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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1966

 

 

The Rochester -Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

1966

Monday, January 3, 1966

Dessie L. Ringler
Services are set Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Kewanna for Mrs. Dessie L. RINGLER, 81, Kewanna, who died early Saturday at St. Joseph hospital in Logansport.
Father Robert SORG will officiate and burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call at the Harridson funeral home in Kewanna, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.
Born March 9, 1884, in Fulton county, Mrs. Ringler was the daughter of Edward and Catherine CARROLL KELLY and was a member of St. Ann's church.
Surviving are the husband, Raymond [RINGLER]; a son by a previous mariage, Joseph KUMLER, Columbus, O.; a brother, Sylvester KELLY, Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Lora MORAN, Logansport; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Charlotte Hiatt
Mrs. Clarence (Charlotte) HIATT, Richland township, died today at 10:34 a.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where she had been admitted at 7 p.m. Sunday.
The Foster & Good funeral home here will be in charge of last rites.

French Severns
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for French "Mike" SEVERNS, 60, who died Saturday at 8:15 p.m. in the Miller nursing home here after an illness of a year. He had been a nursing home patient one month.
The Rev. Robert EDWARDS will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Severns had resided at Fishers, Ind., at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Janet) GUYER, formerly of the Fulton area, before moving to the nursing home.
Born March 21, 1905, near Talma, he had lived in the Fulton county community most of his life. He was the son of Wellington and Anna LITTLE SEVERNS and was married Oct. 15, 1929, to Bernice APT, who died in 1952.
A farmer, he was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are twin daughters, Mrs. GUYER, Fishers, and Mrs. Dale (Helen) FOLEY, Kokomo; a son, Dennis [SEVERNS], South Bend; fourteen grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William (Kathryn) ZIESENHENE, Winamac, and nieces and nephews. Two infant daughters and a brother preceded in death.

Grace Campbell
Last rites were held Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Grace E. CAMPBELL, 90, 1002 Jefferson street, who died Friday noon in the Rochester nursing home after an illness of three years. She had been a patient in the nursing home three months.
The Rev. Hugh STEWART officiated and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Born at Andrews, Ind., Jan. 23, 1875, Mrs. Campbell was the daughter of Ezra and Mary Ann MURRAY and had lived in Rochester 60 years. She had been an active member of the Rochester Woman's club, the United Presbyterian church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Her first marriage was to John McCARTY, who died in 1903. He second marriage was to Charles C. CAMPBELL, Rochester attorney, who died in 1963.
Surviving are a son, [J.} Murray McCARTY, Rochester; one daugher, Mrs. Ruth DAVISSON, Logansport; three grandchildren, Mrs. Garry (Zanna) DANIELS, Rochester; Ward McCARTY, Franklin, and John McCARTY, Anderson; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Herman E. Bodey
Herman E. "Pete" BODEY, 55, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Holtville, Cal. He was a former Argos resident, moving to Holtville in 1947. The body is being returned to the Grossman Funeral home in Argos, where rites are pending.

Tuesday, January 4, 1966

Herman E. Bodey
Last rites for Herman E. "Pete" BODEY, 55, Holtville, Cal., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.
Mr. Bodey died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday of a heart attack. His death was unexpected, although he had been under a doctor's care.
He was born Aug. 10, 1910 in Argos and moved to California in 1947 to become employed with Russell SNYDER, formerly of Argos, who has a large farming business. Mr. Snyder is an uncle of Mr. Bodey. Mr. Bodey was the son of Harry and Leora SNYDER BODEY.
Surviving are two brothers, Clifton BODEY, Culver and Elton [BODEY], Peru; two nieces, and a nephew. A sister, Dorothy McGOWEN, preceded in death.

Charlotte Hiatt
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Whippoorwill Community church in Richland township for Mrs. Charlotte O. HIATT, 53, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Monday at 10:30 a.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Dr. Herbert BESSE will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 4 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and at the church prior to he service.
Mrs. Hiatt had entered the hospital Sunday and had been in failing health eight months.
Born Sept. 1, 1912, in Richland township, she was the daughter of Harvey and Effie SPERA McMILLEN. Her marriage was Sept. 19, 1932, to Clarence L. HIATT, who survives.
Mrs. Hiatt, who spent most of her life in this county, was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church and Gideon International Auxiliary.
Also surviving are her mother, Laketon; one daughter, Miss Kathryn HIATT, Peru; four sons, Ernest and Everett [HIATT], bot of R.R. 3, Rochester, and Nelson and Philip [HIATT], both at home; five grandchildren, and a sistr, Mrs. Willis McCULLOUGH, Laketon. One sister and one brother preceded in death.

Wednesday, January 5, 1966

Ann Jonushaitis
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran church at LaPorte for Mrs. Ann JONUSHAITIS, 74, R.R. 2, LaPorte, who died Monday. A native of Lithuania, she had lived in LaPorte since 1929. Among survivors is a son, Ewald JONUSHAITIS, R.R. 4, Rochester. The Haverstock funeral home at LaPorte is in charge of rites.

Ollie R. Leonard
Ollie R. LEONARD, 91, Macy, died at the Friendly nursing home at Peru at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after a one-year illness.
The son of [Marcus] and Julia FURRY LEONARD, he was born Aug. 23, 1874 in Mexico, Ind. He was married to Ethel E. CASE in Macy on Dec. 27, 1899. She died in April of 1957. He married Aug. 8, 1960 in Mexico to Mrs. Elgie MARTINDALE, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Onis M. LEONARD, Michigan City; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth ROBBINS, Macy, and Miss Jean LEONARD, South Bend; a granddaughter, and a great-grandson. He was the last of a family of three.
Mr. Leonard had lived all his life in Miami county. He was a 20-year precinct committeeman in Allen township for the Republican party and was a town board member at Macy for several years. He was a retired partner in the Case hardware at Macy, a member of the Macy Methodist church, Macy Masonic Lodge No. 23, Royal Arch Masons 190 of Rochester and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne.
Last rites will be at the McCain country chapel, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16, at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Graveside services will be conducted by he Macy Masonic lodge. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 6, 1966

Ray Flynn
Ray FLYNN, 72, 1523 Bancroft avenue, was found dead at his home about 11:30 a.m. today. Dr. William RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, said death apparently was due to a heart attack. A longtime resident of Rochester and veteran of World War I, Mr. flynn was a trash collector. Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, January 7, 1966

Eli Nan
Eli NAN, 51, Washington, D.C., died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in a Washington hospital after suffering a stroke Wednesday night. The widow is the former Marcille ANDERSON, daughter of the late Mrs. Nellie ANDERSON, R.R. 1, Rochester. Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Lee funeral home, Washington, and burial will be in that city.

Duane Whiteman
Duane WHITEMAN, four-month-old son of Kenton and Beverly CONRAN WHITEMAN, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died Wednesday morning at his parents' home.
The child's other survivors are three brothers, David, Dale and Douglas [WHITEMAN], all at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert WHITEMAN, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary MASUNAS, Kewanna.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. William WISE officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Myron Penrod
Myron PENROD, 69, 4928 West Belden avenue, Chicago, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Resurection hospital in Chicago. He formerly resided in Niles, Mich. He had been ill 12 hours.
Born June 24, 1896 in Patricksburg, Ind., he was the son of James and Ada PENROD. He had lived in Chicago three years, moving there from Niles. He had lived many years in South Bend, also. Mr. Penrod was married Jan. 6, 1926 in Centerville, Mich., to Bernice KNOBLOCK, who survives. He retired from the Studebaker corporation after 30 years service. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dorla Deen GROSSNICKLE, Niles, Mich.; a son, William G. PENROD, Mishawaka; seven grandchildren; a broher, Frank PENROD, Bowling Green, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Velma VAUGHN, Washington, D.C., and a half-sister, Mrs. Audrey HORN, Clay City, Ind.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend with the Rev. Douglas STANWYCK of Argos officiating. Burial will be in the Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens cemetery in South Bend. Friends may call at the Hay funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday. The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene F. McGee
Eugene F. McGEE, 50, Akron, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted two hours before his death. Death was due to a heart attack. He had been ill two years.
Born July 5, 1915 in Fulton county, he was the son of Francis and Gertrude MOORE McGEE. He had resided all his life in the Akron community. He was maried Feb. 27, 1943 in Plymouth to Donna KUHN, who survives. Mr. McGee was a punch press operator at Controls of North Manchester.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Debbie Sue [McGEE], a first grade student at Akron; a son, Gary Lee [McGEE], a third grader; two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Bertha) [PFLEDDERER], Kewanna, and Mildred WORSLEY, rochester, and a brother, Clifford [McGEE], Rochester. a broher and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ray Flynn
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Alfred Ray FLYNN, 72, 1523 Bancroft avenue, who died at his home Thursday of a heart attack at 11 a.m. He was found by city police.
Flynn, who operated a trash collection business here, had not been ill and his death was unexpected.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Aug. 18, 1893, in Miami county, Mr. Flynn was the son of Frank and Annabelle MOORE FLYNN. He had spent most of his life here. A veteran of World War I, he was married in Rochester in 1944 to Della CUNNINGHAM, who died March 26, 1964.
Surviving are two half-brothers, Harold FLYNN, Plymouth, and Edward BROWN, Muskegon, Mich.

Saturday, January 8, 1966

Mrs. Russell Gore
Mrs. Russell GORE, 60, Traverse City, Mich., died at 7:26 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted at 5 a.m. after suffering a heart attack. Mrs. Gore was traveling with her husband to Homestead, Fla., on vacation. Mr. Gore has a fruit farm near Traverse City.
Mr. and Ms. Gore had been visiting the Byron KINDIGs northeast of Rochester for the last five days.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Donald GREILECK of Hawaii; two granddaughers; two grandsons; two sisters, Miss Orpha BARR, Grawn, Mich., and Mrs. Bernice STEED, Buckley, Mich. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Martinson funeral home in Traverse City. the body will be removed from the Foster & Good funeral home today.

Monday, January 10, 1966

Jess D. Prophet
Jess D. PROPHET, 67, 1017 E. 14th street, died at 8:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Sunday night after a heart attack.
Mr. Prophet was born Oct. 4, 1898 in Logansport to Albert and Mary PROPHET. He had lived in Rochester for the last 25 years and prior to that he was a resident of Logansport. He was employed at the Waste Materials company in Logansport and was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge. He attended rhe Assembly of God church here.
Mr. Prophet was married Jan. 23, 1932 to Eva KNIGHT in Logansport.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Dale PROPHET, Logansport; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle CONKLIN, Logansport. Four brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Glen MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Tuesday, January 11, 1966

[no obits]

Wednesday, January 12, 1966

Charles E. Showley
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Charles E. SHOWLEY, 90, Hobart, formerly of Lake Bruce, who died at 11 p.m. Monday in his home. The Rev. Hartley FREEMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Lake Bruce cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born July 11, 1875, in Fulton county, Mr. Showley was the son of Jacob and Angeline RHOADS SHOWLEY and moved to the LaPorte and Hobart communities 21 years ago. His marriage was to Cora SMITH, who preceded in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy NEFF, Hobart; two sons, DeForest [SHOWLEY], Wilmette, Ill., and Sanford [SHOWLEY], LaPorte; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie McKEE, rochester, and Mrs. Mintie SHOWLEY, Hobart; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Besse A. Shelton
Mrs. Besse A. SHELTON, 79, 1005 Franklin avenue, died Tuesday at 10:10 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Sept. 1. She had been in failing health four years.
A member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and of the Froebel club, Mrs. Shelton had worked as a dental technician for Dr. Carson McGUIRE and as a clerk for the Wile department store.
Born Dec. 2, 1886, in the Green Oak community southeast of the city, she was the daughter of Lon and Harriet RICHARDSON WILLARD and had spent her lifetime in this community.
Her marriage was June 19, 1907, in the city to Jesse SHELTON, who died Aug. 23, 1960.
Surviving is a son, Joseph [SHELTON], Pittsboro, Ind. A sister preceded in death, in infancy.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 13, 1966

[no obits]

Friday, January 14, 1966

Gertrude M. Baer
Mrs. Gertrude M. BAER, 57, South Bend, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's hospital, where she had been a patient for 10 days.
Mrs. Baer was born May 5, 1908 in South Bend to Clifford and Matilda PITTMAN STAINTON. She lived in South Bend fo the past 14 years, moving from Tippecanoe. She was a member of the South Bend First Methodist church and was a past grand noble in the Tippecanoe Rebekah lodge. Mrs. Baer married Jasper A. BAER April 27, 1929 in South Bend.
Surviving with the husband are aunts and cousins.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. James H. GARDNER officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren church cemetery, southeast of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Lougarda Teel
Mrs. Alfred (Lougarda) TEEL, Mentone, died at 9:55 p.m. Thursday at the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw. She suffered a broken hip three years ago and had been bedfast most of the time since then.
Surviving are two sons, Norman TEEL, 507 Madison street, and Lloyd TEEL, Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the King-Reed Memorial home in Mentone.

Saturday, January 15, 1966

Charles Casselman
Charles H. "Jack" CASSELMAN, 62, Warsaw, step-father of Burwyn BLUE of Rochester, died at 1:05 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw, where he had been a patient for a week. He had been ill for the past six months.
Also surviving are the wife, three grandchildren ad three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the MaHatton funeral home in Warsaw with the Rev. John REID officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery in Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Lougarda Teel
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the King-Reed funeral home at Mentone for Mrs. Lougarda TEEL, 96, Mentone, who died Thursday at 9:55 p.m. in the Prairie View nursing home at Mentone, where she had been a patient three years.
The Rev. Ermil NORMAN will officiate and burial will be in Sycamore cemetery, southwest of Mentone. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born April 2, 1869, Mrs. Teel was the daughter of Jacob and Catherine GOOD HIBSCHMAN. Her marriage was April 25, 1889, to Alfred TEEL, who died in 1951. She was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sons, Lloyd [TEEL], Fort Wayne, and Norman [TEEL], Rochester; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and fourteen great-great-grandchildren.

David C. Somsel
David C. SOMSEL, 77, Kewanna, died Friday at 12:10 a.m. at his home after an extended illness.
A retired farmer, he was a member of the Radio Church of God.
Born Sept. 5, 1888, at Frankfort, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David SOMSEL. His marriage was Aug. 2, 1954, to Edna McGEE, who survives.
Also surviving are nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where last rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with Frank McCRADY officiating.

Monday, January 17, 1966

Hal P. Troutman
Hal Park TROUTMAN, 85, died Sunday morning at his home in Kewanna. He had been in ill health for several years.
Born in Fulton county Dec. 13, 1880, he had lived in the county all his life. He was the son of Hiram and Mary A. WEIRICK TROUTMAN.
He was married to Elizabeth E. BARNETT Nov. 20, 1909. She survives, with four sons, Omer and Dennis [TROUTMAN], both of Kewanna rural route; Charles E. and Joseph E. [TROUTMAN], both of Long Beach, Cal.; a daughter, Miss Mary TROUTMAN, Indianapolis; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Ruth COLE, Kewanna; six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Last rites will be at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna at 1:30 p.m. tuesday with the Rev. Lonnie BENNETT officiating. Burial will be in the Barnett cemetery southwest of Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison chapel after 7 o'clock tonight.

Charles Smith
Charles SMITH, 81, 1205 Pontiac street, died at 3 a.m. Sunday in the Caylor-Nickel clinic at Bluffton, where he had been a patient since Nov. 21. Mr. Smith had been in failing health since last April.
Born May 15, 1884 near Macy, he was the son of Albert and Ollie KINGERY SMITH. He had lived in the Macy, Rochester and Kokomo vicinities. A carpenter, Mr. Smith was married to Edna L. DALE, who survives. He was a member of the Rochester United Presbyterian church.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Ralph E. [SMITH], Kokomo; two grandchildren; six sixters, Mrs. Bertha UTTER, Athens; Mrs. Lucy SEE, Deedsville; Mrs. Lola COLLINS, and Mrs. Joel (Gertrude) STAHL, both of Macy; Mrs. Glenn (Sarah) CHAPIN, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Orville (Edith) CUMBERLAND, Hernando, Fla.; a brother, Harold [SMITH], Hernando. Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday 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 10 a.m. Tuesday. The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the cancer fund.

William T. Geller
William T. GELLER, 89, died at 9:20 a.m. today at the home of a son, Homer [GELLER], R.R. 6, Rochester. Mr. Geller had been in ill health for several years and had been a patient at the Rochester Nursing home since November. Before that he lived with his other son, David [GELLER], of Akron.
Mr. Geller was born Dec. 30, 1876 in Fulton county to Emanual and Jennie GELLER. He had lived in Fulton county since 1935, moving from Marshall county. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church.
Mr. Geller married Nellie M. HEATH Sept. 10, 1923. She died Nov. 23, 1951.
Surviving are two sons and five grandchildren. A son, a sister and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 18, 1966

Calvin Kuhn
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Calvin KUHN, 60, R.R. 3, Argos, who died Monday at 4:25 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted eight hours earlier.
The Rev. Edward MILLER will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Kuhn had been in failing health 18 months. A farmer, he was born Oct. 2, 1905, in Richland township, the son of Luther and Cora BRINEY KUHN. His marriage was Aug. 11, 1928, in Plymouth to Mildred ROGERS
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Irvin (Esther) HOAGLAND, Warsaw; a son, Donald [KUHN], Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Leonard (Gladys) JONES, Flint, Mich.; two brothers, Harold and Clarence [KUHN], both of R.R. 3, Rochester; four grandchildren; one niece, and four nephews.

Clyde W. Ensminger
Clyde W. [ENSMINGER], 85, former Rochester businessman, died Monday at 4 p.m. at his home, 1017 Pontiac street, after an illness of six months.
Mr. Ensminger was associated with the Levi Dry Goods store, where the B & B Store now is located, for 43 years until his retirement in 1949. He had spent most of his life in this city.
Born near Mentone Sept. 21, 1880, he was the son of Amon and Catherine HAIMBAUGH ENSMINGER. His marriage was in this city Aug. 8, 1904, to Mina LEVI, who survives.
Mr. Entsminger was a member of the Kiwanis club, First Baptist church, Elks and Moose lodges and was a 50-year member of the Knights of Pythias lodge.
Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Yetta) ESSIG, Rochester. Another daughter, Miriam [ENSMINGER], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 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 after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, January 19, 1966

Earle A. Miller
Earle A. MILLER, director of the Fulton County Department of Public Welfare, died suddenly of a heart attack this morning at 8:45 o'clock in his Courthouse office. He was 80 years of age.
Mr. Miller was having morning tea with members of his staff when he was stricken fatally. When he arrived at the office this morning, he told employees that he had not felt well during the night.
He had been director of the welfare department since 1952 and announced three months ago that he would retire from the post on June 30 of this year.
A narive of Rochester and unofficial historian of its earlier days, Mr. Miller had a varied career that included newspaper work, buriness, sports promotion and movie operator.
In nearly 14 years as welfare director, he had become an active and well-known figure in both state and national organizations of this nature.
Mr. Miller had been both president and secretary of the northwest district of Association of Welfare Directors in Indiana, currently was editor of the Indiana welfare directors' state publication, and belonged to 21 state and national social welfare groups.
He began his newspaper career in 1900 at the age of 15 with The Rochestr Republican, a daily newspaper then owned by Major BITTERS. He started as a printer, then became a reporter and writer when the newspaper came under the ownership of Albert BITTERS, son of Major.
Mr. Miller's mother, Mrs. Marguerite MILLER, also was associated with The Republican for many years. She earned a statewide reputation as writer and Chautaqua lecturer. Her "Home Folks," a collection of first-hand interviews with early settlers of Fulton county, has become the definitive source of historical facts concerning this area.
The Republican was combined in 1923 with The Fulton County Sun and published for a year as The Daily News, then merging with The Sentinel.
Mr. Miller left the city to pursue his newspaper career and served as reporter and copy editor on papers in Louisville, New Orleans and San Francisco.
He became associated with the Blue Products company, which manufactured special cleaning powders, in 1931 at Cleveland. Taking over ownership in 1940, he moved the business to Rochester. Mr. Miller sold his interest in the firm to Dea FULTZ in 1954.
Mr. Miller also operated one of the city's earliest movie theatres, the Earle, located in the south half of the present Knapp building. It featured silent films of 20 minutes in length. Admission was five cents.
He also was manager of independent basketball teams during the first years of that sport here and promoted appearances of semi-pro teams for games in the city.
For the past 12 years, Mr. Miller had written a weekly column, "Thoughts at Random," for The Sentinel, in which he discussed welfare programs, philosophy of life and early local history.
Mr. Miller resided at 1212 Main street. His wife, the former Cecyle BRADY, died Aug. 1, 1963. The couple was married Nov. 24, 1912, in this city. There were no children and Mr. Miller leaves no immediate survivors.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
[SEE: MILLER, Earle A., and MILLER, Marguerite in Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK]

Duff Smith
Duff SMITH, 70, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Veterans hospital at Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since Oct. 8. Death came following an illness of 3 1/2 years.
Born april 19, 1895, in Persia, Tenn., he was the son of Emerson and Elizabeth SMITH. His marriage was in 1923 at Rochester to Mary E. WRIGHT, who died in 1938.
Mr. Smith had resided in this city 43 years. He was an Army veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion Post and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post here.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert MARTIN, Kokomo; a son, Cecil [SMITH], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie ELKINS, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Robert ROE, Delphi; four brothers, Huss [SMITH], South Bend, Earl [SMITH], Rochester, Ephriam [SMITH], Logansport, and Sam [SMITH], Camden; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A son, a daughter and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Meritt Clemans
Meritt CLEMANS, 63, Fulton, died at his home at 4 a.m. today of a coronary attack. He had not been ill previously and his death was unexpected.
Born March 23, 1902 in Macy to Solomon and Zella DUEY CLEMANS, he had spent all his life in the Macy and Fulton areas. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Macy Christian church. He was first married to Mary D. DuBOIS, who died Feb. 20, 1931. He was married to Zethel V. WOODHOUSE Aug. 12, 1933 in Portland, Ind.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Norval J. [CLEMANS], Twelve Mile, and Ronald Dean [CLEMANS], Fontana, Cal.; a step-son, Leo A. WOODHOUSE, Logansport; a daughter, Mrs. W. O. (Clara Mae) WINEGARDNER, R.R. 2, Macy, and thirteen grandchildren. A sister, Florence MILLER, preceded in death in 1946.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. James RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 20, 1966

Lucille Perry
Mrs. Lucille PERRY, 60, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died at 1:30 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw after an illness of several years.
Born June 13, 1905 in Elkhart county, she was the daughter of Abraham and Martha RARICK SEARER. She had lived in the Bourbon area 11 years, moving there from Rochester. She was married Jan. 10, 1925 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Ford PERRY, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Carl [PERRY], Memphis, Tenn,; Alton [PERRY], Burket; Alvin [PERRY], Warsaw, and John [PERRY], at home; seven daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Avanelle) COOK, Elkhart, Mrs. Alice BALMER, Akron; Mrs. Richard (Angeline) MILLER, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Paul (Alta) GROSSMAN, Bourbon; Mrs. Donald (Arlene) COLEMAN, Warsaw; Mrs. Howard (Alberta) ALDERFER and Mrs. DeVon (Letha) RENSBERGER, both of Mentone. Two sisters, Mrs. Clara BEEHLER, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Mable LEE, Wakarusa, also survive.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. in the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone, with burial in the Olive cemetery near Wakarusa. Friends may call at the memorial home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Earle A. Miller
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Earle A. MILLER, 80, Fulton county welfare director who died at his office Wednesday morning of a heart attack.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Miller was a member of the E.U.B. church, Masonic, Moose and I.O.O.F. lodges, the Lions club and the Chamber of Commerce, all of Rochester. While there are no immediate survivors, Harry BITTERS of Rochester is a cousin and Don KUMLER of Rochester, is a nephew.

Friday, January 21, 1966

Mariam McGee
Mrs. Mariam McGEE, 1601 Jefferson street, died Thursday at 5:23 p.m. in Mayo's Clinic, Rochester, Minn., where she had been admitted Monday. Death came following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 24, 1908, at Akron, she was the daughter of Charles and Anna MORGAN BARNHISEL and had spent her lifetime in this county. Her marriage was to Harley "Spud" McGEE, owner of the Rochester Building Service in Chicago in 1929. [sic]
Mrs. McGee was a member of the Manitou Garden club and of the Rochester Rotarianns.
Besides the husband, she is survived by a son, Robert [McGEE], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Marcia) WERTZBERGER, Greenwood; a sister, Mrs. Arvel (Trella) ANDERSON, Earltons, Kan., and five grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lucille Perry
Last rites for Mrs. Lucille PERRY, 60, R.R. 2, Bourbon, a former Rochester resident, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone. Burial will be in the Olive cemetery near Wakarusa.
Mrs. Perry died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw after an illness of several years.
Friends may call at the memorial home.

Saturday, January 22, 1966

Mary W. Osborn
Mrs. Mary W. OSBORN, 920 Wabash avenue, died Friday at 7:50 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, following an extended illness. She was 79 years of age.
Born Jan. 29, 1886, in Lafayette, she was the daughter of George Henry and Mary BAKER WALDREN. Her marriage was in August, 1909, at Lafayette to Robert "Joe" OSBORN, who died Dec. 17, 1947. She had lived in Rochester since 1912.
Mrs. Osborn was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Robert [OSBORN], Ithaca, N.Y., and George [OSBORN], Narragansett, R.I.; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Mary Jane) GRAFT, Jr., Springfield, Va., and fourteen grandchildren.
Last rites tentatively set for Monday 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 3 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, January 24, 1966

Jerry W. Hutchison
Jerry W. HUTCHISON, 26, Warsaw, died Saturday about 10 p.m. in Argos of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Death was ruled a suicice by Dr. James COURSEY, Marshall county coroner.
According to Marshall Sheriff Harold KING, Hutchison and his wife left Warsaw early Saturday evening to visit relatives in Argos. After arriving, Hutchison reportedly told his wife he was returning to Warsaw for some business matters. Relatives found his body in a vacant house next door about 10 p.m.
Death was caused by a blast from a 20-gauge shotgun.
Born in Warsaw Aug. 14, 1939, he was the son of Warren and Betty HUTCHISON. His marriage was in 1963 to Gladys CREWS, who survives along with his mother and a daughter, Teresa [HUTCHISON], 2.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Titus funeral home at Warsaw with the Rev. Richard ANDERSON officiating. Burial will be in the Oakewood cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Earle A. Miller
An additional survivor of Earle A. MILLER, 80, county welfare director who died Wednesday, is Mrs. Margaret BITTERS DILLON, Hendricksville, N.C., a cousin. She and Harry BITTERS of Rochester, also a cousin, are Mr. Miller's only direct relatives. Last rites and burial were held here Saturday.

Tuesday, January 25, 1966

Emmett H. Frasa
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Kennedy-Braman funeral home at Winamac for Emmett H. FRASA, 65, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died Sunday at Memorial hospital in South Bend.
Burial will be in the Gross cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Feb. 27, 1900, near Monterey, he was the son of Charles and Emma FRASA. His marriage was Aug. 29, 1925, to Lenore JAMES, who survives. Mr. Frasa was a member of the Pleasant Hill E.U.B. church.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Lois MURRAY, Rochester, and Mrs. Dorothy CROHN, Winamac; a son, Norman [FRASA], Kewanna; seven sisters, Mrs. Minnie HARTZ, Monterey; Mrs. Janet FEMENTSZOFF, and Mrs. Lena WRIGHT, both of Florida, and Mrs. Louis SCHMIDT, Mrs. Clara WHEAT, Mrs. Lora MOORE and Mrs. Hilda GERROLD, all of Chicago; a brother, Charles [FRASA], Monterey; a half-brother, John LINDERMAN, Idaho, and twelve grandchildren.

Mary C. Williams
Mrs. Mary Catherine [NUNEMAKER] PARDUE WILLIAMS, 56, R.R. 2, Rochester, died about 11 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Wednesday.
Mrs. Williams was born Jan. 14, 1910 in Huntington to Joseph and Sarah HOLLEY NUNEMAKER. She was married May 26, 1926 to Orlando PARDUE, who dued Jan. 25, 1961. Her second marriage was to Milton WILLIAMS, who preceded in death, also.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Maxine( SCHNITZ, R.R. 2, Rochester, with whom she was living; two sons, William and Robert [WILLIAMS], both in the U.S. Navy; nineteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Esther DENTON, Huntington, and Mrs. Mable BROWN, Anderson, and two brothers, Roscoe and Ruffus [NUNEMAKER], both of Huntington.
Final rites are pending at the Baker Brothers funeral home in Huntington.

Warren C. Davis
Warren C. DAVIS, 71, Bourbon, died at 2 p.m. Monday at the veteran's hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Aug. 25, 1895 in Fulton county and had lived in Bourbon 18 years, moving from Mishawaka. he was marrid in 1939 to Mary D. LaRUE, who survives.
He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Bourbon American Legion and the South Bend Eagles lodge.
Also surviving are two sons, the Rev. John DAVIS, Roanoka, and Theodore DAVIS, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. DeVerl HOLLOWAY, Coco, Fla.; Fearal BAXTER, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Pete HONEYCUTT, Bourbon; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Myra MATTICE, Rochester. Friends may call at the Robbins funeral home in Bourbon after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Rites will be there at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Todd Martin Nichols
Todd Martin NICHOLS, one-year old, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Mansfield, O., of pneumonia. He had been ill one day.
Born June 27, 1964 in Mansfield, he was the son of Jack L. and Beatrice LARSON NICHOLS. The father formerly lived in Rochester.
Surviving with the parents are three sisters, Cheryl, Jill and Pamela [NICHOLS], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin LARSON, Milwaukee, Wis.; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen NICHOLS, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, January 26, 1966

Grace G. Compton
Mrs. Grace G. COMPTON, 73, native of Fulton county and former resident of Rochester, died in Mishawaka's St. Joseph hospital Tuesday at 3:18 p.m. following a lengthy illness. She resided in Rochester nearly 50 years before moving to Mishawaka in 1965.
The daughter of Albert and Luetta STAMM WIESJAHN, she was born Dec. 25, 1892. On Feb. 14, 1915, in Hanna she married Fieldon COMPTON, who preceded her in death Oct. 9, 1965.
Her survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Irma MUSGRAVE, LaPorte; Mrs. Frances SHULTZ and Mrs. Hazel WALLACE, both of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Alex STAROSTA, Mishawaka; two brothers, Forrest WIESJAHN, Glendale, Cal., and Ralph WIESJAHN, Palo Alto, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie BRAGG, Palo Alto, Cal., and Mrs. R. H. SILVERTHORN, Hermosa Beach, Cal.; seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill E.U.B. church, Lake Bruce. The Rev. W. L. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill cemetery.
Friends may call at the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, January 27, 1966

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Friday, January 28, 1966

Walter B. Chapman
Walber B. CHAPMAN, 91, Argos, who suffered a broken hip at his home Monday evening, died in Plymouth's Parkview hospital at 12:05 a.m. today.
A lifelong resident of Argos, he was the son of Charles and Anna KERSHAW CHAPMAN, born in Argos April 28, 1874. He had lived at his present home 34 years after having lived in Texas and Oklahoma. He was a retired jeweler.
On Sept. 8, 1901 at Markle he was married to Clellah May BRICKLEY, who survives. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church and Argos Masonic Lodge 399.
Survivors besides the widow are a daughter, Mrs. James (Frances) THOMPSON, San Francisco, Cal.; a son, Howard [CHAPMAN], of Arcadia, Cal.; a granddaughter, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Douglas STANDWICK officiating. Burial will be in Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The Masonic lodge will assist. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Maxine Betty Taylor
Funeral rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Nusbaum funeral home in Walterton for Mrs. Maxine Betty TAYLOR, Walkerton, who was killed Wednesday night in a one-car crash near LaPorte when she lost control on an icy road. Among surviving relatives are two sisters, Mrs. Raymond LOWERY, Rochester, and Mrs. Keith SMITH, Kewanna.

Saturday, January 29, 1966

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Monday, January 31, 1966

Dorothy Bolton
Last rites and burial will be at Auburn for Mrs. Dorothy BOLTON, 97, Rochester, who died Saturday morning in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Jan. 6.
Mrs. Bolton resided with her daughter, Mrs. Virginia SCOTT, elementary teacher at the Caston school in Grass Creek. The Dilgard-Cline funeral home at Auburn is in charge of rites.

Mary I. Gardner
Last riets will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Mary I. GARDNER, 77, former Rochester resident who died Friday at 9 p.m. in Tulsa, Okla.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gardner's death occurred at Byrne Memorial hospital in Tulsa, where she had been a patient for one month. She lived the past 18 months in Tulsa with her daughter, Mrs. Donald K. PLANK.
A resident of Rochester and Lake Manitou 30 years, Mrs. Gardner resided many years at 129 West Ninth street. She was born Aug. 4, 1888, at Delphi, the daughter of Michael and Anna McCARTY.
Her marriage was in 1905 at Delphi to W. Walker GARDNER, for many years an Indiana excise officer. He died Oct. 5, 1945. Mrs. Gardner formerly was employed at the Rochester News Agency.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Donald (Ann) PLANK, Tulsa; one son, William [GARDNER], Columbus, O.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One brother, Arthur McCARTY, preceded in death.

Mary C. Palmer
Mary C. PALMER, 73, Elkhart, died at Elkhart hospital early Sunday morning. She had been a patient for one week and in failing health for some time.
Born July 28, 1892 in Fulton, she was married Nov. 13, 1912 in Macy to James A. PALMER, who died Dec. 23, 1948.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred RINGLE and Mrs. Faye FRITZ, both of Elkhart; a son, Daniel [PALMER], Houston, Texas, and a grandchild.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Scott WEAVER officiating. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Donald Sutton
Donald Arthur SUTTON, 50, Fulton, died at 8:30 a.m. today at his home in Fulton. Although he had been ill for several years, his death was sudden and unexpected.
A resident of Fulton for 20 years, Mr. Sutton was an attendant at the Dice Oil company service station. He was born Nov. 4, 1915 in Star City to Henry and Edith FELKER SUTTON. He was married July 31, 1943, in Rochester to Anna Marie LATTERNER, who survives. He was a member of the Logansport Eagles lodge.
Surviving are the widow; the mother, of Fulton; a son, Ernest Lee [SUTTON], at home; a brother, Robert [SUTTON], Twelve Mile; four sisters, Mrs. Helen McCLAIN, Star City; Mrs. Pearl BEATTIE, Elkhart; Mrs. Florence HOYT, Cayuga, Ind., and Mrs. Betty DEVINS, Danville, Ill.; and uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. A brother preceded in death.
Last rites are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Tuesday, February 1, 1966

Donald Arthur Sutton
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire and Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for Donald Arthur SUTTON, 50, who died at his home in Fulton Monday after a long illness.
Father Harold WELLER will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lyman E. Brackett
Lyman E. BRACKETT, 73, former resident of Rochester, died Monday of a heart attack sustained at his home, 2028 Southwest Sixth street, Miami, Fla.
Mr. Brackett, who had resided in Florida since 1956, was rushed to Jackson Memorial hospital in Miami but was dead on arrival there. He had not been ill and his death was unexpected.
Services will be in Miami and cremation will follow. Brief rites will be held here later in the week before interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge. The family requests that donations other than flowers be made to the heart fund.
Mr. Brackett was the third generation of one of Rochester's most prominent pioneer families. His grandfather, Dr. Charles BRACKETT, came to this city from Vermont in 1848 and distinguished himself as a surgion for Indiana and Illinois cavalry regiments in the Civil War, dying in the midst of that conflict in 1863.
His father, Lyman M. BRACKETT, was a leading merchant in the city, operating a lumber business and later the Progress Wholesale Grocery company in the building now occupied by Topps Manufacturing company.
Lyman M. Brackett and A. J. BARRETT constructed the Arlington block on the east side of Main street in 1890, Mr. Brackett owning the south half which consisted of four business rooms, 14 apartments and a large K. of P. lodge meeting hall. The Brackett family home was at the northeast corner of Fulton and Ninth streets.
Lyman Ely BRACKETT was born Oct. 19, 1892, in Rochester, the son of Lyman M. and Sarah MERRIAM BRACKETT. His mother was a native of Brandon, Vt. He lived in this city 60 years and was married to Arwesta PERSONETTE, of Argos, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Richard [BRACKETT], Harlingen, Texas; two grandchildren and cousins, Don PLANK, Sr., Mrs. Scott BOWEN, Mrs. Charles PYLE and Mrs. Lucille LEONARD, all of Rochester.
Preceding in death were a brother, Charles [BRACKETT], and a sister, Mrs. Maurice (Zoa) SHELTON.
Mr. Brackett attended Rochester high school, where he was a basketball star, and also attended the University of Notre Dame, Indiana university and Chicago business college.
He entered his father's wholesale grocery business and after it ceased operation he moved to the West, being associated in asbestos mining in Glove, Ariz., and later in real estate at San Diego, Cal.
Returning to this city, he assumed management of the Brackett half of the Arlington block. When it was destroyed by fire Jan. 24, 1956, he sold the property and moved to Miami, where he acquired and managed two apartment buildings on the city's west side.
A lifelong enthusiast of water sports, he was an accomplished sailor and competed in races at Lake Manitou and Lake Maxinkuckee. The family owned a cottage on the east shore of Manitou many years.
In Miami, he owned both power and sail boats, often residing aboard the craft and taking ocean cruises.

Orbra H. Taylor
Orbra H. TAYLOR, 74, a Rochester businessman for 59 years, died this morning at 9:45 o'clock in his home at 915 Pontiac street. He had been in failing health several years.
Mr. Taylor owned and operated Taylor's Shoe Store, 725 Main street, since 1937 but had been associated with the business since 1907. It then was known as the Hub Shoe Store and was operated by Mr. Taylor's grandfahter, Sylvester ALSPACH, and his uncle, Guy ALSPACH.
The location has been the site of a shoe store for over 80 years. Mr. Taylor recently remodeled the interior and exterior of the business and remained active in its operation until his death.
Born June 21, 1891, in Fulton county, he was the son of Charles and Estella ALSPACH TAYLOR and had spent his lifetime in this community except for a short residence in Colorado.
He was married June 21, 1914, at Akron, to Cleo SNEARLY, who survives. Mr. Taylor was a member of the First Baptist church, Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite, Kiwanis club, Chamber of Commerce and Fulton County Historical Society.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary E. BAILEY, Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann TAYLOR, Anderson, and Sarah Ann BAILEY, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Ollie ROBBINS, Rochester, and a brother, Hubert TAYLOR, Rochester. A son, Robert H. [TAYLOR]., preceded in death in 1960.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Regina B. Poole
Mrs. Regina Barbara POOLE, 81, R.R. 5, Rochester, died this morning at 6:05 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted at 10:30 p.m. Monday.
Born Jan. 22, 1885, near Dyer, she was married Oct. 16, 1916, in Hammond to Joseph Edward POOLE, who survives. The Pooles moved to Newcastle township, near Talma, from the Chicago area 18 years ago following Mr. Poole's retirement.
Mrs. Poole was a member of the St. Joseph church.
Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. William SCHLOER; Mrs. Harry PARKER, Mrs. John FLAVIN and Miss Elizabeth HAUBER, all of Hammond.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here to the Neidow funeral home at Hammond late today. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery at Hammond.

Wednesday, February 2, 1966

Orbra H. Taylor
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Orbra H. TAYLOR, 74, 915 Pontiac street, who died Tuesday morning at his home after a long illness.
The Rev. Donald LAMBERT, assisted by the Rev. Hugh STEWART, will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Masonic lodge also will conduct its rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Taylor, owner of Taylor's Shoe Store here since 1937, had been a Rochester merchant since 1907. Among the survivors is an aunt, Mrs. Ollie ROBBINS, Rochester.

Lyman E. Brackett
Memorial services will be Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Lyman E. BRACKETT, 73, formerly of Rochester, who died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Miami.
The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. There will be no advance calling hours at the funeral home. Cremation was performed at Miami; interment will be later in the I.O.O.F cemetery.
Mrs. Lyman BRACKETT and Mr. and Mrs. Richard BRACKETT, Harlingen, Texas, are scheduled to arrive in the city tonight from Miami.

John Rannells
John RANNELLS, 56, former resident of Rochester, died Tuesday at his home in Maywood, Ill. Death was unexpected and came from a heart attack.
The son of Robert and Bertha RANNELLS of this city, he graduated from Rochester high school and left this city in 1935. The wife, Virginia [RANNELLS], and one son, John [RANNELLS], suvive.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Thursday, February 3, 1966

Aud Miller
Aud MILLER, 76, R.R. 1, Denver, a retired Miami county farmer who had lived in the community for 50 years, died at his home at 1 p.m. Wednesday following an illness of one year.
He was the son of William and Eunice SPURGEON MILLER, being born Dec. 23, 1889 in Howard county. On Oct, 19, 1911 he was married in Denver to Maude RUNKLE, who survives.
Survivors with the widow are four [sic] daughters, Mrs. Mabel ROBERTSON, R.R. 1, Roann; Mrs. Warren (Helen) MYERS, St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Eugene (Hazel) LANE, R.R. 1, Macy; four sons, Claude [MILLER], Wabash; Wayne [MILLER], R.R. 1, Macy; Frank and Russell [MILLER], both of Roann; twenty-seven grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. S. E. MITCHELL, Cutler. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, with the Rev. Robert CLATER officiating. Burial will be in Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Lenora Crow
Mrs. Lenora CROW, 88, died Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the home of her son, Wayne [CROW], R.R. 3, Argos. She had been released Tuesday from Parkview hospital in Plymouth following surgery.
A lifetime resident of the Argos and Santa Ana communities, she was born Jan. 25, 1878, in Greene township, the daughter of Seymour and Cornelia LOCKWOOD. Her marriage was to William S. CROW April 21, 1901, at Argos. He died Oct. 27, 1946.
Mrs. Crow was a charter member of the Santa Ana Methodist church and of its WSCS.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jewel BRYAN, Kokomo; Mrs. Olive QUIMBY, Argos, and Mrs. William Clifford (Cornelia) OVERMYER, Argos; three sons, Lewis [CROW], Plymouth; Floyd [CROW], Culver, and Wayne [CROW], Argos; twenty-five grandchildren and thurty-seven great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Santa Ana Methodist church with the Rev. Leon STARK officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Friday until noon Saturday and at the church prior to the service.

Ora J. Newhouse
Ora J. NEWHOUSE, 80, R.R. 3, Argos, died Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where he had been admitted Tuesday.
Born May 28, 1885, near Argos, he had spent his life in Marshall county except for two years in Fulton county. His marriage was in 1913 to Clara Edna THOMPSON, who survives. His parents were Jarvis and Lavina HEWHOUSE.
A lifetime farmer, he attended Argos Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the wife, is a sister, Mrs. William (Eunice) THOMPSON, R.R. 3, Argos.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Friday. Rites will be there at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Douglas STANWYCK officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetry at Argos.

Friday, February 4, 1966

Nellie L. Newhouse
Nellie L. NEWHOUSE, 74, Argos, retired school teacher, died Thursday evening in Plymouth's Parkview hospital where she had been a patient for five weeks. She had been ill for six months.
A lifelong resident of Marshall county, she had taught school since 1907, starting at Walnut. Her career included five years at the former Tiosa school in Fulton county. She retired in the spring of 1965.
The daughter of Charles M. and Ardella FLAGG LOWMAN, she was born near Culver March 8, 1891. She was married to Arthur D. NEWHOUSE at Argos Aug. 28, 1914. He died in April, 1942.
She was a member of the Argos Methodist church, the Plus-Ultra class of the church and the WSCS.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ward (Virginia) REDINGER, Argos; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ray (Pearl) BODEY, Argos, and Mrs. Lloyd (Pansie) DAY, Plymouth. an infant son died at birth.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Argos Methodist church with the Rev. Douglas STANWYCK officiating. Burial will be in Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. Friday and until noon Sunday then at the church.

Walter L. Moore
Walter L. MOORE, 70, native of Athens, died Wednesday morning at his home, R.R. 6, Valparaiso, following an extended illness.
Last rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Bartholomew funeral home at Valparaiso with the Rev. Roger THOMPSON officiating. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery at Valparaiso. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A resident of the Valparaiso area 46 years, Mr. Moore was a farmer, had been employed by the Indiana Highway Department and also operated a service station. He was born at Athens Oct. 31, 1895, the son of Omer and Sarah LARGE MOORE.
His marriage was April 19, 1914, at Knox to Hamie SHIVELY, who survives. Mr. Moore was a member of the United Brethren church.
Also surviving are four sons, Rex [MOORE], Auburs; and Estas, Max and James [MOORE], all of Valparaiso; five grandchildren and an aunt, Mrs. Tempie BRYANT, Rochester.

Otto A. Paul
Otto A. PAUL, 71, Kewanna, died Thursday afrternoon at the Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac. He was a retired Pennsylvania railroad employee.
Born Aug. 31, 1894, in Oregon, he was the son of the Rev. Henry and Emily NOVAK PAUL. Mr. Paul was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church at Denham.
Surviving are a son, Richard [PAUL], New Augusta; a sister, Mrs. Elma PLEPKA, Winamac, and three grandchildren.
Last rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac with the Rev. William KAEPPEL officiating. Burial will be in the Denham Lutheran cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, February 5, 1966

Marlene Squires and
Jacqueline Squires
Peru, Ind. - A Windfall, Ind., mother and her 18-month-old daughter were killed and three other persons were injured as two cars collided head-on on U.S. 31, three-tenths of a mile north of Perrysburg at 6:25 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Marlene SQUIRES, 29, R.R. 1, Windfall, died of a fractured skull and her daughter, Jacqueline [SQUIRES], died of a broken neck, said Dr. Maurice SIXBEY, Miami county coroner.
Fred GRANT, 37, Peru, was listed in "serious" condition this morning at Dukes hospital in Peru with severe facial lacerations and deep shock.
Reported in "fair" condition this morning at Dukes are Richard SQUIRES, 30, husband of the dead woman, with severe lacerations and shock, and his daughter, Kathleen [SQUIRES], 7, with face and leg lacerations.
State police said the cars, driven by the two men, crashed at a curve on a rise in the highway. Grant's car was left of center, police said. there were no skid markes on either side of the road, officers said. The deaths were the second and third of the year in Miami county traffic.

Monday, February 7, 1966

Clyde Hunter
Services were conducted Friday for Clyde HUNTER, LaPorte, son-in-law of Dee ULRICH of Rochester. Mr. Hunter died Thursday at the Holy Family hospital in LaPorte. Burial was in the Patten cemetery at LaPorte.

Tuesday, February 8, 1966

Lura D. Thomas
Mrs. Lura D. THOMAS, 74, Argos, died at 3 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview hospital after suffering a heart seizure at 7 p.m. Monday. She was a lifetime resident of Argos.
Born in Argos Jan. 24, 1892, she was the daughter of John W. and Sarah HOOVER SIMONS. She was married May 12, 1912 in Tiosa to Frank THOMAS, who died June 7, 1948.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Vivian) VanDerWEELE, Argos; a son, Robert C. [THOMAS], Argos; five grandchildren; a great-grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Hazel NEISWANGER, South Bend. Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Wayne TIPPEY officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Clarence Vawter
Two aunts of Clarence VAWTER, Moberly, Mo., who died this morning at his home -- Mrs. Harley WOODCOX, 725 Monroe street, and Mrs. Edmond VAWTER, 502 Jefferson street, were advised of funeral arrangements today. The services will be Thursday afternoon in Moberly.

Wednesday, February 9, 1966

Nerla Landis Dykes
Mrs. Nerla (HINSEY) [WALTERS] LANDIS DYKES, 73, R.R. 2, Argos, was found dead at her home Tuesday noon by her husband, Clayton. A doctor was summoned and he said she apparently suffered a heart attack about 9 a.m. Tuesday, shortly after her husband left the house.
She was the owner and operator of the Landis nursing home at Argos.
The daughtter of Joseph and Lydia SHOUP HINSEY, she was born near Silver Lake Nov. 11, 1892. She was married first to Harley WALTERS, then in 1940 to Wilbur LANDIS, who died in 1955, and to Clayton DYKES in 1958. He survives.
A member of the Izaak Walton League auxiliary, she previously lived in Akron and Rochester, moving to Argos from Fulton county in 1952.
Survivors besides the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Kathleen LONG, South Bend Mrs. George (Maude) ROGER and Mrs. Richard (Betty) LESH, Warsaw; Mrs. Gerald (Donna) NEFF, Mishawaka; two sons, Robert WALTERS, Decatur, and Richard WALTERS, Osceola; three step-sons, William LANDIS, Hammond; Eugene DYKES, Gary, and Maynard DYKES, Crown Point; two step-daughters, Mrs. Wilmetta HIATT, Kouts, and Mrs. Lois McINTIRE, Hebron; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie FUNNELL, Akron; Mrs. Maude ELLIS, Warsaw, and Mrs. Nina RITER, South Bend. One son, Earl WALTERS, died in 1965 and one daughter died in infancy.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be there at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Jessie YOUNG of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in the Argos I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, February 10, 1966

Charles D. Sallee
Word has been received that a New Orleans, La., man who died in Charity hospital at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 27 of pneumonia has been identified as Charles D. SALLEE, 56, formerly of Akron. He died following several months' illness.
The son of Gordon and Margaret STEELE SALLEE, he was born in Shelby county, Ky., Feb. 3, 1912. He had lived in New Orleans for the past five months.
Survivors are the mother; two daughters, Mrs. Larry HAWKES, Kokomo, and Mrs. Robert CARSON, Kokomo; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Florence) McBROOM, Akron, and a brother, John SALLEE, Kokomo.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. 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 7 p.m. Friday.

Thelma G. Hibschman
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone for Mrs. Thelma G. HIBSCHMAN, 64, Little Chapman Lake and Englewood, Fla. She died at 7:30 p.m. Monday at her lake residence.
The Rev. Howard O. ADDLEMAN will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the fneral home after 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Hibschman was born July 26, 1901 in Fulton county to John and Pearl WOOD FENSTERMAKER.
Surviving are the husband, Raymond [HIBSCHMAN]; two sons, Devon [HIBSCHMAN], Buchanan, Mich., and Robert [HIBSCHMAN], Mentone; six grandchildren, and a brother, Herschel FENSTERMAKER, Akron. Two brothers preceded in death.

Otto Weimer
Otto WEIMER, 78, R.R. 2, Rochester (east shore of Lake Manitou), died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the veteran's hospital in Marion, where he had been a patient for two years and four months. He had been in failing health 13 years.
Born March 21, 1887 in Wabash county, he was the son of Aberham and Sarah WEIMER. He was married to Florence A. NEFF on Jan. 13, 1934 in South Bend. Mr. Weimer moved to Rochester from South Bend in 1934. He retired from the Studebaker corporation in 1952 after 33 years' employment. He was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church, was a World War I veteran and a member of the World War I barracks.
Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Mary ODEN, Columbus, O., and Mrs. Nellie DEAL, Wabash, and nephews. A brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Bertha Cummings
Mrs. John (Bertha) CUMMINGS, 82, longtime Kewanna area resident, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac.
Among the survivors is a niece, Mrs. Ruby WASSON of Rochester.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where arrangements are pending the arrival of relatives.

Friday, February 11, 1966

Nathaniel H. Flatt
Nathaniel H. FLATT, 65, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died Thursday at 7:55 p.m. in Memorial hospital at Logansport after an extended illness.
An attendant at Logansport State hospital, he was born Oct. 13, 1900, at Monon, the son of Nathaniel and Lucinda BIRD FLATT.
Surviving are the wife, Mary [FLATT]; three sons, David [FLATT], South Bend; Nathaniel H. [FLATT], III, Logansport, and Dale [FLATT], R.R. 2, Logansport, and a sister, Mrs. Nellie SMITH, Beaverton, Ore.
Funeral rites will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home in Logansport with the Rev. Paul GRANT officiating. Burial will we in Ever Rest memorial park. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Harry V. Clark
Harry Victor CLARK, Winamac, died on his 84th birth anniversary Thursday at Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac following a short illness. He was the father of Mrs. Hazel REED, Rochester. Rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Lawton church, with burial in Monterey cemetery. Friends may call at the Kennedy-Braman funeral home in Winamac.

Jay P. Finley
Jay P. FINLEY, 84, Peru, native of Fulton county, died Thursday at Dukes hospital in Peru. He was a retired Nickel Plate railroad conductor. Funeral rites will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home.

Bertha S. Cummings
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Mrs. Bertha S. CUMMINGS, 82, Kewanna, who died Wednesday night at Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Burial will be in Indian Creek Presbyterian cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Nov. 18, 1883, near Lucerne, Mrs. Cummings was the daughter of Jacob and Eliza RUSH CLARY. Her marriage was March 10, 1903, to John CUMMINGS, who died Dec. 13, 1963. She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Also surviving are a son, Cleotis [CUMMINGS], Middleville, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille KANE, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Roy CLARY, Flushing, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Cora WOLFORD, Lucerne; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Roy Blausser
Word has been received of the death in Arizona of Roy BLAUSSER, 81, Kewanna.
He was visiting a son, Frederick [BLAUSSER], of Phoenix, when he became ill and died in a Phoenix hospital Wednesday.
Services are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Saturday, February 12, 1966

[no obits]

Monday, February 14, 1966

Edith M. Davis
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Rochester E.U.B. church for Mrs. Edith M. DAVIS, 71, 1117 Monroe street, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack Saturday at 11:40 a.m. in her home.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home and at the church an hour before the service.
Mrs. Davis had lived in this city since 1932, formerly rsiding in South Bend and Fort Wayne. She was a member of the E.U.B. church and of its women's society.
She was born Aug. 28, 1894, at Kewanna, the daughter of Harry L. and Matilda BOOK STOOKEY. Her marriage was to Warren C. DAVIS, who preceded in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie HOLLOWAY, Cocoa, Fla.; two sons, the Rev. John DAVIS, Roanoke, and Ted [DAVIS], R.R. 1, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Opal BECKER, Fulton, and Mrs. Hilda MARONEY, Logansport; one brother, Orville STOOKEY, Peru; ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Rev. Harley A. Davis
The Rev. Harley A. DAVIS, 80, Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Leiters Ford, died at 6 a.m. Sunday in the Ouchita memorial hospital in Hot Springs following an illness of several years.
Born July 24, 1885 in Whitley county, he was the son of George W. and Emma J. JOHNSON DAVIS. He spent his early life in Culver and held pastorates at the Monterey and Leiters Ford Methodist churches. He was married June 30, 1915 in Indianapolis to Effie E. PICKHARDT, who died in 1956. In 1957 he married Mable WILLARD, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Martha LAKEY, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Eva HEISER, Culver; a brother, Floyd E. DAVIS, Gary; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
The Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Mildred R. Swihart
Mrs. Mildred R. SWIHART, 65, Peoria, Ariz., a former Akron resident, died at 11 a.m. Saturday in Peoria after an illness of several years.
Born Sept. 29, 1900 in Akron, she was the daughter of James and Laura POTTER SHOWALTER. She had lived in Peoria for 12 years, moving there from Akron. She was married in 1922 to Norman SWIHART, who survives. She was a member of the Akron Eastern Star.
Surviving with the husband are three sons, Fred [SWIHART], Omaha, Neb.; Richard [SWIHART], Eaton, O., and Harry [SWIHART], Phoenix, Ariz; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Opal WAECHTER, Akron. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Wednesday and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday.

