, Rural route, Kewanna; a brother, George SMITH, Rural Route, Kewanna; three nieces and a nephew.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Monday.

Monday, May 10, 1965

Iva Mary Longenbaugh
Iva Mary LONGENBAUGH, 69, Warsaw, died at 4:50 a.m. today at Mercy Medical center in Warsaw. She had been in failing health since 1957.
She was born in Warrensberg, Ill., April 19, 1896. Her marriage was to the Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH on Dec. 25, 1915. He survives.
She was a member of the Walnut Creek E.U.B. church. Her husband and she moved from Athens to Rochester in 1928, where they stayed until 1932.
She is survived by four son, a daughter, brother, step-sister and twelve grandchildren.
Final rites will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Warsaw E.U.B. church with Dr. B. H. CAIN and the Reverends John CHAMBERS and Robert WYMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery in Warsaw. Friends may call at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw after 2 p.m. Tuesday and after 11 a.m. Wedesday at the [funeral home].

Tuesday, May 11, 1965

Jerri Lynn Jefferies
Jerri Lynn JEFFERIES, eight-year-old daughter of Harold and Jacqueline HINKLE JEFFERIES, Tippecanoe, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday in her home. She had been ill two years.
Born March 11, 1957 in South Bend, she was in the Cradle Roll department of the Tippecanoe Christian church.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Jody Lynn [JEFFERIES], 4; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe HINKLE, R.R. 5, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph JEFFERIES, Tippecanoe; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Florence SAMPSON, Carmel, and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. SHAFFER, Crestwood, Ill., and Mrs. Osa SWIHART, Tippecanoe.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Tippecanoe Christian church with the Revs. John D. TALLEY and Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Arthur D. Showley
Arthur D. SHOWLEY, 81, who lived five miles east of Kewanna, died this morning at Woodlawn hospital. He was admitted a few days ago.
Born July 26, 1883 in Fulton county, he was the son of Jacob and Alida CROWER SHOWLEY. He was a farmer. He was a member of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church. He was married to Bertha KERSEY, who preceded in death.
Surviving are three sons, Dale C. [SHOWLEY], Fling, Mich.; Ralph E. [SHOWLEY], and [Harlin] L. [SHOWLEY], both of Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Letha LAYMON, Walton, and Mrs. Elnora SHURTE, Chicago; fifteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church, with the Rev. Clyde WALTERS officiating and Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Del Wagoner
Del WAGONER, 69, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, where he was admitted Thursday. He had been ill since last March. He was a farmer.
Born March 10, 1896 near Rochester, he had lived at his last residence one-half mile east of Talma 45 years and was a lifetime resident of Fulton county. His parents were John and Matilda HOFFMAN WAGONER. He was married Dec. 24, 1915 in Rochester to Elva E. SNYDER.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Harold D. (Dorothy) MILLER, Akron, and Mrs. Leo (Florence) FLORY, South Bend; a brother, Charles C. WAGONER, Rochester; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Howard TYNER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, May 12, 1965

Ories H. Wiles
Ories Harvey WILES, 69, R.R. 3, Peru, father of Charles WILES of Rochester, died at noon Tuesday in his home after an illness of eight years. He had lived most of his life near Peru.
Surviving with the son are the wife, the former Lula POYSER, another son, two daughters, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two brothers and a sister. Two daughters, a brother and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru with the Rev. Hugh STEWART of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Charles A. Blakney
Charles A. BLAKNEY, 74, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 1 a.m. today at Plymouth Parkview hospital, where he was admitted Tuesday morning. He had been in failing health two years.
Mr. Blakney retired after operating a grocery in South Bend for 15 years. He moved to Argos from South Bend 20 years ago.
Born March 26, 1891 in Wabash county, he was the son of Levi and Rose WOLFINGTON BLAKNEY. He was married Dec. 5, 1914 in Mount Carmel, Ind., to Irene YATES, who survives. He attended the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Miss Willa BLAKNEY, Park Forest, Ill., and Mrs. Albert (Roberta) THOMPSON, Grand Blanc, Mich., and two granddaughters. A daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Charles SITES officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens cemetery at South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Mrs. Joseph Kendall
Mrs. Joseph KENDALL, formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday morning at Dukes hospital in Peru.
Surviving are the husband, [Joseph KENDALL]; two sons, Leo [KENDALL], Rochester, and Harrison [KENDALL], Kokomo; two grandchildre; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Alva HOFFMAN, Kokomo.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Laird funeral home in Amboy.

Thursday, May 13, 1965

[no obits]

Friday, May 14, 1965

William F. Daugherty
William Franklin "Sampy" DAUGHERTY, 84, 500 East Fourth street, died at 6 a.m. today in St. Joseph's hospital at Fort Wayne. He had been in failing health for two years.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, he was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. DAUGHERTY June 6, 1880 in Fulton county. He was married to Joanna NESS, who died in 1956. Mr. Daugherty at one time was employed by the Rochester street department.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Otha (Margaret) CARLOCK, Hartford, Mich.; Mrs. Raymond (Martha) HUGHES, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. James (Myrtle) CLARK, Rochester; two sons, Hubert [DAUGHERTY], Fort Wayne, and Harry [DAUGHERTY], Epharta, Pa.; two step-children, Mrs. George (Gertrude) ENGBERS, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Charles SHRIVER, Detroit, Mich.; twenty-one grandchildren, and thirty-two great-grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home and burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, May 15, 1965

[no obits]

Monday, May 17, 1965

Heber C. Herkless, Sr.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Butcher funeral home at Knightstown for Heber C. HERKLESS, Sr., 74, Knightstown, who died Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Henry County hospital at New Castle.
He was the father of H. C. HERKLESS, Rochester.
The elder Herkless had been a hospital patient eight days and was seriously ill for 12 days.
Burial will be in the Glen Cove cemetery at Knightstown. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Herkkess had retired in January as superintendent of the Knightstown Water and Light company. He was a member of the Knightstown Presbyterian church and of the Masonic lodge and York Rite of that city.
Surviving are the wife, Helen [HERKLESS]; two sons, Heber C., Jr., Rochester, and David R. [HERKLESS], Rochester, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Lee SHIELDS, Knightstown; one sister, Mrs. E. B. CALL, California; two brothers, Earl [HERKLESS], Carthage, and Ora [HERKLESS], Chattanooga, Tenn.; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Barbara Marquart
Mrs. Thomas (Barbara) MARQUART, 36, 1150 Hill street, died at 3:10 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she was admitted 20 minutes earlier. She had been seriously ill three months.
A Rochester resident three years, she moved here from South Bend. She was born June 6, 1928 in Michigan City to Alex and Anna POWLAK OSHINSKI, who reside in Michigan City. She was married Jan. 17, 1947 in South Bend to Thomas MARQUART, who survives.
She was a member of the Rochester First Presbyterian church and the Welcome Wagon Newcomers club.
Surviving with the husband and parents are a daughter, Sharon [MARQUART], 14; two sons, James, 12, and John [MARQUART], 17, all at home, and a sister, Mrs. Ernest (Virginia) CARTER, San Antonio, Texas. Two brothers, Kenneth and Justin [OSHINSKI], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Hugh STEWART officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Harold Van Doren
Harold D. Van DOREN, 66, R.R. 2, Akron, died Sunday at 1:45 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital of a heart attack. He had been in ill health several months.
Born Feb. 19, 1899, in Fulton county, he was the son of James and Laura KESSLER Van DOREN and had spent his life in this area. He was married in November 1926, to Mary LEECH, who survives.
A farmer, Mr. Van Doren was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God. A veteran of World War I, he served at the French front in the Alsace and Verdun sectors and took part in the Argonne and St. Mihiel offensives.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, Bill [Van DOREN], Warsaw, and Byron [Van DOREN], R.R. 1, Akron; one daughter, Mrs. Dick (Iva) NELSON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; two grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Mack (Agnes) HAIMBAUGH, Mentone. Preceding in death were one brother and three sisters.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Tom Haupert funeral home with the Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Carl OVERHOLSER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 18, 1965

T. W. Brown
T. W. BROWN, 59, owner and operator of the Super Chief auto service station at 803 East Ninth street, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 5 p.m. Monday while working in the driveway of the station.
Death was unexpected, for Mr. Brown had no previous history of heart ailment.
Owner of the Brown Oil company, he resided at 401 West Ninth street and had lived in this city 20 years. He was born Sept. 17, 1905, in Arkansas, to George and Julia HARRIS BROWN. His marriage was to Georgia OVERFIELD, who survives.
Mr. Brown had been employed 25 years by Phillips Petroleum company at Monticello and Lafayette before moving to Rochester. He was a member of the Elks, Moose and Eagles lodges of Rochester.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. R. D. (Jackie) SUTTON of Cheshire, Conn.; one son, T. W. [BROWN], Jr., Phoenix, Ariz; one grandchild; one brother, Michael BROWN, and one sister, Mrs. Julia OSBORN, both of California.
Prayer service will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Hugh STEWART officiating. Graveside rites will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Riverside cemetery, Attica, with the Rev. Hugh STEWART in charge. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Nathan A. Julian
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson fneral home at Fulton for Nathan A. JULIAN, 84, retired farmer and carpenter, who died Monday at 2:20 p.m. in the Barkley nursing home at Butler, Ind.
The Rev. Paul GARNER will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born in Fulton county Sept. 18, 1880, Mr. Julia was the son of George and Rhoda REED JULIAN. He was married in 1900 to Ada WALTERS, who preceded in death in 1919.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul EASTERDAY, Fulton, and Mrs. Charles KETEL, Auburn; one son, Paul [JULIAN], Angola; one sister, Mrs. Vincent STEVENS, Marion; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. [sic]
Also preceding in death were four brothers, two sisters and a grandson.

Aaron Mohler
Aaron "Pop" MOHLER, 81, 508 West Third street, died Monday at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since April 24. Death came from a heart ailment of three months.
Mr. Mohler was a retired city mail carrier at Peru, where he served 33 years with the Post Office department. He moved to Rochester in August, 1957.
Born July 1, 1883, in Miami county, he was the son of Benjamin and Susannah ANGLEMEYER MOHLER. His first marriage was Dec. 11, 1904, at Denver to Minnie BERGER, who died in June, 1956. His second marriage was Aug. 21, 1957, at Rochester to Ora CASTLE, who survives.
He was a member of the First Christian church here.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, Earl MOHLER, Peru, and Carl MOHLER, Sarasota, Fla.; three step-daughters, Mrs. Paul (Betty) GORDON and Mrs. Clarence (Lola) ALEXANDER, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Russell (Emaline) CRABTREE, Albuquerque, N.M.; one stepson, Pete CASTLE, Mishawaka; one sister, Mrs. Mary BRYANT, Albion; six grandchildrn and sixteen great-grandchildren. Preceding is death were two sons, Donald and Fred [MOHLER].
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Christian church home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, May 19, 1965

Harmon A. Zahm
Harmon A. ZAHM, 65, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died at his home Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. of a self-inflicted gnshot wound to the head, according to the report of Dr. James COURSEY, Marshall county coroner.
Born Aug. 16, 1899, at Huntington, he was the son of Pius J. and Mary SCHEIBER ZAHM and had lived at his present residence 12 years. Previously, he lived at Argos and Plymouth.
He was married Feb. 1, 1921, to Margaret WEIDNER, who died Feb. 5, 1965. A retired farmer, he was a member of St. Michael's church in Plymouth.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Mildred) BERNERO, Argos; a son, Robert [ZAHM], R.R. 2, Bourbon; six grandchildren; one sister; Miss Florence ZAHM, and a brother, Paul ZAHM, Sr., both of Huntington.
Rites will be at St. Michael's church in Plymouth at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Father Casimir WOSKWINSKI in charge. Burial will be in New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. The rosary will be recited Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Candy Ann Taulbee
Candy Ann TAULBEE, one-day-old daughter of George and Linda WYMAN TAULBEE, Mishawaka, died Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Osteopathic hospital at South Bend. She was born May 17 at the hospital.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a sister, Dana [TAULBEE], 18 months old; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude WYMAN, Torrence, Cal.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George TAULBEE, Sr., South Bend; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Jacob BULES, Etna Green; paternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Lloyd SHOEMAKER, R.R. 1, Argos, and Marion TAULBEE, Jackson, Ky.
Prayer services will be at Harrison Center cemetery north of Mentone at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Grossman funeral home of Argos will be in charge of rites.

Thursday, May 20, 1965

L. V. Phillips
Indianapolis, (AP) - Lucius Virgil PHILLIPS, retired commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association and former Rochester high school principal, is dead at the age of 74.
Known throughout the state as L.V., he retired in 1962 after nearly 18 years as commissioner and 52 years a teacher, coach and principal. He was RHS principal from 1923-29.
Phillips died Wednesday night at Methodist hospital after an illness of several months.
On retiring as IHSAA commissioner, which he called "the most challenging job anyone could have," Phillips commented:
"No other living person knows the joys, the trials, the tribulations and the satisfaction of being commissioner. After all, I'm only the second ever."
He succeeded the late Arthur L. TRESTER and was succeeded by the present commissioner, Phil N. ESKEW.
Numerous recognitions for his contributions were awarded Phillips. He was named Sportsman of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce All-Sports Banquet in 1962. He was elected director of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame also that year.
One of his prized possessions was a gold lifetime pass to every high school athletic contest in the state. Last year he received the Hall of Fame's Silver Award and the Joe Boland Award from the Indiana sports writers and broadcasters.
Born on a Greene county farm six miles east of Newberry, Phillips was graduated from Bloomfield high school and Indiana university. He started his career as a $60-a-month principal at Scotland high school while still a 19-year-old student at I.U.
Phillips had decided after traveling 10 miles to Bloomfield that his community of Scotland needed an advanced school. With his father, a township trustee, it wasn't too difficult to sell the community on the idea.
Later he was principal at Midland, Newberry, Linton, Pittsboro, Rochester and for 15 1/2 years at Vincennes. He also taught one year in the Kokomo school system.
He coached basketball a year at Scotland and two years at Newberry.
Phillips had considered retiring from the IHSAA several years before 1962, but such matters as a 15-month Seymour court fight and the death of his assistant commissioner, Robert HINSHAW, changed his plans.
The legal battle concerning alleged illegal recruiting practices by Seymour high school in 1958, finally was settled by the Indiana Supreme Court in the IHSAA's favor.
Phillips called it "perhaps the most significant legal decision in the United States concerning high school athletics."
He devoted much of his energy in fighting juvenile delinquency. When asked to rule on an after-game scuffle, he would recall conduct at games years ago was much worse. "Why, when I started in this business, if a game didn't end in a big fight, it was hardly worth the effort of going," the commissione said.
Phillips was a past president of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, 33rd degree Mason and member of Irvington Methodist church.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Thelma H. PHILLIPS, and two brothers, Edward W. [PHILLIPS] of Kokomo, and Everett R. [PILLIPS] of Worthington.
Services are pending at Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek Mortuary where friends may call after 6 p.m. today.

Friday, May 21, 1965

Francis Zegafuse
Francis ZEGAFUSE, 83, 1205 Elm street, died Thursday at 7 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since April 25.
He had been in ill health three years, seriously sick since May 1.
Born Dec. 6, 1881, near Gilead, he was the son of Peter and Alice FITES ZEGAFUSE. He married Dec. 28, 1905, near Chili, to Nellie WARD, who survives.
Mr. Zegafuse retired from farming in 1953 and had lived in the Rochester community since 1917, moving from Miami county. He was a member of the Gilead Methodist church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harlin (Lois) SHOWLEY, Kewanna, and Mrs. Esther WHITTON, Fort Wayne; one son, Donald ZEGAFUSE, Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mary GILLILAND, Idaville. One daugher, Margaret [ZEGAFUSE], died May 12, 1926.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Clyde WALTERS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Samuel N. Winegardner
Samuel Nathan WINEGARDNER, 84, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital after a five-year illness. A retired farmer, he had lived on the Macy rural route seven years.
Born in Cass county May 2, 1881, he was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth HOGGINS WINEGARDNER. He was married July 21, 1902 in Logansport to Nettie E. GEHR, who died May 25, 1954. He moved to the Macy area from Denver. He was the last of a family of eight.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Amanda HARVEY and Mrs. Florence DePOY, both of Rochester; Mrs. Evelyn SWARTZEL, South Bend, and Mrs. Alice MALOTT and Mrs. Alma TIGLER, both of Denver; a son, Wilbur "Boots" WINEGARDNER, R.R. 2, Macy, with whom he lived; twenty-seven grandchildren; fifty-one great-grandchildren, and four great- greatgrandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the McCain country chapel at Ind. 16 and U.S. 31 with the Rev. D. T. DALE officiating. Burial will be in the Cline cemetery at Royal Center. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, May 22, 1965

Mabel I. Miller
Mrs. Mabel I. MILLER, 56, 1510 Audubon avenue, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday at South Bend Memorial hospital, where she had surgery for a gall bladder condition Wednesday.
Born June 10, 1908 in the Mount Olive neighborhood, she was a lifetime resident of the Rochester community. Her parents were Elmer and Ina Bell CARITHERS RICHARDSON. She was married Sept. 5, 1945 in Rochester to Jesse MILLER, who died in December, 1960.
Surviving are a son, James [MILLER], Rochester; a brother, George RICHARDSON, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Carmine) PACKARD, Rochester, and Mrs. Ralph (Alice) LIMING, Logansport; a half-brother, Joseph STANSBURY, Danville, Ill.; three half-sisters, Mrs. John (Frances) SLAYBAUGH, Mrs. Virgil (Norma Jean) WAGONER and Mrs. Oscar (Helen) CARR, all of Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A brother, John RICHARDSON, died in November, 1964.
Last 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 7 p.m. Sunday.

Anna L. Emmons
Mrs. Anna L. EMMONS, 80, longtime Rochester resident, died Friday at 2 p.m. in Franklin Park, Ill., where she had been living 18 months with a niece, Mrs. Albertus FISSE.
Death came after an illness of three years. She was in serious condition for several months.
Mrs. Emmons had spent most of her life in Rochester. She was born in Van Wert county, O., Sept. 19, 1884, the daughter of John and Hester KISSEL STEEN. Her marriage was in Rochester Aug. 29, 1902, to Isaac "Ike" K. EMMONS, who died Feb. 28, 1963.
The Emmons home here was at 816 Monroe street.
Mrs. Emmons was a member of he Resurrection Lutheran church in Franklin Park.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Olive SHERMAN, Franklin Park, Ill.; Mrs. Videll SHEETS, Plymouth, and Mrs. Maude BRITTON, South Bend, and nieceds and nephews.
Private graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here with the Rev. Carl OBERT of Franklin Park officiating. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge. There will be no calling hours. The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the Resurrection Lutheran church.

Addie Sales
Mrs. Addie SALES, 77, former Fulton county resident, died Friday at 3:55 p.m. in the Cardinal convalescent center at South Bend, where she had been a patient since August.
Mrs. Sales was a native of this county and had lived in Rochester, Leiters Ford and Kewanna most of her life. The past five years had been spent with her daughter, Mrs. Donald (Genevieve) OSBORN, at Culver.
Born at Leiters Ford July 18, 1887, she was the daughter of James and Barbara LEITER CAMPBELL. Her marriage was at Chicago Jan. 20, 1909, to Kline W. SALES, who died June 5, 1959.
Mrs. Sales was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Osborn and Mrs. L. Herschel (Margery) DYER, DeSoto; two sons, Robert C. [SALES], Livonia, Mich, and Kenneth P. [SALES], Osceola; one sister, Mrs. Jesse (Jeanette) WILLIAMS, Leiters Ford; two brothers, Hugh CAMPBELL, Leiters Ford, and Fred CAMPBELL, R.R. 3, Rochester; two half-sisters, Mrs. Milton WILSON and Mrs. John MANGOLD, both of Hammond; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A daughter, a son and a brother preceded in death.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home, where services are pending.

Lester J. Hooker
Lester J. HOOKER, 71, Argos, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Veterans hospital at Fort Wayne from a stroke suffered two weeks ago.
Born July 14, 1893, in Marshall county, he was the son of James Milton and Emma Jane BRYAN HOOKER. He was married in 1927 at Argos to Louise FEAR, who survives.
A veteran of World War I, serving with the Army overseas, he was a charter member of the Argos American Legion Post. He worked 34 years at the Eley Sawmill, retiring in 1954.
Also surviving are three sons, Jerry and Michael, both of Argos; Ken [HOOKER], Plymouth; three daughters, Mrs. Gene (Joanne) SMITH, Plymouth; Mrs. Tom (Roselyn) SYLER, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Lou Alyce) HUGHES, Fort Wayne; fifteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Devere (Effie) WISE, Plymouth, and Mrs. Henry (Faye) SCHLEUTER, Santa Anna, Cal.; three brothers, Ray, Porter and Fred [HOOKER], all of Argos. Preceding in death were two brothers.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after Sunday noon. The James Lowell Cory post of American Legion will conduct military rites at the cemetery.

Monday, May 24, 1965

Douglas B. Ameigh
Last rites were conducted this afternoon at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Douglas B. AMEIGH, 15-month-old son of Saundra D. AMEIGH, Disko. The Rev. Roy FRENCH officiated the rites and burial was in the South Pleasant cemetery.
The boy died about 3 a.m. Saturday at his home. He was born Feb. 26, 1964 in Rochester.
Surviving with the mother are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John AMEIGH, Disko; the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. AMEIGH, Ashland, O., and aunts and uncles.

Lola Mae Vermillion
Mrs. Lola Mae VERMILLION, 48, R.R. 2, Plymouth, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where she was admitted earlier in the day. She had been ill two years.
Mrs. Vermillion had lived in the Shilo neighborhood northeast of Plymouth for 10 years, having resided in LaPaz and Plymouth previously. She was born Sept. 27, 1916 in Rensselaer to Melvin and Nora FRY WILHELM. She was maried April 17, 1937 in Plymouth to Harry VERMILLION, who survives. She was a member of the Shilo Wesleyan Methodist church and of the missionary society of the church.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Warren (Barbara) HARNER, Plymouth, and Miss Phyllis VERMILLION, at home; a son, Robert [VERMILLION], LaPaz; three grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. John (Edith) McCOIGE, Rutland; Mrs. Donald (Freda) SWIHART, LaPaz; Miss Laura WILHELM, South Bend; Mrs. Jack (Hazel) CLINGER, Delong; Mrs. Fred (Nellie) THOMPSON, Bass Lake, and Mrs. Leonard (Leona) BENGSTON, Wells, Mich., and four brothers, Charles WILHELM, Plymouth; Cecil WILHELM, Fort Wayne; Kenneth WILHELM, Logansport, and Clifford WILHELM, Wisconsin.
The body will be removed from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the family home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Wednesday and then at the Shilo Wesleyan Methodist church. Last rites will be in the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Revs. Robert CONLEY and Thomas WILDEY officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Fern Conn
Mrs. H. E. (Fern) CONN, 80, New Castle, died Saturday at 11 p.m. at her home, where she had been confined to bed since suffering a cerebral hemorrhage in 1953.
Her husband is a former resident of Fulton county. Mrs. Conn was born in Ohio and resided in Silver Lake and North Manchester before going to New Castle.
Last rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Couden funeral home in New Castle. Burial will be at noon at Oaklawn cemetery in North Manchester, where brief rites will be conducted.

Tuesday, May 25, 1965

Fred E. Warner
Fred E. WARNER, 78, Argos, died at 5 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where he had been a patient 12 weeks. He had been ill two years.
A retired employee of Bendix corporation in South Bend, he was born May 9, 1887 in Burr Oak, Marshall county, to Cyrus and Louisa WARNER. He had lived in Argos since 1948, previously residing in North Liberty, Culver and in Montana. He was married Dec. 4, 1910 to Ada BURNS in Minot, N.D. He was a member of the North Liberty Christian church.
Surviving are the wife; five daughters, Mrs. Harold (Elma) BISHOP, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Beatrice CULTICE, Muscatine, Ia.; Mrs. David (Hazel) ROUDEBUSH, Winamac; Mrs. Pete (Norma) PORCHER, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) SLAGLE, Fulton; four sons, Howard [WARNER], Culver, Glenn [WARNER], Argos; Carl [WARNER], Fort Lauderdale, and Jack [WARNER], Hastings, Mich; twenty-one grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Henry [WARNER], Goshen, and Lester [WARNER], LaPorte. A son, five sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Charles SITES officiating. Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesdsay, May 26, 1965

Lucy Fink
Mrs. Lucy FINK, 71, a native of Argos, died at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday in the Methodist home in Warren, where she lived five weeks.
Mrs. Fink was born May 8, 1894 in Argos and was married May 5, 1918 in Argos to Lawrence "Peany" FINK who died Aug. 13, 1954. She had lived in Mishawaka since 1937, moving there from Argos.
Mrs. Fink, a member of the Mishawaka Methodist church, was the last living member of the Oliver J. and Harriet TAYLOR WARNER family. A brother, Claude [WARNER], died recently.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Jane) KELLER, Bloomington, and two grandchildren.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where last rites will be at 4 p.m. Thuesday with the Rev. Albert CLARK officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Carl H. Slisher
Carl H. SLISHER, 60, East Chicago, died Tuesday night at St. Catherine hospital, East Chicago Among the survivors is a brother, Charles SLISHER, of Macy. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home here.

Thursday, May 27, 1965

George R. VanSchoiack
George R. VanSCHOIACK, 77, a lifetime resident of the Culver community, was found dead at 11 a.m. Wednesday at his home on R.R. 1, Culver. He had been under a doctor's care for a heart condition the last five years.
Mr. VanSchoiack, the son of William and Mary WILSON VanSCHOIACK, was born Oct. 27, 1887, near his present home. His wife, Catherine WARD VanSCHOIACK, died in 1961. He was a retired carpenter.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. LeRoy (Gladys) VOREIS, Bear Lake, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. G. T. (Mable) BIGLEY, Culver, and Miss Maude VanSCHOIACK, Edwrdsburg, Mich., and a brother, Walter [VanSCHOIACK], Richmond.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Leon STARK officiating. Burial will be in Washington cemetery near Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Carl H. Slisher
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Carl H. SLISHER, 60, East Chicago, a native of Macy who died Tuesday evening at St. Catherine's hospital in East Chicago.
The Rev. Arthur MAIN will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.
Mr. Slisher was born Sept. 26, 1904 to John and Ella WAGONER SLISHER. He never married.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Clarence GUNTER, Michigan City; three brothers, Charles [SLISHER], Macy; Devoe [SLISHER], Michigan City, and Paul [SLISHER], Batesville, Ark., and nieces and nephews.
The body will be removed from the McGuan mortuary in East Chicago to the Foster & Good funeral home here, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday, May 28, 1965

Delbert Jordan
Delbert JORDAN, 74, Culver, a lifelong resident of the Culver communities, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at his home following an illness of one year.
He was owner of the Lakeview tavern in Culver until his retirement in 1951.
Born Feb. 16, 1891 in Hammond, he was the son of Oliver and Ida SHANKS JORDAN. His first marriage was in 1913 to Jennie E. CALHOUN who died in 1955. He was married in 1962 to Mable WHITE, who survives with three nieces.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Culver Grace United Church of Christ with the pastor, the Rev. Harold HOLMAN, officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 29, 1965

[no obits]

Monday, May 31, 1965

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, June 1, 1965

Stanford B. Kessler
Stanford Berie KESSLER, 49, 925 Wilcox street, Hammond, drowned in Nyona Lake this morning after appraently falling out of a boat. The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The sheriff's office is investigating.

Ray Zumbaugh
Ray ZUMBAUGH, 78, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday at his home in the Bethel community following an illness of several years. He was a lifetime resident of the Argos community.
Born Dec. 16, 1886 in Green township, Marshall county, west of Argos, he was the son of Charles and Alice McDONALD ZUMBAUGH. He was married Dec. 12, 1908 in Argos to Nora COX, who died in 1944. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Bethel Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Gaylord [ZUMBAUGH], who lives in the same home as the father did; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Harry [ZUMBAUGH], Bourbon, the Rev. Harley [ZUMBAUGH], Three Rivers, Mich., and Donald [ZUMBAUGH], R.R. 1, Tippecanoe. A son, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest MINEGAR officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alice V. Delp Molt
Mrs. Alice Virginia DELP MOLT, 49, native of Rochester, died Saturday at her home in Asheville, N.C.
She was born here Dec. 26, 1915, the daughter of William and Mary Effie BLACKBURN DELP.
Surviving are the husband, Fred M. MOLT; three brothers, Lawrence DELP, Chicago, Harold DELP, Paw Paw, Mich., and Howard DELP, Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Raymond HAYNES, Fitzgerald, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Thelma DELP, Rochester and several nieces and nephews.

Margaret E. Agle
Mrs. Margaret E. AGLE, 61, R.R. 1, Macy, died unexpectedly of a cerebral hemorrhage at 2:20 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. She had not been ill previously.
A lifetime resident of the Macy area, she was born near Macy March 7, 1904 to Noah and Anna LUCKENBILL SAVAGE. She was married in Indianapolis Nov. 11, 1939 to Truman W. AGLE. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church, the WSCS of the church and the Macy Mothers club.
Surviving are the husband; a son, William David [AGLE], a junior at Ball State university; a sister, Mrs. John W. (Marie) ALSPACH, R.R. 1, Wabash; two brothers John D. SAVAGE, R.R. 2, Macy, and W. Scott SAVAGE, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A brother, George [SAVAGE], died in 1957.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Robert L. ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 10 a.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, June 2, 1965

Grace A. McLochlin
Mrs. Grace Agnes McLOCHLIN, 76, R.R. 1, Monterey, a native of Kewanna, died Tuesday at Norman Beatty hospital in Westville after a lingering illness.
Born Aug. 7, 1888, she was the daughter of William and Florine WALSH. Her marriage was Oct. 16, 1912, in Kewanna to William McLOCHLIN, who survives.
She was a member of St. Ann's church at Monterey and of the Rosary society.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Pauline WILSON, East Gary; Mrs. Lucille FLOYD, Gary; Mrs. Betty COLGRAVE, Winamac; Mrs. Annabelle BRUCKER, South Bend, and Janet [McLOCHLIN], at home; one son, Richard [McLOCHLIN], Benton Harbor, Mich.; twenty-one grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; three brothers, Thomas WALSH, Kewanna; Arthur WALSH, Dayton, O.; and Lawrence WALSH, Silver Lake and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret EVELSIZER, Normal, Ill., and Mrs. Lou FLEMING, South Bend.
Last rites will be Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Monterey with Father Edward MATUSZAK officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Kennedy funeral home in Winamac, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Stanford B. Kessler
Death by drowning is the ruling of Dr. William RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, in the death of Stanford B. KESSLER, 49, Hammond, at Nyona lake late Tuesday morning.
Dr. Rusler said there were no indications of illness or injury to the man that might have caused him to topple into the water about 11:30 o'clock as he was fishing from a boat.
Kessler was in a boat not far from the shore when he fell into the water. A witness fishing from the bridge at Nyona lake said the man stood up in the boat and then fell into the water. Another witness, Ricky ANCIL, 13, Converse, who was fishing from a boat anchored about 250 feet from Kessler, said the man was in the process of standing up when he fell.
Deputy Sheriff Mike MAHONEY, Conservation Officer Ray REKER and Dennis MALONEY, 19, Nyona Lake, retrieved the body at 12:20 p.m. from seven feet of water about 25 feet from the northwest shore.
Reker said the water was calm at the time Kessler fell into the lake. He was alone in the boat. Kessler was a regular visitor to the lake, where he has a trailer at Maloney's Resort.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers fneral home, then was taken to the Burns funeral home at Hammond.
Kessler's drowning was the second one in less than a year at Lyona lake.

Jennie C. Burgener
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Robbins funeral home at Bourbon for Mrs. Jennie [Carolyn BERRIER] BURGENER, 82, Brilliant, O., native of Rochester.
Mrs. Burgener died Sunday night at the Ohio Valley hospital in Steubenville, O., after being ill since last November.
The Rev. Robert WILLBANKS of Bourbon will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. ceetery here.
Mrs. Burgener was born in this city Sept. 17, 1882, and formerly resided at Bourbon. Her marriage was to Roy BURGENER, who died in 1963. She was a member of the Bourbon Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Robert [BURGENER], Elkhart, and Byron [BURGENER], Reno, Nev.; one daughter, Mrs. Fred HARMON, Brilliant, O., two brothers, Roscoe BERRIER, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Dee BERRIER, R.R. 2, Rochester; and one sister, Mrs. Edna NAFE, South Bend.

Thursday, June 3, 1965

Lucy Shepler
Services were conducted today at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru for Mrs. Lucy SHEPLER, 66, Lake Manitou, who died Monday at Mercy hospital in Jackson, Mich.
Burial was in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Mrs. Shepler had undergone surgery a month ago at Woodlawn hospital and was taken to Jackson last week-end.
Born at West Union, O., April 14, 1899, she was married in 1921 to W. Eldon SHEPLER, who died in July, 1954.
Surviving are two sons, Richard [SHEPLER], Jackson, Mich., and Robert [SHEPLER], Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd FLOREA, Bunker Hill, and Mrs. Guy RALSTIN, Peru, and two grandchildren.

Clell Hartman
Clell HARTMAN, 56, died Wednesday of a heart attack suffered at his home, 1610 Jefferson street. Death was unexpected.
Mr. Hartman moved to Rochester last September from Nappanee, where he had owned and operated an auto agency from 1954-61. He had been associated here with his son, Bud, in the Hartman Motors agency.
Born in Nappanee March 31, 1909, he was the son of Daniel and Minnie BOOMERSHINE HARTMAN. His marriage was at Nappanee Aug. 27, 1927, to Marie FELTER, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rae (Rose Marie) RUSSELL, Kokomo; Mrs. William (Mary) PINGRY, Muncie, and Mrs. Earl (Martha) BAKER, Warner-Robbins, Ga.; the son, Bud [HARTMAN], Rochester; nine grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Four brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Francis ROGERS officiating. Burial will be in the Nappanee cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Friday.

Charles Southerton
Charles SOUTHERTON, 78, Macy, was found dead Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in his home. Death was due to a heart attack. His body was found by Stacy SHAW, a bread deliveryman. Mr. Southerton had last been seen by neighbors about noon. Born near Macy Sept. 1, 1886, he was the son of Henry and Lucy LONG SOUTHERTON and had spent his life in the Macy community. He was married Jan. 28, 1914, to Essie WILLIAMS.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donna VICE, Macy, and Mrs. Ruth ABBOTT, Warsaw; three sons, Sherl [SOUTHERTON], Perrysburg; Garland [SOUTHERTON], Fulton, and Chester [SOUTHERTON], Macy; twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in Five Corners cemetery in Miami county. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Thelma Van Meter
Last rites and burial will be Friday in Venice, Fla., for Mrs. Thelma Van METER, 59, formerly of Kewanna, who died Tuesday of a heart attack at her home in Venice.
Born Nov. 23, 1905, near Kewanna, she was married Oct. 20, 1930, to Charles Van METER, who died in 1960.
Surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Sue Ellen STRONG, Miami, Fla.; one son, Charles [Van METER], Jr., Venice; one brother, Chester SMITH, Kewanna, and three grandchildren.

Fern Millow
Mrs. Fern MILLOW, 64, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a two-week illness.
She was born in Fulton county Aug. 28, 1900, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel OLINGER. Her marriafge was to Roy MILLOW, who survives, on Nov. 21, 1920. Mrs. Millow was a member of the Pentecostal church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Curtis (Catherine) BROCK, R.R. 5, Plymouth;; one son, Russell [MILLOW], at home; two sisters, Miss Evelyn OLINGER, Detroit, and Mrs. Violet FULTZ, Mishawaka; two brothers, James OLINGER, Mishawaka, and Orville OLINGER, Chicago, and nieces and nephews. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John KREIG officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Friday.