Estel E. O'Connell
Last rites were held this morning at the Forest G. Hay and Son funeral home in South Bend for Estel Earl O'CONNELL, 44, native of Rochester. Interment was in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.
Mr. O'Connell, who resided at 51421 U.S. 31 near South Bend, was dead on arrival at South Bend Memorial hospital after suffering a heart attack Friday morning. He had been in ill health.
Born here Feb. 9, 1922, he went to South Bend 35 years ago from this city. His marriage was in 1946 at Harrisburg, Ky., to Dorothy J. MILLER, who survives.
Mr. O'Connell was a former employee of Studebaker corporation, a veteran of World War II and a member of Disabled American Veterans, chapter six, South Bend.
Also surviving are the father, Charles O'CONNELL, Mishawaka; two daughters, Patricia Ann and Helen Jean, and a son Charles Steven [O'CONNELL], all at home.

Steven L. Blacketor
Steven L. BLACKETOR, 10, South Bend, died following an illness of five days in South Bend Memorial hospital Saturday at 9:20 p.m.
He was the son of William and Marie CULP BLACKETOR, born April 16, 1955 in Portsmouth, Va. He had lived nearly all his life in South Bend.
Survivors include the parents; two brothers, Gary and Daniel [BLACKETOR], both at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ross BLACKETOR, R.R. 6, Rochester, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry CULP, Fulton.
Funeral services will be at the Grace Methodist church, South Bend, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, where graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Forest G. Hay funeral home, South Bend, is in charge of services.

George W. Larson
George W. LARSON, 79, who lived northwest of Kewanna, died in Pulaski county memorial hospital at Winamac, Saturday evening after a three-week illness.
He was born Feb. 22, 1886 and was a member of the Lutheran church.
Survivors include a brother, Thomas LARSON, Willow Springs, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Leroy WISE will officiate. Burial will be in Bruce Lake cemetery.

Orla Bartholomew
Orla BARTHOLOMEW, 69, Peru, retired store clerk, died 1:30 a.m. Sunday in his home after an illness of 40 months. He had lived his entire life in Miami county.
The son of Albert and Lucy LESHER BARTHOLOMEW, he was born Feb. 26, 1897 in Miami county. He was first married to Rubye TAYLOR in 1924. His second marriage was to Oneita WELLER in 1948. She survives. A member of the First Christian church, he was a World War I veteran.
Survivors other than his widow include a daughter, Miss Carol BARTHOLOMEW, Los Angeles, Cal., a son, Brent [BARTHOLOMEW], at home; four step-children, Mrs. John NELSON, Leiters Ford; Mrs. James GORDON, Convoy, O., Randall WELLER and David WELLER, Both of Fremont, O; two brothers, Royla BARTHOLOMEW, R.R. 2, Peru, and Russell BARTHOLOMEW, R.R. 5, Rochester, and nineteen step-grandchildren.
Two sisters preceded in death.
Fueral services will be at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru Tuesday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Avery MILEY officiating. Burial will be in Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, February 15, 1966

[no obits]

Wednesday, February 16, 1966

Claudy Prill
Word was received early today of the death of Claudy PRILL, native of Fulton county and longtime resident of Rochester, who died in the Veterans hospital in Los Angeles, Cal. Tuesday night.
Survivors include a cousin, Mrs. Edith MADDUX, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Zola ROACH and Mrs. Devoris RICHISON, both of Plymouth, and Mrs. Elizaberth LIZEY, Syracuse; two brothers, Don PRILL, Rouge River, Ore. and Gerald PRILL, Los Angeles. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Mcgync-Locas funeral home in Los Angeles Thursday at 10 a.m.

Thursday, February 17, 1966

Cloice C. Baum
Cloice C. BAUM, 61, Knoxville, Ia., a native of Kosciusko county and longtime farm equipment dealer, died of a heart attack Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Lucas county hospital at Chariton, Ia. He had lived in the Burket area until 1962, moving from there to Iowa.
The son of Hollis and Arville DICK BAUM, he was born Aug. 9, 1904 near Burket. He was a member of the Knoxville Chamber of commerce, Eagles and Moose lodges.
Survivors include the wife, Dorothy [BAUM]; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Lois) HUNTER, Mentone, and Mrs. Firman (Frances) SENSIBAUGH, Warsaw; two sons, Royal [BAUM], Mentone, and Doyle [BAUM], South Bend, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Howard ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Robert Zartman
Robert "Gene" ZARTMAN, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs.Donald M. ZARTMAN, 218 Fulton avenue, was injured fatally in a motorcycle-car accident at the intersection of Central avenue and 43rd street in St. Petersburg, Fla. at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday.
He was rushed to Mound Park hospital in the Florida city, where he died of head and body injuries about midnight Wednesday.
The driver o the car, Miss Patricia Ann LAGO, 23, St. Petersburg, also hospitalized, was reported in "fair" condition this morning.
Zartman had been residing at the Desert Ranch motel. He worked in an adjacent suburb, St. Petersburg Beach.
He was headed east on Cental avenue as Miss Lago was northbound on 43rd street when the motorcycle which Zartman was riding collided with the car at the intersection.
The son of Donald M. and Dortha CLARK ZARTMAN, Robert was born in Indianapolis Feb. 9, 1943. He had lived in Fulton county most of his life, graduating from Richland Center high school in 1961. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served three years in Germany.
Surviving with the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vern ZARTMAN, Fulton; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John DANACKER, Indianapolis; two aunts, and one uncle.
Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home here.

Friday, February 18, 1966

Lee R. Holloway
Lee R. HOLLOWAY, 77, superintendent of City Park, died unexpectedly Thursday at 1:40 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted at 11:35 a.m. He resided at 311 East Sixth street.
Mr. Holloway, who spent most of his life in this city, had been park superintendent seven years.
Born April 30, 1888, at Claypool, he was the son of Warren and Sarah LOCKRIDGE HOLLOWAY. His marriage was March 22, 1913, in this city to Lillie Mae MIKESELL, who survives.
Also surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Robert (Donna) ANGLIN, Wabash; Mrs. Robert (Jeanie) DUZAN, San Diego, Cal.; and Mrs. Homer (Minnie) CLAY, Mrs. Fred (Pauline) BLANCHARD, Mrs. George (Maxine) MULLENCUPP, Mrs. C. L. (Lois) STONES and Mrs. Glen (Barbara) BRADLEY, all of Rochester; two sons, DeVerl [HOLLOWAY], Cocoa, Fla., and Robert [HOLLOWAY], Rochester; a half-sister, Mrs. Charles DAUSMAN, Bristol; two half-brothers, Henry LOCKRIDGE, Mentone, and Emery LOCKRIDGE, Michigan; twenty-none grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Smith
Last rites will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Kewanna for Mrs. Elizabeth SMITH, 68, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died Thursday at Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac.
The Rev. Robert SORG will officiate and burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.
Mrs. Smith, a member of St. Ann's church, was born July 23, 1897, at Peru, the daughter of Joseph and Augusta SHERHUT. Her marriage was to Boyd SMITH.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Hazel FULLEN, Chicago, and Mrs. Martha RADEL, Milwaukee, and nieces and nephews.

Robert Zartman
Last rites for Robert ZARTMAN, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. ZARTMAN, 218 Fulton avenue, will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. Zartman was killed in a motorcycle-car crash in St. Petersburg, Fla., Wednesday night.

Saturday, February 19, 1966

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Monday, February 21, 1966

Anna Kline
Mrs. Jacob (Anna) KLINE, 88, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of 10 days. She was the widow of Jacob KLINE, whom she married in October of 1894. He died in 1951.
The daughter of Christian and Margaret PAFF HUNSBERGER, she was born Sept. 5, 1877 in Elkhart county. She had resided in the Gilead community 47 years, moving to St. Joseph county where she was married to Mr. Kline. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two sons, Ellis [KLINE], R.R. 2, Akron, and George [KLINE], R.R. 2, Macy; a foster daughter, Mrs. Clark FINK, Wakarusa; thee grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, George HUNSBERGER, Goshen. Two sisters and eight brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Akron Church of God Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in akron until noon Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Tuesday, February 22, 1966

Francis E. McGriff
Francis Emery McGRIFF, 82, Lincoln Park, Mich., a retired farmer and native of Argos, died at 8:50 a.m. Monday at the Marion Manor nursing home in Riverview, Mich., following a four-month illness. He had lived in the Michigan community since 1936, moving there from Plymouth.
The son of Simon and Alverta GANTZ McGRIFF, he was born at Argos Sept. 21, 1884. He was married to Irene WHITSLER in Marshall county. She is deceased. He was a member of the Lincoln Park, Mich., Methodist church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edna CAMPBELL, Lincoln Park, Mich.; two sons, Kenneth and Francis [McGRIFF], Jr., both of Ypsilanti, Mich.; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha LAWSON, Lagro and Mrs. Pearl DEGERING, Wabash.
Funeral services will be at the Grossman funeral home at Argos Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George WOOMER of Lincoln Park, Mich., officiating. Burial will be in Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 23, 1966

Grace M. Knight
Mrs. Grace May KNIGHT, 80, who lived with her grandson, Daniel CONRAD, R.R. 2, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died of pneumonia at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been in failing health the past four years prior to recent hospitalization.
A member of the First Assembly of God, she had lived in the Rochester community her entire life.
The daughter of Charles and Lou RANNELLS ICE, she was born Feb. 28, 1885 in Rochester. Her husband, George "Tid" KNIGHT, died in 1946. They were married in 1899.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Eva PROPHET, Mrs. Ruth BALL and Mrs. Dorothy FISH and three sons, Jesse, Steve and Charles [KNIGHT], all residents of Rochester and 20 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Glen MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, February 24, 1966

Ethel B. Arnsberger
Mrs. Ethel B. ARNSBERGER, 81, R.R. 1, Mentone, died in her home at 3 a.m. today. She had been in ill health the past year.
A native of Silver Lake, she was born Oct. 18, 1884 to Mr. and Mrs. Gared W. HARTER. She had lived in the Mentone area most of her life. Her husband, Ralph ARNSBERGER, whom she married May 23, 1938 at Hammond, survives.
Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Dorothy HENDERSON, Claypool; a brother, William HARTER, Winona, Minn. A sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the King-Reed Memorial home in Mentone Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Howard ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Herbert R. Fultz
Herbert R. FULTZ, 64, Lake Manitou, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday at his north shore home following a short illness.
Mr. Fultz retired 10 years ago after 30 years' service as a conductor for the Pennsylvania railroad. He moved to Lake Manitou last year from Fort Wayne.
Born in Chicago June 25, 1901, he was the son of Marion and Gertrude ROBBINS FULTZ. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
Surviving are the wife, Juanita [FULTZ], at home two sons, Edward and Daniel [FULTZ], both of Fort Wayne; five daughters, Mrs. Betty JURCZEWSKY, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Nancy FALLS, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Dorothy BRUICK, New Haven, Mrs. Virginia SCOTT, Corpus Christi, Texas; Mrs. Helen DILLAN, SanJose, Cal., one step-son, Guy BOOKOUT, Fort Wayne; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mary FULTZ, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Nancy HUNTER, Rochester; his step-mother, Mrs. Dessa FULTZ, Rochester; two brothers, Otto and Harry [FULTZ], both of Fort Wayne; 31 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the McComb and Son funeral home at 1140 Lake avenue, Fort Wayne.

William J. Weese
William Jennings WEESE, 69, Nyona Lake, died Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital following a lengthy illness. A retired Kokomo factory worker, he had resided in the Nyona Lake community 22 years, moving there from Kokomo.
He was born Oct. 14, 1896 at Covington to Theodore and Doris SWISHER WEESE. He was a member of the Eagles and Moose lodges.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy BLACK, Norwood, O.; a sister, Mrs. Louise STACK, Kokomo; four nieces and three nephews.
Funeral services will be at the Ellers funeral home in Kokomo Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Harry WALROND officiating. Burial will be in Kokomo's Crown Point cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel.

Friday, February 25, 1966

Lucretia Van Kirk
Word has been received of the ddeath of Mrs. Lucretia Van KIRK, 85, Kentland. She died Tuesday morning at the Watseka hospital. she was married in 1905 in Rochester to Dr. George H. Van KIRK, who died in 1956. Her parents were Christopher and Rebecca CAMPBELL of Leiters Ford. She was a sister of the late Charles C. CAMPBELL and of Mrs. Ulysses LEITER, both of whom resided in Rochester. Surviving are two sons, George C. Van KIRK, Kentland, and Dr. John R. Van KIRK, West Lafayette.

George L. Clemans
George L. CLEMANS, 45, Akron, died at 12:30 a.m. today at Fort Wayne's Veteran's hospital after a five-month illness. He had been an Akron factory utility serviceman.
He was born Dec. 12, 1920 in Fulton county to Everett and Retha STRONG CLEMANS and lived in the Akron community for 20 years moving there from Fort Wayne. His marriage to Verna MOORE was in Akron in December, 1945. She survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Linda [CLEMANS], at home; a son, George [CLEMANS], Jr., also at home; two sisters, Mrs. William (Ethel) BLACKBURN, Mentone, and Lester (Georgetta) BURNS, Watersmeet, Mich.; a brother, James CLEMANS, Kendallville. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating, assisted by the Rev. Claude FAWNS. Burial will be in Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lawson E. Myers
Lawson E. MYERS, 48, R.R. 2, Macy, died at Peru's Dukes Memorial hospital at 2 a.m. today following a recent coronary attack.
The son of Jacob and Anna METZLER MYERS, he was born in Miami county April 15, 1917. His marriage in October, 1937 was to Blanche HOWARD at Amboy. She survives.
Other survivors include three children at home, Judy, Randy and Steven [MYERS]; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie (Emma) BOWLAND, Amboy; Mrs. Lewis (Mary) LEE, South Bend, and Mrs. Elmer (Barbara) HANN, South Bend; eight brothers, George [MYERS], South Bend; Ray [MYERS], Argos; Henry [MYERS[, Etna Green; Willis, Ora, Irvin and Clyde [MYERS], all of Amboy, and Charles [MYERS], Fairmount. A son, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Sheetz funeral home in akron Sunday at 1:30 with the Rev. Gerald BRICKER officiating. Burial will be in Clymer cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Valera E. Kerschner
Valera Elizabeth KERSCHNER, 79, Chili, died Wednesday at the Pleasant View nursing home near Wabash. She was a retired South Bend factory worker, where she had been employed 47 years.
She was born in Miami county Oct. 24, 1886 the daughter of James and Sarah COVER KERSCHNER. She had lived the past six years with her sister Mrs. Ray (Zella) ROBINS, who is the only survivor. Her previous residence was in South Bend.
A member of South Bend's Ridgedale Presbyterian church, who had several nieces residing in the Rochester area. A brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. James LUND officiating. Burial will be in Deedsville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, February 26, 1966

Dorothy M. Woods
Dorothy M. WOODS, 49, South Bend, a former resident of the Rochester community, died at 2 a.m. today at Indianapolis Robert Long hospital. She had been hospitalized since Tuesday when heart surgery was performed.
The daughter of Charles and Cora LAYMON TOMB, she was born April 11, 1916 at Lockhart, Minn. She was married to Howard WOODS, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, John [WOODS], at home; four sisters, Mrs. Donald (May) KING, Rochester; Mrs. Paul (Mildred) KALE, East chicago; Mrs J. E. (Marion) SCHIER, Fort Madison,Ia., and Mrs. Fred (Irene) KIRK, Sarasota, Fla., and a brother, John W. TOMB, Chicago.
Funeral arrangements are pending at South Bend. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Cora Eber
Mrs. John (Cora) EBER, 83, R.R. 2, Akron, lifelong resident of the Akron community, died Friday at 5:15 p.m. at the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw.
She was the daughter of David and Eliza LANDIS UTTER, born Dec. 13, 1882 in Kosciusko county. She married John EBER in January, 1903 at Akron. He survives. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Ernest [EBER], Akron, and Russell [EBER], Mentone; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Henry (Tressie) SMITH, R.R. 2, Akron; a brother, Arthur UTTER, Galion, O. A sister, a son and three brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Monday at 3 p.m. at the Sheeta funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday, then after 3 p.m. Sunday until the hour of service on Monday.

Della Leiter
Miss Della LEITER, former Rochester resident, died Friday at the Newhope nursing home in Lewisville. She was 98 years of age.
Miss Leiter formerly resided at 715 Pontiac street.
Born April 6, 1867, in Rochester, she had lived in this community most of her life. Her parents were William and Eliza HICKMAN LEITER.
She was a lifetime member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Jenny GREENSTREET, Lewisville; three nieces, Mrs. Mildred HAUCK, South Bend; Mrs. Zelpha STIGLEMAN, richmond, and Mrs. Mary ZIRKLE, Greenfield.
Last rites will be Monday 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 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 28, 1966

Michael E. Tyrrell
Last rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph church for Michael Edward TYRRELL, 76, 134 East Fourth street, who died Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Father Harold WELLER will offficiate and buriall will be in St. Ann cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.
Mr. Tyrrell had been admitted to the hospital Tuesday after suffering a stroke. He had been in failing health six years, seriously ill three days.
Born Oct. 5, 1889, in Vermillion county, Ill., he was the son of James and Maria ANDERSON TYRRELL. A retired farmer and race horse breeder, he spent most of his life in Rochester except for 25 years in Logansport. He was a member of the St. Joseph church and the Eagles lodge.
Surviving are two nephews, James and William WHITE, both of Kewanna; a niece, Mrs. Marie McLOCHLIN, Rochester; two brothers-in-law, Omer RICHARDSON, Rochester, and Ted WHITE, Kewanna, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. John TYRRELL, Rochester.

Bertha E. Washburn
Mrs. Bertha E. WASHBURN, 70, Plymouth, died Sunday at 6:25 a.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after two weeks' illness.
A Plymouth resident 29 years, she was born June 6, 1895, at Fort Wayne, the daughter of Frank and Marie LINDQUIST JOHNSON. Her marriage was June 30, 1915, to Fred WASHBURN, who survives. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor CASTLEMAN, Maitland, Fla., and Mrs. Alice GERRARD, Plymouth; two sons, James and Raymond [WASHBURN], both of Plymouth; one brother, Albin JOHNSON, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Robert BISSELL, Muskogee, Okla.; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian church at Plymouth with the Rev. James CAMPBELL officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth after 7 p.m. Monday and an hour before the services at the church.

Lora Sheets
Miss [Lora D.] SHEETS, 56, South Bend, a native of Fulton county and 30-year secretary to the director of the St. Joseph county welfare department, died at 2 a.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital of a lengthy heart condition.
A graduate of Rochester high school in 1926, she was immediately employed in the real estate department of the St. Joseph Bank and Trust company. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. Born Sept. 1, 1909 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Lon and Estella POFFENBARGER [SHEETS].
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Estella LOCKHART, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Lowell OLIVER and Mrs. Joe HARRIS, both of South Bend; a brother, Jack [SHEETS], Phoenix, Ariz., and two nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery at 3 p.m. where graveside rites will be held. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Donald F. Kumler
Donald F. KUMLER, 61, 112 East 10th street, died Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Caylor Nickel clinic at Bluffton, where he had been a patient seven weeks. Death caused by carcinoma of the lungs, came after a year's failing health.
Mr. Kumler had been employed as a maintenance man at Riddle elementary school here for 11 years. In his youth, he was a professional drummer and toured much of the nation with dance bands.
He was born Jan. 31, 1905, in this city, the son of J. Frank and Mary BRADY KUMLER, and had spent most of his life in this community. He was married Aug. 18, 1951, in this city to Thelma DELATTRE, who survives.
Mr. Kumler was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and was an Army veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are two daughters by a previous marriage, Mrs. Keith (Nancy) SHAFER, Watash, and Mrs. Richard (Anne) CLAY, Rochester; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Henry (Olivene) REYNOLDS, Davis, Cal.; one brother, Alden KUMLER, Detroit; an uncle, Roy KUMLER, Grass Creek. A brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials, other than flowers, should be made to the cancer fund of the donor's choice.

Sonja Lue Goheen
Sonja Lue GOHEEN, 23, R.R. 23 [sic], Argos, native of Rochester, died Saturday at 3 p.m. in Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a brief illness.
Born in this city Dec. 5, 1942, she was the daughter of Charles and Mildred McGRIFF GOHEEN, who survive. Miss Goheen spent most of her life in the Santa Ana community near Argos.
Besides the parents, she is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. One sister prededed in death.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Leon STARK officiating. Burial will be in Washington cemetery, southeast of Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary L. Harrison
Mrs. Mary L. HARRISON, 84, Peru, a native of Rochester, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in Peru's Friendly nursing home.
She was born May 21, 1881, in Rocheter to James and Hester MACKEY WILDER. Her husband, Rueben [HARRISON], died in 1950.
Surviving is a step-daughter, Mrs. Raymond SWEARENGTON, Washington, D.C.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru, with the Rev. Dale DICKEY officiating. Burial will be in Peru's Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 1, 1966

Robert E. Burns
Robert E. BURNS, 71, Fulton, died about 11:45 a.m. today after collapsing near his car that he had just parked in front of the auto license branch on East Eighth street. The Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton will be in charge of services.

Wednesday, March 2, 1966

John J. Wenrick
John J. WENRICK, 27, South Bend, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial hospital after a short illness. He was a b rother of Edward WENRICK of Rochester. Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Welsheimer funeral home, 521 North William street, South Bend and burial will be in Mount Pleasant cemetery in South Bend. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Robert E. Burns
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for Robert Emett BURNS, 71, Fulton. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Philip ISGRIGG. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Mr. Burns' death came unexpectdly at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday of a heart attack. He collapsed after leaving his car, which he had parked in front of the Fulton County License Branch, 124 East Eighth street. He was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital.
Born April 8, 1894, in the Grass Creek community, he was the son of John and Carrie DOWNS BURNS. A retired farmer, he had spent his entire life in Fulton and Grass Creek.
His marriage was Dec. 6, 1924, to Mildred CALLAWAY, who died March 16, 1963. Mr. Burns was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church and the Fulton I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are one son, Robert R. "Dick" BURNS, Fulton; five daughters, Mrs. Herman (Dorothy) MILLER, Akron; Mrs. Joseph (Mary Jo) BEAN, Peru; Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) RUNKLE, Akron; Mrs. Francis (Doris) LUEY, Logansport, and Mrs. Edgar (Shirley) NAUGHGLE [?], Hobart; three sisters, Mrs. John BRIGGS, Grass Creek; Mrs. Claude SEDAM and Mrs. Leo SATTLER, both of South Bend; one aunt, Miss Grace DOWNS, Grass Creek; twenty-one grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. today at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Thursday, March 3, 1966

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Friday, March 4, 1966

Otheal Berry
Otheal B. BERRY, 75, a native of Fulton county, died in Dukes memorial hospital at Peru at 10:20 p.m. Thursday following an illness of one week. He was a retired automobile mechanic, having operated the Berry Garage at Peru for 30 years.
He was born April 2, 1895 to Charles and Elizabeth BURK BERRY. In 1917, he married Louise HOOVER, who survives. A member of the Peru-Miami Masonic lodge, he was also a member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite. He was a 55-year member of Peru's First Baptist church.
Surviving with the wife, are a daughter, Lillian BERRY, at home, a son, Curtis [BERRY], Kokomo, the step-father, Roy WIBEL, Peru, and two grandchildren. Two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru Monday at 1:30 p.m. with Dr. Gary ALLBRITTEN officiating. Burial will be in Peru's Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, after 2 p.m. Saturday.

James S. Goolsby
James Samuel GOOLSBY, 69, R.R. 5, Rochester, a retired New York Central railroad employee, died in Fort Wayne Veterans hospital at 10:45 a.m. Thursday after a lingering illness.
The son of James H. and Mattie EMBERTON GOOLSBY, he was born in Thompkinsville, Ky., July 20, 1896, moving to Indianapolis as a youth. He had worked 31 years on the railroad at its Beech Grove shops near Indianapolis. He retired in 1947. In 1921 he was married to Blanche ELLIS, who survives.
A veteran or World War I, he was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church. He had lived in this community for about a year.
Other than his wife he is survived by three sistrs, Mrs. Paul (Lola) LAUGHLIN, Mrs. Myrtle OWENS, and Mrs. Goldie HENDRIXSON, all of Indianapolis; a brother, Robert [GOOLSBY], Indianapolis; two nieces and a nephew, all of Kokomo.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Eller funeral home in Kokomo with the Rev. Gordon PASCHALL officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Garden cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 5, 1966

Otto O. Miller
Otto O. MILLER, 76, a Rochester businessman for 40 years, died Friday at 5 p.m. at Fort Meade, Fla., where he was spending the winter. Mr. Miller, who resided at 1101 Jackson boulevard here, had been in failing health the past year.
He and his brother, Hugh, owned and operated the Miller Brothers Auto Parts firm four decades until retiring in May, 1960. Otto's son, Richard, now owns the business.
The brothers began their association Feb. 20, 1920, with an auto repair garage on the site now occupied by the fire station annex on East Seventh street. In 1923, the auto parts firm was moved to 311 East Ninth street, where Neuhauser Hatcheries now is located, and in 1945 was trasferred to its present location at 625 Main street.
Mr. Miller was a member of the First Baptist church.
He was born July 19, 1889, in Fulton county, the son of Benjamin and Nettie HARRISON MILLER. His marriage was at Granite Falls, Minn., to Gertrude MORK, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Albiona) HUTTON, Terrace, British Columbia, and Mrs. Winston (Janice) COFFING, R.R. 1, Macy; one son, Richard [MILLER], Rochester; two brothers, Hugh [MILLER], also spending the winter at Fort Meade, Fla., and Frank [MILLER], both of Rochester; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Last rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Larry J. Williams
Larry Joe WILLIAMS, 27, R.R. 1, Macy, driving a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair north on Ind. 25, 1.7 miles north of Metea, was killed instantly at 8:30 p.m. Friday as his car struck a utility pole, wrapping the car about the pole.
He is Fulton county's first resident to be fatally injured in an automobile accident in 1966. The car was a total loss.
Williams, who resided in the Nyona Lake community, was dead when officers arrived. They had to have the car unwrapped before they could extract the body from the car. He sustained a crushed head, broken left arm and multiple fractures about the body.
Officers said Williams apparently lost control of his car rounding a slight curve. The car skidded about 100 feet on the pavement, then skidded another 105 feet on the berm and right-of-way grass before smashing into the Public Service Indiana utility pole which was snapped off about 20 feet above the ground. The utility pole damage was $150.
The investigating officers were state troopers Don SMITH, Richard KEYES and Charles F. TURNER; Cass Deputy Sheriff Bob SABATINI and Cass Coroner Jack BAUMANN.
Williams was the son of Justin Dan and Leona ELMORE WILLIAMS. He was born in Kokomo April 7, 1938. A member of the Manitou Moose lodge, he was employed at the Kokomo Delco Radio plant.
Survivors, including his parents of Kokomo, are a son, Scotty Joe [WILLIAMS], Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Linda McGINNIS, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo ELMORE, all of Kokomo.
Final rites are pending at the Eller funeral home in Kokomo.

Monday, March 7, 1966

Larry Joe Williams
Last rites were this afternoon in Kokomo for Larry Joe WILLIAMS, Nyona Lake, who was killed in a one-car crash near Metea Friday night. Burial was in the Albright cemetery at Kokomo. Additional survivors listed by the Ellers funeral home at Kokomo are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo ELMORE of Kokomo.
Thomas H. McMahan
Thomas H. McMAHAN, 82, native of Fulton county, died Saturday in a Los Angeles hospital after an illness of eight years.
Owner of a chain of furniture stores in California, Mr. McMahan took up permanent residence in that state in 1950. He had been active in a variety of business interests here, including McMahan Construction company, before moving West.
One of a family of 12 children, he was born six miles southwest of Rochester in the Antioch community on Oct. 5, 1883, the son of John B. and Rebecca (GOSS) McMAHAN. His first marriage was to Ive TOWNSEND, who died in 1948. His second marriage was to Florence WYMORE of Los Angeles, who survives.
Also surviving are one brother, Hugh McMAHAN, Rochester, one sister, Miss Jessie McMAHAN, Pacific Palisades, Cal.; one son, Jack [McMAHAN], Chula Vista, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. Delia PESANTE, Los Angeles, and eight grandchildren.
Preceding in death were nine brothers and sisters: Mrs. Omer (Lora) SMITH, Mrs. John (Daisy) SCHAFF, Mrs. Mel (Josie) HAY, Mrs. Dal (Sally) BLACK, Otto, William, Patrick, John and James McMAHAN.
Last rites were held today at the Church of the Recessional in Forest Lawn cemetery at Los Angeles. Burial was in Forest Lawn.

Otto O. Miller
Funeral services for Otto O. MILLER, 76, Rochester business man for 40 years who died Friday at Fort Meade, Fla., will be at the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 8, 1966

Carl B. Biddinger
Carl B. BIDDINGER, 86, who resided at Eighth and Jay streets, died Monday at 7 p.m. in the Miller nursing home, where he had been a patient 3 1/2 months, death following an extended illness.
Born near Leiters Ford Dec. 29, 1879, he was the son of Jesse and Elizabeth ROBERTSON BIDDINGER. His marriage was in 1900 to Nelia NEVINS, who died Oct. 9, 1950. Mr. Biddinger had resided in Rochester and vicinity his entire life.
A retired accountant, he was a graduate of Rochester Normal university and was a member of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are one brother, Clyde [BIDDINGER], East Chicago, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Clarence HINTON, Rochester; two nephews and four nieces, including Kermit BIDDINGER, Rochester; Robert BIDDINGER, Syracuse; Mrs. Carol LECHLER, Florida, and Mrs. Jean TURNER, Mrs. Patsy FRANCIS and Miss Winifred BIDDINGER, all in California.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Gene CLYMER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 9, 1966

Bessie M. Kendall
Mrs. Bessie M. KENDALL, 67, Argos, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Plymouth Parkview hospital where she was admitted following a stroke last week.
A member of the Argos Methodist church, she had been a resident of that community since 1919, moving there from Dayton, Mich. The daughter of Henry and Maude SEAMAINE GOWLAND, she was born at Goodland, Ind., Aug. 5, 1898. She was married to James KENDALL at St. Joseph, Mich., Sept. 4, 1930. He died in May, 1942.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenton (Josephine) WALLACE, Argos; a son Henry [KENDALL], Argos; a step-son, Clifford [KENDALL], in the U. S. Navy; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mary KOLHOFF, Buchanan, Mich.; Mrs. Gertrude SHELDON, Galien, Mich.; Mrs. Elizabeth STILES, Plymouth, and Mrs. Mable THOMPSON, Niles, Mich. and a brother, John GOWLAND, Galien, Mich. A son, Robert [KENDALL], died in 1937.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Douglas STANWYCK officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Ruth Stoner
Word has been received here of the death Saturday at San Leandro, Cal., of Mrs. Everette (Ruth) STONER, the former Ruth GROVE of Rochester. Surviving are a son, E. L. STONER, Stockton, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Martin HODGKINS, San Leandro; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Thursday, March 10, 1966

Vera E. Huffman
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church for Mrs. Vera E. HUFFMAN, 69, Grass Creek, who died Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. of a heart attack at her home.
The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and before the hour of service at the church.
Mrs. Huffman was born Nov. 16, 1896, at Kewanna, the daughter of Moses and Mary Jane BIGGS. Her marriage was Oct. 17, 1915, to Thurman HUFFMAN, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Helen [HUFFMAN], Grass Creek; three sons, Carl [HUFFMAN], R.R. 2, Kewanna; Albert [HUFFMAN], Logansport, and Don [HUFFMAN], Delphi; a sister, Mrs. Ida JANICK, South Bend, and a brother, Alfred LOWER, Royal Center. One son, Joe [HUFFMAN], died while serving overseas in World War II.

Addie Glee Fites
Mrs. Addie Glee FITES, 83, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 5 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient several days. She had been ill several years.
The daughter of S. W. and Martha M. FITES BUTT, she was born Aug. 23, 1882 in Miami county. She married Elmer FITES on Nov. 24, 1904. He died in Feb. 1962. She was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist church, WSCS and the Perry Township Home Improvement home economics club.
Surviving are five daughtters, Mrs. Ruth BAMMERLIN, Mrs. Grace WAECHTER, Mrs. Evelyn SCHIPPER, all of R.R. 1, Akron; Mrs. Mary WERRICK, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Normaline WAGNER, R.R. 2, Macy; three sons, Ralph FITES, R.R. 1, Macy; Paul FITES, Akron, and James FITES, La Fontaine; twenty-three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Warren BUTT, Deedsville, and Bliss BUTT, Boca Raton, Fla., and a sister, Mrs. Hazel WIBEL, Peru. Four brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Ebenezer Methodist church Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Revs. George HAPNER and Lee SHARPE officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday. The body will lie in state in the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Ollie M. Jones
Ollie M. JONES, 82, Twelve Mile, died unexpectedly Wednesday about 4 a.m. at his house trailer on the Osia GEARHART farm, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile. He was a retired farmer.
Born Sept. 18, 1883, in Cass county, he was a lifetime resident of Cass county.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herbert SULLIVAN, Peru, and Miss Evelyn JONES, Logansport; one brother, Martin [JONES], Macy; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with burial in Mt. Carmel cemetery, Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

James W. Peery
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shirey funeral home in Daleville, Ind., for James W. PEERY, 71, R.R. 1, Claypool. Mr. Peery died at his Beaver Dam Lake home at 7 a.m. Wednesday of a coronary attack.
The Rev. Gerald SCHRAM will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Elm Ridge cemetery at Muncie. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 9 o'clock tonight and at the Shirey funeral home from 2 p.m. Friday until time of services.
Born Feb. 10, 1895 in Tazewell, Va., Mr. Peery was the son of Frank and Harriett FARMER PEERY. He had lived at Beaver Dam Lake 25 years, moving there from Muncie. He was married in New Castle Dec. 17, 1927 to Forest WESTERMAN, who survives. Mr. Perry was a bricklayer and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with the wife are a son, James [PEERY], Dayton, O.; a step-son, Carl WESTERMAN, Daleville; two granddaughters; nine step-grandchildren; a brother, Ed [PEERY], Cincinnati, O.; two sisters of Daytona Beach, Fla., Miss Nancy PEERY and Mrs. Harriett COX. Three brothers preceded in death.

Friday, March 11, 1966

Bernard T. Black
Bernard T. BLACK, 59, R.R. Claypool, four miles south of Mentone, a carpenter and cabinetmaker, suffered a fatal coronary attack at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The son of Charles and Sadie RICKEL BLACK, he was born in Kosciusko county Aug. 22, 1906, where he had lived all his life. He married Helen NELLANS in 1929; she survives.
Also surviving are a brother, George BLACK, R.R. 1, Claypool; the mother, R.R. 2, Akron; two nieces, and two nephews.
Services will be at the Haupert funeral home in Akron at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Glen CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 12, 1966

Jordon Matson
Jordon "Fred" MATSON, 85, Peru, died at 8:30 a.m. today at the Friendly nursing home in that city after a year's illness.
A resident of the Macy and Peru communities 51 years, he was born May 4, 1880, at Oakwood, O., the son of William and Susan SHAFER MATSON. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Macy Christian church.
His marriage was to Nora Ethel ALSPACH in 1904. She died in 1960.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Letitia) BUTT, Peru, and Mrs. Edward (Nina) GOBLE, Peru. Eight brothers and one sister preceded in death. Six grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren also survive.
Last rites will be at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, March 14, 1966

Sylvia M. Richardson
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Sylvia Mae RICHARDSON, 68, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at her home after a 3 1/2 year illness.
The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born July 29, 1897 in Rocheter, she was the daughter of Martin and Anne KRATHWOHL WERNER. She had resided most of her life in this area. She was married March 4, 1918 in Rochester to Talfred RICHARDSON, who survives. She was a member of the First Baptist church, the Women's Society and the Sunday school of the church.
Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Lynn (Katherine) KIZER, South Bend; five sons, Robert [RICHARDSON], Marion; James [RICHARDSON], Rochester; Fred [RICHARDSON], Tippecanoe; Clifford [RICHARDSON], Anderson and Bill [RICHARDSON], Portage, Mich., two sisters, Mrs. Warren ACKENHUSEN and Mrs. Russell OVERMYER, both of Mishawaka; a brother, Lloyd WERNER, Fulton; ten grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. A daughter, Annabelle COLE, and a granddaughter were killed in a traffic crash in 1949.

Delbert Clark
Delbert "Del" CLARK, 88, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient two weeks. He had been seriously ill two weeks.
Born May 12, 1877 in Mentone, he was the son of William and Elizabeth NELLANS CLARK. He was married Aug. 14, 1897 in Mentone to Lulu JEFFERIES, who died in 1961. He had lived in Mentone and Akron all his life. Mr. Clark was a farmer.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Pauline) SHOEMAKER, R.R. 2, Macy; two sons, George and Everett [CLARK], both R.R. 1, Akron; eleven grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren. A daughter, two sons, a grandson, three brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Rev. David Conway
The Rev. David CONWAY, 58, former Akron minister, died Saturday at Malta, Ill., where he had been Methodist pastor since 1963.
A graduate of DePauw university in 1930, the Rev. Conway also graduated from Boston university graduate school and from the B. U. school of theology. He held Methodist pastorates in Indiana at Akron, Reelsville, Bluffton, Fishers, Noblesville, Larwill, Bristol, Fremont and also in Illiois.
Born at Cicero, Ind., Feb. 29, 1908, he was the son of John and Gertie PACE CONWAY.
Surviving are the wife, the former Flo DORSET; two daughters, Mrs. Richard HILFLICKER, Indianapolis; Miss Nada CONWAY, student at Illinois Wesleyan university in Bloomington; two granddaughters; three brothers, John [CONWAY], Quincy, Mass.; Chester [CONWAY], Indianapolis; Virgil [CONWAY], Alexandria; and three sisters, Miss Bernice CONWAY, Noblesville; Mrs. Nedra HENDERSON, California; and Mrs. Vera MOSBAUGH, Indianapolis.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Cicero, Ind., Methodist church with the Rev. Niel ANDERSON officiating. Burial will be in the Cicero cemetery. The Cusick and Wenger funeral home at Cicero is in charge of arrangements.

Bill D. Dillon
Last rites were this afternoon at the Leiters funeral home in Flora for Bill D. DILLON, 32, Rockfield, who died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth hospital in Lafayette, after an extended illness. Burial was in the Deer Creek cemetery. His wife, the former Carolyn DAWSON, formerly resided in Rochester.

Tuesday, March 15, 1966

Josephine Hutsell
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine HOLLE HUTSELL, 47, Kentland, formerly of Logansport, will be at the Mount Zion church Wednesday at 2 p.m.
She was the daughter of Louis C. and Ruth JAMIESON HOLLE.
Survivors include the husband, Forest M. HUTSELL; three sisters, including Mrs. Forest W. (Frances) PFEIFFER, Rochester, and three sons.
The Hershman funeral home at Brook is in charge of arrangements.

Frienda A. Miller
Frienda A. MILLER, 66, Akron, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday, at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient eight days. He had been ill five years.
Born May 7, 1899 in Akron, he had resided all his life in the Akron community. He was the son of Charles and Cora PERRY MILLER. He was married Oct. 27, 1925 in Warsaw to Tola MORRETT, who died in 1963. He was a retired railroad employee, and before his illness was employed at Peabody Seating company in North Manchester.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Doris Ann) RUNGE, Akron; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Doris LUKENS, Warsaw. Two brothers preceded him in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Sheetz funeral home inAkron with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Arla Moran
Mrs. Arla Bohmer MORAN, 45, Beech Grove, native of Burr Oak in Marshall county, died Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis hospital in Beech Grove after sufferng a cerebral hemorrhage a week earlier.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard AULT, she was born in Burr Oak May 24, 1920.
Survivors include the husband, William M. MORAN; two daughters, Mrs. Janice McFERRIN, Shelbyville, and Kathleen [MORAN], at home; a sister, Mrs. Dwight KLINE, Monterey; a brother, Ray AULT, of Rochester, and her parents, R.R. 3, Rochester.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Little and Sons funeral home at Beech Grove.

Davey Utter
Word was received by Mrs. Berthie PIERATT, Leiters Ford, that her grandson, Davey UTTER, 18, Lexington, O., died Thursday of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near his home.
Utter was home on leave from the Great Lakes, Ill., Naval Training Station. He was given a military funeral Monday. He is survived by his parents, a brother, twin sisters and the maternal grandparents.

 

Wednesday, March 16, 1966

Werner Hitpold
Werner HITPOLD, Valparaiso, died of a heart attack Monday while vacationing in Florida with his wife, Jessie. Mrs. Hitpold is the sister of Mrs. Sadie TULEY, R.R. 2, Rochester. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bethonia funeral home at Valparaiso.

Edna Smitley
Rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Zwick funeral home in Decatur, Ill., for Mrs. Edna M. SMITLEY, 73, who died Monday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Nov. 14.
The Rev. J. O. PENROD will officiate and burial will be at the Mt. Tabor cemetery near Decatur. Friends may call at the funeral home
Mrs. Smitley was the mother of the Rev. Keith SMITLEY of Kewanna, with whom she had made her home two years.
A resident of Decatur most of her life, Mrs. Smitley was a member of the Trinity E.U.B. church there. She was born Oct. 23, 1892, the daughter of Henry and Josephine SHAFER EHRESMAN. Her husband, John [SMITLEY], preceded in death.
Surviving, with the son, are another son, John [SMITLEY], Fort Wayne; eighteen grandchildren, and forty great-grandchildren. A son, a daughter, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

Thursday, March 17, 1966

Mary Messman
Miss Mary MESSMAN, 72, Chicago, sister of Joseph MESSMAN of Rochester, died at her home Wednesday night. She was born in Kentland. Last rites will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Angels church in Chicago.

Friday, March 18, 1966

Frederich Stiller
Frederich C. STILLER, 70, 219 West Sixth street, retired steel mill electrician who had been in failing health for two years, died in Woodlawn hospital at 11 p.m. Thursday.
He was born May 1, 1895 at Whiting and spent most of his life in that Lake county community. He moved to this city from Hammond in 1959. He was married to the former Gladys HATHOWAY at Hammond Feb. 27, 1922. She died in Dec. 1965. He was a member of the First Christian church here.
Surviving are a son, William L. STILLER, R.R. 2, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Shirley) BITNER, Hammond; a sister, Martha [STILLER], Hammond, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Brocken funeral home, Hammond, with the Rev. Charles RACE officiating. Burial will be in Hammond's Elmwood cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The body was taken to Hammond today by the Foster & Good funeral home.

Charles N. Golden
Charles N. GOLDEN, 66, R.R. 2, Macy, died Thursday at 3 p.m. at a Logansport hospital after an illness of six months. He had been seriously ill the past week. He had lived in the Macy community for 27 years and was employed as a factory laborer.
He was the son of John and Nancy SELLERS GOLDEN, born in Brookfield, Ky., April 12, 1900. On Aug. 18, 1923 he married Mamie TUCKER at Newport, Ky. She survives.
Also surviving are a brother, Ben [GOLDEN], R.R. 2, Macy, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, with the Rev. Guy MOWERY officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 19, 1966

Omer Morrison
Omer MORRISON, 84, Mentone, died at 1:45 a.m. today at the Alfran nursing home in Warsaw.
Born Sept. 6, 1881, near Palestine, Ind., he was the son of John and Barbara Ann WEIRICK MORRISON and had lived in Mentone 20 years. His marriage was Dec. 17, 1910, to Isabel REGENOS, who died in December, 1965.
A retired farmer, he is survived by three sons, Gail [MORRISON], Bellevue, Ky.; Miles [MORRISON], Mentone, and Richard [MORRISON], R.R. 5, Warsaw, and five grandchildren.
Rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the King-Reed funeral home in Mentone with Ermil NORMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Clara E. Van Cleave
Mrs. Clara E. Van CLEAVE, 94, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
A native of Benton county, she was born Dec. 20, 1871 to Mr. and Mrs. Hiram SMITH. She had lived three years with her son, Luther [Van CLEAVE], R.R. 1, Silver Lake. She had resided most of her life in the North Manchester area. Mrs. Van Cleave was married March 23, 1909 to Theodore Van CLEAVE, who died in 1933. She was a member of the Silver Creek Christian church.
Surviving are two sons, Horatio [Van CLEAVE], Mishawaka, and Luther [Van CLEAVE]; two grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Silver Creek Church of god with the Rev. Jim MARTIN officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery a mile north of Silver Creek. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Monday.

Monday, March 21, 1966

Reece A. Oliver
Reece A. OLIVER, 74, R.R. 2, Akron, once head of American guerrillas in the Philippine Islands during World War II, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at his home following a coronary attack. Although he had been ill five years, his death was unexpected.
Born Aug. 1, 1891 in Akron, he had spent his lifetime in Akron except for 34 years in the Philippine Islands. He was the son of Marshall and Rebecca STICKLER OLIVER. He was married Aug. 19, 1934 in Davio City, Philippine Islands, to Flora CARBONELL, who survives.
A retired school teacher, he was superintendent of schools in several provinces in the Philippines. He was a member of the Akron Masonic Lodge 659. He was a retired major of the U. S. Army and during World War II he was chief of staff in command over the American Guerrillas.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Renea (Rebecca) TORRES, New York City; three sons, Robert [OLIVER], Columbus; Cpl. James [OLIVER[, with the U.S. Air Force in California, and Winston [OLIVER], Akron; and four grandchildren. A sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Masonic services will be at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be in the form of contributions to charity.

Mary A. Arter
Mrs. Mary A. ARTER, 87, Akron, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at a hospital in Ithaca, N.Y. She had lived with her daughter, Ms. Robert (Doris) OSBORN, in New York for eight months. She had been seriously ill three weeks.
Born May 3, 1878 in Akron, she was the daghter of Isaac and Anna SHAMP THOMPSON. She was married June 24, 1899 in Rochester to Edward ARTER, who died in 1960. She was a member of the Akron church of God.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Osborn, two grandchildren, and a step-sister, Mrs. Martha FOOR, Macy. A daughter, two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Forest CARLSON and the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Arthur O. Sherland
Arthur O. SHERLAND, 81, Argos, a retired Nickel Plate railroad signal maintenance man and more recently a Studebaker corporation employee, died in Plymouth Parkview hospital Sunday at 2 p.m. following a year's illness.
The son of John and Louisa MOYER SHERLAND, he was born in South Bend Aug. 25, 1884. He moved from Chicago to the Argos community 55 years ago.
Surviving are the widow, Eva D. FOX SHERLAND, at home; two daughters, Mrs. William (Ruth) HAYNES, South Bend, and Mrs. Alan (Ginger) COPPES, Decatur; two sons, Gene [SHERLAND], Plymouth, and Glenn [SHERLAND], Spring Valley, Ill.; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday.

Lavina Lackey
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. George LACKEY, the former Lavina SEARCH, of Los Angeles. Mrs. Lackey was a graduate of Rochester college and lived on Ind. 14, just west of Rochester before moving to California in 1920. Burial was in the Englewood Park cemetery on the west side of Los Angeles March 12.

Tuesday, March 22, 1966

Reece A. Oliver
Reece A. OLIVER, 74, R.R. 2, Akron, who died Sunday at his home, had a colorful career which spanned half his lifetime spent in the Philippine Islands and the Far East.
From 1914 to 1942 he was identified with the public school system in the Philippines and later spent most of World War II as an officer in the U.S. Army coordinating educational programs in the Islands and Korea.
From 1914 to 1942 Mr. Oliver was with the Philippines public school system, serving as high school princiapl and later as superintendent of schools successively in four provinces, the civilian position he held until he joined the resistance movement during World War II, as a commissioned officer in the AUS.
He served as Deputy chief of staff with the intelligence unit, under Col. Fertig, military commander of the Mindanao and Sulu sector. For this service he was awarded the Bronze Star medal.
When Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur returned to the Philippines in October, 1944, Mr. Oliver served in an advisory capaticy with a Philippine Civilian Affairs unit of the U.S. Army to reorganize schools in Cotobato and Davao, two adjoining provinces where he had been superintendent of schools before dthe war.
When the Eighth Army moved to Japan, he served with the Occupation Forces in Seoul, Korea to help elementary school standards for the country when it regained its independence from Japan.
After this, he was reassigned to the Philippines and served for a few months with the military police in Central Luzon, which became a fertile territory for an incipient Communist infiltration movement that caused considerable trouble in that area after liberation.
He was retired as major in the Army of the U.S., and returned to civilian life as branch manager of the Philippine Alien Propeerty Administration for Mindanao and Sulu with hearquarters in Davao City.
After the liquidation of alien property in that part of the country, he returned to the U.S. with the three older children and worked for the non-quota immigration entry of his Filipino wife, Flora CARBONELL, a Normal training supervisor, who with the youngest son, rejoined the rest of the family in Akron in September, 1951.
Funeral services will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Masonic services will be at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in he Akron cemetery.
[SEE: OLIVER, Reece, "Akron's Reece Oliver Was Man of Close Calls," by Ann Allen, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK.]

Wilbur W. Foley
Services for Wilbur W. FOLEY, 65, R.R. 2, Monticello, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller funeral home in Monticello and burial will be in Hickory Grove cemetery. Mr. Foley died Friday at Clewiston, Fla.,where he had lived since Octovber. He was the brother of Eugene and Gale FOLEY and Mrs. Lester HOLLOWAY, all of Rochester.

Wednesday, March 23, 1966

Wilbur W. Foley
Services for Wilbur W. FOLEY, 65, R.R. 2, Monticello,have been changed to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Miller funeral home in Monticello. Burial will be in Hickory Grove cemetery. Mr. Foley, brother of Eugene and Gale FOLEY and Mrs. Lester HOLLOWAY, all of Rochester, died Friday.

Thursday, March 24, 1966

Ora Dell Weller
Mrs. Ora Dell "Dolly" WELLER, 60, of near Macy, died unexpectedly at the home of her daughter in Coco Beach, Fla. Arrangements are being made by the Haupert funeral home at Akron.

Anna B. Mentzer
Anna B. MENTZER, 89, Mentone, died at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday at Warsaw Murphy Medical Center. She had been ill since March, 1961.
A native of Mentone, she was born Aug. 17 to James and Phoebe BLOOMER BLUE. She was married in October, 1925 to Mahlon MENTZER, who died in 1961. She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Annabel MENTZER, Mentone; Miss Rosalind MENTZER, East Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Margaret FOULKS, South Bend; a son, James [MENTZER], Park Ridge, Ill.; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at the King-Reed funeral memorial home at Mentone Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Howard O. ADDLEMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 Thursday.

Charles Curlee
Charles CURLEE, 75, former summer resident of Lake Manitou, died Wednesday evening at his home in Kokomo of a heart attack. Although he had been ill, his death was unexpected.
Mr. Curlee resided at 2901 Delwood drive in Kokomo. He and his wife spent the summers at their cottage on the east shore of Lake Manitou for 25 years, selling the property four years ago.
He was a manufacturer's agent for Bastian Brothers, advertising novelties firm, and a member of the Masonic and Moose lodges and of the Rochester country club.
The wife, Effie [CURLEE], survives. Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Fenn funeral home at Kokomo. Burial will be in the Kokomo cemetery.

Friday, March 25, 1966

George L. Harper
George L. HARPER, 63, Akron, died at 5:45 a.m. today at his home of a coronary attack.
Born Oct. 12, 1902 in Akron, he was the son of Levi and Cora DICKERHOFF HARPER. He had lived all his life in Akron. He was married May 12, 1923 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Mildred SHRIVER, who survives. He was license examiner for Warsaw, Rochester, Syracuse and Winamac.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Al (Jolane) FUTRELL, Marion, and Mrs. William (Geraldine) SHEAR, Bourbon; four sons, Merle, George and Arthur [HARPER], all of Rochester, and Paul [HARPER], Akron; fifteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Cora HARPER, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. William (Doris) BIGGS, Rochester; Mrs. Jack (Arletta) GREEN, Logansport; Mrs. Ralph (Delta) JURGENSMEYER, Rochester, and Mrs. Blanche ENGLE, Rochester. Two sons and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Saturday and until noon Monday and at the church for one hour before service.

Ora Dell Weller
Ora Dell "Dolly" WELLER, 69, R.R. 1, Akron, four miles northeast of Macy, died at the Coco Beach, Fla., home of her step-daughter, Mrs. E. W. (Grace) KIFFMEYER, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. She had lived in the Akron community nearly 50 years.
The daughter of Robert and Alice McNEIL KENDALL, she was born May 4, 1896 in White county. She was married to Wesley WELLER in May, 1917 in White county. He died in November, 1965. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors besides Mrs. Kiffmeyer are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Elaine) GOTTSCHALK, R.R. 1, Rochester; a son, Dale [WELLER], R.R. 3, Peru; stepdaughter, Mrs. G. L. (Dorothy) WASHINGTON, Peru; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fern KENDALL, Roann, and Lee KENDALL, Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. E. E. (Edna) PARKER, Mrs. Walter (Ruth) SHESLER and Mrs. Orval (Freda) KING, all of Logansport.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Macy Christian church with the Rev. Arthur MAIN officiating. Burial will be in Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday and from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Saturday, March 26, 1966

Annabelle Jones
Mrs. Annabelle JONES, 75, died Friday at 12:15 p.m. at the home of her son, George S. JONES, 201 West Ninth street, of a heart attack. She had been ill two years.
Born Aug. 12, 1890, in McCreedy, Mo., she was the daughter of Henry and Kathryn ADAMS TYLER. Her marriage was Dec. 10, 1908, at Elk City, Okla., to Dr. H. O. JONES, who preceded in death. Mrs. Jones came here from Berne 18 years ago. She had spent most of her life in that city.
She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George S. (Hazel) JONES, Rochester; and five grandchildren, Harry, Dewey, Richard, John and Janet Beth JONES.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Yager funeral home at Berne with the Rev. William SIMPSON of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in the MRE cemetery at Berne. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, March 28, 1966

Mrs. George Saygers
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Mrs. George [Eva LOLMAUGH BEATTY] SAYGERS, 72, Argos, who died at her home Saturday at 2:45 p.m. after an extended illness.
The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born March 20, 1894, near Argos, Mrs. Saygers had spent her entire life in that community. She was married in 1914 to Dean BEATTY, who died in 1948. Her second marriage was July 1949, to George SAYGERS, who survives.
Also surviving are four step-daughters, Mrs. Ford DUNLAP, Argos; Mrs. Cecil WILHELM, Loatta; Mrs. John CHAPLAIN, Warsaw, and Mrs. Bert BAILEY, Prestonburg, Ky; one step-son, Henry SAYGERS, Plymouth; twenty-three step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Jesse WARMBROD, Argos, and Mrs. Laura KREIG, Palmetto, Fla.; two brothers, Virgil [LOLMAUGH], South Bend, and Frances [LOLMAUGH], Plymouth, and a step-sister, Mrs. Homer SAMPSEL, Rochester.

George W. Timmons
George Washington TIMMONS, 88, died Sunday at the Rochester nursing home, where he had lived the past 10 years. He moved here from Wolcott.
Born Oct. 17, 1877 in Sheridan, he was the son of Lewis and Amma CODY TIMMONS. He was married to Gertrude SCHUYLER, who preceded in death. Mr. Timmons was a retired farmer and a member of the Wolcott Methodist church.
A son, Newell [TIMMONS], of Monticello, survives.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Foster funeral home in Wolcott, where friends may call. Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Wolcott Methodist church with the Rev. H. D. SEARCY officiating. Burial will be in the Remington cemetery.

Paul A. Doll
Paul Arhur DOLL, 45, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, a six-year radio and tv repairman with Wag's TV here who had been ill in Winamac Pulaski Memorial hospital for 10 days, died Sunday at 5:10 p.m. A member of the Bible Baptist church near Knox, he was married Cec. 20, 1945 to Betty TUNIS who survives.
He was the son of George and Bertha HARRISON DOLL, born near Francesville July 9, 1920. He had lived in the Tippecanoe community for 11 years, moving from Winamac.
Survivors include the wife; the mother, Mrs. Betty DOLL, Winamac; four sons, Joseph [DOLL], Tippecanoe, and James, David and John [DOLL], at home; a daughter, Carol [DOLL], at home, and a brother, Lloyd HARRISON, Rochester.
Friends may call at the McCormick funeral home at North Judson from 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday. Final rites will be at the Bible Baptist church near Knox at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Leonard JACKSON officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery at Winamac.

Tuesday, March 29, 1966

Benjamin Brockey
Benjamin BROCKEY, 82, died about 9:30 a.m. today at his home, 619 Indiana avenue. He had been in failing health for several months.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Adrian (Opal) ARCHER, Ligonier, and Mrs. Marion (Evabelle) SMITH, Mentone; four sons, Lloyd [BROCKEY], Fulton county; Arthur and Leonard [BROCKEY], Rochester, and Ernest [BROCKEY], Leiters Ford.
Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Lloyd Bunnell
Lloyd BUNNELL, Wabash, brother of Mrs. Scott SAVAGE, 1229 Lakeshore drive, died suddenly of a heart attack early today after he had been admitted an hour before to the Wabash county hospital.

Carl Bender
Rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Kroeger funeral home at Logansport for Carl BENDER, 68, who died Sunday at Dukes hospital in Peru. He was the father of Mrs. Mary MULLENCUP, Rochester. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Wednesday, March 30, 1966

Stella F. Smith
Mrs. Stella F. SMITH, 76, died Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the home of her son, Ernest [SMITH], following a lengthy illness. She had been seriously ill this past week.
She was the daughter of Frank and Lydia KINDIG SKINNER, born Nov. 16, 1889 in Miami county. She had lived in the Akron community ost of her life. She married Francis SMITH at Macy in Sept. 1910. He died in 1944. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church, Lincoln's Ladies Aid and the Beaver Dam Home Economics clug.
Surviving with the son are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Marietta) COPLEN, R.R. 2, Akron; seven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Revs. Daniel BENGSTON and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Benjamin Brockey
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Benjamin BROCKEY, 76, 619 Indiana avenue, who died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home.
The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A retired farmer, Mr. Brockey was born in this county Nov. 27, 1889, the son of William and Lavina MIKESELL BROCKEY. He spent most of his life in Newcastle township.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Adrian ARCHER, Cromwell, and Mrs. Marion SMITH, Mentone; four sons, Lloyd and Ernest [BROCKEY], both of R.R. 3, Rochester, and Arthur and Leonard [BROCKEY], both of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

James E. Richard
Funeral services for James Edward RICHARD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. RICHARD, R.R. 3, Rochester, who was stillborn at 12:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. Burial will be at St. Ann's cemetery in Monterey.
Survivors other than the parents are two sisters, Rita and Ruth Ann [RICHARD]; six brothers, Theodore, Hugh, twins Charles and Carl, Joseph and Mark [RICHARD]; one half-sister, Mary KEITZER, and one half-brother, Frank KEITZER, all the children at home; Theodore and Hope REINHOLT, Monterey, the matrnal grandparents; Charles and Agnes RICHARD, Plymouth, paternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Dave WILLIAMS, Akron and Mrs. Fred REINHOLT, Winamac, great-grandparents.

Henry A. Black
Henry A. BLACK, 68, a farmer, who resided on R.R. 2, Macy, three miles southeast of Akron, died at his home Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. of a coronary attack.
The son of Al and Margaret COOK BLACK, he was born in Kosciusko county Jan. 15, 1898. He had lived in the Akron community all his life. He married Ethel SAND in 1925.
Survivors with the wife are a son, Gene [BLACK], R.R. 2, Akron; five grandchildren; a brother, John [BLACK], Chicago; two sisters, Mary [BLACK], Chicago and Mrs. Howard (Readie) GAUNT, Mesa, Ariz. Two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery near Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Bertha Kesler
Mrs. Earl (Bertha) HILL KESLER, 78, Mentone, died at the Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw about 6 a.m. today. She had been in failing health for four years.
Born March 3, 1888 in Churubusco, she was the daughter of Alfred and Ella HILL. She was married in 1905 in Warsaw to Earl KESLER, who died in 1945. She had lived in Mentone 23 years, moving from Silver Lake. She was a member of the Mentone Baptist church.
Surviving are two grandchildren whom she reared, Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) HORN, Claypool, and Earl SANDERS, Wadsworth, O.
Last rites will be at the King-Reed Memorial home at 2 p.m. Friday with Ermil NORMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Grant Memorial cemetery at Marion. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

John W. Palmer
John W. PALMER, 55, Wabash, died Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Wabash county hospital. He had been seriously ill one week. He was a barber. The son of John and Nora WHISTLER PALMER, he was born in Macy April 24, 1911. He married Arlene COLLINS in Peru in May, 1946. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Christian church.
Survivors other than the wife are three children at home, Dennis K., Christopher and Teresa [PALMER]; a sister, Mrs. Miriam BUNNEL, Beloit, Wis. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Hoover-Miner chapel of Wabash with the Rev. Kenneth BRADY officiating. Burial will be at the Garden of Memory cemetery in Grant county. Friends may call at the funeral chapel after noon Thursday.

Charles Bonneau
Charles D. BONNEAU, 53, R.R. 2, Logansport, a Rochester resident from 1946-56, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday of a coronary occlusion at his home four miles southeast of Logansport. Although he had been ill for four months, his death was unexpected.
Mr. Bonneau was employed by the Topps Garment company and later by Sealed Power corporation when he lived in Rocheter.
Born Oct. 9, 1912 in Logansport, he was the son of Fred and Helen COLLETT BONNEAU. He was married April 17, 1949 in Rochester to Doris SLAYBAUGH. A member of the Logansport Eagles lodge, he was a 10-year employee of the Logansport state hospital and also was a route driver for The Logansport Pharos-Tribune.
Surviving with the wife is an aunt, Mrs. Estella SWERING, Logansport.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Friday, April 1, 1966

Fred Ensign
Fred ENSIGN, 52, Boise, Ida., a former Rochester resident, died this morning in Boise. Funeral arrangements are pending.

H. E. Conn
H. E. CONN, formerly of Liberty twp., died Thursday afternoon at a nursing home in Indianapolis. He was a resident of New Castle.
Mr. Conn wrote a series of 26 articles for The Rochester Sentinel about Rochester college, which operated here from 1895 to 1912, and about the era in which it existed. So far, 24 of the articles have appeared in The Sentinel
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Clyde P. Stegner
Clyde P. STEGNER, 64, Yellow Creek Lake near Mentone in Kosciusko county, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday after being seriously ill since Saturday.
He was the son of George and Mallissa STEGNER, born July 25, 1901, at Sunman in Madison county where he lived until 1960 before moving to Yellow Creek Lake. He was a retired auto appliance firm employee at Anderson.
A member of the Methodist church, he married Dorthea GREEN in 1945. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Ned [STEGNER]; a step-daughter, Mrs. Barbara McCLELLAND, Anderson; a brother, George [STEGNER], Warren; two sisters, Mrs. Granville (Dorcie) ROSELLE and Mrs. Cora SCHMIDT, both of Anderson, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the King-Reed funeral home at Mentone with the Rev. Herman OLSEN officiating. Burial will be in Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 2, 1966

H. E. Conn
Last rites for H. E. CONN, 80, New Castle, retired Presbyterian minister and former Fulton county school teacher, will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Couden funeral home at New Castle. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn cemetery at North Manchester.
Mr. Conn died Thursday afternoon in an Indianapolis nursing home.
A teacher in Fulton county for 10 years, Mr. Conn operated a grocery store in New Castle for 22 years. At the time of his death he operated a magazine agency in New Castle.
Twice a candidate for Mayor of New Castle, Mr. Conn had lived in that sity since 1927. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Center Point and the Knights of Pythias lodge at New Castle.
Survivors include four daughters; a son and a sister, Mrs. A. F. RENTSCHLER of Fulton. Mr. Conn's wife, [Fern CONN], died last May.

Frederick G. Ensign
Funeral services will be Monday in Boise, Ida., for Frederick G. ENSIGN, 54, former Rochester resident who died Friday morning at his Idaho home following a year's serious illness.
He was born Nov. 30, 1912 to Frank and Anna PLANK ENSIGN. He was married to the former Carolyn BARR in Rochester in 1938. His family lived here and in South Bend for several years.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Capt. Richard B. ENSIGN, USAF, in Spain; a daughter, Mrs. Frank REED, with her husband in Armed Forces in Germany, and a brother, Col. Lewis ENSIGN, Houston, Texas.

Edwin Miller
Final rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Edwin "Ted" MILLER, 60, of near Grass Creek, who died Friday noon at Pulaski Memorial hospital, Winamac.
A farmer, he was a member of Royal Center Evangelical United Brethren church. The son of August and Timmerman MILLER, he was born Sept. 26, 1905 at Royal Center. In 1927 he married Hazel I. SHAW, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Judy DePOY, R.R. 1, Rochester; three sons, Gene and Walter [MILLER], R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Tom [MILLER], R.R. 4, Rochester; a brother, Elmer [MILLER], Macy, and seven gandchildren.
The Rev. Alva WARD will officiate at the funeral services and burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Elba Janke
Funeral services for Mrs. Bud (Elba) JANKE, 54, R.R. 1, Claypool, who died Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Warsaw Murphy Medical Center, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the King-Reed funeral home in Mentone. She had been ill several years.
The daughter of Frank and Ella Mae JONES THOMPSON, she was born July 10, 1911 at Tippecanoe. She married Valourus "Bud" JANKE in 1941. He survives.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Robert J. JANKE, at home, and David Lee JANKE, with the U.S. Army in Maryland; five sisters, Mrs. Elsie ELSENRATH, North Webster; Mrs. Louise DEACON, Mishawaka; Mrs. Kathryn CATES, Walterson; Mrs. George TINKEY, Warsaw, and Mrs. Garlin SMITH, Mentone; three brothers, Omer THOMPSON, Argos; Kent THOMPSON, Inwood, and Emmett THOMPSON, Warsaw.
The Rev. Howard ADDLEMAN will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Monday, April 4, 1966

Adrian Little
Adrian LITTLE, 66, retired teacher and former principal of Banquo-Jefferson township school in Huntington county, died Friday at 2 p.m. at Highland General hospital in Sebring, Fla. He was a former Huntington county superintendent of schools.
Born May 18, 1899 at Amboy to William and Bertha MEANS LITTLE, he was married in March, 1925 at Mentone to Julia SWICK, who survives. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Lamba Chi and Phi Delta Kappa fraternities, the First Methodist church at Sebring and the Huntington Kiwanis club.
Surviving are the wife; a brother, Cecil [LITTLE], Marion; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie EPPLEY, LaFountaine, and Mrs. Geraldine BOWMAN, Summerset.
Funeral services will be at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John BORDERS and Brother Ermil NORMAN officiating. Burial will be in Mentone cemetery following cremation. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

James L. Allison
James L. ALLISON, 49, professor of English literature at Moorhead (Minn.) college and a native of Rochester, died Saturday noon at the hospital at Fargo, N.D.
Death was caused by Hodgkins disease, a rare and fatal malady of the lymph glands, and came after five weeks' hospitalization at Fargo, which is near Moorhead.
Mr. Allison received a doctorate degree in philosophy from Harvard university. He had earned Phi Beta Kappa honors, highest academic laurels, at Northwestern university in Evanston, Ill., where he obtained bachelor's and master's degrees. He was a member of Sigma Nu social fraternity at Northwestern.
Previously, he had taught literature at Wheelock college, Boston; at Mary Washington college, Fredricksburg, Va., and at State college, Montgomery, W. Va.
A member of numerous literary clubs, he also had written many articles concerning English lieterature. A U.S. Navy officer during World War II, he belonged to the First Baptist church here.
Born Nov. 4, 1916, in this city, he was the son of John and Madge BERNETHA ALLISON.
Surviving are a son, John ALLISON, Rochester; his mother, this city; a brother, Harry ALLISON, San Francisco; an aunt, Mrs. Mildred MEYER, Rochester; three first cousins, Mrs. M. G. (Julia Ann) SCHLEIGER and Allison HAIMBAUGH, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Isabel SNYDER, Gary, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, awaiting the arrival of the mother, who had been spending the winter at Moorhead.

Dr. Gilbert O. Davis
Dr. Gilbert O. DAVIS, 72, who resided for 25 years near Turner's Point on the southwest shore of Lake Manitou, died at 3:30 a.m. today at the home of his sister, Mrs. Silvia WILDERMUTH, Logansport.
A retired dentist, Dr. Davis had practiced in Logansport before retiring 25 years ago and moving to Lake Manitou.
Born Jan. 2, 1894 at Sharpsville, he was the son of Richart and Anna STEPHEN DAVIS. He never married.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Wildermuth and Mrs. Goldie CHASE, and a brother, Dr. Ray DAVIS, all of Logansport.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home in Logansport with the Rev. Charles TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in the Allbright cemetery in Howard county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Hilda M. Davis
Hilda M. DAVIS, 51, R.R. 1, Claypool (Beaver Dam Lake), died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw after a week's illness.
Born July 13, 1914 near Churubusco, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. DILTS. She was married in 1931 to Edward B DAVIS, who died in 1933. In 1935 she was married to John B. DAVIS, who died in 1956. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the WSCS, Akron American Legion Ausiliary, Rochester VFW Auxiliary, was president of the Fulton County Home Demonstration club and a member of the Beaver Dam Conservation club.
Surviving are two sons, Edward [DAVIS], Bedford, and John [DAVIS], at home; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John (June) BARNHART, Larwill, and Mrs. Robert (Betty) GERARD, Kendallville; three brothers, Ernest [DILTS], Akron, Dale [DILTS], Larwill, and Ford [DILTS], Miami, Fla.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron Methodist church with the Revs. Claude FAWNS and Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday and at the church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 5, 1966

Mabel Zook
Relatives here have received word of the death in Bryan, O., of Mrs. Mabel ZOOK, 70, native of Aubbeenaubbee township. Among survivors are cousins, Mrs. Estella LOCKHART and Clarence POFFENBARGER, Rochester

James L. Allison
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for James L. ALLISON, 49, former Rochester resident who died Saturday at Fargo, N.D.
The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

John F. Lisey
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for John F. LISEY, 82, Kewanna, who died Monday at 11:45 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Leroy WISE will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
A former school teacher, Mr. Lisey was a retired employee of the U.S. Rubber company in Detroit. He belonged to the Methodist church, Masonic lodge and Order of Eastern Star.
Born in Kewanna Jan. 21, 1884, he was the son of William and Jane GUISE LISEY. His marriage was to Nellie EMMONS, who died in 1964.
Surviving are two sons, John [LISEY], Detroit, and Robert [LISEY], Utica, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Cecelia HOUSER, Detroit; ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were three sisters, a brother, a step-son and a granddaughter.

Everett Smith
Everett "Dutch" SMITH, 49, Akron, died at 4:15 p.m. Monday at Fort Wayne Veteran's hospital where he had been seriously ill for one week.
A press operator at Safway Steel Products plant for 15 years, he was a veteran of World War II. The son of Edward and Della JEFFERIES SMITH, he was born in Kosciusko county Sept. [24], 1916. He was married in Rochester June 17, 1943 to Mary Lou MORRETT, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Orlando (Kathryn) SURFACE, Akron; three brothers, Andrew [SMITH], Mentone, and George and Harvey [SMITH] both of Akron. Four brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Joseph G. Slaybaugh
Joseph Gilbert SLAYBAUGH, 43, R.R. 2, Akron, died Monday at 7:35 p.m. in Veterans Administration hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since Feb. 21. Death, caused by carcinoma, came after a year's illness.
Born Nov. 22, 1922, in Rochester, he was the son of John and Beatrice HUNTER SLAYBAUGH and had spent most of his life in this community. He was married May 12, 1945, in this city to Alice Mae NETTE, who survives.
Employed as moulder at the Rochester Metal Products company, Mr. Slaybaugh was an Army veteran of Pacific theatre duty in World War II and belonged to the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts here.
Also surviving are three daughters, Sherry Lynn [SLAYBAUGH], 10; Sue Kay [SLAYBAUGH], 5, and Tami Lou [SLAYBAUGH], 3 all at home; five sons, Pvt. John SLAYBAUGH, 19, Fort Knox, Ky.; Donald [SLAYBAUGH], 17; Ronald [SLAYBAUGH], 16; Richard [SLAYBAUGH] 14, and Edwin [SLAYBAUGH], 9, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Doris BONNEAU, R.R. 1, Logansport; Mrs. Harry (Effie) GINTHER, Rochester; Mrs. Charles (Olive) STANDIFORD, R.R. 1, Mentone; Mrs. Howard (Betty) REX, R.R. 4, Albion; two brothers, Charles [SLAYBAUGH], South Bend, and John [SLAYBAUGH], Rochester; nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
One sister, Mrs. Sarah WOODS, prececed in death in November, 1959
Services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with full military rites conductd by American Legion and VFW posts. Chaplain Clarence MUELLER of the Veterans Administration hospital in Fort Wayne will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 6, 1966

Cecil Snapp
Word has been received of the death in Inverness, Fla., of Cecil SNAPP, who owned and operated the former Snapp Grocery at Ninth street and Franklin avenue here some 20 years ago. Last rites are set for Friday at Inverness. The Porter funeral home in that city is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, April 7, 1966

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Friday, April 8, 1966

Edith E. Calhoun
Mrs. Edith Erdine CALHOUN, 91, Monterey, died at 2 a.m. Thursday at the Knox nursing home. Her husband, Franklin [CALHOUN], died in 1925.
The daughter of Alfred and Frances JONES BUCHER, she was born July 5, 1874. She was a member of the Monterey Methodist church and the WSCS.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Frances MASTER, Monterey, and Mrs. Wilma ZEHNER, Knox; two sons, James [CALHOUN], R.R. 4, Rochester, and Loy [CALHOUN], Delong; a half-brother, Leslie CARPENTER, Rochester; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, April 9, 1966

Florence E. Pyle
Mrs. Florence E. PYLE, 80, Portland, died Friday evening at the Bluffton clinic hospital following a month's illness. Surviving are two sons, including Harold HAMELMAN, Rochester; two daughters; a step-daughter; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and three sisters.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Baird-Freeman funeral home in Portland with the Rev. Robert COOVERT officiating. Burial will be in the Pennville Twin Hills cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Monday, April 11, 1966

Donnalee Butler
Donnalee BUTLER, nine months, daughter of William A. and Nancy SANDERS BUTLER, R.R. 4, Rochester, died enroute to Memorial hospital in South Bend at 2:30 p.m. Sunday after a three-day illness. She was born in Rochester July 7, 1965.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers, David [BUTLER], , and William J. [BUTLER], 2, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. BUTLER, R.R. 3, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. BEARD, R.R. 5, Rochester; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Paul STOCKMIRE, Franklin, N.C., and the maternal great-grandfather, Walter I. SANDERS, Phoenix, Ariz.
Funeral services will be at the Foster & Good funeral home Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Maud E. Drudge
Mrs. Maud E. DRUDGE, 90, Talma, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday in Warsaw Prairie View nursing home after one year's illness.
A member of the Talma Methodist church, she was born March 8, 1876 at Talma to Dr. Samuel R. and Susannah MYERS FISH. She was married to Frank E. DRUDGE Feb. 8, 1896. He died in 1950.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Isabelle) PETERSON, R.R. 1, Mentone; a brother, Dr. Clyde M. FISH, Dearfield, Fla.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Leah BASS, Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. Constance WILKES, Monte Bello, Cal.; a gradson, Richard L. PETERSON, R.R. 2, Rochester, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone with Brother Ermil NORMAN officiating. Burial will be at Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 12, 1966

Ellis E. Riley
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Athens E.U.B. church for Ellis E. RILEY, 78, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after six weeks' illness.
Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.
A farmer, Mr. Riley was born Dec. 22, 1887, in Kosciusko county, the son of Theodore and Minnie HIBSCHMAN RILEY. He had resided most of his life a mile north of Athens.
He was married Aug. 17, 1910, to Jennie HEETER, who survives. Mr. Riley was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church, serving as a Sunday school teacher 25 years.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nine SPURLOCK and Mrs. Robert (Katherine) OVERMYER, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Helen WRIGHT, Fort Wayne; three sons, Monroe [RILEY], Fort Wayne; Theodore [RILEY], South Bend, and Raymond [RILEY], Akron; one brother, William [RILEY], R.R. 1, Silver Lake; eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.

Gladys Long
Mrs. Gladys LONG, 72, R.R. 1, Etna Green, died at 6:25 p.m. Monday at Warsaw Murphy [Medical] Center, where she had been a patient for two weeks.
The daughter of Cassius I. and Florence MILLER ROW, she was born in Wabash county May 18, 1893. She lived the past 25 years in the Etna Green community. She was married April 5, 1913 to Allen A. LONG who died in December, 1935. She was a member of the Walnut E.U.B. church.
Survivors are four sons, Virgil [LONG], Rochestr; Paul [LONG], South Bend; Harold [LONG], R.R. 1, Etna Green, and Lowell [LONG], Mentone; two step-children, Orville [LONG], Rochester, and Mrs. Dewey (Sarah) KING, Rochester; a brother, Gordon ROW, Wabash; fourteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the King-Reed memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be at Walnut cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Marion Polley
Marion POLLEY, Toledo, O., brother of Mrs. Ralph ALDERFER, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Charles QUACKENBUSH, Rochester, died Monday morning at the V.A. hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. Services will be in Ohio.

Wednesday, April 13, 1966

Warner D. Bradfield
Warner D. BRADFIELD, 77, 1127 Pontiac street, died in the Miller nursing home at 6 p.m. Tuesday following an illness of six weeks. He was a retired farmer.
Born Oct. 4, 1888 at Huntington, he was the son of Walton and Naomi McCLISH BRADFIELD. He had lived in the Rochester community for the past three years, making his home with his daughter. He formerly resided in Argos and Dowagiac, Mich. He was married in Aug. 1909 to Frances DUNLAP, who died in 1955.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Cathryn) SHIREMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Orvile (Freda) BEHRMAN, Dowagiac, Mich.; two sons, Kenneth [BRADFIELD], Dowagiac, and Donald [BRADFIELD], Hialeah, Fla.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie DAUGHERTY, Mishawaka; Mrs. Janie HARTE, Osceola, and Mrs. Byrd ERNSBERGER, LaGrange. A daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 14, 1966

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Friday, April 15, 1966

Ruth E. Johnston
Mrs. Ruth Elzore JOHNSTON, 76, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at her home. Death was unexpected.
A lifelong resident of the Twelve Mile area, she was born Feb. 11, 1890, at North Manchester, the daughter of Charles and Cornelia EASLING McFARLAND. Her marriage Nov. 25, 1908, in Twelve Mile was to George JOHNSTON, who died Jan. 10, 1965.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Grace [JOHNSTON], R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, and Mrs. Charles (Mary) COFFING, R.R. 6, Rochester; one sister, Miss Belle McFARLAND, Peru, and four grandchildren. Two daughters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Davidson funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. James RANARD officiating, assisted by the Rev. Thomas MANUEL. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.

Clellah Chapman
Mrs. Clellah CHAPMAN, 86, Argos, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Fairview norsing home in Plymouth. She had been in failing health several years.
Born May 24, 1879 in Markle, she was the daughter of Wesley and Catherine BRINKLEY. She had lived in Argos since 1932 and also had lived in Texas and Oklahoma. She was married Sept. 18, 1901 in Markle to Walter D. CHAPMAN, who died last Jan. 28. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Frances) THOMPSON, San Francisco, Cal.; a son, Howard [CHAPMAN], Arcadia, Cal.; a granddaughter, and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Saturday. Rites will be there at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Douglas STANWICK officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Saturday, April 16, 1966

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Monday, April 18, 1966

Etta G. Stoner
Etta G. STONER, 89, died at the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw at 1 a.m. today. She had resided in Rochester almost all her life. She moved to the nursing home in 1963.
Born Nov. 19, 1876 in Kewanna, she was the daughter of Frank and Martha Jane GRAHAM. She was married in 1901 to William BIDDINGER, who died in 1938. She was married in 1939 to Norman R. STONER, who died in 1956. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a son, William Tribbett BIDDINGER, Atlanta, Ga.; four step-children, Mrs. Rosella ROSS, Greencastle; Admiral Howard STONER, USN, San Luis Opispo, Cal.; Francis STONER and Robert STONER, both of Elgin, Ill. A daughter, Mrs. Marjorie CROWNOVER, died March 6, 1950.
Funeral arrangements ar pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Tuesday, April 19, 1966

Etta G. Stoner
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Etta G. STONER, 89, Rochester, who died at the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw Monday morning.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 20, 1966

Sula L. Newton
Mrs. Sula Lovelace NEWTON, 91, 1020 Jefferson street, died about 11:15 a.m. today at he residence which she shared with her daghter, Mrs. Elmer LITTON, since 1960. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Robert E. Mills
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Bubb funeral home at Mishawaka for Robert Earl MILLS, 71, Mishawaka, who died Tuesday at 11:20 a.m. in his home. He had been seriously ill two weeks. Mr. Mills was a former resident of Fulton.
The Rev. Harold ASHIRE will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, where graveside rites will be conducted by the Fulton Masonic lodge. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A retired carpenter, Mr. Mills had lived in Mishawaka 25 years. He was born in Grant county Nov. 8, 1894, the son of James and Christina MILLER MILLS. His marriage was in this city Dec. 18, 1915, to Faye BEATTIE, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nadine RANS, Kewanna; Mrs. Jean HEMINGER, Logansport, and Mrs. Betty HOCKER, Nicles, Mich.; two sons, Mark [MILLS], South Bend, and Robert [MILLS], LaFontaine, and nine grandchildren.

Stewart S. Pomeroy
Stewart S. POMEROY, 64, Argos, died in Plymouth Parkview hospital at 5 a.m. today. He had been ill 10 days. A retired auto mechanic, he had lived in the Argos community 25 years, moving there from Plymouth.
The son of Fred and Mary Alice ACKLES POMEROY, he was born in Plymouth Nov. 7, 1901. He married Vera SMITH in Plymouth on May 1, 1921. She survives. He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge, Eagles lodge and the Christian church.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Lila) PARRISH and Mrs. Lawrence (Evelyn) BEAM, both of Argos, and Mrs. Richard (Perry) KRING, Plymouth; a son, James [POMEROY], Bremen, and 10 grandchildren. A son died in infancy.
Services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in Plymouth Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 21, 1966

Sula Newton
Prayer services for Mrs. Sula (BETTS) LOVELACE NEWTON, 91, Rochester, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate.
The body then will be removed to the Neidow funeral home in Hammond, where last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Hammond.
Mrs. Newton died at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Mary LITTON, 1020 Jefferson street, with whom she had resided since 1960. She had been seriously ill for 3 1/2 months.
Born Jan. 13, 1875 in Buncombe, Ill., she was the daughter of William W. and Martha ODOOLEY BETTS. She was married to Otis LOVELACE, who preceded in death. She was married later to William NEWTON, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Fratrnal Order of Royal Neighbors of America at Hammond.
Surviving with the daughter are another daughter, Mrs. Weila WILSON, Calumet City, Ill.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Norman (Betty) RIETVELD, Rochester, and Mrs. William (Kathleen) O'DONNELL, Cleveland, O.; four great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded in death.

Esther Gray
Mrs. Ermila R. (Esther) GRAY, 66, Saw Mill lake, near Warsaw, died at 4 a.m. today at Wesley hospital in Columbia City. She had been in failing health since September.
Mrs. Gray was born in Rochester July 22, 1899 to William and Mable GREEN.
Surviving are the husband, two daughters, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, three brothers, including William GREEN of Rochester, and two sisters, including Mrs. Vernon STRAYER of Rochester.
Services are pending at the Shawleys funeral home in Marion.

Friday, April 22, 1966

Frank E. Miller
Frank E. MILLER, 81, 520 East Eighth street, died in Woodlawn hospital at 10:27 p.m. Thursday after being seriously ill the past 90 days. He was a retired farmer who had lived most of his life in the community except for three years in California.
The son of Benjamin and Nettie HARRISON MILLER, he was born in fulton county April 5, 1875. He was married to Jennie M. MOORE near Rochester in December 1903, she survives. He was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church.
Survivors are the wife, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Merian (Esther) KESLER, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Henry (Dorothy) COX, Sacramento, Cal., and Mrs. Joe (Edna) LESSARD, Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Edward [MILLER], Norwalk, Cal., and Everett [MILLER], Sacramento, Cal.; sixteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and a brother Hugh [MILLER], Rochester. A daughter, son, sister and brother (Otto MILLER) preceded in death.
Services will be at the Foster & Good funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m. with Dr. Herbert S. BESS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday. The family requests contributions other than flowers be given to the local cancer fund.

Jesse Waltz
Jesse "Jess" WALTZ, 71, R.R. 5, Rochester, who lived at Glaze Hill on U.S. 31 north of Rochester, was found dead at his home at midmorning today by two meter readers, Jacob YAZEL and Richard McLOCHLIN, of the Northern Indiana Public Service company.
The Fulton county coroner, Dr. William J. RUSLER, pronounced Waltz dead. The coroner said that Waltz had died sometime during the night.
He was born July 22, 1895 and had lived alone. He was a World War I veteran. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Ermila R. Gray
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Shawley funeral home, 2901 South Washington street, Marion, for Mrs. Ermila R. "Esther" GRAY, 66, of Saw Mill Lake, near Warsaw, who died at 4 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Marion, also.
Mrs. Gray, a native of Rochester, died at Wesley hospital in Columbia City. She had been in failing health since September.

Saturday, April 23, 1966

Olin W. Castleman
Olin W. CASTLEMAN, 88, R.R. 6, Rochester, died Friday at 8 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted 24 hours previously. He had been in failing health two years.
Born May 18, 1877, near Rochester, Mr. Castleman was the son of Caleb and Ida ONSTOTT CASTLEMAN. His first marriage was to Daisy CURTIS, who died in November, 1920. His second marriage was June 3, 1923, at Brownton, Minn., to Minnie KLOPFLEISCH, who survives.
Mr. Castleman lived in Bantry, N.D., from 1903 to 1940, when he returned to this community. A retired farmer, he also had been a mail carrier and a hardware implement dealer.
He was an active member of the Burton Methodist church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Darrel (Zoa) COUCH, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Mildred HAMBLIN, Boise, Ida.; two sons, C. O. CASTLEMAN, Minot, N.D., and Oran CASTLEMAN, R.R. 4, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. H. C. (Bessie) WARNER, Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Bertha BAILEY, South Bend; three brothers, Clarence [CASTLEMAN], Lake Bruce; Clyde [CASTLEMAN], R.R. 4, Rochester, and Vernon [CASTLEMAN], R.R. 1, Rochester; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were one daughter, two sons, three sisters and two brothers.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Burton Methodist church with the Rev. Edward MILLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the residence, four miles west of the city on the Burton road, from 2 p.m. Sunday until 11:30 a.m. Sunday and an hour prior to services at the church. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of rites.

Dr. Meyers Deems
Friends here have been advised of the recent death in Evansville of Dr. Meyers DEEMS, physician and former Rochester resident. Death was due to a heart attack. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William DEEMS and grew p in this city.
Jesse J. Waltz
Last rites will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Jesse J. "Jess" WALTZ, 70, R.R. 5, Rochester, who was fouund dead Friday morning at his home.
Military rites will be conducted at the graveside by the American Legion Post. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.
Mr. Waltz, a retired employee of the state highway department, had been in failing health one year. Dr. William RUSLER, county coroner, ruled death occurred late Thursday night from natural causes.
A veteran of World War I, Mr. Waltz was a member of the Leroy Shelton Post of American Legion and of the Eagles lodge. He was born in Marshall county July 28, 1895, the son of William and Cora COLE WALTZ.
Surviving are a brother, John [WALTZ], R.R. 3, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Margaret Korby
Mrs. Margaret KORBY, 88, Kokomo, died Friday at St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport, where she had been a patient 17 months.
Mrs. Korby was the mother of Mrs. Charles T. JONES, Jr., Rochester. Also surviving is a son, Edgar KORBY, Kokomo. Her husband, Frank [KORBY], died in 1958 and one child also preceded in death.
She had spent her entire life in Kokomo.
Last rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's church in Kokomo with burial in that city. Friends may call at the Fenn funeral home in Kokomo after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, April 25, 1966

Kathryn Snyder
Mrs. Lucas (Kathryn) SNYDER, 80, Toledo, O., mother of Harold SNYDER of Rochester, died early Sunday in the Spencer Manor nursing home at Toledo. She had been ill for some time.
Also surviving is another son, Lee [SNYDER], Winamac.
Last rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Regina Coeli Catholic church, Toledo. Burial will be in Toledo.Tuesday, April 26, 1966

Harry A. Jordan
Final rites for Harry A. JORDAN, 62, Mishawaka, a native of Monterey who died at 9:10 a.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hollis funeral home in South Bend. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial cemetery.
Mr. Jordan had lived in Mishawaka most of his life. He was a Bendix corporation employee.
Surviving are the wife, the former Agnes HOLLOWAY; two daughters; a son, thirteen grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, April 27, 1966

Viola Grundy
Funeral services are tentatively set for Friday at the Mulligan funeral home in Philadelphia, Pa., with burial in Northwood cemetery at Oak Lane, Pa., for Mrs. Viola GRUNDY, 71, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Grundy had made her home with her daugher, Mrs. Gerald (Helen) ELLARS, on Lake Manitou. She was a member of the Mount Carmel Methodist church in Philadelphia.
The daughter of Claude and Elizabeth BURKHARDT ALBEN, she was born in Philadelphia July 17, 1894. Her first marriage was to John W. HENTZ. Later she married Herbert GRUNDY, who preceded in death.
Survivors are Mrs.Ellars; another daughter, Mrs. Dorthea CUESTA, Westchester, Pa.; a step-son, Edgar GRUNDY, Shamokin, Pal; two granddaughters, and two step-grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.
The body will be taken to Philadelphis today from the Foster & Good funeral home.

Bernard A. Peterson, Sr.
Bernard A. PETERSON, Sr., 64, 318 West Ninth street, died at 6 a.m. today at South Bend Memorial hospital where he was admitted last Friday following a stroke.
A former sales engineer, Mr. Peterson started his own plant, the B. A. Peterson company, manufacturers of combustion chambers for furnaces and tobacco curers, in Dowagiac, Mich., in 1944.
Born in Benton Harbor, Mich., April 26, 1902, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert PETERSON. He moved from Benton Harbor to Detroit in 1935 and then to Dowagiac in 1944. He was married Jan. 26, 1922 to Bertha LOCKWITZ, who died in 1941. He was married Dec. 7, 1960 to Ruth SUTHERLAND of Rochester and had lived here since then.
Mr. Peterson was a member of the Manitou Shrine club, Rochester Elks club and Eastern Star No. 70, Ancient Accepted Order of Scottish Rite and the Saladin Shrine temple of Grand Rapids, Mich., Paletine Lodge 357 F&AM of Detroit and attended the Rochester United Presbyterian church.
Surviving are the wife, at home; the mother, Benton Harbor; three daughters, Mrs. Franklin (Carol) MEYERS, Warren, Mich.; Mrs. Mildred BURNS, Dowagiac, and Mrs. Roberta ELDRIDGE, Goble, Mich.; three sons, B. A. PETERSON, II, Raymond and Donald D. [PETERSON], all of Dowagiac; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Frances) HOLMES and Mrs. Robert (Mildred) CRONK, both of Benton Harbor; two brothers, Cliff [PETERSON], Dowagiac, and LaClair [PETERSON], Holland, Mich., and fifteen grandchildren.
Brief rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Hugh STEWART officiating. Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. at the McLauchlin funeral home in Dowagiac, with burial in the Riverside cemetery, Dowagia. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after Thursday noon.

Thursday, April 28, 1966

Hugh G. McMahan
Hugh G. McMAHAN, 83, 404 West Ninth street, pioneer Rochester businessman and former Postmaster, died about 1 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Marie Wideman
Mrs. Joe (Marie) WIDEMAN, 63, Akron, died in Woodlawn hospital Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. After an illness of seven months.
She was a lifelong resident of the Akron community. A member of the Akron Church of God, she also was a member of the Dorcas Missionary circle of the church.
The daughter of Wilson and Rosa Belle HATTERY SHRIVER, she was born in Akron Oct. 4, 1902. She was married in Akron March 24, 1921 to Cleo "Joe" WIDEMAN, who survives.
Survivors include the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Emil (Ardella) FREDENBURG, Sunnyvale, Cal.; two sons, Harold [WIDEMAN], U.S. Navy, Great Lakes (Ill.) Naval Training Station, and Willis [WIDEMAN], U.S. Air Force in France; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Dortha) PROBASCO, Milford, Ill.; Mrs. Alta CLINGENPEEL, Highwood, Ill., and Mrs. Harold (Annabelle) HAMMOND, Akron. One son and one sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron aftr 1 p.m. Friday and until noon Saturday.

Bernard A. Peterson
Final rites for Bernard A. PETERSON, Sr., 64, 318 West Ninth street, have been changed to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the McLauchlin funeral home in Dowagiac, Mich. Friends may call there after 3 p.m. Friday.
Brief services will be conducted at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, where friends may call.
Mr. Peterson died Wednesday morning at South Bend Memorial hospital where he was admitted Friday following a stroke.

Kenneth R. Kent
Kenneth Ryan KENT, 22, Fulton, was killed instantly at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday in a car-truck crash on U.S. 31 in Miami county 10 miles south of Rochester.
The young man was driving a car north that was smashed by a southbound truck that crossed the center line of the highway, state Trooper Don SMITH said. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger KENT, of Fulton.
The victim suffered a crushed chest and franctures of the spine, pelvis, both arms and legs and the skull. He was pinned inside his car.
Injured critically were the two occupants of the truck - Schuyler Carl WELLSAND, 53, Denver, and Homer OWENS, 45, R.R. 2, Peru. Police were unable to determine which man was driving.
Both men were thrown from the truck, landing against a fence 31 feet from the point of impact. Wellsand suffered a severe cut on his forehead and fractures of the right hip, lower leg and ribs, numerous other injuries and was in shock. Owens suffered a fractured skull. They are in Dukes hospital at Peru.
Police said the truck was going south and dropped off onto the berm while rounding a curve. The vehicle went 102 feet along the berm as the driver tried to bring it back to the highway.
The truck came back onto the pavement and went 69 feet on the road, across the center line and hit the Kent car, officers said.
Both vehicles came to a stop 15 feet off the east side of the road. The truck was broken into three parts by the force of the crash.
Kent was pronounced dead by Dr. P. W. SNYDER, Miami county coroner. It was Miami county's eighth traffic fatality of the year.
A graduate of North Caston high school at Fulton, Kent was a student at Ball State university and was a student teacher in general business at North Miami high school.
He was born Oct. 22, 1943 in Fulton to Roger and Esther Jean FOSTER KENT. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist temple. He had played in the Rochester Little League and Babe Ruth League baseball programs in Rochester and was an outstanding athlete and student at North Caston.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Mrs. James (Karen) CAMPBELL, R.R. 3, Rochester; the grandfather, Dr. B. R. KENT, Fulton, and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fulton Baptist temple with the Rev. James L. RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton after 7 o'clock tonight until 10 a.m. Saturday and at the church after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, April 29, 1966

Julia E. Fretz
Julia E. FRETZ, 84, R.R. 1, Mentone, died in Woodlawn hospital at 9:20 p.m. Thursday after a two-week serious illness.
The daughter of Wayne and Margaret REED JORDAN, she was born near Bourbon June 17, 1881 and moved to near Mentone in 1919. She married Clarence FRETZ near Plymouth Sept. 9, 1963. He survives. She was a member of the Tippecanoe Congregational Christian church, the Missionary Society of the church and the Gleaner's lodge.
Survivors are the husband; a son, Gerald [FRETZ], at home; a grandson, Lyle [FRETZ], Fort Wyne; two other grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie GARLES, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Pearl CASTLEMAN, Huntington.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Tippecanoe Congregational Christian church. Burial will be in the Summit chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Hugh G. McMahan
Last rites will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Hugh G. McMAHAN, 82, lifetime Rochester resident, who long was prominent in civic, governmental and political affairs of the city and county.
Mr. McMahan died Thursday at 12:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Feb. 3. He resided at 404 West Ninth street.
The Rev. Hugh STEWART will officiate at rites, assisted by the Rochester Masonic lodge, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. McMahan had a long and varied career in public and business life. He was both principal and school teacher during his early years, served two terms as Fulton county auditor, was postmaster of the Rochester postoffice, and was county chairman of the Democratic party, in the affairs of which he was actively intrested all his life.
In 1930, he purchased the Arlington hotel in this city and operated the business until 1942. The building was sold two years later. An active member of the United Presbyterian church here, he served as a Sunday School teacher and was an elder at the time of his death. Mr. McMahan also belonged to the Rochester Masonic lodge.
One of a family of 12 children, he was born six miles southwest of the city in the Antioch community on Aug. 11, 1882, the son of John B. and Rebecca GOSS McMAHAN.
His first marriage was April 12, 1904, to Edith HOOVER, who died Feb. 22, 1934. His second marriage was Jan. 10, 1936 to Gertrude DAVIS FITZELL, who died Oct. 30, 1958. On Nov. 24, 1963, he was married to Frances ELLIOTT HENDRICKSON, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, H. Emerson [McMAHAN], Rensselaer; one daughter, Mrs. Will J. (Eve) DELANEY, Michigan City; two stepchildren, Mrs. C. R. WINELAND, Monticello, and George HENDRICKSON, Kewanna; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren. One son, Dean [McMAHAN], died in 1931.
One sister, Miss Jessie McMAHAN, Pacific Palisades, Cal., also survives. Brothers and sisters preceding in death were Otto, William, Patrick, John, James and Thomas McMAHAN, and Mrs. Omer (Lora) SMITH, Mrs. John (Daisy) SCHAFF, Mrs. Mel (Josie) HAY and Mrs. Del (Sally) BLACK.

Amy Blackburn
Amy LOWE BLACKBURN, 77, Golden, Colo., who resided near Rochester during her early life, died in Golden Wednesday. She was the wife of Carl BLACKBURN.
Born and reared in Fulton county, Mrs. Blackburn had lived in this county several years.
Surviving are husband; a son, J. Howard [BLACKBURN], Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. Mariam PECK, Denver, Colo.; and a brother, Charley LOWE, Logansport.
Funeral rites will be in the Olinger mortuary in Denver, Colo., Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery at Denver.

Dorothea Hessler
Ms. Dorothea M. HESSLER, 42, Argos, died in Plymouth Parkview hospital today at 5:40 a.m. following a d0-day serious illness.
She was a store clerk in Plymouth and belonged to the Argos Methodist church and the American Legion Post No. 68.
The daughter of Jesse N. and Edna May PERRY BOTSET, she was born in Bremen Sept. 21, 1923. She moved to Argos from Plymouth in 1950. She married John HESSLER in Plymouth on Dec. 26, 1943.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Dorinda) MILLER, Warsaw, and Susan Anne [HESSLER], at home; a sister, Mrs. Paul Allen SCHUMANN, South Bend; three brothers, John, Alvin and Robert BOTSET, all of Plymouth.
Services will be at the Argos Methodist church Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Douglas STANWYCK officiating. Burial will be in Plymouth New Oak Hill cemetery with graveside rites by the Argos American Legion. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 1 p.m. Saturday and until noon Sunday.

Saturday, April 30, 1966

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Monday, May 2, 1966

Ernest G. Riemenschneider
Ernest Glen RIEMENSCHNEIDER, 84, Fulton, died Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. Death followed a stroke, suffered April 19.
Born Nov. 23, 1881, he was the son of Henry and Susan SPOTTS RIEMENSCHNEIDER and had spent his lifetime in the Fulton community. His marriage was in August 1901, at Rochester, to Orpha Glen MOGLE, who survives.
A retired farmer, Mr. Riemenschneider was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church and the Knights of Pythias lodge.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two grandchildren, Mrs. James (Doneta) RENTSCHLER, R.R. 1, Lucerne, and Mrs. Roger (Neva) FIELDS, R.R. 3, Kewanna; six great-grandchildren, Wayne, Dale and Shelly RENTSCHLER and Patricia, Darrell and Darla FIELDS; and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ermal (Nellie) RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Fulton. Preceding in death were one son, Ermal [RIEMENSCHNEIDER], Oct. 27, 1961; two brothers, Harley and Floyd [RIEMENSCHNEIDER], and one grandson, Merrill Dean, in March, 1936.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Philip ISGRIGG officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Eva Reynolds
Funeral rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Eva REYNOLDS, 67, Harlem, Mont., who died Thursday at her home. Her husband, Earl [REYNOLDS], survives.
She was the mother of C. R. "Jack" MUMMERT, West 11th street. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Irene KOCH, Chicago, and one brother, Russell MERRILL, Las Vegas, Nev.
The body is being returned here from Montana for services and burial. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday.

Tuesday, May 3, 1966

Jimmie Dean Robbins, Jr.
Jimmie Dean ROBBINS, Jr., son of Jimmie Dean and Sandra Kay GARN ROBBINS, Argos, was dead at birth at 9:30 p.m. Monday in Plymouth Parkview hospital.
Surviving with the parents are the paternal grandfather, Warren ROBBINS, Jefferson, Ia.; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Katherine GARN, Argos; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Edith ROBBINS, Jefferson; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred WALTER, Goshen, and the Maternal great-great- grandfather, Joseph McCLAINE, Elkhart.
Prayer services were conducted this afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos by the Rev. Ernest TREBER. Burial was in the Culver Masonic cemetery.

Eva Reynolds
Graveside rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Hope cemetery in Logansport for Mrs. Eva REYNOLDS, 67, who died last Thursday night at her home in Harlem, Mont.
Elder Roger PLOTHOW of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Reynolds is survived by her husband, Earl [REYNOLDS]; a son, C. R. "Jack" MUMMERT, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Irene KOCH, Chicago, and one brother, Russell MERRILL, Las Vegas, Nev.

Vernon Dickson
Vernon "John" DICKSON, 57, Griffith, former resident of the Rochester community, was found dead of a heart attack in his home Monday. Funeral services have been set for Friday at the Johnson funeral home in Griffith.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Riley DICKSON, born near Culver. He was married to the former Wilma BISHOP of Plymouth, who survives. When a resident of this community before moving to Griffith he was employed by the Erie railroad. In Griffith he had been employed by the Nickle Plate railroad.
Survivors include the wife; two sisters, Mrs. Leona CRABB, LaPorte, and Mrs.William FLYNN, Walnut; two daughters, Nova Anne and Verna Jean [DICKSON] of Griffith; six grandchildren, and four brothers, Leonard [DICKSON], Plymouth; William [DICKSON], Lakeville; Charles [DICKSON], LaPorte, and Norman [DICKSON], R.R. 3, Rochester.

Wednesday, May 4, 1966

Bessie M. Mahler
Mrs. Bessie Mae MAHLER, 81, lifetime resident of Fulton county, died Tuesday at 6:05 p.m. at the home of a son, Arthur [MAHLER], R.R. 1, Monterey, with whom she had been residing.
Although Mrs. Mahler had suffered from a heart ailment, her death was unexpected.
Born Feb. 20, 1885, near Bruce Lake, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward WENTZEL. Her marriage was March 15, 1903, to Joseph E. MAHLER, who died in February, 1960.
Mrs. Mahler attended Bush church, near Bruce Lake.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Lillian) HUDKINS, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Alma KELLY and Mrs. John (Hazel) BIESBROOK, both of South Bend, and Mrs. Roy (Ruby) McCANDLISH, Mishawaka; five sons, Elmer, Oscar, Ernest and Arthur [MAHLER], all of near Monterey, and Milo [MAHLER], Mishawaka; twenty-nine grandchildren and a half-brother, Perry WENTZEL, Mishawaka.
Preceding in death were three sons and a daughter.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Roy E. Runkel
Roy E. RUNKEL, 70, R.R. 1, North Manchester, a retired farmer, died Tuesday at 9:20 p.m. in Wabash county hospital following an illness of six weeks.
The son of Frank and Cora SEIBERTS RUNKEL, he was born in Shelbyville, Ill., Oct. 19, 1895. He moved to the North Manchester community from his place of birth in 1927. He married Flossie ROSE on Nov. 4, 1914. She survives. He was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ.
Survivors are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Richard SANDS, R.R. 3, North Manchester, and Mrs. Dorothy BENNER, Logansport; three sons, Rex, William and Richard [RUNKEL], all of R.R. 1, North Manchester; fifteen grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester with the Rev. Leslie GRANT officiating. Burial will be at the Memorial Lawn cemetery at Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Carman L. Spencer
Carman L. SPENCER, 67, Flat Rock, Mich., formerly of Fulton, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 2 p.m. Tuesday. He had resided in Fulton all his life until moving to the Detroit suburb a year ago.
Born April 27, 1899, he was married to Carey BABCOCK, who died Jan. 27, 1961. He later was married to Delores HAGWOOD, who survives. He was in the trucking business and was a member of the I.O.O.F.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. E. J. GUISE, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Ray DAVIS, Flat Rock, and Mrs. Baxter HORAN, Detroit; two sons, Leonard FELTS, Fulton, and Wayne FELTS, Bremen; a brother, Oved SPENCER, Minong, Wis., and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. James L. RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 5, 1966

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Friday, May 6, 1966

Samuel C. Welty
Samuel C. WELTY, 77, Flora, died Thursday at 5:25 p.m. in St. Elizabeth's hospital at Lafayette. He was the father of Dale WELTY, Rochester.
Mr. Welty was born Jan. 14, 1889, at Young America. His marriage was Jan. 30, 1910, to Mertie EIKENBERRY, who died April 26, 1963. He was a member of the Flora Church of the Brethren.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Allen PROUGH, Logansport, and a granddaughter, Diana Sue WELTY, Rochester.
Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Leiter funeral home at Flora with the Rev. Samuel KELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Lawn cemetery at Flora. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests that donations other than flowers be made to cancer funds.