Densie Noyer
Mrs. Densie OLIVER NOYER, 78, Muncie, died Wednesday at Alexandria, Va. Mrs. Noyer was born in June 1887, the daughter of Marshall and Rebecca STICKLER OLIVER, and married Dr. Ralph W. NOYER, who died in 1959.
Surviving are a son, Robert [NOYER], Cedar Rapids, Ia.; a daughter, Florence Van DUYNE, Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Reece OLIVER, Akron; a brother-in-law, Don NOYER, Akron; six grandchildren, and two great-gandchildren.
Services will be at the Meeks funeral home in Muncie at 10 a.m. Saturday, and graveside services will be at noon Saturday in the Akron cemetery. The Haupert funeral home of Akron is in charge of local arrangements.

M. Sgt. Hugh M. Robbins
Peru, Ind. - Master Sgt. Hugh M. ROBBINS, 45, former Peru resident, was killed Tuesday in an ambush in Viet Nam while escorting a Viet Nam minister.
Word of his death was received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert ROBBINS, R.R. 1, Denver.
A gradate of Chili high school, Sgt. Robbins lived in Peru before joining the Army in 1942. He served in World War II and the Korean War.
He was sent to Viet Nam in February.

Friday, June 4, 1965

Ralph C. Shonk
Ralph C. SHONK, 71, 521 W. Third Street, died at 3:57 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient or 2 1/2 weeks. He had been in failing health for several years.
Born in Fulton county Nov. 30, 1893, he was the son of William and Caroline GUISE SHONK. Mr. Shonk's first wife, Marie WILSON, preceded him in death and he was married April 7, 1928 in Mishawaka to Mable McCAY, who died June 7, 1964.
Mr. Shonk, a lifetime resident of Fulton county, was a retired employee of the Studebaker corporation. He was a member of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church and the WCTU.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Judy SHONK, at home, and Mrs. Gerald (June) CAVENDER, who recently returned home from missionary duties in South America; a son, John [SHONK], Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn EILER, Rochester, and Mrs. Verna LACKEY, Whittier, Cal.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Otis (Beulah) BURKETT, Rochester, and Mrs. Mary Alice METZLER, Rochester; ten grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Russell C. Smith
Russell C. SMITH, 70, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Fort Wayne veterans hospital, where he had been a patient since May 24. Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in Spring Valley cemetery in Lawrence, Ind., with graveside services at 2 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, June 5, 1965

Russell C. Smith
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Russell C. SMITH, 70, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died at 3:30 a.m. Friday in Fort Wayne veterans hospital, where he had been a patient since May 24.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate at the rites. Burial will be in the Spring Valley cemetery at Lawrence, Ind., with graveside rites at 2 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Sept. 14, 1894 in Logansport, Mr. Smith was the son of Charles and Nancy F. SMITH. He was married Jan. 8, 1920 in Vernon, Ind., to Zelpha N. DUNN. He retired from the plastering business six years ago. He was a member of the Oak Grove Presbyterian church and the Rochester American Legion post.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Theodore (Dorothy Mae) SEDVENT, Washington, D.C.; a son Eugene C. [SMITH], Indianapolis; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John (Mabel) POOLE, North Vernon. Four sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Monday, June 7, 1965

Gwendolyn Swango
Mrs. Gwendolyn SWANGO, 69, wife of Charles SWANGO of Rochester, died at 9 a.m. today in Beatty Memorial hospital at Westville, where she had been a patient since Ocrtober, 1956. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Talitha Ann Roth
Mrs. Talitha Ann ROTH, 78, 145 Fulton avenue, died at 12:25 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient one week. Mrs. Roth had been in failing health for two years.
Born July 30, 1886, in Kosciusko county near Silver Lake, she was the daughter of Spencer and Estella SQUIRES TALLY. Mrs. Roth married Leslie GELBAUGH, who died in 1950, and was married later to Edward ROTH, who survives. She attended the Rochester Church of God and lived most of her life in Rochester.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Homer (Dorothy) HARRELL, Warsaw; three sons, Adam GELBAUGH and Harold GELBAUGH, both of Warsaw, and William GELBAUGH, Fort Wayne; fourteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. A daughter and broher preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 8, 1965

Gwendolyn Swango
Services for Mrs. Gwendolyn SWANGO, 69, 518 East 18th street, Rochester, who died at 9 a.m. Monday in Beatty Memorial hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Glen MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11 a.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services at the church.
Born April 2, 1896, in Akron, Mrs. Swango was the daughter of Frank and Margaret ANDERSON VALENTINE. She married Charles SWANGO, who survives. Mrs. Swango, a saleslady, was a member of the First Assembly of God church.

Carl F. Eichner
Carl F. EICHNER, 64, R.R. 1, Culver (Aubbeenaubbee township), died at his home at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Eichner had lived in the Culver community since moving there from Hammond in 1941.
Born July 2, 1900, in Hammond, he was the son of Charles and Alvina DILNER EICHNER. He married Margaret L. HORN on Oct. 17, 1922, at St. Joseph, Mich.
Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Pearl HELMKE, Hammond, and a half-brother, Malvin BIRKHOLTZ, Michigan City.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wedesday at Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at he funeral home.

Wednesday, June 9, 1965

Christopher E. Hart
The body of Chris HART, 15, who drowned in Lake Manitou Tuesday afternoon, was recovered at 11:59 a.m. today by the Rev. James CAMPBELL, minister of the Plymouth Presbyterian church, who is a SCUBA diver.
The body was found 300 feet from shore in about 45 feet of water. It was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Campbell, an expert SCUBA diver, was one of 11 divers at the scene today searching for the boy, who disappeared while swimming about 400 feet from the southeast shore of the lake.
City policeman Joe FOSTER and Dave BAILEY, a civilian, were with the Rev. Campbell when he found the body.
The boy was the son of E. E. "Gene" and Ann HART, who live on City Park road directly west of City Park. He was swimming with John STREET, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill STREET, 221 West 10th street, when he slipped off a small styrofoam raft and disappeared. The water is about 40 feet deep at the scene.
The tragedy occurred in front of the Kenneth ANNESS home on Country Club drive.
Efforts by Street and King ANNESS, 16, son of Kenneth, to find the boy, almost immediately after he disappeared, were futile.
Two city police and two state police SCUBA divers searched for the body from about 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and dragging operations continued until suspended. Efforts resumed at 8 a.m. today, with 11 divers working.
John Street told officers that he was using an inflated, plastic mat and that Hart had a styrofoam board when Street decided to swim to shore to get a board like Hart's.
As he was swimming away, Street looked back; Hart had disappeared without a sound. Street yelled out and swam back to where he had left Hart.
King Anness heard Street's shouts and swam to the point, also. Both boys dived underwater in a vain attempt to find Hart.
Cathy MILLER, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burk MILLER who own the "Rustika" cottage two homes east of the Anness residence, was on a swimming raft near the Miller cottage at the time. The two boys were swimming off the Miller pier.
The Hart boy, who just completed his sophomore year at Rochester high school, was subject to epilepsy. Friends said that he was an excellent swimmer.
Mrs. Norbert SCHROEDER, who lives further west of the scene, called the sheriff's office at 4:18 p.m., just minutes after the drowning.
About 15 officers and men from the state police, city police, sheriff's, fire and conservation departments converged on the scene. Police Chief Ronald OVERMYER, Patrolman Joe FOSTER and two state troopers dived from 5-8 p.m. searching for the body.
The other men conducted dragging operations until 10:15 p.m.
At the scene besides Overmyer and Foster were State Troopers Larry WAGENKNECHT and Don SMITH of Rochester; State Trooper Jack RICH of the Peru post; Sheriff Willard CLARK; Deputies Mike MAHONEY and Ron BAILLIEUL; Conservation Officer Ray REKER; Fire Chief John RICHARDS; Firemen Bob KRAMER, Bud BRAMAN, Walt GRUBE, Gene MELTON, Henry SKIDMORE and Eli WYNN and city policemen.
Today, two city police, four state police and four civilian divers continued the search. They are Policemen Overmyer and Foster; Civilians Dave Bailey, Fred LEMON and Ray BAILEY of Rochester and Maurice SIDERS of Macy, and four state troopers from the Peru and Ligonier posts.
Other law officers also were at the scee today.
State Trooper Jim JOHNSON of Rochester said the amount of time a diver may stay underwater is limited by safety regulations. He estimated diving operations could have continued until 4 p.m. today if necessary. The dragging would have continued later than that.
Born July 29, 1949, in Joplin, Mo., Christopher Elsworth "Chris" HART had resided here for 10 years, his family moving to the city from Huntington. His parents were Eugene E. "Gene" and Annabelle SWAN HART.
At the high school, he was a member of the baseball team, Hi-Y and Photographer's club. He was an active member of the United Presbyterian church and of its Youth Fellowship.
Surviving, besides the parents, are one sister, Gretchen [HART], at home; an uncle, James CROSS, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford HART, Akron, O.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the United Presbyterian church with the Rev. Hugh STEWART, pastor, and the Rev. Donald DECKER of Chicago, former pastor, officiating. Cremation will follow.
Friends may call only at the church, from noon to 2 p.m. Friday. The family requests no flowers or memorials.

Clara E. Ringer
Mrs. Clara Elizabeth RINGER, 72, died at 2:40 p.m. today at her home, R.R. 4, Plymouth, in the Rutland community southwest of Plymouth. She had been ill about three months.
Born April 17, 1893, in Knox, the daughter of Newton and Elizabeth ZEHNER CLEVENGER, she moved to the Rutland community at the age of nine and had lived there since. She married Ira RINGER Jan. 14, 1915, in Plymouth.
Mrs. Ringer was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church, Rutland Community Circle and was a past noble grand of the Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Ruth) KLINE, R.R. 1, Culver; a son, Norman RINGER, R.R. 1, Culver; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Ella MARSH, Plymouth, and Mrs. Verna SNYDER, Argos, and a brother, Walter CLEVENGER, Plymouth. A daughter, Berniece [RINGER], died in infancy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Poplar Grove Methodist church with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the new Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church from 1-2 p.m.

Daisy Moonshower
Last rites were conducted Monday for Mrs. Daisy NYE MOONSHOWER, 90, former Rochestr resident, at Lain and Son funeral home in Chicago. She had lived in Chicato with her sister, Mrs. Meda Schmidt, for 20 years.
Mrs. Moonshower was born Jan. 4, 1875, at Athens, the daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth SAMPLE NYE.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Phil (Ann) HAUCK, Lakeland, Fla.; a son, Harry [MOONSHOWER], Carlotta, Cal.; a granddaughter, Evelyn McGINNIS; two sisters, Mrs. Meda SCHMIDT, Chicago, and Mrs. Bertha MOONSHOWER, Athens. A daughter, a grandson, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Thursday, June 10, 1965

Dorothy L. Busenburg
Mrs. Dorothy L. BUSENBURG, 49, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Murphy Medical center at Warsaw. She had been seriously ill four days.
Born Nov. 3, 1915, in Whiting, she married Everett BUSENBURG June 5, 1938. She had lived in the Talma area since her marriage and was a member of the Talma Bible church.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, David [BUSENBURG], at home, and Jerry [BUSENBURG], Warsaw; her step-father, Fred MERCER, Rochester; two step-brothers, Wilson MERCER, Rochester, and Cecil MERCER, Garrett; a sister, Virginia MICHAEL, Warsaw; three step-sisters, Mrs. Julia CLARK and Mrs. John ENGLE, both Whiting, and Mrs. Lois MATHIAS, California, and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the King-Reed Memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Robert SAUNDERS officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Ralph Ditmire
Ralph [W.] DITMIRE, [b. 1890], town clerk of Fulton and a funeral home director in Fulton for 30 years before retiring in 1962, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Ill for about a week, he was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning.
Mr. Ditmire and his brother, Gene [DITMIRE], were partners in the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton until Gene's death in May of 1960. Their father founded the business in 1902. Richard DAVIDSON joined the firm after Gene's death and it became the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home. Ralph Ditmire retired in 1962.
Born in Rochester, Mr. Ditmire was the son of Frank and Ida WHITTENBERGER DITMIRE. He was married to Sylvia WALLACE, who survives. He served with the Army in France in World War I and was a member of the Fulton Masonic lodge and the American Legion.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Virginia [DITMIRE], at home, and a sister, Mrs. Jessie LaRUE, Colorado. A daughter and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. James RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Harriett B. Murphy
Mrs. Harriett B. MURPHY, 94, R.R. 3, Peru, died at 8:15 a.m. today in the Miami nursing home at Peru. She had been ill seven yeas.
Born in Miami county Dec. 14, 1870, she was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth STROUD BOND. She was married to Edwin MURPHY, who died in 1925. She was a member of the Mexico Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A daughgter, Mrs. Nell STONER of Rochester, and a son, Robert [MURPHY], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru with the Rev. R. E. DAWSON officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Friday, June 11, 1965

Martha Bower
Mrs. Martha "Tootie" BOWER, 86, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fairview nursing home in Plymouth of a cerebral hemorrhage. She had been ill six weeks.
Born July 22, 1878, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Franklin and Arwesta MILES HAWK. She was married Jan. 1, 1900, to William BOWER, who died Feb. 24, 1959.
Mrs. Bower had lived all her life in Fulton and Marshall counties and was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are a son, Franklin [BOWER], South Bend, and a brother, Roscoe HAWK, R.R. 5, Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Ora DeLAUTER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 p.m. today.

Saturday, June 12, 1965

Charles W. Drudge
Charles W. DRUDGE, 82, R.R. 2, Claypool, died at 8:25 p.m. Friday in the Prairie Veiw nursig home at Warsaw after an illness of one week. He lived four miles east of Silver Lake.
Born Aug. 21, 1882 in Missouri, he was the son of William and Mary BOLEN DRUDGE. He was married in 1903 to Bertha EBER, who died in January, 1959. A farmer, he had resided most of his life in the Silver Lake and Claypool communities.
Surviving are three sons, Wayne [DRUDGE], Akron; Gordon [DRUDGE], R.R. 2, Claypool, and Homer [DRUDGE], Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Elizabeth) GOOD, Akron, and Mrs. David (Vera) LIVENGOOD, Indianapolis; twenty-one grandchildren, and twenty-eight great-grandchildre. Two sons preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Ralph E. BROWN officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ralph Foglesong
Last rites will be Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Ralph FOGLESONG, 78, Kewanna, who died Friday night in Woodlawn hospital after an extended illness.
The Rev. William Leroy WISE will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.
Born Feb. 22, 1887, in Kewanna, he was the son of William and Anna FERNBAUGH FOGLESONG. His marriage was Aug. 19, 1910, to Polly PARCEL, who preceded in death.
Mr. Foglesong formerly owned the Foglesong paint and wallpaper store in Kewanna but recently had been in retirement.
Surviving are a son, John William [FOGLESONG], Logansport; one daughter, Mrs. Nettie BARKEY, St. Louis; four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Laura HAYES, Florida. Preceding in death were three brothers and a son, Elroy [FOGLESONG].

Monday, June 14, 1965

Jennette Sanders
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Mrs. Jennette SANDERS, 67, who died unexpectedly Saturday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Virgil ZELLERS, of Kewanna. The Rev. Gary BARGERHUFF will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Sanders was born Dec. 3, 1898 in Greentown and was married to John SANDERS, who died in 1949. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virgil ZELLERS, Kewanna; a son, John [SANDERS], Wheaton, Ill., and three grandchildren.

Arthur L. Jacobs
Services for interment of the ashes of Arthur Leonard JACOBS, 57, Columbus, O., will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Rochester mausoleum. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Jacobs died earlier this year at Columbus. He was born Aug. 7, 1907, at Akron, O. The wife and a son, Lori [JACOBS], Columbus, O., survive.
Mrs. Jacobs, the former Josephine YUSTER, is the granddaughter of the late Meyer and Amelia WILE, pioneer Rochester residents and founders of the M. Wile and Sons department store here.
She is a niece of Arthur WILE, Rochester.

Lyman Hill
Last rites were held at 2 p.m. today in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church for Lyman HILL, 81, who died unexpectedly Friday at 7 p.m. in his home at Grass Creek.
Burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery.
A retired farmer, Mr. Hill was born in Fulton county March 2, 1884, and was married March 20, 1907, to Mabel WARNER, who survives. He was a member of the Grass Creek, E.U.B. church.
Besides the wife, he is survived by two sons, David HILL, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Warren HILL, Ypsilanti, Mich.; five daughters, Mrs. Dorothy HUFFMAN, Kewanna; Mrs. Donna ADAMS, Royal Center; Mrs. Charlotte MYERS, Deer Creek; Mrs. Marjorie WORKING, Port Huron, Mich., and Mrs. Mildred DIETERLE, Saline, Mich.; twenty-one grandchildre and four great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, June 15, 1965

Josephine Hazelbusch
Josephine "Tillie" HAZELBUSCH, 59 912 1/2 Main street, died Monday at 2:32 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient the past month.
Born in Chicago March 19, 1906, she was the daughter of Frank and Frances NASACOWSKI KUZBICKI and had lived in Rochester 20 years, moving from Chicago.
Her marriage was March 17, 1930 in Chicago to Harry HAZELBUSCH, who died in March, 1963. She was a member of the World War I Barracks Auxiliary.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Angelo (Sophie) POPE, Chicago; one brother, Stanley CABIT, Monee, Ill., and nieces ad nephews.
Last rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS of Gary officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Hammond. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wednesday, June 16, 1965

Harriet Bonine
Mrs. Harriet BONINE, 89, whose family was one of the pioneer settlers of Newcastle township, died Tuesday at 11:05 p.m. at the Miller nursing home.
Mrs. Bonine, who resided at 331 1/2 West 11th street, had been in ill health the past year.
Born Oct. 8, 1875, in Newcastle township, she was the daughter of George and Jane WRIGHT PERSCHBACHER and had spent most of her life in this community. Her marriage was June 6, 1901, in this city to Wyle BONINE, who died Dec. 5, 1949.
Mrs. Bonine's grandparents were among the first settlers in Fulton county and her mother was the first white woman born in Newcastle township. Her father moved to that community as a child in 1833. She had conributed much to the historical lore of the Newcastle area.
An active member of St. John's Lutheran church, she was its organist for over 30 years. She and her husband operated the Arlington hotel here from 1909-29.
Mrs. Bonine became a great favorite of the children of her neighborhood and of the city in her latter years, for she spent much time as a sitter for families of the community.
Surviving are two sons, Ernest D. BONINE, Rochester, and Wyle G. BONINE, Detroit; two grandchildren, Miss Harriet Ellen BONINE, Rochester, and James D. BONINE, Culver. Five sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday until noon Friday, then at the church until the hour of service.

Thursday, June 17, 1965

Harriet Bonine
Among the survivors of Mrs. Wyle BONINE, 89, Rochester, are two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bonine died Tuesday night at the Miller nursing home. Last rites are Friday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran church.

Joseph T. Duff
Joseph Tyler DUFF, a former resident of Fulton and Kosciusko counties, died of a heart condition at 1:10 a.m. today at he St. Lawrence hospital in Lansing, Mich. He had been in failing health for several years.
Born in Roann Oct. 3, 1886, he was 78 years old.
Mr. Duff had lived in Laingsburg, Mich., for the last 20 years. His first marriage was to Goldie STRONG, who preceded in death. His second marriage was to Vena SLIFE, who also preceded in death. He was married in 1944 to Mrs. Norma DUFF. Mr. Duff was the son of George Washington and Ella HELVIE DUFF.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Sandra [DUFF], and three sons, Gordon, Bruce and Dennis [DUFF], all at home; two other daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Evelyn) HOLLOWAY, Warsaw, and Mrs. Fank (Marie) CRIPE, Rochester; three other sons, Harold [DUFF], Rochester; George [DUFF], Burket, and Richard [DUFF], Plymouth, Mich.; fiftee grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Louise) EDDINGTON, Charlotte, Mich.; Mrs. Harry (Eva) MASTELLER, Akron rural route, and Mrs. Oren (Susanna) MUSSELMAN, Macy; two brothers, George [DUFF], Plymouth, and Ralph [DUFF], Traverse City, Mich.; nieces and nephews. A daughter, a brother and two sisters preceded in death. Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James BANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, June 18, 1965

Pink Verna Campbell
Graveside services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Leiters Ford cemetery for Mrs. [Barcher Benton "Barch"] (Pink Verna) CAMPBELL, who died at her home in Gary Thursday. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis BAILEY, life long residents of the Leiters Ford area.

Saturday, June 19, 1965

[no obits]

Monday, June 21, 1965

Rev. Charles Sites and
Beth Sites
A one-car crash Sunday night on the Ohio Turnpike near Akron, O., killed the Rev. Charles SITES, 46, Argos, and his daughter, Beth [SITES], 14. He was pastor of the Argos Methodist church. Four persons were injured in the crash and hospitalized at Akron--Mrs. Sites; a son, Richard [SITES], 16; Cathleen CONNER, 43, Petersburg, and Richard CONNER, 16.
The bodies will be returned to the Grossman funeral home in Argos after release by the coroner at Akron. The bodies will not be released until after Tuesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

William R. Henry
William R. HENRY, 88, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Pauline LEFFEL, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile. Ill several years, he suffered a stroke Tuesday.
Born April 13, 1877, near Remington, he was the son of James and Jane MILMAN HENRY. He was married Jan. 12, 1899, in Monticello to Ida VANATA, who died in 1943. Mr. Henry, a retired farmer, was a member of the Brethren Methodist church.
Surviving with the daughter are a granddaughter, Alicia Ann MYERS, Twelve Mile; a great-grandson; four sisters, Mrs. Lilly KENDALL, Chicago; Mrs. Maude KNOX and Mrs. Ruth WILSON, Galveston, Mrs. Berneice HAUSER, Bluffton, and a brother, Clint [HENRY], Walton. A daughter, Cleo [HENRY], preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Everett NIXON officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to charity.

Rose D. McCloughan
Mrs. Rose D. McCLOUGHAN, 59, Akron, died of a stroke at 9:25 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted a few hours earlier. She had lived in Akron 20 years.
Born April 25, 1906 in Brookville, she was the daughter of John and Myrtle DOYLE DOWNS. She was married in 1939 to Albert McCLOUGHAN. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. James (Gloria) REED, R.R. 1, Akron, and Alberta and Sara [McCLOUGHAN], both at home; a son, John [McCLOUGHAN], R.R. 5, Rochester; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Florence VAUGHN, Chicago, and Mrs. Josephine MILBURN, Canton, O.; a brother, John DOWNS, New York City, and a half-brother, Frank BROTHERS, Indian Orchard, Mass.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Tuesday, June 22, 1965

Rev. Charles G. Sites and
Beth Sites
Double services will be conducted for Rev. Charles G. SITES, 46, and his daughter, Beth Alane [SITES], 14, who were fatally injured in a one-car crash on the Ohio Turnpike 15 miles east of Akron, O., Sunday evening. He was pastor of the Argos Methodist church. Detailes for the services have not been completed.
The Rev. Sites was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Salem, Ill., the son of Charles and Gertrude JUDY SITES. He married Lillian RUNNELS.
He came to Argos as Methodist minister from Hillsboro, Ind., in June of 1964. He had served several other pastorates and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Gilbert SITES; two brothers, Herbert and John SITES, both of West Palm Beach, Fla.; seven sisters, Mrs. Burk PEEPLES, Silver Springs, Fla.; Mrs. H. V. McMILLAN and Mrs. Roy COMBS, both of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Craig GATHMAN, Lake Worth, Fla.; Mrs. Jack COMBS, Merrit Island, Fla., Mrs. Curtis PEEPLES, Pasadena, Texas; Mrs. Paul HARDING, Denver, Colo.
Beth Alane SITES was born Jan. 16, 1951, at Aurora, Ill. She would have been a freshman at Argos high school this fall.
Surviving are her mother; a brother, and a grandmother, Mrs. W. C. RUNNELS, Pickering, Mo.
Rites are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the Argos Methodist church in memory of both the Rev. Sites and his daughter.
Injured in the crash Sunday were Mrs. Sites; her son, Gilbert; Mrs. Kathleen CONNER, Veedersburg, sister-in-law of the Rev. Sites, and her son, Richard.
The group was en route to the World's Fair in New York City when the accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Turnpike police said the right rear tire of the Sites auto blew out and the driver, Gilbert Sites, lost control. The blowout resulted from a leak in the tire, according to investigating officers.
The station wagon went off the left side of the road and onto the dividing strip, where it overturned twice. The girl was thrown from the auto and struck by the car as it rolled the second time. She died en route to St. Thomas hospital in Akron and her father died at 11:20 p.m. Sunday.
The Rev. Sites was sitting in the middle of the front seat and his wife was on the right side of the front seat when the crash occurred. Both Sites, Mrs. Conner and Richard all were in the back seat.
The Rev. Sites and his daughter, both died of internal injuries, said authorities. An autopsy was performed Monday night although results were not immediately available.
The other four passengers in the vehicle were admitted to St. Thomas hospital. Mrs. Sites suffered multiple lacerations and abrasions about her face and body and Gilbert received head injuries. The Conners apparently were not seriously injured.

Blanche Barnhisel
Mrs. Blanche BARNHISEL, 78, R.R. 1, Roann, two miles east of Gilead, died at 2:10 p.m. Monday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. She had been ill six months.
Born Aug. 31, 1886, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Alvin and Alice TRACY SEIDNER. She married Jesse W. BARNHISEL Oct. 9, 1912, in Winona Lake. They observed their golden wedding anniversady in 1962. Mrs. Barnhisel was a lifelong resident of Miami county and was a member of the Emmanuel E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Mary Alice) FORST, R.R. 1, Roann; a son, Doine BARNHISEL, R.R. 1, Roann; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Emmanuel E.U.B. church southeast of Akron with the Rev. Walter MAYER and the Rev. Dale TURNER officiating. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the cancer fund.

Ermon Allen
Ermon ALLEN, 76, former Culver and Rochester resident, died Monday at Hyde Park, N.Y. He had operated a sporting goods store in Culver for several years and had resided in Rochesteer following the death of his wife in 1959 before moving to Hyde Park.
Mr. Allen was born in 1889 and married Gladys Ann ALLEN, who died Jan. 29, 1959.
Surviving are a son, Paschall ALLEN, Albany, N.Y., and three grandchildren, Pamela, Patrick and Mary ALLEN, Albany.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Hugh STEWART officiating. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Rochester has charge of services.

Wednesday, June 23, 1965

[no obits]

Thursday, June 24, 1965

Oliver Burns
Oliver BURNS, 80, died at 8:30 a.m. today at his home at Akron. He had been ill for the last five years.
Born Sept. 7, 1884, in Fulton county, he was the son of James and Mahala COOK BURNS. His first wife, Essie NYE, whom he married in 1905, died in 1931. He married Emma SMITH in 1935.
Mr. Burns was a member of Pleasant Hill church and had spent his lifetime in Fulton county.
, Cleveland, O.; four daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Florence) bowen, R.R. 1, Claypool; Mrs. Glen (Naoma) CALLOWAY, R.R. 2, Macy; Mrs. Robert (Treva) REEVES, Paducah, Ky., and Mrs. Charles (Lena) KANE, Louisville, Ky.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Marjorie) MILLER, R.R. 2, Surviving are the wife; a son, Verl BURNS Macy; three step-sons, Wayne SMITH, Rochester; Harold SMITH, R.R. 1, Akron, and Ben SMITH, R.R. 1, Macy; twenty-four grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Van LUE, Akron, and Mrs. Garrett (Mary) GINN, R.R. 2, Rochester, and a brother, Jessie BURNS, Athens.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday until services at the funeral home.

Emma C. Bolin
Mrs. Emma C. BOLIN, 86, Argos, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She suffered a stroke one month ago.
Mrs. Bolin was born May 21, 1879, at Woodland and was the daughter of Adam and Catherine KLINE RADER. She was married June 8, 1905, in Plymouth to Charles H. BOLIN, who died June 17, 1951. She was a member of the Argos Christian church and had lived in the Argos community for 70 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Margaret) ECKMAN, Culver; a son, James [BOLIN], Bremen; four grandchildre, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Rev. Charles Sites and
Beth Sites
Double funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Argos Methodist church for the Rev. Charles G. SITES and his daughter, Beth [SITES], who were killed in an auto accident in Ohio Sunday. The Rev. Sites was pastor of the Argos Methodist church.
Dr. John WOLFE of South Bend will officiate at the services and will be assisted by Dr. Lyle LOMMIS of West Lafayette and Dr. Estil E. FRANKLIN of Battle Ground. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home at Argos after noon Friday and until 11 a.m. Saturday and then at the church before services.

Carol Ann King
Prayer services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery for Carol Ann KING, infant daughter of Robert and Judy HOWTON KING of Francesville. The Rev. Leon STARK officiated. She died at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, 15 minutes after birth, at Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
Surviving are the parents; a sister, Sheryl Lynn [KING], 3; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Coleman HOWTON, Argos; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred KING, R.R. 3, Argos, and the pateral great-grandmother, Mrs. Elsie BONE, Henderson, Ky.
The Grossman funeral home in Argos had charge of arrangements.

Friday, June 25, 1965

Charles C. Crow
Charles C. CROW, 74, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at his home at R.R. 2, Argos. He had been ill three months.
Born June 7, 1891, in Argos, he was the son of Sherman and Mary ROWELL CROW. He married Bessie GALL on June 10, 1911. Mr. Crow had lived at Argos all his life except 13 years at LaPorte. He was a retired employee of the New York Central railroad.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Fern) KLINEDINST, Bourbon, and Mrs. Bruno (Helen) DOBBS, LaPorte; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A brother died in infancy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Kenneth Vickrey
Kenneth "Vic" VICKREY, 60, suffered a heart attack and died at 1:15 a.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maurice BARFELL, in Warsaw. He had been in failing health three years.
Born near Akron June 18, 1905, he was the son of Walter and Lola FLENAR VICKREY. He resided in Mishawaka until moving to his daughter's home three weeks ago. He was a plant guard for Curtis Wright in South Bend and was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Wanda) BARFELL, Warsaw, and Mrs. Paul (Frances) DEVITT, Marion; a bother, Jack [VICKREY], North Manchester, and two granddaughters.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, June 26, 1965

[no obits]

Monday, June 28, 1965

Ella Iler
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Walnut church of the Brethren for Mrs. Ella ILER, 82, Argos, who died at 3 p.m. Saturday in Plymouth Parkview hospital after a two-week illness. She had been in failing health for a year.
The Revs. Albert VERMILLION and Russell GOOD will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
Mrs. Iler had lived with her daughter, Mrs. John MOWISER, since the death of her husband in 1945. She was born in Tippecanoe Dec. 16, 1882 to Leander and Alpha ROCKHILL SNYDER. She was a lifetime resident of the Tippecanoe and Argos areas. A member of the former Walnut Methodist church, she was married to Albert ILER Sept. 8, 1900.
Surviving are the daughter; a granddaughter, Mrs. Theodore FOX, Plymouth, and a brother, Ross SNYDER, Argos.

Tuesday, June 29, 1965

Floyd Eisenman
Word has been received of the death of Floyd E. EISENMAN, 59, Waterloo, Ia., brother of Howard EISENMAN of Rochester. Mr. Eisenman died Thursday at the Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo following a stroke. Services and burial were in Waterloo Saturday.
Born in Rochester Aug. 14, 1905, he was the son of Jacob and Eula BARBERSON EISENMAN. He was married in South Bend Nov. 24, 1943 to Lorraine STAHLHUT and they moved to Waterloo in January, 1946. Mr. Eisenman retired from truck driving a year ago because of ill health. He was a member of the Eagles lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter by a precious marriage, Mrs. James AMANS of St. Louis, Mo.; the brother; a sister, Mrs. Roy KENADY, South Bend, and five grandchildren.

Elias F. Umbaugh
Elias Frank UMBAUGH, 92, Argos, a former school teacher in Fulton county and secretary of St. John's Lutheran church here for 56 years, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday in Plymouth Parkview hospital. He had been ill for 10 days.
Mr. Umbaugh moved to Fulton county as a boy. He attended the former Rochester college and taught school for many years in Fulton and Marshall counties. He served one terms as trustee of Walnut township in Marshall county and was a cashier for two years at the First National bank in Argos. He lived in Rochester seven years.
Born near Miami, O., Oct. 6, 1872, he was the son of John and Hanna RIDENOUR UMBAUGH. He was married Jan. 13, 1895 to Lulu MURPHY, who died in December 1951.
Surviving are three sons, Harold and Cecil [UMBAUGH], Argos, and Edwin [UMBAUGH], Kokomo; seven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; a brother, Thornton [UMBAUGH], South Bend, and three sisters, Mrs. May DITTMIRE, Springfield, O.; Mrs. Harry (Edna) GARMON, Union Town, O., and Mrs. Udell (Rita) HERRIMAN, Osceola. A daughter, Edith [UMBAUGH], and a son, Fred [UMBAUGH], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. John's Lutheran church here with the Rev. Paul SCHWAN officiating, assisted by the Rev. R. J. MUELLER. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos after 4 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Wednesday, June 30, 1965

Lowell E. Long and
Jane Long
Lowell E. LONG and wife, Jane [LONG], former residents of Rochester, were among five persons killed Tuesday in the head-on crash of two cars on U.S. 36, about 2 1/2 miles east of Troy, Kan.
There were no survivors in the two vehicles. The Long auto was westbound and the other car, with Okinawa license plates, was eastbund.
Long formerly was manager of the Armour creameries plant here and since last November had been head of the Armour plant in Mitchell, S.D.
Also dead in the crash were T-Sgt. Hugh Wallace PRICE, his wife, Hide Higa PRICE, and a boy, believed to have been about five years old, Yuichi PRICE.
The sergeant's papers indicated he was traveling under a discharge issued June 24 and that his future address was to be Speedway, Ind.
A truck driver told the Kansas highway patrol that the Price car passed his truck, went off the road, careened back and met the Long car head-on. The highway is flat and straight at that point.
Troy is in extreme northeast Kansas, just west of St. Joseph, Mo.
Long was a resident of Rochester eight years, serving as assistant manager and then manager of the Armour plant, now Crystal Dairy Products. He left the city in 1956 for the main Armour office in Chicago, where he was in charge of all dairy operations. The family resided at Western Springs, Ill.
An Armour employee since 1933, he took charge last November of the creamery in Mitchell, S.D., one of the firm's largest processing operations.
The Longs had one child, a daughter, Judy [LONG], who has been teaching school at Indianapolis. She is a graduate of Rochester high school. The Longs were enroute to Mitchell at the time of the accident, towing a trailer with their daughter's personal belongings. She was to teach at Mitchell the coming year.
[NOTE: The following appeared in the News-Sentinel issue of Monday, November 23, 1964]
Lowell E. Long, former Rochester resident, has been named manager of the Armour Creameries plant at Mitchell, S.D., and already has assumed his duties there.
Long was manager of the Armour plant in Rochester before it was acquired by Crystal Dairy Products. He left here in 1956 for the main Armour office in Chicago, where he has been manager of all dairy operations. He has been with Armour since 1933.
Long's wife, Jane, will join him at Mitchell after Thanksgiving Day. The Longs' daughter, Judy, now is teaching at Indianapolis.
F. B. Knaupp, manager of Armour Dairy and egg plants, said that the company has revised its operating procedures to enable many functions formerly handled at the general office to be taken care of at local levels.
He said that the Mitchell plant is one of the most important of the Armour processing operations.