Saturday, May 7, 1966

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Monday, May 9, 1966

Simon E. Ruff
Final rites for Simon E. RUFF, 80, Tippecanoe, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Robert EBEY will officiate and burial will be in the Highland cemetery at South Bend.
Mr. Ruff died at 10 a.m. Saturday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd HOOVER, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, with whom he lived. He had been ill about one week.
Born march 4, 1886 in Bourbon, he had lived in the Tippecanoe area for the last 30 year, moving there from South Bend. He was married in 1905 to Ida SANNER, who died May 3, 1956. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving with Mrs. Hoover are three grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Jeff RUFF, South Bend.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 10 a.m. Tuesday and at the church from noon to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10, 1966

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Wednesday, May 11, 1966

James H. Weir
James Harold WEIR, 76, Noblesville-White Oak community, a native of Fulton county and retired farmer, died in Riverview hospital at 6:45 p.m. today in Noblesville where he has been a resident 11 years in his son Joel's home.
He was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church near Richland Center in Fulton county although he had attended the Fisher's Methodist church while a resident of the Hamilton county community. He was a member of Rochester's American Legion Post No. 36.
He was the son of George and Sarah MOW WEIR born in Fulton county July 25, 1889. He was married to Anna KERLER Sept. 2, 1919 in Fulton county. She preceded him in death in Oct. 1948.
Survivors include his son; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Herbert Berthal WILHELM, Hammond and two brothers, Herman and Howard [WEIR], both of R.R. 3, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home in Rochester with the Rev. Walter MEACHAM officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 12, 1966

Clifford Forshee
Clifford FORSHEE, 63, R.R. 2, Macy, died in Woodlawn hospital at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday following a month's illness. He was employed by the Chamberlin Products company in Akron.
The son of Oliver and Susie SUMMERS FORSHEE, he was born at Kentland, in Newton county, March 2, 1903. He was a member of the Literary Aid, Peru; the Rochester Eagles lodge, and the Peru Moose lodge.
Survivors are two step-children, Mrs. Hilda M. SMITH, R.R. 4, Peru, and Herman BOTTJER, Hopewell, Va.; a brother, Harry FORSHEE, Terre Haute; a sister, Mrs. Ernest (Laura) SAYRE, Monticello, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru with the Rev. Willis MAUGENS officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Faye Hines
Mrs. Roy (Faye) HINES, 55, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died this morning at Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Charles A. Kish
Charles A. KISH, 66, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at his home Wednesday at 9 p.m. He had been ill for three years. He was a retired painter and decorator.
The son of Vincent and Kathaleen POWER KISH, he was born March 2, 1900 at Rossford, O. He married Barbara YANDL at South Bend June 28, 1924. She survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alvin (Yolanda) PALM, Tippecanoe, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at the Grossman funeral home at Argos Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Matt SINKIEWICZ officiating. Burial will be in Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Claude L. Davis
Claude L. DAVIS, 67, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Clarence COTEY, at 2 a.m. Wednesday. A World War I Marine Corps veteran, he had been ill several years.
The son of Leon and Pearl RENDER DAVIS, he was born June 20, 1898 near Hebron, Nev.
His survived by two sisters, Mrs. Veva COTEY and Mrs. Frank (Vera) SINK of Macy.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the King-Reed Memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, May 13, 1966

Birdie Rife
Mrs. Birdie Elmina RIFE, 87, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted April 27. Mrs. Rife, who had been in failing health five years, resided 4 1/2 miles southwest of Fulton.
Born May 24, 1878, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Andrew and Mary Jane DUNN MORRIS. Her marriage was at Nead, Ind., Feb. 7, 1900, to Charles Theodore RIFE, who died May 26, 1954.
She was a member of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church near Fulton.
Surviving are three sons, Marvin and Lloyd [RIFE], both of Kewanna, and Newell [RIFE], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Henrietta EVANS, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Nellie JUSTICE, Logansport; fourteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, George MORRIS, Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Ada WOLF, Peru.
Lsst rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Leroy GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Faye Hines
Mrs. Roy (Faye) HINES, 55, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital Thursday at 9 a.m. She had been ill three weeks. She was a lifelong resident of Huntington and Kosciusko counties.
She was a member of the Center E.U.B. church.
The daughter of Stewart J. and Oda Ann YOCUM BEENEY, she was born Oct. 31, 1910 in New Mexico. She married Roy E. HINES Aug. 2, 1928 at North Manchester. He survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Miss Gloria Ann HINES, Fort Wayne; three sons, Arthur [HINES], Fort Wayne; Donald [HINES], Warsaw, and Edward [HINES], Terre Haute; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Viola) BRIGHT, Akron, and two brothrs, Alfred L. BEENEY, Akron, and James E. BEENEY, St. Louis, Mo.
Funeral services will be at the Center E.U.B. church, Silver Lake, Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Kenneth CRAFT and Burkett SMITH officiating. Burial will be at Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Saturday and at the church one hour before services.

Alice Sayger
Word of the death of Mrs. LeRoy (Alice) SAYGER, 406 Calhoun street, Gary, has been received. She was the daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Herschel SAYGER, R.R. 2, Rochester.
The body is at the Rendina funeral home in Gary and will be taken to the Ball-Porter funeral home in Terre Haute Sunday. Services will be at Terre Haute Monday at 2 p.m.
Fern Johnston
Mrs. Coa Fern JOHNSTON, 76, 1439 Main street, a Rochester resident for 40 years, died at 7 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home following an illness of six months.
Born Sept. 22, 1889 in Macy, she was the daughter of James and Ada SMITH BRIGGS. She moved to Rochester from Ohio and was a nurse's aide at Woodlawn hospital until her last illness. She was married July 23, 1912 in Alta Vista, Kan., to Calvin Leroy JOHNSTON, who died Jan. 19, 1945. She was a member o the Rochester First Christian church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Gene) MATTIX, Rochester; two grandchildren, Mrs. Stephen (Marchelle) NARD, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Charles (Sonja) MILLER, Rochester, and four great-grandchildren. A granddaughter, Mrs. William (Bebe Sue) BURKINS, died in 1958.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 14, 1966

Rebecca Kindig
Mrs. Roy [Rebecca) KINDIG, 66, former Rochester resident, died Friday at her home in Phoenix, Ariz., where she and her husband had lived since moving from this city.
Mrs. Kindig was the former Rebecca DAVIDSON of Rochester. Last rites are incomplete, but will be held here.

Monday, May 16, 1966

Orville C. Vandermark
Orville C. VANDERMARK, 67, Mentone, died at 10:40 p.m. Saturday in his home of a heart attack. He was a retired industrial worker and longtime member of the Tippecanoe I.O.O.F.
The son of Levi and Mary Ann MELTON VANDERMARK, he was born at Knox July 18, 1898. He had lived in the Mentone community most of his lifetime. On Dec. 24, 1930 he was married to Lura WAGNER, who survives.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Fred "Fritz" [VANDERMARK], Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Otto G. (Iva June) WOLFE, Laketon; a brother, Earl [VANDERMARK], Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Gordon (Edith) YOUNG, Warsaw, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the King-Reed Memorial home with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Pfc. Roger D. Manns
The war in Viet Nam has claimed the life of a second Akron serviceman.
Pfc. Roger [D.] MANNS, 18, R.R. [2], Akron, who enlisted in the Army May 27, 1965, lost his life during a military operation with the 1st Cavalry Division.
Army authorities would not divulge what stream the 1965 graduate of Akron high school was crossing when he drowned.
He was married to the former Linda RAGER last Feb. 13.
His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Oscar MANNS, R.R. 2, Akron, northeast of Akron at Rock Lake. Mann's body will be returned to Akron soon for burial.
In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto FLETCHER, Warsaw, his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell MANNS, Gypsy, Ky., and a great-grandmother, Mrs. O. F. HOPKINS, Warsaw.
The first Akron man to died in Viet Nam action was Lt. Neil McKINNEY, 31, a member of the U.S. Air Force. His B-26 bomber was shot down on a mission in February 1963. One of four crew members aboard, McKinney was declared missing for a year before the Air Force reported him dead.

Rebecca E. Kindig
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Rebecca E. KINDIG, 66, Phoenix, Ariz. The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Kindig died at 10:50 a.m. Saturday at the Baptist hospital in Phoenix, where she had been a patient 11 days. She had been ill with a heart condition for two weeks.
Born April 7, 1900 in Rochester to Franklin P. and Julia HETZNER DAVIDSON, she was married April 9, 1923 in Rochester to Roy E. KINDIG, who survives. She attended the Rochester First Christian church while she lived here and was a member of the Mout Zion club.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. George (Mary) SOMERS, Fair Oaks, Cal.; a son, Richard E. [KINDIG], Phoenix; a sister, Mrs. Leo (Bessie) TRUXEL, Tujunta, Cal.; two brothers, Samuel DAVIDSON, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Robert DAVIDSON, Crown Point; a half-brother, William SCHRADER, Mexico, Ind., and sis grandchildren.

William A. Schooley
Last rites for William Albert SCHOOLEY, 76, Mentone, who died unexpectedly Saturday, were conducted this afternoon at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone. Elder Elias SARBER officiated and burial was in the Mentone cemetery.
Mr. Schooley died after suffering an apparent heart attack while working near Palestine lake.
The marshal of Mentone from 1950-1955, Mr. Schooley was born in Warsaw Aug. 16, 1889 and had resided most of his life in the Mentone area. He was married Sept. 24, 1910 to Faye FAWLEY, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dwight REICHARD, Mentone; Mrs. Frederick NEER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Robert PARKER, Bourbon; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; four brothers, Raymond, Vern and Alfred [SCHOOLEY], all of Elkhart, and Reber [SCHOOLEY], Warsaw, and two sisters, Mrs. Levi SECHRIST, Warsaw, and Mrs. Kenneth HART, Claypool.

Tuesday, May 17, 1966 to Wednesday, May 18, 1966

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Thursday, May 19, 1966

Pfc. Roger D. Manns
Full military rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Church of God for Pfc. Roger D. MANNS, 18, R.R. 2, Akron, who died of drowning while in service with the First Cavalry Division in South Viet Nam.
The Rev. Forest CARLSON will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.
The Army did not divulge the details of Pfc. Mann's drowning except to state that it was during a military operation.
He is survived by his wife, Linda [MANNS]; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar MANNS, R.R. 2, Akron; a sister, Barbara [MANNS], who is a junior at Akron high school, and his great-grandmother, Mrs. O. S. HOPKINS, Warsaw.
Pfc. Manns was born in Rochester Aug. 11, 1947. He left the United States with the Army last May 1 and arrived in Viet Nam five days later.

Burvia A. Eckelbarger
Burvia A. ECKELBARGER, 64, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 1:40 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient one day. Seriously ill three months, he had been in failing health for two years. He lived on the east shore of Lake Manitou.
Born June 12, 1901 in Wabash county, he was the son of George and Elida BIRD ECKELBARGER. He was married March 30, 1921 in Converse to Ruth A. MALOTT, who survives. Mr. Eckelbarger had lived in Rochester 20 years and previously resided in Marion and Converse. He retired from the Bendix corporation in South Bend two years ago because of ill health.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Naomi) HUTCHENS, R.R. 6, Rochester; Mrs. Sterling (Mary) REED, Swayzee, and Mrs. Kenneth (Rose Ellen) SHANE, Kokomo; a son, Virgil F. [ECKELBARGER], Jonesboro; eight grandchildren, and three nephews.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan D. BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Converse, with graveside rites at 3 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday, May 20, 1966

Everett Books
Everett BOOKS, age 52, 121 West 3rd street passed away at Woodlawn hospital at 11:03 a.m. today. Funeral arrangements pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, May 21, 1966

Everett F. Books
Final rites for Everett F. BOOKS, 52, 121 West Third street, who died at 11:03 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Hugh STEWART will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rochester Masonic lodge also will conduct services. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Books had been a patient in the hospital for one week and had been in failing health for 11 years.
Formerly employed by the Pennsylvania railroad, he was an employee of the signal department of the Erie railroad for 15 years before retiring in 1955.
Mr. Books was born April 1, 1914 in Twelve Mile to Guy and Ella HATTERY BOOKS. He moved to Rochester as a child and had lived here since then. He was married Sept. 15, 1935 in Rochester to Esther F. PICKENS, who survives. He was a member of the United Presbyterian church, Rochester Masonic Lodge 79 and Royal Arch Masons 90.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Janice Sue WESNER, Richland, Va.; the father, of Rochester, and three grandchildren.

Emma M. Overmyer
Mrs. Emma M. OVERMYER, 87, longtime resident of the Burr Oak community died at 5 p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard (Mary) STOKES of Mishawaka. She had been seriously ill since April.
Born April 21, 1879 in Wyandotte county, O., she was the daughter of Joseph and Bertha KARR Von EHR. She had lived all her life in the Burr Oak community except for the last few years when she resided with her children. She was married to Charles OVERMYER April 11, 1903. He died Feb. 6, 1958.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Margaret) KIMMEL, R.R. 1, Culver, and Mrs. STOKES; a son, Russell V. [OVERMYER], Culver; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Dwight McCLURE officiating. Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Clyde H. Dygert
Clyde H. DYGERT, 82, former resident of Chicago and of Argos, died in South Bend St. Joseph hospital at 10:30 a.m. Friday after an eight-month illness.
Born May 6, 1884, in Elkhart, he was the son of Silas M. and Grace CORPE DYGERT. He had lived in South Bend the past year with his sister, Mrs. Fred (Hazel) DeFERBRACHE. Previously, he had lived in Argos with a brother, Dr. Roy DYGERT. He had lived in Chicago 51 years before moving to Indiana. He was married to Marie MILLER in Chicago Feb. 2, 1913. She died in February, 1961.
He was a retired engineer on the New York Central railroad, by which he was employed for 51 years. He was a member of the Chicago Athletic club and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers of Chicago.
Surviving are the sister, Mrs. DeFerbrache, and the brother, Dr. Dygert; two step-daughters, Miss Peggy MILLER, Chicago, and Mrs. Floyd (Dolly) ANDERSON, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; several step-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at funeral home.

Fred E. Warren
Fred E. WARREN, 71, R.R. 1, Mentone, formerly of Rochester, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday at his residence following a heart attack.
Born July 14, 1894 in Silver Lake, he was the son of William and Ella SHAULTS WARREN. He had resided near Mentone the last nne years, moving from Rochester. He was a farmer and was employed by Floyd TUCKER. He was married in April, 1937, to Nora McDONALD, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, William [WARREN], Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Mary) ODEN, 0R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. Donna Jean DILTS, Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. William (Deloris) CONOVER, Hammond; a half-brother, Huitt SMITH, Elkhart; fourteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the King-Reed memorial home. Burial will be in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Mike Rudo
Mike RUDO, 78, R.R. 2, Akron, a native of Yugoslavia and a retired farmer, died in Woodlawn hospital at 9:40 p.m. Friday after a three-year illness. He immigrated to Omaha, Neb., in 1908 from his native county, moving to the Akron community in 1946.
He was born March 15, 1888. He married Catherine BLESS at Omaha on June 17, 1919. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, George [RUDO], Muncie; Sava [RUDO], Omaha, and Stephen [RUDO], at home; a granddaughter whom he and his wife reared, Mrs. George (Cathy) CLEMANS, Argos, and nine other grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be at Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday.

Monday, May 23, 1966

Kenneth V. Personett
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Kenneth Vane PERSONETT, 71, retired attorney who died of cancer early Saturday at North District hospital in Pompano Beach, Fla. He was a former Rochester resident.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Personett, who had been ill since Novemer and hospitalized for 10 weeks, was born near Akron April 16, 1895, the son of Ulysses and Rosalle GINN PERSONETT.
He moved to Pompano Beach last November after living 11 years at his home on the Tippecanoe river, five miles northeast of here. Prior to that he resided at Berwyn, Ill., where he practiced law.
On July 10, 1919, he was married to Agnes BREACHA, in Chicago. She survives. Mr. Personett was a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion and Elks lodge in Chicago and of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Betty HILLEGASS, Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Van LUE, Rochester; a brother, Mur [PERSONETT], Webster, Wis.; five grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Orpha E. Hartman
Mrs. Orpha E. HARTMAN, 69, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died Sunday at 2 a.m. at Plymouth's Fairview nursing home. She had been ill four months of a cerebral stroke.
A member of the Twin Lakes E.U.B. church and the Rutland Community Circle, she had led an active life in those communities her entire life.
The daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth GURTHEL RINGER, she was born Near Plymouth Jan. 4, 1897. She was married at Plymouth Feb. 20, 1926, to Lawrence HARTMAN who died in March, 1964.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Mary Ruth) THOMPSON and two sons, Darwin ad Leo [HARTMAN], all of Plymouth; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Howard MURDOCK and Mrs. Archie KREIGHBAUM, both of Plymouth; two brothers, Ira RINGER, Plymouth, and Roy RINGER, of Argos.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be at Plymouth's new Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 24, 1966

Mrs. Verl Brugh
Mrs. Verl BRUGH, formerly of Leiters Ford, died Monday at her home in South Bend. Last rites will be in that city Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow at the Leiters Ford cemetery. Mrs. Jeanette GOHN of Rochester is a niece.

Kenneth V. Personett
Among survivors of Kenneth V. PERSONETT, 71, former Rochester resident who died Saturday at Pompano Beach, Fla., is a son, Glenn [PERSONETT], of Chicago.

Wednesday, May 25, 1966

Emma L. Stockberger
Mrs. Emma L. STOCKBERGER, 85, a resident in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oren (Marjorie) CONRAD, R.R. 3, Rochester for the past 13 years, died at 12:05 a.m. today following an illness of two years. She was a Tippecanoe school teacher prior to her marriage.
The daughter of William and Mary SICKMAN JORDAN, she was born April 9, 1881, in Marshall county near Tippecanoe. In January 1906, she married Delbert I. STOCKBERGER, who died in 1939. She was one of a family of 10 children.
A member of the Richland Center Methodist church, she also was active in the What-Not club in Richland township.
Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. CONRAD; two sons, Kenneth [STOCKBERGER], Argos, and Harold [STOCKBERGER], R.R. 3, Rochester; fifteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Bessie HACHMAN, Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be at Richland Center Methodist church Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Edward MILLER officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home aftr 2 p.m. Thursday until 11:30 a.m. Friday, then from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Thursday, May 26, 1966

Vesta I. Perry
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Titus funeral home in Warsaw, for Mrs. Vesta Ianthe PERRY, who died at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday after an illness of five years.
The Rev. James MARTIN will officiate and burial will be at the Silver Creek Church of God cemetery.
Mrs. Perry, daughter of Loren and Katherine (PAXTON) COFFIN, was born at Akron, Jan. 2, 1890. On April 20, 1912, she was married to Albert Monroe PERRY, who died March 16, 1965.
She was graduated from Akron high school and Rochester Normal University and Winona Geachers College. She taught elementary school at Bethel School in Henry township until 1912. She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Survivors include five sons, Robert [PERRY], Huntington; Dale [PERRY], Warsaw; Dwight [PERRY], Elmwood, Wis.; Noel John [PERRY], Milford, and Loren Lee [PERRY], Elkhart; five daughters, Mrs. Guilford (Frieda) RING, Indianapolis; Mrs. Harry (Margaret) BRENNER, Mesa, Ariz.;; Mrs. Lewis (Nettie) STONE, Granada Hills, Cal.; Mrs. Loren (Alice) MATTIX, Rochester, and Mrs. Ted (Jean) BOYLE, Phoenix, Ariz; thirty-five grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were two sons, Neil and Eldon [PERRY]; two sistrs, Mrs. Waity EBER and Mrs. Mercie YOUNG, and two brothers, Ivan and Daniel COFFIN.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Charlotte Severns
Mrs. Orville (Charlotte) SEVERNS, the former Charlotte WALTZ, died this morning at 8:15 o'clock in South Bend Memorial hospital after a year's illness.
The Severnses are former residents of this city, having moved to South Bend about 25 years ago.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Mary Marshall
Word has been received here of the recent death in Indianapolis of Miss Mary MARSHALL, former English eacher and librarian at Rochester high school. Miss Marshall, 60, had been teaching English at Southport high school. She is survived b her mother and two brothers.

Viola Van Gilder
Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Van GILDER, 90, Plymouth, grandmother of Mrs. Willard A. SHORTZ, R.R. 5, Rochester, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth.

Friday, May 27, 1966

Charlotte V. Severns
Mrs. Charlotte V. SEVERNS, 54, South Bend, died at 8 a.m. Thursday at South Bend's Memorial hospital following a year's illness. She had been television and radio station WSBT rcord librarian in South Bend prior to her illness.
A native of Fulton, she was the daughter of T. J. and Nellie WALTZ and was born Dec. 13, 1911. She married Orville SEVERNS at Star City in 1933. He survives.
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. George THOMPSON, Jr., Rochester, and a brother, Paul WALTZ, San Diego, Cal.
Funeral services will be at the Welsheimer funerl home at South Bend Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William SIMPSON of Rochester's E.U.B. church officiating. Burial will be at Rochester's I.O.O.F. cemetery at 3:30 p.m. where grveside rites will be conducted.

Mary A. Braden
Mrs. Mary A. BRADEN, 79, of the Peabody Memorial Home, North Manchester, and former Rochester resident, died at the Lutheran hospital at Fort Wayne Thursday at 9:30 p.m. She had been a resident at the Peabody home four months.
Born Aug. 27, 1886, she was the daughter of John J. and Mary E. SMITH NORMAN. She was married to Don BRADEN in December, 1947. He died in 1963. She previously had been married to [Benjamin S. BAKER], who died in 1946. She was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church. Survivors include several cousins.
Funeral services will be at the Peabody Memorial Home Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Hugh STEWART and Supt. William VISSER officiating. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery, where graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the Peabody home after noon Monday.

Saturday, May 28, 1966

Otis B. Putterbaugh
Otis B. PUTTERBAUGH, 52, Peru, former Rochester building contractor, died Friday at 12:40 p.m. in Parkview hospital at Fort Wayne after an illness of six weeks.
Mr. Putterbaugh, who resided at 435 North Broadway street in Peru, was president of Peru Building Service. He formerly was co-owner with Harley McGEE of the Rochester Building Service. He sold his interest in the local business to McGee six years ago and moved to Peru.
He was a member of the Peru Methodist church, Masonic lodge, Shrine club and Rotary club, all in Peru, and was a veteran of World War II.
Born Nov. 4, 1913, at Lagro, he was the son of Milford and Hilda HUNNICUTT PUTTERBAUGH. His marriage was in 1934 to Helen Marjorie KEESEY, who survives.
Also surviving are his parents, of Marion; three sons, James [PUTTERBAUGH], Kokomo; Milford [PUTTERBAUGH], Peru, and Mark [PUTTERBAUGH], at home; one daughter, Sherry Gail [PUTTERBAUGH], at home; one sister, Mrs. James THOMPSON of Marion, and four grandchildren.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the First Methodist church at Peru with the Rev. Tom WEIGAND officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru and for an hour before the service at the church.
The family requests that contributions other than flowers be made to the cancer fund.

Lewis M. Jewell
Lewis M. JEWELL, 72, Robinson, Ill., a native of this city, died at 2 p.m. Friday at the Crawford County (Ill.) Memorial hospital. He left Rochester in 1924. He married Erma KLECKNER of Argos in 1918. She survives.
The son of Casper Byron and Harriett BOCKOVER JEWELL, he was born in Rochester Oct. 28, 1893.
A sister, Mrs. Robert W. KEIM, R.R. 1, Rochester, also survives.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Buchanan funeral home in Robinson. Burial will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry, where graveside rites will be conducted.

Monday, May 30, 1966

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Tuesday, May 31, 1966

Frank T. Davidson
Frank T. DAVIDSON, former resident of Leiters Ford, died Friday at Terre Haute. Final rites and burial were conducted there today. He was the son of Thomas and Laura McINTIRE DAVIDSON and is survived by five sisters and two brothers, including Paul DAVIDSON of Leiters Ford.

Frank W. Singer
Frank W. SINGER, 97, R.R. 2, Akron, died Saturday at 5:20 p.m. in the Miller nursing home here, where he had been a patient 4 1/2 years. His home was five miles northwest of Akron.
A retired farmer, he was born Sept. 15, 1868, near Kewanna, the son of James and Susan WYCOFF SINGER. His marriage was in 1895 to Emma HENDERSON, who died in 1908.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Gladys SELLER, Knox.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Carl OVERHOLSER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Daisy Leone Turner
Miss Daisy Leone "None" TURNER, 88, 223 West 10th street, who operated a millinery business here for 54 years before retiring in 1955, died at 7 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. Ill for several months, she was admittd to the hospital Friday.
Miss Turner was born in Rochester March 19, 1878 and had resided in this community all her life. Her parents were Francis H. and Clarice Ellen BALL TURNER. She was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are a sister, Miss Marie TURNER, at home; a nephew, Herschel G. TURNER, Indianapolis, and a niece, Mrs. William (Isabelle) CROFOOT, Indian Rocks, Fla. A sister, Isabelle TURNER, died Aug.27, 1961.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Robert J. Noonan
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Robert J. NOONAN, 72, R.R. 1, South Fort Mitchell, Ky., who died Friday at 8 p.m. in Booth Memorial hospital at Covington, Ky., where he had been a patient 11 days.
The Rev. Elmer SWINEHART will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Noonan was born Dec. 23, 1892, in Amboy, Ill., to Patrick and Emmaline LEWIS NOONAN and came to Rochester as a child. He moved to Kentucky as a young man. He was married in St. Joseph, Mich., to Hazel GREEN and was a retired employee of the Acme-Anderson Steel company in Newport, Ky.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, George [NOONAN], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Merrill [NOONAN], Charleston, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ellener) HALEY, South Fort Mitchell, Ky., and Mrs. Daniel (Alta Louise) HAHN, Park Hill, Ky.; fourteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, June 1, 1966

Charles Howes
Peru, Ind. (AP) - Charles HOWES, 100, whose parents received first marriage license issued in Miami county, was buried today at Denver, north of here.

Debra S. Grass
Debra [Sue] GRASS, six-year-old daughter of Kermit and Janice GRASS, of R.R. 5, Rochester, was killed about 9 a.m. today in a car-pickp crash on Ind. 17 northwest of Rochester.
The girl was dead on arrival at Parkview hospital in Plymouth with a broken neck and cuts on her head, face and chest.
She was the first traffic fatality in Fulton county this year.
Two other persons were injured in the crash.
The victim's grandmother, Mrs. Lucille NEWCOMER, Kewanna, suffered cuts and possible fractured left knee and possible internal injuries. She is at Parkview hospital. Mrs. Newcomer was driving the car in which the little girl was riding.
Charles WIDMAN, R.R. 4, Rochester, driving the truck, suffered face and head cuts and chest injuries. He was taken to Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac.
The sheriff's office has not been able to question either of the drivers. However, witnesses said Mrs. Newcomer was driving a 1963 Chevrolet south on Ind. 17 and Widman was going east on County Road 400 North when the vehicles collided in the intersection. The girl was in the right front seat.
The accident site is a mile south and three miles west of Leiters Ford.
The body of Janice Grass was taken to the Foster & Good funeral home, where arrangements are pending.

Harry James Buchanan
Last rites were conducted this morning in the Truesdale Donwtown chapel at Kalamazoo, Mich., for Harry James BUCHANAN, 79, a native of Rochester who died Monday afternoon. Mr. Buchanan was born here Dec. 30, 1887 to Peter Macklin and Margaret RICHESON BUCHANAN. He had lived in Kalamazoo 26 years. Surviving are the wif, a daughter, a son, and five grandchildren. A son preceded in death.

Thursday, June 2, 1966

Edith Maddux
Mrs. Edith MADDUX, 75, 301 East Eighth street, who last resided with her son, Harold E. MADDUX, R.R. 2, Rochester, near Athens, died at Woodlawn hospital at 12:30 a.m. today. She had been in ill health for many months.
The daughter of Joseph and Mary PRILL McINTIRE, she was born Oct. 10, 1890 in the Millark community. She married R. D. MADDUX, who preceded in death. She had lived her entire life in fulton county. She was a member of the Athens Sunshine Circle.
Survivors are the son; two grandchildren whom she had reared - Mrs. Roy (Betty) SWICK, Rochester, and Joseph MADDUX, Des Plaines, Ill., and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be at the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Debra Sue Grass
Last rites for Debra Sue GRASS, 6, daughter of Kermit and Janice Sue GRASS of R.R. 5, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH oficiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
The girl was killed at 9 a.m. Wednesday in a car-pickup truck accident at Ind. 17 and County Road 400 North four miles southwest of Leiters Ford. She suffered a broken neck.
Debra Sue was born in Rochester May 30, 1960. She attended kindergarten in Mentone and the Talma Bible church.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Randy Gene [GRASS], 1 1/2, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert NEWCOMER, Kewanna; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Blanche GRASS, R.R. 5, Rochester; a maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Golda HAMMOND, Kewanna, and numerous, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Timothy D. Arnold
Word has been received of the death a few minutes after premature birth of Timothy Daniel ARNOLD, son of a former Rochester woman. The boy died Sunday at the U.S. air base hospital in Madrid, Spain Sunday. The father is stationed at the base.
The parents are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel ARNOLD. The mother is the former Rosemary KESTNER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy KESTNER, who forerly lived in Rochester. The mother is the granddaughter of Mrs. Grace MULLICAN of Rochester. The paternal grandparents of the baby are Mr. and Mrs. David ARNOLD, Barberton, O.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Allen funeral home at Bunker Hill and burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery at Kokomo.

Alice J. Sanderson
Mrs. Alice J. SANDERSON, 84, Argos, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Plymouth Parkview hospital shortly after suffering a heart seizure at her home.
A native of Nelson, Lancashire, England, and the daughter of Charles and Mary SCOTT she was born Sept. 12, 1881. She was married to James SANDERSON at Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, in 1907. He survives. She had lived in the Argos community since 1916, moving there from South Bend. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church and the WSCS charter membership.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Eileen) FREE and Mrs. Elmer (Bernice) MASTERMAN, both of Argos; six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Argos Methodist church with the Rev. Douglas STANWYCK officiating. Burial will be at Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday, then at the church until the services.

Friday, June 3, 1966

Edith L. Matthews
Mrs. Edith L. MATTHEWS, 48, 8809 Lakeview road, Lakeside, Cal., a suburb of San Diego, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday at the El Cajon Valley (Cal.) hospital. She had been ill for the past 10 years and seriously ill in recent months. Her sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Doris) HOOD, R.R. 4, Rochester, was notified early today.
A 1934 graduate of Rochester high school, she was born in the Kewanna community Aug. 10, 1917, to Ellis V. and Monnie MOORE BARKER. She married Harry C. MATTHEWS in Detroit Sept. l27, 1935. He survives. She was a member of the Escondido (Cal) Church of God.
Survivors include the husband a daughter, mrs. Lynn STONE; three sons, Loren, John and James [MATTHEWS], all of the San Diego community; the mother, Mrs. BARKER, a brother, Vern [BARKER], Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Hood.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, June 4, 1966

L. Ozro Marley
L. Ozro MARLEY, 78, Elwood, died early this morning at Mercy hospital in Elwood. Death came after a sudden illness.
Born Dec. 12, 1887, in Madison county, he was the son of Alex and Mary Jane MARLEY. His marriage was to Marie LEAVITT, who died in 1958. Mr. Marley, a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church, was employed by the Ventoura corporation in Elwood.
Surviving are four children, Robert L. MARLEY, Rochester; Mrs. Robert SMITH, Elwood, and Mrs. Lawrence TUTEROW and Mrs. Charles STANLEY, both of Anderson; one sister, Mrs. Josie WADE, Indianapolis; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Wesleyan Methodist church at Elwood with the Rev. Russell HOPPES officiating. Burial will be in Elwood city cemetery. Friends may call at the Copher-Fesler funeral home at Elwood after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, June 6, 1966

Charley E. Murfitt
Charley E. MURFITT, 71, R.R. 3, Rochester near Leiters Ford, died Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac, where he had been a patient since Decoration Day. He had retired from farming in March, 1962, having moved to the Leiters Ford community from Brook in 1918.
The son of William and Mary ULYATT MURFITT, he was born at Brook in Newton county Aug. 16, 1894. He married Florence CLINE at B rook Feb. 17, 1918. She survives. He was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church and Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Lodge 618.
Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Mary (Charlotte) CHAPMAN, Brook; Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) RICKS, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Dale (Rosella) FELTS, R.R. 2, Akron; a son, Edward L. MURFITT, Plymouth; fifteen grandchildren; two brothers, Roscoe and William [MURFITT], both of Brook. Two sons preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery where graveside ritual will be conducted by the I.O.O.F. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Helen Smith
Mrs. Charles (Helen) SMITH, 53, Akron, died at the Wabash county hospital at 4:30 a.m. today. She was admitted Sunday for surgery. A lifetime resident of Fulton county, she had been a patient in the Friendly nursing home at Wabash for several months and aill for several years.
The daughter of James and Minnie POTTINGER SEBRING, she was born in Fulton county Aug. 22, 1912. She married Charles A. SMITH at Huntington Feb. 24, 1932. He died in 1963. She was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Service Guild of that church.
Survivors include three daughters, Miss Jerry SMITH, Wabash; Mrs. William (Carol) SMITH, Oxon Hill, Md., and Mrs. Richard (Joyce) SEE, Akron; the mother, Mrs. Minnie EBER, Akron, and two grandchildren. Three brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Lora A. Carson
Mrs. Lora A. CARSON, 90, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 8:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had moved to the Macy community 34 years ago from Logansport.
She was the daughter of William and Amanda THREEWIT PENNOCK, born at Dunreath, near Indianapolis, Nov. 12, 1875. She was married to Robert T. CARSON June 15, 1893. He died in 1906. She was a member of the Macy methodist church, WSCS and the Macy WCTU. Survivors are a son, Lloyd W. CARSON, Macy, and nieces and nephews. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Macy Methodist church Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery in Cass county. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Lottie June Huddleston
Mrs. Lottie June HUDDLESTON, 73, Frankfort, mother of William E. HUDDLESTON, R.R. 3, Rochester, was dead on arrival at the Clinton county hospital Saturday, presuably suffering a heart attack earlier. She was a native of Clinton county, the daughter of Paul and Sarah HARNMAN FAIRFIELD. She married John D. HUDDLESTON in 1910 at Frankfort.
She was a member of the Rebecca lodge, the Izaak Walton auxiliary and the Women's Relief Corps.
Survivors are the husband; a son, William [HUDDLESTON], two daughters, Mrs. Lucille SHEETS, R.R. 2, Frankfort, and Mrs. Bernie HOMM, Frankfort, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at the Eller funeral home in Frankfort Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Archie SHOWEN officiating. Burial will be at the Bunnell cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 7, 1966

[no obits]

Wednesday, June 8, 1966

Stanley Patch
Stanley Lynd PATCH, 49, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 7:15 a.m. today at his Nyona Lake residence of amatrophic lateral sclerosis, a form of muscular dystrophy. He had been ill one year.
Born to Paul and Cleo PATCH in Brockton, Mont., Sept. 4, 1916, Mr. Patch moved to Indiana in May of 1957 and to Nyona Lake the next year. He was married Dec. 24, 1940 in Sand Creek, Mont., to LaBertha Marie THORNBURG, who survives. He was an employee of the Midland Lumber company at Peru.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Keith Stanley [PATCH], Nyona Lake; three daughters, Jane Marie, Marilyn Kay and Diana Jean, all of Nyona Lake; the father, Paul PATCH, Sidney, Mont.; three brothers, Orin [PATCH], Brockton, Mont., Wendell [PATCH], Sidney, Mont., and Kenneth [PATCH], Fort Wayne, and a sister, Wilma MERCIER, Kalispell, Mont.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. Philip ISGRIGG officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton Citizens' cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 7 o'clock tonight until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Friday. The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the muscular dystrophy fund.

John A. Exaver
John A. EXAVER, 79, president of the Rochester Farmers Mutual Insurance company, died at the Miller nursing home at 3:20 a.m. today. A lifetime resident of Monterey, he died after an illness of two years.
The son of George and Margaret PONTIOUS EXAVER, he was born at Monterey Dec. 4, 1886. He married Madeline DOLL May 14, 1949, at Monterey. She survives. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic church in Monterey, and a director of the First National bank in Monterey.
Besides his wife, the only other survivor is a brother, Leo [EXAVER], South Bend.
Last rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's church with Father MATUZAK officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. Thursday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Margaret Clymer
Mrs. Harry (Margaret) CLYMER, 91, Mentone, died at the Fairview nursing home in Plymouth at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday. A 15-year resident of Mentone, she entered the nursing home Feb. 17, 1966.
The daughter of Highway and Adeline DILLE, she was born Oct. 31, 1874 in Fulton county. She married Harry CLYMER, who died in 1952. She was a member of the World War I Mothers and the Tiosa Brethren church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel WALTERS, Mentone; four granddaughters; fourteen great-grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Two sons, Forest and Claude [CLYMER], preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the King-Reed Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, June 9, 1966

Margaret Clymer
Last rites were conducted this afternoon for Mrs. Margaret E. CLYMER, 91, Mentone, who died Tuesday at Plymouth Fairview nursing home.
The Rev. Howard ADDLEMAN officiated at the services in the Mentone Baptist church. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The King-Reed memorial home at Mentone was in charge of arrangements.

Friday, June 10, 1966

Andrew J. Leffert
Andrew J. LEFFERT, 69, Argos, died of a heart seizure in his home at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. He was a retired farmer.
Ths son of Gabriel and Savilla FIEKERT LEFFERT, he was born near Argos June 8, 1897. He was married to Nellie RIDDLE March 25, 1916 at Plymouth. She survives. A member of the Gilead Methodist church and the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge No. 373, he was one of the board of trustees for the Maple Grove cemetery.
Surviving with the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Marie) RINGLE, Argos; three sons, Austin and Lester Glen [LEFFERT], both of Plymouth, and Harry [LEFFERT], Culver; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Cousta JONES, Bourbon, and Mrs. Herbert (Essie) MORRELL, Argos, and a brother, Harmon [LEFFERT], Plymouth. A brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Russell GOOD and Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. I.O.O.F. services will be conducted at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Robert L. Rentschler
Robert L. RENTSCHLER, grandson of a pioneer family that settled in the Fulton community in the 1880s, died at Woodlawn hospital at 6 p.m. Thursday after an illness of four weeks. He was 71 years old.
A lifetime resident of Fulton and a farmer, he was born July 13, 1894 to George A. and Lettie LUDWIG RENTSCHLER.
Mr. Rentschler was chairman of the board of trustees of the Fulton Baptist Temple and was active in all activities of the church. He also was a member of the Fulton Masonic lodge. He was married Jan. 29, 1916 in Michigan City to Marie DICE, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Howard [RENTSCHLER], Fulton; two granddaughters, Rene [RENTSCHLER], at home, and Mrs. William (Rhea) LAWSON, Anderson; three brothers of Fulton, George, Elgy and Clarence [RENTSCHLER], and nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Marjorie WRAY of Logansport. Four brothers, Andy, Verle, Paul and Henry [RENTSCHLER], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fulton Baptist Temple with the Rev. James L. RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 1 p.m. Saturday until 10:30 a.m. Sunday and at the church aftr 1 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, June 11, 1966

Ralph E. Kistler, Sr.
Ralph E. KISTLER, Sr., 55, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Friday at his home of a heart attack. He had rsided most of his life in the Leiters Ford vicinity.
the son of Milton and Jane CLEMAN KISTLER, he was born July 21, 1910 in Royal Center. He was married Feb. 3, 1948, in South Bend to Verna CRIPE, who survives. He was a farmer and was active in the Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the wife are the mother, R.R. 4, Rochester; a daughter, Cheryl [KISTLER], at home; three sons, Joe [KISTLER], R.R. 3, Bremen; John [KISTLER], Indianapolis, and Ralph [KISTLER], Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. Virgil (Betty) GRIFFIN, Chicago; a brother, Wayne C. [KISTLER], R.R. 3, Rochester; seven grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A brother, Sidney [KISTLER], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, June 13, 1966

Franklin A. Best
Franklin A. "Dick" BEST, brother of Everett and Robert BEST of Rochester, died of a heart attack at his home in Indianapolis at 7:45 a.m. Sunday. He was an uncle of Mrs. Charles CLEVENGER and Mrs. Gerald NEFF of Rochester. Mr. Best was a salesman for Hedges Pontiac in Indianapolis and a former secretary of the State Holstein Friesian association. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple mortuary in Indianapolis

Kenneth D. Bowen
Kenneth Dale BOWEN, 15, Lakeville, drowned while swimming in Riddle Lake near Lakeville at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. He was an ex-residet of Rochester.
The son of Raymond and Margaret BOWEN, he was born Oct. 9, 1950 in Fochester. He was a relative of Dr. Otis BOWEN, state representative. He was a student at Lakeville high school.
Surviving with the parents are six brothers, James [BOWEN], Lakeville; Richard, Larry, Dennis, Gary and Michael [BOWEN], all at home; six sisters, Mrs. Betty GOODMAN, Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Judy MILLISER, Plymouth; Mrs. Connie TRIBBEY, Mrs. Jane DIXON and Mrs. Linda RUTHERFORD, all of Lakeville, and Sandra [BOWEN], at home.
Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at he Lakeville Methodist church with the Rev. Kent BENNETT officiating. Friends may call at the Hardin Memorial chapel in Lakeville until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, June 14, 1966

Margaret L. Halterman
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Margaret L. HALTERMAN, 76, Chicago, former Macy and Twelve Mile resident, who died Monday morning at Cook County hospital in Chicago.
The Rev. William KING will officiate and burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery near Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Halterman had been a hospital patient since Thursday, following a stroke. She had lived in Chicago since 1942.
Born March 17, 1890, near North Liberty, she was the daughter of John and Amelia BURLINGCOURT SHENEMAN. In 1907 at Plymouth, she married Ernest P. HALTERMAN, who died in 1944.
Surviving are a son, Earl [HALTERMAN], Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Harley O'BRYANT, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Laura HENRY, Plymouth; a brother, Fred SHENEMAN, North Liberty; three grandchildren, Lessel and Lewis HALTERMAN, both of Macy, and Willis HALTERMAN, Rochester; ten great-great-granchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, June 15, 1966 to Friday, June 17, 1966

[no obits]

Saturday, June 18, 1966

Wesley O. Meek
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Wesley Odus MEEK, 76, 165 Pontiac street, who died Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Veterans hospital in Indianapolis, where he had been a patient since May 3. He was in failing health 3 1/2 years.
The Rev. Ronald HOWE will officiate, along with an officer of the Salvation Army. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
A residen of Rochester since 1937, Mr. Meek moved here from New Castle. He was an iron moulder at Rochester Metal Products plant, retiring in 1956.
A World War I veteran, he attended the Rochester Natarene church and was a member of the Fulton County Christian Sister and Brotherhood. He had played in Salvation Army bands at New Castle and Vincennes, also helped organize a Salvation Army string band.
Born in Carmi, Ill., Dec. 3, 1889, he was the son of John and Lucinda PRUITT MEEK. His marriage was June 19, 1915, at Paris, Ill., to Cecelia Grace FREEMAN of Farmersburg, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Helen BRIGHT, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Mrs. Ruth ENYART and Mrs. Olga Marie COOK, both of Rochester; a son, the Rev. Emmett MEEK, Greenville, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Emma DOUGLAS, Mrs. Stella VOVER and Mrs. Mary WHETSEL, all of Terre Haute; a brother, John [MEEK], Vincennes; fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Rebecca Rhodes
Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron for Mrs. Rebecca RHODES, 79, Dadeville, Ala., former Athens resident. She died Friday at Dadeville after an illness of two months.
Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Born Dec. 30, 1886, she was the daughter of James and Rebecca FEECE CLEMENS. Her marriage was to Sumner RHODES, who died in 1958.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Earlda HUMPHRIES, Dadeville.

Monday, June 20, 1966

Olive Sherman
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Olive SHERMAN, 85, Franklin Park, Ill., a former Rochester resident. She died Tuesday. She was a sister of the late Mrs. Ike EMMONS of Rochester and of Mrs. Videll SHEETS, Plymouth, and Mrs. Sue BRITTON, South Bend.

Gale A. Kamp
Funeral services for Gale A. KAMP, 17, 1000 1/2 Monroe street - Fulton county's second traffic victim of the year and its second in 18 days - will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Alfred C. SCHNELL will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
The boy was killed at 2 p.m. Saturday in a one-car accident on U.S. 31 about 3 1/2 miles north of Rocheter. He died of a fractured neck and multiple body fractures. Lyman BAKER, deputy coroner, pronounced the boy dead at the scene.
A passenger in the north-bound car driven by Kamp - Mickey D. SHEDLOCK, 15, 426 East 18th street - suffered a torn ligament in his left ankle and scratches. He was treated at Woodlawn hospital and released.
Shedlock told the sheriff's office and state police that he and Kamp were going to Tiosa to visit friends when their car slid out of control on the slippery highway. There had been a light rain shortly before the accident.
Kamp was driving up the first hill north of the Indiana Metal Products plant - about 200 yards north of the drive to the Wilby Evans gravel pit - when the car went out of control.
Witnesses said the Kamp car almost swerved into coming traffic as Kamp tried to regain control of it. The vehicle went off the east berm, traveled 77 feet and hit a tree broadside on the left side of the car, where Kamp was sitting.
The car was not going fast when it began to skid, Shedlock said. Officers said smooth rear tires and the rain contributed to the accident. State police said seat belts might have saved the boy's life.
Born Dec. 17, 1948 in Rochester, Kamp was the son of Gerald and Gladys EASTLUND KAMP. He was employed by the Townsend Tree Service.
Surviving are the parents; a sister, Olive Irene [KAMP], at home; two brothers, Guy Allan [KAMP], in the U.S. Army at Aberdeen, Md., and Gary Lee [KAMP], at home; two step-sisters, both of Oxford, Ala., and the paternal grandfather, Guy KAMP of Rochester.

Frank A. Davis
Frank A. DAVIS, 85, died at Woodlawn hospital at 11:30 p.m. Sunday following surgery. A lifetime rsident of Fulton county, he had been ill only five days. The son of William and Rebecca DAVIS, he was born in Fulton county July 14, 1880. He married Sarah ANDERSON, who died in 1929. On Nov. 4, 1935 he married Katherine DILLON, who died in 1963. Mr. Davis was a memer of the Fulton County Farm Bureau Co-op.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Blanche) PICKENS, Rochester; a grandchild, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Della PONTIUS, Rochester, and Mrs. Myrtle IRWIN, Marion, and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were two sisters and a brother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, June 21, 1966

Bertha B. Moriarty
Mrs. Bertha B. MORIARTY, 82, lifelong resident of the Tippecanoe community, died at 11 a.m. today at the Klapp nursing home at Argos.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Wednesday, June 22, 1966

Effie A. Ginther
Mrs. Effie A. GINTHER, 60, 419 Clayton street, died at 2:05 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Saturday. She had been in failing health six years.
Born Aug. 13, 1906 in Kankakee, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Beatrice HUNTER SLAYBAUGH. She had lived most of her life in Rochester. She was married Oct. 1, 1922 in Rochester to Harry GINTHER, Sr.
Surviving are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Bernice) LANDON, Indianapolis; Mrs. Welcom (Deloris) FORE, R.R. 1, Mentone, and Mrs. Walter (Pat) DENNY, Rochester; five sons, Harry [GINTHER], Jr., Robert, Verl and Alton [GINTHER], all of Rochester, and Richard [GINTHER], Sacramento, Cal.; seventeen grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Doris BONNEAU, Logansport; Mrs. Charles (Olive) STANDIFORD, Rural Route, Mentone, and Mrs. Howard (Betty) REX, Albion; two brothers, Charles SLAYBAUGH, South Bend, and John SLAYBAUGH, Jr., Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A sister and a brother, Joseph [SLAYBAUGH], 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 Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Bertha B. Moriarty
Final rites for Mrs. Bertha B. MORIARTY, 82, longtime resident of Tippecanoe who died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Klapp nursing home at Argos, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Tippecanoe Christian church.
The Rev. John TALLEY, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call after noon Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and at the church for one hour before services.
Born Feb. 3, 1884, near Mentone to James and Rosie BLUE SEVERNS, Mrs. Moriarty had resided all her life in the Tippecanoe and Mentone areas. She was married June 5, 1902 to Clyde L. MORIARTY, who died in January, 1944. She was a member of the Christian church, Home Economics club and Missionary Socity, all of Tippecanoe.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Annabelle) LAMB, Kokomo, and Mrs. Herman (Mary) DAVIS, Argos; two sons, C.O. "Jim" MORIARTY, Argos, and Lloyd MORIARTY, Bellflower, Cal.; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard SEVERNS, Tippecanoe; a half-brother, Raymond SEVERNS, East Chicago, Ind. Two sons, Floyd and Wendell [MORIARTY], preceded in death.

Barbara Moyer
Mrs. Barbara MOYER, 52, R.R. 2, Macy, died Tuesday morning at her home of a cerebral hemorrhage. She had not been previously ill.
The daughter of Elmer and Oma [PERRY KUHN], she was born July 31, 1913 in Kosciusko county. She married George MOYER in 1939. He survives. Mrs Moyer was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God.
Surviving besides the husband are a son, Richard [MOYER[, R.R. 1, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Dean (Peggy) KERLIN, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Dale (Evelyn) KRIEG, Akron; a brother, Harvey KUHN, LaPorte; two half-brothers, Williard KUHN, Burket and Ray KUHN, Plymouth; a half-sister, Mrs. Wellington (Maurine) YOUNG, Butler, and seven grandchildren.
Services will be at the Olive Branch church at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Gerald BRICKER officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Guy V. Kepler
Guy V. KEPLER, 70, R.R. 3, Argos (Santa Anna community), died suddenly at 3 p.m. Tuesday in his home after suffering a heart seizure. He had been under a doctor's care for 15 months.
Born Jan. 17, 1896 in Culver, he had spent all his adult life in the Santa Anna and Poplar Grove communities.
He was married to Trella THOMPSON at South Bend Dec. 23, 1918. She survives. He was the son of William and Addie WICKIZER KEPLER. He was a farmer for many years, retiring due to illness. He was a past noble grand of Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge and a 48-year member of the lodge.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Philip (Helen) PEER and Mrs. Ralph (Letty) MASTEN, both of Plymouth, and Mrs. Cecil (Jane) WARNER, Argos; two sons, John [KEPLER[, of South Bend and Robert [KEPLER] of R.R. 1, Culver; thirteen grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Helen) HULLINGER, Argos, and a brother, Lewis [KEPLER] of Argos.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today, where rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services in the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wilbur R. Bringham
Wilbur Robinson BRINGHAM, 72, 917 East 14th street, died at 7:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted May 4. He had been ill several years.
A resident of Rochester 48 years, Mr. Bringham was born July 21, 1893 in Lafayette to John Allen and Nora E. ROBINSON BRINGHAM. He was a farmer and a Studebaker employee before retiring. He was married April 12, 1925 in Rochester to Pearl HETZNER, who survives. he was a member of Grace Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Frances Louise) BOWMAN, Fort Wayne, and Miss Alice Marie BRINGHAM, at home; five grandchildren; a brother, John BRINGHAM, Lake-of-the-Woods, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. Helmer (Margaret) NELSON, South Bend. A sister, Mildred [BRINGHAM], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allan BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lindsey G. Ewen, Sr.
Lindsey G. EWEN, Sr. 52, R.R. 6, Rochester, prominent dairy farmer who has resided in the Reiter community since 1928, died at Woodlawn hospital at 10:15 a.m. today, where he was admitted at 5 a.m. He suffered a coronary condition for the last seven years.
The son of Robert M. and Rebeccah ESTES EWEN he was born at Stanton, Ky., Oct. 27, 1913. he married [Lois] KUMLER at Kewanna March 24, 1940.
He was an active member of the First Baptist church, the Masonic lodge, No. 79 and the Royal Arch Masons, No. 90.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Andrew (Nancy) NOFTSGER, Bunker Hill; a son, Lindsey G. [EWEN] at home; three grandsons, Michael, Brian and Rodney NOFTSGER all of Bunker Hill; the father; three brothers, Howard and William P. [EWEN], both of R.R. 6, Rochester and Lonnie [EWEN], Paris, Tenn. and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist church with the Rev. Graham MARSH of the First Christian church officiating. Burial will be at Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery where Masonic rites will be held. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday, until 11:30 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to the service.

Bertha Ames
Bertha AMES, a residet of Argos for many years and wife of John AMES, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Friendly nursing home at Wabash. She was 73 years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Ames operated the Ames Pharmacy in Argos for many years. Arrengements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Thursday, June 23, 1966

Lucille Leonard
Mrs. Lucille LEONARD, 1402 Main street, died about noon today at her home. She had been in ill health the past month.
Mrs. Leonard was 89 years of age. She was a member of one of the city's pioneer families. Her father, George HOLMAN, was a prominent attorney in this city.
A son, George [LEONARD], survives. He presently is traveling in Sweden and attempts were being made to contact him today. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge of last rites.

Bertha O. Ames
Last rites will be at 4 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Mrs. Bertha O. AMES, 73, Argos, who died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Friendly nursing home at Wabash.
The Rev. Douglas STANWYCK will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, where Eastern Star rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. today.
The daughter of John and Flo SECHRIST FURNEY, she was born in Ohio Nov. 23, 1892. She married John J. AMES at Bourbon April 11, 1914 and they operated a drug store in Argos for 31 years. He survives.
She was a member of the Argos Methosist church, O.E.S. No. 265, Rochester White Shrine, Argos Monday club and the Izaak Walton League auxiliary.
She is survives by her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Dorothy} SLOAN, Wabash.

Friday, June 24, 1966

Emma Burkett
Mrs. Emma BURKETT, 94, died at 5:45 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dick MORRIS, R.R. 5, Rochester. A former resident of Green Oak community, she had been in failing health for the past month.
The daughter of Christian and Susannah DAWALD SMOKER, she was born at Chanute, Kan., July 3, 1871. Her first marriage was to Schuyler DAVIS and after his death she married Albert BURKETT, who also preceded in death. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Morris; two step-children, Mrs. Ledolia RIDOUT, Indianapolis, and Otis BURKETT, Rochester; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Albert SMOKER, Akron. A son, two sisters and three brotheres preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with Pastor R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Edna O. Conrad
Mrs. Edna O. CONRAD, 90, R.R. 1, Akron, died Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw, after an illness of three years.
Born Feb. 8, 1876, she was the daughter of Julius and Louise WOOLERY SMITH. Her marriage was in 1899 to Kit CONRAD, who died in 1944. Mrs. Conrad had lived in the Akron community since 1921.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Zella DRUDGE, R.R. 1, Akron; two granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Grace ZOLMAN, and one brother, Lowell SMITH, both of South Bend.
Rites will be Sunday at 2 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 after 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Lucile Leonard
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Lucile LEONARD, 89, 1402 Main street, who died Thursday noon at her home after a brief illness.
The Rev. Hugh STEWART will officiate and burial will be in the Holman family plot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Feb. 23, 1877, in this city, Mrs. Leonard had spent her entire life here except for five years in Cleveland. Her parents were George and Louise BRACKETT HOLMAN. Mr. Holman for many years [was] a prominent attorney in this city.
Mrs. Leonard was married June 4, 1903, in this city to Ralph LEONARD, who preceded in death. A member of the First Baptist church 76 years, she was active in all phases of church work.
She had attended Denison university, Grandville, O., and was admitted to the Indiana bar, although she never practiced the legal profession. Mrs. Leonard was the oldest living graduate of Rochester high school, a charter member of the Fulton County Historical Society and of the Rochester Woman's club, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and long was active in Republican party work.
Surviving are one son, George LEONARD, Akron, O., and four grandchildren. The son will arrive this evening from Bergen, Norway, where he was contacted while on a vacation trip. Cousins include Mrs. Charles PYLE, Mrs. Francis BASTOW, Mrs. Josh BLACKETOR, Mrs. May UMBAUGH, Mrs. Mary BOWEN, Mrs. Hugh HOLMAN, Sr., and Don PLANK, all of Rochester, and a nephew, Hugh HOLMAN, Jr., Fort Wayne.
One son, John [LEONARD], preceded in death in 1962, along with a brother, Hugh B. HOLMAN, in 1946, and a sister, Georgiana [HOLMAN], 1903.

Saturday, June 25, 1966

Albert Boocher
Albert BOOCHER, 68, Kewanna, a retired farmer, died at his home Friday afternoon.
Born Aug. 29, 1897 in North Manchester, he was the son of Ezra and Alice CRILL BOOCHER. He was a member of the Kewanna First Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Barbsara DAY, Plymouth, and Miss Bonnie L. BOOCHER, Kewanna; a son, Daniel E. [BOOCHER], with the Navy in the Pacific; four brothers, Louis and George [BOOCHER], both of Rochester, and Oscar and Leroy [BOOCHER], both of Claypool; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie CREAGER, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Albert TALBOTT, Kewanna, and three grandchildren.
The Harrison funeral home in Kewanna is in charge of last rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Monday, June 27, 1966

Hazel B. Barker
Mrs. Hazel Belle BARKER, 75, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital. She had been in failing health for about 10 years.
The daughter of James and Emma COLTER, she was born in Miami county Nov. 9, 1890. She married Irvin O. BARKER April 7, 1908. He survives.
Also surviving are four daughtrs, Mrs. Gaylord (Esther) ZUMBAUGH and Mrs. Kenneth (Mabel) HARSH, both of R.R. 2, Argos; Mrs. Dennis (Mary) FOOR, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Paul (Edith) HARPER, R.R. 1, Akron; two sons, James A. and Robert O. [BARKER], Oaklawn, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Grover COLTER, Kokomo; John COLTER, Connersville; Noah COLTER, Frankfort, and Lester COLTER, Elwood.
Funeral services will be at the Whippoorwill Community church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Dr. Herbert BESS officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and then at the church.

Eva Belle Nolen
Final rites were conducted this afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Hugh STEWART officiating for Mrs. Eva Belle Ruth NOLEN, 49, 230 East Fourth street, who died of a heart ailment in the Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The daughter of Alva and Anna Mae HOLLOWAY COOPER, she was born July 19, 1916 near Fulton and spent most of her life in Fulton and Marshall counties. On May 18, 1935 she married Charles Junior NOLEN, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Jackie L. and Jerry D. [NOLEN], both of Rochester; a foster daughter, Mrs. William (Sharon) SLONAKER; four grandchildren; the mother; three sisters, Mrs. Woodrow (Margaret) ALSPACH, Macy; Mrs. Alberta McGRIFF and Mrs. James (Stella Pauline) BAYNES, both of Mentons; and two brothers, Virgil L. and Robert E. [COOPER], both of R.R. 5, Rochester.

Lillie A. Wheadon
Lillie A. WHEADON, 80, 1325 Wabash avenue, died at 12:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted June 19. She had been ill one week.
Born Oct. 4, 1885 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Frank and Harriett BOWMAN GREGORY. She had lived here since 1931, moving from Gas City. She was married Sept. 29, 1929 in Gas City to Albert W. WHEADON, who died Sept. 29, 1955. She was a member of the Gas City Baptist church.
Surviving are a grandson, Wilbur WHEADON, Rochester, whom she reared from infancy; two step-sons, Paul and Volney [WHEADON], both of Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary TOWNSEND, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Jessie BOWSER, Plymouth; a niece, and a cousin.
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 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Frances M. Graves
Mrs. Frances Mae GRAVES, 79, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at her home Sunday at 11:15 p.m. She had been seriously ill since November of last year.
Born July 16, 1886 near Rutland county [sic], she had lived in the Burton community the last 30 years. She was the daughter of Reuben and Amanda ASPER ACKLES. Her marriage to Richard GRAVES took place at Tipton Dec. 28, 1918. She was a member of the Burton Metodist church, WSCS, Fulton County WCTU and The Akron Jonah club.
Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Sumner (Clara) SWIHART, Plymouth; Mrs. Elnora MATHEWS and Mrs. Walter (Lillian) CUNNIGHAM, both of Rochester; and Mrs. Lester (Juanita) McKEE, Culver; two sons, LeRoy [GRAVES], South Bend, and Frank [GRAVES], Tallahassee, Fla.; twenty-eight grandchildren; fifty-three great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Belle) WIRTH, Glenview, Ill. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Burton Methodist church Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Edward MILLER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until 11:30 Wednesday and from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

Tuesday, June 28, 1966

Lillie A. Wheadon
Additional survivors of Mrs. Lillie A. WHEADON, 80, 1325 Wabash avenue, who died early Monday, are nine step-grandchildren and twenty-four step-great-grandchildren.

James A. Barron
Mrs. Thomas SNYDER, 203 14th street, has received word of the death of her brother, James A. BARRON, 84, Largo, Fla. He died Tuesday evening. No other information was available.

Elma May Brubaker
Mrs. Elma May BRUBAKER, 83, 1117 Hill street, died at Woodlawn hospital Monday at 1:45 p.m. after being gravely ill for the past six weeks.
The daughter of Charles and Minnie McKIBBEN WINES, she was born in Miami county May 31, 1883. She had lived in the Rochester community nearly all her life. She was first married in Rochester in 1887 to Carl M. PASCHALL, who prceded in death. She married Claude BRUBAKER, Sr., July 28, 1942 here.
She was a member of Onawa club and the Monday Dinner club.
Survivors are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Gretchen) LEININGER, Akron; a son, Berlin PASCHALL, Leiters Ford; two step-sons, Claude [BRUBAKER], Jr. and Arthur BRUBAKER, both of Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Fred (Henrietta) FERGUSON; two grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral seriv es will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allan BYRNE officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 29, 1966

[no obits]

Thursday, June 30, 1966

Helen Gross
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen GROSS, 65, former Kewanna resident, who died Monday at Miami, Fla., will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Kewanna Methodist church with the Rev. Leroy WISE officiating. Burial will be in Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The daughter of Frank P. and Carrie McPHERSON GOULD, she was born in Kewanna Feb. 25, 1901. Her father was longtime editor of The Kewanna Herald. She married Lester GROSS June 4, 1925. He survives. She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and the Kewanna Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors are the husband and three sisters, Mrs. Florence BUDLONG, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Gertrude MILLER, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Mrs. Mary JENNINGS, Miami, Fla.
The Harrison funeral home at Kewanna has charge of arrangements. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday morning until 1 p.m.

Merrell Elliott
Merrell ELLIOTT, 72, R.R. 2, Macy, a retired farmer and veteran of World War I, died at Fort Wayne Veterans Administration hospital at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday. He had been a patient four months and ill for a number of years.
The son of Ashbury and Elnora ARMFIELD ELLIOTT, he was born in Miami county June 5, 1894. He married Denour Concordia CRIPE Sept. 27, 1932. She survives. He was a member of the Gilead Methodist church and the Warsaw American Legion.
Survivors are the wife; a sister, Mrs. Lucille FOGLEMAN, Washington, D.C., and a brother Jesse [ELLIOTT], of Betsy Layne,Ky.
Funeral services will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J. F. BALDWIN officiating. Burial will be at Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Judge Henry S. Bailey
Henry [S.] BAILEY, judge of the Miami circuit court in Peru for some 15 years before his retirement four years ago, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Friendly nursing home at Wabash.
He had served as special judge in Fulton circuit court here on numerous occasions. Several years ago he suffered a stroke while fishing at Lake Manitou.
Memorial services are set for 8:15 a.m. Saturday in the Courthouse at Peru. Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru.
Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Robert TILLETT, South Bend, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Ronald C. KANE, Bremen.

Friday, July 1, 1966

[no obits]

Saturday, July 2, 1966

Warren Gillespie
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Perry Warren GILLESPIE, 75, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died Friday at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Leroy WISE will officiate. Burial will be at Kewanna's I.O.O.F. cemetery.
the son of Frederick and Catherine Jane CALVIN GILLESPIE, he was born Dec. 18, 1890 at Kewanna. He was married March 18, 1918 to Margaret METZGER, who survives. A farmer, he was a member of the Kewanna American Legion post and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (Kathryn) HUNTINGTON and her son Mark [HUNTINGTON], both of New Britain, Conn.; three brothers, Bert and Van Tuyl [GILLESPIE], both of Kewanna, and Victor [GILLESPIE], address unknown, and a sister, Mrs. Hazel BECKNER, Ann Arbor, Mich. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, July 4, 1966

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, July 5, 1966

Wesley O. Meek
Wesley O. MEEK of Rochester, who died June 17, served as a member of the honor guard for the funeral of ex-President Grover CLEVELAND after the latter's death in 1908. Mr. Meek was serving at the time in the U.S. Army, from 1908-11, and reenlisted for World War I duty in 1918. He also was a Medal of Honor winner.

Everett Wilson
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver for Everett "Gov" WILSON, 59, Culver, who died at 6 p.m. Saturday at Plymouth Parkview hospital after a four-year illness.
The Rev. Norris KING officiated at the rites and burial was in the Culver Masonic cemetery.
Born May 22, 1907 in Winamac, he was the son of George and Daisy DeMOSS WILSON. He was a lifetime resident of the Marshall-Fulton county area and was a farmer in the Delong area for many years. On April 30, 1930, he was married in Culver to Irene HUNTER, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alice G. YOUNG, Culver, and two grandchildren.

Raymond Bowers
Funeral services for Raymond "Slim" BOWERS, 56, a native of Rochester and one of the area's finest horsemen, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Peacock funeral home in Kokomo.
The Rev. Kenneth MORGAN will officiate and burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Bowers was well known in the community and throughout the state for his skills in the training of horses. He died Sunday at the Lions club grounds in Russiaville of a neart attack during a horse show.s
He was the manager of Green Meadows Farm in Kokomo - a horse farm that specializes in training of pleasure horses and breedig of thoroughbreds.
Survivors include the wife, Esther P.; two sons, Gerald Leon [BOWERS], Kokomo, and Larry Joseph [BOWERS], Walton; a daughter, Peggy C. BOWERS; eleven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Glenn (Dessie) JONES, Gering, Neb.

Earl E. Stout, Sr.
Earl E. STOUT, Sr., 70, 1206 Main street, died early Sunday morning at his home. He was a retired farmer and former LaPorte factory worker who had lived in this community since 1961.
Born at Circleville, O., June 14, 1890, he was the son of Wesley and Mary EVANS STOUT. He was married at Dayton, O., to Marie GETTIER, who died in 1962. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Manitou Lodge No. 1107.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis FEECE, R.R. 1, Winamac, and Mrs. Louis (Eleanor) FAIR, Vandalia, O.; two sons, Navy Lt. Forrest STOUT, in Naples, Italy, and Earl STOUT, Jr., Dayton, O.; nine grandchildren, and three great-gandchildren.
Funeral services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, July 6, 1966

Evelyn Cox
Mrs. Evelyn COX, 51, R.R. 1, Argos, a teacher at Riddle school, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph hospital in South Bend. Death was unexpected, although she had been ill one week.
Born in Manistee county, Mich., Aug. 23, 1915, she was the daughter of C. Dean and Grethel ROGERS MOW, R.R. 5, Rochester, who survive. Mrs. Cox was married to Charles Robert COX, April 30, 1938 in Michigan City. She was the secretary of the Rochester Classroom Teachers association and a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving with the parents and the husband are a daughter, Mrs. James (Annette) WYSONG, Plymouth and one son, Leland [COX], at home. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be in the Grossman funeral home at Argos Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Douglas STANWYCK officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Imogene Hendrickson
Mrs. Imogene HENDRICKSON, 85, 530 Pontiac street, died at 11:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after a week's serious illness.
She was the widow of Oren HENDRICKSON, former owner of the H. & H. Lumber company here, who died Oct. 28, 1962.
Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge of last rites.

Thursday, July 7, 1966

Minnie Imogene Hendrickson
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Minnie Imogene HENDRICKSON, 86, 530 Pontiac street. She died Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for a week.
The Rev. Hugh STEWART will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Hendrickson was born in Iowa Sept. 7, 1879, the daughter of Aaron and Sarah WOLFE HAINES. Her marriage was in Chicago Sept. 5, 1907, to O. M. HENDRICKSON, who died Oct. 28, 1962. Mr. Hendrickson owned the H. and H. Lumber company, now the Fulton County Lumber company, for many years here.
She was a charter member of the Rochester Woman's club and a member of the First United Presbyterian church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Carl BESSEY, Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. Gus BROWN, Rockford, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Joseph BARNETT, Rochestr, and nices and nephews.

Caughey Raymond Imler
Caughey Raymond "Coy" IMLER, 79, former resident of the Athens community, died Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the home of his daugher, Mrs. Floyd COLLINS, Frankfort.
A retired farmer, Mr. Imler moved from the Athens area four years ago. He also had lived in Carroll, Jaspter and Tippecanoe counties and as a young man had homesteaded in South Dakota.
Born May 8, 1887, in White county, he was the son of William and Sarah Kathrine SNYDER IMLER. His first marriage was Dec. 24, 1914, to Maude Alice CHAPMAN, who died May 14, 1959. He was married in 1960 to Mae KEESEY, who is a patient at an Anderson nursing home.
He was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, William [IMLER], Flora; seven daughters, Mrs. COLLINS, Frankfort; Mrs. Basil ALLEN, Rochester; Mrs. Arthur WARD, Convoy, O.; Mrs. Kenneth PERKINS, Anderson; Mrs. William BUSH, Brookston; Mrs. Max HOFHERR, Fort Wayne Wayne, and Mrs. Roy HERREN, Niles, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Charles PHILLIPS, R.R. 5, Monticello, and Mrs. William COOPMAN, Pittsburg, Ind.; thirty grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were three brothers and two sisters.
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Eller funeral home at Frankfort with the Rev. Earl MOORE officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery, where graveside rites will be at 4 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Mildred Bathrick
Mrs. Mildred E. BATHRICK, 54, 935 Jackson boulevard, died Wednesday at 5:25 p.m. at her home following an illness of six months.
She had resided in Rochester since 1948, moving here from Muskegon, Mich. Born May 23, 1912, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Frank and Emma WINTERS GROSSENBACHER.
Her marriage was Sept. 23, 1932, in South Bend to Fay J. BATHRICK, who survives. Mrs. Bathrick attended the Hillcrst Baptist church.
Also surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Ardith ADAMS, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Dan (Karen) GIBSON, Kirkland, Wash.; Mrs. Dee (Arlene) HOUNSHELL, Rochester, and Marilyn, Gail and Carolyn [BATHRICK], all at home; three sons, Kenneth [BATHRICK] R.R. 2, Rochester; Keith [BATHRICK], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Gordon [BATHRICK], Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Fred SMITH, Tinley Park, Ill.; five brothers, Frank GROSSENBACHER, Muskegon Heights, Mich.; Arthur GROSSENBACHER, Coopersville, Mich.; Melvin GROSSENBACHER, Fremont, Mich., and Willard and Robert GROSSENBACHER, both of Whitehall, Mich.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Francis ROGERS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.OF. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, July 8, 1966

Earl E. Stout, Sr.
Last rites for Earl E. STOUT, Sr., 70, 1206 Main street, who died Sunday at his home, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Norris KING will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Norman E. Hunnicutt
Last rites are set for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harry Price funeral home at Knox for Norman E. HUNNICUTT, 32, who was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday. Burial will e in Round Lake cemetery. Among the survivors is a sister, Mrs. Cecil BURKETT of Rochester.

Omer Richardson
George Omer RICHARDSON, 74, 520 Pontiac street, retired farmer and former operator of Texaco and Sinclair service stations here, died at 8 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill since April 4.
A lifetime resident of the Rochester community, he was born near South Mud Lake June 1, 1892 to George and Lydia STALEY RICHARDSON. He was married Feb. 25, 1919 in Kewanna to Agnes TYRRELL, who died March 25, 1947. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church and the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marie) McLOCHLIN, R.R. 6, Rochester; two grandchildren, Richard McLOCHLIN, rochester, and Mrs. William (Pat) McMILLEN, Bloomington; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Cora YOCUM, Rochester. A brother, Elmer [RICHARDSON], and a sister, Mrs. Clara EHLINGER, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic church with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where riends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dr. Harvey D. Thornburg
Word has been received of the death of Dr. Harvey David THORNBURG, 79, Modesto, Cal. He died of a heart attack June 29, 15 Modesto. The son of Celestian and Laura Belle GROSSMAN THORNBURG, he was born May 6, 1887 near Rutland. The body was rremated and the remains buried beside the body of his wife at Shaford, Me.

Saturday, July 9, 1966

Clem R. Mathias
Last rites for Clem R. MATHIAS, 73, Logansport, who died at 8:25 a.m. Friday in Logansport Memorial hospital, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Kroeger funeral home at Logansport. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery. Mr. Mathias was injured when he fell from a laddeer at his home last Saturday. Among the survivors are two brothers, Edward [MATHIAS], Rochester, and John [MATHIAS], Macy.

Monday, July 11, 1966

Judge Henry S. Bailey
Resolutions by he Fulton County Bar Association in tribute to two circuit court judges of nearby communities who died recently were made a part of the Fulton circuit court record Friday.
The judges were Henry S. BAILEY of Miami circuit court in Peru and Russell GORDON of White circuit court in Monticello.

Clarence C. Doll, Sr.
Clarence C. DOLL, Sr., 68, Culver, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at Plymouth Parkview hospital following a five-day illness. He was sexton of the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
He was born Feb. 10, 1898 in Pulaski county to William and Sophia LONG DOLL. He lived in Pulaski county 45 years before coming to the Fulton-Marshall county area in 1947. He was married in 1920 in Pulaski county to Margurite L. MONCEL, who died in 1929. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are a son, Clarence C. [DOLL], Jr., Hobart; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy V. MAHLER, Monterey; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Easterday-Bonine Funeral home, Main and Lakeshore, Culver. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery east of Francesville. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 12, 1966

Lura Herrell
Mrs. Lura HERRELL, 76, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday. She had lived in the Mentone-Rochester communities 45 years. She had attended the Methodist churches in Rochester and Talma. Born at Santa Fe in Miami county March 25, 1890, she was the daughter of Frank and Vine JOHNSON REYNOLDS. On Dec. 25, 1910 she was married to Harry J. HERRELL, who died in 1951.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Reathel) KINDIG, R.R. 5, Warsaw; a brother, Omer REYNOLDS, Peru; a sister, Mrs. Grace GARBER, Rochester; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Glenn CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be at Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Rev. D. G. Berkebile
Last rites and burial will be Wednesday in Bradford, O., for Rev. D. G. BERKEBILE, 86, retired Church of the Brethren minister. The father of Dale BERKEBILE, Rochester, he died Sunday at the Church of the Brethren retirement home in Greenville, O., where Mrs. Berkebile also resides. He was a former resident of North Manchester.

Wednesday, July 13, 1966

Reva J. Ross
Mrs. Reva J. ROSS, 69, 716 Fulton avenue, died in Woodlawn hospital at 5 a.m. today.
A graduate of Mrs. Blaker's teachers college in Indianapolis (now the teachers college at Butler university) during World War I, she taught in the Rochester school system from 1919 to 1925.
The daughter of Lindley B. and Minnie [FRISTOE] PERRY, she was born at Sheridan June 18, 1897. On Jan. 25, 1925, she was married at St. Joe, Mich., to Donald D. ROSS, who survives. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Rochester Order of Eastern Star and was a charter member of Tri Kappa sorority.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Rosanna ILER, Carmel; two sons, Richard P. ROSS, Peru, and John L. ROSS, Indianapolis, and eight grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Allen BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Orval J. Stookey
Orval J. STOOKEY, 64, Peru, C. and O. railroad freight conductor and native of Fulton county, was dead on arrival at Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru at 2 a.m. today. He moved from Kewanna to the Miami county seat in 1941. A member of the Peru E.U.B. church he was active in the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen lodge.
The son of Harry and Matilda BOOK STOOKEY he was born on the Fulton county line April 11, 1902. He married Bernice THOMMEM inAugust 1928 who survives.
Survivors include his mother who resides in Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Kennard TAYLOR, Jr., Fort Wayne and Mrs. Bernard BUTT, Valporaiso; a son, Donald E. STOOKEY, Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Hilda MARONEY, Logansport and Mrs. Ernest BECKER, Fulton. Two sisters, one daughter and a brother preceded.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru with the Revs. Paul STEELE and John DAY officiating. Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Charles A. Finch
Charles A. FINCH, 65, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
He was a retired employee of the True Temper corporation and had been ill for the past six years. He had resided in the Akron community for 19 years, coming from Philadelphia, Pa. The son of Charles H. and Elizabeth ANTHES FINCH, he was born at Fort Madison, Ia., April 30, 1901. He was married April 25, 1925 at Fort Madison to Corinne KUMLIH, who survives.
He was a member of the St. Lukes Episcopal church at Fort Madison, the Rochester Elks lodge, Akron Lodge No. 659, FAM, and a veteran of World War I.
Survivors are the wife; a niece, and a nephew. A brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Clements funeral home, Fort Madison, Sarurday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be at Fort Madison Atlee cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron between 6 and 9 p.m. today.

Eldred Boothe
Eldred BOOTHE, 88, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in the IBM Nursing home in Plymouth. Death came after an illness of several years.
He was born April 16, 1878 in Missouri. He was married to Julia C. RADEBAUGH, who died in 1940. Mr. Boothe was a retired farmer and gardener. He had lived in Argos for the past 30 years.
Surviving are a brother, Cyrus Benton BOOTHE, Upland, Cal., and several nieces and nephews. A son, Eldred [BOOTHE], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ray OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ed McColley
Mrs. Ed McCOLLEY, Valley View Village Retirement Home, Des Moines, Ia., mother of Mrs. J. Ernest LEWIS, manager of Adler's Dress Shop here, died Wednesday night.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Russell J. Hitch funeral home, Lebanon.

Friday, July 15, 1966

Max Feece
Max FEECE, 67, R.R. 1, Lake Manitou, longtime custodian in the Rochester Community School corporation and a carpenter, died of a heart attack at 3:55 a.m. today enroute to Woodlawn hospital.
The son of Lewis and Ollie FEECE, he was born near Athens Sept. 8, 1899. Except for five years in South Bend he had spent his lifetime in the Athens-Rochester communities. His first marriage was in May, 1922, to Frances ALLEN, who preceded in death. He married Alice BOLKA June 15, 1946. She survives.
Also surviving are a son, Leo H. FEECE, South Bend; three grandchildren; three half-sisters, Mrs. Glen (Julia) SIX and Mrs. Ethel HINSHEY, both of North Liberty, and Mrs. Fred (Pearl) HAZEL, Elkhart; two half-brothers, Clifford FEECE, South Bend, and Archie FEECE, North Liberty.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allen BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Corrine J. Rice
Mrs. Corrine J. RICE, 75, 506 Ohio avenue, died at Woodlawn hospital at 2:30 a.m. today. A retired beautician, she had been ill some six years. She moved to this community from Chicago in 1953.
A native of Norway, she was the daughter of John and Corrine TEVADOLL. She was born April 14, 1891. She married Gilbert Elwood RICE, who survives.
Also surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. Gertrude FORSBERG, Naperville, Ill.; a foster son, William HILL, Tampa, Fla.; a brother, John TEVADOLL, San Diego, Cal. Two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 16, 1966

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Monday, July 18, 1966

William C. Kotterman
William Chester "Chet" KOTTERMAN, 31, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday at the home on the west shore of Lake Manitou where he lived with his parents. He had been in failing health the past year.
Born Oct. 22, 1934 in Macy, he was the son of George W. and Mary Jane SHRIVER KOTTERMAN. He resided all his life in the Macy, Akron and Rochester communities. He was a painter and decorator, belonging to Local 88 of the Painters and Decorators union at Logansport. He graduated from Akron high school in 1954. He was active in 4-H and Rural Youth club activities and had been a 4-H Junior Leader about five years. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge. He received a medical discharge from the Army Reserve in 1956.
Surviving are the parents; a sister, Mrs. James (Orabelle) MEREDITH, R.R. 1, Mentone; a niece, Diana, and a nephew Gary [MEREDITH], both of R.R. 1, Mentone; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester SHRIVER, R.R. 1, Akron; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. William KOTTERMAN, Rochester, and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. Forest CARLSON and Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Mildred A. Van Lue
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Mildred A. Van LUE, 61, 129 West Fifth street, who died Saturday at 5:55 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since June 28.
The Rev. Hugh STEWART will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Van Lue was born April 23, 1905, in Scipio, Ind., the daughrter of John and Pearl May AMICK. Her marriage was June 29, 1929, at Anderson to Orvan Van LUE, who died in October, 1964. He was a former Rochester high school principal.
Mrs. Van Lue was a school teacher at Reiter and Burton schools and formerly was an assistant librarian here. She was a graduate of DePauw university.
She was a member of the United Presbyterian church, Order of Eastern Star and Sigma Delta Pi sorority.
Surviving are the mother, Anderson; one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Rebecca) KERR, Columbus; two sons, John [Van LUE], Syracuse, and William [Van LUE], Maitland, Fla., and eight grandchildren.

Grace Mason
Mrs. Grace MASON, 79, longtime Rochester librarian, died Saturday at 7 p.m. at Wesley Manor Methodist Home, Frankfort, where she resided.
Mrs. Mason was librarian for the Rochester-Fulton county library over 40 years, from 1912-53, and during that time became an accepted authority on library procedure and was author of numerous articles for library periodicals.
She is credited with originating mobile library service to rural communities, the Bookmobile in Fulton county being the first of its kind in this state. Mrs. Mason often was speaking at state meetings of librarians.
She was born in Fulton July 23, 1886, the daughter of Peter and Mary Ann EIKELBERNER STINGLEY and moved to this city as a child after her father was elected county surveyor. Her marriage was June 29, 1929, to William Walter MASON, who died Jan. 9, 1957.
She was a 1905 graduate of Rochester high school, attended DePauw university three years and graduated with a librarian degree from the University of Wisconsin. Mrs. Mason was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Manitou chapter of DAR, the American Library Association and was past secretary of the Indiana Library Association.
Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Arthur W. WILSON, South Bend.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Amanda Reid chapel at Wesley Manor Methodist Home, Frankfort, with the Rev. Carlyle MASON, superintendent of the Home, officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Friends may call at Wesley Manor from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Harman Funeral home at Frankfort is in charge.

Fredrick L. Redinger
Fredrick L. REDINGER, 82, Argos, died at 4 p.m. Sunday at his home. He was a retired carpenter-contractor. He had been ill the past six months.
The son of Charles and Mary RITENOUR REDINGER, he was born May 13, 1884 in Argos. He was married May 10, 1905 at Argos to Minnie ROCKHILL, who survives. He was a 51 year member of the Methodist church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd E. (Mildred) FOLTZ, Brownsburg; Mrs. Marshall (Edith) VEST, Pontiac, Mich., and Mrs. Edward J. (Mary) DRAPALIK, Argos; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Reathyl LORD, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Mark [REDINGER], Fort Wayne and Harley [REDINGER], Warsaw. Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Revs. Douglas STANWYCK and George RUSSELL officiating. Burial will be at Plymouth New Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Ota May Dick
Mrs. Ota May DICK, 80, Abbey apartments, Mentone, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Mentone following illness of several years.
Born May 19, 1886 in Mentone, she was the daughter of Wellington and Esther GRIFFIS BORTON. She was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Donald SMALLEY, Akron, and Earl SMALLEY, Elkhart; a daughter, Mrs. Darel (Olive) TUCKER, Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Chloe REMLEY, South Bend; seven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the King-Reed memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 19, 1966

Pearl C. Hodson
Mr. Pearl C. HODSON, 84, Argos, died at 1:25 p.m. Monday at Plymouth Parkview hospital. He was a retired Marshall county highway employee.
The son of Robert and Sarah MURPHY HODSON, he was born in Howard county Nov. 28, 1881. He was married at Sharpsville Oct. 23, 1910 to Goldie SWING, who survives. He was a member of the Baptist church at Sharpsville.
Survivors are the wife; a son, Robert [HODSON], Plymouth; two step-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ollie CARTER, Canada, and a brother, Rollie [HODSON], Kokomo.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Revs. Jacob WAECHTER and James REFFETT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Charles E. Miller
Rites will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Charles E. MILLER, 77, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died at his home Monday at 1:30 p.m. of a heart attack.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Miller was a printer who had retired in 1954 from Eli Lilly and Company at Indianapolis. He moved to this city after retirement. He was a member of the Fulton County Fraternal Order of Police.
Born May 9, 1889 in Indianapolis he was the son of James and Virginia NICHOLS MILLER. He was a charter member of the Seventh Christian church in Indianapolis and of the fathers' auxiliary of the VFW post here.
His marriage was Dec. 18, 1935 to Lucille COTY who is the only immediate survivor.

Wednesday, July 20, 1966

David Prater
David PRATER, 74, Blue River, Ky., died at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Taylor (Ella) BRADFORD, Akron. Death was caused by a heart attack. Mr. Prater was visiting his daughter when he was stricken. He was a retired farmer.
The son of Wilky and Caroline BROWN PRATER, he was born Sept. 26, 1891. He was married to Lona SHEPARD, who died in 1963. Surviving besides the daughter are a broher and a sister, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Dotson Pentecostal Holiness church in Prestonville, Ky., with the Rev. Steve WHITIKER officiating. Burial will be in the Shepard cemetery in Prestonville. Friends may call at the Carter funeral home in Prestonville.

Herschel Bash
Herschel BASH, 70, Elkhart, brother of George BASH of Lake Manitou, died Tuesday night shortly after returning with his wife from a two-week vacation in Hawaii. He was a retired tool and die maker. Funeral arrangements are not complete.

Thursday, July 21, 1966

Grace Mullican
Mrs. Grace MULLICAN, 82, 215 Jefferson street, died Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient three weeks. She had been seriously ill the past ten days after several months' sickness.
Born Oct. 27, 1883 at Macy, she had lived in the Rochester community since 1932. Her parents were Isaac and Lunetta A. FOBES CHALK. She was married to Charles H. MULLICAN at Macy Sept. 6, 1903. He preceded in death [March 15, 1957]. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Roy (Lenora) KESTNER, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Merlin (Alice) FREEMAN, Fort Wayne, and the Rev. Miss Nettie K. MULLICAN, Murrysville, Pa.; six grandchidlren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Revs. Daniel SLAYBAUGH and Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be at Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Byron L. Strong
Byron Lee STRONG, 57, R.R. 5, Rochester, longtime co-owner and operator of the Tiosa community's Strong General Store founded 54 years ago by his father, died at 2:05 a.m. today at Warsaw Murphy Medical Center. He had resided in Tiosa since 1919.
The son of Clinton and Rosa WAGONER STRONG, he was born at Mentone Feb. 12, 1909. An active member of grocers' associations, his interests were in the Indiana Retail Council and the Mishawaka Food Retail Council.
Survving are two sisters, Miss Winifred STRONG, who was associated with operation of the store, and Mrs. Alex (Madge) KNOX, Elkhart; a brother, Donald L. STRONG, Tiosa and anephew, William C. STRONG, Plymouth. A sister and brother died in infancy.
Funeral services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. The family requests that rememberances other than flowers be made to cancer and heart research foundations.

Harriet M. Drake
Mrs. Harriet M. DRAKE, 89, a lifetime Argos resident, died at 4 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Madison (Elizabeth) STEPHENSON, Argos. She was a retired teacher in the Argos elementary schools.
Mrs. Drake was the daugher of Dr. Finley and Elizabeth McINTYRE STEVENS and was born Nov. 16, 1876. She was married Nov. 6, 1901 to John W. DRAKE, who died in May, 1946. Mrs. Drake was a member of the Argos Methodist church, a past matron and charter member of the Argos Order of Eastern Star No. 265, and a charter member of the Methodist WSCS.
Surviving besides the daughter are two grandchidlren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Douglas STANWYCK officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos. The Argos Eastern Star will have charge of services at the cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, July 22, 1966

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Saturday, July 23, 1966

Clara Hatfield
Mrs. Clara HATFIELD, 89, Akron, died at the Miller nursing home at Rochester at 5:30 a.m. today. She had been a patient four years.
The daughter of Phillip and Elizabeth WEACHTER EBER, she was born Oct. 21, 1876 at Akron. She was married at Akron Nov. 20, 1899 to Vern HATFIELD, who died in 1930. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Delson (Freda) MORRIS, R.R. 1, Macy; two sons, Gerald [HATFIELD], North Manchester, and Glen [HATFIELD], Akron; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three brothers, George EBER, Canada; John EBER, Akron, and Homer EBER, Marion, O., and a sister, Tressa SHRADER, Wabash. Four brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Akron Church of god with the Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron after 1 p.m. Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Monday, July 25, 1966

Bertha Moonshower
Mrs. Bertha MOONSHOWER, 86, Athens, died in Woodlawn hospital Sunday at 4 a.m.
The daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth SAMPLE NYE, she was born near Athens Dec. 26, 1879. She was married at Rochester June 20, 1897 to Esta E. MOONSHOWER, who died in 1962. She lived all her life in Fulton county except for 15 years at Seymour. She was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a grandson; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Meda SCHMIDT, Chicago. A son, three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at 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 7 p.m. today.

Kenneth A. Watkins
Kenneth A. WATKINS, 53, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died of cancer at 2:10 p.m. Saturday in Healthwin hospital in South Bend.
The son of Al and Mollie FLAG WATKINS, he was born Aug. 1, 1912 in North Judson. He was married May 28, 1936 to Olive WILLOUGHBY, who survives. He was the business administrator for the Indiana Youth Training camp. Mr. Watkins was a member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. lodge and the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges. He was a Naval veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Karen GUZUCKI, South Bend; Mrs. Joyce OLIVER, Lubbock, Texas; Annalee and Willa Bea [WATKINS], both at home; a sister, Mrs. Faye LASSMAN, Geneva, Ill.; a brother, John [WATKINS], Riverdale, Ill., and eight grandchildren. A son preceded in death.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. John RENNICK officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today. The family requests that remembrances other than flowers be in the form of donations to the cancer fund.

Dr. Frank H. Kelly
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Dr. Frank H. KELLY, 86, Argos, who died Saturday at 3:20 p.m. after being struck by an automobile driven by Mrs. Evelyn HINTON of Argos. Dr. Kelly was taking one of his regular walks when he walked in to the side of Mrs. Hinton's car.
The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos with a military ceremony. Friends may call at the funeral home. Masonic memorial services will be tonight at 8 o'clock in the funeral home.
Dr. Kelly is credited with being the main developer of TAT-typing, the tattoing of a person's blood type on the body. The system was used extensively for American servicemen in World War II.
Dr. Kelly was born April 23, 1880 in St. Paris, O, to George and Ada DILWORTH KELLY. On June 21, 1905, he was married to Nellie MIDDLETON, who survives. He attended Deniston university and later graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in pharmacy and chemistry. He completed his medical education at Illinois and in 1914 he moved to Argos and set up his firsr practice. He served with the Army Medical Corps in the World War I for 2 1/2 years. After returning from the war he started the Kelly hospital which was in operation for 30 years.
Dr. Kelly was a past master and a member of the Argos Masonic lodge for 50 years; a member of the Argos American Legion; the Argos Order of Eastern Star; Phi Chi medical fraternity; Association of Railway Surgeons; Indiana Medical Association and the AMA. He recently attended the American Medical Association's annual convention in Chicago and received a certificate for serving the medical profession for 50 years.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Wilma) IMIG; a grandson, and nieces and nephews. Four brothers preceded in death.

Frank E. Pickens
Frank E. PICKENS, 75, Cass county farmer residing near Metea, died in Bluffton Clinic Sunday at 8:50 a.m.
The son of William and Cora PICKENS he was born Aug. 22, 1890 at Kewanna. He married Blanche MORRIS Aug. 27., 1910 who died in Aug. 1954. Later he married Hazel MINTER who survives.
He was a member of the Metea Baptist church and the Logansport Eagles lodge No. 323.
Survivors are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Helen SMITH and Mrs. Esther BOOKS, both of Rochester; Mrs. Edna ANNIS, Logansport, Mrs. Mabel BURROUS, R.R. 1, Walton; seven sons, Herman [PICKENS], R.R. 4, Logansport; Ralph and Raymond [PICKENS], both of R.R. 1, Lucerne; Robert [PICKENS], R.R. 6, Rochester; Clifford [PICKENS], R.R. 1, Lucerne; Clyde [PICKENS], R.R. 1, Logansport, and Frank [PICKENS], Jr., R.R. 1, Lucerne; a brother, William [PICKENS], Kewanna; a step-daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth MUSSELMAN, Logansport; thirty-six grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; a step-grandson and four step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Metea Baptist church with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating. Burial will be at the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home at Royal Center after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, July 26, 1966

Frank E. Pickens
Last rites will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Metea Baptist church for Frank E. PICKENS, 75, of near Metea, who died at 8:05 a.m. Sunday at the Caylor-Nickel Clinic in Bluffton.
The Rev. Raymond SKELTON will officiate and burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center, where the Eagles lodge will conduct rites at 8 p.m. today.
A farmer, Mr. Pickens was born Aug. 22, 1890. He was married to Blanche MORRIS on Aug. 27, 1910. She died in 1954. His second marriage was to Hazel MINTER, who survives.
He was a member of the Metea Baptist church and the Eagles lodge at Logansport.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Helen SMITH and Mrs. Esther [BOOKS], both of Rochester; Mrs. Edna ANNIS, Logansport, and Mrs. Mabel BURROUS, R.R. 1, Walton; six [sic] sons, Herman [PICKENS], R.R. 4, Logansport; Clifford, Frank, Jr. and Raymond [PICKENS], all of R.R. 1 Logansport; one brother, William [PICKENS], Kewanna; a step-daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth MUSSELMAN, Logansport; thirty-six grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, July 27, 1966

Raymond Kindig
Raymond KINDIG, 78, Fort Wayne, a native of this city, died at Glen Acres Nursing Home, Fort Wayne, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. He had been in failing health the past six years and bedfast the last six months. He was a retired laborer.
The son of Franklin and Loretta NICHOLS KINDIG he was born at Rochester July 14, 1888. He moved to Fort Wayne in 1955. On Nov. 3, 1917, at Rochester he married Fanny BRAMAN who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Marietta) CRAVER, Fort Wayne; two sons, James and Dean [KINDIG], both of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, Claude [KINDIG], Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Ransford PETERSON, Rochester, and two grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Thursday, July 28, 1966

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Friday, July 29, 1966

Charles L. Norman
Charles L. NORMAN, 31, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Wayne Veterans hospital, where he had been a patient seven weeks. He had been ill seven months.
Born May 23, 1935 in Miami county, he was the son of Jesse and Judel ALSPACH NORMAN. He had spent his lifetime in the Gilead and Akron communities. He was married March 21, 1958 in Akron to Rose KUHN. He was an employee of Sonoco Products company and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Akron Brethren church.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Chrystal and Scheryl [NORMAN[, both at home; two sons, Charles Lee [NORMAN], Jr., and Carl Leroy [NORMAN], both at home; the father, R.R. 2, Macy; six sisters, Mrs. Howard (Nina) MURPHY, Mentone; Mrs. Wilbur (Wilma) GROSS, Warsaw; Mrs. Claude (Martha) WAGONER, Talma; Mrs. Donald (Ruth) BYRER, Warsaw; Mrs. Willis (Audria) FOUTS, Macy, and Mrs. Robert (Irene) POWELL, Carpentersville, Ill.; seven brothers, Ernest and David [NORMAN], Macy; Glen [NORMAN[ Gilead; Alva and Oren [NORMAN], Akron; Kenneth [NORMAN], Lagro; and Roy [NORMAN], Warsaw.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Brethren church with the Rev. J. F. BALDWIN officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Saturday, July 30, 1966

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Monday, August 1, 1966

Edward Dawald
Edward DAWALD, R.R. 2, Macy, died this morning at Wabash county hospital in Wabash. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Mattie Fletcher
Mrs. Mattie REED FLETCHER, 80, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Klapp nursing home ar Argos.
The daughter of Thomas and Ida MARTINDALE TIMBLE, she was born in Fulton county Jan. 6, 1886. She had lived her entire life in Fulton and Marshall counties. Her first marriage Feb. 10, 1913, was to Jacob W. REED, who died in 1941. In 1946 she married Claud FLETCHER, who died in 1964. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church, WSCS and the Walnut township Home Demonstration club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frances (Margaret) LaTURNER and Mrs. Walter (Ann) HARLEY, both of Argos; a son, J. Richard REED, Park Ridge, Ill.; two step-sons, Elmer FLETCHER, Argos, and Floyl FLETCHER, Culver; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Clara QUIVEY, Argos, and Mrs. Earl ADAMS and Mrs. Herbert WARNER, both of R.R. 3, Rochester.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Revs. Douglas STANWYCK and Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be at the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Margaret J. Pennell
Mrs. Margaret Josephine PENNELL, 74, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted July 1. She had been ill 15 months.
Born July 10, 1892 in Cincinnati, she moved from Ohio City, O., to Rochester in 1949, lived here seven years, moved to Bradenton, Fla., and returned to Rochester in March, 1965. Her parents were Edward and Mary Ellen HARRINGAN GALVIN. She was married Jan. 10, 1912 in Cincinnati to James PENNELL. She attended the Rochester E.U.B. church, where she was active in the WSWS, and was a member of the Eastern Star in Ohio.
Surviving are the husband; a son, Robert W. [PENNELL], Rochester; a grandson, James Milton PENNELL, Rochester, and a great-granddaughter.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cowan and Son Funeral home in Van Wert, O., where last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Rockford, O., cemetery.

Betty J. Richards
Private rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Betty Jean RICHARDS, 46, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday at her home. She had been in poor health the past 10 years.
Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Frances ROGERS officiated.
Mrs. Richards was born May 17, 1920, in Warsaw, the daughter of Grover and Fawn JANKE. Her marriage was Aug. 7, 1938, to Robert "Sandy" RICHARDS, who survives.
Mrs. Richards was a member of the Mentone Methodist church and had resided in this community 27 years.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ivan (Sandra) HARTMAN, Rochester; the mother, Mrs. Fawn JANKE, Mentone; four sisters, Mrs. John (Lucille) DARMAN, Michigan City; Mrs. Alra (Willidene) CORMICAN, Ligonier; Mrs. Junior (Mary) EAST, Warsaw, and Mrs. Buddy (Artena) JELLISON, Michigan City; one brother, Bud JANKE, Mentone, and nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, August 2, 1966

Marsha E. Thompson
Mrs. Marsha Elaine THOMPSON, 22, Akron, died Monday at 5 p.m. in the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis from injuries sustained July 6 in an auto accident.
Mrs. Thompson lost control of her car on U.S. 31, three miles north of Ind. 18 in Tipton county. The auto overturned four times. Her two-year-old son, Miles [THOMPSON], also was injured in the crash.
Mrs. Thompson gave birth to another son, Matthew [THOMPSON], after admittance to the hospital.
She was born Dec. 11, 1943, in Fort Wayne, and had lived in Akron since her marriage Jan. 27, 1962, to Marvin THOMPSON, who survives. Her parents, also surviving, are Maurice and Mildred JACOBS CHANEY of Fort Wayne.
She was a member of the Las donas Junior Woman's club and of the Fourth of July committee of the Akron Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving, besides the husband, parents and two sons, are a grandmother, Mrs. Clara JACOBS, Fort Wayne, and one brother, Bruce CHANEY, Fort Wayne.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with burial in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Edward L. Dawald
Edward L. "Ted" DAWALD, 83, R.R. Macy, are set tentatively for Friday in the Perrysburg Baptist church with the Rev. FOOR of Columbia City officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetry at Mishawaka.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. Wednesday until 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Dawald died at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Wabash county hospital at Wabash following an illness of six weeks.
Born Aug. 18, 1882 in Miami county to George and Elizabeth KERSHENER DAWALD, he had lived near Macy for 26 years, moving there from Cass county. He was married Oct. 6, 1907 in Peru to Iva LOVE, who survives. He was a retired farmer and retired employee of the C&O railroad. He was a member of the Ben Hur lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Kenneth R. DAWALD, R.R. 5, Plymouth; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A son, Roy Edward DAWALD, and two brothers, Aaron and Enos [DAWALD], preceded in death.

Anna Beatty
Last rites were conducted Monday for Mrs. Wilbert (Anna) BEATTY, 77, who died Saturday at Fort Wayne Parkview hospital. Burial was in South Bend. She was the sister of Mrs. Mahlon BAIR, R.R. 5, Rochester.

Wednesday, August 3, 1966

Edward L. Dawald
Last rites for Edward L. "Ted" DAWALD, 83, R.R. 2, Macy, have been set for 11 a.m. Friday at the Perrysburg Baptist church. The Rev. Ericus FOOR will officiate and burial will be in Fairview cemetery, Mishawaka.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today until 10 p.m. Thursday and at the church an hour before the service.
Mr. Dawald died Monday morning at the Wabash hospital, following a six-week illness.

Thursday, August 4, 1966

Louise Baldwin
Mrs. Marion Louise BALDWIN, 45, 437 West Eighth street, died in Woodlawn hospital at 11 p.m. Wednesday. She had been gravely ill two weeks.
Treasurer of the Rochester United Community Givers and an active member of the First Christian church, she also was a member of the Winamac OES. She had been an employee of the local plant of Hart Schaffner & Marx.
The daughter of Earl D. and Lola BROOKS ROUDEBUSH, she was born Oct. 15, 1920 at Fortville. She was married at Reno, Nev., April 15, 1944 to Thomas W. BALDWIN, who survives. She had resided in this community since December 1945.
Surviving are the husband; three daughters, Brooks, Becka and Beth [BALDWIN], at home; a son, Ted [BALDWIN], at home; the father, of Winamac; two brothers, Brooks and David ROUDEBUSH, Winamac, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be at the Sand Hill cemetery in Richland township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, August 5, 1966

Walter M. McDougle
Walter M. McDOUGLE, 83, died Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at his home on East Fourth street at the east edge of the city. He had been in ill health with a heart condition since March 1 and was seriously ill the past month.
A retired farmer and sign painter, Mr. McDougle was born June 13, 1883, in Cass county, the son of Edwin and Martha TILTON McDOUGLE. He lived in this city since 1924, moving from Fulton. His marriage was April 20, 1918, at Logansport, to Elizabeth DICKINSON, who survives. He was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William (Mary) DENISTON, and Mrs. Hubert (Jean) GARBER, both of Rochester; Mrs. William (Helen) SMITH, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Richard (Kathleen) DOWNS, O'Fallon, Ill.; ten grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Adeline TROUTMAN, Orlando, Fla., and nieces and nephews. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Private funeral rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth FOULK of South Bend, former E.U.B. minister here, officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today. The family asks that memorials other than flowers be made to he charity of the donor's choice.

Saturday, August 6, 1966

Mrs. Holderman
Word has been received of the death of the mother of Mrs. A. C. BENNETT of Tavares, Fla., who is well known in Rochester. The mother, Mrs. HOLDERMAN, was 94 years of age at the time of her death July 29.

Monday, August 8, 1966

Della M. Strange
Funeral services for Mrs. Della M. STRANGE, 81, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Wright-Yoder funeral home at Nappanee. She died Saturday at the Thorpe Nursing Home at Bristol. Her survivors include Mrs. Dora ZUMBAUGH, R.R. 3, Rochester, three other daughters and four sons.

Mael E. Kuhn
Mrs. Mabel E. KUHN, 66, Burket, died Saturday at 4:20 p.m. at Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
The daughter of Ezra and Lydia (DEWARD) HOFFMAN, she was born in Miami county Jan. 4, 1900. In 1919 she married Willard KUHN, who survives. She had lived most of her life in the Burket community. She was a member of the Burket E.U.B. church and the Ladies Aid Society of the church.
Surviving are the husband; three sons, Virgil [KUHN], R.R. 1, Denver; Don [KUHN], R.R. 1, Claypool, and Bernard [KUHN], R.R. 5, Warsaw; a daugher, Mrs. John (Tona) HUFF, Burket; ten grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph HOFFMAN, Goshen; Russell HOFFMAN, Coldwater, Mich., and Frank HOFFMAN, Laketon.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Burket E.U.B. church with the Revs. John JONES and Paul GARNER officiating. Burial will be at the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and at the church until the hour of services.

Minnie Evans
Mrs. Minnie EVANS, 85, Kewanna, died Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac.
She was born near Kewanna Feb. 25, 1881 to Martin and Elizabeth MULLENCUPP SCHIRM. She was married to Charles EVANS, who died in April 1946. She had lived her entire life in the Kewanna community. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and the Past Noble Grands club.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. 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 noon Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 9, 1966

Harold R. Ousley
Funeral services for Harold Richard OUSLEY, 29, Disko, will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.
He died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds Monday at 7:50 p.m. according to Dr. Willism RUSLER, Fulton county coroner and Sheriff Willard CLARK. He was an employee of Sonoco Products at Akron.
The son of Pearl and Garnet McGUIRE OUSLEY he was born at Dock, Ky., May 11, 1937. He was married April 4, 1960 at Kokomo to Elaine BOWERS.
Survivors are his wife; three children all at home, Sheryl, Cheryleen and Harold [OUSLEY], Jr.; his mother, and patrnal grandmother, Mrs. Martha OUSLEY, both residing in Kentucky; a sister, Mrs. Johnnie ROTH, Wayne, Mich.; a brother, Pearl [OUSLEY], Watergap, Ky.; four half-brothers, Curtis [OUSLEY], R.R. 2, Claypool; Estil and Toddy [OUSLEY], both of Watergap, Ky., and Luther [OUSLEY], with the Armed Forces in Germany; and one half-sister, Mrs. Jane GOODMAN, Watergap, Ky.

Wednesday, August 10, 1966

Adella A. Hostetter
Graveside rites for Mrs. Adella A. HOSTETTER, 84, Sturgis, Mich., who died at Sturgis Memorial hospital Tuesday at 11 a.m., will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Graham B. MARSH will officiate.
She had attended Rochester college school of music in 1900 and taught music privately in this community for several years while residing here. She was the former Mrs. James M. GIBBONS.
The daughter of Joseph and Lorinda (HALL) HORNER, she was born at Brighton, Ind., March 25, 1882. She was first married to James M. GIBBONS at Brighton in 1907. He died in 1919. She was a member of the Sturgis Methodist church in the Michigan community where she had lived about 25 years.
Survivors are a son, James GIBBONS, Milwaukee, Wis.; a daughter, Mrs. Samuel (Margaret) WINFREE, Phoenix, Ariz., and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Fogelsong funeral home at Sturgis, Mich., with the Rev. Charles HAHN officiating.

Thursday, August 11, 1966

Leroy L. Walters
Fulton county's third fatal accident of the year was reported at noon today when the body of a 16-year-old boy, missing since Aug. 1, was found in a swamp near the Millark community 5 1/2 miles southeast of Rochester.
The youth, Leroy L. WALTERS, 16, 116 Indiana avenue, son of Mr. and Mrs. John WALTERS, was declared missing Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m. when Mrs. Walters told the Fulton county sheriff's department that he had failed to return home.
At 11 a.m. today a passing motorist notified the sheriff's office that a wrecked motorcycle was sighted some 10 feet off County Road 375 South - southwest of the Millark bridge.
Sheriff Willard CLARK, Deputy Mike MAHONEY, State Trooper Don SMITH and Fulton County Coroner Dr. W. J. RUSLER investigated. The body was found in swamp grass about 75 feet from the wrecked 1965 Honda motorcycle.
Apparently, according to officers, the boy was driving north on County Road 600 East and in making a turn into County Road 375 South, failed to negotiate the turn. The motorcycle presumably ran off the road through a fence and threw Walters into the swamp grass. The grass is about six feet tall where the body was found.
The condition of the high grass indicated that the boy had thrashed about after the accident, but had been unable to get to his feet and seek help.
The ground was quite wet and soft.
The parents said they first thought the youth had gone to visit his brother, who is in the Seabees in Texas. After having no word from him, they notified authorities he was missing.
Leroy Lynn WALTERS was born June 29, 1950 in Rochester to John L. and Geneva HEISHMAN WALTERS and had resided all his life in the Millark community. He was employed at Dick's drive-in restaurant here.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Lonny [WALTERS], Indianapolis, and Leslie [WALTERS], in the Seabees, Chase Naval Base, Belville, Texas and a grandfather, Guy HEISHMAN, Rochester.
Funeral services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, August 12, 1966

Larry L. Walters
Leroy L. WALTERS, 16, 116 Indiana avenue, found dead about noon Thursday in the Millark community, apparently died of a combination of traffic accident injuries and exposure, Dr. William J. RUSLER, Fulton county coroner said today.
He estimated the boy had been dead five to seven days before the body was found in a swamp 5 1/2 miles southwest of Rochester. Dr. Rusler said no autopsy is planned because the body was badly decomposed when it was discovered.
The boy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John WALTERS, had left home Aug. 1. The parents, who believed he was going to Texas to visit a brother, listed him missing on Aug. 3 after having no word from him.
The body was discovered after a motorist saw an overturned motorbike some 10 feet off County Road 375 South - southwest of the Millark bridge - about 11 a.m. Thursday.
The sheriff's office, state police and Dr. rusler found the body about 75 feet from the wreced Honda motorbike.
Officers theorized the boy lost control of the vehicle rounding a curve. They believe the youth was not killed in the accident, but was too badly hurt to be able to seek help and died later.
Last rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ermal NORMAN of Mentone officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, August 13, 1966

Edward Severns
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the McHatton funeral home at Mentone for Edward SEVERNS, 57, Mentone area hog breeder, who died Friday at his home after a long illness. Friends may call at the funeral home. A wife, son, brother and sister survive.