Henry Dittmann
Henry DITTMANN, 83, Fulton, retired farmer and carpenter, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the White County Memorial hospital at Monticello. He had been a patient there two weeks.
Born Jan. 29, 1882 in White county, he was the son of William and Sophia BRANDT DITTMANN. He was married on 1903 to Ida CORDS, who died in 1959. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church of Rochester.
Surviving are a son, Clarence [DITTMANN], Fulton; five daughters, Mrs. Bertha DREBLOW, Reynolds, Mrs. Elsie CLERGET, Monticello; Mrs. Stanley AMBROSE, Byron Center, Mich.; Mrs. Raymond DAILEY, Fowler, and Mrs. Orville WILSON, Kewanna; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren, and a brother, Fred [DITTMANN], Monticello.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran church cemetery at Reynolds. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Thursday, July 1, 1965

Henry Dittmann
Last rites for Henry DITTMANN, 83, Fulton, who died Tuesday night in Monticello, have been changed to the St. John's Lutheran church at 1 p.m. Friday.
The Rev. R. J. MUELLER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Lutheran church cemetery at Reynolds.
Friends may call at the Dirmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour.

Edgar Runkle
Edgar RUNKLE, 72, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 9 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Lowell E. Long and
Jane Long
Double funeral services will be conducted for Lowell E. LONG and his wife, Jane, former residents of Rochester, who were killed Tuesday in a two-car crash 2 1/2 miles east of Troy, Kan.
The rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Freewill Baptist church in Mountain Grove, Mo. The bodies are at the Craig-Hurtt funeral home in Mountain Grove.
Mr. Long, former manager of the Armour creameries plant here, had been head of the Armour plant in Mitchell, S.D., since last November. Their daughter, Judy [LONG], now is staying with her grandmother, Mrs. M. H. LONG, in Norwood, Mo. Judy resides at 4533 North Arlington, Indianapolis.

Friday, July 2, 1965

Luther M. Shoemaker
Luther M. SHOEMAKER, 94, onetime postmaster at Kewanna, died Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Healthwin hospital in South Bend.
A Kewanna merchant from 1905-30, he became the town's postmaster in the latter year and served until 1950. He was a member of the Kewanna Masonic Lodge 546.
Born Dec. 19, 1870, in Joplin, Mo., he was the son of Allen and Mary Jane HAYES SHOEMAKER. His marriage was June 21, 1898, to Pearl DuBOIS, who died in 1949.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. W. Albert SHOEMAKER, Mishawaka, and Ralph SHOEMAKER, Lafayette, four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildre.
Last rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna with the Rev. Earl HEIMBURGER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Edgar T. Runkle
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Hill church for Edgar T. RUNKLE, 72, R.R. 1, Akron, who died at 9 a.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial hospital.
The Rev. Doyle PAVEY will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 12:30 p.m. Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.
Mr. Runkle was a patient at the hospital for a week. He had been ill three years.
A lifetime resident of the Akron community, Mr. Runkle was a farmer and a former school teacher. He had served as president of both the REMC and the Farm Bureau of Fulton county and also was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the Pleasant Hill church.
Born March 5, 1893 in Whitley county, he was the son of Isaiah and Ida HAINDEL RUNKLE. He was married Nov. 1, 1930 in Chicago to Mary A. DUEY, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert [RUNKLE], Akron, and Dean [RUNKLE], LaPorte; and four grandchildren. Two sisters preceded in death.

Henry Vanata
Henry VANATA, 64, was found dead Thursday at 5 p.m. at his home in Fulton. Death was due to a heart attack, suffered sometime during the preceding hour.
Born in Fulton county July 20, 1900, he was the son of Arnett and Katherine SOUTHARD VANATA. He was married Dec. 20, 1929, at Plymouth to Clarice BENINGHOFF, who survives.
Mr. Vanata was engaged in the trucking business at Fulton.
Also surviving are a son, Donald [VANATA], Logansport; a daughter, Mrs. Ted GUNDERSON, Worth, Ill., nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ethel McLOCHLIN, Kewanna, and a brother, Clifford [VANATA], R.R. 2, Kewana.
Last rites will be at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. James RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Ethel M. Warren
Mrs. Ethel Marie WARREN, 59, Mentone, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the Miller Merry Manor in Warsaw. She had been in ill health for 25 years ad in serious condition for two months.
Born June 24, 1906 in Peoria, Ill., she moved to Mentone from Peoria 10 years ago. She was married Feb. 2, 1926 to Macy WARREN, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gerald L. ROSS, Mentone, and Raymond J. ROSS, Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Francis NEUST and Mrs. Grace SIMMONS, and a brother, Howard BRADY, all of Peoria, and five grandchildren.
Last 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 Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 3, 1965

[no obits]

Monday, July 5, 1965

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, July 6, 1965

Alpheus Alderfer
Alpheus "Pete" ALDERFER, 72, R.R. 1, Culver, died Monday at 3:20 p.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an illness of two years.
Born Nov. 17, 1892, near Argos, he was a longtime resident of the Argos community. His parents were John and Lila ULRICH ALDERFER. His marriage was Sept. 23, 1922, at Culver, to Edna LOSER, who survives.
Mr. Alderfer was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church, Argos Lions club, for many yeas he was trombonist in the Argos Citizens band and also played in the Lions state band.
Also surviving are two sons, Harold [ALDERFER], Michigan City, and Glen [ALDERFER], Carlisle, O.; six grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Lela GOFF, Bourbon; Mrs. Flossie LOSER, Noblesville; Mrs. Ida SMITH, Bourbon; Mrs. Lodema JOHNSON, South Bend; Mrs. Henry (Ruth) KENDELL, Argos; one step-sister, Mrs. Georgia MORIARITY, Argos; two beothers, Clayton [ALDERFER], Knox, and Jennings [ALDERFER], Plymouth. One brother, Fred [ALDERFER, died in 1961.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Poplar Grove Methodist church with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Thursday, then at the church an hour before the service.

Wedmesday, July 7, 1965

[no obits]

Thursday, July 8, 1965

Edna G. Osborn
Mrs. Edna G. OSBORN, 73, a lifetime resident of the Tiosa community northeast of Rochester, died about midnight Wedesday in South Bend Memorial hospital. Seriously ill five weeks she had been a patient 12 days.
Mrs. Osborn, who had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Robert (Catherine) LEWIS, since the death of her husband in June, 1956, had walked with the aid of crutches for 22 years.
Born in Tiosa June 26, 1892, she was the daughter of Henry and Maria KNAUFF MECHLING. She was married to Harry M. OSBORN Dec. 25, 1912 in Tiosa. She was a lifetime member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving with the daughter are two grandsons, James and William LEWIS, both R.R. 5, Rocheter, and three great-grandsons. A son died in infancy and a brother, Delbert MECHLING, also preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. Gene ECKERLEY officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry at Richland Center. Friends may call at the home of the daughter after 7 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday and at the church for one hour before services. The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, July 9, 1965

Nora E. Bowell
Mrs. Nora E. BOWELL, 90, 611 East 14th street, died at 3:15 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home following an illness of six years. She had lived in this city 46 years.
Born in Argos Sept. 6, 1874, she was the daughter of Jacob and Ella TAYLOR WICKIZER. She was married July 15, 1900 in Argos to James BOWELL, Sr., who died Oct. 4, 1953. The Bowells moved to Rochester from Argos and Mr. Bowell joined the firm of the late Harold and Floyd Van TRUMP. Mr. Bowell later was employed as a pressman by The Sentinel.
Mrs. Bowell ws a member of the Argos Christian church and the Onawa and Past Time clubs in Rochester.
Surviving are a son, James BOWELL, Jr., Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. William (Hope) SOWERS, Rochester; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A son, Glen [BOWELL], a daughter, Mary Ellen [BOWELL], and a sister, Mrs. William COREY of Argos, preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

William Kickert
Word has been received here of the death June 29 of William KICKERT, 57, Palos Hills, Ill. Interment was in the Fairmont cemetery in Palos Hills.
Surviving are the wife, Vivian [KICKERT]; a daughter, Mrs. Jean NICHOLS; twelve grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John RADKE, San Bernardino, Cal; Mrs. Martin BRASCHLER, Lansing, Ill; Mrs. Claude SHOEMAKER, Argos. Another sister, Josephine KARPAL, preceded in death.
His grandparents were the late William and Lydia BIDDINGER, Rochester.

Saturday, July 10, 1965

[no obits]

Monday, July 12, 1965

Ella Brown
Mrs. Ella BROWN, 62, Monterey, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital in Rochester. She had been ill about eight months.
Born Nov. 2, 1902, in Ohio, she was the daughter of Jesse and Ira SHACKLEORD. She had lived in Monterey the past 30 years, coming there from Hammond.
She married Elmer BROWN, who survives. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Monterey American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving with the husband are three sons, Howard BROWN, Culver; Mervin BROWN, Hebron, and Lowell BROWN, Argos, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Monterey Methodist church with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 11 a.m. Tuesdsay and at the church from 1-2 p.m.

Lucy B. Voreis
Mrs. Lucy B. VOREIS, 81, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fairview nursing home south of Plymouth. She had been ill eight months. Mrs. Voreis was a lifetime resident of the Poplar Grove community and had resided there the last four years with her brother, Lawrence HISSONG, R.R. 3, Argos.
Born Oct. 8, 1883, she was the daughter of Hamilton and Mary Jane DINSMORE HISSONG. She was married Dec. 24, 1904, to Delbert VOREIS, who died in 1956.
She was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church and WSCS.
Surviving are a twin brother, Lawrence HISSONG, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Poplar Grove Methodist church with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 1 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, July 13, 1965

Archie C. Webb
Archie C. WEBB, 70, Fulton, died of a heart attack at his home at 8:30 p.m. Monday. Mr. Webb, a retired farmer, lived in Fulton county 37 years, coming here from Michigan.
Born July 9, 1885, in Paw Paw, Mich., he was the son of Frank and Bertha WOODMAN WEBB. He was married Jan. 8, 1921, in Decatur, Mich., to Henrietta Van DENBERG.
Mr. Webb was a member of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church, Kewanna American Legion and World War I Barracks 479 at Rochester.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, Robert [WEBB], Honolulu, Hawaii, and Richard [WEBB], Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne BLACKMAN, LaPaz; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Harry [WEBB], Paw Paw, Mich., and Robert [WEBB], Richmond, Mich.; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy ROBINSON, Saginaw, Mich.; Mrs. Ruth JAMES, Detroit; Mrs. Donna MORAN, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Miss Ella WEBB, New York City. A son, Franklin [WEBB], preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochestr I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Anna Newcomb
Mrs. Anna NEWCOMB, 89, longtime resident of the Richland Center community, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill about two months.
Born Nov. 4, 1875, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Henry and Eliza SISSEL ALDERFER. She was married Oct. 6, 1894, to Willard NEWCOMB, who died in 1951.
Mrs. Newcomb spent most of her life in Fulton county and was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are a daugher, Mrs. Alpha (Ruth) OVERMYER, Richland Center; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman fneral home in Argos, with the Rev. E. E. MILLER officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Rhonda E. Whetstone
Graveside rites were held July 4 at the Tippecanoe cemetery for Rhonda E. WHETSTONE, daughter of Daniel and Linda OLDFATHER WHETSTONE, who was stillborn at Parkview Memorial hospital in Plymouth.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Everett WHETSTONE, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Art OLDFATHER, R.R. 4, Rochester.

Wednesday, July 14, 1965

George A. Hickle
George A. HICKLE, 62, Kewanna, died Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
Born Jan. 1, 1903, he was the son of Clem and Rose HIZER HICKLE. His marriage was at Winamac to Eva WHITE, who survives.
Mr. Hickle had been an employee of the C&O railroad for 42 years. He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ, the Kewanna Masonic lodge and the Logansport Eagles lodge.
Also surviving are two sons, Harold [HICKLE], Kewanna, and Howard [HICKLE], Lakeville; his mother, Mrs. Rose HICKLE, Kewanna; one brother, Elmer [HICKLE], Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Elsie ANWILER, Monticello, and six grandchildren.
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewana with burial in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Archie C. Webb
Last rites for Archie C. WEBB, 70, Fulton, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Webb died of a heart attack at his home at 8:30 p.m. Monday. He had lived in Fulton county 37 years.
Among the survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Wayne BLACKBURN of LaPaz, who was identified as Mrs. Wayne BLACKMAN in a previous story.

Thursday, July 15, 1965

Margaret Adams
Last rites were held today in Huntington for Mrs. Margaret ADAMS, 47, of that city, who died suddenly Monday.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George WAECHTER of Akron. Surviving are the mother and a daughter, Mrs. Jerry RICHARDSON, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Gordon [WAECHTER], Fort Wayne, and an aunt, Mrs. Ed KEEBLER, Rochester.

Friday, July 16, 1965

[no obits]

Saturday, July 17, 1965

John C. Yost
John Calvin YOST, 95, Culver, died at 6:35 p.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks. He had lived in Culver for nine years.
Born in Americus, Ind., March 3, 1870, he was the son of Isaac P. and Mary Jane LOWMAN YOST. He lived in North Dakota for many years before moving to Culver. He was a farmer until his retirement. Mr. Yost was married in North Dakota to Margaret May MITCHELL, who died in 1947.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Elsa DOMER, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Kenneth (Blanche) RIDDLE, South Bend; Mrs. Dorothy ORTEZ, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Everett (Doris) FEECE, Argos; three sons, Russell [YOST], Burr Oak, Mich., and John and Bernard [YOST], both of Redwood City, Cal.; eighteen grandchildren, and thirty-six great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Warren SORENSON officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, July 19, 1965

Clara M. Harter
Clara M. HARTER, 88, formerly of Akron, died Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at a Tampa (Fla.) nursing home.
Born Jan. 13, 1877, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Sanford and Levy RHODES ZOLMAN. A longtime Akron resident, she had lived since 1962 with a son, Lebo [HARTER], in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her marriage was in 1895 to Clem C. HARTER, who died in 1950.
Mrs. Harter attended the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Surviving, besides the son, are one brother, Carrie ZOLMAN, Ashley, Ind., and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. 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 Thursday noon.

Charles E. Murphy
Charles E. MURPHY, 83, died suddenly at his home in Macy at 11:20 p.m. Sunday of a heart attack. He had resided in Macy since 1929, moving there from Howard county.
Born April 19, 1882, in Howard county, he was the son of William A. and Mary MARTIN MURPHY. He was married Dec. 26, 1914, in Miami county to Mary Jane CLINGENPEEL who preceded in death.
Mr. Murphy was a retired employee of the General Tire company in Wabash. He was a member of the Roann E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Eva) HISEY, Macy, and Mrs. Doyle (Thelma) HISEY, Argos; a son, Gail [MURPHY], Wabash; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A daughter and son and six brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery in Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday until services Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 20, 1965

Clyde Beatty
Ventura, Cal. (AP) -- "I want people to see me close," Clyde BEATTY used to say, "I'll give them anything. I'll give them anything. But not that one thing . . . I won't give my life."
And he didn't.
The famed wild-animal trainer, his body criss-crossed with claw and fang marks from 40 years of facing death in the ring, lost his battle Monday to an inner enemy -- cancer. He was 61.
Beatty, who was mauled more than 100 times in his career by lions and tigers, lost most of his stomach in an operation in July, 1964. But he resumed his wild animal act last April on Long Island, N.Y., with two and three shows a day.
The next month he suffered a hemorrhage and returned to his home, but refused to announce his retirement, saying "I'll never quit."
He was hospitalized two weeks ago. Only a nurse was with him when he died. His wife Jane [BEATTY] had just left, after he seemed to rally.
For Beatty, it was a quiet end to a thrill-packed, dangerous career that made him a hero to millions of circus-goers for four decades.
He was born in Bainbridge, O., and at 6, when his father died, he began working at odd jobs. At 16, he ran away and joined Howe's circus, watering elephants and cleaning cages.
Later he was to dominate cages that contained as many as 40 lions and tigers at one time. He also wrote best-selling adventure accounts and appeared in movies that still thrill today's youngsters on television.
Beatty's first animal-training subject, shortly after joining Howe's, was a hippopotamus he taught to haul a cart and follow the clown. Next year he graduated to five polar bears when the regular trainer left. Beatty added 10 more bears.
From there he moved on to a mixed group of two lions, two tigers, two pumas, three leopards, three hyenas and two polar bears.
He was a thrilling sight in the ring. Though only 5-feet-6 and 159 pounds, he made a heroic impression as the spotlight pierced the dark circus tent and picked out the graceful figure in the white shirt.
And his neat handling of the wild jungle animals, which he said he could train but never quite tame, always brought the audience to its feet.
One person who never enjoyed seeing Beatty in the ring was his widow and third wife, the former singer-comedienne Jane ABEL. "I couldn't take it," she said. "I stayed in his dressing room and when I heard the music play even a few bars too long, I got a horrible feeling that something had gone wrong--that the cats were giving pappy a bad time."
Their son, Clyde [BEATTY], Jr., 13, also did not share his father's interest in wild animals.
Beatty also leaves a daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Joyce FERGUSON of Peru, Ind.
It was at Peru in the winter of 1932 that Beatty had his first real brush with death. Then, 28, he already had top billing with the Hagenback-Wallace circus. While rehearsing his act with two dozen big cats, a 500-lb. Nubian lion sprang at him and was joined by two others. Beatty was carried around like a rag doll by the biggest lion before finally freed. He was unconscious 12 days before finally recovering.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of The Hills in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.
Beatty in City
Clyde Beatty is well-remembered in Rochester, for he spent most of the winters here in the years 1933-38. At that time he was a headliner act with the Cole Brothers circus which had its winter quarters north of the city.
Beatty joined the Cole show shortly after it was formed in 1933 and left it in 1938, two years before the winter quarters were destroyed by a disastrous fire. The Beattys resided at that time in the house at the northeast corner of Pontiac and Sixth streets.
In 1960, Beatty returned to Rochester with his own circus and made a repeat visit two years later.

Wednesday, July 21, 1965

Bertha E. Calvin
Miss Bertha Elizabeth CALVIN, 84, died at 11:30 p.m. tuesday at her home, R.R. 1, Kewanna, following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 13, 1880, near Kewanna, she was the daughter of William and Melissa TONER CALVIN. She had spent all her life in the Kewanna community.
Miss Calvin was a member of the Kewanna Christian church.
Surviving are a sister, Edna CALVIN, at home; two brothers, Frank CALVIN, at home, and Arthur CALVIN, West Sacramento, Cal., and nieces and nephews.
Rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Elga Sanders
Elga SANDERS, 77, died this morning at 6:15 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital after a year's illness. He resided with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William WAGONER, 329 West 10th street.
Born June 24, 1888 in Kosciusko county, he had spent his life in the Culver and Rochester communities except 25 years in Anderson. A meat cutter, he worked at the former Snapp and Swartwood groceries here. Also an ardent baseball fan, he had played in the minor leagues as a youth. His parents were Minard and Lillie CLEMONS SANDERS.
Mr. Sanders was a member of the Eagles lodge at Anderson.
Surviving are one son, John [SANDERS], Bement, Ill.; the daughter, Mrs. William (Evelyn) WAGONER, Rochester; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Alonzo Keen
Alonzo "Lonnie" Newton KEEN, 63, who resided on Idlewild drive at the west shore of Lake Manitou, died this morning at 4 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill since June 9.
Born Dec. 14, 1901, in Scottsville, Ky., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James KEEN. A resident of Rochester since 1954, he lived in Indianapolis during the week for employment at the Link-Belt company as a welder. Mr. Keen had retired from that job May 13.
His marriage was Feb. 16, 1946, at Jeffersonville, to Gertrude HOFFMAN, who survives. He was a member of the Baptist church, Manitou Post of VFW, and Masonic lodge at Scottsville.
Also surviving are one son, Dessie [KEEN], Indianapolis, and one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Eva) MONTGOMERY, Indianapolis; six grandchildren, four brothers and one sister.
The body has been removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the G. H. Hermann funeral home in Indianapolis. Last rites and burial will be in that city but are incomplete.

Thursday, July 22, 1965

Swan Pearson
Swan PEARSON, 84, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 4:45 a.m. today at his residence after an illness of two years.
Born Dec. 14, 1880, in Sweden, he came to this country as a small boy. His parents were Nels and Signe ANDERSON PEARSON. His marriage was March 20, 1905, at Armstrong, Ill., to Clara Ann WERNIGK, who died in 1937.
He was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge, Lutheran church at Paxton, Ill.
Surviving are six children, Lawrence [PEARSON], Baltimore; Mrs. Agnes ULERICK, Twelve Mile; Harry [PEARSON], R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Esther MUSSELMAN, Twelve Mile; Glen [PEARSON], Twelve Mile; Clarke [PEARSON], Rensselaer; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred [PEARSON], Paxton, Ill.; and four sisters, Mrs. Mellie JONAS, Chicago, Mrs. Lilie PETERSON, Evanston, Ill.; Mrs. Ellen WESTLUND, Elmhurst, Ill., and Mrs. Linda BONTARZ, Paxton, Ill. One daughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the country chapel of McCain funerl home, Ind. 16 and U.S. 31 intersection. The Rev. Russell WILBUR will officiate and burial will be in the Skinner Chapel cemetery in Cass county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, July 23, 1965

Patricia Davisson
Miss Patricia DAVISSON, 50, former resident of Rochester, died Thursday in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, where she had been a patient since June 16. She suffered second degree burns over 35 percent of her body when her bed caught fire in a nursing home in that city. She was the daughter of Owen DAVISSON and Mrs. Carrie S. THARP, 1433 North Penn. street, and attended school here until her parents moved to Indianapolis.
Greenview Manor nursing home authorities said Miss Davisson evidently dropped a lighted cigarette into her bed clothing. The fire was not reported to the Indianapolis fire department. Mrs. Tharpe has requested an autopsy to determine the exact cause of her daughter's death and stated that she had never been given an explanation as to why the patient was left unattended in the nursing home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, July 24, 1965

[no obits]

Monday, July 26, 1965

John Kabzinski
John KABZINSKI, 63, died Sunday at the Madison general hospital in Madison, Wis., of cancer after a brief illness. He resided at Lake Lawrence lodge, Oxford, Wis.
His widow is the former Bessie DAVIS, ex-resident of Rochester and Winamac.
Born in Poland June 24, 1902, Mr. Kabzinski had spent most of his life in South Bend. Also surviving are five sons, Stanley [KABZINSKI], Texas; Richard [KABZINSKI], Mishawaka; John [KABZINSKI], Jr., Spain; Joseph [KABZINSKI], Louisville, and Robert [KABZINSKI], South Bend; and two daughters, Evelyn RINGH, Lexington, Ky., and Loretta PALUMBO, Elkhart.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Colonial chapel in South Bend with burial in St. Joseph cemetery, that city. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, July 27, 1965

Ruth Wooldridge
Mrs. Ruth (MARTIN) GROSSMAN WOOLDRIDGE, 55, a Rochester resident the past 20 years, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 11 months.
Mrs. Wooldridge resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
Born April 13, 1910, at LaPaz, she was the daughter of Leo and Blonda THOMPSON MARTIN and had spent most of her younger life in the Argos community.
She was married to Harold GROSSMAN in March, 1932. He died in April, 1961. Her second marriage was July 3, 1964, to Donald WOOLDRIDGE, who survives.
An employee of the Rochester Telephone company, she belonged to the First Christian church and Order of Eastern Star in Rochester.
Also surviving is one daughter, Jeri Rae GROSSMAN, at home.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Last rites will be in the First Christian church at 2 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call there from 1-2 p.m. The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Emmor Reed
Emmor D. REED, 65, Fulton, died this morning at 5:30 o'clock in Adams County hospital at Decatur from injuries sustained Monday afternoon in a truck accident.
According to the Adams county sheriff's office, Reed was enroute north on U.S. 27, a mile north of Berne, at 11:15 a.m. Monday. He was driving his 1964 Chevrolet dump truck and was employed to haul hot-mix for the Mashberger Brothers Stone company. The highway is being resurvaced in that area.
A woman, driving behind the Reed truck, told sheriff's deputies that she saw Reed's hat blow out the window and noticed that his arm lunged out the window in an attempt to retrieve it.
The truck went out of control to the right for 25 feet and crashed into a ditch about 12 feet deep. Richard LINN, Adams county coroner, said this morning after an autopsy that Reed's death was caused by fractured neck and severe head injuries.
Damage to the truck was estimated at $1,000. The Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton will be in charge of last rites, which are incomplete.

Wednesday, July 28, 1965

Arlie Mann
Funeral rites were held Tuesday for Mrs. Arlie L. (FUNK] MANN, 54, wife of the Rev. John MANN, pastor of the Assembly of God church at Blanford. Burial was in Sugar Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Mann died Saturday in the Vermillion county hospital. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Verlie SMITH, Elkhart, and Rebecca and Dianne Lynn [MANN] at home; one brother, Forest FUNK, Rochester, and three grandchildren.

Emmor D. Reed
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Emmor D. REED, 65, Fulton.
The Rev. William KEITH and the Rev. James RANARD will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Reed was killed Monday morning when he lost control of his dump truck and crashed into a ditch on U.S. 27, a mile north of Berne. He was hauling hot-mix for resurfacing of the road in that area.
A lifetime resident of the Fulton community, he was born in Fulton county Sept. 16, 1899, the son of James and Bertha DOUD REED. His marriage was March 18, 1924, in Logansport to Doris HEARELL, who survives.
Mr. Reed was a member of the Eagles lodge here and of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are a son, James [REED], Leesburg; one granddaughter; one step-grandson; one brother, Clarence [REED], R.R. 2, Kewanna, and a sister, Mrs. Lydia EASTERDAY, Fulton.

Donald K. Duncan
Last rites were held today in Kokomo for Donald Keith DUNCAN, 26, Kokomo, former Fulton county resident who was killed in a traffic accident Monday.
Duncan's station wagon was struck broadside by a diesel engine at a railroad crossing in Howard county. Born in Fulton county, he was the son of Deniece and Mildred BOWEN DUNCAN.
Surviving are the wife, Marianna [DUNCAN]; three daughters; one brother; one sister and grandparents.

Thursday, July 29, 1965

Paul Spotts Emrick
Paul Spotts EMRICK, the Rochester native who earned a national reputation as musician, band director and innovator of marching band menauvers, died Wednesday at 11 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He was 81 years of age.
Prof. Emrick retired in 1954 as director of Purdue university's All-American marching band, which in 49 years he had built into a nationwide prominence. He returned to his native city in 1956 and resided since on the south shore of Lake Manitou.
Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage, sustained early Tuesday morning at his home.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Allan BYRNE 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 until 11 a.m. Saturday, and at the church from Saturday noon until the hour of service.
Members of the Rochester Rotary club, of which Mr. Emrick was a member, will serve as casket bearers.
Prof. Emrick, in nearly a half-century as head of the Purdue band, revolutionized the performance of all college marching bands. He was the first to have a band break ranks and form block letters, in 1907. This began the development of the elaborate halftime shows now staged by college bands at football games.
His Purdue band also was the first to perform in illuminated night formations, gyrating letter formations, to use fanfare trumpets and to use massed lyrabells. All now are standard procedures.
Born March 30, 1884, in Rochester, he was the son of Levi and Sarah Alice SPOTTS EMRICK and came from a musical family.
His parents operated the Emrick and Metcalf millinery store in the 600 block of Main street, where Swank cleaners now is located. But his father also was director of the Citizens band, his mother a painter of note. An uncle had organized a band here in 1856; it became the 187th Regimental Band in the Civil War and played before President Lincoln when he reviewed Union troops at the close of the war.
Mr. Emrick graduated from Rochester high school in 1904 and directed musical groups that played for dances and dramatic groups here. He enrolled at Purdue to study electrical engineering in 1904 and immediately joined the university band.
The next year the band elected him its director and he continued in that role 49 years.
Meanwhile, he obtained a degree in 1908 and served as professor of electrical engineering on the Purdue faculty until 1946, along with his band direction.
Many honors came to the Purdue band during his tenure. It led the parade of returning Indiana soldiers at Indianapolis in 1919 after World War I, gave the first all-illuminated night performance at Northwestern university in 1935, was a featured performer yearly at the 500-Mile Race.
Prof. Emrick's musical genius extended to composing. He wrote many marches. In 1925 one of these so impressed the famed director, John Phillip Sousa, that the latter asked him to lead the Sousa band during a Purdue performance. Sousa also gave Emrick a cup designating the Purdue band as the best college group in the country.
At Purdue, Mr. Emrick was responsible for much of the planning that resulted in the construction of the Music Hall, where a large portrait of him now hangs in the main lobby. He also designed the famed six-feet diameter bass drum in 1937 that Purdue claims as the world's largest.
A veteran of World War I, he also was a contemporary and close personal friend of the late Knute Rockne, famous Notre Dame football coach.
Over 6,000 students passed under Prof. Emrick's supervision during his 49 years as band director at the West Lafayette campus.
He was a member of the Grace Methodist church here, past president of the Lafayette Rotary club and past president and founder of the Lake Manitou Association.
His first marriage was in 1907 at Rochester to Martha BRADY, who died in 1942. His second marriage was at Lafayette in 1946 to Adeline DAVIS, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Lt. Gen. Paul Stanley EMRICK, U.S. Air Force, Hickam Field, Honolulu, and one daughter, Mrs. John (Rosalind) CHRISTENSEN, San Diego, Cal A sister, Mrs. Besse WHARTON, preceded in death.
[See: EMRICK, Paul Spotts, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK.]

Friday, July 30, 1965

[no obits]

Saturday, July 31, 1965

John P. Spear
John P. SPEAR, 77, died at 1:15 a.m. today at his residence, R.R. 5, Rochester, in the Tiosa community. He had been in failing health 18 years.
Born June 18, 1888, at Canna, Yugoslavia, he came to the United States at the age of 17 years. He had lived in the Tiosa area 10 years, moving from Hammond.
His marriage was in September, 1921, in Chicago, to Mary FISHER, who survives. His parents were Vince and Kahryn SPEAR. Mr. Spear was employed by the General American Steel corporation in East chicago until retirement 13 years ago.
He was a member of the St. Joseph's church.
Also surviving are six daughters, Mrs. John (Katherine) MACKEY, Valparaiso; Mrs. Thomas (Mary) BOJUCKI, East Chicago; Mrs. Andrew (Rosie) KAYTOR, Mrs. Victor (Ann) SMITH, Mrs. George (Helen) PONTIUS, and Miss Denise SPEAR, all of Hammond; five sons, John [SPEAR], Jr., and Frank [SPEAR], Hammond; Michael [SPEAR], East Chicago; Robert [SPEAR], Larson Air Force Base, Wash.; Ronald [SPEAR], Rochester; twenty-four grandchildren, two sisters, Frances and Ann [SPEAR, both in Yugoslavia.
Last rites are set tentatively for 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Bosco church in Hammond with Father John BART officiating. Burial will be in St. John cemetery there. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday. The rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. Sunday. The body will be removed to the Solan funeral home in Hammond, where friends may call after Monday noon.

Charles Smoker
Charles SMOKER, 92, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of complications. Ill one year, he had been in serious condition four weeks.
Born April 19, 1873, in Chanute, Kan., he was the son of Christian and Suzanne DAWALD SMOKER. He married Tressie MILLER, Dec. 24, 1898, at Akron. A retired farmer, he had spent his lifetime around Akron.
Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Goldie) FERREE, Mrs. Mildred CLARK, Mrs. Lewis (Margaret) SLAYBAUGH, Mrs. Odie (Thelma) SAUSAMAN, all of Akron, and Mrs. Loyd (Blanche) SWICK, Rochester; a son, Doyne [SMOKER], Akron; a sister, Mrs. Emma BURKETT, Rochester; a brother, Albert [SMOKER], Akron; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating, assisted by the Rev. Forrest CARLSON. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Sunday until services Monday.

Monday, August 2, 1965

Joseph L. Ewing
Joseph L. EWING, 77, prominent Rochester businessman who had been a retail merchant here 60 years, died Sunday at 10:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Friday morning.
Death was due to a heart ailment and was unexpected by family and friends.
Mr. Ewing, who resided at 913 Monroe street, owned the Ewing Brothers grocery at Ninth and Monroe streets for 40 years with his brother, Delbert [EWING]. After five years' operation of a restaurant at Lake Manitou he assumed management of the B & B men's wear store here 15 years ago. Mr. Ewing was active in that business at the time of his death.
He served a term on the City Council, was a member of the Rochester city schools' board of trustees for 12 years, and belonged to the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge for 53 years. He also was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, First Baptist church and the Chamber of Commerce.
Born Sept. 28, 1887, in Fulton county, he was the son of William and Margaret NICODEMUS EWING and had spent his life in this community. His marriage was at Frankfort June 14, 1931, to Amelia DOYLE, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Miss Joan EWING of Rochester, a teacher in the Logansport schools, and Mrs. Philip (Mary Catherine) McCARTER, Converse; three grandchildren, Ann, David and John McCARTER; two sisters, Mrs. Marie SWINDEMAN, Logansport, and Mrs. William (Bertha) KADER, Sanford, Fla.; one brother, J. Delbert EWING, Maitland, Fla., and nieces and nephews. A sister, Edith [EWING], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 3, 1965

Lucile P. Wallace
Mrs. Lucile P. WALLACE, 67, died at 8:05 p.m. Monday in South Bend. She resided with her son, Dee [WALLACE], in South Bend. She had been seriously ill for the past year.
Born Feb. 9, 1898, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Charles and Indiana BAKER KILMER. She was married July 18, 1920, to Dee C. WALLACE, who died May 25, 1962.
Mrs. Wallace spent most of her life in the Rochester community except for about 10 years at Burlington and Peru. She was a member of the First Christian church in Rochester.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sam (Virginia) BURCH, Indianapolis; a son, Dee [WALLACE], South Bend; two grandsons, Steve WALLACE, South Bend, and Denny BURCH, Indianapolis, and numerous nieces and nephews. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home in Rochester. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 4, 1965

Emma B. Swango
Mrs. Emma B. SWANGO, 80, died this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Miller nursing home here, where she had been a patient the past year.
Last rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Lowell Myers
Lowell MYERS, 66, retired Kewanna farmer, died Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the St. Joseph hospital at Logansport.
A native of this county, he was born March 11, 1889, the son of William and Lucy MASTERS MYERS. His marriage was to Jessie SMITH, who died in May.
Mr. Myers was a member of the Lutheran church. The only survivors are nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.

Thursday, August 5, 1965

Dorothy F. Miller
Mrs. Dorothy Fern MILLER, 53, died at 6:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Miller, who formerly resided at 404 West Ninth street, had been ill 18 years with an arthritic condition.
Born March 11, 1912, in Mishawaka, she was the daughter of Charles and Alice LIEDACKER BERON. She was married March 10, 1935, in Mishawaka, to Harold V. MILLER, a postal employee in Rochester. She moved to Rochester from Mishawaka.
Surviving with the husband and father are a sister, Mrs. Jack (Betty) MUNSEE, Terre Haute and several aunts and uncles. Two sons preceded in death. Larry Lee [MILLER] died Dec. 17, 1958, and Charles V. [MILLER] died in infancy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen D. BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Emma B. Swango
Mrs. Emma Bell SWANGO, 80, Rochester, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller nursing home. She had been a patient in the home for one year.
Born July 15, 1885, she was the daughter of Lee and Amanda LATCHAW FLYNN. She was married in 1906 to Jacob GOOD, who died in 1929, and later married Lewis SWANGO, who also preceded in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edna SWANGO and Mrs. Wilie (Leona) SWANGO, both of Rochester; a son, William GOOD, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Ben SWEET, Rochester, six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A daughter, a son, a sister and four brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Glen MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Elias Etchason
Elias ETCHASON, 77, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 5:30 a.m. today at his home. He had been ill 2 1/2 years.
He was born May 28, 1888, in Mason, Ill., the son of Henry and Hannah LANNER ETCHASON. He married Mollie BROWN in 1910 in Illinois.
Mr. Etchason had lived near Argos for the last two years, moving from Delong. He had lived a few years at Fredricktown, Mo., and several years at Gary. He retired from U.S. Steel at Gary in 1954.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Homer (Flossie) SHAFFER, Oakwood, O.; a son, Howard [ETCHASON], R.R. 2, Argos; two brothers, William [ETCHASON], Edgewood, Ill., and Homer [ETCHASON], Chesterton; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Friday, August 6, 1965

Narpha G. Lockwood
Mrs. [Narpha] G. LOCKWOOD, 80, Deedsville, died at 6 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of five months.
Born April 26, 1885, in Richland township, Miami county, she was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah YIKE DAWALD. She was married March 15, 1902, in Deedsville to William Asher LOCKWOOD, who died in 1950.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edna GOTTSCHALK, R.R. 1, Rochestr, and Mrs. Nancy HICKS and Mrs. Betty CARR, both of Argos; a son, Victor [LOCKWOOD], Kamrar, Ia.; two brothers, Dewey DAWALD, Macy, and Noah DAWALD, Logansport; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A son preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home, Ind. 16 and U.S. 31, with the Rev. Kenneth FREELAND officiating. Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Monday, August 9, 1965

Joseph W. Dickerhoff
Joseph W. DICKERHOFF, 75, Akron, died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill for about 5 1/2 years and seriously ill for the last three months.
Born March 22, 1890, in Fulton county, he was the son of John and Katherine PRICE DICKERHOFF. He was married in Novemer 1914, to Opal HART.
Mr. Dickerhoff was a cabinet maker and also was employed at the Leckrone and Day hardward stores in Akron for the last 19 years. He served on the town board from 1956-60 and was a member of the Akron Co-operative Brethren church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. William (Jerry) SHEARER, Bourbon; four grandchildren; a brother, Fred [DICKERHOFF], Akron; five sisters, Mrs. Levi (Cora) HARPER, Rochester; Mrs. Anthony (Emma) KROFT, Denver; Mrs. Harvey (Bessie) KRIEG, Akron; Mrs. Harold (Susan) HENDERSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Frank (Doshia) COMER, Akron. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Akron Co-operative Brethren church with the Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Arthur GISH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday and from 9-10 a.m. at the church Wednesday.