Dwight L. Miller
Dwight L. MILLER, 66, R.R. 2, Rochester, suffered a heart attack while at work at the C. and O. railroad yard in Peru Friday morning. He was pronounced dead at Dukes hospital.
A Rochester resident six years, he previously lived in Converse. He was born Sept. 23, 1899 in Grant county to Frank and Bertha McCONNELL MILLER. He was a member of the Converse Christian church, Converse Masonic lodge, Marion York Rite Masons, Indianapolis Murat Shrine and the Manitou Shrine club at Rochester. He was a past patron of the Converse Eastern Star.
Surviving are the wife, Mabel [MILLER]; three daughters and a son, Mrs. Jorge (Linda) CAMACHO, Jonesboro; Mrs. Perry MOYER, Converse; Raymon STAIR, Indianapolis; Mrs. Robert SEELY, Angola; a brother, Delbert [MILLER], Bippus; ten grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Larrison funeral home in Converse with the Rev. R. S. GRUBB officiating. Burial will be in the Converse cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Anna F. McIlwain
Mrs. Anna Fern McILWAIN, 82, formerly of Lebanon, died in Woodlawn hospital at 6:30 a.m. today. She was the aunt of J. Ernest LEWIS, 1109 East Ninth street.
The daughter of William and Sarah Jane STANLEY ATLAS, she was born Sept. 30, 1883.
The body was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Russell-Hitch funeral home at Lebanon where final rites are pending.

Harriet J. Solomon
Harriet Jane SOLOMON, 84, R.R. 3, Argos, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday at the Fairview nursing home in Plymouth. She had made her home in recent years with her son, Fred [SOLOMON]. She had been in ill health several years.
The daughter of William and Elizabeth IRWIN LEE, she was born near Frankfort May 19, 1882. She was married to Charles SOLOMON in 1901 at Kokomo. He died in 1946. She had lived in the Argos community the past 26 years, moving from Kokomo. She had previously lived at Lowell. She was a member of the Antioch Presbyterian church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Mabel) REED, Lowell; Mrs. Richard (Edna) ELLIS, Hebron; Mrs. Lester (Clara) HATCHER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Orville (Ruth) IRELAN, San Antonio, Texas; five sons, Lloyd [SOLOMON], Hebron; Earl [SOLOMON[, North Judson; Fred [SOLOMON], Argos; Scott [SOLOMON], Plymouth and Everett [SOLOMON], Argos; twenty grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth SOLOMON, Cedar Lake.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating. Burial will be at Orchard Grove cemetery at Lowell where graveside rites will be at 3 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, August 15, 1966

Dwayne Gunter
Dwayne GUNTER, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil GUNTER, died Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at his parents' home in Marshtown, four miles west of Fulton.
Born Oct. 31, 1962, at South Bend, the Gunter child had been ill since March. His parents are Virgil and Jeanne WRAY GUNTER.
Also surviving are three brothers, David, Dwight and Dana Alan [GUNTER], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John WRAY, R.R. 5, Logansport, and the paternal grandfather, Cecil GUNTER, Kokomo.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with Don QUERRY of Jehovah's Witnesses congregation officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery in Fulton. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials other than flowers should be given to the charity of the donor's choice.

Norman F. Hayden
Last rites were held at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Norman Fitch HAYDEN, 72, formerly of Akron, who died Saturday at 2:45 p.m. in the Miller nursing home, where he had been a patient a year.
The Rev. Graham MARSH officiated and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Hayden, who had retired as superintendent of the paint shop at American Fork and Hoe company at Akron, was in failing health 15 years.
Born Sept. 11, 1893, at Binghamton, N.Y., he was the son of John and Belle NOWELL HAYDEN. He had lived in this city since 1954, moving from Akron. His marriage was June 10, 1919, at Watkins Glen, N.Y., to Louise ALDRICH, who died in 1959.
Surviving are four sons,Vincent [HAYDEN], Kokomo; George [HAYDEN], Watrloo, Ia.; and Jack and Thomas [HAYDEN], both of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Bette) QUICK, Rochester, and Mrs. Richard (June) SANDERS, Athens; seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Rudolph See
Rudolph SEE, 65, R.R. 1, Akron, died Saturday at 9:10 p.m. at the Caylor-Nickel clinic in Bluffton of a heart attack. He had been in ill health several months.
Born in Miami county Aug. 27, 1900, he was the son of Carey B. and Cora COVER SEE. His marriage was in 1920 to Minnie FENNERS, who died in 1961. A farmer, Mr. See was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) RUNKLE, R.R. 2, Macy; one son, Dean [SEE], Crawfordsville; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Oliver [SEE], Chili; Everett and Errett [SEE], both of R.R. 2, Macy; four sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Mary) WINKELPLECK and Mrs. James (Dessie) BELLENDIR, both of Chicago; Mrs. Verna TILLETT, Peru; Mrs. Paul (Blanche) LECKRONE, Fairmount. Preceding in death were five brothers and one sister.
Funeral rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of god with the Revs. Forest CARLSON and D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 8 p.m. until noon Wednesday and at the church prior to the rites.

Myrtle D. Huffman
Mrs. Myrtle D. HUFFMAN, 78, died Saturday at 9:45 a.m. at her home in Akron of a heart attack. She had een in failing health.
Born Feb. 2, 1888, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Noah and Elnora CLYMER SHIREMAN. Her marriage was July 23, 1904, to Grover HUFFMAN, who survives. Mrs. Huffman was a member of the Akron Church of the Brethren.
Also surviving are eight children, Mrs. Dean (Mabel COLLETT, Walbridge, O.; Cecil [HUFFMAN], R.R. 1, Roann; Mrs. James (Mary Ann) LACKEY, R.R. 1, Claypool; Mrs. Kenneth (Eleanor) POLLOCK, Pierceton; Mrs. Paul (Irene) GRISSO, Sidney; Max [HUFFMAN], Akron; Joe [HUFFMAN], South Whitley, and Jerry [HUFFMAN, St. Louis, Mo.; twenty-nine grandchildren and forty-seven great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were two children.
Also surviving are eight children [sic], Mrs. Wallace SORENSEN, Clearwater, Fla, and Clyde MORRIS, Hobart.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at he Akron Church of the Brethren with the Revs. George DEATON and J. F. BALDWIN officiating. Burial will be in the Eel river cemetery, five miles east of Silver Lake. Friends may call at the Haumpert funeral home in Akron.

Tuesday, August 16, 1966

[no obits]

Wednesday, August 17, 1966

John Huddleston
John HUDDLESTON, 76, Frankfort, father of William HUDDLESTON, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Aug. 8, in clinton county hospital at Frankfort. His wife, Lottie [HUDDLESTON], died June 4. He is also survived b two daughters and three grandchildren. Last rites and burial were Aug. 11 in Frankfort.

Thursday, August 18, 1966

Clyde M. Leavell
Clyde M. LEAVELL, 76, Fulton, died Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a serious illness of four weeks.
A retired farmer, he was born April 6, 1890, in Fulton county, the son of John and Irene BLOOM LEAVELL. His marriage was June 4, 1911, to Ruth MARSH, who survives. Mr. Leavell had spent most of his life in this county. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Also surviving are five sons, Don [LEAVELL], Rochester; Howard [LEAVELL], Tiosa; Robert [LEAVELL], Fulton; James [LEAVELL], Mishawaks and Paul [LEAVELL], R.R. 1, Lucerne; three daughters, Mrs. Ann WHITTENBERTER, Rochester; Mrs. Meriam JOHNSON, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Patricia DITTMAN, Rochestr; one sister, Mrs. Lloyd SHOWLEY, address unknown; forty-six grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were a brother, Dewey [LEAVELL], and three sisters, Mrs. Chloe WILLIAMS, mrs. Della McDOUGLE and Mrs. Anna OLIVER.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. James RANARD officiating. Burial will be in the Ever Rest memorial park in Cass county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, August 19, 1966

Walker L. Casper
Last rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for Walker Lloyd CASPER, 72, who was found dead Thursday at his residence two miles southwest of Fulton.
The death of Mr. Casper still is under investigation by local and state police authorities. Dr. William RUSLER, county coroner, said that results of an autopsy performed Thursday night will not be known until Monday.
The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate at rites and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Aug. 8, 1893, at Peru, Mr. Casper was the son of Jacob and Caroline HOSTETLER CASPER. He was married March 12, 1913, at Peru to Mary Jane WILSON, who died May 27, 1959. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Jane) RENTSCHLER, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, and Mrs. William (Maxine) HARTZLER, Fulton; one son, Jacob [CASPER], R.R. 1, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. May HOLMES and Mrs. Iris BOSWELL, both of Peru; Mrs. Ralph GROVES, Webster City, Ia., and Mrs. Oda RICHER, Los Angeles; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were one son, George [CASPER], in 1935, and one granddaughter, Sharon Kay HARTZLER.

Saturday, August 20, 1966

Georgia F. Curtis
Mrs. Georgia F. CURTIS, 88, Culver, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday at LaPorte's Community hospital where she had been a patient two weeks.
A lifelong resident of the Culver community, she was born near Culver Nov. 7, 1877, the daughter of George and Caroline MOSHER SNYDER. She was the last surviving member of the Snyder family. She was married at Culver in 1901 to Benjamin A. CURTIS, who died in 1948.
She was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church, the WSCS of the church and the Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge 844.
Survivors are four sons, Arthur R. [CURTIS], Sparks, Nev.; Maurice A. [CURTIS], Culver; Eldon C. [CURTIS], Dallas, Tex.; and Forest E. [CURTIS], LaPorte; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Poplar Grove Methodist church with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home at Argos after 7 p.m. today, until noon Monday and at the church until the services.

Monday, August 22, 1966

Delmar D. Ball
Delmar D. BALL, 65, 1608 Audubon avenue, died Sunday at 11:30 p.m. in his home of a heart attack. He had not been ill and his death was unexpected.
Born Aug. 10, 1901, in Tiosa, he was the son of Frank and Sarah Ann McPHERSON BALL and he has spent his life in this county. His marriage was Aug. 31, 1956, at Logansport, to Ruth KNIGHT, who survives.
Mr. Ball had been employed at the Van Duyne Block and Gravel company here and previously worked as an auto mechanic. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post here.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one daughter, Phyllis [BALL], at home, and one son, Allen Leroy BAKER, at Travis Air Force Base, Cal.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home wih the Rev. Glen MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Gail Z. Ginn
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Gail Z. GINN, 75, R.R. 3, Marion, a retired school teacher, who died Saturday at 12:50 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital.
The Revs. Allen BYRNE and Roger RIGGLE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A graduate of Manchester college, she had taught at Swayzee, Plymouth, Donaldson and Moreland schools before retiring from teaching in 1956.
The daughter of Benjamin and Sarah BURKETT ZARTMAN, she was born in Fulton county Sept. 11, 1890. She was married near Macy April 4, 1914 to Estil GINN, who survives.
She was a member of the Swayzee Methodist church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and Women's Department club, both at Marion.
Survivors are the husband; a son, Cleon [GINN], Rochester; a daughter, Miss Alice Jewell GINN, Albany, N.Y., and a half-sister, Mrs. Esther POWELL, Macy. A daughter, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

Dr. Charles N. Erbaugh
Dr. Charles N. ERBAUGH, 64, brother of Mrs. Vera SAPP of Rochester, died at 12:35 p.m. Saturday at Home hospital in Lafayette where he had been a patient since Aug. 4.
Dr. Erbaugh and his brother, the late Dr. Hudson S. ERBAUGH, formerly practiced dentistry in Logansport. The former later practiced in Delphi.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Cornell funeral home in Delphi with the Rev. O. P. MANKER officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery at Plainfield. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Kernie Barnett
Kernie BARNETT, 55, R.R. 1, Akron, died Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at Wabash county hospital. A native of Kentucky, he had been a resident of the Akron community for 30 years.
Born at Gypsy, Ky., May 9, 1911, he was the son of Green and Rosey MARSHALL BARNETT.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Frank GERARD, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Mitchell MANNS, Gypsy, Ky. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron.

Orvee W. Black
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for Orvee Warren BLACK, 80, Gary, who died Saturday at 5:55 p.m. in St. Mary's Mercy hospital at Gary after a week's illness.
The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Black had lived in the Fulton community his entire lifetime until 1 1/2 years ago, when he moved to Gary. He was born May 19, 1877, in Bethlehem township of Cass county, the son of Andrew and Mary CAFFERTY BLACK. His marriage was Jan. 15, 1905, to Sarah Elizabeth DITMIRE, who died in 1943.
A retired farmer, he was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two sons, Paul [BLACK], Sweetser, and Carl [BLACK], Gary; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a niece and two nephews. Preceding in death were one son, Gerald [BLACK], in 1944; three brothers, Dal, Shirley and D.W. [BLACK], and one sister, Elizabeth [BLACK].

Tuesday, August 23, 1966

Marie Stevens
Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) STEVENS, 60, 213 Main street, died at 11:25 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since July 30. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Lyman W. Morris
Lyman W. MORRIS, 62, Culver, died Monday at 8 p.m. at South Bend Memorial hospital after an illness of nine weeks.
Born in Miami county March 13, 1904, he was the son of George and Cora WILLIS MORRIS. He married Hazel OVERMYER at Rochester June 23, 1928. He had lived in Rochester for several years before accepting employment at Culver Military Academy. He was a member of Henry C. Culver Masonic lodge No. 617 F. and A.M.
Survivors are the wife; three sons, Lyman E. [MORRIS], Falls Church, Va.; Allen R. [MOORIS]], Des Plaines, Ill., and John G. [MORRIS], San Francisco, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Judith A. HUNTER, New Albany; the father, of Rochester; two brothers, Dick [MORRIS], Rochester, and Ross [MORRIS], Tippecanoe; two sisters, Mrs. Geneva CASTLEMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Edna BRYAN, Culver, and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery, where graveside rites will be conducted by the Culver Masonic lodge. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Kernie Barnett
Final rites for Kernie BARNETT, 55, R.R. 1, Akron, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Aaron STANLEY will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Mr. Barnett died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Wabash county hospital in Wabash.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Maurice Williams
Maurice WILLIAMS, 39, R.R. 1, Thonotosassa, Fla., was killed Monday afternoon in a tactor-truck accident near his home. His wife is the former Bonita Jean BABCOCK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence I. BABCOCK of Lake Manitou. Surviving with the wife are a son and four step-sons. Burial will be Wednesday at Tampa, Fla.

Wednesday, August 24, 1966

Marie Stevens
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Marie STEVENS, 60, 213 Main street, who died Tuesday at 11:25 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
In failing health for the past year, Mrs. Stevens had been seriously ill since suffering a stroke nine weeks ago and was admitted to the hospital July 30.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the Eastern Star will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. today.
Born April 22, 1906, in Athens, she was the daughter of Ray and Maggie URSCHEL NEWELL and had spent her life in Rochester. Her marriage was June 23, 1928, in this city to Kenneth M. STEVENS, who survives.
Mrs. Stevens formerly was employed at Topps Manufacturing company and at the Fulton county auto license branch. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star and Leroy Shelton Post of American Legion Auxiliary.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Annabeth) MELIA, Hull, Mass.; one brother, Harry NEWELL, Rochestr; five grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Her mother died in 1964 and a sister, Mrs. Mary TOBEY, died in 1962.

Walter L. Casper
Results of an autopsy into the death of Walter Lloyd CASPER, 72, who was found dead at his home near Fulton Thursday, are not expected for some time. Dr. William J. RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, said Dr. Clarence COBB, Logansport pathologist who performed the autopsy, is waiting for a report from Dr. Robert FOURNEY, state toxicologist, before making his own report.

Thursday, August 25, 1966

Helen Marsh
Mrs. Helen MARSH, 54, formerly of Rochester, was found dead Wednesday morning in her apartment at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., of a gunshot wound.
Fort Lauderdale detectives siad death apparently was self-inflicted. Preliminary opinion was that death occurred Saturday. An autopsy was being conducted by the coroner's office.
Mrs. Marsh had been in ill health several years. She formerly resided in this city, moving to Florida a year ago. A graduate of Indiana university, she was a member of Delta Gamma soocial sorority and of the Bluffton chapter of Tri Kappa sorority. She formerly was an art teacher in the Bluffton school system and at Kewanna.
Mrs. Marsh was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving are two sons, Jack and Glen [MARSH], Jr. "Sonny", both of Bluffton, and a daughter, Linda [MARSH], who arrived in Bluffton Wednesday night from Austria, where she had been on a summer study tour. Another daughter, Kay [MARSH], preceded in death.
The body is to be cremated in Florida, with brief graveside services to follow at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Date of the rites has not been determined.

Louise Summy
Mrs. Louise SUMMY, 69, R.R. 5, Warsaw (Palestine), died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James (Mary) ROSE, Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. She had been ill several years and seriously ill the past year.
She was b orn Aug. 9, 1897 at Palestine to Elmer and Bess PARKER VANDERMARK. She had resided in the Palestine community most of her lifetime. She was married to Paul SUMMY, who died in 1941. She was a member of the Palestine Methodist church.
Survivors are the daughter; two sons, Clyde and Norman [SUMMY], both of Warsaw, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the King-Reed Memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. John JONES officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, August 26, 1966 to Saturday, August 27, 1966

[no obits]

Monday, August 29, 1966

V. Eilene Shadel
V. Eilene SHADEL, 39, Macy, died at her residence at 11:30 a.m. today.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at Rochester.

Tuesday, August 30, 1966

Colfax Rhodes
Colfax RHODES, 65, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday at South Bend St. Joseph hospital. A farmer, he had been ill a short time.
Born March 5, 1901, in Fulton county, he was the son of Schuyler and Mary HUNTER RHODES and had lived in the Athens community all his life. He was married to Edith BRYANT in 1923. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Russell [RHODES], Fort Wayne, and Gene [RHODES], R.R. 1, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Marshall (Mary) OCCOE, St. Joseph, Mich. Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be at the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 p.m. today.

V. Eilene Shadel
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Miss V. Eilene SHADEL, 39, Macy, who died at her home Monday at 11:30 a.m. of multiple carcinoma. She had been ill six months.
The Rev. William KING will officiate and burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to cancer rexearch.
Born Feb. 10, 1927, at Wabash, Miss Shadel was the daughter of John C. and Grace COFFING SHADEL and had spent most of her life in the Macy community. She had worked 20 years at Karn's grocery in Macy.
Last spring, friends of the area had staged a fish fry to aid in payment of medical expenses incurred by her illness.
Surviving are the mother, at home; one brother, Gerald [SHADEL]; one niece, Darlene SHADEL; one nephew, Robert SHADEL, and one uncle, Joseph SHADEL, all of Macy.

C. J. Irwin
C. J. "Jack" IRWIN, 288 Race street, Fulton county's oldest Spanish-American War veteran, died this morning at 6:30 o'clock in Veteran's Administration hospital at Indianapolis, where he had been a patient since May 20.
Mr. Irwin, who had been in failing health a year, was 88 years of age. He was the last Spanish War vetran residing in this county. Two other local veterans of that conflict still survive, however. Capt. O. I. MINTER resides at the Methodist Home in Frankfort, Fred LOGAN living in Michigan.
Mr. Irwin served in Battery A, Heavy Artillery, during the 1898 Spanish War and had resided in Rochester since 1905. He and his wife, Nettie [IRWIN], once traveled widely in the Midwest as an evangelist team. He formerly operated a piano sales business in the city and also taught piano.
He was born Jan. 31, 1878, in Lima, O., the son of James and Nancy PATTERSON IRWIN. His first marriage was to Nettie KING, who died in 1918. His second marriage was in 1919 to Fern TOBEY at Pensacola, Fla. She died April 21, 1961.
Surviving are one son, Claude Jackson "Bud" IRWIN, at home; one sister, Mrs. Nellie PARKER, Vermillion, O., and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were three brothers.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, August 31, 1966

Della P. Fishburn
Mrs. Della P. FISHBURN, 72, R.R. 1, Argos, died of pneumonia at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Plymouth Parkview hospital after a two-week illness.
The daughter of Henry and Viella MARKLEY ZENTZ, she was born near Nappanee Aug. 21, 1894. She had been a resident of the Argos community a half century, moving there from Bremen. She was married to Arley BUDEY in 1921. He died in 1925. Se married Samuel O. FISHBURN in 1929. He died in 1960. She was a member of the First Brethren church at Tiosa.
Survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Dora KOONTZ and Mrs. Ada HASS, both of Bremen, and Mrs. Eva LAWSON and Miss Hazel ZENTZ, both of Elkhart; two brothers, Harvey ZENTZ, Bremen, and Claude ZENTZ, Argos; a step-daughter, Mrs. Hazel HIBSCHMAN, Warsaw; a step-son, Lowell FISHBURN, Littleton, Colo., and eight step-grandchildren. Two sisters and a step-daughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Gene ECKERLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Mabel Turner
Last rites were conducted Monday in the Bell chapel, Birmingham, Mich., for Mrs. Mabel L. BEATTIE TURNER, 62, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a former Rochester resident. She died Saturday morning at her home.
Born Aug. 11, 1904, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur BEATTIE. She attended Rochester high school and South Bend Business college. She was married Sept. 9, 1924 to Paul J. TURNER, who survives. She was a member of the Christian Science church and the Eastern Star at Birmingham.
Surviving with the husband are two sisters, Mrs. Grace APT, Rochester, and Mrs. Bessie BLAKE, South Bend, and two brothers, Harry BEATTIE, Sheridan, and Don BEATTIE, South Bend. A sister, Mrs. Pearl PENCE, San Luis Obispo, Cal., preceded in death.

Thursday, September 1, 1966

Otis D. Harter
Otis Daniel HARTER, 85, 319 Jefferson street, died Wednesday at 10:45 p.m. at Miller nursing home, where he had been a patient the past week. Death came after six years of failing health.
Born Sept. 15, 1880, in the Mt. Zion community, he was the son of David and Iona LAHMAN HARTER and had spent his lifetime in this community. He never married.
Mr. Harter retired in 1953 from the maintenance department of the Erie-Lackawanna railroad after 29 years' service. He also had farmed. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are a sister, Miss Trella HARTER, with whom he resided; a brother, Earl [HARTER], Beaumont, Cal.; a niece, Mrs. Phyllis MALONE, Denver, Colo.; two nephews, Mahlon HARTER, Los Angeles, and Darris HARTER, in Germany; and cousins, Oscar LAHMAN, Leiters Ford, and Clifford LAHMAN, Akron. One brother preceded in death, in infancy.
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Donald C. Johns
By Associated Press
A 19-year-old youth was killed early this morning when he was pinned under a pickup truch after the truck collided with a car on Ind. 19 about three miles south of Mentone in Kosciusko county.
Donald C. JOHNS of Warsaw was thrown from the truck and then died of suffocation and head injuries after the truck rolled on him.
The truck driver, James A. BOGGS, 20, R.R. 5, Warsaw, and the other driver, Roger ALDERFER, 19, R.R. 1, Argos, suffered minor injuries.

Friday, September 2, 1966

John Cloud
John CLOUD, 54, Kokomo, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 7:02 p.m. Thursday at Fair Oaks Resort Lodge and Campgrounds in northwest Fulton county.
The son of Albert and Marie GUNYON CLOUD, he was born at Noblesville Aug. 4, 1913. In sept. 1939 he was married to Doris CLEMENTS, who survives.
Survivors are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Agnes FEWELL, Mrs. Glen (Ola) SHEELINE and Miss Bobby Jean CLOUD, all of Kokomo; five sons, John [CLOUD], Jr., Patrick, Steven, Michael and Don, all of Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Freda VOISE, DeSota, Mo.; six brothers, Robert [CLOUD], Rochester; Calvin [CLOUD], Kansas City, Mo.; James [CLOUD], Seattle, Wash.; Patrick, Verne and Oliver [CLOUD], all of Kokomo and twelve grandchildren. A daughter, a brother and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Peacock funeral home in Kokomo with the Rev. Glenn ARMSTRONG officiating. Burial will be at Crownland cemetery at Noblesville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Floyd M. Gaumer
Floyd M. GAUMER, 59, owner and operator of Gaumer's Sinclair station, died unexpectedly of a kidney ailment at 4:30 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital. He had been ill two weeks.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, Mr. Gaumer resided at 514 West Fifth street. He was born Aug. 24, 1907 to T. J. "Jeff" and Fannie MANNING GAUMER. He was married to Elva BUTLER Sept. 2, 1943 in Anniston, Ala., where he was stationed with the Army. He was a member of the First Christian church, I.O.O.F., the Chamber of Commerce and the Rochester American Legion post. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Jeffery [GAUMER], at home, and three sisters, Helen GAUMER and Mrs. Russell (Lois) WILSON, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Garth (Madge) STEWART, Bremen.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at 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 Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Richard Henderson
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Royal Center for Richard HENDERSON, 89, Fletcher's Lake, who died Thursday at Woodlawn hospital.
Burial will be in the Fletcher's Lake cemetery. Friends may call after Saturday noon at the funeral home.
Mr. Henderson, a retired well driller, was born Feb. 14, 1877, in Fulton county, the son of Jesse and Charlotte HUBBARD HENDERSON. His marriage was July 2, 1911, to Edna MILLER, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Delna [HENDERSON], Star City; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Saturday, September 3, 1966

Lawrence Hickey
Lawrence HICKEY, 95, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 6 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home, where he had lived since April 15. He had been ill since February. He resided with George SUTTON two miles west of Fulton.
Born Aug. 1, 1871 in Logansport, he was the son of John and Margaret MATAGGERT HICKEY. He was married to Lula SUTTON, who preceded in death. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic church in Lucerne. Mr. Hickey had lived with Mr. Sutton for 18 years and had lived in Lucerne before that.
Surviving are nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were a daughter, three brothers and three sisters. He was the last of a family of seven children.
Last rites will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the St. Elizabeth Catholic church in Lucerne with Father George LONER officiating. Burial will be in the Kline cemetery near Royal Center. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Amy Walton
Mrs. Amy WALTON, 86, R.R. 2, Macy, died at Woodlawn hospital at 6:15 a.m. today after being hospitalized one week. A retired Indianapolis seamstress and former school teacher at Akron for three years, she had been in failing health for several months.
The daughter of Samuel and Samantha PETITT SHESLER, she was born at Reynolds Oct. 3, 1879. She was married at Akron Oct. 18, 1905 to Elisa WALTON who died in 1930. She was a member of the Indianapolis Third Christian church and had resided in that community 40 years.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Scott (Ella) STINSON, R.R. 2, Macy, and Mrs. Lulu MINTER, Frankfort, and nieces and nephews. A daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be at the Washington Park cemetery at Indianapolis. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Carolyn Feldhaus
Mrs. Carolyn FELDHAUS, 62, Cincinnati, O., who was injured in an auto-truck accident on U.S. 31 south of Rochester at the entrance to the Manitou rest park Aug. 19, died of the injuries Wednesday at South Bend Memorial hospital.
The Ohio woman's death brings to four the nmber of fatalities resulting from highway accidents in Fulton county this year.
The woman was a passenger with her brother-in-law, F. Bernard FELDHAUS, 65, who sustained minor injuries in the accident, in a car driven by Clara ENNEKING, also of Cincinnati.
The car was northbound on the highway. A truck, also northbound, was making a turn into the state roadside rest park as the car came upon it and ran underneath the truck.

Fern A. Kessler
Miss Fern A. KESSLER, 75, native of Fulton county and former Culver resident, died in an Indianapolis nursing home late Thursday. She had been a governess. The daughter of Elihu and Sarah Alice FEESE, she was born near Millark Dec. 24, 1890. She was a member of the Culver E.U.B. church.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Dulin H. WALKER, Culver, and Mrs. Ina May GRAY, Springboro, O.
Services willl be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver with the Rev. C. L. HANEY officiating. Burial will be at the Hoover cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, September 5, 1966

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 6, 1966

Keith Ducker
Keith DUCKER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul DUCKER, former Rochester residents, was killed over the weekend in a glider plane accident near Mrfreesboro, Tenn. The elder Duckers, who left here about nine years ago, reside at 1402 Lakeshore drive, Murfreesboro.

Lester C. Sensibaugh
Lester C. SENSIBAUGH, 68, R.R. 3, Argos, was dead on arrival at Plymouth Parkview hospital Sunday at 2:30 p.m. He suffered a heart attack about an hour earlier. He was a farmer and an employee of the Fulton County community sale barn at Rochester.
He was born at Bass Lake Oct. 4, 1896, the son of Alden and Martha INKS SENSIBAUGH. He married Mary E. SCHULTZ at Crown Point Nov. 28, 1927. She survives. He had lived in the Argos community 40 years, moving there from Rochester.
Survivors are the wife; eight daughters, Mrs. Louis (Alice) BANKS, Culver; Mrs. John (Martha) HOTT, Rochester; Mrs. George (Frances) MINARICK, South Bend; Mrs. Donald (Leona) STARKEY, Hebron; Mrs. Tommy (Doris) VERMILLION, Plymouth; Mrs. James (Phyllis) WRIGHT, Enumclan, Washington; Mrs. Lawrence (Thelma) TRIBBEY and Miss Wanda SENSIBAUGH, both at home; three sons, Dale [SENSIBAUGH], Pierceton, Lester and Donald [SENSIBAUGH], both at home; thirty-nine grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Eva OVERMYER, Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Lester SINGER officiating. Burial will be at Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Daisy May South
Daisy May SOUTH, 88, Lakeville, a Marshall county native, died at 1:04 a.m. today in South Bend St. Joseph hospital.
The daughter of Samuel and Sarah MARSK HISSONG, she was born in Culver July 12, 1878. In 1900 she was married at Culver to Asa SOUTH, who died in July, 1963. She had lived in Lakeville the past 20 years, moving there from South Bend, where she had resided since 1918. She was a member of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church of Culver and the County Line Brethren Missionary Society at LaPaz.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Irene BAKER, Mrs. Arthur (Florence) HAUSER and Mrs. Fred (Ellen) FELTZER, all of South Bend, and Mrs. Nelson (Louise) JAMES, Winter Park, Fla.; a son, Kenneth SOUTH, at home; four grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Harry HISSONG, LaPorte.
Final rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Forest G. Hay and Sons funeral home, South bend, with the Rev. Herbert GILMER officiating. Burial will be at South Bend South Lawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Grossman funeral home at Argos in in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, September 7, 1966

Ivan Amos
The father of Mrs. Richard A. BURKHARDT, R.R. 3, Akron, Ivan AMOS, 69, died Tuesday at Home hospital at Lafayette. A reitred Alcoa employee, he had resided in Lafayette about 40 years. He was a member of the First Christian church at Lafayette and an aluminum workers union, Local 115.
His wife, two daughters, two brothers and two sisters also survive.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Soller-Baker funeral home at Lafayette with the Rev. Joseph C. WICK officiating. Burial will be at the Isley cemetery.

Ola P. Bales
Mrs. Ola P. BALES, 78, former Rochester resident, died Tuesday at 9 a.m. at her home in Kokomo. Death was unexpected and came after a brief illness.
Mrs. Bales resided the past two years in Kokomo, having lived at Lake Manitou nine years previously. She was born in Cartersburg, Ind., Feb. 4, 1888, the daughter of George and Myrtle SNODGRESS LONGMIRE. Her marriage was in 1928 to Joseph H. BALES, who survives. Mrs. Bales was a member of the Pocahontas and Rebekah lodges. Most of her life had been spent in the Indianapolis and Plainfield areas.
Surviving, besides the husband, is one brother, Earl LONGMIRE, Plainfield.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Hampton-Gentry funeral home in Plainfield with burial in that city. Friends may call at the Ellers chapel in Kokomo from 6:30-10 p.m. today.

Thursday, September 8, 1966

[no obits]

Friday, September 9, 1966

Alfred Smith
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Kewanna Methodist church for Alfred SMITH, 89, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died Thursday at 7 p.m. in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
The Rev. Leroy WISE will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and at the church prior to rites.
A retired farmer, Mr. Smith was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and was born Sept. 7, 1877, near Kewanna, the son of Samuel and Josephine MOORE SMITH.
His first marriage was in 1898 to Caroline LAMBETH. In 1940 he was married to Zella BRUCE, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Ermal and Curtis [SMITH], both of South Bend; four step-sons, Eldon, Burdell, Ralph and Floyd BRUCE; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.

Mrs. Roland Pratt
Mrs. Roland PRATT, 38, of near South Bend, died Thursday afternoon at St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka after a short illness. Her husband, who survives with four daughters, is a native of Akron. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in South Bend Peoples church. Friends may call at the Forest G. Hay and Sons funeral home in South Bend.

Saturday, September 10, 1966

John R. Hook
John Robert HOOK, 23, Culver, was injured fatally Friday when hit by a pickup truck driven by Robert D. KUMLER, 26, Kewanna. The accident occurred in an Indianapolis suburb where both were working for the McMahan Construction company of Rochester.
Hook was pronounced dead of multiple injuries at 7:19 a.m. after he was hit by the truck as he was walking to work at Lawrence. Authorities said Kumler was blinded by the rising sun and did not see Hook as the truck entered a private drive off Ind. 100.
Hook was lighting a cigarette and did not see the truck, witnesses said. Both men were working on a concrete plant that was providing materials for an interstate bridge being built by McMahan's over Ind. 67 at Lawrence.
The accident was not counted as a traffic fatality since it occurred on private property.
Born June 20, 1943 in Logansport, Hook was a 1961 graduate of Culver high school.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Culver Methodist church and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery, with the Culver Masonic lodge conducting graveside services. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. today until noon Monday and then at the church.

Monday, September 12, 1966

Francis M. Raymer
Francis M. "Frank" RAYMER, 52, Miami, Fla., a former Rochester man who was held prisoner by the Japanese for five years during World War II, died at noon Saturday in Miami. He had been ill since June 9 with Hodgkin's disease.
Mr. Raymer enlisted in the Navy in 1937. He was captured on the island of Guam during the initial invasion of the Pacific by the Japanese at the outset of World War II and was held prisoner in Japan for five years. Released at the end of the war, he retired from the Navy as a lieutenant commander in 1958.
He was commissioned lieutenant commander Aug. 13, 1946.
The first person he saw upon his release from Japanese prison was Barbara SHAFER, a nurse from his home town, Rochester, Indiana.
Mr. Raymer was born in Rochester Feb. 25, 1914 to Edward and Florence FALCONBURY RAYMER and attended Rochester schools. He was married to Lillie "Pat" SMITH, who survives. Following his retirement from the Navy, he attended and graduated from Miami university and had been an English instructor at Central high school in Florida.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Lynda, Candice and Janine [RAYMER], all at home, and Mrs. Porfiria PEREZ, Miami; the mother, Mrs. Florence RAYMER, Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Waldron (Charlene) HUDKINS, Knox, and Mrs. Norman (Ty) DUDDLESON, South Bend. Local survivors include Charles RAYMER, an uncle, and Mrs. Howard (Kathleen) WERTZBERGER, Mrs. Elliott (Belle) BAILEY and Clara MIKELS, all cousins.
Services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National cemetery, Washington, D.C. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Elsie Grass
Mrs. Elsie GRASS, 87, R.R. 2, Rochester, longtime resident of Newcastle township, died Sunday at 5:55 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor, a home for the aged at Warsaw where she had been a resident the past 15 months. She had been in ill health for five years.
Born in Fulton county to Frank and Ella BOWMAN ROGERS Sept. 20, 1878, she was married to Jacob GRASS Nov. 24, 1900. He died in October 1964. She was a member of the Talma Bible church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Mary) KONNECK, R.R. 1, Mentone; a son, Emerson [GRASS], R.R. 1, Rochester; a sister, R.R. 1, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Lillie MYERS, Talma, and a brother, Ramond ROGERS, of near Talma. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating. Burial will be at the Sycamore cemetery in Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jack B. Hooker
Jack B. HOOKER, 43, 1001 Monroe street, died 5 a.m. Sunday at Plymouth Parkview hospital where he was taken Thursday after suffering a coronary attack.
A native of Argos, he had lived in Rochester the past 15 years and was formerly employed in South Bend by the Studebaker corporation.
Born May 31, 1923, he was the son of Porter and Flora Deane YATES HOOKER, who survive. He was married at South Bend March 14, 1952 to Carolyn COPLEN, who survives. A Navy veteran of World War II and member of the Argos American Legion Post No. 68, he also was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Shelia) BOHM, Rochester, and Lisa Ann [HOOKER], at home; two sons, Barth J. and Brian K. [HOOKER], both at home; the mother and father of Argos; a sister, Mrs. Marvin (Mary Jane) ALBRIGHT, Plymouth; two brothers, Stanley [HOOKER], Lansing, Mich., and Ted [HOOKER], Louisville, Ky.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Revs. Graham B. MARSH and Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ella N. Brown
Mrs. Ella N. BROWN, 84, 400 West 13th street, well known for her strawberry gardening, died at her home at 7:10 p.m. Sunday after an illness of two years. She had been seriously ill for the last few months.
Born March 22, 1882 in Decatur county, she was a daughter of Eli and Sobrina WINN. She was married here May 4, 1904 to Eugene R. BROWN, who died Nov. 29, 1961. A lifetime resident of the Rochester community, she was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. James (Fern) JACKSON and Mrs. Ruth KOCHENDERFER, both of Rochester; Mrs. Barton (Elsie) BALL, all of Plymouth; Mrs. Jack (Maxine) SIFFORD, Independence, Mo., and Mrs. Howard (Pauline) HILL, Gardena, Cal.; four sons, Robert and Fred [BROWN], both of Rochester; Orlo [BROWN], Plymouth, and Earl [BROWN], Reno; sixteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Lee MULLINS, Tippecanoe. Two brothers, Ike and Will [WINN], preceded in death. Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Chester Bradway
Chester BRADWAY, 72, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 11:18 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home. A retired farmer, he had been ill for several years. Among his survivors are two daughters and six sons. He was born April 24, 1894 near Akron. His late wife was the former Mary CLEVENGER. Final rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Carl O. Bennett
Carl O. BENNETT, 59, of the Culver-Burr Oak community, died at noon Saturday at Plymouth Parkview hospital. He had been an active salesman for many years.
The son of Lawrence L. and Jessie MALLORY BENNETT, he was born at Ora. He moved back to Marshall county in 1950 from Goodland, Ind. He was married at Culver Aug. 11, 1920 to Lillian ARMFIELD, who survives. He was a member of the Later Day Saints church at Knox.s
Survivors are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. William (Eileen) LANE, South Bend; two sons, Gene [BENNETT], Winamac, and Leon [BENNETT], Culver; six grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Amer OLER, Argos; five sisters, Mrs. Vance (Gladys) FENSTERMAKER and Mrs. Glenn (Charlotte) WARNER, both of Argos; Mrs. Agnes YOUNG, Stockton, Cal.; Mrs. Donald (Gayna) BEHMER, Newport Richey, Fla., and Mrs. Dalta HATTEN, Goshen; three brothers, Charley [BENNETT], Lakeville, and Clyde and Clair [BENNETT] of Culver.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Arthur GIVENS officiating. Burial will be at Goodland City cemetery, where graveside rites will be conducted about 4 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, September 13, 1966

Chester Bradway
Last rites for Chester BRADWAY, 72, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at 11:18 a.m. Monday at the Miller nursing home, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron.
The Rev. Forest CARLSON will officiate and burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A farmer, Mr. Bradway had been ill several years. He was born April 24, 1894 in Fulton county to Frank and Rhoda LEECH BRADWAY. He was married May 6, 1916 to Mary CLEVENGER, who died in October, 1958.
Surviving are two daughters, Mr. Ray (Trella) COPLEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Pauline) YEAKLEY, South Bend; six sons, Willis [BRADWAY], South Bend; Ray [BRADWAY], Kokomo; Dale [BRADWAY], Mishawaka; David, Robert and Richard [BRADWAY], all of R.R. 2, Akron; two brothers, Lee [BRADWAY], St. Paul, Minn., and Clifford [BRADWAY], Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Celia ROOKSTOOL, Rochester; Mrs. Hazel ROOKSTOOL, South Bend; Mrs. Nellie SLUSSER, Akron; Mrs.Valura SPOHN, Rochester, and Ruth [BRADWAY], address unknown; thirty grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Edna C. Alspaugh
Miss Edna C. ALSPAUGH, 85, lifelong resident of the Akron community, died at 7 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home.
The last of three children, she was the daughter of John and Sarah [GINN] ALSPAUGH. She was born near Akron Dec. 27, 1880.
Survivors are several cousins. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Sheetz funeeral home at Akron with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Bertha I. Boggs
Mrs. Bertha L. BOGGS, the oldest resident of Marshall county, died at the age of 101 years at 8:15 a.m. today in her home, 202 North Maple avenue, Argos. Death was sudden, of a cerebral hemorrhage.
She was born July 23, 1865, at Plymouth, the daughter of Samuel and Margaret AULT MILLER. All of her life had been spent in Marshall county, the past 80 years in the Argos community.
Her marriage was to Charles A. BOGGS, Sept. 27, 1885, at Plymouth. He preceded in death March 16, 1936. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Zita BOGGS, at home; five grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Two daughters preceded in death.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where last rites will be 3 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Douglas STANWYCK officiating. Burial will be in Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Faye E. Gagnon
Faye E. GAGNON, 61, died at 5:30 a.m. today at the home of her son, Marion, at Fort Wayne. She had lived in the Akron community most of her life until two years ago when she moved to Fort Wayne.
The daughter of Jesse and Lucille PATTERSON CRIST, she was born at Roann Jan. 28, 1905. She was married Aug. 10, 1926 at Roann to Floyd GAGNON, who died in 1945. She was a member of the Roann Christian church.
Survivors are two sons, Marion [GAGNON], Fot Wayne, and Marvin [GAGNON], Akron; four grandchildren, and a brother, Roy CRIST, Peru. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Roann cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, September 14, 1966

Earl Karowsky
Final rites for Earl KAROWSKY, Sr., 59, Peru, a summertime resident of Lake Manitou who died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday at Louisville, Ky., will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru.
In recent years a salesman for the Hausske-Harlen furniture manufacturing company at Peru and former plant manager for the Lee manufacturing company in Peru, he had spent his summers at Lake Manitou and was a member of the Elks country club and the Manitou Moose lodge.
He was born in Chicago Oct. 23, 1907 to Peter and Anna BLUMENKROM KAROWSKY. He married Ruth LAVIOLETTE Dec. 10, 1930. She survives. He was a member of Peru's Presbyterian church, the Elks and Moose lodges in Peru and the Furniture club of America.
Survivors are the wife; a daughter, Barbara [KAROWSKY], at home; two sons, Earl [KAROWSKY], Jr., Madison, Wis., and Donald [KAROWSKY], South Bend, and two grandchildren.
The Rev. Dale DICKEY will officiate at the funeral with burial at Peru's Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Nettie Cullen
Nettie MARSH CULLEN, 93, who lived with a niece, Mrs. Blanche PETTY, in Roann, died at the Pleasant View nursing home near Wabash Tuesday.
Born Nov. 13, 1872 in Rochester, she was the daughter of James and Elizabeth BEATTIE MARSH. She was married Oct. 3, 1925 in New York City to James CULLEN, who died July 12, 1936. She had lived with Mrs. Petty in Roann for 30 years. She was a member of the First Baptist church in Rochester. She was the last of eight childfen.
The only survivors are nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m.Friday in the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann with the Rev. Paul HORINE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 15, 1966

Barry Lee Thompson
The death of Barry Lee THOMPSON, 16, Akron, at 3:30 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital brought Fulton county's traffic toll this year to five.
The Akron youth was thrown 50 feet against a board fence Sunday when his motorbike crashed on County Road 1000 East. He was rushed by ambulance to Woodlawn hospital for emergency treatment and then taken to South Bend and placed in the intensive care treatment ward.
It was the second fatal accident [this year] in the county involving a youth driving a motorbike.
Thompson was driving a 1966 Suzuki motorbike north on County Road 1000 East when it collided with a car that was going west on County Road 50 North. State police termed the accident unavoidable because of high growth of vegetation at the intersection.
A native of Akron and a junior in Akron high school, he was the son of Edward and Mary Jane NEWCOMER THOMPSON. He was born July 27, 1950. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors are the parents; a sister, Mrs. Roger (Janet) GEARHART, Royal Center, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Guy NEWCOMER, Rochester, and aunts and uncles and cousins.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be at Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron after 2 p.m. Friday until 1 p.m. Sunday, then at the church.

Harvey O. Foor
Funeral services were conducted Monday at Normal, Ill., with burial in Gridley, Ill., cemetery for Harvey O. FOOR, 66, a native of Rochester. He died Saturday at his home in Hudson, Ill.
The son of John and Martha RICHARDSON FOOR, he was born Oct. 10, 1899. He was married to Sarah FREED in Sept. 1925 at Bloomington, Ill. She died in 1948. He married Rowena SILVEY WOOD May 1, 1947 at Normal, Ill. She survives. He had resided in the Gridley and Hudson, Ill. communities 44 years.
Survivors include his wife; a son, William Wesley FOOR, Gridley, Ill.,; a step-daughter, Mrs. Yvonne THOMPSON, Danvers, Ill. three brothers, Osee [FOOR], Whiting; Leslie [FOOR], St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ralph [FOOR], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Lennie) DARR, Bremen, and Mrs. Orlo (Alta) BROWN, Plymouth, and seven grandchildren. Two sons and a brother preceded in death.

Friday, September 16, 1966

Raymond D. Patsel
Raymond D. PATSEL, 76, Delong, died at noon Thursday in his home.
The son of Douglas and Emily HAY PATSEL, he was born at Tippecanoe Nov. 24, 1889. He was a retired railroader and had spent most of his life in the Delong community. He was married to Oma CASTLEMAN Sept.16, 1914.
The wife survives with two sons, Cecil R. [PATSEL], Gary, and Harry L. [PATSEL], Delong; a daughter, Mrs. Frieda STEENBERGEN, Buena Park, Cal.; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Carl Q. BAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home afternoon Saturday.

Etta Brown
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Mrs. Etta ZELLERS BROWN, 84, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died Thursday morning at Woodlawn hospital here.
Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at th funeral home.
Born Nov. 20, 1881, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary YOUNG HAMPTON. Her first marriage was on Oct. 7, 1908, to Howard ZELLERS, who died in 1951. Her second marriage was April 16, 1961, to Dan BROWN, who also preceded in death.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the Radio Church of God at Indianapolis.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Izola FOUST, Indianapolis; Mrs. Helen ORTMAN, Kewanna, and Mrs. Bernice SIMHOUSER, Winamac; two sons, Arnold ZELLERS, Boynton Beach, Fla., and Ardis ZELLERS, Kentland; one sister, Mrs. Martin GALBREATH, South Bend; four step-children; eighteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. John Holm HOLMES, preceded in death.

Jane Kistler
Mrs. Jane KISTLER, 82, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 4:15 a.m. today at her home near Leiters Ford after suffering a coronary attack.
Born June 29, 1884 in Royal Center, she was the daughter of Lafayette and Anzonette HARVEY COLEMAN. She had lived near Leiters Ford for 50 years. She was married Feb. 2, 1903 in Royal Center to Milton Wayne KISTLER, who died in 1936. She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. V. E. (Elizabeth) GRIFFIN, Chicago; a son, Wayne C. [KISTLER], R.R. 3, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles COLEMAN, Royal Center, and nieces and nephews. Two sons preceded in death including Ralph [KISTLER], who died last June 10. Also preceding in death were a granddaughter, three brothers and three sisters.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the Cline cemetery at Royal Center. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Saturday, September 17, 1966 to Tuesday, September 20, 1966

[no obits]

Wednesday, September 21, 1966

Charles W. Gidley
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Charles W. GIDLEY, 83, Kewanna, who died Tuesday morning at the Miller nursing home here.
The Rev. Leroy WISE will officiate and burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery, where Masonic rites will be conducted. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
A retired railroad telegrapher, Mr. Gidley was born July 26, 1883, in Hebron, the son of Andrew and Viola LAMBKIN GIDLEY. His marriage was May 1, 1907, to Elsie HICKS, who survives. He was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church, Royal Center Masonic lodge and Eastern Star. Also surviving are a son, Loren [GIDLEY], Laguna Hills, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche COLLINS, Forestville, Md., and three grandchildren.

Thursday, September 22, 1966

[no obits]

Friday, September 23, 1966

Daniel M. Moore
Daniel [M.] MOORE, 701 East Ninth street, died at Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac about 1 p.m. today. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home here.

Saturday, September 24, 1966

L. G. Walker
L. G. WALKER, 82, Culver, a Fulton county native, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday at the R. N. nursing home, Teagarden, Ind., following an illness of two years.
Born Sept. 29, 1883 in Richland township, he was the son of Harrison and Lucrecia PHILLIPS WALKER. He moved to Culver from Mentone in 1914. He was co-owner of the Walker boat house on Lake Maxinkuckee for many years. He was married in St. Joseph, Mich., to Ida ROVELL, who died in 1924. He was a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ora F. ROVELL, Culver, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Charles L. HANEY officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Daniel M. Moore
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Daniel M. MOORE, 68, 701 East Ninth street, who died Friday at 12:30 p.m. in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac. He had been a patient there 10 days.
Dr. S. Herbert BESS will officiate and burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Moore was born Jan. 4, 1898, near Athens, the son of John and Flaura MOORE. He had lived here nine years, moving from Peru. His marriage was Feb. 23, 1925, at Peru to Mary B. MILLER, who survives.
He was a veteran of World War I and retired in 1958 from the Wabash railroad after 32 years' service. He was a member of the Oakdale Baptist church at Peru.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Enoch (Rosella) HELMS, Peru; a sister, Mrs. John (Jennie) REINHOLT, Winamac; a brother, Benjamin [MOORE], R.R. 1, Rochester; three granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Glen W. Holloway
Glen W. HOLLOWAY, 78, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He had been a patient 10 days.
Born May 11, 1888 in Burket, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry HOLLOWAY. He had lived in the Mentone area all his life. He was married to Minnie McCLONE, who survives. He was a farm laborer.
Surviving are six sons, Frank [HOLLOWAY], Plymouth; Floyd E. [HOLLOWAY], U.S. Air Force at Bunker Hill; Dean [HOLLOWAY, Palestine; Bernard [HOLLOWAY], Claypool, Kay and Donnie [HOLLOWAY], at home, six daughters, Mrs. Kathleen WAGNER, Warsaw; Mrs. Pauline SHAW, San Francisto; Mrs. Frances MARSHALL, Mentone; Mrs. Helen COLLINS, Wabash; Mrs. Phyllis NETTIE, Claypool, and Mrs. Barbara RUDO, Omaha, Neb.; three brothers, Hobert [HOLLOWAY], Burket; Elmer [HOLLOWAY], Warsaw, and Charlie [HOLLOWAY], Mesa, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Lola FALTZ, Nappanee; twenty-seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday until 11:30 a.m. Monday at the King memorial home in Mentone and from noon until time of service at the Mentone Methodist church. Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.

Monday, September 26, 1966

Rev. John Wallenburg
The Rev. John WALLENBURG, Houston, Texas, pastor of the Rochester First Christian church from 1930-35, died Sunday after a lengthy illness.
Born in Holland, he came to Belding, Mich., at the age of 18. He served as a missionary in Aftica and held pastorates in Rochester, Winter Haven, Fla., Brownsville and Houston, Texas.
Surviving are the wife, Etta [WALLENBURG]; two daughters, Mrs. Julia CUNIN and Mrs. Mary Bee BELTON, and five grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Belding with the Christian churches of Houston joining in a memorial servie at the same hour.

Donna Jean Davenport
Prayer services were conducted today for Donna Jean DAVENPORT, 3 1/2-month-old daughter of Don and Kathaleen NEWCOMB DAVENPORT, R.R. 2, Plymouth, at the Grossman funeral home inArgos by the Rev. Robert EBY. Burial was in Argos Walnut Brethren cemetery.
The baby, born May 30, 1966, at Plymouth, had been ill since birth. She died Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Plymouth Parkview hospital.
Survivors include the parents; the maternal grandparens, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin NEWCOMB, R.R. 2, Rochester, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond DAVENPORT, R.R. 2, Plymouth.

C. H. Grant
C. H. GRANT, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, died of a stroke this morning at the hospital in Hamilton. He was the father of Rev. Leslie GRANT, pastor of the Rochester Church of Christ. Last rites will be in Hamilton.

Tuesday, September 27, 1966

Mike Teel
Mike TEEL, 15, Fort Wayne,nephew of Norman TEEL, 507 Madison street, was killed instantly in a hit-run accident at Fort Wayne Saturday. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ondis TEEL, Fort Wayne.
Final rites were today at the McComb's funeral home at Fort Wayne. Burial was in Fort Wayne.

Wednesday, September 28, 1966

[no obits]

Thursday, September 29, 1966

Willis A. Allen
Willis A. ALLEN, 76, Williamsport, died Wednesday at 3 p.m. of a heart attack while mowing the lawn at his home. He was the father of Basil ALLEN, Rochester.
A retired farmer, he formerly resided in Flora and was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist church near the latter city. He was born Oct. 23, 1889, in Carrolll county, the son of Andrew and Augusta JORDAN ALLEN. He was married Sept. 6, 1964, to Josie Marie SMITH, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wanda SHONK, Flora; three other sons, Dorval and Lawrence [ALLEN], both of Flora, and Harold [ALLEN], Cutler; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Harry WILSON, Lafayette, and Mrs. Stewart EHLER, Williamsport; three step-sons, Richard RUSS, Lafayette, and Lincoln and Kenneth RUSS, both of Williamsport; a sister, Mrs. Emma TRENT, Flora; sixteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and fourteen step-great-grandchildren.
Rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Carter funeral home at Flora with the Rev. Douglas DICKEY officiating. Burial will be in Zion cemetery.
Friends may call at the Crowmer-Siddens mortuary in Williamsport from 6 to 9 p.m. today and at Carter funeral home in Flora from 2-9 p.m. Friday.

Friday, September 30, 1966

[no obits]

Saturday. October 1, 1966

Grace Craig
Mrs. Grace CRAIG, 75, Akron, died at 9 p.m. Friday at her home of a coronary attack. She had been ill several years.
Born June 2, 1891 in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of George and Mary Jane THOMPSON COOK. She had lived in the Akron are all her life. She was married March 30, 1916 to Oren CRAIG, who survives. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the WSCS, Beaver Dam Home Economics club and the Lincoln Ladies Aid.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, George [CRAIG], R.R. 1, Mentone, and William [CRAIG], R.R. 2, Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Dorris (Mildred) HARROLD, R.R 2, Akron, and Mrs. Ray (Susie) RILEY, R.R. 1, Akron; twelve grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, October 3, 1966

[no obits]

Tuesday, October 4, 1966

Beulah Barkman
Miss Beulah W. BARKMAN, 72, R.R. 5, Rochester, in the Talma community, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient two months. She had been in failing health the past year.
The daughter of Alonza and Mary Ann ZOLMAN BARKMAN, she was born in Newcastle township Aug. 9, 1894. She was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors are three sisters, Miss Iva BARKMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester, with whom she made her home the past several years since returning from a 30-year stay in South Bend; Mrs. Fred (Marjorie) GRASS, Elkhart, and Mrs. Gertrude Van LUE, Mishawaka; two brothers, Charlie BARKMAN, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Boyd BARKMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester. Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham B. MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Joseph W. Barlow
Joseph W. BARLOW, 58, Oakland, Cal., a Marshall county native, died at his home Sunday at 10 p.m. He had been ill the past 18 months.
The son of William and Emma BOWMAN BARLOW, he was born at Argos March 15, 1908. He was married at Plymouth Nov. 1, 1941 to Freida BIDDINGER MYERS, who survives. They moved from Plymouth to California in 1956. He was a machinest and was a member of the Oakland, Cal., Church of God.
Surviving with the wife are a step-son, Allen MYERS, Fort Wayne; three step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Irvin LEE, Vallejo, Cal., and Mrs. Anna FREESE, Plymouth, and a brother, Harold BARLOW, Plymouth. Final rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home at Argos. Burial will be at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the fueral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Mary H. Blackketter
Mrs. Mary Hazel BLACKKETTER, 78, Fulton, a former three-year resident of the Miller Nursing Home, died today at 2 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital. The daughter of Joseph and Emma J. ZOOK STUDEBAKER, she was married to Fred BLACKKETTER, a carpenter who died in 1963.
A daughter, Mrs. Fred J. (Evelyn) STURGESS, residing at Birmingham, Mich., is believed to be the lone survivor. She has been notified and due to arrive at Fulton this afternoon.
Rites are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton.

Wednesday, October 5, 1966

Mary H. Blackketter
Last rites will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Mary Hazel BLACKKETTER, 78, Fulton, who died Tuesday morning in Woodlawn hospital.
Death came after a long illness. Mrs. Blackketter had been a nursing home patient since Jan. 1, 1964.
The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born March 6, 1888, in Logansport, Mrs. Blackketter was the daughter of Joseph and Emma STUDEBAKER. Her marriage was Nov. 29, 1906, near Fulton to Fred S. BLACKKETTER, who died Dec. 28, 1963.
A member of the Fulton E.U.B. church, she lived in Fulton 35 years, having moved to Detroit in 1928 and returning in 1931. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Evelyn) STURGESS, Birmingham, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Marie DENNIS, Wyandotte, Mich.; two grandsons, James STURGESS, Sturgis, Mich., and David STURGESS, Birmingham, Mich.; one great-grandson, Jeffery STURGESS, Sturgis, Mich., and cousins.

George A. Gooch
George A. GOOCH, 76, a Peru resident for 50 years, died at his home at 2:15 a.m. today following an illness of one year. He was a retired employee of the C&O railroad.
Surviving are three daughters, including Mrs. Gordon ZARTMAN of Macy; three sons; a brother; a sister; eighteen grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Thursday, October 6, 1966

[no obits]

Friday, October 7, 1966

Floyd D. Bowell
Floyd D. BOWELL, 71, died suddenly of a heart attack while walking in the yard of his home, R.R. 1, Argos, at 11:45 a.m. Thursday.
Born April 16, 1895, in Walnut township near Argos, he was the son of Lewis and Ida McCLURE BOWELL and has spent all his life in the Argos community. He was married Dec. 23, 1915, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Ida DAWSON, who survives.
Mr. Bowell, a farmer and egg producer, was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Donna) MILLER, Valparaiso; one son, Everett [BOWELL], Argos; one grandson, Jack Dale MILLER, and one sister, Mrs. Gertrude WHISMAN, Argos. Two brothers, Earl and Herbert [BOWELL], preceded in death.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where last rites will be Saturday at 3 p.m. with the Revs. Russell GOOD and Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
Blanche Bacon
Mrs. Blanche BACON, 75, Plymouth, died at Plymouth Parkview hospital this moring. She was a sister of Ralph SMITH, R.R. 5, Rochester.

Saturday, October 8, 1966

Blanche M. Bacon
Mrs. Blanche M. BACON, 75, Plymouth, died at Parkview hospital Friday at 11:20 a.m. after an extended illness.
Born Dec. 17, 1890, in Fulton county, she was the daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman SMITH. She had lived in the Plymouth community 42 years. Her marriage was April 12, 1913, to Fred B. BACON, who died in 1963.
She was a member of the Pretty Lake E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret WOODS, Largo, Fla., and Mrs. Leota AMOR, Columbus, O.; one son, Fred BACON, Plymouth; one brother, Ralph SMITH, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Hazel CARTER, Van Nuys, Cal.; Mrs. Grace SHIMER, Mrs. Lena ALSPACH and Mrs. Glen MERLEY, all of Akron; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Pretty Lake E.U.B. church with the Rev. J. F. BEAR officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Van Gilder funeral home after 7 p.m. today and at the church an hour before the service.

Mary J. Cherry
Last rites were held today at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Mrs. Mary J. CHERRY, 91, who died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. George BASSLER, R.R. 2, Kewanna, with whom she had been residing.
The Rev. William JOHNSON officiated and burial was in the Baptist cemetery at Metea.
Mrs. Cherry was a member of the Methodist church. She was born in County Down, Ireland,on Aug. 15, 1875, the daughter of John and Mary MOORE KAIN. Her marriage was June 1, 1898, to Andrew CHERRY, who died in May, 1933.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. BASSLER; Mrs. Ray METCALF, Stow, O., and Mrs. A. T. EMERICK, Kent, O.; two sons, Robert [CHERRY], Ravenna, O.,, and William [CHERRY], New Philadelphia, O.; four sisters, Mrs. A. W. TURNER, Houston, and Mrs. Reuben INMAN, Miss Selina KAHN and Mrs. Sue HENDERSON, all of Walnut Creek, Cal; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren . A son preceded in death.

Charles Dorland
Charles DORLAND, 85, Mentone, died Friday at 3:50 p.m. in Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw following an extended illness.
He was born at Tiosa April 9, 1881, and had moved to Mentone in 1946 from Hammond. Mr. Dorland never married. He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ and of the Hammond Eagles lodge.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jerry (Lou) ROBBINS and Mrs. Byron (Zoa) LINN, Mentone; nieces and nephews, and his nurse and housekeeper of 15 years, Ima TAYLOR.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial Home at Mentone with Brother Ermil NORMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the memorial home after Sunday noon.

Monday, October 10, 1966

Dr. James D. White
Dr. James D. WHITE, 53, Terre Haute, brother-in-law of Joe QUICK of Rochester, died of cancer Sunday morning in New England Deaconess hospital, Boston, Mass. He had been in the hospital three weeks.
Funeral services and burial will be in Terre Haute. Details have not been arranged yet.

Mary Rager
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron for Mrs. Mary RAGER, 80, Akron, who died Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Prairie View nursing home at Warsaw.
She had been a nursing home patient 12 weeks and in ill health the past two years.
The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate at the service and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Rager was born June 11, 1886, in Fulton county, the daughter of Wesley and Alice MIDDLETON FLENAR. She had spent her lifetime in the Akron community. Her marriage was April 13, 1907, at Akron to Walter RAGER, who died in 1955.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eva ESHELMAN, Akron; three sons, Eldon [RAGER], Silver Lake, and Kendall and Verl [RAGER], both of R.R. 1, Akron; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie KEEFER, marion, O., and Mrs. Trella BAUM, Mentone; two brothers, Charles FLENAR, North Manchester, and Merl FLENAR, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. One brother and one sister preceded in death.

Emma M. Weidner
Mrs. Emma Mary WEIDNER, 91, lifetime resident of the Argos community, died at 1:30 a.m. today in Sacred Heart Home for the Aged at Avilla, Ind.
Born Jan. 31, 1875 in Marshall county near Argos, she was the daughter of John and Catherine GAST LEFFERT. She was married Dec. 31, 1896 in Plymouth to Charles WEIDNER, who died March 20, 1928. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic church at Plymouth.
Surviving are a son, Charles H. WEIDNER, Argos; eight grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. O. (Angeline) HARRELL, Argos, and Mrs. Anne DRAKE, Walkerton; a brother, John LEFFERT, Kokomo. A daugter and a son preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's church in Plymouth with Father Casmir MOSKWINSKI officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 11, 1966

John E. Gottschalk
John Edward GOTTSCHALK, 55, native of Kewanna, died Monday at 3:15 p.m. at the Veterans Administration hospital in Indianapolis. A resident of Logansport, he had been ill since June.
Born in Kewanna, Nov. 22, 1910, he was the son of Edward and Dora BRAMAN GOTTSCHALK and was married Sept. 18, 1931, at Logansport to Ruby FISHER, who survives.
Mr. Gottschalk was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, National Order of Trench Rats, and Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 399. He was a construction plumber by trade.
Also surviving are a son, Eddie [GOTTSCHALK], Anderson; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara GRAVES, Key West, Fla.; the mother, Mrs. Dora GOTTSCHALK, Kewanna; one granddaghter and three sisters, Mrs. Geneva DAVIS, Rochester; Mrs. Eleanor LIND, Logansport, and Mrs. Ruth WALTERS, Kewanna.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Capt. Otis I. Minter
O. I. MINTER, former Rochester mayor and longtime Fulton county veterans' service officer, died Monday noon at Wesley Manor Methodist Home in Frankfort, where he had resided since Janary, 1965. He was 85 years of age.
Mr. Minter was a retired Army captain, having served 37 years with the ordnance department. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and of World War I, having seen extensive duty overseas during his military career.
He saw duty in the Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion in China and in Mexican border skirmishes besides the Spanish War and World War I.
His death leaves only one local survivor of the Spanish war, Fred LOGAN of Rochester, who now resides in Michigan. Another local Spanish war veteran, C. J. IRWIN, died here Aug. 30.
"Cap" Minter was elected to two consecutive terms as Rochester mayor, serving from 1939 to 1945, resigning in mid-term. He was appointed veterans' service office in 1948 and remained in that post 17 years until his retirement at the end of 1964.
He and his wife took up residence at Wesley Manor in January, 1965. Death came following an illness of 18 months.
Otis Iven MINTER was born April 8, 1881, in Mahoning county, O., the son of William and Sarah MILLER MINTER. His marriage was Aug. 21, 1906, to Lulu SHESLER, who survives. There are no other immediate survivors.
Mr. Minter was an active member of the Grace Methodist church and of the Rochester Kiwanis club and belonged to the Masonic lodge, Order of Eastern Star, Scottish Rite and Shrine.
He was a life member of the American Legion Post here and had attended Valparaiso university.
Last rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Amanda Reid chapel at Wesley Manor with the Rev. Carlyle MASON, superintendent, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn memorial park at Frankfort. Friends may call at the Reid chapel an hour before rites or at the Hartman funeral home in Frankfort.

Albert Leroy Upp
Albert Leroy "Roy" UPP, 73, died at 4:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Oct. 9, Mr. Upp previously had been a patient at Coldren's rest home, East Fourth street, since November, 1965.
Born May 9, 1893, in Portland, Ind., he had resided in this community most of his life. From 1946-58 he had resided with a brother, Arvil UPP, at Lake Manitou, and from 1958 at the Fulton County Home. The brother, Arvil, is the only known survivor.
Funeral rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Elbert F. Powell
Elbert Frederick POWELL, 45, Roann, an employee of the Roann Farm Bureau eelvator, became ill at work shortly after noon Monday and died at 2:20 p.m. at the Wabash county hospital.
Surviving are the wife, the former Miriam DAWALD; a son, and five brothers and sisters, including Mrs. Elwyn BECKER, Fulton, Harold E. POWELL, Macy, and Floyd D. POWELL, Kewanna.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann with the Revs. Gene SCHWENK and Lloyd POWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Denver cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, October 12, 1966

Albert Leroy Upp
Graveside services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Citizens cemetery for Albert Leroy "Roy" UPP, 73, who died Tuesday morning in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Thursday, October 13, 1966

Daniel Secor
Daniel SECOR, 52, R.R. 1, Akron, died suddenly this morning shortly after being admitted to Woodlawn hospital with a heart ailment. Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Sarah A. Weller
Mrs. Sarah A. WELLER, 83, Waterman, Ill., died at 5:45 a.m. today at DeKalb public hospital near Waterman. She had been in failing health seven years.
Born Sept. 24, 1883 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John and Rebecca HARTMAN BOWEN. She left Fulton county in 1910 after living in the Leiters Ford area. She was married to Michael WELLER, who died in 1949. She was a member of the Waterman Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. F. W. (Marie) KINNEY, Waterman; a son, Lawrence [WELLER], Batavia, Ill.; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Elva MECHLING, Argos; Mrs. Alice NORRIS, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Lee (Rose) HATCH, Macy, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Snday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home

Friday, October 14, 1966

Sarah A. Weller
Additional survivors of Mrs. Sarah A. WELLER, 83, Waterman, Ill., are two brothers, Vernie BOWEN, of Leiters Ford, and Clem BOWEN of Plymouth.
Mrs. Weller, a native of Fulton county, died Wednesday morning.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Daniel D. Secor
Last rites for Daniel D. SECOR, 52, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron.
The Revs. Claude FAWNS and Daniel BENGSTON will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Secor had been in failing health two years and in serious condition with a heart ailment for six months.
Born March 11, 1914 in Akron, he was the son of Harley and Loie KARNS SECOR. He was a lifetime resident of the Akron community. He was married June 28, 1936 in Rochester to Irene BOWEN, who survives. Mr. Secor was a member of the Akron Methodist church and was employed at Sealed Power in Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Karen) FAWCETT, Akron, and Janice [SECOR], a seventh grader at Beavr Dam scool; a granddaughter; the mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey BALLENGER of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Virginia) UTTER, Remington, and Mrs. Robert (Dawn) SHEETS, Akron, and a brother, Edward SECOR, Bremen.

Saturday, October 15, 1966

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Monday, October 17, 1966

Clarence A. Blakeley
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Clarence A. BLAKELEY, 79, who lived four miles west of Argos on Ind. 10.
The Rev. William A. NANGLE will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Blakeley was found dead in his home Sunday by two friends. His wife was working in South Bend. He had been in failing health with a heart ailment for some time. It is believed he died Friday evening.
Born Feb. 13, 1887, at Wapaneta, O., he was the son of Henry and Mary BLAKELEY. He had resided in the Argos community for 20 years after retiring from a heating manufacturing business in South Bend. He was married in 1916 at Elkhart to Ethel NISWONGER, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) RINGER, Plymouth; a son, Donald [BLAKELEY], Walkerton; six grandchildren, and two sisters. Mrs. Ada LOWELL and Mrs. Irma TOWNSEND, both of Elkhart.

Bessie M. Cox
Mrs. Roy (Bessie M.) COX, Fulton, died at an Indianapolis hospital this morning. Arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Noah H. Dewald
Last rites for Noah H. DEWALD, 87, Macy, were conducted today at the McCain funeral home and burial was in the Ebenezer cemetery. Mr. Dewald died at 10:15 p.m. Friday in a Logansport hospital after an illness of 11 years. Survivors are a brother, Dewey [DEWALD], Macy, and nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, October 18, 1966

Bessie M. Cox
Last rites for Bessie M. COX, 78, who lived in Fulton before moving to Indianapolis to live with her daughter, Mrs. Ruth NEWBY, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.
The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton Citizens Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Cox died at 10 a.m. Monday in University Heights hospital at Indianapolis.
Born Sept. 12, 1888 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Edward and Emma BEATTY BARKER. She had lived in Fulton all her life except for 22 years in Indianapolis. She was married to Roy COX, who survives. She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are the husband, of Logansport; three daughters, Mrs. NEWBY; Mrs. Berneice BALDWIN, Indpls., and Mrs. Donna WYATT, Princess Lake, Ind.; a son, Robert BURNS, Indianapolis; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anna CLABAUGH, Fulton.

Sue Murphy
Mrs. Sue MITCHELL MURPHY, 44, an attorney at Akron for the last six years, was found dead in her apartment about 6:45 p.m. Monday.
State police, Akron police, Deputy Coroner Lyman BAKER and the sheriff's office went to the scene. Mrs. Murphy apparently died of natural causes several days before her body was found, said Dr. Clarence COBB, Logansport pathologist who conducted an autopsy.
Mrs. Murphy was a graduate of the Gulf Park college, Gulfport, Miss., and the Indiana University School of Law. She was admitted to the Bar in Indiana and New Mexico.
In New Mexico, she was the vice chairwoman of the Republican party, was legal advisor to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and had established legal aid offices in the state.
Surviving ar the mother, Mrs. William MITCHELL, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Robert SANFORD, Elkhart, and Mrs. Robert BARTA, Lombard, Ill.; the grandmother, Mrs. H. D. STONER, Akron, and a nephew, Tom BARTA, Lombard, Ill.
The body is at the Haupert funeral home in Akron, where there will be no calling hours. The body will be cremated, with servies to be conducted at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.

Wednesday, October 19, 1966

Sue Murphy
Graveside services for family and friends will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery for Mrs. Sue MITCHELL MURPHY, 44, Akron, who was found dead at her home Monday evening.
The family is receiving friends at their home at Lake Manitou.

Thursday, October 20, 1966

Alice Grable
Mrs. Alice GRABLE, 89, Twelve Mile, died Wednesday a 4:10 p.m. at the home of her son, Ora [GRABLE], following a two-year illness.
Born in Pulaski county on June 4, 1877, she was the daughter of Hicks and Sarah SMITH WHEATLEY. Her marriage was Nov. 20, 1895, in Logansport to John GRABLE, who died in 1947.
Mrs. Grable was the last surviving member of a family of five children. She had lived in Twelve Mile her entire life and was a member of Skinner Chapel church.
Surviving are two sons, Mac [GRABLE], Fulton, and Ora "Pat" [GRABLE], Twelve Mile; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the McCain funeral home with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Arthur W. Kuhn
Arthur W. KUHN, 74, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital of a skull fracture suffered when he fell from the haymow to the floor of the barn at his farm.
Sheriff Willard CLARK and Deputy Coroner Lyman BAKER said Mr. Kuhn had been putting bales of hay into the barn, using a tractor and pulley arrangement. The rope on the pulley apparently became entangled and Mr. Kuhn went up into the haymow. He lost his balance while trying to fix the rope and fell to the floor below.
The accident apparently occurred about 2:30 p.m. A neighbor, Wallace "Doc" JOHNSON, discovered the man. He had stopped to investigate when he hear the tractor's motor operating as he was driving by the farm.
Born Oct. 15, 1892 in Fulton county, Mr. Kuhn had spent his lifetime in this county. He was married Aug. 6, 1949 at Akron to Lena SWICK, who survives. His parents were Henry A. ad Ida PRSSNALL KUHN. He was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Trella) TOMBAUGH, Mentone, and Mrs. Devon (Lorena) SWICK, Indianapolis; a grandson; two great-grandsons; a brother, Cecil L. KUHN, South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel McHATTON, Winchester. A brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Akron church of God with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.

Friday, October 21, 1966

Devon L. Emmons
Devon L. EMMONS, 55, Warsaw, died suddenly of a heart attack at 1 p.m. Thursday at his home.
Born in Athens May 14, 1911, he was the son of Albert and Hattie SHAMP EMMONS. He had lived in Warsaw since 1932, moving there from Athens. He was married July 17, 1945 to Helen FANCIL, who is the only survivor. Mr. Emmons was a retired crane operator for Myer Levin ad Sons of Warsaw. He attended the First Baptist church in Rochester, was a member of the Warsaw American Legion and Eagles lodge, and was an Army veteran of World War II.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McHatton funeral home at Warsaw and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Josephine Mahler
Mrs. Lester E. MAHLER, the former Josephine Merl REISH, died Wednesday evening in Napoleon, O. She was a former resident of Leiters Ford. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Saturday, October 22, 1966

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Monday, October 24, 1966

Martha Bryant
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Halbritter-Swem funeral home in Niles, Mich., for Mrs. Martha BRYANT, 65, Niles, who died Saturday at 2:20 p.m. in Kalamazoo, Mich.
She was the sister of Talfred RICHARDSON, Rochester.
The Rev. Lawrence BEAVER will officiate at the service and burial will be in Chapel Hill cemetery, Mishawaka. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Born April 1, 1901, in Hamilton county, Ind., Mrs. Bryant had lived in Niles since 1949. Her husband, Harry [BRYANT], died in March, 1954.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy HAZEN, Lansing, Mich.; another brother, John RICHARDSON, Niles, and two grandchildren.

Charles Kenneth Cooper
Charles Kenneth COOPER, 58, died Sunday about 10:30 a.m. at his home on South Mud Lake, R.R. 1, Macy. He had been ill since Wednesday and death was unexpected.
Born April 6, 1908, at West Point, Ind., he was the son of Charles and Carrie DEARDORF COOPER and had spent his lifetime in Lafayette until 1959, when he moved to South Mud Lake. His marriage was May 16, 1936, at Frankfort, to Edythe RARDON, who survives. Mr. Cooper was a baker 35 years with Rugers Bakery in Lafayette and most recently had been baker for Graves Bakery in that city. The coopers owned Cooper's Bait House on South Mud Lake. He was a member of the Nyona Lake Fish and Game club.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Ralph Stanley COOPER, a senior at Caston high school; three sisters, Mrs. Martha KNOTT, Mrs. Bernice ISLEY and Mrs. Vincent MAULHAUPT, all of Lafayette; three brothers, Eugene and Clifford [COOPER], both of Lafayette, and Marion [COOPER], South Bend; nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were one brother, one sister, two sons and one daughter.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Tuesday, October 25, 1966

Leonard Charles Lewis, Jr.
Word was received here today of the death Sunday night of Leonard Charles LEWIS, Jr., grandson of Mrs. Loren KRAMER of Talma, in an auto accident in Florida. Further details were not immediately available.
Mr. Lewis was stationed at a Naval base in Florida. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard LEWIS, Sr., Iowa City, Ia.
Last rites are incomplete. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge.

Wednesday, October 26, 1966

Cpl. Leonard Charles Lewis, Jr.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Marine Cpl. Leonard Charles LEWIS, Jr., 20, former county resident. He died Sunday at Baptist hospital in Pensacola, Fla., from injuries sustained in an auto accident that day.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.
Cpl. Lewis was stationed at Cherry Point, N.C., at the time of the accident. No details of the crash have been received here.
Born June 5, 1946, at LaPorte, he was the son of Leonard Charles and Sadie ELDER LEWIS. He entered the Marine Corps July 15, 1964.
He was a member of the First Christian church of this city.
Surviving are the parents, Iowa City, Ia.; paternal grandmother and paternal stepgrandfather, Mr. and Mrs. Loren KRAMER, Talma; paternal gradfather, Nolan LEWIS, Spokane, Wash.; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Edward LOWE, Rochester; maternal grandfather, Worthy ELDER, Knox; three sisters, Mrs. Sam (Penny) FINNEGAN, Peru; Mrs. Melvin (Peggy) HILL, Rochester, and Miss Sadie LEWIS, Iowa City, and one niece.

Thursday, October 27, 1966

Inez A. White
Mrs. Inez A. WHITE, 89, a longtime resident of the Argos community, died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Myers nursing home in Bremen. She had been in failing health for several years.
Born March 20, 1877 in Independence, O., she was the daughter of Samuel and Phoebe NEWHOUSE DREITZLER. She moved to Argos with her family in 1882. She also had lived a few years in the South Bend area. Mrs. White was married Nov. 16, 1904 in Argos to John A. WHITE, who died Nov. 11, 1939. She was a lifetime member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Merle (Berneta) GOODYEAR, Denver, Colo; two sons, John C. [WHITE], Plymouth, and Paul V. [WHITE], Lake City, Mich.; five grandchildren, and eight [great]-grandchildren. A son, Samuel [WHITE], and two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Other details are incomplete. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Friday, October 28, 1966

Inez A. White
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Mrs. Inez A. WHITE, 89, Argos, who died Wednesday in Bremen.
The Rev. Douglas STANWYCK will officiate and burial will be in New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, October 29, 1966

Eva Prophet
Mrs. Eva PROPHET, 64, 1017 East 14th street, died this morning at 2:15 o'clock of a heart attack at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted 2 1/2 hours earlier. Although Mrs. Prophet had experienced earlier heart seizures, her death was unexpected by family and friends.
Born Jan. 17, 1902, in this city, she was the daughter of George "Tid" and Grace May ICE KNIGHT and had spent her entire life here except for a brief period in Logansport.
Her marriage was Jan. 23, 1932, in Plymouth to Jess D. PROPHET, who died Jan. 10, 1966.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Lewis (Sue Ann) WILLIAMS, Rochester, who had made her home with the Prophets; two sisters, Mrs. Delmar (Ruth) BALL and Mrs. Chester (Dorothy) FISH, both of Rochester; three brothers, Jesse, Steve and Charles KNIGHT, all of Rochester; one step-son, Dale PROPHET, Logansport, and two step-grandchildren, Ginger and Thomas PROPHET, Logansport.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Glen MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, October 31, 1966

Effie Hayward
Effie HAYWARD, 96, died Saturday afternoon at the I.O.O.F. Home in Greensburg, where she had resided since Aug. 12. She had spent most of her life in the Rochester community.
Born Aug. 2, 1870, in the Green Oak community, she was the daughter of Richard and Nancy HARPER VANDEGRIFT. Her marriage was Feb. 3, 1890, in this city to Calvin Boyd HAYWARD, who died May 31, 1934.
Mrs. Hayward had been a member of Evergreen Rebekah lodge here for over 50 years.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Guy McMILLEN, Rochester; and two sons, Richard HAYWARD, Elkhart, and Leland HAYWARD, Dyer.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in 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 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, November 1, 1966

Effie Hayward
Rebekah Lodge No. 57 will conduct memorial services Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home during last rites for Mrs. Effie HAYWARD, 96, who died Saturday.

Donald L. Stump
Donald L. STUMP, 48, Dunlap, was dead on arrival at St. Charles hospital in Toledo, O., shortly before noon Monday after becoming ill earlier in the day. He had left Saturday on a fishing trip.
Surviving are the wife, the former Goldie E. BALDWIN; a daughter; four brothers, and nine sisters.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Walley-Mills-Zimmerman funeral home in Elkhart and burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Garden west of Elkhart. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Grace Oler
Miss Grace OLER, 81, died at 3 a.m. today at the Krogh nursing home in Mishawaka. She had been ill a year since suffering a stroke. Miss Oler resided at 1613 East Ewing street, South Bend.
Born in Argos Dec. 27, 1884, the daughter of John and Melissa SPOHN OLER, she had resided in South Bend 58 years, moving from Argos.
Miss Oler retired in 1950 from Wilson Shirt company in South Bend, where she had been employed 40 years. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors lodge in South Bend.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Lola) THIELE, Belleview, Wash.; one brother, Amer OLER, Argos, and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Last rites will be at the funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Wednesday, November 2, 1966

William O. Myers
William Oliver MYERS, 51, died at 6 a.m. today at the home of his sister, Mrs. Hillis (Esther) WICKIZER of R.R. 2, Argos following a three-year illness.
Born Nov. 11, 1914 near Argos to William H. and Cora E. WARNER MYERS, he was a lifetime resident of the Argos area. He had lived with his sister for the last 13 years, having never married.
The sister is the only survivor.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. CST Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos wih the Rev. Douglas STANWYCK officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Jack Lee Clark
Jack Lee CLARK, 34, died unexpectedly this morning at 4:30 o'clock of a heart attack at his home, 1130 Madison street. He had no previous heart illness.
A lifetime resident of this community, Mr. Clark formerly worked for the city water department and Indiana Metal Products. Since August he had been employed at Hale & Hunter elevator in Mentone.
Born May 13, 1932, near Athens, he was the son of Rule and Bertha McGEE CLARK. His marriage was Sept. 29, 1951, in Rochester to Barbara McCALLA, who survives.
He was a member of the Logansport Eagles lodge, American Legion post of Rochester and served with the Air Force in Korea.
Also surviving are one daughter, Janet [CLARK], at home; five sons, Jackie, Michael, Steven, Mark and Brian [CLARK], all at home; his mother, Mrs. Edward PFLEDDERER; a half-sister, Mrs. Robert "Pat" THOMAS, and four half-brothers, Cyrus and Jerry BAIRD, and John SWEET, all of Rochester, and John O'CONNOR, Claypool.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, November 3, 1966

Jack Lee Clark
Additional survivors of Jack L. CLARK, 34, who died of a heart attack here Wednesday morning, are George and Earl CLARK, brothers, both of this city. Last rites will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rochester American Legion and VFW posts will assist.

Dr. Charles L. Richardson
Dr. Charles L. RICHARDSON, 63, died at 1:15 p.m. today of a heart attack, sustained at his office, 121 West Eighth street.
Although he had been in ill health, the death of Dr. Richardson was unexpected. He had been in the general practice of medicine in Rochester for 32 years.
Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge of last rites.

Sarah M. Little
Mrs. Sarah Martha "Sadie" LITTLE, 88, We-Like-It trailer court, died at 9:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospitaL. She was admitted Oct. 23.
She had lived on a farm in the Bethlehem community of Newcastle township for many years with her husband, Joe [LITTLE], who died in 1953.
Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, November 4, 1966

Dr. Charles L. Richardson
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. EST in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Dr. Charles L. RICHARDSON, 63, longtime Rochester physician and surgeon who died Thursday afternoon.
The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate, assisted by the Rochester Masonic lodge, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Dr. Richardson had been in ill health but his death was unexpected. He was stricken fatally by a heart attack at his office, 121 West Eighth street, at 1:15 p.m.
He returned to his native Rochester in 1934 to establish the general practice of medicine and surgery. Prior to that, he had practiced four years in Monon.
Dr. Richardson, who resided on Country Club drive at Lake Manitou, was a 1927 graduate of the Indiana university school of medicine and in 1928 was granted a cum laude degree by the university as a reward of merit. Since 1959, he had served as Fulton county health officer and was active in the establishment of a county health ordinance the same year.
A major in the Army during World War II, Dr. Richardson served as a surgeon with the 5th Evacuation Hospital in Europe. He was with the first Allied forces to invade Europe in 1944, landing on the Normandy beachhead six days after D-Day. He received five battle stars for his service.
Born April 7, 1903, in Rochester, Charles Lester RICHARDSON was the son of Kelsey P. and Florence STAHL RICHARDSON. His marriage was May 20, 1928, in this city to Ruth DOWNS, who survives.
Dr. Richardson was a member of Fulton County, Indiana and American Medical Associations; Chamber of Commerce; Elks, Moose and I.O.O.F. lodges; American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars; Indiana University Alumni club, and Nu Sigma Nu medical fraternity.
He also was a 32nd degree Mason, belonged to the Scottish Rite at Fort Wayne and Mizpah Shrine Temple at Fort Wayne, Manitou Shrine club and attended the First Baptist church here.
Also surviving are one son, Dr. Joseph D. RICHARDSON, in medical practice with his father; two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Susan) LEININGER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Robert (Beth) OLIVER, Columbus, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Kim, Charles and Edward RICHARDSON; Steven, David and Sharon LEININGER, and Philip and Kelly OLIVER.
Also, two sisters, Mrs. John (Helen) MILLER and Mrs. D. H. (Mary) COAN, both of South Bend; and three brothers, Dr. Kline RICHARDSON, Peoria, Ill.; Adolph RICHARDSON, Mishawaka, and Frank RICHARDSON, South Bend. Three brothers, Rayond, Fred and Clyde [RICHARDSON], preceded in death.
The family expressed appreciation for the many floral tributes already received and requested that further memorials be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Sarah M. Little
Last rites will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Sarah Martha "Sadie" LITTLE, 88, who died Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Oct. 23.
Mrs. Little had resided at the We-Like-It trailer court on Lake Manitou since 1953. For many years she had lived in the Bethlehem community of Newcastle township, moving from Plymouth.
Born March 2, 1878, in Kosciusko county, she was married June 24, 1905, in this city to Joseph R. LITTLE, who died July 19, 1953. Her parents were Henry and Sarah Martha PIERCE DURHAM.
Surviving is a son, Ralph [LITTLE], Plymouth. Another son,Virgil [LITTLE], preceded in death.
The Rev. Phillip ROBINSON, Dugger, Ind., will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary Lou Scott
Services were held this week in Joliet, Ill., for Mrs. Mary Lou SCOTT, 45, Kewanna, who died last Friday in Joilet after a long illness. She was the wife of Clayton SCOTT, Kewanna.
Also surviving are a son, James [SCOTT], serving with the Army in Germany; a daugnhter, Shirley [SCOTT], Schiller Park, Ill.; her mother, three sisters and her mother-in-law.

Saturday, November 5, 1966

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Monday, November 7, 1966

Mildred A. Rans
Mrs. Mildred Ann RANS, 52, R.R. 1, Denver, died this morning at 2 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital after a two-day illness.
Born June 23, 1914, in Bethlehem township of Cass county, she was the daughter of
George and Lovia FIDLER Van METER and had spent her lifetime in the Fulton-Metea communities. She moved to the Denver area a year ago.
Her marriage was Nov. 23, 1939, in Annsboro, Ind., to Ralph D. RANS, who survives. Mrs. Rans was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Also surviving are two sons, James [RANS], Rochester, and Richard [RANS], at home; her mother, Mrs. Lovia Van METER, Metea; two sisters, Mrs. Leo (Martha) STUDEBAKER, Hammond, and Mrs. Lewis (Betty) ZIMMER, Royal Center; five brothers, Ernest and Weldon Van METER, both of R.R. 1, Lucerne; Daniel Van METER, R.R. 2, Kewanna; Walter Van METER, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Donald Van METER, Cincinnati; one gandchild, James RANS, Jr.; two uncles, two aunts and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. EST in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON of Metea officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery at Fulton. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

May Williams
Mrs. May WILLIAMS, 81, Fulton, died early this morning at her home after an extended illness. Her death, discovered by her son, Joseph [WILLIAMS], at 8 a.m., was unexpected.
Born May 1, 1885, in Grant county, she was the daughter of Joseph and Harriet WILSON WHYBREW and had spent her life in the Fulton community. Her marriage was in Fulton in 1905 to Willard WILLIAMS, who died Dec. 21, 1964.
Mrs. Williams was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two sons, Chester [WILLIAMS], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Joseph [WILLIAMS], R.R. 6, Rochester; one brother, James WHYBREW, McGrawsville, Ind.; six grandchidren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were one son, Clarence [WILLIAMS], in 1933; three sisters and seven brothers.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. Philip ISGRIGG officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton and at the church one hour prior to the rites.

William R. DuBois
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. EST in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for William Ross DuBOIS, 74, who died Saturday at 11:20 p.m. at the home of George DUEY, R.R. 1, Rochester, where he resided.
In ill health for three years, Mr. DuBois had been seriously sick for three weeks.
Born near Rochestr June 13, 1892, he had spent his lifetime in this community. A farmer, he was the son of Thomas J. and Clara ROSS DuBOIS and never married.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. George (Ethel) DUEY, R.R. 1, Rochester; and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were two sisters, Mrs. Mabel GUYER and Mrs. Mary CLEMANS, and three brothers, Howard, Keort and Ray [DuBOIS].
The Rev. Frank GUYER of Monticello will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Plaiview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 8, 1966

Mildred A. Rans
Last rites for Mrs. Mildred A. RANS, 52, R.R. 1, Denver, have been changed to the Metea Baptist church at 2 p.m. Thursday instead of at Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. Friends may call at the funeral home until noon Thursday and at the church an hour before the service. Mrs. Rans died Monday morning at Woodlawn hospital.

Warren H. Longstreth
Warren H. LONGSTRETH, 71, R.R. 1, Argos, died Monday at 1 p.m. at South Bend Memorial hospital, a patient there one month. He was a lifetime farmer in Marshall county. He was born the son of Frank and Belle FURNAS LONGSTRETH, both deceased, at Letts, Iowa, Mar. 25, 1895.
He formerly lived at Deedsville, Ind., moving to his present address 28 years ago. He had lived in Mansfield, Ill., married to Pearl KENNEDY, at Rock Island, Ill., in May 1922, she survives. A member of the Mansfield Nazarene church he was also a WWI veteran serving in France.
Surviving are his wife and three daughers, Mrs. Harold (Margaret) ARICK, North Liberty in St. Joseph county; Mrs. Donald (Beverly) RIDDLE, South Bend, and Mrs. Bert (Helen) RODEBAUGH, Dallas, Tex. A son, Warren [LONGSTRETH], Jr., Argos. Ten grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A brother, Fred [LONGSTRETH], Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Florence WOODHOUSE, Muscatine, Iowa and Mrs. Amy GARRARD, Rockford, Ill. A son died in infancy.
Funeral services will be at Grossman funeral home, Argos, Thursday at 2 p.m. CST with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial at Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Charles Peters
Charles PETERS, 77, R.R. 1, Culver, hospitalized four days at Plymouth's Parkview, died at 4:15 a.m. today. He was born the son of Christian and Louise PETERS, both deceased, Feb. 18, 1889 in Pulaski county. He married Loise CARR, who survives, at Lake Bruce, this county, Feb. 13, 1913. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Evangelical church.
Survivors are the wife and a son, Harry C. [PETERS], Culver; three sisters, Mrs. Anna REINHOLT, Winamac, Mrs. Emma WENTZEL, Kewanna, and Mrs. Katherine HUBENY, Kewanna; two grandsons. A daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home, Culver, at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill, Lake Bruce, cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Wednesday, November 9, 1966

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Thursday, November 10, 1966

Frank E. Calvin
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Frank Earl CALVIN, 80, who died at 6 p.m. Wednesday at his home in Kewanna.
The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER will officiate and burial will be in Kewanna's I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born near Kewanna Aug. 27, 1886, he was the son of William and Melissa [TONER] CALVIN and was a retired farmer.
Surviving are a sister, Miss Edna CALVIN, Kewanna; a brother, Arthur [CALVIN], West Sacramento, Cal., and nieces and nephews.

Nellie Lash
Mrs. Nellie LASH, formerly of Fulton, died today at St. Francis hospital in Beech Grove, near Indianapolis. Death was sudden and came two days after entering the hospital.
Mrs. Lash had been residing in Indianapolis with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Alice SHEETZ, moving there from Fulton.
Surviving are her husband, Clyde [LASH]; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Last rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Harry Moore Arlington chapel, 5811 East 38th street, Indianapolis. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis.

Lulinda Reffett
Mrs. Lulinda REFFETT, 71, 429 West Seventh street, died at 5 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she was a patient six days. She had been ill for several years.
A native of Kentucky, she had resided in Fulton county 21 years. She was a member of the Maytown, Ky. Baptist church.
The daughter of Samuel and Rebecca ALLEN RATLIFF, she was born in Langley, Ky., June 28, 1895. She was married to Whitten REFFETT Aug. 2, 1925 at Maytown, Ky. He survives.
Also surviving are 10 daughters, Mrs. Hiram (Inez) OUSLEY, R.R. 1, Rochester, Mrs. Frank (Ressie) GODBE, and Mrs. Keith (Vada) BARTS, Rochester; Mrs. Phil (Kelsa) CARR, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Ed (Jossie) PATTON, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Elzie (Opal) BENTLEY, Langley, Ky.; Mrs. J. B. (Stella) OUSLEY, Yolyn, W. Va.; Mrs. Tom (Willa) VANESS, Vinton, O.; Mrs. Willy (Jennie) CASE, Wellston, O., and Mrs. Cletus (Lottie) KOTTERMAN, Indianapolis.
Other survivors are six sons, George [REFFETT], R.R. 3, Rochester; Henry [REFFETT], Langley, Ky.; the Rev. Jim REFFETT, North Webster; Whitten J. [REFFETT], R.R. 1, Kewanna; Paul [REFFETT], Fulton, and Shannon [REFFETT], LaPorte; sixty-one grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John (Susie) ADKINS, Sydney, O., and two brothers, Jack RATLIFF, Wayland, Ky., and John RATLIFF, Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be at the Fulton Baptist church Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. James RANARD will officiate. The burial site is undetermined. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11:30 a.m. Saturday and then at the Baptist church in Fulton.

Effie E. Edmonds
Final rites will be Friday at 1 p.m. CST at Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Effie E. EDMONDS, 74, R.R. 3, Argos, who died at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Parkview hospital where she was a patient three days.
Ill for several years, she was the daughter of David and Ida SHAFER ZEHNER. Born at Plymouth Jan. 29, 1892, she had resided near Argos 30 years. Her marriage was to Myron EDMONDS at Syracuse in 1915. He died in 1924.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Lucille) HUMPHRIES, Fort Wayne; son, Max [EDMUNDS], R.R. 1, Argos; seven grandchildren; two sisters, and four brothers.
The Rev. Abram REMPLE will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in City cemetery, Syracuse. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, November 11, 1966

J. Delbert Ewing
J. Delbert EWING, 81, former Rochester businessman, died Thursday evening at the Sanford, Fla., hospital. He had resided in Florida since 1948, at 2341 Hunterfield road in Maitland.
Born April 26, 1885, in Fulton county, he was the son of William and Margaret NICODEMUS EWING. His marriage was to Lillian BOGGESS, who died Feb. 11, 1962.
Mr. Ewing formerly operated a grocery here and also owned and operated the Ewing nursing home, now Miller nursing home.
He was a member of the First Baptist church here, was past master and member of the Rochester Masonic lodge and belonged to the Eagles lodge of this city.
Surviving are one son, Harold EWING, Maitland, Fla.; one grandson, Steven EWING, Maitland; two sisters, Mrs. Marie SWINDEMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. William KADER, Sanford, Fla., and nieces and nephews. One brother, Joe [EWING], preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge.

Marie Sisson
Mrs. Della Marie SISSON, 72, died this morning at 8:30 o'clock at her home, 916 Jefferson street, after a short illness.
A resident of Rochester most of her life, Mrs. Sisson was born Jan. 18, 1894, in this city, the daughter of George and Minnie STIEGLITZ CLAYTON. Her marriage was April 21, 1923, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Earl Leroy SISSON, who died Oct. 19, 1953.
Mrs. Sisson was a member of the Manitou chapter of Daughters of American Revolution, attended the First Christian church and was active in the Fulton County Historical Society. In recent years, she had served as hostess for the Edison room of Public Service Indiana.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William (Jane) THOMPSON, Utica, Mich.; two grandchildren, Kathy Renee and Vard William THOMPSON. Preceding in death were two brothers, Jay and Bernard CLAYTON, and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie DEARDORF and Mrs. Maude ALBIN.
Funeral services 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. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Alva Fisher
Alva FISHER, 68, native of Fulton county, died Thursday at 11 p.m. in the hospital at Benton Harbor, Mich., after a long illness. He resided in Benton Harbor and in Florida.
Among the survivors is a sister, Mrs. D. C. ANDERSON, Rochester. Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Paul Florins funeral home in Benton Harbor with burial in that city.

Saturday, November 12, 1966

Marguerite Phelps
Mrs. Marguerite PHELPS, 74, 531 Fulton avenue, died Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted at 7 p.m. Thursday. Death was unexpected.
Mrs. Phelps was born Jan. 13, 1892, in St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of Simon and Eliza DEWHIRST. Her marriage was Dec. 25, 1911, at Oskaloosa, Ia., to Homer D. PHELPS, engineer for Burton Plumbing and Heating company.
Mrs. Phelps was a member of the Baptist church at Oskaloosa.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Helen VERMILYEA, Selkirk, N.Y..; four grandsons, and one sister, Mrs. Mabel JEWELL, Selkirk, N.Y.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 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 3 p.m. Sunday.

J. Delbert Ewing
Rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for J. Delbert EWING, 81, former Rochester business man who died Thursday at Sanford, Fla.
The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rochester Masonic lodge will assist in the service. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday.

Monday, November 14, 1966

Mrs. Frederick F. Freyberg
Mrs. Frederick F. FREYBERG, Sr., 67, Valparaiso, died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday in Porter Memorial hospital at Valparaiso after a 10-month illness. She was the mother of William FREYBERG, managing editor of The Sentinel. The husband, another son and nine grandchildren also survive. Final rites and burial were held today in Valparaiso.

Eva M. Beehler
Mrs. Eva M. BEEHLER, 37, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Sunday at 4:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Friday. Mrs. Beehler, who resided in the Whippoorwill community northwest of here, had been in failing health the past year.
Born Aug. 20, 1929, in Mishawaka, she was the daughter of Lester and Reathel BECK O'DELL, who preceded in death. Her marriage was April 23, 1955, at Bruce Lake to Lester J. BEEHLER, who survives.
Mrs. Beehler was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church and of the Naomi Rebekah lodge at Richland Center.
Also surviving are one daughter, Debbie Sue, and one son, David [BEEHLER], both at home; four brothers, Billy O'DELL and James O'DELL, both R.R. 5, Rocheter; Maurice O'DELL, Kingston, N.Y., and Richard O'DELL, R.R. 4, Rochester, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Valorus BECK, R.R. 5, Rochester. A twin sister died in infancy.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Whippoorwill Community church with Dr. Herbert BESS officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the Rebekah lodge will conduct rites. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 10 a.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church an hour before the service.

Robert H. Myers
Robert H. MYERS, 57, former Kewanna resident, died Sunday at 2:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's hospital at South Bend after a short illness.
He resided at 1106 North St. Joseph street in South Bend, moving to that city 13 years ago from Indianapolis. He was employed by the Indiana Rating Bureau as an inspector.
Born June 23, 1909, at Macy, he was married at Kewanna April 20, 1935, to Alice KOPP, who survives. Mr. Myers was a member of Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Sociaty and Usher's Club of St. Joseph's church, and American Legion Post at Wabash.
Also surviving are a son, Robert [MYERS], Mishawaka and a daughter, Mrs. Joann WALSH, South Bend.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's church in South Bend with the Rev. Joseph MURPHY officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the Walsh-Bilancio-Guisinger Colonial chapel, 3718 South Michigan street, South Bend.

Tuesday, November 15, 1966

Robert Moore
Robert MOORE, 54, Danville, Ill., brother of William MOORE, of Rochester, died Sunday night at Urbana, Ill., after a two-month illness. His wife and another brother survive. Rites and burial will be Wednesday at Danville.

Gertrude Herriman
Mrs. Gertrude HERRIMAN, 90, died at 8 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks. She resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou and had been in failing health three months.
Born Jan. 5, 1876, at Mt. Ayr, Ind., the daugher of Noble and Marjorie CRISLER PARKE, she lived in this community since 1958, coming from Perry township in Miami county.
Her marriage was Dec. 31, 1902, at Mt. Ayr to Harry HERRIMAN.
Also surviving are a foster son, Delmer CROWEL, Griffith; two foster grandchildren; four foster great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lillian BARKER, Elkhart, and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were two sisters and one brother.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Clyde WALTERS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Joseph M. Kendall
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Laird and Son funeral home at Amboy for Joseph M. KENDALL, 85, who died Monday morning at the Church of the Brethren home in Mexico, where he had resided three years.
The Rev. Ronald PETRY will officiate at rites and burial will be in Sunset Gardens cemetery at Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Kendall was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos KENDALL and moved to Mexico from Howard county. A retired farmer, he was married Nov. 2, 1901, to Pauline GERBER, wo died in 1965. He was a member of the Kokomo Church of the Brethren.
Also surviving are two sons, Leo KENDALL, Rochester, and Henderson KENDALL, Kokomo; two grandchildren; one brother, Fred [KENDALL], Marion; one half-brother, Clifford [KENDALL], Sweetser; nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, November 16, 1966

Effie C. McMillen
Mrs. Effie C. McMILLEN, 84, R.R. 1, North Manchester, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willis (Geraldine) McCULLOUGH of near Laketon. She had lived with her daughter for the last five years. Mrs. McMillen had been in failing health since August.
Born Sept. 10, 1882 near Akron, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary Ann MADLEM SPERA. She had lived most of her life in Fulton county. She was married Feb. 19, 1901 in Akron to Harvey McMILLEN, who died in June, 1938.
Surviving with the daugher are 18 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Oris (Ruby) MARTIN, Dayton, O., and Mrs. Alice BLUNT, Phoeix, Ariz. A daugher, Mrs. Charlotte HIATT, died last January. Also preceding in death were another daughter, a son, two sisters and a brother.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, November 17, 1966

Jessie Pettit
Earl HALL of Rochester has received word of the death of his grandfather, Jessie PETTIT, at Clearfield, Ky., on Nov. 7. Last rites and burial were conducted in Clearfield.

Friday, November 18, 1966

Clyde Lash
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harry Moore Arlington chapel, 5811 East 39th street, Indianapolis, for Clyde LASH, 80, of Fulton, who died of a heart attack Thursday at University Heights hospital in Indianapolis.
Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery at Indianapolis.
Born in Indianapolis Marcy 8, 1886, Mr. Lash was the son of Marshall and Alice LASH and was a retired bricklayer. He was married to Nellie LASH, who died Nov. 3.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Alice SHEETZ, and one sister, Mrs. Mabel HART, both of Indianapolis; two granddaughters, and a great-granddaughter.

Paul H. Stayton
Paul H. STAYTON, 51, Leiters Ford excavating contractor, died Thursday at 12:45 p.m. in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac after suffering a heart attack while at work. He entered the hospital at 11:30 a.m.
Mr. Stayton was born Dec. 23, 1914, near Leiters Ford and had spent his entire life in that community. His father, Fred STAYTON, also resides at Leiters Ford.
His marriage was Oct. 21, 1956, in Leiters Ford to Ruby BEAUCHAMP REINHOLT, who survives. Mr. Stayton served with the Navy Sea-bees in World War II and belonged to the Leiters Ford Methodist church, Kewanna and Rochester Masonic lodges, South Bend Scottish Rite and Manitou Moose lodge.
Also surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Barbara) HISSONG, Leiters Ford; four step-sons, Donald REINHOLT, Knox; Ronald REINHOLT, Leiters Ford; Stanley REINHOLT, Culver, and Jack REINHOLT, Rochester; nine step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Ethel) SHIRK, Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Guy STAYTON and County Clerk Ralph STAYTON, both of Leiters Ford; three nieces and one nephew.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 7 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Foster & Good funeral home, or at the church an hour prior to services. The Kewanna Masonic lodge will conduct rites at the funeral home Saturday at 8 p.m.

Raymond A. Lebo
Raymond A. LEBO, 60, died at his home in Kewanna about 6:30 a.m. today.
Dr. William J. RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, said Mr. Lebo took his own life with a .22 calibre pistol. Mr. Lebo was dead when the cornoer arrived at the home north of Kewanna.
Born July 21, 1906 in Kewanna, Mr. Lebo was the son of Ralph and Thressa McKEE LEBO. He was married to Ruth WOLS Aug. 12, 1950. She survides. He was an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Chicago Division. Mr. Lebo was a member of the Community Church at Bruce Lake Station and the Logansport Eagles lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Patsy ALDRIDGE, Los Angeles, Cal.; a step-son, Richard COX, Los Angeles; three sisters, Mrs. Alice WALAITIS, Culver; Mrs. Ruth HUNTER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Judy GILZOW, Downers Grove, Ill., and three grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD officiating.
Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

John F. Laird
John F. LAIRD, 88, Mentone, died at 3:30 a.m. today at his home. He had been in ill health several years.
Born Dec. 11, 1877 in Tippecanoe township of Marshall county, he was the son of John M. and Mary Jane ALDEN LAIRD. He had lived in Mentone the last 30 years. He was married Oct. 9, 1904 to Ethel Eve VERNETTE, who survives. He taught school in Tippecanoe township from 1897 to 1922. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Six brothrs and three sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at the King Memorial home in Mentone at 2 p.m. EST Sunday with Brother Ermil NORMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, November 19, 1966

J. O. Wells
J. O. WELLS, 80, prominent Peru realtor, died Friday afternoon at the Friendly nursing home in that city after a long illness. He was the father of James O. WELLS, Jr., Rochester attorney and Fulton county prosecutor-elect.
Mr. Wells was born in Bartholomew county and moved from Columbus to Peru in 1918. Since that time he had operated the Wells real estate and insurcnce firm.
He was a member of the First Christian church, Peru Kiwanis club and for 40 years was secretary of the Miami County Tuberculosis Association.
Also surviving are the wife, Dolly [WELLS]; another son, Eugene [WELLS[, Peru; three grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru with burial in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Sunday noon.

Leona Crabbe
Final rites for Mrs. Leona CRABBE, 55, LaPorte, who died at 4:45 a.m. Friday at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis, will be at 3 p.m. EST Monday at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth. Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery near Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home. Among the survivors is a brother, Norman DICKSON, of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Marjorie FLYNN, Argos. A brother, Vernon DICKSON, of Griffith, died last May 1.

Jeanette Williams
Mrs. Jeanette WILLIAMS, 77, Leiters Ford, died at 10:50 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital. In failing health for five years, she was admitted to the hospital Thursday.
Born near Leiters Ford May 6, 1889, she was the daughter of James T. and Barbara LEITER CAMPBELL. She was married in Chicago Feb. 22, 1924 to Jesse D. WILLIAMS, who survives. She had resided most of her life in the Leiters Ford community. She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church and of that community's Rebekah lodge for over 50 years.
Surviving with the husband are two brothers, Hugh H. CAMPBELL, Leiters Ford, and Fred CAMPBELL, R.R. 3, Rochester; two half-sisters, Mrs. Milton (Alma) WILSON and Mrs. John (Edna) MANGOLD, both of Hammond, and nieces and nephews. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster Good funeral home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Monday, November 21, 1966

Oliver P. Davis
Oliver P. DAVIS, 85, former local resident, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Velma) LUDDERS, in Hammond at 9:15 p.m. Sunday. He had been in ill health four weeks.
Born June 29, 1881, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of John and Ellen RAKER DAVIS. His marriage was Dec. 12, 1901, in Rochester, to Louisa GRASS, who died in 1953. A retired employee of the Metal Thermit corporation in East Chicago, he was a member of the Pine Street Presbyterian church in Hammond.
Mr. Davis resided in Rochester from 1945-65, moving from Hammond.
Survving are a son, Oliver Dale [DAVIS], South Haven, Mich.; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren. A daughter and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Francis ROGERS officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gertrude Berger
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. EST in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron for Mrs. Gertrude BERGER, 80, R.R. 1, Akron, who died Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Dukes hospital at Peru, where she had been a patient one week.
Mrs. Berger had been in ill health eight months.
The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Dec. 29, 1885, in Kosciusko county, Mrs. Berger was the daughter of Frank and Silvia HOLMES FLENNER. Her marriage was Aug. 10, 1910, in Rochester to William E. BERGER, who survives. She had spent her life in the Akron community.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Merlyn (Mary Ruth) MORRIS, R.R. 1, Akron; two granddaughters; one sister, Mrs. John ZARTMAN, Fulton; one brother, Fayne FLENNER, R.R. 1, Macy, and nieces and nephews. Two sisters preceded in death.