Alonzo A. Walters
Alonzo A. "Lon" WALTERS, 82, Mentone, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at his home. He had been ill for about five years.
Born June 9, 1883, near Packerton, Ind., he was the son of Abraham and Nancy Jane MATHEWS WALTERS. His first marriage was to Golda HARSH, who died in 1918. He married Hazel CLYMER POWERS Nov. 1, 1919.
Mr. Walters was a retired farmer and Mentone town marshal from 1955-57. He had resided in Mentone 27 years, moving there from the Talma area.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Harold H. [WALTERS[, Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Cleo) KELLY, Granger; two step-daughters, Mrs. Earl (Ruth) DAVIS, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Edward (Margaret) SOUTHER, R.R. 1, Argos; ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A son, David Eral [WALTERS], preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Howard O. ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the memorial home.

Tuesday, August 10, 1965

Roscoe O. Campbell
A 33-year-old Kings Lake woman was charged with first degree murder today in the shooting of a 61-year-old Kings Lake man near his home in the Aubbeenaubbee township community Monday afternoon.
Charged in Justice Abe Caldwell's court and bound over to the Fulton county gand jury was Mrs. Denitha C. CLARK, mother of seven children.
Signing the affidavit ws Sheriff Willard CLARK, who said the woman told him and Prosecutor William MORRIS she shot Roscoe O. CAMPBELL from 150 feet away with a J. C. Higgins Model 20 12-gauge pump action repeater shotgun. Campbell died a few minuts later.
Mrs. Clark was taken into custody by Sheriff Clark and Deputy Mike MAHONEY and is being held in Fulton county jail to await grand jury investigation.
Prosecutor Morris said he will ask the grand jury be called into session when Judge Frederick RAKESTRAW of Fulton circuit court returns from a trip out of the city. Morris said he will ask the grand jury for a first degree murder indictment.
Mrs. Clark, who surrendered peaceably to Sheriff Clark and Mahoney at her home a mile north of the shooting scene, has requested an attorney's services. She talked with her hsband, Wilbert [CLARK], in jail Monday night.
Sheriff Clark and Morris said that Mrs. Clark told them she had had an affair with Campbell. She had been in the offices of both men Monday morning asking to lodge a complaint against Campbell. She was told that she had no cause for legal action against him and she left the city.
The shooting took place at 12:45 p.m. while the victim's wife, Mrs. Della CAMPBELL, 58, was talking to the sheriff's office on the telephone in her home.
She was telling officers that she had seen Mrs. Clark drive up in the Campbell's grocery store service station at Kings Lake and get out of the car with a gun in her hand. As Mrs. Campbell was talking, she heard a shot.
Sheriff Clark and Mahoney arrived at the scene about the same time as the Foster & Good ambulance. Campbell was dead. The officers then went to Mrs. Clark's home, apprehended her and obtained the shotun she said she used.
A witness, Robert B. KIRKLAND, Indianapolis, who is staying at the Tippecanoe Shores resort area along the Tippecanoe river, was in the store when Mrs. Clark arrived.
He said Campell saw Mrs. Clark approaching the store with the shotgun and went outside to meet her. Campbell asked her why she had the gun and she said she wanted to talk with him, Kirkland said.
Campbell returned to the store and then ran out a side door toward his home 200 feet away. Mrs. Clark followed him to the screen door and fired the gun through the screen, officers said.
Campbell dropped to the ground 50 feet from his home, mortally wounded. Kirkland and George ISRAEL, Kings Lake arrived seconds after the shooting carried Campbell to the porch of his home. They said Campbell died minutes later.
An autopsy was performed Monday afternoon by Dr. Clarence C. COBB, Logansport pathologist, with State Police Sgt. James I. JOHNSON of Rochester and Dr. William RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, assisting.
The autopsy revealed 62 shotgun pellets imbedded in the body, including one in the heart that was the primary cause of death and others in the lungs and the liver.
Sgt. Johnson, whom Dr. Cobb asked to assist in the autopsy, took some pellets from internal organs, blood, tissue and articles of clothing to the state police crime laboratory in Indianapolis. These items will be analyzed and preserved in case they are needed.
The shotgun that Mrs. Clark said she used holds five shells in its magazine. There were two high-velocity shells filled with No. 2 shot in the gun at the time of the shooting.
Officers said Mrs. Clark fired once, ejected the shell and the second shell automatically went into the firing chamber. Later she ejected the unfired shell, emptying the gun.
Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, who had been married 34 years, moved to Kings Lake from Indianapolis 21 months ago and opened Campbell's variety store.
The Clark family moved to Kings Lake more than two years ago from Chicago. Mrs. Clark is a graduate of the Crenshow County Training school in Birmingham, Ala., and attended Booker T. Washington Business college in Birmingham for two years.
The seven Clark children, ranging in age from two months to 11 years, stayed Monday night at their home with a neighbor.
The husband and father was working out of the county at the time of the shooting.
The body was to be removed today from the Foster & Good funeral to the Willis funeral home in Indianapolis.

Hollis N. Blair
Hollis Nolan BLAIR, 96, Winamac, died at 5 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Olive GALBREATH, in Winamac.
Born March 2, 1869, in Kewanna, he was the son of Tyrannrus R. and Cordilia APT BLAIR. He was married March 18, 1894, to Frances SPANGLER, who died May 24, 1955.
Mr. Blair was a retired Erie railroad agent and was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church. Surviving are two daughers, Mrs. Helen SHADLE, Kewanna, and Mrs. Olive GALBREATH, Winamac; four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna with the Revs. Lawrence SMITH and William Leroy WISE officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 11, 1965 to Friday, August 13, 1965

[no obits]

Saturday, August 14, 1965

Linda Meyer
Miss Linda Diane MEYER, 15, Mentone, died at 1 p.m. Friday in Murphy Medical center at Warsaw, where she was admitted Thursday for an appendectomy. Complications following surgery were listed as cause of death.
Born in Rochester May 31, 1950, she was the daughter of Dean H. and Helen Anne CHAPMAN MEYER. She would have been a sophomore at Mentone high school in the fall. She attended the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving wih the parents are a brother, Dennis [MEYER], 14, at home, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell CHAPMAN, R.R. 5, Rochestr.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Mentone Methodist church with the Revs. Wayne JOHNSON, Athens, and Glen R. CAMPTON, Mentone, officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Elsie J. Reynolds
Mrs. Elsie J. REYNOLDS, 63, 409 Elizabeth street, collapsed and died unexpectedly at 3:50 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of Main street. She had been in failing health five years.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, she was born here Feb. 25, 1902 to George and Lyla PERRY FENSTERMAKER. She was married June 15, 1928 to Bert L. REYNOLDS, who survives. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving with the husband are two brothers, Albert FENSTERMAKER and Cecil FENSTERMAKER, both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Louise B. Tayler
Mrs. Louise BAILEY TAYLOR, 69, 609 Jefferson street, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at her residence following an illness of 1 1/2 years. She was the wife of Hubert TAYLOR, owner of Hubert's Shoes, Inc., 706 Main street.
Mrs. Taylor was born March 8, 1896 in the home in which she died. Her parents were Stilla P. and Essie MYERS BAILEY. She was married in her parents' home in Rochester Nov. 5, 1919. She was a member of Grace Methodist church, the WSCS of the church, Tri Kappa sorority, Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, John D. [TAYLOR], Columbus, O., and David B. [TAYLOR], Elmhurst, Ill.; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Margaret SHAFER, Rochester; three brothers, Max BAILEY, Elliott BAILEY and Byron BAILEY, all of Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A sister, Helen [WAGONER], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan D. BYRNE officiating. Burial I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Robert T. Miller
Funeral services for Robert Terry MILLER, 8, R.R. 1, Roann, who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Ind. 19 three miles south of Gilead at 7:25 p.m. Friday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Niconza church two miles south of Disko.
The Rev. Gene SCHWENK will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 10:30 a.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church for one hour before services.
Robert was riding on a motorcycle driven by his brother, Gary [MILLER], 14, which went into the path of a car driven by Charles SHAULL, 22, Akron. The vision of both drivers was obscured by high weeks. Neither Shaull nor his wife, Vivian [SHAULL], 21, were injured.
Gary Miller suffered compound fractures of both legs, both collarbones and pelvic bones and numerous other injuries. He is listed in critical condition in Wabash county hospital at Wabash.
Robert was born March 13, 1957 in Miami county to Russell and Bonnie BAHNEY MILLER. Surviving with the parents and the brother are the maternal grandmother, Ms. Nellie BAHNEY, Akron; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aud MILLER, Denver, and aunts and uncles.

Monday, August 16, 1965

J. Fred Sommers
J. Fred SOMMERS, 78, R.R. 1, Akron, a member of all orders of Masonry more than 50 years, died at noon Sunday at his home after an illness of two months.
Born Aug. 14, 1887 in Miami county, he had resided all his life in the community of his birth. He was the son of John Henry and Harriett ENGLEHARDT SOMMERS. A farmer, he was married in 1911 to Blanche HOOVER, who died in July of 1932.
Mr. Sommers was a member of the Gilead Methodist church, the Gilead F&AM 354, Gilead OES 246, the Royal Arch Masons at Rochester, the Commandry at Warsaw and the Mizpah Shrine at Fort Wayne. He also was the vice president of the North Miami school holding corporation.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Gene) HOOVER, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. Ed (Marian) KROFT, Charles City, Ia.; two grandsons; a brother, Charles [SOMMERS], Peru. A son preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Revs. Dan BENGSTON and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The O.E.S. will conduct twilight services at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The Gilead Masonic lodge will be in charge of graveside services.

Phyllis Esther Billings
Mrs. Phyllis Esther BILLINGS, 42, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at her home. Although she had been ill for one week, her death was unexpected.
Born April 15, 1923 in Sandusky, O., she was the daughter of Franklin and Elvena DETRICH HILL. She moved here 4 1/2 years ago from Tuscola, Ill. She was married Dec. 23, 1942 in Napoleon, O., to Carl BILLINGS. Mrs. Billings was a member of the Tuscola Christian church.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters at home, Julie Ann [BILLINGS], 16 months, and Linda Sue [BILLINGS], 15 years; three sons, James E. [BILLINGS], 4, and Dennis L. [BILLINGS], 19, both at home, and A2/C Kenneth C. [BILLINGS], with the U.S. Air Force in Iceland; the mother, of Sandusky; two sisters, Miss Dorothy HILL and Mrs. Bernida HOWER, both of Sandusky, and two brothers, Frank J. HILL and Arthur HILL, both of Sandusky.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 17, 1965

Phyllis Esther Billings
Services for Mrs. Phyllis Esther BILLINGS, 42, R.R. 2, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Gene CLYMER officiating. Graveside rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Castalia cemetery, Sandusky, O.
A native of Sandusky, Mrs. Billings died unexpectedly at her home at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, August 18, 1965

Emma Kring Davis
Mrs. Emma (HOLDERMAN) KRING DAVIS, 82, Argos, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Clapp nursing home in Argos. She had been ill for three years.
Born Sept. 11, 1882 in Elkhart county near Nappanee, she was a resident of Argos since 1929, moving there from Nappanee. She also lived in the Maxinkuckee area at Culver. She was the daughter of George and Martha WAGONER HOLDERMAN. She was maried in 1948 to John Harvey DAVIS, who died in 1961. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maurice (Carrie) CURTIS, Culver; three sons, Edward KRING and Nicholas KRING, both of Argos, and Floyd KRING, Plymouth; three step-daughters, Mrs. Nellie ANDREWS, Culver; Mrs. Ethel Van LUE, Sheldon, Mo., and Mrs. Jessie DIXON, of California; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Harley GALL, Syracuse; three brothers, Roy HOLDERMAN, Syracuse; Nicolas HOLDERMAN, Etna Green, and Harry HOLDERMAN, Warsaw. A son, Charles KRING, died in 1947.
Funeral sevices will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Paul HALBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ora E. Allen
Mrs. Ora E. ALLEN, 82, died at 12:12 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home where she had been a patient since Nov. 10, 1961. She had been in failing health five years. She had lived with her daugher, Mrs. Russell (Dorothy) AYRES FLORA, R.R. 2, Culver, before entering the nursing home.
Born March 14, 1883 near Frankfort, she was the daughter of Frank and Rose WEIDNER JONES. She resided most of her life in Howard county. Her first marriage was Oct. 16, 1898 in Bringhurst to Lewis A. AYRES, who died Aug. 12, 1946. She was married in 1951 to Charles ALLEN, who died June 5, 1954. She was a member of the Maple Crest E.U.B. church and the Eastern Star in Kokomo.
Surviving with Mrs. Flora are a foster son, Fred RUDKIN, Kokomo; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. A son, James AYRES, died in 1955. Two brothers also preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Dwight McCLURE officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery at Kokomo, with graveside rites at 3 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lillian O. Fletcher
Mrs. Lillian O. FLETCHER, 85, a Fulton county native, died at 12:30 a.m. today in the Calvert Convalescent home in South Bend after an illness of two years. She had lived in South Bend 40 years, moving there from Culver.
Born June 1, 1881, she was married Aug. 17, 1901 in Fulton county to Albert R. FLETCHER, who died May 27, 1927.
Surviving are a son, Otto A. [FLETCHER], and a daughter, Mrs. R. Lewis RICHARDSON, both of South Bend; two grandchildren; a brother, Fred TOWNS, Hammond, and a sister, Mrs. Dora ANDREWS, Tipton.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend with the Rev. Karl STRADDER officiating. Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery at South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Herman G. Miller
Herman G. MILLER, 87, R.R. 1, Rochester, died today at 7 a.m. in the Rochester nursing home. Until recently he had been convalescing at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clifford MURPHY.
Death came after an illness of four years.
Born Aug. 31, 1877, in Rochester, Mr. Miller had spent his life in the community except for 12 years at LaPorte, where he was an employment agent for the Advance Rumley company.
A farmer most of his life at his farm one mile southeast of the city, Mr. Miller was a well-known horse fancier and had driven many years on the trotting circuits of the Midwest.
He was the son of John Michael and Panthier BLACKETOR MILLER. His marriage was Dec. 3, 1902, in this city to Grace SPAID, who died April 15, 1961.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Kathryn) MURPHY, Rochester, and Mrs. Richard (Anna) MURPHY, Huntington; one grandchild, Mrs. Frank (Marcia) HUGHES, La Puenta, Cal.; and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death, Phillip MILLER, 1955, and Lovell MILLER, 1957.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday. Final details have not een arranged yet.

Thursday, August 19, 1965

Christine P. Tate
Mrs. Christine Palmer TATE, a resident of Argos for almost 78 years, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Klapp nursing home at Argos at the age of 98 years.
Born Dec. 1, 1866 in Niles, Mich., she was the daughter of George and Helen PALMER KENDALL. She was married to Dr. W. W. TATE, M.D., who preceded in death. She was a member of the Episcopal church and tha Argos Eastern Star and was a charter member of the Argos Monday club. She lived in Chicago at one time.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen LESERER, Englewood, Cal.; a son, Arthur C. [TATE], Argos; a graddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. A son, George [TATE], died in October, 1964.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. William C. R. SHERIDAN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Daniel J. Vermeulen
Daniel J. VERMEULEN, native of the Netherlands, died Wednesday at 3:50 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks. A retired farmer, he resided on R.R. 3, Rochester.
He and his wife came to this country on March 15, 1903, and resided at Harvey, Ill., and South Holland, Ill. He moved to Rochester eight years ago to live with a daughter, Mrs. Carrie DeRUITER. A farmer most of his life, he retired in 1945.
Born June 20, 1872, in the Netherlands, he was the son of Arie and Carrie HECKMAN VERMEULEN. His marriage was March 18, 1900, to Johanna CLEMENTS, who died July 5, 1944.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. DeRuiter, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Walter (Cornelia) Vander ZEE, Hebron; two sons, Tunis [VERMEULEN], Crown Point, and Arthur [VERMEULEN], Hamburg, N.Y.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Van DOMMELEN, Harvey, Ill., and nieces and nephews. A grandson and three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Hazelwood cemetery at Thornton, Ill. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Rebecca F. Standley
Mrs. Rebecca Florence STANDLEY, 90, 1029 Main street, died at 7:15 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient five months.
Born Feb. 24, 1875 to George and Jane JOHNSON STUART, she had lived in Fulton county 20 years, moving from Carroll county. She was married in 1895 in Delphi to Alfred STANDLEY, who died in 1942. She was a member of the Burrows Christian church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Grace WEAVER and Mrs. Lena KINGERY, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Ruth SHIDLER, Oak, Ind.; ten grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, August 20, 1965

Edith Costello
Last rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Kewana for Mrs. Edith COSTELLO, 66, Kewanna, who died Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in St. Joseph hospital at Mishawaka after a brief illness.
Father Andrew OEHM will officiate and burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where the rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight.
Mrs. Costello was born in Kewanna July 22, 1899, the daughter of John and Nita GILLESPIE BARNETT. She was married to James COSTELLO who preceded in death. She was a member of St. Ann's church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur FRY, Mishawaka, and Mrs. R. D. POWELL, Fort Hancock, N.J.; seven grandchildren and one sister, Miss Enid BARNETT, Kewanna.

Rebecca Standley
Last rites for Mrs. Rebecca Florence STANDLEY, 90, 1029 Main street, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Creek Lutheran cemetery six miles south of Logansport.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.
Mrs. Standley died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday in the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient five months.

Saturday, August 21, 1965 to Thursday, August 26, 1965

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Friday, August 27, 1965

Amelia R. Baldwin
Mrs. Amelia Rose BALDWIN, 79, 1712 Morton avenue, Elkhart, former Rochester resident, died at 8:50 a.m. today in Elkhart General hospital, where she had been admitted Thursday night. She had been in failing health several months.
Mrs. Baldwin was born Dec. 7, 1885, in Mishawaka, the daughter of Levi and Louise BEHNY. Her marriage was to Norman A. BALDWIN, April 17, 1920, in Mishawaka. He survives.
She had lived in Elkhart eight years, moving from this city.
Also surviving are two daughtrs, Mrs. Everett (Louise) GANSHORN, South Bend, and Mrs. Erie (Marsia) BONTRAGER, Elkhart, with whom she had lived the past eight years; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Susan SAMPSON, South Bend; and one brother, Marvin BEHNY, Mishawaka. One son, Norman [BALDWIN], was killed in action during World War II.
Friends may call at the Hartzler Gutermuth funeral home in Elkhart after 2 p.m. Saturday. Last rites are incomplete.
Willadean C. Beck
Mrs. Willadean Cleo BECK, 56, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday at her home, five miles southeast of the city. Death came following a serious illness of seven months.
Born March 6, 1909, at Culver, she was the daughter of Charles and Emma BUMBARGER SHIVELY. Her marriage was June 27, 1927, at Rochester to Harley BECK, who survives.
She was a member of the Harmony club.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Keith (Mary) HISEY, R.R. 5, Rochestr, and Mrs. Joe (Helen) GOOD, Menone; two granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Sereda DOLL, Culver and Mrs. Nellie MIKESELL, Leiters Ford. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Hugh STEWART officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Orville L. Gilliland
Orville L. GILLILAND, 68, 1105 Elm street, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport, where he had been a patient since Monday.
Born Nov. 2, 1896, in Fulton county, he was the son of Arley and Emma WADE GILLILAND and had spent his entire life in the Rochester community.
His marriage was Jan. 5, 1920, in Rochester, to Blanche V. TAYLOR, who survives. Mr. Gilliland was a retired carpenter and for many years had operated a huckster wagon in the rural areas of the county.
He was a member of the Macy Christian church and the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Also surviving are two sons, Howard [GILLILAND], Kewanna, and Herbert [GILLILAND], Spenard, Alaska; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Edward [GILLILAND], Rochester.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Conde Harding
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Eikenberry funeral home for Conde HARDING of Peru, who died suddenly this morning at his home of a heart seizure.
Mr. Harding, 83, was born Dec. 3, 1882 at Rochester. He had resided at Peru since the age of 17. He was married to Ethel BUCKINGHAM of Fulton, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are four children, Mrs. Robert (Mary) STARKEY, Peru; Mrs. Everett (Moneta) DOUD, Kokomo, and Warren and John [HARDING], both of Peru; two brothers, John [HARDING], Gary, and William [HARDING], Peru, and one sister, Mrs. Moneta QUINN, Rochester. One son, Joseph [HARDING], preceded in death.
Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru.

Saturday, August 28, 1965

Madge M. Waymire
Mrs. Madge M. WAYMIRE, 67, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Friday at 10 p.m. in the Caylor-Nickel clinic at Bluffton, where she had been a patient since Aug. 7. Death came after a two-year illness.
Mrs. Waymire and her husband, Harvey, resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
A lifetime resident of this county, Mrs. Waymire had spent many yearrs as deputy for county officers. She was deputy for County Clerks Ralph JOHNSTON and Robert SHAFER, deputy for County Auditors John McCLUNG and Clem LEONARD and had been clerk in the B. F. Fretz abstract irm here.
Born Jan. 6, 1898, in the McKinley community northeast of the city, she was the daughter of S. Frank and Mary NEFF ANDERSON. Her marriage was Nov. 19, 1919, in Rochester. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Mrs. Waymire was a leader in local Masonic activities, being instrumental in the organization of the local Order of Rainbow Girls. She was appointed grand chairman of the Order in Fulton, Kosciusko and Whitley counties in 1956.
A member of the Order of Eastern Star since 1922, Mrs. Waymire served it as Worthy Matron in 1932 and was district deputy for Fulton, Wabash and Cass counties in 1934-35. She also played a leading rone in organizing the local chapter of White Shrine of Jerusalem.
The husband, Harvey [WAYMIRE], is the only survivor. A brother, Roscoe ANDERSON, died in February, 1939.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the Easter Star will conduct services at 7 p.m. Sunday and the White Shrine its rites at 7:30 p.m.

Ray Woodcox
Ray WOODCOX, 79, died at 1o:50 a.m. today at Miller nursing home here. Funeral arrangements are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Amelia Baldwin
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Belmont Mennonite church at Elkhart for Mrs. Amelia Rose BALDWIN, 79, Elkhart, who died in that city Friday. She was a former Rochestr resident.
The Rev. Ray BAIR will officiate and burial will be in the Prairie street cemetery in Elkhart. Friends may call at the Hartzler-Gutermuth funeral home in Elkhart until noon Monday.

Monday, August 30, 1965

Ray Woodcox
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Ray WOODCOX, 79, Rochester, who died at 10:50 a.m. Saturday at the Miller nursing home, where he had been a patient since November.
The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Frieds may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.
Mr. Woodcox, who formerly resided at 613 East Ninth street, had been in failing health several years. He had spent most of his life in Fulton county, also residing two years in California, three years in North Dakota and briefly in Marshall county.
A retired farmer, he was born in this county July 10, 1886, the son of Ulrich and Mary WALES WOODCOX. His first marriage was in 1905 to Ortha ANDERSON, who died Nov. 8, 1916. His second marriage, in 1918, was to Margaret RALSTON DAVIS, who died May 10, 1962.
Mr. Woodcox was a member of the First Baptist church in Bismarck, N.D.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wilfred (Jennie) JOHNSTON, Mishawaka; one son, E. R. "Bill" WOODCOX, Bismarck, N.D.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Guy (Trella) KLINE, Compton, Cal.; six grandchildren, and seven step-gradchildren. Preceding in death were two sons, Cecil and Robert [WOODCOX], two brothrs, Sam and Harley [WOODCOX], and a sister, Mellie EASTBURG.

Lester A. Mikesell
Lester A. MIKESELL, 69, 421 Ohio street, died at 4:30 a.m. today at his home. He had been in failing health for a year. He resided in this area all his life.
Born Aug. 10, 1896 near Talma, he was the son of George and Minnie BAKER MIKESELL. He was married Sept. 15, 1917 in Plymouth to Soe E. FISHER, who survives. A member of the Church of God, Mr. Fisher was employed at the Rochester Metal Products plant.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (Donnabell) McGLOTHIN, Rochester; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lee (Lillie) HOLLOWAY, Mrs. Retha NEES and Mrs. Harry (Hester) KROUSE, all of Rochester; a brother, Leonard [MIKESELL], of Harvey, Ill., and nieces and nephews. A son, James [MIKESELL], died May 14, 1964.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Harry H. Weller
Last rites were held this morning at the Raven funeral home in Marion for Harry H. WELLER, 84, former Rochestr resident who died Saturday morning in Marion general hospital.
The Rev. Lavon FISHER officiated. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. today in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mr. Weller, a native of Macy, resided in Rochester before moving to Marion in 1927.
Surviving are two sons, Harry [WELLER], Jr., Marion, and John [WELLER] Fremont, O.; five daughters, Mrs. Mildred ZIMMERMAN, Peru; Mrs. Bernice SHELTON, Mrs. Helen TALBOTT, Mrs. Lorene NICKELL and Mrs. May HECKATHORN, all of Rochester; one brother, Wesley [WELLER], Akron; one sister, Mrs. Jennie STOFFER, Montant; twenty-seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

J. Walter Brubaker
J. Walter BRUBAKER, 88, 1023 Monroe street, died Sunday at 4:45 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted Aug. 23. Death came after an illness of two weeks.
Mr. Brubaker had retired after many years' ownership and operation of an auto sales agency and garage at 913 Main street, in a building which he erected and that now is occupied by Kroger's supermarket.
Born Jan. 10, 1877, in Fulton county, he had lived in this community his entire life. His parents were Joel and Lavanda DENISTON BRUBAKER and his marriage was Dec. 23, 1896, to Lulu Belle HAIMBAUGH, who died April 1, 1953.
Mr. Brubaker had been a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge for over 50 years and also belonged to the First Baptist church.
Surviving are one son, Joel Jackson BRUBAKER, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Maude DIELMAN, Rochester; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Isaac (Mabel) [HOLMES], died in 1958; two sisters and five brothers also preceded in death.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating, assisted by members of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, August 31, 1965

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Wednesday, September 1, 1965

Corwin E. Brown
Corwin Eugene BROWN, 56, 130 East 10th street, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born March 29, 1909 in Fountain county, he was the son of John and Jennie CORWIN BROWN. He had lived in Rochester 10 years, retiring from the Rochester Metal Products plant last year because of ill health. He was married to Ethel CARR, who died in 1947.
Surviving are a son, Charles [BROWN], and two grandchildren, all of Miami, Fla.; the mother, of Attica; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred HENSLEY, Hedrick, Ind.; Mrs. Marjorie SHERRILL, Danville, Ill.; Mrs. Marguretta DUNNIE, North Hollywood, Cal., and Mrs. Maxine HARTZ, Kramer, Ind., and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will e at 2 p.m. Friday at the Roemer funeral home in Attica and burial will be in the family lot at the Highland cemetery in Williamsport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 2, 1965

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Friday, September 3, 1965

Charles D. Norris
Charles D. NORRIS, 52, 421 W. Fourth street, died at 6 p.m. Thursday at his residence. Although he had been in failing health several years, his death was unexpected.
Born Sept. 8, 1912 near Akron, he was the son of Floyd and Ruth THOMPSON NORRIS. He came to Rochester from Akron 29 years ago and was an employee of Rochester Greenhouses for many years. He had been working until Aug. 26 of this year. He was married Aug. 4, 1944 to Huetta CLOUD, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Ester Colleen, Donna Jean and Jane Anne [NORRIS], all at home; his parents, Floyd and Ruth NORRIS, Rochester; two brothers, Ralph NORRIS, Rochester, and Frank NORRIS, Logansport; three sistrs, Irene NORRIS, Mrs. Mary Louise GAMBLE and Mrs. Ruby HUDSON, all of Rochester; a niece, Kathy Anne NORRIS, Rochester. A nephew, Frank Lee WOLFE, preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating, assisted by the Rev. G. A. MITCHELL. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Albert Skidmore
Albert SKIDMORE, 78, died this morning at 7:45 o'clock in his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou. Death, due to cancer, came after three years of failing health and serious illness of four months.
A retired farmer, Mrs. Skidmore had resided in Rochester since 1923, moving from Kentucky. He gained a wide reputation as a semi-pro baseball player both in Kentucky and Indiana and played his final game, in fact, on his 60th birth anniversary.
A third baseman, Mr. Skidmore played in the Blue Grass semi-pro league in Kentucky. In Rochester, he was a standout performer many years with the Rochester Merchants team, a leading independent club of its time.
Born Aug. 6, 1887, in Rosslyn, Ky., Mr. Skidmore was the son of Curtis and Luretta STONE SKIDMORE. His first marriage was in February, 1907, at Rosslyn, to Carrie EWEN, who died Dec. 7, 1943. His second marriage was in Rochester June 7, 1950, to Ferol KING SMITH, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Max (Norine) BAILEY, Washington, D.C.; three sons, Henry, Victor and William [SKIDMORE], all of Rochester; ten grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Etta HALL, Stanton, Ky., and Mrs. Sylvia MELTON, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. One son, Forest "Frosty" [SKIDMORE], died Jan. 13, 1964.
Last rites tentatively are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Harold Vandegrift
Relatives have received word of the death of Harold VANDEGRIFT, 67, of San Jose, Cal. Mr. Vandegrift, a former Rochester resident, had been in poor health for three years and seriously ill for the last three weeks. He died of uremic poisoning.
Born July 18, 1898 in the Woodrow community, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John VANDEGRIFT. He was married Feb. 24, 1924 to Anna Van LUE, who survives.
While living in Rochester, he worked as a mechanic for Louderback Chevrolet. Mr. and Mrs. Vandegrift moved to Blackduck, Minn., in the late 1920s and lived there until September of 1964, when they made their home in San Jose.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Rosella) BRONEYZK, Gilbert, Minn.; Mrs. Charles (Esther) RAITZ, San Jose; Mrs. Ed (Lois) KRUETH, Norfolk, Vir., and Mrs. Don (Joann) FAULK, Bozeman, Mont.; a sister, Mrs. James (Bertha) CALLOWAY, Davidson, Sask., Can., a brother, Albert VANDEGRIFT, Galien, Mich., and seventeen grandchildren.
Services and burial will be at San Jose Saturday.

Saturday, September 4, 1965

Charles C. Miller
Services were conducted this afternoon at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann for Charles C. MILLER, 87, Roann, father of Mrs. Elmer ZIMMERMAN. Mr. Miller died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant View nursing home in Wabash.
Born in Darke county, O., Mr. Miller had lived in Roann 56 years. He was an ordained minister of the Church of the Brethren, a charter member of the Wabash county farm bureau and a retired farmer.
Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Bruce BELL, Peru; Mrs. W. H. KESLER, Aberdeen, S.D., and Mrs. Paul KENDALL and Mrs. Irvin CUSTER, both of Wabash, and a son, Lloyd MILLER, Roann.
Burial was in the West Manchester cemetery west of North Manchester.

Rev. Paul Bennett
The bodies of three men, including that of the uncle of a Kewanna man, were found near Clintwood, Va., Friday in the wreckage of a light plane missing since Aug. 26 on a flight from Lexington, Ky., to Grundy, Va.
Among the victimes was the Rev. Paul BENNETT of Danville, Ill., uncle of the Rev. Lonnie BENNETT, pastor of the Kewanna Church of Christ. The Rev. Paul Bennett and two companions were enroute to a church meeting in a single-engine Piper Comanche airplane.
The Rev. Lonnie Bennett had been with the search party from last Saturday until Thursday night, returning home shortly before the wreckage was found.

Monday, September 6, 1965

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Tuesday, September 7, 1965

Martha Dillman
Mrs. Martha M. DILLMAN, 74, Tiosa, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital Friday. In failing health about a year, she had been in serious condition six weeks.
Born Sept. 30, 1891 in Richland township to John and Anna GLAZE BECK. Mrs. Dillman had resided in Fulton county most of her life. She married in Rochester Aug. 9, 1914 to Joseph J. DILLMAN, who survives. She was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Helen STAYTON, at home, and Mrs. Harold (Doris) DUFF, R.R. 1, Rochester; two sons, Jesse J. DILLMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester, and John DILLMAN, at home; a grandson, Steve [DILLMAN]; a great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Jane HALTERMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Etta OVERMYER, Wyatt, and two brothers, Thomas W. BECK and Valorus D. BECK, both of R.R. 5, Rochester. A son, Omer [DILLMAN], a grandson, two sisters, and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sand Hill Methodist church with the Revs. Russell GOOD and James RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Dorothy Huetta Norris and
Charles D. Norris
Double final rites and burial were conducted this afternoon here for a Rochester man and his wife, who died less than two days apart.
Mrs. Dorothy Huetta NORRIS, 41, was stricken fatally by a heart attack in her home, 421 west Fourth street, at 11:45 a.m. Saturday. The funeral service for her husband, Charles D. NORRIS, 52, was scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. It was postponed and the double rites scheduled.
Mrs. Norris had been in ill health two weeks but her death entirely was unexpected. Her husband's death, in his home at 6 p.m. Thursday, had come as a shock to family and friends, although he also had been in poor health.
The double rites were held at 2 p.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. G. A. MITCHELL and the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mr. Norris had been an employee of the Rochester Greenhouses for the past five years.
Mrs. Norris was born Dec. 1, 1923, agt Rochester, the daughter of Hugh and Bessie PERSONETTE CLOUD. The couple's marriage was Aug. 4, 1944, at Athens. Mrs. Norris was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Surviving are three daughters, Esther Colleen, Donna Jean and Jane Anne [NORRIS], all at home; the parents, Rochester; one brother, Earl CLOUD, Rochester, one sister, Mrs. Gerald (Cleta) WEST, Kokomo; two nieces, Sharon and Shirley CLOUD, Rochester; two nephews, Neal CLOUD, Rochester, and Bruce WEST, Kokomo, and an aunt, Mrs. Ruth BENEDICT, Rochester.

Jerry Lee Fisher
Jerry Lee FISHER, 30, R.R. 1, Macy, was killed instantly when the pickup truck he was driving crossed the center line and hit a tree in Mexico at 3:15 o'clock this morning. Fisher lived 1 1/2 miles west of Macy in Miami county.
State police said Fisher was driving north on U.S. 31 when he apparently fell asleep, crossing the center line and hit a tree that was nine feet off the road. Fisher died of severe head injuries.
The accident was investigated by Trooper Jack RICH, 1st Sgt. John RUSIE, and Miami county deputy sheriff Lowell HARMON.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCain funeral home at Ind. 16 and U.S. 31 with the Rev. Avery W. MILEY officiating. Burial will be at the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 8, 1965

Wilbur C. Harter
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Wilbur C. HARTER, 66, R.R. 1, Akron, who died at 5:40 a.m. Sunday in the South Bend Osteopathic hospital.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH conducted the rites, assisted by the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON. Burial was in the Akron cemetery, where Masonic rites were held.
In failing health since February, he had been seriously ill since July.
Mr. Harter was born Jan. 22, 1899 in Akron to Charles W. and Luella WHITTENBERGER HARTER. He was married in Rochester Sept. 5, 1930 to Fern TAYLOR, who survives. A farmer, he was a lifetime residet of the Akron community. He was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge 659 and the Rochester Royal Arch Masons.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Carolyn) LARGEN, South Bend, and Mrs. Ed (Suzanne) NILES, Muncie; a son, Joseph [HARTER], St. Louis; five gradchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lura SHEWMAN, St. Louis. Three daughters and a brother preceded in death.

Thursday, September 9, 1965

Walter O. Foley
Walter O. FOLEY, 89, a Rochester resident for 20 years, died at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient since last Novemer. He had been in failing health for a year and seriously ill for a week.
A retired farmer, Mr. Foley formerly lived at 120 Monticello road. He attended the Church of he Nazarene.
Born March 9, 1876 in Carroll county, he was the son of Washington and Sylvia SHAFFER FOLEY. He was first married to Hattie WILLIAMS, who preceded in death. He was married Nov. 10, 1916 in Delphi to Nellie FURGESON, who died Sept. 29, 1955. In 1962 he was married to Kathryn STARK, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thelma MILLER, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Lester (Clara) HOLLOWAY, Rochester; four sons, Wilbur [FOLEY], R.R. 2, Monticello; Eugene [FOLEY], Rochester; Gale [FOLEY], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Dale [FOLEY], Kokomo; fifteen grandchildren, ad seven great-grandchildren.
Two daughters, two sons, stwo sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ronald L. HOWE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Cleo Reed
Mrs. Cleo REED, 78, Wilmington, Cal., died Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock. She had been ill for the past six weeks.
Born Aug. 26, 1887 in Fulton, she was the daughter of Martin E. and Ella MARTIN DAY. She was married Sept. 14, 1962 to Elmer W. REED of the Rochester community.
Surviving are the husband, a daughter, two sons, a sister and eight grandchildren.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth with the Rev. William NAGLE officiating. Burial will be at the Oakhill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Friday, September 10, 1965

Libbie C. Davey
Mrs. Libbie C. DAVEY, 68, Fort Wayne, died suddenly of a heart attack in the home of her sister, Mrs. Harry ZUMBAUGH at 11 o'clock Thursday evening.
Born May 15, 1897, northeast of Argos, she was the daughter of Charles and Ella GRAHAM McWHORTER. She had lived in Fort Wayne for the past 15 years, retiring from the G. C. Murphy company as a clerk in 1962. She was married to Ward VANVACTOR, who died in March of 1932. In 1950, her second husband, Frank DAVEY died.
Mrs. Davey was a lifetime member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Elizabeth) GROSSMAN, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. John (Eva) FRASER, Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Lois) ZUMBAUGH and Mrs. Karl (Wilma) LUTZ, both of Argos; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A daughter, Louise VANVACTOR, died in infancy.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home inArgos with the Rev. Harley ZUMBAUGH officiating. Burial will be at the Oakhill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, September 11, 1965

Fred Clayburn
Fred CLAYBURN, 84, who had resided at the family home at 229 East 14th street most of his life, died at 5:30 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home. He had been ill six months.
Born Jan. 7, 1881 in Wabash county, he was the son of William W. and Elizabeth STAVER CLAYBURN. He was a retired carpenter, a member of the Rochester American Legion post and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are a brother, Edward [CLAYBURN], of Fletcher, N.C., a former longtime Rochester resident, and several nieces and nephews, including Russell PRATT of near Millark.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after noon Sunday at the funeral home.

Harold Lavon Cole
Harold Lavon "Jake" COLE, 61, Indianapolis, a former Rochester resident, died at 6:45 a.m. today at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fred (Leona) PERSCHBACHER of Rochester. He had been seriously ill five weeks with a heart condition.
Born Jan. 29, 1904 in Marshall county, he was the son of Bert and Della ROBBINS COLE. He had lived 30 years in Indianapolis, where he was a barber and owned two beauty shops.
Surviving are the mother, of 128 West Seventh street, Rochester; Mrs. Perschbacher, and a niece, Mrs. Denny (Marilyn) HOOVER, Rantoul, Ill. The father died Feb. 5, 1955.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allan D. BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 13, 1965

Lula Corbett
Mrs. Lula WALLACE CORBETT, 70, Gary, a former Rochester resident, died in her home Friday. Services were conducted this afternoon at Hammond.
Mrs. Corbett was employed at the Rochester Telephone company when she lived here.
A brother, Dee WALLACE, and a sister, Madge MYERS, preceded in death. A son, two daughters, twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren survive.

Dennis K. Sutton
Dennis K. SUTTON, 20, Indianapolis, died of a coronary condition at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe BROWN, Kokomo. He had been seriously ill for the past two months. Born June 25, 1945, at Rochester, he was the son of James SUTTON, Rochester, and Marjorie SHIVELY PFAFF, now of Indianapolis. Mr. Sutton was a former resident of Rochester, having moved to Kokomo five years ago and just recently to Indianapolis. He was a member of the Northview Christian Church at Kokomo.
Surviving are the parents; a sister, Mrs. Shirley SUTTON, Rochester; a brother, Paul SUTTON, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Devon SHIVELY, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Rosa SUTTON, Rochester, and aunts and uncles.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster and Good funeral home with the Rev. Richard LAUER officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Peacock funeral home in Kokomo this evening and at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 14, 1965

Dennis K. Sutton
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Dennis K. SUTTON, 20, Indianapolis, who died of a coronary condition at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe BROWN of Kokomo.
The Rev. Richard LAUER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Among the survivors are the father, Gene SUTTON of Rochester, the mother, Mrs. Marjorie SHIVELY PFAFF, Indianapolis, and two half-brothers, Randy and Ricky [SUTTON] both of Rochester.

Wednesday, September 15, 1965

Rose H. Main
Mrs. Rose H. MAIN, 80, Battle Creek, Mich., taking her granddaughter to Purdue university, became Fulton county's third traffic victim of the year Tuesday. She was fatally injured at 3:15 p.m. when the car in which she was riding hit a parked truck on U.S. 31 north of Rochester.
Mrs. Main died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.
She was riding in the front seat of a 1963 Chevrolet four-door sedan being driven south by her daughter, Mrs. Marcia M. WILLIAMS, 46, South Bend. Also in the front seat was Miss Wendy WILLIAMS, 20, daughter of the driver and granddaughter of Mrs. Main.
They were enroute to West Lafayette, where Miss Williams will be a junior at Purdue this fall.
The Sheriff's office said it was raining at the time and that the car skidded on the wet pavement as it began to descend Glaze Hill four miles north of Rochester.
Mrs. Williams lost control of the vehicle and it veered across the highway and into an Indiana state highway truck that was parked 8-10 feet off the east edge of the road. The right side of the car smashed into the front of the five-ton dump truck.
Sitting in the truck were Charles KNIGHT and Bondi HEINZMANN, both R.R. 2, Rochester, employees of the state highway department. They had been mowing grass and weeds along the highway and had gotten into the truck when the rain began. They were not hurt.
The car traveled some 50 feet after hitting the truck and went into a ditch on the west side of the highway. It did not upset and none of the occupants were thrown out of the auto.
Mrs. Williams suffered bruises and scratches on her right arm and right knee and received emergency treatment at Woodlawn hospital. Her daughter was not injured.
Miss Williams told officers the car was not going very fast when it began to skid. She said her mother had slowed down from normal highway speed as she approached the hillcrest.
The body of Mrs. Main was taken to the Foster & Good funeral home and was to be taken today to the Farley funeral home in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Main, whose husband died last July, was Fulton county's first traffic victim since March 25. . . . The death of Mrs. Main was the sixth accidental fatality in Fulton county this year, drownings having claimed the lives of three persons.

Thursday, September 16, 1965

Louis J. Bernero, Sr.
Louis J. BERNERO, Sr., 72, longtime resident and businessman of Argos and a former Rochester resident, died at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday in the Klapp nursing home in Argos. He had been ill two years.
Born May 2, 1893 in Chicago, he moved to Argos in 1919 from Rochester, where he had lived several years. He was married in 1910 in Italy to Mary BRIZZOLARA, who died in May, 1954. A retired businessman, Mr. Bernero was a member of St. Michael's Catholic church in Plymouth.
Surviving are three sons, Louis J. [BERNERO], Jr., Argos; Gus [BERNERO], Hialeah, Fla., and Frank [BERNERO], R.R. 4, Plymouth; a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Marie) ALVIS, Indianapolis; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Flora DOVICHI, Golden Hills, Ore. A daughter, Cecelia BENNER, and a son, John [BERNERO], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Michael's church with the Rev. Father Casimir MOSKWINSKI officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight.

Friday, September 17, 1965

Frank P. McDougle
Last rites will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton for Frank Paul McDOUGLE, 73, Fulton, who died Thursday at 7 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks.
The Rev. Phillip ISGRIGG will officiate and burial will be in Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. McDougle, a retired farmer, was born Oct. 17, 1891, in Fulton and had spent his life in that community. He was the son of Joshua and Lillie EWING McDOUGLE.
He was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church. His marriage was in Logansport Feb. 15, 1919, to Altha COX, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, David [McDOUGLE], Disko; a foster son, Robert STALEY, Frankfort; five grandchildren; one brother, Harry [McDOUGLE], Fulton. Preceding in death were a son and a grandson.

Ralph Radel
Ralph RADEL, 71, resident of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Thursday night after a short illness. He and Mrs. Radel were on their way to visit their son, Ralph Wile RADEL, Jr., were spending Wednesday night in South Bend. He became ill suddenly and was operated on for aneurysm of the aorta but failed to recover.
Mr. Radel stopped here Wednesday to see his uncle, Arthur WILE and wife. He spent his boyhood in Rochester with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. WILE and family and attended grade school in the city. He then resumed living with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry RADEL, at Vincennes. His mother was the former Mattie WILE. For many years he and his wife have resided in Tuscaloosa where he was in the outdoor advertising business and later in real estate.
He retired 10 years ago and since then he and Mrs. Radel spent much of their time traveling about the world. He had been in good health until his attack.
He is survived by his wife, an aunt, Mrs. Maurice YUSTER, Columbus, O., the former Blanche WILE; his uncle, Arhur WILE, and his son.
Burial will be in Tuscaloosa. Funeral plans have not been announced.

Saturday, September 18, 1965

Mary Mays
Mrs. Mary BLOUGH MAYS, 76, a Fort Wayne resident for 20 years after moving there from Argos, died at 3 p.m. Friday in a Richmond hospital. She had been ill one week with a heart condition.
Born Aug. 23, 1889 in Argos, she was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth HELSEL BLOUGH. She was married Dec. 24, 1904 to Lawrence O. KAMP, who preceded in death. In 1931 she was married to Harry MAYS, who died in 1949. She was a member of the Argos Christian church and the Fort Wayne Eastern Star.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marcile ROGERS, Fort Wayne; a grandson; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Alice SIMMONS, Torrington, Wyo.
Friends may call after noon Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where services will be at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The Fort Wayne Eastern Star will conduct rites at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Ruth May Sopher
Mrs. Ruth May SOPHER, 72, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday at her home on R.R. 3, Rochester, after a year's illness, serious the last three days.
Born Dec. 4, 1892, in Fulton county, she was a lifetime resident of this area. Her parents were Oliver and Almeda SMOKER POWELL. She was married Feb. 4, 1922, at Peru, to David SOPHER, who died March 17, 1957. She attended the Zion Gospel chapel.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Almeda) ENGLE, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Robert (Margaret) KERR, Monmouth, Ore.; one son, Charles W. [SOPHER], R.R. 3, Rochester; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Folen (Marie) PUTMAN, Akron; one brother, Ferman POWELL, R.R. 1, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zion Gospel chapel with the Rev. Jerry BROWNING officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church an hour prior to the service. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the cancer fund.

Mrs. Albert Casler
Services were scheduled for today for Mrs. Albert CASLER, Largo, Fla., who formerly lived on the west side of Lake Manitou. Mrs Casler died Thursday.

Monday, September 20, 1965

John S. Thompson
John Stephen THOMPSON, 71, Argos, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Plymouth Parkview hospital after being ill 10 weeks with a heart condition. He was the father of Henry THOMPSON of Rochester.
Born May 8, 1894 in Chicago to John and Mary Jane THOMPSON, he moved to Argos in 1939. He was married June 27, 1917 in Des Moines, Ia., to Edith ROSS, who died in May, 1952. In October, 1954, he married Mary M. HISER, who survives. Mr. Thompson was a retired supervisor of General Electric Tool and Die company, attended the Argos First Baptist church, was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Argos American Legion post.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Richard [THOMPSON], R.R. 4, Plymouth, and Henry [THOMPSON], Rochester; a step-daughtr, Mrs. Roberta GOODSELL, Coopersville, Mich.; a step-son, Robert HAMMON, Elkhart; ten grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lillian GOODING, Arlington Heights, Ill., and a brother, Frank [THOMPSON], Mill Valley, Cal.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery, where the Argos American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, September 21, 1965

Silas R. Weber
Silas R. WEBER, 66, former resident of Rochester and a retired employee of the Rochester Telephone Company, died at Boulder, Col., Monday morning. He suffered a heart attack at his daughter's home there and was taken to a hospital where death came at 9:30 a.m.
He and his wife planned to depart today for their home in Punta Gorda, Fla., where they have lived since his retirement. They resided at 912 West Ninth street here and had visited friends in the city last July.
Mr. Weber was born in Colorado Jan. 1, 1899. He first engaged in the trucking business with his brother. Later he worked for the Bell Telephone company in the Boulder area when moved to Louisiana. He next came north to Flint, Mich., where he was with General Motors. On his way through Rochester he stopped to look around, liked the city and was employed by the telephone company. He was wire chief when he retired Nov. 1, 1963.
Besides his wife and brother he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle BLACK, Boulder; Mrs. Madelyn NEUKENER, Flint, another at Kennebunkport, Me., and eight grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending. Burial will be at Boulder.

Wednesday, September 22, 1965

Fred J. Moore
Fred J. MOORE, 69, Akron, died Tuesday at 10:15 p.m. in the Veterans hospital at Marion, where he had been a patient since February. Death, due to a heart attack, came after a year's illness.
A lifetime resident of the Akron community, he was born Nov. 16, 1895, the son of Albert and Lily EVANS MOORE. He was a member of the Eagles lodge in Rochester and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (Verna) CLEMANS, Akron; two grandchildren, Linda CLEMANS, Akron, and George CLEMANS, with the Army in Germany; and nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Ada A. Brunson
Mrs. Ada A. BRUNSON, 80, Argos, died at 10 a.m. today in the home of her son, Vernis BRUNSON, at Beech Grove. She had been ill with a heart condition for several weeks. She was the widow of John BRUNSON. The body was to be taken today to the Grossman funeral home at Argos where rites are pending.

William C. Bussert
William C. BUSSERT, 57, 430 West Eighth street, who for many years operated the Bussert Brothers Garage with his brother Palmer (BUSSERT], died at 1:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. In failing health for several years, he had been in serious condition for 2 1/2 weeks.
The Bussert Brothers Garage was behind the Howard Robbins implement store. The business closed after Palmer's death in 1945. William had owned and operated the Bussert Taxi Service for the last four years.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, Mr. Bussert was born here Aug. 5, 1908 to Daniel P. and Helena PALMER BUSSERT. He was married March 10, 1935 in Knox to Gladys KALE, who died Dec. 21, 1956. He was a member of Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are the mother, of Rochester; two nieces, Mrs. Norma MORRIS, Rochester, and Mrs. Leonard (Marilyn) STALDINE, South Bend; two great-nieces, and an aunt, Mrs. Oscar (Salene) SCOTT, Rochester. The father died in 1949.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Hill church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Carrie J. Berry
Carrie J. BERRY, 75, 322 Ohio street, died at 9:40 o'clock this morning in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient two days. Mrs. Berry had been in failing health three years, seriously ill six months.
Born Oct. 8, 1889, in Camden, she had spent most of her life in Fulton county. Her parents were John and Mary McDOWELL EDMONSON.
Her first marriage was Jan. 9, 1908, in Rochester, to Ray JACKSON, who preceded in death. Her second marriage was to Glen BERRY on June 14, 1951, in Rochester. He died May 6 of this year.
Mrs. Berry was a member of the First Christian church and of the Evergeeen Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are a son, Lawrence JACKSON, Hammond; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Jessie PLOEG, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, September 23, 1965

Carrie Berry
The Evergreen Rebekah lodge No. 57 will hold ritualistic rits for the late Mrs. Carrie BERRY at 8 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Joanna Stout
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Fagen funeral home at Highland for Mrs. Joanna STOUT, native of Akron, who died Tuesday at 3 p.m. in her home at Highland after five years' illness.
The daughter of Mrs. Esta DAY, Akron, and the late Ralph DAY, she was married to Ross STOUT, who survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Morris (Phyllis) HIPP, Highland, and Miss Vevil DAY, Akron, and three brothers, John DAY, Akron, Bower DAY, and Howard DAY, both of Macy.

Clarence C. Hartman
Clarence C. HARTMAN, 60, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after two years illness.
A retired Nickel Plate railroad employee, he was a lifelong resident of Marshall county and a member of the Plymouth Moose lodge.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Rena HARTMAN, R.R. 4, Plymouth; and two brothers, Ruben and Robert [HARTMAN], both of Plymouth. Friends may call after 8 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery.

Ada A. Brunson
Last rites will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Ada A. BRUNSON, 80, Argos, who died Wednesday at 10 a.m. in he home of her son, Vernis BRUNSON, at Beech Grove.
The Rev. Ray OVIATT will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Death came following an extended heart illness. Born June 5, 1885, near Rochester, Mrs. Brunson was the daughter of Henry and Sarah KOONTZ WALTZ. She moved to the Argos community 25 years ago from Rochester.
Her marriage was in 1908 at Rochester to John BRUNSON, who died in 1954. Mrs. Brunson was a member of the Argos First Baptist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Irene SOUTH, Plymouth; the son, Vernis; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Carrie Crabill
Mrs. Carrie CRABILL, 83, R.R. 4, Wabash, died Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Wabash county hospital. She was the sister of M. L. SPURLOCK, Rochester.
The daughter of Thomas and Mary ROBINSON SPURLOCK, she was married to Emra E. CRABILL, who died Sept. 30, 1956. Also surviving are two children, Edward CRABILL, Winamac, and Mrs. Roy CROFT, R.R. 4, Wabash, and another brother, Calvin SPURLOCK, Wabash.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Eddingfield mortuary at Wabash with burial in Falls cemetery there. Friends may call at the mortuary.

Friday, September 24, 1965

Robert L. Moyer
Robert L. MOYER, 80, died Thursday at 1 p.m. in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wes SEE, R.R. 2, Macy. Death came after a two-week illness.
Born March 29, 1885, at Laketon, he was the son of George and Elizabeth THOMAS MOYER and had spent his life in the Gilead community. His first marriage was Jan. 5, 1909, to Trula SANDERSON, who died in 1949. His second marriae was in 1954 to Sadie YORG, who died in 1963.
Mr. Moyer was a member of the Olive Branch Church of god.
Surviving are three sons, Lee [MOYER], Pierceton; George [MOYER], R.R. 2, Macy, and Wayne [MOYER], R.R. 1, Macy; two daughters, Mrs. Wes (Beulah) SEE, R.R. 2, Macy, and Mrs. Keith (Mildred) SNYDER, Alion; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; eighteen step-grandchildren; twenty-three step-great-grandchildren; seven step-children, Kenneth and Chauncey RHOADS, both of Wabash; John RHOADS, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Fred (Pauline) STEIN, Denver; Mrs. Frank (Dorothy) FINFROCK, Fort Wayne; Peter YORG, Pierceton, and Daniel YORG, New York City.
Also, one brother, John MOYER, Laketon, and four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Mary) SPEICHER, Evanston, Ill.; Mrs. Noel (Carrie) SCHULL and Mrs. Carl (Grace) ZIMPLEMAN, both of New Port Richey, Fla., and Mrs. Walter (Celia) PIERSON, LaPorte.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Olive Branch Church of God with the Rev. Gerald BRICKER officiating. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 7:30 p.m. today until Sunday noon and at the church prior to the service.

Kent B. Sibert
Kent B. SIBERT, 85, died this morning of a heart attack at his home on he east shore of Lake Manitou.
His body was found in a chair about 10:30 a.m. by Marvin ANDERSON, repairman for the Rochester Telephone company, who stopped to inquire about a reportd interruption in party-line phone service. Mr. Sibert lived alone and had been ill with heart condition two years.
A lifetime resident of the Rochester area, he was the son of Alfred Brady and Clara BOYER SIBERT and was born southeast of this city April 11, 1880.
His father was the earliest settler on the east shore of the lake, moving there in April, 1869, a year after he come to this community.
A retired farmer and carpenter, Mr. Siert was married in 1905 at the Ebenezer church to Carrie Leone BABCOCK, who survives. He was a charter member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Frances) MILLS, Rochester; two sons, Porter [SIBERT], Hammond, and Alfred [SIBERT], Largo, Fla.; eight grandchildren, including Kent MILLS and Mrs. Joseph (Barbara) RICHARDSON of this city; ten great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Earl D. (Susan) BEERY, South Bend. Five sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Saturday.

Saturday, September 25, 1965

Constance M. Spencer
Mrs. Constance M. SPENCER, 66, a native of Leiters Ford, died at 6:15 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth. Ill for 12 years, she had been in the hospital for one week.
Mrs. Spencer lived with a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Geraldine) DAVIS, in Leiters Ford. She had lived in Argos from 1938 to 1963. She was bornAug. 21, 1899 to John and Carrie FREELS BARGER. She was married in Leiters Ford in 1920 to Verlin RHODES, who died in 1937. She was married in 1941 to Floyd C. SPENCER, who died in 1948. She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Surviving with Mrs. Davis are two other daughters, Mrs. Pauline SHIREMAN, Delong, and Mrs. Catherine PELTZ, Argos; two sons, Robert RHODES, South Bend, and Walter RHODES, Tippecanoe; fourteen grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Chloe HACKETT, Culver, and a brother, E. A. BARGER, St. Petersburg, Fla. A daughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, September 27, 1965

John Gordon
John GORDON, 80, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Sunday at 6:20 a.m. in his home after an extended illness.
Born March 25, 1885, in Fulton county, he was the son of Samuel and Diadama DeWEESE GORDON and had spent his lifetime in this area. He was married Sept. 4, 1907, in the home in which he died, to Maudie HAMLETT, who survives.
A retired farmer, he was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Also surviving are two sons, Charles [GORDON], R.R. 2, Warsaw, and Byron [GORDON], R.R. 2, Rochester; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene [GORDON], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Lyman [GORDON], Plymouth, and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were one son, one sister and two brothers.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Howard ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Hamlet cemetery, seven miles northeast of here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Nellie Glingle
Mrs. Nellie GLINGLE, 80, R.R. 1, Bourbon, died Saturday at 1 p.m. in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marion GOHN, R.R. 4, Rochester. Last rites were held today at the Bourbon Church of Christ, with burial in Parks cemetery there.
A lifelong resident of the Bourbon area, Mrs. Glingle was married in 1913 to Edward GLINGLE, who died in 1958. She was a member of the Church of Christ and Order of Eastern Star in Bourbon.
Surviving are a son, John [GLINGLE], R.R. 1, Bourbon; two daughters, Mrs. Gohn and Mrs. Nellie MONTEL, R.R. 1, Claypool; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.

Tuesday, September 28, 1965

[no obits]

Wednesday, September 29, 1965

Cecil Miller
Cecil MILLER, 60, Westfield, a Fulton county native, was killed in a car-train crash on U.S. 31 five miles west of Tipton about 4 p.m. Tuesday.
He was riding in a car driven by Charles LEWIS, 50, Indianapolis, who was killed, also.
Mr. Miller was born May 14, 1905 near Fulton to Clinton and Ida GUISE MILLER.
Surviving are the wife; a son; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charles GEIER, Rochester, and Mrs. Edna HENDERSON, Fletchers Lake; a brother, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are pending.

Lon Moore
Funeral rites and burial were held Monday in New Carlisle for Lon MOORE, 63, former Rochester businessman. He died Friday evening at Memorial hospital in South Bend after suffering a heart attack in his home at New Carlisle.
A native of Rushville, Mr. Moore resided here five years in the late 1930s and was co-owner of the Van Meter and Moore farm implement business. He served as president of the 4-H Fair Association here and at New Carlisle, was president of the St. Joseph County Planning Commission. He was a charter member of the Rochester Lions club.
Mr. Moore was a graduate of Indiana university and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are the wife and a step-daughter, the former Ruth CLIFFORD, now Mrs. Thomas CARPENTER, Western Springs, Ill.

A. L. Beck
A. L. BECK, 89, Kokomo, longtime summer resident of Lake Manitou, died Monday at his home following an extended illness.
The Beck family resided during the summers in the Brockman Park addition on the east shore of the lake. Surviving are the wife and a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Josephine) BECK of Wabash, who with her husband also have been frequent summer residents here.
Funeral rites and burial will be in Kokomo.

Thursday, September 30, 1965 to Friday, October 1, 1965

[no obits]

Saturday, October 2, 1965

Bess B. Baker
Miss Bess B. BAKER, 84, 225 West Seventh street, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the R. and N. nursing home, Teagarden, Ind., near Walkerton. She had been ill for several months.
She was born Dec. 12, 1879 in Rochester to Peter and Ellen BRUGH BAKER. She had lived in Rochester all her life.
Miss Baker was a retired office employee of Public Service Indiana. She was a member of the Rochester First United Presbyterian church.
The only survivor is a cousin, Mrs. Harold LINN, Bourbon. A sister, Bertha BAKER, died Sept. 23, 1950.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Hugh STEWART officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.

Metha B. Wilhelm
Mrs. Metha B. WILHELM, 63, South Bend, died at 12:05 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital at South Bend, where she had been a patient the past month. Previous to this, she had been confined to Woodlawn hospital three weeks. Death followed a three-month illness from a stroke.
Born March 29, 1902, at Peru, she was the daughter of Barney and Julia CLARK WILHELM. Her marriage was in Rochester in 1947 to Harold WILHELM, who died in 1953.
She had been employed by the New York Central railroad in Hammond. Mrs. Wilhelm belonged to Asbury Methodist church in South Bend, Rebekah lodge of that city and of the Railway Businesswomen's Association.
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Jack (Gertrude) PRESS, R.R. 3, Rochester. One brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call afgter 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, October 4, 1965

Francesco Zoppe
Last rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Carlisle funeral home at Michigan City for Francesco ZOPPE, 53, R.R. 3, Michigan City, who died Saturday at 4 p.m. in Memorial hospital there after a week's illness.
The Rev. John HUGHES will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service.
A former resident of Rochester, Mr. Zoppe moved from here to Michigan City 10 years ago. He was employed as night watchman at the Carcex Inc. plant.
Born in Italy Aug. 11, 1912, he was married to Sula EAST.
Surviving are two sons, Frencesco and Brian [ZOPPE], both at home; two brothers, Ralph [ZOPPE], Lebanon, Fla., and John [ZOPPE], Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Aurelia HALL, Dallas.
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Harley Thompson
Harley THOMPSON, 47, superintendent of the Fulton County Home, died of a massive coronary attack at 11:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital within a few minutes of his admission.
Survivors include the wife, Jean [THOMPSON]; two sons, Steve and Tim [THOMPSON], both with the U.S. Navy; and the mother, Mrs. Maude LOWE, Rochester.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Vernard Hartle
Vernard HARTLE, R.R. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home, shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Earl F. Kistler
Earl F. KISTLER, 79, Leiters Ford, was killed instantly at 2:45 p.m. Sunday when his car collided with an auto containing youngsters on their way to a church meeting, on the Olson road 1 1/2 miles southwest of Leiters Ford.
Kistler, alone in his car, was thrown from the vehicle and died of severed aorta artery and crushed chest, the sheriff's office said.
Four youngsters and an adult in the other car, all from Aubbeenaubbee township, where injured.
The driver, Eugene P. REICHARD, 17, R.R. 4, Rochester, sustained a possible fractured shoulder, bruises on his legs and a nose injury. He was treated by a Culver physician.
Peggy ROE, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne ROE of Leiters Ford, suffered a broken right wrist and a cut above her left eye. Peggy is the 1965 Aubbeenaubbee Towship Strawberry Festival queen. She was riding in the middle of the front seat. Her father, Wayne ROE, is president of the Leiters Ford State Bank.
Mrs. Ruth KING, 43, Leiters Ford, riding on the right of the front seat, suffered a cut on her head and bruises and cuts on both knees. She is the wife of the Rev. Norris KING, pastor of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Riding in the back seat were Rayna REINHOLT, 15, Leiters Ford, who sustained injuries to both shins, and Leonard KING, 16, son of the Rev. and Mrs. KING, who sustained scratches on the lower parts of both legs.
Miss Roe and Mrs. King are in Woodlawn hospital. Miss Reiholt and the King youth did not require medical treatment.
Kistler, going east in a 1949 Chevrolet, turned left into the path of Reichard's westbound 1963 Cherolet as he was enroute to visit his first cousin, A. E. BUNN, the sheriff's office said. The accident site is atop a small hillcrest.
The Aubbeenaubbee residents were enroute to Ind. 17, which they planned to follow to Kewanna for a Methodist Youth Fellowship meeting.
The sheriff's office said seat belts would have prevented some of the injuries and lessened the others. Neither car was equipped with seat belts.
Kistler was Fulton county's fourth traffic fatality of the year.
The body was taken to the Foster & Good funeral home, where arrangements are incomplete, pending the arrival of a daughter from Artesia, Cal.

Leonard F. Wolfe
Leonard F. WOLFE, 61, 613 West Ninth street, died Saturday at 10:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Wednesday. Death came after two years of failing health.
Born Dec. 2, 1903, at Youngstown, O., he was the son of John and Marie GRAF WOLFE. He moved to the city in May from Brook, where he had lived three years. For 30 years previous, he resided at Schererville.
His marriage was in Chicago Sept. 20, 1930, to Agnes HODSLEY, who survives. Mr. Wolfe was employed by the Pullman Standard corporation at Hammond and was a member of the First Christian church of Hammond.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert [WOLFE], at home, and John [WOLFE], Whiting; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy MATHEWS, LaPorte, and Mrs. Julia AUSBURG, Hammond. One daughter died in 1959.
The body has been removed from the Foster & Good funeral home here to the Fagen funeral home in Highland, where last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Chapel Lawn Memorial cemetery at Schererville.

Frances E. Gibble
Mrs. Frances E. GIBBLE, 52, Mentone, died Sunday at 3 a.m. in her home after brief illness.
Born at Sevastopol March 31, 1913, she was the daughter of Jesse and Folsom MINEAR NEWELL and had spent her life in the Mentone area. Her marriage was Feb. 13, 1942, to Harry GIBBLE, who survives.
Mrs. Gibble was a member of the Mentone Methodist church and of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Also surviving are one son, Rodney [GIBBLE], Mentone; one daughter, Calleen [GIBBLE], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Darrell (Elenora) COPLEN, Mentone, and Mrs. Joseph (Juanita) WIDMAN, Larwill; one brother, John NEWELL, Silver Lake, and two grandchildren.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Mentone Methodist church with the Rev. Glenn COMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the King-Reed funeral home in Mentone.

Tuesday, October 5, 1965

Vernard L. Hartle
Vernard LaMar HARTLE, 53, Lake Manitou, died Monday at 12:30 p.m. of a heart attack at his home on Barrett road, north shore of the lake. He had been in ill health since Aug. 1.
Former longtime employee of the Bendix Corporation at South Bend, he was born in Leiters Ford Dec. 4, 1911, the son of Walter and Jesse WAGONER HARTLE. He had spent most of his life in this county.
His marriage was Nov. 28, 1964, to Susan RILEY, who survives. Mr. Hartle was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge and American Legion Post.
Surviving besides the wife are two stepsons, Daniel and Walter RILEY, both at home; two brothers, O. C. HARTLE, LaPorte, and Charles HARTLE, Culver, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Clyde WALTERS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Earl F. Kistler
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Earl F. KISTLER, 79, Leiters Ford, who was killed Sunday afternoon in a two-car crash near Leiters Ford.
The Rev. Norris KING will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Five other county residents, all passengers in the second car, were injured in the accident. Two of them, Peggy ROE, 15, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Ruth KING, 43, wife of the Rev. King, were in "Fair" condition at Woodlawn hospital today.
Suffering lesser injuries but not admitted to the hospital were Eugene REICHARD, 17, R.R. 4, Rochester, driver of the second car; Rayna REINHOLT, 15, and Leonard KING, 16, both of Leiters Ford.
Mr. Kistler had resided in Leiters Ford since 1951. He was a retired railroad conductor for the Michigan Central and Indiana Harbor Belt railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.
Born in Winamac July 5, 1886, he was the son of Edward and Sarah BUNN KISTLER. His marriage was Nov. 12, 1912, in Maywood, Ill., to Daisy SWEET, who died July 17, 1963.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Jane) BOSTIAN, Artesia, Cal.; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter, and a brother, Clyde [KISTLER], Muier, Mich. A brother and a great-granddaughter preceded in death.

Harley Thompson
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Harley THOMPSON, 47, superintendent of the Fulton County Home. He died of a heart attack Monday at 11:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, shortly after his admission there. He had been stricken earlier while working at the County Home.
The Rev. C. W. GARDNER, Crooked CreekChristian church near Royal Center, will officiate at the rites. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.
Born n Rochester Feb. 27, 1918, Mr. Thompson was the son of Isaac and Maude LOWE THOMPSON. His marriage was May 7, 1938, to Jean BROOKER, who survives.
He was a member of the Manitou Moose and Rochester Eagles lodges.
Also surviving are two sons, Timothy Rex [THOMPSON], with the Navy in Puerto Rico, and Steven [THOMPSON], with the Navy at Great Lakes, Ill.; his mother, Mrs. Maude LOWE, Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. Georgia LIMING, Rochester, and Mrs. Verle ZIMMERMAN, Walkerton.

Wednesday, October 6, 1965

Martha Diveley
Mrs. Martha [DIVELEY], 91, formerly of Grass Creek, died Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Rochester nursing home after a long illness. She had resided at the nursing home since 1963.
A lifetime resident of this county, she was born Aug. 23, 1874, the daughter of A. D. and Eliza HIZER. Her marriage was in 1894 to William DIVELEY, who died in 1949.
Mrs. Diveley was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence ROUCH, Fulton; and Mrs. Violet SIMPSON, West Palm Beach, Fla.; three sons, Edgar [DIVELEY], Fulton; Russell [DIVELEY], Grass Creek, and George [DIVELEY], Great Falls, Mont.; one sister, Mrs. Rose JACKSON, Kewanna; two half-brothers, Joe HIZER and Nelson HIZER, both of Grass Creek; eighteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were a son and a daughter.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton, where frieds may call after 4 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Cheryl Lee Bell
Cheryl Lee BELL, daughter of Arnold E. and Barbara Ruth KELLY BELL, died at 1:30 a.m. today in Michigan City Memorial hospital, 40 minutes after birth.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Jeannie Lynn [BELL], 2 1/2 years old; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis KELLY, R.R. 5, Rochester; the paternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Belle ZARTMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. George POLLOCK, R.R. 2, Rochester, and aunts and uncles.
Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. C. J. MOWRER at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Foster & Good funeral home [is] in charge of arrangements.

Albert M. Briggs
Albert Marion BRIGGS, 95, died Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at his home in Macy after an illness of five months.
A retired farmer, he was a lifetime resident of the Macy area and was born Sept. 9, 1870, the son of Robert and Mary BRIGGS. He was a member of the Macy Christian church.
His first marriage, in 1890, was to Ida Luetta LOVETT, who died in 1931. His second marriage was to Mertie SHIELDS in 1934. She died in 1961.
Surviving are two sons, Marvin [BRIGGS], Indianapolis, and Hurd [BRIGGS], Macy; one grandson, Richard [BRIGGS], Macy; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Agnes BAUMAN, Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Hazel BAUMAN, San Diego, Cal., and four great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home in Fulton at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Thursday, October 7, 1965 to Saturday, October 9, 1965

[no obits]

Monday, October 11, 1965

Marie A. Sulek
Mrs. Marie A. SULEK, 77, longtime resident of the Kewanna community, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the Springer nursing home at Indianapolis after a year's serious illness. She had been in failing health 10 years.
Mrs. Sulek had lived in Indianapolis the past three years, at 445 West Arthur avenue.
Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ross MARRS of Indianapolis officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A residet of the Kewanna area 32 years, Mrs. Sulek was born in Chicago Sept. 17, 1888, the daughter of James and Marie CERVENKA. She was married in Chicago Sept. 16, to John M. SULEK, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virgil (Alice) Van DUYNE, Indianapolis; one son, John [SULEK], Lincoln, Neb.; two grandchildren and one sister, Agnes [CERVENKA], Austria. One son and two brothers preceded in death.

James E. Howard
James E. HOWARD, 22, R.R. 1, Macy, was killed Sunday when his auto collided with another car on U.S. 30, two miles west of Ven Wert, O.
Lewis MILLER, 47, Macy, a passenger in the Howard vehicle, was injured. The driver of the other car, Dale NESS, 47, Enola, Pa., was not hurt.

Fieldon B. Compton
Fieldon B. COMPTON, 73, Mishawaka, former resident of Rochester, died Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka following an illness of two years.
Born in Grass Creek March 12, 1892, he was married to Grace WIESJAHN, who survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, seventeen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Lydia NICKLES, Argos; Mrs. Blanche MOORE, Rochester, and Mrs. Maude KEITZER, South Bend.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Pleasant Hill church near Lake Bruce with the Rev. W. L. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Bubb chapel in Mishawaka until 10 a.m. Tuesday and at the church an hour before the rites.

Tuesday, October 12, 1965

James E. Howard
Funeral rites and burial will be in Royalton, Ky., for James HOWARD, 22, R.R. 1, Macy, who was killed Sunday in a two-car collision near Van Wert, O. Howard's father resides at Royalton.

Don Bruce
Don BRUCE, 76, R.R. 2, Culver, died Monday at 1:50 p.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a two-week illness.
Born near Bruce Lake Oct. 28, 1888, he was the son of Francis and Carolyn FINLEY BRUCE and had lived in Culver 45 years. His marriage was Dec. 15, 1922, at Winamac, to Nina OVERMYER, who survives, along with nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bruce was a member of the Culver E.U.B. church and for many years was custodian at Culver high school.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Culver E.U.B. church with the Rev. Dwight McCLURE officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Bruce cemetery, near Bruce Lake. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver after 7 p.m. today until noon Thursday and at the church prior to the service.

Wednesday, October 13, 1965

Louise K. Stanley
Mrs. Louise K. STANLEY, 85, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 2:55 a.m. today at Dukes hospital in Peru, where she had been a patient one day. She had been in failing health three years and seriously ill two weeks.
Born June 12, 1880 in Germany, she was the daughter of Carl and Katherine GUTMANN. She came 20 years ago to Gilead from Louisville, Ky. She was married in 1918 in Prestonburg, Ky., to Malcolm STANLEY, who died in 1940. She was a member of the Presbyterian church at Virginia Beach, Va., and was a retired registered nurse.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jake (Anna Lou) DAMRON, R.R. 2, Macy, and Mrs. Jack (Mary) BAILEY, Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Methodist church in Gilead with the Rev. Lee SHARP officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead 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.

Ida Gibson
Mrs. Ida GIBSON, 80, 1517 Audubon avenue, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient eight days. Mrs. Gibson had been seriously ill since June, when she suffered a stroke, and was in ill health three years.
Born Sept. 6, 1885, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Martin and Carline BERRY ARVEN and had spent her lifetime in this community. Her marriage was Feb. 6, 1909, in Rochester, to Earl R. GIBSON, who survives.
She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and of its Bible class.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Leona) HAWK, R.R. 5, Rochester; two sons, Herschel [GIBSON], South Bend, and Francis [GIBSON], Macy; a niece, Mrs. Emery (Arlene) BAER of Logansport, who was reared in the Gibson home; six grandchildre; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Harry (Ethel) WILSON, Buchanan, Mich. A son, Charles [GIBSON], preceded in death in 1951. Also preceding in death were two brothers, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, October 14, 1965

Mary L. Wilson
Mrs. Mary Louise WILSON, 39, Tiosa, died at 11 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of carcinoma. She had been ill three months.
A lifetime resident of this community, she was born in Rochester Feb. 7, 1926 to Curtis and Margarette Ella EYTCHESON CROUSSORE. She was married April 13, 1947 in Rochester to Charles C. WILSON. Mrs. Wilson attended the Tiosa Brethren church and was employed at Chamberlin's Products in Akron.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Charles D. [WILSON], a student at the Indiana university extension in Kokomo, and Roger K. [WILSON], a Rochester junior high school pupil; two daughters, Betty Jean [WILSON], Rochester high school pupil, and Pamela Sue [WILSON], Richland Center elementary school pupil; four brothers, James [CROUSSORE], Bremen, and Harley, Curtis and Steve [CROUSSORE], all of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Claude (Bernice) QUINN, Mrs. Clarabelle THOMPSON and Mrs. Jess (Edith) MERRILL, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Lewis (Josephine) BLUE, Santa Ana, Cal.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Gene ECKERLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Frieds may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Gregory Allen Lewis
Gregory Allen LEWIS, 3 1/2, son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. LEWIS of Rochester, was injured fatally at 5 p.m. Wednesday when he ran to greet his father and was run over by the father's truck.
The boy died at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where he was transferred from Woodlawn hospital at 6 p.m.
The accident occurred in the driveway of the boy's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert LEWIS, on the Tiosa road six miles north and 1 1/2 miles east of Rochester.
James Lewis drives a GMC truck to deliver ground feed for the Igo and Smalley Trucking company of Mentone. The truck was loaded and weighed 2,300 pounds when Lewis went to his parent's home for supper before continuing to Bass Lake with his load of grain.
The father pulled his truck in between two cars in the driveway and Gregory ran up to the truck to greet his dad. The boy grabbed a railing on the right side of the truck and the rear dual wheels caught the boy. He was run over by the wheels.
Lewis did not know the truck had run over the boy until his other son, Rodney [LEWIS], 5, who also had come out of the house, told him.
The father rushed his son to Woodlawn hospital in his car, which had been parked in the driveway. The grandmother, Mrs. Catherine LEWIS, gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the way.
The James Lewises are residents temporarily with Mrs. Lewis' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul WALTERS, 513 East Ninth street. They had been planning to move to a new home soon.
Gregory Allen was the eighth person to die accidentally in Fulton county this year.
The boy was born in Rochester March 1, 1962, the son of James and Barbara WALTERS LEWIS. He attended the First Brethren church at Tiosa.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a brother, Rodney James [LEWIS], 5; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul WALTERS, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. LEWIS, R.R. 5, Rochester; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Harley HAGGERTY, Rochester; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Byron LEWIS, Crystal Beach, Fla., and an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. William LEWIS, R.R. 5, Rochester.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Brethren church at Tiosa with the Rev. Gene ECKERLY officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday until 11:30 a.m. Saturday and at the church an hour before the service.

John Adams
John ADAMS, 72, R.R. 1, Culver, died Wednesday at 1:30 a.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a year's illness.
Born Oct. 21, 1892, in Kokomo, he was the son of William and Rebecca ADAMS and had moved to the Culver community eight years ago from Anderson.
Mr. Adams was a retired employee of the Force corporation in Anderson.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Genevieve ADAMS, Anderson; two grandsons, Sherman and Gordon ADAMS, both of Anderson, and nieces and nephews.
Rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Carl BAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Friday noon.

Friday, October 15, 1965

Mary L. Wilson
Last rites for Mrs. Mary Louise WILSON, 39, Tiosa, who died of carcinoma Thursday morning, have been changed to Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Gene ECKERLEY will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lewis Ratliff
Lewis RATLIFF, 79, Akron, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Rochester nursing home after a four-year illness. He had been at the nursing home two years.
Born Feb. 13, 1886 in Frenchburg, Ky., to Jasper and Lucendia COBURN RATLIFF, he moved to Akron 45 years ago. He was married Aug. 29, 1905 in Frenchburg to Eula PHILIPS, who survives. He was a memer of the Modern Woodmen lodge and the Akron Church of God.
Mr. Ratliff was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Myron (Ruth) Van LUE, Akron; Mrs. Ray (Arma) ECKERT, R.R. 5, Warsaw; Mrs. Richard (Mable) MOORE, Coldwater, Mich., and Mrs. Homer (Edna) SHOEMAKER, Hammond; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Effie SNODGRASS, Towanda, Ill.; a brother, Earl [RATLIFF], Lakewood, Colo. Two sons, a daughter, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Revs. Victor YEAGER and Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Saturday, October 16, 1965

Joseph H. Nickels
Joseph H. NICKELS, 92, Argos, a native of Grass Creek, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where he had been a patient four days. He had been in failing health three years.
Born Sept. 30, 1873, he had lived on a farm near Logansport for 22 years before moving to Argos six years ago. He was married April 19, 1905 in Rochester to Lydia COMPTON, who survives. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Flossie) WHITNEY and Mrs. John (Thelma) STONE, both of South Bend; two sons, Orville J. [NICKELS], Rochester and Ivan M. [NICKELS], Bringhurst, Ind.; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert EBEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, October 18, 1965

Minnie Ervin
Mrs. Minnie ERVIN, 91, died at 12:57 p.m. Sunday at the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient since July, 1962. She had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Ed GILLILAND, R.R. 3, Rochester, for about seven years before entering the nursing home.
Born Aug. 8, 1874 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John and Sarah ALLEN GOSS. She was married to Adolphus WELCH, who preceded in death. She was married later to Alonzo ERVIN, who preceded in death, also. She was a member of the Rochestr E.U.B. church.
Mrs. Ervin lived most of her life in Fulton and Grant counties.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Gladys) GILLILAND, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Ray (Leona) MARTIN, Escondido, Cal., and Mrs. Carl (Emma) BOWERS, Pittsburgh, Pa.; two sons, the Rev. Vernon GOSS, Fishers, Ind., and DeForest WELCH, St, Petersburg, Fla.; eighteen grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren; twenty-four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Delila HUNTER, Greensburg; a brother, O. S. GOSS, Sabastian, Fla.; five step-grandchildren ad step-great-grandchildren. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mississinewa I.O.O.F. cemetery at Marion. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Helen J. Queen
Mrs. Helen J. QUEEN, 82, died at Woodlawn hospital at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. In failing health since February, she was admitted to the hospital Friday. She lived with her daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Ann) BICKLE, on the east shore of Lake Manitou.
Born Aug. 12, 1883 in Newark, O., she was the daughter of John and Nancy TRACE WEAKLEY. She was married July 12, 1905 in Glenford, O., to Allen W. QUEEN, who died Aug. 2, 1948. She was a member of the First E.U.B. church in Newark. Mrs. Queen moved here three years ago from Lorain, O.
Surviving are the daugher; four grandchildren, Cathy, Kandi, Phil and Allen BICKLE, all of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Marie) STEEN, Chula Vista, Cal.
Last rites will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Wilson cemetery near Newark. Graveside rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Zeana Bickel
Mrs. Charles (Zeana) BICKEL, 82, Akron, died at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. She had been in the hospital six days and in failing health two years.
A native of Wabash county a resident of Akron most of her life, she was born Sept. 25, 1881 to John and Mary CHRISTNER CRAIG. She was married Feb. 25, 1899 in Wabash county to Charles BICKEL who died in 1949.
Surviving are two sons; Cye BICKEL, Taslo, British Columbia, ad Palmer BICKEL, Akron; a daughter, Mrs. S. E. (Grether) MUMAU, Tensed, Ida.; five grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, with the Rev. Ralph HOFFMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 19, 1965

[no obits]

Wednesday, October 20, 1965

Charles M. Jeffries
Charles M. JEFFRIES, 59, shot four time by an intruder in his home northwest of Monterey Tuesday night, telephoned a nearby resident for help and managed to say the name of his attacker before he died.
But the woman who answered the phone can't remember what he said.
Jeffries was found dead on the floor of his home with the telephone in his hand, 15 minutes later. He had been shot by a 38-calibre gun. Finding the body was Jim ZEHNER, Monterey town marshal.
Sheriff Wayne KOEPKEY of Pulaski county declined to reveal the name of the woman called by Jeffries. She does not know why the victim called her, said the sheriff, and it's possible he dialed the wrong number while trying to call police.
Jeffries lived alone and operated a trailer court along the Tippecanoe river, near Ora about six miles northwest of Monterey.
Robbery evidently was the motive the front door of the Jeffries home was open and its latch broken. Only $2 was found on the premises although Jeffries, according to Zehner, was known to carry a money clip at most times with at least $100 in it.
There is some evidence that the break-in was the work of two persons. Jeffries was shot twice in the back and twice in the head, two bullets hitting above the left ear.
State police and Pulaski county authorities are investigating.
Surviving are the wife, Helen [JEFFRIES], Anderson; two sisters and three brothers. Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Sells-Rowe funeral home at Anderson with burial in the Miller cemetery in Middleton.
Jeffries also maintained a home in Anderson. He was last seen at a tavern in Ora, leaving there about 9:30 p.m. A neighbor living 100 yards from the Jeffries home said he heard a car drive to the house about the time of the shooting and leave a short time later. He could not identify it or its occupants.

Thursday, October 21, 1965

Charles M. Jeffries
Two suspects were being questioned today in the fatal shooting of Charles JEFFRIES, 59, semi-retired man who lived near Monterey, north of Winamac.
Sheriff Wayne H. KOEPKEY would not disclose their identity.
He said Jeffries died from a .38 caliber bullet that entered his back and lodged in the abdomen. He said an intruder entered through the rear door at Jeffries' home Tuesday night and that robbery apparently was the motive.
Mabel A. Zimmerman
Mrs. Mabel A. ZIMMERMAN, Lake Manitou, died Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Monday. Mrs. Zimmerman was 81 years of age. Death was due to carcinoma of the liver.
Formerly a patient at the Rochester nursing home for a year, Mrs. Zimmerman resided at Poet's Point on the north shore of the lake and before that at 417 East 13th street.
Born in Miami county Aug. 8, 1884, she was the daughter of Miles and Martha ENYEART NORMAN. Her marriage was April 1, 1905, to William W. ZIMMERMAN, who died Feb. 21, 1953. Mr. Zimmerman was a former Rochester postmaster.
Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of the First Baptist church, Evergeeen Rebekah lodge, Order of Eastern Star, McKinley club and was a charter member of the Froebel club and the Fulton County Home Demonstration Chorus.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Nina) WAECHTER, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Hugh (Lura) KIRKENDALL and Mrs. Stanley (Anita) SAMUELSON, both of Rochester; two sons, Robert [ZIMMERMAN], R.R. 2, Rochester, and Ralph [ZIMMERMAN], R.R. 1, Rochester; seventeen grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were three daughters, a son, and two brothers. Two children died in 1964, Mrs. Wilma McKINNEY and Dale ZIMMERMAN, county surveyor.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Teresa Marie Robbins
Teresa Marie ROBBINS, daughter of Paul Francis and Mary Elizabeth RYAN ROBBINS, R.R. 2, Kewanna, was stillborn at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.
The parents recently moved to Fulton county from Florida.
Surviving with the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt KIRBACH of Florida, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas CHAPLIN of Florida.
Graveside rites will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. There will be no calling hours. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence W. Hendrickson
Lawrence W. HENDRICKSON, 77, Liberty township farmer, died Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Elkhart general hospital from injuries sustained Sept. 15, when he collided with a car near his home west of Fulton.
He was the fifth person to die from highway accidents in Fulton county this year and the ninth to meet accidental death here.
Mr. Hendrickson walked across the road in front of his house, two miles west of Fulton on Ind. 114, and was returning when a car driven by David GAULT, 24, R.R. 3, Kewanna, approached from the east.
Gault slowed his car and swerved to the right in order to avoid Mr. Hendrickson, who evidently became confused and began to run. The victim collided with the left side of the Gault auto sustaining head injuries, fracture to the right arm and cuts.
He had been taken to Woodlawn hospital before being transferred to Elkhart a week later.
Born Oct. 15, 1888, in Fulton county, he was the son of George P. and Agnes HARRISON HENDRICKSON and had spent his life in the county. He was married Oct. 15, 1910, at Kentland, to Blanche SPOTTS, who died March 19, 1965.
Surviving are one son, Ray [HENDRICKSON], principal of Rice elementary school at Elkhart; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth GRAFFIS, Kewanna; and one brother, Minden [HENDRICKSON], Kewanna. Preceding in death were two daughters and two brothers, Florence and Milan HENDRICKSON.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers' Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. James RANARD officiating, assisted by the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR. Burial will be in the Fulton Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, October 22, 1965

Mabel A. Zimmerman
Services for Mrs. Mabel A. ZIMMERMAN, 81, Lake Manitou, have been changed to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Mrs. Zimmerman died Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Allan BYRNE. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Leroy C. Neff
Leroy C. NEFF, 74, died at 11:15 a.m. today while in his car near Ninth street and Wabash avenue. He lived on the north shore of Lake Manitou. Last rites are set tentatively for 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, October 23, 1965

Leroy C. Neff
Last rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Leroy C. NEFF, 74, R.R. 2, Rochester. Burial will be at the Park cemetery in Greenfield. The Rochester Masonic lodge will conduct services at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the lodge hall and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Neff died of a heart attack Friday at 11:15 a.m. while in his car near Ninth street and Wabash avenue.
A retired lumber dealer, Neff resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou. He formerly operated the Neff and Murphy Lumber company in Akron, retiring five years ago.
Born in Rushville Dec. 20, 1890, he was the son of Henry and Louella BEVER NEFF. His marriage was to Charlotte HUGHES in 1934 at Greenfield. She died in December, 1946.
A resident of Rochester 30 years, Mr. Neff moved here from Greenfield. He was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, Manitou Moose lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars here.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ione HUSTON and Mrs. Lena COE, both R.R. 2, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A brother, Claude [NEFF], preceded in death.

Kenneth G. Surface
Kenneth G. SURFACE, 36, Michigan City, died Friday at 5 a.m. in Westville. Mr. Surface had been ill for one year.
Mr. Surface was the husband of Mrs. Mary Ellen SURFACE of Frankfort, a former resident of Rochester. Her mother, Mrs. [Elsie] CHURCH, resides in Rochester.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Carlisle funeral home in Michigan City. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Hilton H. WHITAKER. Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening and Monday until the funeral.

Milo K. Coplen
Milo K. "Mike" COPLEN, 74, 1101 Franklin avenue, who retired in 1958 after 47 years's service with the Rochester Telephone company, died at 2:57 a.m. today at his home. He had been ill with a coronary condition for 1 1/2 years.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, Mr. Coplen was a candidate for Fulton county assessor on the Democratic ticket in 1962.
Born April 8, 1891 in Athens, Mr. Coplen was the son of O. Melville and Mary B. GREGSON COPLEN. He was married Aug. 15, 1914 in Rochester to Hannabelle PORTER, who died in 1917. On Nov. 15, 1922, he was married here to Mary C. SAYGER, who survives.
He was a member of Manitou Moose Lodge 1107 and a charter member of the Knights of Pythias lodge here.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Carolyn Jane) HOOKER, Rochester; a son, Porter F. [COPLEN], Peru; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Grace BYBEE, South Bend, and Mrs. Fred (May) DICKERHOFF, Akron; four brothers, A. R. "Ray" [COPLEN], and Oscar [COPLEN], both of Rochester; Omer [COPLEN], Winslow, and George [COPLEN], Fort Wayne, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Helen P. Skinner
Mrs. Helen Pauline SKINNER, 65, R.R. 2, Rochester (northeast shore of Lake Manitou), died at 9:30 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient four years. She had been ill for four years.
She was a niece of LeRoy NEFF, also of Lake Manitou, who died Friday morning.
Mrs. Skinner was born Aug. 26, 1900 in Rushville to Joe and Ione NEFF HUSTON. She had lived here for five years, moving from St. Petersburg, Fla. She had lived the majority of her life at Centerville, near Richmond, where she and her husband had operated a drug store.
Mrs. Skinner was first married to Ray BIRD, who preceded in death. Her second marriage was to Everett SKINNER, who preceded in death, also. She was a member of the St. Joseph church here.
Surviving are a son, Robert BIRD, Terre Haute; the mother, of Lake Manitou; a brother, Wayne HUSTON, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and an aunt, Mrs. Lena COE, Lake Manitou.
Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, October 25, 1965

Helen P. Skinner
Last rites will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Helen Pauline SKINNER, 65, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died Saturday at the Miller nursing home.
Father Harold WELLER will officiate and burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery, Centerville. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mabel J. Williams
Mrs. Mabel Jane WILLIAMS, 67, Orange, Cal., former Argos resident, died at 5 p.m. Sunday in Long Beach, Cal. She had lived all her life in the Argos community until five years ago, when she moved to California.
Her husband, Charles W. WILLIAMS, died in 1960.
The body is being returned to the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where services are pending.

Jennie A. Lyon
Mrs. Jennie A. LYON, 90, Mentone, died Sunday at noon in an Attica hospital. She had been living several months with her children in Attica. She had been ill three years.
Born Aug. 12, 1875 in Marshall county, she was the daugher of Levi H. and Sarah LEWIS EATON. She was married Feb. 16, 1895 to Frank LYON, who died in 1930.
Surviving are two sons, John [LYON], Attica, and Don [LYON], R.R. 1, Pierceton; five daughers, Mrs. Irene SMITH, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. Louese EVANS, Attica; Mrs. Robert (Nellie) REED, Mentone; Mrs. John (Virginia) DAVIS, Oswego, N.Y., and Mrs. Robert (Betty) MILLIGAN, Williamsport, Ind.; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-eight, great-grandchildren. Mrs. Nellie Reed and her husband are the former owners of King-Reed Memorial home and she is manager of the Mentone license branch.
Friends may call at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone after 7 o'clock tonight. Services will be there at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. David GOSSER, officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Tuesday, October 26, 1965

Erno B. Pletcher
Funeral rites and burial were conducted at Berwyn, Ill., last week for Erno B. PLETCHER, 76, Berwyn, who died of a heart attack Oct. 17. He was the brother of Roy PLETCHER, R.R. 1, Rochester. A retird schoolteacher, Mr. Pletcher gradated from the University of Illinois and is survived by his wife, the former Agnes HAVILL, four sons, three sisters and two other brothers.

Mabel J. Williams
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Mrs. Mabel Jane WILLIAMS, 67. native of Argos, who died Sunday at the Long Beach, Cal., hospital. She resided at Orange, Ca.
The Rev. Robert EBEY will officiate at the service and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Williams, who had been ill five years, was born in Argos Dec. 8, 1897, the daughter of Franklin and Jemima CAILLAT RAILSBACK. She was married at Plymouth Dec. 18, 1917, to Charles WILLIAMS, who died April 24, 1960. Mrs. Williams moved to California from Argos after the death of her husband.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) MEYER, Pittsburgh; three sons, George [WILLIAMS], Indianapolis; Cecil [WILLIAMS], Long Beach, Cal., and Carl [WILLIAMS], Downey, Cal.; fifteen grandchildren; one brother, Victor RAILSBACK, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Maude OLDS, Rosedale, Ind., and Mrs. Victoria DUNN, Yuba City, Cal.

J. B. Wermes
J. B. WERMES, 80, Logansport, was found dead of a heart attack Monday at 9:30 p.m. in his home at 800 West Broadway street.
Among the survivors are two daughters from Rochester, Mrs. Riley (Marietta) SHIRLEY and Mrs. Harold (Margaret) WAKELAND. Also surviving are three sons, another daughter, two brothers, two sisters, twenty-five grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
His wife, Elizabeth [WERMES], preceded in death in 1950. The Kroeger funeral home at Logansport is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. A. P. Reuter
Word was received today of the death of Dr. A. P. REUTER, Peru. He is the father of Dr. E. F. REUTER of Rochester. No details were available immediately.

Wednesday, October 27, 1965

Dr. Arthur P. Reuter
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the St. John's Lutheran church at Peru for Dr. Arthur P. REUTER, 87, an optometrist at Peru 44 years, who died Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. in Dukes hospital at Peru. He had been ill six weeks.
The Rev. Ralph DANIELSON will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru.
A native of German, Dr. Reuter was born Oct. 21, 1878, the son of Karl and Anna SEYDLER REUTER. He was married March 16, 1904, to Linda DORR, who died July 13, 1953.
Dr. Reuter had retired in 1948. He was a member of the St. John's church.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. Elbert S. REUTER, Rochester, optometrist, and Leonard REUTER, Peru; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clara STEWART and Mrs. Martha BROUNELLER, both of Peru; Oswald [REUTER], Fort Wayne, and Elbert [REUTER], Prescott, Ariz.

Robert H. Lamb
Robert H. LAMB, 59, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday at his home following a 17-year illness. He had been seriously ill for three weeks. He lived one-half mile west of Gilead.
A former school teacher and salesman, Mr. Lamb was born May 12, 1906 in Amboy to Harvey and Fern HESTON LAMB. He was married Jan. 8, 1933 in Amboy to Beulah KING, who survives. He had lived in the Gilead community 20 years, moving there from Crown Point. He was a member of the Amboy Friends church and Gilead Masonic Lodge 354.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Roberta LAMB, Manchester college student; a son, Richard [LAMB], Waterloo, Ia.; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Maurine) JOHNSON, Pierceton, and a brother, Herman [LAMB], Kokomo. A sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Gilead Methodist church with the Rev. James SWAN officiating, assisted by the Rev. Lee SHARP. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheeta funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday and at the church for one hour before services.

Curtis E. Finney
Curtis E. FINNEY, Michigan City, died Tuesday of a heart attack while at work. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles FINNEY of the Prairie Grove neighborhood.
He served in the Navy in World War II and was a member of the Methodist church, American Legion and Masonic lodge.
Survivors are the wife; a sister, Mrs. John DENTON, Kewanna; a niece, Mrs. Raymond (Marjorie) ZARTMAN, Fulton, and two nephews, Harley DENTON, Rochester, and Charles DENTON, California.
Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carlisle funeral home, Michigan City, and burial will be in Southern Indiana Friday morning.

Thursday, October 28, 1965

Roscoe Gamble
Roscoe GAMBLE, 82, R.R. 2, Silver Lake, died at 4 a.m. today at the Pleasant View nursing home in Wabash. He had been ill for three years.
A retired farmer, Mr. Gamble was born June 27, 1883 in Wabash county to Thomas and Eliza GAMBLE. He was married to Blanche EAST, who died in 1955. He spent most of his life farming near Silver Lake and was a member of the South Pleasant Methodist church near Akron.
Surviving are nieces and nephews. Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the South Pleasant Methodist church with the Rev. Carl BROOKSHIRE officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.

Friday, October 29, 1965

Kenneth G. Surface
Additional survivors were listed today for Kenneth G. SURFACE, 36, Michigan City, who died last week in Westville.
Surviving are the wife, Mary Ellen [SURFACE], 102 Trunk Circle, Michigan City; two children, Deborah [SURFACE], 12, and David [SURFACE], 8, at home; the mother, Mrs. John SIEFERS, Frankfort; the grandmother, Mrs. Dora CASSADY, also of Frankfort; a brother, Richard SURFACE, Bloomington; two nieces and a nephew.
Mrs. Surface is a former Rochester resident. Her mother is Mrs. Elsie CHURCH of Rochester.

Lula Mae Van Fossan
Mrs. Lula Mae Van FOSSAN, 72, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 2 p.m. Thursday at her home near Nyona Lake. She had been ill two years.
She was born July 9, 1893, at Curtisville. She lived in the Macy community for 23 years after moving from Noblesville, where she was married to Frank Van FOSSAN on Jan. 5, 1940. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Christopher PARR.
Surviving are the husband, half-sister, Mrs. Raymond BELLHEIMER of Atlanta, Ind.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Clark funeral home in Elwood, where the body was taken from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Curtisville cemetery.

Louise Sheets
Mrs. Louise SHEETS, 56, died Thursday of a heart attack at her home 10 miles northeast of Rochester about 11:30 a.m.
In failing health two years, Mrs. Sheets collapsed in the yard at her home and was found by neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd CLEVENGER.
Born Aug. 7, 1909, near Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Harvey and Stella BURDETTE OLIVER, both of whom survive. Her marriage was Nov. 16, 1938, to Lee SHEETS, who is employed as a sgtereotyper at The Rochester Sentinel.
Mrs. Sheets was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are the parents, of Athens; aunts, uncles, nephew and niece. A brother preceded in death in 1960.
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Gene CLYMER officiating. Burial will be in Brick Chapel cemetery near Greencastle, where graveside rites will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, October 30, 1965

Paul V. Fisher
Paul V. FISHER, 64, R.R. 1, Watervliet, Mich., died unexpectedly of a heart attack Friday afternoon while working at his farm. His body was discovered by his wife about 5:30 p.m.
A native of Rochester, he had left this community 25 years ago. Among the survivors are the mother-in-law, Mrs. Vincent TEETER, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. D. C. (Opal) ANDERSON, Lake Manitou.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Hutchins funeral home at Watervliet.

Dr. Dayton L. Hoffman
Dr. Dayton L. HOFFMAN, 83, Akron, died at 3:30 a.m. today at his home after a year's illness.
A retired osteopath, he was born March 12, 1882, in Miami county, the son of Jacob and Catherine BROWN HOFFMAN. He had resided in Akron 25 years, moving from Flora.
He was married March 10, 1910, in Chicago to Mabel E. STAMY, who survives.
Dr. Hoffman was a member of the First Christian church of Rochester, Akron Masonic lodge, Akron Order of Eastern Star and Royal Arch Masons of Rochester.
Also surviving are two daughters, Miss Esther HOFFMAN, Indianapolis; Mrs. Wallace (Donna) WHITE, Denver, Colo.; two sons, the Rev. Donald HOFFMAN, Twin Falls, Ida., and DeVere HOFFMAN, Flora; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were two brothers and four sisters.
Last rites will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn cemetery in Flora. Masonic services will be at 8:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday.

Monday, November 1, 1965 to Tuesday, November 2, 1965

[no obits]

Wednesday, November 3, 1965

Wesley Weller
Wesley WELLER, 86, R.R. 1, Akron, died this morning in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill for a few days. Rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Thursday, November 4, 1965

David L. Davisson
Last rites are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Allen funeral home in Bunker Hill for David Leslie DAVISSON, 77, R.R. 1, Bunker Hill, who died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday at 8:40 a.m.
The Rev. Leonard PAVEY will officiate and burial will be in Galveston cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Masonic rites will be Friday at 8 p.m.
Mr. Davisson was the father of John DAVISSON, superintendent of Rochester Community Schools.
He was born in Miami county Jan. 3, 1888, and had resided there his entire life. He taught school 14 years and was a retired farmer.
His marriage was April 1, 1911, to Ressie HARRELL, who survives.
Also surviving are another son, Donald [DAVISSON], Indianapolis; four grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. J. O. YOUNG of Kokomo and Mrs. Nellie ENDICOTT of Auburn. One sister preceded in death.

Wesley Weller
Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Macy Christian church for Wesley WELLER, 86, R.R. 1, Akron, who died Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Arthur MAIN will officiate.
Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church an hour before the service. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery.
Born in Miami county May 1, 1879, Mr. Weller was the son of John and Catherine STOLTZ WELLER. His marriage was in May, 1917, to Ora Dell KENDALL, who survives.
A farmer, he was a member of the Macy Christian church and the Miami County Farm Bureau.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. [Edward] W. KIFFMEYER, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.; Mrs. G. [Lowell] (Dorothy) WASHINGTON, Peru, and Mrs. Robert (Elaine) GOTTSCHALK, R.R. 1, Rochester; one son, Dale [WELLER], R.R. 3, Peru; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie STOFFER, Montana. One brother and one sister preceded in death.

Albert A. Wood
Albert A. WOOD, 59, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 6:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patien for four days. He had been in failing health for a year and seriously ill since June.
Mr. Wood was born Jan. 30, 1906 in Fulton county to Charles and Ada WOOD. He had lived all his life in Fulton county, where he was a farmer.
Mr. Wood married Ruth WESTWOOD on May 11, 1929 in Rochester.
Survving with the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Verl (Joann) GINTHER, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. David (Lois) WILLIAMS, R.R. 1, Rochester; two sons, Fred WOOD, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Larry WOOD, Akron; six grandchildren; the mother, R.R. 2, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Roy (Edith) GARNER and Mrs. Leston (Edna) GOODYEAR, Churubusco; three brothers, Russell [WOOD], Bradenton, Fla.; Rex [WOOD], Osceola, and Howard [WOOD], Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Forrest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, November 5, 1965

Guy L. Nellans
Word has been received of the death of Guy L. NELLANS, 58, a former resident of the Rochester and Leiters Ford areas. He died unexpectedly in his sleep in McAlester, Okla., of a coronary attack.
Funeral rites and burial were in Urbandale, Ia., Oct. 21.
Mr. Nellans was the son of the late W. H. NELLANS and a brother of Mrs. Ralph WEBER, R.R. 6, Rochester. Also surviving with the wife, Benice [NELLANS], are two children and three sisters.

Dorothy L. Musselman
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Fisher funeral home at Logansport for Mrs. Dorothy Leona MUSSELMAN, 71, R.R. 1, Lucerne. The Rev. Gene SELLERS will officiate and burial will be in Deedsville cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Musselman died Thursday morning in her home after an extended illness. She was born Sept. 4, 1894, in Miami county and formerly taught school at Deedsville and Mexico. She also was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, Dean [MUSSELMAN], Logansport, and Robert [MUSSELMAN], R.R. 1, Lucerne; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Alfred RAYMER, Golden, Colo, and George RAYMER, Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel MORRIS, Logansport, a half-brother, Raymond KNIGHT, R.R. 1, Peru; an uncle, Sam HOWER, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and an aunt, Mrs. Ida DOWNS, Rochester.

Richard Wilson
Richard Wayne WILSON, 38, native of Rochester, died unexpectedly Wednesday night at his home in Indianapolis. Death came during his sleep.
Born in Rochester Feb. 21, 1927, he was the son of Andrew "Jack" and Edna GOSS WILSON. He served in the Navy and the Marine Corps and saw service in World War II and the Korean war.
In recent years, Mr. Wilson had been employed as bar manager at the Manger Motor Ill in Indianapolis. He never married.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Edna WILSON, Rochester, one sister, Mrs. Wayne (Jean) DAULTON, Rochester, and two nieces and a nephew. His father died in 1957.
Funeral rites will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian church with the Rev. Hugh STEWART officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F cemetery, where the American Legion will conduct graveside rites.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, November 6, 1965

John Ambuhl
John AMBUHL, 75, died this morning at Indianapolis after six months' illness. Indianapolis police chief from 1952-56, he served 43 years on that police force and also was City Councilman there.
Surviving are the wife, Nell [AMBUHL]; two sons, John [AMBUHL], Lake Jackson, Texas, and Donald [AMBUHL], New Canaan, Conn; eight grandchildren; four sistrs, Mrs. Marie JOHNSON, Mrs. Margaret McMULLEN and Edith AMBUHL, all of Indianapolis, and Mrs. William (Helen) AHRHARDT, Laky Nyona; and two brothers, Theodore [AMBUHL], Indianapolis, and Ernest [AMBUHL], Lake Freeman.
Last rites are pending at the Flanner-Buchanan funeral home.

Edward M. Ragland
Edwad M. RAGLAND, 60, was found dead in his room at the Dam Landing hotel, west shore of Lake Manitou, at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Death came following a year's illness.
An autopsy performed by Dr. Clarence COBB, Logansport pathologist, at the request of Dr. William RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, disclosed that a heart attack was cause of death.
The son of Edward Manson and Laura May LYTLE RAGLAND, he was born in Indianapolis April 28, 1905, and had lived in this community 20 years. A retired engineer for Radio Corporation of America, Mr. Ragland also had been employed as a deputy assessor in Rochester township. He was a member of the Methodist church at Indianapolis.
Surviving are a son, Thomas E. RAGLAND, Sudbury, Mass., and three grandchildren.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, November 8, 1965

Steven Keith Montgomery
Fulton county's 10th accidental death of the year came Sunday afternoon when a four-year-old Indianapolis boy was injured fatally in a manure spreader at his grandparents' farm.
Steven Keith MONTGOMERY, son of David and Carol MELTON, 1134 East Gimber street, Indianapolis, died of a skull fracture and stomach injuries sustained at the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Fred SANDER, R.R. 5, Rochester.
The farm is a mile north of Rochester and a mile east of U.S. 31. Mr. and Mrs. Sander are the parents of Mrs. Melton.
The sheriff's office said Steven was in a field with his grandfather who was using the manure spreader. The boy asked to ride on the vehicle after a load had been finished. With Sander on the tractor pulling the spreader, the boy got on the back of the implement.
While the youth was standing on the spreader, the handle that puts the beaters into motion was moved somehow and they caught the clothing of the boy. This occurred about 1:15 p.m.
The boy was rushed by ambulance to Woodlawn hospital, where he was dead on arrival at 1:40 p.m.
Steven Keith MONTGOMERY was born April 4, 1961 in Fort Eustis, Va. He is survived by his parents; a brother, Randy Lee [MONTGOMERY]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. SANDER; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy MELTON, R.R. 1, Plymouth; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter LARBEE, Greenfield; aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Alan D. BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Chloe M. Drudge
Mrs. Chloe M. DRUDGE, 77, formerly of 717 1/2 Main street, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital. She had been ill since 1959.
Mrs. Drudge married Clarence DRUDGE Nov. 17, 1904, in Tiosa. She was a member of the First Brethren church in Tiosa. Mr. Drudge died Dec. 31, 1945.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Clem (Opal) WALTON, Tucson, Ariza.; Mrs. Walter (Cleo) MIENERT, Silver Lake; Mrs. John (Beulah) DEATRICK, New Castle; Mrs. Chaster (Ferne) KNICKLEBINE, South Bend; Miss Ruth KILMER, South Bend, and Mrs. Edward (Olive) BRANDT, South Bend; four sons, Dean DRUDGE, South Bend; Robert DRUDGE, Tucson; Richard DRUDGE, Akron, and Dale DRUDGE, Indianapolis; twenty-six grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lela Alspach
Mrs. Lela ALSPACH, 79, died Monday at 7 p.m. in her home, 120 West Seventh street.
Born Aug. 23, 1886, in Macy, she moved to Rochester 23 years ago from Macy. She was a member of the Rochester First Christian church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bernice MURPHY, with whom she resided; one daughter, Mrs. Ed TUCK, Wellesley, Mass.; four great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Goood funeral home with the Rev. Harry RICHER of Peru officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the fueral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.
The family requests that memorials, other than flowers, be given to the donor's favorite charity.

Wednesday, November 10, 1965

Norene C. Thompson
Mrs. Norene Clarabelle THOMPSON, 33, Athens, died Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Aug. 23. Death was caused by multiple carcinoma. She had been critically ill since last April 18.
A lifetime resident of this community, she was born Dec. 22, 1931, the daughter of Curtis and Margaret Ella EYTCHESON CROUSSORE. Her marriage was in Rochester Nov. 16, 1951, to Dale Eugene THOMPSON, who survives.
An employee of Chamberlin Products plant in Akron before her illness, she belonged to the Rochester Nazarene church.
Also surviving are three children, Violet Jean [THOMPSON], 15; Connie Jo [THOMPSON], 13, and Roger Dale [THOMPSON], 12, all at home; four brothers, James CROUSSORE, Bremen, and Harley, Curtis and Steve CROUSSORE, all of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Claude (Bernice) QUINN and Mrs. Jess (Edith) MERRILL, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Lewis (Josephine) BLUE, Santa Ana, Cal., and nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Charles C. (Mary Louise) WILSON, died Oct. 14.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ronald HOWE officiating, assisted by Rev. F. C. SAVAGE. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, November 11, 1965 to Friday, November 12, 1965

[no obits]

Saturday, November 13, 1965

William H. Wolnick
William H. WOLNICK, 71, 709 East Minor street, South Bend, died Friday at 10:05 a.m. in his home following a long illness.
He was born Dec. 27, 1883, in Logansport and had resided in South Bend 50 years. His marriage was Dec. 2, 1932, in South Bend to Mabel VIGNALI, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Henry THOMPSON, Rochester; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Henry FEFERMAN, South Bend; five grandchildren; and two brothers, H. T. WOLNICK, Evanston, Ill., and H. J. WOLNICK, Tucson, Ariz.
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Orvis funeral home, 336 North Main street, South Bend. Dr. Paul CHALFANT will officiate and burial will be in Southlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 - 9 p.m. today and from 2 - 3 and 7 - 9 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 15, 1965

Percy W. Swick
Percy W. SWICK, 70, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He had been ill two months.
He was born Oct. 6, 1895 in Kosciusko county to Levi ad Maggie WEISS SWICK. He was married Marchy, 1918 to Olive REDINGER, who died in 1952. In 1954, he married Stella EMMONS, who survives. He was a member of the Akron Church of God, was an honorary member of the WCTU and was a member of the Farm Bureau. He was a farmer.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Devon SWICK, Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Maxine) SHARROW, Erie, Pa.; two grandsons; a step-son, Donald EMMONS, Seattle, Wash.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Don (Bonnie) SNIPES, Rochester; seven step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday 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 until noon Tuesday and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 16, 1965

Charles J. Staner
Charles J. STANER, 82, R.R. 3, Argos, became Rochester's first traffic fatality in over three years when he died at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital of injuries suffered in a one-car accident on Main street Saturday.
Listed in "fair" condition at Woodlawn Monday morning, Mr. Staner died of chest injuries. He also sustained a compound fracture of his lift leg and multiple cuts and bruises.
Mr. Staner's wife, Nora [STANER[, 76, sustained a fractured left wrist, broken nose, broken left knee cap and cuts on her left leg and forehead in the crash. She still is at Woodlawn.
The couple was injured when the 1962 Chrysler being driven south on Main street by Mr. Staner went out of control in front of Walle's jewelry store, 824 Main street. It traveled along the sidwalks for almost two blocks, crashing into a brick pillar at the Jefferson and Company building, 1014 Main street.
Mr. Staner is the first person to die from traffic injuries in Rochester since Feb. 6, 1962, when Kenneth W. HATHAWAY, 40, 129 Clayton street, was killed in a car-train crash at the Clayton street crossing of the Erie-Lackawanna railroad.
The death is the sixth from traffic injuries in Fulton county this year and is this year's 11th accidental death in the county.
Born April 28, 1883 in Southern Illinois, Mr. Staner came to Argos from Mentone at the age of 17. He was married in July, 1908 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Nora MYERS, who survives. He was a lifetime farmer. Mr. Staner was a member of the Jordan Baptist church southwest of Argos.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, Lowell [STANER], Hammond; Oliver [STANER], Argos; Richard [STANER], Wrightsville, Pa., and Robert [STANER], Rural Route, Bremen; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Otis (Zona) DARR, Claypool. A son, Billy Lee [STANER], was killed in action during World War II in the European Theatre.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 o'clock tonight. Rites will be there at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. James REFFETT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Wednesday, November 17, 1965

[no obits]

Thursday, November 18, 1965

Philip B. Shafer
Philip B. "Spike" SHAFER, 45, 1012 Pontiac street, died Wednesday at 11:55 a.m. in the Veterans hospital at Fort Wayne, where he had been admitted Nov. 2. He had been in failing health two months.
Mr. Shafer was manager of the Silver Flash service station at the south edge of the city. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church and a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as aviation machinist's mate for 50 months aboard an aircraft carrier.
A native of Rochester, he was born June 5, 1920, the son of Robert and Margaret BAILEY SHAFER. His father, former county auditor and clerk and Rochester mayor, died Feb. 1, 1962.
He was a graduate of Rochester high school, where he starred on Zebra basketball teams and was a member of the 1937 squad that advanced to the state tournament finals.
Surviving are the mother, at home two sisters, Mrs. William (Barbara) LEAVERTON, St. Joseph, Mo., and Mrs. D. E. (Sally) LEWIS, South Bend, one niece and three 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 7 p.m. today.

Friday, November 19, 1965

Lee R. Jeffries
Lee R. JEFFRIES, 69, Argos, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been in failing health about one year and in serious condition two weeks. He was admitted to the hospital Wednesday.
Born Sept. 27, 1896 in Culver, he moved to Argos as a small boy. He was the son of William ad Samilda SPENCER JEFFRIES. He was married Dec. 9, 1921 in Plymouth to Ethel SCHUH, who survives.
Mr. Jeffries retired in 1960 from the E. E. Eley sawmill in Argos. He attended the Argos Christian church, was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Argos American Legion post.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (Helen) SUSITS, and two sons, Eugene and Donald [JEFFRIES], all of Argos; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Cora ADAMS, Argos, and a brother, Louis JEFFRIES, Plymouth.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the Argos American Legion post. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Edith M. Miller
Edith M. MILLER, 67, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw. She had been ill two years and had been at the nursing home for several months. Her home was seven miles northwest of Akron.
She was born Feb. 19, 1898 in Fulton county to Francis and Eleanor RICHTER DRUDGE. She was married Feb. 15, 1928 in Oklahoma to Harold MILLER, who died in February, 1960. Survivors are nieces and nephews. Three sisters and one brother preceded in death. Mrs. Miller was the last survivor of her family.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, November 20, 1965

Oliver A. Champ
Oliver A. CHAMP, 45, Miami, Ind., a former Rochester resident, died at 6:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 13 years.
An employee of the Peru Building Service, Mr. Champ moved from Rochester in 1957. He was born March 9, 1922 in Brookings, S.D., to Clarence and Rose SMITH CHAMP. He was married to Betty BECKER in 1941. Mr. Champ served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Surviving are the mother, of Miami; three children, Mrs. Sandra Jean OLIVER, Rochester; Dennis A. MATHIAS, U.S. Air Force, Texas, and Ronnie MATHIAS, Rochester; a brother, George W. CHAMP, Seymour; a sister, Mrs. Gene PARKER, West Chicago, Ill; two grandchildren.
Last rites will be in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Monday.

Clara B. Garner
Mrs. Clara B. GARNER, 56, Argos, died at 1:15 a.m. today in the Bremen Community hospital, where she had been a patient for 10 days and seriously ill for six weeks.
Mrs. Garner was born May 31, 1909 in Argos to George and Nona MYERS. She had lived all her life in Argos except for about six months in Fulton.
Mrs. Garner was married to Merrit P. GARNER Nov. 22, 1933 at Etna Green. He died Jan. 18, 1965.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Shirley) POMEROY, Bremen, and Mrs. James (Vickie) BLOUNT, Lapaz; three brothers, Kenneth and Charles MYERS, both of Argos, and Robert MYERS, Fullerton, Cal.; four sisters, Mrs. Dan (Eva) BURKETT, Mrs. Walter (Edna) BURKETT, Mrs. Earl (Zella) McCAY ad Mrs. Holice (Ruth) GROSSMAN, all of Argos, and five grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. William W. CALE officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 22, 1965

Bertha M. Lebo
Mrs. Bertha M. LEBO, 75, Winamac, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in her home.
Mrs. Lebo ws born Jan. 1, 1890 in Broadland, Ill., to Alfred and Sarah ROBINSON. She had lived most of her life in Winamac.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gurspel (Dorothy) MARKLEY, Kewanna, and Mrs. Betty HALL, Monticello; three sons, Vernal and Gerald [LEBO], Winamac, and Serion [LEBO], Newark, N.J.; seventeen grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fry and Lang funeral home in Winamac with the Rev. Larsene HALL officiating. Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight at the funeral home.

Sarah V. Coffing
Mrs. Sarah Viola COFFING, 81, died this morning at 2 o'clock of a heart attack at the home of her son, Samuel COFFING, five miles southwest of Fulton.
Mrs. Coffing had been making her home with her sons the past three years, before that residing at her farm home southeast of Fulton. Death was unexpected; she had attended church Sunday evening.
Born Dec. 4, 1883, she was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah ZARTMAN DAWALD and had spent her entire life in the Fulton community. Her marriage was Dec. 22, 1909, to Edgar Earl COFFING, who died in 1931.
Mrs. Coffing was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, Samuel and Charles COFFING, both of the Fulton area; one brother, Lyman DAWALD, Macy; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Two brothers, John DAWALD of Rochester and Ben DAWALD of Fulton, and two sisters, Mrs. Hannah FISHLEY and Mrs. Byrd EBER, preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire and Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Leroy GARNER officiating, assisted by the Rev. James RANARD. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Edward Lewis
Last rites were held Sunday at the Monterey Methodist church for Edward LEWIS, 88, who died Friday at his home in Monterey. Burial was in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery.
A native of Fulton county, he was born July 13, 1877, and lived in this area until his retirement from farming. His marriage was June 1, 1899, to Anna May OVERMYER, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Denis ENGEL and Mrs. Mabel BRUCKER, both of Mongterey; three sons, Cecil [LEWIS], Rensselaer; and Lester and Milo [LEWIS], both of Monterey; five brothers, Claude [LEWIS], Hammond; Roy and Walter [LEWIS], Terrill, Ia.; Clark [LEWIS], Telve Mile, and Ray [LEWIS], Manteo, N.C.; one sister, Clara FEECE, Monterey; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.

Theodore Powers
Theodore R. POWERS, 62, Culver, died Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in his home after an illness of 18 months.
Born at Argos Sept. 16, 1903, he was the son of George and Phoebe MARSHALL POWERS and had spent most of his life in Marshall county. A Culver resident 30 years, he was married there Sept. 4, 1932, to Mary McKEE, who survives.
Mr. Powers was owner and manager of the Culver Mobile Home Court and was co-owner of the Culver Produce company.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joan FARMER, Culver; one son, Bruce Theodore [POWERS], Mulvane, Kan.; two brothers, Charles [POWERS], Rochester, and John [POWERS], Plymouth; four sisters, Mrs. Luella ABAIR, Plymouth; Mrs. Orpha DeMANN, Vista, Cal.; Mrs. Esther McCOIGE, Argos, Mrs. Florence PRICE, Rochester and six grandchildren.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver with John ROOSE, Christian Science reader, in charge. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, November 23, 1965

Oakley Rigney
Oakley RIGNEY, 63, 114 Jefferson street, died at 4:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Oct. 18, and in failing health for three years.
Mr. Rigney was born June 14, 1902 in Monticello, Ky., to Markie and Lizzie (DAWN) RIGNEY. He had lived here in Rochester for 20 years and moved here from Burlington, Ind.
Mr. Rigney married Millie DENNEY on Nov. 1, 1931 in Monticello, Ky.
Surviving with the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Lauea HASSENPLUG, Rochester; four sons, Hershel and Robert RIGNEY, Rochester, James RIGNEY, R.R. 1, Macy; Cletus RIGNEY who is stationed with the United States Navy in the Philippines; two sisters, Mrs. John (Wayne) PYLES and Mrs. John (Dissie) RIGNEY, Monticello, Ky.; half-brother, Claude RIGNEY, Monticello, Ky. and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother and sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. F. R. ROGERS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Harold Barnhart
Word has been received of the death of Harold BARNHART, LaPorte, who died in the Hines Veteran hospital in Chicago where he had been a patient for three months. He died of injuries received in combat during World War II. He was well-known in Rochester.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Haver and Stock funeral home in LaPorte.

Wednesday, November 24, 1965

Grace Ewing
Miss Grace EWING, 67, Lake Manitou, died this morning at 8:50 o'clock at Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis. She had been a cancer patient there since Aug. 31 and had been in ill health since 1961.
Miss Ewing returned to Rochester 12 years ago upon retirement from a 30-year career as a public health nurse. She served at West Palm Beach, Fla., and Indiana Harbor, Shelbyville, Rushville and Columbus, Ind., in that capacity.
She resided in her home at Ewing Acres, southwest shore of Lake Manitou, where she raised nut trees and Christmas trees for the commercial markets.
Born Nov. 19, 1898, in Martin county near Shoals, she was the daughter of Oliver and Sarah GREGSON EWING. A graduate of Rochester high school, she also graduated in 1921 from the school of nursing at the Indiana university medical school.
Miss Ewing was a charter member of the Manitou Garden club, Fulton County Hostorical Society, Mt. Zion club and National Tuberculosis Association.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Dee (Eula) BERRIER, R.R. 2, Rochester; two nieces, Mrs. John (Georgiabelle) NYLAND, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Paul (Frances) ADAMSON, Rochester, and a great-nephew, Teri Lynn ADAMSON, Rochester.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Leslie GRANT officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
The family requests that contributions, other than flowers, be made to the cancer research fund at the Indiana university medical center, Indianapolis, or to the Florence Nightingale Scholarship Fund at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Thursday, November 25, 1965

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 26, 1965

Harrison V. Sands
Last rites will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Harrison V. SANDS, 71, 106 Elm street, who died Thursday at 7:10 a.m. in Veterans hospital at Fort Wayne.
The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in Nichols cemetery, seven miles northeast of Rochester. The Leroy Shelton post of the American Legion will conduct graveside rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Sands had been a hospital patient since Saturday, seriously ill four weeks and in failing health three months.
Born in Fredericksburg, O., Oct. 20, 1894, he was the son of Dunbar and Nancy SIMPSON SANDS. A retired employee of the Safway Steel corporation here, Mr. Sands was a veteran of World War I and a resident of this community most of his life.
His marriage was at St. Joseph, Mich., Nov. 27, 1936, to Lula COOK, who survives.
Also surviving are two grandchildren by a previous marriage, Robert HEMENWAY and Mrs. Alan BROOKEN, both of Michigan, and two great-grandchildren. Preceding n death were a daughter, Rosella HEMENWAY, three sisters and a brothers.

Samuel E. Saine
Samuel Ernest SAINE, 80, Tiosa, died Thursday at 9:45 p.m. at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth after an illness of four weeks. He had been a hospital patient three weeks.
A retired Farmer, Mr. Saine had lived in Tiosa since 1952, moving from Francesville. Prior to that, he had farmed in the North Judson community. Born July 24, 1885, near North Judson he was the son of Oliver and Anna SAINE. His marriage was June 19, 1912, at Crown Point to Alice Jane TUNIS, who died March 28, 1965.
Surviving are two sons, Ernest [SAINE], Fort Wayne, and Kenneth [SAINE], Rochester; nine daughters, Mrs. Esther ARMSTRONG, Winamac; Mrs. Ethel WALLACE, Anderson; Mrs. Hazel DePOY, Tippecanoe, Mrs. Mamie HARRISON, Rochester; Mrs. Mabel LEONARD, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Mildred CLINE, Middletown; Mrs. Della ROLLER, Glen Burnie, Md.; Mrs. Patsy SHINE, Rochester, and Mrs. Shirley RHOADS, Tippecanoe; twenty-four grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, William SAINE, North Judson, and Andrew SAINE, Logansport. He was a member of the English Lake Mennonite church.
Friends may call after 3 p.m. EST Saturday at the McCormick mortuary in North Judson, where services will be 3 p.m. EST Monday with the Rev. Emmanuel BIRKY officiating. Burial will be in the Highland cemetery, North Judson.

Floyd L. Hartzler
Floyd L. HARTZLER, 71, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Hartzler was born April 25, 1894 in Miami county to Truman and Stella SHOEMAKER HARTZLER. He had lived in Akron for 23 years moving there from Miami county.
Mr. Hartzler married to Lula YARIAN, who died in 1921. His second marriage was to Reatha SMITH on Aug. 28, 1926.
Surviving with the wife are three children, Jonathon, Marjorie and Miss Peggy HARTZLER, all at home; seven married daughters, Mrs. Stella BUTTS, South Bend; Mrs. Erma ANKENBRANDT, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Beverly ELROD, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Mary Ann BOOKER, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Betty EBBINGHOUSE, North Manchester; Mrs. Helen LANDIS, Warsaw, and Mrs. Donna HIVELY, Princeton; one son, William HARTZLER, Fulton.
Also, three brothers, Orville HARTZLER, Florida; Robert HARTZLER, Rural Route, Macy; Joe HARTZLER, Disko; six sisters; Mrs. Velle MANOR, Gas City; Mrs. Ralph (Nettie) MILLER, R.R. 1, Akron; Mrs. Flossie LANCE, Wabash; Mrs. Verlin (Mable) RAMEY, R.R. 1, Akron; Mrs. Byron (Mildred) THOMPSON, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. William (Mary) POLK, Muncie; sixteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and the Rev. Ralph HOFFMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Roann cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Mary E. Lanigan
Mrs. Mary Edith Schwebel LANIGAN, 91, Chicago, died at 7 a.m. Thursday in Chicago. She had been ill for a year.
Mrs. Lanigan was born in Peru to Jacob and Mary CLELAND LANIGAN. Mrs. Lanigan married William LANIGAN, who died in 1930.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (Mildred) VLIET, Chicago; two grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the [Gilead] cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, November 27, 1965

Karen Jane Roahrig
Miss Karen Jane ROAHRIG, 18, R.R. 2, Argos, was killed instantly at 4:05 Friday one-half mile north of Argos in a car and semi-trailer crash.
Mrs. Roahrig was southbound on U.S. 31, and was only a quarter of a mile from her home when her car skidded sideways on the wet pavement and was hit broadside by a tractor-trailer rig.
Miss Roahrig was born Aug. 8, 1947 in Rushville to Darwin and Marcele MAHLEN ROAHRIG. She lived most of her life in Argos and graduated from Argos Community high school last spring.
Miss Roahrig recently announed her engagement to Gary O'DELL of Argos. She was attending the Vogue beauty college in South Bende and would have graduated next month.
She was a member of the Bethel Methodist church, northeast of Argos.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Mark ROAHRIG, a sister, Mrs. Phillip (Nancy) HOOVER, Carmel; the paternal grandparets, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest ROAHRIG, R.R. 2, Argos.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bethel Methodist church with the Rev. Abram REMPEL officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church for one hour prior to services.

LaDonna Sue Cartwright
A one-car crash on a slippery blacktop road a mile north of Mount Zion, southeast of Rochester, at 6 p.m. Friday, killed Mrs. LaDonna Sue CARTWRIGHT, 22, R.R. 1, Rochester, and hurt her three children.
Mrs. Cartwright was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital. She suffered a fracturd skull and crushed chest. She was the wife of Jack CARTWRIGHT.
Vicki, 5, and Brenda Lou CARTWRIGHT, 1, were taken to Woodlawn for observation. Don, 3, suffered a cut on his forehead.
The crash occurred on County Road 500 East some 300 feet south of County Road 150 South. This is three miles east and 1 1/2 miles south of Rochester.
The Sheriff's office said Mrs. Cartwright, going north in a 1964 Plymouth, lost control of the car during Friday night's rain. The vehicle went off the west side of the road, skidding 54 feet, and hit a tree that was 10 feet west of the road's edge. The car ricocheted off the tree.
A passerby called for an ambulance.
Officers blamed the extremely slick condition of the blacktop for the crash. They were unable to estimate the speed of the car, since only the mother and her young children were in the vehicle and there were no other witnesses and no skid marks on the wet road.
Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $1,500.
Mrs. Cartwright was the eighth person to die of traffic accident injuries in Fulton county this year - the third in the last 11 days. The fatality was the 13th accidental death in the county this year.
Mrs. Cartwright was born Oct. 25, 1943 in Chicago Heights, Ill., to Ralph and Dorothy BUCKMASTER FOGELSANGER. She had resided most of her life in Fulton county. She was married June 4, 1960 in Macy to Jack L. CARTWRIGHT.
Surviving with the husband and the three children who were injured are the parents, of R.R. 3, Rochester; two sisters, Kay and Janet FOGELSANGER, both of R.R. 3, Rochester; four brothers, Hubert E. WETZEL, with the U.S. Air Force in Germany; Jack FOGELSANGER, Elgin, Ill.; Richard FOGELSANGER, Rochester, and Ricki FOGELSANGER, R.R. 3, Rochester; the maternal great-grandfather, Willard BUCKMASTER, R.R. 4, Rochester; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lewis LADDUSAW, Santa Ana, Cal.; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Walter McELHENY, Mount Dora, Fla., aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services are pending the arrival of the brother from Germany. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 29, 1965

Mildred Carter
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Mrs. Mildred I. CARTER, 49, Argos, who died Saturday at 12:55 p.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill 18 months.
The Rev. Matthew SIENKIEWICZ will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born near Burr Oak on May 12, 1916, to George A. and Myrtle [WARNER] MARSH, Mrs. Carter had spent her life in the Argos and Plymouth communities. She was married in Plymouth to Louis CARTER, who died Jan. 31, 1955.
Surviving are two sons, Richard and Phillip [CARTER], both of Manila, Philippine Islands; one sister, Mrs. John COCHRAN, Warsaw; one brother, Fred MARSH, Plymouth, and one grandson.

Sharon Jo Knight
Miss Sharon Jo KNIGHT, 17, R.R.1, Rochester, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital of injuries suffered in a two-car crash near here at 2:22 p.m. Thursday.
Miss Knight was transferred to Memorial hospital from Woodlawn hospital here Saturday after being listed in "poor' condition at the local hospital since the accident.
Also hurt in the crash at County Roads 650 East and 150 South 1 1/2 miles south of Athens was Sharon's sister, Frances [KNIGHT], 19, and Frances' fiance, Michael W. ELTZROTH, 24, Peru.
They were to have been married in the Rochester Church of God at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The marriage took place at 1:50 p.m. Friday in Frances' Woodlawn hospital room. Frances was dismissed from the hospital at 6 p.m. Friday. Eltzroth was not hospitalized.
Another person hurt in the accident, David A. BIXLER, 17, South Bend, was listed in "satisfactory" condition again today in South Bend Memorial hospital.
Sharon Jo KNIGHT is the fourth person in the last 13 days to die of Fulton county traffic accident injuries. She is the ninth county traffic fatality of the year and the 14th person to die of accidental injuries in the county this year.
Born Aug. 16, 1948 in Rochester, she had resided all her life in the Mount Zion ceommunity. She was the daughter of Ernest and Mary CUNNINGHAM KNIGHT, Sr.
Surviving are the parents; the sister, Mrs. Michael (Frances) ELTZROTH, Rochester; a brother, Ernest KNIGHT, Jr., Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Neva CUNNINGHAM, Rochester; the paternal grandfather, Jesse KNIGHT, Rochester, and aunts and uncles and cousins. A brother died in 1947.

Julia Kay Kline
Julia Kay KLINE, daughter of David and Virginia FOUTS KLINE, was stillborn at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal randparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis FOUTS, Macy; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. KLINE, Rochester; the maternal great-grandfather, Jesse NORMAN, R.R. 2, Macy; the maternal great-grandmother Mrs. Frank FOUTS, R.R. 1, Macy; one maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Forrest FENNIMORE, Rochester; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mae KLINE, Kewanna.
Last rites were conducted today at 2 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Hugh STEWART officiating. The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Maude Sales
Mrs. Maude (DURR) SALES, 81, 1420 College avenue, died this morning at 11:47 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home here.

Wendell R. Moriarty
Wendell R. MORIARTY, 62, Tippecanoe, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw, where he had been a patient for a week. He had been ill for five weeks and in failing health for five years.
Mr. Moriarty was born June 16, 1905, in Tippecanoe to Clyde L. and Bertha SEVERNS MORIARTY. He had lived in Tippecanoe all his life except for five years in Hammond.
Mr. Moriarty married Bess WOLBRANDT on June 23, 1926 in Hammond.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Lyndol E. [MORIARTY], Warsaw, and Russel L. [MORIARTY], Plymouth; ten grandchildren; the mother, Tippecanoe; two sistrs, Mrs. Elma (Annabelle) LAMB, Kokomo, and Mrs. Herman (Mary) DAVID, Argos; two brothers, C. O. "Jim" MORIARTY, Argos, and L. O. "Owen" MORIARTY, Bellflower, Cal. One brother, Floyd [MORIARTY], and the father prceded in death.
Rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Tippecanoe Congregational Christian church, with the Rev. John TALLEY officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ernest TREBER. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Tuesday and until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, November 30, 1965

LaDonna Sue Cartwright
Last rites were held this afternoon at Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. LaDonna Sue CARTWRIGHT, 22, R.R. 1, Rochester, who was killed when her car went out of control Friday evening north of Mt. Zion.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiated and burial was in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Mrs. Cartwright's three children, ages 5, 3 and 1, were injured in the crash.

Maude Sales
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Maude SALES, 81, who died Monday at 11:47 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Sales had been a hospital patient since suffering a stroke Nov. 6. She resided at 1420 College avenue and had been in ill health three weeks.
Born at Leiters Ford Aug. 26, 1884, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary WIDEMAN DURR. Her marriage was Dec. 16, 1903, at Leiters Ford to John O. SALES, who died June 18, 1954.
She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church and the New Idea home demonstration club.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Dessie NEWCOMER, Rochester, and Mrs. Mary HOLST, Springfield, Va.; two brothers, Guy DURR, Rochester, and Carl DURR, and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were two sisters.

Sharon Jo Knight
Last rites for Miss Sharon Jo KNIGHT, 17, R.R. 1, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will offficiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Miss Knight died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital of injuries suffered in a two-car rash 1 1/2 miles south of Athens Thursday afternoon.

Russell Myer, Jr.
Russell MYER, Jr., R.R. 4, Rochester, who just recently moved to Fulton county from near Monterey, was killed at 9:28 p.m. Monday in a car-train crash in Pulaski county.
His wife, Bonnie L. [MYER], 35, was listed in "fair" condition this morning at Pulaski county hospital at Winamac. She suffered head and chest injuries and fractured ribs.
The accident occurred at the C&O crossing six miles northeast of Winamac between Winamac and Monterey. The couple's 1956 model car was struck by a freight train.
The crossing has a stop sign but no flasher signals, according to Pulaski County Sheriff Wayne KOEPKEY, who investigated.
The sheriff said the Myer car was going west when it was hit in the rear by the 55-car freight train, which was headed northwest.
Koepkey has been unable to determine who was drivng the car.
Raymond HOPPER was engineer of the train and E. W. DILTS was fireman. Both men are from Peru.
The body was taken to the Kennedy-Braman funeral home in Winamac, where rites are pending.
Mr. Myer is the third Fulton county person to die in a traffic accident in the last four days. He is the ninth Fulton county resident to die accidentally this year.
Fulton county itself has been the scene of eight traffic crashes in which nine persons have been injured fatally this year and there have been 14 accidental deaths in the county in 1965.

Wednesday, December 1, 1965

Earl E. DeMont
Earl Edward DeMONT, 66, LaPorte, died at his residence at 5:15 a.m. today after an extended illness.
Mr. DeMont was born March 14, 1899, in Starke county to Joseph Edward and Margaret Jane SHAW DeMONT. He was a retired machinist and had lived 14 years in LaPorte aftr moving from Rochester.
Mr. DeMont married Glendolyn STUBBS Oct. 27, 1922 in Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Richard W. DeMONT, LaPorte, and Robert DeMONT, Mishawaka; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel McNEIL, Mishawaka; Mrs. Calabelle KISTLER, Bremen, and Mrs. Marjorie OBERMEYER, Los Angeles, Cal.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. CST Saturday at the Otto E. Giese funeral home in LaPorte with the Rev. Floyd L. BLEWFIELD officiating. burial will be in the Pine Lake cemetery in LaPorte. Friends may call after noon Thursday at the funeral home.

Minnie M. Conger
Mrs. Minnie M. CONGER, 91, 228 West Eighth street, died at 2:15 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home where she had been a patient for eight months. She was seriously ill for two weeks.
Mrs. Conger was born April 24, 1874 to Adam and Mary Ellen BROKAW ZARTMAN. She had lived in Rochester for five years after moving from South Bend where she had lived 37 years, and owned and operated a boarding house.
Mrs. Conger married Adam CONGER, who preceded in death.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Nellie CHARTERS, Rochester; sixteen nieces and nephews; forty-one great-nieces and nephews. A daughter, Mildred [CONGER], a sister and four brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ronald HOWE officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery six miles southeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Grace Ewing
Persons from out of the city attending the Saturday funeral services for Miss Grace EWING who died Nov. 24 were:
Harry B. and Ralph B. LONG, Michigan City; Mrs. Dora WALLICK and Mr. and Mrs. Ray KAUFMAN and daughter, Sharon, Peru; Mrs. Edna NAFE, Miss Marie NAFE and Miss Evelyn BRYANT, all of South Bend; John A. NYLAND, Mr. and Mrs. John R. NYLAND and Mrs. Robert NYLAND, all of Indianapolis.

Thursday, December 2, 1965

Fern G. Fenimore
Mrs. Fern G. FENIMORE, 77, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where she had een a patient since Saturday with severe burns suffered at her residence.
Mrs. Fenimore was born Sept. 2, 1888 in Burr Oak to Elijah and Rebecca VOREIS ROBINSON.
Mrs. Fenimore married Edgar FENIMORE of Rochester Sept. 30, 1906. She lived in Rochester and Kewanna until 1917 and then moved to Findlay, O., where she lived until 1936. She then moved to Culver. Her husband died Aug. 21, 1957. She was a charter member of the Culver Bible Church.
Surviving are two sons, Donovan FENIMORE, Mishawaka, and Gerald E. FENIMORE, Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Vetta A. SHAW, Culver; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a brother-in-law, Forrest FENIMORE, Rocheter.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Culver Bible church with the Rev. Eric RYSER officiating, assisted by the Rev. Maynard TITTLE. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after 7:30 p.m. today.

Dora M. Smith
Mrs. [Dora] M. SMITH, 83, Miami Shores, Fla., died at 2 a.m. today in St. Francis hospital, Miami Beach, Fla., after a six-month illness.
Born June 27, 1882 in Rochester to Harrison and Belle ORMSBE HALTERMAN, she had lived in this community until 11 years ago, when she moved to Florida. She married Dell G. SMITH in Rochester Dec. 24, 1904. He died Aug. 14, 1958. She was a member of the Rochester First Christian church.
Surviving are three sons, Donald and James [SMITH], of Miami Shores, and Ted [SMITH], Fort Myers, Fla., and four grandchildren. Four brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday 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. Friday.

Fred H. Buchholz
Fred H. BUCHHOLZ, 75, Huntington died at 7 a.m. today at his residence, where he had been since last summer.
Mr. Buchholz was the father of Henry BUCHHOLZ, Kokomo, a former Rochester high school teacher.
Also surviving are the wife, two brothers, a sister, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bailey funeral home in Huntington with the Rev. George L. FLORENCE officiating. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory cemetery in Huntington county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 a.m. Thursday.

Friday, December 3, 1965

Dora M. Smith
Mrs. Dora M. SMITH, 83, Miami Shores, Fla., who died at 2 a.m. Thursday in Miami Beach, Fla., was a charter member and past president of the Spanish-American War Veterans Auxiliary. She was very active in that organization as a Rochester resident. She moved to Florida 11 years ago.

Joshua F. Fields
Joshua F. FIELDS, 70, died Thursday at 1:45 p.m. while working in the cornfield of his farm, R.R. 4, Rochester. Death was due to a heart attack.
Born Nov. 22, 1895, in Tipton county, he was the son of John and Anna NEWTON FIELDS. His marriage was April 7, 1917, to Dottie F. COWEN, who survives.
Mr. Fields came to the county at the age of six and had lived here since, except for 25 years in South Bend, where he was foreman at the South Bend Lathe Works. He was a member of the River Park Church of Christ at South Bend.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Violet LEONARD, South Bend; two sons, Robert [FIELDS], New Carlisle, and Gary [FIELDS], R.R. 1, Culver; one sister, Mrs. Wayne McCARTY, Worthington, and a brother, Cecil [FIELDS], Kewanna. Preceding in death were three sons, a sister and four brothers.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Revs. Norris KING and Wilmer BALLOU officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the residence, seven miles west of Rochester on the Burton road, from 10 a.m. Saturday and at the church for one hour before services. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Delila Hunter
Mrs. [Delila] HUNTER, 89, a former Rochester resident, died at 6:15 a.m. today in the Greensburg I.O.O.F. home, where she had lived since Oct. 6, 1954. She was born in Rochester June 11, 1876.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, December 4, 1965

Ray M. Robinson
Ray M. ROBINSON, 80, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 4 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient one week. He had been ill two weeks.
Born Sept. 1, 1885 in Nebraska, he was the son of Jonathon and Effie HOSMAN ROBBINSON. He had spent most of his life in the Silver Creek community northeast of Akron. He was married Sept. 14, 1907 in Akron to Lillian LaFONG, who survives. Mr. Robinson was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are numerous cousins.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the family residence three miles east of Silver Lake on Ind. 14 with the Rev. Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 1 p.m. Sunday. The Sheetz funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Delila Hunter
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Delila HUNTER, 89, who died Friday morning at the I.O.O.F. Home in Greensburg.
The Rev. Vernon GOSS of Fishers, a nephew of Mrs. Hunter, will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Evergreen Rebekah lodge will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hunter, a resident of Fulton county most of her life, had been ill a year. She formerly lived at 212 Main street. Born June 11, 1876, in Rochester, she was the daughter of John and Sarah ALLEN GOSS. Her marriage was Dec. 25, 1892, near Rochester, to Otis M. HUNTER, who died in November, 1952.
Mrs. Hunter was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and of the Evergreen Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are a brother, O. S. GOSS, Sebastian, Fla., and nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Edward GILLILAND, Rochester, who made her home with Mrs. Hunter as a child. Preceding in death were a son in infancy, two sisters and a brother.

Monday, December 6, 1965

Flora F. Teeter
Mrs. Flora F. TEETER, 93, Winona Lake, died Sunday at 8 p.m. in Prairie View rest home at Warsaw, where she had been a patient since August.
Born at Sevastopol July 13, 1872, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Eliza BURNS HOLLOWAY and had lived at Winona Lake 30 years. Her marriage was June 7, 1896, to the Rev. D. T. C. TEETER, who died in 1936. She was a member of the First Brethren church in Warsaw.
Surviving are a brother, Don HOLLOWAY, Mobile, Ala., and two nieces, Mrs. Roy HUBBARD and Mrs. Fred BARR, both of Rochester.
Last rites will be at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Paul TINKEL officiating. Burial will be at the Nichols cemetery, northwest of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Emil J. Brechtel
Emil John BRECHTEL, 87, died at 4:28 a.m. Sunday in the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient since May 3, 1963. He had lived at 823 Monroe street before entering the nursing home.
Born July 4, 1878 in Bremen, he was the son of Henry and Anna O'DONNELL BRECHTEL. He had resided most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties. He was married to Maudie REED, who preceded in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gladyce ODLAND, Hollywood, Fla., and a brother, Charles [BRECHTEL], Mishawaka. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites are set tentatively for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial is set tentatively for the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Nellie B. Geiger
Mrs. Nellie B. GEIGER, 86, Akron, died at 6 a.m. today at her residence, where she had been ill for a year and a half and seriously ill for six weeks.
Mrs. Geiger was born July 3, 1879 in Warren to Lafayette and Mary Susan POE. She had lived most of her life in the Akron community, moving there from Warren.
Mrs. Geiger married Charlie H. GEIGER, July 20, 1895 in Warsaw. She was member of the Akron Methodist church, Women's Society oif Christian Service and the Lincoln Ladies Aid.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Fay) POWELL, Rochester; Mrs. Emanuel (Mable) KROFT, Akron; Mrs. Guy (Faudline) HILL, Mrs. Andrew (Martina) BICK, Miss Joy TILDEN, all of Rochester; two sons, Richard GEIGER, Akron, and Lloyd GEIGER, Maricopa, Cal.; thirty-four grandchildren; sixty-two great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Maude MYERS, Elkhart; several nieces and nephews. The husband, two daughters, two sons and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating, assisted by the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, December 7, 1965

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Wednesday, December 8, 1965

Clara L. Holland
Mrs. Clara L. HOLLAND, 83, 613 East Ninth street, died at 6:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of carcinoma. She had been a hospital patient 22 months.
Mrs. Holland moved to the city from California in 1952. She had spent most of her life in the Peoria, Ill., area and was married there Oct. 1, 1902, to Thomas E. HOLLAND, who survives.
Mr. and Mrs. Holland this year observed their 63rd wedding anniversary. The daughter of William Henry and Agnes McKIERMAN EDDY, she was born in Fairbury, Ill., July 12, 1882. She was a member of the St. Joseph church here.
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Frances E. STARRY, Fresno, Cal.; one brother, Oscar B. EDDY, Peoria, Ill., and nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph church with Father Harold WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call after Thursday noon.

Thursday, December 9, 1965

Bessie B. Palmer
Mrs. Bessie B. PALMER, 78, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 11:15 a.m. today in Miller's nursing home after an illness of six years. She resided 11 miles south of Rochestr. Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire and Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, December 10, 1965

Bessie B. Palmer
Last rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Bessie B. PALMER, 78, who died Thursday at 11:15 a.m. in the Miller nursing home here.
Mrs. Palmer had been in ill health six years. She lived on R.R. 2, Macy, 11 miles south of the city.
The Rev. William CLARK will officiate at rites, assisted by the Rev. Woodrow JACKSON. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn cemetery at Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Aug. 27, 1887, in Putnam county, Tennessee, Mrs. Palmer was the daughter of Samuel and Amanda SMITH and had lived in the Macy area 26 years. She was married Jan. 6, 1904, in Tennessee, to William S. PALMER, who survives.
Also surviving are six sons, Norman and Ewin [PALMER], both in Tennessee; Claude [PALMER], Denver; Jesse [PALMER], Wabash; Van [PALMER], Macy, and U. L. [PALMER], Peru; three daughters, Mrs. Baxter (Millie) HERD, in Tennessee; Mrs. Lloyd (Mae) CLEMONS, Macy, and Nola [PALMER], at home; thirty-three grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren and one brother, Waldo SMITH, in Florida.

Cary E. Wilson
Cary Ellin WILSON, 84, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday in a Logansport hospital where he had been ill for several years. He was a retired farmer and lived in Macy almost all of his life.
Mr. Wilson was born Aug. 24, 1881, in Grant county to James B. and Louisa PEARSON [WILSON]. He moved to Macy in his early youth.
Mr. Wilson married Mabel NEISWONGER on Dec. 31, 1901. She survives. He was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving with the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Lynn ENINGER, Clinton, Ia.; three sons, Don WILSON, Peru; Ellis WILSON, R.R. 2, Macy; Richard WILSON, Greenfield; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in McCain funeral home, junction of Ind. 16 and U.S. 31. Officiating will be the Rev. William SHEWMAN. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, December 11, 1965

Lewis W. Todd
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna for Lewis W. TODD, 74, who died Friday at 10:15 p.m. in the Miller nursing home here after a long illness.
Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. today.
A former resident of the Grass Creek area, Mr. Todd was born April 4, 1891, at Elliott, Ill., the son of Amos and Lula JONES TODD.
Surviving is a nephew, Bruce TODD, DeMotte. His wife, Vera [TODD], a son, Raymond [TODD], and a brother, Roy [TODD], preceded in death.

Otha E. Eytcheson
Otha E. EYTCHESON, 86, died this morning at 3 o'clock at the home of his son, Robert [EYTCHESON], a half-mile west of Fulton on Ind. 114 where he had been making his home. Death was unexpected, of a heart attack.
Born Nov. 24, 1879, at Macy, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn EYTCHESON and had spent his life in the Macy and Fulton communities.
His marriage was Aug. 16, 1922, at Logansport, to May ULERICH, who died Feb. 9, 1961. Mr. Eytcheson was a retired farmer.
Surviving are the son, Robert; a daughter, Mrs. Marie BURTON, South Bend; one step-daughter, Mrs. Marge NIELSON, Anchorage, Alaska; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Revs. Franklin ARTHUR and James RENARD officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, December 13, 1965

Marietta Gray
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for Miss Marietta GRAY, Fulton, who died Saturday at 2:15 p.m. in the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient over six years.
Miss Gray was 96 years of age.
The Rev. James RANARD will officiate at rites and burial will be in he Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born in Ripley county April 26, 1869, she was the daughter of W.S. and Sarah Jane GRIFFITH GRAY and had spent most of her life in the Fulton community. She never married.
She had been a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple over 50 years and also belonged to the Fulton Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are a brother, William GRAY, Fulton; and three sisters, Mrs. Ernest DOLBEE and Miss Lizzie GRAY, both of Union City, and Mrs. Edith DOLBEE, Battle Creek, Mich.

J. Ernest Studebaker
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Metea Baptist church for J. Ernest STUDEBAKER, 82, R.R. 1, Mentone, with the Revs. Howard O. ADDLEMAN and Raymond SKELTON officiating.
Mr. Studebaker, a former Fulton teacher, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in an Orlando, Fla., hospital, where he had been treated as a heart patient for two weeks.
Mr. Studebaker was born Jan. 29, 1883 in Cass county to David and Margaret BLACK STUDEBAKER. He graduated from Manchester college and was a retired school teacher and farmer. He had taught at high schools in Metea, Fulton and North Manchester. He was former trustee of the Bethlehem township and atended the Baptist church in Mentone.
He married Stella M. KINGERY March 10, 1909, in Logansport.
Surviving are two sons, Albert STUDEBAKER, Elkhart, and Leo STUDEBAKER, Hammond.
Friends may call at the King-Reed Memorial home in Mentone until 10 a.m. Tuesday and at the church from 1 p.m. until services begin. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.

Tuesday, December 14, 1965

[no obits]

Wednesday, December 15, 1965

Emma J. Rannells
Mrs. Emma June RANNELLS, 82, Peru, a former Rochester resident, died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday in the home of her daughter, Miss Bernice RANNELLS of Peru. She had lived with her daughter for three years.
Mrs. Rannells was born June 4, 1883, in Peru to Amos and Theresa SAGER CLIFTON. She formerly lived in Rochester with her husband and daughter Bernice and also had lived in Plymouth. Bernice Rannells formerly was administrator of Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Rannells was married Oct. 11, 1903 to Fred RANNELLS. He died in 1962.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Bernice RANNELLS, Peru; Mrs. Mary LISTENFELT, Mexico, and Mrs. Louise PENA, Columbia, South America; a son, Lewis RANNELLS, Indianapolis, and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth with the Rev. R. E. DAWSON officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lawrence M. Cunningham
Lawrence M. "Joe" CUNNINGHAM, 86, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday in Dukes hospital, Peru, where he had been a patient for a week.
Mr. Cunningham was born May 27, 1879 in Miami county to Thomas H. and Gelia LEAVEL CUNNINGHAM. He had lived all his life in the Macy community. Mr. Cunningham was married to Lela Grace BRUBAKER in 1902 in Miami county. She died in 1916.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ellen E. LEEDY, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Nora Ircle SPEER, Fort Smith, Ark.; eighteen grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the McCain funeral home, Ind. 16 and U.S. 31 with the Rev. Dale TURNER officiating. Burial will be at the Green Lawn cemetery in Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be in the form of donations to the Crippled Children's fund.

Maude E. Kotterman
Maude Elizabeth KOTTERMAN, 87, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at her residence. Mrs. Kotterman was born Jan. 28, 1878 in Poe, Ind. to Solomon and Emily Lee BOUDEN SNIDER. She was 10 years aold when she moved to Macy. She was a charter member of the Rebekah lodge of Deedsville and a member of the Deedsville E.U.B. church.
Mrs. Kotterman married Truman KOTTERMAN Jan. 25, 1903 at Denver. He died Jan. 12, 1962.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Neil (Vivian) WILSON, R.R. 5, Peru; a son, Boyd KOTTERMAN, R.R. 2, Macy; five grandchildren, ad nine great-grandchildren. She was the last survivor of six children. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain funeral home, Ind. 16 and U.S. 31, with the Rev. Dale TURNER officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

William Polen
William POLEN, 77, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday in veterans hospital, Danville, Ill., where he had been a patient for 15 years.
Mr. Polen was born Sept. 14, 1888 in Ross county, O., to William and Maria Van GUNDY POLEN. He moved to the Kewanna community in his childrhood. He was veteran of World War I. Mr. Polen married Florence E. SIMS, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, William and Edward POLEN, Logansport, and Allen POLEN, Leiters Ford; a daughter, Mrs. Darl HARVEY, Lucerne and ten grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 16, 1965

Emma June Rannells
Last rites were held today in Plymouth for Mrs. Emma June RANNELLS, 82, Peru, who died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Miss Bernice RANNELLS, Peru. She was a former resident of this city, when her daugher was superintendent of Woodlawn hospital.

Eula Ratliff
Mrs. Eula RATLIFF, 77, Akron, died at 8:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray ECKERT, R.R. 5, Warsaw, where she had been convalescing after surgery. Death came after an illness of two years, seriously for six weeks.
She was born May 20, 1888, at Frenchburg, Ky., the daugher of James and Norah GILLMER PHELPS. She had resided in Akron 45 years, moving there from Frenchburg. Her marriage was Aug. 29, 1905, at Frenchburg, to Lewis RATLIFF, who died in October, 1965.
She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Myron (Ruth) Van LUE, Akron; Mrs. Ray (Arma) ECKERT, R.R. 5, Warsaw; Mrs. Richard (Mabel) MOORE, Coldwater, Mich., and Mrs. Homer (Edna) SHOEMAKER, Hammond; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-granchildren. Two sons and one daughter preceded in death.
Mrs. Ratliff was the last surviving member of a family of 11 children.
Last rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Forest CARLSON and the Rev. Victor YEAGER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Arthur Meyer
Arthur MEYER, 78, Stockton, Cal., a native of Fulton county, died Wednesday morning at a Stockton hospital after six years' illness. Death was due to a stroke and was unexpected.
A retired interior decorator, Mr. Meyer formerly lived in Rochester and South Bend. He had been in California 12 years.
Born in Liberty township, he was the son of Henry and Lydia GREEN MEYER. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Vern ZARTMAN, Fulton, and two brothers, C. C. MEYER of Fulton and Omer MEYER, Fort Wayne.
Funeral services and burial will be at Stockton Friday.

Friday, December 17, 1965

Charles M. Christian
Charles M. CHRISTIAN, 88, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw after a serious illness of one year.
He had lived with a daughter, Mrs. Kermit ZENT, R.R. 2, Rochester, for eight years before entering the nursing home. Mr. Christian had resided in the Mentone area all his life.
He was born Oct. 21, 1877 at Harrison Center, Kosciusko county, to Frederick and Emma OAKLEY CHRISTIAN. He was married in Mentone Sept. 11, 1907 to Agnes TAYLOR, who died in 1956.
Mr. Christian was a retired teacher and farmer. He had taught at Mentone, Harrison Center, Clunette and Packerton. He was a member of the Harrison Center E.U.B. church, the Knights of Pythias and the I.O.O.F.
Surviving are two sons, Chester [CHRISTIAN], Mentone, and Ray [CHRISTIAN], Decatur, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Ruby) STACKHOUSE, Etna Green, and Mrs. Kermit (Nellie) ZENT, R.R. 2, rochester; a nephew, James I. ROMINE, Dayton, O.; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Howard O. ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery.

Saturday, December 18, 1965

Gae Rossington
Mrs. Gae ROSSINGTON, 62, Lake Manitou, died Friday at 9:05 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Thursday. Death, due to pneumonia, came after an illness of four days.
Born Nov. 6, 1903, at Iowa Falls, Ia., she was the daugher of John and Emma DECKER WILDER and had resided in this community 15 years, moving from Fort Wayne.
Her marriage was May 28, 1932, at Detroit, to W. Burton ROSSINGTON, who survives. Mrs. Rossington served as historial of the Ladies of the Elks, Rochester.
Also surviving are a son, Col. Jack KREITZ, Eugen, Ore.; one brother, one sister and a grandson.
Last rites are set tentatively for Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Isabel Morrison
Mrs. Isabel MORRISON, 77, Mentone, died at the Alfran nursing home at Warsaw at 6:25 p.m. Friday. She had been a nursing home patient one day and seriously ill the past week.
Born Aug. 9, 1888, near Burket, she was the daughter of Madison and Mary ANDERSON REGENOS and had spent most of her life in the Mentone area. Her marriage was Dec. 17, 1910, to Omer MORRISON, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Gail [MORRISON], Gellevue, Ky.; Miles [MORRISON], Mentone, and Richard [MORRISON], Warsaw; five grandchildren; one brother, Russell REGENOS, Mentone; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Elsie) RICE, Indianapolis. One daughter and one son preceded in death.
Mrs. Morrison was a member of the Mentone church of Christ and the Mentone Mothers of World War II.
Friends may call after Sunday noon at the King-Reed funeral memorial home, where services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ermil NORMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw.

Rosco L. Hawk
Rosco L. HAWK, 85, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Fairview nursing home in Plymouth where he had resided since suffering a cerebral stroke Dec. 1.
Mr. Hawk was born Dec. 2, 1880 in Richland township to Franklin and Arwesta MILES HAWK. He had lived in the Walnut community for many years and was a member of the Christian church at Tiosa before it burned down. He moved to Rochester in 1956.
He married Nellie R. ROGERS March 27, 1904 in Tiosa. She died Sept. 8, 1957.
Surviving are a son, Roy M. HAWK, R.R. 1, Argos, and nieces and nephews. Mr. Hawk was the last member of his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Plymouth with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, December 20, 1965

James A. Kamp
James A. KAMP, 85, Akron, died at 2:45 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home. Ill six months, he had been in serious condition one week.
Born March 9, 1880 in Akron, he was the son of Nathaniel and Katherine DICKERHOFF KAMP. He had spent his lifetime in Akron. He was married Oct. 28, 1900 in Akron to Enies SHIREMAN, who survives. He was a retired millwriht and was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Homer (Edith) DRIVER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) SWIHART, R.R. 2, Macy; two sons, Lloyd [KAMP], Atwood, and Bert [KAMP], Akron; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. He was the last of six children. A daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Jim MARTIN officiating, assisted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Gae Rossington
Last rites will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Gae ROSSINGTON, 62, Lake Manitou, who died Friday night at Woodlawn hospital. Death was due to pneumonia and came after an illness of four days.
The Rev. Hugh STEWART will offficiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Rossington, who moved to the city 15 years ago from Fort Wayne, is survived by the husband, W. Burton ROSSINGTON; one son, Col. Jack KREITZ, with the Army at Eugene, Ora.; one brother, Harry WILDER, Ottawa, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Lou BROWN, Portland, Ore., and one grandchild.

Charles Irelan
Charles "Chuck" IRELAN, 55, manager of the Irelan and Baum Elevator and Lumber Yard since 1933 and co-owner of the Troyer-Irelan Insurance agency and the Akron Realty company, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Irelan died unexpectedly at his home in Akron of a heart attack.
Born Nov. 6, 1910 in Wabash county, he was the son of James and Eva COCKRAN IRELAN. He had lived in Akron 32 years, moving there from Wabash. He was married Feb. 27, 1932 in Hoart to Helen BAUM, who survives.
Mr. Irelan was a graduate of Tri-State University of Engineering and was a member of the Akron Methodist church, Akron Masonic Lodge 659, Akron Chamber of commerce of which he was vice president, the Lumberman's Association and the Grain Dealers Association.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) TROYER, Akron; three grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Eva IRELAN, Wabash; a sister, Mrs. Harold FLOOD, Fort Wayne; a niece, and a nephew.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating, assisted by he Rev. Daniel BENSTON. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gladys Stiller
Mrs. Gladys STILLER, 68, 217 West Sixth street, died Sunday at the Pontious nursing home here.
Mrs. Stiller had resided in Rochester five years, moving from Hammond.
She was a member of the Abbey chapter, Order of Easter Star, Hammond.
Surviving are the husband, Frederick Carl [STILLER]; one daugher, Mrs. Shirley BITNER, Hammond; one son, William [STILLER], Rochester four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred BEIRGER, Hammond and Mrs. Dona DAVIS, Crown Point.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Bocken funeral home, 7042 Kennedy avenue, Hammond, with Charles RACE of the First Church of Christ, East Chicago, officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edward Roth
Edward ROTH, 79, 145 Fulton avenue, died at 10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since last Nov. 22. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Tuesday, December 21, 1965

Edward Roth
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Edward ROTH, 81, 145 Fulton avenue, who died Monday at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Marion. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Roth had been a hospital patient since Nov. 22. A reitred moulder at Rochester Metal Products company plant here, he also was a member of the Wesleyan Memorial church at Marion.
Born March 31, 1884, in Auglaise county, O., he was the son of Paul and Rachel RETHENRY ROTH. His first wife, Della [ROTH], died in 1947; his second wife, Talitha [ROTH], died June 6, 1965.
Surviving are a niece, residing in Kansas; a step-daughter, Mrs. Homer HERRELL, Warsaw; three step-sons, Adam and Harold GELBAUGH, both of Warsaw, and William GELBAUGH, Fort Wayne; fourteen step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

Charles H. Slisher
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for Charles H. SLISHER, 56, Macy, who died of carcinoma at his home at 4:15 p.m. Monday. He had been ill two years.
Mr. Scudder WILSON will officiate at the rites, assisted by the Rev. William KING. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.
Born June 6, 1909 in Lake county, Mr. Slisher had lived in Macy for 23 years and had resided most of his life in the Macy area. He was a retired employee of the Wabash railroad. He was married in Rochester Oct. 18, 1937 to Eleanor SHAMBARGER. His parents were John and Ellen SLISHER.
Surviving are the wife; five sons, George, Terry, Gene and Kenneth [SLISHER], all of Macy, and Fred [SLISHER], Fulton; four daughters, Mrs. Tom (Betty) LANDIS, Mary and Phyllis [SLISHER], all of Macy and Margery [SLISHER], Rochester; two brothers, Paul SLISHER, Batesville, Ark., and Devoe SLISHER, Michigan City, and eight grandchildren. Two brothers, Carl and William [SLISHER], preceded in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 22, 1965

Thomas R. Butts
Thomas Ray BUTTS, 81, 1017 Main street, died Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. shortly after his admission to Woodlawn hospital. He had been in ill health the past year.
Born Oct. 5, 1884, near Macy, he was the son of Samuel and Martha FITES BUTTS and had lived here 14 years, moving from South Dakota.
His marriage was at Sioux Falls, S.C., on Dec. 27, 1916, to Bessie HELGERSON, who survives. Mr. Butts was a retired Pennsylvania railroad employee, was a life member of the Manitou Moose lodge and a member of Modern Woodmen of America.
Also surviving are three sons, Bliss [BUTTS], South Bend; Keith [BUTTS[, Carbondale, Ill., and Clifford [BUTTS], Parma, O.; one daughter, Mrs. James (Esther) SHIMER, Portland, Ore; two brothers, Warren (BUTTS], Deedsville, and Bliss [BUTTS], Boca Raton, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Glee FITES, Macy, and Mrs. Hazel WIBEL, Peru; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A daughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after Thursday noon.

George R. Miller
George R. MILLER, 82, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo where he had been a heart patient for two weeks. Surviving with a sister is a brother, Millard MILLER of Rocheser, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Jacobs funeral home in Kokomo, where friends may call. Services also will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCormick funeral home in North Judson, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the North Judson cemetery.

Thursday, December 23, 1965

Wilma M. Sult
Mrs. Wilma M. SULT, 56, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Sunday evening.
Mrs. Sult was born Aug. 22, 1909 in Mentone to William H. and Cora WHETSTONE WEIRICK. She lived in Mentone until 1929 and then moved to Rochester. She was a former telephone operator in Mentone and was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church and the Ladies Aid of the church.
She was married Sept. 29, 1929 in Mentone to Clifford L. SULT of Rochester.
Surviving with the husband are a son, William D. WEIRICK, R.R. 6, Rochester; three grandsons; three brothers, Raymond WEIRICK, Tippecanoe; Rupert WEIRICK, Ft. Wayne, and Donald WEIRICK, Bourbon.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Whippoorwill Community church with the Rev. Herbert BESS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until 11:30 a..m. and at the church one hour prior to services.

Clara E. Hartle
Mrs. Clara E. HARTLE, 63, R.R. 1, Culver, died Wednesday at 8:25 a.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an illness of 18 months. Born Dec. 6, 1902, in Cass county, she was the daughter of William and Emma BEASEY KEPFFER and had lived in Fulton county 36 years. Her marriage was Oct. 7, 1922, at Winamac to Charles L. HARTLE, who survives.
Mrs. Hartle was a member of he Mt. Hope Methodist church.
Also surviving are six sons, Charles, Argos; Kenneth, Rochester, Leland, Warsaw; Richard, Culver, James, at home and Paul [HARTLE], Norfolk, Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Imogene DeWITT, lafayette; Mrs. Joane LOWELL, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Dorothy YOUNG, Elkhart; Mrs. Rosella BOLLHOEFER, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Ruth REED, Frankfort, and thirty-two grandchildren.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Hope Methodist church north of Leiters Ford with the Rev. Leon STARK officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at he Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver until noon Friday and at the church prior to the hour of service.

Friday, December 24, 1965

[no obits]

Saturday, December 25, 1965

[no paper - holiday]

Monday, December 27, 1965

Howard D. Hershey
Howard D. HERSHEY, 66, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died in a Phoenix, Ariz., hospital Friday.
Mr. Hershey was born Sept. 4, 1899 in Elwood to John R. and Edna WEASNER HERSHEY. He was a member of the Elwood Methodist church, the Eagles and Moose lodges and was a former president of the Elwood chapter of he American Legion. He was married to Hazel B. KING on May 25, 1918. He moved to Kewanna from Elwood in 1962.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy LEASE, R.R. 2, Kewanna; two sons, John C. HERSHEY, Phoenix, and William H. HERSHEY, Hammond; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 Wednesday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. John REDDIX officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Hulda M. Wagoner
Hulda M. WAGONER, 82, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Wednesday evening. She lived 3 miles northeast of Rochester.
Born Feb. 10, 1883 in the Talma community, she was the daughter of George and Anna MILLER ANDERSON. She was married Feb. 9, 1901 in Fulton county to William D. WAGONER, who died in 1947.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Anna A. WAGONER, R.R. 2, Rochester; two sons, Franklin S. [WAGONER], South Bend, and William L. [WAGONER], R.R. 2, Rochester; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Joe (Beryl) MOUNTAIN, Willamette, Ill.; a brother, Robert ANDERSON, Charlotte, Mich., and a nephew. A daughter and four sons, including Herman WAGONER of Rochester, preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Francis ROGERS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 28, 1965

Emory G. Mosier
Emory G. MOSIER, 39, Mentone, was killed early today when his semitrailer truck loaded with 200 hogs crashed off U.S. 31 two miles north of Westfield.
State police said the right front tire of Mosier's vehicle blew out and it rolled 250 feet into a field and turned over.
Mosier was thrown out and crushed under the left front wheel. Half the hogs were killed.

Wilson Trout
Wilson TROUT, 91, 1325 Wabash avenue, died today at 5:30 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for 10 days. Mr. Trout had been a lifelong resident of Fulton and Rochester communities.
Last rits are tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, pending the arrival of a son, Murrell TROUT of Pontiac, Mich., who is spending the winter in Florida.

Bula Silveus
Mrs. Bula SILVEUS, 76, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died this morning at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient several weeks. Arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home at Akron.

Wednesday, December 29, 1965

Bula B. Silveus
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron for Mrs. Bula B. SILVEUS, 76, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, who died Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. Ill several years, she had been in serious condition for six months.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Silveus was born Nov. 1, 1889, in Kosciusko county, the daughter of James and Laura ADAMS PAXTON. Her entire life had been spent in the Akron community. Her marriage was in 1909 to Carl SILVEUS, who died in June, 1959.
Surviving are a son, Howard [SILVEUS], and two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Mildred) LECKRONE and Mrs. Willis (Gladys) PFEIFFER, all of R.R. 1, Silver Lake; two brothers, Lloyd PAXTON, Winamac, and Russell PAXTON, R.R. 2, Akron; a twin sister, Mrs. Lula DAVIS, Akron; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Wilson Trout
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here for Wilson TROUT, 91, 1325 Wabash avenue, who died Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient 10 days.
The Rev. James RANARD of Fulton will officiate and burial will be in Salem cemetery, Liberty township. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Trout was born Sept. 8, 1874, in Fulton county, the son of John Wesley and Adlad MOYER TROUT. He had spent his entire life in the Mt. Olive community of Liberty township until recently, when he moved to Rochester.
His marriage was July 3, 1900, at Peru to Hanna May GREGORY, and died Dec. 13, 1962. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Fulton Baptist temple.
Surviving are a son, Murrell [TROUT], Pontiac, Mich.; five grandchildren, including Mrs. Herschel (Judy) RIGNEY, Phillip TROUT and Mrs. David (Sally) LEININGER, all of Rochester; seven great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Lillie WHEADON, who had made her home with Mr. Trout in recent years. Two sons preceded in death, Russell [TROUT] in 1930 and Harold [TROUT] in 1951.

Blanche Phillips
Mrs. Blanche PHILLIPS, 82, Argos, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where she had been admitted earlier in the day.
Mrs. Phillips was born June 22, 1883, near Plymouth to William and Mary Ellen BELL PHILLIPS. She had lived most of her life in Marshall county and in the Argos community. She married Edward A. PHILLIPS, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Mother church of Christian Scientist in Boston.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mark (Geraldine) HANNA, Chicago Heights, Ill., and Mrs. James (Gretchen) FRANTZ, Munster; a son, Robert PHILLIPS, California and a grandson.
Services will e at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with Mr. Jack PETERMANN, Christian Science reader, officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery northeast of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Jay Marshman
Jay MARSHMAN, 62, Anderson, former Argos resident, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. John's hospital in Anderson after being admitted several hours previously. He had been under a doctor's care for some time.
Mr. Marshman was born Aug. 10, 1903 near Plymouth to James and Amretta BISHOP MARSHMAN. He had lived in Argos community, moved to Mishawaka for several years, then moving to Anderson where he had lived for the last eight years.
Surviving are three sons, Ralph, Donald and Ronald MARSHMAN; a brother, Ray MARSHMAN, Mishawaka.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Jordan cemetery southwest of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, December 30, 1965

Marie Lewis
Mrs. William (Marie) LEWIS, died Wednesday afternoon at her home in Muskegon, Mich., following a short illness. She suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday and died after a second attack.
Mrs. Lewis will be remembered by many former Rochester high school students here who studied Latin with her while she was on the faculty from 1914 to 1922. She was a popular teacher and active in social life in the city.
She was born in Vincennes June 29, 1885, attended school there and later graduated from Western College for Women in 1909. She also taught in schools at Indianapolis and Richmond. She divided her time living with her mother at Vincennes and with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Glen HOWE at Muskegon. He was an industrialist there. After the Howes death, she traveled extensively, going around the world and lived for some time in Paris.
Surviving are two step-sons, H. Reinhardt LEWIS, Reddick, Conn., and William Morgan [LEWIS], Jr., New York, who wrote the lyrics for several Broadway musical comedies and composed the popular song, "How High The Moon;" a step-daughter, Mrs. James Booth BURR, Grand Rapids, Mich.; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at the Clock funeral home, Muskegon, with burial in the Howe family crypt in Evergreen cemetery.

Hugh H. Riner
Hugh H. RINER, 79, died this morning at the Methodist Memorial home at Warren, Ind., where he had resided for five years. Mr. Riner, a retired employee of the National Retail Hardware association of Indianapolis, was the husband of the late Lucille SCHOONOVER. He was a former Argos resident. Funeral services have been set tentatively for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home at Argos.

Friday, December 31, 1965

Juanita M. Gochenour
Juanita M. GOCHENOUR, 64, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 4:15 a.m. today in South Bend Osteopathic hospital, where she had been a patient 12 days. She had been ill two weeks. She lived in the Burton community.
Born Setp. 4, 1901 in Howard county, she was the daughter of Claude and Ann JOHNSON TURLEY. She was married April 23, 1921 in Flora to Herbert W. GOCHENOUR, who survives. She had lived in Rochester since 1942, moving here from Tippecanoe county. Mrs. Gochenour was a member of the Burton Methodist church, Mothers of World War II and Fulton County Chorus.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Wesley (Chloris) CHEESMAN, R.R. 4, Rochester; a son, Bill [GOCHENOUR], R.R. 6, Rochester; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; the father, of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Kathryn SHELLEY, Flint, Mich.; two brothers, Stanley TURLEY, Indianapolis, and Elmer TURLEY, Chicago; nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Edward MILLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Grace Campbell
Mrs. Grace CAMPBELL, 90, died today at noon at the Rochester nursing home after an illness of three years.
Mrs. Campbell was the wife of Charles C. CAMPBELL, long-time Rochester attorney, who preceded her in death.
Funeral arrangements are set for Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Hugh H. Riner
Last rites for Hugh H. RINER, 79, former Argos resident, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Mr. Riner died at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Warren Methodist Home, where he had resided for five years.
The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate at the rites, assisted by the Argos Masonic lodge. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Born May 11, 1886 in Sevastapool, near Mentone, Mr. Riner was the son of Clark and Nancy RINER. He was married in Argos to Lucille SCHOONOVER, who died in 1957.
Mr. Riner moved from Argos to Indianapolis in 1924 with the National Retail Hardware association, of which he was secretary at one time. He was a past master and 50-year member of the Argos Masonic lodge and a member of the Methodist church.
The only survivors are nieces and nephews.

Andrew Dunsizer
Last rites will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron for Andrew DUNSIZER, 83, who died Thursday at 5 p.m. of a heart attack at his home.
The Rev. Forest CARLSON will officiate and burial will be in Crooked Creek cemetery near Royal Center. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
A retired farmer, Mr. Dunsizer formerly operated a general store at Delong.
He was born March 15, 1882, in Cass county, the son of Frank and Elizabeth BURKETT DUNSIZER. His marriage was in 1907 to Effie WILSON, who survives. He was a member of the Logansport Church of god.
Also surviving are four sons, Blaine [DUNSIZER], Portate; Arthur [DUNSIZER], Akron; Earl [DUNSIZER], Goshen, and Paul [DUNSIZER], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Mary SNYDER, Peru, and Mrs. Martha NORMAN, Akron; two brothers, William and John DUNSIZER, both of Logansport; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.