Debra Kay Mollencupp
Debra Kay MOLLENCUPP, five-day-old daughter of Floyd "Ed" and Alvena O'BLENIS MOLLENCUPP, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died Saturday at 8:27 p.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital. The infant had been a patient there since Wednesday.
Born Nov. 14, 1966, at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, the baby also is survived by one sister, Vicki Lynn [MOLLENCUPP], at home, two brothers, John Mark and Floyd Edward [MOLLENCUPP], both at home; maternal grandfather, Ray O'BLENIS, Kewanna; aunts, uncles and cousins. A brother preceded in death.
Graveside rites were held today at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Ronald PRILLIMAN, evangelist, officiated. Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

William Hobart Wilson
William Hobart WILSON, 69, R.R. 2, Plymouth, former resident of Kewanna, died Sunday at 8 p.m. in the South Bend Osteopathic hospital after a year's illness.
He was born Dec. 13, 1896, in Montgomery county and had lived in Marshall county 30 years, moving from Kewanna. He was married June 1, 1918, to Gladys SMITH, who survives.
Also surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Kenneth (Phyllis) HYGEMA, Plymouth; one brother, Clifford [WILSON], Newcastle; one sister, Mrs. Clara FITZ, South Bend; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST in the Johnson funeral home at Plymouth with the Rev. William NANGLE officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday noon.

Rev. David F. Rankin
The Rev. David Franklin RANKIN, 94, father of Fred W. RANKIN, former principal of Rochester high school and superintendent of schools here for a number of years, died Saturday in Lafayette. Funeral services will be at the E.U.B. churc in Lafayette Tuesday afternoon.
The Rev. Rankin was an authority on bees and was the author of a book on bee-keeping.

Tuesday, November 22, 1966

Fern Staley
Mrs. Carl (Fern) STALEY, former Rochester resident, died Saturday of a heart attack in her home at Arcadia, Cal. Last rites will be Wednesday at the Glasser and Miller funeral home in Arcadia, with burial there.
Mrs. Staley was the daughter of the late Henry and Amanda Van BLARICOM of Rochester. The only survivors are cousing, including Inez PYLE of this city.

Charles G. Meadows
Last rites will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Charles Grover MEADOWS, 77, South Bend, who died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where he was admitted Nov. 10.
A former Rochester resident, Mr. Meadows was born Jan. 6, 1889, in Charleston, W. Va., the son of James and Eliza MEADOWS. He was married in this city in 1919 to Esther Ruth BANEY, who died July 27, 1928. He had lived 50 years in South Bend, being a retired carpenter and Studebaker emloyee.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edmund (Pauline) JAROSZEWSKI, South Bend; four grandchildren, James and Ann Christine, at home; Mrs. Robert BARREN, Detroit, and Mrs. J. R. DeFREEUW, South Bend.
The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate at rites and burial will be in I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 23, 1966

H. J. Shields
H. J. SHIELDS, formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at Caldwell, Ida. He was the brother-in-law of the late Claude STUDEBAKER. Services will be Friday at Caldwell.

John A. Kern
Last rites were conducted Tuesday at the McGuire funeral home in Fowler for John A. KERN, 85, Fowler, who died at noon Saturday in St. Elizabeth hospital at Lafayette. He was admitted Thursday after suffering heart attack.
A former Fulton resident, he was a retired farmer and grocery store operator. He operated a meat market in Fulton from 1924-27.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Laurel KERN; a son, Andrew [KERN], Fowler; three daughters, Mrs. Lorene BAIRD, Fulton; Mrs. Florence ALLMAN, Lafayette, and Mrs. Edith SENESAC, Fowler; fifteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Thursday, November 24, 1966

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 25, 1966

Herschel W. Gonce
Herschel W. GONCE, 63, a barber at Argos the past 29 years, died early today in his sleep at his home. He had been in failing health several months.
Born March 26, 1903, at Lapel, he was the son of Oscar and Molly ABNEY GONCE. His marriage was May 16, 1936, at Kentland to Georgeanna HISEY, who survives.
Mr. Gonce had resided in Argos since 1935, moving from Wolcott. He also was a licensed attorney, graduating from the Indiana university school of law in 1934.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Philip (Kathryn) EBER, Rochester, and Elizabeth Ann [GONCE], at home; four sons, Terry [GONCE], Florissant, Mo.; Stephan and Jeffery, at home, and Finley [GONCE], with the U.S. Army at Fort Wood, Mo.; one grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Marguerite HOLDERMAN, Noblesville, and one brother, Shirley GONCE, Ohio.
Last rites will be Monday at 3 p.m. EST in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Arthur SCHENCK officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, November 26, 1966

Martha E. Eash
Miss Martha Elizabeth EASH, 55, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient for two ours after suffering a heart attack. She lived about five miles north of Rochester.
Born March 30, 1911 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of James Edward and Edith MILLER EASH. Her mother died Oct. 14, 1954 and she lived with her father and a sister, Miss Edna EASH. Aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Grace Downs
Miss [Effie] Grace DOWNS, 77, retired postmistress at Grass Creek, died this morning at 6:50 o'clock at St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport.
Last rites are incomplete. The Harrison funeral home in Kewanna will be in charge.

Monday, November 28, 1966

Guy Hill
Guy HILL, 62, 1601 Monroe street, died at Woodlawn hospital at 11:35 a.m. today. He was admittd to the hospital Saturday. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Reuben Miller
Reuben MILLER, 83, R.R. 2, Akron, died Sunday at 3:15 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a year's illness. He had resided with the Roy "Jack" MORRIS family near Akron for 50 years.
Born Oct. 12, 1883, in Miami county, Mr. Miller was the son of Gabriel and Caroline ESHELMAN MILLER and had spent all his life in the Akron community.
Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Robert (Alta) CONNER, Macy; Mrs. Milo (Mary) COPLEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Farrell (Marabel) SEE, R.R. 1, Macy. Preceding in death were six sisters.
Last rites will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jack Bohnstadt
The recent death of Jack BOHNSTADT, former Rochester resident, has been learned here. A basketball player of note on independent teams in the early days of the game here about 1906, Bohnstadt was in the real estate and insurance business in Long Island. He was a stage performer in his youth, entertaining troope abroad in World War I.

Clifford E. Lowmaster
Clifford E. LOWMASTER, 83, died Saturday at 10:45 p.m. at Shawnee, Okla. He formerly resided in the Harrison Center community, near Mentone.
Born March 21, 1883, in Wood county, O., he moved to Harrison Center in 1908 from Ohio and later went to Oklahoma. His parents were Oliver and Mary LANDON LOWMASTER. His mariage was in 1904 to Susan RIGG who died in 1961.
Surviving are one son, Russell [LOWMASTER], Shawnee, Okla; two sisters, Mrs. Clara RIGGS, Lafayette, and Miss Eunice LOWMASTER, New Orleans; one brother, Clell LOWMASTER, Akron; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were one daughter and two sons.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Richard AUSTIN officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the memorial home.

Samuel E. Hower
Samuel Ellsworth HOWER, 84, of Fletchers Lake, died Sunday at 6:55 p.m. in Logansport Memorial hospital, where he was admitted Sept. 4. Death came after several months' illness, from cancer.
Born Aug. 22, 1882, in the Keller school community near Fulton, Mr. Hower was the son of Henry and Leah WEAVER HOWER. A retired farmer, he had spent his lifetime in Fulton county. His marriage was March 1, 1905, to Valley Mae CALLAHAN, who died May 2, 1961.
Mr. Hower was a member o the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. James (Ida) DOWNS, Rochester, and nephews, nieces and cousins. Preceding in death were three sisters and three brothers.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church with the Rev. John REDDIX officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today and at the church an hour prior to the service.

Effie Grace Downs
Last rites were held this afternoon at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church for Miss Effie Grace DOWNS, 77, Grass Creek, who died Saturday at 6:50 a.m. in St. Joseph hospital at Logansport after a long illness.
The Rev. John REDDIX officiated and burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Miss Downs was born March 1, 1889, in Ross county, O., the daughter of Alfred and Mary BARKLEY DOWNS.
She was a retired postmistress at Grass Creek, having served in that post 49 years. Surviving are 11 nieces and nephews.

Pfc. Charles Hicks
Pfc. Charles HICKS, who resided in Mentone with an aunt, Mrs. Ethel BELLAMY, has been killed in action in South Vietnam.
Pfc. Hicks died in the Ambush of a U.S. platoon by the Viet Cong on Nov. 21, in the Ia Drang valley. All but a few members of the platoon were killed.
A native of Hazard, Ky., Pfc. Hicks was 19 years old. Surviving are the mother, grandparets, the aunt, three half-sisters and three half-brothers. Funeral rites and burial will be at Hazard.

Fannie Faylor
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Fannie FAYLOR, 87, who died Sunday at the Wyandotte (Mich.) general hospital, where she had been a patient for one week.
Born Sept. 7, 1879, at Van Wert, O., Mrs. Faylor has spent most of her life in Harlan, Mich., and since 1958 had made her home with a daughter near Wyandotte. Her husband, Lon FAYLOR, died in 1958.
She was a member of the E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas MARTIN and Mrs. Joseph GENIAC, both of Wyandotte, Mich.; one son, Cleo FAYLOR, Grass Creek; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd HUFFMAN, Florida, and Thurman HUFFMAN, Grass Creek; nieces and nephews.
The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 29, 1966

Alta B. Myers
Mrs. Alta B. MYERS, 81, 330 West Seventh street, died this morning at 4:30 a.m. at her home of a heart atack. Death was unexpected.
Born April 12, 1885, near Talma, Mrs. Myers had spent her life in this community. Her parents were Alonzo and Ella MICKEY COPLEN.
She was married March 22, 1903, in this city to William "Bert" MYERS, the couple oserving their 63rd wedding anniversary this year. She ws a member of the Mt. Zion club, Green Oak club and McKinley club, attended he First Baptist church ane was past noble grand of the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two sons, Arthur [MYERS], Baltimore, and Herbert [MYERS], Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. P. V. (Catherine) COLTON, Toronto, Canada; Mrs. H. O. (Clarabelle) OWEN, Mt. Prospect, Ill. and Mrs. Campbell (Elma) GUNN, Chicago; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. One son, Paul [MYERS], former Rochester merchant, died in 1962. Two sisters and two brothers also preceded in death.
Rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Thursday 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 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Guy Hill
Guy HILL, 62, 1601 Monroe street, died at 11:35 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Saturday evening. He had been in failing health 3 1/2 months.
Born Nov. 26, 1904 in Wabash county, he was the son of the Rev. Levi and Delta FLANNER HILL. He had lived in Rochester 11 1/2 years, moving from Akron where he had resided the majority of his life. He was married in Wabash county to Faudelein GEIGER, who survives. He owned and operated the Hill Trucking company and also was a farmer. Mr. Hill was a member of the Moose lodge here, Fathers Auxiliary of he VFW and of the local Eagles lodge.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Geraldine) WORL, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Lawrence (Betty) MAHONEY, Akron; three sons, Guy [HILL], Jr., and Bill [HILL], both of Peru, and Dick [HILL], Lafayette; sixteen grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Russell (Lucille) STEWART and Mrs. Howard (Faye) REED, both of North Manchester, and Mrs. Harold (Mary) SIX, Mishawaka; three brothers, Don [HILL], Garden City, Cal.; Forrest [HILL], North Manchester, and Max [HILL], Pierceton; nieces and nephews. a son and the parents preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Pfc. LaMoine E. Grow
Washington (AP) - The Defense Department Monday listed a Warsaw serviceman as dying in the Viet Nam war zone. Army Pfc. LaMoine E. GROW, 21, husband of Mrs. Janet B. GROW, R.R. 1, Warsaw, drowned accidently in Viet Nam.
Grow was a member of the varsity basketball and track teams at Claypool High School, where he was graduated in 1964. He entered the service Nov. 8, 1965 and had been in Viet Nam six months.
He also is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur GROW, R.R. 2, Claypool.

Nellie Custer
Mrs. Nellie CUSTER, 84, 1211 Jackson boulevard, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient since September. She had been in failing health two years.
Born June 24, 1882 in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Charles C. and Olive May KEELIN AUGHINBAUGH. She had lived here for two years, moving from Cleveland, O. She was married Aug. 26, 1902 in Hastings, Mich., to Guy C. CUSTER, who died in 1935. Mrs. Custer was a member of the Lincoln-Rutledge chapter of the Eastern Star at Lakewood, O.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Chester (Ruth) OVERMYER, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Art (Dorothy) FANSLER, Rochester; three brothers, George F. AUGHINBAUGH, Oakland, Cal.; Walter H. AUGHINBAUGH, Walkerton, and Byron C. AUGHINBAUGH, Mrs. Mary Van LUE, Mrs. Ethel PENROSE and Mrs. Mable MANNING, and four brothers, Johnnie, Clayton, Paul and William [AUGHINBAUGH].
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Wednesday, where the Rochester Eastern Star will conduct its services at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Elizabeth M. Gearhart
Last rites for Mrs. Elizabeth M. BROWN GEARHART, 72, Mishawaka, a native of Rochester who died unexpectedly at 11:25 p.m. EST Sunday in South Bend Osteopathic hospital, will be at noon EST Wednesday in the Bubb funeral home at Mishawaka.
The Rev. Roy KATAYAMA will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born March 27, 1894, she was married in Rochester to J. C. BROWN, who died in 1950. In July, 1963, she married Raymond J. GEARHART, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph RYNEARSON, Osceola, and Mrs. Fred PARTRIDGE, Mishawaka; three step-sons, Donald CORNELL, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Theodore GEARHART and James GEARHART, both of South Bend; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Carl STEGEMANN, New Mexico. A step-son, Warren L. CORNELL, died in 1960 and a sister, Madaline HOISINGTON, died in 1964.

Wednesday, November 30, 1966

Ambrose N. Burgett
Ambrose N. BURGETT, 90, Huntington, a former Rochester resident, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Huntington county hospital following an extended illness. He had been seriously ill since July 20.
A resident of Huntington since 1907, he was born July 23, 1876 in Inwood, Canada to Cornelius and Emmaline EVANS BURGETT. They moved to Rochester, where Ambrose Burgett started working on the Erie railroad in 1892. On June 22, 1898, he married Arizona LEITER, ganddaughter of the man for whom Leiters Ford was named.
The family moved to Huntington in 1907 following Mr. Burgett's promotion by the Erie to track supervisor. The double track was laid for the Erie in his area from Glenmore, O., to Rochester. Mr. Burgett received special awards four times for the best subdivision on the Erie. In 1941 after 49 years and two months of service, he retired.
Surviving are the wife; four daughers, Mrs. Earl E. (Lucile) PHILLIPS, Mrs. Eiffel G. (Inez) PLASTERER, Mrs. Ralph A. (Nina) PRESSLER and Mrs. M. McCabe (Edna) DAY, all of Hunington; ten grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren. A son, Ambrose [BURGETT], Jr., preceded in death.
He was a member of the Huntington First Methodist church, a 50-year member and past master of the Masonic lodge in Huntington, a 50-year member of the chapter, a 50-year member and past illustrious master of the council and a 50-year member and past commander of the commandry. He also belonged to the Fort Wayne Valley Scottish Rite and the Eastern Star. He served many years on the advisory council of the Order of Demolay.
Friends may call at the Bailey Mortuary in Huntington after 7 p.m. today. Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel and last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel with the Revs. Orrin MANIFOLD and Gary FORBES officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, December 1, 1966

Joseph Guy Troutman
Word has been received of the death of Joseph Guy TROUTMAN, 78, a native of Kewanna. He died Nov. 16 at the Baytine veterans' hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. Born Nov. 17, 1888, he is survived by the widow, Hazel [TROUTMAN]; two sons, Joseph Guy [TROUTMAN], Jr., south Bend, and Paul [TROUTMAN], Radford, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Glenn HOPKINS, Chicago, and Mrs. Ruth WADDLE, Seattle, Wash., and four grandchildren. He was a 1908 graduate of Kewanna high school and attended Purdue university. He was a member of the Masonic lodge in Kewanna and the South Bend American Legion. Burial was in Clearwater, Fla.

Folen A. Putman
Folen A. PUTMAN, 74, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 5 a.m. today at his home following an illness of three years. He had been seriously ill three months.
Born April 15, 1892 in Fulton county, he had spent his lifetime in this county. His parents were David and Melissa GINN PUTMAN. He was married Dec. 24, 1915 in Rochester to Marie POWELL, who survives. He was a farmer and a memer of the Omega church.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Eva WESTWOOD, Rochester; Mrs. Everett (Irene) REAM, Walkerton; Mrs. Danslow (Pauline) DOLL, Walkerton, and Mrs. Mable RUCKER, Rochester; three sons, Doile [PUTMAN], Argos; Marvin [PUTMAN], LaFontaine, and Alvin [PUTMAN], Akron; twenty grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Roscoe (Velda) BURKETT, Akron. A daughter and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Omega church southwest of Akron with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home in Akron to the Putman residece west of Akron, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Friends may call at the church for one hour before services.

Friday, December 2, 1966 to Saturday, December 3, 1966

[no obits]

Monday, December 5, 1966

Mary E. Brown
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth BROWN, 88, Kewanna, died Sunday at 10:30 p.m. in the Miller nursing home here, where she had been a patient two years.
Born July 21, 1878, at Kewanna, she had spent all her life in this county. Her marriage was Jan. 1, 1902, to Frank BROWN, who preceded in death. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are one son, Milo [BROWN], Chicago; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna with burial in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday noon.

Jessie Oler
Mrs. Jessie (MALLORY) BENNETT OLER, 85, Argos, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at her home. Death came from a heart attack and was unexpected although Mrs. Oler had been in failing health.
Born Feb. 28, 1881, in Gordon, Neb., she had resided in the Argos area 12 years, moving from Culver. Her first marriage was Sept. 21, 1899, at Knox to Lawrence BENNETT, who died Dec. 6, 1954. Her second marriage was July 12, 1958, at South Bend, to Amer OLER, who survives. Her parents were Jonathan and Charlotte COLE MALLORY.
Mrs. Oler was a lifetime member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Vance (Gladys) FENSTRMAKER, Argos and Newport Richey, Fla.; Mrs. Agnes YOUNG, Stockton, Cal.; Mrs. Dalta HATTEN, Goshen; Mrs. Donald (Gayna) BEHMER, Newport Richey, Fla.; and Mrs. Glenn (Charlotte) WARNER, Argos; three sons, Charlie BENNETT, Lakeville; Clyde and Arthur BENNETT, both of Culver; three step-sons, Garney and John OLER, both of Los Angeles; Lewis OLER, South Bend; twenty-six grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and ten step-great-grandchildren.
Also two half-sisters, Mrs. Edith LEACH, Claypool, Ariz., and Mrs. Lizzie CLASON, Hermosa, S.D.; and one half-brother, Byron MALLORY, Brooksville, Fla. One son, Carl BENNETT, died Sept. 10, 1966.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 2 p.m. EST Tuesday, where funeral services will be at 3 p.m. EST Thursday with the Rev. Virgil COONFARE and the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Culver.

Tuesday, December 6, 1966

Paul Green
Paul "Curly" GREEN, 71, Akron, died Monday at 4:25 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks. Mr. Green had been in poor health five years, seriously sick three months.
A retired laborer, he was born Dec. 8, 1894, in Rush county, the son of George and Mary Jane STEWART GREEN. He moved to the Akron area 30 years ago from Rushville. His marriage was June 19, 1916, at Rushville, to Edith SWALLOW, who died in 1931.
Surviving are one son, George [GREEN], Attica; thirteen grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. James HALL, Lakewood, Cal. Preceding in death were one daughter and two sistes.
Last rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Rushville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Homer D. Phelps
Homer D. PHELPS, 79, 531 Fulton avenue, died Monday at 6:35 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Nov. 28. Death came after an illness of 10 days.
Mr. Phelps was a heating engineer for Burton Plumbing and Heating company here. He was married Dec. 25, 1911, in Oskaloosa, Ia., and moved to this city from Logansport.
His wife, Marguerite [PHELPS], preceded him in death less than a month ago, on Nov. 11.
He was born Oct. 25, 1887, in Oskaloosa, the son of Carrie and Charles PHELPS. He was a member of the Peru Elks lodge. Mr. Phelps had been associated with the Burton firm since 1947.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Norton (Helen) VERMILYEA, Selkirk, N.Y., one brother, Harold [PHELPS], Oskaloosa, and four grandsons.
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be given to the cancer society.

Carl W. Burt
Final rites for Carl W. BURT, 65, widely known Indiana educator and sports figure who died Monday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Warsaw First Methodist church.
Mr. Burt suffered a stroke Sept. 30 and had been a patient since then at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, where he died.
Mr. Burt was superintendent of Warsaw Community Schools 23 years before he resigned July 1 to become coordinator of Indiana university's teacher training program in Northern Indiana.
He came to Warsaw in 1943 after 18 years at Manchester college, where he had been athletic director, head football coach and director of teacher training. He also had been a high school and Big Ten athletic official.
A native of Atwood, Ind., Burt attended Illinois, Northwestern and Notre Dame universities..
He is survived by the widow and two sons.
[SEE: Carl Burt, An A-1 Educator And Referee, Rochester Sent. Thurs,, March 17, 1966]

Wednesday, December 7, 1966

Mary M. Masterson
Mrs. Mary M. MASTERSON, 57, Lake Manitou, died Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Billings hospital at Chicago, where she had been a patient three weeks.
Mrs. Masterson had resided on the north shore of Manitou since 1964, moving from Kewanna where the family lived nine years.
Born Feb. 13, 1909, at Star City, she was the daughter of J. C. and Bertha REED PHILLIPS. She was married July 3, 1937, at East Chicago to Garland MASTERSON, who survives.
Mrs. Masterson was a member of the Grace Methodist church and its WSCS, Sigma Delta Pi sorority, Rochester Woman's club and Business and Professional Women's club. She had taught elementary school in Pulaski county six years.
Also surviving are one daughter, Maurine [MASTERSON], a student at William Woods college, Fulton, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Julia FAGAN, Star City, and two brothers, William PHILLIPS, Star City, and Robert PHILLIPS, Royal Center. Three brothers and her parents preceded in death.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Allan BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Star City cemetery. Friends may call at the Frye and Lang funeral home in Winamac after Thursday noon and at the church an hour before the service.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Elks Cancer Research Fund through the Rochester Elks lodge.

Homer Sommers
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Howard-Miami Mennonite church at Peru for Homer SOMMERS, 75, who died at the Friendly nursing home in Peru at 5 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Mast cemetery.
Mr. Sommers was the father of Don SOMMERS, R.R. 1, Rochester. also surviving are eight daughters, a brother, a sister, a foster-sister, nineteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the family residence at the intersection of County Roads 900 East and 450 North in Howard county, then at the church for one hour before services.

Thursday, December 8, 1966 to Friday, December 9, 1966

[no obits]

Saturday, December 10, 1966

Lon McGriff
Lon McGRIFF, 318 West Fourth street, died about 10:30 a.m. today at his home. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge of rites.

Monday, December 12, 1966

Cindy Lou Shafer
Last rites were held this morning at Foster & Good funeral home for Cindy Lou SHAFER, 1 1/2-day-old daughter of Edward and Mary Ann MASTERSON SHAFER, R.R. 1, Rochester. She died Saturday at 2:58 p.m. in Memorial hospital at South Bend, where she was admitted late Saturday morning.
The Rev. Allan BYRNE officiated and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Born Dec. 9, in Woodlawn hospital, the infant had been in poor health since birth.
Also surviving are a sister, Sherry [SHAFER], and two brothers, Jerry and Steven [SHAFER], all at home; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood MASTERSON, R.R. 3, Plymouth, and the maternal great-grandmother.

Lonzo D. McGriff
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Lonzo D. McGRIFF, 89, 318 West Fourth street, who died of a heart attack at 10:45 a.m. Saturday while shoveling snow at his home.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Oct. 9, 1877, in Walnut community near Argos, he was the son of Thomas and Sarah Alice McGRIFF, and had lived in this area 60 years.
His first marriage was April 5, 1906, in Rochester to Bertha WHISMAN, who preceded in death. On April 6, 1945, he was married here to Edith SHANE BLACK, who survives.
Mr. McGriff had been an employee of Beyer Brothers creamery, Nelson poultry house and, most recently, of Morris Grocery. He was a 50-year member of the Knights of Pythias lodge here.
Also surviving are two step-sons, Richard HUNTSINGER, New York City, and Kenneth HUNTSINGER, Logansport; a half-brother, Parker McGRIFF, Argos; a half-sister, Mrs. Wallie (Millie) FOLTZ, Constantine, Mich.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

George V. Gould
George V. GOULD, 84, 127 East Seventh street, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at his home after being in failing health the last two months.
Born Dec. 5, 1882 in Rochester, he was the son of Willard and Alice [BARB] GOULD. He left the city, returning here from Anderson in 1963. He was married Aug. 3, 1904 in Jonesboro to Nina Mae DITMER, who survives. He was retired from the Indiana Bell Telephone company. He was a member of the Anderson Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Mary GOULD INMAN, Rocester; a niece, and a nephew. A brother, Francis [GOULD], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Otis Whittenberger
Final rites for Otis WHITTENBERGER, 81, R.R. 2, Akron, will be at 2 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.
Mr. Whittenberger died at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Warsaw.
Born Feb. 28, 1885 in the home in which he resided when he died, he lived all his life in the Akron community. He was the son of Scott and Indiana SLAYBAUGH WHITTENBERGER. He was marrid in 1903 to Pearl HART, who preceded in death. He was a member of the Kosciusko County Farm Bureau and the Modern Woodmen of America lodge.
Surviving are three sons, Robert, Don and Richard [WHITTENBERGER], all R.R. 2, Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Dolores YOUNG, R.R. 3, North Manchester, and Mrs. Pauline KUHN, R.R. 5, Warsaw; seventeen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. A son preceded in death.

Arthur LeRoy Whittenberger
Arthur LeRoy WHITTENBERGER, 54, Huntington township, Huntington county, died at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at Memorial hospital in Columbia City. He was born in 1912 in Rochester.
He was a linotype operator with the Our Sunday Visitor newspaper in Huntington.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Lois J. [WHITTENBERGER], Huntington county; two sons, John A. and William R. [WHITTENBERGER], both of Fort Wayne; two step-daughters, Mrs. William CLAXTON and Mrs. Charles GRAY, both of Churubusco; three grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; a half-brother, Clarence D. BOGGESS, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Edward McINTIRE, Rochester, and Mrs. Don WHITTMORE, Wisconsin.
Friends may call at the J. E. DeMoney and Son funeral home in Columbia City afternoon Tuesday. Last rites will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday with the Rev. Graham L. KLEESTEIE officiating. Burial will be in the Eberhard cemetery in Whitley county.

W. W. Wilcox
W. W. WILCOX, West Des Moines, Ia., father of Mrs. Duane NIESTER, R.R. 1, Rochester, died unexpectedly Sunday in Arkansas, where he and his wife, Emma [WILCOX[, were visiting. Funeral services are incompleted.

Tuesday, December 13, 1966

John C. Richardson
John C. "Clint" RICHARDSON, Niles, Mich., brother of Talfred RICHARDSON of Rochester, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday in a Niles hospital following an illness of about five weeks. Services will be at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Halbritten-Swem funeral home at Niles and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens at 3 p.m. Two sisters preceded in death.
Claude E. McKenney
Claude E. McKENNEY, 68, Fort Wayne, died at 10 p.m. Monday in the Lutheran hospital at Fort Wayne.
Surviving are the wife, Wonda [O. McKENNEY]; a sister; a niece and a nephew.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the D. O. McComb and Sons funeral home, 1140 Lake avenue, Fort Wayne, and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery in Fulton county.

Venard R. Walker
Venard R. WALKER, 61, R.R. 2, Macy (South Mud Lake) died at his home at 1 a.m. today of a heart attack. His death was unexpected.
Born April 24, 1905 in Cloverdale, he was the son of George P. and Maria Elizabeth WHITAKER WALKER. He was married Aug. 18, 1936 in Brazil, Ind., to Kathleen MAYROSE, who survives. He had lived here about 10 years, moving from Mexico, Ind. He was a sales representative for the LaSalle Corporation of South Bend. Mr. Walker was a member of the Cloverdale Christian church, Nyona Conservation club, Manitou Moose lodge, Logansport Eagles lodge, Cloverdale Masonic Order and Eastern Star.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mary Rose WALKER, Mooresville; a sister, Mrs. Wally (Georgia Marie) LONGDON, Kokomo; two nephews, Herman and Robert WALKER of Cloverdale. A brother, Harold Wayne [WALKER], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Cloverdale cemetery, where graveside rites will be at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 14, 1966

[no obits]

Thursday, December 15, 1966

Jesse O. Harrell
Jesse O. HARRELL, 86, lifetime resident of the Argos community, died at 7 a.m. CST today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been a patient 10 days and in failing health the last few years.
Born Dec. 6, 1880 in Decatur county, Ind., he was the son of Phillip and Lucetta MAXSON HARRELL. He was married May 7, 1903 in Plymouth to Angeline C. LETFERT, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of St. Michael's Catholic church in Plymouth.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Frank HARRELL, Sr., and William HARRELL, Sr., both of Argos; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. He was the last survivor of his family. A son, Edward [HARRELL], and a daughter, Kathryn [HARRELL], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. CST Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic church in Plymouth with Father Casimir MOSKWINSKI officiating. Burial will be in the St. Michael's church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. CST today. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. CST Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, December 16, 1966

Oren I. Karn
Oren I. KARN, whose Rochester business career spanned almost 60 years and distinguished him as the city's longest continuous merchant, died of a heart attack at 6 a.m. today in his home at 1602 Main street. He was 80 years of age.
Mr. Karn had suffered a stroke two weeks ago, but his death was unexpected by family and friends.
He was founder of the Coffee Shop, popular restaurant and meeting place at 710 Main street, and was active in its operation until his final illness. Included in the bsiness is the Karn hotel, which occupies the second and third floors of the Coffee Shop building.
The Coffee Shop began 40 years ago this September. Mr. Karn's first restaurant was opened here in 1907, however, and his local business career also included the operation of a bakery and a women's wear store.
For many years active in civic affairs, he served three terms on the City Council in the 1930s and also was a member of the Water Works board of trustees.
Mr. Karn was the last survivor of the city's turn-of-the-century businessmen.
His first restaurant was the American cafe, opened in 1907 where Harvey's Dime Store now is located and moved in 1911 southward across the alley. In 1920, he sold the cafe and opened a retail and wholesale bakery outlet at his starting point northward across the alley.
But the restaurant business again beckoned, and he resumed this operation a year later at that location. In September, 1926, the Coffee Shop was opened in the room where Mr. Karn also had been operating a women's wear store for five years.
While still running the American cafe, he had opened a baking business on Main street ground now used by the city parking lot. Later he formed the Rochester Baking company with partners Nobby TRUE and Pat MURPHY, erecting the present Nickles Bakery Building on East Eighth street.
In 1914, Karn launched his own bakery in a building at the rear of the present Snyder's Jewelry.
He is credited with being the first in Indiana to conduct house-to-house sale of baked goods to country homes. The bakery, which also served his restaurant, operated 28 years until the advent of World War II.
The Karn hotel was opened about 1914, before the Coffee Shop occupied the downstairs room. It later was leased to others for 30 years but Mr. Karn resumed its operation in 1957.
His son, Harold [KARN], long has been a partner with his father in the restaurant and hotel operation and in recent years assumed active management.
Born June 13, 1886, in Chili, Mr. Karn was the son of Reuben and Millicent MURPHY KARN and had lived in this city since the age of three. His first marriage was to Grace BURGNER, who preceded in death, and his second marriage was to Margaret O'KANE on Oct. 4, 1911. She survives. The Karns had resided in their Main street home 46 years.
Mr. Karn was a past master of the Masonic lodge and also belonged to Knights of Pythias, I.O.O.F. lodge and Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Dolores) DOCTOR, Angola; the son, Harold; two brothers, Harry [KARN], Macy, and Russell [KARN], Rochester, and four grandchildren, Richard, John and Jean KARN and William DOCTOR. Two brothers, Walter and Byron [KARN], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating, assisted by the Masonic lodge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
[ALSO SEE: KARN, Oren I., Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK.]

Bessie Beatty
Mrs. Bessie BEATTY, 75, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Thursday at 6:10 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks. Death came after an illness of four months.
Born in Union county, Tenn., July 24, 1891, she was the daughter of Thomas and Harriet MAYES HOPPER. Her first marriage was in 1908 to William "Gabe" SAVAGE, who died in 1949. Her second marriage was in 1952 to Dewey BEATTY, who survives.
Mrs. Beatty was a member of the E.U.B. church in Saybrook, Ill.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Beatrice HAYMAN, New York City; Mrs. Merle GILMORE, Towanda, Ill.; Mrs. Bonnie BERGNER, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Faye RHINE, Galveston; one son, Newell SAVAGE, Kokomo; two brothers, Luther MAYES, Afton, Ill., and Oscor HOPPER, Kokomo.
Also three sisters, Mrs. Guy CORN and Miss Pearl SAVAGE, both of Kokomo and Miss Della SAVAGE, Knoxville, Tenn.; three step-sons, Richard BEATTY, Indianapolis; George BEATTY, Savannah, Ga., and Charles BEATTY, Cleveland; three step-daughters, Mrs. Ray HUFFELMIRE, Tipton; Mrs. Gene HIATT, Galion, O., and Mrs. Byron BUTTERFIELD, Valparaiso; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Last rites are incomplete. The Foster & Good funeral home will be in charge.

Saturday, December 17, 1966

Bessie Beatty
Final rites will be at 9 a.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Bessie BEATTY, 74, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery at Saybrook, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Matilda Stookey
Mrs. Matilda STOOKEY, 96, a lifetime resident of Fulton, died at 3:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill three years and was admitted to the hospital Jan. 4, 1965.
Born Sept. 28, 1870 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Isreal and Mary FOX BOOK. She was married Oct. 18, 1889 in Kewanna to Harry L. STOOKEY, who died April 19, 1933. She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hilda MARONEY, Logansport, and Mrs. Ernest (Ople) BECKER, Fulton; twenty-three grandchildren; fifty-one great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were two sons, Orval [STOOKEY], in 1966, and Rolla [STOOKEY]; two daughters, Mrs. Edith DAVIS on Feb. 12, 1966, and Mrs. Margaret BRICE on Nov. 28, 1955, and two brothers, John BOOK and David BOOK.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Fulton E.U.B. church wit the Rev. Philip ISGRIGG officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after noon Sunday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Goldie V. Cunningham
Mrs. Goldie Vera (EVERLY) BRADLEY CUNNINGHAM, 59, Mentone, died at her home at 9:15 a.m. Friday. She had been ill several years.
Mrs. Cunningham had lived in Talma seven years, moving to Mentone about one year ago. She was born Aug. 25, 1907 in LaPorte to John and Emma Jane CANNON EVERLY. She was married in 1923 to Lauren H. BRADLEY, who died in 1964. She was married in 1955 to James CUNNINGHAM, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clarence KOTTERMAN, R.R. 1, Etna Green; a sister, Mrs. Susie BISHOP, Schneider, Ind.; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Last rites will be at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru at 1:30 p.m Monday with the Rev. Glenn R. COMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Ike Jefferies
Ike JEFFERIES, 77, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, where he was admitted one hour earlier.
Born Dec. 4, 1889 in Mentone, he had lived in the area all his life. He was married Nov. 30, 1909 to Goldie McINTYRE in Warsaw. A farmer, he was the son of David and Cathern ENGLE JEFFERIES.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Deverl [JEFFERIES], R.R. 2, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Chester (Berniece) BALLENGER, R.R. 1, Claypool, and Mrs. Gerald (Reatha) BELLENGER, R.R. 1, Mentone; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after noon Sunday at the King memorial home in Mentone, where last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Howard O. ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Monday, December 19, 1966

Anton A. Wiese
Anton A. WIESE, 74, R.R. 1, Claypool, died Sunday at 8:20 a.m. in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw after a two-week illness. He had resided at Beaver Dam lake for 10 years, moving from Cumberland, Ind.
Born May 20, 1892, at Cumberland, he was the son of Fred and Hannah WIESE and was a retired employee of the Central States Envelope company in Indianapolis.
His marriage was at Cumberland Nov. 28, 1916, to Frieda BULLMAN, who survives. Mr. Wiese was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge of Indianapolis.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mildred PATTERSON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; one son, Harold [WIESE], Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. John FEHR, Indianapolis. One brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hendryx funeral home at Cumberland with the Rev. Gordon HYDE officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's Evangelical church cemetery at Cumberland. Friends may call this afternoon and this evening at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron and then at the Hendryx funeral home prior to the service.

Harold D. Davis
Harold D. DAVIS, 59, Culver, died at 12:40 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Administration hospital in Fort Wayne following an illness of several years. He was a veteran of World War II.
Born Sept. 28, 1907 in Rochester, he had lived several years in Culver, where he moved from Rochester. He was an auto salesman for many years.
Surviving are a son, Donald G. [DAVIS], Culver; a half-brother, Edward HORGESHIMER, Lansing, Ill., ad two gandchildre.
Last rites will be at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Harold HOHMAN officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Louise Miller
Louise MILLER, 51, 711 Monroe street, died Sunday at 3:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks. She had been in failing health the last 22 months.
Mrs. Miller was the wife of Doc MILLER, president of the City Council. For the past nine years, she had been employed at The Rochester Sentinel as a teletypesetter operator.
Born Dec. 16, 1915, in Marion, she was the daughter of Harley and Frances PREISER HAGGERTY. She was married Dec. 22, 1939, in Rochester, to Doc H. MILLER, who survives. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church, Order of Eastern Star No. 70 of Rochester and Kappa Delta Phi sorority of Rochester.
Surviving, with the husband are three sons, Robert, Thomas and Tona [MILLER], all at home; the mother, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Walter (Mildred) BURKETT, R.R. 3, Rochester, Mrs. Joan BUNN, Rochester, and Mrs. Paul (Jean) WALTERS, Rochester; a brother, Roy HAGGERTY, Elkhart, and nieces and nephews. A sister and the father preceded in death.
Final rites will be 2 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Tuesday, December 20, 1966

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Wednesday, December 21, 1966

Mary Ann Winter
Mary Ann WINTER, 39, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 1:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, after a serious illness of two years.
Born Jan. 16, 1927, at Rochester, she was the daughter of Clyde E. and Bessie HARTMAN TOWNE, Sr., and had lived in this community all her life, except for six years in Pulaski county.
She was married Sept. 10, 1947, at Plymouth, to Lawrence N. WINTER, who survives. Mrs. Winter had been employed at Hart Schaffner & Marx plant here for seven years.
She attended the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one daughter, Sharon Kay [WINTER], at home; three sons, Lawrence [WINTER], Jr., and Jerry [WINTER], both at home, and Danny Ray [WINTER], who is being reared in the home of Mr. and Mrs. George STARR of R.R. 3, Kewanna, an uncle and aunt.
Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Norma Jean STARR, R.R. 3, Kewanna; Mrs. Lucille RYNEARSON, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Emil (Evelyn) SHULTZ, South Bend; Mrs. Harold (Marjorie) MADDUX, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Estel (Catherine) CRALL, Akron; three brothers, Vernon TOWNE, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Jack E. TOWNE, Marseilles, Ill.; nieces and nephews.
Her parents, a daughter, Connie [WINTER], and three brothers, preceded in death.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Gladys Bunt
Mrs. Gladys RALSTON BLUNT, 62, longtime resident of the Argos community, died at 12:30 p.m. EST Tuesday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where she was a patient one day after suffering a heart seizure. She lived with her mother in Argos.
She was born in Leiters Ford Oct. 12, 1904 and moved to Argos from Monterey 45 years ago. She was the daughter of William and Bertha Belle COWEN RALSTON. She was married to Harlan V. BLUNT in Argos in 1926. He died in 1950. Mrs. Blunt was a saleslady at the IGA store in Argos for many years and also had been employed by the Argos Newsstand and Holland's Hardware store. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Plymouth.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Bertha Belle RALSTON, Argos; two brothers, Marshall [RALSTON], of Niles and Arthur [RALSTON], of Miami, Fla., and nieces and nephews. A sister, Gertrude [RALSTON], and a brother, Raymond [RALSTON], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 3 p.m. EST Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with Homer TAYLOR, Christian Science reader, officiatig. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 p.m. EST today.

Thursday, December 22, 1966

Everett Cunningham
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church for Everett CUNNINGHAM, 63, Grass Creek, who died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Logansport Memorial hospital.
Mr. Cunningham had operated a garage at Grass Creek 35 years.
The Rev. John RUDDIX will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna or at the church an hour before the service.
Mr. Cunningham was a member of the Wayne township advisory board, the West Union church and the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Born March 24, 1903, in Pulaski county, he was the son of James and Millie ZEIDERS CUNNINGHAM. His marriage was March 19, 1927, to Florence JONES, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Julia Ann MATTHEWS, Anderson; two sons, James [CUNNINGHAM], Kansas City, and John Robert [CUNNINGHAM], Gass Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy FULTZ, R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Mrs. Lucille SLATER, Rochester, and five grandchildren.

Eura V. Lowe
Mrs. Eura V. LOWE, 74, Peru, died at Dukes hospital in Peru at 9:30 a.m. today after an illness of two years. She had lived in Peru all her life.
Surviving are two sons, Harold [LOWE], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Robert [LOWE], R.R. 1, Macy; three daughters; two sisters; ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru with the Rev. Paul STEELE officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Friday, December 23, 1966

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Saturday, December 24, 1966

Tressa E. Kinder
Mrs. Tressa E. KINDER, 75, former Akron resident, died Friday at 8:32 p.m. in her home, 415 East South street, South Bend, after an illness of 11 years.
Mrs. Kinder had owned and operated the Tressa K. Beauty Nook in South Bend for 25 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Jean KINDER, at home, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Sarah) EASH, Elkhart. Her husband preceded in death in 1935.
The Forest G. Hay funeral home at South Bend is in charge of last rites, which are incomplete.

Dr. Verly E. Booher
Dr. Verly E. BOOHER, 75, retired Rochester chiropractor, died this morning at 2:15 o'clock at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted at 9:30 p.m. Friday after suffering a stroke at his home, 523 East Ninth street.
Dr. Booher's death was unexpected. He had spent the evening shopping and also visited a sick friend at the hospital.
He came to this city in 1919 after graduation from Palmer School of Chiropracty at Davenport, Ia. After 41 years of practice here, he retired in 1960 and moved to Tipton, returning to this city in 1964.
Dr. Booher was born Feb. 20, 1891, in Shelby county, the oldest son of Henry and Ida MYER BOOHER. His marriage was March 7, 1914, at South Union, Ind., to Laura A. OVERMAN, who survives.
He was a member of the American Chiropractic Society, a charter member of the latter's state society, belonged to the Grace Methodist church, Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge, Mt. Horeb Encampment and was past president of the Rochester Kiwanis club.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, Ray BOOHER, a pharmacist at Indianapolis, and Richard BOOHER, an optometrist in Muncie; six grandchildren; one brother, Lance BOOHER, Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Fern GROVER and Mrs. Letha RHODES, both of Shelby county, and one nephew.
Last rites are set tentatively for Tuesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Calling hours also are tentative, likely after Monday noon.

Monday, December 26, 1966

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Tuesday, December 27, 1966

Martha Gow
Mrs. Martha GOW, 73, former Rochester resident, died at 7:25 a.m. today at the R.N. nursing home Teegarden, Ind., after an extended illness.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Frank WRIGHT, Plymouth, and a niece, Mrs. Vernon STUCK, Plymouth.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Grossman funeral home at Argos will be in charge.

Kenneth E. Miller
Kenneth Eugene MILLER, 10, ill since birth, died Christmas Day at the Muscatatuck state school, Butlerville, Ind., where he had lived most of his life.
Born Jan. 14, 1956, in Columbus, Ind., he was the son of Arthur J. and Betty HERRELL MILLER.
Surviving are the parents, of Dayton, O.; two brothers, James [MILLER], a student at the University of Cincinnati, and Robert [MILLER], at home. He was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Fred MITCHELL, Sr., of Rochester.
Last rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Lora J. Brown
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Lora Joy BROWN, 86, who died Monday at 1:50 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, wher she had been admitted Dec. 19.
Mrs. Brown resided with a daughter, Mrs. Von STALEY, R.R. 1, Rochester. She had been ill a year, seriously for one week.
Born Jan. 13, 1880, at Denver, she was the daughter of Samuel and Ellen Dinah COOK KEIM and had spent most of her life in the Fulton area. Her marriage was Aug. 16, 1899, in Miami county, to William Elmer BROWN, who died April 22, 1961.
She was a member of the First Baptist church at Peru.
Surviving are two sons, Guy [BROWN], Gary, and Wilbur [BROWN[, Florissants, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary ADDISON, Elwood, and Mrs. Von (Ruth Margaret) STALEY, R.R. 1, Rochester; ten grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were one daughter, Nellie Geneva [BROWN], in 1913; one brother, Clayson KEIM, and one sister, Mrs. Jessie HORTON.
The Rev. James RANARD will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Robert St. Julian
Friends here have been advised of the death in Goshen of Robert St. JULIAN, who formerly operated kitchen facilities at both the Rochester country club and later, the Manitou Moose lodge.
Mr. St. Julian had been in charge of the kitchen and dining room at the Elkhart county home. His wife preceded in death, about five years ago. He also had been employed by the Maple Crest country club at Goshen. His death occurrd Oct. 22.

Orpha Glen Riemenschneider
Last rites were held this afternoon at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Mrs. Orpha Glen RIEMENSCHNEIDER, 83, Fulton, who died Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Dec. 17.
Death came after a week's serious illness. The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG officiated at rites and burial was in the Fulton cemetery.
Born Aug. 8, 1883, in Fulton county, Mrs. Riemenschneider had spent her entire life in the Fulton community. Her marriage was in 1901 to Ernest RIEMENSCHNEIDER, who died May 1, 1966. Her parents were Thomas and Mary Jane SPARKS MOGLE.
She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Nellie RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Fulton; two grandchildren, Mrs. Roger (Neva) FIELDS, R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Mrs. James (Doneta) RENTSCHLER, R.R. 1, Lucerne; and six great-grandchildren, Wayne, Dale and Shelly RENTSCHLER, and Patricia, Darrell and Darla FIELDS. One son, Ermal [RIEMENSCHNEIDER], died Oct. 27, 1961, and one grandchild also preceded in death.

Francis Krieg
Francis KRIEG, 99, R.R. 2, Akron, believed to be the oldest resident of Henry township, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday at his home following an illness of one year. He had been seriously ill two weeks.
Born Jan. 9, 1867 in Henry township, he had resided all his life in that township. He was the son of Philip and Sarah KING KRIEG. He was married Dec. 31, 1892 to Nettie Belle MILLER, who died in 1898. On March 7, 1909 he was married in Peru to Pearl SMITH, who died in 1954. Mr. Krieg was a retired farmer.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jesse (Dorothy) COX, Akron; two sons, Walter [KRIEG], Fort Wayne, and Gerald [KRIEG], New Richmond, O.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Harvey [KRIEG], Akron. Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday 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.

Daniel Lyle Calhoun
Two of the set of triplet sons, born Monday at 1:30 p.m. to an Argos couple at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, were "doing fine" today following the death of one of the boys 6 1/2 hours after birth. Parents of the triplets, first ever born at Parkview, are Charles and Judy CLINE CALHOUN, who have three other children.
Daniel Lyle [CALHOUN], died at 8 p.m. Monday. His identical brothers are Douglas and Dennis [CALHOUN]. Also surviving are two other brothers, Timothy and David [CALHOUN]; a sister, Sandra [CALHOUN], all at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forest CLINE and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald CALHOUN, Sr., all of Argos; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray CLINE of Bourbon and Mrs. Ada THOMAS, Warsaw.
Prayer services for the Calhoun infant were held this afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Waldo GABY officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

William J. Moore
William J. MOORE, 57, former reporter for The Sentinel, died Sunday at 3:40 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Dec. 21. Mr. Moore, who resided at 130 1/2 East 10th street, had been in failing health since Oct. 1.
He came to this city in February from Logansport, where he had been employed by The Pharos-Tribune & Press, and also had worked for newspapers in the Hammond region. Mr. Moore left The Sentinel's staff in mid-November.
He was born April 5, 1909, at Danville, Ill., the son of Harry and Edna HAYWORTH MOORE. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church at Walkerton, Masonic lodge at Walkerton, Scottish Rite of South Bend, Murat Shrine in Indianapolis and the Rochester Rotary club.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Patricia MOORE, Hammond; one son, Donald MOORE, Peoria, Ill., and one brother, George [MOORE], Los Angeles. Another brother, Robert [MOORE], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with Father Harold WELLER officiating, assisted by the Masonic lodge. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles Helsel
Charles HELSEL, 52, LaMesa, Cal., died at his home there of a heart attack early Sunday. A former Argos resident, he had been in California 35 years.
The son of Fred and Gladys HELSEL of Argos, he is survived by his mother, who was visiting her son in California at the time of his death. Also surviving are a wife and two sisters.
Last rites and burial will be in LaMesa.

Wednesday, December 28, 1966

Kenneth E. Miller
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Kenneth E. MILLER, 10, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Fred MITCHELL, Sr., of Rochester.
The Rev. Byon KINLAW of Dayton, O., will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Donald LAMBERT of Rochester, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
The Miller youth died Sunday at the Muskatatuck state school, Butlerville, Ind. Ill since birth, he was the son of Arthur and Betty HERRELL MILLER, Dayton, O.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers, James [MILLER], Cincinnati, O., and Robert [MILLER], at home.

Martha Gow
Last rites for Mrs. Martha GOW, 73 215 East Fourth street, who died at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday at the R.N. nursing home in Teegarden, Ind., will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
The Revs. E. J. BRUTON and Glen MITCHELL will officiate and burial will be in the City cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 p.m. EST today.
Mrs. Gow had been ill the last 18 months and had lived at the nursing home for some time. She was born May 23, 1893 in Tippecanoe county and had lived in Rochester for 25 years, moving here from Monterey.
She was marrid to Charles GOW in Winamac in 1920. He died in July, 1959. Mrs. Gow was the daughter of John and Almeda PERKY LIVINGSTON. She was a member of the Assembly of God church of Rochester.
Surviving are a son, Max Randolph GOW, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Zelma) WRIGHT, Plymouth, and a niece, Mrs. Vernon (Ethel) STUCK, Plymouth.

Rev. John W. Lewis
Funeral services were conducted in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesdsay for the Rev. John W. LEWIS, 35, Kansas City, who died in St. Luke's hospital in that city at 6 p.m.Saturday following open heart surgery.
The Rev. Lewis graduated 18 months ago from Pasedena, Cal., college with bachelor's and master's degrees in religion. He was a senior at the Nazarene Theological Seminary at the time of his death.
Surviving are the wife, Meriam [LEWIS]; two children, Rosie and Jerry [LEWIS], both of Warsaw; the mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Loren KRAMER, Talma; three brothers, Nolan [LEWIS], of Portland, Ore.; Leonard [LEWIS], of Iowa City, Ia., and Paul [LEWIS] of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Vera HARPER, Rochester, and Mrs. Bessie LILLEY, New Orleans, La.; a step-brother, Charles R. KRAMER, Rochester; a step-sister, Mrs. Betty HUTCHINSON, Tippecanoe, and a grandmother, Mrs. Bessie LOWE, Rochester.
Burial will be in Miami, Fla., the former home of his wife.

Clyde A. Fritz
Clyde A. FRITZ, 55, lifetime resident of Winamac and father of Mrs. Ivan (Bonnie) TROUTMAN of Rochester, died at 2:07 a.m. today in the South Bend Osthopedic hospital, where he had been a patient since Sunday morning. Death was due to stomach cancer. Last rites are pending at the Kennedy-Braman funeral home in Winamac.

Thursday, December 29, 1966

Clyde A. Fritz
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kennedy-Braman funeral home at Winamac for Clyde A. FRITZ, 55, lifetime resident and well-known businessman of Winamac. The father of Mrs. Ivan (Bonnie) TROUTMAN of Rochester, Mr. Fritz was born April 2, 1910 and married Dora POOR in 1933. He was owner of Winamac Beverage company. Surviving are a son, two daughters and four grandchildren.

Friday, December 30, 1966

George Eber
George EBER, 93, native of Fulton county, died Christmas Day in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, friends here hae been advised.
He had resided in Canada since 1908. His wife, Effie [EBER], and one son, Doyle [EBER] preceded in death.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Nita) LIND, Lethbridge; two brothers, John EBER, Akron, and Homer EBER, Marion, O., and one sister, Mrs. Tressie SCHRADER, Wabash.
Joseph Bales
Joseph BALES, Apartment G8, Gateway Gardens, Kokomo, former Rochester area resident, died at his home suddenly Thursday morning. His wife, Iola [BALES] died last September. Surviving are three daughters, a brother and two sisters. Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the ellers Chapel at Kokomo and burial will be in the Maple Hill cemetery at Plainfield. Friends may call at the chapel.

Effie Berkebile
Mrs. D. G. (Effie) BERKEBILE, mother of Dr. Dale BERKEBILE of Rochester, died unexpectedly Wednesday at the Church of the Brethren retirement home in Greenville, O. Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenville.